Archive for October, 2017

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Beach was a great retreat for many in the wake of Hurricane IRMA… Some were escaping the path of the hurricane, while others were surprised by this storm during their vacation.  Everyone I spoke with only had minor incidences and were very happy to be on our beautiful  beach!  (Photos by Sarasota Photography/Jaye […]

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Siesta Key Sustains Minimal Damage From Hurricane Irma

Siesta Key Sustains Minimal Damage From Hurricane Irma

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Whether you want to believe an American Indian blessing keeps Siesta Key safe or perhaps its location shelters this special barrier island from a direct hit; one thing was certain, a collective sigh of relief could be felt when residents returned home to find minimal damage to property.     Although some residents and businesses lost […]

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Surviving Irma

Surviving Irma

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin  As Hurricane Irma continued to move north, on Monday morning, Sept. 11, many Siesta residents and business owners surveyed the damage left in the wake of the storm. Although the Key and surrounding areas escaped a direct hit, the powerful storm left significant damage, including large downed trees, and left some without […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

HOW I SURVIVED IRMA ON SASHIMI & SHRIMP I have lived on Siesta Key for the last 17 years. 2004 was the summer of storms. That was also the year when the Category 4 Charley devastated our Gulf Coast area and all of the lesser hurricanes and tropical storms since then like Debbie came but […]

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sheriff's report siesta key

Sheriff’s Report August 22- September 19, 2017

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 19 crimes reported on the Key from 8/22-9/19/17                         8/24 Burglary- Vehicle Public Beach A man reported a vehicle burglary that occurred in August. His car had been parked at the public lot when someone entered his car and […]

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Vacant lots 162 Beach Road

County Commission says owners of two Siesta Key parcels can take the county’s offer for the land or take the county to court

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           On a 4-1 vote, the Sarasota County Commission essentially told the owners of two parcels on Siesta Key’s Beach Road that they can accept the $2,850,000 the county is willing to pay for the property, or they can file suit against the county for preventing them from building homes […]

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Literally sweating it out

Literally sweating it out

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney While many Sarasota County operations were returning to near normalcy by the afternoon of Sept. 14, residents still without power were the most frustrated. As of 4 p.m. Sept. 14, Florida Power & Light Co. reported that 67,000 customers in the county had no electricity, out of the 218,840 affected by […]

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Yes Solórzano’s Late Night Pizzeria NEVER CLOSED!

Yes Solórzano’s Late Night Pizzeria NEVER CLOSED!

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Let me tell you guys about our experience By Phil Solorzano I am so proud of my team, and the hard work we all put in Monday. September 11, following Irma’s pathway through Sarasota, to serve our area in such hard times. The amount of people we took care of was unimaginable. We did it […]

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October's Island Girl

October’s Island Girl

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

This month’s island girl is Marianna on a visit to our tropical paradise from NJ/NYC. Marianna is originally from Russia and has been living in the U.S. for 12 years. She’s a hairstylist, model and proud American citizen. She absolutely loves the Gulf Coast of Florida and thinks Siesta Key is number one from all the keys. She looks […]

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Siesta Key Crystal Classic dates announced

Siesta Key Crystal Classic dates announced

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

  The 2017 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival will be held Nov. 10-13, organizers have announced.   This will be the eighth installment of the event on Siesta Public Beach, which will feature 24 “of the premier master sand sculptors from all over the world,” competing for first place on the No. 1 […]

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Shop Local Card to make its debut

Shop Local Card to make its debut

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce is preparing to kick off a new promotion at the end of September, inviting people to “Shop, Dine & Stay Local.” Cards that will be valid for 12 months will offer specials from participating restaurants, retail stores and accommodations, Ann Frescura, the Chamber’s executive director, reported at the Chamber’s […]

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Possible road swap

Possible road swap

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney Sarasota County staff has been in discussions with staff of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) about potentially assuming ownership of roads on Siesta Key in exchange for the state taking River Road, County Administrator Tom Harmer told the County Commission on Sept. 13. Improvements long planned for River Road — […]

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