Next-Gen Design

Meet Architect Leonardo Lunardi, Who Pivots Between Mansions and Multifamily Projects

Although he's worked alongside an original Sarasota School architect on high-end builds, he's not above designing much-needed affordable housing.

06/01/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Trees, Please

Where to Get a Free Tree for Earth Day

The benefits of trees are many—from lessening the impacts of climate change to increasing happiness.

04/20/2023 By Staff

More is More

You've Gotta See This Florida-Fabulous, Maximalist Home

Located in west Bradenton, this short-term vacation rental is all beach and flamingo vibes.

03/30/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Bayshore Bliss

This Bayshore Gardens Rehab Shows the Neighborhood in Bloom

When realtor and homeowner Stacy Brown read the call for a hip person to remodel a midcentury modern home, she raised her hand.

03/10/2023 By Kim Doleatto

For rent

A Dual Affordable Housing Project Is Headed to Bradenton

The Savoy at 301 focuses on renters 62 and over, while nearby The 301 Flats focuses on families and working people. Both are filling a gap for affordable housing.

03/06/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Juiced

Mixon Fruit Farms, an Iconic Bradenton Landmark, Is For Sale

After 84 years, the tourist attraction and beloved citrus farm's last 39 acres are on the market for $15.8 million.

02/28/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Play Ball!

Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Favorite Andrew McCutchen Is Back in the Black and Gold

McCutchen, who returns to the Pirates after several years away, is training with the team at LECOM Park in Bradenton.

02/24/2023 By Megan McDonald

Worth The Drive

In Bradenton, Oscura Offers Something for Everyone

From inspired small plates to strong coffee and live music in the evenings, Oscura is worth a visit.

02/24/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Politics

Manatee County Ditches Plan to Restore Confederate Monument—For Now

The monument in question was removed from outside the downtown Bradenton courthouse in 2017.

02/01/2023 By Isaac Eger

An Eye for Fashion

At 3rd WE + RE Create Studios, Sarasota Native Brent Yancy Is Dressing Celebrities and Athletes

"You can't do anything without fashion," Yancy says.

01/13/2023 By Jessika Ward

Turf War

Del Taco Has Opened in Bradenton and Sparked a War of Words With a Nearby Taco Bell

Del Taco is a California-based chain that serves terrific fast food tacos, burritos and more.

12/09/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Museum Day

Here Are the Local Museums Participating in the Smithsonian's 'Museum Day'

The annual event offers visitors free admission to local participating museums.

09/13/2022 By Megan McDonald

Doughnut Miss This

Five-O Donut Co. Is Opening in Bradenton This Weekend

The chain will celebrate with plenty of freebies for its loyal following—plus its new vegan doughnuts.

08/04/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Real Estate

New WSJ Report Ranks North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Metro Area No. 8 in the Nation

The Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com Emerging Housing Markets list highlights metros based on housing market data and lifestyle metrics.

07/27/2022 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

Commercial Real Estate

Sunz Insurance President Purchases Two Acres in Downtown Bradenton for $2.35 Million

The purchase is an assemblage comprised of three smaller parcels.

04/28/2022 By Staff

Real Estate

Sarasota Housing Market Ranked No. 3 in U.S. in New Wall Street Journal Report

Outdoor lifestyle and a good job market kept the Sarasota metro area near the top three of the emerging housing markets index.

04/27/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The future of recycling

Bradenton Is Ending Its Curbside Recycling Pickup Service

The new program will require residents to drop off their recyclables at recycling centers.

04/27/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Rebirth

A Home Built by Some of Bradenton's First Settlers Is Saved from the Wrecking Ball

A home built by some of the first Bradenton settlers in 1871 is saved from the wrecking ball.

04/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Earthy Art

Claire Calvino Uses Banana Paper, An Eco-Friendly Alternative, to Make Whimsical Art

Calvino owns In Love and Daisies where she sells prints on banana paper, a less polluting, wasteful and more sustainable alternative to traditional paper.

04/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth