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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

The Climate Crisis

What Is Coastal Resilience and Why Is It Crucial for Sarasota?

Hurricane Ian decimated parts of the Gulf Coast. Now, local leaders are sharing insights into how we can rebuild in a sustainable way.

10/24/2022 By Laura Paquette

Escape From Englewood

Hurricane Ian Was Approaching. My House Was Shaking. I Didn’t Know What to Do.

The wrong decision could have enormous consequences, from inconvenience to death.

10/21/2022 By Robert Plunket

Listening to Diverse Voices

Adria Jensen on Growing Up Cuban, Why We Need More Hispanic Lawyers and the Importance of Mentors

Jensen is a partner in the Sarasota firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick and has been nominated to become a judge.

10/20/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Hole in one

Sarasota Junior Golfer Jolie Pastorick Is Headed to the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals

Pastorick, 13, earned 143 points in her fifth regional and secured her spot in the National Finals in Augusta, Georgia.

10/19/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi

Here We Go Again

Red Tide Has Been Detected at Sarasota County Beaches

The beaches include Turtle Beach, Nokomis Beach, North Jetty, Venice Beach, Service Club Park, Venice Fishing Pier, Brohard Beach, and Caspersen Beach.

10/19/2022 By Megan McDonald

Grant Report

Barancik Foundation Provides $644,000 for Immediate Hurricane Ian Relief

Plus, grants from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

10/17/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Realize Bradenton's Johnette Isham Announces Retirement

Plus, Sarasota County hires a new fire chief and La Musica names pianist and educator Wu Han its new artistic director.

10/17/2022 By Staff

Game On

The Gamrpod, a Soundproof Micro Studio, Aims to Change the Way Gamers and Podcasters Work

Giving noisy workplace neighbors the stink eye could soon be a temporary glitch thanks to this creation from Sarasota's Dalton Carroll.

10/17/2022 By Laura Paquette

Through the Roof

Florida’s Property Insurance Crisis Will Likely Get Worse After Hurricane Ian

Add the homeowner’s insurance crisis to Sarasota’s affordable housing crisis, and you’ve got a situation that makes home ownership a pipe dream for many.

10/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Hurricanes

Hurricane Ian Was a 'Worst-Case Scenario' for Florida

“If we’re going to protect our Florida way of life, we’re going to have to build our infrastructure to survive our Florida way of life,” says meteorologist Bob Bunting.

10/17/2022 By Megan McDonald

Ian's Aftermath

Has Hurricane Ian Created Another Red Tide Event?

The water Hurricane Ian dumped on to the state is making its way to sea, with ingredients for a possible harmful algal bloom.

10/13/2022 By Isaac Eger

Breaking

Riverview High Lockdown Suspected to Be Part of Statewide Hoax

Across Florida, multiple schools were searched by law enforcement after false claims about active shooters on campus.

10/11/2022 By Isaac Eger

Listening to Black Voices

Malushua Griffith on Growing Up in St. Croix, Entrepreneurship and Black Maternal Health

"When it comes to doctors, Black women need them not to see our color—we need them to listen and act."

10/11/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Post-Ian

Anna Maria's Wildlife Inc. Has Taken in a Flood of Animals Ravaged by Hurricane Ian

The morning after the hurricane made landfall on the west coast, the center took in roughly 160 animals in need of care.

10/10/2022 By Kim Doleatto