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Three Big Projects That Are About to Change Our Region

Susan Burns sees three big projects about to change the region.

12/03/2018 By Susan Burns

Treasure Hunter

Jan Holman’s Sea Hagg Sells Nautical Salvage From Times Gone By

“Everything has a story and there’s much magic in what I do,” Holman says. “It almost feels like this place has a life of its own.”

12/03/2018 By Susan Burns

On With the Show

Juliette Feld Grossman Steps Into the Spotlight as Feld Entertainment Transitions to the Third Generation

Grossman's father, Feld Enertainment CEO Kenneth Feld, prepares to pass the baton.

10/29/2018 By Susan Burns

And the Award Goes To...

Another Ringling College Student Wins an Oscar

Shukla’s bronze makes 14 Ringling computer animation students who have won a Student Academy Award.

10/25/2018 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

From the Editor: The Restorative Tonic of the Arts

"Hope may not be at the heart of everything I pick this season—and I can’t completely avoid my phone and current events—but the arts are beautiful, tragic, poignant and ultimately a tonic for the soul."

10/25/2018 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

From the Editor: Vote for the Environment

“These intense blooms are not normal. It’s clear that excess land-based nutrients exacerbate the growth of all harmful algae.”

09/26/2018 By Susan Burns

Bubble Trouble

Are We in Another Real Estate Bubble?

“We’re very overdue for a recession,” says Chris McCarty, director of the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

09/17/2018 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

From the Editor: Betty Schoenbaum's Love and Philanthropy Helped Shape Sarasota

Betty, who passed away in July just short of her 101st birthday, was a tangible example that helping others just might be the ticket to a meaningful life.

08/29/2018 By Susan Burns

One County

Should Longboat Key Belong to Sarasota or Manatee County?

Longboat Key has two suitors. Is it time to choose?

08/29/2018 By Susan Burns

R.I.P.

Longtime Restaurateur, Philanthropist Dies at 65

With the death of Steve Seidensticker, Sarasota has lost a giant.

08/16/2018 By Susan Burns

Female factor

Women of Influence Speakers Inspire Attendees to Find Their Passion and Champion Themselves

Sarasota Magazine’s sixth annual Women of Influence event gave busy women a chance to rejuvenate with an inspiring lineup of speakers.

07/26/2018 By Susan Burns Photography by Jolanta Bremer at Evoke Studios

From the Editor

From the Editor: Thoughts on Wealth

A bumper crop of rich people from around the country continues to settle here.

07/26/2018 By Susan Burns

Female Factor

Stephanie Fraim Kight Takes the Reins at Planned Parenthood of Central and Southwest Florida

Fraim Kight is not new to the organization—or the fight for social justice.

06/27/2018 By Susan Burns

Female Factor

Giti Javidi Wants to Bridge the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

"My ultimate goal is that all of us in these fields can change the future for girls. Tell them they belong, you fit in, you have a place here.”

06/27/2018 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

Why Hurricanes Don't Scare Us Away

“Human psychology doesn’t give much weight to low probability with serious consequences.”

06/25/2018 By Susan Burns

One Day

A Day in the Life of Buddhist Teacher Gen Chodor

We spend a meditative day with Buddhist teacher Gen Chodor.

05/30/2018 By Susan Burns

Adventures in Reading

Today's Libraries Feed Families, Teach Children How to Make Robots, Help with Taxes—and Much More

Sarasota and Manatee libraries have greatly expanded their collections and services.

05/30/2018 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

From the Editor: Summer Beach Reads

Susan Burns on great books—and beer.

05/29/2018 By Susan Burns

Gulfwatch

Manatee County's Lifeguards Rank No. 1 in Florida

The 16-lifeguard patrol includes EMTs, paramedics, rescue divers, Coast Guard captains and one certified dive master.

04/26/2018 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

From the Editor: The Importance of Funding the Arts

Susan Burns on the impact of lost arts funding.

04/26/2018 By Susan Burns