Into the Wild

Deep Hole is Home to Hundreds of Alligators

The park’s No. 1 attraction is a prehistoric predator.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel

Into the Wild

The Making of Myakka River State Park

Generosity, vision and the Great Depression all played a role.

11/29/2017 By Kay Kipling

Into the Wild

Into Myakka's Flooded Forest

Here's what it's like to kayak through the park during the rainy season.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mr. Chatterbox

The Strange Stories of Sarasota's Senior Celebrities

What do you do when you’ve been in the public eye for years, and then the spotlight starts to shift? If you’re like many aging celebrities, you move to Sarasota.

11/29/2017 By Robert Plunket

One Day

A Day in the Life of Cortez Boat Captain Kathe Fannon

Kathe Fannon makes sea adventures.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Segway Tour, Downtown Sarasota

Years after their prime, these scooters are still rolling.

11/29/2017 By John Pirman

Up, Up and Away

Flyboarding Lets Mere Mortals Soar

The extreme sport of flyboarding is about five years old; here's what it's like.

11/29/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Standing Their Ground

Florida is Tough Terrain for Gun Control—But Local Activists Keep Trying

The Sarasota chapter, of which Carol Rescigno is the president, is the Brady Campaign’s only active one in the state. By contrast, California has 28 chapters and even Texas has three.

11/29/2017 By David Hackett

Dear Marie

Remembering Marie Selby

An ode to the woman who gave us Selby Gardens.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

From the Editor

From the Editor: That Myakka Magic

Myakka is much more than just a bunch of trees.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel

News

Gulf Shore Media Announces Staff Changes for 2018

Pam Daniel will retire from her longtime roles as editorial director and editor-in-chief of Sarasota Magazine, effective February 2018. Susan Burns will succeed her.

11/28/2017

Proceed With Caution

Florida’s I-4 is America’s Deadliest Highway

Between 2011 and 2015, more than 150 people died on the 132-mile interstate between Tampa and Daytona Beach.

11/17/2017 By Pam Daniel

Virtual Insanity

Thanks to Augmented Reality, You Can Now Bring Your Tervis to Life

Just in time for the holidays, Tervis introduces the first design in its new line of Augmented Reality tumblers.

11/15/2017 By Ella Melzer

Best of Sarasota 2018

Vote for the Best of Sarasota 2018!

As Sarasota Magazine gets ready to celebrate the city’s finest people, places and traits, here's your chance to weigh in.

11/13/2017

Let's Get Sandy

Meet the 2017 the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Winners

The Crystal Classic brings together locals, tourists, and international sand sculpting teams.

11/13/2017 Photography by Ella Melzer

Tiki Time

Plans for a New Restaurant and Tiki Bar at Lido Beach Spark Protest

Should the City of Sarasota partner with private businesses to add a 200-seat restaurant and tiki bar to Lido Beach?

11/07/2017 By Pam Daniel

Sandimonium

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Returns

The annual sand-sculpting competition returns to Siesta Key Beach Nov. 10-13.

11/01/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Rescuing the Reefs

Pioneering Research at Mote Marine Laboratory May Save the World's Dying Coral

Scientists are fighting to save the Florida Reef Tract, the contiguous United States' only coral reef—and the third largest reef system in the world.

11/01/2017 By Tony D'Souza

Cheers!

The i-Ride is Downtown Sarasota's Newest Ride-Sharing Option

The low-speed cruisers make for a fun way to let you pack as many destinations as possible into that narrow happy hour window, without having to drive with a buzz.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Score!

How to Score a Great Deal on Local Arts Groups' Performances

The area’s performing arts troupes beckon with bargain tickets.

10/30/2017 By Ilene Denton