Rental Market

Local Rents Are Rising Again

Of 587 cities in a national report, Sarasota saw the second-highest growth in rent in October, while national numbers are cooling off.

11/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

More Ranch

A New 500-Unit Rental Community Is Headed to Lakewood Ranch

The new Manatee County project, Renata, features 502 units and is expected to deliver in late 2024.

10/24/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Rollin' on the River

The Little Manatee River is One Step Closer to Being a Protected Waterway

The bill aims to designate the river as “scenic,” which would protect it from development and maintain it for future generations.

10/07/2022 Photography by Kim Doleatto

Hurricane Ian

Sarasota County Schools Closed 'Until Further Notice'

Manatee County schools will remain closed on Monday, Oct. 3.

09/30/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Shelters Close; Ringling and North Siesta Bridge Open With Limited Access

Sarasota County has moved to a red, yellow and green-level system to inform the public about risks associated with venturing out.

09/29/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Ian Finally Moves Away From Sarasota-Manatee

Sarasota County will send out its Tactical First-In Teams on Thursday morning to begin evaluating damage.

09/29/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Here's a Look at Current Weather Conditions in Sarasota-Manatee

May we all experience the Zen of that horse at some point.

09/28/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Manatee County Issues Evacuation Orders for Hurricane Ian

Evacuations are mandatory in Zone A and voluntary in Zone B as of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

09/26/2022 By Staff

Hurricane Ian

Sarasota, Manatee Counties Declare Local States of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Ian

The declarations free up public funds and allow county staffs to perform any emergency operations needed during a storm.

09/26/2022 By Staff

Paddle up

This Myakka Ranch Comes With Livestock, a Stocked Lake and Tropical Fruit Gardens

Rancho da Florida is a sustainable home on 42 acres with a lake, goats and more, offers a lifestyle change for its owner.

09/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Chilling Out

The Sarasota-Manatee Rental Market Is Finally Cooling Off

The numbers remain high, but the drop in prices is officially a trend—not just a fluke.

09/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sexist Standards

Dress Codes vs. the Student Body

Four years after the story of a Bradenton girl receiving a dress code violation went viral, students say little has changed.

08/26/2022 By Chloe Nelson

Record Breaker

This Manatee County Home Just Sold for $8.55 Million—Cash

This Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home is the highest residential sale on the Manatee County mainland.

08/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

See Ya Later, Alligator

Weird, Wonderful Linger Lodge Has Reopened

The Manatee County icon—once named one of the top five weirdest restaurants in America by Al Roker—continues to serve up Southern delicacies in a memorable environment.

08/23/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Ask a Pediatrician

How to Keep Kids Healthy During Back-to-School Season

Sarasota's Dr. Katherine Keeley answers questions about physicals, vaccines and how to stop the spread of germs.

08/08/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Business boost

A Huge New Industrial Park Is Headed to Palmetto

Scheduled for completion next year, the roughly 38-acre site will house three warehouse building and aims to be a "kickstarter the local economy," according to its developers.

07/22/2022 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

Fast Track

Four Icard Merrill Attorneys Recognized Among Florida's 'Legal Elite'

Plus, a new program at The Hermitage Artist Retreat, realtor awards and much more.

07/01/2022 By Staff

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