Ashes rained down on students and faculty Tuesday on the campus of Ringling College of Art & Design when a fire broke out on the roof of a four-story building under construction as part of the Richard and Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center. The fire was contained to the rooftop and third floor of the … MORE>>
SARASOTA — The next Art, Rhymes & Beer is all about love, well, and BBQ, live art, and sounds by performers Ocean Symphony and Katrina Lilly. ARB is going into its second season and has three events scheduled in 2017, including the Saturday, Feb. 25 “Love Party.” The event is for a good cause, and … MORE>>
Former construction worker Francisco Jimenez who opened The Barber Classic Cuts and Shaves in the Rosemary District earlier this month never thought the messy fades he gave neighborhood kids on his front-porch steps as a teenager would become a career. It started around 10 years ago when his construction career crashed. Jimenez, then 30, said … MORE>>
As the winter season approaches, and Floridians constantly remind their northern U.S. friends they live in the warmest place in America with tweets like this: Happy #WinterSolstice! — Carlos R. Munoz (@ReadCarlos) December 21, 2016 (I may have just posted that) It’s good to know what exactly you need to do to prepare for winter … MORE>>
SARASOTA — He calls himself the “Seeker.” He asked that his name remain anonymous. For the last 14 days he says he’s visited different spots in Sarasota with a bowl and a sign offering people money. It has $100s, $50s, and $1 bills of real U.S. currency, but few people will take it. It may be … MORE>>
A North Port woman who became lost during a half-marathon trail run held at the T. Mabry Carlton Reserve Sunday, was in good spirits a day after wandering for nearly 12 hours in the park. Melissa Kitcher said she made a wrong turn about three miles into the Trail Hog 13.1-mile run, her first half … MORE>>
35-year-old Sarasota woman’s drive to collect and distribute toys at Christmastime came from a moment in her childhood. Andrea Capek has held a toy drive for the last four years to benefit two local nonprofits: Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center and Mothers Helping Mothers. Capek said she was 13 years old when SPARCC helped her mother find … MORE>>
  SARASOTA — Organizers of a Sarasota alley cat bicycle race Sunday said it would take more than pedal power to win. Racers with the best knowledge of the city had the advantage in the informal bike-messenger race, which began outside Sol’s NYC Delicatessen on Main Street. Nearly all of the competitors in the first … MORE>>
The first wave of artists for the second annual Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival has been released. A diverse blend of multi-genre performers, including Kings of Leon, Usher & The Roots, Bassnectar, The Lumineers, Flume, Wiz Khalifa, Pretty Lights, Solange, Rae Sremmurd, Young The Giant, Porter Robinson (Live), Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals are … MORE>>
Parents of Manatee County tumblers rejoice! USA Gymnastics coach has joined Evo Athletics to coach cart-wheelers and elite athletes alike. Aimee Boorman, the longtime coach of four-time gold medalist Simone Biles and coach of the US Gymnastics team that won the gold medal in Rio this month, announced Monday she was parting ways with Houston-based … MORE>>