Sarasota/Bradenton Real Estate and Community News

April 19, 2018

102 Woodingham Drive, Venice, FL 34292

Great Bones with updated systems and spectacular water views, ready for your personal updates, best describes this 3 bedroom 2 bath home in "Chestnut Creek". Newer roof, hot water heater, plumbing has been re-piped, and new AC in ’13. Upon entering the home you will certainly appreciate the open and spacious split floor plan. The chef of the home will appreciate the sizable kitchen with ample cabinetry and breakfast Bar. Relax in your living room complete with a stone face wood burning fireplace, cathedral ceilings, and tile flooring. There is a large sized dining area to comfortably accommodate all your guests. Relax on the wonderful enclosed lanai while enjoying the views of the lake and mature landscape. Chestnut Creek is a well-maintained and scenic community conveniently located off of Center Road in Venice. This home is not in the 55+ section and is not maintenance-free. Enjoy all that this much sought after area has to offer, with our award winning beaches, shopping, restaurants, the Arts of Sarasota, and 3 International Airports just minutes away.

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April 19, 2018

3730 Cadbury Circle Unit 330, Venice, FL 34293

Don't miss one of the largest Condos in the areas most desired 55+ community of Jacaranda Trace. At just under 1725 square feet, this large open concept home boasts a very large living/dining area with 2 large bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, plus a wonderful den and two balconies for you to enjoy the tranquility of sitting outside while you view the million dollar sunsets. Fresh neutral paint from top to bottom and brand new carpet make this home a move-in ready plus. This wonderful home comes with under building parking space and a locked storage unit. Memberships for pool, activities and amenities are available. The low monthly fee includes cable & water & sewer. Maintenance free living leaves plenty of time to enjoy all that this much sought after area has to offer, with our award winning beaches, shopping, restaurants, the Arts of Sarasota, and 3 International Airports just minutes away.

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April 18, 2018

Top 5! Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Here is what's happening nearby!

April 20, 2018: It's Music in the Park at the Riverwalk in Bradenton. Bring a picnic basket, blankets or chairs, and your furry companions on leashes to the Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater and enjoy the show — Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, for free! Drinks and snacks available for purchase. This concert series will occur every Friday evening through April 27, 2018. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater.

April 20 - 21, 2018: Check out the 9th Annual Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds featuring chicken, ribs, pork and beef brisket.  There are numerous events open to the public and there will be numerous BBQ teams competing for a $20,000 cook-off contest purse, plus live music with the Lonesome River band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, and Volume Five along with a chili cook off, kids park and more. Fri: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.,  Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free parking and admission. Venice Airport Festival Grounds, 595 Airport Ave E., Venice, FL. 

April 20 - 22, 2018: The 36th annual Suncoast Boat Show takes place at downtown Sarasota's Bayfront Marina. 100s of watercraft on display. Along with boats and yachts there will be marine products and accessories. Cruisers, Runabouts, Bowriders, Sportfishers, Center Consoles, Motor Yachts, Inflatables and more. Thurs -  Sat: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m, Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Adults $14, under 15 free. Marina Jack’s, #2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL

April 21, 2018: It's the Sarasota International Dragon Boat FestivalEveryone ages 12+ are invited to take part. Gather 24 of your friends, co-workers, church friends, family, etc. and form a team! Boats, life-vests, paddles and coaches are provide the fun! Race distances include 200m and 500m events for Sport and Community Division teams, with the addition of the ever-thrilling 2k pursuit for Sport Division teams only. Interested teams are required to sign up in advance for a fee. Various entrant/team fees. Beer garden, food vendors, Health & Wellness Village and more. This event is open to the public for free. $5 parking (cash only). This festival benefits the local non-profit, In the Pink. For more information call  904-534-3266. Join in on the fun and get bit by the dragon! 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL. 

 April 21, 2018: Sponsored by People for Trees, Inc., “Tree Fair 2018,” will offer hundreds of 3-gallon native trees (approx.6-8 feet tall) for sale for only $15 each. Choose from Florida Sweetgum, American Elm, Bald Cypress, Slash Pine, Southern Red Cedar, Dahoon Holly, Pignut Hickory. The native shrubs of Walter’s Viburnum and Wax Myrtle will also be available.  You can find out more information about these glorious trees and how to plant and maintain them by attending a free indoor 30-minute tree workshop at 11:30 that will include a slideshow presentation and handouts. Fairy House display and contest, music by “Rev. Faerie” Elaine Silver, tree-climbing demonstrations and Q&A by “Simply Trees” certified arborists. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. North Port Community Education Center, 4940 Pan Am Blvd., North Port, FL. More information at (941) 426-9752.




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April 11, 2018

This week's top 5! Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Here's what's happening in the area!

April 13, 2018: It's Music in the Park at the Riverwalk in BradentonBring a picnic basket, blankets or chairs, and your furry companions on leashes to the Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater and enjoy the show — The Glass Onion Beatles Band, for free! Drinks and snacks available for purchase. This concert series will occur every Friday evening through April 27, 2018. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater.

April 13, 2018: The Sarasota Film Festival Celebrates with an Opening Night Block Party for its 20th year with features that will include live music and live art creations or you may relax like a movie star in a private VIP cabana. Tangina Stone will perform with DJ Whitney plus the rock band Seratones from Louisiana. 9 p.m. Tickets $25 - $1,000. Selby Five Points Park, 61 N. Pineapple Ave, downtown Sarasota, FL. 

April 14, 2018: Enjoy the 7th Annual Cajun Crawfish & Seafood Festival with Cajun food, live music featuring the Gumbo Boogie Band, games, face painting and inflatables along with a $10,000 cash raffle. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adults $5, Kids 5 & under free, St. Martha Catholic School, 4380 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota. 

April 14, 2018: You might want to check out Taste of the Ranch, the first ever, and taste your way through savory local favorites, sip on distinctive wines, and enjoy unique craft brews.  No matter your flavor preference, you'll find something divine and delectable at this community event. Local legend, Sam Woolf, who performed on American Idol will be on stage for a live performance. Admission starts at $50 for General Admission and is $150 for VIP. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL. 

April 14, 2018: It's the "Beach'N Food Truck Festival" featuring several live bands, a huge classic car show from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., arts and crafts vendors, a kid zone and Local bands will be performing live music to keep you jamming all throughout the day into the evening...lots of food trucks including some of the area's favorite food trucks! Refreshing adult beverages will be available – from wine, margaritas, rum runners and cold beer to soft drinks and water. Parking is available on Coquina Beach. You can also park in other locations further away along Bradenton Beach, Manatee Public Beach, etc. and ride the free trolley to the event. Event runs 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. South end of Coquina Beach, just south of the trolley turn around.,  Anna Maria Island, FL.

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April 6, 2018

6614 Peach Tree Creek Road, Bradenton, FL 34203

This wonderful 3 bedroom 3 bath pool home has been meticulously maintained. On the exterior, you will adore the fabulous curb appeal and serene water views. The chef of the home will certainly appreciate the large eat-in gourmet kitchen with double refrigerators, stainless appliances, granite counters, wood cabinetry, prep-island, and breakfast bar. The dual master suites make this home perfect for multi-generational living. Master Suite#1 is complete with direct access to the pool, large walk-in closet, luxurious bathroom, and adjoining work-out/bonus room or nursery. Master Suite #2 also offers a sizeable master bath, dual vanity, soaking tub, and walk-in shower. You are certain to appreciate the massive pool & spa area which is ideal for relaxing. Golf cart and storage needs are handled well with the oversized 2 car garage. The big ticket items have been addressed – new roof in ’15, new windows in ’14, new AC in ’09. You will enjoy an equity Class "A" golf membership to Tara Golf & C.C. Amenities included with membership to this private club are a championship golf course, Har-tru tennis courts, exercise facility with state of the art equipment, swimming pool, sauna hot tub, driving range, putting green, Clubhouse with fine dining/grill room and a very active social membership. The much desired community of Tara is located within minutes to world class dining, shopping, the Arts of Sarasota, 3 airports, our award winning beaches. Purchase with confidence, there is a 1 Year Home Buyer Warranty included!

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April 4, 2018

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

April 6th-8th:  Explore new ideas and everything for the home at the Sarasota Bradenton Spring Home Show.  Interact with a wide variety of home improvement experts and get inspired for your next DIY home project.  Free admission and parking.  Friday  & Saturday 10am -7 pm & Sunday 10 am-6 pm.  Robarts Arena at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL  


April 6th: It's the first Friday of the month, so that means Music on Main at Lakewood Ranch is from 6 p.m. -  9 p.m.! Beer, wine and food sales. 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


April 7thThere’s a Tampa Bay Lightning Viewing Party in the form of a block party on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch.  Check out the game against the Carolina Hurricanes along with the Bolts’ Mascot, Thunder Bug and the Lightning Girls!  Bring a chair, but no cooler.  Dogs on a short leash are welcome.  Free admission.  Party starts at 5pm.  Gametime 7pm. 8131 Lakewood Main St, Lakewood Ranch.


April 8th -1:00 PM – 4:00 PM -Wine on the Water -Sunday afternoon is the perfect time for a casual, alfresco wine tasting on the waterfront. Don’t miss this last opportunity to taste a huge selection of wines poured by our cherished volunteers. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon while listening to the sounds of The Kat Crosby Band, a magical bluesy, jazzy band and one of our favorites. $25 per person for 6 tastes of wine. Food available for purchase. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, N. Tamiami Trl.  Sarasota, FL  34236


April 8th:  The 14th Annual Capt. John Breuggeman Memorial Grouper Tournament!  It’s a one-day offshore tournament with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, plus a trophy for the biggest catch.  There is an after tournament barbecue and raffle for a kayak.  To register, go to 


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April 3, 2018

13063 Tigers Eye Drive, Venice, FL 34292

Enjoy maintenance free living in the lovely Stoneywood Cove Community. This well maintained 2 Bedroom, 2-½ Bath, plus Den, Townhome is ready to move into! The spacious first floor features the Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, a conveniently located Half Bath and tranquil screened Lanai. Upstairs, you will find two large Bedrooms, two full Baths and an Office/Den. Stoneywood Cove Community is conveniently located near I-75, wonderful Venice beaches, shopping, restaurants and downtown Venice!

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March 28, 2018

This week's top 5! Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s what's happening!

March 30, 2018:  It's Music in the Park at the Riverwalk in Bradenton from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Bring a picnic basket, blankets or chairs, and pets on leashes to the Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater and enjoy the show — Summer Survivors, for free! Drinks and snacks available for purchase. Free admission. Downtown Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater. 


March 31, 2018:  The Sandbar Restaurant will host its 32nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m., at the pavilion at the Sandbar.  Make sure to bring your own baskets for the Easter Egg Hunt.  After the hunt, the kids will be led, by the Easter Bunny, down Pine Avenue where the Easter Egg Roll and Bonnet contest will take place.  Refreshments will be provided by the Sandbar.  Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria Island, FL. 


March 31, 2018:  It's the 22nd Annual Big Truck Day Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt at Nathan Benderson Park from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and it's a fun annual happening featuring all kinds of trucks; fire trucks, dump trucks and more for kids to climb into. And with it being Easter weekend, there will be 2 Easter egg hunts at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., so bring a basket. One hunt is for kids 4 and under. One is for kids 5 and older. Photos with the Easter Bunny, games and other kids activities, too. Food and concessions available. Free admission. 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL. More at 941-861-5000. 


April 1, 2018:  Enjoy Easter Sunday Brunch at Marie Selby Gardens with brunch provided by Michael's on the Bay with a carving station, omelets made to order and a dessert bar. The kids will enjoy an Easter egg hunt around the gardens. There will be live music and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Seating is from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. $30 - $80. Your brunch purchase is accompanied by admission to the Gardens for the day. Free on-site parking at Selby Gardens is limited. A complimentary trolley service will be available to and from the Friendship Center. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL. 


April 1, 2018: Delight in an extravagant Easter Brunch on Sarasota Bay at the beautiful Powel Crosley Estate. Breakfast includes a Belgium waffles station, traditional breakfast favorites: bacon, sausage, eggs, croissants, jams and breakfast breads. Brunch selections include salmon and shrimp options. There's also a carving station of ham with a tropical pineapple salsa and bourbon glazed skirt steak. Brunch includes vegetarian options and a wide assortment of freshly made salads and delicious desserts. Your private table is 


March 21, 2018

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

March 23-25, 2018:  32nd Annual Heintz & Becker De Soto Seafood Fest!  Live music, including Craig Wayne Boyd and Eric Paslay.  Free  admission.  The Seafood Fest will be held Friday, March 23rd from 5 PM-10 PM, Saturday, March 24th from 11 AM-10 PM. & Sunday, March 25th Noon-6 PM.  Location: Sutton & Lamb Park, 1050 6th Street W. Palmetto (on the corner of 6th St. W and 10th Ave W).


March 23, 2018: Music in the Park at Riverwalk in Bradenton 6 PM – 8 PM.  Bring a picnic basket, blankets or chairs and your pets on leashes to the Bradenton Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater and enjoy the show-Renesito!  Drinks and snacks available for purchase. Free Admission.  Downtown Bradenton Riverwalk Amphitheater. 


March 24th 2018:  The 10th Annual “Toast to Venice” wine, beer and food festival, hosted by The Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club. Live entertainment, a silent auction, yummy samples from local chefs, beer and wine tasting and more.  2 PM-5 PM.  Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 the day of the event at the gate.  Maxine Barritt Park, 1800 Harbor Drive S., Venice


March 24-25, 2018:  The 9th Annual Downtown Sarasota Springfest Arts and Craft Show.  Featuring the creations of talented artists and crafts people from all over in beautiful Five Points Park.  10 a.m. -4:30 p.m. daily.  Free Admission and parking. Downtown Sarasota, Main St & Pineapple St.


March 25th 2018:  “Tour de Parks Fun Ride” on The Legacy Trail to celebrate its 7th Anniversary.  It’s and on-road bicycle tour of varying distances along the paved trails and roads of Sarasota County.  There is a 62 mile, 35 mile and 20 mile, fully supported ride with rest stops.  Ride includes breakfast and lunch.  The first 650 people to register receive t-shirts. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m.  Start and finish at the Historic Venice Train Depot, 303 East Venice Avenue, Venice.  


March 20, 2018

4907 30th Street Court E, Bradenton, FL 34203

Like-New and Move-in Ready! Nestled amongst the mature oaks, this significantly renovated and tastefully updated 3 bedroom 2 bath split floor plan home in Manatee Oaks is certain to check most of the items on your list. The open floor plan is ideal for family and entertaining. Centrally located to all rooms, the updated kitchen boasts ample cabinetry, a full compliment of stainless appliances, and beautiful granite counters. The master suite is generously sized, with brand new carpeting, and has a wonderfully updated bathroom with marble vanity and Roman shower. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are spacious and have also been graced with brand new carpeting. The second bath has been completely renovated and updated. Ideal for the big screen TV, the gathering room is sizable with a cathedral ceiling. Storage is handled well with a 2 car garage and newer storm rated door. The large back yard is fenced and can accommodate most of your plans. This tremendous home is ideally Located close to 3 international airports, minutes to fine dining, shopping, a short drive to downtown Bradenton or the Arts of Sarasota, and just a few short miles to our world famous beaches. This beautiful home is a must see!

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