New Chapter

After 25 Years in Business, Cortez's Beloved Sea Hagg Is Closing

The all-things-nautical antique shop has been sold, and residents say things won't be the same without it.

10/27/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Oh My Cod

A New Fish and Chips Shop Has Opened on Anna Maria Island

With crunchy fish, fresh seafood, and loads of hot sandwiches, Kiwi Style Fish and Chips is the perfect post-beach stop.

10/18/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Post-Ian

Anna Maria's Wildlife Inc. Has Taken in a Flood of Animals Ravaged by Hurricane Ian

The morning after the hurricane made landfall on the west coast, the center took in roughly 160 animals in need of care.

10/10/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Hurricane Ian

Here's a Look at Current Weather Conditions in Sarasota-Manatee

May we all experience the Zen of that horse at some point.

09/28/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Sarasota and Manatee Counties Will Shut Off Water to Barrier Islands Ahead of Hurricane Ian

In both counties, water will be shut off between 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 27.

09/26/2022 By Megan McDonald

Relax, Calm

Bliss Out With These Soothing Beach Shots by Photographer Gray Malin

The well-known photographer has added our region to his collection of light-filled aerial beach shots.

09/02/2022 By Megan McDonald

National nod

The Today Show Featured an Anna Maria Inn We Love

The national morning show on NBC recently highlighted the family-owned Joie Inn for its beachy vibes and vacation destination location.

08/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Inn it

Check Out This Ultra-Cute Retro Inn on Anna Maria Island

We're loving the Joie Inn look, and owner and design blogger Ashley Petrone shares some tips on how we can bring those same vacation vibes home.

04/22/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Fishing Guide

Where to Fish in Sarasota-Manatee If You Don't Have a Boat

Cast a rod or net from Sarasota's beaches, bridges, piers and parks.

03/01/2022 By Staff

At Seventy

Janis Ian Talks Writing, Her Legacy and Why She Moved to Anna Maria Island

The acclaimed singer-songwriter sets out on her final North American tour.

03/01/2022 By Kay Kipling

Consider the Moose

The Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge Is the Largest in the World

It boasts 14,500 dues-paying members. The next largest claims 8,000.

03/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Top Listing

Inside the Most Expensive Residential Listing in Manatee—Which Just Sold for $16 Million Cash

This Gulf-front home on Anna Maria Island sold for $16 million, making it the priciest home sale in the area's history.

02/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Restaurant Review

The Château Livens Up an Anna Maria Island Resort

Owned by Buddy Foy Jr., and his wife, Jennifer, it’s an adaptation of a similar restaurant named The Château on the Lake in upstate New York.

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

2021 in Review

Sarasota Magazine's Top 10 Food and Drink Stories of 2021

We published tons of food stories this year. Here are the 10 that people clicked on the most.

12/28/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mail fail

Cortez Residents Bemoan Plans to Close the Village's Post Office

Home delivery is not offered in parts of Cortez, which means many residents will have to drive to pick up their daily mail.

10/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Pier pressure

Oyster Bar Kicks Off New 'From the Ranch to the Gulf' Fall Menu

The restaurant is offering the new dishes through the end of the year at all four of its locations.

10/07/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Flood Factor

Flood Insurance Rates Set to Spike for Some Florida Residents

Starting Oct. 1, the new program will for the first time take into account the size and proximity of a home to a potential flood source.

09/29/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Science

Mote, City of Anna Maria Partner on Marine Science Center

The center will be built in the 1,800 square feet of empty space currently available at the City of Anna Maria Pier.

03/22/2021 By Staff

Stack 'Em High

Indulge in a Beloved Anna Maria Island Breakfast Tradition

These pancakes'll deliver more than enough carbs to power you up for a day in the sun.

03/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Home Tour

House Tour: A Modern Anna Maria Island Beach House

Take a tour of Seagrape House, a recently completed home on Anna Maria Island.

01/08/2021 By Ilene Denton