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| August 1, 2014
These lovely mermaids traveled many sea-miles having heard of the #1 beach via their shell-phones.  They love sunnng on our sugar white sand ane enjoy talking to all the visitors and residents they meet.  Rumor has it that you may be able to catch a glimpse of these sirens of the sea on the shores of Siesta Beach August 3rd and 17th, most likely between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Be sure to bring your camera. sirens of the sea 1
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Desirae, Brandan and Amy from Chicago

Desirae, Brandan and Amy from Chicago

Welcome to all our island visitors.  We hope you enjoy your stay.  (photos by Jaye Clements/ Sarasota Photography)

Brian, Leanie, Jake (8), Ehan (5), and Isaac (2) from Sarasota

Brian, Leanie, Jake (8), Ehan (5), and Isaac (2) from Sarasota

Lisha and Amayah (1) from Tampa

Lisha and Amayah (1) from Tampa

Avery (4), Angie, Noah (9), Andy, and Emma (7) from Chicago.

Avery (4), Angie, Noah (9), Andy, and Emma (7) from Chicago.

Kylie (6) and Dristen from OH

Kylie (6) and Dristen from OH

Bobby from KY relaxing with a bit of fishing.

Bobby from KY relaxing with a bit of fishing.

Johnny and Jacob contemplating their moves

Johnny and Jacob contemplating their moves

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Jonny from Sarasota showing off his boogie boarding skills.

Jonny from Sarasota showing off his boogie boarding skills.

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Not to be out-done, Jacob from Sarasota competes with Johnny

Not to be out-done, Jacob from Sarasota competes with Johnny

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Members Harrison and Jack from local band, The Garbage Men

Members Harrison and Jack from local band, The Garbage Men

Keaton (3 1/2) and Mike from Jacksonville.

Keaton (3 1/2) and Mike from Jacksonville.

Jesse (2 1/2), Mandy, and Josh from Lithia, FL

Jesse (2 1/2), Mandy, and Josh from Lithia, FL

The Olero family from Miami

The Olero family from Miami

Edgar and Randy from IN

Edgar and Randy from IN

Damon from Orlando

Damon from Orlando

Cristal (not Crystal) from Orlando

Cristal (not Crystal) from Orlando

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Amber Karnes and Dustin Rupp of Columbus OH say, "I DO" on the beautiful shore of Siesta Beach. Read their story in our Beach Weddings column. (Photo by Trebor Britt)

Amber Karnes and Dustin Rupp of Columbus OH say, “I DO” on the beautiful shores of Siesta Beach. Read their story in our Beach Wedding column, under Arts & Entertainment. (Photo by Trebor Britt)

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Photos courtesy of Sara Hoop Dancer

 A Kanreki Celebration ~ In Japanese culture, turning 60 calls for a very special celebration.  It signifies a life that has come full circle when the clock resets and a new cycle of life begins. At this point, the honoree has been around the Chinese zodiac with its 12 animal years 5 times.Dr. Marguerite Barnett, owner of Mandala Med Spa and Yoga celebrated this milestone with friends and family.She began her new life cycle with an amazing aerial performance.Undoubtedly, she’ll have something equally amazing for her Koki (when she turns 70 years old) celebration.  KANREKI 2

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Smantha Scheeler (26) of marco Island and Vanessa Ziccardi (24) of West Palm adding a live element to the “Dig the Bach Volleyball Series” sign. (Photos by Trebor Britt)

      DIG THE BEACH VOLLEYBALL SERIES
By Trebor BrittMore than 300 volleyball team
from across the U.S. enjoyed the “Dig the Bach
Volleyball Series” tournament on Siesta Key recently. Men, women and juniors were involved in highly competitive matches in several divisions. Some of the top professionals on the Domestic & World Tours have played in the “Dig the Beach” series.

Shirtless Diogo Sousa (26) of Deerfield Beach Florida spikes a ball over the head of his opponent in a Men's Open/Pro (Professional Level) division quarterfinal match.

Shirtless Diogo Sousa (26) of Deerfield Beach Florida spikes a ball over the head of his opponent in a
Men’s Open/Pro (Professional Level) division quarterfinal match.

Kevin Oleson (29) of Tampa digs out a spike just above the sand and passes the ball to his partner, Neil Macklin (34) of Sarasota during their quarterfinal match in the Men's Open/Pro (Professional Level) division.

Kevin Oleson (29) of Tampa digs out a spike just above the sand and passes the ball to his partner, Neil Macklin (34) of Sarasota during their quarterfinal match in the Men’s Open/Pro (Professional Level) division.

Dig the beach #6633Jon Rogers (23)
of Deerfield Beach Florida,
leaping high in the air
to launch a spike serve
during his quarterfinal
match in the Men’s Open/Pro (Professional Level) division.

Tanner Weiss racing to the beach with his rescue board while Nick Miller (R) assists simulated victim Jack Perry during a rescue board training exercise.

Tanner Weiss racing to the beach with his rescue board while Nick Miller (R) assists simulated victim Jack Perry during a rescue board training exercise.

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM
By Trebor Britt

This years awesome weeklong program allowed participants aged 8-16 hands-on learning experiences and character-building activities while having fun learning the fundamentals of lifeguarding. 

Professional Lifeguards with the Sarasota County Beach Patrol trained participants in water safety, rescue techniques, rescue paddling, competitive lifeguard events, how to identify and treat marine life, CPR and first aid. 

Junior lifeguard program participants Izabela Burns, Morgan Windsor, and Nick Miller.

Junior lifeguard program participants Izabela Burns, Morgan Windsor, and Nick Miller.

Brantley Seadrow diving on his rescue board during a rescue board training competition.

Brantley Seadrow diving on his rescue board during a rescue board training competition.

Simulated rescue victim Owen Feig is assisted to the beach by Alex Miller.

Simulated rescue victim Owen Feig is assisted to the beach by Alex Miller.

Siesta Keys 2014 Junior Llifeguard Program participants. Assistant directors (L) lifeguards Stephanie Ganey and Chris Lender (Bama) and (3rd from R) director, lifeguard Rick Hinkson.

Siesta Keys 2014 Junior Llifeguard Program participants. Assistant directors (L) lifeguards Stephanie Ganey and Chris Lender (Bama) and (3rd from R) director, lifeguard Rick Hinkson.

 

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