Openings

A New Furniture Store is Opening in Gulf Gate

A local couple is their online thrift shop, to a brick-and-mortar storefront.

12/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Education

The Sarasota County School Board Wants Superintendent Brennan Asplen Gone

At a special meeting on Tuesday, members voted 4-1 to begin negotiations with Asplen for his resignation.

11/30/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Paddles Up

The Lido Key 'Pirate House' Is Headed to Auction

This multimillion dollar home is going to auction for one day only. The highest bidder, regardless of price, takes all.

11/29/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Trees, Please

Sarasota County's First Micro Forest Has Macro Impact

Local groups are fighting climate change by planting micro forests. You can see the first local one at the Celery Fields, where it doubles as an outdoor classroom.

11/29/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Good Deeds

Hurricane Ian Destroyed a Myakka Woman's Property. Then a Stranger Stepped in to Help.

Luc Dierens, the owner of Eco Pro Outdoor Solutions, stepped in to help a neighbor who needed tens of thousands of dollars in post-Hurricane Ian work.

11/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Get Schooled

Essential Intelligence About the Sarasota School of Architecture

Local newcomers may not be familiar with the midcentury modern movement and its significance. Here are some design takeaways to get started.

11/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Ooh la la

Roche Bobois, a Luxury Furniture Shop, Has Opened in Downtown Sarasota

The new Roche Bobois showroom is 7,000 square feet of iconic furniture pieces in a super swanky space.

11/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Crystal Crowns

Meet the Winners of the 2022 Siesta Key Crystal Classic

The annual sand sculpture competition turns the beach into an outdoor art gallery.

11/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Turkey Twist

How Immigrants Blend American Thanksgiving Dishes With Their Own Culinary Traditions

We talked to six locals who moved here from elsewhere about how they celebrate this very American holiday.

11/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Public Displays of Affection

Sarasota's Collection of Public Art Features More Than 95 Works Citywide

We have a love affair with public art, but the road to a happy marriage isn’t always smooth.

11/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Glam It Up

How to Use Color to Liven Up Any Room

Sarasota designers share their best tips.

11/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Smells Like Teen Spirit

A Huge List of Fun Things to Do and See With Teenagers

Teens can be a tough crowd, so here's a handy list to make entertaining them in Sarasota and Manatee counties a cinch.

11/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Lido Shores

Sneak Peek: Check Out This New Luxury Home in Lido Shores

The waterfront home has its own private beach, a guest house and Sarasota School of Architecture design elements.

11/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Swellin' Wellen

Wellen Park Is Adding a New Neighborhood and Kicking Off Condo Sales

A new neighborhood of single-family homes, called Antigua, as well as Veranda condominiums within the Wellen Park Golf & Country Club, have hit the market.

11/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

listening to diverse voices

New College Alumna Sofia Ali-Khan on Racism and Reconciliation

Ali-Khan will speak about her memoir, A Good Country, which grapples with the U.S. legacy of exploitation and racism across her experiences living in different U.S. cities and Canada.

11/03/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Rental Market

Local Rents Are Rising Again

Of 587 cities in a national report, Sarasota saw the second-highest growth in rent in October, while national numbers are cooling off.

11/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sandy gallery

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic Is Back

Professional and amateur artists at the 2022 international sand sculpting competition are primed to make jaws drops with these sandy creations.

11/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

New Chapter

After 25 Years in Business, Cortez's Beloved Sea Hagg Is Closing

The all-things-nautical antique shop has been sold, and residents say things won't be the same without it.

10/27/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Architecture

Architecture Sarasota Announces 2022 MOD Weekend

The ninth annual festival, which runs Nov. 10-13, celebrates "tropical modernism" and looks at how natural elements shape design then and now.

10/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Top Sale

Longboat Key's 'Water Slide House' Just Sold for $11.5 Million

The price tag includes a mega pool slide right on the beach, plus customized interiors and a seven-car garage.

10/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto