Archive for February, 2014

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

February 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Lauren Bates is our island girl this month. She’s a Sarasota native and has lived here all her life. She says, “Some of my best memories were made right on Siesta Key. I would be on the beach every day if I could!” She lives an active lifestyle and loves being outdoors enjoying anything from […]

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After the big one - Post-disaster planning ramps back up

After the big one – Post-disaster planning ramps back up

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman Call it weather roulette. Last year started with a scare as the first named storm of the year came ashore north of Cedar Key just shy of hurricane strength. Tropical Storm Andrea arrived on the sixth day of a hurricane season forecasters predicted to be “busy.” It wasn’t. Andrea was the only […]

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Army Corps Dredges Up New Concerns

Army Corps Dredges Up New Concerns

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Guest Commentary by Jono Miller You’ve no doubt heard about the City of Sarasota’s plan to dredge sand out of Big Pass and place it on Lido Beach.  Since Lido Beach has been nourished many times before, some people assume the controversy is just another one of those overblown Sarasota snit-fits that can be lumped […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman SKA board opposes dredge After spirited debate the Siesta Key Association’s board of directors is on record opposing the City of Saraosta’s plans to dredge sand from Big Pass to renourish South Lido Key. The board did not take a position on another part of the project that would build groins at […]

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Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman Boss mayor redeux Supporters of an elected, executive mayor are considering another referendum to change the Sarasota City charter. City Commissioner Paul Caragiulo and County Commissioner   Joe Barbetta are backing the measure, among others. Voters have squashed the proposal at the polls three times in the past 20 years. This time the […]

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Island Chatter SKA

Island Chatter SKA

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

SK ASSOCIATION MEETING By Diana Colson Following a brief COMMUNITY WELCOME & GUEST SIGN-IN,  the December 5, 2013 MINUTES WERE APPROVED and COMMUNITY REPORTS  presented. SHERIFF’S OFFICE, SIESTA KEY:  Sgt. Osborne said there had been a lot of bike thefts of late. He also emphasized that when going to the beach, people need to keep […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Jaye Clements Something new at the Ringling Every Friday and Saturday, 10:30am to noon – Garden tours at the Bayfront Gardens.  A guided tour of the incredible grounds at the Ringling!  You’ll learn about their interesting living collections.  Wear comfortable shoes, the tour covers about a mile! $20 (Weather permitting) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… February 1, 6:30pm – The Opera Gala […]

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Where did all the water go from Sarasota Bay?

Where did all the water go from Sarasota Bay?

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat Winter cold fronts often bring a surprising eruption of land from the watery depths of Sarasota Bay. A confluence of wind, air pressure, lunar cycles, and other factors can drain the bay this time of year. Water gives way to acres and acres of seagrasses and mud flats. What’s up with that? […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales This column borrows its title from a song I wrote about being a full-time island musician. It provides a snapshot of the person you see at your favorite island bars and restaurants, from the entertainer’s point of view. In this article, every month, I get to take it further, through the stories, […]

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“Bond Trading"  Fixed Income Market Boom and its Impact on Stock Market Volumes

“Bond Trading” Fixed Income Market Boom and its Impact on Stock Market Volumes

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

 Martha Stokes, C.M.T. is the co-founder and CEO of TechniTrader, an educational firm dedicated to helping small investors and retail traders since 1998. Fixed Income assets have been a strong area of the financial services industry as Quantitative Easing invigorated Bond Trading.  This led to a steady and obvious decline in stock market volumes.  This was one […]

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BluQue provides that smokin' fix in Siesta Village

BluQue provides that smokin’ fix in Siesta Village

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat   Blu Que Island Grill has it all: smokin’ hot barbecue, steamin’ live music daily, great food specials every day, plus a seven-hour-long drink happy “hour.” Just follow your nose down Avenida Messina in Siesta Village to find Blu Que. The scent of hickory and apple smoke will guide you to the restaurant […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

With the sub-zero weather and mountains of snow blanketing much of the country, we find many visitors taking refuge here.  Our island girl for February is Ashley, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  This is Ashley’s first trip to Siesta Key visiting family.  She’s currently working two jobs and is planning a career in special FX as a make-up artist.  […]

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