Siesta parking

Last chance to solve parking concerns

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Sheriff's Training building, located at 6647 Midnight Pass Road will soon be part of the surplus property the County will either decide to retain or sell. Representatives from the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, Mark Smith and Siesta Key Association, Bob Stein, have met and discussed retaining the property with all the County Commissioners in the past two […]

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Sheriff’s Report April 19- May 16, 2017

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 16 crimes reported on the Key between 4/19 – 5/16 /17                       4/21/17 Burglary- Vehicle Public Beach A man reported an unknown person leaned inside his 2014 Ford Sedan while it was parked at the Public Beach lot and stole […]

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Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Forecast for June 2017

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

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 with 36” of 80 lb. flourocarbon leader and a 5/0 hook, then position the boat 100 yards off the beach and cast […]

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More on the cigarette litter campaign

More on the cigarette litter campaign

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

In April, Michael Shay — a longtime leader of cleanup efforts on the Key — informed SNL that Sarasota County had received a grant to help staff encourage people not to litter the beaches with cigarette butts. The county recently issued a news release about that initiative, which, it turns out, is focused on Siesta […]

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Judge puts Siesta Key Association challenge of Lido Renourishment Project on hold until after administrative hearing process has concluded, but city plans to withdraw from FDEP application

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge ruled in late April that it was premature for the Siesta Key Association (SKA) to seek a court remedy for what it alleges is a City of Sarasota violation of Sarasota County’s Comprehensive Plan related to the city’s proposal to dredge Big Sarasota Pass […]

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Sarasota news

June Up & Down the Trail

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

County approves potion of Braves funding The City of North Port could be playing ball soon, as plans for a spring training facility for the Atlanta Braves have advanced. The plan is to transform a 70-acre vacant lot into a state of the art spring training facility. It's a project with a $75 million dollar […]

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Siesta Key Association survey on trolley service underscores popularity of the free program

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com The free Siesta Key Breeze trolley service launched on March 20 continues to win rave reviews — a fact reinforced when the Siesta Key Association (SKA) announced the results of a survey it sent to more than 1,000 of its members. “[W]e have achieved over a 30% response — quite […]

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The Most Unlikely Tackle Shop Owner

The Most Unlikely Tackle Shop Owner

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Aledia Tush Investing in a bait and tackle shop is a pretty unconventional wedding present to give your daughter, but my father didn’t see it that way. I was one year out of college and working in a bank in Louisville, Kentucky. On the last day of a family vacation in Sarasota, Florida, he […]

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June Siesta Key Round Up

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney MTV meets Siesta Key The Tampa Bay Times reported that MTV debuted its first commercial for a reality series set on Siesta Key while presenting its MTV Movie and TV Awards on May 7. The new show, Times staffer Christopher Spata wrote, is titled Siesta Key. The commercial — about 15 seconds […]

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Rental companies will be required to pay $250 for ‘medallions’ for Turtle Beach Park program

Rental companies will be required to pay $250 for ‘medallions’ for Turtle Beach Park program

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney Representatives of kayak and paddleboard rental companies are resigning themselves to having to comply with a Turtle Beach Park management program Sarasota County will implement as of July 1. Still, several say they feel the program is unnecessary and that the expense of purchasing “medallions” — certificates to show their conformity […]

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The Landings Shopping Center

Landings Shopping Center could follow suit after Pelican Plaza

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Several years ago, Pelican Plaza, across from Westfield Sarasota Square Mall, looked much different. A dilapidated façade was the most noteworthy aspect of the mostly-empty plaza. The center had struggled since its former anchor, Linens ’n Things, closed in 2008 following a bankruptcy filing by its parent company. Then in 2012, Manatee-county […]

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Crystal Sand views and strong rental history in iconic building

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Drouin Crystal Sands is an iconic community, easily recognizable by the S shape of it’s 12-story high-rise on the beach. Located right on Crescent Beach, in addition to 131 one and two-bedroom units in the high-rise, there are 22 villas in the luxury community. Units rarely come on the market, with only four […]

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