Captain’s Report for December 2013

Capt. Jim Klopfer's Fishing Forecast for December 2013 By Captain Klopfer Adventure Charters / 941-371-1390   December is a month that will test an angler’s ability to adapt to current conditions.  Water quality will vary throughout the area as passing Read More

Village Cafe is place to see, be seen in

By Paul Roat Village Café is a perfect people watching place for breakfast and lunch. Perched at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and “Eat Street” — nom de plume by foodies for Avenida Madera, so named due to all the Read More

News Up and Down the Trail

Sarasota news

By Stan Zimmerman Human rights in Sarasota The Sarasota County Commission keeps edging closer to considering a declaration of human rights. Commission Chair Carolyn Mason says she supported an ordinance on human rights that would ban discrimination based on race, Read More

Scientific first for male turtles began off Turtle Beach

By Paul Roat Murph is happily wending his way through the depths of the Gulf after a near-death experience off Turtle Beach. According to Mote Marine Laboratory’s Turtle Stranding Team, “a large loggerhead appeared to be tethered to something underwater Read More

Boat parking issues on Longboat, car parking problems on Circle — toast to woes in Venice

By Paul Roat Perhaps you could call this story a tale of two cities on one key. Longboat Key, that is. Back in the days before condominiums and Arvida, the key was a laid-back place. There are two mobile home Read More

Deli food galore at Corkscrew Deli in Landings Plaza

By Paul Roat The Sarasota region has a wealth of fine dining establishments. There is fine Continental cuisine, ethnic fare featuring everything from Italian to Spanish, Cuban to Peruvian, Mexican to Asian, and more. The food itself is myriad. Depending Read More

November notable events on Siesta Key

By Paul Roat November appears to be an anniversary month for Siesta Key. From what passes for city government celebrates it's 65th anniversary this month. Two restaurants have their “birthdays” this month, and there is also a solemn anniversary of Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight an interview with “Kettle of Fish” front man, Dana Lawrence

by Mike Sales The promo and reputation of “Kettle of Fish”, was, so well executed and band founder, front man, Dana Lawrence, (AKA The hardest working man in SRQ showbiz) kept his schedule so filled that I was hearing good Read More