Chanukah Celebration

By | December 14, 2016

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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! »

Sarasota Concert Association Free Music Matinee

By | December 12, 2016

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The Sarasota Concert Association’s free Music Matinee Series continues its 2016-2017 season with trumpeter Aaron Romm and Steinway artist Avis Romm, piano, Wed., Dec. 21st at noon, at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center. Their diverse program features standard trumpet, opera and swing pieces, including works by J.N. Hummel, Rafael Mendez, Harry James, Mozart and Ravel. “Audiences can also expect to hear a holiday carol or two,” says Aaron Romm, adding, … Read More! »

Venice Symphony Holiday Concert

By | December 10, 2016

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Don’t miss this wonderful holiday concert with the Venice Chorale on Friday, December 16th from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Music selection will include The Nutcracker Suite, Hallelujah Chorus, a sing-a-long and a very special guest conductor. Tickets cost $22-37 with student tickets always 1/2 price and group discounts available. There is a free concert talk open to all, at 6:15 pm. For tickets, visit thevenicesymphony.org, call 941-207-8822 or come by the … Read More! »

Holidays Around the Ranch

By | December 6, 2016

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It’s time for the annual “Holidays Around the Ranch” for all to enjoy. This year the event is scheduled for Friday December 9th on Lakewood Main Street from 6-9pm. Children and adults alike will stand in awe at the sight of Santa Clause as he makes his grand entry in his beautiful white, horse drawn carriage, decorated in white lights and garland. Join the Dickens Carolers as they sing carols … Read More! »

Snow Fest Sarasota

By | November 30, 2016

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Do you miss all that snow when you’re here in Sarasota? Well…miss it no more. The weekend of December 16-18th the 6th annual Snow Fest will take place at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch. Celebrate the holiday season at Sarasota’s signature winter event. This is your chance to get out and play with the only snow in Florida with daily snowfall! From giant snow slides to … Read More! »

Inventory of Homes on the Market on the Rise

By | November 29, 2016

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The inventory of properties for sale in Sarasota and Manatee Counties is up by 17.5 percent from last year, and also shows an increase of 3.1 percent from last month, reversing the downward trend that started earlier this year. Year over year, single family home inventory in Sarasota increased by 15.7 percent, while Manatee experienced an 11.3 percent increase. Sarasota condo inventory increased by 35.8 percent and Manatee County increased … Read More! »

December in Sarasota

By | November 25, 2016

Happy Holidays

With Thanksgiving behind us the holiday season is in full swing in Sarasota. There are many of activities and events to choose from. Here are just a few: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Dec. 1-31st Holly Days and Mangrove Lights Osprey Historic Spanish Point Dec. 1st Holiday Nights at Ca’ d’Zan Sarasota Ringling Museum Dec. 1st Annual Christmas Walk Venice City of Venice … Read More! »

A Culinary Dining Experience at Puccini’s

By | November 10, 2016

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I had the good fortune of eating at Puccini’s last week (2881 Clark Rd., Sarasota) and gave it 5 STARS! Puccini’s Chef Richard does his magic and cooks in the rear half of the restaurant for those in the back half to see. All the food looked delicious and ours was truly top-notch. A few pointers: 1. Call for a reservation. There are only about 16 tables. 2. … Read More! »

Visit Arcadia

By | November 1, 2016

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A short drive east of Sarasota lies the quaint city of Arcadia. It is the county seat for DeSoto County.  Arcadia is famous throughout Florida for its historic downtown antique district. Additionally, on the fourth Saturday of each month, vendors from surrounding locations take over our streets with even more wares and precious finds. My husband and I decided to check out the town during one of these antique … Read More! »

7th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival

By | October 29, 2016

This is one of the more popular events on Siesta Key. Held each November when our weather is picture perfect, the sand sculpting festival draws artists from all over the world to compete for the grand prize. Recently named America’s #1 Beach, the Siesta Key Crystal Classic has become a favorite of the professional sand sculptors who have competed here. The event begins on Friday November 11th and … Read More! »