Adventures in Reading

How to Run a Great Book Club

Bookstore1 event manager and book club leader Elsie Souza’s tried-and-true tips.

05/30/2018 By Megan McDonald

Stick Pick

The Hyppo Specializes in Unorthodox Popsicles

Think flavors like avocado cream, horchata and dark roast espresso.

04/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Needlework

Tattoo Artist Travis Franklin’s Hive Caps Go Global

The market potential is huge.

03/28/2018 By Hannah Wallace

Calling the Shots

Meet Nate March, Announcer for the Bradenton Marauders

"If I’m not entertaining, then no one’s listening."

02/28/2018 By Hannah Wallace

Street Dogs

Dr. Nan Rosenberry Brings Help to Homeless Pets

A 2014 survey of the homeless population in Sarasota County found that 20 percent have pets.

01/25/2018 By Ilene Denton

Up, Up and Away

Flyboarding Lets Mere Mortals Soar

The extreme sport of flyboarding is about five years old; here's what it's like.

11/29/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Retail

Furniture Manufacturer Named to List of Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies

JMX Brands was recently ranked No. 2,449 on Inc. magazine’s 2017 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

09/25/2017 By staff

Retail

Online Furniture Business Named to List of Fastest-Growing Companies

Sarasota's JMX Brands was recently named to Internet Retailer magazine’s Mid-Market 500.

08/31/2017 By staff

Heat Index

Nancy Parrish Leads a National Battle Against Sexual Harassment in the Military

"I realized all my life experience led me to this moment."

05/26/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

New Shows, New Season for Urbanite Theatre

The downtown theater company continues to expand after initial success.

04/26/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Evan Sigmund

Girl Interrupted

A Local Syrian Student is Derailed by War

We spoke to former New College student Racha Masara shortly after President Trump's travel ban, affecting Syria and six other Middle Eastern countries, went into effect.

02/15/2017 By Pam Daniel

Tech

Microsoft Recognizes Amish Furniture Manufacturer for Smart Product Recommendation System

Microsoft earlier this month highlighted DutchCrafters, a Sarasota-based online retailer for handmade Amish furniture, for its use of Recommendations API, Microsoft's product recommendation software.

10/24/2016 Research by staff

Retail

Online Amish Furniture Retailer Named Florida Company to Watch

Sarasota's JMX Brands was recently selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch.

08/16/2016 Research by staff

Mushroom Cloud

Gulf Coast Mushrooms Grows Edible Fungi in Gillespie Park

An unorthodox trio of growers explores the mysteries of fungi.

07/29/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Smash Season

Urbanite Theatre Envisions Its Future in Sarasota

Brendan Ragan and Summer Dawn Wallace, co-artistic directors of Urbanite Theatre, have been “blown away” by the support in their first year.

07/29/2016 By Kay Kipling

Cheap Eats

The Coffee Carousel: Main Street's Most Affordable Eatery

The Coffee Carousel has barely changed since the restaurant opened in the 1960s.

05/31/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bathroom Talk

Pine View Grad Reacts to Trump's New Transgender Policy

We Nate Quinn, a transgender student now at the University of Florida, to share his thoughts on the Trump administration's rollback of guidelines protecting transgender students.

05/02/2016 By Tony D’Souza

Handcrafted Success

JMX Brands CEO Jim Miller Shares His Strategy for Success

Jim Miller's fast-growing JMX Brands uses technology to sell Amish furniture.

04/22/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Evan Sigmund