Politics

Forum Dedicated to State, County Ballot Choices

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a discussion of the state and county amendments that will appear on the November ballot during its next meeting.

09/08/2016 Research by staff

Endless Summer

Here's Your Labor Day Weekend Eating Schedule

Bad weather notwithstanding, Chef Judi's got her plans set for a marathon long weekend of eating.

08/31/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Powerball

How to Win the Influence Game in Sarasota

We asked attorney Morgan Bentley to share his analysis of power in our city.

08/31/2016 By Morgan Bentley

Nice Rice

Our 5 Favorite Risotto Dishes

We consider risotto the ultimate comfort food. Here are 5 places to get a great plate.

08/31/2016 By Marsha Fottler

In Town

Beach Boys' Brian Wilson Comes to Sarasota on Sept. 11 in Celebration of Pet Sounds

We asked Wilson about the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds and his career.

08/31/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Chick Lit

The Existential Value of Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising chickens can change your life.

08/31/2016 By Isaac Eger

Flour Power

Bradenton's Flowers Baking Co. Produces Almost 2 Million Pounds of Bread Each Week

The bakery also goes through almost 59 million pounds of white and wheat flour each year.

08/31/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Feed

C'est La Vie and Jpan Open Second Locations Out East

Plus, news on downtown's new Lila and Boca Kitchen and Bar and the sudden glut of burgers in this town.

08/30/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Deals

Pompano Beach-Based Bank Acquires Sarasota's Insignia Bank

The Pompano Beach-based Stonegate Bank recently acquired all the operations of Sarasota's Insignia Bank in a transaction that is valued at approximately $36.5 million.

08/25/2016 Research by staff

Say Cheese

Manasota Grilled Cheese Festival Will Offer Cheesy Goodness in Palmetto

The Manasota Grilled Cheese Festival takes place this Saturday at Sutton Park in Palmetto and promises bread, cheese, sweets and more.

08/18/2016 By Megan McDonald

Film

Design Disruptors Documentary Will Premiere at Louies Modern in Sarasota

The documentary, which profiles more than 15 companies valued at over $1 trillion, showcases the transformative power of design.

08/17/2016 By Megan McDonald

Eat Your Veggies

5 Ways to Kickstart a Healthy School Year

Sarasota Memorial Hospital dietitian Amanda Kinney shares her five top tips for starting the school year off right for kids and parents.

08/11/2016 By Alaina Upman

Weekly Planner

Wine Dinners, A Cupcake-Eating Contest and More Sarasota Food Events

...including the Sarasota Beer Fest and a fundraiser for J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Cafe.

08/10/2016 By Felicity Warner

Weekly Planner

Whisky Dinners, CSA Memberships and More Sarasota Dining Events

Michael's On East hosts a 173-year-old Scotch brand, Worden Farm opens up CSA memberships and more.

08/03/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Platinum 100

Lifestyles of Sarasota's Super Rich

From a $34,000 bottle of wine to a dog's $2 million inheritance, we've got the insider details on some of Sarasota's most spectacular splurges.

08/02/2016

Platinum 100

The Platinum 100 2016: Antiques

Where to find the best trinkets and treasures around town.

07/29/2016

Education

Free Small Business Financial Education Workshop Is Aug. 16

Wells Fargo is offering a free small business financial education workshop for business owners, entrepreneurs and the general public on Aug. 16.

07/29/2016 Research by staff

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. C Considers the Art of the Nude

This month: Mr. Chatterbox gets exposed to the art of the nude in a Ringling Museum exhibition.

07/29/2016 By Bob Plunket

After Orlando

Fear and Resilience at a Sarasota Gay Bar

Patrons of Barrel 87, one of Sarasota's last remaining gay bars, come together after the tragic shooting in Orlando.

07/29/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Prehistoric Predators

What We Can All Learn From the Disney World Alligator Attack

The best way to encounter a Florida alligator, writes Robert Bowden, is at an attraction the puts a wall between you and the animal.

07/29/2016 By Robert Bowden