Sweet Relief

The Scorching Rental Market May Be Cooling

Sarasota County rent rates have dipped for the past three months—not by much, but it's a start.

06/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Ultimate Selfie

This Local Art Teacher Gifted Kids Portraits as a Graduation Gift

To show his students how much they've impacted him over the years, former Visible Men Academy art teacher Clifford McDonald gifted them with painted portraits.

06/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Free Fun for a Good Cause

'Stop the Violence' Cookout Takes Place This Weekend in the Rosemary District

After a two-year hiatus, the annual event is back to raise awareness about the effects of violence and unify the community with a day of food, music and fun.

05/31/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Eco Chic

This Eco-Friendly Siesta Key Home Doesn't Skimp on Style

Sarit Marcus, interior designer and founder of Minted Space, an eco-friendly online store, shares tips for how to create a sustainable space.

05/27/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Lakewood Ranch

Four New Tenants Are Headed to Waterside Place in Lakewood Ranch

By next year, a restaurant and bar, two clothing stores and a wine shop will be the latest additions to the town center.

05/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Cirque Chic

Circus Collector Howard Tibbals' Former Condo Is on the Market

Take a look inside the home of the greatest circus fan on Earth. He and his wife's former Longboat Key condo could be yours for just under $8 million.

05/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

You're Invited

DutchCrafters Has a New Sarasota Showroom

"You can certainly find what you found at your grandma's house, but it's not what most people buy here."

05/24/2022 By Kim Doleatto


Toronto Offers Big-City Bustle and World-Class People-Watching

An added bonus: The dollar exchange favors your USDs.

05/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

You Complete Me

Ringling Boulevard Upgrades Will Make the Street Safer for Cyclists

Sections of the road will soon become what is known as a “complete street.”

05/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Market turn

Finally, More Single-Family Homes Are Available in Sarasota-Manatee

It's the first year-over-year increase for the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton metro area in three years.

05/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

For sale

Inside a St. Armands Home That's on the Market for Almost $12 Million

“I’m into woodworking and the details,” the seller, a former home builder, says.

05/18/2022 By Kim Doleatto


City Approves Affordable Housing Measures, But Scraps Changes to Building Height Rules

If implemented, the changes could add an estimated 2,000-3,000 more affordable housing units to the city.

05/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto


'Laughing With Lemurs' Offers an Unforgettable and Hilarious Experience

Beth Bongar, a certified laughter wellness coach, leads the one-hour session with the help of three lemurs at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota.

05/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Green Living Toolkit

How to Reduce Your Use of Single-Use Plastics

Two local experts share why we should keep non-recyclable, single-use plastics out of the environment, and easy tips on how to make it happen today.

05/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Penthouse Grab

Michael's On East Founder Michael Klauber Is Selling His Downtown Penthouse

Klauber and his wife Terri have listed their condo for $3.2 million.

05/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

for sale

Former Cadbury CEO Says Sweet Good-bye to Casey Key Home

The residence is the most expensive listing on Casey Key and was built and owned by Todd Stitzer, Cadbury's former CEO, and his wife, Marenda.

05/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Old School Appeal

Check Out the Winners of the 2022 Heritage Awards

The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation recognized four outstanding preservation projects in Sarasota County last weekend.

05/05/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Modern Warmth

Earthy Touches Meet Cool Style in Guy Peterson’s Latest Siesta Key Home

Homeowners Julie and Chuck Floyd bought the property as an empty lot in 2013 for $1.9 million and waited until 2019 to build. Here's a peek inside.

05/05/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Have Dipped for Two Months in a Row. Will The Trend Last?

It's the first time they've halted their steady incline in roughly two years, according to a recent report.

05/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Hello, Spring

Grillsmith Restaurant Offers Up Comfort Food and International Dishes with a Twist

Check out the colorful spring-inspired seasonal cocktails and a special week-long Mother's Day menu the whole family will love.

04/29/2022 By Kim Doleatto