Archive for May, 2016

Sophia & SRQ Shorts Featured at SFF

Sophia & SRQ Shorts Featured at SFF

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson April’s 2016 Sarasota Film Festival (SFF) featured a wide range of films and personalities ranging from the iconic to home grown. It was kicked off in a blaze of glory as celebrated film star, Sophia Loren, was presented with the SFF Legend Award during her appearance at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. […]

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On the Bayou at Somerset Cove

On the Bayou at Somerset Cove

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Somerset Cove is located on the north end of the Key a short stroll from Shell Beach.     The gated boating community of five single-family homes and six duplex townhomes sits on Coconut Bayou. “It’s very quiet back here,” said John Garrity, who has owned a home with his wife in Somerset […]

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Sheriff’s Report March 23 – April 19, 2016

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 47 crimes reported on Siesta Key from 3/23 – 4/19/16                 3/24/16 Theft Public Beach A man visiting the beach with his family had his backpack stolen when he left it near the green lifeguard stand. The bag contained 2 cell phones, $80 cash, 2 […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Sarasota incubator The world premiere of the musical 1776 (actually a remake of the 1997 original, but who’s counting) was held in Sarasota back in 2012. Not just that it opened here, but that this version was developed locally at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and went on for a try on Broadway. […]

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Donate to Keep Fireworks on Siesta Key

Donate to Keep Fireworks on Siesta Key

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

In 2015, we celebrated the 25th year of having fireworks on Siesta Key for the 4th of July.  According to Mike Simmons, Project Manager at Zambelli Fireworks, this display was the largest private show in Sarasota County and one of the largest in the state of Florida.  Because all funding for the annual fireworks comes […]

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Sarasota news

Up and Down the Trail

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

First roundabout sculpture installed On April 17, a new public art piece was installed at the roundabout at Orange Avenue and Main Street in downtown Sarasota. The 20-foot tall sculpture is the first public roundabout sculpture in the city. The sculpture, entitled “Embracing Our Differences,” fulfills a public art requirement for the recently completed Aloft […]

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Soulfully Yours Donnarose

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Q:  Dear Donnarose, within the past 2 months, I seem to be having more vivid dreams than usual.  How much should we really pay attention to them?  ~ Regards, Claudia A: “The sooner you heed the messages in your dreams, you will find they're no longer repeated.” ~ Donnarose Melvin In reference to experiences with […]

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Big Pass Dredging Update

Big Pass Dredging Update

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

State grants six-month extension to City of Sarasota and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for answers on Lido project By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has granted a six-month extension to the City of Sarasota and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide a response to the agency’s […]

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Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast May 2016

Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast May 2016

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Tarpon will arrive off the Siesta Key beaches this month on their annual spawning migration May is a transition month in Sarasota.  Although the calendar says it is still spring, by late May it will definitely feel like summer time.  Pelagic species such as king and Spanish mackerel will have migrated north, inshore fishing will […]

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