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Jacobson’s undergoes liquidation BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Jacobson’s, a St. Armands Circle anchor since 1969, is going out of business. On July 25, Federal Bankruptcy Court ordered the Michigan-based Jacobson’s Stores Inc. to sell its assets, which included 23 stores in six states, either by auction or going-out-of-business sales. The liquidation sales started the next day. “Time has run out for Jacobson’s,” said spokesperson Frederick Marx. “After over 100 years, this company will be thanking its employees, customers and also the communities and retiring with dignity.” Jacobson’s was founded in 1868. Robert Meer, the manager of the Jacobson’s on St. Armands Circle, declined to comment as to the fate of the local department store.

Key intrigue It’s read everywhere — even in a war zone! This picture sent in by “Mr. X,” a Longboat Key resident, certainly got our attention. Longboaters are always terrific about sending in pictures of their Longboat Observers in exotic vacation locales, but this has to be a first. Here is what “Mr. X” related about his intriguing photo: “Longboat Key resident Mr. X reads an item in The Longboat Observer to an Afghan Freedom Fighter during a brief lull in the War on Terrorism.” Wow! We are impressed — and Xtremely curious.

But the attorney for Jacobson’s, Sheldon S. Toll, said sales should be complete by Sept. 30. “The liquidation may take longer in some stores and shorter in others.” Court records show Jacobson’s is not paying rent for the Sarasota store, located at 443 John Ringling Boulevard. The owners of the $2.8 million property are listed as Frank and Lois Appleby. Toll filed an objection to the landlord’s request for payment in May. He argued that the landlord is an “unsecured creditor,” who “does not have a right to adequate protection.” The lease for the St. Armands store is up for auction, along with 11 other leases, at

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The entire line of merchandise at Jacobson’s is on sale as the company liquidates its assets.


Longboat trains lifesaver Good thing the revenue manager at the Hilton, Haydee Fernandez, brushed up on her CPR skills at the Longboat Key Fire Rescue Department in May. She used CPR to help a man who stopped breathing and had no pulse after falling into the pool July 18. “I was behind the front desk and just ran out there,” Fernandez said. Fernandez performed CPR on the man until paramedics arrived. Later she learned the man, who was vacationing to celebrate his anniversary, is fine. Fernandez said the whole thing occurred very quickly. “You go out there and do it,” she says. “It’s an adrenaline rush.” The first time Fernandez learned CPR was when she was 18. In the seven years since, she said she has used the skill five times. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2A

Vol. 24, No. 5 Two Sections ‘It’s read everywhere’

Sand, stoplight on next town agenda BY SHAY SULLIVAN

Index Arts & Entertainment Classifieds Cops Corner Crossword Deal Us In Dining Out Sports Health Key Real Estate Obituaries Opinion Store Around the Corner Weather

Just when newsroom staffers at The Longboat Observer thought they were getting a little tired of the many sunset pictures submitted to the newspaper’s annual photography contest, this stunning sunset picture came in. There’s no doubt about it, it’s a winner. Dianne Barker, of Sarasota, shot this photo of a sunset over Sarasota Bay. Entries to the contest may be submitted in person at the office or mailed to The Longboat Observer, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228; or e-mailed in JPEG form (at least seven inches wide or tall) to

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The Town Commission will gather for a summer session Aug. 1 to strategize about sand and the stoplight proposed for Ken Thompson Parkway. At the meeting Town Manager Bruce St. Denis will ask commissioners whether having white sand on the beach is worth an extra $5 million. The decision will affect the design of the 2003 renourishment project, in which about 1.4 million cubic yards of sand will be put on the beach. The original plan was to create a 7-foot high beach berm using coarse, gray sand. Then, the berm would be capped with white sand. Gray sand is heavier and tends to stay in place longer, while white sand is more pleas-

ing to the eyes and feet. After surveying the beach, the town’s consultants discovered several areas where white sand remained from the 1993 renourishment. Covering these white areas with gray sand and a cap of white sand would create a “sandwich,” and would not make sense, said St. Denis. The gray sand will still be used on areas of the beach where erosion is severe. Grain for grain, white sand provides less storm protection than gray sand, so more is needed, said St. Denis. The white sand costs up to $17 per cubic yard, compared to $9 per cubic yard for gray sand. The white sand costs more than gray sand because it comes from farther away and requires more “handling in placing it on the beach.”

St. Denis is recommending that 963,000 cubic yards of white sand be used, at a cost of up to $16.3 million. His proposal also calls for 426,000 cubic yards of gray sand, expected to cost $3.8 million. “The proposed design with the additional white sand is within the adopted project budget. However, the Town Commission needs to know that a project of the same size composed of gray sand would cost $5 million less,” said St. Denis. Anna Maria and Lido Key have recently received fresh white sand, so the Key may need it to maintain its status as a “premier community,” St. Denis suggested. All together, the beach program is expected to cost about $20.5 million, said St. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A





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adds that it goes around the corners really well. So if you see a cute, white PT Cruiser with wood paneling (with an even cuter driver) zipping around town, you’ll know it’s Edlin in her brand new crowd pleaser.

Withdrawal mode Harry and Lynn Christensen of Harry’s Continental Kitchens are taking a welldeserved and month-long vacation. The two are headed down to the Keys to their beloved “Tin Can” for a little R & R. Knowing that The Longboat Observer staffers are hopelessly addicted to their chocolate chip cookies and brownies and bereft when their deli closes for vacation, Lynn was kind enough to bring over a platter of the delectable goodies before leaving town. Of course, we know we’re not the only ones on the Key with the same addictions. Just mark your calendars for Aug. 30; the deli and restaurant will be open again. — The Longboat Observer staff





SOS flight fight flounders in appellate court BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

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After coring down 6 inches, workers replace the greens on the Harbourside Red Course with the salt-tolerant grass Paspalum.

Grass greener for LBK Club course owner and designer Ron Garl, who has designed numerous courses, including The Longboat Key Club teed off a new one for the premier of Thailand. Garl is signed on to design a “plan of era for the Longboat Key Club’s golf coursaction” for the golf club. He said his task es this month. The club’s president, Shane Eagan, and will be to design a total experience for golfers. Vice President Amy Drake “They want to do the announced plans to give the absolutely best job that anyHarbourside course an overhaul. body’s ever done,” said Garl of “ ... We know that your the club’s owners. “They realize impression of the Harbourside their members deserve to have golf course is less than favorable, a world-class golf course, and to and we agree,” the pair wrote to have it kept in top condition members of the club. also.” Eagan attributed the poor conHe spoke of creating a “sense ditions to over seeding and salty of excitement” that lasts from wells. By April, wells were seizing Ron Garl the moment the golfer arrives up due to high salt levels, he wrote. But now there are two new and to the last hole. He also promised the new courses will offer more choices and require deeper wells pumping better water. To make the course more salt tolerant in more strategy from players. But to make a course play well, the techthe future, the club will be rebuilding nine greens, using a special grass called nical aspects must be worked out first, Garl said. Which is why more than $100,000 is Paspalum. “This grass appears to be the future stan- being spent to create a “test bed” of dard for courses with poor water conditions Paspalum on nine holes, he said. “That’s a and salt intrusion, and its use on really serious commitment.” The grass is similar to Bermuda grass, Harbourside will set us apart environmenGarl said, and most laymen cannot tell the tally,” Eagan wrote. Eagan said if the grass works well on the difference. The version of Paspalum that first nine holes, it will be the turf used in will be used on the fairways is called “Sea the “total redesign and reconstruction of Isle,” and was developed by the University all 45 holes, a project we hope to launch in of Georgia in 1999. According to the University of Florida the near future.” The new grass was recommended by golf Extension, Sea Isle “produces a dark green, BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

dense grass with excellent salinity tolerance and good tolerance to drought and wear.” So will Harbourside still require the 1 million gallons a day of reclaimed water on which the town planned? Possibly, said Garl. The club is keeping the reclaimed-water option in mind and investigating the use of more deep wells, he said. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis said if the new grass requires less water, selling enough reclaimed water to pay for the project will become harder. “We’ll continue on, but it’s going to be much more difficult to get enough users,” said St. Denis. To give the club time to rebuild the nine red greens, they will be closed until November. And all of Harbourside will be closed in August, as bridges are repaired, non-native trees are removed and “beautification projects” occur. The Islandside course, normally closed in August, will remain open to give golfers a place to go. Commissioner Hal Lenobel, who plays golf three times a week at the club, said he is not happy about the closing of Harbourside. He also confirmed that members are unhappy with the course now. So will Lenobel be happy with the new changes? “I’ll let you know after they’ve been made,” said Lenobel. ❑

The latest chapter in the town’s fight against a new flight path came to a close, with an unfavorable ruling from a federal court. The citizens’ group Save Our Shores (SOS) paid to appeal a decision made by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which the town spent five years and nearly $400,000 opposing. The FAA ruled that plans to reroute planes from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport over mid-Key will not cause a significant change in noise levels. SOS and the town argued that the FAA should have conducted a full-scale investigation of the local environment before making such a decision. The FAA found that because the new plane path would have a minimal impact, the process known as an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was not needed. “The preparation of an EIS is an enormous, costly undertaking,” wrote a panel of three judges in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The panel quoted from a 1985 case: “If an EIS were required for every proposed federal action that might affect the environment, federal government activity and the private activity dependent on it would pretty much grind to a halt.” The only way the court could overturn the FAA decision would be if it were “arbitrary, capricious,” or an abuse of discretion. The panel decided the decision was none of the above. The airport’s executive director, Fred Piccolo, said he is pleased the courts upheld the FAA decision. But he pointed out that SOS and the town can still appeal to the supreme court, or request the circuit court to reconsider. SOS has 45 days to request a rehearing. It is unknown whether litigation will continue, because neither the attorney who argued for SOS, Donald Hemke, nor the president of SOS, Crome R. Dollase, returned calls for comment. As for when northbound planes will start flying the new route, that too is unclear. “I really don’t know how long it will take,” said Piccolo.

Bridge Tender

GMD turn lanes safe despite budget cut BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Longboat Key’s road improvement projects seem safe despite an $850 million shortfall in the state’s transportation revenue. The regional transportation authority, Metropolitan Planning Organization, is gearing up to receive less than usual for new construction from state and federal fuel taxes. “Nobody can predict what’s going to happen at this point,” said the Key’s MPO representative, John Kerwin. The July 22 MPO meeting to prioritize projects was “very frustrating,” said Kerwin, because there is not enough money. It is difficult to gauge the impact lowered revenues will have on transportation projects in the area, said Michael Howe, planning manager for MPO.

But the two projects Longboat Key has in the MPO pipeline, new turn lanes and better sidewalks, are not considered major projects. So funding for them is typically not threatened by budget cuts, Howe explained. Improvements to the Key’s south sidewalks are considered “enhancements.” Installing new turn lanes on Gulf of Mexico Drive is called “congestion management.” For such projects, a fixed amount is granted annually, Howe said. “I’d say it’s very solid.” The first MPO approved project to occur will be the enhancements, in 2004. The plan is to install sidewalks west of Gulf of Mexico Drive, landscape parts of the Key’s main road and improve street drainage near the Hilton. The total cost of the project is expected to be $409,459. The town is budgeting

to pay $126,000 of the project and the rest will come from the state. The second planned project is to install or improve turn lanes on Gulf of Mexico Drive. The $548,000 congestion management project is ranked as the number two priority for 2005/2006, said Kerwin. In 2005, design will begin on 13 turn lanes for the Key. Because the town already developed a conceptual plan, planning will not take long and the turn lanes will probably be in place by 2006, said Howe. Seven of the turn lanes will make it easier to get into Country Club Shores. The other improvements will be located at Bay Isles Parkway, Buttonwood Harbor, Buttonwood Plaza, Longboat Bay Club, Lyons Lane, General Harris Street and Broadway. Turn lanes reduce traffic congestion because cars do not block the road while waiting to make a left turn. ❑

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Traffic impacts • Crews will complete construction of the east traffic shift. They have installed new pedestrian walkways and lanes running south of their current location. Work is expected to be complete by early August, when traffic will be shifted to the new temporary roadway. •Lane closures may be required in the evenings for the next three weeks.



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Closing CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A “I really don’t know what’s going to happen with that space,” said Diana M. Corrigan, executive director of the St. Armands Circle Association. Corrigan said after it became clear that things were not going well for Jacobson’s, the landlords started making calls looking for new tenants, such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. “They’re trying to touch base with some larger department stores.” The space is 15,980 square feet and was built in 1966. It became the first Jacobson’s in Florida in 1969, after owners of the company, Nathan and Marjorie Rosenfeld, spotted the location while on vacation. In 1999, the store underwent a $2 million renovation.

By January 2002, Jacobson’s had filed for bankruptcy. Soon after, the company closed its “under performing” Florida stores in Osprey, Clearwater and Tampa. The company received $130 million in financing to keep its other operations going. “This action will allow Jacobson’s to maintain normal business operations in our 18 best performing stores,” the president and CEO of Jacobson’s, Carol Williams, said at the time. The company hired Arthur Andersen to be bankruptcy accountants. A few months later, the company was unable to make its payments and was ordered to liquidate assets. Jacobson’s merchandise, properties, and credit card business are all expected to be sold by the end of September. “That will be the conclusion of Jacobson’s as we know the company today,” said Marx. ❑

Commission CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A Denis. Voters approved a $21 million budget for the project in a March 2000 referendum. St. Denis said the extra $500,000 will be used as a contingency fund. The project will not cost more than $21 million, he said. Because, if the sand costs more than expected, less will be used. If sand is cheaper than predicted, more will be used, he said. “We will not go over budget.” The commission will also discuss how to handle the proposal for a stoplight at Ken Thompson Parkway at the special meeting. Commissioner Ron Johnson did his research prior to the meeting. By talking to Mote officials, he learned that the building of the Keating Education Center, which prompted the stoplight, will be smaller than expected. Because the building will be smaller than shown on the plans approved by the Sarasota Planning Board, a light is not needed for concurrency with regulations. The agenda for the Sarasota City Commission meeting

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Jacobson’s is going out of business after 134 years of operation.

acknowledges that the Keating Center meets all requirements, including those for transportation. The construction of the Keating Center is called “phase one,” by the city. A stoplight is not required until Mote pursues its “phase two” projects, such as a marine mammal center and a marine education resource center. But the light will still be required, because “circulation” at the intersection is poor, said Sarasota Senior Planner Karin Murphy. The only difference now that the light is not tied to the Keating Center and the facility will not have to wait until the light is installed to open, she said. A study by the Florida Department of Transportation showed a light is warranted due to delays and traffic volume at the intersection. But a light is not needed to prevent crashes, according to a FDOT “signal warrant analysis.” Along with the study, commissioners received from FDOT a chapter of rules on determining the need for a traffic signal. “A traffic control signal should not be installed if it will seriously disrupt progressive traffic flow,” states the chapter. The commission meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at SunTrust, 510 Bay Isles Road. ❑

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Development begins on Bradenton Beach BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

This development stretches from Gulf to Bay north of Cortez Road.

A developer on Bradenton Beach believes projects such as his will soon be giving Longboat Key a run for its money. David Teitelbaum is replacing eight cottages on the bay in Bradenton Beach with Old Bridge Village, consisting of 11 large units, each with its own boat slip. He also mentioned Sand Castle Beach Club, which will be an eight-unit development in place of the existing Beach Barn. “That’s what’s really coming now, is the better units. We’re going to be competing with Longboat Key soon,” said Teitelbaum. In the past, Anna Maria Island has been something of a “step-child” compared to Longboat Key, he said. But with little room left for new development on the Key, Teitelbaum believes Longboat prices will drive up the value of its neighbor. “Longboat Key is phenomenal ... we’re very fortunate that we’re the next stop.” Other new projects include BridgeWalk, a combination of rental apartments, shops and a restaurant, and the Bradenton Beach Club, a development under construction, features 40 town homes priced in the mid-$400s. But with change comes resistance. Teitelbaum’s development required a change to the city’s comprehensive plan. He said his proposal was to build three fewer units than the existing rules allowed. But a small group of people protested. “There was an awful lot of noise, with-

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The Beach Barn will be replaced with eight condos. out substance I might add,” he said. Bradenton Beach Commissioner Bill Arnold said the outcry came after Teitelbaum’s plan was approved. “They come out of the woodwork after the fact.” Arnold said he wished more residents would attend city meetings, so the citizens are aware of changes as they occur. Some talked of holding a referendum to reverse the city’s approval of Teitelbaum’s project, he said. Next came a moratorium on changes to the city’s comprehensive plan. And one Bradenton Beach commissioner, Ross Benjamin, resigned amid the controversy. In June, the city undertook a visioning process to determine goals for the community. One of the goals that came out of the process seems

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directed at the furor over new development: “Recognize that improving the public’s understanding of the complexities of land use and zoning regulations will require greater education and communication between the city and its residents.” The building official in Bradenton Beach, Bob Welch, said long ago the city made changes to revitalize its commercial district. “It took about 10 years for it to actually take off.” Now that the changes in codes are finally producing results, residents are reevaluating the decisions of years passed, Welch said. This same scene may play out on Longboat Key, because as changes to the commercial codes are contemplated, few residents are partaking in the process. ❑





Our View

Lunar amendments In the coming months, you’ll be reading and hearing a lot about all of the constitutional amendments that will be on the November statewide ballots. There could be as many as 11 of them. They run the gamut of issues — everything from banning the lockup of pregnant pigs in cages to mirroring the state’s death penalty laws with those of the federal government’s. Two of the initiatives focus on education. Both ought to be rejected. One education amendment would require the state to limit class sizes in public schools and provide the funding to do so. It expressly says the state, not local school districts, must bear the cost of this measure. A second, similar initiative says the state shall (which means “must”) offer a “highquality” pre-kindergarten education to every four-year-old child in Florida. This measure also stipulates this “highquality” pre-kindergarten program must be free and not take away funds used for existing public education. The sponsors of these measures obviously are in a lunar orbit. By stipulating that local school districts should not bear the cost of smaller class sizes, whom do they think will pay — taxpayers in Illinois, Alaska? Likewise in the prekindergarten initiative. What a joke to say the program must be free and not take away funds from existing education dollars. Free for whom? The attendees, of course. But everyone else must pay. These ballot measures typify the mindset of Americans, especially today’s public education advocates. They believe government force is the solution to every ill and that every American is entitled to a host of government-provided benefits, regardless of what they cost and who must pay. They are oblivious to the fact that what you give to one you must take away from another. And here’s the really sad, scary part: Mark these words … both amendments will pass. ❑❑❑

The party of principle They call it OFS — Operation Full Slate. The Libertarian Party of Florida has been rallying the past several months to qualify a candidate for all 120 Florida

House of Representatives districts. As of the qualifying deadline last Saturday, it had 86 candidates, a record for the party. Traditional Democrats and Republicans likely will dismiss the Libertarians as “out there” nutballs, right-wing wackos and pony-tailed anarchists. The Libertarians, however, think of themselves as the “Party of Principle,” the nation’s leading advocates of our Founding Fathers’ principles of individual liberty and freedom. “Libertarians seek public dialogue to explore and develop voluntary, non-governmental alternatives to the growing concerns for different approaches. Spending more money and enacting more laws are often not the solution,” says the Libertarian Party of Florida. The party’s slogan: “Own Yourself.” It will be a while before the Libertarian Party is taken seriously by the masses. But before you dismiss that party’s candidates outright, consider this spectrum of political philosophy and where you are on it intellectually: Democrats — They want the state to control and tax your life from cradle to grave. They advocate the least amount of individual freedom and the largest amount of government. Republicans — They talk of being the party of opportunity and less government and being a party with “a big tent” — open to all points of view. While all of that may be true, the result is mush — a party that embraces an activist government, albeit a little less activist and interventionist than the Democrats’ government (i.e. the George W. and Jeb Bush administrations). And while the Republicans’ tent offers a place for everyone, that it means is the tent of compromise. Which calls to mind the famous words of Lady Margaret Thatcher, who spoke eight years ago at a James Madison Institute conference in Clearwater: “There is not one ounce of backbone in compromise.” Libertarians — Consider them the true believers in the government envisioned by James Madison and the Founding Fathers. The Madisonian government, as described in Federalist Paper 43, would be “a disinterested and dispassionate umpire in disputes,” a government that would “respect liberty, justice and property.” A government of freedom. Even if you don’t vote for Libertarians (this time), at least listen to them.

‘Excerpts’ Appraisals spawn protests Homeowners in Dallas County and several surrounding counties are protesting their tax appraisals in record numbers this year, lowering the revenue available to cities and school districts. Appraisal officials say that homeowners — aware of the sluggish economy, numerous layoffs and the plummeting stock market — are finding it hard to accept that home values continue to go up. ... Said Foy Mitchell, chief appraiser for the Dallas Central Appraisal District: “Certainly there’s the perception among a lot of homeowners that values should be down. But the fact is, when you look at sales of homes, although the volume of sales has declined, prices haven’t ... ” In Dallas County, 69,890 residents have appealed their home valuations — 70% more than last year. That represents about 10% of the city’s homeowners. In Collin County, 10,231 homeowners have protested the taxable value set on their houses — 65.6% more than a year ago. In Tarrant County, about 40,000 homeowners have appealed their appraised value — roughly 14% more than last year. In Denton County, the number of protests has risen about 15% this year to 6,500 ... Appraisal officials didn’t have results of all hearings but said historically at least half the people who protest their home value receive some reduction, although often not as much as they requested. Officials expect about the same figure this year ... Preliminary tax rolls, released in late May, showed double-digit increases in most area counties ... In Dallas County, for instance, the preliminary tax roll rose to $141.4 billion — about 14% higher than the certified 2001 tax base. — Ed Housewright Dallas Morning News

Milton Friedman at 90

Friedman turned the tide against statist forces Milton Friedman’s 90th birthday on July 31st provides an occasion to think back on his role as the pre-eminent economist of the 20th century. To those of us who were privileged to be his students, he also stands out as a great teacher. When I was a graduate student at the University of Chicago, back in 1959, one day I was waiting outside Professor Friedman’s office when another graduate student passed by. He noticed my exam paper on my lap and exclaimed: “You got a B?” “Yes,” I said. “Is that bad?” “There were only two B’s in the whole class,” he replied. “How many A’s?” I asked. “There were no A’s!” Today, this kind of grading might be considered to represent a “tough Thomas love” philosophy of teaching. I don’t SOWELL know about love, but it was certainly tough. Professor Friedman also did not let students arrive late at his lectures and distract the class by their entrance. Once I arrived a couple of minutes late for class and had to turn around and go back to the dormitory. All the way back, I thought about the fact that I would be held responsible for what was said in that lecture, even though I never heard it. Thereafter, I was always in my seat when Milton Friedman walked in to give his lecture. On a term paper, I wrote that either (a) this would happen or (b) that would happen. Professor Friedman wrote in

the margin: “Or (c) your analysis is wrong.” “Where was my analysis wrong?” I asked him. “I didn’t say your analysis was wrong,” he replied. “I just wanted you to keep that possibility in mind.” Perhaps the best way to summarize all this is to say that Milton Friedman is a wonderful human being — especially outside the classroom. It has been a much greater pleasure to listen to his lectures in later years, after I was no longer going to be quizzed on them, and a special pleasure to appear on a couple of television programs with him and to meet him on social occasions. Milton Friedman’s enduring legacy will long outlast the memories of his students and extends beyond the field of economics. John Maynard Keynes was the reigning demi-god among economists when Friedman’s career began, and Friedman himself was at first a follower of Keynesian doctrines and liberal politics. Yet no one did more to dismantle both Keynesian economics and liberal welfare-state thinking. As late as the 1950s, those with the prevailing Keynesian orthodoxy were still able to depict Milton Friedman as a fringe figure, clinging to an outmoded way of thinking. But the intellectual power of his ideas, the fortitude with which he persevered, and the ever more apparent failures of Keynesian analyses and policies, began to change all that, even before Professor

Friedman was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 1976. A towering intellect seldom goes together with practical wisdom, or perhaps even common sense. However, Milton Friedman not only excelled in the scholarly journals but also on the television screen, presenting the basics of economics in a way that the general public could understand. His mini-series, “Free to Choose,” was a classic that made economic principles clear to all with living examples. His good nature and good humor also came through in a way that attracted and held an audience. Although Friedrich Hayek launched the first major challenge to the prevailing thinking behind the welfare state and socialism with his 1944 book “The Road to Serfdom,” Milton Friedman became the dominant intellectual force among those who turned back the leftward tide in what had seemed to be the wave of the future. Without Milton Friedman’s role in changing the minds of so many Americans, it is hard to imagine how Ronald Reagan could have been elected president. Nor was Friedman’s influence confined to the United States. His ideas reached around the world, not only among economists, but also in political circles which began to understand why left-wing ideas that sounded so good produced results that were so bad. Milton Friedman rates a 21-gun salute on his birthday. Or perhaps a 90-gun salute would be more appropriate. Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. 94305. His Web site is COPYRIGHT 2002 CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.




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Hope and greed rule the market The reason investors continue to lose money in this market is because of hope and greed. Investors hope the market has gone down as much as it will. That hope causes them to exercise their greed. And investors continue to hold stocks instead of liquidating them in favor of cash. The market continues to go down. The reason is that this is a primary bear market. Primary bear markets go down to a level where values reach, or go below, historical averages. The historical Dow Jones Industrial Average PE ratio is 14 times earnings; the average dividend yield is 4.4%. The current market has a long way to go on the downside before those values are realized. Primary bear markets exist because of cycles of indebtedness. Governments create debt cycles. In this country, up until World War II, the buildup in government debt was always due to war. Since World War II, our government has borrowed large amounts of money in order to redistribute revenue to lower income voters. The greed of politicians to retain their power by staying in office has been a powerful incentive to increase borrowing by the federal government. Political pressure has caused the Fed to create under-priced money at an artificially low interest rate, which has encouraged an irresponsible cycle of consumer and corporate borrowing to match the federal government’s borrowing. The primary bear market will end when individuals, businesses, government and lending institutions have restructured their debt. Part of the reconstruction process involves restructuring lending institutions’ balance sheets to minimize risk. During this process the earnings of corporations are severely hurt. Depressed earnings further reduce the underlying value of stocks. In the process of working out the debt cycle and rethinking the definition of “reasonable values,” the stock market will go down; hence the primary bear market. All of the government and Alan Greenspan discussions concerning “the improving economy” will not affect the primary trend of the market. All of the CNBC analysts, and all of the stock houses’ “buy recommendations” will not turn around this market. Believing the economy is improving, and therefore buying opportunities exist, will only cause the investor to lose more money. The primary bear market trend will not be reversed until good values become available again. The Dow is still several thousand points away from average historical values, let alone good values.

What constitutes good values Investors now realize that the Dow reaching 11,700 represented ridiculous levels where no values existed. In primary bull markets, stocks will go to levels where no “value” exists. Similarly, the DJIA in a primary bear market is likely to go to a level way below historical averages where great values can be realized. The historical average Dow price earnings ratio of 14 times earnings would represent great values at less than 10 times earnings. The average historical Dow dividend yield of 4.4% would represent great values when the dividend yield became more than 6%. This could happen. If history is a reasonable gauge of market behavior, great values are likely to occur in the next few years. But the only way to capitalize on those opportunities is to recognize that a primary bear market exists, get assets into cash and wait for buying opportunities to become available after the bear market is exhausted.

George RAUCH

What is the government doing? Lately, the Fed has been creating new money at the rate of more than $30 billion a week. Yes, that’s correct, and it comes out to $1.5 to $2 trillion new dollars a year. In spite of the potential for runaway inflation, the Fed is attempting to ensure that plenty of cash is available to help absorb the impact of existing record bankruptcies. It might work. Frankly, this economy is in such a jam because of the Fed that there may not be any other way to solve the problem other than further irresponsible behavior which will result in deterioration in the value of our dollar (inflation). If this plan works, it will not be a quick fix. We are two to four years away from a bottoming out of this market. The market knows of these problems and wants to go down. But the Fed, feeding the economy with money, is trying to act as a counter weight to further reductions in market values.

Real money An increase in the value of gold is a sign of the market becoming nervous when the Fed creates money like it has recently. Gold is real money with no debt attached. And gold appears to be in the beginning of a prolonged primary bull market. Gold, real money for the last 4,000 years, has outperformed the Dow over the last two years. Generally, gold goes up when the stock market goes down.

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Voters have final say Dear Editor: I know that the Buccaneer and Poseidon properties were more or less “grandfathered in” for some residential units as Alan Moore pointed out in his letter to the editor (7/18). But his property (Moore’s Stone Crab restaurant) is not. He will have to request a zoning change to either residential or the proposed new mixed-use zoning. I know that the P&Z Board is working hard to come up with a plan that will allow residences above places of business. I believe it probably will be favorably received by the community as long as it doesn’t turn out to look like Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, which I’m sure it won’t. However, there are other commercial property owners who may be considering a change to residential. The Longboat Key Club in the past has hinted at replacing its Islandside tennis courts with condominiums and building some single family homes in Harbourside golf course (which is zoned Open Space). Also, the new owners of the Whitney Beach shopping center have said they are considering all

options, including condominiums. Such changes would indeed increase Longboat’s density greatly. And, as the ball keeps rolling, others may want to do the same, leaving us with few shops and restaurants. Thankfully, the voters will have the final say. Betty Blair Longboat Key

Silent majority deafening Dear Editor: Your issue of July 18 questions why more taxpayers aren’t outraged at the increasingly deep morass the commissioners and the town manager have gotten us into. Realization is sometimes slow to sink in. The town manager’s initial goals were commendable, and with the promise that only reclaimed water users would pay for the system, the electorate voted to authorize commencement of the $28 million project. Now, however, projections as to supply and demand have proved terribly wrong, and five of the commissioners have voted to tap taxpayers’ funds, contrary to promises made during the course of the sales pitch for the proj-

Sophisticated investors make the decision in primary bear markets to liquidate portions of their portfolios in order to invest in gold. In addition to providing financial security for those investors during these times, the price of gold will be bid up much like the stock market has been bid up over the last 20 years. The Dow-gold ratio was last at 1 to 1 as little as 20 years ago (meaning that one ounce of gold would buy the DJIA). Whether or not that will happen in the next 2 to 4 years, nobody knows. But a simple way to look at whether or not gold is undervalued is to realize that the minimum wage in 1938 was 25 cents an hour as compared to $5.15 now. Gold was valued at $38.50 an ounce in 1938. If the value of gold was to track the increase in the minimum cost of labor, gold would be valued at a minimum of 27 times $38.50, or more than $1,000 an ounce. At this writing gold is less than one third of that value. Moreover, if the value of gold were to track the increase in our money supply from 1939 to the present, the value of gold would be several thousand dollars an ounce. The U.S. money supply has gone through the roof while U.S. gold reserves have deteriorated from 20,000 tons in 1939 (51% of the world’s central bank reserves) to 8,137 tons today (24% of central bank reserves). This is not a plug for investing in gold, but rather a look at relative values in order for the reader to understand what could happen. There is no doubt that over a period of years the value of gold will increase relative to any paper currency. Gold has outlasted every single fiat currency ever invented by man.

Final thoughts Wall Street says, “Cash is trash.” Maybe so, but cash has outperformed stocks the last few years. The investor who owned a basket of stock two years ago has a lot less value than the investor who had cash two years ago. The cash investor can now buy more stock then he could two years ago. Values remain sky high. Cash is still an attractive investment. Indications are that the cash investor will be rewarded in the future by being able to purchase much more stock with that cash than can be purchased currently. As Dow theory guru Richard Russell* says: “He who sells and runs away, lives to invest another day. He who rides his securities down, isn’t going to be around.” *( Caveat Emptor! George Rauch, Longboat Key, is chief executive officer of Bradenton-based General Propeller and a former Wall Street investment banker. ❑

ect. We learned during the Viet Nam police action, that it is possible for government to make grave mistakes and that there is such a thing as a silent majority. As the country struggled to disengage itself from that mess, a wise statesman suggested that we simply declare the war won and stop the continued waste of manpower and wealth. I would suggest that we now declare the water emergency over and welcome the considerable rainfall with which Longboat has been blessed in recent weeks. It was a noble try, but the time has come to cut our losses. Our generals (commissioners) do not need to call a retreat. Let them order an advance to the rear. There is a silent majority and it will only increase as Longboat’s population returns in the fall and learns the full extent of broken promises and unrealistic expectations. Richard L. Hershatter Longboat Key

Edith’s fan club Dear Mr. Observer: Again thank you for printing Mrs. Edith Barr Dunn’s pictures. We did leave a few papers in the newspaper rack like we did before. I’m taking some on my vacation to show my friends. I will write to you again. I didn’t get my computer yet but I will some day soon. I hope. Mary Ann Fox (still age 11)

Biased media? Dear Editor: In this morning’s New York Times, the headline read “CNN Navigates Raw Emotions in its coverage from Israel.” This is the sixth story on the ongoing war of words in Israel. The cable network called YES has threatened to take CNN International off the air. Revven Rivlin has called CNN coverage

“evil, biased and unbalanced.” Rivlin is the Israeli communications minister. Of course the Palestinians complain that their story is not getting out. It is amazing to me that the media worldwide just doesn’t get it. Israel is a sovereign nation with a democratically elected government. A government protects its people. When murderers — political fanatics infiltrate a sovereign nation — what is that nation supposed to do? The media worldwide has continuously equated murderers, drug addicts, fanatics with equal status as a legitimate governing body. Why? Anywhere else in the world these murderers would be held accountable. What is different in Israel? Liberal bias! The media asks, “Can we all be wrong?” The answer is yes! Will they ever learn? Maye Lavinson Longboat Key

Effective water conservation Dear Editor: While touring your area last winter I was noticing that there were issues of drought and problems with water conservation and the depletion of ground waters. I immediately thought of a partial and effective solution. In some areas of the world, such as Bermuda, homes and other buildings have roofs, which are specially coated and designed to collect rainwater. During rainy seasons, these man-made rain-collectors divert rain from roofs into storage cisterns near the buildings. The same type of system could be used in Florida for new or some existing building. The water could be stored and then pumped into pipes designated for water used in toilets, gardens and other non-drinking uses. This is a proven method. Florida should consider using it. Donald Messina Rochester, NY




If you were the judge

Why is frog farming a criminal offense? France is noted for many fine and sometimes unique subjects. Frogs are one of them. The slimy, 4-inch amphibians are regarded as an appealing delicacy to be consumed when prepared in rolled flour and fried in batter with parsley and garlic. It matches the well-known beverages of excellent wines in Napoleon land. A quarter of a century ago laws were enacted in France, prohibiting frog farming in order to protect the creatures of a certain breed from disappearing, caused by the voracious appetite of the majority of the 57 million inhabitants. The much desired types of frog do not thrive in captivity, thus making it difficult to raise the product. Frog legs of an inferior type are available in France’s supermarkets but they are imported from far-off Indonesia. They do not satisfy the discerning taste of the natives of France. To enforce the banning laws, frog police have been established to prevent trafficking in the precious commodity. But they have not been particularly successful in compelling observance. The resourceful poachers are able to ply their

illicit trade without much fear of apprehension. They peddle their ill-gotten gains in a flourishing black market. As a veteran poacher states, “Once you’ve tasted wild frog meat, you’ll always want more. The frog is a noble species.” The local police do not concern themselves with the small-time, non-commercial performers who seek to obtain enough for their personal needs and consumption. “The tradition of eating a plate of frog legs at home is as old as Methuselah,” but, sadly continues chief fishing warden, Patrick Cuminge, “Now it is turning into big business. We want to get the guys who are trafficking frog legs.” On the somewhat rare occasion when a small-time poacher is grabbed, he is dismissed and only sometimes with a warning to cease and desist. For the professional poachers, the practice is to sell the desired creatures to wealthy, private-home owners and to the better high-priced restaurants for $6 a dozen. The selected eateries then serve the prepared product in the




backroom of the establishment quietly, without advertising their availability. It is reminiscent of the long forgotten days of prohibition against the sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States (18th Amendment). Capturing the frogs is an easy task, especially during the spawning season. The subjects then lie motionless in the shallow water with only their heads above the water. They are locked in an embrace with each other, enabling the poachers to scoop up the frogs with bare hands and deposit their prizes in large burlap bags. An experienced intruder, and it does not take long for one to so qualify, is able to acquire 1,000 of the sleeping croakers in a couple of hours. The miscreants perform their task under the cover of darkness, thus making police detection almost impossible. The above operating procedure for seizing the water inhabitants accurately reflects the analogy by a veteran poacher that it is “just like taking off a pair of pants.” (Source: The Wall Street Journal, April 2, 2002.) James Durante, a Longboat Key resident, is a retired member of the New York Bar. ❑


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The Renaissance THE RENAISSANCE OF SARASOTA. City living, Sarasota style, with all the amenities. Walk to the Van Wezel and downtown. Enjoy bay and city views. Decorated 1, 2 & 3 bedroom models open daily. $160,000s to $500,000s+. Karen Wall, Martina Coppenrath & Eric Massey, 951-6660 & 955-2955. FABULOUS FULL VIEWS of Gulf, Lido & Sarasota Bay from every room in this spacious 2BR split plan condo with 300 sq. ft. screened patio. Close to Village & beaches. $399,999. Andy and Magda Franklin, 349-3444 or 504-0205. #223076 GREAT BEACH COTTAGE on north Siesta. Light, bright and open. Two screened lanais, skylights, ceramic tile in living room, dining room & kitchen. Great price for Siesta Key. $339,000. Gene Cooke, 388-4447 or 780-0964. #217911 FIRST FLOOR UNIT ON SIESTA KEY Beautifully remodeled & turnkey furnished 2BR in Harbor Towers. New appliances, Corian and tile throughout. Lanai overlooks marina & Intracoastal Waterway. $319,900. Jenny Kolar, 951-6660 or 374-0969. #219006 PERFECT SUNSETS. Gulf, Turtle Beach and Sarasota Bay views from well-maintained 8 unit complex with private boat dock, garage & separate storage. New carpet and paint inside & out. $284,900. Tom R. Delaney, 388-4447 or 387-3990. #219007 LOVELY DEEPWATER HARBOR VIEWS Island life at its finest with an affordable price. Steps to the bay or the beach. $209,500. Mary Sauve, 966-8000 or 923-6609. #221309 SARASOTA MAINLAND VISTA BAY POINT Enjoy glorious sunsets over the bay on Golden Gate Point. 17 exclusive residences, one per floor, 3,000 and 3,317 square feet, feature 3 bedroom suites plus den and expansive entertaining deck with aboveground pool. $870,000 to $1,850,000. Sally Dunham & Shirley McKnight, 302-8000. OAKS I Six BR plus study Grand Manor home on 1 1/2 lots on North Creek. Pecan & travertine floors & "Old Florida" water views from gourmet kitchen & veranda. $1,695,000. Phyllis Garfinkel, 951-6660 or 302-6400. #L223247 OYSTER BAY Elegant old world style 2-story home on lake. Large open pool, 1/2 +/- acre with trees & privacy. A Sotheby's listing. $1,650,000. Laura Hansen, 383-7591 or 383-8273. #219945 THE TOWER RESIDENCES AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, SARASOTA Experience the old-world grandeur & legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton. 80 residences of luxurious living ranging from 2,800 square feet to 5,300 for a glorious penthouse. Priced from $1,000,000+. Debbie Bahr & Joan Dickinson, 364-8884 & 951-6650. OAKS II Sophisticated with Ann Folsom Smith touches. Elegant master suite, upgraded custom cabinets, party spa and summer kitchen with wet bar. Artistic & special. $985,000. Judy Moore-Hadley, 349-3444 or 924-6797. #222813 EXCEPTIONAL SARASOTA BAYFRONT VIEW Over 2,500 sq. ft. of living space is afforded in this tastefully decorated downtown condominium, with 2 large verandas for outside entertaining. $949,000. Nina Dearing, 3884447 or 809-0038. #218033 BEAU CIEL AT BOULEVARD OF THE ARTS delights the senses with dramatic views of Sarasota Bay and the city lights. 44 luxurious residences of 2,300 to 4,600 square feet, Beau Ciel resides in the heart of Sarasota's cultural arts district. Priced from the $800,000s. Nancy Betty & Nell Leffel, 955-3034 & 866-442-6636. ENJOY UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE Spacious, newer, custom home located on 5 private, gated acres. Wood floors, 3 fireplaces, cherry cabinets, Corian counters & separate guesthouse. $849,000. Stacy Liljeberg, 349-3444 or 544-6103. #222454 PRESTANCIA Vintage 4BR plus den on rare preserve lot in Boca Pointe. Gracious design, lush landscaping & pool. $699,900. Terri Derr & Ken Torrington, 383-7591 or 387-9780. #223367

TREASURED HISTORIC SPANISH MEDITERRANEAN Restored 3BR home & guest cottage, preserved with old world charm and added living space & light. Period details & designer flourishes in desirable neighborhood. $695,000. Judy & Bill Nimz, 951-6660 or 374-0196. #218830 FABULOUS DIRECT BAYFRONT 3BR, 2,300 sq. ft. unit in excellent condition, with stunning water views next to the Ritz-Carlton & elegant properties. Boat docks, tennis, exercise rooms and more. $595,000. Joan Boltax, 388-4447 or 350-6390. #215790 FABULOUS VIEWS on 1 of the only building lots left in The Oaks II. Enjoy all the amenities, including gorgeous clubhouse, 2 golf courses & tennis courts. $585,000. Terri Krenn, 951-6660 or 928-1865. #217688 PRESTANCIA New, sophisticated, maintenance-free home in Monte Verde with 2-story entry, separate dining room, open-split floor plan, den and loft. $585,000. Susan Mitchell, 951-6660. #221470 UNIVERSITY PARK Located in a gated section, former model, any and all imaginable upgrades are included. Enchanting open gas-heated pool with spa, lush landscaping and summer kitchen. $559,000. Saint Cacchiotti & Gail Wittig, 356-8007. #220147 OAKS I Bayfront lot in coastal hammock area. Bay views from second story. Adjacent lot also available. $469,000. Annette and Albert Ayers, 966-8000 or 966-6440. #221484 EXQUISITE BAYFRONT CONDO to be featured in upcoming issue of Architectural Digest. Magnificent bay views from this 2BR St. Andrews unit, ready for the discriminating buyer. $415,000. Scott George, 966-8000. #221482 NEARLY NEW model perfect home in small gated community West of the Trail & close to everything. Beautifully appointed finishes with private lanai overlooking fabulous grounds. $399,000. Mary Ann Pipes, Jeff Granston and Patricia Landsberg, 383-7591 or 756-5234. #222328 WELL-LOVED & CARED FOR Three BR pool home with many upgrades & features. Ready for immediate occupancy with possibility of 4th BR. Near beach. $379,900. Dick Lewis, 388-4447 or 355-3580. #218398 SORRENTO SHORES Immaculate, recently updated canal home with decorator touches, circular drive & wonderful landscaping. $379,000. Chad Roffers, 951-6660 or 376-0188. #223179 FOXFIRE WEST Homespun appeal in a private setting on 2+ acres. Possible 4BRs, office/den & room for expansion. Horses permitted. $350,000. Linda Driggs, 951-6660 or 922-1459. #223275 TURTLE ROCK New Lee Wetherington construction loaded with upgrades including 17" tile, crown mouldings, Corian counters, and paver drive. $335,000. Barbara Brady & Kay Barberio, 951-6660 or 921-7872. #221192 POPULAR CLARIDGE MODEL with large, heated pool. Elegant foyer entry opens to spacious floor plan. Numerous upgrades including built-in shelves. $319,900. Hanrahan - Salmon Group, 383-7591 or 800-231-1280. #217518 PRICE REDUCED Two BR plus den, nearly new, custom-built courtyard home close to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. $315,000. Diane Gregory, 388-4447 or 504-2993. #218752 MAGNIFICENT WOODED LOT in splendid location near the bay in Oaks I. $275,000. Terri Derr & Ken Torrington, 383-7591 or 387-9780. #217796 HISTORIC GRANADA Two/three BR home located in highly sought after subdivision, convenient to downtown and beaches. $245,000. Steve Perez, 966-8000 or 320-7300. #220951 MOTE RANCH GEM Less than 1yr. young with builder warranty remaining. Three BR plus office Lennar Biscayne great room plan with gourmet kitchen, volume ceilings and security system. $232,500. Stephanie Church, 941-951-6660 or 724-5448. #220898 THE RENAISSANCE - DOWNTOWN Great 1BR unit with beautiful bay views in fantastic downtown location. Be pampered with a private media center, massage rooms, pool & spa. $229,900. Tonni Welch and Debbie Judge, 349-3444 or 544-3781. #222794 PALM AIRE VILLA Almost new 2BR plus den with 2-car garage. Great culde-sac location with preserve and lake views. Gated community with pool. $212,000. Stan Haidl and Peter Salefsky, 383-7591 or 724-5107. #220829 MANDARIN PARK Last lot in a gated, private neighborhood West of the Trail. Buyer has 2 years to build home. Must be approved by architectural design committee. $175,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #219568 RENAISSANCE EFFICIENCY Turnkey furnished, sparkling, white & bright. Perfect for enjoyment of downtown activities. Excellent amenities, security & fitness center. $150,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #217798 BRADENTON & EAST COUNTY RIVER CLUB Executive 2-story, 5BR pool home on a lush preserve lot. Traditional floor plan with Florida style. Lovely family neighborhood. $479,000. Janis Collier, 951-6660 or 321-9046. #221831 WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE with private dock. Across from the beach with no bridge to bay. In excellent condition with 2,800 sq. ft. of living space. $469,000. Bibi-Ann Allard, 951-6660 or 685-0422. #221853 FIVE LOVELY ACRES with barn, paddocks & pasture areas. Home offers 3 large BRs, vaulted family room and designer kitchen. $425,000. M. Scott Spencer, 951-6660 or 350-0029. #221602 EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY located on the Gulf of Mexico. Two BR condo with numerous amenities including heated pool/sauna, lighted tennis court & covered parking. $375,000. Karin Stephan, 383-7591 or 504-4435. #216219 DRAMATIC VIEWS of lake and preserve. Eat-in kitchen with cathedral ceiling, marble counter tops, separate dining room, large family room with gas fireplace, and expansive lanai with pool & spa. $325,000. Klaus Lang, 383-7591 or 351-2396. #219997

GULF TO BAY Charleston House for gracious living. Gourmet kitchen, dock with lift and wide sandy beach with large sunset deck. $2,950,000. Annette and Albert Ayers, 966-8000 or 966-6440. #221833

IMMACULATE FORMER MODEL in the Oaks affords a perfect blend of formal elegance and family comfort with crystal chandeliers and a fragrant rose garden overlooking lake and golf course. $899,000. Carol-Ann Warr, 388-4447 or 780-0665. #222522

SIESTA KEY DIRECT GULF FRONT Cape Cod-style beach home with separate guest suite. Wonderfully restored with the charm of yesteryear. A Sandcastles of Sarasota creation. $1,975,000. Kim & Michael Ogilvie, 951-6660 or 923-0373. #221447

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“Burning Feet — Diagnosis and Treatment” Lecture — with speaker Paul Yungst, DPM, will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Sarasota Medical Centre, 1st Floor Auditorium, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. RSVP, 1-888-685-1596. Blood Pressure Monitoring — will be provided by XL Care Agency Inc. from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Center for Healthy Aging. Free. Details, 556-3215. Diabetes Blood Glucose Screenings — sponsored by the Gulf Coast Diabetes, will be conducted from 8 to 10 a.m. on the first Monday of each month, starting Aug. 5, at the Center for Healthy Aging. Free. Details, 556-3215. Shoulder Screening — will be conducted by James D. Shortt, M.D., from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Sarasota Medical Centre, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. RSVP, 1-888-685-1596. “Macular Degeneration — New Technology & Treatment” Lecture — with Dr. Jeffrey Kasper will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at The Eye Associates, 6002 Pointe West Blvd., Bradenton. Free. Details, 792-2020. Knee Screening — will be conducted by Christopher Mehallo, D.O., from 4 to 5 p.m.


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“Diabetes & How It Affects Your Eyes” Lecture — with Dr. Lori Ann Long will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at The Eye Associates, 6002 Pointe West Blvd., Bradenton. Free. Details, 792-2020. “Reading Between the Lines: A Smart Shopper’s Guide to Reading Labels and Planning Meals” — diabetes lecture and support group with speakers Pamela Kramer, R.D., L.D., and Sheree Boley, R.N., C.D.E., will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Sarasota Medical Centre, 1st Floor Auditorium, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. Cost is $10. RSVP, 1-888-685-1596. “Cataracts & Cataract Surgery” Lecture — with Dr. Harris Silverman will be held at 3:15 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 8 and 15, at The Eye Associates, 6002 Pointe West Blvd., Bradenton. Free. Details, 792-2020. Baby Care Class — for parents, grandparents and babysitters, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Sarasota County Health Department, Ringling Conference Room. Feeding, diapering, bathing, signs of illness, infant safety and immunizations will be covered. Pre-register, 861-2878. “Diabetes and Nutrition” Class — will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Doctor’s Hospital Medical Building, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 200, Sarasota. Free. Details, 955-7557. “Beating Heart Disease” Class — sponsored by the Heart Wellness Center of Venice, will be held in an eight-week session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Aug. 13, at the Center for Healthy Aging. Free. Register, 488-1877. ❑




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Atkins vs. Ornish yet to be definitively established. The National Institutes of Health (N.I.H.) tried several times but failed; the closest it could come was a study that concluded that reducing cholesterol by drug therapy could prevent heart disease. From this, the N.I.H. crafted a position that if cholesterol-lowering drugs could prevent heart attacks, then a low-fat, cholesterol-lowering diet could do the same thing. This was the new thinking and most of the health authority, including the government and the American Medical Association, supported it enthusiastically. The government published a new food pyramid which recommended daily servings of complex carbohydrates such as rice and pasta, abundant fruits and vegetables, far less protein and virtually no fat. They told us, in effect, that the healthy, bacon-andeggs breakfast of our youth was poison. That our fathers who had worked so hard to put meat on the table every day had been doing us a tremendous disservice. This thinking has gone pretty much unchallenged over recent decades but no longer. Now we are starting to hear that Atkins may deserve a little respect, or at least full and fair scientific consideration. That’s the subject of the cover story of the New York Times Magazine of July 7, “What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?” by Gary Taubes, an author and correspondent for the journal Science. As Taubes points out, Americans have not done well over three decades of fat-is-evil: “Now a small but growing minority of establishment researchers have come to take seri-


ously what the low-carb-diet doctors have been saying all along. These researchers point out that there are plenty of reasons to suggest that the low-fat-is-good-health hypothesis has now effectively failed the test of time. In particular, that we are in the midst of an obesity epidemic that started around the early 1980s, and that this was coincident with the rise of the low-fat dogma.” And there’s more: Type 2 diabetes also rose significantly through this period. Cholesterol levels and smoking have both declined but the incidence of heart disease has not. Can it be that Atkins was right all along? That the man vilified by his own profession might have been on to something? Taubes describes this as a “collective-find-yourselfstanding-naked-in-Times-Square-type of nightmare” for the American Medical profession. But there is some intriguing science behind it, having to do with insulin production. It has the potential to provide a scientif-

ic explanation for what millions of Americans can tell you from experience; Atkins low carbohydrate diet works. Should you try it? That’s outside the scopeof-practice of a fitness professional. Certainly, if you have struggled to lose weight with other modalities, it is worth discussing with your physician. This changes not one whit my conviction that weight loss is always arithmetic. It’s calories out vs. calories in. But many of us prefer our calories in as red meat. One such is a friend who has lost a lot of weight by walking, walking, walking and eating a low carbohydrate diet. He e-mailed me Taubes’ article, which I am happy to send on to you. Send requests to Molly Schechter is an ACE-certified personal trainer with a specialty in older adult fitness. She teaches classes at the Longboat Key Recreation Center and also performs personal training. ❑

DR. PAMELA J. LETTS, MD ABFP regrets to inform you that, effective July 3, 2002, she will no longer attend patients at BAY ISLES MEDICAL CENTER. Dr. Letts can be reached at the following phone number, 400-8660, for continuing care. Until further notice, patients desiring their medical records may obtain them at Bay Isles Medical Center, Suite 100, 595 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key, Florida 34228. 8012

In this corner, wearing white, we have Dr. Dean Ornish, representing the extreme of the low-fat-diet-is-the-healthiest-diet school of thought. Ornish’s specialty is the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease and he has had considerable success in controlling and even reversing it with an holistic approach built on an extremely strict, virtually fat-free diet and thoughtful stress management and fitness programs. For the purposes of this column, I’m borrowing his low-fat imagery to represent the prevailing thinking of the medical profession about weight management, which is that dietary fat is what makes you fat. In the opposite corner, wearing blackest black, we have Dr. Robert Atkins, a graduate of Cornell Medical School and the author of “Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution” and “Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution.” Atkins tried a low-carbohydrate diet himself in 1963 and lost weight without suffering. That experience became the foundation of an obscenely successful weight-loss empire built on the proposition that it is carbohydrates that make you fat and that to lose weight, you can eat as much fat and protein as you want, as long as you consume little to no carbohydrates. Atkins first published his “Diet Revolution” in 1972, about the time that America was getting comfortable with the notion that fat — particularly the saturated fat of animal products — was a villain. The theory that dietary fat raises cholesterol levels and gives you heart disease was first promulgated in the ’50s, and was on its way to mainstream acceptance. To the best of my knowledge that connection has

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Approach weight loss with knowledge Dear Sylvia, You’ve helped me in the past and I’m hoping you can help me now. I’m in a state of total confusion. I read the cover article in a recent New York Times Magazine about how low-fat diets aren’t working for Americans as a weight loss technique. It sounded as though certain members of the medical community are suddenly now encouraging the high-protein/high-fat diets for weight loss. It’s hard to know whom to believe and what to follow as the best approach to losing weight. Sincerely, Confused and Concerned Dear Confused and Concerned, It’s not surprising that the article in the Times would generate a lot of confusion. The last 30 years have engendered multitudes of opinions on the best approaches to weight loss, and that article pointed out a list of recently discovered merits of the once-ridiculed, high-fat diet that was made famous by Robert Atkins. I’m sure that article has heads spinning around the country, from the American Medical Association to the Center for Disease Control. I’m delighted to share my thoughts and feelings with you. I don’t take issue with the content of the article. What concerned me most about the piece in the Times was the effect that a quick read might have on certain readers. Even a person who didn’t read the article but who happened to



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glance at the cover of the magazine could come away with the opinion that protein-oriented, high-fat diets are an appropriate way to lose weight. The night after the article appeared, I taught a Living Thin class to a group of both lay people and health professionals. Of those in the class who had seen the article, many had taken away the message that low fat diets are not only unhealthy but are actually responsible for the degree to which Americans are overweight. The prestigious universities cited in the article underscored the sense that “now experts know the truth about weight loss.” Merely peeking at an authoritative article had convinced some of the students in my class to buy the information, hook, line and sinker. I started off as a sucker for fad diets. I tried controlling my weight with every newfangled weight loss plan that came along. One of my favorites was the Banana and Skim Milk Diet. You could have four bananas and four glasses of skim milk per day. Sure, it worked to take off a few pounds, but as soon as I went back to my regular foods, the pounds came back. It was 1975 — I hopped from the banana plan to a local franchise of a national diet group where I sat at a meeting, hoping I would find the solutions to losing weight. I was so obsessed with losing weight I would have sold my mother’s diamond wedding ring for the answer to my problem. What I found was that I was looking at no quick fix. I know that now, but what finally worked for me required a learning process and paying attention to my individual way of doing things. For more than 25 years, I’ve adhered to much of the eating advice proposed by writer and nutritionist Jane Brody. Her approach is in direct contradiction with the Atkins diet. While Atkins told his followers that a diet of meat and fats like butter would jump-start the body’s weight loss mechanisms, Brody pointed out that the body doesn’t really need as much protein as the typical American (never mind the protein-stuffed American) tends to eat. In fact, she said, an excess of protein actually puts an unhealthy strain on the liver and the kidneys which process and dispose of food that the body can’t put to use. Excess of this nutrient can cause the body to lose much-needed calcium, the mineral that makes up bones and teeth. What’s more, a surplus of protein would serve no purpose to the body except as an energy source — that is, another form of calories. While Atkins dumped on vegetables and advocated cutting them out of a weight-loss diet, Brody embraced them.

SYLVIA Goldman

Protein, she pointed out, turns up in nearly all greens. Vegetables serve the body in other ways as well, providing nutrients from essential vitamins to fiber. In short, the Atkins diet, while it might have the effect of dropping pounds, doesn’t provide a reasonable, long-term, nutritionally sound weight loss plan that takes the needs of the whole body into consideration. This is why one of the central themes of my Living Thin class is that diets are for dummies. These trend diets, and the Atkins diet, are some of many that are available, may help with an immediate problem of weight, but they come up short in helping an individual create a healthy, sustainable life-style. The fad diet, whatever its prescriptions, is like using a Band-Aid to take care of a broken leg. It’s a small, and ultimately ineffective fix for a much larger and much more dangerous problem. Instead of dieting, the key is developing a series of life choices that are oriented to good health. Those choices should be aimed not to take care of a weight problem in the short term, but with an eye on how to maintain them in the long run. They should take into consideration a person’s individual nutritional needs. (Younger people need more calories than older people, for instance. Infants need three times as much protein as adults.) Moreover, the focus should be on developing a talent for moderation — even in watching your weight. In my program, I urge individuals to become their own nutritionists. Diet programs which are designed for everyone are, in fact, are designed for no one. For new dietary patterns to work, they need to be based upon your lifestyle and personal eating habits. The decisions you make to lose weight or gain health do not have to be perfect but they do have to be your own. The field of nutrition itself is a relatively young science with ever-changing information. Even the so-called experts are continually changing their views. I urge my students to take interest in reading and thinking about how and what they eat, and how those choices will affect their health, immune systems, energy levels, aging process. All of these issues have a large impact on you and your family. It’s imperative to be well-informed and to have opinions about good health so that you’re not at the mercy of fad diets and passing trends. Your nutrition is too important to be left in the hands of others. Sylvia Goldman of Longboat Key established her own nontraditional school, Adventures in Learning, in 1966. She teamed with Drs. Norma Hauserman Campbell and Jack Osman to design the “Living Thin” program in 1976. She will be teaching a six-week Living Thin class at the Health Center here in November, which will be preceded by a free preview. ❑

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9:17 p.m. — 3600 block Fair Oaks Place. Public service. Police turned off water leaking from a vacant home.

July 21

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

11:43 a.m. — 3100 block GMD. Disturbance. Subject wanted renter to leave after “un-pleasantries” were exchanged. 12:10 p.m. — 500 block Bay Isles Road. Traffic accident. Bicyclist suffered minor injuries after a motorist rolled through a stop sign into bike.

Cops’ Corner Scorecard Noises Construction Parties Strange Fireworks

Missing Items 8 4 3 0


July 22

Barking dogs Dead turtles Injured birds Loose dogs Dog attack

5 1 0 13 2

Cell phones Children Diamonds Jewelry/watches Purses/wallets Hearing Aids Boats Mailboxes

5 1 1 10 18 1 2 1

8:28 p.m. — 4200 block Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). DUI. Police found subject parked in front of statue at church, and at first thought he might be praying. But when subject did not put his convertible’s top up during a rainstorm, police investigated and found Samuel Steve Museley Sr., 58, of Longboat Key, sleeping behind the wheel next to a cup of Scotch. Arrested. 11:26 p.m. — GMD at Broadway. DUI. Police arrested Donald M. Joyce, 41, of Holmes Beach, for drinking and driving from Kissimmee. Police also smelled cannabis and confiscated the remains of a marijuana cigarette his daughter removed from her bra.

8:12 a.m. — New Pass Bridge. Rescue. Three bicyclists riding in a row saw lawn mower in bike lane. The first bicyclist braked hard and fell over the handlebars. The second swerved to avoid a crash and the third bicyclist crashed into the first. Emergency transport refused. 5:16 p.m. — 700 block St. Judes Drive. Vandalism. Subject found garbage on each doorstep of a four-unit apartment. 5:47 p.m. — 6400 block Gulfside Road. Suspicious vehicle. Police found suspicious man to be housepainter. 5:57 p.m. — 500 block Linley Street. Disturbance. Subject warned for working after hours. 9:56 p.m. — 700 block Bayport Way. Suspicious circumstance. Subject said he thought his neighbor’s apartment was burglarized. He was wrong.

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7:20 a.m. — 500 block Spinnaker Lane. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Police were unable to issue warning, because the home is vacant and for sale. 9:09 a.m. — GMD at Ketch Lane. Traffic violation. Subject cited for failure to yield after hitting a bicyclist’s front tire. Bicyclist jumped off bike to avoid collision with asphalt. 4:34 p.m. — 700 block Penfield Street. Harassing phone calls. Bank error caused dispute over phone between subject and man who accused subject of not paying his mortgage. 5:51 p.m. — 3200 block Harbourside Drive. Larceny. Subject believed co-workers took $50 from the wallet in his truck.

12:18 a.m. — GMD at Northshore Road. Subjects warned for parking at beach after hours. 2:14 p.m. — 600 block Broadway. Missing property. Subject is missing $1,100 chainsaw and tree-climbing rope from work site. 5:04 p.m. — 500 block Bay Isles Parkway. Traffic accident. Driver’s tailpipe hit another car’s bumper. 8:44 p.m. — 300 block GMD. Suspicious vehicle. Subjects who pulled into private property to check car engine were directed to nearby gas station.

Subject is receiving up to 20 calls daily from someone or something that does not speak. 4:53 p.m. — 5600 block GMD. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Warned.

July 24

July 25

1:17 p.m. — GMD at Broadway. Traffic violation. Subject’s suspended license was confiscated. 1:24 p.m. — 500 block Halyard Lane. Property missing. A $39 toy truck is missing. 2:20 p.m. — 5500 block GMD. Harassing phone calls.

12:22 p.m. — 5200 block GMD. Property lost. Subject lost license and credit card while jet-skiing. 1:20 p.m. — 100 block North Shore Road. Code enforcement. Police shouted from bridge to subject who had his dogs in water near Greer Island. Subject put dogs back in boat. ❑

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July 20 4:38 p.m. — Sarasota County. Traffic violation. Police cited subject who did not speak English for speeding.

High Crimes Burglaries Drug arrests Larceny Trespassing Vandalism Warrant arrests

14 14 24 14 13 11

Vehicular Occurrences Auto/bike accidents Crashes DUI Fender benders Hit and run Traffic violations

6 40 22 19 0 91

Only on Longboat Jacuzzi near-drowning 1 Lost and found people 0 Beach nudity 0 Code violations 100 Personality conflict 32 Rude in restaurant 0 Picking toenails 0 Elvis sightings 0 Explicit Speedos 2 Anthrax anxieties 4 Pet peeves 0 Crossdresser crossing 1 *Statistics represent the reports published in Cops’ Corner yearto-date. They are not the official number of calls handled by the police.

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If your organization would like to have meetings or events publicized, mail or fax the information at least one week in advance to The Longboat Observer, Box 8100, Longboat Key 34228; fax: 3837193 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.

on the Key Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key — meets for breakfast meetings at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. Details, 383-5050. Rotary Club of Longboat Key — meets for lunch at 12:15 p.m. Fridays at Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort. Cost for visiting Rotarians and guests is $12. Marilyn Bezner, 387-0706. Peli-Boat — educational tours are offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays and from noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. Cost ranges from $5.25 to $20. Details, 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.

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public events “Everybody’s Favorite Pirate” — Capt. Carl Fismer will talk about his adventures at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Bayshore Gardens Park and Recreation Center, 6919 26th St. W., Bradenton. A free program, it is sponsored by the Sun Coast Yacht Club. Details, 798-3887, 753-1906. Summer Jam 2002 — a Christian concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Manatee Convention and Civic Center. Tickets are $10 and parking is $3. Details, 722-3244. Eighth Annual Back to School Bash — will be hosted by the Sarasota Jungle Gardens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at 3701 Bayshore Road, Sarasota. Activities will include face painting, games, two Jump-A-Roos and other children’s entertainment. Admission is $3 and $5. Details, 355-1112. 32nd Annual First Show of the Season Antique and Collectible Show and Sale — sponsored by the Sarasota Manatee Antique Dealers Association, will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 2 to 4, at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5. Details, 953-9598, 351-1324, 955-6867. Storm Preparedness Display — is featured from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday through September at Florida House Learning Center, Display Room. Free. Details, 316-1200. Informational Open House — will be hosted by the International School of Faith from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Living Word Christian Store, 5421 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Details, 954-1024. Eagle Project — a flagpole and a spotlight will be installed at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Sarasota VA Outpatient Clinic, 5682 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. Matthew L. Thompson, member of the Boy Scouts of America with Troop 78, and his mentors will dedicate an American flag and a plaque to all POWs and American Veterans. Details, 377-4963. Pet Adoptions — through Sarasota in Defense of Animals are held on the first, second and fourth Sundays of each month at the PetSmart Luv-A-Pet Center, at the Landings in Sarasota. Details, 925-8388. Eben-Ezer Church SDA — a spiritual concert will be held at 6


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“We All Count” Voter Registration Rally — join Manatee Democrats from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church, 525 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Details, 752-3765. “Biography of the Millennium I” Film — will be shown at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at South Manatee Branch Library, 6081 26th St. W., Bradenton. Free. Details, 755-3892. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens — is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission special: adults save $5 on their admission on Mondays through September. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $5 ages 6 to 11 and free for members and children younger than 5. Connie Taylor, 366-5731, Ext. 239. Annual Equity Day — will be hosted by the Manatee Commission on the Status of Women and the League of Women Voters of Manatee County at noon Saturday, Aug. 10, at Bradenton Municipal Auditorium. It will celebrate the 82nd anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Cost is $25. RSVP by Aug. 2, 7925691. Summer Photographic Exhibition — by the Senior Friendship Center members will be featured from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through Sept. 11 at the Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way. Virginia, 383-3659. Goin’ to the Dogs — the Downtown First Friday Stroll will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, on Main Street, Sarasota. Details, 951-2656. Democratic Candidate “Meet and Greet” Open House — El Conquistador Democrats invite the public to meet and mingle with the candidates for the 2002 Elections at the home of Pat Benson. RSVP, 753-9712.


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associations Sierra Club — “Sierra Club’s National Auto Industry Accountability Campaign” program will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Phillippi Estate Park Mansion, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Free. Details, 9259000. Gulf Gate Professional Women’s Chapter of the Ali Lassen’s Leads Club — meets at noon Thursdays in August at the Gulf Gate Golf Club, 2550 Bispham Road, Sarasota. Details, 922-4400, 928-1142. Sarasota Newcomers Club — meets on the second Thursday of each month. Times and locations vary. Membership is open to permanent residents who have lived in Sarasota less than two years. Details, 358-8046, 362-9216. Sarasota Christian Women’s Club I — meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Laurel Oak County Club. Details, 955-6091. Sarasota Christian Women’s Club II — will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Michael’s On East. Music will be provided by “Emmaus” folk music group and Elaine Baldner will speak. Cost is $14. RSVP by Aug. 7, 927-8186, 923-6817. Job Club — meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays at the Educational Facility of the Women’s Resource Center, 1926 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Details, 747-6797. Sarasota Jewish Singles — will meet at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at a picnic area on main beach of the Siesta Key Pubic Beach Cookout. They will meet for Happy Hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Gastronomia, 1888 Main St., Sarasota. Details, 371-0000.

THURSDAY AUGUST 1, 2002 17A 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. Richard Burns, 924-3862. Sun Stitchers — American Needlepoint Guild’s local chapter will meet on the first Thursday of each month at the United Methodist Church, 4150 S. Shade Ave., Sarasota. Time varies. Details, 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. Summer locations vary. Details, 351-8104, Under-50 Women’s Mah Jongg Group — meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center, 582 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Cost is $2. Audra, 378-5569. Sarasota Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America Inc. — meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Waldemere Fire Station, 2070 Waldemere St., Sarasota. Lynn Minges, 492-5758. Manatee River Christian Women’s Club — will meet for a “Fashions of Summertime” brunch featuring Chico’s at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at El Conquistador Country Club. Cost is $11. RSVP by Aug. 2, 795-2300. Sarasota Evening Toastmasters — meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Terrace Building, corner of Ringling and U.S. 301, on the 10th floor. Wanda Loskot, 342-4203. Lunch Bunch — lunch group meeting with focus on stimulating topics meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. RSVP, 366-1700. Kiwanis Club of South Sarasota — meets at 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays at the Red Lobster Restaurant, 6747 S. Tamiami Trail. Details, 346-0194. Sarasota Toastmasters Club — meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Dutch Haus Family Restaurant, 1247 Beneva Road S., Sarasota. Andrew Bean, 351-8478. ❑

Heather Dunhill, Janet Walter and Jaymie Klauber enjoy Walter’s baby shower at PG’s.

A new girl in town BY EMILY WALSH Staff Writer

New Longboat Key residents Steve and Janet Walter are waiting for the arrival of another new resident, due in September — their baby girl, Lucy Walter. In celebration of this new Bayview (Drive) babe, hostesses Jaymie Klauber and Saralyn Abel threw a baby shower on Saturday, July 20, at Pattigeorge’s Restaurant. PG’s was decorated in feminine shades of pink. Pink lemonade was served at tables decorated with pink pacifiers, pink baby bottles filled with jellybeans and petite pink roses. Walter, by the way, dressed in the pink of perfection herself! Guests in attendance enjoyed cake and ice cream. Baby Lucy Walter has four cousins, Jack, Seth, Anna and Victoria, children of Mike and Becky Walter, who also live on Longboat Key. ❑

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Sowing and reaping The parables of Christ, in my opinion, are the most glittering jewels in the Gospel treasury. The farmer sowing his seed, an image Jesus frequently used in his parables and an image from which we can draw many applications, many lessons — like encouraging and establishing a strong foundation for our youth, for one thing. All ambitions leading to careers in life have to begin some place — usually a push or suggestion from a parent, a priest, a teacher, a coach or someone who has marked influence on the youngster is a big help. Sowing the seed. Sometime ago, I was visiting a nun in St. Augustine who had taught me in grade school some 50 years ago. She has since died but when we visited, she was sort of aimlessly moving around the Mother House. Trying to cheer her up and evoke some of her old spark, I said, “Do you ever think of all the students who tramped through your classroom during all those years you were teaching? All the youngsters — boys and girls — that you helped form both spiritually and academically? I’m sure many of them now living throughout Florida and other parts of the country remember you fondly, even though they have no way of telling you that today.” Those words must have struck a sensitive nerve as I saw tears starting to roll down her cheek. Sowing the seed. So who was Jim Thorpe’s coach? Who was Albert Einstein’s arithmetic teacher in the second grade? Who was Wolfgang Mozart’s patron? Who was Bishop Sheen’s religion teacher in junior high school? Who planted the seeds of future greatness in these legendary performers? Every great outcome has a small beginning. When President Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” he remarked, “So this is the little lady who started the big war!” Sowing the seed. Some years ago some reporters were interviewing Boris Yeltsin, asking him what gave him the courage to stand firm dur-

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ing the fall of communism in the former USSR. Interestingly, he credited the electrician from Poland, Lech Walensa, who started the downfall of communism there. When Walensa was interviewed and asked what inspired him, he said it was the Civil Rights Movement in the United States led by Martin Luther King Jr. When Martin Luther King Jr. was interviewed and asked what inspired him, he said it was the courage of one woman, Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back seat of the bust she was riding. It is too much of a stretch to say that a brave little woman in the South brought about the downfall of communism? Seeds are like that. They can grow into a large tree and cast a big shadow. So who was Albert Einstein’s second grade arithmetic teacher? I don’t know but we’re all eternally grateful. So who seeded you, made you what you are, put value, meaning and grace into your life? Surely somebody made a positive impression on you, somebody encouraged you at a time of you life when you were at that early decision-making stage. And we in turn must do the same. The parents first, priests or ministers, teachers, employers, whoever ... all of these people cast a great deal of influence on the impressionable young. Encouragement, advice, maybe even helping monetarily for a while — we have to help people get started, just as somebody more than likely helped us. There is so much competition in every field today, real talents can lose out if not given a boost at the start. Like the farmer in the parable, we are the ones who have to sow the seed today if we expect a bountiful crop tomorrow. And this goes for religious formation, too, of course. In fact, it goes especially for religious formation. We have to see that the good word, namely the values of our religion that are gleaned from the Gospel, are sown and cultivated generation after generation. We sow — someone else reaps — they sow, someone else reaps — that is how the good word is passed on from generation to generation. Upon Jesus’ arrival in heaven after his Ascension, a vast host of angels greeted him. After the formalities were over, they asked him whom he had left behind on earth to continue the word he had begun. Jesus replied, “Just a small group of dedicated men and women who love me and believe in our cause.” “That’s all?” asked the angels, astonished. “What if that tiny group should fail?” Jesus replied, “I have no other plans.” The Rev. Edward G. Pick is pastor at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. ❑

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Ruth O. Schmidt Ruth O. Schmidt, 80, of Longboat Key, died July 21. Born Sept. 15, 1921, in Cincinnati, she lived here since 1975. She was retired. Her survivors include a son, James Giles, and a stepson, Louis Schmidt, both of Cincinnati; and three grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Inurnment will be in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg, FL 33742.

Services All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, will offer Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. Sunday. Holy Eucharist and Healing or Morning Prayer also will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Downs Spitler, interim rector, 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 a Saturday Mass at 5 p.m. and Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses are held at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Rev. Edward Pick is the pastor of the church. 3831255. Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, will hold a Friday Shabbat Service at 5:30 p.m. Saturday Shabbat Service is at 10 a.m. Rabbi Michael Eisenstat will officiate at both services, assisted by Joseph Spinella, cantorial soloist/music director. 383-3428. The Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Worship services will be held at 8:30 a.m. (informal) and at 10 a.m. (traditional) Sunday. The Rev. Jim Marsh, interim minister, will officiate. 3836491.

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P. Richard (Dick) Clendening P. Richard (Dick) Clendening, 78, of Longboat Key, died July 27. He was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Elgin, Ill., and lived here since 1982. He was an interior designer, owning Clendening Interiors Inc. in Elgin. He received a bachelor’s degree from Knox College and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1942 to 1945. He was a member of American Society of Interior Designers, Longboat Island Chapel and Longboat Key Center for the Arts. He is survived by his wife, Pat; three daughters, Paula Choyke of Sarasota, Beth Lewis of Brandon and Susan Hansen of Cary, Ill.; a sister, Polly Johnson of Elgin; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Longboat Island Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Longboat Key Center of the Arts, Building Fund, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key, FL 34228.

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2002-2003 Social Calendar unveiled BY EMILY WALSH Staff Writer

It’s the middle of the summer and everyone relishes the brief respite from black-tie events — or so we thought. It seems that Sarasota is already anticipating the social season ahead. More than 200 members of arts, charity and service organizations and event committee chairs and members crowded outside the doors of Saks Fifth Avenue at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 25 — and it wasn’t even a triple points day. The crowd was there was for The Longboat Observer/Black Tie, Saks Fifth Avenue and Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club’s second annual “Save the Year!” event. Guests arrived for breakfast catered by Michael’s On East and awaited the unveiling of the exclusive 2002-2003 social calendar, in a new datebook format this season. Iris Starr, general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue, Sally Schule, assistant general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue,

More than 200 people packed Saks Fifth Avenue for the presentation of the 2002-2003 Social Calendar.

Alisa Bennett reacts to the 14-carat diamond on Iris Starr’s finger. No, it’s not an engagement ring. Starr was promoting Saks’ fine jewelry event.

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Shirley Levine, Budee Jacobson and Annette Grishman woke up with Michael’s On East coffee.

Dottie Baer Garner, who won the “Babe with the Buzz” Award, with Carol Krug of the Foundation for United Way. Michael Klauber of Michael’s On East and the Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club, Lisa Walsh, managing editor of The Longboat Observer and Emily Walsh, Black Tie editor, welcomed guests, handed out raffle prizes and awards and presented the calendar. Each month of the datebook features a glimpse of the social happenings (200 in all) and pictures from last year’s events. The datebook includes detailed information about the events, such as chairs, contact names and phone numbers, listed by organization in the back. The 2002-2003 Social Calendars are available for $5 at the following locations: The Longboat Observer, Saks Fifth Avenue, Pattigeorge’s, Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, Michael’s On East and Michael’s Wine Cellar. Also, telephone orders for the datebook will be taken by The Longboat Observer at 383-5509. There is an additional charge for shipping. ❑


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Topiary ducks take flight at the Floriade exhibition in Holland.

Guide to‘Documenta’ and ‘Floriade’ BY STUART R. SCHEYER Contributing Writer

ocumenta 11 in Kassel, Germany, is the eleventh incarnation of an exhibition that some experts call the world’s most important collection of contemporary art. While it’s held every five years, the wait is justified. Floriade, the quintessential Dutch outdoor floral exhibition, is an even rarer species, blooming only in 10-year intervals. (We’ll discuss whether it’s worth waiting for later.) My wife and I had the privilege of visiting both events on a quick trip to Europe at the end of last June. Our original itinerary revolved around seeing the specially-constructed Floriade site just outside Amsterdam. This event should not be confused with the many brief Dutch tulip festivals held each spring — it’s meant to be a world-class exhibition. Planning started in 1994; construction in the 2square-mile area included pavilions, artificial lakes and a 120-foot high “viewing” pyramid. Was it the “worldclass” event promoters promised? No. There were certainly memorable


Untitled from Touhami Ennadre’s “September 11” series at Documenta 11. sights and intense and sweet fragrances. Its visionary “automated greenhouse” was unique with its totally electronically-controlled fertilizing, watering and even sunshine. The topiaries of huge ducks skimming over a pond were fantastic. Its giant lily bouquets may be unsurpassed anywhere ... But apart from these few bright spots,

the overall experience was disappointing. Even the signage on roads leading to the site was inferior to comparable events. It wasn’t worth the time and money the organizers expended on it. It certainly doesn’t justify a visit from any significant distance, especially when so many lush botanical gardens can be found in Chicago, New York and many other U.S. cities. But if you happen to be in the neighborhood, by all means go. Where Floriade was a let-down, Documenta 11 exceeded our expectations. Originally conceived in the early 1960s as an outlet for Germany’s repressed artists, to call it a mere “art exhibition” doesn’t do it justice — it’s a vibrant event with the high-energy aura of creative electricity. Too big to contain in any one exhibition space, its venue has become virtually the entire city and included a former brewery and railroad station, a museum, an office building and an outdoor park. This year, more than 100 contributors participated, coming from every continent in the world, with the exception of Antarctica. Documenta II is, perhaps, Kassel’s most distinguished achieve-

ment. Without it, it would be just another small German city. This year’s eclectic exhibition was a visual feast encompassing paintings, film, light-shows and nearly every conceivable expression of culture. Some concepts were stunning in their beauty. Others were bewildering, but very few CONTINUED ON PAGE 2B

David Small’s “Stream of Consciousness” at Documenta 11.




Artefacts Mystery, he wrote Sarasota mystery writer Wayne Barcomb is currently on a five-week book tour promoting his latest novel, “All Are Naked.” He’s also working on a new novel coming out next March. This time around, the crime is closer to home. Barcomb informs us, “It’s a murder mystery that is loosely on an actual murder that took place in Sarasota about six years ago. It’s all set in Sarasota with several key scenes in Longboat Key and Siesta Key.” The author also notes that “the book ranges from the “high society” of black-tie fundraisers to the dark underbelly of Sarasota that no one talks about.” Barcomb adds that even that only scratches the surface. There’s even more to it than that. Much more. But for now, it will have to remain a mystery.

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Flowers are always in season thanks to the fully-automated greenhouse at Floriade.

Dr. Aaron De Groft, Michelle Scalera and Ron McCarty shared their recollections of the six-year restoration of Cà d’Zan, John and Mable Ringling’s winter home, at a recent Sarasota County Arts Council smARTalk. “The devil is in the details,” is the way De Groft, the John and Mable Ringling Museum’s deputy director and chief curator, put it. But if details can be devilish, our community’s volunteers can be heavenly. Scalera, the Ringling Museum’s chief conservator, noted that there were “too many to mention” and gave special kudos to area members of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America and the American Needlepoint Guild. These dedicated people spent “thousands of hours” of hand-work, replacing everything from deteriorated needlepoint on to hand-loomed unholstery. Ron McCarty, the Cà d’Zan registrar, had actual samples of the recreated fabric pieces, some worth thousands of dollars a yard. He displayed these to the audience and told them they’d get a chance to touch the samples. “This is the one chance you’ll get,” he said. “The Cà d’Zan is not a hands-on institution.” The prospect filled the audience with anticipation. They all seemed dying to get their hands on the stuff. McCarty quickly wrapped up his talk. — compiled by Marty Fugate

Art CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B were dull. Many offerings were sublime in statement and form. A few seemed ridiculous, although in this atmosphere, one person’s “ridiculous” was another person’s “sublime.” One of our favorite exhibits was the powerful work of Chicago-born artist Leon Golub. Another was a special onsite construction built by Luis Camnitzer of New York; he had made a collection of books unattainable by mortaring them into an interior wall behind a window frame. Touhami Ennadre of Casablanca in Morroco offered some deeply-moving photos of Sept. 11 and its aftermath in New York City. Jeff Wall created a stunning diorama containing a 6-by-8 foot Cibachrome in a lightbox, depicting Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man.” Words cannot describe its remarkable detail. The many political statements in film

ranged from protests against globalization to Farred Argali’s documentary of life in Palestinian refugee camps. There was no counterbalancing account of the terrorist attacks on Israel, unfortunately. Apart from this omission, the protests were genuine statements of feeling and not inflammatory or offensive. How does Documenta’s eleventh installment compare? Out of more than 100 artists and thousand or so projects, at least half seemed brilliant to us. Another quarter were certainly interesting, but uninspiring. The remainder invoked astonishment as to why they had been included. Examples in the interesting but uninspiring category included recreations of several artists’ studios, and an exhibit of 25 movie cameras simultaneously projecting events from one artist’s travels, complete with 25 sound tracks. The leading example of negative wonderment was a feature called “One Million Years.” This presented a glassed-

in radio studio containing two announcers (with voices taken straight from PBS) alternately reading every year from 1996 to 1,001,996 A.D. They were alternating between “18,667” and “18,668” by the time we caught them. We did not stay to see them complete this task. Other dubious projects included several rooms containing lifetime collections of objects that could have meaning only to their owners. To be fair, very few of these were dull. Documenta 11 will be open until September 15 and is well-worth a special trip from the States. Kassel can be reached by air and is also an easy twohour drive from Düsseldorf or Frankfort. If you cannot go this year, plan ahead for the next incarnation in 2007; it’s worth it. Floriade is certainly worth visiting — if you’re already in that part of Europe. Our European readers will be pleased to note that it runs until October 20. ❑


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Ann Petersen as Pauline in Lieven Debrauwer’s “Pauline and Paulette.” thanks to Director Lieven Debrauwer’s sensitive treatment of the simple yet poignant subject matter. He leavens the script with humor. He doesn’t exploit the obvious pathos. He even manages to turn Pauline’s peril into a parable. Where a lesser director would have served up a predictable tale about being nice to the mentally challenged, Debrauwer created a universal message. It’s all about changing the course of one’s life late in the game and eventually finding love and compassion from those you’d least expect to give it. Despite its painful subject matter, “Pauline and Paulette” exudes an uplifting feeling. Much of it comes from the life-affirming camera-work — we see this world with very fresh eyes. Color plays a big part in this film, a celebration of color for its own sake. There’s one scene where Pauline joyously swings her watering can in a field smothered with blooming flowers while Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” plays in the background. It’s beautiful to watch on two levels. It’s pure cinematography; it also conveys Pauline’s simple, sweet nature — a person who can find an immense joy in living despite her limitations. I have this annoying habit of viewing a film from behind the camera — just watching the actors act and not really

believing in it. Every now and then a movie comes along that draws me into its characters so completely that it feels real. This was one of them. The women playing Pauline and Paulette were so natural, it seemed like I was watching a documentary or a home video. They didn’t strike me as professional actors at all — but in reality Dora van der Groen (Pauline) and Ann Petersen (Paulette) are two of Belgium’s best. I hope that little tidbit doesn’t ruin it for you because you’re going to like this movie a whole lot. This is a picture that makes you feel good, but not a feel-good picture. This is a director who set out to tell the truth — if the truth is not as bad as it sounds, that’s just life. Debrauwer realizes that there are no easy answers, yet when predicaments are perceived with a comic acceptance, warm and fuzzy results may ensue. His film offers honest emotion, not Hollywood manipulation. See it, and “Pauline and Paulette” will draw you in too. It will definitely open your eyes.


If movies like “I Am Sam” and “Rain Man” tugged at your heartstrings, “Pauline and Paulette” will rip them to shreds — but in a good way. Without being overly sentimental or somber, this heart-warming little Flemish film about a mentally-challenged, 60-something woman is a celebration of the human spirit. It’s a bittersweet, heartwarming tale of sibling rivalry, bondage and avarice. One of four sisters, Pauline is cared for by the eldest, Martha. She can’t speak or even tie her own shoes. Despite all that, Pauline is extremely happy just watering flowers and running undemanding errands for Martha. But when Martha suddenly dies, Pauline’s fate must be determined by Paulette and Cecile, her surviving siblings. These two are in line to split up Martha’s inheritance, but on the condition that one of them cares for Pauline personally. Paulette owns a fabric shop in Lochrist, the same small quiet town where Pauline used to live with Martha. Cecile, however, lives in big city Brussels with her priggish French lover. Paulette agrees to take care of Pauline — at first. Pauline is entirely happy in her new situation. But Paulette finds her to be a handful and dumps her off with Cecile. Pauline feels unwanted and utterly lost in this foreign environment so she takes a taxi back to Lochrist to be with the sister she really adores. Sadly, Paulette finds the demands of caring for Pauline to be overly oppressive. This is not what she wanted to do with her senior years. She decides to send Pauline away to a cozy little institution, even if it means sacrificing her inheritance. How could such callous characters and seemingly sad situations be the makings of a bittersweet and heartwarming tale? Glad you asked. The reason it’s not depressing is

Pamela Nadon graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.A. in English, has served as a film analyst in a series of classes and is a member of the American Film Institute. ❑

On the HORIZON “FridayFest On the Bay,” the Van Wezel’s popular series of outdoor summer music, continues with a session by The Fred Johnson Group from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 16. Johnson is both an applauded jazz musician and an accomplished performance artist. This polymath individual has toured around the planet and recorded with jazz and R&B giants ranging from Miles Davis to Dizzy Gillespie to B.B. King. Johnson’s al dente concert is free for all. Bring your ears, bring lawn chairs and blankets; bring the whole family; just don’t bring your coolers. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-826-9303.

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Fred Johnson jazzes up the FridayFest. this way: It’s something less than a fully-staged, fully rehearsed production, and something more than a bunch of actors in their street clothes sitting on stools doing a dramatic reading. Nate Jacobs’ “Aunt Rudele at the Family Reunion” recreates the domi-

Bill Hicks’ favorite country-music superstar will be rolling into town at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 18. Cyrus will perform a mix of his standards and new releases from his latest album, “Southern Rain.” Tickets: $40, $35 and $29. Cyrus continues to bridge the chasms of rock, pop and country, which may help explain his die-hard fan base. Hunt him down while you can. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-8269303. — Marty Fugate


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neering opinionated relative that can be found in every family at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 11; Steve Mountain’s “Infinite Typing Pool” presents an unpublished author’s desperate, monkey-related ghostwriting scam at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 18; Larry Parr’s “And I Know He Watches Me” offers up blues singer Ethel Waters’ story at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 25 For details call: 366-9000.


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John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art — “An American Anthem: 300 Years of Painting from the Butler Institute of Art” is a traveling exhibition of home-grown art on exhibit through Sept. 8. 359-5700. Valeri Rose Studios — “Works 2002” features mixed-media manipulations by John Alexander Sudnick; “Suburbia” offers Valerie Rose’s gated-community of the mind. Both open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 and continue through Aug. 31. 748-8671. Unity Gallery — “Visions of the World.” The photographs of Judy Kramer offer fresh perspectives on the interplay of light and form through August 25. 955-3301. Plum Door Gallery — “Figures & Nudes.” Featuring acrylic paintings by Anna Maria Island artist, Richard Thomas, through August 9. 362-0960. Sonnet Gallery — “Too Hot for Clothes II.” Paintings by Antek and Donald Rener are laid bare at an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. The good nudes continues through Sept. 5. 955-6443.


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Art Center Sarasota — “Dog Days of Summer.” This exhibit by member artists continues through Aug. 2. The Center will be closed from Saturday, Aug. 3 through Sept. 2. Call 365-2032. The Palm Avenue Gallery — “Watercolors by Pepsi Freund.” Freund’s watercolors turn Florida into an earthly paradise of shimmering color through August 31. 953-5757. Katharine Butler Gallery — “The Colors of Summer.” This group show features bright colors and fanciful subjects in photographs, palm wood sculpture, acrylic and watercolors through Aug. 18. 955-4546. Beverly Fleming Gallery — “Making the Summer Scene.” This summer group show features watercolors, acrylics, sculpture and more. 365-3683. Island Gallery West — this artists’ cooperative serves up its “Summer Sizzle” through Sept. 27. 778-6648. Blue House Gallery — its ongoing summer show celebrates art by Blackburn, Butler, Larsen, Chinnis and others. 366-0211. Missing Link Gallery — showcasing indigenous art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas and contemporary photographs by Mario Algaze, Maggie Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann and Bill West. 366-6600. Lynx Studio & Gallery — “Sizzling Summer Sale.” Featuring sale prices on work by Karen Armstrong, Katherine Butler, and other artists. 586-9544.


theater Banyan Theater Company — launches its season of summer drama with Harold Pinter’s backwards-time drama “Betrayal” through August 11, at New College’s Sainer Pavilion. Tickets are $25. Call 358-5330. Florida Studio Theatre — “Filumena” is an experience of marriage, Italian style, from Thursday, Aug. 1 through Aug. 17. Call 3669000. Golden Apple Dinner Theatre — “Bye Bye Birdie,” the musical tale of an early ’60s rock singer’s last-gasp performance before he gets drafted, continues through Sept. 1. Call 3665454. Players Theatre — “The Play’s the Thing Festival.” Sylvia Reed’s “Full Moon Rabbit Dance” gives a turn to an aging couple at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3; Jack Gilhooley’s shows four good people recovering from bad love in “Phoenix Park” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. Call 365-2494.

just for fun McCurdy’s Comedy Theater — Etta May, the Arkansas steamroller of southern sass, will be on a roll through Sunday, Aug. 4, at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre. Call 925-FUNY (3869) for details.

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When dreamers dreamed of us Once upon a time folks like Bertha Potter Palmer, Owen Burns, A.B. Edwards, and John Hamilton Gillespie took a horizon-eyed look into the future of our little slice of Florida’s Gulf coast. They saw the makings of a cosmopolitan community where others saw slash pine, palmetto and mosquitos. The exhibition “Dreamers of our Past” looks back with honor on these bygone area dreamers. It’s on display at the Sarasota County Historical Center through Aug. 31. Call 861-1180.


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Sarasota Film Society’s Burns Court Cinema — “The Emperor’s New Clothes” postulates that an impostor, not Napoleon, was exiled on St. Helena — and that the actual Napoleon (Ian Holm) was forced to spend the rest of his days as a commoner learning why love is more desirable than power. For complete listings, prices and times, call 955-FILM.

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Writers’ Workshops — meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. every Monday except holidays at Building 11, Room 144 at Manatee Community College. 748-4647. 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. Recorder Classes and Lessons — offered at St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key. 929-9137. American International Dance Centre — separate ballroom classes for ages 12 and older. 955-8363. Art classes — Artist teaches acrylic painting and more. Kids and adult classes available afternoons and evenings. 358-8914. Classical ballet — ballet class for mature ex-dancers. 7791108. Purple Tiger Dance Studio — Salsa and Mambo group classes every Monday night at 8 p.m. Each class is $8 or $50 for 10 classes. 955-0039. Community Music School — still accepting reservations for its summer music camp for kids and adults. 953-4410. Grapevine Dancers — traditional Mediterranean folk dancing for beginners. 351-6281. Joy Bascher’s North Creek Art School — art classes in a variety of media for individuals or small groups. 966-4825. Kathleen Carrillo Galleries and School of Art — drawing, painting and printmaking classes in Towles Court, Sarasota. 365-9146. Senior Friendship Center — ballroom dance instruction. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Fridays. 955-2122. Suncoast Watercolor Society — various watercolor workshops at the Art League of Manatee County. 722-0023. Women’s Resource Center — classes in yoga, computer literacy, job interview skills and more. 366-1700. Venice Art Center — adult and children’s classes in drawing, painting and such. 485-7136. Tahja — offering classes in Polynesian and flamenco dance. 349-3494. ❑

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Waiter Ed Gingerich exploring the mysterious, colorful world of Barnacle Bill’s underwater mural. spot. If you’re looking for that statue of the Golden Buddha, well … I asked my waiter what the heck happened to it — and hoped he didn’t mind the weird question. “He’s still around,” he said. “He’s sitting in the back just behind that other building. He’s our everyday restaurant Buddha.” He smiled and added, “And that’s not an uncommon question.” ❑

parents taught me to chew slowly and very sad when I finished it. The Key lime pie was the next best thing to a trip to Key West. Key lime pie is probably one of civilization’s greatest inventions next to the light bulb and anesthesia. It was glorious, but be warned. It contained enough sugar to send the average toddler climbing the walls. If your kids order Key lime pie for dessert, have them run around the yard for an hour or so when you get back home. This was a great, unpretentious place for casual, inexpensive dining, perfect for families or business people on the go. They serve lunch here and do takeout; there’s also a case of fresh seafood and a friendly bar. If you’re looking for seafood without the attitude, you’ve come to the right

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The Golden Buddha restaurant on Sarasota’s North Trail was reincarnated as Barnacle Bill’s back in 2000. This was good news for the owners — their third such restaurant. But I’ll have to admit I wasn’t thrilled. Like most human beings, I hate change. Its jolly, gold-painted statue of Siddhartha out in front had been a fixture of my childhood. My parents liked Chinese food, liked that place in particular, so we came there often. As a teenager, I’d pick my baby sister up and let her rub Buddha’s tummy for good luck. As an adult, I repeated the ritual with my own kids. Then one day I drove by the restaurant … And the golden statue was gone. I was bummed. It’s taken me now to get over it, but what the heck, I decided to give the new owners a chance. My first impression when I walked in the doors? It’s a friendly place. By that I don’t mean pasted-on grins and parrot people squawking, “Have a nice day.” It’s really a friendly place, the kind of friendliness that tells you the people are relaxed, that there’s not a lot of fear and anger on the other side of the kitchen doors. I got seated quickly, got a waiter quickly. He was friendly, but not talky, efficient, but not in-your-face. My kind of waiter. Before I knew it I was working on a Caesar salad and studying the restaurant. Upscale it’s not. It’s a place to relax, not a place to dress up; pleasant if a tad utilitarian. Some booths; some tables; all glossy blond wood with no tablecloths. Surprise, surprise — there’s a nautical theme. Two walls by the front were done up in a lighthearted undersea mural — lots of happy, as-yet uncaught fish, sans Cousteau. The other walls sported schools of multicolored papier maché fish made from the pages of one of our competitors. The place was packed, but thanks to the generous floor space, not crowded or noisy. Everybody’s in a good mood. It’s impossible not to be. Let’s render proper tribute unto the Caesar salad — I loved it. The greens taste like they’d been picked, not like they’d come out of a bag. Crunchy romaine lettuce, feisty croutons, no overkill on the dressing. My entrée was a sautéed rainbow trout amandine with rice pilaf and steamed broccoli and carrots on the side. Perhaps I was feeling nostalgic for the almond-garnished dishes at the old Golden Buddha’s — but it was a very good choice. Two very good things to say about that fish: It was very fresh and there was a lot of it. As a Florida native, I’m still spoiled by the days before draconian net laws when there were plenty of fresh fish, any kind of fish you wanted, and people who knew how to cook it. This was practically jumping off my plate. It had a nice, smoky, almondy flavor and an excellent texture. Delicious. It made me glad my


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Preparing a Crab Pizza, Moore’s Chef Robert Hicks pours olive oil mixed with garlic on the pizza shell. “After he (Smith) left, I substituted there for at least six months,” Hicks recalls. “They offered me the job; I refused it and they hired some one else.” Hicks didn’t want to teach cooking, he wanted to cook. Hicks calls himself a “working chef” and shares the kitchen with six self-taught chefs. But they are more than just chefs. “They are just as much key to this restaurant as the owners are,” he says of them, many of them working there from 15 to 27 years. “My crew here, they do everything — mop the floor, clean the bathrooms, cook dinner.” But this working chef confesses he wasn’t always so talented. “Yeah, I burned it,” he laughs, remembering the first dish he attempted to prepare. Cleaning fish wasn’t much better. “I tried to clean a fish, a pompano. When I was done with it, it wasn’t worth a darn.” But he did learn. His teacher was Pete Moore, the former owner of Moore’s, who taught him the ropes: how to catch stone crabs, lobsters, grouper and mullet. “He taught us all that,” he said. ❑

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Mon.-Sat. • 11:30 A.M. - 11P.M. • CLOSED SUNDAYS 4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr. • Longboat Key • 383-0791




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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 brunch from 11am -2pm and dinner from 5pm-9:30pm 7 days a week. 5610 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 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. HARRY’S CONTINENTAL KITCHENS Harry’s is a cozy restaurant serving Continental classics and inventive seafood. Lunch Fri. & Sat. 11:30am2:30pm. Sun. 10:00am-2:30pm, Dinner Tues.-Sun. 5:30pm-9:00pm. 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: Tues.-Sun. 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. Open Wed. through Sun. 383-7774


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 complimentary 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 Mon. - Sat. from 5-10p.m. 779-0220. J.C. GARDNER’S Bradenton Beach’s newest dining delight featuring tantalizing Euro-fusion dishes ranging from $6.95-$19.95 served in a comfortably casual atmosphere. Unique blend of taste sensations. Spectacular views and fabulous desserts. Specialty wines, beers, cocktails. Gulf Drive and Bridge Street. Open Mon. - Sat. from 11:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 782-1122

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

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

SARASOTA BARNACLE BILL’S SEAFOOD No waterfront, no view, just great resort style food at neighborhood prices. Sarasota’s finest fresh seafood, specializing in the freshest local and northern seafood in the market. Old world and contemporary preparations with showcase quality seafood in the restaurant. (3 locations) Barnacle Bill’s Seafood on Main, 365-6800, Barnacle Bill’s Seafood on Webber, 923-5800., Barnacle Bill’s 5050 N. Tamiami Trail 355-7700. THE BIJOU CAFE Setting the standard for fine Continental dining in Sarasota since 1986, The Bijou Cafe is located in the heart of Sarasota’s ritzy Theatre and Arts District. Zagat Survey gives the Bijou it’s highest score for food and service and says “this Continental-New American “favorite” “never disappoints” thanks to chef-owner Jean-Pierre Knaggs’ “outstanding” menu of “divine” “classics” and the pampering of his “caring staff”. The Bijou Cafe offers an outstanding award winning wine list or as Wine Spectacular magazine calls it “among the best restaurants in the world for wine lovers”. Lunch and Dinner reservations 366-8111. 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. 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.


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

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

EMERALD POINTE...New construction behind the gates at Longboat Key Club. This 3 bedroom villa offers views of the lake and golf course, private swimming pool/spa, two car garage, neutral colors throughout. Offered for $740,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• BEACHPLACE...Charming two bedroom walk up floor plan. Enjoy views of the reflection pond, well manicured grounds and sunset. Light and bright with a real Florida feel. Covered parking. Offered for $529,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• SEAPLACE...Located in the midrise building, this 4th floor unit offers 2br/1ba and wonderful gulf and sunset views. A wonderful weekend getaway or great rental opportunity. Offered for $345,000. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• BAY LAKE ESTATES...This lot is located in a community of timeless architecture. Its corner location offers views of the lake. Close to shopping and the beaches. Offered for $57,900.




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338 Pine Avenue • Anna Maria (941) 779-2233 TOLL FREE: 1 (800) 813-7517 Brenda Boyd May, Sales Director


hen you choose Chase you are guaranteed by a variety of products offered by one of the nation’s top mortgage lenders. Plus, the knowledge of loan officers like Ron Hayes who are familiar with, and dedicated to, your local community. So, whatever your mortgage needs –– fixedrate, adjustable-rate, jumbo, government, call Ron locally for a free consultation at

QUEENS HARBOR - BAY FRONT Full bay view in this 5000 sq.ft. custom designed maintenance free home. Upon entering the foyer & gallery with 19’ ceilings you immediately feel the eloquence and sophistication and attention to detail. Features also incl. patio & pool w/summer kitchen overlooking a dock for 2 boats. $2,499,000.

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



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


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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EMERALD POINTE SOUTH - 3BR/3.5BA home with caged, heated pool and double garage. Beautiful tile floors, spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances.............$649,000. LBK BAY FRONT - 2 Bedroom corner unit in popular complex with boat docks, 2 pools, tennis, beach access..$362,000. GULF FRONT - 4 Bedroom home with library on Longboat’s best beach. Designer decorated and furnished with casual elegance. Furnished.....................................................$3,000,000. SUNRISE/SUNSET - Enjoy them both from this 8th floor corner 3 bedroom home (Antigua model) at Grand Bay. Beautiful custom built-ins, imported tile floors, 2 upper level parking spaces, direct bayfront location................$1,550,000. ISLAND RETREAT The ultimate in privacy and tranquility. The Polynesian style home is designed in pods. 4 BR, 4.5 baths. Bayfront location. Boat dock. Price includes a Carolina skiff and a landside docking space. Furnished...................$950,000. LONGBOAT VILLAGE - Walk to the beach and bay from this 3/2 Bermuda style home. Cheerful decorating, large lot, convenient to everything............PENDING...........$395,000. WEST OF THE TRAIL - Building lot across from a county park with a water access...............................................$65,500. SOUTH CREEK LOT - In gated community with tennis courts and boat docking facilities.......PENDING......$95,500.

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

NEW VILLA - LONGBOAT KEY CLUB Under construction, one of a kind villa, 3BR/3.5BA, many upgrades including pool & spa, granite kitchen and ceramic flooring. Private setting with panoramic golf course lake view. $799,000.

BAY ISLES BAYOU - REDUCED Single story, custom home with high ceilings, open floor plan, 3BR/3.5BA, spacious kitchen, caged pool & lanai in a private setting. $659,000.

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2BR/2BA, 6 car garage, recently renovated. Granite kitchen, ceramic floors, new hardware and fixtures, plus internal stairs to garage and 1st level, doubling the space. $449,000.

Whether buying or selling on Longboat, St. Armands or Lido Key, contact Stan Haidl and Peter Salefsky for traditional real estate, built on a foundation of trust.


BOBBIE BANAN, REALTOR® 356-2659 • 383-2659

Stan Haidl & Peter Salefsky, Realtors®

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440 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 8012

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Store around the corner

Lusya Sullivan

Store Manager Emalyn Reed, who has been instrumental in opening the St. Armands branch of Yves Delorme, has been with the company for about five years.

Yves Delorme 28-B S. Boulevard of the Presidents, St. Armands Key Owner: Tissage Fremaux (The Fremaux Group), the oldest manufacturer of fine linens in France, has been around for more than 150 years. It is a private company which has been owned and operated by the family since its inception. Year Established: Store Manager Emalyn Reed opened the store in December 1999. Reed found out that the company did not have a branch in Florida so she went to the management and said, “You need one in Florida.” Somewhat familiar with the area, Reed came down and chose the location. “It worked out perfectly for me,” she says, because “I wanted to be across from Mettlers.” And that’s where she is now — across from The Met.

How many employees?: Reed works with Candy Boyd. Hours: It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and during the season it also will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Type of store: Customers will find imported linens and accessories for bed, bath and table, including candles, French travel and cookbooks, soaps, tablecloths, original artwork, fine china and crystal. Baby linens and cribs are also sold. “Everything is French or French-imported,” reminds Reed. Most expensive item: “I probably would say, apart from beds themselves, the 500 thread-count linens,”

she says. A queen-size set of top and bottom sheets and shams sells for $700. But the items can be purchased separately as well. The bed, which sells for $2,600, is solid mahogany. Least costly item: Soaps sell for $1.50. They come in three fragrances: Feminine, Mixte and Provence. Best business advice ever received: “Customers come first; they’re the most important part of our business. We try to please them with our products and our business,” she says. What is the hardest part about running a business?: “It’s such a pleasure to be in such an atmosphere. It’s a pleasure to be here everyday,” she says. “This is my home away from home.” Favorite book: “Oh, well, I love historical or family sagas,” she says, and two of her favorite authors are Rosamund Pilcher and Jane Austen. Favorite movie and/or channel: “My current favorite movie is “Bridget Jones’ Diary.” On top of that, I love all movies that are made from novels,” she says. She’s not much into sci-fi and horror. “My children always laugh at me because I took them to see “Star Wars” and I fell asleep,” she remembers. “My favorite channel is the PBS channel,” she says, on which “Keeping Up Appearances” is her favorite show. What you like best about this area?: “It’s like a little New York. So much culture, theater, art. So many cultures that are represented here,” she says. “And, of course, the water. I love looking at the water.” What you like least?: “Absolutely nothing. I love it,” she says. If you could reincarnate, what would you be?: “OK, I would like to be a grand dame during the 1800s in New York City,” says. She even dreamed that she was a grand dame. — Compiled by Lusya Sullivan




“One of Longboat Key’s most desirable locations” Lovely 3BR/2BA home in immaculate condition Pool, 40’ dock - easy access to bay/gulf. Short walk to deeded beach access & beautiful Gulf beach. Don’t miss this one. $689,000.



Call Jack McCormick/Broker Wagner Realty • 383-5577



➤GREAT VIEW AND... cathedral ceilings, private elevator, enclosed garage, 2 small pets allowed. 3BR/2.5BA also included. Who needs more? $545,000.


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

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RESIDENTIAL HOMES HARBOUR ACRES BAY VIEWS AND GREAT BOATI NG! - $2,895,000. Gorgeous, furnished, almost-new home with extraordinary detailing. 4,200 sq. ft. with 4BR/4BA, 4 car garage & elevator. SENSATIONAL SUNSETS - $2,475,000. from this fantastic Bird Key home. Smashing Mediterranean w/all the “appropriate touches”. Great boating! Inlaw suite possible. Priced below appraisal! BIRD KEY BAYFRONT - $2,150,000. - Totally and fabulously updated home w/incredible views. 30’ dock, heated pool/spa, 3,000 sq. ft. and 170’ on the bay. Renovated using the highest standards. LARGE FAMILY HOME AT THE BEACH! $1,250,000. Key West style home with multiple decks for viewing. Brand new and beautiful! DAZZLING COURTYARD HOME W/BAY VIEWS $1,095,000. - Spacious & bright single family home w/guest house. Very private. Lushly landscaped. EXQUISITE QUEENS HARBOUR - $1,075,000. Four bedroom home with over 4000 sq. ft. of spacious & open floor plan. Court yard entry w/guest house and private pool. Views of lake and golf course. Immaculate! 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. PRIVATE HOME IN THE BAYOU - $659,000. Lovingly maintained 3 or 4BR on quite cul-de-sac. Heated pool, new roof, A/C, paver driveway.

CONDOMINIUM HOMES BEST BUY BEHIND THE KEY CLUB GATES! $595,000. - Direct gulf front unit w/greatest views! 2BR/2BA 1,500 sq. ft., Priced below appraisal. THE PROMENADE - $609,500. - Lush tropical gardens enhance the views of the gulf, bay and city from this Robb & Stucky turnkey furnished unit. Wrap around terraces, guest wing with full bath, loads of amenities & under ground parking. REGENT PLACE! - $2,700,000. - spacious “B” plan in south building w/the most fabulous views of gulf bay and city. Over 3,200 sq. ft. of PIZAZZ! DESIGNER PERFECTION ON THE BEACH! $1,895,000. - 9th floor Waterclub unit with gorgeous gulf and bay views. LUXURIATE ON LIDO! - $899,000. - 3BR/3BA condo home in L’Elegance. Views of both gulf & bay. Corner unit w/generous wrap-around balconies. DOWNTOWN DELIGHT - $839,000. - Wonderful 6th floor, corner unit in Sarabande w/awesome views of the bay, marina and city lights. Classy, super 2BR/2BA apt. w/southern exposure. HUGE BAY VIEWS - $629,000. - Sought after corner unit at Grand Bay. Gigantic terrace, designer turnkey furnished, loads of extras and 2 parking spaces. COREYS LANDING VILLA - $479,000. Immaculate, open, bright and provides super views of lake and golf course. 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings & new appliances. BENT TREE FAMILY HOME - $215,000. - Private home on cul-de-sac w/ 3BR/2BA, pool, 2 car garage and large lanai. EL CONQUISTADOR VILLA - $159,000. - Sunny courtyard-villa on cul-de-sac. 3BR/2BA.

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Are realty prices leveling off? A pair of million-dollar-plus sales on Longboat Key the first week in July provided the first indication that rising real estate prices may be leveling off. In the larger of the two, Sandra L. Crowe of North Chelmsford, Mass., sold her 10-year-old, two-bedroom and four-bath apartment unit D305 at the 135-unit L’Ambiance condominiums to Alan L. Zimmerman and his wife, Elinor Greenberg, 421 Wood Duck Drive, Bird Key, for $1,650,000. The price was just $75,000 more than the $1,575,000 Crowe paid for the condominium in February of last year. Then over in the 102-lot Queen’s Harbour, a seven-year-old, three-bedroom and three-bath home with a swimming pool at 3590 Fair Oaks Lane was purchased by Carolyn A. and Nicholas J. Etten from Longboat Key and Hinsdale, Ill., for $1,185,000. The

sellers, Barbara E. and Sammy W. Pearson of Fairfax, Va., bought the home two years ago for $1,150,000, or an appreciation of just $35,000.

Buyer’s father ex-Yankee slugger Interestingly, the Queen’s Harbour buyer, Nicholas Etten, is the son of former major league first baseman, Nick Etten, who played with the Philadelphia Athletics, Phillies and New York Yankees between 1938 and 1947. Etten starred with the Yankees during World War II, leading the American League in 1944 with 22 home runs and 97 walks. He led the American League with 111 runs batted in 1945. Etten finished up playing in the Pacific Coast League where in 1948 he finished second by slamming 43 home runs and driving in 155 runs while playing for the old


Oakland Oaks, managed by venerable old Casey Stengel. The elder Etten died Oct. 18, 1990, in Hinsdale. Etten’s son is a Chicago attorney, who with his wife, Carolyn, maintain homes in the west Chicago suburb of Hinsdale and Longboat Key. The Ettens came to the Key in the mid-1990s, buying a home in Harbour Court at 2202 Harbour Court Drive.

Tangerine Bay Club Not all the sales during the first week in July reflected this leveling-off trend. For example, unit 322 in building 3 of the 90-unit Tangerine Bay Club almost doubled in price in the past 10 years, being bought new for $400,300 in November 1992 while selling for $800,000 this July. Susan B. and Irwin A. Singer of Bangor, Maine, bought the threebedroom and three-bath apartment for that $800,000 from Lasker Limited, an Isle of Man company headed by Terence F. Blackman, 340 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Emerald Harbor A two-bedroom and two-bath waterfront home at 630 Emerald Harbor Drive was sold by Danuta and Mark J. Jozefowicz, 622 N. Point Drive, to Jayne A. and Robert A. Kirk for $719,000. The home, first built in 1971 and renovated in 1974, last sold for $320,000 in January 1999.

Club Longboat Beach & Tennis Sandra J. and Kenneth E. Paulsen of Brookfield, Wis., bought unit 431 at the 85-unit Club Longboat Beach & Tennis condominiums, 5055 Gulf of Mexico Drive, from George R. and Judy Siegel from Wexford, Pa., for $315,000.

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


◆ Lido Shores Gulf Front Lot! Approximately 2 acres in prime Sarasota location surrounded by multi-million dollar homes. Plans have been approved for a single family residence. $5,985,000. ◆ Sabal Cove... Choose from 2 desirable lots in an area of million $ homes. Greenbelt views. $399,000 & $349,000.


◆ L’Ambiance Penthouse... The ultimate in luxury & sophistication! Sweeping views of the gulf, Islandside golf course & Sarasota bay! 5,200 square feet with 14’ ceilings, enormous wraparound terrace & three covered parking spaces! Offered unfurnished for $7,399,000. ◆ Water Club...Exquisitely appointed, spacious beachfront residence w/3 large terraces! Popular “Arlington” plan w/beautiful upgrades throughout! 2 covered parking spaces. $2,695,000. ◆ Vizcaya...Spacious, luxurious condo with the feel of a single family home. Exquisitely furnished & appointed with a private pool & stunning views of the gulf. $2,649,000. ◆ Water Club...Sophisticated “Cambridge” floor plan tastefully appointed throughout! 2 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen with granite, extra storage & 2 covered parking spaces $1,249,000. ◆ Marina Bay...Bay & gulf view compliment this graciously appointed residence with over 3,000 squre feet. Well designed with family room, 2 terraces. 2nd covered parking space available for an additional $30,000. $998,000.

◆ Marina Bay....Elegance & sophistication define this 3BR, 3BA residence with bay views! Almost 3,400 sq ft. Quality appointments throughout. Spacious family room & kitchen, separate dining room, & 2 terraces. $899,000. ◆ Players Club.... Gulf views from this furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath furnished condominium...rarely available within this active tennis community. Under building parking included. $599,000. ◆ Aquarius... Direct gulf front with beach views from every G! $599,000. N I D N E room! Updated with tile throughout, corian kitchen. P SALE ◆ Inn on the Beach... Enjoy club suite &Iall of a 4 ! NtheGamenities D N E P E L A star luxury resort.S 2001 Gross Revenue of $41,294.00. $239,000.

Residential Homes

◆ Buttonwood Harbor...Brand new, spacious custom home on deep, protected sailboat water! Top of the line throughout, sure to please the most discriminating buyer! $1,595,000. ◆ Royal Palm Harbor/Siesta Key...Terrific location! Sailboat Water, 3rd house from bay, walk to beach! $985,000. ◆ The Bayou...Immaculately maintained home with 12’ to G! S.P. on the 14’ ceilings, open floor plan, DI&Nbright. ENlight P E L A S Bayou. $799,000. ◆ Emerald Point South...Brand new and ready to move in! Gorgeous. Private community of only 16 custom luxury homes. $699,000. ◆ The Bayou...Well-designed home with spacious ! Caged lanai rooms, high ceilings, skylights, INGroom. PEN+Dfamily E L A S area & large open pool on serene, private lake. $669,000. ◆ The Village...Old Florida charm! Totally renovated beach cottage on Longboat’s north end. Mexican tile throughout, new appliances, caged pool, screened lanai, Florida room & just 1/2 block from the community boat dock & fishing pier! $437,500.

Investment Opportunity

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

Islands West, one of the two tallest high-rises on the Key at 15 stories, logged in sale in which Sheila K. and Charles R. Nemes of Hinsdale, Ill., purchased apartment 2-F from Arthur W. Hirsh of Great Neck, N.Y., and Richard N. Hirsh of Akron, Ohio, for $680,000. The 89-unit Islands West is located at 2725 Gulf of Mexico Drive next to the Key’s other 15-story tower, the 90-unit Sea Gate Club, 2425 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Inn on the Beach VBB Enterprises Inc. sold unit 6304 at the 221-unit Inn on the Beach (Resort at Longboat Key Club) to Mary M. Michels of Wayzata, Minn., for $225,000. Signing the deed of sale for VBB was its vice president, Jeffrey S. Russell.

Longbeach home sales A six-year-old, three-bedroom and two-bath home at 350 Firehouse Court in the north end Longbeach subdivision was purchased by Georgia L. and Peter R. Hoenig from Eileen and David Samuels of Stone Ridge, N.Y., for $685,000. The home last sold for $467,500 in March 2000. An older, two-bedroom and one-bath home in the Village area of Longbeach at 701 Linley St., was sold by Marker 39, L.C., of Cazenovia, N.Y., for $400,000. The purchasers were Jill A. and William R. Ball III, who bought a 90% interest in the property and Serge Agadjanian, who acquired the remaining 10%. Virginia Lynne O’Hara, as manager of Marker 39, signed the sales deed. The original home was built back in 1930 and then effectively rebuilt in 1963. It last sold for $300,000 in February 1999.

Country Club Shores Pauline F. and Gilbert C. Norton sold their three-bedroom and two-bath home with a swimming pool in the Second Unit of Country Club Shores at 501 Yawl Lane to Lucy and Dr. Carlos F. Silva of East Meadow, N.Y., for $398,000. The home, built in 1962, was one of Country Club Shores’ original ranch-style homes. It last sold 20 years ago for $149,000.

Bay Harbour George Forsythe of Tampa bought unit 306 at the 39-unit Bay Harbour Apartments, 450 Gulf of Mexico Drive, from Sharon E. and J. Richard Leslie for $350,000.

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Diane Mitchell of Marietta, Ohio, sold her unit 4 at the nine-unit Northgate of Longboat Key condominiums to Stanley Stern of Pleasantville, N.Y., for $485,000. Built in 1978, the apartment is located at 490 N. Shore Road off Longboat Pass.

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Alice and Daniel Cavallo from Windermere, near Orlando, paid $180,000 to Samuel C. Wexler, Bexley,


Ohio, for unit 197 at Whitney Beach II. Wexler was acting as personal representative on behalf of the estate of Eleanor Bagley Wexler.

Banyan Bay Club Michael J. Armstrong of Cincinnati and William L. Armstrong of Hamilton, Ohio, sold unit 403 at the 44-unit Banyan Bay Club, 5250 Gulf of Mexico Drive, to Lynne E. Dow of New Haven, Conn., for $289,700.

First Longboat Harbour Sue Ann and Dr. James C. Ascough from W. Lafayette, Ind., bought unit 205 in building E at the 150-unit First Longboat Harbour condominiums from Larry Geimer, as successor trustee of the Bertha and Irving Levine Revocable Trust, 1515 John Ringling Blvd., for $112,000.

Boathouse on Longboat Berth 1325 at Boathouse on Longboat was purchased by Joseph E. Gibbs of Windermere, in suburban Orlando, from Harbour Docks L.L.C., Robert Heller, manager, Montvale, N.J., for $45,000.

when Bird Key opened in 1962, last sold for $425,000 in September last year. The 33-year-old, two-bedroom and two-bath home with swimming pool at 393 Bob White Drive was sold by Judy Caldwell Moore and Maureen M. Camden, co-personal representatives of the estate of Ralph L. Bogle, 548 S. Spoonbill Drive, to Medoc, L.L.C., 3322 Bayou Road, for $390,000.

Colony Beach & Tennis Club Edmund V. Ludwig of Doylestown, Pa., sold his apartment 229-N at the 232-unit Colony Beach & Tennis Club, 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, to Maureen P. and Charles J. Schafer, Syosset, N.Y., for $194,000. James J. Kennedy from Media, Pa., bought a half-interest in unit 121-S at the Colony Beach from Raymond P. Weil of Williamsville, N.Y., for $60,000.

Lido Beach Linda R. Brenner and Paula F. Ricciardi from Little Silver, N.J., bought unit 3 at White Sands of Lido from Kathryn M. and John D. Chase of Carmel, Ind., for $197,000.

Bird Key R. Craig Adams, 763 Tropical Circle, Sarasota, sold his three-bedroom and three-bath home at 421 Wood Duck Drive, to Deborah L. and Thomas J. Gangemi for $435,000. The home, one of the original built



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. ❑

Real estate reports Laughlin’s Luxury Lifestyles — Sally Anne Rowland joined Laughlin’s as marketing manager. Rowland has been active in many areas of the real estate industry since 1993. Rowland will be in charge of all print advertising, media materials and special promotions for the company and its agents. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Rowland has lived in Sarasota since 1991. Rowland spends her free time as a Southwest Florida Hospice volunteer, visiting the local hospice house with her two therapy dogs, and as a volunteer with the mid-Florida Golden Retriever Rescue, finding homes for displaced retrievers, as well as participating in many other varied dog sports with her own retrievers. Michael Saunders & Company — The company announced an enhancement designed to simplify and quicken the search for properties in the Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties market. Broker Reciprocity, accessed via the company’s Web site,, allows visitors worldwide to view information, virtual tours and a photo, if available, of any Multiple Listing Service listing, ranging from Anna Maria Island to Boca Grande. Also, Ann Runyon, a 17-year veteran manager of the company’s south Longboat Key office, recently presented a teleclass entitled “Why We Continue Raising the Bar” in sales agent recruiting. She explained how she recruits and retains exceptional associates.

She said more than 50% of her agents are age 60 or older, with an average sale of $800,000. Runyon looks for agents who closed more than $3 million in sales the previous year and possess good market knowledge, strong computer skills and are willing to work hard. Runyon said her office is currently 23% ahead of last year’s sales volume. The company’s market- Ann Runyon ing director, Janet Bassett, said with an annual advertising budget of $2.4 million, the company’s marketing cost is 10% above the national average. University Park — Dee Heisel, is the sales representative of the second quarter for University Park, a residential country-club community. Heisel completed 10 sales for a total of $7,465,000. With 25 years of real estate sales history, Heisel was the University Park top performer in 2000. She is a consistent million-dollar achiever, a current member of the Sales and Marketing Council and an original member of the University Park sales team. Also, an off-site office was opened for Realtors. It is fully equipped with a computer, printer, lock box key support and other equipment. Realtors affiliated with the firm are able to print brochures, check multiple listings or meet with customers. — Shay Sullivan

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Unique, private enclave of 10 luxurious residences on the tip of Golden Gate Point with panoramic views, deep boating water, plus private boat docks (subject to final approval) and full concierge services. 2,984 to 5,685 square feet. Call Bruce Myer or Cheryl Loeffler 387-1859 or 383-6411.

No detail overlooked. This unique, gated St. Armands home has privacy views, dockage and style. Aquatic amenities for this 4BR/5.5BA home including infinity edge pool and spa with fiber optic lighting. The double lot provides dockage for three boats with marina-grade power centers. Call Cheryl Loeffler 383-6411.

Tranquil views of the lake across the golf course from this “like new” home. Generous living areas with numerous upgrades. Over 4,000 sq. ft. 2 master suites, gourmet kitchen with eat-in area & casual room. Courtyard pool, separate guest home. Soaring ceilings. Call Annette Rogers 387-0800 or 383-7591.

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Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from this 3BR/4.5BA with den in lowest priced “Arlington” in Water Club II. Designer decorated w/loads of upgrades incl. custom built-ins, cast stone archways & columns. Don’t miss all the fine touches throughout. Call Michael Duvall 518-8157 or 383-6411.

Wide open bay views, designer transformed 4,000 square feet, 3 bedroom suites, exercise room, colossal closet and storage, vaulted ceilings, built-ins, elevator, granite in foyer, bar and kitchen with breakfast room, 42 foot lanai and private beach club behind the gates in Bay Isles. Call Candy Swick 954-9000.

The finest in Gulf front living! Panoramic views of the gulf and bay from this spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath luxury condominium. Private elevator entry with foyer, beautiful designer finishes throughout. Fabulous amenities in this private, gated community on Longboat Key. Call Andrew Vac 383-9700.




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A Sotheby’s Listing: Penthouse #535 Furnished direct bay front, 2900 sq. ft., 3BR+loft/4.5BA, 2 car parking garage. Penthouse #534 Direct bay front, furnished, 2840 square feet, 3BR+loft/3.5BA, 2 car parking garage. Call Craig or Steve Abbott 383-1990 or 383-7591.

Beautiful panoramic views of bay and city lights from this home in Marina Bay. Exquisite interior, plantation shutters, ceramic & marble floors and numerous built-ins. In the newest bldg, with 1 under-building. parking space, with second one negotiable. Complete amenities. Call Karin Stephan 504-4435 or 383-7591.

The ultimate in privacy, situated on an unspoiled 38 acre island off LBK. Custom built cypress home loaded with charm and fabulous bay view. The nearly 2,400 sq. ft. of living area features coral stone fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. 70’ dock extends into the intracoastal waterway. Call Anne Miller at 778-2246.

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With in this small enclave of only five homes is one-of-a-kind on the whitest sugar sand beach know to us in Florida. Large living area with 3BR/2BA w/extended balcony & spiral staircase to the pool area. Filtered views to the bay & clear view of pool and rec. area. Deeded beach access Call Steven Kepecz 376-6411 or 388-4433.

Picturesque views over 2 lakes to golf course from 4BR, maintenance free home behind the gates of the LBK Club. Includes etched glass doors, granite countertops, tiled floors, home theatre, study w/2 computer centers. Pool/spa w/summer kitchen. Seller motivated. Call Barbara Ackerman 544-6045 or 383-6411.

A fabulous penthouse with glorious Gulf views. 6,000 + 2,000 of terrace & summer kitchen sq. ft. of luxury overlooking the finest beach in the best and most exclusive location on Longboat Key. Decorator finished with 4BR, wrap terrace, private elevator, cathedral ceilings and 2 fireplaces. This penthouse has never has been lived in. Call Bridget Speiss 388-9702.




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Magnificent 3 bedroom and den custom southwest corner with panoramic views of gulf and bay. Most sought after floor plan with Saturina floors, marble baths, granite kitchen, private elevator, private 2 car garage. Enjoy life on the pristine, white sand beach of Longboat Key! Call Judy Kepecz 387-1825 or 383-6411.

Almost new! Exquisite design and detail meet fabulous location. Grand living room with soaring ceilings and designer builtins. Separate elegant dining, stunning wood paneled library. 4 bedrooms including grand master with his and her baths. Heated pool, 3 car garage. Call Judy Kepecz 387-1825 or 383-6411.

4,734 square foot penthouse residence in the hotel. Panoramic views of Sarasota Bay and the city’s waterfront. from every room. Marble floors, 2 master suites, guest room library and separate dining room. The finest hotel amenities and services are yours. Lease or purchase. Call Barbara Ackerman 5446045 or 383-6411.




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Protected deep water channel with views of Sarasota Bay. Highlights include, marble floors, a state-of-the-art granite kitchen. A grand master suite with study. 2 upstairs suites, terraces and activity room. Pool with spa overlooks the dock and bay. Call Barbara Ackerman 544-6045 or 383-6411.

Beautiful Longboat Key home, light, bright and airy. Sunny southern exposure for its open pool and spa. 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, French doors & tile floors. On a canal with private boat dock. Near shopping and beach. Turnkey furnished and in a rental program. Call Jerry Thompson 387-1875 or 383-6411.



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Turtle watch

North Key hatchlings make way to Gulf

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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 PRIVATE BEACH HOUSE- Incredible panoramic views from this charming 2 story gulf front retreat with 3 bedrooms, large windows compliments the expansive water views, open gulf side pool and sundeck. Excellent investment opportunity to own a vacation home while earning rental Gail Wittig and Cynthia “Saint” Cacchiotti income. Unfurnished. $2,300,000 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


PRESTANCIA All the elements for a perfect lifestyle from this impressive lakefront home. Well designed split plan four bedrooms and den/office, four baths, formal living and dining room, family room and chef’s kitchen. Captivating exterior with a large sparkling pool and spa with waterfall overlooking lake and fairway, three car garage all within the TPC golf course. $799,900

There exists a symbiotic relationship between the Turtle Watch members and the nesting sea turtles which come to our beaches at this time of year. The benefit to the turtles is obvious because without the help of all these dedicated people, the turtles, both adult and hatchling, would have a much more difficult time surviving. The many people who help are in turn rewarded with the knowledge that their efforts are largely responsible for a gradual increase in the numbers of nesting females and successful hatchlings over these many years. This is why I gave a salute in last month’s column to some of SANDERS these hard working beach walkers, whose pictures are included this month, so that you, too, may salute Al and Renee Connelly and Joan Dunn and Penny Rosenthal. Also, some special kudos are due to Nathalie Treonis, whose job it is to keep accurate statistics (number of nests, date laid, due to hatch date, number of hatchlings, etc.). Every nest has a number and an estimated hatch date and every nest is monitored carefully accordingly. This brings us to an exciting time in the entire project — when eggs are starting to hatch. We have a mixture of good news and bad news to report. Due to all the heavy rainstorms we’ve been having, nest No. 1 got totally washed away and nests No. 2 and 3 have been seriously inundated and there doesn’t seem to be any indication of imminent hatching, although it is time. The team continues to watch this site and at the appropriate time will go into the nest and evaluate it. Nest No. 4 hasn’t hatched yet, but some nests on the north end seem to take longer, so we’ll see. Good news: Nests No. 5 and 6 have hatched and on Sunday evening, July 20,

by Virginia

Turtle Watch appears monthly during the turtle nesting season. Virginia Sanders is the spokesperson for the Longboat Key Turtle Conservation Program, serves on the Citizens Advisory Board of the National Estuary Program and is a Mote Marine volunteer. ❑

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EMERALD POINTE SOUTH - Last new community nestled in the LBK Club Harbourside. Choose from 2 available residences under construction. Acourtyard plan with a pool or a 2 story pool home with a master suite on the first floor. Estimated completion date late Spring 2002. $725,000 to $749,000

RITZ CARLTON PALAIS PENTHOUSE Embracing nearly 5000SF of breathtaking panorama, this superbly embellished residence atop the RITZ CARLTON offers a pampered lifestyle like no other. Enjoy the pleasures of world-class amenities and legendary service every day of your life. Virtual tour available. ML217571 $7,950,000 THE OAKS - CLUBSIDE Sweeping vistas over lake and Heron Course from 3900SF expanded Rutenburg design with most desired features including separate his and her den/offices plus 4BR, pool and summer kitchen. Impeccable interior details. Virtual tour available. ML219900 $895,000 LUSH LOT IN OAKS I Lot #176 is situated on Osprey Point Drive, one of the most beautiful streets in Sarasota County. Walk to sunsets over the Bay at the historic gazebo. Build your dream in the company of the Oaks most cherished architecture. Survey available. ML217796 $275,000 INVESTORS & VISIONARIES Buy mainland bayfront point with 250’ of sturdy seawall, dock, fabulous views, close

UNIVERSITY PARK Located in gated section of “Henley on the River.” Former model with countless upgrades such as Corian countertops, crown moldings, tray ceilings, decorator finished walls, columns and fireplace, split plan four bedroom with enchanting outdoor heated pool and spa with view of lush landscaping and privacy abounds. $559,000 FAIRWAY BAY Rarely available tri-level townhouse with private boat dock in your own yard to accommodate approx. a 50 ft. +/- boat on deep water. Tastefully updated with special lighting, tiled floors, countless skylights, fireplace, screened lanai and two spacious bedrooms with a possible 3rd bedroom by converting den. Steps to pool or private beach club in the gated Harbourside section of the Longboat Key Club. Unfurnished. $590,000 L’AMBIANCE Direct beachfront 3BR with panoramic views of beach. Wraparound balcony, elegant built-ins, designer furnished & 2 garage parking spaces all behind the gates of the LBK Club. $3,150,000 LIDO SHORES A rare opportunity 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 8012

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these sites were dug up and evaluated as follows: • 112 eggs successfully hatched and went into the Gulf. • 90 were unhatched due to excessive water, mainly in nest No. 6. • 16 live hatchlings rescued from within the nest cavity, held till after dark and then released to run down the beach and into the Gulf. Many interested people turned out for this happy event and to wish them bon voyage. Total statistics, as of the end of July, on south half of the Key are: 106 nests have been found so far, with only 13 false crawls (an excellent ratio); 12 nests have hatched so far and only two have succumbed to inundation from heavy rains. Numbers at the north end of the Key are: 71 nests have been laid thus far and 136 false crawls have been tallied. Why we have so many more false crawls at the north end is still a mystery. We want to share with you a rare happening as reported to us from Pinellas County. Newly hatched Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle hatchlings, 75 of them, made their way across the beach and into the Gulf of Mexico. The Kemp’s Ridley is the rarest of the sea turtles and until recently, it was thought that they only nested in Mexico. Glenn Harmon, a biologist with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, expects another such nest on Clearwater Beach to successfully hatch in a couple of weeks. These nests just might have been laid by Kemp’s Ridley females from a nest laid on Clearwater Beach back in 1994. Hopefully, some of these new hatchlings will survive and return to nest in a few years. Please stay tuned as we continue to compile all turtle activities and happenings on Longboat Key.

Terri Derr & Ken Torrington


to beaches. Rent the 4BR house and guest house while you plan to build anew or renovate existing home in path of progress and appreciation. $1,799,999 PRESTANCIA 1995 Vintage. The “new & now” features everyone wants with the cherished privacy of a preserve plus active lifestyle of a premiere golf course community. Sensational floor plan, pool & gardens. Great curb charisma, glorious kitchen/family room. $699,999

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Curious Collector

Antiquated questions Q: My neighbor at our condo has a framed picture in her kitchen of Indian River grapefruit. She says she bought it at a flea market. It is very nice and an attractive kitchen decoration. Where can I easily get one? A: These are fruit labels from wooden boxes used to package the fruit usually from Florida, California or the pacific northwest. The golden period for beautifully designed fruit crate labels was from the ’20s to the ’40s. Every type of orchard fruit, including apples, pears, citrus and vegetables, were common subjects and incorporated mountain scenes, Indians and lakes in vivid colors to showcase the product. They are available at most antique shows from paper (ephemera) dealers and are also available in our local shops and antique malls — most sell for less than $10.

Q: I like old cars. What’s the difference between an antique and a classic car? A: In the case of vintage cars, some antiques are classic and some classics are antique. Confused? Generally, any car that is more than 40 or 50 years old is an antique. Classic cars can be of any vintage, although usually 10 or 20 years pass before most people could use that term. The best way to answer your question would be by example. Classic cars are usually an avant-garde design that develop a cult following. Example — an antique classic is the COBIN 1940 Lincoln Continental. A recent classic is BONIUK the Chrysler 300 from the ’70s.

Q: I collect old advertising and magazine ads and often see the word “premium.” Even today, I see the word used applied to food, beverages and other items. What exactly does it mean? A: The answer is — in a word — nothing. Like “deluxe,” the manufacturer would like you to believe that their product is special. The courts ruled long ago that the word could be used without any necessity to substantiate that the product is superior. In contrast, “prime” when used by the USDA to grade superior meat has specific meaning and misuse can result in legal penalties.

Q: I brought my library of first editions to Florida from Michigan when I retired. Most of the books are yellowing and in some cases have dark spots and are brittle. What’s the cause and is there a cure? A: Unfortunately, the bleach used to whiten paper contains acids. Over time, they break down and discolor the page. The darker spots are called foxing. There is no known way to prevent or reverse it except for very expensive conservation. Our best advise is to minimize humidity by keeping air conditioning preset even when you leave for a few months, and minimize handling.

Q: My sister owns a painting of a tropical beach (in a rather child-like rendition), which she keeps in the living room of her home. She says it was done by an important Florida folk artist and is quite valuable. The painting is pleasant, but I don’t get it. A: You don’t have to get it — meaning the picture may not be to your taste or appreciation. Basically, folk art was made famous by Grandma Moses. Depictions of northern country scenes, often winter, with a naïve and two-dimensional representation of life can be refreshing and decora-

Q: I saw a beautiful tricolor gold vintage bracelet at a recent antique show. The dealer said it was retro style. It looked sort of deco to me. What is retro? A: Actually the ’40s and ’50s were the time of retro style. Jewelry after World War II was chunky, geometric and often multicolored gold — pink, white and yellow gold combined. Designs from the deco period were modified in a bolder way. Other interesting styles include women’s watches — they were jeweled and look more like a bracelet than a watch. ❑


Jerry Thompson

tive. The work of certain Florida artists of the mid-20th century may indeed command high prices.


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 intelligence 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 % 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.

Arthur & Vivien




RARE BANYAN BAY CONDO This beautifully turnkey furnished and remodeled Banyan Bay Condo with a private view out to the bay with beach access right across the street. Go to for a virtual tour. $359,000. LONGBEACH WITH GULF VIEWS This two bedroom condominium is located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north end and has a full Gulf view. Totally updated and beautifully furnished, this condo is not to be missed. Go to for a virtual tour. $475,000. DIRECT BAYFRONT LUXURY AT GRAND BAY This wonderful 2 bedroom condominium is beautifully put together, has gorgeous unobstructed bay views. Located on the private side of building #5, this condo also comes with 2 parking spaces. Go to for a virtual tour. $599,000.

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BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED COUNTRY CLUB SHORES HOME This is a large 2200 sq.ft. home with three bedrooms located on a deep-water canal with your own private boat dock and lift. Perfect for entertaining with its large pool and lanai and also being offered furnished. Go to for a virtual tour. $689,500.

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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 across the street. Go to for photos. $190,000.

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A “front to back” Capri floor plan. Lots of privacy with 2 extra large terraces, spacious open kitchen. Shows like a model. Furnished. $549,000.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Beautiful Longboat Key home, light, bright airy, sunny southern exposure for open pool. 3 bedrooms, offered turnkey furnished. Canal front with dock. $749,000.

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An hour by car and then 15 minutes by boat. Calusa Cottage North features 2BR/2.5BA and redone in the old Florida style! Call for a brochure on Calusa Cottage and Useppa Island. Owner/Realtor. Offered furnished for $685,000.

GRAND POINT AT MOTE RANCH 3,000 sq ft Lennar home built in 2001 and barely lived in. 3/4BR plus den, 3BA in a spacious, open, split plan. Beautiful pool and spa. A lovely, quiet neighborhood. $449,000


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SANDY COVE, SIESTA KEY Totally updated! 3 bedrooms, roof top sun decks and porches! Garden atrium for out-door grilling! Private beach & fishing pier! Owner/Realtor. $589,000.

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Luxurious club suite w/golf, tennis, fitness center, pool & white sandy beach. Great rental. 2001 Gross income $59,323 $335,000.

PELICAN COVE Open and cheerful 3BR/2BA condo with beautiful mariI N Gkitchen with P E N Dtile na views. Large, R A C T ceramic C O N Tupdated breakfast bar. Boat dockage available. $335,000 LAKEWOOD RANCH COUNTRY CLUB The home with it all - home theatre room,Ggas fireplace, N D I Nseats, built-ins, C T P Ewindow surround sound, N T R Amirrors, C Ocustom and designer decorated. $795,000

WONDERFUL LONGBOAT KEY GARDEN HOME Located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north end, this home is a 4 minute walk to the whitest sand beach on the key. This home is so pretty, it feels like an English cottage inside and out with a small water view, flowers, plants and fountains everywhere. Go to for a virtual tour. $449,000. PROMENADE CONDOMINIUM W/GORGEOUS GULF VIEWS Two bedroom, split plan condominium with a southern exposure and views from every room of the Gulf and a peek of the bay. This exclusive complex provides exercise, great security, & concierge. Go to for a virtual tour. $585,000.

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Longboat Key Public Tennis Center:

It’s read everywhere

590 Bay Isles Road, 316-TEN-S (8367) Open play: Mornings: 8, 9:30 and 11; Afternoons: 3:30, 5 and 6:30

Daily Round Robins at 9:30 a.m.: • Men: Tues., Thurs., Sat. • Women: Mon., Wed., Fri. • Mixed: 3:30 p.m. Sun.

Special events: • Who’s B.O.B.: Men’s Singles, 11 a.m. Tues. • Where’s the B.O.S.S.: (3.0 to 3.75 level of play), 11 a.m. Mon.

Reservations suggested.


Marilyn and Irv Naiditch take time out to read The Longboat Observer in Kansas City, Mo., where they traveled in January.

Gorgeous Gulf & Bay views from the area’s finest condominiums & homes. From Gulf front units with private beaches to downtown units & homes with city night lights! •Key West Style Estate! - Approx. 11/ 2 acres on the Bay with 7BR/7.5BA, 8000+ SF, 35’ ceilings, double oak staircase, Acanthus moldings, stepped ceilings, Artisan finishes, gourmet kitchen, utility craft room, executive office, paver brick, elevator, 25CG, pool & dock...................................................$5,495,000. •Stunning Views of the Caribbean Blue Waters! 3,375 square foot residence with a custom designed interior, 10 foot ceilings, marble and wood floors, exquisitley appointed built-ins, and a goumet kitchen with Sub-Zero and granite. WILL CONSIDER AN EXCHANGE..........................................$3,200,000. •Must Sell Now! Deep water and wide open bay views, designer transformed 4000 square feet, 3 bedroom suites, exercise room, colossal closet and storage, vaulted ceilings, built-ins, elevator, granite in the foyer, bar and kitchen with breakfast room, 42’ lanai, 34’ pool, 3 car garage and private beach club in gated bay isles. Furniture available..............................................................$1,399,000. •Gated w/Separate Guest Cottage! Siesta Key-white sugar sand beach and an excellent location, 3BR/3.5BA w/tile, wood & bamboo floors, central vacuum, intercom system & elevator plus guest cottage of 2BR/2BA w/new tile floors & A/C.....................................................................................................$1,350,000. •Professionally Remodeled on Canal! 4BR/4BA, 3CG, family room, sunroom, diagonal tile floors, crown moldings tray ceilings, Corian, high-tech kitchen w/maple cabinets & stainless steel appliances, caged pool w/new deck, & refurbished davits.........................................................................................$979,000. •Maintenance Free & Turnkey Furnished! Extremely secure community w/3BR+family rm/2.5BA, 2,867 SF w/paver brick, custom ceilings, Hunter Douglas treatments, plantation shutters, marble floors, eat-in kitchen w/Corian & 2 car garage.......................................................................................$959,000. •Enchanting 180-Degree Sunsets on the Bay! Direct Bay Front 2BR+den/2.5BA PENTHOUSE, 3,000+/-SF, crown moldings, neutral carpeting, 2 convertible balconies, master suite w/private balcony & builtins......................................................................................$899,000. •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. •Downtown Bay Front Penthouse! Incredible panoramic views with over 2,500 +/- sq, ft. waiting for your designer touch! The downtown location puts everything - restaurants, shops, theaters and cultural events at your fingertips for your enjoyment.............................................................................................$675,000. •Entrancing Bay and Marina Views! A premier bay front, downtown building w/pool, hot tub, workout room, security, concierge & valet services! 2BR/2BA w/1,822 SF, redesigned floor plan w/serving bar, marble floors & 2 open air balconies & garaged parking......................................................................$499,000. •Smell the Salt in the Air & Feel the Sand in Your Toes! 2BR/2BA Close to St. Armand’s with a private courtyard entrance, fresh paint, newer Berber carpet, vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows, a desirable end location and covered parking.........................................................................................................$229,000.

Longboat Key resident Lauren Pike and her granddog Brodie, a resident of Park City, Utah, enjoy The Longboat Observer at the recent 2002 Winter Olympics.

The Strobels take The Longboat Observer on a boatride on the Chicago River May 2002.


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Barbara Cubberley and Phyllis Kennette, both Longboat Key residents, took The Longboat Observer along on their cruise to Belize, Costa Rica and Panama. Oh yes, they took their husbands, Bill and Jack, as well.





Longboat Key Club

Longboat Key Tennis Center

Event: 70 71 72 73

Men’s Golf Association

Summer Men’s Singles — Tuesday, July 16 Quarters: Bruce Myer def. Dick Schlorf, 6-3. Tim Fitzpatrick def. Eric Chetnit, 6-4. Steve Johnson def. John Beeman, 6-4. Larry Shapiro def. Don Taylor, 6-2. Semis: Bruce Myer def. Tim Fitzpatrick 6-3. Steve Johnson def. Larry Shapiro, 6-4. Finals: Bruce Myer def. Steve Johnson, 6-3. 3rd Place: Tim Fitzpatrick def. Larry Shapiro, 6-4.


Individual Net — Wednesday, July 17 Gil Illch Elmo Muzzi Mike Eisenstat Bill Avalone





Women’s 18-Hole Golf Association Format: Two Best Balls — Tuesday, July 23 1st Place 135 Barb Breen, Barbara Brizdle, Beverly Vandervoort 2nd Place 138 Jo Ann Iaria, Ruth Seager, Jeanne Winston 3rd Place 141 Peggy Ambrose, Uschi Cooper, Marjorie Milas, Hope Weatherby

Longboat Key Club Women’s 18-Hole Golf Association


Format: 40 Balls — Tuesday, July 16 1st Barbara Brizdle, Arleen Klein, Ruth Seager and Bonnie Zeeman (5 under) 2nd Marie DeLisi, Doris Hasson, Sylvia Levine and Grace Muzzi (2 under) 3rd Rosie Chip, Uschi Cooper, Sylva Langton and Marjorie Milas (6 over)

WELCOMES CATHY MELDAHL, REALTOR, GRI Wagner Realty at the Centre Shops welcomes Cathy as Branch Manager of the Longboat Key office. Cathy brings 25 years of real estate experience on Longboat Key to Wagner’s. Give Cathy a call for your real estate needs.

Bayfront Park Recreation Center: 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, (941) 316-1980

Ongoing classes Health Programs: •Weight Watchers: 11:15 a.m. Monday Sports/Fitness Classes: • Aerobics, (low-impact): 8 a.m. Tues., Thurs. and Sat. • Young at Heart: 9:30 a.m. Mon., Wed. and Fri. • Muscles & More (weight-bearing): 8 a.m. Mon., Wed.and Fri. Bridge: • Duplicate games are held at 1:15 p.m. Tues. and Thurs. Youth Activity: • Summer Day Camp (ages 5 to 12): 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Aug. 9

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Completely Renovated! Four 2 bedroom, 2 bath units located on Lido Beach. Steps to the white sugar sand and walking distance to St. Armands Circle. Could be rented weekly during season or yearly with tenants in place. Coin-op washer and dryer available for the tenants. Room for a pool. Please call for futher details. Available for $879,000

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

Bob & Taube TANGERINE BAY CLUB...Building 370. This luxurious condo feels like a home. AIN courtyard G entry D with gas grill, views ofPthe bay & pool area. This N E E L 3 bedroom,S2.5 bath, 2 car garage is for easy A living. Offered at $700,000. LONGBOAT HARBOUR TOWERS...#303. This lovely direct gulf front, 1 bedroom, 1 bath condominium is a fabulous getaway. Turnkey furnished. $329,900. Summer Reduction $315,900.

Beautifully updated condo with fabulous gulf views in a meticulously maintained complex. So many amenities to enjoy. A must “see” for “sea” lovers. $675,000. BAY ISLES BAYOU Beautiful lakefront home with great curb appeal, designed for Island living. Features an open floor plan, high ceilings, fabulous kitchen-family room, separate dining room, formal living room, screened lanai and 14’x34’ pool. definitely a BEST BUY. REDUCED TO $669,000. NEW CONSTRUCTION 5400 + sq. ft., 5 bedroom home with den, kitchen-family, living, dining and game rooms, plus three car garage and magnificent views of Sarasota skyline. Walk to St. Armands Circle. $4,000,000. MARINA BAY Exceptional bay front value in Bay Isles. Large 3 bedroom/ 2.5 bath with huge eat-in kitchen, family room, screened bay view terrace, separate dining room and closets galore. A condo that feels like a private home. Priced to sell at $865,000. LONGBOAT HARBOUR Annual or seasonal rental, direct bayfront 2BR/2BA. Furnished or unfurnished - Vacant! NEW LISTING - PLAYERS CLUB Gulf and Bay views from the “like new” condo. Enjoy the beach, tennis, pool & clubhouse. $645,000. NEW LISTING - ISLANDS WEST Low floor apartment directly on the gulf. Needs upgrading but view is superb. $695,000.

For Your Consideration wonderful bayside community offers you a 3 bedroom waterfront home w/ new dock and 10 lb. lift, pool & manicured jungle yard. Available for $998,000

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NEW LISTINGS BAY ISLES BAYOU GOLF COURSE LOT Sensational lot with panoramic views of huge lake and #2 hole Harbourside Blue. Wonderful neighborhood for all ages. Only golf course lot available in Bay Isles. Join friendly people in a great place to live. $450,000. ISLANDS WEST Breathtaking vistas of the gulf, bay and downtown. Beautifully turnkey furnished, huge 1 bedroom with den/2nd bedroom. Very special bldg. with tennis, sensational clubhouse, gulf front pool, and its very own stop light for easy access to everything. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. $465,000. LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS End unit with direct gulf views, larger 2 bedroom plan. Open kitchen, marble floors except in bedrooms. Located within Islandside gated community on South end of the Key. $749,000. ISLANDS WEST Unimaginable Views! Sensational location! You can see forever from this 2 bedroom penthouse level condo. Enjoy higher ceilings, open floor plan, and move-in condition. Great building that is beautifully maintained.$775,000.

Plush beachside condo with pride of place. Designer decorated unit boasts gulf frontage, 24hour security. Tiled foyer, airy interior, light and airy spirit. Rec room, very nice custom blinds, spacious bedrooms, Extra-large closets, 2 BR/2 baths. Washer/dryer. Clubhouse, community swimming pool/spa, turnkey. Covered under building parking. $625,000 Bay views & boat dock A small enclave of five homes. One of a kind on the whitest sand known to us here in Florida. Large living area with 3BR/2 baths with extended balcony and spiral staircase to pool area. Filtered views to the bay and clear view of the pool and recreation area. Deeded beach access. $947,000

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Kids Korner


Monday, July 22 At the beach, Matt had fun playing in the water with the counselors. He liked the “Jimmy Neutron” movie. Jimmy Neutron’s friends were funny.

Tuesday, July 23 Matt’s bowling team, the Pink Panthers and the Freaks, beat the other Falcon team. Both teams bowled without bumpers and Matt broke 100. He really enjoyed Mike and Kenny. Tanner had fun getting spares and got no strikes.

Wednesday, July 24 Tanner enjoyed making the ice cream

but liked eating it better. Matt had fun learning how to make ice cream and wants to make some at home and hopes he doesn’t blow anything up.

Thursday, July 25 We went to Stardust Skate Ring and Tanner had fun at the races. Matt had fun playing tag and he and Devon were crushing each other into the boards.

Friday, July 26 Friday was the talent show. Matt won four prizes and gave them away to the little kids. Tanner and Matt thought that Devon and Ginny stole the show with their violin and cello duet.

Campers rushed to get dessert, provided by the Bergsteins, after a talent show on Friday, July 26.

WAGNER REALTY at The Centre Shops

Since 1939 SPANISH MAIN YACHT CLUB Upgraded 2BR/2BA villa with views of the lake. Imported Italian tile, custom kitchen, appliances. New wiring, new plumbing and much more! Cathy Meldahl 383-5577. #222922............$339,000

The acrobats, before they came tumbling down.

Bridget Spiess

ISLANDS-SINGLE FAMILY LONGBOAT VILLAGE – Large lot, high and dry! 4BR home plus 2 extra rooms and shed. Fireplace. Close to beach and dock. Call today. Cindy English or Mary Wickersham 383-5577...................................................$387,000 EMERALD HARBOR HAS IT ALL – One of LBK’s most sought after locations on LBK’s widest canals. 3BR/2BA home in immaculate condition. Pool, deep water, 40ft dock, deeded beach access and more!! John McCormick 383-5577. #222942................................................................$689,000 LA LENAIRE ISLE AKA JEWFISH KEY The ultimate in privacy, situated on an unspoiled 38 acre island off Longboat Key. Custom built cypress home loaded with charm and fabulous bay view. The nearly 2,400 sq. ft. of living area features coral stone fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom. 70’ dock extends into the intercoastal waterway. Call Anne Miller 778-2246. #83986.....................................................................................$2,500,000 WATERFRONT ELEGANCE custom built 2 story – Contractor’s own home w/4860 sq. ft. of living area. Magnificent views of Manatee River. Pool, dock, exercise room, home theatre. Gourmet kitchen with Granite countertops. Dorothy Cook 383-5577. #222439.............................................................$1,950,000 BAYFRONT PARADISE Outstanding architectual design and lush tropical landscaping. Screened wraparound veranda, solar heated pool, and private boat dock. 4BR/2.5BA, den, plus non conforming guest suite with bath and maid’s quarters on first level. Call Yvonne Higgins at 720-3879.................................................................$1,150,000 BAY VIEWS. Longboat Village 2BR plus den & family room, tile floors. Approximately 1800 sf, 2-car garage & extra outbuilding. New sprinkler system, exterior to be painted. Call today! Mary Wickersham or Cindy English 383-5577. #221046.......................................................................................$580,000 MAGNIFICENT BAYFRONT RESIDENCE Custom built home by Whitehead Construction, this 3/5BR-4.5BA home offers 5450 sq. ft. of exceptional quality and detail. Lush tropical setting w/incredible pool/spa area and large covered dock w/lifts. Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246 or 778-7976. #82138...........................................................................................................$2,750,000

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En PROVENCE- Penthouse - Glorious Gulf Views. This newly constructed beauty features 6,000 sq. ft. of the finest craftsmanship and $7,600,000. luxurious appointments. Bldg. 3, Unit 4 - Spectacular Sunsets! Surf, sand, superb living - all the $2,770,000. amenities! 3BR/3.5BA, 4,000 sq. ft. Bldg. 2, Unit 4 - Architectural elegance! Sweeping terrace views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, 3BR/3.5BA, 4,000 sq. ft. $2,755,000. VIZCAYA- This magnificent property offers casual Mediterranean elegance with European ambiance and panoramic views of the Gulf. Master craftsman$3,675,000. ship and quality abound. 3BR/2.5BA, built in 1997. BIRD KEY- Majestic custom built home on deep water canal w/private boat dock. This superb home has 4BR/4.5BA. Soaring 32’ ceilings, heated pool. Elegantly decorated. $1,690,000. Furnished $1,790,000. LAGUNA YACHT CLUB- Immaculate 3BR/3BA home with over 2,400 sq. ft., vaulted ceilings, sun deck, boat dock and within walking $559,000. distance of beach. BAY PLAZA- Gorgeous views of the Bay from two balconies. This recently updated condo has 2BR/2BA and is conveniently located in $539,000. downtown Sarasota. TWIN SHORES DUPLEX- Great investment property! Direct Gulf front, side by side duplex, 55+ community with private beach and $537,500. bay rights, community dock. SARASOTA HARBOR- Direct bayfront 1st floor end unit with 2BR/1.5BA in this 55+ community. Boat dock is steps away and can $247,500. be purchased. HERITAGE VILLAGE- Direct bay front condo in Bradenton 55+ $91,000. community. 2BR ground floor unit. TWIN SHORES- Longboat Key 55+ mobile home community with beach access and boat dock when available. 1BR, turnkey furnished. $72,500.

ISLANDS-MULTI-FAMILY LONGBOAT KEY GULF FRONT – Enjoy panoramic views from this second flr end unit. Turnkey furn 2BR/2BA, beautifully updated, 3 yr. new kitchen, baths, carpet, tile. Htd pool, lg. balcony. Cathy Meldahl 383-5577. #223557.............................................................................................................$585,000 SANDY BEACHES, GULF VIEW – 2BR/2BA on the Gulf. Secured elevator, lighted tennis courts and heated pool Fully furnished and updated. Lila or Brad Pearson 761-3100. #82198...............................................................$405,000 MARINERS COVE – Top floor unit w/2516 sq ft, fabulous bay view. Gated community with 2 pools, tennis and deep water dockage. Dave Moynihan 778-2246. #82016..........................................................................................$515,000 ADORABLE ISLAND DUPLEX –Quiet location just one lot from the bay, room for a pool. 3BR/2.5BA, laundry room, New tile throughout. Great for rentals, vacations, or year round home. Yvonne Higgins 778-2246 or 7203879. #83836...................................................................................................$269,000 PRICED BELOW RECENT APPRAISAL – Longboat 2/2 condo. Granite countertops, stone tile floors, boat dock $160 a year. Jack Knoedl 761-3100. #83252...............................................................................................................$246,500 ST ARMANDS – 1BR/1BA turnkey furnished, ground floor unit. Brightopen-light. Heated pool & spa, carport and extra storage. DeeDee Burke 383-5577. #222566........................................................................................$193,500

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DOWNTOWN BAY VIEWS - Everything is here. Gracious amenities. Guest suites on site, media center, spa, pool and health center. Grand entertaining area and private dining or meeting room. Plus, your own one bedroom condominium home overlooking Sarasota Bay. $249,000.



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THE RESORT AT LONGBOAT KEY CLUB - Great income producing club suite. End unit with extra large deck. Enjoy a personal vacation in a 4 star luxury resort and leave your property to outstanding managment while you are away. $209,000.

Brings People and Properties Together VILLA DI LANCIA - Direct gulf front Longboat Key beautifully decorated, three bedroom condominium with many built-ins and all the right finishes. Extra large terrace. Offered at $1,850,000. WATER CLUB - Panoramic views of the Gulf, Bay G Dover and city skyline from this 10th D INluxurious N floor LEthePEdiscriminating model. Designed buyer with SAfor exquisite details and finishes. Offered at $2,500,000.

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. $675,000.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Meticulously maintained canal front home. Three bedroom split plan with solar heated pool. Offered at $649,000. BAY PLAZA - 10th story corner condo with the ultimate gulf and bay views. Fully remodeled including new kitchen and marble floors. Two terraces. Steps to downtown. Offered at $469,000. Price Reduced ROYAL ST. ANDREW - Three bedroom corner condominium located in a well-maintained downtown bay front building. Walking distance to downtown. Offered at $395,000. CONDO ON THE BAY - Two condos combined into a custom, unique, 16th floor unit overlooking Sarasota Bay. Separate service quarters with a caterer’s kitchen. Four bedrooms including a large master and 3 screened terraces. Offered at $1,250,000.


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HOMESITE - THE BAYOU - LONGBOAT KEY CLUB, Rare opportunity to purchase a homesite and create your own slice of paradise. Close to club, deep water marina, golf course, tennis and private beach club. $299,000.

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GATED LANDMARK ISLAND ESTATE Spectacualar vistas of sparkling azure waters of Sarasota Bay. Beautifully appointed Residence offers master suite with fireplace, study and gym. Three guest suites. Four car garage. Terraced bay side disappearing edge pool with cabana and kitchen. Protected Dockage. $3,375,000.

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Dealer: West Vulnerable: East-West

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Real Estate Agent for Sales Volume on LBK in 2000 & 2001!

TOP 1% IN FLORIDA ST. ARMANDS Contemporary dream realized with no detail overlooked or quality spared! Privacy, views, dockage & style are key. 74’ infinity edge pool & spa w/fiber optic lighting. Dockage for 3 boats..............................................$4,500,000.

VILLA DI LANCIA Direct gulf views, graceful Mediterranean architecture, condo community with only 38 luxurious beachfront residences. Totally upgraded and tastefully furnished......$1,995,000. En PROVENCE Most exclusive enchanting paradise reflecting the romance of French Mediterranean. Intimate villa with private pool..........$4,190,000.

GRAND RIVIERA Private enclave of 10 luxurious residences on the tip of Golden Gate Point! Unparalleled panoramic views, private boat docks (subject to final approval) 2,984-5,659 sf. Priced from...................$1,300,000 to $3,700,000.

This week’s hand is from a Web page of OK Bridge. The contributor writes: “A few nights ago, I kibitzed an IMP game on OK. A pair of former world champions (they really are that good) sat North-South against two players who were capable but not expert. The world-class pair seemed to be advocates of the modern destructive style: preempt first and worry about it later. If I had to construct a North hand, not to preempt on, this would have been it.” The East player took no action over this preempt, which I find difficult to believe. Holding this hand, I would have a choice of doubling for takeout, which would be my preference, or overcalling three diamonds. If East doubles, North might bid three hearts, or more fun yet, re-double, which West would happily pass. If West chooses to show his four spades (he is a passed hand), East will take him to a four-spade contract which will make with any lead by South. I doubt very much that South will bid three no-trump over a double by East. The contributor writes that South was able to make a score of 430 on this hand. I cannot see how any poor defense would allow him to make this contract. Perhaps knowing that they were playing these world-class players, kept the East player completely silent. Very interesting.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES South side of the street splendor... An elegant home with Mediterranean-inspired detailing and superb finishes. Perfection beyond the expected!..........$1,695,000. GRAND BAY Private corner in the newest Grand Bay building. Panoramic vistas of the bay, marina and preserve. Wrap around terraces..$1,149,000. Exquisite Biscayne with tiled floor, wooden shutters & decorator detailed for a move-in resort home. Condo complex has all the amenities.................$999,000.

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 LONGBOAT KEY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Tuesday, July 23 North-South 1. Posy Potter and Esther Wilson 2. Ruth and Malcolm Popik 3. Sarah Freeman and Marge Sagman

HARBOUR COURT Behind gates of the LBK


Club w/Har-Tru tennis courts, beach access, water views w/a large dock on deep water........$980,000.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY LBK Gulf front property. P&L statement avail. or as a building opportunity.........................$1,995,000. THE MEADOWS Executive estate on 1.2 wooded acres. 3 car gar., caged pool, cul-de-sac. Great for children, golf & tennis comm........$929,900. VIZCAYA Perfectly decorated and appointed pent-

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West Pass All pass

Spacious, luxurious direct gulf front condo with southern exposure and magnificent views! 4BR/4.5BA. Summer kitchen, guest suite, private elevator & 2-car garage. Enclave of only 31 residences! $3,950,000.

Duplicate games are held at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center. Call Larry Auerbach at 758-2017 for additional information. ❑

Selling Sarasota Successfully!

Pat & Tom Hanly

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Brand New 4BR -4.5BR, elevator, leisure + den, pool, spa, 2nd from the bay. $2,775,000


BIRD KEY - Just finished - 4BR/3.5BA, Open plan, fam. rm, outside kit, pool, spa, dock. $2,195,000


COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Under construction pick your colors, 3BR Suites, 3.5BA, elevator, fam/media rm. Unique design, pool, spa, dock. $2,250,000 BIRD KEY - Almost complete - 2 story, floating staircase, 5BR/5.5BA, fam rm. Library, pool, spa, dock. $2,875,000

SABAL COVE Magnificent, spacious custom home with many architectural upgrades and large rooms. Caged pool and lanai...............$945,000.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Bayfront lot 20,000+ sq ft. Build your dream house. $2,195,000

COREY’S LANDING Bay front home w/views, privacy. & meticulous elegance. 4BR w/guest suite, private balcony on 2nd fl. Furn........$1,550,000.

BEACHPLACE Perfect opportunity to purchase resort or investment property instead of watching a portfolio diminish. Condo community with all the amenities. 2BR/2BA..........................$539,000. Direct gulf front condo with walk down to the beach. The feel of a private villa at the beach. 2BR/2BA, furnished at......................................$749,000.



COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - 3rd in from bay Deep water, 3BR/2BA, Immaculate condition, beautifully maintained & updated. $885,000 BIRD KEY - On wide canal with fabulous bay views - 4BR/3.5 BA, fam rm, spanning over 4400 sq. ft. Great opportunity. $1,350,000

walkout! Two private double terraces plus largest condo offered at the Longboat Key Club..........$775,000.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - New construction 2nd in from bay 4BR/5.5BA open kit & family rm on 1.5 lots with 180’ of seawall. $2,750,000


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

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BIRD KEY - New garden home - 3-4BR/3BA, pool & spa. Outside kitchen. Fantastic open design. $1,195,000

Pristine privacy on 2 1/2+ gulf front acres gated and walled. Gorgeous gulf and sunset vistas with panoramic views of bay and city lights. Enchanting landscaping, entrance fountain, private gulf beach plus shimmering pool and entertainment area. Elegant home with exquisite finishes and quality. Private master suite plus 4 guest suites. Incredibly beautiful home in a private location minutes to St. Armands and Sarasota...........................$16,750,000

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


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MERRILL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Thursday, July 25 Over All Winners 1. Ruth and Malcolm Popik 2. Polly Kaatz and Cele Schwartz 3. Ruth and George Neumann 4. Barbara Klatt and David Wecksler 5. Carolyn Allworth and Helen Schweyer Trudy and Al Florin (tie)

grace. World class residences. The best amenities. Never occupied modified Monte Carlo..$1,399,000.

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East Pass

East-West 1. Cele Schwartz and Jayne Forstenzer 2. Bob Schaefer and Tim Lesnik 3. Mary Lou Thomas and Polly Kaatz

THE RITZ Old world grandeur with timeless

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The Bidding:

by Donna SWAN

LONGBOAT KEY Private estate with 180degree, views of Sarasota Bay. Serenity & style in fabulous 4400 sq. ft. home.............$3,250,000.

West ♠ JT72 ♥T6 ♦3 ♣AQ7654

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SINCE 1979 Harry’s Continental Kitchen has SMALL BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE. been making party memories from the Vacation or long term. On trailer or in-water. casual to black tie affair. Specializing in Private launch ramp. Fresh water wash. small dinner parties. 383-0777. Minutes to LBK, Gulf, gas, bait, restaurants. Also, bottom painting. Capt. John’s Marina. Cleaning Services 941-792-2620. ➥ BRAZILIAN LADY CLEANER. Excellent JET BOAT 1998, with trailer. Seats 5+, great References. Free Estimates. 926-8036. condition, low hours, $6300. 383-8860. DAZZLE CLEANING, “personalized housekeeping, general cleaning and house checks 28FT. CARVER RIVIERA aft Cabin Motor to meet your needs. Lic./Ins. 379-6582. Auto Sales & Service Yacht, 1986. New T-325 HP GM engines, 1996 MERCEDES S320. Dark blue w/gray generator, A/P, GPS, reverse cycle air, HOUSE CLEANING by experienced Brazilleather interior, 73,500/mi., $25,000 o/b/o. recent retro fit, sleeps 6. Turnkey boat in ian ladies. Good references. Free estimates. Contact Mark Campbell @ 746-1123 or beautiful cond. Many extras! $44,900. Please call Kiara 342-4243. 544-4509. 545-4924. AT HOME OR OFFICE MOBILE DETAIL WASH, WAX, ARMORALL VACUUM, SHAMPOO & INCENSE. $50 PRICE NEGOTIABLE. JAMIE MYERS 927-3630

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RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer. LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 60/ft. boat slip. Drive your car to the North and back. Seasonal, $19.00 per foot. Monthly $23.00 References. 941-778-5381 per foot. Yearly $16.50 per foot, plus electricity and sales tax. 383-2025/504-1232. AUTO TRANSPORT state to state. Insured, LICENSED CNA w/local references, 30+ professional, N/S driver w/clean record. SUPERB BOAT Slip for rent in high & dry years experience. All phases of Hospice Reasonable rates. References available. indoor marina. In & out boat storage at its (941) 545-5325. finest. Excellent south Longboat location, care. Aurora, 941-749-1932. easy access to Bay and Gulf. Up to 30’ Call 371-1866 Alterations/Upholstery Boat Charter EXPERIENCED, LOCAL CNA seeking full time position. Excellent local references. 941-351-8699, leave message.

ALTERATIONS, GENERAL SEWING and custom clothing. Fittings and measurements done in your own home and delivered to you. Please call, 387-2348. 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. ISLAND UPHOLSTERY. Furniture, cushions, etc. Repair and restoring antiques. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates! 778-4335.

Antiques WANTED: STERLING silver picture frame, 7”x8” or 8”x10”. Reasonable price. 388-2285. TREASURE CHEST, made in Spain, circa 1650, still has the key, 26”x17”x18”, $12,500. (941) 918-0246. STEVEN POSTANS ANTIQUES HAVE MOVED TO 28,000SQ.FT. WAREHOUSE. OVER 1.000 PIECES OF 18TH & 19TH C. ENGLISH AND CONTINENTAL FURNITURE AND CLOCKS. 7881 15TH ST. E. (OLD 301), SARASOTA, FL, 2/BUILDINGS NORTH OF SAM’S CLUB 755-6063

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CHITWOOD CHARTERS, Grand Banks/ Selene Yachts. Luxury Cruises, Sunsets, Cocktails, Special Occasions. Half day to weekly. Bare boat available. Need a new hobby? Learn to pilot a yacht. Capt. Chitwood. 941-957-1530.

Boat Rentals 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

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CNA WILL care for your loved ones. 8-24/hrs. per day, 25/yrs. experience. Also, housekeeping. 753-1825. WIDOWED WHITE female, 56 available for companionship, assistance, cooking, light duties, run errands, etc. 941-426-5008.

LOVING CAREGIVER. Very reliable, great care, cooking, shopping, errands. Have a 27/FT. LARSON Cabria 270, 1997, 220/hrs., medical background, massage. Excellent 330/HP, duel props enclosed. Sleeps 4, references. 7p.m.-7a.m. or 7a.m.-7p.m. head w/shower, TV, VCR, stereo, Great rate! (941) 795-0786. refrigerator. Excellent condition. Call after 5p.m., 378-5547. 2/SEA DOOS GTX & GTX Limited w/double trailer. Low hours. Excellent condition, $7500. 504-9326.



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MRS. MAIDS. Want a clean house? Call Mari. Competitive prices. References. Bonded and Insured. 343-0220.

Computer Services RETIRED COMPUTER Teacher. Using exclusive E/Z-LEARN system in your home. Learn more than from any other person. 383-5372. BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE help in your home. E-mail, share photos on line. (941) 364-5815. COMPUTER OBEDIENCE Training. Is your computer misbehaving? Will train your computer to listen to you! Special $15/hour. FREE ADVICE. 545-7508. IN HOME computer services. Senior friendly, training, installation, trouble shooting. Jules Porchey, The Computer Man. 927-1428. APPLE, iMac & Windows certified technician available for upgrades, repairs & tutoring. Call Steven, 312-9317.

Crushed Shell 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.

Furniture FURNITURE SALE! Designer living and dining room furniture. Neutral colors and versatile pieces. Excellent quality and condition. Call for appointment, 387-7272. (1) BRAND NEW FULL ORTHOPEDIC mattress set. Still in plastic, $130. Can deliver. 232-2544.

FUTON. ALL oak, honey finish, no metal, RED IRON bunk bed set. Full w/twin on top, mission frame. 9/Layer foam mattress. Still in includes mattresses, $75. 383-5509, ask for box. Cost, $525. Sell, $325. Can deliver. Patti.. 941-761-2344. LUG HAMMER, removes over tightened Garage, Moving wheel lugs, $35. 778-5073.

& Estate Sales ESTATE SALE! Fri., Aug. 2, 10A.M.-2P.M. 302 Bird Key Dr., Sarasota. Pick up #’s at park at Bird Key light on Ringling causeway. Outstanding sale: washed oak twin bed set, queen set, white full set, Queen Anne mahogany dining table, 6 chairs and server, Edwardian cabinet, 2 TV’s, 4 piece love set, sofa, chair & ottoman; love seat and chair, nest of tables, mahogany desk, printer stand and bookcase/file cabinet, stereo, wicker chair, 2 chandeliers, Chines 9x12 rug, sofa bed, nest of tables, prints, coffee & end table set, mirror, nice dinette, bar stools, patio set, 2 exceptionally nice coffee tables, plants, full kitchen and accessories. Sale by Julie McClure, 746-2100.

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HOME SERVICES. Experienced cook, errands, driver, personal care, housesitting. FREE SNOW REMOVAL, and when its not White male, retired. Available for P/T work. snowing, I specialize in installing CRUSHED References. Leave message at 373-0838. SHELL and ROCK yards, driveways and walkways. Rip Rap, sand and mulch also Positions Wanted delivered and spread. Hauling available. Please call DAVID BANNIGAN at 794-6971 CHEERFUL COMPANION aide will assist you in your home or go out for appts., lunch, or cell at 504-7045. shopping, etc. 951-1856.

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INCREASE YOUR $$$ Control Your Hours! (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN ORTHOPEDIC Home-Based Business! Full Training. plush mattress set. Still in plastic, $120. Can Free Booklet. 888-235-7345. deliver. 232-2544. (1) BRAND NEW KING PILLOW TOP AGGRESSIVE, SELF-MOTIVATED licensed mattress set. Still in plastic, $250. Can Rental/Property Manager needed for busy, full service Longboat Key Real Estate office. deliver. 232-2544. Computer skills necessary, good benefits. Please fax resume to: 755-6381 for consideration. WASHER/DRYER, KENMORE,

Items For Sale

SPECIALIZING IN quality custom stone work and general repairs. References avail. 941-922-0402, leave message.

SCHLEY PAINTING. Professional preparation and painting, inside and out. Power washing. Dependable, neat and courteous. Free estimates. Senior discounts. Fully insured. 342-1757.

EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN: Repairs, painting, landscaping, tile, carpentry, screening, fences, drywall, etc. Licensed. Insured. Free estimates. Edson Bessa. 941-730-6838.

MASON, 25/YRS. experience. Glass block work, window sills, pavers, cinder block, ✓ LISTENER, CONVERSATIONALIST: brick and tile. Walls built and repaired. Family, friends, professionals gone, not Fireplaces. Licensed & Insured. 795-3034. interested, can’t be bothered. Want a friendly ear to talk with. Complete privacy. Call Gene now for a free chat. 941-518-6906. Massage ROY’S CAR SERVICE LUXURY NON -SMOKING CARS AVAILABLE PRICES FROM LONGBOAT KEY TO: TAMPA AIRPORT, $70 SARASOTA AIRPORT, $25


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Miscellaneous BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! Buy & Read DIANETICS by L. Ron Hubbard. $7.99. Call 1-800-367-8788 or visit


Moving Services

6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK. Henredon King bedroom set. Furniture, clothes,   DUNBAR’S MOVING. One item or housewares. Gigantic Sales! Open Sat. household. Lowest prices around, 25/years 9a.m.-1p.m. 383-4738. experience. Specializing in antiques. Free estimates! 727-4861.

DISPLAYED, but never used, MODEL Items Under $200 HOME FURNITURE: 4-piece bedroom suite, $259; sofa & love seat, $399; queen bed ELECTRO LUX professional shampooer, set, $199; full bed set, $159; twin bed set, 1/yr. old, $200. 387-2021. $129; daybed complete w/pop-up trundle & 2 mattresses, $285; Futon and frame, $199. CLASSIFIEDS WORK Delivery available. Builders, 753-7118.

Power Washing

Professional Services



✦ GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT & PAPER SERVICES. Int./ext. painting, pressure washing, wallpaper & faux painting. We spray wicker. Prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates! Lic./Ins. Call Kevin. Cell 704-7115 or 792-1646.

FRENCH PROVINCIAL wood and marble PASTEL PAINTING. Interior/exterior, neat, living room set. 50/yrs. old. $200/firm. reasonable. Wallpaper/wallpaper removal. Supplying LBK clients w/over 12 years 941-966-4296. experience & customer service. Insured. LADIES BICYCLE. Sears 10/speed. Ex. Paul Passanant. 366-9434. condition, $100. 383-0889.

ESTATE SALE of original art work of the Laundry late Betty Hudson. July 27 through Aug. 2. Kinghale Gallery, 1536 Main St., 955-2393. WASH N’FOLD, IRONING, ALTERATIONS. Comforters/$12. Residential & Commercial. Linen Service. Self-Service. Clean and Golf attended. Open 7/days. Drop-off/pick-up GOLF LESSONS, by USGTF professional. and delivery. PARADISE COIN LAUNDRY, 7466 Cortez Road West, 795-1657. Call Carol, 941-779-2429.

(1) BRAND NEW QUEEN PILLOW TOP mattress set. Still in plastic, $150. Can deliver. 232-2544.


Painting & Wallpapering

Items Under $200


Nursing/Companion LPN COMPANION/CAREGIVER seeks Private Duty position. Available anytime! Excellent references. 15/years experience. Call 761-7327

R.V.’s LET YOUR motor home, 1998 or newer, earn you money! Adventure RV Rentals, 371-9418.

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Remodeling & Home Improvements ☛ BILL GAREAU Building & Remodeling. All phases of home improvement. License #RBC0067087. Insured. 371-9569.


Condos & Homes For Sale

Condos & Homes For Sale

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

$319,900 LONGBOAT VILLA w/boat slip, direct canal frontage w/bay views, 2BR/2BA, low condo fees, new ceramic, carpet and paint, deeded beach access. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041.

PALMA SOLA. Largest bayfront home on 2/lots, 6BR/5.5BA, 3/stories, 6/car garage. Best value! By owner. $990,000. 795-4432.

ROBERT HELD’S HANDYMAN & MORE! Repairs, Installs, Tile, Vinyl, Improvements, Window Cleaning & Rescreen. Dependable,   BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof friendly service. Call Monday thru Friday, repair specialists! Re-roofs! New roofs! 9a.m.-6p.m. for appointment. 758-8044. Tile Replacement! All work guaranteed! JOE UNGVARSKY Construction. Remodel- RC004206. 941/753-6879. ing contractors. In-house plan design. State licensed and insured. #CRC035261. Taxi Service Many island references. 778-2993. DON’T FEEL like waiting in the rain, heat ♦ ♦ ♦ CUSTOM RENOVATIONS. 25/years and dust? Take a TAXI door to door. experience as a highly skilled, dependable, Reasonable rates!. Clean friendly, serving all restoration/renovation expert, carpenter of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, as well & fine finishing contractor. Kitchen and as most airports. bathroom specialist. Repairs & Painting. ISLAND TRANSPORTATION Paul Beauregard, 779-2294. 7am-3am (or by appt.) 779-2520.

 CERAMIC TILE Supplied and Installed


SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, free standing 2BR/2BA villa. Enclosed lanai, beach & bay access, community pool & docks, $255,000. 383-8860. By Owner.


LONGBOAT KEY, glorious Gulf views! Gulf front, 2BR/2BA. Among multi-million dollar condominiums. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Granite countertops, marble flooring. Offered at $699,900. Please call 374-3200. BAYFRONT, OPEN SUNDAY 1P.M.-4P.M. Priced to sell! Spectacular views from every room, 2BR/2BA, next to the Ritz. $357,200. Lease or lease option also available. Maya International, 941-955-5252.


Commercial Rentals & Sales PRIME OFFICE space available at the Centre Shops, Longboat Key. Call 387-3135.

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 SKILLED, HONEST, RELIABLE. Carpentry, Painting, Remodeling. Tons of experience. References available. Call Steve Ivan, 941-780-2386. BRICK REPAIRS-PRESSURE CLEANING. Driveways, pool decks & patios. Sealer application. Call 758-2082.


All Variations of Ceramic Tile Supplied & Installed. Floors a Specialty. Large Longboat Key Portfolio. Free Estimates & Custom Designs. Dirty grout? Give us a shout! Grout cleaning & restoration services available.


BEAUTIFUL LONGBOAT condo, $199,000. Very creative owner financing. Immediate SUB LEASE quality office space. Approx. closing. Chip Waterman, 957-4663 or Ben, 564/sq.ft. of office space divided into two 927-6233. rooms and we’ll pay CAM charges through 7/31/03. Call Falls Company, 779-2492, P.O. DOLPHIN TOWERS, panoramic Bay view, Box 1370, Anna Maria, Fl 34216 or stop by 2BR/2BA. Private balcony, secured building 9801 Gulf Dr., Suite 4, Anna Maria, FL and parking, pool. Centrally located, 34216. Immediate availability. minutes away from cultural activities. Owner financing. (508) 548-8685; FAX: Longboat Key (508) 457-1687. Vicky’s Hallmark: Real moneymaker. $10K +value of merchandise. DIRECT GULF FRONT! Penthouse unit in Mixed-Use Building: Luxury 3BR/2BA apt. the prestigious “Beaches” of the Longboat & 5 offices. $1.5 million. Key Club. 2BR/2BA, private beach, heated Sarasota pool. Incredible Gulf views. Motivated Seller, Beef O’Brady’s family sports bar & grill. price slashed $100,000 to $695,000. Great location, lease, profits! $264,500. Call Mike Bridges @ Re/Max Properties, 954-5454. LONGVIEW REALTY, 383-6112.

Avenue of The Flowers, 1270/sq.ft.+/- w/granite countertops, new ceramic and at $16/per square foot plus CAM. flooring, freshly painted. Dennis Girard, T. Mannausa & Co., Realtor. 365-1511, ext. Central Park Realty, (941) 809-0041. 115. 1515 MAIN ST. for rent. 2300sq.ft. retail w/850sq.ft. second floor apartment, contemporary with skylights. 383-0244.



PALMA SOLA penthouse condo, waterfront, 3BR/3BA plus family/loft, lanai, deep water boat dock. Newly renovated, approximately 3000/sq.ft., under building parking, view of Palma Sola Bay. By Owner. $318,000. 383-4146. $429,900 LONGBOAT Key, 2BR/2.5BA Townhouse with Bay views. Top of the line renovations and furnishings, Travertine marble throughout, garage. Big income here. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. CASTILLIAN LONGBOAT KEY Sunsets on a spacious beach, 2BR/2BA, wide lanai. Excellent move in condition. Turnkey, tastefully furnished. See sunset from all rooms. 24 Hour Large heated pool, tennis court, Emergency garage parking, security doors Service at “No Hidden Charges” all entrances. Grounds and building in top shape.

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$649,900 DIRECT Gulf front, Longboat, near

  PRIME RETAIL/OFFICE LOCATION, Publix, 2BR/2BA, on 6th floor. New kitchen

“THE MOST DISTINCTIVE ADDRESS” Avenue of the Flowers-Longboat Key. Join Publix, Eckerds and other exquisite shops. 1665sq.ft. available. 1-800-940-6000. The Sembler Co., Andy Carlson, Licensed R.E. Broker.

Call Neil Halfacre (941) 726-3077

CANAL FRONT, 3BR/2BA. Screened pool, boat dock, fireplace. Partial Bay view. $379,000. Vincent, 383-8860. A. Paradise Realty.

LONGBOAT VILLAGE 711 Russell St. - Large lot, 4BR, family room. $387,000. 701 LINLEY ST. - Bay views, 2BR, family room, 2/car garage +additional building. $580,000. Ride by! Call Mary Wickersham, Wagner Realty 383-5577 or 1-800-352-0367.


$419,900 923-5021 780-0276

$575,000 For Sale By Owner Call 314-966-4443

953-7032 AREA HOME SELLERS - Free list of what homes in your area are selling for. Automated Information Line, 888-651-9596 ID# 7041. $224,900 SPANISH Villa on Longboat. Have your own boat slip, 2BR/2BA, low condo fees. Exterior is maintenance free, even your lawn. Deeded beach access. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. MANATEE RIVER! Beautiful 2BR/2BA condo w/dock and lift. 2/Covered parking. $180,000. Denise Fleese, Gulf-Bay Realty. Licensed Real Estate Broker. 941-504-5211. SARASOTA HARBOR, 2BR/2BA, panoramic water views, 1st floor corner unit. Boat dock. A steal at $247,000. Call Brigitte, Re/Max Excellence, 383-6304.



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SEASCAPE PAINTING Residential • Interior • Exterior • Pressure Washing Roof Coating • Insured • 29 Years Experience Rick Tanner • 941-798-6985 4203 76th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209

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Condos & Homes For Sale

Condos & Homes For Sale

Rentals: Annual

Rentals: Annual

PALM PLACE, only 3/BR in the building. Completely redone. Spectacular view of bay. $534,900. Mapp Realty, 379-2448.


ST. ARMANDS pool home, 3BR/2BA. Steps to Circle and beach, fireplace, unfurnished. $2100/mo. Call Jeff 941-388-1553.

DOLPHIN TOWERS, 1BR/2BA, 11th floor, Bay view. $1200/mo. Mapp Realty, (941) 379-2448.

BY OWNER. Behind the gates of Longboat Key Club. Exquisite custom built 4BR/3BA home. Granite counter tops, marble floors, crown molding. Awesome entertainment unit in great room with soaring ceilings. Outside kitchen and bar. Dock with lift on good boating water. Offered at $1,199,000. Call 383-2699 for appointment. Principals only... $259,900. DOWNTOWN Bayfront. 2BR/2BA, over 1,523/sq.ft. Only 14/units in building. New carpet and paint. In unit laundry. Low condo fees! Try to find better value. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. LONGBOAT KEY, Seagate Club. For sale by Owner Gulf front penthouse completely furnished 2BR/2BA, split design Spectacular views of Gulf from every room. On-site management. $669,000. No Brokers. (248) 642-4421. $249,900. LONGBOAT Key Townhouse. Great rental program, 2BR/2BA, garage, over 1500/sq.ft., tennis club, fully furnished. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp. (941) 809-0041. $539,900 DOWNTOWN w/spectacular bay and city views. Everything new! End unit, 2BR/2BA. You deserve to see the BEST, CALL NOW. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041.

☛ FOR SALE by owner. Spanish Main Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA +den & screened lanai. New ceramic tile and carpet, loads of storage, beach access. Only $224,900. Owner, 383-0034. LET ME E-MAIL YOU SOME LISTINGS. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. BY OWNER 724 MARBURY LANE 3BR/2BA, DOCK, CANAL FRONT, SCREENED LANAIS, 2/CARPORTS. $575,000 BROKERS PROTECTED 383-0280

GULF FRONT LOT - North Siesta Key, $1,995,000. BAYFRONT LOT - S. LBK, Sailboat waterfront, $1,449,000. VILLA ON LBK - Dock in Marina! Clubhouse, pool, deeded beach. Furnished, 2BR/2BA, $249,000. “ISLANDER CLUB’S JEWEL” - Furnished direct beach front, 2BR. $549,000. “SEA GATE’S GEM” - Furnished direct beach front s.w. corner with endless views! $699,000. “GRAND BAY’S GRANDEUR” - New - city skyline, bay & golf course views. 2BR +den, designer furniture. $899,000. GULF FRONT - Behind the gates of LBK Club, 2BR +den, 180/degree spectacular views with endless amenities. $975,000. RITZ CARLTON - Sensational one of a kind custom 3BR +den, 2 parking, 2 storage, magnificent views! $2,590,000.

Judy Kepecz 941-387-1825 Coldwell Banker Previews 941-383-6411

$479,900, 3000/SQ.FT. Detached 3BR townhouse on Longboat. Private elevator, double garage, fireplace, furnished. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041.




Lots & Acreage For Sale LONGBOAT KEY 3/LOTS; C-1 zoning. $400,000 each. General Harris St. Longview Realty, Richard Estrin. 383-6112.

Mobile Homes MOBILE HOME, 1BR/2BA. Sleeps 6, room for 2nd bedroom. Remodeled kitchen/bath, open patio, 300ft. from beach & Marina. LBK, $12,500. 941-387-2021.

Out-Of-State Property

Offered at $1,299,000 Call Marilyn Duncan, Realtor, Coldwell Banker 1-800-404-0117

2-3BR/2BA CANAL FRONT. Bring your boat! Short stroll to powdery white beaches and beautiful Joan Durante Park. Nearly 2000/sq.ft., annual $1800/mo. Available now. ☛ BAYVIEW POOL HOME, 3BR/2BA, 725-2826. unfurnished, seawall, canal/bay view. Bright, BAY VIEW, 2BR/2BA. One Watergate, open great room, 2/car garage. $2500/mo. unfurnished, steps to the Ritz. $1600/mo. Wedebrock Real Estate Company, No pets. 373-0302. 383-5886.


FABULOUS VILLA. Spacious 3BR/3BA, Seasonal & Vacation deeded beach, view of bay, canal w/dock, unfurnished. LBK Estates. $2200/mo. LONGBOAT KEY. Sutton Place, 3BR/2.5BA Discount available. 941-921-2553. furnished townhouse condo. Beach access BAY PLAZA, 9th floor, furnished. $3000/mo. directly across Gulf Dr. 2/Swimming pools, great view! Reasonable rent. Available Fabulous views! 383-6304. Jan. through March, 2003 and 1/month in 800’ TO BEACH. 3BR/2.5BA Key West 2002. Call Ruth Ann, (502) 955-6169 or home. Ceramic tile, 2000sq.ft. LA, +decks, (502) 239-8498, leave message. porch, garages. Avail. 9/15 or sooner. LONGBOAT KEY condo, 3BR/2BA, Gulf $2000/mo. 778-5427. side, first floor, newly renovated, heated EN PROVENCE, 3BR +family room. Fabu- pool. Available anytime, September through lous views in premiere condo community. May. 813-933-3664. Call Cheryl Loeffler, Coldwell Banker LBK, UPDATED Gulf front condo. 2/Master Previews. 383-5000. suites, 2BA+den, over 1500/sq.ft. Pool, LIDO BEACH/ST. ARMANDS, 2BR/2BA tennis, boat dock. Best location! Available condo. Third floor, across from Gulf, unfurn., June through Sept. 15 & Oct. 15 through pool, covered parking. 6/Months or longer. Dec. 31, 2003. 1/Month minimum. (941) $1350/mo. Available now! Call owner 795-1318. 359-9559. NEWLY DECORATED 2BR/2BA, next to Ritz. $1300/mo. Owner (941) 266-1078 or 388-1288. GRAND BAY OUTSTANDING VIEW! 8TH FLOOR, 2+BR $3500/MO GRAND BAY GREAT VIEW! 4TH FLOOR, 2+BR/3.5BA $3500/MO HARBOUR OAKS 3BR/2.5BA. SCREENED LANAI, WOOD FLOORS, FRESH PAINT. $2500/MO LONGBOAT HOME 3BR/2BA, BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF INTERCOASTAL. POOL, GARAGE, DOCK. $2500/MO COUNTRY CLUB SHORES HOME 2BR/2BA, FAMILY AND LIVING ROOMS, LANAI, GARAGE. $1450/MO.

ESCAPE THE heat and traffic. PA. mountainside estate - 10/acres, horses, views. So. Colonial, 3700sq.ft., 5/car garage, deck and hot tub. Excellent condition, 2/miles to I-81, No. of Scranton. $295,000. (814) 757-1421.


Rentals: Annual



LIDO BEACH, STUDIO. Furnished. Private patio, close to St. Armands Circle and beach. Also, weekly or monthly. 388-2290.

SANCTUARY, STUNNING!!! Direct Gulf front corner unit. All the work has been done. It’s time to have fun! New A/C, new W/H, new paint, and new furnishings. Just bring your swimsuit and favorite beverage and enjoy the most captivating sunsets and beach.

SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, beach & bay access, community pool. Also available seasonally. 383-8860.

LIDO KEY, Key Towers South. 12th floor, 2BR/2BA, Gulf front view! Fully furnished, like new. $2500/monthly, $2200/annually. 925-7461, after 6p.m. SPECTACULAR GULF view from every room, 2BR/2BA condo in prestigious Islander Club on Longboat Key. Large balcony, pool, on the beach. Annual or longer available. $2395/mo. (unfurnished). Oct. 1st. (941) 685-5768.

760 DREAM ISLAND, LBK. 3BR/2BA, unfurn., canal & bay view, $2995/mo. 501 DeNavaez, LBK. 3BR/2BA, unfurnished, canal view, $2000/mo. 1750 BEN FRANKLIN, Key Towers. 2BR/2BA, Gulf views, unfurn. $1450/mo. 1 BEN FRANKLIN, St. Armands Towers, 2BR/2BA, unfurn., $1295/mo. 2110 BEN FRANKLIN, Lido Harbour So. 2BR/2BA, unfurn., $1300/mo. 4710 GMD, Windward Bay. 1BR/1BA, cute furn., $1100/mo. 4500 GMD, Windward Bay. 2BR/2BA, bay view, furn., $1800/mo. 1770 BEN FRANKLIN, Lido Harbour Towers, 1BR/1BA, Gulf view, furn., $1450/mo. COLDWELL BANKER LISA SNOW 388-5532

BUTTONWOOD COVE, 2BR/2BA, bay view, tile floors, $1950/mo. Wedebrock Real 3BR/2BA CANAL front. Boat dock, 2/blocks Estate Company, 383-5886. to beach and your own orange, grapefruit and lime trees. Cathedral ceilings, bright LIDO BEACH, STUDIO. Furnished. Private open, contemporary feel. $2500/mo. annual patio, close to St. Armands Circle and unfurnished. LBK. 383-2487 or 383-2445. beach. Also, weekly or monthly. 388-2290.

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

BAYFRONT PENTHOUSE NEXT TO THE RITZ! Luxury 2BR/2BA, elegantly furnished in a contemporary style, leather furniture, marble tables. 914-1055. A Very Special Selection of Winter Vacation Condominiums and Homes Now Available. WWW.LEASINGSARASOTA.COM Annual Properties Furnished & Unfurnished JENNETTE & ROSSI, INC. REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT 941-953-6000 BANYAN BAY Club. 3.5BR/3BA. Bayfront. (843) 883-3496/ COUNTRY CLUB Shores home, 3BR/2BA, 2/car garage, pool and dock. Also available annually. 941-387-0022. SOUTH PALM AVENUE. Newly renovated 2BR/2BA, South Palm garden apartment. Downtown, bay view, parking. Furnished or unfurnished. Available short or long term 941-387-0438. BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA. TKF, across street from Gulf. 1/mo. min. Avail.: June 1-Nov. 30, $1900/mo.; Dec. $3400. 770-671-0338. SEAPLACE, GULF view, 2BR/2BA. Newly updated, light & bright! Avail. Feb.-March. $3900/mo. (407) 295-3096. LONGBOAT TERRACE, 2BR/2BA, Gulf view. Available Jan. through March, 2003. $4500/mo. 612-719-0131 or 952-895-9228.

VACATION RENTALS Seasonal & Annual Call Wedebrock Rental Office 941-383-5886 or 800-486-5886



Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

LONGBOAT KEY, Bayport condo for rent, winter 2003 season. Avail. Nov., 02-April, 03. Gulf front, first floor end unit, 2BR/2BA, garage, huge pool, 6/tennis courts & more! Call for pricing. 1-800-728-5534.

LONGBOAT KEY, Harborside Townhouse. Gated community, walking distance to marina, shopping and dining. Private beach access. 2/Master bedrooms, 2.5/BA, finished basement, enclosed garage, screened porch, W/D. Open, bright and airy floor plan. Seasonal or long term rental. Call (609) 466-7235.

SEAPLACE, 2BR/1BA. Available August through December. (941) 379-4832.

LIDO BEACH vacation paradise. 1 & 2 ST. ARMANDS. Exquisite turnkey furnished bedroom condos overlooking beautiful Lido 2BR/2BA cottage, pool, +screened lanai, Beach. Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental walk beach/Circle. July 15 through Nov. 30. condo. 388-1404. (941) 388-2524. IT CAN’T GET ANY BETTER! Direct Gulf front in beautifully remodeled LONGBOAT HARBOUR, 2BR/2BA. First 2BR/2BA condo at Beachplace. Please call: floor end unit, nicely furnished. Canal view, two steps to pool, tennis, and private beach. (941) 504-1949. Available December through March or LONGBOAT KEY, 1BR/1BA, cozy cottage, January through April. (941) 387-1300 or on the Gulf, private beach. Available starting (610) 469-6900. July 20. 941-915-8619. LONGBOAT HARBOR, 2BR/2BA, corner. ☛ ☛ SEAPLACE, LBK. SPECTACULAR Upgraded, first floor, beach access, GULF VIEW! July through Oct., 2002. 2/BR, enclosed lanai, pools, tennis. Available now decorator furnished, all amenities. Reduced or 2003 season. 508-763-5528. to $1100/mo. 388-5032. LIDO BEACH. Studio & 1BR. Available now ON LIDO BEACH, 2BR/2BA, ground level until December. Contemporary Fully furn. villa, nicely furnished. Jan./April $2500/mo. Short walk to beach. From $650/mo. 3/mo. minimum. Also, available on annual 383-2566. basis. King & Company, George Peter Ryan, COUNTRY CLUB Shores, canal front. 388-2040 or 586-3417. Renovated 2BR/3BA, fully furnished w/pool boat dock. 2/week minimum. ON THE Gulf w/pool. 1BR condo, sleeps 4. and Nicely furnished, cable, phone, full kitchen, (941) 388-5551, Dan. living, dining area, W/D in building. Monthly SEAPLACE. 2BR/1BA, garden view, or May through Jan. $1200/mo. 351-5101. $3600/mo. LONGBOAT HARBOR, 2BR/2BA, canal, WILD OAK BAY, Bradenton. 2BR/2BA, Gulf view. Available December through $2000/mo. April. Nicely furnished. 251-342-7339, *Many other 2003 seasonal rentals available! 251-342-7344, 251-510-8822. Visit our web site... SEAPLACE. Newly decorated 2BR/2BA, tennis, pools, whirlpool, on the beach. Call for availability and rates for the 2002/2003 COLDWELL BANKER season. Bob, (630) 690-2040. LISA SNOW 388-5532 AVAILABLE NOVEMBER, 02. Immaculate 3BR/3BA, custom built home. Longboat Key, WALK TO Beach & Bay from this 2BR Country Club Shores. Newly redecorated, Longboat Village cottage. Avail. June-Dec. completely furnished including many extras. $1000/mo. 356-2659. Deep water canal, dock, heated pool, close beach access. $4500/mo. including utilities, COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, LBK. 3BR/2BA, pool service, lawn service, etc. Ken Cheney, 2/car, heated pool, deep canal, dock, boat lift, private beach access. 727-848-4100. (941) 383-2599.

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation






Rentals Wanted NEWLY RETIRED couple seeks 2BR/2BA w/direct or partial Gulf view on south end, LBK for Jan. & Feb. Non-smokers. No pets. 609-967-5735.


RENAISSANCE, 1BR/1BA. Turnkey furn., REFINED PROFESSIONAL seeks quality, partial Bay view. $1375/mo. Mapp Realty, quiet 2BR condo in Keys area. Up to $1500/mo. annual lease. Call 410-964-9736. (941) 379-2448. LONGBOAT KEY condo, direct Gulf view, Waterfront Property 2BR/2BA, beautiful. $1250/mo, May-Sept. HIDDEN PARADISE. 1/Acre on water, $3000/mo. Oct.-Jan., 03. $4000/mo. April or 4BR/3BA. $1,195,000. Mary Ann Namack, May, 2003 (714) 637-3630. Owner/Realtor. Ilene Mirman Realty BEAUTIFUL CONDO, 2BR/2BA. Gulf/golf (941)730-6812. views and amenities in exclusive, gated ENCHANTED HIDEAWAY BAY. Spacious community. $3700/mo. Nov.-March. multi-level custom built home on secluded (803) 736-4484. peninsula offering protected boat dock. LIDO BEACH. Luxury Condo on beach, Immaculate and elegant interior w/expansive 3BR/2.5BA, huge terrace, pool/spa, tennis rooms, huge pool & spa, 3/car garage. courts, security gate, breathtaking bay & city Contact Mike Migone or Tina Rudek at Wedebrock R.E. Company at 383-5543. view! Flexible availability. (941) 388-3598. Offered for $998,000. ON THE BEACH (north end). Great apt. directly on LBK’s best beach. First floor, LONGBOAT KEY GULF FRONT ESTATE. 2BR/2BA. Available seasonally or annually. Over 6,600sq.ft. w/beautiful Gulf and Sunset 914-967-5047. views. Large master suite overlooking your own private beach, exercise room, game room, huge gourmet kitchen. Contact Mike CLASSIFIEDS WORK Migone or Tina Rudek at Wedebrock R.E. Company, 383-5543. Offered at $3,390,000.

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Holmes Beach 3224 East Bay Dr. 778-0700 1-800-615-9930

N. Longboat Key 6350 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-5543 1-800-335-5543

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& One Terrific Team MIKE TINA CONDOS LONGBEACH CONDOS. Exceptional direct gulf views over LBK’s finest beaches. 2BR/2BA with den and large lanai’s. Great income possibilies. Starting at $439,000. NEW LISTING - SEA PINES Breathtaking gulf views over sparkling pool, lush grounds, sea oats & sand dunes. Updated 2BR/2BA in a well maintained complex of only 28 units. Great income possibilites. $539,000.


LONGBOAT TRI-LEVEL Townhouse 2BR/2.5BA w/gourmet kitchen, screened lanai & attached garage. New paint, tennis courts, and pool. $269,900 Peter Klaesener 383-5544

BAYRONT ESTATE SITE 200 ft. of open bay views w/ additional 165 ft. deep canal. Newer seawall, well & beach access. Plans for 12,000 sq. ft. home. $2,100,000. Mike Migone or Tina Rudek 383-5543

REMODELED CANALFRONT New baths, kitchen, appliances, fireplace. Steps to beach. Oversized garage. Very private deck and room for dock, private backyard. $425,000. John Hines 383-5543

SEA PINES GULF FRONT Rarely available 2BR/2BA TKF unit. Gorgeous gulf views overlook expansive beach area. Excellent income potential. $539,000 Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 383-5543

DREAM NO MORE Own your piece of LBK with this 2BR/2BA condo at Longboat Harbour. Easily accessible to beach, pool & tennis. Shows like a model! Nice water view! $259,900 Teresia Bradford 383-5543

HISTORIC LONGBOAT VILLAGE A real charmer in North Longboat’s Historic Village. 3BR/2BA home includes real wood floors and new sod. A must see! $449,000 Gary or Cindy LaFlamme 383-5543

GREAT VALUE. Lowest priced canal home on Longboat Key. Ready to move in. Build up to take advantage of open Bay views. Near Beach access & tranquil Durante Park. $310,000. CANAL FRONT HOME. Nicely maintained 3BR/2BA offers private setting and beach deeded access. Great Value! $349,900. THE AVALON. Brand new quality built 4BR/3BA home with soaring ceilings and open concept. Warm wood flooring, stainless steel, granite tops & much more. Only steps to your own deep water boat dock, sparkling community pool and beach access. Open daily. Offered at $739,000. 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 $875,000. NEW LISTING - SPACIOUS GULFSIDE HOME. Spectacular gulf and sunsets views, sounds of the ocean and white sugar sand right at your doorstep. Inviting 5BR/3BA home on 100 x 180 lot with excellent income revenue. $3,200,000.

HOMESITES BAYFRONT ESTATE SITE. 200 feet of wide open Sarasota Bay views with an additional 165 foot protected & deep side canal. Newer seawall, well and deeded beach access. Plans for 12,000 sq.ft. home and survey available. Offered at $2,100,000.

FEATURE PROPERTY SUN BATHE IN PRIVACY Rarely available, 2BR/2BA top floor Central Park #1 downtown condo. Bright open floor plan. Quiet with nice views of pool and lagoon. $238,000 John Hines 383-5543

GREAT VALUE Fresh paint in & out, tile, new carpet & landscaping. Built up for open bay views. $310,000 Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 383-5543

WATERFRONT Sail your boat to your private island retreat. This historic 3BR/2BA home. Fireplace, sailboat water and room for a pool. $559,000 Becky Smith and Elfi Starrett 778-0700

THE GRANDE PENTHOUSE Gulf front 3BR/4.5BA, 3,260 sq. ft. 10’ ceilings, 2 car garage, gulf front pool & spa. $1,899,000. Mike Nink 383-5543

BOATERS DREAM HOME Key West home on lg private lot. Water views, high ceilings, open floor plan, 40x20 covered slip and 3+ deep water slips able to handle large sailboats. $1,750,000 John Hines 383-5543

BEACH HARBOUR CLUB private beach & docks, gulf & bay views, 3BR/3BA, 2 patios. $423,500. Doug Bruce 383-5543


SEA CLUB A week at the beach! 1 or 2 bedroom condos beachfront with swimming pool. Summer through fall. Weekly rentals.

GULF VIEWS Get away from it all! Beach front condos, 1 or 2 bedroom available weekly. Now through December. Great rates!

One Call, Double The Action Please visit our website to view these, and our other listings at Daytime (941) 383-5543 Evenings (941) 794-1388 or (941) 795-5950

Tina Rudek & Mike Migone 8012

WHITNEY BEACH One and two bedroom units in popular Gulf & Bay community. Pool, tennis, private beach. Fall availability for monthly rentals.

MODEL OPEN DAILY 1-5 LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE. Don't miss your opportunity to own a new quality built home in this maintenance free waterfront community. Short walk to sugar sand beaches and your own deep water dock. Only 6 Homesites left. Starting at $240,000.

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