Where the Magic Happens

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Has Become an Incubator for Artists from Around the Country

More than 600 artists have found inspiration there, and the work they have done at the retreat has gone on to stages and museums around the world.

11/12/2022 By Kay Kipling


Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $62,500 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The funding will help fund the creation of a new Nature Interpreter position and program.

12/08/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

All Star Children's Foundation Appoints CEO

Dr. Sharon Ghazarian has served as All Star’s chief research officer since July 2020.

12/06/2021 By Staff


'Control Growth Now' Group to Honor Old Miakka Activist

The group will present longtime local activist Becky Ayech with its 2021 Citizen of the Year award.

10/11/2021 By Staff

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Creative Thinking

Nancy Guth Is Crafting Her Way Through the Covid Crisis

The Sarasota photographer found a new artistic path to help her survive as a Covid "long-hauler."

04/12/2021 By Kay Kipling


Sarasota County Commission Indicates It Will End Citizen-Initiated Reviews of Land Use

The citizen-initiated process allows a group of 20 voters to petition the county to initiate a comprehensive plan amendment.

03/09/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Florida Bankers Association Elects R. G. 'Kelly' Caldwell Trust Executive Committee

Caldwell will serve as the committee's chair.

11/02/2020 By Staff

'I Will Never Go Away'

Becky Ayech Fights for Old Miakka’s Rural Way of Life

For decades, Ayech has been battling government and developers over zoning issues, pollution and the need to protect the watershed.

11/01/2020 By Elizabeth Djinis


Museum of Consciousness Fund Raiser

This inaugural event took place at the coming museum's site on Fruitville Road.

12/16/2019 Photography by Nancy Guth