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We are thankful that Hurricane Irma has passed, and I hope you and your loved ones are safe in the aftermath of the storm. Sarasota has dodged another one of Mother Nature’s bullets – can the ancient legends be correct? As we clean up and move forward, our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been impacted by the two most recent hurricanes. It's heartwarming to see communities come together and offer support to one another during these challenging times. 

If you are looking for a way to help, donations can be made to a charities such as The American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.

You may be wondering how the storm will impact real estate in our area. The West Coast of Florida’s beautiful beaches, culture, warm weather and easy

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In the midst of Hurricane Irma, the significance of Monday, September 11 was almost washed away. It was difficult to focus on anything but the storm that was right in front of us. But being evacuated, power outages and concern for our homes and loved ones did not change the fact that 9/11 deserved appropriate recognition. So today we remember the events of that day, the shocking loss we endured and the way this tragedy pulled us together as a nation. In times of great crisis, the American spirit always seems to prevail…

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Local rowing coach Dragos Alexandru at the Finish Tower of Nathan Benderson Park.

Canadian National Team members in January 2008 row in a shell that belonged to the Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing.

Dragos Alexandru saw potential for a park owned by Sarasota County. His vision and persistence eventually evolved into Nathan Benderson Park where the World Rowing Championships will soon be held. Alexandru, a local rowing coach and former Olympic athlete, created momentum behind the idea for the world-class rowing venue and it eventually came to fruition. Such an amazing reminder that if one has a dream, anything is possible…

 To read more about the inspiring story of Dragos Alexandru, check out this article in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune written by Business Editor Terry Galvin.

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It survived a flood and now the close passage of a hurricane. The World Rowing Championships is still happening just 9 days from now.

A statement on 9/13/2017 from the local organizing committee on Hurricane Irma said:

“First and foremost, we would like to thank the Sarasota County Emergency Management Department and all of the local and state officials for their preparation, communication, and mobilization efforts in keeping the community safe. The Local Organizing Committee is determining appropriate resources to support not only the event but also the local community.

The Sarasota/Bradenton area did not come under the direct impact of the hurricane as predicted thus, luckily, damage is limited. Tampa and Sarasota airports are operational,

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In an article in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, writer Anna Scott explores a local legend that has been told for years. The legend claims that Sarasota is protected from hurricanes because of the American Indians who once lived here.

 According to Scott, the story goes something like this:

 Sarasota is protected from hurricanes because the American Indians who once lived here knew it was a safe place, which is why they decided to live here.

 Or, the American Indians who once lived here blessed this place and made it safe from hurricanes.

 Or, the ancient American Indian burial grounds scattered throughout the county are keeping the storms at bay.

 There is also the legend of Sara De Sota, which can be read here.

 

 Sara De Sota

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Siesta Key Beach Club

The Beach Club on Siesta Key has seen it all since it first opened as The J and K Beach Club in 1947. It has maintained its reputation as an icon of Siesta Key Village. On September 2nd The Beach Club celebrated its 70th anniversary with a full day of festivities.

In 1946 the original building was constructed at 5151 Ocean Blvd. The club remains at the same address today, but what was once a cozy one-room watering hole with a few tables now boasts three bars, 20 TVs and a 400-square-foot dance floor. It still remains a great place to grab a drink and listen to live music.

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Private, deeded beach access on Siesta Key, just five lots from the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Built by the luxury builder-owner, this home will delight the most discerning buyers. Enter through glass doors to the living and dining rooms and you will appreciate that this home was built with great care. Featuring fine, detailed finishes including coffer ceilings, columns, custom millwork and crown molding. The large island kitchen boasts custom wood cabinetry, granite counters, DCS professional grade, six-burner natural gas stove and walk-in pantry, plus plenty of room for entertaining with the generous wraparound breakfast bar and breakfast nook, which is open to the spacious family room. Multiple 10-foot-high pocketing, sliding glass

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Baby Dolphin

 

Dolphin

According to a Staff Report article in today’s Sarasota Herald-Tribune, scientists have documented 19 dolphin births this year in Sarasota.

Nineteen bottlenose dolphin calves have been documented during this year’s calving season by the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, part of the Chicago Zoological Society in collaboration with Mote Marine Laboratory, according to a Mote news release. Calving season peaks during late spring and summer. The 19 calves join up to five generations of long-term resident dolphins in the Sarasota Bay area.

SDRP has been researching the local dolphins since 1970, making it the world’s longest-running study of a wild dolphin population.

To read the full article from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, CLICK

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