Summer in Southwest Florida: Enjoy the Show

June 28th, 2022 by

No matter how much everyone loves to whine and complain about it, Florida’s annual season of scorching heat, high humidity, and copious rainfall (aka, summer) is a good thing. For without a healthy rainy season to counterbalance Florida’s many months of perfect dry weather, the state would be little more than a large desert wedged…

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What is Lexus Smart Key?

June 1st, 2022 by

  Virtually every new car comes equipped with some form of keyless entry system—usually involving a pocket fob—which enables the holder to remotely unlock the driver’s door by simply pressing the “Unlock” button on the fob. Pressing the button again within three seconds unlocks the passenger doors as well, while relocking them all is as…

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The Best Shore Fishing Spots in Bradenton, Florida

April 29th, 2022 by

    If you look down on Bradenton from several thousand feet up—as if in an airplane—you would swear that the peninsula it occupies is shaped exactly like a stone crab claw. Which is exactly as it should be for a town so closely identified with great fishing and glorious Gulf Coast seafood. (See photos…

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Do You Need a Permit to Catch Stone Crabs in Sarasota?

March 11th, 2022 by

Florida is in the last half of the 2021/2022 stone crab season, which began Oct. 15 and ends at 11:59 pm (EDT) on May 1st, two weeks earlier than in previous years. The early closing is intended to reduce pressure on crab stocks, which have been in a prolonged period of decline since the 1990’s….

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Does Lexus Have An Electric Vehicle Yet? Lexus Goes All-In on All-Electric

February 21st, 2022 by

With the auto industry now fully invested in transitioning to all-electric vehicles, the age of the internal combustion engine appears to be winding down.  So, if you’ve not given much thought to owning an electric vehicle, 2022 might be a good the time to start paying attention to what’s out there.  Because there’s a better-than-average…

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Pier Pressure – The Secret Shore Fishing Spots of Sarasota

February 1st, 2022 by

The first time I ever went deep sea fishing was also the last. The seas off the Outer Banks of North Carolina are notoriously rough, even on a good day; and before we lost sight of land on that pre-dawn morning long ago, I found myself pitched over the side of the boat tossing my…

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What is a Pub Sub? Tips and Tricks for Publix sub aficionados.

November 4th, 2021 by

Maybe it’s the searing summer heat.  Or the thick wet blanket of tropical humidity that descends on Florida for months at a time. Or maybe it’s some combination of the two that seems to cause some very strange behavior in the Sunshine State. To be more specific, what is it about a certain sandwich that…

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The Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Lakewood Ranch – A Local’s guide

September 7th, 2021 by

The Capital Grille The Capital Grille is one of the best fine-dining restaurants near Lakewood Ranch. Be prepared to melt over their fresh seafood, massive steaks, or award-winning wine list served with the utmost professional service. Much of their appetizers are fresh seafood. That being said, try starting your exquisite evening dinner with popular appetizers…

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How to Setup the 2022 Lexus Bluetooth System

August 2nd, 2021 by

How to Setup Bluetooth Phone Pairing to a 2022 Lexus using the “HandsFree” or “RX”     1.) Put your Lexus in PARK. 2.) Press the MENU button of your Lexus. 3.) On your Lexus display screen, click SETUP. 4.) On your Lexus display screen, click BLUETOOTH. 5.) Go to your SETTINGS and turn on…

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The Best Sandbars for Boating in Sarasota, Venice, and Bradenton

July 1st, 2021 by

Siesta Key Big Pass Sandbar 27.29’10”N 82.56’41”W Are you ready to let your troubles sink away into the Gulf of Mexico? Then it is time to take a trip to the notorious Siesta Key Big Pass Sandbar. Located between the North of the Siesta Key and the south of the Lido Key, Siesta Key Big Pass…

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