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

Awards

Sarasota County Parks Earns Two Awards from Florida Recreation and Parks Association

The awards are in recognition of annual report materials and volunteer contributions.

09/10/2021 By Staff

Neighborhood Vote

South Gate Association May Sell Historic Victor Lundy House

Association members are invited to attend an information session on June 22.

06/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Strong Babe Jewelry

Two Sarasota Artists Unveil New Jewelry Collection

Lorrie Dickinson and Karen Chandler invite you to Raine Studio for the unveiling of their ChandleRaine jewelry collaboration collection.

05/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sell your home

Five Tips for Selling Your Home to City Slickers

Two Sarasota realtors share their best practices for making your home more appealing to home buyers from bigger cities.

03/17/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Editors' Picks

What We're Loving in Sarasota This Month

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, there's much joy to be found.

02/06/2021 By The Editors

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go on a Snorkeling Trip to Egmont Key

Coastline Excursions offer guided tours from Anna Maria Island to Egmont Key.

12/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

What Your Money Can Buy

What a New-Construction Residence in Gillespie Park Will Cost You

Plus a Manatee River mansion and a Lakewood Ranch model home.

10/26/2020 By Ilene Denton

The Future Was Female

Sisters Katherine and Daisy McClellan Built a Modern Neighborhood Back in 1916

To mark Amendment 19's 100th anniversary of giving women the right to vote, we're telling the stories of influential local women.

07/13/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Perfect Gift

On Mother’s Day, Walk This Way to Payne Park

The city park is beautiful, easy to access, and—important right now—has plenty of room to roam.

05/06/2020 By Ilene Denton

Walk This Way

Gillespie Park Is Proof That Walkability Can Turn a Neighborhood Around

Check out the block of brightly colored cottages on Seventh Street between Goodrich and Orange avenues and you’ll see a neighborhood literally coming back to life.

03/05/2020 By Robert Plunket

The T-Shirt Wars

Inside the Bitter Fight for the Future of Sarasota

A series of hard-fought conflicts has created a situation in which you can tell by the color of someone’s T-shirt whether that person is an ally or a mortal enemy.

02/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Siegfried’s Friendly Beer Garden Offers Classic German Fare

The Gillespie Park restaurant's menu runs through a host of traditional Rhineland dishes.

01/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Parks & Rec

Payne Park Skate Park Now Free to Public

The previous user fee has been eliminated.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Parks

Payne Park Skate Park to Temporarily Close Beginning Nov. 15

A request for proposals issued by the City last month resulted in no responses from parties interested in taking over the operations at the park, including the current vendor.

11/13/2019 By Staff

Climb aboard

New Treehouse-Themed Playground at Pioneer Park Unveiled

After a suspicious fire torched the old playground, a new state-of-the-art playground has taken its place.

10/02/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Construction

City Upgrading Wastewater Piping Near Park

The City of Sarasota recently contracted with Halfacre Construction Company to replace wastewater force main piping near Gillespie Park.

03/11/2019 By Staff

Fitness

New Outdoor Gym Opens Saturday

The City of Sarasota is opening a new outdoor fitness gym at Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex.

02/21/2019 By Staff

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Dolphins at Bayfront Park

This month: that iconic statue.

01/10/2019 Illustrations by John Pirman

Planning

City Conducting Online Survey on Top Local Issues

The survey covers issues such as parks programs, sustainability, growth and development.

01/07/2019 By Staff