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Former Longboat Town Commissioner Bob Dawson passes

Former Longboat Town Commissioner Bob Dawson passes

Former Longboat Key Commissioner Bob Dawson passed on Saturday, October 18, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital with his wife, Wendy, at his side.

October 19, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote is on the move

Mote is on the move

Mote wants to move forward with its plan to build a science center and aquarium in Downtown Sarasota. Will the City bless the idea Monday night? Is Mote moving too fast or are they the catalyst that could drive Sarasota’s bayfront redevelopment?

October 19, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Cost to bury power lines along GMD less than $19 million

Cost to bury power lines along GMD less than $19 million

It will be up to voters to decide if they bond with the idea. Commission considers plan Monday.

October 19, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Village parking request prompts strong reaction in Town Hall

Village parking request prompts strong reaction in Town Hall

‘It is very frustrating Michael, when every time we start to vote on something, you want to change it. It is your village, and whatever you want I tend to support, but please try to get people together on this or get another spokesman,”

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Burying power lines costs to emerge

Burying power lines costs to emerge

“I am very concerned about the haste with which this is moving, Getting reasoned public input when we have not even had the opportunity to react bothers me. I have been a voice against this since the beginning, but I am not trying to throw a wrench in this.”

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat EMS earns high marks

Longboat EMS earns high marks

“Paramedics did exactly what was needed and correctly reported to the ER what I had encountered.”

October 12, 2014 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Strong nesting season for sea turtles

Strong nesting season for sea turtles

According to scientists from multiple research facilities, endangered sea turtles have had a highly successful nesting season along the Southwest Florida coast and statewide. Researchers from Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program reported that last month, 2,459 sea turtle nests were spotted within a 35-mile-long stretch of local shorelines from Longboat Key [...]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Key Life, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Visit Sarasota County update on tourism

Visit Sarasota County update on tourism

Visit Sarasota County (VSC) would like to provide you with a quick update and the latest tourism numbers. There is an opening of the new Visitor Centers, the Sarasota Modern Festival, RIAF and welcoming thousands of women from around the world for the International Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Festival at Nathan Benderson Park. Visitors to [...]

October 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Vice Mayor Jack Duncan plans to stay on Board

Vice Mayor Jack Duncan plans to stay on Board

“There are numerous challenges underway and going forward that I want to be part of,” said Duncan. “I saw the groundswell of support to be part of that leadership process and it made me re-focus.”

October 5, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Village residents want more parking controls

Village residents want more parking controls

“We have had issues where fire trucks and ambulances could not get through. Before something happens, we want to nip this issue in the bud.”

October 5, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »