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September 2017

Found 19 blog entries for September 2017.


The competition and excitement of the World Rowing Championships continue through the weekend, and there is still plenty to see and do…

 Saturday and Sunday bring the semi-finals and finals with an Award and Closing Ceremony on Sunday. A fan fest takes place on Nathan Benderson Park’s Regatta Island with entertainment, vendors and a daily Expo Theme. Community events also happen in conjunction with the event.

 For more information about parking, food and a schedule of events, visit  2017 World Rowing Championships.

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Riley is always smiling, especially when she has her teddy bear “

Riley is always smiling, especially when she has her teddy bear “Baby” with her.

Guaranteed to bring a smile! Check in every Friday to see what our Golden Retriever and resident mascot Riley has been up to! 

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Sunset on the Bay Sarasota

Make plans to celebrate a Sarasota Sunset on the Bay welcoming guests from the World Rowing Championships and visitors from around the world. The free event will take place on the Van Wezel bayside lawn and will welcome Yesterdayze and the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe to the outdoor stage on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 4PM-8PM.

This is the first public event that the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization (SBPO), the non-profit organization behind ‘The Bay Project’, has announced. The free public event is designed to engage the community in imagining the possibilities along Sarasota’s Bayfront.

As the World Rowing Championships come to a close, guests from around the world are invited to mingle with the Sarasota community during Sunset on

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If you haven’t been able to get to the World Rowing Championships in person, there are plenty of ways to stay up-to-date on the latest races…

  •  Live audio commentary and live race tracker will be available for all races on
  • Live video streaming will be available for all races over the first four days, then A/B semi-finals (28- 29 September) and all A-finals (29 September – 1 October) on
  • Follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for behind the scenes interviews, live updates, photos and more
  • Also available on
    • Startlists / Schedule
    • Results
    • News / Photos / Liveblog / Quotes from athletes
  • NBCSN is scheduled to show three programs of edited highlights in the
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Take a visual stroll through this unique property located just one mile to the USA's #1 beach! If nature and privacy are high on your list, this home is for you. Light-filled, this two-story home in a tropical, island community has all the right components. The entry foyer leads to the great room area with soaring ceilings and includes a living room, coral stone wood-burning fireplace and separate dining room for entertaining. The large kitchen with granite countertops and breakfast room flows to the bright, comfortable family room; all overlook the very private screened lanai and pool area, accessed through sets of French doors. Laundry room and half bath complete this floor. Upstairs, you'll find three guest bedrooms, all with balconies to enjoy

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In a recent article, Forbes Magazine contributor Jennifer Kester explains why Sarasota is such a great travel destination (and place to live!). From our beautiful beaches to local shops and restaurants to amazing arts and cultural offerings, the list of the things that make Sarasota so great is extensive…

Come stay at the The Ritz Carlton and visit

Ringling Circus Museum

The Cà d’Zan

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Golf at  the Ritz's Tom Fazio-designed Golf Club or one of the many other great courses

And eat at any of the hundreds of wonderful restaurants Sarasota has to offer

 Read the full article in the 2016 Forbes Travel Guide Section of the Forbes website. 

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Take a virtual tour of the best of all worlds – a rare, spectacular North Siesta Key Gulf-front estate-sized parcel. Build your custom estate and create a special island lifestyle. This lot offers 240 feet of Gulf-front living with panoramic water views on this 2.52-acre building site (88,540 square feet). Savor sunsets in a most coveted location surrounded by other multi-million-dollar estates. There is a concrete seawall with rock revetment with access to the sand and azure Gulf waters for swimming, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and dolphin watching. At night, you’ll enjoy sparkling views to the north of downtown Sarasota, Lido Key and Bird Key. It is close to world-famous, powdery white sands of Siesta

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International rowers have been arriving in Sarasota-Manatee as organizers work to finish preparations for the World Rowing Championships. Delays occurred because of Hurricane Irma, but the event is on schedule to begin Saturday, September 23 with an Olympic-style Opening Ceremony at Nathan Benderson Park. Competition begins Sunday, September 24, and the event runs through October 1. Thousands of spectators are expected at the event to watch 1,700 athletes from more than 60 countries. Aside from the races themselves, the 2017 World Rowing Championships will be a celebration of the sport itself.

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