Crystal Crowns

Meet the Winners of the 2022 Siesta Key Crystal Classic

The annual sand sculpture competition turns the beach into an outdoor art gallery.

11/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sandy gallery

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic Is Back

Professional and amateur artists at the 2022 international sand sculpting competition are primed to make jaws drops with these sandy creations.

11/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Fare Thee Well

Siesta Key Is Leaving Sarasota Behind, But It Never Got Our City Right Anyway

The show’s new season, subtitled "Miami Moves," debuts tonight.

10/27/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Hurricane Ian

Shelters Close; Ringling and North Siesta Bridge Open With Limited Access

Sarasota County has moved to a red, yellow and green-level system to inform the public about risks associated with venturing out.

09/29/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Sarasota and Manatee Counties Will Shut Off Water to Barrier Islands Ahead of Hurricane Ian

In both counties, water will be shut off between 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 27.

09/26/2022 By Megan McDonald

Conspira-Sota

Eight Sarasota-Centric Conspiracy Theories That Range From the Very Absurd to the Very Real

From the Skunk Ape to We Build the Wall, Sarasota has played a role in conspiracies both real and imagined.

09/13/2022 By Isaac Eger

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Siesta Key

Siesta Key is home to one of the world's most famous beaches—plus plenty of great restaurants and places to party.

08/31/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Raw Walls

Check Out The First Completely Cast-in-Place Concrete Home in Sarasota

This house's concrete walls were all poured and cast on-site. Here's how local architect Damien Blumetti turned it into a home.

07/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Old and Improved

Inside Three Lovingly Restored Historic Homes

Some homeowners are choosing to preserve older Florida homes that tell a story—even when it would financially behoove them to tear them down.

07/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Eco Chic

This Eco-Friendly Siesta Key Home Doesn't Skimp on Style

Sarit Marcus, interior designer and founder of Minted Space, an eco-friendly online store, shares tips for how to create a sustainable space.

05/27/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Sea Bee Dee

Siesta Key Sea Bee Dee Sells Handmade CBD Products

Katie Starling is the owner of Siesta Key Sea Bee Dee, where she makes CBD and legal cannabis products and sells them at Sarasota markets.

05/19/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Modern Warmth

Earthy Touches Meet Cool Style in Guy Peterson’s Latest Siesta Key Home

Homeowners Julie and Chuck Floyd bought the property as an empty lot in 2013 for $1.9 million and waited until 2019 to build. Here's a peek inside.

05/05/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Politics

State Lawmakers Vote Down Bill to Incorporate Siesta Key

A proposal to create a town on Siesta Key needed a majority vote to move on to the state Legislature.

01/05/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Siesta Key

Reality TV Star Sam Logan Sold His Siesta Key Home and Is Headed to Miami

It’s the first time Bitcoin and NFTs were used in a Sarasota County residential real estate transaction.

01/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

sold

Sale of This Triple Parcel on Siesta Key Sets a New Record

The Gulf-front estate fetched $14 million, making it the highest-priced residential sale on Siesta Key.

12/15/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Poinciana at Fishery Point

This beautiful poinciana tree, framed by a palm and other foliage, was spotted in full bloom while exiting Bayou Louise.

12/14/2021 By Staff

resident roar

Siesta Key Resident Takes Legal Action Against Sarasota County

Lourdes Ramirez is challenging the county's decision to vote in favor of a hotel project that lifts the cap on density limitations outlined in the comprehensive plan.

12/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Free & Freeish

Five Essential—and Cheap!—Sarasota Experiences Everyone Must Have

Selfies, art strolls, shopping and more.

12/01/2021

Drumroll, Please...

Here Are the Winners of the 2021 Siesta Key Crystal Classic

Thomas Koet, Karen Fralich and Dan Belcher took home the big prizes this year.

11/17/2021 By Staff

Siesta Key

Siesta Key Star's Home Hits the Market

Sam Logan—former boyfriend of star Juliette Porter—is listing his Siesta Key home for just under $6.8 million...or 112 Bitcoin.

11/11/2021 By Kim Doleatto