Siesta Named #1 Beach in America!

By | June 2, 2011

  I told you so, I told you so….  I’m embarrassed but with just cause. My last story informed you that Siesta Key Beach was named the #2 beach in the country and how I knew it was time to vote again!  On my behalf, I did say that to all of us who know and are lucky enough to visit Siesta Beach it will always be the #1 beach … Read More! »

Siesta Named Best Beach in America!

By | June 1, 2011

Siesta Beach is the number one beach in the 21st annual Top 10 Beach List, produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (also known as “Dr. Beach”), Director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research. If you haven’t seen our beaches here in Sarasota, you’re missing out. Siesta Beach or “Crescent Beach” as locals call it has the finest, whitest sand around. This is due to … Read More! »

June in Sarasota

By | May 30, 2011

  Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the beaches, cuisine and culture of Sarasota while the winter crowds have gone north. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the area during the month of June: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information June 1st Pickleball at Woodmere Park Venice Sarasota County Parks June 2nd Sarasota Music Festival: Artist Showcase … Read More! »

Nancy’s Bar-B-Q

By | May 27, 2011

Southern Comfort Foods…Southern Hospitality…Southern “Old Florida” Charm! Dine in…Take Out. Sweet Tea…Cold Beer and Bar-B-Q. “It’s a Sarasota thing”. Sandwiches, Ribs, Chicken, Beef Brisket and Pork… slow cooked for hours allowing spices and smoke to permeate and tenderize the meat. In addition to Nancy’s time-tested dry rub, there are two sauces–sweat or spicy…you decide. I suggest you try both! Side dishes include…but not limited to…Beans, of course, slaw, … Read More! »

Housing Shortage on the Horizon?

By | May 23, 2011

Mike Castleman, founder and CEO of Metrostudy, which tracks real-time data of the country’s inventory of new homes, says a housing shortage is looming that will soon will create a huge surge in demand for new homes. As such, now is the time to buy, he says. In the 41 cities Metrostudy covers, 78,000 houses are either vacant and for sale, or under construction — that is less … Read More! »

Florida Studio Theatre (FST)

By | May 19, 2011

“Exciting, Entertaining, Forever Contemporary Theatre” – Scene Magazine. Currently in his 31st Season as FST Artistic Director, Richard Hopkins had a vision. In 1980, FST was a small, alternative touring theatre. Hopkins’ focus was on taking contemporary theatre to new audiences. Over the years, FST and the audience have evolved and expanded, growing even more fervent in the value of contemporary theatre. Hopkins states “theatre must be affordable … Read More! »

Real Estate Market Statistics for April

By | May 17, 2011

The Sarasota Board of Realtors reports that a total of 759 property sales were closed in the Sarasota real estate market in April 2011, continuing a strong spring surge that reached the 800 level in March. The recent sales rush has taken the market to the highest levels since the fall of 2005 when sales started to decline. Prices also maintained their highest levels of the year in … Read More! »

Savor Sarasota is Back!

By | May 15, 2011

It’s that time of year again! The 6th Annual Savor Sarasota Week is back!  If you are anything like my husband and I, you might find yourself going to the same restaurants every time you go out. As we learned about Savor Sarasota week 3 years ago, we have looked forward to it every year since. If you are new to our beautiful area, or just looking to … Read More! »

Relocating to Sarasota Series

By | May 11, 2011

When my husband and I relocated to Sarasota 4 years ago, we realized how difficult and tiring it can be to find all of the places that are so important, i.e. a great vet, a great doctor, the best schools, your favorite banker or pharmacist, your favorite restaurants, and of course, a real estate agent that will stick with you as your life and your needs change. This … Read More! »

Siesta Key Beach

By | May 8, 2011

The great Dr. Beach has spoken…and do we have news for you..  Sarasota’s Siesta Key Beach now holds 2010’s Number 2 spot in the Nation for ‘Top Ten Beaches’! Of course it’s still Number 1 for those of us who have chosen to live here and are we ever lucky! It’s the best place we know to take a beach walk, picnic or watch a magnificient sunset.  Some … Read More! »