Unity Awards

Sarah Hernandez’s Work for Social Justice and Racial Equality Is Rooted in Her Own Heritage

“My interest has always been to be somebody who contributes to social justice,”

01/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Unity Awards

Philip Tavill Is Dedicated to Helping Infants, Toddlers and Their Families Through Children First

“We want no wait list for care for children below the poverty line. We’ll never rest on our laurels.”

01/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Unity Awards

Dr. Randall Morgan Has Spent His Life Fighting for Health Care Equity

"I seek balance, fairness and understanding.”

01/12/2021 By Susan Burns

That's Amore

Amore Restaurant Reopens in New Space Next Week

The Portuguese and Italian restaurant has moved to a new location near downtown Sarasota.

01/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

With everything from fine dining palaces to low-key burger shacks, Anna Maria Island provides plenty of options for great food.

01/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

Anna Maria Island Offers a Taste of Old Florida

Three communities, each with its own distinct personality, make up this popular vacation destination.

01/04/2021 By Ilene Denton

Best of the Year

Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2020

Here are the stories you clicked on most this year.

12/30/2020 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Watch a Polo Match at Sarasota Polo Club

The fast-paced yet posh sport of polo is played in Lakewood Ranch at 1 p.m. every Sunday.

12/23/2020 By Allison Forsyth

If These Walls Could Talk

The Secrets and Scandals Inside Sarasota's Famous Mansions

Let’s take a look at seven homes, each with a special place in the story of our town.

12/01/2020 By Robert Plunket

Take a hike

Thanksgiving Is the Perfect Day to Visit a State Park

It's become an annual tradition for my family to head out to Myakka River State Park on Thanksgiving Day.

11/24/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Parks to Play In

Walk Into the Past at Historic Spanish Point

This 30-acre bayfront sanctuary is authentic Old Florida at its finest.

11/21/2020 By John McCarthy

Downtown Neighborhood Guide

Where to Live in Downtown Sarasota

So you want to live downtown? Here's your guide.

11/20/2020 By Robert Plunket and Staff

Outdoor Adventures

It's Election Day. Let's Go Take a Hike.

Stop refreshing Twitter and recharge in nature at Oscar Scherer State Park or Myakka River State Park.

11/03/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Parks to Play In

Enjoy Robinson Preserve, a Rare Coastal Habitat, by Boat or on Foot

Formerly agricultural cropland, the preserve is being restored as salt marsh, one of the rarest coastal habitats.

11/01/2020 By John McCarthy

Parks to Play In

Slip Away Into Nature at Scherer Thaxton Preserve

This 287-acre preserve off Honore Avenue is adjacent to Oscar Scherer State Park.

11/01/2020 By John McCarthy

Parks to Play In

Five Wonderful Preserves to Explore

It’s great to live in a community with places like this to still the mind and stir the soul.

11/01/2020 By John McCarthy Photography by Everett Dennison

Parks to Play In

Hike or Bike Through Rothenbach Park's Gorgeous Oak Hammock

A series of trails at the site of the former county landfill provides access to some of the nicest woodlands around.

11/01/2020 By John McCarthy

Parks to Play In

Enjoy Robinson Preserve, a Rare Coastal Habitat, by Boat or on Foot

This 62-acre preserve along the south shore of the Manatee River is a popular place to hike, kayak and paddleboard.

11/01/2020 By John McCarthy

Parks to Play In

Hike—or Drive—to Emerson Point Preserve, a Native American Temple Mound

A highlight is the sandy shoreline at the westernmost tip, with Robinson Preserve and DeSoto Memorial across the river and Anna Maria Island and the Sunshine Skyway in the distance.

10/31/2020 By John McCarthy

Fast Track

Doug Holder Appointed to Florida Horse Park Board

Doug Holder is also a former state representative and is an original partner of the Legis Group, a consulting and lobbying firm.

10/09/2020 By Staff