Category: Columns

SOUTH GATE BARBER SHOP: An "Olde Fashion" Place

SOUTH GATE BARBER SHOP: An “Olde Fashion” Place

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson     The South Gate Barber Shop has been in existence for over fifty years. It was fading into obscurity when taken over by TJ Vincent in 2014, who came in, redid the shop, and kept it all going.    TJ Vincent is a lady barber in a field usually dominated by men.  […]

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Donnarose ~ Higher Living

Donnarose ~ Higher Living

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

     There’s no way around it, “Love is the answer”.  That sure sounds good to me.  Speaking of love, what better time to talk about it than during “Love month”.  I say month, because one day is simply not enough to celebrate love, as the topic is so important for our spiritual existence.  Even […]

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Siesta Sounds

Siesta Sounds

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins B.C. HATHAWAY        Threading neatly through the southern end of Siesta Key is Midnight Pass Road, a winding two-lane drive named for what was an adjacent natural waterway created hundreds of years ago by Mother Nature, then destroyed in the early 1980s by two self-serving humans determined to live where […]

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Siesta Key Sand Castles

Siesta Key Sand Castles

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

At home, steps from Crescent Beach By Roger Drouin Sara Sea is a small mid-Key condo community that’s a bit of a secret jewel on Siesta.    The community is nestled just a quarter of a block from Crescent Beach and close to Point of Rocks. “There are only just 12 units, so it has […]

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off key news

Off Key

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Very Small Spaces to Very Big Numbers ‘Tiny Home’ Concept Coming (back) to SW Florida?    You’re probably aware of the ‘tiny home’ trend that has caught on in some parts of the country, mostly in places like San Francisco, Seattle and other communities where housing costs have soared beyond the […]

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siesta key fishing

Captain Klopfer’s February Fishing Report for Siesta Key

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

          February is the last month of winter here in Sarasota. There will be days when it feels like spring is in the air. But, weather patterns will still be unstable, and fishing will follow suit. Being flexible and understanding how weather affects fish behavior will be the key to angling success […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

January 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Happy New Year & welcome to 2018!! I hope nothing but a healthy and happy year for us all!!    As I always do in December and before the Florida doctors’ office waiting rooms turn into a social gathering, I go get a checkup from my doctor. I’m not much on waiting rooms as they […]

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Captain Klopfer's January Fishing Report for Siesta Key

Captain Klopfer’s January Fishing Report for Siesta Key

January 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

   January fishing in Sarasota is all about the weather, pure and simple. Angling success is determined by the ability to adapt to the existing weather conditions. Tides will often times be very low in the morning. Couple that with a northeast wind and the flats will not have very much water on them. Water […]

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off key news

Off Key

January 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

From Words Misaligned to Treasures Defined… Jar Jar Binks’ New Gig…    With the release of The Last Jedi just before Christmas, Star Wars fans were relieved to discover that rumors of the return of Jar Jar Binks to the epic film series were – as Binks himself might have put it – “misinformed, not […]

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Donnarose ~ Higher Living

Donnarose ~ Higher Living

January 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

   Happy New Year 2018!  A perfect time for new beginnings where we replace the old with the new!  Speaking of changes, after 5 years of my Dear Donnarose column (Happy Anniversary!), “Donnarose~Higher Living” has now been born.  How fitting that the number 5 in angel numbers represents change.  Of course this wasn’t planned by […]

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Through the eyes of a veteran

Through the eyes of a veteran

January 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Capt. Gordon Garrett served during the Cuban missile crisis By Diana Colson    Gordon Garrett was a Captain in the Air Force during the Cuban missile crisis. He served from 1960 to 1963, most of that time at Eglin Air Force Base located in the Florida Panhandle­. This was the base which served as the […]

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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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