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August 2017

Found 9 blog entries for August 2017.


Pulse of the City News’ research finds  local real estate, building and construction companies that deliver superior service AND great customer satisfaction. They look behind those successes to help unlock keys to a better, stronger future for the real estate and construction industries and the communities they serve.

 The Pulse of the City News’ rating system recognizes those Stars with its highest ratings. By combining superior  results and services with excellence in customer service, these companies have earned 4 to 5 stars and won the Pulse of the City News Star Award.

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Siesta Beach Sunset

Siesta Key's best value for a renovated, move-in ready, waterfront home. Spectacular, sparkling wrap-around water views and the deepest boating water by the white sands of Siesta Beach. Located on Azure Way, one of the most desired streets near the beach on Siesta, where all homes are on the water. The perfect beach house - spacious, open rooms and plentiful natural light all day. The large chef’s kitchen opens to the gathering spaces with easy access to the recently renovated waterfront pool and outdoor living area. Three large bedrooms and three recently renovated baths. No need for a car, the famous quartz sands of the USA's #1 beach are just around the corner. Positioned on a prominent bend on the Grand Canal with beautiful, long views of the

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Celery Fields by Jim Sweitzer

On August 23, 2017 the Sarasota County Commission voted to deny the siting of a Construction / Demolition Waste Processing Facility at Apex Rd. and Palmer Blvd.  Thousands signed petitions, came to the rallies, emailed, phoned or sent mail in opposition to the proposed sales of the public owned lands that are known as "The Quads" adjacent to the Celery Fields. This was a non-partisan effort that was successful because the value and importance of the Celery Fields was recognized.

 The Celery Fields is a pristine preserve, wildlife habitat, bird sanctuary, and recreation area enjoyed by all who visit. This vote will help retain the serene beauty it holds.

 If you have not been you should check it out. To get there:

From I-75 get off at

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Last year’s winning entry by John Zeiss

Last year's winning entry - photo by John Zeiss.

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, head over to Selby Gardens to see their 37th Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition. Original photography showcasing scenes of Selby Gardens are on display in historic Payne Mansion, home to the Museum of Botany & the Arts.

Photographers from around the region submitted photos based on the categories Favorite Selby Scene, Plant Life at Selby, Selby Gardens’ Geometry, Selby’s Birds, Bugs & Critters and Selby in Black & White. Judges have selected winners in each category in addition to an overall winner for “Best in Show.”

The exhibition can be seen at the Museum of Botany & the Arts in Payne Mansion at Selby Gardens, 900 S. Palm Avenue,

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Recently reduced $250,000! Listed at an incredible price  - seller wants the home sold. Just .3 mile to Siesta Beach's famous white sands, on sailboat water. This is the best value for a waterfront home on Siesta Key. Well-maintained, updated, 3,009 square foot spacious home with 3 large bedrooms plus office. Located in a desirable, private, cul-de-sac canopy community on a 16,900 square foot deep-water bayou lot, just one minute and no bridges to the Intracoastal Waterway, direct to the Gulf of Mexico. Featuring vaulted ceilings and a desirable, open concept, split floor plan - each room of this home flows easily to the next with large open spaces. Featuring a covered entry, foyer, living and dining rooms, updated kitchen with custom cabinets,

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With time to spare before the highly anticipated World Rowing Championships, the Finish Tower at Nathan Benderson Park is complete! At 102 feet tall with floor-to-ceiling windows, the tower allows amazing views of the rowing course and surrounding area. Deemed by FISA officials as the best finish-line tower in the world, the tower was designed by local architect Guy Peterson and was built to meet FISA guidelines. The building will also be used for non-rowing related events.

Spectators purchasing VIP tickets will enjoy access to the tower with prime viewing as athletes approach the finish line.


Aerial View Nathan Benderson Park



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519 Venice Lane

Take a virtual tour of this conveniently located Siesta Key home. The private, tropical resort-like setting is located at 519 Venice Lane, Siesta Key FL on deep boating water, just minutes to the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. $1,199,000.

Offering the best of island living and boating, this conveniently located Siesta Key home is perfect for an active lifestyle. The private, tropical resort-like setting is located on deep boating water, just minutes to the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Through the charming courtyard entry, you’ll discover the casual comfort that makes this home so appealing. The living and dining areas are open to the kitchen and easily flow to the extensive outdoor deck, wonderful for entertaining or al fresco dining. The kitchen

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Siesta Key

With all the buzz surrounding MTV's "Siesta Key," SRQ360 created this fun video that may be a little closer to Siesta Key reality...

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