Into the Wild

The Myth of the Skunk Ape

Legend has it that Myakka River State Park is home to the fearsome Skunk Ape.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Into the Wild

Deep Hole is Home to Hundreds of Alligators

The park’s No. 1 attraction is a prehistoric predator.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel

Into the Wild

The Making of Myakka River State Park

Generosity, vision and the Great Depression all played a role.

11/29/2017 By Kay Kipling

Into the Wild

Into Myakka's Flooded Forest

Here's what it's like to kayak through the park during the rainy season.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

One Day

A Day in the Life of Cortez Boat Captain Kathe Fannon

Kathe Fannon makes sea adventures.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Up, Up and Away

Flyboarding Lets Mere Mortals Soar

The extreme sport of flyboarding is about five years old; here's what it's like.

11/29/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Dear Marie

Remembering Marie Selby

An ode to the woman who gave us Selby Gardens.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

From the Editor

From the Editor: That Myakka Magic

Myakka is much more than just a bunch of trees.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel

Let's Get Sandy

Meet the 2017 the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Winners

The Crystal Classic brings together locals, tourists, and international sand sculpting teams.

11/13/2017 Photography by Ella Melzer

Planning

City Climate Change Plan Outlines Threatened Infrastructure

The report predicts that the local sea level will rise by between 6.4 inches and 2.4 feet by 2050.

11/13/2017 By staff

Planning

Sustainable Communities Workshop Returns

Registration is still open for Sarasota County's 12th annual Sustainable Communities Workshop.

11/13/2017 By staff

Environment

Ocean Expert to Speak on Rising Sea Levels

Tonya Clayton is an expert on Florida's coast.

11/08/2017 By staff

Tiki Time

Plans for a New Restaurant and Tiki Bar at Lido Beach Spark Protest

Should the City of Sarasota partner with private businesses to add a 200-seat restaurant and tiki bar to Lido Beach?

11/07/2017 By Pam Daniel

Sandimonium

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Returns

The annual sand-sculpting competition returns to Siesta Key Beach Nov. 10-13.

11/01/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Rescuing the Reefs

Pioneering Research at Mote Marine Laboratory May Save the World's Dying Coral

Scientists are fighting to save the Florida Reef Tract, the contiguous United States' only coral reef—and the third largest reef system in the world.

11/01/2017 By Tony D'Souza

Power Player

County Commission Chair Paul Caragiulo Became a Social Media Hero After Hurricane Irma

Caragiulo tracked FPL's progress on his Facebook page.

10/30/2017 By Susan Burns

Frankenstorm, Revisited

After Hurricane Irma

One year after writing about how a monster storm might affect Sarasota, Robert Bowden feared his story would come true.

10/30/2017 By Robert Bowden

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Flamingos at Jungle Gardens

This month: iconic pink flamingos at North Sarasota's Jungle Gardens.

10/30/2017 Illustrations by John Pirman

Tourism

Sustainable Tourism Conference Starts Thursday

The four-day event celebrates the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism.

10/23/2017 By staff

Hurricane Maria

Federal Government to Help Florida Pay for Sheltering Displaced Puerto Ricans

The state has opened three Hurricane Maria disaster relief centers—two in Miami and one in Orlando.

10/09/2017 By staff