Travel & Outdoors

Walk On

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

Thirty to 40 people now show up at a time, 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 breathtaking 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

The Blue Ridge mountains are just a day's drive away.

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 home of the Beaver Island Music Festival is chock-full of fun summer activities.

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

Global pioneer in forest canopy ecology, author and speaker Meg Lowman, aka "Canopy Meg," will be talking about her new memoir, "The Arbornaut," next week.

08/03/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Rock Out

'Sarasota Rocks' Rock Painting Group Brings Smiles to Locals

The popular group has more than 8,000 members on Facebook.

08/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Water quality

Red Tide Continues to Affect Sarasota's Beaches and Wildlife

Experts say drought conditions and the Piney Point disaster have combined to create a red tide bloom that may linger.

08/02/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Travel

Survey: 76 Percent of Floridians Are More Comfortable Traveling Now

A new report shows that traveler confidence has surged from 40 percent in Q1 to 76 percent in Q3.

07/22/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Local Waterkeepers to Host Community Forum on Red Tide

The talk will focus on causes, effects and solutions for harmful algae blooms; it will be held at the Bradenton Yacht Club.

07/19/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Mote Tests New Method to Kill, Bury Red Tide Cells

The process involves spraying the surface of the water with clay particles and sea water, which can combine with red tide cells to kill and bury them in sediment.

07/16/2021 By Megan McDonald

Grants

Grant Spurs More Urban Forest Growth in Venice

The $100,000 matching grant will be used to continue southward expansion of the urban forest, including planting scrub oaks and removing invasive vegetation.

07/15/2021 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Reports Record-Breaking Number of Passengers in June

The airport recorded 312,909 passengers last month—a 492 percent increase over June 2020.

07/12/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Red Tide Is Back in Sarasota-Manatee

Suncoast Waterkeeper's Justin Bloom says the Piney Point crisis played a major role.

07/12/2021 By Megan McDonald