• Fines Rarely Levied in Illegal Rental Cases

    Fines Rarely Levied in Illegal Rental Cases

    | December 1, 2014

    By Bob Frederickson Imagine your neighbor moves out of his home across the street and within days a new family moves in. But instead of working around the yard or exploring their new neighborhood, the new arrivals spend most of their time by the pool, listening to loud music and throwing late-night parties for family […]

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  • Is There a Publix in Siesta Key’s Future?

    Is There a Publix in Siesta Key’s Future?

    | December 1, 2014

    By Robert Frederickson Yes, we know: you’ve heard this one before. Publix is coming to the Key. It’s been grist for the island rumor mill since before Midnight Pass closed. Still, this time around recent retail trends and a changing competitive landscape in the grocery industry have aligned to lend some credence to local speculation […]

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  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    | December 1, 2014

    A fun packed month for Siesta Key and another great year of fantastic sand sculpting at Siesta Key’s 5th Annual Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting.  And the winners are:   1st place winners: “Keyless” by Morgan Rudluff and Abram Waterman. (photos by Emy Stein)  2nd place winners: “Crystaline” by Fergus Mulvany and Delayne Corbett.  3rd […]

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  • SK Resident Inventor of the PetDek

    SK Resident Inventor of the PetDek

    | December 1, 2014

    By Diana Colson Joe Volpe and his wife, Lana, travel often by car between Michigan and Florida as well as to other faraway places. They always took their dogs, a Labrador and a Shih Tzu. While driving, Joe was unhappy to find that quick stops would throw these treasured animals into the foot-well area. The […]

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  • Life is good® with a brother

    Life is good® with a brother

    | December 1, 2014

      By Emy Stein When Siesta Key residents Alex and Nick Miller sent a letter to brothers and co-founders of Life is good®, Bert and John Jacobs, they didn’t realize they’d both end up on the company’s upper management’s “Most Wanted” list. We (Siesta Sand) received a call from a representative of Life is good®, […]

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Fines Rarely Levied in Illegal Rental Cases

Fines Rarely Levied in Illegal Rental Cases

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson Imagine your neighbor moves out of his home across the street and within days a new family moves in. But instead of working around the yard or exploring their new neighborhood, the new arrivals spend most of their time by the pool, listening to loud music and throwing late-night parties for family […]

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The Sarasota Medical Center comes to Siesta Key

The Sarasota Medical Center comes to Siesta Key

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Debbie Flessner For more than 20 years, the Sarasota Medical Center (SMC) has been caring for Sarasota patients’ medical needs, from rashes to chest pains, at its South Tamiami Trail location. As a walk-in medical clinic, their board-certified emergency and primary care physicians’ expertise is sought by patients who need a reliable healthcare facility […]

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Is There a Publix in Siesta Key’s Future?

Is There a Publix in Siesta Key’s Future?

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson Yes, we know: you’ve heard this one before. Publix is coming to the Key. It’s been grist for the island rumor mill since before Midnight Pass closed. Still, this time around recent retail trends and a changing competitive landscape in the grocery industry have aligned to lend some credence to local speculation […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Georgia and Mike By Mike Sales With their wide variety and silky smooth sound, perfect for a tropical evening, it would be easy to assume Georgia and Mike’s career consisted of dedicated polish of an admirable cover music here on the Gulf Coast, so you can imagine my delighted surprise to learn […]

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Arts on the Horizon!

Arts on the Horizon!

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Jaye Clements So much to do & see in “our little beachtown!”  Enjoy the December events! December 1 to January 1: Holly Days and Mangrove Lights at Historic Spanish Point decorated buildings and gardens on a beautiful 30 acre setting with 5,000 years of history on little Sarasota Bay.  Every Thursday & Friday evening they […]

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Off Key

Off Key

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson  From Jamming the Transmission to Signs of the Times And the Award for PR Blunder of the Month Goes to… The Marriott Hotel chain, manager of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville for trying to squeeze the last nickel out of its guests. The company was fined $600,000 for jamming the personal […]

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Pet Talk

Pet Talk

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Q: My cat is losing hair. He has bald spots all over his body. What could be the reason? A: Bald spots in a cat are common. Most likely your cat is licking his fur off. Sometimes this happens out of boredom, but other times it can be an indicator of stress. Additionally, cats with […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

A fun packed month for Siesta Key and another great year of fantastic sand sculpting at Siesta Key’s 5th Annual Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting.  And the winners are:   1st place winners: “Keyless” by Morgan Rudluff and Abram Waterman. (photos by Emy Stein)  2nd place winners: “Crystaline” by Fergus Mulvany and Delayne Corbett.  3rd […]

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Island Chatter

Island Chatter

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Association meeting notes By Diana Colson Community Reports: Sheriff’s Office: Deputy McGregor was pleased to report that it’s been a slow time for the Sheriff’s Office. Currently, there are no big crime trends. Michael Shay mentioned there had been complaints about exiting the new SK Beach parking lot area onto Beach Rd. People were making […]

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The Man Who Saved Batman

The Man Who Saved Batman

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Michael Uslan is a producer of all the modern Batman films to date, starting with Tim Burton’s 1989 film. He is also a Sarasota Snowbird. He and his wife, Nancy, have been coming here since 1979, originally to visit her parents, and later to escape the cold and chaos of bi-coastal urban […]

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SK Resident Inventor of the PetDek

SK Resident Inventor of the PetDek

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Joe Volpe and his wife, Lana, travel often by car between Michigan and Florida as well as to other faraway places. They always took their dogs, a Labrador and a Shih Tzu. While driving, Joe was unhappy to find that quick stops would throw these treasured animals into the foot-well area. The […]

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Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

ONE PLUS ONE EQUALS SIX by Trebor Britt Dana Hooe of Baltimore and John Hall of Annapolis, Maryland exchanged vows surrounded by family and close friends, at an intimate wedding ceremony held on the white powdery sands of Siesta Beach recently. Both Dana and John bring two wonderful children into their new journey and as […]

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