Sarasota News Leader

06/27/2014

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Siesta Seen SIESTA SEEN A proposal for stand-up paddleboard rent- als at Siesta Public Beach continues to be a source of concern for members of the Siesta Key Association (SKA). Commissioner Nora Patterson, a guest at the June 5 meeting of the organization, told board members she recently had had a visit from Rob Alfieri, who owns SUP Sarasota, and Warren LaBonte, the operator of the county concessionary facility near the pavilion at the public beach. "I said to [Alfieri] … the biggest concern is supervision, that I don't actually believe that people are going to rent paddleboards and STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING PROPOSAL FOR THE PUBLIC BEACH CONTINUES TO BE CONTROVERSIAL; DEPUTIES DEAL WITH A TRANSIENT HOARDER By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Even in the traditional off-season, Siesta Beach has remained busy, especially on the weekends, sheriff's deputies report. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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