Team Sarasota

Here's How Our Sarasota Athletes Are Doing at the Olympics

Six local athletes are competing at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo—here's how they're doing and when to watch them.

07/26/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

On Guard!

The Best Lifeguards in Florida Descended on Siesta Beach This Week

A glimpse in photos of this week’s steamy Siesta Key lifeguard competition.

07/22/2021 Photography by Chad Spencer

Mental Health

Sarasota Is Facing a Youth Mental Health Crisis, and Many Parents Can't Cope

Over the past year, 85 children in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties have been removed from a home because of a parent or guardian's "inability to cope."

07/22/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

On Par

The Bobby Jones Nature Trails Have Reopened

The paths are again open to the public now that demolition to make way for future renovations has been completed.

07/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

City News

Accessory Dwelling Units Now Allowed in Sarasota Citywide

City commissioners unanimously agree to give homeowners more flexibility with their properties.

07/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Rankings

Time Magazine Names Sarasota to 'World's Greatest Places' List

It's one of just two Florida cities to make the list.

07/20/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Local Waterkeepers to Host Community Forum on Red Tide

The talk will focus on causes, effects and solutions for harmful algae blooms; it will be held at the Bradenton Yacht Club.

07/19/2021 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Magazine Wins 23 Awards at Florida Magazine Association’s Annual Charlie Awards

For the third year in a row, Sarasota Magazine has received the highest number of awards for design, writing and digital content.

07/19/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Mote Tests New Method to Kill, Bury Red Tide Cells

The process involves spraying the surface of the water with clay particles and sea water, which can combine with red tide cells to kill and bury them in sediment.

07/16/2021 By Megan McDonald

On Guard!

Siesta Beach Hosts Statewide Lifeguard Competition Next Week

Spectators are welcome to watch the free, two-day event.

07/15/2021 By Stacey Altherr

Rankings

Sarasota Named One of 10 Best Places to Live in U.S.

The city also ranked No. 2 on the "Fastest-Growing Places in the U.S." list and No. 5 on the list of "Safest Places to Live in the U.S."

07/13/2021 By Staff

Tourism

'Bed Tax' Collections Were Up Dramatically in May

The Sarasota County tax collector's office took in nearly $2.8 million in Tourist Development Tax money in May, well above normal.

07/09/2021 By Staff

Elsa

Hurricane Elsa Passed With Minor Impacts to Sarasota-Manatee

But, Climate Adaptation Center CEO Bob Bunting warns, we need to watch how much of the rainfall brings nutrients to the significant amount of red tide that's present in the Gulf.

07/07/2021 By Bob Bunting

Elsa

Normal Operations Resume in Sarasota-Manatee After Elsa

After an anti-climactic night, things are getting back to normal.

07/07/2021 By Staff

Fuel

Gas Prices Are Rising

For the first time since 2014, Florida gas prices are above $3 per gallon (and it's not due to Hurricane Elsa).

07/06/2021 By Staff

Tropical Storm Elsa

SRQ Airport to Cease Operations This Evening Due to Tropical Storm Elsa

The airport will close at 6:30 p.m. and plans to reopen tomorrow at 6 a.m. after assessing storm damage.

07/06/2021 By Staff

Tropical Storm Elsa

Elsa Barrels Down on the Southwest Coast of Florida

Strong storm effects will begin this afternoon and go through the evening.

07/06/2021 By Bob Bunting

There's an App for That

Five Apps That Will Keep You Informed During Hurricane Season

These downloads will keep you aware of what's going on in your neighborhood in the event of a storm.

07/06/2021 By Megan McDonald

Tropical Storm Elsa

Sarasota and Manatee Counties Declare States of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

Mandatory evacuations are not planned, but most government offices will be closed.

07/05/2021 By Staff

Weather

Here’s the Latest on Tropical Storm Elsa

Peak storm conditions in Sarasota will begin late Tuesday afternoon.

07/05/2021 By Bob Bunting