Hot Streak Continues for the Sarasota Real Estate Market

By | July 22, 2014

The Sarasota Association of Realtors just reported that for the fourth straight month, property sales in Sarasota County topped 1,000 in June 2014, continuing a hot streak and signaling burgeoning strength in the local real estate market. Closed sales in June this year totaled 1,048, an improvement of 5.1 percent from the June 2013 figure of 997 sales. The breakdown was 727 single family homes and 321 condos … Read More! »

Christmas in July

By | July 14, 2014

Christmas in July returns to Historic Downtown Venice on Friday and Saturday, July 18 & 19th If you haven’t been to the Island of Venice lately… now’s the time to make it a day trip. Bring your shopping bags because with over 50 retail stores and restaurants participating in the big sales, gift baskets and giveaways, you’ll be sure to find something to jump start your holiday shopping … Read More! »

Lawn Bowling in Sarasota

By | July 12, 2014

The Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club has been around since 1927 and is conveniently located near downtown Sarasota at 809 North Tamiami Trail (Hwy 41) right next to the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. They have an international membership with many Canadian, English and Scottish bowlers. Bowlers from Eastern USA combine with local residents for an active winter season in Sarasota. This includes home and away matches with other Florida clubs, … Read More! »

Don’t Miss the Final Weekend of “The Price” by the Banyan Theater Company

By | July 10, 2014

This weekend through July 13th brings to close “The Price” written by Arthur Miller. “The Price” is the story of two brothers: one a successful surgeon who walked out on his family demands to pursue personal success, the other a policeman who sacrificed his education and career as a scientist to care for his invalid father. The brothers harbor a lifetime of jealousy and anger toward each other. … Read More! »

The Hob Nob Drive-In in Sarasota

By | July 4, 2014

The Hob Nob is an institution in Sarasota that has been around since the 50′s. Located at the corner of Highway 301 and 17th Street, this open air diner has retained its historical charm. Lots of black and white checkerd tile and chrome seats with red vinyl. It’s a casual, friendly atmosphere and almost always bustling with activity. Recent renovations included roll down shades for rainy days and … Read More! »

Sarasota History Alive – Webb Clearing Plow

By | July 1, 2014


In January 1917, Henry C. Webb applied for a patent on a specialized plow. The African American resident of Bradenton had devised a machine for cutting the palmetto roots that were a major impediment to road construction in this part of Florida. As described in the March 15, 1917 edition of the Sarasota Times, the plow “is coupled onto the rear of a large tractor engine, and the … Read More! »

Summer Beach Runs on Siesta Key

By | June 29, 2014

On Tuesday evenings throughout the summer the Manasota Track Club sponsors summer beach runs at Siesta Key Beach. The kids’ race starts at 6:30pm followed by the adult race at 7:00pm. This is a great way to get out and enjoy the beach and summer fun. You don’t even have to run…I’ve seen many walkers and moms with kids in strollers join in. They have different races and … Read More! »

Blu Mangrove Grill in Palmetto

By | June 27, 2014

Blu Mangrove Grill

Blu Mangrove Grill is located in the marina at Riviera Dunes in Palmetto just north of downtown Bradenton on the Manatee River. They are open for lunch and dinner and offer both indoor and outdoor patio seating. Even on the warmest of days the patio is comfortable with umbrella tables, fans and misters throughout. The menu features smoked infused cuisine featuring hardwood grilled favorites cooked low and slow … Read More! »

July Events in and Around Sarasota

By | June 26, 2014

Happpy 4th of July

Celebrate our nation’s independence this month by getting out and enjoying all that our area has to offer. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the area during the month of July: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link forMore Information July 1-6th Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Sarasota Suncoast Offshore Racing July 1-6th “At the Hop” Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre July 1-31st Summer Circus Spectacular … Read More! »

Sarasota Real Estate Sales Strong in May

By | June 25, 2014


The Sarasota Association of Realtors just released the sales statistics for the month of May which show the early summer started as hot as the spring in Sarasota County for property sales, with exactly 1,100 closed sales reported in May 2014 – 747 single family homes and 353 condominiums. The figure was slightly lower than April’s total of 1,195, and also slightly lower than last May, when 1,127 … Read More! »