Archive for July, 2016

A series called Rental

A series called Rental

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson The pilot for a new half-hour comedy series is being shot here in Sarasota. The show is called Rental, and Bob Gray is creator, executive producer and writer of the series. Bob is head of the Digital Film Program at Suncoast Technical College (STC), and a well-known Sarasota filmmaker. He is also […]

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Dredging Up the Past...

Dredging Up the Past…

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

$425,000 later, residents along lower Matheny Creek schooled on intricacies of dredging process By Robert Frederickson Recent efforts by a group of Coral Cove and Buccaneer Bay homeowners to enlist county and regional support in reducing shoaling and sediment build up in lower Matheny Creek illustrate just how much has changed over the years when […]

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Piro & Associates - A Boutique Real Estate Firm

Piro & Associates – A Boutique Real Estate Firm

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson ~ Piro & Associates is a specialized Sarasota Real Estate office offering boutique services and personalized care of clients, both residential and commercial. James J. Piro and his wife, Linda Piro, co-founded the firm. Today, they serve international clients as well as local, maintaining a special affiliation with Italian Real Estate. James J. Piro […]

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Off Key

Off Key

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson Rocket Fueled Spin Control When a Space X Falcon 9 rocket test landing fell woefully short of expectations recently, company CEO Elon Musk went into full fledged spin control, calling the landing “a rapid unscheduled disassembly.” In other words, it crashed. 175 mile an Hour Winds Coming to Tampa Bay Area? No, […]

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Boulevard Buzz

Boulevard Buzz

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney/Emy Stein New tenant for former 7-Eleven store The new tenant of the former 7-Eleven store on Ocean Boulevard is expected to be the Key West Sandal Factory, SNL has learned. “They’ve been an institution in Key West,” Jim Syprett — who co-owns the property at 5232 Ocean Blvd. — said of the […]

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Woman's Exchange in time of quandary

Woman’s Exchange in time of quandary

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson The Woman’s Exchange gives back enormously to our community. In addition to $300,000 awarded in grants and scholarships, the organization paid out about $2,100,000 to their consignors over the past year. These monies were earned from the sale of an average of 12,000 items each month. Executive director, Karen Koblentz, says: “We […]

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siesta key trolley

Trolleys Needed

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Siesta leaders say trolley would help keep Siesta a top destination   By Roger Drouin Stephen Leatherman, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University, also known as “Dr. Beach,” wants everyone to know about how beautiful Siesta’s beaches are. In Dr. Beach’s ranking of Siesta Beach as the second […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

An interview with Cindy Welsh  By Mike Sales The first time I heard Cindy Welsh, was at the Siesta Key Oyster Bar’s weekly open mic night, held each Tuesday. She was playing in a duo and I remember being impressed with her obvious love for the music and how it showed in her dedication to […]

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Traffic Advisory Council votes unanimously to deny restrictions on Beach Road parking spaces

Traffic Advisory Council votes unanimously to deny restrictions on Beach Road parking spaces

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Property owners at the Sunset Royale condominium complex on Siesta Key voiced frustration and their eagerness for the County Commission to address the matter after the county’s Traffic Advisory Council (TAC) unanimously denied their request to eliminate 12 parking spaces parallel to Siesta Public Beach, limit the spaces to loading […]

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Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Property values top $50 billion Property values across the county have now topped $50 billion overall for the first time since the economy plunged into the Recession. Preliminary figures from the Sarasota County Property Appraiser’s Office show the total county property value is up 7.78 percent from 2015. The total estimated value […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com FDOT drops plans for roundabout at Midnight Pass Road/Beach Road intersection Sarasota County Commission Chair Al Maio made about 100 residents very happy during the June 2 Siesta Key Association (SKA) meeting when he announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has cancelled its plans for a roundabout at […]

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A Dynasty of Pizza Makers

A Dynasty of Pizza Makers

July 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Philip Solorzano is the owner of Solorzano’s Pizzeria Siesta Key and Solorzano’s Late Night Pizzeria in Gulf Gate. An energetic young guy, he and his brother, Carlos, share a passion for pizza. Their grandfather was a pizza man, and so was their father and most of their uncles and cousins.  Phil shrugs, […]

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