Living Small

Three Small Homes That Make Downsizing a Delight

Small homes offer a simpler lifestyle that has an almost spiritual connection.

01/02/2020 By Robert Plunket

Top Stories

Politics

How Far Will Joe Gruters Go?

Sarasota's Joe Gruters is the original Trumper and now one of Florida’s most powerful politicians. He’s not stopping there.

12/30/2019 By David Hackett

Just Like Old Times

The Pace of Life is Languid Along the Manatee River

And that's just how residents like it.

01/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

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Arts & Entertainment

Ain't No Stopping Them Now

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Celebrates the Past and the Future

The company celebrates its 20th anniversary in a newly renovated and expanded theater.

01/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Jeweler to the Stars

Downton Abbey Jewelry Designer Talks History, Jewelry and Maggie Smith

Andrew Prince comes to town this month as part of New College's New Topics Lecture Series.

01/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Best of Sarasota

Living Small

Three Small Homes That Make Downsizing a Delight

Small homes offer a simpler lifestyle that has an almost spiritual connection.

01/02/2020 By Robert Plunket

Eat & Drink

Cajun Classic

Louisiana in a Box Has Perfected the Art of Catfish Louisianne

When the catfish and étouffée come together at Palmetto’s Louisiana in a Box, bliss ensues.

01/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Siegfried’s Friendly Beer Garden Offers Classic German Fare

The Gillespie Park restaurant's menu runs through a host of traditional Rhineland dishes.

01/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fashion & Shopping

Spice Up Your Kitchen

Four Ways to Take Your Cooking and Entertaining to the Next Level

From high-tech gadgets to organic-shaped ceramics, these finds will elevate the way your kitchen looks and works.

01/03/2020 By Megan McDonald

Health & Fitness

Clockwork

Intermittent Fasting Has Become a Popular Way to Lose Weight Without Compromising Your Health

It's gained popularity as a health improvement tool in recent years.

01/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fitness Fighters

Five People Who Faced Health and Fitness Challenges—and Succeeded Against the Odds

Their determination can inspire anyone ready to make a change.

12/31/2019

Home & Real Estate

Living Small

Tour a 680-Square-Foot Home in Southside Village

It's like something out of a storybook.

01/02/2020 By Robert Plunket

This New Old House

An Antebellum-Style Home Makes Its Mark on the Manatee River

Old Grove is meticulously detailed.

01/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Living Small

Inside a Modern Cracker Cabin

Mike's Hammock combines aging-in-place requirements with sustainability, a cool modern aesthetic and more than a little Cracker house in its DNA.

01/02/2020 By Robert Plunket

Living Small

Peek Inside the First Shipping Container Home in Sarasota County

Bill and Kathryn Birkholz have not just a new house but a whole new lifestyle.

01/02/2020 By Robert Plunket

News & City Life

Perfect Party

Perfect Party: January's Hottest Table Talk

This month: Town Hall guest and ex-White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, ex-superintendent Dr. Todd Bowden and more.

01/03/2020 By Pam Daniel

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: A View from the Bridge

Even as the vibrant skyline grows up around us, it’s still possible to savor the peaceful Sarasota lifestyle.

01/03/2020 Illustrations by John Pirman

Flashback

Flashback: Pavarotti at the Van Wezel, 1978

Pavarotti sang at the hall in 1978 and again in 1980.

01/03/2020 By Ilene Denton

Just Like Old Times

The Pace of Life is Languid Along the Manatee River

And that's just how residents like it.

01/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Big Problem, Small Solution

Can Accessory Dwelling Units Ease the Area’s Affordable Housing Crisis?

In Sarasota County, four out of 10 households are defined as being “cost-burdened,” meaning they are spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing.

01/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

From the Editor

What Do Local Experts Predict for Our Region in 2020—and Beyond?

We’re ringing in a whole new decade, and we’re wondering what lies ahead.

01/01/2020 By Susan Burns

Driving in Circles

Roundabout Construction is Everywhere. Here’s an Update on Where and Why

In the city of Sarasota, three roundabouts under construction are all slated for completion in Fall 2020.

12/31/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Flight Club

A Group of Local Kids Gather Every Saturday to Build Real, Working Airplanes

In addition to encouraging young people with an interest in aviation, the Teen Aircraft Factory of Manasota is also aimed at helping at-risk kids.

12/31/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Whole New Worlds

Ringling College Sees Limitless Possibilities in the Realm of Virtual Realities

VR’s value is enormous, from health care to tourism to the automotive industry to retail and more.

12/31/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Politics

How Far Will Joe Gruters Go?

Sarasota's Joe Gruters is the original Trumper and now one of Florida’s most powerful politicians. He’s not stopping there.

12/30/2019 By David Hackett