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!


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




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


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


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

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


By Ed Bertha


“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

Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT – Perspectives – REAL Health

Kim Burns Article

Boost Your Health:

3 Senses you should attend to more

By Kimberly Burns, OTR/L, CLT

Ism: Denoting a system, principle, or ideological movement or denoting a pathological condition. Your choice.
Kimism: Maximize health and well-being by combining two or more natural strategies!

We have so many great ways we can use knowledge of the body’s inner workings to heal and maintain wellness. When we look to our sensory systems and support our “involuntary muscles”, we reduce the work the body has to do on its own to run more efficiently and maximize health.

1. Proprioception is the body’s awareness of movement. We are not always aware of how our insides are working, especially the diaphragm. Jobs that require sitting, overhead reaching, bending for long periods of time contribute to a breathing pattern that does not benefit you. By learning Diaphragmatic Breathing, you can train your diaphragm to move in the correct manner influencing better health. You can easily incorporate this breath before you get out of bed in the morning and after you get back in for the night. I recommend diaphragmatic breathing to be done only when the body is not engaging abdominal muscles to reduce injury such as hernias and prolapsed bladders. What a good way to start and end your day knowing you have taken the time to care for yourself. Read More

Colleen Quinn – Perspectives – REAL Beauty

Colleen Quinn Article

Cinnamon and Coconut Oil Hair Mask

By Colleen Quinn

Are you suffering from hair loss or just want to have your hair grow faster? This month I am featuring hair growing masks along with tricks for hydrating your dull, dry winter hair from the comfort of your own home. Typically, people suffer from hair loss due to hormonal changes, thyroid problems, child birth or menopause. All of this can be stressful and frightening but before you spend money on drugs or harsh chemicals try out this DIY hair mask:

Why it Works

Coconut oil stimulates hair growth and adds luster, shine and softness to the hair. It also prevents hair breakage and split ends. Because of coconut oil’s high moisture retaining abilities it penetrates deeper into the hair shaft than regular conditioners. Also, because it is loaded with fatty acids you are left with beautiful, soft, silky hair.

Cinnamon stimulates circulation to the scalp, improving blood flow to the hair follicles. It also strengthens your hair follicles which allows your hair to grow longer. Read More

Curtis Andrews – Mark Lawrence – Perspectives – Real Community

Lakewood Ranch Golf

Lakewood Ranch Golf Update

By Curtis Andrews & Mark Lawrence

There are more than 1,250 Floridian golf courses, more than any other State, and many are open to the green fee paying public, however if you want to play the very best golf courses in the area it will require effort and skillful networking.

akewood National Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch recently hosted the inaugural PGA “Suncoast Classic” tournament the second week of February. 156 players competed for a $550,000 purse. A five-year deal is in place with the PGA and Lakewood National through 2023. This year’s tournament was won by Colorado native Mark Hubbard who secured his first Tour title in his 65th start, firing a four-round total of 26-under to secure a two-shot win over Maverick McNealy.

Developed by Lennar Homes, in conjunction with the Lakewood National Golf & Country Club masterpiece community, Lakewood National is a 2017 Arnold Palmer Design course featuring a layout unique to the western central Florida landscape that encompasses a natural, rustic feel with a classic touch rooted in the Golden Age of golf course architecture.

If you are a golfer, Lakewood Ranch offers a variety of courses to take a swing at. Some of the courses in Lakewood Ranch are: Read More

Cheryl Valdebenito – Perspectives – REAL Health

Cheryl Valdebenito Article

Healthy Options For The Man Who Has Everything

By Cheryl Valdebenito

Today’s focus is on the men ~ How can we help support your healthy life style in a natural holistic way? Men are pragmatic – generally you deal with something when it happens. Although you’re experiencing different stressors every day, you treat those little annoyances like pesky mosquitos, simply to be brushed away. When the bug’s venom r-e-a-l-l-y starts itching, your awareness says, “what can I DO about this?”

Some of the best gems for relieving life’s little discomforts are essential oils. While it is usually the women who lean toward this solution, Men…Listen up! Your turn has come.

The science behind the use of pure essential oils is revealing, so as you dip your foot into the scented oils a few times, you likely will find yourself stimulated by the results of your research. Quality, purity and effectiveness are key elements to their viability. Let’s have a look at what benefits are possible using oils if golf is your passion.

On the drive over, you’re telling yourself, ‘Today is par or better; get your head in the game.’ In moments like these, a drop or two of Frankincense comes in handy. Put it in your palm, breathe in the earthy, uplifting aroma, and pat your neck. The scent is grounding you, giving you a sense of connectedness between yourself and the grass, somehow elevating and stimulating at the same time. Read More

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