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Emergency sand Lido bound

Emergency sand Lido bound

City staff says the project should take three months and sand dredged from New Pass will be used to buttress the shoreline.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Waves take a toll on Lido Beach

Waves take a toll on Lido Beach

The Gulf of Mexico has been churning, creating some of the biggest waves seen at Lido Beach in the past six years, ranging from 4 to 6 feet high. That wave action pounded into the shore relentlessly for a couple of days. At the start of hurricane season, The City of Sarasota Public Works crews […]

October 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Emergency sand due to hit Lido mid-November

Emergency sand due to hit Lido mid-November

Last week, the Sarasota City Commission unanimously voted to allow Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin to execute a contract for almost $4 million in sand slated for the highly eroded Lido Beach. Two bids have been submitted, one for $3.943 million by Coastal Dredging LLC, and the other by Weeks Marine for $4.825 million. City […]

September 27, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Legal costs mount in Sarasota sand battle

Legal costs mount in Sarasota sand battle

‘David versus Goliath’ hearing wraps up; advocates for Big Pass expect judge’s decision soon.

February 14, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido pavilion plan bad business for Sarasota

Lido pavilion plan bad business for Sarasota

Solving pool maintenance, restroom repair and concession stand problems by mortgaging off a critical asset of a community is hardly what anyone elected the Sarasota Commission to accomplish.

October 29, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Lido Beach erosion

Lido Beach erosion

Sarasota’s beaches have eroded from the recent storms that flooded some Bay area communities. Three months after rebuilding beaches lost by Tropical Storm Debby much of that sand has washed away and city officials don’t expect any money to replace it. The recent storms washed out about 4 feet of sand and 80 feet of beachfront. […]

August 8, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Dredging controversy between Lido and Siesta Key

Dredging controversy between Lido and Siesta Key

Modern America not only wants to swim at the beach, we want to build elaborate homes on the closest precipice to the sea as possible and then insist on maintaining our own little prayer rug of sand downstairs from our living room.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Key car burglar caught on Longboat video

Lido Key car burglar caught on Longboat video

The owner of a vehicle parked at Lido Key Beach cracked his car windows for ventilation on Aug. 1, and unwittingly left room for a thief to enter. Sarasota Police released photographs captured by a Longboat Key surveillance camera of the man suspected of stealing $240 in cash and a debit card shortly after the incident. […]

August 17, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Beach water advisories for Lido Beach, Turtle Beach, North Jetty Beach

Beach water advisories for Lido Beach, Turtle Beach, North Jetty Beach

Beach water advisories have been issued for Lido, Turtle and North Jetty beaches.

July 20, 2012 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Turtle nesting update

Turtle nesting update

The turtle nest numbers through July 31, 2010, are

August 9, 2010 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »