Planning

Myakka City Town Hall to Address Concerns About Traffic, Accidents

Representatives from several local agencies, as well as state Rep. Tommy Gregory, R-Bradenton, are planning to attend.

01/17/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Tax Collections Down Again

Tourist Development Tax collections were down by 5.9 percent last November when compared to November 2017, according to new numbers.

01/17/2019 By Staff

Shaq Attaq

Shaq Kicks Off Ringling College Library Association's Town Hall Lecture Series

The four-time NBA champion, businessman and doctor of education (yep, he has an Ed.D) was the first speaker in the lecture series' 39th season.

01/17/2019 By Megan McDonald

Environment

City Staff to Offer Update on 100 Percent Renewable Energy Pledge

Sarasota's sustainability department will offer an update on the city's "Ready for 100" plan on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

01/16/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Legacy Trail Overpass Opens

The new overpass at Laurel Road was built by the Florida Department of Transportation.

01/11/2019 By Staff

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Dolphins at Bayfront Park

This month: that iconic statue.

01/10/2019 Illustrations by John Pirman

Civil rights

Floridians Affected By Amendment 4 Begin Registering to Vote

'Today is a new day,' says Demetrius Jifunza, the founder of the Sarasota chapter of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, the group that led the effort to pass Amendment 4.

01/08/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Planning

City Conducting Online Survey on Top Local Issues

The survey covers issues such as parks programs, sustainability, growth and development.

01/07/2019 By Staff

Honors

Construction Company President to Receive Chamber's Leadership Award

Ron Allen, the president of NDC Construction Company, will receive the second annual Robert P. Bartz Award for Outstanding Leadership on Thursday, Jan. 31.

01/07/2019 By Staff

Environment

County Recognized for Sustainable Supply Chain Practices

Sarasota County government's materials management team recently earned the Green Supply Chain Award for the second consecutive year.

01/04/2019 By Staff

Honors

Meet the Winners of Our 2019 Unity Awards

This year's winners are advocates for those in crisis, for the physically and mentally disabled, and for those from different cultures, genders, races and religious backgrounds.

01/04/2019 By Staff

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox's New Year's Resolutions

"Fortunately, I have reached the age where you can exercise sitting down and it’s still considered legitimate."

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Year in Review

Our Editors' Favorite Stories of 2018

11 pieces that made us proud.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Trade

County Commissioner Picked Again to Lead Port Manatee Board

Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh was recently elected to a third consecutive one-year term as chairwoman of the Manatee County Port Authority.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Surviving Season

Nine Ways to Survive the Busy Months in Sarasota

From mastering roundabouts to dabbling in CBD, here's how to stay sane during season.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Last Lap

What’s the Future of the Sarasota Kennel Club When the Greyhounds Are Gone?

Sixty-nine percent of Florida citizens voted to ban dog racing in November, giving the Sarasota Kennel Club and the other dog tracks in the state until Jan. 1, 2021, before they need to shut down.

12/26/2018 By Isaac Eger

From the Editor

From the Editor: An Awakening at New College

Susan Burns reflects on how the school's culture of critical thinking can create dramatic personal change.

12/26/2018 By Susan Burns

Nature

New Park Opens

West Villages Florida recently opened its first public park, Blue Heron Park.

12/21/2018 By Staff

Education

Local Graduation Rates Up

The graduation rate in Sarasota County schools increased by 4.1 percentage points this year, while the rate increased by 4.3 points in Manatee County.

12/20/2018 By Staff

Best of the Year

Our Top 10 Stories of 2018

Here's what you read over and over again this year.

12/18/2018 By Staff