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Historic designation denied for house at 112 Sandy Hook Road South on Siesta Key

Historic designation denied for house at 112 Sandy Hook Road South on Siesta Key

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com           Siding with their historical resources manager instead of the county’s Historic Preservation Board, the majority of the Sarasota County Commission voted on Sept. 26 to deny a formal historic designation to the house at 112 Sandy Hook Road South on Siesta Key.           Only Chair Paul Caragiulo was supportive […]

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Siesta Sand Castles

Siesta Sand Castles

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Beautiful views from the Inlet Silestone counters in the remodeled kitchen, Canadian wood flooring, and views of the Gulf and Blind Pass from nearly every room: these are just a few of the features of a recent listing in The Inlets, a condo community of 39 one-and-two bedroom units on the south end of Siesta […]

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November Island Girl

November Island Girl

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

This month’s Island Girl is Logan of Toledo, OH. She moved to Sarasota two years ago after graduating from Newberry College in South Carolina majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Logan played college volleyball and especially loves sand volleyball on Siesta Beach. She plans to enter Dental School at the University of Florida." […]

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‘Sharrows’ coming soon to Ocean Boulevard

‘Sharrows’ coming soon to Ocean Boulevard

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney   During the February SKA meeting, President Harold Ashby talked about Sarasota County’s plan to paint “sharrows” on Ocean Boulevard where no bike lane exists, to make the road friendlier for cyclists.   The approximately 825-meter stretch of Ocean Boulevard from Beach Road, through the Village, to Treasure Boat Way is the area […]

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Paid siesta beach parking

County staff asked to hone proposal for public parking lot on South Midnight Pass Road and seek information about parking management consultants

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com   When it comes to a paid parking approach for Siesta Key Public Beach, the director of Sarasota County’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department summed it up on Oct. 11: “It’s complex.”   In response to County Commission direction in July, Carolyn Brown reported to the board on the research staff […]

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Forza Face-Off Beach Volleyball Tournament

Forza Face-Off Beach Volleyball Tournament

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt   Hundreds of men, women, coeds, and junior boys and girls athletes gathered on spectacular Siesta Beach recently for this year's Forza Faceoff Beach Volleyball Tournament. Participation was lower than normal this year due to the effects of Hurricane Irma. Tournament Director, Richard Heiles said, "Some tournaments that were canceled over that […]

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Annual Pet Blessing

Annual Pet Blessing

November 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Trebor Britt A large group gathered with their pets and animals at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key for the annual pet blessing recently. The blessing of pets and animals is often celebrated on October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, or on a […]

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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 siesta key

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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