September in Sarasota

By | August 24, 2018

September 2018

  This month marks the beginning of the fall season. Here’s just a sampling of the activities happening in the Sarasota area during the month of September: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Sept. 1st 15th Annual Venice Triathlon Venice SW Florida YMCA Sept. 1-23rd “Gilbert & Sullivan Unplugged” Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre Sept. 1-2nd 10th Annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival Venice ArtFestival.com Sept. … Read More! »

International Coastal Cleanup

By | August 14, 2018

Coastal Cleanup

The ocean supplies the food we eat, the air we breath, the water we drink. It’s our planet’s life support system. And it’s at risk. Pollution is changing the basic chemistry of the ocean. Overfishing is damaging fish stocks. The trickle down effect is huge: people’s livelihoods, the food on our plates, the health of our planet, and the entire eco-system, all in danger. But you can make … Read More! »

Whole Foods Brasserie Logo

New Dining Option at Whole Foods

By | August 7, 2018

Whole Foods Brasserie Logo

Whole Foods just opened recently at University Parkway and Honore Avenue (near UTC) in Sarasota. The grocery part of the store is set up like you would expect but in the front corner they have a café named Brasserie Honore. It is a French themed menu and a very casual space. There are quite a few tables and a bar with beer and wine service. All of the food … Read More! »

Friday Fest 2018 Rebel Heart

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel

By | July 31, 2018

Friday Fest 2018 Rebel Heart

Summer is in full swing and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall continues to host Friday Fest  which is a free outdoor concert series. On August 17th from 5-9pm the band Rebel Heart will be performing. This is a fun event on the south bayside lawn where you can bring a chair, blanket or whatever to sit on. Many vendors are available for food and drink purchase. Outside food and drinks are not … Read More! »

Home Sales Rise Again

By | July 26, 2018

The Sarasota and Manatee market stays on trend with increasing home sales, rising median prices and low inventory in June 2018. Sarasota County and Manatee County reported a total of 2,097 closed sales in June 2018, a 5.2 percent increase from last year. In the condo market, Sarasota sales increased by 3.8 percent to 384, while Manatee condo sales increased by 20.9 percent to 278. As for single-family … Read More! »

August in Sarasota

By | July 24, 2018

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. 1-4th Sarasota Slam Fishing Tournament Sarasota SarasotaSlam.com Aug. 1-5th Florida State DanceSport Championships Sarasota … Read More! »

A Day in Englewood

By | July 17, 2018

Farlow's Logo

We recently took a day trip down to Englewood as we had never had an occasion to check out the town. Since we arrived close to noon we found a great lunch spot called Farlow’s On The Water. The owner, Keith Farlow, grew up in the Caribbean and you can find dishes on the menu that have that influence. His wife has a passion for Southern cooking so … Read More! »

The 10th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival

By | June 27, 2018

Florida Studio Theatre

The 10th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival is coming to Florida Studio Theatre in July on the 12th, 13th and14th – that’s THREE days of non-stop comedy coming your way. Troupes are coming from all over the country – and from as far away as France and Spain – all ready to bring their best spontaneous hilarity to the Gulf Coast. Featuring not one, not two, but an unprecedented THREE headliners – Baby … Read More! »

Real Estate Sales Going Strong in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | June 21, 2018

The Realtors Association of Sarasota and Manatee  reports that both counties have closed more home sales so far in 2018 than sales in January through May of 2017. Inventory is still tight and median prices continue to rise year-over-year. Overall, this month reports more closed sales and pending sales across the two counties. The two-county area reported 2,191 total closed sales, a one percent increase from May 2017. In the … Read More! »

July in Sarasota

By | June 19, 2018

American Flag 1

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 1-28th Summer Circus Spectacular Sarasota Ringling.org July 1-4th Grand Prix Super Boat Race and Festival Downtown Sarasota Sarasota Power Boat Grand Prix July … Read More! »