Month: January 2014

Photo Gallery

This month’s island girl is Cindy, born and raised in Sarasota.She enjoys bike riding, playing violin, and boating.  Cindy has a busy schedule.  She works on Siesta Key as a supervisor at Big Olaf, a rider for Sun Ride Pedicab Read More

Bartender of the Month

We start off the year with a fresh face on the bartender scene.  Charlotte has been bartending for 6 months and already has a memorable experience worth sharing.  She says, "After the light up the Village parade, I had a Read More

Pet Talk

~~Dr. Chauvet earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon,Canada,and is known internationally for her specialized work in the relatively rare field of veterinary neurology speaking to, training, and consulting with veterinary practices and organizations Read More

Sheriff’s Report

sheriff's report siesta key

There were a total of 30 crimes reported on the Key from Nov. 19 – Dec. 15, 2013.  Below is a highlight covering some of the violations. 11/12/13 Felony/Burglary 6000 block Midnight Pass Rd. A woman reported a burglary to Read More

After Nora, who will champion Siesta Key?

By Stan Zimmerman For almost a quarter-century Nora Patterson has protected the interests of Siesta Key. She served two four-year terms as a Sarasota City Commissioner and occasionally mayor, and next year wraps up four four-year terms as a Sarasota Read More

Up & Down the Trail

Sarasota news

By Stan Zimmerman Half-billion up for grabs In what is likely to be the biggest financial decision of the decade, city and county commissioners in late January will hear the recommendations of an ad hoc committee on whether or not Read More

Diamonds in the rough: Small, initially ordinary park projects yield extraordinary results

By Robert Frederickson “If you build it, they will come…” That line from the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner about a Midwestern farmer compelled by mysterious forces to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight?

An interview with “Democracy” lead singer Damie Caines by Mike Sales About six or seven years ago, when I was still fairly new to the area, I’d met up with some of my restaurant friends on Anna Maria Island, after Read More