Best beers

The Best Breweries in Sarasota-Manatee

With a dozen breweries to choose from, our region’s craft beer scene has never been better. Here's what's on tap.

10/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

On the Road

A Sarasota Couple Brings New Love to a Classic Motorcoach

Their passion project took four hours every day for a year.

08/31/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Safe Space

The Turtle Safe Toy Box Offers a Place for Unwanted Beach Toys

Don’t want that broken pail and shovel? Caleb Jameson has a solution.

08/17/2020 By Allison Forsyth and Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Generation climate

Sarasota Teens Have Become Leaders in the Fight to Slow Climate Change

Sarasota Students 4 Climate organizes "climate strike" protests in downtown Sarasota.

04/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Virtual Reality

Sarasota County Libraries Are Helping Us Stay Busy and Connected at Home

Miss taking trips to the library? There's a whole digital world to explore.

04/14/2020 By Allison Forsyth

The Ballpark Food Hall of Fame

What to Eat at Ed Smith Stadium, LECOM Park and CoolToday Park

These days, going to a spring training game means indulging in gourmet cuisine.

03/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fighting Fire With Fire

Florida Is Burning, and That's a Good Thing

Throughout Florida’s history, its ecology has been entangled with fire.

02/28/2020 By Isaac Eger

Restaurant Review

At Shore's Longboat Key Location, Food and Ambiance Share the Spotlight

The second outpost of the popular restaurant opened on Longboat Key last October.

02/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

A Marathon, Not a Sprint

A Social Worker Shares Her Top Tips for Caregivers

“There are four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.”

01/19/2020 By Shelby Schwartz

Make Fitness Fun

Sarasota's Best Fitness Classes

Why not break out of your exercise rut and try something completely new?

01/16/2020 By Susan Chitwood

Living Small

Tour a 680-Square-Foot Home in Southside Village

It's like something out of a storybook.

01/02/2020 By Robert Plunket

Living Small

Peek Inside the First Shipping Container Home in Sarasota County

Bill and Kathryn Birkholz have not just a new house but a whole new lifestyle.

01/02/2020 By Robert Plunket

Good Deeds

Darwin Brewing Company Partners With Grocery Stores, Distributors to Support Mote

The company's Revival Session IPA and Leatherback Lager are available at local Winn Dixie stores now.

12/15/2019 By Staff

Captains Courageous

Sarasota Youth Sailing Has Taught Generations of Kids to Sail

Today the nonprofit serves 450 students, ages 5 to 18, in summer and spring camps and on racing teams.

09/01/2019 By Pam Daniel

Books & Beyond

New Public Libraries Chief Renee DiPilato Says Libraries Are “The Great Connectors”

“The library was always a stable presence in my life,” she says.

09/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Falling in glove

Baseball Is Just One of the Reasons to Hit Up a Game at LECOM Park This Summer

The Bradenton Marauders are hosting a number of special events during their summer season. We picked four of the best.

06/17/2019 By Olivia Letts

Posy Power

Meet Floral Manager Jerry Bonvissuto—and Learn How to Arrange Flowers Like a Pro

Bradenton snowbird Bonvissuto is a volunteer in the fall and winter and a full-time floral arranger for a couple with a 35,000-square-foot, 300-acre grand estate in the spring and summer.

04/29/2019 By Ilene Denton

Just Say Yes

We Tried It: FST's Improv Workshop

“Anatomy of the Story” is a class taught by two members of the Austin-based improv comedy troupe Available Cupholders.

02/28/2019 By Isaac Eger

Healthy Beginnings

First 1000 Days Sarasota County Gives Hope to Moms and Babies

The care their children receive during their first 1,000 days will go a long way toward determining the trajectory of their lives.

02/04/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Stylin'!

Ringling College Students Rebrand an International Menswear Company

Ringling's Collaboratory began five years ago as an initiative of Ringling president Larry Thompson with support from the Patterson Foundation.

01/24/2019 By Hannah Wallace