Preview

Choral Artists of Sarasota Presents an 'Encounter!' Season Including a World Premiere Work

The season celebrates both Earth Day and composer Stephen Sondheim.

06/20/2019 By Kay Kipling

Government

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight Announces Final Term

Knight will not seek re-election after his current term ends in January 2021.

06/07/2019 By Staff

What I've Learned

Malcolm Lazin’s Varied Career Is Grounded in Social Justice

Lazin, 75, remains active, including as president of Siesta Key’s Gulf & Bay Club condo association, where he lives part of the year.

05/30/2019 By David Hackett

Star Power

Charlie Barnett, Star of Netflix’s Russian Doll, Launched His Career in Sarasota

"I’m really, really thankful to have grown up in Sarasota," he says.

05/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2019: Readers' Choice

Presenting the winners of our Best of 2019 readers’ poll.

05/01/2019

What I've Learned

Love of Rock Music Launched David McGough's Starry Career

McGough, 60, has a new book, "Fame," that features his photographs and stories of Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Trump, Michael Jackson and scores of other celebrities.

04/30/2019 By David Hackett

Grants

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $1.8 Million in Grant Funding

Grants benefit the Bay Park Conservancy, Project 180, Sarasota County School District and more.

04/25/2019 By Staff

Politics

Luncheon Will Recognize Sister Cities Leaders

The Sister Cities Association of Sarasota is honoring mayors that have been instrumental in leading Sarasota's relationship with its eight sister cities.

03/06/2019 By Staff

Remember When?

The People, Milestones and Game-Changing Events That Made Us Who We Are

A decade-by-decade look at Sarasota over the past 40 years.

02/25/2019 By Susan Burns, Pam Daniel, Ilene Denton, Cooper Levey-Baker, Kay Kipling, and Megan McDonald

Philanthropy

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $6 Million in Grant Funding

The funding strengthens the foundation's focus on some of Sarasota-Manatee's most pressing issues, including red tide, mental health and housing.

02/07/2019 By Staff

What I've Learned

For 30 Years, Laurel Community Activist Sandra Terry Has Improved Lives, and She’s Still Not Done

Since 1988, Terry has been president of the Laurel Civic Association, an organization whose reach has touched nearly every aspect of the community.

01/02/2019 By David Hackett

Go Wild

Desperate to Get Back to Nature? These Five Camping Experiences Suit Any Outdoor Enthusiast

Whether you're a camping novice or a tried-and-true pro, you've got options.

11/30/2018 By Su Byron

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

In the Glow

Here's How Attorney Deborah Blue Maintains Her Classic Beauty

More than just a pretty face, native Floridian Deborah Blue balances everything from beauty to the bar association.

10/09/2018 By Heather Dunhill

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

Preview

Artist Series Concerts Lines Up Its 23rd Season

Classical and pops music fans will find a range of offerings on the schedule.

08/17/2018 By Kay Kipling

Deals

Selby Gardens Signs CEO to 10-Year Contract

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Board of Trustees recently inked a 10-year contract with chief executive officer and president Jennifer Rominiecki.

08/17/2018 By Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: June 28-July 4

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix, Fourth of July fireworks and more.

06/28/2018 By Ilene Denton

Female Factor

Kelly Romanoff Wants to Help Babies Thrive During Their First 1,000 Days

A child's first two years are crucial to his or her development. First 1000 Days Sarasota County wants to help make them the healthiest they can be.

06/27/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Female Factor

A Lifelong Passion for Sports Led Beth Green to Help Build the Women's Sports Museum

The museum will celebrate women's roles in athletics—and help girls and boys see the struggles women have faced.

06/27/2018 By Kay Kipling