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Charlotte County Housing Update

15.08.2014 in Market Update


Now that we have come to the end of quarter two, let’s see how we’ve done this year compared to quarter two of 2013!

Roger Morris, our broker here at Michael Saunders and Company has made a brief informational video that we really enjoyed watching!

Charlotte County Housing Market Update 2014 Q2

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Drive in Movie Theater in Punta Gorda

16.07.2014 in Events

In 1933, Richard M. Hollingshead nailed a sheet to two trees in the yard of his New Jersey home, stuck a radio behind the sheet, and mounted a Kodak projector on the hood of his car. Thus, the drive in movie theater was born! The idea was patented and took off from there! Drive-in theaters have since come a long way from a sheet nailed to a couple of trees. In 1958, drive-ins were at their peak, but with the invention of cable TV and VCR’s, the rage of drive-in theaters eventually died out.drive in theater

Here in Punta Gorda, we are bringing back the nostalgia of going to a drive-in movie, and we’re doing it for a good cause! Michael Saunders and Company has teamed up with the AMI Kids Crossroads to bring something special to this small, charming town. The third Friday of every month there will be a drive-in movie in downtown Punta Gorda in the empty lot on the corner of Marion and 41N.  The cost is $20/car, and concessions will be available for purchase.  You may purchase tickets now by clicking here, or buy them when you get there!

rocky horror pictureProceeds will go to AMI Kids Crossroads, a nonprofit organization that has been transforming the lives of children for 30 years. They work with  foster boys who have trouble fitting into the foster care system by giving them stability, positive role models, education, and most importantly- family.

On Friday, July 18, the drive-in theater will be showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It will start after Sunset, at approximately 7:30 p.m.

We hope to see you there!


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New Park Coming To Punta Gorda

16.05.2014 in Events

Florida Tracks and Trails

florida tracks and trailsThere is nothing else like this in the state of Florida… and it’s coming to Punta Gorda! We’re talking about a 1,000-acre park featuring motocross, paintball, off road trails, zip lines, a recreational lake, RV and camping grounds, and an amphitheater.  People all over the state are getting ready to come for the grand opening!

The trails at Florida Tracks and Trails are going to be something very unique. They will provide 26 miles of one-directional trails, and each will take several hours to complete. Guests can take their Dirt Bikes, ATVs, UTVs, golf carts, and go carts on the trails. Don’t have one? No worries! Florida Tracks and Trails will be happy to let you rent one of theirs!florida tracks

Looking for a thrill? Pay a visit to one of the nations top paintball facilities. 40 acres of paintball fields, including a field for little ones and new comers, are sure to give you a thrill. Group and party packages will be offered, and many events will be held throughout the year. Bring your own equipment, or rent theirs! florida-tracks-trails-coming-2014-320x180

For those of you who dare to try the zip line, it is sure to be fun for everyone ages 8 and up! You can even purchase pictures of yourself on your thrill ride!

So maybe you’re just looking or a day of relaxation. You want it, you got it! How about a day at the beach, without leaving Punta Gorda?! Yes, there will be a manmade lake with a beach at the Florida Tracks and Trails park. Great for swimming, without the sharks!

Did I mention a 15,000 seat, outdoor amphitheater will be one of the big attractions at Florida Tracks and Trails? This will attract the hottest artists from all genres of music, and will be a Saturday night hotspot for all you concert-goers. There will be a variety of concessions selling food, drinks, souvenirs, concert items, and more at affordable prices.

Now you’re probably wondering “Where is this place, and when can I get in?!”. The park is located 14 miles east of interstate 75, on Bermont Road in Punta Gorda. The grand opening is set for sometime this year. Although the exact date has not yet been released, the park is under construction, and making progress everyday!

I will see you there! But until then, check out their progress, which is updated daily on their Facebook page.


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4th Fest, Laishley Park

16.05.2014 in Events

4th Fest 2014


The 4th Fest promises much fun for everyone! Be there on Friday, July 4th  at Laishley Park, and bring the kids! Gates will open at 11 am,

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and the waterslides, rides, and games will be open at that time. Local vendors will be set up to provide you with the best food Punta Gorda has to offer! Live music will begin at noon, featuring some of our local artists and musicians such as ‘Moccasin Wallow’ and ‘Gator Nate and the Gladezmen’.

Laishley is the place to be at 9:00, because that’s when the fireworks begin! This year’s 4th Fest is promising the biggest and best fireworks display this town has ever seen! At 9:25, The Jack-Michael Band will be performing in concert directly following the fireworks show. Fourth-Fest

Admission is just $3, and wristbands are $10 for the kids to enjoy the waterslides and bounce houses all day!

Parking will be at the Laishley Marina Boat ramp and the Laishley Crabhouse, with overflow parking across the street at the court house.

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