Retail

Mall Hosts Pre-Mother's Day Event

The Mall at University Town Center is holding its first All About Mom event from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 6.

04/25/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Bradenton Nonprofit Launches New Interactive Exploration Site

Realize Bradenton recently launched WalkBradenton.com, a new website that highlights places in Bradenton to eat, shop, visit and more.

04/25/2017 By Staff

New hires

Restaurant Group Selects New Sales and Marketing Director

TableSeide Restaurant Group recently named Melissa Darpino, a Los Angeles catering and events specialist, as its new director of sales and marketing.

04/24/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Suncoast Boat Show Returns

This year’s show will be the largest in the event’s history.

04/18/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Panel Discusses Sports Tourism May 4

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is hosting a panel discussion on Sarasota as an "international sports mecca" at Michael's on East.

04/12/2017 By Staff

Food

Restaurant Chain Opening New Location

University Park's First Watch, the breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, will open its newest restaurant in Riverview, Florida, on Monday, April 17.

04/11/2017 By Staff

Fundraiser

Nonprofit Hosts Food, Craft Beer Festival

The Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota is hosting its second annual My Hometown Fest from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, April 15.

04/10/2017 By Staff

Tourism

122-Bed Lakewood Ranch Hotel Opens

The new Lakewood Ranch Hyatt Place hotel recently opened for business.

04/03/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Sarasota County Strikes Deal with Airbnb on Bed Tax Collections

Sarasota County recently reached an agreement with Airbnb that will allow the Sarasota County tax collector to begin reporting, collecting and remitting Tourist Development Tax money on short-term Airbnb rentals.

04/03/2017 By Staff

Giving

Sarasota Restaurant Chain Wins National 'Neighbor Award'

Gecko's Grill & Pub, which has eight locations around Sarasota and Manatee counties, was recently honored for its philanthropy.

03/31/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Orioles' Spring Training Attendance the Team's Second Highest Ever

A total of 119,742 fans attended the team's 17 home games at Sarasota's Ed Smith Stadium this spring.

03/31/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Visit Florida CEO Coming to Sarasota

Visit Florida president and chief executive officer Ken Lawson will speak in Sarasota as part of Visit Sarasota County's National Travel & Tourism Week Luncheon & Awards on Thursday, May 11.

03/30/2017 By Staff

Science

Plant Scientists Gather in Sarasota Next Week

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is hosting two rare plant conservation conferences next week.

03/30/2017 By Staff

Design

Local Designers Place Third in Global Competition

A Sarasota architecture and design team composed of lead designer Derek Pirozzi and lead architect Jedd Heap, in collaboration with Rome's Tari Architects, recently won third prize in a Turkish design contest.

03/29/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Whiskey Obsession Festival Begins Wednesday

The event is the largest world whiskey festival in the U.S.

03/28/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Rowing Championships Race Schedule Finalized

Competition will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24.

03/28/2017 By Staff

Transportation

City Launches Free Downtown Shuttle Service

The City of Sarasota is launching a new free downtown shuttle service, i-Ride, on Wednesday, March 29.

03/28/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Anna Maria Island Festival Highlights Beaches, Food Trucks

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is holding the Beach 'n Food Truck Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.

03/21/2017 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

Tourism

Treetop Adventure Course Upgrades Harness, Belay Technology

Bradenton's TreeUmph! Adventure Course recently spent $200,000 on new full-body harnesses and Clic-It smart belay technology, investments intended to ensure optimum safety.

03/16/2017 By Staff