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Amendment of County Code allows for setting of park-specific operating hours

Amendment of County Code allows for setting of park-specific operating hours

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Operating hours for county parks, including those at the beaches, are being established, thanks to a June 6 County Commission vote amending the County Code chapter that governs all park operations. Additionally, county staff has been working on appropriate new signage to post. Among the changes the board approved is […]

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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, there's been some disruption from negative spirits in my home for approximately 8 months. I've seen some things move, and my cat also seems to be reacting to something. Someone suggested I get a distant house clearing. Is that as good as in person? ~Regards, M.G A: “If you've had it with […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

SHRIMPIN’ AIN’T EASY  Not everyone takes into consideration what it takes to put that delicious shrimp on your plate. First the shrimpers wake up at the crack of dawn, load the gear and prep their boat, rain or shine. They set out to sea (sometimes for days or weeks at a time) with a bunch […]

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Sand Castles at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club

Sand Castles at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Beachside Resort Style at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club By Roger Drouin Condominium owners at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club have a lot to love when they are here. But for the majority of owners, that might not be that often. Built on over 13 acres of beachfront property, with four tennis courts (including two […]

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Sarasota news

Up and Down the Trail

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Marketing company relocates west Another company is relocating to Sarasota, this one is moving from Boca Raton. The software and digital marketing company FloorForce is relocating to downtown Sarasota and has announced plans to hire 72 full-time employees over the next five years. The company will be housed inside Bold, 1680 Fruitville […]

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Two major traffic accidents occur within 8 hours on Siesta Key

Two major traffic accidents occur within 8 hours on Siesta Key

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

On Wednesday, June 14, around 6:15 p.m. there was a major accident involving 3 vehicles at Higel Avenue and Faubel Street, which closed the Siesta Drive Bridge for a period of time. The accident happened at the infamous curve on Higel Avenue. There were 4 serious injuries, all taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Of the […]

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Advice and Entertainment

Advice and Entertainment

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

SKA members who have seen Sarasota County Emergency Management Chief Ed McCrane make presentations on preparations for hurricane season know McCrane is a man with a good sense of humor. McCrane sprinkles in plenty of anecdotes to drive home his points. That was the case again recently, when he addressed SKA members on June 1, […]

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County asks Circuit Court to throw out another count in Cosentino lawsuit over the May 2016 North Beach Road vacation

County asks Circuit Court to throw out another count in Cosentino lawsuit over the May 2016 North Beach Road vacation

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com With one partial summary judgment ruling already having gone against the plaintiff in the case, Sarasota County is seeking a second one relating to the County Commission’s May 11, 2016 vacation of a 357-foot-long segment of North Beach Road. In a June 2 filing in 12th Judicial Circuit Court, Assistant […]

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Owner seeking coastal setback variance to build house completely seaward of the county’s Gulf Beach Setback Line of protection for property owners

Owner seeking coastal setback variance to build house completely seaward of the county’s Gulf Beach Setback Line of protection for property owners

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com As sand has continued to accrete on Siesta Key’s beach, more and more property that once was completely or partly underwater has become increasingly attractive to developers. Still, within the past four years, the Sarasota County Commission has remained stalwart in denying petitions for Coastal Setback Variances to allow new […]

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siesta john

Who’s Playing Tonight?

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Or this morning??… Siesta John (Sollazzo) Revisited by Mike Sales Two very cool things happen on Sunday mornings; I get to sleep in and enjoy another glorious day of summer hiatus and the Siesta Key Farmer’s Market, in Davidson’s Plaza, is once again, open for business. While the fruit and vegetable stand is the market's […]

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off key news

Off Key

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Inventing Reality to the Greening of Sarasota Reality Up for Grabs? You may recall Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane Washington chapter of the NAACP who self-identifies as black despite being born to white parents of northern European descent. You just knew this story wouldn’t end there though, but […]

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Holiday trash, embracing for the month of July

Holiday trash, embracing for the month of July

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney Sarasota County Commissioner Alan Maio told SKA members during their June regular meeting that he and his colleagues on the board had received emails — and he already had talked with staff — about the Memorial Day garbage “from our visitors.” He commended representatives of Siesta organizations — including the SKA […]

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