Government

DeSantis Awards $10 Million to Sarasota for Climate Change Mitigation

The funding will be used to make improvements at downtown Sarasota's Bay Park.

4:45pm By Staff

Beep Beep, Scoot Scoot

Scooter, Bike Share Program Coming to Sarasota

Beginning in March, about 350-400 scooters and 50-75 bicycles will be available for rent.

01/18/2022 Photography by Staff

Rebirth

The Bath & Racquet Club Just Sold—Again

The beloved club, which requires demolition and rebuilding, went for $15 million. It previously sold for $5.5 million in 2020.

01/18/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Holidays

Sarasota County Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Day events and festivities have been canceled by the Greater Newtown Community Redevelopment Corporation due to surge in Covid cases.

01/14/2022 By Staff

Going Public

City of Sarasota Seeks Input for Public Art Master Plan

Beginning this month, the city’s Office of Public Art will host a series of meetings for artists, business owners and the general public.

01/13/2022 By Staff

Politics

Proposal to Increase Building Heights, Density on St. Armands Circle Encounters Opposition

Residents of St. Armands Circle worry that the changes will make a bad traffic problem even worse.

01/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Birds Are Real

Global Warming and Population Growth Are Impacting Local Bird Numbers

Volunteers tallied 165 species and about 30,000 birds at the Sarasota Audubon's Society annual Christmas Bird Count on Jan. 1.

01/12/2022 By Susan Burns

Festivals

PINCfest Announces Lineup

The three-day event will be held in the Rosemary District from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22.

01/11/2022 Photography by Staff

Hats Off

Sarasota Architecture Gets a Shout Out in The New York Times' Annual Travel Feature

Our town's commitment to preserving its Sarasota School of Architecture buildings landed it on the list of "52 Places for a Changed World."

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Covid-19

Where to Get a Covid Test or Vaccine in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Bookmark this list of local testing sites, vaccination sites and how to access Covid-related aid, such as rental assistance.

01/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Teed up

Plans to Renovate Bobby Jones Golf Complex Get the Green Light

After years of neglect and delays, the Sarasota City Commission approved plans to move forward with renovations and conservation of the 300-acre property.

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City

New Top-of-the-Line Lighting System Coming to Payne Park Tennis Center

The Sarasota City Commission voted Monday to spend $535,000 to upgrade the tennis center's lights in preparation for the Sarasota Open in April.

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Philanthropy

Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition Receives Major Gift

The $150,000 in funding has been earmarked for a development office and staff.

01/10/2022 By Staff

Jobs

Floridians Have Received $31.9 Billion Dollars From State Reemployment Program

More than 97 percent of claims filed with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity prior to Dec. 10 have been fulfilled.

01/07/2022 By Staff

Politics

Panel Discusses 'Who Owns Florida's Beaches?'

Inspired by an award-winning Sarasota Magazine story, a Sarasota Tiger Bay Club panel on Thursday discussed the complex legalities of where the public beach ends and where private ownership begins.

01/06/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Data

North Port, Sarasota, Bradenton Ranked Among Nation's Top 'Growth Cities'

North Port was fourth and Sarasota-Bradenton was 10th on a list of 25 growing cities analyzed by U-Haul.

01/06/2022 By Staff

Politics

Author and Columnist David Brooks Will Speak at May Luncheon

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club will hold the event at Michael's on East on Thursday, May 5.

01/06/2022 By Staff

Nature

Myakka River State Park Purchases All-Terrain Wheelchair to Improve Accessibility

A grant from the William G. & Marie Selby Foundation made the move possible.

01/05/2022 By Staff

Politics

State Lawmakers Vote Down Bill to Incorporate Siesta Key

A proposal to create a town on Siesta Key needed a majority vote to move on to the state Legislature.

01/05/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Philanthropy

Bay Park Conservancy Receives $300,000 Grant

The grant brings contributions from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation to more than $1 million.

01/04/2022 By Staff