Archive for June, 2015

The Beautiful Birds of Siesta Key Beach

The Beautiful Birds of Siesta Key Beach

June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Allan Worms, Ph.D., Wildlife Biologist (retired) Photos by Claire Herzog Siesta Key Beach is known for its cool and beautiful white sand and its gently sloping shore. But it is also known for the outstanding array of birds that live and breed on the beach, that come to catch fish along the shore or […]

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Jr. Lifeguard Program needs your help

Jr. Lifeguard Program needs your help

June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Sarasota County Junior Lifeguard Program is looking to raise funds to purchase new sets of boards, belts, cans and cover repairs on a trailer that was donated five years ago. They would also like to provide financial coverage for campers looking to compete in the competitions by paying for USLA memberships and competition fees, […]

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Off Islands

Off Islands

June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore If you cut sea grape trees do they cry salty tears People laughed when Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from her house. Well, if she lived on Little Diomede Island, Alaska she would be able to see Russia (Big Diomede Island – part of the Chukogke Autonomous Okrug, Russia) as […]

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Big Pass dredging then and now

Big Pass dredging then and now

June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Convergence of events halted plans to dredge Big Pass in early 90s By Roger Drouin   Twenty one years ago—long enough for many to forget—three events converged to kill plans that would have scraped sand from Big Pass to stabilize two local beaches. A pivotal lawsuit filed and won by the Siesta Key Association (SKA), a […]

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The artistic vision of Nadja Marks-Shafton

The artistic vision of Nadja Marks-Shafton

June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Nadja Marks-Shafton is a talented and prolific artist. She works internationally, and will be exhibiting her most recent collection this June in Sarasota. Nadja was born on the coast of Massachusetts in a quaint fishing village just south of Boston. Her South African mother’s work allowed the family to travel for three […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Visitors at Siesta Key beach enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of the island. Check to see if you or anyone you know made it into the pages of our Siesta Sand.  Feel free to share on facebook.  Photos by Jaye Clements/Sarasota Photography unless otherwise stated.  

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Island Fishmonger

Island Fishmonger

June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

There is an art to everything…even buying fish! Buying food is not brain surgery of course. We all do it every day but when buying fish there is actually an art to it. Anybody can go to a fish counter and tell your fishmonger what you want. This quick and easy way of buying will […]

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Chianti Celebrates Second Anniversary

Chianti Celebrates Second Anniversary

June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

In the two years since opening in March of ’13, Chianti Ristorante Italiano on Clark Road has become a Sarasota favorite for delicious Italian food and for being a fun place to “hang out”. Manager Angelo DiFiore and Chef Stefano Castaldo, both natives of Italy, have been wowing the guests with Dinner Shows, entertainers, Daily […]

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Connie Lewis offers a different type of massage experience

Connie Lewis offers a different type of massage experience

June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Photos and story by Debbie Flessner As Connie Lewis prepared to celebrate her 19th year in business at Massage Experience on Siesta Key, she reflected on how she got to this place in her life. Because as tranquil and relaxing as her massage therapy spa is, her life has not been so. Her father passed […]

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Refreshing Sangrias for Sunny Summer Dayz!

Refreshing Sangrias for Sunny Summer Dayz!

June 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Maureen Rooney, Siesta Key Wines Did you know that Sangria was first introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York? It’s the Spanish version of a traditional punch made with wine, fruits and brandy. Since then, Sangrias have become exceedingly popular and it seems that every restaurant has its […]

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