The Itinerary

Travel Guide: Five Days in Midcoast Maine

Summer is the perfect time to escape the heat of Sarasota for Maine's crisp, cool nights.

08/23/2023 By Megan McDonald

Hot Topics

The Pay Gap Remains a Major Hurdle for Women

Yes, even in 2023.

07/05/2023 By Megan McDonald

R.I.P.

Remembering Cat Pennenga

Pennenga, a Sarasota photographer who documented thousands of life milestones for her clients, passed away on June 27 at age 47.

07/05/2023 By Megan McDonald

Come On, Barbie, Let's Go Party

How to Wear the Barbiecore Trend

Step aside, Pantone. This year is all about hot pink—and with the release of the new Barbie movie, we don't see that stopping.

06/29/2023 By Megan McDonald

Let's Go!

Experience the Lap of Luxury in Palm Beach

Ignore the politics. The island has so much to offer, from pristine beaches to world-class shopping and plenty of ways to relax and unwind.

06/29/2023 By Megan McDonald

Flower Power

With Blossmcart, Zhanerke Kuiganbayeva Delivers Joy Around Sarasota-Manatee

Kuiganbayeva's garden-inspired arrangements with a tropical twist are a hit with her customers.

05/08/2023 By Megan McDonald

Lime Time

Where to Find Sarasota’s Best Margaritas, Just in Time for Cinco De Mayo

A great margarita will never go out of style. Here are some of our favorites.

04/25/2023 By Megan McDonald, Allison Forsyth, and Lauren Jackson

Rum Tum Tugger

Going to See Cats This Week? Consider Adopting a Homeless Kitty to Take Home After the Show.

Cat Depot is partnering with the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall to help adoptable cats find their forever homes.

04/17/2023 By Megan McDonald

Hurricanes

Climate Adaptation Center Predicts 14 Named Storms, Seven Hurricanes for 2023 Season

Of those seven hurricanes, two or three are likely to be Category 3 or higher.

04/04/2023 By Megan McDonald

Politics

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 titled 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