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Sand wars here, but no problems on Anna Maria Island

By Paul Roat While sand wars are slated to start in Sarasota in late January, our neighbors to the north are quietly watching fine, white sand flow onto their eroded beaches. A beach renourishment project began in mid-December for the Read More

Van Wezel, Asolo opening acts were in January

By Paul Roat January has historically been a month of grand openings for Sarasota. Two of the area’s premiere performing arts venues opened to the public just after the first of the year. On Jan. 5, 1970, the Van Wezel Read More

Siesta Key News Round Up

By Stan Zimmerman Former SKA head pleads guilty to political dirty trick Robert Waechter is now a felon, pleading guilty in circuit court to breaking election laws and impersonating another person with the intent to harass. The case began when Read More

Dolphin, manatee deaths reach ghastly levels

By Paul Roat Something is killing the great marine mammals of Florida. Dolphins and manatees died in unprecedented numbers in 2013. Scientists are still tabulating the morbidity, but nearly 800 dolphins died along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, Read More

Soulful Advice from Donnarose

Donnarose Melvin is a professional psychic, medium and energy healer, whose pleasure it is to assist clients worldwide. She incorporates knowledge from her degree in psychology, along with her clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairsentient and empathic gifts to guide her clients towards Read More

Chianti offers bold, fresh Italian flavors to Sarasota dining scene

By Paul Roat A bright, shiny new year deserves a bright, shiny new restaurant. Chianti Ristorante Italiano on Clark Road has been open since March and is indeed a shiny new entree on the Sarasota restaurant menu. The restaurant is Read More

Captain’s Report for January 2014

Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for January 2014 By Captain Klopfer Adventure Charters / 941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com January fishing in Sarasota is all about the weather, pure and simple. Angling success is determined by the ability to adapt to the existing Read More

Lots to see, hear, enjoy Downtown

By Paul Roat/ Contributing Writer There are a lot of new things to see around Downtown Sarasota for this new year. Murals seem to be sprouting up pretty much wherever there is a blank wall. Downtown’s perennial homeless problem may Read More

The Fearless World of M.P.Manilla

By Diana Colson  Sarasota is home to Mary Pangalos Manilla, a television journalist with stellar credentials. A former New Yorker who was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for her thought provoking television documentaries, Mary has written a fact-based novel Read More