Real estate

Longboat Key Office Adds New Realtor

Michael Saunders & Company recently hired Cindy Fischer.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Deals

Restaurant Property Sold for Almost $1.1 Million

The parcel currently contains the Peruvian restaurant Inkawasi, but the land will be redeveloped in 2019.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Surviving Season

Nine Ways to Survive the Busy Months in Sarasota

From mastering roundabouts to dabbling in CBD, here's how to stay sane during season.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Acquires New Robot to Treat Lung Cancer Patients

The robot includes a flexible endoscope that doctors use to navigate and search delicate, distant branches of the lung.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Development Tax Collections Down

Collections were down by 12 percent in October when compared to October 2017, a drop-off likely due to red tide.

12/26/2018 By Staff

New hires

Venice Real Estate Office Adds New Agent

Jennifer Zayszly recently joined Michael Saunders & Company.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Finance

Accounting Firms Merge

Walters & Associates CPAs and Bobbitt Pittenger & Co. PA recently merged and will now operate under the name Walters & Associates, CPAs.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Deals

Building Housing Downtown Pizzeria Sold for $355,000

John Rattigan recently purchased 2,539 square feet of commercial space located at 2289 and 2291 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, from Michael and Lisa Fasanelli.

12/21/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Realtor Joins Michael Saunders Office in Venice

Michael Saunders & Company recently hired Margaret Kennedy.

12/21/2018 By Staff

Nature

New Park Opens

West Villages Florida recently opened its first public park, Blue Heron Park.

12/21/2018 By Staff

Finance

Wealth Management Firm Names New President

Allegiant Private Advisors recently promoted Benjamin Jones, who currently serves as the firm's chief investment officer, to the role of president.

12/21/2018 By Staff

Environment

Pulitzer-Winning Historian Speaks in Sarasota on Jan. 15

Jack E. Davis' book The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea examines the often-tragic history of the Gulf of Mexico.

12/21/2018 By Staff

Health

New Wellness Spa Opens

Noemi Pareja recently opened Pura Vie in the Rosemary District.

12/20/2018 By Staff

Education

Local Graduation Rates Up

The graduation rate in Sarasota County schools increased by 4.1 percentage points this year, while the rate increased by 4.3 points in Manatee County.

12/20/2018 By Staff

Politics

Palmetto Firm Hires Defense, Energy Consultants

Hartwell Capitol Consulting recently added Walt Steiner and Roman Katynski to its team.

12/20/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Florida Home Sales Up

Florida Realtors recorded 20,578 single-family home sales last month, up 3 percent from a year before.

12/20/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Furniture and Art Store Opens

Byron Schenk recently opened Curios at 821 Apricot Ave., Sarasota.

12/19/2018 By Staff

Events

Individual Tickets for Town Hall Lecture Series Now on Sale

The Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series begins on Wednesday, Jan. 16, with a talk by Shaquille O’Neal.

12/19/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Consumer Confidence Drops for Fourth Straight Month

The November reading of 95.1 represents the lowest figure for the University of Florida survey in the last 13 months.

12/19/2018 By Staff

Year in Review

Our Top 10 Food Stories of 2018

From top tacos to a local pastry chef in the national spotlight, here are our most delicious articles of the year.

12/18/2018 By Staff