End of an Era

Albritton Fruit Farms Will Likely Be Sold to Sarasota County Later This Year

The county expects to purchase the 341-acre, sixth-generation family farm for $19 million. Sarah Albritton says she and her husband hope to restart their beloved you-pick operation elsewhere.

06/04/2024 By Kim Doleatto


Public Invited to Lift Station 87 Community Outreach Meeting Dec. 5

Project team members will discuss preliminary construction plans for Phase 3, as well as upcoming street closures and traffic plans.

11/25/2019 By Staff

Benevolent Bling

Online Jewelry Retailer Takes Steps to Reduce Harmful Plastic Pollution

Sarasota's Ornata Jewelry partners with TerraCycle recycling program to help eliminate unnecessary waste.

11/18/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson


Ribbon-Cutting Set for Recycling Facility

Waste Pro is marking the official opening of its Manatee County recycling facility with a ribbon-cutting Wednesday, Feb. 8.

02/07/2017 By staff


Waste Pro Named One of Central Florida's Biggest Companies

Revenue at the solid waste and recycling service provider that operates in Sarasota and Bradenton will approach $600 million.

10/04/2016 Research by staff


Waste Pro Opens New Manatee County Recycling Facility

Waste Pro, a waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal company, will celebrate the grand opening of its new SRQ Material Recovery Facility on Wednesday.

07/26/2016 Research by staff


Waste Management Manager Joins Recycle Florida Today Board

Waste Management public sector solutions manager Stephanie Kissinger was recently elected to the Recycle Florida Today Board of Directors.

07/25/2016 Research by staff


Osprey Avenue Bridge Closes Aug. 1

Sarasota's Osprey Avenue Bridge is scheduled to be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 1, for the first phase of microtunneling as part of the Lift Station 87 project.

07/07/2016 Research by staff