Archive for February, 2017

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

This is how locals & Snowbirds enjoy our Florida winters!  Siesta Key beach our very own Winter Wonderland!   Our beautiful beach sand reminds me of the snow, minus the cold…  (Photos by Sarasota Photography/Jaye Clements)  Thanks to island resident, Mike Consentino, residents and visitors were able to take some perfect tropical Christmas pics…     […]

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Dear Donnarose

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, this may sound selfish, but when is it my turn to enjoy my life? This thought goes over and over in my mind. I am newly retired, but I have a line of family members who constantly pull at me for my attention and care, including my spouse. I love them, but it's […]

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The Greatest Generation: Through the Eyes of One Veteran

The Greatest Generation: Through the Eyes of One Veteran

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Ed Brown was born in 1925 and raised in New York City. Upon graduating from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1944, he volunteered for induction into the U.S. Army and eventually was assigned to the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations, initially to Patton's Third Army. Following […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

FRESH FROM FLORIDA: PRODUCE & FISH By Scott Dolan, Big Water Fish Market When we think of fresh foods indigenous to Florida, a few culinary products standout such as produce like oranges, grapefruits & strawberries and fish like Pompano and Grouper. Some of us are lucky enough to have fruit trees or the Intracoastal Waterway […]

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Off Key

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Folding the Tents to Missing the Intent The Day the Circus Died… No, it wasn’t with the announcement from Feld Entertainment last week that The Greatest Show on Earth will stage its final show in May of this year. No, that inevitable end has been in the works for years. Back in […]

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Sheriff’s Report Dec. 20, 2016-Jan. 18, 2017

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 22 crimes reported on the Key between 12/20/16-1/18/17               12/23/16 Grand Theft 5200 Block Ocean Blvd. A man reported his bike stolen while he was dining at a Village restaurant. The bike was parked outside in a rack directly outside the business. He advised […]

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Arts on the Horizon

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Spoiler Alert – NOT!   Reviews of movies and plays often tell you not only that there is a butler in a production, but that “the butler did it”. I always think that that approach spoils the fun a bit for potential attendees. I do want to know the name of the […]

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County Commission splits on vote allowing two privately initiated Comprehensive Plan amendments to be considered outside the normal cycle

County Commission splits on vote allowing two privately initiated Comprehensive Plan amendments to be considered outside the normal cycle

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The crux of the matter was the process, a Sarasota County staff member and the past chair of the County Commission explained during the board’s regular meeting on Jan. 10, and that was exactly what Commissioner Nancy Detert said she did not like. Detert was the sole commissioner to vote […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight? featuring Ben Hammond

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales The April 2013 edition of the Siesta Sand Newspaper launched the “Who’s Playing Tonight” article and featured singer, songwriter; Ben Hammond.In that time I’ve had the privilege of interviewing, and getting to know dozens of local area musicians and their music. Don’t tell anyone you saw a songwriter use a cliché, but […]

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SKA announces additional legal action to halt Big Pass Dredge

SKA announces additional legal action to halt Big Pass Dredge

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachael Brown Hackney      Siesta Key Association (SKA) announced that on January 19 it has notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), the City of Sarasota and the Army Corps of Engineers that it intends to file a verified complaint in Florida Circuit Court to enjoin FDEP to comply with the Florida […]

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Commissioner reaffirms commitment to protect Siesta Key from harm as Lido Renourishment Project looms

Commissioner reaffirms commitment to protect Siesta Key from harm as Lido Renourishment Project looms

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Sarasota County Commissioner Alan Maio reassured about 40 people during the Jan. 17 Siesta Key Condominium Council meeting that he remains committed to protecting Siesta Key as the City of Sarasota and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proceed with plans to dredge Big Sarasota Pass to renourish South […]

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SKA joins two other nonprofits in challenging state’s plan to issue permit for Lido Renourishment Project and establishes Environmental Defense Fund

February 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Late on Jan. 13, the Siesta Key Association (SKA) formally filed its petition with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), seeking an administrative hearing on the department’s Dec. 22, 2016 Notice of Intent to issue a permit for the dredging of Big Sarasota Pass to renourish South Lido Key […]

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