Small Business Grant Program Opens for Applications May 19

To be eligible, a business must have a physical structure located in the city limits with 25 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.

05/15/2020 By Staff


Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Postponed Until 2021

Next year’s race is scheduled for June 25-27, 2021.

05/11/2020 By Staff


You're Invited: Our Virtual Ribbon-Cutting to Celebrate 'Sarasota Heroes,' Our Mural of Gratitude

The mural is dedicated to our local health care professionals and their tireless work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/11/2020 By Staff

Coping with COVID-19

All Faiths Food Bank CEO Sandra Frank on Feeding our Neighbors in This Time of Need

‘People have to eat, and if they don’t have the resources, where are they going to get food?’

05/07/2020 By Ilene Denton


How COVID-19 Is Impacting People on the Edge

The pandemic is exacerbated by a broken Florida unemployment benefits system that has left hundreds of thousands of jobless residents still waiting for their first assistance checks.

05/06/2020 By David Hackett


Federal Judge Rejects Sarasota County Commission Redistricting Lawsuit

Race was not a predominant motive in the county's November redistricting maps, Judge William Jung ruled.

05/04/2020 By Staff


It's National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Experts are predicting an above-average season.

05/04/2020 By Staff

Coping with COVID-19

When Will Tourism Return to Sarasota County, and in What Form?

Virginia Haley on how Visit Sarasota is planning for the near future.

05/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Best Of Sarasota 2020

Editors' Picks: The Best New Restaurants, Shops, Arts Experiences and More in Sarasota

When the coronavirus pandemic is over, our editors have chosen the places you've got to visit. We're counting on them pulling through.


Generation climate

Sarasota Teens Have Become Leaders in the Fight to Slow Climate Change

Sarasota Students 4 Climate organizes "climate strike" protests in downtown Sarasota.

04/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Breaking News

Selby Gardens Adopts Historic Spanish Point as Companion Campus

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will now be an umbrella organization with two distinct campuses: its downtown Sarasota location and Historic Spanish Point.

04/17/2020 By Staff


Our New Normal: Scenes From Sarasota During COVID-19

What does Sarasota look like with social distancing and "safer at home" guidelines in place? We took to the streets to find out.

04/14/2020 Photography by Barbara Banks and Gigi Ortwein


How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Affecting Sarasota's Homeless

“It's real tough to shelter in place when you don't have a place," says Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin.

04/09/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Things To Do

Sarasota County is Livestreaming Sunsets Tuesdays and Fridays

‘Almost like being there in person, except for the sand in between your toes.’

04/07/2020 By Ilene Denton


The Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Braces for an Uptick in Emergency Calls

'We're definitely concerned,' says SPARCC executive director Jessica Hays, 'because people are really isolated right now.'

04/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Who We Are

Sarasota's Demographics Are Changing. Here's Why That Matters

Yes, we’re getting older, but we’re also getting browner. How our population is changing, and what it means.

04/01/2020 By Dan Fost


Images of Hope: The Sarasota Hope Photo Project

We're inviting the community to submit photos that remind us why we love Sarasota and the surrounding areas, and show works of beauty or acts of kindness in these troubling days.



‘I Support Local’: A T-Shirt Company Rallies Around Local Restaurants

“We will look back on these times and realize we all got through this together.”

03/27/2020 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

Save Our Y Rebrands, Takes Ownership of Former Sarasota YMCA Properties

The $4.4 million real estate transaction took place earlier this week.

03/26/2020 By Staff