Panel Discussion Will Cover School Safety, Guns in Schools

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club lunchtime panel will feature Sheriff Tom Knight, state Sen. Greg Steube, Curt Lavarello and Scott Lempe.

03/15/2018 By Staff


New Hotel Opens

Britain's InterContinental Hotels Group recently opened a new hotel in Lakewood Ranch: EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch.

03/15/2018 By Staff


Sarasota Publishes Draft of New Form-Based Code

Sarasota recently unveiled a draft of its long-anticipated form-based code, whose purpose is to create predictable building patterns around the city.

03/14/2018 By Staff

Dog Days

Sarasota Police Department Adds New Dog to K9 Unit

Thanks to a generous donation from Boar's Head, the SPD has added Bobbi, a two-year-old German shepherd, to its squad.

03/12/2018 By Megan McDonald


Teen Court Program Expands to North Port

An alternative to Juvenile Court, Teen Court is a system in which delinquent youth participate in a court program run by their peers.

03/12/2018 By Staff


Discussion with Wrongfully Convicted Man Takes Place Tuesday

The North Sarasota Library is hosting a program on the work of the Innocence Project of Florida, which helped free Palmetto's Derrick Williams.

03/09/2018 By Staff


Proposed Comprehensive Plan Changes to Be Discussed Monday

The president of Control Growth Now will discuss proposed changes to the county's comprehensive plan at the next meeting of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations.

03/06/2018 By Staff


Photojournalist Joins Latino Nonprofit Board

UnidosNow, a Sarasota nonprofit dedicated to helping Latinos achieve the American Dream, recently added Karen Arango to its board.

03/06/2018 By Staff

Happily Ever After

Venice Named a Great Place to Retire

Where to Retire magazine highlights Venice.

03/05/2018 By Pam Daniel

The Future

What Does the Future Hold for Sarasota?

Does bigger mean better?

02/28/2018 By David Hackett

Big Ideas

Other Cities Have Tackled Growing Pains in Innovative Ways—Would They Work Here?

Affordable housing, renewable energy, bike sharing—here's how these initiatives could work in Sarasota.

02/28/2018 By David Hackett


Essential Info About the Sunshine Skyway Bridge

One of America's largest bridges is just north of us.

02/28/2018 By Susan Burrns

Second Chances

Should Former Felons Have the Right to Vote?

More than 6 million Americans are barred from voting because of a felony conviction—including more than 1.6 million in Florida.

02/28/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

From the Editor

From the Editor: Times Are Changing

Opening notes from our new editor-in-chief Susan Burns.

02/28/2018 By Susan Burns


What Do You Think Should Happen to the Sarasota Bayfront?

The Bay Sarasota and Sasaki are seeking feedback for ways to improve 53 acres along U.S. 41 between Boulevard of the Arts and 10th Street.

02/26/2018 By Staff


'Financial Inclusion' Summit Happens Wednesday

The keynote speaker will be Anthony Barrows of Ideas42, a team of academics and researchers who study behavioral science to help address social issues.

02/23/2018 By Staff


Venice Manufacturer's 2017 Sales Exceed $511 Million

Sales at Venice's PGT Innovations totaled $511.1 million in 2017, an 11 percent increase over 2016.

02/21/2018 By Staff


Credit Restoration Firm Opens New Headquarters

BetterCredit offers personalized credit analysis, credit repair and identity protection services.

02/16/2018 By Staff


Panel Discussion Covers Future of Cuba and the Caribbean

The event includes a former U.S. diplomat, the director for the Americas Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, two congressional representatives and more.

02/14/2018 By staff

Legal news

Law Firm Opens New Sarasota Office

Farr Law Firm on Wednesday opened a new office in Sarasota that will be headed by attorney Fletcher Rush.

02/14/2018 By Staff