From the Editor

A Gator Tale

In Florida, gators can be the biggest of all pests

05/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

Heat Index

Nancy Parrish Leads a National Battle Against Sexual Harrassment in the Military

"I realized all my life experience led me to this moment."

05/26/2017 By Kay Kipling

Siesta Takes the Crown

Dr. Beach Awards Siesta Beach With Top Honor

Siesta Beach earns the coveted top spot on Dr. Beach's annual top 10 list.

05/25/2017 By Rick Morgan

Intelligence Matters, Part 2

Trump's Sharing of Top-Secret Information With Russians Alarms Former Intelligence Official

"The whole thing makes me sick."

05/16/2017 By David Hackett

Nesting Season

First Sea Turtle Nests of 2017 Reported in Venice

Sea turtle nesting season runs May 1-October 31.

05/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Ghosts of the Circus

All Over Our Region, Haunting Relics of the Greatest Show on Earth Remain

After a long goodbye, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is going out of business.

05/01/2017 By Robert Plunket

Best of Sarasota 2017

Best of Sarasota 2017: Readers' Poll

Drumroll, please: here are the results of our annual readers' poll.

04/26/2017 By Staff

Best of Sarasota 2017

Best of Sarasota 2017: Best New Arts & Entertainment

Our editors' top picks from Sarasota's arts and culture scene.

04/26/2017 By Staff

Ghosts of the Circus

All Over Our Region, Haunting Relics of the Greatest Show on Earth Remain

The door has closed on one of America’s greatest institutions.

04/26/2017 By Robert Plunket

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Alfred R. Goldstein Library, Ringling College

Sarasota's newest library has a Florida view.

04/26/2017 Illustrations by John Pirman

People Person

Populism Inspires Sarasota Resident Jerry Springer's TV Show—and His Politics

Springer estimates that he’s done 200 shows a year for 26 years, with an average of 10 guests a show, which means roughly 50,000 Americans have appeared on TV with him.

04/26/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Follow the Money

Here's How Our Region Has Spent $21 Million in EPA Grants

President Trump's proposed budget would cut EPA funding by one-third.

04/26/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Made in SRQ

PGT Makes Storm-Resistant Windows

The company can manufacture some of the biggest windows in the industry without sacrificing strength and stability.

04/26/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell to Longboat Key Center for the Arts

After six decades, the art center closes this month.

04/26/2017 By Kay Kipling

Why I Care

Why I Care: Gene Rose Feeds the Homeless

An encounter with a homeless man caused Gene Rose to start volunteering at the Salvation Army.

04/26/2017 By Ilene Denton

Fairy Godmother

Christine Mayer Helps Girls' Prom Dreams Come True

Mayer spends much of prom season in a room in a school board building she calls “The Closet,” helping hundreds of girls find the dress of their dreams.

04/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

Crystal Vision

The Amateur Sand Sculpture Competition Returns This Month

Sand sculptors turn Siesta’s quartz sand into magical creations.

04/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

Mr. Chatterbox

Our Humor Columnist's Picks for the Best of Sarasota 2017

Joe Gruters, Steve Bannon, Jesse Biter, Betty Schoenbaum and Katherine Harris all make Mr. C's list.

04/26/2017 By Robert Plunket

From the Editor

From the Editor: Celebrating Sarasota

As we roll out our Best of Sarasota Issue, we win some awards of our own.

04/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

Act II

A Local Singer Discovers Her Half-Brother—and Revives Her Career

Twinkle Schascle Yochim and her half-brother Tony LeClerc make beautiful music together.

04/26/2017 By Dennis Maley