Sarasota Jazz Festival

By | February 27, 2015

The Sarasota Jazz Festival is coming up on March 1st through March 7th. Sponsored by The Jazz Cruise and Sarasota County Tourist Development revenues, this year’s line-up includes pianist and composer Dick Hyman with saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Peplowski and vocalist Kitt Moran; the Freddy Cole Quartet; vocalist Karla Harris, performing a live debut of “A Tribute to Brubeck” with the Ted Howe Trio; the Sarasota Jazz Project; and … Read More! »

March in Sarasota

By | February 25, 2015

Spring is here and our weather is outstanding so get out and enjoy the area. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the Sarasota area during the month of March: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information March 1st 6th Annual Sarasota Invitational Regatta Sarasota Sarasota Invitational March 1st Mixon Fruit Farms Annual Orange Blossom Festival Bradenton Mixon Fruit Farms March 1st Coquina … Read More! »

Manatee County Heritage Days

By | February 21, 2015

March 1-31, 2015 the 36th annual Heritage Days celebration will focus on our county’s history. All month long, historical sites and organizations throughout our county will celebrate our community’s heritage by providing opportunities for our area’s residents and visitors to experience the past. Reenactments, special exhibits, lectures, open houses and family programming will highlight the month’s events. For thirty-six years, the Manatee Heritage Association has sponsored Heritage Days. … Read More! »

Siesta Key Named #1 Beach by Trip Advisor

By | February 19, 2015

  Trip Advisor has just named Siesta Key the number one beach in the USA. Those of us who are lucky enough to live in Sarasota have always known our beaches are the best but it’s nice to get this confirmation.   Here are just a few of the recent comments by Trip Advisor visitors: “Pristine beach that never seems to end. Photographer’s dream. A place in the sun … Read More! »

Annual Historic Homes Tour in Sarasota

By | February 18, 2015

Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation

The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation is proud to present the 25th Annual Historic Homes Tour on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the historic Laurel park neighborhood. The public is invited to celebrate Sarasota’s rich architectural heritage by touring 12 significant yet diverse structures in one of the first downtown neighborhoods established in 1925. While enjoying a self-guided walking tour visitors will … Read More! »

Venice Area Audubon Society

By | February 12, 2015

Venice Area Audubon Society Logo

A notable mention from a new Venice resident/client that we have locally here is a volunteer based Audubon Society. They wanted me to mention what a joy it was to spend a few hours enjoying the outdoors and learning about all the different species of birds that we see everyday. Also to mention that the Audubon is celebrating 50 years, known internationally to bird photographers and is open … Read More! »

I am Joining the Circus…..

By | February 10, 2015

Circus Arts Conservatory

… this week with fabulous tickets to see the 2015 rendition of the Circus Sarasota’s newest show, ‘Fearless’… I’m sooo excited! This season will feature our hometown hero and King of the Highwire, Nik Wallenda, Nik Wallenda’s mother, Delilah Troffer, and wife Erendira. Graceful and lovely, aerialist Dolly Jacobs will fly through the air! An all time favorite and sure to please! Her father was the world famous … Read More! »

Q&A With Stage One Home Showcasing

By | February 6, 2015

Q&A With Carol Myers Carol Is A Professional Home Stager Who Can Help You Maximize Your Sale Price When It’s Time To Sell.  In this week’s segment we’re going to talk with Carol Myers of Stage One Home Showcasing.  I first met Carol through educational broker caravan tours I organize for the Suncoast Regional Young Professional’s Network; she’s quickly become an invaluable asset to our team with her … Read More! »

Bradenton Area Riverfest Regatta

By | February 5, 2015

Bradenton Riverwalk Regatta

This Saturday, February 7th from 8am to 12pm there will be a free signature event for the region to celebrate community and the recreational assets of Bradenton Riverwalk and the Manatee River. Featuring powerboat racing, jet-ski racing, world champion BMX, Frisbee dog and extreme pogo shows, food festival and kids zone and a fireworks spectacular from America’s “first family of fireworks,” Zambelli! For more information visit   … Read More! »

Sarasota Sales Hit All Time High – Manatee Misses Mark By Just 38 Homes

By | January 26, 2015

To say we were busy in 2014 is an understatement: as it turns out, we were the busiest we’ve ever been. Home sales in Sarasota averaged almost 1,000 transactions per month throughout the year – and there’s no end in sight to our current appreciation. What Does This Mean For Me? If you’re a homeowner in the Sarasota area then it means things are sitting pretty. The average … Read More! »