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Giving Thanks

How Sarasotans Affected by Hurricane Ian Plan to Keep Thanksgiving Traditions Alive

From Thanksgiving reversals to cooking for the community, these Gulf Coast residents carry on the spirit of the season.

11/22/2022 By Laura Paquette

Hurricane Ian

FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ian Federal Disaster Assistance

The new deadline is Jan. 12, 2023.

11/21/2022 By Staff

Good Deeds

Hurricane Ian Destroyed a Myakka Woman's Property. Then a Stranger Stepped in to Help.

Luc Dierens, the owner of Eco Pro Outdoor Solutions, stepped in to help a neighbor who needed tens of thousands of dollars in post-Hurricane Ian work.

11/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Public Displays of Affection

Sarasota's Collection of Public Art Features More Than 95 Works Citywide

We have a love affair with public art, but the road to a happy marriage isn’t always smooth.

11/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Essential Intelligence

Mangroves Are Powerful Coastal Guardians

Beyond their inherent value as living organisms, mangrove trees are vital when it comes to protecting healthy waters and fisheries—and even human development.

11/12/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi

Only in Sarasota

The Ca’ d’Zan Reflecting Pool Dates to 1926

The pool was recently restored by longtime Ringling Museum employee Ron McCarty.

11/11/2022 By John Pirman

Health News

How Worried Should We Be About RSV?

We spoke with an infectious disease doctor from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to learn more.

11/10/2022 By Isaac Eger

Breaking News

Red Tide Is Now Present at Every Beach in Sarasota

Elevated levels of the fish-killing bacteria that causes red tide have been found at all 16 area beaches.

11/10/2022 By Isaac Eger

Tropical Storm Nicole

Sarasota, Manatee County Schools Will Close on Thursday, Nov. 10, Due to Tropical Storm Nicole

Schools plan to reopen on Friday, Nov. 11.

11/09/2022 By Megan McDonald

Limelight

Photos: Children First's 'Flip Flops and Fashion'

Proceeds benefited Children First, which provides Head Start and Early Head Start services in Sarasota County.

11/09/2022 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Photos: Children First's Rockin' Lobster Beach Party

Lobster, libations and s'mores on the Venice Fishing Pier made for a lovely evening.

11/09/2022 By Lori Sax

Tropical Storm Nicole

Tropical Storm Nicole: Warnings and Storm Surge Impacts for Tonight and Thursday

Here's what the Suncoast can expect over the next 24 hours.

11/09/2022 By Bob Bunting

Weather

Tropical Storm Nicole Is Slowly Moving Toward the Bahamas, Southeast Florida Coast

Sarasota needs to be prepared for very high tides, some storm surge with onshore winds, and flooding, says meteorologist Bob Bunting.

11/08/2022 By Bob Bunting

Weather

The Suncoast Will Feel the Effects of Subtropical Storm Nicole Wednesday and Thursday

Heavy rains will occur and there is a possibility for coastal flooding along the barrier islands and bayfronts from Venice to Tampa Bay.

11/07/2022 By Bob Bunting

Food Distribution

All Faiths Food Bank to Host Turkey Distribution Event on Wednesday

The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota.

11/07/2022 By Staff

The Tropics

Subtropical Storm Nicole Poses a Threat to Florida

For the Suncoast, it is becoming probable that gales force winds and heavy flooding rains will be our impact—at minimum.

11/06/2022 By Bob Bunting

Not Again

Another Tropical Threat Is Brewing in the Atlantic

Meteorologist Bob Bunting predicts another named storm will form that could intensify as it approaches Florida, thanks to warm seas.

11/05/2022 By Bob Bunting

Swim Advisory

Where Is It Safe to Swim in Sarasota Right Now?

Officials have detected fecal bacteria and red tide in our waterways. We spoke with an expert in Sarasota water quality to find out where it's safe to swim.

11/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

Hurricane Heroes

These Sarasotans Stepped Up to Help Their Neighbors After Hurricane Ian

We asked our readers to share their hurricane heroes. Here are their responses.

11/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

Red Tide

Sarasota Health Department Reports Elevated Levels of Red Tide at Area Beaches—Again

The beaches with elevated levels of red tide include Venice Beach, Service Club Park, Venice Fishing Pier, Brohard Beach, and Caspersen Beach, Manasota Key, and Blind Pass.

11/01/2022 By Megan McDonald