The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast (Perlman Suncoast) announces the recent gift of $500,000 from the Daniel E. Offutt, III Charitable Trust. “Dan was always interested in young people pursuing their interests and would have been delighted to know that these funds will support those endeavors,” said Dick Orenstein, Trustee of theContinue Reading


The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are a few ideas for things to do around the area this week of 10.16-10.23! Pumpkin Patch at the St. Pete Pier Pumpkin Patch at the St. Pete Pier800 2nd Avenue Northeast St. Petersburg, FL 33701 This amazing pumpkin patch is offering once inContinue Reading

Sarasota-Bradenton & The Florida Suncoast- Warning: Do Not Visit Websites That Say “Not-Secure” - They Don’t Have an SSL Certificate


If you’ve recently visited a website only to be greeted by a “Not Secure” pop-up in the location bar, you need to pay attention. This means the site you’re visiting lacks a secure SSL connection and your information may be getting into the wrong hands. With increasing intelligence of cybercrime and hacking nowadays, it’s an important investment for websites that will be collecting data to have an SSL connection.

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The Perfect Weekend With Decades Rewind In Venice, FL


The perfect weekend. That seems like a tall order, doesn’t it? Just the notion of trying to formulate an effortless and fun weekend, checking off all the must haves in advance of that magic hour, Friday at 5:00 P.M. can negate any impending fun. I don’t like planning and primping for a special occasion because more often than not, the actual event just doesn’t measure up to the hype you’ve created in the preceding days.

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Exciting Changes at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport


Last week, travelers flying on Allegiant from SRQ into Pittsburgh received an early Christmas gift. As they were about to board, a representative from Allegiant announced all passengers would be reimbursed for the flight. How is that for instantly fattening your spending budget? And that is not the only good news coming out of SRQ these days. A new 128-foot air traffic control tower positions SRQ with state-of-the-art equipment as the airport continues to see steady growth. Additional carriers like Frontier are providing the Suncoast with greater convenience in traveling to an expanding list of cities. Anybody who has flown out of SRQ understands the ease in which you can drop passengers off and the number of parking options should you need to park for an extended period.

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Sarasota Says “I Do”


Did you know that September is one of the top three months in which people get married? Optimal weather (up north) ensures the bride’s dream day does not get rained on. A hint of fall’s colors and a crispness to the air create the perfect atmosphere for love to swirl. And, since December is the most popular month to get engaged, it gives a full nine months for planning. For Floridians, the weather is a bit more of a gamble and perhaps a tad humid. According to The Knot 2017 Real Weddings Survey, the average price of a wedding in 2017 was $33,391 not including the honeymoon. Of course, there are plenty of outliers in either direction, but the bottom line is most couples, and their parents, pay a pretty penny for a nice affair. According to the same survey, the average number of bridesmaids and groomsmen is five, with the average number of guests being 136.

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Real Estate Market Snapshot for Manatee County December 2017


If you have lived in the Manatee County area for a few years (you don’t have to go back too far), you probably have seen and experienced an influx of new homeowners, all the new construction and the traffic that goes along with it. To say that we have had growing pains is putting it mildly. But, who can blame someone who wants to live in a warm climate by the sea in one of the happiest places in the US?

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Allegiant Air offering cheap flights to SRQ


There’s a new path to paradise from the Midwest with Allegiant Air’s partnership with the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

On Tuesday, Allegiant announced Sarasota-Bradenton will offer year-round service to Indianapolis International Airport, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, and Pittsburgh International Airport. Starting in April, this ultra-budget airline will offer cheap, direct flights to these locations that will bring in a lot more visitors to the small local airport and a lot more tourists from the Midwest to the area.

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