Awards

Visit Sarasota's Enriqueta Balandra Selected for Destinations International Foundation's ‘30 Under 30’ Program

Balandra will receive networking opportunities and professional development throughout the year.

04/18/2019 By Staff

Awards

Kathryn Graber Named 2019 James Wischer 'Child Advocate of the Year' by Manatee Children's Services

Graber has had a long career in child advocacy.

04/10/2019 By Staff

Education

Manatee Educator Named Florida Assistant Principal of the Year

Bernadette Pletcher is assistant principal at Palmetto's Tillman Elementary; she helped guide the school from an F grade to a B grade.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Veronica Brady Named Director of Advancement for Bay Park Conservancy

Brady will help accelerate fundraising for Bay Park and lead private philanthropic giving.

04/04/2019 By Staff

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Returns to Havana

Sixty years after fleeing Havana during the Cuban Revolution, our humor columnist returns for the first time to the changed island nation.

04/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

What I've Learned

Retired General and Venice Resident Gerald E. McIlmoyle Played a Major Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

"I’ll never forget President Kennedy telling me eyeball to eyeball, ‘I’ll never be able to thank you enough for bringing back those pictures and allowing me to peacefully settle this crisis.’"

04/01/2019 By David Hackett

BUSINESS OF FASHION

Fashion Mega-Influencer Blair Eadie Has Made Sarasota Her Second Home

Eadie, who has more than 1 million followers on Instagram and just launched a collection with Nordstrom, shares the secrets to her success, the trends she’s most looking forward to for spring, and why she loves Sarasota.

03/14/2019 By Megan McDonald

International Women's Day

Nine Extraordinary Women Who Are Transforming Sarasota-Manatee

These trailblazers have big dreams and fresh ideas.

03/08/2019

LOCAL FILM

Local Documentary Receives Three Awards at Film Festival Screenings Across the Country

Since its original test screening in Sarasota, the documentary has been shown at eight film festivals, receiving three separate awards along the way.

03/06/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Picture This

A Day in the Life of Sarasota

Photographers Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, Brad McCourtney and Chad Spencer span the region to capture the things people do and the places they go, from sunrise to moonrise.

02/28/2019 Photography by Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, and Brad McCourtney By Chad Spencer

The Lion King

Actor Jared Dixon Perfects His Craft in Disney's The Lion King

Dixon stars as Simba in the Tony Award-winning musical, coming to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in March.

02/28/2019 By Giulia Heyward

TV RECAP

Recap: MTV's Siesta Key Season 2, Episode 7: 'It's Been A Day'

This week, we learn that this show takes monogamy and throws it out the window. We also find out when peak "booty-call hours" take place.

02/27/2019 By Giulia Heyward

40th Anniversary

40 Years of Limelight Photos

This town has always known how to throw a party.

02/27/2019 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: A Night In the Life of Sarasota

There are eight million stories in the Naked City. Fortunately for us all, Mr. Chatterbox could only find about seven in Sarasota. Here they are. It’s Saturday, Feb. 7, 1987…

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: Hanging Out With the Art Crowd in 1991

When the local arts crowd gets together, the atmosphere is redolent with famous names, serious politics, and lots and lots of money.

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

Black History Month

Dr. Nikki Yeboah's The (M)others Brings Conversations on Loss and Police Brutality to Sarasota

In celebration of Black History Month, staged readings will take place in Sarasota. The project explores four mothers who have lost a child to police violence.

02/14/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Applause

Women's Resource Center Will Honor Four 'Wonder Women' at Spring Legacy Luncheon

They are Umbreen Khalidi-Majeed, Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld, Michael Saunders and Heather Kasten.

02/06/2019 By Staff

"It's Not Rocket Science"

'High Priestess of Health' Jane Brody Shares Seven Tips for Living Well

"I don’t believe in deprivation or diets because diets are something you go on and off of. You have to adopt a lifestyle."

02/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

Set the Stage

Catering Captain Tracey McCammack on How to Make a Party Stand Out

If you’ve been to a party catered by Michael’s on East in the past 25 years, you’ve met Tracey McCammack.

01/24/2019 By Ilene Denton

Unity Awards 2019

Meet the Winners of Our 2019 Unity Awards

We’re a closer, brighter place thanks to the winners of our 2019 Unity Awards.

01/24/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Isaac Eger, Kay Kipling, Megan McDonald, and Ilene Denton Photography by Everett Dennison