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Ringling Brothers’ Winter Quarters Shamefully Evicted by Sarasota County Commissioners (Part 3 of 4)

If you missed part one, get caught up HERE. If you missed part two, get caught up HERE. Circus fans may never know the real scoop, or what went on behind the scenes. Arthur Concello, a former innovative trapeze star, then executive director of the circus said at the time, “I personally like Sarasota, but, some of the stockholders have been getting the feeling that Sarasota doesn’t want us here.” [1]
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Florida deputies ‘arrest’ 3 alligators in one spot

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – It’s not unusual in Florida to come across an alligator that is out and about – but what about three gators at once?!. That’s what happened in Nokomis, Florida this week. Deputies with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office recently came across an...
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New restaurants keep popping up in Lakewood Ranch

Longtime downtown Sarasota resident and area barbecue doyenne Nancy Krohngold never thought of herself as an East County evangelist. But four years into running Nancy’s Bar-B-Q at Lorraine Corners, at State Road 70 and Lorraine Road, Krohngold believes she’s carved out the perfect place, and she wants everyone to know about it. “I consider this spot a marquee location,” she says. “I feel like we are at the right place at the right time.”

LOOK: Ten-foot alligator spotted in Florida family's pool

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (CBS12) — Always check your pools before diving in, folks. According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, an alligator measuring 10 feet and 11 inches and weighing 550 pounds was found in a family's pool in the local area. The alligator broke through the screen surrounding...

Baby Basics of Sarasota County Provides Diapers, Wipes and Kindness

The volunteers of Baby Basics of Sarasota County, Inc., an all volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides diapers, wipes and books to working, low-income families who do not receive any governmental assistance, are feeling very grateful these days. According to Vice President Barbara Price, “The local support we have received...

Registration Open Now for Summer Art Camp at Art Center Sarasota

Registration is open now! Art Center Sarasota is once again encouraging young children and teens to set their inner artists free at its summertime art camps. The 10 weekly sessions run May 31 to August 5. The programs target two different age groups: Creative Kids serves children, ages 6 to10; Emerging Arts is for aspiring artists, ages 11 to 15. The camps are Mondays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before- and after-care is offered. Fees are $250 per week for Art Center Sarasota members with a family membership; $300 per week for non-members. Art supplies are included; participants will also receive a free art camp t-shirt. Sibling discounts and scholarships are available upon request. Art Center Sarasota is also looking for teens, 15 and over, to volunteer as teaching and after-care assistants. Volunteer hours count towards high school and Bright Futures and National Honor Society requirements. Summer camp sessions will follow the same guidelines as the Sarasota County schools system. Masks are recommended but not required. Should the situation change, campers will be required to adjust to protocols for the safety of the children and staff. For more information about Art Center Sarasota’s summer art camps and its teen volunteer program, visit or call 941-365-2032.

SRQ DAILY May 18, 2022

"During the height of the pandemic when we were not able to meet indoors, we held outdoor distributions. We never missed one and that's something we are very proud of." - Barbara Price. Vice President, Baby Basics of Sarasota County, Inc. [Helping Families] Baby Basics of Sarasota County Provides Diapers,...

Woman charged with arson in Osprey fires

OSPREY, Fla. (WWSB) - A Sarasota woman was arrested and charged with setting two fires in Osprey, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said. Fire investigators were called to two suspicious fires May 12 on a property on Old Venice Road. It was determined that a building and an automobile were intentionally set on fire.