Archive for August, 2017

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

With warm summer temperatures, I think we’re all thankful to visit Siesta Key Beach! Photos by Sarasota Photography/Jaye Clements                        

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An everybody issue

An everybody issue

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney                 During the July SKA meeting, audience members voiced frustration that insufficient public attention is being paid to the potential dredging of Big Pass to renourish about 1.6 miles of South Lido Key.                 One man told the directors it was his first time attending an SKA meeting, and he was […]

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August Island Girl

August Island Girl

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

This month’s island girl hails from the west coast; Glendale, California. Paige enjoys gaming (Zelda is her all-time favorite), good food and modeling. She paints with acrylics and has some of her artwork hanging in a gallery in Lakeland. She’s also built her own computer from scratch. She currently works as a freelance model/brand ambassador […]

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Chamber turns down Seafood & Music Festival invitation

Chamber turns down Seafood & Music Festival invitation

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney                 When the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce conducted its quarterly meeting for members in May, Bill Kinney of Paragon Fine Art Festivals had a spot on the agenda to talk about his second Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival, set for Dec. 2-3 on Siesta Public Beach.                 The inaugural […]

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Sand Castles - Charming Condos at Casa Mar

Sand Castles – Charming Condos at Casa Mar

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Situated in the middle of Crescent Beach with 300-feet of private beachfront, Casa Mar is a community of charming 1950s-and-60s built condos in one-and-two story buildings. Constructed with 18-inch concrete block and exposed panel and beam ceilings, the units are on the smaller side, but well-constructed and easily made light and bright […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight? An Interview with Chris Otto revisited

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales I first saw Chris Otto perform, when I was at a gig, on break, taking a walk and heard the most amazing guitar-shredding solos echoing over the water from across the marina. I HAD to go see who and what was making that sound, so I borrowed my venue’s golf cart and […]

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Siesta Key Round Up August 2017

Siesta Key Round Up August 2017

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com More funds for the south Siesta Beach renourishment           During the County Commission’s June 20 budget workshop, Rob Lewis, director of community and intergovernmental relations for the county, reported that the county was successful in obtaining about $5.9 million more from the state to pay for the South Siesta Beach […]

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Paid parking at Siesta Beach a potential solution to traffic congestion on the island, county commissioners agree

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           Given continuing frustrations of residents and visitors trying to find parking spaces at Siesta Public Beach, the Sarasota County Commission directed staff to work on proposals, including charging a fee, whose revenue could be used to provide more mass transit options.         County Administrator Tom Harmer said staff would […]

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off key news

Off Key

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Happy Feet to Minimum Wage Deceit “Dancing, Dancing, Dancing in the Street…” Edwin Rose Jr. was arrested by Pasco county deputies recently for the crime of dancing in the street. Deputies said Rose was blocking traffic at US 19 and Alternate 19 at the time of his arrest. This was the […]

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Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for August 2017

Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for August 2017

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

  There is a little secret here on Siesta Key; the fishing is terrific in August!  Many anglers assume that the heat slows down the action, but this is far from true. The reality is that due to daily rain showers, the water temperature is actually lower in August than it is in June.  Hordes of […]

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Amendment to county Zoning Code designed to help Code Enforcement officers prove cases of illegal short-term rentals

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           As the No. 1 Beach rankings have brought more and more attention to Siesta Key since 2011, property owners have capitalized on increased demand from visitors for accommodations — including single-family homes, Sarasota County Code Enforcement officers say.           “I get lots of emails [about […]

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Seagulls and Volleyballs sail through the air on Siesta Beach

Seagulls and Volleyballs sail through the air on Siesta Beach

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt     More than 750 Pro, Amateur and Junior beach volleyball players participated in the final "Dig The Beach Volleyball Series" tournament of the season on spectacular Siesta Beach. Over $4000 of prize money was awarded to top men's and women's Pro Division winners. Adult and Junior players each have their choice of […]

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