21st Annual Siesta Key Craft Festival

By | February 2, 2016

Siesta Key Craft Festival Poster

The 21st annual Siesta Key Craft Festival is happening this weekend, February 6th & 7th from 10am-5pm. Eclectic displays of original crafts, functional art and unique affordable gift items will be on display and for sale along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road. This event features some of the finest crafters in the country including many from throughout Florida. Patrons can explore a full spectrum of craft art media … Read More! »

The Circus is Coming to Sarasota

By | January 31, 2016

Circus Sarasota is preparing for their upcoming winter show “Red, White & Bello”. These performances are acclaimed around the globe for world-class artistry and provide great family entertainment that is one of the most fun things to do in Sarasota! Driving south on I-75 at University Parkway you’ll see the Big Top behind the University Town Center Mall. For tickets and more information visit CircusArts.org Susan Guice is a Licensed Real Estate Assistant with … Read More! »

The Rosemary in Sarasota

By | January 29, 2016

The Rosemary

Downtown Sarasota has a new option for bistro dining. The Rosemary in Citrus Square is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving traditional and contemporary dishes with an emphasis on healthy options prepared with fresh ingredients from regional farms. We recently had a group of 50 there for dinner and everyone raved about the food, service and ambience. George Armstrong (formerly of Treviso at The Ringling Museum) reports … Read More! »

Sarasota and Manatee Counties Have Record Year for Real Estate Sales

By | January 28, 2016

Real Estate Up Graph

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that the year 2015 was one for the record books in real estate sales for both Sarasota and Manatee counties, closing out the year with an all-time record of 20,691 in combined closed transactions, 1,302 sales above last year’s numbers. There were 1,671 combined sales in both counties in December 2015, 28 percent higher than November, but down slightly from … Read More! »

North Venice Jetty

By | January 27, 2016

My husband and I have lived in Sarasota for decades and had never been (by land) to the Venice Jetty’s! What a shame! It is such a great place-old Florida at its mostly undisturbed finest. We parked in the large county parking lot and paid a visit to the North Jetty Fish Camp which is a little bait and food store right on the banks of the Jetty. … Read More! »

February in Sarasota

By | January 26, 2016

Valentines Day

With our winter season in full swing, the calendar is full of many different events in Sarasota. Here are just a few for you to consider: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Feb. 4-7th 32nd Annual Greek Glendi Festival Sarasota St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Feb. 4-15th Florida State Fair Tampa Florida State Fair Feb. 5th Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Main Street Lakewood … Read More! »

Sarasota / Manatee Real Estate Market Going Strong in 2015

By | January 22, 2016

Housing Market Up

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee is on pace to record the highest number of sales in its 100‐year history. In 2014, a total of 19,389 properties were sold in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. With 19,020 sales recorded in the first eleven months of 2015, only 370 property sales are needed in December to break the record. Sales have exceeded 1,000 every month this year, so it seems assured … Read More! »

Sarasota Named #1 Market for Florida Beachtowns

By | January 19, 2016

Sarasota

It is always nice to see where you live in a positive light. Most of us that are fortunate enough to live in Sarasota know that we live in paradise. Apparently the word is getting out to the rest of the world as well. A client who just moved here and loves Sarasota sent me the link below. Check out which city is ranked NUMBER 1 at the … Read More! »

Classic Antique Car Show

By | January 14, 2016

Classic Car Show

Don’t miss a day of browsing the Classic Antique Cars and shopping and dining at St. Armands Circle this Saturday January 16th from 10am to 4pm. The show inlcudes all model years from 1900 to 1991 and provides you with the opportunity to view great classic antique automobiles in a beautiful, relaxing setting. Trophies will be awarded.St. Armands Circle Park , St. Armands Circle, Sarasota Compliments SRQ The Magazine … Read More! »

January in Sarasota

By | December 28, 2015

January 2016

  Kick off the new year by enjoying one or more of the many events and adventures in and around Sarasota! Check out just a few of the activities happening during the month of January: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Jan. 1st “Live From Downtown Sarasota It’s Friday Night” Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance Jan. 1st Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Jan. … Read More! »