2023-03-15 E-Edition


Planned new high school is slated to ring its first bell in 2025

Future high school students in Wellen Park will study science in an outdoor living lab, collaborate on project-based assignments in a large commons area, enjoy a collegiate-inspired student union and get a jump start on skills needed by local companies. With nature as its guide, the 2,100-person capacity student building represents the future of Sarasota high schools — designed with […]

North Port United Tour encourages Wellen Park residents to separate “myth” from “fact” in de-annexation issue

The city of North Port has launched a new strategy in the ongoing conflict between itself and those Wellen Park residents who insist that their community would be better off by de-annexing from it: education. The city is apparently hoping to take the wind out of the de-annexation movement’s sails — not with heavy-handed tactics or grandstanding — but by […]

Get on your mark for Wellen Park’s inaugural half marathon

Expect a sea of green swarming Downtown Wellen and the streets of Wellen Park as the community hosts its inaugural half marathon and the second annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run on Sunday morning, March 19. The event is expected to attract 500 runners and pedestrians sporting the traditional color of the Irish holiday, with an after-race party featuring the […]

Neal Communities donates $9K to Mote Marine

Neal Communities, Southwest Florida’s largest local private home builder, has sponsored a series of Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium’s recent programs to assist with world-class research, conservation of the area’s natural resources and promotion of science education. Neal Communities was a $1,500 sponsor of Mote Marine’s Farm to Fillet luncheon last month at Mote’s Aquaculture Park, a $2,000 sponsor of […]