Making Waves

Six Women Shaping Our Region—and Our World

We celebrate six women whose talents and accomplishments are transforming the environment, business, sports and politics here and beyond.

06/29/2019 By Pam Daniel, Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, and Kay Kipling

Top Stories

Grab & Go

Looking for Tasty Takeout? We've Got the Best of the Bunch

Snuggle up on the couch, grab a container and a fork, and dig in.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

"I Wouldn't Piss Me Off"

Powerful Landowner Hugh Culverhouse Jr. Takes Aim at the Political Establishment

Wealthy donor Culverhouse Jr. makes national news after urging a boycott over Alabama’s abortion law.

06/10/2019 By David Hackett

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Throws His Hat in the Ring for President

Apparently it’s the latest smart career move when you’re stuck in a mid-level job, Mr. C. says.

07/01/2019 By Robert Plunket

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Arts & Entertainment

The Fabric of India

A Major Exhibition at The Ringling Explores Centuries of Textiles from the Indian Subcontinent

More than 140 textiles are on loan from London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

07/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Best of Sarasota

Grab & Go

Looking for Tasty Takeout? We've Got the Best of the Bunch

Snuggle up on the couch, grab a container and a fork, and dig in.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Making Waves

Six Women Shaping Our Region—and Our World

We celebrate six women whose talents and accomplishments are transforming the environment, business, sports and politics here and beyond.

06/29/2019 By Pam Daniel, Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, and Kay Kipling

Eat & Drink

All The "Ways"

Cincinnati’s Skyline Chili Comes to Lakewood Ranch

Skyline is a revered Cincinnati institution dating back to 1949.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Waste Not

Five Products That Reduce Takeout Trash

Eco-conscious consumers are even bringing their own utensils to the table.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Great Disruption

How Food Delivery Apps Are Changing the Economics of the Restaurant Business

Today, Bite Squad works with more than 170 area restaurants.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grab & Go

10 Can't-Miss Takeout Meals

When we’re too lazy to fix dinner, these are the to-go feasts we turn to most often.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Groceraunts

Five Great Quick-Dinner Items You Can Pick Up While Grocery Shopping

We consider these our weeknight staples.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Shack Attack

Shake Shack Has Arrived at The Mall at UTC

Shake Shack now operates roughly 250 locations around the world.

06/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Lemon Tree Kitchen Serves 'Clean' Cuisine in the Former Louies Modern

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love Lemon Tree, but the menu is stocked with great vegetarian options.

06/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fashion & Shopping

Licensed To Grill

Barbecue Must-Haves to Heat Up Your Summer

Four essentials for your next backyard party.

07/01/2019 By Heather Saba

Treasure Hunter

How to Find Garage Sale Treasures

Garage sale guru Karin Gustafson shares her top tips.

07/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Home & Real Estate

Just Add Water

Dive Into These Three Prize-Winning Swimming Pools

Thinking about building a backyard swimming pool? Before you take the plunge, take inspiration from these three Sarasota-area pools that took home awards at the 2019 Florida Swimming Pool Association Design Awards.

07/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

What Your Money Can Buy

What $9 Million Will Buy You on Longboat Key

Plus, a condo in the mid-$300s in Bradenton and a home in the low $600s in Lakewood Ranch.

07/01/2019 By Staff

News & City Life

Newsmaker

Veronica Brady Is Out to Raise $20 Million to Build Phase One of The Bay

Brady was an early supporter of the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization and part of a three-person team that raised $2.1 million in 2017 to pay for the master plan.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Throws His Hat in the Ring for President

Apparently it’s the latest smart career move when you’re stuck in a mid-level job, Mr. C. says.

07/01/2019 By Robert Plunket

Flashback

Flashback: Celery Fields, 1930s

The rich muckland in east Sarasota has been important agriculturally and ecologically for more than 100 years.

06/30/2019 By Kay Kipling

Essential Intelligence

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Is Back on Florida's Gulf Coast

Sea turtles have been swimming the world’s oceans for 100 million years, but today their future is precarious.

06/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Snake Hunter

Dusty Crum’s Mission Is to Save the Everglades, One Python at a Time

Between 87 and 99 percent of the Everglades’ mammal populations have disappeared because of the invasive snakes, which now number nearly 300,000 in southern Florida

06/30/2019 By Isaac Eger

Stats

Women Outnumber Men in Sarasota and Manatee

But healthcare for women in Florida is the worst in the U.S., and women in Florida still only make 87 cents for every dollar paid to U.S. men.

06/29/2019

Making Waves

Stevie Freeman-Montes Is Determined to Help Sarasota Face Climate Change

“I’m trying to facilitate a process of figuring this out together.”

06/28/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Herstory

Meet the Women Who Have Helped Shape Sarasota Over the Past Century

Our city wouldn't be the same without these ten powerful females.

06/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Making Waves

Heather Kasten Brings Change to the Chamber

“The chamber turns 100 in 2020. I’ve heard from other women that this is a game-changer.”

06/28/2019 By Susan Burns

Making Waves

Elizabeth Moore Protects Florida Lands Through Philanthropy

The conservationist and philanthropist works to ensure that children today, and in the future, can experience nature the way she did.

06/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Making Waves

Cynthia Heil Came to Town to Tackle Red Tide

"In a year we hope to have found and begin testing a compound that can mitigate red tide."

06/28/2019 By Pam Daniel

Making Waves

Christina Unkel Believes in the Power of Sports

She is one of only three FIFA-licensed female referees who represent the United States Soccer Federation in the U.S., Canada and across South America and the Caribbean—even as far away as China.

06/27/2019 By Ilene Denton

Making Waves

Emma González Has Become the Face of the Gun-Control Movement

González is a rising sophomore at New College of Florida.

06/27/2019 By Pam Daniel

"I Wouldn't Piss Me Off"

Powerful Landowner Hugh Culverhouse Jr. Takes Aim at the Political Establishment

Wealthy donor Culverhouse Jr. makes national news after urging a boycott over Alabama’s abortion law.

06/10/2019 By David Hackett