'Tis The Seasoning

These Local Shops Have The Best Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life

We shopped around for the best food in town, perfect for the aspiring chef in your life.

1:44pm By Lauren Jackson

Article

Sarasota Opera Receives $60,000 Arts Appreciation Grant

Plus, All Faiths Food Bank receives 51,000 cans of food for Hurricane Ian relief.

12/05/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Kelley Lavin Named Interim Director of Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County

Plus, the Sarasota County Public Hospital Board names new officers and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation announces four new inductees.

12/05/2022 By Staff

Preview

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Grad Stars in My Fair Lady at the Van Wezel

Jonathan Grunert plays Henry Higgins in the classic musical, now on tour.

12/05/2022 By Kay Kipling

RIP

The Tennis World Reacts to the Death of Nick Bollettieri

The sport's greatest coach launched the tennis careers of greats like Venus and Serena Williams, Andre Agassi and more. He was 91 years old when he died.

12/05/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Season Preview

The Best Plays, Shows and Exhibitions in Sarasota This Season

Artistic directors have planned all sorts of exciting shows and performances for us

12/04/2022 By Kay Kipling

Openings

A New Furniture Store is Opening in Gulf Gate

A local couple is their online thrift shop, to a brick-and-mortar storefront.

12/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Q & A

Yoleidy Rosario-Hernandez on Warriors of Sarasota and Cultivating 'Spaces of Healing and Dialogue'

The documentary highlights the stories of women of color in Sarasota. It debuts at an event this Friday, Dec. 2.

11/30/2022 By Sylvia Whitman

Education

The Sarasota County School Board Wants Superintendent Brennan Asplen Gone

At a special meeting on Tuesday, members voted 4-1 to begin negotiations with Asplen for his resignation.

11/30/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Grant Report

Three Local Donors Give $1 Million for Hurricane Ian Relief

Plus, more grants and donations from local organizations.

11/28/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Selby Foundation Names Susie Bowie Its New CEO

Plus, Ringling College Library Association hires Lauren Kurnov as executive director and Project Pride SRQ and Sarasota Pride merge.

11/28/2022 By Staff

Good Deeds

Hurricane Ian Destroyed a Myakka Woman's Property. Then a Stranger Stepped in to Help.

Luc Dierens, the owner of Eco Pro Outdoor Solutions, stepped in to help a neighbor who needed tens of thousands of dollars in post-Hurricane Ian work.

11/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Beautiful Game

The World Cup Starts This Weekend and Local Soccer Fans Are Stoked

We asked four IMG Academy soccer coaches from around the world about their countries' teams and chances.

11/17/2022 By Hannah Wallace

So Fresh

Tampa's Naked Farmer and Punta Gorda's Fat Point Brewing Are Coming to UTC

Naked Farmer will bring farm-fresh food while Fat Point Brewing will offer sunshine-inspired brews.

11/17/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Ooh la la

Roche Bobois, a Luxury Furniture Shop, Has Opened in Downtown Sarasota

The new Roche Bobois showroom is 7,000 square feet of iconic furniture pieces in a super swanky space.

11/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Turkey Twist

How Immigrants Blend American Thanksgiving Dishes With Their Own Culinary Traditions

We talked to six locals who moved here from elsewhere about how they celebrate this very American holiday.

11/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Glam It Up

How to Use Color to Liven Up Any Room

Sarasota designers share their best tips.

11/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Where the Magic Happens

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Has Become an Incubator for Artists from Around the Country

More than 600 artists have found inspiration there, and the work they have done at the retreat has gone on to stages and museums around the world.

11/12/2022 By Kay Kipling

South County Update

Hurricane Ian Damaged Multiple Local Wine Bars. Here's How They're Faring.

Now is the time to show support for these great establishments.

11/09/2022 By Bob McGinn

Tropical Storm Nicole

Sarasota, Manatee County Schools Will Close on Thursday, Nov. 10, Due to Tropical Storm Nicole

Schools plan to reopen on Friday, Nov. 11.

11/09/2022 By Megan McDonald