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Off Key

Off Key

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson  From Winston Churchill to Woody Guthrie Looking Behind the Numbers Remember State Attorney General Pam Bondi’s campaign ad this past fall touting her office’s successful efforts to shut down the pill mills that had taken root like kudzu across the state in recent years? The impression left by the ad was one […]

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Off Islands

Off Islands

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore  Seek, and ye shall find – Luke 11:9 / Matthew 7:7 / Google 3.0 One nice thing about Google is that when you look for something you will find it. Another nice thing about Google is that sometimes you can look for something and find nothing.  And that seems to be the […]

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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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Off Key

Off Key

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson  From Unanticipated Medical Procedures to Working in the Sunshine The Rising Cost of Health Care A Lakewood Ranch Medical Center ER nurse faces theft charges for allegedly lifting the credit card numbers of patients who were undergoing tests while at the facility. The victims’ wallets were left in an examination room while […]

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sheriff's report siesta key

Sheriff’s Report

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Sheriff’s Report Nov. 18- Dec. 15,2014 There were a total of 26 crimes reported on the Key from 11/18-12/15/14  11/16/14: Grand Theft/Felony 200 Block Tenacity Lane A man called the Sheriff’s Department to report the theft of his laptop computer and backpack. The theft occurred sometime between 11-14-14 and 11-16-14 while he was […]

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Off Key

Off Key

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson  From Jamming the Transmission to Signs of the Times And the Award for PR Blunder of the Month Goes to… The Marriott Hotel chain, manager of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville for trying to squeeze the last nickel out of its guests. The company was fined $600,000 for jamming the personal […]

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Life is good® with a brother

Life is good® with a brother

December 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

  By Emy Stein When Siesta Key residents Alex and Nick Miller sent a letter to brothers and co-founders of Life is good®, Bert and John Jacobs, they didn’t realize they’d both end up on the company’s upper management’s “Most Wanted” list. We (Siesta Sand) received a call from a representative of Life is good®, […]

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Island Chatter

Island Chatter

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Siesta Key Association meeting notes By Diana Colson COMMUNITY REPORTS: Sheriff’s Office— Sgt. Scott Osborne reported “Avenida De Mayo is a hot area: several parking citations have been issued. A question was posed to Sgt. Osborne regarding regulations pertaining to fishing on the beach. “People can legally stand and fish as long as they are […]

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Off Islands

Off Islands

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore End of summer cocktail  As all good drinkers know, a cocktail is a mixture of ingredients which, if consumed in sufficient quantities, can cause a heap of trouble. North Lido Beach is, on and off, suffering from the inevitable hangover. The problem? Beach pollution. September and October are not just hot months […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Debbie Flessner/Emy Stein Siesta Key Village Maintenance Corporation (SKVMC) doesn’t renew current landscape maintenance contract Citing a “decline in service,” Mark Smith, chairman of the SKVMC, announced that the group is not interested in renewing Championship Landscape Maintenance Professionals’ contract. When Championship, a Ft. Myers-based company, won the contract in 2012, the SKVMC had […]

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sheriff's report siesta key

Sheriff’s Report

July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

  There were a total of 26 crimes reported on The Key from May 20 – June 16, 2014 5/20/14 Felony Battery By Strangulation – Domestic Siesta Beach A man reported he was walking from the beach to the parking lot when he witnessed a man and a woman rough- housing. He then saw the […]

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off key news

Off Key

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson  From One Retirement Mecca to Another  The Company We Keep Did you see where Sarasota was named the best city in the nation for retirees by the financial planning website CreditDonkey.com? But before getting too carried away with the glory of it all, consider the company we’re in. Also making the top […]

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