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Day Tripper

Great Florida Road Trips

24 great adventures on one tank of gas.

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Ilene Denton, and Pam Daniel

Top Stories

Sunshine and Darkness

Is Michael Barfield a Crusader or a Con Man?

The complicated case of our city's most controversial figure.

03/01/2016 By Tony D'Souza

Passing the Bucks

Some Lucky Baby Boomers Will Become Very Rich, Very Soon

A colossal transfer of wealth is happening in America--and our city is getting a disproportionate share of it.

03/01/2016 By Rich Rescigno

Dog Days

A Manatee County Dog Gets Statewide Legislative Changes Rolling

Padi the dog, who bit the ear of a 4-year-old boy in Manatee County last June, scored a major legal victory for dogs and their owners.

03/01/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Review

Pomona Serves Exceptional Food in a Sophisticated, Intimate Venue

Our food critic says chefs Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes offer diners meticulously orchestrated courses that meet high standards of preparation and presentation.

03/01/2016 By Marsha Fottler Photography by Chad Spencer

Gossip Girl

Remembering Marjorie North

Mr. Chatterbox remembers the late, great Sarasota Herald-Tribune columnist Marjorie North.

03/01/2016 By Bob Plunket

Table of Contents

Arts & Entertainment

The Bard Rules

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Students Stage Tribute to Shakespeare

FSU/Asolo Conservatory students present "Macbeth" as a tribute to the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.

03/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

Stamp of Approval

Ringling Grad Creates Coastal Bird Stamps for U.S. Postal Service

Ringling graphic design alum Tyler Lang was tapped to create a series of postcard stamps for USPS.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Art & Culture

Highlights from The Ringling's New Center for Asian Art

Here's what you can expect to see at The Ringling's new Center for Asian Art.

03/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

Best of Sarasota

Day Tripper

Great Florida Road Trips

24 great adventures on one tank of gas.

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Ilene Denton, and Pam Daniel

Eat & Drink

Foodologist

Karen Coltun and Alan Yaruss Bring Biscuit Tortoni to Sarasota

Karen Coltun and Alan Yaruss are whipping up a beloved Italian dessert.

03/01/2016 By Megan McDonald

Review

Pomona Serves Exceptional Food in a Sophisticated, Intimate Venue

Our food critic says chefs Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes offer diners meticulously orchestrated courses that meet high standards of preparation and presentation.

03/01/2016 By Marsha Fottler Photography by Chad Spencer

Fashion & Shopping

Now Ear This

Statement Earrings Make a Fashionable Comeback

Fashion editor Heather Dunhill rounds up eight pairs of earrings that are guaranteed to get noticed.

03/01/2016 By Heather Dunhill

Health & Fitness

Living Well

Gardening Feeds Your Body and Spirit

Plus: a new belt that tracks activity and a warning against over-exfoliating your skin.

03/01/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Home & Real Estate

Money Talks

What $450,000 Will Get You in Sarasota

Bob Plunket takes a look at three real estate listings, all priced around $450K.

03/01/2016 By Bob Plunket

Home Tour

Glass Stars in a Striking New West-of-the-Trail Residence

Peek inside the home of Ian Collins, CEO of Novum Structures, which creates glass-glazed elements for buildings around the globe.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton Photography by Eastep Photography

News & City Life

My New Hometown

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Singer John McEuen Settles Down on the Manatee River

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band singer John McEuen recently moved to a five-acre spread on the Manatee River from Manhattan.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Civil Discourse

Should Businesses Be Required to Provide Services to Same-Sex Couples?

A conversation about gay weddings and religious freedom between State Rep. Julio Gonzalez and Ken Shelin.

03/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Polo Pro

A Day in the Life of Polo Player Francisco Llosa

One day with Francisco Llosa of the Sarasota Polo Club.

03/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Robert Castro

Only in Sarasota

View from the Ringling Bridge

Illustrator John Pirman takes in the panoramic views from the top of the Ringling Bridge.

03/01/2016 Illustrations by John Pirman

Gossip Girl

Remembering Marjorie North

Mr. Chatterbox remembers the late, great Sarasota Herald-Tribune columnist Marjorie North.

03/01/2016 By Bob Plunket

Gentle Giants

Florida Manatee Population Reaches Record Highs

One of the first species listed as endangered on the 1972 Endangered Species Act, the Florida manatee population now numbers more than 6,300.

03/01/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Dog Days

A Manatee County Dog Gets Statewide Legislative Changes Rolling

Padi the dog, who bit the ear of a 4-year-old boy in Manatee County last June, scored a major legal victory for dogs and their owners.

03/01/2016 By Hannah Wallace

From the Editor

Weathering a Rare Sarasota Tornado

In El Nino years, tornadoes are especially likely to occur in Florida. Pam Daniel remembers the ones that came ashore in January.

03/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Passing the Bucks

Some Lucky Baby Boomers Will Become Very Rich, Very Soon

A colossal transfer of wealth is happening in America--and our city is getting a disproportionate share of it.

03/01/2016 By Rich Rescigno

Sunshine and Darkness

Is Michael Barfield a Crusader or a Con Man?

The complicated case of our city's most controversial figure.

03/01/2016 By Tony D'Souza

Talking Points

How to Sound Smart About Redistricting

Cooper Levey-Baker breaks down what's going on with redistricting and how it affects us.

03/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker