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New Sarasota County evacuation procedures to be implemented this year if a hurricane approaches

New Sarasota County evacuation procedures to be implemented this year if a hurricane approaches

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney    Along with significant changes in how Sarasota County will order evacuations in advance of an approaching hurricane, staff also has established a list of 17 “rally points” to aid people who cannot drive themselves to an evacuation center.    Ed McCrane, the county’s emergency management chief, and Rich Collins, emergency […]

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History: The Dangers of Dredging

History: The Dangers of Dredging

May 29, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Philip M. Farrell, MD, PhD Sarasotans have had a long-term love affair of damaging nature… most of our historical environmental disregard is spurred by arrogance… Paul Roat, Siesta Sand, December 2013 [https://siestasand.net/sarasota-history-13/]    The primary weapon used to damage nature on the waterways of Sarasota County is the dredge. Dredging projects are generally motivated by […]

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Mount-N-Repair

Mount-N-Repair

April 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Stop in and browse from the vast inventory of stainless and silver jewelry including the exclusive to the area Hawaiian collection, as well as Rembrandt charms in gold or silver, toe rings, anklets, and the largest chain wall in Sarasota at Mount-N-Repair. “For 26 years Mount-N-Repair has helped to create lasting memories for tourists and […]

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Parking to be prohibited on north side of Old Stickney Point Road

Parking to be prohibited on north side of Old Stickney Point Road

March 30, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    Responding to residents’ concerns, the Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously on Feb. 27 to prohibit parking along the north side of Old Stickney Point Road from the Midnight Pass Road intersection to 45 feet east of Sabal Drive.    The total distance is 465 feet, according to a staff […]

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Bartender of the Month

Bartender of the Month

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Name: Steve Norton Hometown: Youngstown, OH Q:  What’s your bartending experience and how long have you worked at Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill?  What drink have you perfected? I’ve been bartending for 7 years, but employed by Gilligan’s for 14 years.  I’d say the drink I have perfected is a Bud Light Draft.  Q:  What was […]

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Learn from the Masters

Learn from the Masters

March 1, 2018 | Comments (0)

Here’s your chance to learn the secret techniques master sand sculptors employ to build stronger, taller and more detailed sand sculptures.  Siesta Key’s own master sand sculptor, Brian Wigglesworth along with Andy Daily are now offering sand sculpting lessons to impress; either one-on-one or for a group.   Wigglesworth is the creator and Sand Coordinator […]

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Legal bills in Big Pass case approaching the $1 million mark

Legal bills in Big Pass case approaching the $1 million mark

February 27, 2018 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com    The City of Sarasota and two nonprofit organizations altogether have paid close to $1 million in legal fees as they have wrangled over the proposed dredging of Big Sarasota Pass to renourish a 1.6-mile stretch of South Lido Key Beach.    The city’s legal bills through December 2017 totaled […]

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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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siesta key fishing

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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siesta key beach access 2

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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