Sarasota, FLHerald Tribune

Sarasota is on the move as a city - and it's moving forward

Admittedly I am fully aware that I need to be more mindful of my approach at times. But this is what I would like everyone in Sarasota to know: I care deeply about my hometown – and I want nothing more than to make you proud of your mayor and your city government.
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Sarasota, FLHerald Tribune

Real History by Jeff LaHurd: The comfort factor helped sell Sarasota

Two factors were key to Sarasota’s success as a summer destination: air conditioning and mosquito control. We take both for granted today as we leave our air-conditioned homes and take our air-conditioned cars to our air-conditioned destinations. It was not always so. Few cars or homes or businesses were blessed...
Florida StateBradenton Herald

Florida sets a record with 21,683 new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday, the CDC says

Saturday, the state of Florida reported more new COVID-19 cases to the Centers for Disease Control than any previous day in the coronavirus pandemic: 21,683. That’s a 12.1% jump over the previous record, Jan. 7’s 19,334 cases during the worst month of the pandemic. Daily case counts routinely surpassed 10,000 as the pandemic peaked a second time. In the succeeding months, daily case counts returned to 2,000 and 8,000.
Wimauma, FLPosted by
Tampa Bay Times

Back to school 2021: In Tampa Bay, classes to start with fewer restrictions

From Weeki Wachee to Wimauma, families and staff are gearing up for a nearly normal school year. It’s too early to declare the schools coronavirus-free, and it would be unrealistic to expect all traces of the pandemic to be eradicated before classroom doors open. While teachers and older children can be vaccinated, the youngest of students will be vulnerable to COVID-19, if they have not already been infected.
Saint Petersburg, FLPosted by
Tampa Bay Times

The Dali Museum wants to expand. How will that affect the Mahaffey Theater?

The Dali Museum has proposed its own 400-space garage and a 20,000-square-foot building that would include a virtual reality exhibit, an event space and a restaurant. But changes to the waterfront campus means St. Petersburg City Hall must get involved, and if City Council approves, voters could have a referendum on their Nov. 2 ballot. It could also mean that the Performing Arts District, home to the Dali and the Mahaffey Theater, could have a revamped entrance with more curb appeal.
Saint Petersburg,

Charlie Crist Earns Endorsements from State Representatives: Yvonne Hayes Hinson, Tracie Davis, Felicia Simone Robinson, Dianne Hart

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Source: Crist for Governor // Today, State Representatives Yvonne Hayes Hinson of Gainesville, Tracie Davis of Jacksonville, Felicia Robinson of Miami Gardens, and Dianne Hart of Tampa endorsed Charlie Crist for governor of Florida, citing his commitment to creating jobs, investing in public education, and building a Florida for all Floridians.
Sarasota, FLHerald Tribune

Avenue of Art — a walk through 100 years of Sarasota County’s history

SARASOTA – When one steps onto the Chalk Festival Avenue of Art — a four-block, 150-panel art project — it's literally a walk through 100 years of Sarasota County’s history. Conceived as part of Sarasota County’s centennial celebration, the pathway has almost 150 sidewalk panels that include QR codes so...