Down Home

Snook Haven Restaurant Will Reopen In December, Pending Sarasota County Commission Approval

Post-Hurricane Ian repairs made by the Venice Pier Group are slated to begin immediately.

12/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Grant Report

Three Local Donors Give $1 Million for Hurricane Ian Relief

Plus, more grants and donations from local organizations.

11/28/2022 By Staff

Giving Thanks

How Sarasotans Affected by Hurricane Ian Plan to Keep Thanksgiving Traditions Alive

From Thanksgiving reversals to cooking for the community, these Gulf Coast residents carry on the spirit of the season.

11/22/2022 By Laura Paquette

Hurricane Ian

FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ian Federal Disaster Assistance

The new deadline is Jan. 12, 2023.

11/21/2022 By Staff

Good Deeds

Hurricane Ian Destroyed a Myakka Woman's Property. Then a Stranger Stepped in to Help.

Luc Dierens, the owner of Eco Pro Outdoor Solutions, stepped in to help a neighbor who needed tens of thousands of dollars in post-Hurricane Ian work.

11/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

South County Update

Hurricane Ian Damaged Multiple Local Wine Bars. Here's How They're Faring.

Now is the time to show support for these great establishments.

11/09/2022 By Bob McGinn

Hurricane Heroes

These Sarasotans Stepped Up to Help Their Neighbors After Hurricane Ian

We asked our readers to share their hurricane heroes. Here are their responses.

11/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

Red Tide

Sarasota Health Department Reports Elevated Levels of Red Tide at Area Beaches—Again

The beaches with elevated levels of red tide include Venice Beach, Service Club Park, Venice Fishing Pier, Brohard Beach, and Caspersen Beach, Manasota Key, and Blind Pass.

11/01/2022 By Megan McDonald

By the Numbers

The Latest Real Estate Numbers Show a Move Toward a Healthier Market

Real estate inventory has increased significantly, but is still below a healthy supply, meaning we're still a seller's market.

10/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Climate Crisis

What Is Coastal Resilience and Why Is It Crucial for Sarasota?

Hurricane Ian decimated parts of the Gulf Coast. Now, local leaders are sharing insights into how we can rebuild in a sustainable way.

10/24/2022 By Laura Paquette

Escape From Englewood

Hurricane Ian Was Approaching. My House Was Shaking. I Didn’t Know What to Do.

The wrong decision could have enormous consequences, from inconvenience to death.

10/21/2022 By Robert Plunket

Hurricane Ian

Three Sarasota Chefs Are Hosting a Fundraiser to Support Farms Damaged by Hurricane Ian

The event is sold out, but the organizers are accepting silent auction bids and cash donations.

10/21/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Here We Go Again

Red Tide Has Been Detected at Sarasota County Beaches

The beaches include Turtle Beach, Nokomis Beach, North Jetty, Venice Beach, Service Club Park, Venice Fishing Pier, Brohard Beach, and Caspersen Beach.

10/19/2022 By Megan McDonald

Through the Roof

Florida’s Property Insurance Crisis Will Likely Get Worse After Hurricane Ian

Add the homeowner’s insurance crisis to Sarasota’s affordable housing crisis, and you’ve got a situation that makes home ownership a pipe dream for many.

10/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Hurricanes

Hurricane Ian Was a 'Worst-Case Scenario' for Florida

“If we’re going to protect our Florida way of life, we’re going to have to build our infrastructure to survive our Florida way of life,” says meteorologist Bob Bunting.

10/17/2022 By Megan McDonald

Ian's Aftermath

Has Hurricane Ian Created Another Red Tide Event?

The water Hurricane Ian dumped on to the state is making its way to sea, with ingredients for a possible harmful algal bloom.

10/13/2022 By Isaac Eger

Hurricane Ian

Uncle Phil's Organic Popcorn Trailer Was Damaged In Hurricane Ian

The popcorn trailer, called the "Popcorn Barn," is a staple at many Sarasota events.

10/13/2022 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

Keeping Heads Above Water

Hurricane Ian Put Triangle Ranch Underwater

How long will Hurricane Ian's effects be felt on properties by the Myakka River?

10/10/2022 By Isaac Eger

It Takes a Village

Who Are Your Hurricane Heroes?

Share with us stories of people who went above and beyond to help their neighbors

10/07/2022 By Staff