Honor Thy Selfie

Today is #CityHallSelfie Day

For the third year, the City of Sarasota invites employees and residents to take a selfie in front of City Hall or their favorite city park or facility and share it on social media.

08/15/2019 By Staff

History

Three Manatee County Historical Sites Reopen

The sites were closed for month-long improvement projects.

08/14/2019 By Staff

Education

USF Sarasota-Manatee, Manatee County Schools Announce Hiring Agreement

A new program guarantees USFSM elementary education students a teaching job with Manatee County schools once they graduate.

08/12/2019 Photography by Staff

The Bay

The Bay to Hold Two More Community Outreach Meetings

Attendees will be able to learn and inquire about the design for Phase One, as well as preview its eight-part implementation plan.

08/12/2019 By Staff

Elections

Supervisor of Elections Recruiting Bilingual Poll Workers

Bilingual poll workers are needed at the polls to ensure that Spanish-speaking voters are able to exercise their rights to vote without any language barriers.

08/08/2019 By Staff

Flower Power

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Announces Theme of This Year’s Orchid Show

Thousands of orchids and other plants will be on display beginning October, 12, 2019.

08/07/2019 By Staff

Health

Sarasota Department of Health Reminds Parents to Get Their Children's School Vaccines Updated

Students without required immunizations will be sent home from public schools on the first day of school.

08/05/2019 By Staff

Paper Cuts

With Layoffs and Fewer Readers, What’s the Future of Our Hometown Newspaper?

As newspaper giants merge, a look at the changing landscape for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

08/05/2019 By David Hackett

Tourism

Visit Florida Launches New Eco-Friendly Travel Hub

Visitors can find information about environmentally friendly attractions, activities, dining, transportation, lodging and how to practice "voluntourism" while in Florida.

08/05/2019 By Staff

From the Editor

From the Editor: The Billionaires Among Us

As affluent newcomers know well, long-term strategies and sacrifices to preserve wealth ensure a better future for us and our heirs.

08/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Save the date

Four Great Sarasota Dates

Whether it's your first date or your 100th, let us spice up your love life with some fun date suggestions.

08/02/2019 By Hanna Powers

Awards

Venice Beautification Project Wins State Award

The annual awards program showcases innovative practices and projects that contribute to the success of local Main Street programs.

08/01/2019 By Staff

Cleaning House

Newtown Community Cleanup Set for Aug. 10

The cleanup will be held from 8 a.m.-noon.

08/01/2019 By Staff

Conferences

PINC Returns This December

The day-long creativity conference will be held at the Sarasota Opera House.

08/01/2019 Photography by Staff

The Jet Set

Private Air Travel Is Up, Up, Up in Sarasota

All of Sarasota's private air travel facilities have seen an increase in takeoffs and landings over the past few years.

08/01/2019 By Stacey Altherr Photography by Everett Dennison

Well Played

VIDEO: Manatee County Schools Bus Driver Puts Her Spin on a Pop Anthem

Just in time for the new school year.

07/30/2019 By Megan McDonald

Education

New College of Florida is Named ‘Best Buy’ in 2019 Fiske Guidebook

New College has appeared on Fiske’s “Best Buy” list since 2003.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Accreditation

Historic Spanish Point Receives Highest National Museum Recognition

Historic Spanish Point opened to the public in 1982, and first achieved American Alliance of Museums accreditation in 2002.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Transportation

DeSantis Announces Plan for Expansion of Florida’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Using funds from the 2018 multi-state Volkswagen settlement, the plan will increase the number of charging stations along major thoroughfares throughout the state.

07/24/2019 By Staff

Homelessness

City, Local Agencies Collaborate to Start Homeless Court

This specialized court handles homeless individuals charged with minor criminal activity.

07/23/2019 By Staff