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News Worthy week ending March 27, 2020

News Worthy week ending March 27, 2020

Longboat Key Foundation postpones golf tourney The board of the Longboat Key Foundation decided to postpone its April 18 golf fundraiser. The Longboat Key Foundation is a 501C3 organization with a mission to support Longboat Key, the environment and the people who make the island work. The foundation will issue refunds to all who request. […]

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

News Worthy week ending March 20, 2020

News Worthy week ending March 20, 2020

Longboat Key Foundation postpones golf tourney The board of the Longboat Key Foundation decided to postpone its April 18 golf fundraiser. The Longboat Key Foundation is a 501C3 organization with a mission to support Longboat Key, the environment and the people who make the island work. The foundation will issue refunds to all who request. […]

April 1, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

News Worthy week ending March 13, 2020

News Worthy week ending March 13, 2020

New condo proposed at the Quay Construction at the Quay Sarasota now includes a Kolter Group plan to build an 18-story, 150-unit condominium on the southeast corner of the bayfront tract. If approved, the condo will mark the third project on the site. The proposed condo will sit on the eastern edge of the 14-acre […]

March 20, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

News Worthy week ending March 6, 2020

News Worthy week ending March 6, 2020

The Kress Building in Downtown Sarasota sells The Kress Building at 1440 Main St. sold for $5.8 million to Sarasota real estate investor and entrepreneur Eric Baird. The building was built in 1932. Baird plans to recruit high-end retail tenants to the first-floor space and to move the offices of his company, EB Kress LLC, […]

March 9, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

News Worthy week ending February 28, 2020

News Worthy week ending February 28, 2020

Pence meets Florida’s governor on corona virus, shuts down roadways en route to Longboat fundraiser On Friday, the Vice President landed at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport around 3 pm. He held a fundraiser at Congressman Vern Buchanan’s home on Longboat Key. The event led to road closures from Downtown Sarasota to Longboat for a total […]

March 2, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

News Worthy week ending February 21, 2020

News Worthy week ending February 21, 2020

  US 41-Fruitville roundabout traffic pattern change coming in early March As part of the US 41-Fruitville Road roundabout project, custom-made materials to help improve stormwater flow have been fabricated and are en route to Sarasota.The process to place these concrete box-culvert sections five feet beneath US 41 will begin soon. When the initial stage […]

February 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, z | Read More »

News Worthy week ending February 14, 2020

News Worthy week ending February 14, 2020

US 41 and Fruitville Roundabout Update A custom-made box culvert designed to improve storm water flow beneath US 41 to Sarasota Bay has been manufactured and soon will be delivered on site. To install this critical infrastructure, the contractor, Wright Construction, will have to dig approximately 5-6 feet beneath US 41 between Fruitville Rd. and […]

February 23, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, z | Read More »

News Worthy week ending February 7, 2020

News Worthy week ending February 7, 2020

  US 41-Fruitville Rd. Roundabout traffic changes begin Feb. 16 Work is progressing with the US 41-Fruitville Road roundabout project and new traffic patterns are expected to begin Sunday, Feb. 16. There will be six significant changes along the corridor: (1) Westbound Fruitville Road between Cocoanut Ave. and US 41 will be closed. Please note: This road closure […]

February 10, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

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City to close lanes on Ringling Bridge for recreation trail The City of Sarasota is ready to build what it calls the Coon Key MURT project — a 10-foot-wide multi-use recreational trail on the south side of John Ringling Boulevard. This will require concrete trucks to be on site for multiple concrete pours and necessitate […]

February 3, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

News Worthy week ending January 24, 2020

News Worthy week ending January 24, 2020

Sarasota County moves forward with $20 million Mote Marine plan Sarasota County Commissioners have moved forward on committing $20 million to the new Mote Marine Laboratory aquarium. There’s some controversy because the commissioners are planning to take the money from a tourist tax that’s only allocated for things that attract people to the area, like […]

January 31, 2020 | Posted in News Shorts | Read More »