Archive for January, 2014

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

This month’s island girl is Cindy, born and raised in Sarasota.She enjoys bike riding, playing violin, and boating.  Cindy has a busy schedule.  She works on Siesta Key as a supervisor at Big Olaf, a rider for Sun Ride Pedicab and is also taking classes at State College of Florida majoring in Hospitality Management.  She […]

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Picture Posts

Picture Posts

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Following are photos of events that took place on and around the island for December.  If you see anyone you know, please be sure to share their photo on facebook by clicking on the like button at the bottom of this page~  The Sarasota Parks and Recreation held its 37th Sandy Claws 5k Run on Siesta […]

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Bartender of the Month

Bartender of the Month

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

We start off the year with a fresh face on the bartender scene.  Charlotte has been bartending for 6 months and already has a memorable experience worth sharing.  She says, "After the light up the Village parade, I had a mischievous elf come to the bar and order a beer.  It was pretty entertaining watching […]

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Real Estate Market Trends

Real Estate Market Trends

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Brian Tresidder Although not yet back to pre 2005 prices, annual sales for home and condos are trending to the numbers Sarasota saw in the boom. Raising home prices are giving buyers confidence once again that the market is stable.  If interest rates remain low, all indications are that the current growth will continue […]

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Pet Talk

Pet Talk

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

~~Dr. Chauvet earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon,Canada,and is known internationally for her specialized work in the relatively rare field of veterinary neurology speaking to, training, and consulting with veterinary practices and organizations globally Q: My dog suddenly developed foul smell in his mouth. Should I be concerned? […]

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sheriff's report siesta key

Sheriff’s Report

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 30 crimes reported on the Key from Nov. 19 – Dec. 15, 2013.  Below is a highlight covering some of the violations. 11/12/13 Felony/Burglary 6000 block Midnight Pass Rd. A woman reported a burglary to the condo she and her family were renting. The front and rear doors had been […]

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After Nora, who will champion Siesta Key?

After Nora, who will champion Siesta Key?

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman For almost a quarter-century Nora Patterson has protected the interests of Siesta Key. She served two four-year terms as a Sarasota City Commissioner and occasionally mayor, and next year wraps up four four-year terms as a Sarasota County Commissioner. But a year from now, who will defend Siesta Key? There are two […]

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Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman Half-billion up for grabs In what is likely to be the biggest financial decision of the decade, city and county commissioners in late January will hear the recommendations of an ad hoc committee on whether or not to perpetuate the downtown Sarasota Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The agency was established in 1986 […]

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Diamonds in the rough: Small, initially ordinary park projects yield extraordinary results

Diamonds in the rough: Small, initially ordinary park projects yield extraordinary results

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson “If you build it, they will come…” That line from the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner about a Midwestern farmer compelled by mysterious forces to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his corn field, could also be the story line for Sarasota County’s recent success leveraging under […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

An interview with “Democracy” lead singer Damie Caines by Mike Sales About six or seven years ago, when I was still fairly new to the area, I’d met up with some of my restaurant friends on Anna Maria Island, after a gig, to go listen to music, chat and unwind. The sign outside of the […]

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Legislative Incoherence: Is this any way to run a government?

Legislative Incoherence: Is this any way to run a government?

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson So what makes for a good law? Well, first, a broad consensus of support is needed from both lawmakers (across party lines) and from the public at large to ensure policy success. Few if any longstanding, ultimately beneficial legislative initiatives have resulted from efforts to pass measures supported by just one of […]

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SK Chamber of Commerce Enhanced by CG Designs

SK Chamber of Commerce Enhanced by CG Designs

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Cheryl Gaddie is a force of nature. Most recently, she has undertaken the enhancement of our Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, and the result is both stunning and efficient. Gaddie received a BS in Business Management and soon realized design was her passion. She added credit courses in interior design and has […]

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