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Thank you, loyal readers, for your ongoing support

By Brion Palmer

Dear loyal Siesta Sand readers:

This is it – the last complimentary issue of the Siesta Sand you will receive in the mail.
Last month, I shared our plans to discontinue the complimentary mailing of the Siesta Sand to all residents to help offset the rising costs of printing and mailing. In addition to these costs substantially rising, we have made significant investments to our operations including our editorial resources, paper quality, and new digital offerings.
To offset some of these rising costs and to support continued investments into the quality of the paper we are asking residents of Siesta Key to help support the Siesta Sand through an annual subscription in the amount of $60. This will ensure that you will continue to receive the Siesta Sand every month in the mail.
We hope you will consider a subscription to continue to support having a dedicated community paper that provides the following benefits:

  • Local news coverage providing detailed coverage of the stories and issues affecting Siesta Key.
  • A platform for community engagement that serves as a medium for residents, local organizations, and the business community to come together.
  • Promoting Siesta Key and its businesses to our many visitors from around the country and from around the world.
  • Preserving local history by continuing as an ongoing publication that documents the history of Siesta Key.
    Therefore, we ask that you consider supporting local journalism in your community by subscribing to the Siesta Sand today. You may subscribe by going to and entering your mailing address and credit card information.

We want to thank those of you that have already subscribed to the Siesta Sand. We truly appreciate your support. We have also received many complimentary notes of thanks for our service to the community.
One resident, Deborah Harvey, wrote “As a long-time resident of Siesta Key, I appreciate your monthly news. It keeps me well informed! Thank you.”
Thank you, Deborah, for the kind words and the subscription.
If you elect not to subscribe, you can still pick up a complimentary copy of the Siesta Sand at one of 150-plus distribution points on and around Siesta Key. You just won’t have the convenience of receiving the paper in the mail any longer.
We thank you for your continued support and readership of the Siesta Sand and look forward to providing you with the quality journalism that Siesta Key deserves in 2024 and beyond.

Brion Palmer
Publisher, Siesta Sand

Diane Chechik-Temple, a beach ambassador with Sarasota County, hands out a copy of the Siesta Sand at the public beach pavilion. (photo by John Morton)
Brion Palmer
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