• HAROLD BUBIL: Junior League home tour is one of variety
    One of the oldest houses on Siesta Key, a midcentury modern icon, and a new house that represents the downtown boom are among six houses to be featured on the Junior League of Sarasota's "Simply Sarasota" tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23.It is the Junior League's ... read more
  • Past and present
    Local lore says that Point Crisp on Siesta Key is named for a high-rolling rascal who won the land many years ago in a poker game. It might be true since Florida's history is full of bizarre real estate transactions that turned into beautiful neighborhoods and Point Crisp is certainly ... read more
    By Marsha Fottler
  • FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 110: Hiss Studio, 1952, Sarasota
    "Tim" Seibert (1927-2018) has been a fixture in the FBIL series.Bay Plaza, the Siesta Beach Pavilion, the DeVries-Craig House and the condominium known as 222 Beach Road all have been featured among the first 109 buildings.But one of his best-known houses has been overlooked, until now.The Hiss Studio was designed ... read more
  • Market snapshot: Country Club Shores revisited
    In the early 1960s, the Arvida Realty Company transformed the Sarasota Bay area in impressive ways, not seen since days when John Ringling and Owen Burns developed Lido Key during the first Florida real estate boom. Arvida turned Bird Key from a small island into a 200-acre enclave, built the ... read more
    By By Chris Angermann Correspondent
  • BUSINESS BUZZ: Allied hiring security officers; AAA Flat Rate Moving wins award
    Allied Universal hiring security personnelAllied Universal, a security and facility services company, will host an open house interview for professional security personnel Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at its Sarasota office, 5561 Marquesas Circle. The company is seeking to hire full- and part-time security officers for all shifts.Applicants ... read more
  • Sarasota Chamber of Commerce inspired by entrepreneur, new leader
    Entrepreneur extraordinaire Joel Schleicher began his keynote speech before the 450 guests attending the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce's 99th annual breakfast by accounting for his business bona fides with a story about one of his startups. After founding Presidio Networked Solutions in 2003, the tech company soared to more ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • LAUREN RUDD: Irrational panic creates opportunities
    Have you ever noticed that a relatively insignificant news event, often unrelated to Wall Street, can trigger significant gains or losses in the equity markets? These oscillations portray what is popularly referred to as the butterfly effect. Specifically, a butterfly flapping its wings in one part of the world could ... read more
    By By Lauren Rudd
  • CHRIS WILLE: Parade of Homes stirs the imagination
    Time to don comfortable walking shoes for wandering through dozens of brand new homes that could be yours. Maybe get some ideas on what's hot in interior styling. Or just enjoy the latest in green construction, smart homes and floor plans.The 2019 Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association Parade of Homes begins ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Terry Bradshaw's Concession home on market
    The black and gold of the Pittsburgh Steelers don't dominate the color scheme inside Terry Bradshaw's home in the prestigious, private golfing community of The Concession in Lakewood Ranch. Aqua seems to be the shade, from living room chairs to office rugs to furniture pillows. And artwork.All this can be ... read more
    By Chris Wille
  • Sarasota-Manatee, Florida housing markets strong
    Florida's housing market wrapped up 2018 with more sales, higher median sale prices and more new listings compared to the year before, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors on Tuesday.The Sarasota and Manatee County market mirrored state results, with more closed sales, an increase in overall ... read more
    By Staff report