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The Calle Minorga parking lot

The Calle Minorga parking lot

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney This spring, a Sarasota engineering firm sparked interest when it filed an application with Sarasota County for a proposed private parking lot at 5160 Calle Minorga in Siesta Village. When SNL checked in early August to learn whether any more detailed documentation had been submitted, county Media Relations Officer Jason Bartolone […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

SEAFOOD STEAM POT SCIENCE   There is something about the combination of shellfish, potatoes, corn-on-the-cob and smoked sausage all steamed together in one big stockpot that makes this one of the tastiest and easiest dinners on the planet to make. Some people use the same concept as putting all of the kids in the pool by […]

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Key West Style just over the bridge

Key West Style just over the bridge

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin The 19 townhomes at Siesta Pointe Sarasota are situated just over the Stickney Pointe bridge — a short stroll or bike ride from Siesta Key. Perhaps the best attribute of Siesta Pointe is that proximity to the Key and nearby restaurants such as Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar and the new […]

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Sand Scripts - Options for Paid Parking at Siesta Beach

Sand Scripts – Options for Paid Parking at Siesta Beach

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

The article titled “Paid Parking at Siesta Beach” from the August edition garnered many responses when it was shared on our Facebook page. Below are three different views on the subject received via email. Paid parking only on holidays The hot topic on the island after the recent Siesta Beach trashing from Memorial Day and […]

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Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for September 2017

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Speckled trout will please Siesta Key anglers in September    September is the month that redfish begin schooling up in Sarasota. The expansive shallow flats in Sarasota Bay are traditionally the most productive areas to fish.  A low, incoming tide in the morning is preferred, allowing anglers to see the large schools of reds.  As the […]

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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I recently started doing energy work. And I noticed I feel a little tense when some of my clients show resistance to healing. How can I get to the point where I let go of the outcome? ~Blessings, K.M. A: “Make peace within yourself regarding whatever feels unlike love, and chances are […]

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September Island Girl

September Island Girl

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

  You never know who or what you’ll find gracing the shores of our No.1 beach. Our lenses captured Anya Sager of Saratoga Springs, NY practicing ballet leaps for her mom, Jen.   Anya’s passion is ballet; she’s been dancing since she was three years old and aspires to have a dance career with a professional ballet […]

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Judge grants delay of at least eight weeks in scheduling of hearing on nonprofits’ challenges to the proposed dredging of Big Pass

Judge grants delay of at least eight weeks in scheduling of hearing on nonprofits’ challenges to the proposed dredging of Big Pass

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com   The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) proceeding on challenges to the proposed dredging of Big Sarasota Pass will be held in December, the parties agreed on Aug. 14. A Notice of Hearing that Judge Bram D.E. Canter issued in the case on Aug. 16 says the hearing will […]

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FDOT lowers speed limit on Siesta Drive at Higel Avenue intersection

FDOT lowers speed limit on Siesta Drive at Higel Avenue intersection

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com   It took a few tries in August, but Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) crews finally had signage installed to lower the speed limit from 40 mph to 30 mph just in the vicinity of the sharp curve at the intersection of Higel Avenue and Siesta Drive. At first, Zachary […]

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County staff sends Benderson Development pages of comments citing insufficiencies in latest Siesta Promenade applications

County staff sends Benderson Development pages of comments citing insufficiencies in latest Siesta Promenade applications

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com   Benderson Development Co. has been asked, figuratively speaking, to fill in a number of blanks in the latest materials it filed with Sarasota County regarding its proposed Siesta Promenade project. On July 25, county Planner Todd Dary sent Todd Mathes, director of development for Benderson, two letters detailing numerous […]

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Signatures growing for Reopen Beach Road

Signatures growing for Reopen Beach Road

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney   During the August Siesta Key Association (SKA) meeting, the new executive director of Reopen Beach Road, Mary Anne Bowie, told the approximately 65 people present that the nonprofit has been growing the signatures needed to hold a special election on the two proposed Sarasota County Charter initiatives it launched last […]

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Turtle Beach Campground getting water, sewer and electrical upgrades

Turtle Beach Campground getting water, sewer and electrical upgrades

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    The Turtle Beach Campground will be closed through the end of September, Sarasota County staff informed the County Commission in July, so the water, sewer and electrical infrastructure can be replaced. By unanimous vote on July 12, the board approved the project without comment. The work was scheduled to begin […]

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