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Day: February 1, 2014

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

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 Read More

Army Corps Dredges Up New Concerns

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 Read More

Siesta Key Round Up

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 Read More

Up & Down the Trail

Sarasota news

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 Read More

Island Chatter SKA

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 Read More

Arts on the Horizon

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 Read More

Where did all the water go from Sarasota Bay?

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 Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight?

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 Read More

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

 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.  Read More

BluQue provides that smokin’ fix in Siesta Village

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 Read More