Sarasota/Bradenton Real Estate and Community News

July 18, 2018

This week's top 5! Looking for something to do this weekend? Here is what's happening!

July 19 - 24, 2018: The USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tournament Championships.The 12U and 16U age groups in both genders will compete July 19-21 with titles in the National Open, Region and Patriot Divisions. The 14U and 18U age groups for both genders compete for Open, Region and Patriot Division titles from July 22-24. The tournament expects to feature over 400 boys’ and girls’ teams from across the country ranging in age from 10-18. Crowds will be large for this 6 -day tournament. Siesta Key volley ball courts. Take your hat and sunscreen. Free admission and parking. Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL.

July 20, 2018: Enjoy Live Music in the Park at Cafe in the Park with (TBA). Food service: 6 p.m., Music: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free admission. Enjoy music, food, weather, and views of Sarasota's most charming little downtown park. Seating is limited so feel free to bring a beach chair or folding chair. Cafe in the Park is just located south of downtown Sarasota in Payne Park, 2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL.

July 20 - 21, 2018: Historic downtown Venice brings back Christmas in July. While basically a sales promotion they will have Santa and Mrs. Claus on hand and participating stores will offer entry forms for a competition to win prizes donated by various member merchants including 4 gifts baskets totaling $1,000. There will also be big sales with over 50 downtown stores and sponsors participating. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free Christmas Trolley rides throughout downtown from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m..

July 21, 2018: Celebrate Star Wars night at LECOM Park as the Bradenton Marauders take on the Daytona. Marauders players will wear Star Wars themed jerseys which will be auctioned off for charity during the game. The jerseys will be available for auction online and inside the park during the game where the jerseys are worn. Winning bidders will be allowed onto the field post game to receive the jersey from the player or coach who wore it. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Game time: 6:30 p.m. LECOM Park, 1611 9th St w., Bradenton, FL. More info: 941-747-3031.

July 21, 2018: It's their annual Christmas in July fundraiser for the Anna Maria Island Privateers Mission of Helping Kids & Community. See Santa and his sleigh at 6 p.m. for pictures with you and your kids. There will be a “Lotto Board” Raffle with Tickets going on sale at the Drift In on Bridge Street. The Lotto Board is guaranteed a $100.00 in Cash and a whole bunch of Lottery Tickets for your Scratching pleasure for more Pirate Booty. The Drift In on Bridge Street will be having a Pot Luck Christmas Dinner. Bring a Dish to share or make a Donation if you just want to Eat. 5 p.m. - ? 120 Bridge Street., Bradenton Beach, Anna Mairia Island, FL. 941-900-4141.

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July 9, 2018

103 Pinehurst Drive Unit 103, Bradenton, FL 34210

Wildewood Springs is a beautiful community set amongst thousands of tall trees, lush foliage, sparkling lakes, and because it is a designated bird sanctuary, you’ll delight in the wide variety of birds to watch through out the day. This 2nd story condo is just enough space to be comfortable without being too much to worry about. With two spacious bedrooms, two full baths, and an open living and dining area combination, this place is perfect for an investor looking to build a portfolio or a buyer looking to call this place home. The quaint kitchen has new wood-look vinyl flooring in 2017, new washer and dryer in 2017, new microwave in 2017, and new refrigerator in 2018. The guest shower tile was replaced in 2016 giving the area a nice clean look. Other peace of mind updates include a new hot water heater in 2017, newer AC in 2013 and the roof was just resurfaced in 2016. Come see this fantastic condo today!

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July 9, 2018

4404 Forest Creek Trail, Parrish, FL 34219

This charming, gently lived in, meticulously maintained home in Forest Creek offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a spacious den, and large dining area. The open floorplan is ideal for easy daily living and entertaining guests. The bright and cheery Kitchen has white on white cabinets, white subway tile backsplash, and tasteful gray corian counters, and a convenient breakfast bar. The generously sized Master Suite has beautiful wood look flooring and can easily accommodate a king sized bed, dresser, two nightstands, and an armoire. The Master Bath has a large walk in shower, a dual sink vanity with drawers and cabinets, and a linen closet. The Den is located behind double doors and can also be used as an office, media room, or a guest room for visitors. This fantastic home sits on an oversized corner lot with a huge rear yard that has a diagonal view of the pretty pond out back. Forest Creek offers a clubhouse, community pool, a dog park, and walking trails, so whether you’re relaxing on your screened lanai or taking advantage of one of the many community amenities, you’ll love calling this place home.

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June 27, 2018

Boat Races & Fireworks! Looking for something fun to do? Here's what's coming up!

June 28, 2018:  Offshore Grand Prix Festival Kickoff Party & Fundraiser. Featuring an Open Bar, Food Stations catered by Mattison's Bayside, a 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction and live music by Kettle of Fish. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Dress: Island Casual. $150.00 Per Person, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Grand Foyer, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL. 

June 30, - July 1 2018: It's the Sarasota Offshore Boat Races with Superstock & AquaX Races. Live Race Broadcast & Activities from the Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach. Best Viewing off Lido Beach. Free admission and open To The Public. There's also VIP Race Viewing available at the Sandcastle Resort. There's a full slate of racing and festival activities.

July 3, 2018: Sarasota: Get your pre-4th sparkle and boom boom on early! Enjoy music and a spectacular fireworks show with your family. Bring your picnic, blanket or folding chairs. Personal fireworks prohibited. You can bring your own food and drinks, however no glass containers are allowed. A variety of musical groups will perform. Do not bring your dog to this event as the fireworks display may frighten it. Free admission. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fireworks to begin at 9 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL. 

July 4, 2018: Sarasota:  All American Barbecue and Independence Day Celebration on the grounds of Selby Gardens. Enjoy All-American favorites from Michael’s On East, live music from The Hydramatic and family activities as part of the celebration plus enjoy the fireworks over Sarasota Bay from Selby Garden's bay front location. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.  Selby Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL. 941-366-5731 for more info. 

July 4, 2018: Sarasota:  Fireworks Spectacular over Sarasota Bay. Part of the Suncoast Offshore Festival, viewing is free from anywhere downtown including Bayfront Park and Island Park. The display is an awesome sight from a boat anchored on Sarasota Bay. Make sure you bring an umbrella just in case of rain. The Sarasota show starts at dusk or around 9:00 p.m. and is privately funded and charity focused and benefits Suncoast Charities for Children. 

 July 4, 2018: Siesta Key: The 28th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display is set to go!  Fireworks over Siesta Key, are blasted off just north of the volleyball courts, so viewing is good from anywhere south and along Crescent Beach (south of Siesta Public Beach), out on the Gulf, or from the Intracoastal Waterway. Fireworks start around 9 p.m. For more info call: (941) 349-3800. 

July 4, 2018: Venice: The Venice area fireworks are fired from the south Venice Jetty in the Venice Beach area and there are a number of good vantage points: anywhere along Venice Beach, Nokomis Beach, or from a boat on the Gulf of Mexico or anchored on the Intracoastal waterway, northeast of the Jetty on the water. Fireworks go up after sunset. Beach spectators are strongly advised to not bring their own fireworks. With so many people, especially small children, individuals using fireworks can be extremely dangerous. Arrive early as thousands line the beaches, jetty and surrounding waterways. 

July 4, 2018: Anna Maria Island: The 32nd Annual Sandbar Restaurant Fireworks Spectacular is at the Sandbar Restaurant on the north end of the island next to Pine Avenue. Seating at the restaurant is first come, first served. Also, VIP Party Packages are available with prime seating set up on the beach for the fireworks show. Reservations for the VIP Party are required and seating is limited. Fireworks show viewing is free. 100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria Island

July 4, 2018: Bradenton:  Fireworks display over the Manatee River.  The fireworks display is handled by the City of Palmetto. People usually gather along both sides of the Manatee River Riverwalk waterfront in downtown Bradenton and Palmetto around 9 p.m.



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June 20, 2018

This Week's Top 5! Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Here's what's happening June 22nd- 24th

June 22, 2018: Enjoy an evening on the bay front and some free live music as the 17th annual summer music fest kicks off summer with "Friday Fest" at the Van Wezel with live music by Jah Movement. Fronted by hometown hero and vocalist extraordinaire Shantel Norman, Jah Movement plays top 40, Funk, Soul, R&B and Calypso Dance music. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, take in the music along with the beautiful Sarasota sunset and enjoy food and beverage from local vendors. Outside food and drink is prohibited. This free concert series takes place rain or shine, it moves indoors in case of inclement weather. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Bayfront Lawn, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL. 

 June 22, 2018: Enjoy Live Music in the Park at Cafe in the Park with Treedomm. Food service: 6 p.m., Music: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free admission. Enjoy music, food, weather, and views of Sarasota's most charming little downtown park. Seating is limited so feel free to bring a beach chair or folding chair. Cafe in the Park is just located south of downtown Sarasota in Payne Park, 2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL.

June 23 - July 4, 2018: One of the biggest Sarasota happenings of the year is the Suncoast Offshore Powerboat Racing Festival. The Festival is held annually. This race between million-dollar cigarette boats off one of our finest Gulf of Mexico Beaches is one of the must-see Sarasota happenings of the year. You don't need a ticket for the races and you can come as you are. It's smokin' hot! For more information, go to the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Website:  http://sarasotapowerboatgrandprix.org/

June 24, 2018: The Suncoast Grand Prix Car Show: Trophies, Live Music, 50/50 Raffle, Food & Beverages For Purchase, Sarasota Ford Super Duty Truck Display, Custom & Ride-In Motorcycle Show. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Gate Admission Fee - $5 Per Person (Ages 12 & Under Are Free). Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL. 

June 24, 2016: It's the 34th Annual Grand Prix FUN RUN Hosted by Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix. Enjoy a great day of boating and fun in support of charity! Stops include marina Jack, Seafood Shack, The Salty Dog (City Island), The Bridge Tender Inn * Dockside Bar.  All types of powerboats, leisure craft vessels, jet skis, and personal watercraft are welcome. All proceeds to benefit Suncoast Charities for Children. Registration: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Marina Jack, Sarasota Bayfront. Shotgun start at 11:00 am. A ll vessels must return to Marina Jack by 3:00 p.m. Prize/Award Ceremony at 4:00 p.m. Live Music and 50/50 Raffle. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $20 Per Participant - Includes Lunch at Marina Jack & Event T-Shirt. Best Hand Wins - $300 / 2nd Best Hand - $200 / 3rd Best Hand - $100. 

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June 18, 2018

242 Martellago Drive, North Venice, FL 34275

Searching for your perfect Florida home? Look no further. This spacious Correggio model has been highly upgraded and meticulously maintained. From the moment you walk through the front door you will be taken by the amazing Golf Course and Water views. Step onto the Lanai and into your oversized saltwater Spa/Cocktail Pool and you’ll realize just what Florida lifestyle is all about. With thoughtful design features such as crown molding, tray ceilings, and large diagonal tile, this open floor plan is an entertainer’s dream. The Kitchen has extended 42” cabinets with crown molding, tasteful glass tile back splash, granite counters, 4 extra deep storage drawers, and cabinets with pull out shelves. The luxurious Master Bedroom has 2 walk-in closets and a bath suite which includes dual sinks with quartz counters, a garden tub, and a sleek glass enclosed shower. Other features include a Den with wood floors, Dining Room with tray ceiling, and Laundry Room with upgraded wood cabinets and laundry tub. Additional upgrades include impact resistant windows and doors, radiant heat shield in the attic reducing energy bills by 30%, new spa heater and chlorinator, and Summer Kitchen rough in. The Venetian Golf & River Club offers amenities such as a fitness center, aerobics studio, lap and resort style pools, cabana bar, 6 court Har-Tru tennis courts, exquisite dining with a scenic view of the peaceful 70 acre nature park nestled along the Myakka River. The picturesque 18 hole championship golf course winds its way throughout the community which is just minutes from downtown Venice, scenic Venice beaches, and the Venice airport.

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June 13, 2018

This week's top 5! Looking for something to do this weekend? Here is what's happening June 15th-17th!

June 4 - 24, 2018: The Sarasota Orchestra presents The Sarasota Music Festival. From Artist Showcases, Friday Festivals, Saturday Symphonies, Rising Stars, Special Recitals, and more, there's lots to take in. For three weeks you can enjoy the best up and coming young musicians from around the world along with chamber music, master classes and concerts. Enjoy classical music at its finest.  For more information, visit https://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/festival

June 15, 2018: Enjoy Live Music in the Park at Cafe in the Park with Renesito. Food service: 6 p.m., Music: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free admission. Enjoy music, food, weather, and views of Sarasota's most charming little downtown park. Seating is limited so feel free to bring a beach chair or folding chair. Cafe in the Park is just located south of downtown Sarasota in Payne Park, 2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL.

June 16, 2016: It's the resurfacing of "Party on the Pass" to honor and enjoy our shared incredible natural resource with your summer water crew. It's our time, let's have fun, keep it real and leave it cleaner than when we arrived. 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Big Pass Sandbar off Siesta Key's Shell Beach in Big Sarasota Pass across from South Lido Beach. 

June 16 - 17, 2018: See creativity on display at the 26th annual Downtown Venice Craft Festival. What's featured? Stained glass, photography, personalized products for children and dogs alike, and much more! Stroll through the Green Market for plants, handmade soaps, tangy BBQ sauces and live orchids. Traditionally held on the third Saturday and Sunday of June in downtown Venice, Florida, the hours for the free event are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. On Miami Avenue W. in downtown Venice. 

June 17, 2018: Enjoy the season finale of the Selby Garden Music Series with live music by Diego Figueiredo with Chiaraizzi combining Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. Limited seating provided on first come, first served basis. Food and drinks available on site for purchase. No outside food/beverages allowed. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Adults: $25. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL. More info: 941-366-5731.

 

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June 7, 2018

2540 Waldemere Street, Sarasota, FL 34239

Terrific opportunity for investors and builders, this property has great potential. Whether you’re looking to expand your real estate portfolio of rental properties or looking for a fantastic piece of land to build a new, beautiful home on, this is it! Inside this home you’ll find a bright, spacious great room, a bonus area with full bath, an eat- in kitchen, two bedrooms with large closets, a hall linen closet, and the main bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Off of the kitchen and through the sliding glass door is a screened porch overlooking the beautiful tree lined rear yard. This property just needs some TLC and it will shine once again. Adjacent to Arlington Park and within minutes to the many restaurants of Hillview, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Southside Village, St. Armand’s Circle, and world famous Sarasota beaches, there is a reason this area is HOT, HOT, HOT! Property is being sold AS-IS.

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June 6, 2018

This week's top 5! Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's what's happening on June 8th-10th!

June 8, 2018: Enjoy Live Music in the Park at Cafe in the Park with Lesa Silvermore and the Growlers. Food service: 6 p.m., Music: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free admission. Enjoy music, food, weather, and views of Sarasota's most charming little downtown park. Seating is limited so feel free to bring a beach chair or folding chair. Cafe in the Park is just located south of downtown Sarasota in Payne Park, 2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL.

June 8 - 10, 2018: Enjoy the Bradenton Boat Show with a huge selection of new boats, boating accessories. fishing gear and more. Plus the Captain Joe Fishing School where you can learn from expert anglers. Admission: $512 and under are free.Free parking. Fri - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Blvd, Palmetto

June 9, 2018: Take part in the 2nd Annual World Oceans Day Festival, a fun, family friendly event celebrating our salty waters. A variety of ocean themed activities will be available for participants to learn about World Oceans Day. Dip nets into the water and discover the creatures beneath the waves. Learn amazing facts about our large wildlife—like sea turtles. Build oyster mats and explore the history of fishing in Manatee County. Hosted by Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department and Emerson Point Preserve. 9 a.m. - Noon. Emerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL. Reservations are required - Please let them know if you would like to attend by emailing coral.bass@mymanatee.org or calling 941-742-5757 ext. 3.

June 9 - 10, 2018: The 17th annual St. Armand's Craft Festival is held around circle park. You may view and purchase all kinds of artistic works from over 175 artisans with everything from paintings to jewelry, ceramics, pottery and much more. It's a fun event to stroll along through and look at all the uniquely creative ideas on display. St. Armand's Circle is just over the Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota. It's free and there's lots of free parking too. It's from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days.

June 10, 2018: It's Sharky's Sunset Beach Bash to celebrate being voted #1 on a list of Top Florida Beach Bars. The celebration will include free drink samples, food and drink specials, and much more fun. The event will also feature live music. Tickets are $5 and proceeds will be donated to Venice Area Beautification Inc. and Mote Marine Laboratory. 5 p.m. - Sunset. Sharky’s on the Pier, 1600 Harbor Drive South in Venice, FL.

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May 30, 2018

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Here's This Week's Top 5 Weekend Events!

June 1, 2018: Enjoy Live Music in the Park at Cafe in the Park with Rebecca Pulley. Food service: 6 p.m., Music: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free admission. Enjoy music, food, weather, and views of Sarasota's most charming little downtown park. Seating is limited so feel free to bring a beach chair or folding chair. Cafe in the Park is just located south of downtown Sarasota in Payne Park, 2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL.

June 1, 2018: Lakewood Ranch presents Music on Main the first Friday of each month from 6p.m  - 9 p.m! Beer, wine and food available. Bring your chairs, but leave coolers at home. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a short leash. Overflow parking is available at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Lakewood Ranch is off University Parkway east of I-75.

June 2, 2018: Yo-ho, mateys! Bring the kids to Snook Adams Kids Day for a fun celebration to end the school year. The Anna Maria Island Privateers annual fest includes games and prizes, a treasure hunt, pirates, free pizza, hot dogs and drinks. Plus you can see their pirate ship up close and hop aboard. Free. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bay Front Park, 316 North Bay Blvd., Anna Maria Island. More info: 941-249-0782. 

June 2 - 3, 2018: Postponed from last weekend due to the weather, it's the inaugural St. Armand's Seafood & Music Festival taking place in St. Armand's Circle Park featuring seafood prepared fresh on site along with drinks. Enjoy your foodie experience while jamming to live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents. Music will be from such genres as R&B, jazz, classical, calypso, reggae and more. Performers this year are, on Saturday: Nostaljah, Hard Luck Society, Kettle of Fish and Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues.  Sunday performers are: Act 3, RJ Howson, Sarasota Steel Pan Band and Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio. There will also be a marketplace of arts and crafts exhibitors and select from a variety of fine products. While at the event, the Humane Society, co-sponsor, will have their "Big Mac" mobile adoption center onsite. Free general admission. VIP tent admission $130. Various food & drink prices. Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.  St. Armand's Circle, St. Armand's Key, Sarasota, FL.

June 4 - 24, 2018: The Sarasota Orchestra presents The Sarasota Music Festival. From Artisit Showcases, Friday Festivals, Saturday Symphonies, Rising Stars, Special Recitals, and more, there's lots to take in. For three weeks you can enjoy the best up and coming young musicians from around the world along with chamber music, master classes and concerts.Enjoy classical music at its finest. 

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