Archive for June, 2017

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

The faces may change every month in our photo gallery, but the smiles never do!  Everyone Loves Siesta Key Beach, especially now since it has been named the #1 Beach again by Dr. Beach!  Please remember to keep our beach clean so others can enjoy its beauty.  Take responsibility of your trash and leave the […]

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Siesta Fiesta sparks contrasting views

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Some business owners have made known their displeasure that vendors during the 39th Annual Siesta Fiesta were not placed north of the four-way intersection on Ocean Boulevard. Views about the quality of the show’s offerings are mixed, too, based on several interviews conducted. Produced by Howard Alan & American Craft […]

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Great Mother's Day Race

Great Mother’s Day Race

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt More than 350 participants of all ages gathered on spectacular Siesta Beach for the sixth annual "Great Mother's Day Race". This delightful race brought entire families together to honor or remember their moms by running, jogging or even walking the 3.1 mile/5K distance. Everyone registered received free race pictures, a dry fit […]

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Funds from Tourist Development Tax revenue account reauthorized for beach maintenance

Funds from Tourist Development Tax revenue account reauthorized for beach maintenance

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The Sarasota County commissioners recently — and readily — approved a request by the director of the county’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department for the continuation of a particular funding stream to help pay for beach maintenance. During the board’s April 26 regular meeting in Sarasota, Carolyn Brown explained […]

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New Siesta Key Association president Harold Ashby

New Siesta Key Association president Harold Ashby

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Stein Since Siesta Key is one of the few barrier islands in Florida that is not incorporated. The Island Associations and the Siesta Key Chamber are Siesta Key’s closest form of local government. The Siesta Key Association is one of the largest and oldest associations in all of Florida representing a barrier island. […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Lenny Brooks

Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Lenny Brooks

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales My favorite interviews are with artists of whom I’m already a fan before I write about them. I first heard Lenny’s name when he was recommended as the “go to” guy to solve a problem I was having with my new-to-me Fender Stratocaster. I met him at his Twinkle gig to drop […]

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Dear Donnarose

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I cannot tell you how many times I've gone against my intuition to do something, and allowed my ego to once again send me on the wrong path. As a result, I've lost time, money and relationships. What will it take to listen to my intuition and stop going on all these […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore When is 13 a lucky number?  When it’s June in Sarasota, that’s when. Spring is turning into summer and the Sarasota Music Festival is turning in a stellar series of 13 performances at the Sarasota Opera House and Holly Hall. Composers, they have a few – from the well known to the […]

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Mote marine red tide

Technology seen as one key to fighting red tide, Mote Marine volunteer tells Siesta Key Association audience

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Technological advances — including the use of drones — are among the keys expected to unlock the continuing mysteries of red tide, a 26-year volunteer at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium told about 60 Siesta Key Association members during their May 4 meeting. Erin Tom “Tommy” Vaughan-Birch, a Florida native who […]

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Hotel Comp Plan amendment remains on hold

Hotel Comp Plan amendment remains on hold

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Hackney More than five months after representatives of a Siesta Key chiropractor held a neighborhood workshop on the initiative, Sarasota County staff has yet to receive a proposed Comprehensive Plan amendment that would allow hotels on redeveloped land zoned Commercial General (CG) on the barrier islands. That was the news from Matthew Osterhoudt, […]

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June Island Girl

June Island Girl

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

  This month's Island girl is Carissa, a Sarasota native. She works for a local dermatologist and is a devoted mother to her two year old son. Carissa loves to stay busy and is always on the go, enjoying the beach, fishing, and other outdoor activities but her passion is fitness and working out. Carissa will […]

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June Bartender of the Month

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Name of Bartender: Ashley Q: How long have you been bartending? A: For 7 years and counting.  Q: What was the strangest or funniest thing you experienced at work?  A: We have 3 signs pointing to the bathroom . Every customer always goes down the other way. So I had this guy one day. When […]

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