Screen Time

The Best Sunscreens for 2022, According to Sarasota Dermatologists

Living in sunny Sarasota means it's necessary to lather on the sunscreen. Local dermatologists share their top picks.

06/23/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Splash!

Cool Off at These Seven Fantastic Splash Parks

It’s hot, the days are long and the kids are out of school. We’ve got seven great places to let off steam.

06/15/2022 Edited by Susan Burns

Seaside Sprints

Free Kids' Summer Beach Runs Return to Sarasota This Month

June marks the return of the family-friendly and free Sarasota youth beach runs at Siesta Beach and Brohard Beach.

06/02/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Ice age

Stay Cool With These Delicious Frozen Treats

Chill out with locally made gelato, ice cream, popsicles, Italian ices and more.

05/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Pool season

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Around the Water This Summer

One of the owners of Aqua-Tots Swim Schools shares four simple tips to keep in mind.

05/18/2022 By Samantha Lane

Your Health Questions Answered

Here's Why Your Kids Should Take Swimming Lessons This Summer

May is Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Month. A Sarasota swimming instructor gives us tips.

05/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Don't Mock It Till You Try It

Cool Off With a Refreshing Mocktail From Siesta Key Oyster Bar

Alcohol-free versions of cocktials are all the rage these days. Here are four to try.

04/26/2022 By Samantha Lane

migration education

How to Close Up Your Sarasota Home for the Summer

Free classes and tips on what to consider before leaving Sarasota during the summer months.

03/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

A Trip to Eleuthera Always Fills My Soul

One highlight: a drive across Glass Window Bridge with its breathtaking views.

08/27/2021 By Susan Burns

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Feeling Burnt Out? Make Time for a Getaway

A lot of us are struggling these days. Sometimes the best prescription is completely and totally unplugging. Bonus points if there's a lake involved.

08/25/2021 By Megan McDonald

What We're Reading

What Our Editors Are Reading Right Now

Need a good book for lounging by the pool? We've got you covered.

08/11/2021 By The Editors

Summer of Love

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Is Serving Up Free Scoops on Monday Evening

The popular ice cream shop is kicking off the summer season in style.

06/21/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Editors' Picks

Our Favorite Sarasota Summer Pastimes

June 20 is the summer solstice—the longest day of the year. Here's how our editors plan on spending their extra time in the sun this summer.

06/17/2021 By The Editors

The Cooldown

Refreshing Florida Seltzers Are Perfect for Hot Summer Days

The hard seltzer trend isn't going away.

06/16/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Juicy fruit

Watermelon Season Is Upon Us. Here's How to Make the Best of It.

We asked the experts at Detwiler's Farm Market how to pick a ripe watermelon, and compiled a handful of tasty watermelon recipes.

06/07/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Philanthropy

Eleven Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Young people can improve their community this summer by giving back and gain new skills along the way.

03/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Darwin Brewing Co.'s Cyan Pineapple Sour Ale

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this aquamarine-colored beer made with hundreds of Florida pineapples in each batch.

08/03/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Calusa Brewing's Citronious

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this juicy IPA bursting with citrus and tropical flavors.

07/27/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Big Top Brewing Company's Hotter Blonde

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this golden ale spiced up with jalapeños.

07/20/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Motorworks Brewing's Low Light

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this "very light lager" flavored with lemon and lime.

07/14/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson