What I've Learned

Retired General and Venice Resident Gerald E. McIlmoyle Played a Major Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

"I’ll never forget President Kennedy telling me eyeball to eyeball, ‘I’ll never be able to thank you enough for bringing back those pictures and allowing me to peacefully settle this crisis.’"

04/01/2019 By David Hackett

What I've Learned

Builder Tom Jackson on Sarasota's Changing Landscape

Today, Jackson lives near downtown and relishes what Sarasota has become—a vibrant, walkable culture center teeming with amenities.

02/28/2019 By David Hackett

Hosts With the Mosts

Secrets From Top Home Party Throwers

Four local hosts famous for their hospitality share the secrets to their fabulous fetes.

01/25/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Set the Stage

Catering Captain Tracey McCammack on How to Make a Party Stand Out

If you’ve been to a party catered by Michael’s on East in the past 25 years, you’ve met Tracey McCammack.

01/24/2019 By Ilene Denton

Looking for Love

Matchmaking Is Serious Business for Mimi Lee

Lee has been in the business of bringing together Sarasota’s singles for nearly a quarter century.

01/24/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

What I've Learned

Charlayne Hunter-Gault on Journalism, Civil Rights and Faith

“As a reporter, I consider myself a servant of the people."

01/21/2019 By David Hackett

Music Man

Sean Daniel’s Guitar Licks and Lessons Are Reaching Millions

Daniel's nearly 900 videos have attracted more than 20 million views.

01/02/2019 By David Hackett

Funny Girl

Tiffany Jenkins Goes From Opioid Addict to Comedy Celeb

Jenkins, 33, has launched a website, jugglingthejenkins.com, and made scores of videos that have attracted millions of views.

01/02/2019 Photography by David Hackett

What I've Learned

What I've Learned: Dr. Judith Shank Shares Her Career Trajectory

Nurse, physician, health care reformer and arts supporter Judith Shank always says “Yes.”

12/03/2018 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

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

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 less than 10 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