Kurt Hoffman – whose career includes stints with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, as Assistant State Attorney for the 12th District, and most recently as General Counsel and Captain -- then Colonel under Sheriff Tom Knight --took office today.
After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, join us for GIVING TUESDAY, a global day of philanthropy, in support of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee and All Faiths Food Bank as we come together to feed those in need..
As the eye of Tropical Storm Eta inches closer to the Sunshine State, people across the Suncoast are hunkering down as they waited for the worst of the weather to pass by. Retirement communities like Plymouth Harbor near St. Armands Circle said they were prepared for anything.
Proceeds raised from Thunder By The Bay provide financial support to Suncoast Charities for Children impacting six area local non-profit agencies serving over 5,000 children, teens, and adults with special needs.
The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) names the Monty Andrews Arboretum in West Blalock Park in Venice a Certified Butterfly Garden. The certificate confirms the garden/habitat provides resources to increase the world’s butterfly population
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) received a nearly $5 million emergency grant to implement a Crisis Counseling Program to help Floridians respond to the behavioral health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All donors will receive a free Halloween t-shirt and a wellness checkup to include blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening. Additionally, a free COVID-19 antibody test is available for all successful donors.
The organization released a statement developed by Selby Gardens' Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. The organization says this statement will guide the effort to ensure that all in the community - regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or financial status - feel welcome.
The Sarasota Police Department is partnering with Alert Today Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) to educate the community on the importance of avoiding distracted driving.
The Venice Police Department will join several law enforcement agencies throughout Sarasota County on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day so citizens may properly dispose of prescription medications.
Prime Day is Amazon’s annual sale event exclusively for Prime members. It features two days of special savings on thousands of items across all product categories. Amazon confirmed on September 27 that Prime Day will be held on Oct. 13-14, 2020. The deals will go live starting at midnight PDT.
Over a dozen companies are looking to fill more than 200 openings are participating in the Sarasota JobLink job fair on Thursday, October 15th from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 8270 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
October is Family History Month and during the week of October 12 – 17, 2020, from 9:00 am – noon, the Manatee County Historical Records Library is presenting special appointments that focus on local genealogy and historical research.
he Circus Arts Conservatory (CAC) has launched its first ever, limited-opportunity fundraising program to name seats in the newly renovated Sailor Circus Arena. This is the first such opportunity in the 71 year history of the Sailor Circus program.
Regal will close hundreds of movie theatres. Those theatres include two located in Sarasota and Manatee County. The Sarasota-Manatee locations are Regal Hollywood Stadium 11 in Sarasota and Regal Oakmont 8 in Bradenton.
he Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the re-launching of the monthly Pay What You Can (PWYC) day at the Sarasota Art Museum. The museum will also begin hiring multilingual Visitor Experience Associates (VEAs) to enhance diversity and inclusion training.
The park, located in the Venezia Park Historic District, was part of the original John Nolen design for the City of Venice in the 1920s. The intent is to place the improvements around the existing trees, and minimize any disturbance to the trees.
According to the All Faiths Food Bank, hunger has reached a crisis point. In an effort to meet the increasing need of the community due to the financial impact of the Coronavirus and find and serve the hungry, All Faiths Food Bank has adjusted its operations, added staff, trucks and food distributio