Stats

Sarasota National Cemetery, by the Numbers

Sarasota National Cemetery opened in July 2009. It is one of 9 national cemeteries in Florida, and one of 138 in the U.S.

11/08/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Meetings

Public Invited to Legacy Trail Extension Meetings

The extension won approval last year and will connect the existing Legacy Trail to downtown Sarasota.

11/08/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints Jack Bispham to Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board

Bispham is the owner-operator of Red Bluff Plantation and will serve a four-year term.

11/07/2019 By Staff

Dog Days Are Over

The Last Days of the Sarasota Kennel Club

The racing greyhounds at the Sarasota Kennel Club are gone, and their trainers have quietly left the track, too.

11/04/2019 By Isaac Eger

Bullet points

Five Tips on How to Improve Your Community From Richard C. Harwood

The author and motivational speaker visited Sarasota last week to discuss his new book, Stepping Forward: A Positive, Practical Path to Transform Our Communities and Our Lives.

11/04/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Travel

SRQ Airport Opens New Cell Phone Lot

The new lot is designed to reduce congestion and allow traffic to move more smoothly around the terminal.

11/01/2019 By Staff

The Bay

The Bay Hires Jon F. Swift Construction as Construction Manager for Phase One

The construction firm has proven experience in building parks.

10/30/2019 By Staff

Grants

Barancik Foundation Grant Supports Harvest House Programs

The funds reinforce and support Harvest House's emergency shelter, transitional housing and Home Again programs.

10/24/2019 By Staff

Parking

Learn How to Use the City's New Parking App

Sarasota parking manager Mark Lyons and a representative from ParkMobile will demonstrate how to use the city's parking app on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

10/24/2019 By Staff

Construction

CareerEdge, Gulf Coast Builders Exchange Partner with Selby Gardens, Willis Smith Construction

The program model provides job training to local community members who want to learn a trade and earn credentials.

10/23/2019 By Staff

Red Tide

Low Levels of Red Tide-Causing Organism Detected in Sarasota County

The concentration is so low that no adverse effects are expected; however, higher levels were found in Lee and Collier counties.

10/21/2019 By Staff

Construction

Orange Avenue Intersection Closures Expected This Week

Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible.

10/18/2019 By Staff

Mental Health

State Hires First-Ever Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator

In one of her first tasks, Darcy Abbott will be deployed to the Panhandle to assist with coordinating mental health services for those impacted by Hurricane Michael.

10/16/2019 By Staff

The Bay

Bay Park Conservancy Shares Fundraising, Site Plan Progress

The conservancy is two-thirds of the way to its $20 million private fundraising goal.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Neighborhoods

Council of Neighborhood Associations to Celebrate 58th Anniversary

A gathering will take place Nov. 1 at the Bayfront Community Center.

10/15/2019 By Staff

Environment

New Report Details Local Auto Emissions Trends

Emissions from driving in the Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., metro area grew more slowly than population between 1990 and 2017, which means emissions per person have decreased.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Awards

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Wins eTSY Award at Annual Tourism Summit

The CVB earned an award for best use of video.

10/10/2019 By Staff

Jobs

Goodwill, Florida Department of Corrections Will Host Second Chance Job Fair

The event will focus on assisting members of the public who are currently on probation.

10/09/2019 By Staff

Climate Change

Next Council of Neighborhood Associations Meeting Will Take Place Oct. 11

The discussion will focus on climate change and sea level rise.

10/07/2019 By Staff

Events

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center to Present ‘Mobility Challenge’

The “Mobility Challenge Without Sight” offers teams of participants the opportunity to test their navigation skills in downtown Sarasota while experiencing simulated vision impairment.

10/03/2019 By Staff