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There are only two homes left for sale within The DeMarcay 39-unit luxury residential condominium project in downtown Sarasota. The 3,407-square-foot residence is listed at $4.25 million and features three bedrooms, a den, three-and-a-half bathrooms, two outdoor terraces and two parking spaces. The largest home of the project is also still available at $12.5 million. It occupies the 15th and 16th floors taking up 6,814 square feet of space. The layout includes four bedrooms with three additional rooms that can be customized into a library, wine room or home theater, with other options also available.
Frontier Airlines will offer direct flights from Tampa International Airport to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, three times per week beginning May 4, while Alaska Airlines will begin nonstop daily service from TIA to San Diego, California, as of Oct. 5. According to a news release, TIA offered direct flights to San...
Key takeaway: Sarasota area native and sports industry executive Mark Neifeld used the pandemic's free forced time off and the lessons learned in his career to bring a championship league to the sport of fishing. Core challenge: Building the league having never worked in the fishing sport before. What's next:...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation is handing out $67 million in grants to Florida localities for projects meant to improve highway safety and cut down on fatalities. Of that money, $20 million will go to the city of Tampa, and $19.7 million will go to Hillsborough County for specific projects. Government entities in Manatee, Sarasota, Polk, Pinellas, Collier, Charlotte and Lee counties will receive planning grants ranging from $200,000 to $720,000. The city of Port Richey will get $160,000 to develop a comprehensive safety action plan.