My New Hometown

New College’s Emily Saarinen is Saving Florida Butterflies

The NCF professor continues her research into using genetics to save certain Florida butterfly species from extinction.

01/18/2016 By Ilene Denton Photography by Jennifer Soos

Hot Shot

Developer Ed Burr on the Future of Former Sarasota Quay Site

Burr says he wants the bayfront property to be a place for pedestrians to gather.

01/18/2016 By David Ball

Plant Love

Selby Gardens 40th Anniversary Orchid Show Kicks Off February 14

Nearly 2,000 orchids will be on display.

01/18/2016 By Ilene Denton

My New Hometown

Why I Moved to Sarasota: Zoologist Diane Ledder

Zoologist Diane Ledder explores Sarasota's natural wonders.

01/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

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Bradenton Blues Festival Kicks Off on Saturday

In addition to an all-star lineup of musicians, photographer Joseph A. Rosen will be selling and signing copies of his new book, Blues Hands.

12/04/2015 By Megan McDonald

Activism

Planned Parenthood's Barbara Zdravecky Gears Up for Battle

With Planned Parenthood under renewed fire, regional leader Barbara Zdravecky gears up for another contentious battle.

10/30/2015 By Kim Hackett

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Seafood Shack Hosts Coastal Collaboration Dinner on Sept. 2

The dinner will feature a four-course meal by Manatee County chefs and a reading and Q&A, moderated by Sarasota Magazine web editor Megan McDonald, with author Vanessa LaFaye on the 80th anniversary of the Labor Day hurricane of 1935.

08/25/2015 By Megan McDonald

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Sarasota Hot Spot: The Tea House

In this installment of Sarasota Hot Spots, we visit a downtown oasis--The Tea House.

08/05/2015 By Chelsey Lucas

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Suncoast Waterkeeper Executive Director Justin Bloom on Our Region's Water Problems

Suncoast Waterkeeper executive director Justin Bloom shares his thoughts on the problems our Gulf and bay face.

06/11/2015 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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From Power Struggles to Power Snuggles: Sarasota Couple Gives Advice

Jon and Beverly Meyerson are marriage counselors in Sarasota who teach couples how to turn their struggles into communication.

05/26/2015 By Chelsey Lucas

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Billy Collins, Marie Howe and Tracy K. Smith on Why Poetry Matters

PoetryLife Weekend is this Friday and Saturday at Florida Studio Theatre. Here's a brief introduction to the poets Billy Collins, Marie Howe and Tracy K. Smith.

04/27/2015 By Chelsey Lucas

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Richmond Fed President Jeffrey M. Lacker Speaks at Sarasota Yacht Club

Lacker delivered a generally upbeat economic prediction.

04/10/2015 By Pam Daniel

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Speaks to Sold-Out Sarasota Audiences

The celebrity scientist was the latest in Ringling College Library Association’s Town Hall lecture series.

03/24/2015 By Megan McDonald

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Six Questions with Vaughn Dorrian of Hummingbird Fine Foods

Dorrian will be at Morton's Market today for a live demonstration and tasting.

03/20/2015 By Megan McDonald

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X Prize Founder Peter Diamandis Visits Sarasota

The author and "techno-optimist" was in town for a book signing and lecture with 350 local philanthropists and business leaders.

02/26/2015 By Tony D'Souza

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National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner Speaks at Ringling Town Hall

The author spoke at two sold-out lectures in Sarasota today, part of the Ringling Town Hall Lecture Series.

02/23/2015 By Ilene Denton

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Mr. Chatterbox Remembers Singer Lesley Gore

Mr. Chatterbox remembers his days at Sarah Lawrence with the late singer Lesley Gore.

02/17/2015 By Robert Plunket

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Romance on the Rooftop

Despite last night’s chill, we were warmed by the scene atop the North Palm Avenue Garage: After 38 years together, Ken Shelin and Steve Stockwell took advantage of the new marriage equality laws in Florida and tied the knot.

02/13/2015 By Chelsey Lucas

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Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Speaks at Town Hall

Utah Governor Jon Huntsman was the latest speaker in Sarasota's Town Hall lecture series.

02/11/2015 By Tony D'Souza

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Exclusive: Actress Marisa Tomei Visits Ringling College of Art and Design

Actress Marisa Tomei visits Ringling College of Art and Design as part of its Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab.

01/26/2015 By Megan McDonald