Snapshot

Streets of Paradise Puts Homelessness in Focus

Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel created an online photo series to raise awareness about homelessness in the area, then flipped it into a full-fledged nonprofit.

12/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

The Shaper

Expert Surfboard Maker Juan Rodriguez Shapes a Living and a Life From Catching Waves

“People in general want to be a part of something. Surfing is tribal.”

11/30/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Giving Sea

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jack E. Davis on the Gulf of Mexico, History and Hope

Before Davis, no one had told the story of the Gulf.

11/29/2018 By Isaac Eger

SPOTLIGHT

Five Questions with Filmmaker and Humanitarian Caroline Baron

The Golden Globe winning filmmaker and founder of FilmAid International comes to Sarasota next month as one of the speakers of the 2018 PINC Conference.

11/28/2018 By Giulia Heyward

SOIL SISTER

Five Questions With Detroit Dirt's Pashon Murray

The cofounder of Detroit Dirt has appeared in Ford commercials and spoken at the White House. Now, she's coming to Sarasota.

11/20/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Law

Two New Attorneys Sworn in at Sarasota Firm

Williams Parker recently hosted a swearing-in ceremony for two attorneys admitted to the Florida Bar: Kyle Elliott and Diana Berlin.

11/15/2018 By Staff

Business of Fashion

Talking Fashion With Mega-Influencer—and Part-Time Sarasotan—Blair Eadie

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.

11/08/2018 By Megan McDonald

Mod World

This Year's Sarasota MOD Weekend Celebrates Architect Paul Rudolph

Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger headlines this year’s Sarasota MOD Weekend.

10/29/2018 Edited by Ilene Denton

Best Lunches

A Day in the Life of a Jimmy John's Delivery Driver

Intrepid food reporter Cooper Levey-Baker finds out what it's really like delivering all those sandwiches.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mr. Chatterbox

Who Exactly is Disgraced Political Candidate Melissa Howard?

Mr. Chatterbox investigates.

10/25/2018 By Robert Plunket

What I've Learned

Venice Resident David Crane Pioneered Closed Captioning

In addition to leading the development of closed captioning technology, Crane is a multi-Emmy Award-winning technical manager for NBC's Olympics coverage—and owns a landscaping business with his son.

10/25/2018 By David Hackett

Closing Credits

Sarasota's Iconic Video Renaissance Closes Its Doors

“I accept it,” says owner Bill Woolridge. “It’s been a great run. You know when Netflix started, I thought we were going to be outta here and gone by 2003-2004.”

10/25/2018 By Isaac Eger

New Hires

Heather Dunhill Named Director of Marketing and Communications for Planned Parenthood of Central and Southwest Florida

Sarasota Magazine's longtime fashion and beauty editor will start her tenure on Monday, Oct. 22.

10/16/2018 By Megan McDonald

R.I.P.

Affordable Housing Entrepreneur Dies

Harvey Vengroff, who became well known in recent years for his efforts to build more affordable housing in Sarasota and Bradenton, died Thursday at age 77.

10/12/2018 By Staff

Balancing Act

Six-Term Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan Walks a Tightrope in the Age of Trump

This year, Buchanan faces his most hostile election since 2006.

09/26/2018 By David Hackett

Cowgirl in Training

Arcadia High Schooler Savanah Nelson Is a Champion Goat Tier

Nelson, who originally qualified in sixth grade, spends hours every day practicing slow-motion tying with goats so she can secure their legs without hurting them.

09/26/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Religion

Funeral Home Hires Rabbi for Jewish Outreach

Toale Brothers Funeral Home recently hired rabbi Howard Simon as a liaison to the Jewish community.

09/13/2018 By Staff

Gifts Guide

Three Recent Mega-Gifts Signal a Seismic Shift in Sarasota's Philanthropic Landscape

2018 has been the year of giving generously.

08/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Breaking Away

The Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Helps Women and Men Flee Abusive Relationships

In 2017, law enforcement reported more than 1,400 domestic violence offenses in Sarasota County.

08/29/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Let's Party

How to Throw a Fabulous Party

Tips from Laura Wood, Asolo Repertory Theatre's events manager.

08/29/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship