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

Unity Awards

A Black-Owned Businesses Facebook Group Opened the Doors to a Vibrant, Hidden Market

"We’re all human; Black businesses want the American dream, too."

01/12/2021 By Megan McDonald

Coronavirus

SMH to Host Special Covid-19 Vaccination Event for People 65 and Older this Weekend

The hospital is using its own supply of the Moderna vaccine to inoculate at least 3,000 people 65 and older on Saturday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 10

01/06/2021 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

Covid-19 Vaccine Arrives in Sarasota-Manatee

Both counties began vaccinating doctors, nurses and other first responders today.

12/22/2020 By Megan McDonald

Wings Up

Venice Named a 'Monarch City'

Nearly a billion monarch butterflies have disappeared since 1990. The City of Venice wants to help the population recover.

12/22/2020 By Megan McDonald

Finally!

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Over

This year's season broke records.

11/30/2020 By Megan McDonald

The Secret Life of Pie

What It's Really Like to Make Pies with the Yoder's Bakers

Our amateur baker, digital editor Megan McDonald, tests her skills in the Yoder's kitchen.

11/23/2020 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

Sarasota City Commission Votes to Keep 'Unconditional Surrender' on the Bayfront

However, it will be moved a short distance away from its current location to make way for U.S. 41-Gulfstream roundabout construction.

11/16/2020 By Megan McDonald

Tropical Storm Eta

City, County Services Reopening After Tropical Storm Eta

The storm dumped record amounts of rain on our region.

11/12/2020 By Megan McDonald

Hurricanes

What You Need to Know About Tropical Storm Eta

We'll be updating this post throughout the day.

11/11/2020 By Megan McDonald