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Real Web Blast Rehab, Rebuild Or… Proctor Road/I75 Area Sarasota

4411 Proctor Road Sarasota Florida

Ed Bertha Presents

2+ Acres Of Zen Awaiting Your Vision

Nestled over 2 acres of trees and wildlife, this rare find is ripe for development. You may choose to complete the renovation of the existing home or build your own tropical estate. Zoned RSF-2 the property may be divided into 2 parcels or initiate a Land Development Review to build 6-8 homes. Should you have other thoughts, initial discussions indicate rezoning is a possibility to construct an Assisted Living Facility or Spa/Retreat. Proctor Road/I75 area.

Property also includes a Coach House to accommodate a 40+ foot RV or Boat and a detached Workshop. Read More

Remembering 9/11

9-11 Stamp

We Will Never Forget 9/11.

Dedicated to the men, women and children who lost their lives, the brave souls who gave their lives and those who are still giving… Read More

22nd Annual Community Harvest

Columbia Restaurant 22nd Community Harvest

Columbia Restaurant Gives Back

Community Harvest

Support Suncoast Charities for Children (SCC) when dining at Columbia Restaurant by mentioning Community Harvest and selecting SCC as the recipient of your donation during the month of September.

Through this annual September program, Community Harvest, the Columbia Restaurant donates 5% of all guests’ lunch and dinner checks in the form of gift certificates to charitable organizations chosen by the guests. Columbia Restaurant donated more than $227,000 to more than 100 local non-profit organizations throughout Florida with the 2018 Community Harvest. Since the program began in 1998, the Columbia has given more than $2.4 million to non-profit organizations throughout Florida. Read More

August 15-18, 1969 Woodstock

Woodstock

Woodstock, A Pivitol Point In American Culture.

Woodstock was an American music festival held August 15–18, 1969, which attracted an estimated audience of 400,000-500,000. What began as a paid event drew so many attendees from across the world that the fences were torn down and it became a free concert open to the public. Billed as “an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”, it was held at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 43 miles (70 km) southwest of Woodstock. Read More

August 14, 2019 Board Of Advisors Mastermind Meets In Sarasota

Board of Advisors Mastermind

REALTORS, Promote Your LISTINGS To This Group Of Over Achieving Executives!

“YOU’RE GOING TO BE IMPRESSED WITH THE QUALITY OF THE MEMBERS THAT ARE IN ATTENDANCE.”
KEVIN HARRINGTON, ORIGINAL SHARK ON SHARK TANK AND CREATOR OF THE INFOMERCIAL

The Board of Advisors, a select group of the nation’s most disruptive business owners, real estate investors, technology providers and marketers, descend on Sarasota for a week of business meetings and an evening of extravaganza.

If you have a yacht, plane or exotic auto we can accomodate you too! Read More

National Point Standings After The 2019 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

2019 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Official Results

67 Boats Raced At Sarasota This 4th Of July!

Official Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

Race Results And Series Standings

Click HERE to download the Official Results and Series Championship standings PDF or scroll below for an online image. Read More

2019 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Unofficial Race Results

2019 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Race Results

UNOFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

FROM THE 35TH RUNNING OF

THE SARASOTA POWERBOAT GRAND PRIX

The week-long celebration was produced by, and benefits, Suncoast Charities for Children. The activities included:

4TH ANNUAL BOB RIZI MEMORIAL GOLF CLASSIC
BOAT & PERSONAL WATERCRAFT “FUN RUN”
“THE FRIENDLIEST CATCH” FISHING TOURNAMENT
BAYFRONT GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL KICKOFF PARTY
BAYFRONT FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
“MEET & GREET WHO’S IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT” RACE TEAM AUTOGRAPH SIGNING EVENT
“BOATS ON THE BLOCK” BLOCK PARTY
CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW
RACE THE RACER
POWERBOAT RACES

Congrats to a job well done! Race Results follow. Read More

2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Best Of Show

2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Best of Show Winners

2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Who Took The Honors?

Concours founder and chairman Bill Warner, a small paid staff and 600 volunteers set up the annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance classic car event at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and the Golf Club of Amelia Island. What a show it was. Sunny skies and fabulous automobiles; creations of art, made up the show.

“The judges told me they really struggled with it,” Warner said (Amelia Concours Founder). “But when you look at the two Best of Shows, the Ferrari 335S and Autobahn Courier, it had to be those two. There were fabulous cars here, but these are terrific. They are just the best of the best.”

An estimated 10,000-plus fans checked out the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance under sunny skies, while it was estimated that 20,000+ visited concours events and auctions all over Amelia Island.

See the cars below. Read More

Cover – Chris Cogan F7 Motorsports / F7 Garage

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Chris Cogan

F7 Motorsports / F7 Garage

By: Ed Bertha

Cover Photo By: James Corwin Johnson

What do a 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica and a 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa have in common? Both are outstanding examples of legendary artistic coachwork and mechanical dexterity. Furthermore, they were award winning automobiles at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and Concours d’Elegance of America, respectively. These cars are a small glimpse into the private Cogan automobile collection in Louisville, KY.

The Cogan’s involvement with classic motorcars began over four decades ago. Chris Cogan and his brother Kevin began collecting, restoring, racing and showing cars. What started as a hobby evolved into a full-time business. The collection of cars has also evolved and grown with a focus on post-war to modern sports and racing cars. The Cogan’s legacy includes more than ninety years of combined motorcar investing, collecting, racing, restoration, historic preservation and concours competition. Now Chris Cogan has partnered with Kevin’s son Connor to bring an expansion of the family’s decades of automotive prowess to Florida with F7 Motorsports and F7 Garage (together referred to as F7), based in Sarasota. Read More

REAL sponsors – 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Edition

2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Edition

Special Edition Sponsors

Thank You to our Special Edition Sponsors!

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
Dimmitt Automotive Group
F7 Motorsports
James Corwin Johnson Photography
SS Motorsports
Suncoast Porsche
SuncoastParts.com

See their special edition contributions below. Read More

REAL classics – 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Rewind – 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Photography By Chuck Carroll

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is an automotive charitable event held each year during the second weekend in March at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island in Amelia Island, Florida. A New York Times article about celebrity car ownership listed Amelia Island as one of the nation’s top concours d’elegances, along with Pebble Beach in California, Meadow Brook in Michigan and the Louis Vuitton Classic in Midtown Manhattan.”

There’s something for everyone at Amelia! March 7-10, 2019.

Photo gallery below. Read More

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – ANTICIPATION

Letter from the Publisher Ed Bertha

ANTICIPATION

By Ed Bertha

Anticipation

“The joy of looking forward to a favorite activity – Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance” – Ed Bertha

“People continue to be the most important component of The Amelia. They’re all “Car Guys” of one stripe or another. They are the reason people tell me that The Amelia is still, in our 24th year, the “Racers’ Concours” or “The Fun Concours”. These days, even with the rain, I still think it’s both.”
Bill Warner
Founder and Chairman
Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Read More

REAL cares – Harvest House

REAL cares - Harvest House - Revitalizing Neighborhoods. Transforming Lives.

Harvest House

Revitalizing Neighborhoods. Transforming Lives.

By Kim Niemann

The love and integrity Harvest House exemplifies throughout our community has made giving and working with them such a rewarding experience.”
– Lee Wetherington, Legacy Giving Society Member

In 1992 Pastors Jim and Peggy Minor founded Harvest House with just 6 beds for men in recovery from substance abuse. Today, Harvest House has 9 supportive housing campuses and 30 affordable rentals encompassing 400+ beds and serves more than 900 individuals annually.

Harvest House is one of the few nonprofit organizations in Sarasota working towards the development, preservation, and management of affordable, service-enriched housing. They serve homeless families, veterans, youth ages 16 to 24, and adults with a history of incarceration and substance abuse. Their model is becoming the standard for serving members of our community who are working to rebuild their lives. Harvest House believes that affordable and supportive housing programs improve economic status, revitalize neighborhoods, and stabilize lives. Read More

REAL Mortgage – Ann & Frank Fontanetta Fairway Independent Mortgage

Ann and Frank Fontanetta Fairway Independent Mortgage

Team Fontanetta

Ann & Frank Fontanetta

Fairway Independent Mortgage

Timing Is Everything

By Tom Heatherman

”It’s not about the loans we do; it is about the hearts we change and the people we help.”
Steve Jacobson, Founder and CEO

Timing — It is often said — can make a world of difference when introducing a new business or venture. That’s why Ann and Frank Fontanetta waited until just the right moment to team-up with Fairway Independent Mortgage.

Frank was at the peak of a career that spanned over 25 years in the lending industry, having risen through the ranks from mortgage originator to company owner. Similarly, Ann was at the apex of a 20-year career, with the last 11 spent as Director of MSC Mortgage, the in-house lending arm of Michael Saunders & Company—the leading independent real estate firm on Florida’s Gulf Coast; and 53rd largest by volume in the United States. Read More

Real Estate – Christy May – Coldwell Banker

Christy May Profile Feature Story

Christy May, REALTOR

Coldwell Banker

Residential Community Commercial

Christy May started her real estate career in Greater Boston in communications of large commercial projects. She named Fidelity’s FMR Properties Boscom for the acquisition of Massport’s Pier. It is now the heart of the thriving South Seaport area there. Producing a 9-minute summary video of the proposal was key to securing the Pier and surrounding land for Fidelity.

Coming from TV News Production at Channel 10 in Miami where she received an AB in Liberal Arts and a BS in Marine Bio Chemistry from Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, she stayed in TV News at Channel 5 in Boston while pursuing her Master’s Degree in Communications from Boston University. Christy was also the constituent representative of Chinatown and the Leather District during the Big Dig and this reclaimed area became the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Her mom had a thoroughbred race horse farm in Myakka Ranches – 6 miles east of I75, off Clark Rd. When Boston winters became worse and worse, she and her husband moved to Lakewood Ranch, which is now the fastest-growing community in the US! She joined Coldwell Banker when the Residential Community Commercial group called to her! Perfect! Read More

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