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

Legislative Incoherence: Is this any way to run a government?

By Robert Frederickson So what makes for a good law? Well, first, a broad consensus of support is needed from both lawmakers (across party lines) and from the public at large to ensure policy success. Few if any longstanding, ultimately Read More

SK Chamber of Commerce Enhanced by CG Designs

By Diana Colson Cheryl Gaddie is a force of nature. Most recently, she has undertaken the enhancement of our Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, and the result is both stunning and efficient. Gaddie received a BS in Business Management and Read More

Sandstorms Swirl at SKA Meeting

By Diana Colson It started off calmly enough. Minutes Were Approved, and Community Reports given. Sheriff Office/Siesta Key:  Sgt. Osborne said that November had been very busy. They handled parking problems for the Crystal Classic and the Turkey Trot, as Read More

Arts on the Horizon

By Jaye Clements January 1 to May 30 – Sarasota’s Season of Sculpture at Bay Island Park – Season VII– A number of beautiful pieces line the Sarasota Bayfront. Talk a stroll along the sidewalk to view these large works Read More

Sand wars here, but no problems on Anna Maria Island

By Paul Roat While sand wars are slated to start in Sarasota in late January, our neighbors to the north are quietly watching fine, white sand flow onto their eroded beaches. A beach renourishment project began in mid-December for the Read More