Casey Key Architectural Legacy

By | August 11, 2016

The natural beauty of Casey Key has attracted the attention of visitors and residents to the Gulf Coast for many years. Casey Key’s first non-native inhabitants were members of the Isaac Shumard family, originally from Missouri, who arrived around 1900. Casey Key’s earliest remaining structures date back to the first quarter of the 20th century and were quite typical of Sarasota’s Boom Time, Mediterranean Revival Style, architecture. However, … Read More! »

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

By | August 1, 2016

The Van Wezel Friday Fest FREE Outdoor Summer Concert Series for 2016 brings the best local bands to the Sarasota Bayfront. With great music, food and fun, come spend an evening with us on our bayside lawn, soaking in the soothing sounds and setting sun. Coming August 26th at 5:00pm Rebelheart will perform! Showcasing a contemporary blend of Country music, Sarasota’s own, Rebelheart’s talented musicians have been performing locally, … Read More! »

August in Sarasota

By | July 29, 2016

August Calendar

There are so many things to do in paradise this month. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the area during the month of August: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Aug. 2-7th Florida State Dancesport Championships Sarasota Florida State Dance Aug. 3-21st “The God of … Read More! »

Florida’s Economic Growth Continues

By | July 25, 2016

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Florida’s economic future is looking bright, according to University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith‘s latest Florida & Metro Forecast. Florida’s economy will outpace the U.S. average in the next four years. Through 2019, Florida’s economy is projected to expand at an average annual rate of 2.9 percent, outpacing the U.S. GDP’s forecasted growth average of 2.3 percent. Nominal gross state product is expected to break $1 trillion … Read More! »

Wheat + Water Italian Kitchen in Bradenton

By | July 20, 2016

Wheat + Water

We visited Wheat + Water with a group of friends recently and found it to be more than your run-of-the-mill Italian restaurant. Located in the Beall’s shopping center on SR70, it is convenient to Lakewood Ranch and I-75. We had some excellent pasta dishes and great service. Wheat + Water presents the great flavors of Italy using only the finest ingredients from Italy and the United States. Their Chefs prepare … Read More! »

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix and Festival

By | June 30, 2016

Starting on June 25th and running through July 4th Sarasota will be home to many events included in the Powerboat Grand Prix and Festival. From the opening golf tournament, car show, fishing tournament, downtown block party and boat parade to the boat races and fireworks on July 4th there will be lots to do in and around Sarasota. The funds raised by these events support Suncoast Charities for … Read More! »

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! »