Dates set for Crystal Classic sand sculpting bonanza


SIESTA KEY – One of the Suncoast’s most popular beachfront events has announced the dates for this year.

The 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival will take place from Friday Nov. 9 through Monday the 12th.

The event showcases works of expert sand sculptors worldwide. There is a “Quick Sand” competition, sand sculpting lessons, an amateur sculpting competition, along with music, food and drinks.

It draws a crowd, so to make it easier, Sarasota County Area Transit  offers daily bus service to the event or attendees can take the Siesta Key Breeze free trolley from Turtle Beach or from Siesta Village.

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Don got his start in the television while working in production for the WWE in Connecticut, while also working overnights at WSTC 1400 News Radio. He moved to Florida to pursue a Master’s Degree while working in sales for the Miami Heat. Don got back in to radio after earning his degree by going to work for Sportsradio 560WQAM in Miami. He worked his way up to become a beat reporter for the Florida Marlins, then the Miami Heat, while also covering the Miami Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, and Miami Dolphins. As he worked in radio, he became a reporter for a High School Sports television show on CBS4 in Miami. Don then went into TV full-time as a sports anchor/reporter at ABC 7 in Fort Myers for 4 years, and then at ABC 7 in Sarasota for 10 years. Don began at SNN in July of 2017. When he is not working he enjoys time with his two sons, Trey(13) and Logan(11), and two dogs, Mia and Venus.


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