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The Giving Sea

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jack E. Davis on the Gulf of Mexico, History and Hope

Before Davis, no one had told the story of the Gulf.

11/29/2018 By Isaac Eger

High Five

An Out-of-Town Food Critic's Five Go-To Restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee

Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley shares her favorite local spots.

11/30/2018 By Laura Reiley

Fashion

Winter Fashion 2018: City Chic

Trendsetting fashion on the Art Ovation Hotel rooftop.

11/29/2018 Photography by Mark Farmwald Styled by Lesley Webber

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Arts & Entertainment

The Giving Sea

Read an Excerpt From Jack E. Davis' Pulitzer-Prize Winning The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea

"The Gulf" won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in history, for a distinguished and appropriately documented book on the history of the United States.

11/29/2018 By Jack E. Davis

Eat & Drink

Super Grouper

Looking for a Great Grouper Sandwich? Here's How to Find One

Many restaurants aren't actually using real grouper.

12/05/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

High Five

An Out-of-Town Food Critic's Five Go-To Restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee

Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley shares her favorite local spots.

11/30/2018 By Laura Reiley

Fashion & Shopping

Treasure Hunter

Jan Holman’s Sea Hagg Sells Nautical Salvage From Times Gone By

“Everything has a story and there’s much magic in what I do,” Holman says. “It almost feels like this place has a life of its own.”

12/03/2018 By Susan Burns

Fashion

Winter Fashion 2018: City Chic

Trendsetting fashion on the Art Ovation Hotel rooftop.

11/29/2018 Photography by Mark Farmwald Styled by Lesley Webber

Health & Fitness

Super Sunscreens

5 Sunscreens Dermatologists Swear By

In Florida, winter still calls for sunscreen.

12/03/2018 By Heather Dunhill

Hemp Health Craze

CBD Is Smoking Hot in Retail—How Do You Tell the Good From the Bad?

The main way to distinguish a legitimate CBD product from an also-ran is transparency.

12/03/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Home & Real Estate

Homes With a Past

Nine Houses That Define Sarasota's Architectural History

And they're all for sale!

12/01/2018 By Robert Plunket

News & City Life

What I've Learned

What I've Learned: Dr. Judith Shank Shares Her Career Trajectory

Nurse, physician, health care reformer and arts supporter Judith Shank always says “Yes.”

12/03/2018 By David Hackett

Welcome Back!

Three Big Projects That Are About to Change Our Region

Susan Burns sees three big projects about to change the region.

12/03/2018 By Susan Burns

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Seagulls on Siesta Beach

Native seagulls are easily summoned with any small, tasty offering.

12/03/2018 Illustrations by John Pirman

Save the Apes

Southwest Florida's Center for Great Apes Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

The Wauchula sanctuary is home to 52 chimpanzees and orangutans.

12/03/2018 By Dyllan Furness

Tickled Pink

Everything You Need to Know About Flamingos

Does anything say “Florida” more than the flamingo?

12/03/2018 By Ilene Denton

Insider's Guide 2018

What to Do With Kids in Sarasota

These fun options will delight the whole family.

11/30/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Insider's Guide

Your Guide to Sarasota Beaches

See some famous beaches

11/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

Insider's Guide 2018

How to Take Advantage of Sarasota's Great Outdoors

Let's see what's out there.

11/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

Heat Index

Five Fun Facts From Discover Sarasota Tours About What Makes Our Town Special

Discover Sarasota promises it offers fascinating insight into Sarasota's rich cultural past.

11/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

Go Wild

Desperate to Get Back to Nature? These Five Camping Experiences Suit Any Outdoor Enthusiast

Whether you're a camping novice or a tried-and-true pro, you've got options.

11/30/2018 By Su Byron

The Shaper

Expert Surfboard Maker Juan Rodriguez Shapes a Living and a Life From Catching Waves

“People in general want to be a part of something. Surfing is tribal.”

11/30/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Giving Sea

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jack E. Davis on the Gulf of Mexico, History and Hope

Before Davis, no one had told the story of the Gulf.

11/29/2018 By Isaac Eger

It's Here!

Finally Approved, Huge Civic Project The Bay Begins With a Linear Park

Phase 1A is expected to be completed in 2020.

11/29/2018 By Ilene Denton