Metro Diner Now Open in Sarasota

By | September 6, 2017

Metro Diner Logo

As part of the renovation of the Westfield Siesta Key Mall, new restaurants are moving in and one that is now open is Metro Diner. Since its humble beginnings in 1938 and its revival as Metro Diner in 1992, Jacksonville’s favorite place for breakfast has been serving satisfied guests for nearly 25 years. In 2000, master chef Mark Davoli and family took over and elevated the menu to include innovative … Read More! »

Ski A Rees are Back for the Season

By | August 30, 2017

ski a rees logo

For almost 60 years the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees have brought excitement and fun to Sarasota Bay. They are a diverse group that spans several decades and several generations. They’re especially proud of their members, some of whom have grown up being a Ski-A-Ree and plan on passing on the tradition of performing one of the best amateur water ski shows in the Nation. One thing they all have in common is a love of waterskiing, … Read More! »

Inventory Low, Prices Rising

By | August 27, 2017

Price Increase

The Sarasota Manatee Association of Realtors reports that in July median prices continue to rise in response to the low inventory of properties for sale and the decreasing number of foreclosed and short sales. Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of REALTORS®, reported that home prices in most metro areas continued their fast ascent in the second quarter because supply remained at pitiful levels. The median … Read More! »

September in Sarasota

By | August 24, 2017

September 2017

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 Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Main Street Events Sept. 1-24th “Roar! The Music of the 1920s and Beyond” Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre Sept. 1-2nd Village of the Arts ArtWalk Bradenton … Read More! »

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel

By | August 16, 2017

Friday Fest 2017

Jah Movement Reggae Band returns to Van Wezel for the FREE outdoor concert series Friday Fest bringing their infectious groove to the bay for the second year in a row on Friday, August 25th. Winners of Creative Loafing’s 2016 ‘Best Local Reggae Band’, Jah Movement feature a glorifying sound where individual talents of each member come together. Highlighting the talented ensemble is vocalist Shantel Norman, hometown hero, who will … Read More! »

AquaPalooza

By | August 10, 2017

Aquapalooza

If you are a boater and free this weekend here’s a fun event on the water. MarineMax sponsors fun in the sun with AquaPalooza each year. Raft up with fellow boaters to enjoy music, free giveaways, and more! The party will be at the New Pass Sandbar, just in front of the marina on Ken Thompson Parkway. The event is Saturday, August 12th from 10-4. For more information and/or to … Read More! »

Duffy’s Sports Grill Now Open in Sarasota

By | August 3, 2017

Duffy's Logo

Duffy’s Sports Grill opened recently on University Parkway in the former Revelry location between Lockwood Ridge Road and Tuttle Avenue. The original “Duffy’s Drafthouse” was founded by two childhood friends turned business partners in Lake Park, Florida in 1985.  In addition to plenty of beer choices, Duffy’s had only 4 items on the menu:  Grilled Mahi Sandwich, Hot Ham and Cheese, Smoked Sausage and ½ lb. Cheeseburger.  All of these original … Read More! »

Sarasota and Manatee Real Estate

By | August 1, 2017

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The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee just released the market statistics for June 2017 that show an increase in inventory, median sales prices and the median time to contract. Compiled each month from My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service, the data also indicates an increase in pending sales and a decrease in closed sales, as compared to last year, for the combined two county area. Single family … Read More! »

Il Conte in Lakewood Ranch

By | July 25, 2017

Il Conte

There is a new dining option in Lakewood Ranch at San Marco Plaza. Il Conte Ristorante & Pizzeria opened a couple months ago and is receiving rave reviews. The menu features homemade Italian cuisine inspired by the region of Puglia, Italy. This enchanting seaside region of southern Italy hosts vast beaches, lush farmlands and vineyards, and breathtaking castle ruins. Home to many of the dishes that Italy is famous … Read More! »

August in Sarasota

By | July 20, 2017

Hello August 2017

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. 1st Kids Summer Beach Runs Siesta Key Manasota Track Club Aug. 1st Sarasota Slam … Read More! »