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Circus Ring of Fame Induction Ceremony

By | December 16, 2014

Circus Ring of Fame
Circus Ring of Fame

Circus Ring of Fame at St. Armands Circle

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 have made a significant contribution to the circus. This year will mark the 28th anniversary of this time honored tradition. Members to be inducted in 2015 will be circus notables who have been elected to the prestigious Circus Ring of Fame. The new members are scheduled for induction January 11th. The inductees will also make a public appearance a day earlier at the Sailor Circus arena where they will participate in a free-wheeling panel discussion trying to unravel the puzzle as to how one best entertains the public.  Up to date information and schedules for the Ring of Fame activities will be included on the Rings web site.

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Sarasota Film Festival

By | March 20, 2013

Sarasota Film Festival 2013Entering it’s 15th year, The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 200 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendly picks. This event brings the best new and veteran independent filmmakers together with local programs that showcase our idyllic Gulf Coast community.

The Festival begins on Friday night, April 5th with the opening night film and party beginning with the actors and filmmakers walking the red carpet. Events and film showings continue each day through the closing awards ceremony on Saturday, April 13th and the Student Cinema Showcase on Sunday, April 14th.

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For more information and the full schedule of films and events visit their website.

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Selby Gardens 2012 Lights in Bloom

By | December 6, 2012

Looking for something fun to do for kids and adults alike?  Surround yourself with beauty by visiting Selby Gardens during the Lights in Bloom 2012 event.  Take an evening stroll through Selby Gardens and be prepared to be dazzled by life size, garden themed holiday lights.  You will also enjoy live music and  dance performances.  And, for the child in all of use, there is a kids’ corner where you can make garden themed holiday crafts.
Turn it into an evening out and have dinner there too.  Grilled entrees, kids’ meals and snacks are available for purchase under the banyan trees.  This is a limited time event so do plan to visit soon and view the lights in a beautiful setting.  Hours of operations are 6:00pm to 9:00 pm, December 15th -23rd   and December 26th and 27th.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34239
941-366-5731
www.selby.org

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Holiday Events at Stonewood Grill

By | November 8, 2012

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Three Kitcheneers in Venice

By | August 3, 2012

Did you know that within a 20-mile radius of downtown Sarasota, there are more independently owned Florida Trend Award and Zagat top-scoring restaurants than any other area?

They call themselves the Sarasota-Manatee Originals (http://www.freshoriginals.com/). Regularly, the Three Kitcheneers visit some of “The Originals” in an area and give their favorite food and dining choices. Recently they went to Venice so check out this video of their recommendations…

Bon Appétit! 

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Blu Smoke Island Grill on Siesta Key

By | August 13, 2011

Siesta Key Village has many eateries to choose from; we recently decided to try Blu Smoke Island Grill for the first time. As we walked up to the restaurant, the delicious smells flowed from the large outdoor dining area. We were early to meet our clients so we had a drink at the bar. The bar area is comfortable with relaxing blue lighting, live music and a friendly bartender.

Once our clients arrived we sat down and studied the menu which had many items to choose from. The mouth-watering cuisine features steaks, seafood, chops and fowl all slow cooked over hickory and applewood. We had burgers and salads and both were delicious. Our service was excellent and the atmosphere was relaxing.

We will definitely return to Blu Smoke. Check them out…you’ll be glad you did!

www.blusmokeislandgrill.com

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