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News Briefs

News Briefs

November 10, 2011

Downtown parking garage update; St. Armands median project on schedule; Veterans Day closings

Commission denies fast-track amendment

Commission denies fast-track amendment

November 10, 2011

Two Sarasota city commissioners changed their minds and decided they couldn’t support a code amendment that sped up the permitting process for applicants.

FULL STORY: City mulls suspending impact fees for parks

FULL STORY: City mulls suspending impact fees for parks

November 10, 2011

Sarasota City Commissioner Shannon Snyder is making his case for why he believes the majority of the impact fees Sarasota County levied on city taxpayers should be axed.

FULL STORY: St. Denis misses cut for administrator

FULL STORY: St. Denis misses cut for administrator

November 10, 2011

The list of finalists for Sarasota County administrator includes two Floridians and applicants from York County, S.C., and Augusta, Ga.

Neighbors: Golden Girl

Neighbors: Golden Girl

November 10, 2011

Ellie Boder will be turning 11 on Nov. 11 — her golden birthday. The date, 11/11/11, only happens only once every 100 years.

New College creates central connection

New College creates central connection

November 10, 2011

Until three months ago, New College of Florida classrooms were scattered all over campus. The students traveled between the far east and far west corners of the campus just to get to their classes and to meet with faculty members.

Neighbors: Leonard Kessler

Neighbors: Leonard Kessler

November 10, 2011

Leonard Kessler has just returned from a trip to the mechanic. When he opens the door to his Pelican Cove townhouse, it’s not his crop of white hair that stands out, nor his crisp blue-and-white striped shirt beneath his sport coat or even the gray pencil sketch of his sister down the hallway.

PHOTO GALLERY: Myriad of murals

PHOTO GALLERY: Myriad of murals

November 10, 2011

This week, artists with the Sarasota Chalk Festival did double duty by also adding colorful murals to the walls of the Palm Avenue parking garage. Each floor of the parking garage has its own theme, and artists created bright, bold images using the themes as inspiration.

Patty's on Main closes, ending restaurant feud

Patty's on Main closes, ending restaurant feud

November 10, 2011

A feud between two restaurants with similar names ended last month when Patty's on Main announced it was closing. A dueling piano bar is expected to open in its place.

Sarasota boaters denounce regulations

Sarasota boaters denounce regulations

November 10, 2011

Sarasota boaters told city staff last week they don't want to be told when and how long they can anchor off the shores of Sarasota Bay.



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