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Clamtastic!

Sarasota Bay Watch Granted State's First Underwater Aquaculture Lease Rights

The million clams slated to be released into Sarasota Bay this year will utilize their natural filtering properties to keep the water clean.

2:11pm By Dariela Delgado

Summertime Sadness

A National Lifeguard Shortage Is Forcing Local Pools to Reduce Their Hours

Due to the pandemic and rising living costs, Sarasota is experiencing a lifeguard shortage.

06/16/2022 By Chloe Nelson

The Need for Speed

Sarasota Native Helped Make Top Gun: Maverick the Real Deal

Former Navy Captain Brian Ferguson consulted with the crew and trained the stars of the movie for accuracy, safety—and just keeping it real. He even made it into a few scenes.

06/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Historical Holiday

What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth celebrates the day that enslaved people in Texas learned they were free—two years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

06/13/2022 By Chloe Nelson

New Day Rising

Pine View Graduate Zander Moricz Challenged His School and His State Over LGBTQ Rights

Pine View’s decision to censor Moricz's graduation speech if he mentioned his activism brought him national media attention, including profiles in Rolling Stone and on NBC.

06/13/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Nature Lover

Rattlesnake Key Slated to Become a State Park

The Manatee County island, just south of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Terra Ceia Bay, is a slice of undeveloped Old Florida.

06/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Baby Boom

Get Free Diapers This Father's Day From Sarasota's Healthy Start Coalition

Healthy Start Sarasota has partnered with the immersive 'Beyond Van Gogh' exhibit to collect diapers from Thursday, June 16, to Sunday, June 19, for families in need.

06/09/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Pain at the Pump

High Gas Prices Are Hitting Local Residents and Businesses Hard

Five dollars a gallon is becoming "a very real possibility" this summer, according to new data from AAA.

06/06/2022 By Megan McDonald

Here We Go

Here's What to Expect from the Tropical Disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico Right Now

While winds may briefly gust to tropical storm force, with showers of rain near Sarasota, the largest impacts will be further south.

06/03/2022 By Bob Bunting

Go For the Gold

Rise and Nye's Celebrates the 2022 Special Olympics

The "Flame of Hope" made a special stop at the downtown Sarasota coffee and ice cream shop, which employs 35 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

06/02/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Photos

Photos: Gun Control Advocates Organize Rally in Downtown Sarasota

The event took place at Five Points Park and featured speakers and a vigil for victims of gun violence.

05/31/2022 By Megan McDonald Photography by Allan Mestel

Hurricane Prep

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Here are tips on how to prepare for hurricane season that starts June 1

05/31/2022 By Dariela Delgado

Construction

Get Ready for Another Construction Project on U.S. 41

The Florida Department of Transportation has plans to resurface two miles of roadway.

05/26/2022 By Chloe Nelson

History on the Move

Historic Leonard Reid House Will Be Relocated to Newtown This Week

The structure will become the first home for Sarasota African American Art Center and History Museum.

05/23/2022 By Staff

Living the Dream

Sarasota Once Again Named One of the Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The ranking is based on data from a nationwide survey that measures a city's desirability, quality of life, job market and overall value.

05/23/2022 By Chloe Nelson

You Complete Me

Ringling Boulevard Upgrades Will Make the Street Safer for Cyclists

Sections of the road will soon become what is known as a “complete street.”

05/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Some of the Submissions for Sarasota's City Seal Rebrand Are Really Something

"Sarasota: The Luxurious City of Luxury."

05/20/2022 By Megan McDonald

Planning

City Approves Affordable Housing Measures, But Scraps Changes to Building Height Rules

If implemented, the changes could add an estimated 2,000-3,000 more affordable housing units to the city.

05/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

LOL

'Laughing With Lemurs' Offers an Unforgettable and Hilarious Experience

Beth Bongar, a certified laughter wellness coach, leads the one-hour session at Big Cat Habitat in Sarasota.

05/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Jobs

We're Hiring a Deputy Art Director

We are seeking to hire a Deputy Art Director to share in the design and production of our flagship title and custom publications, and all related print and digital content.

05/13/2022