Politics

What's It Like to Attend a Trump Rally?

Isaac Eger queued up for Ivanka Trump's event at Nathan Benderson Park this week.

10/28/2020 By Isaac Eger

Amendment 2

Should Florida Raise Its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour?

Workers and labor advocates say people can't live on $8.56 an hour. Opponents say raising the state's minimum wage will hurt small businesses.

10/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

A Line in the Sand

Who Owns Florida's Beaches?

Most Floridians—and our visitors—have no idea that their ability to stroll our beloved beaches is in jeopardy.

09/03/2020 By Isaac Eger

Destined to Play

Former NFL Linebacker—and Sarasota Resident—Reggie Williams Shares His Life in His New Autobiography

In the book, Williams recounts many moments of providence in his life.

08/31/2020 By Isaac Eger

News

How Safe Are Bean Bag 'Bullets'?

A Sarasota man was hospitalized after being shot by this “less lethal” option during a protest march in Tampa.

06/17/2020 By Isaac Eger

In Case You Missed It

We Saw the Elusive Night-Blooming Cereus Last Weekend

This otherworldly flower only blooms once a year at midnight.

05/26/2020 By Isaac Eger

Beach Tale

One Last Sunset at North Lido Beach

Isaac Eger takes a last legal walk on the beach.

03/23/2020 With Isaac Eger

Florida Primary

After Serving Her Time in Prison, a Sarasota Woman Goes to the Polls

Betty Riddle voted for the first time in her life at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex this morning.

03/17/2020 By Isaac Eger

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

Hidden Histories

Sarasota’s Black Cemeteries Have, Thankfully, Been Preserved

The history of segregation and Black cemeteries in Florida and around the country was highlighted last fall when two Black cemeteries in Tampa were discovered.

01/30/2020 By Isaac Eger

Coffee Klatch

What's Brewing at Burns Court's Project Coffee?

The new café has embarked on a social experiment.

12/02/2019 By Isaac Eger

Real Estate

Developer Purchases 1.75 Acres of Land From the Sarasota Kennel Club

JBCC Development bought a portion of the Kennel Club’s parking lot for $1.5 million.

11/14/2019 Photography by Staff

Dog Days Are Over

The Last Days of the Sarasota Kennel Club

The racing greyhounds at the Sarasota Kennel Club are gone, and their trainers have quietly left the track, too.

11/04/2019 By Isaac Eger

Down a Lazy River

Your Guide to Tubing at Four of Florida's Coolest Springs

Take a day off, head north and float down a lazy river in a low-tech inner tube.

09/02/2019 By Isaac Eger

Down a Lazy River

At Ginnie Springs, Commune With Friends—Not Just Nature

It’s a little like Deliverance, but instead of hearing dueling banjos you’ll hear "Old Town Road" blasting from someone’s Bluetooth speakers.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Down a Lazy River

How a Spring Is Born—and Endangered

Florida’s ancient geology of cracks, caves and tunnels eventually fills to the brim when we get enough rain and the surplus spills onto the surface, creating our system of freshwater springs.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Down a Lazy River

Your Guide to Tubing on Four of Florida's Coolest Spring-Fed Rivers

Take a day off, head north and float down a lazy river in a low-tech inner tube.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Down a Lazy River

Ichetucknee Springs Is a Nature Lover's Tubing Experience

In 1970, the state of Florida turned what would have been a polluted phosphate mine into the crown jewel of Florida’s springs.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Down a Lazy River

Weeki Wachee Springs Offers Family-Friendly Floats

It's an ideal spring to bring the kiddos, with three huge slides that shoot swimmers into the clear water of Buccaneer Bay.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Down a Lazy River

Rainbow Springs State Park Is the Fourth-Largest Spring Formation in Florida

And you'll share the water with a lot of critters.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger