Red Tide

Mote Tests New Method to Kill, Bury Red Tide Cells

The process involves spraying the surface of the water with clay particles and sea water, which can combine with red tide cells to kill and bury them in sediment.

07/16/2021 By Megan McDonald

Red Tide

Red Tide Is Back in Sarasota-Manatee

Suncoast Waterkeeper's Justin Bloom says the Piney Point crisis played a major role.

07/12/2021 By Megan McDonald

There's an App for That

Five Apps That Will Keep You Informed During Hurricane Season

These downloads will keep you aware of what's going on in your neighborhood in the event of a storm.

07/06/2021 By Megan McDonald

Tropical Storm Elsa

DeSantis Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

State officials are urging Floridians in Elsa's forecast path to begin preparing for potential impacts as early as Monday.

07/03/2021 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Season

Here's A List of Local Hurricane Evacuation Centers

Visit SCGov.net and MyManatee.org for the most up-to-date information on shelters, including Covid-19 protocols.

07/02/2021 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Season

Do You Know Your Evacuation Zone?

Use Sarasota and Manatee counties' interactive tools to find evacuation levels and routes, shelters and more.

07/02/2021 By Megan McDonald

Gift Guide

Six Great Father's Day Gifts for Dad

Boring gifts, be gone—we've rounded up fun presents for every kind of father figure.

06/17/2021 By Megan McDonald

Lost and Found

A Conversation With Chef Erin French, Star of The Lost Kitchen

“When you grow up in America, there’s all this pressure to be perfect. But that sets us up for failure."

05/25/2021 By Megan McDonald

Gift Guide

A Few Great Mother's Day Gifts

Handmade bags and shoes, the only hair accessory she'll ever need and an easy way to support the community.

05/07/2021 By Megan McDonald

Awww!

Baby Lemurs Born in Myakka

Two mothers gave birth this weekend: collared brown lemur Isabelle welcomed one baby, while red ruffed lemur Zazabe had triplets.

05/03/2021 By Megan McDonald

Food Fighter

Indigenous Chef Steve Phelps Featured on CBS This Morning

Phelps talked about his career, his popular Towles Court restaurant and his commitment to sustainability.

03/29/2021 By Megan McDonald

Life Story

HBO Planning New Documentary About Paul Reubens

The two-part series documentary will shine a light on Reubens, who created the beloved character Pee-wee Herman.

03/12/2021 By Megan McDonald and Robert Plunket

👓 👓 👓

Warby Parker to Open at Mall at University Town Center

The new shop will open on Saturday, March 20, with a giveaway with all sunglasses purchases, while supplies last.

03/11/2021 By Megan McDonald

And It Was All Yellow

Trend Report: Yellow

Here are four finds inspired by Illuminating, one of Pantone's 2021 Colors of the Year.

03/03/2021 By Megan McDonald

Skincare

A New Beauty Treatment Uses Acupunture and Magnets to Create Healthy Skin

Elizabeth Thomas is one of only four aestheticians in the U.S. to offer Qi Beauty facials.

03/01/2021 By Megan McDonald

The Pandemic

City of Sarasota Eliminates Mask Mandate

The move goes against the advice of medical experts.

02/18/2021 By Megan McDonald

Scent of a Woman

Bradenton Native Launches New Perfume Line With a Focus on Sustainability

"Scents are so powerful," says Élu Parfums founder Kenzie Fisher. "Even if travel is restricted, you can still be transported."

01/29/2021 By Megan McDonald

Rescue Mission

Mote, FWC Rescue Two Cold-Stressed Manatees in Sarasota This Week

Both manatees have been successfully transferred to ZooTampa's David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center for treatment.

01/15/2021 By Megan McDonald

To Dye For

The Tie-Dye Trend Isn't Going Anywhere

Trend forecasters say its popularity is a throwback to our childhoods—a source of comfort in tough times.

01/15/2021 By Megan McDonald

Wildlife

Mote Releases Recovered Sea Turtle on Longboat Key

Connor, who was brought to Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital in September, was released into the Gulf of Mexico with a satellite tag this morning.

01/13/2021 By Megan McDonald