The Bay

Bay Park Conservancy Receives Unrestricted $2 Million Gift from Anonymous Donors

The unrestricted gift will be used over the next three years to build out and operate Phase One of Bay Park.

2:26pm By Staff


City Announces Security Screening Measures for Meetings

The screening will remain in place until further notice.

06/14/2019 By Staff

Water Quality

Sarasota County's Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Now Available

Water was tested daily from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2018.

06/13/2019 By Staff


City Gives Green Light to Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice Development Plans

The hospital will offer a full array of medical and surgical care.

06/12/2019 Photography by Staff


Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight Announces Final Term

Knight will not seek re-election after his current term ends in January 2021.

06/07/2019 By Staff


U.S. News and World Report Ranks Sarasota No. 20 on 'Most Desirable Places to Live in 2019' List

Sarasota was highlighted for its year-round warm weather, popular beaches and reputation as a destination for retirees.

06/06/2019 By Staff


Six USF Sarasota-Manatee Professors Awarded 'USF Nexus Initiative' Grants

The program was created in 2018 to enable research faculty the opportunity to collaborate globally and nationally on scholarly and innovative projects.

06/05/2019 By Staff

Red Tide

Public Invited to a Discussion About Red Tide and Algal Blooms

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will host scientist and red tide expert Larry Brand.

06/05/2019 By Staff


Sarasota YMCA Achievers Program Awards College Scholarships

The Achievers program empowers students to set and achieve goals in both their educational and personal lives.

06/04/2019 By Staff

Infectious Diseases

Sarasota County Residents and Visitors Urged to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

Although measles was thought to be eradicated in the United States in 2000, the disease has reappeared.

06/03/2019 Photography by Staff


City Begins Remodeling Project at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park

The restrooms and main pavilion at the park will be renovated.

06/03/2019 By Staff

Blue + You

Sarasota Police Department to Host Community Barbecue

The "Blue + You BBQ" will take place Saturday, June 9, from 1-3:30 p.m. at Gillespie Park.

06/03/2019 By Staff


American Airlines to Offer Daily Flights From SRQ to Philadelphia

The change takes place December 18.

05/31/2019 By Staff

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Unconditional Surrender

Rather than tourists posing in front of the enormous couple kissing, this seagull decided to take in the sights for a change.

05/30/2019 Illustrations by John Pirman


New College of Florida Names First Archimedes Scholars

The scholarship program provides a $10,000 scholarship annually to a New College student and a $5,000 scholarship yearly to two graduates of high schools in Sarasota or Manatee counties.

05/30/2019 By Staff

Guiding Light

Southeastern Guide Dogs Is Looking for Puppy Raisers

Puppy raisers teach basic house manners and obedience while exposing future guide dogs to a variety of environments from the age of about 10 weeks through a year.

05/30/2019 By Staff

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Reports on the End of the World

Is Mr. C the only one who is seriously getting worried that the world might end, like real soon?

05/30/2019 By Robert Plunket


Fertilizer Restricted Season Underway in Sarasota County

Nutrient runoff can cause harmful algal blooms that block sunlight from reaching underwater grasses, rob the water of oxygen and threaten aquatic life.

05/29/2019 By Staff


Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Awards College Scholarships

Each recipient will receive $10,000 over four years to help offset the cost of college tuition and expenses.

05/28/2019 By Staff