• Big Month for Events on Siesta Key

    Big Month for Events on Siesta Key

    | November 1, 2014

    November is a month filled with three major events: The Sandfest Party, Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting competition and Light Up the Village. Sandfest Party It’s the 24th Annual Siesta Key Chamber Sandfest 2014 Hoedown Party at the Siesta Key Beach Pavilion – 948 Beach Road. The event is scheduled for Friday, November 7th, from 6–10 […]

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  • Siesta Key Beach improvements top Key upgrades

    Siesta Key Beach improvements top Key upgrades

    | November 1, 2014

    By Roger Drouin Siesta Key Beach’s new east concession building is being constructed 16-feet above the sand, to meet flood elevation requirements. The structure will include a viewing deck for watching sunsets, offering what Sarasota County Public Works Project Manager Brad Gaubatz describes as a fabulous view. In addition, the view looking up won’t be […]

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  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    | November 1, 2014

    SALUTING VETERANS – GREETING VISITORS by Trebor Britt As residents and visitors drive onto Siesta Key from Siesta Drive, not long after making the sharp left-hand turn onto Higel they are greeted by a wonderful black-and-white US flag artfully painted on a sound barrier wall.      The flag was painted by Andrew Capron who lives […]

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  • The Man Behind Siesta Key's Signature Rum

    The Man Behind Siesta Key’s Signature Rum

    | November 1, 2014

    By Diana Colson  Troy Roberts is the founder/CEO and Head Distiller of Drum Circle Distilling, a Sarasota company which creates handcrafted rums. He entered the field just seven years ago, jumping into the world of rum with the enthusiasm of a pirate. In his former life in the corporate world —otherwise known as jail— he […]

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  • Dining on the Water at Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill

    Dining on the Water at Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill

    | November 1, 2014

    By Diana Colson & Emy Stein Waterfront dining has a charm all its own and The Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill does not disappoint. The outdoor bar has that casual laid-back atmosphere where you can soak up the sun with a drink in hand while watching the boats go by. Where outdoor dining allows Mother […]

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Big Month for Events on Siesta Key

Big Month for Events on Siesta Key

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

November is a month filled with three major events: The Sandfest Party, Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting competition and Light Up the Village. Sandfest Party It’s the 24th Annual Siesta Key Chamber Sandfest 2014 Hoedown Party at the Siesta Key Beach Pavilion – 948 Beach Road. The event is scheduled for Friday, November 7th, from 6–10 […]

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Siesta Key Beach improvements top Key upgrades

Siesta Key Beach improvements top Key upgrades

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Siesta Key Beach’s new east concession building is being constructed 16-feet above the sand, to meet flood elevation requirements. The structure will include a viewing deck for watching sunsets, offering what Sarasota County Public Works Project Manager Brad Gaubatz describes as a fabulous view. In addition, the view looking up won’t be […]

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Island Chatter

Island Chatter

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Community Reports:  Code Enforcement: John Lally is still hard at work on illegal rentals.  Beach Improvements Update: Brad Gaubatz, AIA LEED AP,  Facilities Manager, Public Works – Capital Projects for Sarasota County The new parking lot at Siesta Key Public Beach is open. Now they are working on the west parking lots. The […]

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The High-Tech Art of Peter Stanick

The High-Tech Art of Peter Stanick

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson  A major artist lives in our midst, and his name is Peter Stanick. He is a master of the Pop Art style, manipulating digital images on the computer by using web construction software as a drawing tool. Peter Stanick received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1975, and a MFA from […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

SALUTING VETERANS – GREETING VISITORS by Trebor Britt As residents and visitors drive onto Siesta Key from Siesta Drive, not long after making the sharp left-hand turn onto Higel they are greeted by a wonderful black-and-white US flag artfully painted on a sound barrier wall.      The flag was painted by Andrew Capron who lives […]

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The Man Behind Siesta Key's Signature Rum

The Man Behind Siesta Key’s Signature Rum

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson  Troy Roberts is the founder/CEO and Head Distiller of Drum Circle Distilling, a Sarasota company which creates handcrafted rums. He entered the field just seven years ago, jumping into the world of rum with the enthusiasm of a pirate. In his former life in the corporate world —otherwise known as jail— he […]

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Captain's Fishing Report for November

Captain’s Fishing Report for November

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Captain Klopfer, Adventure Charters 941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com November offers Siesta Key anglers diverse opportunities.  A wide variety of species are available this month, and multiple techniques will be successful.  The key is adapting to the conditions; weather will become a factor at times.  Water temperatures will be falling as it cools off and the days become […]

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Soulfully Yours Donnarose

Soulfully Yours Donnarose

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Q:  Dear Donnarose, my fondest memories are during the winter holidays. However, most of the people who shared my memories are deceased. So it’s no surprise that I get the blues every year, and have to fake a smile at holiday gatherings. How do I change this pattern so I can genuinely begin enjoying my favorite […]

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Dining on the Water at Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill

Dining on the Water at Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson & Emy Stein Waterfront dining has a charm all its own and The Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill does not disappoint. The outdoor bar has that casual laid-back atmosphere where you can soak up the sun with a drink in hand while watching the boats go by. Where outdoor dining allows Mother […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Ted Stevens By Mike Sales The first time I saw Ted Stevens was at the Drift Inn on Anna Maria Island, where every local musician winds up playing, but I instantly recognized the polish, with which Ted stood out from the crowd. I later had the opportunity to see him with his […]

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Q & A with Nora Patterson: Champion of Siesta Key

Q & A with Nora Patterson: Champion of Siesta Key

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Because of term limits, Nora Patterson will step down from the County Commission dais Nov. 5. Siesta Sands caught up with her to talk about the big Siesta issues—from parking to density battles to the U.S. Army Corps proposal for dredging Big Pass—and what she plans to do with some free time […]

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Property damage in Siesta Village

Property damage in Siesta Village

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Debbie Flessner It’s not even season yet, and a rash of vehicle-related property damage has been taking place in Siesta Village over the past few weeks. While Buccaneer Landscape Management is still settling into its new contract for the maintenance of Siesta Village, there are already several accidental damage issues that will need to […]

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