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Who’s Playing Tonight

An interview with Ari By Mike Sales One night, about three years ago, I’d just sat down to have coffee with a group of friends and was settling into what was bound to be the usual conversation, when an electric Read More

Beach Weddings

By Trebor Britt Kelley Batterson and Kevin Pio of Fort Wayne, Indiana exchange vows surrounded by family and close   friends, at an intimate wedding ceremony held on the beautiful sands of Siesta Beach recently. Kelley, an interior design consultant Read More

The Botanical Mastery of O M Braida

By Diana Colson An amazing Botanical artist lives in our midst. Her name is Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano, and her elegant works hang in major collections and museums, to great critical acclaim. She is not only an exquisite artist; she is Read More

Siesta Key Round Up

By Stan Zimmerman Snowy Plovers are back Siesta’s threatened Snowy Plovers have returned, and at least three nests have been identified and marked with buffers to keep people out. Volunteers hope people will stay out of the buffers, and keep Read More

Capt Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for June 2014

By Captain Klopfer, Adventure Charters  941-371-1390 http://fishingsiestakey.com June will find Sarasota beaches lined with anglers in search of the ultimate gamefish, tarpon, especially early in the month.  Catching these giants is really not complicated.  Rig a 25 lb spinning outfit Read More

They’re Baaack

Sea turtle season has begun: May 1 – October 31 Although May is the “official” start of turtle nesting season on Florida’s West Coast, sea turtles don’t carry calendars. Some have come ashore months earlier, a few stragglers after the Read More

Sheriff’s Report

sheriff's report siesta key

  There were a total of 36 crimes reported on the key from 4/16-5/19/14  4/16/14 Possession of Controlled Substance (Crystal Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance (Cannabis) – 100 Block Avenida Messina A deputy responded to a Read More