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Come On Barbie, Let's Go Party

History Day in the Park Will Highlight Sarasota's Fascinating Connection to Barbie

The Edson Keith Mansion's last owner was Mae Hansen Prodie, a successful traveling toy salesperson who developed her own line of dolls.

03/22/2023 By Staff

Game Stop

Arcade Monsters Is a Fun Spring Break Activity for Kids on St. Armands Circle

It's the perfect spot for moody teens who don't want to spend all day shopping on the circle.

03/17/2023 By Isaac Eger

Smells Like Teen Spirit

A Huge List of Fun Things to Do and See With Teenagers

Teens can be a tough crowd, so here's a handy list to make entertaining them in Sarasota and Manatee counties a cinch.

03/13/2023 By Kim Doleatto


Photos: Sarasota Orchestra Gala

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma was the special guest performer at the sold-out event.

03/07/2023 Photography by Lori Sax


Photos: Asolo Rep's 'Broadway Begins Here!' Gala

This year's gala honored retiring Asolo Rep leaders Michael Donald Edwards and Linda DiGabriele.



Your March 2023 Sarasota Horoscope

Let your zodiac sign help you figure out how to make 2023 your best year yet.

03/01/2023 By Sir Helder Amos

The Square Root of Love

On His 55th Birthday, the Sarasota Community Remembered Artist John Sims

Sims, whose work was conceptual, sometimes controversial and always thought-provoking, died suddenly in December 2022.

02/15/2023 By Kay Kipling

Art Studios

Creative Liberties Has Opened a Second Location in the Limelight District

Seeing the demand and the opportunity, Creative Liberties just keeps growing.

02/15/2023 By Bethany Ritz


Sarasota Sailing Regatta, 1961

With plenty of sailing events happening regularly here, here's a look back at a regatta from 1961.

01/27/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Sidewalk Art

What's Up With Those Zigzag Sculptures on Cocoanut Avenue?

John Dehn, who lives in the historic Central Cocoanut neighborhood north of downtown Sarasota, is the man behind the zigzag.

01/25/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Curtains up!

Asolo Rep Names New Producing Artistic Director

Peter Rothstein is the founding artistic director of Minneapolis' Theatre Latté Da and directed "Sweeney Todd" and "Ragtime" at Asolo Rep.

01/24/2023 By Staff

Time Machine

Stroll Through Sarasota History With an Interactive Walking Tour

Compass Rose founders Andrea Knies and Mimi Cirbusova explore the boom and bust of 1926 Sarasota and the resilience of the community during the Great Depression and World War II.

01/17/2023 By Kim Doleatto


The Hermitage Names Not One, But Two Greenfield Prize Winners for 2023

They are visual artist Sandy Rodriguez and street dance pioneer Lorenzo "Rennie" Harris.

01/17/2023 By Staff


In 1955, Local Heroes Staged 'Wade-Ins' to Protest Segregation

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and approach Black History Month, here's a look back at Sarasota's history in the civil rights movement.

01/13/2023 By Bethany Ritz

A Perfect 10

A Fast-Paced, Fan-Favorite Special Speaker Event is Back

After a two-year hiatus, 10x10, which features 10 local presenters each with 10 slides and five minutes to speak, is back.

01/13/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Unity Awards

Doricha Sales Teaches the Art of Ballet to Break Down Barriers

"I think my profession can help more people see that dance is accessible to them.” 

01/09/2023 By Dariela Delgado

Unity Awards

Arlene Sweeting Gives a Voice to Underrepresented Communities

In 2004, Sweeting partnered with the New College Student Alliance and 96.5 WSLR was born.

01/09/2023 By Isaac Eger

Image Is Everything

What the New City Seal Says About Sarasota's Possible Future

Reading the tea leaves of the city's new look.

01/04/2023 By Isaac Eger


A Glimpse of Sarasota From the Air in 1923

Here's a chance to look back on the changes that this city has experienced over the past century.

12/30/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Florida Woman

What to Know Before Moving to Florida

This December, writer Laura Paqutte is celebrating the anniversary of her three-year-long relationship with the Sunshine State.

12/29/2022 By Laura Paquette