• Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    | July 1, 2015

    Summer may be heating up, but visitors to SK are cooling off in the gulf, and enjoying some family fun at the beach!  This cute photo of Finnegan and Brecken enjoying a day at the beach was submitted by their mom.  It should serve as a reminder to keep the beach pristine so we will […]

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  • Seagrass impacts anticipated with dredging

    Seagrass impacts anticipated with dredging

    | July 1, 2015

    By Roger Drouin What about the seagrasses? That is becoming an important question as more details become clear about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal to dredge Big Pass, as part of the Lido Key Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project. The joint Army Corps of Engineers and city of Sarasota project to dredge […]

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  • New beach picnic shelters earn architectural nod

    New beach picnic shelters earn architectural nod

    | July 1, 2015

    By Roger Drouin Back in 2009, Sarasota County officials gave architects at Sweet Sparkman Architects a mission: create picnic shelters for Siesta Public beach that aren’t your typical shade structures. “We were tasked with designing a new prototype shade structure, not just the county standard that has been used since the 1970s,” said John Bryant, […]

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  • Sunset Pavilion open for business

    Sunset Pavilion open for business

    | July 1, 2015

    By Trebor Britt Months of waiting and anticipating are over.  The new, two-story Sunset Pavilion, housing a state of the art food service concession, quaint tables and seating under beachy/blue umbrellas and rest rooms is now fully operational. The breathtaking view of Siesta Beach’s white sands and the glistening clear water of the Gulf of […]

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  • The Man Behind America's No. 1 Beach

    The Man Behind America’s No. 1 Beach

    | July 1, 2015

    By Trebor Britt The title “No. 1 beach in the United States” carries with it a heavy responsibility. Nearly 3 million visitors from all over the globe come to the half-mile Gulf coast shoreline called Siesta Beach annually. One person is tasked with coordinating staff and volunteers to see that those visitors have a safe, fun […]

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Sand Castles

Sand Castles

July 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

Crescent Beach to Bay at Midnight Cove By Roger Drouin Midnight Cove encompasses 11 acres from Gulf to Bay. The resort community features two heated pools, a brand new fitness room, and private beach access. A unique draw is the bayside 18-dock marina, which is available for rental reservation. “It’s a very unique property,” said […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Summer may be heating up, but visitors to SK are cooling off in the gulf, and enjoying some family fun at the beach!  This cute photo of Finnegan and Brecken enjoying a day at the beach was submitted by their mom.  It should serve as a reminder to keep the beach pristine so we will […]

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New beach picnic shelters earn architectural nod

New beach picnic shelters earn architectural nod

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Back in 2009, Sarasota County officials gave architects at Sweet Sparkman Architects a mission: create picnic shelters for Siesta Public beach that aren’t your typical shade structures. “We were tasked with designing a new prototype shade structure, not just the county standard that has been used since the 1970s,” said John Bryant, […]

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Seagrass impacts anticipated with dredging

Seagrass impacts anticipated with dredging

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin What about the seagrasses? That is becoming an important question as more details become clear about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal to dredge Big Pass, as part of the Lido Key Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project. The joint Army Corps of Engineers and city of Sarasota project to dredge […]

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SIESTA KEY ASSOCIATION MEETING, JUNE, 2015

SIESTA KEY ASSOCIATION MEETING, JUNE, 2015

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson  MAY MINUTES: Approved as written. COMMUNITY REPORTS: Sheriff’s Office: Sgt. Chris Laster and Lt. D. Kaspar reported that there had been a small spike in vehicular burglaries over Memorial Day. Most were crimes of opportunity with windows “cracked” and wallets and loose change stolen. There were also a couple of disturbances involving […]

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Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Sara & Joe Fahy Beach Wedding By Trebor Britt A light Gulf breeze and the sparkling shores of the Gulf of Mexico provided the backdrop for another fabulous Siesta Key wedding. Sara Stilwell of Richlands, VA and Joe Fahy of Maryville, TN committed their lives to one another during an intimate ceremony surrounded by close family and friends. Sara and Joe […]

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Tribute to a Drumming Warrior

Tribute to a Drumming Warrior

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Submitted by Marguerite Barnett, MD / Siesta Key Drumming Circle Family Duane McQueen who passed away June 6, was born in Michigan but gravitated (after a detour through Tennessee) to warmer climes here on the Gulfcoast of Florida after his retirement.  A long-time member of both the Nokomis and Siesta Key Drum circles, in the […]

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Siesta Key Round-Up

Siesta Key Round-Up

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

July Siesta Key Round Up By Bob Stein We’d like to begin our Siesta Key Round-Up on a positive note.  Here is a letter we received from one of our island residents.  While visiting Siesta Key for business and pleasure last week something incredible occurred. And I wanted to share it with the citizens of […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

An interview with Michael Mac By Mike Sales For over a dozen years, Michael Mac has been a proven contributor to the Gulf Coast’s vibrant music scene. One glance at his website shows the pedigree of a truly seasoned musician, having toured with major label artists and opened for the likes of Kenny Wayne Shepard, […]

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Sunset Pavilion open for business

Sunset Pavilion open for business

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt Months of waiting and anticipating are over.  The new, two-story Sunset Pavilion, housing a state of the art food service concession, quaint tables and seating under beachy/blue umbrellas and rest rooms is now fully operational. The breathtaking view of Siesta Beach’s white sands and the glistening clear water of the Gulf of […]

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Arts on the Horizon!

Arts on the Horizon!

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

 Jaye Clements Whether you’re looking for entertainment for the whole family with Art-infused nature walks, crafts, and memorable  experiences or relaxing entertainment for adults, there’s something for everyone in this month’s Arts on the Horizon! July 1 at 7:30 pm – Six Guitars – John C. Court Cabaret at the Florida Studio Theatre. http://tickets.floridastudiotheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=27741 July 1 & […]

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Soulfully Yours Donnarose

Soulfully Yours Donnarose

July 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, my 90 yr old uncle just passed away. We were very close and I miss talking to him. I was just wondering, does he know I was at his funeral? ~Blessings, Sharon A: ~ “Our loved ones can see and hear us after they pass on, and are only focused on the […]

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