Local Pride

Peacocks Prance Through This Historic Sarasota Neighborhood

The birds' arresting color and unexpected location turn passersby into instant tourists as they slow down and pull out their phones for a picture.

02/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Q & A

A Local Black Lives Matter Leader Talks About the Movement's Past, Present and Future

An interview with the Sarasota Manatee Chapter leader of the Black Lives Matter Alliance

02/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

For Sale

Got $8.5 Million? You Could Own This 40-Acre Palm Tree Farm

The palm tree business and the owner's home sit on almost 40 acres of land next to Robinson Preserve.

02/10/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Development

Fillmore Parking Lot on St. Armands Will Remain Just That—For Now

Due to the requirements of a parking-garage bond that ends in 2038, City of Sarasota commissioners voted to put proposals to develop the lot on hold.

02/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Skate Clips

A Documentary About Local Olympic Skateboarder Jake Ilardi Is Coming Out This Year

Nate Ilardi is filming a documentary about his brother Jake's illustrious skateboarding career.

02/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Walking Tour

Muralists Deliver an Explosion of Public Art in the Rosemary District

Thanks to PINCfest, the downtown Sarasota neighborhood has been transformed into an outdoor museum.

02/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

If You Build It

Tiny Home Becomes a Hands-On Training Tool for Sarasota Students

Students at Suncoast Technical College in Sarasota built a tiny home on campus.

02/03/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Conversation Hearts

How to Speak Your Partner's 'Love Language' This Valentine's Day

Matchmaker Cristina Morara shares advice on perfect gift ideas for each of the five love languages.

02/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Affordable Housing

First Senior-Focused Affordable Housing Development in 50 Years Opens in Newtown

The senior-focused affordable housing project in north Sarasota replaces a subsidized housing project called Newtown Heights.

02/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Black History Month

How to Celebrate Black History Month in Sarasota

Live music, poetry, art and discussion: Check out our roster of virtual and live events happening throughout the month of February.

01/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Public Art

A Colorful Coral Reef-Inspired Sculpture May Be Heading to the Fruitville Road Roundabout

The City of Sarasota Public Art Committee unanimously recommended "Dwell" to go before city commissioners for final approval.

01/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

On the Market

A Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home in Manatee County Is on the Market for $12.9 Million

Wood finishes gleam in this 1991 home, which was featured in "Florida Architecture" magazine.

01/27/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Update

Plan to Improve Vamo Drive Park Gets the Green Light

Sarasota County leaders on Tuesday OKed a plan to upgrade the park with proceeds from the sale of one of the homes on the property.

01/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Fun House

For Sale: A Time-Capsule Home with a Bowling Alley and Go-Kart Track

Listed for $12 million, this family-friendly compound will make you the most popular kid in town.

01/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Real Estate

A Look Back at 2021's Fast and Furious Real Estate Market

The median price for single-family homes in 2021 was $395,945 in Sarasota County and $420,000 in Manatee County.

01/20/2022 By Staff

park politics

City Commission Rejects Proposal to Sell Section of Downtown Pocket Park

A New York City-based development firm had proposed turning part of Paul N. Thorpe Jr. Park into a two-story food court and bar.

01/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Rebirth

The Bath & Racquet Club Just Sold—Again

The beloved club, which requires demolition and rebuilding, went for $15 million. It previously sold for $5.5 million in 2020.

01/18/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Worth every penny

A Sarasota Man Is Selling a Life-Sized Sculpture of Watto From The Phantom Menace

Standing nearly 7 feet tall, Watto is on sale on Facebook Marketplace.

01/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Politics

Proposal to Increase Building Heights, Density on St. Armands Circle Encounters Opposition

Residents of St. Armands Circle worry that the changes will make a bad traffic problem even worse.

01/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Hats Off

Sarasota Architecture Gets a Shout Out in The New York Times' Annual Travel Feature

Our town's commitment to preserving its Sarasota School of Architecture buildings landed it on the list of "52 Places for a Changed World."

01/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto