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SARASOTA - U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R – Longboat Key) got an earful from people who say that skyrocketing flood insurance rates could force them out of their homes.
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. - Once nearly extinct, the green sea turtle is now coming back in record numbers. More than 25,000 nests were counted this year around the state; that's more than double the previous record.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club hosted a hospitality job fair this afternoon where they focused on food and beverage positions. They even hired applicants on the spot.
An international gastronomic extravaganza, the annual “Village de Chefs” united chefs from across the globe on October 8 and 9 of 2013 at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota. Spearheaded by Chef Jose Martinez of Longboat Key’s Maison Blanche Restaurant, the event brought together 25 of the world’s top French chefs from Australia, Bali, Belgium, Vietnam and beyond.
Sarasota County and the City of Sarasota will split the bill for his services.
The future of emergency dispatchers, trash pickup, and E.M.S. is being discussed in North Port.
LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. - More than a dozen people took to the beach over the weekend as part of an effort to clean it up and encourage others to protect what we have.
LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. - Coastal erosion is threatening the very existence of a popular hot spot for boaters called “Beer Can Island” at the north end of Longboat Key. But now some are questioning whether the plan to save the beach is really the best option, and whether the public has been kept in the dark.
MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - Some fear plans that calls for the emplacement of large groins to prevent beach erosion on Longboat Key will ruin one of the area's most iconic spots, Beer Can Island.
97 year old Florence Katz was named State of Florida Winner of the Salute To Seniors Award, given by Home Instead Senior Care. She is in the running for the national Title.
SARASOTA - The Sarasota Police Department inviting all boaters and boating enthusiasts to join them for a boating safety event.
BRADENTON - Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube says his deputies have busted dozens of people for food stamp fraud. And he says he has arrest warrants out for a hundred more.
SARASOTA - You could find all of Sarasota's best in one place Tuesday night, as Marie Selby Botanical Gardens played host again this year to Sarasota Magazine's "Best Of" party.
BRADENTON, FL. - Detectives continue to investigate the whereabouts of a former pharmacy store owner wanted in connection with filling prescriptions for a drug trafficking organization.
SARASOTA, Fla. - A marine animal not often seen near Suncoast beaches is making a rare appearance.
SARASOTA - Governor Rick Scott, fresh off his decision to allow the expansion of Medicaid to 900,000 Florida residents, visits the Suncoast.
SARASOTA COUNTY - Recent beach water samples collected by the Sarasota County Health Department and analyzed by Mote Marine Laboratory for the algae red tide (Karenia brevis) show a marked increase over test results from last week.
LONGBOAT KEY - A Publix supermarket has reopened on Longboat Key, but with some changes.
Longboat Key is getting its Publix supermarket back. But they may not recognize the new one.
Just before tourist season official begins, another season is kicking off on the Suncoast. Stone crab season has many local restaurants and visitors very excited.