Tag: "News briefs"

Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman Snowy Plovers are back Siesta’s threatened Snowy Plovers have returned, and at least three nests have been identified and marked with buffers to keep people out. Volunteers hope people will stay out of the buffers, and keep their dogs off the beach, which are not allowed on Siesta Key beaches. There are […]

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Sheriff’s Report

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

  There were a total of 36 crimes reported on the key from 4/16-5/19/14  4/16/14 Possession of Controlled Substance (Crystal Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance (Cannabis) – 100 Block Avenida Messina A deputy responded to a caller who reported 3 males and 1 female using drugs in a car in the […]

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Florida: the perils and profits of pot

Florida: the perils and profits of pot

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman American law is in a literal pot hole. Marijuana possession, sale and cultivation is about as illegal as it gets. It is banned under an international treaty promulgated by the United States. It is illegal under U.S. Code. And it is illegal in Florida. Yes two U.S. states – Washington and Colorado […]

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Coming Home After a Storm

Coming Home After a Storm

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Could aging water treatment plant stand in the way? By Robert Frederickson The primary drivers behind Sarasota County’s efforts to decommission the aging Siesta Key water treatment plant may be financial and environmental in nature, but for Island residents the most important factor behind the decision may just be the removal of a potential roadblock […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Stan Zimmerman North Shell Road joins 21st century         It is about the only place in the county you could park in front of a fire hydrant and not get a ticket. North Shell Road is a small spur west off Higel Ave. and terminating on Big Pass directly across from the southern tip of Lido […]

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Off Key

Off Key

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson Local Hunter should have Passed on this Easy Buck… Property owners in the rural reaches of eastern Sarasota County have long been frustrated by unauthorized hunting on their land. Unfortunately, by the time a sheriff’s deputy would respond to a complaint, the offenders would often be long gone. Enter Robbie the Robotic […]

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Island Chatter

Island Chatter

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

SKA Meeting Notes By Diana Colson Following a brief COMMUNITY WELCOME & GUEST SIGN-IN, February MINUTES WERE APPROVED &  COMMUNITY REPORTS PRESENTED.  SHERIFF’S OFFICE, SIESTA KEY:  Lieutenant Debra Kaspar reviewed recent events on the island. A number of deputies worked hard on Siesta Key during Spring Break to keep visitors and local citizens safe. There […]

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Sheriff’s Report

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 46 crimes reported on the key from 3/19-4/15/14 3/19/14 Battery 5000 Block Ocean Blvd While on a routine foot patrol of Siesta Village, a sheriff observed multiple subjects leaving a nightclub in a hurry. One of the subjects advised he was in a physical altercation inside the bar and pointed […]

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Two Outstanding SKA Board Members Retire

Two Outstanding SKA Board Members Retire

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Two Board Members of the Siesta Key Association retired March 1st after years of exceptional service. Peter van Roekens served on the board for a total of 12 years. He specialized in all things having to do with Big Pass. He was also instrumental in handling many smaller, more localized issues, such as getting the […]

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Third time a charm for Stickney Point/Midnight Pass intersection?

Third time a charm for Stickney Point/Midnight Pass intersection?

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Bob Frederickson Recent changes to the rules of the road at the Stickney Point/Midnight Pass Road intersection demonstrate that if nothing else, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) takes complaints from the public seriously. Hopefully, by the time you read this, the third plan in as many months should be in place to address pedestrian […]

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Sarasota news

Up & Down the Trail

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

by Stan Zimmerman Plot your spot, your parking spot The City of Sarasota is rushing madly to build a new downtown parking garage on its State Street surface parking lot. The planning board, the development review committee and soon the city commission will all check the appropriate bureaucratic boxes because the building is contracted to […]

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Siesta Key Round Up

Siesta Key Round Up

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

by Stan Zimmerman New bus shelters for Siesta Don’t run outside yet, because you’ll be waiting for a long time. But eventually new bus shelters are planned for areas near Siesta Beach in 2016. In addition new crosswalk striping and handicap ramps would be provided at three locations at the public beach main parking lot. […]

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