With scallop season already underway in part of the state, their is concern for the future of the industry. It’s been nearly a year since red tide hammered throughout the Suncoast, affecting marine life, including scallops.
A big step forward for a culinary icon on the Suncoast. For decades, people have enjoyed eating at the Columbia Restaurant on St. Armands Circle in a building they’ve always rented. Now they can call it their own.
Construction to improve a railroad crossing in Manatee County has officially begun. Parts of State Road 70 have been closed down since midnight, and already some people who live in the area say they are worried that this closure might cause chaos.
Last month, demolition began at the GWIZ building in Sarasota. For years, the former children’s museum showcased bricks that honored many family’s loved ones. Now those families are asking, what will happen to those memorials?
Hurricane Irma taught local leaders many lessons about hurricane preparedness. Since, Sarasota County emergency officials have been trying to improve their game plan. One of them is re-evaluating hurricane shelters.
Sarasota County Schools are sitting down at the bargaining table this week with the the Sarasota Classified Teacher’s Association. The contract negotiations include talk of establishing a $12 an hour minimum wage for some classified employees.
Knight announced last week, after more than six months of investigation, 16 people were arrested in "Operation Ice Mama." They seized over half a pound of meth, two guns and other illegal drugs. The reemergence of meth in the county is causing a big problem.
Record hitting temperatures can be dangerous to the body. Many will be hitting the beach or other outdoor events this Memorial Day weekend around the Suncoast, and health officials advising everyone to be cautious while enjoying the sun.
Millions of Americans are starting to head out for the upcoming holiday weekend, and the Sarasota Brenton International Airport is preparing for an increase in people traveling to and from the Suncoast.
With weather like this, it’s no wonder our Suncoast waterways end up getting clogged with lots of us getting out on the gulf, and bays and rivers. Next weekend is Memorial Day, and those waterways will be getting even more crowded.
Shoppers who go to Desoto Square Mall are seeing more vacant signs, and fewer of their favorite shops. Those shoppers say they hope something is done to revive the mall, to keep them from having to drive around to shop.
The proposed artwork is part of the Unity Monument Project, and it will be donated to the city. The exact placement of the artwork has not yet been determined, and will depend of the size of the sculpture.
The Venice Municipal Fishing Pier is expected to close in the next two weeks for renovations. The project is expected to last 90 days, as the city hopes to improve this popular spot, to a safe and enjoyable destination.