Archive for September, 2015

County one step closer to South Siesta project permit

County one step closer to South Siesta project permit

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin A “no-effect determination” by officials at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service means Sarasota County is closer to a final permit — and thus an anticipated January start date for the long-planned South Siesta Renourishment. The county’s consultant was notified recently of the federal agency’s conclusion that the South Siesta Renourishment project […]

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Boulevard Buzz

Boulevard Buzz

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

                                                   NEWS FROM THE SIESTA KEY VILLAGE ASSOCIATION       Sheriff’s substation closes in the Village The substation located in the Siesta Center on Ocean Blvd. has been vacated although, according to Lieutenant Debra Kaspar, some additional work must be done inside before it is turned back over to management at the end of September.  All […]

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Island Fishmonger

Island Fishmonger

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

When I first starting fishing these Florida Gulf waters many years ago, we would travel until we got to the coordinates of mile marker destinations known as M3 or M7 and even further out to  the Gulf stream or occasionally the Middle Grounds in search of the larger Grouper and Snapper. I remember throwing back […]

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Siesta Key Round-Up

Siesta Key Round-Up

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Bob Stein   FDOT to discuss intersection change The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is considering some changes at the intersection of Stickney Point Road and Midnight Pass Road. L.K. Nandam, District Traffic Operations Engineer and Michael Kautz, Highway Safety Manager will make an informal presentation at the Sept. 3 Siesta Key Association meeting, said […]

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sheriff's report siesta key

Sheriff’s Report

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 34 crimes reported on the Key from July 18 – August 19, 2015 7/27/15 Theft  700 Block Beach Rd. A man reported a stolen bicycle. He advised he was staying in a vacation rental and left his bike unlocked in a bike rack on Beach Rd before walking down to […]

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Sand Castles

Sand Castles

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

A mix of old and new canal homes By Roger Drouin Solitude Lane and Big Oak Lane offer deep-water canal access and dead-end-street seclusion just steps from Crescent Beach and Siesta Beach and only a few blocks from the Stickney Point Bridge. The single-family homes on this pair of streets are part of the “Secluded […]

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Island Chatter

Island Chatter

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

SIESTA KEY ASSOCIATION MEETING NOTES By Diana Colson It has been two months since the last SKA meeting.  Michael Shay called the meeting to order and June Minutes were approved. COMMUNITY REPORT: Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Chris Laster oversees the Siesta Key Substation. He reported that— through luck and informants— the office had been able to […]

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Island Girl

Island Girl

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt This months Island Girl is Trinian, who recently moved here after graduating from the University of Oklahoma. She enjoys competitive tennis, music, swimming, and spending time with family and friends. "Since I was little, I have spent at least 2 weeks of summer vacation each year in Sarasota." Trinian will be serving the Sarasota community […]

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Soulfully Yours Donnarose

Soulfully Yours Donnarose

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I’m having a hard time feeling happy. So many people around me seem to be living the life and are so happy. And here I am going in the opposite direction. What am I doing wrong? ~Thanks, Rina A: ~ “Things always get brighter, when our vibration is higher.” ~Donnarose Melvin Well, […]

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Deli food galore at Corkscrew Deli in Landings Plaza

Deli food galore at Corkscrew Deli in Landings Plaza

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

The Sarasota region has a wealth of fine dining establishments. There is fine Continental cuisine, ethnic fare featuring everything from Italian to Spanish, Cuban to Peruvian, Mexican to Asian, and more. The food itself is myriad. Depending on restaurant, you can dine on ostrich, buffalo, elk, frog, alligator, venison, wild hog, quail, plus seafood from […]

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got sand?

got sand?

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

State of the Crystal Classic By Brian Wigglesworth With the number of visitors dwindling here on the Key for the back-to-school season, the committee for The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is well under way planning for this year’s presentation of the art of sand sculpting to welcome all of our seasonal friends back. Maria Bankemper, […]

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Events Pictorial

Events Pictorial

September 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Themes a Big Hit at Kids Summer Beach Runs Photos by Trebor Britt Hundreds of runners of all ages sprinting from the starting line for the final beach run of the season on fantastic Siesta Beach. Between 300-600 runners participated each week for 10 weeks.  Children enjoying the prerace “Christmas in July” theme of the […]

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