Gigi is a graduate of Ringling College. Her award-winning career with Sarasota has spanned many years (and a few too many weekends!). When not at her desk, she can likely be found in her craft shack making art or tooling around Florida’s back roads with her vintage camper in tow.

Your Health Questions Answered

What Are Some Safe Ways to Incorporate Essential Oils Into Your Routine?

While you can dilute and diffuse these potent potions, they are not recommended for ingestion. Here are some tips for how to safely use them.

01/19/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Free & Freeish

We Live in Paradise—Enjoy It With These Free Outdoor Actvities

From birdwatching to outdoor yoga to hiking, biking and swimming, there's an activity for every outdoor enthusiast.

12/01/2021

Mail fail

Cortez Residents Bemoan Plans to Close the Village's Post Office

Home delivery is not offered in parts of Cortez, which means many residents will have to drive to pick up their daily mail.

10/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Summerween

Skip the Pumpkin, and Make a Tropical Jack-o'-Lantern Instead

Wouldn’t you rather feast on watermelon and pineapple anyway?

10/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Love Your Hair

Seven Sarasota and Manatee Salons that Specialize in Black Hair

A journalist shares her thoughts on the power of Black hair and where to get it styled.

10/14/2021 By Jessika Ward

A Little Magic

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Tiny 'Fairy Doors' Throughout Downtown Sarasota

At least some of the fairy doors were painted by Joan Love, a retired schoolteacher who has been placing small doors on the facades of buildings since 2018.

10/06/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Mostly Ghostly

Sarasota's Most Haunted Places

From vengeful spirits with broken hearts to mischievous graveyard imps, here are five supernatural stories of local lore to keep you up at night.

10/06/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

I'm a Boba Boy in a Boba World

Here's Where to Get Great Boba in the Sarasota Area

Seven places that will satisfy your bubble tea craving.

09/24/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Smashing Success

A New Kind of Stress Relief Invites Destruction

It's been a tough year and you've earned the right to destroy some stuff.

07/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

New High-Rise in the Works on East Main Street

MainView of Sarasota is a 10-story mixed-use project being planned for downtown Sarasota.

06/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Good advice

How to Compete Against Cash Buyers in Our Fast-Moving Housing Market

In a fast and furious real estate market, how is a common home buyer supposed to compete? Judie Berger of Premier Sotheby's International Realty shares her six top tips.

06/07/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Your Health Questions Answered

Is Eating at Night Bad for Your Body?

Eating past a certain time of night doesn't affect fat loss, but can effect your general health and sleep.

05/12/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Why Are Women at a Higher Risk for Eye Problems Than Men?

April was National Women's Eye Health Month. Here are some tips for everyone who is trying to keep their eyes healthy.

05/05/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Tiny treasures

A Magical, Miniature Wonderland Circles This Sarasota Home

This intricate yard art puts gnomes to shame.

04/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Your Health Questions Answered

Is It Safe to Exercise After Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine?

A medical adviser for Orangetheory Fitness says working out after getting the vaccine may help prevent soreness and fatigue, but if you've actually had Covid, the answer is more complicated.

04/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Flower power

Pick Your Own Fresh Flowers and Produce at Hunsader Farms

Pick wildflowers, zinnias and sunflowers, as well as green beans, black-eyed peas, eggplant and okra.

04/13/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Your Health Questions Answered

What's the Best Way to Relieve Anxiety at Home?

Stress and anxiety are on the rise, but there's not always time for professional help. Here are some tips on how to find relief at home.

04/07/2021 By Allison Forsyth

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

Insider's Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Sarasota's Award-Winning Beaches

Everything you need to know about the greatest shores on Earth.

12/05/2020 By Pam Daniel

Go Figure

What the Census Revealed About Sarasota a Century Ago—and What It Asks Us Today

Sometimes, answers hide more than they reveal.

12/01/2020 By Rich Rescigno