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February Island Girl

February Island Girl

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

  This month’s Island Girl is Caitlin from Coral Springs. She visits Siesta Beach twice each year as a staff girl and player with the Dig the Beach Volleyball Series. While here, you’ll find her enjoying a sunset and the popular drum circle. Caitlin loves to move, move, move. Outside of her interest in yoga, she […]

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Captain Klopfer’s February Fishing Report for Siesta Key

February 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

          February is the last month of winter here in Sarasota. There will be days when it feels like spring is in the air. But, weather patterns will still be unstable, and fishing will follow suit. Being flexible and understanding how weather affects fish behavior will be the key to angling success […]

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Sarasota Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie

Sarasota mayor convinces majority of City Commission to keep Big Pass dredging ‘insurance policy’

January 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Sarasota Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie convinced the majority of her colleagues in mid-January to keep $2.5 million set aside as an “insurance policy” in the event the proposed dredging of Big Sarasota Pass were allowed to proceed and resulting damage needed to be mitigated.         Reporting on […]

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Sheriff’s Office and county staff dealing with complaints about actions at 10 Beach Road parcel near Access 2 on Siesta Key

January 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    During the January Siesta Key Association (SKA) meeting, Sgt. Jason Mruczek, who heads the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office substation on Siesta Key, appeared to think he was going to have a brief time at the podium, as his monthly report was not a long one. Then one member of […]

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Demolition of old Siesta Key Fandango Café building approved

Demolition of old Siesta Key Fandango Café building approved

January 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    During a Dec. 7, 2017 Planning Commission public hearing, a Siesta resident noted in her remarks that the building that once housed the Siesta Key Fandango Café on Old Stickney Point Road was scheduled for demolition. SNL confirmed that in county records.    As of Jan. 5, the permit […]

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Second District Court of Appeal dismisses appeal of Siesta Key resident regarding part of North Beach Road lawsuit

Second District Court of Appeal dismisses appeal of Siesta Key resident regarding part of North Beach Road lawsuit

December 31, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal has granted Sarasota County’s motion to dismiss an appeal related to a Siesta Key resident’s 19-month-long fight to reopen a vacated segment of North Beach Road. However, the court made it clear that the appeal could be re-filed at a more appropriate time, […]

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to take 1.7 million cubic yards of sand from Big Pass, instead of 1.2 million, expert witness testifies

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to take 1.7 million cubic yards of sand from Big Pass, instead of 1.2 million, expert witness testifies

December 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Since the Lido Key Renourishment Project formally was unveiled to the public in September 2013, representatives of the City of Sarasota and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) routinely have referenced a range between 1.1 million and 1.3 million cubic yards of sand as the amount targeted for […]

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December Island Girls

December Island Girls

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Photos by Jaye Clements / Sarasota Photography Our December island girls (l-r) are Sarah, from Punta Gorda, FL., Corinn, from Marietta, GA., and Josi, from Intercourse, PA. What better place for these former gymnasts to come together to celebrate best friend, Corinn’s 40th birthday? Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and relaxing on the […]

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Sheriff’s Report October 18- November 13, 2017

Sheriff’s Report October 18- November 13, 2017

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 17 crimes reported on the Key between 10/18-11/ 13 /17 10/21/17 Theft Beach Rd. A man was riding his skim board on the beach near Access 2. He eventually left the area and forgot his board on the beach. When he returned approximately 30 minutes later, it was gone. He […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Welcome back snowbirds! Some of you don’t like the term “snowbird," but we don’t view it as a derogatory or negative term; rather more of an affectionate nickname. I never really put much time thinking of the definition of a snow bird. Maybe because it's obvious you got this nickname from flying south when the […]

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Capt. Klopfer's December Fishing Forecast

Capt. Klopfer’s December Fishing Forecast

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

   December is a month that will test an angler’s ability to adapt to current conditions.  Water quality will vary throughout the area as passing cold fronts churn up the Gulf of Mexico.  The flats north and south of the passes will be more productive under these circumstances.  After several days of nice weather, the […]

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Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

December 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

To the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County, I am shocked that the city of Sarasota still supports and plans to go forward with the Army Corps of Engineers plan to dredge Big Pass to re-nourish Lido Beach. The Army Corps of Engineers recommends dredging Big Pass to get sand for Lido Beach (1.2 million […]

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