The Ultimate Guide to Boating

From sandbar getaways to deep-sea fishing, everything you need to know for a day on the water. Plus: tiny home contest winners and how should Florida handle invasive species?

In this issue:

Eat & Drink

Dockside Dining

The Best Dockside Dining in Sarasota

Where to tie up for a great meal while you’re out on the water.

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Gulf Gate on the Grow

Four New Restaurants Have Opened in Gulf Gate

Covid-19 hasn't slowed the dining district's growth.

03/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Stack 'Em High

Indulge in a Beloved Anna Maria Island Breakfast Tradition

These pancakes'll deliver more than enough carbs to power you up for a day in the sun.

03/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Home & Real Estate

The "Other" Round House

Home Tour: A Small, Curvy House Is Remodeled With Midcentury Flair

Shaped like a cylinder, the house has an unusual floorplan and features. Let's take a look inside.

03/06/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sustainable Style

How to Give New Life to Home Decor (and Help the Planet, Too)

Some tips from Sarasota Architectural Salvage owner Jesse White.

03/06/2021 By Kay Kipling

Let It Go

How to Let Go: Tips From a Downsizing Specialist

It’s hard to walk away from memories and keepsakes, so a little psychology is part of the process.

03/06/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Small and Smart

Tour the Winners of Center for Architecture Sarasota's Tiny House Contest

The winning designs are ingenious, modern and affordable.

03/06/2021 By Kay Kipling and Susan Burns

Mobile Home

Why One Sarasota Couple Decided to Live on Their Boat—For Good

“We said, ‘We’re not going to do this when we’re 80. If we’re going to do it, let’s do it.'"

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Home of a Legend

Inside Tennis Legend Nick Bollettieri's Bradenton Home

There are no trophies—or even a tennis court—at coach Nick Bollettieri’s waterfront house.

03/01/2021 By Robert Plunket

News & City Life

The Invaders

Should Florida Exterminate or Accommodate Invasive Species?

Florida consistently ranks as one of the top five places in the world with the most invasive species. And the state is the world epicenter of invasive reptiles.

03/10/2021 By Isaac Eger

History

Flashback: Boston Red Sox Spring Training at Payne Park, 1940

Major League baseball spring training has a long history in our area.

03/09/2021 By Kay Kipling

"It's Beautiful This Morning"

Lifeguard Scooter Ruberg’s Beach Reports Have Made Him an Ambassador for Siesta Key

“I’ve been sitting in the same place for 25 years. I’ve watched families come each year; I take pictures with their kids. Now, their kids are bringing their kids.”

03/09/2021 By Stacey Altherr

100 Days for 100 Years

Sarasota County Marks Its Centennial This Year

On July 1, 1921, Sarasota County was officially formed. A Centennial initiative will kick off March 23.

03/06/2021 By Ilene Denton

Wish They Were Here

Six Sarasota Tourist Attractions From the Past

Let's take a look at these long-gone favorites and try to discover what they say about our town and its history.

03/06/2021 By Robert Plunket

Staying Afloat

Pat Ball Is Keeping Sarasota’s Rich Tradition of Boat Building Alive

Ball reflects on his lifelong friendship with legendary local boat maker George Luzier.

03/05/2021 By Kay Kipling

Up for the Challenge

New City Manager Marlon Brown on a New Commission, New Projects and the Challenges Ahead

Brown was named Sarasota’s city manager in January, after serving as deputy city manager since 2009.

03/04/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

In Memoriam

Remembering Award-Winning Broadway Playwright Terrence McNally

A year after the playwright’s death in Sarasota from Covid-19, New York theater columnist Michael Riedel looks back on the man and his talent.

03/01/2021 By Michael Riedel

The Pandemic

The First Covid-19 Cases Were Reported in Florida a Year Ago This Month

Susan Burns reflects on a year like no other.

03/01/2021 By Susan Burns

Going Solar

Solar Prices Are Dropping and Technology Has Improved

Prices for solar systems have dropped 45 percent in the last five years.

03/01/2021 By Susan Burns

Travel & Outdoors

The Life Aquatic

Everything You Need to Know About Boating in Sarasota

From water adventures to dockside dining, here’s your guide to boating in Sarasota.

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Boat Club Boom

Sarasota Boat Clubs Are Booming

Membership in boat-sharing clubs is soaring thanks to Covid-19.

03/05/2021 Photography by Allison Forsyth

Boating Guide

Five Great Boating Adventures

Take to the seas with these recreational day trips and overnight excursions.

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker