Archive for March, 2017

Siesta Key Chamber Annual Awards Dinner

Siesta Key Chamber Annual Awards Dinner

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

SKCC Annual Awards Dinner – January 27, 2017   NEW BOARD MEMBERS Maria Bankemper, Stephanie Brown, Helene Hyland, Commissioner Al Maio, Mason Tush BOARD SERVICE APPRECIATION Kay Kouvatsos, Keith Martin, Bob Shaffer, Brad Stewart, Aledia Tush AWARD RECIPIENTS                           SHARON CUNNINGHAM VISITORS CENTER […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Zooey Seraphine Warren

Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Zooey Seraphine Warren

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales A little over a year ago, I had the privilege of playing New Year’s Eve with a husband and wife duo at The Hub. Sammy “Barefoot” Warren, who plays percussion, interviewed for the Nov. issue of the Siesta Sand Newspaper and in the time since then, I’ve seen and heard some beautiful […]

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March Island girl-Nevada

March Island girl-Nevada

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

This month's Island Girl is Nevada from Little River, South Carolina. Her true love is performing. She plays piano, sings and has recently become a songwriter. She's blessed to be performing at her local Opera House and many lounge "open mic's". Recently a casting producer from "America's Got Talent" loved her but it was too […]

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Benderson buys, plans to renovate Landings Shopping Center

Benderson buys, plans to renovate Landings Shopping Center

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Company will spruce up the center built in 1988; is in talks with new tenants to fill the voids. By Roger Drouin The Landing Shopping Center has a new owner, and before next tourism season arrives, the plaza will have a refreshed look and some new tenants. Through a foreclosure auction Jan. 24, Benderson Development […]

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Bartender of the Month

Bartender of the Month

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Name of Bartender: Kevin Hometown: Sarasota, FL How long have you been bartending? I just started bartending two weeks ago although I began working at SKOB 3 ½ years ago shucking oysters and washing dishes. I worked my way up to cooking on the line, then moving to front of the house doing every job possible, working my […]

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Commissioner Detert indicates willingness for the county to intervene in the design of the Lido Renourishment Project, if convinced the county can do so

Commissioner Detert indicates willingness for the county to intervene in the design of the Lido Renourishment Project, if convinced the county can do so

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Former state senator and newly sworn-in Sarasota County Commissioner Nancy Detert told about 80 people during the Feb. 2 Siesta Key Association (SKA) meeting that if she learned Sarasota County could intervene in the Lido Renourishment Project, she would be in favor of the county’s doing so. Early in her […]

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April hearing date set for North Beach Road vacation lawsuit filed by Siesta resident

April hearing date set for North Beach Road vacation lawsuit filed by Siesta resident

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A Feb. 13 hearing on Sarasota County’s motion to dismiss a complaint a Siesta Key resident filed over the County Commission’s May 11, 2016 vote to vacate a 357-foot segment of North Beach Road was cancelled on Feb. 8. The action came as a result of plaintiff Michael Cosentino’s Feb. […]

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It's a sweet life for this Kansas couple

It’s a sweet life for this Kansas couple

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson  In January 2016, Jerry and Jill Williams purchased ABEL’S ICE CREAM.  It’s a wonderful place to chill out, for the setting takes you back to a simpler time. The place is immaculate, with six tables and twenty seats indoors, and more seating available on the sidewalk outside. It provides an inviting, relaxing […]

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Wastewater plant’s decommissioning on schedule

Wastewater plant’s decommissioning on schedule

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Some concern arose last fall when a contractor ran into vibration problems in the Siesta Cove neighborhood as work was underway to install a new water line and a new sewer force main between Siesta Key and the mainland. A hairline crack in a homeowner’s garage temporarily put on hold […]

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In approving another coastal construction variance on Casey Key Road, county commissioners continue to call for tweaks of petition process

In approving another coastal construction variance on Casey Key Road, county commissioners continue to call for tweaks of petition process

March 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com With their most recent public hearing on a petition regarding building beyond Sarasota County’s Gulf Beach Setback Line (GBSL), county commissioners again voiced a willingness to provide staff more flexibility to approve certain types of projects. The same day, the board also unanimously approved a Coastal Setback Variance for new […]

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