Archive for August, 2013

City Pizza - A Southern Italian Restaurant

City Pizza – A Southern Italian Restaurant

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

by Jaye Clements Fresh tomatoes, garlic & basil are just a few of the fresh ingredients in authentic Italian cuisine…  “All fresh ingredients” are the key to great homemade Italian food says Frank, owner of City Pizza.  His wife and co-owner MaryLou states that “quality ingredients are what make the difference”.   They both agree making […]

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Island Chatter

Island Chatter

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Beverly Arias Director Siesta Key Association siestakeyassociation.com Last month, the Siesta Key Association did not hold its regular meeting because it fell on the July 4th holiday.  On that Independence Day holiday, our Florida summer rainy season delivered its expected abundance of showers, but the skies miraculously cleared just minutes before the start of a […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel August 16th from 5pm to 9pm on the lawn at the Van Wezel!  All summer long SRQ residents and visitors will enjoy music on the lawn with a free concert series at the Van Wezel.  Delight in our gorgeous sunsets over the bay and enjoy great tunes with month’s […]

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Beach Reads

Beach Reads

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman c.2013, William Morrow                     $25.99 / $27.99 Canada                      181 pages Your mother loves to reminisce. “Remember when…” she says before launching into some often-embarrassing story about something that happened years ago. “Remember when,” two words that make you scramble to recall whatever she’s talking about. […]

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Yabba Dabba Doo

Yabba Dabba Doo

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

story and photos by Trebor Britt If you're visiting Siesta Beach and hear someone yell, "Hey Bam Bam," know that you're not in Bedrock and part of a Fred Flintstone  episode.  Your beach chair and blanket are probably located near the red lifeguard tower and someone is trying to get the attention of lifeguard, Chris […]

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Gecko's Gives Back

Gecko’s Gives Back

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson 21 years ago, best buddies and tennis partners—Mike Quillen and Mike Gowan— teamed up for a restaurant adventure, and Gecko’s Grill &Pub was born. Five Gecko’s later, the “Two Mikes” have proved that their winning philosophies of hospitality and service-to-community have really paid off. Increasingly they are sharing their successes with our […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

An Interview with Sandi Grecco By: Mike Sales I recently read an article that listed Sarasota as having the 6th largest per-capita concentration of professional musicians. The list of talented players is long, but when you ask about really good drummers, Sandi Grecco is one of the names you’ll hear first. I managed to get […]

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Bill Schustik - An American Troubadour

Bill Schustik – An American Troubadour

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson A remarkable artist lives here in Sarasota: a creative historian, musician, and folklorist with a passion for America’s past. Bill Schustik is his name, and he has been on a lifetime adventure performing all over the world to captivate audiences with his boundless energy and skill. A true troubadour, he unpacks his […]

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Soulful Advice from Donnarose

Soulful Advice from Donnarose

August 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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Snowy Plovers, sea turtles moving on sand on Siesta

Snowy Plovers, sea turtles moving on sand on Siesta

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat Snowy Plovers are hardy little seabirds The little brown and white birds — they’re not even as big as your hand — are permanent residents of Siesta Key. The few of them that are left, that is, since the population numbers only 200 breeding pairs. All the birds are found on the […]

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Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) - popular dining spot

Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) – popular dining spot

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat The popular Siesta Key Oyster Bar offers not only one of the best deals for oysters and crawfish on the key, but also perhaps anywhere around. SKOB offers a dozen oysters on the half-shell or crawfish for $6 from 3 to 6 p.m. daily. With an umbrella-covered, heavily landscaped patio overlooking the […]

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Captain's Report for August 2013

Captain’s Report for August 2013

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for August 2013 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, […]

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