Coronavirus

How to Still Enjoy Wine Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

One way to reduce stress? Spend a few minutes with a glass of wine.

03/23/2020 By Bob McGinn

Coronavirus

Restaurants Get Creative in Response to COVID-19 Shutdowns

Just because you have a stocked pantry and refrigerator, that doesn’t mean you actually want to cook a meal, or do those dishes.

03/23/2020 By Lauren Jackson

Public Health

All Florida State Parks to Close

Limiting hours and reducing visitor capacity have not resulted in the reductions needed to protect public health, park leadership said.

03/23/2020 By Megan McDonald

Coronavirus

Many in the Food and Beverage Industry Are Facing an Uncertain Future

"We'll make it through somehow," says restaurateur Paul Caragiulo. "I mean, what choice do you have?"

03/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Breaking News

DeSantis Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Elective Medical Procedures

These procedures are defined as "medically unnecessary, non-urgent or non-emergency procedures or surgery which, if delayed, does not place a patient's immediate health, safety or wellbeing at risk."

03/20/2020 By Megan McDonald

Getting Creative

What You Can Do to Enjoy Art—Despite COVID-19

Some suggestions for your experience, as local organizations work to keep the arts coming.

03/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Breaking News

DeSantis Directs Restaurants, Fitness Centers to Close

Restaurants are able to keep kitchens open to provide take-out and delivery.

03/20/2020 By Megan McDonald

Comfort food

Five Tasty Takeout Options for When You're Stuck at Home

In uncertain times, Chef Judi is craving food from her favorite restaurants. Here are some of her top takeout destinations.

03/20/2020 By Judi Gallagher

Breaking News

Healthcare Foundation Approves More Than $1 Million in Grants to Help Fight COVID-19

Funds will be directed toward the purchase of ventilators, infectious disease testing equipment, cleaning robots and more.

03/20/2020 By Megan McDonald

Hunger

Meals on Wheels Services Confront Rising Needs Caused By COVID-19

"We are seeing a huge increase in needs," says Amy Towery, the vice president of development at Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.

03/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Virtual Stylist

Sarasota Boutique Offering Curbside Delivery Service

T. Georgiano's is serving customers during COVID-19 outbreak by offering online shopping services, curbside delivery and virtual styling sessions.

03/19/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Business

State Activates Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

The bridge loan program will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experience economic injury from COVID-19.

03/19/2020 By Staff

Update

Asolo Rep Cancels Remainder of Season, and Other Arts-Related Closings News

All of our area's arts organizations are deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/19/2020 By Kay Kipling

Best of Sarasota

Introducing the Sarasota Hope Photo Project

We invite you to submit photos that are uplifting, remind us why we love Sarasota and the surrounding areas, and show works of beauty or acts of kindness in these troubling days.

03/19/2020

Breaking News

Sarasota, Manatee County Beaches Closed

The closures took effect in Manatee County at 6 a.m. on Friday, March 20, and in Sarasota County at 6 a.m. Saturday, March 21.

03/19/2020 By Megan McDonald