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


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


A Guide to Sarasota Yoga Studios

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

01/01/2016 By Isaac Eger


Seeking Enlightenment at Sarasota's First-Annual Mystic Bazaar

Isaac Eger reports from the first-ever Mystic Bazaar.

12/01/2015 By Isaac Eger

Young Professionals

A Night at the YPG

Can a young professional like me find a satisfying job and social life in Sarasota?

03/31/2015 By Isaac Eger Photography by Everett Dennison


Jerusalem II

In this update, Isaac realizes the parallel between crossing the boundaries in basketball and crossing the territorial boundaries of Israel.

08/18/2014 By Isaac Eger


Jerusalem 1

In this installment, Sarasotan Isaac Eger plays a pick-up game that's interrupted by an air raid.

08/18/2014 By Isaac Eger


The Land of Milk and Honey

In this update, Isaac travels to the West Bank, discovers his fears are unwarranted and watches from the court as bombs explode each other overhead.

08/18/2014 By Isaac Eger