Soul Song

Autistic Singer-Songwriter Shares Positive Message with Album Release

Jennifer Msumba self-produced and released her first album "Music Saved Me," during the Covid-19 quarantine, and will perform live on Friday, Sept. 18.

09/17/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Gallery grub

New Restaurant in the Sarasota Art Museum Opens Oct. 1

The menu at Bistro will include soups, tartines, salads, sandwiches, charcuterie and cheese platters, breads and pastries.

09/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints PGT Innovations Board Chair to Florida Building Commission

Rod Hershberger co-founded Venice-based PGT and retired as its CEO in 2017.

09/15/2020 By Staff

Affordable Housing

Wells Fargo Grants $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity Sarasota

The grant will support the renovation of a home for a family that deserves relief from poor housing conditions and the daily stress of housing instability.

09/15/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

PNC Names Regional Head of Florida for PNC Wealth Management and Hawthorn

Lisa Simington will lead PNC's personal asset management efforts.

09/15/2020 By Staff

You Are Not Alone

Covid-19 Is Fueling America’s Loneliness Epidemic

The pandemic has left millions of Americans cut off from other people, and public health experts say the consequences could be dire.

09/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Alas, Poor Yorick

New Food Truck Serves Up Comfort Food in a Downtown-Adjacent Courtyard

The name of Hamlet's Eatery might lead you to expect Danish cuisine, but the truck instead offers burgers, quesadillas and tacos.

09/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bike Squad

Mattison's Starts New Free Delivery Service

Mattison's City Grille in downtown Sarasota and Mattison's Riverwalk Grille in downtown Bradenton are now offering free delivery within two miles.

09/15/2020 By Allison Forsyth


SRQ Passenger Traffic for August at 43 Percent of 2019 Level

Passengers totaled 58,115 for August 2020, compared to 135,467 passengers in August 2019; overall, passenger traffic is down 34 percent year over year.

09/14/2020 By Staff


Visit Florida Launches In-State Tourism Marketing Campaign

Set to run through Nov. 22, the integrated campaign aims to inspire Florida pride among residents while introducing them to unique experiences available in-state.

09/11/2020 By Staff

Sea food

Duval's Now Delivers to Lido Beach

The restaurant has begun offering a number of special beach meal delivery options.

09/11/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Home Tour

Take a Look at This Huge Yacht-Inspired Home Going Up Near Lido Beach

If you've been out to Lido recently, there's no way you haven't seen this project.

09/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Glamour Shot

Sarasota's Bustling Events Scene Has Evaporated. Where Does That Leave High-End Retailers?

Rahelia Durrani, who opened her downtown boutique in April, had no idea the toll the pandemic would take on her business.

09/11/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Good Deeds

Achieva Credit Union Donates to Sarasota-Manatee Food Banks

The credit union raised $51,747 for Sarasota's All Faiths Food Bank and $37,479 for Bradenton's Salvation Army.

09/10/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

Neal Land & Neighborhoods Announces New Neighborhood at North River Ranch

Builders will release homesites for sale over phases, with home sale prices for the initial phase falling in the mid-$200s.

09/10/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

Neal Communities Breaks Sales Record in August 2020

The company made 136 sales in August, up 71 percent year-over-year and surpassing its previous all-time monthly sales record of 124 sales in March 2019.

09/09/2020 By Staff

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Rollerblading at Venetian Waterway Park

Feel the wind in your hair (and wheels) while rollerblading this 10-mile paved path in Venice.

09/09/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Real Estate

Lakewood Ranch Reports Record Sales for August

The luxury market is performing exceptionally well; many buyers have been purchasing homes sight unseen.

09/08/2020 By Staff

Good Deeds

PGT Innovations Delivers Post-Hurricane Laura Aid to Louisiana

Nine Venice-based PGT Innovations volunteers helped distribute relief supplies to more than 750 Lake Charles residents.

09/08/2020 By Staff

Game Grub

Board Game Café Encourages Family Fun Around the Dinner Table

Table Talk SRQ is a restaurant where guests of all ages can "unplug and play."

09/08/2020 By Allison Forsyth