Active Listening

Doug Holland Runs Bradenton's Jerk Dog Records From His Home

Holland converted his porch into a cozy, one-room record shop that attracts listeners who span the gamut.

09/25/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Snorkeler's Delight

Sarasota's Waterways Are Filled With Vibrant Wildlife

Turtles, dolphins and stingrays, oh my! Here's some of the marine life you'll find in our local waters—and some best practices for sharing it with our fishy friends.

09/08/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Travel and Leisure?

What It's Like to Travel to Key West During a Pandemic

Things are different, to be sure, but many shopkeepers and tour guides agreed this was a rare opportunity to visit the Keys without hordes of other tourists.

08/26/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Safe Space

The Turtle Safe Toy Box Offers a Place for Unwanted Beach Toys

Don’t want that broken pail and shovel? Caleb Jameson has a solution.

08/17/2020 By Allison Forsyth and Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Toot, Toot

The Return of the Drive-In Movie

During an era of social distancing, a classic form of entertainment makes a comeback.

08/12/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

What's In Their Bag

What’s in Her Bag: Pine View School Instructor Freda Williams

The magical contents of one educator’s Harry Potter-themed Vera Bradley.

08/06/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Reader's Delight

Sarasota's Oldest Bookstore Fights For Its Future

Brant's Used Books owner Barbara Barone on the beloved bookstore's past—and what happens next.

08/05/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Darwin Brewing Co.'s Cyan Pineapple Sour Ale

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this aquamarine-colored beer made with hundreds of Florida pineapples in each batch.

08/03/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Calusa Brewing's Citronious

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this juicy IPA bursting with citrus and tropical flavors.

07/27/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Big Top Brewing Company's Hotter Blonde

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this golden ale spiced up with jalapeños.

07/20/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Motorworks Brewing's Low Light

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this "very light lager" flavored with lemon and lime.

07/14/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Digital Life

Five Upcoming Online Activities for Kids

From virtual story-time to digital art classes, here are creative ways to keep the kids entertained right now.

07/10/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Work It Out

Five Local Online Workshops to Try This Summer

From belly dance to furniture restoration, there's something for everyone.

07/08/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Beyond Bananas

Six Delicious Summer Fruits to Try Right Now

An assortment of seasonal suggestions to get your hands on before they're gone.

07/02/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sail Away

Charting the Small Sea Adventures of the Sarasota Model Yacht Club

The club has 110 members from their early 30s up to 95, and they practice three days a week at NBP.

03/02/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Growing Up

A Glimpse Into Sarasota's Rich Agricultural History

How our region's soil has shaped our history and present day.

03/02/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Unity Awards

Kevin Swan Raises Funds and Awareness to Benefit ALS Patients

Swan's A Life Story Foundation has raised $1.5 million for ALS research, awareness and education.

01/30/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Just Add CBD

Five CBD Products You Can Incorporate Into Your Daily Routine

A look at the wild and ever-growing world of CBD products.

01/17/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Moving On Up

Retro Boutique Finds Permanent Home

Local treasure trove Canned Ham Vintage expands into larger space.

01/02/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Weekly Planner

Food Truck Lobster Rolls, a Jazz Brunch and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a pint with your pup and a discussion on healthy whole foods.

12/31/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson