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.)

Art Center Sarasota

This Wednesday: Art Panel Tackles "Cracker Politics"

The Jan. 18 event examines a Michael Adno exhibition subtitled, "The Limits of Colonial Knowledge."

01/16/2017 By Pam Daniel

Land That They Love

Boca Grande Residents Buy Their Own Nature Preserve

Boca Grande residents raised $20.6 million in just 60 days.

12/29/2016 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

Behind the Scenes of 100 Years of History

For our January cover package, we go digging through the historical archives.

12/29/2016 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

How to Fall in Love with Sarasota

It starts with the sea.

11/30/2016 By Pam Daniel

Burning Question

From the Editor: Can You Eat Fruit a Squirrel Has Bitten?

Editor Pam Daniel, chagrined about losing out on fruit from her trees, aims to find out.

10/26/2016 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

Magnificent Excess: Sarasota's Most Expensive Homes

About those dream houses.

09/28/2016 By Pam Daniel

One Day

A Day in the Life of Sarasota Police Officer Devin Epps

Officer Devin Epps helps keep the streets of downtown Sarasota safe.

09/02/2016 By Pam Daniel Photography by Robert Castro

From the Editor

About Those Powerful People

Pam Daniel on Sarasota's new power grid.

08/31/2016 By Pam Daniel

Power Players

Meet the 25 Most Influential Men and Women in Sarasota Today

Each of the 25 power players on our list wields major clout in our community.

08/31/2016 By Susan Burns, Tony D'Souza, Pam Daniel, Ilene Denton, Kay Kipling, and Cooper Levey-Baker

"I Did It For Her"

Victor Hazan on His Late Wife Marcella's Last Cookbook

The Longboat Key writer discusses the emotional process of finishing Ingredienti, released this month.

07/29/2016 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

From the Editor: That Sarasota Luxury Lifestyle

In researching ultra-luxe local experiences, Pam Daniel has to deal with exactly the opposite at her second home in Michigan.

07/29/2016 By Pam Daniel

Oh, Florida!

Award-Winning Writer Craig Pittman on Sarasota, the Environment and His New Book

Writer and frequent Sarasota contributor Craig Pittman on his new book, Oh, Florida!, which was just released to glowing reviews.

07/28/2016 By Pam Daniel

Civil Discourse

Searching for Common Ground on Gun Laws

We asked State Rep. Greg Steube and Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight to sit down with editor Pam Daniel to discuss two proposed gun bills that failed during the recent legislative session but are expected to be filed again next year.

06/22/2016 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

Talking to Dr. Beach

Siesta Beach is No. 2 on the annual list of the nation’s top 10 beaches.

06/22/2016 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

Do Doctors Care?

An inside view of a doctor's life from the chief of staff at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

06/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Animal Athlete

A Day in the Life of Bodybuilder Jason Huh

Bodybuilder Jason Huh is a fitness guru, marketer and social media star.

05/31/2016 By Pam Daniel Photography by Robert Castro

From the Editor

25 Years of the "Best of Sarasota"

Sarasota has changed since 1991.

05/02/2016 By Pam Daniel

Happy Days

Sarasota Ranks No. 3 on Gallup-Healthways Wellbeing Index

We were outranked only by Naples and Salinas, Calif.

04/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Applause and Accolades

Sarasota Magazine Group Publisher Kelley Lavin Honored by Neuro Challenge Foundation.

Along with founder Doreen Sutherland, Kelley Lavin was recognized for her longtime service to the organization.

03/25/2016 By Pam Daniel

Civil Discourse

Complete Transcript: Julio Gonzalez and Ken Shelin Discuss Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights

Gonzalez's "Religious Freedom Bill" would allow Floridians to refuse to provide services to customers if they object on religious or moral grounds.

03/04/2016 By Pam Daniel