Hunger

Unprecedented Food Insecurity Persists in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

All Faiths Food Bank and Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee cite Covid, supply chain interruptions and the rising cost of housing as challenges.

12/17/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Miracles do happen

Musiq Soulchild Is Headlining a Free Family Event in Sarasota This Saturday

The Grammy-nominated R&B artist will headline an all-day event outside the Robert L. Taylor Community Center.

12/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

sold

Sale of This Triple Parcel on Siesta Key Sets a New Record

The Gulf-front estate fetched $14 million, making it the highest-priced residential sale on Siesta Key.

12/15/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

For Sale: A Custom Downtown Condo With a View

A residence in the recently built, 18-story Epoch overlooking Sarasota Bay is on the market for just under $10 million.

12/15/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The giving season

Christmas Gift Drive Organizers Say It Can Be a Struggle to Serve Teens

It may be more fun to buy a shiny toy fire engine than earbuds, but Christmas gifts are important for older children, as well.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

On Island Time

How to Visit Longbeach Village

Where to eat and what to do.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Party's Over

What Happened to the Longboat Key Peacocks?

Only 10 to 12 males remain

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Home Tour

An Original Longboat Key Cottage Modernizes and Holds Onto Its History

Take a peek inside this respectful redo.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Long Live Longbeach

Historic Longbeach Is a Sweet Reminder of Vanishing Old Florida

This is what coastal Southwest Florida looked like before master-planned communities, Gulf-front condos and growth took hold.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Celebrity access

Guess What? We Now Have a Royce Gracie Day in Sarasota.

Mayor Erik Arroyo gave mixed martial arts superstar Royce Gracie the key to the City of Sarasota and named a day after him.

12/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Trend Report

Here Are the Latest Kitchen Trends, According to Local Pros

So long, open shelving; hello, automated everything.

12/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

An 18-Story Luxury Condo Project is Coming to the Bayfront

It's headed for the 1.6-acre parcel on the corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail.

12/08/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Building Up

High Rise Development Slated for Former Gulf Beach Resort Motel Site Can Go Higher, Commissioners Say

The almost 4-acre beachfront parcel was rezoned to allow for greater height and more units.

12/07/2021 By Kim Doleatto

park politics

Developer's Hopes to Build a Food Court on Downtown Park Property on Hold

Several residents spoke out against the plan at a Sarasota City Commission meeting on Monday.

12/07/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Trend Report

Make a Statement With a Stylish Cement Firepit

If you’ve ever coveted the sleek concrete firepits at modern luxury hotels and restaurants, you’re in luck.

12/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Landmark 'Zigzag House' Hits the Market

The home in Lido Shores, designed by Tollyn Twitchell, is an emblem of the Sarasota School of Architecture. You can buy it for $3 million.

12/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

resident roar

Siesta Key Resident Takes Legal Action Against Sarasota County

Lourdes Ramirez is challenging the county's decision to vote in favor of a hotel project that lifts the cap on density limitations outlined in the comprehensive plan.

12/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

Sarasota County Saw Record-Breaking Home Prices in October

A seller's market shows no signs of slowing based on the latest numbers.

11/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Sneak Preview

New Luxury Condos Slated for Golden Gate Point

Here's a sneak peek at the nine-story condo building SIX88, scheduled to break ground on Golden Gate Point during the spring of next year.

11/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto

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