Archive for May, 2017

Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Orioles attendance second highest The weather is heating up, and Spring Training season has come and left Sarasota. But 2017 was a good season for the Orioles, which have played seven in the renovated Ed Smith Stadium. The Orioles attracted a total of 119,742 fans for 17 home games in Sarasota — the second-highest spring […]

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May's Island Girl - Brooke

May’s Island Girl – Brooke

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

This month's Island Girl is Brooke, the sister of last month's Island Girl Brandie. She was visiting from Little Falls, MN. This St. Cloud Technical Community College student has a passion for both dancing and fishing. She said if she could spend a day with anyone in the world, living or deceased, hands down it […]

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South Siesta Renourishment Project before and after

South Siesta renourishment funds

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

During the County Commission’s regular meeting on April 3, Matt Osterhoudt, director of the county’s Planning and Development Services Department, provided an update on the county’s request to the state for extra funding for the South Siesta Key Renourishment Project, which was completed almost exactly a year ago. The state initially gave the county $2.75 […]

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Siesta Promenade update

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

FDOT considers potential roundabout on Stickney Point Road to deal with project traffic By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Benderson Development Co. is considering reducing the number of residential units in its proposed Siesta Promenade project from more than 500 to a level between 300 and 350, according to a Pine Shores Neighborhood Alliance representative. At […]

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Siesta Key Easter Egg Hunt a success for the kids

Siesta Key Easter Egg Hunt a success for the kids

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

On Saturday, April 15th, nearly 175 children and their families came out to enjoy the Siesta Key Children’s Easter Party & Easter Egg Hunt at Turtle Beach.  Family-friendly activities included the egg hunt, face painting, games, Mote Marine’s mobile laboratory, the Girl Scouts, Sherriff’s mounted patrol, as well as fire truck and ambulance tours. This event […]

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Mike Moran

Public and developers should work to reach common ground on issues, such as environmental protection, Commissioner Moran tells SKA members

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com One of Sarasota County’s newest commissioners has encouraged members of the public interested in protecting the environment and promoting positive growth in the community to work with developers to reach common ground. Commissioner Michael Moran — who was sworn in on Nov. 22, 2016 — told about 80 people during […]

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Off Key

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Low Speed Pursuits to Circular Logic Fore! I got a chuckle out of the news report that the Downtown Improvement District has provided the Sarasota Police Department with a $9,000 grant to buy golf carts to help patrol certain areas of the city. Remember the breathless concern a few years back […]

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Sgt. Mruczek updates residents at SKA meeting

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com About those ATV’s… During peak tourist season, the leader of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office substation on Siesta Key generally fields a lot more questions when he appears at a Siesta Key Association (SKA) meeting. That proved to be the case on April 6, when Sgt. Jason Mruczek kept his […]

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Sand Castles

Sand Castles

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

New construction just off the Key By Roger Drouin When Lou Cerchio and his wife purchased their villa in Esplanade by Siesta in May, 2015, it was after an exhaustive search. Cerchio initially was looking at condos on Siesta Key, including Peppertree Bay, where they could stroll to the beach. But the Esplanade villa offered […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Hatley

Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Hatley

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

A few months ago, while setting up to play a party in one of the private rooms at the Polo Grill, I heard a band on the other side of the wall playing country music for a wedding in the banquet hall. The music sounded so good and the songs were so well chosen that […]

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