#SarasotaHeroes

Photos: Ribbon-Cutting for 'Sarasota Heroes,' Our Mural of Gratitude

On Friday, May 15, we unveiled "Sarasota Heroes," our mural of gratitude dedicated our region's amazing health care workers and the tireless efforts throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/18/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Porch-raits

Local Photographers Capture Life During COVID-19

Andrea Hillebrand and Cliff Roles are taking front-porch portraits to help area families document these strange times.

04/28/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles and Andrea Hillebrand

Coping with COVID-19

‘I’m Being Pushed to Another Level': The View From a Small Business Owner

When T. Georgiano’s temporarily closed its doors, Tatyana Sharoubim-Stewart brought her clothing boutique to her customers.

04/27/2020 By Ilene Denton

Coronavirus

SunCoast Community Blood Centers Participates in an Experimental New Therapy for COVID-19

A recovered doctor becomes the first person in Sarasota to donate plasma to COVID-19 patients.

04/10/2020 By Susan Burns

Coronavirus

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Affecting Sarasota's Homeless

“It's real tough to shelter in place when you don't have a place," says Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin.

04/09/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

A Visual Journey

Take a Stress Break and Look at These Amazing Images of Antarctica

Take yourself far, far away with these images of another world by local photographer Cliff Roles.

03/30/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Party Planning

Florida Winefest Returns for 30th Year Next Month

Over the past three decades, the multi-day wine bash has raised $8.6 million for 87 charities.

03/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Awards

Van Wezel Foundation Honors Three Local Teachers

The Appleton Outstanding Teacher of the Year award celebrates the best in arts integration strategies in the classroom.

03/10/2020 By Staff

Limelight

SPARCCle on the Runway 2020

Four decades of fashions highlighted the luncheon, marking SPARCC's 40th anniversary.

02/24/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Review

Asolo Rep's Into the Breeches! Offers Some Fun and a Bit of Personal Growth

The play, set during World War II on the homefront, brings women to the fore.

02/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

Limelight

Selby Gardens' "Expect the Unexpected" Orchid Ball Celebrated Salvador Dali

More than 500 guests attended the ball at the gardens, which was decorated in the style of the Surrealist artist.

02/10/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

'Don't miss an opportunity to lead'

Women's Summit Brings Together Entrepreneurs, Executives and a Soccer Legend

Keynote speakers included soccer player, Olympian and author Abby Wambach, entrepreneur and former Telemundo president Nely Galán and CNN national correspondent Natasha Chen.

02/06/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Limelight

Voice + Visibility Women's Summit

This inaugural event at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota welcomed keynote speakers including Nely Galan, Abby Wambach, Aisha Nyandoro, Natasha Chen and Ingrid Harb.

02/05/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Under the Big Top

Circus Sarasota Entertains Thousands Each Season. But First, It Needs That Tent

How did the tent get there? How big is it? Who made it? We asked circus tent master Luis Garcia those questions and more.

01/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's The Lifespan of a Fact Delivers a Taut, Timely Tale

This three-character show about a writer, an editor and a fact checker will make you laugh--and think.

01/26/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Murder on the Orient Express Takes a Comedic Turn

In Ken Ludwig's adaptation, laughs are the bill of fare over mystery.

01/11/2020 By Kay Kipling

Philanthropy

InStride Therapy Raises More Than $100,000 for Equine Services

The organization uses horses to help individuals of all abilities to reach their fullest potential and partners with Easterseals Southwest Florida therapists to ensure high-quality care.

11/25/2019 By Staff

Review

Asolo Rep Makes The Sound of Music Ring

A new production of a familiar classic is lively, fun and sometimes touching.

11/17/2019 By Kay Kipling

Grants

Impact 100 SRQ Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

They are Mothers Helping Mothers and The Haven.

11/04/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Share the Light Luncheon 2019

The 24th annual luncheon for Second Chance Last Opportunity honored those who have helped support its mission.

10/21/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles