Archive for April, 2014

Two Outstanding SKA Board Members Retire

Two Outstanding SKA Board Members Retire

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Two Board Members of the Siesta Key Association retired March 1st after years of exceptional service. Peter van Roekens served on the board for a total of 12 years. He specialized in all things having to do with Big Pass. He was also instrumental in handling many smaller, more localized issues, such as getting the […]

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Third time a charm for Stickney Point/Midnight Pass intersection?

Third time a charm for Stickney Point/Midnight Pass intersection?

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson Recent changes to the rules of the road at the Stickney Point/Midnight Pass Road intersection demonstrate that if nothing else, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) takes complaints from the public seriously. Hopefully, by the time you read this, the third plan in as many months should be in place to address pedestrian […]

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Financial manna

Financial manna

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Fighting slum and blight after the slum is gone by Stan Zimmerman Let’s say you live in a nice house with a comfortable income. But your neighbor next door lives in a slum, hand-to-mouth. You get an idea. You give your neighbor some money every month, no strings attached, if he’ll use it to fix […]

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Siesta Key's Volunteer Leaders

Siesta Key’s Volunteer Leaders

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Bob Stein Since Siesta Key is one of the few barrier islands in Florida that is not incorporated, the Island Associations and the Siesta Key Chamber are the closest local government Siesta Key has.  The County Commissioners pay close attention to the needs and wants of these Associations and the Chamber. Siesta Key Association […]

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SKA Annual Breakfast Meeting

SKA Annual Breakfast Meeting

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Approximately 150 Members and Guests of the Siesta Key Association gathered at the Annual Breakfast Meeting. The event was held at St. Boniface Episcopal Church in the Community Room, with The Honorable Nora Patterson, Sarasota County Commissioner, slated as speaker. Guests gathered between 8 and 8:30 for coffee and juice, and were […]

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Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

by Stan Zimmerman Plot your spot, your parking spot The City of Sarasota is rushing madly to build a new downtown parking garage on its State Street surface parking lot. The planning board, the development review committee and soon the city commission will all check the appropriate bureaucratic boxes because the building is contracted to […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

by Stan Zimmerman New bus shelters for Siesta Don’t run outside yet, because you’ll be waiting for a long time. But eventually new bus shelters are planned for areas near Siesta Beach in 2016. In addition new crosswalk striping and handicap ramps would be provided at three locations at the public beach main parking lot. […]

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A DREAM LAST NIGHT to be filmed in Southwest Florida

A DREAM LAST NIGHT to be filmed in Southwest Florida

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Independent film producer K.C. Schulberg recently addressed a group of film enthusiasts at a Sarasota Film Commission Mixer. Jeanne Corcoran, Director of the Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office, had invited this third generation film executive to tell about the feature film he will soon be shooting in Southwest Florida. The film […]

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The Grasshopper-El Chapulin brings you Tex-Mex from the Mid-West

The Grasshopper-El Chapulin brings you Tex-Mex from the Mid-West

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Sky Rose This Tex-Mex Restaurant & Lounge traveled from the Mid-West to bring you their family tradition of Tex-Mex flavors.  A little history here, “The Grasshopper Lounge” opened its doors in 1971 by owners Jesse and Cleo Rosales in the historical 1873 US Armory building of downtown Adrian, Michigan.  Thereafter in 1978, the family […]

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Pet Talk

Pet Talk

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

  Dr. Chauvet earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon,Canada,and is known internationally for her specialized work in the relatively rare field of veterinary neurology speaking to, training, and consulting with veterinary practices and organizations globally. My beagle girl had three UTIs in the past few months. What could […]

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Soulful Advice from Donnarose

Soulful Advice from Donnarose

April 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 […]

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Get Ready for Springtime Wines from Puglia

Get Ready for Springtime Wines from Puglia

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Maureen Rooney, Wine Consultant Extraordinaire , Siesta Key Wines Spring is finally here and so are the great wines from the past year’s harvest. Discovering new wines is exciting, but this time, we hit the jackpot!  How can one winery make so many really, really good wines? This past month we were honored to […]

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