A Collector's Paradise

Where to Find Your New Showpiece: Rum Runner's Antiques

Historical treasures from around the world are waiting for new homes at Rum Runner's Antiques, Dan Simic's labor of love.

06/10/2019 By Olivia Letts

"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

Network news

Marketing on Main Flourishes as a Hub for Business and Friendship

Marketing on Main, which occurs on the last Wednesday of each month, has attracted a loyal following among Sarasota entrepreneurs and professionals.

06/05/2019 By Olivia Letts

What I've Learned

Malcolm Lazin’s Varied Career Is Grounded in Social Justice

Lazin, 75, remains active, including as president of Siesta Key’s Gulf & Bay Club condo association, where he lives part of the year.

05/30/2019 By David Hackett

Architecture

I.M. Pei Left His Mark on Sarasota

The architect, who passed away this week at age 102, designed the dormitories at New College of Florida.

05/17/2019 By Megan McDonald

Star Power

Charlie Barnett, Star of Netflix’s Russian Doll, Launched His Career in Sarasota

"I’m really, really thankful to have grown up in Sarasota," he says.

05/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

I Like Bikes

Meet the Man Responsible for Those Decorated Bikes All Over Downtown

Dr. Nik is a celebration of life on two wheels.

05/02/2019 By Isaac Eger

What I've Learned

Love of Rock Music Launched David McGough's Starry Career

McGough, 60, has a new book, "Fame," that features his photographs and stories of Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Trump, Michael Jackson and scores of other celebrities.

04/30/2019 By David Hackett

Appointments

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces Appointment of New Executive Director

Marcy Miller will be responsible for overseeing Artist Series' administration, programs, policies and strategic planning.

04/30/2019 By Staff

Posy Power

Meet Floral Manager Jerry Bonvissuto—and Learn How to Arrange Flowers Like a Pro

Bradenton snowbird Bonvissuto is a volunteer in the fall and winter and a full-time floral arranger for a couple with a 35,000-square-foot, 300-acre grand estate in the spring and summer.

04/29/2019 By Ilene Denton

Appointments

Cancer Research Nurse Named to Prestigious Professorship

Cecile Lengacher, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FAPOS, has been named to the Lyle and Beatrice Thompson Nursing Professorship in Oncology.

04/29/2019 Photography by Staff

Awards

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Instructor Wins Women in Leadership Award

The award recognizes USF faculty whose research and creative efforts focus on women, women’s issues and women’s initiatives.

04/23/2019 By Staff

Awards

Visit Sarasota's Enriqueta Balandra Selected for Destinations International Foundation's ‘30 Under 30’ Program

Balandra will receive networking opportunities and professional development throughout the year.

04/18/2019 By Staff

Awards

Kathryn Graber Named 2019 James Wischer 'Child Advocate of the Year' by Manatee Children's Services

Graber has had a long career in child advocacy.

04/10/2019 By Staff

Education

Manatee Educator Named Florida Assistant Principal of the Year

Bernadette Pletcher is assistant principal at Palmetto's Tillman Elementary; she helped guide the school from an F grade to a B grade.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Veronica Brady Named Director of Advancement for Bay Park Conservancy

Brady will help accelerate fundraising for Bay Park and lead private philanthropic giving.

04/04/2019 By Staff

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Returns to Havana

Sixty years after fleeing Havana during the Cuban Revolution, our humor columnist returns for the first time to the changed island nation.

04/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

What I've Learned

Retired General and Venice Resident Gerald E. McIlmoyle Played a Major Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

"I’ll never forget President Kennedy telling me eyeball to eyeball, ‘I’ll never be able to thank you enough for bringing back those pictures and allowing me to peacefully settle this crisis.’"

04/01/2019 By David Hackett

BUSINESS OF FASHION

Fashion Mega-Influencer Blair Eadie Has Made Sarasota Her Second Home

Eadie, who has more than 1 million followers on Instagram and just launched a collection with Nordstrom, shares the secrets to her success, the trends she’s most looking forward to for spring, and why she loves Sarasota.

03/14/2019 By Megan McDonald

International Women's Day

Nine Extraordinary Women Who Are Transforming Sarasota-Manatee

These trailblazers have big dreams and fresh ideas.

03/08/2019