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NEW FLIGHTS TO SARASOTA-BRADENTON AIRPORT (SRQ)

With Low Fares to High Demand Destinations
The Sarasota/Bradenton International airport is one of my favourite airports. It is convenient, only 15 minutes from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals-601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217, but that’s only one reason I love SRQ. This airport is so inviting with its friendly and welcoming staff. It is small, modern, clean, with comfortable seating and Free strong/super fast wi-fi. The airport is easy to navigate which for me completely takes away the dread associated with large airports. The baggage area is easy to find and the car rentals are in the same area. These last two are both very favourable considerations, especially if your vacation leave is only one week. Less time spent travelling, means more time spent enjoying the reason that you are here, your vacation.
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So what’s not to love about SRQ? Some travellers complain that there are very few airlines that fly into SRQ and those airlines that do, require a transfer or stopover along the way. The limited number of restaurants and stores and their early closing hours, with some not open on the weekends. Another complaint is that there are not enough low budget airlines to book flights with.
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Well, flying into the Sarasota/Bradenton airport (SRQ) just got easier as well as less expensive. Frontier Airline recently announced they will be offering direct, non-stop flights from Atlanta beginning December 10, 2018. Flights between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will be offered three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. As an added bonus to this already great news, Frontier is offering special introductory fares as low as $39 each way!
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This is the latest in a series of new destinations offered via budget airlines. Earlier this year, SRQ and Frontier announced new non-stop flights to Cleveland and to Philadelphia. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and Frontier Airlines will provide the service to Cleveland and Philadelphia beginning in December. The flights to Philadelphia International Airport begin on December 10, 2018 with flights offered Mondays and Fridays. In April of this year, Allegiant launched its first Sarasota routes, flying to Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.
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Since the addition of Allegiant and Frontier to the airport this year, traffic numbers are increasing. According to airport authorities July saw a 30 percent increase in passenger traffic, with a 23 percent increase in June, and a 16 percent increase in May. So, what will SRQ do to keep up with this increased traffic flow? The airport authority has authorized the expenditure of $228,501, plus a 10 percent contingency, to install 148 more feet of baggage belt in three locations in the terminal. Also, airport officials are beginning to think about overflow parking this winter and the long-term possibility of adding a parking garage. With the growth of SRQ airport bringing in increased revenue to area businesses I’m sure we will be hearing news of many improvements over the next few years.
Recent Yelp Reviews —
  1. What a great airport! I always think the small ones have the best customer service, since they’re not nearly as busy as the large ones. This airport is super clean & that includes the bathrooms – which is always a plus! The women’s restrooms come with an additional shelf for your purse or bag – which is ALWAYS appreciated :)There’s a small selection of places to eat/drink past security. But it’s sufficient and does include a Starbucks! Gates have lots of charging stations in the seating area so you aren’t searching for a place to plug in (or have to sit on the floor in the corner). Ride-sharing is clearly labeled so if you need an Uber or Lyft it won’t be complicated to find where to go. And there are plenty of people waiting to pick you up so you won’t wait forever in the heat. Overall, I love flying in here – stress free & clean!
  2. It’s got everything you need for a tiny airport – 1 coffee shop & a restaurant before security and the same on the other side.  As someone who use to fly every week for 5 years, this little airport is growing but still super easy to get in and out of.  Only way to make it better would be the parking shuttles frequency but so long as it isn’t raining ya a very easy walk. Overall very clean and friendly airport
  3. Very small airport yet so simple. Time frame from entrance to boarding gate was about 40 minutes. Air mall is practically non existant. There is a Starbucks and one bar which included very little seating. Overall it went smoothly
  4. Tiny airport, no lounges, very limited eating and drinking options, but very helpful staff from check-in to boarding.
  5. This is a great airport, easy in and out. Now parking is even better since the addition of the covered area.
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WHEN A FIVE STAR REVIEW ON HOMEAWAY IS NOT ENOUGH THERE IS TRIPADVISOR-THANK YOU EVAN

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Beautiful Condo Right on the Beach⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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My family and I stayed at this condo and it was amazing. From the moment you walk in for the first time, you are taken back by the beauty this unit has to offer. Everything from the floor to the paint on the walls has been renovated and updated. It was so enjoyable to visit this condo.
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This condo offers the best views on the beach with an outside deck and a master overlooking the ocean. The unit itself had everything you needed to have a great time on the beach and to just relax and enjoy being on island time. The condo is also close to so many things to do on the island, plenty of places to eat, shop and do adventures, walking distance. There is also a free bus trolley which will drive you around the island so you never have to worry about anything and getting home safe.
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The best part of this place are the owners, Terry is very easy to work with and super accommodating. He told us the best places to eat, where the locals go! And gave us everything we needed to have the perfect vacation. Couldn’t say enough good things about this place, definitely will be making a return trip and highly recommend anyone wanting the perfect get away to book this unit.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

My Response:

Hi Evan,

Thank you for the awesome review and thank you again for being our guests. It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to having you as our guests again on Anna Maria Island.

Sincerely,

Terry, Sandy & Family

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GET READY FOR ANNA MARIA ISLAND’S 18th Annual BAYFEST

If your vacation with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals-601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217 includes an October visit this is definitely something you will want to attend. An all day street festival with live music, crafts, food/beverages, kids zone … something for everyone! Guaranteed fun for all ages!
Haven’t booked your fall vacation yet? It’s not too late find us online at Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals. Reserve your spot today for your perfect beach vacation on beautiful Anna Maria Island.
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BAYFEST Presented by: AMI Chamber of Commerce
When: Saturday October 20, 2018
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Location: Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Ticket Price: FREE
The AMI Chamber of Commerce has a full, fun filled day planned:
There will be a CLASSIC CAR SHOW  from 10AM-3PM with over 100 classic, antique, custom, muscle cars and street rods on display.
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Enjoy listening to Emcee, Mike Sales 10AM – 9PM and a great line up of live music —
Memphis Rub 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Renegade  12 NOON – 1:30PM
soulRcoaster  2PM – 4PM
Karen & Jimmy Band  4:30PM – 6:30PM
Dr. Dave Band  7PM – 9PM
There will be blocks of Arts and Crafts Vendors showcasing their unique one-of-a -kind items as well as a Kids Zone. Your kids will enjoy the bounce house and other fun inflatables as well as the Privateers pirate ship.
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Lots of tasty food options from some of Anna Maria finest restaurants —
Churrolicious, Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen, The Feast, Gran Arepa, Hurricane Hanks
Subz n Grubz, T & L BBQ, The Waterfront Restaurant, Anna Maria Island Privateers
You will also find a great variety of Refreshments and Snacks 
Hahn’s Kettle Corn, Kona Ice – shaved ice     Tropi-Coco – fresh coconut water, coconut smoothie, virgin piña colada, Sherry Berry Lemonade – fresh squeezed lemonade, soda and water. And of course, my favourite – Tyler’s Gourmet Ice Cream
Adult drinks – Beer, Wine, Rum Runners, Margaritas, Rum and Coke’s
Please Note: No coolers or outside alcohol will be permitted
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There are several means of transportation to Bayfest.
The simplest way is to take the Free Island Trolley which eliminates your driving and parking worries. The Trolley runs from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, approximately every 20 minutes with a stop on Gulf Drive, to the right as you walk out of your condo. Hop on the Northbound Trolley to Pine Avenue and you’re there.
If you choose to drive, follow Gulf Drive North all the way to Pine Avenue, which is approximately a 15 minute drive from your condo. There is some neighborhood street parking available, but please read the signs CAREFULLY. Make sure they indicate that parking is permitted and if you are lucky enough to find a spot, be sure you park with all four tires off the roadway and sidewalks, and with the direction of traffic.
You can also park offsite at Crosspointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Drive on the north end of Holmes Beach. There will be a free dedicated trolley shuttling people directly from the church to the City Pier at the end of Pine Avenue.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND, 70th SEASON ISLAND PLAYERS, SEPTEMBER 2018 – May 2019 

The Island Players community theatre is one of the many gems and a must visit while you vacation with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217. It is a beautifully maintained little theatre with lots of history. The building was originally a family home in Palmetto and was relocated to its present site. You will find comfortable seating, lots of leg room and viewing with no obstructions. The staff and volunteers from the box office to the stage manager and actors clearly love what they do and it shows. Island Players offers great talent while giving you, the audience, a most enjoyable theatre experience.
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The Island Players group will be kicking off its 70th season with Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest” with performances from September 20 to September 30. The Unexpected Gift, is a detective and murder fiction, a compelling tale that is sure to entertain. Filled with mystery and suspense it begins with a stranger lost in the fog who seeks refuge in a nearby house. He finds a dead man and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. The woman’s confession is not convincing, but the unexpected guest decides to help. Police clues create a tangled web of lies revealing family secrets and chilling motives, a Pandora’s Box of loves, jealousies and hates. Just when the murder seems solved, the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.
Don’t miss this tantalizing presentation filled with suspicions and intrigues.
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Here is a complete list of the 2018/2019 Island Players schedule:
September 20 – September 30, 2018 THE UNEXPECTED GUEST
by Agatha Christie, Directed by Heiko Knipfelberg
November 8 – November 18, 2018 BAGGAGE by Sam Bobrick
Directed by James Thaggard
January 10 – January 27, 2019 I HATE HAMLET by Paul Rudnick,
Directed by Preston Boyd
March 7 – March 24, 2019 A FLEA IN HER EAR by Geroges Feydeau
Directed by Kelly Wynn Woodland
May 2 – May 12, 2019 PRESENT LAUGHTER by Noel Coward,
Directed by Mike Lusk
You don’t have to choose just one of the above performances, season tickets are available!
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The Island Players Theatre —
Founded in 1949, The Island Players, Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing artistic experiences for the communities of Anna Maria Island through the presentation of stage productions. It is the oldest community theatre in Manatee County.
The Island Players Theatre is located in the Old Community House, a historic building on the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue (the northern end of Anna Maria Island) in the city of Anna Maria.
There are 137 seats in the theatre in tiered rows (stadium seating). There are 4 chairs on the right side of the theatre and 2 chairs on the “fireplace” side, giving a total seating capacity of 143.
Tickets are $20 (US) per performance for season’s five primary plays.
Food and beverages not allowed in the theatre.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Box Office or by phone – (941) 778-5755
Box office is located at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Florida (Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue).
The box office is open 10 days before opening night Monday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and on performance nights as “Will Call” only, one hour before curtain.
Regular show performances are: Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm and Sunday matinees @ 2:00 pm
For additional information visit their website — theislandplayers.org
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THANK YOU TO THE STALCUP FAMILY FOR THEIR AWESOME REVIEW

Perfect! Could not beat the beach views and condo!!!! 5-star-rating-anna-maria-island-condo-rentals

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Wow! What a great time. The condo has recently been updated and renovated. It was in perfect shape when we arrived. Terry is a great host and very accommodating. The condo had everything for our vacation, beautiful views right on the beach, walking distance to anything you need, the island trolley literally stops at the condo and it’s free! There are a restaurants literally on the beach where you stay so you are able to get food and drinks, you can’t beat this condo. Definitely will be returning to this unit in the future!
Submitted: Aug 31, 2018 | Stayed: August 2018

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My Response:

Hi Evan,

Thank you for the awesome review and thank you again for being our guests. It has been a pleasure working with you and we hope you will keep us in mind for your future travel plans we would feel fortunate to have you as our guests again.

Sincerely,
Terry, Sandy & Family

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LABOUR DAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 FIREWORKS – ANNA MARIA ISLAND

Labor Day is right around the corner and you and your family members staying on fabulous Anna Maria Island won’t want to miss the fireworks show hosted by the Sandbar Restaurant.
We are all familiar with the whizzes and whoops as fireworks screech up into the night sky. For firework lovers there is nothing more exciting than a spectacular firework display at the Sandbar Restaurant with plenty of affects and an array of colour.
The Sandbar had complaints and displeased attendees after a disappointing Firework show on July 4th of this year. According to the Sandbar events operation manager, Jim Harwood, the team Creative Pyrotechnics, hired by the Sandbar lacked experienced staff and fireworks. The same company have offered to do it right on Labour Day and everyone is hopeful that it will be every bit as good as the Sandbar’s years past fireworks displays.
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Bring a blanket, beach towel or beach chairs and enjoy the show for free from the sand. Seating at the restaurant is first come, first served.
There are several ways to travel from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217 to the Sandbar. There is the free Island trolley service with a trolley stop right out front of your door on Gulf Drive. You can consider the Island Beach Monkeys, the monkey bus which is a tip only service. If you choose to drive to the Sandbar please keep in mind that parking is limited, making it my last choice of transportation.
Whatever your means of transportation, come out and enjoy a waterfront breeze while marveling at the fantastic bursts of color. What a great way to celebrate the “unofficial end of summer” at this free community fireworks celebration.
Sponsored by: The Sandbar Restaurant
Location: 100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria
When: Monday, September 3, 2018
Time: After sunset – approximately 8:30 pm
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND RED TIDE UPDATE

Sandy and I walked the beach from the Moose Lodge to the Manatee Public Beach and back today, we walked for about 90 minutes and then sat on the beach for another hour. Was there a smell of red tide in the air? Yes. Was it a very slight smell? Yes. Did we cough once? No. Is the water a brown colour along the shoreline? Yes. Is it horrible? No. What did we witness? People enjoying the beach. Families with children enjoying the beach. Kids playing in the water and on the beach. People sunning themselves and sleeping on the beach. Jet skies and boats in the Gulf. Did we see one person regardless of age or gender covering their mouth and nose with anything? Not a chance. There were no news agencies on the beach looking for the biggest pile of dead fish and reporting from the scene because we did not see one dead fish in the water or on the beach. We did see a few dead crabs and one dead stingray. I guess good news is no news because they are no where to be found. We had to come up from the beach at 3:00pm because the rain moved in or we would still be out there now. Fortunately all these people and their families did not get the memo the world is coming to an end or they would have missed a beautiful day at the beach.

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Anna Maria Island Destinations on a Budget

One of the largely unsung gems of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Anna Maria Island proves a treat for return visitors and new adventurers alike. Characterized by its beloved beaches, the island itself is also home to Pine Avenue, where retail venues, renowned eateries, and art galleries alike await your indulgence. No matter how long you plan on visiting this Floridian escape, there’s a wide variety of activities available to those traveler’s on a budget. Historic landmarks, sandy beaches, and staples of the social scene make nearly every corner of Anna Maria Island a must-see destination.

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World-class beaches:

There’s no quicker distance to happiness on a budget around Anna Maria Island than the beaches. Check out Bean Point, a beach of white sands a gradual grade into clear waters. Especially during seasonally warm months, taking a dip in Bean Point waters proves an excellent decision. Though difficult to locate, the beach at Beach Point is well worth the investment, if only for the palm trees, clear skies, and gentle oceanic breezes.

Then there’s the Anna Maria Beach, a public, waterfront location that allows fishing. Make the acquaintance of soft, white sands on the island, where you’ll discover the true definition of a laid-back atmosphere. For even more easy recreation, check out the local Manatee Beach, the site of both a playground for young children, and public grilling facilities!

Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum:

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Set in a jailhouse circa the 1920s, the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum provides the perfect immersion into life in the last century. Check out the local history of the region, together with a wonderful series of permanent displays that inform locals and visitors alike as to the life gone by.

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Before the building served as a museum, it was first an icehouse, then a garage, and after that a sea turtle hatchery. The title of museum was next added to its decorated portfolio, where today visitors can learn about everything that makes the region unforgettable, and historically significant. Learn about the island’s first settlers, as well as the location’s decorated fishing and athletics history. Peruse newspaper archives and encounter firsthand accounts of past families.

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Pine Avenue:

Immerse yourself in the social scene of Pine Avenue, where retail outlets, recognized eateries, and diversified businesses all await your attention. Experience the delectable creations of Anna Maria Donuts, before taking home a special product from the Anna Maria Olive Oil Outpost.

If you’re looking for an edge while on vacation, stop on by the Flip Flop Shop and Candy Stop, the wonderful blend of sugar and beach supplies. And if you’re in the mood to bring something special home with you, check out the special products at Tide and Moon Jewelry. Many are easily affordable, and all are world-class. Whether it’s the Spice Merchants of Anna Maria, or Poppo’s Taqueria, take a stroll down Pine Avenue, for a recreational experience you can share with family and friends.

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Bayfront Park:

For some complimentary recreation, stop by Anna Maria’s Bayfront Park, a wide open space near the coast that features a playground for youth of all sizes, as well as amenities for your next social function! With picnic tables, grilling facilities, public pavilions, restrooms, and more, Bayfront Park is the perfect excuse to get outside, whenever you’re in the region. Familiarize your feet with silky white sands, only steps from cool waters.

There’s also a boat ramp nearby, for those individuals and families who want to explore the local vicinity from unprecedented angles. The beach is also open for swimming, which means you have the perfect excuse to beat the heat, especially during warm summer months! Clear skies, coastal breezes and friendly locals all add to the list of reasons why you need to check out Bayfront Park for yourself, the ideal attraction to visit on a budget.

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Anna Maria Island Beach Café:

When you have to come off the beach while frequenting Anna Maria Island, it’s high time to check out Anna Maria Island Beach Café. This uniquely casual dining atmosphere allows you to experience fine cuisine on a budget, whether you’re inside or relaxing on the front patio. You can even relax on the local sands while you wait for your food to arrive!

Stop by every Friday, when you take on their all you can eat fish fry! And if you’re in the mood to sample a local favorite, check out their all you can eat pancakes and sausage, easily their favorite menu item. Play in the sand with the kids while you wait for the waiter, at a location beloved by locals for its food and its prices alike. Whether it’s the half-pound cheeseburgers, the made-to-order omelets, or the fish platters, the Anna Maria Island Beach Café is the place to be when the sun sets.

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Coquina Baywalk:

This series of off-the-beaten-path trails and recreational opportunities is exactly what every true adventurer seeks on Anna Maria Island. It’s largely untapped wilderness, allowing you the chance to explore the region at your own pace. Take advantage of uninterrupted views of the bay, from largely hidden observational platforms delicately tucked away amid the trees.

Even though the trail network is less than a mile long in total length, it’s well worth your time and investment. As far as budget attractions on Anna Maria Island are concerned, the Coquina Baywalk exists among those sights and sounds that are both free, and priceless.

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Budget Anna Maria Island Attractions Set to Impress:

Whether it’s the picture-perfect beaches or the recreational opportunities afforded exclusively to local visitors, there’s so much to do and to explore in island paradise, even if you’re on the strictest budget. So long as you’re fine with experiencing some of the world’s greatest outdoor venues, you can fashion lifelong memories at Anna Maria Island, without spending more than you’re comfortable with! Your budget has no impact on the quality of your memories, so long as you adhere to our suggested portfolio of world-class attractions in the Florida Gulf Coast!

Source: John Gallagher / https://trip101.com/writer/john

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A TASTE OF ABSINTHE — ART SHOW — THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE

You are invited to A Taste of Absinthe tomorrow, Friday August 17, 2018 at the Anna Maria Island Art League Gallery.
The Doctor’s Office is hosting an evening event featuring: Sips from The Doctor’s Office amazing absinthe fountain!

Dating back to the 19th century, the affectionate name given to the absinthe drink was The Green Fairy. Absinthe is a lost spirit with a rich history that is being rediscovered. Absinthe has long been associated with fun and sharing and Picasso, Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde and many other artists loved to consume it. Absinthe was so popular as part of the 19th century French culture that the wine industry worried about their loss of market share to absinthe. They created fake news and as a concession to winemakers it was made illegal through most of the 20th century. Absinthe became rehabilitated around 2000 as scientists downplayed the dangers of wormwood and liquor marketers could recognize a great marketing opportunity when they saw it.

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Absinthe is best served from an absinthe fountain. Today, absinthe fountains are appearing again, appealing to both veteran absinthe connoisseurs and to folks who have just discovered the charm of the Green Fairy.The fountains come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all perform the same function. Although, much more than just a decorative fountain, a true connoisseur will tell you that they help to unlock the beauty, power, effects and true taste of great absinthe. The fountain delivers a steady drizzle of ice-cold water into glasses of absinthe that are placed under the taps. Small slotted absinthe spoons containing sugar cubes are balanced on top of the glasses. The water from the tiny taps drip water over the sugar diluting the alcohol-rich drink and activating the botanicals in the absinthe. As the sugared water drips into the clear green absinthe it creates a swirling cloud bespeckled with twinkling crystals from the dissolving sugar. Centuries of absinthe protagonists swear to the presence of a green fairy dancing in the swirling, sparkling cloud. Many people have never tried absinthe, much less seen a real absinthe fountain.

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Join the Doctor’s Office and Anna Maria Island Art Gallery and share The Green Fairy while enjoying a unique experience of art and lifestyle. The whole experience is novel and one that I’m sure Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals guests will find most entertaining.

When: Friday, August 17, 2018
Where: Art League Gallery 5312 Holmes Blvd. Holmes Beach, FL
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Artwork by Anne Abgott
A display of the accomplished works by Anne Abgott, world-renowned artist
and best-selling author of Daring Color. Anne is a Canadian-born artist
who maintains her studio here in Cortez, Florida.
Sculptures by Woody Candish
A showing of two secret works by the Island’s most memorable and favorite
Island Son sculptor. These pieces have never been displayed before and both
are part of Sean Murphy’s private “Woody Collection”.

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The Doctor’s Office will treat attendees to bourbon punch, beer, wine,
light bites and teacup servings from the amazing Green Fairy absinthe fountain.
Donations for the Island Art League will be encouraged.

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GOOD NEWS ON 2018 HURRICANE SEASON AS STORM NUMBERS DECREASE

June 1st – November 30th marks hurricane season in Florida. The peak of storm activity is August, September and October, but the expected conclusion is the weekend of Labour Day (September 3). The chances of a hurricane touching down in the US are rare and we usually have plenty of notice, but their path can be unpredictable. How powerful will it be? Will it become a Hurricane? If so, when and when will it make landfall? These are the questions we ask when there is mention of a storm or threatening hurricane.

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We received some great news yesterday when the lead weather forecasting agency in the country lowered its predictions for the storm season.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) there is a 60 percent chance that the rest of the storm season will be below normal and the NOAA now predicts between zero and two major storms this year. It should be noted that an average season, the actual chance of a hurricane are relatively low anyway. NOAA expects between 9 and 13 named storms with 4 to 7 of them reaching hurricane level. This number includes the four named storms that have already formed this year leaving 0-2 possibly becoming major hurricanes. A storm that reaches hurricane status is one where winds are at least 74mph. A major hurricane is one that reaches category three which comes with winds of at least 111mph.

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There are several reasons for these lower predictions. One of the big reasons is the anticipated El Nino which is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. El Nino Also creates high pressure aloft and lower surface pressure in the Pacific.
Conditions where hurricanes typically develop off the African coast have also not been as conducive for the development of storms.
Another reason for a less likely chance of major storms is that hurricanes need warm water (27 C/80 F or more) to grow and with cooler than average water temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, non-conducive wind patterns and warmer Pacific Ocean waters are creating a hostile environment for hurricanes in the Atlantic and Caribbean basins. NOAA’s lead seasonal forecaster, Gerry Bell, said surface water temperatures in the Atlantic haven’t been this chilly since the early 1990s.

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As we know, storms are unpredictable so when weather forecasters predict the possibility of a storm turning into a hurricane hitting the western Gulf of Mexico in a week or two, don’t immediately panic and cancel your trip. Tropical storms are notorious for changing their travel routes. If you immediately cancel, and the storm diminishes or changes direction and leaves our area unscathed, you will not only be disappointed that your dream vacation was cancelled and assuming you have insurance you might not receive reimbursement from your insurer. When planning your family vacation with Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals – 601 Gulf Dr. N. Anna Maria Island, Florida 34217 we highly recommend cancellation/interruption insurance in case our area is directly threatened.
Please ask us about cancellation insurance, we are happy to help.

This recent seasonal forecast provided us good information and is useful as a general guide. Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals will remain on hurricane alert and keep you updated as the season progresses. If you don’t see an update, remember, no news is good news!

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