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Siesta Key Sustains Minimal Damage From Hurricane Irma

Siesta Key Sustains Minimal Damage From Hurricane Irma

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Whether you want to believe an American Indian blessing keeps Siesta Key safe or perhaps its location shelters this special barrier island from a direct hit; one thing was certain, a collective sigh of relief could be felt when residents returned home to find minimal damage to property.     Although some residents and businesses lost […]

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Key stories to watch in 2017

December 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin In the upcoming New Year, some unresolved issues are going to take center stage, and several proposed projects could mean significant changes for the island. Siesta Sand takes a look at Eight Big Stories to watch in 2017 — from the question of what’s going to happen to Big Pass, to a […]

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Siesta Key Hardware

Siesta Key Hardware, a tribute to an iconic store

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

  By Diana Colson As the island’s only hardware store closes its doors, many residents will feel its loss. The decades old business contributed to the small town charm of Siesta Key and saved countless trips off island for many. Siesta Key Hardware was established in 1972 by Wally Von Atzinger and his business partner, […]

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Siesta Key Meeting Highlights

May 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Spring Break has not ended for some students; bicycle safety a new initiative for SKA; and more By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com During the April 7 Siesta Key Association meeting, Sgt. Jason Mruczek of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office fielded a complaint about what a Siesta Isles resident described as “a pretty boisterous” group of […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

February 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney & Bob Stein  Turtle Beach Renourishment update Siesta Key Association has been receiving calls regarding the start date for the Turtle Beach renourishment. The project was to begin in January; however when Catherine Luckner from SKA contacted the county to confirm the date she was informed by County Staff there is no […]

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Beach Road mediation case could impact some coastal properties

Beach Road mediation case could impact some coastal properties

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin The 7,429-square-foot property at 162 Beach Road has become famous—at least among nearby neighbors. That’s because two separate owners of the parcel have tried on four different occasions to build a residential structure in recent years, and were subsequently turned down by the County Commission each time. The property, and an adjacent […]

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Siesta Key Association Meeting Notes

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Community Reports – Sheriff’s Office Since this was First Responder Appreciation Week, Sgt. Scott Osborne was acknowledged by SKA for his outstanding contribution to the community. Once again, Sgt. Osborne was pleased to report that there had been no real crime trends. A couple of Kayaks had been stolen at the south end of the […]

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Out-of-Door Academy Turns 90

Out-of-Door Academy Turns 90

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson The Out-of-Door School was established in 1924. Renamed The Out-of-Door Academy in 1977, it celebrates its 90th year of continuous operation. In spite of the advent of technology and dramatic changes in curriculum, the Academy has remained true to the original mission of the two amazing women who were its founders. Fanneal […]

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St. Michael the Archangel Church asks parishioners for help

St. Michael the Archangel Church asks parishioners for help

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Debbie Flessner  The economic downturn of the past seven years or so has been difficult for many individuals, but perhaps none are more adversely affected than organizations that depend upon the generosity of others for their survival. St. Michael the Archangel Church on Siesta Key, is a Catholic parish in the middle of perhaps […]

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Siesta Key Round-up

Siesta Key Round-up

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

by Debbie Flessner Teens in a jeep try to scale a house By all appearances, it seemed that the two teens shown in the picture were trying to drive right up onto the foundation of a home that was being built on the corner of Treasure Boat Way and Ocean Blvd. Not successful, they added […]

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Wastewater Update on the Key

Wastewater Update on the Key

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

It will take four phases of construction work to decommission an aging wastewater plant. By Roger Drouin At the end of Shadow Lawn Drive, there is a gate. On the other side, sits a wastewater treatment plant that was built decades ago, and now is located in the middle of the residential neighborhood of Siesta […]

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County Postpones New Rules for Turtle Beach Park

County Postpones New Rules for Turtle Beach Park

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Robert Frederickson Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding have become increasingly popular in recent years. So much so that Sarasota County introduced new rules regulating commercial vendors in January of 2014 to address complaints of over commercialization and lack of access for the public at Ted Sperling Park on Lido Key, home to the […]

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