April in Sarasota

By | March 27, 2015

April 2015

The winter season is winding down now so it’s a great time to enjoy 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 April: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link forMore Information April 1-4th PAL Sailor Circus Sarasota Circus Arts April 2nd Brown Bag Concert Series at Phillippi Estate Park … Read More! »

Cirque du Chill this Weekend

By | March 26, 2015

Don’t miss the 8th annual BMW of Sarasota Chillounge Night at Selby Gardens this Saturday, March 28th from 7-11:30pm .  Experience the Circus and Selby Gardens as You Never Did Before. Chillounge Night is teaming up with The Circus Arts Conservatory and Nock Productions to bring Cirque du Chill – an epic and dynamic circus arts presentation. Cirque du Chill will feature spectacular entertainment by world-renowned circus artists that will be … Read More! »

Venice Sharks Tooth Festival

By | March 22, 2015

Sharks Tooth

The City of Venice in Sarasota County has been named the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World” because of the millions of shark teeth that wash up on our sandy white beaches. The Sharks Tooth Festival takes place each Spring against the back drop of Venice’s best shark tooth hunting beach, where fossil collectors from around the Southeast display and sell sharks teeth and other prehistoric fossils. More … Read More! »

Conde Nast Traveler: Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island has 5th-best beach sand in the world!

By | March 19, 2015

Coquina Beach

Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island has the best island beach sand in the United States and the fifth-best in the world, according to the Conde Nast Traveler. “Coquina Beach, on the southern end of Anna Maria Island, is the opposite of South Beach: It’s laid-back, bordered by towering pines, and boasts perfect, unspoiled sand as fine as powder,” the website said. “It’s also the longest stretch of … Read More! »

Great Italian Restaurant in Sarasota

By | March 17, 2015

Mona Lisa portrait

Hidden in The Meadows of Sarasota is a little gem of a restaurant call Mona Lisa. I had the occasion to dine there recently with family and will definitely return. This is a small, quaint spot in the Shopping Village within The Meadows neighborhood. There are about 12 tables with white tablecloths inside and several more on an outside patio overlooking a lake. It’s a very casual and … Read More! »

Sarasota Jazz Festival

By | February 27, 2015

The Sarasota Jazz Festival is coming up on March 1st through March 7th. Sponsored by The Jazz Cruise and Sarasota County Tourist Development revenues, this year’s line-up includes pianist and composer Dick Hyman with saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Peplowski and vocalist Kitt Moran; the Freddy Cole Quartet; vocalist Karla Harris, performing a live debut of “A Tribute to Brubeck” with the Ted Howe Trio; the Sarasota Jazz Project; and … Read More! »

March in Sarasota

By | February 25, 2015

Spring is here and our weather is outstanding so get out and enjoy the area. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the Sarasota area during the month of March: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information March 1st 6th Annual Sarasota Invitational Regatta Sarasota Sarasota Invitational March 1st Mixon Fruit Farms Annual Orange Blossom Festival Bradenton Mixon Fruit Farms March 1st Coquina … Read More! »

Manatee County Heritage Days

By | February 21, 2015

March 1-31, 2015 the 36th annual Heritage Days celebration will focus on our county’s history. All month long, historical sites and organizations throughout our county will celebrate our community’s heritage by providing opportunities for our area’s residents and visitors to experience the past. Reenactments, special exhibits, lectures, open houses and family programming will highlight the month’s events. For thirty-six years, the Manatee Heritage Association has sponsored Heritage Days. … Read More! »

Siesta Key Named #1 Beach by Trip Advisor

By | February 19, 2015

  Trip Advisor has just named Siesta Key the number one beach in the USA. Those of us who are lucky enough to live in Sarasota have always known our beaches are the best but it’s nice to get this confirmation.   Here are just a few of the recent comments by Trip Advisor visitors: “Pristine beach that never seems to end. Photographer’s dream. A place in the sun … Read More! »

Annual Historic Homes Tour in Sarasota

By | February 18, 2015

Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation

The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation is proud to present the 25th Annual Historic Homes Tour on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the historic Laurel park neighborhood. The public is invited to celebrate Sarasota’s rich architectural heritage by touring 12 significant yet diverse structures in one of the first downtown neighborhoods established in 1925. While enjoying a self-guided walking tour visitors will … Read More! »