Year in Review

Our Editors' Favorite Stories of 2018

Eleven pieces that made us proud.

By Staff December 27, 2018

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The Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Helps Men and Women Flee Abusive Relationships

In 2017, law enforcement reported more than 1,400 domestic violence offenses in Sarasota County.

Greg Steube Fights for Guns and Individual Rights

The state senator is stirring up controversy.

What Does the U.N.'s Alarming New Climate Change Report Mean for Sarasota?

We asked Sarasota resident and Stanford professor emerita Dr. Terry Root.

Streets of Paradise Puts Homelessness in Focus

Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel created an online photo series to raise awareness about homelessness in the area, then flipped it into a full-fledged nonprofit.

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A Hollywood Casting Director Replicates Her Family's 100-Year-Old Cottage

Lora Kennedy—whose hits include Wonder Woman and Argo—has fond memories of her grandparents’ Bradenton Beach vacation home.

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How Weather Shaped Our History

You could argue that everything good that’s happened here has been tied to our glorious weather.

The Lavish Life and Forgotten Legacy of John Ringling North 

The story of the other circus king. 

Who Exactly is Disgraced Political Candidate Melissa Howard?

Mr. Chatterbox investigates.

14 Amazing Objects in the Ca’ d’Zan Mansion

Former curator Ron McCarthy shares his favorite parts of the Ringlings' Italianate home. 

Talking Fashion with Mega-Influencer—and Part-Time Sarasotan—Blair Eadie

Eadie, who has more than 1 million followers on Instagram and just launched a collection with Nordstrom, shares the secrets to her success, the trends she’s most looking forward to for spring, and why she loves Sarasota.

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The Best Tacos in Sarasota-Manatee

We admit it. We’re addicted to this humble Mexican street food. 

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