Our network

People

New city commissioners sworn-in, elect mayor and vice-mayor

New city commissioners sworn-in, elect mayor and vice-mayor

North Port, Florida -- On Nov. 14, Commissioner Tom Jones opened the Commission Special Meeting held in the North Port City Chambers to what was the beginning of change.

Photo Gallery: New city commissioners sworn-in, elect mayor and vice-mayor

Sarasota voters elect two new county commissioners

Sarasota voters elect two new county commissioners

Sarasota, Florida- Sarasota County has two new county commissioners. Christine Robinson and Charles Hines were elected on Tuesday. Robinson will serve a 4 year term she had been appointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2010 to fill a retiring commissioner's seat. Hines is new to the Commission.

The commissioners will be sworn in during a 9am ceremony on November 20 at the in the Commission Chamber.

Longboat Key Chamber president to step down

Longboat Key Chamber president to step down

Longboat Key, Florida -- As president of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, Tom Aposporos has championed business on the key since 2009. But the chamber will soon be looking for a new leader.

Aposporos has informed the chamber board that he intends to step down before the end of the year.

PALS Reading Tutor training

PALS Reading Tutor training

Sarasota County, FL-- Interested in tutoring grade school students in reading? If so, The Partnership and Alliances Linking Sshools (PALS) program may interest you.

According to Sarasota County Schools, there are tutor training sessions throughout the county, which equip volunteers with the skills needed to tutor elementary, middle and high school-aged readers. 

Bookapalooza at Art Center Sarasota

Bookapalooza at Art Center Sarasota

Sarasota, Florida -- Is your life's dream to write a book and get it published? You can get some tips this Saturday at Bookapalooza.

The event at Art Center Sarasota features book sales by 38 self-published authors and illustrators. There will be books for all ages-from young children's story books to travel novels for adults.

Various authors will be speaking throughout the day about their self-publishing experiences.