Atomic Holiday Bazaar celebrates 13th season

Atomic Holiday Bazaar celebrates 13th season

All photos courtesy of Adrien Lucas. The 13th annual Atomic Holiday Bazaar will take place at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium this weekend, Dec. 8 and Dec. 9. Designated as “an antidote to the big-box, Black Friday-esque shopping culture during the holiday...
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The Activist Newsletter (12/5 – 12/14)

The Activist Newsletter (12/5 – 12/14)

Throughout these final weeks of the fall semester (12/5–12/14), activists have the opportunity to participate in pet adoptions, community panels, demonstrations and vigils. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding knowledge building, st...
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The problems of “ethical” holiday shopping

The problems of “ethical” holiday shopping

Shopping for the holidays can be dizzying. Consumers live in an era where the options are nearly as boundless as the imagination itself. Unfortunately, this abundance of affordable gift selections does not come without both environmental and human costs. It...
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Third annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony shines bright

Third annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony shines bright

The holiday spirit drifted through the hearts and streets of downtown Sarasota as patrons awaited the lighting of the Christmas tree in Five Points Park on Thursday, Dec. 29. This year, the third annual lighting ceremony planned by the Sarasota...
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SPARCC suspended from Sarasota County Schools for sex-ed video

SPARCC suspended from Sarasota County Schools for sex-ed video

The Sarasota County School District is under fire because of a video that has been deemed “inappropriate.” The video, shown to a single class at Pine View High School by a Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) counselor on...
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Annual Turkey Trot raises money for ALSO Youth

Annual Turkey Trot raises money for ALSO Youth

Nov. 22, 2018 marks the 9th annual Turkey Trot in Sarasota. The 5K race is part of ALSO Youth’s programming, a nonprofit that supports the young LGBTQIA+ community in Sarasota. The event took place at 7:30 a.m., starting at the...
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Yoder’s restaurant provides the Amish food experience

Yoder’s restaurant provides the Amish food experience

All photos Eileen Calub/Catalyst. On the eve of Thanksgiving Day, dozens of customers lined up in front of Yoder’s Restaurant and Amish Village, eagerly awaiting one of their famous baked pies or a coveted seat inside the old-fashioned restaurant. Year...
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Sarasota celebrates Small Business Saturday

Sarasota celebrates Small Business Saturday

During Thanksgiving, moments of gratitude and family-time are sprinkled in throughout a multiple-day binge of consumerism. Large corporations, through the retail holiday Black Friday, have included a national spending spree within the traditional cornucopia. T...
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Brant’s used bookstore sells old books for new looks

Brant’s used bookstore sells old books for new looks

All photos Charlie Leavengood/Catalyst. Calling all book lovers! Situated between Lime Avenue and Apricot Avenue is a world of wealth, if one believes knowledge is the greatest treasure. Adventure seekers looking to solve maze-like tunnels of books and searchi...
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The Activist Newsletter (11/21 – 11/28)

The Activist Newsletter (11/21 – 11/28)

Throughout this week (11/21–11/28), activists have the opportunity to participate in food shares, luncheons and important dialogue on health disparities in the community. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding homelessness and advocac...
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