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

Back in Business

Season Two of Claws Starts June 10

The popular TNT drama is set in a fictional nail salon in Manatee County.

06/05/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns This Summer

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix will return this summer for the 34th year, with events scheduled to take place June 23-July 4.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Openings

New Business Offers Real Estate and Design Services

Brittany Zachos, the lead designer on HGTV’s Property Brothers, is launching a new Sarasota business with her father and brother.

05/17/2018 By Staff

New hires

Theater Selects New Marketing Director

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently hired Scott Ferguson.

05/16/2018 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

Retail

Surf, Skate Shop Opens New Location

Sarasota's Compound Boardshop, which sells gear for surfing, skateboarding, standup paddleboarding and more, recently opened a new location.

03/05/2018 By Staff

Arts

Chorus Artistic Director to Take on Business Role, Too

Key Chorale artistic director Joseph Caulkins will expand his role to manage the symphonic chorus' business and administrative functions.

03/02/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

New Participatory Drumming Center Opens on Siesta Key

Positive RePercussions, a group drumming center, recently opened at 5049 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota.

02/28/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Airbnb Plans to Expand 'Experiences' Program

The program connects travelers with curated arts, culinary and outdoors activities in the areas they're visiting.

02/26/2018 By Staff

Arts

Van Wezel Foundation Receives $10 Million Donation

The Van Wezel Foundation recently received a $10 million legacy gift from the estate of Herta Klauser Cuneo, who died last September.

02/15/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

Construction Company Building $3.4 Million Golf Facility

Sarasota's DM Constructors, LLC recently began construction on a new golf entertainment venue in Vero Beach, Florida.

02/11/2018 By Staff

Deals

Players Theater Sells North Sarasota Property

The price was not disclosed, but the agreed-upon price is higher than the theater's $9.5 million listing price, according to a press release.

01/17/2018 By staff

Education

Workshop on 21st Century 'Thought and Trends' Starts Jan. 22

Ringling College of Art and Design 'futurist in residence' David Houle is presenting a new workshop as part of the college's Lifelong Learning Academy.

01/17/2018 By staff

Philanthropy

Van Wezel Foundation President and CEO Steps Down

Monica Slater Van Buskirk recently resigned as the leader of the nonprofit after six years in the role.

01/15/2018 By staff

The arts

Circus Conservatory Names New Fundraising Leader

The Circus Arts Conservatory recently hired Zoltan Karpathy as the organization's vice president of philanthropy.

01/09/2018 By staff

Deals

Tech Company Inks Deal to Provide Camera Equipment to European Company

Vislink, a subsidiary of Sarasota's xG Technology, Inc., recently landed a $1 million-plus deal to provide camera transmitters, camera control equipment and more to France's AMP Visual TV.

01/05/2018 By staff

Arts

Theater Troupe Recognized By State for Diversity Efforts

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe was recently honored by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs.

01/04/2018 By staff