On Walkabout

Photographer Cliff Roles Explores a Quiet Venice, Italy

Still beautiful, and less touristed, Venice welcomes a traveling photographer.

09/24/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Walkabout Tour

Photographer Cliff Roles Finds Art and Food in Vienna

He even meets up with fellow Sarasotan Elisabeth Waters and her family there.

09/18/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

History, Beauty, and Cats

Photographer Cliff Roles Does Dubrovnik

More of Cliff Roles' once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe.

09/14/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Another Country Heard From

Photographer Cliff Roles Heads to Montenegro

His next stop on his European journey takes him to the coastal town of Kotor.

09/09/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Sunsets, Fishing Villages and More

More Images of Europe From Wandering Photographer Cliff Roles

On his once-in-a-lifetime trip, Cliff Roles heads to Rovinj, Croatia, and the Plitvice Lakes.

09/08/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Once in a Lifetime Trip

Photographer Cliff Roles Goes on 'Walkabout' To Europe

Undaunted by fears of Covid-19, Roles returns to his native Europe to do what he does best: take pictures.

09/02/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles


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


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


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


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


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


SPARCCle on the Runway 2020

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

02/24/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles


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


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


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