Downtown Park, Streetscape Plans to Be Discussed Aug. 16

The City of Sarasota is organizing a community presentation on plans for a downtown park, as well as the Lemon Avenue streetscape.

08/10/2017 By staff


Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Starts Friday

Over the weekend, consumers can purchase certain qualifying items without paying sales taxes.

08/02/2017 By staff

Gone But Not Forgotten

The Fight for a Snooty Statue in Downtown Bradenton

In the wake of Snooty the manatee's tragic drowning, one local man wants to immortalize the famous sea cow in downtown Bradenton. He has the signatures, but will they be enough?

07/27/2017 By Rick Morgan

Team Sarasota

Meet the New Starting Five on the City Commission

The five power players who make up Team Sarasota.

07/26/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Panel Discussion to Focus on Ethics in Media

The panel includes participants from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the Observer Media Group and ABC 7.

07/26/2017 By staff

Mr. Chatterbox

What if Trump Tweeted from Sarasota?

A sampling of what we might see.

07/26/2017 By Robert Plunket


Florida's New Medical Marijuana Law is a Mixed Bag

“Florida is near the bottom of giving people what they actually voted for."

07/26/2017 By David Hackett


Bayfront Planning Group Looking for Design Team

The Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization last week issued a Request for Qualifications to find a design team that will lead the creation of a comprehensive master plan for the bayfront.

07/24/2017 By staff


State to Help Fund Preservation Updates to Downtown Federal Building

The Florida Division of Historical Resources recently awarded the City of Sarasota with a $296,948 historic preservation grant.

07/24/2017 By staff


Tervis President Participates in White House Showcase

Rogan Donelly, president of the North Venice manufacturer Tervis, participated in the White House's Made in America Product Showcase on Monday.

07/17/2017 By staff


Sarasota County Administrator to Become Longboat Key Town Manager

Sarasota County administrator Tom Harmer announced this week that he has accepted an offer to become the next Longboat Key town manager.

07/14/2017 By staff


Panel to Discuss New Urbanism, Planning, Traffic Next Week

Panelists will discuss the New Urbanism planning philosophy, public approval for new developments, traffic and more during the next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon.

06/29/2017 By staff


City Commission Approves Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

The Sarasota City Commission on Monday unanimously approved a plan to transition to 100 percent renewable energy for municipal operations by 2030.

06/20/2017 By staff


Leaders Discuss Local Impact of Legislative Session

Five local leaders will discuss the impact to the region from the recently concluded session of the Florida Legislature on June 22.

06/16/2017 By staff


State Senator Speaks in Sarasota July 20

Florida Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, the chair of the state Senate's Appropriations Committee, will speak at The Argus Foundation's next Meet the Minds luncheon.

06/12/2017 By staff


City Commission Offers Support for Renewable Energy Pledge

The Sarasota City Commission this week unanimously authorized a proposal to join the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign to transition to 100 percent renewable energy sources.

06/09/2017 By staff


Former City Commissioner Announces New Public Affairs Show, Website

Former Sarasota Mayor and City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell announced Friday that she will launch the Suzanne Atwell Show, a blend of social media content, digital videos and a half-hour public affairs program.

06/09/2017 By staff


Plan to Sell Public Land Near Celery Fields to Be Discussed Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a discussion of the Sarasota County Planning Commission's recent decision to recommend denial of plans to sell public land adjacent to the Celery Fields.

06/08/2017 By staff


Sheriff Wins Republicans' 'Elected Official of the Year' Award

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight was recently chosen as the 2017 Elected Official of the Year by the Republican Party of Sarasota County.

06/07/2017 By staff

Heat Index

Nancy Parrish Leads a National Battle Against Sexual Harassment in the Military

"I realized all my life experience led me to this moment."

05/26/2017 By Kay Kipling