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7th Annual Chillounge Night at Westfield Southgate | March 8th, 2014

Benefitting Girls Inc. of Sarasota, the 7th Annual Chillounge Night presented by BMW of Sarasota will be held at a new venue this year. On March 8th, 2014, the lot at Westfield Southgate will be transformed into an elegant outdoor lounge where … Read More

Artista Brings Classes in Theatre, Art, Fitness and More to Sarasota

Opened for just over a year on South Beneva Road in Sarasota, Artista is a one of a kind epicenter for community art in a variety of fields including theatre, art, dance, music, martial arts, fitness and more. The Artista … Read More

New Restaurants in Sarasota | Upscale, Southern, Live Music + More

After welcoming three new, unique, and locally-owned restaurants since the beginning of the year, Sarasota can easily be called one of Florida’s newest hotbeds for a wide variety delicious dining. It all started with the opening of the Southern-influenced Blue Rooster … Read More

Opening Date Set for New Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota

The announcement came over a year ago, construction began in October 2012, and now, an opening date has been set for the new Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Located at Interstate … Read More

Riverwalk 2013, Bradenton | Learn About Business in the Modern World

Riverwalk 2013 will return to the Riverwalk complex in Bradenton May 2-5 for four days of expert speakers, interesting panelists, and insightful discussions on how to run a business in the fast paced and constantly changing world we live in. … Read More

Gasparilla Island State Park | Fun Beach Getaway in Boca Grande

When it comes to quaint and relaxed recreation destinations in the state of Florida, it’s hard to go wrong with a trip to Gasparilla Island State Park in Boca Grande. This island getaway is located at the southern tip of the … Read More

Best Seafood in Siesta Key | Oysters, Crab, Lobster, and More

If you’re looking to chow down on some seriously great seafood, look no further than Siesta Key.  This beachside getaway boasts some of the best seafood in the state with a variety of fresh fare including oysters, crab, lobster, and … Read More

The Gasparilla Inn | Classic Resort on Gasparilla Island

The Gasparilla Inn & Club is an unforgettable vacation resort located in the heart of Gasparilla Island.  This fantastic Florida getaway boasts an assortment of features sure to keep a variety of people entertained including an 18 hole professional golf … Read More

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens | Exotic Plants, Beautiful Scenery

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is an ideal outdoor destination featuring hundreds of exotic plants and more in Sarasota. In addition to being a respected center for research and education, Marie Selby Botanical gardens plays home to thousands of exotic and … Read More

O’bricks Irish Pub & Martini Bar | Creative Irish Eats and More

One might think a place that melds the ideas of an Irish pub and Martini bar together might be the stuff of fantasy, but don’t be fooled.  O’bricks Irish Pub & Martini Bar in Bradenton is working to change our … Read More

New Sarasota Mall to Brings New Jobs, Shopping, and More to the Area

It’s been 35 year since a new area mall has been built in Sarasota.  Now, the city’s about to get a serious upgrade with a brand new $315 million mall currently under construction. The Mall at the University Town Center … Read More

Anna Maria Island | Island Getaway, Beaches, Restaurants

Those looking to get away in the Sarasota area will definitely enjoy all the great things a trip to Anna Maria can provide.  This quaint beach getaway is a favorite amongst locals and travelers alike looking to revel in everything from the … Read More

Best Bars in Siesta Key | Live Music, Drink Specials, and More

In a tropical island getaway like Siesta Key, you can bet there are a ton amount of places to go relax and grab a great drink.  All throughout town there are a ton of bars and restaurants serving great drinks … Read More

8th Annual Sarasota Medieval Fair | Nov. 12-13, 18-19

It’s about to get medieval in Sarasota come November 12.  Join the knights and jesters, kings and queens as they revel in this classic old time festival environment rife with food, drink, games, and more. Going down on the weekends … Read More

20th Annual Gulf Coast Cycle Fest in Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton

If you’re into riding your bike and getting fit around the Bradenton area, you owe it to yourself to check out one of the biggest recreation events in the area, the Gulf Coast Cycle Fest in Lakewood Ranch. Hosted by … Read More

MoZaic Restaurant, Downtown Sarasota | Now Open for Brunch

By: Andrew Silverstein When it comes to an eclectic variety of cuisine from around the world all in one restaurant in Sarasota, MoZaic is a great bet.  Head to this upscale restaurant and enjoy a menu rife with French, Mediterranean, … Read More

1st Annual International Beer Festival at Lakewood Ranch

By: Andrew Silverstein It’s hard to think of a better month for a beer festival than October.  Drinking a tall pint with your friends and neighbors just feels so appropriate with the arrival of the fall season and this comforting … Read More

Desoween IV | Kid-Friendly Halloween Event in Bradenton

By: Andrew Silverstein We’re about three weeks away from Halloween and event announcements for Halloween happenings in the Bradenton/Sarasota are starting to pour in.  Recently, De Soto National Memorial officials announced the Fourth Annual Desoween event going down on Saturday, … Read More

The #1 Beach in America for 2011 is Siesta Beach!

The results are in and the #1 beach in America is Siesta Beach in Sarasota’s Siesta Key. Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, otherwise known as Dr. Beach, conducts an extensive research every year for the top 10 … Read More

Sarasota Spring Break 2011

Sarasota is one of the most beautiful locations to have spring break this year. With islands off the coast, white sandy beaches and plenty of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, no one will be disappointed with this … Read More