October 15, 2021 Edition

 


SPECIAL AUTUMN DOUBLE ISSUE

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Following failure of negotiations over purchase price, Arts and Cultural Alliance and Artspace lose County Commission support for artists colony at 4644 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota


Diverging diamond project on Clark Road to get underway Oct. 15


In-depth discussion on ‘strong mayor’ model of government to be focus of Sarasota Charter Review Committee members on Nov. 9


Dec. 2 hearing date set for Planning Commission to consider application for hotel at 5810 Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key


‘Bed tax’ revenue continues building on its new record, as shown in August data


County’s COVID-19 positivity rate continuing to fall, with CDC putting it at 4.53% on Oct. 14, averaged over previous seven days (free)


Kimley-Horn wins $1.7-million design contract for widening of Honore Avenue from Fruitville to 17th Street


Commissioner Moran proposes that a commissioner serve on board of every health care provider that receives $500,000 or more each year from the county


Sarasota County’s water supply more than adequate, based on latest data from Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, County Commission chair reports


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Photo essay: Carlton Reserve offers bounty of beauty


Second Annual Halloween Drive-Thru to be hosted by Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 30 at its Cattleridge Boulevard headquarters in Sarasota


Bicycle helmet giveaway and fitting event for children set for Saturday, Oct. 30, at Osprey Junction Trailhead Park


City of Sarasota’s Art in the Roundabouts program honored by Institute of Transportation Engineers


Sarasota Memorial Hospital recognized among the world’s ‘Most Wired’ hospitals in 2021


Conservation Foundation to present photography of Mary Lundeberg in ‘Share the Shore’ exhibit


Sarasota County staff wins prestigious Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 31st consecutive year