Archive for February, 2018

SOUTH GATE BARBER SHOP: An "Olde Fashion" Place

SOUTH GATE BARBER SHOP: An “Olde Fashion” Place

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson     The South Gate Barber Shop has been in existence for over fifty years. It was fading into obscurity when taken over by TJ Vincent in 2014, who came in, redid the shop, and kept it all going.    TJ Vincent is a lady barber in a field usually dominated by men.  […]

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Donnarose ~ Higher Living

Donnarose ~ Higher Living

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

     There’s no way around it, “Love is the answer”.  That sure sounds good to me.  Speaking of love, what better time to talk about it than during “Love month”.  I say month, because one day is simply not enough to celebrate love, as the topic is so important for our spiritual existence.  Even […]

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Siesta Sounds

Siesta Sounds

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins B.C. HATHAWAY        Threading neatly through the southern end of Siesta Key is Midnight Pass Road, a winding two-lane drive named for what was an adjacent natural waterway created hundreds of years ago by Mother Nature, then destroyed in the early 1980s by two self-serving humans determined to live where […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Arts on the Horizon By Rodger Skidmore Baseball, war, and music       The Washington Grays baseball team started in Homestead, PA and played for 38 consecutive years, most of its later years in Washington, DC. The Washington Grays of Philadelphia were a volunteer army regiment formed in 1822, and there were three Washington Grays […]

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February Island Girl

February Island Girl

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

  This month’s Island Girl is Caitlin from Coral Springs. She visits Siesta Beach twice each year as a staff girl and player with the Dig the Beach Volleyball Series. While here, you’ll find her enjoying a sunset and the popular drum circle. Caitlin loves to move, move, move. Outside of her interest in yoga, she […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

It may have been a little cooler for a few days in January, but it doesn’t compare to the single digits up north!  Visitors to the Key were delighted with our weather and most shared stats on how many inches of snow they had back home!  All were very happy to be at Siesta Key […]

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Siesta Key Sand Castles

Siesta Key Sand Castles

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

At home, steps from Crescent Beach By Roger Drouin Sara Sea is a small mid-Key condo community that’s a bit of a secret jewel on Siesta.    The community is nestled just a quarter of a block from Crescent Beach and close to Point of Rocks. “There are only just 12 units, so it has […]

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Siesta Key Bartender of the Month

Siesta Key Bartender of the Month

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

The Cottage 153 Avenida Messina, in the Village 941-312-9300 www.cottagesiestakey.com Name of Bartender:  Rudolf (Rudy) Ondrejkovic Hometown:  Kosice, Slovakia Q: What’s your bartending experience and how long have you worked at The Cottage? I’ve been in the restaurant business since high school and have gone through every position available. I’ve been bartending for the last […]

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Sarasota History

Sarasota History

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Republished in memory of Paul Roat (1957 – 2014) John Ringling’s bad luck with boats      February was a cruel month for Sarasota entrepreneur, circus magnate, and yachtsman John Ringling.      Ann Shank, former Sarasota County Historian, sums it up best when describing Ringling’s boat disasters.      “One exploded and burned. Another ran into an […]

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off key news

Off Key

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Very Small Spaces to Very Big Numbers ‘Tiny Home’ Concept Coming (back) to SW Florida?    You’re probably aware of the ‘tiny home’ trend that has caught on in some parts of the country, mostly in places like San Francisco, Seattle and other communities where housing costs have soared beyond the […]

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siesta key fishing

Captain Klopfer’s February Fishing Report for Siesta Key

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

          February is the last month of winter here in Sarasota. There will be days when it feels like spring is in the air. But, weather patterns will still be unstable, and fishing will follow suit. Being flexible and understanding how weather affects fish behavior will be the key to angling success […]

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