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.)

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

Day Tripper

Great Florida Road Trips

24 great adventures on one tank of gas.

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Ilene Denton, and Pam Daniel

Civil Discourse

Should Businesses Be Required to Provide Services to Same-Sex Couples?

A conversation about gay weddings and religious freedom between State Rep. Julio Gonzalez and Ken Shelin.

03/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

Weathering a Rare Sarasota Tornado

In El Nino years, tornadoes are especially likely to occur in Florida. Pam Daniel remembers the ones that came ashore in January.

03/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Something Wild

Experience Primal Nature in the Everglades

Here's how to really experience the unique beauty--and lifestyle--of the Everglades.

03/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Economic Outlook

Fed Reserve's Loretta J. Mester Predicts Slow and Steady Growth

Mester spoke to FPA of the Suncoast at the Sarasota Yacht Club Friday morning.

02/19/2016 By Pam Daniel

Election Fever

Republican Karl Rove and Democrat Jim Messina on the 2016 Presidential Election

Presidential predictions from two campaign masterminds.

02/04/2016 By Pam Daniel

From the Editor

Wake Up Call

Breakfast isn't what it used to be--and that's a good thing.

02/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Article

Sarasota Magazine Acquired by Oregon-Based Sagacity Media

When we announced last month that Sarasota Magazine had been acquired by Oregon-based Sagacity Media, we were flooded with congratulations—and questions.

01/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Article

From the Editor: My First Time on a Sarasota Beach

Pam Daniel recounts her first memory of a Sarasota beach.

12/01/2015 By Pam Daniel

Article

A Day in the Life of IMG Founder and Tennis Coach Nick Bollettieri

One day with tennis coach and IMG Academy founder Nick Bollettieri.

12/01/2015 By Pam Daniel

Article

A Day in the Life of Les McCurdy of McCurdy's Comedy Theatre

One day with Les McCurdy of McCurdy's Comedy Theatre and Humor Institute.

11/02/2015 By Pam Daniel

Article

Venice Museum Celebrates John Nolen Plan

Rollins College professor Bruce Stephenson takes us on a walking tour to highlight enduring features of the plan.

10/01/2015 By Pam Daniel

Article

Remembering Legislator and Arts Champion Bob Johnson

In losing Bob Johnson, every one of us has lost a champion.

10/01/2015 By Pam Daniel

Article

A Day in the Life of Lucas Congdon of Lucas Lagoons

Follow Lucas Lagoons owner Lucas Congdon as he films season two of his Animal Planet series "Insane Pools: Off the Deep End."

09/30/2015 By Pam Daniel

Article

A Day in the Life of Johnson the Pit Bull

Spend a day with stray pit bull "Johnson" at the Animal Rescue Coalition's new spay and neuter clinic.

09/01/2015 By Pam Daniel