Travel & Outdoors

Aging

Senior Living Center Launches Nature-Inspired Therapy Program

Sarasota's Sunnyside Health and Rehabilitation Center recently installed a therapeutic horticulture garden.

07/09/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 8-14

Florida Studio Theatre and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens both offer two new shows, plus Venice Theatre's "Young Frankenstein" and more.

07/08/2021 By Kay Kipling

Weather

Here’s the Latest on Tropical Storm Elsa

Peak storm conditions in Sarasota will begin late Tuesday afternoon.

07/05/2021 By Bob Bunting

Tropical Storm Elsa

Here's Your Fourth of July Tropical Storm Elsa Update

Sarasota climate scientist Bob Bunting, CEO of the Climate Adaptation Center, says the storm center will be close to the Sarasota coastline starting Tuesday.

07/04/2021 By Bob Bunting

Tropical Storm Elsa

DeSantis Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

State officials are urging Floridians in Elsa's forecast path to begin preparing for potential impacts as early as Monday.

07/03/2021 By Megan McDonald

Fido Free

City of Sarasota: Dogs Prohibited on Lido Beach

The city is focusing on the unintended consequences of dogs at the beach, including harmful impacts on wildlife and water quality.

07/02/2021 By Staff

Hurricane Elsa

Hurricane Elsa Is a Growing Threat

The storm, which has 85 mph winds as of Friday, July 2, is intensifying rapidly.

07/02/2021 By Bob Bunting

Hurricane Season

Do You Know Your Evacuation Zone?

Use Sarasota and Manatee counties' interactive tools to find evacuation levels and routes, shelters and more.

07/02/2021 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Season

Will Tropical Storm Elsa Threaten Sarasota?

The tropical storm is on a forecast path toward Florida.

07/01/2021 By Susan Burns

Nature

Here Are the Winners of the Conservation Foundation's Summer Photo Contest

Photographers of all ages and experience levels were invited to submit original work showcasing the beauty of natural Florida.

07/01/2021 By Staff

The Great Beyond

Eternal Reefs Offers a Unique, Eco-Friendly Way to Memorialize Your Loved Ones

The Sarasota-based company uses cremated remains to create reef balls that help marine life thrive.

06/30/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Staycation Days

Airbnb 'Experiences' Offer Less Traditional Vacation Activities

Check out these Sarasota locals who host experiences anyone can book online, tourist or not.

06/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Travel

Allegiant Adds New Service to Washington, D.C. from SRQ

The nonstop flights will begin on Dec. 18, 2021.

06/29/2021 By Staff

Beep Beep, Scoot Scoot

Sarasota Held Its First Vespa Parade This Weekend

On Sunday, the Sarasota chapter of the Vespa of America club joined other cities nationwide to celebrate the iconic scooters. It was adorable.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Heat Reprieve

These Area Hotels Offer Pool Day Passes

No pool? No problem. Stay cool, meet out-of-towners and craft a staycation day this summer.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Piney Point

Environmental Nonprofits Sue State, Property Owners Over Piney Point Disaster

The lawsuit charges that the state and the company that owns Piney Point ignored warnings about possible failures at the site.

06/25/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Save the Sea Cow

More Manatees Have Died in 2021 Than Ever Before

In the first half 2021, 841 manatees have died—that's more than ever recorded in Florida history. The culprits? Starvation from algal blooms, like red tide, and watercraft.

06/22/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Government

Sarasota County Fire Chief Lifting Recreational Burn Ban

Seasonal rain patterns have begun, and officials say they are seeing a reduction in the wildfire threat throughout Sarasota County.

06/17/2021 By Staff

Take a Dip

Lido Beach Pool Is Now Open

The pool is open Tuesday through Sunday, weather permitting.

06/17/2021 By Staff

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