Art Show

Upcoming Art Show in Rosemary District Celebrates Local Women's Art

"It shows how hard we've worked through these difficult times and what we can contribute regardless,” MARA Art Studio + Gallery owner Mara Torres González says.

07/06/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Are Skyrocketing Again

Since March of last year, monthly rents increased by 13 percent in Sarasota County and 19 percent in Manatee County.

07/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Staycation Days

Airbnb 'Experiences' Offer Less Traditional Vacation Activities

Check out these Sarasota locals who host experiences anyone can book online, tourist or not.

06/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Beep Beep, Scoot Scoot

Sarasota Held Its First Vespa Parade This Weekend

On Sunday, the Sarasota chapter of the Vespa of America club joined other cities nationwide to celebrate the iconic scooters. It was adorable.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Heat Reprieve

These Area Hotels Offer Pool Day Passes

No pool? No problem. Stay cool, meet out-of-towners and craft a staycation day this summer.

06/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Buyer Beware

Here's How to Avoid Common Sarasota Zoning Pitfalls

Amid the increase in home renovations and a fast-moving housing market, City of Sarasota zoning regulations can trip up plans.

06/25/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Restaurant news

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Opens Monday

The Sarasota location will be the company's 12th Florida restaurant.

06/25/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Art Freak

From Restaurants to Condos, This Artist Livens Up Spaces With His One-of-a-Kind Designs

Ron Genta’s paint brush turns elevators, walls, ceilings and even fiberglass finishes into works of art.

06/23/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Neighborhood Vote

South Gate Association May Sell Historic Victor Lundy House

Association members are invited to attend an information session on June 22.

06/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Home Queue

Developers Are Struggling to Keep Up With Housing Demand

Material costs, labor shortages and a high demand for housing is putting the squeeze on the building industry.

06/17/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Rising From the Ashes

The Former Githler Mansion Gets a New Life

The Sapphire Shores mansion on the bay became a burned-out shell after a fire, but a developer has plans to restore it to its former glory—and then some.

06/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

New High-Rise in the Works on East Main Street

MainView of Sarasota is a 10-story mixed-use project being planned for downtown Sarasota.

06/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

In Parrish, Affordable Prices Are a Major Selling Point

New homes for less than $300,000 in North River Ranch are making home ownership possible in an impossible seller's market.

06/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Good advice

How to Compete Against Cash Buyers in Our Fast-Moving Housing Market

In a fast and furious real estate market, how is a common home buyer supposed to compete? Judie Berger of Premier Sotheby's International Realty shares her six top tips.

06/07/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Top of the Market

This Longboat Key Beachfront Mansion Just Sold for $10.15 Million

It’s the priciest Longboat Key residential sale of the year so far.

06/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

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Celebrate Pride Month at These Fun Local Events

From Taste of Pride to parades to best-dressed-pet contests, fly your flag high at these Pride events.

06/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

County Plans to Sell Historic Vamo Drive Home to Pay for Upgrades to Nearby Park

The plan calls for the preservation of a historic two-story lodge on the property that was built in 1900.

05/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Are Skyrocketing

Increased demand for long-term rentals, coupled with shrinking inventory, is driving rent increases in the city of Sarasota.

05/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Green Boundaries

As Lumber Prices Skyrocket, Opt for a Natural Fence Instead

Lumber and construction costs are soaring. Instead of a wood fence, get your hands dirty with shrubs and plants for a natural border.

05/27/2021 By Kim Doleatto

If These Walls Could Talk

Wallpaper Is Making a Big Comeback

Fom tropical patterns to grass textures, local experts share the latest trends.

05/26/2021 By Kim Doleatto