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Longboat should partner with Ringling Circus next time around

Longboat should partner with Ringling Circus next time around

We should fault the Mayor and Vice Mayor for their late-game torpedoing of our community and arts center project with Ringling. It suffered a death by a thousand little lashes.

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Speed humps at St. Armands Circle to be installed starting July 15

Speed humps at St. Armands Circle to be installed starting July 15

The speed humps are a temporary solution as FDOT determines the feasibility of constructing permanent, raised crosswalks and raised intersections

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Downtown paid parking goes ‘live’ with more to come

Downtown paid parking goes ‘live’ with more to come

Paid parking will start later this week near courthouse. Main Street and Palm Avenue will soon follow.

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Epoch condo appeal sputters in City Hall

Epoch condo appeal sputters in City Hall

“A constitutional ordinance has to have some boundaries and discretion in how it’s applied. It cannot allow you all to have a roving set of beliefs imposed on a project.”

June 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Columbia Restaurant Group buys its St. Armands historic location

Columbia Restaurant Group buys its St. Armands historic location

“My parents’ favorite restaurant, besides the Columbia, was Herb Field’s The Buccaneer Inn on Longboat Key.”

June 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commission to soul seach cultural center future with walk of the site

Commission to soul seach cultural center future with walk of the site

Will the Town find another partner, rekindle its relationship with Ringling, or go it alone with a community center project?

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commissioner Brody, residents question Orchestra plan to build in Payne Park

Commissioner Brody, residents question Orchestra plan to build in Payne Park

“Mr. Barwin, the choice between losing a significant portion of Payne Park or the Sarasota Orchestra is not a choice at all.”

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Orchestra’s Payne Park plan up for approval in City Hall

Sarasota Orchestra’s Payne Park plan up for approval in City Hall

City Attorney says park deed may not preclude symphony hall as allowable use.

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat debates re-hatching Town Center with Ringling

Longboat debates re-hatching Town Center with Ringling

“No matter how you cut it, the dialogue from this dais intervened and caused Ringling to leave.”

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota homeless population drops 50%

Sarasota homeless population drops 50%

Homeless individuals in the City of Sarasota have been reduced by 52.1 percent since 2016.

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »