This months Island Girl is Desiree, born and raised in Sarasota. She loves cooking and visiting Siesta Beach a few times a month. She’s studying communication sciences and disorders at the University of Florida and hopes to become a speech pathologist. Photo by Trebor Britt
BACHELORETTES A BEACH A BRIDE Danielle Perez (30) of Tampa, Morgan Rowan (22) of Melbourne, Erin Teague (23) of Jacksonville, Bride Jackie Wiggins (24) of Tampa, Melissa Mangino (30) of Trinity, Danielle Hassan (23) of Jacksonville, and Delancey Matthews (24) of West Palm Beach, enjoying their bachelorette party on Siesta Beach. Before coming to the beach the group went on a mangrove tunnel kayaking tour, they said was awesome. They finished off the evening barhopping in Siesta Village. Maid of honor, Melissa Mangino said, “The village is a great place to go out. There are not to many bars and the strip is not to big. It’s a great place to keep the party moving and everyone can stay together.” photo by Trebor Britt
TIRES ON THE SAND Siesta Key resident, Pat Bossman peddling along the Siesta Beach shoreline savoring the gulf breeze and the lightly salted air on one of his weekly routines. He, his wife and two daughters moved here from Alexandria, VA three years ago. Initially concerned about the Florida school system Pat related, “Phillippi Shores Elementary has been wonderful and our two daughters are thriving.” “Siesta Key is a small town within a small city. I love frequenting businesses where you you get to know people, while also meeting visitors who are seeing Siesta for the first time. We love it here.” photo by Trebor Britt
Island Visitor by Sarasota Photography
Traci, Myla age 8 months, Nick at the Sarasota Bay – from Sarasota
Isaac age 2, Freija age 3 – from Canada
Ryan age 10 with his dad Michael – fishing on SK (from Sarasota)
Michael, Mike age 2, Sara from IL.
Kyla age 1 ½, Dan, Laura from Syracuse, NY
(same as above) Nathan age 6, Derek, Erin, Jessica age 3 Ontario, Canada Nathan age 6, Jessica age 3 playing ball with their dad Derek from Ontario, Canada
Julia age 28 months, Tibor from Sarasota
Grace, Kay, Sidney, Kellie from TX.
Viktor age 3 & his dad Peter from Sweden
Bikem, Sasha, Bertug, Karla, Burke – all enjoying the surf at Crescent Beach (from Sarasota).
in the wagon – Phoebe & Scarlet (twins age 18 months) Baron age 3, Oakely age 6 – Crescent Beach, from Bradenton
Jack age 3, Valerie age 1 – at Crescent Beach from MI
I Love Siesta Key…
42nd Annual Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest
A rain delay didn’t deter sand sculptors from participating in this year’s Annual Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest. Over 32 amateur sculptors were in attendance to demonstrate their skills. Take a look at the beautiful art work…
Aaliyaa age 10, Gavin from Sarasota
Angela from Sarasota working on her sandcastle at SK beach!
Ernesto, Kevin from Sarasota
Cliff Richardson and Bryan West were part of a 5-sculptor team. Their concerted efforst successed in winning them the People’s Choice award.