• Beach Road mediation case could impact some coastal properties

    Beach Road mediation case could impact some coastal properties

    | February 1, 2015

    By Roger Drouin The 7,429-square-foot property at 162 Beach Road has become famous—at least among nearby neighbors. That’s because two separate owners of the parcel have tried on four different occasions to build a residential structure in recent years, and were subsequently turned down by the County Commission each time. The property, and an adjacent […]

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  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    | February 1, 2015

    What’s not to like about our weather?  Forecast for February: Avg. High: 74°F ~ Avg. Low: 54°F.  We had many visitors to our island for January.  Come take a look and see if you made it onto the pages of our SIESTA SAND … Following photos by: Jaye Clements / Sarasota Photography, unless otherwise stated.   […]

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  • Beach Bazaar celebrates 30 years on the Key

    Beach Bazaar celebrates 30 years on the Key

    | February 1, 2015

    By Debbie Flessner Beach Bazaar’s slogan is “Everything for the Beach,” but after 30 years in the same location, right in the heart of Siesta Village, it has become so much more than that. Owners Mike and Sue Bala used to work at a similar type of a store in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware back in […]

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  • Siesta Key Artist, Jan Metzler

    Siesta Key Artist, Jan Metzler

    | February 1, 2015

    By Diana Colson  Artist Jan Metzler and her husband, Don, have been Siesta Key residents for 27 years. Early in her career, she focused on entering juried art festivals. This focus has allowed her to make an excellent living doing what she loved, which is painting in oils, and later in watercolors. A native of […]

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  • Beach Weddings

    Beach Weddings

    | February 1, 2015

    Yolanda & Greg – Lifetime A-Peel by Trebor Britt Yolanda Vazquez of Puerto Rico and Greg Peel of New Jersey exchanged vows surrounded by family and close friends, at an intimate wedding ceremony held on the incredible Siesta Key shoreline behind Tropical Beach Resorts. Yolanda and Greg met at a journalists conference in Washington DC. Now living […]

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Night of Awards

Night of Awards

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce 2014 Annual Report and Awards Banquet Message from Board Chair – Alana Tomasso 2014 was a year of change, growth and achievements. We welcomed our new Executive Director, Debra Lynn-Schmitz, in March. While still learning about our Chamber (to quote Debra, “if you’ve seen one chamber, you’ve seen one […]

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Beach Road mediation case could impact some coastal properties

Beach Road mediation case could impact some coastal properties

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin The 7,429-square-foot property at 162 Beach Road has become famous—at least among nearby neighbors. That’s because two separate owners of the parcel have tried on four different occasions to build a residential structure in recent years, and were subsequently turned down by the County Commission each time. The property, and an adjacent […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

What’s not to like about our weather?  Forecast for February: Avg. High: 74°F ~ Avg. Low: 54°F.  We had many visitors to our island for January.  Come take a look and see if you made it onto the pages of our SIESTA SAND … Following photos by: Jaye Clements / Sarasota Photography, unless otherwise stated.   […]

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Off Key

Off Key

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson  From Winston Churchill to Woody Guthrie Looking Behind the Numbers Remember State Attorney General Pam Bondi’s campaign ad this past fall touting her office’s successful efforts to shut down the pill mills that had taken root like kudzu across the state in recent years? The impression left by the ad was one […]

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Beach Bazaar celebrates 30 years on the Key

Beach Bazaar celebrates 30 years on the Key

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Debbie Flessner Beach Bazaar’s slogan is “Everything for the Beach,” but after 30 years in the same location, right in the heart of Siesta Village, it has become so much more than that. Owners Mike and Sue Bala used to work at a similar type of a store in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware back in […]

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Siesta Key Association Meeting Notes

Siesta Key Association Meeting Notes

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Community Reports – Sheriff’s Office Since this was First Responder Appreciation Week, Sgt. Scott Osborne was acknowledged by SKA for his outstanding contribution to the community. Once again, Sgt. Osborne was pleased to report that there had been no real crime trends. A couple of Kayaks had been stolen at the south end of the […]

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Island Fishmonger

Island Fishmonger

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

TIS THE SEASON….FOR FISH No it's not the holiday season again but tis the season for some delicious cold water fish. This is the time of year that true seafood lover’s taste buds go crazy. As the Gulf waters cool, the fish are forced to move more than normal which creates an active, leaner and […]

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Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Sheriff’s Report Dec. 16, 2014 – Jan. 20, 2015 There were a total of 28 crimes reported on the Key from 12/16/14 – 1/20/15 12/19/14 Petit Theft 8000 Block Midnight Pass Rd An officer responded to a call by a highly intoxicated male who was not making sense over the phone. A man advised that […]

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Siesta Key Artist, Jan Metzler

Siesta Key Artist, Jan Metzler

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson  Artist Jan Metzler and her husband, Don, have been Siesta Key residents for 27 years. Early in her career, she focused on entering juried art festivals. This focus has allowed her to make an excellent living doing what she loved, which is painting in oils, and later in watercolors. A native of […]

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Romantic Wines for February

Romantic Wines for February

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By: Maureen Rooney When you think about it, it’s not a coincidence that we celebrate Valentine’s day in the cold month of February. The idea of snuggling close to someone on a cold winter evening in front of a fire is much more romantic than swatting mosquitoes on a humid sticky night in August.  Celebrating […]

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Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Yolanda & Greg – Lifetime A-Peel by Trebor Britt Yolanda Vazquez of Puerto Rico and Greg Peel of New Jersey exchanged vows surrounded by family and close friends, at an intimate wedding ceremony held on the incredible Siesta Key shoreline behind Tropical Beach Resorts. Yolanda and Greg met at a journalists conference in Washington DC. Now living […]

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Soulfully Yours Donnarose

Soulfully Yours Donnarose

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I had a very difficult breakup a year ago, and would like to start dating again. How do I find a man who will be a much better match? ~Thank you, Crystal A: ~ "When the love for yourself is at its best, chances are, you'll never settle for less." ~Donnarose Melvin […]

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