Category: Columns

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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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, one of the ladies in our circle of friends cannot seem to listen to anything about our lives without saying “I'm jealous”. She knows I hate when she says that, but she says she's just saying how she feels. How can I get her to enjoy our conversations without having to put […]

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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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Island Resident Wins Sonja Henie Award

Island Resident Wins Sonja Henie Award

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson In May, Siesta Key’s own Judith Thomas was presented with the 2017 Sonja Henie award at the Professional Skaters Association banquet held in Franklin, Tennessee. This much-coveted award has been given annually since 1996 and is bestowed upon a female Professional Skater or Coach who has brought recognition to the sport in […]

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Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast July 2017

Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast July 2017

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

   July fishing can be excellent, but tactics need to be a little different and windows of opportunity are smaller.  It is simply too hot to fish in the middle of the day.  Early morning will be the most reliable time to fish, evenings are good too, but frequent thunderstorms can make planning a trip […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

SHRIMPIN’ AIN’T EASY  Not everyone takes into consideration what it takes to put that delicious shrimp on your plate. First the shrimpers wake up at the crack of dawn, load the gear and prep their boat, rain or shine. They set out to sea (sometimes for days or weeks at a time) with a bunch […]

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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, there's been some disruption from negative spirits in my home for approximately 8 months. I've seen some things move, and my cat also seems to be reacting to something. Someone suggested I get a distant house clearing. Is that as good as in person? ~Regards, M.G A: “If you've had it with […]

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Sand Castles at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club

Sand Castles at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Beachside Resort Style at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club By Roger Drouin Condominium owners at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club have a lot to love when they are here. But for the majority of owners, that might not be that often. Built on over 13 acres of beachfront property, with four tennis courts (including two […]

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off key news

Off Key

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Inventing Reality to the Greening of Sarasota Reality Up for Grabs? You may recall Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane Washington chapter of the NAACP who self-identifies as black despite being born to white parents of northern European descent. You just knew this story wouldn’t end there though, but […]

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dear donnarose

Dear Donnarose

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I cannot tell you how many times I've gone against my intuition to do something, and allowed my ego to once again send me on the wrong path. As a result, I've lost time, money and relationships. What will it take to listen to my intuition and stop going on all these […]

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