Fair Play

The Sarasota County Fair Was the Impromptu Locals' Reunion I Didn't Know I Needed

A petting zoo, funnel cakes and spinning rides provide a welcome return to normalcy.

03/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

This Party's Lit

Glowing Furniture Makes for the Ultimate Party Upgrade

Florida Furniture Rental lets you rent LED-lit benches, chairs and dance floors.

03/18/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Pampered Pooch

Sarasota Has a New Ice Cream Truck—for Dogs

The JB's Doggie Delite truck serves up ice cream that's safe for dogs and their human family.

03/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

migration education

How to Close Up Your Sarasota Home for the Summer

Free classes and tips on what to consider before leaving Sarasota during the summer months.

03/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Exit Interview

Home Builder Josh Wynne Doesn't Hold Back About Why He's Leaving Sarasota

Following a successful career in custom home building, Josh Wynne is leaving his hometown.

03/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

More Condos

A New Condo Project Is Headed to Fruitville Road in Downtown Sarasota

It will be at least five stories high and house roughly 25 high-end residences.

03/10/2022 Photography by Kim Doleatto

Quick fire sales

Check Out the $11.5 Million Lido Shores Home That Sold in 11 Days—in Cash

This palatial home—designed by Clifford Scholz and built by Perrone Construction, with interior design by Adrienne Vittadini—sold in just 11 days.

03/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

No Changes

No Changes for How Sarasota County Commissioners Are Elected, Public Schools Funded

The results are in: Sarasota County supports single-member district voting and maintaining the current school funding model.

03/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Q & A

A Local Ukrainian Shares Her Thoughts on The Russian Invasion

Halyna Kovalyshin, originally from western Ukraine, says she's happy to see Ukrainians unite.

03/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Wood You?

Brush & Board is Coming to Lakewood Ranch

The woodworking studio is the first of its kind in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

03/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Solidarity

The Ringling Bridge Will Light Up in Yellow and Blue in Support of Ukraine This Week

For seven nights, the bridge will be lit in the colors of the Ukraine flag.

03/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Main Game

A New Townhome Project is Headed to Main Street

The two to four-bedroom residences range from $1 million to $1.5 million and will be move-in ready in 2023.

03/03/2022 By Kim Doleatto

rough rent

The Median Rent in Sarasota County Right Now Is $2,249. That's Higher Than in Miami-Dade County.

According to a recent report, the price to rent in both counties is still trending upward, beating Miami prices.

03/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Be Our Guest

Peek Inside Three Dreamy Local Guesthouses

These three guesthouses, each with different interior design styles, offer luxurious touches inside and lush green spaces outside.

03/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

International Conflict

Local Ukrainians Share Their Opinions on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

A community rally and concert this weekend in North Port aim to promote solidarity and raise funds.

02/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Do the Robot

Sarasota Students Win Robotics State Championship

The students from polytechnic Sarasota high are now headed to the world championship in Texas.

02/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto

High-Rise Haven

A Look Inside En Pointe, a New Condo Project Coming to Golden Gate Point

En Pointe will be a five-story condo with four residences in downtown Sarasota. Prices start at $2.65 million.

02/24/2022 By Kim Doleatto

world-class multitasker

Local 'Joggler' Barak Hirschowitz Is Training to Compete in the Chicago Marathon

Barak Hirschowitz juggles is training to run and juggle in the 2022 Chicago Marathon, and so is his 76-year-old father, Jack.

02/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Top Listing

Inside the Most Expensive Residential Listing in Manatee—Which Just Sold for $16 Million Cash

This Gulf-front home on Anna Maria Island sold for $16 million, making it the priciest home sale in the area's history.

02/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Take Two

It's 'Twosday'—But What Exactly Does That Mean?

Do all those twos portend the end of the world—or a new beginning? Or do they just look cool on the calendar?

02/22/2022 By Kim Doleatto