Category: Arts & Entertainment

Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Arts on the Horizon By Rodger Skidmore Baseball, war, and music       The Washington Grays baseball team started in Homestead, PA and played for 38 consecutive years, most of its later years in Washington, DC. The Washington Grays of Philadelphia were a volunteer army regiment formed in 1822, and there were three Washington Grays […]

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February Island Girl

February Island Girl

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

  This month’s Island Girl is Caitlin from Coral Springs. She visits Siesta Beach twice each year as a staff girl and player with the Dig the Beach Volleyball Series. While here, you’ll find her enjoying a sunset and the popular drum circle. Caitlin loves to move, move, move. Outside of her interest in yoga, she […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

It may have been a little cooler for a few days in January, but it doesn’t compare to the single digits up north!  Visitors to the Key were delighted with our weather and most shared stats on how many inches of snow they had back home!  All were very happy to be at Siesta Key […]

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Siesta Key Bartender of the Month

Siesta Key Bartender of the Month

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

The Cottage 153 Avenida Messina, in the Village 941-312-9300 www.cottagesiestakey.com Name of Bartender:  Rudolf (Rudy) Ondrejkovic Hometown:  Kosice, Slovakia Q: What’s your bartending experience and how long have you worked at The Cottage? I’ve been in the restaurant business since high school and have gone through every position available. I’ve been bartending for the last […]

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Sarasota History

Sarasota History

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Republished in memory of Paul Roat (1957 – 2014) John Ringling’s bad luck with boats      February was a cruel month for Sarasota entrepreneur, circus magnate, and yachtsman John Ringling.      Ann Shank, former Sarasota County Historian, sums it up best when describing Ringling’s boat disasters.      “One exploded and burned. Another ran into an […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

January 17, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Speaking truth to power And sometimes truth itself is power, which is why Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was such a powerful orator. Dr. King became famous during the Civil Rights movement by speaking a truth that many people had seen but few had heard about. It is one thing to see […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

January 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Another beautiful winter in Sarasota Florida and Siesta Key Beach is the place to be!  Check out some of the visitors to our island paradise ~ (photos by Sarasota Photography)

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Siesta Sounds

Siesta Sounds

January 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

2018 shaping up as a great year for The Whole Band By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins    January is that otherwise-unassuming month that so many of us believe denotes a chance for a fresh start. Musician-composer Callie Chappell is no different, sailing into 2018 on a wave of not just optimism but certainty, based on the prospect […]

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Moonlight Movies on Siesta Key Beach

Moonlight Movies on Siesta Key Beach

January 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

 Enjoying a movie at the drive-in is one thing, seeing one on America’s number one beach, while laying or sitting under the stars on the soft white sand, with the quiet waves of the Gulf of Mexico rolling up the shoreline, is quite another. More than 100 residents and tourists enjoyed the movie E.T., The […]

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Siesta Key's Island Girl

Siesta Key’s Island Girl

January 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, this month’s Island Girl is Chynna from Bradenton. She has devoted her life to the health, fitness and athletics industry. Chynna not only owns her own business called Apple a Day Health, but she is an Events Coordinator and Brand Strategist for Exclusive Sports Marketing and a Digital Content Manager […]

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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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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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