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American Business Women’s Day

September 21, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Recognizing local businesses owned by women, is a good beginning. Let’s support these hard working, innovative ladies, who pave the way for, and inspire, our daughters into independence and leadership roles. Congratulate and support our local female proprietors, and patron their establishments. Here are a few on Anna Maria Island: *Captain Kim’s Charter fishing and […]

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5 Pirate activities to add to “Talk Like a Pirate Day”.

September 19, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


For those with an inner child that likes to engage in silliness, on occasion, get ready for Talk like a Pirate Day. This international fake holiday started in 2002, for the zesty, brash confidence, of the Pirates of old. Celebrated every year on September 19, so mark your calendars. In our Gulf coast area, the […]

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Bay Fest on Anna Maria Island 2017

September 16, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Bayfest one of the most anticipated, annual festivals on Anna Maria Island. With all of the world class restaurants, sweets and treats, cafes and pubs, this offers an easy way to sample their best dishes.   This celebration of food, music, arts and crafts, is a family-friendly event, open for everyone to participate with no entrance fees. October 21, […]

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St Armonds Circle, is a must see, in Sarasota FL.

September 1, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


St. Armonds Circle, is a small Island of shopping and dining in Sarasota. A huge attraction for locals and vacationers alike. Featuring some of the best Dining,  Boutiques, Apparel, Unique Art, Gifts, Spas, and Specialty Stores and more, all in one place. Easy access from Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, and Siesta Key, this is a […]

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Bridge Street Merchants on Anna Maria Island Florida

August 29, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


41Bridge Street Merchants have transformed and updates the face of this smalltown, beach community. This narrow expanse of area businesses have a multitude of offerings. This quaint seaside village has it’s own array of activities, including, shopping, dining, live music, parasailing, mini golf, fishing, dolphin tours etc, and personal pampering at the local day spa. […]

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Anna Maria Island Labor Day Activities for 2017

August 19, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Spending holidays making memories is especially exceptional on Anna Maria Island. Florida’s best beaches are on the Gulf side. Known for the sugar sands, aqua clear waters and spectacular sunsets, make this a perfect location for your Labor Day getaway. With so much to do on the Island, you may be content to just relax […]

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5 Top Foreign Food Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

August 11, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Anna Maria Island is known for fresh seafood, but many of you are from Culturally diverse areas and love the opportunity to dine on your favorite Foreign Cuisine.  Here are the top rated culturally diverse options on Anna Maria Island Florida. Old Hamburg Schnitzelhaus: Restaurant serves the freshest imported draft beers, Wine and authentic German fare. […]

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Tampa Bay football on your Florida Vacation.

August 2, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Fall is coming, and so is Tampa Bay football. Pre-season games, start next week, but the first home game is Aug. 26 at the Raymond James Stadium. Look here for the Buccaneer Schedule and get pumped up for the 2017 season. Raymond James stands out like a beacon in the sky, making it easy to […]

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Anna Maria City Pier Activities

July 30, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


On the North side of Anna Maria Island is the Historic City Pier, at Bay and Pine Ave. If you are an early riser, you are in for a beautiful sunrise on the bay. As you stroll the boardwalk, notice the shorebirds foraging  their morning snack. Join the fishermen, arriving early to the pier, competing […]

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Bridge Street dining on Anna Maria Island.

July 27, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Historic Bridge Street is one of the points of interest on Anna Maria Island. This 2 block section of town is loaded with activity and dining. Try beachfront, secluded garden, bistro, pub and marina side dining are a few of the options. From Classic seafood to authentic French, these locally owned eateries aren’t your neighborhood […]

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Top activities for Island fun near the Historic Bridge Street Pier.

July 20, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Historic Bridge street shopping and dining are part of the draw for visitors. The iconic pier has been recently rebuilt, offering activities, like fishing, parasailing, dolphin or sunset tours and so much more. Here is a list of places to visit on your Anna Maria Island Getaway. 1. Mini Golf~The Fish Hole on Bridge street […]

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July 4th on Anna Maria Island and the Tampa Bay Area

June 26, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Family time, picnics and Barbeques and of course Fireworks are part of the summer fun on the Florida Gulf Coast. Watching the lights reflecting on the Gulf, doubles the shows amazement. Here’s where to go to celebrate July 4, 2017. Plan ahead,as good weather brings big crowds by land and waterfront. If you plan to […]

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5 Family fun Attractions, on your Florida Gulf Coast Vacation.

June 21, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


You are ready to move to Island Time and relax on the shores of the Florida Gulf Coast? If you are looking for an extra feature to add to the family fun, these attractions are just a short drive and pack in a ton of fun,and still get you back for sunset on the beach […]

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Siesta Key Nightlife, when the Sun is done but you are ready for fun!

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Walking along the streets of the Siesta Key Village, you’ll find a variety of casual places to hang your hat. This tiny town packs a big punch for evening- activities. No car is required to get through this inviting community. Just a few block to stroll, if you start early you may even step into a […]

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5 Activities to Make “Father’s Day” a Hit, on the Florida Gulf Coast.

June 7, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Tell dad he’s special with a day of spoiling. Whether he’s a golfer, fisherman, or just enjoys relaxing, there is plenty to do that will make his day memorable. 1.You can hang and the beach and still be thrilled with the St. Pete Beach Grand Prix of the sea, Powerboat races. Come see professional AquaX […]

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Easy steps to getting beach ready.

May 31, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Planning a summer getaway is easier than ever. Choose your destination then let the rest unfold. Florida gulf beaches are among the most beautiful in the world. So if you are preparing  a beach wedding, a romantic retreat, or a family getaway BeachRentals.Mobi has the accommodations to meet your needs, from Clearwater Beach to Siesta […]

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Memorial Day Events 2017

May 25, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Memorial weekend is traditionally the kick off to summer vacationing, this means Beach time. Whether you pack a picnic, eat from the amazing beach cafes or bring food to grill, your best bets are Coquina beach, Manatee Public Beach and The Bayside park on the North side of Anna Maria Island. Each of these park,beaches has […]

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Coquina Gulfside Park, Beach Fun and Events.

May 20, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Coquina Park is the Southernmost Beach on Anna Maria Island offers a variety of amenities for travelers and locals. The first site coming from Longboat Key is the Coquina Bayside South Boat launch on the Longboat Pass. If you have a boat trailered this is the place to launch your sunrise fishing day. Greeted by a variety […]

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Romantic Activities for Couples On Anna Maria Island and the Gulf Coast.

May 12, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


The Florida Gulf Coastline Beaches are full of Romance. From long strolls at sunset, serene preserve trails, a relaxing massage, to waterfront dining, or shopping the boutiques for that special reminder of your holiday in Paradise. Check the location that is near your vacation rental home.   Anna Maria Island/Sarasota 1.Couples Massage: With options of […]

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Mother’s Day Dining on Anna Maria Island, Sarasota and Indian Shores and Indian Rocks or Clearwater areas.

May 4, 2017 by Tammy DeLosh


Mother’s Day brunch and other dining options and activites to make her day as special as she is. Tell mom that you appreciate all of her love and devotion with a day of pampering, and time with the people she loves most, her family. Sign of the Mermaid~The ultimate in award winning dessert, to treat […]

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