Relax-Rejoice- Re-think and Rejuvenate!

Every Jan 1st, I always feel a new sense of renewal. It's like a new beginning- a chance to start fresh.

Oh yes, each year we all pledge to eat less, exercise more, lose those few extra pounds… but how about something new- This year, how about a pledge to re-think and rejuvenate! Sarasota has so much to offer to help the process.

People often ask Irv and I: "What made you come to Sarasota?" The answer for me is easy – It's all about the Sunshine and the Palm Trees!! The chance to explore and expand my horizons in an area that although the average age in Sarasota is now about 45, the offerings are amazing for all ages.

Sarasota is referred to as a "think and do tank". From the HUB - a group of 20 something's, advancing technology; IMG academy becoming a mecca for professional athletes in training for all sports, to the Conference on Positive Aging which is being held right here in Sarasota next month.

As we wonder where the past year has gone to- here are some highlights to look forward to in January.

  • The Lifelong Learning Academy programs begin at USF Sarasota-Manattee
  • New exhibits at the John and Mable Ringling Museum- including the popular - Arts after 5 in the courtyard featuring music continue.
  • Numerous art festivals from Venice to Bradenton are in full swing.

There is some great entertainment coming to Sarasota this month- from B.B.King, to the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel.

In the mood for some fun concerts and shows?

  • How about ABBA - The Concert
  • Merle Haggard
  • Godspell
  • An evening with Jerry Lewis

– Just to name a few.

As always know that it is our mission to show you our wonderful bit of Paradise here on the Gulf coast, and to help you find the perfect property, whether it be a vacation home, or permanent relocation.

Until then – Enjoy! Leslie