1. A waterfront estate at 364 West Royal Flamingo Drive on Bird Key stands as the largest sale on Bird Key so far this year.
The $4.7 million property listed by Bernadette Caswell of Michael Saunders & Co., sold on July 31.
The two-story bayfront property built in 2007 features 6,300 square feet, four en suite bathrooms, polished travertine floors, a 36-foot-by-36-footy saltwater pool, hydraulic elevator, home automation system, wine cellar, media and billiards rooms, energy recovery system, and of course, sunset views of Sarasota Bay.
The buyers were represented by William Wu, of Keller Williams Realty Manatee.
2. Thinking it's time to brush up on Facebook marketing? and VP Consulting is offering a at the Sarasota/Bradenton Airport. It runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Topics include engagement, increasing Likes and Fans, Timeline and more.
3. Switch up your movie night from those summer blockbusters with the Fabulous Independent Film Festival this weekend at .
The second annual festival runs Saturday and Sunday with 12 films and three parties celebrating diversity in the LGBT community. In association with the , a nonprofit organization, the festival is organized by broken rules productions. Tickets are $8, opening and closing night films are $10, now available on www.fabulousiff.com and at Burns Court Cinemas on the days of the festival.
4. Camping out at is a good deal this month.
Sarasota County residents can now stay two consecutive nights for the price of one at Turtle Beach Campground on Siesta Key. The buy one, get one free ("BOGO") special offer runs through Aug. 31,and provides local residents the opportunity to enjoy camping on the Gulf of Mexico. Guests must show proof of residency and stay two consecutive nights on the same site.
For more information, Turtle Beach Campground at 941-349-3839 or visit the Turtle Beach Campground website at www.scgov.net/turtlebeachcampground.
5. just announced Monday that Sheryl Crow will perform there Feb. 15, 2013. This will be the first Sarasota show for the nine-time Grammy Award winner. Tickets go on sale Sept. 8 at 10 a.m., and cost $30 to $110.