North Beach Road News

Cosentino Charter amendments only a few signatures short    Siesta Sand took the opportunity to check in with the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections...

FDEP secretary grants permit for dredging of Big Sarasota Pass

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Two days after U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida toured severely eroded areas of South Lido Key Beach,...

Wrestling with red tide on Siesta Key beaches

By Rachel Brown Hackney    Once again, red tide has been plaguing beachgoers on Sarasota County’s shoreline, including Siesta Public Beach, Mote Marine Laboratory...

New county zoning district to facilitate improvements at Siesta Key Palms Hotel

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Altogether, it took only seven-and-a-half minutes on June 13 for the Sarasota County Commission to unanimously approve the...

Another land sale in Siesta Key Village

On May 22, the long-vacant property between the Old Salty Dog and the SunTrust Bank branch on Ocean Boulevard was sold for $600,000 to...

Bay Tree Club crosswalk advocates achieve their goal

By Rachel Brown Hackney    Regular readers will recall that in April, residents of the Bay Tree Club on South Midnight Pass Road talked...

Siesta Key Island Chatter July 2018

Staff Report Traffic accident on Siesta Drive    Siesta residents, workers and visitors who needed to use the north bridge to get on and...

Sorry, but that is county property

   A regular beachgoer reported to SNL/Siesta Sand the first week of June that a rope-and-post system had been installed on what appeared to...

Paving for part of Turtle Beach parking lot

 For years, residents who live near Turtle Beach Park have complained about the dust from the parking lot.    During comments to the County...

Snowy plover nesting news

By Rachel Brown Hackney    So far, this summer has not been a good one for snowy plovers on Siesta Key, Kylie Wilson, the...

Photo Gallery

Photos by Sarasota Photography / Jaye Clements Looking for something fun for the family this summer?  We have miles of beautiful beaches to explore…...

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Siesta Sounds

By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins “Twinkle Twinkle little star …”                 “Little” star? Not hardly.     Twinkle Schascle Ursula Yochim’s big, long name matches her...