Small But Mighty

Pocket Parks Make Neighborhoods Come Alive

Here are five of our favorites.

05/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Mother's Day

Six Top Picks for a Mother’s Day Picnic and Stroll

Missed the chance to make reservations at Mom's favorite restaurant? Here are six wonderful backup plans.

05/07/2021 By Kim Doleatto

So close!

State Parks Foundation Nears Goal of Raising $100,000 to Plant 100,000 Pine Trees

Through its Plant a Pine program, the foundation has already put new longleaf pines in the ground in a dozen state parks, including Osprey's Oscar Scherer State Park.

04/21/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

Parks and Rec

Foundation Seeks Specialty License Plate to Support Florida State Parks

If passed, bills in the Florida House and Senate will authorize a specialty license plate to provide significant funding to protect and preserve Florida’s state parks.

01/27/2021 By Staff

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

Parks and Rec

Florida’s Greenways and Trails Record 10 Million Annual Visitors

There are more than 7,500 miles of land-based trails in Florida, and an additional 4,000 miles of designated paddling trails.

11/18/2020 By Staff

Parks to Play In

Hike or Bike Through Rothenbach Park's Gorgeous Oak Hammock

A series of trails at the site of the former county landfill provides access to some of the nicest woodlands around.

11/01/2020 By John McCarthy

Parks to Play In

Hike—or Drive—to Emerson Point Preserve, a Native American Temple Mound

A highlight is the sandy shoreline at the westernmost tip, with Robinson Preserve and DeSoto Memorial across the river and Anna Maria Island and the Sunshine Skyway in the distance.

10/31/2020 By John McCarthy

Sponsored Content

Be a Part of the Vision for the Sarasota Performing Arts Center

The Van Wezel Foundation wants you to share your ideas through this regional survey.

10/28/2020

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

Sponsored Content

Transforming the Arts in Our Community

A conversation with Cheryl Mendelson, CEO of the Van Wezel Foundation

10/07/2020

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Play Disc Golf at Lakeview Park

This county park located between Bee Ridge and Proctor Road is home to an 18-hole disc golf course, perfect for beginners and pros alike.

09/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

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

Public Health

City’s Playgrounds, Parks to Close Wednesday

Outdoor park areas will remain open for walking, jogging and exercise; however, citizens are urged to follow guidelines about social distancing and public gatherings.

03/24/2020 By Megan McDonald

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