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A Line in the Sand

Who Owns Florida's Beaches?

Most Floridians—and our visitors—have no idea that their ability to stroll our beloved beaches is in jeopardy.

09/03/2020 By Isaac Eger

You Are Not Alone

Covid-19 Is Fueling America’s Loneliness Epidemic

The pandemic has left millions of Americans cut off from other people, and public health experts say the consequences could be dire.

09/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Designing Mind

Peek Inside Fashion Influencer Blair Eadie's Colorful Sarasota Home

Eadie's 1920s cottage is a reflection of its owner.

05/28/2020 By Megan McDonald Photography by Kylie Fitts

What's Next?

A Leading Florida Economist Pictures Life After Coronavirus

UCF’s Sean Snaith says he was “shocked” by the spring shutdown and that it “bulldozed the economy.”

09/03/2020 By Pam Daniel

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Arts & Entertainment

The New Guy

New Music New College’s New Artistic Director Takes Audiences on a Discovery of Exciting 'New Sounds'

“It’s a wild time to be planning a concert series,” Mark Dancigers admits.

09/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Destined to Play

Former NFL Linebacker—and Sarasota Resident—Reggie Williams Shares His Life in His New Autobiography

In the book, Williams recounts many moments of providence in his life.

08/31/2020 By Isaac Eger

Best of Sarasota

They Inspire Us

Meet Seven Bold Women With Fresh Ideas and Big Dreams

Whether they’re running a billion-dollar business or starting a nonprofit on a shoestring budget, these women are challenging and shaping what we’ve always a...

09/17/2020 By Jessika Ward, Megan McDonald, Giulia Heyward, Kay Kipling, Susan Burns, Allison Forsyth, and Ilene Denton

Eat & Drink

Fresh Air

Our Favorite Outdoor Dining Destinations

Covid-19 has made outdoor dining more popular than ever. Here are our favorite destinations for an al fresco feast.

09/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Taking a Detour

Local Food Trucks Adapt to an Industry Radically Altered By Covid-19

“We’re trying to adjust and adapt. It’s nothing like it used to be.”

09/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health & Fitness

You Are Not Alone

Covid-19 Is Fueling America’s Loneliness Epidemic

The pandemic has left millions of Americans cut off from other people, and public health experts say the consequences could be dire.

09/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Home & Real Estate

Designing Mind

Peek Inside Fashion Influencer Blair Eadie's Colorful Sarasota Home

Eadie's 1920s cottage is a reflection of its owner.

05/28/2020 By Megan McDonald Photography by Kylie Fitts

News & City Life

The Youth Director

Suriya Khong Empowers Young People

“No one makes it in the world alone, but with supportive and caring adults who take active interest in young people, their possibilities become limitless."

09/17/2020 By Allison Forsyth

The Journalist

Mercedes Soler-Martinez Tells the Stories Her Listeners Need

“Hispanics have always been here. They didn’t come across the border 20 years ago to break immigration laws.”

09/17/2020 By Alan Cresto

The Fighter

Natasha Clemons Fights for Police Reform

Clemons is one of the voices of the local Black Lives Matter chapter and the CEO of the Rodney Mitchell Foundation, as well as a full-time hospital nurse.

09/17/2020 By Giulia Heyward

The Teacher

Neirda Lafontant Paves the Way for Future Innovators in S.T.E.A.M. Careers

A dynamic speaker and motivator, Lafontant created the nonprofit FUNducation in 2019 to give kids an opportunity to build robots, learn about forensics, explore coding and more.

09/17/2020 By Jessika Ward

The Advocate

Laura Gilkey Is a Passionate Advocate for Pediatric Cancer Research

After losing her son, Benjamin, to cancer at just 9 years old, Laura Gilkey created a fund to support innovative oncology care for children.

09/17/2020 By Megan McDonald

Come Together

The Merger of Historic Spanish Point With Selby Gardens May Foretell a Trend

We may be seeing more such mergers, given the dire financial situation many nonprofits are finding themselves in.

09/14/2020 By Ilene Denton

History

Flashback: Fishing at Longbeach Village in the 1910s

A look back at simpler times, when fishing off the dock at Longbeach Village's north end was the chief entertainment.

09/14/2020 By Ilene Denton

A Line in the Sand

Who Owns Florida's Beaches?

Most Floridians—and our visitors—have no idea that their ability to stroll our beloved beaches is in jeopardy.

09/03/2020 By Isaac Eger

What's Next?

A Leading Florida Economist Pictures Life After Coronavirus

UCF’s Sean Snaith says he was “shocked” by the spring shutdown and that it “bulldozed the economy.”

09/03/2020 By Pam Daniel

On the Road

A Sarasota Couple Brings New Love to a Classic Motorcoach

Their passion project took four hours every day for a year.

08/31/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Oily Business

Ten Years After Deepwater Horizon, the Possibility of Offshore Oil Drilling in the Gulf Has Resurfaced

The eastern Gulf is considered a "golden trophy" for the oil industry.

08/31/2020 By Craig Pittman