Archive for October, 2017

Start Your Morning on the Right Track at Station 400

Start Your Morning on the Right Track at Station 400

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

  There once was a time when all businesses were family businesses, where relatives worked together and as a matter of pride gave their customers/neighbors the very best they possibly could provide. There was no anonymous “they” hovering in some other state making decisions in a corporate office that knew nothing of the towns where […]

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Coast Guard reducing number of daily openings on Siesta drawbridges

Coast Guard reducing number of daily openings on Siesta drawbridges

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Early on the morning of Sept. 6, the U.S. Coast Guard announced that it will indeed be reducing the number of openings of the north Siesta Key drawbridge and the Stickney Point Road drawbridge from three times an hour to twice an hour. The change will go into effect on Oct. 5, the Coast Guard […]

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Be wary of scam artists while pursuing repairs, Sheriff Tom Knight warns the public

Be wary of scam artists while pursuing repairs, Sheriff Tom Knight warns the public

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Staff Report After a hurricane strike, unlicensed contractors and illegitimate handymen typically come into a community, sheriff says. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is reminding the public in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma “to be aware of unlicensed contractors and other service providers trying to take advantage of residents who experienced property damage.” While cleanup […]

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Round House on Sandy Hook Road wins county historical designation

Round House on Sandy Hook Road wins county historical designation

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney Standing at 172 Sandy Hook Road North on Siesta Key, the one-story octagonal, wood-frame structure built in 1952 is famous not only because of its design but because of its designer: Mary Rockwell Hook. The second woman to graduate from the prestigious Ecole Des Beaux-Arts in Paris, in 1906, Hook had […]

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Sarasota man charged with using pellet gun to shoot a person near Siesta Village

Sarasota man charged with using pellet gun to shoot a person near Siesta Village

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Sarasota man with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon in connection with the alleged Sept. 5 shooting of a person with a pellet gun in Siesta Village, the office has reported.     The incident occurred in the 5200 block of Ocean […]

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Off Key

Off Key

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Appliance Drama to Instant Karma… As Seen on Craigslist: “For Sale: Double door refrigerator. Ice maker works, however it does not dispense ice…” Justice Delayed? Florida’s first execution in 18 months took place on August 24th. It carried out a sentence handed down almost 30 years ago when Mark Asay was […]

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Siesta Sounds

Siesta Sounds

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins Music lovers are always happy when October rolls around because the beginning of the winter “season” usually means that more venues will be adding or increasing their live music menus. One of the places to catch a lot of different sounds with little or no need to drive is Siesta Key in […]

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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I can't for the life of me get my sister to have energy work done.  She has this fear of trying anything new.  Any suggestions would greatly help. ~M.A. A: “We tend to bring near, that which we fear, when information we obtain, makes things more clear.”  ~Donnarose Melvin   It can tend […]

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Decommissioning of Siesta Wastewater Treatment Plant continues on schedule

Decommissioning of Siesta Wastewater Treatment Plant continues on schedule

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

As Siesta Isles residents continue to deal with the physical manifestation of the project, Sarasota County staff has reported to the state that three phases of the project to decommission of the Siesta Key Wastewater Treatment Plant are at least 80% completed. In a July 24 update to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), […]

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A tax exemption for an historic cottage

A tax exemption for an historic cottage

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com The pared-down agenda the County Commission handled post-Irma on Sept. 13 included one item related to a historic beach cottage near Point of Rocks. Under the heading of Presentations Upon Request, staff of the county’s Libraries and Historical Resources Department were seeking adoption of a resolution “granting ad valorem tax […]

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Storm Plan was put in place during Irma

Storm Plan was put in place during Irma

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Now, after the storm, Landings Management Association makes tweaks to its Storm Procedures By Roger Drouin Publishers Note; The Landings is one of Sarasota's most beautiful communities and is ideally situated just minutes south of downtown in the desirable west-of-the-trail (Route 41) location, located between the two Siesta Key bridges on the mainland. It is […]

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Beaches fared quite well during Irma

Beaches fared quite well during Irma

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney Sarasota County’s Environmental Protection Division staff reported late on Sept. 13 that the county’s beaches fared “very well following Hurricane Irma.” On Sept. 12, the summary says, staff of the division conducted a countywide, post-storm inspection of the beaches and dune conditions on the unincorporated barrier islands, including Siesta and Casey […]

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