Festivals

Harvey Milk Festival to Celebrate 11th Anniversary

This year's festival will take place May 7-9, 2020.

7:21pm By Staff

Meetings

FEMA to Host Open Houses for Flood Map Changes

The open houses aim to help residents review Preliminary FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

4:07pm By Staff

Book Love

The Little Free Libraries of Arlington Park

These brightly decorated libraries are bringing neighbors together over the love of reading.

02/20/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Law

New Program Launched to Help Inmates Reenter Sarasota Community

The "Re-Entry Navigator" program will connect inmates to reintegration programs before and after they leave the county jail.

02/19/2020 By Staff

Flights

Airport Will Celebrate Inaugural Flight to Allentown

Allegiant's first arriving flight from Lehigh Valley International Airport is today at 9:55 a.m.; the first departing flight at 10:45 p.m.

02/12/2020 By Staff

Awards

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Announces 2019 Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year

They are Victoria Phillips and David Rengifo.

02/07/2020 By Staff

Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Association Meeting Will Focus on Concerns About Short-Term Rentals

Sarasota Magazine senior editor Cooper Levey-Baker will be part of the panel discussion and networking event.

02/07/2020 By Staff

Finance

City, Credit Union to Host Open House, Car Sale

Through the city’s partnership with the credit union, Sarasota residents of all credit levels can qualify for a low-interest vehicle loan through the Reliable Ride initiative.

02/05/2020 By Staff

Family Fun Guide

Great Things to Do With Kids in Sarasota

From toddler art to untamed nature, a guide to under-the-radar adventures.

02/05/2020 By Pam Daniel and Ilene Denton

Elections

Supervisor of Elections to Make Drop Boxes Available for Vote-by-Mail Return

The drop boxes aim to make returning vote-by-mail ballots more convenient.

02/04/2020 By Staff

Neighborhoods

City of Sarasota Recognizes 'Limelight District'

The district is located north of Fruitville, down Lime Avenue through 12th Street.

02/04/2020 By Staff

The T-Shirt Wars

Inside the Bitter Fight for the Future of Sarasota

A series of hard-fought conflicts has created a situation in which you can tell by the color of someone’s T-shirt whether that person is an ally or a mortal enemy.

02/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hidden Histories

Sarasota’s African-American Cemeteries Have, Thankfully, Been Preserved

The history of segregation and black cemeteries in Florida and around the country was highlighted last fall when two black cemeteries in Tampa were discovered.

01/30/2020 By Isaac Eger

Cycling

Bike Sharing Pilot Program Launched at St. Armands Circle Garage

Ten cruiser bicycles are available for hourly or daily rental.

01/28/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

High Schoolers Can Learn All About Volunteering at GeneroCITY

The annual event, which takes place tonight at the Municipal Auditorium, is free and open to the public. High schoolers can sign up to get those volunteer hours.

01/28/2020 By Staff

Master Plan 2.0

Selby Gardens Unveils Revised Master Site Plan

The plan addresses neighbors’ concerns while upholding the integrity of the project, says executive director Jennifer Rominiecki.

01/27/2020 By Ilene Denton

Vote

Voter Registration Deadline for March 17 Presidential Primary Is Feb. 18

Remember that Florida is a closed primary state, so voters are eligible to vote only for the candidates of their own party in a primary election.

01/22/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Organizations Partner for Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief

"Operation Hope for Puerto Rico" will be collecting supplies for earthquake victims through Jan. 25.

01/16/2020 By Staff

Things to Do

Sarasota Celebrates Arbor Day With a Scavenger Hunt

The county's third annual "Tree Quest" is an interactive, educational way to learn about trees.

01/16/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Environment

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Reaches Agreement for Acquisition of Everglades Wetlands

The purchase would save 20,000 acres from oil drilling.

01/15/2020 By Staff