Health & Fitness

Screen Time

The Best Sunscreens for 2024, According to Sarasota Dermatologists

Living in sunny Sarasota means it's necessary to lather on the 'screen. Here are our top picks.

05/24/2024 By Allison Forsyth

Ruth's Story

A Journey Through Dementia

Dementia is an insidious malady that robs people of most of their mental faculties, personality and health. So it is with writer Bob McGinn's wife Ruth.

05/17/2024 By Bob McGinn

Best of Sarasota

The Best of Sarasota 2024: Readers' Poll

We polled our readers about their favorite shops, services and more. Here’s what you had to say.


Say 'Ahhhh'

The Ritz-Carlton's Spa Gets a Long-Planned Update

The 20,000-square-foot spa was renovated for the first time since the hotel opened in 2001.

05/01/2024 By Megan McDonald

Best of Sarasota

The Best of Sarasota 2024: Editors' Picks

Here are our favorite new finds from a year full of them. 

05/01/2024 By The Editors

Cold Case

More Bodies Are Going Unclaimed in Sarasota County, Medical Examiner Says

In 2013, 40 bodies went unclaimed in Sarasota County. In 2023, that number rose to 70.

03/27/2024 By Sarah Owens/Community News Collaborative

Power Move

Sarasota Native and 2024 Olympic Hopeful Emma Weyant Releases Her Second Swimwear Collection

We chatted with Weyant about the upcoming Olympic trials, her new Riviera Reverie collection for Sporti and SwimOutlet, and how she balances sports with school.

03/26/2024 By Elizabeth Djinis

Awesome, Baby!

Dick Vitale Has a New Book Out, and It's All About Raising Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

"Cancer research is working," says the legendary college basketball announcer, "but more is needed to develop the more targeted therapies of the future."

03/19/2024 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Drink It In

What It's Like to Attend a Ceremonial Cacao Circle

Carrie Eckert says cacao healed her autoimmune conditions and anxiety. She hosts local cacao circles to help others reap its benefits, too.

01/10/2024 By Isaac Eger

Unity Awards

Marlene Hauck Promotes Mental Wellness From Youth Onward

Hauck has dedicated her life to breaking down stigmas around mental illness.

01/01/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Unity Awards

Kira-Lynn Ferderber Educates the Community About Domestic and Sexual Violence

Ferderber believes educating kids is a key part of preventing violence. “It’s so important, as adults, that we make spaces that support young people," she says.

01/01/2024 By Megan McDonald

Get Well Soon

Three Wellness Retreats for When You Need to Refocus and Recharge

Luckily, you don’t need to hop on a plane to find peace and solitude. Here are three retreats in the Sarasota area where you can dive in deep.

12/27/2023 By Stephanie Churn Lubow

Year in Review

If You Missed Any of These 10 Incredible Stories From 2023, You Should Fix That ASAP

In a year full of terrific Sarasota Magazine stories, these 10 stood out.

12/26/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Q & A

CoreSRQ Is Now Part of the YMCA of Southwest Florida. Here's What That Means for Its Members.

We spoke with Michelle Mitchell, who is transitioning from her role as CEO of CoreSRQ to district executive director of the Y's new Sarasota City Branch and Palmer Ranch Branch.

12/05/2023 By Stephanie Churn Lubow

No Hangups

Sarasota Local Sets Guinness World Record

Strapped with 300 pounds of weight, Jonathan Simos set a world record when he hung from a bar for a little over a minute yesterday.

11/30/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Mental Health

SMH Prepares to Open New Mental Health Facility

Target CEO Brian Cornell's $10 million donation helped make the Cornell Family Behavioral Health Pavilion possible.

11/15/2023 By Catherine Hicks/Community News Collaborative

Side Effect

Why the Wine Industry Is Worried About Ozempic

The diabetes and weight-loss drug may inadvertently hurt winemakers.

11/13/2023 By Bob McGinn

Taking flight

Bungee Fitness Offers a Fun, Safe Way to Burn Calories

“When I first started, my biggest issue was trusting the bungee, because I thought I was surely going to faceplant onto the floor," says one enthusiast. "But now, I don’t even think about it.”

11/03/2023 By Stephanie Churn Lubow

Purity Test

How Clean Is Our Drinking Water?

We sent out four samples from different water sources throughout Sarasota to a private lab that specializes in analyzing environmental data to find out exactly what we are putting in our bodies.

09/21/2023 By Isaac Eger

Flu Season

Flu Season Is Upon Us. Here’s What to Know About This Year’s Vaccines.

This year, in addition to shots for Covid and flu, there's also a vaccine for RSV.

09/20/2023 By Megan McDonald