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Roseate Spoonbills in Florida

Since the flamingo is one of Florida's famous trademarks, visitors often think they will see them flying overhead here or prancing around our beaches.  Well, we hate to break it to you, but the only flamingoes you are probably going to see in the Sarasota area are at Jungle Gardens.  If you want to see Florida's… Keep Reading

Grady Days Sales Event.

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Take advantage of the model year 2017's best promotion. These Grady incentives will not be repeated. Limited time. Now through November 8th. Act now to take advantage of Yamaha's extended warranty offer… Keep Reading

The Green Flash: Are you a believer or a hater?

If you are a sunset watcher, you have probably heard about "the green flash."  Not the super hero, but the little "flash" of green that appears just as the sun disappears behind the horizon. I have never really been a believer in the green flash. After growing up in Florida and watching hundreds of sunsets, I… Keep Reading

Get out your sparklers! Our waterfront communities are ready to celebrate the 4th of July in style with parades, fireworks and festivities!  Here is a list of all of the 4th of July celebrations going on in Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota and Bradenton. Anna Maria Island's 4th of July Parade for 2016 will take… Keep Reading

How to Go Crabbing with a Line and Dip Net

This past weekend, my family had our annual vacation in Homosassa, Florida.  All of the kiddos were obsessed with going crabbing (or "crabbin','" in local speak), using a line and dip net off the docks at Riverside Resort.  We always find that "crabbing" (catching crabs) is a fun way for kids to pass time in… Keep Reading

Beach at Robinson Preserve

This one's for mom - who hated the sun but loved the beach. To all the moms out there who are just OVER tanning.  We all regret those bad decisions we made in our early years - slathering ourselves with baby oil and basking in the sun until we were fried like bacon.  Now we are much more… Keep Reading

Grady-White Boat Sale!

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Summer is just a few months away and we all know that summer is the best time to be out on the boat!  If you haven't got your new Grady-White yet, this just might be a GREAT time to do it. We are offering terrific savings towards the purchase of any new Grady-White Boat. NOW is the… Keep Reading

Free Tickets to Suncoast Boat Show – This Weekend!

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Come out and see us this weekend at the Suncoast Boat Show!  The Suncoast Boat Show is the major boat show for this area and has experienced phenomenal growth over the past few years. It is a great time for the whole family because not only will there be hundreds of beautiful boats on display… Keep Reading

Top 14 Signs You Grew Up in Cortez Village

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Cortez Village is one of the few working fishing villages that still exists in Florida and when I was growing up, I was lucky to call this unique place home.  It is amazing to be from Cortez. I just wished the world could understand our simple, sweet and pragmatic lives. Here's my list of special things… Keep Reading

Many people think of February 13 - 14 as Valentine's time...not us!  We know, the most important thing going on that weekend is the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival 2016!  This festival has certainly stolen our heart.  To us, nothing is more romantic than strolling along the lanes of Cortez Fishing Village, smelling the salty air and… Keep Reading

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