Category: Arts & Entertainment

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October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Beach was a great retreat for many in the wake of Hurricane IRMA… Some were escaping the path of the hurricane, while others were surprised by this storm during their vacation.  Everyone I spoke with only had minor incidences and were very happy to be on our beautiful  beach!  (Photos by Sarasota Photography/Jaye […]

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Siesta Key Sustains Minimal Damage From Hurricane Irma

Siesta Key Sustains Minimal Damage From Hurricane Irma

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Whether you want to believe an American Indian blessing keeps Siesta Key safe or perhaps its location shelters this special barrier island from a direct hit; one thing was certain, a collective sigh of relief could be felt when residents returned home to find minimal damage to property.     Although some residents and businesses lost […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

HOW I SURVIVED IRMA ON SASHIMI & SHRIMP I have lived on Siesta Key for the last 17 years. 2004 was the summer of storms. That was also the year when the Category 4 Charley devastated our Gulf Coast area and all of the lesser hurricanes and tropical storms since then like Debbie came but […]

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October's Island Girl

October’s Island Girl

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

This month’s island girl is Marianna on a visit to our tropical paradise from NJ/NYC. Marianna is originally from Russia and has been living in the U.S. for 12 years. She’s a hairstylist, model and proud American citizen. She absolutely loves the Gulf Coast of Florida and thinks Siesta Key is number one from all the keys. She looks […]

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Siesta Sounds

Siesta Sounds

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins Music lovers are always happy when October rolls around because the beginning of the winter “season” usually means that more venues will be adding or increasing their live music menus. One of the places to catch a lot of different sounds with little or no need to drive is Siesta Key in […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

September 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore How do you pronounce RIAF?    The Ringling International Arts Festival (RIAF) has been an evolving thing. “Evolving” as in something continually changing. “Thing” as in we don’t always know what to make of it. And that is a good thing. What we do know is that it is always in October and […]

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September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Families and friends manage one more beach day before the start of the school year. What better place to relax and unwind than on the No.1 beach in the USA!   For those planning to visit our island paradise, be sure to take advantage of our free trollies to get you to the beach and […]

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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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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore And now for something completely different      A couple of years back Tony Bennett played the Van Wezel here in Sarasota. And here he is again. When you open a really good bottle of wine it tastes wonderful. Put the cork back in and sample it a week later and, sorry, […]

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August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

With warm summer temperatures, I think we’re all thankful to visit Siesta Key Beach! Photos by Sarasota Photography/Jaye Clements                        

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August Island Girl

August Island Girl

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

This month’s island girl hails from the west coast; Glendale, California. Paige enjoys gaming (Zelda is her all-time favorite), good food and modeling. She paints with acrylics and has some of her artwork hanging in a gallery in Lakeland. She’s also built her own computer from scratch. She currently works as a freelance model/brand ambassador […]

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chris otto

Who’s Playing Tonight? An Interview with Chris Otto revisited

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales I first saw Chris Otto perform, when I was at a gig, on break, taking a walk and heard the most amazing guitar-shredding solos echoing over the water from across the marina. I HAD to go see who and what was making that sound, so I borrowed my venue’s golf cart and […]

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