Science

Two New Research Fellows Join Mote Lab

Two new Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellows recently joined Mote Marine Laboratory.

03/15/2017 By staff

Gulf Watch

Expert Says No Cure for Red Tide

Mote researcher say they're focusing on alleviating its effects.

03/15/2017 By Pam Daniel

Accolades

Siesta Key Beach Ranked No. 5 in the World by TripAdvisor

We're not just the No. 1 beach in the U.S.--we're No. 5 in the world.

03/06/2017 By Megan McDonald

Preview

"The Teeth Beneath" Opens at Mote Marine

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's new exhibit, featuring alligators, a baby crocodile and caimans, is now open.

03/02/2017 By Jasmine Respess

Heat Index

You and Your Pup Can Now Enjoy Most Sarasota County Parks

On Jan. 1, Sarasota County opened most of its parks to dogs.

03/01/2017 By Susan Burns

Environment

Event Aims to Raise Money for Coastal Protection

The Florida Institute for Salt Water Heritage, the Sierra Club and Suncoast Waterkeeper are hosting Brunch for the Bay at noon this Sunday, March 5.

02/27/2017 By staff

New hires

Sarasota County Names New Planning and Development Director

Sarasota County recently appointed Matt Osterhoudt as its new director of Planning and Development Services, effective March 6.

02/27/2017 By staff

Networking

Environmentally Minded Happy Hour Is Tuesday

Sarasota Green Drinks, Sarasota Architectural Salvage, Sarasota County and others are hosting "Reclaiming Your Green: A Business Networking Event" on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

02/24/2017 By staff

Place in the Sun

Siesta Key Beach Ranks No. 1 in the U.S. (Again, Some More)

TripAdvisor ranks Siesta Key beach No. 1 on its 2017 list of best beaches in the U.S.

02/23/2017 By Megan McDonald

Bee-utiful

I Tried It: Harvesting Honey at a Myakka Apiary

Writer Jasmine Respess gets a lesson in beekeeping from Jim Cutway of Myakka's Gold Apiary.

02/22/2017 By Jasmine Respess Photography by Daniel Anderson-Little

Star Trekker

De Soto Memorial No. 116 on Millennial's National Parks Tour

Mikah Meyer is visiting all 417 National Park Services sites to break a world record, inspire LGBT youth and remember his father.

02/18/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Environment

Solar Power Co-Op Hosts Public Information Event Feb. 24

A group of Sarasota homeowners last month announced the formation of a new Sarasota solar power co-op.

02/08/2017 By staff

Environment

Ribbon-Cutting Set for Recycling Facility

Waste Pro is marking the official opening of its Manatee County recycling facility with a ribbon-cutting Wednesday, Feb. 8.

02/07/2017 By staff

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

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

Transportation

County to Offer Rebates for New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Sarasota County is launching a program to boost the number of local electric vehicle charging stations.

01/06/2017 By staff

Entertainment

Reality TV Show with Mote Scientist Debuts Saturday

Tracy Fanara of Mote Marine Laboratory will compete to host a popular science and engineering TV show during "Mythbusters: The Search."

01/05/2017 By staff

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

Energy

New Solar Power Co-Op Launches

A number of Sarasota homeowners are forming a new solar power co-op, with members using group buying power to receive a discounted price on solar panels.

12/30/2016 By staff

Land That They Love

Boca Grande Residents Buy Their Own Nature Preserve

Boca Grande residents raised $20.6 million in just 60 days.

12/29/2016 By Pam Daniel