Gift Guide

Best Gifts For the Sarasota Creative

When it comes to giving your beloved creative a gift, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some that are sure to surprise.

04/12/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Volunteers

Florida State Parks Foundation Recognizes Volunteer Contributions

The recognitions include volunteers in Sarasota-Manatee.

04/07/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

USF Receives $5 Million Gift from Jeff and Penny Vinik For On-Campus Stadium

The Viniks live in Sarasota on St. Armands Circle.

04/06/2022 By Staff

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Siesta Key

Siesta Key is home to one of the world's most famous beaches—plus plenty of great restaurants and places to party.

03/17/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Do It Right

What to Know About Fishing Regulations

Plus, how to protect marine life while you're on the water.

03/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Fishing Guide

Where to Fish in Sarasota-Manatee If You Don't Have a Boat

Cast a rod or net from Sarasota's beaches, bridges, piers and parks.

03/01/2022 By Staff

Fresh Catch

What It's Like to Go Fishing for the First Time

Florida likes to boast it’s the “fishing capital of the world,” with more than 8,436 miles of coastline, miles and miles of rivers and 7,700 lakes.

03/01/2022 By Susan Burns

The Eagle Has Landed

The Dump Is Probably the Best Place to Spot the Once-Endangered Bald Eagle (Yes, Really)

In his new book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack Davis details how there have been two kinds of bald eagles throughout American history: the symbol and the living bird.

03/01/2022 By Isaac Eger

world-class multitasker

Local 'Joggler' Barak Hirschowitz Is Training to Compete in the Chicago Marathon

Barak Hirschowitz juggles is training to run and juggle in the 2022 Chicago Marathon, and so is his 76-year-old father, Jack.

02/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

In the Mood for Love

Make Your Valentine's Day Reservations at One of These Romantic Restaurants

Book a date night at one of these spots, pronto.

02/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Real Estate

Sarasota Housing Market Ranked No. 2 in New Wall Street Journal Report

Lifestyle and options to remote work remotely are a major driver behind the influx of new residents.

01/27/2022 By Staff

Politics

Panel Discusses 'Who Owns Florida's Beaches?'

Inspired by an award-winning Sarasota Magazine story, a Sarasota Tiger Bay Club panel on Thursday discussed the complex legalities of where the public beach ends and where private ownership begins.

01/06/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Big Story

How the Brian Laundrie Case Hurt Florida

A manhunt, a dead body and a media frenzy over the Gabby Petito-Brian Laundrie tragedy have scarred Carlton Reserve, of our state's most beautiful parks.

12/31/2021 By Isaac Eger

Health News

Pineapple Yoga Studio Relaunches 'Love Your Brain' Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury

Classes are free and designed for individuals with traumatic brain injury and their caregivers.

12/22/2021 By Staff

Free & Freeish

Yes, We Have Great Nightlife in Sarasota—Here's Where to Find It

Best of all: none of these options cost more than $10.

12/01/2021 By The Editors

Lakewood Ranch

Forestar Unveils Phase One Plans for Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch

The 700-acre development will ultimately be home to 300 homesites.

11/18/2021 By Staff

Happy Trails

Five Bike Trails to Please Any Kind of Rider

We’ve found five rides off the beaten path, from urban to rural, inland to coastal, that offer variety in scenery and skill level.

11/01/2021 By Isaac Eger

Meals on Wheels

Sarasota's Best Food Trucks

These seven mobile businesses make food that easily rivals what you'll find at a great restaurant.

10/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Red-Hot Neighborhoods

Home Sales Are Sizzling in These Sarasota-Manatee Neighborhoods

With listings scarce and prices going through the roof, the Sarasota-Manatee real estate market has entered an unprecedented era.

10/11/2021 By Ilene Denton

Best Restaurants

The Best Restaurants in Sarasota

Where to eat right now—and what to order when you're there.

10/07/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker