War in Ukraine

These Pictures Tell the Story of the Ongoing Russian Attack on Ukraine

Bradenton photographer Allan Mestel recently traveled to the war-torn country to share the stories of civilians whose "lives are on hold," he says.

07/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Historic Home Run

A New Mural in the Rosemary District Honors Baseball Icon Buck O'Neil

A new, larger-than-life mural of baseball icon John "Buck" O'Neil is the first of a series that will memorialize local Black trailblazers.

07/19/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sarasota Dreamin'

Sarasota Ranked as the Second Most Popular City to Move to in the U.S.

That's according to a new report issued by Coldwell Banker.

07/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

cash flow

How to Turn Your Short-Term Vacation Rental into a Haven for Your Guests

Sarasota's Kim Cressell is turning her 20-year side gig into a full-fledged how-to business. Here are her tips for how to maximize your rental income.

07/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Public works

Sweet Sparkman Architecture Unveils Six New Projects We'll All Be Using

From Palmetto to Venice and beyond, check out the Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors' public projects in the region.

07/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Fore!

A Mansion in the Sky With Its Own Putting Green Hits the Market

Take a peek inside the only penthouse at the Epoch, currently listed for $16.5 million.

07/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Nowhere to Go

Inside Sarasota's Affordable Housing Crisis

In Sarasota, rent increases are exceeding wage increases—and local agencies have seen a 25 percent increase in the number of people seeking homelessness services.

07/11/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Big Plans

Sarasota Activist Shannon Fortner Wants to Build an Arts Center Focused on LGBTQ+ Voices

Fortner hopes to create an arts and mental health hub where queer and trans voices can shine and thrive.

07/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

We All Live in a Yellow Submarine

This Sarasota Duo Is Killing Invasive Lionfish in a Tiny Yellow Submarine

Scott Gonnello and Scott Cassell are finding new ways to rid the waters of the invasive species wreaking havoc on coral reefs.

07/07/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Raw Walls

Check Out The First Completely Cast-in-Place Concrete Home in Sarasota

This house's concrete walls were all poured and cast on-site. Here's how local architect Damien Blumetti turned it into a home.

07/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Old and Improved

Inside Three Lovingly Restored Historic Homes

Some homeowners are choosing to preserve older Florida homes that tell a story—even when it would financially behoove them to tear them down.

07/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Bartenders Anonymous

Bartenders Are Begging You to Avoid These Amateur Drink-Ordering Moves

We asked several unnamed drink makers to reveal what they wish they could tell customers, but can’t.

07/01/2022 Photography by Kim Doleatto

Cheers!

Sarasota's Best Bars

Whether you’re looking for a toes-in-the-sand tiki hut, a secretive speakeasy or a big boisterous beer garden, Sarasota has the bar for you.

07/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker, Lauren Jackson, Allison Forsyth, and Kim Doleatto

O Canada

How to Celebrate Canada Day in Sarasota

Kick off the long holiday weekend by celebrating Canada's 155 birthday on Friday.

06/30/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Growth Spurt

A New Mixed-Use Project Is Headed to the Rosemary District

Scheduled for completion in 2024, Villa Ballada will have 22 residences above a ground floor of commercial spaces.

06/29/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Green Living Toolkit

How to Go Solar in the Sunshine State

Thanks to local industry experts, generating your own electricity is easy.

06/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

lavish build

Peek Inside the Most Expensive Home in Sarasota County Right Now

With a price tag of $25 million, this waterfront home just north of downtown is the most costly listing yet.

06/24/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Shine bright

Lakewood Ranch, Wellen Park Among 'Top 100 Planned Communities'

Based on outdoor recreation, climate and amenities, Ideal LIVING highlighted Lakewood Ranch and Wellen Park in its latest annual list.

06/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Temp check

Home Inventory Is Up Again, and So Are Home Prices

Median single-family home prices in Sarasota increased by 21.6 percent year over year to $495,000. In Manatee they increased year-over-year by 37.5 percent to $550,000. 

06/22/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Top dog

Sarasota Firm Named Florida Builder of the Year

Nautilus Homes was named Florida Builder of the Year by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.

06/21/2022 By Kim Doleatto