Margret Good, new contender for Congress
Sofia Lombardi and Maragret Good stand together for a picture.

Margret Good, new contender for Congress

Photo courtesy of Kay MathersSofia Lombardi and Margret Good stand together for a picture. In Florida’s 16th Congressional District, the Republican party has held the congressional seat for more than a decade. Congressman Vern Buchanan has represented District 16 since 2007, and although several Democrats…

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Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival brings fall festivities to Sarasota
The patch features big pumpkins, small pumpkins, pie pumpkins and tall pumpkins.

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival brings fall festivities to Sarasota

With state temperatures still climbing above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, many Floridians question whether October truly represents the change of season from summer to fall. Despite the weather, the Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival aims to celebrate the arrival of fall with copious cornucopias, plump pumpkins and…

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Sarasota Farmers Market

The Sarasota Candle Company has had a stand at the Farmers Market for nine years, selling candles in repurposed beer and liquor containers with creative scents such as “Lido Beach Linen,” “You Smell That?” and “Sexy Time.” The Sarasota Farmers Market has drawn thousands into…

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Cannabis Civil Citation Ordinance decriminalizes marijuana in Sarasota
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Cannabis Civil Citation Ordinance decriminalizes marijuana in Sarasota

On Sept. 3, the Sarasota City Commission unanimously voted to decriminalize marijuana under a Cannabis Civil Citation Ordinance, joining several other Florida counties and municipalities making similar adjustments. An ordinance promoting decriminalization cannot be enforced by local legislators as it is superseded by state and…

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