Month: March 2014

CB’s Opens Second Location

As of February 28, 2014, CB’s officially opened their second location: CB’s Island Outfitters ~~ With the finishing touches yet to be applied, CB’s Saltwater Outfitters wasted no time in opening their second location. Aledia and Mason Tush, owners of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters Read More

Island Chatter SKA

SIESTA KEY ASSOCIATION FEBRUARY MEETING By Diana Colson JANUARY MINUTES: Read and approved as is. COMMUNITY REPORTS SHERIFF’S REPORT: Sheriff McGregor said there had been a rash of condo burglaries, most with unlocked doors. They have a solid suspect. They believe he Read More

A message from the Siesta Key Association

By Beverly Arias So many of us enjoy living here or near Siesta Key and hope to enjoy its bounty of island pleasures for years to come.  Let’s just imagine, some years from now, how great it will be to Read More

Up & Down the Trail

Sarasota news

By Stan Zimmerman A little art with your roundabout? The Sarasota City’s Public Art Committee is taking on an epic project. This month it begins to lay the groundwork for statuary for the center of 22 traffic roundabouts. Three are Read More


By Diana Colson A debate rages over whether or not to continue teaching cursive handwriting in America’s schools.  With focus now on computing, texting, tweeting and the like, maybe all a child needs is to learn how to print. According Read More


By Diana Colson  A gifted and prolific playwright lives in our midst. Jack Gilhooley has been the recipient of dozens of grants, awards, staged productions and readings of his work not only in the United States but also in Scotland, Read More

Meet the New Executive Director of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce

By Bob Stein I recently had the opportunity to sit down and ask Debra Lynn-Schmitz, new Executive Director of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce a few questions.  Debra took over the position vacated by Kevin Cooper ‘s departure to Read More