Public Health

Two Sarasota County Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

It's unclear as to whether the cases are travel-related.

03/13/2020 By Megan McDonald

Public Health

All Events of More Than 250 People at County Facilities Cancelled

The move is to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

03/13/2020 By Megan McDonald

Baseball

Major League Baseball Suspends Spring Training, Delays Season Opening

The Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves voiced their support of the league's decision.

03/12/2020 By Megan McDonald

Public Health

DeSantis Urges Organizations to Postpone Large Gatherings to Prevent Coronavirus

The remainder of the Florida spring training season is expected to be cancelled, and colleges and universities are extending spring break and instituting remote learning procedures.

03/12/2020 By Megan McDonald

Health News

Second Manatee County Resident Tests Presumptive Positive for Coronavirus

There are 115 coronavirus tests currently pending in Florida, and 302 people currently being monitored.

03/09/2020 By Megan McDonald

Health News

SMH Says First Batch of COVID-19 Tests Are Negative

The hospital recently tested 14 patients with unexplained respiratory illness; it has also set up a 24/7 coronavirus command center and a public hotline.

03/05/2020 By Megan McDonald

Health News

Coronavirus: Local Schools to Remain Open; Third Case Presumptively Confirmed

Both school districts are implementing enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures; the third coronavirus case is the sister of a Hillsborough County woman whose case was already confirmed.

03/03/2020 By Megan McDonald

Health News

Updates: Coronavirus Is Here. This Is What We Know So Far

Plus, tips from the Florida Department of Health for minimizing your risk of contamination.

03/02/2020 By Megan McDonald

Zoom, Zoom

Amp Up Your Cool Factor With These Hot Car Accessories

From a genius portable coffeemaker to the coolest high-end brake upgrades, these four finds will take your mobile experience to the next level.

03/02/2020 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

DeSantis Declares Public Health Emergency After Two Floridians 'Presumptively' Test Positive for Coronavirus

One of the patients is a Manatee County resident who is being treated at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

03/01/2020 By Megan McDonald

Celebrity News

Michael Kors Will Replace Debra Messing at This Year's CAN Red Ribbon Gala

Messing suffered an injury that's made her unable to travel.

02/19/2020 By Megan McDonald

Unity Awards

Aly Busse Spreads the Gospel of Marine Science to Area Minority Students

“We need people who’ve come from different backgrounds and life experiences to help solve problems the oceans are facing. The more diverse voices, the better.”

01/30/2020 By Megan McDonald

Love Matches

Four Great Gifts for Valentine's Day—or Any Day

Buy for your loved ones or keep them for yourself.

01/30/2020 By Megan McDonald

Film

First Ever Sarasota Native American Film Festival Takes Place This Weekend

The festival will feature workshops, conversations with filmmakers and special guests, Native American music and dance, and food.

01/24/2020 By Megan McDonald

Walk the Line

Nik Wallenda's Next Highwire Walk Will Be Over Active Volcano

The stunt will air March 4, 2020 on ABC.

01/14/2020 By Megan McDonald

Books & Beyond

Sunday Hours Return to Two County Library Locations

The Selby and Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda public libraries will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays starting Jan. 26.

01/08/2020 By Staff

Spice Up Your Kitchen

Four Ways to Take Your Cooking and Entertaining to the Next Level

From high-tech gadgets to organic-shaped ceramics, these finds will elevate the way your kitchen looks and works.

01/03/2020 By Megan McDonald

Best of the Year

Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2019

MTV's "Siesta Key" red tide, the new Sarasota Art Museum and more topped the list this year.

12/30/2019 By Megan McDonald

Best of the Year

The Food Stories You Read and Loved in 2019

It was a delicious year.

12/27/2019 By Megan McDonald

Closures

Selby Public Library to Close for Repairs Starting Dec. 15

For full library services, users can visit the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library in Newtown.

12/10/2019 Photography by Staff