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RASM Appoints Kim Burns And Ed Bertha To 2020 Committees

Ed Bertha and Kim Burns

Kim Burns And Ed Bertha To Serve On 2020 Realtor Committees.

The Realtor Association of Sarasota Manatee’s (RASM) Board of Directors appointed Kim Burns and Ed Bertha to the following committees in 2020:

Kim Burns – Business Partner Committee
Ed Bertha – Professional Development Committee

The RASM 2020 Strategic Plan focuses on five core areas: member engagement, public relations, professional development, advocacy, and professionalism. RASM’s goals were designed to help members Reach Further™ in their business and as a member of the association. To accomplish these strategic initiatives, RASM enlists the help of dedicated association members, such as Burns and Bertha. Read More

244th Anniversary Of The United States Marines

United States Marine Corps

All Men Are Created Equal Then Some Become Marines.

The official birthday of the United States Marine Corps is on the 10th of November 1775. That was the day when the Second Continental Congress established the Continental Marines with the following decree:

That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two lieutenant-colonels, two majors and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist of an equal number of privates as with other battalions, that particular care be taken that no persons be appointed to offices, or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve for and during the present war with Great Britain and the Colonies; unless dismissed by Congress; that they be distinguished by the names of the First and Second Battalions of Marines.

This Marine Corps birthday, let’s remember those who gave their lives, and those still giving, so we may enjoy freedom. According to the Marine Corps, if you know a Marine, the proper way to greet them today “Happy Birthday, Marine”.

November 9, 2019 Cruisn’ For Cats & Canines

Cruisn' for Cats and Canines

It’s Here! Auto Extravaganza Benefiting Humane Society Of Sarasota County.

Ladies and gentlemen, mark your calendars for Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 10am-3pm, for an event that combines exotic autos, domestic beers, domesticated animals, and rockin’ beats.

Cruisn’ for Cats & Canines is S&S Motorsports 10th Anniversary Open House. Jason Lee Place (located just west of I-75 off Clark Road) will be taken over by a car show, southern rock concert, and pet adoption event (Adoption Fees Covered!), with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Sarasota County. The event is from 10am–3pm, and admission is free to the public. Monetary donations to HSSC and donations of pet food and supplies are appreciated. Read More

November 23, 2019 Pet Portraits

Cat Depot Pet Portraits

Pet Holiday Portraits At Cat Depot.

Award-winning pet photographer Connie Summers Photography, and Cat Depot have teamed up this holiday season to offer Holiday Pet Portrait sittings.

These heartwarming photos can be used for holiday greetings and kept as keepsake images of your four-legged family members.

Sessions are 20-minutes in length and must be pre-booked.

Book your pet holiday portrait sitting now!

Sessions must be booked in advance. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Read More

October 2019 Sarasota Manatee Real Estate Market Snapshot

Sarasota Manatee Real Estate Snapshot

October 2019 Real Estate Market Snapshot.

October Sarasota And Manatee Single Family Home, Condo And Townhome Sales.

See October’s market activity broken down by price point and amenities.

It’s easy to see what segments of the market are moving. Read More

October 28, 2019 National First Responders Day

First Responder Badge

Give A Shout Out To First Responders!

National First Responders Day recognizes the heroic men and women who make it their business to take immediate action when disaster strikes. An estimated 4.6 million career and volunteer firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians, and paramedic workers serve communities all across the nation.

Americans are urged to recognize the contributions of first responders in their communities with ceremonies and activities.

Thank you First Responders!

September 2019 Real Estate Activity In Sarasota Manatee

2019 September real Estate Sales In Sarasota Manatee

September 2019 Real Estate Activity In Sarasota Manatee

Sarasota and Manatee single family home, condo and townhome sales – including distressed sales.

September saw single-family home sales increase over 2018, pushing sales volume up to $262.2 million in Sarasota, while Manatee County saw an increase to $205.3 million. Single family inventory is slightly down in both counties. Condo sales are slightly up in the two county area while inventory holds steady in Sarasota and rose slightly in Manatee.

Download the complete August Sarasota/Manatee real estate summary by clicking HERE.

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

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