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.)

From the Editor

From the Editor: Life Without Art

Pam Daniel on the intersection of art, politics and freedom.

10/30/2017 By Pam Daniel

Mutt-opia

Elaborate Pet Funeral Services Aren't Uncommon in Sarasota-Manatee

You'll find everything from traditional Jewish burials to circus-themed celebrations of life.

09/27/2017 By Pam Daniel

Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide: Siesta Key

Your guide to the nation’s best beach and the community surrounding it.

09/25/2017 Edited by Pam Daniel

Hurricane Harvey

Of Houston and Harvey

Here in Florida, we understand the power of hurricanes all too well.

08/29/2017 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

Our Snooty, Ourselves

Remembering the South Florida Museum's beloved manatee.

08/07/2017 By Pam Daniel

Home Dream Home

Must-Haves for the Buyer Who Has Everything

What does the 1 percent really want in a home? We'll tell you.

07/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

Heat Index

How Frequent Are Local Shark Attacks?

Florida leads the nation in attacks.

07/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

Dear Reader—Who Are You?

Stats about our readers.

07/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

From the Editor: Listening to Muslims

This month, we meet with Sarasota's Islamic community

06/28/2017 By Pam Daniel

Best Burgers

What Condiments Take a Good Burger Over the Top?

Four local chefs share their favorites.

06/27/2017 Photography by Pam Daniel

Backyard Bedouins

Step Inside a Sarasota Couple's Kazakhstani Yurt

Wayne and Patti Eastep's backyard yurt is a reflection of their time spent with a nomadic Bedouin tribe.

06/01/2017 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

A Gator Tale

In Florida, gators can be the biggest of all pests

05/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

Pastry Perfection

Tom Gumpel Dreams Up Great New Goodies for Panera

"Wherever flour flies, you'll find me."

05/25/2017 By Pam Daniel

Fairy Godmother

Christine Mayer Helps Girls' Prom Dreams Come True

Mayer spends much of prom season in a room in a school board building she calls “The Closet,” helping hundreds of girls find the dress of their dreams.

04/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

Crystal Vision

The Amateur Sand Sculpture Competition Returns This Month

Sand sculptors turn Siesta’s quartz sand into magical creations.

04/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

From the Editor: Celebrating Sarasota

As we roll out our Best of Sarasota Issue, we win some awards of our own.

04/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

Behind the Scenes of Our Boating Issue

Pam Daniel takes the boating plunge.

03/29/2017 By Pam Daniel

Gulf Watch

Expert Says No Cure for Red Tide

Mote researcher say they're focusing on alleviating its effects.

03/15/2017 By Pam Daniel

Made in Sarasota

Bradenton-Based Tropicana is the World's Largest Producer of Branded Juice

The nationally known OJ is made right in Manatee County.

03/01/2017 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

Can We Talk About Growth?

Like Sarasota, other popular cities, from Portland to Austin, are struggling to balance growth and quality of life.

03/01/2017 By Pam Daniel