RIP

The Tennis World Reacts to the Death of Nick Bollettieri

The sport's greatest coach launched the tennis careers of greats like Venus and Serena Williams, Andre Agassi and more. He was 91 years old when he died.

12/05/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Bidding Farewell

Sarasotans Mourn Queen Elizabeth II's Death

Britain's longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, died Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96. Here's how locals are remembering her.

09/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Stunt Hard

An Ellenton Car Stunt Show Features Drivers From the Fast and the Furious Franchise

Nitro Extreme debuts this Friday. We caught up with one of the drivers: Italy's Desy Bizzarro, who will also drive in the upcoming Fast and Furious installment 'Fast X.'

09/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Comic relief

A Fun Cosplay and Comics Convention Is Coming to Sarasota Next Month

The fun event takes place in Sarasota in August.

07/13/2022 By Chloe Nelson

The Need for Speed

Sarasota Native Helped Make Top Gun: Maverick the Real Deal

Former Navy Captain Brian Ferguson consulted with the crew and trained the stars of the movie for accuracy, safety—and just keeping it real. He even made it into a few scenes.

06/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Star Power

Here Are the Celebs Coming to the 2022 Sarasota Film Festival

Kenny G! Jacqueline Bisset! Here's who you might bump into at the Sarasota Film Festival this year.

04/01/2022 By Megan McDonald

Fashion Royalty

Fashion Expert Cameron Silver Shares His Top Tips for Shopping Vintage

Silver visited Sarasota's T. Georgiano's Boutique for a private event last week.

02/15/2022 By Samantha Lane

Siesta Key

Reality TV Star Sam Logan Sold His Siesta Key Home and Is Headed to Miami

It’s the first time Bitcoin and NFTs were used in a Sarasota County residential real estate transaction.

01/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Celebrity access

Guess What? We Now Have a Royce Gracie Day in Sarasota.

Mayor Erik Arroyo gave mixed martial arts superstar Royce Gracie the key to the City of Sarasota and named a day after him.

12/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

A Gift That Will Last a Lifetime

Looking for an Unusual Holiday Gift? Book a Personalized Message From a Local Celeb.

Paul Reubens, Jerry Springer, Nik Wallenda and several cast members from MTV's 'Siesta Key' are using Cameo to send customized messages to fans.

12/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Meme me

Five Last-Minute Pop Culture-Inspired Halloween Costumes That Are Easy to Pull Together

Halloween is just five days away—need an idea for a costume? We're here to help.

10/26/2021 By Dedriana Perry

Killing It

Emanne Beasha Wins the Golden Buzzer on America's Got Talent

The 10-year-old opera singer from North Port gets the Golden Buzzer from guest judge Jay Leno in the Judges' Cut round of the show.

08/12/2019 By Olivia Letts

Boating

New Marina Opens

The marina at One Particular Harbour Margaritaville has 55 wet slips and an enclosed boathouse capable of housing 128 vessels.

12/04/2018 By Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Sept. 20-26

Jerry Seinfeld at the Van Wezel, Laura Benanti at the Opera House, a Historic Spanish Point Ghost Tour and more.

09/20/2018 By Ilene Denton

Construction

Jimmy Buffett-Themed Hotel and Restaurant Coming to Bradenton

Margaritaville Holdings and Minto Communities plan to build a Margaritaville hotel and a LandShark Bar & Grill in Bradenton.

04/18/2018 By Staff

Construction

New Jimmy Buffett-Themed Condo, Marina Announced

The developer Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings are planning to build One Particular Harbour in Bradenton's Harbour Isle.

06/09/2017 By staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 12 Things to Do: April 6-12

Shakespeare at Selby Gardens, Sharks Tooth Festival, Sailor Circus and much more.

04/05/2017 By Ilene Denton

In Town

Talking Comedy with Steve Martin and Martin Short

The duo will appear at the Van Wezel on Feb. 10 for "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life."

02/01/2017 By Kay Kipling

Sunshine Memories

Sarasota's Famous Faces

It seems like the whole world shows up sooner or later.

12/28/2016

Preview

Talking with Matthew Morrison

The Glee and Broadway star appears at the Van Wezel Jan. 12.

12/01/2016 By Kay Kipling Photography by Courtesy Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall