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Month: May 2014

Coming Home After a Storm

Could aging water treatment plant stand in the way? By Robert Frederickson The primary drivers behind Sarasota County’s efforts to decommission the aging Siesta Key water treatment plant may be financial and environmental in nature, but for Island residents the Read More

Three Groins in a Fountain

By Peter van Roekens You probably remember the film and lyrics of Three Coins in the Fountain each one seeking happiness. According to the Army Core of Engineers (COE) three groins are required on South Lido to retain the sand Read More

Photo Gallery

This month’s island girl is Chelsea from Bradenton, Florida.  Chelsea enjoys crafting, finding new places to dine, and going to the beach. She’s a full time student at the state college, but plans to attend Auburn in Alabama next year.  Read More

Soulful Advice from Donnarose

  Q:  Dear Donnarose, even though I no longer believe in the Christian religion but did most of my life, while some may think this is hypocritical, I still feel like I have the Spirit of Jesus with me.  Does this Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight

An interview with Tony Tyler By Mike Sales About 5 years ago having just picked up the guitar myself I would go to the open blues jam at Ace’s Lounge in Bradenton, FL, to practice in front of friendly peers. Read More

Siesta Beach Wedding

SIESTA BEACH WEDDING ~ Laura Slough of England and Gregory Peguero of the Dominican Republic exchanging their vows at a wedding ceremony held on spectacular Siesta Beach recently. HOW THEY MET Laura’s parents and brothers surprised her by taking her Read More