• Associations Push for Proper Traffic Study of Siesta Promenade

    Associations Push for Proper Traffic Study of Siesta Promenade

    | August 1, 2014

    Fresh Market, a possible anchor By Alan Cannestra At a public meeting held June 26 by Benderson Development, plans to build a 250,000 square foot “retail lifestyle center” at the corner of U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road was presented. The Siesta Promenade Project Manager, Todd Mathes announced that Siesta Promenade will include a 150-room […]

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  • Republican District Four Candidates Address Issues Prior to Upcoming Primary

    Republican District Four Candidates Address Issues Prior to Upcoming Primary

    | August 1, 2014

    By Robert Frederickson For the first time since 1998, Nora Patterson’s name will not be on the ballot this fall to fill the District Four seat on the Sarasota County Commission. As was the case with former commissioner John Thaxton, the decision not to run again was not up to the popular Republican; instead, it […]

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  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    | August 1, 2014

    These lovely mermaids traveled many sea-miles having heard of the #1 beach via their shell-phones.  They love sunnng on our sugar white sand ane enjoy talking to all the visitors and residents they meet.  Rumor has it that you may be able to catch a glimpse of these sirens of the sea on the shores […]

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  • The Rockin’ World of the Derringers

    The Rockin’ World of the Derringers

    | August 1, 2014

    By Diana Colson The famed Rick Derringer lives in our midst. Internationally known as an American guitarist, vocalist, Grammy Award winning Producer and Entertainer, he and his wife, singer/songwriter Jenda, call Bradenton their home. Here, a feisty toy terrier by the name of Asher rules the roost. Now empty-nesters, the Derringer’s daughter, Loving (22) is […]

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  • The Tale of a  Tail: A Mermaid Story

    The Tale of a Tail: A Mermaid Story

    | August 1, 2014

    By Diana Colson Jayde Morgan is the creator of www.SiestaKeyMermaids.com. Her original inspiration began a year ago, and it came from her daughter, Kaylee, who was fascinated by these undersea creatures. In 2013, much to the delight of Miss Kaylee, Jayde began trying to create a mermaid costume for the child, who was 5 at […]

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Associations Push for Proper Traffic Study of Siesta Promenade

Associations Push for Proper Traffic Study of Siesta Promenade

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Fresh Market, a possible anchor By Alan Cannestra At a public meeting held June 26 by Benderson Development, plans to build a 250,000 square foot “retail lifestyle center” at the corner of U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road was presented. The Siesta Promenade Project Manager, Todd Mathes announced that Siesta Promenade will include a 150-room […]

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Republican District Four Candidates Address Issues Prior to Upcoming Primary

Republican District Four Candidates Address Issues Prior to Upcoming Primary

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson For the first time since 1998, Nora Patterson’s name will not be on the ballot this fall to fill the District Four seat on the Sarasota County Commission. As was the case with former commissioner John Thaxton, the decision not to run again was not up to the popular Republican; instead, it […]

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City of Sarasota/ Army Corps of Engineers and Big Pass Shoal/Money

City of Sarasota/ Army Corps of Engineers and Big Pass Shoal/Money

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Commentary by Bob Stein All of the above go together like steak and potatoes, ham and eggs, spaghetti and meatballs. What am I talking about? The Lido Beach Re-nourishment Project. If you look deep into why the City of Sarasota would contract with the Army Corps of Engineers you will see that one needs the […]

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News Up & Down the Trail

News Up & Down the Trail

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Compiled by Debbie Flessner/Bob Stein   Mote Creates Special Reef Restoration Site as Remembrance for Fallen Warriors Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, SCUBAnauts International and Gold Star Teen Adventures will maintain underwater site through ongoing partnership. Over the last two years, veterans wounded in combat and youth interested in learning leadership skills through scuba involving marine science […]

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Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

ANOTHER KEY WEDDINGBy Trebor BrittAmber Karnes and Dustin Rupp of Columbus, Ohio exchanged vows surrounded by family and close friends, at an intimate wedding ceremony on the sixth anniversary of their first date on spectacular Siesta Beach recently. Amber, who works in a surgeons office billing department and Dustin, a bodyshop collision estimator, met through a friend […]

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Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 74 crimes reported on the Key from 6/17 – 7/21/14 7/12/14 Felony/Burglary-Vehicle 300 Block Avenida De Mayo – Officers responded to the Village Municipal Parking Lot in reference to a vehicle burglary. A woman reported that she had parked her car in the lot late in the night in order to […]

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Beach Reads

Beach Reads

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

by Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez, LLC “Recognition” by O.H. Bennett c.2014, Agate                                     $15.00 / $18.50 Canada                      208 pages What you wouldn’t give to spend one more day. Your loved one has been gone – what? Weeks? Years? It seems like forever, and missing him doesn’t get much easier. You wish for one of […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with Bryan Spainhower by Mike Sales A few years ago, I’d acquired a Fender Stratocaster in a trade for sound gear and didn’t know what I had, so I took it for an examination and appraisal to the Sarasota Guitar Company (where else) where I met Bryan, who wasted no time, taking it […]

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Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for August

Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for August

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Captain Klopfer, Adventure Charters  941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com There is a little secret here in Sarasota; 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 […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Jaye Clements It’s August and the kids are getting ready to head back to school…  If you are looking for some last minute summer fun, take a look at our upcoming events.  Lots of freebies this month! August 1 – 6pm to 9pm. “Live from Downtown – It’s Friday Nights!” Street performers in downtown […]

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Soulfully Yours Donnarose

Soulfully Yours Donnarose

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

 Q:  Dear Donnarose, I’m in my early seventies and I’m starting to feel this pull to do more things for me now.  But that means I’ll have to start saying no to my family which would be a huge change.  I’m already feeling guilty just thinking about it.  Please advise.  ~Regards, Ann  A: ~ “When we say […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

These lovely mermaids traveled many sea-miles having heard of the #1 beach via their shell-phones.  They love sunnng on our sugar white sand ane enjoy talking to all the visitors and residents they meet.  Rumor has it that you may be able to catch a glimpse of these sirens of the sea on the shores […]

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