Photos: The Ringling's Wine and Roses 2021

For the first time in a long while, people dressed up and headed to a fund raiser.

03/29/2021 Photography by Lori Sax

Beach Chat

Hermitage Artist Retreat Event Features Sarasota Magazine's Bob Plunket and Theater Columnist Michael Riedel

The two will discuss "Storied Stories of the Creative Process."

03/17/2021 By Kay Kipling


Honorees Announced for 2021 Dick Vitale Gala

The event will take place May 7 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

03/11/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Christine Jennings, Susan Burns Named Co-Chairs of New College Ambassadors Committee

The committee’s first major project is to raise student scholarship funds for an event honoring New College president Donal O’Shea, who is retiring in June.

03/01/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

The First Covid-19 Cases Were Reported in Florida a Year Ago This Month

Susan Burns reflects on a year like no other.

03/01/2021 By Susan Burns

Get Cracking

The Sarasota Farmers Market Is Hosting a T-Shirt and Tote Bag Design Contest

The winner will receive a $100 gift card and a bundle of market goodies.

02/26/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Lights Up

Sneak Peek: Selby Gardens' 2020 Lights in Bloom

The annual attraction kicks off Dec. 12.

12/07/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Hermitage Artist Retreat Artful Lobster 2020

The annual outdoor celebration was held on the retreat campus on Manasota Key.

11/16/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Local Public Relations Association Presents Virtual 'State of the Media' Events

The weeklong event will feature 30-45-minute conversations with local media representatives, including Sarasota magazine editor-in-chief Susan Burns.

10/07/2020 By Staff

This Is Awesome, Baby!

Dick Vitale Gala Breaks Records, Reaching $5 Million Fundraising Goal

Vitale's V Foundation is on track to raise $7 million for pediatric cancer this year.

09/02/2020 By Staff

Return to vendor

The Sarasota Farmers Market Is Back. Here's How Things Are Going.

Since the market reopened on Aug. 1, customers have flocked to downtown Sarasota to get their hands on food from local vendors.

08/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

From the Editor

From the Editor: Giving in the Age of COVID-19

Susan Burns on why philanthropy is more important than ever.

04/01/2020 By Susan Burns

Public Health

2020 Sarasota Film Festival Cancelled

SFF officials said they will look to reschedule the event at a time "when the public can safely attend large-scale events."

03/13/2020 By Megan McDonald


Jewish Film Festival

The opening night of the 11th annual festival brought together film fans and supporters of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.

03/12/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota 'Up The Tempo'

The annual fund-raising gala for Artist Series Concerts featured cocktails, dinner, a live auction and, of course, music.

03/12/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Teen Court Scholarship Awards Dinner

The annual Teen Court of Sarasota dinner at Michael's On East honored area teens.

03/11/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Asolo Repertory Theatre Gala 2020: A Bollywood Ball

The evening at the Ritz-Carlton offered music from a five-piece Indian band, dance from Shivali Bhammer, songs from Navin Kundra, and more.

03/09/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Planned Parenthood Dinner 2020

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida welcomed hundreds to its annual fund raiser at the Sarasota Sailor Circus Arena, which was decked out in hot pink for the occasion.

03/09/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Easterseals Abilities Shining Luncheon 2020

Easterseals students from age 5 to teen shared the skills they've accomplished thanks to the caring physical therapists at Easterseals.

03/05/2020 Photography by Lori Sax


Goodwill Manasota Mardi Gras 2020

The event marked its 15th anniversary with lively Dixieland music and New Orleans cuisine.

03/02/2020 Photography by Lori Sax