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Sports group courts Cedars Tennis Resort Friends of Tennis Inc. say donor makes purchase of more public courts possible. BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

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No political aspirations A brief visitor to the VIP reception at the Sarasota County Republican Lincoln Day dinner April 21 at the Hyatt Sarasota was 3-year-old Charlie Gallagher. Much to the chagrin of his daddy, State Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner Tom Gallagher, Charlie made faces, instead of smiles for the photographer. Perhaps he won’t make it as a politician but as a little boy, he’s a heart-stealer.

Jazz series planned The St. Armands Merchants Association promises some jazzy Fourth Fridays next fall. The St. Armands Circle Smooth Jazz series, presented in cooperation with WSJT 94 of the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, kicks off Friday, Oct. 15. Live jazz will be featured on the Circle as a highlight of the Fourth Friday observances now held by St. Armands merchants. Event organizers promise “fun with style.” If you can’t wait until fall to “hit” the circle, enjoy “Sunset Stroll On the Circle” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 26. Entertainment for the evening includes, Boris, a jazz saxophonist; Woodworks; Classical guitarist Rex Willis; Reflections a la Carte, a classical and jazz brass quartet; and a dance exhibition by Wilson Dancesport International.

Another car sale For the second time in two months, The Lord’s Warehouse has successfully sold a car donated to the shop. Following the April 14 Sunday CONTINUED ON PAGE 2A

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Maryn and her dad, Matt Gresell, were among the more than 3,000 ice cream lovers who enjoyed a cone at Ben & Jerry’s on St. Armands Circle April 22. Free cone day is an annual rite of spring at the ice cream store. This year it also was a celebration of Earth Day.

Officials discuss traffic troubles BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

After enduring seasonal traffic gridlock, residents are responding to the problem and elected officials are studying solutions. Locally, Commissioner Hal Lenobel has formed a citizens committee on Longboat Key in the hopes of avoiding another “horrible traffic season.” In a letter dated April 11 and addressed to Sarasota Chief of Police Gordon Jolly, Lenobel asked the city of Sarasota to consider putting policemen on St. Armands Circle during season. Not to direct traffic, but to let it flow by controlling the pedestrians there. “They (police) would control the movement of pedestrians in small groups, rather than one or two people straggling across the traffic lanes, delaying the movement of cars,” Lenobel wrote. Jolly’s assistant said the chief received the letter April 22 and needs more time to review it before making a comment. Lenobel sent copies of the letter to the city’s mayor and commission, as well. He followed up with a letter to the United States Coast Guard on April 12. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A

Commissioners butt heads over power

The civic group Friends of Tennis Inc. has offered to procure 10 tennis courts on the north end of the island for public use. “We would make this acquisition at no cost to the town,” said Jay Greenblatt, who made the offer to the Town Commission at its April 18 workshop. Friends of Tennis recently acquired federal tax exempt status, so donations to it are tax deductible. Greenblatt said a private donor has offered to provide enough money for the Friends of Tennis to buy the Cedars Tennis Resort, which is housed within Cedars East Condominium. Currently, the town operates six courts on Bay Isles Road. The town budgeted $205,579 for the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center in this fiscal year. In comparison, revenue from the courts amounted to $198,945 in 2001. “As I’m sure you’re aware, our courts are terribly overcrowded,” Greenblatt told commissioners. Greenblatt said the donor would like one thing in exchange for his gift — he would like the courts named in his honor. What that name is remains unknown. The treasurer for Friends of Tennis, Laurin Goldmer, said the donor prefers to remain anonymous for now. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis said the group’s offer is something that “generally could work.” But more research is needed to be sure, he said. The town would have to investigate what rights the surrounding condo owners have to the courts, said St. Denis. The town would also need to know if there is enough parking and whether zoning allows for a public tennis center in that area. Commissioner Hal Lenobel asked whether the research of those issues would CONTINUED ON PAGE 5A


Commissioner Jim Patterson raised the question of how much power is too much for a commissioner. Patterson called for the removal of Mayor John Redgrave from the Metropolitan Planning Organization, a regional transportation authority. Patterson suggested that the responsibility be given to a newer commissioner. “One man should not run the whole railroad,” said Patterson. “I think everybody ought to share.” Redgrave has served as the town’s representative on the board for five years and chaired it for a short time. He said he should be kept on the board, especially because there are ongoing projects there with which he is intimate. “I think it’s important to Longboat Key that we have somebody there they know,” said Redgrave. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A

Shay Sullivan

Ten courts may soon be open to the public.



“Cortez Landing on Longboat” is on exhibit at the Public Safety Complex.

our TOWN service at the Longboat Island Chapel, bids were opened for a 1984 Jaguar Varden-Plas. Robert Sherry of Longboat Key was the high bidder with a bid of $3,211.99. The car had been donated by Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Kahle of Longboat Key. The couple decided to donate, rather than trade or sell the car, after reading about a car given by Janet Schuneman in February. Proceeds are used by The Lord’s Warehouse for various community outreach program.

New acquisition


“Cortez Landing on Longboat Key,” an oil painting donated to the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, is now on display in the new Longboat Key Police Station. The work was created by artist Robert

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Martin McNesky in 1989 for Werner and Nancy Martin of Longboat Key. It represents the artist’s conception of what the beach looked like when Cortez landed here. After review by the Arts Center’s Acquisition Committee, the work, valued at $10,000, was accepted. The work is large, measuring 14.5 by 4.5 feet and weighs 400 pounds. It will remain on exhibit at the police department indefinitely. A plaque with the title of the painting and its donors will be installed shortly.

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Commission nominates residents for boards BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

The town of Longboat Key recently called for talent to serve on its three boards. Newcomer Richard Gilliam of Hornblower Lane put his name forward and is the only applicant who offered to serve on any of the three boards. Gilliam is also the only applicant who did not get nominated by any of the commissioners. Could this be because he and the town are currently at odds over the interpretation of the state’s pool rules? “Probably,” said Gilliam. On April 8, town staff asked the Code Enforcement Board to force Gilliam to renew his building permit and add another safety device to his pool on Hornblower Lane in Country Club Shores. Gilliam said he does not agree that another safety feature is needed. The board decided to allow a month for Gilliam and town officials to discuss what is to be done. During the nomination process, which occurred on April 18, commissioners are not required to give reasons why they did or did not nominate each individual. Gilliam is a retired operations executive for the Coca-Cola Company and recently built a

home on Longboat Key. He said he is “certainly not pleased with the way the town is being run,” and that perhaps that is another reason why he was not nominated. “Hey, it’s their loss,” said Gilliam. There are four seats open on the Planning and Zoning Board, three available on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and three open on the Code Enforcement Board. Nominees to the Planning and Zoning Board included all of the incumbents, Robert Diamant, Jerry G. Lee and Richard D. Levin. Commissioners also nominated Ray Metz, Joan Webster, Peter O’Connor, Pat Arends and Vincent DeLisi for the Planning Board. Nominees to the Code Enforcement Board included all of the incumbents, Bruce N. Balk, Albie Frank and Herbert Kellner. Commissioners also nominated Arends, Roy S. Bellas, Ray Nawrocki and Gwen Ross to the Code Enforcement Board. Nominees to the Zoning Board of Adjustment included DeLisi and Forrest Rivinius, who are incumbents, as well as Nawrocki, Metz and O’Connor. Before nominating anyone, Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough asked why the nomina-

tion process was necessary. He wondered why the whole slate of applicants was not being forwarded to the next regular meeting for a vote. “It will probably end up that way,” said Commissioner Hal Lenobel. Of course, it did not. In other business, the Town Commission: • Discussed whether to sign the Manatee County Inter-Local Accord, which will create a planning authority to deal with issues of annexation within the county. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis warned that the Key will not have its own representative on the new authority. That is OK, if annexation is the only topic, he said. But if the authority’s role expands the lack of representation might become a concern. Lenobel said he is worried about relinquishing any of the island’s authority. Commissioner Ron Johnson said it would be a neighborly gesture to sign the document. Mayor John Redgrave said there will be political repercussions if the town does not sign. The commission decided to have the town attorney draft a letter which would approve the accord, so long as the authority only deals with annexation and the town can withdraw at any time.

Water manager assures town of water safety

Town briefs Minister continues to improve Longboat Island Chapel minister, the Rev. Kenneth Gill, continues to make slow but steady progress at the Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. His condition has been upgraded to serious and he has been moved from the intensive care unit to a regular room. Gill was hospitalized in critical condition April 7, following a motorcycle accident on U.S. 41 and Vamo Road, Sarasota. The driver of the vehicle which turned into his path has been charged. Updates on Gill’s condition are available at He is not yet allowed to receive phone calls or have visitors.


The article in a Sarasota newspaper, read by many Longboat Key residents, is correct — there are disease-causing pathogens in reclaimed water. But, they are the same pathogens people contact when touching a dog, or splashing in a pool, the town’s consultant told the Town Commission. The town’s reclaimed water project manager, Laura Andrews, said she reviewed the information discussed in the article, and does not believe it raised any “significant” health issues. The article in question focused on a state study, in which the germs giardia and cryptosporidium were detected in reclaimed water supplies. Andrews explained that, until recently, those same germs could be found in the city of Sarasota’s reclaimed water, some of which may be used on Longboat Key in the future. But the city looked for the germs voluntarily, Andrews said. State law does not require the city to track the levels of those microorganisms. Because the germs are not regulated, Andrews could not say how much is considered too much. In January 2001, Sarasota’s reclaimed water had 817 cysts of giardia per 100 liters. Andrews said she does not like to see numbers that high. But she does not consider the germs to be an issue anymore, because the city acted to rid its system of them. The city’s wastewater plant improved its filtration methods voluntarily, she explained. Since it made that adjustment in November 2001, the levels of giardia and cyptosporidium are so low they cannot be detected, according to the city’s water quality data. Even if the germs were present at the levels mentioned in the article, a person would have to ingest a milliliter of reclaimed water each day for a year to have a one in 10,000 chance of becoming ill. Andrews said she contacted the doctor quoted in the article, microbiologist Joan Rose of the University of Florida, who did not think residents should be concerned. She encouraged concerned residents to contact Dr. Rose to find out for themselves, by calling 727-553-3928. ❑

• Discussed the need to transfer an additional $76,000 for the replacement of a sewer line at Bay Harbor Club, because the project is going to cost more than the $250,000 budgeted. Lenobel asked how St. Denis accounts for such a sharp increase in cost. St. Denis said town staff relied on professional engineers for an accurate estimate. Patterson said town staff seems to have a hard time hitting budget “targets.” “I take exception to that,” said St. Denis. The commission only hears about projects that come in over budget, he said. Many that are done at or below budget go unnoticed, said St. Denis. • Discussed collaborating with other island communities in Manatee County to provide services. “I don’t mind helping them, but I’d hate like heck to become embroiled in their problems,” said Lenobel. The commission did not decide to join in with the other islands to provide services. • Moved forward a request to approve a merger between AT&T and Comcast. “You can tell them I’m sick of looking at the Flintstones,” said Patterson. ❑

Agenda There are no town meetings scheduled for the upcoming week. — Compiled by Shay Sullivan

Bridge Tender Kenny Barr helps his mother, Edith Dunn, to his chili sample.

Photos by Dora Walters

Chamber sizzles at chili cook-off BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

Cook-off winner Jamie Messer and Jo Ann Wolverton

Jamie Messer of The Wicker Inn walked away with top honors in the first Firehouse Chili Cook-off, sponsored by, held April 18 at the Longboat Key Public Safety Complex. The event was held as the April After Hours gathering. Using a recipe he created himself, Messer called his winning entry, “No-name Chili.” Coming in second place was “Firehouse Chili,” made by firefighter Mike Murphy of the Longboat Key Fire/Rescue Department. Kenny Barr of the Sports Page took third place with “Sports Page” chili. Other entries included: Café on the Bay, “Venison Chili”; Harry’s Continental Kitchen, “Willie’s Chili”; Lynches Landing, “O’Chili”; Tommy Bahama’s, “Kevin’s Kickin’ Tropical Chili”; and Foodies. The program included a presentation of the colors by the Longboat Key Police and Fire Honor Guard. Awards of appreciation were presented to a number of individuals and organization, who assisted in funding the organization of the honor guard. Throughout the evening informal tours of the new complex were conducted. ❑

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A deck segment is placed atop a pier on Bird Key. Starting this week, dozens of segments will be barged to the site and put in place with giant cranes beside the roadway.

Coming Attractions (April 29 to May 5) • Crews will continue forming and placing concrete for bridge piers. • Crews are erecting pre-cast segments for the first span. • Bridge segments are being loaded on barges at Port Manatee. The first segments were received at the bridge site on April 22. Of the 480 bridge segments, 98 have been cast.






CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A “Three mile bumper-to-bumper traffic has been ordinary on the Key, hindering public transportation beyond conception. The resultant effect on business, tourism and general life was almost disabling. Emergency vehicles suffered terribly, as well,” he wrote. Lenobel suggested putting the New Pass and John Ringling bridges on a schedule where they regularly open every 30 minutes, instead of three times an hour. Barry Dragon, head of bridge operations for the Coast Guard, has not yet received the letter. He said mail to the government is now scanned for viruses and opened before it goes to an official. Some incoming mail is more than four months old, he said. Asked whether he thought reducing the bridge openings would help, Dragon said he does not think so. “Sometimes it makes traffic worse,” said Dragon. If the openings are reduced and boats line up waiting to pass, the duration of each opening can increase, he explained. So, instead of three, five-minute openings, motorists might wind up with two, 12-minute openings. Dragon said it is doubtful the bridge schedules would be changed anyway, because the Coast Guard just made changes last year. Also, a bridge can become the focus of angst, but it may not be to blame, he said. “If you’ve got way too many cars for the roadway, there’s nothing I can do with the bridge except never open it,” Dragon said. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to research methods for improving traffic flow in the

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leave me there,” said Redgrave. Redgrave reminded the commissioners they can choose to remove him from the MPO at anytime. “Don’t be paranoid, John,” replied Patterson. After the April 18 workshop, Patterson said the issue is not whether Redgrave can do a good job on the MPO, it is whether other commissioners are being given an equal opportunity to serve. He said responsibilities should be rotated so that the longer a commissioner serves, the more duties he fulfills. “There’s nothing special about the MPO that couldn’t be handled by any of the other commissioners,” Patterson said. “He may like to have all of the power, but I don’t think that one man should have all of the power.” Redgrave said his ego is not involved. “He thinks it’s a power struggle,” said Redgrave. “I think I couched my remarks by saying this is not self serving, because I think it’s the best interest of LBK that I stay there.” ❑

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A Patterson said he does not believe the MPO is so important that it outweighs the need to have commissioners share responsibilities. Both Patterson and Commissioner Hal Lenobel pointed out that as mayor, Redgrave will be busy enough without being committed to the MPO. As mayor, Redgrave is the town’s representative to seven organizations, in addition to serving on the MPO. Both Lenobel and Patterson suggested that Commissioner John Kerwin would be a good candidate to replace Redgrave. But Kerwin decided he would not accept that nomination. Patterson looked to Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough to be on the MPO, but he, too, declined. “It’s getting hard to find somebody to do these things,” said Patterson. Eventually, Redgrave realized he had the majority of the commission on his side. “I have a consensus to region at its April 22 meeting. The board voted to have Alternate Street Design research whether modern roundabouts would work well at 11 locations in Manatee and Sarasota counties. The MPO’s Citizen Advisory Committee chairman, David Sessions, said his group voted 13 to 6 in favor of researching roundabouts. Sessions said one citizen, a civil engineer, did not see roundabouts as workable from an engineering standpoint. Another citizen, who is a police officer, did not think drivers will know how to navigate the roundabouts properly.

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Airport: planes less noisy in 2001 ZBA approves BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

The area around the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport where planes create a significant din shrank by almost 50% in 2001, according to the airport’s annual noise report. “It was pretty much a quiet year,” said the airport’s environmental technician who composed the report, Herman Lawrence. The Federal Aviation Administration rates noise using “day/night sound levels,” (DNL) When the DNL is above 65, the noise level is considered significant. In 2000, the noise above 65 DNL affected 4.02 square miles around the airport. In 2001, that area decreased to 2.30 square miles, according to the noise report. To put that in perspective, Gulf of Mexico Drive is about 3 miles from the airport, as the bird flies. Lawrence said the noise reduction is due

Tennis CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A be done at the town’s expense. St. Denis said the town could require the Friends of Tennis to pay for the staff time to do the research. Or, the town could take on the cost of the task as a form of “due diligence.” St. Denis said he would prefer that the town pay for the research, because he would not want its scope limited by the civic group’s budget. Commissioner Jim Patterson said he wanted to know what exactly was being offered. Would the town also have to take on responsibility for a swimming pool and shuffle board courts?

to a combination of quieter aircraft and a 20% reduction in the volume of flights after Sept. 11. The airport uses 12 monitoring stations to record noise created by planes. None of the stations is on Longboat Key, which has sued to stop the airport’s plans to route more planes over the island. Monitoring stations are used to find out how much noise is being generated by planes flying at 1,000 feet or lower, said Lawrence. Because planes are usually higher than 2,000 feet by the time they reach the Key, a monitoring station is not required, he explained. Lawrence said he received “a few” complaints from Longboat Key residents about noise in 2001. But the complaints were about military aircraft flying low during an air show, not regular flights, he said. The total number of complaints about noise at the airport dropped from 381 in 2000 to 274 in 2001. In comparison, the air-

port received about 1,500 complaint calls in 1995. If the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of the airport’s new flight path, all departing planes will come over central Longboat Key before turning north or south. Currently, planes departing for a southern destination fly over Longboat Key, while those headed north do not. The flight path for arriving planes would remain the same under the new plan. The airport’s executive director, Fred Piccolo, said there are about 20 departures a day. So, with the new route, there would be one plane coming over Longboat Key every two hours at 3,000 feet or higher, he said. “That’s why we feel that this isn’t a huge issue. I’d love to have more traffic, but we don’t,” said Piccolo. Longboat Key taxpayers paid $397,787.81 in legal fees to fight the airport’s new flight plans. ❑

St. Denis said he would hope a pro-shop came with the courts, to give the town a base of operations. But the town would not seek to become involved with the other amenities, he said. “We don’t want to be in their shuffleboard business,” said St. Denis. Commissioner John Kerwin asked whether the people at Cedars are willing to sell the courts. St. Denis said he does not believe the Cedars condominium owners own the courts as well. He said he thinks the developer of the property retained ownership of the courts. Mayor John Redgrave wanted to be sure that the town was only being asked to allow more fact finding to occur at this point. St. Denis said that is correct.

Redgrave said he favored having the town pay to research the matter. “We did it all for Durante,” he said, in reference to Joan M. Durante Park. “Sounds like a good idea to me,” said Vice Mayor Ron Johnson. Lenobel said he thinks the gift would be a wonderful opportunity, but he is concerned about what it would end up costing the town. St. Denis said promising to not spend any money on the matter would make proceeding difficult, “There is a cost to the town.” The commission came to a consensus to have St. Denis and his staff investigate the offer. He said he would try to gather information and schedule a special meeting on the issue before the May workshop. ❑

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The Zoning Board of Adjustment granted a waiver from the town rules for a couple seeking to build an addition above its garage at 3545 Fair Oaks Lane. Donald and Ann Saxe asked to increase the height of their addition enough so that the line from the top of the building to the ground would be at a 62-degree angle. Town rules require that line to be at a 58-degree angle or less. The rule is called the “daylight plane” and it is designed to keep buildings from blocking out sunshine. Town staff found that the higher building would leave the next door neighbor’s view “relatively unaffected,” and recommended approval of the waiver. Town Planner Monica Daigle also pointed out that others in the neighborhood have constructed similar additions. “As the majority of the homes in the adjacent area exceed the daylight plane ordinance, we feel it would be unfair to restrict the original purchaser from building an additional bedroom/bath, which will still be lower in height than many of the surrounding homes,” wrote the contractor for the project, Charles V. Re, to the town. Board member C. Edward Blair asked if the Saxes’ neighbors had commented on the request. He learned that the neighbors were notified of the plan and had not written or spoken to town staff about it. “So this is uncontested as it stands now?” asked Chairman Vince DiLisi. “Yes,” said Daigle. The board unanimously approved the waiver. The board also voted unanimously to make DeLisi chairman, Forrest Rivinius vice chairman and Marilyn Bezner secretary. ❑







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Traffic III: It’s about customer service Good for Longboat Key Commissioner Hal Lenobel. Rather than just yickety-yack and bellyache about all the traffic jams during the most recent height of season, Lenobel is attempting to do something constructive. So is Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie, who has stated publicly his intentions to seek relief at the traffic bottleneck at Cortez Road and Gulf Drive. This is as it should be. Citizens are getting involved, too. Veronica Brady, a Sarasota resident and head of SunTrust Bank’s Longboat Key operation, is forming a citizens-based volunteer group to work with all of the municipalities and government agencies involved in traffic control on Longboat Key and at both ends of Longboat Key. As everyone on Longboat, Bird, Lido and St. Armands keys and Bradenton Beach knows, from January through March traffic is the pits at the following nine locations: • The bridges (Cortez Bridge, Longboat Pass Bridge, New Pass Bridge and Ringling Causeway Bridge) • St. Armands Circle • Gulf Drive, from Longboat Pass to the Cortez Bridge • Gulf of Mexico Drive, especially the southern end • Stop light at Gulf Gate/Sunset drives and Gulf Stream • Gulf Stream and Tamiami Trail Motorists, residents and tourists complain and complain, and nothing is ever resolved. Oh, wait. We take that back. The city of Sarasota installed speed bumps on the northeast leg of Washington on St. Armands — the equivalent of dabbing Clearasil on a zit. And, of course, it has taken us 10 years and $30 million more than it should have to begin, finally, the construction of a fixed-span bridge on the Ringling Causeway. At this rate, we’ll all be dead and broke by the time every traffic bottleneck is addressed. To be sure, we probably aren’t helping cross-bay diplomacy with a snarky attitude. But it continues to confound us how little the idea of “customer service” enters the thought process of government agencies. That’s what this is about — the customer. Here’s a thought, for instance, that should be droned into everyone’s head in every sector of Sarasota and Bradenton: Our economy and our families’ livelihoods depend on tourism and the annual return of seasonal residents to this region. Without them, the cost of living here would be much higher and the quality of life would be much lower.

And with that in mind, it would behoove us to make our visitors’ experience here as pleasant as possible. If Rudy Giuliani can change the customer-service attitudes of all those cabbies with no vowels in their names, surely we can instill a sense of customer service in all those government agencies responsible for the smooth flow of traffic. One of the problems, of course — and we hesitate to harp on it here — is government itself. Imagine this: standing in line at the grocery store for an hour and a half and moving only inches at a time (as we do on Gulf of Mexico Drive, Gulf Drive and the Ringling Causeway). No grocery would last. Indeed, private owners have the profit incentive to make sure customers have a pleasant experience. If, say, private road owners found their roads congested, they either would raise the price to drive on the roads or build more roads to meet demand. Government, on the other hand, has no incentive to relieve traffic congestion. It has a monopoly on the roads and routes; worse, it allocates the resources for the roads and highways according to political pressure. These are realities we cannot skirt. So we have little choice but to engage in the pressure process as well. Lenobel and Brady’s newly formed citizens’ traffic group is not seeking big, expensive favors or the construction of new roads and bridges — at least not to start. What they do want, however, is a dialogue with the traffic powers-that-be to try to implement some common-sense steps — officers directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic, synchronized stop lights and fewer bridge openings at key hours. All of these would go a long way toward a simple but important objective: customer service. ❑❑❑

About that ‘desal’ plant … News item, The Longboat Observer, April 11: “The town is at the tail end of Manatee County’s water system, which is serving more people each year. As every new county resident turns on a faucet, the Key’s water pressure drops that much more.” Town officials say the dribbling water pressure on the Key during the crush of the season is only a two-week-a-year phenomenon. Not to worry, they say. But as the aforementioned paragraph points out, as more people move into Manatee County, Longboat’s water pres-

sure — because we’re at the end of the water pipeline — will continue to drop. This should make us think more about a desalination plant. This much is sure: Manatee’s population will continue to grow. ❑❑❑

Heading in the right direction Now we’re getting somewhere. The Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board has crossed an important threshold when board members decided last week to address a topic that has been taboo for nearly two decades: Longboat’s density. It appears they are embracing what many commercial property owners know. If commercial properties are to be upgraded and redeveloped, there must be flexibility in what can be built. It’s a positive step that board members see that additional residential units must be allowed. What’s more, Town Attorney David Persson has helped the discussion by allaying concerns that Longboat already has reached its maximum density. Alas, the discussions about commercial properties are being conducted in a rational framework. ❑❑❑

Tundra wins over man Nutball Saddam Hussein is engaging his fellow Arabs to ban oil sales to the United States. Meanwhile, U.S. Sens. Tom Daschle, Joseph Lieberman, their fellow Senate Democrats and eight turncoat Republicans voted last week to block oil drilling in the Alaskan Arctic. Whose side are these senators on? Ours or Saddam’s? Man’s or the tundra (tundra, by the way, that provides little benefit to 280 million Americans)? Once again the left has sacrificed man (especially the poor who pay the highest price for gasoline) at the altar of misplaced, political priorities and environmental wacko-ism. ❑❑❑

Prayers for Rev. Gill Best wishes and prayers to the Rev. Kenneth Gill, pastor of the Longboat Key Island Chapel, as he recovers from his April 7 motorcycle accident.

Double standards

Why can U.S. destroy terrorism but Israel can’t? When suicide bombers attacked the United States last September, nothing could stop our retaliation. Yet when suicide bombers attack Israel, week after week, Israel is told — even by Americans — to back off. When we bombed Afghanistan, where Al Qaeda was organized, it was a mission to “smoke them out.” Yet when Israel attacks its hornet’s nest of terror, it is accused of “occupying” and told to retreat. When we fired on Kabul, from the safety of the air, we said innocent people would be caught in the crossfire and, sadly, this was war. Yet when Israeli soldiers go door to door in Palestinian areas, the most dangerous yet humane way to root Mitch out terrorists, we call them “murderALBOM ers” the moment one civilian is killed. When Osama bin Laden denied any involvement with Sept. 11, we said he was lying and vowed to get him “dead or alive.” Yet when groups tied to Yasser Arafat boldly claim responsibility for suicide attacks, Israel is told not to harm their leader. When we struck back against extremist terror, Israel was behind us. When Israel strikes back, we say, “Enough is enough.” You tell me. Is that hypocritical?

When we were scorned by critics who thought our treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo was inhumane — because we bound them, gagged them and blindfolded them — we bristled and said, “These are dangerous people.” Yet when Israel demands certain Palestinians strip and stay on the ground, we say this is outrageous and must be stopped. When a videotape emerges showing bin Laden speaking of Sept. 11, we say it proves the man is evil. Yet when Israelis produce documents to show Arafat funds terror, they are accused of forgery. When certain Muslims suggest we hear out bin Laden and Al Qaeda, that we understand their cause and the reasons for their anger, we grit our teeth and say those people want us dead, why should we talk to them? Yet when Israel says the same thing, it is told it must be sympathetic and negotiate — even with people who deny Israel’s right to exist. You tell me. Is that hypocritical? War means death. There are innocent victims — Palestinians as well as Israelis — on all sides of this equation. But let’s be consistent. Our nearly 3,000 dead in the World Trade Center was horrific, but Israel, relative to its small population, has lost a half-dozen World Trade Centers in the last 18 months — all to suicide bombing. Every time you see five Israelis dead in an attack, it is as if 250 Americans died here. How many of those events would it take for us to lash out with all our power?

Would we pause and consider that the enemy wanted its own state? Or that its people were “desperate”? No way. For radical groups such as Hamas and Hizballah, statehood is not a stop sign anyhow. They want Israel obliterated, state or no state, the same way bin Laden wants Westerners obliterated. Bin Laden had his own country. He had billions. Did land and money keep him from murder? No. No more than desperation drives you to it. There have been desperate people in Rwanda and Bosnia, yet they never chose to blow themselves up. There have been occupied people across the globe — even right here, with American Indians. Would we accept it if descendants of the Sioux Nation began blowing themselves up in shopping malls? There is a difference between “desperate” and “brainwashed.” Desperate people want to make their lives better. Brainwashed people think “kaboom” sends you to heaven. Innocents are being killed on both sides. The difference is, for Palestinian terrorists, those are the targets. We can tell the Israelis to stop, but we wouldn’t stop. We can tell them to negotiate, but we wouldn’t negotiate. We can see their dead and say it hurts as much as ours, but we don’t mean it. Because if it were ours, we’d be doing what they’re doing. And we’d damn anyone who spoke against us. Mitch Albom is the author of “Tuesdays with Morrie” and a sports columnist for the Detroict Free Press. He can be reached at


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Cooperation works A letter to Longboat Library Board, Sarasota County Public Libraries and Longboat Key Town Commission Dear Editor: Longboat Key has had bookmobile service for nearly a year now. The program is off to a good start. Your hard work is an example of the public benefits that can derive from cooperation among different governments and a private non-profit organization. Thomas H. Jones Longboat Key

Not the real story Dear Editor: Your article on the possibility of widening access to the County Library System was interesting, but you missed the real story. It was Nancy Pike, the director of the library, who suggested the automated checkout system. It was only when County Commissioner David Mills thought it a good idea for the county to pick up the cost from the library budget that the system became suddenly very complicated. The system is simple and almost foolproof. This is just a case of a bureaucrat not wanting to spend her money on something that is of advantage to Longboat Key. As for her meeting with our local library people, don’t hold your breath. Al Green Longboat Key

A bridge with no river Dear Editor: Now I am confused. The April Fools’ issue of The Longboat Observer clearly confesses that Pages 1A to 7A “are not true.” The proofreader must have been mistaken, because you must have meant to include in this category the story about the reclaimed water loan on Page 9A. The jocular and lovable members of the Town Commission certainly wouldn’t start spending real money on the town manager’s project, without, as they all solemnly promised, having clients already signed up. What gives? It is post-election time, and the voters have clearly spoken. They seem to have voted for a reclaimed water facility if it is fully funded by the contracted users, and it



does not cost the taxpayers anything. This spin had been swallowed by the commission’s willing accomplices. Country Club Shores Association, Unit 5 lobbied its members with “Who will pay? Only the users. Taxes will not be raised.” The Longboat Key Public Interest Committee, the avowed champion of the people, in its Voice publication prior to the vote, states, “The wording of the referendum does give the commission the option of assessing everyone if it should choose a General Obligation bond, but that would be subject to a voter referendum.” When this patently disingenuous statement was brought to PIC’s attention, its spokesman avowed that the facts were correct since the article was reviewed by the town manager prior to publication. As an at-risk taxpayer, I would like to know exactly what has been paid out of the general funds for this project and exactly how much is already committed. Our nonhair-splitting town manager does not seem to connect “spend” with “pledge.” To some of us, there is really no difference. And it is unreasonable to accept the statement that neither the town manager nor the finance director know our “cost exposure” to the time of signing up customers. The commissioners should start being less cavalier with our money. And, if the town’s engineering consultants are so certain of this reclaimed water scheme, then it should be willing to do the preliminary work on a contingency basis. Since the town manager has proven himself such an outstanding salesman, he can certainly sell this type of arrangement to them. And, if there is to be a deal made with the city of Sarasota, I would suggest our commissioners with business experience volunteer to be part of it. If the contemplated project goes forward, on the day that it is completed our town will be committed to take (and pay for) 2.5 million gallons per day of reclaimed water (also known as sewage treatment plant effluent) onto our island. Of course, the plans indicate that we will have completed the construction of a massive 2.5 million-gallon storage tank at the south end of the Key. But this will handle only one day’s flow. Once this is filled to capaci-

ty, and there is insufficient demand, such as occurs during rainy weather, where does the rest go? Citizens, grab your buckets! This water subject brings to mind a quotation attributed to Nikita Khrushchev: “Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even when there is no river.” Brad Saivetz Longboat Key

Traffic suggestion Dear Editor: I would like to congratulate you for the two lead editorials this week. They should be read by all Longboaters. There is one other improvement that could be made at Ringling and Golden Gate intersection. Extend the southbound turn lane all the way back to Golden Gate Street. This can be done with minimal cost. It would speed up the cars going south on U.S. 41. C.R. Jamison Longboat Key

World war woes Dear Editor: Here we are at the brink of World War III — how did we get here? Those of us throughout the Western world who tried in vain to make our voices heard are now being rewarded by this obvious truth. Those who turn their faces away from evil in the Islamic world, the vile antiSemitism, the vicious depiction of our Western civilization in the Arab schools, the demeaning and denigrating of America, these voices of moral equilence, rationalization, political correctness, have led us down this garden path. Starting with Oslo, episode after episode of horrific attacks on innocent men, women and children by Islamics have gone untouched for years. The worldwide media in the Western world, aided and abetted the Palestinian terrorists, by casting Israel as the aggressor and occupier and giving honor to barbaric Palestinians who prefer death to life. The appeasement of the Arabs by the diplomats of almost every western European nation has brought us to this calamity. I ask again when will we ever learn? Maye Lavinson Longboat Key

These are goals? Dear Editor: Either you, your managing editor or the Longboat Key commissioners are wrong to refer to their 2002 objectives as goals. I am not even sure you can refer to their itemsdesired as objectives but rather “targeted tasks.” Anyway, they are definitely not goals. With many organizations that operate to a “goals and objectives” discipline, this confusion is pervasive and a source of confusion with their managers and individual contrib-

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utors. Now, the townspeople, newspaper persons and the like are confused. Incidentally, our commissioners have made exactly the same error for the last few years. As a group, they should A) go to Barnes & Noble and purchase a book on how to plan and implement goals and objectives; B) stop using this nomenclature; C) learn to develop a “real” set of goals for Longboat Key; or D) encourage you to stop certifying their nomenclature with stories and headlines above the fold. Let’s set the townspeople on the right path, get the commissioners on the “straight and narrow” to accomplish these tasks. You should call these activities what they really are — a commissioners’ “to do” list. Of course, you could say, “A rose is a rose, is a rose ... ” Charles Ross Longboat Key

Possible traffic solution Dear Editor: From my observations the main cause of congestion at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Gulfstream, which backs up over the bridge during heavy traffic times, is the large number of cars that want to go north on U.S. 41, which back up onto the bridge. This double lane of cars backs up so far that cars that would be going south on 41 are blocked from going there by the traffic waiting to go north. The situation could be eliminated if the two lanes of traffic that wish to go north were elevated after the bridge, on a roadway that returned to the street level of U.S. 41 at Fruitville. Larry Simonds Sunset Beach

Van Wezel is fire hazard Dear Editor: Good friends invited my wife and I to see the Englebert Humperdink show at the Van Wezel March 25, which was a most enjoyable event. We’ve owned a place on Longboat Key a little more than 12 years and in all that time have never ever been inside the Van Wezel. What a fearful sight! Why? It’s an incredible firetrap — absolutely no aisles, for one thing. I am not an architect, designer, fire control expert, none of that, but I don’t have to be to see the obvious dangers ... that in the event of a major fire 60%, 70% perhaps 80% of the audience could perish. The wonderful continuous entertainment offered at the Van Wezel must attract a full house most, if not all, the time. Where’s the fire marshal? Let’s replace the building on the same site, same name, with a structure that meets today’s fire code so we can save lives today that we might otherwise lose tomorrow. We can be counted on to contribute. Robert R. DeVore Longboat Key

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11:46 a.m. — 6800 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject cited for driving an unregistered car. 12:35 p.m. — 300 block North Shore Road. Traffic violation. Subject gave police a false name because he did not want to be jailed for driving with a suspended license. Arrested. 12:49 p.m. — 300 block Longboat Club Road. Property damage. Golf ball hit BMW. 1:55 p.m. — GMD at Lyons Lane. Traffic accident. Subject did not yield to oncoming car when he turned in front of it and was hit, causing $4,000 worth of damage. 10:01 p.m. — 6000 block GMD. Burglary. Subject said window screens were pried off home. Police do not think anyone entered home because dust on the window frames remained undisturbed.

The following reports are actual reports compiled by the Longboat Key Police Department. They are all answered and dealt with by members of the department or referred to others for action.

April 5 1:34 p.m. — 6800 block Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Traffic violation. Subject with cracked taillight cited for operating with a suspended license. 3:03 p.m. — 6300 block GMD. Animal. Police took loose dog into custody. 4:27 p.m. — 1100 block GMD. Code enforcement. Police had abandoned car towed.

April 6 11:27 p.m. — 5000 block GMD. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Ticketed. 11:40 p.m. — 5100 block GMD. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Ticketed.

April 7 1:02 a.m. — 4000 block GMD. Welfare check. Police found elderly woman standing by road in nightgown and returned her to her family. 9:34 a.m. — Longboat Pass Bridge. Warrant. Subject whose fishing license was being checked arrested on warrant for failure to pay child support.

April 8 9:14 a.m. — 200 block Sands Point Road. Larceny. Pool attendant said a family pulled up in a minivan. Two children got out and started loading several bundles of towels into the van. Police received a license plate number and are investigating. 8:05 p.m. — 4000 block GMD. Suspicious vehicle. Store clerk called cops on man who bought coffee and a newspaper and spent 20 minutes in the parking lot reading. The man left before police arrived. 11:26 p.m. — 600 block Broadway. Domestic disturbance. Subject argued with her boyfriend.

April 9 4:10 p.m. — 2600 block GMD. Narcotics violation. Subject given notice to appear in court after admitting he had cannabis in his car. 10:21 p.m. — 1700 block GMD. Larceny. Subject’s tag stolen.


Cops’ Corner Scorecard Noises Construction Parties Strange Fireworks

Missing Items 4 0 3 0

Critters Barking dogs Dead turtles Injured birds Loose dogs Loose opossum

2 0 0 7 0

High Crimes Burglaries Drug arrests Larceny Trespassing Vandalism Warrant arrests

8 6 10 11 4 5

Vehicular Occurrences Assault with car Auto/bike accidents Crashes DUI Fender benders Hit and run License suspensions Traffic violations

0 3 24 9 12 0 0 60

Cell phones Children Diamonds Jewelry/watches Purses/wallets Golf clubs Fishing poles Boats Mailboxes

3 0 1 7 14 0 0 2 1

Only on Longboat Lost and found people Beach nudity Code violations Personality conflict Rude in restaurant Picking toenails Elvis sightings Explicit Speedos Anthrax anxieties Pet peeves Crossdresser crossing

0 0 34 17 0 0 0 1 4 0 1

*Statistics represent the reports published in Cops’ Corner year-to-date. They are not the official number of calls handled by the police.

2:38 p.m. — 300 block North Shore Road. Indecent exposure. Subject in a loosely fitting Speedo was told to put shorts on by female officer who noticed that subject’s rear end was exposed to passing drivers. 6:58 p.m. — 300 block North Shore Road. Burglary. Subject said someone took two pairs of shoes from his truck. 10:07 p.m. — 2300 block Harbor Oaks Drive. Disturbance. Subject said golf course sprinklers hit his porch. Police told subject this is a civil matter.

April 10 1:50 a.m. — 800 block Broadway. Trespassing. Police found a bolt cutter, rope, a sleeping bag and a golf club in car driven by a juvenile warned for trespassing. 7:42 p.m. — 600 block Roundtree Drive. Phone call. Subject said a woman called from Mexico asking for subject’s address. Woman said she received mail for subject, who was advised to check her finances for signs of fraud. 11:12 p.m. — 100 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject arrested for driving without first getting a license. 11:40 p.m. — GMD at Yawl Lane. Suspicious person. Subject warned for riding bike at night without lights.

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2:26 a.m. — St. Armands Circle. Traffic violation. Subject pulled over for weaving passed sobriety tests. 11:52 a.m. — 600 block Weston Pointe Court. Subject said a neighbor he has not looked at or talked to for two years left a “horrible” and insulting message on his answering machine. Neighbor said subject gave her dirty looks. Police taped the message and were asked to patrol the area more often. 4:40 p.m. — 3700 block GMD. Larceny. Subject is missing a 15 horsepower boat motor. 9:40 p.m. — 6700 block GMD. Suspicious circumstance. Subject who has been burglarized in past said someone moved chairs on her front porch.

April 12 12:17 a.m. — 4700 block GMD. Disturbance. Subject refused to pay bar bill and went outside to sit in a plant potter. Police found him there and he refused to leave. Police struggled with him before taking him to jail on charges of resisting arrest, trespassing and disorderly intoxication. In his vehicle, police found two different California licenses, a death certificate, human ashes in a box labeled “Pokey,” and an X-rated video. 5:20 a.m. — 300 block North Shore road. Suspicious vehicle. Subject wants extra patrol because a vehicle pulled into her driveway. 7:42 a.m. — 6700 block GMD. Larceny. Subject said someone tore through a screen and took $250 from a wallet in his home. 8:50 a.m. — 4200 block GMD. Larceny. Subject said he found his screen cut and $500 missing from his home. 9:25 a.m. — 6000 block GMD. Traffic accident. Subject said a woman pointed upwards with her middle finger and hit him while trying to pass. Police caught up with woman, who said she was upset because she was ill, and cited her for aggressive careless driving. 1:05 p.m. — Sarasota County Traffic violation. Subject ignored police sirens and drove to Sarasota with cruiser behind




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Should these Florida lawyers be fined $500,000? The right to sue anybody, anytime, for anything is a fundamental legal principle grounded deep in American jurisprudence. But clearly, it is not an absolute right. When it is abused by frivolous litigation, the law acts quickly and harshly to extinguish such claims. It is often said that justice delayed is justice denied. True, one disturbing explanation is the commencement of meritless lawsuits, clogging courts calendars, thus delaying the resolution of meritorious actions. A bold, far-reaching decision, seeking to quell false claims, was made against two South Florida lawyers, husband and wife, Bill and Karen Amlong by federal Judge Joan Lenard. She imposed sanctions against them amounting to $500,000 plus. The facts leading to the punishment arose from the representation of Floride Norelus, a Denny’s restaurant employee, who claimed that she was subjected to many violent criminal acts, including rape, while employed, by two other Denny’s employees. A cursory examination of the charges showed egregious flaws and thus the allegations in the complaint were baseless. Nevertheless, the Amlong lawyers proceeded vigorously with the case. Lenard wrote that the Amlongs demonstrated “bad faith and willful disregard for the judicial process” and thus the heavy sanctions against them were justified. That opinion has caused much concern for some Florida attorneys: “What I’m seeing is judges requiring a higher level of proof ... and they are more open to dismissing cases and awarding costs.” Flaws in the Norelus case appeared early and deep, reflecting

the sham claims. In the plaintiff’s deposition (answering questions before trial) she charged and then withdrew assertions that she was attacked in a certain place by Denny’s employees. The court rejected the explanation that her mistake was caused by lack of understanding of the English language. The court continued: “From the onset, plaintiff’s testimony and conduct called into question the validity of her claims. Plaintiff not only forgot details set forth in her complaint but provided several inconsistent versions of the events as outright falsehoods.” As required by law, parties were required to file a list of witnesses expected to testify in the trial. When the plaintiff’s list was submitted, defendant’s counsel deposed them. The judge opined that none of these witnesses knew anything about the allegations or could lend support to the claims. And one witness averred that Norelus spoke happily about having sex at work. Eventually, Lenard dismissed the complaint, citing the plaintiff’s “willful contempt for the judicial process.” The Denny’s lawyers were not satisfied with the dismissal but they demanded reimbursement of Denny’s counsel fees. In upholding the request, the court ruled that the actions of the plaintiff’s attorneys were “vexatious and contrary.” In fining the attorneys $500,000 the jurist declared, “Attorneys are not only responsible for investigating the claims of a lawsuit prior to filing but have a continuing obligation throughout the pendency of the action. If evidence becomes known that is contrary to the asserted claims or if it becomes clear that the claim is baseless, attorneys have an obligation to seek voluntary dismissal. The

record demonstrates that reasonable investigations would have made any reasonable attorney aware of the frivolity of the case.” The message has reached the Florida lawyers: “Beware of clients, of claims that sound too good to be true.” (James K. Green, attorney). (Source: Norelus v. Denny’s Inc. Fla. No. 94-2680-Civ.) James Durante, a Longboat Key resident, is a retired member of the New York Bar. ❑


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April 13 10:20 a.m. — 1600 block GMD. Traffic accident. Police officer was cited for crossing a lane of traffic and crashing into a car while responding to an emergency call. The crash caused $1,500 worth of damage. 7:53 p.m. — 500 block Bay Isles Road. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Warned. 10:04 p.m. — 600 block St. Judes Drive. Fire. Subject warned for allowing children to have bonfire. 11:28 p.m. — GMD at North Shore Road. Code enforcement. Subjects warned for being on beach after hours.

April 14 12:15 a.m. — 100 block North Shore Road. Camping. Subjects warned for camping. 3:18 a.m. — 6800 block GMD. Code enforcement. Subjects warned for being on beach after hours. 3:37 a.m. — GMD at North Shore Road. Code enforcement. Subjects warned for being on beach after hours. 1:47 p.m. — 5500 block GMD. Narcotics violation. Subject given notice to appear for cannabis police found in his car. 3:59 p.m. — 3300 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject arrested for operating with a suspended license. 5:32 p.m. — 3400 block GMD. Larceny. Subject’s car window was smashed and a purse containing $7 taken.


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Panoramic views of Gulf, bay & skylines from every room of this 10th floor beachfront unit. $559,000. Anne Mitchell, 388-4447. #218215 COREY'S LANDING VILLA - Spacious 3BR home w/ big lake & golf course views. Private pool, community pool, tennis courts & private beach club. $550,000. Andy & Tom Cail, 387-7833. #209927 WONDERFUL NORTH LONGBOAT LOCATION Perfect for beach & boating enthusiasts. Charming, bright, open home situated for tropical privacy among luxurious, newly constructed homes. $499,900. John Zisman, 504-2393. #216394 GRAND BAY CHARMER on the bay. Furnished & ready for immediate occupancy. Light, bright & welcoming 2BR w/ upgraded kitchen & extended wrap balcony. Superb amenities. $469,000. Jenifer Schwell, 388-4447 or 388-4442. #211136 GREAT OPEN FLOOR PLAN w/ Mexican tile & wood floors. Over 2,300 sq. ft. under air on quiet corner w/ garden setting & circular drive. $469,000. Rita & John August, 388-4447. #212769 PRISTINE CONDITION 3BR home w/ 2 balconies overlooking canal. Light, bright & open plan w/ screened lanai. New roof, boat dock & recapped seawall. Great value. $459,000. Catherine de'Ath, 388-4447. #214247 INN ON THE BEACH Only beachfront club suite in building #4. First floor walk down unit near beach and pool. Gross rental revenue of $55,000. $329,000. Saint Cacchiotti & Gail Wittig, 356-8007. #218160 INN ON THE BEACH Tranquil setting from comfortable club suite w/ wonderful views. Great investment opportunity to own in premier resort community. Gross 2001 revenue of $41,000. $235,000. Saint Cacchiotti & Gail Wittig, 356-8007. #217636 INN ON THE BEACH Great investment opportunity to own a unit at The Longboat Key Club. Club suite w/ beautiful garden & golf course views. $215,000. Saint Cacchiotti & Gail Wittig, 356-8007. #215334 – MAINLAND – GATED, WALLED BAYFRONT ESTATE w/ fabulous bay & sunset views. Home theatre, indoor & outdoor pools, elevator, 4-car garage. Two lots w/ lighted tennis court & 2 boat docks. A Sotheby's listing. $5,975,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447. #215710 FIVE-ACRE EXECUTIVE ESTATE Spectacular Boca Grande-style residence nestled among private, tropical garden setting on sailboat water. Many French doors, wood decks & fruit trees. $1,500,000. Richard Tritschler, Jr, 966-8000.



ENJOY WONDERFUL BAY VIEWS Very tastefully furnished 1BR unit in new downtown building. Fitness center, meeting/gathering rooms & TV rooms available. $289,000. Joan Boltax, 388-4447 or 350-6390. #217719 MAGNIFICENT WOODED LOT in splendid location near the bay in Oaks I. $275,000. Terri Derr & Ken Torrington, 356-6694 & 356-8204. #217796 PRIVATE, TREE-LINED ENCLAVE. Generous open plan features 3BRs + den, formal dining room, great room & private, screened lanai. Numerous upgrades. $255,900. Lisa Marx, 951-6660 or 376-1299. #217701 COUNTRY MANOR Wonderful family neighborhood is the setting for this 3BR w/ open plan & huge all-white kitchen. $255,000. Barbara Dumbaugh, 388-4447. #217802 SOUGHT-AFTER FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD Former Bamboo 3BR model home features open kitchen, family room w/ fireplace & formal dining & living rooms. Private pool & fenced backyard. $253,000. Jan Bradley, 951-6660. #217686

PRIVATE, GATED & WALLED GULF-FRONT ESTATE. Over 6,000 sq. ft. on 3 levels w/ large rooms & high ceilings opening to enormous covered porches. Spectacular Gulf views. $3,950,000. Annette Ayers, 966-8000. #209597

WOODLAND PARK Newly remodeled 3BR w/ heated pool/spa & large, private backyard. $250,000. Barbara Dumbaugh, 388-4447. #218269 ENJOY LOVELY LAKES VIEWS from this light & bright 2BR condo in gated community of The Landings. Attractively decorated, turnkey furnished 1st floor unit. $239,000. Judy Greene, 349-3444 or 925-7757. #218279

The Renaissance THE RENAISSANCE OF SARASOTA. City living, Sarasota style, with all the amenities. Walk to the Van Wezel. Enjoy bay views. Decorated 1, 2 & 3BR models open. $200,000s to $500,000s+. Karen Wall, Martina Coppenrath & Eric Massey, 951-6660 & 955-2955.

THE PHOENIX. Only 1 residence remains. Situated on Golden Gate Point. 3,800 square feet of luxury, including 3 bedrooms and den, gracious terraces, 2-car garages and elevators. Fitness center atop the tower. $1,395,000. $1,395,000. Marian Nikita, 321-7224. STUNNING, VIVID & DRAMATIC, describes this 3,500 sq. ft. home in University Park. Exquisite details throughout w/ outdoor verandah, summer kitchen, waterfall pool & lush, tropical landscaping. $1,100,000. Linda Driggs, 951-6660 or 922-1459. #218298 EXCEPTIONAL SARASOTA BAYFRONT VIEW Over 2,500 sq. ft. of living space is afforded in this tastefully decorated downtown condominium, w/ 2 large verandahs for outside entertaining. $949,000. Nina Dearing, 809-0038. #218033 FABULOUS 3BR CONDO w/ spectacular bay views, in downtown Sarasota. Amenities include granite counters, built-ins, & 2 secured parking spaces. Near theatres & restaurants. $879,000. Joyce Naegele, 3493444 or 586-7959. #217988 BEAU CEIL AT BOULEVARD OF THE ARTS delights the senses with spectacular views of Sarasota Bay and the city lights. A luxurious tower of 44 condominium residences of 2,300 to 7,000 square feet, Beau Ceil resides in the heart of Sarasota's cultural arts district. Priced from $849,000 to $2,895,000+. $849,000. Nancy Betty & Nell Leffel, 955-3034 & 866-442-6636. GATED, LUSH & PRIVATE LOT w/ charming 3BR treehouse on almost 1/2 acre between Osprey & Orange. Separate art studio & potential guest suite. $695,000. Kim & Michael Ogilvie, 951-6660 or 923-0373. #217622 PRISTINE PRESTANCIA RESIDENCE affords panoramic golf & lake views w/ extensive tropical landscaping. Newly updated Rutenberg 4BR pool home w/ spectacular state-of-the-art kitchen. $599,000. Stephen Perez, 966-8000 or 320-7300. #217962 PRESTANCIA PERFECTION Custom-built Tudor-style 4BR home in exclusive & gated TPC community, designed for entertaining. Family room w/ fireplace. Caged, heated pool & spa. $550,000. Suzan Cromwell, 376-7766. #213245 LUXURIOUS ESTATE-SIZED VILLA in sparkling condition. Five BR residence features lap pool, lavish landscaping & distant golf course views. $549,900. Valerie Woodger, 951-6660. #217958 LOVELY HOME on large double lot in sought-after Oyster Bay area. Surrounded by tranquil lake setting w/ lush landscaping & huge trees. $436,000. Stacy Liljeberg & Bill Hackett & Karen Chandler, 544-6103 & 366-7107 & 349-3444. #217684 COUNTRY CLUB OF SARASOTA Dramatic, unique & rejuvenated property sparkles. Lovely views, great for entertaining from 3BR w/ high ceilings, updated kitchen & new landscaping. $389,000. Pam & Lyn Wiley, 951-6660. #218179 COVETED FOUR BEDROOM HOME in desirable Turtle Rock. Split plan, separate living and dining rooms, family room and kitchen. Caged pool and patio in quiet lakeside setting. $364,900. Ann Martin, 388-4447 or 953-7717. #216555 WELL-LOVED & CARED FOR best describe this 3BR pool home w/ many upgrades & features. Ready for immediate occupancy w/ possibility of 4th BR. Near beach. $349,900. Dick Lewis, 302-2219. #218398 SPACIOUS 3BR HOME nestled within 2.2 wooded acres. Over 2,650 sq. ft. under air. A beautiful property w/ huge outbuilding. $329,000. Michael James, 951-6660. #217499

CHARMING BUNGALOW-STYLE HOME waiting to be updated. Three BR w/ wood floors, fireplace, screened front porch & room for pool. Near beach & shops. $219,900. Susan Matteoli, 951-6660 or 356-1335. #217594 MOTE RANCH Lovely residence inside & out on corner lakefront lot. Serene views from screened lanai w/ solar-heated splash pool. Ready for immediate occupancy. $219,500. Ruth Robinson, 388-4447 or 954-6515. #217585 FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY offered by motivated seller in University Park. Beautifully re-designed & re-landscaped w/ courtyard entry, 2 patios & fresh interior & exterior paint. $201,776. Jennifer Money, 951-6660. #218219 – SIESTA KEY – BRAND NEW CONTEMPORARY Sarasota School of Architecture-style home on North Siesta Key. Over 3,000 sq. ft. w/ heated pool on deep sailboat water. $1,825,000. Kim & Michael Ogilvie, 951-6660 or 923-0373. #210933 ENJOY SULTRY SUNSETS from screened porch or lounge by Gulf front pool. Beach house w/ private guest quarters & 70' of private beach on S. Siesta Key. $1,750,000. Bill Hackett & Karen Chandler, 366-7107. #217706

RARELY AVAILABLE TOWNHOUSE in gated community w/ deepwater dock. Convenient to all downtown activities. $695,000. Kay Barberio & Barbara Brady, 951-6660. #217902

SOMERSET CAY - NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION Informal sophistication of luxurious island living on South Siesta Key. Outstanding floor plans, semi-private elevators, two-car garages, boat docks & cabanas. From the $800,000+s. $700,000. Kimberly White, 312-9242. ARCHITECTURALLY DISTINCTIVE & LANDSCAPED. Many generous rooms throughout this 3BR + office, den, living & dining rooms. Screened lanai, spa & income cottage. 1.5 blocks to beach. $549,000. Alix Wexler and Paul Romley, 349-3444. #217848 SIESTA KEY CANAL FRONT HOME w/ private dock & just one bridge to bay. Well-maintained, spacious 3BR + den pool home w/ 2-car garage & circular drive. $525,000. Charlotte Hedge, 951-6660 or 350-0100. #218231 WELL-MAINTAINED, turnkey furnished 2BR in Siesta Bayside location. Great rental income potential w/ on-site management. Offered at $375,000. Bill Hackett & Karen Chandler, 366-7107. #218333 SPARKLING 2BR HOME has been completely renovated & is ready for immediate occupancy. Located just one-half mile from Siesta Key beach. $319,900. Pam DeMarie & Connie Lyke, 951-6660. #216260 BAY OAKS Spacious 2BR, 2-story townhouse w/ eat-in kitchen & 2 screened lanais overlooking pool. Recent paint & appliance updates. Possible lease purchase. $265,000. Andy & Magda Franklin, 941-5024-0205. #217657 BEACHSIDE CONDO Nicely furnished unit can be used as weekend getaway or income-producing property. $20,000 gross revenue annually. $249,000. Bill Hackett & Karen Chandler, 366-7107. #217813 – CASEY KEY – GULF FRONT CONTEMPORARY residence w/ elevator on Casey Key. Walled, gated private setting offers Gulfside pool, wide sandy beach & lush landscaping. $2,000,095. Annette Ayers, 966-8000. #206966

MIANLAND BAYFRONT w/ spectacular views on private cul-de-sac. Room to build your dream home on 1/2-acre property. Existing home renovated in 1998. $1,595,000. June Howell, 350-7521 or 966-8000. #217584

CASEY KEY GULF TO BAY on great boating water & wide, sandy beach. New dock & boardwalk to the beach. $1,500,000. Annette Ayers, 966-8000. #208819 KEY WEST-STYLE HOME on Casey Key w/ Gulf and bay views. Caged, heated pool, guesthouse & more. $1,299,900. Mark Riley, 951-6660. #206664 – ANNA MARIA ISLAND – KEY WEST-STYLE TRIPLEX on Anna Maria is great investment, w/ abundant room for additions or garage. Walk to Gulf of Mexico, shops & restaurants. $369,900. Karin Stephan, 383-7591 or 504-4435. #214558 EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY located on the Gulf of Mexico. Two BR condo w/ numerous amenities including heated pool/sauna, lighted tennis court & covered parking. $375,000. Karin Stephan, 383-7591 or 504-4435. #216219

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GRAND BAY Superb corner Antigua unit w/ panoramic views of Sarasota Bay & Gulf for ultimate sunrises & sunsets. $1,550,000. Bobbie Banan, 388-4447 or 356-2659. #217105



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The Gulf Coast Review’s 2002 Entrepreneur Award. Ed Ruggero, author of the popular “Duty First — West Point and the Making of American Leaders,” will present a lecture/seminar on how the U.S. Military Academy trains America’s next leaders and how the Academy’s methods can apply to your business. Following Ruggero’s interactive session, the Review, in sponsorship with Northern Trust Bank, will present its Fourth Annual Entrepreneur Awards to the region’s top three entrepreneurs.

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Smoking Cessation Program — will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, at Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota. Fee is $55. Information, 1-800-848-2822. Weight Reduction Program — will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota. Fee is $55. Information, 1-800-848-2822. “All That Glitters” — a trunk show featuring the collection “Echo of the Dreamer” will be displayed Friday, May 10, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Sarasota. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Sarasota American Heart Association. Information, 364-5300. “Diabetes and Diet” Class — Sponsored by Intercoastal Medical Group and Aventis Pharmaceuticals, will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Doctor’s Hospital Medical Building, Suite 200, 5741 Ridge Road, Sarasota. Free. Information, 9557557. “Diabetes Medications” Class — Sponsored by Intercoastal Medical Group and Aventis Pharmaceuticals, will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Doctor’s Hospital Medical Building, Suite 200, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. Details, 955-7557. Classes for Female Cancer Patients — their family members, friends and caregivers are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Health South Outpatient Education Center, 4020 Sawyer Road, Sarasota. RSVP, 9245071 or Alzheimer’s Association — monthly Chapter-Educational meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center, 5350 University Park, Sarasota. Details, 795-1900. Heart Failure Education Clinics — will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Sarasota Memorial Hospital Community Education Room. Free. RSVP, 917-7777. Memory Screenings — will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the third Friday of each month at Cabot Reserve On The Green, 4450 Eighth St., Sarasota. Free. By appointments only; schedule by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday prior. Information, 377-3131. ❑

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Multiple Sclerosis Clinic — will be held at 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center, 6020 S.R. 70. Free. Information, 745-7559 or 746-3115. Cesar Gonzmart Memorial Golf Tournament — benefiting the Moffitt Cancer Center, will be held Friday, April 26, at the Pebble Creek Golf & Country Club, Tampa. Registration is at 11 a.m. and shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $150. Diana Ossi, 813-248-3000, Ext. 21. Mental Health Awareness Symposium — sponsored by the Democratic Club of Sarasota, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Selby Public Library. The role of the Drug Court and the newly established Mental Health Court will be discussed. Free. Barney Rosenstein, 918-2393. WalkAmerica 2002 for March of Dimes — will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information, 7612510. One-Day CPR Training Event — will be presented by the American Heart Association and Florida College of Emergency Physicians Saturday, April 27. Training sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Manatee Technical Institute in Bradenton and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sarasota County Technical Institute in Sarasota. Free. Details, 927-4997. MS Clinic — will be held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Slight Ave., Tampa. Registration is at 10 a.m. Free. Information, 1-800-522-5185. Better Breathing Program — on “Safety Awareness” will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Blake Medical Center. Information, 795-2583. Stress and Anxiety Workshop — will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays in May at Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota



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Return to health

Some berry good news More and more I have been reading about how berries deliver special health benefits that go beyond a “sensible diet.” I find this to be good news because I love berries, especially when they are fresh. Our supermarkets import berries practically all year round so we don’t have to wait for the local seasons to enjoy our favorite berries.

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list of benefits, berry by berry, for the top three berries for health, as well as some tips on buying, storing and handling them.

Blueberries — the superstars

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Berries are low in calories. One cup of whole fresh berries of any kind averages a skinny 70 calories. Berries also provide vitamin C, A and B, folate, iron, protein, potassium, calcium, fiber and disease-fighting phytochemicals. Here’s the

In lab tests conducted by researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Center on Aging at Tufts University, the small, unassuming blueberry ranked third in the list of 40 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant potential. Antioxidants, as you probably know, break down harmful molecules in the body that lead to age related illnesses, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Another Tufts University study found blueberries to reverse mental decline in elderly rats. In addition to vitamin C, blueberries are a good source of potassium, which helps maintain normal fluid balance, blood pressure and heartbeat.

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Choose a dentist who is up-to-date with the latest techniques and who takes a sincere interest in the general health of his patients as well as in their oral health. This column has been presented in the interest of better dental health. My office is conveniently located at 7000 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key (3831776). Hours: 5 days 8-5 or by appointment. Our office takes special pride in our experience, caring skills, and the esthetic results of our treatment.

Tip: When adding fresh berries to a batter, dust them first with flour. The coating keeps them from dropping to the bottom of the baking pan.


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Ranking the highest in vitamin C of all berries at 81.7 mg per cup (eight medium strawberries have more vitamin C than an orange), strawberries are also high in fiber (3 g per cup). Strawberries are very low in sodium and sugar and super low in calories (just 43 calories per cup). This makes them an ideal food choice for weight loss programs. (Of course, not when they are part of a strawberry pie or shortcake extravaganza!)


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Anyone who has ever heard his or her sleeping partner grind his or her teeth at night will tell you that it is a most unpleasant sound. Moreover, tooth grinding (bruxism) can cause wear and tear on the teeth and damage bone and gums. This rhythmic activity of jawbone, forcing contact between dental surfaces, has also been linked to headaches, joint discomfort, muscle aches, and premature tooth loss. Although this problem affects more than 8% of the population, many are unaware they have a problem with tooth grinding until a sleep partner makes them aware of the fact. This should prompt a visit to the dentist, who can then prescribe a mouthguard to protect the teeth.

Blueberries, like cranberries, have been shown to reduce the chances of getting a urinary tract infection. Recent research from Rutgers University shows that they contain proanthocyanidins, compounds that act to keep E. coli (the most common bacterial cause of UTIs) from adhering to cells in the wall of the urinary tract. Blueberries contain a good amount of the soluble fiber pectin that helps lower cholesterol levels. In addition, researchers believe that antioxidants in the fruit may help protect LDL (bad) cholesterol from oxidation and slow the buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries. Pectin is also beneficial to the digestive system, adding bulk to stools without stimulating bowel movements. Although large amounts of fresh blueberries may have a laxative effect on some people, dried blueberry fruits are used to treat diarrhea. After drying in the sun, three to five tablespoonfuls can be eaten as a treatment to alleviate diarrhea. Fresh blueberries should be deep blue and covered with a chalky white “bloom.” The bloom is a sign of freshness. The berries should move freely when you shake the container; if they don’t, it’s a sign that they may be soft and stuck together. After buying your blueberries pick out and discard any soft or moldy ones and store the rest in the refrigerator. Do not wash the berries until you are ready to eat them. If you wish to freeze the blueberries spread the unwashed berries on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer until hard. Then transfer the berries to a heavy-duty plastic bag. Wild blueberries, smaller and less available than the cultivated blueberries, provide more skin, ounce for ounce, which gives them a lot more anthocyanins, the pigments that give the blueberry its deep blue hue and are suspected to be responsible for much of its antioxidant power.

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The most fragile and expensive of berries is the raspberry. Like blueberries and strawberries, raspberries are high in their antioxidant capacity because they offer a good source of vitamin C. They are also packed with fiber (thanks in part to their tiny edible seeds as well as the soluble fiber in the form of pectin). Most cultivated raspberries are red but there are also black, golden and purple raspberries. Raspberries freeze beautifully. They should be handled, stored and frozen in the same manner as blueberries and strawberries. The most exciting news about raspberries is that researchers at Ohio State University have discovered that eating black raspberries may help keep esophageal cancer at bay. Black raspberries are available in syrups, jams and jellies. The study, conducted with lab rats, is the latest in a growing body of evidence that says adding berries to our diets may lower cancer risk. The caveats with all the recent research on berries and health is that the studies were done on rats not humans; it is still not known exactly how the cancer-fighting compounds in berries works, and researchers do not know the amount of berries needed in our daily diet for a cancer-protective effect.

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Longboat Library members met April 20 at the Bird Key Yacht Club for its annual spring luncheon. New officers were introduced. Hazel Steskal succeeds Ruth Strauss as president. Other officers are Louise Rich, first vice president; Pat Howatt, second vice president; and Pat Geraci, recording secretary. Continuing in office are Joanne Twyman, treasurer, with Irene McCann as assistant treasurer; and corresponding secretary, Carole McMahon. New directors include Betty Ulsh and Elsie Roller. A highlight of the luncheon was a presentation by the Asolo Guild Play Readers. Taking part were Trudy Stone with “One Question” and Jean Palmerton with “Jean’s Neighborhood.” The Longboat Library is now in its 45th year of service to the community.

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Temple rallies in support of Israel

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All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, will offer Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. Holy Eucharist and Healing also will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Acting Rector Rev. Downs Spitler will officiate. 383-8161.

A memorial service for Barbara (Bobbie) Finder was held Thursday, April 11, at Temple Beth Israel. The guest books signed by the attendees are missing. They were given to a gentleman after the services and were not returned. If anyone has information regarding the missing books, please contact Temple Beth Israel at 383-3428.

St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, 40 N. Adams Drive, will hold a contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Youth and Adult Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Eric P. Wogen will officiate. 388-1234. St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, will hold Saturday Mass at 4:30 and 6 p.m. and Sunday Mass at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Daily Masses are held at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Rev. Edward Pick is the pastor at the church. 383-1255.

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in Sarasota and Bradenton, including Temple Beth Israel’s Rabbi Michael Eisenstat, took part in the program. The rally was co-sponsored by The Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation and The Synagogue Council of Sarasota-Manatee.

The Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Worship services will be held at 9 a.m. (informal) and at 11 a.m. (traditional) Sunday. The Rev. Jim Marsh, interim minister, will officiate. 383-6491.

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About 30 members of Temple Beth Israel joined 3,000 other area residents at a rally in support of Israel held April 17 at Holley Hall in Sarasota. Eight rabbis from temples

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Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, will hold a Friday Shabbat Service at 8 p.m.; it will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Saturday Shabbat Service is at 10 a.m. The Rabbi Michael Eisenstat will officiate at both services assisted by Joseph Spinella, cantorial soloist/music director, and on Friday by the Temple Beth Israel Choir. 383-3428.

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Obituaries Lucille P. Bozza Lucille P. Bozza, 79, of Longboat Key, died April 22. She was born Jan. 16, 1923, in Newark, N.J., and came here 20 years ago. She graduated from Upsala College, East Orange, N.J. She was a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Her survivors include her husband, Michael L.; two sons, Craig M. of Bradenton and Keith L. of Longboat Key; and a granddaughter. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, is in charge.

Thomas Bernard Walder Thomas Bernard Walder, 68, of Lido Shores, died April 15. He was born April 28, 1933, in Charleston, W.Va., and came here 18 years ago. In 1977, he retired as president and chief executive officer of Clearwater Chemical Co. He also was the former president and chief executive officer of Southern Chemical Corp., Southern Machinery Co., Smith and Brooks Co., Charleston, and Hubman Supply, Columbus, Ohio. He graduated in 1954 from the University of Virginia. He was an Army veteran. He was the former owner of West Virginia Rockets, a minor league football team. He was a Shriner and a member of Temple Beth Israel. His survivors include his daughter, Bonnie R. of Denver; and

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Elizabeth W. Yeager, 74, of Longboat Key and Island Heights, N.J., died April 17. She was born Oct. 31, 1927, in Trenton, N.J. She was the office manager for Drs. John Franzoni and Frederick G. Schwing in Trenton, N.J. A lifelong baseball fan, she also had been the secretary of the Trenton Giants baseball team. Her survivors include hers two sons, Donald Langan of Island Heights and Frederick G. Langan of Trenton; a daughter and a son-in-law, Patricia and Patrick Murphy of Fountain, Colo.; a brother and a sister-in-law, Dr. Frederick G. and Rita Schwing of Surf City, N.J.; six grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and a number of nephews, nieces and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Yeager, and son, Richard J. Langan. Funeral will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 1863 Hamilton Ave., Trenton. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick, N.J. 08902.


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a son, Keith A. of Tampa. A service was held Wednesday, April 17, at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, c/o Cleveland Clinic Foundation, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44101-8713.

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Margaret Wierts-Parrinello enlisted in the WACS in 1942. Branch of Service: Army Auxiliary Corps, WACS, U.S. Army Theater: Pacific Outfit: Armed Forces Western Pacific Rank: Sergeant Specialty: Ordinance Ammunition Time Served: January 1942 to September 1945 Honors: Philippine Presidential Citation, Philippines Liberation Medal and Pacific Theater with three battle stars In the Service: Born in Bay Village, Ohio, Parrinello was a 21-year-old college student when for patriotic reasons she enlisted in the WACS. She received her initial training in Daytona Beach, then went on to Army Administration School. Her first assignment was in Norfolk, Va., where, with a hand-cranked calculator, she figured the tonnage of ammunition loaded on to the Liberty ships in the harbor. “When the ships were in, we worked all night long,” Parrinello recalled. She was transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., for overseas assignment. Parrinello was shipped to San Francisco and boarded a troop ship for Australia. Before leaving she engaged in several weeks of rigorous physical training. The trip to Australia was scary, she remembers: “Aboard the ship was the Australian prime minister and his wife and the Japs apparently knew it. We had no radar. We just zig-zagged across the ocean hoping to avoid the submarines which were looking for us. Several times on the trip the ship’s motors were turned off. It was a sure sign subs were likely around.” Parrinello spent five months in Brisbane, Australia, continuing to work in ordinance ammunition before being assigned to an Army base in New Guinea. “It was a battle zone,” she said. “There was gun fire all around. Our

office was a tent. We lived in tents. It was hot, muddy and dirty. Fox holes were just outside the tents, but fortunately, we didn’t need them too often.” Parrinello was then transferred to Tacloban, the Philippines. Conditions were no better there. “If it was a moonlit night, we could always count on a attack from the Japs,” she recalled. Her final overseas post was in Manila. “We traveled from Tacloban to Manila in a 75-ship convoy. Some of the ships were attacked by submarines, because I know depth charges were set off.” Parrinello was in Manila when the war ended in Europe and Japan. “A memory I will never forget is attending the first peace-time concert of the Manila Symphony. It was held in the Santa Cruz Church. It had been bombed and some of the walls were still standing but it had no roof. Gen. MacArthur was in the audience.” After her discharge, Parrinello worked with the Veterans Administration in Cleveland, before coming to this area in 1959. For 23 years she was assistant administrator at Plymouth Harbor, Sarasota, and moved to Longboat Key 10 years ago. She is a charter member of the Women in Military Service for America and is currently president of the South West Florida WAC Veterans. Terrorism: “I was terribly shocked and devastated,” said Parrinello. I related it to our days in service. Our organization met and discussed how to show support such as we had received when we were in the war.” Patriotism: “I have always been a patriot,” she said. “I was pleased to see the reaction by the people in our country. I think their show of patriotism is continuing.” Salute is a weekly feature honoring U.S. veterans. To share your military experience, please call Dora Walters at 383-5509 or email her at❑




Chamber: You may already be a winner Chamber quizzes residents on Longboat Key knowledge. The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is celebrating National Tourism Week from May 4 through May 11 by holding a trivia contest to see who knows the most about Longboat Key and by announcing the winner of the chamber’s Shining Star Award at a reception held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Powel Crosley Museum. The reception is sponsored by the Bradenton and Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau. National Tourism Week is an opportunity to emphasize and promote a wider understanding of the importance of travel and tourism as a major U.S. industry that is vital to the economic stability and growth of the nation ($584 billion annual expenditures) and Longboat Key. According to the chamber’s Economic Impact Study, the Tourist Tax revenue for Longboat Key is $618,140 per year, representing $61.8 million in spending on Longboat — and that figure only includes items subject to the Tourist Tax. The chamber wants to know how well you know Longboat Key. Questions on the trivia quiz are relevant to the Key and what the island has to offer both tourists and residents alike. The 20 questions are listed in the accompanying box. First, second, third and fourth place prizes will be awarded; everyone who turns in the questionnaire will receive a goody bag from the chamber.

Let’s play ‘20 Questions’ 1. Is the portion of the BED tax money from Manatee and Sarasota counties used for beach renourishment? Y/N 2. How many historic markers are there on Longboat Key? 3. Name one location of an historic marker on Longboat Key. 4. Name one of the two locations of the public tennis courts on Longboat Key. 5. What Longboat Key park has a gazebo? 6. Gulf of Mexico Drive is also known as what state route? 7. How many miles long is Longboat Key? 8. Where is the Monkey Room located on Longboat Key?

9. Where is the only Pizza Hut located on Longboat Key? 10. The Longboat Key Center for the Arts is located at the intersection of what two roads? 11. What restaurant is located next to the original site of a Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Longboat Key? 12. Which two small island clusters are located off the east coast of Longboat Key? 13. What is the domain name of the Longboat Key Chamber’s Web site? 14. What public facility on Longboat Key is available to rent for private parties and also offers a summer camp and adult fitness programs? 15. What is the name of the nature pre-

serve on Longboat Key that has a manmade tidal lagoon? 16. What are the colors of the 12 beach access signs? 17. Which Longboat Key restaurant had a dolphin named Jackie? 18. Which Longboat Key park has a sundial, a bell and also ecologically correct benches made out of recycled plastic that resemble wood? 19. Name the only four ways you can play the golf course at the Longboat Key Club. 20. What is the name of the restaurant adjacent to the largest marina on Longboat Key? Please include name, address & phone number.

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Rules: 1. Answer as many of the 20 questions as you can and bring the quiz to the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive in the Whitney Beach Plaza. You will receive a goody bag just for turning in the questionnaire. Already you are a winner! 2. Only one entry per person. 3. We will be awarding 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place prizes based on the number of correct answers. 4. In the event of a tie for any prize, a random drawing will be held to determine the winner. 5. Prizes will be awarded at noon Thursday, May 9. 6. Entry deadline is at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. 7. Decision of the judges shall be final. 1st Prize — A week’s worth of dining on Longboat Key. Winner will receive one gift certificate from each of the following restaurants: Gulf Steam Grill at the Holiday Inn, Euphemia Haye, Harry’s Continental Kitchens, Pattigeorge’s, Poseidon, Moore’s Stone Crab and Café on the Bay. 2nd Prize — Two-night stay at the Holiday Inn Hotel & SuitesLongboat Key. 3rd Prize — Sunday brunch for two at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort 4th Prize — Sunday brunch for two at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Longboat Key

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VIZCAYA AT LONGBOAT KEY $2,999,000 Bask in the romantic elegance of this Mediterranean-style three-bedroom plus den, luxurious Vizcaya residence with grand views of Bay, beach and Gulf. Featuring marble foyer and designer kitchen. MLS#207351 JUDY KEPECZ 941-383-6411

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BAY ISLES $1,399,000 Magnificent Weston Pointe community features include assigned boat docks with direct Gulf and Bay access. Community of fifteen homes. Courtyard home, beautifully turnkey furnished. MLS#214871 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-383-6411

ROYAL ST ANDREW $798,500 Magnificent panoramic Bay, Gulf and city views from this unique and luxurious threebedroom penthouse condo in the heart of downtown! Totally and stunningly renovated in 1998 by Ann Folsom-Smith. MLS#210766 KATHARINE SRUR 941-388-3966

BAY ISLES $1,625,000 Property is priced to sell! Located in the most prestigious Bayside single family residence community on Longboat Key. Four full and two half baths. MLS#213108 THOMAS FYNES 941-383-6411 QUEENS HARBOR $1,299,900 Boater's deepwater paradise. Three large bedrooms plus study, maintenance-free home. Exceptional details: marble floors, foyer, separate dining room, downstairs master suite & heated pool. MLS#212362 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-383-6411

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MARINA BAY $899,000 Extremely appealing and spacious Bayfront condo of almost 3400 square feet. Close proximity to marina and all island amenities. Three bedrooms, three baths, large wrap-around screened terrace overlooks Bay. MLS#209713 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411

GRAND BAY $599,000 Bayfront luxury at Grand Bay with breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay. Totally private, sunlight illuminates this condo in the morning and afternoon from floor-to-ceiling glass. MLS#217236 HANNERLE MOORE 941-383-6411

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $879,000 Well-built Rutenberg home, third in from open Bay with Southern exposure. On nicest street in Country Club Shores. New boat lift for up to 31-foot boat and large dock. MLS#216721 GABE BUKY 941-383-6411

LONGBOAT HARBOUR TOWER $329,900 This direct Gulf-front condo captures the glorious sea and sunsets. Nicely furnished in upbeat decor. All this is offered in this turnkey furnished Gulf getaway. MLS#216437 BOB & TAUBE LEVITT 941-388-3966 INN ON THE BEACH $329,000 Beachfront! Luxurious club suite in world-class resort. Golf, tennis, fitness center & pool all on sugar white sandy beach. MLS#215709 JERRY THOMPSON 941-383-6411 BANYAN BAY $317,900 Great family and friendly complex across from beach. Only 44 units. Perfect for family who wants small complex with lots of freedom. Great rental income and short walk to shopping. MLS#218573 DAVID B. LEVENTHAL 941-383-6411

MARINA BAY $865,000 Large Bayfront condo that feels like a house. Beautiful, tranquil private views. Huge screened lanai opens to master bedroom, living and family rooms. Great value! MLS#212125 JOYCE & MARK HUBER 941-383-6411

GRAND BAY $1,100,000 Exquisitely perfect Biscayne at Grand Bay with tiled floor, wooden shutters, and decorator detailed for move-in resort home. Condo complex has all the amenities - tennis & fitness center. MLS#216036 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-383-6411

LONGBEACH $475,000 Wonderful Gulf view from this beautifully turnkey furnished, end condominium located on Longboat Key's north end where the sugar white sand beaches take your breath away. MLS#218683 HANNERLE MOORE 941-383-6411

SEAPLACE $355,000 Very well-maintained two bedroom, one bath. Beautiful sunset views from this 4th floor location. Perfect weekend getaway or great rental property. Wonderful amenities, two pools. MLS#219035 MAGGIE HICKS 941-383-6411

HARBOUR COURT $980,000 Nestled in a private enclave of 18 homes this 3BR/2.5BA home with deepwater dockage is behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club with community pool, tennis and deeded beach access. MLS#218658 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-383-6411

GRAND BAY $1,295,000 Spectacularly updated "Cayman" model in desirable Building IV in Grand Bay. Custom furnishings, artwork and entertainment systems included. Two under-building parking spaces. MLS#216891 GEOFFREY CROSS 941-383-6411

PRIVATEER $495,000 Remarkable condo. Delightfully different residence that's an offbeat charmer. 2BR/2BA, clubhouse, community swimming pool, foyer. Open & airy design. Balcony. MLS#216587 JOE BOGUSZEWSKI 941-388-3966 SEAPLACE $485,000 360 o V irtual View View Fabulous direct Gulf, beach and sunset views from this wonderful Seaplace condo. Two parking spaces, one covered, one uncovered. Turnkey furnished. Electric storm shutters. MLS#216244 THE KOY GROUP 941-388-3966

BAY ISLES $2,975,000 Completely renovated boater's dream home in most prestigious section in Longboat Key. 150 Feet of sea wall with space for 3 boats and 2 jet ski hoists. Outstanding new landscaping. MLS#219109 MICHAEL GRANSTON 941-383-6411 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $2,900,000 Protected deepwater channel that can accommodate a 50’ boat & glorious views of Sarasota Bay are combined in this stately 4BR plus den home in a premier pvt location. MLS#216330 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-383-6411

GRAND BAY $549,000 Morning, noon and night there is always a view! Capri residence with extended balconies. Enjoy sun on the west balcony, cool Bay breezes on the east balcony. Immaculate, furnished. MLS#219078 JERRY THOMPSON 941-383-6411

BAY ISLES $549,000 Least expensive home in the Bayou! Situated on a large corner lot with lush landscaping and caged pool. Open floor plan with large rooms, perfect for entertaining and Florida living! MLS#217012 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411

201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 ~ Longboat Key 423 St. Armands Circle ~ Sarasota ©2002 Coldwell Banker Corporation. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Independently Owned and Operated by NRT Incorporated.

LONGBOAT HARBOUR $185,500 360 o V irtual View View Beautiful one-bedroom in Building I. One of Longboat Harbour's premier buildings. Gorgeous Bay views, renovated. Fabulous amenities include boat docks, pool, tennis & beach access. MLS#217870 THE KOY GROUP 941-388-3966

Mainland GOLDEN GATE POINT $2,995,000 Grande Riviera. Unique, private enclave of 10 luxurious residences of stunning, timeless, Old World Mediterranean design (2 townhomes) on the tip of Golden Gate Point! Unparalleled MLS#218924 C. LOEFFLER/B. MYER 941-383-6411

Siesta Key SIESTA ISLES $789,000 Siesta Key waterfront - completely redone residence in a tropical setting on 125 feet of new seawall, dock and boat lift. Large family room and exercise room off gourmet kitchen. MLS#217035 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-383-6411 SIESTA KEY $749,000 Siesta Key prime location overlooking Nettie Bay. Private boat dock, no bridges to Bay. 3BR/2BA, open plan, wrap-around balcony to enjoy this gorgeous setting. MLS#211150 JOE BOGUSZEWSKI 941-388-3966 SARASOTA BEACH $629,000 Canal-front 4BR/4BA home. Water on two sides of property. Dock allows mooring for several boats. Only one bridge to the Bay! Tropical setting with lush gardens. MLS#217843 LOUIS WERY 941-383-6411

Inside Section B Arts & Entertainment A&E Calendar Dining out

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APRIL 25, 2002

Two fabulous flappers — Margaret Wise and Jean Weidner

Rete Carney and Jolene Bertloff are feathered and fringed by the bay.

A cause for

Celebrazione BY EMILY WALSH Staff Writer

As if it knew the theme of the event, the wind roared off Sarasota Bay for the Cà d’Zan Celebrazione, a Roaring Twentiesthemed gala, on Friday, April 19. Feathered flappers arrived with their double-breasted dates at the Ringling Museum, but were quickly whisked off by trolley to tour the newly renovated mansion. After many “oohs and aahs” over the extravagant restoration, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were enjoyed on the terrace. Guests enjoyed the beautiful view on the bay, despite the bright sun and wind that ruffled feathers and hairstyles alike. Trolleys transported guests back to the museum courtyard where Circus Sarasota performed a dazzling high-wire act. Dinner tables, ringing the

Diane Smoler sparkles in her dazzling 1920s attire.

Photos by Emily Walsh

Nancy Markle and Linda DiGabriele

Mickey and Steve Kunk flash smiles during the Cà d’Zan tour.

balcony, overlooked the courtyard, where Shaman and Circus Sarasota performed. Roy and Susan Palmer and Bob and Diane Roskamp chaired the event, which benefited the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. But wait, the night wasn’t over — during the Celebrazione dinner, Festa Sera, chaired by Jaymie Klauber, Julia McClung and Janet Walter, was just beginning. Guests arrived to enjoy the newly reborn Cà d’Zan, participating in tours and cocktails on the terrace, now accentuated by the evening moon. Later, Festa Sera guests joined the Celebrazione for a breathtaking performance by the “Queen of the Air” Dolly Jacobs. As a grand finale, guests devoured decadent desserts and danced into the wee hours of the morning.

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Derby Day 2002 The event A vision of red will greet the guests at the fifth annual Derby Day titled “Run for the Roses.” Benefiting the Smith Center for Therapeutic Riding, it will be held at Michael’s On East, whose ballroom will be decorated with red roses. The decorating committee is thinking of bedecking the tables in a similar manner as last year, when guests found themselves admiring a bouquet consisting of three dozen roses placed at each table. The roses idea stems, of course, from the Kentucky Derby, the annual horse race run at Churchill Downs in Louisville the first Saturday of May. At the end of the race, the winner of the Kentucky Derby is covered with roses, thus the “Run for the Roses.” “Run for the Roses” will be held on the eve of the Kentucky Derby. But roses will not be the only reference to the Kentucky Derby. Silk banners from recent Derby years will drape the ballroom walls. The courtyard also will be decorated, but here the focus will be on the Smith Center for Therapeutic Riding, displaying pictures of its patients with the horses. The gala affair, featuring auctions, dinner, dancing and open bar, will open with a silent auction and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres hour at 7 p.m. An hour later, the “Call to the Post” will close the silent auction. During that hour, guests will get a chance to bid on such

items as beauty baskets, teeth whitening packages, day of beauty at The Met and fine wining and dining packages. The silent auction will be followed by dinner at 8:10 p.m., but just before it will be served, how about singing the sentimental song, “My Old Kentucky Home” to get into the mood? A live auction will follow at 9:15 p.m., with Jimmy Dean as the emcee. The auction will feature such items as golf packages, an Australian shepherd puppy, hand-made Derby quilt, and three, one-week getaway deals to these destinations: Lake Tahoe, the Carolinas and the Honduras. The evening will conclude with music and dancing. And guests will leave with a memento of the evening — an authentic Kentucky Derby glass, filled with chocolates. Donna Blem, executive director of the center, expects about 300 guests to attend the event. Tickets for this black-tie optional gala are $100, of which $50 is tax-deductible. If you cannot attend but would like to make a contribution, call the center at 412-9333, or send your donation to Smith Center for Therapeutic Riding, P.O. Box 365, Nokomis, FL 34274. For additional event information, contact Nancy Bailey, committee member, by calling her at 921-4184 or by e-mailing her at

When: 7 p.m. Friday, May 3 Where: Michael’s On East

Chair Tamara Ley, Honorary Co-chair Wilma Hamilton, Mary Nastan, founder of the Smith Center and committee member, and Honorary Co-chair Lee Wetherington

The committee Honorary co-chairs of the Derby Day 2002 are Wilma Hamilton and Lee Wetherington. It is chaired by Tamara Ley. Committee members include Jessica Blem, Mary McDuffie, Penny Dell’Armi, Karen Wilhelmi, David Scoones, Trisha Entsminger, Nancy Bailey, Alina Fernandez, Rick and Lisa Howell, Julie Klick, Andrea Saputo, Patrick Ryskamp, Laurie Wingate, JoAnne Newsome, Dennis and Barbara McSweeney, Mary Nastan, Camille Clarke, Sue Truitt and Donna Blem.

The organization The Smith Center for Therapeutic Riding Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation founded in January 1995 by Mary Nastan, a registered

nurse. It was named after the late W. T. Sampson Smith for his support of the therapeutic riding program. The goal of the Smith Center is “to improve the physical and/or neurological status of individuals with physical and mental disabilities through the utilization of the horse as the most effective treatment tool, this treatment is called hippotherapy (the medical use of a horse).” Currently, more than 100 children and adults with disabilities from Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties are served by the center. For additional information about the program, contact Donna Blem, executive director of the center, by calling her at 412-9333 or by e-mailing her at


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27 ABWA Fashion Show, ABWA Sunrise Chapter, 8:30 a.m., Sarasota Yacht Club. It is chaired by Carolyn Kofler. Tickets are $25. Details: 351-7771, Ext. 225.

30 A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Fashion Show, United Way of Sarasota County, 1 to 3 p.m., The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods. It is chaired by Nance Enoch and Marsha Turner. Admission is $20. Details: 366-3686, Ext. 225.

“All That Glitters,” a trunk show featuring the collection “Echo of the Dreamer,” Saks Fifth Avenue in Sarasota. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Sarasota American Heart Association. Details: 364-5300.

17 to 18 Bobbi Brown, Simplify & Organize Your Cosmetics, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sarasota. Appointments, 364-5375.

21 to 22 Clarins, Spa Event, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sarasota. Appointments, 364-5374.

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YSL, Regional makeup artist, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saks Fifth Avenue, Sarasota. Appointments, 364-5373.

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Father’s Day Event, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sarasota. Mothers and daughters will experience a Spring 2002 makeover and get tips from New York image and fashion consultant Peter Bernard. A session with a blackand-white photographer Andrea Hillebrand will follow. Proceeds will benefit United Cerebral Palsy. Details: 364-5374.

June 17 to 22 St. John Week, Designer Salon, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sarasota. Details: 364-5331.

July 25 Save The Year, breakfast and unveiling of 2002-2003 social events calendar, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sarasota. Reservations, 3645386.



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An Evening with Melba Moore, benefiting the new West Coast Center For Human Development, will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at The Plaza Restaurant & Wine Cellar, Longboat Key. Tickets are $125. Details: 387-2700. All-American Cookout, hosted by the Girls Inc. of Sarasota County, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Phillippi Creek Mansion. It is chaired by Nikki Nilon. Tickets are $125. Details: Marilyn Paris, 366-6646, Ext. 207.

27 ABWA Eighth Annual Fashion Show, hosted by the Sunrise Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association, will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Sarasota Yacht Club. Chico’s fashions will be featured. Proceeds will benefit educational scholarships for area students. It is chaired by Carolyn Kofler. Tickets are $25. Details: 955-6633, Ext. 225. A Taste of Dining, a progressive dinner trolley event, hosted by the Flanzer Jewish Community Center, will begin at 6 p.m. Stops will include Michael’s On East, Poseidon and Café Amici. Tickets are $30 and $35. Details: 378-5568, Ext. 215.

29 Palm Literary Society Luncheon featuring Roger Rosenblatt, author of “Where We Stand: 30 Reasons For Loving Your Country,” will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Michael’s On East. Tickets are $75, for one person plus a book; or $130 for a couple and one book. Details: 957-3660.

30 A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Fashion Show, benefiting the United Way of Sarasota County, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods. It is chaired by Nance Enoch and Marsha Turner. Admission is $20. Details: 366-3686, Ext. 225.

May 2002 2 Second Still Life in Motion Fashion Event, benefiting SPARCC, will be hosted by The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort at 6:30 p.m. at its outdoor Monkey Room Patio. Tickets are $50. Details: 383-6464, Ext. 2854, or

3 Chip In for Children, a golf tournament hosted by All Children’s Hospital Guild of Sarasota to benefit its Specialty Care, will





be held at Misty Creek Country Club. Check in is at 11:30 a.m., shotgun start is at 1 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. It is chaired by Lynn Boyd. Tickets are $100 per player. Details: 925-2363 or

Enjoy the Van Wezel debut of Christian Music’s superstar, Carman. With a career spanning over 2 decades and the #1 hit on the Christian Sales Charts, “Heart of a Champion,” Carman provides an uplifting performance few will want to miss.

Tickets: $39, $35, $29 FRIDAY, MAY 31, 8 P.M.,

Spring Luncheon, benefiting the Asolo Theatre Guild and its Access to the Arts program, will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Waterside Room of the Sarasota Quay. Tickets are $20 (Send a check made out to Asolo Theatre Guild to Natalie Gundrum, 325 Somerset Ave., Sarasota, FL 34234). Details: 351-5106. Derby Day 2002, a dinner/dance with silent and live auctions, will be held at 7 p.m. at Michael’s On East. It is chaired by Tamara Ley. Honorary co-chairs are Wilma Hamilton and Lee Wetherington. Tickets are $100. Proceeds will benefit the Smith Center for Therapeutic Riding. Details: 921-4184 or


West Side Story A triumph at every level, West Side Story sets the ageless tale of Romeo and Juliet against the backdrop of New York City gang warfare in the late 1950s. Tickets: $30, $25, $20


Chicago Feelin’ Stronger Everyday 1967-2002 35th Anniversary Tour. A Clear Channel Entertainment Event

Tickets: $60; $50 Ticket price includes a 25 cent donation to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation

3 to 5 SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 8 P.M.

11th Annual Auction and Tennis Tournament, hosted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Sarasota/Tampa Bay Inc., will be held at The Bath & Racquet Club in Sarasota. It will begin with an auction at 5:30 p.m. at the Phillippi Mansion on Friday. Tickets are $50. Details: 926-9474.

Dave Koz and Friends: A Smooth Summer Night Saxman Koz is joined by Norman Brown, Brian Culbertson and special guest James Ingram for a high-energy Van Wezel performance.

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4 2002 Going for the Gold, benefiting the YMCA Foundation of Sarasota, will be held at 6 p.m. at Frank G. Berlin Sr. YMCA. It is chaired by Betty Menell and Janet Kane. Tickets are $150. Details: 951-1336. “Meet the Bachelors” of the 2002 Bachelor Ball & Auction at 8:30 p.m. at the Five O’Clock Club. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will benefit United Cerebral Palsy. Details: 957-3599. Youth Opera Benefit Brunch, benefiting the Sarasota Opera, will be held in the Peterson Great Room of the Sarasota Opera House. Performance will start at 11 a.m., brunch will follow at 12:30 p.m.. It is chaired by Ilse Kern and Betsy Bagby. Cost is $20 for students and $50 for adults. Details: 3668450, Ext. 246, or Evening Under the Stars, benefiting the Manatee Community College Foundation Inc., will be held at Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert, featuring Florida West Coast Symphony, begins at 8:15 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 or $600 for a table of 10. Details: 752-5390 or An Affaire to Remember 2002, benefiting the Anna Maria Island Community Center, will be held at 5 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. Tickets are $95 per person or $750 for a table of eight. Details: 778-1908. ❑

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Black Tie, Saks Fifth Avenue and Michael’s On East invite you to join them for a breakfast Thursday, July 25 at Saks Fifth Avenue for the release of the 2002-2003 Social Events Calendar. But first, we need the dates of your event. Please fax us this form at 383-7193 or e-mail us at with the following information: Name of event: _______________________________________________________ Name of group hosting event:___________________________________________ Name of group event benefits: __________________________________________ Date and time of event:________________________________________________ Location of event: ____________________________________________________ Name of committee chairs: _____________________________________________ Name of contact person: _______________________________________________ Phone number and e-mail address:_______________________________________

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Dr. Kumar Mahadevan with Bill and Doris Lyons at the Sarasota County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner held Sunday, April 21, in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Sarasota. Tramm Hudson and Secretary of State Katherine Harris are at right. Photos by Dora Walters

Chair Julie Riddell and Co-chair Paulette Schindler at “Cooking with Glitz at the RitzCarlton” held Thursday, April 18.

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While the snowbirds are away, area performing art groups get ready for the next season. BY MARTY FUGATE Arts and Entertainment Writer

hings are getting hot in this part of Florida — a little too hot for some of our seasonal residents, which is why they’ll soon be returning to spots around the nation and Canada where it’s not too cold. What keeps them coming back? Aside from the beautiful beaches and righteous restaurants, we figure it’s our art and culture. So, to all our snowbird readers out there, before you go, here’s a glimpse at some of what you can look forward to on your return ...


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Asolo Theatre Bruce Rodgers, Asolo Theatre Company’s associate artistic director, says, “In the first half of our 2002-03 season, which opens Nov. 1, you won’t want to miss ‘Inherit the Wind.’ This compelling dramatization of the infamous Scopes ‘monkey’ trial is a great American classic. You’ve got two legal giants

Opera for animals No, seriously. “Opera for animals.” It’s an idea whose time has come. The notion raises immediate questions on a conceptual level. Are we talking (A) Animals who perform in opera? (B) Animals who appreciate opera? It turns out the answer is (C) An organization that uses the power of the opera to help save endangered animals. Its initial benefit, “Singing is Saving,” will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club. Husband and wife co-founders Randolph Locke and Carol Sparrow will perform at the benefit concert, along with guest accompanist Michael Ching, the artistic director of Opera Memphis. An hour of dinner, cocktails and a silent auction precedes the concert; Faith Maloney, director of the nation’s largest animal sanctuary, will speak afterwards. Tickets are $75 per person or $850 for a table of 12. Call 378-2265 for tickets and details.

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As always, FST plans an exciting fall season of cutting-edge theater. As always, it’s so cutting-edge the theater doesn’t finalize its schedule until the absolute last minute. As public relations associate Amy Schafer notes, “When you’re securing the rights to plays that are less than five years old, you sometimes won’t know if you’ve got it until the day before you begin rehearsals.” So, without getting into specifics, what can we look forward to? According to Richard Hopkins, its artistic director, “We’re expecting a banner season ahead. We have many excellent, new, contemporary plays becoming available to us — dramas comedies, etc. Expect variety in drama, comedy, and music.”

Speaking of the journeys of brave Odysseus, “A Musical Odyssey” is the theme for the symphony’s 2002-2003 season. According to Leif Bjaland, artistic director and head conductor at Florida West Coast Symphony, the journey must be taken as a whole. But here are his takes on some of the voyage highlights: “Our opening concert in November includes a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony,” he says. “It’s a watershed piece, a very cathartic work that takes you on an extremely emotional journey from darkness to light. At its conclusion, Beethoven captures the irrepressible joy of its message of brotherhood. It continues to inspired some 175 years after it was written. More than ever, it’s relevant today.” Other highlights include performances of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and Ravel’s Gershwin-inspired Piano Concerto in G. Bjaland notes, “Gershwin had gone to France to study with Ravel but it turned out to be a rare case of a teacher being strongly influenced by the pupil. You can definitely hear the infuence of ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ in this piece.”


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Robert de Warren and Brian Johnson prepare to boldly go where no ballet has gone before ... fighting each other over the arrest of a young teacher who was instructing his class on evolution. It’s Tennessee. It’s 1925. Evolution and religion didn’t mix — a theme that’s still very relevant in today’s world.”

Sarasota Opera According to Susan T. Danis, the opera’s executive director, “Sarasota Opera’s 2003 season will definitely be one of our most diverse and popular ever. Our patrons realize they have world-class opera in their own backyard, and that’s why they come back year after year. Where else can you see both versions of Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’ and rarities like Montemezzi’s ‘The Love of Three Kings,’ paired with ‘Die Fledermaus,’ and ‘The Pearl Fishers’ ...? The answer is nowhere.”

Sarasota Ballet of Florida Contemporary ballet choreographers are constantly looking for ways to bring ballet up-to-date. At the same time many pop musicians chafe at the burden of cranking out disposable hits. In their hearts of hearts, they really want to create music for the ages. It should come as no surprise, then, that Brian Johnson, lead singer for AC/DC, is cocreating a new ballet and multi-production of “Helen of Troy” with Robert de Warren, the

artistic director/CEO of Sarasota Ballet. “We’ve been working on it for two years,” says de Warren. “I was extremely happy when he initially asked me to direct the choreography. Being responsible for the action on stage and the visual element is an enormous challenge. That’s what I find so stimulating about creating ballet in America. There’s no staid, conservative element urging you to suppress all innovation. Here it’s quite the opposite.” Drawing on elements both from the “Illiad” and the “Odyssey,” the new work is a “heroic love story” that takes place during the siege of Troy. De Warren notes, “It’s larger than life, extremely romantic, extremely passionate, but don’t let that fool you. There’s additionally a great deal of humor to it. The ancient Greeks could be quite witty.” The world-premiere production will open in March of 2003 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Other heavy hitters include a performance of “Carmen” in November and a world-premiere production of “Anne Frank” in January — yet another world-premiere choreography by resident choreographer Jim Buckley based on “The Diary of Anne Frank.” According to de Warren, “He’s one of the few choreographers I know of capable of bringing such a profoundly moving work to life on stage.” ❑

Longboat Key resident John Clay is a former attorney and a lover of words. He’s been collecting them all his life. When he decided to turn his word horde into a book, emphasizing the poor unfortunate words that have been tweaked, twisted and mangled in the cogs and gears of political rhetoric seemed as good a way as any. Thus, “Snollygosters, Airheads and Wimps: John Clay’s Dictionary of Presidential Words” was born. Reflecting the precision of Clay’s legal background, he defines his words with quotations from writers going back to Mencken. It’s all very scholarly and crossreferenced, but don’t let that fool you. “Snollygosters” is ultimately, a hoot. Some words (such as “Fornigate” from the Monica Lewinsky scandal) have limited shelf life; others are the enduring spices of linguistic sauciers. “Roundheel” is one of Clay’s favorites — Maureen Dowd’s pet term for an unprincipled pushover. “I collect words the way some people collect stamps,” says Clay. “These are interesting, challenging words, many of which you won’t hear in oral conversation. Some of these could easily have been lost and forgotten — but they found a home with me.” In case you’re interested in taking some of these words home with you, Clay will be autographing copies of his book from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Circle Books. Call 388-2850.

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A purr-fect murder? Bogdanovich lands on his feet with ‘The Cat’s Meow.’ Peter Bogdanovich is back. After an eightyear hiatus, the acclaimed director of such masterpieces as “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon,” returns with another period piece, “The Cat’s Meow.” Based on actual events that occurred aboard publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst’s yacht in 1924, this movie twists the familiar whodunit format into a whogotit. From the onset of “The Cat’s Meow,” we know that a murder has been committed — just who and why draws us into the scandalous tale which all takes place during a birthday party on Hearst’s mega-yacht. The garrulous guest list is highbrow, to say the least — including the likes of film icon, Charlie Chaplin, gossip columnist Louella Parsons, producer Thomas Ince, British novelist Elinor Glyn (who also narrates), the oh-so young mistress of W.R., and budding silent-film star, Marion Davies. And everyone has an agenda. Chaplin is madly in love with Marion and is persistent in persuading her to leave Hearst. Ince is down on his luck and wants Hearst to merge their respective studios. (In reward, he’ll keep an eye on Marion and Charlie, of whom Hearst is insanely jealous.) Parsons wants a lifetime contract from W. R. and is willing to stoop to blackmail to procure it. Alas, everyone wants a piece of the powerful and yet pathetic press-god. For the most part, the participants aboard are a decadent group of party animals. When Hearst’s back is turned, they engage in drink-

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Better wed than red? Moira Kelly and Stephen Hartley experience a “Red Wedding” at the Players. to focus on individuals? The truth is, 3,000 students didn’t die in Tiananmen Square. One student died 3,000 times. I understand that. But part of me wanted more of a long view — a little less “From Here to Eternity” and a little more “Tora, Tora, Tora.” There’s little sense of how the students gathered like a human tornado or the fact that, for one brief moment, “the whole world was watching” because Gorbachev was in town and he’d brought the cameras of the global news networks with him. We miss the big picture because we’re looking at the small human one — the day-to-day life of the soon-to-be-married couple. In fact, nearly half of the action takes place in the Chinese countryside; it’s like watching a play about the French revolution in which the first act is set in Provence, not Paris. All this is deliberate, of course — but what we get is one claw of the dragon, a tiny piece of a much larger story. “Red Wedding” never wavers from its concern with the merely personal; you’d have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by the touching, human tragedy it portrays. I was moved, all right — but still hungering for a “Tora, Tora, Tora” approach to the Tiananmen Square incident. One of these days, I still hope to see this vicious dragon served up whole. ❑

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Trying to make art out of history is like trying to make a meal of a dragon; chances are it’s the dragon who’ll eat you. Burton Wolfe took that risk at his recent production of “Red Wedding.” This world-premiere musical concerns a doomed wedding that took place during the abortive student uprising in China’s Tiananmen Square in June 1989. (The couple is a fictional amalgam of couples who actually did get married there.) I say it’s Wolfe who risked the dragon’s wrath, but the truth is “Red Wedding” is the result of an unprecedented artistic collaboration. Wolfe, the executive and artistic director at the Players, authored the book and lyrics and also directed; Bob Trisolini choreographed the dance arrangements; the music is by world-class Theater Chinese composer An Lun Huang, “Red Wedding” with additional songs by Scott Gehman; Moira Kelly and Stephen The Players Theatre Hartley were likeable and unaffected Reviewed April 18 as the principals; the rest of the cast pitched in with profound energy and sincerity. Combine this with the contributions of four opera singers from the Sarasota Opera (several of whom postponed their vacations) and participants from Lee’s White Leopard Kung Fu Academy for the martial arts scenes, and you’ll begin to grasp the scope of this undertaking. But did the effort succeed? As a simple human story, yes. As a distillation of June 1989, no. Wolfe was forced to choose between one and the other — a dilemma that arises when making art out of dragons. Creators of historical fiction (whether on the stage or in print) have two basic options. You can try to show the big picture, as in the approach of “Tora, Tora, Tora” to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Or, you can focus on individuals, as in the treatment of “From Here to Eternity” of the same event. Wolfe’s “Red Wedding” is more like “From Here to Eternity” than it is like “Tora, Tora, Tora.” Except for sketchy details, he doesn’t give us the story of all the students; he gives us the story of two in particular. He gets into all the messy details of their wedding arrangements, family squabbles, the house they hope to move into and so on. Why such a small focus, why the decision

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Brahms x 2 Speaking of crowd pleasers, Leif Bjaland and the Florida West Coast Symphony gave a Brahms doubleheader for their Masterworks concert season finale. Venerable pianist Garrick Ohlsson displayed his awe-inspiring technique in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D. Ohlsson’s power and nuance more than mastered this work of mighty contrasts — he can sprint the length of an emotional continuum in a split second. He countered the orchestra’s furied opening statements with stately calm and delivered fine filigree above the full ensemble. While Ohlsson’s strength at times seemed to dwarf the orchestra, more often they blended warmly, particularly in the serenely graceful adagio movement. The closing rondo, a fast peasant dance played with considerable precision by all, brought the concerto to a rousing conclusion, having spanned a vast emotional space. Brahms’ Second Symphony played a more lighthearted foil to the “sturm und drang” of the concerto. Quite simply, this orchestra displayed an astounding range of expression, carrying off the many moods and contours of Brahms’


symphonic landscape with a full resplendent sound. The Second Symphony is redolent of alpine peaks and country dances, yet closes with a heart-racing, exciting allegro. Bravo! There was also an announcement of the newly endowed Kenneth Scutt Chair for principal flutist, Betsy Hudson Traba. Carole Scutt surprised her husband with this gift in honor of his birthday and his long career as a flutist with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Young artist is highlight Not 24 hours after the concluding Masterworks and Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall was filled again, this time with the parents and friends of the more than 400 young musicians of the Florida West Coast Symphony Youth Program. The musicians on stage ranged from first-year string players in the beginner string orchestras to graduating high school seniors in the Youth Philharmonic. While every ensemble was a thrill to hear, the highlight was pianist and Young Artist Competition winner, Cara Johnson. She was both graceful and powerful in her performance of the Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor with the Youth Philharmonic. Gayle Williams, a native Floridian and graduate of the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music in Cleveland, Ohio, has been active in the Sarasota music scene as a performer, writer and administrator since moving here in 1996. ❑


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Can you have too much of a good thing? I’ve been pondering that lately as I’ve bounced from one concert to the next. Any music lover in Sarasota can keep a full calendar of live performances to attend — and that’s a good thing. Most recently we’ve seen the conclusion of the 22nd Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival hosted by the Jazz Club of Sarasota with festival coordinator, Kenny Soderblom. It was a week full of lively jazz, but I was only able to catch the closing concert. This included both topof-the-line, straight-ahead jazz and a nod to smooth Latin jazz with headliner saxophonist Ed Calle. His highenergy set was a bit loud for some, but showed superb technique and attentiongrabbing originality. The opening set, featuring Kenny Soderblom, members of the unbeatable Kenny Drew Jr. Trio, along with trombonist Scott Whitfield, trumpeter Art Hoyle and vocalist Michelle Amato, was a real crowd pleaser. The trio alone — featuring Kenny Drew Jr., bassist Richard Drexel and drummer Tom Carabassi — was enough to blow us away. Add the fantastic voice of Michele Amato (as good at improv as any horn), and you have one hot set. The evening closed with the vocal work of balladeer Keely Smith for a fond nostalgic tribute to Frank Sinatra. Kudos


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Teach your children well Speaking of crime, it’s a crime how so many kids waste their summer months. Those of you who’d like to see your kids or grandkids stretch their brains for a change might consider enrolling them in some of our area’s exciting art courses.

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The Longboat Key Center for the Arts will be offering a range of courses in its upcoming summer art camp for kids. Courses include hands-on training in pottery making by Carla O’Brien, instruction in play-reading by Ann Roth, and Liz Davis’ course in paper making and printing. May 24 is the deadline for registration. For prices, times or full curriculum, call 383-2345. Art Center Sarasota features two remaining six-week “Art 4 Kids” sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. These include courses in drawing, painting and sculpture. Session 1 is closed-out; Session 2 meets from May 11 to June 15; Session 3 meets from June 22 through June 27. The cost is $25 per class, $120 per session. Call 365-2032. The Players Performing Arts School offers a full range of performing arts instruction for both children and adults. Call 365-2494 for details on content, prices and times. Florida Studio Theatre’s children’s performing arts camp offers overlapping sessions in acting, music, dance and improv for ages 5 through 17 beginning May 28. For a

The long, empty months of summer stretch distantly before us like so much empty beach. Now that the tourists are gone, it’s the perfect time to read a little Florida crime fiction on those suddenly empty beaches. To that end, Circle Books has invited a series of heavy-hitters specializing in tales of sunshine state sleuths and Florida felons. Tim Dorsey, author of “Florida Roadkill” and his latest, “Triggerfish Twist,” will appear at the bookstore at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8; Michael Connelly, author of “City of Bones,” will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church; the ever-popular Randy Wayne White will make a special birthday appearance at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the bookstore to sign copies of “Twelve Mile Limit,” his latest Doc Ford mystery. Call 388-2850 for details. — Compiled by Marty Fugate




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Dance festival fuses contemporary, classical Sarasota Ballet closes its season with a festival of the old and new. BY ELINOR ROGOSIN Dance Critic

The Sarasota Ballet’s Spring Festival of old and new works brought the current ballet season to a close with a performance that was both varied and bursting with high energy. Three duets, two classical and one contemporary, formed the core of the program like a piece of tasty, chewy nougat. Stephanie Murrish in a pale green, wispy Grecian tunic and her partner, Daniil Gaifullin, all bare legs and torso in a hint of a costume, thrilled the audience in their daring performance of the “Diana and Acteon Pas De Deux,” choreographed by Vaganova to the romantic, cascading rhythms of the Drigo score. With complete abandon, Gaifullin rode the musical crescendos, flinging himself across the stage as though possessed. It was fascinating to watch the play of the beautifully chiseled muscles of his almost nude body as he circled the stage in jetes en tournant, or held Murrish high over his head as she arched backwards in one of their seamless lifts. Gaifullin is a perfect partner for Murrish, a musical and precise dancer, who slid from perfect arabesques to jete splits to multiple pirouettes with an air of offhanded ease. Julianne Cavendish and Sergiy Mikhaylov performed adequately in the evergreen “Le Corsaire Pas De Deux,” choreographed by

Marius Petipa to Adolphe Adam’s stirring music, and handed down generation to generation since 1856. Cavendish has a soft, lyrical quality to her dancing, and though she managed the technical challenges embedded in this pas de deux, she appeared careful in both her preparations and her movements. Mikhaylov looked more comfortable in the role, gathering energy and passion as the intensity of the choreography built into the spectacular and challenging display of jumps and leaps that tumbled one after another into a series of exciting tours en l’air. Mikhaylov has a small, compact body with a facility for light jumps, and though Cavendish is only slightly smaller, he had no trouble lifting her. Cavendish’s gentleness and Mikhaylov’s feistiness made for an interesting contrast well suited to this pas de deux between a lady and her pirate. “Centaur,” James Buckley’s fascinating and contemporary pas de deux or duet, had its premiere performance on opening night. Mistie Metten and Michael Keating formed the halfhuman, half-horse pair in this short piece that was as much about the desire to unite or integrate two dissimilar parts into a whole as it is a hauntingly exquisite dance. From the sounds of neighing and horses hoofs before the curtain opened to the stark image of a lone, motionless body bent into itself as the gorgeous Delibes music replaced the animal sounds, it was obvious that this was a theatrical gem. Slowly, with the shaking of a hand, her body bending in a series of sensuous stretches, Metten, costumed in Bill Fenner’s imaginative brown, shaggy pants, pulled herself upright.

Keating, in matching, shaggy pants as the other two legs of the centaur, crawled out from a cluster of bamboo poles, hands flexed at the wrists, arms bent over head. Metten leapt into Keating’s arms. His legs jabbed the ground the way horses hoofs do. They were pulled together, she piggybacked on to him, clinging to her other half, and then they were on the floor as she caressed him with paw-like gestures. The choreography moved through both classical and modern vocabularies in a smooth transition flowing out of what one might think of as natural movements for a mythical being who is part animal and part human. At the end, Keating was poised upright behind Metten: they had come closer, but were not yet completely at peace with their other half. Forrest MacDonald designed the effective set of high, green stalks and shifting lights. “Lucid Apocalypse,” James Buckley’s ballet from 1998 is a unison-group work of mechanical mating set to the pounding rhythms of disco songs by Rob Eberhard Young and Lenny Kravitz. Amanda Phillips-Bosshart, Katherine Ullom, Julianne Cavendish, Mistie Metten and Alyson Pray were the women; Michael Keating, Florin Ciobanu, Sergiy Mikhaylov, Chaz Glunk, and David Thompson were their androgenous mates. From the opening of figures posed in a line as if taken from an ancient frieze, the dancing was infused with a feeling of ritual. In this work, the beat is everything and Buckley’s choreography was filled with athletic, nonstop movement that hinted at abstracted disco dancing punctuated with short, quick solos

and beautiful jumps that switched direction mid-air; but this was basically a dance in which group energy wins. “Symphony in T,” Adam Schnell’s new, lighthearted tribute to classical and neo-classical ballet set to music by 2 Unlimited from its album “Get Ready,” is an ambitious five-part ballet that juxtaposes the classical vocabulary against the pounding impulse of techno rock. With a nod to Balanchine, “Swan Lake” and “La Bayadere,” the choreography kept moving but was never overwhelmed by the strong beat, though Bill Fenner’s costumes for the three, bare-chested men (black pants with large cutouts on one leg) were a distraction. With a nod to the romantic ballet tradition, the corps of five girls were costumed in highly stylized white tutus except for black-clad Kathryn Malony, a dramatic dancer with strong and beautiful feet who danced the solo variations. Adam Schnell, as the hero in a white unitard, danced the man’s solo, replacing the injured Filipp Gadar. Robert de Warren’s moving depiction of grief, “Hymn to Man,” seen earlier this year as a tribute to the memory of the victims of September 11 retained its emotional power. The wraith-like figures of the dancers moved with a yearning, sculptural quality, reflecting the tearful Samuel Barber music, until a breath of hope was suggested with the entrance of a ministering angel offering the solace of tender care. Stephanie Murrish and Daniil Gaifullin were the main soloists, supported by five other couples from the company. ❑

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The Palm Avenue Gallery — “Oil on Canvas: Carole Connely.” This exhibit of the artist’s lively, romantic imagery opens Wednesday, May 1, and continues through May 31. Call 953-5757. Joan Peters Gallery — “Plein Air.” Award-winning photographs by Peter Gedeon will be on display from Wednesday, May 1, through May 31. Call 741-8056. Longboat Gallery — “The Holocaust Series.” This exhibition of powerfully moving art by Yakov Tsatskin opens from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 26, and continues through May 4. Call 383-8914.

ongoing Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art/Mira Mar Gallery — “Turning Point 7.” Leslie Lerner curates this exhibit of work

by seven recent graduates of Ringling School of Art and Design; sales proceeds will benefit the school. Ongoing through May 25. 366-2093.

Selby Library — “Art Work by Art Instructors.” This instructive exhibit continues through May 10. 316-1182. Gold Fish Galleries — “Group Show.” Art by such international artists as England’s Simon Bull, Venezuela’s Margarita Deleuze and France’s Nicole Pfund is featured through this summer. 366-0088. Kathleen Carrillo Galleries — “Passion.” This exhibition of Carillo’s vibrant acrylic-on-canvas paintings of tango dancers passionately continues through May 16. 362-4871. Plum Door Gallery — “With a Little Help from my Friends.” This exhibit includes hand-painted tiles by Pat Gawle and assemblage sculpture by Woody Candish. It continues through May 16. 362-0960. Blue House Gallery — “Art Focus Guild Spring Exhibition 2002.” Work in a variety of media by Art Focus Guild members is the focus of this exhibition; it continues through May 11. 366-0211. Beverly Fleming Gallery — “Paintings on Wood.” Carmen


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Brady Dollarhide’s “Tiger” is on exhibit at Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art / Mira Mar Gallery. Meckman’s furniture and one-of-a-kind, hand-painted wooden objects take center stage in this exhibition. It continues through May 16. 365-8683. Rosalie Silver Gallery — “Black and White.” This exhibit features Silver’s work in pen and ink and watercolor. It continues through May 16. 330-9817. Wallace Fine Art — “Spring Group Show.” This showcases work by Italo Botti, Michael Schuessler, B.H. Erschell and the “plain air” painters of Moscow’s Surikov Institute through May 31. 387-0746. L’Attitude Gallery — “All Women Show.” This all-out, allwomen show features selections from the gallery’s lineup of women artists through May 12. 779-1600.

Chasen Galleries — “Figures from around the World.” Figure on viewing work by Pino, Oleg Zhivetin, Hessam, Holland Berkley, Jurgen Gorg, Tomasz Rut and Fressinier through May 1. 366-4278. Copperleaf Studio & Gallery — highlighting the whimsical hand-painted clocks and carved furniture of Katherine Park all this month. Tom Post’s oil paintings, Anne Flynn’s colorful abstracts and Cathleen Shaw’s stained glass JANUS panels are also on display. 586-5323. Unitarian Universalist Church — “Inner Reflections.” D’Lee Ringling’s artistic reflections on the eternal feminine shine through May 19. 371-4974. Sonnet Gallery — “Celebration of Light.” This features paintings by Weston LeMonte and sculpture by Afghanistan’s Prince Zaland Sherzad through May 2. 955-6443.


Van Wezel — Carman, the noted Christian musician, performs at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26. Tickets are $39, $35 and $29. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-826-9303. Selby Gardens — The Vine Street Rumba Band will play Latin jazz and salsa from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Free with admission. Call 366-5731. Jazz Club Jam — featuring Singers Unlimited and an open jam session from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Holley Hall. Tickets are $3 for Jazz Club members, $5 for guests. Call 316-9207 or 366-1552. The Bay Band — Bob Edwards directs performances of Sinatra standards at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Longwood Park. Call 351-6618. Gulf Coast Men’s Chorus — performing 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Holley Hall. Tickets are $15. Call 953-7789. Sarasota Folk Club — hosting a performance by the Ashley Gang, at 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the Sailing Squadron. A 7:15 open mic session precedes performance. $5 donation. Call 377-9256. The Church of the Redeemer — featuring a performance of Franz Schubert’s Mass in G by the Symposium Singers, at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Admission is $10 to benefit Resurrection House. Call 955-4263.


Asolo Theatre — “Fully Committed,” the tale of a struggling actor struggling to stay sane, opens 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, and continues through June 9; “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare’s comedy bends genders until the night of May 25; “The Hollow,” Agatha Christie’s whodunit, remains under active investigation until May 25; “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife” presents a brisk cure to a woman’s allergy to real life through May 26. Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388. Asolo Conservatory — “The Way of the World.” Congreve’s classic comedy of manners has its way through April 28. Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388. Golden Apple Dinner Theatre — “Grease” remains the word CONTINUED ON PAGE 16B





CAFE DON GIOVANNI A new, exciting Italian restaurant on Longboat Key. The Chef prepares delicious foods using only the freshest ingredients. Ask Domenico about the menu and he will gladly prepare foods to your heart’s desire. Enjoy pasta to veal at very reasonable prices. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call 383-0013. CAFE ON THE BAY Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, Cafe on the Bay offers dinners views of the marina and bay in an elegant yet casual setting. The extensive menu has something for everyone. We are sister restaurant of the world class Cafe L’Europe. 2630 Harborside Dr. Hours: Lunch 11:30-3; Dinner 5:30-9 Sun. - Thurs; 5:30-10 Fri. & Sat,; Sunday Brunch from 9-1 $16.95. 383-0440. CIAO ITALIA A real trattoria on Longboat Key, the best homemade Italian food you ever tasted! From linguine with fresh clam sauce to veal scaloppine marsala. The most delicious antipasto you’ve ever had, plus succulent brick oven pizza. Try Ciao’s in the Centre Shops, you’ll not be disappointed. Hours: 11:30-3, 4:30-10p.m. 383-0010. THE COLONY DINING ROOM This classic award-winning restaurant with floor to ceiling windows offers Florida’s finest view of the Gulf of Mexico. The Colony Dining Room cuisine could be described as Contemporary Continental. You’ll also enjoy one of this nation’s finest wine lists. Reservations strongly suggested. Dinner from 6 p.m. nightly. Sunday Brunch: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, 383-5558. EUPHEMIA HAYE An eclectic atmosphere of art & antiques creates the setting for award-winning cuisine; classic preparations of roast duckling, steak au poivre, Caesar salad, gulf-fresh seafood and homemade pasta. Upstairs, the HayeLoft Lounge & Dessert Room touts top-shelf spirits & cordials, appetizers, an outrageous dessert display & live entertainment. Dinner nightly. Late night gourmet pizza & desserts. 383-3633. FOODIES MARKET AND CATERING Chef Charles Dekranis and company present a variety of great cooking in a casual market atmosphere. Big phat sandwiches, hot luncheon buffet, and fresh dinners to go. Prices are very reasonable, 6.99 for lunch and from 9.99 dinner, the market also offers fine wines, beer, fresh fish, and meats. Need catering? They do it all. Open Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 941-387-2525, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key. HARRY’S CONTINENTAL KITCHENS Harry’s is a cozy restaurant serving Continental classics and inventive seafood. Lunch, Brunch 11:30am-2:30pm. Sunday 10:00am-2:30pm, Dinner 5:00pm-9:30pm. The adjacent gourmet deli offers dinners, sandwiches, salads and party specialties to take-out. The deli has fine wines, gift baskets and has done catering since 1979. 525 St. Judes Drive, 5600 block Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-0777. Deli Hours: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm ISLAND JUICE & JAVA Winner of “Rookie” Small Business of 2001. “Experience the taste of Longboat” at this charming gourmet deli/coffee shoppe/ice cream parlor. Healthconscious dieters as well as decadent dessert lovers will delight in a large selection of breakfast, lunch, snack and dessert items. Eat in, take out, and catering. Open 7 days a week 7am - 7pm. 3174 Gulf of Mexico Drive (next to Sea Stable) 387-8783. LYNCHES LANDING BAR AND GRILL Sisters Ethna and Chris Lynch have captivated the true spirit of Ireland. Famous for Cork Cottage Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish smoked Salmon, fresh seafood and great burgers. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and our live music. 4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Hours: 11:30 a.m.11p.m. 383-0791. MAR VISTA Come by land or sea to Mar Vista’s Dockside Restaurant and discover Longboat Key’s favorite restaurant for fresh seafood and steaks. Enjoy lunch or dinner on our deck or in our old-Florida-style dining room. Kids’ menu. 760 Broadway. 383-2391. MAUREEN’S PALM GRILLE A restaurant for all reasons. Bistro style menu has been added offering the traditional and inventive to Steve Horn’s signature cuisine. Dine Al Fresco under the stars! It’s what everyone’s raving about. Serving Dinner Tues. through Sun. 383-7774

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THE MONKEY ROOM The Colony’s newest venue, The Monkey Room, with a choice of indoor and outdoor seating, features flavorful dishes from Indonesia, Florence, Havana and Paris. Just perfect for parties of all ages and sizes. Breakfast Mon. - Sat. 7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. All Day Dining available 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Adjacent to The Monkey Room is the all new Monkey Room Bar, one of the most comfortable lounges in town and definitely the place to be and be seen. Live entertainment nightly. Open daily at 11:30 a.m. 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive 383-5558. THE PLAZA RESTAURANT & WINE CELLAR Extraordinary food, exceptional service and an elegant setting, make the Plaza Restaurant & Wine Cellar the area’s favorite for dining. Order from our extensive menu featuring aged steaks, fresh seafood and game, or select from our Prix-Fixe menu, a three course dinner for two with a complementary bottle of wine for $49.00, excluding tax and gratuity and not available on holidays. Located behind Avenue of the Flowers Shopping Center at 525 Bay Isle Road. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations suggested. Jacket & tie not required. The Plaza is also available for private parties and special events. 387-2700. POSEIDON Chef David creates a menu daily from his repertoire of upscale seafood dishes and fine steaks. Permanent features on our menu include Miso-Glazed Chilean Sea Bass, Oak Grilled New York Strip Steak and our famous Crispy, Crackling Calamari Salad. We also boast an award-winning wine list. Open 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Daily. Entertainment by jazz pianist, Denis Alberico, Wed. - Sunday. 3454 Gulf of Mexico. 383-2500. SUNSET BAR & GRILL At the Hilton Longboat Key. Great “Island Style” dining overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. 4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Happy hour daily 5 - 7 p.m. Hours: 7 a.m. 10 p.m. 383-2451.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND BEACH BISTRO Award winning surfside dining. Zagat Guide “the best food on the Gulf Coast”. Recipient of the “Golden Spoon Award” bestowed on the Top Twenty restaurants in the State of Florida. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Hours: 5:00p.m. - 10:00p.m. Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive. Anna Maria Island. 778-6444. BISTRO AT ISLAND’S END Beach Bistro’s more casual cousin. Selected one of Florida’s “Top 200” restaurants by Florida Trend, praised by Zagat Guide and voted Best Overall Restaurant by locals. “Gulf Coast Cookery” with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Jazz piano on weekends. Hours: 5:00p.m. - 10:00p.m. Bistro at Island’s End, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Island 779-2444. BRIDGE TENDER INN & DOCKSIDE BAR Specializing in fresh seafood, outstanding steaks and barbecue ribs; open 7 days. Live entertainment every evening, also Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Lively happy hour 3 - 6 p.m. in the bar. Sailboat dockage west via Marker 49. Casual/fine dining. Enjoy the best of both worlds. Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. 778-4849. DA GIORGIO RISTORANTE Offers authentic Italian cuisine. A big selection of wines from around the world will most certainly enhance your meal. Live entertainment with Luigi Toth, Tuesday through Saturday, contributes to the already pleasant atmosphere. Gift certificates available. Open everyday from 5-10p.m. 779-0220. MAESTRO The best kept secret in town! This is the kind of Italian food we grew up with... Maestro blends the tradition of family, good times with friends, and authentic southern Italian and Sicilian cuisine. Good selection of wines, patio available. Open 7 days. Early dinner 4:30pm. Corner of Gulf Drive and Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 7786455 THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT Enjoy the biggest and most interesting breakfasts, lunches covering everything from mouthwatering seafood, salads to burgers, sandwiches of all kinds and sophisticated great value dinners. Dine outside on our deck overlooking Tampa Bay or our 1920’s Florida cottage dining room w/ fireplace. 7 Days a week 7am - 9pm. 111 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Island (opposite City Pier) 941-778-1515.

BRADENTON JONATHAN’S Welcome to ambience! Jazz music, creative continental cuisine, daily specials, fresh fish, crisp linens, fresh flowers and candlelight all make for an unforgettable, intense dining experience. Menu offers a blend of French, Creole and Italian dishes. Full bar, excellent wine list and decadent desserts. 677 Manatee Ave., West (in the Northwest Promenade). Open Tues. - Fri. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 761-1177


THE HUNGRY FOX The Hungry Fox is the neighborhood restaurant on St. Armands Circle. Casual dining featuring chef quality food reasonably priced. Serving you breakfast, lunch and dinner, pleasing local appetites for over 19 years with all of your favorites. Children and families welcome. Dine inside or on our garden patio overlooking the Circle. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 388-2222

SARASOTA BARNACLE BILL’S SEAFOOD No waterfront, no view, just great resort style food at neighborhood prices. Sarasota’s finest fresh seafood, specializing in the freshest local and northern seafood in the market. Old world and contemporary preparations with showcase quality seafood in the restaurant. (3 locations) Barnacle Bill’s Seafood on Main, 365-6800, Barnacle Bill’s Seafood on Webber, 923-5800., Barnacle Bill’s 5050 N. Tamiami Trail 355-7700. CRISPERS “Fresh Salads, Sandwiches & Soups”. Specialties include gourmet salads, stacked sandwiches, 12 soups everyday, ice cream, specialty coffees, desserts & fresh baked cookies - platters for meetings/gatherings; outside dining area, next to Hollywood 20, downtown Sarasota. Price range $3.00 to $7.00, Children’s menu. Take out available, non-smoking section. MC, Visa, AmEx, Discover. Sarasota Main Plaza, 1991 Main Street. 953-7007 DA RU MA Enter the exciting, fascinating and delicious world of Da Ru Ma, where expertly trained chefs perform feats of classic Teppan style cooking at your table. Along with traditional favorites, innovative combinations featuring sauteed shrimp, teriyaki steak, seafood, tempura, sushi and much more. Enjoy sunset specials with a breathtaking view of the bay. Open daily 5-10. At the Sarasota Quay, U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road. 951-2440. FIGARO’S New things are cooking at Figaro’s since the recent expansion of our kitchen. Now in addition to our renowned pasta and seafood favorites we are able to offer tender braises and distinctive baked pasta dishes at prices that have earned for us Zagat Survey’s America’s Best Meal Deals for 2001-2002. Lively, friendly atmosphere. Great wine selection. Well worth the ride. For reservations 927-8331. All major credit cards accepted. 7119 S. Tamiami Trail (Buccaneer Plaza), Sarasota. 7/10th mile south of Stickney Point Rd. MOREL RESTAURANT Enjoy sophisticated cuisine in one of Sarasota’s finest restaurants. A pleasant dining experience awaits you at Morel, where the cuisine is tantalizing and the service and atmosphere is warm and inviting. Well worth the trip! Centrally located with ample parking. Reservations suggested. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 4:30-9:30 p.m. 3809 S. Tuttle Ave., 927-8716. MUNROE’S For those beyond trends and power dining, Munroe’s is Sarasota’s mainstay. Enjoy sophisticated regional American cuisine, a global wine list and friendly, attentive service in a historic urban atmosphere. The upstairs jazz tavern offers live entertainment, late night appetizers and desserts, happy hour and full dinner menu. Chefowned and operated. Valet parking. Hours: Dinner Mon.-Thur. 5:30-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10 p.m. Closed Sundays. Catering available. 316-0609.






through May 5. Call 366-5454. Florida Studio Theatre — “Naked by the River.” This hip romantic comedy struts its stuff through June 1. Call 3669000. Florida Studio Theatre Cabaret Club — “Laughing Matters.” This evening of song and sketch comedy skewers politics and pop culture through May 18. Call 366-9000. Manatee Community College Neel Auditorium — “Lysistrata.” This production features a 1960s twist on Aristophanes’ classic (and famously bawdy) anti-war comedy through April 26. Call 752-5252. Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre — “A Funny thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” opens 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, and continues through May 19. Call 7485875. Players Theatre — “Red Wedding.” The excitement and brief, false hope of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square rally form the backdrop for this world-premiere musical which runs through April 28. Call 365-2494. Theatre Works — “Cookin’ with Gus.” This serves up a camera-shy chef who gets a chance at her own TV show. It continues to simmer through May 12. 952-9170.

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Spring music in bloom Now that the birds are making beautiful music, it’s only fitting that the humans give them a little competition. The Florida West Coast Symphony will be offering two lighthearted concerts in the week ahead: “A Breath of Fresh Air” presents the music of springtime as performed by the Florida Wind Quintet; at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. Tickets are $10; “A Spanish Sandwich” offers spicy Spanish selections by the New Artists Piano Quartet, at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Tickets are $10 and $15. Both concerts take place at Holley Hall. Call 953-3434.

Natural photography exhibit Those interested in springtime art for the eyes as well as ears should check out the upcoming photographic exhi-

The Florida Wind Quintet springs into action April 30 at Holley Hall. bition from Friday, April 26, through June 2 at Selby Gardens. Spectacular images from more than 100 of the nation’s most promiment nature photographers will be on display — and

hybrid would look something like Bobby Collins, who’ll be performing through April 28. Call 925-FUNY.

McCurdy’s Comedy Theater — if a mad scientist created a genetic hybrid of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, the resulting

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Circle Books — hosting John Clay, author of “Snollygosters, Airheads and Wimps,” a compendium of oddities from the language of political discourse, at 1 pm Saturday, April 27. Call 388-2850.


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Roger Rosenblatt, author of “Where We Stand: 30 reasons for Loving Your Country,” will speak at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 29, at Michael’s On East, as the guest of the Palm Literary Society and Sarasota News & Books. Call 957-3660 for reservations. Sarasota News & Books — hosting Robert Cohen, author of “Inspired Sleep,” a provocative satire of our over-medicated society, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Selby Public Library. Call 365-6332.


Sarasota Film Society’s Burns Court Cinema — “Italian for Beginners” offers lessons in more than language to a class of Copenhagen neighbors; “Monsoon Wedding” is a stormy blend of comedy and drama at a marriage in New Delhi; “Festival in Cannes” is Henry Jaglom’s look at the deals, desperation and intrigue (both romantic and cinematic) going on behind the scenes at the festival; “Et tu Mama Tambien” is a sexy, politically incorrect Mexican road picture and a runaway box office smash south of the border. For complete schedule and times call 955-FILM.


Banyan Theater Study Group — meeting to discuss the works to be performed by the new theater company later this summer. This first session begins with Shaw’s “Don Juan in Hell” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Selby Public Library. 926-2996. Longboat Key Center for the Arts — ongoing instruction in painting, pottery, jewelry, sculpting, glass, fiber and the performing arts. Tuition is $60 for five consecutive classes or $15 per individual class. 383-2345. ❑

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Cook earns raves for her recipes Betty Johnson says she didn’t learn how to cook until she was married and one of her first attempts at something special was a bit of a disaster. “I made a deep chocolate cake for Carl’s (her husband) birthday and the cake was fine,” recalls Johnson. “But after I made the frosting I found I had only enough to cover about half of it. It wasn’t pretty, but we ate it.” Mostly a self-taught cook, Johnson said her brother-in-law was a chef. “He gave me a lot of cookbooks and recipes,” she says. Two of the recipes are still her favorites — Swiss steak with a “wonderful sauce” and tempura shrimp. “He said no kitchen should be without a whisk and gave me one,” Johnson explains. “He was right. I use it for everything and still have it.” Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving at the Johnson household. “I keep them in my freezer year-round,” says Johnson. “I never stuff them — it is always dressing on the side.” Johnson likes to entertain at brunch. Right now she’s planning a special one May 10 for her granddaughter, Juanita Ann Barb, who graduates with honors with May 4 from Jacksonville University. On the menu will be ham, turkey, of course, and several of Barb’s favorite dishes, including Grandma Johnson’s cole slaw. The dressing is Johnson’s special concoction and it contains some ready prepared cole-slaw dressing as an ingredient. Gelatin salads are served frequently by Johnson, and she says her method is foolproof: “I always use 1 cup of hot water and 1 cup of ice cubes. It works every time.” A nephew, who was a chef/owner of a Michigan restaurant, sampled Johnson’s chicken salad at a family gathering. He took the recipe back with him. If you’re eating out in Michigan, look for Aunt Betty’s Chicken Salad on the menu. Johnson’ s pecan pie always draws raves. She attributes it to


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Betty Johnson is still using the stainless steel whisk her brother-in-law gave her more than 40 years ago. a secret ingredient she decided to share with us. “I add some Kahlua to the filling,” she reveals. Johnson and her husband, Carl, “discovered” Longboat Key in 1965 and moved here in 1967 and built the Outrigger. She also became a Realtor. The couple enjoys traveling and are planning a delayed trip to Italy in the near future. The trip was to celebrate the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary, but before they were to leave, Johnson was in a serious car accident. With a chuckle, Johnson says, “We’ll celebrate our 55th instead.” ❑

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Gerri Laurino, Rebecca Howell and Ken Parsons of The Plaza Restaurant

It doesn’t seem possible but each year the quality of the food served at the Taste of the Nation, the benefit for All Faiths Food Bank, continues to get better and better. In its ninth year, the culinary event almost seems to be a competition among the chefs to outdo each other. Not only the food, but the décor of the booths, as well, gets more impressive. But even more impressive is the generosity of the participating restaurants and chefs who donate time, talent and all the food served. There’s no doubt about the popularity of the event held April 18 at the Phillippi Estate — cars were parked from the site to U.S. 41 with a shuttle transporting the crowds from additional parking. Choosing to arrive after initial crowd came to feast, was a wise decision. The was bit more space to move around in under the massive tent. I decided to make the grand tour, checking out the booths first to see the offerings, then returning to sample. Seafood and variations of pasta seemed to be prevalent but there was a lot of variety.


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Participating Longboat Key restaurants Euphemia Haye and The Poseidon served rack of lamb with red currant sauce and a spicy shrimp with fresh soy beans, respectively. Both were crowd pleasers. Seafood was featured at Pattigeorge’s, The Plaza Restaurant and the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, all from Longboat. Mussels with a rich coconut curry, an interesting combination of flavors, was served by Pattigeorge’s. The Plaza served a gorganzola crostini with red onion and a tuna teriyaki with enoki mushrooms. Both were very flavorful. The Colony’s presentation was quite interesting. It served pepper-crusted, seared-fresh tuna on coconut crostini, with a grilled mango and pineapple chutney. Taste of the Nation’s Co-chairman Paul Mattison served a pepper-seared pork tenderloin with a cranberry-mango chutney and sage au jus from Mattison’ s American Bistro, his new restaurant in St. Petersburg. (Ann M. Andrew is the event’s other co-chair.) The Madfish and Hillview Grills served a lobster salad with cilantro sauce, topped with sweet potato hay and a Key lime drizzle. It was presented in a an easy-to-handle cone wrap. The cilantro and Key lime were a great complement to the lobster. The line was continuous at the T.P. Hans booth, which presented chicken sauteéd in Jack Daniels cream with wild mushrooms and sweet rice. A change of pace at the Blackboard Bistro was a wild mushroom paté with a salad of asparagus, shitake mushrooms and fennel. I did not expect the combination to be so flavorful, but it was. Crabmeat was featured at Zoria’s with a Dungeness crab salad with an orange vinaigrette, made with orange, avocado and argula. Lump crab cakes were available at Morel’s. Anthony’s presented a colorful and tasty antipasto. Artichoke salad, roasted peppers, bow-tie pasta and bruschetta were among the items. Café Baci presented tortellini with a wonderful creamy cheese, bacon and peas sauce. I was tempted to return for a second serving. Michael’s Mediterranean Grille’s penne pasta with smoked salmon and a white-wine-and-caper cream sauce attracted a steady line of samplers. More seafood was found at the Silver Cricket, Fred’s and Michael’s On East. A seafood ceviche with cucumber was fea-

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Paul-E-Boy of Pattigeorge’s tured at the Silver Cricket; espresso-crusted takari of tuna with wakame and rice-noodle salad and red chili oil drizzle was at Fred’s; and at Michael’s On East, Fijan escalope with baby bok choy and caviar buerre blanc. Mi Pueblo chose traditional Mexican dishes with chicken fajitas and taquitos. It was another definite crowd-pleaser. There was still more to come for tasters. Ophelia’s on the Bay had a wonderful saffronrice paella chock full of chicken, clams, shrimp, sausage and calamari. A tri-colored duck pasta with sundried tomatoes and feta cheese with a great flavor was at the Sysco booth. It also served New Zealand mussels with an exotic Thailand sauce. Tender slices of roast beef accompanied by either a green peppercorn or horseradish sauce at Cosimo’s Brick Oven found tasters sampling both sauces. The Waterside Room’s presentation had a Southern twist. Featured was a Cajun Creole with red beans and rice and chunks of bayou bread. It was seasoned but not too much, allow-

ing the flavors to be savored individually. At the Osteria booth, there was bruschetta with an assortment of toppings, while Tommy Bahama’s featured ribs and a chilled gazpacho. The Rotary Club Kid’s Café was a hit with me. Three giggling girls delightedly offered me a sample of their culinary endeavors — Hawaiian quesadillas with pineapple and chicken. They show sure signs of moving up in the culinary world. Their quesdillas were great. Taste of the Nation is more than just food. There was a silent auction with approximately 200 items, and participating wine and beverage distributors, in addition to local and national sponsors. Giving Hunger the Blues, an event held earlier, featured different musical groups; George Generoso and Caroline Sansone were the co-chairs. All Faiths Food Bank, the beneficiary of the event, was established in 1989. It distributes more than 2.5 million pounds of food annually in Sarasota and Desoto counties. Taste of the Nation is just one of the fund and food raisings events which benefit the organization. For more information about the All Faiths Food Bank, call 379-6333. ❑

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Clockwise from left: Dr. Eugenie Clarke and Pat Suding John and Lillian Levine Volunteer Nancy Brandhorst at the Touch Tank Ron Johnson Photos by Dora Walters

John Baker with volunteer Milton Kruk

Mote Marine shows appreciation for volunteers. BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor


ote Marine Laboratory Director Dr. Kumar Mahadevan speaks with great pride about the facility’s volunteers. He should. The volunteer count at Mote is 1,561 and includes all categories, even student interns and rescue workers. Service hours donated by these volun-

Larry Coffey, Mary Smiegelski and David Kendall

teers for the year 2001 add up to 207,290. This time is equivalent to the hours of work by approximately100 paid staffers. On April 16, the volunteers were honored at an awards luncheon when service pins were presented and officers elected for the Board of Volunteers. A special guest was Dr. Eugenie Clark, Mote’s first director. Longboat Key Vice Mayor Ron Johnson, a five-year volunteer, was elected to serve as president. Other officers are Nancy Stevenson, vice president; Virginia Miller, secretary; and Bob Leuta, treasurer. Recipients of 20-year service awards included Jack Levine of Longboat Key, Mel Hamann, Elmer Lerner and Jack Myhal. Fifteen-year pins were presented to Carl Benninghoff, Nancy Brubaker, Dwight Davis and Jean Handman. Longboat Key residents Nancy Redgrave, Joyce and Larry Weiss, Manny Kurzberg and Suzanne Goodman received pins for 10 years of service. Other 10-year volunteers honored were David Alexander, Henry Brunke, Charlene Butler, Robert Fredlund, Pauline Giesler, Don Harayda, Paul

Manny and Marcia Kurzberg and Nancy and John Redgrave Harris, Gavin Litwiler, Robert Myers and Patricia Paterson. Approximately 250 volunteers received either the Blue Shark award, for one year of service, the Green Shark award, for three years’ service, or the Pewter Shark award for five years of service. Andrea Davis, director of Volunteer Service, praised the volunteers for their

dedication but added more are welcomed. New programs are continually being developed at Mote and with many of the volunteers being seasonal residents, the need for volunteers is constant. For more information about becoming a Mote volunteer, contact Davis at 388-4441, Ext. 438. ❑




Store around the corner

Boomerang Tennis Shop 645 Cedars Court, Longboat Key Year Established: 1976; 1988 at Cedars Type of store: Tennis and active wear specialty shop. Most expensive item: $299 Least costly item: $1.50 Owners: Katherine and Warren Girle Favorite book: “The Old Man of the Sea,” by Ernest Hemingway is Warren’s book of choice. Favorite movie: “Titanic” is Katherine’s favorite.

What you like best about this area: “The people, the sunshine and the water sports,” answers Warren. What you like least: “It’s hard for me to come up with a least — this is paradise,” replies Warren. Best business advice ever received: “If you treat people right, they’ll treat you right and come back, just like the Boomerang name of the shop,” says Warren. If you could reincarnate, what would you be: “One of Katherine’s pets,” Warren answers. — Compiled by Shay Sullivan

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CLUB LONGBOAT Updated and furnished, first floor 2 bedroom plus sun room in popular tennis and beach community. 8 Har-Tru courts, 2 pools and spa, plus friendly social club. Incredible Longboat Key value. Reduced Now $444,000.

Wonderful home on Bird Key! Separate office with bath makes this executive home a must see. 4 full bedrooms and could be a perfect family compound or just a winter hideaway. Home has been modestly remodeled and is ready for occupancy. $518,000

INN ON THE BEACH Beach front luxuriously appointed Club Suite. A great way to own on Longboat Key in a luxury resort. Strong income potential! 2001 Gross Income $60,251. Offered for $329,000.


ST ARMANDS Remodeled pool home light, bright, open and sunny! High ceilings, 3 bedrooms. Great rental history. Walk to the circle and beach. Turnkey furnished. $472,000.

Elegant and sophisticated but a casual, comfortable family home! 4,418 sq ft home features 5 spacious bedrooms, 4 baths plus 2 powder rooms, game room, exercise room, study and much more. Gorgeous pool setting. $999,500.

New To Market TANGERINE BAY CLUB...Building 370. This luxurious condo feels like a home. A courtyard entry with gas grill, views of the bay & pool area. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage is for easy living. Offered at $700,000. LONGBOAT HARBOUR TOWERS...#303. This lovely direct gulf front, 1 bedroom, 1 bath condominium is a fabulous getaway. Turnkey furnished. Offered for $329,900. G LAUREL MEADOWS...Monaco home. DIN 4 bedroom, 3 bath. $240,000. PEN SALE A 2 bedroom, G PROMENADE...#503, plan N 2hisbath I D with marble entry, marbleEbaths, large and her N P E walk in closets A awaits beach lovers. $629,000. L S PELICAN COVE...2BR/2BADcondo overlooking boat basin.$245,000. SOL PROMENADE...#402, A wonderful corner conLDviews. $780,000. dominium with gulf and SObay PROMENADE...#811, Direct Gulf front, 3 bedrooms, 3 bath luxurious OLDcondo with gulf S views. $900,000.

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A small community of five townhouses, this is truly one of a kind home on the whitest sand known to us here in Florida. Large living area with extended balcony with spiral staircase to pool area. Filtered views to the bay and clear view of the pool and recreation area. Deeded beach access. Boat slip and 10,000lb boatlift included, pool. $879,000



Bob & Taube

Plush beachside condo with pride of place. Designer decorated unit boasts gulf frontage, 24hour security. Tiled foyer, airy interior, light and airy spirit. Rec room, very nice custom blinds, spacious bedrooms, Extra-large closets, 2 BR/2 baths. Washer/dryer. Clubhouse, community swimming pool/spa, turnkey. Covered parking. A beautiful buy! $625,000

Area of multi million dollar homes! Courtyard pool home. Prime for remodel or build your dream. Large lot offers many possibilities! Offered for $975,000.

Totally updated! No popcorn ceilings here! 3 bedrooms, roof top sun decks and porches! Garden atrium for out-door grilling! Private beach & fishing pier! Owner/Realtor. Offered for $589,000.

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Katherine and Warren Girle own the pro shop servicing the Cedars Tennis Resort, which the civic group Friends of Tennis Inc. has offered to buy for the town.

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attracted such leading marketers as US West, MCI, CocaCola and Kodak.

LBK has botox expert Longboat Key’s own Michael E. Jasin, M.D., and the Jasin Facial Rejuvenation Institute have been designated as a national training center to teach physicians his technique for the cosmetic use of Botox, recently approved by the FDA for treatment of certain facial lines or wrinkles. Although the FDA approval is specifically for brow furrows or vertical lines Michael E. Jasin between the brows, Botox has been successfully used for years to treat lines in other areas of the face where facial muscle movement creates lines, such as the forehead, crow’s feet or laugh lines, as well as the upper lip. Jasin was one of the 150 physicians nationwide chosen by the Allergan Corporation, makers of Botox, to train other physicians in the safe and effective use of its product. Jasin was recently invited to attend a conference in San Francisco comprised of the nation’s foremost group of physicians using Botox.

Pierson named president of ad agency Clarke Advertising & Public Relations has realigned its management structure and named Bill Pierson, 38, as president and chief operating officer. He also becomes a principal of the firm. The announcement was made by Tim Clarke, chairman and chief executive officer, who founded the $20 million firm 15 years ago. Clarke is a resident of Longboat Key. Pierson’s career started on the McDonald’s account at DDB Needham Worldwide and parlayed into account management assignments for United Artists Entertainment, Sir Speedy Printing and Safeway. From there, Pierson and former DDB art director, Brian Hawkins, formed Pierson Hawkins Advertising Inc., which earned a reputation for exceptional creative work and

Coast Bank hires Tull Gerald Anthony, president and CEO of Coast Bank, announced the hiring of Sandy Tull as vice president and branch manager of the Longboat Key office. Tull comes to Coast from Republic Bank, where she served most recently as a vice president in private banking. She served as vice president of Barnett Bank for 15 years in the Longboat Key market. Tull’s volunteer Sandy Tull activities include serving as treasurer of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. — Compiled by Shay Sullivan


Sarasota Ford has received the President’s Award from Ford Motor Company, the automaker’s highest dealer honor. The designation this year went to only 340 dealerships out of 5,000. Longboat Key resident Vern Buchanan, president of Sarasota Ford, was notified of the award by James G. O’Conner, president of the Ford Division of Ford Motor Company and Al Giombetti, executive director, North NEW LISTINGS!! America Ford Customer Service Division. PREMIER GULF FRONT Winning dealers must maintain sales thatESTATE exceed Ford Motor Company benchmarks for their market size. The dealers also must be top-rated by customers for service and the overall ownership experience. Sarasota Ford is part of the Buchanan Automotive Group, which includes 14 other car franchises in central



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ITZ ARLTON - Sensational one-of-a-kind, 15th floor residence w/many upgrades. Custom cherry cabinets, Sub-Zero refrigerator, 3 bedrooms + large den, open floor plan, breathtaking view of bay & marina. 2 parking, 2 storage. $2,590,000.


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IZCAYA ENTHOUSE – Magnificent, fabulous custom corner penthouse w/spectacular panoramic views of Gulf & Bay. Most sought after floor plan w/Saturnian floors, marble baths, granite kitchen. Private elevator. $2,999,000.

THE PIERRE - Capture sunrises and sunsets, gulf, bay skyline and golf course views from this spectacular 5th floor home in resort style building. Southwest exposure, light, bright and airy, this unit boasts 2BR + den, 2 balconies, glass block, mirrors, plantation shutters, garage parking, many amenities. $975,000.

Pristine Privacy on 2 1/2+ acres gated and walled estate. Enchanting landscaping, entrance fountain, private gulf beach plus shimmering pool and entertainment area. Elegant home with exquisite finishes and quality. Private master suite plus 4 guest suites. Incredibly beautiful home in a private location minutes to St. Armands and Sarasota.........$16,750,000



Because it’s all about trust two generations worth. NEW LISTING - QUEENS HARBOUR A new standard of luxury. On the golf course with lake view, the Essex courtyard model. 3BR/3.5BA, upgrades beyond the imagination. Offered at $1,250,000 ISLANDS WEST - Fifth floor apartment with southwest exposure, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, gulf views from living room, dining room and kitchen. Wrap around balcony. Two small pets welcome. Upscale building with clubhouse, fitness area, tennis court, heated pool and sauna. $575,000 3211 BAYOU SOUND - Open Sunday 1-4 Built by Bamboo Construction in 1995 with marble floors, granite counters, open floor plan, pool, spa and state-of-the-art docking facilities. PRICE REDUCED TO $1,199,000 BAY ISLES WATERFRONT - Behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club in the Bayou section, this 3bedroom waterfront home has an open floor plan, updated kitchen, new roof, dock, pool, spa and private beach club membership. $808,000 COREY’S LANDING - Longboat Key villa with southern exposure overlooking golf course and lake. Excellent floor plan including 3BR/2.5BA, kitchen, family room area, formal living room with fireplace and caged heated pool. Community pool, Har-Tru tennis courts, private beach club. PRICE REDUCED TO $519,000



RAND AY - Decorator furnished Biscayne with breathtaking views of the bay and city skyline! Two bedrooms plus den with every amenity including fitness center, fabulous pool, clubhouse, gated community and private beach club. $899,000.


Fabulous first floor feels like a beach house! Directly on the Gulf - step out to the pool, glorious sunsets and miles and miles of white sand beach! 2 bedrooms, open floor plan. Amenities include tennis, Olympic-sized pool, secured building. Private location - walk to restaurants, Publix. $549,000.

Judy Kepecz 800.910.8728 (941)387.1825

OUTSTANDING 8TH FLOOR PANORAMIC VISTAS of Gulf, beach & magnificent sunsets plus views overlooking nature preserve and Sarasota Bay. Customized w/gorgeous built-ins & upgrades. Gulf to Bay 2/3 bedrooms REDUCED! $1,195,000. BAY VIEWS, 2 BEDROOMS, SPLIT PLAN PENDING $445,000.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Enjoy Longboat Key,


GULF FRONT- North Siesta Key small exclusive enclave tucked into almost an acre with spectacular views of the Gulf, Big Pass, South Lido, the bayou and sunsets. $1,995,000.

BAYFRONT COUNTRY CLUB SHORES – Dock your boat at home when you build on this sailboat deep waterfront lot with unparalleled views. $1,479,000.



convenient to St. Armands Circle & Sarasota plus deeded beach access. Approx. 2150 + sq ft, beautifully updated 2BR/2BA easily converted to 3BR/3BA. 2 car garage, fenced backyard, Maytag appliances.........REDUCED!......$310,000.

LONGBOAT BAYFRONT HOME - Direct Bayfront Longboat Home - OPEN HOUSE DAILY! 661 Dream Island Rd. WIDE OPEN BAY VIEWS with no boundaries. Deep water and multiple boat dock. Gorgeous, tropical, direct bayfront lot to build on or live in existing lovely home.........$1,275,000 Owner/Agent.





3 BEDROOM - DIRECT GULF - Unparalleled Gulf, beach & sunset views. Gorgeously updated. Behind the gates...............................................$685,000.

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BAYFRONT - Brand new Key West style custom 2 story home with every amenity. Gourmet island kitchen, 2 see-through fireplaces, elevator, wet bar, huge master suite and so much more. Dock with davits and hoist, spectacular water view. $2,250,000.






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ARBOR CRES ATERFRONT – On a large yacht basin to Sarasota Bay. Southern exposure, palatial in size, exquisite details. 5,300 sq. ft. residence will feature 4 BR, including first floor master suite, soaring ceilings, library, game room, custom gourmet island kitchen, granite surfaces, butler’s pantry, fireplace, pool/spa & elevator. Sailboat protected dock, circular paved driveway, 3 car garage. $3,950,000.

DREAM ISLAND - Sailboat water - wonderful spacious home on wide canal plus Bay views from front living areas. Gorgeous large lot, custom pool for family enjoyment & entertaining. Boating water is direct access to Bay & intracoastal...........................$759,000.


ABAL OVE – Almost new, exquisite design and detail meet fabulous lakefront location. Grand living room with soaring ceilings and designer built-ins, separate elegant dining, impressive wood paneled library. 4 bedrooms, including grand master with his and her baths. Heated pool. 3 car garage. $1,699,000.

INN ON THE BEACH - Exceptional first floor walkout! Two private double terraces plus largest condo offered at the Longboat Key Club..........................$750,000.


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Key real estate

North beach home sells for $3.1 million Those escalating, multi-million dollar sales, so typical on south Longboat Key, have finally spread to the Manatee County side of Longboat as two north beachfront homes were sold in March for more than $3 million each. In the most recent north Key sale, a home on a deep lot with 200 feet on the Gulf of Mexico has been sold for $3,100,000 by Harriet V. and Rainer W. Josenhanss to D. Joal and Robert J. Adams of Lakeland. The two-bedroom and 3.5bath home was built in 1990 on what was known as the Ferguson Tract at 6669 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Back in June 1989, the property sold as a vacant beachfront lot for $305,000. In early March, Larry Greenspon paid a north Key record $3.8 million to Betsy and John Kane-Hartnett for their 12year-old, Gulf-front home with five bedrooms and 4.5-baths at 6131 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Counting the $1.71 million which Nehushtan, Limited

Liability Company (L.L.C.), paid to Lotti and Rolf S. Luscher for their home at 6405 Gulfside Drive, a total of three homes were sold on Longboat Key’s north beach in February and March for $8,610,000. Additionally, there were two other million-dollar sales on north side of the Key since the first of the year, one in Hideaway Bay for $1,050,000 and the other at The Grande Condominium for $1,225,000. That’s $10,885,000 for five transactions.

Kent L’Ambiance Condominiums CHETLAIN Charles L. Barancik of Northbrook, Ill., who recently paid $4.7 million for the most expensive penthouse at en Provence, has sold his three-bedroom and five-bath apartment unit A-601 at L’Ambiance Condominiums for $2,900,000. The buyers were Jane Smith and her husband, Kurt P. Schellhas of Edina, Minn. Four condominiums have now been sold at the 136-unit L’Ambiance so far this year for an average price of $1,787,500.


BAY ISLES/DEEP WATER DOCK 4BR/4BA plus den & family room, 3800 sq. ft. Features include open floor plan, large pool & spa, high ceilings, quality spacious kitchen, ceramic floors, marble master bath, outdoor cook center. $1,399,000.




The ultimate in luxury living indoors and out with 4500 sq. ft. of air conditioned space & 5300 sq. ft. of terrace. Comfort and sophistication are found in the flowing interior with the finest of features. Unobstructed, breathtaking views of Sarasota, the Gulf and Bay are duplicated by no others. $3,999,999.


BOATER’S DELIGHT Over 4400 sq. ft. on deep sailboat water canal in Bay Isles overlooking Cranes Bayou. Open floor plan with 3BR/5.5BA, features include granite kitchen, marble baths, vaulted ceiling, elevator, very private covered patio & pool area. $1,299,000.

Farther up Longboat Club Road at The Privateer, Teresa Davis Graison, trustee of Lorain S. Davis Living Trust, sold apartment 804 to Patricia DeMaio of Livingston, N.J., for $348,000. It was the first sale this year at the 12-story, 116-unit Privateer towers.

Water Club II The incredible profits continue at the 11-story, 86-unit Water Club II. In the latest, Janice K. and John R. Connor Jr., 1281 Gulf of Mexico Drive, sold their three-bedroom and four-bath apartment 602 to Laurie D. Brandenborg of Edina, Minn., for $2,450,000. The sale price for this three-year-old unit was $839,500 more than the $1,610,500 it sold for new in August 1999. This was just the second re-sale at Water Club II since the first of the year, which averaged $2,275,000. In contrast at neighboring Water Club I there has been only one re-sale this year for $1,250,000.

Beachplace Over at the 336-unit Beachplace, Longboat Key’s second largest condominium complex, there was one transaction in Phase III. Judith G. and Michael S. Brostorff of the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Ill., purchased unit 305 in building 11 from Sarasota Six, L.L.C., of Fayetteville, N.Y., for $483,000. Signing the deed of sale for Sarasota Six was its manager, Robert Wladis. This was the first Beachplace III sale this year.

Sanctuary III Roger C. Pettingell, one of the area’s leading Realtors, bought the three-bedroom and four-bath unit A-602 at Sanctuary III in December of 2001 for $1,110,000 and then four months later sold the 11-year-old condo to Judith Cohen of Highland Park, Ill., for $1,305,000.

Country Club Shores Then Pettingell turned right around and bought a three-bedroom and three-bath home with swimming pool at 1101 Bogey Lane in the fifth unit of Country Club Shores for $632,100. Sellers were Michelle and Harry Bishop of Knoxville, Tenn. The 35-year-old home last sold for $300,000 in June of 1995.


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BAYPORT ➤CHOICE SETTING...Totally private, furnished 2BR/2BA overlooking peaceful lake. Har Tru tennis and large pool. Walk to beach. Mid Key location. $429,000.

MARINA BAY- REDUCED 3BR/3BA corner unit on the Bay within walking distance to the marina & golf course. Over 3000 sq. ft., floor to ceiling windows & wrap around terraces with beautiful bay views. Furnished. $889,000.


PELICAN HARBOUR ➤SUNSETS - SUNRISE...Enjoy both from this 5th floor 3BR with three terraces. Furnished - fireplace 2 car garage plus small community. $749,000.


➤SUPER SHARP...Panoramic views spanning bay to beach - 2BR plus den - sumptuous hardwood floors - noteworthy amenities. $774,000.



Priced for a quick sale, this 3BR/2BA home with new dock to accommodate large boat or 2 small ones on the 2 lifts. Open floor plan, spacious family room, bonus 1st level. $879,900.

ST. ARMANDS - WASHINGTON DR. Rare opportunity to update present home designed by famous architect, Zimmerman, or create your own dream castle. Or, possibly build TWO spacious homes in this prestigious location on two contiguous lots (22,000 sq. ft. total land). Near beach, fine restaurants and shops. Call 383-8273 for survey, information. BUILDERS WELCOME. EXCHANGE PREFERRED. Ask for Laura H. 941-388-4433 • Res: 941-383-8273 Toll Free: 1-800-950-4959 • Fax: 941-388-5201


Privacy of a single family home in Queens Harbour. 3BR/3.5BA, over 3000 sq. ft. with 15’ high ceilings, floor to ceiling aquarium windows, and a large caged pool in a very tropical setting. $944,000. $899,000.


➤PRESTIGIOUS ADDRESS...The finest design and workmanship are evident in this meticulous, customized gulf front condo. Spacious 4BR residence offers privacy, fabulous views, large terrace with summer kitchen, plus private 2-car garage. Furnished at $4,250,000.

NEW VILLA - LONGBOAT KEY CLUB Under construction, one of a kind villa, 3BR/3.5BA, many upgrades including pool & spa. Still time to make custom selections. Panoramic golf course lake view. $799,000.

WATERFRONT ELEGANCE ➤OVER TWO ACRES... Sumptuous 5BR/5.5BA Mediterranean home with commanding views of the river and bay. Beautifully accented with custom finishes, the residence has pool, beach, dock and separate guest house. $2,950,000.

WATERFRONT LOT Lake front in Sabal Cove with panoramic golf course views across the water and beautiful evening sunsets. Generous in size to accommodate an estate style home. $799,000.

BAY ISLES BAYOU - REDUCED Single story, custom home with high ceilings, open floor plan, 3BR/3.5BA, spacious kitchen, caged pool & lanai in a private setting. $749,000 $699,000.

HARBOUR ACRES West of Trail in the medical district 3BR updatedhome on wooded lot with pool. $489,000.

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383-9253 PELICAN HARBOUR Direct Gulf Front... Awesome sunsets, 3B/3B, fireplace, 3 balconies, garage. Gulf views from every room! Don’t miss this one. Tennis, pool, (Boat dock on bay) REDUCED TO $699,000

BAY HARBOR Boaters Dream...2B/2B condo in small complex overlooking boat docks with access to bay,and heated pool $282,500



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Thus, there have been 10 homes sold in Country Club Shores this year through April 3, averaging $838,810.

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Islands West Over at the 15-story, 89-unit Islands West tower, 2725 Gulf of Mexico Drive, one transaction was recorded in which Ramona L. Hoekema from Florence, Ky., bought apartment 4-B from MacRoy Investments, Ltd., headed by James G. MacLaren for $475,000. It was just the second sale at Islands West this year, the earlier one going at $539,000.

Falls Circle, Sarasota, for apartment unit 621. It was the first sale at Grand Bay VI this year.

Sand Cay Nancy J. and Rudolph H. King of Bonita Springs sold their unit 214 at the 60-unit Sand Cay Condominium, 4725 Gulf of Mexico Drive, to Michelene R. and James W. Lepczyk from Grosse Point Farms, Mich., for $330,000. Earlier this year another Sand Cay condo sold for $335,000.

When Gretchen V. Johnson sold her apartment 635 in building 16 at Fairway Bay III for $899,000, it was one of the highest prices ever paid for a Fairway Bay condominium. The buyer was Jeanne Little Fox of 2120 Harbourside Drive. While this was the first sale at Fairway Bay III this year, there have been four sales in Phase II averaging $407,625 and two in Phase I for an average price of $469,000.

Seaplace There were a couple of sales at Longboat Key’s largest condominium complex, the 461unit Seaplace and both involved Jane and Rogelio Gonzales from Waterford, Mich. The Gonzaleses sold their apartment M1-110-F at Seaplace II to Rose and Donald Cooks from Warren, Mich., for $382,500. Then the Gonzaleses bought unit M2-111-G at Seaplace V from Jennifer L. and Douglas A. Dickman of Sedalia, Mo., for $410,000. The Seaplace sales were the year’s first in Phases II and V.

Longboat Key Estates A vacant lot at 604 Rountree Drive in the old mid-Key, Florida Boomday subdivision of Longboat Key Estates was sold by RGO Enterprises of Osprey to Kathleen J. and Michael J. Ropele, Hudson, Ohio, for $570,000

Grand Bay VI Over at Grand Bay VI Kimberly A. and Michael A. Laurie from Clarence, N.Y., paid $555,000 to Bridget R. Hannibal, 8158 Sterling

A two-bedroom and two-bath home at 670 Broadway located in the northend Village, which was originally built in 1914 and later refurbished in 1944, has been sold by Krystyna H. Jones of Orono, Ontario, Canada, to Lynn S. and Harold K. Christensen of 7120 Longboat Drive, East, for $180,000. The home on its two lots, 607 in Block 2 of the revised Longbeach Subdivision last sold for $28,000 in December 1977. This was the eighth property sold this year in the older Village, averaging $301,438.

Two re-sales of boat slips at the popular Longboat Key Moorings Marina involved $385,500. A Watchung, N.J., couple — Carol P. and Robert A. Madden — bought slip L-02 from Rick A. and Michelle L. Tromble for $238,500. Slip 7 on O Pier was sold by David A. Walker to Linda and Lee Scott of Rogers, Ariz., for $147,000. These marked the 16th and 17th slips sold in the 274-slip, mid-Key marina this year, averaging $195,000.

St. Armands Towers-North Doris G. Henig and Judith Marx of Highland Park, Ill., sold their unit 75 at St. Armands Towers-North to Cynthia Davis and John C. S. Smith for $430,000.

Lido Shores A three-bedroom and two-bath home with a swimming pool at 1224 Westway Drive in the Lido C division of John Ringling Estates, commonly referred to as Lido Shores, was sold by Old Kent Mortgage Co., of Hamilton, Ohio, to TCIF RE02, L.L.C., of Salt Lake City for $335,000. The home was built in 1952.

Sarasota Harbour East Apartments Barbara J. and Thomas P. Johanning, 771 John Ringling Blvd., bought unit 22 in the Fairmont House for $229,000 from Mary Anne and John J. Stewart of Nelly’s Ford, Va. This was the seventh sale this year in the 187-unit Sarasota Harbour Apartments, the average price of which is $189,786. ❑

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In what appears to be a record price at Marina Bay Condominium, Helen M. and Thomas H. Ferguson of Southampton, N.Y., bought the three-bedroom and three-bath unit 142 in building 1 from Caryl F. and Merle R. Nelson of Lake Bluff, Ill., for $1,210,000. The sale price was almost double the $639,000 that the apartment sold for new in November 1993. This was the first sale recorded this year at the 60-unit Marina Bay, 2440 Harbourside Drive.


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PLAYER OF THE WEEK How many years have you played golf? Finnegan has been playing golf for about 18 years now. “You’d think I’d be better by now,” she quips. What is your best score? Finnegan has a 28 handicap, so “I was very happy shooting 91,” she says. What kind of clubs do you use?

Finnegan uses three kinds. Her driver is Big Bertha, her irons are Rams; the remainder are Mizuno. What is the highlight of your golfing career? “Well, I don’t have a hole-in-one, but I am pleased to have won the low-net tournament which was held over a five-month


period recently,” she says. Is there anything you would like to improve in your game? “I need to focus on everything,” says Finnegan, but she adds that her short game needs work. What is your favorite part of the game? “The fun, the company of the women that I play with,” is the favorite part of her game, says Finnegan. “We always have a good time.” What is your funniest flub-up? “The flub-up is being picked as the Player of the Week,” Finnegan claims. “When I got the call, I thought it was for the April Fools’ edition.”

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What is your advice for other golfers? “Lighten up, it’s just a game,” she answers. “We should be thankful for every day that we are here to play.”

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Sandy Finnegan Longboat Key Women’s 18-Hole Golf Association Longboat Key? “I like the friends I’ve met and the people are so friendly,” replies Finnegan. — Compiled by Lusya Sullivan

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•Wide-Open Long Southern Bay Views! State of the Art commercial construction 7BR/7.5BA Christner Brothers Home w/old Florida Key West charm. The finest of craftsmanship-Artisan finishes, granite, furniture quality custom cabinetry, wood and stone-like tile floors, Lutron lighting system, custom moldings, stepped ceilings, surround sound and more! A walled & gated estate boasting approx. 1.5 acres, pavers grace the verandas encompassing the home & the circular drive leading to the 25 car garage!................$5,995,000. •Bay Front with Deeded Beach Access! - A magical residence of 3 bedrooms and 4,012 square feet boasting breathtaking views from the family room, office, great room featuring a fireplace, and the eat-in kitchen with Sub-Zero and Jenn-Aire appliances. Built in shelving characterizes the lower level library. Further accentuating this home are vaulted ceilings, dual screened lanais, 2 private guest suite balconies, 3+ car garage, boat dock and lift, and a true 25 yard lap pool and spa......................$2,495,000. •Magnificent Canal Front Lot! - Located on Bird Key w/a corner location and direct access to the bay. Owner/architect is building a beautiful, wellappointed & spacious 5BR/4,790 sq ft home w/a private guest suite, media room, French doors, crown moldings, tray ceilings & a summer kitchen on the lanai........................................................................................$1,899,000. •Gated Residence with Separate Guest Cottage - White sugar sand beach and an excellent location enhance this 3BR/3.5BA residence plus an additional, separate guest cottage of 2BR/2BA. The main residence boasts tile, wood and bamboo floors, central vacuum, intercom system, elevator, and Garage. The lower level guest cottage-new tile floors, new water filtration system, new A/C, outside deck with shower. A spectacular opportunity to have a beach home and a guesthouse to help pay for it.............$1,350,000. •Bird Key Home, Canal with a Dock! - Professionally remodeled 4BA/4BR + office & library, high tech eat-in kitchen w/sunroom, ceramic tile floors, crown moldings, master bedroom w/ his & her walk-in closets, a whirlpool tub, & a bidet, 3 car garage, & barrel tile roof $1,072,000. •Canal with No Bridges to Bay! Spacious 2,385 sq. ft. home on Longboat Key. Updated 3BR/3BA with new 18”x18” diagonal tile floors, new Corian counters, appliances, paint, roof, pool deck & surface, and updated baths, large rooms and oversized garage........................................................$879,000. •Sweeping Bay Views! Captivating city lights! Remarkable downtown corner residence of 2-3BR/2BA. Over 2000 sq. ft. boasting magnificent open space, solid wood doors, kitchen w/breakfast nook, granite counters and quality appliances, in a secure building w/gracious amenities and 24hr desk service............................................................................$879,000. •Deep Sailboat Water-Canal with No Bridges to Bay! Residence of 1,885 sq. ft. with a private dock, 3BR/2BA, updated with diagonal tile floors, crown moldings, fireplace, kitchen with breakfast bar, raised panel wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, privately set pool & 2 car garage.......$839,000. •Stunning Bay and City Views! Downtown bay front end unit with 2,315 sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA, 1 assigned parking space in garage, marble floors, eat-in kitchen, walk-in closets, newer water heater, A/C unit, smooth surface range, and dishwasher, in a guard gated building with 2 pools, 2 tennis courts, and boat docks available..............................................................................$695,000. •Siesta Key-Pristine & Designer Perfect! 3,072 square foot 3BR/3BA w 2 car garage, den, enclosed Florida room, vaulted ceilings, diagonal tile floors, master suite w/jacuzzi tub & WOW - a separate entry 1BR/1BA guest apartment w/kitchen! Close to Siesta Beach & Village shops.............................$599,000.

What golfer do you admire most? Of all the golfers, Finnegan admires Paul Azinger the most “because he’s been able to come back and play again and enjoy the game.”

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At the net

Are you really ready for the second serve? INSIGHTS: Andre Agassi is known for, among other things, his return of serve. It’s one of the best in the business. His returns often come back with more pace than the serve itself. As one of his weapons, it helps him set up to win the point or it may even be an outright winner. Given the chance, Agassi will hit aggressive returns off of both the first and the second serve. You can be sure he will not compromise on effort when he gets an opportunity to return a second serve. We all need to be more aggressive when returning a second serve. It gives us, the receiver, the chance to go on the offensive even when the server should be in a position to dictate the point. With an aggressive return, we can take over control and dictate how the point will begin. First of all, to have an effective second serve return, you need to have a plan. And to have a plan, you need to know what your options are. Your options are the same as the number of returns available to you and, in particular, your best options should be your most effective shots (you’ll have to take into account whether you’re playing singles or doubles). But, putting that aside, let’s say your best return is a cross-court forehand with a fair amount of pace. Your opponent probably already knows that. So on his second serve to you, chances are, you won’t see many forehands. Well anyway, there’s your plan. If you get a second serve, you are going to rip a cross-court forehand for a winner.

What’s next? You’ve got to get ready. Take the ready position (feet comfortably spread, knees bent slightly, face the server, racket head up and supported by your free hand). If you are looking for a forehand, you could position yourself just slightly toward your backhand side (not so your opponent will notice). Be on your toes (or rock from side to side a little) and be ready to move. While you’re waiting, remember what it is you plan to do. Take a second to visualize your shot, your footwork, your swing and where the ball is going to go. You also need to stay focused totally on the server so you are absolutely ready when the server starts his/her motion. Now focus your eyes on the ball, even before the toss. Then watch the ball closely as it is tossed. If you haven’t picked it up by now, you have to pick it up on the toss. This will give you the greatest amount of time to determine its path once it has been hit. That’s because you will see the ball come off the server’s racket when it’s hit, not after it’s on its way. Unless you’ve been totally outsmarted and your opponent has hit a sensational second serve (ala first serve), you should be able to attack the second serve. Just as soon as you have determined the path of the ball (or even guessed where it’s headed), move! Move around to hit your planned shot. You should be able to move just about anywhere you need to be to hit your shot of choice. After all, you’re only covering a small area and it’s just a second serve. That might sound a bit overly sim-

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plified. But, if you practice side stepping or moving to one side or the other while the ball is in the air, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to do. And you’ll be lined-up to hit the shot you want; one of your weapons that will open up the court or be a clean winner. WHAT’S HAPPENED: The past couple of weeks saw the conclusion of the Sarasota Super Seniors Doubles Championships. If you didn’t see the matches, you missed a wonderful opportunity to learn from some great players. Some of our local players did exceptionally well. You’ll recognize these players because they’ve been highlighted before. In the 60s Doubles Finals, the team of Joe Bachmann and Frank Froehling defeated last year’s champions, Rey Garrido and King Van Nostrand. In the 70s Doubles finals, Lorne Main and Ken Reardon defeated Dave Rothgaber and Clem Hopp. Any of those names sound familiar? And on the local scene (the island, that is), Peter Tracy and Ed Garno captured the doubles crown at the Longboat Key Club, defeating Jim Tarsy and Arnie Heltzer in a third set tie-breaker. Congratulations! WHAT’S UP: Don’t forget the Courtside Tennis Club will host the 24th annual Suncoast Senior Championships April 25 to 29. Info is available by calling 941-485-2000. It’s open to men and women. John Mrachek is the manager of the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center. He is also the 2000 club champion in open singles, doubles, and mixed doubles at the Longboat Key Club. ❑

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CASEY KEY - Fabulous 3/4 acre gated Bay Estate w/beach access. Featured in National publications, this residence was redesigned by Rob Stuffings in “2000” w/flair & style. Large pool and patios overlook the bay, dock & tropical gardens....................................................$2,195,000.

LONGBOAT KEY COUNTRY CLUB SHORES- Protected deep water channel with glorious views of Sarasota Bay are combined in this stately home location. Highlights include double leaded glass door entry, marble floors. A state-ofthe-art wood and granite kitchen. A grand master suite w/ study. 2 upstairs guest suites with terraces and activity room. An infinity edge pool with spa overlooks the dock and bay..............................................................$2,900,000. QUEENS HARBOUR- Southern views over 2 lakes. 4BR maintenance free home within the LBK Club. Resort life style, glass entry, tiled floors, home theatre, study w/2 computer centers. Heated pool, summer kitchen............................................................... $1,195,000. WATER CLUB - 7th floor unbelievable south views of Gulf and City from this 3 bedroom/3 bath, set to go, showplace. Great taste in every detail. Furnished.....$1,695,000. WATERCLUB - 8th floor Direct Gulf & Sunset views. 3BR/5BA masterfully furn w/ harmonious mingling of art, antiques & sophistication.......................$3,795,000. QUEENS HARBOUR- Boater’s ING paradise PENDdeep-water ALEmaintenance-free in this 3BR + Sstudy home. Heated caged pool, lanai & deep-water dock............$1,299,000. WATER CLUB - Feels like a Beach house with full Gulf views. 2 large BRs,..............................$1,500,000. SOLD


NORTH SIESTA KEY WATERFRONT Mediterranean home, 4/5BR + computer room. Marble fireplace, granite counters, 17” ceramic tile floors, 3 car garage, heated pool/spa, large boat lift.$1,149,000. CANAL WATERFRONT- Redone 4BR home in a tropical setting on 125 ft. of new seawall w/dock and boat lift. Exercise room, gourmet kitchen, master suite with fitted closets, tile floors, fireplace, caged heated pool/spa....................................................................$789,000. SAILBOAT WATER- 225 ft. of deep protected sailboat water. Home just painted with new roof and A/C. In Siesta Key’s premier boating neighborhood..................$989,000. EASY MAINTENANCE-Walk to the beach from this low maintenance 3BR updated home. Beautiful Mexican tile floors, walled courtyard entry...........................$375,000. TROPICAL SPLENDOR- Nestled live oaks and palm trees. A two story 3/4BR home w/wood floors, high ceilings, stone fireplace and spa, walk to beach.......$599,000.

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FEATURED PROPERTY OF THE WEEK 888 BLVD OF THE ARTS Ce’zanne Model. 4th floor with magnificent views of the bay and city. Lovely 2BR/2BA and all available amenities. Security guard, pool, tennis, sauna, community boat dock. Next to Ritz Carlton $495,000 A VERY RARE FIND ON ANNA MARIA Beautiful 3 story duplex with private dock and fabulous views of the intracoastal, across from sandy beach. Fairly new building with high ceilings, 4 car garage, room for a pool. One side has 3BR/3BA with FP, the other side has a 2BR/2BA. Great income producer. Offered at $799,900. Call Bibiann Allard at 685-0422 or Karin Stephan at 504-4435. LIDO BEACH HIGH RISE condo overlooking the Ritz Carlton beach club, ocean view. Remodeled and redecorated building with 2BR/2BA, exercise room, heated pool and sauna. Breathtaking views. Offered at $399,900. FAIRWAY BAY IN HARBOURSIDE 2BR/2BA townhome. A corner unit with fireplace, wet bar, 6 car garage. Master bath has both tub and shower. $380,000. Also in Fairway Bay - A beautiful 2BR/2BA with very large terrace. Enjoy the pool, exercise rooms, private deeded beach and behind the gates security. $360,000. BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC VIEWS span the bay and city lights from this 3BR/3.5BA residence in Marina Bay on Longboat Key. Offered at $1,295,000. BAYOU SOUND 3BR/3BA Key West style home on a large corner lot, large pool and turnkey furnished. Needs some TLC. $380,000 CONTRACT PENDING PRICE REDUCED $399,900, $369,900. KEY WEST-STYLE triplex on Anna Maria Island offers abundant space for addition or garage. SOLD LIDO BEACH HIGH RISE condo overlooking the Ritz Carlton beach club ocean view. Remodeled and redecorated building with 2BR/2BA, exercise room, heated pool and sauna. Breathtaking views. Offered at $399,900. CONTRACT PENDING SUN PLAZA WEST spacious 2BR/2BA condo. Heated pool, sauna, tennis courts and covered parking. Can be leased 26 times a year. Excellent investment. Offered at $375,000. 4182

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MAINLAND RITZ CARLTON PENTHOUSE - private 4,734 sq ft. residence in the hotel. Views of Sarasota Bay from every room. Marble floors with 2 master suites + guest room library & separate dining room. Hotel amenities and services are yours. Available for lease or purchase...$3,300,000. MAINLAND BAYFRONT - Enjoy bay views & protected sailboat water. 4350 sq. ft., 5BR home includes 2 master suites. Updated kitchen and large living area are ideal for entertaining, caged, heated pool...........$1,295,000. DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT - 3 bedroom corner apartment beautifully updated with full views of Sarasota Bay. Sunsets from 13 x 12 terrace, living room and master suite, separate dining room, built-ins and walk-in closets, new sliding glass doors and storm shutters. .................$465,000. THE OAKS COUNTRY CLUB - Wide magnificent lake ENDING views in this 3BR/3.5BA + study..........................$749,000. SALE P

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THE LONGBOAT OBSERVER Consolation Men’s 4.0 Winners Runners up Consolation Men’s 3.5 Winners Runners up Consolation



Longboat Key Club Men’s Golf Association


Event: Partner’s Better Ball Wednesday, April 17 60 Charles Kropp & Rino Rocca 61 Adolph Shapiro & Al Ginewski (tie) Jerry Hasson & Harry Becker 62 Jim Sumpter & Jack Jaret (tie) Pete Volanakis & Jim Freeman 63 Martin Fine & Ed Lederberg (tie) Ron Malone & Saul Cohen Fred Fox & Fred Smith Ed Gerwig & Ernie Zingapan



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Daily Round Robins at 3:30 p.m.: • Men: Tues., Thurs., Sat. • Women: Mon., Wed., Fri. • Mixed: 2 and 3:30 p.m. Sun. Special events: • Who’s B.O.B.: 2 p.m. Tues. • Ladies Championships: 2 p.m. Wed. Reservations suggested.


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Ongoing classes April 24 — April 30 Health Programs: •Weight Watchers: 11:30 a.m. Monday Sports/Fitness Classes: • Aerobics, Low-Impact: 8 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday


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If your organization would like to have meetings or events publicized, mail or fax the information at least one week in advance to The Longboat Observer, Box 8100, Longboat Key 34228; fax: 383-7193 or e-mail to All announcements must be typed, include hour and date of meeting, complete address of meeting place and a telephone reference number. To ensure accuracy, no telephone calls. Deadline is the previous Tuesday, 5 p.m.

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Rotary Gift of Life International Annual Conference — hosted by the Rotary Gift of Life of Florida Inc. and benefiting Children for Depressed Countries, will be held from Friday through Sunday, April 26 to 28, at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Longboat Key. It is chaired by Abe Shames, Lou Auvcchio and Bill Buckley. Bill Buckley, 387-7337, 726-2928 or 383-8402. Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key — meets for a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. The April 25th speaker will be Mary Hitchcock, CEO of Easter Seals. Information, 383-5050. “Sunset Stroll On The Circle” — St. Armands Fourth Friday Walk will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 26, on St. Armands Circle. Information, 388-1554. Rotary Club of Longboat Key — meets at 12:15 Fridays for lunch at Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort. Lunch is $10. Information, 387-0706 or 475-4805. 20th Annual Suncoast Boat Show — will be held from Thursday through Sunday, April 25 to 28, at City Island, Ken Thompson Parkway. Hours: noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 6 to 12. Information, 388-1440. McEnroe-Borg Exhibition Match — will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Longboat Key Club Islandside Tennis Center. Tickets are $40. Box seats for four people are $800 and include a cocktail reception with McEnroe and Borg. Information, 383-3761. Lido Beach Full Moon Potluck and Beach Walk — sponsored by the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Bring a dish for eight or more to Lido Beach Pavilion. Fee is $5. RSVP by April 25 with Marge at 753-9709. Annual Beach Picnic — will be hosted by the Chi Omega

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Alumnae Association of Sarasota and Manatee counties from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Bay Isles Beach Club. Mary Ann Ruff, 383-5824.

Coach Bobby Bowden Annual Spring Golf Outing and BBQ — The tournament, hosted by the Sarasota Seminole Club, will be held Saturday, May 4, at the Islandside Golf Course, at the Resort on Longboat Key Club. Shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $125. The barbecue dinner will be held under a tent at the Ringling Art and Circus Museum. Kids’ games are at 3 p.m., dinner is at 5 p.m. and program is at 6 p.m. RSVP at 3557755 or Peli-Boat Educational Tours — are offered by the Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, and from noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays (depending on the weather). Tours depart from the Holiday Inn Marina. Cost ranges from $5.25 to $16. Information, 388-4444. The Selby Public Library Bookmobile — will be at the Longboat Library, located at 555 Bay Isles Road, from 1:15 to 2 p.m. every Monday.

RESIDENTIAL HOMES FABULOUS LOCATION WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS $3,200,000. Wonderfully transformed home on Bird Key with impeccable detailing and finishes. Quiet cul-de-sac location, lush landscaping, great boating. SIESTA KEY GATED AND PRIVATE ESTATE $2,950,000. Almost 3 acres on the water. Delightful family home on the lagoon with guest house. ST. ARMANDS MINI ESTATE - $2,495,000. A delightful home on water with just about every super detail imaginable! 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, wine cellar, heated pool, gourmet kitchen, dock w/lift etc, etc. BIRD KEY BAYFRONT - $1,995,000. - Totally and fabulously updated home w/incredible views. 30’ dock, heated pool/spa, 3000 sq. ft. and 170’ on the bay. Renovated using the highest standards. LARGE FAMILY HOME AT THE BEACH! $1,250,000. Key West style home with exciting floor plan. Multiple decks for viewing. This lovely home has never been lived in. DAZZLING COURTYARD HOME W/BAY VIEWS - $1,195,000. - Spacious & bright single family home w/guest house. Very private. Lushly landscaped. Customized & in “Like-new” condition. MEDITERRANEAN STYLE FAMILY HOME IN THE OAKS! - $1,050,000. - Over 4,800 sq.ft. with 6 bedrooms, office, den, huge pool area & family room. Professionally customized and furnished. ATTENTION BOATERS - $799,500. - Lovely Bay Isles home only 6 lots from the bay. Open, spacious, vaulted ceilings and heated pool. 3BR/3BA PRIVATE HOME IN THE BAYOU - $699,000. Lovingly maintained 3 or 4BR home located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Heated pool with pool bath, new roof, new A/C, new paver driveway. NICE!

public events 22nd Annual Bromeliad Show & Sale — will be hosted by the Sarasota Bromeliad Society from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, April 26 to 28, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6 to 11. Ilene Denton, 366-5731, Ext. 267. Field Trip — to the Palma Sola area of Bradenton and to Anna Maria Island will be held Saturday, April 27. The group will meet at the U.S. Post Office, 824 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, and leave from it at 7 a.m. The trip is sponsored by Manatee County Audubon. Information, 747-7295. Bayshore Bioquest — at the Baywalk on City Island, will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Cost is $3 for American Littoral Society members and $5 for nonmembers. Ruth, 966-2297. First “Keep It Clean and Green Earth” Expo — sponsored by the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club and The Florida House Institute, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at The Florida House, 4600 S. Beneva Road, Sarasota. Free. Information, 925-9000 or 383-9433. Peace River Canoe/Kayak Outing — sponsored by the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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CONDOMINIUM HOMES DESIGNER PERFECTION ON THE BEACH! $1,895,000. - 9th floor Waterclub unit with gorgeous gulf and bay views. THE BEST ON THE BEACH! - $1,899,000. Gorgeous “see thru” at L’ambiance on the 8th floor. Superb views, incredible decor and the ultimate location. 3BR/4BA. LUXURIATE ON LIDO! - $979,500. - 3BR/3BA condo home in L’Elegance. Views of both gulf & bay. Corner unit w/generous wrap-around balconies. SIESTA KEY TOWNHOME W/BOAT DOCK $624,900. - Sparkling 3BR/3.5BA + loft w/water views, dock w/lift, volume ceilings. Open plan. PROMENADE PERFECTION - $629,000. Wraparound terraces for ultimate viewing pleasures. Bay, city, gulf and garden views. Turnkey furnished. ON THE BEACH BEHIND THE KEY CLUB GATES - $609,000. - Direct gulf front unit w/greatest views! 2BR/2BA 1500 sq. ft., twin Murphy bed and desk unit in guest room. BOATERS DELIGHT - $499,000. - LBK townhome that’s sophisticated and hi-tech, Saturnia marble floors, new baths and kitchen, fireplace, boat dock for 46’ boat. BEACH FRONT BUILDING AT INN ON THE BEACH - $310,000. - Club suite with direct gulf views. Recently refurbished. Great income producer.




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p.m. Saturday, April 27. Portage fees are $20, rental boats are $25, plus a $5 fee for the outing. RSVP by April 25 with Chris at 747-9427, or with Deb at 7477080. Carlton Reserve Walk — sponsored by the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club, will be at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 28. Fee is $5. RSVP by April 26 with Sally at 4844113. Loyalty Day Celebration — honoring local law enforcement, fire fighters and emergency medical technicians, will be held by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Ladies Auxiliary, Post No. 3233, at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at 124 Tuttle Ave. S., Sarasota. Post’s department commander, Eugene LeShore, will be the keynote speaker. Sharyn, 926-9056. Overnight Kayak Trip — to Cayo Costa State Park will be hosted by the American Littoral Society from Sunday through Tuesday, April 28 to 30. John, 966-7308. Used Book Sale — will be held by the Literacy Council of Sarasota from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at Riverview High School. Roselyn Leon, 955-0421.

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Jim Seaton and Millie Kossman have been nominated for the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce’s Shining Star Award. Seaton operates Longboat Limousine. Kossman has been with Casa Del Mar for 19 1/2 years and is assistant general manager. The award will be presented at a special National Tourist Week celebration May 8. Chamber President Gail Loefgren, center, notifies Seaton and Kossman of their nominations.

Justin Freed Exhibition: “Two Stories to Tell” — will be featured from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until May 29 at the Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way. Exhibition I: Memories of Paragon Park, Hull, Mass. Exhibition II: Images from Greer (Beer Can) Island, Longboat Key. Virginia, 383-3659. Bay Biocruise — aboard the Carefree Learner on Sarasota Bay, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.

Cost for American Littoral Society members is $10 and $15 for nonmembers. Bobbie, 349-7625.

Sidney Poitier. Tickets for the film are $20; $30 also includes a reception. RSVP, 923-2108.

De Soto Stadium Show and Grand Parade — a Florida Heritage Festival event hosted by the Hernando De Soto Historical Society, will be held Saturday, April 27, at Manatee High School stadium. The stadium show will be held 1 to 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and children younger than 12 are admitted free. The Grand Parade will begin at 7 p.m. No admission fee outside the stadium. Details, 747-1998. Ralph Bunche — “An American Odyssey” — will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Asolo Theatre. Produced by William Greaves Productions Inc., it will be narrated by

United States Air Force Band Concert — will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Manatee Convention and Civic Center. Free. Liana Santiago, 745-7036. Park Work Day — will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Palma Sola Botanical Park. Details, 761-2866. Fourth Annual Soap Box Derby — will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, on Lower Main Street in downtown Sarasota. Forty-five kids will compete in the Sarasota/Manatee Soap Box Derby to win an all-expense paid trip to Akron, Ohio. Information, 953CARS (2277).

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Wednesdays at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Information, 778-3390.

sporting events Seventh Annual Photo All-Release Challenge Fishing Tournament — will be held Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, out of the Holiday Inn Airport-Marina, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Registration is at 6 p.m. and a mandatory anglers’ meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Fishing hours on Saturday are from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by an awards dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75 for adults and $30 for kids younger than 16, as well as for non-angler awards dinner. Capt. Rick Grassett, 923-7799, or Aledia Tush, 349-4400. Fly-Tying With Capt. Jeff Olsen — learn how to tie tarpon flies and how to rig for the silver kings from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters. Free. RSVP, 349-4400. All Release Tarpon Tournament 2002 — will be hosted by the Sarasota Sportfishing Anglers Club. It will begin at 6 a.m. Saturday, May 18, and run until midnight Sunday, June 30. A tournament kick-off meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Disabled American Veterans building, 2445 Fruitville Road. An awards dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Marina Jacks. Entry fee is $75 per person, or $15 for juniors 15 and younger. Capt. Jeffri, 371-4231. Adult Volleyball — games are held at 7 p.m.

associations/clubs Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservations — will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Sarasota County Courthouse, 2000 Main St., Sarasota. Details, 316-1115. Manatee River Christian Women’s Club — will hold its “Spring Bouquet” brunch at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at El Conquistador Country Club. Cost is $14. RSVP by April 26 with Sandy at 795-2300. Welcome Club of Sarasota — will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Waterside Room, Sarasota Quay. It will feature Paul B. Dezzi of the Sarasota County Emergency Services. Cost is $12. RSVP, A-K names, 9251666, L-Z names, 929-0111. Women Aboard — The Worldwide Network for Women in Boating, Bradenton Chapter, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Cortez Coast Guard Station. There will be no May meeting. Jo Webnar, 749-1949. Sun Coast Yacht Club — meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, except December, at the Bayshore Gardens Clubhouse, south end of 26th Street West, Bradenton. Forrest Crawford, 349-7827.


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LONGBEACH WITH GULF VIEWS This two bedroom condominium is located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north end and has a full Gulf view. Totally updated and beautifully furnished, this condo is not to be missed. Go to for a virtual tour. $475,000.

ISLANDS-SINGLE FAMILY CANAL FRONT HOME In Holmes Beach with dock, davits, deck, pool and so much more. Totally updated home with ceramic tile and all new kitchen. Three bedroom suites, each with its own bath and walk-in closets! This beauty won’t last. Call Dee Jorcyk at 778-2246. #81357.....................$599,900 PANORAMIC VIEW of intracoastal waterway from Sarasota to St. Pete. New 3500 sf home with open floor plan. 4-5 or 6 bedrooms/3 baths, playroom and a 6 car garage! Room for workshop plus enclosed RV storage is available. Inside boat storage, outside dock and davit. Bea Zaffina 795-2743. #80462. $800,000 RARE FIND IN ANNA MARIA A 4BR/3BA waterfront home on Anna Maria’s north end. Fenced yard with many fruit trees and a 40’ dock! Secluded area of fine homes. Harold Small 778-2246. #81528......$639,000 LONGBOAT KEY LOT Large residential lot in prestigious Bay Isles. Gated, private beach club, golf course, tennis. Near Marina. Call Alice Ohme 761-3100. #81889...................................................................................$355,000 ALMOST NEW! 2 BR home in Longboat Village. Peek of bayou from deck. Community dock and boat ramp. Mary Wickersham or Cindy English 3835577. #80749.....................................................................................................$399,000 BAYFRONT PARADISE Outstanding architectual design and lush tropical landscaping. Screened wrap around veranda, solar heated pool, and private boat dock. 4BR/2.5BA, den, plus non conforming guest suite with bath and maids quarters on first level. Call Yvonne Higgins at 720-3879...................$1,150,000 MAGNIFICENT BAYFRONT RESIDENCE Custom built home by Whitehead Construction, this 3/5BR-4.5BA homeoffers 5450 sq. ft. of exceptional quality and detail. Lush tropical setting w/incredible pool/spa area and large covered dock w/lifts. Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246 or 778-7976. #82138...............................................................................................................$2,750,000

PROMENADE CONDOMINIUM W/GORGEOUS GULF VIEWS Two bedroom, split plan condominium with a southern exposure and views from every room of the Gulf and a peek of the bay. This exclusive complex provides exercise, great security, & concierge. Go to for a virtual tour. $585,000. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES This home is perfect for a remodel or tear down and build new. Located on one of Country Club Shore’s favorite streets. Go to for photos. $545,000.

LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE HOME Located on the tranquil north end, this wonderfully redone beach cottage is just 2½ blocks from the beach and 2 blocks from the bay and pier. This beach cottage style home is so pretty & private w/lush tropical landscaping. Go to for photos. $335,000.

NEW KEY WEST STYLE HOME Situated in one of the best locations on Anna Maria Island is this new, four bedroom plus den island home with its own boat dock, lift and located 1½ blocks from a gorgeous white sand beach. Go to for a virtual tour. $839,000. WHITNEY BEACH CONDOMINIUM This condo has a pretty water view and COUNTRY CLUB SHORES is located on Longboat Key’s tranquil Boating enthusiasts take note of this gra- north end with deeded access to a gorcious home with dock & lift. Elegantly geous white sand beach right across the designed, this home includes a great street. Go to for room design w/stone fireplace, separate photos. $190,000. dining room, expansive views of the WHITNEY BEACH CONDO pavered and caged pool plus the canal. W/BAYOU VIEWS Go to for a virtual tour. $849,000. Two bedroom condominium with gorgeous, unobstructed, old Florida views of BEACHPLACE CONDO the Bayou. SALE PENDING $240,000.


Fabulously and elegantly redone, turnkey FAIRWAY BAY CONDOMINIUM W/GORGEOUS BAY VIEWS furnished condominium. Gorgeous views right out to the beach and gulf. Excellent Unobstructed Bay Views in this must see rental. SALE PENDING. $545,000. condominium. Two bedrooms beautifully designer decorated and furnished. PROMENADE CONDOMINIUM SALE PENDING $385,000. W/FABULOUS GULF VIEWS COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Largest two-bedroom floor plan with stunning views of the Gulf and Bay. Situated in Totally restored, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home one of Promenade’s best locations, close to on the canal. All new features. Go to the beach. Turnkey furnished and in pristine for photos. condition. SALE PENDING. $650,000. SALE PENDING $615,000.

ISLANDS-MULTI-FAMILY ON THE BEACH - Excellent investment or family compound. Zoned Triplex. Huge deck overlooking the beach. Bea Zaffina 727-2800. #76643.$792,000 SANDY BEACHES, GULF VIEW - 2BR/2BA on the Gulf. Secured elevator, lighted tennis courts and heated pool. Fully furnished and updated. Lila or Brad Pearson 761-3100. #82198.......................................................$405,000 DUPLEX INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 2BR with deck and screened porch. Steps to community boat ramp and dock, good parking. Call today! Mary Wickersham or Cindy English 383-5577. #218462.................$428,000 LONGBOAT HARBOUR - 2BR/2BA first floor unit. Outstanding water view from the glass enclosed lanai. Boat docks, beach access, clubhouse, 4 swimming pools. Dorothy Cook 383-5577. #207124........................$249,900 FULL BAY VIEWS - 3BR/3.5BA +CG/ 4200 sq. ft. Oak cabinets, fireplace, central vac, much more, 2 lanais, large lot. Private elevator, gated community.. John Preskenis 761-3100. #79496........................................$869,900 MARINERS COVE - Top floor unit w2516 sq. ft., fabulous bay views. Gated community with 2 pools, tennis and deep water dockage Dave Moynihan 778-2246 or 778-7976. #82016..........................................$530,000 THIS CONDO HAS IT ALL! Full bay view, 2BR/2.5BA, secure elevator. Heated pool & Jacuzzi, covered parking for 2 cars. Call Bill Bowman at 778-2246. #81687........................................................................................$299,900

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BAY AND GULF VIEWS Nature and bird lover’s retreat. Rarely available northern tip waterfront home with breathtaking Bay & Gulf views. Cathedral ceilings, art studio, large sun deck, 2 car garage Offered at $875,000.

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CONTEMPORARY CUSTOM HOMES Spacious & open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, huge garage and beachside location. Dream the day away lounging on your lanai or take a stroll down sugar sand beaches. From $495,000.

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GULF FRONT - 4 Bedroom home with library on Longboat’s best beach. Designer decorated and furnished with casual elegance. Furnished.....................................................$3,255,000. SUNRISE/SUNSET - Enjoy them both from this 8th floor corner 3 bedroom home (Antigua model) at Grand Bay. Beautiful custom built-ins, imported tile floors, 2 upper level parking spaces, direct bayfront location................$1,550,000. ELEGANT TOWNHOUSE - with dock and 10,000 lb. lift on sailboat water. 3BR/3BA, den, 2 story living room, granite kitchen, wood floors...................................................$995,500. ISLAND RETREAT The ultimate in privacy and tranquility. The Polynesian style home is designed in pods. 4 BR, 4.5 baths. Bayfront location. Boat dock. Price includes a Carolina skiff and a landside docking space. Furnished...................$985,000. TANGERINE BAY - Spectacular views of Sarasota Bay and the city skyline greet you from this elegant 3/3.5 corner penthouse with a loft. Volume ceilings, fireplace, wet bar, 2 car garage, Beach club membership......PENDING.......$875,000. LONGBOAT VILLAGE - Walk to the beach and bay from this 3/2 Bermuda style home. Cheerful decorating, large lot, convenient to everything..........................................$395,000. UNIVERSITY PARK - Maintenance free 3/2 pool home shows like a model.....................................................$329,000. LONGWOOD RUN - Adorable pool home with an extremely private location. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths....................$185,000. LONGBOAT WATERFRONT - 2BR/1.5BA townhouse recently renovated. Unfurnished, available May 1st..$900/mo

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PANORAMIC GULF VIEWS Sparkling direct gulf views from this completely and tastefully updated 2BR/2BA condo. Offered at $595,000.


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CANAL FRONT HOME Nicely maintained 3BR/2BA offers private setting and beach deeded access. Great Value! Offered at $349,900.

ISLANDS WEST Unimaginable Views! Sensational location! You can see forever from this 2 bedroom penthouse level condo. Enjoy higher ceilings, open floor plan, and move-in condition. Great building that is beautifully maintained $775,000.

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Manasota Genealogical Society — will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Wednesday of each month, October through May, at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. All meetings are open to the public. Information, 756-8262. Association of Retired Attorneys — meets at various times, usually on the fourth Friday of each month, at various restaurants. James F. Schoener, 966-6920. Under-50 Women’s Mah Jongg Group — will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center, 582 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Bring your own Mah Jongg set and cards. Cost is $2; coffee and tea will be served. Audra Martin, 378-5569, Ext. 219. Sarasota Evening Toastmasters — meet at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the Terrace Building, corner of Ringling and U.S. 301, on the 10th floor. Wanda Loskot, 342-4203. League of Women Voters of Sarasota County Inc. — annual meeting and luncheon will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, April 26, at Tournament Players Club at Prestancia. Cost is $20. Guest speaker, Ambassador Donald C. Leidel, will talk on “Foreign

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Kiwanis Club of South Sarasota — meets at 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays at the Red Lobster Restaurant, 6747 S. Tamiami Trail. Information, 346-0194. Sarasota Toastmasters Club — meets at 7:30 a.m. every Wednesday at The Tavern Restaurant at Bobby Jones Golf Complex, 1000 Circus Blvd., Sarasota. Andrew Bean, 3518478 or Executive Network of Sarasota — meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Waterside Room, Sarasota Quay. Michael Miner, 346-3900 or Executive Network of Manatee — meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at Denny’s Restaurant, 5703 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Michael Miner, 346-3900.

Just the Basics Micro Irrigation for Home Landscapes Class — sponsored by the Manatee County Extension Service, will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at South Manatee Library. Free. RSVP, 722-4524 or 742-5986, Ext. 262. Real Estate and Probate Seminar — will be hosted by the Suncoast Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida Inc. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Radisson Lido Beach Resort, 700 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota. Information, Sallie Struble, 485-1571. Nature Painting on Fabric Class — will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Palma Sola Botanical Park. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Registration, 7612866. Orchid Workshop — will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Cost is $50. Information, 366-5731. “Why Landscapes Fail” Educational Program — will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Florida House Learning Center, 4600 Beneva Road S., Sarasota. Free. Registration, 316-1200. ❑


The Land Ethic: Aldo Leopold’s Living Legacy to Ecology Class — exploring a part of his “Sand County Almanac,” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 25, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Cost is $20. Prior reading

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PANORAMIC VIEWS Enjoy the most beautiful view on the bay from this 3BR/2BA condo, private tennis court and new updated swimming pool. Boat dock & channel to ICW. Plenty of storage & covered parking. $435,000. Denny Wallin 383-5543.

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BEACHSIDE RETREAT Contemporary custom 2BR/2BA home surrounded by tropical landscaping. Bright, open plan offers vaulted ceilings, spacious den, eat-in kitchen & bonus room. Huge garage & plenty of storage. Close to gorgeous beaches. $495,000. Mike Migone or Tina Rudek 383-5543


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BETTER THAN NEW! - 2BR/2BA totally updated villa w/peaceful views of lake & fountains. Imported Italian tile, custom cabinets & top of the line appliances, $350,000. Cathy Meldahl, 383-5544. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Lovely 2BR2BA, den home located on choice corner lot with side entry garage. This home is a must to see. Deeded beach access. $359,000. Helen Bradshaw, 383-5544. PENTHOUSE w/PRIVATE BEACH & DOCKS - Seldom available, much desired unit w/wonderful gulf & bay views from inside or outside on the 2 patios. 3BR/3BA makes this a most desirable place to live. Beach Harbor Club. $449,500. Doug Bruce 383-5543. LONGBOAT HARBOUR - Short walk to beach or quick dip in the pool can be yours from this 2BR/2BA unit. Boat docks, tennis, & beachhouse are just a few of the amenities. $259,900. Denny Wallin, 383-5543.

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Baby bird shower provides sanctuary funds Although you won’t be able to see the adorable baby pelican in the photo, (pelicans are born during winter months), you will most likely see a baby sparrow, grackle, mockingbird, crow, dove, blue jay, owl, or perhaps our first-time baby tufted titmouse, when you come to our baby shower May 19 at the Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary. (An astounding 1,200 orphaned baby DI LORENZO birds will be raised by the staff and volunteers at the sanctuary this year alone.) Guests will be able to spend time with the baby birds and any other baby animals that we

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are currently caring for. It is a fun, educational and heartfelt way to spend an afternoon visiting with our babies. The baby bird shower is a major event to help run the sanctuary. Last year’s baby shower was the most successful fund-raiser ever. We depend on your generosity and thank you from the bottom of our chirping little hearts. Please feel free to stop by with any donations before you leave the area. The baby gift wish list includes heating pads, crickets ($10), meal worms ($19), Kaytee Exact Hand, feeding formula for baby birds, laundry detergent and Dawn detergent. The shower will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and refreshments will be served. We are also in dire need of volunteers to help with our baby care, because our wonderful winter volunteers are all flying the coop and heading back north for the summer.

Handling baby birds If you find a baby bird that’s fallen out of its nest, place the baby back in its nest. Parents will not reject a baby that has been touched. If you can’t find the original nest, you can build a substitute nest in a safe area close to where you found the baby bird. The mother bird will locate her baby when it cries for food. If you do not see the mom within a short period, please bring the baby to the sanctuary. Do not try to feed it or raise it yourself. You would not want to imprint on the fledgling, then it would never be able to fend for itself. It is a complicated and very difficult job to feed a baby every 15 minutes or to know when to wean it from hand feeding, etc. For additional information, contact the sanctuary at 388-4444. Dawn di Lorenzo is a volunteer at the Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary. ❑

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◆ Grand Riviera... Private enclave of 10 luxurious residences on the tip of Golden Gate Point! Unparalleled panoramic views, private boat docks (subject to final approval) 2,860 - 5,582 sq ft. Priced from $1,300,000 to $3,700,000.


◆ Lido Shores Gulf Front Lot! Approximately 2 acres in prime Sarasota location surrounded by multi-million dollar homes. Plans have been approved for a single family residence. $5,985,000. ◆ Coral Cove... Waterfront opportunity in Coral Cove! Build ING!water w/ direct your dream home on ENonDsailboat ElargePlot, L A S access to the bay. $499,000. ◆ Sabal Cove... Choose from 2 desirable lots in an area of million $ homes. Lake & golf course views. $799,000. Greenbelt views. $399,000 & $349,000. SALE PENDING. $349,000.


◆ L’Ambiance Penthouse... The ultimate in luxury & sophistication! Sweeping views of the gulf, Islandside golf course & Sarasota bay! 5200 square feet with 14’ ceilings, enormous wraparound terrace & three covered parking spaces! Unfurnished. $7,399,000. ◆ Water Club...“Arlington” penthouse! 3,400 sq.ft., of sophisticated design with incredible gulf views. $2,795,000. ◆ Water Club...Exquisitely appointed, spacious beachfront residence w/3 large terraces! Popular “Arlington” plan w/beautiful upgrades throughout! 2 covered parking spaces. $2,695,000. ◆ Vizcaya...Spacious, luxurious condo with the feel of a single family home. Exquisitely furnished & appointed with a private pool & stunning views of the gulf! $2,649,000. ◆Water Club...Superbly designed “Brighton”G Former ! IN Penthouse! Darea. N E P E model with 3,050 square feet of living $2,195,000. L A S ◆ Marina Bay... Spacious bay front condo of almost 3,400 sq ft close to marina & all island amenities. 3BR, 3BA, enormous wrap around screened terrace overlooking bay, spacious kitchen & family room, dining room, great closet & storage space w/quality appointments. $899,000. ◆ Aquarius... Direct gulf front with Ibeach views ! NG from every PENDcorian room! UpdatedSwith kitchen. $599,000. ALtileEthroughout,



Entire top floor w/complete privacy. 3 direct bayfront penthouses - 2 inter-connected, w/over 8500 s.f., 9 bedrooms, 10 full & 4 half baths, 3 Great Rooms, 3 large 2-car garages. Widowed owner will consider reasonable offer if the 3 units are purchased together. Asking $3,000,000

Harbour Court on the Bay

UNIQUE ENCLAVE OF ONLY 18 HOMES captures spectacular bay views. Seldom available, this LBKhome features almost 3000 sq. ft. under air, 4BR/4BA, your own private pool, 2 car garage, boat dock, Har-Tru tennis court, beach club membership. SALE PENDING $1,050,000.

◆ Buttonwood Cove... Corner penthouse! 3BR w/views of gulf & bay! Including deep-water dock. $455,000. ◆Harbour Oaks... 2000 sq. ft. treehouse! 3BR/2 BA, w/extended family room, eat-in kitchen, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, 2 car gar. $329,900.

Buttonwood Harbour

Mediterranean style home features large kitchen/family room, 3 or 4BR, living room/dining area, + additional 3000 sq. ft. garage level with artist studio, office, workshop. Volume ceilings thru-out add to a bright open floor plan. Heated pool and lanai. Boat dock available. $785,000.

◆ Inn on the Beach... Enjoy club suite & all the amenities of a 4 star luxury resort. 2001 Gross Revenue of $41,294.00. $239,000. ◆ Inn on the Beach... Club suite with lush, unobstructed golf course views. 2001 Gross Revenue of $41,225.50. Gulf front, 4 star luxury resort. Excellent rental history! $209,000.


Residential Homes ◆ Sabal Cove...Lakefront home, incredible attention to detail! Open plan, volume ceilings, gourmet kitchen, spectacular dining room, huge master with office & exercise room. $1,995,000. ◆ Lido Shores...Paul Rudolph’s renowned “Umbrella House”. This icon of modernism built in 1953 is located on Lido Key near St. Armands Circle. 3BR/3BA, pristine conditiion. Original details & built-ins. Private pool area. $1,195,000. ◆ Royal Palm Harbor/Siesta Key...Terrific location! Sailboat Water, third house from the bay, walk to Siesta beach! $985,000.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 1:00 - 4:00 3130 Bayou Sound (Gulf of Mexico Dr. to Bay Isles North Guard Gate)

◆ The Bayou...Immaculately maintained home with 12’ to 14’ ceilings, open floor plan, light & bright, newer kitchen with granite counters, 3 bedroom, office, pool/spa - Spotless. $799,000.

Serene lake view is the perfect setting for custom LBK residence. Living room, formal dining room, kitchen, family room, huge master suite, 2 additional bedrooms plus 14x15 den/office. Mitered glass breakfast area overlooks lanai and pool. Oversized 2 car garage w/workshop. A stunning home. $785,000.

◆ Emerald Point South...Brand new and ready to move in! Gorgeous. Private community of only 16 custom luxury homes. $748,000.


◆ The Bayou...Well designed home with spacious rooms, high ceilings, skylights, family room w/wet bar & built-ins. Caged lanai area & large open pool on serene, private lake. $699,000.

2BR/2BA penthouse w/over 9’ceilings & beautiful direct gulf views. TKF, light, bright and spotless. The perfect answer for beach lovers. 2 pools, Har-Tru tennis, spa & finess center $365,000.

◆ The Bayou...Least expensive home in the Bayou. Situated on a large corner lot with lush landscaping & caged pool. Open floor plan with large rooms perfect for entertaining. $549,000.

Cedars East

New furnishings, carpeting and paint. 2BR/2BA townhome with large garage. Popular complex w/ Jr. Olympic size pool. 10 Har-Tru tennis courts. Excellent rental income. $257,500.

Investment Opportunity

Longboat Key Duplex

◆ Gulf Front Motel...P&L statement available or consider this as a building opportunity. $1,995,000.


Great little duplex on canal with boat dock and caged pool. Bright and spotless, this duplex can offer additional income to a waterside lifestyle. $285,000.

953-6601 (Home Office)

Water Club II SOLD Seaplace SOLD Fairway Bay SOLD Buttonwood Cove SOLD Inn on the Beach SOLD Longboat Harbour SOLD

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Transportation Joyce Rombouts of Iron River, Mich., had another transportation problem in this hand that she sent me. Rombouts writes, “My partner opened, bidding one diamond, and I bid one heart. She then bid one spade, and I responded two clubs. When my partner bid three diamonds, I bid three notrump. She then bid four clubs (Gerber asking for aces) and I bid four hearts (one ace). “My partner then bid six notrump. The opening lead was the five of hearts. I can’t remember exactly how I ended up with good clubs and hearts in my hand and no way to get there. So, in desperation, I led a spade to the jack in my hand and West took it with the king. “West thought for a while and because I had the ace and king of diamonds and also the ace and king of spades on the board, he led a club. I could hardly contain a whoop of delight. Got to my hand where the queen was good, played a few low hearts and then got to the board for the remaining four tricks. I know the opponents had no idea of my transportation problems.”

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MERRILL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Saturday, April 6 Overall Winners 1. Barbara and Bill Frank 2. Marion Galligan and Margo LaCourciere 3. Claire Brinn and Ruth Colner 4. Helen Schweyer and Hanle Schneiderman 5. MaryLou Thomas and Jean Kithan

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LONGBOAT KEY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Longboat Island Chapel — Tuesday, April 9 North-South 1. Lilo and Harry Hutzler 2. Tim Lesnik and Mel Weisel 3. Nancy Abrams and Fran Mann East-West 1. Jean Simon and Barbara Thoman 2. Evelyn Maurer and Jerry Isaacs 3. Marle Abramson and Hank Airth Duplicate games are held at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Longboat Island Chapel and at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center. Call Larry Auerbach at 7582017 for additional information. ❑

Veterans plan tour

West Pass Pass Pass Pass

The veterans of D-Day, June 1944, and the European Theater of Operations (ETO) will depart May 17 from New York for a reunion tour which will include stops in London, Portsmouth, Brighton, Normandy (including Omaha and Utah Beaches), military cemeteries, Cherbourg, Caen, Ste. Mere Eglise and Paris. Call 561-865-8495 for information.

Opening lead: 5 ♥ 6. Evelyn Maurer and Jerry Isaacs

Panoramic City and Sunrise Views

Longboat Island Chapel — Thursday, April 11 North-South 1. Ruth and Malcolm Popik 2. Esther Wilson and Fred Reidinger 3. Jayne Forstenzer and Marge Sagman East-West 1. MaryLou Thomas and Ben Pekeles 2. Ruth Colner and Cele Schwartz 3. Joan Sinder and Renee Pekeles (tie) Dorothy and Paul Rubenstein


bsolutely stunning! Describes this 2BR/2BA renovated condo at the Essex House. You will enjoy living in the downtown, bayfront area, close to everything. Designer decorated w/pickled parquet floors, crown moulding, freshly papered and painted. Spacious lanai for city views. Secure building. MLS#217109 Offered for $330,000

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Elevated home with water view. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Large lot. Very close to beach. $499,000

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Condo with gorgeous panoramic water view. Walk to the beach. Boat slip, tennis, pool. $525,000

Thursday, April 25, 9am.-11:30am.

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The Village at Holmes Beach


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440 Gulf of Mexico Drive • Longboat, FL

The Hedge Team,

The IN-BETWEEN CLUB Town N’Country Plaza - corner Fruitville/Beneva (Unit 612 in Court Yard)

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Ten Lessons & games will help you win at bridge. Interesting people/low-key social setting.

Luxury villa in private, tropical enclave. Deep water dock with lift. Close to beach. $639,000

Enjoy breathtakIRD EY AYFRONT ing waterfront and city skyline views from every room in this grandly designed Spanish Mediterranean with four bedrooms, a three-car garage, a study, formal living and dining rooms and a pool with disappearing edge. Additional custom touches include a Spanish-style fireplace, elevator, media room and fitness room. Completion: May, 2002. Offered at $4,250,000. Peter Laughlin, 365-8880.




Pat & Tom Hanly


3800 6th Avenue • Holmes Beach • 3BR/2BA 1,700 square feet of living area • heated pool, large private garage • elevator available • steps to beach and shopping. ting $ Starat



Distinctive detail meets unbelievable location with 504’ of waterfront in this Longboat Key masterpiece. With 4BR/5BA, a twocar garage, media room and magnificent master suite, this home also features a deep water dock and is within walking distance to Longboat Key’s world-renowned beaches. Expansive outdoor bayfront living area and open gazebo, waterfront pool with spa. Completion: May, 2002. Offered at $4,250,000. Peter Laughlin, 365-8880.

Peter Laughlin 941-365-8880 Toll Free 877-365-8882

Developer pays closing costs!

Jon Tipton (941) 779-9464 4252

333 South Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 Licensed Real Estate Broker


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ABSOLUTE AUCTION - 4BR/2.5BA home. May 8th at 12 noon, 3035 61st St., Sarasota. 3+ car garage with approximately 4,000 sq. ft. of living area. No minimum, no reserve. Call for brochure 941-488-1500. Neal Van De Ree Acutioneers. Lic. Real Estate Broker ab274 au 460

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ISLAND UPHOLSTERY. Furniture, cushions, etc. Repair and restoring Auto Sales & Service antiques. 121 Bridge St. Free 1978 CLASSIC Rolls Royce, Silver Shadow estimates! 778-4335. II. Black, 4/door, 125K/mi. Needs brake work. $18,000. Gorgeous condition! 373-0499/daytime or 755-6088/eves. Antiques

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JAGUAR 1985. Very good condition, always ANTIQUE FURNITURE from France. Top garaged, just serviced, runs fine, $3300. Quality! Cherry armoires, chests of drawers, 383-4775. arm chairs, clocks and more! Bradenton. 941-752-0089, YOUR AUTO SALES &



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☛ ☛ MIKE MCCALEB, ARCHITECT, #AR0014004. Remodels/New Homes. 10/yr. Island Resident. 25/yrs. Experience. FEMA/ DEP Waterfront. Affordable! 778-5560.

Auto Transport

CANNONS MARINA 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Half-day and Full-day rentals 14’-24’ Skiffs /Runabouts /Deckboats Ride in Style in our Grady-White & Scout boats. All powered by YAMAHA outboards. 383-1311

Boat Sales, Service & Storage DOCKS AVAILABLE. Small boats, protected waters. Minutes to intracoastal, Gulf, gas, bait, restaurants. Also, land storage, launch ramp. Vacation/long term. Bottom painting. Capt. John’s Marina, 792-2620.

RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer. PACKAGE SALE: 2/Jet ski’s & double Drive your car to the North and back. trailer, $6000. ‘97 Yamaha 760, 94 Sea Doo & brand new double trailer. 317-796-0432. References. 941-778-5381 AUTO TRANSPORT state to state. Insured, professional, N/S driver w/clean record. Reasonable rates. References available. (941) 545-5325.

20/FT. WELLCRAFT Step Lift, V Cuddy, 1989. 175/HP Johnson, new power head, inside storage, very clean. $9,900. 383-7781/924-0249.

Boat Charter

Boat Slips for Rent/Sale

CHITWOOD CHARTERS, Grand Banks Yachts. Luxury cruises Captained/Bare boats. Sunsets, Cocktails, Real Estate, Special Occasions, Bertram Sport Fishing. Half–day to weekly. Docks Hyatt Sarasota. Capt. Chitwood. Yacht & Instruction $500/day. 941 957-1530.

DOCKAGE AVAILABLE. Long/short term. Live aboard. Call 9a.m. to 3p.m. M-F. 941-761-2241, leave message. LBK MOORINGS, 70/Ft. slip. Seasonal or yearly, (F) dock. $$ BELOW Rate Card. 387-9335.

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351-2118 • Boat & Vehicle Maintenance • Airport Pick-up and Delivery • Home and Condo Sitting • Pet Care • Home Maintenance Appointments

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PERSONAL ASSISTANT, current RN, licensed. Appointments, light meal prep, shopping & correspondence. Call 729-6891.




KATHY & MIKE’S CLEANING SERVICE. Delivering a standard of excellence for all your interior & exterior cleaning needs. Great rates & references. 722-4358.

✓ LIVE MAINE LOBSTER SUPERB BOAT Slip for rent in high & dry indoor marina. In & out boat storage at its finest. Excellent south Longboat location, easy access to Bay and Gulf. Up to 30’ Call 3711866 LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 60/ft. boat slip. Seasonal, $19.00 per foot. Monthly $23.00 per foot. Yearly $16.50 per foot, plus electricity and sales tax. 383-2025/586-4830.



guaranteed. Excellent references. 927-8339.


HOUSE CLEANING by experienced Brazilian ladies. Good references. Free estimates. Please call Kiara 342-4243.


DAZZLE CLEANING Service, “personalized housekeeping to meet your needs. References. Call Via, 379-6582.


BARTENDER AND/OR ASSIST catering/serving at your party, formal/casual. No party too small or large. (941) 761-8135.

SINCE 1979 Harry’s Continental Kitchen has been making party memories from the casual to black tie affair. Specializing in small dinner parties. 383-0777.

Gift Shop & Cafe on Popular Siesta Drive Great Investment Opportunity. Strong Lease, Good Income & Highly Motivated Sellers say “All serious offers must be considered due to duress sale”. $75,000 Marcus Real Estate 923-1808

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APPLE, iMac & Windows certified technician available for upgrades, repairs & tutoring. Call Steven, 312-9317

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USE YOUR COMPUTER as easy as your telephone. In home certified professional teacher. 40/yrs. experience. 383-5372.

RESORT PROPERTIES, INC. COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGERS ESTABLISHED 1990 Licensed and insured. Call 388-3177 for a complete complimentary analysis of your HOA and CONDO Association requirements. Administrative - Financial - Physical Ask for John Bopp 388-3177 or email:

➤ ➤ ➤ VALIN’S CLEANING SERVICE. Crushed Shell Free estimates. General residential cleaning. SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Reasonable rates! 927-7509. Hauling: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil CLEANING TEAM. Reliable. Reasonable. with free estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775, Dependable. 20/yrs. in business. We DO cell 720-0770. know what we are doing! 761-2932. GILLIS & GILLIS ENTERPRISES. Crushed, washed shell, top soil, landscaping service. CLEAN WINDOWS, wouldn’t that be nice! We install shell driveways. Serving Sarasota I’ll make your glass gleam! Local, license, & The Keys since 1978. Fully licensed & insured. CHRIS’S WINDOW CLEANING. insured. 941-753-2954. (941) 725-0399.


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DISPLAYED, but never used, MODEL HOME FURNITURE: 4-piece bedroom suite, $259; sofa & love seat, $399; queen bed Cheffing set, $199; full bed set, $159; twin bed set, $129; daybed complete w/pop-up trundle & 2 PERSONAL CHEF. Dinner parties, showers, luncheons, family dinners. References COMPUTER OBEDIENCE Training. Is your mattresses, $285; Futon and frame, $199. computer misbehaving? Will train your Delivery available. Builders, 753-7118. available. Nora Branconi, 341-9479. computer to listen to you! Special $15/hour. FREE ADVICE. 545-7508. SOFA BED, queen size, love seat, chair & Cleaning Services ottoman, blue pastel & bamboo, $350. Bed ✦ ✦ ✦ COMPUTER COACH. I will teach skirt, king, lined, by Robb & Stucky, $90. EUROPEAN FAMILY CLEANING SERVICE you in your own home & at your own 12/6” beige chandelier shades, threaded, Low rates, experienced and insured. pace. Please call Elinor. 951-6145. unique, $100. 2/Bar stools, $100. 941Commercial & Residential. 587-4540. 792-5877. IN HOME computer services. Senior friendly, training, installation, trouble shooting. Jules Porchey, The Computer Man. 927-1428.

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SEEKING CONTRACTS to manage private estate properties. Over twenty years experience on Longboat Key. Providing all phases of management for the homeowner desiring carefree living. Includes: initial evaluation for services, maintenance and repairs; maintenance of grounds and pool; housekeeping; automotive/marine maintenance and repair; inspections for absentee owner. CAM licensed State of Florida since 1993. Excellent references. For appointment and interview, please call 358-6989


927-2128 Carpet Cleaning • Furniture Cleaning Fire/Water Damage Cleanup ServiceMaster of NW Sarasota & The Meadows, Bill & Fonda Davies, Owners

Armond P. Bishop Light Construction Services Woodworking & Cabinetry • Painting Paperhanging • Ceramic Tile Phone: 941-756-2146 • Cell: 941-504-7701 Licensed and Insured

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LBK: ENHANCE your beautiful condo with two designer pieces; 80” wide brass lacquered hand-painted, beautiful credenza and brass, beveled glass, mirrored interior china/display cabinet, 7’ high, $2250 and $1800 respectively. Several room size quality Indian rugs V.B. one set Lane hickory NC lanai furniture. 941-387-8480.

➥ SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE office on Longboat key opening second office on St. Armands Circle interviewing for Administrative Assistant, Receptionist and Bookkeeper. Computer skill required. Send resume and salary requirements to: Gryphon Investments, P.O. Box 8095, Longboat Key, FL 34228.

WASH N’FOLD, IRONING, ALTERATIONS. Comforters/$12. Residential & Commercial. Linen Service. Self-Service. Clean and attended. Open 7/days. Drop-off/pick-up and delivery. PARADISE COIN LAUNDRY, 7466 Cortez Road West, 795-1657.

ST. JUDE NOVENA. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us! St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us!. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us! Say this prayer 9 times a day, by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publications must be promised. Thank you St. Jude and Sacred Heart. J.S. & D.S.

(1) BRAND NEW KING PILLOW TOP mattress set. Still in plastic, $250. Can deliver. 232-2544. (1) BRAND NEW FULL ORTHOPEDIC mattress set. Still in plastic, $130. Can deliver. 232-2544. FUTON. ALL oak, honey finish, no metal, mission frame. 9/Layer foam mattress. Still in box. Cost, $525. Sell, $325. Can deliver. 941-761-2344. (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN PILLOW TOP mattress set. Still in plastic, $150. Can deliver. 232-2544. (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN ORTHOPEDIC plush mattress set. Still in plastic, $120. Can deliver. 232-2544.

Garage, Moving & Estate Sales HUGE ESTATE SALE, Longboat Key, 596 Outrigger, Sat., 4/27 & Sun. 4/28, 8:30-3:30. Don't miss this sale! Something for everyone. House packed full of top quality Robb & Stucky furniture & other designer accessories including: sofa, chair, curio cabinet, new king & full size mattress sets; area rugs, set of china, oil paintings, pictures, coffee tables, dining tables, occasional chairs, custom fireplace mantels, artificial plants, bedroom chests, nightstands, computer equipment, 100’s of books, collectibles and household items. Building materials include: windows, doors and light fixtures. All items priced to sell! #’s out at 8a.m. Estate Sale by Kim Hibbs.

GROW WITH US Now hiring team players FT, PT with customer service attitude for new upscale concept coffee, wine, cigar shop in Bridgewalk, Bradenton Beach. Advancement opportunities. Benefits. Bonus. Flexible hours. For consideration, call Pat 778-6626 ext. 3104

Masonry MASON, 25/YRS. experience. Glass block work, window sills, pavers, cinder block, brick and tile. Walls built and repaired. Fireplaces. 795-3034.


COASTAL MASSAGE THERAPY. Swedish SKILLED, HONEST, RELIABLE. Carpentry, and Deep Tissue massages. In-home visits Painting, Remodeling. Tons of experience. References available. Call Steve Ivan, available. 753-7766 Lic. #MA34584. 941-685-2948.

Moving Services   DUNBAR’S MOVING. One item or

household. Lowest prices around, 25/years experience. Specializing in antiques. Free estimates! 727-4861.

Nursing/Companion   ASSISTANT MANAGER. Women’s Specialty Store. Good salary & benefits. LPN FOR Private Duty. Skilled in wound Contact Ellie, 383-6451. care, Colostomy Care, Alzheimers, Geriatric, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Dementia. ➢ P/T SECRETARY. South Longboat Key Will work in your home. 941-426-6747. condo. Computer experience helpful. 383-8107. Painting & Wallpapering ✦ GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT & PAPER Ice SERVICES. Int./ext. painting, pressure FREE ICE for your cooler (when available). washing, wallpaper & faux painting. We Island Juice & Java Deli-Cafe. Come in spray wicker. Prompt, reliable service at between 7a.m. & 7p.m. 3174 Gulf of Mexico reasonable rates! Lic./Ins. Call Kevin. Cell Dr. No purchase required. 704-7115 or 792-1646..

Items For Sale

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, ♥ LORD’S WAREHOUSE RESALE SHOP. wallpaper. Island references. The originals 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK. Furniture, since 1984 - Dan or Bill. 795-5100. clothes, housewares. Gigantic Sales! Open Mon., Weds. & Sat. 9a.m.-3p.m. 383-4738. EXPERIENCED PAINTER specializing in interiors. Many local references. Ask for GENTLEMAN’S 5 1/2K Diamond Ring. Tom, 321-3641. Appointment only, 10a.m.-2p.m. 383-1742. PASTEL PAINTING. Interior/exterior, neat, ESTATE SALE: Friday, April 26, 9am-2pm, reasonable. Wallpaper/wallpaper removal. Items Under $200 640 Longview in Buttonwood, LBK (park only Supplying LBK clients w/over 12 years on 1 side). 3/Sets of Spode, banjo clock, MICROWAVE OVEN, Whirlpool, countertop, experience & customer service. Insured. silver lamp, mahogany table & 8/chairs, like new, few weeks old, hardly used. original Paul Passanant. 366-9434. chaise, pair of mahogany twin beds, rattan warranty, $75. 383-0696 between 10a.m. & sofa, chairs & tables, chaise, love seat, nice 2p.m. ☛ ☛ P.B. PAINTING & TILE. 20/years mirror, vintage baby clothes, aesthetic experience. Excellent References. Free movement desk, mirror, croquet, power & ELECTROLUX TANK Vacuum Cleaner, Estimates. Call Pete, 387-3067. hand tools, marine radio, bike rack, bikes & $100. Black & Decker under cabinet toaster more! Sale by Julie McClure, 746-2100. oven, $20. Six Lighto 75W track light socket PAINTING & GENERAL SERVICES CO. cans, $60. 40” pleated shade, $15. Father & Son Team. Handyman repairs, pressure washing, professional quality work. Golf 388-2233. All phases interior/exterior. Call Dan, GOLF LESSONS, by the hour or series. Call 954-2158. WEB TV: e-mail and internet on your TV Carol, USGTF Professional. 941-779-2429. screen w/wireless keyboard. Excellent cond. $99. 383-8052. BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE Health Services KEY...CLASSIFIEDS FOR BOTH BICYCLE: BOY’S 24”, 5/speed Beach THE LONGBOAT OBSERVER, Cruiser/Mountain bike. Better than new, $49. AND THE EAST COUNTY OBSERVER Wheels: Four 14” awesome, American MASSAGE THERAPY ARE JUST Racing chrome/black wheels, GM 775 Bolt A PHONE CALL AWAY... pattern. Great buy for only $149. 941Marty Roca 922-7409. (941) 587-9690 Lic. #MA32116 “MANATEE” BASE oval log coffee table and matching end table, $195. 383-1220. (Pass the good news!) For your convenience, I come to you! MEN’S & woman’s Schwinn bikes, need some work. 2 for $30. Bargain! 388-2374.


SUMMER’S COMING! Weight Loss KAYAK PADDLES, like new, $35/each. Programs. Start at $30. Free Consultation. Sakar tripod for camera, $30. Fashionmate Independent Herbal Life Distributor. sewing machine, $50. Katie/Anne 798-8071. 1-888-241-8977. SHARP MICROWAVE, countertop with carousel, “Bookmark” model, $49. 778-9215.

Help Wanted

MALE SENIOR citizen, wants a live-in, SMITH CORONA XE 6000 electric typewriter compatible companion approximately 45-50, with Spell-Right, automatic memory correcGod loving, attractive, refined, to drive his tion and WordEraser, $50. 383-3022. car, shopping, read mail & keep condo Landscaping clean. 952-1110.

& Lawn Services

SHARE OUR PASSION! Exceptional Food/Casual Atmosphere. Comprehensive training. Great benefits. Work flexible hours. Hiring Chefs, Asst. Bar Manager, Bartenders, Hosts, Waitstaff. J.C. Gardener’s, new concept restaurant-Bridgewalk, Bradenton Beach. Call 941-705-0444 Fax 941-761-9479

FREE SNOW REMOVAL, and when its not snowing, I specialize in installing CRUSHED SHELL and ROCK yards, driveways and walkways. Rip Rap, sand and mulch also delivered and spread. Hauling available. Please call DAVID BANNIGAN at 794-6971 or cell at 504-7045. JAMIE BASSHAM’S LAWN CARE. Professional Lawn Services and Landscaping. Licensed and Insured. For free estimates, call 705-5901, 778-0934. PLACE YOUR LANDSCAPING & LAWN SERVICES AD HERE AND GET RESULTS! TO ADVERTISE CALL MAUREEN,


Remodeling & Home Improvements

Professional Services

LISTENER, CONVERSATIONALIST: A friendly ear to talk with about personal or business things and what is going on in the world around us. Exceptional resume and references, Rates on request. Call Gene 941-518-6906



♦ ♦ ♦ CUSTOM RENOVATIONS. 25/years experience as a highly skilled, dependable, restoration/renovation expert, carpenter & fine finishing contractor. Kitchen and bathroom specialist. Repairs & Painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294. JOE UNGVARSKY Construction. Remodeling contractors. In-house plan design. State licensed and insured. #CRC035261. Many island references. 778-2993. MATT’S RENOVATIONS. Carpet Cleaning, Pressure Washing, House Cleaning, Painting, Window Washing. Bonded & Insured. Matt, 941-544-0640.

 GIL REMODELING. General Remodeling, Inside & Outside, Cabinets & Furniture Maker. 20/Years Experience. 941-927-7509. 


All Variations of Ceramic Tile Supplied & Installed. Floors a Specialty. Large Longboat Key Portfolio. Free Estimates & Custom Designs. Call Neil Halfacre (941) 726-3077 LIC.






☛ BILL GAREAU Building & Remodeling. All phases of home improvement. License #RBC0067087. Insured. 355-4272.

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(941) 383-6642 (941) 366-7131

ROBERT HELD’S HANDYMAN & MORE! Repairs, Installs, Tile, Vinyl, Improvements, Window Cleaning & Rescreen. Dependable, friendly service. Call Monday thru Friday, 9a.m.-6p.m. for appointment. 758-8044. EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN: Repairs, painting, landscaping, tile, carpentry, screening, fences, drywall, etc. Licensed. Insured. Free estimates. Edson Bessa. 941-730-6838.




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Condos & Homes For Sale

Condos & Homes For Sale

Condos & Homes For Sale

$539,900. DOWNTOWN on Gulfstream. Imagine 15th floor unsurpassed Bay front views, 2BR/2BA, renovations just completed. End unit, close to 1500sq.ft. You deserve to see this. Dennis Girard, 941-809-0041. Central Park Realty Corp.

LBK, BEHIND THE GATES: direct Gulf front, 10th floor, 2BR/2BA, w/awesome, panoramic views of the Gulf, Siesta, Lido, Sarasota & the Bay. Totally updated. Open, light and bright. See sunsets and hear the rolling surf 365 days/year. $559,000. Anne Mitchell, (941) 725-0227. Michael Saunders & Company.

GRAND BAY Antigua 6th floor corner apt. w/stunning open views. 3BA suites. Call owner, 383-8005 or 320-0003. $1,375,000. (Realtors 15% on demand over $1M) Grand Bay’s Best Buy!

Best pricing on all brand name CARPETING & LAMINATES. “Why pay retail” 10 Years Island Resident CHAMBER MEMBER “We take care of our neighbors”

3271 BAYOU SOUND. Keep your boat on your private dock right in your own back yard in this beautiful 3BR canal front pool home in popular Bay Isles Reduced below recent appraisal, $849,900. Open Sunday, 1-4p.m.





STATE CERTIFIED Roofing & General Contractor, FL. Professional Engineer, Roofing (all types), Remodeling, Repairs. Call DON for immediate response. 720-0794. Lic. CC-CO57977, CG-CO61519, PE20374.

$795,000 ONLY 10% DOWN! AVAILABLE EARLY 2002. 955-3955

  BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof repair specialists! Re-roofs! New roofs! Tile Replacement! All work guaranteed! $429,900 LONGBOAT beauty, 2BR/2.5BA. RC004206. 941/366-9606. Seeing is believing! Travertine marble throughout, crown molding, everything new. Services New furnishings, some bay views, garage. PROPERTY CARETAKER. I will look after Great rental program. Dennis Girard, Central your residential, rental or commercial Park Realty Corp., 941-809-0041. property, whether you are at home or away, in terms of security, regular upkeep, light maintenance, etc. Dependable. References. BY OWNER Call 778-7462. 724 MARBURY LANE Commercial Rentals & Sales


COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, LBK. 3BR/2BA, 2/car, heated pool, deep canal, dock, boat lift, private beach access. Short or long term. 727-848-4100. LONGBOAT KEY canal front 2BR/2.5BA home available w/fireplace, pool, and low maintenance yard. Open floor plan plus game room. Call for your appointment today. $329,900. Cathy Meldahl, Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 800-950-3450 or 941-383-5544. THE ISLANDER CLUB 6TH FLOOR, AWESOME GULF VIEWS. $520,000 941-504-8018 MICHAEL GRANSTON COLDWELL BANKER $299,900. YES, imagine nothing but ocean. Direct Gulf views on Longboat Key. Furn., freshly painted, new ceramic. Shop and compare. Dennis Girard, 941-809-0041. Central Park Realty. LET ME E-MAIL YOU SOME LISTINGS. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. LBK, CANAL front elevated home w/deeded beach. Special features throughout. For sale, lease option or rent. $339,000. Appraised at $425,000. 352-250-0874.

BANYAN BAY Club, LBK. For sale by owner. Bayfront, 2BR/2BA condo. Newly renovated, light and bright, hardwood floors throughout. Beach access, tennis 1515 MAIN ST. for rent. 2300sq.ft. retail court, pool, clubhouse. $375,000. Call w/850sq.ft. second floor apartment, contemporary with skylights. 383-0244. 3BR CANALFRONT. Bring your boat! Steps 941-383-5253. to beautiful beaches and nature preserve. 600/SQ.FT. OR 400/sq.ft. Store or Office. Best deal on Key - won’t last at $294,900. FOR SALE by owner. Spanish Main Yacht Rent is negotiable. 5620 Gulf of Mexico Dr. (Below Appraisal) 725-2826. Brokers Club, 2BR/2BA, renovated, unattached villa. New tile and carpet. Canal front w/boat dock. 383-6563. protected. $310,000. 383-0034. DOWNTOWN, 1280 North Palm Ave. for $239,900. 2BR/2.5BA, 1,500sq.ft. Longboat rent. 1000/sq.ft. prime storefront or office SUNSET TOWERS Key Townhouse, furnished, garage, great with kitchenette. 383-0244. DOWNTOWN BY RITZ rental program. Only 12/years old. Tennis and Pro shop on site. Dennis Girard, Central LONGBOAT KEY; Restaurant Business: 2BR/2BA, SPLIT PLAN, GARAGE, Park Realty Corp. 941-809-0041. 150/seats, full bar, superb location, SPECTACULAR CITY & BAY VIEWS. $250,000. LONGVIEW REALTY, INC., (CALL FOR PRIVATE VIEWING) GRAND BAY’S BEST! 2BR Penthouse, Richard W. Estrin, 383-6112. marble throughout. Beautiful panoramic KING & COMPANY views. Owner selling, 383-8005 or 320-0003. “THE MOST DISTINCTIVE ADDRESS” 388-1288 $725,000 (Realtor 4%) Avenue of the Flowers-Longboat Key. Join OR CELL: 266-1078 Publix, Eckerds and other exquisite shops. 1665sq.ft. available. 1-800-940-6000. The Sembler Co., Andy Carlson, Licensed PALMA SOLA. Largest bayfront home on R.E. Broker. FOR SALE BY OWNER 2/lots, 6BR/5.5BA, 3/stories, 6/car garage. LONGBOAT KEY Best value! By owner. $990,000. 795-4432. PRIME OFFICE space available at the Centre Shops, Longboat Key. Call 387-3135.

Condos & Homes For Sale

FOR SALE by owner. Spanish Main Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA +den & screened lanai. New ceramic tile and carpet, loads of storage, beach access. Only $217,000. Owner, 383-0034.

BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA END UNIT W/PEEK OF THE GULF, CLOSE TO BEACH AND POOL, NICELY FURNISHED, TILE THROUGHOUT, LARGER SUNNY DECK. $372,500 REDUCED: $365,000 Coldwell Banker, Linda Paskovich, (941) 383-6411 Cell 504-0601


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THE LANDINGS. Exclusive gated community. Spacious mid rise, lake view, racquet club, tennis pro, activity center, near beaches. Must see! Offered at $329,000. 927-1666.

SPANISH MAIN, updated 2BR/2BA villa. Nestled to a private nature preserve w/all the amenities of beach access, boat dock, pool, clubhouse, etc. Offered at $249,900. Kelley Belisle, Central Park Realty. 941-809-0036. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! Country Club Shores. Beachside cottage just steps to the Gulf from deeded beach easement. Turnkey designer furnished. Ready for immediate occupancy. Price reduced $40,000. Now only $399,000. Broker/Owner. 359-9098 or 374-3125. CANAL FRONT, 3BR/2BA. Screened pool, boat dock, fireplace. Partial Bay view. $379,000. Vincent, 383-8860. A. Paradise Realty. BAY HARBOUR, LBK. Spectacular 3/BR end unit overlooking the boat basin and views of the bay & downtown. Updated, light & bright. Amenities include deep water dockage, club house & pool. Minutes to St. Armands & the beach, $380,000. Rose Wright, 924-8816, MLS #218459. Michael Saunders & Company, Realtor.

 LOCATION, LOCATION! Sunsets over Sarasota Bay, walk to St. Armands Circle. 2BR/2BA, low rise condo, beautiful pool, clubhouse, docks available. $228,900. 387-9798. $259,900. DOWNTOWN Bayfront. 2BR/2BA, over 1,500sq.ft. Only 14/units in building. New carpet and paint. In unit laundry. Low condo fees! Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041.



SEAGATE, LBK. Beachfront, 2BR/2BA condo. Split plan w/fabulous Gulf and sunset views from every room. Granite counter tops. Many built-ins and extras. Har-Tru tennis, heated pool, on-site management. $550,000. 383-4274.

WATERLEFE GATED, GOLF, BOATING, 3BR/2BA CARRIAGE HOME WITH 2/CAR GARAGE. SPECTACULAR LAKE AND GOLF COURSE VIEW. $237,000 DEV DOYNO, REMAX GULFSTREAM 941-744-1811 REDUCED. ALMOST NEW! 2/Bedroom home in Village. Peek of Bayou from deck, community dock & boat ramp. $399,000. Wagner Realty, 383-5577 or 1-800-352-0367 Wickersham - English.

 PRESTIGIOUS “BEACHES” OF THE LONGBOAT KEY CLUB! Penthouse 10th floor, designer decorated, 2BR/2BA, direct Gulf front, private beach, heated pool. $795,000. Call Mike Bridges @ Re/Max Properties, 954-5454. CHARMING BIRD KEY garden home near Yacht Club. 4BR/4BA, and a large pool. Lanai area ideal for entertaining. Fax owner at 941-951-6608, or e-mail to LBK, SPECTACULAR Gulf view, among million dollar condos. Extensively renovated, 2BR/2BA. $675,000. Call Joe Albano at Rose Enterprises of Sarasota. 302-3400.

Lots & Acreage For Sale LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE, single family lot. Boat dock, community pool. New 9/unit subdivision on 6.53/acres. Plans available $273,900. Carol Williams, Broker, Smith REALTORS, 941-778-0777, 744-0700/eves. NORTH PORT, by owner, 25’x80’. Buildable lot, great location! $6200/Make offer. 358-1745. LARGE VILLAGE LOT FOR SALE 100’ FRONTAGE 105’ DEPTH HUGHES STREET. RON JOHNSON 387-7136

Mobile Homes MOBILE HOME, 1BR/2BA. Sleeps 6, room for 2nd bedroom. Remodeled kitchen/bath, open patio, 300ft. from beach & Marina. LBK, $34,500. 941-387-2021.

Out-Of-State Property

NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. Two beautiful wooded 1/2 acre lots for sale in Sapphire Valley, NC. Adjoining greenbelt with lovely stream. Close to Cashiers and Highlands. SANCTUARY. FOR sale by owner. Spectac- Prefer to sell together. Utilities in place. ular direct Gulf front end unit with golf Amenities include golf, water sports, tennis course and bay views. An unbelievable and skiing. $39,500 for both. Call 346-0459. value. New furnishings, A/C, W/H, paint, and marble in all the right places. Offered at $1,299,000. Call CLASSIFIEDS WORK 813-754-5397 or E-mail: SAY YOU SAW IT IN or Brokers protectTHE LONGBOAT OBSERVER ed.



BAY VIEW, 2BR/2BA. One Watergate, unfurnished, steps to the Ritz. $1700/mo. No pets. 373-0302.

L’ELEGANCE. 2BR/2.5BA +den, waterfront, beautiful! Furn. or unfurn., $2500/mo. ST. ARMANDS TOWER. 2BR/2BA, beautiful, furnished, $1800/mo. BANYAN BAY. 3BR/3BA, bay view, furn. $2500/mo. LIDO HARBOUR SOUTH. 2BR/2BA, Gulf view, unfurnished, $1200/mo. PRESIDENTIAL. 2BR/2BA, pool, view, furnished, close to beach! $1400/mo. ST. ARMANDS TOWER. 2BR/2BA, close to Rentals: Annual Circle, unfurnished, $1400/mo. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, 4BR/2BA. LIDO HARBOR TOWER. 1BR/1BA, great Pool, dock, remodeled. Rent or lease Gulf view, furnished, $1500/mo. w/option to buy. $2800/mo. 374-6254. COLDWELL BANKER ☛ BAYFRONT DOWNTOWN, Golden LISA SNOW 388-5532 Gate. Pristine 2BR/2BA, W/D, unfurnished condo. $1400/mo. 587-1122 or 544-1006. CEDAR HOLLOW at TARA: Brand new 2BR/2BA, lanai, garage. Next to lake and golf course. Includes free golf, cable, pool. Annual $1350/mo. 360-1002.

ENJOY FULL views from this 2BR/2BA condo, $1800/mo. Also, 1BR/1BA villa, $1100/mo. Turnkey furnished. Carports & boat dock available. Call 780-3858.

SOUTH ST. ARMANDS Towers, super 5th floor direct gulf front, $2500/mo. PALM PLACE, 3rd floor, great views, $2000/mo.

CEDARS EAST, 2BR/2.5BA. Bay view. Seasonal or Annual. (1/2 monthly rental amount of other units) $1900/mo. 954-3633.


 WATERFRONT CONDO, downtown. Awesome Gulf and bay views. Luxurious 2BR/2BA w/generous closets and new appliances. 24/hr. security, garage parking and boat slip. $1800/mo. 924-7675.

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation LONGBOAT KEY. Luxury villa, 2BR/2BA, 2000sq.ft., fully furnished/all amenities. Beach, 3/pools, health club, tennis & boat docks. Availability flexible, 12/02-5/03, 3/mo. min. Also, 6/02-10/02, 1/mo. min. (773) 871-8721.

CASA DEL MAR RESORT CONDOMINIUM WEEKLY RENTALS GULF FRONT/GULF VIEW Reservations: 941-383-5549 Visa/MC Fax: 941-383-7925 Office Open 7 Days, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 34228 “85% Repeat Guests” “INTENTIONALLY BETTER”

SEAPLACE, 2-3BR/2BA. Newly decorated & updated ground floor unit w/large terrace. Avail. April through Dec., 2/mo. minimum. 941-366-0030. LBK, CANAL ranch, 3BR/2BA, garage, heated pool. Avail. Dec., 2002, Jan./Feb./March, 2003. $10,000. 1-800-8215073/989-7504, 302-834-3026. BUTTONWOOD COVE, LBK. Newly remodeled luxury 2BR/2BA. Direct water views. Short/long term rentals. 708-452-8934. Visit our website: SEAPLACE, 2BR/1BA, 2003 Season. 3-4/mo. Full amenities, fully furnished, garden view. No smokers. No pets. Owner. 770-509-7419. BANYAN BAY Club. 3.5BR/3BA. Bayfront. (843) 883-3496/

SEAPLACE: BUILDING M-2, 3rd floor, 2BR/2BA, all new furniture & appliances, nice northwest view of Gulf. Under building SEAPLACE 1BR/2BA, Den w/sofa bed, Gulf parking space, steps to large pool & beach. SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, free standing & Bay views, 2 month minimum, non-smok3 or 4 months. Dec. thru March or April 2BR/2BA villa. Enclosed lanai, laundry room, ers, references. Email: 2003. (941) 383-3581. carport, turnkey furnished, beach & bay access, community pool & docks. Also LIDO BEACH. In garden setting. Close to ISLANDER CLUB, 2BR/2BA, 1550sq.ft. available seasonally. 383-8860. beach. 3/Units in building w/yard. Studio, 1 Tennis, pool, exercise room. 2/mo. min. Dec./Jan./Feb. (2002-2003). and 2 bedroom apartments. Nicely furnished. Available BIRD KEY. Spacious 3BR/2BA UF home. Tile throughout. Laundry room. Available 383-5393. Screened pool, 2/car garage, view of April to December. 383-0244 or e-mail: LIDO BEACH vacation paradise. 1 & 2 Sarasota Bay. $2975/mo. Application and bedroom condos overlooking beautiful Lido fee required. Wedebrock Real Estate Company, (941) 383-5886. LONGBOAT KEY, Beachplace, 3BR/2BA. Beach. Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental Walk down unit, beautiful view. Available condo. 388-1404. 2BR/1.5BA WATERFRONT townhouse. Aug., Sept., Oct., 2002. Call Bridgette at FAIRWAY BAY Townhouse. Available for Available May 1. Unfurn., small pet okay. 989-792-4630 or 989-797-4644. the 2003 Winter Season. 941-387-0438. First, last, security. Recently renovated. $900/mo. 941-356-2659. LBK, STUNNING Key West style home. Gulf views. 3BR/3BA, private pool/spa, great mid THE VILLAGE, apartment for rent. key location. Beach access directly across 2BR/1BA, bay view, very private. $900/mo. street. Non-smoking. Seasonal, $9000/mo. +utilities. 387-0048 or 356-1277. or annual. 941-387-8315.

LBK, BAY ISLES. Spacious newly redecorated villa, 2500/sq.ft., Harbour Oaks Dr. 3BR/2.5BA, great room w/island kitchen, large lanai overlooking lagoon. Convenient to shops, walk to Marina and Restaurant. Private beach access. Pet considered. By owner. $2500/mo. Annual rental 941-366EN PROVANCE. Direct Gulf front, fantastic 0908, e-mail: community. Outstanding unit, 4BR/4BA, LBK, GRAND BAY, premiere community. family room, fireplace, summer kitchen, 2/car 2BR/2BA penthouse, furnished w/wrap garage, butler’s pantry, and much more. around terrace. Spectacular views of APPOINTMENT ONLY, $7000/mo. Sarasota Bay and skyline. 2/Garage parking, DOWNTOWN - THE CONDOMINIUMS @ THE RITZ CARLTON, 11th & 15th floor, 24/hr. security, $2600/mo. (941) 387-1336. stunning bay/Gulf views, hardwood floors, E-mail: office/den, upscale everything. 3BR/3BA, LIDO BEACH house, 2BR/1BA. Cute and wet bar. Amenities that ONLY the RITZ can super clean, furnished, new carpet, paint and offer, $6900/mo.-$8000/mo. appliances. $1195/mo. 407-805-0540 or JENNETTE & ROSSI, INC. 407-417-4188. REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT 953-6000 3BR/1BA FURNISHED or unfurnished home in the Village. Large yard, $1200/mo. Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 383-5886. LONGBOAT KEY. Bay and beach, 3BR/2BA house w/dock, steps from beach. Available for 1/yr., Aug. or Sept., 02 through Aug. or Sept., 03. Furnished, caged heated spa and pool, fireplace, cars, computer, cable, etc. Great neighbors. Kids and pets OK. $4800/mo. 36/Ft. Jeanneau sailboat also available for same time, $1000/mo. if with house. 941-383-8339.

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

Rentals: Annual

AVAILABLE FOR THE (2003) SEASON *Three (3) MONTH MINIMUM REQUIRED* GRAND BAY, building #4, 2BR/2.5BA w/den, amazing views, $7000/mo. PLAYERS CLUB, 3BR/3BA Penthouse, $7000/mo. LONGBOAT HARBOUR TOWERS, 2BR/2BA, direct Gulf front, $4000/mo. SEA GATE, 2BR/2BA, $4500/mo. ISLANDER CLUB, 2 & 3/BR units available. SEAPLACE UNITS, Garden and Midrise building from $3000/mo. **DOWNTOWN** The RITZ CARLTON, fabulous 1, 2 & 3/BR, $6000-$10,000/mo. STILL AT THE “RITZ”, amazing 2BR/2BA w/den, $9000/mo. L’AMBIANCE, Gulf to bay, $10,000, 4/mo. min.

BAYFRONT PENTHOUSE NEXT TO THE RITZ! Luxury 2BR/2BA, with walls of windows. Furnishings available. 914-1055.


Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

(THE VILLAGE) 3BR elevated single-family house beautifully furnished & equipped. Screened porch, 2 blocks to beach & bay. WATERFRONT, 1BR apartment. Quiet, Some pets ok. Available May & June, mature setting, beach/boating. Maintenance $2400/mo., July through Nov. $1500/mo. and some utilities included. $795/mo. Look now for next season ‘03. Call 387-7662 email: 383-2819.

WHITNEY BEACH. Gulf side, 1/br condo, sleeps 4. Pool, tennis courts. Non-smokers, 1/mo. minimum. Available August through December. Owner direct rental savings. (314) 995-9965.

SUMMER SEASON. First floor walk out to SHORT TERM, 3-6/mo. Country Club SANDS POINT, 3BR/2BA, 1900/sq.ft., on the beach. Direct Gulf view, 2/BR condo. Shores. Waterfront, pool, total new remodel. beach, pool, 3rd floor. 2/15/03 through Decorator furnished, gated community. Beautiful 3BR/2BA, $2500/mo. Call 5/15/03. $4500/mo. total. 716-759-6029. All amenities. Reasonable. Call 388-5032. 383-6304. ST. ARMANDS Circle. Kingston Arms SEAPLACE 2BR/2BA, top floor (5th), south NORTH LONGBOAT, 2BR/2BA elevated Condominiums. Newly renovated and exposure, high ceilings, views, all amenities home with W/D, dishwasher, screened furnished 2BR/2BA unit, heated pool, steps including computer. Available October porch and undercover parking. $1500/mo. to beach and shopping. No pets, no through January, 2002/03 or March thru Wedebrock Real Estate Company, smoking. Available Sept. through Dec., 2002 May, 2003. 2/mo. min. 732-222-5148 or ($1700/mo.) and Jan. through April, 2003 383-5886. ($2900/mo. (770) 226-0955 or e-mail: SOUTH PALM AVENUE. Gorgeous, newly 1/1 FURNISHED condo, senior community. renovated 2BR/2BA turnkey apartment. Convenient Bradenton location. Available April 16th. No pets. From $700, includes DIRECT GULF front LBK condo. Ground Available May 15, $1500/mo. Must see to floor, 2/master suites, 2BA+den. Beautiful appreciate. 941-387-0438. washer/dryer, cable & water. 753-5431 Gulf to bay complex. Pool, tennis, boat dock. LBK - BANYAN BAY - 3BR/3BA condo, wa- 1/mo. min. now through Dec. 31st. & April LONGBOAT KEY - Buttonwood Cove, terview, tennis court, exercise roo,. Gulf 1st. through Dec. 31, 03. 941-795-1318, Building B 2BR condo, good view, flexible period 2003 season. Reasonable rent, call beach, monthly, seasonal or annual rental. Victor, 703-759-6323 813-962-1194 ON THE Gulf w/pool. 1BR condo, sleeps 4. ANNUAL RENTAL Country Club Shores ca- Nicely furnished, cable, phone, full kitchen, LIDO BEACH condo. Gulf view, 1BR/1BA, nal-front home. 3BR, 2BA. $2,600/mo. Hanly living, dining area, W/D in building. Monthly designer furnished. Seasonal 3/mo. min., or May through Jan. $1200/mo. 351-5101. $3000/mo. Annual $1800/mo. 374-6254. & Assoc. 388-2331

Where there is nothing between you and the Gulf! Nightly-Weekly-Seasonal Rentals Apartments, Cottages, Efficiencies and Guest Rooms Reservations: (toll free) 1-800-414-0238 or 941-383-2434 Fax: 1-941-383-8275 e-mail: 4131 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228

 LBK, BEACHPLACE condo, 1st. floor, 2BR/2BA. May thru Dec., 2002 only. Covered parking, Olympic pool, fitness center, spa. Non-smokers. By owner. (941) 383-1884. BEACHFRONT, LBK. Cozy 1BR condo w/all amenities. Heated pool, across from Publix. Off season special! $525/weekly. 1-800-230-9437, extension 28. LBK CONDO by the beach. 1BR/1BA. Pool, central location near shops. $1,500/mo. or $500/wk. 941-914-4646 GRAND BAY, Longboat. 2BR/2BA, fabulous bay views, $5000/mo. SEAPLACE, Longboat. 1BR/1BA+den. Great location! $3800/mo. * Many other seasonal rentals available! Visit our web site... COLDWELL BANKER LISA SNOW 388-5532 ST. ARMANDS. Exquisite turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA cottage, pool, +screened lanai, walk beach/Circle. May 1 through Nov. 30. (941) 388-2524. BUTTONWOOD COVE, 3BR. Deep water slip, pool, tennis and racquet ball courts. Beautifully furnished, Gulf/bay views from 2/lanais. Available monthly April to October, 2002.. 800-220-3165 ext. 2665.



Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation


Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

Rentals Wanted

LIDO VACATION RENTALS. One bedroom furnished apartment across from beach and one block from St. Armands Circle, $400/wk. Call 266-4775.


BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA. TKF, across street BAYPORT, LONGBOAT Key. Gorgeous from Gulf. 1/mo. min. Avail.: June 1-Nov. 30, Gulf views, beautifully furnished, 2BR/2BA, largest unit 2nd floor. Available May through $1900/mo.; Dec. $3400. 770-671-0338. Dec. 2002, April through Dec., 2003. BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA. Upstairs end unit, (860) 521-4774. close to beach and pool, larger sunny deck. 1/mo. min. Available May through Dec., $1700/mo., Nov., $2200/mo., Dec., $3800/mo. Avail. Jan. through April, 2003. YOUR ADS Linda Paskovich, 941-504-0601.


☛ ☛ BEACHPLACE, DIRECT beachfront, 2BR/2BA. Available starting April, 2002. (216) 881-3232 or (440) 247-3207. LONGBOAT HARBOR, 2BR/2BA, corner. Newly redecorated, pools, tennis, glassed lanai. Beach access, water view. 516-223-4392.

(941) 388-1995 OR (941) 724-4703

SEAPLACE, 2BR/2BA, G-8 building. Avail. Dec., 2002, Jan./Feb., 2003. 2/mo. min. First floor, nicely furnished, garden view. Non-smokers. 383-9246.

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ANNUAL, LBK, 1BR/1BA, second floor or SEAPLACE - SPECIAL! April & May (2/mo.) higher, non-smoking adult. $800-$900/mo. 2BR/2BA, first floor, beach, pools, tennis. 2/year lease. 941-685-5320. Call for special rates. 630-690-2040.






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Introducing The Savoy on Palm, Sarasota’s most fashionable new address with an air of style and service quite above the ordinary. A private boutique setting reserved exclusively for 24 residences. Stunning designs of contemporary detail. Front-to-back views of city, bay and beyond. And an exquisite lifestyle. Ringing a concierge who knows your name, as well as that of your favorite bistro. Lingering poolside beneath a shady cabana. Accommodating your guests in their own private guest suite. Watching the sun melt into Sarasota Bay from your rooftop garden. All steps from the sophisticated boutiques, cafés and galleries of Palm Avenue. Priced from under $1 million. Inquire by calling 941-366-5757.


Sales by Montage Group, Inc., Licensed Real Estate Broker Preview Center: 303 South Palm Avenue • Sarasota, FL 34236 941.366.5757 • 800.390.6835 • Fax 941.952.9172 • Prices & features subject to change without notice. Offer void where prohibited by law. Broker cooperation welcomed. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.

April 25 2002  
April 25 2002