Archive for October, 2016

Capt. Styles’ former home turned into rental property

Capt. Styles’ former home turned into rental property

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

One of the property owners involved in the May 11 North Beach Road vacation petition — Christy Ramsey — has sold her house at 99 Beach Road for $3 million to Holderness Enterprises LLC, which lists a 7333 N. Tamiami Trail address in Sarasota. Many Siesta residents will recall that before Ramsey owned the property, […]

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Notes from the island fishmonger

Notes from the island fishmonger

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Where the Locals Go and Who to Know on Siesta’s South Side Those of us familiar with Siesta Key and the surrounding area have witnessed the growth of the tourist population, vacation rental construction and expanded retail shops/restaurants on the South Side of Siesta Key.    Mainstays on the South Side of the island such as […]

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Siesta Key Sports & Physical Therapy

Siesta Key Sports & Physical Therapy

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson ~  Kristy and Dave Ochsendorf live in The Landings, and are the proprietors of Siesta Key Sports & Physical Therapy. Located in the Village on Siesta Key, the office is celebrating its sixth year of operation. Both Kristy and Dave are highly trained physical therapists, having met when they were both students at Old […]

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Siesta Promenade

Benderson reveals alternative proposal for Siesta Promenade

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Benderson Development is again modifying plans for its large scale, mixed-use Siesta Promenade project for vacant land that was once a mobile home park at the northwest corner of U.S. 41 and Stickney Point Road. In an attempt to address neighborhood concerns, the development company has put together an alternative plan comprised of […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

…an interview with James “Sunny Jim” White by Mike Sales   One of the perks of writing this article, other than getting to know artists I may not otherwise meet, is the opportunity to interview musicians who are further along in their careers than I am and get a first-hand glance of what their stage of […]

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Parking in 12 Beach Road spaces to be restricted from midnight to 5 a.m.

Parking in 12 Beach Road spaces to be restricted from midnight to 5 a.m.

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com In late September, Sarasota County staff posted new signs at 12 parking spaces on Beach Road — adjacent to Siesta Public Beach Park picnic shelters — prohibiting the spaces’ use between midnight and 5 a.m. daily. That restriction was the 4-1 decision of the Sarasota County Commission in a Sept. […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com  Let there be new lights Around mid-October, both north- and southbound drivers on Ocean Boulevard should be alert to new warning lights at the Givens Street intersection, thanks to an initiative prompted by residents of that area and the Siesta Key Association (SKA). Former SKA President Michael Shay told SNL that […]

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Island Girl

Island Girl

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Our October Island Girl, Jenna, loves fishing the beautiful intercoastal with TNT Freedom Fishing Charters. Originally a home grown Georgia girl, Jenna has lived in Sarasota for almost four years now.  She enjoys working out, doing anything outdoors, laying by the beach, and spending time with family. Jenna also works at the Big Water Fish Market […]

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Trolley Update

Trolley Update

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Trolley update Since the SKVA held its meeting in August, board member Russell Matthes explained during the September session, he and former Sarasota County Administrator Jim Ley had met with the CEO of Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, Brad Miller. That organization operates a Jolley Trolley system, Matthes added. “We got some valuable information,” Matthes continued. Miller […]

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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I've been told for years in my readings that I'm highly intuitive, and did spiritual work during some of my past lives.  I wasn't surprised to hear this, as I see and know things before they happen.  But to be honest,  I'm fearful of this power and don't know why.  Please advise. […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore How old does New Music have to be to no longer be new?      Have you ever been to Berlin? Were you there in 1912? Bummer, as you missed the premiere of Arnold Schoenberg’s tour de force Pierrot Lunaire, which was a resounding success. But not to worry, it still sounds […]

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off key news

Off Key

October 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Parking Madness to Revenue ‘Enhancement’ Where Bad Ideas Never Die… It’s said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Which leads us to Sarasota’s city commissioners once again voting to move ahead with plans to install paid parking meters on downtown […]

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