Vacant lots 162 Beach Road

Owners of 162 Beach Road accept county’s offer

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           Ronald and Sania Allen of Osprey have accepted Sarasota County’s offer of $1.4 million for their parcel at 162 Beach Road.           However, neither Wendy B. Cooper, trustee of the Burton M. Cooper Credit Shelter Trust No. 1, nor the Cooper family’s attorney has responded to the county’s offer […]

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Irma delays wastewater plant project

Irma delays wastewater plant project

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney                 As a result of Hurricane Irma and a lot of rain that fell about two weeks before the storm blew through, the project to replace the Siesta Key Wastewater Treatment Plant with a master pump station has been delayed, Siesta Key Association (SKA) members learned during their Oct. 5 meeting. […]

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‘Property acquisition’ one facet of resolving flooding

‘Property acquisition’ one facet of resolving flooding

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney           Midnight Pass flooding was in the proverbial spotlight on Sept. 26, as the Sarasota County commissioners debated the hiring of consultants to assist with stormwater projects. As discussion ensued, it finally became clear that county staff feels the use of eminent domain in obtaining land for a Siesta project ultimately […]

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Siesta Sand Castles

Siesta Sand Castles

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Beautiful views from the Inlet Silestone counters in the remodeled kitchen, Canadian wood flooring, and views of the Gulf and Blind Pass from nearly every room: these are just a few of the features of a recent listing in The Inlets, a condo community of 39 one-and-two bedroom units on the south end of Siesta […]

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November Island Girl

November Island Girl

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

This month’s Island Girl is Logan of Toledo, OH. She moved to Sarasota two years ago after graduating from Newberry College in South Carolina majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Logan played college volleyball and especially loves sand volleyball on Siesta Beach. She plans to enter Dental School at the University of Florida." […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com Condo Council Meeting The Siesta Key Condo Council will hold a meeting on November 14 at 3:30 PM at Siesta Key Chapel 4615 Gleason Ave. The Topic is Hurricane Irma and Insurance: • Flood vs Wind Driven Rain Hazard • FEMA Factors: Zones, Cost, Trends, Status • Association vs Owner: […]

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More trucks working on county storm debris collection, with completion of first passes through areas anticipated in 90 days

More trucks working on county storm debris collection, with completion of first passes through areas anticipated in 90 days

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com   Sarasota County is on track to complete the “first pass” of storm debris collection within 90 days, Assistant County Administrator Jonathan Lewis told the County Commission on Oct. 11. Additionally, County Administrator Tom Harmer reported that staff is working with the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Charles & […]

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turtle beach campground

Turtle Beach Campground upgrades delayed by Hurricane Irma

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com   Although Hurricane Irma delayed the completion timeline from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1, the Sarasota County project to move power and telephone lines underground was well underway at Turtle Beach Park, Manager Kyle Carson told about 35 people during the Oct. 5 meeting of the Siesta Key Association (SKA). […]

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Bartender of the Month

Bartender of the Month

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Name:  John Anderson Hometown: Medfield, MA (Go Pats!) Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) www.SKOB.com 5238 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242 941-346-5443 What’s your bartending experience and how long have you worked at SKOB?  I’ve been bartending 10 years, four here at SKOB. What was the strangest or funniest experience you witnessed or were party […]

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‘Sharrows’ coming soon to Ocean Boulevard

‘Sharrows’ coming soon to Ocean Boulevard

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney   During the February SKA meeting, President Harold Ashby talked about Sarasota County’s plan to paint “sharrows” on Ocean Boulevard where no bike lane exists, to make the road friendlier for cyclists.   The approximately 825-meter stretch of Ocean Boulevard from Beach Road, through the Village, to Treasure Boat Way is the area […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

SIESTA KEY’S “SWEET MEAT” “Two crabs swim into a sand bar. The crustaceans ask, “Do you serve crabs here?”  The sand bartender says, “Of course….we serve everyone.” Well your local fish markets are now serving crabs to everyone as well. The one and only Florida Stone Crabs are now available as crab season just started […]

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off key news

Off Key

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson From Turning the Page to Respecting the Flag Betts Sentenced in Aftermath of Bayfront Drama After Donna Betts did her bayfront audition for the lead role in “Annie Get Your Gun” this past March, you had to wonder what the eventual consequences would be. The wife of legendary Allman Brothers Band co-founder […]

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