Archive for February, 2016

Siesta organizations hoping for progress on a plan to create about 300 more Village parking spaces

Siesta organizations hoping for progress on a plan to create about 300 more Village parking spaces

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com For more than a year, Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA) Vice President Mark Smith and a committee comprising members of that group and other island organizations have been working to carve out about 300 additional Village parking spaces — a highly prized commodity for residents and visitors alike. After a […]

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Boulevard Buzz

Boulevard Buzz

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney Sarasota NewsLeader.com Lots of events ahead for the Key With the start of a new year comes planning for four major events sponsored by the Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA), and that planning is well under way. During the SKVA monthly meeting in January, President Wendall Jacobsen announced that the annual Valentine […]

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Federal agency seeking state help to speed up timeline for completing Lido Renourishment Project application

Federal agency seeking state help to speed up timeline for completing Lido Renourishment Project application

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Publishers Note: The following article is one of the new shared content articles with The Sarasota News Leader (SNL). A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has told The Sarasota News Leader (SNL) that the federal agency still is working on its response to the Florida Department […]

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Sarasota news

Up and Down the Trail

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin  Still Running Strong Runners participated in the 13th annual Ringling Bridge Run Saturday, Jan. 16. The Sarasota YMCA hosted the four-mile road race, which began at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and crossed over the John Ringling Bridge. A break from some stormy weather gave hundreds of participants clear and sunny […]

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Sand Castles

Sand Castles

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Sandwiched between water at Fisherman’s Cove Roger Drouin Every one of the 84 units at Fisherman’s Cove has a direct Gulf view. Some renters staying at the complex have even told staff that it is like “staying on a cruise ship” because of the views, said Rhonda Holliday, rental and property manager at Fisherman’s Cove. […]

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F2 Tornado Races Across Key - Cleanup Efforts Move Apace

F2 Tornado Races Across Key – Cleanup Efforts Move Apace

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson The two areas most heavily damaged by the tornado that raced across Siesta Key, Little Sarasota Bay and parts of the Sarasota mainland during the early morning hours of Sunday January 17 both had names that proved eerily prophetic. On the Key, The Excelsior Beach to Bay Condominiums took the brunt of […]

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Off Key

Off Key

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Clueless in Hollywood to Jobless in Newtown Sean Penn’s Least Convincing Role In his latest real-life portrayal, man of action Sean Penn fancies himself some sort of journalistic messiah on a mission to save the profession from itself after a generation of steep decline. So what does he do in the […]

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