Travel & Outdoors

Travel

Elite Airways Announces New Destinations at SRQ

The new nonstop service includes White Plains, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Portland, Maine.

05/19/2021 By Staff

Essential Intelligence

It's Lovebug Season

A primer on the annoying critters covering your windshield.

05/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Travel

SRQ Passenger Traffic Breaks Records in April

The airport recorded 294,165 passengers last month.

05/17/2021 By Staff

Small But Mighty

Pocket Parks Make Neighborhoods Come Alive

Here are five of our favorites.

05/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Future of Fish

Proposed Aquaculture Facility in the Gulf of Mexico Draws Opposition from Sarasota Environmentalists

Suncoast Waterkeeper founder Justin Bloom says waste from the facility could worsen red tide.

05/10/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

Serve and Volley

'Pickleball Terry' Is on a Mission to Bring Pickleball to the Masses

Terry Ryan, aka "Pickleball Terry," started the Sarasota Pickleball Organization in 2017 and recently competed in the U.S. Open in Naples.

05/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Travel

Southwest Airlines Adds New Nonstop Flights to Denver, St. Louis

The airline also added Saturday service to Cleveland, Cincinnati and Kansas City from SRQ.

05/03/2021 By Staff

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2021: Outdoor Experiences

If 2020 taught us anything, it's that spending more time in nature is a very, very good thing.

05/03/2021 By The Editors

Awww!

Baby Lemurs Born in Myakka

Two mothers gave birth this weekend: collared brown lemur Isabelle welcomed one baby, while red ruffed lemur Zazabe had triplets.

05/03/2021 By Megan McDonald

Do-Over

The Florida State Parks Foundation Wants to Plant Another 100,000 New Pine Trees

It worked last year. Why not do it again?

04/29/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sustainable cinema

Sarasota Film Festival Series Shows the Local Effects of Climate Change

The four mini-documentaries will premiere on the festival's website on Friday, April 30.

04/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Nature

Selby Gardens Invites Citizens to Participate in City Nature Challenge

Selby Gardens is partnering with The Nature Conservancy in Orlando to host a friendly competition among several Florida communities.

04/28/2021 By Staff

Turtle Power

Sea Turtles Arrive in Sarasota on Earth Day

The first nest of the 2021 season was reported just north of the public Venice Beach area.

04/22/2021 By Staff

From Trash to Treasure

Turn Garbage Into Black Gold by Composting

Thanks to Sunshine Community Compost, since 2017, 50,000 pounds of food scraps have been diverted from local landfills and more than 2,500 people have learned about composting through its educational programs.

04/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Palmistry

A Sarasota Environmentalist's New Book Is a Love Letter to the Cabbage Palm

Jono Miller's new collection of essays is meant to give the palm the credit it's due. Can he make our writer love it, too?

04/22/2021 By Isaac Eger

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

Education

Selby Gardens Creates Virtual Tours for Students

The program has connected with nearly 1,000 students since its start in January.

04/21/2021 By Staff

Tree Tops

Nurture a Tree as Part of City Planting Program

Help beautify the community and provide clean air by taking care of a mature tree planted around Sarasota.

04/20/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Marine Life

Mote Coral Restoration Efforts Featured in National Geographic, Good Morning America

To date, Mote has planted more than 100,000 fragments of coral along Florida’s Coral Reef.

04/20/2021 By Staff