Former Bachelor Star Renee Oteri Hosts Wedding Reception in Sarasota

Former Bachelor contestant Renee Oteri and new husband Bracy Maynard held their wedding reception in Sarasota on August 23, and learned the sex of first child together.

08/25/2014 By Chelsey Lucas Photography by Naomi Chokr


Oscar-Nominated Costume Designer Julie Weiss to Appear at Ringling College

Weiss has worked on films including Frida, Twelve Monkeys and American Beauty.

08/20/2014 By Megan McDonald


Sam Woolf Returns to Bradenton on American Idol Live! Tour

An interview with Bradenton's Sam Woolf, a contestant on American Idol this season who will return to our region as part of the show's live summer tour.

07/09/2014 By Katy Bryan-Beachler


J.B. McCourtney's "Florida Potraits 1977-2005" Opens at The Terrace Building

A look at photographer J.B. McCourtney's new exhibition.

06/18/2014 By Mike Solomon


YouTube Phenom Michelle Phan Receives Honorary Doctorate from Ringling College

YouTube phenom Michelle Phan was in town to receive an honorary doctorate from Ringling College, where she first began posting her popular makeup tutorials.

05/13/2014 By Megan McDonald


Actor Luke Wilson Speaks at Ringling College

Actor Luke Wilson premiered his new short film, "Satellite Beach," to a packed crowd at Ringling College of Art and Design.

02/05/2014 By Megan McDonald


Five Questions with Author Kitty Kelley

Bestselling author Kitty Kelley returns to the Women's Resource Center to discuss her new book about the March on Washington.

01/28/2014 By Megan McDonald


Former President George W. Bush Opens 2014 Ringling Town Hall Lecture Series

Bush spoke to two sold-out and enthusiastic crowds.

01/15/2014 By staff


Nock Family Circus Heads to Radio City Music Hall Portion of "America's Got Talent"

Sarasota's Nock Family Circus heads to Radio City Music Hall to perform on "America's Got Talent" in August.

07/24/2013 By Megan McDonald


Exclusive: Nik Wallenda on Family, Fame, Fortune—and the Grand Canyon

Nik Wallenda strides into this month's walk across the Grand Canyon with a worldwide fan base and high hopes for expanding his family's fame—and fortune.

06/03/2013 Photography by Troy Plota By Tony D'Souza


Brian Hovnanian Brings His Paddleboard Manufacturing Biz to Sarasota

Brian Hovnanian brings his paddleboard manufacturing Biz, Hovie SUP, to Sarasota.

06/03/2013 By Kay Kipling


Actor Dylan McDermott Visits Ringling College

What do you get when a famous actor visits Ringling College of Art and Design? A jam-packed few days that, it turns out, are just as educational for the celebrity as they are for the students.

04/23/2013 By Megan McDonald


Thanks to Today Show Segment, Pinecraft Takes National Stage

Cookbook author Sherry Gore and the Pinecraft Amish-Mennonite community will be in the national spotlight thanks to an upcoming Today show segment.

04/16/2013 By Ilene Denton


Tom Brokaw Visits Sarasota

Veteran TV news anchor visits Sarasota, capping off the Ringling College Library Association's 2013 Town Hall lecture series.

04/08/2013 By Megan McDonald


Astronaut Mark Kelly Visits Sarasota

Astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, visits Sarasota to talk about his career, his wife's shooting and--in a press conference before the lecture--gun control.

03/11/2013 By Beau Denton



Writer Delia Ephron will visit Sarasota as part of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee's Jewish Book Festival.

03/01/2013 By Kay Kipling


Starting Over

Five baby boomers start second careers in Sarasota.

03/01/2013 By Megan McDonald


Party Girl: Circus Sarasota Gala

Our party girl, Veronica Pastore, heads to the 2013 Circus Sarasota Gala.

03/01/2013 By Megan McDonald


WEB EXTRA: Matthew McLendon Talks Ringling and Ritts

Matthew McLendon, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Ringling Museum, chats about "L.A. Style," the Ringling's new Herb Ritts exhibit.

02/22/2013 By taylorm


Anne-Marie Slaughter on Women and the Workplace

Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, who will be the keynote speaker at this year's Women's Resource Center Renaissance Luncheon, on women and the workplace.

02/20/2013 By Megan McDonald