Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, how do we keep our senses, and avoid the desire for retaliation, as we continue to observe the ongoing senseless acts of violence, especially recently?  ~Thank you, Kris A:  “Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” ~Maya Angelou There are many factors […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Have you been beach hopping in the Sarasota area?  This month we have a few photos from Lido Beach, Anna Maria Island and of course, our very own, world famous Siesta Key Beach!!!  We love all our island hopping friends. Photos by Sarasota Photography unless otherwise stated.  We begin with an aerial of our Sunday […]

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Love Before Sunset

Love Before Sunset

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt  Just a couple hours before sunset in the midst of a light gulf breeze, Katie McDonald and Mike Chrobak of Pennsylvania united themselves in marriage on the spectacular shoreline of Siesta Key. The love these two dynamic people displayed permeated the salty air surrounding their family and close friends during this intimate ceremony.  New […]

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Siesta Key Hardware

Siesta Key Hardware, a tribute to an iconic store

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

  By Diana Colson As the island’s only hardware store closes its doors, many residents will feel its loss. The decades old business contributed to the small town charm of Siesta Key and saved countless trips off island for many. Siesta Key Hardware was established in 1972 by Wally Von Atzinger and his business partner, […]

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Siesta Key chamber news

Siesta Key Round Up

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney/Bob Stein St. Michael’s Feast Day Reverend Michael Cannon, the pastor of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church on Siesta Key, is pleased to announce that the parish family will be holding its first ever Patron Saint Feast Day celebration on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the grounds of the Church and Parish […]

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New Daiquiri Deck rendering

Construction begins on new Daiquiri Deck

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

CB’s and Daiquiri Deck owners partner on South End project By Roger Drouin A new building combing modern architecture and a beachy vibe is rising up on Stickney Point Road and should be constructed by early spring. A new Daiquiri Deck restaurant will anchor the three-story building, filling the top floor — a perch that […]

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Island Girl

Island Girl

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

This month's Island Girl is Selina, from minneapolis now living in Sarasota.  She considers herself a true island girl because she relaxes on Siesta beach every week and loves boating and jet skiing.  Her favorite books are the "Biblw" and "The Secret" and one of her favorite movies is, "The Notebook".  Recently she opened, "Selina's […]

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Peppertree Bay Condos

Sand Castles

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Well managed, and no shortage of amenities at Peppertree Bay By Roger Drouin Peppertree Bay is a beach to bay condo community with 362 two and three bedroom units. It features a variety of floor plans, including garden villas, town homes, and high-rise buildings. For Gordon Dillon, who lives in one of the six-floor buildings, […]

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Sarasota arts

August Arts on the Horizon

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore 2 for 1 – That’s no big deal      So, how about 12 for 1? Yes, twelve concerts for one low price. When it comes to music – really good music – nothing beats the Sarasota Concert Association. The 12 performances includes the Great Performers Series which leads off in December […]

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siesta key

August Blvd. Buzz

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Village Association discussion arises over seafood festival planned on Siesta Public Beach in December By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com Members of the Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA) made it clear during their July meeting that they are not pleased with the concept of the Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival, scheduled for Dec. 3-4 on […]

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Captain's Fishing Forecast for August

Captain’s Fishing Forecast for August

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

There is a little secret here on Siesta Key; the fishing is terrific in August!  Many anglers assume that the heat slows down the action, but this is far from true.  The reality is that due to daily rain showers, the water temperature is actually lower in August than it is in June.  Hordes of […]

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Siesta residents argue against Comprehensive Plan change regarding abandonment of roads on waterfronts

Siesta residents argue against Comprehensive Plan change regarding abandonment of roads on waterfronts

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com On July 6, as the Sarasota County Commission held its third public hearing on proposed revisions to its Comprehensive Plan, five members of the public argued against a 4-1 vote the board took on May 11 to abandon a 360-foot segment of North Beach Road that has been closed to […]

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