WTF

Poachers Suspected of Damaging a Sea Turtle Nest on Nokomis Beach

Reminder: tampering with or harming sea turtles, their eggs or their nests nests is illegal.

07/11/2018 By Megan McDonald

Eat, Cook, Love

Chef Judi Gallagher Releases New Cookbook

Reflections and Recipes of Chef Judi traces Gallagher's passion for food from childhood to adulthood.

07/11/2018 By Megan McDonald

Female Factor

11 Political Newcomers Jump into the 2018 Election Cycle

A record 527 women were running for Congress as of April, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, most of them Democrats. Florida—and Sarasota and Manatee—are following the trend.

06/27/2018 By Megan McDonald

Recipe

Two Delicious Recipes from Deepa Alfano of The Indian Table

Deepa Alfano wants to make Indian cuisine more accessible to home cooks.

06/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Department of Bad Behavior

Eight Sea Turtle Nests Harmed on Siesta Key

An ATV or golf cart dislodged stakes marking existing nests and drove across a newly laid, unmarked nest.

06/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Shark Tale

Mote Locates Five Whale Sharks in Southwest Florida Waters

All five of the polka-dotted gentle giants were found offshore of Longboat Key and New Pass.

06/20/2018 By Megan McDonald

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'Sandwich Night' Comes to Indigenous

Wednesday nights are getting much more exciting.

06/19/2018 By Megan McDonald

Gardening

Note These Upcoming Summer Gardening Classes

Orchid growing classes at Selby, butterfly gardening at Twin Lakes Park and more.

06/11/2018 By Ilene Denton

A Whale of a Tale

Group of Whale Sharks Spotted Off Anna Maria Island

See one? Call Mote Marine Laboratory ASAP.

06/07/2018 By Megan McDonald

Eat This Now

The Best Things We Ate in May

Fresh watermelon salad, delicious kimchi stew, a fresh spin on a lox 'n' bagel platter—here's the food we can't stop thinking about.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Adventures in Reading

How to Run a Great Book Club

Bookstore1 event manager and book club leader Elsie Souza’s tried-and-true tips.

05/30/2018 By Megan McDonald

Turtle Power

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Is Here

Mote Marine Laboratory spots the first nests of the season on Longboat Key.

04/30/2018 By Megan McDonald

Otter Tales

A Myakka Couple Rehabilitate Orphaned Otters

When a river otter attacked kayakers on the Braden River in early March, the news made national headlines. But are adorable otters that vicious?

04/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Sweet Farewell

Two Beloved Bakeries Are Shuttering

Gulf Gate's Jim Small Batch and Bradenton's Retrobaked are closing their doors—temporarily, the owners say.

04/25/2018 By Megan McDonald

The Plastics

How to Cut Back on Plastic Use

Start with the "bad five."

04/20/2018 By Megan McDonald

Skin Love

We Tried It: A Gua Sha Facial Treatment

Elizabeth Thomas brings the ancient Chinese art of gua sha to her Bradenton skincare practice.

04/09/2018 By Megan McDonald

Eat This Now

The Best Things We Ate in March

All the food we're still dreaming about.

04/03/2018

Get Buzzed

Sarasota Honey Co. Starts Free Beekeeping Classes

It's a labor of love for beekeeper Alma Johnson.

03/28/2018 By Megan McDonald

Good Libations

Jack Dusty Debuts New Cocktail Menu

The 22 new drinks are inspired by the restaurant's fictional namesake and his journey on the high seas.

03/21/2018 By Megan McDonald

Dog Days

Sarasota Police Department Adds New Dog to K9 Unit

Thanks to a generous donation from Boar's Head, the SPD has added Bobbi, a two-year-old German shepherd, to its squad.

03/12/2018 By Megan McDonald