Archive for August, 2013

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

                  There were a total of 33 crimes committed on the Key from 6/30/13 – 7/22/13 Most notable this month: thefts occurring at the Beach.Beach-goers are reminded to lock their car doors before hitting the sand and to secure their valuables before leaving them unattended on the […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Goes Hollywood Master sand sculptor Brian Wigelsworth of Sarasota, sculpting an image of the lead actress in the short film 'No Real Than You Are'. The sand sculpture will be used in the film.  Brian used photos of Audrey Katherine Scherer as a guide for his sand sculpture. Scherer portrays the character, Sasha Whitaker who spirals into opiate […]

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Big Pass & New Pass Shoals Eyed for Beach Renourishment

Big Pass & New Pass Shoals Eyed for Beach Renourishment

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

  By Paul Roat An ambitious 50-year project to renourish sand to the beaches of Lido Key is on its way to have preliminary plans presented to the public, hopefully by October or November. The project is estimated at an initial $20 million to bring about 1 million cubic yards of sand on shore. Also included […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman Six-year SK Village lawsuit ends While it concerned only a small vacation of right-of-way, the issue sparked three lawsuits over the past six years. And now itÂ’s settled with the county ceding the small strip of land and paying $75,000 to restaurateur Chris Brown. His attorney Morgan Bentley elicited laughter from county […]

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Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

by Stan Zimmerman Commissions set tax rates Sarasota City and County Commissions set their not-to-exceed tax rates. The county rate stays the same at 3.93 mills, or $3.93 per $1,000 of assessed value. City commissioners bumped their tax rate to 3.1738 mills from 2.8480 mills, an eight percent jump. Both budgets will be reviewed at […]

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Whitaker, kin inhabit frontier Sarasota in mid-1800s

Whitaker, kin inhabit frontier Sarasota in mid-1800s

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat William H. Whitaker, the first white settler of Sarasota, was born Aug. 1, 1821. He brought the first cattle, oranges, guava, and a semblance of settlement to the frontier that later became the arts nexus of Florida. Whitaker was very much akin to a character in a Mark Twain novel. He ran […]

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