A Massachusetts College Is Offering Admission to New College Students

In the wake of recent events, Hampshire College says it will welcome New College transfers and match students' current cost of tuition.

03/15/2023 By Megan McDonald and Elizabeth Djinis

Comfy Cozy

Sarasota-Based Influencer Blair Eadie Launches New Collab with Lake Pajamas

The 16-piece collection features pajamas, coverups and day dresses in Eadie's signature colorful aesthetic.

03/15/2023 By Megan McDonald

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Embracing Our Differences Raises Record-Breaking $248,000 at Annual Luncheon

“Clearly, more and more people are searching for the creativity and inspiration that is represented in our exhibit," said executive director Sarah Wertheimer.

03/01/2023 By Megan McDonald

Play Ball!

Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Favorite Andrew McCutchen Is Back in the Black and Gold

McCutchen, who returns to the Pirates after several years away, is training with the team at LECOM Park in Bradenton.

02/24/2023 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

Embracing Our Differences Was Vandalized Last Night

A piece of art called "Women of the Bluest Eye" was targeted. Embracing Our Differences estimates it will cost about $3,000 to repair.

02/01/2023 By Megan McDonald

The New Medicine of the Mind

Ketamine and Other Psychedelics Are Changing Mental Health Care

New treatments offer hope for those suffering from long-term depression.

01/03/2023 By Megan McDonald

A Look Back

The Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2022

Hurricane Ian, the ongoing pandemic, controversial locals and more—here's a look back at the year that was.

12/30/2022 By Megan McDonald

Good News

The Best Local Feel-Good Stories of 2022

We rounded up a bunch of stories from 2022 that made us smile. We hope they do they same for you.

12/29/2022 By Megan McDonald

Tropical Storm Nicole

Sarasota, Manatee County Schools Will Close on Thursday, Nov. 10, Due to Tropical Storm Nicole

Schools plan to reopen on Friday, Nov. 11.

11/09/2022 By Megan McDonald

Red Tide

Sarasota Health Department Reports Elevated Levels of Red Tide at Area Beaches—Again

The beaches with elevated levels of red tide include Venice Beach, Service Club Park, Venice Fishing Pier, Brohard Beach, and Caspersen Beach, Manasota Key, and Blind Pass.

11/01/2022 By Megan McDonald

Here We Go Again

Red Tide Has Been Detected at Sarasota County Beaches

The beaches include Turtle Beach, Nokomis Beach, North Jetty, Venice Beach, Service Club Park, Venice Fishing Pier, Brohard Beach, and Caspersen Beach.

10/19/2022 By Megan McDonald


Hurricane Ian Was a 'Worst-Case Scenario' for Florida

“If we’re going to protect our Florida way of life, we’re going to have to build our infrastructure to survive our Florida way of life,” says meteorologist Bob Bunting.

10/17/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

'Operation Blue Roof' Is Coming to Sarasota

The federal program provides fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs.

10/05/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Relief

All Faiths Food Bank Holding Large-Scale Food Distribution at Van Wezel Tomorrow

All who are in need are welcome.

10/04/2022 By Megan McDonald

Beam Me Up

Starlink Receivers Help Keep Sarasota County Connected After Ian

The state is also continuing to work to get generators to gas stations in Sarasota County and distribute meals and water.

10/03/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Photos: A Look at South Sarasota County After Ian

While Sarasota was spared a direct hit, the damage in the south of the county, in particular, is devastating.

10/03/2022 By Megan McDonald Photography by Hannah Phillips

Hurricane Ian

Sarasota Schools Closed 'Indefinitely' Due to Hurricane Ian Damage

The county has also announced a group of donation sites where the community can contribute to those in need.

10/02/2022 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

Flooding Between North Port and Englewood Closes I-75

The Myakka River has risen and closed the highway between mile markers 179 and 193.

09/30/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Sarasota to Open Four 'Neighborhood Points of Distribution' for Ian Relief Supplies

The sits will be available to county residents who need water, ice, food or tarps due to Hurricane Ian.

09/30/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

North Port Is Experiencing Major Flooding

"This is not something we've ever seen before," North Port city manager Jerome Fletcher said.

09/30/2022 By Megan McDonald