Home Prices and Inventory are on the Rise

By | June 28, 2016

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that the housing data for May reveals that inventory numbers are rising along with the mercury for the Sarasota and Manatee two-county area, likely the result of sellers taking advantage of rising prices. For single family homes in Sarasota County, inventory is up 15.3 percent from May last year, and up 20.2 percent in Manatee County. Condo inventory is also … Read More! »

July in Sarasota

By | June 26, 2016

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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 for More Information July 1st Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Main Street July 1st “Live from Downtown” First Friday Sarasota Downtown Sarasota Alliance July 1-4th … Read More! »

New Dining Option on Siesta Key at Cevichela

By | June 25, 2016

Cevichela

Chef Darwin Santa Maria and Tom Golen, chef/owner of Señor Siesta are on a mission.  Donning chef jackets like culinary superheroes, these two like-minded lovers of Latin fare have paired together to bring affordable Latin street food to the Siesta Key ‘hood.  Which means not just the homes, condos and businesses on Siesta Key, but also the beach itself.  That’s right. . . healthy and innovative Latin food … Read More! »

4th of July Fireworks

By | June 21, 2016

Fireworks June 2016

Head to Marina Jack on the bayfront in Sarasota for a spectacular evening of waterfront dining and the region’s largest fireworks show. Go casual, bring a blanket and beach chairs and sit out under the stars at City Island to watch the sparklers over the bay or make reservations and book a fabulous evening of dinner, drinks and entertainment at Marina Jack’s restaurant. Benefitting Suncoast Charities for children, … Read More! »

“Rock the Docks” Concert at Marina Jack

By | June 17, 2016

Marina Jacks

SATURDAY, JUNE 20 • 5:30pm LIVE AT MARINA JACK Featuring “The Voice” Season 8 Runner-Up Meghan Linsey with musical guest Rebel Heart.   Marina Jack and Andros Boatworks are proud to announce the first ever “Rock the Docks” concert starring contemporary country vocalist and songwriter Meghan Linsey, with opening act Rebel Heart. The concert will take place on Saturday, June 20th at 5:30pm at Marina Jack. “Rock the … Read More! »

Downtown Venice Craft Festival

By | June 13, 2016

The 24th annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival will take place June 18 & 19th (Saturday & Sunday) along Miami Avenue. Crafters from around the country will exhibit their handmade items for sale. Hours are 10am to 4pm and admission is free. Once you’ve visited the festival be sure to check out the excellent shopping and dining options in Venice. For more information visit ArtFestival.com  

Sarasota Music Festival Starts Today

By | June 9, 2016

Sarasota in June never sounded so good. From June 9th through the 25th, pre-professional students and faculty artists from around the world converge on Sarasota for three weeks of coaching, master classes and performances. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate one of classical music’s finest teaching festivals. Choose from one of the main series, Thursday Artist Showcases, Friday Festivals, or Saturday Symphonies. There are also Student Recitals, Master Classes, … Read More! »

June in Sarasota

By | May 29, 2016

Summer begins and school’s out so it’s a fun time to take in 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 June: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information June 1-14th Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week Various Savor Sarasota June 1-30th Public Ice Skating Ellenton Ellenton Ice & … Read More! »

Real Estate Prices and Inventory in Sarasota Continue to Rise

By | May 24, 2016

Real Estate Up Graph

April’s housing statistics show that our current trend is continuing as inventory of available properties rose in both counties. For single family homes in Sarasota County, inventory is up 8 percent from April last year, and up 14.2 percent in Manatee County from last year. Condo inventory is also on the rise in Sarasota County, up 25.5 percent from last year, while Manatee County experienced a 19.8 percent … Read More! »

Summer Circus Spectacular

By | May 22, 2016

It’s time for the 2016 Circus Spectacular at the Historic Asolo Theater! This onstage exhibition of circus artistry provides delightful summer entertainment for “children of all ages.” Opening Week Special, June 15-18 – All seats are $10 Wednesday, June 15 @ 2:00 PM Thursday, June 16 @ 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM Friday, June 17 @ 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM Saturday, June 18 @ 2:00 PM June 21-July 30 – … Read More! »