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Baby surprises swim into Mote for New Year

Baby surprises swim into Mote for New Year

The end of 2014 brought some eight-tentacled surprises to Mote Aquarium in Sarasota. On Dec. 26, Mote’s Caribbean pygmy octopuses — whose baby pictures made the national news earlier in 2014 — had babies of their own. More than 20 new babies from one mated pair are now hiding behind the scenes, currently too delicate [...]

January 12, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Key condo project takes off

Lido Key condo project takes off

Friday marked the latest development with the groundbreaking of Park Residences of Lido Key where 18 units will be completed within a year on the last developable vacant parcel on Lido Key.

November 17, 2014 | Posted in Business, Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Key, Lido Key at odds over dredging sand project

Sarasota Key, Lido Key at odds over dredging sand project

Some people living on Lido Key worry the erosion problem on their beaches may soon endanger some structures. The Army Corps of Engineers suggests dredging Big Pass between Lido Key and Siesta Key. The $22 million project would use 1.1 million cubic yards of sand from the shoal in Big Pass to renourish Lido Beach, [...]

May 20, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido condominium sells for $3.97 million, Longboat condominiums sold for $1.85 million

Lido condominium sells for $3.97 million, Longboat condominiums sold for $1.85 million

Lido condominium sells for $3.97 million A condominium at the Ritz Carlton Beach Residences on Lido Key sold for $3.97 million this week. The condominium is unit 801 at 1300 Benjamin Franklin Drive, it represents the fifth-highest condominium sale in Sarasota in the past year. The 4,194 square-foot, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath condo has two terraces, [...]

May 10, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Rescued turtle swims free after rehab

Rescued turtle swims free after rehab

A sea turtle rescued from entanglement in a crab trap and treated by Mote Marine was returned to the sea Friday morning from Lido Beach.

September 3, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Realtor says story missed mark

Realtor says story missed mark

‘The article amounted to a lack of understanding on the reporter’s part, but had the potential to damage a reputation.’

August 26, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Key car burglar caught on Longboat video

Lido Key car burglar caught on Longboat video

The owner of a vehicle parked at Lido Key Beach cracked his car windows for ventilation on Aug. 1, and unwittingly left room for a thief to enter. Sarasota Police released photographs captured by a Longboat Key surveillance camera of the man suspected of stealing $240 in cash and a debit card shortly after the incident. [...]

August 17, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

April 2013 sales top 1,000 mark — eight year high

April 2013 sales top 1,000 mark — eight year high

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May 27, 2013 | Posted in Real Estate, Top Box | Read More »

Race around Lido on Memorial Day

Race around Lido on Memorial Day

Sarasota Sailing Squadron, May 27, 2013: The annual “Race Around Lido”, held at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron every Memorial Day, is a fun sailing event that the whole family can enjoy. The race itself is open to all classes of non-motor boats – sailing, paddle and otherwise and the rules are flexible. The boats are [...]

May 27, 2013 | Posted in Key Events, Key Fishing, Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota homeless nightmare hurts tourism, property values

Sarasota homeless nightmare hurts tourism, property values

Today’s buyer of million dollar properties and visitors from afar on vacation does not want the first introduction as they drive from the airport to be the three Charles Mansons and one Charles Mansonette who hold up a sign at U.S. 41 and the Ringling Bridge Causeway saying, “I am a sociopath, God Bless…”

March 31, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »