North Port, FL Government


North Port City Hall transforms into winter wonderland

A City of North Port staff assistant, who has been with the city for 22 years, has worked each year to put smiles on residents' faces every Christmas season. This year, it's needed even more with so many people still rebuilding after Hurricane Ian.

North Port set to discuss Warm Mineral Springs Park reopening

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Plans for the reopening of Warm Mineral Springs Park in North Port are set to be discussed at a special City Commission meeting on Dec. 8. The park closed on Sept. 27 after suffering damage from Hurricane Ian. According to the city, the buildings on the property were deemed unsafe for people to use.

FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center opens in North Port

NORTH PORT, Fla. (WWSB) - A FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center has been opened in North Port to help with those still in need following Hurricane Ian. The Mobile Disaster Recovery Center is now open at North Port Public Library from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Wednesday, Dec. 7. Next week, the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be located at State College of Florida in Venice from Friday, Dec. 9 through Tuesday, Dec. 13. The center will be closed Sunday, Dec. 11.

Sarasota County assessing debris situation

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota County Government officials are dispatching debris assessment teams throughout the county. Crews will be traveling throughout all storm debris collection zones over the next few days to identify areas with remaining debris and mark them for second pass collections. Residents in unincorporated Sarasota County are...

Sarasota County Autumnal Event Guide: Fall Festivals and Family Fun

School is back in session and the scent of pumpkin spice is sneaking its way into coffee shops… It must be fall in Sarasota! As the hot-and-humid summer draws to a close, it ushers in a breezier season filled with outdoor events, festivals and family outings. Grab a calendar and plan out your autumn months with Visit Sarasota.
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FEMA seeking multi-family homes to temporarily house Hurricane Ian victims

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for multi-family homes on Florida’s west coast that could temporarily houseHurricane Ian victims. It’s a program the agency typically keeps on reserve after other housing options are exhausted. Tracking The Tropics: Hurricane season is over,...

Some red tide detected near mouth of Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Red tide has been a problem in Sarasota and Manatee counties for several weeks and now, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties might have to deal with the harmful algae, as well. "The worst case would be there's more stuff offshore and it further transports to mouth...

Christian Ziegler throws hat into race to lead Florida GOP

Former Sarasota County Commissioner Christian Ziegler announced his bid to chair the Republican Party of Florida. After four years serving as Vice Chair, Ziegler made the announcement after it was clear close ally Joe Gruters would not seek another term. “I love the party,” Ziegler said. “Whatever I can do...
Longboat Observer

Longboat commission refrains from involvement in Asplen firing

Seeking to remain nonpartisan, the Town Commission on Monday chose not to take sides in the ongoing negotiations between the Sarasota County School Board and Superintendent Brennan Asplen over terms of his potential separation. Initially, Town Commissioners toyed with the idea of making a stance known in hopes of ensuring...
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Gymnastic center expands to meet the growth of the community

TAMPA, Fla. — As more families move to Manatee County, more businesses are forced to adapt and expand to meet the growth of the community. One gymnastics center that recently opened is doing just that they’re already planning to open a second location. Briana Tripoli loves everything about...

Corbin Sutter Named A Top 40 under 40 Florida Personal Injury Attorney By The National Trial Lawyers

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., Dec. 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — All Injuries Law Firm is pleased to announce that Corbin Sutter has been selected for inclusion into the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 as a Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers in Florida. The Top 40 Under 40 designation is an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in this field.

Modern zoning laws make your Christmas Village illegal

Christmas Villages are popular seasonal displays in no small part because they have the qualities that make real neighborhoods and towns attractive: they’re dense, vibrant and so packed with ceramic Christmas paraphernalia that they’re generally devoid of parking craters and dead space. The Christmas Village assembled annually by Colleen Healy Heaverly of Punta Gorda, Florida, is no exception.