Library concerns highlight city, county homeless divide
Library concerns highlight city, county … July 1, Sarasota resident Richard Ramsdell emailed City Commissioner Liz … library? “It amazes me that Sarasota can be voted the ‘meanest city in …
City approves Cask and Ale plans
and downtown residents peacefully coexist?
City … Sarasota got approval from city staff and the Planning Board in May, but the … to Sarasota in 2012. She went to City Hall for the first time Tuesday …
Emily Walsh named publisher of Observers
Sarasota-Manatee counties. • Plant City Times & Observer; plantcityobserver.com … She will oversee Observer Media Group’s Sarasota … Sarasota-based newspapers, magazines and website. Observer Media Group CEO Matt …
Pattigeorge’s new owner: ‘It’s my destiny’
from Myakka City” — a reference to the beef his company buys from Jim and … turn down the opportunity to build on the water in Sarasota.” “I … life, new investment. A few days later, Gonzmart took his wife and …
Different dreams … life.
For local students getting ready to graduate Saturday, June 4, the … Thunderdome, Out-of-Door Upper School campus, 5950 Deer Drive, Sarasota The Out-of-Door …
LBK firefighters light up
for Florida cities. It capped pension costs. The new contract, if … debt levels. That’s the good news. As much as it may appear the town is … increases in borrowing still come at a price. That’s the bad news. The town …
Palm Avenue condo files suit protesting development
his life, so he brought the city readings of his blood pressure. When he … “City of Sarasota profits more sacred than homeowners rights and safety.” … Echelon on Palm.
Palm Avenue condo files suit protesting …
Conversation with Katie Taylor, town intern
whole life — not to say old guys like me can’t find our way around a computer.” Enter Katie Taylor, 30, who grew up in Sarasota and recently earned … next eight months on Longboat Key, followed by eight months with the city …
10 things you didn't know about John Ringling
into the personality of the man who shaped the Sarasota we know and love … give any of us depth. Living in Sarasota, John Ringling can easily fall … him and the impact he had on Sarasota, you get to know him as a person …
City ponders final downtown CRA priorities
conditions in downtown Sarasota. The funding mechanism uses city and county … wayfinding signage in the downtown CRA. City vs. County On Tuesday, Sarasota … News
City ponders final downtown CRA priorities …
Inspection request puts Vengroff apartments in jeopardy
developments in the city. “I’ve never in my life seen so much sand put in the … believes a compromise is still possible.
Inspection request … the city demands annual inspections, but staff believes a compromise is …
First Street merchants band together to forge identity
campaign can raise awareness of the mini-district.
First … What's on First? The answer may elude most Sarasota shoppers, but … Eileen Wallace, the owner of Write-On Sarasota. Wallace, who’s been in …
City, county clash again on CRA funds
year of county tax revenue.
City, county clash again on … of county tax revenue.
Once again, Sarasota County and the city of … 30-year life of the downtown CRA. The city believes the terms of the CRA …
Virginia Sanders: A force for preservation
programs Volunteer with the Longboat Key Turtle Watch Volunteer with Sarasota … subject pertaining to marine life. “What I remember about Virginia was her … time to teach art to underprivileged, inner-city children. “She was …
IN MEMORIAM: Larry Marthaler built bridges in community
Marthaler dies at 81.
IN MEMORIAM: Larry … Former Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director … Sarasota, a 10- to 12-minute drive took more than an hour as they traveled …
City fleshes out St. Armands paid parking, garage plans
City fleshes out St. Armands paid parking, garage plans … garage project on St. Armands Circle, city staff is proposing a tiered paid parking system for the commercial district. On Monday, city staff will …
Sarasota named among best places to live
U.S. News & World Report ranks Sarasota No. 14 on its list of the … average. Despite scoring low on value, Sarasota is the only Florida city to break the top 25 on the list.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Sarasota No …
City and county again spar over homeless issues
City and county again spar over homeless issues … misrepresented in a city press release.
The city and Sarasota County found themselves at odds again this week when county commissioners rebuked the city …
Police, town agree on three-year contract
than the average starting pay for agencies in Sarasota, Manatee and … ratified, some sergeants will see significant wage increases over the life of … 70,866 Manatee Sheriff $66,901 - $72,200 North Port $64,397 - $78,270 City …
Life on Longboat — without the keys
of transportation available to them.
Life on … my life, but I knew it was the right thing to do,” Lavinson said. But … learn about include Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) and Sarasota County …