Siesta Key Condo Buildings with Kayak and Paddle Board Storage and Launches

Siesta Key is perfect for Beaches, Bars, Boats, Restaurants, Shops, along with Kayak and Paddle Boarding.  The waters of the Intracoastal Waterway ICW and the Sarasota Bay make it the perfect location to Kayak and Paddle Board in protected waters while enjoying the scenic views of majestic homes, boats and wildlife.  The ICW is great for leisurely paddling amongst the mangroves, watching dolphins and manatee and fishing.  Sarasota is know for great fishing for snook, redfish, trout, bluefish, Spanish mackerel and pompano just to name a few. 

You can always rent Kayaks and Paddle Boards at the southern area of Siesta Key across from Turtle Beach.  This area has two boat…

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Who Invented the Brownie?

Bertha Palmer's Brownie Recipe

Presented by The Historical Society of Sarasota County

Legend has it that this rich yet dainty sweet was invented at the behest of Mrs. Potter Palmer who desired a "Ladies Desert" neater to eat than pie to be used in box lunches at the Women's Building at the 1893 Columbian Exposition.  Bertha headed the Board of Lady Managers for the World's Fair, and the Palmer House was presented to her by her husband, Potter Palmer, as a wedding gift after their marriage in 1870, so the chiefs were delighted to oblige.  These are still served today at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

1 Pound Semi-Sweet Chocolate                                      Glaze:
1 Pound Butter                         …

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Siesta Key Beach Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Contest

This years 4th annual Siesta Key Beach - Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Contest is taking place on Siesta Key Beach from November 15-18, 2013.  This has become an annual event that attracts 20 Master Sand Sculptors and over 35,000 attendees to Siesta Key Beach from around the world.

Starting Friday November 15, from 9-5 and continuing through Monday.  There will be a Vendors Village, Sand Sculpting Demonstrations, Live Music, Amateur Contests, Volleyball Competition, Shuttles for Parking and above all else 20 Master Sand Sculptors creating sand art some as high as ten feet tall.  Judging will take place on Sunday from 12:30-1:30 with an awards ceremony on Sunday from 3:00-4:00. 

Admission is $5 per person per day at the event or you can…

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Siesta Key Beach ranked #1 in the Nation by Dr. Beach

Siesta Key Beach has been given the Number One spot by Dr. Stephen Leatherman a.k.a. "Dr. Beach"  The residents of Sarasota knew this all the time.  Now the whole world also knows!  The following article appear in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, written by Tom Becnel.


Published: Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 5:22 p.m.

SARASOTA - The powdery white shoreline of Siesta Key just got the ultimate seal of approval from “Dr. Beach.”


1. Siesta Beach in Sarasota;
2. San Diego's Coronado Beach;
3. No. 3 was Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.
4, Main Beach, East Hampton, N.Y.;
5, Cape Hatteras in North Carolina;
6, St. George Island State Park,…

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The Legacy Bike Trail, Sarasota, Florida

Why move to Sarasota?  Outdoor Amenities.   One of the many reasons that our family decided on Sarasota, Florida was the great outdoor lifestyle.  I remember before we moved in 1999, I spoke with a friend who had moved to Florida from New England a few years before we did. Andrea told me, “You will love living in Florida, there is always something to do outside during your time off from work.  Moving from the Boston area you really appreciate the year round sunshine and warm weather.” 

Thanks to Sarasota County some of that “off from work” time can be spent biking, walking or rollerblading on       “The Legacy Bike Trail”.

This is a 16 mile long section of railroad track that was purchased from the CSX…

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