Travel & Outdoors

Moving day

An Almost-100-Year-Old Oak Tree Gets Relocated to Downtown Wellen Park

It’s the first of 26 mature trees that are being relocated through a program funded by Wellen Park developers.

03/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Life Aquatic

Everything You Need to Know About Boating in Sarasota

From water adventures to dockside dining, here’s your guide to boating in Sarasota.

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Boat Club Boom

Sarasota Boat Clubs Are Booming

Membership in boat-sharing clubs is soaring thanks to Covid-19.

03/05/2021 Photography by Allison Forsyth

Dockside Dining

The Best Dockside Dining in Sarasota

Where to tie up for a great meal while you’re out on the water.

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Boating Guide

Five Great Boating Adventures

Take to the seas with these recreational day trips and overnight excursions.

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Travel

American Airlines Expands Chicago Service to Year-Round From SRQ

In addition, American will provide twice-daily flights to Chicago on Saturdays from June 3–Sept. 7.

03/02/2021 By Staff

Neighborhood Guide

A Guide to Venice's 14 Miles of Beaches

Sharks' teeth and dog-friendly shores make up some of the most unique beaches in Southwest Florida.

03/01/2021 By Pam Daniel

Travel

United Airlines Begins Service to Houston from SRQ

The nonstop flights depart daily at 11:55 a.m.

02/11/2021 By Staff

Cupid's Bow

Local Business Delivers Romantic, Customized Dates for Couples

Christine McKinney crafts unforgettable dates in outdoor spaces.

02/09/2021 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

Green Goodness

Sarasota Farm Helps Veterans Heal From Trauma and Find Work

Operation Eco Vets works with Easterseals Southwest Florida to provide fresh produce and help veterans in need.

02/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Fun new exhibits at Mote and the Bishop, ballet and contemporary dance performances, choral concerts and more.

01/28/2021 By Kay Kipling

Travel

Southwest Airlines to Add New Flights at SRQ

The airline will offer service between Sarasota-Bradenton and Atlanta beginning in March.

01/28/2021 By Staff

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

Legacy Trail

Sarasota County Seeks Naming Submissions for Legacy Trail Extension Trailheads

Submissions are sought in the following categories: geographic location, historical value, and individual or group.

01/22/2021 By Staff

Rescue Mission

Mote, FWC Rescue Two Cold-Stressed Manatees in Sarasota This Week

Both manatees have been successfully transferred to ZooTampa's David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center for treatment.

01/15/2021 By Megan McDonald

Travel

SRQ Passenger Traffic for December Increases 12 Percent Over November

However, compared to December 2019, passenger traffic was down 48 percent.

01/15/2021 By Staff

Environment

Foundation Releases Playbook for Healthy Waterways

The online manual is a comprehensive list of recommended activities to reduce and remove manmade nutrient pollution in the region’s waterways.

01/14/2021 By Staff

Wildlife

Mote Releases Recovered Sea Turtle on Longboat Key

Connor, who was brought to Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital in September, was released into the Gulf of Mexico with a satellite tag this morning.

01/13/2021 By Megan McDonald

Grants

Selby Foundation Awards $75,000 Grant for Lake Osprey Fishing Pier

The pier, apart from being an added attraction for park visitors, will also be used for school visits to teach children how to fish, as well as about the value of the park's habitats.

01/06/2021 By Staff