What I've Learned

Venice Resident David Crane Pioneered Closed Captioning

In addition to leading the development of closed captioning technology, Crane is a multi-Emmy Award-winning technical manager for NBC's Olympics coverage—and owns a landscaping business with his son.

10/25/2018 By David Hackett

Flower Power

New to Florida Gardening? Author and Gardener Chase Landre Can Help

Landre spends her days helping desperate gardeners from the North cultivate a green thumb.

10/02/2018 By David Hackett

Balancing Act

Six-Term Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan Walks a Tightrope in the Age of Trump

This year, Buchanan faces his most hostile election since 2006.

09/26/2018 By David Hackett

What I've Learned

At 74, Tony Jacklin Has Never Been Happier

Jacklin still swings the sticks, but now devotes more of his time to artistic woodworking, as well as to designing and renovating golf courses and co-writing his first novel, Bad Lies, published this summer.

08/29/2018 By David Hackett

In the Rough

What's Going on with the Bobby Jones Golf Complex?

The City Commission is expected to vote late this summer on whether to fund improvements to the neglected facility.

07/26/2018 By David Hackett

What I've Learned

From Tech Pioneer to Repairing the World, Entrepreneur Nelle Miller Shares Her Career Trajectory

"My liberal arts education taught me how to write and communicate, skills that have been enormously beneficial in business."

06/27/2018 By David Hackett

Buzz Kill

Medical Marijuana Usage is Soaring, But Arrests for Recreational Pot Are, Too

Arrests for recreational usage (under 20 grams) have soared in Sarasota County, up nearly 35 percent last year compared to 2010. And so far this year, arrest rates are still rising. What gives?

06/27/2018 By David Hackett

Gone to the Dogs

Service, Support and Therapy Canines Go Everywhere—and Not Everyone is Happy

Dogs that aren’t adequately trained cause problems for legitimate service dogs and their owners.

06/27/2018 By David Hackett

Queen of Hearts

Literary Agent Karen Solem Finds the Romance in Reading

“I think everyone can write a book."

05/29/2018 By David Hackett

Talks

Chronicling Florida’s Racist History

The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Devil in the Grove will speak Thursday in Sarasota.

05/08/2018 By David Hackett

Clocking In

The Pros and Cons of Daylight Savings Time

Could more daylight make us happier?

04/26/2018 By David Hackett

What I've Learned

What Rodney Linford Has Learned

A physicist’s equation for thriving in retirement.

04/26/2018 By David Hackett

Hot Shot

Cardinal Mooney Grad Ryan McMahon Becomes Louisville's Shooting Star

For sheer inspiration, there may not be a better story than what 20-year-old Ryan McMahon of Sarasota is doing at the University of Louisville.

03/28/2018 By David Hackett

The Future

What Does the Future Hold for Sarasota?

Does bigger mean better?

02/28/2018 By David Hackett

Big Ideas

Other Cities Have Tackled Growing Pains in Innovative Ways—Would They Work Here?

Affordable housing, renewable energy, bike sharing—here's how these initiatives could work in Sarasota.

02/28/2018 By David Hackett

They're Back!

After Nearly 12,000 Years, Coyotes Return to Florida

Coyotes are so established in Florida that they've become naturalized—meaning they're a part of the ecosystem.

01/25/2018 By David Hackett

They Still Got Game

Senior Athletes are Redefining Aging

"We’re seeing 85-year-olds run marathons. It’s inspiring what these athletes are doing.”

12/27/2017 By David Hackett

Intelligence Test

Former CIA Director John Brennan Wears Trump's Criticism as a "Badge of Honor"

“I find it puzzling that Mr. Trump continues to embrace Mr. Putin."

12/27/2017 By David Hackett

After Irma

Business Lessons From Hurricane Irma

How local companies weathered the storm.

12/06/2017 By Susan Burns and David Hackett