Eastern expansion

A New Assisted Living Facility Breaks Ground in East Sarasota

It's part of Sarasota Suncoast Community Church’s growing empire.

10/20/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Through the Roof

Florida’s Property Insurance Crisis Will Likely Get Worse After Hurricane Ian

Add the homeowner’s insurance crisis to Sarasota’s affordable housing crisis, and you’ve got a situation that makes home ownership a pipe dream for many.

10/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

In the Key of Gifting

A Sarasota Grand Piano Finds a New Home in a Historic Mississippi Church

Anonymous donors gifted their mint-condition piano to the church, which hosted civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson.

10/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

🦀🦀🦀

Stone Crab Season Is Here

Miles Lewis has been crabbing for more than 60 years and monitors roughly 5,000 traps spanning Anna Maria Island to Casey Key during season, which runs through May 2.

10/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

LOL

Shamrock Pub Is Hosting Pop-Up Comedy Nights

Beyond beer and wine, the neighborhood pub is serving up laughs.

10/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Post-Ian

Anna Maria's Wildlife Inc. Has Taken in a Flood of Animals Ravaged by Hurricane Ian

The morning after the hurricane made landfall on the west coast, the center took in roughly 160 animals in need of care.

10/10/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Rollin' on the River

The Little Manatee River is One Step Closer to Being a Protected Waterway

The bill aims to designate the river as “scenic,” which would protect it from development and maintain it for future generations.

10/07/2022 Photography by Kim Doleatto

Bye bye butts

It's Official: No More Smoking at City-Owned Public Beaches and Parks

City of Sarasota commissioners voted unanimously to ban cigarette smoking in non-designated areas.

10/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

How Will Hurricane Ian Affect the Local Real Estate Market?

Four real estate experts talk natural disasters, risk factors and probable increased demand for new construction.

10/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Back to school

Sarasota County Schools Announce Post-Ian Reopening Plans

The reopening will happen in two parts, the county school board said at a press conference today.

10/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Hurricane Ian

How to Help People in Florida Affected by Hurricane Ian

Check out this list of local and national organizations mobilizing to help those who suffered most.

10/03/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The storm

Battered by Hurricane Ian, Worden Farm Will Return to the Sarasota Farmers Market Next Week

"When you have these big events, like Covid and hurricanes, it keeps you grounded to the land and to each other and that's why this is our life's work," says Eva Worden.

10/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

In Ian's Wake

Photos: More of Ian's Aftermath Around Sarasota

As Hurricane Ian moved away from Sarasota-Manatee late last night, local residents weren't sure what to expect when they opened their eyes this morning.

09/29/2022 By Megan McDonald Photography by Kim Doleatto

Hurricane Ian

Shelters Close; Ringling and North Siesta Bridge Open With Limited Access

Sarasota County has moved to a red, yellow and green-level system to inform the public about risks associated with venturing out.

09/29/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Florida

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-interest loans to cover uninsured property losses and more.

09/29/2022 By Megan McDonald

The Damage Done

Photos: The Aftermath of Hurricane Ian

News, videos and photos of the damage wrought by Hurricane Ian are being shared throughout social media

09/29/2022 By Isaac Eger

safe pets

How to Prepare Your Pets for a Hurricane Evacuation

Like humans, your pet should have a takeaway package with everything they'll need to weather the storm.

09/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

cool down

The Housing Market Is Showing a Return to 'Normalcy'

For the first time since 2021, the median percentage of single-family homes sold at or above the list price was below 100 percent. A longtime Sarasota realtor shares how that's affecting sellers.

09/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

responsible building

Sustainable Design Benefits the Planet and Your Pocketbook

Hear from local and national green building experts at this two-day environmental design conference.

09/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

You Teach Me and I'll Teach You

Sarasota Now Has a Pokémon Store

Poke Ballers Mart caters to people of all ages who are obsessed with Pokémon cards, games and shows.

09/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto