Cool Off at These Seven Fantastic Splash Parks

It’s hot, the days are long and the kids are out of school. We’ve got seven great places to let off steam.

05/30/2023 Edited by Susan Burns


The Historic Mira Mar Plaza Has Been Sold

Sarasota's Seaward Development recently bought the downtown property for $17.3 million.

05/25/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Affordable Housing

Manatee County Employers Are Banding Together to Build Affordable Housing for Employees

Eagle Rock of Manatee is poised to offer employees of participating employers below-market rental rates.

05/25/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Next-Gen Design

Architect Steffani Drass Designs Homes With Modern Warmth

Drass is among the few women who is a lead architect and founder of her own firm in Sarasota.

05/24/2023 By Kim Doleatto

More Wellen

A New, Multi-Generational Neighborhood Is Headed to Wellen Park

Lakespur will include homes that focus on flexible spaces, activities for all ages, proximity to schools and things to do.

05/23/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Art News

Selby Gardens' Summer Exhibit Will Feature Artist John Pirman's Work

"Diving into Nature" will be on view at Selby's downtown Sarasota campus from July 22-Sept. 17.

05/18/2023 By Staff

Next-Gen Design

Meet the Power Couple Reimagining Modern Architecture

Architect Daniel Lear and realtor Victoria Lear of Lear Studio bring Sarasota School of Architecture style into today's builds.

05/18/2023 By Kim Doleatto

S Tier

Discovering Some New Favorite Wines at Forks & Corks

Our wine writer names his top picks from the huge annual wine bash.

05/17/2023 By Bob McGinn

Fast Track

Hugh Culverhouse Inducted to University of Alabama’s Inaugural 1831 Society

Plus, the finalists for the Sarasota Chamber's 2023 Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business Awards and more.

05/15/2023 By Staff

Swellin' Wellen

A New Neighborhood Is Headed to Wellen Park

Situated along a 50-acre lake, Everly will include resort-style amenities and custom homes in South Sarasota. Prices will start at $736,000.

05/12/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Mother's Day

Looking For a Book for Mom? Here Are Our Top Picks For Mother's Day

If mom's too busy to pick out a book these days, help her out so she can cozy up with one of these great reads.

05/11/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Tamiami Tales

Central Cocoanut Residents Relieved About Scrapped Carwash Plans

Tommy’s Express Car Wash withdrew a proposal for a new location in the historic Central Cocoanut neighborhood, just north of downtown Sarasota.

05/11/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Next-Gen Design

Meet Damien Blumetti, the Civic-Minded Architect Embracing Innovative Materials

When Blumetti isn't busy making concrete, wood, glass and steel feel like home, he donates his time to further the craft and legacy of architecture.

05/09/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Fast Track

Asolo Rep Names New Managing Director

Plus, Sara Curtis Robinson has been hired as vice-president of advancement at Ringling College of Art and Design.

05/08/2023 By Staff

From Such Great Heights

Obsidian Is Set to Be Downtown Sarasota's Tallest Condo Building

Take a look at what's planned for the 1260 Palm Avenue project, across from the Palm Avenue parking garage.

05/05/2023 By Kim Doleatto

World traveler

The Growing Profile of South African Wines

A recent event at Michael's Wine Cellar introduced our wine writer to a number of exciting vineyards.

05/03/2023 By Bob McGinn

Back to Black

How to Wear 'Summer Black'

The latest trend to grace the runway is a surprising take on a classic: “summer black.” Here are our tips for rocking the look.

05/02/2023 By Elizabeth Djinis

Manasota High

This Manasota Key Home Just Sold for $8 Million Cash

This all-cash waterfront home sale proves Med-Rev isn't dead.

05/02/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Best of Sarasota

The Best of Sarasota 2023: Editors' Picks

Our editors name their favorite new food, shopping, arts experiences and more.

05/01/2023 By The Editors


ALSO Youth Starts New Summer Camp for LGBTQ Youth and Allies

Kids ages 10-14 are invited to register for ALSO Youth's free summer camp and connect with others in an inclusive, fun environment.

05/01/2023 By Kim Doleatto