Category: Columns

Captain Jim Klopfer’s Siesta Key Fishing Forecast

Captain Jim Klopfer’s Siesta Key Fishing Forecast

April 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

   After a chilly start to 2018 in January, the weather has been unseasonably warm with record-breaking temperatures in February. March was pretty typical though water temps were above average. April should offer incredible fishing for a variety of species.    Big Pass and New Pass will be alive with fish migrating in and out of […]

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off key news

Off Key News

April 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Off Key By Bob Frederickson From Sub-Tropical Dreams to Flying Machines Pirate Looks at 80?                                      Florida has long attracted those looking to paint their own unique self-portrait on the state’s inviting and expansive canvas. On a good day (or bad depending on your point of view) as many as one thousand new residents flock to […]

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Donnarose ~ Higher Living

Donnarose ~ Higher Living

April 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

   As many regular readers of this column know, the title and subtitle is only three months old.  This change is to help promote exactly what it reads.  Meaning, “Higher Living ~ Living life in the Light” is when we’re able to be more consistent at maintaining a higher vibrational frequency, and staying in a […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

April 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

GATOR BITES    There are only two places I don’t mind having an alligator encounter. The first place is on the golf course as they seem to mind their own business on the links. The other place is on my dinner plate. People say Gator meat tastes like chicken. My professional foodie description and comparison […]

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The Exchange, Since 1962

The Exchange, Since 1962

April 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

A great place to volunteer By Diana Colson    Many residents of The Landings have found the Women’s Exchange to be the perfect place to volunteer.  Soon to be renamed simply the Exchange, this non-profit organization has been a real force in Sarasota since 1962. In the intervening years, it has awarded more than $8 […]

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Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Siesta Key Fishing Forecast

Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Siesta Key Fishing Forecast

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

   March is a great month to fish on Siesta Key.  It is the first month of spring, both on the calendar and outside.  The list of available species is long; snook, redfish, trout, pompano, cobia, king and Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, flounder, snapper, grouper, jack crevelle, and sharks just to name a few. Big Pass […]

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off key news

Off Key

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Education Gone Bad to Vacuous Ads A Lesson in Modern Education Multiple Choice Question: The Florida legislature is considering a proposal that addresses the issue of bullying throughout the state’s public education system. It would require districts to…(choose one): A …confront allegations of bullying head on by having a teacher, coach […]

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Great Barbershop located in Gulf Gate

Great Barbershop located in Gulf Gate

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Erick and Dawn Jacobsen are tonsorial artists who practice as master barbers in the classic form.  For over 15 years THE SHOP SRQ has been a client focused shop, committed to providing excellent service, at reasonable prices. Originally located on Bahia Vista, east of HWY 41, the shop moved to the Gulf Gate area in […]

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Sand Castles at Sunset Royale

Sand Castles at Sunset Royale

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Prime Location with a friendly atmosphere at Sunset Royale By Roger Drouin  Sunset Royale’s location could not get any more prime: the 34-unit condo community is steps from Siesta Public Beach, and walking distance to the Village. “The best thing is that it is right across the street from the beach,” says Rental Manager Diana […]

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Donnarose ~ Higher Living

Donnarose ~ Higher Living

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

   In the late 1980’s one of my favorite jobs was teaching behavior modification classes.  Soon after I became a regional training manager and trained our trainers to teach the same classes.  When I taught the behavior mod classes, my clients held all kinds of positions, such as psychiatric social workers, doctors, lawyers, psychologists, teachers, […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Another Day in Paradise    I believe we have all heard the expression “land to plate” or “sea to plate”. That simply means that the food on our plate came from the land or the sea. Well thank you Mr. Obvious as the best I can tell is that all of our food comes from […]

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If you cannot do great things, do small things that are Great

If you cannot do great things, do small things that are Great

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Leeanne Moody   It is Saturday afternoon, and I am on a mission. After several attempts to connect with the owners of area laundromats through email, I am not making the progress I hoped. I want to see how a collaboration between the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) and local laundromats can support […]

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