Community meeting addresses affordable housing

  With more than a thousand homeless people counted on a given night in Sarasota, the community has rallied around a few buzzwords. “Enablement,” “come as you are” and “93 percent” are on the lips of everyone arguing for and against the various solutions for…

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Tattoo shops offer cheap ink on Friday the 13th

    Every Friday the 13th, many New College students have something other than bad luck on their minds: tattoos. For this classic tradition, tattoo parlors offer a $13 special, attracting massive crowds and waiting lists that stretch back hours. Attendees pick from a large…

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Sarasota sees record tourism; traffic increases

  In 2014, Florida broke tourism records attracting more than 97.3 million tourists. Sarasota alone increased its tourism population to 929,000, 5.2 percent more than the year before. When tourism increases, the economy booms, jobs are created and businesses flourish. Unfortunately, there is a catch.…

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