Month: November 2019

Sand sculpting winners declared during tenth annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic

International sand sculpting champions of the tenth annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival, which drew thousands to Siesta Public Beach. (See the completed sculptures Monday. Details at: or “Despite the weather challenges this week, which created some difficulty, Read More

Cosentino’s county Charter amendments ruled invalid by Circuit Court because of conflict with state law

By Rachel Brown A 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge has sided with Sarasota County against Siesta Key resident Michael Cosentino, who drafted two Sarasota County Charter amendments that won overwhelming voter approval during the November 2018 General Election. In Read More

Holderness files motion to intervene in Cosentino combined case over North Beach Road vacation and Charter amendments

By Rachel Brown Close to three-and-a-half years after Siesta resident Mike Cosentino filed his lawsuit over the County Commission’s vacation of 373 feet of North Beach Road, Michael Holderness — who also owns property on the road segment — Read More