Just for Kids

20 Summer Camps We Love

Fun activities that keep kids healthy, happy, sharp and social while school is out.

04/24/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Puff Puff Pass

Seven Excellent Restaurants for Takeout This 4/20

Lighting up this weekend? If so, we have you covered.

04/19/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Speed Demon

I Got Busted for Driving a Boat Too Fast on the Intracoastal. Don't Be Like Me.

I pray you learn from my mistake.

04/01/2024 By John Hardy

Looking Back

The Biggest Local Environmental Stories of 2023

From our summer heat wave to improvements in our wastewater treatment system, these are seven of the biggest environmental crises, and successes, of the past year.

12/01/2023 By Isaac Eger

A Rant

No One Wants to Listen to Your Playlist at the Beach

It's legal, but it's a jerk move to play music on the public beach, where no tune is sweeter than the sound of the waves.

05/26/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Get Egg-Cited

Don't Forget to Make Your Easter Reservations

Easter Sunday is April 9, so make your reservation now at one of these Sarasota-Manatee favorites.

03/29/2023 By Lauren Jackson


Why Are Police Officers Overdosing From Fentanyl?

Despite medical evidence that shows that incidental contact with the opioid is not enough to cause an overdose, fear of doing so persists.

02/09/2023 By Isaac Eger

Tune Up

The Do's and Dont's of a Healthy Relationship, According to Couples' Therapists

Valentine's Day is a good time to reflect on your relationship and check in with your partner.

02/09/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Show Love

11 Creative Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

From Galentines to furry friends, this list will help you crush Valentine's Day.

02/03/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Q & A

Local Real Estate Experts Weigh in on 2022 and Look Forward to 2023

Rising interest and insurance rates, a hurricane and more: three local realtors share what stood out about 2022.

12/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Your Health Questions Answered

Do We Need to Worry About a 'Tripledemic' This Year?

We asked Dr. Manuel Gordillo, a local infectious disease specialist, how concerned you need to be about a simultaneous rise in RSV, influenza and Covid-19.

11/16/2022 By Isaac Eger


Riverview High Lockdown Suspected to Be Part of Statewide Hoax

Across Florida, multiple schools were searched by law enforcement after false claims about active shooters on campus.

10/11/2022 By Isaac Eger

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

A Trip to Eleuthera Always Fills My Soul

One highlight: a drive across Glass Window Bridge with its stunning views.

08/27/2021 By Susan Burns

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

A Trip to New York Was a Welcome Break From My Laptop

One highlight: making the ascent up famed Mount Washington.

08/26/2021 By Kay Kipling

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

A Week in the Blue Ridge Mountains Was Just What I Needed

And, apparently, it was what a lot of other people from Sarasota needed, too.

08/24/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Michigan's Beaver Island Boasts Stunning Natural Beauty and a Magical Music Festival

The island is one of the state’s best-kept secrets, a self-contained little world with an authentic character all its own.

08/23/2021 By Pam Daniel