Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I feel I'm a good person and no different than anyone else.  So I don't get why some of my friends and co-workers are jealous of me.  They say certain things that just boggle my mind.  Please advise. ~Jillian A:  “Jealousy is when someone counts another's blessings instead of their own.” ~Unknown […]

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North Beach Road segment abandonment wins County Commission approval

North Beach Road segment abandonment wins County Commission approval

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com           It took about three hours and 45 minutes, a last-minute proffer from the petitioners in one public hearing and discussion about interpreting a section of the Sarasota County Comprehensive Plan, but the County Commission on May 11 finally agreed to abandon a 360-foot segment of […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Spectacular summer memories being made in Sarasota… Everyone’s having fun at Siesta Key Beach! (Photos by Sarasota Photography unless otherwise noted.)   DIG THE BEACH SERIES VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY    By Trebor Britt  Tournament Director, Diogo Sousa was pleased to announce they are celebrating their 25th anniversary during this year's tournament season.  "What a way […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Summer Seafood Market Report Summer seafood season brings lower prices and different availability May 15 marked the end of Stone Crab season for us Florida Claw junkies. But have no fear…like clockwork, October of 2016 our Stone Crab captains will be back on the water pulling and supplying us with the mouthwatering Stones to us […]

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Up and Down the Trail

Up and Down the Trail

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Downtown shuttle in the works Within a year, residents, vacationers and workers may have a new way to zip around downtown Sarasota.  After roughly five years of discussions, the city and Downtown Improvement District are teaming up to work on a plan for a free on-demand transportation service. The free service would include six to […]

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Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for June

Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for June

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

June will find Sarasota beaches lined with anglers in search of the ultimate gamefish, tarpon, especially early in the month.  Catching these giants is really not complicated.  Rig a 25 lb. spinning outfit with 36” of 80 lb. flourocarbon leader and a 5/0 hook, then position the boat 100 yards off the beach and cast […]

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Completion of Palmer Point Park restoration project expected to begin this fall

Completion of Palmer Point Park restoration project expected to begin this fall

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Spoil islands in Little Sarasota Bay the focus of County Commission presentation By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           The restoration of a spoil island in the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) — near the area of Siesta Key where Midnight Pass once flowed — is scheduled to get underway once again this fall, […]

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Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 19 crimes reported on the Key from 4/20- 5/16 /16 4/20/16 Burglary-Vehicle  A woman reported her car had been burglarized while it was parked at the public beach a few weeks prior. Her purse had been stolen from under the seat of her unlocked Jeep. The $100 leather purse contained […]

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Gulf & Bay Bayside: A retreat that’s hard to leave

Gulf & Bay Bayside: A retreat that’s hard to leave

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin   It’s difficult when Peter Urbain leaves Siesta Key behind to head back to his home in the suburbs of Chicago. “Going back in the winter is very hard,” said Urbain. “It is like, ‘why am I doing this?’” In addition to the change in weather — from balmy to cold — Urbain and […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

An interview with Cliff E. Shoes By Mike Sales I had the job of introducing “The Boneshakers” when I hosted the stage for an annual event called E-Fest, the first time I saw Cliff perform. As the band stood on stage, poised to launch into what would be a fantastic show, I noticed the stand-up […]

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First Miss Siesta Key Competes for Miss Florida Title

First Miss Siesta Key Competes for Miss Florida Title

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Island resident, Kristina Whalen recently won the title of Miss Siesta Key – a first ever for our community.  This means Siesta Key will finally be represented in the Miss Florida USA beauty pageant.  Kristina is asking for the community’s support with financial contributions.  “Every contestant is required to obtain sponsors to raise money for […]

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Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings

June 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

LOVE BY THE SEASHORE   By Trebor Britt The weather could not have been more perfect for beautifully adorned Ashley Barnes to commit the rest of her life in marriage to James Robertson near the edge of the spectacular Siesta Key shoreline. Surrounded by their family and close friends, it was obvious to all who were […]

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