The North Port Aquatic Center was supposed to open this summer, with pools, water slides and a lazy river. But now it won’t be open for the kids in South Sarasota County to enjoy before school starts back.
Just over a week after being denied the opportunity to build a new venue at Payne Park in the City of Sarasota, the Sarasota Orchestra announced their search for a new home will be expanding outside of city limits.
After 33-years of teaching art, Martha B. King Middle School teacher David Leppek will ride what he calls “his convertible” to school for the last time. For decades, whether in the heat or rain, Leppek has made the bike trip to and from school, with a different sign daily, that hangs on the back.
The Sarasota City Commission is currently deciding whether to move forward with the Sarasota Orchestra’s request to make Payne Park its new home, but many feel it may completely change the landscape of the park, if the city approves the plan.
The building dates back to 1963 and teacher Liz Cole has been here for 30 of those years. She says mold, plumbing and bad lighting have been daily battles, but change is coming, after the district approved a plan to replace the school building.
The Immigration Enforcement Agency recently announced a new partnership in Florida to allow sheriff’s deputies to serve warrants on behalf of the federal government. Both Sarasota and Manatee counties are now saying they will participate in this initiative.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection says 5,500 gallons of the sewage absorbed in the area around the lift station. The pumps failed because of an electrical problem, subsequently causing the spill.
Following multiple on-site inspections by code enforcement, the city notified the property owner last December that the buildings on the site were unsafe, and needed to come down. The Seabreeze Inn is the second they’ve removed in the last 6 months.
As church members arrive at the Sarasota Center of Light’s healing garden on South Tuttle Avenue, they can read the words “Enter in Peace.” But early Tuesday morning, church members says someone came in and did exactly the opposite.