R.I.P.

Affordable Housing Entrepreneur Dies

Harvey Vengroff, who became well known in recent years for his efforts to build more affordable housing in Sarasota and Bradenton, died Thursday at age 77.

10/12/2018 By Staff

Media

Public Relations Association Holds Media Roundtable Oct. 17

The Florida Public Relations Association event will include several representatives from local media outlets, including Sarasota Magazine.

10/08/2018 By Staff

Education

Four New Members Join College Library Association Board

The Ringling College Library Association board recently appointed four new members: Ashley Brown, Allen Carlson, Kelley Lavin and Brian Mariash.

09/28/2018 By Staff

Environment

Lawmakers Hosting Red Tide Town Hall Saturday

State Reps. Margaret Good and Joe Gruters are holding a joint town hall from 3 to 4:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 25, to hear concerns about red tide.

08/22/2018 By Staff

Media

Sarasota Magazine Wins 17 Florida Magazine Association Awards

The publication won nine "writing excellence" awards and eight "design excellence" awards.

08/13/2018 By Staff

Media

Sarasota Magazine Takes Home Three Journalism Awards

Sarasota Magazine won three second-place awards in this year's Sunshine State Awards contest.

08/07/2018 By Staff

Deals

Private Equity Firm Buys Nebraska Telecommunications Company

Sarasota's Grain Management is acquiring Great Plains Communications.

06/19/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

Van Wezel Foundation Supports Plan for New Performing Arts Center

The future of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been debated during planning for The Bay redevelopment project.

06/04/2018 By Staff

Rain Check

Best of Sarasota 2018 Party Rescheduled

We've rescheduled our Best of Sarasota party for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.

04/23/2018 By Staff

Power of Purpose

Free Panel Discussion on How to Choose Your Nonprofit

The March 27 event features experts in philanthropy, estates and activism.

03/23/2018 By Staff

Masterpiece Theater

From a Fashion Empire to a Cherry Pie, Eugene Stutzman Lives to Create

Sarasota's Eugene Stutzman was the founder of a fashion company that dressed Whitney Houston, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda and many more.

10/30/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Real estate

Breakfast Event Focuses on Downtown Real Estate

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee's Commercial Investment Division is holding a breakfast panel discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

08/29/2017 By staff

Planning

Panel to Discuss New Urbanism, Planning, Traffic Next Week

Panelists will discuss the New Urbanism planning philosophy, public approval for new developments, traffic and more during the next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon.

06/29/2017 By staff

Applause

Van Wezel Named No. 1 Performing Arts Hall

The hall was named the best in its category by Venues Today magazine.

06/02/2017 By Megan McDonald

Smoke Shop

Brick's Smoked Meats Plans to Open Downtown

The new restaurant is billed as an homage to the cuisine of central Texas, with brisket, tacos and a bar that emphasizes bourbons and tequilas.

04/18/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Politics

Citizens' Group Hosts City Commission Forum Feb. 27

STOP!, a newish citizens group advocating changes to Sarasota’s zoning code and project approval process, will host a forum for Sarasota City Commission candidates on Monday, Feb. 27.

02/20/2017 By staff

Planning

New Citizens' Group Schedules Town Hall Meeting for Jan. 23

The STOP! event will focus on the need to create more pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and to increase public input into the city’s planning and approval process.

01/18/2017 By staff

The Final Curtain

Is It Time to Tear Down the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall?

Ilene Denton on her love for the Van Wezel—and why she feels its time for a new performing arts hall.

10/27/2016 By Ilene Denton

#BestofSarasota2016

Best of Sarasota 2016 Video: The Party

What did you love about the Best of Sarasota 2016 party? Heather Duhill and Joey Panek find out.

05/12/2016 By Sarasota Magazine

#BestofSarasota2016

Best of Sarasota 2016 Video: Party Highlights

From a real, live unicorn to all that great food and drink, relive our favorite moments from our Best of Sarasota 2016 party.

05/12/2016 By Sarasota Magazine