Fogartyville center bought by WSLR

Fogartyville center bought by WSLR

“We just have to create alternatives, so we are trying to get people to imagine what could it be and how can we help get it there,” Arlene Sweeting, former director of the Peace and Action Center and Fogartyville, said...
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Sarasota Museum of Art set to open in fall 2019

Sarasota Museum of Art set to open in fall 2019

Sarasota will soon be adding another museum to its already extensive selection of artistic and cultural institutions. However, this museum, with a focus on contemporary art and a commitment to community engagement, is determined to develop a new institutional ...
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From Emmett Kelly to Pee-Wee Herman to Steve-O: Sarasota’s clown history

From Emmett Kelly to Pee-Wee Herman to Steve-O: Sarasota’s clown history

In America, clowns have a multiplicity of meanings, evoking many different emotions. They’re associated with laughter, play, tragedy and fear. They’re also associated with Sarasota.   Clowns have existed in a plethora of forms across continents and ce...
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Better beekeeping: how Alma Johnson is diversifying the honey industry

Better beekeeping: how Alma Johnson is diversifying the honey industry

A recent partnership with the Sarasota Honey Company (SHC) brought beehives to campus, providing educational opportunities to students, pollen to the food forest and, eventually, honey to the Four Winds Cafe. In addition to advocating for environmental respons...
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Hundreds gather for protest at Bayfront Park in solidarity with March For Our Lives

Hundreds gather for protest at Bayfront Park in solidarity with March For Our Lives

SUBMISSION BY CHARLIE LEAVENGOOD   A chorus of supportive car horns accompanied, “Hey! Hey! N-R-A How Many Kids Have You Killed Today?!” at the local Sarasota March for Our Lives.   An estimated 7,000 protesters congregated at Bayfront Park on...
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Stout with the old, in with the brew: Growlers tapped for makeover by local restaurant group

Stout with the old, in with the brew: Growlers tapped for makeover by local restaurant group

Known for trivia nights hosted by a variety of personalities, live music and a rotating list of draft beers ranging in locality from all across the state, the popular neighborhood hangout spot and pub Growlers has closed. A feature on...
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When the violence doesn’t go viral: police brutality in Black Sarasota

When the violence doesn’t go viral: police brutality in Black Sarasota

  Corey Mobley. Rodney Mitchell. Chad Washington. Unarmed black men being injured or killed at the hands of police officers breaks mainstream news fairly frequently in cities across the United States these days. While many Sarasota natives have been kept....
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Activist seek “Justice for Chad Washington” this weekend

Activist seek “Justice for Chad Washington” this weekend

Editor’s Note: This is a continuing story. A more in-depth story will be printed in the next issue of the Tangent.   On Mar. 22, Newtown resident Darnesha McMillan called Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to help fellow Newtown resident, Chad...
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Selah Freedom supports policies that equate sex work with human trafficking

Selah Freedom supports policies that equate sex work with human trafficking

In a well-lit office building waiting room sits Laurie Swink, the co-founder of Selah Freedom, an anti-trafficking organization based in Sarasota, waiting for me to set up the recording device. She’s a blonde woman with piercing blue eyes and a...
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Black communities of Bradenton are saying no to proposed flyover

Black communities of Bradenton are saying no to proposed flyover

  As anyone driving in the Sarasota-Manatee area is aware, traffic is horrible. The snowbirds have flown down–rather they drove, and they are driving locals up the wall. Recently, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) proposed a plan to ma...
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