10 Dec 2021




With only 1 of 28 speakers advocating for new referendum on Single-Member Districts, County Commission still votes unanimously to put issue on March 8, 2022 ballot

Jan. 4, 2022 the date for Sarasota County Legislative Delegation to vote on whether to support Siesta Key incorporation initiative

The three male Sarasota city commissioners shoot down proposal for alternative signage at ‘Unconditional Surrender’ statue to explain what really happened between couple depicted

Discussion of lawsuit settlement involving Paul Thorpe Jr. Park postponed indefinitely

Recognizing significant economic impact Fox Lea Farm has on Sarasota County, commissioners agree to $1 million grant for needed improvements for horse shows

1-mile segment of Legacy Trail named in memory of Bruce Dillon, who was a major advocate for the creation of a countywide trail

As of Dec. 9, CDC puts seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate for Sarasota County at 3.43% (free)

Malatesta wins reappointment to county’s Board of Zoning Appeals

Malfunctioning equipment at county lift station leads to about 2,500 gallons of sewage flowing from manholes into stormwater in Venice

With two votes required by state law, county commissioners formally adopt new district lines

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital earns top maternity award from ‘U.S. News & World Report’ 

Lights in Bloom® returns to Selby Gardens’ downtown Sarasota campus for 20 nights, starting Dec. 11

Siesta Key Condominium Council announces 2021 Holiday Lighting Contest winners

Gulf Coast Community Foundation awards $62,500 grant to Conservation Foundation to help fund new position of nature interpreter and related program

Van Wezel Foundation receives $10,000 Suncoast Credit Union Foundation grant to support virtual bilingual Family Art Nights