People to Watch

Meet Three Sustainable Seafood Innovators

Get to know Allie ElHage, Kevan Main and Steve Phelps.

04/03/2019 By Susan Burns

After the Bloom

A Year of Catastrophic Algal Blooms Has Local Seafood Companies Hoping For a Rebound

Overall, the Gulf seafood industry experienced huge losses last year.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Get Out Your Weber

How to Conquer a Classic Florida Dish: Smoked Mullet

History rarely tastes this good.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Law

Elbrecht Named New County Attorney

Elbrecht, whose tenure began April 1, replaces retiring county attorney Stephen DeMarsh.

04/03/2019 Photography by Staff

Pier Review

Tony Saprito Pier to Temporarily Close on Friday

The 40-year-old pier will undergo a comprehensive inspection.

04/03/2019 Photography by Staff

Limelight

Historic Spanish Point Bee-Dazzled Spring Luncheon

A bee-inspired menu was served, and Sarasota Honey Company head beekeeper Alma Johnson spoke about bees and the products she sells.

04/03/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Leadership

Chapman Named to Leadership Manatee Board of Governors

The attorney is a 2017 Leadership Manatee graduate.

04/03/2019 By Staff

Cannabis Quest

Florida's Attitude Toward Pot is Warming. But What Does it Take to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Sarasota?

With his wife in pain, Tony D’Souza goes on the hunt.

04/02/2019 By Tony D’Souza

Why I Care

Jane Watt Harnessed the Power of Collective Philanthropy to Create Impact 100 SRQ

Watt has seen membership soar to 107 women, each of whom contributes $1,000 annually.

04/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

Call of the Wild

The Sarasota Sea Lion Preserve Opens to the Public in Myakka City

Marco Peters, who previously trained big cats for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is the man behind the for-profit preserve.

04/02/2019 By Dyllan Furness

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: The Selby House

Illustrator John Pirman sketches the historic Selby House.

04/02/2019 Illustrations by John Pirman

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Returns to Havana

Sixty years after fleeing Havana during the Cuban Revolution, our humor columnist returns for the first time to the changed island nation.

04/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

From the Editor

From the Editor: Why Is the Lionfish Population Decreasing?

Susan Burns on lionfish and Mother Nature.

04/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Good Causes

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.

The grant supports Teen Court's preventative and behavioral services programs.

04/02/2019 By Staff

Limelight

WBTT April Fool's Fete 2019

The family picnic-style event raised money for Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's education programs.

04/02/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Appointments

Gayle Guynup Elected to JoshProvides Board of Directors

"I am anxious to help spread the word that epilepsy does not define who we are, but rather is something we have and learn to live with,” Guynup says.

04/02/2019 By Staff

Meetings

Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations to Preview City's Master Transportation Plan

In addition to traffic, city planners are examining how to move people around the city safely and comfortably on foot, bicycle and improved transit service, and in new ways such as automated and connected vehicles, water taxi, and more .

04/02/2019 By Staff

Appointments

DeSantis Appoints University of Florida Scientist Tom Frazer as Florida's Chief Science Officer

Frazer will lead efforts to address some of Florida’s most critical environmental challenges, including red tide and harmful algal blooms.

04/02/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Firefly Gala 2019

The ninth annual gala also celebrated 25 years of Forty Carrots Family Center's programs for children and parents.

04/01/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Wine Walk to Ca' d'Zan

With the theme of the World's Fair, the seventh annual walk featured international food and wine pairing stations on The Ringling grounds.

04/01/2019 Photography by Lori Sax