Blue Marlin March NL 2019
Join Blue Marlin Seafood For Their March Music Lineup!
Shows All Start at 7pm till 10pm
Friday, March 1st 
Little Manatee River Bluegrass Band
Saturday, March 2nd
Pedro Arevalo & Friends
Friday, March 8th
Pedro Arevalo & Friends
 Saturday, March 9th
Blues 2 Backstreet
Friday, March 15th
Nick Haas Trio
Saturday, March 16th
Albert Donadi
Friday, March 22nd
Fever Tree
Saturday, March 23rd
Pedro Arevalo & Friends
Friday, March 29th
Albert Donadi
Saturday, March 30th
Nick Haas Trio

Blue Marlin Seafood
121 Bridge Street | Bradenton Beach, FL 34205 | 941-896-9737 |
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Mar Vista Bar Renovation  The expanded bar area is a mix of copper and wood.
~A YourObserver Article~
by: Suzanne Elliott | Staff Writer

Tim Hellige has come to the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub for 30  years.

The Longboat resident concedes he misses the “smelly” bar, but he loves the renovations at one of his favorite watering holes.

“It’s beautiful,” he said. “I love it.”

Mar Vista, a fixture for decades at 760 Broadway St. on the the northern end of Longboat Key, just completed a $2 million renovation that includes a state-of-the-art kitchen, second-story office space and storage, more outdoor seating, a new entrance, fireplace and covered walkway. Patrons, such as Hellige, have had to navigate their way around construction projects because the restaurant was open the whole time during the multi-year renovation.

The building, which dates back to 1915, still has its Florida charm. Copper and wood are present throughout the restaurant, which has a wide-open feel to it. Mar Vista manager Chelsea Matelau said the feedback has been positive since the Feb. 11 unveiling.

“It’s been incredible,” she said. “People love the renovations.”

Many of the old touches were kept and the menu remain unchanged. For example, the portal window in the new entrance was from the old door. Also, an enlarged photograph from the building’s early days adorns the wall by the bar.

Besides a restaurant, the 760 Broadway Street building has been a fish camp — selling bait, tackle and beer — and apartments before being transformed to a restaurant.

Plans for a second-floor dining area were dropped several years ago in favor of expanded outdoor seating.

Mary Wilson of Sarasota and Mike Smith of Ocala were sitting at the bar on Sunday afternoon. Wilson, a regular patron for the last five years, said the renovations make a big difference.

“I think it is night and day,” she said. “I was amazed and love the details, like the copper sinks in the bathroom.” said Smith, a first-time visitor to Mar Vista, adding he liked the laid-back atmosphere.

Lonna Smith, who was with Hellige in the restaurant’s outdoor seating area, called the changes sleek, clean and accommodating.

“I love what they have done,” she said.

The Mar Vista can seat 169 people. Its dock, installed in November 2014, has 14 boat slips

Ed Chiles has owned the Mar Vista since the 1980s. The Chiles Restaurant Group also owns the Sandbar Restaurant on Anna Maria Island and The Beach House in Bradenton Beach. It also owns The Studio at Gulf and Pine, a gallery and event facility on Anna Maria Island.

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Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
760 Broadway Street | North Longboat Key, FL 34228 | 941-383-2391 |
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Forks & Corks 2019 Grand Tasting
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**Your original January 2019 event tickets are still valid and will be accepted at the gate**
If you wish to reprint your ticket to include the new event date, please follow the steps below.
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We look forward to seeing you at Forks & Corks in May!
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Women Should Go Out With Friends Twice A Week For Better Health

Women have now found the perfect excuse to go out with the “girls” twice a week.
According to a new study, Women Should Go Out With Girlfriends Twice A Week To Improve Their Health.

    Women Should Go Out With Girlfriends Twice A Week To Improve Their Health

Do you enjoy going out with your best friends? You should do it more often! This will definitely make you happier and healthier! Wine, anyone?

Sex and the City Sounds like a plan

The study was done by a group of researchers from the University of Oxford. The investigation revealed the necessary steps that a woman needs to take to achieve happiness in all aspects of her life. The study discovered the basis would be in women feeling free to go out with their girlfriends at least twice a week.

   About the study:

Robin Dunbar, a psychologist and head of this study, was interviewed by “The Vancouver Sun” . He reported that women’s overall health and wellbeing is improved when they get together with four best friends twice a week in meetings where they “do things”.

According to the study, the list of “things” included: drinking beer, gossiping, and talking about their rivals (preferred topic). Doing these “things” make women socialize, drink and laugh together.

Health benefits also included faster recovery time from illness, a stronger immune system, a decrease in anxiety levels, and increased generosity levels which makes women feel better overall.

   Most women don’t go out with their friends often

Nonetheless, the researchers also noted that only 2 out of 5 women can actually go out with their girlfriends once a week, and even less often if they have family to care for.

The investigation also looked at the quality of interactions with friends, according to the number of people and time spent.  Women on average reserve a little less than half their time nurturing close friendships.

    Laughter is the best medicine                    Sex and the City Laughing

The study found that women interact best by making funny comments, joking, and talking about things that make them laugh, but the size of the group is also a big factor.

Laughter in small groups is feasible.  But when the group is bigger than 5 people, funny situations that generate the necessary endorphins for happiness and wellbeing are less probable. For this reason, it is recommended to meet in a group of maximum four friends.

Women have very stressful lives, and feel sometimes guilty about leaving the family at home. Most of the time I do, but deep inside I know it shouldn’t be that way. Reality is, we should have some time for ourselves. It is not only about going out and having a few drinks. It is more about getting away from the daily routine, relaxing, and meeting close friends face to face. I think we all need a little bit of that every week to feel

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