By Rick Grassett You may find blues, Spanish mackerel and pompano mixed with trout on deep grass flats this month. You should also find larger trout in skinny water along with reds.Snook will stage around bars and on shallow flats as they make their move towards winter areas.Action in the coastal gulf with false albacore, […]
The fifth-annual Seafood & Music Festival is Dec. 1-3 on Siesta Beach. Admission is free.Friday hours are noon to 9 p.m., Saturday is 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Enjoy fresh seafood and outstanding live musical performances. Also experience shopping in a marketplace of fine arts and crafts.Visit paragonfestivals.com.
With what started in 2022 as a once-per-month worship service on the beach, Siesta Key Chapel has announced it will now indefinitely be a weekly event. It is held at 9 a.m. each Sunday at Patriots Pier on Sunset Point, located at 10 Beach Road at Beach Access 2. A church member has raised money […]
The weekly Siesta Key Farmers Market on Nov. 19 moved to a new location at 5211 Ocean Blvd., in front of the Beach Bazaar business.It is held each Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Michael Crider of Fouta Spa is now serving as manager of the market, replacing Lloyd Dobson.The market was previously held in […]
A Sarasota County-required neighborhood workshop relating to the voluntary demolition and rebuilding of existing multi-family structures within the Siesta Key Overlay District is being held virtually at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20. This is a good opportunity to ask questions about any concerns you may have about what could become a comprehensive plan amendment. To participate, […]
At this year’s Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival, 24 world-class sculptors will compete on Siesta Beach between Nov. 10 and 13. There will be eight solo artists and eight teams of two. Want to learn more about them? Visit these links: https://www.siestakeycrystalclassic.com/2017-artists/2023-solo-artists https://www.siestakeycrystalclassic.com/2017-artists/2023-artist-teams
Turtle Beach Campground is having its annual Veterans Day Camping Weekend on Nov. 10-12. The weekend will include activities, giveaways and a dinner on Nov. 11 provided at no cost to the veteran.If you are a veteran or would like to donate a site for a veteran, please call the campground office at (941) 861-2267.
Mike and Donna Nix deliver not only one beautiful boat of a float, but Santa Claus himself! By Ned Steele Skip the sleigh, Santa. This is Siesta Key; we’ve got a boat for you.And Rudolph? You won’t need him to guide the way either. Because when you cap off the annual Light-Up the Village Holiday […]
By John Morton Six new dedicated pickleball courts are now operating at the Siesta Key public beach. They sit alongside two existing tennis courts that will serve as tennis-only courts.The pickleball courts were made a reality by converting two other existing tennis courts, including the installation of new markings designed for pickleball play.All the courts […]
During this time of thanks we thank The King, cummerbund and all By John Morton Five years ago, when Mark Smith allowed this very newspaper to photograph his beach wedding, he must not have had aspirations to run for public office. Or, he simply didn’t count on a monster like me coming down the pike.Either […]