Dear Readers:

Welcome to our annual Giving Issue, without a doubt my favorite issue of the year because it highlights what I appreciate most about this incredible community we live in: our philanthropic nature. There are many things to love about the greater Charlotte Harbor area....

Dear Readers:

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso, Time Magazine, October 1976 Every year, as we work on our annual Arts issue, I think about this quote. We all grow up drawing and coloring, a box of crayons never far...

OCTOBER 2019

Just a Scratch Artist Sheryl Unwin is admittedly obsessed with scratchboard, and can’t wait to share her obsession with students. READ ONLINE The Fleeting Art of Frog McDonald The dynamic work of one local artist is unmistakable, on the street and on canvas. Catch it...

SEPTEMBER 2019

Home, Home on the Waves For boat dwellers Brad and Annette Sheffler, marina life means freedom, savings, camaraderie and more. READ ONLINE An Old Florida Experience A historic Bradenton campground and restaurant invites visitors to linger longer at Linger Lodge. READ...

Dear Readers:

As I write this in early August, it’s raining outside. Pouring. Again. I’m trying to remember the last day it didn’t rain. It’s rained every day this week, that’s for sure. My umbrella has been my constant companion because I never know when I will need it. Constant...