Guide to Giving

Francis Folkers Doesn't Mind Getting Dirty at Oscar Scherer State Park

Folkers agonizes over the loss of Florida’s habitat to development.

09/02/2019 By Olivia Letts

Guide to Giving

John Murphy Puts His Organizational and People Skills to Work at All Faiths Food Bank

In just the first half of 2019, Murphy had volunteered 725 hours.

09/02/2019 By Olivia Letts

Guide to Giving

What Your Money Can Buy for Sarasota-Manatee Nonprofits

From $10 to $1 million, here's how your dollars can make a difference.

09/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward, Olivia Letts, and Hanna Powers

Air-Conditioned Exploration

We Tried It: City Sightseeing By Trolley

Discover Sarasota Tours offers trolley tours in the heart of the city for all tastes and interests.

08/13/2019 By Olivia Letts

Nice slice, baby

California Pizza Kitchen Offers New Take and Bake Option

The fresh new pizzas are designed for you to heat up and enjoy at home.

08/13/2019 By Olivia Letts

Killing It

Emanne Beasha Wins the Golden Buzzer on America's Got Talent

The 10-year-old opera singer from North Port gets the Golden Buzzer from guest judge Jay Leno in the Judges' Cut round of the show.

08/12/2019 By Olivia Letts

Life saver

New Workshops Designed to Help Teens and Adults Prevent Suicide

"What are three hours when it comes to saving a life?"

08/12/2019 By Olivia Letts

Practical magic

Sarasota Paranormal Investigators Seek Answers

Brittany Ann and her team are not your average paranormalists.

08/07/2019 By Olivia Letts

Summertime sadness

How to Survive a Breakup, Sarasota Style

You might get through the five stages of post-breakup blues quicker if you follow our suggestions.

08/05/2019 By Olivia Letts

It's On

Watch Three Painters Face Off in Artistic Combat at Art Ovation

Summer Skirmish is a friendly competition inspired by last January's popular Sarasota Art Battle .

08/05/2019 By Olivia Letts

Comfort food

New Greek Restaurant Is a Family Affair

The husband and wife team of Adel and Dina Elostta opened Athens Family Restaurant on Bee Ridge last month.

07/31/2019 By Olivia Letts

Walking With Ghosts

A Conversation With Poet Diana Khoi Nguyen

"Grief was an unpredictable, tricky thing I found myself in as I was trying to understand and make sense of my brother’s passing."

07/31/2019 By Olivia Letts

Essential Intelligence

Sarasota's Public Art Program Helps Form Our Community Identity

Today, 86 pieces comprise the public art collection, from sculptures to fountains to wall murals, varying in price, size and origin.

07/30/2019 By Olivia Letts

Lights, camera, action

Jason Buff Takes Portrait Photos That Are a Cut Above Your Average Headshot

The photographer has made a name for himself by capturing the spirit of his subjects.

07/29/2019 By Olivia Letts

Class and Sass

Emanne Beasha Lights Up the Stage on America's Got Talent

Ten-year-old opera singer and North Port resident Emanne Beasha is the sweetest "diva" you'll ever meet.

07/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Straw poll

What Your Straw Says About You

So you've made the decision to ditch plastic straws. Great. But what type of straw alternative should you opt for?

07/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Election Night

Committee Picks Brand New Art for Brand New Roundabouts

As the City of Sarasota grows, so does its public art collection.

07/18/2019 By Olivia Letts

Some Like It Hot

We Tried It: Latin Dancing at The Venue

Do I have what it takes to become a salsa queen?

07/18/2019 By Olivia Letts

Let Them Praise His Name in the Dance

The Westcoast Gospel Chorus Celebrates 50 Years of Joy and Music This Saturday

The chorus is honoring the legacy of its founder, Bishop Henry Porter, with a free performance.

07/16/2019 By Olivia Letts

Let's make some black gold

Free Workshop Covers the Ins and Outs of Composting

Don't be that person trying to compost a Starbucks cup. Learn the basics from University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

07/12/2019 By Olivia Letts