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Photo of the Week – A Nighttime Sun

 By Taylor Meredith  Have you ever seen the sun at night? Well now you have, with this gorgeous shot of fireworks on the beach. The effect is surreal, as the sparks light up the lifeguard chair as if it were daytime. Photo by Duane Schoon.  


The Second Annual 36-Hour Giving Challenge

  Last year’s inaugural 36-Hour Giving Challenge set the bar pretty high–$1 million was raised in less than 20 minutes; at the end of the 36 hours, the total was more than $2.4 million. (Read more about that triumph in our Guide To Giving.)   So this year’s event had a lot to live up […]


Astronaut Mark Kelly Visits Sarasota

By Beau Denton For the fourth date in this year’s Town Hall series, the Ringling College Library Association welcomed Captain Mark Kelly—astronaut, retired U.S. Navy captain, prostate cancer survivor and husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was the victim of an assassination attempt in January 2011. Kelly’s life reads a like a well-written […]


What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend: March 7, 2013

This Week’s Top 5 1. Opening Saturday night, the Sarasota Opera’s American Classics series takes on John Steinbeck’s masterwork, Of Mice and Men, which was transformed into an opera in 1970 by composer Carlisle Floyd. It’s a new way of experiencing the poignant story of Depression-era farmhands George and Lennie. Bonus for Sarasota Magazine subscribers: […]


Photo of the Week: Dolphin Fins

By Taylor Meredith  These dolphins are offering us just a sneak peak by allowing their fins to surface into view, but that’s all we need in order to appreciate their beauty as they glide through the Siesta Key water under a bright moon. Photo by Jimmy Scott Jr. 


Farm to Table Dining, Redefined

By Megan McDonald When we were invited to come out to Bradenton’s King Family Farm for an event called Table to Farm: Redefining Dining, our response was an immediate “Yes!” A collaboration between the farm and Anna Maria Island event-planning biz The Loft 5, these dinners are a local answer to popular national farm-to-table dinners […]