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Siesta Key Condo Holiday Lighting Contest

Siesta Key Condo Holiday Lighting Contest

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

This year’s Siesta Key Condominium Council Christmas Lighting Contest judges had an incredible task before them. As brightly twinkling Christmas lights danced in the night and the hours got later, the task seemed to become more difficult as eggnog levels dropped. (A chemical analysis of the eggnog shared by most of the judges this year revealed […]

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Second District Court of Appeal dismisses appeal of Siesta Key resident regarding part of North Beach Road lawsuit

Second District Court of Appeal dismisses appeal of Siesta Key resident regarding part of North Beach Road lawsuit

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal has granted Sarasota County’s motion to dismiss an appeal related to a Siesta Key resident’s 19-month-long fight to reopen a vacated segment of North Beach Road. However, the court made it clear that the appeal could be re-filed at a more appropriate time, […]

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New pricing to go into effect Jan. 1, 2018 for private users of Sarasota County park facilities, with higher fees planned at Siesta Public Beach

New pricing to go into effect Jan. 1, 2018 for private users of Sarasota County park facilities, with higher fees planned at Siesta Public Beach

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    For the first time in about nine years, the Sarasota County Commission has approved a comprehensive overhaul of the fees and guidelines for private use of county parks facilities. One primary goal for the changes was to achieve alignment with policies of the Parks, Preserves and Recreation Strategic Master Plan […]

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More damage in Siesta Key Village than just a sewer pipe

More damage in Siesta Key Village than just a sewer pipe

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney No explosions from pierced gas lines reverberated through Siesta Village the week before Thanksgiving, but the construction crew laying fiber optic cable for an MCI cell phone project did manage to strike a sewer pipeline beside the Terrace East condominium complex, as reported in the November Siesta Sand. On the morning […]

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County ‘bed tax’ revenue allocated to City of Sarasota expected to be needed this fiscal year for Lido Renourishment Project, city engineer tells county staff

County ‘bed tax’ revenue allocated to City of Sarasota expected to be needed this fiscal year for Lido Renourishment Project, city engineer tells county staff

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Over a month before an administrative law hearing began on challenges to the project, City of Sarasota staff informed Sarasota County staff that the city hopes to use about $3.6 million it is due in Tourist Development Tax (TDT) revenue this fiscal year to help pay for the renourishment of […]

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St. Michael’s Ol’ Times Church Festival and Auction

St. Michael’s Ol’ Times Church Festival and Auction

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

   Reverend Michael Cannon, the pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church on Siesta Key, is pleased to announce that the parish family will be holding its second Ol’ Times Church Festival the weekend of Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27, 2018 on the grounds of the Church and Parish Hall, 5394 […]

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Siesta Key couple ties the knot

Siesta Key couple ties the knot

December 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt     Siesta Key residents, Lauren Richard of Atlanta, Georgia and Justin Estes of Double Springs, Alabama were married during an intimate wedding ceremony at Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast alongside the Manatee River. This fabulous couple were surrounded by family members and great friends as they committed their lives to each other […]

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Siesta Key Round Up January 2018

Siesta Key Round Up January 2018

December 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

Staff report Boating incident reported in Big Pass    In late November, “eagle eye” resident Michael Shay reported to the paper that he saw emergency vessels in Big Sarasota Pass on the night of Nov. 26. He later learned that a 911 call was logged at 7:33 p.m. that day, and it referenced the sandbar […]

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Siesta Key Village News

Siesta Key Village News

December 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney Motorcycle parking makes a move    When the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly meeting in August, Chair Mark Smith talked of a request by Gilligan’s Island Bar to have the motorcycle parking spots moved away from their Ocean Boulevard location in front of the restaurant. When the Village […]

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Sarasota County and Longboat commissions agree to ask West Coast Inland Navigation District board members if that organization can take on regional beach management role

Sarasota County and Longboat commissions agree to ask West Coast Inland Navigation District board members if that organization can take on regional beach management role

December 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Given both the increasing cost of beach renourishment projects and the heightened level of competition for sand sources, the Sarasota County Commission and the Longboat Town Commission have agreed that it would be beneficial for one entity to handle beach management for Southwest Florida. To that end, County Commissioner […]

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No action yet on Oceane luxury condominium project slated for Siesta Key

No action yet on Oceane luxury condominium project slated for Siesta Key

December 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    In mid-March, a broker associate with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Sarasota reported that if all went well, the first new condominium development on Siesta Key since 2009 would be underway in June or July.    Yet, the Ocean Boulevard site of the project remains vacant.  Fronting Big Sarasota […]

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Siesta Key Condo Council speaker bombarded with questions

Siesta Key Condo Council speaker bombarded with questions

December 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

   The guest speaker for the Nov. 14 meeting of the Siesta Key Condominium Council proved quite popular, it appears from the minutes of that meeting. Jeffrey Bajza, president of Ameriflood Insurance, addressed a variety of issues relating to condominium ownership.    For example, the minutes say, he reminded the members that condos are required […]

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