Archive for November, 2016

New county ordinance governing mangrove trimming and protection in effect as of Nov. 1

New county ordinance governing mangrove trimming and protection in effect as of Nov. 1

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney Sarasota County Commissioner Christine Robinson still regrets not checking her email an hour or two sooner on Feb. 22, 2014. That was the day Manasota Key residents reported that a crew hired by owners of the property at 8215 Manasota Key Road in Englewood was “cutting and shredding huge amounts of mangroves […]

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November Boulevard Buzz

November Boulevard Buzz

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Morton’s at Siesta Market Holiday Affair Sample Morton’s delicious holiday menu, enjoy wine and cheese tasting, and visit their vendors showcasing new products, a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Easter Seals of SW Florida. The event will take place at Morton’s at Siesta Key 205 Canal Road in the SK Village, Wednesday November […]

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Siesta Key Association seeks comprehensive access management plan on facets of Siesta Promenade

Siesta Key Association seeks comprehensive access management plan on facets of Siesta Promenade

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com If the Sarasota County Commission allows an increase in density on the site of the proposed Siesta Promenade, that “must be linked to a Comprehensive Access Management Plan,” including provisions to ensure Siesta Key residents and property owners have access to U.S. 41 without having to contend with an overburdened […]

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New Dairy Queen/retail center on Stickney Point Road wins Planning Commission endorsement

New Dairy Queen/retail center on Stickney Point Road wins Planning Commission endorsement

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Questions about traffic access and queuing, dumpster placement and even the circulation of a Venice newspaper came first, but the Sarasota Planning Commission finally gave unanimous approval to a proposed infill project on Stickney Point Road across from the entrance to Sarasota Pavilion. Planned by the American division of an […]

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McGill Beach Wedding

McGill Beach Wedding

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt Waiting out a heavy downpour did not dampen the spirits of Kimberly Johnson and Curt McGill of South Carolina as they were joined in marriage during an intimate ceremony before their beautiful family and friends on the spectacular shoreline of Siesta Key.  This amazing couple met at a Starbucks on a blind date […]

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Petition signature threshold lowered for property owners seeking maintenance of navigable waterways

Petition signature threshold lowered for property owners seeking maintenance of navigable waterways

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Thanks to a recent 4-1 vote of the Sarasota County Commission, it will take only 67% of affected property owners instead of 80% to initiate a petition process for maintenance of navigable waterways. “It’s still a higher number than a Florida constitutional amendment [threshold for passage],” Commissioner Charles Hines pointed out […]

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off key news

Off Key

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Millenials on the Move to Justice Down the Tubes? A New Option for Millennials Imprisoned in Parents’ Basement? With statistics showing that young adults age 18 to 34 are for the first time more likely to live at home with their parents than with a roommate or romantic partner close to […]

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County staff to deliver a report to commission detailing facets of further studies planned for Siesta Promenade proposal

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com It took last-minute assurances from the county staff that further studies that would be expected of Benderson Development — plus agreement that the Sarasota County Commission could hold a workshop on those matters. But approximately five hours and 45 minutes after they began the agenda item, the commissioners voted unanimously […]

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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, how do I let go of the need for an apology? One of my best friends and I had a falling out over business. We swept it all under the rug. But as a result, I never got my apology. As silly as it may sound, it's been eating away at me […]

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Sand Castles

Sand Castles

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Summer Cove blends history with new residences  By Roger Drouin At Summer Cove, two contemporary concrete condo buildings, built in 2007 to modern hurricane codes, include under-building parking and private elevators. The buildings house 45, three-bedroom luxury condo units. Yet not everything is brand new at Summer Cove. The former, iconic Summerhouse restaurant was preserved […]

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No parking sign at Avenida Messina and North Beach Road

North Beach Road lawsuit finally served on Sarasota County

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Deadline actually was Oct. 8, assistant county attorney acknowledges By Rachel Brown Hackney Late on the afternoon of Oct. 5, Sarasota County finally was served the Petition for Writ of Certiorari Siesta Key resident Michael Cosentino filed in June, alleging the County Commission violated the county’s Comprehensive Plan in voting on May 11 to vacate […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

November 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

No complaints about outdoor displays Coming on the heels of a nearly six-hour discussion of the Siesta Promenade project, it is no wonder the Sarasota County public hearing on Siesta Key’s outdoor retail displays went so quickly last week. In a unanimous decision on Oct. 11, the County Commission approved the removal of the sunset […]

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