Archive for April, 2017

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

With temperatures dropping around the country… Spring Break 2017 meant everyone heading south to enjoy the warm weather at Siesta Key Beach!  Photos by Sarasota Photography/ Jaye Clements                             

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April's Island Girl

April’s Island Girl

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

This month's Island Girl is Brandie from Sarasota by way of Little Falls, MN. She has a passion to do anything beach related as well as going to music festivals, shopping, or out on the town with good friends. Without hesitation she said if she could spend a day with anyone in the world, living or deceased, it would […]

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Davidson Plaza now has paid parking

Davidson Plaza now has paid parking

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Crescent Beach Grocery lot added on the southern part of Siesta By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A Sarasota firm has begun managing the Davidson Plaza parking lot, charging drivers $4.00 per hour unless they are dining in one of the restaurants or otherwise using services in the plaza. FL Parking Co. has been contacting private […]

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Annual Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt - New Location! Turtle Beach

Annual Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt – New Location! Turtle Beach

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the Annual Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM until Noon. This year the event will be held at a new location – Turtle Beach, located at 8919 Midnight Pass, Siesta Key. Turtle Beach is approximately 2.3 miles South of Stickney […]

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Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast April 2017

Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast April 2017

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Mother Nature has been kind to us this “winter”. I use that term loosely as it has averaged ten degrees above normal and fishing has been great! April should offer incredible fishing for a variety of species. Big Pass and New Pass will be alive with fish migrating in and out of the bay this […]

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Groin construction for Lido Renourishment Project would be prohibited during sea turtle nesting season, U.S. Fish and Wildlife says

Groin construction for Lido Renourishment Project would be prohibited during sea turtle nesting season, U.S. Fish and Wildlife says

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com With the focus having been put on legal challenges over the past couple of months, a Biological Opinion the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued on the plans for the Lido Renourishment Project figuratively “flew under the radar.” Yet, that opinion — issued on Dec. 29, 2016 — will […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

April 17th is coming. Paid your taxes yet?      Even with the two day grace period (April 15th falls on a Saturday this year), are you stressed? Then let’s explore some ways to cycle down. Music is a universal stress reliever so let’s go with that. And the best way to ward off the […]

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Sarasota news

Up and Down the Trail

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Large biomedical center receives initial OK A biomedical center that could include medical research, office buildings, educational facilities, a hotel and conference center, and residential, retail and commercial buildings at State Road 70 and Lakewood Ranch Blvd. has cleared a hurdle. The biomedical center project earned an initial approval vote in a 6-1 Manatee County […]

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Sheriff’s Report Feb. 20 –March 20, 2017

Sheriff’s Report Feb. 20 –March 20, 2017

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 23 crimes reported on the Key between 2/20-3/20/17                       2/19/17 Fraud 8000 Block Midnight Pass Rd. A man reported that an unknown suspect used his name, Social security number and other personal information in order to open six Sprint cellular […]

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The Island Fishmonger

The Island Fishmonger

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Eat like a King Although the month of Lent ends with Easter weekend, that is no reason to stop eating fish on a religious schedule. As a matter of fact, with the health benefits and delicious taste factors, I can’t think of any reason to discontinue your heart-healthy fish diet. First of all, April fishing […]

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dear donnarose

Dear Donnarose

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I’m 21 and have returned to college. I have a boyfriend who's also in school, but I guess he isn't your typical clean cut guy. My mother doesn't approve of him just because of his appearance. And on top of this, she is non-stop with pressuring me to make it through college […]

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April Bartender of the Month

April Bartender of the Month

April 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Name: Lia Hometown: Sarasota, FL Lia has been bartending for 8 years. Funny Experience: From bikini contests to frozen turkey bowling to filming music videos, I have seen it all at Gilligan’s! Spare time: In my spare time, I love to travel. I’m always planning my next trip. Describe yourself: I work hard and play harder. […]

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