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Blues, Brews and BBQ on Bridge Street!

Like I have said before, there is always something fun to do on Anna Maria Island!  This week Saturday, April 22 from 3-9 is the Blues Brews and BBQ on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.  Tickets are $5 and kids 12 and under are free.    Enjoy this beautiful Anna Maria Island weather while enjoying music, food, and brews outside!  Also take a walk on Bridge Street and check out all of the cute shops!  Good time to buy a Mother’s Day gift!  Click here for more information about the upcoming event!   Hope to see you on Saturday and we can share a beer together! Cheers, Ginger Anna Maria Island

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Easter on Anna Maria Island!

Visitors and locals are invited to participate in some Island Easter traditions, including the Easter Sunrise Service at Manatee County Beach, the Easter Egg Hunt at the Sandbar Restaurant and the Easter Egg Roll and Easter Bonnet Contest on Pine Ave.  The celebration starts at 8:30 AM on Saturday, April 15th, with refreshments before the kids take their places on the beach.  The hunt is open to kids 10 years old and under with baskets to collect their eggs.  After the hunt, the Easter Bunny leads the kids and their families up to Pine Avenue for the 8th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Easter Bonnet Contest.  There will be fun for the entire family with face painters, changes to roll eggs across a lane with a spoon and egg coloring.  At 10:30, judges will look for winning Easter bonnets.  The competition is open to kids and grownups alike.

 

On Sunday, April 16th, the 53rd Sunrise Service will take place at Manatee County Beach.  The trolleys start running at 6 AM and the Anna Maria Beach Cafe will open at 6 AM for those needing coffee.  All six of the Island’s churches participate in the service.  Worshipers are urged to dress for the weather and brings a blanket or chairs to sit!  There will be music to accompany the service!

 

Whew!  Lots going on Easter weekend!  We look forward to seeing you on Pine Ave

Happy Easter!

Ginger

Eastergal

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March News from Duncan Real Estate!

March is by far the busiest month of the year on Anna Maria Island!  Honestly, it is easier to walk or ride a bike to get anywhere….we love this time of year!  Please click here to check out news from Team Duncan for the month of March and also a fun easy recipe for the Spring!   I have tried it and it is delicious!

 

Sunny regards,

Ginger

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Trail of Treats on Anna Maria Island!

There really isn’t anything better than seeing all of the kids in costumes at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats.  It is one of my favorite events on Pine Ave!  Just to see the excitement on the cuties faces when getting candy and having their photo taken….that is my treat at the Trail of Treats!  Here are some of the fun photos we captured on Halloween.  And listen, if you want to do something fun and different for Halloween next year, come stay on Anna Maria Island for the week and have the kiddos dress up and enjoy seeing the island while they trick or treat!  All of my buddies here at Duncan Real Estate would love to hook you up with a fantastic rental for that week!

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Ginger!

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Bayfest 2016 is right around the corner!

The month of October is always so much fun and my favorite event is the Anna Maria Island Chamber’s Bayfest right here on Pine Ave!  Bayfest has live music, classic car show, food, adult beverages, kids zone, arts and crafts and so much more!  PLUS the event is FREE!  Why wouldn’t you plan to come to Bayfest!?! So mark your calendars for Saturday, October 15th from 10 AM to 10PM!  I will be out there passing out Duncan Real Estate fans to keep you cool during the event!  CLICK here for more information about Bayfest 2016!

Have a great weekend!

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ALL you need for your AMI vacation!

Wow!  I just stopped by Beach Bums right down the street on Pine Ave and what a great place!  Not only do they have the cutest retail shop, but they offer just about everything you could want or need while you are on Anna Maria Island.  Want a bike to ride around the island, drive your family around on a street safe golf cart or take a kayak tour?  Beach Bums will be able to take care of any of these items for you.  PLUS, they deliver right to your vacation rental….how great is that?  Here are some of the items that they rent:

• The best range of  Bikes on the island, including tandems
• Children’s bikes, 3-wheelers and Surrey Bikes
• The best range of Kayaks and Baby Equipment
• A fully stocked Shop with all your vacation needs including our own unique range of designer t-shirt
• Check out our eco-friendly option: Golf Carts, which are great fun!
• Kayak Tours of the local area run by Captain Scott, a Sea Captain and marine biologist
•Beach Bums is now Selling and Renting Pedego Electric Bikes.  Many people would like to ride a bike, but find it impractical or impossible because of hills, distance, health reasons, knee problems, and aging.  Electric bicycles make it possible for family and friends to enjoy bike riding without worrying about endurance and other physical differences.
• When a horse drawn carriage or limousine just won’t do, Beach Bums will create a luxury open-aired Bridal Surrey Bike or Street Legal Golf Cart for your Wedding!

Make sure to check out their website!  http://www.beachbumsami.com/

I had the pleasure of meeting with Lauren while I was there.  She is one of the owners of Beach Bums and so very nice.  Duncan Real Estate and Beach Bums have set up a preferred customer discount.  So if you rent with Duncan Real Estate, you will receive a nice discount on your items!

 

Off to ride around on my golf cart from Beach Bums!  Talk to you later

 

Ginger!

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Easter Fun on Anna Maria Island!

The 30th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the beach next to The Sandbar Restaurant is Saturday, March 26, 2016 beginning at 9:00 AM sharp.  Kids need to bring their own Easter baskets.  Make sure to leave early because there can be lots of traffic!  Plus, there will be refreshments at the wedding and events pavilion next to the restaurant!!

 

After the Easter Egg Hunt, the Easter bunny will lead a parade of kids and parents up Pine Avenue for the 7th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Easter Bonnet Contest….such a fun time for families!  Kids will enjoy face painting, egg dyeing and egg rolling.  There will be music, complimentary framed pictures with the Easter Bunny and food and refreshments!  This entire is event is Free!!

 

I look forward to seeing you at the Sandbar and then Pine Ave.  Make sure to stop by Duncan Real Estate to say hello and to let Team Duncan see your bonnet and Easter baskets!!

 

Until Saturday!

Ginger

Eastergal

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St. Paddy’s Day Parade on Anna Maria Island!

There is always something fun going on on AMI!  This week Sunday, March 13th beginning at 4:00 PM is the Beach Bistro-Eat Here St. Pat’s Parade.  The parade will travel north of Marina and Palm drives ending at 78th Street.  Team Duncan always has such a great time at the parade and decorating our float year after year!  Check out some of our photos from last year…..we lead the parade!   PLUS!  We get the pleasure of having Quacky on our float too!  Always supporting PACE Center for Girls and Quacky Pace!

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Kandi and Darice at parade

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Make sure to find me on our float at the parade this year!  I will be wearing green and lots of kids will be around me!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Ginger

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Bayfest Festival 2015! October 17, 2015

2015 15th Annual BAYFEST FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
One time event

Saturday October 17th

Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce “BayFest” (Island Festival) located at the corner of Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard. Saturday 10am-10 pm. Open to the public. Free admission. For Information call 941-778-1541.

Bayfest:

One of the most popular, annual festivals on Anna Maria Island is Bayfest, the tcelebration of music, food, arts and crafts. This is Anna Maria Island’s largest and longest running music, crafts and food festival. The 15th Annual Bayfest, is hosted by the Anna Maria island Chamber of Commerce. This is an entrance free, family-friendly event open to everyone.

All of Pine Avenue is closed off to showcase local area arts and craft vendors, and an AMAZING car show with over 100 classic cars sponsored by LaPensee Plumbing, Pools, Air . There will also be a Kids Zone with all kinds of fun games, bounce houses and more sponsored by AMI Fitness. Saturday will also feature The AMI Privateer’s classic ship.Music Lineup:

Emcee Mike Sales –  10am-10pm

Can’t Turn Left – 11am-12pm

 

TBD/Open 12:30 – 2:30pm

Whiskey Blind – 3-5pm

Koko Ray 5:30 – 7:30pmShotgun Justice (The Karen & Jimmy Band) 8 – 10pm

 

Food Court

Category:

Community Event

Location:

Pine Avenue

Contact

AMI Chamber Staff – Debbie/Terri

Email

info@amichamber.org

Contact us or call Duncan Real Estate today at 941-779-0304 to speak with our knowledgeable real estate specialist.