History

Who Says Nothing Happens in Sarasota in September?

Reports of September's slowness have been greatly exaggerated.

09/01/2020

The Future Was Female

Who Was the Celebrated Pioneer Who Gave Palmer Ranch Its Name?

Bertha Honore Palmer was a famed Chicago socialiteā€”and so much more.

06/15/2020 By Kay Kipling and Ilene Denton

History

Flashback: Sarasota's Sun Debs

Starting in 1949, young, single women in Sarasota (14-24) could be selected to pose for photographs the city used to tout its beaches, both locally and nationally.

05/30/2019 By Kay Kipling

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: A Bizarre Look at Sarasota History (from 1986)

Anna Bird Schooncraft. Remember that name.

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket

Historic Preservation

New Life for the Grand Old Belle Haven

The developer of Quay Sarasota is adapting the interior for its temporary offices.

06/11/2018 By Ilene Denton

From the Editor

From the Editor: A Lost Chance at Lido

Pam Daniel sees a lost opportunity with the new plans for Lido Beach.

12/27/2017 By Pam Daniel

Into the Wild

The Making of Myakka River State Park

Generosity, vision and the Great Depression all played a role.

11/29/2017 By Kay Kipling

Sunshine Memories

Vintage Sarasota: A Walk Down Main Street

It's a blast from the past.

09/28/2017 By Ella Melzer

100 Years of History

Listen to These Historical Recordings

Some sounds from our history.

01/04/2017

Art Beat

Here's What's Coming Up at The Sarasota Museum of Art

From films to artist talks, here's a look at what's coming up at the Sarasota Museum of Art this fall.

09/15/2016 By Riley Board

Roadside Relics

A New Plan May Rescue the North Trail's Historic Motels

The Sarasota Arts and Cultural Alliance is exploring using the hotels for affordable live-work spaces for artists.

07/28/2016 By Ilene Denton

Vintage Sarasota

Flashback: Downtown Sarasota, Circa 1960

An aerial view of downtown Sarasota and the bayfront from the early 1960s.

09/25/2013 By Chelsey Lucas