Real Estate and Community News in the Sarasota/Bradenton Area 

April 9, 2021

Tourist need to be Suspicious of every Lake in Florida

Lakes in Lakewood Ranch are dotted within the landscape and makes it really easy for these animals to travel and find new homes. They are really active during the mating months of May and June. This video was taken by Lakewood Ranch resident Gordon Silver in his backyard! 

 

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April 7, 2021

Top 5 Things That Are Happening This Weekend! April 9th-11th

 

Saturday Farmers Market with Live Music in Bradenton |9am-2pm

40+ Vendors with organic products right here in the Manatee area!

 

Saturday Farmers Market in Sarasota | April 10th 7am-1pm @ State St & Lemon Ave

You can see the complete vendor list at SarasotaFarmersMarket.org

 

Venice Chalk Festival| April 9th-11th | Venice Municipal Airport 150 Airport Ave E, Venice, FL

The Chalk Festival is held every November at the Venice Airport Fairgrounds on the island of Venice, Florida, about half an hour from Sarasota. This four-day event gives everyone an opportunity to participate in this creative process. You can see the largest gathering of famous pavement artists and observe how they transform the road surface into a canvas-like masterpiece filled with chalk.

This art form appeared in Italy during the 16th century. Italian street artists “Madonnari,” have been creating their work since the Middle Ages and until World War II. In the 1970s that art was revived at the International Madonnari Festival in Grazie di Curtatone in Northern Italy.

From 2010, the Chalk Festival has featured the biggest number of 3D pavement paintings ever created in one location. The artists who create them invite visitors during the festival to step into their artwork, becoming a part of it. After six seasons in Sarasota, it moved to Venice, Florida. The festival attracts about 50,000 visitors every year.

 

Saint Armands Circle, Sarasota, 34236 | April 10th-11th | 10am-5pm

The 2021 January St. Armands Circle Art Festival has been rescheduled to take place in April! St. Armand’s Circle will once again come alive with gallery-style booths filled with every medium of fine art during the 18th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival. The popular free, outdoor event takes place along South Boulevard of Presidents and inside St. Armands Circle. National and local artists are set to display their fine works in a prestigious show encompassing life-sized sculpture, fine jewelry, striking works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. Whether your passions run to sparkling jewels and one of a kind paintings; exquisitely crafted glass work or an art deco sculpture, you are sure to find it during the free, two-day event.

 

Sunday at The Sarasota Polo Club Anniversary Season at the Sarasota Polo Club beginning Sunday December 13th, 2020 thru Sunday April 25th, 2021 | Sunday 1pm-4pm | EVERY WEEK!

Sunday Polo matches are open to the public every Sunday at 1pm beginning December 13th, 2020 through April 25th, 2021. Gates open at 10am. Fieldside general admission tailgating, reserved midfield premium seating or VIP midfield boxes are available for Sunday Polo. Children 12 and under are free, (general admission tailgating). Exciting polo action, opening parade, live national anthem, theme weeks, half-time entertainment, food, drinks, and divot-stomping. Dress comfortably and for the weather. Remember, you will be walking on the grass. Well socialized dogs are welcome on a leash.

 

 

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April 5, 2021

Classic Car Shows in Lakewood Ranch!

 

First Wednesday of each month from 5pm-8pm!

The Classic Car Show is a community event that takes place on Main Street the First Wednesday of Each Month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m..  April 7th

Bring your ride or just enjoy the family friendly atmosphere while you gaze at the classics! You can bring anything on wheels to participate! It’s just $10 per Vehicle and there are no restrictions! Oh and don’t forget the food, music and prizes that take place during this event! To participate and to find out more information contact Lance by phone at 941-371-1061 , or by email at lance@collectorcarstv.com.

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April 1, 2021

Top 5 Things That Are Happening This Weekend! April 2nd-4th

 

 

Steve Arvey with Tiki Vibes | Sat April 3, 2021 | Bahi Hut 4675 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota,34234

Saturday Night, Steve Arvey will be playing under the Banyan Tree. Check out his past performances:

https://www.youtube.com/SteveArvey

 

Lido Beach Spring Craft Show | Come be part of the event on April 3-4, 2021 at Lido Beach in Sarasota, FL - the premiere of the Lido Beach Spring Craft Show. Produced by Paragon Festivals and graciously hosted by the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association with the Humane Society of Sarasota the event’s Special Guest.

Artisans and crafters from across Florida and throughout America will create a palette of artistic creations in mediums such as sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, glass, ceramics, mixed-media, metalwork, fiber art, woodworking and more.  If you do not find exactly what you wish, consider commissioning a piece made specifically for you as the artists creating all these works will be present at the event. 

Hours of the Lido Beach Spring Craft Show are Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is free. Come discover the beauty and functionality in what people create.  Find that piece of art for home or office to enrich your life and inspire you each day.

 

 

McGrath’s Irish Ale House | 8110 Lakewood Main Street, Bradenton, FL 34202, 

Celtic Conundrum are known for creating new traditional music, exceptional harmonies, and heart stopping vocals! Hailing from Dunedin, Florida, a town with Celtic roots, the band's music is further influenced by rock, folk, and the world! Danny, Pamela Jo, and Gene, the members of Celtic Conundrum, have toured throughout most of the world before joining together to develop a unique style, coined as American Celtic. The band's original music and their arrangements of traditional songs has been very well received worldwide and in publications to include Irish Music Magazine.

 

 

Cars & Coffee on Cattlemen | 1749 Cattlemen Rd

All Cars/trucks/vehicles welcome. Come hang out, have a coffee and some doughnuts. This is a very relaxed event with no judgement. Just cars enthusiasts gathering to appreciate the car culture. No burnouts, No Drama. Kid Friendly

 

Easter Eggstravaganza on Sunday at The Sarasota Polo Club Anniversary Season at the Sarasota Polo Club beginning Sunday December 13th, 2020 thru Sunday April 25th, 2021 | Sunday 1pm-4pm | EVERY WEEK!

Sunday Polo matches are open to the public every Sunday at 1pm beginning December 13th, 2020 through April 25th, 2021. Gates open at 10am. Fieldside general admission tailgating, reserved midfield premium seating or VIP midfield boxes are available for Sunday Polo. Children 12 and under are free, (general admission tailgating). Exciting polo action, opening parade, live national anthem, theme weeks, half-time entertainment, food, drinks, and divot-stomping. Dress comfortably and for the weather. Remember, you will be walking on the grass. Well socialized dogs are welcome on a leash.

 






Posted in Community News
March 29, 2021

New Car Service Expands to Sarasota

 

JOHN ELSESER, CEO and founder of Executive Transportation, has been running a successful ground transportation business for over 20 years in Ohio, where his fleet was accustomed to driving athletes and celebrities to events and private parties or transporting executives to meetings and private airports daily. Arriving in Sarasota, however, Elseser saw a different need for his services.

An 85-year-old friend of his mother in Largo had expressed concerns about driving after she received the COVID-19 vaccine shot and asked his mom to drive her. Realizing that others, too, would like the reassurance of company and not having to drive themselves, he found a new customer. Passengers have responded positively, welcoming the assistance of a dedicated driver to bring them to and from their appointments. With so much uncertainty revolving around the vaccine process, Elseser has found that eliminating unnecessary stressors with traffic, parking, and directions has brought comfort to the senior client.

All Executive Transportation drivers are professional chauffeurs who have completed background checks and drug screening. The vehicles are cleaned and sanitized after each ride, and drivers are following all PPE requirements. Executive Transportation is dedicated to safety and offering the most personalized experience available. Geraldo Rivera, who also hails from Ohio, was one of John’s first Sarasota clients, saying, “Executive Transportation is my go-to car service whenever I’m down here in and around Sarasota. The cars are terrific and the drivers professional, courteous, and prompt. John’s team is the best around.”

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March 25, 2021

What's Happening This Weekend! March 26th - 28th

LOT'S OF LIVE MUSIC!!

 

 

Pop Up Comedy Shows | March 27th, 7-8:30pm @ Hot Yoga 4 You |

4021 Clark Rd,
Sarasota, FL

Tickets are 12$ and are offering a great lineup of comedians. There is no

drink minimum..so

bring your own thermos! 

 

Live Music with Sam Domicola | Saturday March 27th 7pm-10pm |

Cafe Venice Restaurant | 101 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 

 

Live Music by Trebble Hook 7 Food BY Delta Slims  | Saturday March 27th 7-11pm | Bahi Hut Tiki Cocktail Lounge | 4675 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

 

Tampa Bay Pizza Festival | Saturday 11am-9am Pepin’s Hospitality Centre | 4121 N 50th st, Tampa, FL 

This event is hosted by Bud Light & Bud Light Seltzer| if you love PIZZA then you won’t want to miss this event. 

 

Spring Break on The Green Beach Sunday Polo at The Sarasota Polo Club Anniversary Season at the Sarasota Polo Club beginning Sunday December 13th, 2020 thru Sunday April 25th, 2021 | Sunday 1pm-4pm | EVERY WEEK!

Sunday Polo matches are open to the public every Sunday at 1pm beginning December 13th, 2020 through April 25th, 2021. Gates open at 10am. Fieldside general admission tailgating, reserved midfield premium seating or VIP midfield boxes are available for Sunday Polo. Children 12 and under are free, (general admission tailgating). Exciting polo action, opening parade, live national anthem, theme weeks, half-time entertainment, food, drinks, and divot-stomping. Dress comfortably and for the weather. Remember, you will be walking on the grass. Well socialized dogs are welcome on a leash.

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March 22, 2021

New College of Florida found its Rowing Home at Nathan Benderson Park

Sarasota's rowing community just got a boost. 

On Tuesday, New College of Florida and Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates announced that Nathan Benderson Park will be the home of the college's club rowing team, New Crew SRQ. The club will also allow students from other local colleges to join, becoming the first multi-college club rowing team in the Sarasota area. Club members will be able to train daily at the park. The club will be coached by current New College student Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt. Although the club will be competing in regattas, Ginsberg-Klemmt said New Crew SRQ will be about more than just winning. 

“The goal of New Crew SRQ is to create an inclusive rowing culture and a sense of unity among New College students,” Ginsberg-Klemmt said. “New Crew is a flexible rowing program designed to accommodate both scullers and sweep rowers, people who want to compete in regional regattas, and folks interested in physical fitness and camaraderie.”SANCA President and CEO Tomás Herrera-Mishler said the partnership will open doors for its participants, providing a sense of connection and an instillation of discipline that will serve them throughout their life. The club also revealed its oar design at a press conference Tuesday, a dark blue swirl on a light blue background.

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March 18, 2021

Top 5 Things That are Happening This Weekend 3/19

 

Rosemary Indie Market | Fixation Boutique 1108 N Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236

Saturday, March 20th, 11am-4pm

Join Fixxation Boutique in welcoming the 73Degree Flea. Browse a curated selection of locally made goods while sippin' on craft brews and eating yummy food. There is something here for everyone!

 

 

Motorworks Comedy Night | Saturday March 20 @9pm | Motorworks Brewing 1014 9th Street West Bradenton, FL 34205 

Join us in the taproom for live stand-up comedy show hosted by Johnny B, with headliner Matt Fernandez and featuring Rick Hicken!

 

 

The Markets at UTC Mall | 140 University Town Center Drive Sarasota, FL 34243

This Spring Edition will showcase artisans from across central Florida. Handmade soaps, candles, clothing, jewelry, home decor, glass, wood, metal, and more. Don't miss your chance to find a unique one-of-a-kind pick from our talented list of artisans. Every piece you take home supports our local small business owners and their families while you get a unique piece to show off for many years to come.

The market will be positioned right in front of the main entrance of The Mall at University Town Center only on March 13th & 14th, and 20th & 21st, from 10 am to 6 pm. The event is pet-friendly and we will have local food trucks from Sarasota providing food and beverages at affordable prices, plus some snacks like Cotton Candy, and Kettle Corn.

 

 

John Hopkins Kids Day at Sunday Polo at The Sarasota Polo ClubAnniversary Season at the Sarasota Polo Club beginning Sunday December 13th, 2020 thru Sunday April 25th, 2021 | Sunday 1pm-4pm | EVERY WEEK!

Sunday Polo matches are open to the public every Sunday at 1pm beginning December 13th, 2020 through April 25th, 2021. Gates open at 10am. Fieldside general admission tailgating, reserved midfield premium seating or VIP midfield boxes are available for Sunday Polo. Children 12 and under are free, (general admission tailgating). Exciting polo action, opening parade, live national anthem, theme weeks, half-time entertainment, food, drinks, and divot-stomping. Dress comfortably and for the weather. Remember, you will be walking on the grass. Well socialized dogs are welcome on a leash.

 

 

Enjoy Movies on Siesta Key Beach Every Sunday at 7pm | 100 Beach Road Siesta Key, FL 34242

Come join your favorite Siesta Key crowd for a beachfront movie showing. Mr. Siesta Key presents Movies on Siesta Key Beach, a family-friendly beach event showcasing our most favorite movies. Bring your beach chairs and blankets to Beach Access 3 for a FREE movie on the sand! Parking is not onsite, but park at an access and walk or take the trolley. Please remember to be respectful of COVID-19 precautions and maintain 6 foot distance from all other attendees.Also, we care about our wildlife, be sure to remove all trash and items from the beach once the show is over! Brought to you by your favorite Siesta Key Realtor, Mr. Siesta Key.

 

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March 15, 2021

Celebrate St.Patrick's Day at The Sarasota Polo Club

 

Ranch Nights in Lakewood Ranch  |Wednesday, March 17th @ 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Location : Sarasota Polo Club: 8201 Polo Club Lane

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! LIVE music by local band Whiskey Blind + special Irish-inspired eats. There are new food trucks each week, an outdoor bar by Sarasota Polo Club, and the LWR cornhole league with MVP sports!

The food trucks scheduled for St. Patrick's Day:Above the Grain , Smokin Momma Lora’s, IL Petraro, Got Lobstah, Bite Me Cookies by Cindy

 

*In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the food truck schedule may change without notice.

Posted in Community News
March 11, 2021

Top 5 Things That Are Happening This Weekend! March 12th-14th

WEE BIT Early St Paddy’s Day Party at 3 Keys Brewing & Eatery | Friday March 12 6pm-12pm | 3 Keys Brewing & Eatery  2505 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208

Please join us as we kick off the St Patrick's Day season a wee bit early at 3 Keys Brewery! Our musical guests will be Eireann's Call. This Florida-based band weaves together Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian, and World music traditions to create something unforgettable.

Bagpipes, Fiddle, Accordion, Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Tight vocal harmonies.

Along with the great music please enjoy the delicious food & beer offered by 3 Keys!!

As always, stop by our St Patrick's Day themed raffle table and purchase tickets to win great prizes which helps us support our local & regional Celtic arts & athletics!

 

Sarasota Farmers Market | March 13th - 9am-12:30 | 1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL

 

Saturday Bradenton Farmers Market | 1005 1st Ave W Bradenton, FL 

Over 40+ vendors will be there this Saturday! The offerings range from fresh food and farm goods to hand-curated crafts and vintage finds. Enjoy different live music acts every week against the beautiful backdrop of historic Downtown Bradenton while shopping for locally sourced and organic produce in the Manatee area.

 

POP-UP Comedy Show 9PM-10:30PM| Hot Yoga 4 You | 4021 Clark Road, Sarasota

The Pop Up Comedy shows @ HotYoga4You is hosting an amazing weekend of shows (4 shows) with the Master of Hilarity at 102.5 THE BONE, Johnny Bell headlining all 4 shows. We also have featured guest, the hilarious Sofia Sanchez and hosting the show is the great Rosco Nash.

 

Watch Some Polo! St. Patrick's Day!

Anniversary Season at the Sarasota Polo Club beginning Sunday December 13th, 2020 thru Sunday April 25th, 2021 | Sunday 1pm-4pm | EVERY WEEK!

Sunday Polo matches are open to the public every Sunday at 1pm beginning December 13th, 2020 through April 25th, 2021. Gates open at 10am. Fieldside general admission tailgating, reserved midfield premium seating or VIP midfield boxes are available for Sunday Polo. Children 12 and under are free, (general admission tailgating). Exciting polo action, opening parade, live national anthem, theme weeks, half-time entertainment, food, drinks, and divot-stomping. Dress comfortably and for the weather. Remember, you will be walking on the grass. Well socialized dogs are welcome on a leash.

 

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