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Blake Parson |ARTIST AND ENTREPRENEUR...

3rd Annual Hang Ten for Autism More Photos on Page 22A

By Diane Colson %ODNH3DUVRQVLVDVNDWHERDUGHU clothing designer, artist, musician, and businessman. This fascinating guy owns and operates CaliFlorida Surf & Skate Shop on Siesta Key, a store offering a myriad of supplies IRU EHDFKSRWDWRHV DV ZHOO DV WKH adventurous, and the athletic. %ODNHZDVD&KLFDJRER\%RUQ

and raised in the southwest suburbs, he grew up on a skateboard. It was an important part of his \RXQJOLIHDQGVWLOOLVWRGD\%ODNH FXUUHQWO\ KHDGV XS KLV RZQ SUR teams that compete nationally and internationally in longboarding, VXUÀQJ DQG VNLPERDUGLQJ  1LQH people serve on each team, and downhill racing on longboards is of particular interest to this daredevil group.  :KHQ%ODNH3DUVRQVZDV in high school, he had a friend who was going to the Olympics as a volley EDOOSOD\HU(DFKYROOH\EDOO move has its own name, and she was talking about a move that was called ´7KH9LUJLQ¾%ODNHGHFLGHG then and there to design his ÀUVW OLQH RI FORWKLQJ XVLQJ that term as the logo. In no WLPHDWDOO%ODNHZDVVHOOLQJ shirts and stuff to his high VFKRRO EXGGLHV 7KLV WHHQ aged entrepreneur was clearly off and running, and did so without benefit of design school, art school, or any other special training.  +DYLQJHQWHUHGWKHÀHOG of construction after high school, the idea of building boards came naturally to this Chicago athlete. He set his hand to creating custom boards in his spare time, and met with with great success. $ VNLOOHG FUDIWVPDQ %ODNH decorated many of these custom boards with his own original artwork. Continued on page 28A

Photo of Markus (on board) & volunteer Austin by Lauren Bates

‘Quiet’ October was historically far from dull... By Paul Roat

October is one of the most pleasant months in Southwest Florida. There is a hint of fall in the air. Humidity is relatively high and the mugginess of summer has eased. Gulf of Mexico and bay waters are still warm enough to swim in. A gentle breeze is prevalent, making beach and boat activities wonderful. Afternoon thunderstorms are at a minimum, and KXUULFDQHVHDVRQLVSDVWLWVSHDNÂłDOWKRXJKQRWUHĂ HFWHG historically in Sarasota. Snowbirds are still away, leaving Florida to Floridians for at least a little while. October is, in short, a great month, and historically it was also an eventful month. Here are a few October notable events, compliments of

J. Whitcomb Rylee and Tom Payne’s “Yesterdays Sarasota; the Calendar for 1984.â€?  ‡ 2FW   ´7KH 6DUDVRWD +HUDOG¡V ILUVW GD\ RI SXEOLFDWLRQ ´,WV Ă€UVW HGLWLRQ ZDV D SDJH SDSHU WKH largest to that date even produced in Sarasota,â€? Ruylee and Payne said. The newspaper later bought the Tribune DQGZDVUHQDPHGWKH6DUDVRWD+HUDOG7ULEXQH  ‡ 2FW   $% (GZDUGV ZDV HOHFWHG 6DUDVRWD¡V Ă€UVWWD[FROOHFWRU$\HDUODWHUWKHĂ€UVWWD[ELOOVZHQWLQWKH PDLO(GZDUGVODWHUEHFDPHWKHFLW\¡VĂ€UVWRIĂ€FLDOPD\RU 7KHRIĂ€FLDOHOHPHQWFRXOGEHWKRXJKWDVDKDUELQJHURIWKH wacky things to come in city government. Continued on page 15A


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to the restaurant and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know Kurt but have heard of his plight and have given me checks to go to his fund.â&#x20AC;?  7KH KHOS FRQWLQXHV DV DQRWKHU EHQHĂ&#x20AC;W LV SODQQHGDW%ODVp&DIpRQ6XQGD\2FWREHU IURPSPWRSP Listen to some great music by the Smokin Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who will donate their time and talent to show their support. A buffet of Jambalaya, %HHI%RXUJLQRQ3DVWD3ULPD9HUD YHJHWDULDQ  6DODG DQG 7RPDWR 6RXS %LVTXH ZLOO EH DYDLODEOH IRU MXVW  5DIĂ H WLFNHWV ZLOO EH sold for a chance to win some great prizes like D%HDFK5HVRUW*XOIUHWUHDWIRUIRXUDKRXU FUXLVHRQDIW\DFKWDĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJFKDUWHUDQG much more. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way to spend an DIWHUQRRQ ZLWK IULHQGV DQG KHOS EHQHĂ&#x20AC;W WKLV ZRUWK\FDXVH3OHDVHFDOOLI\RX need additional information.  ,I\RX¡UHQRWDEOHWRPDNHWKHQH[WEHQHĂ&#x20AC;W but wish to contribute, you can drop off your donation at the Old Salty Dog, located in the Village or you can go online at indiegogo.com/ NXUWEHFNHU Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heartwarming to know how much goodness abounds in such a time of great need for Kurt. <RXU,VODQG5HVLGHQWV %XVLQHVV2ZQHUV

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|Blooming this month... *UHDWEDOOVRIĂ RZHUV Hoyas are evergreen perennial creepers, vines and sometimes shrubs. They often grow trees; some grow terrestrially. They climb by twining. Larger species grow XSWRIHHWGHSHQGLQJRQWKHVL]HRIWKHWUHH+R\DVJURZ well indoors, preferring bright light, but will tolerate fairly ORZOLJKWOHYHOVDOWKRXJKWKH\PD\QRWĂ RZHUZLWKRXWEULJKW OLJKW +R\D Ă RZHUV DUH DOO VKDSHG OLNH Ă&#x20AC;YH SRLQWHG VWDUV 6RPHRIWKHVSHFLHV¡Ă RZHUVDSSHDUWREHURXQGRUEDOOOLNH Photo courtesy of Rob Branch

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was that the beaches are cleaner this year than Siesta Key Association Director LQSDVWFOHDQXSVWKH\VWLOOQRWHGWKDWSODVWLF www.siestakeyassociation.com scrap such as caps to water bottles, and plastic sleeves to sippy straws, were plentiful. While cleaning the shoreline has intrinsic    7KH  ,QWHUQDWLRQDO &RDVWDO &OHDQXS LV LQ LWV WK reward, nature lovers were treated to a special year. It is sponsored globally bonus. The volunteer group on the north end by the Ocean Conservancy, of the route got a close up view of several and locally by Keep Sarasota manatees â&#x20AC;&#x153;frolickingâ&#x20AC;? close to shore as well as &RXQW\ %HDXWLIXO .6&%   ,Q NHHSLQJ ZLWK WKH a Greater Shearwater resting on the beach (an PLVVLRQ RI WKH 6LHVWD .H\ $VVRFLDWLRQ 6.$  WR H[WUHPHO\UDUHELUGVLJKWLQJIRURXUFRDVW  With its focus on maintaining and maintain Siesta Key as an attractive residential community that all residents can be proud of, HQKDQFLQJ WKH TXDOLW\ RI OLIH RQ WKH .H\ WKH SKA is privileged to participate again this year. Siesta Key Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s representation of  2Q 6DWXUGD\  ZH KDG  YROXQWHHUV LVODQG UHVLGHQW LQWHUHVWV XOWLPDWHO\ EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WV who participated in this annual event. Split everyone who spends time on Siesta Key. into four groups, they covered the Siesta Key Information on SKA and monthly meetings EHDFKIURQWIURP%HDFK$FFHVVVRXWKWR7XUWOH can be found on www.siestakeyassociation. Continued on page 12A %HDFK  :KLOH WKH FRQVHQVXV RI WKH SDUWLFLSDQWV com. Also, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Likeâ&#x20AC;? us on Facebook.

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Key stormwater project (almost) good to go $ NH\ HOHPHQW RI WKH 6LHVWD %HDFK UHPRGHOLQJ SODQ LV D stormwater pond that will treat for bacteria before discharging into the Gulf of Mexico. Several times in the past years, Siesta %HDFKZDVFORVHGWRVZLPPLQJEHFDXVHRIKLJKEDFWHULDFRXQWV The culprit was traced back to the existing stormwater pond. The administrative path has been rocky, with permits UHTXLUHG IURP WKH VWDWH¡V 'HSDUWPHQW RI (QYLURQPHQWDO 3URWHFWLRQDQGWKH$UP\&RUSVRI(QJLQHHUV7KH6RXWKZHVW Florida Water Management District gave a grant, but it was to H[SLUHLQ0DUFK At last all the stars are aligning. The state and federal permits are almost in hand, and it appears the contract will be awarded LQ)HEUXDU\7KHJUDQWIURPWKHZDWHUPDQDJHPHQW district can still be used to reimburse the county for the work. :RUN ZRXOG QRW VWDUW XQWLO $SULO WR DYRLG WUDIĂ&#x20AC;F SUREOHPV during tourist season. A change in the plans late last year demanded by the *XOI %D\&OXEFDXVHGDKLFNXSLQWKHSHUPLWWLQJSURFHVV GHPDQGLQJWKH$UP\&RUSVDQGWKHVWDWH'(3UHFRQVLGHUWKHLU permits. 2012 Crystal Classic Nov. 8-12

By Stan Zimmerman

County staffers hope to hold an open house in October to EULHI WKH SXEOLF RQ WKH SODQV IRU WKH HQWLUH EHDFK (VWLPDWHV on the cost keep rising. What was once an $8 million project LVQRZDQHVWLPDWHGPLOOLRQSURMHFW7KH6DUDVRWD&RXQW\ &RPPLVVLRQKDVDSSURYHGDPLOOLRQFHLOLQJ While the schedule for all the improvements goes out to RQHFRXQW\FRPPLVVLRQHUKDVEHHQSUHVVLQJIRUDERQG issue to accelerate the construction.

9LOODJHEHDXWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWLRQUXQVXQGHUEXGJHW Property owners in Siesta Village pay an assessment for grounds upkeep and maintenance. It is a new district, and still wrestling with actual versus estimated costs. An analysis of the past yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spending indicates the HVWLPDWHVDUHDERXWKLJKHUWKDQWKHDFWXDOFRVWV$V WKHDFFRXQWDQWVFORVHRXWWKHERRNVIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;VFDO\HDUWKHIXQG EDODQFHZLOOEHVKLIWHGDKHDGWRWKHFXUUHQW\HDU2IĂ&#x20AC;FLDOVVD\ LQWKHFRXQW\ZLOOORRNDQHZDWWKHDFWXDOH[SHQVHVYHUVXV cash balances and tweak the assessments accordingly. The district pays for irrigation, trash pickup, grounds keeping and other tasks to keep Siesta Village as pretty as possible. In late August the Sarasota County Commission chose Championship Landscape of Fort Myers to do the work.

#1 Beach aura lingers  6LHVWD%HDFKEXVLQHVVHVDQGUHVLGHQWVDUHVWLOOEDVNLQJLQWKH JORZRIEHLQJGHFODUHGWKH1XPEHU2QH%HDFKLQ$PHULFD%XW WKDWZDVODVW\HDUDQGQRZWKHUH¡VDQHZ%XWORFDOVZRXOG still like to remind visitors of the honor, and designed a sign OLNHDEHDFKEDOOVD\LQJ´6LHVWD%HDFKLQ86$Âľ However the Florida Department of Transportation blocked WKHLGHDRIHUHFWLQJLWRQWKHULJKWRIZD\7KH6LHVWD.H\9LOODJH Association isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t giving up on the idea.

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Buses to carry sand sculpture visitors  6LHVWD¡V&U\VWDO&ODVVLFVDQGVFXOSWLQJFRPSHWLWLRQLV H[SHFWHGWREULQJPRUHWKDQSHRSOHLQHDUO\1RYHPEHU Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of cars to park. So shuttle buses will pick people up DWWKH3KLOOLSSL(VWDWHV3DUNDW6RXWK7DPLDPL7UDLODQG take them to the beach. This year the bus will take the north bridge to the key, and PDNHDVWRSLQ6LHVWD9LOODJHVRVDQGVFXOSWXUHORYHUVFDQJHW a bit to eat, shop and otherwise enjoy the village as well as the beach.  7KHEXVHVZLOORSHUDWHRQ6DWXUGD\DQG6XQGD\1RY DQG7KHIXOOWRXUQDPHQWUXQVIURP1RY/DVW\HDUWKH buses drove into the beach parking lot, but this year they will XVHWKHEXVVWRSRQ%HDFK5RDGWRDYRLGFRQJHVWLRQ5LGHUVFDQ WKHQZDONGLUHFWO\WRWKHEHDFK/DVWEXVRXWZLOOEHDWSP

Midnight Pass crosswalks started Six pedestrian crosswalks are under construction on 0LGQLJKW3DVV5RDGQRUWKRI6WLFNQH\3RLQW5RDG7KH SURMHFWZLOOFRQVWUXFWĂ DVKLQJ\HOORZVLJQVEXWQRUDLVHGLVODQG in the center of the road.  6DUDVRWD&RXQW\Ă&#x20AC;UHDQGUHVFXHSHUVRQQHOZHUHFRQFHUQHG such â&#x20AC;&#x153;islandsâ&#x20AC;? would slow down emergency response times because their trucks use the center lane during tourist season. Work got underway in last September and is expected to ODVWDERXWGD\V+RZHYHUGD\VRIWKDWSHULRGLVQHHGHG for the new asphalt to cure and settle, so there will be times of no active construction during the project.


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Sarasota Up & Down the Trail New manager takes city reins  7RP %DUZLQ LV WKH 6DUDVRWD¡V QHZHVW FLW\ PDQDJHU WKH VHYHQWKSHUVRQWRKROGWKHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHVLQFH+HUHSODFHV%RE %DUWRORWWDZKRUHVLJQHGLQ-DQXDU\RYHUXQSURYHQDOOHJDWLRQV he deleted email in violation of Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public records laws.  %DUZLQFRPHVIURP2DN3DUN,OOZKHUHKHVHUYHGDVYLOODJH manager of the Chicago suburb. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be renting in the Laural 3DUNQHLJKERUKRRGXQWLOKHĂ&#x20AC;QGVDKRXVH%DUZLQLVDZDONHU DQGELF\FOLVW+HVWDUWHGKLVSXEOLFVHUYLFHFDUHHUZLWKDIRXU \HDUVWLQWDVD'HWURLWSROLFHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHU

Sunshine soap opera  $V%DUZLQZDVDWWHQGLQJKLVĂ&#x20AC;UVWPHHWLQJDVFLW\PDQDJHU Sarasota City Commissioners threatened to abolish their Public $UW $GYLVRU\ %RDUG EHFDXVH LWV FKDLUPDQ *HRUJH +DERUDN blew the whistle on an ad hoc committee meeting outside the Florida Sunshine Law.  &LW\$WWRUQH\%RE)RXUQLHUZDQWHGWRVHWWOHWKHVXLWTXLFNO\ DQGFRPPLVVLRQHUVDJUHHG%XW&RPPLVVLRQHU7HUU\7XUQHU asked Fournier to explore ways to abolish the Public Art board, DQGVXJJHVWHGWKHVHWWOHPHQWEHWDNHQRXWRIWKHSXEOLF art fund. The idea passed unanimously. Saying the move was punishment for doing the right thing, Haborak withdrew his agreement to settle the suit. Fournier came back to the board and suggested everybody settle down, back off the threat of disbandment and pay the fees from the JHQHUDOIXQG%\WKHWLPHWKHGXVWVHWWOHGWKHIHHVZHUHXSWR EHIRUHWKHDIIDLUZDVHQGHG

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KLJKULVHFRQGRPLQLXPZLOOVRRQEHĂ&#x20AC;OOHG/RFDOGHYHORSHU7RP Mannausa received permission from the Historic Preservation %RDUG WR GHPROLVK WZR VWUXFWXUHV LQ WKH GRZQWRZQ KLVWRULF GLVWULFWWREXLOGDQVWRU\KLJKHQGFRQGRPLQLXPRIRU 18 units. The tower will be called â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Jewel.â&#x20AC;? The two buildings at the foot of Main Street to be demolished now house The Sports Page bar and restaurant, and the Living Walls interior design studio. The developer will work with local DUFKLWHFWXUDOVDOYDJHĂ&#x20AC;UPVWRUHWULHYHDQ\XVHIXOLWHPVEHIRUH sending in the bulldozers early next year. The only other â&#x20AC;&#x153;gapâ&#x20AC;? in the wall of bayfront condos is unlikely to see any construction soon. It is occupied by the Church of the Redeemer at Palm Avenue and Ringling %RXOHYDUG

Chalk Festival ponders paint  'HSXW\&LW\0DQDJHU0DUORQ%URZQJRWDVXUSULVHZKHQ organizers of the annual Chalk Festival mentioned at least one RIWKHVWUHHWDUWLVWVSODQQHGWRXVHDOLWWOHSDLQW´7KLVLVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW WLPH,¡YHKHDUGDERXWSDLQWÂľVDLG%URZQWKHFLW\OLDLVRQZLWK the event. Organizer Denise Kowal told city commissioners the headliner of the event â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kurt Wenner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; would be using more than chalk for his creation. She said she was concerned about a UDLQVWRUPZDVKLQJDZD\KLVZRUNEHIRUHLWFRXOGEHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHG She promised the paint would be removed.  6KH DOVR DVNHG WKH FLW\ WR KROG RII SUHVVXUHZDVKLQJ WKH street at the conclusion of the festival. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe keep it up during [tourist] season,â&#x20AC;? she suggested. Commissioners worried about liability â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the oblivious visitor standing in the middle of busy Pineapple Avenue.

Two iconic markets open Trader Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and a Walmart neighborhood market have opened on opposite ends of Tamiami Trail. The Walmart grocery is at the corner of Myrtle and US 41, while Trader Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LVDW67DPLDPL7UDLO  7KH :DOPDUW UHSODFHG D :LQQ'L[LH DQG EULQJV D UHDO grocery story back to the north side of Sarasota. While there is no lack of groceries on the south side of town, iconic Trader Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had a gangbuster opening.

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Arts on the Horizon

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|Sarasota is all about the Arts...  7KH 5LQJOLQJ ,QWHUQDWLRQDO $UWV )HVWLYDO 5,$)  KDV become a much anticipated event for our community. People from all walks of life come together in Sarasota to embrace the arts in October. The arts exhibition is Ă&#x20AC;OOHGZLWKSHUIRUPDQFHVWKDWZLOOGHOLJKWHYHQWKHPRVW particular audiences. For four days, Sarasota will become the hub of LQVSLUDWLRQDOGHOLJKWVE\PDVWHUVRIWKHLUDUWV7KHUHZLOO be many captivating showings, including exhilarating dance, outstanding music and dynamic theatre. RIAF is an exciting collaboration between the 5LQJOLQJ0XVHXPRI$UW %DU\VKQLNRY$UW &HQWHURI0DQKDWWDQ1<8QGHUWKHDUWLVWLF GLUHFWLRQRI5LQJOLQJ %DU\VKQLNRYWKHUHLV an amazing line up of talented professionals with brilliant creative expression. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spotlights include many artistic SUHVHQWDWLRQV VHH WKH VFKHGXOH RQOLQH  KWWSZZZULQJOLQJDUWVIHVWLYDORUJ This promises to be a world class presentation that will enrich our Sarasota community. What an awesome opportunity for all of us to enjoy this experience and HYHU\WKLQJ WKH DUWV KDYH WR RIIHU  , DP definitely looking forward to this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s HYHQW2FW$JUHDWVWDUWWRRXUFXOWXUDO VHDVRQ

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|Check out â&#x20AC;&#x153;Street Paintingâ&#x20AC;? in Downtown Sarasota! The annual Chalk Festivities Oct 28-Nov. 6, 2012. A celebration of art works on the pavement at S Pineapple Ave. While most artists take to the canvasâ&#x20AC;Śthese very talented artists grab some ordinary chalk and create a PDVWHUSLHFH  0DJQLĂ&#x20AC;FHQW ODUJH DUW ZKLFK LV EH\RQG LPDJLQDWLRQDQGLQFUHGLEO\RQSDYHPHQW:KDW,XVHG to play with as a child has become a medium to draw stunning works, some like fine art paintings. The best part about this event is the interaction with the artists; you have the privileged opportunity to watch the creative process, get the chance to chat with the creators, and have a better understanding of their visionâ&#x20AC;Ś The road is blocked off in the Historic %XUQHV &RXUWV DUHD GRZQWRZQ DQG WKH street is full of people drawn to this unusual Pavement Art, also known as, ,WDOLDQ 6WUHHW 3DLQWLQJ  /DVW \HDU  DUWLVWVSDUWLFLSDWHGDQGGLYHUVH people attended. This temporary art is H[TXLVLWH \RX KDYH WR VHH LW WR EHOLHYH LW7KHRQO\QHJDWLYHSDUWLVWKHIDFWWKDW the art is momentary and eventually and

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October Wine and Food Pairing Nero dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Avola and Grilled Lamb Chops As we enter the Fall season around the country it is fun to prepare for its arrival KHUH LQ 6RXWKZHVW )ORULGD 1RZ WKDW October is rolling around, the temperature is dropping down into the seventies, at QLJKW  VRPHWLPHV  (YHQ WKRXJK SHRSOH throughout the rest of the country may think that those living in Florida do not H[SHULHQFH WKH VHDVRQV ZH FDQ GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ feel the emergence of Fall. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll hear a collective sigh of relief from residents as October approaches. The mugginess abates DQGZHFDQĂ&#x20AC;QDOO\VLWRXWRQWKHODQDLDQG HQMR\LW7KLVLVZK\LWLVWKHSHUIHFWWLPHIRU DOXVFLRXVUHGIURP6LFLO\1HURG¡$YRODWKH UHGJUDSHRI$YROD6LFLO\7KH1HURG¡$YROD

is perfect for October in Florida because it is not too heavy so as to weigh you down in this still a â&#x20AC;&#x153;little humidâ&#x20AC;? weather, but it is just enough to give the drinker the feeling of the warmth we all associate with the Fall.  $ JUHDW H[DPSOH RI D 1HUR G¡$YROD LV IURP (Q]R 5XH GH 6HWWH 7KH FXUUHQW YLQWDJH DYDLODEOH LV WKH  DQ DPD]LQJ YLQWDJH WKURXJKRXW (XURSH 7KLV LV D GDUN red, medium bodied wine, with soft fruit tannins with pleasant hints of cherry and spice. This cherry and spice reminds the drinker of the warmth hoped for in October, but the smooth, vivid, and medium bodied taste is also just what is longed for in Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s October.  7KH(Q]R1HURG¡$YRODLVJUHDWZLWKD meaty red sauced pasta, amazing with grilled salmon, and perfect with grilled lamb. For the perfect lazy day here in )ORULGDWU\SL]]DRUDOLJKWO\FKDUJULOOHG hamburger. Pick up this perfect bottle of Fall wine at Siesta Key Wines, there you can also pick up a great dip mix or cheese that would pair perfectly with WKH (Q]R 1HUR G¡$YROD DV DQ DSHUWLI Just remember to let the wine breathe at OHDVWPLQXWHVDQGWKHQ\RXZLOOIHOO the great smoothness that is possible in WKLV1HURG¡$YROD Mary Catherine Rooney, Owner of Siesta Key Wines, located in the Davidson Plaza in the Village

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Island Chatter |A message from our Island Associations... Continued from page 3A.

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([HFXWLYH'LUHFWRU Siesta Key Chamber siestakeychamber.com   ([FLWHPHQW LV EXLOGLQJ DV ZH prepare, for the third time, to host the Siesta Key Crystal Classic KHUH RQ 6LHVWD %HDFK  7KH HYHQW ZKLFKEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WV0RWH0DULQH/DERUDWRU\¡V6HD7XUWOH Conservation and Research Program, will again pit WZHQW\IRXURIWKHZRUOG¡VWRSVDQGVFXOSWRUVDJDLQVW each other in a doubles sand sculpting competition WKDWZLOOVSDQWKHFRXUVHRIIRXUGD\VLQ1RYHPEHU The truly wonderful aspects of this event are just how many people the event is able to reach DWWHQGDQFH ZDV DURXQG  LQ   WKH economic impact that the event provides Sarasota &RXQW\ HVWLPDWHG WR EH URXJKO\  PLOOLRQ  DQG the amount that the event has been able to donate WR 0RWH 0DULQH WHQVRIWKRXVDQGV RI GROODUV LQ LWV Ă&#x20AC;UVWWZR\HDUV )RUWKHUHVLGHQWVDQGWRXULVWVLWLV

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Petsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Personal Posts If pets could post their own personals, here what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d sayâ&#x20AC;Ś Dog of the Month: Daxx Hi there, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Dax and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to be that lucky dog that gets to play with a real family of my own. This may sound silly, but I believe in the old fashion boy meets family and lives happily ever after sort of thing. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need much pampering although every now and again it sure would be nice. My friends say that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very HQWHUWDLQLQJVR,¡GJHWDORQJJUHDWZLWKWHHQVRUROGHU1RWWREUDJ but I have a very high IQ and I already know lots of commands. Simply say the word and I will obey. Did I get your attention yet? Sure hope so. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my picâ&#x20AC;Śthese big brown eyes canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to see you. w Whadda ya say? C of the Month: Cat L Lightning H Hi, my name is Lightning and I am looking for o one single emotionally unattached family who ttruly wants to build a relationship with a single m male who is stable emotionally, curious, playful, aaffectionate, and if I do say so myself, handsome. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m also healthy, active, honest, love outdoors, KDYH KREELHV DQG ZRUN VWHDG\ ZLWK ORWV RI WLPH R KDYHKREELHVDQGZRUNVWHDG\ZLWKORWVRIWLPHRII3OHDVHEHFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQWVWDEOHKDSS\KRQHVW and truly ready to share in building something long term. I would prefer not to have endless HPDLOVDQGWH[WV/HW¡VWDONDELWWKHQPHHWIRUDPLONDQGJRIURPWKHUH,ZLOODQVZHUDOOUHSOLHV EXWSOHDVHWHOOPHDOLWWOHDERXW\RX,NQRZ\RX¡UHRXWWKHUHVRPHZKHUH Ginny Armington Community Events Coordinator Humane Society of Sarasota County 2331 15th Street | Sarasota, FL | 34237 941.955.4131 x107 | www.hssc.org

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Giving Back |An Amazing Group of Cat Lovers By Diana Colson An amazing group of cat lovers report on a regular basis to VHUYHWKHUHVFXHGIHOLQHVDW&DW'HSRW$QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WÂ&#x2039;QR kill, free roaming facility, Cat Depot is dedicated to helping KRPHOHVV DQLPDOV ,WV PLVVLRQ LV WR VDYH OLYHV Ă&#x20AC;QG ORYLQJ homes, and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats. Year to date, volunteers have already logged in an LPSUHVVLYHWRWDORIKRXUV2YHUDFWLYHPRQWKO\ VKHOWHUYROXQWHHUVKDYHJLYHQKRXUVHDFKPRQWKDQ DYHUDJHRIKRXUVSHUYROXQWHHU Volunteers are accepted into the program on an ongoing, monthly basis. They are given opportunities to grow in their knowledge of feline behavior. They also receive supplemental HGXFDWLRQDQGWUDLQLQJFODVVHVLQVXFKXQLTXHVXEMHFWVDVFDWOHDVK walking, managing community cats, and clicker training. (Clicker training uses a distinct and consistent signal to mark a desired behavior in real time. It then follows that signal with a motivating UHZDUG

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|Do we recognize the best Doctor in the world? By Dr. Jennifer J. Norbits The doctor inside that allows your heart to beat, your lungs to breath, a cut to heal, and yes even cancer to heal. There is a life force within all of us that heals all the time, every WLPHRIWKHWLPH7KHKXPDQEUDLQKDVD power that controls all life within the body and sends life down the spinal cord out the nerves to your organs. If you have interference to your nervous system, your body will shut down and will express symptoms of disease. You can experience internal interference by having such things as a slip, fall, car accident, being born, a head injury. This accident pushes a bone out of place, may even reverse the curve in your neck and causes symptoms like headaches, back aches, asthma, colds, allergies, cancer, diabetes. With pressure on your nervous system your body shuts down. When you receive a specific chiropractic adjustment your body releases the power to heal. Are there limitations of matter where the body will not heal as fast because of too much damage, too many medications, too much

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The mink is a member of a larger family of ZHDVHOVDQGSROHFDWV 0XVWHOD ZKLFKFRQWDLQV 16 different species worldwide. Only two of WKHVH VSHFLHV DUH PLQN WKH $PHULFDQ PLQN DQGWKH(XURSHDQPLQN7KH(YHUJODGHVPLQN is a subspecies of the American mink and is the only mink found in southern Florida; two different subspecies inhabit the northern tier of the state. The mink population in Southwest Florida WRGD\ LV OLPLWHG WR (YHUJODGHV 1DWLRQDO 3DUN %LJ &\SUHVV 1DWLRQDO 3UHVHUYH DQG the Fakahatchee Strand in Collier County. Historically, this relative of the ferret could be found as far north as Lake Okeechobee, but agricultural development has reduced its range to the very southern tip of the state. 6HHLQJDQ(YHUJODGHVPLQNLQWKHZLOGLVQHDUO\ impossible. Quick, solitary, and secretive, this small carnivore is rare to witness even in areas where it is more common, such as Canada and the northern Midwest. The mink was once trapped and hunted to the point of eradication throughout much of its range, in pursuit of its prized fur, but today

almost all mink stoles and coats are fashioned RXW RI IDUPUDLVHG DQLPDOV $OWKRXJK WKLV practice is controversial, as is the wearing of any fur products, mink farming has helped reduce the pressure on wild harvesting and allowed the mink to regain some of its former range. It can now be found throughout the eastern U.S., across all of Canada all the way WR1HZIRXQGODQGDQGLQ$ODVND  7KHPLQNLVDVWULFWFDUQLYRUH,WVUD]RUVKDUS teeth and incredible speed make it a formidable SUHGDWRU 6HPLDTXDWLF LW IHHGV SULPDULO\ LQ freshwater streams, lakes, and ponds where it FDWFKHVFUD\Ă&#x20AC;VKVPDOOĂ&#x20AC;VKDQGIURJV2QODQG it is capable of killing animals much larger than itself and has been known to prey on rabbits, ducks, rice rats, birds, mice, and voles. It in turn is taken by coyotes, great horned owls, and foxes.

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Stone Crab Season Opens Later This Month Many years ago I wrote that the start of stone crab season 2FWVKRXOGEHDKROLGD\ 6WRQHFUDEFODZVDUHDOX[XU\QHFHVVLW\IRUVHDIRRGĂ&#x20AC;HQGV LQ6RXWKZHVW)ORULGD7KHVHDVRQUXQVIURP2FWWKURXJK 0D\)DOODQGZLQWHUDUHEHVWWLPHVIRUWKHFRORVVDOFODZV â&#x20AC;&#x153;Colossal,â&#x20AC;? by the way, is the biggest of the big of the claws from the biggest of the big of crabs. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the costliest, sometimes running up to $36 a pound, which reaps the customer about two claws. Sometimes less than two. Smaller grades have smaller prices. 6WRQH FUDEV DUH ELJ \HOORZLVKEURZQLVKEODFNVSRWWHG critters that haunt the bottom and, true to their name, like to hide around stones in the Gulf of Mexico during the summer as they grow. As winter comes and the cold fronts move down from the north, crabs start to prowl closer to shore and into the bays. 2QO\ WKH FODZV DUH WDNHQ IURP WKH FULWWHUV &UDE Ă&#x20AC;VKHUV ORYHWKHFODZVEHFDXVHRIWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDQFLDOKDUYHVWWKH\UHDS)LVK PRQJHUVORYHWKHFODZVEHFDXVHRIWKHSURĂ&#x20AC;WWKH\UHDS6HDIRRG DĂ&#x20AC;FLRQDGRVORYHWKHWDVWHRIWKHFODZV %XW XQXVXDO LQ WKH JUHHQ ZRUOG LV WKH IDFW WKDW environmentalists love stone crabs too because they are a truly sustainable industry. Only claws are taken, and the crab is let loose to grow another pair for another season. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; a comment from the Florida Fish and Wildlife &RQVHUYDWLRQ &RPPLVVLRQ UHJDUGLQJ WKH RQHFODZ RU WZR FODZWDNH´$OWKRXJKLWLVFXUUHQWO\ODZIXOWRKDUYHVWERWKRID stone crabâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claws, this practice leaves the stone crab with few alternatives to defend itself from predators. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although the crab can still obtain minimal amounts of food with no claws, having one claw will enable the crab to obtain greater amounts of food in a shorter amount of time. Stone crabs have the ability to grow back their claws, but this SURFHVVUHTXLUHVDODUJHDPRXQWRIHQHUJ\LQWKHIRUPRIIRRGÂľ &ODZVKDYHWREHĂśLQFKORQJIURPWKHHOERZWRWKHVPDOOHU HQG WKH FODZ WR EH OHJDO $ VDOWZDWHU Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJ OLFHQVH LV DOVR needed to take stone crab claws. Crabs are mostly caught in traps baited with a variety of XQVDYRU\WRKXPDQ EXW GHOHFWDEOHWRVWRQH FUDE VWXII 6RPH Ă&#x20AC;VKHUXVHFDQVRIFDWIRRGZLWKKROHVVSLNHGLQWKHP6RPHOLNH VWLQN\Ă&#x20AC;VK6RPHÂŤZHOOPD\EHDVHFUHWUHFLSH&UDEEHUVXVH whatever it takes to attract crabs into the traps. Recreational Ă&#x20AC;VKHUVDUHOLPLWHGWRQRPRUHWKDQĂ&#x20AC;YHWUDSV The jury is out just what kind of season weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have for crab FODZVLQ7UDSVDUHJRLQJRXWWRVRDNEXWLW¡VWRXJK to know how good the season will be so far, what the cost for claws will be, how available the claws will be or where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be available. Waltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fish Market in Sarasota is a prime venue for scoring claws. Mooreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stone Crab Restaurant on north Longboat Key, of course, will be a featured venue for claws. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got their own boats, their own traps and a huge clientele for claws. On 6LHVWD.H\%LJ:DWHU)LVK0DUNHWORFDWHGLQ&UHVFHQW3OD]D offers a fresh and plentiful supply. Most other restaurants which feature seafood will feature FUDEFODZV(QMR\ Most crabbers agree that it takes a hard cold front to move crabs offshore toward the beaches or into the bays. We had something of a cold front a couple weeks ago. Puny. Probably not enough to cause any real movement of crabs. Maybe. :HOFRPHWRWKHZRUOGRIĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJ In the day â&#x20AC;Ś 7RSDUDSKUDVH%HQ*UHHQ¡VJUHDWERRN´)LQHVWNLQGÂľ´¡3DXO â&#x20AC;Ś gut up, get out of bed, time to go crabbing â&#x20AC;Ś you gonna sleep all day?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; That is how it has to start. That is how is always started â&#x20AC;&#x201D; rough.â&#x20AC;?

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Dad and this Little Roat werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t commercial Ă&#x20AC;VKHUV +HFN EDFN LQ WKH GD\ IHZ FRPPHUFLDO guys and gals were bothering with stone crabs, too EXV\ZLWKPXOOHWDQGSRPSDQRDQGWKHELJWLFNHW Ă&#x20AC;VKHU\LWHPVWKH*XOIDQGED\VZRXOG\LHOG  %XWZKHQWKHQRU¡ZHVWHUQHUVVWDUWHGWRKRZOIRU a day or two, and the furnace had to be lit in our KRXVH LQ %UDGHQWRQ %HDFK DQG WKH Ă&#x20AC;UHSODFH JRW Ă&#x20AC;UHGXSZHDOONQHZIRUVXUHZDVWKDWVWRQHFUDEV would be moving. We knew there would be brutally low tides and DOOWKHVHDJUDVVĂ DWVZRXOGEHH[SRVHG6WRQHFUDEV OXUNHGLQWKHPWKDUĂ DWVZHNQHZ  -HH]LWZDVFROGDWWKHEDUHO\SRVWGDUNEDFNWKHQ as Dad and I would hunker down in our little boat

and putter toward Longboat Pass. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d loaded up our tools. Long sticks weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d screwed hooks into back when that was legal, then longer metal rods with a GHJUHHEHQGLQWKHPZKHQUHJXODWLRQVFKDQJHG$QGZH had a couple buckets in the hope of having good luck. We were hunting for stone crabs with sticks. And prepared to bring home game. First stop was always along the side of the pass near the rocks. Sometimes we were lucky and could snag a few crabs that were blown into the pass by the strong winds and tides.  7KHQRIIWRRXUKRQH\KROHQRUWK-HZĂ&#x20AC;VK.H\ Just inside Longboat Pass at the north end of the little island ZDVDZLGHH[SDQVHRIWXUWOHJUDVV7KHPWKDUĂ DWV The trick was to walk along the seagrass beds and look for a mound of muck. Take stick. Poke stick into area around the mound. Find hole. Stick stick into hole and wiggle until there was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;click,â&#x20AC;? and you knew you had a crab that was after you. Gently, gently pull. Crab comes out, pissed. Grab crab â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dad and the Little Roat also eschewed nets â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and snap off a claw, put it in bucket, drop crab, run away as it chased you, WKHQJRĂ&#x20AC;QGDQRWKHUPXFNPRXQG Rules were different back in the day for the taking of stone crab claws. I think. We never took claws from female crabs.  :HRQO\WRRNRQHFODZWKH´Ă&#x20AC;JKWHUÂľRUULJKWFODZOHDYLQJ the â&#x20AC;&#x153;feederâ&#x20AC;? claw in place. Dunno if those were real regs or just what Dad said. Today, both claws from both sexes may be taken except for ´HJJEHDULQJFUDEVÂľ  /LPLWVRITXDQWLW\WKHQZHUHOLPLWOHVV7RGD\GRQ¡WH[SHFW WRWDNH\RXUVWLFNVRXWDQGJHWPRUHWKDQJDOORQVRIFODZVSHU vessel or 1 gallon per person.

6WRQHFUDEVHDVRQRSHQV2FW2QO\WKHFODZVDUHWDNHQ from the crustaceans. Stone crab claws are boiled until red and may be eaten hot or cold, with drawn butter or a mustard sauce. Stone crab claws must be 2 ž inch long from the elbow to the end RIWKHVPDOOHUWLSRIWKHFODZ$VDOWZDWHUĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJOLFHQVHLVDOVR required to take claws recreationally. Stone crab traps are baited with a variety of tasty-to-crab morsels and set in the Gulf of Mexico or the bays. Photos by Paul Roat  :H¡G XVXDOO\ HQG XS ZLWK D KDOIEXFNHWSOXV RI FODZV Shivering, off weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go home. Factoid The best way to eat stone crab claws is with friends. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d get back. Mom would have a big pot of water boiling, claws would go in, come out, go into the refrigerator, and phone calls would start. Later that day weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d spread out newspaper on the dining room table and folks would come over for dinner. Most people used nutcrackers to get into the claws. As a /LWWOH5RDWÂł+H\,ZDVOLNHÂł,OLNHGDKDPPHU&UDE meat was a bit mushier, but boy was it ever fun. And cleanup was easy. We just wrapped up the bits and pieces in the newspaper and thunked it all in the trash.


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Blake Parson

By Diane Colson

THE TIME IS NOW

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If you have ever thought about Spending more than a week (or month) here The Time May Be Now If you have ever thought of a Second Home Here The Time May Be Now If you have ever thought of calling Siesta Key Home The Time May Be Now Let me show you a Real Estate Market that clearly states The time is now

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|Siesta Key Drum Circle Siesta Beach has become the home to what is considered one of the largest drum circles in the nation. This is not a commercial event but local phenomenon that began spontaneously and now has a life of its own. If you’re visiting the area, or live nearby be sure to check this one out. There are loads of drummers and belly dancers plus lots of families, beach going onlookers, & curious tourists, especially during the winter tourist season when the crowds can swell into the thousands. Bring a blanket or chair, most everyone does. It happens every Sunday starting a couple of hours before sunset, and ends around 10 PM. This gathering meets up just south of the main pavilion between lifeguard stands 3 and 4 on Siesta Public Beach. Just follow your ears. This is true community - free-form drumming, open to the public and entirely improvised in-the-moment. Instruments center around drums and percussion, but may include other instruments such as flutes, icipation is voluntary and includes didgeridoos, and other non-percussion instruments. Participation singing or chanting, dancing, relaxing, and listening. It’s always a good time with solid musicality, dancing, and a great vibe. Admission is free. The Siesta Key Beach address is: 948 Beach Road, Sarasota, Florida 34242 to get more info visit the website www.drumcircles.net/sarasota.html or there is a Yahoo group, and a Facebook group named “Siesta Key Drum Circle” just search for them.

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|Crescent Beach Featured Shops |City Pizza, Inc.

www.citypizzaofsarasota.com 6645 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, FL 34242 941.349.4490 City Pizza Inc. is a friendly, family owned and operated restaurant that began in 1989, serving the neighborhood area. Our specialty is Italian and we pride ourselves in making your food fast and fresh when you order it. We are a casual restaurant close to the beach. Licensed to serve beer and wine to compliment our large menu. For your pleasure and convenience, we offer take-out and delivery, but please feel free to dine in or eat on our porch. Come early and stay late! Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at City Pizza Inc.

|Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crab & Oyster Bar

www.captaincurts.com 1200 Old Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242 | 941.349.3885 | brad@captaincurts.com A family seafood restaurant. Fish, seafood, prime rib, baby back ribs, baskets, sandwiches, salads & childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu. Full bar. Happy hour 4-6pm featuring The Back Room Saloon & Sports Bar. Live entertainment. Daily lunch & dinner specials. Gift Shop. Open 7 days a week.

|The Orange Octopus

1220 Old Stickney Point Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 | 941.346.8080 Home of the orange squeeze! Featuring hand-mixed ice cream, coffees, shakes, malts, sundaes, smoothies, candles and fudge. Ask us about our ice cream parties! Located behind Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant on the corner of Midnight Pass & Old Stickney Point Road. Open daily until 9:30pm.

|The Green Turtle Souvenir & Gift Store

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|Siesta Key Bike & Kayak, LLC

www.siestakeybikeandkayak.com 1224 Old Stickney Point Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 | 941.346.0891 Siesta Key Bike and Kayak, located on Siesta Key is family owned and operated serving Siesta Key, Lido Beach, Turtle Beach, Crescent Beach, Sarasota and the surrounding areas. We offer a variety of energizing and relaxing things to do while you visit this beautiful scenic area. We offer quality equipment and a friendly reliable expert staff so that you can get the most from your vacation... GUARANTEED.

|Crescent Beach Grocery

1211 Old Stickney Point Road, Sarasota, FL Owners: Nancy Connelly & Bill Singleton 941.312.0472 The Crescent Beach Grocery is Siesta Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier full-service grocery store. Carrying an extremely wide range of groceries, sundries, beer, wine, delicatessen items and fresh-cut meat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as well as practically anything else you can think of â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the grocery caters to the needs of both residents and visitors on Siesta Key. The store is particularly well-known for providing good value, personal service and a warm, friendly environment.

|Sarasota Wind and Water Adventures

1518 Stickney Point Rd., In the Boatyard Village | 941-379-4222 www.SarasotaWindAndWater.com We are located in the Boatyard Village, right off the south Siesta Key Bridge. Our shop offers kiteboarding lessons, paddle board lessons, FUXLVLQJWXELQJZDWHUVNLLQJĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJFKDUWHUV and other water sports. Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. We always try to meet or beat any reasonable quote. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog. Store Hours: Mon. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sat. 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 p.m., Sunday by appointment.

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|Siesta Sports Rentals

www.siestasportsrentals.com 6551 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key, FL 941-346-1797 | Fax: 941-346-1954 Located on beautiful Siesta Key Island providing you with hours of fun, whether vacationing or living in Florida, we offer you the opportunity to see Sarasota and Siesta Key, Florida the way it was meant to be seen. Just steps from Crescent Beach, we provide friendly, quality service at affordable prices. Delivery and pick up available. Mention you found our web site and we will give a discount off your next rental. Stop by and say hello.

|Big Water Fish Market

6641 Midnight Pass Rd., Crescent Plaza 941.554.8101 Offers fresh-from-the-docks seafood along with a variety of complimenting side dishes and homemade desserts. Their lunch menu includes seafood sandwiches, as well as egg and chicken salad sandwiches, and a Ă&#x20AC;VKHUPDQ¡VVWHZ7KH\DOVRRIIHUDFDWHULQJ service with selections such as clam bakes, oyster roasts and beach picnic baskets. Come in and choose your own fresh catch or try one of their lunch specials - always good and always fresh. Hours are: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-4pm.

|Siesta 4-Rent

www.siesta4rent.com 6555 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 941.349.5500 | 877.482.5550 rentals@siesta4rent.com We offer Studios â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 BR condos and Homes here on beautiful Siesta Key Beach. All units fully equipped, most directly on the beach or beach access. Pets welcome at some. Call or check website for rates. 1 week minimum required.

|Jonnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Free Beach Rides

www.jonnysfreebeachrides.com Siesta Key | 941.306.9097 Jonnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Free Beach Rides is a new service here on Siesta Key, Providing a fun, safe and ecofriendly way to cruz the Key. We will pick you up in our 6-seater electric vehicle. Our service route extends from Turtle Beach to Siesta Key Village. Operating hours are from 10 am - 2 am daily. Call 941-306-9097.

|Miguelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant

6631 Midnight Pass Rd, Crescent Plaza 941.349.4024 | www.miguelsrestaurant.net Miguelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a family owned restaurant that specializes in French and Continental cuisine. Serving Siesta Key since 1983, they offer a wide selection of appetizers, a Caesar salad for two, perfectly prepared at your table and include fresh gulf seafood, FKRLFHVW FXWV RI Ă&#x20AC;OHW PLJQRQ GHOLFLRXV poultry and veal dishes among their entrees. Finish the night off with decadent desserts including banana fosters, cherries jubilee and traditional creme caramel. Miguelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also has an extensive wine selection and a full bar.

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Visit Siesta Key’s Old Florida Family Restaurant Captain Curt’s is a lot more than Clam Chowder. If you are looking for that “Old Florida” place to take the family, a place that will take you back in time to an era where good, fresh seafood was a standard, look no further... Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar is just that place. It’s a place where reasonable prices, a casual family atmosphere and courteous service still exist, too. Besides the great food and prices, Captain Curt’s serves up a slice of Old Florida character almost impossible to find elsewhere. Upon entering the dining room, you’ll get the feeling you have returned to a bygone era…a time when rustic, casual dining with a friendly staff, happy to serve you, still existed. The seating is casual and can accommodate large parties as well as small. Captain Curt’s award winning New England Clam Chowder is just the beginning of the delicious items on our extensive menu. A large variety of crab plates Captain Curt’s Giant American Flag are available, from Alaskan King, Snow Crab and Dungeness to the local favorite, Florida Stone Crab. But crab entrees are only part of the story. Our menu offers something for everyone. Seafood is the mainstay, and you can choose from a wide variety. Shrimp, fish, scallops, clams, and oysters can be prepared almost any way you desire. For the landlubber...The House Visit Sniki Tiki, Specialty BBQ Baby Back Ribs Captain Curt’s have been called “The Best in Town,” and the Grilled Prime Rib is Outdoor Tiki Bar

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Sniki Tiki, Capt. Curt’s out-door, tropical bar is located on Midnight Pass Road... “Next Door To You Know Who!” Sniki Tiki is a great addition to Capt. Curt’s Village, with out-door dining to accommodate smokers, and a great tropical bar for locals & visitors to meet. Enjoy food and drink specials. If dining at Captain Curt’s, get your pager from our greeter and hang-out at the tiki bar, we’ll page you when your table is ready. No more boring lines during the busy season. Get that tropical, laid-back, easy-going, low-latitude attitude, unavailable any where else.

the favorite of many. There is also a good variety of pork, chicken, burgers and hot dogs. And don’t forget the Gumbo; you won’t be disappointed. If light fare is your choice, try one of Captain Curt’s delicious salads. They range from traditional favorites to a selection of seafood specialties like the Shrimp, Chicken or Mahi Caesar. All are prepared with the freshest of ingredients. For the children... Captain Curt’s is perfect. The Children’s Menu offers a number of tasty dishes -- with fries -- for just $5.99.Children’s dinners are served on our original “Crabby Frisbee,” which is theirs to keep and take home. You just cannot beat Captain Curt’s menu for Florida favorites as well as delicious traditional entrees. If more of a good thing is possible, visit Captain Curt’s Back Room Saloon. The full menu is available in the saloon with food and drink specials offered daily. But the real secret to the Back Room’s popularity is entertainment! “Live at the Crab” presents live music by some of Sarasota’s best performers seven nights a week, from 8pm to midnight. (Check out our entertainment schedule. If you are a karaoke fan, try the Backroom’s karaoke, it’s been called “the best in town.” Also, for sports fans, the Backroom’s satellite TVs make for a party during every event. Food and drink specials are always available. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for that perfect place to take the family, visit us on beautiful Siesta Key. We are easy to find and eagerly await the opportunity to serve you. We hope to see you soon!

Look for Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar just one block south of Stickney Point Rd. (Siesta Key’s South Bridge) on Midnight Pass Rd.

Sniki is Cool & We Know It!..., Visit Sniki Tiki today, relax in a warm, sunny seat under a palm, order your favorite tropical drink and enjoy the tropical atmosphere you came to Florida for. See You at the Sniki Tiki!

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Fish Dip Grouper and Cod move aside... Smoked Mahi, Amberjack and Marlin Fried Trigger Nuggets are here to stay. served with a fresh bread stick 9.99 8.99 Clam Strips

An old time favorite... now with more clams! 7.99

Conch Fritters

Hand breaded with chunks of delicious Florida conch 7.99

Corn Fritters

It ain’t easy breading cream corn, but we did it. Golden brown on the outside and creamy goodness in the middle. 5.99

Peel & Eat Shrimp

A dozen EZ peel, shell on, cleaned and de-veined. Served chilled. 6.99

Boom Boom Shrimp

Tender breaded shrimp, hand tossed in our spicy boom boom sauce 7.99

Deviled Crab’s

Stuffed and fried in the shell 7.99

Gator Bites

Yes, it’s Real Gator! Hand breaded and fried 8.99

Crab Cake

70% premium lump crab meat Maryland style 10.99

Chicken Tenders

Mozzarella Sticks

Tender breast meat. Served with your choice of dipping sauce. 7.99

Spicey Cheesy Crab Bites

Baked in garlic butter and served with our delicious bread stick for dippin’ 8.99

Cheezy Mozzarella sticks served with Marinari sauce 6.99 Crab, cheese and jalapeno bites. Fried golden brown. 6.99

House Salad - 5.99 Mix of Iceburg and Romaine Lettuce, with Red Cabbage, Onions, Carrots, Tomatoes and Cucumbers with Chicken 8.99 with Shrimp 9.99 with Mahi 9.99

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Mild, hot, really hot or garlic pepper 7.99

Caesar Salad - 7.99

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North Pacific Flounder

Wild caught. A very mild and flaky fish. Broiled or fried 17.99

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Gulf Grouper Filets

12 large shrimp prepared the way you like. Grilled, fried, broiled or scampi. 15.99

The unique flavor of this white flaky meat makes this the most sought after fish in the Gulf. Grilled, broiled or fried. Market Price

1/2 rack of ribs with 6 fried shrimp 17.99

Fried white fish, scallops, shrimp and deviled crabs 16.99

Tilapia

Farm raised to insure perfection. Tilapia is mild but very tasty. Broiled or fried 15.99

Admiral’s Platter

Plump Fried Oysters A must for the oyster lover! 19.99 From the cold waters of the Grand Banks. These scallops are the best in town. Broiled or fried. 18.99

Grilled fish so nice they named it twice. 17.99

Cajun broiled white fish & shrimp 14.99

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Prime Rib & Cold Water Lobster Tail Market Price

Side Salad - 3.99

All Baskets served with French Fries & Cole Slaw

Grouper Basket Florida’s Favorite! Fried grouper fingers Market Price

Crab Cakes

2 Maryland style crab cakes made with 70% real lump crab meat 19.99

Shrimp Basket

Trigger Fish

If you like Grouper and you like Cod, you’ll love Trigger Fish. Broiled, grilled or fried. A Local Favorite! 17.99

Alaskan Fish & Chips

Rib Basket 1/2 Rack of Baby back ribs 11.99

Trigger Basket

Raw Oysters

Alaskan King Crab Legs

Served shucked on the half shell 1 doz. 12.99 1/2 doz. 7.99

Alaskan Snow Crab Legs

Steamed Clams

1 1/4 lbs. Served with drawn butter Market Price

1 lb. Served in Garlic Butter 8.99

Some of our foods contain ingredients known to be major food allergens, and all of our food is prepared in a common kitchen.

Baby Back Ribs

A Whole Rack of our famous Danish Baby Backs 16.99

Grilled Prime Rib

A juicy cut of flame grilled prime rib served with au jus 15.99

Siesta Key Bike & Kayak Fun for your vacation with Bike & Kayak Rental. Tours, Delivery & Pick-up. 346-0891

Lorraine’s Island Hair Design Full Service salon, Braids & Wraps by appointment. Monday thru Saturday. 346-7206

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Trigger Fish Sandwich

If you like Grouper and you like Cod, you’ll love Trigger Fish! Broiled, grilled or fried. A local favorite!! 9.99

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Coconut Fashions The best in service, quality, & design. Beachwear & accessories for the whole family. 349-4498

1/2 lb. of Angus beef 6.99

Steamed whole & served with a shucker 1 doz. 12.99 2 doz. 22.99 3 doz. 31.99

1/2 lb. of Angus beef topped with bacon and swiss cheese 8.49

Garlic Mussels

Chicken Sandwich

1 lb. Served in Garlic Butter, with a Bread Stick 8.99

Bacon Burger

Marinated chicken breast cooked over the grill 7.99

Chicken Club

Chicken breast topped with bacon and swiss cheese 9.49

NOTICE: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

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A Captain Curt’s favorite made with snow and king crab. 7.99

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“Win “Winner of the Great Chowder Cook-Off” Inte International Competition Newport R.I. Cup 3.99 Bowl 5.99 GUMBO

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Tilapia Your Way Mild but very tasty. Broiled or fried. 8.99

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Fried Fish Sandwich Alaskan pollock on a bun. 6.99

Mahi-Mahi Sandwich

Grilled fish so nice they named it twice. 9.99

Tuna Salad Sandwich A classic recipe. 5.99

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Pork Tenderloin

Hamburger Cheeseburger Hot Dog Chicken Nuggets Fish Sticks Shrimp Macaroni & Cheese

1/2 lb. of Angus beef smothered in chili with a side of jalapeños 7.99 Breaded and fried. A true “Indiana-style” pork tenderloin. 7.99

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Two 5 oz. cold water lobster tails broiled Market Price

Spicy Seafood Gumbo CUP 3.99 BOWL 5.99

Our delicious Maryland style crab cake served on a bun. 12.99

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Wild caught. A very mild and flaky fish. Broiled or fried. 8.99

Fresh, fried Oysters 13.99

A generous helping of fried clam strips 9.99

Alaskan pollock straight out of the icy waters of the Bering Sea. Fried of course! 13.99

1 1/4 lbs. Served with drawn butter Market Price

Me Meaty Texas Chili CUP 3.25 BOWL 5.25

Tilapia coated with a spicy seasoned crust & baked with American cheese. 9.99

Oyster Basket

6 Large fried shrimp 9.99

Tender breast meat. Served with your choice of dipping sauce. 9.99

with Chicken 10.99 with Shrimp 11.99 with Mahi 11.99 Side Caesar - 4.99

Cheese Paradise

A must have for any oyster lover! 11.99

Fresh Hearts of Romaine. Topped with Parmesan Cheese and Croutons

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Fish Dip Grouper and Cod move aside... Smoked Mahi, Amberjack and Marlin Fried Trigger Nuggets are here to stay. served with a fresh bread stick 9.99 8.99 Clam Strips

An old time favorite... now with more clams! 7.99

Conch Fritters

Hand breaded with chunks of delicious Florida conch 7.99

Corn Fritters

It ain’t easy breading cream corn, but we did it. Golden brown on the outside and creamy goodness in the middle. 5.99

Peel & Eat Shrimp

A dozen EZ peel, shell on, cleaned and de-veined. Served chilled. 6.99

Boom Boom Shrimp

Tender breaded shrimp, hand tossed in our spicy boom boom sauce 7.99

Deviled Crab’s

Stuffed and fried in the shell 7.99

Gator Bites

Yes, it’s Real Gator! Hand breaded and fried 8.99

Crab Cake

70% premium lump crab meat Maryland style 10.99

Chicken Tenders

Mozzarella Sticks

Tender breast meat. Served with your choice of dipping sauce. 7.99

Spicey Cheesy Crab Bites

Baked in garlic butter and served with our delicious bread stick for dippin’ 8.99

Cheezy Mozzarella sticks served with Marinari sauce 6.99 Crab, cheese and jalapeno bites. Fried golden brown. 6.99

House Salad - 5.99 Mix of Iceburg and Romaine Lettuce, with Red Cabbage, Onions, Carrots, Tomatoes and Cucumbers with Chicken 8.99 with Shrimp 9.99 with Mahi 9.99

Escargot

Buffalo Wings

Mild, hot, really hot or garlic pepper 7.99

Caesar Salad - 7.99

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Happy HoUR PRIME OYSTERS 7.99/Dozen $

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North Pacific Flounder

Wild caught. A very mild and flaky fish. Broiled or fried 17.99

Grilled Mahi-Mahi

Oyster Dinner

Sea Scallops

Lobster, Shrimp & Scallops*

Gulf Grouper Filets

12 large shrimp prepared the way you like. Grilled, fried, broiled or scampi. 15.99

The unique flavor of this white flaky meat makes this the most sought after fish in the Gulf. Grilled, broiled or fried. Market Price

1/2 rack of ribs with 6 fried shrimp 17.99

Fried white fish, scallops, shrimp and deviled crabs 16.99

Tilapia

Farm raised to insure perfection. Tilapia is mild but very tasty. Broiled or fried 15.99

Admiral’s Platter

Plump Fried Oysters A must for the oyster lover! 19.99 From the cold waters of the Grand Banks. These scallops are the best in town. Broiled or fried. 18.99

Grilled fish so nice they named it twice. 17.99

Cajun broiled white fish & shrimp 14.99

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Ribs & Shrimp

Surf & Turf*

Prime Rib & Cold Water Lobster Tail Market Price

Side Salad - 3.99

All Baskets served with French Fries & Cole Slaw

Grouper Basket Florida’s Favorite! Fried grouper fingers Market Price

Crab Cakes

2 Maryland style crab cakes made with 70% real lump crab meat 19.99

Shrimp Basket

Trigger Fish

If you like Grouper and you like Cod, you’ll love Trigger Fish. Broiled, grilled or fried. A Local Favorite! 17.99

Alaskan Fish & Chips

Rib Basket 1/2 Rack of Baby back ribs 11.99

Trigger Basket

Raw Oysters

Alaskan King Crab Legs

Served shucked on the half shell 1 doz. 12.99 1/2 doz. 7.99

Alaskan Snow Crab Legs

Steamed Clams

1 1/4 lbs. Served with drawn butter Market Price

1 lb. Served in Garlic Butter 8.99

Some of our foods contain ingredients known to be major food allergens, and all of our food is prepared in a common kitchen.

Baby Back Ribs

A Whole Rack of our famous Danish Baby Backs 16.99

Grilled Prime Rib

A juicy cut of flame grilled prime rib served with au jus 15.99

Siesta Key Bike & Kayak Fun for your vacation with Bike & Kayak Rental. Tours, Delivery & Pick-up. 346-0891

Lorraine’s Island Hair Design Full Service salon, Braids & Wraps by appointment. Monday thru Saturday. 346-7206

Steamed Oysters

Trigger Fish Sandwich

If you like Grouper and you like Cod, you’ll love Trigger Fish! Broiled, grilled or fried. A local favorite!! 9.99

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Home of the Orange Squeeze! Featuring hand-mixed ice cream, coffees, shakes, malts, sundaes, & smoothies. Open Til 9:30pm 941-346-8080

Coconut Fashions The best in service, quality, & design. Beachwear & accessories for the whole family. 349-4498

1/2 lb. of Angus beef 6.99

Steamed whole & served with a shucker 1 doz. 12.99 2 doz. 22.99 3 doz. 31.99

1/2 lb. of Angus beef topped with bacon and swiss cheese 8.49

Garlic Mussels

Chicken Sandwich

1 lb. Served in Garlic Butter, with a Bread Stick 8.99

Bacon Burger

Marinated chicken breast cooked over the grill 7.99

Chicken Club

Chicken breast topped with bacon and swiss cheese 9.49

NOTICE: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

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Village SHOPS

A Captain Curt’s favorite made with snow and king crab. 7.99

Captain Curt Burger

“Win “Winner of the Great Chowder Cook-Off” Inte International Competition Newport R.I. Cup 3.99 Bowl 5.99 GUMBO

Flounder Sandwich

Crab Salad Sandwich

Chicken Basket

Tilapia Your Way Mild but very tasty. Broiled or fried. 8.99

Grouper Your Way “A Local Favorite!” Grilled, broiled or fried. Market Price

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Fried Fish Sandwich Alaskan pollock on a bun. 6.99

Mahi-Mahi Sandwich

Grilled fish so nice they named it twice. 9.99

Tuna Salad Sandwich A classic recipe. 5.99

Spice it up with Cajun or Garlic Pepper .50

Cozumel Burger

12 Years and Under Only (All Meals include French Fries)

Pork Tenderloin

Hamburger Cheeseburger Hot Dog Chicken Nuggets Fish Sticks Shrimp Macaroni & Cheese

1/2 lb. of Angus beef smothered in chili with a side of jalapeños 7.99 Breaded and fried. A true “Indiana-style” pork tenderloin. 7.99

Big Dog

1/4 lb. all beef hot dog 4.99 Add chili 1.00

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Onion Rings 3.99 Vegetables 2.99 French Fries 2.99 Cole Slaw 1.50 Jasmine Rice 2.99 Bread Sticks 1.99 Parsley-Red Potatoes 2.99

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Two 5 oz. cold water lobster tails broiled Market Price

Spicy Seafood Gumbo CUP 3.99 BOWL 5.99

Our delicious Maryland style crab cake served on a bun. 12.99

Clam Basket

Fried, Trigger nuggets 13.99

Twin Lobster Tails*

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Wild caught. A very mild and flaky fish. Broiled or fried. 8.99

Fresh, fried Oysters 13.99

A generous helping of fried clam strips 9.99

Alaskan pollock straight out of the icy waters of the Bering Sea. Fried of course! 13.99

1 1/4 lbs. Served with drawn butter Market Price

Me Meaty Texas Chili CUP 3.25 BOWL 5.25

Tilapia coated with a spicy seasoned crust & baked with American cheese. 9.99

Oyster Basket

6 Large fried shrimp 9.99

Tender breast meat. Served with your choice of dipping sauce. 9.99

with Chicken 10.99 with Shrimp 11.99 with Mahi 11.99 Side Caesar - 4.99

Cheese Paradise

A must have for any oyster lover! 11.99

Fresh Hearts of Romaine. Topped with Parmesan Cheese and Croutons

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James White “Sunny Jim” Sunny Jim’s show takes you on a tropical vacation where you can feel the warm sunshine and sea breezes. From ballads to upbeat fun, soca tunes, his original songs tell the story of the islands. Island music at its best! Lots of original scores plus all the traditional favorites that will give you that...”Low Latitude Attitude”! Don’t miss this outstanding show.

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|Discover the Shops of Gulf Gate... Come and explore the wonderful mix of eclectic shops, bars and restaurants that make up Gulf Gateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commercial District. These shops are conveniently located behind the Sarasota Pavilion off South Tamiami 7UDLO <RX¡OO Ă&#x20AC;QG HDFK EXVLQHVV UHĂ HFWV the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pride in showcasing their specialties and that the longevity of these shops is a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit that lives on here in Gulf Gate. With our map, located on the next page, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to navigate your way to our featured shops with ease. Oh Mamma Mia! (GG-4) Offers a truly unique dining experience with dinner shows by Chef Giuseppe Urbano. Enjoy the family ambiance as you watch him prepare an authentic Italian regional dish with fresh ingredients just for you. Fine dining, great atmosphere at casual dining prices. Reservations highly recommended. Gulf Gate Golf Course â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Conveniently located just a stones throw from the Gulf Gate Shops, this 27 hole Executive Course offers menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rental clubs. You can start your day with a round of golf, enjoy a bite to eat at the many wonderful restaurants or simply relax with a pint of ale at the pub before you head out to explore WKH PDQ\ Ă&#x20AC;QH VKRSV Moments In Time Photography (G-20) specializes in several different photography services including Siesta Key Beach portraits starting at just $49 and wedding beginning at $495. Check out their website: www.sarasotaphotos. com or visit their store to see why they have been the photographer of choice for over a decade and a half. Piccolos Italian Market & Deli (GG-46) carries a full line of imported cheeses, fresh baked bread daily, homemade sausages, fresh mozzarella, and numerous hard to get items. They now carry Khorasan Wheat which is an ancient and organic grain. Their Deli is complete with huge hot and cold sandwiches, salads, fresh homemade lasagna and baked ziti. And, you cannot OHDYHZLWKRXWWU\LQJWKHLUFDQQROLĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZLWK their own homemade cannoli cream or the tiramisu or Sfogliatelle from Brooklyn. Here LVZKHUH\RXZLOOĂ&#x20AC;QGJUHDW,WDOLDQVSHFLDOW\ gourmet items without the gourmet price. Tonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chicago Beef Company (S-16) is owned and operated by true Chicagoans. Dedicated to deliver Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best food - Chicago style Hot Dogs witâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the works... dragged through the garden on poppy

Places of Worship Siesta Key Presbyterian Chapel (See Siesta Key street map for location)

seed buns with fresh cut fries, Italian Beef Sandwiches anyway you like, dipped or dry, sweet or hot. All served in true Authentic Chicago Style. Scandinavian Gifts (GG-37) has an extensive selection of gifts and Scandinavian foods. The specialties here include candles, Ekelund table linens, Flensted mobiles, imported glassware, Swedish Klippan textiles and so much more. The baked goods and groceries include imported candies, salty licorice, as well as cheeses, breads, seafood and vegetables from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Sarasota Brewing Co. (G-3) Sarasotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ă&#x20AC;UVWPLFUREUHZSXEDOZD\VKDVVRPHWKLQJ new to offer. From over 20 seasonal beers that rotate throughout the year, the Brewing &RPSDQ\ DOZD\V KDV DW OHDVW Ă&#x20AC;YH XQLTXH brews online as well as several favorites from around the world. Established in 1989, Their menu has been a winner in the Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Awards of the Sarasota Herald Tribune featuring their mouthwatering burgers, Chicago style Pizzas, and Chicago beef sandwiches. With dozens of televisions, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great place to catch a game with friends and family. Zante Gyros (S-56) serves up generous portions of authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine as well as American fare. They offer an extensive menu for dinein or take-out with such favorites as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;originalâ&#x20AC;? gyros sandwich, lamb souvlaki platters, spanakopita, and tiropita to name a few. Meat-less options are available as well as kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meals and party menus. Open Mon. - Sat. from11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Come and put some â&#x20AC;&#x153;OPAâ&#x20AC;? in your life. SolĂłrzanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Ristorante (S-54) SolĂłrzanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brings a true Hoboken New Jersey attitude to the area and offers a nice selection of made-to-order dishes in their cozy restaurant. With specials like Gnocchi alla Romana( gnocchi baked with prosciutto, ricotta and spinach),Pork chops alla Toscana with polenta, and baked white Ă&#x20AC;OHWĂ&#x20AC;VKZLWKVKULPSVDQGSDVWDRQWKHVLGH it gives you a great incentive to pay them a visit. Ooh La La French Bakery (M-18) offers light authentic French pastries. Listen to lively French music while enjoying a lunch of hot or cold sandwiches made on fresh baked breads and crusty baguettes or soups, salads and quiche in their charming shop.

St. Boniface Episcopal Church (See Siesta Key street map for location)

5615 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key 941.349.5656

Life in the Son ( Wednesdays @ 7PM)

4615 Gleason Ave., Siesta Key 941.349.1166

Bank of America Community Room. Home Groups available.

St. Michael Catholic Church

Temple Sinai, a Reform Congregation

(See Siesta Key street map for location)

5394 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key 941.349.4174

1237 Stickney Pt. Rd., Siesta Key 941.539.7972 (The closest Jewish congregation to the key for visitors)

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|Village Featured Shops |Robin Hood Rental

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5129 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 941.554.4242 | www.robinhoodrentals.net fun@robinhoodrentals.net Robin Hood Rentals is your 1 stop shop for all things fun! Come in and see us today for Segway rentals, kayak tours/rentals, paddle boards, scooters, bikes for the family, tandems, strollers, beach gear and much, much more. Best prices and service guaranteed. Free delivery on Siesta Key.

Siesta Key, Florida 941.549.0026 |www.sunridepedicab.com Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fun way to get around the island. Our eco-friendly, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Siesta styleâ&#x20AC;? pedicab transport service includes a 200-watt integrated stereo system so you can listen to your favorite tunes while being pedaled to your next destination.  7KH SHGLFDE FRPIRUWDEO\ Ă&#x20AC;WV  adults and we service the Stickney Point, Commerce area, the Public Beach, and Siesta Village. Our hours of operation are 10 am - 2 am, Monday through Sunday. For a fun time, call us at 941-549-0026.

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5263 Ocean Blvd.,Siesta Village 941.349.7651 | siestavillagegourmet.com Featuring fresh bagels from â&#x20AC;&#x153;da Bronxâ&#x20AC;? served any way you want. Choose from cream cheese to â&#x20AC;&#x153;all the wayâ&#x20AC;? with lox, cream cheese, ripe tomato, red onion and capers. They also offer a selection of mouthwatering meat or vegetarian paninis, sandwiches and salads along with Chef Franâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fresh made meals to go; for those times when you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t or donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care to cook. Call or stop by for their daily specials. Free WiFi available while you dine. Indoors or outside seating available. Serving breakfast and lunch from Tues.Sun. 8am - 6pm.

5204 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242 941.346.1800 A taste of Germany was established in 2011 when owner, Tanja Hofman and her family decided to open a German bakery in their favorite vacation spot, Siesta Key, Florida. Tanja, her husband and their son want to share some of the special foods they enjoy back home with their new friends in America. We hope you enjoy this little Taste |Amazing Life Chiropractic of Germany on the Key! Guten Appetit! 5039 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key Village 941.312.6267 amazinglifechiropractic.com |The Broken Egg Dr. Jennifer J. Norbits provides quality 140 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, Florida chiropractic care to patients on and around 941.346.2750 | www.thebrokenegg.com the island. She incorporates massage therapy The Broken Egg Restaurant, Gift Shop and into her treatment plan to help normalize the Gallery has been an island tradition for relationship between your bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s structure breakfast and lunch on Siesta Key since and function promoting self-healing. If you 1984. Our scrumptious menu including suffer from back pain, neck pain, headache, fabulous egg creations and omeletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, sciatica or have been in an auto collision, SODWH Ă&#x20AC;OOLQJ SDQFDNHV IUHVK MXLFHV DQG Amazing Life Chiropractic can get you back homemade bakery selections keep our on the road to health. Please call for details customers coming back year after year. We or to set up an appointment. serve exquisite breakfasts and lunches from 7:30 to 2:30, 364 days an year.

|Village CafĂŠ 5133 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 | 941.349.2822 | villagecafeonsiesta.com You are invited to dine at the Village Cafe restaurant, nestled in the heart of Siesta Key Village, Florida. Our menu offers only WKH Ă&#x20AC;QHVW VHOHFWLRQ RI EUHDNIDVW DQG OXQFK specialties anywhere on the Florida Gulf Coast. Our catering service will meet all your needs for your party or special event. Be sure to browse our menu for a mouthwatering variety of favorites for both islanders and visitors alike.

|Lobster Pot 5157 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 941-349-2323 | sarasota-lobsterpot.com Located on Siesta Key in beautiful Sarasota )ORULGD ZH EULQJ \RX WKH Ă&#x20AC;QHVW WDVWHV RI New England. Enjoy a delightful dining experience in our main dining room or our patio. As winners of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taste of Sarasota,â&#x20AC;? the New England Tradition of Excellence is still alive and well here in Sarasota at The Lobster Pot. While here we hope youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll enjoy your â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Cape Codâ&#x20AC;? and Florida dining experience!

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5250 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 | Phone: 941.349.8697 | Fax: 941.346.3170 The Daiquiri Deck established in 1993 is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sarasotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Favorite Place to Meetâ&#x20AC;? located on beautiful Siesta Key and now on St. Armands Circle. Enjoy great food and daiquiris daily 11:00am until 2:00am. 2XU G\QDPLF PHQX LV Ă&#x20AC;OOHG ZLWK IDQWDVWLF choices for all ages. So come in off the beach and have lunch or dinner and cool down ZLWKRQHRIRXUĂ DYRUHGGDLTXLULV1RZ offering oysters and more! â&#x20AC;&#x153;After the Beachâ&#x20AC;? happy hour 3-7pm daily.

|The Local Bean 5138 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 941.870.2671 | thelocalbeansiesta.com A comfortable and relaxed living room type venue for sipping your favorite java and teas, while listening to original locally grown music. Local art, photography and crafts are also featured, as well as free WiFi and a nice place to read, chat with your friends, play board games, or just chill Siesta style. Have a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beanaccinoâ&#x20AC;? along with a freshly baked dessert.

Local Attractions BIG CAT HABITAT & GULF COAST SANCTUARY bigcathabitat.org | 941.371.6377 | 7101 Palmer Blvd. (east of I-75), Sarasota CHILDRENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GARDEN www.sarasotachildrensgarden.com | 941.330.1711 | 1670 10th Way, Sarasota CROWLEY MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER crowleymuseumnaturectr.org | 941.322.1000 | 16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota G-WIZ HANDS ON MUSEUM www.gwiz.org | 941.309.4949 | 1001 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota HISTORIC SPANISH POINT www.historicspanishpoint.org | 941.966.5214 | 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey JOHN & MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART www.ringling.org | 941.358.3180 | 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota LEGACY TRAIL www.legacytrailfriends.org | 941.861.7245 MARIE SELBY BOTANICAL GARDENS www.selby.org | 941.366.5731, ex. 236 | 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota MOTE AQUARIUM www.mote.org | 941.388.4441 | 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK www.myakkariver.org | 941.361.6511 | 13208 S.R.72 (9 miles east of I-75) OLD MYAKKA PRESERVE 941.861.5000 | 251 Myakka Rd | (eastern end of Fruitville Rd) Sarasota OSCAR SCHERER PARK ZZZĂ&#x20AC;RULGDVWDWHSDUNVRUJ__67DPLDPL7UDLO6DUDVRWD PHILLIPPI ESTATE PARK www.scgov.net | 941.316.1309 | 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota RINGLING CIRCUS MUSEUM www.ringling.org | 941.359.5700 | 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota S. FLORIDA MUSEUM, BISHOP PLANETARIUM & AQUARIUM ZZZVRXWKĂ&#x20AC;RULGDPXVHXPRUJ__WK6W:%UDGHQWRQ SARASOTA CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM sarasotacarmuseum.org | 941.355.6228 | 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota SARASOTA JUNGLE GARDENS sarasotajunglegardens.com | 941.355.5305 | 3701 Bayshore Road, Sarasota SELBY GALLERY ringling.edu/selbygallery | 941.359.7563 | 2700 n. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota WARM MINERAL SPRINGS warmmineralsprings.com | 941.426.1692 | 12200 San Servando Ave, North Port

|Important Phone Numbers... Emergency (General) .......................................................................................................... 911 Fishing & Hunting Licenses .............................................................................. 941.362.9888 Marriage License Bureau ................................................................................... 941.362.4066 Public Library - Gulf Gate Branch .................................................................... 941.316.1213 Sarasota/Bradenton Intl. Airport ..................................................................... 941.359.2770 Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) ............................................................. 941.316.1234 Sarasota County Information Call Center ................................ 941.861.5000 / scgov.net 6DUDVRWD&RXQW\6KHULII2IĂ&#x20AC;FH6LHVWD.H\2IĂ&#x20AC;FH ......................................... 941.349.2900 Sarasota Doctors Hospital.................................................................................. 941.342.1100 Sarasota Memorial Hospital/Health Care System......................................... 941.917.7760 Doctors Express (Urgent Care) ......................................................................... 941.364.4379 Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce .....................941.349.3800 / siestakeychamber.com


|Rated #1 Beach In America by Dr. Beach... Siesta Public Beach, located inside Crescent Beach, is renowned for its truly breathtaking sunsets, easygoing waves, and gorgeous crystal white sand. The sand is 99% pure quartz, soft and cool to the touch. Among the many awards it has earned are the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whitest, Finest Beach Sand in the Worldâ&#x20AC;? (The Great International White Sand challenge, 1987), â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Best Sand Beach in Americaâ&#x20AC;? (The Travel Channel, 2004) and for 2011, it was rated #1 beach in the 21st annual Top 10 Beach List, produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of Florida International Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Laboratory for Coastal Research. Walking along, or swimming and playing in the Gulf of Mexico or merely basking in the tropical sun is enough fun for many folks, but others are drawn by Siesta Beachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many amenities, which include tennis and vollyball courts, shaded playground and picnic/barbecue areas and convienent concession stands. Shallow water near shorline and year-round lifeguard protection make it a great family beach. Beach wheelchairs can be borrowed to help special needs visitors cross the sand. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always something for everyone to do at Siesta Beach. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s island location is within easy walking distance to many of the village shops and restaurants located in the Siesta Village.

Crescent Beach actually begins between beach access #2 & #3 and extends to beach access #13 with the southern part relatively secluded and quiet, as it has only one public access road. Located just south of Siesta Beach, the scene here tends to be more peaceful and private. At the southern tip of this beach is Point of Rocks - a lovely snorkeling and diving area that is rich with coral rock formations as well as colorful and abundant marine life. Crescent Beach visitors staying in nearby resorts, rentals and beach clubs rave (but only to their closest friends) about Siesta Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best â&#x20AC;&#x153;non-private privateâ&#x20AC;? beach. Turtle Beach is at the southern tip of Siesta Key, and affords a sportier, â&#x20AC;&#x153;family playâ&#x20AC;? beach experience. The beach has picnic areas, a playground, a vollyball court and horseshoe pit. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a boat launch, and Ă&#x20AC;VKLQJLVSHUPLWWHGLQWKHDGMDFHQW%OLQG3DVV/DJRRQ There are restaurants nearby, with shopping and a few local night spots just a short drive away. Turtle Beach is a narrow beach, with a somewhat steeper incline. The sand on the beach tends to carry more shells, making it perfect for beach combers and VKHOO FROOHFWRUV 0DQ\ Ă&#x20AC;QG SHWULĂ&#x20AC;HG VKDUNV¡ WHHWK WR take home and treasure, especially after a storm.

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|Pet Friendly Beaches... Although dogs are not allowed on any of the beaches on Siesta Key, there are a few places you can take your furry pal within a short distance from the island. %URKDUG 3DZ %HDFK  +DUERU 'ULYH 9HQLFH FL 34285. Hours: 24 hours per day, 365 days per year (parking closed from 12 AM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 AM); dogs allowed on the designated portion of beach from 7 AM to dusk only Paw Park is one of the few places along the beach where dogs are allowed. The park features an enclosed run for big dogs and one for small dogs, as well as an open beach area where dogs can swim. This park, across from Veniceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s airport, is where you and your â&#x20AC;&#x153;best friendâ&#x20AC;? can play in the gulf and socialize with other dogs, offering doggie drinking fountains; VKRZHUVRQGHFNVIRU´GRJVRQO\ÂľĂ&#x20AC;UHK\GUDQWVDQGOHDVK posts, dog lovers have declared this parkâ&#x20AC;Ś and beachâ&#x20AC;Ś to be the best doggie park in the state! Shaded by towering oaks, small dogs will enjoy their fenced in arena while the big boys can frolic in the larger pen. Double gates access both parks and the beach. A paved walkway leads directly to the beach where your best friend will delight in this 300â&#x20AC;&#x2122; section of sand and water.

Note: Summer months may force you to carry your furry friend as the sand can be hot under paw. Doggie waste bags and receptacles are provided and strategically placed around the park. Human comforts include drinking fountains, picnic tables and restrooms. Parking is very limited although off road parking is across the street. %LUG.H\3DUN is located on Bird Key, Florida, at the foot of the Ringling Causeway Bridge, which leads to Sarasota. This small stretch of beach along Sarasota Bay is a well-known spot for dog lovers. You and your dog can swim together while enjoying stunning views of the blue-green water. The park is open from 6 a.m. until 12 a.m. year-round, and admission is free. (Source: eHow) .HQ7KRPSVRQ3DUN, a small beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is a hidden treasure near the Mote Marine Aquarium on Sarasota Bay. Here you will also find the New Pass Fishing Pier, which winds through the mangroves. You and your pet can stroll along the pier or relax in the sun while watching the kayakers launch their boats. The beach is open from 5 a.m. until 11 a.m. and admission is free. (Source: eHow)


16B | Island Visitor October - November 2012 Siesta Sand‡OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2012‡941.539.0205‡www.siestasand.net

Siesta Sand - October 2012  

A visitor's guide to Siesta Key Florida.

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