REALLY GOOD BARBECUE!

By | September 1, 2014

Hickory Hollow BBQ

Well I couldn’t have said it better myself than this writer for Ticket Sarasota. My husband and I visited Hickory Hollow last week in search of barbecue that rivals that of his favorite in Atlanta, Fat Matt’s Rib Shack. Well we found it at Hickory Hollow. Very casual atmosphere, great service with friendly wait staff that help each other out when busy. We had a really pleasant time … Read More! »

Sarasota Manatee Heart Walk Coming in September

By | August 29, 2014

sarasota manatee heart walk

On Saturday, September 2th0, join more than 12,000 people expected to attend the American Heart Association’s 2014 Sarasota/Manatee Heart Walk at Payne Park. As the signature fundraising event for the American Heart Association, the Heart Walk promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun family environment. There will be one-mile and three mile walk (or run) routes, vendors, activities and more. Combining fitness and philanthropy, this annual … Read More! »

September in Sarasota

By | August 27, 2014

Sept 2014

This month marks the beginning of the fall season. Here’s just a sampling of the activities happening in the Sarasota area during the month of September: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Sept. 1st Englewood Pioneer Days Englewood Pioneer Days Sept. 1st Canes Classic 5K Bradenton Bradenton Runners Club Sept. 2nd Country Fest Venice Snook Haven Sept. 4th Ringling Underground Sarasota Ringling Museum Sept. … Read More! »

68th Annual Labor Day Regatta on Sarasota Bay

By | August 25, 2014

Sarasota Sailling Squadron

Sailing is the name of the game when the Sarasota Sailing Squadron puts on its 68th Annual Labor Day Regatta, its biggest event of the year. The 3 day event is attended by sailors from ages 8 to 80, both from the U.S. and Canada and it draws about a thousand visitors each year. Activities include five separate race courses, live music, barbeque, refreshments and awards ceremony. Register … Read More! »

Back to School Splash Bash

By | August 22, 2014

The Lakewood Ranch location of the YMCA will be holding its annual “Back to School Splash Bash” on Saturday, August 23rd from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  Some of the fun activities are: Giant Wild Rapid Slide Inflatable Slip N’Slide Pool Games & Prizes Dunk Tank Speed Pitch Game Decorate a Back Pack This is a free family event, food and drink will be available for purchase. For more information … Read More! »

Sarasota Real Estate Sales Stastics

By | August 21, 2014

House Upward Graph

The Sarasota Association of Realtors just released the sales statistics for the month of July which show property sales in Sarasota County almost reached the 1,000 level for the fifth straight month in July 2014, falling just short at 928 closed transactions. In the county’s history, only once has such a five-month hot streak been accomplished – from March through July 2004 – falling just short this year … Read More! »

Happy Birthday Smacks Burgers & Shakes!

By | August 2, 2014

S'Macks Logo

S’macks Burgers & Shakes, the younger sibling of Gecko’s Grill & Pub, is celebrating a big birthday. Wednesday, August 6th marks the beginning of the Better Burger concept’s one year milestone at the corner of Bee Ridge & Shade in Sarasota. S’macks is Polished Casual food with a conscience. With its 100% Hormone and Steroid free Bison Burgers, Choice Angus, and locally sourced Top Dogs, S’macks’ original menu … Read More! »

Opening Act at the Lido Casino in 1940

By | July 31, 2014

On Garfield Drive, not too far from the famous Lido Casino, a comfortable but unpretentious house was noted for its unique fence. Carved in wood across the length were the first five bars of home owner’s theme song, “Thrill!” Inside, one of the rooms was filled with photographs and mementos of a life in the spotlight. For many years this was the home of Rudy Bundy, a nationally … Read More! »

Zillow Buys Trulia for $3.5 Billion – Can Real Estate Survive?

By | July 28, 2014

Let me start by saying that I personally and professionally like Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com. It’s incredibly clear that internet advertising is the most effective form of advertising and at least these companies provide a great centralized medium for agents to advertise. The long and the short of it is that buyers overwhelmingly LOVE these sites, so if we as agents don’t accept them, we’re fighting a losing battle … Read More! »

August in Sarasota

By | July 28, 2014

August 2014

There are so many things to do in paradise this month. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the area during the month of August: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link forMore Information Aug. 1st Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Main Street Aug. 1st Palm Avenue Art … Read More! »