New Dining at the Mall at University Town Center

By | December 22, 2014

University Town Center Mall

Sarasota has a tremendous variety of dining options and now with the newly opened Mall at University Town Center we have quite a few more including: The Cheesecake Factory, Kona Grill, Seasons 52, Brio Tuscan Grille, The Capital Grill, Sophie’s, Mandarin Express, Antie Anne’s Pretzels, Rise Pies Handcrafted Pizza, Starbucks and Smoothie King. There are even more scheduled to open in the coming months: Burger & Beer Joint and Yo! Sushi. … Read More! »

Selby Gardens Lights in Bloom

By | December 18, 2014

Lights in Bloom

Selby Gardens dresses up in millions of colorful holiday lights in this holiday tradition. Bringing a Florida spin to the idea of a “winter wonderland”, the lights and the vintage toys and games bring out the kid in all of us as we wander through the gardens sipping on hot chocolate.This year’s event runs from December 19th-23rd and 26th-29th from 6-9:00pm. Selby Gardens is located at 811 South Palm Avenue. … Read More! »

Circus Ring of Fame Induction Ceremony

By | December 16, 2014

Circus Ring of Fame

One of the most fascinating things about the history of Sarasota is our connection to the circus. Since John Ringling wintered here and his home is one of the artistic treasures in our town, there are many related events and sites to see. One of these is the “Circus Ring of Fame”  St. Armands Circle on Lido Key. The “Circus Ring of Fame” annually recognizes those persons who … Read More! »

Sarasota Named in Top 10 Places for Baby Boomer Home Purchases

By | December 11, 2014

Baby Boomers

In an article just published by the National Association of Realtors reports that metro areas with a lower cost of living and sunnier weather are poised to see an increased number of baby boomers moving in and buying a home as some delay retirement and remain participants in the labor market, according to new research. NAR analyzed current population trends, housing affordability and local economic conditions in metropolitan … Read More! »

Christmas Theater in Venice

By | December 9, 2014

“A Christmas Carol” will be performed at the Venice Theatre on December 18 – December 21st. A festive annual tradition at Venice Theatre now in its 15th year, this musical version of Dickens’s classic tale follows Ebenezer Scrooge as he reflects on his past, present and possible future. Will he find the true spirit of Christmas in time? Special day-time performance for students and teachers on Friday, Dec. 19 … Read More! »

Vintage Sarasota High School Being Restored for New Art Museum

By | December 4, 2014

In the 1920’s, beautiful brick gothic buildings were being built all over the country to acommodate the need for larger high schools. Sarasota High School (SHS) was among them. The school I went to in Columbus, Ohio looks exactly like SHS. It’s exciting to know that Sarasota will be restoring their 1926 classic! How perfect in our ‘artful’ town to create an Art Museum for all to enjoy! … Read More! »

Alex Krumm Awarded Sarasota Magazine’s ‘Five Star Professional’ Award For Fifth Straight Year!

By | December 1, 2014

Congratulations to Alex Krumm, who won his fifth straight ‘Five Star Professional’ award from Sarasota Magazine!  Fewer than 5% of agents receive this prestigious award and winners are selected from surveys of homeowners who purchased a home within the last nine months. Alex consistently wins this award because he provides top-level customer service, veteran expertise, and exclusive tools to help his customers buy and sell homes.  If you’re … Read More! »

December in Sarasota

By | November 28, 2014

Happy Holidays

With Thanksgiving behind us the holiday season is in full swing in Sarasota. There are many of activities and events to choose from. Here are just a few:  Date Event or Activity Location Click Link forMore Information Dec. 4, 11 & 18th Holiday Nights at Ca’ d’Zan Osprey Ringling Museum Dec. 4th Annual Christmas Walk Venice Venice Main Street Dec. 5th North Port Tree Lighting and Poinsettia Festival … Read More! »

CineBistro Coming to Westfield Southgate Mall

By | November 24, 2014

CineBistro

Great Job Westfield Southgate Mall and Cobb Theaters! Westfield Southgate Mall on Siesta Drive in Sarasota has announced they plan to open a new 7-screen movie theater in 2015. CineBistro is a luxury movie theater for adults 21 and older. If you have not been to one of the current locations (closest is Hyde Park Village in South Tampa), you are missing out. It is the perfect combination … Read More! »

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! »