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Great Mother's Day Race

Great Mother’s Day Race

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt More than 350 participants of all ages gathered on spectacular Siesta Beach for the sixth annual "Great Mother's Day Race". This delightful race brought entire families together to honor or remember their moms by running, jogging or even walking the 3.1 mile/5K distance. Everyone registered received free race pictures, a dry fit […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Lenny Brooks

Who’s Playing Tonight…an interview with Lenny Brooks

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Mike Sales My favorite interviews are with artists of whom I’m already a fan before I write about them. I first heard Lenny’s name when he was recommended as the “go to” guy to solve a problem I was having with my new-to-me Fender Stratocaster. I met him at his Twinkle gig to drop […]

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Dear Donnarose

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, I cannot tell you how many times I've gone against my intuition to do something, and allowed my ego to once again send me on the wrong path. As a result, I've lost time, money and relationships. What will it take to listen to my intuition and stop going on all these […]

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June Island Girl

June Island Girl

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

  This month's Island girl is Carissa, a Sarasota native. She works for a local dermatologist and is a devoted mother to her two year old son. Carissa loves to stay busy and is always on the go, enjoying the beach, fishing, and other outdoor activities but her passion is fitness and working out. Carissa will […]

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More on the cigarette litter campaign

More on the cigarette litter campaign

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

In April, Michael Shay — a longtime leader of cleanup efforts on the Key — informed SNL that Sarasota County had received a grant to help staff encourage people not to litter the beaches with cigarette butts. The county recently issued a news release about that initiative, which, it turns out, is focused on Siesta […]

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The Most Unlikely Tackle Shop Owner

The Most Unlikely Tackle Shop Owner

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Aledia Tush Investing in a bait and tackle shop is a pretty unconventional wedding present to give your daughter, but my father didn’t see it that way. I was one year out of college and working in a bank in Louisville, Kentucky. On the last day of a family vacation in Sarasota, Florida, he […]

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June Siesta Key Round Up

June 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney MTV meets Siesta Key The Tampa Bay Times reported that MTV debuted its first commercial for a reality series set on Siesta Key while presenting its MTV Movie and TV Awards on May 7. The new show, Times staffer Christopher Spata wrote, is titled Siesta Key. The commercial — about 15 seconds […]

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SKA seeking more help with legal expenses

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney The vice president of the Siesta Key Association (SKA) told members at the April 6 meeting that the organization expects to need another $80,000 to $100,000 as it pursues two types of legal challenges in the effort to prevent the dredging of Big Sarasota Pass to renourish South Lido Key Beach. […]

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Siesta resident says judge’s ruling in North Beach Road case clears the way for his petition drive to overturn County Commission action

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com A 12th Judicial Circuit Court judge’s ruling in favor of North Beach Road property owners actually will help the fight to overturn the Sarasota County Commission’s decision to vacate a 357-foot-long segment of the road, Siesta Key resident Michael Cosentino told SNL. Late on the afternoon of April 12, Judge […]

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Vacant lots 162 Beach Road

162 Beach Road update

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

162 Beach Road Update In October 2016, the Sarasota County Commission authorized County Administrator Tom Harmer and staff to negotiate with the owners of the parcels at 162 and 168 Beach Road in an effort for the county to buy the property. As Carolyn Brown, director of the county’s Parks, Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources […]

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Sarasota County proposes $500-per-vessel fee for new management program at Turtle Beach Park

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney A new Sarasota County proposal to expand a management program for commercial non-motorized watercraft from Lido Key to Turtle Beach has raised alarm among some business owners, while other are taking a wait-and-see attitude as they await more details. The biggest concern expressed in interviews is the county’s plan to charge […]

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Spoil island plan spoiled again

May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Hackney Brown SarasotaNewsLeader.com Once more, county plans to finish the restoration of Palmer Point Park have fallen by the proverbial wayside. This time, the action came in the wake of commission and staff efforts to find every conceivable dollar to help pay for several high-priority projects, including the North Extension of The Legacy […]

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