As Covid-19 Cases Soar, 738,166 Americans Filed for Unemployment Last Week

Currently, a total of 21.5 million people are receiving some type of federal benefit.

11/05/2020 By Staff

Suite Spot

A Luxury Club is Coming to CoolToday Park

The LECOM Legends Club offers a high-end sports experience—the region's first.

11/05/2020 By Susan Burns

Burning question

Asking for a Friend: Am I Supposed to Be Drinking in Public?

A hang session in Bayfront Park made me curious about the City of Sarasota's rules for drinking in public. Here's what I found out.

11/05/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

Stratum Health System, Tidewell Hospice Announce Board of Trustees Officers

Jan Miller has been named chair of the Stratum Health System board, and Kevin Logan as been named chair of the Tidewell Hospice board.

11/04/2020 Photography by Staff


Covid-19 Outpatient Trial Shows 'Significantly Reduced' Virus Levels With Antibody Cocktail

Sarasota Memorial Hospital is currently participating in two trials using the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals drugs.

11/04/2020 By Staff

Amendment 2

Florida's Minimum Wage Will Rise to $15

Low-wage workers and labor activists on Tuesday celebrated the passage of an amendment that will gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

11/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Buchanan Re-Elected; Battie, Alpert and Arroyo Win Sarasota City Commission Seats

The three new Sarasota city commissioners-elect will be sworn in on Friday.

11/04/2020 By Staff

Health News

Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Advisory

The Sarasota Department of Health reminds residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure.

11/03/2020 By Staff


SCORE Manasota Introduces New Virtual Forum Series

The meeting's focus is how to "survive and thrive" in 2021 via a successful marketing strategy.

11/03/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Jordan Noyes Named Registered Assistant with Access Advisors

Noyes also earned his Series 7 license.

11/03/2020 By Staff


PGT Innovations to Host Career Fair

The company wants to fill 100 open manufacturing positions.

11/03/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Florida Bankers Association Elects R. G. 'Kelly' Caldwell Trust Executive Committee

Caldwell will serve as the committee's chair.

11/02/2020 By Staff


Impact100 SRQ Awards $342,000 to Three Area Nonprofits

SKY Family YMCA, Children's Cancer Center and Mayor's Feed the Hungry Program each received a $114,000 grant.

11/02/2020 By Staff

Count the Votes

Sarasota's Supervisor of Elections Urges Calm While Waiting for Election Results

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner walks us through how his office will count the historic number of votes being cast this year.

11/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Reminder: Check Your Polling Place Before You Vote Tomorrow

Due to the impact of Covid-19 on poll worker staffing and polling place availability, some polling places have been combined or relocated.

11/02/2020 By Staff

What I've Learned

Sarasota Sheriff Tom Knight Looks Back on His 33 Years in Law Enforcement

"We should be more on patrol, out in the community, around children, embedded in the community."

11/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Soul Song

Jennifer Msumba Draws From Her Autism to Create Messages of Hope

Jennifer Msumba self-produced and released her first album "Music Saved Me," during the pandemic.

11/01/2020 By Allison Forsyth

'I Will Never Go Away'

Becky Ayech Fights for Old Miakka’s Rural Way of Life

For decades, Ayech has been battling government and developers over zoning issues, pollution and the need to protect the watershed.

11/01/2020 By Elizabeth Djinis

Rescue Mission

Wildlife Inc. Has Been Rescuing Wildlife Since 1988

In 2019, 3,000 rescues were performed, and about 80 percent of those were released into the wild.

11/01/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Parks to Play In

Hike—or Drive—to Emerson Point Preserve, a Native American Temple Mound

A highlight is the sandy shoreline at the westernmost tip, with Robinson Preserve and DeSoto Memorial across the river and Anna Maria Island and the Sunshine Skyway in the distance.

10/31/2020 By John McCarthy