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IslandWalk at West Villages Florida is always full of activity and fun. There are currently about 1,700 homes in this DiVosta-built community which began in 2005. Water is a key element in IslandWalk, in fact, almost every home site enjoys a water view. The Venetian-inspired bridges make it …

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NORTH PORT — “It’s the old saying, ‘If you build it, they will come,’” Mike Dunn says, quoting “Field of Dreams,” perhaps the epitome of a baseball movie.

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SARASOTA — A little more than a month after the parties declared an impasse in mediation to end a simmering water war, they’re ready to declare a cease fire.

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IslandWalk at West Villages Florida is always full of activity and fun. There are currently about 1,700 homes in this DiVosta-built community which began in 2005. Water is a key element in IslandWalk, in fact, almost every home site enjoys a water view. The Venetian-inspired bridges make it …

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SARASOTA — When the 2020 general election arrives, if Sarasota County Commissioner Nancy Detert decides to run again, voters in Englewood and most of Venice will not see her name on the ballot.

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SARASOTA — If you had room for a gathering of 867 people, and 1,042 arrived, the crowding would quickly be noticeable — and perhaps troubling.

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NORTH PORT — The North Port City Commission wants to add more school bus stops, with one commissioner citing safety concerns for the students.

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ENGLEWOOD — The fourth-annual Englewood Beach Waterfest is revving up for the Offshore Powerboat Association world speedboat championships this weekend at Englewood Beach.

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NORTH PORT — North Port City Commission is considering asking FEMA to require Charlotte County’s emergency personnel to follow its hurricane evacuees when they are being housed in another county.

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NORTH PORT — Two people were killed Monday night after a crash along River Road, according to North Port authorities.

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NORTH PORT — After more than a week of investigation, police arrested a woman Wednesday alleging she started a brawl that left her and another mother injured at a school bus stop.

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NORTH PORT — Honoring the sacrifices made for the United States, the Lazy River community revealed on Veterans Day a new memorial dedicated to the area’s veterans.

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Imagine School at North Port held an event to honor the students’ family members and friends who served and still serve in the Armed Forces.

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SARASOTA — Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis didn’t have to search far for a new director of the county’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department.

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NORTH PORT — Two people were killed Monday night after a crash along River Road, according to North Port authorities.

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The holidays are just around the corner. North Port will soon be ablaze with holiday lights and decorations. The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will award its annual Frosty Award to the storefront chamber business judged to exhibit the most festive holiday decorations. Start decorating soon.

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NORTH PORT — The seventh-graders at Imagine School at North Port got a hands-on lesson in government .

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SARASOTA — In an effort to continue the conversation on mental health, the Sarasota County School District held its fifth digital town hall Thursday.

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