Archive for March, 2016

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

It may have been cold in a few of the states these visitors were from, but they certainly got to enjoy the 70’s, this month, on Siesta Key Beach!!!  Our  snowbirds love the 70’s!  The weather is ideal here this time of year…  SK Beach is the place to be! 🙂  (Photos by Sarasota Photography […]

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March Boulevard Buzz

March Boulevard Buzz

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com New owners of the 7-Eleven property looking for the right new tenant; discussions continuing on the future of the 162 Beach Road parcel; more details available about the grand opening of the renovated Siesta Beach Park; Easter Egg Hunt volunteers needed; the County Commission chair lets his sense of humor […]

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Captain's Fishing Report for March

Captain’s Fishing Report for March

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for March 2016    March is a great month to fish on Siesta Key.  It is the first month of spring, both on the calendar and outside.  The list of available species is long; snook, redfish, trout, pompano, cobia, king and Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, flounder, snapper, grouper, jack crevelle, and […]

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Profiles in Real Estate: Dan Miller

Profiles in Real Estate: Dan Miller

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Dan Miller is a realtor who lives on Siesta Key. He didn’t grow up here: he was raised in Chicago. He started coming to Florida in the mid-70’s, after his father moved to Sarasota. Dan attended Northeastern Illinois University where he majored in accounting before going on to become an international bank examiner. […]

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Off Key

Off Key

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From High-Rent Retail to the Fine Art of Understatement Buyer’s Remorse at UTC Mall? The lure of the shiny new UTC Mall proved to be just too enticing for Jackie Zumba to resist. So the owner of Jackie Z. Style Company left her downtown Sarasota location behind in late 2014 and made […]

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March Siesta Key Round Up

March Siesta Key Round Up

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Bob Stein and Rachel Brown Hackney Variance approved for Beach Road property On Feb. 17, the Sarasota County Commission unanimously approved a coastal setback variance for the construction of a backyard pool for the house at 113 Beach Road. Before the vote, however, most of the board members’ discussion focused on frustrations regarding precedence, consistency […]

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No word yet on when federal agency will provide response to state’s last questions on Lido Renourishment Project

No word yet on when federal agency will provide response to state’s last questions on Lido Renourishment Project

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

In the meantime, Siesta Key Association vice president commends the work of multiple organizations in opposing plan to dredge Big Pass By Rachel Brown Hackney  SarasotaNewsLeader.com The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is still at work on its response to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s second request for information regarding the proposal to […]

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Sand Castles

Sand Castles

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Gulf & Bay Club: a grand property with a grand view  By Roger Drouin Gulf & Bay Club is an expansive Gulfside resort with more than 780 feet of beach frontage. The resort of 392 condominium units sits on more than 30 acres, a property size that is unique for Siesta Key. “People don’t realize how […]

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Turtle Beach Park to get upgrades

Turtle Beach Park to get upgrades

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin             Tucked away on the south end of the Key and known as a local favorite, the park at Turtle Beach will be getting upgrades soon as part of a $601,000 Sarasota County improvement project. The improvement project includes expanded parking, new sidewalks and crosswalks, a relocated […]

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Tornado Aftermath: Picking up the Pieces

Tornado Aftermath: Picking up the Pieces

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson In the immediate aftermath of the F2 tornado that ripped the roof off building five at the Excelsior Beach to Bay Condominiums on January 17, the first reaction of residents and guests at the complex after the initial shock was one of relief. Things could have been so much worse. No one […]

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Siesta Isles’ appeal over tree removal leads to ordinance and procedural changes

Siesta Isles’ appeal over tree removal leads to ordinance and procedural changes

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

The same day the County Commission approves the measures, it also awards the neighborhood group another $10,000 through the Neighborhood Grant Program By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The Sarasota County Commission has amended its Tree Ordinance to prevent a recipient of any county Neighborhood Grant Initiative Program award from being stopped in its tracks in […]

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Island Girl

Island Girl

March 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

This month's island girl is Floriadian native, Krystal Lee who can't imagine living anywhere else.  Krystal Lee's passion is working on bridal hair and make-up from her Krystal Lee Salon in Sarasota.  When she's not behind the chair making someone look and feel beautiful, you can find her on the beach.  She loves paddle boarding, […]

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