Neighborhood Earns LEED Platinum Certification

Mirabella, a community of paired villas in Bradenton, and Synergy Building Corp. recently earned the LEED for Homes Platinum certification.

08/09/2016 Research by staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: Midcentury Modern (and Fabulous!) in Bradenton

This week: Bob Plunket takes us inside a midcentury estate on Bradenton's Riverview Boulevard.

08/03/2016 By Bob Plunket

Community Award

Mirabella Community Earns LEED Platinum Certification

Mirabella's villas earn the highest green rating.

08/01/2016 By staff


Your Top 7 Things to Do June 30-July 6

Powerboat races, fireworks and more for a busy Fourth of July weekend.

06/29/2016 By Ilene Denton


This Week's Good Deeds

More examples of local businesses giving back.

06/09/2016 Research by staff


Manatee County Mobile Device Company Expands

MTech MDM is expanding its headquarters in the Bradenton area and plans to create 46 new jobs over the next five years.

06/03/2016 Research by staff


Four New Board Members Join Realize Bradenton

Mark Boehmig, Jedd Heap, Mike Mears and Sue Revell were recently elected to three-year board positions.

05/23/2016 Research by staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: May 19-25

Blues, Brews & BBQ; Mind Games, a Pool Moon Party and more.

05/19/2016 By Ilene Denton

Bradenton Millennials

"See Me, Hear Me” Celebrates Bradenton’s Millennials

Realize Bradenton produces exhibit to support the millennial generation.

05/18/2016 By staff

The Seen

Manatee and Sarasota Chambers' 2016 "Blues on the Bay"

Chamber members enjoy the bayfront and blues.

05/18/2016 Photography by Lori Sax

Family Fun Guide

Ask a Kid: Why Do You Love Sarasota?

Young experts answer: "What's so cool about this place?"

05/10/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison

Family Fun Guide

Eight Great Sarasota Playgrounds

Looking for a great local playground for the little ones? We've got you covered.

05/10/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Bradenton Area to Be Showcased on How to Do Florida

The television series will feature the area during its season seven premiere, which will air in June.

05/05/2016 Research by staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: May 5-11

Josephine opens at Asolo Rep, Siesta Beach amateur sand sculpture contest, Pickin’ Picnic and more.

05/05/2016 By Ilene Denton

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do With Kids: Let Off Steam

Exactly where to cool off in that hot summer heat.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton


Green Building Council Leads Tour of LEED Platinum Community

The U.S. Green Building Council's Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will present a tour of the 55-plus community of Mirabella on Saturday, May 7.

04/26/2016 Research by staff

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 7 Things to Do: April 7-13

Selby Gardens Music Series, Jazz in the Ballpark, graffiti art battle and more.

04/07/2016 By Ilene Denton

Affordable Housing

City Council Approves Extension for 80-Unit Bradenton Project

The proposed "multi-family live work" project would be located between 14th Street W. and 13th Street W.

04/01/2016 Research by staff

Real Estate Junkie

A 1925 Wares Creek Home Gets a Makeover

Bob Plunket gives us a tour of a 1920s home Bradenton's Wares Creek neighborhood that just happens to be for sale.

03/16/2016 By Robert Plunket

Biz Bites

Drago's Brings Cuban Flavors to Downtown Bradenton

Drago's is a great place to grab a quick cup of coffee or sit down with a killer hot-pressed Cuban.

03/14/2016 By Hannah Wallace