Letter from the Publisher

Dear Readers,

We are excited to be the new owners of Siesta Sand! In taking over from Bob and Emy Stein, we are keenly aware that we have big shoes to fill. Fortunately, we have gotten to know and work closely with Bob and Emy over the past year, and we respect all of the hard work that they have put into making the paper what it is today. We are truly indebted to them for their generosity and guidance during the transition of the paper. We will strive to live up to their high standards and to carry forth their vision.

Our passion for Siesta Key as a home and a destination for visitors from around the world is what sparked our interest in the Siesta Sand. Accordingly, we will work to ensure that Siesta Sand remains the leading voice for Siesta Key, reporting on and advocating for issues

affecting the island. We also understand the importance of the paper to island visitors and are committed to maintaining it as the #1 visitor resource.

We are also advocates for continuous improvement. To that end, we would love to hear from our readers, both residents and visitors alike, about the things that make Siesta Sand great and any suggestions for improvement. Reach out to us at info@27statemedia.com. In the meantime, we look forward to meeting as many of you as possible.

See you around the island!

Brion Palmer + Todd Zerega