Category: Columns

Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Siesta Key Fishing Forecast for June 2018

Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Siesta Key Fishing Forecast for June 2018

June 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

June will find Sarasota beaches lined with anglers in search of the ultimate gamefish, tarpon, especially early in the month.  Catching these giants is really not complicated.  Rig a 25 lb spinning outfit with 36” of 80lb flourocarbon leader and a 5/0 hook, then position the boat 100 yards off the beach and cast a […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

June 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

THE SUPERFOOD OF THE SEA    For those of you who are health conscious yet picky about your veggies and want to eat healthy yet still insist on only food that tastes good, I have good news for you. Kale is out and Seaweed is in! Seaweed is quickly becoming the new superfood because of […]

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Sand Castles - A retirement community on the gulf

Sand Castles – A retirement community on the gulf

June 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin        Whispering Sands is located on the Gulf of Mexico and steps from the Village.    The community includes a total of 267 units, with 144 condo units situated in two towers directly on the beach. The grounds have a large natural lagoon, two swimming pools, clubhouse, and tiki hut. Whispering Sands is […]

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Donnarose ~ Higher Living

Donnarose ~ Higher Living

June 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

         Welcome to the beginning of the second half of 2018.  How have things turned out regarding the intentions you set back in January?  For some of us, it may be a good time to reassess what happened in the first half of the year, and if needed, perhaps make a few […]

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Off Key

June 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Modern Quests to Support Animal Pets Tales of Brave Ulysses? I-4 was recently listed as the number one, single most dangerous highway in the nation, which comes as no surprise to anyone who has traveled along it in recent years. The roadway was of course built to quickly funnel as many […]

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Donnarose ~ Higher Living

Donnarose ~ Higher Living

May 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

   “There is no way to peace.  Peace is the way” ~ Mahatma Gandhi.  Quite often we hear ourselves or others say, “Why can’t I just be at peace,  I just want peace.  I’m tired of the drama and chaos and the hectic hustle and bustle.”  Lots of us say this as if we have […]

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Off Key

May 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Reality ‘Clips’ to Boats at Risk… Manatee ‘Clips’ Sarasota, ‘Siesta Key’ Two shows with local ties debuted last year, the reality show “Siesta Key” set here on the island and the dark comedy ‘Claws’ based on the stranger-than-life predicaments faced by a colorful group of manicurists working at a nail salon […]

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Captain Jim Klopfer’s Siesta Key Fishing Report

Captain Jim Klopfer’s Siesta Key Fishing Report

May 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

   May is a transition month in Sarasota.  Although the calendar says it is still spring, by late May it will definitely feel like summer time.  Pelagic species such as king and Spanish mackerel will have migrated north, inshore fishing will be best early and late, and giant tarpon will invade the inshore Gulf of […]

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Spacious living on the Bayou

Spacious living on the Bayou

May 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin    The 11 homes in Somerset Cove offer two unique features: a generous 2,757 square-foot layout and deeded boat docks.    In addition, the gated boating enclave on the north end of the Key has lush landscaping and heated pool overlooking Coconut Bayou, a natural bayou. In addition, the community is only […]

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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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