Archive for January, 2014

Sandstorms Swirl at SKA Meeting

Sandstorms Swirl at SKA Meeting

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 well as dealing with college kids who had come to Siesta Key to party.  There […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 of art!  Eight regional, national and international renowned artists and eighteen sculptures are on display […]

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Sand wars here, but no problems on Anna Maria Island

Sand wars here, but no problems on Anna Maria Island

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 southern two-thirds of Anna Maria Island. The $16 million project replaces sand lost from the […]

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Van Wezel, Asolo opening acts were in January

Van Wezel, Asolo opening acts were in January

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 Performing Arts Hall opened to critical acclaim with a production of “Fiddler On the Roof.” […]

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Siesta Key News Round Up

Siesta Key News Round Up

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 Waechter, a former president of the Siesta Key Association, bought a pre-paid debit card and […]

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Dolphin, manatee deaths reach ghastly levels

Dolphin, manatee deaths reach ghastly levels

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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, about half the inshore population. More than 1,000 dolphins have died in the Gulf of […]

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Soulful Advice from Donnarose

Soulful Advice from Donnarose

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 peace and success.  Please send your questions to GoWithYourSoul@gmail.com or private message her via facebook: […]

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Chianti offers bold, fresh Italian flavors to Sarasota dining scene

Chianti offers bold, fresh Italian flavors to Sarasota dining scene

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 a family enterprise. Owners Josie and Edward Pizzuti met in Buffalo, N.Y. They moved to […]

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Siesta Beach Project Overview

Siesta Beach Project Overview

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Siesta’s Beach Improvements We have received a steady stream of inquiries from visitors asking about all the construction taking place on Siesta beach and the surrounding area. With the return of our snowbirds and an increase in volume of visitors to Siesta Key, it’s a good time to provide another overview of the plans the […]

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Captain's Report for January 2014

Captain’s Report for January 2014

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for January 2014 By Captain Klopfer Adventure Charters / 941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com January fishing in Sarasota is all about the weather, pure and simple. Angling success is determined by the ability to adapt to the existing weather conditions. Tides will often times be very low in the morning. Couple that with […]

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Lots to see, hear, enjoy Downtown

Lots to see, hear, enjoy Downtown

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat/ Contributing Writer There are a lot of new things to see around Downtown Sarasota for this new year. Murals seem to be sprouting up pretty much wherever there is a blank wall. Downtown’s perennial homeless problem may have been solved. And high season is soon upon us. Let’s take a look at […]

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The Fearless World of M.P.Manilla

The Fearless World of M.P.Manilla

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson  Sarasota is home to Mary Pangalos Manilla, a television journalist with stellar credentials. A former New Yorker who was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for her thought provoking television documentaries, Mary has written a fact-based novel on the subject of a possible disaster at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, a government site where […]

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