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Siesta Key Sustains Minimal Damage From Hurricane Irma

Siesta Key Sustains Minimal Damage From Hurricane Irma

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Whether you want to believe an American Indian blessing keeps Siesta Key safe or perhaps its location shelters this special barrier island from a direct hit; one thing was certain, a collective sigh of relief could be felt when residents returned home to find minimal damage to property.     Although some residents and businesses lost […]

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Surviving Irma

Surviving Irma

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin  As Hurricane Irma continued to move north, on Monday morning, Sept. 11, many Siesta residents and business owners surveyed the damage left in the wake of the storm. Although the Key and surrounding areas escaped a direct hit, the powerful storm left significant damage, including large downed trees, and left some without […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

HOW I SURVIVED IRMA ON SASHIMI & SHRIMP I have lived on Siesta Key for the last 17 years. 2004 was the summer of storms. That was also the year when the Category 4 Charley devastated our Gulf Coast area and all of the lesser hurricanes and tropical storms since then like Debbie came but […]

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Sheriff’s Report August 22- September 19, 2017

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 19 crimes reported on the Key from 8/22-9/19/17                         8/24 Burglary- Vehicle Public Beach A man reported a vehicle burglary that occurred in August. His car had been parked at the public lot when someone entered his car and […]

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Siesta Key Crystal Classic dates announced

Siesta Key Crystal Classic dates announced

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

  The 2017 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival will be held Nov. 10-13, organizers have announced.   This will be the eighth installment of the event on Siesta Public Beach, which will feature 24 “of the premier master sand sculptors from all over the world,” competing for first place on the No. 1 […]

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October's Island Girl

October’s Island Girl

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

This month’s island girl is Marianna on a visit to our tropical paradise from NJ/NYC. Marianna is originally from Russia and has been living in the U.S. for 12 years. She’s a hairstylist, model and proud American citizen. She absolutely loves the Gulf Coast of Florida and thinks Siesta Key is number one from all the keys. She looks […]

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Shop Local Card to make its debut

Shop Local Card to make its debut

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce is preparing to kick off a new promotion at the end of September, inviting people to “Shop, Dine & Stay Local.” Cards that will be valid for 12 months will offer specials from participating restaurants, retail stores and accommodations, Ann Frescura, the Chamber’s executive director, reported at the Chamber’s […]

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Coast Guard reducing number of daily openings on Siesta drawbridges

Coast Guard reducing number of daily openings on Siesta drawbridges

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Early on the morning of Sept. 6, the U.S. Coast Guard announced that it will indeed be reducing the number of openings of the north Siesta Key drawbridge and the Stickney Point Road drawbridge from three times an hour to twice an hour. The change will go into effect on Oct. 5, the Coast Guard […]

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Round House on Sandy Hook Road wins county historical designation

Round House on Sandy Hook Road wins county historical designation

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney Standing at 172 Sandy Hook Road North on Siesta Key, the one-story octagonal, wood-frame structure built in 1952 is famous not only because of its design but because of its designer: Mary Rockwell Hook. The second woman to graduate from the prestigious Ecole Des Beaux-Arts in Paris, in 1906, Hook had […]

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A tax exemption for an historic cottage

A tax exemption for an historic cottage

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney www.SarasotaNewsLeader.com The pared-down agenda the County Commission handled post-Irma on Sept. 13 included one item related to a historic beach cottage near Point of Rocks. Under the heading of Presentations Upon Request, staff of the county’s Libraries and Historical Resources Department were seeking adoption of a resolution “granting ad valorem tax […]

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New boutique hotel on the island

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

If Siesta chiropractor wants to pursue hotel project, majority of County Commission decides, he can pursue a privately initiated zoning code amendment to ease street setback requirements By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           The majority of the Sarasota County commissioners have agreed that a proposed amendment to the Siesta Key zoning regulations should be initiated […]

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Best of the Beach Club: 70 years and counting

Best of the Beach Club: 70 years and counting

September 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Charmaine Engelsman-Robins The slick, stylish nightclub marking its 70th anniversary this month (celebrated 9/2 featuring the Instigators) certainly belies the humble beginnings and questionable past of its seven decade history. Since 1947, the Beach Club has been many things to many people. There’s not much on record of the Beach Club’s earliest years. It’s […]

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