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Sarasota Sky Bar & Club to open Friday

The nightclub is slated to open in the Charles Ringling building on the east end of downtown this weekend.
by: Alex Mahadevan News Innovation Editor

Following some delays, downtown Sarasota’s newest nightclub will open this weekend in the historic Charles Ringling building.

Sarasota Sky Bar & Club will open at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at 1927 Ringling Boulevard, which is adjacent to McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre. The club will feature 1960s-themed local band Robin and the Retros starting at 8 p.m., with a $5 cover to get in, said co-owner Tony Tannus.

Democracy, a reggae band, will play during the same hours Saturday.

“We have to mix it up,” said Tannus, who said he wants to focus on bringing in a mature crowd to the non-smoking building. “I’m not bringing in 20 year olds to bounce around.”

Tannus, who also co-owns the Meadows Village Pub & Grill, said the 7,000-square-foot size of the interior, and its history, attracted him to the property. Charles Ringling, John Ringling’s brother, constructed the two-story building in 1926.

“His office is still up there,” Tannus said.


Sean Dreznin & Jag Grewal from Ian Black Real Estate handled both sides of the transaction.

Sarasota Sky Bar & Club opening in downtown Charles Ringling Building

Second house razed for Tampa Bay Lightning & Channelside owner, Jeff Vinik’s new estate

Second house razed for Tampa Bay Lightning & Channelside owner, Jeff Vinik’s new estate

Ringling Bridge Sunset in Sarasota, FL - Heading out towards St. Armands

Ringling Bridge Sunset in Sarasota, FL – Heading out towards St. Armands

by Harold Bubil , Herald-Tribune

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and his wife — fresh off a victory in acquiring the Channelside property in Tampa — have taken the first significant steps to develop a grand residence on St. Armands Key that could have dramatic views of downtown Sarasota.

To that end, demolition has begun on a 64-year-old house at 132 N. Washington Drive that the Viniks bought in May for $3.5 million.

That deal followed the 2013 acquisition by Vinik and his wife, Penny, of a 12-year-old house next door, at 112 N. Washington Drive. The couple paid $4.25 million for it before tearing it down.

Taken together, the two houses measured 9,200 square feet.

The Viniks plan to replace those residences with one that will cost $3.6 million to build, according to a City of Sarasota building permit.

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Exercise as good as drugs for treating stroke, heart disease: study

Exercise as good as drugs for treating stroke, heart disease

Healthy Living

Healthy Living


PARIS (AFP) — Exercise may be at least as effective as some drugs in reducing the risk of death in stroke patients or people with heart disease, a study published on Wednesday said.
Researchers from the London School of Economics, Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine compared the findings of several studies into the effectiveness of exercise versus drugs in people with coronary heart disease, stroke patients, people with prediabetes and those with heart failure.
They analyzed the results of 305 randomised controlled trials involving 339,274 individuals.

The data trawl “found no statistically detectable differences” between exercise and drug treatment in reducing mortality for people with coronary heart disease or prediabetes symptoms, according to a statement released by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), which published the study online.
In stroke patients, the team found that exercise was more effective than drugs, while medicine worked better at treating heart failure.

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Until more is known, exercise “should be considered as a viable alternative to, or alongside, drug therapy”, the team wrote.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says physical inactivity is the fourth-leading risk factor for global mortality, causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths globally each year.

TLS Find your Fit Challenge starts tomorrow – MISSION 195

TLS Find your Fit Challenge starts tomorrow – Blog Updates

Since the Find your fit challenge starts tomorrow, I am enjoying a couple of the finer things in life today! More like sweeter things in life!

A black and white cookie & an M & M cookie! (Gazillion calories)

A strawberry Lean 1 smoothie (Medium) from Smoothie King (430 calories)

Whole foods carob spirulina chunks (450 calories)

Supreme Caramel Chocolate Protein Bar (400 calories)

A publix turkey wrap (approx 400 calories)

Tonight at work I will have a blackened chicken salad with cranberries, goat cheese and cusabi dressing. (im guessing 600-700 calories) I add a banana and some strawberries.

A Dos Equis awaits with the salad.

Then tomorrow its Detox Day 1!

Let’s do this.


Fantasy Football Week 8 & 9 recap and Week 10 predictions * The Perspective * Muscle Hamster Style

Fantasy Football Week 8 & 9 recap and Week 10 predictions * The Perspective * Muscle Hamster Style

Mucle-Hamster Style

“4 More Years… It’s like the Groundhog came out, flipped us off, took a dump and here we go again.”

Standings after week 9.

Come Back Kid 8 1 .889 —
Team Pounder 8 1 .889 —
Team A-shift RULES 6 3 .667 2
Gipper’s Gangsters 6 3 .667 2
Jace Invaders 5 4 .556 3
Rodgers A doodle doo 4 5 .444 4
Charles in Charge 4 5 .444 4
In-Zane In The Membrane 4 5 .444 4
Over Dramatic 3 6 .333 5
Team 3-Peat Zalla 2 7 .222 6
The Worthless HERD!! 2 7 .222 6
Victory Cruz 2 7 .222 6

Looking ahead to final 3 weeks, 2 teams have clinched the playoffs.

and Pounder at 8-1 are already in.

A-Shift Rules and Gipper’s Gangsters at 6-3 are on the path to success and should reach the playoffs without too much trouble.

Jace Invaders got a huge win this past week and at 5-4, should put together a redeeming run into the promised land.

The sixth and final playoff spot is up for grabs between 4 teams. Over dramatic has the toughest road, at 3-6, they must win out and hope for others to fail.

The 3 teams at 2-7 are for all intensive purposes, eliminated from the playoffs, barring some miracle finish. But, hey you never know.

This is as far as I got last week.

I am just unable to consistently write this, but I do enjoy it when I get the time.

Regardless, if anyone wants to take over, please let us know, and I will somewhat gladly hand over the reigns.

Keep Smiling!

Week 10 predictions

CBK – 158 IZITM – 144

Pounder – 133 Cruz – 89

GG – 119 CIC – 117

OD – 125 A-Shift – 124

Jace – 120 3-Peat – 100

RADD – 123 TWH – 101

Good Luck!

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Ford Ironman Florida Race Highlights 2011

Ford Ironman Florida Race Highlights 2011

Congrats to everyone who participated.

IM FL Race Highlights 2011

Ironman is more than an event series, it is a LIFESTYLE.

Ironman is an event series that has been built around community, passion, a deep desire to succeed, and the understanding that it’s not just a sport… to be an Ironman is to uphold a lifestyle.

In Ironman “one’s own ability” has proven to be a fluid term that each individual has the power to redefine.

A Brief History:
Since it began as a challenge between a group of Navy Seals, the Ironman has grown to become one of the most recognized endurance events in the world. Originally a combination of the Waikiki Rough Water swim, the Around Oahu Bike Race and the Honolulu Marathon, the Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.

The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will hold the island’s first ever triathlon and duathlon, on Sunday, October 24, 2010.

Longboat Key First Ever Triathlon

Florida’s Newest Endurance Event Set for October

The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will hold the island’s first ever triathlon and duathlon, on Sunday, October 24, 2010. Hosted at the Longboat Key Club & Resort, the endurance event will start at 7:30 a.m. and include a half-mile swim, 20-mile cycling ride and five-mile run. Duathlon distances will be a 2 mile run, 20 mile bike and 2.5 mile run.

So cool to be a triathlete — at last

My First Triathlon - Dreznin - Fitriathlon

My First Triathlon - Dreznin - Fitriathlon

By John Meyer
via Denverpost.com

I was in a porta-potty line at the Boulder Reservoir at sunrise Sunday, nervously awaiting the start of my first triathlon, when I overheard a guy say something that sort of captured the spirit of a glorious morning.

This 46-year-old guy was chatting up a young woman in line behind him and mentioned he’d just reconnected with an old high school flame who lives on the East Coast via Facebook. He was relating how he’d told his Facebook friend that he was getting ready to do the Boulder Peak Triathlon, and she replied she was amazed he was into “extreme” sports.

“Hey,” the man told the woman behind him, “this is Colorado. This is what we do.”

Yes, it is. We run races and ride bikes and run relays and climb mountains and ski the backcountry and, yes, we do triathlons. And now, after 13 marathons and well over 100 running races, I can call myself a triathlete, too.

I was one of the 1,400 men and women, amateurs and pros, who finished the Boulder Peak Triathlon — an Olympic distance event comprised of a 1,500-meter swim, a 26-mile bike ride and a 10K run — and I had a blast.

I had a bad swim (just over 37 minutes), a wonderful ride (just over 1:31) and a reasonably satisfying run (55:25). With transitions it added up to 3:12:53.

There were some stressful moments. I’d been warned that a first-time triathlete’s first open water swim could be a freaky experience, and it was. After maybe 20 seconds of swimming, I was out of breath. It was almost like a panic attack, even though I wasn’t scared. I just couldn’t get my breath and get into a swimming rhythm. Good thing I was a breast-stroker on my high school swimming team. I did the breast stroke probably two-thirds of the swim — I was able to crawl a bit on the second half of the swim — and was shocked to get out of the water only five minutes slower than my average times for the mile swim in the pool.

It was a great relief to stagger out of the reservoir looking forward to the bike ride and run. I dawdled a bit on the transition — almost seven minutes — and headed out on the bike.

I loved the bike ride. The Boulder Peak bike ride is notorious for a climb up Olde Stage Road in the foothills about a quarter of the way through. There the course climbs 600 feet in less than two miles. Lots of people rue that climb and many walk their bikes, but I actually enjoyed it. It’s physically demanding and mentally challenging, but that’s what competing is all about. It’s a mark of honor to say you survived Olde Stage, that you pushed it there and did not back down.

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