Construction

New Library Set to Open in Mid-December

The Sarasota County library system is beginning to transfer the collection, computers and equipment to the new William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library next week.

9:54am By Staff

Sand Sensations

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Competition

The annual competition drew thousands of people to Siesta Key Beach.

11/12/2018 By Megan McDonald

Planning

Free Workshop Covers Downtown Construction Safety

The Downtown Sarasota Condo Association is hosting a free workshop on safety during downtown Sarasota's building boom from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.

11/12/2018 By Staff

Government

County Names New Parks and Recreation Director

Sarasota County recently hired Nicole Rissler as the new director of the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department.

11/09/2018 By Staff

Transportation

Legacy Trail Extension Wins Approval

Sarasota County voters on Tuesday passed a measure that will connect the existing Legacy Trail to downtown Sarasota.

11/06/2018 By Staff

Retirement

'Boomer Conference' Takes Place Nov. 16

The keynote speaker is Jeri Sedlar, co-author of Don’t Retire: Rewire!

11/06/2018 By Staff

Deals

Company Wins Contract to Build Quay Infrastructure

Jon F. Swift Construction was recently awarded the contract to build the utility infrastructure for Quay Sarasota by GreenPointe Holdings.

10/31/2018 By Staff

Civics

Sarasota Citizens' Academy Returns in January

The eight-week course teaches participants how municipal government operates through interactive learning sessions with a different city department each week.

10/29/2018 By Staff

Come Together

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Will Hold a Vigil for Those Killed at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue

The vigil will take place in the Beatrice Friedman Theater on The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life, 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Due to increased security, reservations are required

10/28/2018 By Staff

Education

Pine View Grad Minnah Stein Helps Educate Fellow Students About Sexual Assault

"The most important part of solving this is starting the conversation.”

10/25/2018 By Ilene Denton

Housing Hope

Three New Affordable Projects Address Sarasota’s Workforce Housing Dilemma

Forty-two percent of the households in Sarasota County are cost burdened, which means that they pay more than 30 percent of their family’s income in rent or for a mortgage.

10/25/2018 By Nancy Joy Cook

Closing Credits

Sarasota's Iconic Video Renaissance Closes Its Doors

“I accept it,” says owner Bill Woolridge. “It’s been a great run. You know when Netflix started, I thought we were going to be outta here and gone by 2003-2004.”

10/25/2018 By Isaac Eger

Do Walls Work?

Understanding the Immigration Crisis

New College human geography professor Ilaria Giglioli on how we got where we are today and what our future might look like.

10/25/2018 By Isaac Eger

Data

Florida's Population Surpasses 21 Million

According to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the state's population is expected to grow by another 5 million by 2030.

10/25/2018 By Staff

Best of Sarasota 2019

Vote for the Best of Sarasota 2019!

As Sarasota Magazine gets ready to celebrate the city’s best food, drink, shops, entertainment and more, here's your chance to weigh in.

10/25/2018

From the Editor

From the Editor: The Restorative Tonic of the Arts

"Hope may not be at the heart of everything I pick this season—and I can’t completely avoid my phone and current events—but the arts are beautiful, tragic, poignant and ultimately a tonic for the soul."

10/25/2018 By Susan Burns

Education

Professor Named to National Economics Faculty Advisory Board

Kristen Zaborski teaches economics and finance at State College of Florida in Venice.

10/24/2018 By Staff

Politics

County Administrator, City Managers to Speak at Tiger Bay Luncheon

Sarasota County administrator Jonathan Lewis, Sarasota city manager Tom Barwin, Longboat Key town manager Tom Harmer and Venice city manager Edward Lavallee will participate.

10/23/2018 By Staff

Education

University of South Florida Again Ranked as a Top College for Veterans

The school was named the No. 2 college in the nation for veterans for the second consecutive year by Military Times magazine.

10/23/2018 By Staff

Education

Booker Middle Recognized for College and Career Readiness Programs

Booker Middle School was recently honored by a nonprofit that helps students from low-income rural and urban communities become college- and career-ready.

10/19/2018 By Staff