Coping with COVID-19

All Faiths Food Bank CEO Sandra Frank on Feeding our Neighbors in This Time of Need

‘People have to eat, and if they don’t have the resources, where are they going to get food?’

05/07/2020 By Ilene Denton

Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Buy any of these gift-worthy local items individually for Mom or put them together for the ultimate mega-present. She deserves it.

05/06/2020 By Megan McDonald

Fast Track

Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center Names New Director of Marketing

In her new role, Sally Gruters will be responsible for leading, developing and executing Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center's marketing and creative campaigns.

05/06/2020 By Staff

Mamma Mia!

Celebrate Mother's Day With These Takeout Options

A number of local restaurants are offering Mother's Day meals to-go this year.

05/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Hot fun in the summertime

MTV's Siesta Key Returns Next Month

New episodes of the show promise plenty of sun, surf and "sabotage."

05/05/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Manatee County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit Trains at Goodwill Manasota

While the corporate campus remains empty, Manatee sheriffs officers and service dogs used the facility to sniff out "drugs" and "bombs."

05/05/2020 By Staff

Media Picks

These Were the Top 5 E-Books Borrowed at Sarasota County Libraries in April

Murder, mayhem and old-fashioned romance ruled—online, of course.

05/04/2020 By Ilene Denton


How COVID-19 Has Complicated the Process for Adoptions and Foster Families

The pandemic has caused a decline in the number of potential new homes for kids who need them.

05/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hair Hacks

Quarantine Hair 'Do’s'—and Definite 'Don’ts'

From whether to cut your own bangs to ways to stealthily go gray, NUOVO Salon Group's Terry McKee is answering your quarantine hair questions.

05/04/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Good Deeds

Orioles to Host Blood Drive at Ed Smith Stadium

All fans who donate blood will receive an Orioles backpack cooler, OneBlood T-shirt and a wellness checkup.

05/03/2020 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Spectacular Gulf View at Point of Rocks

Any Gulf-front view is nice, but this home boasts what may be the best one in town.

04/30/2020 By Robert Plunket

Art From The Heart

Introducing Our Mural of Gratitude, a Tribute to Sarasota's Healthcare Heroes

Sarasota Magazine has commissioned a local artist to create a mural called "Sarasota Heroes," honoring our community's healthcare workers. Here's a sneak peek.

04/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Local Wealth Advisor Named to Forbes Magazine’s 'Top Women Wealth Advisors'

The list is compromised of a select group of individuals who have a minimum of seven years of industry experience.

04/29/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Stratum Health System Names EVP/Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Alan Weldy has 34 years of legal experience and more than a decade of healthcare compliance and general counsel experience.

04/28/2020 By Staff


Ringling College, Flight School Studio Release Student-Made VR Game

The game was entirely designed by students; it will come to Steam gaming platform on May 4.

04/28/2020 By Staff

Bear With Us

St. Petersburg Couple Marries With an Actual Bear as Their Ring Bearer

Animal lovers Rita Janecek and Joseph Schaar marry at Bearadise Ranch alongside Carol the bear, after plans to wed in Alaska fell through.

04/28/2020 By Allison Forsyth


PGT Innovations to Hire More Than 150 New Employees Across Florida Facilities

The company’s open opportunities include manufacturing technicians, forklift drivers, semi-truck drivers, loading technicians, and roles within the accounting and credit departments.

04/27/2020 By Staff


Mattison's Donates More Than 600 Meals for COVID-19 Relief

The restaurant group is partnering with local businesses to prepare and deliver meals to first responders and underserved populations.

04/24/2020 By Staff


Sweet Sparkman Is Creating Face Shields for Healthcare Workers

Using 3-D printers, Sweet Sparkman and MRG 3D have printed and distributed more than 14,000 shields to local medical professionals.

04/24/2020 By Staff


All Star Children’s Foundation Welcomes Six Foster Parents

The All Star campus will provide a nurturing, family-style home environment and comprehensive, trauma-sensitive treatment to abused children ages 0-18.

04/23/2020 By Staff