Construction

New Preschool Construction Contract Awarded

The commercial construction company Halfacre Construction Company was recently selected to build the new preschool at the SKY Family YMCA in Venice.

03/22/2017 By Staff

New hires

YMCA Makes Interim President Permanent

The Sarasota YMCA recently named Laura Gilbert as the organization's president and chief executive officer. She has served as the interim president and CEO since last October.

03/22/2017 By Staff

Seniors

Local Initiatives Featured at Aging in America Conference

Representatives from The Patterson Foundation and its partners are in Chicago this week, presenting information about local aging initiatives to more than 3,000 experts convening for the 2017 Aging in America Conference.

03/20/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Music, Art and Theater Festival Returns in May

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.

03/20/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Several donations, free meals for students on spring break and much more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

03/16/2017 By Staff

New hires

Talent Management Company Leads Successful Search for New Nonprofit Leader

Sarasota's MBJ Group, a talent management company, recently led the successful search for the new executive director of the Animal Rescue Coalition.

03/15/2017 By Staff

Taxes

Volunteers Provide Free Help with Tax Returns

The United Way, along with several partners and sponsors, is helping provide volunteer tax assistance for anyone who earned less than $64,000 in 2016.

03/14/2017 By Staff

Appointments

Attorney Joins Blood Bank Board

Real estate law attorney Juan Villaveces from the Sarasota office of the law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP was recently named a new board member at SunCoast Blood Bank.

03/13/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Generous donations, yoga fundraisers and more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

03/09/2017 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

Honors

Congressman Wins Award From National YMCA Group

The national YMCA presented Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, with the Congressional Champion Award Wednesday for his work supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

03/09/2017 By Staff

Honors

'2017 Woman of the Year' Event March 16

The League of Women Voters of Sarasota County recently selected former Sarasota County Commissioner Shannon Staub as the group's 2017 Woman of the Year.

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

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Major donations, support for refugees and big book giveaways in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

03/02/2017 By Staff

Honors

Sarasota Nonprofit Recognized for Marketing Campaign

Children First, Sarasota County’s provider of Head Start and Early Head Start programs, last week won WEDU's Be More Informed Nielsen Marketing Campaign Award.

03/01/2017 By Staff

New hires

Nonprofit Names New Marketing, Database Managers

Venice's Loveland Village, a nonprofit that provides educational, vocational and residential programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently hired Rebecca Cross and Kellye Jacob.

03/01/2017 By Staff

Environment

Event Aims to Raise Money for Coastal Protection

The Florida Institute for Salt Water Heritage, the Sierra Club and Suncoast Waterkeeper are hosting Brunch for the Bay at noon this Sunday, March 5.

02/27/2017 By Staff

Construction

Habitat for Humanity Releases Annual Impact Numbers

Over 890 volunteers provided 25,587 volunteer hours, helping reduce construction costs by 30 percent.

02/27/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Several donations and special gifts in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Education

Applications Open for Leadership Development Program

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute.

02/23/2017 By Staff