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

Biggest Man on Campus

A 6 Foot, 9 Inch, 400-Pound Teen at IMG Academy is Generating National Buzz

Football player Daniel Faalele is making headlines.

10/30/2017 By David Hackett

Irma

Why Sarasota Lucked Out With Hurricane Irma

Weather Underground's Jeff Masters—a former NOAA Hurricane Hunter—shares his insight.

09/12/2017 By David Hackett

Pot-Pourri

Florida's New Medical Marijuana Law is a Mixed Bag

“Florida is near the bottom of giving people what they actually voted for."

07/26/2017 By David Hackett

Gotcha!

What Happens to Your Mug Shot if You Get Arrested in Sarasota?

Spoiler alert: Your booking shot will follow you, even if charges don’t.

07/26/2017 By David Hackett

Intelligence Matters, Part 2

Trump's Sharing of Top-Secret Information With Russians Alarms Former Intelligence Official

"The whole thing makes me sick."

05/16/2017 By David Hackett

Intelligence Matters

A Retired CIA Officer Talks Russia, the 2016 Presidential Election and More

“I understand that people have a lot of questions right now. That’s why I agreed to meet you.”

04/17/2017 By David Hackett

Siesta Sanctuary

Siesta Key Beach is Home to One of the Most Consequential Conservation Areas in Sarasota County

A sliver of beach is a lifeline for the imperiled snowy plover.

03/29/2017 By David Hackett

Change Agent

Can the "Prince of Darkness" Become a Beacon of Hope?

The 48-year-old Venice accountant has a reputation as the money man behind scores of Florida political campaigns.

03/29/2017 By David Hackett

Meating Agenda

6 Boss Butcher Shops

Our guide to local meat spots that are a cut above.

03/15/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and David Hackett

Set the Screen

March Madness at Five Great Sarasota Sports Bars

Travel on down to these great spots for watching the NCAA basketball tournament.

03/14/2017 By David Hackett

Road Trips

For Avid Golfers, Alabama's Golf Trail is a Glorious Getaway

Spend a few days on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and you'll discover one of the best-kept secrets and values in regional golf.

03/01/2017 By David Hackett

Fore!

It's a Great Time to Be a Golfer in Southwest Florida

Reasonable prices: check. Abundant places to play and practice: check. Clubs that value their customers: check.

11/30/2016 By David Hackett

Tweet, Tweet

This is the Best Spot for Bird-Watching in Sarasota

The Celery Fields are a hub for bird life.

11/30/2016 By David Hackett