Fast Track

Lakewood Ranch Resident Receives Prestigious National Honors

Brendan Flores has been recognized by NAAPPPA and WorldRemit as one of the nation's most prominent Filipino-Americans.

06/05/2020 By Staff

Canine Courage

Sarasota Dog Advances to Semifinals of National Hero Dog Awards

Rek is a retired explosive detection dog who served five years in Iraq and Afghanistan.

06/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Award Winners

Manasota ASALH, Which Promotes Black Culture, Awards Scholarships

Since the group launched, it has provided $430,000 to high-achieving students in the region.

06/05/2020 By Staff

Photos

Photos: People Take to the Streets to Protest the Killing of George Floyd

Chants of "Black lives matter," "No justice, no peace," and "I can't breathe" echoed through downtown Sarasota on Wednesday.

06/04/2020 Photography by Joe Lipstein With Cooper Levey-Baker

Books-a-Million

Sarasota Libraries to Reopen June 15

The Sarasota County library system is still encouraging patrons to reserve materials online and use the curbside pickup service.

06/04/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Concrete Action

Were Sarasota Police Expecting a Riot After Video Emerged of Officer Kneeling on a Man's Neck?

Concrete barricades went up in front of the Sarasota Police Station as a precaution, police say.

06/03/2020 By Susan Burns

Education

University of Florida, Sarasota County Renew Innovation Station Funding

The funding, which is matched by UF, has been extended through 2027.

06/03/2020 By Staff

Scholarships

Personalized Estate Liquidation Donates $15,000 to Booker High School Foundation

The funds will be used for scholarships.

06/03/2020 By Staff

Summer school

How Virtual Learning May Help Kids Avoid the 'COVID Slide'

The SKY Family YMCA is offering child care services and summer camps that will incorporate virtual learning this summer.

06/03/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Good Deeds

College Hunks Moving Company Offers Free Services To Anyone Fleeing Domestic Violence

The company, which has a franchise in Sarasota, is a resource on the national domestic violence hotline and is working with safe houses, counselors and domestic violence shelters.

06/02/2020 Photography by Staff

Troubled Times

Sarasota's Black Community Reacts to the Death of George Floyd

A chorus of voices speaks out about racism, justice and our future.

06/02/2020 By Susan Burns, Megan McDonald, Heather Dunhill, Kay Kipling, Jessika Ward, and Cooper Levey-Baker

Library Updates

Sarasota County Libraries Receive Grant to Purchase Civics Books

The Life, Liberty + Libraries Grant will fund democracy and civics books; Grow with Google provides free virtual classes.

06/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

From the Editor

From the Editor: The Art of Love

Our May/June cover grew out of our desire to recognize and honor those who are sacrificing so much to keep us safe

06/01/2020 By Susan Burns

But Wait, There's More

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Arrived. Here's What to Expect.

What can we do to keep safe this season—especially as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic?

06/01/2020 By Megan McDonald

Mr. Chatterbox

The Way We Were: Mr. Chatterbox, John D. MacDonald and the Herald-Tribune

To Mr. C, the paper’s greatest accomplishment is serving as literary muse to Florida’s greatest storyteller.

06/01/2020

A Taxing Question

Selby Gardens and Other Nonprofits Face Challenges to Tax-Exempt Status

Sarasota County Property Appraiser Bill Furst's office has mailed intent- to-deny letters to several organizations, which they say threatens their operations.

05/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

Data

Annual Survey Shows Drop in Area's Homeless Population

But there is rising concern about how the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to more homelessness.

05/29/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Travel

Frontier Airlines Announces New Flights From SRQ

The airline has also rolled out sweeping new sanitation protocols for passengers and crew in response to COVID-19.

05/28/2020 Photography by Staff

Coronavirus

Mote, Bishop Museum Announce Reopening Dates

Mote will open June 5 and the Bishop Museum will open June 3, both with new public health guidelines in effect.

05/28/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Turning Points Names New Executive Director

Kathleen Cramer will be responsible for Turning Points' planning, organizing, staffing, directing and management.

05/27/2020 By Staff