Month: November 2013

Scientific first for male turtles began off Turtle Beach

By Paul Roat Murph is happily wending his way through the depths of the Gulf after a near-death experience off Turtle Beach. According to Mote Marine Laboratory’s Turtle Stranding Team, “a large loggerhead appeared to be tethered to something underwater Read More

Boat parking issues on Longboat, car parking problems on Circle — toast to woes in Venice

By Paul Roat Perhaps you could call this story a tale of two cities on one key. Longboat Key, that is. Back in the days before condominiums and Arvida, the key was a laid-back place. There are two mobile home Read More

Deli food galore at Corkscrew Deli in Landings Plaza

By Paul Roat The Sarasota region has a wealth of fine dining establishments. There is fine Continental cuisine, ethnic fare featuring everything from Italian to Spanish, Cuban to Peruvian, Mexican to Asian, and more. The food itself is myriad. Depending Read More

November notable events on Siesta Key

By Paul Roat November appears to be an anniversary month for Siesta Key. From what passes for city government celebrates it's 65th anniversary this month. Two restaurants have their “birthdays” this month, and there is also a solemn anniversary of Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight an interview with “Kettle of Fish” front man, Dana Lawrence

by Mike Sales The promo and reputation of “Kettle of Fish”, was, so well executed and band founder, front man, Dana Lawrence, (AKA The hardest working man in SRQ showbiz) kept his schedule so filled that I was hearing good Read More

Master Sand Sculptor Brian Wigelsworth

By Diana Colson Brian Wigelsworth is truly a “Renaisands Man!” ‘ Yup—I spelled that one right. Not only is Brian a Master Level sand sculptor, he is the designer and creator of the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Read More

New Orleans doesn’t come to Sarasota through one restaurant remodel proposal

By Paul Roat A Siesta Key businessman is branching out into Downtown Sarasota. Unfortunately for Chris Brown, the city commission has cut off one of the limbs on his expanding enterprises. Brown, who has bought the former Patrick’s Restaurant at Read More

Island Chatter

SKA October Meeting Notes By Diana Colson Michael Shay, Vice President of the Siesta Key Association, chaired the meeting. President Catherine Luckner was off on a well-deserved vacation. The minutes of the September meeting were approved before moving on to Read More