Big news!  Southwest Airlines has announced that they will be flying in and out of Sarasota-Bradenton Airport beginning in the first quarter of 2021.  This is wonderful news for our area. Passengers have been requesting to airport officials for many years to bring Southwest to the airport and now itContinue Reading


This year had seen a new normal emerge as to how we live all aspects of our lives. Socially distancing, masks, virtual meetings, curbside pickup, and remote work became part of our vernacular as never before. The pandemic also saw business from small mom, and pop restaurants to grocery storiesContinue Reading


With social distancing in 2020, dining out became trickier and more limited. If your taste buds need a major wake-up call with some appetizing food that is finger-licking good, check out the award-winning Gold Rush BBQ. They just launched a new website to better showcase their scrumptious offerings. From dry-rubbed,Continue Reading


This month’s column on real estate will take a look at a new hotel in our area in an unprecedented area called the Compass Hotel on Anna Maria Sound. I’ve lived up and down the Gulf Coast for more than 30 years now.  I’ve been to all the islands—from MarcoContinue Reading