Fun Run

Join the 2020 Kids' Summer Beach Runs Until July 29

Sarasota County's popular program has gone remote, so kids and families can run on their own time.

07/22/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Brave Like Bunny

Bradenton Dog Becomes Instagram Famous, Shares Story of Hope

Bunny, a 7-month-old pitbull, has become a star on Instagram and is sharing an important message with her fans.

07/21/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Water Works

Learn How to Collect Rainwater with Sarasota County's Virtual Workshops

Sarasota County's Rain Barrel program is hosting three virtual workshops on the benefits of owning rain barrels and conserving water Aug. 15 and Sept 19.

07/16/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Plant Power

Where to Get the Best Plant-Based Burgers in Sarasota

Have a craving for a juicy burger, but looking for something meat-free? Here are some excellent plant-powered alternatives.

07/15/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Lace Up Our Running Shoes to Help Sea Turtles

Mote's 34th annual Run for the Turtles has gone virtual, meaning you can participate anytime, anywhere.

07/15/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Potato Party

Where to Get the Most Delicious French Fries in Sarasota

French fries come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some of our favorites.

07/13/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Dreamy 'I Do'

Ringling Museum Offering Special Elopement Ceremonies to Couples

Wedding plans canceled due to the pandemic? Book an intimate elopement ceremony on Ringling Museum's beautiful grounds at a reduced cost.

07/09/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Rainy Dayz

The Do's and Don'ts of Summer Lawn Care

Sarasota County doesn't allow homeowners to use fertilizer in the summertime. Here are some alternative ways to keep your grass green.

07/08/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Paddle Boarding Through Lido Key's Mangroves

Beat the heat and enjoy beautiful scenery while paddle boarding Lido Key's mangrove tunnels.

07/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Party Like a Patriot

What to Do on the Fourth of July in Sarasota-Manatee

Sarasota fireworks displays may be canceled, but here are other fun ways to celebrate the Fourth this year, with social distancing and safety in mind.

07/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Natural Beauty

See the Conservation Foundation's Summer Photo Contest Winners

Here are the winning photos of Conservation Foundation's inaugural summer photo contest, now a virtual exhibit.

07/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Human Resources

Photo Exhibit Highlights Workers Who Rebuilt Sarasota Art Museum

"Worker," a photo series shot by Barbara Banks, highlights construction workers who restored the old Sarasota High building.

06/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth Photography by Barbara Banks

Roast master

Coffee-Roasting Company Brings Ethiopian Blends to Sarasota

Blane Charlot, the owner of Buna Roaster, is gaining local recognition for her small-batch blends.

06/24/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Ice age

Stay Cool This Summer With These Delicious Frozen Treats

Chill out with locally made gelato, ice cream, popsicles, Italian ices and more.

06/18/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Feathered Friends

Ringling College Student Uses Art to Raise Awareness for Sarasota's Birds

Bird trainer turned art student Morgan Johnson creates educational posters to help preserve the area's diverse bird population.

06/12/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Food for Thought

Bradenton Farm Is First in Nation to Harvest Edible Organic Bamboo

While its citrus harvest is down, Mixon Fruit Farms turns to planting bamboo to sell to restaurants nationwide.

06/10/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Canine Courage

Sarasota Dog Advances to Semifinals of National Hero Dog Awards

Rek is a retired explosive detection dog who served five years in Iraq and Afghanistan.

06/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Books-a-Million

Sarasota Libraries to Reopen June 15

The Sarasota County library system is still encouraging patrons to reserve materials online and use the curbside pickup service.

06/04/2020 By Allison Forsyth

High Wire

Nik Wallenda Brings New Drive-In Show, 'Daredevil Rally,' to Nathan Benderson Park

Watch Nik Wallenda and crew perform death-defying stunts at his thrilling drive-in show at Nathan Benderson Park.

06/03/2020 By Allison Forsyth