Month: June 2014

Lido and City of Sarasota fight Dredge and Fill … a time capsule

By Catherine Luckner, Siesta Key Association, VP In old newsprint, carefully archived at the History Center, the message was clear. Not long ago, and across the Big Pass waters, south Lido Park was born. It was 1967, Arvida Corporation sought Read More

Off Islands

By Rodger Skidmore  A look at news happening on neighboring islands  If only life were simple The residents of Holmes Beach get to live there and frolic on Manatee Beach – year round if they want to. A bonus is Read More

South County Highlights

  By Debbie Flessner Venice native Josh Kaufman wins ‘The Voice’ Months after his first audition with the hit NBC singing competition show ‘The Voice’, soulful vocalist Josh Kaufman emerged victorious as the season 5 winner in a star-studded season Read More

got sand? Pile it, Pound it, Sculpt it

By Brian Wigglesworth This November 14-17th twenty-four of the most talented sculptors from around the globe will gather on Siesta Key Beach to create large works of art made entirely out of sand and water, to compete in the 5th Read More

Island Chatter

Siesta Key Association Meeting By Diana Colson  APRIL MINUTES: Approved as written. COMMUNITY REPORTS:  Code Enforcement: John Lally returned April 28. He read a list of code issues that had come up, mostly concerning remodeling without permits, short term rentals, convictions, and Read More

Other News

Siesta Key – Outdoor Display – SKOD Update Wording for the Zoning Code is now in the hands of Sarasota County working the language into an Ordinance.  The intent is to allow retail outdoor displays only on properties zoned Commercial Read More