Sarasota History Alive 13th Edition

By | January 4, 2012

Established in 1899 the Sarasota Times was the only newspaper at the turn of the century in Sarasota. It moved from its original location on 241 Main Street to 1216 1st Street in 1926. For most of its life, the publication was run by an enterprising woman named Rose Wilson. Her husband, C.V., passed away, and she was faced with producing a weekly newspaper, selling advertising and producing … Read More! »

Sarasota History Alive 12th Edition

By | December 28, 2011

Just before Christmas, Santa Claus jumped out of a plane and landed in a Sarasota family’s backyard! This goes to show he doesn’t always shimmy down a chimney to deliver good cheer – in this case yummy candy canes. Santa took footage of his own jump and we are happy to present it for you to experience what it is like for him during his hectic season. Every … Read More! »

January Events in Sarasota

By | December 27, 2011

  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. 1st Penguin Island at Mote Marine Aquarium Sarasota Mote Marine Aquarium Jan. 4th Shake, Rattle & Roll at the Goldstein Cabaret Sarasota … Read More! »

Sarasota History Alive 11th Edition

By | December 21, 2011

If by chance you are getting a little weary with the many jingles that are played throughout the season, we have the cure for that. How about putting a local ditty in your repertoire? It was produced by Hack Swain and to this day it is a favorite – we just added some great photos for your enjoyment.   Courtesy of Sarasota History Alive!

Sarasota History Alive 10th Edition

By | December 7, 2011

Recently, I was asked if there were any notorious gangsters that stayed in Siesta Key or visited here secretly. After turning to my most reliable local history buffs, no one could verify if this were true or not. One thing I can say for sure, Sarasota had its share of notorious murders and attempted murders. Today we are featuring the story of Judge John Early and the assassination … Read More! »

4 Mistakes Foreclosure Buyers Make

By | December 2, 2011

Due to the mortgage crisis that our country faced over the last several years, there are continually more and more foreclosure properties that are being put up for sale everywhere you turn. Of course, this can be very tempting for homebuyers as people can sometimes get properties for 30% or even less on the dollar. However, if you are considering a foreclosure property for your next purchase, then … Read More! »

Sarasota History Alive 9th Edition

By | December 1, 2011

The Lido Beach Casino This past week was filled with some of that $500-a-day weather that visitors clamor for to visit the beach. While Sarasota tourism was given a boost with Siesta Key having the ‘whitest sand in the world’ designation, there is also a beach that has a heralded past and a national reputation – Lido Beach. It wasn’t the sand that brought locals and visitors together, … Read More! »

December Events in Sarasota

By | November 30, 2011

  The year is coming to an end but there’s no end to the number of fun things to do in the Sarasota area! Check out just a few of the activities happening in the area during the month of December: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Dec. 1st Eddie Herr International Youth Tennis Tournament @ IMG Academies Bradenton Eddie Herr Tournament Dec. 1-31st … Read More! »

Sarasota History Alive 8th Edition

By | November 29, 2011

The City of Sarasota’s Municipal Auditorium/Recreation Club, 801 North Tamiami Trail, consists of a barrel vaulted auditorium and an attached two-story, semi-circular recreation club. The building was constructed in 1937; a second floor was added to the recreation club portion in 1940. The building, designed by Sarasota architects Thomas Reed Martin and Clarence A. Martin, features architectural elements and decorative motifs of the Art Deco and Moderne styles. … Read More! »

Sarasota Real Estate Market Statistics for October 2011

By | November 18, 2011

The Sarasota Association of Realtors reports that property sales for October 2011 in the Sarasota real estate market outpaced last October, with 577 this year compared to only 487 at the same time last year. This represents an 18.4 percent increase, and could be a harbinger for a busy season. There was also a small increase in transactions compared to September 2011, when 570 sales were recorded. Overall, … Read More! »