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Conflict on the menu at Selby Gardens

Conflict on the menu at Selby Gardens

To allow a restaurant to be leased and open late into the evening is simply cramming a commercial operation that has little to do with Selby other than serving as financial fuel.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Selby Gardens master plan heads back to City Hall

Selby Gardens master plan heads back to City Hall

It is the parking garage and restaurant that has drawn criticism primarily from neighbors to the east and south who believe they will be impacted by an increase in activity at the site

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

Mayor Alpert pushes for Sarasota Orchestra resolution

Mayor Alpert pushes for Sarasota Orchestra resolution

Sarasota Mayor Liz Alpert urged commissioners to codify their commitment to Sarasota Orchestra to help find a home within the city.

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

Fruitville Road roundabout officially underway

Fruitville Road roundabout officially underway

Phase I of the US 41-Fruitville Road roundabout is now officially underway, with the contractor, Wright Construction, Inc., mobilizing in the construction area and preparing for utility work.

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

Traffic impediments circle St. Armands as season nears

Traffic impediments circle St. Armands as season nears

The Mayor is so outraged by the speed bumps that he recommends that drivers from Longboat to Sarasota avoid the circle by traveling through the residential neighborhoods as a form of automobile-based civil disobedience.

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

Sarasota’s ‘The Bay’ moves forward with new funding and City support

Sarasota’s ‘The Bay’ moves forward  with new funding and City support

The first phase will stretch north of Boulevard of the Arts from U.S. 41 to the Bayfront, creating a 10-acre park. $5 million in recent funds boost plan.

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

City seeks help from County in Lido Beach renourishment

City seeks help from County in Lido Beach renourishment

The City contends it will save hundreds of thousands of dollars by using Ted Sperling Park as a staging area and says the decision has to be approved in short order.

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

Sarasota’s debate rages on over Selby expansion plan

Sarasota’s debate rages on over Selby expansion plan

Selby contends the expansion is wise from a land-use standpoint. Neighbors disagree, citing the plan’s height, rooftop restaurant and commensurate traffic.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | 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 »

Mote launches stone crab research, education project with new grant

Mote launches stone crab research, education project with new grant

Mote Marine Laboratory is launching a new research and education project aimed at examining which coastal habitats might help stone crabs—a $30-million seafood staple in Florida—survive the growing threat of ocean acidification, thanks to a new grant from Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund. The $70,000 grant will be matched by Mote and support the latest […]

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