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Sarasota News Leader January 4, 2013 Page 78 Siesta Seen His answers, in alphabetical order, included for Sarasota County in the form of a New York Siesta ��� no surprise, since he named it the Times travel article. No. 1 beach just before Memorial Day in 2011. SPEAKING OF TOURISTS Regarding Siesta, the USA Today staff not only noted the honor but added, ��� ��� this Gulf Although Tom Maroney, general manager of Coast barrier island southwest of Sarasota has business operations in the county���s Public ���the finest white sand in the world.������ Works Department, had told me this inforAmong his other Top 10 destinations are Key mation in time for publication just before the West, Sanibel Island and South Beach in Mi- holidays, I wanted to note this week that Maroney���s boss recently had affirmed it. ami. I am sure Haley and her staff are thrilled, com- The date I am referencing regards the meeting as this does on the heels of big publicity ing when the County Commission is expected Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman of Miami, aka Dr. Beach, put Siesta Key on his list of Top 10 Florida beaches for a recent USA Today article. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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