Looking for a job in hospitality? Bradenton, Sarasota hotels need you

The University of South Florida and the Sarasota-Bradenton hospitality industry are working together to address a job shortage in the area by hosting a job fair. Hoteliers and restaurateurs are concerned about filling seasonal hiring needs while the industry also has to support a number of hotels opening in Bradenton and Sarasota over the coming year, including the Zota Beach Resort, the Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club, a new Hyatt Hotel, a Homewood Suites next to The Mall at University Town Center, an Embassy Suites in downtown Sarasota and a handful of others.

It takes a village to release a sea turtle: Bortie books it to the Gulf

Bortie the loggerhead sea turtle was caught overnight Monday, tagged then released the next morning on Coquina Beach.