Yes Scrubs

Seeing a Scrub Jay Is a Bucket List Item for Any True Floridian

The state’s sole endemic bird species can most easily be found at Oscar Scherer State Park.

05/12/2022 By Isaac Eger

Crypto Club

Sarasota Is a Hub for Cryptocurrency Entrepreneurs

Sarasota, a place best known for its white sand beaches and its world-class arts scene, has become a destination and an incubator for some of the biggest players in the young and hungry Wild West of crypto.

05/02/2022 By Isaac Eger

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

Our Squirrels, Ourselves

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Squirrel

Squirrels, it turns out, are an extension of ourselves. So how can we live in harmony with them?

01/21/2022 By Isaac Eger

Forever Fit

Great Gyms Where You Can Get in Tip-Top Shape in 2022

We asked some svelte, sexy and supple locals, who span the gym spectrum, which gyms they think are best. Here's what they said.

01/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

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

Sound Off

Is Biden Worse on Climate Change than Trump?

Biden has just approved the largest number of Gulf drilling leases in history.

11/29/2021 By Isaac Eger

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

My Opinion

Sarasota Just Lost Some More of Its Public Beaches

Isaac Eger tells us about the new ordinance that further privatizes the Sarasota shoreline.

10/26/2021 By Isaac Eger

Rocktogenerians

The Rockstars Who Live in Sarasota Right Now

These golden oldies have taken up at least part-time residence in the region.

10/07/2021 By Isaac Eger

The Moore Method

Meet the Woman Who Wants to Save Florida

Moore has decided to use her wealth to keep the planet healthy—starting with her 1,143-acre Triangle Ranch in Myakka.

09/20/2021 By Isaac Eger

9/11

Will We Ever Know the True Story Behind Sarasota’s Connection to 9/11?

How three journalists began to uncover Sarasota’s integral role in the events of that day—and how Sarasota might be the key to the true story of 9/11.

09/10/2021 By Isaac Eger

A Story of Belonging

Hunting Burmese Pythons in the Dark of the Everglades

Who’s more Floridian? Me or the snake?

05/27/2021 By Isaac Eger

Palmistry

A Sarasota Environmentalist's New Book Is a Love Letter to the Cabbage Palm

Jono Miller's new collection of essays is meant to give the palm the credit it's due. Can he make our writer love it, too?

04/22/2021 By Isaac Eger

Looking for a Laugh?

The Bahi Hut and McCurdy’s Have Started Hosting Live, Outdoor Stand-Up Comedy

Moonlight Comedy happens outside at the Bahi Hut's newly renovated outdoor seating area. McCurdy's outdoor shows start in April.

03/29/2021 By Isaac Eger

The Invaders

Should Florida Exterminate or Accommodate Invasive Species?

Florida consistently ranks as one of the top five places in the world with the most invasive species. And the state is the world epicenter of invasive reptiles.

03/10/2021 By Isaac Eger

Politics

Do We Need an Anti-Mob Bill?

Gov. DeSantis’ proposed legislation is receiving pushback.

01/19/2021 With Isaac Eger

End of an Era

Florida Dog Racing Ends on New Year's Eve

The Sarasota Kennel Club is gone, the poker room just moved across town and a new development group has taken over.

12/30/2020 By Isaac Eger

Good Bones

A Case For the Healing Power of Chicken Feet

Our writer uses local chicken feet from Grove Ladder Farm to make nourishing bone broth.

12/04/2020 By Isaac Eger

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