Traffic headaches for Siesta Isles residents next summer could lead to a long-sought improvement

Traffic headaches for Siesta Isles residents next summer could lead to a long-sought improvement

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A temporary traffic disruption that residents of Siesta Key’s Siesta Isles subdivision will face next summer could end with an especially welcome “silver lining,” the Siesta Isles Association president stated in an interview. For up to two weeks in 2017, the south side of Shadow Lawn Way will be closed […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Our shutter bug was able to capture some of the many visitors to our little island.  We truly are blessed and welcome all the wonderful families and friends.  Did you make it into our September issue?                           Thanks to Sarasota Photography for the […]

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Jeep strikes 10 year-old child — the second, recent crash involving a pedestrian in the Village

Jeep strikes 10 year-old child — the second, recent crash involving a pedestrian in the Village

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin A child was flown Aug. 14 to a hospital after being struck by a car in Siesta Village — the second recent crash in the same area of Ocean Boulevard involving a pedestrian. The two crashes occurred within a two-month span, and both incidents occurred when a driver struck a pedestrian who […]

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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, lately I've been getting more impatient with my relationships, especially with certain family members.  Anytime an issue arises, I'm quick to jump down their throat.  This no doubt adds to the problem.  Any advice would help. ~Thank you, Karen A: “If we get ourselves in the “Light” frame of mind, clarity to […]

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September Boulevard Buzz

September Boulevard Buzz

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Sheriff’s Office looks into complaints about Beach Access 2 parking A Beach Road resident recently vented in an email to the Sarasota County commissioners about what she described as “problems [that] have exacerbated to the point of anarchy.” She asserts that she addressed the same issue in emails to the board in April 2014, but she […]

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Miniature golf course proposed

Miniature golf course proposed

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

The operator of miniature golf courses in Bradenton Beach and on Lakewood Ranch’s Main Street has filed a preliminary application with Sarasota County for an 18-hole project in Siesta Village. The site — a 10,500-square-foot treeless parcel — is located at 5160 Calle Minorga. The documents submitted on July 19 to the county Planning Department […]

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An increase in the amount of sand to be dredged from Big Pass to renourish Lido Key cited in latest documents submitted to FDEP

An increase in the amount of sand to be dredged from Big Pass to renourish Lido Key cited in latest documents submitted to FDEP

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has increased the amount of sand it and the City of Sarasota propose to dredge from Big Sarasota Pass to renourish south Lido Key, its consultant informed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) early this week.After citing the figure of 775,000 cubic […]

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sheriff's report siesta key

Sheriff’s Report July 19- August 22, 2016

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 21 crimes reported on the Key between 7/19-8/22/16                       7/19/16 Grand Theft 5900 Block Midnight Pass Rd. A woman reported an unknown subject stole her iPad from her condo unit. The woman and her family had been vacationing at the […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

An interview with RPM  By Mike Sales   You may recall an interview from the Siesta Sand January issue, of this year, which featured RPM’s Mark Waelti. During that interview, I learned that the duo, consisting of Mark on bass and vocals and Randy Marsh on guitar and vocals had been together for 30 years […]

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Captain's Fishing Forecast for September

Captain’s Fishing Forecast for September

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

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 fish will work up from […]

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Arts on the Horizon!

Arts on the Horizon!

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Why go to Svalbard? And where is it?  Well, from the outside it looks like a door that goes into a snowbank on the island of Spitsbergen in Norway, 810 miles south of the North Pole. Inside is housed the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The door in the snowbank leads to a […]

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off key news

News Off Key

September 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

From Happy Days to Olympic Praise Mote Marine Jumps the Shark? It was the ‘Fonz’ water skiing over a floating tank of sharks in an episode of Happy Days that gave us the popular expression ‘jumping the shark’ for any effort to gin up interest in an event (or TV sitcom?) having trouble generating such […]

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