Insider's Guide

The Ultimate Guide to What to Eat, See, Do and Enjoy in Sarasota and Beyond

There’s always something new for you to experience. Let us be your guide to the fun.

12/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Business

Sarasota Chamber Advocates on Federal, State Levels for Local Business Community

The chamber’s 2020 legislative priorities include transportation, water quality, education and economic development.

12/04/2019 By Staff

How High Can You Jump?

Debbie Stephens Can Jump Higher Than Any Other Female Horse Rider

For the last 37 years, Stephens, now 69, has held onto the outdoor Ladies’ High Jump record.

12/02/2019 By Hanna Powers

Horse Whisperers

These Three Pros Help Horses Perform Their Best

Yes, even horses need therapists.

12/02/2019 By Hannah Wallace, Kay Kipling, and Cooper Levey-Baker

Pony Up

It Takes a Pile of Money to Compete in High-Level Equestrianism

Equestrian pursuits are known as the “sport of kings” for a reason.

12/02/2019 By Hanna Powers

Horse Power

Fox Lea Farm Is Bringing in Riders, Horses and Dollars

The 46-acre farm hosts 42 events every year.

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns

What a Ball

Competitive 'Joggler' Barak Hirschowitz Juggles and Runs, Mostly for Joy

"I like to feel like I’m getting people in a better mood,” he says. “I’m just having fun.”

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Mergers

GateHouse Media, Gannett to Merge in $1.13 Billion Deal

The merger means the combined company will own more than 260 local newspapers, including the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

11/17/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors

The board includes Sarasota magazine group publisher Kelley Lavin.

11/08/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Conservationist Named President of TREE Foundation

Elizabeth Moore's three-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2020.

11/05/2019 By Staff

Environment

New Report Details Local Auto Emissions Trends

Emissions from driving in the Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., metro area grew more slowly than population between 1990 and 2017, which means emissions per person have decreased.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Trick and Treat

Ritz-Carlton Pastry Chef Lyndsy McDonald Goes Gory for Halloween

McDonald's latest Halloween work of art is a creepy head made of white chocolate and Rice Krispies.

10/01/2019 By Olivia Letts

Most Expensive Homes

The 10 Most Expensive Homes in Sarasota

What all 10 homes, including the three newcomers, share are a prime waterfront location and lots of square footage.

10/01/2019 By Susan Burns

Transportation

'Sarasota in Motion' Plan Enters Second Phase

An interactive online map is now available for public comment at SarasotaInMotion.com; the input will inform the city's master transportation plan.

09/17/2019 By Staff

Meetings

Next Council of Neighborhoods Meeting Will Take Place Sept. 13

The focus will be the benefits and economic impacts of historic districts and historic designations.

09/11/2019 Photography by Staff

Events

Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County Announces 2019 Annual Meeting

The luncheon will include a recap of the past year’s work and will present the EDC’s two major annual awards

09/04/2019 By Staff

Still Life

Drum Circle Distilling's New Coffee-Flavored Rum Is a Big Hit

To make it, the company runs its silver Siesta Key Rum through Colombian beans roasted by Latitude 23.5 Coffee and Tea.

09/04/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

Cocktails and Video Games, a Beer Dinner and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a California wine dinner and a taco shack birthday party.

08/28/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Networking

Chamber Accepting Registration for 'Engage Sarasota' Program

The nine-month program features a variety of lunchtime networking events.

08/26/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Visit Florida Launches New Eco-Friendly Travel Hub

Visitors can find information about environmentally friendly attractions, activities, dining, transportation, lodging and how to practice "voluntourism" while in Florida.

08/05/2019 By Staff