Five O'Clock Somewhere

Corporate Ladder Brewing Is Crushing the Sour Beer Game

An award-winning Palmetto brewery is knocking out outrageously flavorful beers.

06/14/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Nature Lover

Rattlesnake Key Slated to Become a State Park

The Manatee County island, just south of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Terra Ceia Bay, is a slice of undeveloped Old Florida.

06/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sweet Relief

The Scorching Rental Market May Be Cooling

Sarasota County rent rates have dipped for the past three months—not by much, but it's a start.

06/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Adopt Don't Shop

Manatee County to Hold Sixth Annual Large-Scale Adoption Event

Adopt-A-Palooza will feature more than 100 adoptable puppies, dogs, cats and kittens from local shelters and animal rescues.

05/06/2022 By Staff

Welcome To Our World

Get a Sneak Peak at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County's New Art Exhibit

Vist Sarasota's Ringling Community Gallery to view the student-captured photos.

05/05/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Education

Manatee Schools Announces Administrative Changes

The new positions are scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2022.

05/03/2022 By Staff

Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Have Dipped for Two Months in a Row. Will The Trend Last?

It's the first time they've halted their steady incline in roughly two years, according to a recent report. Will this trend last?

05/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Grants

Rocky Bluff Library in Ellenton Receives Major Grant

The $125,000 in funding will be used for facility repairs and improvements.

04/20/2022 By Staff

rough rent

The Median Rent in Sarasota County Right Now Is $2,249. That's Higher Than in Miami-Dade County.

According to a recent report, the price to rent in both counties is still trending upward, beating Miami prices.

03/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Top Listing

Inside the Most Expensive Residential Listing in Manatee—Which Just Sold for $16 Million Cash

This Gulf-front home on Anna Maria Island sold for $16 million, making it the priciest home sale in the area's history.

02/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Awards

Manatee County Names Educator, Support Employee of the Year

Deelah Jackson is a fourth-grade teacher at Samoset Elementary and Kari Keech-Babcock is guidance secretary at Lakewood Ranch High School.

02/21/2022 By Staff

For Sale

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

The palm tree business and the owner's home sit on almost 40 acres of land next to Robinson Preserve.

02/10/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Education

Bishop Museum Announces Fossil Expedition for Manatee County Students

Eight students age 11 to 14 can participate in a week-long educational and paleontological expedition to the Nebraska Badlands.

02/09/2022 By Staff

On the Market

A Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home in Manatee County Is on the Market for $12.9 Million

Wood finishes gleam in this 1991 home, which was featured in "Florida Architecture" magazine.

01/27/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Education

School District of Manatee County Base Salaries to Increase

The Manatee County school board is scheduled to vote on approval of the ratified agreement at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

01/26/2022 By Staff

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Permanently Protects 14.38 Acres in Manatee County

The newly protected land is located between Braden River Park and the Honi Hanta Girl Scout Camp.

01/18/2022 Photography by Staff

Real Estate

Sarasota and Manatee Counties See Record-High Home Prices—Again

The latest data shows short inventory, high demand and more cash deals.

12/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Conservation

Jelks Family Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The funding will be used for conservation of priority land in Manatee County.

12/14/2021 By Staff

Education

Manatee Education Foundation Awards Teacher Grants

In total, $125,000 in funding was awarded.

11/30/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Sarasota County Saw Record-Breaking Home Prices in October

A seller's market shows no signs of slowing based on the latest numbers.

11/30/2021 By Kim Doleatto