'Business of Marijuana' to Be Discussed at March Luncheon

"The Business of Marijuana" will be the topic of debate at the next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon, which takes place on Thursday, March 2.

02/21/2017 By staff


Citizens' Group Hosts City Commission Forum Feb. 27

STOP!, a newish citizens group advocating changes to Sarasota’s zoning code and project approval process, will host a forum for Sarasota City Commission candidates on Monday, Feb. 27.

02/20/2017 By staff

Girl Interrupted

A Local Syrian Student is Derailed by War

We spoke to former New College student Racha Masara shortly after President Trump's travel ban, affecting Syria and six other Middle Eastern countries, went into effect.

02/15/2017 By Pam Daniel

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Why Millennials Struggle in Sarasota

The good news: Not all young people hate Sarasota. The bad news: The obstacles to keeping them here are bigger than most people realize.

02/14/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison


North Port Hosts First Economic Development Summit

The event starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.

02/13/2017 By staff


Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking on New Tax Collector Facility

Local officials, builders and leaders on Thursday celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Mid-County Tax Collector Office.

01/26/2017 By staff


City Commission Candidates Square Off Feb. 2

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is hosting a forum for candidates running for the two Sarasota City Commission at-large seats up for grabs in the city's March 14 elections.

01/24/2017 By staff

New Era

In Sarasota, Dick Cheney Talks Trump, Iraq, Women's March

"I think what we did in Iraq was the right thing to do. I still believe that."

01/23/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grab a Sign

Protesters Ready to Hit the Streets in D.C. and Here in Sarasota

Discussing Saturday's Women's March on Washington and Sarasota's local Solidarity March with organizer Shakira Refos.

01/20/2017 By Jasmine Respess


New Citizens' Group Schedules Town Hall Meeting for Jan. 23

The STOP! event will focus on the need to create more pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and to increase public input into the city’s planning and approval process.

01/18/2017 By staff


Chemical Company Receives Manatee County Tax Exemption

The Manatee County Commission on Tuesday approved a tax exemption worth $1.2 million over eight years for Allied New Technologies 2, Inc.

01/13/2017 By staff

New hires

Local Lobbyist Picked to Lead Defense Contractor Group

The Florida Defense Contractors Association recently appointed Bradenton's Gene Moran as the group's executive director.

01/09/2017 By staff


Town Hall Lecture Series Tickets Go on Sale Monday

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan are among the speakers who will appear.

01/06/2017 By staff


Advertising Groups Challenge New Data Privacy Rules

A coalition of advertising trade associations on Tuesday filed a petition asking that the Federal Communications Commission reconsider new rules created to protect consumer privacy.

01/04/2017 By staff

The 115th Congress

Buchanan Introduces Seven New Bills on Congress's First Day

The Sarasota Representative is focusing on job creation and tax reform.

01/03/2017 By staff


Congressman Outlines 2017 Priorities

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, on Wednesday outlined his policy priorities for 2017, pledging to cut taxes, eliminate "unnecessary regulations" and prevent "massive benefit cuts" for Medicare and Social Security recipients.

12/28/2016 By staff


Ag Commissioner to Address Business Group Jan. 12

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam will speak to attendees at The Argus Foundation's 2017 Annual Meeting, which takes place Thursday, Jan. 12.

12/27/2016 By staff


Civic Group Throws Holiday Party Next Week

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is throwing its annual holiday party at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12.

12/05/2016 By staff


County Awards Neighborhood Improvement Grants

The money will go toward projects focused on improving neighborhood character and environment.

11/30/2016 By staff

Election 2016

Sarasotans Respond to Donald Trump's Election

A group of business leaders, students, artists and more tell us what Donald Trump's election means for them.

11/28/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff