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OPEN SUNDAY FROM 1 TO 4 PM! Deepwater dockage for your boat and plenty of room for family and guests in this expansive, elevated Siesta Key waterfront pool home. Located on a beautiful canopy street on the Grand Canal with direct access to Sarasota Bay, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. Wonderful natural light streams through the many windows and sliding doors, illuminating the spacious, open and airy floor plan which features soaring ceilings, an open staircase and neutral finishes throughout. The fabulous kitchen flows easily to the family room and boasts contemporary wood cabinetry, new stainless steel appliances and accent lighting. A wall of disappearing sliders opens to the covered balcony, bringing the outdoors in. Upstairs, two

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Open this Sunday from 1 to 4 pm! Stop by to see this beautiful waterfront home on Siesta Key!

Delight in the beach and boating lifestyle on Siesta Key! A fabulous home on protected sailboat water in one of the most desired neighborhoods near Siesta Beach. Minutes to the bay from your dock, no fixed bridges to the Gulf of Mexico. Double entry doors welcome you to this spectacular home with beautiful hardwood floors and multiple balconies overlooking the pool and waterway. The custom kitchen boasts Kraftmaid contemporary solid wood cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel KitchenAid appliances (10/2015), pantry and breakfast area, open to the spacious family room and bonus/game room addition (2005) with impact glass. Also on the main floor are

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"May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right." -Peter Marshall

There is plenty to do in Sarasota and the surrounding areas to celebrate Independence Day! If you need some ideas, check out these 4th of July Events at 

Wishing you a very happy and safe 4th of July!

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Mark your calendar for ninth annual international sand sculpting festival!

One of Southwest Florida’s most popular beachfront events has announced the dates for its ninth annual festival. The 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival will take place November 9-12.

Expert sand sculptors from all over the world will compete for top honors on Siesta Beach, which will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery.

The festival also features live music along with a large village of shopping as well as food and drink vendors. Other activities include the three-day “Quick Sand” competition, sand sculpting lessons and an amateur sculpting competition.

For more info, visit

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Food Network has named the best waffles in all 50 states and a local favorite made the list...

Toasted Mango Cafe's chef's special waffle, created by owners Sandi Wagner and Kimberly Duffy, made a big impression: "The airy malted discs — pressed for exactly three minutes — arrive crisp and warm, adorned with cubes of ripe mango, toasted coconut flakes and whipped cream. It's a true taste of paradise," according to Food Network. The restaurant has locations on the North Trail and Siesta Key and serves breakfast and lunch. 

Click here for Food Network's full list of best waffles across the United States.




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WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2018  6:30 am — 9:00 am

WHERE: Siesta Key Public Beach, 948 Beach Road, Sarasota, FL


Help Mote Marine help sea turtles! Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the 32nd Annual Run for the Turtles! Mote's run supports the Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program at Mote Marine Laboratory and is the program's major fundraiser.

On Race Day: Registration begins 6:30 a.m. at the Siesta Key Gazebo, south of the pavilion. The 
1-Mile Fun Run or Walk begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 
5K Manasota Track Club-Sanctioned Run begins at 8 a.m. Please Note: The 1-mile fun run and 5K races are entirely on the beach/sand.

To help support the eco-friendly mission at Mote Marine

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If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out the 6th Annual Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival in downtown Sarasota on Saturday and Sunday, January 13-14, 2018. The show features artwork by local, regional and national artisans and transforms Gulfstream Avenue into an amazing outdoor gallery of original handmade art. A wide range of mediums will be displayed, including painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, glass, ceramics, fiber and wearable art, mixed-media, woodworking and more.

The festival is open 10 am to 5 pm both days. Admission and parking are free. And since the event is hosted by the Humane Society of Sarasota County, stop by the their “Big Mac” mobile adoption center where perhaps you will discover a life-long

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Vogue Magazine recently released its "Top 9 U.S. Destinations to Visit in 2018" and Sarasota made the list! Also on the list were Salida, Colorado; Salem, Massachusetts; Greenport, New York; Joseph, Oregon; Taos, New Mexico; Lexington, Kentucky; Santa Rosa, California; and Ketchum, Idaho.

Vogue cites Sarasota as being "less trodden than Miami and more luxe than Key West" and "Florida’s next standout star." 

Sarasota has it all, including amazing beaches and world-class cultural amenities. It's no big surprise it caught the eye of the iconic fashion and lifestyle magazine.

To read the full article, click here.


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If you're looking for a special holiday happening, Selby Gardens is hosting their annual Lights in Bloom this holiday season! More than one million lights will brighten the gardens with nightly visits from Santa and elves (before Christmas). Check out Selby Gardens' website for more info and ticket prices.

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