Archive for February, 2018

Branching Out: Daiquiri Deck brand continues to grow

February 28, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin                In late 1992, Troy Syprett, then a lifeguard freshly out of grad school, hatched a plan. At the time, Syprett spoke with some friends on the beach who said wouldn’t it be cool to have a daiquiri bar concept on Siesta. So Syprett began researching the idea, and when his […]

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Siesta Key Sheriff’s Report January 24- February 20, 2018

February 28, 2018 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 12 crimes reported between 1/24-2/20/18 1/29/18 Burglary Vehicle Public Beach A man reported that an unknown suspect entered his car while it was parked at the public beach and stole a bucket of approximately 100 lacrosse balls ($250) and a lacrosse stick ($50). The items were taken from the rear […]

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Island Chatter

February 27, 2018 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Chamber hosts Annual Children’s Easter Party & Egg Hunt    The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the Annual Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt on Sat March 31 from 9:00 a.m. until Noon.   For the second year, the event will be held at – Turtle Beach, located at 8919 Midnight Pass, Siesta […]

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Notable crimes and updates from Sgt. Jason Mruczek

February 27, 2018 | Comments (0)

The Jan. 9 north median incident It took a bit of time, but this reporter finally found the citation for the driver who, on Jan. 9, allegedly ran over the north landscaping median on the approach to Siesta Village. The Sheriff’s Office charged Andrew H. Butherus, 33, of 5538 Rollingwood Drive, Sarasota, with Driving Under […]

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More Condo Council meeting news highlights

February 27, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney Another survey about paid parking at the beach    On Feb. 8, the Siesta Key Condominium Council (SKCC) launched the survey it had promised members it would undertake in regard to County Commission discussions about charging for parking at Siesta Public Beach.    Condo Council members were requested to complete the […]

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“Worth It:” How the Siesta Breeze trolley came about for Siesta Key

February 27, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin    Back about eight years ago, Helene Hyland brought some photos of the Anna Maria Island trolley to a meeting of the Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA) board of directors.    Hyland told members that Siesta needed a similar trolley. An open air trolley, Hyland, a realtor and longtime board member of […]

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Hearing on proposal to modify commercial building setbacks on Siesta Key continued until April 11

February 27, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    The majority of the Sarasota County commissioners made it clear in late January that they were uncomfortable with the language of a proposed zoning text amendment regarding commercial building setbacks on Siesta Key. As a result, they voted unanimously to continue a public hearing on the issue until April […]

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County commissioner affirms opposition to tall commercial buildings 2 feet from Siesta Key streets

February 27, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Pressed by two people this week opposed to an initiative calling for shorter street setbacks for new commercial buildings on Siesta Key, Sarasota County Commissioner Alan Maio expanded upon a comment he made during the Jan. 30 commission meeting.    “I’m not voting for — whatever it’s going to […]

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County commissioners direct staff to simplify process for residents to install sandbags to protect homes from severe shoreline erosion

February 27, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    First, they made it clear to staff that they want the process to be easier for the public. Then the Sarasota County commissioners continued until April 10 a public hearing on an amendment to the county’s Coastal Setback Code regarding the handling of emergency measures property owners may take […]

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Three vying this year for County Commission District 4 seat

February 27, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    One candidate already has dropped out of the race, but two others — including a Democrat — have filed papers to run against incumbent Sarasota County Commissioner Alan Maio for the District 4 seat.    The newcomer in the race is Wesley Beggs, who filed on Feb. 8.   […]

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