• Beach Weddings

    Beach Weddings

    | September 1, 2014

    TWO J’S FROM TWO C’S UNITE ON SIESTA BEACHBy Trebor BrittA light gulf breeze and powdery white sand set the stage for another breathtaking Siesta Beach wedding. Julieth Mazo of Medellin, Colombia and Jarrod Gelling of California, exchanged vows surrounded by family, and close friends at an intimate wedding ceremony held on stunning Siesta Beach recently. Even […]

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  • St. Michael's Welcomes Father Leo Smith

    St. Michael’s Welcomes Father Leo Smith

    | September 1, 2014

    By Diana Colson In August, St. Michael’s Church on Siesta Key welcomed Father Leo Smith as their new Associate Pastor. His journey to the priesthood is fascinating. Born in Boston in 1954, Fr. Smith grew up in a town called Milton, a suburb of Boston. (It was also the home town of the first George […]

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  • Project Atticus

    Project Atticus

    | September 1, 2014

    By Diana Colson An exciting project is soon to be launched from Sarasota. An adventurous young couple—Desiree Golen and Jordan Wicht— soon will set sail on a 51 year old fiberglass sailboat named The Atticus, and they plan to circumnavigate the globe. While exploring the world, the daring pair intends to shoot an adventure travel documentary series. What […]

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  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    | September 1, 2014

    This month we have two lovely island girls~  Sarah, from Orlando enjoys beach volleyball, swimming, and movies.  She stays busy by raising a family and donating a lot of time volunteering for organizations she supports. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, she visits Siesta Beach several times a year. “Siesta Key is a peaceful, […]

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  • Carla's Clay

    Carla’s Clay

    | September 1, 2014

    By Diana Colson Carla O’Brien is a gifted clay artist. She creates lovely utilitarian pottery—bowls casseroles, goblets and the like. She also creates whimsical, sculptural forms— pieces that bring a smile to one’s face. Besides throwing, firing and glazing her own beautiful work, she is a master teacher, conducting classes for all ages at her […]

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Beach Reads

Beach Reads

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

by Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez, LLC  “A Wolf Called Romeo” by Nick Jans c.2014, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt             $26.00 / $33.00 Canada                267 pages Your dog just can’t get enough of “catch.” Yes, he has plenty of toys, and just picking one up incites a glint-eyed round of the game. Nothing, apparently, […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Mike Tozier by Mike Sales Mike Tozier is one of those singer/guitar players with a complete mastery of the interpretation of cover songs. His guitar playing is accomplished to the point of being able to present the iconic parts we all know and love, so while the song remains totally recognizable, he […]

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Got Sand?

Got Sand?

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Common Q&As by Brian Wigglesworth If you haven’t caught this column before, I’m Brian Wigelsworth and I am one of only about 250 Master-class sand sculptors in the world. I’m also the creator of the Siesta Key Crystal Classic, the world’s largest ‘doubles only’ master sand sculpting competition, held right here on Siesta Key, Nov. […]

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Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

TWO J’S FROM TWO C’S UNITE ON SIESTA BEACHBy Trebor BrittA light gulf breeze and powdery white sand set the stage for another breathtaking Siesta Beach wedding. Julieth Mazo of Medellin, Colombia and Jarrod Gelling of California, exchanged vows surrounded by family, and close friends at an intimate wedding ceremony held on stunning Siesta Beach recently. Even […]

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Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

  There were a total of 29 crimes reported on the Key from 7/22 – 8/18/14 7/29/14 Misdemeanor Disorderly Intoxication, Resisting Arrest Without Violence   5000 Block Ocean Blvd An officer responded to a disturbance at a bar in the village. At the time of his arrival, bouncers were holding a male subject on the ground. […]

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St. Michael's Welcomes Father Leo Smith

St. Michael’s Welcomes Father Leo Smith

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson In August, St. Michael’s Church on Siesta Key welcomed Father Leo Smith as their new Associate Pastor. His journey to the priesthood is fascinating. Born in Boston in 1954, Fr. Smith grew up in a town called Milton, a suburb of Boston. (It was also the home town of the first George […]

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Project Atticus

Project Atticus

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson An exciting project is soon to be launched from Sarasota. An adventurous young couple—Desiree Golen and Jordan Wicht— soon will set sail on a 51 year old fiberglass sailboat named The Atticus, and they plan to circumnavigate the globe. While exploring the world, the daring pair intends to shoot an adventure travel documentary series. What […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

This month we have two lovely island girls~  Sarah, from Orlando enjoys beach volleyball, swimming, and movies.  She stays busy by raising a family and donating a lot of time volunteering for organizations she supports. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, she visits Siesta Beach several times a year. “Siesta Key is a peaceful, […]

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Pet Talk

Pet Talk

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Why is dark (baking) chocolate more toxic to dogs than milk chocolate? All chocolates are not created equal and any chocolate lover can tell you so. Many have only chocolate flavors. Milk chocolate, for example, has a low percentage of coco bean. Dark chocolate, on the other hand has a high percentage of coco bean, […]

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Captain Klopfer's Fishing Report for September

Captain Klopfer’s Fishing Report for September

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Captain Klopfer, Adventure Charters 941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com September is the month that redfish begin schooling up in Sarasota.  The expansive shallow flats in Sarasota Bay are traditionally the most productive areas to fish.  A low, incoming tide in the morning is preferred, allowing anglers to see the large schools of reds.  As the tide rises, the […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Compiled by Debbie Flessner / Bob Stein   Squatters in Siesta Key foreclosed homes Showing quite a bit of ingenuity, some folks have been researching which homes on Siesta Key and countywide are in various stages of foreclosure. Once they discover that the home is empty, they then move right into it. Sgt. Scott Osborne, of […]

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News Up & Down the Trail

News Up & Down the Trail

September 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Compiled by Debbie Flessner/Bob Stein Sarasota deputies find two pounds of marijuana during a routine traffic stop When Sarasota County deputies stopped 20 year-old Carmon Meredeth for following another car too closely in his 1990 Ford F-150 truck, they found that the driver had a little extra cargo inside. During a probable cause search of […]

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