Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota, Florida was established in 1959 and is operated by the Diocese of Venice.  Cardinal Mooney High School serves students from Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte Counties and is rooted in the Catholic tradition but also open to people of all faiths.  Cardinal Mooney is located on Fruitville Road in Sarasota and is about 2 miles west of I-75, making it very convenient to get to from anywhere in the Sarasota area.  The school has a 4 year enrollment of 550 students with a faculty staff of 46 teachers giving Cardinal Mooney a 13-1 Student/Teacher ratio.  Our youngest son is attending Cardinal Mooney so I can tell you first hand that I am very impressed with the quality of the campus, the caring responsiveness of the…

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Sarasota Yacht Club near Bird Key and St. Armand’s Circle

The Sarasota Yacht Club is located at 1100 John Ringling blvd. on the causeway coming out of downtown Sarasota just after you cross the John Ringling Bridge.  The Yacht club is directly between Bird Key and St. Armand’s Circle in Sarasota, Fl. 


Recently I was invited by a good friend of mine to attend the open house of their new facility that has been two years in the making.  WOW! Was I impressed!  I learned that the Sarasota Yacht club is a family-friendly private club offering a wide range of activities and programs for its members of all ages.  The club has a history of over 80 years of cruising and racing.   Sarasota Yacht Club is a club rooted in yachting tradition.  In addition to the…

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Sandcastles on Siesta Key Beach

This past Saturday on Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota, Florida was the annual sandcastles contest.  Every year they have an organized contest. 


As you can see from these pictures this is no ordinary beach sand.  Siesta Key Beach is consistently ranked among the best beaches in America year after year by Dr. Beach.  The sand on Siesta Key is 99% quartz which makes it very white – very smooth – very fine and very cool even on the hottest of summer days.  Because of the quartz make up of the sand it is very fine and stays together making it the optimum conditions for building any sort of sand design. 

Siesta Key beach is on the west side of the barrier island of Siesta Key located in Sarasota, Florida.  The beach faces the Gulf…

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