Tag: "Siesta Key Newspaper"

Off Islands

Off Islands

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Rodger Skidmore The Sands of Time They say that as you grow older, time seems to pass more quickly. The evidence is always before us: it seems there is a full moon every three weeks, each year there is less time between Thanksgiving and Christmas and the sand on one Sarasota beach or another […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

February 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales It seems like an accomplishment of sorts that this column has nearly completed its 2nd year in the Siesta Sand Newspaper…I have a decent work ethic, but have to wrestle with discipline, ha ha! Thank you to (owner/editors) Bob & Emy for encouraging me to continue and of course the readers, writers […]

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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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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

According to AccuWeather.com, January’s lows will be around 52°F with highs anywhere between 66°F – 80°F.  That should be welcome news for our northern friends.  Sydney and Shantel jumped for joy at this news. Below are other happy visitors to the Key. (Photos by Jaye Clements / Sarasota Photography)  

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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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Beach Weddings

Beach Weddings

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

Phil & Emma’s Love Story by Jaye Clements On a picturesque, Friday afternoon, Phil & Emma exchanged vows on the beautiful powdery white sands of Siesta Key beach, surrounded by their closest friends and family.   Phil an Air force civilian, was stationed in the United Kingdom, where Emma worked as a child care provider.  That […]

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Looking into the Crystal Ball

Looking into the Crystal Ball

January 1, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson In a town that abounds with dazzling fundraisers, the CRYSTAL BALL emerges as an event that is both delightful and affordable. Created and produced by Friends of the Selby Public Library, this amazing soiree takes place from 6-9 pm on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Most Sarasota fundraising events have price tags in […]

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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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Island Chatter

Island Chatter

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Community Reports:  Code Enforcement: John Lally is still hard at work on illegal rentals.  Beach Improvements Update: Brad Gaubatz, AIA LEED AP,  Facilities Manager, Public Works – Capital Projects for Sarasota County The new parking lot at Siesta Key Public Beach is open. Now they are working on the west parking lots. The […]

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Soulfully Yours Donnarose

Soulfully Yours Donnarose

November 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Q:  Dear Donnarose, my fondest memories are during the winter holidays. However, most of the people who shared my memories are deceased. So it’s no surprise that I get the blues every year, and have to fake a smile at holiday gatherings. How do I change this pattern so I can genuinely begin enjoying my favorite […]

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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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