• Turtle Beach gets Updates

    Turtle Beach gets Updates

    | May 1, 2016

    A buffered shore and new sidewalks among county improvements By Roger Drouin With Siesta Public Beach’s major facelift now completed, it’s Turtle Beach’s turn to receive some upgrades. The improvements come in the form of two major county projects: a just wrapped-up beach renourishment; and a Turtle Beach Park capital project set to begin early […]

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  • Contractor to try to mitigate odors at Siesta Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Contractor to try to mitigate odors at Siesta Wastewater Treatment Plant

    | May 1, 2016

    By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The manager of Sarasota County’s Water/Wastewater Division has taken full responsibility for not making sure Siesta Key residents were aware that the closing of the island’s wastewater treatment plant had been postponed another year, and he has vowed that county staff will provide consistent communication going forward. David A. Cash […]

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  • County abandonment of 360-foot segment of North Beach Road sought, along with a variance for new construction in the same area

    County abandonment of 360-foot segment of North Beach Road sought, along with a variance for new construction in the same area

    | May 1, 2016

    By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com On the morning of May 11, two public hearings have been scheduled back-to-back for the Sarasota County Commission to consider matters pertaining to a 360-foot section of North Beach Road on Siesta Key that has been impassable to traffic for years. During the first hearing, the board will consider whether […]

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  • Palms May be Tops with Tourists, but not all Locals Agree

    Palms May be Tops with Tourists, but not all Locals Agree

    | May 1, 2016

    By Robert Frederickson “I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree…”                      -Joyce Kilmer   With all due respect to Mr. Kilmer, some Siesta Key residents might add this caveat to that sentiment: It depends on the tree. Despite generally positive reviews from those attending opening ceremonies earlier this year […]

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  • Big Pass Dredging Update

    Big Pass Dredging Update

    | May 1, 2016

    State grants six-month extension to City of Sarasota and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for answers on Lido project By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has granted a six-month extension to the City of Sarasota and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide a response to the agency’s […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Spring is in the air on Siesta Key beach!   Photos by Sarasota Photography, unless otherwise stated. 7TH ANNUAL FIESTA ON SIESTA  WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE  SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT   Photos by Trebor Britt  More than 400 female athletes from 35 colleges from across the country gathered on spectacular Siesta Beach for the Seventh Annual Fiesta on Siesta Collegiate Volleyball […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Fish for Breakfast Several years ago I was visiting the West Coast of Southern California. Every morning I would walk to this West Coast surfer coffee shop. It was just around the corner from where I was staying. Often I felt like I was in the twilight zone as most of the shop’s patrons had […]

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Turtle Beach gets Updates

Turtle Beach gets Updates

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

A buffered shore and new sidewalks among county improvements By Roger Drouin With Siesta Public Beach’s major facelift now completed, it’s Turtle Beach’s turn to receive some upgrades. The improvements come in the form of two major county projects: a just wrapped-up beach renourishment; and a Turtle Beach Park capital project set to begin early […]

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Boulevard Buzz

Boulevard Buzz

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com An Easter Egg Grinch causes problems for the children   Although the 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Games sponsored by the Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA) on March 26 was “a great success,” Treasurer Roz Hyman reported to members during their monthly meeting in April, an upcoming discussion with […]

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Contractor to try to mitigate odors at Siesta Wastewater Treatment Plant

Contractor to try to mitigate odors at Siesta Wastewater Treatment Plant

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The manager of Sarasota County’s Water/Wastewater Division has taken full responsibility for not making sure Siesta Key residents were aware that the closing of the island’s wastewater treatment plant had been postponed another year, and he has vowed that county staff will provide consistent communication going forward. David A. Cash […]

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Who's Playing Tonight...an interview with Garrett Dawson

Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Garrett Dawson

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales To say Garrett Dawson is exceptional would be an understatement. His mastery of various styles, combined with his core-level love of music as a form of expression and the ability to perform equally proficient live and in the studio combined with his passion for teaching what he’s learned, place him in a […]

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Hurry Up and Live!

Hurry Up and Live!

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Karen Dobbs is the founder of Hurry Up and Live ™, a lifestyle LLC, which offers beautiful shirts in delicious colors emblazoned with the logo, Hurry Up and Live! The phrase is a mantra—an enthusiastic, positive upbeat statement that encourages wearers to smile, laugh, and create lasting memories. Born out of the […]

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County abandonment of 360-foot segment of North Beach Road sought, along with a variance for new construction in the same area

County abandonment of 360-foot segment of North Beach Road sought, along with a variance for new construction in the same area

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com On the morning of May 11, two public hearings have been scheduled back-to-back for the Sarasota County Commission to consider matters pertaining to a 360-foot section of North Beach Road on Siesta Key that has been impassable to traffic for years. During the first hearing, the board will consider whether […]

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Siesta Key Meeting Highlights

Siesta Key Meeting Highlights

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Spring Break has not ended for some students; bicycle safety a new initiative for SKA; and more By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com During the April 7 Siesta Key Association meeting, Sgt. Jason Mruczek of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office fielded a complaint about what a Siesta Isles resident described as “a pretty boisterous” group of […]

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Halpern Beach Wedding

Halpern Beach Wedding

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Love Across the Pond By Trebor Britt A light gulf breeze and small waves breaking over the rocks on the Siesta Key shoreline made the perfect setting for Adrianne Drake of Suffolk, England to be joined in marriage to Jeff Halpern of Sarasota. They were surrounded by international and American family and close friends during a special, intimate […]

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Realtor profile: Annmarie Tucker

Realtor profile: Annmarie Tucker

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin   During peak tourist season, Annmarie Tucker’s job can get stressful. Tucker, a rental specialist for Moynihan Realty Group LLC., helps vacationers find the perfect rental unit on Siesta. She arranges paperwork, reservations, collects deposits, and finally when a family comes down for their visit, Tucker is on hand to give them […]

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Palms May be Tops with Tourists, but not all Locals Agree

Palms May be Tops with Tourists, but not all Locals Agree

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson “I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree…”                      -Joyce Kilmer   With all due respect to Mr. Kilmer, some Siesta Key residents might add this caveat to that sentiment: It depends on the tree. Despite generally positive reviews from those attending opening ceremonies earlier this year […]

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