Homeless in Paradise

By Debbie Flessner In March of this year, the City of Sarasota shut down a homeless encampment in the city and moved its residents to the Salvation Army for a period of 30 days. What happened after that was something Read More

Fight continues over Beach Road lot

Retired real estate magnate Ronald Allen and his wife Sania, a licensed real estate agent with Michael Saunders, are continuing the fight to build a home on a beachfront property at 162 Beach Road bought for $5.4 million in 2009. Read More

Island Chatter

SKA MEETING, JUNE 2014 By Diana Colson CALL TO ORDER, MAY MINUTES APPROVED COMMUNITY REPORTS:  Code Enforcement:  Sarasota County’s John Lally reported that 39 cases have been written up over the past 4 weeks. Most concerned banners, outdoor displays, etc. He Read More

Siesta Key Round Up

By Debbie Flessner/Emy Stein Siesta Key Village Maintenance Corporation (SKVMC) doesn’t renew current landscape maintenance contract Citing a “decline in service,” Mark Smith, chairman of the SKVMC, announced that the group is not interested in renewing Championship Landscape Maintenance Professionals’ Read More

Three Rarely Seen Imperiled Bird Species Are Nesting On Siesta Key Beach!

by Allan Worms, PhD., Wildlife Biologist (retired) Snowy Plovers, a rare and beautiful little bird, listed in Florida as Threatened, have been joined on Siesta Key Beach by two additional imperiled species: Least Terns — the smallest of the American Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight?

    An interview with Andres Colin by Mike Sales Whenever Andres and I play in the village on the same day, I can expect to see him headed down the sidewalk, stopping to have a few words with all Read More