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Latest Bayfront developments: Sarasota Orchestra to exit stage as Van Wezel plans new hall

Latest Bayfront developments: Sarasota Orchestra to exit stage as Van Wezel plans new hall

The Master Plan to redevelop 53 Bay front acres in downtown Sarasota to reach Commission in the fall.

July 5, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Commissioner Hagen Brody demands apology from Commissioner Willie Shaw

Sarasota Commissioner Hagen Brody demands apology from Commissioner Willie Shaw

“I’m one of those little colored folks that all you white folks done spoke for that don’t understand none of this,” Commissioner Willie Shaw said.

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

Local leaders talk future of beach building

Local leaders talk future of beach building

Bobby Jones Golf Course and the new hospital discussed at special Longboat Key meeting.

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

Clam restoration under way in Sarasota Bay

Clam restoration under way in Sarasota Bay

Conservationists are ramping up clam-restoration efforts now in Sarasota Bay, Florida — locally the first of their kind — in partnership with Mote Marine Laboratory scientists who study how to fine-tune shellfish restoration methods to benefit the Bay. The nonprofit Sarasota Bay Watch and its volunteers have begun purchasing and releasing native southern hard clams […]

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

Ringling Bridge roundabout prods Commission concern

Ringling Bridge roundabout prods Commission concern

Commissioner Daly was assured by the FDOT that the roundabout will outperform the triple left turn lane.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

City land leasing overhaul needed says group

City land leasing overhaul needed says group

STEVE REID Editor & Publisher sreid@lbknews.com Sarasota City Commission meetings were packed numerous times over the last year with residents fighting lease agreements that they say are not in the public interest and neglect the very property the city is expected to steward. The amount of public land in the city’s holdings is staggering. Currently, there are 255 […]

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Judge says Lido sand project should proceed

Judge says Lido sand project should proceed

The plan to dredge Big Sarasota Pass and renourish a 1.6-mile stretch of south Lido Key Beach moves forward.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota shooting suspect same man who donated $200K to LBK Police

Sarasota shooting suspect same man who donated $200K to LBK Police

Ryan Flanzer allegedly fired three rounds from his semi-automatic pistol into a condominium unit.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Players CEO steps down

Players CEO steps down

For now, Board Chair Donna DeFant will serve as acting CEO while a search ensues for a new CEO and Director.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota homelessness costs business owners

Sarasota homelessness costs business owners

“My employees can’t cross the street to get to the business. It’s affected our rental properties and our business.”

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »