• Sheila & Mike Lewis - Adventurous Entrepreneurs

    Sheila & Mike Lewis – Adventurous Entrepreneurs

    | February 1, 2016

    By Diana Colson Sheila and Mike Lewis are the owners of Siesta Sports Rentals and Siesta Key Jet Ski, located on Midnight Pass Rd, on the Key. The couple moved to Sarasota in 2004.  As teenagers living in Wales in the UK, Sheila and Mike first met outside the school gates. Theirs was one of those rare youthful […]

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  • Siesta organizations hoping for progress on a plan to create about 300 more Village parking spaces

    Siesta organizations hoping for progress on a plan to create about 300 more Village parking spaces

    | February 1, 2016

    By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com For more than a year, Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA) Vice President Mark Smith and a committee comprising members of that group and other island organizations have been working to carve out about 300 additional Village parking spaces — a highly prized commodity for residents and visitors alike. After a […]

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  • Federal agency seeking state help to speed up timeline for completing Lido Renourishment Project application

    Federal agency seeking state help to speed up timeline for completing Lido Renourishment Project application

    | February 1, 2016

    By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Publishers Note: The following article is one of the new shared content articles with The Sarasota News Leader (SNL). A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has told The Sarasota News Leader (SNL) that the federal agency still is working on its response to the Florida Department […]

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  • F2 Tornado Races Across Key - Cleanup Efforts Move Apace

    F2 Tornado Races Across Key – Cleanup Efforts Move Apace

    | February 1, 2016

    By Robert Frederickson The two areas most heavily damaged by the tornado that raced across Siesta Key, Little Sarasota Bay and parts of the Sarasota mainland during the early morning hours of Sunday January 17 both had names that proved eerily prophetic. On the Key, The Excelsior Beach to Bay Condominiums took the brunt of […]

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  • Sand Castles

    Sand Castles

    | February 1, 2016

    Sandwiched between water at Fisherman’s Cove Roger Drouin Every one of the 84 units at Fisherman’s Cove has a direct Gulf view. Some renters staying at the complex have even told staff that it is like “staying on a cruise ship” because of the views, said Rhonda Holliday, rental and property manager at Fisherman’s Cove. […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key winters…. comfortable, mild and magnificent!  Temperatures typically average in the 70’s and for the majority of beach lovers that means hitting the beach all season long in SRQ!   (Photos by Sarasota Photography)                                 

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney & Bob Stein  Turtle Beach Renourishment update Siesta Key Association has been receiving calls regarding the start date for the Turtle Beach renourishment. The project was to begin in January; however when Catherine Luckner from SKA contacted the county to confirm the date she was informed by County Staff there is no […]

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Sheila & Mike Lewis - Adventurous Entrepreneurs

Sheila & Mike Lewis – Adventurous Entrepreneurs

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Sheila and Mike Lewis are the owners of Siesta Sports Rentals and Siesta Key Jet Ski, located on Midnight Pass Rd, on the Key. The couple moved to Sarasota in 2004.  As teenagers living in Wales in the UK, Sheila and Mike first met outside the school gates. Theirs was one of those rare youthful […]

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Lido Beach and Benderson Development projects focus of numerous Siesta condo residents’ questions

Lido Beach and Benderson Development projects focus of numerous Siesta condo residents’ questions

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com  The topics ranged from the Lido Beach Renourishment Project to Benderson Development’s plans for the property it owns at the northwest intersection of Stickney Point Road and U.S. 41 as Sarasota County Commission Chair Alan Maio addressed about 70 members of the Siesta Key Condominium Council on Jan. 19 at […]

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Off Islands

Off Islands

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Tsunami to Hit Longboat Key?      No, of course not. By definition, a tsunami is a tidal wave caused by an earthquake and in a short time it’s over. Instead, because of climate change, over time we will have a wave of tides that will make us all quake.      But, hey, […]

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Island Chatter SKA News

Island Chatter SKA News

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Siesta Beach Grand Opening Celebration Brad Gaubatz from Sarasota County was the featured speaker discussing the wrap up of the Siesta Beach project at the January SKA meeting. Gaubatz started out the discussion announcing the Park’s Grand Opening taking place on February 20. “This promises to be a festive occasion. The new park features pre-cast […]

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Captain's Fishing Report for February

Captain’s Fishing Report for February

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Captain Klopfer Adventure Charters 941-371-1390 fishingsiestakey.com 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 […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales      One evening, early in 2008, I was headed to a local bar to host karaoke for the last time, because the venue was discontinuing that promotion. As I drove, I pondered what could be done to create a little job security and came up with “branding”. With at least a […]

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Sheriff's Report Dec. 15 - Jan. 15, 2016

Sheriff’s Report Dec. 15 – Jan. 15, 2016

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 43 crimes reported on the Key from 12/15/15-1/15/16 12/22/15 Grand Theft 9000 Block Blind Pass Rd The property manager for a condominium complex reported that when he had arrived to work that morning, he noticed that his company’s utility cart (valued at $3988.42) was missing. The manager said he had […]

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Soulfully Yours Donnarose

Soulfully Yours Donnarose

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Q:  Dear Donnarose, I’ve been with my man for 3 years now.  He has started giving subtle hints about needing some space.  I'm confused as I do everything for him, so I'm not understanding what the problem is.  Can you sense anything on this? ~Thank you, Regina A:   “A man learns how to treat his woman, […]

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Arts on the Horizon!

Arts on the Horizon!

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

It’s all about the Arts in SRQ! February 1 to February 14 – Soul Mates – A Journey to Hitsville at the Florida Studio Theatre.  www.floridastudiotheatre.org February 1 through Feb 25 –  Living on Love at the Asolo.  www.asolorep.org February 1 through March 19 – Aidi – at the Sarasota Opera House.  www.tickets.sarasotaopera.org  February 1 […]

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Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Wet On the Outside, Love On the Inside By Trebor Britt A steady rain and a beach puddled with four inches of water did not dampen the spirits of this incredible Northern Kentucky couple as they tied the knot on the Siesta Key shoreline. Madison was all smiles while dragging the train of her spectacular […]

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