Latest Sarasota County, Florida Stories

2009-10-01 15:19:17

A Florida man has admitted placing razor blades in his bushes because people had been tampering with the plants, police said. Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies said Gary Mitchell, 47, admitted placing the blades in the branches of the bushes he planted along the front sidewalk of his rental home in Sarasota, WTSP-TV, St.

2009-09-24 09:00:00

NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Elias Brothers Group Painting and Contracting, Inc., one of the premier providers of painting, waterproofing and restoration services in Southwest Florida since the 1980's, has just successfully completed a full restoration project in Fort Myers, Florida.

2009-06-04 15:12:00

SARASOTA, Fla., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarasota County's (www.sarasotafl.org) rich architectural legacy takes center stage this summer as a self-guided architecture tour spotlighting structures associated with the Sarasota School of Architecture as well as other significant symbols of architectural ingenuity (www.toursarasota.com). Sarasota's architecture has been attracting worldwide attention since the early 1900s.

2009-04-29 10:43:42

Police arrested a 70-year-old man in Siesta Key, Fla., for protesting the use of brown replacement sand on a beach of white sand, his wife says. Anne Overbeck said her husband, Jim, was arrested when he threw his body on top of a pile of the brown sand to stop a bulldozer from blending the off-color

2009-03-12 12:37:00

Workshops, Funded Through a $25,000 Grant From the Verizon Foundation, to be Held in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota SARASOTA, Fla., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee will host a series of free Internet safety workshops designed specifically for computer users aged 50 and older.

2009-02-19 10:49:00

Verizon Announces $25,000 Grant to the University to Develop Workshops to Be Held Throughout the Region SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and Verizon teamed up Thursday (Feb. 19) to promote Internet safety for adults aged 50 and older.

2009-01-22 11:18:00

Sarasota and Bradenton Communities including Sarasota Regional Airport PHOENIX, Jan.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.