Local couple create a ripple cleaning up reefs
... Wes Carter picked up blowing pieces of garbage. The Myakka City couple were living up to their word, that in order to pursue a monstrous ... end of the rainbow would be an educational facility in the Sarasota or Bradenton area that would hold seminars and training. They ... Reef Medics raises reef awareness.
Who's who in East County?
... such as Honor Animal Rescue, All Faiths Food Bank of Sarasota , and Jewish Family and Children's Services of the Suncoast. He ... culture and he visited Israel 14 times throughout his life .
History behind landmarks may escape those who use them.
Southside Village businesses hope new restaurants bring new energy
... has long been a commercial hub in the city of Sarasota , but there’s an optimism that two new restaurants can revitalize ... Caragiulo agreed more high-quality establishments was good news for Southside Village as whole. Mercato celebrated its grand opening ...
Palm Avenue condo targets key movers
... option for people moving off the Keys and closer to the city . All three of the early buyers hail from either Longboat or Siesta ... experience on Longboat made him a good fit for the Sarasota project. “Thirty-some odd years ago, Roger started out his career ... in a competitive market is a priority.
City's lack of comprehensive parking strategy draws questions
In 2014, Sarasota’s parking manager was prepared for a serious conversation about ... to delay that discussion?
Twenty-one months ago, the city’s Parking Advisory Committee met for the last time. The group, ... continued to delay that discussion?
Life on Longboat — without the keys
... learn about include Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) and Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) bus routes. A SCAT bus will also be on ... Brenner said. “And these aren’t the New York City buses with graffiti all over them that many Northerners remember. It’s ... modes of transportation available to them.
Sarasota Keys pianos return for sidewalk encore
... project, organized by the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, begins its third season Thursday — a tradition that ... for a long time.
After a 2011 trip to Greenville, S.C., City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell was determined to find a defining ... leaders hope to keep alive for a long time.
Downtown circulator route gains momentum
... in the Polaris GEM. Moran, the operations manager of the city’s Downtown Improvement District, is a leading advocate for the ... support of a new service that moves people around downtown Sarasota . “We have the makings of an opportunity to possibly move forward ... working to gather support for the concept.
County changes stance on homeless shelter efforts
Sarasota County said that staff will not do any more work on a “come as you are” shelter unless urged to do so by the community and city .
Sarasota County changed its stance on a proposed adult homeless ... to do so by the community and city .
People to Watch: Murphy readies new zoning code
... will finish her work on a new form-based code for the city of Sarasota — but not before it gets a thorough vetting.
As the principal ... but not before it gets a thorough vetting.
Top Story — June: Tracing the history of the city-county rift
Today, the city of Sarasota and Sarasota County frequently find themselves ... chatter about it,” Staub said.
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Sarasota leaders grapple with impact of increased building
... are ready to have a conversation about managing growth in Sarasota .
When Howard Shulman first started renting a home in the city , his friends on the east coast of Florida would ask: Why Sarasota ? ... about managing growth in Sarasota .
Top Story — May: Roberta MacDonald Turoff dies
... Turoff, a bright, brassy and talented fixture in the Sarasota theater community since 1968, died from cancer earlier today. ... work could always rely on them."
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Top Story — April: Can St. Armands keep up with the Kardashians?
... open their newest DASH Boutique on St. Armands Circle. The news spread quickly among bored employees at Longboat Key Town Hall and Sarasota City Hall who were checking Twitter feeds during meetings, while ...
Holiday gifts and gaffes
... Victory lap Kelly Defebo, director of sales, Visit Sarasota County Kelly Defebo, director of sales, Visit Sarasota County ... a reminder to try to make a difference in someone’s life the same way the nurses did for me.”
Embarrassing and heart-warming ...
Former Quay owner moves forward with development
The owner of 14 acres on Sarasota's Bayfront has asked the city for a community workshop to consider street vacations.
The developer ... workshop to consider street vacations.
Theater review: 'West Side Story'
... the Capulets with a turf war between two gangs in New York City —one white, one Puerto Rican. Two crazy kids on opposite sides fall in ... behind the allegory hit home. During intermission, I heard news of the damage that one particularly bloody gang had done on the streets ...
This Week in Sarasota: Monday, Nov. 9
America’s angriest stand-up comedian arrives in Sarasota . Black is known for his biting perspective on American news and politics.
A look at our favorite events this week
Arts and ...
City to discuss life after CRA at special meeting
On Thursday, the Sarasota City Commission will discuss the county’s sudden decision to end the ... viewed as a crucial funding mechanism.
A day in the life of the homeless -- Part Two
... basis. This allows the homeless to catch up on the news , research social services or areas of interest, do their social ... inside the library reading and not bothering a soul. Sarasota’s homeless population is a population in constant flux. A recent ...