Archive for October, 2015

SKA- Working for You!

SKA- Working for You!

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

An update on the Lido Beach Renourishment project By Catherine Luckner On Sept. 4, nearly six months since the Permit application notice, the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) responded to questions (RAI) from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Questions from FDEP were extensive regarding the project with multiple areas of focus including project […]

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Capital improvements funded in FY 2016

Capital improvements funded in FY 2016

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Before wrapping up its approval of the fiscal year 2016 budget, the County Commission held six budget workshops this year. “It has been very comprehensive,” said Commissioner Alan Maio, who as District 4 Commissioner represents the Key. The board began discussing the budget back in December at a retreat with County Administrator […]

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World Lacrosse Beach Festival

World Lacrosse Beach Festival

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt More than two hundred 7-18 year old youth boys and girls celebrated the First annual World Lacrosse Beach Festival just a hundred yards from the Gulf of Mexico shoreline on world renowned Siesta Beach. The two day tournament is a fundraiser created by Casey Powell co-founder with Heather O'Neill of the Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation. The […]

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off key news

Off Key

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Lists We’d Sooner Miss to Hillary’s Shopping Bliss Some of Our Favorite (and Least Favorite) Lists Our area routinely makes the cut for many national lists. Top Beaches…Top Retirement Destinations…Most Livable Cities…Top Towns for Unattended Turn Signal Usage… and my personal tongue-in-cheek favorite, Top Places to Drive Your Vehicle into a […]

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Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Up & Down the Trail By Roger Drouin and Debbie Flessner  Developer pitches major project  Up to 130 residential units and a large commercial center could soon rise up on 18-plus acres of vacant South Sarasota land at 7914 Tamiami Trail and just south of Holiday Drive.  According to paperwork filed with the Sarasota County […]

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Satchel’s Last Resort Sanctuary gets some help from Siesta residents

Satchel’s Last Resort Sanctuary gets some help from Siesta residents

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Reva, a Sharpei mix, was picked up by Sarasota County Animal Services in June. She was a stray, about seven or eight months old, and very friendly. But she had two front broken legs —an old injury that hadn’t healed — and could barely walk. Satchel’s Last Resort, a Sarasota non-profit animal […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

An interview with Russell Donnellon By Mike Sales The phrase “I’m a solo guitar instrumentalist”, is unlikely to convey the hours upon hours of practice and development over years of dedication to an instrument and a way of life that just 10 seconds of listening can do in an instant. Mastery has the power to […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Fall in Sarasota brings Snowbirds from all over the world just to enjoy Siesta Key! (Photos by Sarasota Photography/ Jaye Clements unless otherwise stated.)   SQUID KIDS Photo by Trebor Britt Tiffany Cranos (7) and Brynn Hyde (9)  showing off the squid hats they purchased at Beach Bazzaar on Siesta Key. About her hat Brynn said, “very […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

The ultimate Sarasota seasonal treat that’s rare but worth the effort…Snook! Stone Crab season opens up October 15, (which will be plentiful at that time at Big Water Fish Market) but unlike Stone Crabs that are brought to us by commercial fishermen, Snook (season: Sept. 1 – Nov. 30) cannot be commercially harvested so you have […]

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Soulfully Yours Donnarose

Soulfully Yours Donnarose

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I'm trying to be more non-judgmental, but it's so difficult when so many around me constantly judge. Any suggestions to make this easier? ~Thanks, Carl A: ~ “Judge nothing, you will be happy." ~Sri Chinmoy You may be less inclined to join in with the judging group, if you remind yourself of […]

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Bartender of the Month

Bartender of the Month

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Our lovely bartender this month is Heather from Turtle's Restaurant of Little Sarasota Bay, located at 8875 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key.  Heather's hometown is Burlington Vermont and has been tending bars for four years.  Heather loves to run, surf and travel with her husband.  She describes herself as an active, fun loving adventure seeking kind of […]

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Siesta Key Association meeting notes

Siesta Key Association meeting notes

October 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Michael Shay called the meeting to order and the August minutes were approved. Community reports: Sheriff’s Office Lt. Kasper noted the sheriff’s office would not renew the lease for the Siesta Key substation when it expires Sept. 30. A temporary substation has been set up in a trailer in the Siesta Beach […]

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