Guide to Giving

Meet our 2016 Volunteers of the Year

Young brothers who make reading fun. A 98-year-old Compeer volunteer. A woman who ensures no cat is left uncuddled. Our Volunteers of the Year have a whole lot of heart.

09/07/2016 By Hannah Wallace and Ilene Denton

Out for Blood

Zika Has Landed

The disease is just the latest threat in Florida’s long-running war against mosquitoes.

08/22/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison

Gentle into the Night

Tidewell Hospice Workers Help People Die Peacefully

You might think working with dying patients would be draining and depressing. Those at Tidewell Hospice say you'd be wrong.

07/29/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Park It

July is National Park and Recreation Month

Celebrate with fun upcoming events at Sarasota County parks.

07/05/2016 By Megan McDonald

Best Bars

6 Great Local Tiki Bars

For instant attitude adjustment, head to one of these iconic tropical hotspots.

06/22/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Mean Streets

Sarasota's Homeless Problem Makes National News...Again

A new Washington Post piece highlights Sarasota as a lightning rod for the fierce battle over homelessness.

06/03/2016 By Megan McDonald

Neighborhoods

Arlington Park Awakens

At long last, this east-of-the-Trail neighborhood is rising and shining.

06/03/2016 By Robert Plunket

Family Fun Guide

Ask a Kid: Why Do You Love Sarasota?

Young experts answer: "What's so cool about this place?"

05/10/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison

Big Pippin

Previewing Booker High School's Spring Musical

Director Scott Keys tells us about the latest production and what else his students have accomplished this year.

04/12/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Curtains Up!

Behind the Scenes of a High School Musical

Get over Glee. Forget Fame. No one outshines the kids at our own Booker High VPA.

04/06/2016 By Hannah Wallace Photography by Everett Dennison

Get Wild

20 Great Local Outdoor Adventures

Hike! Bike! Paddle! Camp!

04/05/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Happy Trails

5 Hiking Adventures for Every Level

Here in Southwest Florida, there's a trail for every kind of hiker.

04/05/2016 By Ilene Denton

Positive Spin

5 Great Local Bike Rides

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike--especially on one of these routes.

04/05/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Cozy Campers

Vintage Campers Make a Comeback

Walter Sayers restores old trailers with Second Chance Camper Restoration.

04/04/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Put Your Oar In

Five Local Aquatic Adventures for Kayakers, Canoers and Paddleboarders

From lazy canoe rides to after-dark paddleboard excursions, there's something for everyone.

04/04/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Culture City

Take a Tour of Architecturally Significant Venice Homes

Bob Plunket, our Real Estate Junkie, takes us on a tour of architecturally significant Venice homes.

02/08/2016 By Robert Plunket Photography by Everett Dennison

Calling All Nighthawks

Why We Love the Waffle House

While the world sleeps, breakfast—and an iconic American experience—await.

01/25/2016 Photography by Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide: Lakewood Ranch

There are many reasons to love Lakewood Ranch—even if you don’t live there.

01/06/2016 Edited by Ilene Denton

Real Estate

Rosemary Rising

With eight new planned projects, Sarasota's Rosemary District's long-delayed promise may be coming true.

09/04/2015 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison

Road Rage

A Look at Sarasota's Growing Traffic Problem

Brookings Institution fellow and Sarasota native Adie Tomer on what's driving our current traffic crisis.

05/01/2015 By Adie Tomer