Archive for March, 2015

Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings

March 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

SAND, SEA, AND LOVE story and photos by Trebor Britt Julie Weaver of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Kraig Burzlaff of Andover, Massachusetts exchanged vows surrounded by family and close friends, at an intimate wedding ceremony held on the amazing Siesta Key shoreline behind Palm Bay Club. Glistening Florida waters have been a running theme for this […]

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Is a Roundabout REALLY Needed?

Is a Roundabout REALLY Needed?

March 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin For architect and Siesta resident Mark Smith, all the traffic on the Key isn’t a bad sign—Siesta is the No. 1 beach, after all. “There are a ton of people out here,” Smith said. But the cars aren’t lessening on the roadways during peak times of the year, and now the Florida […]

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The Many-Faceted Career of Charlotte Marin

The Many-Faceted Career of Charlotte Marin

March 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Charlotte Marin‘s life centers around the water. She double-majored in Biology and Spanish at Eckerd College and now holds a full-time job working as a marine biologist in fisheries. This entrepreneurial and beautiful young lady founded Mermaid Swim School, and has built it into a thriving business. She recently founded a swimsuit […]

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SKA Working For You

SKA Working For You

March 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

23 years of Big Pass and island protection – SKA working for you  By Catherine Luckner, VP of SKA  The ebb shoal of Sarasota Big Pass and channel have no history of dredging. Consideration for this area to be dredged , for either navigation or sand source, have been excluded  based on its natural protective […]

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Spring is Coming to Siesta Key Beach

Spring is Coming to Siesta Key Beach

March 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Allan Worms, Ph.D., Wildlife Biologist (retired) Photos courtesy of Claire Herzog No matter the cool breezes — or even if you are a visitor and know there’s snow back home — SPRING is definitely on its way to Siesta Key Beach. AND HERE’S PROOF!! The photo is of a male Snowy Plover — one of […]

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Bartender of the Month

Bartender of the Month

March 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Our bartender this month tends bar at Siesta Key Oyster Bar aka SKOB, by the locals.  Her name is Kelli and she's orginally from Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Kelli has been bartending,on and off, for 13 years since she was 18. "Moving here from Chicago two years ago, I fully appreciate the beauty and the weather!  I spend most […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

March 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

An interview with Dean Johanesen By Mike Sales Dean Johanesen is truly a remarkable artist in his ability, professionalism and dedication. His unique sound is unmistakable and his show is polished, but casual, with each song revealing more depth to his talent than the next. I knew of Dean and his music, mostly from area […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

March 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

  Although there were days where temps reached highs of only the 50’s during the day last month, many visitors enjoyed leaving their parkas and snowshoes behind to play in the powdery sand of Siesta beach and splash in the clear Gulf water. (Photos by Sarasota Photography/ Jaye Clements.)  Of course, some of  the locals  bundled up and […]

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Crescent Beach Grocery offers an interesting shopping experience

Crescent Beach Grocery offers an interesting shopping experience

March 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Think of all the things you want in a grocery store on Siesta Key: A complete selection of grocery items Friendly, personal service The best cold cuts and sandwiches you can find Unusual and delicious salads made on the premises Top-quality meats Specialty items that you don’t find everywhere Fresh produce A fantastic selection of […]

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Off Key

Off Key

March 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Quiet Time in Sarasota to Uncertain Science “Now Entering Sarasota: Shhhhh…” Research Data Services of Tampa called last month’s Thunder By the Bay event a resounding success, generating $8 million for the local economy. But Sarasota Commissioner Susan Chapman has found a cloud in this silver lining, citing the event’s noise […]

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Off Islands

Off Islands

March 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore All Longboat Key sewerage goes into Sarasota Bay Fortunately for all concerned – and that includes people, sea grass, dolphins, manatees and fish – that raw sewerage is in a pipe. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Dave Bullock, Town manager of Longboat Key, thinks that the pipe has […]

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Mothers Helping Mothers

Mothers Helping Mothers

March 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Are you thinking about volunteering in Sarasota?  Have a purpose in life and give back to our community?  I will be highlighting some organizations in our area.  Let’s start with… Mothers Helping Mothers. MHM is a Not-For-Profit, all volunteer staff, serving our community since 1990.  There are no paid employees! 100% goes right back into […]

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