Category: Columns

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

April 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

GATOR BITES    There are only two places I don’t mind having an alligator encounter. The first place is on the golf course as they seem to mind their own business on the links. The other place is on my dinner plate. People say Gator meat tastes like chicken. My professional foodie description and comparison […]

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The Exchange, Since 1962

The Exchange, Since 1962

April 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

A great place to volunteer By Diana Colson    Many residents of The Landings have found the Women’s Exchange to be the perfect place to volunteer.  Soon to be renamed simply the Exchange, this non-profit organization has been a real force in Sarasota since 1962. In the intervening years, it has awarded more than $8 […]

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Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Siesta Key Fishing Forecast

Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Siesta Key Fishing Forecast

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

   March is a great month to fish on Siesta Key.  It is the first month of spring, both on the calendar and outside.  The list of available species is long; snook, redfish, trout, pompano, cobia, king and Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, flounder, snapper, grouper, jack crevelle, and sharks just to name a few. Big Pass […]

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off key news

Off Key

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Education Gone Bad to Vacuous Ads A Lesson in Modern Education Multiple Choice Question: The Florida legislature is considering a proposal that addresses the issue of bullying throughout the state’s public education system. It would require districts to…(choose one): A …confront allegations of bullying head on by having a teacher, coach […]

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Great Barbershop located in Gulf Gate

Great Barbershop located in Gulf Gate

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Erick and Dawn Jacobsen are tonsorial artists who practice as master barbers in the classic form.  For over 15 years THE SHOP SRQ has been a client focused shop, committed to providing excellent service, at reasonable prices. Originally located on Bahia Vista, east of HWY 41, the shop moved to the Gulf Gate area in […]

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Sand Castles at Sunset Royale

Sand Castles at Sunset Royale

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Prime Location with a friendly atmosphere at Sunset Royale By Roger Drouin  Sunset Royale’s location could not get any more prime: the 34-unit condo community is steps from Siesta Public Beach, and walking distance to the Village. “The best thing is that it is right across the street from the beach,” says Rental Manager Diana […]

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Donnarose ~ Higher Living

Donnarose ~ Higher Living

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

   In the late 1980’s one of my favorite jobs was teaching behavior modification classes.  Soon after I became a regional training manager and trained our trainers to teach the same classes.  When I taught the behavior mod classes, my clients held all kinds of positions, such as psychiatric social workers, doctors, lawyers, psychologists, teachers, […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Another Day in Paradise    I believe we have all heard the expression “land to plate” or “sea to plate”. That simply means that the food on our plate came from the land or the sea. Well thank you Mr. Obvious as the best I can tell is that all of our food comes from […]

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If you cannot do great things, do small things that are Great

If you cannot do great things, do small things that are Great

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Leeanne Moody   It is Saturday afternoon, and I am on a mission. After several attempts to connect with the owners of area laundromats through email, I am not making the progress I hoped. I want to see how a collaboration between the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) and local laundromats can support […]

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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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