Covid-19

What Do Biden's Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates Mean For Sarasota?

The president will require roughly 100 million Americans to get vaccinated—including federal, health and some private-sector employees.

09/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

How Does Sunlight Improve Your Mood?

In Florida, we get sunshine all year. But how does this everlasting summer have a positive impact on our mental health? Two local therapists tell us.

09/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19

Sarasota Teen Entrepreneur Invents Sustainable, Breathable Face Mask

Seventeen-year-old Kylie Smith created the Exa mask years before Covid-19. Now the product is being shipped to thousands of customers nationwide.

09/14/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Environment

Celebrate 'National Cleanup Day' in Sarasota This Weekend

North and South Sarasota County parks and beaches will have community cleanup events on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8-10 a.m.

09/13/2021 Photography by Allison Forsyth

9/11

The Reporters and Politicians With President Bush on 9/11 in Sarasota Look Back on That Morning

"I never talked to him about how he felt reading to the kids that day," the president's brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, recalls. "I’ll ask him at the 20th anniversary.”

09/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

9/11

The Sarasota Teacher Who Was With President Bush on 9/11 Recalls the Minutes After

Not only did America change, but so did the lives of the students and adults at Emma E. Booker Elementary School.

09/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Is Your Caregiver Following Covid-19 Safety Protocols?

We asked Take Care Home Health CEO Susanne Wise to share the safety tips she relies on to keep her staff and clients safe and healthy.

09/08/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Why Do We Stretch Involuntarily?

After a good night's sleep, or spending too much time at your desk, you may find yourself stretching without even trying. Here's why we do it.

09/08/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoors

Accessible Outdoor Activities for Kids With Disabilities

Sarasota's Parks and Recreation department is ensuring everyone can join in the fun.

09/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Sarasota Memorial Expands ICU Due to Covid Surge

Sarasota Memorial Hospital expands its intensive care unit to accommodate severely ill Covid-19 patients

09/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Two Sarasota Nutritionists on Why Probiotics Are So Good For Us

Probiotics are live bacteria that can boost gut health, brain function and immunity. Mikka Knapp and Nora Clemens break them down for us.

09/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Can You Still Be a Covid-19 Carrier Even if You're Fully Vaccinated?

Yes—but vaccination significantly reduces severe Covid, hospitalization and death.

08/31/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Gut Feeling

Meet the IMG Academy Grads Behind Sunny Culture, a Water Kefir Probiotic Drink

It might make your tummy—and overall health—better.

08/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Walk On

The 'Sarasota Walkers' Walking Group Offers Fitness and Friendship for All

Thirty to 40 people now show up at a time, looking to make friends or get in some cardio.

08/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The pandemic

Covid-19 Antibody Treatment Now Available in Manatee County

Manatee Memorial Hospital is working with the state to provide monoclonal antibody treatments to patients who have tested positive for Covid-19.

08/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19

Where to Get a Covid Test or Vaccine in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Bookmark this list of local testing sites, vaccination sites and how to access Covid-related aid, such as rental assistance.

08/26/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Are Metal Water Bottles Healthier for You?

Single-use plastic water bottles can have a negative impact on your health and the environment. Here are some metal brands we recommend for all your hydration needs.

08/25/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19

What's the Difference Between a Covid Vaccine Booster and a Third Dose?

Covid-19 booster vaccines are different from a third mRNA shot. The latter is now being administered to the immunocompromised.

08/24/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Update

Is There Still Red Tide in Sarasota Bay and the Gulf?

Harmful algal blooms have diminished near Siesta, Lido and Longboat Keys, but are still present in Venice and south Sarasota.

08/23/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Education

Florida Scholarship to Help Bullied Kids May Now Go Toward 'Covid Harassment'

The Hope Scholarship helps bullied children transfer schools. Now, the taxpayer-funded Florida program may help children transfer to a private school if they are bullied for wearing—or not wearing—a mask at school.

08/20/2021 By Allison Forsyth