Archive for July, 2013

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

This month's island girl is Chelsey from Sarasota. She visits the beach on Siesta Key almost every weekend and enjoys mudding, river boating and hunting.  She's currently working as an X-Ray Technician.  See who else came to play on Siesta…              

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4th of July Reflections

4th of July Reflections

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

American Exceptionalism still going strong By Robert Frederickson In an era when partisan bickering and gamesmanship seem to have become permanently rooted in the American political landscape, examples of our shared values as a nation come as welcome reminders that there is still much that binds us together as a people. Who can forget the […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales Shawn Bowen, is a familiar attendee of Siesta Key’s Sunday night drum circle. I met him at his workspace retreat, conceived by one of the original Selby Garden landscapers and hidden at the end of a canopy road, landscaped with lush exotic Florida trees and plants. WPT: How long have you been […]

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Pictorial of Events

Pictorial of Events

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

  The Wallenda Walk Things that make Sarasota unique:  Where else can you go to a neighborhood park for a walk or bike ride and happen upon a circus aerialist practicing his craft?  That was the case on a recent weekday morning as Nik Wallenda held one of his last practice sessions at Nathan Benderson […]

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Soulful Advice from Donnarose

Soulful Advice from Donnarose

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Donnarose Melvin is a professional psychic, medium and energy healer, whose pleasure is to assist clients worldwide. She incorporates knowledge from her degree in psychology, along with her clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairsentient and empathic gifts to guide her clients towards peace and success.  Please send your questions to GoWithYourSoul@gmail.com or private message her via facebook: Go […]

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Selby Gardens Opening Anniversary

Selby Gardens Opening Anniversary

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Selby Gardens opening anniversary July 7 By Paul Roat It seems somehow ironic that the iconic Selby name today is renown in Sarasota history, yet historically Bill and Marie Selby were virtually unknown during their 60-plus years in the city. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, an 11-acre tract of lush landscaping on Sarasota Bay just […]

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Island Chatter

Island Chatter

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Catherine Luckner President Siesta Key Association www.siestakeyassociation.com     For many of us, the most festive part of summer begins with our Fourth of July Independence Day celebration. Relaxed beach time with family and friends, picnics and music all wrapped in red, white and blue.  We honor our nation’s birth and all who have served, […]

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Ann Darling - Master Potter

Ann Darling – Master Potter

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

ANN DARLING – MASTER POTTER By Diana Colson Ann Darling has owned and operated the Darling Pottery Studio in the Gulf Gate area since 1974.  A master potter, Ann not only creates her own impeccable work, she has inspired dozens of enthusiastic students for over 39 years. A native of Sarasota, Ann grew up in […]

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Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

by Stan Zimmerman Plug pulled on downtown lights An $80,000 fiasco came to an end in June when the Downtown Improvement District voted to shut down its multi-colored lights in Five Points Park. They were entwined around the branches of 27 trees, and programmed to change colors to add gaiety downtown. But the district forgot […]

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Bartender of the Month

Bartender of the Month

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

I'll have a mini beer with that… That's what Tony Gill is serving up these days at Blue Que Island Grill & Bar.          Grove City, OH is the hometown for this month's bartender.  Tony has been bartending for 30+ years and enjoys hunting, fishing and airboating in his spare time. He describes himself as fun loving, […]

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Investing for Your Future

Investing for Your Future

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Martha Stokes, C.M.T. is the co-founder and CEO of TechniTrader®, an educational firm dedicated to helping small investors and retail traders. Since 1998, Swap Clearing Mandate Starts By Martha Stokes, CMT While the retail side news is all about old news, the professional side is concerned with the new mandates, regulations, and rules that are […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

July 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

by Stan Zimmerman Even plovers have enemies As Ian Fleming once wrote in a James Bond book, “Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, third time is enemy action.” For the snowy plovers of Siesta Key, it’s looking like a war. The birds are one step up from endangered, as a federally protected species of concern. […]

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