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.)

Perfect Party

If We Threw a Party in Sarasota Right Now, Here’s Who We’d Invite

Suncoast Waterkeeper's Justin Bloom, dancer/choreographer Rhodnie Désir, the TikTok star redefining Jewish food, a UF prof studying rudeness, and a horse (of course).

10/06/2021 By Pam Daniel

What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Michigan's Beaver Island Boasts Stunning Natural Beauty and a Magical Music Festival

The home of the Beaver Island Music Festival is chock-full of fun summer activities.

08/23/2021 By Pam Daniel

Sound Off

Tallahassee vs. The People of Florida

Why do we want a legislature focused on boosting big money and punishing voters?

03/23/2021 By Pam Daniel

Neighborhood Guide

A Guide to Venice's 14 Miles of Beaches

Sharks' teeth and dog-friendly shores make up some of the most unique beaches in Southwest Florida.

03/01/2021 By Pam Daniel

Face Time

The Pandemic Has Sparked a Boom in Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

“We’re all looking down at the camera. Not many people over the age of 20 can do that and be happy with what they see.”

02/02/2021 By Pam Daniel

Insider's Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Sarasota's Award-Winning Beaches

Everything you need to know about the greatest shores on Earth.

12/05/2020 By Pam Daniel

The Flash

The Flash of Green at Sunset? It's Real

The brief phenomenon results from the refraction of sunlight.

12/01/2020 By Pam Daniel

What's Next?

A Leading Florida Economist Pictures Life After Coronavirus

UCF’s Sean Snaith says he was “shocked” by the spring shutdown and that it “bulldozed the economy.”

09/03/2020 By Pam Daniel

Flashback

Flashback: Tropicana Orange Juice, The Pride of Bradenton

The world's largest producer of branded juice was founded in Bradenton in 1947.

05/07/2020 By Pam Daniel

Science and COVID-19

Can High Humidity Slow the Spread of COVID-19?

Research by a retired Longboat Key engineer suggests it might.

04/29/2020 With Pam Daniel

Family Fun Guide

Great Things to Do With Kids in Sarasota

From toddler art to untamed nature, a guide to under-the-radar adventures.

02/05/2020 By Pam Daniel and Ilene Denton

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Perfect Party: January's Hottest Table Talk

This month: Town Hall guest and ex-White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, ex-superintendent Dr. Todd Bowden and more.

01/03/2020 By Pam Daniel

Perfect Party

October's Perfect Party: Prosthetic Ear Edition

One Beaufort, S.C., resident won't miss a word thanks to a Facebook post made after a beachcomber found the prosthetic ear he lost on Anna Maria.

10/01/2019 By Pam Daniel

Perfect Party

September's Perfect Party: Flesh-Eating Bacteria Edition

This month's fantasy guest list.

09/01/2019 By Pam Daniel

Captains Courageous

Sarasota Youth Sailing Has Taught Generations of Kids to Sail

Today the nonprofit serves 450 students, ages 5 to 18, in summer and spring camps and on racing teams.

09/01/2019 By Pam Daniel

Making Waves

Six Women Shaping Our Region—and Our World

We celebrate six women whose talents and accomplishments are transforming the environment, business, sports and politics here and beyond.

06/29/2019 By Pam Daniel, Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, and Kay Kipling

Making Waves

Cynthia Heil Came to Town to Tackle Red Tide

"In a year we hope to have found and begin testing a compound that can mitigate red tide."

06/28/2019 By Pam Daniel

Making Waves

Emma González Has Become the Face of the Gun-Control Movement

González is a rising sophomore at New College of Florida.

06/27/2019 By Pam Daniel

Putting the Pieces Together

Has a Longboat Key Retiree Solved the Puzzle of Red Tide?

The effects of red tide and how we might mitigate it remain as relevant as ever.

04/30/2019 By Pam Daniel

Remember When?

The People, Milestones and Game-Changing Events That Made Us Who We Are

A decade-by-decade look at Sarasota over the past 40 years.

02/25/2019 By Susan Burns, Pam Daniel, Ilene Denton, Cooper Levey-Baker, Kay Kipling, and Megan McDonald