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

Standing Their Ground

Florida is Tough Terrain for Gun Control—But Local Activists Keep Trying

The Sarasota chapter, of which Carol Rescigno is the president, is the Brady Campaign’s only active one in the state. By contrast, California has 28 chapters and even Texas has three.

11/29/2017 By David Hackett

What I've Learned

Karen Solem Discusses Her Long Career Working with Romance Authors

For two decades, Solem has been one of the most influential figures in the genre of romance fiction.

11/29/2017 By David Hackett

You Do What?

Neglected Grills Spark a Growing Business

The Grill Cleaning Company will clean your home grill for you.

11/13/2017 By David Hackett

Biggest Man on Campus

A 6 Foot, 9 Inch, 400-Pound Teen at IMG Academy is Generating National Buzz

Football player Daniel Faalele is making headlines.

10/30/2017 By David Hackett

Real estate

Local Realtors Sympathize with Plaintiffs in Zillow Lawsuit

Zillow has transformed the real estate business since its founding in 2006. But sometimes its "zestimates" are way off.

10/24/2017 By David Hackett

What I've Learned

Politics, Baseball and Women's Issues Have Fueled Lucy Calautti's Career

Calautti is the former director of government relations for Major League Baseball.

10/23/2017 By David Hackett

A Voice That Carries

For More Than 50 Years, Voice Actor Paul Anthony Has Enlivened the Airwaves

Downtown Sarasota resident Paul Anthony got his start in 1964 in Washington, D.C.

10/17/2017 By David Hackett


Why Sarasota Lucked Out With Hurricane Irma

Weather Underground's Jeff Masters—a former NOAA Hurricane Hunter—shares his insight.

09/12/2017 By David Hackett


Could a Robot Do Your Job?

Our region ranks No. 5 in a list of those most vulnerable to workplace automation.

08/29/2017 By David Hackett


Florida's New Medical Marijuana Law is a Mixed Bag

“Florida is near the bottom of giving people what they actually voted for."

07/26/2017 By David Hackett


What Happens to Your Mug Shot if You Get Arrested in Sarasota?

Spoiler alert: Your booking shot will follow you, even if charges don’t.

07/26/2017 By David Hackett

What I've Learned

How Loyalty and Thousands of Potholders Helped Build a Real Estate Empire

Merle Whitehead created RealtyUSA, the largest independent real estate company in New York.

07/19/2017 By David Hackett


How to Find and Keep Workers

17 winning strategies.

07/18/2017 By David Hackett

What I've Learned

What Former McDonald's Global Marketing Officer David Green Has Learned

"Nothing can take the place of being passionate, persistent and honest about the company and its products."

06/23/2017 By David Hackett