Show Love

11 Creative Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

From Galentines to furry friends, this list will help you crush Valentine's Day.

02/03/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Palm Plans

Another Luxury Condominium Tower May Be Headed to Downtown Sarasota

A local developer has submitted plans to build an 18-story luxury condo tower on North Palm Avenue. A string of existing single-story businesses would be razed.

02/01/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Old Flame

A New Program Seeks to Save Sarasota's Historic Homes and Buildings Forever

Property owners can now apply for an easement that bars demolition in perpetuity.

01/27/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Sidewalk Art

What's Up With Those Zigzag Sculptures on Cocoanut Avenue?

John Dehn, who lives in the historic Central Cocoanut neighborhood north of downtown Sarasota, is the man behind the zigzag.

01/25/2023 By Kim Doleatto

one of a kind

The Most Unique Home in Sarasota Is For Sale

It might be the most unique home in Sarasota.

01/23/2023 By Kim Doleatto

urban up

A New Mixed Use Tower Is Going to Change the Face of Main Street

SOTA Hotel & Residences will be 16 stories high and have luxury residences, hotel suites and a ground-level restaurant open to the public.

01/19/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Conservation

Sarasota County Purchased a Portion of Myakka River Lands for Conservation

Last month, the county acquired 25 acres of environmentally sensitive land along the Myakka River, to preserve in perpetuity.

01/18/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Time Machine

Stroll Through Sarasota History With an Interactive Walking Tour

Compass Rose founders Andrea Knies and Mimi Cirbusova explore the boom and bust of 1926 Sarasota and the resilience of the community during the Great Depression and World War II.

01/17/2023 By Kim Doleatto

A Perfect 10

A Fast-Paced, Fan-Favorite Special Speaker Event is Back

After a two-year hiatus, 10x10, which features 10 local presenters each with 10 slides and five minutes to speak, is back.

01/13/2023 By Kim Doleatto

color comeback

Pantone's Color of the Year Is Viva Magenta, Baby!

Is it finally time to ditch the greige trend that's dominated interiors recently? Pantone seems to think so.

01/10/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Lakewood Ranch Remains One of the Nation's Top-Selling Communities

For the fifth consecutive year, the master-planned community earned top recognition from two real estate firms.

01/10/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Unity Awards

Jennifer Fagenbaum Keeps Families at Risk of Homelessness Together

“The people we serve are hardworking and want to be successful and stable. They just don’t get paid enough to match the cost of living here.” 

01/09/2023 By Kim Doleatto

No workin'

Central Cocoanut Residents Are Fighting to Keep a Car Wash Out of Their Backyards

Tommy's Express Car Wash is proposing a new location in the historic Central Cocoanut neighborhood, just north of downtown Sarasota. But residents are pushing back.

01/06/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Q & A

New Realtor Association President Shares His Insights on the Local Market

Brian Tresidder, the incoming president of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee, answers the big question: Will the real estate market crash or hold steady in the new year?

01/05/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Rental Report

What Does the 2023 Rental Market Hold for Sarasota-Manatee?

Last year saw the local rental market cool down compared to 2021, with slower increases but prices that remain high.

01/04/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Top Sales

These Were the Top 10 Local Real Estate Sales of 2022

This year, a roaring local real estate market brought never-before-seen price points that inched the Sarasota and Manatee region toward a new level of luxury.

12/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Art for all

Will You Be The Free Little Art Gallery's Next Curator?

Sarasota's Free Little Art Gallery is closing its tiny doors on Dec. 25. Founder Judy Robertson is looking for its new home.

12/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Q & A

Local Real Estate Experts Weigh in on 2022 and Look Forward to 2023

Rising interest and insurance rates, a hurricane and more: three local realtors share what stood out about 2022.

12/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Politics

The Sarasota County School Board Votes Out Superintendent Brennan Asplen

At last night's meeting, board members voted 4-1 to move forward with a separation agreement with Asplen.

12/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Spec-Tacular

This House Will Be the Most Expensive Residential Listing in Sarasota County—Ever

The spec home will sit on a 1.3-acre waterfront property on north Siesta Key. Once built, it will be listed for $32.5 million.

12/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto