Hot 'Hoods

Old, New, Enormous and Tiny, Here are Five Neighborhoods Where Everything’s About to Change

Five very different neighborhoods where real estate is sizzling.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Top Stories

Breaking Away

R. Derek Black Was the Heir Apparent to America’s White Nationalist Movement. Then He Went to New College

A new book tells the remarkable story of how New College students came together to transform Black’s values and life.

01/02/2019 By Susan Burns

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Arts & Entertainment

Get Real

Ringling College’s Fashion Photography Exhibit Challenges the Industry’s Notions of Beauty

Don’t expect the usual glamorous, upscale luxury magazine fashion photos.

01/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox's New Year's Resolutions

"Fortunately, I have reached the age where you can exercise sitting down and it’s still considered legitimate."

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

From the Editor

From the Editor: An Awakening at New College

Susan Burns reflects on how the school's culture of critical thinking can create dramatic personal change.

12/26/2018 By Susan Burns

Best of Sarasota

Taste the Tropics

Sarasota is a Paradise for Fruit Growing, Fruit Cooking and Fruit Eating

Discover the many ways to sample our backyard bounty.

01/03/2019 By Scott Mahler

Under the Influence

Three Social Media Hotshots Find Their Niche—and Their Audiences

How did fashion star Blair Eadie, comic Tiffany Jenkins and guitar man Sean Daniel become such social media powers?

01/02/2019 By Megan McDonald and David Hackett

Hot 'Hoods

Old, New, Enormous and Tiny, Here are Five Neighborhoods Where Everything’s About to Change

Five very different neighborhoods where real estate is sizzling.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Eat & Drink

Taste the Tropics

Nine Fruiting Trees and Plants for the Florida Home

How to enjoy nature's bounty in your own backyard.

01/03/2019 By Staff

Taste the Tropics

Four Tropical Salads to Try

Up your fruit intake with these four tasty dishes.

01/03/2019 By Staff

Taste the Tropics

Turn Your Backyard into a Paradise of Tropical Fruit

Growing tropical fruit takes a bit of imagination, planning and work, but the rewards are tangible, delectable, enchanting.

01/03/2019 By Scott Mahler

Case Closed

Hot Dogs With Natural Casing Are Worth Seeking Out

We turned to the pros at Geier's Sausage Kitchen to find out why.

12/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

After a Rocky Start, The Overton Finds Its Footing

The Overton has established itself as one of the city’s best hangouts.

12/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fashion & Shopping

New Year, New You

Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet With These Four Fab Finds

Start the new year with four items you'll feel good about buying.

12/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Home & Real Estate

Hot 'Hoods

West Villages Mirrors the Way We Live Now

The houses are the result of years of learning what people want.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

Laurel Park Is Sarasota's Most Charming Downtown Neighborhood

These old homes are the perfect alternative to a downtown condo.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

It's Water, Water Everywhere at Waterside at Lakewood Ranch

It’s the first Lakewood Ranch community to be built in Sarasota County.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

The Rosemary District Is a Hipster Haven

This is the “anti-gated community”—lots of cultures, all clashing yet somehow managing to co-exist in a lively and energetic neighborhood unlike anything Sarasota has ever seen before.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Hot 'Hoods

Is Parrish the New 'Center of the Universe'?

Developers say yes, thanks to Parrish's "freakishly convenient location," new high school and planned 23,000 new homes.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Making History

Saved From the Wrecking Ball, a Classic Bay Shore Road Home Is This Month’s Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse

The Etowah Hagan-Jackson House was built in the 1920s.

12/26/2018 By Ilene Denton

News & City Life

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Dolphins at Bayfront Park

This month: that iconic statue.

01/10/2019 Illustrations by John Pirman

Squeezed

Battered By Disease and Storms, Florida Citrus Growers Hope 2019 Is a Better Year

The most recent estimate for the current season suggests production should reach 77 million boxes of oranges and 6.4 million boxes of grapefruit.

01/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Taste the Tropics

Mad for Mangoes? Plant These Trees and Enjoy Them All Year

Will Wright, chairman of the Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota, gives us his best tips.

01/03/2019 By Ilene Denton

Taste the Tropics

The Coconut Palm is a Universal Symbol of the Tropics

Coconut palms give food, clothing and shelter to millions of people around the world.

01/03/2019 Photography by Scott Mahler

Music Man

Sean Daniel’s Guitar Licks and Lessons Are Reaching Millions

Daniel's nearly 900 videos have attracted more than 20 million views.

01/02/2019 By David Hackett

Funny Girl

Tiffany Jenkins Goes From Opioid Addict to Comedy Celeb

Jenkins, 33, has launched a website, jugglingthejenkins.com, and made scores of videos that have attracted millions of views.

01/02/2019 Photography by David Hackett

What I've Learned

For 30 Years, Laurel Community Activist Sandra Terry Has Improved Lives, and She’s Still Not Done

Since 1988, Terry has been president of the Laurel Civic Association, an organization whose reach has touched nearly every aspect of the community.

01/02/2019 By David Hackett

Breaking Away

R. Derek Black Was the Heir Apparent to America’s White Nationalist Movement. Then He Went to New College

A new book tells the remarkable story of how New College students came together to transform Black’s values and life.

01/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Surviving Season

Nine Ways to Survive the Busy Months in Sarasota

From mastering roundabouts to dabbling in CBD, here's how to stay sane during season.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Scrub Jay Blues

Saving Florida’s Friendliest Native Bird Matters

At Oscar Scherer State Park, home to Sarasota County’s largest scrub jay population, the numbers have dropped from 160 birds to less than 20.

12/26/2018 By Dyllan Furness

Young Blood

An Upswing of Under-30 Voters Puts Our Politics in Uncharted Territory

In November's general election, 13,019 voters under the age of 30 cast a ballot in Sarasota County. That was a more than 200 percent increase from the fewer than 6,000 voters under 30 in the 2014 midterms.

12/26/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Last Lap

What’s the Future of the Sarasota Kennel Club When the Greyhounds Are Gone?

Sixty-nine percent of Florida citizens voted to ban dog racing in November, giving the Sarasota Kennel Club and the other dog tracks in the state until Jan. 1, 2021, before they need to shut down.

12/26/2018 By Isaac Eger

Business of Fashion

Fashion Mega-Influencer Blair Eadie Has Made Sarasota Her Second Home

Eadie, who has more than 1 million followers on Instagram and just launched a collection with Nordstrom, shares the secrets to her success, the trends she's most looking forward to for spring, and why she loves Sarasota.

11/08/2018 By Megan McDonald