Bubble Trouble

Are We in Another Real Estate Bubble?

“We’re very overdue for a recession,” says Chris McCarty, director of the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

09/17/2018 By Susan Burns

Red Tide

Mote and NOAA Report Spike in Dolphin Deaths—and Red Tide is Likely to Blame

Forty-nine bottlenose dolphins have died in Southwest Florida since July 1.

09/14/2018 By Jonathan Goodman

Law

Law Firm Adds New Attorney

Berlin Patten Ebling recently hired Pamela Hernandez, whose practice includes estate planning, probate and trust administration and more.

09/12/2018 By Staff

Data

Sarasota No. 44 in Ranking of Best Small Cities in Which to Start a Business

The list is based on cities' education levels, commute times, income, internet access and more.

09/12/2018 By Staff

Affordable housing

City Official Named Florida Housing Coalition Board Chair

Don Hadsell is the director of the Office of Housing and Community Development with the City of Sarasota.

09/11/2018 By Staff

Education

University President Stepping Down

University of South Florida system president Judy Genshaft announced Monday that she will retire next July.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Construction

City Commission Approves Master Plan for Bayfront Redevelopment

The Sarasota City Commission on Thursday voted to approve a plan to redevelop 53 acres around the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

09/07/2018 By Staff

First Aid

Mote and FIU Are Trying to Help Manatees Exposed to Toxic Red Tide

If successful, the treatment could be used to aid dolphins, turtles and birds, too.

09/06/2018 By Megan McDonald

Media

Herald-Tribune Executive Editor Named General Manager

Former Sarasota Herald-Tribune publisher Patrick Dorsey, meanwhile, was named publisher of the Austin American-Statesman.

09/05/2018 By Staff

Music Behind Bars

Can Music Help Prisoners Dealing with the Stresses of Incarceration?

“A lot of inmates believed they benefited from the performances and look forward to more opportunities," says Sarasota corrections treatment specialist Sandra Goluch.

08/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

A Path Forward

Should the Legacy Trail Be Extended?

Voters will answer the question in November, when they will decide whether to approve a bond referendum that would pay for the project.

08/29/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

From the Editor

From the Editor: Betty Schoenbaum's Love and Philanthropy Helped Shape Sarasota

Betty, who passed away in July just short of her 101st birthday, was a tangible example that helping others just might be the ticket to a meaningful life.

08/29/2018 By Susan Burns

Law

Attorney Recognized for Expertise in Construction Law

Attorney J. Ben Vitale of Sarasota's Vitale Law was recently named a board certified specialist in construction law.

08/29/2018 By Staff

Skip the Straw

A New Group Works to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

Rethinking Plastic Sarasota holds quarterly meetings to educate the public about plastic consumption, reduction and legislation.

08/29/2018 By Megan McDonald

Breaking Away

The Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Helps Women and Men Flee Abusive Relationships

In 2017, law enforcement reported more than 1,400 domestic violence offenses in Sarasota County.

08/29/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Tours the Humane Society

Mr. C shines the spotlight on five hard-to-adopt pets.

08/29/2018 By Robert Plunket

One County

Should Longboat Key Belong to Sarasota or Manatee County?

Longboat Key has two suitors. Is it time to choose?

08/29/2018 By Susan Burns

Civil Rights

Sincerely, the Black Kids Examines Racism on College Campuses

Miles Iton, a New College of Florida graduate, says he faced racially motivated backlash from fellow students that shocked him.

08/29/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Education

College Hires New Financial Aid Director

State College of Florida recently hired Andrea Lachapelle, who previously worked at the Community College of Rhode Island.

08/28/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

New Downtown Hotel in the Works

L. Ronald Gray is working with Hoyt Architects, Gilbane Building Company and the design firm Cooper Carry to build Hotel Laurent.

08/28/2018 By Staff