Family Fun Guide

Great Things to Do With Kids in Sarasota

From toddler art to untamed nature, a guide to under-the-radar adventures.

02/05/2020 By Pam Daniel and Ilene Denton

Top Stories

Avant Garden

Salvador Dalí-Inspired Style Blooms at Selby Gardens

The "Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind" exhibit inspired us to use the surrealist artist’s nature and butterfly paintings in fashion-forward style.

02/03/2020 Photography by Mark Farmwald

The T-Shirt Wars

Inside the Bitter Fight for the Future of Sarasota

A series of hard-fought conflicts has created a situation in which you can tell by the color of someone’s T-shirt whether that person is an ally or a mortal enemy.

02/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Table of Contents

Arts & Entertainment

Under the Big Top

Circus Sarasota Entertains Thousands Each Season. But First, It Needs That Tent

How did the tent get there? How big is it? Who made it? We asked circus tent master Luis Garcia those questions and more.

01/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Eat & Drink

Restaurant Review

At Shore's Longboat Key Location, Food and Ambiance Share the Spotlight

The second outpost of the popular restaurant opened on Longboat Key last October.

02/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Glendi Time!

Sarasota's St. Barbara Greek 'Glendi' Celebrates the Food and Culture of Greece

For nearly 40 years, Sarasota’s Greek community has come together for the annual festival.

02/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fashion & Shopping

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes of Our Salvador Dalí-Inspired Fashion Shoot

Our February 2020 fashion feature was inspired by Salvador Dalí's nature and butterfly paintings.

02/05/2020 By Staff

Avant Garden

Salvador Dalí-Inspired Style Blooms at Selby Gardens

The "Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind" exhibit inspired us to use the surrealist artist’s nature and butterfly paintings in fashion-forward style.

02/03/2020 Photography by Mark Farmwald

Love Matches

Four Great Gifts for Valentine's Day—or Any Day

Buy for your loved ones or keep them for yourself.

01/30/2020 By Megan McDonald

Home & Real Estate

What Your Money Can Buy

Here's What $1.5 Million Will Buy on Siesta Key

Plus, homes for $350,000 and $1.95 million in Lakewood Ranch.

02/07/2020 By Ilene Denton

All Natural

A Midcentury Home in the Sanderling Club Is Redesigned to Bring the Outdoors In

The home is set on a very private acre framed by gigantic live oaks, stands of bamboo, banyan trees and rhapis palms. Take a peek inside.

02/07/2020 By Ilene Denton

News & City Life

Family Fun Guide

Great Things to Do With Kids in Sarasota

From toddler art to untamed nature, a guide to under-the-radar adventures.

02/05/2020 By Pam Daniel and Ilene Denton

The T-Shirt Wars

Inside the Bitter Fight for the Future of Sarasota

A series of hard-fought conflicts has created a situation in which you can tell by the color of someone’s T-shirt whether that person is an ally or a mortal enemy.

02/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Travelin' Man

Guidebook Author and TV Host Rick Steves on Why Traveling the World Is a 'Political Act'

"When you travel, the most valuable souvenir you bring home is a broader perspective."

01/31/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

From the Editor

From the Editor: Do You Believe in Magic?

Some love stories coming with a sprinkling of pixie dust.

01/30/2020 By Staff

Unity Awards

Our 2020 Unity Award Winners Inspire, Connect and Transform

These 10 people have found a path away from the us-and-them zeitgeist.

01/30/2020

Unity Awards

Robert Rogers Started the Conversation With LGBTQ Elders About Loss and Legacy

“I’m a better person because of the generosity of all these people who’ve chosen to talk to me.”

01/30/2020 By Ilene Denton

Unity Awards

Phil Mockler Aids 'The Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Those Who Put Their Life on the Line Every Day'

Everyday Heroes USA supports military and first responders.

01/30/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Unity Awards

Kevin Swan Raises Funds and Awareness to Benefit ALS Patients

Swan's A Life Story Foundation has raised $1.5 million for ALS research, awareness and education.

01/30/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Unity Awards

Gabriel Ortiz Changes Young Lives Through the Power of Theater

“My life is about stories, tracing one point to the next. That’s what I say to my kids: ‘How do we take over our narratives?’”

01/30/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Unity Awards

John Annis Is a Connector For Community Change

“There’s a bunch of people out there who want to do good things. All they need to do is be asked.”

01/30/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Unity Awards

Top CEO Turned Minister Brock Leach Uses Leadership to Help the Disadvantaged

“It was a revelation for me that I could make a difference for someone else."

01/30/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Unity Awards

KT Curran’s Plays and Films Star Young Adults and Their Deeply Emotional Stories

“I like to do good work as much as I like to help young people."

01/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Unity Awards

Aly Busse Spreads the Gospel of Marine Science to Area Minority Students

“We need people who’ve come from different backgrounds and life experiences to help solve problems the oceans are facing. The more diverse voices, the better.”

01/30/2020 By Megan McDonald

Flashback

Flashback: Kentucky Military Institute, Circa 1947-1951

The institute opened its winter quarters in downtown Venice in 1933.

01/30/2020 By Ilene Denton

How to Save a Life

Simulated Teenagers Are Training Sarasota County School Staff to Help Troubled Students

The new training is a response to a spreading mental health crisis among young Americans.

01/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hidden Histories

Sarasota’s African-American Cemeteries Have, Thankfully, Been Preserved

The history of segregation and black cemeteries in Florida and around the country was highlighted last fall when two black cemeteries in Tampa were discovered.

01/30/2020 By Isaac Eger

Unity Awards

Jacquelyn Paulk and David Rubin Help Kids SOAR

Jacquelyn Paulk's passion for students and parents is legendary. With the help of David Rubin, her SOAR Learning Center is thriving.

01/30/2020 By Susan Burns