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Can We Save Video Renaissance’s Film Collection?

Two fans of the legendary video store are raising money to purchase its immense collection and donate it to the Sarasota County library system.

09/13/2018 By Isaac Eger

Eat Drink Jump

These Three Party Boats Offer the Ultimate Sarasota Summer Experience

Three more reasons to love the water.

07/26/2018 By Isaac Eger and Cooper Levey-Baker

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