Politics

Early Voting in State House Democratic Primary Begins Nov. 25

The special election was called because of the resignation of former state Rep. Alex Miller, R-Sarasota, who quit after serving less than a year in office.

11/17/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Development Tax Collections Hit New High

The Sarasota County tax collector's office collected almost $21.3 million in Tourist Development Tax money during its most recent fiscal year.

11/17/2017 By Staff

Tourism

World Rowing Championships Generated $18.7 Million in Local Economic Impact

Organizers had predicted that the event would generate $25 million in economic impact for the region.

11/16/2017 By Staff

Technology

New App Helps Drivers Find Parking Spots

Parker helps drivers find public parking spaces in downtown Sarasota and Southside Village, at Lido Beach and on St. Armands Circle.

11/15/2017 By Staff

Honors

Lakewood Ranch Business Group Holds Awards Luncheon Nov. 17

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is holding its annual Sandies Members’ Choice Awards luncheon at Polo Grill and Bar.

11/14/2017 By Staff

Planning

City Climate Change Plan Outlines Threatened Infrastructure

The report predicts that the local sea level will rise by between 6.4 inches and 2.4 feet by 2050.

11/13/2017 By Staff

Planning

Sustainable Communities Workshop Returns

Registration is still open for Sarasota County's 12th annual Sustainable Communities Workshop.

11/13/2017 By Staff

Agriculture

New Seed Library Created to Help Local Growers

The program allows residents to check out packets of seeds at no cost.

11/03/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Month's Good Deeds

Donations to protect fisheries, support teachers, offer counseling and much more in our roundup of locals giving back.

11/02/2017 By Staff

Planning

Grand Opening for Revamped Longboat Key Park Is Nov. 8

New Bayfront Park amenities and enhancements include a kayak launch; pickleball, shuffleboard and basketball courts; a children's area and playground; and more.

11/01/2017 By Staff

Construction

Manatee County Breaking Ground on New $90 Million Parrish High School

The groundbreaking ceremony for Manatee County's new North River High School will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7.

11/01/2017 By Staff

Planning

City Wants Public Input on Parks and Recreation Priorities

Two public open houses this week are being held to receive community input on the city's social, cultural and recreational needs and priorities.

10/30/2017 By Staff

Networking

Chamber Expo Set for Nov. 8

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and Manatee Chamber of Commerce are holding their annual Chamber Expo at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.

10/30/2017 By Staff

Government

Manatee County Clerk's Office Honored for Reports

The office recently won three awards from the Government Finance Officers Association.

10/27/2017 By Staff

Construction

Groundbreaking for New Venice Library Is Monday

The new facility will include a 24,000-square-foot library, a café, a 135-seat meeting room, an outdoor reading garden and more.

10/27/2017 By Staff

Irma

Small Business Administration Offering Irma Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans to businesses, nonprofits and homeowners.

10/26/2017 By Staff

Planning

North Port Real Estate Summit Set for Nov. 3

Details of the new Atlanta Braves spring training facility will be unveiled.

10/25/2017 By Staff

Data

Sarasota Region the Nation's 14th Happiest in New Ranking

National Geographic recently ranked the North Port, Sarasota and Bradenton area as the 14th happiest region in the country.

10/24/2017 By Staff

Planning

Neighborhood Associations Group Holds Annual Celebration

The event will honor Gerry Swormstedt and will include food, door prizes and more.

10/24/2017 By Staff

Politics

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Go Out in Florida House Special Election Primary

The Sarasota supervisor of elections last week began sending out vote-by-mail ballots for the Democratic primary election between Margaret Good and Ruta Jouniari.

10/23/2017 By Staff