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

Sunshine Memories

We're Still Living in Paradise

Even 100 years later.

12/28/2016

Tourism

Ecotourism Nonprofit Launches New Trips

The Sarasota-based ecotourism nonprofit Ecko recently announced a new series of trips, including excursions on Sarasota Bay, the Myakka River and the Manatee River.

12/28/2016 By staff

Deals

Mosaic Purchases Assets From Brazilian Mining Company

Mosaic recently purchased phosphate and potash assets and other business interests from the Brazilian mining company Vale for $2.5 billion.

12/21/2016 By staff

Transportation

Gas Prices Rise

The average price of a gallon of gas in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice area has risen by 20.6 cents—9.9 percent—in the past month, according to numbers posted by AAA.

12/15/2016 By staff

Science

Mote Enters Final Stage of Construction on Keys Research Facility

Mote Marine Laboratory recently entered the final stages of construction on its new coral research facility in the Florida Keys and remains on schedule to open the center in the spring.

12/13/2016 By staff

Retail

Retail Trade Group Announces 2017 Legislative Priorites

The Florida Retail Federation supports state law that bans local regulations of plastic shopping bags and opposes any increase in the state's minimum wage.

12/06/2016 By staff

Education

New College, Selby Gardens Create Educational, Research Partnership

New College of Florida and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens recently launched a collaboration between their education and research departments with a focus on plant science, conservation and public outreach.

12/05/2016 By staff

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

Environment

Thursday Workshop Focuses on Sustainability

Sarasota County's 11th annual Sustainable Communities workshop covers topics such as valuing nature, strategies for smarter growth, building community resilience and local food innovations.

11/28/2016 By staff

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

Events

Civic Group Celebrates 55th Anniversary Nov. 10

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is celebrating its 55th anniversary at the Michael's on East Wine Cellar.

11/04/2016 Research by staff

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