By Rachel Brown HackneyEditor As of 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, all Sarasota County public beaches will be closed indefinitely, County Administrator Jonathan Lewis announced during a March 19 press conference. County leaders’ concern, he said, has been that Read More
Rachel Brown HackneySarasotaNewsLeader.com Florida International University professor Stephen P. Leatherman — known worldwide as “Dr. Beach” for his annual lists of the best U.S. beaches — has reactivated his National Healthy Beaches Campaign, Catherine Luckner, president of the Siesta Key Read More
Volleyball fanatic Maddy of Pennsylvania, and her partner competed in both Dig the Beach volleyball tournaments on incredible Siesta Beach. Maddy loves the beach, swimming and is a Sports Business Management student at Webber International University In Babson Park, Florida.
By Rachel Brown HackneySarasotaNewsLeader.com Attendance for the 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival was up almost 10% from 2017, with 65,225 attendees, organizers have announced. That uptick came in spite of what the organizers characterized in their Read More
Esther & Mark Photos by Trebor Britt With a soft Gulf breeze stirring the air and gentle waves lapping against the powder white sands of Siesta Key beach, the beautiful wedding of Esther and Mark unfolded. Family and friends, clad Read More
This month’s Island Girl is Logan of Toledo, OH. She moved to Sarasota two years ago after graduating from Newberry College in South Carolina majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Logan played college volleyball and especially loves sand Read More
By Rachel Brown Hackney SarasotaNewsLeader.com When it comes to a paid parking approach for Siesta Key Public Beach, the director of Sarasota County’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department summed it up on Oct. 11: “It’s complex.” In response to Read More
By Rachel Brown Hackney Sarasota County’s Environmental Protection Division staff reported late on Sept. 13 that the county’s beaches fared “very well following Hurricane Irma.” On Sept. 12, the summary says, staff of the division conducted a countywide, post-storm inspection Read More