Archive for January, 2016

Siesta Key Association Meeting Notes

Siesta Key Association Meeting Notes

January 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Michael Shay called the meeting to order.  November Minutes were approved.  Community Reports – Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jason Mruczek said it has been a quiet month with not much happening. A lady in the audience asked for clarification of the law governing excessive noise. She said vacationing neighbors had been causing considerable […]

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Off Islands

Off Islands

January 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Hunting Season opens in January  No, all the bears on Longboat Key were shot many years ago and no Key Deer have been seen in living memory. And of course we know it would be so politically incorrect to go open season on the Manatees that we won’t even think of going there. So yes, […]

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Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings

January 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

A PERFECT WEDDING RECIPE  By Trebor Britt  Add a perfect couple in love, to a perfect beach, mix in a light Gulf breeze and an ideal temperature and what do you get; a perfect wedding. That was the setting as Kaitlyn Walls of Tampa married Christian Altamirano, of Long Island, New York along the shoreline […]

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January Boulevard Buzz

January Boulevard Buzz

January 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

A message from the Siesta Key Village Association Mount ‘N Repair returns to the Key  They’re Baack… When longtime business owners, David “Mort” Mortimer and wife Kathy were told their landlord had no plans to renew their lease, they were surprised and angry. Having operated their jewelry sales and repair business out of that same […]

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Atkins Report/Big Pass Dredging

Atkins Report/Big Pass Dredging

January 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Publishers Note: Recently we have heard so many news outlets talk briefly about the Atkins Report that was sent recently to the Board of County Commissioners. The report looks at the potential damage to Siesta Key, the Ted Sperling Park on Lido Key and navigation through Big Sarasota Pass. Please keep yourself informed by reading […]

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Meet the New Executive Director of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce

Meet the New Executive Director of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce

January 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Bob Stein  I recently had the opportunity to interview Ann Frescura the new Executive Director of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce. Ann took over the position that was vacated by Debra Lynn-Schmitz this past summer. Question: What prompted you to apply for the Executive Director position?  Answer: It has been a life long dream […]

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South Siesta Key Beach Renourishment to Start

South Siesta Key Beach Renourishment to Start

January 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

The county has secured all final permits, including a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers and approval by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and secured the contractor New Jersey-based Weeks Marine for $18.1 million. Weeks Marine was the sole bidder for the project, The County will start the restoration in January and finish […]

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