Hunger

All Faiths Food Bank to Distribute 12,500 Turkeys This Year

It's the largest number of turkeys the food bank has ever distributed—and it comes during an unprecedented spike in the need for food assistance caused by Covid.

11/03/2021 By Staff

Relocations

Rumble Announces New U.S. HQ in Sarasota

The Sarasota County Commission voted to give an $825,000 Economic Development Incentive Grant to the video platform, which is popular with conservative viewers.

11/02/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Virtual Walk Raises Money for Programs That Reduce Violence Against Women

The Gulf Coast chapter of UN Women is one of seven groups around the country participating in the event.

11/02/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tourism

Red Tide and Covid Didn’t Hurt Summer Tourism

Thanks to the great outdoors and an "open for business" atmosphere, June, July and August all saw gains over pre-pandemic numbers.

11/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sustainability

Registration Open for Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

This year’s workshop, themed “Roots of Sustainability,” will be held virtually.

10/29/2021

Boo Bow Wow Meow

Protect Pets This Halloween With These Five Tips

A Sarasota veterinarian shares some safety tips for our fur babies.

10/29/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Finance

First Home Bank Coming to Newtown

The new bank will serve as a loan production office and financial resource center, the first of its kind in the Newtown community.

10/28/2021 By Staff

Art For Us All

New Murals Around Town Remind Us of Our Shared Humanity

These murals, created over the past several months, gave us a sense of togetherness in a time of distance and separation.

10/27/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Conservation

Sarasota County Votes to Purchase Conservation Foundation’s Recently Protected Land

Sarasota County commissioners approved the purchase of 228 acres in Old Miakka.

10/26/2021 By Staff

My Opinion

Sarasota Just Lost Some More of Its Public Beaches

Isaac Eger tells us about the new ordinance that further privatizes the Sarasota shoreline.

10/26/2021 By Isaac Eger

Actually...

The Cortez Post Office Will Remain Open Until the End of October

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, announced Friday that the post office will remain open for longer than originally planned and that a long-term solution may soon be found.

10/22/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Utilities

Sarasota County Residents Are Being Asked to Conserve Water

Officials say there is still plenty of water, but are asking people who live in unincorporated areas of Sarasota County and North Port to conserve water for the next 30 days.

10/22/2021 By Staff

Transportation

A Diverging Diamond Interchange Is Coming to I-75 and Clark Road

Construction on the $62.4 million project is expected to last until fall 2023.

10/22/2021 By Staff

Mail fail

Cortez Residents Bemoan Plans to Close the Village's Post Office

Home delivery is not offered in parts of Cortez, which means many residents will have to drive to pick up their daily mail.

10/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Tourism

New Flights Between Sarasota and Connecticut Will Start in January

Avelo will fly between Sarasota and New Haven three times a week.

10/21/2021 By Staff

Up to Bat

Ecologist and Educator Dr. Katherine Clements Shares Nine Fun Facts About Bats

Peek into local bat life at the Venice Audubon Society and Rookery.

10/20/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Pedal Power

BLVD Bike Rides Returns Nov. 2 for Mobility Week

The ride will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, starting at 5:15 p.m in the Rosemary District.

10/20/2021 By Staff

Politics

Home Sharing May Soon Be Allowed in the City of Sarasota

That would mean homeowners can rent out a portion of their home while they're on site.

10/19/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Rankings

Sarasota Named 'Best Place to Retire'—Again

Our city ranked No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report's annual list for the second year in a row.

10/19/2021 By Staff