Climate Adaptation Center Predicts 24 Named Storms, 12 Hurricanes and Six Major Hurricanes for 2024

Hurricanes have been increasing in strength and number for the last decade.

04/04/2024 By Megan McDonald

Spin Cycle

What Can We Expect From This Year's Hurricane Season?

Ahead of official predictions coming next month, here are three things to keep an eye on.

03/25/2024 By Megan McDonald

Lights, Camera, Action

SFF Announces the Lineup for the 2024 Film Festival

Actor-director Steve Buscemi will attend in person and Sarasota native Austin Abrams will receive the festival's Rising Star Award. Here's what else you need to know.

03/21/2024 By Megan McDonald

In Bloom

Selby Gardens Ranks No. 3 on USA Today List of Best Botanical Gardens

The gardens recently completed Phase One of the expansion of its downtown campus, which includes the new Green Orchid restaurant.

03/13/2024 By Megan McDonald


Siesta Key Beach Voted Best Beach in Florida by Tripadvisor

It was also recognized as the second-best beach in the United States and ranked in the top 10 for best in the world.

03/01/2024 By Megan McDonald

Happy Birthday

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Welcomes Record Number of Leap Day Babies (With More to Come)

The chances of a baby being born on Feb. 29 are 1 in 1,461.

02/29/2024 By Megan McDonald

In Conversation

With Parade, Shinique Smith Turns Her Gaze on the Ringling's Old Masters

A conversation with the L.A. artist about her exhibit at The Ringling.

02/16/2024 By Megan McDonald


How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Sarasota

A night market, a Sister Cities event and a huge Vietnamese festival are all on the docket for those who want to celebrate the year of the dragon.

02/07/2024 By Megan McDonald

Compare and Contrast

A Completely Biased and Unscientific List of Reasons Why Tervis Is Better Than Stanley

In a world full of Stanleys, be a Tervis.

01/09/2024 By Megan McDonald

No Thanks

Another Winter Storm Is on the Way

High winds with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, coastal flooding and soaking rains are expected on Tuesday.

01/08/2024 By Megan McDonald

Unity Awards

Kira-Lynn Ferderber Educates the Community About Domestic and Sexual Violence

Ferderber believes educating kids is a key part of preventing violence. “It’s so important, as adults, that we make spaces that support young people," she says.

01/01/2024 By Megan McDonald

Unity Awards

Michele Redwine Shines a Spotlight on Black Artistry

“We will not allow what’s happening in Tallahassee to take away who we are—and I believe the arts play a strong part in making that happen.” 

01/01/2024 Photography by Megan McDonald

Year in Review

The Top 10 Most-Read Stories We Published 2023

It was a banger of a year for restaurant roundups, top-tier real estate listings and more.

12/26/2023 By Megan McDonald


How to Choose the Perfect Bubbly for Your Holiday Party

Michael Klauber of Michael's On East and Michael's Wine Cellar shares his tips for choosing the perfect Champagne for your holiday gathering.

12/01/2023 By Megan McDonald

The Secret Life of Pie

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

Amateur baker and digital editor Megan McDonald tests her skills in the Yoder's kitchen.

11/20/2023 By Megan McDonald

48 Hours in Sarasota

Grab Your Besties and Head to Sarasota for a Friendship-Filled Weekend

Sarasota is a perfect place for a girls’ trip.

11/06/2023 By Megan McDonald

48 Hours in Sarasota

How to Spend a Romantic Weekend in Sarasota

Exactly what to do over the course of 48 lovey-dovey hours.

11/06/2023 By Megan McDonald

Flu Season

Flu Season Is Upon Us. Here’s What to Know About This Year’s Vaccines.

This year, in addition to shots for Covid and flu, there's also a vaccine for RSV.

09/20/2023 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Season

Here's a List of Local Hurricane Shelters

Ahead of Idalia, Sarasota County shelters will open on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 8 a.m. Manatee County shelters will open Aug. 28 at 2 p.m.

08/28/2023 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Season

Do You Know Your Evacuation Zone?

Use Sarasota and Manatee counties' interactive tools to find evacuation levels and routes, shelters and more.

08/28/2023 By Megan McDonald