Beach Update

High Levels of Red Tide Are Present at Many Sarasota Beaches. So Where Is It Safe to Go?

Dead fish, scratchy throats and unpleasant smells have been reported at Sarasota County beaches. Here's where it's safe to swim.

12/02/2022 By Isaac Eger

Health Hack

Don't Want to Feel Like Stuffed Turkey After Thanksgiving? Follow These Tips

We spoke with registered dietician Michelle James about some holiday health hacks to avoid the dreaded post-turkey coma.

11/22/2022 By Isaac Eger

La Ciociara

Primo Ristorante Has Closed. For Fans of Its Iconic Billboards, It's Another Example of a Vanishing Sarasota.

Chef-owner Maurizio Colucci looks back on the controversy that greeted the restaurant's billboards.

11/21/2022 By Isaac Eger

I Scream

Rise & Nye's Ice Cream Eating Contest Humbled Me

Isaac Eger competed in the shop's second annual Ice Cream Eating Championship and got rinsed.

11/17/2022 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

Do We Need to Worry About a 'Tripledemic' This Year?

We asked Dr. Manuel Gordillo, a local infectious disease specialist, how concerned you need to be about a simultaneous rise in RSV, influenza and Covid-19.

11/16/2022 By Isaac Eger

Health News

How Worried Should We Be About RSV?

We spoke with an infectious disease doctor from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to learn more.

11/10/2022 By Isaac Eger

Breaking News

Red Tide Is Now Present at Every Beach in Sarasota

Elevated levels of the fish-killing bacteria that causes red tide have been found at all 16 area beaches.

11/10/2022 By Isaac Eger

You Ask, We Answer

Are Turkeys Becoming Less Flavorful?

Tasteless turkey is a common complaint, but one local farm is trying to serve a better bird.

11/09/2022 By Isaac Eger

Swim Advisory

Where Is It Safe to Swim in Sarasota Right Now?

Officials have detected fecal bacteria and red tide in our waterways. We spoke with an expert in Sarasota water quality to find out where it's safe to swim.

11/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

Hurricane Heroes

These Sarasotans Stepped Up to Help Their Neighbors After Hurricane Ian

We asked our readers to share their hurricane heroes. Here are their responses.

11/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

How Can You Make Sure You've Got Real Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Not the Fake Stuff?

We enlisted the help of an olive oil expert to sort the good from the bad.

11/02/2022 By Isaac Eger

Civil Rights

Recent Voter Fraud Arrests Threaten to Keep People Away From the Polls

Critics say the arrest of 20 former felons for voting could have a chilling effect on Florida voter turnout this year.

11/01/2022 By Isaac Eger

Sick or Treat

The Best Halloween Candy: The Good, the Bad and the Yucky

Sarasota Magazine’s definitive 2022 Halloween candy rankings.

10/27/2022 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

Is Marijuana Becoming Too Strong?

The amount of THC in marijuana is rising. We asked a doctor if that's a concern.

10/26/2022 By Isaac Eger

In the Pursuit of Freedom

The 'Back to Angola' Festival Returns This Weekend

The weekend-long event celebrates and commemorates Bradenton's history as a destination for Black Americans fleeing enslavement.

10/20/2022 By Isaac Eger

Film

'Ask Me to Dance' Is a Bitcoin-Funded Film Inspired by Sarasota's Terrible Dating Scene

It premiered at the Hollywood 11 last Friday.

10/18/2022 By Isaac Eger

Ian's Aftermath

Has Hurricane Ian Created Another Red Tide Event?

The water Hurricane Ian dumped on to the state is making its way to sea, with ingredients for a possible harmful algal bloom.

10/13/2022 By Isaac Eger

Breaking

Riverview High Lockdown Suspected to Be Part of Statewide Hoax

Across Florida, multiple schools were searched by law enforcement after false claims about active shooters on campus.

10/11/2022 By Isaac Eger

Keeping Heads Above Water

Hurricane Ian Put Triangle Ranch Underwater

How long will Hurricane Ian's effects be felt on properties by the Myakka River?

10/10/2022 By Isaac Eger

Open Court

Payne Park Tennis Center Is Expanding Its Hours

Just in time for cooler weather.

10/06/2022 By Isaac Eger