Fast Track

Women's Sports Museum Names CEO

Christina Unkel will lead the museum’s mission to become a permanent attraction through fundraising efforts, strategic partnerships and community outreach.

03/25/2020 By Staff

Public Health

City’s Playgrounds, Parks to Close Wednesday

Outdoor park areas will remain open for walking, jogging and exercise; however, citizens are urged to follow guidelines about social distancing and public gatherings.

03/24/2020 By Megan McDonald

Public Health

All Florida State Parks to Close

Limiting hours and reducing visitor capacity have not resulted in the reductions needed to protect public health, park leadership said.

03/23/2020 By Megan McDonald

Best of Sarasota

Introducing the Sarasota Hope Photo Project

We invite you to submit photos that are uplifting, remind us why we love Sarasota and the surrounding areas, and show works of beauty or acts of kindness in these troubling days.

03/19/2020

Breaking News

DeSantis Orders Bars and Night Clubs to Close; Restricts Restaurants to Half Capacity

Several local restaurants had already started to adopt new ways of operating before the governor's order this morning.

03/17/2020 By Megan McDonald

Public Health

All Events of More Than 250 People at County Facilities Cancelled

The move is to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

03/13/2020 By Megan McDonald

Hot Buzz

Drink of the Month: El Melvin's Spicy Sweet Mezcal Cocktail

This spicy-sweet cocktail sets the bar at the new El Melvin Cocina Mexicana.

02/28/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Philanthropy

All Faiths Food Bank Kicks Off Annual Campaign Against Summer Hunger

A walk across the Ringling Bridge will launch a six-week, dollar-for-dollar match challenge of $1.4 million from April 1-May 15.

02/25/2020 By Staff

Festivals

Harvey Milk Festival to Celebrate 11th Anniversary

This year's festival will take place May 7-9, 2020.

02/24/2020 By Staff

Cajun Classic

Louisiana in a Box Has Perfected the Art of Catfish Louisianne

When the catfish and étouffée come together at Palmetto’s Louisiana in a Box, bliss ensues.

01/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

From the Editor

What Do Local Experts Predict for Our Region in 2020—and Beyond?

We’re ringing in a whole new decade, and we’re wondering what lies ahead.

01/01/2020 By Susan Burns

Fitness Fighters

Five People Who Faced Health and Fitness Challenges—and Succeeded Against the Odds

Their determination can inspire anyone ready to make a change.

12/31/2019

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

Insider's Guide

The Ultimate Guide to What to Eat, See, Do and Enjoy in Sarasota and Beyond

There’s always something new for you to experience. Let us be your guide to the fun.

12/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Business

Sarasota Chamber Advocates on Federal, State Levels for Local Business Community

The chamber’s 2020 legislative priorities include transportation, water quality, education and economic development.

12/04/2019 By Staff

How High Can You Jump?

Debbie Stephens Can Jump Higher Than Any Other Female Horse Rider

For the last 37 years, Stephens, now 69, has held onto the outdoor Ladies’ High Jump record.

12/02/2019 By Hanna Powers

Horse Whisperers

These Three Pros Help Horses Perform Their Best

Yes, even horses need therapists.

12/02/2019 By Hannah Wallace, Kay Kipling, and Cooper Levey-Baker

Pony Up

It Takes a Pile of Money to Compete in High-Level Equestrianism

Equestrian pursuits are known as the “sport of kings” for a reason.

12/02/2019 By Hanna Powers

Horse Power

Fox Lea Farm Is Bringing in Riders, Horses and Dollars

The 46-acre farm hosts 42 events every year.

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns

What a Ball

Competitive 'Joggler' Barak Hirschowitz Juggles and Runs, Mostly for Joy

"I like to feel like I’m getting people in a better mood,” he says. “I’m just having fun.”

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns