Design

Public Design Contest for New City of Sarasota Seal Opens May 1

The existing seal dates back to the city’s incorporation in 1902.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Tourism

A Record Number of Tourists Visited Florida in 2021

In 2021, Florida had nearly 118 million domestic visitors—the highest number in state history.

02/16/2022 By Staff

Events

'Control Growth Now' Group to Host Annual Luncheon

The event will be held on March 19 at Mattison's Forty-One.

02/14/2022 By Staff

Holidays

Sarasota County Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Day events and festivities have been canceled by the Greater Newtown Community Redevelopment Corporation due to surge in Covid cases.

01/14/2022 By Staff

Government

Sarasota County Launches '2021 Year in Review'

The report is the county's annual summary of its projects, programs and accomplishments.

01/12/2022 By Staff

From the Editor

Elected Officials Are Putting Sarasota's Character and Natural Assets at Risk

More than ever, we need enlightened leaders who had the strength and vision to maintain a balance between unchecked growth and stagnation.

12/01/2021 By Susan Burns

Tourism

It Was an Unprecedented Year for Sarasota County Bed Tax Revenue

The 2021 fiscal year saw more than $30 million collected from short-term vacation rentals.

11/12/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Sarasota Ranked Among Top 20 Housing Markets in the Country

It's also the fastest-growing, according to the Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com report.

11/04/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Tourism

Red Tide and Covid Didn’t Hurt Summer Tourism

Thanks to the great outdoors and an "open for business" atmosphere, June, July and August all saw gains over pre-pandemic numbers.

11/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Rankings

Sarasota Named 'Best Place to Retire'—Again

Our city ranked No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report's annual list for the second year in a row.

10/19/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Sarasota DOH: Red Tide Is Present in the Gulf (Again)

Elevated levels of red tide have been detected at most Sarasota County beaches.

10/07/2021 By Staff

Trouble in Paradise

New Hotel Proposals Push Siesta Key Residents to Consider Forming Their Own Town

But is that really possible?

08/31/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Building Up

St. Armands Circle's Hotel-Grocery Project May Have Competition

City of Sarasota commissioners voted this week to consider other offers to purchase the Fillmore parking lot.

08/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Building Up

Hotel, Grocery Store Being Considered for St. Armands Circle

Developers are pursuing a mixed-use project for the site of the city-owned Fillmore parking lot. The public can weigh in at an Aug. 5 workshop.

08/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Awards

Lido Beach Named One of Country’s Best Restored Beaches

The Lido Beach renourishment project added nearly 700,000 cubic yards of recycled sand to a 1.56-mile stretch of Lido Key,

06/21/2021 By Staff

Sunny Days Ahead

An Ode to Lido Beach

At Lido, we come to rest and recharge.

06/14/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

rainbow road

The City of Sarasota Still Wants to Light the John Ringling Bridge With a Pride Rainbow

Sarasota Mayor Hagen Brody says he is "optimistic" that the bridge lighting may eventually take place, despite a previous denial by the Florida Department of Transportation.

06/14/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein