Category: Columns

Yes Solórzano’s Late Night Pizzeria NEVER CLOSED!

Yes Solórzano’s Late Night Pizzeria NEVER CLOSED!

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Let me tell you guys about our experience By Phil Solorzano I am so proud of my team, and the hard work we all put in Monday. September 11, following Irma’s pathway through Sarasota, to serve our area in such hard times. The amount of people we took care of was unimaginable. We did it […]

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Off Key

Off Key

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Appliance Drama to Instant Karma… As Seen on Craigslist: “For Sale: Double door refrigerator. Ice maker works, however it does not dispense ice…” Justice Delayed? Florida’s first execution in 18 months took place on August 24th. It carried out a sentence handed down almost 30 years ago when Mark Asay was […]

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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I can't for the life of me get my sister to have energy work done.  She has this fear of trying anything new.  Any suggestions would greatly help. ~M.A. A: “We tend to bring near, that which we fear, when information we obtain, makes things more clear.”  ~Donnarose Melvin   It can tend […]

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Captain Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Report

Captain Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Report

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

   October is a fabulous month to be fishing on Siesta Key!  Shorter, cooler days result in water temperatures dropping into the low 70s, bait will be thick in the bays and out on the beach, and that will attract the gamefish.  Many species are going to be caught using a variety of angling tactics.  […]

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off key news

Off Key

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson A Day of Celebration for Snooty! September 10th will be a day long celebration of all things Snooty as the South Florida Museum in Bradenton remembers the life and times of its number one Cash-Cow…err, make that Sea-Cow, Snooty the manatee who died shortly after celebrating his 69th birthday last month. Depending […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

SEAFOOD STEAM POT SCIENCE   There is something about the combination of shellfish, potatoes, corn-on-the-cob and smoked sausage all steamed together in one big stockpot that makes this one of the tastiest and easiest dinners on the planet to make. Some people use the same concept as putting all of the kids in the pool by […]

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Key West Style just over the bridge

Key West Style just over the bridge

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin The 19 townhomes at Siesta Pointe Sarasota are situated just over the Stickney Pointe bridge — a short stroll or bike ride from Siesta Key. Perhaps the best attribute of Siesta Pointe is that proximity to the Key and nearby restaurants such as Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar and the new […]

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Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for September 2017

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Speckled trout will please Siesta Key anglers in September    September is the month that redfish begin schooling up in Sarasota. The expansive shallow flats in Sarasota Bay are traditionally the most productive areas to fish.  A low, incoming tide in the morning is preferred, allowing anglers to see the large schools of reds.  As the […]

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Sand Castles - Charming Condos at Casa Mar

Sand Castles – Charming Condos at Casa Mar

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Situated in the middle of Crescent Beach with 300-feet of private beachfront, Casa Mar is a community of charming 1950s-and-60s built condos in one-and-two story buildings. Constructed with 18-inch concrete block and exposed panel and beam ceilings, the units are on the smaller side, but well-constructed and easily made light and bright […]

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off key news

Off Key

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Happy Feet to Minimum Wage Deceit “Dancing, Dancing, Dancing in the Street…” Edwin Rose Jr. was arrested by Pasco county deputies recently for the crime of dancing in the street. Deputies said Rose was blocking traffic at US 19 and Alternate 19 at the time of his arrest. This was the […]

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Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for August 2017

Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for August 2017

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

  There is a little secret here on Siesta Key; the fishing is terrific in August!  Many anglers assume that the heat slows down the action, but this is far from true. The reality is that due to daily rain showers, the water temperature is actually lower in August than it is in June.  Hordes of […]

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Big water fish market

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

We always have a lot going on during the summertime on the Gulf Coast but especially this summer of 2017. Siesta Beach has once again garnered the No. 1 beach status from Dr. Leatherman, MTV’s new reality series shot on Siesta Key beach aired the end of July, and the proposed Big Pass dredging is […]

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