Jan 12, 2024



From concerns about hurricane evacuation to those regarding character of Siesta Village, residents express opposition to Benderson Development plans for high-rise hotels on Key

State administrative law judge sides with county in challenge of 2022 approval of Lakewood Ranch Southeast plans

South County Sheriff’s Office reopens in Venice on Jan. 4

Pilot mental health services program for Sarasota County children and youth expected to begin Feb. 1

On second try, clinical psychologist wins appointment to Sarasota County Behavioral Health Advisory Council

Resealing and painting underway in Siesta Public Beach Parking lot, with completion expected Jan. 26

$29 million in bonds approved to help fund county’s new Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources administrative building and One Stop center for Planning and Development Services

Firefighters find smoldering rags in kitchen of concession at Siesta Public Beach Park, preventing blaze

County’s Emergency Services director appointed to state board that focuses on 911 services

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City and County of Sarasota facilities to be closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 15

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Book Sale to be held at Betty Johnson North Sarasota Public Library on Jan. 20

Women’s Resource Center to present Jan. 24 webinar to help persons learn ‘How to Land a Job Fast’

Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2024-25 school year

SMH expands outpatient rehabilitation, earns re-accreditation for specialized care

Sarasota County Starter Kit developed for newcomers

FWC completes habitat restoration near Warm Mineral Springs in Sarasota County

FST to present regional premiere of ‘The Lehman Trilogy’