Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Another glorious month for our island residents and visitors~ Photos by Sarasota Photography                         

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Boulevard Buzz

Boulevard Buzz

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Creating more Village parking spaces still a work in progress; February Craft Fair comments lead to SKVA parking discussion; Sheriff’s Office ready for Spring Break; By Rachel Brown Hackney, SarasotaNewsLeader.com Although Siesta Key Village property owners pushed back as expected on a Sarasota County proposal for them to pay about $100,000 to create new parking spaces […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Round and round we go Like death and taxes, roundabouts seem to be in our future. Yes, we have a few now, but the city has plans for 16 more. While we may wish to scream and shout (or applaud and give thanks) we all will have to deal with them. Music […]

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Sheriff’s Office personnel continuing to handle calls about complaints at Siesta Public Beach picnic shelters

Sheriff’s Office personnel continuing to handle calls about complaints at Siesta Public Beach picnic shelters

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

A homeowners association board member of one Beach Road condominium complex across from the structures plans a petition drive to change county rules for Beach Road street parking in that vicinity  By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com (SNL) In response to continuing complaints from condominium owners who live across Beach Road from parking spaces on the […]

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Focus on Facials at Massage Experience, Siesta Key

Focus on Facials at Massage Experience, Siesta Key

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Looking and feeling younger is on the minds of most everyone today. At Massage Experience we make it easy and enjoyable to do just that. We offer a variety of facials that not only pamper and feel good but provide immediate, lasting results. Facials are not only pampering, they are essential in maintaining your skin’s […]

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Fresh caught Pompano available at Big Water Fish Market

Fresh caught Pompano available at Big Water Fish Market

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Scott Dolan, Big Water Fish Market For those of us who live here, we have all heard of the Ringling Bridge Run. Now let me introduce you to the “Pompano Run”. Florida has numerous species of Jacks swimming in its waters and this time of year the most prized catch is the Florida Pompano. […]

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Real Estate Profile: For Keith Redding, it all started with a vacation

Real Estate Profile: For Keith Redding, it all started with a vacation

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin  At age 34, Keith Redding is the managing broker at Key Solutions Real Estate, a residential and commercial real estate firm based on Siesta Key that has grown it’s sales volume by about 30 percent every year. As managing broker, Redding now signs off on about $90 million in residential and commercial […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Willie BeThere

Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Willie BeThere

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales Willie BeThere is the stage name of Kip, a seasoned professional singer/guitar player who’s played at Siesta Key area tiki bars and beaches for decades. As those who read this article may have noticed, most of the musicians I interview play for a living, but Willie has achieved what seems to be […]

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Other news on Siesta Key

Other news on Siesta Key

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

County Commission Chair handles questions on a broad array of topics at the SKA annual meeting; the county formally gets an extension on closing the Siesta wastewater treatment plant By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com (SNL) No restrooms by the “wedding pavilion” at Siesta Public Beach; parking lot problems at Turtle Beach; and rampant development in […]

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Sheriff’s Report Feb. 14 – March 22, 2016

Sheriff’s Report Feb. 14 – March 22, 2016

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 51 crimes reported on the Key from 2/14-3/22/16               2/24/16 Grand Theft 5900 Block Midnight Pass Rd. A condominium security guard contacted a man, approximately 75 years old, loading brick pavers from the rear of the condominium into his vehicle. When the guard asked […]

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Surrounded by water, the Pointe makes an impression

Surrounded by water, the Pointe makes an impression

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Roger Drouin When John Billowitz visited Siesta Key in the late 1980s, he stayed with a friend who lived at the Pointe on Siesta Key. The five-plus acre condo community, surrounded by water on three sides, made a good first impression. “I thought this was really special,” Billowitz recalls. Billowitz visited the Key again the […]

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Couple file in 12th Circuit Court to overturn county’s denial of their proposal to build a dock on Siesta Key Circle

Couple file in 12th Circuit Court to overturn county’s denial of their proposal to build a dock on Siesta Key Circle

April 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

County decision focused on inadequate room for two parking spaces, as required by zoning regulations, but Erika and Achim Ginsberg-Klemmt cite violation of state law and record-keeping standards as the basis for their action By Rachel Brown Hackney – SarasotaNewsLeader.com (SNL) A Sarasota couple who lost an appeal late last year in an effort to […]

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