Fairy Godmother

Christine Mayer Helps Girls' Prom Dreams Come True

Mayer spends much of prom season in a room in a school board building she calls “The Closet,” helping hundreds of girls find the dress of their dreams.

04/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

What the Carpenter Built

Joe Volpe Has Big Plans for Sarasota Ballet

Joe Volpe rose from the bottom to lead the Metropolitan Opera. Now he's laying plans for Sarasota Ballet's future.

03/29/2017 By Scott Vogel

Mind Goggling

Inside the World of Virtual Reality

Local pioneers push the boundaries of new technology.

03/29/2017 By Robert Bowden

Exit Interview

Departing Commissioner Suzanne Atwell Sounds Off on City Government

"Commissioners should have more passion and courage. It’s sickening."

03/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Road Warriors

The Battle Over Beach Road

Mike Cosentino and Elizabeth Gomez-Mayo crusade to keep a beachfront stretch of road public.

02/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bodies of Work

Super-Fit Local Trainers Show Us Why Their Routines Work

Consider these 5 fitness buffs inspiration for your New Year's resolutions.

12/28/2016 By Ilene Denton Photography by Barbara Banks

Game On

College Football Season is Upon Us

Every autumn, solid citizens turn into crazed UF and FSU fans.

08/31/2016 By Hannah Wallace

"I Did It For Her"

Victor Hazan on His Late Wife Marcella's Last Cookbook

The Longboat Key writer discusses the emotional process of finishing Ingredienti, released this month.

07/29/2016 By Pam Daniel

The New Migration

A New Wave of Prominent African-American Retirees is Enriching and Changing Our City.

A welcome wave of African-American retirees is making its mark on our city.

04/29/2016 By Susan Burns Photography by Barbara Banks

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Foodologist: Deb Lynch of Jackalope Meadows

Deb Lynch of Jackalope Meadows runs a successful cottage industry thanks to her honey-sweetened homemade yogurt.

03/03/2014 By Megan McDonald Photography by Barbara Banks

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Sarasota's Georgia Kossoff Creates Affairs of the Heart CPR Program

Sarasota's Georgia Kossoff, 17, creates Affairs of the Heart, a CPR certification program.

09/02/2013 By Kay Kipling Photography by Barbara Banks

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Call For Artists

12/01/2012 Photography by Barbara Banks

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Pin It

11/01/2012 By Carol Tisch Photography by Barbara Banks

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First Person: The Invisible Campaign

Writer Cooper Levey-Baker took to the election trenches to work for Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008.

09/30/2012 Photography by Barbara Banks By Cooper Levey-Baker

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Freeze Frame: Braden River Antiques

Young Jess Sturtevant has amassed a rare antiques collection at Braden River Antiques in Bradenton.

09/30/2012 Photography by Barbara Banks

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Gala Glam

09/01/2012 By Heather Dunhill Photography by Barbara Banks

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Noisemaker: Full Speed Ahead

07/01/2012 By Kay Kipling Photography by Barbara Banks

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Insider: Going the Distance

06/01/2012 By Kay Kipling Photography by Barbara Banks

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Sarasota Magazine Best of 2012

BEST OF THE NEW

05/01/2012 Photography by Barbara Banks

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Fashion I.Q.

05/01/2012 By Heather Dunhill Photography by Barbara Banks