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Siesta Key Sheriff’s Report February 21- March 20, 2018

Siesta Key Sheriff’s Report February 21- March 20, 2018

March 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 20 crimes reported on Siesta Key between 2/21-3/20/18 2/21/18 Petit Theft Public Beach A woman reported that she believed an associate of hers had stolen her phone on 2/7/18 while she was at the Siesta public lot. She was very vague about the circumstances and had no evidence that the […]

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County ‘closest [it has] ever been’ in negotiations over getting control of Siesta roads, with state taking River Road

County ‘closest [it has] ever been’ in negotiations over getting control of Siesta roads, with state taking River Road

March 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    The news first was aired publicly on Sept. 13, 2017, during the regular Sarasota County Commission meeting in Sarasota: County staff was in discussions with staff of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) about potentially assuming ownership of roads on Siesta Key in exchange for the state taking control […]

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Siesta Key Breeze Trolley News

Siesta Key Breeze Trolley News

March 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) postponed the one-year anniversary of the Siesta Key Breeze service originally scheduled for March 20, due to expected inclement weather. SCAT will announce a new date for the celebration, which will recognize the Breeze’s 250,000th passenger, in the coming weeks. That lucky person will win a gift basket filled with […]

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Parking to be prohibited on north side of Old Stickney Point Road

Parking to be prohibited on north side of Old Stickney Point Road

March 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Responding to residents’ concerns, the Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously on Feb. 27 to prohibit parking along the north side of Old Stickney Point Road from the Midnight Pass Road intersection to 45 feet east of Sabal Drive.    The total distance is 465 feet, according to a staff […]

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Apprehension of prowler aided by Air-1

Apprehension of prowler aided by Air-1

March 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office’s Air-1 aviation unit aided deputies in arresting a Port Charlotte man late on the night of Feb. 26 on Siesta Key. Deputies responding to calls about a prowler learned that two witnesses had seen a man with his pants halfway down in the carport at the […]

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Siesta Key property owner still intent on home construction west of Gulf Beach Setback Line, with use of Beach Access 10 as driveway

Siesta Key property owner still intent on home construction west of Gulf Beach Setback Line, with use of Beach Access 10 as driveway

March 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Almost exactly 10 months after he submitted the original application to Sarasota County’s Environmental Permitting Division, the attorney for a Siesta Key property owner has provided new material maintaining his assertion that construction of a three-story house should be allowed fully seaward of the county’s Gulf Beach Setback Line. […]

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Siesta Key Village News

Siesta Key Village News

March 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

The Experiment failed A year ago the Donut Experiment opened up at 217 Avenida Madera in the Village with great fanfare. The Donut Experiment is a great success on Anna Maria Island with a huge following, but not here. So for any of the fans of this donut shop, you need to island hop to […]

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New SKA president points to preventing dredging of Big Pass, preserving island zoning regulations and reducing traffic as key continuing issues

New SKA president points to preventing dredging of Big Pass, preserving island zoning regulations and reducing traffic as key continuing issues

March 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    About 150 Siesta Key Association (SKA) members and invited guests — perhaps the nonprofit’s largest attendance figure ever — welcomed a new president on March 3 and provided rounds of applause as he discussed major issues on which the SKA will continue working.    Vice President Catherine Luckner passed […]

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Multi-way stop signs on SIesta Key approved on Commonwealth Drive at Venice Lane intersection

Multi-way stop signs on SIesta Key approved on Commonwealth Drive at Venice Lane intersection

March 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com     For months, residents of the affected Siesta Key neighborhood have been divided in their opinions about whether multi-way stop signs should be installed on Commonwealth Drive at the Venice Lane intersection.    However, responding to the urging of most of the people who addressed the issue during the […]

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history of siesta key

New Book Celebrates a Century of Tourism on Siesta Key

March 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

There’s much to celebrate about Siesta Key, especially the many awards for its half-mile long public beach that adjoins another two and one-half miles of pristine, quartz sand delivered millions of years ago from the ancient, Himalaya-sized Appalachian Mountains. Although now arguably overdeveloped, and currently overwhelmed with traffic, it was once one of Sarasota County’s […]

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Siesta Key Island Chatter

Siesta Key Island Chatter

March 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Chamber hosts 19th annual golf tournament The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, along with presenting sponsor, Conditioned Air, proudly announce the 19th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament, which will be held Monday, May 7, at TPC Prestancia – Stadium Course, located at 4409 Tournament Players Club Drive, Sarasota, 34238. This private outing presents a […]

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New Siesta Key Lift Station is operational; old wastewater treatment tanks to be decommissioned, beginning in May

New Siesta Key Lift Station is operational; old wastewater treatment tanks to be decommissioned, beginning in May

March 26, 2018 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Lift Station Update By Roger Drouin    Sarasota County has completed construction of a new wastewater lift station on the Key — as part of a project to decommission the Siesta Key Wastewater Treatment Plant and replace it with a modern, storm-hardened, and much smaller lift station.    “The new pump station is […]

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