Archive for May, 2014

Florida: the perils and profits of pot

Florida: the perils and profits of pot

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman American law is in a literal pot hole. Marijuana possession, sale and cultivation is about as illegal as it gets. It is banned under an international treaty promulgated by the United States. It is illegal under U.S. Code. And it is illegal in Florida. Yes two U.S. states – Washington and Colorado […]

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Coming Home After a Storm

Coming Home After a Storm

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 most important factor behind the decision may just be the removal of a potential roadblock […]

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Three Groins in a Fountain

Three Groins in a Fountain

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 that the COE plans to place on Lido Beach. These groins will slow the erosion […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

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By Stan Zimmerman North Shell Road joins 21st century         It is about the only place in the county you could park in front of a fire hydrant and not get a ticket. North Shell Road is a small spur west off Higel Ave. and terminating on Big Pass directly across from the southern tip of Lido […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

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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.  (Photo by Jaye Clements – Sarasota Photography) Beachgoers were in for a treat on the […]

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Arts on the Horizon!

Arts on the Horizon!

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By Jaye Clements As season officially winds down, there are still plenty of  events taking place around town.  Below are some highlights of what you can expect. May 1 to 31 – Hero the Musical at the Asolo – Playwright Aaron Thielen and songwriter Michael Mahler collaborate to produce a musical show consisting of real life […]

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Soulful Advice from Donnarose

Soulful Advice from Donnarose

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

  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 make sense to you? ~Marilyn  A: ~ “Religious or not…Jesus will never put you on the […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight

Who’s Playing Tonight

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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. Everyone there was cordial and supportive, but the talent pool was deep and every week […]

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SEEING LIFE THROUGH MULTIPLE LENSES

SEEING LIFE THROUGH MULTIPLE LENSES

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt This Siesta Beach lifeguard truly sees the world through multiple lenses. The twin lenses of binoculars, the lenses God gave her, and the telephoto lenses of her digital SLR camera. We can thank Ringling College recruiters and her love of the water for bringing this outgoing and accomplished swimmer and lifeguard to our […]

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Siesta Beach Wedding

Siesta Beach Wedding

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 and a couple friends from London to New York City to celebrate her 21st birthday. […]

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Off Islands

Off Islands

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

A look at news happening on our neighboring Islands   By Roger Skidmore Not all Snowbirds leaving Well, not exactly birds. Longboat has long had a problem with guests overstaying their welcome but, given enough hints, they usually pack-up and head for home at some point in time. This problem, according to Longboat Key Town Manager […]

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Springtime Wines for Mother’s Day

Springtime Wines for Mother’s Day

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By  Maureen Rooney, Wine Consultant Celebrating Mother’s Day is a good reason to break out all the great Springtime Wines that complement the season and enhance the flavors of our Spring menus.  Whether you know what type of wine Mom likes or not, this is a great opportunity to introduce her to wines that she […]

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