• Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    | September 1, 2015

    Looking for something fun to do in Sarasota?  We have 35 miles of gorgeous beaches… Almost every day is a beach day here!  So grab your towel and head to the beach!  You’ve got to jump in the crystal clear gulf!  Check out the family friendly beach park at Siesta Key beach, with swing sets, […]

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  • Frozen Tundra to Tropical Paradise

    Frozen Tundra to Tropical Paradise

    | September 1, 2015

    By Diana Colson Siesta Key Island resident Karen Koblenz was raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, born to parents who showed great love and commitment. Her dad worked for the City of Green Bay. Her mom was diagnosed with MS in her early twenties while still shepherding 3 pre-school children. In spite of enormous difficulties, her […]

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  • Bullhorns vs Drums

    Bullhorns vs Drums

    | September 1, 2015

    By Roger Drouin The weekly drum circle on Siesta is usually a low-key, peaceful event. “It’s very low key,” says Susan Slack, a Sarasota resident who goes to the drum circle regularly to see friends, exercise and spend time on the beach. “It’s really a family affair, even if we’re not all in the same […]

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  • Sand Backup Plan?

    Sand Backup Plan?

    | September 1, 2015

    A retired sand mine manager and Siesta advocate think so. By Roger Drouin Retired sand-mine manager Ian McCalla has a novel idea for the area’s largest proposed coastal project. McCalla, former manager of SMR Aggregates Inc., believes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Sarasota have been looking in all the wrong […]

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  • got sand?

    got sand?

    | September 1, 2015

    State of the Crystal Classic By Brian Wigglesworth With the number of visitors dwindling here on the Key for the back-to-school season, the committee for The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is well under way planning for this year’s presentation of the art of sand sculpting to welcome all of our seasonal friends back. Maria Bankemper, […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Looking for something fun to do in Sarasota?  We have 35 miles of gorgeous beaches… Almost every day is a beach day here!  So grab your towel and head to the beach!  You’ve got to jump in the crystal clear gulf!  Check out the family friendly beach park at Siesta Key beach, with swing sets, […]

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Frozen Tundra to Tropical Paradise

Frozen Tundra to Tropical Paradise

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Siesta Key Island resident Karen Koblenz was raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, born to parents who showed great love and commitment. Her dad worked for the City of Green Bay. Her mom was diagnosed with MS in her early twenties while still shepherding 3 pre-school children. In spite of enormous difficulties, her […]

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Arts on the Horizon!

Arts on the Horizon!

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Compiled by Jaye Clements There is always something going on in Sarasota! This month features an array of events ranging from Exhibitions and Art shows to amazing Plays and great music!  Catch a film or craft show at many of our conveniently located venues! September 1 to 30 – Merging Parallels – The Art Center […]

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Bullhorns vs Drums

Bullhorns vs Drums

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin The weekly drum circle on Siesta is usually a low-key, peaceful event. “It’s very low key,” says Susan Slack, a Sarasota resident who goes to the drum circle regularly to see friends, exercise and spend time on the beach. “It’s really a family affair, even if we’re not all in the same […]

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Wine Pairing

Wine Pairing

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

European Wines of Summer in your Own Backyard By Maureen Rooney, Siesta Key Wines Last week a woman told me that she doesn’t drink wine in the summer because the weather is too hot. I should have asked her what type of wine she was boycotting, but refrained from being confrontational and figured it probably […]

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Sand Backup Plan?

Sand Backup Plan?

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

A retired sand mine manager and Siesta advocate think so. By Roger Drouin Retired sand-mine manager Ian McCalla has a novel idea for the area’s largest proposed coastal project. McCalla, former manager of SMR Aggregates Inc., believes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Sarasota have been looking in all the wrong […]

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Off Key

Off Key

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson  From Bumper Sticker Quips to EPA Slips  Bumper Sticker of the Day “Siesta Key: A Quaint Drinking Village with a Fishing Problem.” Tampa Number One? No, that’s not a pre-season prediction for the Tampa Bay Bucs upcoming season. Rather it’s Money Magazine’s choice as the best up-and-coming large city in the southeast. […]

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Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

      SMITH BEACH WEDDING  ByTrebor Britt Missy Weatherspoon and Jeff Smith of Cleveland, Ohio were joined together in marriage on alluring  Siesta Beach recently. They were surrounded by close family and friends during a wonderfully intimate ceremony along the dazzling shores of the Gulf of Mexico. This amazing couple met in a most unusual way. […]

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Beach Reads

Beach Reads

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

“Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” by Erik Larson c.2015, Crown                                 $28.00 / $32.50 Canada                         431 pages It almost scared you to death. That’s what it seemed like: heart pounding, palms sweaty, legs weak – but still in one piece, breathing again, thankful that you only had a near-miss. History, however, is […]

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Off Islands

Off Islands

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Squawk, Squawk, Squawk That’s the sound peacocks make. Talk, talk, talk – that’s the sounds humans make. Especially when they’re trash talking the peafowl on Longboat Key. Residents on the key are upset with the shrill, raucous sounds of peacocks making their mating sounds and with the tourists who are drawn to […]

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Captain's Fishing Report

Captain’s Fishing Report

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Captain Klopfer Adventure Charters 941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com  September is the month that redfish begin schooling up in Sarasota.   The expansive shallow flats in Sarasota Bay are traditionally the most productive areas to fish.  A low, incoming tide in the morning is preferred, allowing anglers to see the large schools of reds.  As the tide rises, […]

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Up & Down the Trail

Up & Down the Trail

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin  SPD’s best get protective vests The Sarasota Police Department now has ballistic protective vests that are specifically designed for some of the department’s best officers. The ballistic protective vests for K-9 officers were donated through funds gifted to the Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Florida through private donations, and were presented to […]

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