Sarasota County is hosting a Veteran’s Day Camping Weekend at Turtle Beach Campground, 8862 Midnight Pass Rd., on Nov. 12 through 14.Special activities will be planned for participants.To sponsor a campsite for a veteran, or to make a campsite reservation, call (941) 861-2267. For more information, go to loom.ly/U6xMtZU.
Things are quiet and peaceful on Siesta Key as far as weather goes, but that can change awfully quickly in these parts. With that in mind, Sarasota County Emergency Services is reminding residents that hurricane season lasts through the end of November and there are steps homeowners can take to be ready. Here are some […]
Siesta Key’s Turtle Beach and Siesta Beach have joined the list of areas where elevated levels of red tide are present, the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota announced Oct. 8. As a result, signage has again been posted to warn the public of the situation. On Sept. 29, the return of red tide had […]
The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce is organizing two Halloween-themed events in October — a pumpkin-carving contest and a trick-or-treat outing. Here are the details:
A presentation on local water-quality initiatives is being held by Sarasota County from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Learn about different projects throughout Sarasota County, as well as opportunities for action. Registration is required. Go to //loom.ly/32puMeY. For more details, visit scgov.net/waterqualitysummit.
Sarasota County is accepting maps for consideration of new commission districts. They are being accepted through Oct. 11 at scgov.net/redistrict. Only submissions from verified Sarasota County residents will be considered. Residents will be required to provide their addresses. Maps will be accepted in the following formats: JPEG, PDF, or PNG. All submissions are considered public […]
Could your pet use a little pat on the head? A Blessing of the Animals event is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 9 at St. Bonafice Episcopal Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Rd. Bring pets and a donation of pet food for the Sarasota Humane Society.
Mellow Mushroom, located at 6727 S. Tamiami Tr., is offering another do-it-yourself class at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12. It will be facilitated by the Nailed It DIY Studio. Participants will be creating their own beer or wine flight tray. All materials will be provided for the $35 fee. Advance registration is required. Do so at […]
Starting Oct. 1, park hours for many Sarasota County-owned public beaches and parks were changed to a 10 p.m. closing time. Previously, it was midnight. Opening time remains 6 a.m. The parks on and near Siesta Key that are impacted are Siesta Beach; public beach accesses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and […]
A feasibility study is required as part of the application-for-incorporation process, and the Save Siesta Key group has delivered its findings to Tallahassee for consideration by the Florida Legislature. The group hopes for approval there so local residents can vote in the spring on whether or not Siesta Key should be its own municipality. Save […]