Sarasota County Schools take action after tragedy in Parkland

SARASOTA – After the deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, Governor Scott requested a counsel on school safety and security in Tallahassee. He called on Florida’s reigning Principal of the Year, Booker’s Dr. Rachel Shelley, and Sarasota County School Board Chair, Bridget Ziegler. “Personally I’m a mom, and as a school board member, you have a heart-wrenching, sad, frustrated feeling, but also very motivated to say, ‘We need...

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Students speak out against gun violence

SARASOTA- Survivors of the Parkland Shooting are speaking out, high school students as young as 14 are now leading a national conversation on gun violence, and the conversation is spreading.. Riverview High School Junior Madaleyn Viera says news of the Parkland shooting hit close to home. “We’ve had three shooting warnings and a bomb threat, two lockdowns within the course of this year,” Viera said. “And we have not talked about a...

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Living with Lyme – is there hope?
Feb19

Living with Lyme – is there hope?

SARASOTA – Lyme disease is a complicated diagnosis. You also have to deal with the symptoms and the skeptics, but among all the dark clouds, there is hope. Here’s a glimpse into my daily routine: Every morning my alarm clock goes off so I can take my antibiotics, one of which is a compounded herb made specifically for my body and has to be refrigerated. It’s a regimen I pulse two weeks on and two weeks off. So far it’s been working,...

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Sarasota County School seek feedback regarding safety

SARASOTA – Sarasota County Schools are asking the community for feedback regarding school safety and security. According to a report released by the school district, the county is preparing for an upcoming school safety task force meeting with Governor Rick Scott Tuesday in Tallahassee. Sarasota County School Board Chairman, Bridget Ziegler and Booker High School Principal, Dr. Rachel Shelley will be among state school leaders to...

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Riverview High School sends out warning regarding shooting threat

SARASOTA – Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip about a possible shooting threat to students at Riverview High School. According to the Herald Tribune, the acting principal at Riverview, Kathy Wilkes, sent out a call Sunday afternoon, saying the person who called in the tip Sheriff’s Office was vague, and did not include such as a date and time. The caller said the student who made the threat could possibly be a...

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20th Annual Thunder By The Bay
Feb18

20th Annual Thunder By The Bay

SARASOTA – It was the 20th annual Thunder By The Bay at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, and Festival Director Lucy Nicandri felt the energy. “I think what I love about Thunder By The Bay the most is the diversity,” Nicandri said. “You have all ages of people here; people come from all over the world.” C.J. McCormick of Rossiter’s Harley Davidson agrees the diversity is what makes the festival so unique. “All different walks of life come out...

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