What I've Learned

Sylvia Safford Barber Blazed a Trail for Women in the Military

"I was proud to be a pioneer."

10/02/2019 By David Hackett

What I've Learned

Tennis Pro Jimmy Arias on Young Stardom, Starting Over and Coaching

"Playing to your strengths is crucial.”

09/01/2019 By David Hackett

Perfect Party

September's Perfect Party: Flesh-Eating Bacteria Edition

This month's fantasy guest list.

09/01/2019 By Pam Daniel

Books & Beyond

New Public Libraries Chief Renee DiPilato Says Libraries Are “The Great Connectors”

“The library was always a stable presence in my life,” she says.

09/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

History Buffs

A Sarasota Duo's Historical Experiences Educate and Entertain

Offering everything from live events to a podcast, Compass Rose will lead you down a rabbit hole of Sarasota history.

08/30/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Killing It

Emanne Beasha Wins the Golden Buzzer on America's Got Talent

The 10-year-old opera singer from North Port gets the Golden Buzzer from guest judge Jay Leno in the Judges' Cut round of the show.

08/12/2019 By Olivia Letts

Practical magic

Sarasota Paranormal Investigators Seek Answers

Brittany Ann and her team are not your average paranormalists.

08/07/2019 By Olivia Letts

Walking With Ghosts

A Conversation With Poet Diana Khoi Nguyen

"Grief was an unpredictable, tricky thing I found myself in as I was trying to understand and make sense of my brother’s passing."

07/31/2019 By Olivia Letts

Lights, camera, action

Jason Buff Takes Portrait Photos That Are a Cut Above Your Average Headshot

The photographer has made a name for himself by capturing the spirit of his subjects.

07/29/2019 By Olivia Letts

Class and Sass

Emanne Beasha Lights Up the Stage on America's Got Talent

Ten-year-old opera singer and North Port resident Emanne Beasha is the sweetest "diva" you'll ever meet.

07/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Newsmaker

Veronica Brady Is Out to Raise $20 Million to Build Phase One of The Bay

Brady was an early supporter of the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization and part of a three-person team that raised $2.1 million in 2017 to pay for the master plan.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Making Waves

Six Women Shaping Our Region—and Our World

We celebrate six women whose talents and accomplishments are transforming the environment, business, sports and politics here and beyond.

06/29/2019 By Pam Daniel, Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, and Kay Kipling

Making Waves

Stevie Freeman-Montes Is Determined to Help Sarasota Face Climate Change

“I’m trying to facilitate a process of figuring this out together.”

06/28/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Herstory

Meet the Women Who Have Helped Shape Sarasota Over the Past Century

Our city wouldn't be the same without these ten powerful females.

06/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Making Waves

Heather Kasten Brings Change to the Chamber

“The chamber turns 100 in 2020. I’ve heard from other women that this is a game-changer.”

06/28/2019 By Susan Burns

Making Waves

Elizabeth Moore Protects Florida Lands Through Philanthropy

The conservationist and philanthropist works to ensure that children today, and in the future, can experience nature the way she did.

06/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Making Waves

Cynthia Heil Came to Town to Tackle Red Tide

"In a year we hope to have found and begin testing a compound that can mitigate red tide."

06/28/2019 By Pam Daniel

Making Waves

Christina Unkel Believes in the Power of Sports

She is one of only three FIFA-licensed female referees who represent the United States Soccer Federation in the U.S., Canada and across South America and the Caribbean—even as far away as China.

06/27/2019 By Ilene Denton

Making Waves

Emma González Has Become the Face of the Gun-Control Movement

González is a rising sophomore at New College of Florida.

06/27/2019 By Pam Daniel

A Collector's Paradise

Where to Find Your New Showpiece: Rum Runner's Antiques

Historical treasures from around the world are waiting for new homes at Rum Runner's Antiques, Dan Simic's labor of love.

06/10/2019 By Olivia Letts