Data

Consumer Confidence Continues Upward Trend

Americans’ consumer confidence increased between October and November after also increasing between September and October.

11/30/2017 By staff

Insider's Guide 2017

Our Beaches are a Prime Nesting Site for Endangered Sea Turtles

Our beaches are a prime nesting site for endangered sea turtles.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Tourism

Selby Gardens Orchid Show Breaks Revenue Records

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' recent orchid exhibition, The Orchid Show: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, set double-digit revenue records for the gardens.

11/30/2017 By staff

Tourism

New Anna Maria Island Resort Opens

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club includes 37 guest rooms and suites, a 50-slip marina and more.

11/30/2017 By staff

Deals

Sarasota Office Suite Sold for $175,000

SAP Sons, Inc., recently purchased a 1,170-square-foot space in a Stickney Point Road office building.

11/30/2017 By staff

Insider's Guide 2017

Insider's Guide: Outdoor Resources

In Sarasota, there's plenty to do outside—from biking to water sports to festivals.

11/30/2017

Seat Assignments

Six Comfy Office Chairs with Style

Your desk chair is an integral component to a happy, healthy office space.

11/30/2017 By Jackie Rogers

Insider's Guide 2017

Meet the Threatened Florida Scrub Jay

The population has declined 90 percent since the turn of the last century.

11/29/2017 By Rick Morgan

Insider's Guide 2017

Sarasota Bay Explorers Voyages Reveal Mesmerizing Marine Life

Sarasota Bay Explorers’ 40-foot covered pontoon boats launch daily two-hour eco-tours.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Into the Wild

Where and How to Camp at Myakka River State Park

From barebones basics to rustic comfort, find your site in the park.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Into the Wild

Some Lucky People Don't Just Work at Myakka—They Live There

“Your back yard is the park."

11/29/2017 By Susan Burns

Into the Wild

Five Great Ways to Navigate Myakka River State Park

Walk, paddle, ride, boat.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Into the Wild

What to Look For on Myakka's Canopy Walkway

The walkway is one of the park's most popular attractions.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Into the Wild

Volunteers from All Over the Country Help Keep Myakka Running

Some are locals who sign up for a few hours or days a month; others—mainly retirees—come in their campers from all over the country and live in the park for months on end.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel and Kay Kipling

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

Construction

Bayfront Planning Organization Hits $2.1 Million Fundraising Goal

Nearly 60 donors have invested in a planning initiative to reimagine Sarasota's bayfront and many foundations also provided financial support.

11/29/2017 By staff

New hires

Morton's Market Picks New Pastry Chef

Sarasota's Morton's Gourmet Market recently hired Lauren Bland.

11/29/2017 By staff

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