The staff was using typewriters and Sarasota was called Clubhouse when editorial director Pam Daniel first signed on. Since then, she’s not only made the switch to computers (though the IT people might question that) but helped steer the magazine through major expansion and shelves full of awards. Still excited by the city and its never-ending stories, she loves how the digital universe has expanded Sarasota’s reach. A nature lover and thrift-store addict, she has a cute Siesta cottage filled with way too many finds, and by the time he was 5 had trained her grandson Alan to bargain at yard sales. (His biggest scores? A stuffed owl for $8 and a vintage clock radio—it works!—for  a dime.)

BEACH BAR BASH

Sharky’s on the Pier Named Florida’s Best Beach Bar

And the restaurant's celebrating with a party on June 10.

06/06/2018 By Pam Daniel

Flashback

Early Southwest Florida Settlers Feasted on Sea Turtles

The now-endangered sea turtles once were a plentiful source of food.

05/22/2018 By Pam Daniel

Grand Illusions

Propmaster Annette Breazeale Brings WBTT Theater Sets to Life

“You shouldn’t notice anything! It should all fit in perfectly.”

04/26/2018 By Pam Daniel

Ships Ahoy!

No Kids, Poker or Umbrella Drinks on this Viking Sky Adventure

Great travel really is about the journey as much as the destination.

03/28/2018 By Pam Daniel

Ships Ahoy!

MSC Seaside Delivers Affordable Razzle Dazzle

The cruises are also a great option for families.

03/28/2018 By Pam Daniel

For Goodness' Sake

Venice Golf & Country Club Awards $50,000 to Local Nonprofits

Nineteen groups get help for a variety of programs.

03/15/2018 By Pam Daniel

Happily Ever After

Venice Named a Great Place to Retire

Where to Retire magazine highlights Venice.

03/05/2018 By Pam Daniel

Road Trips

Explore the St. Johns River on a Super-Comfortable Houseboat

It's a wonderful river to explore by boat, because there are so many ecosystems—rivers, lakes, creeks and springs—that are all connected.

03/01/2018 By Pam Daniel

One Day

A Day in the Life of Publix's Adam Mangold

We follow Publix associate Adam Mangold on his rounds.

02/28/2018 By Pam Daniel

Caribbean Confidential

Hurricanes, Havana and Caribbean Investment Opportunities

A Sarasota seminar examines opportunities in Cuba and the Caribbean.

02/28/2018 By Pam Daniel

Don't Tread on Me

Greg Steube Fights for Guns and Individual Rights

The state senator is stirring up controversy.

02/27/2018 By Tony D'Souza and Pam Daniel

From the Editor

From the Editor: A Farewell to Sarasota Magazine

I have loved this job—and this city—every single day of my tenure.

01/25/2018 By Pam Daniel

Plant Power

Want to Look Great and Live Longer? Eat Plants, Says an Oncologist

Dr. Amber Orman espouses a plant-based diet and suggests avoiding meat and dairy.

12/27/2017 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

From the Editor: A Lost Chance at Lido

Pam Daniel sees a lost opportunity with the new plans for Lido Beach.

12/27/2017 By Pam Daniel

Insider's Guide 2017

The Drum Circle is a Siesta Key Beach Institution

Siesta’s Drum Circle offers free-flowing fun at sunset.

11/30/2017 By Pam Daniel

Into the Wild

Volunteers from All Over the Country Help Keep Myakka Running

Some are locals who sign up for a few hours or days a month; others—mainly retirees—come in their campers from all over the country and live in the park for months on end.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel and Kay Kipling

Into the Wild

Deep Hole is Home to Hundreds of Alligators

The park’s No. 1 attraction is a prehistoric predator.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

From the Editor: That Myakka Magic

Myakka is much more than just a bunch of trees.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel

Proceed With Caution

Florida’s I-4 is America’s Deadliest Highway

Between 2011 and 2015, more than 150 people died on the 132-mile interstate between Tampa and Daytona Beach.

11/17/2017 By Pam Daniel

Tiki Time

Plans for a New Restaurant and Tiki Bar at Lido Beach Spark Protest

Should the City of Sarasota partner with private businesses to add a 200-seat restaurant and tiki bar to Lido Beach?

11/07/2017 By Pam Daniel