We love our beautiful Gulf Coast area! From amazing parks to gorgeous white sandy beaches, you just can’t find a better place to live! Hey, we may be biased, but that doesn’t mean we’re wrong!
And, the Gulf Coast happens to be a beautiful backdrop for the upcoming Fourth of July festivities and fireworks. Since there are many places you can see them, here is a list to help you decide where you want to go to celebrate this year!
July 4, 2015: Sarasota: Starting around 9:00 pm, enjoy the Fireworks Spectacular over Sarasota Bay in downtown Sarasota. It doesn’t cost anything to go and it is a part of the Sarasota Power Boat Grand Prix Festival. (The Good News Boat will be participating again this year!) Fireworks can be seen all around the downtown area including Island Park and Bayfront Park. It’s an incredible show!
July 4, 2015: Sarasota: The exquisite Marie Selby Botanical Gardens offers an incredible Fourth of July celebration every year. This year they will be hosting an All American Barbeque…you will not be sorry you celebrated at this gorgeous jewel of Sarasota!
July 4, 2015: Siesta Key: Fireworks are blasted over Siesta Key every year just north of the volleyball courts, so you can get a good seat anywhere south and along Crescent Beach (south of Siesta Public Beach), out on the Gulf, or from the Intracoastal waterway. You will never forget this tremendous show!
July 4, 2015: Venice: Head to the South Venice Jetty in the Venice Beach area and prepare to be blown away by the fireworks! You can see anywhere along Venice Beach, Nokomis Beach, or from a boat around that area!
July 3, 2015: Bradenton: Take in the Marauder’s Baseball game along with Fireworks after the game at McKechnie Field. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The Marauders take on the Charlotte Stone Crabs with game time at 6:30 p.m. and a post-game fireworks show. What could be better than baseball and fireworks?
July 4, 2015: Englewood: Englewood pulls out all the stops with their annual Englewood Firecracker Festival and Block Party presented by the Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary. Learn all about it here!
While this list is not all-inclusive (there are many other celebrations you can go to), it will hopefully give you a good head start in planning your family’s Fourth of July celebration! Happy planning!
Father’s Day is upon us! It’s time to celebrate dads everywhere and show our appreciation for all they do. After all, who else is willing to get up in the middle of the night and smash that roach in your bathroom?!
But sometimes buying gifts for him can be hard to do. He may say he doesn’t want anything or he’s just super picky. If you’re stumped and haven’t purchased anything yet, maybe one of these ideas will inspire you and help you spoil dad this Father’s Day!
Swiss Army Knife: You can never go wrong with this classic gift. They always come in handy, and when engraved with their initials, it provides a nice personal touch!
Go Wireless for the Win: Gadgets and guys go together like peanut butter and jelly, right? Well, take it a step further and help your dad go wireless with those gadgets. The EyeFi Pro X2 SDHC Memory Card allows you to transfer photos from portable devices to your computer wirelessly. Or maybe he’d like a wireless Bluetooth headset or wireless keyboard and mouse! Or if you really want to blow dad’s socks off, check out this incredible Laser Projection Virtual Keyboard that he can use with his smart phone, laptop, or tablet…super cool!
Classes: Encourage your dad to try something new by giving him a certificate for a rock climbing class, amateur pilot training, or a fitness class! Or maybe push dad out of his “comfort zone” with dance classes!
Gift Card: Who doesn’t like a gift card? Try to zero in on a store that your dad loves or one you think he will love. For the “geekier” fellas, consider Thinkgeek and for the outdoorsy type, maybe one from Camping World is the way to go!
Go “Old School” with a Book: Books—remember those? While a lot of people are reading digitally lately, there’s nothing quite like the feel of a book in your hands. Try out some classics like The Great Gatsby, or bestsellers that might interest dad such as Freakonomics, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Hopefully these ideas will help you spoil your dad rotten on Father’s Day…he deserves it!
And to all you dads out there…Happy Father’s Day from all of us here at Good News Pest Solutions!