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

Irma

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

Data

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

Pot-Pourri

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

Gotcha!

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

Feature

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

Intelligence Matters, Part 2

Trump's Sharing of Top-Secret Information With Russians Alarms Former Intelligence Official

"The whole thing makes me sick."

05/16/2017 By David Hackett

Money Talks

Brother, Can You Spare a Raise?

Wages are finally rising here, but the region still trails the state and nation.

05/12/2017 By David Hackett

Economic Development

Florida Economist Bullish

He tells an Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County luncheon that better times are coming.

05/05/2017 By David Hackett

Intelligence Matters

A Retired CIA Officer Talks Russia, the 2016 Presidential Election and More

“I understand that people have a lot of questions right now. That’s why I agreed to meet you.”

04/17/2017 By David Hackett

Crisis Management

Airlines Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Former British Airways communications executive says United, Delta showed power failures.

04/11/2017 By David Hackett

Siesta Sanctuary

Siesta Key Beach is Home to One of the Most Consequential Conservation Areas in Sarasota County

A sliver of beach is a lifeline for the imperiled snowy plover.

03/29/2017 By David Hackett