Archive for December 31st, 2017

Siesta Key Condo Holiday Lighting Contest

Siesta Key Condo Holiday Lighting Contest

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

This year’s Siesta Key Condominium Council Christmas Lighting Contest judges had an incredible task before them. As brightly twinkling Christmas lights danced in the night and the hours got later, the task seemed to become more difficult as eggnog levels dropped. (A chemical analysis of the eggnog shared by most of the judges this year revealed […]

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Second District Court of Appeal dismisses appeal of Siesta Key resident regarding part of North Beach Road lawsuit

Second District Court of Appeal dismisses appeal of Siesta Key resident regarding part of North Beach Road lawsuit

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal has granted Sarasota County’s motion to dismiss an appeal related to a Siesta Key resident’s 19-month-long fight to reopen a vacated segment of North Beach Road. However, the court made it clear that the appeal could be re-filed at a more appropriate time, […]

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New pricing to go into effect Jan. 1, 2018 for private users of Sarasota County park facilities, with higher fees planned at Siesta Public Beach

New pricing to go into effect Jan. 1, 2018 for private users of Sarasota County park facilities, with higher fees planned at Siesta Public Beach

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    For the first time in about nine years, the Sarasota County Commission has approved a comprehensive overhaul of the fees and guidelines for private use of county parks facilities. One primary goal for the changes was to achieve alignment with policies of the Parks, Preserves and Recreation Strategic Master Plan […]

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More damage in Siesta Key Village than just a sewer pipe

More damage in Siesta Key Village than just a sewer pipe

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney No explosions from pierced gas lines reverberated through Siesta Village the week before Thanksgiving, but the construction crew laying fiber optic cable for an MCI cell phone project did manage to strike a sewer pipeline beside the Terrace East condominium complex, as reported in the November Siesta Sand. On the morning […]

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County ‘bed tax’ revenue allocated to City of Sarasota expected to be needed this fiscal year for Lido Renourishment Project, city engineer tells county staff

County ‘bed tax’ revenue allocated to City of Sarasota expected to be needed this fiscal year for Lido Renourishment Project, city engineer tells county staff

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Over a month before an administrative law hearing began on challenges to the project, City of Sarasota staff informed Sarasota County staff that the city hopes to use about $3.6 million it is due in Tourist Development Tax (TDT) revenue this fiscal year to help pay for the renourishment of […]

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St. Michael’s Ol’ Times Church Festival and Auction

St. Michael’s Ol’ Times Church Festival and Auction

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

   Reverend Michael Cannon, the pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church on Siesta Key, is pleased to announce that the parish family will be holding its second Ol’ Times Church Festival the weekend of Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27, 2018 on the grounds of the Church and Parish Hall, 5394 […]

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