Food Lovers' Guide

5 "Food Fighters" Who are Making a Difference in Our Community

Christa Leonard, Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes, Ed Chiles, and John Matthews aim to change the way we think about food.

10/27/2016 Illustrations by Andrew Theophilopoulous By Staff

How Easy is That?

Talking to Celebrated Chef and Author Ina Garten

The Barefoot Contessa will be at Tampa's Straz Center next week to talk about her long career and her 10th cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey.

10/26/2016 By Megan McDonald

My World

Community AIDS Network Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

CAN chief advancement officer Scott George on a quarter-century of victories—and losses—against AIDS.

10/26/2016 With Scott George

The World in a Classroom

Searching for Diversity in Sarasota

When Sylvia Whitman moved to Sarasota, she searched for diversity. Then she signed up to teach an evening ESOL class.

10/26/2016 By Sylvia Whitman

Happy Days

What It’s Like to Live in the Happiest Place on Earth

And no, we don't mean Disney World.

10/20/2016 By Megan McDonald

No Time to Rest

How This Supreme Court Marriage Equality Plaintiff Went From "Accidental" Activist to Just Plain Activist

"The opponents of equality know they're losing and they're lashing out in every way they can."

10/12/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Redemption Man

Bryan Stevenson Fights for Condemned Prisoners

Stevenson—lawyer, author, TED Talk speaker, MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant recipient and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative—will be in Sarasota on Oct. 27 for Legal Aid of Manasota's 25th anniversary.

09/28/2016 By Kay Kipling

One Day

A Day in the Life of Sarasota Police Officer Devin Epps

Officer Devin Epps helps keep the streets of downtown Sarasota safe.

09/02/2016 By Pam Daniel Photography by Robert Castro

Southern Soul

Chef Vivian Howard Talks A Chef's Life, Southern Food and Her New Book

Through her PBS show, A Chef's Life, and her new book, Deep Run Roots, Chef Vivian Howard aims to honor Southern food history.

08/31/2016 By Megan McDonald

From the Editor

About Those Powerful People

Pam Daniel on Sarasota's new power grid.

08/31/2016 By Pam Daniel

Powerball

How to Win the Influence Game in Sarasota

We asked attorney Morgan Bentley to share his analysis of power in our city.

08/31/2016 By Morgan Bentley

Power Players

Meet the 25 Most Influential Men and Women in Sarasota Today

Each of the 25 power players on our list wields major clout in our community.

08/31/2016 By Susan Burns, Tony D'Souza, Pam Daniel, Ilene Denton, Kay Kipling, and Cooper Levey-Baker

Gentle into the Night

Tidewell Hospice Workers Help People Die Peacefully

You might think working with dying patients would be draining and depressing. Those at Tidewell Hospice say you'd be wrong.

07/29/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Take the Cake

How a Dispute at a Gulf Gate Bakery Ended Up on National TV

James Plocharsky, owner of Jim's Small Batch Bakery, filed a small claims complaint and ended up on The People's Court.

06/22/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Bars

Crime Novelist Tim Dorsey on His Fictional Hero’s Favorite Florida Bars

We asked best-selling crime novelist Tim Dorsey where his hero, Serge A. Storms, would drink.

06/22/2016 By Tim Dorsey

Heat Index

Pet Portraitist Nancy Colby is an Advocate for Animals

The North Port-based artist travels with her cats to art shows around Florida.

06/22/2016 By Ilene Denton

From the Editor

Do Doctors Care?

An inside view of a doctor's life from the chief of staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

06/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Animal Athlete

A Day in the Life of Bodybuilder Jason Huh

Bodybuilder Jason Huh is a fitness guru, marketer and social media star.

05/31/2016 By Pam Daniel Photography by Robert Castro

Birthday Boy

Happy 150th Birthday, John Ringling!

Celebrating the 150th birthday of John Ringling, Sarasota's OG arts and business tycoon.

05/26/2016

Home Tour

Step Inside the Hillview Street Home of Artist Frank Colson

This historic Sarasota home leaves all the others in the dust.

05/03/2016 By Bob Plunket