May 2012

Found 6 blog entries for May 2012.



It has made official by the American Style Magazine readers’ poll for 2012 that Sarasota ranks number one when it comes to the arts.  Sarasota is the most popular city in the U.S. to visit for its art and cultural activities.  The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Arts stands and the center of the Sarasota art community.  The Ringling Museum showcases the personal collection of John and Mable Ringling.  The current collection showcases the paintings and sculptures of the Great Masters such as Rubens.  The Ringling Museum shows the artwork of the European, American, and Asian masters.  The museum was inspired and emulated after the Uffizi Gallery in Florence Italy.  The courtyard of the museum is a magnificent back drop for some of the most famous

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Casey Key’s Caspersen Beach Park gets a facelift!


Besides the fabulous new bathrooms, there is a new boardwalk to and along the beach.  The two-story structure features a unique ramp that is suspended from the ceiling.  The somewhat art deco or modernism architecture boasts gray columns that look like sea oats.  The new restrooms, boardwalk, playgrounds and nature trails at the new Caspersen Beach Park are state of the art.  The restrooms feature electronic door locks and the trails have new exercise stations.  Some may say that these are the finest beach restrooms around!  The Caspersen Beach Park will connect to the Legacy Trail which runs all the way to Sarasota.  Great bike trip for bikers. 

Casey Key is one of the most beautiful, if not the

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Dock, Dine and Drink along the waters of Sarasota Bay and her waterways.


Enjoy a day on the water or just a sunset cruise.  Headed south under the Longboat Pass Bridge, passing Beer Can Island and Jewfish Key, check out Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant on Longboat Key, pull up and place your order for stone crabs and a cocktail.   Further down the waterway stop at Market 39 for a Mojito or a Longbeach Appletini at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub on Longboat Key.  Head north on your trip and stop at Rotten Ralph’s on Bradenton Beach for the fish and chips.  New Pass Grill and Bait Shop is suppose to have the coldest beer on the water.  South to the Englewood waters of Lemon Bay  visit Zeke’s Bayside Bar and Grill know for their fabulous

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Here is what is happening on Siesta Key these days with the real estate market.


10 Sandy Hook Road sold for $4,450,000, it has 7002 square feet, built in 2005 with five bedrooms and five baths.

3710 Bayou Louise Lane sold for $3,000,000, it has 6456 square feet and was built in 1985 with five bedrooms and four and one half baths.

224 Tenacity Lane sold for $2,360,000, it has 4021 square feet  and was built in 1994 with four bedrooms and three and one half baths.

8334 Sanderling Road sold for $2,196,000, it has 2540 square feet with  five bedrooms and three baths built in 1970. 

1308 Old Stickney Point Road sold for $879,000, it has 2512 square feet with two bedrooms two and one half baths.

340 Canal Road sold for $699,000, it has

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Guest conductors or maestro candidates?  The  Sarasota Orchestra committee is performing a search for a new maestro so this season expect to see seven guest conductors taking the podium to wow and impress the committee and their audiences.  The lineup of guest conductors include Jamie Laredo, music director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Wilkins music direct of the Omaha Symphony;  Ana Tali, conductor of the Nordic Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Hege, former music director of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra; Allesandro Sciliiani, former music director of the Colombus Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Grams, form assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra; and Peter Bay, music director of the Austin Symphony.    The candidates are all mostly

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Sarasota’s Downtown Evolution 2012 – Live from Downtown it’s Friday Nights!  Sarasota has become a trendy and vibrant downtown where you can find a place to wine and dine as well as unwind.   Several new restaurants, bars and shops have been opening up and down Main Street. 


Enjoy every Friday night in downtown Sarasota  from 6 to 9 enjoy shopping, dining and live performers by Sarasota’s premier entertainers and performing arts organizations visit for everything happening downtown!

Downtown is hopping nightly with live music, dancing, art and culture festivals of all sorts and sizes.   Jazz Clubs, Night Clubs and are just some of the newest downtown evening attractions for those of all ages!   Don’t think you have to settle for

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