Snooty’s Birthday Bash at the South Florida Museum

Snooty the manatee

Snooty the manatee makes his home at the South Florida Museum in downtown Bradenton, and he is celebrating his 65th birthday on Saturday, July 20th! Snooty is the first manatee to have a recorded birth date, and he has blossomed into a mascot for Anna Maria and Bradenton. The party will include numerous games and activities from not only the  museum but also Mote Marine Laboratory, Busch Gardens, Bishop Animal Shelter, and Jungle Gardens. Snooty’s party is themed around wildlife preservation, ecological conservation and environmental sustainability. This celebration welcomes the entire family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m for free!

Snooty’s Birthday Bash- Newer information page
Admission is FREE
South Florida Museum:
201 10th Street W, Bradenton FL. 34205

Saturday, July 20th 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Note: while this event has come and gone.  You can count on at least a small celebration each Summer for Snooty.  Be sure to go visit South Florida Museum if you want to participate in the celebration.  Sorry, not sure if admission will be free but well worth your time!

Restaurants Open New Year’s Eve & Day

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Happy New Year!


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Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and it’s time to go out and celebrate.  It has been a time honored tradition to ring in the New Year with a bang, whether you would like to have dinner with family and friends or party the night away at your favorite Anna Maria Island Restaurant.  It might be a good idea to make reservations and insure your New Year’s plans are all set up.  Take a look at the list of Anna Maria Island and surrounding area restaurants that will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day…

Have fun and be safe, if you need to take a taxi home, or back to your Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental call at least an hour in advance for transportation they will be busy for sure! Continue reading Restaurants Open New Year’s Eve & Day

Christmas – Island Real Estate style

Each year Island Real Estate has several get together’s and Christmas is no exception.  This past year we held our Christmas Party at the fabulous Harrington House in their dining area.  Harrington House is a perfect spot for any holiday gathering as their decorations are first class and are always beautiful.  The Harrington House Christmas tree is always a must see on Anna Maria Island as it is set up in the corner of the large living area and boasts at least 20 feet high.  The Island Real Estate “family” always has a great time together and the great food of Harrington is always a help.  Take a look at the pictures below for Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island, Inc Christmas festivities.  This is Christmas Island Real Estate style.

20 foot Christmas Tree at Harrington House on Anna Maria Island


John from Island Real Estate and Patti from Harrington HouseSheila, Melinda, and Roberta enjoying the Christmas snacks

Frank our fearless leader having a laugh with KateThomas and Marilyn enjoying Christmas at the Harrington House