Treasure Hunter

Jan Holman’s Sea Hagg Sells Nautical Salvage From Times Gone By

“Everything has a story and there’s much magic in what I do,” Holman says. “It almost feels like this place has a life of its own.”

12/03/2018 By Susan Burns

Construction

New Cortez Development to Be 'Carbon-Free'

Los Angeles' Sonnen is partnering with Sarasota's Pearl Homes to build a network of homes in Cortez that will be carbon-neutral.

11/16/2018 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: The Ultimate Waterfront Cottage

This little home has been beautifully—and expensively—remodeled.

11/16/2018 By Robert Plunket

Going Naked

This Cortez Resident Lives Without Air Conditioning. Yes, Really.

"We do fine," she says.

06/27/2018 By Pam Daniel

Tourism

New 'Passport' Created to Boost Cortez Businesses and Nonprofits

The Florida Maritime Museum and nearby merchants will soon offer a "Cortez Passport" intended to encourage visitors to explore the area.

05/11/2018 By Staff

History

The Cottages of Cortez

Surrounded by modern Florida, these quaint, handmade homes endure.

07/26/2017 By Robert Plunket

Super Smoker

10 Bucks or Less: Sea Smoke

A newish Cortez shop smokes its own fish and bacon, makes head cheese from scratch and serves up dope lunch grub.

07/24/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Seafood Shack's Rum Punch

This week: a tropical standard at an iconic Cortez spot.

10/26/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Tourism

New Adventure Rental Center Coming to Cortez

On Thursday, Sept. 15, Adventure Away will launch AMI Adventure and Rentals Center in the historic Cortez fishing village.

08/18/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Manatee Planning Commission OKs Cortez Development

The Manatee County Planning Commission last week voted in favor of a mixed-use project with 1,950 residential units, 90,000 square feet of commercial space, storage space for 200 boats and a boat ramp and marina basin.

07/18/2016 Research by staff

Article

Seafood Shack Hosts Coastal Collaboration Dinner on Sept. 2

The dinner will feature a four-course meal by Manatee County chefs and a reading and Q&A, moderated by Sarasota Magazine web editor Megan McDonald, with author Vanessa LaFaye on the 80th anniversary of the Labor Day hurricane of 1935.

08/25/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

F.I.S.H.BoatWorks Aims to Save Wooden Boats

A Cortez group of wooden boat restorers takes on its biggest project yet.

04/01/2015 By Bobbilynn Hollifield

Article

Cortez's Karen Bell Ships Local Seafood All Over the World

Restaurateur and supplier Karen Bell of Cortez Village is a seafood star.

01/29/2015 By Hannah Wallace

Article

Home of the Month: A Waterfront Beauty in Historic Cortez

Go inside a 4,100-square-foot Cortez home that's currently on the market.

01/31/2014 By Bob Plunket

Article

The Hottest Swimwear for Summer

Picture-perfect beachwear in a wish-you-were-here fishing village.

07/01/2013 Photography by Mark Farmwald

Article

Exactly What To Do in Sarasota This Summer

We've scouted out some great things to eat, see and do while the snowbirds are gone and the Sarasota is ours.

06/27/2013 By Cooper Levey-Baker