See Weed

A Massive Sargassum Bloom Is Headed For Florida's Beaches

The bloom is so big you can see it from space. What does it mean for Sarasota-Manatee?

03/15/2023 By Isaac Eger

swim advisory

In Addition to Red Tide, We've Got to Be Vigilant About Elevated Bacteria Levels in Our Waters Right Now

The Florida Department of Health found unsafe levels of bacteria in our Sarasota Bay this week.

03/10/2023 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

'Am I Dying Or Are Red Tide and Pollen Making Me Miserable?'

If your sinuses are already inflamed from all the pollen in the air, red tide aerosols coming off the water are going to find it even easier to get into your system and irritate you.

03/09/2023 By Isaac Eger

Let's Settle This!

Publix Subs: God's Gift to Florida or Wildly Overrated?

Our editors enter the rhetorical ring to determine the correct take.

03/07/2023 By Isaac Eger and Lauren Jackson


Go See the New Film Path of the Panther

The film follows wildlife photographer Carlton Ward, Jr. as he tries to capture an image of the first female Florida panther to make it north of the Caloosahatchee River in 43 years.

03/03/2023 By Isaac Eger

Off the Rails

A Train Carrying 30,000 Gallons of Propane Derailed Near SRQ Airport on Tuesday

What other harmful chemicals are coming through our area that we don’t know about?

03/01/2023 By Isaac Eger

Putting Down Roots

One Man's Quest to Re-Wild the Intracoastal's Forgotten Islands

“I can’t stop the real estate developers, but I can save little pieces of Florida here and there,” John Hoover says.

03/01/2023 By Isaac Eger

Red Tide Alert

Red Tide Is Back, and It's Not Going Away Anytime Soon

A red tide bloom is covering 100 square miles of the Gulf. How long will it stick around? And how did it get here?

02/28/2023 By Isaac Eger

Book ban

Shelf Indulgence Is Starting a Mobile Bookstore That Will Feature Banned Books

Shelf Indulgence is fighting statewide book bans by providing access to censored literature.

02/27/2023 By Isaac Eger

Fiber Vibes

Is Psyllium Husk Good for You?

Americans suffer from a severe lack of fiber in their diets. Supplements like pysllium husk offer a digestive lifeboat, but not without their own risks.

02/23/2023 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

What Are the Best Positions to Get a Good Night's Sleep?

Unfortunately, there isn't a simple answer.

02/16/2023 By Isaac Eger

My Furry Valentine

How Does a Furry Celebrate Valentine's Day in Sarasota?

AJ Riskey explains why stereotypes about furries are just that—stereotypes. "It’s just a costume," she says. "If someone can dress up as Superman, we can dress up as characters we made up ourselves."

02/14/2023 By Isaac Eger


Why Are Police Officers Overdosing From Fentanyl?

Despite medical evidence that shows that incidental contact with the opioid is not enough to cause an overdose, fear persists.

02/09/2023 By Isaac Eger


Canadian Neuroscientist Wins Prestigious Baranick Foundation Award

Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie is the winner of this year's Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research.

02/09/2023 By Isaac Eger

Your Health Questions Answered

Are There Harmful Metals in Our Chocolate?

High levels of lead and cadmium are in many of our favorite chocolates. What can be done to avoid them?

02/09/2023 By Isaac Eger


Manatee County Ditches Plan to Restore Confederate Monument—For Now

The monument in question was removed from outside the downtown Bradenton courthouse in 2017.

02/01/2023 By Isaac Eger

Love All

The Sarasota Open Is Upping the Ante This Year

Philanthropist and tennis enthusiast Elizabeth Moore has agreed to provide additional prize money. The hope is to make the event much larger.

01/31/2023 By Isaac Eger

Crap Load

Sarasota Has a Poop Problem

Water samples from Suncoast Waterkeeper show too much human DNA in our waterways.

01/27/2023 By Isaac Eger

Into the Wild

Join Us on a Wild Raccoon Release

We recently released raccoons that were orphaned by Hurricane Ian back into the wild.

01/23/2023 By Isaac Eger

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Local Nurse Wins Prestigious International Award

Lisa Lilligren's care and compassion received the DAISY Award, which recognizes nurses for extraordinary acts of compassion.

01/23/2023 By Isaac Eger