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Don't Miss the 61st Annual Englewood Pioneer Days!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

Englewood is the place to be this month! Enjoy the best family-friendly fun now through Labor Day at the 61st Annual ENGLEWOOD PIONEER DAYS! There are incredible events planned every weekend. With exciting contests and tournaments, dance parties, car shows, parade, and incredible community festival, there is something for everyone at the Englewood Pioneer Days! Click on the links below for details on all of the events!

Saturday, August 19th

Little Miss and Mr.  Englewood Pageant

  • Time: 9:00 am (Registration) | 11:00 am (Pageant starts)

  • Location: Lemon Bay High School Auditorium (2201 Placida Road)

  • Cost: $3.00 per person | FREE for participants & children under 5

  • Registration Form

Sunday, August 20th

Family Bowling Tournament 2017

  • Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm OR 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Location: Englewood Bowl (299 South Indiana Avenue)

  • Cost: $100 per team of 4 (includes 3 games, shoes, and balls)

  • Registration Form

Saturday, August 26th

Chalkfest 6.0

  • Time: 8:00 am (Sign in) | 9:00 am (Chalking starts)

  • Location: Dearborn Street

  • Cost: FREE

  • Open to artists of ALL ages

Kids Shipwreck Party

  • Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Location: Tringali Center (3460 North Access Road)

  • Cost: FREE

  • Open to children ages 9 to 15

Sunday, August 27th

8th Annual  Michael O'Donnell Memorial Fish-A-Thon

  • Time: 7:00 am - 8:00 am (Check in) | 8:15 am - 10:15 am (Lines in water)

  • Location: Tom Adams Fishing Pier (1400 Beach Road)

  • Cost: FREE

  • Registration Form

The Englewood Historical Tour

  • Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Locations: Englewood Area History Museum (1394 Olde Englewood Road) | Lemon Bay Garden Club (480 Yale Street) | Lemon Bay Historical Society (416 West Green Street) | Old Florida Outdoor Center (463 West Dearborn Street)

  • Cost: FREE

Tuesday, August 29th


  • Time: 7:00 pm

  • Location: Green Street Church (416 West Green Street)

  • Cost: FREE

Saturday, September 2nd

Cardboard Boat Race

  • Time: 9:00 am (Registration) | 11:00 am (Race starts)

  • Location: Indian Mound Park (210 Winson Avenue)

  • Cost: FREE

  • Registration Form

The Shipwreck Dance

  • Time: 5:00 pm

  • Location: Pioneer Park (300 West Dearborn Street)

  • Cost: FREE

The Taste of Englewood

  • Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Location: Pioneer Park (300 West Dearborn Street)

  • Cost: $5 or less per dish

Sunday, September 3rd

The Diaper Derby

  • Time: 2:00 pm

  • Location: Lemon Bay Woman’s Club (51 North Maple Street)

  • Cost: FREE

  • Contact Terry at (941) 474-3520 or to reserve spot

Open Car Show

  • Time: 2:00 pm

  • Location: 300 block of West Dearborn Street

  • Cost: FREE (Pre-registration) | $5 (Day of registration)

  • Registration Form

Monday, September 4th

Englewood Pioneer Days Parade

  • Time: 9:00 am

  • Location: Begins Englewood Center Parking Lot (200 South Indiana Avenue) ends at the corner of Old Englewood Road & Stewart Street

  • Cost: FREE

All Corvette Car Show S

  • Time: After Parade

  • Location: 300 block of West Dearborn Street

  • Cost: FREE (Pre-registration) | $5 (Day of registration)

  • Registration Form

*Sunday, September 3rd - Monday, September 4th*


  • Times: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Sunday) | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Monday)

  • Location: Pioneer Park (300 West Dearborn Street)

  • Cost: FREE

The Flerlage Real Estate Group hopes everyone has a fun time at the 61st Annual Englewood Pioneer Days!


Images Credit: Englewood Pioneer Days

Back to School in the Suncoast!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

The first day of school is fast approaching throughout the Suncoast! School buses will be loaded, backpacks filled with supplies, and the first bell ringing through the halls. Check out the dates for the first day of school at our area school districts.

Charlotte County Public Schools | 1960 Landings Boulevard, Sarasota

First Day of School: Thursday, August 10th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar  

Sarasota County Schools | 1960 Landings Boulevard, Sarasota

First Day of School: Monday, August 14th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar


The Flerlage Real Estate Group hopes all the students in the Suncoast have a successful and fun 2017-2018 school year!!!

Both Charlotte County Public Schools and Sarasota County Schools are top rated districts in the state. They are both dedicated to academic excellence and offering a wide variety of extracurricular activities. If you are interested in Buying your dream home within one of these school districts, Search Homes for Sale. Give the Flerlage Team a call today or visit our website at!

Cast your Line in the Sarasota Slam!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

Suncoast fishermen of all ages will love participating in the Sarasota Slam! From Tuesday, August 1st, through August 5th, anglers will be hitting the sea to try their luck at catching the largest Billfish, Grouper, Redfish, Snapper, Trout, Tuna, or Wahoo. There are also Inshore, Offshore, and Fun Fish divisions in the tournament. Whether you want to cast a line in the tournament or just experience some of the fishing fun, head to Marina Jack (Two Marina Way, Sarasota) this week for more excitement in the beautiful Suncoast!

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, August 1st

6:00 pm | Billfish/Fun Fish Division Captain Meeting

Wednesday, August 2nd

TBD | Billfish/Fun Fish Division Released to Fish

Thursday, August 3rd

6:00 pm | Sponsor Party

Friday, August 4th

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Angler/Boat for all Other Divisions Registration

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Captains Meeting

6:00 pm | Anglers Released to Fish

Saturday, August 5th

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Silent Auction/Raffle

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Fish Weigh-In & Awards Ceremony

3:00 pm | Dockside BBQ & Party with Live Music by Blue Mason Barter

Want to participate in this fun annual tournament? Find the Entry Form HERE!

Flerlage Real Estate Group wishes all the anglers luck during the Sarasota Slam!

Image Credit: Sarasota Slam

Great Kayaking Spots in the Suncoast!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

Explore our great area on the water! You’ve already discovered all of the great places on land to see throughout the Suncoast. Now it’s time for an adventure on the beautiful waters. Have a fun adventure this weekend kayaking or canoeing throughout the Suncoast. Here are the best spots to explore and get active paddling around!

Ted Sperling Park | Lido Key

One of the most unique ecosystems in the Suncoast is yours to explore on kayak or paddleboard. Wind your way through tunnels created by stunning mangroves. It is the perfect shaded spot to enjoy some outdoor activity and keep cool in the Florida summer heat.

Jim Neville Marine Preserve | Little Sarasota Bay, Sarasota

Share the waters with incredible manatees! This beautiful nature preserve covers 118 acres and is home to a wide array of plant and animal life. The shallow waters and serene setting make it the perfect spot for a leisurely paddle along the Water Trail system.

Myakka River State Park | Sarasota

Paddle through Myakka River State Park along 14 miles of waterways. Beyond the park, there is 58 square miles of diverse water landscapes between Manatee County and Charlotte Harbor to explore. See incredible birds and wildlife on your journey. If you do not have your own canoe or kayak, rentals are available through Myakka Outpost.

The Suncoast in Florida is the perfect spot for homebuyers that have a sense of adventure and love the great outdoors. There is so much to explore year round. If you want to call this incredible area home, give the Flerlage Real Estate Group a call today or visit our website at

It's Christmas in July!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

Celebrate Christmas in July in beautiful, historic downtown Venice!!!  This Friday, July 21st, and Saturday, July 22nd, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, for amazing sales, specials, and PRIZES!  


Find amazing, unique items from over 55 retailers and restaurants downtown. Beat the summer heat in Venice’s “winter wonderland”. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus! Enjoy FREE holiday trolley rides throughout downtown. Dance away to live music during the event. Support great local businesses and spread holiday cheer this weekend during Venice’s annual Christmas in July event!


List of Participating Businesses

Aura Organic Spa and Massage

B & B Bootery

Café Venice

Captain’s Landing

Celebration corner

Ciao Gelato


Collector’s Gallery

Croissant & Company

Dana Tyler

Dick’s Shoes

Down Island Way Boutique

DP Fitness & Wellness

Earth’s Treasures

Elephant’s Trunk

Eyes On You

Florida Olive Oil Company

Fraser’s Island Gift Nook

Island Life Hammock Company

La Bella Interiors

Lisa’s Classic Rose

Luanne Wood

Made In Italy

Mother’s Cupboard

Mrs. Candlewick’s Shoppe

Nana’s A Children’s Shop


Paris Hair Design Salon

Puttin on the Ritz

Sandy’s Designer Clothing

Scarlet Macaw

Seaside Chic Boutique


Tangi & Jess

Tarpon Bay Trading Company

The Tabletop

Treasures In Time

Venice In Vogue

Venice Olive Oil Company

Venice Stationers

Venice Trading Co.

Venice Wine & Coffee

Wish On The Island


Flerlage Real Estate Group cannot wait to see everyone downtown Venice this weekend! We wish you all a very merry Christmas in July!  

Laughter Filled Weekend in Sarasota!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

Fill the end of your week with laughter at the 9th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival!!! Head over to the Florida Studio Theatre campus (1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota) on Thursday, July 13th, through Saturday, July 15th, for nonstop comedic entertainment! The very best improv groups from around the country and world will be performing throughout the weekend. See incredibly creative and innovative performances as they all take the stage showcasing a variety of improv formats. Learn more about the art of improv at one or more of this weekend's incredible workshops taught by the professionals attending the festival! Here is all the information you need to make the most of your time at the Sarasota Improv Festival! Get ready to laugh all your cares away!


Performance Schedule

Thursday, July 13th

  • 7:00 pm - FST Improv | Dear Aunt Gertrude | Just The Funny

  • 8:30 pm - When X Meets Y | Sick Puppies Comedy | The Third Thought | Square One Improv

  • 10:00 pm - FAST Florida All Star King of the Hill Competition

Friday, July 14th

  • 6:00 pm - FST Improv

  • 7:00 pm - Brouhaha | ImprovBoston | Villain Theater

  • 8:00 pm - Dad’s Garage | Available Cupholders | BLANK! The Musical (Headliner) | Grupo Complot/Escena (Spanish Show)

  • 9:00 pm - STACKED | Joe Bill & Friends | Parallelogramophonograph

  • 10:00 pm - North Coast Improv

Saturday, July 15th

  • 11:00 am - Just For Laughs

  • 5:00 pm - Complot/Escena | Hawk and Wayne

  • 6:00 pm - Available Cupholders | Big Bang Improv | STACKED

  • 7:00 pm - North Coast Improv: ANYBODY | Parallelogramophonograph | Joe Bill & Friends

  • 8:00 pm - ImprovBoston | Dad’s Garage | SAK Comedy Lab

  • 9:00 pm - BLANK! The Musical (Headliner)

  • 10:30 pm - All Play

Workshop Schedule

Friday, July 14th

Saturday, July 15th

Ticket Information

Single Show Tickets: $10

Single Ticket for Headliner: $25

Single Ticket for Just For Laughs: $6

Single Day Pass (Friday or Saturday): $49

Two Day Pass (Friday AND Saturday): $65

Workshops: $35 each

Suncoast Communities Named Best Beach Towns in America

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

Who doesn't dream of a live on the beach? There are few things better than being able to wake up every morning and be steps away from white sand and crystal blue waters. Plus, when the beach community is filled with other incredible amenities, life doesn't get much better. Personal finance website WalletHub wanted to figure out 2017’s Best Beach Towns to Live In. They wanted to find communities that were liveable and easy on the wallet. When the results came in......Suncoast communities were found to be some of the best of the best!


To begin their search for the best beach communities, WalletHub narrowed it down to those beach towns that have 10,000 and 150,000 residents and at least one beach listed on TripAdvisor®. This left 227 American cities to compare. The website than compared the towns based on the following 6 key dimensions: Affordability, Weather, Safety, Economy, Education & Health, and Quality of Life. Within each of these dimensions were numerous metrics that help make a community more liveable, such as access to amenities and recreational facilities, quality of schools, housing market, climate, crime rates, etc. These factors were all weighted to help determine a city's overall score.



After the data was collected, Sarasota claimed the #12 spot and Venice the #28 out of 227!


#12 | Sarasota

  • Total Score: 63.02

  • Affordability Rank: 40

  • Weather Rank: 134

  • Safety Rank: 174

  • Economy Rank: 89

  • Education & Health Rank: 55

  • Quality of Life Rank: 3


#28 | Venice

  • Total Score: 60.22

  • Affordability Rank: 52

  • Weather Rank: 54

  • Safety Rank: 120

  • Economy Rank: 67

  • Education & Health Rank: 30

  • Quality of Life Rank: 55


Want to live in one of the best beach towns in America? Check out our Sarasota Homes for Sale and Venice Homes for Sale! Let us help you find your dream home on the beach today by giving the Flerlage Real Estate Group a call or visiting our website!

Celebrate Freedom in the Suncoast!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

There is no better place to spend July 4th than in the beautiful Suncoast! Celebrate our nation’s birthday and everything you love about this great nation this Independence Day! There are incredible community events planned throughout the area for you to show off your patriotic pride!  


Myakka River Kayak and 4th of July Jam Blast

When: Tuesday, July 4th | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Snook Haven Restaurant (5000 East Venice Avenue)

Have an active 4th of July kayaking and canoeing with your family at this great event. Boat rentals are available or bring your own. When you aren’t enjoying the day on the beautiful Myakka River, take in some fantastic live tunes and delicious food.


Englewood Firecracker Festival 2017

When: Tuesday, July 4th | 10:00 am

Where: Dearborn Street

Come down to this great block party filled with food and music. Over 60 vendors will be lined up on the street selling their handmade goods. The kids will love their designated area with bounce house and water slides. There are numerous live bands playing throughout the day to keep you dancing. Finish the day watching the largest fireworks display in Southwest Florida!


All-American Cookout

When: Tuesday, July 4th | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (900 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota)

Enjoy a delicious cookout, live music from SoulRCoaster, and games at this favorite annual event. Tickets can be purchased HERE!   


Sarasota Bayfront Fireworks Spectacular

When: Tuesday, July 4th | 9:00 pm

Where: Sarasota Bay

Set up a chair anywhere in Bayfront Park or Island Park or anchor your boat in Sarasota Bay to witness this spectacular fireworks display.


27th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display

When: Tuesday, July 4th | 9:00 pm

Where: Siesta Key

Find the perfect spot along Crescent Beach, on the Gulf, or on the Intracoastal Waterway to see the beautiful fireworks in Siesta Key.


Venice Area Fireworks

When: Tuesday, July 4th | Sunset

Where: Venice Beach

Marvel at the stunning fireworks display from Venice Beach, Nokomis Beach, or on the water.


Flerlage Real Estate Group  wishes you and your family a very happy and safe Independence Day!

Shark Days at Mote Aquarium!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

Residents in the Suncoast share their home with some amazing creatures beneath the sea! Celebrate one of our most interesting, magnificent marine neighbors at Shark Days at Mote! From Monday, June 26th, until Saturday, July 1st, there are incredible, informative activities planned at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium (1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota)!


Monday, June 26th | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sharks & Crafts

Children of all ages will love being creative while creating shark-themed crafts in the Aquarium courtyard. This fun craft event is free with regular paid admission to the Aquarium.


Tuesday, June 27th | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tiburones: The Sharks of Cuba Screening

Come to the WAVE Center for a free screening of Tiburones: The Sharks of Cuba, which features Mote's own shark researchers Dr. Robert Hueter and Jack Morris. There will be an interactive Q&A following the screening. Please RSVP HERE for this FREE event.


Wednesday, June 28th | 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Shark Training Facebook Live

Stay in the comfort of your own home to learn more about how Mote aquarium biologists take care of and train their resident sharks! Like Mote on Facebook in order to see this information presentation.


Thursday, June 29th | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sharks, Tales and Ales: The Teeth Beneath

Learn more about Florida's top predators, including sharks, crocodiles, and dolphins, at this fun, casual discussion. Experts from Mote will help you discover all about these animals adaptations and interactions beneath the waves. The evening's featured speakers will be Brian Siegel (Senior Aquarium Biologist-Mote Marine Laboratory), Veronica Garcia (Aquarium Biologist-Mote Marine Laboratory), Dr. Katie McHugh (Staff Scientist-Sarasota Dolphin Research Project), and Krystan Wilkinson (Research Assistant & Graduate Student-Sarasota Dolphin Research Project). There will be cocktails and small plate appetizers from Mote Science Café available for purchase. This program is designed for adults 21 and over. Reserve your spot HERE.


Friday, June 30th | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SeaTrek.TV Livestream: Dr. Robert Nowicki

See Dr. Robert Nowicki discuss his current and future research. Learn about plans to establish shark monitoring in the Florida Keys, which will help provide data for the population's management and restoration.


Saturday, July 1st | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fins & Fun Family Festival

Enjoy a day full of family fun. Meet Gilly the Shark, Mote's mascot, have your face painted, join in educational activities regarding the importance of sharks in our area, and so much more! After the festival, girls ages 6-13 and their families can come to the free  Gills Club July Meeting - Real Talk About Sharks  meeting from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm. Partipants can register for the meeting HERE.


Flerlage Real Estate Group hopes all the families in the Suncoast have a great time at Shark Days at Mote!


Image Credit: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Fun Father's Day Events in the Suncoast!

by Nick and Beth Flerlage

It’s time to celebrate the best dad in the Suncoast….YOURS! Father’s Day weekend is here! Find an unique way to show dad how much you appreciate all he does by treating him to something special in our area. Check out one of these incredible local events to help you celebrate the holiday with your father!


Father's Day Weekend

Dates: Saturday, June 17th & Sunday, June 18th

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Dads and granddads enjoy FREE admission into the Jungle Gardens with the purchase of a same day full priced admission. Explore the incredible animal life that resides at Sarasota’s favorite family attraction.


The Great Father's Day Race

Date: Saturday, June 17th

Time: 8:00 am

Location: Siesta Key Beach (948 Beach Road, Sarasota)

Get active with dad this Father’s Day weekend and run/walk in this annual 5K race. The race takes you along the stunning shores of Siesta Key Beach. Stick around after the race for food, drinks, prizes, and plenty of Father’s Day fun. Register HERE!  


5th Annual Fathers & Fenders Car Show

Date: Sunday, June 18th

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Shelby Five Points Park (North Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota)

Take dad to beautiful downtown Sarasota to admire some of the most incredible collector classic and antique cars in southwest Florida.


Father's Day Meal

Date: Sunday, June 18th

Time: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Location: The Crow’s Nest Restaurant (1968 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice)

Treat dad to a delicious meal at this favorite Venice spot! With steaks, prime rib, and lobster, dad will delight in his feast. And, he can wash his meal down with the area’s broadest whiskey selection! Call (941) 484-955 for reservations.



Flerlage Real Estate Group wishes all the dads in the Suncoast a very Happy Father’s Day!  

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RE/MAX Alliance Group
1314 B East Venice Ave
Venice FL 34285
Fax: 941-244-5354