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

Star Power

John Lithgow Visits Ringling College of Art and Design

Lithgow shared stories from his long career on stage and screen (and also sang a song about manatees).

03/07/2018 By Kay Kipling and Megan McDonald

Weekly Planner

Fruitville Grove's Berry Festival, the Storytellers Series at Louies Modern and More Local Dining Events

Including the continuation of Michael's Baltimore Epicurean Adventure and "u-pick" strawberries at Honeyside Farms.

03/07/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Road Trips

Winter Park Offers Small-Town Charm and History with Grown-Up Amenities

Winter Park's got Old Florida attractions, excellent restaurants and great shopping.

03/01/2018 By Megan McDonald

Caffeine Dreams

The Coffee Lover's Guide to Sarasota

A guide to the best cups around.

02/28/2018 By Megan McDonald and Cooper Levey-Baker

Caffeine Dreams

The Coffee is Great (and So is the Scene) at These Nine Fine Spots

In no particular order, here are the best places to get a jolt of joe—plus, three coffee carts we love.

02/28/2018 By Megan McDonald

Caffeine Dreams

Who Knew? Coffee’s Good for You!

Yep, there are some health benefits.

02/28/2018 Photography by Megan McDonald

Tea Time

TeBella Tea Company Will Open a Shop at the Mall at University Town Center

It's the Tampa-based mini-chain's fourth location and its first in Sarasota.

02/28/2018 By Megan McDonald

Weekly Planner

A New Nighttime Market, Authentic Indian Food at Libby's, and More Local Dining Events

Including an extravagant demonstration of Indian foods, a coffee cupping at Perq and a fundraiser at Big Top Brewing Company

02/21/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Star Power

Woody Harrelson Visits Ringling College of Art and Design

Harrelson talked about his new film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri—for which he's nominated for an Oscar—and his dream collaboration.

02/01/2018 By Megan McDonald

Shack Attack

Shake Shack Is Coming to Sarasota

Will Shake Shack shake up the local burger scene?

01/30/2018 By Megan McDonald

Funny Guy

Comedian Brian Regan Returns to the Van Wezel Next Month

"Laughter is powerful."

01/18/2018 By Megan McDonald