Category: Arts & Entertainment

December Island Girls

December Island Girls

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Photos by Jaye Clements / Sarasota Photography Our December island girls (l-r) are Sarah, from Punta Gorda, FL., Corinn, from Marietta, GA., and Josi, from Intercourse, PA. What better place for these former gymnasts to come together to celebrate best friend, Corinn’s 40th birthday? Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and relaxing on the […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore Why go to a museum?      Well, probably for as many reasons as there are works of art on display – paintings, sculptures, wall hangings, etc. But, of course, going to a museum entails a great deal of effort – finding a large block of time, putting on your museum shoes […]

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Siesta Sounds

Siesta Sounds

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins       Is Al Fuller one of the most popular entertainers working in southwest Florida?  Gee, I don’t know … in the first 15 minutes of our interview he booked three unexpected new gigs via incoming phone calls, so what do you think?       If you’ve had any exposure to the area music scene over […]

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Kennedy - Bartender of the Month

Kennedy – Bartender of the Month

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Daiquiri Deck South Siesta Name:  Kennedy Hometown:  Sarasota, FL  How long have you worked at Daiquiri Deck? Of the five years working at Daiquiri Deck, I’ve spent the last two years working as a bartender.  I would have to say my chocolate martini is my most perfected drink. What was the strangest or funniest experience […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sun, Sand and amazing weather… Paradise Found! We all love Siesta Key! (Photos by Sarasota Photography/Jaye Clements)                              

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November Island Girl

November Island Girl

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

This month’s Island Girl is Logan of Toledo, OH. She moved to Sarasota two years ago after graduating from Newberry College in South Carolina majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Logan played college volleyball and especially loves sand volleyball on Siesta Beach. She plans to enter Dental School at the University of Florida." […]

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Bartender of the Month

Bartender of the Month

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Name:  John Anderson Hometown: Medfield, MA (Go Pats!) Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) www.SKOB.com 5238 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242 941-346-5443 What’s your bartending experience and how long have you worked at SKOB?  I’ve been bartending 10 years, four here at SKOB. What was the strangest or funniest experience you witnessed or were party […]

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Forza Face-Off Beach Volleyball Tournament

Forza Face-Off Beach Volleyball Tournament

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt   Hundreds of men, women, coeds, and junior boys and girls athletes gathered on spectacular Siesta Beach recently for this year's Forza Faceoff Beach Volleyball Tournament. Participation was lower than normal this year due to the effects of Hurricane Irma. Tournament Director, Richard Heiles said, "Some tournaments that were canceled over that […]

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Arts on the Horizon

Arts on the Horizon

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore How do we know hurricane season is over?      One indicator is when the Snowbirds start winging their way south. And how can we forecast when this will begin to happen? Why, when we see that the first Masterworks concert of the season is to be performed by the Sarasota Orchestra. […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

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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