Archive for May, 2018

Sewer pipeline work to continue through late fall in areas near Siesta Key Village

Sewer pipeline work to continue through late fall in areas near Siesta Key Village

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    Quite a bit of sanitary sewer system rehab work is coming up on the Key this summer, thanks to two sets of votes the County Commission took in April.    One project — along Canal Road — was expected to get underway this week, the county Public Utilities Department staff […]

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FDOT says it would not perform traffic signal re-timing to accommodate Siesta Promenade project

FDOT says it would not perform traffic signal re-timing to accommodate Siesta Promenade project

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is seeking a number of clarifications from the consulting firm Kimley-Horn and Associates of Sarasota regarding its traffic studies for the proposed Siesta Promenade mixed-use project.    In a document he emailed to Kimley-Horn and Sarasota County Planning and Development Services Department staff […]

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Sarasota County Commission agrees to road swap

Sarasota County Commission agrees to road swap

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    Before the end of September, Sarasota County is expected to take ownership of Midnight Pass Road from the intersection of Stickney Point Road to the intersection of Higel Avenue; Siesta Drive west of U.S. 41; parts of Bay Road and Osprey Avenue, which are designated State Road 758 west of […]

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History: The Dangers of Dredging

History: The Dangers of Dredging

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Philip M. Farrell, MD, PhD Sarasotans have had a long-term love affair of damaging nature… most of our historical environmental disregard is spurred by arrogance… Paul Roat, Siesta Sand, December 2013 [https://siestasand.net/sarasota-history-13/]    The primary weapon used to damage nature on the waterways of Sarasota County is the dredge. Dredging projects are generally motivated by […]

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Call for elimination of two potential dredging areas in Big Pass

Call for elimination of two potential dredging areas in Big Pass

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    The Siesta Key Association (SKA) and Save Our Siesta Sand 2 (SOSS2) are using the recommendation of a state administrative law judge to ask the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to eliminate two areas of Big Sarasota Pass as potential dredging areas for the renourishment of South Lido Key. […]

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Big Pass challenge legal expenses exceed $1.1 million

Big Pass challenge legal expenses exceed $1.1 million

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    The City of Sarasota had paid a grand total of $685,953.16 as of May 1 in its fight to dredge Big Pass to renourish part of Lido Key Beach.    As of early April, the Siesta Key Association(SKA) had spent about $223,000 in its efforts to preserve the pass in […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

May 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Photos by Jaye Clements / Sarasota Photography Some of my favorite memories were made at the beach!  I’m always happy to see families and friends enjoying Siesta Key Beach and making memories!  Thanks for the smiles everyone!  I’m glad to be part of capturing those moments that will last a lifetime!

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Donnarose ~ Higher Living

Donnarose ~ Higher Living

May 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

   “There is no way to peace.  Peace is the way” ~ Mahatma Gandhi.  Quite often we hear ourselves or others say, “Why can’t I just be at peace,  I just want peace.  I’m tired of the drama and chaos and the hectic hustle and bustle.”  Lots of us say this as if we have […]

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Siesta Key's Island Girl

Siesta Key’s Island Girl

May 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

This month’s Island Girl is Vanessa. Siesta Beach is one of her all time favorite places on earth. She loves to participate in as many volleyball tournaments on America’s number 1 beach as possible. Anytime there’s a volleyball tournament along the incredible Gulf coastline, you’ll probably find Vanessa enjoying the sun, warm breeze and competitive […]

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Siesta Sounds

Siesta Sounds

May 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Ren·ais·sance man noun a person with many talents or areas of knowledge    When Marc Mosby and the Instigators take the Beach Club stage for Cinco de Mayo, you’re going to hear some great music. Mostly reggae, some from very well known and much-covered international artists, plus though hard to distinguish from these giants, a […]

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off key news

Off Key

May 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Reality ‘Clips’ to Boats at Risk… Manatee ‘Clips’ Sarasota, ‘Siesta Key’ Two shows with local ties debuted last year, the reality show “Siesta Key” set here on the island and the dark comedy ‘Claws’ based on the stranger-than-life predicaments faced by a colorful group of manicurists working at a nail salon […]

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Captain Jim Klopfer’s Siesta Key Fishing Report

Captain Jim Klopfer’s Siesta Key Fishing Report

May 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

   May is a transition month in Sarasota.  Although the calendar says it is still spring, by late May it will definitely feel like summer time.  Pelagic species such as king and Spanish mackerel will have migrated north, inshore fishing will be best early and late, and giant tarpon will invade the inshore Gulf of […]

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