Archive for June, 2014

America’s Favorite Summertime Treat

America’s Favorite Summertime Treat

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Emy Stein If you ask most Americans what their fondest summertime treat was growing up, chances are ice cream will be at the top of their list. And, most will say they preferred the ice cream parlors over the grocery store variety. Even with the endless choices available in today’s supermarkets, ice cream parlors […]

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Lido and City of Sarasota fight Dredge and Fill … a time capsule

Lido and City of Sarasota fight Dredge and Fill … a time capsule

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Catherine Luckner, Siesta Key Association, VP In old newsprint, carefully archived at the History Center, the message was clear. Not long ago, and across the Big Pass waters, south Lido Park was born. It was 1967, Arvida Corporation sought permits for development of the southern tip of Lido Key. Arvida was most influential in […]

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Off Islands

Off Islands

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore  A look at news happening on neighboring islands  If only life were simple The residents of Holmes Beach get to live there and frolic on Manatee Beach – year round if they want to. A bonus is that Manatee County (which owns the beach) sponsors film festivals, power boat races and all […]

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South County Highlights

South County Highlights

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

  By Debbie Flessner Venice native Josh Kaufman wins ‘The Voice’ Months after his first audition with the hit NBC singing competition show ‘The Voice’, soulful vocalist Josh Kaufman emerged victorious as the season 5 winner in a star-studded season finale on May 20. Kaufman, who was born in Sarasota, but lived in Venice during […]

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got sand?  Pile it, Pound it, Sculpt it

got sand? Pile it, Pound it, Sculpt it

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Brian Wigglesworth This November 14-17th twenty-four of the most talented sculptors from around the globe will gather on Siesta Key Beach to create large works of art made entirely out of sand and water, to compete in the 5th annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition. As a ‘Master’ sand sculptor myself, […]

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Island Chatter

Island Chatter

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Association Meeting By Diana Colson  APRIL MINUTES: Approved as written. COMMUNITY REPORTS:  Code Enforcement: John Lally returned April 28. He read a list of code issues that had come up, mostly concerning remodeling without permits, short term rentals, convictions, and scheduled hearings. Regrettably, a Code Enforcement Officer who was investigating an illegal rental had been […]

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Drum Circle Magic

Drum Circle Magic

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson The Siesta Key Drum Circle takes place at the public beach every Sunday, rain or shine. Locals and tourists alike get swept up in pulsating rhythms. Dozens of drums and percussion instruments play, and the sound is mesmerizing. An acoustical zither is hammered into a twanging sound, contrasting sharply to the booming […]

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Out of State Green Rush, Marijuna

Out of State Green Rush, Marijuna

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

State lawmakers want to keep Florida pot home-grown. But the low-THC medical marijuana recently authorized by the Legislature has sparked an out-of-state “green” rush before the bill has even been signed into law. Pot-related business owners from outside the state are less interested in the low-THC strain that will soon be legal — Gov. Rick […]

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off key news

Off Key

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson  From One Retirement Mecca to Another  The Company We Keep Did you see where Sarasota was named the best city in the nation for retirees by the financial planning website CreditDonkey.com? But before getting too carried away with the glory of it all, consider the company we’re in. Also making the top […]

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Other News

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key – Outdoor Display – SKOD Update Wording for the Zoning Code is now in the hands of Sarasota County working the language into an Ordinance.  The intent is to allow retail outdoor displays only on properties zoned Commercial General within the overlay district.  This will apply for both retail and bike/scooter rental businesses.  […]

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Soulful Advice from Donnarose

Soulful Advice from Donnarose

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Q:  Dear Donnarose, I’m a 7th grade school teacher. Being very intuitive, I’ve noticed some of my students display certain signs that indicate they’re spiritually connected, and clearly different than my other students. Any advice to best guide these children? ~Blessings, Maggie  A: ~ “Children more connected to the spiritual realm, often feel like they don’t belong. […]

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Arts on the Horizon!

Arts on the Horizon!

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Jaye Clements Summer is finally here, the kids are out of school!  What to do, what to do?  Here are a few suggestions for entertainment this month… June 1 to 21 – Sarasota Orchestra presents the Sarasota Music Festival. You’ll enjoy the best of the best upcoming young musicians from around the world. http://www.sarasotaorchestra.org/concerts?view=events&ohanah_category_id=7 […]

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