Tourism

Music, Art and Theater Festival Returns

The eighth annual Harvey Milk Festival will run May 11-13, culminating with a 10-band music festival in downtown Sarasota's Five Points Park on Saturday, May 13.

05/09/2017 By Staff

Media

Local TV Station Sold

Alabama's Raycom Media purchased Sarasota's WWSB ABC 7 on Monday, in addition to an ABC affiliate in Tallahassee.

05/02/2017 By Staff

Construction

TreeUmph! to Break Ground on New Hernando County Location

TreeUmph! Adventure Course is hosting a special celebration on Wednesday, May 3, to break ground on its new Hernando County location.

04/28/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Healthy meals, plenty of grants and more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

04/27/2017 By Staff

Education

Ringling College Department Head Named 'Mentor of the Year'

Ringling College of Art and Design film program head Bradley Battersby was recently named Mentor of the Year by Variety magazine.

04/27/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Series Shot in Sarasota Premieres Friday

Sugar, the Dylan McDermott series shot in Sarasota with Ringling College of Art and Design students and graduates and coproduced by the Ringling College Studio Lab and Semkhor Productions, will premiere at the Sunscreen Film Festival.

04/25/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

First Ringling College Soundstage Building Opens

Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions on Monday opened the first building completed as part of the college's new Ringling Studios Soundstage and Post Production Complex.

04/04/2017 By Staff

Deals

DeSoto Square Mall Goes for $25.5 Million

Brooklyn's DeSoto Owners LLC last week purchased the DeSoto Square Mall from the New York company that previously owned the property for $25.5 million.

03/28/2017 By Staff

Education

Professor Picked for Society for American Music Position

The organization brings together scholars, performers and students dedicated to studying, preserving, teaching and creating American music.

03/09/2017 By Staff

Energy

Air Conditioning Company Posts Videos Highlighting Common Scams

Sean McCutcheon, the owner of Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioning and Heating, recently created a website and a series of YouTube videos intended to shine a light on deceptive practices in the air conditioning repair business.

03/07/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Latin Chamber of Commerce Throwing Cinco De Mayo Party

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce is holding its 2017 Cinco De Mayo Festival from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 6.

03/03/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Ringling Grads Contribute to Animated Oscar Winner

Twenty-three Ringling College of Art and Design graduates worked on Zootopia, the film that won Best Animated Feature Film at Sunday's Oscars awards ceremony.

02/28/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Film Industry Panel, Networking Event Is Wednesday

The Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office is holding its third annual 6 and a Mix event, which includes a speaker panel and a networking mixer, from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1.

02/27/2017 By Staff

Sports

Brewery to Offer Growlers at Baseball Stadium

Darwin Brewing Co. is launching a new partnership with LECOM Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Bradenton Marauders.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Deals

Old Packinghouse Cafe Property Changes Hands

J.R. Garraus' Garraus-Nicolay, Inc. this week purchased the property that houses J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Cafe for $385,000.

02/17/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Film Festival Unveils Promotional Artwork

The Sarasota Film Festival on Thursday released new promotional artwork for the 2017 festival, which takes place March 31-April 9.

02/10/2017 By Staff

Article

WUSF-TV License Sold

The University of South Florida this week sold WUSF-TV’s public broadcast license for almost $18.8 million.

02/09/2017 By Staff

Honors

Osprey Club Recognized for Member Experience, Golf Course Redesign

The Oaks Club recently received the “Distinguished Emerald Club of the World” award from BoardRoom magazine and Golf Digest recently recognized the club for the redesign of its Heron Course.

02/01/2017 By Staff

Data

Retail Federation Predicts Dip in Super Bowl Spending

The National Retail Federation is predicting that American consumers will spend an average of $75 per person for a total of $14.1 billion while watching Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5.

01/31/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Ringling Bros. Circus Shutting Down

The 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will hold its final performances in May.

01/16/2017 By Staff