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Valet parking stresses Village residents

Valet parking stresses Village residents

When Mar Vista Restaurant’s valet service parks a car, things can get creative.

April 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Ambitious raccoon rescued from channel marker by Mote, police

Ambitious raccoon rescued from channel marker by Mote, police

Following a struggle, the raccoon fell off its perch on the marker and attempted to flee the scene.

April 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Orchestra’s Payne Park plan starts on tumultuous note

Orchestra’s Payne Park plan starts on tumultuous note

Sarasota Orchestra CEO Joseph McKenna faced more of a verbal firing squad than a standing ovation at a community meeting last week.

March 22, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Residents roiled by Mar Vista restaurant parking

Residents roiled by Mar Vista restaurant parking

Scores of Longboat Key residents implored the Town Commission to regulate or control in some fashion the parking by restaurant patrons on public streets in the Village.

March 22, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

Court weighs how to determine ‘true value’ of Colony property

What is the value of 17.2 acres situated on Longboat Key and boasting one of the best Gulf-front beaches in Florida?

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat closes curtain on plan for theater

Longboat closes curtain on plan for theater

Commission voted last week to cut the black box theatre and about $7 million in cost from the plan.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota to eye decriminalizing marijuana

Sarasota to eye decriminalizing marijuana

Commissioner Brody says too many resources are spent making arrests. His plan is to allow police to write civil citations as an option.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Pool & Pavilion saved from bar/restaurant plan; what’s next? Watch the Video…

Lido Pool & Pavilion saved from bar/restaurant plan; what’s next? Watch the Video…

The plan and the lease that would have allowed a waterfront restaurant and bar at the Lido Beach Pool and Pavilion is officially terminated. But it came at a great cost and with great effort. What’s next?

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box, Video | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra eyes Payne Park for new home

Sarasota Orchestra eyes Payne Park for new home

The proposed new concert hall calls for the demolition of the existing Tennis Center and its reconstruction in another part of Payne Park.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Residents fear new street lights will mar Longboat community

Residents fear new street lights will mar Longboat community

“If you want truly decorative poles on Gulf of Mexico Drive, the community could end up with 50 or 100 more light poles than if it went with the taller options.”

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »