Archive for May, 2014

Sarasota Waters

Sarasota Waters

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

IT’S TIME! By Allan Worms, Ph.D.  Wildlife Biologist (Retire) The Snowy Plover Nesting Season and Other Special Beach Life of Siesta Key In the minds of many birders, regular beach walkers and a band of Siesta Key and Audubon volunteers the Snowy Plover nesting season is a special time of year. For anyone who has […]

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Beach Reads

Beach Reads

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez, LLC   “Frog Music” by Emma Donoghue c.2014, Little, Brown                          $27.00 / $29.99 Canada                      416 pages Once, it was the most natural question in the world: why? With a child’s usual curiosity, you asked it incessantly. Why are dogs black? Why’s the sun hot? Why do birds fly away?  […]

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Legacy of Valor Films

Legacy of Valor Films

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson The Sarasota Film Festival provided audiences with amazing windows into the world. Especially remarkable were the LEGACY OF VALOR films presented in partnership with the Patterson Foundation. LEGACY OF VALOR proved to be an unforgettable program of films examining the combat and post-combat experiences of American soldiers from WWI through Iraq and […]

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Off Key

Off Key

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson Local Hunter should have Passed on this Easy Buck… Property owners in the rural reaches of eastern Sarasota County have long been frustrated by unauthorized hunting on their land. Unfortunately, by the time a sheriff’s deputy would respond to a complaint, the offenders would often be long gone. Enter Robbie the Robotic […]

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Island Chatter

Island Chatter

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

SKA Meeting Notes By Diana Colson Following a brief COMMUNITY WELCOME & GUEST SIGN-IN, February MINUTES WERE APPROVED &  COMMUNITY REPORTS PRESENTED.  SHERIFF’S OFFICE, SIESTA KEY:  Lieutenant Debra Kaspar reviewed recent events on the island. A number of deputies worked hard on Siesta Key during Spring Break to keep visitors and local citizens safe. There […]

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South County Highlights

South County Highlights

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Debbie Flessner North Port’s Warm Mineral Springs officially reopened on Saturday, April 12, after having been shuttered in June of last year. At that time, the city and Sarasota County, which jointly own the property, could not come to an agreement about a new operator for the 81-acre parcel. Finally, in late March, they […]

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Fishing Forecast for May 2014

Fishing Forecast for May 2014

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Captain Klopfer Adventure Charters  941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com May is a transition month in Sarasota.  Although the calendar says it is still spring, by late May it will definitely feel like summer time.  Pelagic species such as king and Spanish mackerel will have migrated north, inshore fishing will be best early and late, and giant tarpon […]

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Pet Talk

Pet Talk

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

My dog keeps getting bladder stones. Why? Bladder stones are very common in dogs. Breeds with an increased incidence include the Miniature Schnauzer, Dalmatian, Shih Tzu, Dachshund, and Bulldog. There are different types of stones; some may be associated with inherited alterations in urate metabolism, others may form due to the diet.  Once diagnosed with […]

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sheriff's report siesta key

Sheriff’s Report

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 46 crimes reported on the key from 3/19-4/15/14 3/19/14 Battery 5000 Block Ocean Blvd While on a routine foot patrol of Siesta Village, a sheriff observed multiple subjects leaving a nightclub in a hurry. One of the subjects advised he was in a physical altercation inside the bar and pointed […]

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Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman County picks new lobbyist For nearly 20 years the law firm Holland & Knight was Sarasota County’s ear to the ground on Capitol Hill. But last year the county opened up the position and solicited proposals. The winner is Becker & Poliakoff, which surprisingly has a local office. And maybe not so […]

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