Archive for March, 2014

CB's Opens Second Location

CB’s Opens Second Location

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

As of February 28, 2014, CB’s officially opened their second location: CB’s Island Outfitters ~~ With the finishing touches yet to be applied, CB’s Saltwater Outfitters wasted no time in opening their second location. Aledia and Mason Tush, owners of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters purchased the old BP gas station at 1250 Stickney Point Rd. about three years ago.  […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Meet Lauren, our March island girl.  She’s lived her whole life in Sarasota and says some of her best memories were made right on Siesta Key.  “I would be in the beach every day if I could,” she says and lives an active lifestyle.  She loves being outdoors doing anything from hiking to paddleboarding.  She […]

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Off Key

Off Key

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Seniors on the Make to Job Opportunities for the (very) Young Sign spotted recently on North Honore Avenue: “Senior Speed Dating.” Hey, when you reach a certain age, I guess time is of the essence! Homeless Center Controversy… Recommendations that a new homeless center be built north of downtown hit a […]

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Island Chatter SKA

Island Chatter SKA

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

SIESTA KEY ASSOCIATION FEBRUARY MEETING By Diana Colson JANUARY MINUTES: Read and approved as is. COMMUNITY REPORTS SHERIFF’S REPORT: Sheriff McGregor said there had been a rash of condo burglaries, most with unlocked doors. They have a solid suspect. They believe he watches people leave the building before entering, then removes only part of the money and/or […]

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A message from the Siesta Key Association

A message from the Siesta Key Association

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Beverly Arias So many of us enjoy living here or near Siesta Key and hope to enjoy its bounty of island pleasures for years to come.  Let’s just imagine, some years from now, how great it will be to visit our favorite Siesta Beach with its renovated pavilion area and park grounds.  We will […]

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Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman A little art with your roundabout? The Sarasota City’s Public Art Committee is taking on an epic project. This month it begins to lay the groundwork for statuary for the center of 22 traffic roundabouts. Three are already built, and 19 are on the project list for U.S. 41 and other roads […]

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New Technology Gives Scammers Big Edge

New Technology Gives Scammers Big Edge

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson WORK AT HOME! Great opportunity. Be your own boss working from home. Acting experience helpful but not required. Prior criminal experience a plus. Those with a conscience need not apply. Fun, entertaining work convincing folks you have their best interests at heart when actually (and here’s the fun part) nothing could be […]

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DOES HANDWRITING MATTER IN THE DIGITAL AGE?

DOES HANDWRITING MATTER IN THE DIGITAL AGE?

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson A debate rages over whether or not to continue teaching cursive handwriting in America’s schools.  With focus now on computing, texting, tweeting and the like, maybe all a child needs is to learn how to print. According to ABC NEWS, 41 states no longer require cursive writing to be included in their […]

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THE DRAMATIC WORLD OF JACK GILHOOLEY

THE DRAMATIC WORLD OF JACK GILHOOLEY

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson  A gifted and prolific playwright lives in our midst. Jack Gilhooley has been the recipient of dozens of grants, awards, staged productions and readings of his work not only in the United States but also in Scotland, Ireland, Canada and Australia. In February of 2014, there was a reading of his newest […]

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Meet the New Executive Director of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce

Meet the New Executive Director of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Bob Stein I recently had the opportunity to sit down and ask Debra Lynn-Schmitz, new Executive Director of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce a few questions.  Debra took over the position vacated by Kevin Cooper ‘s departure to the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. What prompted you to apply for the Executive Director position? […]

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THE SNOWY PLOVER: SIESTA KEY'S RARE BEACH GEM

THE SNOWY PLOVER: SIESTA KEY’S RARE BEACH GEM

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Allan Worms, Ph.D. Wildlife Biologist (retired) If you enjoy Siesta Key Beach for walking, sunbathing or other recreation you should know you share it with a great number of shore birds that feed and even nest directly on the beach. This spring we will bring you a series of articles featuring the shorebirds and […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

 By Stan Zimmerman Tax collector haunts Airbnb Sarasota County levies a five percent so-called “bed tax” on accommodations booked for less than six months. Thousands of local businesses levy the surcharge on room rates, from big hotels to mom-and-pop island rentals. The money supports local arts organizations, beach renourishment and other tasks. But websites like […]

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