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

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

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

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

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

Sunshine Memories

We're Still Living in Paradise

Even 100 years later.

12/28/2016

Tweet, Tweet

This is the Best Spot for Bird-Watching in Sarasota

The Celery Fields are a hub for bird life.

11/30/2016 By David Hackett

From the Editor

How to Fall in Love with Sarasota

It starts with the sea.

11/30/2016 By Pam Daniel

Sculpt This

7th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Festival Kicks Off Nov. 11

Siesta Key Beach will transform into a sand sculpture garden. Here are the details.

11/10/2016 By Lana Allen

Food Lovers' Guide

Why I Spent a Day Killing Chickens

Cooper Levey-Baker on owning up to what eating meat entails.

10/27/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Happy Days

What It’s Like to Live in the Happiest Place on Earth

And no, we don't mean Disney World.

10/20/2016 By Megan McDonald

Instasarasota

Our Favorite Photos on Instagram This Week - 10/13/16

From serene beaches and vibrant sunsets to a day at the Ringling, here's what we loved on Instagram this week.

10/13/2016 By Lana Allen

Instasarasota

Our Favorite Photos on Instagram This Week - 10/4/16

Stormy skies, lavish sunsets and serene beaches--here's what we loved on Instagram this week.

10/04/2016 By Lana Allen

Who You Going to Call?

Waiting for Bigfoot

A Tampa Bay investigator checks out local Bigfoot sightings.

09/28/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Of Swamps and Seashores

Happy 100th Birthday, National Park System

Environmental reporter Craig Pittman on enjoying Florida's national parks.

09/28/2016 By Craig Pittman

Frankenstorm

What Would Happen if a Mega-Hurricane Hit Sarasota?

Climate change could fuel a monstrous new kind of hurricane.

09/28/2016 By Robert Bowden