By John Morton Walt Disney World’s over-the-top 50th anniversary continues to be all the rage, and I must tell you that Mickey & Co. have meant a lot to my life. I really should pay homage this holiday season with a return visit. Yes, the lines will be endless. Yes, I’ll drop a small fortune. […]
By Emma Shaughnessy The holiday season is in full swing, which means it is the prime time to start shopping for gifts. One of the best parts of the holiday season is getting to spend time with loved ones. After a long, stressful year, gift giving is a special way to express gratitude and love […]
By Jane Bartnett For Siesta Key dentist Dr. My-Huong Ta, looking ahead to celebrating the first year of business is an achievement of which she’s rather proud. So, she’d like to celebrate. On Dec. 10, Ta will host a festive reception at her office at 5136 Ocean Blvd. in Davidson Plaza. Between 3 and 6 […]
By Mike Cosentino There are five soldiers in the background for every soldier on the front lines. That’s right. From turning wrenches to cooking food to delivering supplies, and countless other tasks, military success begins and ends with teamwork. We’re proud here at Siesta Key’s Patriots Pier to honor each and every member of our […]
By Rodger Skidmore Shape-shifters of yesteryear Opera takes many forms. Because the French like ballet, around 1645 many Italian operas that were produced in France included a mini-ballet — if you want an audience to buy tickets, give them what they want. Soon, many operas featured a ballet between acts and the Paris Opera became […]
By Jane Bartnett Attention Publix shoppers! The Publix grocery store in The Landings Shopping Center, 4840 S. Tamiami Tr., closed its doors Nov. 13 in order to undergo a large renovation that is expected to take the better part of a year, or more. “We’re hopeful for fourth quarter of 2022 or first quarter of […]
This is somewhat of a homecoming for me. With this column for Siesta Sand, I am returning to my roots. Since I was a child, I always loved small town community newspapers. I grew up on Siesta Key, and started working at the Pelican Press just a year out of “J-school,” the University of Florida’s […]
Enjoy a look at the incredible creations brought forth by the artists during the Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival, held Nov. 12-15 on Siesta Beach. Check out the video on this website as well!