Faithful fans of Traders who have been eagerly awaiting the opening of its spin off restaurant — T2 — can now head over to The Village Shops and enjoy the new, more casual and slightly smaller restaurant for themselves.
T2 is more intimate than “big Traders,” and notably has outdoor, pet-friendly seating. Its menu shares some of Traders’ trademark dishes, but makes sure to highlight a unique character all its own. » Read more
Deeply rooted in Florida’s landscape, palm trees of all shapes, sizes and colors have made their way here over the years. Though hundreds of exotic palms have been imported to Florida, only a dozen are native to the state.
Click here to read a fascinating and informative article from Florida Weekly, written by Evan Williams. » Read more
“Adopt the pace of Nature. Her secret is patience.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Should you have any photos you’d like to share, please email them to [email protected]
Today’s Guest Photographer: Dan Ferrell » Read more
Dames at Sea tells the story of Ruby, who steps off a bus from Utah and into her first Broadway show. But hours before the opening night curtain is set to rise, the cast learns that their theater is being demolished. With the help of some adoring sailors, Ruby and the cast set a plan in motion to perform the show in a naval battleship.
The show is known for its exuberant choreography. » Read more
The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba will make a historic first appearance ever in Southwest Florida on Saturday, March 10 when it performs at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.
Since its inception in 1960, The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. » Read more
What a trio of beautiful ladies!
Now you know why we love the annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner. It always brings an opportunity to connect with good friends!
Case in point, the photo above, showing (from left) Ocean’s Reach longtime guest Dottie B., owner Marcia M. and staff member extraordinaire (and clean up volunteer) Lisa!
Bellissimo! » Read more
FROM THE NEWS-PRESS:
Scientists discover rare, 7,000 year old burial site in Gulf of Mexico
Article by Chad Gillis
Archaeologists have discovered a 7,000-year-old burial site in the Gulf of Mexico after a tip from a recreational diver who found human remains at the site in 2016.
Called Manasota Key Offshore, » Read more
Sundays are made for a good book, don’t you agree?
But where to sit?
Hmmm … We have a suggestion! » Read more
Andy shared this photo that he captured of a Green Anole, the only anole species native to Florida.
Green anoles are medium-sized lizards with long tails. Sometimes called chameleons because of their color-changing abillity, they can be anywhere from emerald green to brown or gray. When stressed, they turn dark brown.
They’re getting harder and harder to find with competition from the hardy and non-native brown anoles, » Read more