You Are Not Alone

Covid-19 Is Fueling America’s Loneliness Epidemic

The pandemic has left millions of Americans cut off from other people, and public health experts say the consequences could be dire.

09/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

Welcome to North Manatee County

Tremendous growth and country charm mark this appealing region.

07/06/2020 By Ilene Denton

Science and COVID-19

Can High Humidity Slow the Spread of COVID-19?

Research by a retired Longboat Key engineer suggests it might.

04/29/2020 With Pam Daniel

Coronavirus

Bank of America Foundation, Academy at Glengary Collaborate to Support Mental Health

The academy received a $10,000 Workforce Development grant from the Bank of America Foundation to support members who have lost jobs or are in search of employment.

04/15/2020 By Staff

Best of the Year

Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2019

MTV's "Siesta Key" red tide, the new Sarasota Art Museum and more topped the list this year.

12/30/2019 By Megan McDonald

Atomic Mod

Home Tour: A ’60s Southgate Ranch Meets the 21st Century

Southgate's concrete-block ranch-style residences were carved from more than 1,200 acres of orange groves in the late 1950s and ’60s.

10/30/2019 Photography by Ilene Denton

Guide to Giving

Francis Folkers Doesn't Mind Getting Dirty at Oscar Scherer State Park

Folkers agonizes over the loss of Florida’s habitat to development.

09/02/2019 By Olivia Letts

Guide to Giving

John Murphy Puts His Organizational and People Skills to Work at All Faiths Food Bank

In just the first half of 2019, Murphy had volunteered 725 hours.

09/02/2019 By Olivia Letts

Guide to Giving

Terry Davis Finds Fulfillment Tutoring and Mentoring Newtown Students

“As long as I’m kicking, I’m going to be working with students.”

09/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Guide to Giving

Jay Traverso Found a Passion For Habitat for Humanity

“You get so lucky, there comes a time where you need to give back,” he says.

09/02/2019 By Hanna Powers

Guide to Giving

Team Tony Provides Cancer Support Through Friendship

"I want everyone to know that a diagnosis is not an ending.”

09/02/2019 By Megan McDonald

Guide to Giving

The Academy at Glengary Provides Hope, Job Skills and Community to Those With Mental Health Conditions

Work is the main focus, and the Academy trains its clients—called members—in fields from the culinary arts to technology to customer service.

09/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Guide to Giving

The Lost Pet Services 941 Facebook Page Reunites Lost Pets With Their Owners

“That’s the goal: to be the one place people can go to, so that no pets fall through the cracks.”

09/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

A Garden of Delight

The Children's Garden is Full of Delight

Joan Marie Condon founded The Children’s Garden because she worried that development was limiting green space for children—and that technology was taking over the focus in their lives.

09/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Putting the Pieces Together

Has a Longboat Key Retiree Solved the Puzzle of Red Tide?

The effects of red tide and how we might mitigate it remain as relevant as ever.

04/30/2019 By Pam Daniel

Picture This

A Day in the Life of Sarasota

Photographers Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, Brad McCourtney and Chad Spencer span the region to capture the things people do and the places they go, from sunrise to moonrise.

02/28/2019 Photography by Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, and Brad McCourtney By Chad Spencer

Picture This

A Day in the Life of Sarasota

Photographers Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, Brad McCourtney and Chad Spencer span the region to capture the things people do and the places they go, from sunrise to moonrise.

02/26/2019 Photography by Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, Brad McCourtney, and Chad Spencer

Hot 'Hoods

Is Parrish the New 'Center of the Universe'?

Developers say yes, thanks to Parrish's "freakishly convenient location," new high school and planned 23,000 new homes.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Fertile Ground

Open Arms Surrogacy Celebrates Its 15th Year Helping Couples Who Struggle With Infertility

Souad Dreyfus’ surrogacy business satisfies a growing demand.

08/29/2018 By Nancy Joy Cook

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Jan. 18-24

Taste of St. Armands, Moon Over Myakka, two new plays at FST and more.

01/18/2018 By Ilene Denton