News & City Life

Tropical Storm Nicole

Sarasota, Manatee County Schools Will Close on Thursday, Nov. 10, Due to Tropical Storm Nicole

Schools plan to reopen on Friday, Nov. 11.

11/09/2022 By Megan McDonald

Limelight

Photos: Children First's 'Flip Flops and Fashion'

Proceeds benefited Children First, which provides Head Start and Early Head Start services in Sarasota County.

11/09/2022 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Photos: Children First's Rockin' Lobster Beach Party

Lobster, libations and s'mores on the Venice Fishing Pier made for a lovely evening.

11/09/2022 By Lori Sax

Tropical Storm Nicole

Tropical Storm Nicole: Warnings and Storm Surge Impacts for Tonight and Thursday

Here's what the Suncoast can expect over the next 24 hours.

11/09/2022 By Bob Bunting

Weather

Tropical Storm Nicole Is Slowly Moving Toward the Bahamas, Southeast Florida Coast

Sarasota needs to be prepared for very high tides, some storm surge with onshore winds, and flooding, says meteorologist Bob Bunting.

11/08/2022 By Bob Bunting

Weather

The Suncoast Will Feel the Effects of Subtropical Storm Nicole Wednesday and Thursday

Heavy rains will occur and there is a possibility for coastal flooding along the barrier islands and bayfronts from Venice to Tampa Bay.

11/07/2022 By Bob Bunting

Food Distribution

All Faiths Food Bank to Host Turkey Distribution Event on Wednesday

The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota.

11/07/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Warren R. Colbert Named Ringling Museum Board Chair

Plus, Caldwell Trust held a grand opening for its new downtown Sarasota office and Visit Sarasota County hires new marketing staff.

11/07/2022 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Charlayne Hunter-Gault on Her New Book and 50 Years of Reporting on Black Life

"We must learn to talk to people who don’t agree with us, which is a challenge these days. Communication is the essence of our existence. In so many ways, this is how we will open doors.”

11/07/2022 By Heather Dunhill

The Tropics

Subtropical Storm Nicole Poses a Threat to Florida

For the Suncoast, it is becoming probable that gales force winds and heavy flooding rains will be our impact—at minimum.

11/06/2022 By Bob Bunting

Not Again

Another Tropical Threat Is Brewing in the Atlantic

Meteorologist Bob Bunting predicts another named storm will form that could intensify as it approaches Florida, thanks to warm seas.

11/05/2022 By Bob Bunting

Swim Advisory

Where Is It Safe to Swim in Sarasota Right Now?

Officials have detected fecal bacteria and red tide in our waterways. We spoke with an expert in Sarasota water quality to find out where it's safe to swim.

11/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

Hurricane Heroes

These Sarasotans Stepped Up to Help Their Neighbors After Hurricane Ian

We asked our readers to share their hurricane heroes. Here are their responses.

11/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

listening to diverse voices

New College Alumna Sofia Ali-Khan on Racism and Reconciliation

Ali-Khan will speak about her memoir, A Good Country, which grapples with the U.S. legacy of exploitation and racism across her experiences living in different U.S. cities and Canada.

11/03/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Local Love

The Ultimate Sarasota Bucket List

How Sarasota are you? Take our quiz to find out.

11/03/2022

Red Tide

Sarasota Health Department Reports Elevated Levels of Red Tide at Area Beaches—Again

The beaches with elevated levels of red tide include Venice Beach, Service Club Park, Venice Fishing Pier, Brohard Beach, and Caspersen Beach, Manasota Key, and Blind Pass.

11/01/2022 By Megan McDonald

Civil Rights

Recent Voter Fraud Arrests Threaten to Keep People Away From the Polls

Critics say the arrest of 20 former felons for voting could have a chilling effect on Florida voter turnout this year.

11/01/2022 By Isaac Eger

Grant Report

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Provides Nearly $1 Million in Hurricane Relief

Plus, Ringling College receives a strategic partnership grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

10/31/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

UnidosNow Executive Director Luz Corcuera to Retire

Plus, JFCS of the Suncoast hires a new president and CEO and Manatee County Schools superintendent Cynthia Saunders announces her retirement.

10/31/2022 By Staff

All in a Day

How to Spend a Day at Mote Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium brings underwater worlds into view.

10/26/2022 By Bethany Ritz