First Person

'They Almost Lost Me Three Times': A COVID-19 Patient Shares His Story

Steve Hefler was hospitalized for 49 days after contracting the coronavirus.

05/22/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Love in the time of COVID

Professor Offers Tips on Dealing With Relationship Conflict During the Pandemic

Dr. Joanna DeValia recently shared her program "Romantic Competence" through Lakewood Ranch's Brain Health Initiative.

05/21/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Due for a 'Do

How Two Local Hair Salons Are Adjusting to Reopening

Not sure if you're ready to venture out for a haircut? Here's what two local salons are doing to keep customers safe.

05/20/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Mental Health

A Sarasota Social Worker Is Offering Free Virtual Therapy for Essential Workers

Jeffery Frank is one of several therapists who have started a new nonprofit that provides free or reduced-cost therapy sessions to essential workers nationwide.

05/19/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Couch Cuisine

Where to Get the Best Takeout in Sarasota Right Now

Because of COVID-19, many of us are ordering takeout more often than ever before. Here are our current go-to destinations for an at-home feast.

05/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Allison Forsyth

Just for Kids

Summer Camps Are Still Happening, But Some of Them Will Be Online-Only

Keep your kids busy this summer with these fun virtual and in-person summer camps.

05/13/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Ask an Allergist

Know Thy Sneezes: The Difference Between Seasonal Allergies and COVID-19

Sarasota allergist Dr. Hugh Windom breaks down the difference between seasonal allergy and coronavirus symptoms. (His answers will make you feel better!)

05/08/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Mamma Mia!

Celebrate Mother's Day With These Takeout Options

A number of local restaurants are offering Mother's Day meals to-go this year.

05/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Art From The Heart

Introducing Our Mural of Gratitude, a Tribute to Sarasota's Healthcare Heroes

Sarasota Magazine has commissioned a local artist to create a mural called "Sarasota Heroes," honoring our community's healthcare workers. Here's a sneak peek.

04/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Stargaze

Celebrate National Astronomy Day with The Bishop Museum

Learn all about the night sky with these free virtual lectures on Saturday, May 2.

04/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Bear With Us

St. Petersburg Couple Marries With an Actual Bear as Their Ring Bearer

Animal lovers Rita Janecek and Joseph Schaar marry at Bearadise Ranch alongside Carol the bear, after plans to wed in Alaska fell through.

04/28/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Dawn of the Dead

It's Not Too Late For Kids To Join World's Largest Zombie Movie

A local family has partnered with the Sarasota Film Festival to create an online experience for kids stuck at home.

04/23/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Helping Hand

'Feed A Healthcare Hero!' Program Donates Meals to Local Hospital Workers

Michael Saunders realtor Brian Loebker has initiated a program that delivers meals to healthcare workers and supports local restaurants.

04/23/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Local Produce

You Can Still Go Blueberry Picking at Albritton Fruit Farms

Pick fresh blueberries, then use your bounty to make blueberry pancakes. You won't regret it.

04/17/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Talks

'Even Cheetahs Slow Down' Webinar Motivates Leaders to Embrace Change

Guest speaker Julie Henry applies her wildlife research to the business world, and shares how leaders can survive and adapt to change.

04/16/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Virtual Reality

Sarasota County Libraries Are Helping Us Stay Busy and Connected at Home

Miss taking trips to the library? There's a whole digital world to explore.

04/14/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Easter Sunday

Pick Up Easter Dinner at One of These Local Restaurants

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of local restaurants are offering easy takeout options this year.

04/08/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Moonstruck

Catch a Glimpse of the Full Pink Super Moon Tonight

The largest full moon of the year will rise tonight. It symbolizes renewal and rebirth.

04/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Grocery list

Restaurants Have Begun Selling Groceries and Paper Goods, Too

Running out of milk, eggs or even toilet paper? These restaurants may be able to help you out.

04/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Q&A

Do Natural Remedies Really Boost Immunity and Protect Us From Viruses?

A Sarasota Memorial Hospital nutritionist answers common questions about natural remedies like vitamin C, zinc, elderberry syrup and more.

04/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth