2020-04-09

Rich Epps and his wife, Kelli, took over the seven local Batteries Plus stores in this area. They purchased stores in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, St. Pete, Pinellas Park, Tampa (Fletcher Ave) and Largo a little over a year ago. Batteries Plus is an essential business because they supply localContinue Reading

2020-04-08

A sustainable product with a coastal feel My name is Erin Dolan and I am the owner and creator of Island Tides Candle Company. I grew up on a small barrier island and have spent a lot of time in Cortez, Florida. I love the outdoors. Specifically, I love beingContinue Reading

2020-04-08

Mixon Fruit Farms is adapting Our small business is getting creative during Covid-19. It’s all uncharted territory, and this time it carries more weight when it comes to small business than ever before. Sure, there have been areas where Mom & Pop shops have had to get creative, adapt, rethinkContinue Reading

2020-04-08

There is nothing better than a delicious Swordfish Grill Prime Rib Dinner! Up until the Coronavirus forced restaurants to change the way they operate, the team at the Swordfish Grill & Tiki hosted “Prime Rib Night” every Thursday. It was a huge hit! It’s Back! From the folks at theContinue Reading

2020-04-07

More than 1,800 children have a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. However, during these uncertain times, their routines of walking on the beach, playing at the park, watching a movie or just hanging out have changed. Going digital amid COVID-19 pandemic Jeanie Baik, Vice PresidentContinue Reading

2020-04-07

Here is an update from the great folks at the Sarasota Jungle Gardens from their Facebook page. These hard times have hit the Gardens, as they have many businesses in our community, and they had to close their doors to visitors. From Sarasota Jungle Gardens FB As a result ofContinue Reading

2020-04-07

Closed due to COVID-19 cautions It was a heart-breaking decision, but the renowned Sarasota Farmers Market closed down on Saturday, March 14. The increasing concerns over COVID-19 transmissions made the decision unavoidable. The board of the Sarasota Farmers Market recently voted to cease all market operations. This move led toContinue Reading

2020-04-07

Nothing better than going to the Hollywood Movie Theater on Main Street in Sarasota and then after having a “slice” and a nice cold drink! Well, that’s on hold right now but, you can certainly enjoy Bravo’s Pizzeria at home. They have fabulous pizza! Bravo’s Pizzeria deals Not only doContinue Reading

2020-04-06

Sarasota Grill & Pizzeria Open for pickup and delivery Sarasota Grill & Pizzeria is open during the Coronavirus outbreak to help the community. The folks in the Palmer Boulevard area of Sarasota are really lucky to have one of the newest restaurants open, Sarasota Grill & Pizzeria. The owners areContinue Reading

2020-04-05

Bradenton Florida’s Favorite Cigar Bar, Cork’s, is Temporarily Closing For the past several weeks the crew at Cork’s Cigar Bar in Bradenton have been doing curbside pickup of cigars, cigarettes, beer, wine and liquor – all packaged products. Unfortunately, all good things have to come to an end as theyContinue Reading