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December Island Girls

December Island Girls

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Photos by Jaye Clements / Sarasota Photography Our December island girls (l-r) are Sarah, from Punta Gorda, FL., Corinn, from Marietta, GA., and Josi, from Intercourse, PA. What better place for these former gymnasts to come together to celebrate best friend, Corinn’s 40th birthday? Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and relaxing on the […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Why go to a museum?      Well, probably for as many reasons as there are works of art on display – paintings, sculptures, wall hangings, etc. But, of course, going to a museum entails a great deal of effort – finding a large block of time, putting on your museum shoes […]

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Gulf Front, Three Pools, and Dog friendly at Jamaica Royale

Gulf Front, Three Pools, and Dog friendly at Jamaica Royale

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin   Jamaica Royale is a beachfront resort of 175 units, including several style units — including one-story villas, two-story townhouses, and two towers featuring two-bedroom Gulf condos. The community is best known for its three heated pools, one directly on the beach, and its expansive stretch of private beach and miles of […]

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Sheriff’s Report October 18- November 13, 2017

Sheriff’s Report October 18- November 13, 2017

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 17 crimes reported on the Key between 10/18-11/ 13 /17 10/21/17 Theft Beach Rd. A man was riding his skim board on the beach near Access 2. He eventually left the area and forgot his board on the beach. When he returned approximately 30 minutes later, it was gone. He […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Welcome back snowbirds! Some of you don’t like the term “snowbird," but we don’t view it as a derogatory or negative term; rather more of an affectionate nickname. I never really put much time thinking of the definition of a snow bird. Maybe because it's obvious you got this nickname from flying south when the […]

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Siesta Sounds

Siesta Sounds

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins       Is Al Fuller one of the most popular entertainers working in southwest Florida?  Gee, I don’t know … in the first 15 minutes of our interview he booked three unexpected new gigs via incoming phone calls, so what do you think?       If you’ve had any exposure to the area music scene over […]

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off key news

Off-Key

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Project Delays to Mosquito ‘Hoorays!’ You’d Think This Was the Moon Shot… It’s official. With lift station 87’s completion date now slated for 2020, the oft delayed (and woefully over budget) city of Sarasota project will officially surpass the time-frame the nation needed to put the first man on the moon. […]

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Kennedy - Bartender of the Month

Kennedy – Bartender of the Month

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Daiquiri Deck South Siesta Name:  Kennedy Hometown:  Sarasota, FL  How long have you worked at Daiquiri Deck? Of the five years working at Daiquiri Deck, I’ve spent the last two years working as a bartender.  I would have to say my chocolate martini is my most perfected drink. What was the strangest or funniest experience […]

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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, well, it's the holiday gathering time again when I have to tolerate my family.  Just once I'd like to show up without a tense stomach.  Any tips would be appreciated, N.S. A: “It's not how people will be when you show up.  It's how you 'show up' that determines how people will […]

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Siesta Beach Concessions: A True Juggling Act

Siesta Beach Concessions: A True Juggling Act

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt   Entrepreneur and Siesta Beach concession owner, Warren Labonté, continuously juggles staff, merchandise and services to help visitors receive a seamless and enjoyable experience on America's number one beach. It's a bit more difficult than just keeping three balls in the air, as the complete satisfaction of our wonderful visitors lies in […]

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Capt. Klopfer's December Fishing Forecast

Capt. Klopfer’s December Fishing Forecast

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

   December is a month that will test an angler’s ability to adapt to current conditions.  Water quality will vary throughout the area as passing cold fronts churn up the Gulf of Mexico.  The flats north and south of the passes will be more productive under these circumstances.  After several days of nice weather, the […]

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Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

To the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County, I am shocked that the city of Sarasota still supports and plans to go forward with the Army Corps of Engineers plan to dredge Big Pass to re-nourish Lido Beach. The Army Corps of Engineers recommends dredging Big Pass to get sand for Lido Beach (1.2 million […]

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