Travel & Outdoors

Piney Point

What’s Going to Happen with Piney Point’s Toxic Wastewater?

Manatee County has approved injecting it deep into the aquifer. The public can weigh in on Oct. 6.

09/20/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Break a sweat

New Outdoor Fitness Class Will Have You Training Like a Gladiator

The free series starts this Saturday and continues weekly through mid-December.

09/20/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Red Tide

Solutions to Avoid Red Tide Launches Regional 'Healthy Ponds Collaborative'

The new collaborative aims to help more neighborhoods upgrade their ponds, more effectively remove red-tide causing nutrients, and cost-share the improvements.

09/15/2021 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Airport Breaks Calendar Year Passenger Record

The number of passengers traveling through the airport in the first eight months of 2021 broke the all-time calendar year record set in 1990.

09/13/2021 By Staff

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

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

A new production at Manatee Performing Arts Center, an opera movie screens, art museum talk and butterfly lore.

09/09/2021 By Kay Kipling

Transportation

Florida Gas Prices Jumped 8 Cents after Hurricane Ida

Prices at the pump are now averaging $3.02 per gallon in Florida.

09/07/2021 By Staff

Outdoors

Accessible Outdoor Activities for Kids With Disabilities

Sarasota's Parks and Recreation department is ensuring everyone can join in the fun.

09/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Walk On

The 'Sarasota Walkers' Walking Group Offers Fitness and Friendship for All

Thirty to 40 people now show up for each walk, looking to make friends or get in some cardio.

08/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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 stunning views.

08/27/2021 By Susan Burns

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

A Trip to New York Was a Welcome Break From My Laptop

One highlight: making the ascent up famed Mount Washington.

08/26/2021 By Kay Kipling

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 I Did on My Summer Vacation

A Week in the Blue Ridge Mountains Was Just What I Needed

And, apparently, it was what a lot of other people from Sarasota needed, too.

08/24/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Update

Is There Still Red Tide in Sarasota Bay and the Gulf?

Harmful algal blooms have diminished near Siesta, Lido and Longboat Keys, but are still present in Venice and south Sarasota.

08/23/2021 By Allison Forsyth

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Michigan's Beaver Island Boasts Stunning Natural Beauty and a Magical Music Festival

The island is one of the state’s best-kept secrets, a self-contained little world with an authentic character all its own.

08/23/2021 By Pam Daniel

Weather

Sarasota’s Climate Adaptation Center Updates Its 2021 Hurricane Forecast

Three climate factors will keep this an active peak season.

08/16/2021 By Bob Bunting

Weather

Tropical Depression Fred Is Heading Our Way

Fred is expected to stengthen into a tropical storm in the next day or so.

08/13/2021 By Bob Bunting

Nature

Free Admission to Warm Mineral Springs Offered Saturday

Florida's only natural warm spring is free for all Sarasota County residents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

08/13/2021 By Staff

Travel

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service from Sarasota to Cedar Rapids, Tulsa

Flights to Cedar Rapids begin Nov. 19, 2021, and flights to Tulsa begin Dec. 15, 2021.

08/10/2021 By Staff

Bird's Eye View

Ecologist Meg Lowman Will Discuss New Memoir at Bookstore1

Meg Lowman, a.k.a. "Canopy Meg," will talk at a virtual event by Bookstore1 on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m.

08/03/2021 By Allison Forsyth