Rescue Mission

Pregnant Manatee Rescued On Siesta Key

The mother manatee—who had fresh boat strike wounds—gave birth to her calf today at SeaWorld Orlando, where she is being monitored around the clock.

05/12/2020 By Staff

Sponsored Content

Navigating the CARES Act

A local business and tax attorney breaks down COVID-19 relief.

04/20/2020 By Christina J. Strasser

Appointments

Florida Senate Confirms Appointments of Governing Board Members

Jack Bispham represents Manatee County; Joel Schleicher represents Charlotte and Sarasota counties.

04/03/2020 By Staff

City News

County Waives Shut-Offs for Water Services Through April 13

The county is also encouraging the community to practice social distancing by using online, phone and mail bill-pay services.

03/18/2020 By Staff

Grants

Sarasota Chosen to Participate in LEED for Cities and Communities Grant Program

The program helps local governments committed to accelerating progress on climate change, resilience and social equity planning, measure and track performance using LEED.

02/25/2020 By Staff

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

Law

New Program Launched to Help Inmates Reenter Sarasota Community

The "Re-Entry Navigator" program will connect inmates to reintegration programs before and after they leave the county jail.

02/19/2020 By Staff

Meetings

Neighborhood Association Meeting Will Focus on Renewable Energy

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will host Sean Sellers of the Suncoast Climate Justice Coalition.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Neighborhoods

County Neighborhood Services Department to Introduce 'Neighborhood Pointers' Program

Miranda Lansdale will introduce the program at the next Council of Neighborhood Associations meeting on Dec. 13.

12/09/2019 By Staff

Neighborhoods

Council of Neighborhood Associations to Celebrate 58th Anniversary

A gathering will take place Nov. 1 at the Bayfront Community Center.

10/15/2019 By Staff

Climate Change

Next Council of Neighborhood Associations Meeting Will Take Place Oct. 11

The discussion will focus on climate change and sea level rise.

10/07/2019 By Staff

Health News

DOH-Sarasota Will Host Teen Health Fair

The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ringling College of Art and Design's Goldstein Library.

09/19/2019 By Staff

Meetings

Next Council of Neighborhoods Meeting Will Take Place Sept. 13

The focus will be the benefits and economic impacts of historic districts and historic designations.

09/11/2019 Photography by Staff

Health

Sarasota Recognized as Health Department of the Year by The National Association of County and City Health Officials

Sarasota County Health and Human Services is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota and Sarasota County Government.

07/12/2019 By Staff

Sweet six

Make Your Voice Heard as the City Picks New Roundabout Art

At a public meeting on Wednesday, July 17, six artists will present their proposals for two huge new additions to Sarasota's public art collection.

07/10/2019 By Olivia Letts

Government

County Administrators Will Discuss What’s Ahead for Sarasota-Manatee

The event will take place Thursday, Aug. 8.

06/28/2019 By Staff

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

Construction

Number of Housing Starts Down in February

The number of new residential construction projects begun in the U.S. declined by 8.7 percent between January and February.

03/28/2019 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