Guide to Giving

Francis Folkers Doesn't Mind Getting Dirty at Oscar Scherer State Park

Folkers agonizes over the loss of Florida’s habitat to development.

09/02/2019 By Olivia Letts

Guide to Giving

John Murphy Puts His Organizational and People Skills to Work at All Faiths Food Bank

In just the first half of 2019, Murphy had volunteered 725 hours.

09/02/2019 By Olivia Letts

Guide to Giving

Terry Davis Finds Fulfillment Tutoring and Mentoring Newtown Students

“As long as I’m kicking, I’m going to be working with students.”

09/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Guide to Giving

Jay Traverso Found a Passion For Habitat for Humanity

“You get so lucky, there comes a time where you need to give back,” he says.

09/02/2019 By Hanna Powers

Guide to Giving

Team Tony Provides Cancer Support Through Friendship

"I want everyone to know that a diagnosis is not an ending.”

09/02/2019 By Megan McDonald

Guide to Giving

The Academy at Glengary Provides Hope, Job Skills and Community to Those With Mental Health Conditions

Work is the main focus, and the Academy trains its clients—called members—in fields from the culinary arts to technology to customer service.

09/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Guide to Giving

The Lost Pet Services 941 Facebook Page Reunites Lost Pets With Their Owners

“That’s the goal: to be the one place people can go to, so that no pets fall through the cracks.”

09/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

A Garden of Delight

The Children's Garden is Full of Delight

Joan Marie Condon founded The Children’s Garden because she worried that development was limiting green space for children—and that technology was taking over the focus in their lives.

09/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Putting the Pieces Together

Has a Longboat Key Retiree Solved the Puzzle of Red Tide?

Some of Lenny Landau’s conclusions go beyond what most scientists have been willing to say.

04/30/2019 By Pam Daniel

Picture This

A Day in the Life of Sarasota

Photographers Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, Brad McCourtney and Chad Spencer span the region to capture the things people do and the places they go, from sunrise to moonrise.

02/28/2019 Photography by Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, and Brad McCourtney By Chad Spencer

Picture This

A Day in the Life of Sarasota

Photographers Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, Brad McCourtney and Chad Spencer span the region to capture the things people do and the places they go, from sunrise to moonrise.

02/26/2019 Photography by Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, Brad McCourtney, and Chad Spencer

Hot 'Hoods

Is Parrish the New 'Center of the Universe'?

Developers say yes, thanks to Parrish's "freakishly convenient location," new high school and planned 23,000 new homes.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Fertile Ground

Open Arms Surrogacy Celebrates Its 15th Year Helping Couples Who Struggle With Infertility

Souad Dreyfus’ surrogacy business satisfies a growing demand.

08/29/2018 By Nancy Joy Cook

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Jan. 18-24

Taste of St. Armands, Moon Over Myakka, two new plays at FST and more.

01/18/2018 By Ilene Denton

Hometown Bradenton

Four Great Old Bradenton Neighborhoods Retain Their Small-Town Charm

These neighborhoods are dripping with authenticity.

06/28/2017 By Robert Plunket

Neighborhood Snapshot

What to Do on St. Armands Circle

St. Armands Circle attracts stylish shoppers and sidewalk-strollers to its fine boutiques, galleries, outdoor cafes and restaurants.

12/02/2016 By Su Byron

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

Why I Care

Keith and Linda Monda Donate $500,000 for New Ringling Gallery Space

The Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Gallery of Contemporary Art will help The Ringling present new works by contemporary artists.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Fare Game

A Night in the Life of a Siesta Key Pedicab Driver

Writing doesn’t pay the bills. So Isaac Eger signed up to drive a pedicab on Siesta Key.

04/01/2016 By Isaac Eger

Rowing to Rio

Sarasota Hosts the 2016 Olympic Rowing Trials

120 of the country’s most elite athletes will descend on Benderson Park to compete for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Summer Olympic rowing team.

04/01/2016 By Hannah Wallace