Winning Sunset

A Photo of the Venice Pier Recently Won a Global Online Contest

For one month, Liesl Walsh's picture is on display on a billboard on I-4 between Orlando and Lakeland.

11/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

For Sale

Tour a Luxe Longboat Key Home on the Market for Nearly $10.9 Million

The realtor representing the seller is hosting an open house this Sunday, Nov. 28.

11/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Wise Eyes

Meet the Laughing Buddha of Cocoanut Avenue

A homeowner in the historic neighborhood just north of downtown Sarasota installed a joyful Buddha to watch over nearby Pioneer Park.

11/23/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Going Up

Median Rents in Sarasota County Surpass $2,000 a Month for the First Time

According to a national monthly report on rental markets, based on October data, median overall monthly rents are now $2,051.

11/19/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Building Up

Here's a Look at What Could Be Coming to St. Armands Circle

A rundown of the proposals for the Fillmore parking lot site that City of Sarasota commissioners received this week.

11/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Be our guest

Looking for a Restaurant to Eat at on Thanksgiving Day? Here Are Six Satisfying Options.

But call to make a reservation soon, because they're filling up fast.

11/17/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Recipes

This Vegan Chili Is Perfect for Thanksgiving

Coriander, cumin and garlic tie together this bean-based chili from Leaf & Lentil.

11/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Politics

Sarasota Delays Discussion of New Home Sharing Rules Until Next Year

If eventually approved, a home sharing ordinance may allow for rentals shorter than seven days within city limits, as long as a homeowner is present.

11/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Tourism

It Was an Unprecedented Year for Sarasota County Bed Tax Revenue

The 2021 fiscal year saw more than $30 million collected from short-term vacation rentals.

11/12/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Siesta Key

Siesta Key Star's Home Hits the Market

Sam Logan—former boyfriend of star Juliette Porter—is listing his Siesta Key home for just under $6.8 million...or 112 Bitcoin.

11/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Picture Perfect

Expert Advice for How to Hang Art

Zach Gilliland helps art lovers get the big picture on how to hang.

11/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Coming up

Sneak Peek: A New Mixed-Use Project in the Rosemary District

The project, Zahrada II, includes 18 residences and four retail spaces, and is slated to break ground in January.

11/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Sarasota's Luxury Real Estate Market Is Booming

In a recent wealth and luxury real estate report, Sarasota was named among top three "Power Players."

11/08/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Digital Hugs

A New Facebook Page Uplifts Sarasota County Schools

The page, "We Love Our Sarasota County Schools," aims to counter negativity and celebrate the daily successes that happen at school.

11/05/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Sarasota Ranked Among Top 20 Housing Markets in the Country

It's also the fastest-growing, according to the Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com report.

11/04/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Siesta Key Hotels

Another Siesta Key Hotel Project Moves Forward

The seven-story, 120-room hotel on Old Stickney Point Road from 1-800-ASK-GARY founder Gary Kompothecras will also include a separate five-story parking garage.

11/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Tourism

Red Tide and Covid Didn’t Hurt Summer Tourism

Thanks to the great outdoors and an "open for business" atmosphere, June, July and August all saw gains over pre-pandemic numbers.

11/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Boo Bow Wow Meow

Protect Pets This Halloween With These Five Tips

A Sarasota veterinarian shares some safety tips for our fur babies.

10/29/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Siesta key hotels

Eight-Story Siesta Key Hotel Moves Forward

Sarasota County commissioners voted in favor of increasing height and density limits to accommodate the 170-room hotel project. Plus, an update on the three other proposed hotel projects.

10/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Listening to Diverse Voices

An Undocumented Immigrant on What It's Like to Live in the Shadows

From picking oranges to hanging $6,000 chandeliers, an undocumented resident shares what it's like to live and work here.

10/26/2021 By Kim Doleatto