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

By | December 22, 2016

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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

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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

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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! »