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A place for reflection and remembrance

A place for reflection and remembrance

By LISA STARK Published May 26, 2016 Every month, Apollo Beach resident and Army veteran Gene Mosco takes a 40-minute drive to the countryside of Sarasota to pay tribute to…

Historic National Guard Armory finds new life

Historic National Guard Armory finds new life

By CARl MARIO NUDI Published May 26, 2016 The Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency soon will own the historic National Guard Armory building to use for its offices. “We will close…

After just five years, the Firehouse Cultural Center becomes a regional asset

After just five years, the Firehouse Cultural Center becomes a regional asset

By MITCH TRAPHAGEN Published May 26, 2016 The first event, held in 2011, at the Firehouse Cultural Center was remarkable. It was on a Friday evening and lights were on…

Community Foundation gives $100,000 to benefit kids at Bethune Park

Community Foundation gives $100,000 to benefit kids at Bethune Park

By LOIS KINDLE Published May 26, 2016 It’s not often an investment sees a 10-fold return in one year. But that’s exactly what happened last summer after the Community Foundation…

Hurricane season starts June 1

Hurricane season starts June 1

By LOIS KINDLE Published May 26, 2016 The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is less than a week away, and forecasters report it will be about average. But that’s no reason…