Q & A

New York Times Contributor Margaret Renkl Discusses Nature, Politics and Her New Book

Renkl’s new book Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache From the American South collects 60 of her opinion pieces.

09/14/2021 By Marc Griffin

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Rollerblading at Venetian Waterway Park

Feel the wind in your hair (and wheels) while rollerblading this 10-mile paved path in Venice.

09/09/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Done Deal

Conservation Foundation Hits Fundraising Goal to Preserve Orange Hammock Ranch

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has secured the $1.5 million it needs to permanently preserve 5,777 acres of land in North Port.

05/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

Fly fruit

Discover the Rambutan

The scoop on one of the more peculiar delicacies you'll encounter in the produce aisle.

08/27/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Bay fever

Bay Team Unveils Changes to Phase One Plans

The tweaks include moving the concession stand and restrooms, narrowing sections of the spiral boardwalk and more.

08/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

New Study Shows Impact of Oil Exposure on Gulf Fish

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists recently presented research showing that flounder exposed to oiled sediment showed evidence of stress and DNA damage.

02/22/2019 By Staff

Environment

Pulitzer-Winning Historian Speaks in Sarasota on Jan. 15

Jack E. Davis' book The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea examines the often-tragic history of the Gulf of Mexico.

12/21/2018 By Staff

Environment

Hurricane Season Ends

The Atlantic hurricane season ended on Friday with a total of 15 named storms, above the annual average.

12/03/2018 By Staff

Education

School Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

Sarasota's Hershorin Schiff Community Day School was recently presented with the School of Excellence Award from Keep Sarasota County Beautiful.

11/21/2018 By Staff

Environment

Organizations Partner to Boost 'Urban Forest' in Venice

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is partnering with Venice Area Beautification, Inc. to create an "urban forest" along the Intracoastal Waterway.

11/06/2018 By Staff

Crunching the numbers

Number of Sea Turtle Nests on Local Beaches Declines

This year's number remains the third highest recorded in the past 37 years.

10/31/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Manufacturing

Hurricane Michael's Timber Damage Estimated at $1.3 Billion

The storm affected nearly 3 million acres of forest in 11 counties and also damaged timber processing facilities.

10/22/2018 By Staff

Instasarasota

Our Favorite Photos on Instagram This Week - 10/4/16

Stormy skies, lavish sunsets and serene beaches--here's what we loved on Instagram this week.

10/04/2016 By Lana Allen

Instasarasota

Our Favorite Photos on Instagram This Week - 9/7/16

Stormy nights, beaches, birds -- here's what we loved on Instagram this week.

09/07/2016 By Lana Allen

InstaSarasota

Our 14 Favorite #Sarasota Photographs on Instagram This Week

Birds, beaches, bridges, bars--here are our favorite Sarasota photos from Instagram this week.

06/08/2016 By Margo Rometo

Living Well

Gardening Feeds Your Body and Spirit

Plus: a new belt that tracks activity and a warning against over-exfoliating your skin.

03/01/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Something Wild

Experience Primal Nature in the Everglades

Here's how to really experience the unique beauty--and lifestyle--of the Everglades.

03/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Article

Our 8 Favorite #Sarasota Photographs on Instagram This Week - 1/26/16

This week: A perfect rose, saturated sunsets and clear, cool beach days.

01/26/2016 By Megan McDonald