Future Perfect

So You Bought a 3D Printer. Now What?

With so many imaginative and practical uses, advancements in-home technology open worlds of possibilities.

11/24/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Float On

What It's Like to Canoe Down the Peace River

Our writer spent eight miles cruising through alligator territory—and enjoying the gorgeous scenery.

11/20/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Happy Halloween!

Everything You Need to Celebrate Halloween in Sarasota

From quarantine costumes to trick-or-treat alternatives, we've got everything you need for a great—and safe—Halloween.

10/21/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

She’s a Gem

What’s In Her Bag: Crystal Cave Owner Susan Moen

A big fan of Halloween and Dio de las Muertos, Moen really does carry rocks in her purse.

10/21/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Ghost Town

A Peek Into Sarasota's Haunted History

Swapping ghost stories with local medium and "Ghost and Gruesomes" tour guide Bob Hunt-McClimen.

10/21/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Dressed in Distress

Five Do-It-Yourself Quarantine Costume Ideas

An illustrated guide for creating this year’s signature Halloween looks.

10/21/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson Illustrations by Stewart Leith

Fright Night

Our Top 10 Trick-or-Treating Alternatives

Don't feel comfortable going out this year? From scavenger hunts to scary zoom sessions, here are our top Halloween alternatives for ghouls of all ages.

10/21/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

That's the Spirit

What’s Brewing at Pangea Alchemy Lab This Halloween?

Pangea owner Brad Coburn's goal is to "make spirits that lift spirits"—and he's sharing a Halloween-themed cocktail you can make at home, too.

10/21/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Happy Halloween!

The Ultimate Guide to Halloween in Sarasota 2020

Fall is here, which means it’s time for pumpkin spice, hay rides and all things supernatural.

09/30/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

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