Breaking News

Manatee County School Board Approves Mask Mandate

The mandate will remain in place until Wednesday, Aug. 25, but children and employees will be allowed to opt out.

08/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth


University Town Center Will Host a Free Outdoor Fitness Series

Starting Saturday, Sept. 4, local fitness instructors will lead weekly classes covering a variety of different types of exercise.

08/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth


How Long Do You Have to Wait to Get Vaccinated After Having Covid?

The short answer: about a month. Here's some more info from local and national sources.

08/12/2021 By Allison Forsyth


Sarasota County Schools Announces New Safety Protocols

A rise in pediatric Covid-19 cases caused Sarasota County Schools to make changes to its safety measures on the first day of school.

08/11/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Back to School

Here’s What You Need to Know About Covid-19 School Safety Protocols

Here's a rundown of what the Sarasota County and Manatee County school districts are doing to keep kids and staff safe.

08/11/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What Are the Benefits of Eating Seasonal Produce?

Alyson Noune of Jessica's Organic Farm weighs in.

08/11/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Top lobster

Where to Find a Great Local Lobster Roll

The price of lobster has risen this year, but it's still easy to find a tasty, affordable roll in Sarasota.

08/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth


A Sarasota Pediatrician's Advice for Keeping Children Safe When Returning to School

SMH pediatrician Dr. Jessie Hoang shares the risks of Covid-19, delta variant and other illnesses in children returning to school, and how to stay safe.

08/05/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Helping Paws

Meet Buffy, the Covid-19 Sniffing Dog at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota hired Buffy, a Labrador Retriever service dog, to sniff out Covid-19 in positive patients.

08/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Can We Keep Our Home and Office Air Clean During Covid-19?

Bradenton allergist shares tips on how to keep air quality clean and prevent viruses and allergens from traveling in the air of your home and office space.

08/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Bird's Eye View

Ecologist Meg Lowman Will Discuss New Memoir at Bookstore1

Global pioneer in forest canopy ecology, author and speaker Meg Lowman, aka "Canopy Meg," will be talking about her new memoir, "The Arbornaut," next week.

08/03/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Rock Out

'Sarasota Rocks' Rock Painting Group Brings Smiles to Locals

The popular group has more than 8,000 members on Facebook.

08/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Sun 'n' Fun

Here's How to Choose the Right Sunscreen for You This Summer

SkinSmart Dermatology's Dr. Elizabeth Callahan shares her top tips.

07/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Breaking News

Sarasota African American Coalition Sets Plans for Museum in Motion

CEO Vickie Oldham will present updated facility plans in a city commission meeting on Monday, August 2.

07/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth


What Do We Need to Know About the Covid-19 Delta Variant and Breakthrough Cases?

Sarasota Memorial Hospital infectious disease specialist Dr. Manuel Gordillo breaks down what's happening locally.

07/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Marching To The Beat

Cardio Drumming Is the Latest Workout Craze

TikTok sensation "Cardio Drumming Donna" teaches hundreds of people how to do this upbeat, fun exercise from her home in The Villages. Similar classes are available in Sarasota.

07/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What are the Signs of Hearing Loss?

An audiologist gives us tips on preserving our hearing and when it's time to get a hearing test. (P.S.: Put away your Q-tips.)

07/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth


Busting Covid-19 Myths with a TikTok-Famous Immunologist

Morgan McSweeney, or "Dr. Noc," has been researching the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

07/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth


The Zip Codes Where Vaccination Rates Are Highest

We also looked at the rest of the state to see where vaccination rates are highest and lowest.

07/22/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Family Ties

This Bradenton Family Has a Tennis Star and Two Olympic-Bound Golfers

Sebastian Korda, 21, just played at Wimbledon. His sisters, Nelly and Jessica, will compete at the Olympics on USA's golf team.

07/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth