Unity Awards

A Black-Owned Businesses Facebook Group Opened the Doors to a Vibrant, Hidden Market

"We’re all human; Black businesses want the American dream, too."

01/12/2021 By Megan McDonald

Coronavirus

SMH to Host Special Covid-19 Vaccination Event for People 65 and Older this Weekend

The hospital is using its own supply of the Moderna vaccine to inoculate at least 3,000 people 65 and older on Saturday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 10

01/06/2021 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

Covid-19 Vaccine Arrives in Sarasota-Manatee

Both counties began vaccinating doctors, nurses and other first responders today.

12/22/2020 By Megan McDonald

Wings Up

Venice Named a 'Monarch City'

Nearly a billion monarch butterflies have disappeared since 1990. The City of Venice wants to help the population recover.

12/22/2020 By Megan McDonald

Finally!

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Over

This year's season broke records.

11/30/2020 By Megan McDonald

The Secret Life of Pie

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

Our amateur baker, digital editor Megan McDonald, tests her skills in the Yoder's kitchen.

11/23/2020 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

Sarasota City Commission Votes to Keep 'Unconditional Surrender' on the Bayfront

However, it will be moved a short distance away from its current location to make way for U.S. 41-Gulfstream roundabout construction.

11/16/2020 By Megan McDonald

Tropical Storm Eta

City, County Services Reopening After Tropical Storm Eta

The storm dumped record amounts of rain on our region.

11/12/2020 By Megan McDonald

Hurricanes

What You Need to Know About Tropical Storm Eta

We'll be updating this post throughout the day.

11/11/2020 By Megan McDonald

Creative Spirits

Meet Eight Local Artists Who Find Inspiration Everywhere

Even a pandemic can't stop these creatives from practicing their crafts.

11/07/2020 By Allison Forsyth, Cooper Levey-Baker, Kay Kipling, Susan Burns, and Megan McDonald Photography by Jenny Acheson

Creative Spirits

Noelle McCleaf Tells the Stories of Women and Florida Through Photography

"When you make work about universal things—like mother-daughter relationships or friendships—it becomes universal.”

11/07/2020 By Megan McDonald

Hive Helpers

How to Recycle All Those Political Signs—and Help Honeybees, Too

Donate your signs to Sarasota Honey Company, where they'll help keep bees warm.

11/06/2020 By Megan McDonald

Sweet relief

Baking These Cookies Is Guaranteed to Make Your Election Day Sweeter

Take out your feelings on these cookies, which require you to slam down your baking sheet to achieve a magical ripple effect.

11/03/2020 By Megan McDonald

Flower Power

Our Intrinsic Love of Nature Is Trendy in Home Décor

Biophilia is a desire or tendency to commune with nature.

11/01/2020 By Megan McDonald

Vote!

Scenes from Sarasota's First Day of Early Voting

From essential workers to retirees to first-time voters, here's who showed up today.

10/19/2020 By Megan McDonald Photography by Barbara Banks

Shop Talk

Sarasota Resident Blair Eadie Launches Fifth and Final Nordstrom Collection

The line is full of sweaters, dresses, pants and coats—all in Eadie's signature colorful style.

10/19/2020 By Megan McDonald

They Inspire Us

Meet Seven Bold Women With Fresh Ideas and Big Dreams

Whether they’re running a billion-dollar business or starting a nonprofit on a shoestring budget, these women are challenging and shaping what we’ve always a...

09/17/2020 By Jessika Ward, Megan McDonald, Giulia Heyward, Kay Kipling, Susan Burns, Allison Forsyth, and Ilene Denton

The Advocate

Laura Gilkey Is a Passionate Advocate for Pediatric Cancer Research

After losing her son, Benjamin, to cancer at just 9 years old, Laura Gilkey created a fund to support innovative oncology care for children.

09/17/2020 By Megan McDonald

Fast Track

Lemur Conservation Foundation Names New Executive Director

Deborah Robbins Millman has more than 20 years of for-profit and not-for-profit experience in management, strategic development and animal advocacy.

09/11/2020 By Staff