Red Tide

Roskamp Institute Receives National Grant for Florida Red Tide Study

The new funding will allow the Florida red tide team at the institute to continue to examine the neurological effects of Florida red tide.

05/06/2020 By Staff

'I Was Passionate About Wanting to be a Chef'

Sarasota’s Restaurant Scene Provides Plenty of Job Opportunities

Just ask Francisco Juarez, who worked his way up from dishwasher to sous chef.

04/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

'We've Never Looked Back'

IMG Brought This Couple to Sarasota. The Region's Lifestyle Kept Them Here

“Our kids say, ‘You’re the busiest retired couple I’ve ever seen.'"

04/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

'I Have Goals and Dreams'

How Sarasota's Hispanic Community Has Changed

Yarumi Espana says her children’s experience growing up in Sarasota is “way different” from hers.

04/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Red Tide

Public Invited to a Discussion About Red Tide and Algal Blooms

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will host scientist and red tide expert Larry Brand.

06/05/2019 By Staff

Dig In

Plant Some Seeds at One of Sarasota’s Eight Community Gardens

Community gardening is a lesson in both people and plants.

05/30/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Gardening

Fertilizer Restricted Season Underway in Sarasota County

Nutrient runoff can cause harmful algal blooms that block sunlight from reaching underwater grasses, rob the water of oxygen and threaten aquatic life.

05/29/2019 By Staff

After the Bloom

A Year of Catastrophic Algal Blooms Has Local Seafood Companies Hoping For a Rebound

Overall, the Gulf seafood industry experienced huge losses last year.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Marketing

Educational Events Intended to Help Hospitality Businesses Hurt By Red Tide

Visit Sarasota County is helping hospitality businesses learn how to use Google My Business to communicate with customers concerned about red tide.

01/14/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Development Tax Collections Down

Collections were down by 12 percent in October when compared to October 2017, a drop-off likely due to red tide.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Despite Red Tide, Tourist Tax Collections Up in Most Recent Fiscal Year

Collections increased almost every month of the most recent fiscal year, but declined by 19.8 percent in August and by 32.2 percent in September.

11/16/2018 By Staff

Environment

Free Panel Examines Science of Harmful Algal Blooms and Red Tide

Experts will discuss the science behind harmful algal blooms and the effects of red tide at a free panel that runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.

11/08/2018 By Staff

Stemming Red Tide

It’s Been 12 Months Since Karenia Brevis Washed Ashore. Four Research Projects Hope to Understand Outbreaks

The key to unlocking K. brevis is meticulous monitoring over many years.

09/26/2018 By Dyllan Furness

Going Naked

This Cortez Resident Lives Without Air Conditioning. Yes, Really.

"We do fine," she says.

06/27/2018 By Pam Daniel

Standing Their Ground

Florida is Tough Terrain for Gun Control—But Local Activists Keep Trying

The Sarasota chapter, of which Carol Rescigno is the president, is the Brady Campaign’s only active one in the state. By contrast, California has 28 chapters and even Texas has three.

11/29/2017 By David Hackett

Phil's Window

Phil Barco is a One-Man Show at Davidson Drugs

“You should see all of the women that come in to flirt with him. Women in their 40s, their 50s, their 60s. They absolutely love him.”

06/28/2017 By Tom Bayles

Cultural Pas de Deux

International Talent Meets Cuban Technique at the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School

International talent meets Cuban technique at a thriving Sarasota dance school.

12/29/2016 By Sylvia Whitman