February in Sarasota

By | January 28, 2017

February Events

With our winter season in full swing, the calendar is full of many different events in Sarasota. Here are just a few for you to consider: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Feb. 2nd Brown Bag Concert Sarasota Phillippi Estate Park Feb. 2nd Ringling Underground Sarasota Ringling Museum of Art Feb. 3rd Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Main Street Lakewood Ranch Feb. 3-4th Shake, … Read More! »

The Beach House Restaurant

By | January 26, 2017

Beach House

Ed Chiles, owner of the Chiles Restaurant Group, remodeled the interior of the Beach House last year and we visited over the weekend. The new décor is now a more upscale beach atmosphere with a large central bar facing the Gulf of Mexico. Even the menu is not your typical beachfront fare. There is a good variety with many dishes that have locally sourced ingredients which is their … Read More! »

Sarasota Real Estate Update

By | January 24, 2017

Real Estate

The Sarasota Manatee Association of Realtors reports that condo sales increased in December as compared to the previous year, with Sarasota at a 12.5% increase and Manatee at a 7.8% increase. Single family home sales decreased in Sarasota County by 6.1% and Manatee by an 8.2% decrease. December also showed a significant increase in inventory in the two-county area, with condo inventory increasing by 30 percent over last … Read More! »

Thunder by the Bay Coming to Lakewood Ranch

By | January 1, 2017

thunder-by-the-bay

When Thunder by the Bay roars into its new home in Lakewood Ranch in January the free event will feature a headlining performance by Blue Oyster Cult, the rock band responsible for such timeless hits as “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, “Godzilla” and “Burnin’ for You.” Blue Oyster Cult is still led by founding lead guitarist, singer and songwriter Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser and lead singer, guitarist and songwriter … Read More! »

January in Sarasota

By | December 30, 2016

Happy New Year

Kick off the new year by enjoying 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 January: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Jan. 5-8th Thunder by the Bay Motorcycle Festival Sarasota Thunder by the Bay Jan. 6th Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Jan. 7th … Read More! »

Dockside Waterfront Grill in Venice

By | December 28, 2016

dockside-waterfront-grill

Looking for a great casual waterfront restaurant? The owners of the popular Gecko’s restaurants purchased the Marker 4 restaurant in the Fisherman’s Wharf Marina recently. The decor has been updated but they retained the large tiki hut for that tropical feel. It is situated in the center of the marina so a great spot for boat and people watching. Many of our favorite dishes from Gecko’s are on … Read More! »

Real Estate Market Update for Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | December 22, 2016

Real Estate Up Graph

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that total closed sales are up by 8.7 percent from November 2015 for single family homes and condos in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Single family homes showed the most improvement from last year, with a 10.5 percent increase in the two-county area, while condos also increased by 4.5 percent. Inventory also showed improvement from November of 2015, with a combined 12.6 percent increase … Read More! »

“Moon Over the Brewery” at The Island Players on Anna Maria Island

By | December 22, 2016

moon-over-the-brewery

The Island Players Theater on Anna Maria Island is in the midst of their 68th season and will be presenting “Moon Over The Brewery” opening on January 12th and running through the 29th. The play was written by Bruce Graham and directed by Kelly Wynn Woodland. It’s a story about Miriam, a full-time waitress and part-time painter who would enjoy male companionship, but her precocious teenage daughter, and Randolph, … Read More! »

Sarasota Polo Season 2017

By | December 18, 2016

sarasota-polo

The 2017 Sarasota Polo season begins Sunday, December 30th. Below are dates for public matches, which are held every Sunday through April 9th. Gates open at 10 a.m. and matches begin at 1 p.m. New this season, the club will host matches on the last Friday of the month at 3 p.m. Gates for these games open at 2 p.m. Admission is $12 per person. Children under 12 … Read More! »

Chanukah Celebration

By | December 14, 2016

chanukah

The Chanukah holiday will again be celebrated on Lakewood Ranch’s Main Street, where Chabad of Bradenton will host their annual Chanukah Extravaganza on Tuesday, December 27th from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is free. Chabad will build a Giant Sock Menorah and kindle the menorah at 6:00 pm. This will be followed by a PowerSkip Show from Fight or Flight productions, Chanukah music, Falafel with Yoav, Kosher BBQ sponsored by … Read More! »