Cheers!

The Best Happy Hours in Sarasota

A dozen hotspots where the drinks, food and deals will elevate your late-afternoon attitude.

10/31/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Megan McDonald

Lakewood Ranch

The Lakewood Ranch Tour of Homes is Oct. 20-Nov. 19

More than 70 models will be on display.

10/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

Out of Sight

What Happened to the Idea of Affordable Downtown Housing?

Downtown Sarasota is in the midst of a building boom while also facing a critical affordable housing shortage.

09/27/2017 By Susan Burns

Irma

Federal Disaster Funds Available for Sarasota-Manatee

As Sarasota-Manatee begins to recover from Hurricane Irma, federal programs are in place to help provide relief.

09/12/2017 By Megan McDonald

The Criminal Justice System

Road to Redemption

Formerly incarcerated residents struggle to rebuild their lives and overcome the stigma of serving time.

08/28/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cheers to Beer

A Tour of Sarasota's Craft Brewing Scene

From JDub's to Calusa, dive into the region's thriving world of craft beer.

06/30/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Best Burgers

The French Fry Hall of Fame

Almost any fry is a good fry. But these are all-time greats.

06/27/2017 By Megan McDonald

Best Burgers

The Best Burgers in Sarasota-Manatee

This list—our first-ever ranking of the region’s greatest hamburgers—is a tribute to an American icon.

06/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Burgers

Burger Breakdown: Shakespeare's Famous Caramelized Onion and Brie Burger

Here's how Shakespeare's puts together its famous burger.

06/27/2017 By Emma Burke

Best Burgers

Here's the Secret to Council's Bradenton Recreation's Famous Burgers

Owners and cooks come and go. The grill at Council’s Bradenton Recreation remains.

06/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Burgers

The 15 Best Burgers in Sarasota-Manatee

From brilliant mash-ups to simple classics, the 15 best burgers in Sarasota-Manatee.

06/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

Where to Live on St. Armands, Lido and Longboat Keys

Looking for a home on one of these beautiful keys? Here’s some inside info on neighborhoods to browse—and some of the neighbors, too.

05/15/2017 By Robert Plunket, Ilene Denton, Susan Burns, and Cooper Levey-Baker

Downtown Neighborhood Guide

Where to Live in Downtown Sarasota

So you want to live downtown? Here's your guide.

04/18/2017 By Robert Plunket and Staff

Downtown Neighborhood Guide

Things to Do in Downtown Sarasota

Art, culture, outdoor adventures and more--downtown Sarasota has it all.

04/18/2017 By Staff

Great Boating Adventures

Your Guide to Boating in Sarasota

You won’t miss the boat with this guide to family fun on our beautiful local waters.

03/31/2017 By Tom Bayles, Ilene Denton, and Isaac Eger

On the Hook

Freedom is Sweet for the Liveaboards Off Bradenton Beach

Living's not easy, though.

03/31/2017 By Isaac Eger

Incredible Journey

A Local Sailor Crosses the Atlantic With His 14-Year-Old Grandson

Joe Barnette and his grandson, Robbie, sailed from the Bird Key Yacht Club to England.

03/31/2017 By Ilene Denton

Great Boating Adventures

Your Guide to Boating in Sarasota

How to enjoy our beautiful waterways.

03/31/2017 By Tom Bayles

Drone Ranger

Tim Nilson Makes Parts for Drones

Former Sony Music CTO Nilson's Sarasota-based company offers high-performance components for drone-racing pilots.

03/29/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Why Millennials Struggle in Sarasota

The good news: Not all young people hate Sarasota. The bad news: The obstacles to keeping them here are bigger than most people realize.

02/14/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison