Meetings

Brain Health Initiative to Host Public Meeting Dec. 9

The meeting will review progress from Phase 1 of the initiative and provide updates on Phase 2.

12/05/2019 By Staff

Insider's Guide

The Ultimate Guide to What to Eat, See, Do and Enjoy in Sarasota and Beyond

There’s always something new for you to experience. Let us be your guide to the fun.

12/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

How High Can You Jump?

Debbie Stephens Can Jump Higher Than Any Other Female Horse Rider

For the last 37 years, Stephens, now 69, has held onto the outdoor Ladies’ High Jump record.

12/02/2019 By Hanna Powers

Gossip Girls

The Life and Times of a Sarasota Mermaid

It turns out that Sarasota, like the rest of Florida, has a thriving “mermaiding” culture.

12/02/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Green Light

Manatee County Clerk of Court Assists Hundreds of Residents During 'Operation Green Light'

Operation Green Light is a one-week driver's license reinstatement event.

12/02/2019 By Staff

Müv-ing Up

A Retired Lakewood Ranch Executive Is a Major Player in the Smoking-Hot Cannabis Industry

“We’re real pioneers,” Michael Smullen says, “but we’re just scratching the surface of what this could really look like.”

12/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Horse Power

Fox Lea Farm Is Bringing in Riders, Horses and Dollars

The 46-acre farm hosts 42 events every year.

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns

A New Day for the Arts

Sarasota Art Museum Opens Its Doors to the Public

The Sarasota Art Museum opens its doors to the future in buildings reimagined from the past.

12/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

From the Editor

From the Editor: A Very Good Year

We know there are plenty of reasons to feel despondent, anxious and irritated. But you’re in a place that people all over the country admire and aspire to.

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Housing

Youth Advocacy Team Doubles Housing Subsidies

The group is now able to subsidize housing costs for 23 local youth who otherwise would be homeless.

11/27/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Sarasota County Area Transit to Host Series of Network Redesign Open Houses

The county has been exploring mobility redesign concepts in order to better meet the needs of the community.

11/27/2019 By Staff

Gobble for Good

All Faiths Food Bank Distributes 8,500 Turkeys This Thanksgiving

It's the most the food bank has ever distributed.

11/27/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Veterans' Groups to Hold Holiday Toy Drive, Breakfast

The organizations are commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor while working to help local veterans and families in need.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Thanksgiving

City of Sarasota Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Waste collection schedules will also be affected by the holiday.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Diversity

Harvey Milk Festival Launches #WeSupport Campaign

The campaign aims to educate and inform participants about the unique diversity issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Meetings

Public Invited to Lift Station 87 Community Outreach Meeting Dec. 5

Project team members will discuss preliminary construction plans for Phase 3, as well as upcoming street closures and traffic plans.

11/25/2019 By Staff

Agriculture

Visit Sarasota County, Discover DeSoto Update Local Farm Guide

The guide information on locally owned farms, farmers markets, community gardens, culinary events and farm resources.

11/25/2019 Photography by Staff

Parks & Rec

Payne Park Skate Park Now Free to Public

The previous user fee has been eliminated.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Throwing Shade

City Pilot Program Encourages Homeowners to Plant Mature Trees

Trees provide significant benefits including saving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, cleaning the air and providing wildlife habitat.

11/21/2019 By Staff

City News

Citizens’ Academy Returns for 2020

The Citizens’ Academy is an opportunity for participants to see how municipal government operates through interactive learning sessions, with different City departments featured each week.

11/17/2019 By Staff