Circuit judge dismisses most counts brought by Kinnan

MANATEE- A circuit judge dismisses seven of the eight counts of a lawsuit that former Manatee High Football Coach Joe Kinnan brought against the school board and former school officials. The Herald Tribune reports Judge Lee Haworth dismissed all claims against the district except for one of negligence. The district general counsel told the newspaper the district will continue to defend this matter. Kinnan resigned in 2014 after 29...

Read More

Braves make North Port new Spring Training home

North Port- The Atlanta Braves are officially relocating their spring training to a new stadium complex in North Port. The commission was more divided after reviewing the final legal development agreement, narrowly voting 3-2 to approve the last major piece needed to finalize the $100 million deal. The approval paves the way for initial construction work to begin on the site almost immediately. The stadium and training campus is set...

Read More

Sarasota Police Department and the community give aid to the Keys

SARASOTA COUNTY-Florida Keys residents affected by hurricane Irma should see some semi–trucks filled with supplies in the near future. The Sarasota Police Department together with generous donations from the community on the Suncoast sent the last tractor–trailer to the Keys Tuesday. What started out as three trailers the Sarasota Police Department ended up sending two semi–trucks and four trailers packed full with food, water, and...

Read More

Jewish Suncoast residents prepare for holidays with PJ’s Library

SARASOTA – PJ’s Library is a twist on your typical bedtime story. “The PJ Library is a literary and engagement program for families raising their children Jewish,” Andrea Eiffert of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee said. One book each month gets delivered straight to a subscribing family’s front door. “They always have either a Jewish value, or are about a Jewish holiday, or some Jewish spin,” Eiffert said. The program...

Read More

Rowers experiencing the Suncoast

SARASOTA- Rowers from 69 countries are excited to spend two weeks on the Suncoast. But what’s there to do? Sarasota PR professional, Kim Livengood, says downtown Sarasota offers craft cocktails and almost every place has a happy hour. On the food side, Sarasota resident John Chapman says don’t overlook “tourist” spots like Shore and Tommy Bahama on St. Armand’s Circle. And for rowers looking to locally shop, Larry Jordan says Morton’s...

Read More