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Charter candidates stump for votes

Charter candidates stump for votes

September 23, 2010

Many in the county view the Charter Review Board as one of the most important elected offices. The county’s charter is essentially its constitution, and board members are tasked with suggesting changes to that document and places those suggestions on referenda. Two Charter Review Board races are up for grabs in the Nov. 2 election.

News Briefs 09.23.10

News Briefs 09.23.10

September 23, 2010

City Hall had planned to raise its operational millage rate slightly in 2011 under the state’s rollback rate provision, but the City Commission suggested further cuts so that was not necessary.

Tobacco-free zones in parks considered

Tobacco-free zones in parks considered

September 23, 2010

A city advisory board asks city commissioners to study the effects of placing tobacco restrictions around children's areas in city parks.

Palm Avenue overlay district on hold

September 23, 2010

The city has told a citizens group that its request to halt large-scale commercial projects on South Palm Avenue is not necessary.

CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT: Imagine School at Palmer Ranch

CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT: Imagine School at Palmer Ranch

September 22, 2010

Ever since Jill Marsh found tadpoles swimming around in a puddle at the end of her driveway, her students have been observing them and watching as their tails vanish and they sprout legs.

Sarasota issues water advisory for Ringling Causeway

Sarasota issues water advisory for Ringling Causeway

September 22, 2010

After high fecal-bacteria levels were detected, the Sarasota County Health Department posted warnings about being in the water off the Ringling Causeway.

Children's Express hits the brakes in Sarasota (WITH VIDEO)

Children's Express hits the brakes in Sarasota (WITH VIDEO)

September 21, 2010

The Children's Express is rolling through Florida, stopping in 15 cities for "Milk party" rallies and sharing the message that children must become the state's highest priority, and educating political, business and civic leaders, and parents, about the urgent need to improve the well-being and education of Florida's youngest citizens.

STORE AROUND THE CORNER: Carriage House Tea Room

STORE AROUND THE CORNER: Carriage House Tea Room

September 20, 2010

The Carriage House Tea Room offers tea sampling, appreciation parties and even a tea blog.

Sanborn premieres Lakewood studios

Sanborn premieres Lakewood studios

September 20, 2010

Local filmmaker Ken Sanborn hopes to add a little Hollywood magic to the East County community.

Whole Foods throws 30th birthday bash

Whole Foods throws 30th birthday bash

September 18, 2010

Whole Foods Market, which opened its first store Sept. 20, 1980, celebrated its 30th birthday bash with complimentary activities, tastings and games. The party benefited All Faiths Food Bank.



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