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Two Outstanding SKA Board Members Retire

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. Read More

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

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 Read More

Siesta Key Round Up

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 Read More

CB’s Opens Second Location

As of February 28, 2014, CB’s officially opened their second location: CB’s Island Outfitters ~~ With the finishing touches yet to be applied, CB’s Saltwater Outfitters wasted no time in opening their second location. Aledia and Mason Tush, owners of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Read More

Island Chatter SKA

SIESTA KEY ASSOCIATION FEBRUARY MEETING By Diana Colson JANUARY MINUTES: Read and approved as is. COMMUNITY REPORTS SHERIFF’S REPORT: Sheriff McGregor said there had been a rash of condo burglaries, most with unlocked doors. They have a solid suspect. They believe he Read More

A message from the Siesta Key Association

By Beverly Arias So many of us enjoy living here or near Siesta Key and hope to enjoy its bounty of island pleasures for years to come.  Let’s just imagine, some years from now, how great it will be to Read More

Up & Down the Trail

Sarasota news

By Stan Zimmerman A little art with your roundabout? The Sarasota City’s Public Art Committee is taking on an epic project. This month it begins to lay the groundwork for statuary for the center of 22 traffic roundabouts. Three are Read More


By Diana Colson A debate rages over whether or not to continue teaching cursive handwriting in America’s schools.  With focus now on computing, texting, tweeting and the like, maybe all a child needs is to learn how to print. According Read More