Baby it’s cold outside (at least we wish it were) — SRQ‘s December issue is filled with philanthropic stories big and small that will fill warm heart reminding us of the reason for the season.
The Gift of Wisdom: The future looks bright today for Daniel Lopez, a Lemon Bay High graduate with his eye on the sky. Studying at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, he dreams of working at Tesla building a new generation of electrically powered aircra . But the future hasn’t always been sky blue clear.
Do Good: Sarasota may be known as a destination for retirees, but local residents nonetheless work tirelessly to help underserved populations gain traction on new paths out of trying situations. Whether nancing higher education for the impoverished or o ering emotional support to those ba ling disease, area nonpro t organizations hope to empower bene ciaries with the tools to scale their personal mountains. From large scale organizations like Community Foundation of Sarasota County to one-man operations like Music Heals Us, people in need will sleep be er knowing a helping hand is ready to assist.
Where the Wild Things Get Help: Low brush edged by wide berths of trees make the park a perfect home for a big bird of prey, especially on a windy autumn day like this. But the red-tailed hawk Ed and son Devon Straight of Wildlife Inc. Education and Rehabilitation are preparing to release has yet to show any inkling of gratitude for his new home or his saviors. His talons clutching Devon’s gloved wrist, the hawk is too busy casting spiteful glares to even notice where he is. Ideally, by the time they are ready for release, all the Straight’s rescue animals should be as ready as that hawk to give humans a wide berth. Humans, a er all, present a far greater threat to wildlife than hurricanes.
SRQIST- Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown
- Touching Hearts: Edyth Bush Foundation CEO imagines a post-gala world of giving.
- Working on the Chain: West Coast Florida restaurants grow regional flavor into a national flavor.
- Flippin’ Out: Sarasota’s Ninja Warrior is back with Rad Parkour.
- Growin’ Pineapples: Community gardens grow more than fresh veggies.
- Simplicity of Life: The Selby Foundation’s new leader, Carol Butera talks Haiti, leadership and living the simple life.
- Slaw Supremacy: Sarasota Lady Arm Wrestlers bring philanthropy over the top.
CULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet
- International Explorer: Getting the global perspective at Florida Studio Theatre.
- Plastic Beach: The artists of Washed Ashore transform pollution into art at the latest exhibition from Mote Marine.
CARGO- The GoodS, Retail Therapy, Book Brand, NicNacs, Nest
- The Goods: Bold hues for your holiday muse.
- Zen and the Art of Cashmere: Classically trained and hailing from Hungary, fashion designer Andrea Mihalyffy brings an element of chic to timeless cashmere.
FORAGE- At the Table, Crumbs, Restaurants, 5 Ingredients, Pantry, Foodie Life
- Touring Latin America with Sabrosa: The answer to Shannon Lugannani’s rebrand of Word of Mouth is an eclectic mix of cuisine from the vast network of Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America.
- Cocoa and Beer for Holiday Cheer: Local breweries whip up holiday draughts while Chocolate Bark Company brings the sweetness.
- Thinking Outside the Pizza Box: Pizzerias from Bradenton to Anna Maria break the mold with crazy toppings and concepts.
- Sweet Little Lies: Betrayed by the Sugar Plum Fairy, in search of sugary solace.
RECONNOITER- Collaborative Dialogue, Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag
- Power Struggle: After Irma, FPL faces scrutiny about keeping the refrigerator going.
Grab your copy of the December issue today and embrace the spirit of giving this holiday season!
-The SRQ team
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