The Dementia Care and Cure Initiative works hands-on with businesses to focus on helping them become more accommodating to Dementia-related issues and earn a “caring community” designation from the state.
This week, more than 185 ladies from 28 countries will hit the green hoping to make it to the next stage. With this tournament, not only are world-wide athletes playing in Venice every year, but they’re also bringing thousands of dollars to the community -making a huge economic impact.
After the North Port community suffered a tragic loss of one of its teachers back in 2017, Holly's Hope was formed to help open the dialogue of mental health and depression. Now, they’re taking it one step further and hoping to make that conversation start in the classrooms.
Unfortunately, with so much development in the area there aren’t a lot of green spaces left, so not only is this urban forest bringing that back, but also becoming a buffer between the Seaboard Industrial Park and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Salvation Army has limited the number of overnight beds, but only in order to get people to move into their assistance programs. - which they say is the only actual way to make a change that causes steps towards sustainability.
The future of what used to be the home of the Ringling Circus in Venice is finally clear. Venice City Council unanimously voted to allow a new, 75-year lease is now happening with Michigan developer, Kent Jacoby, who wants to build a hotel, medical offices and a restaurant.
Kathryn Wong has worked for the city for about three years, and took the role as City Clerk in October of 2018 after serving as Interim City Clerk from August to October 2018, following the retirement of Patsy Adkins.
It covers about three miles on both sides of U.S. 41, but on some sections of this new trail, the path is only a few feet away from the busy road way – which has been seen as too close for comfort in the last week.
What makes matters worse is that this isn’t the first time. We reported about this last year when the district moved the Gran Paradiso community’s bus stop to U.S. 41 but quickly moved it after all the complaints.
Scientists say the Suncoast is in the clear - at least for now. This time, it’s brown algae which from a distance looks like an oil spill mixed with thick globs of seaweed. Although it looks gross, experts say it’s nothing to be worried about.
Parents know that a lot goes into planning the locations of bus stops and the routes, but they say Sarasota County has overlooked one huge hazard. That hazard is the man that lives right across from the school bus stop is a registered sexual offender.
With the new school year, comes long lists of supplies and other expenses. That’s why one North Port organization is making sure families know its doors are open to help - especially for this back to school time.
“Flesh eating bacteria or Necrotizing Fasciitis is the fascia, which is the layer underneath the skin, gets inflamed and infected. It’s basically a glorified cellulitis infection, which is very common," Dr. David Rizzo explained.
The Venice Police Department conducted an internal inquiry after video showing a controversial arrest was released to the public. Some say the video shows excessive force. It was from an incident that took place last December outside of the Motel 6 in Venice.
Digging for details about your child’s future daycare is thankfully getting a bit easier for Suncoast parents. Aside from being able to search violation histories on the Department of Children and Families’ website, the Early Learning Coalition for Sarasota County has created a “Look for the Stars”
Wednesday is the last day of stone crab season. While you still might be able to grab a few claws through the weekend, fishermen are required to pull up their traps tonight. Was this season all that it was cracked up to be?
The remodeling will be completed in phases. The first part of construction will demolish the back end of the pier so people can still have access and use the part of the pier closest to the shore. Then eventually, crews will work their way down the entire pier.