The Secret Life of Pie

What It's Really Like to Make Pies with the Yoder's Bakers

Our amateur baker, digital editor Megan McDonald, tests her skills in the Yoder's kitchen.

11/23/2020 By Megan McDonald


All Faiths Food Bank Recognized as One of the Top Food Banks in the Country

All Faiths was recognized for its cutting-edge methodology and efficiency.

11/20/2020 By Staff


Financial Assistance Program Boosts Economy During Pandemic

The Sarasota County CARES Assistance program has distributed tens of millions of dollars to individuals and businesses.

11/20/2020 By Staff

Parks and Rec

Florida’s Greenways and Trails Record 10 Million Annual Visitors

There are more than 7,500 miles of land-based trails in Florida, and an additional 4,000 miles of designated paddling trails.

11/18/2020 By Staff


Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Announces 2020 'Sandies' Winners

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year's event—LWRBA's 10th annual—was held virtually.


Solar Power

Sarasota Solar Co-op Deadline Approaches

Solar United Neighbors will host a free virtual information session tonight at 6 p.m.

11/18/2020 By Staff


Project 180 Receives $15,000 Grant

The funding will be used to expand Project 180's residential housing program.

11/18/2020 By Staff

Market Report

Everything You Need to Know About Sarasota's Bustling Farmers' Markets

Your top spots for fresh produce, seafood, artisanal local products and much more.

11/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

AIA Florida Gulf Coast Names New Board of Directors

James Piatchuk has been named president and Kris Pelow vice-president/president-elect.

11/17/2020 By Staff

Breaking News

Sarasota City Commission Votes to Keep 'Unconditional Surrender' on the Bayfront

However, it will be moved a short distance away from its current location to make way for U.S. 41-Gulfstream roundabout construction.

11/16/2020 By Megan McDonald


Orioles to Host Turkey Distribution at Ed Smith Stadium

The club has partnered with All Faiths Food Bank to serve the community during the Covid-19 crisis.

11/13/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

First Step of Sarasota Names New Board Members, Officers

The new board officers are Patrick Robinson, chair and deputy chief, Ron Turner, secretary, and Jay Miller, treasurer.

11/12/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Leslie M. Turner Joins The Bay Park Conservancy’s Board of Directors

Turner recently retired as senior vice-president and general counsel for The Hershey Company, and was formerly general counsel for Coca-Cola North America.

11/11/2020 By Staff


Manatee Community Foundation Presents 'Seven Tips to Make the Most of Your Year-End Giving'

The event will be hosted by Manatee Community Foundation philanthropy team members Alicia Chalmers and Jennifer Abbott.

11/09/2020 By Staff

Health News

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center to Open New Freestanding Emergency Department Dec. 1

The full-service emergency department will provide emergency care 24-hours a day by a board-certified physician.

11/06/2020 By Staff


As Covid-19 Cases Soar, 738,166 Americans Filed for Unemployment Last Week

Currently, a total of 21.5 million people are receiving some type of federal benefit.

11/05/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Stratum Health System, Tidewell Hospice Announce Board of Trustees Officers

Jan Miller has been named chair of the Stratum Health System board, and Kevin Logan as been named chair of the Tidewell Hospice board.

11/04/2020 Photography by Staff

Health News

CenterPlace Health Partners With Senior Friendship Centers

Senior Friendship Centers will lease its health clinics in Sarasota and Venice to CenterPlace Health.

11/03/2020 By Staff


City of Sarasota Administrative Offices to Close for Election Day

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup and commercial garbage collection schedules will be unaffected.


Fast Track

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Appoints New Officers, Board Members

Philip Delaney will serve as SMHF's board chair for 2020-2021.

10/30/2020 By Staff