Archive for October, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Reopen Beach Road

Letter to the Editor: Reopen Beach Road

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Hopefully you saw Tom Lyons’ article in the 9/15/16 Sarasota Herald Tribune. For those of you who have not been following Reopen Beach Road, reopenbeachroad.com, here is a quick recap: The same things that make Beach Road such a beautiful drive also make it vulnerable to storms. The County has paid for and ignored engineering […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

With 35 miles of pristine beaches in Sarasota County, it’s pretty easy to fill your day with some fun in the sun!  As usual we had visitors from far and near making amazing memories at our beautiful beaches!  Photos by Sarasota Photography.                           […]

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Siesta's Bartender of the Month

Siesta’s Bartender of the Month

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

This month's Siesta bartender of the month is Jessica originally from Findlay Ohio.  Jessica currently tends bar at Crescent Club, located at 6519 Midnight Pass Road, on the island.   After relocating to NYC 12 years ago, then moving to Sarasota, Jessica is enjoying ALL the things she can do outdoors.  When asked what she enjoys about […]

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Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Paid parking — it’s back. Parking meters are coming back. Four years after the city of Sarasota’s last brief attempt to implement a paid parking plan downtown, the City Commission approved a plan to install meters on 468 parking spaces on Main Street, Palm Avenue and part of Ringling Boulevard. The meters will be installed […]

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Neighbors of proposed Cassia Cay development awaiting Planning Commission hearing on the project

Neighbors of proposed Cassia Cay development awaiting Planning Commission hearing on the project

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com     Ruth Brandwein and a number of her Pelican Cove neighbors are especially protective of the last undeveloped, private piece of property on Little Sarasota Bay. It stands next to Sarasota County’s Bayonne Preserve, where bald eagles nest and gopher tortoises burrow into their homes. With Oscar Scherer State Park and […]

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siesta key sheriff's report

Sheriff’s Report August 23-September 20, 2016

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 21 crimes reported on Siesta Key between 8/23-9/20/2016             8/23/16 Petit Theft 5200 Block Ocean Blvd. The manager of a Village bar filed a report with the Sheriff’s Department after a customer ran up a bar tab and did not pay his bill. The defendant had […]

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County Commission to vote on local mangrove ordinance

County Commission to vote on local mangrove ordinance

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

The shift in jurisdiction would take effect Nov. 1 if approved By Roger Drouin Sarasota County is continuing to pursue a change that would transfer jurisdiction from the state to the county in matters of mangrove trimming and monitoring throughout the unincorporated county, including Siesta Key. The county has been pursuing local jurisdiction since 2001, said […]

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October Boulevard Buzz

October Boulevard Buzz

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Hackney Brown/Bob Stein Miniature golf course update The couple who hope to create an 18-hole miniature golf operation on Siesta Key’s Calle Minorga appeared before members of the Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA) in September, seeking a letter of support if the organization’s board felt that appropriate. “We see this as just an adjunct […]

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Oct. 10 public hearing set on Siesta Key outdoor business displays guidelines

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com On June 4, 2013, more business owners than usual showed up for the regular meeting of the Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA), and to characterize these new attendees as unhappy might be an understatement. They had learned in May that the Siesta Key Overlay District, which governs all sorts of […]

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FDEP agreed to waiver on Lido Renourishment Project timeline because it wanted more time to review materials related to the application, city engineer says

FDEP agreed to waiver on Lido Renourishment Project timeline because it wanted more time to review materials related to the application, city engineer says

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The reason the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) agreed to extend by 30 days a decision on its next step in the Lido Renourishment Project permit process was because staff wanted more time to review a specific document and it sought additional information about the proposed seagrass mitigation plan. […]

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‘Boundary hearing’ for Siesta Promenade to be held on Oct. 11 at County Commission meeting

‘Boundary hearing’ for Siesta Promenade to be held on Oct. 11 at County Commission meeting

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com In the morning of Oct. 11, the Sarasota County Commission will hold what is termed a “boundary hearing” on the latest proposal for the Siesta Promenade project at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road.It will follow approval of the Consent Agenda of routine business items, county staff […]

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Harbour Towne Yacht club

Harbour Towne Yacht Club is boaters’ oasis

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin             Located mid-Key, Harbour Towne Yacht Club is a gated community of 50 town-home style units amid a landscaped oasis. But for Realtor Bob Ruiz, who lives in the community and has represented either seller or buyer in three separate recent sales there, the prime feature of the […]

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