Annual medieval fair returns to the Sarasota Fairgrounds

Annual medieval fair returns to the Sarasota Fairgrounds

With its warm climate and thriving opera scene, it is no surprise that Sarasota remains a popular destination for snowbirds, in search of a place with no winter coats or income taxes. Each November, though, the city also becomes a...
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The Activist Newsletter (11/14 – 11/21)

The Activist Newsletter (11/14 – 11/21)

Throughout this week (11/14–11/21), activists have the opportunity to participate in public lectures, film screenings and community meetings. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding environmental protection, knowledge building and poli...
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Outdoor photography exhibit “The FENCE” comes to Sarasota

Outdoor photography exhibit “The FENCE” comes to Sarasota

All photos Cait Matthews/Catalyst. As November comes into full swing in Sarasota, so does “The FENCE,” an annual photography exhibit that is open to submissions from anyone. This year, the self-proclaimed largest outdoor traveling exhibit in North America ...
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Sarasota school police department deals with monetary issues and resignations

Sarasota school police department deals with monetary issues and resignations

The most important thing to a parent is the safety of their child. That is what makes it so hard for them to send their children off to school everyday, away from where they themselves can protect them. To give...
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Community members accuse Sarasota Police Department of brutality

Community members accuse Sarasota Police Department of brutality

“An executive report from the taser showed that a taser was activated 13 times but only one activation shows actual conductivity,” the Sarasota Police Department (SPD)’s social media page said. “The other 12 activations had poor or no conductivity.” ...
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New LGBTQIA+ guidelines spark parental concern at Sarasota School Board meeting

New LGBTQIA+ guidelines spark parental concern at Sarasota School Board meeting

Taking an unprecedented step toward improving LGBTQIA+ inclusion in local schools, the Sarasota County School Board released new guidelines in late October to advise teachers and school staff on gender and sexuality-related issues. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, these gu...
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Activist Newsletter (11/7 – 11/14)

Activist Newsletter (11/7 – 11/14)

Throughout this week (11/7–11/14), activists have the opportunity to participate in public lectures, panel discussions, community meetings and volunteer trainings. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding environmental protection, knowl...
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Sarasota Opera kicks off its fall season with The Barber of Seville

Sarasota Opera kicks off its fall season with The Barber of Seville

Sarasota Opera kicked off its fall season this week with three performances of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. The upcoming performances will take place on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. “The...
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30th Annual Pumpkin Festival sparks fall feelings in SRQ

30th Annual Pumpkin Festival sparks fall feelings in SRQ

All of the senses are stimulated as one makes their way from the parking lots to the grounds of the Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival; the air is a medley of kettle corn, foods fried in Canola oil and a thriving...
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The Activist Newsletter (10/31 – 11/7)

The Activist Newsletter (10/31 – 11/7)

In the last week before the midterm elections (10/31–11/7), this Activist Newsletter brings you all things political! Activists have the opportunity to support transgender students’ rights at the upcoming School Board meeting, participate in phone bankings...
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