My Opinion

Sarasota Just Lost Some More of Its Public Beaches

Isaac Eger tells us about the new ordinance that further privatizes the Sarasota shoreline.

10/26/2021 By Isaac Eger

Awards

Our Story 'Who Owns Florida’s Beaches?' Just Won a National Award

Our article about the privatization of Florida’s shoreline was one of our top-awarded and read stories this year.

10/15/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Sarasota DOH: Red Tide Is Present in the Gulf (Again)

Elevated levels of red tide have been detected at most Sarasota County beaches.

10/07/2021 By Staff

Environment

Celebrate 'National Cleanup Day' in Sarasota This Weekend

North and South Sarasota County parks and beaches will have community cleanup events on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8-10 a.m.

09/13/2021 Photography by Allison Forsyth

Staycation Days

Airbnb 'Experiences' Offer Less Traditional Vacation Activities

Check out these Sarasota locals who host experiences anyone can book online, tourist or not.

06/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Heat Reprieve

These Area Hotels Offer Pool Day Passes

No pool? No problem. Stay cool, meet out-of-towners and craft a staycation day this summer.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Take a Dip

Lido Beach Pool Is Now Open

The pool is open Tuesday through Sunday, weather permitting.

06/17/2021 By Staff

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

With everything from fine dining palaces to low-key burger shacks, Anna Maria Island provides plenty of options for great food.

01/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

Anna Maria Island Offers a Taste of Old Florida

Three communities, each with its own distinct personality, make up this popular vacation destination.

01/04/2021 By Ilene Denton

Neighborhood Snapshots

What to Do on Anna Maria Island

Think of Anna Maria as a seven-mile-long necklace with three cities shining like jewels.

01/01/2021 By Su Byron

10,000 Steps

Indian Beach-Sapphires Shores Is One of the Most Eminently Walkable Neighborhoods in Town

Lovely, tree-lined Bay Shore Road runs parallel to Tamiami Trail for several interesting miles.

12/01/2020 By Kay Kipling

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Spend a Day at the Beach With the Dog

Venice's Brohard Beach and Paw Park lets you bring your canine companion along for a day of surf and sun.

09/23/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Art for All

New Murals Herald the History of Lido Beach Pavilion

Work on a series of murals begins this weekend, and some community members are participating.

09/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

A Line in the Sand

Who Owns Florida's Beaches?

Most Floridians—and our visitors—have no idea that their ability to stroll our beloved beaches is in jeopardy.

09/03/2020 By Isaac Eger

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Aug. 27-Sept. 2

A concert at CoolToday Park, a Selby Gardens photo exhibit, and outdoor fun.

08/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Coronavirus

Holmes Beach Issues Mandatory Face Mask Order

The city says the ordinance is necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the community, especially as daily numbers continue to shatter records.

06/26/2020 By Megan McDonald

Roadside Oasis

Remodeled Service Station Becomes Cool New Bodega and Restaurant

Whitney's opened earlier this week near the northern tip of Longboat Key.

01/24/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Seaside Dreams

Local Artist to Publish Second Book of Island Photography

Mary Lou Johnson's new book, The Lure of Sarasota and Her Islands, is scheduled to be released in November.

10/17/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Summertime sadness

How to Survive a Breakup, Sarasota Style

You might get through the five stages of post-breakup blues quicker if you follow our suggestions.

08/05/2019 By Olivia Letts

Mix it up

Four Cocktails That Will Boost Your Summer Pool Party

Four local bartenders picked their summertime favorites, and we took notes.

07/24/2019 By Hanna Powers