Public works

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

A racquet center and an aquatic center are among the projects Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors designed.

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 healthy job market are some factors that placed the Sarasota metro area among the top three on the list of the emerging housing markets index.

04/27/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The future of recycling

Bradenton Is Ending Its Curbside Recycling Pickup Service

Will other local governments follow suit?

04/27/2022 By Chloé Cuyler


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

The Tole Fogarty House was built in 1871. It's now getting a second chance at life.

04/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Earthy Art

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

The tree's fibers make paper that's less polluting, wasteful and saves the chopping down of hundreds of trees per year.

04/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth


Urbanist Richard Florida to Present in Bradenton on April 27

Florida will discuss our economic future and his thoughts on where cities are headed post-pandemic.

04/07/2022 By Staff

Stress Relief

An Art Therapist Shares Five Stress-Relief Exercises You Can Try At Home

Amanda Shaw, owner of Bradenton's Create Flow Heal, hosts individual and group art therapy sessions for anyone looking to get creative and relieve stress.

03/22/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Thrill of the Hunt

Score Fun Vintage Finds at This Monthly Market in Downtown Bradenton

Score vintage pieces and handmade decor at this outdoor market hosted on 15th Street.

03/21/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Taste the Rainbow

A New Bradenton Shop Specializes in Nutritious, Brightly Colored Drinks

Bayshore Nutrition's beverages are made with ingredients free from processed sugars and chemicals.

03/14/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Here to stay

The Manatee Pride Festival Is Back

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, the Manatee Pride Festival returns this Saturday, March 5.

03/02/2022 By Samantha Lane

Manatee Strong

Watch Big Guys and Gals Get Physical at the World’s Strongest Manatee Competition

The annual strongman competition takes place March 20 at Crossfit Havoc in Bradenton.

03/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Consider the Moose

The Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge Is the Largest in the World

Moose Lodge 2188, as it is known, occupies a bright-blue, two-story building in Bradenton Beach with dedicated beachfront parking. Sign us up!

03/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

For Sale

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

Located right next door to Robinson Preserve, the land overlooks Tampa Bay and comes with a three-story, four-bedroom home built in the mid-1990s that takes advantage of those prime views.

02/10/2022 By Kim Doleatto


Bradenton Area EDC 33rd Annual Hob Nob Bar-B-Que Set for March 9

The popular business networking event features grill teams crewed by local businesses and restaurants.

02/08/2022 By Staff

Real Estate

Sarasota Housing Market Ranked No. 2 in New Wall Street Journal Report

Lifestyle and options to remote work remotely are a major driver behind the influx of new residents.

01/27/2022 By Staff

Hot Dog(e)

A Bradenton Hot Dog Joint Is Now Accepting Dog-Themed Cryptocurrency

Willy-Yums Hotdogs and more can now take payment in—what else?—Dogecoin.

01/20/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

With everything from fine dining palaces to low-key burger shacks, Anna Maria Island provides plenty of options for great food.

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bug Business

A Local Teenager Turns His Love of Creepy Creatures Into a Moneymaker

Andrew Pugliese's menagerie includes eight tarantulas, five scorpions and one Madagascar hissing cockroach.

01/03/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Real Estate

Lincoln Village Holds Grand Opening

Lincoln Village is the redeveloped site of the former Love Apartments in Bradenton.

12/03/2021 By Staff