Going Public

City of Sarasota Seeks Input for Public Art Master Plan

Beginning this month, the city’s Office of Public Art will host a series of meetings for artists, business owners and the general public.

01/13/2022 By Staff

Holidays

Sarasota City, County Offices Closed for Holiday

Most administrative offices and services will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year's.

12/22/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints Sarasota Optician to the Board of Opticianry

Schloss, of Osprey, is the owner of Sunglass Express Optical of Sarasota.

12/21/2021 By Staff

My Opinion

Sarasota Just Lost Some More of Its Public Beaches

Isaac Eger tells us about the new ordinance that further privatizes the Sarasota shoreline.

10/26/2021 By Isaac Eger

Appointments

Gov. Ron DeSantis Names Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo Florida Surgeon General

Ladapo, a UF professor, has publicly questioned the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines and supported the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid.

09/21/2021 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

It's official!

Local Farm Earns Organic Certification

Parrish's Honeyside Farms supplies produce to local restaurants, clubs and hotels and sells its goods at two area farmers' markets.

02/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Government

City Announces Security Screening Measures for Meetings

The screening will remain in place until further notice.

06/14/2019 By Staff

Government

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight Announces Final Term

Knight will not seek re-election after his current term ends in January 2021.

06/07/2019 By Staff

Technology

New Partnership Aims to Improve Job Descriptions, Workforce Development

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is partnering with CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Environment

Suncoast Waterkeeper Leader to Discuss How Human Activity Affects Red Tide

Justin Bloom will speak at the next meeting of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations.

02/05/2019 By Staff

Media

Talk By New Yorker, CNN Contributor Rescheduled

Jeffrey Toobin's Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon has been changed to Thursday, March 7.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Politics

Report Estimates Federal Shutdown Cost the Economy $11 Billion

The partial shutdown of the federal government that ended last Friday led to $11 billion in reduced economic activity, according to new estimates published by the Congressional Budget Office.

01/29/2019 By Staff

Retail

Bookstore Sales Up in October After Two Months of Declines

Bookstore sales totaled $699 million in October, up 7.7 percent from $649 million in October 2017.

12/17/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Federal Grant Will Boost YMCA Program for Homeless Youth

The Sarasota YMCA recently received a $132,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to support its Street REACH program.

12/12/2018 By Staff

Snapshot

Streets of Paradise Puts Homelessness in Focus

Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel created an online photo series to raise awareness about homelessness in the area, then flipped it into a full-fledged nonprofit.

12/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Data

Local Poverty Rates Decline

The percentage of households living in poverty in Sarasota and Manatee counties declined between 2016 and 2017, according to new Census data.

12/03/2018 By Staff

Events

Civic Group to Honor John McCarthy at Annual Celebration

For decades, McCarthy has worked on environmental issues, parks management and historic preservation, given tours and lectures about the history of Sarasota and more.

10/16/2018 By Staff

Health care

'Healthy Worksites' Recognized for Banning Tobacco, Encouraging Healthy Habits

Several Sarasota County companies and nonprofits were recently recognized for being "healthy worksites."

08/06/2018 By Staff

Politics

Primary Vote-By-Mail Ballots Start Going Out

Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner's office began mailing vote-by-mail ballots for next month's primary elections on Friday.

07/13/2018 By Staff