Let's Party

How to Throw a Fabulous Party

Tips from Laura Wood, Asolo Repertory Theatre's events manager.

08/29/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Au Revoir

Three Local Boutiques are Shuttering

You'll find huge sales and more offerings this weekend from Vintiquity Lane and Clever Rose; plus, Bohemian Bliss moves on.

08/16/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Local Hero

New Portrait Honors Groundbreaking African-American Physician

Guests gathered at Sarasota Memorial’s Internal Medicine Practice in Newtown on Wednesday to pay tribute to the late John Chenault, M.D.

08/16/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Weekly Planner

National Honey Bee Day, Sarasota's Monthly Food Truck Rally and More Local Dining Events

Including Englewood Pioneer Days, yoga classes at The Westin and more.

08/14/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Weekly Planner

Siesta Key Rum Tour, Pizza Workshops, National Oyster Day and More Local Dining Events

Including a "Barstool Open" hosted by Venice MainStreet Inc.

08/01/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Roundabout Reality

Will Improvements Help Reduce Crashes in Venice's 'Circle of Death' Roundabout?

The roundabout, which opened in 2011, had the highest crash rate of any signalized intersection or roundabout in 2016 in unincorporated Sarasota County.

07/26/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Mic Drop

One Year Later, Open Mic Night is Still Going Strong at The Reserve

Since last summer, The Reserve has hosted an "Open Mic" night every Friday that features a wide range of local talent.

07/25/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Menu makeover

Goodbye Tea House, Hello Eatery 84

New owners have transformed The Tea House into an upscale restaurant.

07/18/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Local Star

Sarasota's Annaliese Nock Makes Her Debut on "America's Got Talent"

The female daredevil follows her family's legacy by presenting a risk-taking performance.

06/22/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Mark Your Calendars

The Ninth Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Takes Place November 9-12

In 2017, the festival welcomed more than 60,000 attendees and brought in $9 million in economic impact from tourists.

06/21/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Show Time

The Circus Arts Conservatory and The Ringling Present Summer Circus Spectacular 2018

Summer Circus Spectacular features acts containing comedy, aerial skills, crossbow, hand-balancing and more.

06/21/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Kick it

Keep Up with the World Cup at The Shamrock

Soccer enthusiasts in Sarasota can watch every match at The Shamrock while winning raffle prizes.

06/14/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Art Advocate

The Exchange Awards $250,000 to Local Students and Arts Organizations

The organization has awarded more than $8 million in grants since its inception.

06/13/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Weekly Planner

Father's Day Brunch, Craft Tacos and More Local Dining Events

Including Sarasota's monthly food truck rally.

06/12/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Invest in Yourself

Celebrate Global Wellness Day With These Tips From Local Experts

Bring a little self-care into your daily routine.

06/08/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

A Land Re-Remembered

A Florida Classic Gets a Graphic Novel Remake

Sarasota's Pineapple Press recently published an illustrated version of Patrick D. Smith's well-loved Florida novel, A Land Remembered.

06/06/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

A classic gets a makeover

Selections From A Land Remembered: A Graphic Novel

Andre Frattino recently published a graphic novel adaptation of Patrick D. Smith's classic Florida novel, A Land Remembered. See some sample pages here.

06/06/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship Photography by Andre Frattino

Sailor Circus

A New Day to Dawn for Circus Arts Conservatory

The Conservatory started groundbreaking for renovations thanks to $3.6 million from a fund-raising campaign.

05/31/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Weekly Planner

Savor Sarasota, the St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival and More Local Dining Events

Including a Beer Garden Bazaar, National Doughnut Day and more.

05/30/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Indie Market

The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime Opens for Business

Interact with vendors who sell rare collectibles, clothing, art and more.

05/24/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship