Local college students  gather to learn about  food insecurity
Soul food such as chicken, green beans, stuffed peppers and sweet potato pie was served for dinner.

Local college students gather to learn about food insecurity

On Nov. 21, 2019, Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD) and New College students gathered to learn about a problem that is familiar to over 40 million Americans: food insecurity. Oxfam America Hunger Banquet events allow organizers and participants to experience firsthand how individuals’…

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Sarasota adopts new growth initiatives
41 Zinns, Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL - April 1987 Photo courtesy of NCF Digital Archives

Sarasota adopts new growth initiatives

For decades, American cities have been struggling with the upkeep of infrastructure, affordable housing and heightened traffic levels. The city of Sarasota is fighting back against these issues with two strong-armed initiatives and working to fundamentally alter the roots of its worst problems.  Sarasota in…

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Anna Lidia Vega Serova discusses her life’s work and shares perspective on literature
Professor Portugal, left, translates while Anna Lidia Vega Serova, right, presents.

Anna Lidia Vega Serova discusses her life’s work and shares perspective on literature

Photo courtesy of Adriana GavilanesNear the entrance of the Jane Cook Bancroft Library, Professor of Spanish Language and Literature Jose Alberto Portugal, sitting on the left, translates while Anna Lidia Vega Serova, sitting on the right, presents. Photo courtesy of La MovidaIn the art world,…

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New Sarasota Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch appointed, advocates construction growth strains infrastructure
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New Sarasota Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch appointed, advocates construction growth strains infrastructure

On Friday, Nov. 8, the city commissioners of Sarasota unanimously appointed a new mayor, Jen Ahearn-Koch, to replace the previous Mayor Liz Alpert. Elected at-large to the commission in 2017, Ahearn-Koch served as vice mayor last year, setting up a smooth transition to this position.…

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Airstrikes on Gaza: a personal perspective from Palestine
From a 2003 protest in Beruit this banner reads "Life, Land and Liberty to Palestine. Stop the massacre."

Airstrikes on Gaza: a personal perspective from Palestine

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia CommonsFrom a 2003 protest in Beirut this banner reads "Life, Land and Liberty to Palestine. Stop the massacre." On Nov. 12, an Israeli missile struck the home of Baha Abu al-Ata, a commander in the political faction known as Palestinian Islamic…

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City commissioners reject current Selby Master Plan

After months of negotiation, the Sarasota Planning Board held its long awaited meeting to finalize the city commissioners decision for Selby Gardens’ “Master Plan” on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Sarasota City Hall. A supermajority vote from the city commissioners was necessary for Selby to move…

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