Community Service

Bay Park Improvement Board Accepting Applications

The appointment will be for a two-year term.

09/13/2021 By Staff

Environment

Celebrate 'National Cleanup Day' in Sarasota This Weekend

North and South Sarasota County parks and beaches will have community cleanup events on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8-10 a.m.

09/13/2021 Photography by Allison Forsyth

9/11

Will We Ever Know the True Story Behind Sarasota’s Connection to 9/11?

How three journalists began to uncover Sarasota’s integral role in the events of that day—and how Sarasota might be the key to the true story of 9/11.

09/10/2021 By Isaac Eger

Real Estate Junkie

A Look Inside the Sarasota Home the 9/11 Hijackers Frequently Visited

What did the hijackers do during that year they were in Sarasota for flight training? Who did they hang out with? What other clues are out there, strewn around town, yet to be discovered?

09/09/2021 By Bob Plunket

9/11

The Reporters and Politicians With President Bush on 9/11 in Sarasota Look Back on That Morning

"I never talked to him about how he felt reading to the kids that day," the president's brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, recalls. "I’ll ask him at the 20th anniversary.”

09/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

9/11

The Sarasota Teacher Who Was With President Bush on 9/11 Recalls the Minutes After

Not only did America change, but so did the lives of the students and adults at Emma E. Booker Elementary School.

09/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

9/11

Where to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 in Sarasota-Manatee

Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Twenty years later, local organizations are honoring them.

09/09/2021 By Staff

Elections

Sample Ballots for Nov. 2 Municipal Elections Now Available Online

City of Venice voters will elect council members for seats 3 and 4; Town of Longboat Key voters will be voting whether to approve or reject a density referendum.

09/07/2021 By Staff

Unity Awards

Nominations Are Open for the 2022 Unity Awards

We’re looking for members of the community who are committed to bridging divides across racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, and physical and mental ability groups.

09/07/2021 By Staff

The Time Is Now

The City of Sarasota Has Issued a Call for a Landmark Piece of Public Art

It will be located at the city's newest completed roundabout at U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road.

09/07/2021 By Kay Kipling

Labor Day

Sarasota City, County Offices Closed Today

Most city and county government offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

09/06/2021 By Staff

Solar Power

Grant Enables More Than 40 Local Families to Go Solar

Gulf Coast Community Foundation provided SUN with $30,000 in funding to help launch two solar buying groups, called “solar co-ops.”

09/03/2021 By Staff

Outdoors

Accessible Outdoor Activities for Kids With Disabilities

Sarasota's Parks and Recreation department is ensuring everyone can join in the fun.

09/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Good Deeds

Meals on Wheels Plus Will Host Annual 'Stuff the Bus' Event Next Month

The goal is to raise 150,000 lbs. of food to feed Manatee County residents.

09/02/2021 By Staff

Green Space

More Than 300 New Trees to Be Planted at Nathan Benderson Park This Week

The 325 trees will join 100 planted in 2020 and will address visitors’ desire for more shade.

09/01/2021 By Staff

History

Who Says Nothing Happens in Sarasota in September?

Reports of September's slowness have been greatly exaggerated.

09/01/2021

Trouble in Paradise

New Hotel Proposals Push Siesta Key Residents to Consider Forming Their Own Town

But is that really possible?

08/31/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Affordable Housing

Joint Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Makes Recommendations

They include modifying impact fee requirements and allowing flexibility in densities.

08/31/2021 By Staff

Hurricanes

AAA: Hurricane Ida to Cause Gas Price Hikes

The extent of the increase will depend on the damage to the Gulf Coast supply chain.

08/30/2021 By Staff

Babcock Ranch

New Publix, High School Coming to Babcock Ranch

The grocery store and a high school are slated to open soon, giving residents of this fast-selling, master-planned community access to more essentials.

08/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto