3 Dec 2021




Potential City of Sarasota sale of part of Paul Thorpe Park to settle lawsuit produces uproar among residents

Advocates for Single-Member Districts working to organize strong turnout for County Commission’s Dec. 7 public hearing on effort to repeal the Charter amendment approved in 2018

Dec. 8 town hall meeting set for members of county’s Legislative Delegation to discuss proposal for Siesta Key incorporation, with rallies planned on Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 (free)

Siesta resident cites Calle Miramar hotel project’s numerous inconsistencies with county’s Comprehensive Plan in filing complaint to overturn County Commission’s vote of approval

Second lawsuit filed over Siesta Key hotels contends County Commission needed to amend section of Comprehensive Plan that restricts residential intensity on the barrier islands before approving the projects

Latest Saba Sands plans for new residential structure at 636 Beach Road to be focus of Dec. 7 public hearing

Proposed new county regulations regarding development of upper-story residential units in commercial shopping centers to be focus of Dec. 7 commission hearing

Ashton Trailhead the newest amenity open on The Legacy Trail, as part of North Extension

CDC raises county’s COVID-19 level from ‘Moderate’ to ‘Substantial,’ with positivity rate up to 3.32% (free)

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Dec. 3 Fresh Friday event in downtown Sarasota to feature holiday music, free dessert bites, karaoke singing and other activities

St. Armands ‘Holiday Night of Lights’ set for Dec. 3

Street closings announced for Dec. 4 Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade

Design for new Bayfront Park playground and splash pad to be focus of Dec. 7 meeting at City of Sarasota’s City Hall Annex

Application period open for Winter Gulf Coast Board Institute presented by Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Sarasota Memorial receives award for excellence in heart surgery