Organizations Partner for Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief

"Operation Hope for Puerto Rico" will be collecting supplies for earthquake victims through Jan. 25.

01/16/2020 By Staff

Things to Do

Sarasota Celebrates Arbor Day With a Scavenger Hunt

The county's third annual "Tree Quest" is an interactive, educational way to learn about trees.

01/16/2020 By Rachel Suwak


Florida Department of Environmental Protection Reaches Agreement for Acquisition of Everglades Wetlands

The purchase would save 20,000 acres from oil drilling.

01/15/2020 By Staff

Parks & Rec

New Accessible Playground Coming to G.T. Bray Park

Manatee County Rotary Clubs have raised nearly $200,000 so far to support construction at the first park, including a $90,000 donation from Neal Communities.

01/14/2020 By Staff

Community Cleanup

Newtown Community Cleanup Set for Jan. 25

The free event will take place from 8 a.m.-noon.

01/13/2020 By Staff

Books & Beyond

Sunday Hours Return to Two County Library Locations

The Selby and Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda public libraries will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays starting Jan. 26.

01/08/2020 By Staff


Neighborhood Association Meeting Will Focus on Renewable Energy

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will host Sean Sellers of the Suncoast Climate Justice Coalition.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Water Saver

District Asks Homeowners to Skip a Week of Irrigation This Winter

According to research by the University of Florida, grass doesn’t need to be watered as often during the cooler months.

01/07/2020 By Staff


Jewish Federation, American Jewish Committee to Host 'No Hate. No Fear' Solidarity Rally

Sarasota-Manatee residents of every background and religion are invited to stand with the organizations in solidarity against anti-Semitic hate crimes.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Cookie Pro

Local Girl Scout Featured on National Cookie Boxes

Olivia Trader, a member of the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, will be seen playing guitar on the Girl Scouts' Tagalong boxes during the 2020 cookie season.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Earth Day

Enter Our Earth Day Photo Contest!

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Sarasota Magazine is inviting amateur and professional photographers to showcase the beauty of our natural environment.



Single-Stream Recycling Collection Begins This Week

Residents should begin using the new recycling carts; recyclable materials placed at curbside after Jan. 6 in the red and blue bins will no longer be collected.

01/03/2020 By Staff

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

Climate Change

Climate Adaption and Mitigation Center Receives Tax-Exempt Status

The center plans to invest $2 million into building a curated database of peer-reviewed science to inform decision-making in academia, government and the private sector.

01/02/2020 By Staff


City of Palmetto Receives $1.5 Million Infrastructure Grant

The funds are part of an effort to encourage job creation and business investment, and to strengthen and diversify rural economies.

01/02/2020 By Staff

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

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