Rainy Day Fun

Things to Do on a Rainy Day

Don’t let the occasional shower get you down. There’s still plenty to do.

06/30/2017 By Staff

Don't be a Hammerhead

Mote's Shark Days: Get to Know Our Ocean's Misunderstood Predators

Mote's weeklong program of fun events seeks to educate the public and stress conservation efforts.

06/29/2017 By Rick Morgan

Environment

Bradenton Neighborhood Earns LEED Platinum Certification

The United States Green Building Council recently awarded current home owners in Bradenton's Mirabella with a platinum LEED certification, the highest LEED rating.

06/29/2017 By staff

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh Yeah!

Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Big Cat Habitat

There’s a jungle to be explored just beyond the Celery Fields on Palmer Boulevard.

06/29/2017 By Katherine Flanders

Family Fun Guide

19 Great Things to Do With Kids in Sarasota

You won’t sweat a summer with kids with these great activities.

06/28/2017 By Kay Kipling

News

Dates for This Year's Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival Announced

The eighth annual competition will take place November 10-13, 2017.

06/20/2017 By Megan McDonald

Environment

City Commission Approves Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

The Sarasota City Commission on Monday unanimously approved a plan to transition to 100 percent renewable energy for municipal operations by 2030.

06/20/2017 By staff

Let It Grow

William's Wildflowers Offers a Green Alternative to Conventional Wedding Flowers

Annie Schiller creates wildflower bouquets for weddings and special events.

06/15/2017 By Megan McDonald

Welcome to the Jungle

An Unused Plot of Land Becomes a Thriving Food Forest at Bay Haven School of Basics Plus

Bay Haven science teacher Rolf Hanson is using a sustainable food forest to teach valuable lessons to students.

06/13/2017 By Rick Morgan

Environment

City Commission Offers Support for Renewable Energy Pledge

The Sarasota City Commission this week unanimously authorized a proposal to join the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign to transition to 100 percent renewable energy sources.

06/09/2017 By staff

Environment

Free Green Building Design Class Takes Place June 14

University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences extension office in Sarasota County and the county's sustainability department are offering a free class in local green building design.

06/09/2017 By staff

Environment

Plan to Sell Public Land Near Celery Fields to Be Discussed Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a discussion of the Sarasota County Planning Commission's recent decision to recommend denial of plans to sell public land adjacent to the Celery Fields.

06/08/2017 By staff

Environment

Mote Marine Launches New Red Tide Reporting App

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium recently released a new free app that encourages users to report instances of red tide.

06/06/2017 By staff

Environment

Hurricane Season Begins

The annual Atlantic hurricane season began Thursday, with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters predicting a 45 percent chance of above-average hurricane activity.

06/02/2017 By staff

Heat Wave

Think Sarasota Summers are Unbearable? Just Wait.

Here's what rising temperatures will mean for our region.

06/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Queen of the Night

Rare Cactus Will Bloom Tonight at Selby Gardens

The gardens will host a viewing party for this once-a-year bloom.

05/31/2017 By Megan McDonald

From the Editor

A Gator Tale

In Florida, gators can be the biggest of all pests

05/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

Siesta Takes the Crown

Dr. Beach Awards Siesta Beach With Top Honor

Siesta Beach earns the coveted top spot on Dr. Beach's annual top 10 list.

05/25/2017 By Rick Morgan

Tourism

'Dr. Beach' Picks Siesta as Country's No. 1 Beach

Stephen Leatherman, popularly known as "Dr. Beach," announced Thursday that he ranks Siesta Beach as the country's No. 1 beach.

05/25/2017 By staff

Openings

Recycling Company Plans New Sarasota Facility

Single Stream Recyclers—based in Cocoa, Florida—is planning to build a new facility in north Sarasota and hire up to 80 new employees by the end of 2018.

05/18/2017 By staff