JDub’s indie spin on Black Friday weekend

JDub’s indie spin on Black Friday weekend

Saturday, families settled in behind brand new LED TVs, icing the bruises earned battling for that larger-and-brighter-than-life display and apprehensively eyeing day three of turkey-centric meals. Jeff Bezos saw his net worth explode to over $100 billion, enough to buy...
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$35 million budget for new USF Sarasota-Manatee research center

$35 million budget for new USF Sarasota-Manatee research center

More than 800 alumnae/i, donors and other community members gathered on Sunday, Nov. 5 for Brunch on the Bay at the University of Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) campus. Brunch on the Bay is the USFSM’s foremost fundraising event and guests enjoyed...
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Huzzah and Cheers! The Sarasota Medieval Fair wraps up its fourteenth year

Huzzah and Cheers! The Sarasota Medieval Fair wraps up its fourteenth year

    The lingering smell of turkey legs and the distant sound of “cheers” and “huzzahs” signaled the return of the 14th annual Sarasota Medieval Fair. Hundreds of visitors, including several students, filed into the dusty parking lots of the.....
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Students petition to give thousands the right to vote

Students petition to give thousands the right to vote

  “Can’t we find it in our hearts to choose to forgive and not forever condemn?” Governor Charlie Crist asked Florida’s Executive Clemency Board in 2007. He was attempting what Floridians are attempting to do still today: give a second...
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Efforts to preserve Newtown find their way into local classrooms

Efforts to preserve Newtown find their way into local classrooms

This year, the history of Newtown will be a part of Sarasota public education during Black History month. Thanks in large part to a partnership with Newtown Alive, a local organization dedicated to sharing the history of Newtown, fourth graders...
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Daquiri Owners make grab for Lido

Daquiri Owners make grab for Lido

Lido Beach Development Partners LLC, run by the owners of Daquiri Deck, are in negotiations with the city of Sarasota over a development project on Lido Beach. The proposed development would allow the proprietors of Daquiri Deck to add a...
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Evita, Tony Award-winning musical, comes to Asolo

Evita, Tony Award-winning musical, comes to Asolo

In el Cementerio, a cemetery in the heart of Buenos Aires, the richest families of the city are buried in ostentatious and expensive tombs, lined like a little neighborhood, the ultimate posthumous-gated community. In a back alley of sorts, away...
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The Student Coalition for Combating Homelessness and Poverty addresses increase in houseless population

The Student Coalition for Combating Homelessness and Poverty addresses increase in houseless population

A 2016 report by the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness revealed that there are 1,468 people in Manatee and Sarasota counties who are homeless. 497 reside in Manatee County and 971 in Sarasota County. This report disclosed a 207 person...
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Safe HOME at University of South Florida hosts first annual Slut Walk

Safe HOME at University of South Florida hosts first annual Slut Walk

  (All photos by Michala Head/Catalyst) The Slut Walk was an effort to call to attention that University of South Florida was not doing enough to ensure the safety of their students, instead opting to continue to accept the tuition...
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Bayfront Clambake raises over $240,000 for international and out of state student scholarships

Bayfront Clambake raises over $240,000 for international and out of state student scholarships

  Bikes and bare feet are a common sight at the bay. So when over 300 Sarasota residents arrived to mingle, eat seafood and participate in an auction, it could only mean one thing: the 39th annual New England Clambake...
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