Angola's Ashes

A Newly Excavated Settlement Highlights Florida’s History as a Haven for Escaped Slaves

Called one of the most significant historical sites in Florida and perhaps the U.S. by Florida historian Canter Brown Jr., Angola is a story of struggle, tragedy and, ultimately, survival in the quest for freedom.

06/27/2018 By Isaac Eger

Best Brews

In Defense of Cheap Beer

I’m a fan, and not just because of the price.

05/30/2018 By Isaac Eger

Adventures in Reading

Uncovering the Rare Treasures at A. Parker's Book Bazaar

Owner Gary Hurst's downtown Sarasota book shop is home to more than 70,000 books—plus a collection of rare artifacts and collectibles.

05/29/2018 By Isaac Eger

Cold Play

We Tried It: Whole-Body Cryotherapy

Resident lab rat Isaac Eger tries a new trend.

04/26/2018 By Isaac Eger

Taco Crazy

Life Inside a Sarasota Tortilleria

97 million tortillas and counting.

03/28/2018 By Isaac Eger

Big Moves

Mote Moves to the Mainland

The exhibits will total more than 1 million gallons and will feature sharks, coral reefs, manatees, sea turtles, otters, seahorses, jellyfish and myriad other marine species.

02/09/2018 By Isaac Eger

Great Boating Adventures

Your Guide to Boating in Sarasota

You won’t miss the boat with this guide to family fun on our beautiful local waters.

03/31/2017 By Tom Bayles, Ilene Denton, and Isaac Eger

On the Hook

Freedom is Sweet for the Liveaboards Off Bradenton Beach

Living's not easy, though.

03/31/2017 By Isaac Eger

Smoke Gets in His Eyes

On a Barstool at Memories Lounge, a 91-Year-Old Reveals His Secret of Longevity

"Mr. Phil," as he's known, is at Memories Lounge from 10 p.m.-closing every night.

03/01/2017 By Isaac Eger

My Latest Craze

Here's What Spark Growth Founder Sara Hand is Loving Right Now

Seven things she's grooving on.

02/21/2017 By Isaac Eger

Ask the Boss

3 Locals Answer: What's Your Top Priority for 2017?

Rod Hershberger, Tim Boyle and Kristen Horler weigh in.

02/20/2017 By Isaac Eger

Ask the Boss

Should Florida Implement a $15 Minimum Wage?

Three local businesspeople examine the consequences of a large pay raise.

01/03/2017 By Isaac Eger

Tanked

What It's Like in a Sensory Deprivation Tank

Writer Isaac Eger takes the plunge.

11/30/2016 By Isaac Eger

What Inspires Me

What Inspires William "Trey" Lauderdale IV

Here's what keeps the founder and president of Voalté motivated.

09/08/2016 By Isaac Eger

Chick Lit

The Existential Value of Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising chickens can change your life.

08/31/2016 By Isaac Eger

Garden of Eden

Revisiting Sarasota Jungle Gardens

As a schoolchild, I marveled at Jungle Gardens. But how would my grown-up conscience feel about animals in cages?

06/01/2016 By Isaac Eger

Breezy Rider

Is it Safe to Bike in Sarasota?

Despite its biker-friendly topography, Sarasota can be a dangerous place for pedalers.

04/05/2016 By Isaac Eger

Fare Game

A Night in the Life of a Siesta Key Pedicab Driver

Writing doesn’t pay the bills. So Isaac Eger signed up to drive a pedicab on Siesta Key.

04/01/2016 By Isaac Eger

Creativity Matters

Sir Ken Robinson Speaks at Ringling College Library Association Town Hall

Sir Ken Robinson, the most-watched speaker in the TED Talk video series, spoke at the Van Wezel on Feb. 16.

02/18/2016 By Isaac Eger

Namaste

A Guide to Sarasota Yoga Studios

Isaac Eger journeys through the many-splendored world of Sarasota yoga.

01/01/2016 By Isaac Eger