Government

North Port Receives $1.69 Million Florida Job Growth Grant

The funding will be used for the installation of water and wastewater infrastructure across 500 acres at the Panacea Activity Center.

10/15/2021 By Staff

Networking

Downtown Improvement District to Present 'Fresh Fridays' Event Initiative

The inaugural Fresh Friday event will take place on Friday, Nov. 5, from 8-11 p.m. on Lemon Avenue between First Street and Paul N. Thorpe Jr. Park.

10/15/2021 By Staff

Shop Talk

Rosemary Night Market Rebrands as RADD Night Market

The market will run Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 and continue through April 21, 2022.

10/15/2021 By Staff

Awards

Our Story 'Who Owns Florida’s Beaches?' Just Won a National Award

Our article about the privatization of Florida’s shoreline was one of our top-awarded and read stories this year.

10/15/2021 By Staff

Sidewalk Science

This Manatee County Teacher Is Bringing Science Experiments to Local Parks

Alex Martin is the founder of the Sidewalk Science Center, which offers free science experiments for kids at Bayfront Park in Sarasota and the Riverwalk in Bradenton.

10/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Protects 228 Acres in Old Miakka

The land is a critical link between Sarasota County’s Old Miakka Preserve and the Conservation Foundation’s Tatum Sawgrass Scrub Preserve.

10/14/2021 By Staff

Elections

Early Voting Set for Nov. 2 City of Venice General Election

Early voting will run Monday, Oct. 25, and continue through Saturday, Oct. 30.

10/14/2021 By Staff

Environment

Are the Public's Concerns About the Future of Piney Point Being Heard?

Environmentalists say the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Manatee County are stifling public engagement rather than encouraging it.

10/14/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Trick or Treat

Carve Out Some Time to Visit These Local Pumpkin Patches

'Tis the season for picking out a gorgeous gourd.

10/13/2021 By Marc Griffin

Partnerships

All Faiths Food Bank Partners With Florida Healthy Kids Corporation

As part of the outreach effort, All Faiths will educate parents about Florida KidCare health and dental coverage.

10/12/2021 By Staff

Treating Trauma

Resilient Retreat Is Using Innovative Therapies to Help People Dealing With Trauma

And it's building an ambitious, $7 million retreat space east of I-75 near Old Miakka.

10/08/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Rocktogenerians

The Rockstars Who Live in Sarasota Right Now

These golden oldies have taken up at least part-time residence in the region.

10/07/2021 By Isaac Eger

Red Tide

Sarasota DOH: Red Tide Is Present in the Gulf (Again)

Elevated levels of red tide have been detected at most Sarasota County beaches.

10/07/2021 By Staff

A Little Magic

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Tiny 'Fairy Doors' Throughout Downtown Sarasota

At least some of the fairy doors were painted by Joan Love, a retired schoolteacher who has been placing small doors on the facades of buildings since 2018.

10/06/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Perfect Party

If We Threw a Party in Sarasota Right Now, Here’s Who We’d Invite

Suncoast Waterkeeper's Justin Bloom, dancer/choreographer Rhodnie Désir, the TikTok star redefining Jewish food, a UF prof studying rudeness, and a horse (of course).

10/06/2021 By Pam Daniel

Mostly Ghostly

Sarasota's Most Haunted Places

From vengeful spirits with broken hearts to mischievous graveyard imps, here are five supernatural stories of local lore to keep you up at night.

10/06/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Parking

New St. Armands Paid Parking Rates Start Monday

According to the City of Sarasota, the new rates will align with those in downtown Sarasota and provide consistency within the parking district.

10/05/2021 By Staff

Essential Intelligence

After a Year Off, the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Returns in November

From Nov. 12-15, professional and amateur sand artists will wow visitors with their outrageous and improbable designs.

10/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Climate Change

How Will Climate Change Impact the West Coast of Florida?

Experts will discuss the latest information about hurricanes, sea level rise, red tide and more at the Florida Climate Forecast Conference.

10/04/2021 By Staff

Hispanic Heritage Month

UnidosNow to Host Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Event

The event will include entertainment, special scholarship announcements and student and parent speakers from UnidosNow programs.

10/04/2021 By Staff