Get Into the Groove

Meet Walker Lukens, the Excellent Austin Singer Who Headlines the Next Ringling Underground Concert

"Bands don't go to Florida very often, but it's actually a great place to build a fanbase because of that. Audiences are a little more appreciative of people coming."

02/17/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Girl Interrupted

A Local Syrian Student is Derailed by War

We spoke to former New College student Racha Masara shortly after President Trump's travel ban, affecting Syria and six other Middle Eastern countries, went into effect.

02/15/2017 By Pam Daniel

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Why Millennials Struggle in Sarasota

The good news: Not all young people hate Sarasota. The bad news: The obstacles to keeping them here are bigger than most people realize.

02/14/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison

Breaking News

Five Circus Sarasota Performers Fall From High Wire

The extent of the performers' injuries is unknown at this time.

02/08/2017 By Staff

The Rest of Your Life

How to Retire to Sarasota

Forget about driving your golf cart into the sunset. Boomers want more from retirement.

02/07/2017 By Ilene Denton

Deadly Waters

Our Local Waters are Beautiful But Deadly

Every year, Florida boaters are injured, killed or lost at sea. It doesn't have to be that way.

02/01/2017 By Tom Bayles Illustrations by Andrew Theophilopoulous

Great Scots!

It's Highland Games Time

This month's games remind us of our Scottish roots.

02/01/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Lost That Loving Feeling

Attorney John Strickland on Love, Loss and Making Divorce Work

In this month of hearts and flowers, some sage advice for couples on the other end of the spectrum.

02/01/2017 By Susan Burns

Made in SRQ

Made in Sarasota: Aso Bandages

Aso's east Sarasota HQ cranks out billions of wound-care products and oversees operations in the U.S., Mexico, the Philippines and Europe.

02/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Up the Creek

Hidden in Plain Sight, Phillippi Creek is Rich in Nature and History

John McCarthy picks up a paddle and goes exploring.

02/01/2017 By John McCarthy

Black History Month

The Story of Jeffrey Bolding, Sarasota's First Slave

Jeffrey Bolding's photo reminds us that our own local history bears the stain of slavery.

02/01/2017 By John McCarthy

Road Warriors

The Battle Over Beach Road

Mike Cosentino and Elizabeth Gomez-Mayo crusade to keep a beachfront stretch of road public.

02/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

New Era

In Sarasota, Dick Cheney Talks Trump, Iraq, Women's March

"I think what we did in Iraq was the right thing to do. I still believe that."

01/23/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grab a Sign

Protesters Ready to Hit the Streets in D.C. and Here in Sarasota

Discussing Saturday's Women's March on Washington and Sarasota's local Solidarity March with organizer Shakira Refos.

01/20/2017 By Jasmine Respess

Walk This Way

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Ranks No. 10 in the Country for Pedestrian Danger

And Florida accounts for more pedestrian deaths than any other state.

01/11/2017 By Jasmine Respess

100 Years of History

Listen to These Historical Recordings

Some sounds from our history.

01/04/2017

Why I Care

Retired College Professor Mary Rainey Brings Disaster Relief to Those Who Need It

“Being able to comfort people when they’re at their most vulnerable is a wonderful feeling."

01/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Feed Your Head

Wise Up: A Guide to Sarasota's Continuing Education Classes

If you want to learn something, chances are, there’s a class for it right here in town.

12/30/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Master Teachers

These 3 Teachers are Molding Local Minds

Three continuing education teachers on how their passion drives them to teach others.

12/30/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Signs of Life

Citrus Greening Threatens the Florida Economy and a Cherished Way of Life

Scientists have been searching for ways to combat it. Now genetic research might be bearing fruit.

12/30/2016 By Daniel DeWitt