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.

La Ciociara

Primo Ristorante Has Closed. For Fans of Its Iconic Billboards, It's Another Example of a Vanishing Sarasota.

Chef-owner Maurizio Colucci looks back on the controversy that greeted the restaurant's billboards.

11/21/2022 By Isaac Eger

Breaking News

Red Tide Is Now Present at Every Beach in Sarasota

Elevated levels of the fish-killing bacteria that causes red tide have been found at all 16 area beaches.

11/10/2022 By Isaac Eger

Civil Rights

Recent Voter Fraud Arrests Threaten to Keep People Away From the Polls

Critics say the arrest of 20 former felons for voting could have a chilling effect on Florida voter turnout this year.

11/01/2022 By Isaac Eger

Fast Track

CenterPlace Health Names New CEO

Plus, The Sarasota Ballet names a new chief strategy and advancement officer and All Faiths Food Bank hires a new CFO.

09/12/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Former U.S. Congresswoman Joins Mote's Board of Trustees

Plus: more new hires, recognitions and promotions.

08/08/2022 By Staff

Keep Truckin'

Sarasota County Has Introduced a Mobile Vending Permit Program for Area Parks

The Sarasota program will provide greater access for park visitors and small businesses

07/21/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Fast Track

Four Icard Merrill Attorneys Recognized Among Florida's 'Legal Elite'

Plus, a new program at The Hermitage Artist Retreat, realtor awards and much more.

07/01/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Goodwill Manasota CEO Bob Rosinsky Retires After 50 Years

Plus more local hires, promotions and scholarships.

06/27/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Julie Schwartz Named Director of Development at Van Wezel Foundation

Plus, more local hires, promotions and scholarships.

06/13/2022 Photography by Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Chamber's Leadership Sarasota 2022 Class Has Graduated

Plus, new hires at All Faiths Food Bank, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Williams Parker and more.

06/06/2022 By Staff

Fair Play

The Sarasota County Fair Was the Impromptu Locals' Reunion I Didn't Know I Needed

A petting zoo, funnel cakes and spinning rides provide a welcome return to normalcy.

03/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Your Health Questions Answered

What Are the Best New Thyroid Disease Treatments Available in Sarasota?

Dr. Ralph Tufano was the first doctor in the U.S. to complete a scarless thyroid surgery. He explains more treatment options here.

03/02/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Consider the Moose

The Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge Is the Largest in the World

It boasts 14,500 dues-paying members. The next largest claims 8,000.

03/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Your Health Questions Answered

Pro Tips for Keeping Kids' Smiles Healthy

How to keep your kids' smiles healthy, plus information about the recently passed Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act.

02/09/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Walking Tour

Muralists Deliver an Explosion of Public Art in the Rosemary District

Thanks to PINCfest, the downtown Sarasota neighborhood has been transformed into an outdoor museum.

02/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Your Health Questions Answered

How Can Runners Avoid Plantar Fasciitis?

Running experts at Fit2Run in downtown Sarasota share their tips for healing plantar fasciitis, plus ways to prevent it.

02/02/2022 By Allison Forsyth

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