• Out-of-Door Academy Turns 90

    Out-of-Door Academy Turns 90

    | January 1, 2015

    By Diana Colson The Out-of-Door School was established in 1924. Renamed The Out-of-Door Academy in 1977, it celebrates its 90th year of continuous operation. In spite of the advent of technology and dramatic changes in curriculum, the Academy has remained true to the original mission of the two amazing women who were its founders. Fanneal […]

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  • Beach Weddings

    Beach Weddings

    | January 1, 2015

    Phil & Emma’s Love Story by Jaye Clements On a picturesque, Friday afternoon, Phil & Emma exchanged vows on the beautiful powdery white sands of Siesta Key beach, surrounded by their closest friends and family.   Phil an Air force civilian, was stationed in the United Kingdom, where Emma worked as a child care provider.  That […]

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  • A Taste of Germany has German food on Siesta Key

    A Taste of Germany has German food on Siesta Key

    | January 1, 2015

    Somehow mixing German/Bavarian food and the beach just doesn´t seem right, but A Taste of Germany Bakery & Cafe and Siesta Key end up being a perfect match. A Taste of Germany is in Siesta Village. Owner Tanja Hofmann opened the establishment in 2011. If the line of patrons on a recent weekday was any indication, […]

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  • Wastewater Update on the Key

    Wastewater Update on the Key

    | January 1, 2015

    It will take four phases of construction work to decommission an aging wastewater plant. By Roger Drouin At the end of Shadow Lawn Drive, there is a gate. On the other side, sits a wastewater treatment plant that was built decades ago, and now is located in the middle of the residential neighborhood of Siesta […]

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  • County Postpones New Rules for Turtle Beach Park

    County Postpones New Rules for Turtle Beach Park

    | January 1, 2015

    By Robert Frederickson Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding have become increasingly popular in recent years. So much so that Sarasota County introduced new rules regulating commercial vendors in January of 2014 to address complaints of over commercialization and lack of access for the public at Ted Sperling Park on Lido Key, home to the […]

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Woman’s Exchange Now Accepting Applications for Grants and Scholarships

Woman’s Exchange Now Accepting Applications for Grants and Scholarships

January 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

More than 7 million awarded. The Woman’s Exchange Inc. of Sarasota is currently accepting applications for the organizations 2015/2016 grant and scholarship cycle. The purpose of the program is to support and enrich a variety of programs for local arts and cultural organizations in Sarasota and Manatee counties, as well as student pursuing a higher […]

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Off Islands

Off Islands

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore  Seek, and ye shall find – Luke 11:9 / Matthew 7:7 / Google 3.0 One nice thing about Google is that when you look for something you will find it. Another nice thing about Google is that sometimes you can look for something and find nothing.  And that seems to be the […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

According to AccuWeather.com, January’s lows will be around 52°F with highs anywhere between 66°F – 80°F.  That should be welcome news for our northern friends.  Sydney and Shantel jumped for joy at this news. Below are other happy visitors to the Key. (Photos by Jaye Clements / Sarasota Photography)  

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Siesta Key Residents Witness Homecoming

Siesta Key Residents Witness Homecoming

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

by Trebor Britt What an honor it was for my wife Sandy and me to witness the triumphant return of our grandson, Hospital Corpsman Third Class, Taylor Larson and his crew after nine months of combat off the coast of Iraq. He is one of more than 300 Missile into an ISIS stronghold. Tears of patriotism […]

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Out-of-Door Academy Turns 90

Out-of-Door Academy Turns 90

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson The Out-of-Door School was established in 1924. Renamed The Out-of-Door Academy in 1977, it celebrates its 90th year of continuous operation. In spite of the advent of technology and dramatic changes in curriculum, the Academy has remained true to the original mission of the two amazing women who were its founders. Fanneal […]

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Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Phil & Emma’s Love Story by Jaye Clements On a picturesque, Friday afternoon, Phil & Emma exchanged vows on the beautiful powdery white sands of Siesta Key beach, surrounded by their closest friends and family.   Phil an Air force civilian, was stationed in the United Kingdom, where Emma worked as a child care provider.  That […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Season in Sarasota begins! Welcome back Snowbirds!!! Compiled by Jaye Clements  January 2 – 6 to 9pm – Lakewood Ranch Music on Main St. (1st Friday of each month) http://www.lakewoodranch.com/musiconmain January 2 – 6 to 9pm – First Friday Art Walk on Palm Ave.  Galleries are open with artists on hand and music on the street. […]

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Captain's Fishing Report for January

Captain’s Fishing Report for January

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Captain Klopfer, Adventure Charters 941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com January fishing in Sarasota is all about the weather, pure and simple. Angling success is determined by the ability to adapt to the existing weather conditions. Tides will often times be very low in the morning. Couple that with a northeast wind and the flats will not have very […]

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A Taste of Germany has German food on Siesta Key

A Taste of Germany has German food on Siesta Key

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Somehow mixing German/Bavarian food and the beach just doesn´t seem right, but A Taste of Germany Bakery & Cafe and Siesta Key end up being a perfect match. A Taste of Germany is in Siesta Village. Owner Tanja Hofmann opened the establishment in 2011. If the line of patrons on a recent weekday was any indication, […]

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Looking into the Crystal Ball

Looking into the Crystal Ball

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson In a town that abounds with dazzling fundraisers, the CRYSTAL BALL emerges as an event that is both delightful and affordable. Created and produced by Friends of the Selby Public Library, this amazing soiree takes place from 6-9 pm on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Most Sarasota fundraising events have price tags in […]

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St. Michael the Archangel Church asks parishioners for help

St. Michael the Archangel Church asks parishioners for help

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Debbie Flessner  The economic downturn of the past seven years or so has been difficult for many individuals, but perhaps none are more adversely affected than organizations that depend upon the generosity of others for their survival. St. Michael the Archangel Church on Siesta Key, is a Catholic parish in the middle of perhaps […]

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Siesta Key Round-up

Siesta Key Round-up

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

by Debbie Flessner Teens in a jeep try to scale a house By all appearances, it seemed that the two teens shown in the picture were trying to drive right up onto the foundation of a home that was being built on the corner of Treasure Boat Way and Ocean Blvd. Not successful, they added […]

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