Hearing Loops installed at Sarasota County Libraries

SARASOTA – Two Suncoast libraries are installing new assistive listening systems Jacaranda library and Fruitville library will now become the fifth and sixth libraries in the county to receive hearing loops. The hearing loops although not visible will allow those with hearing aids to have an enhanced experience at the library. Sarabeth Kalajian says the county hopes to add this technology to all county libraries in the future. “And...

Read More

Keeping your family safe from mosquito-borne diseases this summer

SARASOTA- Humidity and rain is a haven for mosquito season in Florida. “Mosquitoes can breed in a bottle cap of water or less,” said Pallas Knight, Director of Operations at Cloud Termite and Pest Control. Standing water can be a threat of mosquito–borne diseases for residents. Gov. Rick Scott told CBS in January, the state is taking preventative measures this year, allocating a  $26.2 million budget. With no cure or vaccine, Knight...

Read More

Incoming FSU students receive scholarships

SARASOTA – The Sarasota and Manatee Seminole Clubs host their 9th annual scholarship golf tournament. Former Florida State University football players, FSU boosters, and members of the Sarasota and Manatee Seminole clubs had a day of golfing for a good cause. The purpose of the tournament is to raise more money for scholarship recipients. The clubs award local students with 500.00 scholarships. Former FSU football players like Kevin...

Read More

Baltimore Orioles Sarasota hosts Summerfest

SARASOTA – ‘Summerfest’ at the Ed Smith Stadium brings a free day of family fun with games and giveaways. Fans test their skills at the giant sports inflatable, speed pitch, and corn hole. Additional activities include caricature art, face painting, tic-tac-toe, and a free photo booth. And it was a hot day so kids 14 and under received a free Popsicle. Last year the event was held on the back fields, but this year the main field was...

Read More

Red tide smacks the Suncoast hard

SARASOTA COUNTY – It may be in your best interest to stay away from the gulf beaches as red tide has swept in. Venice Beach is no exception as piles of dead fish and eels line up the shoreline. Mote Marine Laboratory scientists say red tide releases neurotoxins and exposure can cause respiratory and eye problems. Sherri Schambach, who’s visiting from Ohio, says she’s gone to Englewood and Boca Grande beaches as they are affected as...

Read More

Sarasota’s World Cup headquarters

SARASOTA- Sarasota’s  soccer hub is rocking for the World Cup. Shamrock pub in Sarasota won’t miss a beat during this year’s world cup. The pub is open for every game during the month–long, worldwide event. Shamrock is the headquarters for Team USA’s support group, American Outlaws. Since USA isn’t in the tourney, soccer fans have their pick of who to root for. Also, the matches are held across the world in Russia, so it makes for...

Read More