Category: Columns

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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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

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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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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