22 Apr 2022




$79 surcharge on tickets to performances projected to enable City of Sarasota to pay for new performing arts center, CPA who was auditor for Broadway’s Shubert Theatre finds in analysis

Ahearn-Koch fails to win support of fellow city commissioners in request to delve more deeply into funding scenarios for proposed new Sarasota Performing Arts Center

COVID-19 positivity rate up to 8.57% in Sarasota County as of April 17 — about 30% higher than April 10 figure (free)

Emergency Rental Assistance Program has disbursed $10 million in its first year, county staff announces (free)

With funding plans and design and pre-construction contracts approved, county staff moving ahead with first phase of 17th Street Regional Park

24-year-old Bradenton man charged with aggravated battery and assault following April 16 shooting in northern part of City of Sarasota

In discussions about new performing arts hall on city waterfront, future of Van Wezel remains unclear

30-year-old Jacksonville man charged with fatal shooting on Green Oak Court in Sarasota

Ringling Bridge to be lit throughout year with colors reflecting variety of observances

City of Sarasota ‘in very strong financial position,’ 2021 audit shows

Median age of Siesta Key resident 67.2, and median household income around $100,000, latest U.S. Census data show

Groundbreaking planned on April 22 to mark beginning of FDOT’s widening of River Road and related improvements

OPINION (free):

Cartoon of the Week

Guest Column: Green Living Toolkit the essential guide to sustainable living on the Suncoast

OTHER NEWS (free):

Photo essay: How to get to Sesame Street

Dry conditions prompt Sarasota County Fire Department to issue recreational burn ban

2022 county Seagrass Survey to be conducted on April 30 at Sarasota Sailing Squadron’s location on Ken Thompson Parkway

Construction crew hits gas line at intersection of University Parkway and Cattlemen Road