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St. Denis packs bags Reclaimed water: job he couldn’t refuse

Mailboxes out of control? Saying decorative mailboxes have proliferated out of control and are detracting from Longboat Key’s aesthetics, the Longboat Key Garden Club has sent a letter to Longboat Mayor John Redgrave, asking that the town adopt new rules banning the boxes. “For many years, we believed the creative mailboxes were whimsical and a credit to Longboat’s island ambiance,” the Garden Club said in its letter. “But at this point, the Key has become so overrun with oddballlooking mailboxes — everything from St. Bernards, to fish, to pelicans, to boats, to jewel-studded mailboxes — that Longboat Key is beginning to resemble the trailer parks of Bradenton and Dogpatch, USA. It’s time to bring a uniform island code to the Key’s mailboxes.” The club suggested that all mailboxes be one size and one color — preferably Army green to blend in with the Key’s vegetation.

Free food and wine The turnout for the last Sunday in the Park concert series was rather disappointing, according to concert organizers. To remedy the situation, the concert committee is considering a proposal to ask the Town Commission to impose two “free food and wine” Sundays next season to coincide with two concerts. According to the proposal, the Key’s restaurants would be required to provide free food and wine at the concerts. One committee member said, “Everybody knows the only way to attract Longboaters is with free food and booze.” Said Jim Durante, “I’ll drink to that. It’s a marvelous idea.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 7A

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Police union wins big in contract BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

The Longboat Key police union won a major concession from the town during the last round of contract talks. As a result, officers have agreed to sign a three-year contract with the town without making any further demands. The town has agreed to pay to convert a storage closet at the new police department into a spa and lounge area for officers. “These guys work hard, for 12 hours straight,” said union spokesman Paul Noeske. “They need a place to unwind afterward, to be ready for that next shift.” The lounge area will include a cappuccino machine, exercise equipment, a sauna, Jacuzzi and a full-service, hair-and-nail care center. The latter feature is one that pleases Police Chief John Kintz. “My men need grooming,” he said. “I don’t want them showing up at the scene of a crime looking unkempt. This will help their self-esteem, too.” Kintz said the sauna and Jacuzzi combination will go a long way toward attracting the best police officers to Longboat Key. In selling the proposal to the town, union negotiators made examples of trendy companies. “Those companies attracted the best people in the field by offering the best amenities available,” said Noeske. “Inhouse babysitting, in-house dry cleaning, services such as these put morale through the roof at those companies.” Such amenities put budgets through the roof, too. The lounge area outlined in the contract agreement is expected to cost $600,000. Noeske said that cost is a pittance when compared to the benefits the spa will bring the town. “Happy officers mean fewer speeding tickets,” Noeske advised. The town’s labor attorney, Reynolds Allen, opposed giving in to the officers’ demands. But Allen was swayed by the police chief, who quickly supported the plan. Kintz will also be allowed to use the spa. CONTINUED ON PAGE 7A

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Deputy Chief Martin Sharkey proudly shows off the manicure he received at the new spa and lounge located at the Longboat Key Police Department. After each visit to the spa, officers receive fresh flowers, similar to the ones on Sharkey’s desk, to complete the experience.

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Biker Week moves to Longboat Key Longboat Key may have lost Winefest, but it will now attract a vibrant Biker Week. BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

Longboat Key will have its own Biker Week in 2003. Organizers Shane Eagan and Tom Rasmussen of the Longboat Key Club said, “ We have thoroughly researched this, and we feel it is time for Longboat Key. It will be a great boost to the economy and bring in tens of thousands of dollars.” The event will be carefully controlled, and attendance will be limited to the first 50,000 registrants. Also, no weapons or gang colors will be allowed and will be strictly enforced. The week-long event will begin on Sunday, March 2, 2003, with registration taking place at Overlook Park at the New Pass bridge. At that time Longboat Key Biker Week pins will be available. The design will feature the new reclaimed water tower. The cost will be $1; proceeds will benefit the Longboat Key Club’s reclaimed water expense fund. Starting at 6 p.m. March 2, there will be non-stop music around the clock at the Joan M. Durante Park. Eagan and Rasmussen said band booking has already started, and they promise “some big names.” That Monday through Friday there be Jello wrestling each day at 2 p.m., followed by sweet cole slaw wrestling at 5 p.m. Only female contestants will be allowed to compete. The organizers said Police Chief John Kintz has agreed to allow thongs and T-backs for this event only. Wet T-shirt contests will be held nightly at 8 p.m. at Lynches Landing. Starting this week, Eagan and Rasmussen said they will be taking applications for judges for these three events. On Tuesday, March 4, the annual bike show and rodeo will take place at the Avenue of the Flowers. Eagan and Rasmussen said, “The first prize is outstanding — a six-month stay at a L’Ambiance penthouse.” The traditional Poker Run will have a new feature. The organizers said instead of five card it will be seven card. The Run will take place on Wednesday, March 5, with the first bike out at 6 a.m. and the last bike allowed at 11 p.m. It will start at Longboat Key Mayor John Redgrave’s home, with scheduled stops at each of the town commissioner’s residences. Eagan and Rasmussen said the commissioners have generously agreed to provide beer and wings for all riders. The entry fee is $5 and proceeds of the event will be used for salaries for town commissioners. (A proposal to provide pay for the commissioners was recently turned down by Longboat Key voters.)

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Shannon Resort Group President Shane Eagan, left, and Executive Vice President Tom Rasmussen will chair the Key’s first Biker Week. They plan to limit attendance to the first 50,000 registrants. Proceeds of the event will benefit the club’s reclaimed water fund. A special incentive for the run is that the first 200 bikers will receive T-shirts with a picture of the new Town Hall. The traditional Harley drag races will start at 10 p.m on Thursday, March 6. Serving as chairmen will be Police Chief John Kintz and Fire Chief Julius Halas. Expected to be one of the most popular events of the week will be the tattoo contest. It will be held Friday, March 7 and will be an all-day event at Joan M. Durante Park with judging taking place at the pavilion. Contestants can come in anytime after 8 a.m., and the winners will be announced at 8 p.m. Bikers without tattoos will be able to visit the tattoo tent set up on the Longboat Key Club’s Islandside driving range. Food vendors will also be in this location and have scheduled a weeklong chili cookoff. Bikers can begin sampling the chili at 9 p.m. any evening. The main camping area will be adjacent to this area on the Islandside golf course. This location will give bikers easy access to the beach, where cruising will be permitted until 4 a.m. The Islandside tennis court area will be the location for the burn-out pit. Throughout the week, a swap meet will be ongoing at the Harbourside Golf Course and along Gulf of Mexico Drive. The Longboat Key Garden Club will sponsor a daily bike wash to be held at the South Fire Station. All proceeds will go

to the fund to expand the Longboat Key Town Center Tennis complex. Organizers Eagan and Rasmussen are aware traffic problems can occur and to facilitate bikers for the entire week, the two have arranged to have Gulf of Mexico Drive closed to all other vehicular traffic from the stoplight at Longboat Club Road to the stoplight at the Avenue of the Flowers. The organizers said motorcycles will be allowed to park along Gulf of Mexico Drive and in the middle lanes on the road. At 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, the Grand Parade will take place with Mayor Redgrave and Town Commissioner Jim Patterson serving as grand marshals. On this day, the entire length of Gulf of Mexico Drive will be closed from noon until midnight. Eagan and Rasmussen said cooperation of Key businesses and residents has been outstanding. Restaurants and hotels will be providing 50% biker discounts. The two organizers advise, “Get your reservations in early. We’re shutting down at 50,000.” With a final word, bikers Eagan and Rasmussen said, “Remember, loud pipes save lives.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 7A

GMD to get roundabouts next season BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

The Town Commission has chosen roundabouts to be the solution for circumventing Longboat Key’s traffic problems. Although initially opposed to the traffic devices, Commissioner Hal Lenobel experienced a complete turnaround after meeting with an FDOT roundabout manager. “He didn’t waste anytime beating around the bush,” said Lenobel. “He was very straight with me.” The salesmen convinced Lenobel, along with all of the other commissioners, that installing three roundabouts on Gulf of Mexico Drive will improve traffic flow, prevent accidents and add to the beauty of the island. “These devices run circles around the things like stop signs and overpasses,” the FDOT manager told commissioners. During the presentation, commissioners learned that nine out of 10 cars come to a complete stop when they arrive at a roundabout, because the drivers do not know how to navigate it. Because so many cars come to a halt at the roundabouts, pedestrians can cross the street safely. Also, the resulting traffic jam will frighten off motorists thinking of using Gulf of Mexico Drive. This will mean fewer cars on the road in the long run, the commissioners were told. The manager said the Key’s beauty would be enhanced by roundabouts because each will be meticulously landscaped and








The Florida DOT commissioned Longboat architect Bob Rokop to design the roundabouts. decorated. Because drivers are forced to travel slowly through the roundabouts, they will have plenty of time to stop and smell the flowers. The roundabouts will be located at the north end of the Key at the intersection of Gulf of Mexico Drive at Broadway, Bay Isles Parkway and in front of the Country Club Shores neighborhood. Together, the three roundabouts would cost $1,299,000. Commissioners rounded that up to $1,300,000, to be on the safe side. Of course, the town first will hire consultants, Smith & Smith International, to go over the project. That is expected to cost $470,000. An evaluation of the consultant’s work will be

performed by Barney & Sons Engineering, another consultant, at an additional cost of $230,000. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis opposed the plan, calling it “ludicrous and counterproductive.” He argued about it with commissioners at length, to no avail. “Look, we’re not going to go around and around in circles about this, Bruce. We’re doing it and that’s final,” said Mayor John Redgrave. The commission voted 7-0 to install the roundabouts. Construction will start in January 2003, and is expected to last four months. CONTINUED ON PAGE 7A




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Ethna and Chris Lynch, owners of Lynches Landing, have become this year’s official Longboat permit holders for turtle protection on Longboat Key. “We’ve struggled against the turtles for too long,” said Ethna. “Now we have changed our thinking and want nothing more than to help turtles thrive.” In the past, the lights at Lynches Landing have become a focus of turtle protectors, because they believe the lights disorient turtles. The turtles mistake the restaurant’s light for starlight, which they follow instinctively. The Lynches were harassed so much, they started to consider adding turtle soup to their menu. To this day, the lights remain a contentious topic. But this turtle season, as the new turtle watchers for Longboat Key, the Lynches said they plan to conduct turtle monitoring programs a little differently than their predecessors, whom they call “turtle tyrants.” “We believe what you don’t know won’t hurt you,” said Chris. By monitoring turtles as infrequently as possible, the Lynches hope to have fewer turtle deaths and disorientations during their watch than ever before. A spokesman for the Florida Environmental Protection Agency said the Lynches will make the perfect turtle guardians, because they are so familiar with the kinds of problems the turtles face. Ethna said she thinks if all goes well, she and her sister may be tapped to protect turtles again next year. “Unless, of course, they ask how we make the beer green for St. Patrick’s day,” Ethna said with a smile.

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Chris and Ethna Lynch have become Longboat’s official permit holders for turtle CONTINUED ON PAGE 7A watching.


Cops’ Corner The following reports are not actual reports compiled by the Longboat Key Police Department. They are not answered and dealt with by members of the department or referred to others for action.

March 23 12:08 a.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Disturbance. Subject said his neighbor called him names. 9:58 a.m. — 400 block Longboat Club Road. Traffic violation. Subject cited for operating with a suspended license. 1:35 p.m. — 5400 block GMD. Property lost. Subject is missing her fanny pack. 1:42 p.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Public service. Subject swore he did not swear at his neighbor. 4:58 p.m. — 600 block Marbury Lane. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Ticketed. 11:20 p.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Trespassing. Subject said his neighbor shook his fist at him.

March 24 8:21 a.m. — 700 block Longview Drive. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Warned. 9:01 a.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Noise. Subject said his neighbor blasted country music all night long. Subject said he hates country music and his neighbor knows it. 10:03 a.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Public service. Subject said he was forced to play country music all night to drown out his neighbor’s extremely loud television. 7:24 p.m. — 700 block St. Judes Drive. Traffic violation. Subject cited for driving with an expired license. 8:45 p.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Threats. Subject said his neighbor swore at him again. Police advised subject to video tape future incidents to build a civil case against his neighbor. 10:22 p.m. — 4300 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject cited for just putting her seatbelt over her lap without buckling it. Police were not fooled. 11:13 p.m. — 5400 block GMD. Traffic violation.

THURSDAY APRIL 4, 2002 5A Subject cited for operating with a suspended license.

March 25 7:06 a.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Disturbance. Subject said he went to get his morning newspaper and his neighbor videotaped him every step of the way. Police said subject should consider getting a video camera of his own. 7:08 a.m. — New Pass Bridge. Boat violation. Subject cited for waking people with his noisy boat. 9:23 a.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Assault. Subject said his neighbor punched him on the shoulder really hard. Subject said he was forced to slap back. Police could not determine who started the fight, because subject’s video camera had run out of tape before it took place. 11:52 a.m. — 100 block GMD. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Jailed. 3:10 p.m. — 2400 block GMD. Rescue. Police helped get a cat out of a tree. 6:39 p.m. — 500 block St. Judes Drive. Traffic violation. Subject cited for speeding. 11:51 p.m. — 6000 block GMD. Suspicious person. Subject complained that a man drove around his neighborhood slowly and then parked on the side of the road to sit in the dark. Police responded and found the suspicious person to be a police officer.

March 26 7:48 a.m. — 200 block Sands Point Road. Traffic accident. Subject mistook the brake pedal for the gas pedal and did not go forward, so she was rear-ended, causing $4,000 worth of damage. 1:19 p.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Public service. Subject’s neighbor threatened to stick a video camera up subject’s nose. Subject said he videotaped the whole thing. 2:30 p.m. — 5700 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject arrested for having a broken taillight. 4:39 p.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Assault. Subject shoved a video camera up his neighbor’s nose. Arrested. 5:14 p.m. — Longboat Pass Bridge. Traffic violation. Subject in a BMW warned for speeding 89 mph in a 45 mph zone.

March 27 8:03 a.m. — 6200 block GMD. Fishing. Australian subject cited for fishing with TNT. 8:44 a.m. — 4000 block GMD. Public service. Police

stopped for donuts. 9:06 a.m. — 5400 block GMD. Property found. Subject found the contact she lost on the beach in 1996. Police called an ambulance for subject, because, boy, does her back hurt. 11:11 a.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Public service. Subject said his neighbor has glared at him fiercely ever since getting out of jail. Subject asked for a restraining order. 2:56 p.m. — 100 block Broadway. Juvenile nuisance. They’re juveniles. What do you expect? 3:43 p.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Public service. Subject said his neighbor seems to have Tourette’s syndrome. 5:15 p.m. — 6800 block Hughes Street. Larceny. Subject is missing jewelry from her car. 7:16 p.m. — 3400 block GMD. Traffic accident. Subject hit a parked car, causing $1,000 worth of damage.

March 28 12:37 a.m. — 400 block Cutter Lane. Suspicious circumstance. Subject told police two of her neighbors murdered each other in the street. To their relief, police discovered the neighbors had only burned effigies of one another. 8:27 a.m. — 700 block St. Judes Drive. Animal. Police removed a snake from subject’s toilet. 2:50 p.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Pain in the neck. Subject said he finally caught his neighbor swearing on video tape. Police asked subject what he would like them to do about it. 4:21 p.m. — 5400 block GMD. Fraud. Subject paid for a bridge she never received. 4:37 p.m. — 300 block GMD. Property lost. Subject is missing gold necklaces. Police suspect a rapper did it. 2:10 p.m. — 2000 block Harbourside Drive. Repeat watering violation. Shot. 3:42 p.m. — 8000 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject cited for failing to maintain lane and driving off bridge. 7:53 p.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Public service. Subject said he just scored a movie deal with George Lucas and thanked police for helping him launch a successful filmmaking career. 8:20 p.m. — 500 block Cutter Lane. Public notice. Subject said he cannot take it any more and is moving. Police are most grateful. CONTINUED ON PAGE 7A







Our View

Re-vote So. Now we know. As our photo on page 1A shows and the story on page 7A explains, now we know why Longboat Key Town Manager Bruce St. Denis was so hot to pass the reclaimed water bond issue. And why he has packed his bags. As reported in this week’s Longboat Observer, St. Denis shocked town commissioners late last week when he reportedly informed them individually by telephone and e-mail that the engineering firm involved in the town’s reclaimed water campaign was dangling a $500,000-a-year salary and vice presidency of the company’s Bahrain operations in front of St. Denis, according to our sources. He reportedly accepted the offer; he has declined to talk to The Longboat Observer. In turn, St. Denis has given the town notice that his last day was Monday, April 1. Talk about leaving the town in a major lurch. Now what? With no one groomed to be St. Denis’ successor, the Town Commission must think and act fast. Sure, the town has strong department heads in Finance Director Terry Sullivan, Police Chief John Kintz, Fire Chief Julius Halas and Public Works Director Juan Florensa. But to be fair to the town, the commission now faces a lengthy search for St. Denis’ replacement. Finding the right person is a must. Meantime, the vacuum must be filled short term. Here are a few suggestions for interim manager: • David Persson, the town attorney. He has the confidence and respect of the commissioners, town staff and residents. The bow ties would have to go, though. • Former town Commissioner Al Green. He knows everthing. • Former Longboat Key resident Ranier Josenhanss. He would help our circulation. • Or, our newly chosen mayor, John Redgrave, could consider taking charge — with pay, of course. But while commissioners ponder their next move for town manager, the St. Denis news creates a controversy around the recent vote for the reclaimed water bond issue: What were St. Denis’ motivations for passing the measure — water for us or money for himself? A re-vote is in order.

Please, no roundabouts! Roundabouts on Gulf of Mexico Drive (see page 3A) are another cock-eyed government idea. If the Town Commission is serious about devising ways to discourage so many motorists from traveling on Longboat’s main thoroughfare, here are two more ideas to consider: • Speed bumps. The city of Sarasota has placed speed bumps throughout Sarasota to slow traffic. They’ve been extraordinarily effective in making people cuss every time they drive over the stupid bumps. • Toll gates. Longboat Key residents should buy GMD from the state and erect toll gates at each end. Really. Oh, one more thing: April Fools’

Nanny, nanny, boo, boo It’s not nice to gloat. But in this case, we can’t help it. After all the recent accusations about The Longboat Observer being biased, we sought an official ruling. We asked the Washington-based Committee for Fair and Unbiased Reporting for a judgment on whether our coverage of the town’s reclaimed water issue was, in fact, biased, as alleged by some of the town’s commis-

sioners and ex-commissioners. As you can see from the letter we received this week, the esteemed members of this committee have ruled our critics off base. Given the members of the Fair and Unbiased Reporting Committee and their first-hand knowledge and experience with biased reporting, their ruling is all the more comforting.

Shining example

What I learned from Sarasota public schools Editor’s note: Al Neuman was the 2001 valedictorian at the Berta Simpson Senior High School for the Gifted in east Sarasota County. He currently is attending Santa Fe Community College in Starke, where he is majoring in cleptomaniacal psychology. Smoking helps you lose weight — one lung at a time! Today, if you ask a car dealer to let you see something for 10 grand, he’ll show you the door! Al Who says nothing is impossible? Some people do it every day! NEUMAN Prison inmates are treated to cable TV, hot meals and a college education, while on the

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If you were the judge

What did LBK County Commission accomplish? The initial Longboat Key County Commission engaged in a historic session last night, resolving significant issues among a crowded agenda. Mayor Aristotle Aeroflot, retired proctologist, presided at the Town Hall and Cocktail Lounge. All of the commissioners wore their new ebony silk floor-length judicial garments. They angrily denied that they were also used as bath robes. The first meaningful issue on the heavy calendar was consideration of the twin proposals respectively by Manatee and Sarasota counties, each petitioning for a re-vote by Longboat citizens, repealing the mandate for secession from the two neighboring, but not neighborly, counties. Manatee offered assurance that there would be no increase in real estate taxes on Longboat Key for five years. Sarasota trumped that with a more extended proposal by adding five years, for a total of 10 years. After a brief one-sided discussion, Commissioner Narcissus Nullify loudly proclaimed, “Both propositions clearly are offers of bribery. Let it be forever known by all that we will not be bribed — unless the price is right.” The next item on the full calendar was whether toll booths should be erected at both ends of the Key with a $1 charge entry

by “foreigners.” (Longboat Key residents excepted, of course.) All of the commissioners had campaigned successfully on this issue, with the same vigor exhibited for the fixed-span Ringling Bridge in a prior campaign. Anxious to satisfy the public, Commissioner Waldo Whippenpoof, a former psychiatrist, suffering from memory loss, inquired as to when the toll booths would be installed. When told it would take a fortnight, he asked that if overtime were paid, could the time be reduced to two weeks. The puzzled fellow associates ignored the comment, quickly passing the proposal. Police Chief Phineas Piffle, highly esteemed, resplendent in his Armani designed royal blue gold-buttoned uniform with silver and gold braided epaulets, reported the need for an additional police officer. With dramatic expressions of sadness, he reported regretfully, that a crime wave has infested Longboat Key. As proof, he related that three illegal parking tickets were issued in the last week. With praise and confidence in the town’s “finest,” the application was granted without a dissent. Fire Chief Neolither Napalm followed with an appeal for the improvement in the dangerous life of the fire fighters. He stated that their shifts of long hours required them to prepare their own meals, resulting in serious work injuries — ptomaine poisoning


because the employees are required to cook their indigestible repasts. The chief urged that a master chef, the calibre of Cordon Bleu, be employed to supervise and cook the food worthy of the hard pressed fire fighters. Commissioner Quong Quagmire commented, “We must economize. Would a chef from McDonalds be satisfactory?” The chief is to discuss the proposal with his subordinates and report back. Commissioner Ezekiel Eggnog, former jai alai player, introduced his prime campaign plank: “Change the name of Gulf of Mexico Drive. It’s too foreign.” He stressed that only a few, if any, residents come from south of the border. “The name is confusing and misleading,” he said. Rep. Xavier Xerxes, former weightlifting champion, offered this amendment: “Why don’t we consider doing what professional sports team have done. Sell the name like the baseball tzars in St. Petersburg did — Tropicana Field, the juice company, and in Tampa, the football home is Raymond James Stadium, the brokerage outfit.” The motion was discussed at length with approximately an equal number of pros and cons for the proposition. The attraction was the glowing report from the movant that millions of dollars were at stake. Ravel Raconteur, Fulbright scholar dropout, the quiet one on the dais who speaks sparingly with rationed effective words, questioned rhetorically “Do we want our main artery to be named Gulf of Budweiser Drive?” That

quelled the proponents and the sale motion was withdrawn. Citizen Tillie Tinkerbell addressed the commission on the installation of trees and flowers the length of Gulf of Mexico Drive. The long time resident said that she was an octogenarian. The mayor interrupted, “As chief magistrate of this here town, I proclaim that on Longboat Key, all religions are treated equally.” Confused by the remark, Tillie became tongue tied and withdrew. Satisfied that their work was done and with pride that they had discharged their duties well and in the best interests of the town’s citizenry, the chair entertained a motion to adjourn. Granted, the mayor banged his gavel, causing walnut shells to fly in all directions. The commissioners joined the assembled accompanied by the Town Clerk, Lollapalooza Lu, on her harmonica in the singing of the town’s anthem. With all standing erect and with rivulets of tears streaking over their cheeks or with much moisture in the corners of their eyes and all with rapt solemn attention, loud and clear the heartfelt words rang out into the night for all of the world to hear: Don’t let it be forgot That there is a shining spot. Camelot, it is not, Longboat Key is the spot. James Durante, a Longboat Key resident, is a retired member of the New York Bar. ❑


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Former Longboat Observer columnist dies father, the publisher of a small weekly newspaper in the Midwest. On Longboat Key, in addition to writing Claire Breen Russell, 85, died at her Longboat Key home March 31. A resident of her column, Russell was an active member the Key since 1992, Russell began visiting of the St. Mary Star of the Sea Women’s Guild and served as a church lector. At the Key in 1982. In 1983, she began writing a weekly col- Longboat Harbor she served on the condo umn, View of the Bay, in The Longboat association board and was a Harborette. She Observer. Her last column was published was a volunteer at Florida Studio Theatre. Before coming to Longboat Key, Russell was June 24, 1999, when her failing eyesight a resident of Tiskilwa, Ill., and was a columnist made it too difficult to continue. Ralph and Claire Hunter, former publishers for the Main Street Parade for 54 years. Her of the newspaper, said, “Her column was about column was also published in several other everyday happenings of her life on Longboat area weeklies. A number of her poems had been published in The Chicago Tribune. Key and was very popular with our readers.” She was also active in community affairs Russell wrote her first newspaper column more than 60 years ago at the request her in Tiskilwa, serving on the library and BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

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school boards, was president of the Deanery of the Diocese of Peoria, Ill., and taught catechism at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Russell was a graduate of the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill., receiving a bachelor of arts degree in English and journalism. Survivors include a son, Daniel of Villanova, Pa.; two daughters, Paula Hart of Des Moines, Iowa, and Susan Freeman of Minneapolis, Minn.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Rainey of Venice, and Rosemary Real of Stow, Ohio. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Longboat Key. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228. ❑

Claire Breen Russell wrote View of the Bay for The Longboat Observer.

Prowler enters two LBK homes BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Police are advising Longboat Key residents to lock up after a man believed to be armed with a handgun entered two homes in the middle of the night March 29. The man eluded a perimeter formed by three police departments and tracking dogs. Police believe the prowler was making his way up the beach, hunting for unlocked doors. One sighting occurred at Casa Del Mar, 4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive, where a caretaker saw a pistol-wielding black man with a hood or stocking covering his face trying to enter a condo. The caretaker did not report the incident to police until the next morning. The mysterious man was spotted again at the Seapgrape Inn, 5125 Gulf of Mexico Drive, at 3:35 a.m. There, a visitor from Wisconsin awoke face to face with the mys-

tery man, who asked for help because he ran out of gas. The Wisconsin man refused, and the six-foot-tall prowler of about 200 pounds left. Police believe the mystery man next went to 5211 Gulf of Mexico Drive. He walked in through an open sliding-glass door at the back of the home there. The occupants of the house told police the man wore a dark-colored ski cap and carried a flashlight. “Don’t get up, and I won’t shoot you,” the man said to them. The man left without taking anything, police said. And then, he disappeared. Police dogs picked up a scent at the scene, but it did not lead to the prowler, said Capt. Judd Jensen. Police collected evidence at the crime scenes hoping to find fingerprints. But at least one witness said the man wore gloves. If caught, the prowler could face two charges of armed burglary of an occupied dwelling, said Jensen. ❑

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Town briefs Where’s the fire ... men? How many firefighters does it take to buy a fire engine? On Longboat Key, it takes four, apparently. Fire Chief Julius Halas recently left to go to Wisconsin and inspect the new fire engine being built for the town. He brought two deputy chiefs and a lieutenant with him on the four-day trip. The new truck will have advanced life-support capability and a 75-foot long ladder. It is expected to cost the town $517,300. The goal is to have the truck in town in time for a showing at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours meeting, which is being held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the police and fire complex, 5490 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Resident thanks rescuers In thanking her “rescuers,” a Longboat Key resident became somewhat flirtatious. The woman, who suffered several strokes, wrote paramedics a letter to express her gratitude for their help. “My biggest regret is that I’ve never had five handsome men on my bed at one time and been unable to take advantage of it. What a shame!!!!!!” she wrote. Above the statement, she drew a smiley face.

Agenda • There will be a softball brawl between police and firefighters at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive. • The Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at SunTrust, 510 Bay Isles Road. Items on the agenda include a petition for a variance for a dock at 20 Lighthouse Point Drive and a petition for a variance from daylight plane regulations at 3545 Fair Oaks Lane. — Compiled by Shay Sullivan

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Reclaimed water loan receives 6-1 approval BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Worry about pledging the town’s utility money to secure a $2.8 million loan for the design of the reclaimed water system persisted at the April 1 commission meeting. No fooling. Commissioners are concerned because they promised not to spend more money on the project until a list of customers is compiled. “I don’t want to be splitting hairs,” said Town Manager Bruce St. Denis. “I said we wouldn’t spend it. I didn’t say we wouldn’t pledge it.” St. Denis reiterated his argument that the utility fund is just being used as collateral until reclaimed water revenue starts flowing. Commissioner Jim Patterson asked when St. Denis plans to seek agreements with reclaimed water customers. “I don’t know when that will be,” said St. Denis. Agreements with customers cannot be finalized until a contract with the city of Sarasota, which is providing the water, is complete. St. Denis said he must complete that contract first. Then he can create a mechanism for signing up customers. “What is the cost exposure at that point?” asked Patterson. “I don’t know that right now,” said St. Denis. After being pressed for an answer, St. Denis guessed the first two steps would cost $100,000 or less. Commissioner Hal Lenobel said he would like the commission to approve any “draw downs” on the $2.8 million loan. Vice Mayor Ron Johnson asked what Lenobel meant. Lenobel said he wanted to take the onus for making spending decisions off of St. Denis and place it on the commission. “The reality is we’re spending money already,” said St. Denis. He did not know how much has been spent so far on the project. Nor did the town’s finance director, Terry Sullivan, know. Commissioner John Kerwin said he realizes the town must spend money to get the project “off the ground.” But he said it is important that commissioners know how much that will be. There will probably be enough customers to pay for the reclaimed water system, Kerwin said, but if not, “we are liable for that money.” St. Denis said he would research cost estimates and bring them back to the commission. Resident Vince DeLisi said before proceeding the town should at least get a letter of intent from the largest potential reclaimed water user, the Longboat Key Club. St. Denis said he believes that the project will succeed even if the club does not purchase any reclaimed water for the golf courses. That would just mean the town can serve more customers, he said. Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough wondered when the contract with Sarasota will be completed and who is doing the negotiating. St. Denis said most of the talking is between him and the city’s manager. The pace of negotiations depends on Sarasota, he said. The city must conduct another analysis of its water supply before signing an agreement, he said. “It’s a very delicate thing,” said St. Denis. “That’s why I’m very skittish,” said Patterson.

Town Commission talks traffic BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

“It’s unbelievable,” said Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough of the traffic on Gulf of Mexico Drive. Speaking at the April 1 meeting, Whatmough suggested that perhaps a police officer directing traffic could ease the road’s congestion. In March, Longboat Key resident George Rauch had suggested the same thing in a letter to commissioners. Police Chief John Kintz wrote back: “Positioning uniform patrol officers along the route of the traffic congestion would not increase traffic flow but most likely further slow the flow down.” Commissioner Jim Patterson put it to Whatmough more simply: “I bet we’d have the biggest traffic jam you’ve ever seen. Nothing draws cars like cops trying to direct traffic.” Patterson agreed that the traffic on the Key is a problem but said he does not believe it is within the town’s purview to address. Whatmough joked that another alternative would be to leave cars on the drawbridges, so they cannot be raised. Mayor John Redgrave concluded the discussion by saying, “Patience is the one thing you need.” St. Denis said the town is not in a good position to bargain, being the one asking for the favor. Patterson said that is why he is hesitant to spend any more money until negotiations are complete. “If we stop spending money, I don’t know how easy it is to proceed,” said St. Denis. If the city asks the town to do something, the town must research the proposition, St. Denis explained. That costs money. Eventually, after more discussion and some sighs from the audience, the commission voted to approve of seeking the pre-construction loan, by a vote of 6-1. Commissioner Ken Legler voted against the measure. In other business, the Town Commission: • Heard St. Denis promise to discuss a recent article in the Sarasota newspaper about the health risks of reclaimed water at a future meeting. He said the paper made the health risks seem more severe than they really are. Nobody accused that paper of being biased against reclaimed water, however. • Urged St. Denis to go over the state staff’s heads in seeking permits for canal dredging. Because commissioners are concerned that the project is being held up by the permit process, they urged St. Denis to try pressing some political buttons. He said he would “take that direction and do something with it.” • Approved an ordinance that will place a $500 fine on those who cut sea grapes between 3495 and 4011 Gulf of Mexico Drive, which are there to protect turtles. The fine ranges up to $500 per plant, or the violator could face up to 60 days in jail, per plant. “That’ll do it,” said Patterson. The new law is to be enforced by police. ❑

Bridge Tender Coming attractions

(April 8 to April 14) • Construction of bridge segments will continue at the Manatee Pre-cast Yard. So far, 56 of the 480 segments have been cast. • Crews will complete construction of the first pier segment, which is in the shape of the final bridge structure. • Piling crews have begun to install pipe piles for the temporary shoring towers used to support the bridge during erection of the segments.

Traffic impacts • The speed limit in the project area remains 30 mph. No lane closures are anticipated. • There are now numerous nine-foot wide caissons and pipes protruding above the water. Boaters should use extreme caution in the area. It is recommended that boaters travel through the area at idle speed and stay in the main channel.

Gil Waters

The numbered locations show where the supports for the new John Ringling Bridge are. Pier two is the farthest along, and is almost ready to receive bridge segments, which will arrive by barge.





Longboat Key Club observes Passover BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

Amy Drake led the traditional Seder reading in the observance of Passover at the Seder dinner held March 27 at the Harbourside Dining Room at the Longboat Key Club. Passover is celebrated for several days and observes the freeing of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. Approximately 260 persons attended the dinner.

Amy Drake, general manager of the Longboat Key Club, begins the traditional ceremony. Photos by Dora Walters


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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME in maintenance-free Laguna Yacht village, adjacent to Gulf of Mexico Drive. Other lots w/ separate boat docks also available at various price ranges. Open daily. $275,000. 383-7591. #214223

SPECTACULAR SPANISH-MEDITERRANEAN 5BR on mainland waterfront. Inviting private estate features beautiful sunset views from most rooms. Updated kitchen, multiple decks, pool & dock. $1,275,000. Michael James, 724-4034 or Julie Jordan, 923-0598. #216927

GLAMOROUS WATERFRONT SHOWPLACE New 4BR pool home boasts splendid kitchen, family room & sumptuous master suite. This home opens beautifully to sailboat water, dock. $1,599,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447. #215721

ISLAND HOME on wide, sandy beach. Casual elegance w/ a tropical flair personifies this relaxed 4BR home w/ 180 degree Gulf & sunset views. A Sotheby's listing. $3,255,000. Bobbie Banan & Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447. #217493

BEACHHOUSE AT VIZCAYA Enjoy fabulous Gulf views & private terrace w/ swimming pool. This residence functions like a luxurious home w/ attached 2-car garage. $2,575,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447. #217583

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS full bay views from this lovely 4BR home. Fantastic kitchen & lap pool. $1,995,000. Kathleen Ucci, 951-6660 or 3460647. #204414 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT-INSPIRED HOME on quiet cul-de-sac w/ vast water frontage. Fabulously expansive rooms open onto grand lanai w/ tropical landscaping. $1,900,000. Barbara Dumbaugh, 350-3743. #206155

SECLUDED GULF-FRONT ESTATE on almost one beautifully landscaped acre overlooking Gulf. Glorious sunset viewing from this unique & fabulous home. Volume ceilings & open floor plan. $3,975,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0900. #208748

EN PROVENCE - Nearing completion & far exceeding highest expectations. Gulf-front 1st floor unit of over 3,811 sq. ft. w/ 2-car garage. Fabulous courtyard w/ pool. $3,250,000. Marcia Salkin or Paulene Soublis, 376-6121 or 356-0203. #209289

SANDERLING CLUB on Siesta Key's Heron Lagoon. Fabulous, elegant & contemporary home w/ 5,000 sq. ft. + separate guesthouse. Located on almost 1.5 acres. $1,999,999. Janis Collier, 951-6660 or 321-9046. #216677

TROPICAL ISLAND PARADISE in Grand Canal. Exceptional 4BR Siesta Key home includes walls of glass, den, gourmet kitchen, ceramic tile & pool/spa. Two lots & 2 docks. $1,290,000. JoAnn Thorpe, 388-4447 or 349-7583. #215253

CASEY KEY GULF TO BAY on great boating water & wide, sandy beach. New dock & boardwalk to the beach. $1,500,000. Annette & Albert Ayers, 966-8000. #208819 CASEY KEY ESTATES Three one-acre landscaped & gated lots w/ 30 ft. of deeded beach easement & private park. Lot #12, $550,000; Lot #13, $650,000; Lot #14, 525,000. Annette & Albert Ayers, 966-8000 or 966-6440. #209454

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Temple Beth Israel celebrates with Seder BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

More than 250 members of Temple Beth Israel and their guests attended the Erev Passover service March 27, which

was followed by the congregational Seder. Leading the traditional Seder observance was Rabbi Michael Eisenstat. Seder dinner chairman was Alicia LeVine.

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Herbal alternative medicines are potent drugs For thousands of years, mankind has utilized the extracts of leaves, roots, tree bark and plants in order to combat disease and maintain good health. Prior to the mid-1850s, these substances were used for medicinal purposes, almost exclusively. The advent of chemically produced drugs reduced the usage of herbal drugs in the industrialized nations. Then, in the last two decades, their use skyrocketed to enormous proportions. It is estimated that more than 15% of the American population uses some form of herbal supplement. These natural substances are taken for a variety of reasons, from enhancing immunity from disease to the prevention of strokes and heart attacks. The herbal supplement health industry has grown into a multibillion dollar industry and its use has now become worldwide. In Germany, the money spent on herb products exceeds the cost of prescription drugs. Some plants contain medicinal-like properties and are still employed as a primary source of medication in many areas of the world. In certain cases, the medicinal effects of these herbs compare similarly to prescription drugs and may affect various bodily functions. Unfortunately, the medical outcomes are unpredictable due to the lack standardization controls. The herbal supplements marketed in the United States are not tested with the same scientific protocols as prescription drugs and are not subjected to controlled studies by the Food and Drug Administration. In addition, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 allows claims to be made for the use of these herbal products such as, well being, mood enhancement, prevention of heart attacks, blood pressure control and stroke prevention. These assertions are made by the manufacturers or distributors for their products with no

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requirements to report exact drug concentration, purity or adverse affects of the product. In addition, various studies performed with a variety of these herbal supplements have shown them to vary in potency from batch to batch with variation of active ingredients in the amounts from zero to several times the expected concentration. Yet, if people feel the need to take these supplements, their physician should be informed. While it is fortunate that most of these preparations when taken in recommended amounts, cause no harm, there are instances when even small amounts taken before surgery will cause serious side effects and even death. A recent scientific article has identified eight herbs that account for almost 50% of all herbal supplements taken. These are as follows: echenacea, ephedra, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, kava, St. Johns wort and valerian. Because most people who take these herbs do not think of them as drugs or medicine, these substances are generally not reported to their physicians, either during a physical examination or prior to a surgical procedure. According to this article, Echinacea, advertised to activate cellular immunity, may cause allergic reactions and decreased immunosuppresant activity. Users of ephedra as a stimulant, risk cardiac ischemia (reduced blood flow), cardiac arrhythmia and may incur life-threatening situations. Ephedra should not be taken at least 24 hours prior to surgery. Garlic, which would seem to be innocuous, may cause some blood thinning and excessive bleeding following surgery. It is recommended that it be stopped at least seven days before surgery. Ginkgo is similar to garlic in increasing the bleeding time and should be not be taken for least 36 hours prior to a procedure.


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Ginseng has the ability to lower blood pressure and decrease blood-clotting times. In addition, it may produce serious postoperative consequences such as low blood sugar and the risk of increased bleeding. In this case, a seven-day discontinuation period is necessary. Kava, which is taken for anxiety or sedation, increases the sedative effects of anesthesia. The intake of this herb should cease at least 24 hours prior to any surgery. St. John’s Wort, which is usually used for anxiety or depression, affects important liver enzymes and may the affect the concentration of drugs in the blood given during the postoperative period. A five-day rest prior to surgery is usually required. Valerian is an herb that may cause sedation and has the potential to increase anesthetic requirements with chronic use. All of these recommendations must be checked with one’s physician prior to initiation. There are numerous studies of adverse surgical outcomes as a result of unreported herbal use. Therefore, it is most important for all patients to inform their physicians of the taking of herbal substances, in addition to their regular prescribed medications, prior to any surgical procedure. Today, physicians are more knowledgeable about herbs and supplements and generally informed about herbal adverse consequences. This information will assist patients who use herbal supplements through difficult periods and with fewer complications. Dr. Murray Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., is a retired physician. He currently works for the Senior Friendship Centers in Sarasota.

Alzheimer’s patients assisted Colonial Park Club has opened a new, assisted-living residence, The Courtyard at Colonial Park Club, for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders. It is limited to 14 apartments with daily programming designed to enhance the lives of memoryimpaired residents. For additional information, contact the Colonial Park Club at 378-4414.

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Assisted living specifically designed for Alzheimer’s/ Dementia care. The Palm Terrace provides a program designed for the residents with Alzheimer’s or other limited memory disorders. The staffing accommodates the unique needs of each resident. A staff of Licensed Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and a full-time Activities Coordinator make up the support team that provides needed care in a comfortable and attractive environment.


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For Your Convenience: • Medicare assignment accepted • No appointments necessary • Results sent to your local or out-of-the area physician Longboat Key joins DSI Patient Service Centers Sarasota #1 1830 S. Osprey, Suite 101, Sarasota, FL 34239 • 941.373.0819 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Sarasota #2 Pen W. Office Park, #160, 2801 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237 • 941.953.3197 8:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri

A beautiful smile is now accessible to nearly everyone. For example, there are a number of techniques available for tooth whitening. Ask me about the options available for you. Call my office at 7000 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key (383-1776). Office hours: 5 days 8-5 or by appointment. We serve the dental needs of the entire family. P.S. Tooth whitening generally yields results that are one to three shades lighter than before teeth were treated.

We offer monthly and respite rental programs. Our residents enjoy privacy in a quiet intimate setting. We offer private rooms and baths. If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or limited memory disorder, please call to find out more about our Palm Terrace Program, and our monthly Care Giver Support Meetings. 3409 26th Street West, Bradenton, Florida 751-7200 or (800) 231-3802 4042



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Over time, coffee, tea, red wine, and smoke may be absorbed by tooth enamel to darken teeth. Aging also plays a role, as tooth enamel thins and the underlying layer (dentin) slowly darkens. Fortunately, professional dental bleaching provides an effective way to combat these tooth-darkening effects. Inoffice laser bleaching is a technique that utilizes a beam of concentrated light to activate a peroxide bleach applied to the teeth. There may be tooth sensitivity for a day or two afterwards. A second technique, athome bleaching, employs the same whitening agent, which is applied to teeth in a custom-fabricated tray that is worn overnight for two weeks. While this method takes longer than the laser method, it can be just as effective.

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Health Happenings On the Key Stress Seminars — will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 26, at Harmony Health & Healing Inc., 595 Bay Isles Drive. Free. Information, 383-7879. The Education Center — offers health and wellness programs at 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Monday: Immunize Yourself Against Stress, Genes & Genomes, Meditation and Evening Yoga. Tuesday: Some Meaning in Tragedy and Tai Chi. Wednesday: NIA and Medicine 101. Thursday: Tai Chi and Communication And Wellness. Saturday: The Feldenkrais Method. Information,

383-8811 or ••••••• Better Breathing Program — on “Allergies and Sinus” with speaker Hugh Windom, M.D., will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Information, 377-5864.

“Let’s Talk ... About Reducing Your Risk of Colon Cancer!” Seminar — will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Der Dutchman Restaurant. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. Exhibitors will include American Cancer Society, The Wellness Community and Sarasota Memorial

Health Care System. Free. RSVP, 3652585, Ext. 27. Free Lecture — on Oriental and holistic medicine, Feng Shui, Qi Gong, Tai Qi, Ayurvedic medicine and homeopathy will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at East West College of Natural Health. Cynthia O’Donnell, 955-4456. 2002 Serono MS Walk — will be hosted by the Mid-Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Society Saturday, April 6, at The Meadows Community. Registration is at 8 a.m. Walk will start at 9 a.m. Information, 1-800-FIGHT-MS or Better Breathing Program — on “Energy Conservation and Work Simplification Techniques for the pulmonary patient” with speaker Liz Czerniak, occupational therapist, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday,

April 11, at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. Information, 342-8080.

American Diabetes Association Fitness & Wellness Festival 2002 — will be held Saturday, April 13, at G.T. Bray Park. It will follow America’s Walk for Diabetes, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lynn Webb, 1-800-741-3730, or Asthma Family Day — will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Education and Conference Center, 701 Fourth St. S., St. Petersburg. Free. Details, 1-727-892-4188 or 1-800-456-4543, Ext. 4188. Better Breathing Program — with a question and answer session with speaker Michael Seeman, M.D., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Information, 745-7554.

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Sutton Place residents observe anniversary BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

Residents of Sutton Place gathered at the clubhouse on March 24 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the complex. Special guests were four of the original owners, Jan and Lynda Munuez and Rose Horwitz and Bobi Sanderson, who bought condos at Sutton Place in 1972,

the year it was completed. Crome Dollase presented a brief history of the condo and a potluck buffet was served. The condo has 80 units.



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Youngsters of families vacationing at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort had a special visit from the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday. Led by the affable rabbit, the youngsters paraded around the Colony property and returned to the Kidding Around center for an Easter egg hunt. Special prizes were awarded the youngsters finding the gold and silver eggs.

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From the pulpit

‘But Mary stood weeping’ Those touching words are nestled neatly in St. John’s account of the resurrection of Jesus. On that first Easter morning, Mary stood weeping. Who could blame her? Her master was gone. She had witnessed his horrible crucifixion. She had seen him arrested, mocked, ridiculed, made to look like a deranged fool. She had heard the angry mob demand his execution. She had, most likely, watched them place his body in its final resting place. But now, he was gone. Not only had he been taken from her by death, even his remains appeared to be missing. Mary was confused, saddened, disappointed, upset. She stood weeping. What else was there to do? Then, without warning, into Mary’s void stepped one who promptly penetrated her veil of tears. First, there were some simple questions from one she thought was the gardener: “Woman, why are you weeping?” “Whom do you seek?” Not knowing her inquisitor, she made a reasonable request, asking the whereabouts of her crucified Lord’s body.

by the Rev. Eric P. WOGEN

And then, it happened. He called her by name, and she knew him! It was her teacher, her master, her Lord. Jesus was back. He was not dead. He was Alive, with a capital “A.” He was Resurrected, with a king-sized “R.” This was no time for weeping! Something unbelievable had happened. Mary had seen the Lord. He had called her by name. That same risen Lord and savior, who called Mary by name, is the one who calls us by name, too. What a glorious message that is. It’s a message we need to hear when we feel as if we have been wrung out and hung up to dry, deflated by what we’ve gone through and terribly uptight about what looms on the horizon. It’s a message we need to hear when we feel like we’ve been stretched to the emotional breaking point, as if we could weep forever because of what we’ve experienced, totally drained of what it is that keeps us going. It’s a message we need to hear when we stand at an open grave, commending a loved one or friend back to the one who gives all life. The glorious message of the resurrection needs to seep into every crack and crevice of our lives. That message needs to be absorbed, digested, fully assimilated. The message is basic but beautiful. It proclaims that God raised his son, Jesus, from the dead and those who believe in him know a life that lasts forever. With a message like that ringing in our ears, this is no time for weeping. Several years ago, I read something written by Loren

Eisley, the respected anthropologist, that really struck me as a story about new life. Eisely tells an intriguing tale about a person he encountered once while walking along a secluded beach. He called his friend the “star thrower.” He noticed him first at a distance, flinging things into the ocean surf. A closer look revealed that the man was throwing starfish into the sea. The starfish had been washed upon the beach by a strong storm. If left unattended, the starfish were quite helpless, for the most part, doomed to die a slow death on the sand. But, the star thrower offered them a new chance at life by flinging them back to their natural home. Like those beached starfish, we, too, are quite helpless, doomed if left to fend for ourselves. Fortunately for us, a master star thrower has come into our lives. He plucks us from our helplessness. He retrieves us from those living tombs into which we often retreat and offers us life, new life, eternal life. Thanks be to God for this most welcomed and desperately needed star thrower and for what he makes possible in our lives. Let there be no doubt about it. This is no time for weeping! The divine star thrower, the ultimate tear drier lives. Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Eric P. Wogen is pastor of St. Armands Key Lutheran Church.

Yom Hashoah celebrated A community Yom Hashoah service will be hosted by the Temple Emanu-El at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the temple at 151 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota. It will be co-sponsored by the Synagogue Council of Sarasota-Manatee, the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation and the Florida Holocaust Museum.

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Obituaries Albert E. Clow Albert E. Clow, 70, of Longboat Key, died March 28. He was born July 7, 1931, in Boston. He came to Longboat Key in 1994 from Maryland. Clow retired after many years as an instructor at vocational schools. He attended St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. He also was active in the Harbor Beach Club. His survivors include his brother, Robert C. of Weymouth, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at a later date. A graveside service will be private. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg, FL 33742; or to a favorite charity.

Dorothy Icove Krause Dorothy Icove Krause, 77, former resident of Longboat Key, died March 22. She was born in Canton, Ohio. She taught school for more than 25 years in Beachwood and Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She was voted Outstanding Teacher of the Year at Cleveland Heights School in 1982. She was a member of Temple Beth Israel on Longboat Key and a former member of Temple Tiffereth Israel in Cleveland.

Her survivors include her sons, Dr. David J. Icove of Knoxville, Tenn., and Edward Icove of South Euclid, Ohio; and a daughter, Susan Icove Lander of Floyd, Va. Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will be held April 28 in Cleveland. Memorial donations may be made to the Dorothy Icove Krause Memorial Scholarship Fund at Cleveland Heights High School, 13263 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.

Nan Turin Nan Turin of Sarasota died Feb. 28. She was born in New York and came to Sarasota in 1973. She was a court stenographer and an executive assistant. She was a founder and charter member of the Longboat Chapter of Women's ORT, a board member of the Longboat Library and a member of Hadassah and Temple Beth Israel. Her survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and John Wasserman; son, Michael; daughter-inlaw, Phyllis; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238; or to Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228.

Services 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. 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 at 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. 383-1255. 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 all services assisted by Joseph Spinella, cantorial soloist/music director, and on Friday by the Temple Beth Israel Choir. 383-3428. 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. Kenneth Gill will officiate. 383-6491.

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Time Served: January 1939 to January 1945 Honors: Received several. In the service: White was living and working in Albany, N.Y. when he enlisted in1939. “I believed them when they said if I enlisted then I would serve only a year,” says White. But the conflict in Europe heated up. Then came Pearl Harbor. White ended up spending six years in the service. White initially went to Fort Meade, Md. and later to Fort Sam Houston in Texas. He was at the fort when Pearl Harbor was attacked. “Everyone was mobilized and placed on alert,” White remembers. “I spent the next hours atop a bakery with a pseudo mortar made from a stove pipe watching for the enemy.” White conducted infantry training in the states before going overseas in 1943 to Italy. He continued training GIs in Europe and recalls that one base where he trained soldiers was Mussolini’s dairy farm. For about two months, White saw action. With troops needed for the

Pacific, White, along with hundreds of other GIs was aboard a troop ship headed for Japan when the war ended. “We were in the straits of Gibraltar,” he recalls. “We stopped when we got the news, turned the ship around and set off the for the States.” He was discharged in Virginia. Reflecting on his Army experience, White says, “It was good for me. It made a man out of me. I think you could say I grew up.” White returned to Albany where he resumed work with International Harvester and remained with the company for 24 years. That was one of several careers for White. In New York City, he became a male model for advertisements. His “biggest moment” was a two-story tall American Airlines ad displayed at Rockefeller Center. He also was in the construction business in Washington, D.C. When he and his late wife, Gen, moved to Longboat Key in 1978, White became a real estate agent with Michael Saunders, retiring just last year. White enjoys golfing and was elated recently when he made a hole in one. The last one he made was 62 years ago. Terrorism: “It scared the hell out of me,” White admits. “I became concerned about the children who had lost parents in the attack. The bravery of the police and fire men was outstanding. I am pleased with the action we are taking. We’ve gotta get them before they get us.” Patriotism: “I know that I used to put out the flag only on holidays but now I keep it up all the time,” he says. “I think that a lot of people do care about patriotism, but until something happens, they don’t express it.”



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Bird/Lido Key ST ARMANDS $1,995,000 360 oo V iew Sweeping views of downtown Sarasota, 113' Bay front, 3BR/2BA 1945 Vintage home on the property. Excellent 1031 tax exchange or custom build. MLS#216938 LOUISE TESSIER 941-388-3966 BIRD KEY $1,595,000 Custom home on deep water canal with private dock. Four bedrooms, four baths, formal living room kitchen combo. Heated pool. Beautifully furnished. MLS#208692 BRIDGET SPIESS 941-383-6411 LIDO $1,095,000 For the discriminating buyer! Direct Gulf view condo, no expense spared. Marble flooring, granite counters, state-of-the-art sound system, jacuzzi tub, and terrace-sunset views. MLS#207268 AUDREY MARTEN 941-383-6411 PELICAN GARDENS $119,900 Awesome Lido location! Near the beach, this studio apt is nestled in a peaceful, park-like setting. Enjoy community pool, maintenancefree lifestyle & amenities of Lido. MLS#211568 SOLVEIGA SPALVINS 941-388-3966

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SEAPLACE $499,000 360 o V iew Beautiful direct Gulf views from this first floor walkout at Seaplace! Overlook the Gulf while you sip your coffee! Covered parking, completely furnished, tile and carpet. MLS#217186 THE KOY GROUP 941-388-3966


GRAND BAY $3,600,000 Extraordinary views of Bay, Gulf, golf course & city surround you! Over 4300 square feet of luxurious living space inside & over 5300 square feet of terrace outside. Wonderful amenities. MLS#209852 MARTY BENSON 941-383-6411

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $2,299,000 Spectacular Bay and downtown city views from this homesite on the end point of Yawl Lane. 163 Feet of direct Bayfront and 120 feet of canal. Premiere location! MLS#213456 ROGER PETTINGELL 941-383-6411



COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $2,900,000 Protected deep water channel that can accommodate a 50-foot boat & glorious views of Sarasota Bay are combined in this stately fourbedroom plus den home in a premier private location. MLS#216330 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-383-6411

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $2,650,000 Truly remarkable quality, new construction in Country Club Shores. Two-story living room with fireplace & dramatic architectural, circular stairs plus charming kitchen/family room combo. MLS#213734 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-383-6411

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

COREYS LANDING $1,550,000 Perfectly situated Bayfront home with big Bay views & privacy. Meticulous elegance in this garden villa with four bedrooms, including complete guest suite with sitting room. MLS#206405 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-383-6411




COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $2,350,000 Wow! Rarely-available 1.5 lot parcel on the point in Country Club Shores directly on the Bay. One of the few elite lots where you can build an estate home! No need to tear down. MLS#215829 KENT PETERSON 941-383-6411 SABAL COVE $1,699,000 Waterfront masterpiece - almost new: grand living room, soaring ceilings, impressive library, separate elegant dining, grand master suite, fabulous outdoor area, large pool, 3-car garage. MLS#212457 JUDY KEPECZ 941-383-6411 WATER CLUB $1,500,000 Directly on the Gulf walk out to pool and beach from this 2BR/3.5BA spacious Plaza apartment. Features include high ceilings, tile floors and two terraces. MLS#208071 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-383-6411 SABAL COVE $945,000 Lushly landscaped setting for a magnificent, spacious, custom home with many architectural upgrades and large rooms. Caged pool and lanai area. Gracious living for Florida lifestyle MLS#212003 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-383-6411 QUEENS HARBOR $899,000 Country Club living in a 3000 SF, maintenancefree community. Soaring 14' ceilings, floor-toceiling aquarium windows, very open/bright floor plan in a tropical setting. MLS#210943 LINDA & EMMETT WEBER 941-383-6411 MARINA BAY $889,000 Furnished corner apt overlooking Bay, marina in park-like setting. So spacious it feels like a private home. Perfect for boaters to walk right to their slip at adjacent marina. MLS#208944 LINDA & EMMETT WEBER 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

BUTTONWOOD COVE $455,000 Corner penthouse, three-bedroom with views of Gulf & Bay, and your own deepwater boat dock. Amenities include under-building parking, pool, racquet ball/tennis courts, and close beach access. MLS#211168 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411 CLUB LONGBOAT $444,000 Light, bright, open and airy best describes this sunny first floor unit in popular tennis & beach community. Updated & furnished. 8 Har-Tru courts, 2 pools & spa, and friendly people. MLS#215151 JERRY THOMPSON 941-383-6411 FAIRWAY BAY $399,000 Unobstructed, fabulous Bay views in desirable Fairway Bay. Two bedrooms and beautifully, designer decorated and furnished. You must see this condominium, it's gorgeous. MLS#216731 HANNERLE MOORE 941-383-6411

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WATER CLUB $2,795,000 "Arlington" penthouse with direct Gulf views. 3400 square feet of sophisticated design. Gourmet kitchen, Saturnia floors, skylight & prkg garage with second space. MLS#203262 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411

GRAND BAY $589,000 Sunrise over Sarasota Bay! Gorgeous two bedroom, two bath Aruba corner residence with superior upgrades. Custom built-ins, crown moulding, decorative tile, hardwood floor & two parking spaces. MLS#212218 ROGER PETTINGELL 941-383-6411

BAY ISLES $799,000 The best value in The Bayou! Immaculately maintained with twelve to fourteen-foot ceilings, open floor plan, remodeled kitchen with granite counters, wet bar, three bedrooms plus office, large caged pool. MLS#215575 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411

INN ON THE BEACH $199,000 Four-star, prestigious luxury resort atmosphere. Wonderful beach, golf, tennis, restaurants and fitness center! Outstanding rental potential by experienced property management. MLS#209324 THE KOY GROUP 941-388-3966

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

TANGERINE BAY $779,000 Exquisite Bayfront condo shows like a model and lives like a luxurious single-family home. All details and amenities are top-of-the-line. MLS#212582 CHERYL TIMMINS 941-383-6411

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $849,000 Boating enthusiasts, take note of this beautifully remodeled home in the very desirable Country Club Shores boating community with perfect boating water, dock and lift. MLS#209224 HANNERLE MOORE 941-383-6411

LONGBOAT KEY TOWER $669,000 Well-maintained, spacious residence steps to white sandy walking beach and azure blue waters of the Gulf. Spectacular views from every room, sunrise over the Bay to sunsets on Gulf. MLS#215414 GABE BUKY 941-383-6411

DREAM ISLAND $849,000 Deep sailboat water and a delightful Spanishstyle home in a tropical setting with all bathrooms and kitchen upgraded make this a delightful residence for any size family. MLS#213651 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-383-6411 SLEEPY LAGOON PARK $779,000 Custom-built Key West Victorian home. Deep water canal, no bridges to Bay, private boat dock with lift. Four bedrooms, three baths, beautiful wood floors, granite counters, loft and wine cellar! MLS#206582 BRIDGET SPIESS 941-383-6411

LONGBOAT KEY $599,000 Gulf of Mexico Drive - three bedroom, two & one-half bath home with separate boat dock. Large rooms, vaulted ceiling, skylight, neutral colors throughout. Bright, open and airy. MLS#212640 BRIDGET SPIESS 941-383-6411 AQUARIUS $599,000 Location, location! Direct Gulf front with beach views from every room! Entire residence has been updated with tile throughout (including balcony), Corian in kitchen. MLS#216250 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411

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BAYPORT $387,500 Upstairs, end-unit 2BR/2BA garden view with 2 different peeks of the Gulf. Nicely furnished. Tile throughout, bright, airy and open. Larger, sunny deck. Close to beach MLS#217797 LINDA A. PASKOVICH 941-383-6411 HARBOUR OAKS $349,000 Best of all worlds! Feel of a large home & advantages of easy condo life. Light, airy, tray ceilings, private heated pool & patio on third green of Longboat Key Club Golf Course. Four baths. MLS#209154 M - C STEINBERG 941-388-3966 HARBOUR OAKS $334,900 The least expensive 3-bedroom condo on the south end of Longboat Key! Cathedral ceilings, large family room with wood floors, private 2car garage & golf course views! MLS#214747 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411 LONGBOAT HARBOUR TOWER $329,900 This direct Gulf-front condo captures the glorious sea & sunsets. Nicely furnished in upbeat decor. All this is offered in this turnkey furnished Gulf getaway. MLS#216437 BOB & TAUBE LEVITT 941-388-3966 FAIRWAY BAY $316,000 Great unit with lots of space. Berber carpeting, neutral colored tile, very good condition, light and bright. Bonus area on ground level is tiled. Garage accommodates 2 cars. MLS#215763 MAGGIE HICKS 941-383-6411

Mainland RITZ-CARLTON $3,300,000 Downtown Sarasota - Be on top of the world in this private penthouse condominium in the world-renowned Ritz-Carlton and enjoy all the world-class amenities of the hotel. MLS#216200 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-383-6411 RITZ-CARLTON $2,590,000 Fabulous custom, modified Marseilles with many upgrades. Magnificent kitchen with custom cabinets, center island, Sub-zero refrigerator and much more. Luxurious master bath. MLS#217663 JUDY KEPECZ 941-383-6411 ROYAL ST ANDREW $798,500 Magnificent panoramic Bay, Gulf & city views from this unique & luxurious three-bedroom penthouse condo in the heart of downtown! Totally & stunningly renovated in 1998 by Ann Folsom-Smith. MLS#210766 KATHARINE SRUR 941-388-3966 LAKE PARK $415,000 Lovely West of the Trail home with sophisticated charm. New kitchen and baths. Designer touches; bookshelves and shutters throughout house. Quiet end of street. MLS#217643 LOIS BENNETT 941-388-3966

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Patrons, benefactors, staff and fans of the Sarasota Opera gathered together to celebrate a successful season of opera at the 2002 Season Curtain Closer on Monday, March 25. Guests were full of musical enthusiasm for the successful season that received many rave reviews. The dinner held at the Bird Key Yacht Club was chaired by Betsy Hinrichs and Rachele Rivolta, benefiting the Sarasota Opera. The Curtain Closer was a lovely last bow of the Sarasota Opera that definitely hit the high note. Bravo! Gudrun and Jorgen Graugaard with Ruth Hamory

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Event: Orchid Ball Sponsors, Benefactors & Patrons Cocktail Reception Place: Saks Fifth Avenue Date: Sunday, March 24 Hosted by: Saks Fifth Avenue and Sarasota Magazine 1. Al Ordonez and Lorraine Giordano 2. Ed Brickman and Iris Starr




3. Linda Wolfe and Gerri Aaron 4. Sheryl Vieira, Paul Mattison, Charlotte and Dr. Daniel Blacklow and Scotty Hamilton 5. Steve and Laurie Wilbur with Ray Sandhagen 6. Ed Behm and Diana Lager 7. Bob and Claudia Silverman 8. Dr. Meg Lowman, Michael Brown and Susan and Robert Scully 9. Caren Lobo with James and Janet Bausch 10. Elizabeth and Charles Holman

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‘A Night to Remember’ When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 Where: Hyatt Sarasota The event “A Night to Remember,” featuring fine dining, dancing and auctions, promises to be an evening of lasting impressions. An annual benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association, the fund-raising gala is in its ninth appearance this year. All gala proceeds will directly benefit the Alzheimer’s Association local chapter’s programs and services, providing support to individuals and families in Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice. It is estimated that out of 4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, more than 24,000 of them reside in the Greater ManateeSarasota area. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain and results in impaired memory, thinking and behavior. It is the most common cause of dementia. The disease was first described by a German physician Alois Alzheimer in 1907, and at that time it was considered rare. Today, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting 10% of people 65 years old, and nearly 50% of those ages 85 or older, according to the association’s Web site. The evening will be kicked-off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and a martini bar in an elegant setting, which will be

enhanced by orchids and balloons. Dinner, catered in-house, will follow at 7:30 p.m. For the main entrée, guests will have a choice of sea bass or filet tenderloin. Presiding over the auctions this year will be professional auctioneer Jay Bailey. And there is no shortage of what is on this menu — included will be tickets to a number of arts organizations’ events, dinner at The Colony, trip to U.S. Open Tennis Tournament in Flushing, N.Y., a Little Day Spa, two dinners for 50 people at Marina Jack’s and work by artist Stanislas Kostka. As guests, about 300 of them, go about their evening — sipping martinis, socializing, bidding, dining and dancing — they will be entertained by the sounds of the Anthony DeLeon Band. Lighting for the evening will be provided by Affairs in the Air. Like last year, the night is expected to net $150,000. Tickets, $125 for general public and $250 for patrons, are still available. They can be obtained through Janet Hunter at 371-6798. Leigh Patmagrian should be contacted for any other inquiries at 365-8883.

The committee Brothers Daniel Kane and Stanley Kane will once again co-chair this event. Committee members are Myrna Band, Pat Blasiola, James E. Blount Jr., Sally

Behind-the-scene faces of “A Night to Remember” met recently to discuss the details of the event. They are, back row, left, Janet Hunter, Cyndie Woodbury, Sally Buegeleisen, Lee Peterson, board President Tom Conklin, Faye Rosen, Clare Loer, Co-Chair Stanley Kane and Leigh Patmagrian; front row, left, auctioneer Jay Bailey, David Johnson and Andy Starostecki. Buegeleisen, Thomas J. Caruso, Thomas Conklin, Nicolas Drizos, Jo Dvorak, Gerald P. Elden, Ernest Garcia, Jack Graves, Janet and John Hunter, David Johnson, Daniel Kane, Stanley Kane, Doris Kaplan, Deb and Charles Knowles, Joan Langbord, Gloria Lewis, Doris Miller, Joe Miller, Helene Noble, Lee Peterson, Lillian Richman, Mary Ann Robinson, Faye Rosen, Joy Rowe, Norman Segal, Marianne Siegal, Andy Starostecki, Preston Whaley, M.D., Suzanne Wise, Marie Woolley, Charles Woehle, Irvin Zamikoff, Elly Zuch, Clare Loer and Leigh Patmagrian.

The organization The Manatee-Sarasota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The association is a

non-profit charitable organization, whose mission is to provide support and assistance for individuals and families in the community with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. This chapter is one of more than 200 chapters across the United States and has nearly 30 support groups. Its services include the Safe Return program, Helpline (Information Service), Caregiver Training, Advocacy and Community Resource referrals. The chapter’s main office is located in Sarasota at 1230 S. Tuttle Ave. The Manatee County office is located at 4140 20th St. W., Bradenton. And the Venice office is located at 7810 S. Tamiami Trail. For in-depth information about the organization, visit its Web site at ❑


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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: _______________________________________________________




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SCocial ALENDAR April 2002 4 Fashion & Fortune Quarterly, sponsored by Girls Inc., will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Sarasota University Club. Willow506 fashions and Amanda Vincent Studio hairstyles will be featured. Complimentary. Details: 331-1139.

4-7, 21-22 12th Annual Florida Winefest and Auction, benefiting various charities in Manatee and Sarasota counties, will be held at a number of locations. Details: 952-1109,, or Thursday, April 4 Winemakers Dinners, 6:30 p.m., various restaurants (22) and private homes; cost ranges from $100 to $500. Friday, April 5 “No Place Like Home” Winemaker/ Design Luncheon, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Michael’s On East; $60 and $100. The Cheese Course with Heather McPherson, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., JD Ford’s Living Room; $35. Chateau Margaux: 10 Year Vertical with Estate Director Paul Pontallier, 1 p.m., the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota; $185. Castello Banfi’s SummuS tasting with John Mariani, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Mediterraneo; $60. Beaulieu Vineyeards, Beauzeaux component tasting, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Café L’Europe; $40. Gala Black-Tie Dinner and Dance, 6:30 p.m. to midnight, the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota; $300. "Grape-full Stomp," 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Serendipity Racquet Club; $75. Saturday, April 6 Brunch, Charity Auction, Infinite Nibbles and Decadent Desserts, noon to 6 p.m., the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota; $150. Sunday, April 7 Sip & Shop on St. Armands Circle and Jazz Concert, 1 to 4 p.m.; $10. Sunday, April 21 Vintage Classic 5K Run for the Grapes, 7 to 10 a.m., St. Armands Circle/Lido Key; $15 and $18. 12th Annual Vintage Golf Classic, net scramble tournament, 7:45 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, 1 p.m. awards, University Park Country Club; $125. The Vintage Tennis Classic, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Serendipity Racquet Club; $100. Monday, April 22 Hyatt Winemaker Dinner with celebrity chef Paul Minoui and Silver Oak Cellers, 6:30 p.m.; $200.

5 White Gloves & Diamonds at the Ritz, benefiting the Sarasota-Manatee Arch Family




Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight”

Holocaust Education Center of the Florida Holocaust Museum, will be held at noon at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. It is chaired by Alyce Kalin, Heidi Godman and Jane N. Robinson. Tickets are $125. Details: 378-8837 or

Actor Holbrook and humorist Twain remain the perfect teaming after 41 consecutive years together. Every show is different but every one offers vintage Twain performed by a master actor.

Tickets: $40, $38, $36


Christopher Taylor, piano

6 21st Annual Orchid Ball — “Rendezvous in Rio,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. It is chaired by Betty Sandhagen and Margarete Van Antwerpen. Tickets are $200. Details: 366-5731. 10th Anniversary of the ALSO & P-FLAG, Sarasota, will be celebrated at 6 p.m. at The Chelsea Center. It is chaired by Shelley Craig and David Phillips. Tickets are $100. Details: 951-2576.

At Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Center “Taylor should be watched. He may be one of the most impressive young pianists on the horizon today.” — The Washington Post

Tickets: $25 MONDAY AND TUESDAY, APRIL 8 & 9, 8 P.M.

The Odd Couple Starring Barbara Eden and Rita McKenzie Neil Simon has transformed Felix and Oscar of the original four-time Tony-winning classic into Florence and Olive in a new laugh-riot, revised female version.


Tickets: $40, $35, $30

Eric Marder Memorial Luncheon, benefiting the Immune Deficiency Foundation, will be held at 12:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Tickets are $60. Details: 377-4999 or


Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett: A Conversation with Carol Where the Audience Asks the Questions


Comedy queen Burnett looks back on her career in a show featuring clips from her beloved television series, reminiscences of her co-stars, and questions from the audience.

“Cabaret 2002 — On With the Show ... Again,” hosted by the Community Aids Network, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Asolo Theatre. It is chaired by Carolyn Michel, Roberta MacDonald, Pam Morris, Janet Hunter, Renée Sheade, Doug Noppe, Henry Alberico and Patt Lamb. Tickets are $100. Details: 388-1576, FAX 388-3509 or BBQ and Fashions — Guild Style, hosted by the Asolo Theatre Guild, will be held at 4 p.m. in the home of Myra Wahlberg in Sarasota. Tickets are $25. Details: 351-5106

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9 Table Tops Luncheon, benefiting the Guardian Ad Litem Program, will be held at noon at The Chelsea Center. It is chaired by Tish Benatovish. Tickets are $50 and $100. Details: 360-9207 or 951-5775.

10 Community Video Archives Hall of Fame Luncheon, benefiting the Community Video Archives, will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Michael’s On East. It is chaired by Roberta Palmer. Tickets are $50. Details: 365-7052.

11 Art and Wine Series, benefiting the Ringling School of Art & Design, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Selby Gallery at Ringling School. Tickets are $25. Details: 359-7652 or Carrabba’s Italian Grill Charity Luncheon, benefiting All Children’s Hospital Guild of Sarasota, will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 5425 University Parkway. It is chaired by Susan Gregory Dalabakis, Renee Hamad and Patricia Welch. Tickets are $15. Details: 924-6443.

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Mike Cavenaugh, Emily Herring, Josey McCoy and Tony Wichowski as a patrician family in the Tony Award-winning “Ragtime” at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

“Spring Festival”

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Sarasota Ballet of Florida’s upcoming festival is additional proof (in case someone needs any) that springtime and dance go together. The diverse selections range from contemporary to classic dance in a dazzling reprise of the company’s trademark grace, skill and artistry. Offerings include Robert de Warren’s “Hymn to Man,” the pas de deux from “Le Corsaire,” Jim Buckley’s “Lucid Apocalypse” and his latest work “Centaur,” and Adam Schnell’s “Symphony in T,” his most recent choreography also. The festival springs to life from Friday, April 19 through April 22, at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets range from $16 to $59. Call 351-8000.

The last turn-of-the-century in America was a time strikingly similar to today. There were new possibilities, new inventions and headline-grabbing media personalities — at the same time, there was injustice, repression, and groups who sought political change by blowing people up. E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel, “Ragtime,” vividly recaptured that era. Like most truly great stories, it’s proved surprisingly adaptable. Milos Foreman made a fine film out of it in 1981. Its 1995 reincarnation as a Broadway musical (with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens), went on to win four Tony Awards. This muscular, vibrant epic of American innocence lost and regained is coming to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, and continues through Sunday, April 21. Tickets are $40, $48 and $58. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-826-9303.

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That distant noise you hear on the horizon is the approaching sound of troupe called STOMP doing things like kicking cans around or banging on garbage can lids. Usually this kind of behavior is just plain rude, but in the hands of this eight-member modern dance/percussion troupe, everyday objects like brooms, lighters and matchbooks become sophisticated musical instruments. Originating in Brighton, England, STOMP’s act is based on the old British custom of “busking,” in which street performers would go up and down the streets trying to grab people’s attention to draw them in to village fairs. With its intricate rhythm patterns and contemporary choreography, attention is exactly what STOMP has received in the streets of the world. It’s closer now — and will get here at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 through Thursday, April 25, at the Van Wezel. Tickets are $40, $45 and $50. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-826-9303.

Festival of Jewish Films


This fourth annual cinema celebration takes place from Saturday, April 13 through April 15 at The Flanzer Jewish Community Center. The festival will highlight 17 films, exploring the manifestations of Jewish culture around the planet, including such favorites as “Allerd Fishbein’s in Love,” “Kosher” and “Bubbeh Lee & Me.” There will also be a night of Israeli films on Israeli Independence Day. To further explore the issues raised in these films, the festival will offer a variety of seminars, discussion groups and featured speakers — including Joel Samberg, the author of “Reel Jewish,” who will speak on “What Makes a Film Jewish?” Single film tickets are $7; a series pass is $60. Call 378-5568 or go to for a complete schedule and showing times.

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Founded 1952

Al Hixon’s Tuesday Night

Jazz Concert Series Two Sessions! (Same Day, Same Great Players, Different Tunes!) 4:30 & 7:30 Sponsored by Andrew Vac Realty

April 9 - Final Series Concerts! “Bright, Bold & Brass” 4042

Ronnie Drumm - Band Leader & Horns • Paul Mastriani - Piano Al Hixon - Drums • Dave Hubbell - Bass & Tuba Jeff Lego - Trombone • Bob Switzer - Trumpet Special Guest Artist - Lillette Jenkins Wisner Reservations Recommended - 383-2345 Ask for information on upcoming classes & workshops!

“Did “Did You You Do Do Something Something With With Your Your Hair?” Hair?”

I wanted to look younger, but not different.

Mike Cavenaugh, Emily Herring, Josey McCoy and Tony Wichowski as a patrician family in the Tony Award-winning “Ragtime” at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

“Spring Festival”

“Ragtime” redux

Sarasota Ballet of Florida’s upcoming festival is additional proof (in case someone needs any) that springtime and dance go together. The diverse selections range from contemporary to classic dance in a dazzling reprise of the company’s trademark grace, skill and artistry. Offerings include Robert de Warren’s “Hymn to Man,” the pas de deux from “Le Corsaire,” Jim Buckley’s “Lucid Apocalypse” and his latest work “Centaur,” and Adam Schnell’s “Symphony in T,” his most recent choreography also. The festival springs to life from Friday, April 19 through April 22, at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets range from $16 to $59. Call 351-8000.

The last turn-of-the-century in America was a time strikingly similar to today. There were new possibilities, new inventions and headline-grabbing media personalities — at the same time, there was injustice, repression, and groups who sought political change by blowing people up. E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel, “Ragtime,” vividly recaptured that era. Like most truly great stories, it’s proved surprisingly adaptable. Milos Foreman made a fine film out of it in 1981. Its 1995 reincarnation as a Broadway musical (with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens), went on to win four Tony Awards. This muscular, vibrant epic of American innocence lost and regained is coming to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, and continues through Sunday, April 21. Tickets are $40, $48 and $58. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-826-9303.

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Sarasota Ballet’s “Spring Festival” — a new rite of spring whose time has come.

That distant noise you hear on the horizon is the approaching sound of troupe called STOMP doing things like kicking cans around or banging on garbage can lids. Usually this kind of behavior is just plain rude, but in the hands of this eight-member modern dance/percussion troupe, everyday objects like brooms, lighters and matchbooks become sophisticated musical instruments. Originating in Brighton, England, STOMP’s act is based on the old British custom of “busking,” in which street performers would go up and down the streets trying to grab people’s attention to draw them in to village fairs. With its intricate rhythm patterns and contemporary choreography, attention is exactly what STOMP has received in the streets of the world. It’s closer now — and will get here at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 through Thursday, April 25, at the Van Wezel. Tickets are $40, $45 and $50. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-826-9303.

Festival of Jewish Films


This fourth annual cinema celebration takes place from Saturday, April 13 through April 15 at The Flanzer Jewish Community Center. The festival will highlight 17 films, exploring the manifestations of Jewish culture around the planet, including such favorites as “Allerd Fishbein’s in Love,” “Kosher” and “Bubbeh Lee & Me.” There will also be a night of Israeli films on Israeli Independence Day. To further explore the issues raised in these films, the festival will offer a variety of seminars, discussion groups and featured speakers — including Joel Samberg, the author of “Reel Jewish,” who will speak on “What Makes a Film Jewish?” Single film tickets are $7; a series pass is $60. Call 378-5568 or go to for a complete schedule and showing times.

STOMP brings its performance of street-level dance and inventive percussion to the Van Wezel.

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Turnabout is fair play at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts

Artefacts Even artists say goodbye ... Now that spring is sprung, it’s that time of year that our seasonal residents start heading back north — including many area artists. What thoughts are going through their minds right now? Here’s what they had to share: Shirley Dean is a realistic watercolor painter whse subject matter ranges from landscapes to wildlife to people. Island Gallery West exhibits her work. During the season she lives in Bradenton Beach; in the off-season, she resides in Ocean City, Md. She notes, “I’m really just trading one beachfront small town for another. I paint what I see wherever I am — and people demand that. They want to see their surroundings, not something that’s hundreds of miles away. So I’m still painting beach scenes, just different beach scenes. But if I could choose, I’d prefer to paint here because of the quality of pure white Florida light. I think that’s why so many people paint in watercolors here. Up north so many people paint in oils — it’s just too heavy for the brilliant colors here. I switched from oils to watercolors in a very short time when I first came down here. It’s the only way to capture the beauty of the natural environment here — and I wish I could do it all year long.”

BY MARTY FUGATE Arts and Entertainment Writer

The wise, cynical Romans had a saying — “Who guards the guardians?”Another poser they might have considered is — Who judges the judges? That question is soon to be answered at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. That institution normally invites guest jurors, typically artists, to judge shows of work by its members. Exhibition Chairman Judy Kendall recently came up with the idea of creating an exhibition that works the other way around. This time, the members will judge work by the artists who normally judge them. What do the artists themselves think about it? “It’s an interesting idea,” says Kevin Dean, a conceptual artist and the director of the Selby Gallery at Ringling School of Art and Design. “Turnabout is fair play.” “I think it’s a scream,” says artist Laura Avery. “And it’s only fair. We’ve judged them for a year, now they turn around and get to judge us.” She laughs and adds, “We’ll have to be on our best behavior.” Everyone who’s been a judge at juried art shows in the past year was asked to submit three pieces. A Who’s Who of area artists responded — everyone from Richard Capes to Anthony Rice to Herbie Rose — and the variety of work they came up with defies description. There are paintings and mixed media pieces in every shape and size, some

Jane de Jonge is an assemblagist represented by the Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art/Mira Mar Gallery. She divides her time between Longboat Key and Stamford, Conn. She says, “It’s a bittersweet, sad feeling to say goodbye to all this. While I create my assemblages wherever I go, I seem to find so many

Jack Dowd’s flamboyantly purple, screaming yellow, and florescent green “Gay Caballero” — what happens when mamas let their babies grow up to be cowboys. abstract, some stunningly realistic. 3-D work ranges from the starkly geometrical to a flamboyantly purple cowboy created by Jack Dowd. But what happens when the members judge this work remains to be seen. The “Judges Invitational Exhibit” is sponsored by The Norman & Betty Menell Family Foundation and Nancy and Bill

Jones. Members will cast their votes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4. The opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. The reception is free and open to the public and catered by Harry’s Continental Kitchens. The exhibition continues through April 28. Call 383-2345 for more information. ❑

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Elayne Boosler goes to the dogs Compassionate comic comes to Sarasota. BY MARTY FUGATE Arts and Entertainment Writer

Elayne Boosler

Elayne Boosler got her start in the laugh business when her friend Andy Kaufman told her, “You really shouldn’t ever, ever publicly sing again,” and encouraged her to do stand-up comedy instead. Boosler went on to carve out a reputation as one of the nation’s first young, unmarried, dressed-upfor-a-date female comics whose act doesn’t revolve around putting herself down. Since then she’s had seven cable specials and performed in venues, ranging from comedy clubs to Congress to the occasional rodeo. As if that weren’t enough to keep her busy,

she spends much of her spare time helping out animal rescue organizations. She has a particularly soft spot in her heart for dogs — especially the misunderstood boxer. Here’s a little of what she had to share with us: Why did you add a one-woman concert in theaters to your work in comedy clubs? I really wanted to be able to deliver a full evening of entertainment without distractions. That, and I wanted to get off work early enough to be able to get food.

Jane de Jonge more interesting things to use down here. I think it’s because so many retirees sending all their interesting, old things to flea markets where I eventually find them. I find the art scene up there much more cutting-edge and exciting — at the same time it’s much more beautiful here and people are friendlier. It’s really a tradeoff. Up there I have excitement, here I have comfort. I’m grateful to have both.” Doris Paul, whose accent still reveals traces of her native Scotland, works in wood and watercolor and has been exhibited at the Longboat Key Center of the Arts. She lives on Longboat Key and Toronto during the few months when it’s not too cold. “Toronto is a wonderful city. It’s very cosmopolitan — it’s a city of the world, in a way. At the same time its people aren’t always that friendly. Longboat Key is so much more intimate. It has a warmer, small-town way about it — everybody’s so kind and very nice. Something about that seems to draw the art out of me — it’s not just the natural beauty, but the beauty of the people that inspires me. I find I don’t make nearly so much art when I get back to Toronto. I miss the Key terribly — but I suppose that makes it all the more wonderful when I come back again.” — Compiled by Marty Fugate




Elayne Boosler

How did you wind up working with Andy Kaufman? I first met Andy Kaufman when I was working as a waitress and all I thought about was paying the rent. We became great friends, and I stayed friends with him his whole life. He was just so great — he’d help you with rent, food, everything. He was the most fun I ever had — that was kind of the highlight of my life.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7B Do you prefer theaters to clubs? Well, theaters are a pleasant contrast to the typical club environment. There’s no smoking, no distractions, nobody looking for the waitress. But I like working clubs too — they keep you honest. So I go back and forth between working clubs and theaters. How do clubs keep you honest? Well, you always get immediate feedback. You can’t allow yourself any bad habits if you’re performing for people two feet in front of you. And people in clubs aren’t so polite as people in theaters — if it’s funny they let you know it, if they’re not happy they let you know it. You’re open, you’re accessible — and the audience can get in your face. It keeps you pure. It’s very different from theaters where the performer’s working behind an invisible fourth wall.

THE LONGBOAT OBSERVER How did you get involved with animal rescue organizations? About five years ago there was a budget crunch in New York City — the Humane Society shut down three centers. I started helping out on my own by selling merchandise after the show, which I had never done before. Things have only gotten worse since then, especially after 9-11, and I’ve kept it up. Basically, I pay all the artists and silkscreen companies out of my own pocket — every penny from what I sell goes to animal rescue shelters in the local communities where I tour — and I make sure it all goes to animal rescue, not animal concentration camps. The shelters I choose are small enough that even a gift of one or two thousand dollars makes a difference. After the show, I’ll stand around selling T-shirts until the last one is gone.

Do you think either the movie or Zmuda’s biography succeeded in capturing Andy Kaufman? No. Andy was the most humane person I’d ever known. After he died thousands of letters came in — “He gave me 10 dollars” — “He was the greatest guy. I was trying to get a cup of coffee and he gave me a $100 gift certificate.” If all you knew was the movie or the book, you’d never know that side of him existed.

This doesn’t get in the way of your act? No. In fact, I swear it’s made me a better comedian. Before, I might’ve been tempted to think, ‘Aw, what the heck, I’m tired, let’s end it.’ Now every moment has to be great so they’ll buy stuff when my show’s over. It makes me really want to fight.

What was that like performing before Congress? It was the highest I’d ever felt in my life. I never get nervous performing — it’s second nature to me — but I was nervous that night. I thought ‘If I’m bad it’ll haunt me rest of my life.’ — so I overprepared. I spent the entire night before writing and rewriting the show.

Elayne Boosler brings us her heartfelt comedy from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, at McCurdy’s Comedy Theater. Call 925-FUNY for details.

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ence an enthusiasm for the traditions and professional musicians who respected tools of their art. We heard their music in their work and creativity. a videotaped performance by the Florida If you are as intrigued as I am by the String Quartet and were charmed by their musical voices of our youth, don’t miss honest assessments of the success and fail- the concert of their new music being preures of their experiments. It was easy to be caught up in the thrill of hearing one’s music played by professional musicians for the first time and grappling with the realities of audience reactions. When asked what she thought of dissonance, Troutt cheerfully replied, “I love it more and more each day!” What they created isn’t too different than what one might hear from any seasoned composer. Their efforts to explore sound and form in search of their own voices are similar to the journey undertaken by any artist of worth. Far from the distant academics caught up in formulae and mathematics, who reject the concept of music for the listener, and even further from the dilettante who takes pride in his musical illiteracy while squeezing Steve Miles, director ‘New Music, New College’ out drivel on the computer, these young composers are facing their responsibility to engage the listener both sented by the Florida String Quartet at 4 emotionally and cognitively. p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Sainer The model of training represented in Pavilion on the New College campus. this collaboration is cutting edge. “Absorbing the More ‘On the Edge’ music While not all new music will be time-honored tools does not make them absorbed into the musical canon (and it’s a slave to tradition,” too soon to tell what will), some comsays their teacher posers have connected sufficiently with Steve Miles. their audiences to identify them as nomi“Rather, that con- nees. In another “On the Edge” performnection to music tra- ance, Friday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. in dition honors the Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman responsibility that Symphony Center, the musicians of the composers have to Florida West Coast Symphony will prestheir audiences and ent chamber works by Michael gives them a firmer Daugherty, Luciano Berio, James Grant, foundation for their George Crumb, and George Perle. These own musical voice.” voices of recent decades are well worth The collaboration the experience. Another fresh musical experience can with the Florida String Quartet was be heard when Suncoast classical guitarist valuable on many Thomas Koch premieres two composilevels. The students tions for solo guitar at the Church of the dealt with deadlines Redeemer, 4 p.m. Sunday April 7. Koch and time restrictions commissioned “Saraband Variations” by for their composi- world-renowned composer Paul Fetler as tions and experi- well as “Ca’d’Zan” by John King of St. enced a collegial Petersburg, Fla. This is a free concert, ❑ partnership with with a suggested $10 donation. Classical guitarist Thomas Koch with composer Paul Fetler


A scant 25 individuals gathered March 20 in Holley Hall at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center for a presentation on musical composition, featuring two, second-year students at New College. Thomas Patteson and Audrey Troutt have been studying music theory and composition with Associate Professor Steve Miles for a year and a half. This fall, with state funding for New College collaborations with local arts groups, these students began composing for the Florida String Quartet. They first absorbed the musical traditions of progressive historical eras, from the Gregorian chant, to classical forms, to 12-tone rows. They employed these compositional tools in works for string quartet, which they then heard professionally performed. One could not find more intelligent and articulate spokespersons for the value of new music and the wonder of creative expression than in Patteson and Troutt. Speaking insightfully of their own learning process, they shared with the audi-

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Wise men say that history is seen through the eyes of the beholder, who then records it from his own perspective. Joseph K a n o n approaches this fact-based novel through the ambiguities of America’s moral legacy. His vivid, overwhelming, “ThemGood German” is rife with intrigue Books between the Russian and “The Good American German” occupiers. By Joseph Kanon Set in 1945 Henry Holt & Co. p o s t - w a r $26 Berlin, the pro-

tagonist, Jake Giesmar, is sent by Colliers magazine to do a series on the Potsdam Conference, where Stalin, Churchill and Truman decide the fate of Germany. Jake describes shattered Berlin as “destructive madness,” the result of Allied bombings and Russian savagery. Hunger, homelessness and black-market dealings shape the background for a mysterious murder of an American soldier, whose body is found with a great deal of money on his person. In Jake’s last posting to pre-war Germany, he had a love affair with the wife of a rocket scientist, an SS officer who is missing. Jake finds his lover, Lena Brandt, in dire straights, sick and recovering from tragic rape by the Russians and the subsequent death of her two-year-old son. Jack protects her from the Russians, Germans and Americans, all trying to capture her husband, Emil, to put him

to use with his knowledge and expertise of rocketry. No one is innocent in Kanon’s view. The Russian and American corrupt “forgiveness” of the German war criminals to their countries’ agendas are equally immoral. The denazifications are equally so. Anything goes in order to capture the technology within the minds of the German scientists. Kanon’s “good German” seems nonexistent. No one apparently witnessed the deportations, kangaroo courts, even concentration camps. The book leaves you troublingly unable to define the boundaries of guilt and self-righteousness in the response of the Americans and the Russians to the aftermath of the Nazi horrors. Florence Kulick Satter is a member of the Longboat Library, 4445 Bay Isles Rd. Current hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. ❑


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Island Gallery West exhibits broad range of art The Island Gallery West is a unique commercial gallery. It was originally established more than 10 years ago by a small core of artists. The mainly local artists have developed it into a successful artists’ cooperative of 25 to 30 members exhibiting in a wide variety of media. In addition to moderately sized paintings in watercolor, acrylic, pastel, oil, and other lesser-known media, various other types of art are featured as well. Some of these are grind-stone sculpture, ceramics, both decorative and functional, porcelain painting, photography, printmaking, stained glass, painted furniture, beading and quilting.


“Picket Fence” by Graciela Giles

This innovative gallery covers a broad range of arts and crafts with appeal to the average person. Some gallery member is always on hand to answer any questions, or talk about art. It is located at 5368 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. In S. Rush Dean’s uses very precise techniques in his well-executed watercolor entitled “Cortez Sunrise.” This painting is a vista of the long-established A.P. Bell fish house and other local businesses. A high horizon spatial division throws emphasis on the shallow waters of the harbor. Anne Abgott has a detailed, small watercolor of three busy fishermen obviously enjoying their relaxation. There are two fishing poles set, and one of the fishermen is preparing a cast net. Abgott is a serious watercolorist and this scene is quite typical of her work. Cecy Richardson varies her work from the traditional paintings into woodcuts, linoleum prints, etching, and handcolored monotypes. This is a specialized line of artwork not usually seen in a gallery. Leeanne Singletary has an interesting display of pottery. Some of it appears to be well-glazed, perhaps raku pottery. There

is a fairly large size and quite attractive pot that looks like a very full- figured person who has just generously exhaled. It has a lavenderfamily glaze that is very smoothly done. On the whimsical side, there is a large sprawling and “Sun Reflections” by Lee Mears very colorful clay frog that a typewriter. He didn’t say if he edited the can either hang on a wall or lay down. Barbara Orear’s wispy true watercolors manuscript when the cat finished. Graciela Giles has a group of delightful show a masterful control of the medium. I watercolors displayed. All show her expertespecially like her “Coral Garden.” It comise at that difficult medium. The one called bines the wet-and-dry approach to water“Picket Fence” is a lovely colorful and very color with well-done masking or negative well designed picture. It was just alive with painting mainly in the background. positive and negative painting techniques. In the increasingly popular form of comGiles has a woods scene that also incorpoputer art called “giclee,” artwork can be rates a very loose style of watercolor. It you scanned or photographed on a digital camlike loose or freely painted watercolor, it is era and entered into the computer. It can well worth the trip to see her artwork. then be creatively adjusted and then Artist Lee Mears has branched out into reprinted out on a special color printer. many different techniques. Her subject matTammy Jo Berk’s artwork uses the increaster ranges from realism to abstract, and from ingly popular process of in her artwork. She has prints of fish and birds in her display. simple to complex. Her “Sun Reflections” There is one fish picture of a “Crumpy.” bridges the gap between those extremes. I could not decide on a locale for the painting (I’ve never heard of that species of fish.) Richard Stewart is an environmental because it seems to have mountains situated photographer. I liked the picture of a very on a lake or maybe the ocean. This gallery is sleepy looking raccoon on a log. Richard just loaded with delightful artwork by tal❑ also has a cute picture of a cat trying to use ented, local artists.




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Longboat Key Center for the Arts — its “Florence Putterman Exhibition of New Monotypes” continues through April 9. Its “Judges Invitational Exhibit” opens from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and continues through April 28. Call 383-2345 for details. Anna Maria Island Art League — “Fresh Stuff.” This exhibit of new work by ARTarget artist Liz Epstein proves April is the coolest month ... for art. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5. This stays on target through April 30. Call 778-2099. Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island — “Artists-in-Waiting.” An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 5; this continues through April 30. Ginny Eitman will demonstrate mixed media art from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. 778-6694. Wyland Gallery — “Azure Waters and Tropical Dreams.” This exhibit and artist’s reception features Dan Mackin and his tranquil tropic visions. This takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6; and from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Call 388-5331. Selby Gallery at Ringling School of Art and Design — “Best of Ringling Student Exhibition.” This features work from the sophomore through senior classes in all six majors. It opens from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, and continues through April 23. Call 359-7563. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens — “Selby Nature Printers

Exhibit.” This exhibit of fine art celebrating our rare earth runs from Wednesday, April 10, through Friday, April 12. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. 366-5731.

Gold Fish Galleries — showcasing the astonishingly realistic scenes and still lives of Venezuelan artist Margarita Deleuze. This exhibit opens from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and continues through April 15. Call 366-0088. Art League of Manatee County — featuring “New Horizons,” a juried all-media exhibition, and “Under the Influence,” a fiber arts invitational. These combined exhibits continue through April 29. Call 746-2862. Art Center Sarasota — “Spring Members Show” and “Bela Kalman: botanical works.” These exhibitions will hold a joint opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6; both continue through April 27. Call 365-2032. Cobblestone Gallery & Tea Room — “Miniatures, Miniatures, Miniatures.” This show proves good art comes in small packages. It opens from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, and continues through April. Call 954-4494 for the whole picture. The John Carl Spa & Salon — featuring the mixed-media magic of Katya de Luisa through April. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Call 3308000. Unitarian Universalist Church — “Inner Reflections.” Work by D’Lee Ringling pursues the eternal feminine and essentially human. This opens from 12 to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, and continues through May 19. Call 371-4974.

ongoing Chasen Galleries — “Figures from around the World.” This exhibit of work by Pino, Oleg Zhivetin, Hessam, Holland Berkley, Jurgen Gorg, Tomasz Rut and Fressinier continues through May 1. 366-4278.

Omar Chacon’s “Untitled Painting III, (Molly's Circus)” at Selby Gallery at Ringling School of Art and Design

Sonnet Gallery — “Polo.” This joint traveling exhibit of equestrian art features paintings by Weston LeMonte and sculpture by Afghanistan’s Prince Zaland Sherzad and continues through April 30. 955-6443. Wallace Fine Art — “Reflections of a Russian Summer” reflects on work by nine master painters from Moscow’s Surikov Institute through April 12. Call 387-0746. Island Gallery West — holding its “Spring Fling” through May. 778-6648.


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The Gallery — “Outsider Art” showcases work by artists from the Fountain House of New York through April 18. Call 955-6443. Blue House Gallery — “Visual Diaries” features work by Jean Blackburn, Linda Molton and Susanna Spann; it remains unlocked through April 13. 366-0211. Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island — Mary Ann Carrillo and Carol Weirich are April’s featured artists. 778-6694. Beverly Fleming Gallery — “Creative Expressions in Photography.” Kevin Boldenow captures the beauty of old Florida in striking black and white infrared photography through April 18. 365-8683. The Palm Avenue Gallery — featuring Kurt Larisch’s surreal visions of modern man dwarfed by impersonal technocracy through April 30. 953-5757. Galleria Silecchia — featuring an exhibition of exquisite, blown-glass art by Japanese glass Hiroshi Yamano and original pieces by Columbian surrealist Homero Aguilar through April 30. Work by Russian artist Yuri Gorbachev (first cousin to Mikhail) and Danish artist Ulla Darni will also be on display. 365-7414. Corbino Galleries — featuring recent acquisitions by Jon Corbino. Work by Oscar

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La Musica’s festival of international chamber music takes place from Sunday, April 7, through April 21. Upcoming highlights in this musical smorgasbord include a performance of an original composition by Dick Hyman, the renowned jazz pianist famous for scoring Woody Allen’s films. Hyman bends the idioms of jazz and classical music in this piece premiering from 8:15 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. The concert includes performances of Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor, K478, and Brahm’s Sextet in G major, and takes place at the Sarasota Opera House. Tickets are $30. Fionnuala Hunt will give a preconcert lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 8; Dick Hyman will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Mildred Sainer Pavilion at USF/New College. Call 366-8450 for tickets and information.

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Plum Door Gallery — “Alice in Wonderland.” The Rev. Dodgson’s world comes to life in sculpture by Dave Kellum and landscapes by Patricia Gawle. The gallery remains down the rabbit hole through April 17. 362-0960. John and Mable Ringling Museum — “Images from the World Between: The Circus in Twentieth-Century American Art” and “Jon Corbino: Circus Paintings in Sarasota Collections.” The circus is in town through May 12. 359-5758. The Art Studio of Colleen Cassidy-Berns — offering an ongoing exhibit of one-of-a-kind, original hand-painted furniture by CassidyBerns. 924-1200. Copperleaf Studio & Gallery — “Simple Pleasures.” This exhibit of Tom Post’s oil paintings continues through April. Anne Flynn’s colorful abstracts and Cathleen Shaw’s stained glass JANUS panels are also on display. 586-5323.

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Burns Square First Friday Art Walk — this stroll through the venues of historic South Pineapple happens from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5. Call 954-0533. Village of the Arts First Friday Art Walk — stroll Bradenton’s charming little art colony from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5. 12th Annual Winefest & Auction — experience our civilization’s finest vintage through April 7 at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Call 952-1109. “On the Edge” — this edgy festival celebrates new works from local arts organizations from April 10 through 14. For events, locations and full details, see our current Season in this issue, visit, or call the Sarasota County Arts Council at 365-5118.


Florida West Coast Symphony — Leif Bjaland conducts and guest pianist Garrick Ohlsson performs at this “Masterworks” concert of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 2., at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Neel Auditorium and 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Van Wezel. Call 9533434. Selby Gardens — a capella vocal ensembles A Tempo and Florida voices will sing from 1 to 3

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Christopher Taylor — this winner of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition performs at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Holley Hall. Tickets are $25. This performance is part of the Van Wezel’s “Traveling Stage” series. Call 9533368 or 1-800-826-9303. Thomas Koch — the noted area classical guitarist will perform two original Baroque compositions by Paul Fetler and John King, at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Church of the Redeemer. The concert is free with a suggested $10 donation. Call 362-2991. Gloria Musicae — performing Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, along with work by Brahms, Palestrina and others, at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at St. Boniface Church. Tickets are $17 for adults, $10 for students. Call 351-8000 for ticket reservations. Call 954-4223. Munchtime Musicale — The Riverview High School Madrigal Chorus will be featured at the season’s concluding session at 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center. Call 925-7811. 7th Annual Sarasota Choir Festival — combined choirs create a celebration of choral music at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Grace Baptist Church. Call 379-9662. Manatee Community College — presenting

Bobby Mercer’s rousing “100 years of American Music” at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Tickets are $16 and $18 at the door; the MCC Wind Ensemble performs a variety of selections American and otherwise at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Neel Auditorium. Tickets are $5; $3 for students. Call 752-5252. Longboat Key Center for the Arts — “Bright, Bold & Brass.” This jazz series concert takes place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Call 383-2345. Sarasota Concert Band — presenting a gathering of area performing groups and individual artists for its production of “The Sarasota Story” at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Van Wezel. The Florida West Coast Symphony, The Sarasota Ballet of Florida and The Asolo Conservatory are only a few of the participants in this depiction of a century of artistic heritage in everything from music to visual arts or

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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.



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


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. BLACKBOARD BISTRO Chalk up new Blackboard Bistro’s Winner, says Rodney Crouther of the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Jan. 18, 2002. Located just a mile south of Stickney Point in South Sarasota, Blackboard Bistro features spectacularly fresh, simple cooking from its frequently changing blackboard menu. Cozy, candle-lit bistro room. Thoughtfully selected wines. So hop in the car. It’s well worth the trip. For reservations call 923-4511. All major credit cards accepted. 7252 S. Tamiami Trail (Coral Cove Mall), Sarasota. 1 mile south of Stickney Point Rd. 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.



A&E April 5, through Sunday, April 7. Call 925-FUNY.


Asolo Conservatory — “The Way of the World.” Congreve’s classic comedy of manners opens 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, and runs through April 28. Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388. Theatre Works — “Tru.” Mark Baker’s one-man depiction of Truman Capote continues through April 7. Call 952-9170. Venice Little Theatre — “Smoke on the Mountain” runs through April 21. Call 488-1115. Golden Apple Dinner Theatre — “Grease” is again the word through May 5. Call 366-5454. Florida Studio Theatre — “Two Pianos, Four Hands” continues through April 6; “Naked by the River,” the hip romantic comedy and centerpiece of the Sarasota Festival of New Plays, opens Thursday, April 9, and continues through June 1. Call 366-9000. Florida Studio Theatre Cabaret Club — “Laughing Matters.” This evening of song and sketch comedy skewering today’s politics and pop culture pokes the funny bone through May 18. 366-9000. Art Center Sarasota — “The Baseball Plays.” This rehearsed reading of work by Sarasota playwright Jack Gilhooley premiers at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, with reprise performances at 2 and 7 pm Sunday, April 7. 365-2032. Van Wezel — Hal Holbrook reincarnates America’s greatest satirist in “Mark Twain Tonight” at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5. Tickets are $40, $38 and $36; Barbara Eden and Rita McKenzie put a feminine spin on Neil Simon’s classic about a neat freak and a terminal slob in “The Odd Couple,” at 8 p.m. Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9. Tickets are $45, $35 and $30. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-826-9303.

just for fun

McCurdy’s Comedy Theater — presenting the world according to the compassionately hip Elayne Boosler, from Friday,

Sarasota Sailor Circus — the “greatest little show on earth” runs through April 6 at Sarasota High School. 361-6350. Van Wezel — Carol Burnett, our reigning queen of comedy, looks back in laughter at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10. Tickets are $75, $60 and $55. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-8269303. “The Civil War in Story and Song” — why reenact the Battle Between the States when performers Bill Schustik and Bobby Funk will do it for you? This all blue and gray revue takes place at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Venice Little Theatre. Call 488-1115.


Circle Books — hosting children’s author Kathleen Dahlquist, at 1 p.m. Friday, April 5; Theresa Foley, author of the Florida mystery novel “Cetacea,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6; Sarasota resident Dr. Casey Blood, a quantum physicist and the author of “Science, Sense and Soul,” an exploration of the scientific and philosophical parameters of the mind-spirit connection, at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6; David Amram, composer and author of the upbeat personal memoir “Offbeat: collaborating with Kerouac,” at 2 p.m. Monday, April 8. Call 388-2850. Sarasota News & Books — hosting Bradenton resident Morgan Stinemetz, author of the “Bubba Whartz Stories” celebrating the lowbrow side of boating, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5. Call 365-6332. Palm Literary Society — hosting Leslie Glass, author of “Tracking Time,” at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, at Michael’s on East. Call 957-3660 for reservations.

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. The Friends of the Island Branch Library — now offering origami classes (taught by expert Judy Pruitt) at 10:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month. 778-6341. South Manatee Branch Library — drawing classes for beginning and advanced students ages 10 to 17. 755-3892. Sarasota School of Glass — continuing classes in fusing, stained glass, beadmaking, glass-blowing and more. 955-3839. The Art Studio of Colleen Cassidy-Berns — watercolor classes. Ongoing and new 6-week sessions for all levels taught by Cassidy-Berns. 924-1200. ❑

Sarasota Film Society’s Burns Court Cinema — “Iris,” fea-

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tures Judi Dench as the towering British author; “Lantana” shows a detective and a psychiatrist trying to get to the bottom of a crime, one through clues, the other through the psyche; “Monsoon Wedding” is a stormy blend of comedy and drama at a marriage ceremony in New Delhi; “Kissing Jessica Stein” is a smart, same-sex romantic comedy that manages to be funny, not merely politically correct and clichéd. For complete schedule and times call 955-FILM.

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Someone’s in the kitchen with Dora

Wedding cakes are Pat Buck’s special talent Pat Buck always smiles when she is in the kitchen because she says, “I am always having a good time. I love to cook.” And she loves to cook everything, but seafood is a particular favorite because Buck has lived all her life on the water — at Groton Long Point in Connecticut and on Longboat Key. Her home here on the Key overlooks the Intracoastal waterway and Sarasota Bay. Buck has this advice for seafood, however. “The fish must be fresh,” she says. “When shopping for fish, always ask to smell it. If it smells fishy, it isn’t fresh.” with Buck also has a special talent in the kitchen that is not as well known. She bakes and decorates wedding cakes. For her daughter Kristen’s wedding she made a six-tier carrot cake with basket weave frosting. She also did the triple-chocolate, three-tier groom’s cake. The most unusual wedding cake she has made was a three-tier cake, with each layer a different flavor — carrot, ladybird white and chocolate. She passes this tip along for icing a cake: “Freeze the cake before icing it. It is


Dora Walters

Laboratory test tubes serve as a handy spice rack for Pat Buck.

easier to ice and you do get better results.” Buck has another suggestion for cooks. “If I am preparing pork or chicken, I always soak it in milk before cooking — a half hour or half a day,” she says. “It doesn’t matter. Just add milk to cover and place in the refrigerator. It makes it very tender and moist.” While Buck has a large collection of cookbooks and is an avid cookbook reader, she really likes to experiment. Her husband, John, loves to eat and will frequently bring back a dish he has enjoyed and ask Buck to duplicate it. One of those dishes is what Buck calls Peanut Pasta Chicken, now one of their favorites. “I really had to work at it and tried several times but finally got it,” she says. The Bucks are snowbirds and return to Connecticut in the summer. They initially bought a home in 1977 and vacationed here. In 1985 they bought another residence and have been here 10 years. While on the Key, Buck is an active member of the Longboat Key Garden Club. A talented seamstress, Buck spends a lot of her leisure time sewing for her two grandchildren. ❑

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Youths volunteer at airport

Seniors, 62 and older, get $1 off the $9 admission to the Sarasota Jungle Gardens every Friday for the rest of 2002. Sarasota Jungle Gardens, located at 3701 Bayshore Road in Sarasota, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Christmas Day. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $6 for children ages 3 to 12. Information, 355-1112 or

The Youth Ambassador program, which assists the traveling public, might be just the thing for high-schoolers who enjoy meeting new people. It offers an opportunity to interact with people by volunteering at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport information booths. High school students can earn community service hours towards college scholarship requirements. Pam, 359-5200, Ext. 220.

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Next time you’re boating on the Bay, cruise on in to our 12-slip boat dock! By land, or by sea, discover one of Longboat Key’s hidden treasures, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant. Fresh catches and specials daily. On the deck or in our Old Florida style dining room, you’ll find a favorite spot for superb seafood and good times.

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Dining out

Don Giovanni serves in a relaxing setting Looking for a pleasant place to dine out — where the atmosphere is charming, the food good, the parking plentiful and you don’t have to leave the Key? The answer is Café Don Giovanni, a new restaurant located in The Plaza, 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive. You will have to watch carefully, because you can easily miss it. A sign at the entrance to the plaza lists Café Don Giovanni, but the restaurant is located about 300 feet into the shopping center. There is a large parking area adjacent to the


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restaurant. Stepping into the restaurant chances are you will be greeted by owner Dominico Padula, himself. The interior is a serene setting with lacy curtains on the high windows, flowers in earthenware vases on the tables and an overall feeling of casual comfort. It’s the perfect place to sit and relax for breakfast, lunch or dinner. To be truthful, I have sampled items from all three menus. The blueberry pancakes and the spinach omelet are breakfast items I have found very enjoyable. A stack of three plump pancakes bursting with berries really looked great; they tasted even better. Sometimes the filling in an omelet is represented by only a trace of the ingredient. Not so with this spinach omelet; it was plump with fresh spinach. It was served with small, well-seasoned potato chunks. Other choices are Eggs Benedict, corned beef hash, French toast or for smaller appetites, bagels and cereals. Lunch can be as light or as hearty as you desire. Caesar, spinach and house salads are available with a choice of dressings. Grilled chicken, shrimp or steak can be added. The sandwich list has something for everyone and all are nicely dressed. Fresh herbs season the grilled chicken; tomato, lettuce and mozzarella cheese are added. The Rustic Italian sandwich has a selection of Italian meats and cheeses — salami, mortadella, capicolla and provolone cheese, and, of course, lettuce and tomato. I have tried the Panino Rustica and found it quite good. Served open-faced, the dense Italian bread is covered with grilled eggplant and zucchini, topped with thick slices of melted mozzarella and tomato. With the hearty slices of

Friday and Saturday Nathan Page, Jazz Piano

Don Giovanni’s interior is a serene setting with lacy curtains on the high windows, flowers in earthenware vases on the tables and an overall feeling of casual comfort. bread, I would have liked a bit more sauce from the vegetable sauté to soak into the bread. I have also enjoyed the spinach salad. Made with fresh tender leaves, it includes lots of sliced mushrooms and is topped with grated Parmesan The dressing is mild and com-

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Reservations 779-2444 • Catering 779-9625

Barbara and Paul are the new owners of


...our Menu.

We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you for years to come.

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Monday - Saturday 8 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.

• Salmon • Grouper • Snapper • Sea Bass • Flounder • Haddock • Tuna • Swordfish • Ipswich Clams and more!

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Early Bird Menu 11:30 to 5:30 Daily

Sunday 8 A.M. - 2 P.M

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner We will be closing Sat. April 6th at 2 P.M. for a private party

23 Ave. of the Flowers

Barnacle Bill’s Seafood locations: 5050 North Trail • 355-7700 Main, Downtown • 365-6800 Webber & Beneva • 923-5800

(behind Publix)

Longboat Key


dinner closed monday only CRESPELLE Thin Italian style crepe, seasoned with scallions and filled with poached salmon and lump crabmeat in a light but creamy vinaigrette, crowned with a tomato dill sauce.


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Dinner Selections Include Mandarin and Cantonese Specials & Combos

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Café Don Giovanni

If you know

Sushi Like we know Sushi...

5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 383-0013 Cuisine: Italian Recommendation: Any of the pastas, veal scallopine, any of the homemade soups and the pancakes. Prices: Breakfast, $1.95 to $8.95 for steak and eggs; lunch, sandwiches, $6.95 to $8.95; pastas, $7.95 to $9.95; salads, $2.95 to $8.95; dinner, $9.95 to $19.95

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several chicken and seafood entrées, as well. Dining with a friend one evening, I selected the Salmon al Verde; her choice was the Scaloppine al Limone. I seldom order veal, but after her first bite, my friend said, “Excellent.” The veal was sautéed in white wine and topped with a lemon-butter sauce. My salmon was also sautéed in white wine with artichokes, mushrooms and capers. It was a tasty combination of bland ingredients with a decidedly sharp, salty one. Quite flavorful, the salmon flaked easily and the sauce was an excellent complement. I liked the personal attention Padula gave us when he checked to see if our orders were to our liking. I did overhear a diner at an adjacent table request a substitution and additional sauce and Padula answered, “No problem.” It is apparent he wants to assure his diners are satisfied. Quite satisfied with dinner, we decided on more coffee and cool spumone for desserts, although we could have had cheesecake, tiramisu or a cannoli. We did linger a bit, because we were truly enjoying the quiet cozy setting. However, should you prefer to dine at home, most menu items are available for takeout. ❑

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plements the spinach. If you are really hungry or in a pasta-loading mood, the lunch menu has three very tasty pastas: spaghetti with meatballs in sauce; ravioli, either cheese or meat filled in a unusual marinara and cream sauce; and the Penne Don Giovanni, which is my favorite. The penne is combined with sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, chicken and a touch of fresh cream. Perhaps it is the combination of ingredients or maybe the spices, whichever it is, the result is a savory, smooth taste treat. The portions are all generous. The soups at Café Don Giovanni are homemade and definitely reflect it. One would expect the minestrone soup to be excellent at an Italian restaurant, but I was pleasantly surprised with the soup of the day, cream of potato. Smooth and creamy with a mild flavor, this soup was incredibly soothing. The dinner menu is quite extensive. Appetizer choices include caprese, a fresh mozzarella cheese with fresh tomato, basil and oil, as well as smoked salmon served with cream cheese and toasted bread. In addition to the pastas included on the lunch menu, there are several others. Meat entrées include beef, lamb and veal with


for steak or lamb chops. Hours: Open daily Monday through Saturday, breakfast, 8 a. m. to 11 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dinner, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dinner, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Service: Good. Credit Cards: Major cards.

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With their coaches behind them, the egg hunters line up for the 10:30 a.m. starting gun.

Bayfront Park Recreation Center Director Mark Litwhiler explains the rules of engagement.

March Madness

Easter Bunny Shay Sullivan, city editor of The Longboat Observer, referees the mad dash for the eggs. Photos by Dora Walters

BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor Excitement filled the air Easter Sunday morning as about 200 youngsters of all ages awaited the arrival of the Easter Bunny at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center. The eager youngsters came prepared with baskets, pails and bags, which they hoped to fill with the colorful eggs they could see hiding in the grass. When the Easter Bunny lowered his paw, signaling the start of the hunt, the youngsters hopped across the field. Moms and dads spotted for the toddlers; older kids were on their own. Mark Litwhiler, director of the Rec Center, had bags of goodies for all the egg hunters — and nobody went home empty-handed. Many of they youngsters lingered after the hunt to enjoy the playground. For the under-4 hunters, moms and dads make it a team effort.

Lindsay Henderson showed up with pink ears and pink cheeks.




Easter Bunnies Emma Henger

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Hanna Zeinstra, above, checks out her loot after the Easter egg hunt Sunday at the Longboat Key Bayfront Recreation Center. At left, Juliana Hinkle.

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Eight Bayfront Units & three Townhomes on quaint Anna Maria Island. Set in a tropical garden half a block from Gulf of Mexico beaches. Views all the way to Sarasota. Private dock & boat slips. Deepwater anchorage directly off the Intracoastal Waterway. 20 ft.+ Great Rooms, 2 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Lap pool & spa. Custom finishes. From $750,000 300 Bay Drive South • Bradenton Beach, FL. 34217 • 941-544-4178 •




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ITZ ARLTON - The creme de la creme of downtown Sarasota! One-of-a-kind, custom 15th floor residence with many upgrades. Custom cherry cabinets, Sub-Zero refrigerator, 3 bedrooms plus large den, more open floor plan, all bisque porcelain fixtures, breathtaking view of the bay and marina. Extra parking and storage. $2,590,000. BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

The Bird Key Yacht Club social committee held its first meeting to plan events for the coming year. A large committee is needed because weekly events are scheduled. Front row, from

left, Peggy Stewart, Jane Hayden, Sally Kessler, Francie Jones, Erlane Tait, Nan Doery and Cathy Goshorn; second row, from left, Mary George Smith, Kathleen Powell, Beth Bloechl, Co-Chairmen Bill and Sue Jacobs, John Halak, Ann Brownell, Charleen Sessions and Jean

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off of living room. 2 bedrooms, his and her closets and baths, window in kitchen, designer furnishings, fabulous views of downtown, bay golf course and gulf. $1,725,000.



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. $3,250,000.

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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.

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Clifton Place - HISTORIC 1813 PLANTATION FOR SALE on 1,100 acres with four miles of frontage on scenic Richland Creek in Pulaski, Tennessee: 45 minutes south of Nashville and less than 45 minutes north of Huntsville, Alabama. CLIFTON PLACE is an elegant 13-room Antebellum Mansion, renovated to include all the modern comforts. Features Include: • Entry Foyer with Wide Open Staircase, Wainscoting, Fireplace, Antique Crystal Chandelier and White Ash Floor with Square Nails • Living Room with Fireplace, Wainscoting and Door Opening to Porch • Greatroom with Fireplace and Wainscotting • Kitchen with Fireplace, Built-In Grill, Double Ovens, Garbage Disposal and Trash compactor • Breakfast Room with Floorto-Ceiling China Cabinets • Master Bedroom with Fireplace, Wainscotting, Deep Moldings and Cherry Floor • Three Additional Bedrooms each with Fireplace • Florida Room with Tile, 12’ Ceiling and Wrap-around Windows • Gameroom • Basement with Fireplace and Original Brick Floor • Custom Draperies -Chandeliers -Silk Wallpaper • Intricate Molding • Storm Windows Throughout • 2,500 Sq. Feet of Covered Porches • Veranda • Portico • 5-Zone Heating/Air Conditioning. On The Property: • 2B/2B Guest Cottage with Kitchenette • Manager's House • 5-Car Garage • Carriage House • Cook's House • Brick Smoke/Ice House • 2 Brick Slave Houses • 2 Barns • 2 Silos • Machine Shop • Dog Kennels • Automatic Entry Gates • Japanese Gardens with Mature Trees • Custom Outdoor Landscaping • Pastures and Fields Fenced & CrossFenced • 8 Spring-fed Trophy Bass Lakes • Stacked Tennessee Stone Walls • Private Game Refuge with Deer, Quail, Turkey, Geese & Ducks. OR




into almost an acre with spectacular views of the Gulf, Big Pass, South Lido, the bayou and sunsets. $1,995,000.

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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. $3,700,000.


AYFRONT - 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.



ABAL OVE – Waterfront masterpiece! 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. Filipino shell tile and granite cabana in outdoor living area complement the large, heated pool. 3 car garage. $1,699,000.

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North beach home sells for $3.8 million A 12-year-old, Gulf-front home with five bedrooms and 4.5 baths has been sold for a north-beach record of $3.8 million. The home, located at 6131 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Lot 3 in the Sleepy Lagoon subdivision, was sold by John Kane-Hartnett and his wife, Betsy, of 1405 Westbrook Drive, Sarasota, as co-trustees of the Betsy Kane-Hartnett Qualified Residential Trust, to Larry Greenspon. The sale price reflects the rising realty values for north beachfront properties. Last year three northKey beach homes were sold for an average $1,688,533. The first purchase this year was for $1,710,000, now comes the $3.8 million sale to raise the 2002 average to $2,755,000.

Shores for $1,995,000 from Sylvia P. and Saul Becker of Atlanta. The Sarasota Bayfront home was originally built in 1963, a year after the 420-lot Country Club Shores was opened by developer Ed Markman. He had purchased the bayside property to develop Country Club Shores from Arvida Corp., after Arthur Vining Davis’ Arvida realty company chose to develop Bird Key instead of the Longboat bayside tract. There were three more transactions in Country Club Shores, all in Unit 5, during the second week in March. In the largest, Solita and James C. Tay from Peoria, Ill., paid $995,000 for the three-bedroom and three-bath home with swimming pool at 541 Wedge Lane. Sellers were Linda F. and Donald J. Kolbus of the northwest Chicago suburb of Huntley, Ill. The house was built in 1970 and last sold for $600,000 in August of 1997. The 21-year-old, three-bedroom and twobath home with swimming pool at 580


Country Club Shores Gary A. Roberts of Bamboo Development Inc., 7093 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, bought the three-bedroom and four-bath home with swimming pool at 596 Outrigger Lane in the Third Unit of Country Club

Chipping Lane was purchased for $818,800 by Robert Kruger Gault Jr. and Shannon Bolser, co-trustees of the Gault Family Trust, Orlando. They bought the home from Magic Food Consulting Corp., a British Virgin Island registered firm, represented by Marcus Hartmann, P.O.A., of Zurich, Switzerland. This property last sold for $575,800 in July 1997. In the lone non-waterfront transaction in the Fifth Unit of Country Club Shores, Barbara S. and Siegfried H. Grabosch of Germantown, Wis., sold their two-bedroom and two-bath, home at 1180 Bogey Lane to Roslyn and Aaron Finegold from Garden City, N.Y., for $370,000. The 35-year-old home last sold for $151,000 in November 1992. The first nine sales in Country Club Shores averaged $861,778.

Sunset Beach Bonney W. and Leonard S. Libman from Brewster, Mass., paid $505,800 to Solent Inc., 1858 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, for their apartment 2202 in Building 2 at the 65-unit Sunset Beach, 2105 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

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Over at the 232-unit Colony Beach & Tennis Club, 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Helen T. and Paul D. Braun from Mequon, Wis., sold their Unit 107-N to Barbara and

Jay Rosovsky of Dunwoody, Ga., for $123,500. Because an earlier sale at the Colony was a penthouse for $337,400, this sale brought the average for the two sales this year so far to $230,950.

Longboat Harbour Towers Robin and Rodney D. Davis of Hartville, Ohio, sold their Unit 207 in the 73-unit Longboat Harbour Towers, 4401 Gulf of Mexico Drive, to KRKR Enterprises, L.L.C., Lincoln, Neb., for $470,000. This was the second sale at Longboat Harbour Towers so far this year, the earlier one going for $395,000.

Spanish Main Jane C. and Lloyd Sidwell from Houston, Texas, purchased Unit 149 at 596 N. Spanish Drive at the 212-unit Spanish Main Yacht Club in the 5700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive, for $290,000, They bought the two-bedroom and two-bath home from Barbara A. and Richard C. Johann of 350 Firehouse Court and Greenwich, Conn. Thus, the first two sales this year at Spanish Main have averaged $248,500. The 33-year-old, two-bedroom and onebath home at 580 Linley St., in the northend Village has been sold by Lee St. John of Punta Gorda to Stella R. and Christopher P. Shinn for $275,000. It is the fifth property sold in the Longbeach subdivi-

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The five-bedroom, 4.5-bath home at 6131 Gulf of Mexico Drive sold for a north-beach record of $3.8 million. sion so far in 2002 for an average price of $391,300.

Harbour Oaks II Katherine J. and Alfred T. Romanoski, 1664 Waldemere St., Sarasota, bought the three-bedroom and two-bath home at 2350 Harbour Oaks Drive in Harbour Oak II from Janice W. Dannenberg of Black Mountain, N.C., for $360,000. One other Harbour Oaks home sold earlier this year for $425,000.

Inn on Beach Maureen and Robert J. Alexander joined with Judith G. and Joseph A. Czechowski of Chatham, N.J., to sell their Unit 3204 at Inn on the Beach (Resort at Longboat Key Club) to Thomas E. Brown Jr., from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., for $300,000. Four Inn on the Beach apartments have been sold since Jan. 1, averaging $534,000 each.

Moorings Marina Longboat Key Marina Associates, owneroperators of the popular, 274-slip Longboat Key Moorings Marina, sold slip R-14 near the entrance to the marina to Marsam Investments Inc., 3030 Grand Bay Blvd., for $225,000. This brought the average price up for sale of 15 regular size slips this year to $195,307 compared to last year’s average $186,167 for 60 sales.

Boathouse There was also one boat berth sale at the 194-unit Boathouse on Longboat Key, 410 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Ingrid L. and Gerald J. Brielmaier, 455 Longboat Club Road, purchased berth 1217 from Barbara and George Wald, 310 Putter Lane, for $25,000. This was under the $33,667 average for the first sales at Boathouse this year.

Bird Key The 33-year-old, two-bedroom and twobath home at 614 Wild Turkey Lane was sold by Fred M. Arenson of Rockville, Md.,

to Joan Engelbach, South Palm Ave., Sarasota, for $370,000. This marked the eighth sale on Bird Key this year, the average price of which has been a hefty $1,218,125, due in part to the recent $3,075,000 and $1,875,000 sales.

Lido Beach William R. Osborn, 6312 Ravenwood Way, Sarasota, purchased Unit 208 at Lido Beach Club from Patricia MacDonald Garrod, of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, for $329,000. This compares to the $384,415 average their last year for 13 sales.

Coon Key Back in 1965 when the condominium craze was in its infancy, a Boston native came up from Miami to build one of the first condos in Sarasota. His name was I. Z. Mann and that first local project was the 187-unit Sarasota Harbour Apartments on Coon Key aside the John Ringling causeway. In the intervening 37 years Sarasota Harbour has continued it popularity, providing affordable apartment living for permanent and winter residents. And like all area properties the value of the apartments have escalated through the years, The two most recent transactions, both at Sarasota Harbour East Apartments, are typical: Lola F. and Charles S. Laubheim, 7979 S. Tamiami Trail sold their Apartment 37 at the Exeter House to Theodore C. Merritt, 769 John Ringling Blvd., for $165,000. And, Frank M. Ripberger Jr., 777 John Ringling Blvd., bought his condominium No. 35 in the Gladstone House from Mary Jean Streeter Flamini of Germantown, Md., for $150,000. Four Sarasota Harbour Apartments have been sold since the first of the year for an average $160,500. Kent Chetlain is a veteran Florida journalist and historian, a former Manatee County commissioner and a holder of a Florida real estate license. He has chronicled real estate activity in this area since 1957. ❑


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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. •Direct Bayfront with Dock & Hoist! An exquisite 3-5 BR residence surrounded by magnificent, native, exotic plantings. Rare White Pelicans, Blue Herons, Frolicking Dolphins and Manatees become your neighbors in their own natural habitat. All the while, pristine distant city lights mesmerize you without the noise of the hustle and bustle. Creating one’s own private paradise, beginning with a true 25-yard lap pool, spa & deeded beach access has never been easier!....$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. •Estate-Like Grandeur in a Gated Community! Brand new 4BR+den/5.5BA, 5369 sq. ft. home w/wet bar, future wine cellar, media/theatre room, family room, gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite, Sub Zero ref., & double Ascot Dishwashers, $ 70K worth of stone floors, 2 fireplaces, glass ceramic tile, side entry 3 car garage, colossal pool, spa & deck area back to a home site of several acres with fabulous trees & privacy!.........................................$1,299,000. •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. •Downtown - Direct Bay Front! Bay views from every room, 2BR/2BA, 1729 square feet, newer appliances, 2 balconies & white ceramic tile floors! In a guard gated building with 2 tennis courts and boat docks available. Close to nearly every cultural event in the city!............................................$439,000. •Bay & Gulf Views - Direct Bayfront! The best priced potential 2BR/2BA downtown residence w/fresh carpet and paint available. In a guard-gated building w/2 pools, 2 tennis courts and boat docks available! Close to shopping, the banks, the restaurants, the Ritz & the Van Wezel..................$399,000. •Lot w/Deep Water Dock! In a new gated waterfront community of just over 6 acres with only 10 homesites. A tremendous opportunity to be part of a distinctive neighborhood on Little Sarasota Bay. Assigned dock will accommodate a boat up to 35 feet!.............................................$249,000.

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Marketplace Robb & Stucky inducted as charter member in ARTS Hall of Fame In an announcement made by The Dallas Market Center and Accessories Resource Team Inc. (ARTS), Robb & Stucky CEO Clive Lubner was notified that Robb & Stucky has been named one of only five charter inductees into the newlyformed ARTS Hall of Fame. By vote of the ARTS Award Committee, charter members were required to have received the ARTS Award for outstanding accessory merchandising five or more times since the award’s inception 13 years ago. Robb & Stucky has taken the honor six times. The ARTS Hall of Fame premier will be celebrated at the 14th annual ARTS Awards Gala on Jan. 18, 2003. The celebration will take place during the Dallas Super Market, the preeminent annual accessories market event.

Taylor Woodrow announces record sales Taylor Woodrow’s North American operations concluded 2001 with record revenues of $880 million representing the

sale of 2,532 homes and lots. In Florida, Taylor Woodrow replaced several projects nearing completion with three new master-planned communities: Vasari in Bonita Springs, Waterchase in Tampa and the 2,300acre Mirasol community in Palm Beach Gardens, which features 36-holes of golf and the national headquarters of the Golf Digest teaching schools. Taylor Woodrow has been developing and building lifestyle communities and luxury homes in North America for more than 65 years. Headquartered in Sarasota, current operations include more than 50 active developments located throughout Florida, California, Texas and Ontario, Canada. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Taylor Woodrow plc, a London based, publicly traded real estate group founded in 1921.

LBK businessman opens Golf Etc. Bobby Hardy of Hardy Services Inc./Longboat Key Maintenance, along with his partners, Gary Wasser and Sharon and Bill O’Connor have opened Golf Etc. Bradenton, a complete golf pro shop. The store is managed by O’Connor and is decorated in a comfortably warm look trimmed in rough cedar. Hardy said, as in the same manner as Longboat Key

Maintenance, he will make customer service his top priority. Golf Etc. features custom built clubs, pro-line clubs and accessories, club repair and unique golf gifts. The latest technology in club fitting — such as the True-Temper Shaft Lab and the Golf Achiever Swing Analyzer/Launch Monitor — is also available. Golf Etc. is located at 3442 53rd Ave. W., Bradenton, in the Market Place West Shopping Center and is open seven days a week.

Kerkering, Barberio & Co. and Smith Faist, Roberts & Co. merge Richard E. Goble, CPA, managing shareholder of Kerkering, Barberio & Co., P.A., certified public accountants, and Shirley Irons Faist, CPA, managing shareholder of Smith, Faist, Roberts & Co., P.A., certified public accountants, announced the merger of the two firms under the name of Kerkering, Barberio & Co., P.A., CPAs. In addition, they announced that Faist has joined Kerkering, Barberio & Co. as a shareholder. Kerkering, Barberio & Co. has been and remains the largest independent accounting firm in Southwest Florida and with the addition of the new firm, now serves its clients from a total of four offices located in Sarasota, Manatee County and Venice.

Butterfly Garden Center opens Flutterby Gardens of Manatee Inc., a butterfly farm and garden center, announced the opening of its Butterfly Garden Center at 30902 Taylor Grade Road, Duette, Fla. Flutterby Gardens specializes in butterfly releases and has an outstanding selection of butterfly attracting plants, both host and nectar. Garden design, consultation, installation and maintenance services are offered, as well as a full line of butterfly gifts and educational products such as butterfly rearing cages.

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LISTINGS Homesites ◆ 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.

◆Harbour Oaks... 2000 sq. ft. treehouse! 3BR/2 BA, w/extended family room, eat-in kitchen, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, 2 car gar. $334,900. ◆ 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.

◆ Coral Cove... Waterfront opportunity in Coral Cove! Build your dream home on large lot, on sailboat water w/ direct access to the bay. $499,000.

◆ Inn on the Beach... Club suite with lush, unobstructed views. 2001 Gross Revenue of $41,225.50. Gulf front, 4 star luxury resort. Excellent rental history! $209,000.

◆ 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.

◆ 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.

Condominiums ◆ L’Ambiance... 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. ◆ 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 Penthouse! Former ! N I D N E P E AL feet of living area. model with 3,050 $2,195,000. Ssquare ◆ 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 beach views from every room! Updated with tile throughout, corian kitchen. $599,000. ◆ Buttonwood Cove... Corner penthouse! 3BR w/views of gulf & bay! Including deep-water dock. $455,000.


Residential Homes

◆ 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! $950,000. ◆ 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. ◆ Emerald Point South...Brand new and ready to move in! Gorgeous Amethyst model behind the Longboat Key Clubs Harbour section gates in 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. ◆ 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.

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


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The Edwin Watts Golf store on Bee Ridge Road has been a fixture in Sarasota for 20 years and now the company has doubled its presence in the city with the opening of a second store at 6230 Lake Osprey Drive in north Sarasota. The tremendous residential growth in north Sarasota, along with the opening of a half dozen new golf courses in the past three years, prompted owners Jack and Joyce Vollenweider to open a second Edwin Watts Golf location. The new 10,000 square foot store is twice as large as the first store, and features many of the amenities associated with Edwin Watts Golf shops, including a hitting area and indoor putting green. Custom fitting capability is just one of the many expert services offered at the Lake Osprey store. Open for less than a month, the new store is the 50th store in the Edwin Watts Golf portfolio, with locations in 10 states from Texas to Massachusetts.

Real estate reports RE/MAX Properties — Tracy Seider with RE/MAX Properties has achieved the Platinum Club Award for 2001. The Platinum Club Award is given to the highest producing RE/MAX sales associates. This award level is among the most elite in the industry. In addition, Seider was awarded the prestigious Hall of Fame Award. Seider has been a broker in the real estate industry since 1981. She is a consistent multi-million dollar producer. She is active in the community serving on the boards of New College Library Association, the Sarasota Association of Realtors, the Siesta Key Kiwanis Club and the Sarasota Ballet. Michael Saunders & Company — Laura Bowers joined MSC Title as a title examiner. In response to customer request, the company has recently added the in-house title service. MSC Title is underwritten by First American Title Insurance Company, which is one of the largest title companies in the nation. With years of success in handling complex closing transactions, Bowers has extensive experience and knowledge in expediting title searches and solving title issues efficiently. Also, Keely Crosby has joined the Bradenton office, specializing in residential golf course property sales, including her own neighborhood of Creekwood. Crosby has been a Bradenton resident for two years and is originally from Montana. Valerie Hietala has also joined the Bradenton office, specializing in residential and waterfront property sales in the Holmes Beach area. Hietala has been a resident of Holmes Beach since 1996 and enjoyed living in Bavaria as a military wife for four years. She speaks and writes fluently in German. She is an active member of the Longboat Key Arts Center. Tom Wagner has joined the Palmer Ranch office, specializing in residential golf course and waterfront property sales. Wagner lives and works in Southbay, and as an avid fisherman, he is highly familiar with the waterfront lifestyle, properties and waterways of the Nokomis and Venice area.

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(above the Columbia Restaurant) Year Established: 1982 Type of store: International hair fashion. Most expensive item: $68 Least costly item: $38 Owners: Horst and Colette Boesch Favorite book: “Sous Le Casque D’Alexandre” is Colette’s favorite book. The title is French for “Under the Care of Alexandre,” who is a stylist from Paris. Favorite movie: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” What you like best about this area: “The friendly people,” replies Horst. What you like least: “Hurricanes,” answers Horst. If you could reincarnate, what would you be: Colette would come back as herself and move to Sarasota sooner in life. — Compiled by Shay Sullivan

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RESIDENTIAL HOMES 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. BIRDKEY 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. LONGBOAT HOME ON DEEP WATER CANAL - $1,650,000. - Dramatic 40’ great room, volume ceilings, elevator, exercise room, sound system, decorator finishes and protected boating. 4000 sq. ft. LARGE FAMILY HOME AT THE BEACH! $1,150,000. Key West style home with exciting floor plan. Multiple decks for viewing. This lovely home has never been lived in. THE ULTIMATE IN SEASIDE LIVING! $1,150,000. Gorgeous model at Conrad Beach w/generous master suite, large open plan, viewing deck, gourmet kitchen. Just steps to the beach. DAZZLING COURTYARD HOME W/BAY VIEWS - $1,195,000. - Spacious and bright single family home w/guest house. Very, very private. Lushly landscaped. Customized and 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 paved driveway. NICE!

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Les Ciseaux owner Horst Boesch, right, oversees the work of stylist Dawn R. Tafesse.

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383-9253 PELICAN HARBOUR Direct Gulf Front... Rarely available spacious 3B/3B only 9 units in complex. This condo has it all! Tennis, pool, garage and boat dock on the bay. Awesome views from every room. REDUCED TO $699,000

SUNSET BEACH Wow! What a Beauty!... Gulf views from every room. 3BR with den, 3 lanais, designer decorated and furnished. $975,000

VEINTE Magnificent Gulf Views... First floor walk down.Two master suites. Only 20 units. On site mgr., pool, tennis, under bldg parking. PENDING $599,000



Directly on Manatee River... Charming home with awesome unobstructed river views. Deep lot with great landscape. PENDING $1,290,000

2BR GULF-FRONT CONDO “Behind the Gates”... Awesome panoramic Gulf & Bay views.......$559,000 Direct GULF FRONT Lot............. SOLD $2,650,000


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FEATURED PROPERTY OF THE WEEK BAYOU SOUND 3BR/3BA Key West style home on a large corner lot, large pool and turnkey furnished. Needs some TLC. In a neighborhood of $700,000+ homes, it’s unbelievably priced at $380,000 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. 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. POSSIBILITIES ABOUND in this spacious 3BR pool home on Anna Maria Island. 200’ on canal with no bridges to bay. Offered at $525,000. CONTRACT PENDING PRICE REDUCED $399,900, $369,900. KEY WEST-STYLE triplex on Anna Maria Island offers abundant space for addition or garage. Walk to Gulf of Mexico, shops & restaurants. 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. 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. Chairman’s Circle

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CONDOMINIUM HOMES DESIGNER PERFECTION ON THE BEACH! $1,895,000. - 9th floor Waterclub unit with gorgeous gulf and bay views. SUPER WATER CLUB OFFERING! $1,299,000. - Lowest price in this new, gorgeous beachfront condo. 3BR/4.5BA. Sunset views and 3 balconies. Annual lease available. LUXURIATE ON LIDO! - $979,500. - 3BR/3BA condominium home in L’Elegance. Views of both gulf and bay. Corner unit w/generous wraparound balconies. EXQUISITE CONDOMINIUM HOME ON THE BEACH - $629,000. - Wraparound terraces for ultimate viewing pleasures. Bay, City, Gulf and Garden views. Turnkey furnished 2BR unit at the Promenade. Concierge, tennis, pool and more! SIESTA KEY TOWNHOME W/BOAT DOCK $624,900. - Sparkling 3BR/3.5BA + loft w/ water views, dock w/lift, volume ceilings. Open plan. BOATERS DELIGHT - $535,000. - Longboat Key townhome that’s sophisticated and hi-tech, Saturnia marble floors, new baths and kitchen, fireplace, boat dock for 46’ boat & TK furnished. SUNSET BEACH WITH SPARKLING VIEWS! $519,000. - Updated, tiled and turnkey furnished unit in immaculate condition.Great Gulf Views! BEACH FRONT BUILDING AT INN ON THE BEACH - $310,000. - Club suite with direct gulf views. Recently refurbished. Great income producer.

VACANT LOT LONGBOAT KEY ESTATE SIZE PARCEL $1,999,000. - 2.5 acres. Can subdivide into 4 separate parcels. What an opportunity! ask for annette Bus. (941) 387-0800 Eve. (941) 387-0900 (800) 209-0330 e-mail:

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TOP 1% IN FLORIDA LONGBOAT KEY Private estate with 180-degree, sweeping views of Sarasota Bay. Serenity and style in each living area of this fabulous 4400 sq. ft. home........$3,250,000.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Truly quality custom home with views to the bay. 4/5 bedroom home for gracious island living....$2,650,000.

GRAND BAY Stunning Antigua plan. Beautifully furnished 3 bedroom home with sweeping views of the Bay, skyline and golf course! Many upgrades........$1,499,000. The ultimate private corner in the newest Grand Bay building. Panoramic vistas of the bay, marina and preserve. Wrap around glass terraces.$1,149,000. Exquisite Biscayne with tiled floor, wooden shutters & decorater detailed for a move-in resort home. Condo Complex has all the amenities..........$1,100,000.


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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Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key — meets for a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. Information, 383-5050. Rotary Club of Longboat Key — meets at 12:15 Fridays for lunch at Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort. Cost is $10. Marilyn Bezner, 387-0706, or Marge/Pete Cypher, 475-4805. Toot Your Own Horn — a Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce event, will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Hungry Fox Restaurant, St. Armands Circle. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for guests. Information, 387-9519. Annual Mass and Installation of Officers — will be held by the Ladies Guild of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Charming home with interesting elevation, architectural detailing and superb finishes. Private dock on deep water canal and advanced outdoor lighting........$1,695,000.


at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Plaza Restaurant. RSVP with Anne Kelley, 383-8724, Clara McGonigle, 383-0210, or Ann Ramond, 792-2334.

The Education Center — offers health and wellness programs at 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Spring term includes Yoga, Bridge, Movie Classics, Meditation, Creative Jewelry Making, John Keats, Tai Chi, The Book Club, Creative Writing, Masterpieces of The National Gallery, Washington D.C., Watercolor, NIA, Fishing, The Feldenkrais Method and Japanese Art History. Details, 383-8811 or CPR, AED, Fire Extinguisher Classes — are offered to residents, condos and businesses of Longboat Key by the Longboat Key Fire/Rescue. Free. Call 316-1944 for schedule. Twilight with the Turtles — an overnight program for kids to learn about turtles will be held at Mote Marine Laboratory. Ages 7 to 9, Friday, April 5. Ages 10 to 12, Saturday, April 6. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Details, 388-4441. “Guts and Grace” NIA Workshop — will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at The Education Center. NIA is a holistic fitness program that draws from modern and ethnic dance, yoga and the martial arts. The workshop will be presented by Kelly Linder, a certified NIA instructor. Cost is $30

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LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS The perfect setting for sunrises & sunsets with gulf to bay views in the “Grand Dame” of buildings behind the gates of the LBKClub!...................$629,000.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Longboat Key Gulf front property. P&L statement available or consider this as a building opportunity..............................$1,995,000.


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THE MEADOWS Executive estate on 1.2 wooded acres. 3 car gar., caged pool, quiet cul-de-sac. Charming area for children, golf and tennis community...$929,900.

VIZCAYA The ultimate! Perfectly decorated and appointed penthouse condo. Maximized views in an elegant enclave of only 31 residences. 2 car garage.....$2,999,900.

WESTON POINTE Magnificent comm. boat docks with direct Gulf & Bay access. Only 15 homes designed by Evans Group. Beautifully TKF w/private pool setting..$1,399,000.


of 3.08 Acres with breathtaking views priRock Mountain & Chimney Top in a tloca is that ity mun com al vate residenti s. hier Cas n ntow dow of s ed within 2 mile abl-est wel t, quie a of Enjoy the benefits es lished neighborhood that encourag mon com , tion greenspace preserva 0 areas and mountain living. $425,00

Old world grandeur with timeless grace. World class residences. All the finest amenities in lovely never occupied modified Monte Carlo.......$1,399,000.

SABAL COVE Lushly landscaped setting for a magnificent, spacious custom home with many architectural upgrades and large rooms. Caged pool and lanai........$945,000.

COREY’S LANDING Bay front home with views and privacy. Meticulous elegance in garden villa, 4BR with guest suite, private balcony on the 2nd floor. Furn.... ..$1,550,000.

LONGBEACH GULF FRONT CONDOS Exceptional Gulf views from these bright 2BR/2BA end units. Low density complex near LBK’s finest beaches shopping & restaurants. Starting at $439,000.

L’AMBIANCE Casual elegance in beachfront residence with private stairs to beach & pool. Open design..$3,450,000.

BEACHPLACE Direct Gulf front condo at Beachplace is finally for sale. Fabulous views and excellent rental history. 2/2...$679,000. Popular “B” unit priced to sell! 2BR/2BA with gulf and city views...................................$449,000.

2 48 Homesites, ranging in size from s to 10 acres afford spectacular view l of the Nantahala & Pisgan Nationa Forests... against a Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop. Owing to the gentle terrain, the homesites also iafford the opportunity to design add and ls poo rts, cou is tions such as tenn this guest houses... a unique option at ity. mun elevation. Gated Com 0K Homesites priced from $300 to $80

SUTTON PLACE Renovated 3BR townhome. 2 pools, boat dock, clubhouse, cabana, garage. Pets welcome........$349,000.

MARINA TOWERS Fabulous views from 9th floor overlooking Sarasota Bay. Lavish master suite & balconies.....$895,000.

PALM PLACE Small gated comm. in downtown Sarasota. End unit 2BR/2BA w/extra bay window. Unfurnished ....$339,000. OF


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ESTATE SIZE BAY FRONT LOT... Over 300 ft. of water wraps around this full bay front lot. 165 ft. of side canal ideal for protected boat dockage. Walk to beach directly across the street. Cleared and ready to build. Call for additional information and survey. Offered at $1,950,000. 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 $950,000. 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. PANORAMIC GULF VIEWS Sparkling direct gulf views from this completely and tastefully updated 2BR/2BA condo. Offered at $595,000.

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for members and $35 for nonmembers. Register, 383-8811 or 379-0624. Monday Night at Mote — “Conserving our Ocean Resources through Aquaculture” lecture with Kevan L. Main, Ph.D., will be held at 7 p.m. April 8 at Mote Marine Laboratory, MartinSelby Science Education Center. Free for Mote members and one guest and $5 for nonmembers older than 4. Details, 3884441. Sarasota Shell Club — will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Mote Marine Laboratory, Education Center. Fran Schlusemann, 739-0908. 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.

public events Solar Energy Display — is featured from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday through April 27 at Florida House Learning Center, 4600 Beneva Road S., Sarasota. Information, 316-1200. Spring in Bloom — the Downtown First Friday Stroll will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 5, on Main Street, Sarasota. Information, 951-2656. Eighth Annual Children’s Planning Committee — will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Project Child Care, Conference Room No. 311, 399 Sixth Ave. W., Bradenton. Fifth Annual World Tai Chi & Qigong Day — will be Saturday, April 6. “Three Essence Restorative Qigong” class will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on the grassy areas of public park next to Marina Jack’s. A lecture and demonstration on Qigong will be held at the open house at East West College of Natural



CALENDAR Medicine. Details, 924-6542.

Third Annual Spring Garden Tour — a fund-raiser for the Palma Sola Botanical Park, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7. It will feature six unique gardens. Tickets are $10. Information, 761-2866. Tartan Day 2002 — hosted by Caledonian Club/Florida West, St. Andrew Society, Scottish Heritage Society and Daughters of Scotia, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Selby Public Library. Free. Details, 966-4530 or 488-4223. Fifth Annual Pug Parade — to benefit the Humane Society of Sarasota County, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Five Points Park. Rain date is Sunday, April 7. Details, 3668225, Ext. 316. Third Anniversary Dance & Showcase — featuring Spats Cats, will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 6, at Manatee Convention and Civic Center. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Details: 316-9798. “De Soto SeaFood Fest” — will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, on Barcarrota Boulevard in Bradenton. Free admission. Joanie Pratt, 747-1998. Buckler’s 11th Annual Spring Craft Fair — will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, at the Manatee Convention and Civic Center. Admission is $4 for adults, free for kids younger than 12. June, 1-386-860-0092, Ext. 10. Ringling Rose Festival — will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Mable Ringling’s Rose Garden. Mable Ringling Hybrid Tea Rose will be introduced. Free but donations appreciated. Maureen Zaremba, 359-5717. High Tea — will be hosted by the American Association of University Women from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Laurel Oaks Country Club. Cost is $22. Mary, 366-4979. Sumi-E — The Ancient Art of Brush Painting Exhibition — will be featured from Friday through Sunday, April 5 to 14, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Demonstrations will be given


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COUNTRY CLUB SHORES- Protected deep water channel that can accommodate a 50 foot boat and glorious views of Sarasota Bay are combined in this stately home location. Highlights include double leaded glass door entry, marble floors. A state-of-the-art wood and granite kitchen. A grand master suite. 2 upstairs guest suites with terraces and activity room. A disappearing 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 w/etched glass double door entry, tiled floors, home theatre & the finest wood, 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. DREAM ISLAND ROAD - Spanish style home w/tropical setting on sailboat water. Upgraded kitchen & baths, Mexican tile, fireplace, caged pool & guest wing. $849,000. WATERCLUB - 8th floor Direct Gulf & Sunset views. 3BR/5BA masterfully furn w/ harmonious mingling of art, antiques & sophistication.......................$3,795,000. DREAM ISLAND RD SAILBOAT WATER- New “John Cannon” 4BR-4 1/2BA home on 100’ of waterfront. Every upgrade, granite, tile, gourmet kitchen, Ghigh ceilings. DIN& PEN master w/deluxeShis/her fireplace ALE bath, Caged lanai w/heated pool/spa & summer kitchen. Dock, boatlift, direct bay access..................$1,299,000. QUEENS HARBOUR- Boater’s deep-water paradise in this 3BR + study maintenance-free home. Marble floors & foyer, separate dining room, G family room, ND2IN EP downstairs master suite +E study. guest rooms w/loft, SAL heated caged pool, lanai & deep-water dock.$1,299,000. WATERCLUB - Feels like a Beach house with full Gulf views. 2 large BRs, P INGmarble floors, ENDpatios, E private SALfrom 10ft ceilings, sunsets every room........$1,500,000.


Spectacular custom home in C.C. Shores. Marble foyer & living room, vaulted ceilings, bay & city views, pool w/spa. $1,950,000

TESSERA - 4BR, 2 story penthouse. G Sweeping views...........................................................$3,600,000. SALE PENDIN BIRD KEY WATERFRONT- Premier 125 ft. canal front home, large enough for 60 ft. boat. Built in 1998, this 2 G w/wrought story 3BR + studyA home designed ENDIN LEisPbeautifully S iron terraces, French doors, large tiled floors, raised panel maple cabinetry.....................................................$1,395,000. 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. THE OAKS COUNTRY CLUB - Wide magnificent lake views in this 3BR/3.5BA + study modernG French style resINCochere PEND E dramatic idence. CopperS eaves Porte greet you AL& from the courtyard entrance. .................................$749,000. CALL FOR SIESTA KEY LISTING INFORMATION

RENTAL - ANNUAL On St. Armands with full bay views. 2BR/2BA, 30’ boat dock, turnkey furnished. $2,000 + utilities/month


Spectacular 3/4BR, 4.5BA home with views of Bay, city, sunrises & sunsets. Sailboat water, dock, huge caged pool. $3,000,000

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.



Prestigious bayside LBK. 3/4BR, 4BA, 2 half baths, high ceilings, travertine floors, sailboat water w/dock. $1,625,000


This 2BR/2.5BA ranch home is on a lush 30,000 sq. ft. double lot & totally fenced with 2-year-old tennis court. $498,900

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SARASOTA HARBOUR EAST On Sarasota Bay. Walk to St. Armands and beach. With dock. 2BR/2BA, completely remodeled. $279,000

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Standard Flower Show — titled “Through the Garden Gate,” will be hosted by the Manatee River Garden Club from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at its clubhouse, 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Free. Janice Hamlin, 745-5920. JROTC All County Field Day — will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Riverview Ram Bowl, One Ram Way, Sarasota. Featured events include sky diving into the Ram Bowl and army demonstration humvee. Cindy Wallace, 966-7139. Annual Spring Fever Fashion Show — will be hosted by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Seafood Shack. Tickets are $20. Details, 778-1541. Open House and Rose and Plant Sale — will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, at Orban’s Nursery, 9601 Ninth Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information, 792-8717. Canine Good Citizen Testing — is offered by the Humane Society of Sarasota County Inc. at noon on the first Saturday of each month at its Education Center, 2331 15th St., Sarasota. Kate Franklin, 955-4131, Ext. 309. Presenting Your Best You! — a program with Arlene Cagle, stylist and aesthetician, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee County. Cost is $5. Registration, 747-6797. Books and Coffee — discussions sponsored by Friends of the Selby Public Library, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, November through April, at Selby Public Library. Free. “How the Irish Saved Civilization” by Thomas Cahill will be reviewed by the Rev. Dr. Bennett Barnes April 9. Information, 383-7248. Seventh Annual Bowl-A-Thon — will be hosted by the Deaf Service Center Manasota/Sarasota Inc. from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at AMF Bowling Center, 4208 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Tickets are $12. Information, 758-2539 or 921-5447.

April 6, 7, 13 and 14. For times, call 745-1107. The gardens are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Information, 366-5731 or “Balancing our Civil Liberties” Forum — a response to recent “patriot or traitor” rhetoric, will be moderated by Sarasota Mayor Carolyn Mason at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Unitarian Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Free. Details, 377-2935.

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NEW LISTING • ST ARMANDS Newly remodeled pool home light, bright and sunny. 3 bedrooms, high ceilings, furnished, and you can walk to St, Armands Circle. Strong rental history $472,000. for virtual tour.

Gator Gal and Canopy Walk — will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Myakka State Park. Cost is $15 for

CLUB LONGBOAT Light, bright, open and airy, best describe this sunny first floor in popular tennis and beach community. Updated and furnished, expanded sun room. 8 Har-Tru courts, 2 pools and spa, plus friendly social clubhouse and fitness center. An incredible Longboat Key VALUE. $449,000. for virtual tour.


THE OAKS It’s a dream home of unique design both elegant and sophisticated but with a casual and comfortable family lifestyle. Tucked within the security and gated Oaks community offering Championship golf, tennis, Jr. Olympic pool and fine dining. This 4,418 sq ft home features 5 spacious bedrooms, 4 baths plus 2 powder rooms, game room, exercise room, study and much, much more. Offered for $999,500. for virtual tour.


INN ON THE BEACH Beach front luxuriously appointed Club Suite in condominium hotel. World Class Resort. Golf, tennis, fitness center, pool and fine dining all on sugar-white sand beach. A great way to own on Longboat Key in a luxury retreat. Strong income potential! 2001 Gross Income $60,251. Offered for $329,000.

LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT. Completely remodeled. Perfect split plan ranch home w/ caged lanai & pool is light & bright. Great place for a boat & living the ultimate Florida lifestyle. $549,000. #207341 ST. ARMANDS WATERFRONT. Contemporary, spacious & secluded 2-story St. Armands home w/ fantastic views. Gourmet kitchen, expansive pool area & boat dock. Offered furnished. $2,150,000. #216389 ST. ARMANDS CANALFRONT. Sparkling, newly renovated home is perfect for swimming or boating. Boat dock & lift located on canal. Four BRs, kitchen, 2-car garage & numerous extras. $1,349,000. #209142

Bay Biocruise — aboard the Carefree Learner will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, on Sarasota Bay. Cost is $10 for American Littoral Society members and $15 for nonmembers. Bobbie, 349-7625. De Soto National Memorial Winter/Spring Season Programs — will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until mid-April at 75th St. N.W., Bradenton. Themes: The Beginning — Pre1539 to December 1539; The Journey — December 1953 to September 1543; and The Legacy — September 1543 to Post 1543. Free park admission. Park is open from sunrise to sunset but the parking area is closed and locked at 5 p.m. daily. Charles E. Fenwick, 792-0458. Cleanup Workday — will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Caspersen Beach and/or Palmer Point. John, 966-7308. Quiet Water Kayak — Sarasota Bay to Palmer Point will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Cost is $20 for American Littoral Society members and $25 for nonmembers. John Sarkozy, 966-7308. “Family Science Zone!” — exploring science and nature hands-on, is from 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. every Saturday through May, at G.WIZ. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for kids ages 2 to 17 and free for members. Information, 906-1851, Ext. 116.

sporting events Sarasota Open — women’s professional tennis, will be held through April 7 at The Meadows Country Club. April 4: Round of 16 and Quarterfinals at 11 a.m. April 5: Quarterfinals at 11 a.m. April 6: Semifinals at 11 a.m. April 7: Finals at 11 a.m. Tickets are on sale now. Information, 955-7273 or U.S. Professional Tennis Association Tennis Exhibition Tour — 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Lakeside Tennis Club; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, El Conquistador; 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Englewood Tennis Center; 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, The Oaks Country Club; 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Serendipity Racquet Club. Information, 922-1591 or 350-0835.

G.WIZ Science and Technology Discussion Group — will discuss “The Three Domains and Six Kingdoms of Life” at noon Thursday, April 4, at the Blivas Science and Technology Center. Information, 906-1851, Ext. 104, or 923-4347. Sierra Club — Duette Park Ranger-Guided Trail Tour will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Cost is $5 plus a $2 fee for park admission. RSVP with Mary by April 4 at 746-6563. Sarasota Conservation Meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Call Betsy at 922-9518 for directions. “On the Road with Darden and Joe — Tales of their Florida Clean Energy Tour” Program will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Phillippi Estate Park Mansion. Free. Details: 925-9000. Cayo Costa Island Campout will be held from Friday through Sunday, April 12 to 14. Cost is $10. RSVP by April 8 with Eric Hohnwald at 923-4413.

BIRD KEY BAYFRONT. Elegance & sophistication abound in this Bird Key bayfront home. Entry foyer, living, dining & family rooms. Main bedroom opens to pool, bay & city views. $2,850,000. #200941 DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT. Luxurious new condo on Golden Gate Point. Beautiful southwest full bay view. Large unit w/ 28 ft. balcony, 2-car garage, roof deck & day dock. Near cultural amenities. $950,000. #208338 WEST OF THE TRAIL exquisitely remodeled gem. New kitchen appliances, hardwood floors, maple & blue pearl granite. Large lot w/ room for expansion. $360,000. #216765 SIESTA KEY BAYFRONT PENINSULA PROPERTY. Secluded, unique Florida-style residence w/ breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay & mainland. 360’ seawall & 150’ dock. $3,300,000. #215283


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SANDY COVE, SIESTA KEY A fun place to live! Walk to the shops, dining, grocery store, all the activities of Siesta Key Village! One-of-a-kind totally updated town home, 3 bedroom. Private Beach & Fishing Pier. Balconies, porches and private roof top sun deck! Garden atrium for outdoor grilling and dining. Owner/Realtor. Offered for $589,000. for virtual tour.


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THE BEST OF BIRD KEY BIRD KEY BAY FRONT Powerful panoramic views from this 2-story home. Numerous architectural features throughout. All the amenities one expects from a property of this magnitude............$3,355,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE BIRD KEY WATERWAY Views of 2 canals & the Bay beyond from this cul-de-sac location. Tremendous potential in this 4BR/3BA with 2 additional half baths. Renovate or build your dream home at this rarely available site.........................................................$1,600,000. BIRD KEY WATERWAY Fantastic view where waterway meets waterway. Boaters will love the 2 docks & 2 ski-do lifts. Updated throughout, open, flowing plan, spacious family room overlooking the water & pool w/spa....................................................................................................$1,160,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE BIRD KEY WATERWAY Beautifully updated home w/tasteful appointments & finishes throughout. This split plan design opens to the pool & patio w/banks of sliders. Vaulted & tray ceilings, Marbella shell stone floors. open kitchen & family room w/ wet bar. Paver drive & extensive landscaping. New roof.....$1,050,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS Spectacular Gulf & Bay views from this corner unit. Light wood floors, open kitchen to living & dining room. Endless views from all rooms. Living room w/built-in shelves for display pieces & books, private balconies...................$695,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE


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Sears Florida West Coast Retirees Association — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Palm Aire Country Club. Cost is $12.95. RSVP with Liz Barrineau after 5 p.m. at 355-5010. Columbia University Alumni Club — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Michael’s On East. John Miegiel, associate professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia, will speak. Carol , 923-4606. Manasota Fossil Club — will meet at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Fruitville Library. Speakers will include Bob Morgan of Venice. Details, 923-9919. Sarasota Republican Club — will meet for a dinner and a program at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Forest Lake Country Club. Cost is $22. RSVP with Bill or Nancy Bankauf, 371-1191. Cornell Club of Sarasota Manatee — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Michael’s On East. Frank Robinson, director of the Johnson Museum of Cornell, will speak on “The Connoisseurship of Collecting.” RSVP with Leah Strong at 924-0570. Sarasota Chorus Sweet Adelines — rehearses from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Details, 954-0943. Manatee Orchid Society — will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Art League of Manatee. Ken Anderson, 776-0450, or Roger Miller, 746-2617. JCC’s Gardening Club — will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center. Cost is $2 a visit/class. Audra Martin, 378-5569, Ext. 219. Women Aboard — Bradenton Chapter — will meet at 2 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month at Twin Dolphin Marina Grill, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. All women interested in boating are welcome. Sarasota Newcomers Club — meets on the second Thursday of each month, September through May, at various locations. Times vary. Membership is open to permanent residents who have lived in Sarasota less than two years. Cheryl, 358-8046. 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. Its annual Potluck/Raconteur Night will be held April 4. Forrest Crawford, 349-7827.

Women of Manatee County Republican Club — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Bradenton Country Club. Speakers will include Mayor Wayne Poston and Clerk and City Treasurer Carl Callahan. Cost is $12. RSVP with Vaughn Scott at 795-4901. Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge Club — meets at 12:30 every Wednesday of each month, except the first Wednesday, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave. Cost is $2. Make table reservations with Barbara Parkman, 778-3390. Sun Stitchers — American Needlepoint Guild’s local chapter will meet on the first Thursday of each month at the United Methodist Church, 4150 South Shade Ave., Sarasota. New stitches are taught. Time varies. Bring a snack lunch. Information, 966-6430. Florida West Coast Bead Society — will meet at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Waldemere Fire Station, 2070 Waldemere St., Sarasota. Tonya Castleman Zoutes, Sarasota After Five — meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Primo’s Restaurant. Information, 377-1924. 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. Chi Omega Alumnae Association, SarasotaManatee Area — meets for lunch on the third Wednesday of each month. Virginia McAlinden, 371-5106. Association of Retired Attorneys — meets at various times, usually on the fourth Friday of each month, at various restaurants. James F. Schoener, 966-6920. Bradenton-Sarasota Hash House Harriers — meet every two weeks in different places for 2-


annerle grew up on the island. She knows all the best neighborhoods as only a native can. In fact, over 90% of her career sales have been right here on the key. But best of all, Hannerle is more than happy to share her in-depth knowledge of neighborhood pricing and the secrets of negotiating from a well-educated position of strength. What’s more, you’ll receive valuable insider intellegence from her highly informative web site and complimentary monthly newsletter. All of which are part of her award winning Relationship Marketing program that has placed her among the top ½% worldwide with Coldwell Banker Previews International. So, whether you’re interested in buying, selling or you simply want to tap into the latest native intelligence on exceptional Longboat Keys properties, call Hannerle Moore today.


Two bedroom, split plan condominium with a southern exposure and views from every room of the Gulf, and a peek of the bay. The master bedroom has a marble steam shower, whirlpool tub and two huge walk-in closets. This exclusive complex provides exercise, great security, & concierge. Go to for a virtual tour. $575,000.


This wonderful two bedroom condominium is beautifully put together and has gorgeous unobstructed bay views. Located on the private side of building #5, this condo also comes with two parking spaces. Go to for a virtual tour. $599,000.

BEST BUY! COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Totally restored, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on the canal. New features; roof, 40’ boat dock, a/c system, appliances, water heater and fabulous landscaping Go to for photos. $615,000.



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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.

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Unobstructed Bay Views in this must see condominium. Two bedroom, beautifully designer decorated and furnished. Totally redone with stained glass, built-ins for extra storage, beautifully redone kitchen cabinets, lighting and appliances. Go to for a virtual tour. $399,000.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Boating enthusiasts take note of this gracious home with dock & lift. Elegantly designed, this home includes a great room design w/stone fireplace, separate dining room, expansive views of the pavered and caged pool plus the canal. Go to for a virtual tour. $849,000.

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. $875,000.

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.

WHITNEY BEACH CONDOMINIUM This condo has a pretty water view and is located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north end with deeded access to a gorgeous white sand beach right accross the street. Go to for photos. $190,000.

LONGBEACH WITH GULF VIEWS This 2BR 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. $650,000.

GORGEOUS PROMENADE CONDO Largest two-bedroom floor plan with stunning views of the Gulf and Bay. Situated in one of Promenade’s best locations. SALE PENDING $650,000.

Fabulously and elegantly redone, turnkey furnished condominium. Gorgeous views right out to the beach and gulf. Excellent rental. SALE PENDING. $545,000.


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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, or German American Social Club of Sarasota — meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Selby Public Library Conference Room, 1331 First St., Sarasota. Meetings are open to all who want to learn about German-American culture, heritage and traditions. Charlotte Kappel, 355-8530.

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 Kabala discussion group — will meet from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Flanzer Jewish Community Center, 582 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Mystical, symbolic and complicated theories of this ancient philosophy will be discussed. All community members welcome. Information, 378-5568 and

Sarasota Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America Inc. — meets at 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Monday of each month, September to May, at First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, 2050 Oak St., Sarasota. Jeanne Orcutt, 923-9108. The guild also meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, year round, at Waldemere Fire Station, 2070 Waldemere St., Sarasota. Lynn Minges, 492-5758. Florida Chapter of the Broadcast Pioneers — Ed Christian, president and CEO of Saga Communications, Detroit, will speak at a luncheon meeting Friday, April 5, in the Waterside Room of the Sarasota Quay. Cost is $13. Rusty, 761-1575. Delta Delta Delta Sarasota Area Alumnae — will meet for its annual Pansy Luncheon at noon Saturday, April 6. Golden Circle members will be honored. Call Barbara Dielmann for directions at 929-7469. NYU Alumni Club — will go on an Eco Tour of Tampa Saturday, April 6. Florida Aquarium will be featured. Cost is $20. Information, 813-261-7801 or 727-545-0400, Ext. 2210. Singles on the Go — A day trip to Orlando, Downtown Disney, and Cirque du Soleil will be held from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Cost is $108. Rae Aloisio, 923-7385, or John Langmann, 925-9295. A trip to Greece and Greek Isles (with optional five days in Rome) will be from April 11 to 25. Cost is $2,279. Grace, 927-7313. Sarasota Bay Parrot Head Club — meets from 6 to 9 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at Hurricane Bob’s. Lenore Leopold, 552-3044.

Sarasota Audubon Society — will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at First Congregational Church of Fellowship Hall. “Deer Prairie & Slough Restoration” Project will addressed by Ron Van Fleet of Department of Natural Resources April 8. Information, 377-3977 or 342-9778. A trip to Edward Medard Park will be held Saturday, April 6. Group will depart at 7:45 a.m. Call Edith Miller at 366-5853 for meeting place.

5 mile run. Runners and walkers older than 21 are welcome. Mark, 725-2597 or Gourmet Mavens: Social Dining Group — will meet at 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center. They will then visit different restaurants during each trip. Transportation provided. Participants are responsible for the cost of the meal and tip. Audra Martin, 378-5569, Ext. 219, or


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Spanish Classes — Beginning-8 sessions, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, starting April 4, Palmetto High School, Room 7104; $49. Beginning-6 sessions, 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, starting April 9, Manatee Technical Institute; $37. Register, 751-7900. “Meditation as the Prayer Beyond Prayers” Workshop — will be sponsored by the South Florida Christian Meditation groups from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Incarnation Church Hall, 2901 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. Cost is a donation of $10. George, 366-3128, or Pat, 378-2521. Perennials in the Home Landscape Class — will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Florida House Learning Center, 4600 Beneva Road, Sarasota. Free. Register, 316-1200. The Jewish Way of Death & Dying Adult Education Workshop — will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Temple Beth El, 2209 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee is by donations. RSVP at 792-0870.


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COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Enjoy Longboat Key, 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.


COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - One in from the Bay! A comfortable, open plan home with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, pool, dock and lift and on the south side of the street with Bay views. Many upgrades by owners including large tile floors, custom woodwork, new bay window and entrance foyer. A real value at $1,150,000 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. Offered at $1,225,000 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. $819,000 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. Offered at $550,000

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.

941-383-6411 Office 941-795-1519 A/H

201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 1 Longboat Key, FL 34228

BEACHPLACE...Sunset views from this 3BR/2BA unit. Nicely furnished, covered parking and great amenities. Offered for $650,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• EMERALD POINTE...New construction behind the gates at Longboat Key Club. There is still an opportunity to make interior selections for this 3 bedroom villa with views of the lake and golf course. Offered for $740,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• UNIVERSITY PARK...Newly remodeled home in golf course community. Private setting, swimming pool, 3 bedrooms, with a den, fireplace and new appliances. Offered for $447,500. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FAIRWAY BAY...Townhome behind the gates at LBK Club. Very light & bright, wood burning fireplace, ceramic tile, 2br/2.5ba, two car garage. Offered for $316,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• CORAL SHORES...This 2br/2ba home is located on a fresh water canal. Newly remodeled and landscaped. Room for a pool or expansion opportunity. Offered for $255,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• BEACHPLACE...Recently updated 1st floor, walk up with lake-view. Light and bright with a real Florida feel, 2BR/2BA. Covered parking. Offered for $549,000.

PHILLIPPI RIVER ESTATE - Two acres with privacy yet close to town. Over 6,000 sq ft of living space. Sensational family compound $1,250,000 CENTRAL PARK II - Townhouse design. 2BR/2.5BA overlooks lake and pool $172,500 NEW LISTING - FOXFIRE WEST - Built in 1996 on 2 acres, 4750 sq. ft. home with 5BR/5BA, pool. $809,000

walkout! Two private double terraces plus largest condo offered at the Longboat Key Club..........................$750,000.

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.



3 BEDROOM - DIRECT GULF - Unparalleled

(941) 387-7833

Gulf, beach & sunset views. Gorgeously updated. Behind the gates...............................................$685,000.

(941) 366-4414 (941) 350-1590 A/H

Michael Saunders & Company

Call REID at

Licensed Real Estate Broker

(941) 383-7591




440 Gulf of Mexico Drive • Longboat Key, FL 34228


Maggie Hicks


INN ON THE BEACH - Exceptional first floor

Tangerine Realty Corp. Lic. R.E. Broker 303 S. Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL



Free Tax Help — for simple tax returns is offered for seniors older than 60 by the Flanzer Jewish Community Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through April 9 at 582 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Audra, 378-5568. AARP Tax Aid — is offered through April 14 at the Senior Friendship centers. Sarasota: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Venice: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Information, 955-2122. Computer Classes for Seniors — Beginners, intermediate and Internet, are offered by the Neighbor Senior Services of Manatee for the novice user. New classes form monthly. Information, 758-9969. Carefree Learner — learn about the coastal community of Sarasota Bay aboard Sarasota High School Marine Biology Department’s floating classroom from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Cost is $25. Details, 366-5731. Manasota Mensa Membership Test — is offered on the first Saturday of each month. Pat Rogers, 925-0261. Anna Maria Island Community Center — offers these classes: Adult Dance/Exercise, Aerobics, Ballroom Dancing, Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, Bridge Lessons, Irish Dance, Karate, Line Dancing, Muscles and MORE, Pilates, Qi-Gong, Sewing Group, Stepping Stones: Stained Glass, Tap, Total Body

Conditioning, Wellness for Seniors and Yoga/Dance. Cost varies. Schedule, 778-1908.

Beginning Nature Photography Class — offered by the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will be held in from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Myakka State Park. Cost is $35. Information, 366-5731. “Pythagoras Lives” Lecture — will be presented by the Society for Ancient Studies at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Selby Public Library. Free. Details, 378-5785. Small-Business Counseling — the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce offers free small-business counseling from 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday at 1819 Main St., Suite 240, Sarasota. Reservations, 955-8187. Writer’s Workshops — sponsored by Retired Educators and Professional Institute is held from 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Building 11, Room 144, Bradenton. Information, 748-4647. Beginning Watercolor Painting Class — will be held in three sessions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, April 9, 16 and 23, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Cost is $85. Information, 366-5731. Rain Forest Safari — learn how to create a rain forest in your backyard by visiting Ed Golden’s back yard from 9 a.m. to noon

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THIS CONDO HAS IT ALL! Full bay view, 2BR/2.5BA, secure elevator. Heated pool & Jacuzzi, covered parking for 2 cars. $299,900. Call Bill Bowman at 778-2246. #81687

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....................................$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 TOWNHOUSE WITH DEEP WATER ON BAY Tropical setting in Land’s End enclave bayfront on north end of Longboat Key. 3BR, cathedral ceilings, 2 car garage, heated pool, tennis court, Jacuzzi. Close to beaches and shopping. Mary Wickersham or Cindy English 383-5577..........................$475,000 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 LONGBOAT VILLAGE Lg home, lg lot. high & dry, needs some TLC. Walk to community boat dock & beach. Great area! Mary Wickersham or Cindy English 383-5577 #81220.....................$425,000 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 ALMOST NEW! 2 BR home in Longboat Village. Peek of bayou from deck. Community dock and boat ramp. $449,000 Mary Wickersham or Cindy English 383-5577. #80749



Email: Website: 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key (941) 383-5577 • Toll Free (800) 352-0367 MLS

Flowers & Foliage Watercolors, Intermediate Class — will be held in three sessions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, April 11, 18 and 25, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Cost is $85. Information, 366-5731. Computer Classes — are offered at the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee

County. Beginner’s Part II (four sessions) will be held from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Mondays, starting April 8. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For registration, call 7476797. Safe Boating Program — offered by the USCG Auxiliary 8-6, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdsay, April 4, at the Coast Guard Training Center, 1200 Harbor Drive, Venice. Cost is $35. For information, call 488-1900.

TEAMWORK Twice The Effort, Twice The Results! L’AMBIANCE Direct beachfront 3BR with panoramic views of beach. Wraparound balcony, elegant builtins, designer furnished & 2 garage parking spaces all behind the gates of the LBK Club. $3,150,000 REGENT PLACE Absolutely stunning gulf front 3BR/3.5BA residence in the South Tower. Wraparound views of city, Bay. & Gulf. Superb contemporary decor and furnishings with private elevator, exciting amenities. Furnished. $2,900,000 LIDO SHORES A rare opportunity Gail Wittig and Cynthia “Saint” Cacchiotti has come to own one of Sarasota’s most renowned estates. Located on 382’ ft of New Pass with views of southern Longboat Key and Gulf of Mexico. Build your own dream home on one or more of the 3 waterfront lots remaining in the estate. Prices from $2,800,000 to $7,500,000


UNRIVALED PENTHOUSE with 5,000 sq. ft. landscaped wraparound terrace at the Sanctuary. Captivating interiors offer three bedroom suites, media room, den, and gourmet kitchen. Magnificent Gulf to Bay views from this unique Longboat Key Club residence. $5,900,000 EMERALD POINTE SOUTH - Last new community nestled in the LBK Club Harbourside. Choose from 2 available residences under construction. A courtyard plan with a pool or a 2 story pool home with a master suite on the first floor. Estimated completion date late Spring 2002. $749,000 CASTILLIAN - Best priced gulf front 3BR, gorgeous NW views of sunset & sandy beach. 2 screened lanais, storm shutters, spacious split plan, kitchen with breakfast area, garage parking in secure building. $649,000 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - walk to the beach or world renowned St. Armands Circle fine shops and restaurants. 4 spacious bedrooms, canal front with boat dock and davits, caged heated pool and excellent rental history. $1,550,000 SURROUND YOURSELF IN THE LUXURY Graciously appointed condominium/hotel suites. The Resort at Longboat Key Club pampers you with fine dining, generous amenities and dramatic views of the Gulf, lagoon, tennis courts, or golf course fairways. Great income potential! INN ON THE BEACH - 2 BEDROOM 3307D Gross Income ‘01 $97,700+ $699,000 INN ON THE BEACH - CLUB SUITES 3506A+ Gross Income ‘01 $53,900+ $400,000 2204A Gross Income ‘01 $56,900+ $329,000 4105A Gross Income ‘01 $55,000+ $329,000 6301A Gross Income ‘01 $42,800+ $250,000 7103A Gross Income ‘01 $41,565+ $235,000 5102A Gross Income ‘01 $35,700+ $205,000 5304A Gross Income ‘01 $43,200+ $215,000 4042

ON THE BEACH - Excellent investment or family compound. Zoned Triplex. Huge deck overlooking the beach. Bea Zaffina 727-2800. #76643.$792,000 GULF VIEW TRIPLEX - Fishing pier just steps away. A/C units less than two years old. Roof 2 years old. Each unit has its own electric meter. Just repainted, Looks very good. Harold Small 778-2246. #80002......$450,000 PRICE REDUCED! LOWEST PRICED UNIT! Enjoy one of Longboat's most popular complexes that has everything. 2BR/2BA with view of canal. Furnished, covered parking spot. Boat docks available. Deeded beach access. Cindy English 383-5577. #79097..............................................$225,000 ISLAND CONDO BARGAIN! Nice 2/1 with tile floors everywhere, except bedrooms. Central location in Holmes Beach near beach and marina. Rare find with garage and auto opener, plus extra parking. Harold Small 7782246. #79058................................................................................................$144,900 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 ISLAND VILLAGE CONDO - Ideal location! 3BR/2BA end unit. Pet allowed, tennis courts, heated pool, under building parking. Lila or Brad Pearson 761-3100. #81968......................................................................$239,900

Wednesday, April 10. Class is $35 and is offered through Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Directions, 366-5731.

(941) 387-0533 • (800) 581-3444 Visit our website for a virtual tour of our properties!

Michael Saunders & Company Licensed Real Estate Broker 440 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key “Worldwide networking and a full time multi-lingual professional staff” Espanol • Deutsche • Italiano • Francais website address:


Fabulous Location & Wa t e r Vi e w s 988 Boulevard of the Arts Enjoy incredible sunsets and direct bay views from 2,300 square feet 3-bedroom residence with mainland convenience. Balmy palm trees surround this great waterfront building in the cultural district with pools, tennis, boat docks and guarded gate. Offered at $639,000.

Joan D. Boltax, Realtor®

MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY Licensed Real Estate Broker


61 S. Boulevard of Presidents, Sarasota, Florida 34236 Office: 941.388.4447 After Hours: 941.350.6390 WWW. MICHAELSAUNDERS . COM





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CONDOMINIUMS 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.

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

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This golf course condo has privacy, & completely TKF. Full sized heated pool/spa, large screened lanai, a fenced lanai. 3BR/2.5BA, dining room, 22x12 family room, fireplace, storm shutters, electric awning, 2 car garage. All updated, plus an all new Corian kitchen, walk/bike to shopping, beach, marina and behind Bay Isles security gates. $499,000

PIERRE ➤AWESOME VIEWS...City skyline, bay, golf course & beach! Penthouse living behind the gates. Great security & amenities. 2 parking spaces. $999,000.

(941) 761-9808 or (800) 559-8025.



➤SUPER SHARP...Panoramic views spanning bay to beach - 2BR plus den - sumptuous hardwood floors noteworthy amenities. $799,000.




➤LIFESTYLE IN ITSELF...Endless sunset views from this superbly designed 3BR direct beachfront. Open and spacious with oversized terraces. Provides the ultimate in waterfront living. $2,695,000.

Siesta Key Canal Front Home

VIZCAYA ➤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.

SINGLE FAMILY HOMES 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.


pacious and well maintained describes this charming 3BR/2BA +den, canal front home located in Sara Sands on Siesta Key. Great pool and lanai area. Only one bridge to bay, good boating water with private dock. MLS#218231 Offered for $525,000

LIDO SHORES ➤ESTATE NEIGHBORHOOD... Gated entry and treecanopied drive lead to Sarasota’s crown jewel. 4 plus acres and over 380 feet of beach.... 2 pools with waterfall. 11 room residence including staff quarters. Gracious living on a grand scale. $11,900,000.

The Hedge Team,

Unique 4000 Square Ft. condominium SHOPPING • MARINA RESTAURANTS • THEATERS Natural Gas Cooking • Fireplaces


Garden Terrace & Private Patio

(941) 350-0100

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Longboat Harbour hosts annual tourney BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

Thirty players participated in the third annual Longboat Harbour tennis tournament held March 16 through March 23. Winners of the mixed-doubles event were Al Fischbein and Dave Noyes, men’s, and Sandy Harrell and Gloria Stegmayer, women’s. Players were randomly matched and rotated every few games with points assigned for each game won. Bill Stieber was chairman of the tournament committee, assisted by Marianne Baeckstrom and Dave Noyes. Dave Noyes, Gloria Stegmayer, Sandy Harrell and Al Fischbein

Bill Stieber, Marianne Baeckstrom and Dave Noyes

Photos by Dora Walters

Carol Fischbein and Sue Troup

Kepecz Collection

Rosie Stieber and Charlie Harrell

Bill and Muriel Zeldis and Suzanne Schwing

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800.910.8728 • 941.383.2829 • 941.587.1700

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-The creme de la creme of downtown Sarasota! One-of-akind, custom 15th floor residence with many upgrades. Custom cherry cabinets, Sub-Zero refridgerator, 3 bedrooms plus large den, more open floor plan, all bisque porcelain fixtures, breathtaking view of the bay and marina. Extra parking and storage. $2,590,000. ARECA II $1,725,000

V IZCAYA -P 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. $3,250,000.

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

SABAL COVE–Waterfront


masterpiece! Almost new, exquisite design & detail meet fabulous lakefront location. Grand living room with soaring ceilings & designer builtins, separate elegant dining, impressive wood paneled library, grand master bedroom with his & her baths. Filipino shell tile & granite cabana in outdoor living area complement the large, heated pool. 3 car garage. $1,699,000.

CGCA 18551


201 Gulf of Mexico Dr. • Longboat Key, FL 34228

7077 S. Tamiami Trail • Sarasota, FL 34231 941-925-9522 • Fax: 941-927-4494





LBK resident presents tourney Dan Miller, a Longboat Key resident, presents the 60s and 70s USTA/Sarasota Super-Senior Doubles Championship. Matches will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, April 11 to 14, at The Landings Racquet Club.

Estate and Household Sales Antique And Personal Property Appraisals Consultations

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My 25 years of appraising and 30 years of sales mean I can offer you a qualified service of help in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and household furnishings. I will be happy to send you a resume and references.

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• Extraordinary Service • Extraordinary Knowledge • Extraordinary Results

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NEW LISTING! ANTIGUA MODEL The créme de la créme of Antiguas. Coveted SW corner of Bldg. 4 affording you not only complete privacy, but also an unobstructed view of the MARINA, Bay and Sarasota skyline. Exquisite details include custom built-ins, luxurious master suite, spectacular window coverings, designer furnishings. An absolute dream residence. $1,650,000. BISCAYNE MODEL Panoramic views of Sarasota Bay, Gulf and golf course. SALE PENDING $895,000. CAYMAN MODEL Elegance personified in this luxurious residence. Floor to ceiling windows offer breathtaking views of the bay. SALE PENDING $995,000. CALL Linda at 383-7591 • A/H (941)388-1821


Michael Saunders & Company 4042

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.

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(941)383-7591 • 1-800-209-0330 • 440 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL



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.





The Longboat Observer showed up in the Balkans in October 2001, thanks to John Wallace. He ran his 250th marathon in his 50th country in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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.

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ball and tennis, for instance, a ball that hits the line is “in play,” while in football and basketball, if the ball or player in possession of the ball touches the line, play stops. In golf a ball is considered “in” a water hazard (yellow or red lines) if any part of the ball touches the hazard line. However, when outof-bounds is defined by a line on the ground, a white line, the inside edge of the line is the boundary and a ball is only “out” when the entire ball lies out of bounds. The “mowing line” is used to determine the “margin” of a putting green and whether a ball is on the green. If any part of the ball touches any part of the green, the ball is considered on the green and the player can then mark, lift and clean the ball (if the ball touches the fringe but “overhangs” the green, however, it is not considered on the green). In addition, if your ball was on the green, you would be entitled to relief from casual water, ground under repair or immovable obstructions which merely intervened on your line of putt. “Through the green” relief for these conditions is limited to interference with your stance, lie of the ball or the area of your intended swing. On the other hand, if your ball is not on the green you could leave the flagstick unattended without fear of a penalty. This is a good time to remind you of the definition of “through the green,” which is the whole area of the course except: (a) the teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played; and (b) all hazards on the course. Finally, other lines on the course that occasionally come into play are overhead power lines. A Local Rule would cover the eventuality of a ball striking one of these power lines which would permit the player to disregard the stroke and, without penalty, play another ball as nearly as possible from the spot where the original ball was played. A classic, if rare, “do over.”

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This is a true story which happened at Bethpage State Park last week. To familiarize you with that site, Bethpage State park is located on Long Island. There are five magnificent 18-hole courses there, three of which are Tillinghast-designed courses. One of the three will be the site of the U.S. Open this year; the first time in the history of the U.S. Open that the tournament will be played at a public facility which is publicly owned. (Please don’t write to tell me that the U.S. Open has been played more than once at Pebble Beach; true, that is open to the public, but it is privately owned.) Back to the story as told by a golfer ... “It was a sunny Saturday morning on the Red Course at Bethpage and I was beginning my pre-shot routine, visualizing my upcoming shot, when a voice came over the loudspeaker, ‘Would the gentleman on the women’s tee back up to the men’s tee please!’ “I was still deep in my routine, seemingly impervious to the interruption. Again the announcement, ‘Would the man on the woman’s tee kindly back up to the man’s tee.’ “I simply ignored the guy and kept concentrating, when once more, the man yelled, ‘Would the man on the woman’s tee back up to the man’s tee, please!’ “I finally stopped, turned, looked through the clubhouse window directly at the person with the mike and shouted back, ‘Would the person in the clubhouse kindly shut the heck up and let me play my second shot?’” A question arose recently about a ball embedding itself into the ground right on the red line defining a lateral water hazard. Is the player entitled to relief? The embedded ball rule (25-2) applies only to balls in closely mown areas (fairway height or lower), unless there is an announced Local Rule for embedded balls granting relief “through the green.” Nevertheless, the answer to the question is no, and the explanation can be found in the definitions section of the Rules Book. “Stakes and lines defining the margin of water hazards are in the hazard,” it states, and if you read further you learn that hazards are specifically excluded in the definition of “through the green.” So, in this situation the ball was in the hazard, not “through the green.” The player would have to dig the ball out of its embedded lie or take a one-stroke penalty and proceed under one of the lateral hazard options. This question brings to mind how boundary lines are treated in different games and how different kinds of lines are treated in golf. In base-

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en PROVENCE PENTHOUSE - Elegant French Mediterranean direct Gulf front condominium on Longboat Key. Fabulous sunsets and walks on beach. One of a kind-lavish 4 bedroom/4.5 bath, private elevator, grand salon. An enchanting paradise with Old World charm. $7,600,000. en PROVENCE - On the Gulf of Mexico with over-sized terraces to enjoy the sunsets. Luxurious master suite, architectural cove, tray, and crown molding. Plush amenities. Offering two units $2,695,000 and $2,895,000. VIZCAYA - Vizcaya embodies a casual, Mediterranean elegance with a European ambiance with balconies for panoramic views of the Gulf from every room. Luxurious in all amenities. $3,675,000. THE ARBOMAR - Direct beach and Gulf front with Gulf to Bay views. Step into this wonder of white on white, bright and cheerful, elegantly remodeled, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, all new spectacular kitchen. Clubhouse, heated pool. $485,000.

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590 Bay Isles Road, 316-TEN-S (8367) Schedule — 7 Days/Week Open play: Mornings: 8, 9:30 and 11; Afternoons: 12:30, 2, and 3:30

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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.

BIRD KEY - Majestic custom built home on deep water canal w/private boat dock. 4 bedroom/4.5 bath. Soaring 32’ ceilings, heated pool. Elegantly decorated. PRICE REDUCED $1,595,000.

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SLEEPY LAGOON - Custom Key West Victorian home. On deep canal with private boat dock and lift. 4 bedroom/3 bath. $779,000.

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK How many years have you played tennis? “I’ve played off and on,” says Levy. “I played tennis in college, but I didn’t play when I raised my kids. When my kids got big, I played again. Then I took it up again when we moved here from Long Island.”

partner and I make the point together,” says Levy and she adds, “That’s the most fun.”

What is your best swing — serve, backhand, etc.? Levy says, “Poaching is what I’m good at, and I like to poach.”

Who is the person you’d most like to meet on the court? “I met Billy Jean King one time,” recalls Levy. “But I would like to spend some time with the Williams sisters. I admire them. They are amazing athletes.”

What kind of racket do you use? “I got my racket here at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center. It’s a Wilson Hyper Hammer,” says Levy. What is your specialty? Singles? Doubles? Levy’s specialty is ladies doubles.

Dolores Levy

What is the one thing you’d like to improve? “I guess probably my forehand,” says Levy.

Co-captain of Tri-cities Ladies 3.5 team at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center

What is your most glorious moment in a match? “While playing ladies doubles, when my

What is your funniest flub-up? “Oh, I can’t say. There are just too many to list!” exclaims Levy.

Any advice or tips for other players? “Enjoy the game; have fun,” says Levy. “And be good to yourself.” What do you like most about playing tennis on Longboat Key? “Number one, I like the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center. And number two, all of the friends I’ve made here. The tennis center is a great place to meet people and it ties us all together,” says Levy. — Compiled by Emily Walsh

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BAY ISLES HARBOR, Mediterranean style home being completely updated for a new owner. Wide water view, dock and lift. Split plan. Caged pool and outdoor kitchen. Gracious living in an incomparable location. $1,995,000. REGENT PLACE - Longboat Key Club. Desirable “A” plan. Direct Gulf Front Corner with wrap-around terraces. Views of Gulf, Sunset, Sunrise, Bay and Golf Course. Exquisite finishes and upgrades. Space and privacy of single family home. $3,395,000.

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BEACH FRONT ESTATE - Direct Gulf Front on wide, sandy, pristine beach. The ultimate in privacy. This home is simply elegant. His and her baths, elevator, exercise room, open beachside pool. Dockage on Heron Lagoon. $5,995,000. THE BEACHES - Gulf Front Complex - within the gates of Longboat Key Club. Three BR, three full baths, beautiful gulf view, wrap around balconies from living/dining room and kitchen. Great amenities, Garage parking $695,000. LONGBOAT KEY BAY FRONT - Gated landmark Island estate. Splendid, long vistas of the sparkling azure waters of Sarasota Bay. Beautifully appointed residence offers a three bedroom, two bath, Master Suite, 3 guest suites over 4 car garage. Terraced bayside outdoor pavilion with summer kitchen. Protected dockage will accommodate large yacht. $3,375,000.

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BIRD KEY - New construction - Classic, custom home convenient to Yacht Club. Three large bedrooms, grand foyer, formal living room, separate dining room. Private study, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, large family room. Facts, features and building plans available. $1,050,000. BIRD KEY - A whale of and opportunity! Great space, 5BR, split plan, generous room sizes, living room has fireplace, separate dining room, king sized kitchen and family room overlooking caged pool, patio, wet and outdoor kitchen $625,000.

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Sportscards Longboat Key Club Women’s Golf Association Longboat Key Women’s 18 hole Tuesday, March 19 9 Holes 2BB, 9 Holes Scramble 1st 96.6 Florence Putterman Pat Ploussard Pat Heffron Sandy Day 2nd 97 Carol Westwood Susan Hanes Barbara Kubik Marny Green

Ladies 18-Hole Golf 18-Hole President Cup Tuesday, March 12 Low Net — Joyce Steele 68 — One Day First Flight 1st 69 Ginny Allen and Carol Westwood 2nd 70 Susanne Olin

3rd 74 Barbara Pascal and Barbara Rich 4th 75 Betsy Farrington and Marny Green Second Flight 1st 68 Joyce Steele and Betty Sarzynski 2nd 69 Carol Alpers 3rd 72 Carol Pregont 4th 73 Ruth Seager Third Flight 1st 71 Martha Malone and Barbara Struth 2nd 74 Bella Adams and Marion Levine 3rd 76 Daphne Whitman 4th 78 Ronnie Bernand and Nancy Chanos Fourth Flight 1st 72 Marge Heller 2nd 74 Dorothy Packard 3rd 75 Helen Fournier 4th 76 Rochelle McKinney Closest to the Pin: Barbara Pascal, Ruth Seager and Barbara Brizdle (2)

Key Niners Even Holes — 1/2 Handicap Tuesday, March 12 Class A 1st 15 Pauline Burns

2nd 18 Class B 1st 17 2nd 18 (tie) Class C 1st 19 2nd 22 (tie)

Reeva Shoengood Sally Bunnell Carolyn Albrecht Joan Stewart Louise Nehr Judy Litvin Charlotte Laven

A.B. Ferguson Saul Seigel Selwyn Lemchen

Longboat Boat Key Men’s Golf Association Best Ball Foursome — Wednesday, March 20 54 Dick Fridl, Tom Koerner, Bob Ploussard and Rick Seaman (tie) Frank Schlosser, Morgan Whitney, John Svec and Gene Dorsey. Bryan Langton, Frank Spinola, Gerry Lublin and Dorn Reiter 56 Bert Kraemer, John Esaw, Frank Robinson and Don Brown. 57 Jay Dropkin, Charles Kropp, Rino Rocca and Bob Goree.

Men’s and Ladies’s 9-Hole Golf Club Champion — Tuesday, March 19 Ladies’ winners: 1st Frances Neher Rosalie Krone Pauline Burns Barb Klegar 2nd Carolyn Albrecht Phyllis Bushnell Judith Litvin Men’s winners: 1st David Klegar Arnold Litvin Mark Moore Morris Colner 2nd Julius Rubel

Sarasota Co. Senior Men’s Tennis Leagues LBK Red vs. Plantation Red Thursday, March 21 60s — Division 3 Kauffman and Winnick lost to Prickett and CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

WEATHER STATISTICS AND TIDES High Temp. Sun., March 24 84 Mon., March 25 86 Tues., March 26 85 Wed., March 27 83 Thurs., March 28 83 Fri., March 20 86 Sat., March 30 87

Low Temp. 64 66 68 68 62 66 66

Record High 90 (1997) 88 (1997) 90 (1988) 89 (1997) 93 (1998) 92 (1998) 92 (1997)

Record Low 46 (1981) 53 (1981) 51 (2001) 53 (2001) 55 (1983) 53 (1987) 53 (1987)

Humidity 49% 68% 76% 68% 66% 68% 33%

Rainfall 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Thurs., April 4 Fri., April 5 Sat., April 6 Sun., April 7 Mon., April 8 Tues., April 9 Wed., April 10

Morning Tides High Low (none) 1:15 (none) 2:41 (none) 3:50 11:36 4:37 11:12p 6:15 11:57p 6:44 (none) 7:06

Evening Tides High Low 4:34 (none) 5:57 (none) 7:43 (none) 9:09 3:42 12:41 5:41 12:50 6:26 12:54 7:05

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Rainfall: Year-to-date 2002 2001 6.63 in. 13.07 in.

Month-to-date Average Water 2002 2001 Temp.: 72 0.94 in. 12.80 in.

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Experience… The Difference Certified Previews ® Property Specialist STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOME! This 5BR home in Bent Tree Woodlands II offers serene lake views plus game room with wet bar. Great family home is perfect for entertaining. Master suite is downstairs. Three-car garage is side entry. French doors lead to wonderful pool area with vaulted cage. $595,000 MLS#213290

SAILBOAT WATER Sail your boat to your own island retreat and write a best seller! This historic home tastefully blends its charm with modern conveniences. $579,000. Elfi Starrett or Becky Smith 778-0700.

DIRECT GULF VIEWS! Wonderful direct gulf views from this Castillian 2BR/2BA condo. Turnkey furnished with garage parking. Generous room sizes and eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar. Condo overlooks white beaches and the Gulf. $489,000 MLS#215004

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Surround yourself with breathtaking direct gulf views from this bright 2BR/2BA end unit. Completely & tastefully updated to the last detail. $450,000 Tina Rudek or Mike Migone, 383-5543.

DIRECT GULF AND SUNSET VIEWS! Gorgeous views from this large Seaplace 2BR/2BA condo! Furnished beautifully! Covered parking plus uncovered space! Amenities include secured entrance, 2 pools w/spas, Har-Tru tennis and active lifestyle community. $485,000 MLS#216244 MAGICAL LAKE VIEWS! Gorgeous Bayport 2BR/2BA condo has peaceful lake views! Beautiful tile in almost all living areas. Two screened lanais plus outside patio for sunset viewing. Turnkey furnished! Only steps from the beach plus covered parking.$429,000 MLS#216223 BAY AND CANAL VIEWS! Beautifully furnished and renovated! Wonderful Longboat Harbour condo offers 2 bedrooms/2baths and fabulous views! Lovely tile flooring and newer carpet and updated kitchen. Boat docks, pools, tennis and deeded beach access. $259,000 MLS#214839



Wonderful gulf views over manicured lawns & sparkling pool from this rarely available, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA end unit. Excellent Longboat rental property. $449,000. Mike Migone or Tina Rudek 383-5543.

Luxuriously furnished townhome 2BR/2BA, gourmet kitchen, screened lanai, attached garage. Only mins. from beach, this tennis resort has 10 lighted courts & pool. $269,900. Peter Klaesener 383-5544.


THE GRANDE PENTHOUSE - Direct gulffront 3BR/4.5BA w/3,260 SF of A/C living space & 1,450 SF of wraparound terraces. Unique floor plan, 10' ceilings, secure 2 car garage & gulf front pool & spa. $1,975,000. Mike Nink 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. IMPERIAL HOUSE - Updated 2BR condo, private beach & active clubhouse. $139,000 Gail Tutewiler 778-0700. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Lovely 2BR2BA, den home on choice corner lot w/side entry garage. Deeded beach access. $359,000. Helen Bradshaw, 383-5544.

FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY! Live on Longboat Key for under $200,000. Impossible? This lovely 1/1 at Longboat Harbour has incredible bayfront views! Glassed-in lanai is tiled and can be used year-round. Turnkey furnished. Amenities include boat docks, 4 pools, fitness center in clubhouse, tennis and deeded beach access. $185,500 MLS#217870


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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. $1,050,000.

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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 loft areas, 3 large 2-car garages. Individually priced for a total 3 million. Widowed owner will consider reasonable offer if the 3 units are purchased together.

Longboat Key Duplex

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.

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

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The winning Hot Tub team — Back Row: Barry Black, Marty Zawatsky, Jack Daly and Tony Waterman; front row: Elaine Geleziunas, Dianne Graham, Jeanette Snyder and Nancy Holden. BY EMILY WALSH Staff Writer

Club Longboat held a mixed-doubles tennis invitational on March 12. Club Longboat loves tennis, but that is not the only thing club members enjoy. The four teams competing were named in honor of the most popular

activities, in addition to tennis, at the club. The four teams comprised of 16 men and 16 women were named Hot Tub, Sunset, Beach Bridge and Bottle Club. The Hot Tub team, captained by Jack Daly, ended the tournament with 8 wins and a total score of 79 over the


Barker and Farrar def. Huntley and Devito, 6-4, 6-2.

Krokenberger, 4-6, 3-6. Johnson and Tendall def. Lehman and Frericksen, 6-1, 4-6, 7-4. Cushman and Israeloff lost to James and Russo, 4-6, 3-6.

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Sarasota Co. Senior Men’s Tennis Leagues LBK Gold vs. Englewood Thursday, March 21 60s — Division 4 Brown and Ronson lost to Kitchner and Crebbins, 5-7, 7-6, 67. Moss and Diecidue def. Thomas and Muncaster, 6-3, 6-1. Rand and Ruff won by forefeit.

Team Buky - Gabe Jr. & Sr. “Waterfront Specialists” Top 2% of Coldwell Banker

Bird Key Yacht Club Sarasota Co. Senior Men’s Tennis Leagues Bird Key vs. Serendipity Tuesday, March 12 Waldheim and Reed def. Breloehr and Katz, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Whitman and McNulty def. Bowman and Potter, 6-1, 6-3.

Sarasota Co. Senior Men’s Tennis Leagues Cedars vs. Jacaranda Gold Thursday, March 21 60s — Division 3 Grisdale and Misali def. Gula and Scherer, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Scher and Bruce def. Jacobson and St. Jean, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6. Eagleton and Compton def. Moore and Burden, 6-1, 6-4.

Women’s Tennis, Intercoastal, Level 3.5 Cedars vs. Plantation — Thursday, March 21 Ierica Matheis and Kay Greiwe def. Jane Janzen and Pat McGowan, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Anne Milne and Norma King def. Eileen Betsy and Renee Zhlers, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3. Janet Bank and Sara Lyter def. Deon Richards and Lorraine Russo, 6-0, 6-1. Lorina Noyles and Pam Eatrides def. Barbara Davis and Jacqui Smith, 6-4, 7-5, 7-6.

EMERALD HARBOR DR.- This 2/3BR Bahama style home is looking for a boat lover who enjoys pool-side entertaining, a sunny southern exposure, a warm wood burning fireplace, privacy and walks on the beach....................................$759,000.

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BAYS BLUFF - This 2BR bay front condo on the 1st floor offers easy access and great location, screened terrace with partial bay view, adjacent to beautiful park, convenient location to arts, theater and restaurants..................................$198,500.

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These upscale properties will not last long at this asking price. Showings taking place and offers being accepted at an open house every day from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

QUEENS HARBOUR - 4,000 sq. ft. 2story Essex plan with 2 master suites, separate guest house and loft. Private setting with lake. $1,125,000.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - 3rd lot from open bay with southern exposure, well built Rutenberg home. 3BR/3BA, city views across open bay. New boat lift & dock...........$879,000.

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UNIVERSITY PARK - Wilton Crescent Courtyard home with separate guest house. Pool has a private southern exposure, sunny all day. $495,000. STONEBRIDGE - Custom 3BR/3BA + den in Palmer Ranch. Fabulous Mexican tile floors, private pool overlooking lake/preserve, huge family room. Open Sunday April 7th 1-4 PM $289,900. RENTALS - Call the office for details. Seaplace 2BR/2BA with gulfview Privateer 2BR/2BA furnished/annual

BAY PALMS - Direct bay front with spectacular water views, 3BR/2BA with nice pool and deck, huge lot approximately 150’x150’...............................................................$1,250,000. PALMA SOLA BAY FRONT - Architecturally significant by Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. 2 fireplaces, 6 decks, 9-1/2 ft. ceiling heights, million dollar views......................$1,249,000. FAIRWAY BAY - Rarely available townhouse with boat dock and water views. Fireplace, new appliances. Tennis, pool & Beach Club................................................................$649,000.

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LONGBOAT KEY TOWER - This well maintained, spacious residence has it all. Steps to white sandy walking beach and azure blue waters of the gulf. Spectacular views from every room, sunrise over the bay to sunsets on the beach and city lights at night. Great location behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club...................................................$669,000.

201 Gulf of Mexico Dr. • Suite 1 • Longboat Key

Sunset team that had 6 wins and a total score of 65. Tippy Brittain organized the event with the help of Tennis Director Don Kaiser. Maybe we should ask the Hot Tub team why the hot tub is one of the most popular activities at Club Longboat! •




Call Larry Shapiro, CRS or Barbara Shapiro, Realtor® 941-388-2135 HOME • 941-388-0392 FAX 941-356-4447 OFFICE

3001 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH, FLORIDA 34217 PHONE: 941-778-6849 TOLL FREE: 800-778-9599




Deal us in

Jump into slam Betty Burk of Orlando questions her partner’s bidding of this hand but not the result. Betty, playing North, opened the bidding with one notrump. (They play 14-16-point notrump.) West overcalled two spades, weak, and Betty’s partner jumped to six diamonds. (He might have used Blackwood in route.) East doubled six diamonds as a Lightner move, discouraging a spade lead. He was right about this, for a spade lead would allow South to succeed in two ways. Take a quick heart discard on the spade king, hoping for clubs to behave, or to cash the diamond king and lead a heart to the jack. East would be end-played in three suits. West led the heart deuce. Dummy’s jack was taken by the queen and East had a problem. He tried to cash the heart ace, and South had no trouble after ruffing and cashing the spade ace. He was able to discard two club losers on dummy’s major suit kings and take a club finesse to make 12 tricks. East might have returned a spade at the second trick, leaving South with work to do after winning the ace. He could still survive, if he chooses to cash the diamond king and ace, take a discard on the spade king and lead the club queen.

by Donna SWAN

Donna Swan is a resident of Longboat Key, an ardent bridge player and an American Contract Bridge League certified director who plays “for the fun of it.”

Winners MERRILL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Saturday, March 16 North-South 1. Claire Brinn and Ruth Colner 2. Eve and Bob Beckerle 3. Nancy and Bob Lurie

Dealer: North Vulnerable: East-West

West ♠652 ♥ 10 8 7 2 ♦ 10 5 4 2 ♣ 10 2

North ♠KJ3 ♥KJ643 ♦A6 ♣Q94

East ♠ Q 10 9 8 7 4 ♥AQ9 ♦ Void ♣K863

South ♠A ♥5 ♦KQJ9873 ♣AJ75

Merrill Duplicate Bridge Club Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Wednesday, March 20 Overall Winners 1. Wolfgang Woslt and Robert Murray 2. Marion and Nat Fine 3. Fiana and Axel Lorish 4. Anna Davis and Rick Davis 5. Gordon Lloyd and Leo Newcombe 6. Joy Server and Robert Caswell Section A, North-South 1. Fran Mann and Mel Weisel 2. Lee Lippe and Joyce Gidwitz 3. Lois and Robert Auerbach East-West 1. Jo and Herb Bruch 2. JoAnne and Ted Van Zandt 3. Diane and Ed Deutch Section B, North-South 1. Norma and Curt Wonnacott 2. Claire Brinn and Lily Bennett 3. Elaine Lieb and Mina Liebowitz (tie) Barbara and Ken Hayes East-West 1. Harriet Deutsch and Gayle Prieser 2. Sally Bunnell and Barbara Eliason 3. Selma Troum and Jane Dean

The Bidding: East 2♠ Double

North 1 NT Pass

South 6♦ All pass

2. Dorrie and Lee Rosenberg 3. Eve and Bob Beckerle East-West 1. Susanne Mosler and Chris Niemann 2. Fern Jaffe and Bern Friedelson 3. Lenore Miller and Joan Sinder Section C, North-South 1. Dorothy Swerling and Elton Yasuna 2. Robert Hazelwood and Wolfgang Wostl 3. Marge and John Callahan East-West 1. Nancy Lamman and Ann Fox 2. Alice and Harris Weston 3. Sue and Joe Levenson

West Pass

Opening lead: 2 ♥ East-West 1. Rema Frankel and Shirley Nushlotz 2. Carolyn Allworth and Irwin Panter 3. Renee Bald and Herb Epstein LONGBOAT KEY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Longboat Island Chapel — Tuesday, March 19 Section A, North-South 1. Robert Schaefer and Tim Lesnik 2. Doris Konecke and Lee Lippe 3. Marge Sagman and Jill Green East-West 1. Jim Brown and Brian Howard 2. Jo and Herb Bruch 3. Judy Goldberg and Dorothy Gordon Section B, North-South 1. Jean Williams and Jordan Hechtman

Duplicate games are held at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Longboat Island Chapel, and at 1 p.m. Saturday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center. Call Larry Auerbach at 758-2017 for additional information. ❑

The Longboat OBSERVER Crossword Edited by Wayne Robert Williams

BIRDS IN MIND By Ed Voile, Gillette, Wyoming 1 6 11 15 19 20 21 22 23 25 27 28 30 31 32 35 38 39 40 42 44 45 47 48 51 53 55 58 61 64 65 67 68 69 70

ACROSS Possible mirages Mother-of-pearl Caspian feeder Fiery gem Drink like a pig Lazybones Call from the crib Medieval weapon Rabble-rousers for the birds? Imaginary eternal flowers Flowering C-in-C's sidekick Like DNA strands Roman deck count Alarm bell Wagner heroine "__ Haw" Hrs. of summer Avian utensils? Half a round trip More like a wallflower Seemingly indifferent people WWII arena Seat for several Chill Agamemnon's father Mahler's "Das Lied von der __" Zoroastrian texts Follow twisters like a bird? Relatives Canine restraints "...have you __ wool?" Spanish province Math-proof letters Buchwald or Garfunkel

71 Not counted among the injured 73 Denali's location 75 GI entertainers 76 __-jongg 77 Stingy 78 Sound sheepish? 79 Jack Russell, e.g. 81 Inhabitant: suff. 82 Dish of nibs? 86 Abilities 87 Croat's neighbor 89 Son-of movie 90 "The Gold Bug" author's inits. 92 Different 93 Mythical bird 95 Oxidized 97 Antigone's uncle 100 Defames 103 Futuristic coif adornment? 105 Begley and Wynn 108 Dickens character 109 Novelist Waugh 111 Creep, as in subservience 112 I.M., the architect 113 Orphan's instant parent 115 Eld 117 Popularity figure 119 State a parallel example 122 Fashionable fake fingernail? 125 Art Deco designer 126 Russian ruler 127 First Ottoman 128 Act the ham 129 X 130 Mind readings? 131 City on the Ruhr 132 Lyricist Carol Bayer __

DOWN 1 Dallas gunman 2 Excuses 3 Naturally illuminated 4 Cogito __ sum 5 Irregularly shaped stain 6 Actress Long 7 Append 8 U-shaped fastener 9 Continues a lease 10 Gaelic tongue 11 Actress Thurman 12 Battering device 13 "__ and the Night Visitors" 14 "Streets of __," McMurtry novel 15 Present starter? 16 Product of a birds' bee? 17 Peloponnesus region 18 Ballerina Collier 24 Atlanta university 26 Coeur d'__, ID 29 Embroidered loops 33 Ethan or Joel of movies 34 Ship's pole 36 Outer edge 37 Seminole chief 41 European peninsula 43 French season 44 Back talk 46 Most certain 48 Deli offerings 49 Pigged out 50 The latest in fowl fashion? 52 Carson's predecessor 54 Fumigates

56 Locomotive engines 57 Sanction 59 Pollex 60 Roman hero 62 Bank payt. 63 Jack London's boat 66 Alternative to a salt cellar 72 Poorly matched 73 Letters on cars 74 Cochineal pigment 78 Amazon city 80 Nice nothing? 83 Timeworn 84 Woundwort 85 Anarchist Nicola 88 Squeeze snake 91 O.T. book 94 Island of the Labyrinth 96 Stray from a topic 98 Fine-grained corundum 99 Catholic community members 100 "Coal Miner's Daughter" star 101 Skater Ito 102 Gracefully slender 104 Clobbers 105 Afterword 106 Mean explicitly 107 Check endorser 110 Delete 114 U.S. leader 116 Reed in the winds 118 Writer Janowitz 120 Chasing game 121 Hesitation sounds 123 Abu Dhabi, et al. 124 Station from Tenn.




Vivian O. Collins, Leesburg, GA

Last Week’s Cryptograms 2. N V H Q K 1. After canapes under the canopy, she had a tiny little can of peas for lunch. 2. Wary Robinson Crusoe, after identifying stealthy intruder at his fort’s back gate, says with relief: “Thank God it’s Friday!”

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U AV D B X B G Z A B P B X N Z Y G J Q K . Harry B. Schultheis, Las Vegas, NV



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Auto Sales & Service

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1993 INFINITI J30, silver, 57K/mi. Excellent condition. New tires & battery. Will sell for $6500. 941-383-7790.

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‘89 JAGUAR Convertible XJS, 40K/mi. Spoke wheels, white/navy leather. Mint cond. Head turner! $15,450. 383-0353.

❈ The total value of articles for sale must not exceed $200 and each article must be priced. ❈ Free-Bee ads must be placed in person, mailed, or faxed by individuals with private addresses and phone numbers. (Sorry, no commercial advertising in the Free-Bee section.)

MERCEDES, 1986 420 SEL. Sunroof, full power. Great condition! $7850. 383-8860.

Auto Transport

LPN/RN EARN $540 every other weekend. Lady w/spinal injury. Three overnights year round. 383-6953.

Boat Slips for Rent/Sale

Boat Charter

Gift Shop & Cafe on Popular Siesta Drive

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 ISLAND UPHOLSTERY. Furniture, ramp. Vacation/long term. Bottom painting. cushions, etc. Repair and restoring Capt. John’s Marina, 792-2620. antiques. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates! 778-4335.  MONTEREY/225 CUDDY Mercruiser, 235/HP, 150/hrs. “On Dock”. Immaculate Antiques cond. $12,000 o/b/o. 387-9084.


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

20’ PONTOON, Riviera Cruiser, 45/HP Mariner. Excellent cond. $2900. 383-4379.

Boat Slips for Rent/Sale 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.

ANTIQUE FURNITURE from France. Top QUIET PROFESSOR seeking live aboard Quality! Cherry armoires, chests of drawers, dockage for 40/foot sailboat with 5/foot draft. arm chairs, clocks and more! Bradenton. 941-518-5510. 941-752-0089,

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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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.

Cleaning Services CLEANING TEAM. Reliable. Reasonable. Dependable. 20/yrs. in business. We DO know what we are doing! 761-2932.


CLEAN WINDOWS, wouldn’t that be nice! I’ll make your glass gleam! Local, license, insured. CHRIS’S WINDOW CLEANING. (941) 725-0399.


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


HAVE A sparkling clean home w/details and quality service. Pet sitter while you are away. Also specializing in organizing your home or office.! Excellent references & experience. 954-2147.








ORIENTAL CARPETS. Great savings! All wool, hand knotted. Many colors, styles & sizes. 941-953-3174. Album available thru e-mail.

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



Alterations/Upholstery ALTERATIONS. WE are proud to provide the BEST alteration service in the Manatee and Sarasota area. We deliver the highest quality of work. PARADISE COIN LAUNDRY, 7466 Cortez Road West, 795-1657.


Business Opportunities

Boat Rentals



RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer. Drive your car to the North and back. References. 941-778-5381

 PERSONAL ASSISTANT. European man offers help with household duties, rides or based on your needs. Dependable & References. Call Lou, 941-539-3953 or 941-953-5184. PERSONAL COMPANION for all your personal appointments, social commitments and travel. Considerate and compassionate assistance is available to help you through your day. Please call 9a.m.-5p.m. (YOUR COMPANION). Janet Dory, 941-924-9279. Pat Newman, 941-923-4301.

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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.

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AUTO TRANSPORT state to state. Insured, professional, N/S driver w/clean record. Reasonable rates. References available. (941) 545-5325.

Adult Care WE ARE looking for elderly couples who need tender loving care in our beautiful, licensed adult family care home with warm atmosphere and great food. Alzheimer patients also admitted. 941-922-8340.

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SPARKLING WINDOW & Office Cleaning. Free estimates, competitive prices! Call Robert, 941-321-2057 or Todd, 941-266-7337.


Cleaning Services

MRS. MAIDS. Want a clean house? Call Mari. Competitive prices. References. Bonded and Insured. 343-0220. KATHY & MIKE’S CLEANING SERVICE. Delivering a standard of excellence for all your interior & exterior cleaning needs. Great rates & references. 722-4358. HOUSE CLEANING by experienced Brazilian ladies. Good references. Free estimates. Please call Kiara 342-4243.

Computer Services IN HOME computer services. Senior friendly, training, installation, trouble shooting. Jules Porchey, The Computer Man. 927-1428.

THURSDAY APRIL 4, 2002 23C Furniture LLOYD FLANDERS all weather wicker furniture from Robb & Stucky. Like new, was never outdoors: 2/reflection loveseats, 1/end or couch table, 1/plant table. Paid: $2351.08. Sell: $775. 753-9537.

Golf GOLF LESSONS, by the hour or series. Call Carol, USGTF Professional. 941-779-2429.

Health Services MASSAGE THERAPY Marty Roca (941) 587-9690 Lic. #MA32116

Items Under $200

GLASS DINING room set: 40x60, beveled EXPERIENCED PAINTER specializing in glass table on 2/faux stone pedestals +4 interiors. Many local references. Ask for jade green Parsons chairs. Great cond., Tom, 321-3641. $200. 387-7353. ✦ GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT & PAPER BBQ, BIG cast iron smoker, $60. 2/Quality SERVICES. Int./ext. painting, pressure table lamps, $70. Collector’s wall plate, $20. washing, wallpaper & faux painting. We Glasses, plates, kitchen utensils, $25 the lot. spray wicker. Prompt, reliable service at Woolen blanket, $10. Bed linen set, $10. reasonable rates! Lic./Ins. Call Kevin. 388-5245. 778-2996 or Cell 704-7115. FIESTA WARE, platters, 1/yellow 383-1659.

1950’s. saucer,

3/Turquoise $50 o/b/o.

Landscaping & Lawn Services


✦ ✦ ✦ COMPUTER COACH. I will teach you in your own home & at your own pace. Please call Elinor. 951-6145.

Help Wanted


ATTENTION: WORK From Home $500-$7000/mo. Free Booklet., 800-905-3652.

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.

Licensed and insured. Call 388-3177 for a complete complimentary analysis of your HOA and CONDO Association requirements. Administrative - Financial - Physical

♥ LORD’S WAREHOUSE RESALE SHOP. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK. ‘84 Jaguar, sealed bids, clothes, furniture, housewares. Huge Sales! Open Mon., Weds. & Sat. 9a.m.-3p.m. 383-4738.

Ask for John Bopp 388-3177 or email:

DIGITAL PIANO, Yamaha Clavinova CVP 65, rose wood cabinet and bench, $2250. 795-8849.

Crushed Shell

2/KAYAKS, VALLEY PINTAIL Sea Kayaks, made in Nottingham, England. Canoe, Mohawk Nova 16. Trek Bicycle, 720 multitrack. Mitsubishi TV, 40”, direct view TV w/stand. Sleigh bed, king size, oyster rattan from Robb & Stucky. 5/Piece bedroom set, oyster leather/formica from Robb & Stucky. Prices negotiable. Call 941-349-7606.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Hauling: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775, cell 720-0770. GILLIS & GILLIS ENTERPRISES. Crushed, washed shell, top soil, landscaping service. We install shell driveways. Serving Sarasota & The Keys since 1978. Fully licensed & insured. 941-753-2954.


Items Under $200

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 and Deep Tissue massages. In-home visits available. 753-7766 Lic. #MA34584.

Miscellaneous Wanted MILITARY ITEMS. Any period, any country, one or one hundred items. Cash paid by collector. Don, 907-3777.

Moving Services   DUNBAR’S MOVING. One item or household. Lowest prices around, 25/years experience. Specializing in antiques. Free estimates! 755-8108.

NORDIC TRACK Ski Machine w/videos, $150. Brass coat tree, $20. Ceramic sheep dog, $15. 383-3322.


PRIVATE NURSING. Give your loved ones (1) BRAND NEW FULL ORTHOPEDIC BEVELED GLASS table top, 48”x48” the care they deserve. A Holistic approach mattress set. Still in plastic, $130. Can w/rounded corners, 3/8” thick, light smoke nursing your mind, body and spirit. deliver. 232-2544. 365-0871. color, new, in carton, $75. 383-7092.

mission frame. 9/Layer foam mattress. Still in 2/SILVER WALL sculptures. Western box. Cost, $525. Sell, $325. Can deliver. Series, signed by artist, $50/ea. 2/Pewter 941-761-2344. figurines, collectibles, $40/ea. 388-9863. DISPLAYED, but never used, MODEL HOME FURNITURE: 4-piece bedroom suite, $259; sofa & love seat, $399; queen bed set, $199; full bed set, $159; twin bed set, $129; daybed complete w/pop-up trundle & 2 mattresses, $285; Futon and frame, $199. Delivery available. Builders, 753-7118.

WOOD, OFF white/cream dining table w/4 armed upholstered chairs on casters. Clean, ex. cond., $175. 792-9543. PERSONAL COMPUTER cart w/keyboard shelf, cornerstone cherry, never used, $100. 955-6060.

Professional Services

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


COMPUTER DESK, white washed oak. Like new, $45. 387-7569.

(1) BRAND NEW QUEEN ORTHOPEDIC LEATHER RECLINER, green, great cond., plush mattress set. Still in plastic, $120. Can no rips or worn areas, $100. Glass dining deliver. 232-2544. table, 36x60 w/glass base, good cond., FUTON. ALL oak, honey finish, no metal, $100. 794-5592.

PERSONAL SECRETARY/ASSISTANT, at home privacy. Will sort mail, write checks, balance checkbook, make appointments, file and more. References available. 504-1743. COUPLE, RELIABLE & dependable, looking for housekeeping position in a private residence. Live-in. Florida drivers license. 955-3745.

For your convenience, I come to you!

Items For Sale

Positions Wanted

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.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE Training. Is your computer misbehaving? Will train your computer to listen to you! Special $15/hour. FREE ADVICE. 545-7508.

USE YOUR COMPUTER as easy as your telephone. In home certified professional teacher. ☛ BRADENTON SOFTWARE company 40/yrs. experience. 383-5372. seeking trainer/support person w/vacation rental property management experience. (Bookkeeping, reservations or manager). If Condo Management you have experience in the vacation rental industry, are a good computer user and like to travel 1 week out of the month, we will RESORT PROPERTIES, INC. train you for this position. E-mail resume to: COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGERS ESTABLISHED 1990

Painting & Wallpapering


(1) BRAND NEW KING PILLOW TOP PASTEL PAINTING. Interior/exterior, neat, mattress set. Still in plastic, $250. Can YAMACA CHINA, service for 12, many extra reasonable. Wallpaper/wallpaper removal. service pieces, $100. 371-6486. deliver. 232-2544. Supplying LBK clients w/over 12 years experience & customer service. Insured. NEW, HORSCHOW hand carved entry TUXEDO CUMBERBUN & vest, $15. Paul Passanant. 366-9434. bench, 38”Wx20”Dx44”H w/storage. Too Cannon ELPH Jr. Camera, $30. 2/Russian large for space. Cost $499 plus freight. Best Stack Dolls, $20/ea. 2/Persian Lacquer boxes, $30/ea. 4/X-Large Fiesta Ware ☛ ☛ P.B. PAINTING & TILE. 20/years offer. 383-1947. serving platters, $7/ea. 2/Fiesta Ware salt experience. Excellent References. Free RATTAN PECAN recliner. New, beautiful, and pepper shakers, $7/set. 1/Fiesta Ware Estimates. Call Pete, 387-3067. from Pamaro Shops, not used, $299. Creamer set, $7/set. 362-3353. TINY ELVIS PAINTING. Applying non-toxic 383-1509. SCHWINN BIKES - Collegiate Model, male finishes to your most cherished spaces. Fully ENTERTAINMENT CENTER. Light mauve, and female, Sport, 3/speed. $100/ea. licensed, insured. 377-2190. 383-6086. good condition, $500 o/b/o. 383-4440. VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, pressure cleaning, (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN PILLOW TOP PAIR OF exquisite decorator quality rare interior/exterior, mattress set. Still in plastic, $150. Can copper door knockers - unable to utilize. wallpaper. Island references. The originals since 1984 - Dan or Bill. 795-5100. deliver. 232-2544. $100/ea. or $175/for both. 388-3238.

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.


Remodeling & Home Improvements 

 CERAMIC TILE Supplied and Installed

Best pricing on all brand name CARPETING & LAMINATES. “Why pay retail” 10 Years Island Resident CHAMBER MEMBER “We take care of our neighbors” STEVE ALLEN FLOOR COVERING 383-5381 726-1802





JOE UNGVARSKY Construction. Remodeling contractors. In-house plan design. State licensed and insured. #CRC035261. Many island references. 778-2993.

Answers for this week’s crossword




Remodeling & Home Improvements



Condos & Homes For Sale



  BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof repair specialists! Re-roofs! New roofs! Tile Replacement! All work guaranteed! RC004206. 941/366-9606. Roommates Wanted LUXURY APARTMENT, Sunset Towers. 1BR, bath, dressing room. Owner seldom there. Waterfront, $1000/mo. 955-4445 or Lido Beach, 1BR, $700/mo. 266-1078.

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

Commercial Rentals & Sales

PROPERTY CARETAKER. I will look after your residential, rental or commercial property, whether you are at home or away, in terms of security, regular upkeep, light maintenance, etc. Dependable. References. Call 778-7462.

Superior Storefront Exceptional exposure, one of a kind location, possible owner financing, 950+/-sq.ft. $550,000 Leases available. The Corner of Circle Building Hugh value, south & west exposure, 6000sq.ft., 2/story, long term tenants, great parking. $1,999,999 Glenn Callaghan Broker/Salesman Re/Max Properties (941) 954-5454


YOUR Services ad here! Call 383-5509

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

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BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA END UNIT W/PEEK OF THE GULF, CLOSE TO BEACH AND POOL, NICELY FURNISHED, TILE THROUGHOUT, LARGER SUNNY DECK. $387,500 NOW $372,500 Coldwell Banker, Linda Paskovich, (941) 383-6411 Cell 504-0601 BAYPORT BEACH AND TENNIS CLUB. For sale by owner. Bright, airy 1600ft. condo in tropical setting. Steps from beach and Olympic size pool. Also, 4/Har-Tru tennis courts, fitness center, fishing pier and great clubhouse. Turnkey furnished, $400,000. To see, call 387-2200.

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SARASOTA HARBOR EAST, 55+. Full bay views w/breathtaking sunrises & sunsets, 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, 30’ boat dock. $279,000. 941-504-9282 or 941-952-9282.





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.

DEV DOYNO, REMAX GULFSTREAM DIRECT GULF FRONT w/Bay views. This 941-744-1811 exquisite unit has it all. Totally remodeled, 2BR/2BA in building w/pool, clubhouse and exercise room. Manager on site. Rush, this is a beauty. Reduced for quick sale, WINDING OAKS Villa! Beautiful 3BR/3BA, $485,000. Bridget Spiess, 720-6304/day, one of Longboat Key’s most coveted villas! Features include: garden atrium, family 383-6304/evenings. Coldwell Banker. room, top-of-the-line kitchen w/Corian counter tops. Vaulted ceilings & fireplace, extended deck w/electric roll-out awnings SUNSET TOWERS offers room for hot tub & overlooks panoramDOWNTOWN BY RITZ ic water views. Shows like a model! Priced to #103 sell at $675,000. Call for a private showing today! Betty Olen a/h 925-4169 (pages me). 2BR/2BA, SPLIT PLAN, 3RD LEVEL, PRUDENTIAL CASCADE REALTY. GARAGE, BAY VIEW. $349,500 BAY ISLES. Gorgeous canal front pool (CALL FOR PRIVATE VIEWING) home, 3BR/2BA, 3271 Bayou Sound. $899,000. Wayne & Penny Sanders, KING & COMPANY 923-5895. Michael Saunders & Company. 388-1288 OR CELL: 266-1078 LBK, SPECTACULAR Gulf view, among million dollar condos. Extensively renovated, 2BR/2BA. $675,000. Call Joe Albano at FOR SALE by owner. Spanish Main Yacht Rose Enterprises of Sarasota. 302-3400. Club, 2BR/2BA, renovated, unattached villa. New tile and carpet. Canal front w/boat dock. CHARMING BIRD KEY garden home near Yacht Club. 4BR/4BA, and a large $310,000. 383-0034. pool. Lanai area ideal for entertaining. Fax owner at 941-951-6608, or e-mail to 3BR CANALFRONT. Bring your boat! Steps to beautiful beaches and nature preserve. Best deal on Key - won’t last at $294,900. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! Country Club Shores. (Below Appraisal) 725-2826. Brokers Beachside cottage just steps to the Gulf from protected. deeded beach easement. Turnkey designer

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CEDARS EAST TOWNHOUSE 802 Evergreen Way Open 4/7 from 1-4p.m. TURNKEY FURNISHED 2BR/2.5BA Newer Anderson windows WITH PEEK AT BAY Immediate Occupancy $259,900 REENY KANEY AND LINDA MENKE REMAX PROPERTIES 954-5454 $219,900, 2BR/2BA. Longboat Key Villa. New ceramic, low condo fees, deeded beach access. Unit shows great, enclosed bonus room. A real must see! Dennis Girard, 941-809-0041. Central Park Realty Corp. LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/2BA, nestled to a private nature preserve. Updated carpets, cabinets, beach access, boat docks, so much more! Being offered at $249,900. Kelly Belisle, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0036.


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26C THURSDAY APRIL 4, 2002 Condos & Homes For Sale  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. SUNSETS ON SARASOTA BAY DOWNTOWN BY THE RITZ 3BR/3BA +LIBRARY. NEW, NEVER OCCUPIED, 2/CAR GARAGE, LUXURY APPOINTMENTS, MARBLE FLOORS, GOURMET KITCHEN, HUGE BALCONY. $825,000 320-6201



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LBK, GRAND BAY, premiere community. WATERFRONT, 1BR. Quiet, mature setting, 2BR/2BA penthouse, furnished w/wrap beach/boating, $795/mo. 383-2819. around terrace. Spectacular views of Sarasota Bay and skyline. 2/Garage parking, LIDO BEACH, furnished 2BR, $1100/mo. 24/hr. security, $2600/mo. (941) 387-1336, Efficiency, $490/mo. (407) 805-0540. E-mail: BIRD KEY, bay front. Contemporary 3BR/2BA, beautiful, furnished or unfurnishBAY VIEW, 2BR/2BA. One Watergate, ed, heated pool, dock, very private, unfurnished, steps to the Ritz. $1700/mo. $4500/mo. 941-955-4886. No pets. 373-0302.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, 4BR/2BA. 2BR/1.5BA WATERFRONT townhouse. Pool, dock, remodeled. Rent or lease Available May 1. Unfurn., small pet okay. w/option to buy. $2800/mo. 374-6254. NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. Two beauti- First, last, security. Recently renovated. 3BR/2BA LBK. Steps to Longboat’s widest ful wooded 1/2 acre lots for sale in Sapphire $900/mo. 941-356-2659. Valley, NC. Adjoining greenbelt with lovely L’ELEGANCE. 2BR/2.5BA +den, waterfront, and most beautiful beaches! Quaint, tropical setting. $1500/mo. 725-2826 or 387-3366. stream. Close to Cashiers and Highlands. beautiful! Furn. or unfurn., $2800/mo. Prefer to sell together. Utilities in place. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES. 3BR/3BA, Amenities include golf, water sports, tennis canal, pool, pet OK, unfurnished, $2400/mo. LARGE LBK home, 2-3BR, 2/full baths, study, living room, family room, large yard, and skiing. $39,500 for both. Call 346-0459. ST. ARMANDS TOWER. 2BR/2BA, beauti- 2/car garage, bay views, animals ful, furnished, $1800/mo. considered. 387-7267. BANYAN BAY. 3BR/3BA, bay view, furn. Rentals: Annual $2500/mo. Rentals: L’AMBIANCE IN Longboat Key Club, LIDO HARBOUR SOUTH. 2BR/2BA, Gulf Seasonal & Vacation 2BR/3BA w/den, floor to ceiling windows, view, unfurnished, $1300/mo. exquisitely furnished, high floor w/sweeping PRESIDENTIAL. 2BR/2BA, pool, view, views of bay, Gulf, City, sunrise and furnished, close to beach! $1400/mo. sunset. Concierge, tennis, fitness, pool. ST. ARMANDS TOWER. 2BR/2BA, close to Circle, unfurnished, $1400/mo. 203-227-0500.

SIESTA KEY penthouse, 3BR/3BA. On Gulf, SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, free standing totally renovated, private beach area, fishing 2BR/2BA villa. Enclosed lanai, laundry room, pier. $698,000. 941-346-1662. carport, turnkey furnished, beach & bay access, community pool & docks. Also LONGBOAT’S BEST BUY! 2BR/2BA, 2nd available seasonally. 383-8860. floor end unit, completely updated, covered parking. All amenities. $249,900. Town & NEWLY REMODELED 2BR/2BA canal front Shore Realty, 383-3840. Betty Johnson, home. Fireplace, sun deck, 2/car garage, 383-3844. W/D hookups. $1800/mo. Wedebrock Real Estate Company. (941) 383-5886. BEAUTIFUL BAYPORT BEACH & TENNIS CLUB, 3BR, Gulf view, many upgrades & LIDO BEACH house, 2BR/1BA. Cute and built-ins, 3/privacy gardens, alarm systems, super clean, furnished, new carpet, paint and hurricane shutters, $650,000. To receive appliances. $1195/mo. 407-805-0540 or details, call 383-2867. 407-417-4188.


CANAL FRONT, 3BR/2BA. Screened pool, ✓ COUNTRY CLUB SHORES. Beautifully boat dock, fireplace. Partial Bay view. remodeled 3BR/2BA w/pool. On canal, $379,000. Vincent, 383-8860. A. Paradise 7/min. walk to beach. No smoking $2950/mo. E-MAIL: TPTERESA9@CS.COM Realty. 383-6193. OR $239,900. 2BR/2.5BA, 1,500sq.ft. Longboat COUNTRY CLUB SHORES. 4th house from 716-510-5734 Key Townhouse, furnished, garage, great bay, 3BR/2BA. Furnished or unfurnished. rental program. Only 12/years old. Tennis Annual $2800/mo. or seasonal $4200/mo. LONGBOAT KEY. Bay and beach, 3BR/2BA and Pro shop on site. Dennis Girard, Central Available April 1, 2002. Call 383-6304. house w/dock, steps from beach. Available Park Realty Corp. 941-809-0041. for 1/yr., Aug. or Sept., 02 through Aug. or $299,900. YES, imagine nothing but ocean.  WATERFRONT CONDO, downtown. Sept., 03. Furnished, caged heated spa and Direct Gulf views on Longboat Key. Furn., Awesome Gulf and bay views. Luxurious pool, fireplace, cars, computer, cable, etc. freshly painted, new ceramic. Shop and 2BR/2BA w/generous closets and new Great neighbors. Kids and pets OK. compare. Dennis Girard, 941-809-0041. appliances. 24/hr. security, garage parking $4800/mo. 36/Ft. Jeanneau sailboat also Central Park Realty. and boat slip. $1800/mo. 924-7675. available for same time, $1000/mo. if with house. 941-383-8339. CEDARS EAST, 2BR/2.5BA. Bay view. Lots & Acreage For Sale Seasonal or Annual. (1/2 monthly rental NORTH PORT, by owner, 25’x80’. Buildable amount of other units) $2300/mo. 954-3633. EN PROVANCE. Direct Gulf front, fantastic community. Outstanding unit, 4BR/4BA, lot, great location! $6200/Make offer. family room, fireplace, summer kitchen, 2/car LONGBOAT KEY, large 1/BR. Great Gulf 358-1745. views, heated pool, private beach, new garage, butler’s pantry, and much more. LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE, single family carpet and paint. $795/mo. FREE water & APPOINTMENT ONLY, $7000/mo. lot. Boat dock, community pool. New 9/unit cable. (941) 320-7099. DOWNTOWN - THE CONDOMINIUMS @ subdivision on 6.53/acres. Plans avail. THE RITZ CARLTON, 11th floor, stunning Carol Williams, Broker, Smith REALTORS, ☛ GOLDEN GATE POINT BAYFRONT, bay/Gulf views, hardwood floors, office/den, (941) 778-0777 or 744-0700/eves. dock available. Gracious and elegant upscale everything. 3BR/3BA, wet bar. 2BR/2BA, unfurnished condo. Pristine Amenities that ONLY the RITZ can offer, condition, W/D, $1800/mo. 587-1122 or $6900/mo. LARGE VILLAGE LOT FOR SALE 544-1006. 100’ FRONTAGE 105’ DEPTH JENNETTE & ROSSI, INC. HUGHES STREET. REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT CANAL FRONT home, North End Longboat RON JOHNSON 953-6000 Key. Deeded beach access, boat dock 387-7136 and ramp. A must see dream home! (813) 832-4805. ATTENTION BOATERS. 5/Acre lots just 1 1/2/miles from boat launch on Manatee LBK, BAY ISLES. Spacious newly redecoRiver, 7/miles Exit 43. $99,900/ea. rated executive villa, 2500/sq.ft., Harbour BIRD KEY. Spacious 3BR/2BA UF home. Oaks Dr. 3BR/2.5BA, family room w/island Screened pool, 2/car garage, view of LandVest. 941-371-9799. kitchen, large lanai overlooking lagoon. Sarasota Bay. $3200/mo. Application and Convenient to shops, walk to Marina fee required. Wedebrock Real Estate Mobile Homes and Restaurant. Private beach access. Company, (941) 383-5886. MOBILE HOME, 1BR/2BA. Sleeps 6, room Pet considered. By owner. $2800/mo. SARASOTA HARBOR EAST, 55+. Full for 2nd bedroom. Remodeled kitchen/bath, 941-366-0908, e-mail: bay views w/breathtaking sunrises & open patio, 300ft. from beach & Marina. LIDO BEACH. Special low rates through sunsets, 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, LBK, $34,500. 941-387-2021. December! Efficiency/1BR available from 30’ boat dock. $2000+ utilities/mo. $600/mo. (941) 388-2590. 941-504-9282 or 941-952-9282.

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300 YARDS to Longboat’s finest beach. Charming cottage on double lot. 2BR/2BA, lowest price west of GMD, $399,000. Open Weds.-Sun., 1-3p.m. or appointment. 411 North Shore Road. Brokers welcome. 795-5404.

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CONDO W/SLIP, 2BR/2BA, second floor, glassed front overlooking beautiful water and island view w/wildlife for nature lover’s delight. Walk-in closets, fireplace, cable, heated pool and covered parking. Dock w/power, water, lights and dock box. Short canal end is in sight of Longboat Pass to Gulf. Excellent storm protection. Quiet and safe. West Bradenton/Tidy Island area. Non-smokers, no pets, adults only. Annual lease $900/mo. 941-794-1604. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, 3BR/2BA on deep water canal. Annual, unfurnished. $3000/mo. Call Hanly & Associates Realty, 388-2331.

LBK, AQUARIUS condo. Next to Colony, second floor, on beach, unobstructed view of Gulf all rooms, 2BR/2BA, lanai, pool, exercise room, turnkey. Avail. immediately Owner, 941-366-5936.

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WHITNEY BEACH. Gulf side, 1/br condo, sleeps 4. Pool, tennis courts. Non-smokers, 1/mo. minimum. Avail. May & August through November. Owner direct rental savings. (314) 995-9965. SANDS POINT, 3BR/2BA, 1900/sq.ft., on beach, pool, 3rd floor. March, April, & May, 2003. $12,000 total. 716-759-6029. BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA. TKF, across street from Gulf. 1/mo. min. Avail.: June 1-Nov. 30, $1900/mo.; Dec. $3400. 770-671-0338. PLAYERS CLUB, 2003 season. 2BR/2BA +sunroon. Completely renovated granite marble, designer finished. Gulf views from every room. 3/mo. min. (716) 759-6799 Cell: (716) 984-3321. 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. SEAPLACE - SPECIAL! April & May (2/mo.) 2BR/2BA, first floor, beach, pools, tennis. Call for special rates. 630-690-2040. LIDO BEACH condo. Gulf view, 1BR/1BA, designer furnished. Seasonal 3/mo. min., $3000/mo. Annual $1800/mo. 374-6254. LBK, STUNNING Key West style home in private enclave. Bright, airy w/vaulted tongue-in-groove ceiling. Enjoy glorious sunsets from private rooftop sun deck. Deeded beach access directly across the street. Great mid-Key location: bike or walk to Publix, shopping, tennis center. Gulf views from spacious master suite w/loft sitting area. Guest bedroom suite, 3rd bed/den and additional full bath, dumbwaiter and elevator. Private pool and spa w/outdoor shower. Gas fireplace. Furnished. 2/Car garage and plenty of storage for your toys. Non-smoking please. Animals considered. Available April thru Dec., 2002 ($4000/mo.), Jan. through April, 2003 ($9000/mo.). Annuals considered. (941) 387-8315 or e-mail:

DOWNTOWN MAINLAND BAYFRONT. Next to Ritz, One Watergate, 10th floor, bay views from all rooms, 2BR/2BA, unfurnished. Large balcony, secured building, connected garage. No pets or smoking. $1950/mo. ☛ NEXT SEASON, NOV.-MAY, 2003. 953-3575. St. Armands Towers South, 9th floor. Direct Gulf view from all large rooms, 2BR/2BA, BAYFRONT PENTHOUSE NEXT TO THE fully furnished, elegant, 42’ balcony, pool, RITZ! Luxury 2BR/2BA, with walls of sauna. 4/mo. $3500/mo., 6/mo. $2650/mo. windows. Furnishings available. 914-1055. Cell: (305) 793-0975, Eves: (305) 665-1772.


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ST. ARMANDS, 3BR/2BA private home w/pool. Available April 6. Call Florida Vacation Connection at 941-387-9709 or preview “Holiday Paradise” at

LBK, CANAL ranch, 3BR/2BA, pool, garage. Avail. Dec., 2002, Jan./Feb./March, 2003. $9500. 1-800-821-5073/9897504.

☛ ☛ BEACHPLACE, DIRECT beachfront, 2BR/2BA. Available starting April, 2002. (216) 881-3232 or (440) 247-3207. FURNISHED 2BR/2BA. Tropical garden setting, immaculate, 1/block from Lido Beach, 5/min. walk to Circle. April 1st. to Aug. 15th. $2000/mo., includes utilities. 388-6419.

LIDO - EFFICIENCY. Very reasonable. Monthly or yearly. No Lease. Steve, 388-2628.

BEACHPLACE. BEAUTIFUL direct Gulf front 2BR/2BA condo. Available Nov. thru April, 2 or 3/mo. min. stay required. 847-913-4562. LIDO BEACH vacation paradise. 1 & 2 bedroom condos overlooking beautiful Lido Beach. Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental condo. 388-1404. PLAYERS CLUB, Longboat. 2BR/2BA, Gulf view, $5775/mo. DeNAVAREZ, Longboat House, 3BR/2BA, canal, pool, $4500/mo. * Many other 2003 seasonal rentals available! Visit our web site... COLDWELL BANKER LISA SNOW 388-5532 LIDO KEY, spacious 2BR/2BA villa. Fully furnished, spotlessly clean, quiet. Available February & March, 2003, $3300/mo. Your home away from home! 612-379-8285.


ST. ARMANDS Circle. Kingston Arms Condominiums. Newly renovated and furnished 2BR/2BA unit, heated pool, steps to beach and shopping. No pets, no smoking. Available Sept. through Dec., 2002 ($1700/mo.) and Jan. through April, 2003 ($2900/mo. (770) 226-0955 or e-mail: LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/2BA. Beachfront. Available for 2003: Nov./Dec./April: $3600; Jan./Feb./March: $4100/mo. Price reduction w/multiple month rental. Near Diplomat, 3rd floor unit, elevator, fully furnished, pool. Very quiet, beautiful views. No smokers, no pets. (910) 822-4096 or TRITON COVE/LBK. Sophisticated, upscale home on quiet enclave of 5/homes. Turnkey, 3BR/3BA, designer furnished, gourmet kitchen, large master suite. Private pool/spa, steps to beach. $5500/mo. Available May through October, 2002. 941-914-0606.

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Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

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.

SEAPLACE, 2BR/1BA, 2003 Season. 3-4/mo. Full amenities, fully furnished, garden view. No smokers. No pets. Owner. 770-509-7419.

BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA. Upstairs end unit, close to beach and pool, larger sunny deck. 1/mo. min. Available May through Dec., $2200/mo. Avail. Jan. through April, 2003. Linda Paskovich, 941-504-0601.

LBK, AQUARIUS condo. Next to Colony, second floor, on beach, unobstructed view of Gulf all rooms, 2BR/2BA, lanai, pool, exercise room, turnkey. Avail. immediately. Owner, 941-366-5936.

BANYAN BAY Club. 3.5BR/3BA. Bayfront. (843) 883-3496/

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ANNUAL, LBK, 1BR/1BA, second floor or SEAPLACE CONDO available 2002/2003 higher, non-smoking adult. $800-$900/mo. Season. Minimum rental 4/mos. except 2/year lease. 941-685-5320. 2/mos. rental would be acceptable for Nov. & Rentals Out-Of-State Dec., 2002. 309-359-5001 or E-mail: to: NORTHERN MICHIGAN summer rental.

Charming 3 bedroom (1 on first floor) 2 bathSANDS POINT - Inside Longboat Key Club, rooms. Victorian farmhouse on large lot in 1500/sq.ft. condo. 1.5BR/1.5BA apartment Boyne City, located few blocks from downon Gulf. 3/mo. min. 2003 Season, $3200/mo. town and the beach on Lake Charlevoix. “85% Repeat Guests” (516) 922-6033. Excellent condition in and out. Great living “INTENTIONALLY BETTER” ON THE Gulf w/pool. 1BR condo, sleeps 4. and dining room, 2 1/2-car garage. Large Nicely furnished, cable, phone, full kitchen, laundry room and much more. Completely living, dining area, W/D in building. Monthly furnished. $1500/mo. w/3 month minimum. Less for additional months, monthly expensor May through Jan. $1200/mo. 351-5101. es extra. Pictures or showing available. Call LIDO BEACH. In garden setting. Close to 941-383-5730 or 586-263-2307. LONGBOAT KEY, Beachplace, 3BR/2BA. beach. 3/Units in building w/yard. Studio, 1 Waterfront Property Walk down unit, beautiful view. Available and 2 bedroom apartments. Nicely furnished. Tile throughout. Laundry room. Available BAYFRONT CONDO. Spectacular view of Aug., Sept., Oct., 2002. Call Bridgette at April to December. 383-0244 or e-mail: bay and Casey Key. Like new, 2BR/2BA 989-792-4630 or 989-797-4644. +den and lanai, 3/car garage. By owner. LIDO BEACH, 3BR/2BA, newly remodeled & LONGBOAT KEY CLUB, behind the gates. $425,000. 266-5357 or 966-9466. furnished home. Across the street from 3BR/3BA, on Gulf, gorgeous sunsets, 3/mo. beach, walk to St. Armands. 955-0110 or minimum. (201) 784-8356. ISLANDER CLUB, 2BR/2BA, 1550sq.ft. Don’t Forget!!  LBK, BEACHPLACE condo, 1st. floor, Tennis, pool, exercise room. 2/mo. min. 2BR/2BA. May thru Dec., 2002 only. Available Dec./Jan./Feb. (2002-2003). Covered parking, Olympic pool, fitness 383-5393. center, spa. Non-smokers. By owner. for Classifieds is (941) 383-1884. LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/2BA. Beautifully renovated w/granite. On the beach! Available ST. ARMANDS, 2BR/2BA, decorator March, 2002, $4000/mo. Also, weekly rentals furnished condo. Steps to beach, all throughout 2002. 859-441-6896. amenities. Available April through Dec., BEACHPLACE, BY owner. Large 2BR/2BA, $1200/mo. 359-6504 or 730-4465. redecorated. Call owner 383-5189. 4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 34228


SPANISH MAIN Y.C., 2BR/1BA villa. Lake view, pool, beach access, 2002/2003 season, 3/mo. min. 941-378-1667 or 262-251-4739, after 4/6.

NEXT SEASON, Nov.-April. Westchester, mid-Key, 2BR/2BA, 2/balconies overlooking Gulf, beautifully furnished, 2/pools. Non-smokers. No pets. 3/month min. $4500/mo. 863-646-1491.

6701 GULF of Mexico Dr., unit 320. Large 1BR/1BA, on the pool, on the beach w/special patio garden off master bedroom AVAILABLE FOR THE (2003) SEASON suite. For lease, $3800/mo. Broker/Owner *Three (3) MONTH MINIMUM REQUIRED* Tony Everett, The Tony Everett Co. Lic. R.E. Broker. 813-629-6260 or 813-839-5000. GRAND BAY, building #4, 2BR/2.5BA w/den, amazing views, $7000/mo. LONGBOAT KEY. Luxury villa, 2BR/2BA, THE ATRIUM, 5th floor, 2BR/2.5BA w/den, 2000sq.ft., fully furnished/all amenities. $5500/mo. HARBOUR TOWERS, Beach, 3/pools, health club, tennis & boat LONGBOAT docks. Availability flexible, 12/02-5/03, 2BR/2BA, direct Gulf front, $4000/mo. GATE, penthouse, 2BR/2BA, 3/mo. min. Also, 6/02-10/02, 1/mo. min. SEA $5000/mo. (773) 871-8721. ISLANDER CLUB, 2 & 3/BR units available. ☛ LBK, NORTHSHORE RD. Fabulous SEAPLACE UNITS, garden and mid rise building from $3000/mo. waterfront setting, steps from nicest ST. ARMANDS TOWERS, 2BR/2BA, bay & beach, dock to fish from, 1BR/1BA partial Gulf view, $5000/mo. condo. $1700/mo. or $1500/mo. season. **DOWNTOWN** The RITZ CARLTON, (603) 595-8681. fabulous 2BR/2BA, $8500/mo. AT THE “RITZ”, stunning 1BR/1.5BA, ST. ARMANDS. Exquisite turnkey furnished $6000/mo. 2BR/2BA cottage, pool, +screened lanai, STILL AT THE “RITZ”, amazing 2BR/2BA walk beach/Circle. May 1 through Dec. 15 w/den, $9000/mo. and 2002, 2003 season. (941) 388-2524. JENNETTE & ROSSI, INC. REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT SEAPLACE, 2-3BR/2BA. Newly decorated 941-953-6000 & updated ground floor unit w/large terrace. Avail. April through Dec., 2/mo. minimum. 941-366-0030.


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A PLACE OF INTIMATE COASTAL CHARM WITH TWO ENCHANTING WAYS TO LIVE. Choose from 6 single-family courtyard homes or 8 mid-rise beachfront condominiums. A beach garden, pool, spa and private cabanas, all in a magical place by the sea.

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Recalling the charm of traditional seaside architecture, six exquisitely private single-family homes are nestled behind the gates featuring up to 5,000 square feet of indoor spaces, hidden courtyards, flowering pool gardens, summer kitchens and outdoor fireplaces. All steps from the beach.

Behind the gates, where the meandering Banyan tree marks the entrance along with the gentle passage of time, eight elegant condominium residences are tucked at the edge of the sand overlooking the calm blue waters and golden sunsets of the Gulf of Mexico.



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