Real Estate Sales in Sarasota Continue on Record Pace in October

By | November 20, 2014

House Upward Graph

The Sarasota Association of Realtors just released the sales statistics for the month of October which show that the market remained on record pace with 1,011 property transactions recorded for the month – the fifth time the 1,000 level has been reached in the past eight months. The total was 23.3 percent higher than October 2013’s sales of 820, and also 8.2 percent higher than the September 2014 sales of … Read More! »

Siesta Key Sandsculpting Competition

By | November 11, 2014

Siesta Key Crystal Classic

Don’t miss the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sandsculpting Competition starting on Friday, November 14th and running through Tuesday, November 18th. Founded in 2010, the Crystal Classic has quickly become a local tradition and a draw for visitors from outside Sarasota County, which account for over 50% of the 35,000+ attendees. Master sculptors spend three days creating sand masterpieces, some over ten feet tall, and transform the always … Read More! »

2014 Chalk Festival in Venice

By | November 3, 2014

Chalk Festival

Save the date now in your calendar for November 14 through 17th for the Chalk Festival being held in Downtown Venice this year. Every year the festival has a theme and this year’s theme is “Extinct and Endangered Species”. The planet earth is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals so the festival is celebrating these creatures and animals and raising awareness … Read More! »

Celery Fields Family Festival

By | October 31, 2014

Celery Fields

Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, in conjunction with the Sarasota Audubon Society, will host a Family Festival at the Celery Fields, 6799 Palmer Blvd., from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1st. The festival will kick off the public bird watching program offered each Saturday by the Sarasota Audubon Society and highlight the recently opened new amenities at the Celery Fields. Scheduled activities begin at 9 … Read More! »

Anna Maria Island One of the Top 30 Islands in the World

By | October 29, 2014

The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced that Anna Maria Island has been named one of the world’s top islands, by Conde Nast Traveler readers. The travel magazine recently released the winners of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which ranks top cities, hotels, resorts, spas and cruise lines in the world, based on readers’ votes. One of only 11 U.S. islands on the list, and the … Read More! »

Lakewood Ranch Information

By | October 27, 2014

As a 25-year resident of the Sarasota area I can tell you that Lakewood Ranch is an extremely popular area and is one of the nicer areas to live on Florida’s Gulf coast – it’s very nicely manicured throughout and there are many, many walking trails, lakes, and public parks to add ambiance. It’s self-sufficient with grocery stores, gas stations, A+-rated schools, and even a downtown area with … Read More! »

November in Sarasota

By | October 27, 2014

With cooler fall temperatures, it’s a great time to get out and enjoy all that the Sarasota area has to offer. Here are just a few of the many events going on around town during November: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link forMore Information Nov. 1st Ferrari’s On The Circle Lido Key St. Armands Circle Association Nov. 1-2nd 27th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival Venice Nov. … Read More! »

Bijou Cafe for Fine Dining in the Theater & Arts District of Sarasota

By | October 24, 2014


The Bijou Café is a charming Continental-American restaurant located in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown Theatre & Arts District. Over the years the cuisine, award-winning wine list and exemplary unobtrusive service have set the standard for dining on the Sun Coast and established the Bijou as one of Sarasota’s most sought after fine dining destinations. Since 1986, Chef Jean-Pierre Knaggs and his wife Shay have owned and operated The Bijou Café. … Read More! »

Sarasota Real Estate Statistics for September 2014

By | October 22, 2014

The Sarasota Association of Realtors just released the sales statistics for last month which show that the Sarasota County real estate market remained on pace for near record sales numbers in September 2014, ending the month with 934 closed transactions – 14 percent higher than last September when 817 properties changed hands. Sales for the first three-quarters of the year now stand at 8,784, about 200 sales over … Read More! »

Jazz on the Water Cruise

By | October 21, 2014

The Jazz Club of Sarasota presents another one of its popular “Jazz on the Water” cruises aboard LeBarge, which departs from Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. The date is Sunday, November 2nd from 2-4:00pm. Guests will enjoy the swinging Dixieland sounds of The Greg Nielsen Quartet with Nielsen on trombone, Howie Smith on tuba, Bobby Tees on cornet and Dean Fernald on keyboard. Tickets are $30 for Jazz … Read More! »