• Pine Shores resident takes on Benderson's Siesta Promenade project

    Pine Shores resident takes on Benderson’s Siesta Promenade project

    | October 1, 2014

    By Debbie Flessner “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist Pine Shores neighborhood resident Sura Kochman may be fighting an uphill battle as a representative of her community’s small alliance group, but that is not […]

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  • Oh Mamma Mia!

    Oh Mamma Mia!

    | October 1, 2014

    Family, food hallmarks at Oh Mamma Mia! Restaurant By Paul Roat/Bob Stein Although you may expect to enjoy a fine Italian meal when you go to Oh Mamma Mia! Restaurant, you will leave as a member of an extended Italian family. Chef Giuseppe Urbano will offer a hello from his post at the open kitchen. […]

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  • Got Sand?

    Got Sand?

    | October 1, 2014

    Sand Sculptor to the Stars By Brian Wiglesworth Last month here in “Got Sand?”, I suggested the readers write to me and ask me any questions they may have about sand sculpting. One question came up over and over again, “what’s the best sand sculpting job you’ve ever had?” When I made that suggestion I […]

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  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    | October 1, 2014

    Island Visitors~~The crystal white sands of Siesta Key never seems to run short on foot traffic.  Whether you come for the weekly Drum Circle, the various beach classes, or stroll along the water, there is always something going on and interesting people to meet. Here are some pics of our many visitors from both near and […]

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  • The World of Bix Mannion

    The World of Bix Mannion

    | October 1, 2014

    By Diana Colson Bix Mannion is a contemporary impressionist painter who focuses on the portrait, the figure and its relationship to its environment. Born in 1960, his background is unique. Bix tells the story in his own words: “I was born on the Mainline of Philadelphia, where my entire family was involved in both business and […]

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Q & A with Nora Patterson: Champion of Siesta Key

Q & A with Nora Patterson: Champion of Siesta Key

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Because of term limits, Nora Patterson will step down from the County Commission dais Nov. 5. Siesta Sands caught up with her to talk about the big Siesta issues—from parking to density battles to the U.S. Army Corps proposal for dredging Big Pass—and what she plans to do with some free time […]

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Property damage in Siesta Village

Property damage in Siesta Village

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Debbie Flessner It’s not even season yet, and a rash of vehicle-related property damage has been taking place in Siesta Village over the past few weeks. While Buccaneer Landscape Management is still settling into its new contract for the maintenance of Siesta Village, there are already several accidental damage issues that will need to […]

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Pine Shores resident takes on Benderson's Siesta Promenade project

Pine Shores resident takes on Benderson’s Siesta Promenade project

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Debbie Flessner “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist Pine Shores neighborhood resident Sura Kochman may be fighting an uphill battle as a representative of her community’s small alliance group, but that is not […]

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Oh Mamma Mia!

Oh Mamma Mia!

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Family, food hallmarks at Oh Mamma Mia! Restaurant By Paul Roat/Bob Stein Although you may expect to enjoy a fine Italian meal when you go to Oh Mamma Mia! Restaurant, you will leave as a member of an extended Italian family. Chef Giuseppe Urbano will offer a hello from his post at the open kitchen. […]

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Island Chatter

Island Chatter

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Association meeting notes By Diana Colson COMMUNITY REPORTS: Sheriff’s Office— Sgt. Scott Osborne reported “Avenida De Mayo is a hot area: several parking citations have been issued. A question was posed to Sgt. Osborne regarding regulations pertaining to fishing on the beach. “People can legally stand and fish as long as they are […]

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Off Islands

Off Islands

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore End of summer cocktail  As all good drinkers know, a cocktail is a mixture of ingredients which, if consumed in sufficient quantities, can cause a heap of trouble. North Lido Beach is, on and off, suffering from the inevitable hangover. The problem? Beach pollution. September and October are not just hot months […]

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Got Sand?

Got Sand?

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sand Sculptor to the Stars By Brian Wiglesworth Last month here in “Got Sand?”, I suggested the readers write to me and ask me any questions they may have about sand sculpting. One question came up over and over again, “what’s the best sand sculpting job you’ve ever had?” When I made that suggestion I […]

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Captain Klopfer's Fishing Report for October 2014

Captain Klopfer’s Fishing Report for October 2014

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Captain Klopfer, Adventure Charters 941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com October is a fabulous month to be fishing on Siesta Key!  Shorter, cooler days result in water temperatures dropping into the low 70s, bait will be thick in the bays and out on the beach, and that will attract the gamefish.  Many species are going to be caught […]

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Soulfully Yours Donnarose

Soulfully Yours Donnarose

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Q:  Dear Donnarose, I’m the caregiver in my family. My father is ill, and my grandmother is in the hospital. I have a special occasion coming up and I really want to be able to enjoy myself. But I feel kind of guilty as having fun and caregiving doesn’t seem to mix. Should I even go? […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Nicolaas Kraster By Mike Sales  I conducted this interview with Nicolaas Kraster, co-founder of “Ari & the Alibis” and one of the areas most talented guitar players, last May, at the same time I interviewed Ari for “Who’s Playing Tonight” – Siesta Sand June 2014. I hope you enjoy what Nic had […]

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Siesta Key Beach Weddings

Siesta Key Beach Weddings

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Wipfler Wedding By Trebor Britt Corina Vinzens of eastern Switzerland and Juerg Wipfler of Zurich exchanged vows surrounded by family and close friends, at an intimate wedding ceremony held on beautiful Siesta Beach recently. Corina, who works as an auditor for several banks as well as many other companies and Juerg, who is a Shift-commander […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Island Visitors~~The crystal white sands of Siesta Key never seems to run short on foot traffic.  Whether you come for the weekly Drum Circle, the various beach classes, or stroll along the water, there is always something going on and interesting people to meet. Here are some pics of our many visitors from both near and […]

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