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Month: January 2014

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

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 Read More

SK Chamber of Commerce Enhanced by CG Designs

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 Read More

Sandstorms Swirl at SKA Meeting

By Diana Colson It started off calmly enough. Minutes Were Approved, and Community Reports given. Sheriff Office/Siesta Key:  Sgt. Osborne said that November had been very busy. They handled parking problems for the Crystal Classic and the Turkey Trot, as Read More

Arts on the Horizon

By Jaye Clements January 1 to May 30 – Sarasota’s Season of Sculpture at Bay Island Park – Season VII– A number of beautiful pieces line the Sarasota Bayfront. Talk a stroll along the sidewalk to view these large works Read More

Sand wars here, but no problems on Anna Maria Island

By Paul Roat While sand wars are slated to start in Sarasota in late January, our neighbors to the north are quietly watching fine, white sand flow onto their eroded beaches. A beach renourishment project began in mid-December for the Read More

Van Wezel, Asolo opening acts were in January

By Paul Roat January has historically been a month of grand openings for Sarasota. Two of the area’s premiere performing arts venues opened to the public just after the first of the year. On Jan. 5, 1970, the Van Wezel Read More

Siesta Key News Round Up

By Stan Zimmerman Former SKA head pleads guilty to political dirty trick Robert Waechter is now a felon, pleading guilty in circuit court to breaking election laws and impersonating another person with the intent to harass. The case began when Read More

Dolphin, manatee deaths reach ghastly levels

By Paul Roat Something is killing the great marine mammals of Florida. Dolphins and manatees died in unprecedented numbers in 2013. Scientists are still tabulating the morbidity, but nearly 800 dolphins died along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, Read More

Soulful Advice from Donnarose

Donnarose Melvin is a professional psychic, medium and energy healer, whose pleasure it 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 Read More

Chianti offers bold, fresh Italian flavors to Sarasota dining scene

By Paul Roat A bright, shiny new year deserves a bright, shiny new restaurant. Chianti Ristorante Italiano on Clark Road has been open since March and is indeed a shiny new entree on the Sarasota restaurant menu. The restaurant is Read More