The courts

Sentencing in College Admission Scam Case Involving Bradenton Man Postponed

Former IMG Academy employee Mark Riddell was supposed to appear in court Thursday, April 15, but the appearance was pushed back.

04/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Red Tide

Red Tide Present in the Gulf, DOH Says

And is it just a coincidence after the Piney Point crisis?

04/15/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

All Faiths Food Bank to Hold Monthly Food Distributions at Van Wezel

The large-scale events will take place on the fourth Saturday of each month through October at the Van Wezel.

04/15/2021 By Staff

Crisis in Palmetto

DeSantis, State Officials Plan to Close Piney Point Facility

Full cleanup and closure costs could top $200 million.

04/13/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

New Report Reveals Impacts of 2018 Red Tide Bloom

The report details conditions in the five-county Tampa Bay/Sarasota Bay region before, during and after the red tide event across 18 measures of community well being.

04/13/2021 By Staff

Tourism

How Local Tourism Is Shaping Up So Far This Year

It’s not back to pre-pandemic numbers, but it’s getting there.

04/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Environment

Environmentalists Call for Complete Cleanup and Closure of Piney Point

Organizations say that at the current rate of wastewater discharge, nearly 500 tons of nitrogen are on track to be released in the course of about a week.

04/07/2021 By Staff

Crisis in Palmetto

Piney Point Evacuation Orders Lifted

New data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows a diminished risk for an uncontrolled breach of water from the Piney Point gyp stacks

04/06/2021 By Staff

Just for Kids

Summer Camps We Love

Eleven fun activities that keep kids healthy, happy and sharp while school is out.

04/06/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Crisis in Palmetto

Piney Point Evacuation Leaves Residents and Business Owners Scared and Anxious

"It will have lasting effects for years to come for the entire county."

04/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Q&A

How Dangerous Is the Water Leaking From Piney Point?

ManaSota-88’s Glenn Compton describes phosphate wastewater’s risk to human health and the environment.

04/05/2021 By Susan Burns

Networking

A New Nonprofit Connects Young People with Disabilities

Trevor Kelliher, who has cerebral palsy, created All Friends Network during the pandemic, a free app and social network for those with developmental disabilities who want to make friends.

04/05/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Second Serve

Bath & Racquet Club Will Become A New Live, Work and Play Community

The new design includes a new fitness center, residences, retail space, and a public park and trail.

04/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fast Track

Scott Hopes Named Acting Manatee County Administrator

Hopes will be responsible for overseeing the county's 1,900 employees and implementing the Manatee Board of County Commissioners’ policy decisions.

04/01/2021 By Staff

Hunger

All Faiths Food Bank Prepares to Launch Eighth Annual Campaign Against Summer Hunger

This year's goal is to raise $1.6 million and reach 35,000 children in Sarasota and DeSoto counties.

03/30/2021 By Staff

Hurricane Season

FPL Announces Sarasota-Area Improvements Ahead of 2021 Hurricane Season

The energy company says that it has strengthened the energy grid serving Sarasota and is planning multiple improvements.

03/29/2021 By Staff

Murals

Artist Wyland to Paint Mural at Tuttle Elementary School

The mural is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation.

03/29/2021 By Staff

The Bay

The Bay Park's Mangrove Walkway Will Open to the Public April 10

The half-mile, 10-ft. wide sidewalk winds around the coastal wetlands in The Bay Park.

03/26/2021 By Staff

Taxes

Selby Gardens to Retain Property Tax Exemption

Selby Gardens president and CEO Jennifer Rominiecki called the decision an "overwhelming victory."

03/25/2021 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota County Earns Sustainability Honors for Sheriff Support Facility

The county earned two Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative.

03/16/2021 By Staff