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Eight turtle nests run over on Siesta Key

Eight turtle nests run over on Siesta Key

Eight sea turtle nests were run over by a small vehicle – and seven had their marking stakes dislodged.

July 5, 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 »

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 »

Longboat Pass plans face opposition

Longboat Pass plans face opposition

With the new Longboat Pass inlet management plan, Longboat Key, Manatee County and the West Coast Inlet Navigation District are all now facing opposition from Siesta Key residents about the plan to manage erosion of Beer Can Island and slow the drift of Longboat Pass.

May 5, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Searching for Sara brings ‘Sarandipity’ to Longboat Key

Searching for Sara brings ‘Sarandipity’ to Longboat Key

Longboat Key Commissioner David Brenner was introduced along with other area dignitaries at the National Tourism Week luncheon May 11. The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted the event at The Powel Crosley Estate on Sarasota Bay

April 4, 2012 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »

Report reveals alcohol violation hotspots

Report reveals alcohol  violation hotspots

Police Chief Al Hogle released data this week regarding the number of DUI arrests and alcohol violations in 2010 and 2011 on Longboat Key — the predominant number of the alcohol violations occurred on Greer Island, which is owned by Manatee County.

February 18, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

Prudential Palms Realty closes Longboat, St. Armands offices

Prudential Palms Realty closes Longboat, St. Armands offices

Prudential Palms Realty has been evicted from its St. Armands office and has closed its Longboat Key and Siesta Key offices as part of an effort to reduce costs. Last week’s closings caused Prudential Palms agents to seek new real estate agencies such as Sky Sothebys, Michael Saunders and Coldwell Banker. Prudential Palms chief executive […]

September 2, 2011 | Posted in Real Estate | Read More »

Two area homes ranked ‘Most Spectacular Beach Homes’

Two area homes ranked ‘Most Spectacular Beach Homes’

    Two Sarasota area properties have been ranked on the 2011 “Top 10 Most Spectacular Beach Homes” list compiled by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, as featured on Time Magazine’s Moneyland Web site. One of the homes — an estate property in the exclusive Sanderling Club on Siesta Key — occupies the number one position on the list, […]

August 19, 2011 | Posted in Real Estate | Read More »

Join ‘Hands Across the Sand’ tomorrow on Siesta

Join ‘Hands Across the Sand’ tomorrow on Siesta

  A local “Hands Across the Sand” gathering in solidarity will take place at noon, June 25 on Siesta Key Beach between the pavilion and the tennis courts. “Hands Across the Sand” is a movement with events around the country to raise awareness about the dangers of offshore drilling and to call on leaders to […]

June 24, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »

First hatchlings of 2011 emerge on Longboat, Siesta

First hatchlings of 2011 emerge on Longboat, Siesta

The first sea turtle hatchlings of the year emerged this week from nests on Longboat and Siesta keys, according to scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory, who say the nests hatched right on time. Some of the hatchlings disoriented — lost their way to sea after becoming distracted by artificial light. To help hatchlings reach the […]

June 23, 2011 | Posted in Key Life, Top Box | Read More »