Buying A Home

Sarasota Ranked No. 10 in Closing Costs

SmartAsset studies closing costs by county in Florida.

05/26/2017 By Staff

Housing

Workforce housing plan moves forward in Venice

First project of its kind in decades would have rents starting at $750

05/26/2017 By Staff

Health and Fitness

9Round 30-minute fitness franchise opens in Bradenton

Developed by kickboxing champion, concept involves nine, three-minute stations

05/26/2017 By Staff

Openings

Cable, Internet Company Hiring

The cable television and internet service provider Spectrum is currently hiring customer service representatives, with an open interview period scheduled for Thursday, June 1.

05/26/2017 By Staff

Data

Graduation Gift Spending Expected to Reach New High

A new survey found that consumers expect to spend $5.6 billion on graduation gifts this year.

05/26/2017 By Staff

Retail

Mall Begins Offering Text-Ahead Valet Service

The Mall at University Town Center recently began offering a text message valet parking service that allows shoppers to send a message to have their valeted vehicle ready before they exit the mall.

05/26/2017 By Staff

Data

Mothers Paid 71 Cents for Every Dollar Paid to Fathers

The wage gap between mothers and fathers is even wider than the broader wage gap between women and men, according to a new report issued by the National Women's Law Center.

05/26/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Our regular roundup of locals giving back.

05/25/2017 By Staff

New hires

Club Names Two New Golf Pros

The Founders Club, a private Sarasota golf club and residential community, recently hired two new golf professionals: Anne McClure and Joel Rasho.

05/25/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns June 24-July 4

Last year's Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival generated $37.2 million in economic impact for the area, according to the nonprofit that produces the event.

05/25/2017 By Staff

Tourism

'Dr. Beach' Picks Siesta as Country's No. 1 Beach

Stephen Leatherman, popularly known as "Dr. Beach," announced Thursday that he ranks Siesta Beach as the country's No. 1 beach.

05/25/2017 By Staff

Politics

State Lawmakers Provide Legislative Update June 1

State Sen. Greg Steube and state Reps. Julio Gonzalez, Joe Gruters and Alex Miller will provide an update on state government and the state Legislature.

05/25/2017 By Staff

New hires

School Picks New Donor Relations Specialist

Sarasota's Hershorin Schiff Community Day School recently hired Iris Starr to serve as its community advancement leader.

05/24/2017 By Staff

Data

Home Sales Up, Condo Sales Down

The number of single family home sales in Sarasota County increased by 8.3 percent between April 2016 and last month, while Manatee County experienced a 1.5 percent increase.

05/24/2017 By Staff

Design

Sarasota Architecture Firm Recognized for Library Restoration

Sarasota's Seibert Architects recently won an American Institute of Architects award for its work on Boca Grande's Johann Fust Community Library.

05/24/2017 By Staff

Sports

2021 Super Bowl Moved From Los Angeles to Tampa

The National Football League announced Tuesday that Super Bowl LV will be relocated to Tampa after originally being planned to take place in Los Angeles.

05/24/2017 By Staff

Marijuana

Cannabis Networking Event Scheduled for June

MJ Cannaday, a networking and investment event for the legal cannabis industry, is scheduled to take place 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 22.

05/24/2017 By Staff

Real estate

Downtown Office Building Renovated

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Cecil Lee Upshaw, III and business partner Gabor Sztuska recently renovated the First Professional Building.

05/23/2017 By Staff

Planning

North Port Approves Plans for New Aquatic Center

The North Port City Commission on Monday approved plans for a new aquatic center with a lazy river, water slides, a lap pool and more.

05/23/2017 By Staff

Technology

Software and Marketing Company Moving to Sarasota

The software and digital marketing company FloorForce is relocating from Boca Raton to downtown Sarasota and has announced plans to hire 72 full-time employees over the next five years.

05/23/2017 By Staff