Nothing Arts Center closes for the summer

After a year of hosting events, bringing bands to Sarasota and serving as a community space, the Nothing Arts Center is officially closing down – as it currently exists. The organization announced on April 23 that Nothing Arts Center would not be renewing its lease…

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News from the capitol

  SUBMITTED BY DYLAN PRYOR As an interning political analyst and a member of the Florida Capitol’s Press Corps, I have been able to witness many key political events as they happen. Here are a few highlights from the final few weeks of the Spring…

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“Your burgers may be square but your food ain’t fair:” Hundreds of students, farmworkers and consumers take to the streets in a national boycott of Wendy’s

“Wendy’s— escucha! estamos en la lucha!” “El pueblo, unido, jamas sera vencido!” “Que queremos? Justicia! Cuando? Ahora!” (“Wendy’s— listen! We are in the fight!” “The people, united, will never be divided.” “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!”) These are just…

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Sarasota’s 1st Annual Honey Bee Festival

The Sarasota Honey Company is unique in more ways than one. With a commitment to bee conservation, social responsibility and quality honey production, there is no doubt as to why they are making waves in the community. This local business is a family-owned and community-driven…

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America’s heroin epidemic
Deaths from heroin overdoses nearly quadrupled from 2002 to 2013, the Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) reported, with more than 47,000 drug overdose deaths in 2014.

America’s heroin epidemic

Heroin use has increased dramatically in the U.S. over the past decade. Between 2006 and 2013, a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) revealed that the number of first-time heroin users doubled from 90,000 to 169,000. Health care providers wrote more…

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Sarasota and Manatee tackle food disparities

  Try to imagine infinity. Now imagine everything that can possibly happen over a limitless amount of time and jam most of it into just one percent of infinity’s timeline, leaving the rest empty by comparison. This is what it is like to imagine the…

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