Candidates vie for city commissioner seat

February 25, 2015 / Volume XXXVII / Issue 2 Sarasota is governed by five city commissioners, two are elected at-large and the remaining three are elected from single-member districts. On March 10, a local election will be held to appoint a city commissioner for district…

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New Media buys Halifax Media

New Media Investment Group bought Halifax Media Group, owner of the Sarasota Herald Tribune, for $280 million late last month. New Media is one of the largest powerhouses of locally-based print and online media in the U.S. Its database includes 450 publications and more than…

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The Asolo starts new season

The Asolo Repertory Theatre season has begun and is entering its third year saluting America. “The American Character” project is a five-year-long endeavor seeking to showcase productions that “explore, embody, and attempt to define what it truly means to be an American,” according to Asolo…

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Ferguson Protest held in Sarasota

Immediately after the controversial verdict where police officer, Darren Wilson, was not convicted for the shooting of Michael Brown, the internet blew up. In mere seconds, statuses were updated, messages were sent and event invites were accepted for the next course of action: protest. That…

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Gardening tutorial experiences ECHO’s farm

This past Saturday, Gardening Tutorial took a field trip to the headquarters’ of ECHO Inc. in North Fort Myers. ECHO is an organization that aids in world hunger and supports small-scale farming around the world by providing agricultural and “appropriate” technology training to development workers…

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FSU alum injures 3 in library shooting

By Leigh Barber The students studying in Florida State University’s Strozier Library felt a fear many people will never have to experience during their lifetimes. At around 1 a.m., their late-night work was disrupted when a shooter opened fire in the lobby of Strozier. FSU…

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Arrested for feeding homeless

Arnold Abbott came to Stranahan Park to feed the homeless and left in the back of a police car.  The Fort Lauderdale resident was in violation of a controversial ordinance, officially passed Oct 22, which is one of several pieces of legislature that aim to…

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