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Upcoming Halloween Events in Sarasota

Sarasota is a fun city all year round, but when Halloween comes around, the city becomes a great place for events. With so many to choose from in the area, it's easy to get lost in the variety. Here are some of the top choices for your Halloween fun.

Second Crosley Halloween Gala at the Powel Crosley

On October 31st at 6:30pm the Crosley Supper Club will host the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe and you're invited to be a character in the story. Discover your fears and phobias, one by one as the story unfolds and the Ushers bring you through the house. The event will also include a grand buffet and plenty of excellent music. Tickets are $75 ahead of time and $100 at the door. This is a 21 and up event.

The Great Gatsby Halloween Ball

The Ivory Lounge will host the Great Gatsby Halloween...

Infographic - Birds Eye View in Sarasota Florida

Did you know that Sarasota, Florida is one of the top birdwatching spots in the country? This infographic shows some awesome facts about our feathered friends and why they picked our region to create their home.

Birds Eye View of Saratoga, Florida

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Infographic - Relocating to Florida Makes Financial Sense

This infographic shows some interesting facts about relocating to Flordia. Some data includes home appreciation, population, and the cost of living.

Relocating to Florida Makes Sense

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A New Restaurant Dedicated to Quality Coming to Sarasota

PDQ - Image Credit: Restaurant Partners, LLC recently opened a new restaurant in Sarasota called PDQ. This fast-food restaurant chain is known best for its chicken tenders, but also serves sandwiches and salads. The PDQ name doesn't stand for Pretty Darn Quick, as you might think, but instead, it stands for "People Dedicated to Quality." The restaurant also serves fresh cut fries, malts and hand-spun milkshakes.

You can find this new restaurant at 5163 South Tamiami Trail near Rooms To Go. PDQ opened the first area location in 2011 and has expanded into 12 locations across Florida and North Carolina. The chain is set to open 14 more locations across Florida and Texas by the end of the year.

PDQ is known for serving fresh...

Openings Across the Sarasota Scene

From new restaurants to the Sarasota Orchestra opening, plenty is happening throughout the area. Many new businesses are opening, along with art exhibits, schools, theater events and so much more. Here are some of the most significant openings happening across Sarasota.

Two Song Fests Start the Sarasota Orchestra Season

Marking the 65 anniversary of the Sarasota Orchestra, Song Fest 1 and 2 will feature plenty of great acts. Both of these events will provide great entertainment and will happen on September 19th and 20th at 5:30pm.

Song Fest 1 will feature the Sarasota Brass Quintet's performing Three Spirituals including "Nobody Knows", Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "The Battle of Jericho." While Song Fest 2 will feature the String Quartet's performance of "The Bullfighter's Prayer." Guest vocalists include Blythe Gaissert-Levitt and Jason Collins.

Tickets range from $29 to $37 with complimentary...

A Dairy Event Worth Celebrating

The Dakin Dairy Farm Festival will be celebrating its fifth year of Farm Tours, the Corn Maze and Birthday Parties on October 5th with a festival for everybody. The festival will start at 10am and last until 5pm, with all types of great events happening throughout the day. Co-sponsor Chick-Fil-A will help to make this a great event and something the entire family can enjoy.

5K & Kids Ranch Run

With the help of Fit2Run, the festival will feature a 5K run around the ranch. All runners can enjoy the beautiful landscapes and they will receive a free pint of Dakin Milk, along with fruit for participating. The first 40 adults and all participating children will receive a keepsake trophy or a participation medal.

Registration is open and costs $30 for adults and $15 for kids. Registration...

Oktoberfest Coming to Sarasota Soon!

Oktoberfest is one of the favorite events of many and it's about that time of year again. Geier's Sausage Kitchen will host the event from Thursday September 26th to Saturday September 28th. This event will feature excellent food, great entertainment and so much more.

If you want to get the most out of your Oktoberfest celebration, Geier's 31st Annual Oktoberfest is the place to be. The event will kick off at 11am every day and run until 6pm. With three full days of fun, you can come out and enjoy Live Traditional German Music, free raffles, European gifts, free German Beer, bratwurst, knockwurst and so much more. This is a free event.

About Geier's Sausage Kitchen

With a long history of creating some of the best sausage you will find. Geier's is well known for both sausages and lunch-style meats. They use traditional recipes and have created a tradition lasting more than 60 years. Moving to the United States in the...

Finding the Right Neighborhood For Your New Home

We've all heard the expression, "Location, Location, Location," and it's about more than just the home itself. Choosing the right neighborhood for your new home makes a huge difference. The wrong area could make it hard to settle into your new city, harder on the children and may not provide everything you've hoped it would. Here are some tips to help you choose the right neighborhood for your new home.

Research the Area

It all starts with your own research. If you're lucky enough to find a real estate blog with plenty of information about the area you're moving to, it will be much easier to find the right place. However, if you can't find this type of site, you may have to scour the interne looking for the best school district, amenities and more.

Working and the Commute

Some workers don't mind driving an hour to work if it means their children can go to a better school or they can live where they really want to live. Others, prefer a very short commute. Make sure you...

A Secret Found in Sarasota, Florida

lido_beach_300Unless you've done your research or you're a local in Sarasota, you may have never discovered the Lido Beach area. Crossing over Ringling Causeway and past Bird Key and Coon Key, you will find St. Armands Circle. This area is home to many upscale shops and locals refer to it as the Rodeo Drive of Sarasota. As you keep going west, you will discover a three-mile stretch of beautiful beaches called Lido Key.

Lido Key is home to three beaches with the main one called Lido Beach. It's about a half-mile to the west of St. Armands Circle and provides over 3,100 feet of beachfront. Visitors can enjoy a heated swimming pool, plenty of parking, secluded shore area and more.

The park in the area provides plenty of nature trails for hiking and enjoying everything the area offers. With sandy-soil...