County Commission to Discuss Recycling Facility Near Celery Fields Wednesday

The commission is set to discuss whether to rezone 16 acres of property near the Celery Fields to allow for the construction of a recycling center.

08/18/2017 By staff


Free Class Covers Electric Vehicles, Charging Infrastructure

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Sarasota County’s sustainability department are leading a free class on electric vehicles.

08/18/2017 By staff


Ethical Ecotourism Nonprofit Recognizes Local Operators

The Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism recently recognized several ecotour operators in Sarasota and Manatee counties for their outstanding business practices.

08/16/2017 By staff


Manatee County Recognized for Cutting Energy Use

Manatee County has reduced its kilowatt hours nearly 7 percent over the past five years.

08/11/2017 By staff


College Installs New Solar Array

The local contractor Brilliant Harvest recently completed installation of a solar photovoltaic array on the New College of Florida campus.

08/11/2017 By staff

From the Editor

Our Snooty, Ourselves

Remembering the South Florida Museum's beloved manatee.

08/07/2017 By Pam Daniel

Shark Tank

Real Life Controversy Dogs MTV's Siesta Key

Just days before the show premiered, social media sleuths connected star Alex Kompothecras to a viral video that showed four young men, two from prominent Manatee County families, gleefully dragging a shark behind their boat at high speed until it died.

08/02/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Growing Stronger

Seeds of Hiroshima Exhibit Opens at Selby Gardens

In anticipation of the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bomb, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens reveals its newest exhibit.

08/02/2017 By Katherine Flanders

No Frenzy Necessary

Want to Help Mote Staff, Learn Something and Have Fun? Try Shark Encounter.

Shark Week came and went, but the infatuation with these fascinating predators is year-round. Mote's Shark Encounter allows visitors to help Mote staff by feeding sharks.

07/31/2017 By Rick Morgan


Solar Contractor Elected to Board of State Industry Group

Bill Johnson, the president of the Sarasota solar contracting company Brilliant Harvest, was recently elected to the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association board of directors.

07/28/2017 By staff

Gone But Not Forgotten

The Fight for a Snooty Statue in Downtown Bradenton

In the wake of Snooty the manatee's tragic drowning, one local man wants to immortalize the famous sea cow in downtown Bradenton. He has the signatures, but will they be enough?

07/27/2017 By Rick Morgan

Laws of the Jungle

A Walk Through the Wild at Sarasota Jungle Gardens

There's a little bit of everything at the Jungle Gardens.

07/27/2017 By Rick Morgan

Heat Index

Five Cool Local Pools

Longing for a dip, but no pool of your own? Read on.

07/26/2017 By Emma Burke

Heat Index

How Frequent Are Local Shark Attacks?

Florida leads the nation in attacks.

07/26/2017 By Pam Daniel


Class Covers Environmentally Friendly Lawn, Landscape Maintenance

The University of Florida and Sarasota County are providing a training in green practices in lawn and landscape management and pest control.

07/25/2017 By staff

The Beast Within

Sensational Spirited Contenders Compete to Star as Sea Cow Snooty

In a quest to achieve lasting glory and fame, three contestants auditioned this week for the role of Snooty the Manatee.

07/18/2017 By Rick Morgan

Save Our Sea Turtles

Heads Up: Our Beach Furniture is Interfering with Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Plus, tips on how to help protect turtles and their hatchlings.

07/14/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Making Waves

Ginger, a Sarasota Bay Dolphin, is Spotted With New Calf

Congratulations are in order for Ginger the bottlenose dolphin.

07/12/2017 By Megan McDonald

Family Fun Guide

The Best Things to Do With Kids in Sarasota-Manatee

Your ultimate family fun guide.

07/11/2017 Edited by Ilene Denton


Sarasota County Launching 12-Month Composting Study

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Sarasota County's Solid Waste Division are looking for single-family home residents with an interest in composting.

07/10/2017 By staff