Newtown Trolley Tours teach black history in SRQ

Three trolley-tour goers listening to one of the guides. All photos Michala Head/Catalyst. On a rainy Sarasota day a group comprised of tourists and curious residents hopped on a trolley to embark on an educational journey through Newtown. Visiting 15 historical markers throughout the community,…

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Liberation Breakfast in Newtown
Image courtesy of Lola Whitworth The Liberation Breakfast is held in Newtown on the third Sunday of every month.

Liberation Breakfast in Newtown

On the third Saturday of every month, the Liberation Breakfast is held in Newtown by Answer Suncoast and the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL). Professionals, students, activists and community organizers gather together at the Newtown Estates Park to provide free breakfast and literature by…

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Ringling expands into Newtown

It is nearly impossible to travel east down Dr. Martin Luther King Way without noticing three construction sites on the south side. These sites are manifestations of Ringling College of Art and Design’s expansion plan. As development presses forward, local residents have been left with…

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Newtown Farmers Market
Lou Murray is many things. The first he’d probably tell you about is his position as a deacon at the Bethlehem Baptist church- the oldest church in Newtown. But he’s also the vice president of the Manatee/ Sarasota Democratic Black Caucus of Florida, a food security veteran and a grandpa. He’s retired and plays golf on Mondays. But mostly, Lou is a kick ass community activist.

Newtown Farmers Market

This past Friday, a farmer’s market set up for the second time at the Redevelopment Office right off MLK way, in the heart of the Newtown neighborhood. From the street, the market looks like a makeshift stand with heaps of produce laid out on tables…

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