Casey Key chickee hut request prompts discussion about amending county regulations regarding construction beyond the Gulf Beach Setback Line

Casey Key chickee hut request prompts discussion about amending county regulations regarding construction beyond the Gulf Beach Setback Line

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotNewsLeader.com In voting unanimously on Jan. 11 to approve the construction of a chickee hut over a deck that stands 105 feet seaward of the county’s Gulf Beach Setback Line (GBSL), Sarasota County commissioners also indicated they would consider amending county regulations to allow staff to provide permits for such an […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Siesta Key Association Meeting The guest speaker for the February 2 SKA meeting will be new County Commissioner Nancy Detert. All are welcome to meet the new commissioner. The meeting will be held at St. Boniface at 5615 Midnight Pass Road Room F on Siesta Key at 4:30 PM. For […]

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106-home development to be constructed in Gulf Gate

106-home development to be constructed in Gulf Gate

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Gulf Gate project was modified as part of compromise agreement By Roger Drouin Publisher’s Note: Returning snowbirds have asked what happened to the Gulf Gate golf course. The following article addresses this frequently asked question. Medallion Homes plans to build 106 new homes on the Gulf Gate golf course. The development, at 2550 Bispham Road, […]

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February's Island Girl

February’s Island Girl

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

  This months Island Girl is Candice of Bradenton, born in Sarasota. She stays busy juggling her schedule as an assistant manager at a local clothing store and a student at State College of Florida. When she does have spare time, you may find her mudding, fishing, painting, listening to country music or engrossed in another […]

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Bartender of the Month

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Name of bartender: Megan Hometown: Sarasota How long have you been bartending? I’ve been a bartender for 11 fun years! What was the strangest or funniest thing you experienced at work? Okay, just a few months ago someone got sick in our single service restroom…long story short, I paid one of our regular customers to clean up […]

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Siesta residents offer cautionary tale in citing the history of Midnight Pass

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com With the looming potential that Big Sarasota Pass will be dredged to renourish South Lido Key Beach, a past director of the Siesta Key Association (SKA) has pointed to the history of Siesta Key’s Midnight Pass as a cautionary tale. In December 1983, two property owners on the southern part […]

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Sarasota news

News up and down the Trail

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin City Commission race underway The race for two at-large Sarasota City Commission seats is on, and it is a full house. On Jan. 13, the field of candidates for the March 14 Sarasota City Commission was finalized — with eight individuals running for two at-large seats on the board. The candidates in […]

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SIesta Key fishing report

Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Report

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Adventure Charters 941-371-1390   February is the last month of winter here in Sarasota. There will be days when it feels like spring is in the air. But, weather patterns will still be unstable, and fishing will follow suit. Being flexible and understanding how weather affects fish behavior will be the key to angling success […]

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Siesta Drive traffic woes

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com As one person put it during the Jan. 17 meeting of the Siesta Key Condominium Council (SKCC) at Siesta Chapel, “It is a catastrophe, and it’s just the first day.” She was referring to the closure of one lane on Siesta Drive just east of the north bridge to Siesta Key.  […]

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New owners build custom home and keep the tree swing; Realtor predicts more new homes in the community

New owners build custom home and keep the tree swing; Realtor predicts more new homes in the community

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin During their search for a site on which to build a new home, Bob and Kay Goodman looked throughout several West of the Trail neighborhoods. Then their attention was drawn to a single-family home in The Landings. The large, corner lot afforded privacy and the lot size they were seeking. It was, […]

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Sand Castles

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Great location and value make White Sands Village a unique choice By Roger Drouin In 2003, Carolyn Varilek and her husband Ron decided to move down to White Sands Village, where they had owned a unit for several years. The couple owned an RV and property on Hilton Head, South Carolina and ended up selling […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

This is how locals & Snowbirds enjoy our Florida winters!  Siesta Key beach our very own Winter Wonderland!   Our beautiful beach sand reminds me of the snow, minus the cold…  (Photos by Sarasota Photography/Jaye Clements)  Thanks to island resident, Mike Consentino, residents and visitors were able to take some perfect tropical Christmas pics…     […]

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