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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 »

News Worthy

News Worthy

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 »

News Worthy Briefs

News Worthy Briefs

Fruitville Road to close early March; City suggests strategies With the combination of road construction along U.S. 41 and seasonal residents returning to Sarasota, we’re experiencing heavy traffic days, especially for those coming off the barrier islands. For Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin, this is both normal and exceptional. “In the past, even with all […]

January 19, 2020 | Posted in News Shorts | Read More »

Lido Beach concession stand to close temporarily for renovation work

Lido Beach concession stand to close temporarily for renovation work

The concession stand at Lido Beach will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, Sept. 30, while the City repairs the pavilion. In its place, food trucks will be available most days of the week to provide service for beachgoers. Crews will first be installing a new vent hood in the kitchen and a new long-lasting metal […]

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

LBK Rotary passes the gavel

LBK Rotary passes the gavel

The gavel was ceremonially and literally passed by Longboat Key Rotary Club’s outgoing President, Jay Sparr, to successor Susan McGuire at a lively and laughter-filled dinner event at Cedars Café & Tiki Bar on June 12th. The assembled Rotarians celebrated their achievements in community service over the past year, roasted their outgoing President, enjoyed warm […]

July 5, 2018 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Changing lives through the power of work

Changing lives through the power of work

CAROL ERKER Guest Columnist erkerg@lbknews.com Veronica Brandon Miller, Vice President at Goodwill Manasota’s Foundation, addressed the Rotary Club of Longboat Key at its May 31 meeting. Miller outlined the ways that Goodwill Manasota works throughout Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and DeSoto Counties to provide meaningful, long-term employment opportunities to people who have faced barriers that have […]

July 31, 2017 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts | Read More »

Mote focuses on climate change, ocean acidification

Mote focuses on climate change, ocean acidification

Mote Marine Laboratory scientist Dr. Emily Hall and Eckerd College scientist Dr. Cory Krediet recently received a Protect Our Reefs license plate grant to study ocean acidification and climate change conditions on corals using a sea anemone as a model organism.

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »