Category: Columns

Gulf Front, Three Pools, and Dog friendly at Jamaica Royale

Gulf Front, Three Pools, and Dog friendly at Jamaica Royale

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin   Jamaica Royale is a beachfront resort of 175 units, including several style units — including one-story villas, two-story townhouses, and two towers featuring two-bedroom Gulf condos. The community is best known for its three heated pools, one directly on the beach, and its expansive stretch of private beach and miles of […]

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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, well, it's the holiday gathering time again when I have to tolerate my family.  Just once I'd like to show up without a tense stomach.  Any tips would be appreciated, N.S. A: “It's not how people will be when you show up.  It's how you 'show up' that determines how people will […]

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Capt. Klopfer's December Fishing Forecast

Capt. Klopfer’s December Fishing Forecast

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

   December is a month that will test an angler’s ability to adapt to current conditions.  Water quality will vary throughout the area as passing cold fronts churn up the Gulf of Mexico.  The flats north and south of the passes will be more productive under these circumstances.  After several days of nice weather, the […]

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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I often see sequential numbers like 222 or 1111, etc.  Then time will go by, and there they are again.  I “bump” into feathers in the oddest places as well.  What's your take on all this?  ~ Thank you, A.F. A: “If it's numbers or feathers you often find near, there may […]

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Captain Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Report

Captain Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Report

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Adventure Charters / 971-371-1390    November offers Siesta Key anglers diverse opportunities.  A wide variety of species are available this month, and multiple techniques will be successful.  The key is adapting to the conditions; weather will become a factor at times.  Water temperatures will be falling as it cools off and the days become shorter, […]

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November Siesta Sounds

November Siesta Sounds

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins November means Thanksgiving and one of the things I’ve always been MOST thankful for is music. You’re reading this column, so that probably applies to you as well. Siesta Key is blessed with an embarrassment of riches in the various arts, making it easy to take for granted. Let’s not do that […]

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Siesta Sand Castles

Siesta Sand Castles

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Beautiful views from the Inlet Silestone counters in the remodeled kitchen, Canadian wood flooring, and views of the Gulf and Blind Pass from nearly every room: these are just a few of the features of a recent listing in The Inlets, a condo community of 39 one-and-two bedroom units on the south end of Siesta […]

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Fundraising for Cudjoe Key

Fundraising for Cudjoe Key

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Big Water Fish Market’s fundraiser to help rebuild Cudjoe Key, Florida, from the devastation Irma caused with a direct hit to the Keys, was met with generous support from friends and neighbors.  BWFM was able to raise $2000 for this worthy cause.  The funds raised were sent to Square Grouper Bar and Grill, which was […]

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off key news

Off Key

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Turning the Page to Respecting the Flag Betts Sentenced in Aftermath of Bayfront Drama After Donna Betts did her bayfront audition for the lead role in “Annie Get Your Gun” this past March, you had to wonder what the eventual consequences would be. The wife of legendary Allman Brothers Band co-founder […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

SIESTA KEY’S “SWEET MEAT” “Two crabs swim into a sand bar. The crustaceans ask, “Do you serve crabs here?”  The sand bartender says, “Of course….we serve everyone.” Well your local fish markets are now serving crabs to everyone as well. The one and only Florida Stone Crabs are now available as crab season just started […]

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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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