State Lawmakers Provide Legislative Update June 1

State Sen. Greg Steube and state Reps. Julio Gonzalez, Joe Gruters and Alex Miller will provide an update on state government and the state Legislature.

05/25/2017 By staff


Sarasota County Starting New Round of Neighborhood Grants

Sarasota County is requesting proposals from neighborhoods to fund projects that improve their communities.

05/23/2017 By staff

Intelligence Matters, Part 2

Trump's Sharing of Top-Secret Information With Russians Alarms Former Intelligence Official

"The whole thing makes me sick."

05/16/2017 By David Hackett


Lawmaker Provides Legislative Wrap-Up Tuesday Evening

Florida Rep. Wengay Newton, D-St. Petersburg, whose district includes portions of Palmetto, Bradenton and Sarasota, is offering an informational wrap-up on the state Legislature's recently concluded 2017 session.

05/15/2017 By staff

Public relations

PR Company Moves Into New Office, Adds Clients and Hires New Employee

Sarasota's Three Six Oh Public Relations is celebrating its five-year anniversary.

05/11/2017 By staff


State Legislative Wrap-Up Set for Tuesday

The Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association, the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County and the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange have invited the entire local delegation to participate.

05/11/2017 By staff


Two New City Commissioners to Be Sworn in Monday

Sarasota voters elected Hagen Brody and Jennifer Ahearn-Koch to the City Commission on Tuesday.

05/10/2017 By staff


City Commission Election Day Is Tuesday

The top two vote-getters among the final three candidates, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde, will earn a seat on the commission.

05/05/2017 By staff


Early Voting in City Commission Race Begins

The top two vote-getters among the final three candidates, Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde, will earn a seat on the commission.

04/28/2017 By staff

People Person

Populism Inspires Sarasota Resident Jerry Springer's TV Show—and His Politics

Springer estimates that he’s done 200 shows a year for 26 years, with an average of 10 guests a show, which means roughly 50,000 Americans have appeared on TV with him.

04/26/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mr. Chatterbox

Our Humor Columnist's Picks for the Best of Sarasota 2017

Joe Gruters, Steve Bannon, Jesse Biter, Betty Schoenbaum and Katherine Harris all make Mr. C's list.

04/26/2017 By Robert Plunket

Intelligence Matters

A Retired CIA Officer Talks Russia, the 2016 Presidential Election and More

“I understand that people have a lot of questions right now. That’s why I agreed to meet you.”

04/17/2017 By David Hackett


North Port Picks Marketing Firm to Help with Economic Development

Sarasota's Grapevine Communications, an advertising, marketing and public relations agency, was recently chosen to provide marketing services for the City of North Port.

04/11/2017 By staff


Homebuilder Given 'Defender of Faith and Freedom Award'

Pat Neal, the CEO and chairman of the board at Neal Communities, was recently recognized by the Florida Faith & Freedom Coalition with its 2017 Defender of Faith and Freedom Award.

04/10/2017 By staff


City Commission Runoff Debate Is April 17

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is holding a panel discussion with the three remaining Sarasota City Commission candidates: Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde.

04/06/2017 By staff


Downtown Sarasota Forum Concentrates on 'Optimal Living'

The Downtown Sarasota Condo Association is hosting a "forum on optimal living" with several representatives from local government, business groups, nonprofits and more.

04/05/2017 By staff


Neighborhood Groups to Discuss Surplus Lands Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a town hall on surplus lands policies and how they may be changed.

04/04/2017 By staff

Economic development

'Florida Companies to Watch' Applications Available

GrowFL, the state of Florida’s "economic gardening" program, is now accepting applications for its annual Florida Companies to Watch awards program.

04/03/2017 By staff


Sarasota County Strikes Deal with Airbnb on Bed Tax Collections

Sarasota County recently reached an agreement with Airbnb that will allow the Sarasota County tax collector to begin reporting, collecting and remitting Tourist Development Tax money on short-term Airbnb rentals.

04/03/2017 By staff


Ranked Choice Voting Reforms to Be Discussed April 9

The Election Reform Committee of Sarasota's Peace Education and Action Center is hosting an educational meeting about ranked choice voting, a system that allows voters to rank multiple preferred candidates in local elections.

03/31/2017 By staff