Canadian Wildfires Cause Air Quality Advisory in Sarasota County

You might have noticed it's hazy outside—here's why.

10/03/2023 By Staff

Fast Track

The Ringling Names New Board Members

Plus, the American Jewish Committee will honor Dr. Larry Thompson and more awards, new hires and promotions.

10/02/2023 By Staff


Selby Gardens to Present Yayoi Kusama: A Letter to Georgia O’Keeffe

The exhibition will explore the unexpected yet profoundly impactful mentoring relationship that developed between Kusama and O’Keeffe.

09/29/2023 Photography by Staff

Coming Attractions

Hermitage Retreat Announces New Benderson Park Series

The first event will feature Hermitage fellows Terry Guest and James Anthony Tyler on Nov. 16.

09/29/2023 By Staff

Coming Attractions

PINC Returns to the Sarasota Opera House on Dec. 7

After a three-year hiatus, the conference will feature a day of thought-provoking speakers from a variety of disciplines, including wrestler and MMA fighter Zion Clark.

09/28/2023 By Staff


Sarasota Jewish Theatre Announces 2023-2024 Season

“The diversity in SJT audiences proves that you don't have to be Jewish to love Jewish theater," says artistic director Carole Kleinberg.

09/26/2023 By Staff

Fast Track

Climate Adaptation Center Names New Senior Scientist

Plus, Amanda Kison is named president of the Sarasota County Bar Association and more.

09/25/2023 By Staff

Under the Big Top

Circus Arts Conservatory, Nik Wallenda Announce New Collaboration

The renowned circus artist and circus arts organization will co-produce holiday shows in the UTC area in the coming years.

09/21/2023 By Staff

Milestone Moments

Selby Gardens Announces 50th Anniversary Season

Programming includes the 2023 Orchid Show, a new coffee-table book and the return of artist-in-residence Patti Smith.

09/21/2023 By Staff

Plant the Seeds

Sarasota County's Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale Is Set for Oct. 14

The event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get plants and advice for your landscape.

09/20/2023 By Staff


Sarasota Art Museum Announces 2023-2024 Exhibitions

The season includes a blend of artists, from those presenting their first solo exhibitions to artists known worldwide.

09/14/2023 By Staff

Grant Report

PGT Innovations Announces $11 Million-Plus Grant of Equity to More Than 5,000 Employees

Plus, Barancik Foundation grants All Faiths Food Bank almost $2.5 million, KFC's Kentucky Fried wishes program awards Resilient Retreat $10,000, and more.

09/11/2023 By Staff

Save the Reefs

Mote Opens Caribbean King Crab Hatchery in an Effort to Save Florida’s Coral Reefs

Caribbean king crabs scour reefs for algae, curb algal growth and crabs foster a healthier environment for coral growth and settlement.

09/11/2023 By Staff

Stars Align

Actor Dylan McDermott to Headline Inaugural Children Charities Speaker Series

The series is a collaboration between Semkhor and Florida Winefest/Caring for Children Charities.

09/05/2023 By Staff

Start Spreading the News

Florida Studio Theatre Announces 50th Anniversary Season

The season features a four-show winter mainstage series and a three-show winter cabaret series. 

09/05/2023 By Staff


Here's an Update on Which Local Parks Are Open

Due to boats that have crashed ashore, buckled sidewalks, fallen light poles and damaged piers, some parks remain closed.

08/31/2023 By Staff

Take Flight

Here Are the Winners of Selby Gardens' 43rd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition

The show includes more than 300 photographs that were taken by visitors at Selby's two campuses.

08/31/2023 By Staff


Evacuation Centers Close in Sarasota County, Schools Plan to Reopen Tomorrow

Sarasota County schools serving as Idalia evacuation centers have closed and are prepping for school reopening tomorrow. The School District of Manatee County is still determining its reopening date.

08/30/2023 By Staff


How to Watch Live Footage of Local Beaches Post-Hurricane Idalia

Watch in real time without leaving the safety of your own home.

08/30/2023 By Staff


Most Streets and Bridges Reopen After Flooding From Hurricane Idalia

Due to rain, storm surge and high tide, parts of Sarasota and Manatee counties were closed yesterday, but most are now reopening.

08/30/2023 By Staff