Summertime Sadness

A National Lifeguard Shortage Is Forcing Local Pools to Reduce Their Hours

Due to the pandemic and rising living costs, Sarasota is experiencing a lifeguard shortage.

06/16/2022 By Chloe Nelson

All Aboard

Bay Runner Trolley Launches March 2

The trolley will offer complimentary service between downtown Sarasota, St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach.

02/25/2022 By Staff

Building Up

High Rise Development Slated for Former Gulf Beach Resort Motel Site Can Go Higher, Commissioners Say

The almost 4-acre beachfront parcel was rezoned to allow for greater height and more units.

12/07/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fido Free

City of Sarasota: Dogs Prohibited on Lido Beach

The city is focusing on the unintended consequences of dogs at the beach, including harmful impacts on wildlife and water quality.

07/02/2021 By Staff

Awards

Lido Beach Named One of Country’s Best Restored Beaches

The Lido Beach renourishment project added nearly 700,000 cubic yards of recycled sand to a 1.56-mile stretch of Lido Key,

06/21/2021 By Staff

Sunny Days Ahead

An Ode to Lido Beach

At Lido, we come to rest and recharge.

06/14/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Beach

City to Celebrate Completion of Lido Beach Renourishment Project

The event will take place on May 27 at 11 a.m.

05/21/2021 By Staff

Beach renourishment

New Concession Stand at Lido Beach Pavilion Opens Next Week

The Lido Island Grill will be overseen by Laszlo Bevardi, the chef and owner of Bevardi's Salute! in downtown Sarasota.

03/12/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cupid's Bow

Local Business Delivers Romantic, Customized Dates for Couples

Christine McKinney crafts unforgettable dates in outdoor spaces.

02/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sea food

Duval's Now Delivers to Lido Beach

The restaurant has begun offering a number of special beach meal delivery options.

09/11/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Home Tour

Take a Look at This Huge Yacht-Inspired Home Going Up Near Lido Beach

If you've been out to Lido recently, there's no way you haven't seen this project.

09/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Dredge Report

Lido Beach Renourishment Now Underway

The restoration work will help protect the Lido Key shoreline, infrastructure and wildlife from erosion and storms.

07/22/2020 Photography by Staff

Flashback

Flashback: Bandleader Rudy Bundy at the Lido Casino, 1947

Debonair clarinetist Rudy Bundy brought his 12-piece big band to Sarasota in 1940 and quickly became the musical soundtrack of the ’40s and 1950s.

04/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Things to Do

Sarasota Celebrates Arbor Day With a Scavenger Hunt

The county's third annual "Tree Quest" is an interactive, educational way to learn about trees.

01/16/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Nature Watch

A Glimpse Into a Lido Beach Eagle Nest

A Sarasota resident observed and photographed a family of eagles over the course of the past month.

05/20/2019 By Olivia Letts

Environment

State Approves Re-Nourishment Plan for Lido Beach

The state recently gave final approval for a permit that will allow the City of Sarasota's plan to restore Lido Beach shoreline to go forward.

06/21/2018 By Staff

From the Editor

From the Editor: A Lost Chance at Lido

Pam Daniel sees a lost opportunity with the new plans for Lido Beach.

12/27/2017 By Pam Daniel

Tiki Time

Plans for a New Restaurant and Tiki Bar at Lido Beach Spark Protest

Should the City of Sarasota partner with private businesses to add a 200-seat restaurant and tiki bar to Lido Beach?

11/07/2017 By Pam Daniel

Family Fun Guide

Ask a Kid: Why Do You Love Sarasota?

Young experts answer: "What's so cool about this place?"

05/10/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison

Guide to Beaches

A Guide to Sarasota Beaches

An insider's guide to Sarasota beaches.

12/01/2015 By John McCarthy