• Siesta resident files suit against the county over abandonment of North Beach Road segment

    Siesta resident files suit against the county over abandonment of North Beach Road segment

    | July 1, 2016

    By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           On the afternoon of May 24, Siesta Key resident and business owner Mike Consentino walked to the podium in the Sarasota County Commission Chambers in Sarasota during the Open to the Public period at the end of the board’s regular meeting. Consentino talked of how […]

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  • Big Pass Dredging

    Big Pass Dredging

    | July 1, 2016

    Site for Seagrass Mitigation, Perico Preserve  By SKA Environmental Committee Several hurdles remain since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requested a second six–month extension of its Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Dredging Permit application.  When a previous six-month extension deadline passed March 7, 2016, FDEP sent Notice of Inactive Application to City […]

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  • Trolleys Needed

    Trolleys Needed

    | July 1, 2016

    Siesta leaders say trolley would help keep Siesta a top destination   By Roger Drouin Stephen Leatherman, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University, also known as “Dr. Beach,” wants everyone to know about how beautiful Siesta’s beaches are. In Dr. Beach’s ranking of Siesta Beach as the second […]

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  • Traffic Advisory Council votes unanimously to deny restrictions on Beach Road parking spaces

    Traffic Advisory Council votes unanimously to deny restrictions on Beach Road parking spaces

    | July 1, 2016

    By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Property owners at the Sunset Royale condominium complex on Siesta Key voiced frustration and their eagerness for the County Commission to address the matter after the county’s Traffic Advisory Council (TAC) unanimously denied their request to eliminate 12 parking spaces parallel to Siesta Public Beach, limit the spaces to loading […]

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  • Residents question numerous facets of Benderson plans for U.S. 41/Stickney Point Road property

    Residents question numerous facets of Benderson plans for U.S. 41/Stickney Point Road property

    | July 1, 2016

    By Rachel Brown Hackney Sarasotanewsleader.com It could be more than 10 years before Benderson Development Co. completes all the residential construction it plans for Siesta Promenade, its project slated for the northwest corner of Stickney Point Road and U.S. 41, Todd Mathes, director of development for the firm, told about 110 people during the June […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

LIONFISH IS DELISH! The month of July is feeling alot like a Lionfish awareness month. We don’t usually hear that much about these cool looking animals with red and white zebra stripes. We don’t see them in the display cases of many fish markets and they are never caught by fisherman as these fish can’t […]

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Siesta resident files suit against the county over abandonment of North Beach Road segment

Siesta resident files suit against the county over abandonment of North Beach Road segment

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           On the afternoon of May 24, Siesta Key resident and business owner Mike Consentino walked to the podium in the Sarasota County Commission Chambers in Sarasota during the Open to the Public period at the end of the board’s regular meeting. Consentino talked of how […]

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Alkalizing foods, balancing the human body

Alkalizing foods, balancing the human body

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

After celebrating her one year anniversary with her loyal customers, Marina Sommers, the founder and manager of the Nutritious You Shop, would like to share what offerings her store may have for you. First, a little history on the Nutritious You shop. Eight years ago, when Marina and her family moved to the beautiful island […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Summer is in full swing in Sarasota!  The #1 reason for loving SRQ is…  Siesta Key Beach!  (Photos by Jaye Clements / Sarasota Photography unless otherwise noted.)         

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Captain's Fishing Forecast for July

Captain’s Fishing Forecast for July

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

July fishing can be excellent, but tactics need to be a little different and windows of opportunity are smaller.  It is simply too hot to fish in the middle of the day.  Early morning will be the most reliable time to fish, evenings are good too, but frequent thunderstorms can make planning a trip difficult.  […]

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Island Girl

Island Girl

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

ISLAND GIRL KRISTINA      This months Island Girl is "Miss Siesta Key", Kristina Whalen from Fort Myers, FL. Kristina has studied various types of dance since the age of three and views dance as her one true passion. In addition to dance, she enjoys traveling, cooking healthy vegetarian meals, exercising at the University of Florida […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Top of the pyramid Pablo Picasso did not start off painting misshapen faces, he first perfected basic techniques by drawing in the classical style. It is the same with modern and contemporary dance, first learn the basics of classical ballet and, when perfected, change from there – or, perhaps stay with the […]

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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I hear a lot about raising our vibration. What are your thoughts about this topic, and how do I begin? ~Thank you, Jillian A: “How you vibrate is what the Universe echoes back to you in every moment.” ~Panache There's a lot of information on this. With limited space, I'll keep it […]

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Summertime skincare; seasons change and so did I...

Summertime skincare; seasons change and so did I…

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

…or at least our skin does. Actually, it is constantly changing depending on the weather, different stresses and modifications in diet or our body's internal environment i.e. (emotions; illness or health).  Having a regular routine is great but changing it up to meet these varying needs is even better.   An adjustment in the product […]

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Big Pass Dredging

Big Pass Dredging

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Site for Seagrass Mitigation, Perico Preserve  By SKA Environmental Committee Several hurdles remain since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requested a second six–month extension of its Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Dredging Permit application.  When a previous six-month extension deadline passed March 7, 2016, FDEP sent Notice of Inactive Application to City […]

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More sewer system upgrades

More sewer system upgrades

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Two other residential areas of the Key will see rehabilitation of their sanitary sewer systems, thanks to Sarasota County Commission action in late May. As part of the approval of its Consent Agenda of routine business items on May 24, the board awarded two contracts to Insituform Technologies: one, for $290,425.80, was for work in […]

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Sheriff’s Report May 17 - June  20, 2016

Sheriff’s Report May 17 – June  20, 2016

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 52 crimes reported on the Key between 5/17- 6/20/16                 5/24/16 Grand Theft Public Beach A woman was sitting at a table under the old pavilion when a white male wearing a red shirt over his face ran by and took her purse […]

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