Thanks to the city of Sarasota, Lido Beach just got a bright new addition: a cerulean marker displaying how high sea levels are projected to rise in the next 100 years. Here’s the thing–the facts are scary. We said it. To name just a few: In less than 15 years, by 2030, sea levels are … MORE>>
It’s rare to see eight female filmmakers lined up in a row discussing their short film and documentary work–mostly because it’s rare to see eight women filmmakers together in one room at all. But that’s exactly what we saw Saturday evening at the reception for the 18th annual Through Women’s Eyes Film Festival, highlighting women … MORE>>
Here in the great state of Florida, we love manatees. We celebrate their 68th birthdays with cake, we watch them predict the Super Bowl, and our scientists even conduct necropsies on their dead bodies to determine just how they died. So on this special day, deemed Manatee Appreciation Day by the Internet, we invite you on … MORE>>
Ever notice the tiny hairs on a manatee’s back as a glint of sun hits them? Their long facial whiskers are more commonly recognizable, but a new study conducted on Mote Marine Laboratory’s manatees indicates that those body hairs play an important role in helping the animals navigate through the water.  Researchers used a shaker, … MORE>>
In a surprise move, the Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to delay the decision on a controversial petition to develop a wholesale restaurant facility near the Celery Fields preserve over concerns that the applicant had not properly disclosed the individuals behind its company. The applicant, JMDH Real Estate of Florida LLC, has developed 10 … MORE>>
SARASOTA — Facing public opposition, the Sarasota County Commission is scheduled to decide Wednesday whether to allow the development of a wholesale restaurant goods facility on property near the popular Celery Fields recreation spot and wildlife habitat. The proposed 60,000-square-foot facility, called “Restaurant Depot,” is intended for wholesale restaurant equipment and food and would be … MORE>>
Did you hear some sweet tunes coming from Main Street? If you were anywhere near Mattison’s City Grille Tuesday afternoon around noon, then you might have heard songs of love coming from a pop-up concert with the Westcoast Gospel Chorus of Florida and Dr. Henry Porter jamming out on the piano. Nate Jacobs leads Westcoast … MORE>>
For Valentine’s Day, we surveyed couples in different stages of their relationships, as well as at different stages in life, to see what relationship advice they had to offer. If we’ve learned anything, it’s that love is different for everyone … and yet some things never change: A new relationship in the twilight of life … MORE>>
Does this photo of two people embracing remind you of you and your bae? Do you know you’re getting candy hearts and heart-eye emojis for Valentine’s Day? Do you have a meet-cute story that could rival any romantic-comedy? We want to hear from you. In fact, if you’re in love and don’t have those things, … MORE>>
As part of a largely city-funded project, Sarasota’s historically black community, Newtown, will have 15 historical markers going up starting Feb. 18. Here are the details on the project: What: These 15 historical markers detail topics like Newtown’s medical history, educational history, the jobs held by its residents and the neighborhood’s legacy of political activism … MORE>>