First Aid

Mote and FIU Are Trying to Help Manatees Exposed to Toxic Red Tide

If successful, the treatment could be used to aid dolphins, turtles and birds, too.

09/06/2018 By Megan McDonald

Skip the Straw

A New Group Works to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

Rethinking Plastic Sarasota holds quarterly meetings to educate the public about plastic consumption, reduction and legislation.

08/29/2018 By Megan McDonald

Ageless Beauty

'It Felt Liberating': Model Roxanne Gould Defies the Fashion Industry's Expectations About Aging

One of the first successful gray-haired models, Gould has worked with Iman, Cheryl Tiegs and Jerry Hall and appeared on the covers of a variety of international Vogue magazines.

08/29/2018 By Megan McDonald

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