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Paid parking at Siesta Beach a potential solution to traffic congestion on the island, county commissioners agree

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           Given continuing frustrations of residents and visitors trying to find parking spaces at Siesta Public Beach, the Sarasota County Commission directed staff to work on proposals, including charging a fee, whose revenue could be used to provide more mass transit options.         County Administrator Tom Harmer said staff would […]

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Amendment to county Zoning Code designed to help Code Enforcement officers prove cases of illegal short-term rentals

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           As the No. 1 Beach rankings have brought more and more attention to Siesta Key since 2011, property owners have capitalized on increased demand from visitors for accommodations — including single-family homes, Sarasota County Code Enforcement officers say.           “I get lots of emails [about […]

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Significant increases in wave energy striking Siesta and Bird keys to be expected if Army Corps of Engineers allowed to proceed with Big Pass dredging plan, SKA leaders say

August 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           The Siesta Key Association (SKA) has unveiled one of the key arguments it intends to make against the dredging alternative upon which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has settled for the proposed Lido Renourishment Project. During the nonprofit’s regular meeting on July 6, Robert Luckner, a member […]

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Island Resident Wins Sonja Henie Award

Island Resident Wins Sonja Henie Award

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson In May, Siesta Key’s own Judith Thomas was presented with the 2017 Sonja Henie award at the Professional Skaters Association banquet held in Franklin, Tennessee. This much-coveted award has been given annually since 1996 and is bestowed upon a female Professional Skater or Coach who has brought recognition to the sport in […]

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A Vision for the Best

A Vision for the Best

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Roger Drouin Every time Michael Holderness drove by the Siesta Beach Resort & Suites, in the past, he thought about the potential. The only official hotel on Siesta, the property had seen more glorious days as a small, yet popular tourist mecca that was built in the fifties. Now, Holderness is working to put […]

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Notes from the Island Fishmonger

Notes from the Island Fishmonger

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

SHRIMPIN’ AIN’T EASY  Not everyone takes into consideration what it takes to put that delicious shrimp on your plate. First the shrimpers wake up at the crack of dawn, load the gear and prep their boat, rain or shine. They set out to sea (sometimes for days or weeks at a time) with a bunch […]

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Dear Donnarose

Dear Donnarose

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Q: Dear Donnarose, there's been some disruption from negative spirits in my home for approximately 8 months. I've seen some things move, and my cat also seems to be reacting to something. Someone suggested I get a distant house clearing. Is that as good as in person? ~Regards, M.G A: “If you've had it with […]

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Sand Castles at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club

Sand Castles at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Beachside Resort Style at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club By Roger Drouin Condominium owners at Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club have a lot to love when they are here. But for the majority of owners, that might not be that often. Built on over 13 acres of beachfront property, with four tennis courts (including two […]

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Advice and Entertainment

Advice and Entertainment

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

SKA members who have seen Sarasota County Emergency Management Chief Ed McCrane make presentations on preparations for hurricane season know McCrane is a man with a good sense of humor. McCrane sprinkles in plenty of anecdotes to drive home his points. That was the case again recently, when he addressed SKA members on June 1, […]

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Sheriff’s Report May 17-June 19

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

There were a total of 39 crimes reported on the Key between 5/17-6/19/17               5/20 Grand Theft 100 Block Columbus Blvd. A woman attending an outdoor wedding placed her iPhone7Plus on a table and stepped away for an undetermined amount of time. When she returned to the table, it […]

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July 2017 Island Girl

July 2017 Island Girl

July 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Mariah Rivera is a local Florida girl, living in Sarasota. She is adventurous, outgoing and all around fun. If she's not home studying to become a nurse, she's out finding new locations for her many photo shoots. Through social media she's been given the opportunity to grow into the model that she is today. She still […]

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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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