For year ’round residents, it can be frustrating to see a wealth of activities and events that take, well, wealth to attend. But that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do if you live on a budget. Consider some of my favorite things that are free (or nearly so.)
(1) The Herald-Tribune. Sarasota’s local (and Pulitzer Prize winning) newspaper has a great free online condensed edition. I love this paper for how it engages in powerful investigative local reporting—a rarity these days. You don’t know nothin’ about Sarasota without being a reader!!! And with full digital and print available for about $20/month, how can anyone resist being a subscriber? With Sunday’s coupons, the subscription pays for itself. Even better is that on Thursdays, Ticket Magazine is included with the paper and this supplement offers a comprehensive list of weekend and upcoming events throughout the area.