Interior Design Awards

See the Best Living/Great Room Entries in Our 2017 Interior Design Awards Contest

Winning looks from area design professionals.

12/14/2017 By Ilene Denton

This Old House

The Ringling Museum Plans Improvements to John and Mable’s Ca d’Zan

A new roof and restoration of the historic reflecting pool are among the upgrades.

12/14/2017 By Ilene Denton


Renovation Begins on Nokomis Shopping Plaza

J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. last month began the renovation of the exterior facade of Palm Square Plaza.

12/13/2017 By staff

New hires

Architecture Firm Hires Five

Alysha Townsend, Gary Christensen, Pamela Winkle, Shannon Barrier and Allison Angle recently joined Fawley Bryant Architecture.

12/13/2017 By staff

New hires

Michael Saunders & Company Adds Four Agents

The real estate firm has added staff to its Venice, Longboat Key and Siesta Key offices.

12/13/2017 By staff


State Wants Input on Affordable Housing

Florida's Affordable Housing Workgroup is asking for public input on what the state can do to address affordable housing needs.

12/12/2017 By staff

Real Estate

The Best Places to Live in South Sarasota County

Whether your passion is boating, golf or beachfront bliss, there’s a spot for you.

12/12/2017 By Ilene Denton


Developer Breaks Ground on 16-Unit Downtown Project

Sarasota's Seaward Development recently broke ground on its new 7 One One Palm project.

12/11/2017 By staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Aquadisia, a Beachfront "Bargain" on Siesta Key

Aquadisia, a 3.76 acre estate in the Sanderling Club on Siesta Key, is back on the market for $15.5 million.

12/08/2017 By Robert Plunket

Real estate

New Agent Joins Michael Saunders South County Office

Michael Saunders & Company's Plantation and West Villages office recently hired Kristen Wheat.

12/07/2017 By staff


American Homelessness Up

The number of Americans who are homeless has increased for the first time in seven years.

12/07/2017 By staff


Humane Society Plots Shelter Expansion

The Humane Society of Sarasota County recently began working with J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. and Leader Design Studio.

12/07/2017 By staff


Construction Company Completes Airport Tower

The tower is anticipated to be operational by next summer.

12/05/2017 By staff

New hires

Real Estate Office Adds Agent with 20 Years of Experience

RE/MAX Alliance Group recently hired realtor Kathryn Cooper.

12/05/2017 By staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Villa de Sogno on Longboat Key

This time with a $2 million price cut.

12/01/2017 By Robert Plunket

Holiday Cheer

White House Decorator Coleen Christian Burke Will Speak at Selby Gardens Next Week

Coleen Christian Burke shares behind-the-scenes stories of all the "blood, sweat and glitter" involved in decorating the White House for the holidays.

12/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Real estate

Sarasota Agent Earns Realtor Institute Designation

Beth Wietrzykowski, a realtor in the Main Street office of Michael Saunders & Company, recently earned her Graduate, Realtor Institute designation.

12/01/2017 By staff

Dear Real Estate Junkie

Questions About Buying a Sarasota Home? Our Real Estate Blogger's Got Answers

Home-obsessed Robert Plunket answers your questions about finding the home that's right for you.

11/30/2017 By Robert Plunket


Sarasota Office Suite Sold for $175,000

SAP Sons, Inc., recently purchased a 1,170-square-foot space in a Stickney Point Road office building.

11/30/2017 By staff

Island Time

Your Guide to Sarasota's Barrier Islands

The island life is close and all around.

11/29/2017 By Su Byron