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by Roger Drouin | City Editor

NEW CHIEF IN TOWN In Ocean City, Md., Bernadette DiPino became the first woman on the SWAT team and trained hundreds of other officers in community policing.

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+ Overnight Success Local teen and Miss Heart of the USA pageant competitor Emily Ervin recently saw success with an overnight food drive she organized. To benefit All Faiths Food Bank, Emily passed out paper bags in the Wellington Chase neighborhood and asked for non-perishable donations. The next day, the 13-yearold collected 65 bags filled with 375 items, weighing a total of 366 pounds. The Miss Heart of America pageant encourages community service, and Emily will compete for the national title next month in Orlando.

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+ KobernickAnchin resident gets hands-on One of 90-year-old Kobernick-Anchin Pavilion resident Sidney Fagin’s handmade sculptures was celebrated recently at the retirement complex. The self-taught sculptor began making his clay creations 10 years ago, and his most recent sculpture, “Dancing with the Torah,” was dedicated at a special ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 9. The celebration also honored the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah.

Bernadette DiPino, Sarasota’s first woman to lead the police department, will manage a police force of 174 sworn officers.

Ten years ago, when David Massey was getting ready to retire as police chief in Ocean City, Md., he chose a short list of police officers within the department he wanted to apply for the job. One of those candidates was Bernadette DiPino, then a lieutenant with the Ocean City Police Department. “I picked her out and encouraged her to apply,” Massey said. It couldn’t have come as much of a surprise for DiPino, because, years earlier, Massey tapped a young DiPino, along with a few other officers, as potential leaders in the department. “She wasn’t picked because she was a female, she was picked because she was an achiever,” Massey said of DiPino, who Tuesday was named as the first woman to lead Sarasota’s Police Department as its police chief. DiPino rose in the ranks during her 25 years with the Ocean City Police Department, from a narcotics officer all the way up to chief of police, in 2003. DiPino became the first female SWAT team officer, lieutenant and, eventually, first female police chief in Ocean City. “I saw her come up as an officer, first in narcotics,” Massey said. “I

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rosemary district by Roger Drouin | City Editor

City sees catalyst project for parcel Nearby property and business owners said the outcome of the vacant land’s development will have a huge impact on the Rosemary District’s future growth.

Photographer Barbara Banks can see a city-owned parcel of vacant land from the window of her photography studio on Fifth Street. Last week, an unlocked gate

swung in the wind, and tall grass grew along a fence surrounding the parcel. Banks would like to see something built on the vacant lot to bring more foot traffic and pro-

mote small businesses in the Rosemary District, a small commercial area six blocks north of Main Street that was quickly becoming a hot spot for restaurants, art studios and boutiques

— until the recession hit. Although Banks would like to see “anything that will bring people into the neighborhood,”

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CHIEF / FROM PAGE 1A nominated her for the FBI Academy.� Massey saw firsthand during time that DiPino — who graduated from the academy in 2001 with a 4.0 GPA — was up to any challenge. DiPino will need to be up for challenges in her new role — she will inherit a department struggling with issues such as a violent crimes in North Sarasota and homelessness downtown and should brace for likely forthcoming budget cuts and pension reform. DiPino will also have to fill several higher-ranking police positions in the department. The department’s relationship with some in the community is frayed after a three-year-long, high-profile investigation into a police officer’s alleged excessive force on a Guatemalan immigrant that resulted in the forced resignation of former Police Chief Peter Abbott.

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City Manager Tom Barwin announced Bernadette DiPino as the city’s new police chief at a press conference Tuesday. “I know she is a disciplinarian,� Harmel said. “She expects people to do the right thing.� Although Sarasota currently has 23 sworn women officers on a force of 174 total officers, DiPino is the first woman to lead Sarasota’s police department. Just up the road, Tampa’s police department is overseen by Jane Castor, whom Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio appointed chief in 2009. DiPino was one of two woman candidates on the short list of five for Sarasota’s top cop. When City Manager Tom Barwin narrowed the candidates, he said DiPino stood out, in large part because of her tenure as police chief in Ocean City. He said she seemed “to be very proactive and embrace community outreach.� In addition to managing the Community Policing Unit in Ocean City, DiPino is a certified community-policing instructor and has trained more than 1,000

‘She never fails’

DiPino will face pressure starting the first day on the job — Jan. 1. “She never fails,� Massey said. “I gave her some of the toughest assignments to see how she would handle them, and there wasn’t one that she didn’t do well.� Larry Harmel, executive director of the Maryland Chiefs of Police, said DiPino has the temperament to earn the trust of the community, while protecting officers when they are out doing their job. And she won’t take the easy way out when it comes to hard decisions.

A role model

DiPino, a fourth-generation police officer, became a role model and a mentor for younger female officers in Ocean City, Massey said. “Let’s face it; it is a male-dominated field,� Massey said. “She had to overcome some things. She had to trail blaze.� The former Ocean City chief said DiPino is also experienced in working closely with the business community and neighborhood associations. DiPino plans to live in the city limits, and she looks forward to getting to know residents and business owners throughout Sarasota. She said one of her top priorities is to earn the trust of the community. A major asset for DiPino, as she starts the post in Sarasota, is her experience adjusting a police force’s responsibilities and priorities with the fluctuating tide of a resort town. Ocean City is a small town, but in the summertime, it becomes the second-largest city in the state of Maryland, noted Harmel. “She knows the climate of how populations can increase and decrease and how manpower needs to adjust,� Harmel said. DiPino also brings a high-tech edge to Sarasota’s police department. She tweets police updates and safety tips. And she helped run the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association website. Massey predicts that DiPino will be able to inspire younger officers in Sarasota, as well. “One day, if she is still there (in Sarasota), when she is ready to retire, she will have some young officer ready to replace her,� Massey said.



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police officers. “A core fundamental belief in community policing� is the new chief’s most important asset, Barwin said at a press conference Tuesday. Barwin’s decision to hire DiPino was one of the first big decisions he has made as Sarasota’s new city manager. DiPino said she believes in community policing and has asked community-policing expert David Kennedy, whom she met recently, to come to Sarasota to help the city implement changes. “We are going to do it here in Sarasota,� she said about bringing the High Point Initiative, a crime-fighting plan modeled after a program enacted in High Point, N.C. Barwin has said he is interested in working with the new chief on innovative programs, such as the High Point Initiative. A similar

initiative could be used to fight crime in Sarasota, one example being in North Sarasota. One aspect of the High Point plan allows for a select group of offenders to receive a “second chance� with assistance from their family and the community. The provided assistance takes many forms, included but not limited to: job training, employment, parenting, day care, substance-abuse treatment, housing, transportation and family assistance. The program involves few arrests and few traditional practices, because the neighborhoods take responsibility for safety in their communities. “Everybody has a role in solving crime,� DiPino said. As DiPino works on a new policing strategy in Sarasota, she will draw on her experience as a long-term planner in Ocean City and with the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, for which she served on the planning committee. “She is a planner,� Harmel said. “She is not a reactionary person. She looks ahead.� DiPino won’t wait until she implements a new policing strategy before she gets out into the community, though. Whether it’s traffic work or patrol work, DiPino said she will be out on the beat. “I will be wearing my vest,� she said. “You will see me out there.� Tuesday morning, Barwin introduced DiPino to more than 100 police officers before making his decision public at a press conference at City Hall. “It was very heartwarming, and I won’t forget it,� DiPino said about meeting the officers.

  

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by Roger Drouin and Alex Mahadevan | Staff Writers

All eyes are on red tide

Now that red tide is back on the satellite radar, fishing guides cope, and scientists study ways to limit the bloom’s effect. Capt. Rick Grassett recalls the anguish when he saw a floating school of dead adult redfish during a red-tide bloom in Sarasota Bay five years ago. That was when a persistent red-tide bloom and 2,000-mile dead zone lingered off Southwest Florida. Now, red tide is back on the satellite radar, and it has gotten the attention of beachgoers, changed the way some charter guides fish and has marine biologists studying Karenia brevis, the bacteria that causes red tide. “It affects everything from fish down to oyster bays,” said Grassett. Although Grassett sticks to mobile, lighttackle fishing, other charter captains are shifting their focus and moving farther from the red-tide bloom offshore, hoping the bloom doesn’t get worse. Dr. Bruce Neill, president of the Sanibel chapter of START and a marine biologist, described the bloom, which formed off Lee County, as a cloud in the Gulf of Mexico that stretches northward into Sarasota County. The bloom is worse in some patches. “We have measured in some places up to 7 million cells per liter (of K. brevis),” Neill said of the bloom off Lee County. A million cells per liter is considered high. This week, levels of K. brevis decreased throughout Sarasota County because the bloom was pushed offshore by several days of persistent northeasterly and northerly winds, said Tom Higginbotham, environmental health administrator with the Sarasota County Health Department. The bloom remains offshore, and changing weather conditions could shift its direction, Higginbotham cautioned. What concerns Neill, and other biologists, is the increased likelihood in the future of extended red-tide blooms worsened by nitrogen-rich runoff. “We have had small blooms for hundreds of years,” Neill said. “What we don’t want is long, extended red-tide blooms. Those blooms that live for long periods of time are really what we believe are the result of having all these nutrients in our rivers. Those blooms are hardest on our local fish and manatee and dolphin populations.”

Cause and effect

Because agricultural fertilizer has likely contributed to the current bloom, Neill said, the region’s reliance of fertilizers to keep lawns and golf courses green is also a fuel for the growth of the bloom that local

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In addition to the ordinance, Sarasota County partners with nearby counties and environmental organizations in “Be Floridian,” an educational campaign to get residents to “protect our fun” and skip fertilizer in the summer. Howard Wells, an avid boater and former executive director of The Snook Foundation, said sometimes local residents are their own enemies when it comes to protecting the environment. Wells, also a golfer, said that he realizes that even the golf courses he loves to play on may contribute to the red-tide blooms. One small thing, however, Wells thinks can help is if residents use xeriscaping or low-irrigation landscaping. “I have 146 feet of waterfront (property) and it’s xeriscaped,” Wells said. “It was built in 2003, and I haven’t used a bit of fertilizer (since).”

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Capt. Rick Grassett adjusts the lure on his fishing pole on the dock at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key. health officials say could worsen. The basin area between Lake Okeechobee and the Gulf of Mexico is a giant drainage area for rainwater that eventually flows into the Gulf. Rainwater carries nitrogen and phosphorous used in fertilizers, which then acts as food for single-cell plankton that speeds the spread of K. brevis. Water polluted with the elevated levels of nitrogen and phosphorous does not directly cause red tide, but through a chain of events it allows the red tide-causing bacteria to flourish. Neill said that there is a link between polluted runoff and the intensity of blooms lingering offshore. Just weeks after water was released from a swollen Lake Okeechobee, the recent redtide bloom formed off Southwest Florida’s coast. The runoff from Lake Okeechobee and heavy rains emptied into the Gulf at the Caloosahatchee River in Lee County. “Where all that water came out is where the red tide started,” said Capt. Wayne Genthner, a longtime charter captain who guides trips throughout the Sarasota area. Anytime there are extra nutrients that wash off the land and go into the Gulf of Mexico and the bay, “that is throwing gas on the fire,” Genthner said. In addition to agricultural runoff, another culprit comes from closer to home — in the form of fertilizers used on lawns.

“A lot of nutrient rich water coming into the Gulf is coming from Lee, Sarasota and Charlotte countries, downstream of Lake Okeechobee. We don’t have to blame Lake Okeechobee,” said Neill, a biologist a the Sanibel Sea School. Although local municipalities have enacted fertilizer ordinances and a ban on fertilizer use throughout the rainy summer months in Sarasota County, enforcing those laws can be difficult. “It’s really hard to enforce because you have to catch them in the act,” said Laura Ammeson, environmental specialist with the county. There have been some written and verbal warnings, but only two citations have been issued — each for $100 — during the ban in Sarasota County. The County Commission began discussions about adding restrictions to fertilizer use into the county code in 2007, during the last major red-tide bloom. The following year, commissioners adopted what was considered one of the strictest fertilizer regulations in the state at the time. A combination of 20 code-enforcement officers and natural-resources staff patrol assigned zones and issue fines for using fertilizer from June 1 to Oct. 1, when more rain can lead to more runoff. “Maybe these regulations work,” said Genthner.

Genthner said he fielded a few calls last week from prospective clients. “I’m starting to get a few people calling, people from London or Amsterdam who are booking a trip for a week,” Genthner said. “They ask how everything is going. They’re not asking directly about red tide. Just seeking information.” The good news — in addition to lower K. brevis levels this week — is that so far mostly only small pinfish and baitfish have died. One 14-inch snook was discovered dead in southern Sarasota County last week. Larger fish species such as snook, trout and grouper, can usually detect red tide and move away from it, Genthner said. When fish sense the toxin, the ones that escape tend to bunch near the outer edge of the bloom. “The fishing can actually be better right next to patches of red tide,” Grassett said. Larger blooms, however, make it more difficult for those species to escape to toxin-free waters. The toxins in a red-tide bloom move up the food chain. Many species of sealife, including sea turtles, are severely impacted by brevetoxin exposure, as shown in an April 2012 report in the journal “Harmful Algae.” Genthner said he will shift his focus to light-tackle fishing in the bay, farther from the red-tide bloom offshore. Grassett continues to monitor red-tide results released by Mote Marine Laboratory.

by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

Developer revives Gulf Gate community Taylor Morrison plans to develop 77 acres near the Stickney Point Bridge. Cows that graze on a pasture tucked behind a Sarasota cemetery may soon have to find a new home to make way for a community planned for Gulf Gate. The details haven’t been fully released, but Taylor Morrison Inc. recently announced plans for a new 77-acre development near the intersection of U.S. 41 and Clark Road, with model homes expected early next year for the proposed Esplanade by Siesta Key. The long-term vision for the property encompasses 247 home sites, surrounded by more than seven ponds, wetland preserves and pedestrian trails. “There’s not a lot of new homes out there unless you buy a custom home,” said West Florida Division President Steve Kempton. And land available for infill development, particularly in that location, is scarce, he said. Taylor Woodrow Homes bought the property between Constitution Boulevard and Stickney Point Road in 2005 to build

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Taylor Morrison will look to the Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch for the design of a new community in Gulf Gate.

more than 300 multi-family units. The firm, which has since merged with another firm to form Taylor Morrison, planned to finance part of that through a community development district. Sarasota County commissioners approved the CDD in 2007 — just before the real-estate market crashed. A decreased

demand for new homes forced the project into an early grave before construction could begin. “We went back and moth-balled it,” Kempton said. According to Kempton, there was a fairly low cost to carry the land, so the company kept the vacant land instead of proceeding with the development. The firm tweaked the original concept to include single-family homes to fit the current active market, which includes empty nesters and retirees. Kempton said the community’s proximity to golf courses, tennis courts and downtown makes it attractive to those consumers. And the firm plans to capitalize on Siesta Key’s “No. 1 Beach” ranking, because it is less than five miles away from the main public beach access. Taylor Morrison submitted a permit for the subdivision in July, but Planning and Development staff asked for various corrections so the Esplanade complies

with zoning regulations, according to the county permitting website. The developer has about a year to resubmit the plans and is in talks with the Florida Department of Transportation about an entrance on Clark Road, said County Land Development Coordinator Mary Stephens. The firm applied for a two-foot reduction on the regulation requiring 22 feet of width of asphalt on roadways and stated that older and seasonal residents would take fewer trips than forecasted. Taylor Morrison Marketing Manager Katy Walker said the new development draws influence from the Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch, which features the rebarreled roofs of the California-Tuscan style. The firm will soon start on the final two phases at the Verona Reserve, a community in Venice. And in August, Taylor Morrison purchased about 400 acres east of the Lakewood Ranch community for expansion. “It has certainly been busy,” Walker said.

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+ City approves Granada Park subdivision City commissioners Monday approved the conditional-use application and final plat for the Granada Park subdivision, a 25-home subdivision planned for 3720 Almeria Ave., one block west of Osprey Avenue. At this location, a 41-unit condominium was approved in 2004 and partially built before the economic downturn. In September, the planning board approved the subdivision project by a 4-0 vote.

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+ State Street building sells for $1.15 million Dr. Gary Kompothecras, namesake founder of the 1-800-ASKGARY medical/lawyer referral service and president of the accident clinics chain 1st Health Inc., purchased the 14,940-square-foot Enterprise Building on State Street for $1.15 million. The purchase price equated to $77 per square foot, or $98 per leasable square foot. However, Kompothecras agreed to pay the building’s past-due taxes, all commissions and all closing costs, which added roughly another $160,000. Less than 3,000 square feet of the three-story building’s 11,700 square feet of leasable space was occupied at the time of the sale. Kompothecras plans to locate an insurance business he owns on the 4,500-square-foot top floor of the building. He also plans to house his I.T. department in roughly 800 square feet on the first floor. The remaining 2,000 square feet will be leased out. 

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The transaction was done as a short sale. Lee DeLieto Sr. and Lee DeLieto Jr., of DeLieto & Associates of Michael Saunders & Co., represented the seller, and Michael Bush, of Re/Max Alliance Group, represented the buyer.

+ Domestic-partnership registry approved City commissioners approved a domestic-partnership registry on second reading. The city manager’s office will work with the clerk’s office to prepare for residents who might want to enroll in the domestic-partnership registry. The city’s domestic-partner registry allows unmarried couples who live together certain rights, including the ability to make health-care decisions for the partner, funeral decisions, hospital visitations and jail visits. It would not take the gender of couples into consideration.

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Boaters voice concerns about roundabout plan If a roundabout is constructed, boaters towing their boats will have to cross traffic to enter the boat ramp. Some Sarasota boaters envision traffic jams and fender benders if the city moves forward with its current plans to install a roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 41 and 10th Street. They object to one part of the project that would close the main entrance to the boat ramp and force boaters to use an alternate entrance. They also worry that a roundabout will add to confusion as boaters enter and leave the ramp at Centennial Park, especially on weekends, when hundreds of boaters use the ramp. “It doesn’t seem like anyone said, ‘What about the boat ramp and all that activity?’” said Harry Owen, owner of H20 Marine. The main concern is the closure of the entrance. The plan is to install a multi-lane roundabout at 10th Street and U.S. 41, as early as 2014. The main entrance to the boat ramp from 10th Street is slated to be closed off, thus forcing boaters to use an entrance from the southbound lanes of U.S. 41 to access the boat ramp. If a roundabout is constructed — as currently planned — boaters coming from the south would have to merge left across traffic and turn from U.S. 41 across southbound traffic to get to the ramp area; or they would have to make a U-turn farther up the thoroughfare. Boaters leaving from the ramp to head north will have to make a hard right turn onto U.S. 41 and then head north through the roundabout. “I am trying to picture 30- or 40-foot trailers LBK -going 2010around - I the roundabout and making their way across two lanes of traffic,” said. not engineers, but LBKOwen - 2010 - “We’re I we are professionals in the business and avid boaters and we know boaters. This is a recipe for a mess.”

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Harry Owen foresees traffic problems if city and state officials build a roundabout, as proposed. Closing the main entrance from 10th Street, pictured behind Owen, to the boat ramp will make it difficult for boaters towing larger trailers, he said. The Centennial Park Boat Ramp is one of the most popular boating access points in the city. The afternoon of Friday, Oct. 12, about a dozen boaters towed their boats in through the entrance on 10th Street. Owen said the entrance off 10th Street is the most navigable for trucks pulling trailers. If city and state officials could determine a way to keep from closing the 10th Street entrance to the ramp, it would be a compromise boaters could live with, Owen said. “I (still) don’t think boaters will be hap-

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The property at 1440 Blvd. of the Arts has sat vacant for several years.

can create some tremendous redevelopment up there,” Rutkowski told commissioners. Rutkowski said he would like to see a community discussion to determine exactly what kind of public-private partnership could be done on that land. After the commission meeting, Rutkowski said he thinks residential units should be a key component of any project at that location. Rutkowski sees potential for growth in the area — and the land at 1440 Blvd. of the Arts is a key piece of the puzzle for the entire area that advocates are now calling NOF, North of Fruitville.

“The opportunity is staring us in the face,” Rutkowski told commissioners. Mayor Suzanne Atwell said she agrees with the city manager that the Boulevard of the Arts parcel could be a catalyst project for the area. “This neck of the woods is ripe for a catalyst,” said Atwell. “It is time.”

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there are limits to what she envisions. “Not a Walmart or a gas station,” said the photographer. Monday, Oct. 15, commissioners voted to seek a public-private partnership on that land located at 1440 Blvd. of the Arts. Such a development agreement would allow city officials to have more say about what is built on the property than if the city sold the land into private hands. Commissioners will hear from city staff within 30 days about possible ways to enable the developer-city partnership. City Manager Tom Barwin said he sees the property as a “catalyst opportunity” for the area. Barwin toured the Rosemary District Monday, before the City Commission meeting, and said he envisions a mixed-use development proposal for the Boulevard of the Arts property. The property was recently appraised at a value of $565,000. The Rosemary Community Garden was located on the property, between Central and Lemon avenues, until the garden was moved in 2007 to make way for an affordable-housing project. That project was halted by the recession, and the property has sat vacant for several years. The rectangular property is just slightly under three-quarters of an acre. Homebuilder Devin Rutkowski, who owns property in nearby Gillespie Park, said he was glad to see that commissioners will hold onto the land and work with developers to build a project that meets the needs of the community. The property is “the spark that

tor is that it is “economically viable.” Alain Huin, a furniture designer and property owner in Rosemary, said he thinks some residential units, potentially with art galleries on the first floor, would be a welcome addition to the neighborhood. The additional residential units would help businesses along the district’s small commercial corridor. Rosemary could be poised for a turnaround, with the possibility of the project on the cityowned parcel on Boulevard of the Arts and indications that new businesses are considering the district. One such new business is a café that will fill the vacant space previously occupied by the Sarasota Olive Oil Company. The owners of C’est la Vie on Main Street will be opening a café in January at the Rosemary location. “I always liked that area,” said Christophe Coutelle, who owns C’est la Vie with his wife, Gerladine. “That (area) is starting to develop, and we want to bring some life inside.” The café will be called Lolita Tartine. Coutelle plans to offer fresh bread, sandwiches and prepared gourmet meals. He wants Lolita Tartine to be a place where working professionals and artists from the area can go to grab a quick breakfast or lunch or gather for longer. Events such as pastry classes will also be offered. The combination of the new café and a possible project at Boulevard of the Arts could mean a brighter future for the district. “It would be nice if it’s a livework neighborhood,” Banks said.

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Apartment development on hold County wants residents North Trail redevelopment advocates say the vacant land is key to future growth on the trail. Unique zoning has created delays. more mangrove-minded The developer of a proposed apartment project on the largest parcel of vacant land the North Trail has put the development on hold. The project would have added 150 market-rate apartments to the North Trail, but developer Frank Chinnici said hurdles have prevented him from moving forward. One of the hurdles is the unique zoning classification for the property. Half of the property is zoned North Trail zoning, and the other half is zoned singlefamily residential property. Chinnici’s plan for an apartment complex would require a zoning change to the 6.2acre parcel on the east side of the North Trail. “It is on hold until we can put together a coalition of interested parties that can help us overcome the issues that are affecting the site,” Chinnici said in an interview Tuesday. Advocates for redevelopment in that area consider a project on the large vacant parcel a necessary step toward revitalization in the area between the airport and downtown Sarasota. In an email sent to City Commissioner Paul Caragiulo and several city planners Friday, Oct. 12, North Trail redevelopment advocate Jay Patel,

who is chairman of the North Trail Redevelopment Partnership, noted that although Chinnici has put the project on hold in its current form, Patel wants to set up a meeting to see if there is a way to push the project forward. Chinnici said he expects to meet with Patel next week. Patel said the property at 4644 N. Tamiami Trail is a key piece of undeveloped land. He said a residential development would create a boost for the area and create the impetus for new businesses. “Not much has happened there in two decades, except the Goodwill,” Patel said of that stretch of the North Trail. Chinnici’s Legacy Development, headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., with an office in Sarasota, had the property at 4644 N. Tamiami Trail under contract. The property is no longer under contact, Chinnci said, although there is an open door to renegotiate with the property owner if he can find “a path forward” for the apartment project. Chinnici said North Trail zoning, if expanded to the entire site, would have allowed the required density but wouldn’t allow the developer to build above three stories. “They would have been tiny 250-square-foot apartments,”

Chinnici said. Another possibility was to change the land to a commercial residential district or CRD zoning. However, that zoning stipulates that the developer builds at least 50% commercial on the first floor, and Chinnici said commercial was not in his plans for the project. Other issues with the proposed development include access from U.S. 41 onto the vacant property and how to align the development to nearby Water Tower Park. “If you are heading south from the site, you have to cross four lanes of traffic moving at a high rate of speed,” Chinnici said. “That is the single biggest thing, how to deal with traffic on the North Trail.” Chinnici said he would like to see an additional roundabout at 47th Street and U.S. 41. Patel sees potential for the vacant land because of its proximity to Water Tower Park. “It is important because that is one of the pieces that links to Water Tower Park,” Patel said. He is hopeful about next week’s meeting. “We are going to sit down and try to talk about how to get it going,” Patel said.

The lagoon in Turtle Beach Park offers a unique view of a thriving mangrove habitat. “It’s really special,” says Sarasota County project scientist Rachel Herman during an interview in the nearby pavilion. But, there’s one problem — the protected plants, and other species have grown so prolifically that it’s possible to drive around the park and onto Blind Pass Road without knowing it exists. County Natural Resources and Parks and Recreation staff are coordinating a plan to educate the public about the coast’s natural resources. County Natural Resources project manager Matt Osterhoudt spent two recent meetings of the Sarasota Tree Advisory Council presenting historical and current statistics of mangrove trimming, which can kill the plant life if done improperly, or in excess, he said. The state has regulations in place, and the county acts as a coastal watchdog, but educating property owners about the benefits mangroves provide, and how to manage their growth, is a never-ending challenge, Herman said. Sarasota County is in the planning stages of an innovative way to teach about trimming and other facts about mangroves, with an outdoor classroom in Turtle Beach Park. County staff or contractors would legally trim a section of the plants around the lagoon for an audience of arborists, and film it for

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Sarasota County project scientist Rachel Herman looks over mangroves in Turtle Beach Park, during a tour around the lagoon.

public view. Parks and Recreation staff clips away invasive species around the lagoon at Turtle Beach Park as part of ongoing plant management. But, right now, the plants are too dense for county staff and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to determine how much, if any, of the mangroves can be clipped. “I couldn’t even name all the fish that rely on mangroves,” Herman said. Many of the fish that anglers pull out of Sarasota Bay cut their fins among mangrove roots, and kayak tours rely on the lush green pathways and their eco-system to attract customers. . “It’s your backyard,” Osterdhoudt said. “But, it’s a backyard we all share.”

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The political buzz today, of course, is all about the presidential debate. Rightfully so. The course of America, if not the world, is at stake. And so is your individual liberty. When you think through the existing conditions in America today and the consequences of this election, at the national level, it may indeed determine the outcome of what has been a long-running — but more intense over these past four years — War on Individual Liberty. It’s simple: When the rulers burden you and your future generations with $16 trillion in national debt (and growing),

this is a tightening noose around the neck of freedom. It cuts off the oxygen to your abilities to pursue your happiness. You (we) become slaves to the burdens sanctioned by government. This War on Individual Liberty is not just at the national level. The roots of it begin here at home, in our neighborhoods, our schools, city and county commissions and at the state Capitol. We set and establish our values here at the local level. And that’s why our votes in local elections are no less important than the ones we cast for president and vice president. Over the past few weeks, we have interviewed and questioned local candidates, especially those we didn’t know, to learn more about their thinking, beliefs and goals for public office. Some we have watched and tracked over the years; we know their predilections. But just as you want to know what you’re buying at the supermarket, you also want to know what you’re choosing in the voting booth. With virtually no exception, the candidates running for office in Manatee and Sarasota counties are good, earnest, civic-minded people. Almost to a person, they are running for office, not for a job, but because they are compelled by an inner drive to want to make a difference, to influence the direction of public policy to fit their vision of what would be better than exists today. Consider a few examples: Some, such as Keith Fitzgerald, who is opposing Congressman Vern Buchanan, is running out of frustration with the way things are. To paraphrase Fitzgerald, everyone has a choice: He either can sit on the sidelines and bellyache about conditions, or he can try to do something about them. Fitzgerald chooses the latter. Talk to Fitzgerald’s opponent, Buchanan. He is no less passionate about the quest to the culture in Congress to the parameters he lived by as entrepreneur — that you can’t spend more than you take in. When we asked John Torraco, Democrat and first-time candidate for state attorney, what made him enter the race, he spoke of an inner burning, a voice that kept telling him what exists could be better. He talked about it with friends, and recognizing his

OBSERVER RECOMMENDATIONS AT A GLANCE The following recommendations are for offices affecting Manatee and Sarasota counties. (Next week: Narratives on the federal and state recommendations.)

FEDERAL / STATE

• U.S. SENATE: Connie Mack • U.S. HOUSE, District 16: Vern Buchanan • STATE ATTORNEY: Ed Brodsky • FLORIDA SENATE, District 26: Bill Galvano • FLORIDA HOUSE, District 71: Jim Boyd • FLORIDA HOUSE, District 72: Ray Pilon • FLORIDA HOUSE, District 73: Greg Steube

SARASOTA COUNTY

• CLERK OF THE COURT: Karen Rushing • COUNTY COMMISSION, District 3: Christine Robinson • COUNTY COMMISSION, District 5: Charles Hines • COUNTY CHARTER REVIEW BOARD, District 2: Donna Barcomb • COUNTY CHARTER REVIEW BOARD, District 5: John Fellin • SARASOTA HOSPITAL BOARD, Central Seat 1: Alex Miller

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS • Amendment 1: Health Care Services. Yes. • Amendment 2: Veterans disabled due to combat injury; homestead property-tax discount. Yes • Amendment 3: State government revenue limitation. Yes • Amendment 4: Property-tax limitations; property value decline; reduction for

inner passion, they encouraged him to run. “What is the best for people? That’s what I’m going to bring,” he said. • When you meet Larry Bustle, running for re-election to the Manatee County Commission District 1 seat, talk about humble. This 77-year-old native of Samoset is a classic American hero. Asked to share a “fun fact” about himself, Bustle told us: “In my career objectives, I never included politics.” But public service has been his life. You have to pry out of Bustle the fact he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy; earned a master’s degree in astronautical engineering; and flew 138 combat missions in Vietnam for the Air Force, the last 68 of them over North Vietnam. On his last flight, the enemy shot his jet down. He ejected into the sea, breaking both shoulders and knees on impact. Forty years later, Bustle still feels the calling for public service. We’re lucky here to have candidates who appear to be motivated for the right

THE CASTAWAY by Jorge Blanco

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non-homestead assessment increases; delay of scheduled repeal. Yes Amendment 5: State courts. Yes Amendment 8: Religious freedom. No Amendment 9: Homestead propertytax exemption for suriviving spouse of military veteran or first responder. Yes Amendment 10: Tangible personal property-tax exemption. Yes Amendment 11: Additional homestead exemption; low-income seniors who maintain long-term residency on property; equal to assessed value. Yes Amendment 12: Appoint of student body president to board of governors of the state university system. Yes

SARASOTA COUNTY CHARTER AMENDMENT

• Amendment: Providing timetable for proposed charter amendment referendum; effective date of voterapproved amendments. Yes

SARASOTA CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS

• Amendment: Super majority vote for certain franchises,contracts, leases and pension plan changes. No • Amendment: Derivatives prohibition. No • Amendment: Citizens’ initiative petition to amend charter, extension of time to obtain signatures. Yes • Amendment: Charter Review Committee general recommendations. No • Amendment: No Certificates of Participation to be issued unless approved at referendum. No Amendment: Split office of “City Auditor and Clerk” into city auditor and a new city clerk. Yes

reasons. What we all hope is that, like R.B. “Chips” Shore, Bustle and others, they remember this fundamental fact: They work for you. To help you think about your choices in the upcoming election, we urge everyone to check out our Voter Guide in this week’s edition of the Sarasota Observer and Pelican Press. Or you can find the same content at YourObserver.com/voterguide2012. If you’re undecided about some of the candidates, perhaps their answers to the questions we posed will help. Or consider our observations and recommendations on a selection of races we perceive to be among the more competitive affecting Manatee and Sarasota counties:

Sarasota County Commission, District 3

When Christine Robinson introduced herself to the members of the Longboat Key Republican Club last week, they were awed.

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She’s the mother of three children, all under the age of 10. She put herself through the University of Miami’s law school. She’s a former Sarasota County prosecutor. She started her own smallbusiness family law practice. She is a former member of the Sarasota County Planning Commission and former trustee with what was then Manatee Community College. And after being appointed to the Sarasota County Commission, her fellow commissioners obviously respected her professionalism and smarts so much they named her commission chair. But here’s the part we like best: As the daughter of a masonry construction company owner in Buffalo, Robinson has never forgotten what it took her father and uncle to operate their small business. She remembers how they didn’t pay themselves at times to be able to pay their employees. She remembers the hassles they endured from business-killing government regulations. In short, 38-year-old Robinson gets it — every bit of it. Her primary goal: To make Sarasota so attractive economically and in quality of life that “I will be surrounded by my grandchildren” who live and work here. Robinson is destined to be a Sarasota force for good. Recommendation: Robinson.

Sarasota Hospital Board

This is a contest between a career nurse, incumbent Teresa Carafelli, and a business owner, Alex Miller, CEO of Sarasota-based Mercedes Medical. It doesn’t really matter their political parties. The hospital board essentially is a non-partisan place. What matters is what skills and talents board members possess. In her tenure as a board member, Carafelli has absorbed the issues and challenges well. She knows what’s ahead for the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, and she brings the nurse’s perspective — an employee’s perspective — to the board discussion. That’s OK. Indeed, over the years, we’ve often heard the argument that nurses need an advocate on the board. In truth, they don’t. They have a built-in advocate in CEO Gwen MacKenzie, a former nurse herself. Instead, in a billion-dollar enterprise, taxpayers should have all of the business expertise at the board table they can get. What’s more, it always helps to have the eyes, ears and experiences of an outsider; someone who can think and look at hospital issues from a different and nonself-interest vantage point and who has had the pressures of meeting a payroll. Read Alex Miller’s responses in our

Voter Guide. She would make a solid addition to the hospital board. Recommendation: Miller

are reserved for super occasions. While the items listed in this amendment can be big, in our view, they are not so compelling to require supermajorities. Recommendation: No

Sarasota County Charter Review Board

Amendment: Derivatives prohibition. The city shall not enter into any derivatives (including but not limited to options, forward contracts, futures, stripped mortgage-backed securities, structured notes and swaps) in connection with bonds issued by the city. Government investment and pension funds lost a lot of money in the financial meltdown because they invested in sophisticated derivatives they didn’t understand. In typical fashion, groups reacted the way they do with any calamity — by creating more laws and regulations to prevent similar losses in the future. That’s not the answer — banning derivatives. The answer is hiring investment managers who know what they’re doing. Recommendation: No

It seems like every two to four years, there are efforts by various groups to infiltrate the Sarasota County Charter Review Board with new elected members who either have a legislative agenda or who want to convert the elected board to an appointed board. In this year’s crop of candidates, two candidates best understand the role of the board. Recommendation: Donna Barcomb and John Fellin.

Sarasota City Charter Amendments

Amendment: Require a super majority vote of the City Commission to approve a franchise, contract or lease of more than 10 years; to approve any changes to city’s pension plan which increase the actuarially accrued liability of the plan; exempting contracts which can be terminated at will with no cost to the city. Here’s one way to look at this: If commissioners are compelled to commit the city to long-term obligations like cable TV or electric power contracts or higher city pensions, so the thinking goes, these should require more than a simple majority. Such contracts should be difficult to approve. That sounds sensible — that big decisions should require overwhelming approval. Flip the coin, though. A lot changes in five years, not to mention 10. If, because of technology or big recessions or other compelling reasons, a contract needs to be amended, would a supermajority be required? When James Madison helped craft the U.S. Constitution, he worried about “the tyranny of the majority over the minority,” whereby simple majority votes could run roughshod over minorities. But he also recognized the opposite was disconcerting. In the Federalist Papers, he said with supermajorities “power would be transferred to the minority … An interested minority might take advantage of it to screen himself from equitable sacrifices to the general weal, or, in particular emergencies, to extort unreasonable indulgences.” In other words, with a supermajority required, you could end up with a commissioner in the minority trading his vote for future favors. This amendment sounds like a good idea, but supermajority votes typically

Amendment: Citizens’ initiative petition to provide that signatures affixed to a citizens’ initiative petition to amend the City Charter must be affixed within a period of 180 days prior to the date such petition is submitted to the Office of the City Auditor and Clerk for presentation to the City Commission; lengthening such time period to obtain signatures from 90 days to 180 days. When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he said citizens have the right to alter or abolish their government. Increasing from 90 to 180 days to gather petition signatures is fortifies that right. Recommendation: Yes Amendment: Amendment to delete alternative minimum-wage provision which requires employers receiving a subsidy from the city of more than $100,000 per fiscal year and having 50 or more employees to pay covered employees an alternate minimum wage exceeding the minimum wage required by federal and state law. Duped by anti-Walmart activists, Sarasota voters erred when they adopted this amendment. Now they need to kill it — the way this amendment killed Walmart when it wanted to build one of its stores near Newtown. Recommendation: Yes AMENDMENT: To create an Elections Canvassing Board; require candidates to hand-deliver campaign treasurer’s report on sixth day prior to election rather than on fourth day; revise and clarify powers and duties of City Auditor and Clerk; to

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allow insurance as an alternative to surety bond for city officials; delete verbiage in “Bonding” article covered by state law; delete requirement for mayor to deliver annual state of the city address; make other “housekeeping” type amendments. The crafters of this amendment forgot one thing: the kitchen sink. This amendment has too many items — some good, some bad, some neutral — but too many for sure. Recommendation: No Amendment: To provide that certificates of participation of the city shall not be issued for any purpose until the question of issuing such certificates of participation shall have been decided in favor thereof by a majority vote of the electors at a referendum held for that purpose in the manner provided by Florida law and by ordinance or resolution of the City Commission. Come on. Voters elect commissioners to make decisions for the public welfare. Government by referendum is no way to run a government. This is unnecessary. Recommendation: No Amendment: Splits the office of “City Auditor and Clerk” into a city auditor, who remains a charter official appointed by the City Commission, and a separate office of city clerk under the city manager. The city auditor retains and is limited to audit and investigatory duties.Existing duties of the “City Auditor and Clerk” unrelated to auditing are transferred to the city clerk, except that administration of city pension plans is transferred to the city manager. We have advocated many times, and will continue to do so, that the city of Sarasota desperately needs an elected, CEO mayor who has a vision, can set the city’s agenda and lead. But alas, that amendment is not on the ballot. Instead, we have the Commissioner Terry Turner amendment. And it makes sense. Let’s try to simplify this: The operations of a municipal government can indeed be run like a business. And most of us know that for a business to succeed, it needs one leader directing operations and with the sign on his desk that says: “The buck stops here.” This amendment would bring an end to the incessant power struggles that have existed because of the bifurcated responsibilities assigned to the city manager and city auditor/clerk. The auditor should audit, that’s it. City Hall has been broken for years, in part because of its organizational structure. Quit the insanity of doing the same thing over and over with lousy results. Recommendation: Yes

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012

by Sue Jacobson | Contributing Columnist

Why I’m voting in this election With all of the focus on making sure decisive one, 10 votes may, or 100 can that people who want to vote can be decisive. It’s like a sports competivote, it’s disheartening to learn that tion — although only the final winsomeone who can vote would not ning point seems to be the one that want to vote. Yet in a recent counts, every point that conversation, a young friend adds to the total plays a deannounced that he is refusing ciding role. to vote this year. Of course, Other arguments assertnot everyone who is eligible to ed by non-voters all have in vote does. Only about 60% of common a degree of alieneligible voters participated in ation of the individual from the 2008 presidential election. the community. To those That year, the Census Bureau people, I would say that infound that the most common stitutions, such as governSUE reasons given by registered ment, laws and schools, are voters for not voting were lack JACOBSON a part of the society in which of interest (13%), dislike of the we live. Unless you live on choices (13%) and too busy an island, you can’t exclude or scheduling conflicts (17%). That the realities of public services and means that about 43% of those who infrastructure, and the laws addressdidn’t vote in 2008 could have voted ing things such as traffic, crime and if they’d wanted to. property rights that facilitate our livAmong those who fail or, like my ing together in some sort of order. young friend, refuse to vote, vari- You can’t wish these things away; but ous rationales are given to justify the you can help mold them. choice. Some believe that one vote You do not forfeit your right to doesn’t make a difference. Others complain about our government by don’t want to support a candidate voting. To the contrary, it’s fair to say who they don’t like, arguing, “Why that those who merely observe the should I help them?” Some feel that process without being stakeholders voting won’t solve their problems. have no right to argue for its change. They feel that their needs are betFor the one who argues that voting ter met by spending time at work or doesn’t do anything to meet his own the gym or even sleeping. Some be- needs, well, he may be right. Voting lieve that voting means buying into a does not pay your rent or get you a flawed system, thereby forfeiting any date. The strength of the fabric of our right to complain about it. And some society is measured by more than see not voting as an assertion of their “what’s in it for me?” right to “live on their own terms,” By not voting, a person cedes part of their rejection of laws, police his power to those who do take the and other institutions of a “corrupt trouble to vote. David Foster Wallace society.” aptly observed, “In reality, there is no Here’s what I think is wrong with such thing as not voting: you either those “rationales”” vote by voting, or you vote by staying Although one vote may not be the home and tacitly doubling the value

of some diehard’s vote.” If you don’t vote, others will, and you are less likely to end up with leaders who represent you. Refusal to vote is not a sign of protest; it’s a surrender. The right to vote is hard won. Not that long ago, only white men could vote in this country; and it was only relatively recently, in 1920, that women got the right to vote. Before 1971, those between the ages of 18 and 21, although old enough to die in the service of our country, couldn’t participate in determining who should lead it. Look around the world to countries where people are fighting now for the right to participate in deciding how they will be governed. Voting, having a voice, is a cornerstone of democracy. How can you toss that away so lightly? Does voting always result in good decisions? Of course not. If we don’t like the result, then we get to speak out and work for change. Democracy is noisy and messy — kind of like our Thanksgiving dinner, and no less precious. Democracy doesn’t work by itself. We are supposed to work at it. I left the conversation with my young friend too dumbfounded to respond adequately. So, everything I’ve said here is what I wish I had said to him. And this: It doesn’t matter who you vote for, but it is important that you vote. You are a member of this community — be it county, state or country. Claim it! Let us be shapers of our world, who can and should stand up and be counted. Sue Jacobson is a Sarasota lawyer and regional president of the American Jewish Committee.

LETTERS TO THEEDITOR + Thank you for your recommendations Dear Editor: As you may know, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune will no longer publish recommendations for local elections.  This has been valuable information in the past because choosing between two or more local politicians is difficult unless you have access to a non-biased recommendation. I enjoy receiving The Observer and congratulate you and your staff on a job well done. John C. Walton Sarasota

+ Vote ‘yes’ to Amendment 6 Dear Editor: A yes vote on Amendment 6 will fix a dysfunctional aspect of our current Sarasota government that divides responsibilities between the city auditor/clerk and the city manager.  CEOs and business leaders of corporations and businesses would not tolerate this division of senior level responsibilities in their own operations. They would recognize that if it

creates a dysfunctional management structure. In my experience as a senior level public administrator, you cannot share critical responsibilities with other people. It is a recipe for strife, power struggles, inefficiencies and conspiracies.  The city manager needs to be given the authority over operations that allows for effective and efficient governance with advice, consent, and oversight from the elected city commissioners. This amendment accomplishes that task. This amendment makes the city auditor a charter official and provides for a professional auditor to maintain the checks, balances and oversight that Sarasota needs. The position must be professionalized and be independent of city management.  This charter amendment accomplishes that task. This amendment makes a lot of sense. It provides an organizational framework that would improve the operations and management of the city’s affairs. Roger J. Barry Sarasota

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First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, 104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota

This patch includes pumpkins of all sizes, starting at $3. Free mini pumpkin with every purchase. Proceeds will benefit youth mission outreach projects. Hours: 2:30 p.m. to dark Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to dark Saturdays and noon to dark Sundays; Oct. 15 to Oct. 30 Cost: Free Call: 955-0935

Fourth annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival, Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd.

More than 100 free shows for the community to see benefiting All Children’s

Hospital and Kid’s Force. Festival will feature new performances, trapeze, horse and bear shows, a pumpkin patch and a maze. Hours: Noon to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28 Cost: $25 for all-day wristband Call: 706-3102 

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Nancy’s will host a pumpkin patch in its garden area. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday Cost: Free with $25 food purchase. Call: 955-3400

Fruitville Grove features a pumpkin patch of pumpkins gathered from the field, a fall festival, train rides, hayrides, wagon rides, honey from hives on the farm, fresh eggs, a farmers market, gift shop, snacks and a refreshment stand. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14; Oct. 20 and 21; Oct. 27 and 28 Cost: Free Call: 377-0896

This pumpkin-carving event will benefit the Sarasota Y Youth Shelter. Donations of pillows, socks, shoes, clothes and toiletries welcome. Hours: 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 Cost: $10 donation suggested Call: 923-8896

St. James UMC Pumpkin Patch Party, 2049 N. Honore Ave., Sarasota Party will feature games, food, a scavenger hunt, hayride, pumpkin decorating and a bonfire with s’mores. Hours: Noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; through Oct. 31.  Cost: Free Call: 377-6180

Local Haunts Cemeterror — takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at 5718 Antilles Drive, Sarasota. Proceeds benefit JDRF Florida Suncoast Chapter. Free. Call 726-9913.   Frightmares — takes place from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 and 31 at 7111 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Cost is $16. Call 822-1013. The Masque of Red Death Gala Masquerade — takes place from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 31, at the Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Enjoy entertainment, dancing and food as the Powel Crosley Estate Foundation presents a Halloween gala based on the Edgar Allan Poe story of the same name. Cost is $75 in advance and $90 at the door. Call 321-0000. Trail of Terror at Hunsader’s Rockin’ Ranch — takes place from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 13, 20, 26, 27 and 31, at Hunsader’s Rockin’ Ranch, 23810 53rd Ave E., Myakka City. Ride along on a half-mile haunt through the woods. Food and drink available, as well as live music. Cost is $15. Call 730-8558.

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A FEW TOO MANY 11:51 a.m. — 1000 block of Boulevard of the Arts. Disturbance. Officers were called to a hotel bar where an intoxicated patron was causing a disturbance. The bartender told the officers the man had consumed a lot of alcohol. The officers walked the man back to this hotel room and waited to make sure he did not come back down to the bar.

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Oct. 10 ANIMAL INSTINCT 11 p.m. — 1900 block of High Point Drive. Burglary of a Structure. Sometime during the night, someone entered an unlocked garage and stole $42 in cash and a driver’s license from a purse inside an unlocked car. An officer tried to obtain fingerprints from the vehicle but was unsuccessful. A neighbor heard rustling when he walked his dog at 3:30 a.m., but he told the officer he thought it was animals rummaging.

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS 10:10 p.m. — 1000 block of Indian Beach Drive. Suspicion General. An officer responded to a report of a disturbance. When the officer arrived, the home appeared unkempt and a man and woman were scrambling to put on their clothes. The man told the officer he had arranged to meet the woman so he could pay her for sexual activity, and they had had a small dispute. The woman acknowledged that the man offered to pay her electric bill in exchange for sexual favors. The woman was outraged to discover that prostitution was still a crime, even on private property.

4 p.m. — 1400 block of Main Street. Petit Theft. A storeowner told an officer that a woman in her mid-20s, with blond hair and wearing a gold dress, entered her store. The owner watched the woman exit the store with merchandise in her purse. The storeowner then confronted the woman outside the store on the sidewalk. The woman removed a wallet from her purse and returned it to the storeowner and then took off heading east on Main Street.

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4:44 p.m. — 1400 block of 25th Street. Noise Violation. A resident called police about vehicles driving up and down the street playing loud music. The resident told police that vehicles playing loud music in the neighborhood is an ongoing problem. An officer searched the area but did not find any cars matching the description.

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12:45 p.m. — 1700 block of 25th Street. Burglary of a Vehicle. A construction worker discovered that $280 in cash was stolen from his wallet, which was under the driver’s seat of his car, along with two fishing rods, while he was parked at a construction job site.

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ROUGH NIGHT 8 p.m. — 800 block S. Tamiami Trail. General Suspicion. A woman left a motel to cross the street when another woman ran over her toe with a bicycle. The woman on the bicycle yelled “F--- you!” and rode off. The woman who had her toe run over also called hotel staff “15 times” about petty matters throughout the night.

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2:01 p.m. — 1000 block of Signal Pointe Circle. General Suspicion. A homeowner called to report an attempted burglary at his apartment. After returning from taking the garbage out, he found one of the panels to his sliding glass doors shattered. Upon checking the door, an officer determined that a lawn-maintenance crew likely hit a rock while mowing, which hit

12:30 a.m. — Marina Plaza. Suspicion General. Someone called police to report a “suspicious male” in a truck. An officer contacted the man, who said he was homeless and had no place to go. The officer said he was not allowed to sleep overnight in the parking lot. The man said he would go to a friend’s house to stay.

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Phillippi students and parents go the distance at 7K More than 800 runners laced up their sneakers for the fourth Phillippi Shores 7K Run and 1-mile fun run Saturday, Oct. 13, at, Phillippi Shores Elementary. The 7K distance was originally chosen to correspond with the seven continents, tying the school to its status as an International Baccalaureate School. The funds raised by the race, which was part of the New Balance/Manasota Track Club Racing Series, will support technology and the IB program at Phillippi Shores.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s — takes place from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Payne Park, 2050 Adams Lane. Help those affected by Alzheimer’s in the community by participating in this walk. Fundraising dollars will fuel missionrelated initiatives of care, support and research and will help change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in the community. Free. Call 954-4115. Bookapalooza — takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail. More than 30 self-published authors and illustrators will be selling and autographing their books, which include adventure, history and novels and children’s stories. Free. Call 365-2032. Sarasota Art and Craft Festival — takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Cutting Loose Grand Opening — takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cutting Loose on Main Street, 1950 Main St. The grand opening will include food, drink and a photo booth. Free. Call 365-5586.

Music for Organ: Readings and Song — takes place at 6 p.m. at St. Boniface Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Road. Greg Chestnut will play a varied concert with works by John Cook, Louis Vierne, Dietrich Buxtehude, Morten Lauridsen and George Shearing. The Lauridsen pieces are based on French poems by Mariner Rilke, which will be read before the

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Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 92nd Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon — takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts. Join the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce in the annual salute to business, which will serve as a time to recognize the outstanding member businesses. Other highlights of the program will be the passing of the gavel from Shaun Merriman to the new chair of the chamber’s board of directors, Nick Gladding, and the recognition of an outstanding chamber member with the Chair’s Cup Award. Cost is $65. Call 556-4034.

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Free Pet Portraits — takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bayside Pet Resort and Spa, 8154 N. Tamiami Trail. The first 25 people to RSVP will receive a free 8-inch-by-10-inch pet portrait from Emilee Fuss. The event will include a wine-and-cheese reception. Free. Call 351-0730 to RSVP.

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Saturday and Sunday on Main Street, from Lemon Avenue to Five Points Park. An estimated 150 artists and crafters from 30 different states will be represented at the two-day, outdoor showcase, which features unique, quality art and crafts. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Downtown Sarasota Alliance. Free. Call 561746-6615. Book Fair — takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St. The book fair will benefit New Gate School and will include special events, stories and educational festivities. Free. Call 365-7900. Cat Depot National Feral Cat Day — takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at Cat Depot, 2542 17th St. The event features a book signing by local author Diana Maloney and an adoption event. Takes place Saturday and Sunday. Free. Call 366-2404.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012

SPORTS SCHEDULES

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KEEPING PACE

CROSS COUNTRY Oct. 18 • ODA at Seffner Christian Last Chance Invitational at Sydney Dover Trails (4:30 p.m.)

FOOTBALL Oct. 19 • Booker vs. Avon Park (7:30 p.m.)* • Cardinal Mooney vs. Frostproof (7 p.m.)* • ODA vs. Southwest Florida Christian (7 p.m., homecoming)* • Riverview at East Lake (7:30 p.m.)* • Sarasota vs. Braden River (7:30 p.m.)*

GOLF (BOYS) Oct. 22 • Riverview at Class 2A-Region 5 tournament, at Heritage Oaks • Sarasota Christian at Class 1A-Region 6 tournament, at Coral Lakes Oct. 24 • ODA, Sarasota Christian, Sarasota, Riverview and Cardinal Mooney in Sarasota County Championships at ODA (4 p.m.)

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Sarasota High senior Courtland Bernard set a new personal record at the North Port Invitational last month; he crossed the finish line in 15:58.40.

Oct. 22 • Cardinal Mooney at Class 1A-Region 6 tournament at Lemon Bay Golf Course (11 a.m.)

Sarasota High senior Courtland Bernard has his sights on finishing the season as one of the top 10 runners in the state in Class 3A.

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SARASOTA —  Running always has been in his blood. Courtland Bernard just didn’t realize how much of an impact the sport had on his family until after he started running cross country in seventh grade. At the time, Bernard was merely searching for a new sport —  one he hoped would ultimately capture his interest. Bernard heard about cross country and showed up for practice one day not knowing what to expect. “My whole family thought I was crazy,” Bernard says. “None of them ran before.” It wasn’t until Bernard was immersed in his new sport that he discovered his great-grandfather had actually been an avid runner in the 1900s, in Ireland. And as Bernard began to dig deeper into his family history, he discovered just how much talent his great-grandfather had. When he was a senior in high school, Bernard’s great-grandfather was less than 20 seconds off of the then-worldrecord time for a mile. “Obviously running wasn’t as popular then; but for a runner, he was way above average,” Bernard says. “He was very

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in seventh and eighth grade watching the leaders on that team and thinking that was so unbelievably fast. It’s just an (enjoyable) blessing. It felt awesome. “Hard work pays off,” Bernard says. “This sport requires more work (in my opinion) than any other sport. You have to have the mindset to do it. If you try your hardest, it’ll pay off eventually.” The Sailors have one more meet, the Sarasota County Championships, scheduled before the Class 3A-District 6 meet Nov. 2. Following this season, Bernard will turn his attention to the track before moving on to college, where he has aspirations of running for Florida Gulf Coast University. Bernard has an official visit with the Eagles in a couple of weeks and will see what the future holds. “Running in college means everything to me,” Bernard says. “I wouldn’t want to go to a school where I couldn’t run. For me, it’s part of the experience. Running has been a big part of my life, and I’m a little scared to not have that.” Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@yourobserver.com.

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Cardinal Mooney’s Demardre Patterson, No. 7, runs after Tony Jones, No. 3.

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LaBelle’s Kip Stansly runs the ball during LaBelle’s game against Booker High School Friday, Oct. 12. Booker hosted its homecoming game Friday, Oct. 12, against LaBelle. Booker defeated LaBelle 27–0, and fans enjoyed cheering from the stands and watching a halftime show from the band.

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Lauren Hochstetler Sarasota High School’s Lauren Hochstetler comes from an athletic family. Both of her parents played college basketball, and she got her start in volleyball by tagging along to the games her mother coached. The 17-year-old junior says she has a competitive spirit and is a natural leader. This week, she lets the Sarasota Observer join her on the court.

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Do you have a certain role on the team? I think I’m in a leadership position; I’ve been captain for two years, so I kind of try to be the intense person to motivate the team.

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What is your favorite aspect of the game? I like the competitiveness and how unpredictable it is. Any team can beat anyone on any given time. How do you think you have performed this season? What about your team? Good — I think this year I’ve definitely been a more dominant person on the floor. We all get along, and I think we gel together pretty well. We’re able to critique each other and not take it personally.

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Five-bedroom home in Harbor Acres sells for $7.5 million

These are the largest city of Sarasota and Sarasota County building permits issued by Sarasota County and city of Sarasota for the week of Oct. 1 through Oct. 5, in order of dollar amounts.

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1255 Gulfstream Ave. 990 Blvd. of the Arts 1743 Spring Creek Drive 1880 Grove St. 3416 Laurel Oak Way 615 S. Palm Ave. 2708 Floyd St. 4035 Bay Shore Road 1631 Hawthorne St. 435 S. Gulfstream Ave.

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The following residential real-estate transactions took place between Oct. 1 and Oct. 5. A home in Harbor Acres tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Hillview Estates Inc. sold the home at 1486 Hillview Drive to Run Property LLC for $7.5 million. Built in 2008, it has five bedrooms, five baths, a pool and 8,433 square feet of living area.

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Riccardo and Cynthia Arcaro sold their Unit 22 condominium at 500 S. Palm Ave. to Sharon Sweeney, trustee, of Sarasota, for $1.3 million. Built in 2000, it has three bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths and 3,315 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $815,000 in 2001.

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Richard and Kathleen Katz, trustees, sold the Unit 405 condominium at 35 Watergate Drive to William and Nora Johnson, of Sarasota, for $1 million. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 3,659 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,557,000 in 2008.

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Ronna Stamm, of Evanston, Ill., sold her Unit 12 condominium at 340 S. Palm Ave. to John Gittinger and Diane Gittinger, trustees, of Brookline, Mass., for $785,000. Built in 1998, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,836 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $387,500 in 2004.

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Joan Smelko, of Fort Wayne, Ind., sold her Unit 19 condominium at 1620 Assisi Drive to Christopher and Amy Esper, of New York, for $710,000. Built in 2010, it has four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 3,037 square feet of living area.

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Sarasota Bay Club LLC sold the Unit 703 condominium at 1301 Tamiami Trail to Gervasio and Rose Orta, of Sarasota, for $395,000. Built in 2000, it has one bedroom, oneand-a-half baths and 1,161 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $525,000 in 2006.

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Jean Noble, of Sarasota, sold her Unit 6 condominium at 4967 N. Kestral Parkway to Michael and Katherine Walker, of Sarasota, for $275,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,570 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $315,000 in 2004.

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Mona Stratton, of Athens, Ga., sold her home at 3624 S. Lockwood Ridge Road to Amanda Ghalayini, of Sarasota, for $259,000. Built in 1960, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,490 square feet of living

Thomas and Sandra Paxton, of Sarasota, sold their home at 6659 Colonial Drive to Karen Schreyer, of Williamstown, Ky., for $205,000. Built in 1963, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,136 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $62,100 in 1991.

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Cheryl Myers, of Sarasota, sold her Unit 303 condominium at 835 S. Osprey Ave. to Daniel and Margaret DeSoto, of University Park, for $240,000. Built in 1985, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,320 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $126,000 in 1999.

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Jonathan McKenzie, of Sarasota, and Steven McKenzie, of Jacksonville, sold their home at 3156 Espanola Drive to Michael Skelly and Sylvia Buxton, of Hershey, Pa., for $231,500. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,594 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $16,300 in 1976.

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Carl Plummer sold his Unit 240 condominium at 1531 Clower Creek Drive to Marc Vanderleeden, of Longmeadow, Mass., for $226,000. Built in 1979, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,320 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $212,000 in 1999.

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Attorney Tony Abate, of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County.  Abate’s practice involves commercial disputes in the form of business litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, with an emphasis on construction, probate and trust and eminent domain litigation. He is board certified in construction law, one of only 292 lawyers statewide to receive this distinction, and is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Abate received his juris doctorate from Southern Illinois University and his bachelor’s, with honors,

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AMP MARSHALL 400W+ Rack Tuner 1600. Good condition, $200 to first person. 941-355-9193. AUTHENTIC STARTER #13 Dan Marino Miami Dolphin Jersey, XXL, Excellent cond., Worn twice, $100. 941-544-7819. DESK: 34”X58”, mahogany, $25. Desk chair w/cushion, $20. (2) Teak bookcases w/adjustable shelves, $25/ea. 941-923-5143 DOLL HOUSE: Vintage, wooden, 3 story, large, with some furniture. Front opens. $65.00 OBO. 941-925-1074. ELECTRIC FONDUE Pot, Hawaiian Ice Snowcone Maker, New Turkey Platter Set. $15 each, 941-346-7619. OUTDOOR WORDARD iron furniture: 2 chairs, end table, tea cart, $200. 941-488-1853 PAINTING: ACRYLIC Coastal Scene. Lee Reynolds. Cool pastel colors. 60"x48" Grey frame. $45 941-966-3214. PERMALIFE AIR Purifier Model #30547, $50. 941-377-5450. REFRIGERATOR: 2/CU.FT., good freezer, $25. Round glass table top, 4/ft., $30. 941-302-0447. TORO 21” self-propelled mulcher, bagger, mower, $135. Call 941-356-6355, leave a message.

Antiques/Collectibles OLD ORIENTAL Porcelain Decorator Pieces, No dealers - Call for appt. 941-349-4982.

Autos Wanted AUTOS WANTED! Let me take the hassle out of selling your car. Cash offered today! Call Mike, 941-713-2277.

Boat Slips For Rent/Sale BOAT SLIP For Rent: Up to 50/ft. boat. Deep water, private community. Riegels Landing, Siesta Key. $500 per month including water. For more information, 954-448-8329.

ESTATE SALE Saturday, October 20, 9a.m.-2p.m. Sunday, October 21, 12-3p.m. 470 N. Washington Blvd. St. Armand's - across from Wells Fargo Up to date, stylish furnishings: dining room set, sofa table, leather chair, king bed, zodiac mirror, set of dishes, bar chairs, round glass table & 2 chairs, leather rocker recliner, dresser with 2 matching end tables, lamps, king mattress & box springs, split cane settee, washer, dryer, oak computer desk, fax, TVs, mirrors, sconces, telescope, wrought iron bar, area rugs, curtains, bed linens, & kitchen. Sale by Julie McClure. Photos: www.appraisals4u.biz & www.estatesales.net FLEA MARKET. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Saturday, October 20, 10a.m.-5p.m. & Sunday, October 21, 10a.m.-4p.m. For info: 954-4165. INDOOR MOVING Sale-Rain or Shine - 2557 Tulip St., Sarasota, Oct. 20th, 8am-1pm. Furniture, household, antiques, clothes, books, holiday, more. MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE/YARD Sale: Friday and Saturday, 9a.m.-4p.m., Standford Lane, 34231. Household, jewelry, original Haitian art, bikes, interesting stuff. SUNRISE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE: Saturday, 10/20 8a.m.-2p.m. Off Clark Rd. between Honore and I-75 take Approach Rd. South. Something for everyone!

General Merchandise DREXEL: CHINOISERIE dresser. Mirrored, walnut 3 panel screen. Henredon corner bookcases. Duncan Phyfe sofa. Oil paintings. Sheron prints. Sea shell boxes. 60” round table/ chairs. 941-927-5673. SAFE: FIRE Fyter FF-250. Size: 22.25"Hx17.5"W x24.25"D. $300. Pick-up only. 941-321-9278.

Merchandise Wanted LOCALLY OWNED and operated since 2004 with three locations, America's Super Pawn will pay you top dollar for your estate jewelry, watches, diamonds, musical instruments, computers, motorcycles, cars and other unwanted items. Call us at 758-PAWN OR ... fill our request form on our web and we'll contact you! www.americassuperpawn.com SENIOR LOOKING to purchase precious metals, time pieces, coins, jewelry and antiques. Please call Marc, 941-321-0707.

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Garage/Moving/Estate Sales *****TWO ESTATE SALES BY NANCY DUNN***** FRIDAY 10/19 9AM-2PM 1555 Bay View Drive - off Osprey Ave. Vintage Rattan, Art Deco Chest, Stained Glass, Beautiful Bed Linens SATURDAY 10/20 9AM-2PM 39 Arbor Oaks Dr. (off Fruitville), Herand - Lenox & Czech. China, 4 Stressless Chairs, Lots of Power & Hand Tools, Much more!! For Pictures: WWW.ESTATESALESBYNANCYDUNN.COM

ESTATE SALE Saturday, October 20: 9:00–1:00 (#’s at 8) Airport Mall 8251 West University Parkway (Old US 301 east of airport)

Religion

Condos/Apts. For Rent

ST. JUDE O holy St. Jude, Apostle & Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of JESUS CHRIST, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need. To humbly beg to whom GOD has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return I promise to make your name known and need to be invoked. Say 3 OUR FATHERS, 3 HAIL MARYS & 3 GLORY BE’s. Publication must be promised. ST. JUDE, PRAY FOR US ALL WHO INVOKE YOUR AID. AMEN. This novena must be said on 9 consecutive days. Thank you St. Jude for answering my petition. -MGL

CENTRALLY LOCATED- 55+, 1,425 sq/ft. 2BR/2BA, Lanai + Carport. 1st floor, W/D, Pool, Clubhouse w/Gym. Close to bus line, shopping, & walking trail. N/S, $925/mo. includes water, sewer, cable, trash, pest control, small pet ok. 941-244-7825, 941-373-5770 Cell.

Schools/Instruction PIANO/KEYBOARD INSTRUCTION: Beginning adults or teens only need apply. Teacher will come to you! New methods and techniques a guarantee. Contact gharpan@verizon.net or call 941-918-9737.

SARASOTA DOWNTOWN CONDO. Designerfurnished/turnkey 2BR/2BA. Annual rental for $2400 + Utilities/mo. See virtual tour and additional information at www.vrbo.com/205252. Phone 703-283-4197. SIESTA KEY condo: 1BR, furnished, walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. Pool, laundry, on ground floor. Available Jan., Feb., March and April. Pictures available. 586-978-8123.

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BEACHFRONT PROPERTY(55+) All remodeled, including new granite kitchen, 2/2 Condo, 38ft Lanai private lagoon view, (Siesta Village) $344,900. 717-385-4047, No brokers, please. LA SIESTA condo across from Siesta Beach, 2BR/1BA. Ground floor unit with ocean view and furnished. Make this your second home or rental. $308,900 - Siesta Beach Realty @ 941-993-5722. SIESTA KEY Waterfront Condo - Cozy Cove: Large 2BR/2BA w/boat slips, pool, view and beach. Great income producer and fully furnished. Price reduced to $309,900. Siesta Beach Realty. 941-993-5722.

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DEEP WATER ACCESS Boater’s Dream: residential rental in south Longboat Key. 3BR/2BA, approx. 1720 sq.ft., only minutes to Sarasota Bay and open Gulf. 100/ft canal frontage with pool. Yearly lease at $2500/month + utilities. Call 228-327-7801.

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LOCAL AU PAIR COORDINATOR Do you enjoy working with people and learning about other parts of the world? Are you looking for a position where you can control your schedule and have the flexibility of working at home? Well this is the position for you! Cultural Care Au Pair is seeking a new Local Childcare Coordinator in Sarasota.

2007 VICTORY HAMMER S 1638cc, 6-speed, Upgraded rider & passenger seat. Performance Machine Wheels, 250 back tire, Brembo Brakes, Custom Pipes, Sounds amazing! Garage kept, Low miles!! Call Chris for a test drive, 941-957-8912.

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Fun eclectic sale of interesting items from around the world as well as mid-century modern furnishings; 3-piece Hibiscus silver vases by Brazilian artist. Sculpture & porcelains by artists Janet Rothman, Irene Smith, Zerbe, Wien, Krosselbach, authentic minakari wall art. Huge array of costume jewelry (including a Miriam Haskell vintage set). Hisoshige woodblock prints in bamboo frames, 17 intricate Italian hand painted santons, large blue & white guanyin & other interesting orientalia. Georgian sterling spoons & silver by several major silversmiths. Many colorful ethnic/tribal rugs including prayer rug, Kilim, and a Moroccan Rabat, Christian icons, ethnic carvings, lacquerware bowls, trays and table; Chinese game of Four Winds in carved box; Algerian/Spanish plates; and other assorted items from Pakistan, Vietnam, India and Asia. Good source of rental furniture: sofa’s lamps; chairs; tv; patio furniture; etc.

HOT TUB- 2 person, has everything! Easy 110v plug in, never used. Will deliver, 727-204-9888. HOT TUBS & Swim Spas - Local manufacturer selling direct to public at wholesale pricing. Save $$. 941-462-0633.

Photos: www.thesarasotay.org Sale by: PREMIUM ESTATE LIQUIDATORS To benefit Y programs for at-risk children

JAN PRO CLEANING FRANCHISE: $950 Down Required, Financing Available for growth, Includes customers. Earn up to $10,000 Month+ Call 941-907-8141

Events BUBBLES ORGANIC DOG WASH $12 2nd & 4th Sun. 11am-4pm, Siesta Key Hardware GULF GATE FESTIVAL- 2nd Annual, Arts & Crafts, Jewelry, Food Court, much more. Saturday, December 1st, 9AM to 3PM. At 6908 Beneva Road and Gulf Gate Drive, on property of St. Andrew Church. Booths 12x16 available for rent, $20. Festival proceeds to Southeastern Guide Dogs. More information at: semperfi_01@verizon.net and 941-544-6306.

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BOUTIQUE EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES in LAKEWOOD RANCH from $299 per month at GARDEN EXECUTIVE CENTER 7313 Merchant Court. gardenexecutivecenter@gmail.com or 356-7756 for more information.

Condos/Apts. For Rent ASHTON LAKES: 2BR/2BA, garage, lake view, 2nd floor, end unit, cathedral ceilings. Non-smoking. Available December 1st. $1250/mo. Annual. Unfurnished. Call Ashton Realty, Inc. Joe Bonsall, 941-923-1945 or 941-356-6356.

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Real Estate Wanted

Contact - Sarasota Luxury Rentals 941-225-1356 email: info@sarasotaluxuryrentals.com Personalized attention with professional honest advice. 25 Years Experience - References available

MANUFACTURED HOME 2B/2B turn key ready mobile home. Attractively decorated. Remodeled kitchen and baths. Lake view within steps of pool and clubhouse. Park East Club is near mall, restaurants, movie theater and Costco. Call 941-923-1933.

ASHTON LAKES: 2BR/2BA, 2 miles to Siesta Key. Available Jan., Feb., March, April. From $2800/mo. No pets. Non-smoking. Call Ashton Realty, Inc. Joe Bonsall, 941-923-1945 or 941-356-6356. ON BEACH OR BAY!! 1-3 Bedrooms, Weekly or Monthly. Available Immediately. Seaside Management, 941-923-6077.

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FOR SALE: 2BR/2BA, fully furnished mobile home. Ideal location. Lake view. Across from clubhouse and swimming pool, located in Park East Club, an active 55+ community adjacent to shopping mall, dining and movie theaters. Call 941-924-2455.

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ISLAND CONCIERGE. No time? We can help you. Shopping, errands, travel arrangements, etc. www.islandconcierge.us 941-778-3203.

WATKINS FEID CONTRACTING LLC. Quality custom remodeling. Whole house, Kitchens, Baths, wet bars, etc. State certified license #CBC1256520. Over 30 years of construction experience in the Sarasota area. 941-302-1792 or jrfcontractor@comcast.net

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Largest free standing home in the Enclave located in Prestancia. Absolute model condition with a bright and open floor plan providing all the space for easy living in a maintenance free setting. Gorgeous enclosed terrace is privately positioned with golf course views yet out of the action. Recent improvements include freshly painted interior and exterior, new carpet, expansive glassed terrace, fauxed baths. Walk to the pool and the TPC clubhouse. $685,000

4468 BAYCEDAR LANE

Set on one acre, this home has impressive features including travertine and hand scraped oak floors, textured plaster walls, cast stone columns, and double sided woodburning fireplace.. The gorgeous open kitchen has high end appliances and tumbled stone splashes. Serene master suite has a cove ceiling abundant closets and a master bath for a queen. Distressed cypress tongue-n-groove ceiling detailing and walls of French Doors onto the patio round out this smart floor plan. $447,000.

FULL GULF VIEW- CRESENT ROYALE! Completely remodeled and being sold Turnkey Furnished - highend tile floors - custom cabinets - granite counters - SS appliances - Flat Screen TVs - This condo has it all! + Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Great Rental! Seller Finance. Price Reduced $389,000 MLS#A3909275

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BEST VALUE BAY OAKS TOWNHOUSE! 2Bedroom, /2.5 Bath, Turnkey Furnished, beautifully remodeled, Stainless Steel appliances, granite countertops. Large rooms with eat-in kitchen, Professionally decorated. $339,000 MLS#A3928919

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HE WHO WANDERS Actor Eric Collins has become a seasonal Sarasotan. He’s been performing on Florida Studio Theatre’s stages since 2008, and he’s back again for FST’s run of ‘Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers.’

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ric Collins first came to Sarasota when local director Bill Castellino called him down for an audition four years ago. Manhattan, N.Y.,-based Collins had worked with Castellino many times before. Collins made his Sarasota debut in January 2008, at Florida Studio Theatre’s “Hula Hoop Sha-Boop,” a show celebrating sock hops and doo-wop. He’s been gracing FST’s stage every season since and has become a seasoned Sarasotan — he spends about four months a year here. Collins is a snowbird or, rather, a “showbird.” You might have seen him in the productions of “That’s Life,” in 2009, “The Wanderers,” in 2010 and “That’s Life, Again,” in 2011. “Everyone here at FST is really great,” Collins says. “It’s kind of like a second, winter family.” This year, Collins is back for FST’s “Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers,” a show full of the 1950s and 1960s music that brought him here in the first place. Richard Hopkins and Jim Prosser developed the show, with assistance from Rebecca Hopkins. By now, Collins is well-versed in this era, but not because he experienced it personally — he’s only 36 years old. “Actually, FST was the first time I’d gotten into this pop ’50s and ’60s era of music,” he says. “Well, aside from a couple of produc-

tions of ‘Grease’ here and there, but that’s common with any musical-theater performer.” He’s found his niche, at least in Sarasota. “I really enjoy it,” he says of the style of music. “And the patrons down here, it’s their music and it’s something they really love. It’s always great when your audience loves what you’ve done.” Collins is the only “wanderer” returning from the past company of “The Wanderers.” This time, fellow New Yorkers José Restrepo, Brett Rigby and Teddy Tenson will join him. But, there might be a few surprise reprises from the past “Wanderers,” says Collins. “Each time you come in contact with new people, you have to find your own sound, (your) own blend,” Collins says about performing with a new group. “But I don’t think they’ll be disappointed with this product.” And with eight-hour daily rehearsals, the cast is certainly putting in the work required. “The first week is pretty intense,” Collins says of his arrival. “You have to build up some stamina … it can be vocally taxing until you get that rhythm going.” He hasn’t even had a chance to go to some of his favorite places, such as Ceviche, Selva Grill and Café Amici, let alone the beach. Collins’ performance and rehearsal schedule doesn’t allow him to experience Sarasota’s

entire arts-and-entertainment scene. But a few years ago, Sarasota Opera’s Artistic Director, Victor DeRenzi, invited him to the opera, and he found it to be a great experience. “The art scene here can’t be beat — it’s definitely the cultural hub of Florida,” he says. He calls the people here “culturally savvy,” and even though it’s slower-paced than New York, the city projects a big-city mentality. This year, those culturally savvy patrons will have an extra month to see his show. His production has been extended because of the new Gompertz Theatre. He’s amazed with how quickly the theater has gone up; when he left for New York in January, there was nothing done yet. “The fact that a community can support a theater of this size and have it be as successful as it is — you can’t find many places like that,” he says. Collins has nothing but nice things to say about the patrons and FST: “I’ve always been happy here,” he says. “They always ask you back,” he says of Richard Hopkins’ loyalty to performers, “ … And I think the public kind of likes that. In a way, they start feeling like they really know someone.” No matter how much “wandering” Collins does, this “showbird” will always fly back.

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he was linked to Dutch artist Leon Keer in conjunction with the Sarasota Chalk Festival. Keer was responsible for the terracotta army of Legomen. This time, it won’t be as much of a mystery. Ego Leonard is returning to Sarasota for this year’s Chalk Festival, and he’s coming all the way from Los Angeles. He has a particular interest in attending the Children’s Chalk Block Nov. 3 and Nov. 4. He will otherwise be hanging out at CLOTHESLINE Gallery during the festival where he will have some of his paintings on exhibit. Hopefully this year, Leonard won’t stir up enough trouble to get taken to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

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 String of news The Sarasota Orchestra Association kicked off its season Oct. 3, to introduce its new and current members to the 2012-2013 season. There are 300 members of the Sarasota Orchestra Association, to find out how to become a member or to learn more visit soassociation.org. In other Sarasota Orchestra news, it has added a family show to the season, “A Musical Journey Featuring Peter and the Wolf.” It takes place at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Holley Hall.

 He’s back and I’m not pulling your Leg-o It was national news when a larger-thanlife, 8-foot-tall Legoman “washed up” on Siesta Key Beach Oct. 25, 2011. What was this 100-pound fiberglass yellow man with a green shirt saying “No Real Than You Are?” It was only a few days later that the mystery was solved: “Ego Leonard” was is the Legoman’s name. It was discovered that

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 Timely announcement The Art of Our Time initiative at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art launched in 2009 to showcase contemporary visual and performing art. Oct. 13, the 2012-13 season was announced. We’re talking 100 stage performances and 40 film screenings, all supported by a $50,000 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. I’m really looking forward to the special exhibitions including the journalistic-photo exhibition, “The Warren J. and Margot Coville Photography Collection,” and especially the beautiful fashion photography from “Herb Ritts: L.A. Style.” But there are supposed to be some pretty spectacular music-anddance performances as part of the Narrative in Motion series, as well. Such as Berlin’s gravity-defying LEO in February. You’ll have to stay tuned to YourObserver.com or visit ringling.org.

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Somewhere over the rainbow at the Ramada Waterfront Monday, Oct. 15, a mature audience enjoyed a Scarecrow in cutoff denim shorts and Tin-Man in metallic tighty-whities. Word traveled faster than a flying monkey about “Prelude to Pride: A Wizard of Oz,” the off-kilter, hilarious staged reading benefiting Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project. It’s a group with a mission to raise awareness, provide assistance and perpetuate a life of dignity for those affected by HIV and AIDS. Two of the three performances sold out, so the cast opted for another run. The money goes toward an organization that directly helps people with AIDS via Trinity Charities HIV/AIDS programs. Like “Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project” on Facebook for more information and future events.

 Took a Midnight Train to GEORGIA Local blues-rock group with a whole lotta soul, Kettle of Fish, is set to headline the Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association festival (GABBA) the last week of October, in Macon, Ga. The band’s ties to the Allman Brothers are through Berry Duane Oakley, son of the late Allman Brothers bassist, Berry Oakley. The Georgia festival typically draws national acts, so it can only suggest that our Gulf Coast fish are becoming the big fish in the sea.

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Music // Ringling International Arts Festival: Phyllis Chen Like the Ringling International Art Festival’s productions in past years, this season’s was salted with hits and, occasionally, peppered with misses. Take the very long hour of Phyllis Chen’s Toy Piano as an example. It took place in James Turrell’s Skyspace at sunset, and if you haven’t yet experienced this fascinating natural and LED light show, it’s worth the trip to the museum. For us, it was the twinkle before the tinkle. Chen seemed to have stepped out of the 1960s, and her performance (I can’t honestly call it a concert) was reminiscent of the psychedelic (classical) music experiences they used to call “happenings.” The first three pieces weren’t bad. In fact, the “Suite for Toy Piano,” by John Cage, was surprisingly melodic and interesting. From there, it was all downhill, with Chen overshadowing herself with taped sounds, spinning tops and percussion-like bowls that set my teeth grinding. Some of her comments may have been enlightening, but, because they were the only things that weren’t amplified, I have no idea what she said. Thankfully, this kind of experimentation took place some 50 years ago and has since been relegated to the musical dustbin of time. If Ringling wants to polarize audiences, it might do better to look forward rather

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than back. Much more satisfying were the singers in the Ensemble Basiani, one of the regions in Southwest Georgia, which is now in Turkey. This chorus of a dozen singers sports some of the finest vocal musicians I’ve ever heard. Using little vibrato, they produced impeccable pitches that made perfect fifths and even minor seconds seem like the steppes of Central Asia. Choral singers know about staggered breathing: You breathe when the person next to you doesn’t in order to create a long phrase that one voice, alone, couldn’t possibly produce. These men were masters of this, and it enabled the basses, in particular, to produce an absolutely seamless pedal point that seemed to go on forever. Their antiphonal singing, solo melismas and a couple of eerie but effective yodels on an open fifth — strangely reminiscent of European police sirens — added to their special effects throughout their performances of Georgian folksongs. Would that more vocal ensembles had that kind of control and musicianship. One other musical mention must be made of the festival. Mark Morris travels with his own musicians for his wondrous dance group. Among them, pianist Colin Fowler must be praised for his excellent “accompanying” and technique especially in “Silhouettes” (music by Richard Cumming) and — with violinist Aaron Boyd — in thev dramatic “Grand Duo” with music by Lou Harrison. They were so good I almost took my eyes off the amazing dancers on stage. — June LeBell

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George Pappas proves creativity is ageless by Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor Local artist George Pappas sits on a leather couch in his inhome Sarasota studio, where he talks about his long career and receiving the “Ageless Creativity” award from the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, a Division of Ringling College of Art and Design. The tall, thin man is wearing an athletic partial zip-up, jeans and what look to be suede shoes; and, aside from faint traces of paint on his shoes — he doesn’t look like the typical disheveled artist. In fact, Pappas looks like an off-the-clock dentist — a career he could have had. But after two years of pursuing a degree at Norwich University in Vermont, he dropped out to pursue a more colorful career — although, he did eventually become “Dr. Pappas.” He studied art at a small art school, then he continued his arts-related education with a master’s from Harvard and Ph.D. from Penn State. Pappas jokes that the “Ageless Creativity” award is something they give to “some old guy.” But he’s pleased that this year he’s that 83-year-old guy. He received the award Oct. 12, at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. The award coincided with the opening for his exhibit of paintings from his last 20 years of work. He’s been painting for 60-plus years. His work is a mixture of abstract with realism and traces of Byzantine, and it’s mostly largescale. Pappas wishes his studio were bigger so he would have more storage for his work. His current studio is slightly smaller than a two-car garage, with taller ceilings. And, he likes to sit in a desk chair near the middle of the room so he can look at the threeto-four projects he’s working on

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Sarasota is noted for its modern architecture, with more than its share of famous houses â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Cohen House, the Hiss House, the Umbrella house. But one of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest modern homes virtually is unknown. True, from the street it does not look like much. But, once you enter through the gate and look down a long axis of tropical outdoor rooms to a secluded lagoon, then you know that the residence famed-designer Ben Baldwin built for himself in the mid-1970s may well be the most stylish home in town. Its present owners, Brad and Sandy McCourtney, bought it from Baldwinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate at the urging of the designerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister, Mary Holbrook. She wanted to pass it on to someone who would appreciate its subtle genius, and the McCourtneys turned out to be the perfect choice. Now, as the house is poised to enter its fourth decade, it remains almost exactly as Baldwin designed it. And with good reason. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible to improve,â&#x20AC;? Brad Mc Courtney states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve thought of doing this or doing that, but it turns out that Ben always got it right the first time.â&#x20AC;? Ben Baldwin (not to be confused with Billy Baldwin, a prominent society decorator from the same period) was a collaborator of I.M. Pei and Louis Kahn, who called him â&#x20AC;&#x153;the classic interior designer.â&#x20AC;? His circle of friends was a whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who of mid-century design â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Calder, and Eliel Saarinen, just to name a few. His clients, including Richard Ave-

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that still radiates a 1970s elegance. “And it works great.” A frieze of Matisse prints, protected by Plexiglas, runs along the wall over the work counter, a testimony to how a simple design element can make such a lasting and timeless impact. “The only things we’ve replaced are the some of the lighting fixtures,” Sandy says. “After 30 years they were starting to rust.” Gardens play an important part in the Baldwin design philosophy. He was one of the first designers to consider them outdoor rooms, with the use of pergolas, paved flooring and outdoor furniture. In his book, “An Autobiography in Design,” he devotes more time to writing about his favorite plants than his favorite houses. He particularly loved bamboo and used four different kinds in his Sarasota garden. “I don’t know of any plant more beautiful. The segmented design, the extraordinary color of fresh green, even the dead leaves covering the ground underneath,” he wrote. Today taking care of the garden falls to

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Brad and it can be a daunting task. Though Baldwin wanted a garden he could manage himself, what he really meant was “manage himself with the help of a full-time gardener.” On a typical day, Brad spends several hours tending and trimming the plants, most of which are the descendents of the ones Baldwin planted. “Ben was always changing things,” Sandy says. “He’d want all white flowers. Then, three months later he would take them all out and replace them with yellow flowers. We keep things much simpler.” The McCourtneys — he is a prominent local photographer and she is a Realtor with ReMax Tropical Sands — raised their two sons, Matt and Wilson, in the house. Today they’re empty nesters, with grandchil-

dren coming for visits. Their art, including Brad’s photographs and a self portrait by artist John Chamberlain (a gift from the artist with whom Brad worked) mix well with pieces they collected while living in Brazil when Sandy was on a Fulbright Fellowship. Brad still paddles his canoe in the lagoon where he and Wilson used to shoot mullet with a bow and arrow. Sometimes a stray manatee comes to visit. And twilight still finds the couple relaxing on the terrace, watching the flocks of birds from up North heading down to the Everglades for the winter, just as the original owner did.

not a part of the Sarasota School of Architecture. He knew many of its members and there are stylistic similarities they share, but his style was more individual, with its emphasis on simplicity, an easy and comfortable lifestyle and, of course, his beloved gardens. Though he designed buildings and interiors all over the world, his only other Sarasota project is the home of Dennis and Graci McGillicuddy, located just down the street from the McCourtney home. In appearance and feeling, the two houses could be brother and sister. But his legacy is worldwide. His furniture designs are part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Louvre in Paris. He was a charter member of the Interior Designer Hall of Fame. He was a designer’s designer, with his innovations and style filtering down through others to create what we now recognize as the mid-century modern look. But his masterpiece remains his own home on Siesta Key, private, subtle and timeless, just like the man himself.

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We found a mirror with two prongs on the back that we strung ribbon through. We looped it through the base and tied it in a knot. Take your thick ribbon and tie a nice-sized bow with long tails using a bunny-ear method of tying. Attach the bow by looping wiring through the back of it, twist it a few times and, then, weave it around the top of the twig frame. You could also use a spray glass frost and stencil to monogram the mirror with a letter or leaf shape.

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After the palm fronds and leaves have dried out, they are ready to be painted. Spray-paint the backsides of the leaves, let them dry, and then do the front. We used two types of leaves in addition to the frond. We painted about 10 leaf groupings gold and the other selection of leaves bronze. Spray the back of the wreath base of woven palm leaves gold, let it dry, and paint the front.

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social studies: Scott George IT’S ANOTHER LILLY PULITZER TIE DAY for Scott George, who is in between morning business meetings and fundraising lunches at the Community AIDS Network ... ... One day last year, after 13 years of chairing galas for the Asolo Theatre, the gala re-opening the Historic Asolo Theater and the grand finale for the Sarasota Opera starring Barbara Cook, Scott sat down with Margaret Wise over lunch to get her advice on where to put his energies. She urged him to get involved with an organization he truly cared about. He’s now serving as the Community AIDS Networks’s first director of development, marketing and public relations. CAN Executive Director Michael Cuffage has turned him loose, knowing he’ll shake things up a bit.

My partner of 31 years, John Mason, brings me breakfast and newspapers every morning. It’s the only thing he does. (Just kidding.) Sixty percent of the time, I talk myself out of going to the gym before work. I could be weeding outside in the garden, or I could be making people crazy. Sometimes I watch MSNBC. I drag my lazy Gordon set-

ter, Nigel, out of bed around 9 o’clock. This is the laziest dog we’ve ever had. I am a clothes horse/old preppy with almost more Lilly Pulitzer than any woman in Sarasota. I was always used to getting dressed up for my former business, but, unless I’m out asking for money and support, I haven’t figured out what to wear other than khakis and a LaCoste shirt. I’ve got to choose from 20 pairs of khakis, 60 LaCoste shirts and 18 pairs of Gucci loafers. My partner calls me ‘Imelda.’ It’s harder to get dressed this way than putting on a suit, jacket and tie. I don’t know why, but it is. I have 30 suits I never wear and five tuxedos.

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The most valuable part of my day is when our executive director, Michael Cuffage, and I sneak outside for sunshine and fresh air. I have 15 minutes alone with him, and I learn about CAN history; who to trust and not to trust; who I can be obnoxious with and who I can’t; his wife and my partner; our dogs and his schemes — he has these amazing ideas on how to take over the world. I adore this man. I’m having fun lunching with friends and philanthropists (I take long, long, long fundraising lunches!) to generate interest in CAN, but in order not to gain weight, I no longer look at the menu, and just say, “Caesar salad, no croutons.” I had lunch with Sally Schule and Susan Jones at Libby’s. It was great fun, because Susan and I have been

trying to meet each other for years. Everyone has been trying to put us together.

I’ve never worked for anybody else on a schedule, and I’ve never taken a nap in my life because I’m a AAA personality. (It’s worse than a Type A.) I actually will come home and pass out. For the last six months, I’ve actually had to report to an office. I hate them (offices). I feel like I’m wasting time and feel guilty. I leave the office every day at 3:30, and by 4, I’m usually trying to spend money at antique stores, Barnes & Noble or The Met. Most people assume that

John and I are out every night of the week. If I don’t have to go out, we are at home eating a glamorous dinner in front of the TV — Meissen china and Georg Jensen silver, mind you. I am a needle pointer and spend the rest of the evening working on a canvas, watching TV (idiotic housewives or foreign films) and talking on the phone at the same time. People always ask me what my favorite restaurant in town is, and I always say, “my house.”

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