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Mote cinches deal with County

Mote cinches deal with County

Sarasota blesses plan to allow Mote land for aquarium along I-75 at Nathan Benderson Park.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Mote to move aquarium to I-75

Mote to move aquarium to I-75

The Sarasota County Commission unanimously approved this year a term sheet for a lease and eventual transfer of public property to Mote Marine Laboratory. The approval is to assist Mote in establishing a new Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA) on about 12 acres in the Nathan Benderson Park within a rapidly growing nexus for […]

January 13, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

County favors stadium repairs over selling Sarasota

County favors stadium repairs over selling Sarasota

The commission approved in a unanimous vote to cut the percentage of funding used to promote Sarasota and draw visitors in order to pay for
millions of dollars in repairs to Ed Smith Stadium.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota County and Mote agree on terms for new Aquarium land; transfer of 12 acres public property in proposal

Sarasota County and Mote agree on terms for new Aquarium land; transfer of 12 acres public property in proposal

The approval is to assist Mote in establishing a new Mote Science Education Aquarium (Mote SEA) on about 12 acres in the Nathan Benderson Park, within a rapidly growing nexus for Sarasota and Manatee counties and the broader Southwest Florida region.

October 26, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat to debate divorcing Manatee County

Longboat to debate divorcing Manatee County

Economics and efficiency are in many ways driving the quest by the Town of Longboat Key to effectively adjust its boundaries to eliminate Manatee County.

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City takes control of Payne Park Tennis, hires Harris as new Supervisor

City takes control of Payne Park Tennis, hires Harris as new Supervisor

City offers Tennis Supervisor post to Tumeka Harris. Plans to upgrade facility in works.

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Life in the wake of red tide

Life in the wake of red tide

The noxious odor of red tide that infused the Sarasota region with its vomitous cloak of death has temporarily lifted.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota County supports tackling traffic amid protest

Sarasota County supports tackling traffic amid protest

Hines said that rather than spending $1.1 million he would prefer funding a trolley or build something tangible instead of hiring consultants.

March 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Brody bashes Barwin over Mote move

Brody bashes Barwin over Mote move

“I fully expect you to insert yourself in these conversations and know when something this big is happening to the economy of Sarasota. I look at this like a failure on our part.”

February 28, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town completes contract with next manager

Town completes contract with next manager

The Town Commission voted 6-1 to hire the current Sarasota County Administrator Tom Harmer to serve as next Town Manager.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »