WHAT’S INSIDE SHOPPING AROUND
During the holiday season, the malls offer extended hours
Use our guide to make sure your holiday presents arrive on time See inside for a complete list of St. Nick’s area appearances After decking the halls, follow these practices for recycling
2012 Ford Fiesta SEL
2012 Ford Focus HatcHback SE
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2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
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2013 Ford escape SE
Equipment, 1.6L gTDi Eco Boost Engine, Cargo management pKg, power Liftgate.
2013 Ford edge SEL
Equipment, 2.0L Eco Boost, 20â€? Wheels, navigation
WAS: $39,675 - NOW:
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2013 Ford explorer XLt
Equipment, 3.5L v6, sYnC voice activation, sirius satellite radio, Traction Control
WAS: $34,065 - NOW:
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Holiday hours MANATEE COUNTY
π Ellenton Premium Outlets
π St. Armands Circle
5461 Factory Shops Blvd., Ellenton. 723-1150. Nov. 29 to Dec. 1: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 2: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 to Dec. 8: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 9: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 to Dec. 15: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 16: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 17 to Dec. 22: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 23: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 24: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
300 Madison Drive, Sarasota. 388-1554. Hours vary by business.
π Westfield Sarasota Square Mall
8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 922-9609. Nov. 29 and Nov. 30: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 1: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 2: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 to Dec. 7: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 9: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 10 to Dec. 14: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 15: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 16: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 17 to Dec. 21: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 22: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
π Lakewood Ranch Main Street
8131 Lakewood Main St., Bradenton. 907-9243. Hours vary by business.
π San Marco Plaza
π Westfield Southgate Shopping Mall
8215 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch. Hours vary by business.
3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 955-0900. Nov. 29 to Dec. 1: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2: Noon to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 to Dec. 8: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 9: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 to Dec. 15: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 16: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 17 to Dec. 22: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 23: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 24: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
π Shoppes at University Center, University Consumer Square and University Town Center
Interstate 75 and University Parkway Hours vary by business.
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Adults: $11* Children 3-12: $6* Kids 2 & Under: Free Dinner: $6.75* *All prices are plus tax. Coupons, discounts or other offers not valid for special events.
*Exclusive of applicable shipping charges and taxes. Items may vary and are subject to availability, delivery rules and times. Valid at participating Fannie May® retail shops only. Must present savings card at time of purchase. Limit one savings card per customer. Not valid on discounted items, with other offers, promotions or discounts. Not available on all products and are subject to restrictions, limitations and blackout periods. Offer valid through 12/15/2012. Cannot be used to purchase gift cards. Prices and charges are subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited. © 2012 Fannie May Confection, Inc
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8130 Lakewood Main Street, suite 103, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 Phone 941-907-0282
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6-9 pm Featuring Santa, Live Music, Magician, Dinner, Roasting S’mores and so much more.
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Tour the Festival Tour the Festival of Trees of Trees Looking for Inspiration this Holiday Season?
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Showroom - Warehouse Showroom - Warehouse 8155 25th East, Sarasota 8155 25th Ct.Ct. East, Sarasota (1/4-mile North of University Parkway (1/4-mile North of University Parkway on New 301)
358-0100 358-0100 YourObserver.com
Mon.-Sat. 9-59-5 Sun. Mon.-Sat. •11-4 Sun. 11-4
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2012 Holiday Tour of Homes Saturday, December 1st & Sunday, December 2nd 11:00 am until 5:00 pm Featuring Four of Bradenton’s Finest Homes: The Collier Home ~ 302 30th Street West, Bradenton The Allen Home ~ 709 89th Ct NW, Bradenton The Clements Home ~ 2315 8th Street W, Palmetto The Rajan Home ~ 905 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto Tickets $12 in advance/$15 at the door For more information call (941)748-8579 or visit www.entrenousmanatee.org
Entre Nous is collecting canned goods for the Food Bank at each home on the tour. Start Shopping early at the Entre Nous Elf Alley! Local vendors will be selling affordable festive items at the Clements Home! Be sure to visit the Sweet Shoppe at the Allen Home! Entre Nous is a women’s organization dedicated to supporting Manatee County through scholarships, welfare and local charities. Bradenton Manatee avenue Locations Gateway Bank 2100 Manatee Avenue West First American Bank 2811 Manatee Avenue West Crowder Brothers 5409 Manatee Avenue West Hancock Bank 5817 Manatee Avenue West Josey’s Poseys 6100 Manatee Avenue West C1 Bank 7202 Manatee Avenue West cortez road Locations BMO Harris Bank 4502 Cortez Road West Flowers by Edie 4607 Cortez Road West other Bradenton Locations Rusty Crickett’s 615 15th Street West Unique Boutique 417 12th Street West Suite 103 Hancock Bank 3565 53rd Avenue West
Massage • Skin-care Treatments Balinese Floral Soaks • Organic Body Wraps & Scrubs • Indonesian Body Treatments • Permanent Make-up • Yoga Sessions
Ticket Sale Locations
anna Maria isLand
Hancock Bank 5324 Gulf Drive. Holmes Beach
First America Bank 410 8th Avenue W
LaKeWood ranch/east Manatee
C1 Bank 2025 Lakewood Ranch Blvd Crowder Brothers 2401 Lakewood Ranch Blvd C1 Bank 6000 State Rd 70 E Hancock Bank 9000 State Rd 70 E Hancock Bank 4770 State Rd 64 E
Seychelles 1003 10th Avenue W Palmetto Nail Nook 435 10th Avenue W Palmetto Pene Sue’s Hallmark 6202 US Hwy 301 N eLLenton First America Bank 7204 US Hwy 301 N
Davidson Drugs 1281 S. Tamiami Trail LTM Party Store 5451 Fruitville Road
Hancock Bank 8425 US Hwy 301 N Parrish
Pamper yourself at our award-winning Indonesianinfused holistic day spa.
Perfect Gifts for the
Holidays! For Inside and outside your Home!
outdoor and indoor Gifts: • Plants • Holiday Plants • Clocks • Decorative Pots • Tellavera Pottery • Glass Art • Baskets • Vases • Wall Art • Adorable Animal Decor
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Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm • Saturday 8am - 4pm WE’vE addEd an ExtRa day oF gaRdEnIng! now open Sunday 10am-3pm East of I-75 off SR 70 or SR 64 , 5020 Lorraine Road Bradenton, FL
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• Garden Accessories • Tools • Windchimes
Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
1715 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota.... minutes from Siesta Beach! 941-927-2278 • mandalamedspa.com
for tHe Gardener on your list...
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HE PIANO THAT PLAYS ITSELF… Disklavier
Shipping deadlines United States Postal Service Dec. 14: Parcel Post (domestic) Dec. 18: Global Express Guaranteed for Asia/Pacific Rim and Australia/New Zealand Dec. 19: Global Express Guaranteed for Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe and the Middle East Dec. 20: First-Class Mail (domestic)and Global Express Guaranteed for Canada and Mexico Dec. 21: Priority Mail (domestic) Dec. 22: Express Mail (domestic)
Imagine The World’s Greatest Artists Live in Your Home!
FEDEX These are the last days to ship with FedEx to ensure your package will arrive before Dec. 25. Dec. 12: FedEx SmartPost Dec. 17: FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery Dec. 19: FedEx Express Saver Dec. 20: FedEx 2Day A.M. and FedEx 2Day Dec. 22: FedEx First Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight and FedEx Standard Overnight Dec. 25: FedEx SameDay
New YAMAHA itune Apps!
Easy to Play with a Touch of the Finger! Scan This Code to Hear More!
UPS Dec. 20: Normal pickup and delivery service for air, international and ground packages. UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will arrive Dec. 21. UPS 2nd Day Air packages picked up today will arrive Dec. 24. Dec. 21: Normal pickup and delivery service for air, international and ground packages. UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will arrive Dec. 24. Dec. 22: Delivery of UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air packages processed and labeled for Saturday delivery. Pickup service available for air and international packages only. Dec. 24: Normal delivery service for air, international and ground packages. Pickup service provided for air and international shipments if prearranged by Dec. 21. UPS On-Call Pickup service and all UPS Drop Boxes also are available for air and international packages to all customers. Dec. 25: No UPS pickup or delivery service.
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www.PianoDistributors.com 7606 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Call (941) 927-2965
First-Class Mail Letters Address Express Mail and Cards Priority Mail APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 090-092 Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093 N/A Dec. 3 Dec. 3 APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 094-098 Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 APO/FPO/DPO AA ZIP 340 Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 APO/FPO/DPO AP ZIPs 962-966 Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10
Parcel Airlift Mail Dec. 3 Nov. 30 Dec. 3 Dec. 3 Dec. 3
Your Holiday Helpers!
FREE 5 $
when you purchase $ 50 in gift cards!
Offer good Nov. 23 - Dec. 31, 2012 only at participating Jason’s Deli restaurants. Offer not good for third party gift card purchases. Free $5 gift card to be used toward a future purchase.
Sarasota • 941-351-5999
5231 University Parkway @ Honore
Port Charlotte • 941-235-3354 96658
US Hwy. 41 & 776
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Birthday Parties for Ages 2 and Up
*call store for details, Sarasota stores only
Open 7 Days M-F 8am-10pm Sat & Sun 9am-8pm
buy 3 Gift cards Get 1
we Help you Take Better Photos
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dedicated to offering products & services that Meet your needs
• Wedding Gowns • Mothers • Bridesmaids • Flower Girls • Tuxedo Rentals
and of course
• Cocktail Dresses • Evening Wear • Jewelry • Shoes • Gift Cards Available
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do Breakfast, lunch, Or dinner
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bicycle sales, rentals and exceptional custoMer service!
Our wide array of products spans bedrooms, children’s rooms, garages, media centers, home offices and more.
siMplify hoMe and life
we Have yOUr Special event dress
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weekday lunch specials 11 – 4pm
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• Wireless Music Throughout Your Home • Simple Remote Controls • Wifi Network Setup • Outdoor Music & TV • New or Existing Homes • Simple & Affordable
your hoMe technoloGy experts! Enjoy our Jersey Italian Food
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Delicious Thai & Sushi!! Daily Lunch Specials!!
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winter break Gymnastics camp ages 3 & up Gymnastics & Visit with Santa cheer programs Family Fest starting at age 18 mos. & up Dec. 8
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1273 Tamiami Trail South at Bahia Vista Midtown Plaza • Sarasota • 941.361.3006
We Buy Gold!
Joseph’s Jewelers A Neighborhood Store with a Boutique Feel 2300 BEE RIDGE RD., STE. 403 COLONNADE SHOPPING CENTER • 922-8965
e S u O h n e P O S a m t S I r h C
Created Right in our Store
• Books • Bibles
• Music • Wall Art • Greeting Cards
We can print your name or initials
Saturday deCember 1
Free Food • Prizes Cookie Decorating for the Kids Music and More! Ornaments, tumblers, stationary, notepads, pens, pocket knives, key chains, pens, inspirational plaques and much more.
merry ChrIStmaS Shop us online at
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• In-Store Bible Studies (call for details)
• Full Line of Melissa and Doug Products
Clip this coupon - Our gift to you
• Advent and Candlelight Service Supplies
Offer Expires 12.24.12
Gift Coupon Take $5.00 OFF
your purchase of ANY amount!
Limit one coupon per customer per visit. Not valid with any other offer. Cannot be combined with any other coupon. Good on in-stock merchandise only. Cannot be used on any previously purchased merchandise. Not valid on Sunday School or Church supplies, curriculum, concert tickets, special orders, gift certificates, My Media Burn Bar CDS or Myeebo products. Other restrictions may apply. See store for details. Valid at: Living Word Christian Store, Sarasota Crossings Shopping Center, 941-225-4050
5421 Fruitville Rd. • Sarasota Crossings
(941) 225 - 4050 or (941) 342 - 4279 Mon. - Sat. 9am - 9pm • Sunday 12pm - 5pm
• Inspirational Gifts
Lynne Koy ◆
SPICE BAY Located in the private gated community of Spice Bay on Siesta Key is the Bonaire a truly luxurious residence with a Dutch West Indies style built by Perrone Construction. With four en suite bedrooms, guest quarters and your own boat slip this beautiful home offers the best of everything! $2,349,000
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At The Chart House on Longboat Key
LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS harming Elegance with Breathtaking Gulf, Bay and City Views from this 3BD/3BA Penthouse residence. This was the home of Mr. Arthur Ferrante of Ferrante & Teicher fame now being sold by his wife. Soaring ceilings, open floor plan and oversized windows welcome the sun and the sea. $2,175,000
BIRD KEY - Direct Bayfront home with fabulous Northwest views. This 3BD/2.5BA home flows seamlessly from room to room. Spacious kitchen w/family room and fireplace. 102 feet of recently reinforced seawall, with dock and 10,000 lb. lift. $1,600,000.
GRAND BAY - Enjoy expansive views across Sarasota Bay all the way to downtown Sarasota from this elegant 3BR/3.5BA furnished condominium residence. This custom home, on the market for the very first time, has been tastefully decorated and the two covered parking spaces right next to the elevator are an added bonus! $1,499,000
PLAYERS CLUB Wonderful Gulf views from the 30’ long open balcony; w/ southern exposure. Tastefully furnished 2BD/2.5BA condominium. $699,000
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SEAPLACE - Northwest winter sunsets and SEAPLACE – Completely remodeled and ISLANDER CLUB - Direct Bay to beach views! Kitchen and baths sultry breezes will greet you from your two spacious beautifully furnished, 2BD/2BA with NW gulf views and have been upgraded to include granite and stainless steel with rich terraces in this beautifully updated, furnished spectacular sunsets. Every creature comfort is waiting wood cabinetry. This 2BR/2BA, 1,235 Sq. Ft. condominium home is 3BR/2BA condominium home. $560,000 for you, just bring your bathing suit. $479,000 located in the South tower and is priced to sell. $449,000
Seaplace M1-115 ..................$479,000 Seaplace M1-606 ..................$375,000 Seaplace M1-114 ..................$399,000 Seaplace G1-103 ...................$349,000 SEAPLACE – Enjoy tranquil views in this tropical setting. Open space, updated kitchen and baths, 2BD/2BA, sold furnished. $349,000
SAND CAY – 2BD/2BA with Gulf & Bay views, fully furnished, great rental property! Call us for rental history! $324,900
Updated kitchen with warm PLAYERS CLUB Fabulous Gulf views pecan cabinetry and granite counters in this 2BD/2BA with endless winter sunsets from this 2BD/2BA condominium home with Southwest Gulf and bay furnished condominium with courtyard entry $575,000 views and miles of sand and beach. $375,000 and additional storage.
SEAPLACE – Enjoy tranquil Northwest gulf views in this tropical setting. Open space, updated kitchen and baths, 2BD/2BA, sold furnished. $399,000
SEAPLACE You can search Lynne’s website in 13 languages – including English.
Rarely available Townhouse, 2BD/2.5BA with attached garage and spacious terrace overlooking tropical garden views. $449,000
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Santa STOPS SARASOTA COUNTY
A Night Before Christmas (G.T. Bray Park) Santa Claus will fly into G.T. Bray Park by helicopter. When: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 Where: 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W, Bradenton Info: 745-3728
17th annual Holiday Parade Downtown Sarasota When: 7 p.m. Dec. 1 Where: Main Street, Sarasota
Breakfast with Santa (MacAllisters) When: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1 Where: 8110 Lakewood Main St., Lakewood Ranch Reservations: 359-2424
This Year’s Top Picks From America’s Play Experts These fun, top quality toys were selected by neighborhood toy store owners like us who care about kids and know toys inside and out.
Breakfast with Santa and a Movie (Ed’s Tavern) When: 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 16 Where: 10719 Rodeo Drive, Lakewood Ranch Reservations: 907-0400
Breakfast with Santa (Polo Grill and Bar) When: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 22 Where: Fête Ballroom at The Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch Reservations: 782-0899
Roll & Play™
Christmas Season Celebrated: Santa, Carriage Rides, Carolers When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6; Dec. 13; Dec. 21; Dec. 22 Where: Lakewood Ranch Main Street Info: lakewoodranch.com DeSoto Square Mall When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Dec. 23; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 24 Where: 303 U.S. 301 Blvd., Bradenton Info: 747-5868
Deluxe Build-A-Road CHILDREN’S WORLD with FL Elevator 4525 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota,
childrensworlduniform.com • 955-6999 My First Super Science Kit
Holidays Around the Ranch When: 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14 Where: Lakewood Ranch Main Street Info: lwrcac.com
CHILDREN’S WORLD 4525 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL childrensworlduniform.com • 955-6999 Lunch with Santa (Main Street Trattoria) WRAPPING
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34th annual Holiday Night of Lights When: 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 7 Where: St. Armands Circle, Sarasota Info: 388-1554 Breakfast with Santa When: 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 15 Where: Newtown Estates Park, 2800 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota Info: 861-5000 Breakfast with Santa (The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota) When: 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays in December Where: 111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota Info: 309-2000 Christmas in Candy Land When: Noon Dec. 9 Where: Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota Info: 952-WISH Christmas on the Plaza When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 Where: Blackburn Point Plaza, 1086 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Info: 882-3977 Pictures with Santa @ Children’s World When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 Where: Children’s World, 4525 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota Info: 955-6999 Photos with Santa at Historic Spanish Point When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 Where: Historic Spanish Point, 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Sarasota Santa Paws and Holiday Pet Parade When: 10 a.m. Dec. 10 Where: Selby Five Points Park, Sarasota Info: 365-7702, Ext. 204
When: Noon to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23 Where: 8131 Lakewood Main St. Reservations: 907-1518
Westfield Sarasota Square Mall When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays Dec. 1 through Dec. 22; Noon to 6 p.m. Sundays Dec. 2 through Dec. 23; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24 Where: Westfield Sarasota Square Mall, 8201 S. Tamiami Trail Info: 922-9609
Photos with Santa (Main Street Cinema) When: 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 Where: Lakewood Ranch Main Street Info: lakewoodranch.com
YMCA Winter Wonderland When: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 Where: Frank G. Berlin Sr. Branch YMCA, 1075 S. Euclid Ave., Sarasota Info: 955-8194
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For more inFo call: 941 - 962 - 6664 or 941 - 258 - 5277
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Gift Items for Everyone on your Holiday Shopping List!
Garden Club Presents The Holiday Boutique
November 30 th & December 1 st
recycled Tarp haTs & Bags
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Poinsettias & Topiary Christmas Trees, Holiday Gifts, Fresh Floral Arrangements, Bromeliad Garden Art & Dish Gardens, Decorative Glass Blocks
recycled sailcloTh Bags
Lunch is available for purchase Located at the
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1131 Boulevard of the Arts • 941-955-0875 Michael Michaud Jewelry
The Perfect Holiday Gift • Window tint • Bluetooth • Ipod intergration • Back-up cameras • Car Mats
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• Radar detectors • Seatcovers • Care care products • Paint protection film • 4X4 accessories
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Call Bob Elmes today for a free consultation
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State Certified General Contractor CG-C060087
S EASON SHOp THE
Fruitville Road, Downtown, has been revitalized. Thanks to Marlene and Alex Lancaster, the small bungalows along the north side of Fruitville Road, Downtown between Osprey & Gillespie Ave., have been updated and remodeled. These bungalows, some built in the 1920s, have been refaced and painted bright cheerful colors. Local small businesses have planted their roots to become part of this new shopping and dining destination.
Open 7 days: Mon–Sat 7:30am-2:30pm Sunday 8am-2:30pm
A fun and unique boutique specializing in home accessories, gifts and Interior Design. If you are looking for a gift for someone special, we also carry wonderful personal embellishments. We specialize in our concierge gifting service.
First to take the Leap of Faith, opened 3 years ago. Delicious homemade breakfast or lunch served in a colorful quaint bungalow with a white picket fence. Dine inside by the old brick fireplace or outside in the garden under the massive oak trees. All made fresh. Serving breakfast all day and lunch after 11.
holiday hours: Mon–Wed & Sat 10am-4pm Thurs–Fri 10am- 7pm
Now Serving Two Locations 1817 Fruitville Rd. 941.366.6860
1853 Fruitville Rd. 941.358.8025
2301 N. Tamiami Tr, Nokomis 941.313.9529
ThE ARTFuL GiRAFFE is
New jewelry boutique in the Historic Downtown Village. Affordable high fashion jewelry with the latest trendy styles for all ages. Scarves, hats, belts, purses, and hand crafted jewelry too. You won’t BELIEVE our prices! holiday Special (4) pairs of earrings for $10
hours: Mon–Fri 9:30am-4:30pm Sat & Sun 9am-4pm
1837 Fruitville Rd. 941.328.9228
an eclectic gallery offering original art, special gifts, and hand-crafted jewelry. This happy place represents artists and their unique works while also inspiring you to make your own creations in our paint-your-own-pottery studio section. We are the perfect party place- for all ages! Come in and bring a friend, or even a group, to create memories and your own original pottery piece. Whether you’re experienced or a new artist, we promise you will enjoy your time here! www.theartfulgiraffe.com. NEW Downtown Location 1861 Fruitville Rd. 941.388.3700
unique Shopping Experience A shop of inspiration, color & having fun
SOhO DOWNTOWN hAiR & NAiLS
hours: Mon–Sat 10am-5pm Walk-ins Welcome
ThE cOOkiE cOTTAGE
Made-to-order cookie/desserts. All homemade. Cookie Decorating Classes, Girl Scout Classes and Birthday party packages available. Currently, cookies and desserts may be ordered over the phone or email. FREE delivery available for Sarasota area. www. thecookiecottage.org
1843 Fruitville Rd. beth: 941.706.4264 Stef: 941.920.4488 Theresa & Joey: 941.363.0300
Art studio, gallery and shop owned by artist Melanie Rich Van Houten. One of a kind watercolors, acrylics, photography, crafts, gifts, painted furniture and cottage finds abound in a cozy, inspired space. A destination for unique items to inspire, enchant and surprise.
hours: Thu–Sat 10am-5pm Tue & Wed by appt. only
www.theficklefish.com 1844 Fruitville Rd. 919.633.0311
LAvENDER’S uNiquE cOLLEcTibLES & cONSiGNmENT
Specializing in upscale furniture, home decor, paintings, vintage, antiques and jewelry. Florida wicker look to French décor. “I Love it All” Store Opening: Early 2013
1869 Fruitville Rd. 941.685.2171 hours: 11am-4pm 96434
335 Gillespie Ave. 941.993.0671
SoHo owner, Beth BianchiNilsen, is proud to team up with Theresa Wicox, Stef Hurst, Joey Dangler and Helene Zito from All About You Hair Salon to bring you a fantastic and talented team of hair stylists and nail technicians..
ThE FickLE FiSh
Old village charm mixed with new business chic is just what dOwntOwn sarasOta has desired
WEEkEND ARTiST mARkET saturdays & sundays 9am-1pm next dOOr tO the breakfast hOuse YourObserver.com
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How to recycle after the holidays
Peace on earth.
π Tree takedown The Sarasota County solid-waste collection program classifies Christmas trees more than 6 feet tall as “oversized waste,” which is not picked up for free. Call Waste Management at 493-4100 for the cost to have your tree picked up. Before setting out your Christmas tree for either regular waste collection or oversized waste collection, remove all ornaments, lights and non-organic decorations. π Ornamental options Looking for more ornaments for your Christmas tree? Ornaments made out of recycled materials such as wood, glass and soda cans are becoming more popular. If you’re feeling crafty, you can even make your own. Cut shapes out of water bottles to create reflective ornaments.
‘Tis the season for Massage Envy Spa gift cards.
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SARASOTA NORTH 2855 University Parkway Between Publix & Panera Bread (941) 556-6400
MIDTOWN 1279 S. Tamiami Trail Between Panera Bread & Davidson Drugs (941) 308-7600
MassageEnvy.com · Franchises Available · Convenient Hours *Offer valid at all Tampa Bay or Sarasota locations until 12/31/12. Offer not valid online or for previous purchases. This offer not to be combined with any other offer. All gifts cards must be purchased in the same transaction and equal or exceed $180 to receive the complimentary 1-hour massage session gift card. Complimentary 1-hour massage session gift card must be redeemed at Tampa Bay or Sarasota area locations. See clinic for details. Other rules may apply. Rates and services may vary by location. ©2012 Massage Envy Franchising, LLC. MM#20895
Open 7 Days: M-F 8-10, Sat & Sun 9-8
π Recycle wrapping paper We all have at least one family member who makes a mad dash to scoop up bows and ribbons on presents to save for the next year. But what about saving wrapping paper? In some cases, wrapping paper can be recycled, but it must not contain nonpaper additives such as glitter and dyes. Most labels will include the recycling symbol if it can be recycled. Also, remove all tape from the wrapping paper before placing it in your recycling container.
Looking for delicious holiday gift ideas? Beach Bistro Gift Certificates; On-site or Online.
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Carlisle Gifts is the place to visit for those special items that you can’t get anywhere else. Whether you’re trying to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy for person or just indulging yourself, you’ll find a delightful variety in our unique shop.
3713 Bahia Vista St. – Sarasota, FL | 941-955-4009 Monday-Thursday, 9am to 8pm Friday & Saturday, 9am to 9pm Open Thanksgiving Day, 10:30am to 6pm
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Save the Date!
Gellner TrUnK SHOW featuring
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Still Searching for
the perfect gift?
We have something for everyone on your list this holiday season! Nurture your loved one with a much needed massage or yoga package, surprise your child with dance classes, or dare that adventurous person in your life to try aerial yoga or hot yoga. Stop by ReFLEX today to see our selection of exquisitely made holiday baskets and class package specials. We have...
• Children’s Dance Certificates • One Month of Unlimited Adult Dance and Yoga • New to Yoga Class Series • Good Karma Yoga Baskets • Hot Stone Massage Specials • Aerial Yoga Slings and more!
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December 13-15, 2012 FREE pearl restringing with purchase of 18k clasp www.ReFlexArts.com
6260 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd. Sarasota, FL 34243 96615
(by Parkway Cinemas)
119 S Pineapple Ave. Sarasota. FL • 941.955.4400
Family owned & operated for over 10 years!
Amish Handcrafted Furniture Dining, Bedroom, Ofﬁce, Entertainment, TV stands, Kitchen Cabinets, Mattresses, Childrenʼs Items, Curios, Outdoor, Gliders, Living Room Items, Wooden accessories and much more!
Bring in this Ad for a FREE wooden ornament!
Happy Holidays! www.dutchhausfurniture.com Located in Pinecraft Next to Der Dutchman
3737 Bahia Vista St Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 952-5646 YourObserver.com
Our Furniture is ALWAYS made in the USA! Murphy Beds
We have many different handmade items in stock! Perfect Christmas gifts!
Off any purchase Stock or Order excludes custom Expires 12/31/12
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We’ll Keep an EYE on Your SKIN!
Give the gift of health to yourself & your family
Comprehensive Compassionate Care Surgical
• Skin Exams • Mohs Surgery • Treatment for acne, for Skin Cancer rosacea, eczema • Eyelids by the Expert & psoriasis Dr. Paul A Brannan, OculoFacial Plastic Surgeon
• Obagi Transformations • Skin Medica Growth Factors • Laser for Pigmentation & Wrinkles • Microdermabrasion, Peels & Facials
Cat Depot Supply & Gift Store
Dermatology & Oculoplastic Consultants
Where the finicky feline lovers shop. Specializing in America’s finest cat supplies and unique gifts. Make Cat Depot your first stop for quality merchandise at the lowest prices in town.
5880 Rand Blvd - Suite 201 Sarasota, FL 34238
open 7 days a week or shop online! Gift certificates are always available
Conveniently located off of Clark Rd and near I-75
Heidi K. Anderson, MD Paul A. Brannan, MD ASOPRS
Eyelid Facial Plastic Surgeon Ophthalmology, Board Certified
2542 17th St., Sarasota, FL 34234 | Hours: M - F 11am -7pm • S - S 11am - 5pm 941.366.2404
Make your gift-giving special this year with works by local artists
Beads, F.O.B. is Florida’s finest bead shop, specializing in Swarovski crystals, seed beads, and imported glass, along with sterling and GF beads, chains, and clasps. We offer everything you need in beads!
Cut out this ad, bring it in, and take
Many new classes taught by expert beaders. Also repairs, knotting, and re-stringing.
a $30 purchase until Dec. 23.
Not good on sale or consignment items, repair services or other discounts.
Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5; closed Sun / Mon
Beads, F.O.B., and Gallery 2312 Gulf Gate Dr. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 921-0871
M erry om hristmas
Estate Vintage & Christmas Store
fr The Merchants of
Gulf Gate Village
A Treasure for All Seasons
Shop for Jewelry & Wearable Art
Dermatology, Board Certified
6565 Gateway Ave. Unit !
941- 922 -1888
4th Annual Gulf Gate Rotary Cruise
A Fund Raiser on the Holland America
Welcomes Stylists Trina Shongo and Jimmy Comperchio to our Team!
CALL TRAVEL CENTER INC at 927-2493
or stop in at 2268 Gulf Gate Drive to get more information. An n Askie say Ab Us s o InsTraveut ura l
Per Person rates starting at: $2,040 - Balcony/Verandah, $1,540 - Ocean View, $1,340 - Inside Group Cocktail Party included
Chancellor Insurance, LLC “Small enough to know you...Big enough to serve you”
2268 Gulf Gate Dr., Sarasota
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Jimmy is a Master Stylist with 35 years experience in Haircutting
New Client Special
any color, cut or styling with Trina Coupon Good thru December 29,2012
Trina is a fully licensed Hairdresser, expert in Color, cut and styling
Gift Certificates available in any amount
Details Salon, Established 1996 Tamera Brummet Owner 6542 Gateway Ave. 941.927.8809 www.detailssalon.biz
10 day Southern Caribbean Cruise leaves from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to the Panama Canal. Ports of Call include the Bahamas, Aruba, Curacao, in the Canal, Panama, Costa Rica and 4 days at sea!
February 15, 2013 Come join us for 10 days of Great Food, Fun and Unforgetable sites.
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at Century 21 Dockside Realty Associates Fine Homes & Estates Discover the Dockside Difference Experience, Impeccable Service Integrity and Talented Hard Work that is our commitment to you! Pete Snyder | (941) 383 - 1051 (941) 356 - 6824 | email@example.com
ViLLA PALMerAS in PreSTAnciA.
3BR/2BA maintenance free golf course villa.
winDwArD BAy - Updated kitchen & bathrooms with new furniture make this turnkey furnished apartment $379,000 one of the best deals on Longboat Key.
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SoLyMAr - Beachfront gated community of nine residences. Turnkey furnished. reduced to $2,495,000
LonGBoAT hArBour -
Beach getaway, canal views & boat dock. Turnkey furnished.
PLAyerS cLuB Spacious & updated 2BR/2BA
condominium. Coming to the market soon. Be the first to see it! $ cALL Me
Michael Granston | (941) 504 - 8018 | firstname.lastname@example.org • homeslnlongboatkey.com • condosindowntownsarasota.com
LonGBoAT hArBour - 2 bed/2 bath condo with
serene water views & available boat dock as well as private beach access. Turnkey furnished ready to move in and enjoy $255,000 the Longboat lifestyle
VizcAyA - One of the finest condo homes on Longboat Key. 3200 SF of sheer luxury in impeccable as new condition. 3 Bedrooms/3 baths. 2 car private garage. Rarely Available. $2,400,000
Alina Mazzaferro (941) 993 - 7245 | email@example.com
Before you buy or sell, let’s talk over lunch at our neighbor’s, The Dry Dock! winDwArD BAy conDo 2BR/2BA with bayview fully furnished. Full Amenities, Beach access. Pets Allowed! $319,000
408 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key, Fl 34228 | (941) 383 - 1051
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Wrap up all of your
Holiday Shopping on
Main Street at lakeWood rancH
With stylish boutiques, great restaurants, a movie theater, a miniature golf course, and tons of exciting events,
Main Street is the place to be this holiday season! salonspa
Gift Certificates are the perfect gifts for all of your friends and family! Just visit your favorite store or go to www.instagift.com/lakewoodranch/groupcert did you know that local retailers contribute three times the revenue to their communities than corporate chains?
Big Ola Fannie
Shop local. Nurture your community. Pa r B i S t ri S o
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Please your pet Don’t forget your constant companion when making your shopping checklists this holiday season. Italian Bakery
π Put your creative skills to use. There’s probably nothing cuter than a dog wearing a miniature sweater, and what better way to show your pooch you care than to knit one yourself. If you’re not the crafty type, buy one at your favorite store.
It’s where to get
Crusty Bread and Rolls,
Ricotta Pies Cookies, Canoli,
π Small stocking stuffers. To ensure your cat or dog does not feel left out when it sees the rest of the family’s stockings above the fireplace, decorate its stocking with its name and paw prints. Make sure to stuff the stocking with its favorite chew toys and treats.
Sfogliatelle, Fruit Cake, Pignoli, Panettone, Torrone, Yule Logs,
π For the pet-lover in all of us. Buy an animal-themed calendar of your choice. Not only will you be able to see your favorite pet 365 days a year, you now have a place to mark down all your pet’s upcoming vet visits and health reminders.
Fresh Dough and...
Hostess Gift Cookie Tins, Cookie Platters, Party Trays of Eggplant, Lasagna, Ziti,
π Massage master. Watch your pet savor relaxation as much as humans while you treat it to a massage. One acupressure spot for dogs is on top of the head, just in front of the top bone and between the ears. Back-and-forth motions will provide a calming sensation.
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π Pet first-aid kit. Make sure to keep all your pet’s essentials (including any medications they may need) in a tote bag that you can carry with you on a trip to the park or to visit friends.
Mon-Sat: 9-6 • Sun: 9-3
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us. Take yours to its groomer for a trim and relaxation. π Tiny tree. One great way to dress up your holiday decorations is to decorate a mini tree for your pet. Make a hole in one end of a treat and string thread through the end — instant ornaments. Just don’t be surprised if you find a few “ornaments” missing here and there! π Go natural. For present options for your pet, there are many kinds of organic and all-natural treats available. Either buy your pet’s favorite from a local store and watch it rip off the wrapping paper in a frenzy or bake your own using ingredients such as peanut butter (for dogs) and canned tuna and catnip (for cats). π Give back. Consider volunteering at your local animal shelter or favorite animal-rescue group over the holidays. Local options include The Cat Depot, the Humane Society and the Animal Rescue Coalition. In addition, you also could have your pet certified as a therapy pet. Therapy pets visit hospitals and assisted-living facilities to bring smiles to people’s faces.
π Pamper your pet. Most pets enjoy a trip to the day spa just like
π Don’t forget about you. Customize a coffee mug, blanket or pillow with your pet’s cutest photo.
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What Could Be Better Than Fresh Flowers For The Holidays?
Deck the Halls Boxwood Tree
Purchase a Giving Spirit Card and share the inspiration of giving.
The Peppermint Christmas Bouquet $39.95
Select a Giving Spirit Card from a number of holiday designs and load it with a value of $25, $50, $100 or more. Cards can be conveniently redeemed online to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States.
The Sparkle of Christmas Bouquet
6627 Midnight Pass Rd. • Sarasota, FL 34242 • www.flowersbyfudgie.com
Call Us At 941-349-9212 • 800-338-5983
This holiday season, make charitable giving personal, meaningful and fun!
You receive a charitable tax deduction at the time of purchase, and the receiver experiences a gift that pays it forward. For more than 33 years, we have been the Giving Spirit and Heart of Sarasota County. And we’re proud to share a new avenue for charitable giving. Purchase and redeem Giving Spirit Cards from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County online at CFSarasota.org or by calling 941.955.3000.
Give. Feel Good. Repeat.
Ask about bulk orders and customized cards featuring your company logo.
Located in the heart of Sarasota...
2635 Fruitville Road | Sarasota 941.955.3000 www.CFSarasota.org
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Lakewood Ranch Main Street
TRUnk SHOW Friday April 15th 10:30 – 4:00
AT THE STACkED HEAL
Come See the Women’s Line with Ryan a Representative of Merrell
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8111 Lakewood Main Street #104 | Lakewood Ranch FL 34202 www.barbaryshoppe.com | Hours: Mon 10-7, Tues-Fri 9-7, Sat 9-5
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Free Gift with Purchase For the Month of December Receive a PANDORA holiday ornament (a $30 US retail value) with your purchase of $125 or more of PANDORA jewelry.* *Good while supplies last, limit one per customer. See our store for details.
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8111 Lakewood Main Street Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941.907.9125
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8111 Lakewood Main St., Ste. 107
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Thank you for your support of our local business. From our home to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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3949 Clark Road
Fine Resale Furniture Home Decor and Apparel Monday thru Saturday 10 – 7 Sunday 10 – 3
8322 Market Street, Lakewood Ranch Off University Parkway next to Publix
Call Us • We Pack & Pick Up!
941-758-7222 • email@example.com • www.fifislakewoodranch.com • 941-907-8900 Creekwood Crossing Plaza (near Lowes and Bealls) 7343 52nd Place East (SR70 just west of I-75) Bradenton, FL
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8322 Market Street, Lakewood Ranch Off University Parkway next to Publix
7343 52nd Place East (SR70 just west of I-75)
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Creekwood Crossing Plaza (near Lowes and Bealls)
Keeping KidS connected to nature
through art & gardening classes, creative play & exploring mother nature! We are a non-profit 501 (C) (3 charita )eand organizabl tion
Party platters available with full catering. Retail * Wholesale * Holiday Gift Baskets all-you-can-eat fondue ‘till there’s nothing left to dip.
Fondue Fridays, every Friday from 5pm-9pm
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Open Mon-Wed 9am-6pm. Thurs-Sat 9am-9pm. Open Sundays in December.
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941-923-2462 5170 Palmer Plaza Blvd.
1670 Tenth Way Sarasota, FL 34236 941.330.1711
(Clark and Honore in the Publix Shopping Center)
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Discount Computers, Inc.
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TSA TRAVEL TIPS Stepping into an airport during the holiday season is so stressful — and potentially traumatizing — that many classic Christmas films include at least one scene depicting the chaos. And even one series — “Home Alone” — based its entire premise on flying at Christmastime. This year, the Transportation Security Administration is offering a few tips to help alleviate some of the stress and help every traveler reach his or her destination in time for all the parties, dinners and presents.
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• Pack an organized carry-on bag using layers — a layer of clothes, then electronics, more clothes and then any heavier items. This will help TSA officers see what is in your bag and speed up the X-ray process. • Prepare a one quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag of liquids before arriving at the airport. For carry-ons, the liquids must adhere to TSA’s 3-1-1 rule: Bottles must be smaller than three ounces; they must be placed in a one-quart zip-top bag; and travelers are limited to one bag each. • Pack coats and jackets in checked baggage when possible. • Do not wrap gifts.
GETTING THROUGH THE LINE
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• Pockets. TSA strongly recommends removing all items from pockets, as well as certain accessories, including wallet, belt, bulky jewelry, money, keys and cell phone. Removing these items will reduce the chance of needing additional screening after exiting the machine. The officer viewing the image cannot see the passenger, so any irregularity that appears on the screen will require inspection to determine what it is.
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• Body piercings. Certain metal body piercings may cause the machines to alarm, which will result in additional screening. If additional screening is required, passengers may be asked to remove their body piercing in private as an alter-
• Head coverings. Travelers are permitted to wear head coverings and religious garments during the screening process. They may be directed to additional screening if the headwear or clothing (religious or otherwise) is loose fitting or large enough to hide prohibited items. • Shoes. Remove shoes before entering the screening technology and put them directly on the belt to go through the X-ray machine instead of in a bin with other items.
ADDITIONAL TIPS • Arrive on time. Arrival time recommendations vary by airline and day of travel, so check with your air carrier. Remember to leave adequate time to check baggage and move through security. • Wear slip-on shoes. This allows travelers to remove and replace their shoes quickly without the need to sit down. • Pets. Please remove all animals from their carrying cases and send the case through the X-ray machine. Hold your pet in your arms and proceed through the metal detector. • Children. Please take infants and children out of baby carriers and strollers and take them through the metal detector. Strollers and baby carriers go through the X-ray machine with your bags. If possible, collapse the stroller before arriving at the detector. • Be ready. Passengers should be ready to present their boarding passes and photo identifications.
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Come join us for our
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featuring prime rib and 9 other seasonal entrées to choose from! Join us before 6:00 and receive a complimentary dessert to share! Visit our menu online at cafeleurope.net
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The tipping point
Special SavingS at
During the holiday season, it is customary to bestow extra tips to service people with whom you come in contact often. Follow these tips on whom to tip and what kinds of tips are acceptable. Letter carrier Although U.S. Postal Service workers cannot accept cash tips, they can
accept non-monetary gifts (generally of up to $20 in value). Homemade gifts, such as fudge or jam, also can add a personal touch.
Concierge Tip $10 to $100. Keep in mind that you do not have to spread the tips equally. Those who serve you more should get a larger tip. A bottle of wine is a nice touch.
Beautician Tip the cost of one haircutting session. If the same person who cuts your hair also styles and colors it, you may consider tipping more.
Dog walker Tip one week to two weeks’ pay. Country club staff Tip $50 for regular servers, locker-room personnel, front-desk
Garbage collector Tip $15 to $30 to each person. However, if your collector is a truck driver who operates a machine to collect the trash, there is no need to tip.
employees and golf professionals.
Gardener Tip $20 to $50. However, if you see a different gardener each week, don’t worry
Babysitter Tip one night’s pay, plus a gift from your child/children. Teacher Tip $25 to $100. Gift certificates make good tips. And, for something more special,
Purchase a $20 Gift Card
you may coordinate with other parents to give one large group gift.
for only 16 $
Coach/Activity Instructor Gifts of $25 or less. Also, a personalized gift from your
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7205 85th St. Court E. • Bradenton
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2. Don’t tip outside of your budget; sub-
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4 shows for as little as $39!
Smokey Joe’s Café
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
A celebration of the music by Leiber and Stoller that changed the American Music scene.
“A whole lot of fun!” - New York Daily News
Best of Enemies By Mark St. Germain
Based on a true story, this drama exposes the poison of prejudice and the struggle to overcome diﬀerences.
“Explosive...powerful” - The Time Union
The Columnist By David Auburn
Profound columnist, Joseph Alsop, nds out the personal cost of political involvement in the 1960s.
“Magniicent” - Newsday
3 shows for as little as $29!
Let’s Twist Again:
By John Walch
3. Include a short, handwritten note with your tip that expresses your thanks.
2037 12th STREET, SaraSota • 941.954.FISH (3474)
with the Wanderers
Developed by Richard Hopkins, Rebecca Hopkins and Jim Prosser
Across from Midas (corner of 301 & 12th Street) • Monday through Friday 10am -7pm • Saturday 10am - 3pm
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Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offers, offer expires 12/20/12.
Lobster Tails • Blue Crabs • Stone Crabs • Shrimp • Oysters • Grouper • Snapper
parTY pLaTTers Shrimp • Oysters • Stone Crab
From an innocent era came stunning harmonies by crooners who started on the street and serenaded a generation through the 50s and 60s.
“Doo wop will live forever” - Richard Foos
Developed by Richard Hopkins and Rebecca Hopkins
The Wild West meets the city. In the 70s a new genre emerged from legendary artists such as Mickey Gilley, George Strait, Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers that forever changed the Nashville sound.
“True country music is... real life” - Garth Brooks
Developed by Richard Hopkins, Rebecca Hopkins and Jim Prosser
from your friends at The Observer
An island musical adventure that celebrates the stories of easy living on the beach. This festive tribute features popular artists Jimmy Buﬀet, the Beach Boys and Bob Marley.
In the Book Of
stituting a handmade gift or small gift for a monetary gift is acceptable.
Only the Freshest Gulf Seafood for Sarasota Allyson Kaye Daniel. Photo by Maria Lyle.
Give the Gi of eatre
1. Start by making a list of all the people who provide services or care for your family. This list should include health-care providers, housekeepers, personal trainers, babysitters, coaches and more.
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An immigration debate forces a community to examine the true meaning “If life gives you limes, make margaritas” of family, friendship and the American Way. - Jimmy Buﬀet
“Great theater” - Montgomery Advertiser
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Richard Hopkins, Artistic Director
Subscribe Online! !oridastudiotheatre.org
Sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida.
THE 2nd ANNUAL
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for the Avid Reader...
Noon to 5 pm
Twin Lakes Park 6700 Clark Road • Sarasota
Novels by Local Author
Rain Date: December 16
• Choices • The Rogue • The Sparks Trilogy of Sarasota, LLC
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Home... for the Holidays!
Holiday Shopping • Animal Adoptions Refreshments • Agility DemoS Photos with Santa • Animal Readings Pet Blessings • Costume Contest Christmas Carolers • Face Painting 50/50 • Raffle Prizes & More!
Wade and Vicki
email@example.com 50 Central Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236
Admission: Unopened Canned Or Dry Food, Toys or Treats for Cats & Dogs! Join the Festivities & Wrap Up All Your Holiday Shopping...
With Gifts & Gift Certificates for All of the Pets & Animal Lovers on Your Holiday List!
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Let us help!
Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.
e t e i r n g G s s ’ n o s a e S
from The SouThgaTe Village ShopS
Come Shop and Dine With Us Through This Year’s Holidays located across from Southgate mall on Siesta Drive
Still time to knit that holiday present. Handmade items and gift certificates available.
A Unique Boutique
A Merry ChristMAs
Mon. - Sat. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
2153 Siesta Drive Sarasota, FL 34239 941.925.3662
* 941-556-9439 *
Located across from Dillards
SieSta Drive, Sarastoa, Florida 34239
open Mon.-Fri. 10 - 4, Sat.10 - 2
Southgate Village Shops, Siesta Drive, Sarasota 34239
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Always in Style... Always Fabulous! we make it easy
This holiday, make their holiday dreams come true
5308 Marina Drive, Anna Maria Island Holmes Beach
Mon. – Sat. 9 – 5
Hours: 8:30am - 5:30pm Mon-sat 3800 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239 www.sarasotacycle.com
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We also carry a complete line of accessories and bike clothing
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Let Nellie’s Make it a Stress Free Holiday by doing all the Cooking for you! Time Honored Traditional Holiday Dinner $18.25pp Nellie’s Roasted Turkey Breast Chef’s Traditional Stuffing, Old Fashioned Mashed Potatoes, Green bean Almandine Or Vegetable Medley, Nellie’s Famous Turkey Gravy, Freshly Baked Fluffy Rolls with Butter
The Jolly Bird Dinner $17.25 pp Nellie’s House Tossed Salad (choice of dressing), Pipe Dream Potatoes (traditional potato or sweet potato), Stuffed Chicken Breast Served with Cranberry Walnut Sauce Or Delectable Orange Sauce, Baked Cauliflower and Broccoli with Polonaise topping Herb twist rolls
The Country Cornucopia Dinner $17.25pp Sliced House Baked Ham with Maple Glaze, Cole Slaw with pineapple chunks Delicious Chef scalloped potatoes, Nellie’s Roasted Veggie Medley Or Acorn Squash wedges with Maple Glaze, Country Biscuits
“just a few from our large selection”
A MOTE MEMBERSHIP is a GREAT GIFT for any family or friend! It can be used throughout the year & includes many extra benefits.
To check out our Nellie’s Market for Gourmet Wines, Deli Trays and Boar’s Head Meats & Cheeses.
Special educational opportunities & updates about Mote science. Free admission to the Aquarium • Discounts at more than100 zoos, aquariums & gardens throughout the USA, Canada & Mexico.
Looking For A Gift
Cheese Tortes: Walnut, Antipasto, Jezebel, Herb & Bacon, Curry �����������������������$25�00 Baked Brie: Raspberry preserve filled wrapped in puff pastry���������������������������$45�00 Red Pepper Hummus Tray: Spicy Hummus served with Pita chips�����������������$27�00 Spinach Dip Tray: Nellie’s distinctive spinach dip served with crackers ��������$25�00 Nellie’s Unique Chopped Liver Pate Tray: served with crackers ������������������������$38�95 Smoked Ham on Country Biscuits served with Cranberry Mayo�����������������$4�25pp Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast Tray: served room temp with Herb rolls ������$8�25pp Honey Mustard, and Cranberry Mayo
With all the Goodies? Try our Nellie’s Market for the most lavish Gift Baskets around.
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Nellie’s Deli, Market & Catering 15 S. Beneva Road @ Fruitville Forum Shoppes Sarasota, FL 34232
ORDER EARLY 941 - 924 - 2705
(941) 388 4441 I www.mote.org
Tonsorial Services by Master Barbers
Convenient drive-thru window
You Can Still Find Some Affordable Gems If You Know Where To Look
(Please call ahead during peak hours)
Breakfast - Lunch Dinner • Catering for all occasions • Boars head products • Homemade soups • Fresh salads • Desserts
1825 Hillview St.
Southside Deli & Ice Cream Shop
SouthSide C a l e n da r Friday, december 14th
A Sarasota Favorite for 12 Years
Happy Holidays! Gelato, Yogurt
Open Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 8 pm. Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm. & Soft Serve Ice Cream Phone: 941-330-9302 NY Kosher Style Corned Beef & Pastrami Fax: 941-330-9206
We didn’t invent ethnic food, we perfected it. - Since 1987 Flavorful, heartwarming & health foods from India, Greece & the Middle East
ReshapingWomen... 954-4444 • 1944 Hillview St. Sarasota
1816 Hillview Street Southside Village, Sarasota
A True Gentlemen’s Barbershop
One woman at a time.
A bra should be the most comfortable item a woman wears. Is yours?
941.951.2727 (BRAS) 1810 S. Osprey Ave Sarasota
Visit Santa at Comerica Bank, Face Painting, music on the Streets, mountain of Snow for Sliding on gecko’s grill & Pub’s Parking lot, & cookie decorating. Sponsored by Southside Village Business association.
1829 S. Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34239 | 941.366.6871 | www.coffrinjewelers.com
PhotograPhy: Bartosz Potocki
SouthSide Village holiday Stroll: Family Fun eVent
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For the Golfer on Your List...
PINEBROOK IRONWOOD Pro Shop
is your Holiday Shopping Spot!
Top 20 Holiday Albums
Titleist ~ Foot Joy ~ Sun Mountain ~ EP Pro ~ Sport Haley Lady Tehama ~ Nancy Lopez ~ Ixspa ~ Headline Sports
1. “Merry Christmas, Baby” (Rod Stewart)
Famous Name Equipment, Apparel, Shoes & Accessories for Men & Women
2. “On This Winter’s Night” (Lady Antebellum) 3. “Cheers, It’s Christmas” (Blake Shelton) 4. “Christmas” (Michael Bublé) 5. “Christmas with Scotty McCreery” (Scotty McCreery) 96383
4260 Ironwood Circle ∙ Bradenton Fl 941-792-3288 www.pinebrookironwood.com
6. “Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night)” (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) 7. “Home for Christmas” (Celtic Woman) 8. “Under the Mistletoe” (Justin Bieber) 9. “It’s Christmas Time” (Elvis Presley)
FRESH SEAFOOD MARKET
10. “Christmas in the Sand” (Colbie Caillat)
Fresh New afood e S d n a l g En
11. “Heavenly Christmas” (Jackie Evancho) 12. “My Christmas” (Andrea Bocelli) 13. “Noel” (Josh Groban)
Give the Gift of Lobster this Holiday Season Gift Certificates Available.
Order NOW e in Time for th Holidays!
14. “NOW That’s What I Call Today’s Christmas” (Various Artists)
LIVE Maine Lobster (Take ‘em live or we’ll steam for you!)
Tuna, Cod, Haddock, Salmon, Sword, Steamers, Mussels, Hard Clams, Scallops, Chowders and Crabcakes.
18. “Do You Hear What I Hear? Women of Christmas” (Various Artists) 19. “Christmas Songs by Sinatra” (Frank Sinatra)
(next to SkyKing fireworks, just south of Sarasota Square Mall)
16. “Cee Lo’s Magic Moment” (Cee Lo Green) 17. “Glory in the Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship” (Chris Tomlin)
Florida’s Fresh Catch - Grouper, Snapper, Stone Crabs, Shrimp!
941-918 CLAW(2529) • 8780 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34238
15. “Home for the Holidays” (Andre Rieu)
20. “Christmas Symphony” (Mannheim Steamroller with members of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra) Information courtesy of Billboard; top-selling holiday albums as of Nov. 22
Full Breakfast & Lunch Menu All Day! 7:00a.m.-2:30p.m.
(9 4 1
9 4 3 )
In The Heart of Siesta Village 5133 Ocean Blvd
CHRISTM Y A RR from
Pelican Pete and The Staff of Village Cafe would like to thank their customers & friends and wish everyone Happy Holidays and Joy for the New Year!
nly Hard O s wa ’ ey
Pete • Scott 5051 Ocean Blvd. • Sarasota
Merry Christmas from
Making sure you are “Oh So Gorgeous” from Head to Toe through all of the holiday season
S A SonSSiesta Y KeyH a i r
total purchase of $100 Exp 12-24 (must have coupon)
209 Beach Rd • Siesta Key 941-349-6525 Open 7 days a week sassyhair.com
5128 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key
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W/POT COVERS! 10”-12” TALL & FULL! FLORIST QUALITY COMPARE TO $6.99!
Call to reserve quantities of 18 or more! Or reserve on-line at www.plantsandtreasures.com
Order by Phone: 941-342-6168 Order Online: www.cfacaterssarasota.com
YES, VIRGINIA... THERE IS A VALUABLE COUPON!
To Order, Please Call 24 Hrs. In Advance
30% OFF! 10% OFF! ANY SINGLE NON-CHRISTMAS MERCHANDISE ITEM IN STOCK PRICED UNDER $100.00!
ANY SINGLE CHRISTMAS MERCHANDISE ITEM IN STOCK EXCEPT POINSETTIAS!
One coupon per household. Must surrender coupon at time of purchase! Not valid with other coupons or discounts! Excludes sale items, and special orders! Valid thru Sunday, December 9, 2012
HUNDREDS OF GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT ITEMS AT VERY GOOD PRICES!
Buy One Large Nugget Tray, Get One Small Cookie Tray
And lots of really friendly exceptional customer service! The happiest store on The Trail... check it out!
Delivery To Bradenton, Sarasota & Venice
Fruitville road location only 5384 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34232 Minimum Delivery of $100
Gifts for the Whole Family
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FREE TRANSPLANTING! BUY A POT OR PLANT, OR BRING IN YOUR OWN POT OR PLANT, AND WE’LL DO THE DIRTY WORK... FREE! JUST A FEW EXCEPTIONS!
6,000 INDOOR SQUARE FEET! Filled with live houseplants of all sizes, cactus, terrariums, orchids, pottery, baskets, silk flowers & trees, pet stuff, wall art, Christmas goods, cards, candles, a huge selection of gift items... & MORE! PLUS... 2,000 OUTDOOR SQUARE FEET! Filled with tons of big outdoor pots, directly imported by us... and CHEAP!
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REGULAR HOURS: MON-SAT: 10-7, SUN: 11-6
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7942 N. TAMIAMI TRAIL (HWY 41) - SARASOTA
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