Team Sarasota

Meet the New Starting Five on the City Commission

The five power players who make up Team Sarasota.

07/26/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health care

Cleaning Company Honored for Employee Health Programs

Sarasota's Crystal Clean Green Cleaning was recently named a Gold Level Healthy Sarasota County Worksite by the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County.

07/06/2017 By staff

Phil's Window

Phil Barco is a One-Man Show at Davidson Drugs

“You should see all of the women that come in to flirt with him. Women in their 40s, their 50s, their 60s. They absolutely love him.”

06/28/2017 By Tom Bayles

Data

Rate of Housing Starts Drops

The rate of new housing starts dropped by 5.5 percent between April and May and in May stood at 2.4 percent below the May 2016 rate.

06/20/2017 By staff

Politics

Leaders Discuss Local Impact of Legislative Session

Five local leaders will discuss the impact to the region from the recently concluded session of the Florida Legislature on June 22.

06/16/2017 By staff

Politics

State Senator Speaks in Sarasota July 20

Florida Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, the chair of the state Senate's Appropriations Committee, will speak at The Argus Foundation's next Meet the Minds luncheon.

06/12/2017 By staff

Politics

Sheriff Wins Republicans' 'Elected Official of the Year' Award

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight was recently chosen as the 2017 Elected Official of the Year by the Republican Party of Sarasota County.

06/07/2017 By staff

Politics

State Lawmakers Provide Legislative Update June 1

State Sen. Greg Steube and state Reps. Julio Gonzalez, Joe Gruters and Alex Miller will provide an update on state government and the state Legislature.

05/25/2017 By staff

Politics

Lawmaker Provides Legislative Wrap-Up Tuesday Evening

Florida Rep. Wengay Newton, D-St. Petersburg, whose district includes portions of Palmetto, Bradenton and Sarasota, is offering an informational wrap-up on the state Legislature's recently concluded 2017 session.

05/15/2017 By staff

Planning

Sea Level Rise Discussion Set for Monday

The next Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations meeting will include a discussion of sea level rise, its anticipated effects on our community and local efforts to address how we can adapt.

05/01/2017 By staff

Data

Housing Starts Down

The number of American housing starts dropped by 6.8 percent between February and March.

04/19/2017 By staff

Planning

Neighborhood Groups to Discuss Surplus Lands Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a town hall on surplus lands policies and how they may be changed.

04/04/2017 By staff

Data

Greater Sarasota Area the 10th Fastest-Growing in America

The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton region ranked as the country's 10th fastest-growing metropolitan area between mid-2015 and mid-2016, according to data released Thursday by the United States Census Bureau.

03/23/2017 By staff

Politics

Chamber of Commerce Honors Congressman

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday presented Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, with its Spirit of Enterprise Award.

03/21/2017 By staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly

The American economy added 235,000 new jobs in February, while the unemployment rate dropped slightly from 4.9 percent to 4.7 percent.

03/10/2017 By staff

Politics

Florida House Speaker Appears in Sarasota Ahead of Legislative Session

Florida House of Representatives Speaker Richard Corcoran will speak at The Argus Foundation’s next Meet the Minds luncheon.

02/27/2017 By staff

Article

Preventing Opportunistic Crimes the Focus of Next Neighborhood Group Meeting

On Monday, Jan. 9, the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will host a discussion of how to prevent opportunistic crimes.

01/04/2017 By staff

The 115th Congress

Buchanan Introduces Seven New Bills on Congress's First Day

The Sarasota Representative is focusing on job creation and tax reform.

01/03/2017 By staff

Health care

Florida Uninsured Rate Down 8 Percentage Points Since 2010

Between 2010 and 2015, the percentage of Floridians lacking health insurance declined from 21.3 percent to 13.3 percent and almost 1.6 million Floridians gained health care coverage.

12/27/2016 By staff

Construction

Construction Company Building New Agriculture Department Facility

The 28,210-square-foot building will be used to protect local agriculture from non-indigenous insect outbreaks.

12/08/2016 By staff