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Fire prevention sparks concerns New sprinklers, hydrants and water lines tapped to prevent disaster. BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

The old saying, “fight fire with fire,” does not apply to tall condominiums on Longboat Key. There, water is needed to fight fires. And questions of whether there will be enough water for fires, and how it will be used, are being asked by the leaders of the town and its condominiums.

For the condominiums, the issue is a new state law. As part of the new Florida building code, condominiums taller than 75 feet are required to have sprinklers. For six Longboat Key condominiums, the law may mean sprinklers will have to be retrofitted into an existing building. “It’ll be horribly costly for them to do it,” said Mayor John Redgrave. “But it puts a burden on the fire department (not to have sprinklers).” Fire Chief Julius Halas concurred: “Right now, those structures could be critical if there was a major fire.” The town’s longest fire ladder is 75 feet. It can reach up to a sixth or seventh story, but

no higher, explained Halas. If a fire occurs in the eighth story or higher, firefighters must use the stairs to reach it. “You can’t reach it with a ladder and by the time you get up the stairwell,” Halas trailed off. “Well, that’s what happened at the World Trade Center. Hopefully we’ll never have anything like that here.” Sprinklers act like a firefighter in place and are ready to go when a fire starts. “It’ll be 100 times safer for everybody,” said Building Inspector Randy Fowler. But finding a way to install sprinklers in every unit of an existing building is “not a CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A

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Memorial edition The Longboat Observer is planning a special memorial edition to be published Sept. 12. (The issue will be distributed Sept. 11 for Longboaters.) Longboaters found themselves living a piece of history on that unforgettable day, and The Longboat Observer would like to hear your stories. Where were you when the events of this day unfolded? Mail your memories to The Longboat Observer, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228; fax to 1-941383-7193; or e-mail to news@longboatobserver.com. We’d like to hear from you by Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Longboat Key remembers The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce continues to plan its Sept. 11 remembrance service. Chamber President Gail Loefgren is organizing the event along with committee members Keith Tanner and Tom Sousa of the Longboat Key Fire Department; Police Chief John Kintz; Karl Bennett, honor guard commander; and Dr. Susan Fryback of the Longboat Island Chapel. Committee members are urging residents to bring an American flag to the ceremony which will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Joan M. Durante Park. The service will begin with a bagpiper and honor guard posting the colors. After the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, members of the Longboat Key Rotary and Kiwanis clubs will lead the singing of the national anthem. Longboat Key Mayor John Redgrave CONTINUED ON PAGE 2A

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The first winning photo in The Longboat Observer’s annual photograph contest was a sunset. Our final winner is a sunrise over Sister Keys, captured by Celia Edmundson of Longboat Key. This is the final week of the contest and the overall winner will be announced in next week’s edition.

Shooting suspect sends package to police Cops accused of failing to read rights to suspect before gathering evidence from him. BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Norbert Kreisch, who is suspected of shooting two, 9 mm rounds into a Longboat Key home while intoxicated in February, mailed a “suspicious package” to the officer who arrested him and claimed police violated the law. Kreisch’s lawyer accused police of failing to read Kreisch his rights before questioning him, thereby violating his Fifth amendment right against self incrimination. “Accordingly, the defendant’s right to due process has been violated,” Kreisch’s attorney, W. Wade Thompson, wrote to the court. Thompson is asking the court to suppress

an “illegally” obtained test of Kreisch’s breath, and any related evidence. According to the police report of the shooting, Kreisch said he was cleaning his pistol when it went off, twice. The bullets hit an occupied home across the canal from Kreisch. The report states that Officer George Turner read Kreisch his rights. Kreish then said he “drank beer all day,” according to the report. That report was “written for the press, basically,” said Thompson. So are police lying? “It’s way more complex than that, man,” Thompson said. Thompson would not elaborate. He said he is not in a position to discuss the matter further. Longboat Key Police have recording devices attached to their uniforms, which

pick up their voices when their in-car videotape is activated. But this technology is usually only used for traffic stops, when the suspect is positioned in front of the camera, said Deputy Chief Martin Sharkey. A videotape was not logged into evidence after this arrest, so there is no record of Kreisch being read his rights. “We don’t normally do it on tape ... if Turner wrote it in there that he read him his rights, then I’m sure he did,” said Sharkey. The prosecuting attorney would not comment until he spoke to his supervisor, who was not available. A jury trial for Kreisch is scheduled for Oct. 7. On Aug. 14, a package from Kreisch arrived for “#6,” otherwise known as Capt. Steve CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A


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our TOWN will place a wreath at a table commemorating the fire, police, EMS and military personnel and civilians who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001. A bell-ringing ceremony will be followed by a minute of silence and the playing of taps. Members of the clergy, representing all churches and the synogogue on Longboat Key will also be a part of the ceremony. For other details, please call the chamber at 387-9519.

It didn’t take Jade, a 5month-old Shar-Pei, long to acclimate to the luxurious Longboat lifestyle. He was a visitor at the Longboat home of Kaye Loeb, who quipped, “Silks and satins are not too good for Jade.”

K9s who care The Longboat Key Animal Hospital is hosting a petwalk in Joan M. Durante Park, benefiting Search & Rescue Dogs. Registration for the K9s Who Care Petwalk begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Animal Hospital at 5530 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The walk in the park will follow. The cost is $5, with all proceeds benefiting Search & Rescue Dogs. Pet walkers will be offered a tour of the hospital, as well as refreshments and door prizes. It is recommended that all pets have current vaccinations. For more information, call 3838816.

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Kids score points Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce President Gail Loefgren has some pretty terrific kids. Loefgren’s daughter, Kristen, and her son, Michael, surprised her for her 60th birthday with tickets to the U.S. Open this weekend. And these are not just any ol’ tickets, they’re for seats in the Nike suite. Also included in the birthday present package were airfare and a hotel suite at the Doral Park Avenue. Loefgren’s kids gave her enough tickets so that she could even take some guests. So, she’s treating a high school and college friend, former tennis buddies, to her birthday trip to New York.

Wall of Famer here? About a month ago, rumors were flying around town about Academy Award winner Denzel Washington being in the area to film parts of his new movie “Out of Time.” However his location seemed undeterminable. Was he in Boca Grande? Sarasota? Longboat Key? Cortez Village? Tampa? No one was really sure. New reports say Washington was staying at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort here on Longboat Key. Although this information is unconfirmed at moment, perhaps we will know for sure when Dr. “Murf” Klauber puts up a picture with Washington on his “Wall of Fame” in the Colony Dining Room.

Reclaimed ruse To some residents, the town’s sewer project on the south end of the island smelled suspicious. “People say the town manager started the reclaimed water project without anyone’s approval,” said Public Works Director Juan Florensa. The town is not sneaking in reclaimed water lines, Florensa assured the residents. The work on the south end is for the rehabilitation of sewer lines. Florensa said the project is about halfway done and he expects work to be completed by the end of September, although the recent rains will not help.

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Commissioners hobnob in Boca Raton Five of the seven members of the Town Commission met with about 1,000 of their counterparts from around the state at a three-day Florida League of Cities conference in Boca Raton recently. “What I enjoyed most about it was the hobnobbing and politics,” said Commissioner Jim Patterson. The conference was held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, where weekend rates start at about $195 per night. The officials broke off into groups to discuss their assigned issues. For example, Patterson is on the Municipal Finance Committee. Money, or the lack thereof, was the main topic for Patterson’s bunch. “It’s just not there,” Patterson said. “Everyone in government is trying to figure out how to keep afloat without going down the tubes.” Commissioner Hal Lenobel is on the Criminal Justice Committee. “There isn’t a heck of a lot of criminal justice on Longboat Key,” said Lenobel. Nonetheless, Lenobel said some of the lectures he attended were very good. Commissioner Ron Johnson said he dealt with the question of whether to use “Florida Forever” funds for things other than acquiring land for preservation in his Environmental Committee. Johnson said he does not think the money should be spent on anything but land. There will be another Florida League of Cities conference in November.

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Island officials talk traffic BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Mayor John Redgrave called for cooperation from the cities of Anna Maria Island in dealing with traffic jams, at a meeting of the Barrier Island Elected Officials (BIEO) Aug. 21. Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney started the discussion by saying he had a bridge to sell Redgrave — a new bridge to Longboat Key. “We’ll be happy to have a bridge to the island ... you figure out how to get it here,” said Redgrave. Maloney asked what the problem is with building a bridge directly to Longboat Key. Redgrave said getting a bridge across Sarasota Bay to Longboat would involve destroying sea grass and other sensitive parts of the underwater environment. Environmentalists and others protested the bridge idea during a public meeting on the subject years ago, Redgrave explained. “If those (pro-environment) people were around a million years ago we’d be up to our necks in dinosaurs,” said Maloney. Redgrave said talking about a bridge is easy, but not helpful. “We’ve got to try to get a more practical solution,” he said. Maloney asked if the new fixed-span Ringling bridge will help ease traffic congestion. Somewhat, but St. Armands Circle will still be a problem, Redgrave said. Cars pulling in and out of the Circle slow traffic flow.

Sarasota to discuss downtown traffic BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

A debate about slowing traffic on U.S. 41 in Sarasota will begin Sept. 5. The city of Sarasota downtown master plan envisions a two-lane, 20-mph U.S. 41 on the bayfront, where there is a four-lane, 40-mph road now. “Obviously, the proposal would create traffic gridlock,” wrote Albert G. Moore, president of the John Ringling Boulevard Neighborhood Association, to his Longboat Key counterparts. But before the plan can be impleRedgrave said he hopes to get most of the parking off the Circle and into a nearby lot, which is often empty. Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie took the opportunity to commend his city’s “circle,” where cars cannot park. Redgrave did not concur, “It slows everybody down.” “Exactly,” said Chappie. Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Mollie Sandberg wondered what kind of solution Redgrave had in mind. “We’ve got to think totally out of the box,” said Redgrave. “We don’t know what else to do,” said Sandberg. Longboat Key Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough said one problem is that many people use Gulf of Mexico Drive as

mented, the city will hold a public workshop about “mobility.” The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Sarasota City Commission Chambers, 1565 First Street. All interested parties will have a chance to provide input as to this and other traffic issues in Sarasota. The goal is to identify areas where transportation can be improved in the city. More information is available at www.sarasotagov.com under the heading “city projects.” ❑ a throughway. The 45-mph speed limit on Gulf of Mexico Drive is the reason, Maloney suggested, because that speed makes the road a viable alternative to U.S. 41. Maloney joked that the islands could just make their roads all one way, heading south. “Then it’s Sarasota’s problem.” Sandberg asked whether traffic is really such a big problem for the area. Traffic gridlock only occurs for a small portion of the year, she pointed out: “Is this a kneejerk reaction?” Chappie said he learned how to deal with the seasonal traffic and just plans around it. Redgrave seemed to agree. He concluded: “If you really don’t like it here, you shouldn’t live here.” ❑

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Experienced sails-men BY LUSYA SULLIVAN Staff Writer

Cannons Marina, which was established in 1955 on Longboat Key, is celebrating 100 years of collective sales experience this year. Four salesmen of this familyowned business bring 100 years of service to the marina. Above are David Miller, left, owner, 39 years (although he has been there since he was 4); Jack Bergbom, manager and salesman, 21 years; Tom Tomao, service manager, 20 years; and Benny Parrish, manager and salesman, 20 years. Collective, in this case, refers to the employees working at Cannons Marina for all those years. “They’ve been right here,” said Miller. ❑

Town briefs Talking trash There will be no garbage or recycling collection on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. The alternate collection day for garbage and recycling will be Saturday, Aug. 31. Items should be at the curb by 7 a.m. Questions can be directed to the Public Works Department at 316-1988.

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Although he just officially became Longboat Key’s new postmaster Aug. 10, Curt Shadowens is already busy making changes. “I’m pretty much tearing the place apart,” said Shadowens. Already some storage areas are being remodeled and might include some shelves along the walls for additional open storage. Shadowens is looking at the facility itself. “I want it to look nice and clean,” Shadowens said, so the floor will be stripped and waxed. “It should look like polished shoes.”

The outside of the building and its grounds will get attention as well. “We’re going to clean up,” he said. “It’s Longboat Key after all. We want it to look nice.” Shell will replace the mixture of dirt and sand, which now surrounds the sign in front of the building. In some areas the dirt will be replaced with grass. Some grass will simply be cut. Trees will be trimmed and the palms have been already stripped of their old, brown leaves. The building will be pressured washed and the windows cleaned. Shadowens also wants to remove the stepping stones in the parking area.

When he first came here, he immediately noticed them and wants to create a “nice walk area,” so no one will trip on the stones, because they are not on the same level as the rest of the ground. Shadowens started out as a letter carrier in Sarasota 16 years ago and three years later was promoted to a supervisor. After two years in that position he became in superintendent in Nokomis, in 1991. By 1998 he was a manager of customer service in Venice. Being a postmaster means that no matter what happens, “ultimately, it’s my fault,” said Shadowens, who lives in Sarasota with his family. ❑

Longboat Key resident Dr. George Noble won election to the Solutions To Avoid Red Tide Board of Directors at a recent board meeting. Noble is an opthalmologist and president of the Cedars East Condominium Association. He is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key. “We are very pleased to have Dr. Noble on our board. His medical background complements our other members,” said Jeremy Whatmough, president and CEO of S.T.A.R.T. “We look forward to working with him and to the resources he will provide us.”

Harris to be published U.S. House of Representatives candidate Katherine Harris is the author of a new book, “Center of the Storm,” about the 2000 election, according to the Associated Press. The book chronicles Harris’ experience as secretary of state during the recount controversy between President George W. Bush and Democratic candidate Al Gore. In it, she explains her reasoning and called the election a “no-win” situation, according to the AP. The 289-page book is due out in October, just before this year’s election.

Agenda There is a negotiation session between the town and the police union scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at the Police Department, 5460 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The two sides will try to reach an agreement for a contract. — Shay Sullivan


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A common thing,” he said. There is an alternative. State law also allows condos to meet requirements by shoring up units with other methods, such as fire doors. Then, sprinklers are only required in common areas. It will be up to the town whether to require sprinklers, or allow older condos to make alternative upgrades. “I’m still open minded on that,” said Fire Inspector Carroll Mooneyhan, who is handling the matter for the fire department. Depending on the town’s choice, the new requirement will either be a “miserable task” or a relatively painless process, advised Russ Johansen, property manager of one of the affected condos, the Islander Club. Fowler said he believes the choice between sprinklers and modifications will be a “six and half dozen” issue, with comparable costs. Jim Pociask, manager of Sea Gate Club, said his association board plans to fully comply with the law by retrofitting all the units with sprinklers,

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condos, he said. This could be dangerous in a fire. “Whatever you need in water capacity, we can provide it,” said Von Hahmann. Water capacity is not the problem, water pressure is, St. Denis said. The size of the pipes leading to Longboat Key, which is at the tail end of Manatee’s water system, are limited, he explained. “We’re on an 11-mile long, dead-end line.” “Do we have any kind of plan that’s going to improve that?” asked Redgrave. Manatee County does have a “master upgrade plan” for the islands, Von Hahmann said. One improvement coming soon is a new pumping station that will serve to boost pressure on the islands. Halas explained how the town has a plan to install new fire hydrants. Town records show there are six proposed fire hydrants, for a total of 31 locations where a hydrant is needed. The officials decided to discuss the water issue in more detail at the next BIEO meeting in September, when Manatee County Administrator Ernie Padgett will be available to answer questions. ❑

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Sen. Bill Nelson addresses islands BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson made a stop in Holmes Beach to take questions from officials and residents of the area islands Aug. 26. Most members of the audience asked Nelson about war, but domestic issues such as health care and beach renourishment also arose. The first woman to speak broke into tears and said she is afraid of America going to war with Iraq. Nelson said he is Sen. Bill Nelson not yet sure that there is a reason to invade Iraq, though he could be swayed in “a New York minute,” because he is convinced Saddam Hussein is a brutal dictator. If there is evidence that Hussein plans to use nuclear, or other large scale weapons, then America should act, Nelson said. But macho talk about an attack does not help, he said, it only gives Hussein a chance to say, “See, the great Satan is just trying to pick on us.” Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore asked what happened to Osama bin Laden. Nelson said bin Laden slipped away during fighting in Afghanistan, “Where is he? I think he’s somewhere in Pakistan.” A man in the audience asked Nelson how the country will become less dependent on oil, when the president is an “oil man.”

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Nelson said when he was in space shuttle, he saw how hydrogen could be used for fuel. The byproduct was water, which the astronauts drank, he said. But that process is too expensive for consumers currently. The cost could come down if the country treated fuel efficiency like reaching the moon, or the Manhattan Project, Nelson said. But there will not be enough votes to do so until there is an energy crisis, he predicted. Asked who America’s allies are at this point, Nelson made a point of repeatedly saying that Saudi Arabia often says one thing in private, and another in public. Nelson said countries will ally with America if it is in their self interest to do so. On the subject of Cuba, Nelson compared Fidel Castro with Hussein. “He’s a dictator,” Nelson said. But there are signs of improvement in Cuba, Nelson said. As to whether there will be a prescription benefit added to Medicare, Nelson said the measure has 52 votes in the Senate. But it takes 60 votes to bust a filibuster, he said. Whitmore asked whether federal funding for beach renourishment will be eliminated. “Beach renourishment is not a favorite project of the White House,” Nelson said. Nelson said he is constantly fighting to bring home funding for Florida beaches. But the Senate’s proposals must also survive in the House of Representatives and the president’s pen, he said. With that, Nelson concluded. No Longboat Key officials attended the meeting. ❑

The Longboat Library has a new connection to the Sarasota County Library System.

New library service offered BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

The Longboat Library has partnered with the Sarasota County Library System to offer books more conveniently to Longboat Key residents. In the past, Longboat Key residents with a Sarasota County library card could reserve books and pick them up or drop them off once a week via the county’s bookmobile. But resident Al Green expressed frustration at the limited availability of the bookmobile, which is on Bay Isles Road from 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays. Green suggested the county install a checkout machine in the Longboat Library, so residents could pick up books all week long, without making the trip to Sarasota. But the machine is costly, and complicated to use. “We didn’t want to put the volunteers at the Longboat Library in the position of having to handle a lot of problems,” said the general manager of the county’s libraries, Nancy Pike. So library officials reached a cheaper compro-

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Does anyone stand for freedom? Maybe it’s because we’re still emotionally spent from the presidential election of 2000. Or maybe it’s the weight of all the burdens of the past 12 months — 9/11, War on Terrorism, anthrax, Daniel Pearl, Israeli-Palestinian carnage, homosexual priests, child kidnappings, stock market crash, recession, corporate crooks. But this year’s crop of political candidates — at almost every level — is remarkably uninspiring and, frankly, enough to put anyone in a blue funk. Perhaps the poll workers will hand out nose clips at the polls for the Sept. 10 primary elections; the smell of stale, hackneyed ideas is so overwhelming. Just once it would be refreshing to hear a mainstream candidate actually mutter the words: “I stand for less taxation and more freedom.” Instead, we have the biennial contest of who is going to make the government the most omnipotent; who will promise to hand us the most government freebies. Let’s start at the top, with Bill McBride, Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate and chum of the teachers’ union machine. Lawyer McBride says he’s got a plan for education: reduce class sizes and raise teacher pay. Now there are a couple of path-breaking ideas. The first year, McBride says, his education plan will cost only $1 billion — $600 million of which he’ll get from new taxes; $230 million from budget savings and stopping legislative turkeys; and $200 million more by “reallocating” state spending (i.e. taking from one group and giving it to another). Meanwhile, Janet Reno, the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial frontrunner in the polls, is going to solve a different problem — the lack of health insurance. She’s going to expand the state health insurance entitlement to Florida children by lowering the income threshold for families to qualify. If you’re a family of four that makes $54,000 or less, you’ll get free or heavily subsidized health insurance. Reno is also going to expand Medicaid eligibility for working adults and expand the amount of state funding to the medically poor. All of this will cost Floridians only an additional $350 million a year in taxes, she says. But Reno is going to get all of that money, not by new taxes, but by cutting waste, fraud and abuse in Medicaid. Hold the presses. There’s another creative idea. And how about that crew vying for the Democratic nomination to the 13th District congressional seat? There’s a classic bunch of tax-and-spend noodleheads. Here’s all you need to know about Candice Brown-McElyea, Charles McKenzie and Jan Schneider, God bless their earnest souls. At a candidates’ forum, these Democratic nominee hopefuls said they support universal health care; a prescription drug entitlement for the elderly; resuming relations with Cuba (which means making nice to Cuba’s serial murderer, Castro); and cutting the military budget. They all oppose tax cuts. Thanks to one other candidate in that race, union egalitarian Patrick J. Feheley, the focus of this primary race actually has been an issue that outweighs all of Washington’s weighty concerns: whether that hyphen in McElyea-Brown’s name should be allowed on the ballot. • Close to the absurdity of that is the lawsuit on the Republican side of District 13 congressional race. Former TV news reader/anchor John Hill wants to win that race by booting frontrunner Katherine Harris off the ballot on a technicality. That pretty much tells voters all they need to know to size up Hill. Indeed, this race was over a year ago — when Harris decided to run. Campaigner that she is, Harris isn’t leaving anything to chance, though. Give her credit. She has been on nearly every stump and at nearly every rally. And in case you missed her at one of those events, surely you received the Harris brochure. Last weekend voters in the 13th congressional district were privileged to receive from the Friends of Katherine Harris a six-page glossy brochure that is a testament to the clichés all politicians have become. Entitled “Grace & Courage, Our Katherine Harris (italics added),” the brochure features Harris gracing the cover decked out and coiffed in her most striking black-dress, Jackie Kennedy pose, pearls and all. It is a masterful piece of propaganda, tracing Harris’ life in strategically chosen pictures and quotes that no aspiring candidate could ever match. There’s little Harris in the family portrait; little Harris

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Harris for Congress Despite lamenting the lack of inspiring candidates in many of the upcoming primary races, this week and next The Longboat Observer will recommend candidates for selective offices. Our recommendations in most cases favor those candidates whose positions are most closely aligned with limiting government, reducing taxation and defending and expanding freedom. While we recommend no Democrats for office this year, we nevertheless include below a few noteworthy observations and comments to consider before Democratic Party voters go to the polls Sept. 10: U.S. Congress, District 13 — Republican Party: Katherine Harris. Despite all the criticism, ours included, no one can deny that Harris will represent her district and her constituents well, that she is well-versed in public policy, that she will know how to work her way through the halls and political chicanery of Washington, D.C. Harris enjoys political life and has made it her career. So far, that’s OK. For, while love of politics and public policy may drive many people crazy, give her this: Harris will work hard for her constituents and hard for her country. More important, she doesn’t forget for whom she works. U.S. Congress, District 13 — Democratic Party: Punt. Governor — Democratic Party: Tough call. The ideas of lawyer Bill McBride and former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno are the same: expand government spending. McBride has more energy and is more media polished than Reno. But don’t be fooled. Look into McBride’s track record as head of Holland & Knight, Florida’s largest law firm. There’s dissension; profits were weak. Reno was outstanding when she was Dade County’s state attorney in the 1980s. Her integrity there propelled her to national prominence and respect.

with the Shirley Temple twinkle and smile; Harris working with a young Hispanic boy in a classroom; Harris posing with George W. and Jeb Bush; Harris and husband Anders (“members of Calvary Chapel,” it says); Harris shaking hands with elderly women; Harris draped in a flag next to two soldiers; and Harris face to face with a cuddly leopard or cougar or some kind of big cat, obviously signifying that, yes, Harris loves the environment too. Congressman Dan Miller tells readers he’s impressed with her degree from Harvard. A Sarasota County teacher says Harris supports education. Popular Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells tells us Harris is a great public servant. And the head of a firefighter and paramedic union tells us Harris is a defender of working men and women. And like all good political brochures, this one tells us Harris is going to do so many wonderful things for us — lower taxes; build a stronger economy; keep that nasty offshore drilling away from us; “bolster” Social Security and Medicare; provide us with prescription drugs; and, last but not least, the brochure tells us, education is so important to Harris that “no child should ever be left behind.” The only thing missing was a photo of an apple pie. And on down the ballot it goes — candidate after candidate promising more of the status quo, promising to continue expanding all of the entitlement programs that for 60 years have carved away Americans’ freedom and property rights and bloated the reach of government into our lives from cradle to grave. And we wonder why we are in decline. But if you want to get elected, you must tell the voters what they want to hear — how you’re going to make government provide for them. Forget about having a serious debate over the allocation of tax dollars. Tell a state politician that Florida allocates 36 cents of every $1 to social service entitlements, 28 cents to education, 12 cents to gen-

Unfortunately, she made one mistake, accepting a position in the Clinton administration. Were it not for that, she would easily be the Democratic Party’s successor to the late Lawton Chiles. Attorney general — Republican Party: You can’t go wrong with any of the three candidates. Charlie Crist is a career politician who has jumped from state Senate to education commissioner, earning him criticisms as an opportunist. But Crist, a former aide to retired Sen. Connie Mack, is truly one of Florida’s most dedicated public servants. He knows what customer service means. The rap on Crist is his lack of legal experience. But face it, how many cases did Bob Butterworth argue? That’s why the attorney general’s office has lots of other lawyers. Locke Burt, a lawyer and insurance executive from Ormond Beach, is a veteran of Tallahassee, where he was also a state senator and majority leader. Insiders like him for his statehouse legislative and leadership experience. The third Republican, Tom Warner, currently is Florida’s solicitor general. He, too, is a former legislator. Watch for name recognition and Republican loyalty to carry Crist. Attorney general — Democratic Party: Of the three candidates on the ballot, Dyer has the track record that makes him the most likely victor — he’s a former state senator from Kissimmee and Senate minority leader. Agriculture commissioner — Democratic Party: Tough call for Democrats. Mary Barley, outspoken environmentalist and former head of Save Our Everglades, is campaigning most aggressively of the three running for the nomination. Her opponents are a Dade County middle school teacher who takes the admirable position of “quit complaining about the system, get involved and do something about it. That’s David Nelson. The third candidate is a veterinarian, Andrew Michaud of Maitland (near Orlando). Republicans are pulling for Nelson or Michaud, neither of which has the resources to run a statewide campaign.

eral government, seven cents to criminal justice and jails, seven cents to capital expenses and the rest (10 cents) to roads, the environment and debt service. Then ask him whether he’s willing to cut money in one area to boost another, or should we just raise taxes? Here’s the answer: We don’t need to do either, says state Senate candidate Mark Flanagan. All we need to do is — guess what — cut waste and abuse. Even on the local level, the political impetus is to continue following the policies we’ve been following for decades. The county commission candidates in Manatee want “managed” and “controlled” growth; more power over your property. They want tax dollars to purchase land for preservation. And then, they want programs to force builders to build “affordable” housing, ignoring the fact they are campaigning for policies that continue to drive the cost of housing out of reach. Meanwhile, the school board candidates all want to preserve the system — even though the average high school graduate can’t seem to write a grammatically correct sentence or figure out a percentage. Just ask employers these days about the skills of the people walking through their doors. The answer? The candidates say schools need more money. All of this is tiring … and old. And it makes you wonder: Where are the statesmen who will take the political road least traveled? Where are the leaders who will, at least, restore our freedoms … and perhaps campaign to expand them? Where are the candidates who stand for the government of Madison and Jefferson — the government that governs least and the government that, according to Madison, places the highest priority on individual liberty, justice and private property? Just once it would be refreshing to hear: “I stand for freedom.”


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OPINION

My View

Stay here, play here and enjoy here BY CATHERINE JOHNSON Guest Writer

By now I’m sure everyone is aware that the town of Longboat Key, through the P&Z board and Truitt Consulting, has been working diligently trying to find the best use for some of the older commercial properties to serve the community as a whole. There have been the usual negative rumblings from concerned activist citizens, who usually write the letters creating controversy for no good reason, which eventually forces everyone to take sides, instead of letting the board members and other officials do their job. A prime example of this was when Publix first indicated its desire to come on the island. There were those creating those negative vibes that we might attract shoppers from the mainland and that the bakery was going to cause terrible odors. I love the smell of fresh baked bread. So now after all that, what do we have: A beautiful, well-received supermarket that provides positive goods and services to this community. A columnist for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, who is also a local resident, wrote recently about the comparison of the downtown decay of Saginaw, Mich., to Longboat Key. One can look at almost any northern city and realize that back in the ’40s, ’50s, and even ’60s, the growth of cities moved outward to the suburbs, abandoning the downtown urban areas, and creating shopping centers which eventually killed off the big downtown business as the writer suggested.

I fail to see this urban decay comparison applies to Longboat Key. Those of us lucky enough to live here on our unique island paradise should appreciate what we have. Because we live here and expect merchants and other commercial entities to take the risk of providing those goods and services for our convenience, we may have to pay during season (January through March), but they must struggle through the lean months to make it back to season again. There are no millionaires being made here. Instead of going to Sams or BJ’s to buy large quantities of food, wine, soda, beer, etc., why not stay here and support your local merchants. Remember, we live on a unique island paradise and if it costs a buck or two more, so be it. If Publix has some items priced higher than Winn Dixie or Albertson’s, so what? Look at the convenience the store provides, saving you the trip into either Sarasota or Bradenton. We don’t always like to go to the same restaurant when we have the occasion to go out to dinner, however, there are certainly enough struggling restaurants right here on the Key to satisfy your various dining moods. Let’s look further: The two local gas stations offer the lowest grade gas at about 8 cents per gallon more than the mainland. For a 20-gallon tank that works out to about $1.60 more out of pocket, but making that drive into town for the cheaper gas uses up about half that savings. It’s another example of the cost of living on this beautiful island paradise. Isn’t the convenience worth it? I think it is,

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because once again it reduces the traffic that we all complain about. How about the two Longboat Key video stores, which I’m sure can provide the needs of everyone here on the island. Yet there are those who will drive all the way into Sarasota or Bradenton to patronize a Blockbuster or Albertson’s for the same movies. Once again the convenience is worth it! Prescriptions and drug items are also provided by two stores, the Eckerd at the Avenue of the Flowers and the new Medicine Shoppe located in the Centre Shops. They both can provide the prescriptions and other items through your insurance provider. Where is the need to go to the other larger chains where you are just a number? Remain on the island. Hairdressers and barbers are scattered around the island conveniently enough so one can find one without having to go off the Key. There are two liquor stores, one at the Avenue of the Flowers and one at Whitney Beach. Prices are competitive with some of the out-of-town stores and the food chains that sell liquor, yet there are some who would rather make a 60-mile round trip to save a dollar or two. Once again, it is a very small additional price to live on this paradise. My message: Stay here, play here, and enjoy here, and in doing so, you will support your local merchants.

a member of Congress? Hill believes that he would better serve the Republican party than Katherine Harris? Hill thinks that he is trying to protect Republican voters?

Dear Editor: I know that the byline read: By Shay Sullivan, City Editor, but your recent lead story titled, Reclaimed retainer negotiated, really seems to have been penned by Franz Kafka. And I feel that I am Josef K. when these types of stories flash before my eyes on my computer each Wednesday morning. Your Web site is a joy. But it does manage to spoil my breakfast! And now there is a new attorney lining up, wanting to be involved early on, so

that we can be safely navigated through the both vague and likely to change IRS rules. Can the taxpayers please instigate a spending hiatus on outside consultants with respect to reclaimed water, unless and until there is a solid commitment for said reclaimed water? This was the town’s sacred promise to us. After all, the money saved might be better committed to renting rowboats in case the deluge continues. Anyone want to buy reclaimed water this week? Each seven days we would be committed to paying Sarasota for 17,500,000 gallons of reclaimed water, and flushing it out into the Gulf — that is, if we able to get a permit for discharging same. Bradford Saivetz Longboat Key

REMEMBERING 9-11 Sept. 11, 2001 — an unforgettable day for the world, the nation and Longboat Key. Longboat Key residents found themselves in the thick of one of the nation’s most devastating events. Where were you when the events of this day unfolded? Tell us your story and send us your pictures for a special memorial edition of The Longboat Observer, Sept. 12, 2002. Mail your memories to The Longboat Observer, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228; e-mail to news@longboatobserver.com; or fax to 1-941383-7193 by Sept. 4. Photo by Paul Berriff


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OPINION

If you were the judge

Is swearing at a cop a criminal offense? Remember as a youngster when the answer to a harsh name-calling contest ended with the sing-song expression: “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me”? There still may be much truth to that utterance but in today’s litigious world, such a remark may lead to the courtroom. The foregoing, of course, does not refer to language of a defamatory nature when false and “published” (observed by third party). In those instances, the legal tribunal is an appropriate forum. Here the question is whether abusive remarks directed at a police officer should result in a criminal offense. “A police-

man’s lot is not a happy one,” proclaims William Gilbert of the Gilbert and Sullivan firm. That is particularly so when the verbal barrage at the cop (chief of police acronym) contains profanity. When such an occasion occurs, has a crime been committed? Here are relative cases. In Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, Amy Johnson, 27, and her male companion, Gregory Lagrosa, were walking in a parking lot. Suddenly, Police Officer Frances Keyes, sped through the crosswalk in her vehicle. Startled, Johnson called the officer an “ ... hole.” A confrontation erupted. As a result, Johnson was arrested for

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2:48 p.m. — 2000 block GMD. Traffic accident. Subjects backed into each other in parking lot. 5:12 p.m. — 600 block Norton Street. Property damage. Police noticed deep ruts in lawn, caused by garbage truck forced to go on lawn to avoid town crew working in road. 10:10 p.m. — St. Armands Circle. Assist. Police found teen couple was not missing, as reported by parents. The couple had walked home after arguing with parents. 11:54 p.m. — 6400 block Gulfside Road. Code enforcement. No one was home at a place where lights were too bright for turtles. Police tried to unscrew lights, but found they were too hot.

11:17 a.m. — 2100 block GMD. Property lost. Subject’s friends left a float outside in a storm. Later, subject learned float was gone. Subject “feels that there is some foul play on the missing float.” 1 p.m. — 5400 block GMD. Larceny. Someone took subject’s registration sticker from his license plate. Subject was promptly ticketed for expired license plate by Sarasota police. 3:26 p.m. — 1000 block Longboat Club Road. Fire. A tar trailer caught fire and was extinguished. 4 p.m. — 5500 block GMD. Abandoned boat. Police notified state authorities of a boat lying on its side atop a sandbar. 4:35 p.m. — 5700 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject had to swerve to avoid oncoming Mustang. Driver of Mustang apologized and said she was trying to make a left turn, then changed her mind. 10:04 p.m. — St. Armands. Traffic violation. Police noticed car with headlights “out of adjustment” and half a taillight broken. Police pursued driver and determined he was speeding. Police attempted to pull over driver, but driver said, “Yeah, right,” and kept going. Police caught up to driver, a 20-year-old Longboat resident, who finally stopped. Police found subject talking on a cellular phone, smoking a cigarette and fastening his seatbelt. Subject, who smelled of marijuana, told officer he was out of his jurisdiction. Officer disagreed. Subject tried to run, unsuccessfully, and continued to struggle. When officer displayed his mace, subject calmed down. Police arrested subject, who said he had a gun, for obstructing officer and refusing to obey officer. No gun or marijuana found. 10:56 p.m. — 5400 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject cited for speeding 62 mph in 45 mph zone and passing in a no-pass zone.

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10:40 a.m. — GMD at Reclinata Drive. Traffic accident. Driver let two bicyclists pass and then entered road. Driver did not notice a third bike and hit it, causing minor injuries to bicyclist. 1:12 p.m. — Longboat Pass Bridge. Traffic accident. Subject did not see car ahead stopped for open bridge and hit it. Subject was in turn hit by the car behind him.

5:26 a.m. — 300 block North Shore Road. Code enforcement. Subjects warned for having alcohol at beach access. 7:39 a.m. — 4900 block GMD. Suspicious person. Police helped suspicious man on beach get to work on Lido and talked to him about “present day concerns.” 8:37 a.m. — 700 block Marbury Lane. Property damage. Subject hit truck while operating machinery and offered to pay for repairs. 6:57 p.m. — 4900 block GMD. Warrant. Police found homeless, deaf and mute man soliciting with a note that said he was hungry. He was cited for peddling and brought

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.

Aug. 16 10:46 a.m. — 400 block Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Harassing phone calls. Subject said he believes an exemployee is making harassing phone calls. 4:18 p.m. — 6000 block GMD. Traffic violation. Police leapt into action because “vehicle’s tag was tilted slightly to the left.” Police busted subject because he had his license suspended for not paying a late fee along with a fine.

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Aug. 19 7:44 a.m. — 800 block Spanish Drive. Fire. Smoke from an A/C unit drew firefighters, who shut it off.

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Cops’ Corner Scorecard Noises Construction Parties Strange Fireworks

Missing Items 9 6 4 0

Critters Barking dogs Dead turtles Injured birds Loose dogs Dog attack

5 1 0 14 3

High Crimes Burglaries Drug arrests Larceny Trespassing Vandalism Warrant arrests

14 14 25 18 15 13

Vehicular Occurrences Auto/bike accidents 7 Crashes 44 DUI 24 Fender benders 23 Hit and run 0 Traffic violations 103

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

6 1 2 10 18 1 2 1

Only on Longboat Jacuzzi near-drowning 1 Lost and found people 0 Beach nudity 0 Code violations 106 Personality conflict 34 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 year-todate. They are not the official number of calls handled by the police.

to jail on a warrant for criminal mischief. 11:14 p.m. — 300 block Northshore Road. Code enforcement. Subjects warned not to be on beach after hours.

Aug. 21 8:28 a.m. — 3700 block GMD. Property damage. Subject hit building with rental truck. 1:57 p.m. — 500 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject with obstructed tag let officer search his car. Officer found small bag of marijuana, which he kept for disposal.

Aug. 22 6:54 p.m. — 3500 block GMD. Suspicious circumstance. Subject found car window broken when she returned from beach. ❑

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Living thin, living young

Change your thinking, change your life Dear Sylvia, I know you agree with others who say that slow weight loss is the best way to go. But I’m planning two events this fall that simply will not allow me to go for the slow weight loss approach. I am celebrating my 40th wedding anniversary and then taking a three-week vacation to celebrate — and I want to look great. Plus, I just can’t stand how long it takes to lose weight the moderate way. What can I do? Impatient for Results Dear Impatient for Results, You are not alone in your strong desire to lose weight immediately. Your particular reasons may differ from other people’s, but it’s always part and parcel of the same package. When I finally get sufficiently disgusted with the way I look and feel about myself, I want the change to happen immediately — if not sooner. Regardless of the method you choose for this quick fix, it counts as a diet. As you may already know, I’m no fan of diets. For two years in fact, I hosted a radio program called “Diets are for Dummies.” Each week, someone would call in with a reason for wanting to lose weight immediately and I would have to tell him or her that while there are excellent reasons for slimming down and losing unhealthy pounds, there are good and bad ways to go about it. The “Living Thin” program I teach is devoted to finding an intelligent solution for a heavy problem. The problem, howev-

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er, is always about more than weight. Usually, this problem was one that had begun long ago and had been developing over a number of years. Excess weight was only part of the picture. The truth is, the problem — and the weight — won’t go away immediately. Here’s what’s wrong with diets (particularly the speedy ones): You go on a diet, then you go off the diet. What you’ll find is that you’ll regain your weight more easily than ever. When you severely restrict your calories, you are slowing down your metabolism. Then, when you return to your old eating habits, your body will refuse to join you. So now, even though you’re eating less, you’ll find yourself gaining more. That should tell you that, indeed, diets make you fat. Most people are overweight simply because they’ve been on too many diets. You also will become discouraged about the whole process — and rightfully so. Diets are destructive in so many ways. Today’s topic is all about a state of mind called LFT, which is short for low frustration tolerance. This term describes a certain way of thinking. Children are not at all accustomed to postponing gratification. They don’t have the perspective that time — and work — can make all the difference. It’s less cute when someone past the age of 5 insists he or she has to have what she wants immediately. LFT is attached to other thought processes that interfere with reaching a goal, which is why it differs from plain, ordinary frustration. While ordinary frustration means being troubled or upset, LFT is actually a form of laziness and resentment. One of those is the sickness of “I can’t stand it-itis.” You may have heard it in your own head: “I can’t stand having to wait for the scale to go down — so I give up.” Or: “My diet of choice will be to starve myself to get the process over with.” This is the beginning of a long train of intolerant thoughts. LFT makes people resentful; they want what they want on their own terms. The problem with these harsh thoughts is the emotional baggage they entail. For many people, these statements lead to stress. What’s even worse is that, often, those negative feelings lead to nibbling and noshing. It’s uncomfortable head-talk that leads to the comfort of overeating. Another characteristic of people who have LFT is often grandiosity. LFT comes with a sense of entitlement. Sherry was a woman who, several years ago, came to a “Living Thin” class

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MAGNIFICENT 3BR PENTHOUSE + den & library at The Residences of the RitzCarlton, Sarasota. 4,965 sq. ft. living area enveloped by 2 terraces, overlooking marina. A Sotheby's listing. $5,500,000. Suzan Cromwell, 388-4447 or 376-7766. #213040

LONGBOAT, LIDO & BIRD KEYS BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on 1 or more of the 4 lots in this estate. Located on 382'of New Pass with views of Longboat Key & Gulf. Prices from $400,000 to $7,500,000. Saint Cacchiotti & Gail Wittig, 383-7591 or 387-0533. #214222 BEACHFRONT DELIGHT Striking main residence plus charming cottage. This elevated home features many upgrades, elevator, Gulf front heated pool & sundeck on 100' of prime beach. $4,499,000. Saint Cacchiotti & Gail Wittig, 383-7591 or 387-0533. #223991 LUXURIOUSLY APPOINTED GULF FRONT Arlington unit in incomparable Water Club with much-coveted warm southwestern exposure. Worldclass clubhouse & fitness center. A Sotheby's listing. $3,299,900. Richard B. Perlman, 383-7591 or 228-8580. #214026 CHARMING MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE residence has been newly renovated. Offers wide water views, dock and lift. $1,995,000. Ann Martin, 388-4447 or 953-7717. #221486 DESIGNER PERFECTION Ninth floor condominium home on the beach with gorgeous Gulf & bay views. Over 3,000 sq. ft. of luxury & a multitude of extras. $1,895,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0800. #216261 GORGEOUS GULF VIEWS from this immaculate penthouse at Villa Di Lancia. Expansive terrace provides ultimate sunset views. Intimate complex with great amenities. $1,695,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0800. #224566 BAY ISLES HARBOR HOMESITE One lot from the point on the bay with 130 ft. of waterfront on deep sailboat water. Prestigious, gated waterfront enclave with beach access. $1,595,000. Jenifer Schwell, 388-4447 or 383-3209. #214537 THE UMBRELLA HOUSE Live in architecture as art in the work of modernist architect Paul Rudolph. Two-story, nine level home built in 1953 remains an icon of modern design. A Sotheby's listing. $1,200,000. Jenifer Schwell, 388-4447 or 383-3209. #222567 SPACIOUS COURTYARD HOME with lovely views of bay & golf course. Customized & decorated to perfection. Very private with gourmet kitchen, lush landscaping, pool, tennis & private beach. $1,095,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0800. #209747 UNIQUE POLYNESIAN-STYLE HOME. Escape to the ultimate island retreat. Accessible only by boat, this refuge features 3 separate pods. A Sotheby's listing. $950,000. Bobbie Banan, 388-4447 or 356-2659. #203863 LUXURIOUS PENTHOUSES at Tangerine Bay offer 2,900+/- sq. ft. of living space. Directly on bay with wide open views. $895,000. Craig and Steve Abbott, 383-7591 or 302-0686. #216393 BUILDER-DESIGNER'S PERSONAL HOME Key West custom 4BR on excellent sailboat canal & steps to fabulous beach. Spacious, open & bright with cozy interior. $775,000. John Zisman, 383-7591 or 504-2393. #221109 LIDO BEACH CLUB Wonderful Gulf and bay views from this large, split, 2BR unit. Sauna, pool, and exercise rooms. Next to the Ritz-Carlton Beach Club. $525,000. Karin Stephan, 383-7591 or 504-4435. #221949 BAY HARBOUR Spectacular unit overlooking bay & downtown with deepwater dockage, many updates & low dock fees. $335,000. Betty Knight and Pam Sweeney, 951-6660 or 350-4618. #224418 INN ON THE BEACH Direct beachfront club suite with private balcony overlooking pool & white, sandy beach. Excellent investment opportunity with revenue of $46,000 in 2000. $329,000. Saint Cacchiotti & Gail Wittig, 383-7591 or 387-0533. #212506 EXCELLENT BUILDING SITE short walk to beach & bay in quaint Longboat Key Village. Near Longboat Key Art Center, community boat ramp & pier. $219,900. John Zisman, 383-7591 or 504-2393. #212227 CHARMING WATERFRONT COMMUNITY. Furnished 2BR villa with boat dock available. $215,000. Barbara C. Dumbaugh, 388-4447 or 350-3743. #211912 LONGBOAT KEY - income producing efficiency. Enjoy your vacation in four-star luxury & collect income while you are away. Outstanding mgmt. & income. $209,000. Ann Martin, 388-4447 or 953-7717. #151385 SIESTA KEY YACHTING RETREAT ON NORTH SIESTA Lovely long bay views from every major room of this stunning, classically modern, 4BR suites home with high ceilings, coral stone fireplace & courtyard entry. $3,750,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #224010 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT-INSPIRED HOME on quiet cul-de-sac with vast water frontage. Fabulously expansive rooms open onto grand lanai with tropical landscaping. $1,900,000. Barbara C. Dumbaugh, 388-4447 or 350-3743. #206155 ESTATE SIZED LOT on Siesta Key with Lido & Big Pass views. Beauty surrounds you with wildlife & lovely sunsets. Design your dream home. $1,900,000. Alix Wexler and Paul Romley, 349-3444 or 346-8123. #223520 NEWER CONTEMPORARY HOME with fabulous architecture on North Siesta Key. Over 3,000 sq. ft. with heated pool on deep sailboat water. $1,795,000. Kim & Michael Ogilvie, 951-6660 or 923-0373. #210933 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Multi-unit property across street from beach. Gulf view from luxuriously appointed 3/4BR owner's unit with 3BR guesthouse. $1,390,000. Tonni Welch and Debbie Judge, 349-3444 or 544-3781. #224278 SIESTA KEY CANAL FRONT Three/4BR home designed for family living & entertaining. New gourmet kitchen with granite counters, heated pool & spa with sophisticated child protection alarm system. $899,900. Anna Kaminski, 388-4447 or 374-3200. #224477

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OAKS II, Two-story, majestic pool home on golf course. Five BRs, private spa/lanai, 3-car garage with porte-cochere & circular drive. $1,450,000. Charlotte Hedge, The Hedge Team, 951-6660 or 350-0100. #214907 UNMATCHED, DRAMATIC & EXHILARATING describes this incomparable home & property. Situated on over an acre in Laurel Oak Estates with over 5,100 sq. ft. under air plus 4-car garage. $1,279,000. Linda Driggs, 951-6660 or 922-1459. #221953 EXQUISITE HISTORIC GRAND VILLA ESTATE A piece of Sarasota's history. Extensively renovated by local architect. Mediterranean-style, beautifully landscaped and over 5,000 sq. ft. Reduced to $1,275,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #212762 WEST OF TRAIL KEY WEST-STYLE home of 4,500 sq. ft. boasts hardwood floors, game & media rooms, gourmet kitchen & tropical pool area. $845,000. Kim & Michael Ogilvie, 951-6660 or 923-0373. #219129 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. JOHN CANNON ALLORA III with Georgian exterior elevation. Features Corian, step crown moulding & custom cabinetry. Disappearing walls of glass open to pool & spa. $639,000. Phyllis Garfinkel, 951-6660 or 302-6400. #224581 UPGRADES ABOUND in this West of the Trail home. Stunning home, custom built in 2000, features charming courtyard entry, gallery lighting & European appliances. $449,000. Susan Mitchell, 951-6660. #218275 PRESTANCIA Outstanding, almost new, maintenance-free 3BR home with numerous upgrades, pool & 2-car garage. Wonderful views of lake & TPC golf course. $419,900. Dan Shanahan, 951-6660 or 356-5260. #217116 NEARLY NEW model perfect home in small gated community West of the Trail & close to everything. Beautifully appointed finishes & private lanai overlooking fabulous grounds. $399,000. Mary Ann Pipes, Jeff Granston and Patricia Landsberg, 383-7591 or 756-5234. #222328 ROYAL ST. ANDREW Three BR corner condominium located in a wellmaintained downtown bayfront building with sunset views overlooking the bay. $395,000. Michael Moulton, 383-7591 or 928-3559. #222270 POPULAR CLARIDGE MODEL with large, heated pool. Elegant foyer entry opens to spacious floor plan. Numerous upgrades including built-in shelves. $299,900. Hanrahan - Salmon Group, 383-7591 or 800-231-1280. #217518 MAINLAND WATERFRONT Meticulously maintained, 3BR custom home in private, tropical setting. Heated pool & private dock with access to bay. $299,000. Debra Pitell, 951-6660 or 355-7528. #224385 MAGNIFICENT WOODED LOT in splendid location near the bay in Oaks I. $275,000. Terri Derr & Ken Torrington, 383-7591 or 356-6694. #217796 ENJOY WONDERFUL BAY VIEWS Very tastefully furnished 1BR unit in new downtown building. Fitness center, meeting/gathering rooms & TV rooms available. $259,900. Joan Boltax, 388-4447 or 350-6390. #217719 GULF GATE EAST Tastefully updated home has neutral colors with decorator's touches throughout. New appliances, Mexican tile, manicured landscaping & park views. $239,900. Chad Roffers, 951-6660 or 376-0188. #224550 ENJOY LOVELY LAKE VIEWS from this light & bright 2BR condo in gated community of The Landings. Attractively decorated, turnkey furnished 1st floor unit. $227,500. Judy Greene, 349-3444 or 925-7757. #223491 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.

GLAMOUROUS WATERFRONT SHOWPLACE New 4BR pool home boasts a splendid kitchen, family room & sumptuous master suite. The home opens beautifully to sailboat water dock. $1,599,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #215721

CONTEMPORARY, SPACIOUS & SECLUDED 2-story St. Armands home with fantastic views. Gourmet kitchen, expansive pool area & boat dock. Offered furnished. $2,150,000. Derrick Bhayat, 388-4447 or 504-9785. #216389

CASEY KEY GULF TO BAY contemporary home with unsurpassed views. Glamour & style abound, including granite floors & countertops. Separate guesthouse, dock & wide, sandy beach. $3,500,000. Annette and Albert Ayers, 966-8000 or 966-6440. #216761 VENICE, ENGLEWOOD, ISLANDS SOUTH MANASOTA KEY Spectacular water views & access from one-acre lot with deeded beach easement. Tropical paradise surrounded by mature oaks & beautiful palms. Exclusive home plans available. $329,000. Terri Healey, 966-8000 or 320-0389. #217595 BRADENTON AND EAST COUNTY

EXQUISITE OAKS FAMILY HOME. Private, spacious, sophisticated 6BR home with office, family, dining & media rooms, & guest wing. Partially furnished. $1,050,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0800. #205722

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 RIVER POINTE COMMUNITY One owner home in great mainland boating community. Three BR split plan pool home with community boat dock, expert landscaping and koi pond. $209,900. Carolyn Collins, 951-6660 or 320-0722. #220682 SPECTACULAR COUNTRY ESTATE Saddle Creek over 17 acres. Privacy & seclusion among grand old oaks, perfect for animal lovers. Guest quarters and converted garage. $1,300,000. John T. McMahon, 951-6660 or 953-3393. #213061

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Hormone replacement therapy Last month, the National Institutes of Health canceled the Estrogen/Progestin or Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) component of its Women’s Health Initiative because data indicated that HRT actually increased the risk of some of the health problems it was supposed to prevent. The effect of the announcement was to communicate that HRT is risky and that point of view has received extensive news and feature coverage in virtually every medium, including this one. That’s good news because nearly 40% of postmenopausal women in this country use HRT and need information to make a decision about continuing. It’s also bad news because: 1. the information is sometimes confusing; 2. very little is said about some key, non-rational issues; and 3. the risk/benefit evaluation is just plain tough. This column will revisit the information, at least surface issues like vanity and sex appeal that don’t get talked about, lay out a decision-making process and let you know where I came out. One of the reasons the HRT decision is so tough is that it’s darn hard to get any help making it. The news stories without exception say, “Talk with your physician.” (This always makes me laugh — maybe reporters can get their doctors on the phone but it’s not easy for most of us.) My own gynecologist, Dr. Donna Goss of Sarasota, mailed a package of information to “all patients 40 years and older.” Her cover note: “I think each patient needs to evaluate her own situation, recognize the data, the risks, the con-

flicting study results and try to make her own decision ... If there were a definitive answer to this problem, we would certainly share this with you.” Wise words, albeit not a lot of help. Goss also shared the data as presented by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists “Statement on the Estrogen Plus Progestin Trial of The Women’s Health Initiative.” (July 9) Note that the increased breast cancer risk did not appear in the first four years of use. Risks for blood clots were greatest during the first two years. The reduced risk of colorectal cancer emerged after three years. The ACOG statement advises that “women who have been on the combined therapy for a number of years should not panic but discuss their individual situation with their physician.” What nobody talks about is the frightening image of the shriveled old crone, thinskinned and wrinkled, dry where and when she’d like to be moist, frail of bone and asexual of spirit. It’s not rational and HRT isn’t the only way around these problems. But consciously or not (more often not), most women are terribly threatened by this imagery. Especially in an American culture that equates youth with beauty. We cannot bear the thought of being near that creature, much less being that creature. There is no way to quantify these messy-but-oh-so-realfeelings, only an urgent need to be in touch with them and assure they receive appropriate consideration. What’s appropriate, of course, is another highly personal decision.

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Increases • Eight more will develop invasive breast cancer; • Seven more will have a heart attack or other coronary event; • Eight more will have a stroke; • Eight more will have blood clots in the lungs.

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breast and other cancers, and osteoporosis.) What alternative prophylaxes and treatments are available to address the health risks that most concern me? My personal decision tree looks like this. I started HRT many, many years after menopause specifically because the data indicated that was prophylactic for coronary artery disease as well as osteoporosis. My personal risk factors for both are high — my dad and mom, respectively. There are alternatives including weight bearing and cardiovascular exercise, and most of them are already part of my lifestyle. So I quit. Not without considerable trepidation, but I did it. I will add a cardiovascular evaluation to my regular physical and continue annual bone density measurement. If the medical profession changes its position on HRT based on future research, I can always change mine. To keep women up to date, the National Women’s Health Info Center has added a new feature to its Web site: “Hormone Replacement Therapy News” at www.4women.gov/hrt. It has many useful links to take you further. Good luck.

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Health Happenings On the Key CPR, AED, Fire Extinguisher Classes — are offered to residents, condos and businesses of Longboat Key by the Longboat Key Fire/Rescue. Free. Schedule, 316-1944. The Education Center — offers health and wellness programs at 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The new schedule brochures will be available for pick up Sept. 3. Details, 383-8811. ••••••• Alzheimer’s Association — monthly chapter-educational meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center, 5350 University Park, Sarasota. Details, 795-1900. Health-Care Reception and Discussion — with Arlene Sweeting, candidate for state representative, District 68, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Fogartville Café, 800 17th Ave. W., Bradenton. It is sponsored by Drs. Robert Koser, Austin Hill and Tom Washburn. RSVP, 747-2880. Blood Pressure Monitoring — will be provided by XL Care Agency Inc. from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Center for Healthy Aging. Free. Details, 556-3215. Orthopaedic Problems Screening in Children — (ages 1 month to 18 years old) will be held from 9 to 11 a.m.

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Health Fair — will be hosted by the Cortes Family Physicians, a family practice, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at 3924 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. It will include blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose checks. Details, 7461149. Pet First Aid Classes — are offered by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross from 6 to 10 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, at Southwest American Red Cross, Health and Safety Services, 2001 Cantu Court, Sarasota. Fee is $25. Pre-register, 379-9300, Ext. 242. Memory Screenings — are offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the Senior Friendship Center for Healthy Aging, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Free and confidential. Appointments, 917-7197. Diabetes Blood Glucose Screenings — sponsored by the Gulf Coast Diabetes Foundation, will be conducted from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the Center for Healthy Aging. Free. Details, 556-3215. “Food Exchange and Reading Food Labels” Class — will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Doctor’s Hospital Medical Building, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 200, Sarasota. Free. Details, 955-7557. Smoking Cessation Program — will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Medical Building, Sarasota. Fee is $55. Details, 1-800-848-2822. Weight Reduction Program — will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Medical Building, Sarasota. Fee is $55. Details, 1800-848-2822. Second SouthSide Health Fair — will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at SouthSide Athletic Club, 935 N. Beneva Road, No. 501, Sarasota. More than 20 booths will offer services and information, including topics like acupuncture, massage and heath insurance. Details, 953-5250. Diabetes Management — “Diabetes and Your Gastrointestinal System” will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Sarasota Memorial’s Diabetes Treatment Services, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail. RSVP, 917-7777. 2002 American Heart Walk — will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at Siesta Key Beach. Festivities begin at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Details, 927-4997. ❑

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Meet Sarasota Police Chief Candidates — at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Details, 954-4102. Public Forum — sponsored by The Greater Sarasoat Chamber of Commerce, will feature candidates for three of the five seats on the Sarasota County School Board from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 2896 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Free. Details, 955-2508, Ext. 236. Outdoor Craft and Flea Market — will be hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Post’s Ladies Auxiliary from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at 124 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Sharyn Fleming, 922-8952. Selichot Service — will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Temple Beth El, 2209 75th St. W., Bradenton. Details, 792-0870. “All-American Fun Day at the J” — The 14th annual Labor Day picnic and pool party will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at Flanzer Jewish Community Center, 582 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Activities will include tennis, basketball and face painting. Free admission. Details, 378-5568. “The Vote 2002” Schedule — pre-taped interviews with Suncoast candidates running in the Sept. 10th primary elections will air at 7:30 p.m. on ABC 40. Sept. 2: Sarasota County Charter Review Board and Judge, 12th Judicial Circuit, Group 005. Sept. 3: State Senator District 21, State Rep. District 67 and State Rep. District 69. Sept. 4: U.S.

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Florida House District 69 Republicans Primary Candidates — will appear on Dateline Sarasota, Comcast Channel 21, from 10 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. Viewers should call 371-2522 with questions during the broadcast. “Arrive With Five” — People For the American Way Foundation has launched a bus tour to energize voters for 2002 elections. It will visit Sarasota Tuesday, Sept. 3. The tour encourages voters to bring five other voters with them for the 2002 elections. For time and location, call 1-305-573-7329. “Issues and Answers” — with candidates for U.S. Representative 13th District will be hosted by The Community Relations Council of the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Beatrice Friedman Theater, Flanzer Jewish Community Center. Free. RSVP, 371-4546, Ext. 105. Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic — (no-cost and low-cost) will be held by the Animal Rescue Coalition Thursday, Sept. 5, at Animal Services, 5407 Pinkney Ave., Sarasota. Appointments, 957-1955. Tour of Cà d’Zan — will be sponsored by the Chi Omega Alumnae Association, SarasotaManatee, at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Ringling Museum of Art. Free for museum members and $12 for guests. RSVP with Phyllis, 741-8499. Whistle Stop Day — Arlene Sweeting, candidate for state representative, District 68, will participate in the event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Freedom Village Retirement Center. 6501 17th Ave. W., Bradenton. Details, 747-2880. Summer Photographic Exhibition — by the

sporting events Peli-Boat — Tours will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, and from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Cost ranges from $5.25 to $20. They depart from the Holiday Inn Marina in, Sarasota. Details, 388-4444. Little Manatee River State Park Hike — sponsored by the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31; $5. RSVP by Aug. 29, 747-7080. Quiet Water Kayak Trip — on Little Sarasota Bay, Point, will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Cost is $20 and $25. John, 966-7308. “Wake Up With The Wildlife” — The Crowley Museum & Nature Center will open at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Admission is $5 and $3. Details, 322-1000. Bradenton Reservoir Canoe/Kayak — sponsored by the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club, will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8; $5. RSVP by Sept. 5, 746-6563.

Lunch Bunch — lunch group meeting focusing 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. Sarasota Power Squadron — Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Forest Lakes Restaurant, 2401 Beneva Road, Sarasota. Details, 954-2375. Sarasota Jewish Singles — will meet for Happy Hour at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Silver Cricket, 1923 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Details, 955-9197. Under-50 Women’s Mah Jongg Group — meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center. Cost is $2. Audra Martin, 378-5569, Ext. 219. German American Club of Manatee County — will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Bayshore Gardens Recreation Center, 6919 26th St. W., Bradenton. Elvira, 761-3833.

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League of Women Voters of Sarasota County Inc. — a forum will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Selby Public Library. Details, 9219778. Manatee River Christian Women’s Club — will meet for a “Fall Arrangments” brunch at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at El Conquistador Country Club; $11. RSVP by Aug. 30, 795-2300. Sarasota Christian Women’s Club II — “Across the Sea” luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Michael’s On East; $14. RSVP, 927-8186, 9236817. Republican Women’s Club of Sarasota — will meet at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Michael’s On East. Program will feature candidates for U.S. representative, 13th district and candidates for State House representative No. 69. Cost is $15. RSVP before Sept. 3. Jay, 3788782; Mary, 371-8266. ❑

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WORSHIP

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Obituaries

God answers all prayers One of our members recently gave me an article by Keith Ward from the Wall Street Journal (Aug. 2), which asks questions about God answering the prayers of well-wishes. The case in point was concerning the coal miners outside of Pittsburgh, Pa. I have often heard it said: “I guess God just does not hear me when I pray. I just don’t seem to be able to get my prayers answered.” If we were to get behind these two statements, it might start to become clear just why our prayers often go “unanswered.” Harry Emerson Fosdick, the world-renowned former preacher at the Riverside Church in New York, has many insights into why are prayers seemingly go unanswered. First, he says that many of our prayers are unanswered because of the ignorance in our asking. Just because we are pious does not necessarily indicate wisdom. We see this when we pray for one-sided victories, such as in war, or, much more trivially, in winning a sporting event. It is a truism to understand that this type of prayer must be denied. It would be far more accurate to say that these prayers do not go unanswered, but that “no” is as real an answer as “yes,” and often far more kind. If we consider the narrowness of our vision and our inadequate skill in tracing the far-off consequences of our desires, we can see how little we know and how God must speak to us, as Jesus did to the ambitious woman in Matthew 20:22: “You know not what you ask.” If we acknowledge that if God granted the form of our petition in petitionary prayer, he would deny the substance of our desire. St. Augustine has related how his mother prayed that he not be allowed to set sail for Italy. She wanted him to become a Christian and feared that if he moved from her influence, he might become tempted by all of the distractions while in Italy. And even while she prayed fervently, her son set sail for Italy and was persuaded by Bishop Ambrose to become a Christian. This in the very place from which his mother’s prayers would have kept him. The form of her petition was denied; the substance of her desire was granted. Another reason why our prayers are supposedly not answered is that we continually try to make a prayer a substitute for intelligence and work. Often prayer is viewed as an easy way of “wishing” our way into a desired result rather than using our intelligence and work to think out solutions to our problems or desired goals. If life is to mean a form of development and progress, some things must be impossible until people think, no matter how hard they may pray. If a young boy asks his father to do his homework for him because he would rather watch TV, will the father do it? The father loves the son; he cannot do the work, but he must refuse for the boy’s sake, not for his. The son’s prayer must never be made a substitute for his own effort. The father, as a help to his

son, might encourage him, try to stand by him and see him through his efforts, but the father must not do for the son what the boy can possibly do for himself. Thinking, working and praying are the three ways humankind cooperates with God. Not one of these three things can take the place of the other. When our petitions cross over into the areas where results must be achieved, not by asking, but by working and thinking, the prayers cannot be answered. Finally, the last reason our prayers may seem to go unanswered is because we are not ready to receive the answer we are given. The trouble is not with the request necessarily but those who offer it. There are really not just two responses to a prayer — yes and no — but God may answer with “wait.” For nearly 2,000 years the church has been praying “that they may all be one.” God’s answer to this has been to wait. Some things God cannot give until we have prepared and proved ourselves ready to be able to adequately and correctly receive the answer. Therefore, let us be reminded that God answers all prayers. It just might be that we are unready or unable to accept the answer we are given. Dr. Susan Fryback is director of program ministries at Longboat Island Chapel. ❑

by Dr. Susan FRYBACK

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. 383-1255. 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. 383-6491.

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Harry Meyer Ihlenburg Harry Meyer Ihlenburg, 96, of Sarasota, died Aug. 17. He was born Dec. 11, 1905, in New York and came to Sarasota in 1958 from Stony Brook, N.Y. He retired as a mechanical engineer and was an artist and a musician. He graduated from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of the Sciences and the Arts in New York. He was a Protestant. His survivors include his daughter, Ruth A. Young of Longboat Key; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cooper Union for the Advancement of the Sciences and the Arts, Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003-7120.

Temple readies for high holidays Temple Beth of Israel will hold the Selichot Service at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. It will be preceded by a social hour at 9:15 p.m. in the Temple Social Hall. Selichot, which means forgiveness, is the preparation service for the holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It will be conducted by Rabbi Michael Eisenstat, assisted by Joseph Spinella and the Temple Beth Israel Choir. Temple members are encouraged to bring a friend. For more information, call the temple at 383-3428. Visit our website: www.islandchapel.com

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Mary Elizabeth O’Rourke Mary Elizabeth O’Rourke, formerly of Longboat Key, died Aug. 17. She was born Jan. 22, 1911, in McAdoo, Pa. She moved to Longboat Key in 1972, where she lived until she moved to Englewood three years ago. She retired from New York Telephone Company after 40 years. She was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Englewood. Her survivors include a sister, Josephine Smith of Bradenton; her daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and Donald Murphy of Englewood; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Her son, Ronald, preceded her in death. There will be no services.

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Lillian S. Risso Lillian S. Risso, 79, of Longboat Key, died Aug. 15. She was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Wallingford, Conn. She came here 26 years ago from Birmingham, Mich. She was a homemaker. She was a Braillest for many years with the Sarasota Braille Society. She was a volunteer in the children’s room at Selby Public Library. She was a Protestant. Her survivors include her husband of 61 years, William L.; a daughter, Patricia A. of Albuquerque, N.M.; a son, William L. Jr. of Rockville, Md.; a brother, William Simon of Wallingford; and a granddaughter. No visitation or local services are planned. Services and burial were in Wallingford. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, was in charge. Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Medical Center, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.

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Joseph James Koshire Joseph James Koshire, 88, of Longboat Key, died Aug. 12. He was born March 22, 1914, in Durango, Colo., and came here 29 years ago from Arlington, Va. He was a personnel officer with the Department of the Army in Washington, D.C., for 28 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Longboat Key Club and the Retired Officers Club. He was Catholic. His survivors include his wife of 48 years, Doris; a son and his wife, Larry J. and Luanne of Rochester, Minn.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. The entombment was held in Sarasota Memorial Park. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota, was in charge of the funeral arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.


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GULF FRONT MOTEL $1,995,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Gulf-front investment opportunity! P & L statements available, or consider this as a building opportunity. MLS#219260 B. MYER/C. LOEFFLER 941-383-6411 218252

BAY ISLES $1,299,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View On deep water canal overlooking Cranes Bayou. Open floor plan with water views from all rooms, vaulted ceiling, granite kitchen, five & a half marble baths, three bedrooms. MLS#218252 LINDA & EMMETT WEBER 941-383-6411

EMERALD POINTE $700,000 New Construction behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club. Three bedroom villa with views of lake/Golf course, private swimming pool/spa, two-car garage, neutral colors throughtout, many upgrades. MLS#215226 MAGGIE HICKS 941-383-6411

SAPPHIRE SHORES $699,000 Views of Bay. Two fireplaces, Jacuzzi, completely renovated in 2002, built-in cabinets, Saturnia marble floors, tropical landscape, gourmet kitchen. Stainless steel appliances. MLS#219010 ELLEN ORLOP 941-388-3966

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GRAND BAY $599,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Direct bayfront luxury at Grand Bay with unobstructed, gorgeous views. This condominium is beautifully designer decorated, has a wrap terrace and two parking spaces. MLS#217236 HANNERLE MOORE 941-383-6411

Bird/Lido Key LIDO $5,985,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Almost two acres - direct Gulf front land with approved plans for a single family home! The most exquisite Gulf-front site in Sarasota surrounded by million plus dollar homes! MLS#216004 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411 LIDO BEACH $1,250,000 Two bedroom, three bath waterfront home. Spacious lot and a half on wide canal. Walk across the street to the beach. Add on or update. LO#211788 CONNIE BELMONT 941-924-9000 LIDO BEACH $879,000 Four 2 bedroom, 2 bath units one block from Lido Beach and near St. Armands Circle shopping district. Units have been redone. Tropical landscaping and room for pool. Bring offers! LO#222828 STEVEN C. KEPECZ 941-924-9000 ST ARMANDS TOWERS $649,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View What an incredible view from this 12th floor unit. You see sunsets, the Gulf, the Bay, St. Armands and Longboat Key. Open 40' balcony with access from living areas as well. MLS#215705 TAMMY GARNER 941-388-3966 ST. ARMANDS TOWERS NORTH $429,000 Directly across from beautiful Lido Beach & one block to St. Armands Circle. Spacious 2BR, TKF unit in highly desirable condo! Entire unit has been totally & beautifully updated. MLS#223614 KATHIE SRUR 941-388-3966

Longboat Key L'AMBIANCE $6,895,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View The most extraordinary penthouse on Longboat Key! Magnificent L'Ambiance residence with custom features throughout, unique furnishings spacious terraces, incredible Gulf & City views. MLS#222097 ROGER PETTINGELL 941-383-6411 EN PROVENCE $4,190,000 An enchanting paradise reflecting romance of the French Mediterranean. An intimate villa in Longboat's most exclusive residental creation. Complete with private swimming pool. MLS#220795 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-383-6411 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $2,700,000 Five bedroom, four bath single family waterfront home. Custom designed bathrooms & gourmet kitchen. Waterfront canal leading to Sarasota Bay. LO#216378 MARK HILL 941-924-9000 SLEEPY LAGOON $2,695,000 Direct gulf front! Beautiful tropical landscaping. Four bedrooms, three baths with a 20 x 40 swimming pool. Great for casual beach-front living or for building your dream home. MLS#210404 MARTY BENSON 941-383-6411

BEACH PLACE $539,000 Reflecting your love of style. Entertain smartly! Inspired two bedroom, two bath condo. Excellent unit boasting a community swimming pool, foyer. Spacious open-plan. Simply superb! MLS#223223 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-383-6411

BAY ISLES $2,675,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Completely renovated boater's dream home in most prestigious section in Longboat Key.150 feet of sea wall with space for three boats and two jet ski hoists. Outstanding new landscaping MLS#219109 MICHAEL GRANSTON 941-383-6411 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $1,499,000 Lot with full Bay views! Sailboat water for almost any size boat up to 90'. Fantastic lot at a fantastic price! MLS#215906 JUDY KEPECZ-HAYS 941-383-6411 WATER CLUB $1,399,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Beautiful Cambridge residence in the first Water Club building. Sunset gulf views as well as views over Sarasota Bay. Sixth floor height means ten foot ceilings. Tastefully finished. MLS#217463 ROGER PETTINGELL 941-383-6411 GRAND BAY $999,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Five buildings located on the Bayside of Longboat Key. Complex has all the amenities, tennis, fitness, heated pool and beach club. Several units from $899,000 - $3,600,000. MLS#216036 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-383-6411 LONGBOAT KEY $997,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Forever south views over two lakes from this beautiful four bedroom maintenance free home. Spectacular home theatre, finest cabinetry and built-ins, tiled floors, granite countertops. MLS#211577 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-383-6411 ANNA MARIA ISLAND $995,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Best location in Bay Palms. Direct Bay front with panoramic water views. Huge lot, approximately 150' by 140'. Nice screened pool area and deck. Great yard, well-maintained older home. MLS#216685 GABE BUKY 941-383-6411 LONGBOAT KEY $975,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Capture sunrises and sunsets, gulf, Bay, skyline and golf course vistas from this spectacular fifth floor home. Light, bright and airy in this two bedroom plus den plan. Lots of amenities. MLS#211417 JUDY KEPECZ-HAYS 941-383-6411 LONGBOAT KEY $949,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Beautiful Biscayne with sunset and Bay views! Master bath has dual vanities, bidet, and hugh walk-in closets! Only four years young! Garage parking! Fabulous amenities. MLS#216631 THE KOY GROUP 941-388-3966 LONGBOAT KEY $925,000 Sweeping vistas from Gulf to golf course and Bay from this pristine three bedroom in Sarasota's finest complex. Third bedroom can serve as den. Aggressively priced to sell. MLS#220221 FRED SHAVER 941-388-3966 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $819,000 Excellent conditon. New roof. 16,000 lb boat lift. Split plan, den & office. Private pool. LO#219657 MARK HILL 941-924-9000

LIDO KEY $395,000 Touch the sky in your seldom available Penthouse in beachfront highrise with full Gulf views. Elegant lobby, heated pool, fitness & party rooms, on-site management & security. LO#223879 RICHARD A. GREENE 941-924-9000

RIVERWOOD PARK $379,900 Beautifully & totally remodeled four bedroom, three & a half bath home featuring a very large screened lanai with sparkling pool. New kitchen overlooking family room. New roof & windows. LO#216947 LYNN ROBBINS 941-924-9000

EMERALD POINTE $799,000 Maint. free Villa behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club. One-of-a-kind design, overlooking Golf course & lake. Many upgrades. MLS#217004 LINDA & EMMETT WEBER 941-383-6411 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $749,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Ideal Fla. home. Light, bright & airy, 3BR home. Sunny sothern exposure is just the perfect setting for the open pool and spa. Eat in kitchen, french doors, canal front. MLS#223651 JERRY THOMPSON 941-383-6411 LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS $749,000 Fabulous direct gulf views from this spacious 2BR/2BA end unit. Bright & cheery throughout with beautiful marble floors, lots of glass, and a bonus second parking place. MLS#221059 JOYCE HUBER/MARK HUBER 941-383-6411 EMERALD POINTE $699,000 360º V irtual V iew Brand new gorgeous Amethyst model behind the Longboat Key Clubs Harbour section gates in private community of only 16 custom luxury homes. Won't last! MLS#218051 R. PETTINGELL/B. MYER 941-383-6411 ISLANDS WEST $649,000 Beautifully updated unit with great gulf views and nice Bay views. Bright & cheery throughout. A pleasure to show! Walk to shopping. MLS#219592 JOYCE HUBER/MARK HUBER 941-383-6411 BEACHPLACE $529,000 Rarely available. Walk down 1st floor unit. Nice views of the grounds and reflection pond. Unit has been well maintained, new carpet, kitchen and bathroom floors. MLS#217191 MAGGIE HICKS 941-383-6411 LONGBEACH $475,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Gulf view from this beautifully turnkey furnished, end Condominium located on Longboat Key's north end where the sugar white sand beaches take your breath away. MLS#218683 HANNERLE MOORE 941-383-6411 PRIVATEER $449,000 Beautiful bright spacious upgraded 2BR/2BA on "Millionaire Row" loaded with mirrors, wall paper, turnkey furnished in excellent taste. MLS#224376 DOROTHY KRAKOVITZ 941-388-3966 SABAL COVE $399,000 Beautiful lot! Build your dream home. Architectural planning critera & survey available. MLS#219528 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411

RITZ CARLTON $2,590,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Fabulous modified Marseilles with many upgrades. Magnificent kitchen with custom cabinets, center island, sub-zero refrigerator and much more. Luxurious master bath. MLS#217663 JUDY KEPECZ-HAYS 941-383-6411 RITZ CARLTON $1,190,000 Exquisite two bedroom, two & a half bath RitzCarlton condo W/spectacular Bay & City views! Enjoy all the amenities of the Ritz-Carlton hotel from your magnificent Pvt. residence. MLS#213283 CHERYL TIMMINS 941-383-6411 WHITFIELD ESTATES $1,075,000 Fabulous panoramic Bay views from this beautifully renovated 3BR/3BA home with five-car garage on Sarasota Bay! LO#219321 DYRK DAHL 941-924-9000 GOLDEN GATE POINT $825,000 $825,000 -$1,800.000. Ten residences on prestigious Golden Gate Point. Within walking distance to theatres, dining & Ritz-Carlton. Approximately 2130 SF plus 28" balcony. LO#219140 LYNN ROBBINS 941-924-9000 NORTH POINT HARBOUR $649,000 Remarkable opportunity to own lowest-priced view home in prestigious North Point Harbour on scenic Key Royale. Truly superb location. Views of Tampa Bay, golf course and marina. MLS#214659 JIM VITALE 941-388-3966 TOCOBAGO BAY $375,000 Enjoy the luxurious lifestyle in gated waterfront enclave-of only 10 homes. Lot abounds W/oaks & palms and only minutes from Downtown Sarasota, St. Armands & beaches. LO#220523 LYNN ROBBINS 941-924-9000 RIVENDELL $290,000 Custom distinction. You'll love the feel of this 2BR/2BA split-plan. Foyer, open floor plan, great room. Walk-in closets, separate shower. Community swimming pool. LO#224568 KATHY MC NEARY 941-924-9000 PINESTONE $209,900 Motivated Seller! Great master suite overlooks living area with French doors. Third bedroom can be set up as den. Beautifully appointed. Jacuzzi/spa in Master Bath, open Kitchen. Video phone at entry LO#221998 KEVIN VALE 941-924-9000

CEDARS EAST $379,900 A very rare opportunity to acquire a three bedroom unit in this popular tennis oriented community. Turnkey furnished, tranquil views. MLS#219334 C. MUNKELWITZ 941-383-6411

SARASOTA $165,000 Come visit a friendly pleaser. Live happily in this hospitable 3BR/2BA Ranch. This outstanding splitplan provides great room, foyer. Bright & open layout, walk-in closets. LO#224586 MICHAEL BAYER 941-924-9000

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The wildlife, like this crane, is abundant at Joan M. Durante Park.

LABOR DAY TRAIL BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

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Palm trees stand guard on the beach near New Pass Bridge, on the south end of Longboat Key.

Clockwise from the middle left: The playground is located at Bayfront Park Recreation Center and is a perfect place to take children; fishermen can fish from this dock in the Village; and this bench offers serenity and rest in the quiet Bicentennial Park.

rom top to bottom, Longboat Key is full of hidden-away places to learn about the island’s history and enjoy its natural beauty. Labor Day provides a perfect opportunity for newcomers (or old timers) to tour the island and discover the keys to Longboat’s charm. Here are the must-see spots and directions for getting there: • Greer Island — A finger of land jutting into Longboat Pass, Greer Island is a great spot for a quiet walk or building sandcastles that won’t get stepped on. If you walk all the way around, there is a mini-harbor for swimming, popular among local boaters. The island, originally known as Beer Can Island due to the many cans left behind by visitors, is now Manatee County property. When the island first became connected to Longboat Key, developers claimed it. But Longboat Key residents Homer and Mary Greer worked to keep the island in the public domain and succeeded, thus the name Greer Island. To reach this island getaway, follow Northshore Road, until you reach the beach. Parking is available on the side of the road from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. • The beach — To reach the beach on the rest of the island, there are public accesses, with parking, at Broadway, in the 3300

block of Gulf of Mexico Drive, the 3100 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive and the 2800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Although the beach on the south end is public if you walk to it, there are no accesses south of the 2800 block.

A natural archway is one of nature’s wonders waiting to be discovered at Quick Point Nature Preserve. In the 3700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive, you can learn about the island’s history from a Longboat Key Historical Society marker. It explains how many vessels have passed over the years, from the canoes of the Timucan CONTINUED ON PAGE 2B


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Labor Day tour CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B and Calusa Indians, to the German submarines of World War II. Another marker tells of the time when Longboat Key was used for bombing practice by the Army. Beachcombers still find the occasional shell — of the military variety. • Longboat Village — The roots of this cozy enclave stretch back to 1855. Visitors are often greeted by the peacocks that inhabit the area. The Village features the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, which offers instruction and exhibition of art, at 6860 Longboat Drive. The Arts Center will be closed for

A Pietà can be found in the Memorial Garden.

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the holiday, but has open galleries from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Visitors to the Village can also find a spot designated as the best place to meet a millionaire, Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, which is also the sight of the first fishing camp on the Key. Mar Vista is located at 760 Broadway. To fish in the bay, take a right from Broadway onto Lois Avenue, where there is a public pier. A boat ramp and parking spots are also available here. • Bishop Bayou — A quiet bayou is nestled behind Whitney Beach Plaza. There are friendly birds and mangroves aplenty. To reach it, park in the plaza at 6814 Gulf of Mexico Drive and walk around back. • Joan M. Durante Park — This park offers a little

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onsider the intelligent art collector. He keeps his archivallyframed collection out of harm’s way, inspects it religiously, and calls in a conservation expert at the first sign of trouble. His conscience is clear. After all, there’s only so much you can do. As someone once said, time will have its revenge. But in the “Twilight Zone” world of computers, time can run backwards. Old photos (or the people in them) can look like new. Images can be backed up in digital form and recreated, even if the original was destroyed. Bruce Baughman is our guide to this brave new world of digital immortality. He’s a digital artist, a Web designer and a Photoshop instructor at the Professional and Continuing Education Department at the Ringling School of Art and Design. The “Twilight Zone” analogy amused him. “I hear that a lot,” he says. “People are still resistant to the computer as an art-making tool — but the principles are the same whether you’re using a brush or a graphics pad. That’s why it helps to start out as a conventional artist and still know how to work that way.” Don’t put all your eggs in the basket of the computer, in other words. Baughman notes that he still puts his paintbrushes and airbrush to good use. Assuming you have some grounding in the arts, how can you tap into the power of your computer? Let’s skip the topic of creating original art and stick to preserving and restoring the photos and artwork you already have. Baughman says it boils down to “documentation, restoration, and manipulation.” Sounds simple? Sure. All you’ll need is determination, time, at least a Pentium 3 or an I-Mac with a writeable CD-rom drive, a good quality scanner, Photoshop and a digital camera. What you do with all that hardware is not so simple, but it’s not as hard as it looks. Here are a few tips to help point you in the right direction ...

Backup and documentation Do you have a treasured family photo album or a collection of your attempts to be the next Ansel Adams? Scan in the photos and put them on a CD-rom disc. Better storage media is becoming more affordable, but this shouldn’t stop you from backing your art up now. You can always transfer it to the new improved format later. According to Baughman, it’s best to scan your photos at 600 dpi (dots per inch). He also recommends saving the files as TIF files to avoid the subtle degradations of the JPEG compression format. What about creating digital backups of paintings and other fine art? Baughman notes, “If all you want to do is create a backup for insurance purposes, a cheap digital camera will do the trick. If you want a highquality image for reproduction purposes, don’t try to do that yourself unless that’s what you do for a living and you’ve got all the latest equipment. Have your artwork professionally photographed and then have those slides or transparencies professionally scanned. It can be done at a number of local places like

Artefacts 999 ships and counting Beautiful? Sure. But Helen of Troy was nothing but trouble. Aphrodite was madly jealous of her. She was kidnapped on two separate occasions. She helped start the Trojan War. It should come as no surprise that “Helen of Troy,” a joint effort between Sarasota Ballet’s Artistic Director and CEO Robert de Warren and AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, is now on hold. The multi-media ballet extravaganza in Helen’s honor was originally set to premiere this March. Funding snags and schedule conflicts are blamed. Aphrodite remains unavailable for comment.

Heroes honored with heroic art Gov. Jeb Bush recently unveiled a new monument by Sonnet Gallery’s Richard Dimmler at Tampa’s South Bay Hospital. “Florida’s Heroes” commemorates firefighters m emergency workers, police officers, military veterans and others. Call 955-6443 for details.

Artists of the portraits “Suzanne and Devorah” is the name of a new art studio/instruction center setting up shop at the former location of the late Eilene Wozniak’s studio on Longboat Key. Along with their own portrait commissions, Suzanne Patton and Devorah Steppach specialize in undoing the harm of overbearing art teachers by creating fun, friendly art classes in which anyone can learn to create their own professional-quality portrait — and everyone does. Steppach is spiffing up the new studio even as we speak; Patton will be down to help sometime in September; they’ll be open for business in October. We wish our new neighbors all the best.

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Bruce Baughman before his digitally-manipulated giclee portrait, “Members of the Wedding.” Dick Dickinson Photography or Booth Studios for between $15 and $25 per scan.” Unlike their cousins in the real world, digital paintings and photos don’t fade or discolor. You can make duplicates of your CD photo album and send them to your friends. Artists can send out CDs filled with their own work as a marketing tool. One caveat from Baughman: “None of this is going to help you if you can’t find anything. Be sure to give your files names that make sense. It’s also a good idea to create an index file in a text document.”

Restoration Assuming you’ve got your art and photos on CD, you can now start repairing any damages. With a little program called Photoshop, you can make darkened photos sunny again, remove spots, fix tears. The only catch? You have to know what you’re doing. “Photoshop is the industry standard,” says Baughman. “It’s a great program, it’s a powerful program, it’s intuitive, but it’s by no means easy to master. It makes almost anything possible, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t hard.” He adds that we’ve become spoiled in our brave new world. Compared to the grueling, time-consuming, old-school methods of

retouching photographs, Photoshop is easy. But is it worth it for non-professionals to try to master the program and do restoration work on their own? “A journeyman might take 30 hours to do what an expert could do it in three,” he says. “But if you want to remove a rip from that old photo of grandpa in the Ford Model T, it’s very doable — and a lot more satisfying.”

Manipulation Now that you’re removing rips and gashes, why not remove your ex-husband? “That’s also doable,” says Baughman, “if you don’t mind the ethical issues.” Aside from the Orwellian editing of history, there are endless ways to modify an existing image. You can posterize it. You can pointillize it. “You can also mess it up,” he says. “Make sure you save the original file and, whatever you do, don’t destroy the physical original.” The only thing worse than that? “Stealing,” he says. “Scanning in somebody else’s artwork, ‘tweaking’ it a little, and saying it’s yours. It isn’t.” “The computer’s just a tool” he notes. “It’s like that standard line in the old science fiction movies — ‘It can be a tool for good or evil.’ What you do with it is up to you.” ❑

Last fall’s Sarasota School of Architecture Symposium rekindled interest in our area’s once-and-future architectural greatness. The positive ripple effects continue to spread ... • The symposium led to the birth of The Sarasota Architectural Foundation. • The American Institute of Architects Florida presented its “President’s Award” to Martie Lieberman and Heather Dunhill for their work on the symposium. (AIA plans to hold its next convention in Sarasota.) • The foundation is developing a comprehensive map of “Sarasota School” buildings. • An architectural education program for 4th and 8th graders received funding for two years in a row. • Lieberman has obtained her Florida Realtor’s license, with “Modern Sarasota” as her specialty. She’s now a part of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate on Longboat Key. That’s only part of it, and the excitement is still growing. When you start with a good foundation, the sky’s the limit.

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Madhouse blues Inmates sometimes improve the asylum. Like any good game of poker, the stakes get raised. McMurphy finds out that, because he’s committed, she can keep him there as long as he likes. He finds out that she’s not shy about using shock therapy as punishment. He finds out that if she can make him lose his temper and do something violent, she can have him lobotomized. He finds out that the loonies he’s risking his lobes for aren’t committed. Almost everybody else in the asylum is there voluntarily. They choose to be under the nurse’s iron thumb. All of this is revealed from the point of view of an Indian (Anthony Busciglio) who’s been faking catatonia for years. “Chief” Bromden is a chief in name only, but he’s the son of a real chief. He watched his father get belittled and destroyed over the years and is now tormented by hallucinations of a secret cartel called the “Combine” that guts people like fish and turns them into robots. All he wants to do is hide until McMurphy gets him to stand tall again. Bromden is ultimately liberated — after McMurphy pays the ultimate price. Unlike the wanderings and side trips of the movie — or the novel, for that matter — Wasserman’s script hews close to this bone-simple plot arc. The production at the Players accentuated this simplicity with no-nonsense directing by Jorge Acosta, a stripped-down set by Matthew Nitsch and naturalistic performances by the acting troupe — no easy task when you’re playing a pack of loonies. Hannouch was a good choice for the larger-than-life McMurphy; he’s a big guy, and this is one of those roles where size really does matter. He manages to be convincing as a tough guy who’s essentially good-hearted. He also wisely avoided appropriating Jack Nicholson’s film performance. The characterization is all his own. Busciglio’s Chief Bromden is restrained, dignified and tormented; he communicates the sense that there’s a great deal of history and pain bottled up inside. He can also sing. Taylor is a fine actress, but she was not so successful as Nurse Ratched, which may or may not have been her fault.

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Call me crazy, but I think Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is one of the greatest novels of the 20th century — and the winner hands-down as a tale of personal liberation. Last century’s bookshelf was crammed with political puppet shows, formal exercises, sociological nitpicking and private conversations — it’s a little skimpy when it come to personal liberation. Like any good novel, it has good bones — a simple, honest structure that seems inevitable but still surprises you. Those bones are X-ray clear in Dale Wasserman’s lucid stage adaptaTheater tion. He’s done a brilliant job of “One Flew Over distilling the essence of Kesey’s the Cuckoo’s Nest” novel. It’s a much more faithful The Players Theatre adaptation than the film. Reviewed Aug. 21 The story distilled: brawling, trash-talking tough guy Randall P. McMurphy (Farris Hannouch) fakes insanity to duck the drudgery of a prison workfarm. He winds up in a mental institution, thinking he’ll get to take it easy. He’s dead wrong. This nest of cuckoos is theoretically under the control of the head psychiatrist — it’s really the private fiefdom of domineering Nurse Ratched (Margaret Taylor) who manipulates patients, orderlies and psychiatrist alike. The nuthouse is supposed to be a democratically-run “therapeutic community.” In practice, the group therapy sessions resemble North Korean brainwashing. “Therapy” is a code-word for breaking the spirits of the inmates. Ratched is one of those small-minded people who likes to keep everybody else small. McMurphy is a big man who fights to pull everybody else up to his level. He can’t stand watching the nuts get pushed down in the dirt or the way they passively take it. He starts a rebellion. He gets them to stand up to Nurse Ratched. It’s just a lark at first — a bet he can get her goat. It quickly turns into a test of wills between two alpha dogs.

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Florida West Coast Symphony will present a commemorative chamber music concert to honor those lost or forever changed by last year’s attacks, at a free one-hour concert set for 8:46 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Holley Hall. To find out more call 953-4252.

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A feast for the fans The next Ringling Fan Club Musical Chairs Dinner takes place at Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Uva Rara Ristorante. Social hour and cash bar starts at 6 p.m.; dinner is served at 7 p.m. These events give art-loving business professionals a chance to break bread in an atmosphere of fellowship and good conversation. Tickets are $45 for Fan Club members and $55 for non-members; the entire restaurant will be reserved. For reservations, call 359-5713 before Sept. 5. — Marty Fugate

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art Valerie Rose Studios — “Alternative Threads.” This exhibit features wearable art and fashions by artist/designer Valeri Rose in September. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. 748-8671. Unitarian Universalist church — “Creatures Great and Small.” This exhibition of work by George Prout opens from 12 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 13. 371-4974. Selby Gallery at the Ringling School of Art and Design — “Please Do Not Sit in the Chairs.” Work by such designers as LeCorbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Ray Eames proves the art of the chair is fundamental. It continues through Sept. 14. Call 359-7563. 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. ARTinBUSINESS — powerful work by area artists is on exhibit through Sept. 6, at Legg Mason in Sarasota. 365-5200. Island Gallery West — this artists’ cooperative serves up its “Summer Sizzle” through Sept. 27. 778-6648. Sonnet Gallery — “Too Hot for Clothes II.” Paintings by

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Paradise Gallery — “Tropical Delight.” Peter Pettegrew’s lush Florida landscapes are on display through Sept. 30. 366-7155. 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 Sept. 28. 955-4546. Beverly Fleming Gallery — “Sea Sculptures.” Grandma Fisher offers her gifts from the sea through Sept. 19. 3653683. Provenance Gallery — a selection of Asian art will be featured through September. 366-6777. Unity Gallery — Maggie Nevens’ versatile watercolors are on exhibit through Sept 29. 955-3301. Jo Dee Messina gets real at the Van Wezel.

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Sarasota Concert Band — “Celebrating the American Spirit.” This Labor Day concert of popular and patriotic music starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at Phillippi Estates Park. Tickets are $5. Call 364-BAND.

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Jo Dee Messina will be performing at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Her music ranges from the hard-hitting social commentary of “Even God Must Get The Blues” to the more personal “Angelene.” The common thread is a quality of gritty honesty. Her music reflects the moods and moments of unedited life — sometimes tender, sometimes hard to take, but all of it real. Tickets are $55, $45 and $40. Call 955-7676 or 1-800-826-9393 for details.

just for fun McCurdy’s Comedy Theater — Comedian/hypnotist Gary Conrad affirms that, “the people I hypnotize will do nothing reprehensible or morally repugnant.” Reassuring, isn’t it? We suggest you check him out through Sunday, Sept. 1, at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre. Call 925-FUNY (3869) for details.

film Sarasota Film Society’s Burns Court Cinema — “Sunshine State.” It’s an encore screening of John Sayle’s cinematic postcard at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept 1. Sponsored by the Sierra Club, the event includes a short documentary, a talkback and a debate between both sides of the Manatee River bridge development. Call 955-FILM. Manatee Community College — “The Harmonists.” This film will be shown at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Manatee Community College Film Annex, as part of its “Heroes on Celluloid” film series. It explores the fate of a Jewish vocal group whose records survived the Holocaust — unlike the singers themselves. Call 752-5593. ❑

★ELECT★

JUDGE PRESTON DeVILBISS, JR. for

Circuit Judge SEPTEMBER 10th Non-Partisan www.judgedevilbiss.com

• 29 year member Florida Bar • Former Special Prosecutor - Sarasota County • 45 year resident of Sarasota County • Married to Lori for 29 years, two children, Lindsay, 23 and Jay, 20 • Founding member/director of local racial unity organization • Involved with local youth sports since 1980 • Cardinal Mooney High School - 1963 • University of Florida - B.S.B.A. - 1968 • University of Florida - J.D. - 1973 • Member - St. Martha’s Church

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LONGBOAT KEY 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.

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THE MONKEY ROOM The Colony’s newest venue, The Monkey Room, with a choice of indoor and outdoor seating, features flavorful dishes from Indonesia, Florence, Havana and Paris. Just perfect for parties of all ages and sizes. Breakfast Mon. — Sat. 7 a.m. — 10:30 a.m. All Day Dining available 11:30 a.m. — 11:30 p.m. Adjacent to The Monkey Room is the all new Monkey Room Bar, one of the most comfortable lounges in town and definitely the place to be and be seen. Live entertainment nightly. Open daily at 11:30 a.m. 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive 383-5558.

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. 3830010. 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, gulffresh 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. www.euphemiahaye.com. 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 takeout. 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 www.harryskitchen.com. 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. 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

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

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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. www.beachbistro.com. 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. www.bistroatislandsend.com. 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.

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. www.bijoucafe.net DA RU MA

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 Tue. - Sat. from 5-10p.m. 779-0220.

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.

THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT

MOREL RESTAURANT

Enjoy the biggest & most interesting breakfasts, lunches covering everything from mouthwatering seafood, salads to burgers, sandwiches of all kinds & sophisticated great value dinners. Dine outside on our deck overlooking Tampa Bay or our 1920’s Florida cottage dining room w/fireplace. 7 days a week 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 111 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Island (opposite City Pier) 778-1515

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.

DA GIORGIO RISTORANTE

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

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. Chef-owned 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.

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Dining out

All diners get a view at Marina Jack

Fresh Seafood Excellent Steaks Fantastic View Entertainment Nightly Serving Lunch & Dinner Full Bar Reservations Suggested

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You Have Earned the

SKYWAY MEMORIAL GARDENS

End of Summer Sale!

SCOUT BOATS 2002 MODEL YEAR CLOSE-OUT SALE

Private Family Estate QUALITY STRENGTH COMMITMENT

6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key Open 7 Days a Week cannons.com

941-383-1311

Special Price $23,395.00 Price includes site, 2 person crypt, marker, opening/closing expense

Limited Supply Only 3 Estates Available at This Price Other selections available

722-4543

Lunch Mon - Sat 11:30 - 3:00 Dinner Daily 4:30 - 10:00 Located in Mid-Longboat Key in the Centre Shops 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr. • 1/2 mile north of Holiday Inn

383-0010

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Casual Italian Cuisine • Italian Specialties & Gourmet Pizza

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7261 S. Tamiami Tr. 926-3500 (Just South of Clark Rd. Next to Shell’s) M-F 10-8 Sat. 10-6 Sun. 12-5

Sarasota • Tampa • Clearwater • Bonita • Boca Raton • Ft. Lauderdale

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must be one of Marina Jack’s signature dishes. My companion’s petite filet mignon was topped with a portabella mushroom sauce and served with au gratin potatoes and fresh green beans. My companion’s tender and juicy filet was cooked perfectly to her order and was capped brilliantly with the poignant portabella mushroom sauce.

PASTA • BEEF • SALADS • MUSSELS • LOBSTER

FLORIDA TREND: Florida’s Top 200

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Cuisine: Classic American fresh seafood with a touch of Florida style. Recommended: Fried calamari, Marina Jack Fettuccine, any of the seafood entrées and petite filet mignon. Service: Perfect. Hours: Lunch daily, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner nightly, 5 to 10 p.m. (Summer hours) Price Range: Appetizers $7.95 to $10.95; soups $5.50; pastas $15.95 to $24.95; and entrées $18.95 to $33.95. Credit Cards: All major credit cards. Parking: Valet and plenty of parking in Marina lots. Handicapped access: Excellent with an elevator to second floor.

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Bridge Tender Inn

135 Bridge Street • 778-4849 • Bradenton Beach One Block East of Trolley Stop #43

Marina Jack Two Marina Plaza, Sarasota 365-4232

SEAFOOD • PASTA • FISH • PASTA • BEEF • SALADS

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explaining each one with great detail. The service was so nice; our waiter must have been watching our every move from afar, because he wasn’t continuously asking us how we were doing, but he wasn’t ignoring us either. He knew the exact amount of attention we needed. It was perfect. My companion and I started off our evening with the fried calamari. I noticed that my companion was salivating over the oysters, but unfortunately I’m not a big oyster fan. But she mentioned that they looked very tempting. The appetizer was lightly battered and seasoned and served with marinara sauce. Pretty basic, but pretty good. Even though Marina Jack is known for its fresh seafood, my companion and I opted to try some of the other menu items. I chose the Marina Jack Fettuccine and my companion ordered the petite filet mignon. A fresh house salad topped with a tangy balsamic vinaigrette was included with our entrées, but there is the option to substitute a Caesar salad instead of Jack’s House Salad. The Marina Jack Fettuccine was topped with sautéed shrimp and scallops tossed in a rich and creamy Alfredo sauce. The scallops were tender, sweet and juicy and they paired perfectly with the succulent shrimp. I always order fettuccine knowing that I will never make it through the entire rich dish, yet I always try. However, I did manage to devour the shrimp and scallops — not one escaped my fork. This delicious pasta entrée

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Magnificent view, excellent service and wonderful food — Marina Jack has all three. Usually when you dine at a restaurant with a spectacular view, window tables are at a premium. Some restaurants don’t even guarantee a window table — you must request it in advance. With Marina Jack’s enormous windows overlooking Sarasota Bay, you’d think there might be a problem with the demand for window-side tables, but Marina Jack outsmarted everyone. Its Bayside Dining Room is arranged with amphitheater-style seating with three tiers, guaranteeing that every guest can enjoy the view. However, my companion and I were lucky ... we got a window table. While taking in the view we noticed the pleasant ambiance of the dining room. The dining room decorations were inspired by the sea. Swirling blues and greens encompass the dining room with sparkling fiber optic lighting, emulating how the light of the moon sparkles on the bay. We felt like we were dining at a floating restaurant in the middle of Sarasota Bay. (But don’t worry, you won’t get seasick.) The staff was extremely gracious, attentive and friendly. Our server kindly suggested various menu items while

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reasons to dine at Barnacle Bill’s....our Menu!

No Waterfront ..No View Just great resort style food at neighborhood prices! Fabulous Dinner For 2 Includes bottle $ 95 of wine.

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If you’re not in the mood for an elegant evening, Marina Jack also offers a casual atmosphere below its Bayside Dining Room called Deep Six, which also serves lunch and dinner. Adjoining Deep Six is its open-air patio, a delightful spot to enjoy cocktails at sunset. No matter what your style or taste, Marina Jack manages to satisfy all. ❑

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Lunch (Fri., Sat. & Sun. only) DELI

FLORIDA TREND: Florida’s Top 20 Restaurants

Box Lunch Special $595 DISCOUNT WINE SELECTION DINNERS TO GO

Friday & Saturday Live Maine LOBSTER DINNER $19.95

BRIAN BEEBE is back! Dancing from 7pm -11pm Fri. & Sat.

WINE SPECTATOR: Award of Excellence

CLOSED MONDAY

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Surfside Anna Maria Island 778-6444 • www.beachbistro.com

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

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The potatoes were a rich and cheesy delight and the green beans were “set off with the wonderful flavor of almonds,” she mentioned. Of course, we were too full to even think of dessert. (Bad for reviews, but good for my figure.) But Marina Jack offers a complete dessert menu for all tastes. All in all, my companion and I were extremely pleased. We had an enjoyable evening and decided we would definitely return.

• Salmon • Grouper • Snapper • Sea Bass • Flounder • Haddock • Tuna • Swordfish • Ipswich Clams and more! We now have certified Oysters on the Half Shell

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Marina Jack’s dining room offers amphitheater-style seating so every guest can enjoy the view.

VISIT OUR ICE CREAM CORNER SUGAR FREE ICE CREAM • FAT FREE YOGURT

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

OLD FLORIDA ATMOSPHERE. . . Delicious Cooking. . .

Ristorante NORTHERN ITALIAN CONTINENTAL FESTA

Sunset & Summer Specials

“Absolutely exquisite ...the very best”

Bon Appetit Magazine

We Will Be Open LABOR DAY WEEKEND

It’s where the locals go!

Fri., Sa., Sun. & Mon.

Dine in...or on our waterfront deck.

We will be closed Mon. Sept 2nd thru Sun. Sept. 8th Full retail seafood market Fresh seafood to prepare at home

SUMMER HOURS

BY LAND...

Take-out Menu Catering

Mon. - Fri. 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM Sat. -Sun. 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM

760 Broadway St. Longboat Key

BY SEA... 5:30-10:00 pm Reservations Suggested

Marker 39, Intracoastal Waterway

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THE LONGBOAT OBSERVER

DINING

Dining out

All diners get a view at Marina Jack

Fresh Seafood Excellent Steaks Fantastic View Entertainment Nightly Serving Lunch & Dinner Full Bar Reservations Suggested

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Prestige

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You Have Earned the

SKYWAY MEMORIAL GARDENS

End of Summer Sale!

SCOUT BOATS 2002 MODEL YEAR CLOSE-OUT SALE

Private Family Estate QUALITY STRENGTH COMMITMENT

6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key Open 7 Days a Week cannons.com

941-383-1311

Special Price $23,395.00 Price includes site, 2 person crypt, marker, opening/closing expense

Limited Supply Only 3 Estates Available at This Price Other selections available

722-4543

Lunch Mon - Sat 11:30 - 3:00 Dinner Daily 4:30 - 10:00 Located in Mid-Longboat Key in the Centre Shops 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr. • 1/2 mile north of Holiday Inn

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7261 S. Tamiami Tr. 926-3500 (Just South of Clark Rd. Next to Shell’s) M-F 10-8 Sat. 10-6 Sun. 12-5

Sarasota • Tampa • Clearwater • Bonita • Boca Raton • Ft. Lauderdale

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must be one of Marina Jack’s signature dishes. My companion’s petite filet mignon was topped with a portabella mushroom sauce and served with au gratin potatoes and fresh green beans. My companion’s tender and juicy filet was cooked perfectly to her order and was capped brilliantly with the poignant portabella mushroom sauce.

PASTA • BEEF • SALADS • MUSSELS • LOBSTER

FLORIDA TREND: Florida’s Top 200

And Dockside Bar

DISCOVER MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

Cuisine: Classic American fresh seafood with a touch of Florida style. Recommended: Fried calamari, Marina Jack Fettuccine, any of the seafood entrées and petite filet mignon. Service: Perfect. Hours: Lunch daily, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner nightly, 5 to 10 p.m. (Summer hours) Price Range: Appetizers $7.95 to $10.95; soups $5.50; pastas $15.95 to $24.95; and entrées $18.95 to $33.95. Credit Cards: All major credit cards. Parking: Valet and plenty of parking in Marina lots. Handicapped access: Excellent with an elevator to second floor.

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Bridge Tender Inn

135 Bridge Street • 778-4849 • Bradenton Beach One Block East of Trolley Stop #43

Marina Jack Two Marina Plaza, Sarasota 365-4232

SEAFOOD • PASTA • FISH • PASTA • BEEF • SALADS

by Emily WALSH

explaining each one with great detail. The service was so nice; our waiter must have been watching our every move from afar, because he wasn’t continuously asking us how we were doing, but he wasn’t ignoring us either. He knew the exact amount of attention we needed. It was perfect. My companion and I started off our evening with the fried calamari. I noticed that my companion was salivating over the oysters, but unfortunately I’m not a big oyster fan. But she mentioned that they looked very tempting. The appetizer was lightly battered and seasoned and served with marinara sauce. Pretty basic, but pretty good. Even though Marina Jack is known for its fresh seafood, my companion and I opted to try some of the other menu items. I chose the Marina Jack Fettuccine and my companion ordered the petite filet mignon. A fresh house salad topped with a tangy balsamic vinaigrette was included with our entrées, but there is the option to substitute a Caesar salad instead of Jack’s House Salad. The Marina Jack Fettuccine was topped with sautéed shrimp and scallops tossed in a rich and creamy Alfredo sauce. The scallops were tender, sweet and juicy and they paired perfectly with the succulent shrimp. I always order fettuccine knowing that I will never make it through the entire rich dish, yet I always try. However, I did manage to devour the shrimp and scallops — not one escaped my fork. This delicious pasta entrée

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Magnificent view, excellent service and wonderful food — Marina Jack has all three. Usually when you dine at a restaurant with a spectacular view, window tables are at a premium. Some restaurants don’t even guarantee a window table — you must request it in advance. With Marina Jack’s enormous windows overlooking Sarasota Bay, you’d think there might be a problem with the demand for window-side tables, but Marina Jack outsmarted everyone. Its Bayside Dining Room is arranged with amphitheater-style seating with three tiers, guaranteeing that every guest can enjoy the view. However, my companion and I were lucky ... we got a window table. While taking in the view we noticed the pleasant ambiance of the dining room. The dining room decorations were inspired by the sea. Swirling blues and greens encompass the dining room with sparkling fiber optic lighting, emulating how the light of the moon sparkles on the bay. We felt like we were dining at a floating restaurant in the middle of Sarasota Bay. (But don’t worry, you won’t get seasick.) The staff was extremely gracious, attentive and friendly. Our server kindly suggested various menu items while

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The potatoes were a rich and cheesy delight and the green beans were “set off with the wonderful flavor of almonds,” she mentioned. Of course, we were too full to even think of dessert. (Bad for reviews, but good for my figure.) But Marina Jack offers a complete dessert menu for all tastes. All in all, my companion and I were extremely pleased. We had an enjoyable evening and decided we would definitely return.

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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. $4,900,000 PRIVATE BEACH HOUSE- Incredible panoramic views from this charming 2 story gulf front retreat with 3 bedrooms, large windows complements the expansive water view, open gulf side pool and sundeck. Excellent investment opportunity to own a vacation home while earning rental income. Unfurnished. $2,300,000 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - Walk to the beach or world renowned St. Armands Circle’s fine shops and restaurants. 4 spacious bedrooms, canal front with boat dock and davits, caged heated pool and excellent rental history. $1,450,000

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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

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‘Cheers’ to Ciao “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name,” is the theme song of the “Cheers” television show. And it’s true. When you go out to eat sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name and you feel at home. This is Carmine Astuto and Angelo Emmanuele’s philosophy at Ciao Italia restaurant. “Our food is simple Italian cuisine. Maybe what people these days would describe as comfort food,” says Astuto. “When people come to eat here we want them to feel at home, we want to know how they’re doing and we know almost everybody here by name.” And they’re doing a good job of it. Although Ciao Italia celebrates its sixth anniversary this week, Astuto and Emmanuele have worked together for 12 years. They describe themselves as easy to get along with. But do they get along with each other? “So far,” quips Emmanuele. Emmanuele owned his first restaurant, Napoli’s Pizza, with his brother in Staten

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EMERALD POINTE SOUTH - Maintenance free villa with lovely lake and golf course views. Two story, caged pool & spa and loads of upgrades! Last new construction nestled in the LBK Club Harbourside. Estimated completion date late summer 2002. $699,000

Danny the Barber would like to thank all my clients & friends on Longboat Key for your loyal patronage & friendship. After 22 years on Longboat, I feel it’s time to move on. I’ll be located at…

UNIVERSITY PARK Former model with countless upgrades such as granite countertops, crown moldings, tray ceilings, decorator finished walls, columns and fireplace, split plan with enchanting outdoor heated pool and spa with view of lush landscaping and privacy abounds. $559,000

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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, 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

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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 Longboat Key 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 A UNIQUE AND GRACIOUS ESTATE The striking main residence offers fabulous living spaces with incredible beach views plus a separate 3 bedroom “old Florida” guest cottage. As you step outside to the tropical air you will enjoy the sunset from the screened lanai, sun deck, heated pool or simply relax on the beach. Sold furnished. $4,499,000

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Island, N. Y. He says, “After being in the business for 10 years as a waiter, I just fell into it.” Soon Emmanuele hired a new cook, his nephew Astuto, who was in high school at the time. “I learned how to make pizzas at Napoli’s,” says Astuto, “and got an idea of how a restaurant worked.” After high school, Astuto stopped working for Emmanuele, found a closed down deli/pizzeria and opened his own place on Staten Island named Town Deli with his cousin. “All the cooking we learned was from my cousin’s wife’s mother, Mona,” he says. And that has been the basis of Astuto’s cooking repertoire. In the meantime, Astuto’s parents discovered Longboat Key. They bought a condo for vacationing and Emmanuele followed close behind. Emmanuele also got a condo and started to come down to Longboat Key for vacations in 1990. Soon the Astuto and Emmanuele families fell in love with this island paradise. After Astuto was married to his wife,

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Victoria, he managed to convince everyone to move to Longboat permanently. Then came the birth of Ciao Italia. To keep this Italian eatery going, the two say that there is always give and take. “I take care of the front,” says Emmanuele, while Astuto is the “handson” cook in the kitchen. “Half of our success goes to the guys in the kitchen — Greg, Chris and Louis. They are my three guys who are back there cooking with me. And we also have a great waitstaff,” says Astuto. At home Emmanuele likes to cook for his family. “I usually cook Italian food. My favorites are veal Parmesan and linguini with clam sauce,” he says. His wife, Concetta, is the florist who creates the beautiful flower displays at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. His daughters, Enza and Concetta, are both about to graduate from college. Astuto says, “I do cook at home,” for his wife, Victoria, and daughter, Elizabeth, who is now 4 years old, “but I don’t clean at home.” When you don’t see Astuto or Emmanuele at Ciao you will be able to find them at the beach. Astuto replies, “That’s why we moved down here to begin with.” Ciao, baby!

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NEW LISTINGS LONGBOAT KEY – SANCTUARY III – Captivating views from this corner 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beachfront residence located behind the gates of the Longboat key Club. From your 70 ft wrap-around terrace enjoy glamorous city, golf course, Bay and Gulf views. Beautiful details include wood floors, crown molding and built ins. All amenities plus 2 garage spaces.$1,195,000 SIESTA KEY – Key West Contemporary architecturally designed to take advantage of a private tropical setting. This 3 story all stucco residence is all about style and sophistication. Features include a keystone double-sided fireplace, light oak cabinets with Corain countertops, 4-car garage........... $625,000 MOTE RANCH – Best lakefront location on a large lot with magnificent long views of lake & nature preserve. Enter into a model like home with high ceilings, crown moldings. Great community that offers boat docks to cruise the Braden River, pool and tennis courts....................................................$425,000

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Editor’s Note: Ciaò Italia will be closed for the next three weeks for vacation. ❑

Angelo Emmanuele and Carmine Astuto, an uncle and nephew team, are behind the success of six-year-old Ciao Italia.

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LONGBOAT KEY QUEEN’S HARBOUR LAKEFRONT Courtyard model. Contemporary masterpiece. 2 bedroom, home office in main house. Detached guest suite, fabulous pool. $975,000 BAYOU CIRCLE - BAY ISLES - Incredible waterfront home with 100 ft. of dock space. Over 60 ft. boat capability. Marble floors, grand staircase, incredible storage. $1,895,000 QUEEN’S HARBOUR - When only the best will do, then this is the one. A masterpiece of design elements in a country French mood. Nothing in Queen’s Harbour is quite as divine. $1,195,000 RIVERWOOD AREA HOMESITE - Build your own home. Your choice of 8,500 sq. ft. (+/-) or 10,000 sq. ft. (+/-) $105,000 to $129,900 NEW LISTING - Deer Creek Lakefront. Upbeat, updated home with 20” tiles, new kitchen, new bath. Great pool area in this 3 bedroom plus den home. $435,000

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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 elegance and sophistication and attention to detail. Features also incl. patio & pool w/summer kitchen overlooking a dock for 2 boats. $2,499,000.

CASEY KEY CASEY KEY BAYFRONT – Fabulous 3/4 acre gated estate with beach access. 2 story unique home designed with quality and flair. Large pool and patios overlook the bay and tropical gardens. Featured in national publications, casual and open with floor-to-ceiling 3 layered Thermopane windows and marble floors...................................................Offered at $1,995,000

BOATER’S DELIGHT - BAY ISLES Over 4000 sq. ft. on deep water canal overlooking Cranes Bayou. 3BR/5.5BA, plus wine cellar and hobby room. Features include granite kitchen, marble baths, high ceilings, elevaor, private patio/pool area and oversized garage. $1,299,000.

SIESTA KEY NORTH SIESTA KEY – SIESTA COVE – Sailboat water, 2 story Key West updatedE 84 D ft. IN dockG2 boat lifts. Boater’s PEN SAL home. dream!.........................................................................$1,639,000

BOATING WATER LBK CLUB Priced for a quick sale, this 3BR/2BA home with new 60 ft. dock and 2 lifts overlooks waterway and preserve. Updated kitchen opens to family room and beautiful pool area. 1st level bonus room and storage. $879,900.

MAINLAND THE OAKS PRESERVE – Sunrise and Sunsets on Sarasota Bay! Overlooking nature preserve, Intercoastal Waterway and Gulf from this 5th floor 3 BR / 3 Bath condominium. Two private elevators open to beautiful tile floors and spacious screed terrace. Shiny white kitchen, 9ft. ceilings all fresh and perfect. Championship golf, tennis and fine dining at what has been called Sarasota’s finest club...........................................$459,000 G THE OAKS COUNTRYPCLUB Magnificent lake views END–IN E home...................................$749,000 SA3LBR from the spectacular RITZ CARLTON PENTHOUSE – 4,734 sq. ft. residence in the hotel. Views of Sarasota Bay from every room. Marble Floors, 2 master suites, guest room library & separate dining room. Hotel amenities and services are yours, lease or purchase............................................................................$3,300,000 MUSUEM AREA – Historical designated Bayfront gated estate built in 1926 on 1.8 acres. Georgian style home, 3 BR, study, sunroom, 9 ft. ceilings, plaster walls, crown molding oak floors. New Dock & seawall, gazebo and guest house............$3,900,00 LE CHATEAU – 3 BR. Corner apt. updated w/views of Bay. G new sliding glass 13 x 12 terrace, masterLsuite. Walk closets, ND– IN SA E PE doors and storm shutters................................................$465,000

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

BAY ISLES BAYOU - REDUCED Single story, custom home with high ceilings, open floor plan, 3BR/3.5BA, spacious kitchen, caged pool & lanai in a private setting. $749,000. $659,000.

FAIRWAY BAY GARDEN APT. 2BR/2BA, just completed beautiful modern renovation w/granite counters, new appliances, ceramic floors, plantation shutters plus internal stairs to 6 car garage that doubles the space. $449,000.

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PENTHOUSE - BAY FRONT SARASOTA Spectacular Bay, Gulf & City views from this 4,200 sq. ft. residence at Sarabande. Sophistication, elegance and quality abound in this secure building with concierge service and amenities that pamper its owners. $2,785,000.

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QUEENS HARBOR – Opportunity, opportunity, opportunity! 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 tiled floors, home theatre, study w/2 computer centers. Heated pool and spa, summer kitchen. Seller motivated!..Reduced to $997,000 ESTATE LOT – over an acre on Sarasota Bay with 119 feet of new seawall & unobstructed bay views. G Privacy is provided by DIN PEN lush native plants. dream home on one of the last LE your SABuild remaining natural parcels of land. Ask for Barbara or Marlene.......................................................................$1,890,000 PROMENADE – This 2BR/2BA +IN D denGis perfection. Wrap PEN LEGulf around views of and Bay from 2 tiled terSAthe races................................................................................$749,000 PROMENADE – One of the most outstanding penthouses w/sweeping views of the city and Gulf. 3BR/3.5 BA residence w/10 ft ceilings raised panel walls & doors, crown molding, wood & marble floors, wrap around terrace, + all the amenities & 2 parking spaces. Concierge, 24 hr. security.........$1,495,000 PENTHOUSE AT THE SANCTUARY G – Spectacular views...........................................................................$1,450,000 SALE PENDIN WATER CLUB I – 7th floor unbelievable south views of Gulf and City from this 3 bedroom/3bath set to go showplace. Perfection in every detail. Furnished........$1,695,000

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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.

Beaches of LBK condo sells for $1.2 million A record $1.2 million was paid for a three-bedroom and three-bath condominium at the 74-unit Beaches of Longboat Key-South the first week in August. Leslie A. and Bruce M. Male of Swampscott, Mass., paid that amount to Barbara and Gary L. Tessitore of New York, for unit 808 at the Beaches, 775 Longboat Club Drive. For the Tessitores, the sale represented almost double the $630,000 they paid for the 18-yearold, phase I apartment in September 1996.

In a sale between two corporate entities, unit 1 at the nine-unit Laguna Yacht Village, 6322 Laguna Drive (6320 Gulf of Mexico Drive), was sold by Laguna Development Co. L.L.C. of Mapes & Mapes Inc., 525 Eighth St. W., Bradenton, to Drednought Inc. for $687,500. The three-bedroom and three-bath apartment was built last year. Handling the sale for Drednought was Kerkering Barberio, 1850 John Ringling Blvd.

Pelican Harbour & Beach Club Susan and Patrick Gregorius of Wilbraham, Mass.,

GRAND BAY Private corner in the newest Grand Bay building. Panoramic vistas of the bay, marina and preserve. Wrap around terraces..$1,149,000.

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Exquisite Biscayne with tiled floor, wooden shutters & decorator detailed for a move-in resort home. Condo complex has all the amenities.................$999,000.

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GRAND BAY BEAUTY! Views to die for! 3BR/3.5BA make this Biscayne model at Grand Bay on Longboat Key a GRAND buy! Over 2,250 sq. ft. of enchantment. Volume ceilings, garage parking, state-of-the-art fitness center. Lowest priced Biscayne at $949,000 MLS#216631

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.

VIZCAYA Perfectly decorated and appointed pent-

SWEEPING SUNSET GULF VIEWS! Spectacular views of the beach and the Gulf and the Bay! Live in The Water Club! 2BR + den and 3BA + private elevator provide over 2,600 sq. ft. of living area. Furnishings included! $1,595,000 MLS#220187

house. Maximized views in an elegant enclave of 31 residences. 2-car garage....................$2,999,900. 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.

THE RITZ Old world grandeur with timeless grace. World class residences. The best amenities. Never occupied modified Monte Carlo..$1,399,000.

L’AMBIANCE Casual beachfront elegance with

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.

Sharon Ivey-Pounds of Grayson, Ga., purchased the twobedroom and two-bath home at 537 Outrigger Lane in the third unit of Country Club Shores from Donal A. Henderson of Lansdale, Pa., and Kathleen Ann (Henderson) Ball of Marietta, Ga., for $585,000. The home was built in 1964 and last sold for $395,000 in April 1999.

Emerald Harbor Jane I. and Joseph S. Falls, now of 8404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, sold their Emerald Harbor home at 711 Binnacle Point Drive to Roberta and Richard Carrier of Duluth, Ga., for $562,500. Built in 1968, the Fallses bought the two-bedroom and two-bath home in April 1998 for $377,500.

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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 $700,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 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. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

FABULOUS BAY VIEWS - FABULOUS PRICE! Beautiful direct Bay views from this wonderful DING Longboat PEN Harbour condo. Glass enclosed lanai, “white on white” kitchen. $209,000 MLS#219881

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.

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TOP OF THE WORLD! Great Bay views from this 3 bedroom Seaplace penthouse condo! Beautifully renovated! Only steps from the beach! Furnishings included. $540,000 MLS#218709

private stairs to beach & pool. Open design..........................................$3,450,000.

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Joseph R. Gordon, 1241 Gulf of Mexico Drive, sold his three-bedroom and three-bath home with swimming pool in the second unit of Bay Isles at 3170 Bayou Sound to Elizabeth C. and Thomas G. Thompson for $610,000. The home was constructed in 1981.

BIRD KEY CHARM! Fabulous 3BR/2BA home + den offers caged pool ING in private, lushly PENDlandscaped setting. Nearly a half acre lot! Loads of charm! $514,900 MLS#224598

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

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Steven Drell of Three Lakes, Wis., paid $595,000 for his apartment unit 4-K at the 59-unit Aquarius Club, 1701 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Sellers of the two-bedroom and twobath condominium were Carol J. and John W. Brady of Tampa. Built in 1975, the apartment was purchased by the Bradys for $305,000 in September 1993.

street splendor... An elegant home with Mediterranean-inspired detailing and superb finishes. Perfection beyond the expected!..........$1,695,000.

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of New Pass, Steven Freedman, 855 John Ringling Blvd., purchased unit 7206 at the 221-unit Inn on the Beach from Jill and Stephen F. Stotier of Peoria, Ill., for $230,000.

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Arlene J. Willis of Toronto sold her threebedroom and three-bath apartment 301 at the Privateer South on the Gulf at 1000 Longboat Club Road to Roberta L. Schiff of Southampton, N.Y., for $650,000. Willis bought the 30-yearold apartment for $300,000 in October 1994.

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bought the three-bedroom and two-bath apartment unit 301 at the 65-unit Pelican Harbour & Beach & Club, 4241 Gulf of Mexico Drive, from Glenn Meyer, 520 74th St., Holmes Beach, for $661,000. The Gulf-side condominium was built in 1980 and was last sold for $646,000 in September of last year.


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Westchester Apartments Carolyn and Peter O’Driscoll of London, purchased apartment 506 in the third unit of the 72-unit Westchester Apartments from Lenore R. and William C. Moss from Somerville, Mass., for $400,000. Westchester Apartments, 4845 Gulf of Mexico Drive, were one of the first condominiums built on Longboat Key in 1970.

Bayport Beach & Tennis Club Rodney Bovee, trustee of the Bovee Family Trust, Webb, Iowa, sold unit 606 in building C-2 at the midKey, 136-unit Bayport Beach & Tennis Club for $394,000 to Sorley F. and Irving P. Rosenthal from Pittsburgh, Pa. The 22-year-old, two-bedroom and two-bath penthouse at 706 Bayport Way last sold for $160,000 in May 1997.

Longboat Key Moorings Marina Boat slip 14 on C-pier at the 274-slip Longboat Key Moorings Marina was purchased by Mary M. Michels of Wayzata, Minn., from Isabelle and Albert D. Nalven of Essex County, Mass., for $181,500.

Bird Key Joann and Steven W. Kairys of Holmdel, N.J., sold their three-bedroom and three-bath home with a swimming pool at 670 Mourning Dove Drive on Bird Key, for $1,160,000 to Richard Phillips and Dawn James from Lighthouse Point, Fla. Constructed in 1967 the home last sold for $989,000 in December 2000. Rosecorp Inc., 2147 Porter Lake Drive, Sarasota, acquired the three-bedroom and three-bath home with a swimming pool at 319 West Royal Flamingo Drive from Norma C. Whipp, 2795 Sarasota Golf Club Blvd., for $864,500. The original house was built in 1964.

Lido Beach Apartment parcel 6-G at Key Towers South was sold by Nola and Larry A. Hietbrink to Bernard Dhas of Abingdon, Va., for $397,500. Kent Chetlain is a veteran Florida journalist and historian, a former Manatee County commissioner and a holder of a Florida real estate license. He has chronicled real estate activity in this area since 1957. ❑

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Luxury

THURSDAY AUGUST 29, 2002 13B

BUSINESS Michael Saunders & Company — Barbara Baseman of The Commercial Group has handled several significant transactions recently. Argus Property Management has leased 900 sqaure feet in the office park at 2477 Stickney Point Road, owned by Allan C. Hill. Clarence and Carol Davis have leased 1,160 square feet at 27 N. Boulevard of the Presidents on St. Armands Circle for their Tropical Memories shop, scheduled to open at the end of August. This will be their third shop, with two others located in Barbara Baseman the Virgin Islands. The property is owned by Jane and John Hanna, and Rosalie Shmalo. Baseman brokered the transaction. GT&T Corporation has purchased a 1,054 square foot office condominium at 1620 Main Street from Harry and Joan Adley for $131,000. Baseman, Debra Cooper and Sharon Straw brokered the transaction. Also, Pamela Wiley, a Realtor who works in partnership with her husband, Lynford Wiley, at Michael Saunders & Company’s Main Street office, is also a professional actress who appeared in the recent production of “Phoenix Park” a the Players Theatre in Sarasota. The comedy, by playwright Jack Gilhooley, tells the story of two mature suburbanites who search the personal ads for companionship and the sparks that follow. Pamela played the part of “Lonely,” the lady in search of a gentleman companion.

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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. ONE ACRE ON THE BAY - $1,995,000. Amazing views, incredible landscaping and supreme privacy. Fabulous 75’ lap pool. Beach access. 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 - $969,000. 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 and new paver driveway.

RE/MAX — Tom and Andy Cail, Realtors, are now associated with RE/MAX Properties in Sarasota. The Cails have been Sarasota residents since 1978 and have combined 25 years of real estate experience. Tom is a Siesta Key resident and a mega producer in the Sarasota Association of Realtors. Andy now resides on Longboat Key and is identified with the luxury home market. They are a two-generation team bringing experience, market knowledge and advanced technology to their client base. The RE/MAX Excellence sign was installed on St. Armands Circle on July 29. Owners Andrew Vac and Ramona Glanz are pleased with the marquee. Even though the office opened for business in May, a grand opening is planned for this fall.

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

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

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PENTHOUSE #535 Custom designed, furnished DIRECT BAY FRONT, 2900 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms plus loft, 4.5 baths, 2 car private parking garage. $895,000. • PENTHOUSE #534 DIRECT BAY FRONT, furnished, 2840 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms plus loft, 3.5 baths, 2 car parking garage. $895,000. Sea Place $327,500. PENDING Beach Place $685,000. SOLD Buttonwood Harbour $785,000. PENDING Longboat Harbour $235,000. SOLD Sea Place $365,000. PENDING Harbour Court SOLD Water Club II SOLD Bay Isles SOLD Buttonwood Cove SOLD Sea Place SOLD Inn on the Beach SOLD Bay View Rd. SOLD

INN ON THE BEACH - Exceptional first floor walkout! Two private double terraces plus largest condo offered at the Longboat Key Club..........$775,000.

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CONDOMINIUM HOMES 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. SMACK DAB ON THE GULF! - $1,695,000. Immaculate Villa Di Lancia penthouse. Huge terrace, high ceilings, great amenities! 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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Joyce Huber Mark Huber 383-2440 383-6739 Unmatched Service. Unrivaled Experience. 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.$749,000.

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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.....................SOLD...........$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................SOLD......$95,500.

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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.

LONGBOAT HARBOUR Annual or seasonal rental, direct bayfront two bedroom, two bath. Furnished or unfurnished - Vacant! ISLANDS WEST Fabulous two bedroom condo with magnificent views, great location, great building. HARBOUR CIRCLE Absolutely beautiful villa within the gated Harbourside community.

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

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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Beautifully updated condo with fabulous gulf views in a meticulously maintained complex. So many amenities to enjoy. A must “see” for “sea” lovers. $649,000. 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.

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Look who’s just arrived.

Emily Walsh

Casey Gonzmart, chairman of the Columbia Restaurant Group, and Wendy Mann Resnick, executive director of United Cerebral Palsy, get ready to harvest during the month of September for the fifth annual Community Harvest.

The Columbia kicks off 5th annual Community Harvest BY EMILY WALSH Staff Writer

In 1905 Casimiro Hernandez Sr. founded The Columbia Restaurant in Tampa’s Ybor City, where it still stands today. More than 90 years later, The Columbia Restaurant is still in the family genes. Hernandez’s great-grandson, Casey Gonzmart, chairman of the Columbia Restaurant Group and a former Longboat Key resident, now holds the key to Florida’s oldest restaurant that has expanded to six locations. The Columbia Restaurants in Ybor City, St. Petersburg, St. Armands, Sand Key, St. Augustine and Celebration, will all be harvesting monies to benefit local non-profit groups in September. The Columbia Community Harvest allows diners to support non-profit groups of their choice. “We (the Columbia Restaurants) owe a lot back to the community for all the support we have received,” says Gonzmart. In addition, Gonzmart has a special spot in his heart for Sarasota, St. Armands and Longboat Key. “I miss it,” he says. Gonzmart currently resides in Tampa. Gonzmart reared his three children here, while playing an

active role in the community, such as being on the board of United Cerebral Palsy. Over the past four years, The Columbia Restaurant has donated more than $260,000 to 90 non-profit organizations throughout Florida with its Community Harvest program. How does it work? Simply dine at the Columbia during the month of September. Diners at the Columbia will receive a form listing the names of 10 non-profit groups. By selecting an organization of choice, the Columbia Restaurant will donate 5% of the food and beverage value (excluding tax and tip) to the organization via gift certificates. “This program is a wonderful way to benefit local charities and has been of tremendous help to United Cerebral Palsy,” said UCP Executive Director Wendy Mann Resnick. Groups participating in the Community Harvest are the Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota, Family Counseling Center, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mote Marine Laboratory, United Cerebral Palsy and United Way of Sarasota. ❑

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NEW HOME - OAKS CLUBSIDE Under construction with November or December occupancy expected. Splendid “Heron” model by Whitehall Quality homes. Over 4,100 Square feet of dramatic interior deatil, columns, vaulting, arches, crown moldings 10 foot to 14 foot ceilings, state-of-the-art kitchen. All of this on one of the most coveted lots remaining in Oaks II, with breathtaking lake and golf course views. ML217796 $1,900,000

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Moorings garners ‘clean’ honors BY LUSYA SULLIVAN Staff Writer

Robert Mastrippolito prepares to fly the Clean Marina flag.

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) designated Longboat Key Moorings Marina a Clean Marina at a ceremony Aug. 22 at the marina. The Clean Marina designation recognizes marinas’ commitment to protecting and preserving Florida’s valuable environment. Jane Vernon, co-owner/principal, and Robert Mastrippolito, harbormaster, received the recognition plaque from Deborah A. Getzoff, DEP’s southwest director. Receiving this award “means that we’ve been environmentally sensitive,” said Vernon. She

Gwyn Davies, Pat Paterson, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Clean Boating Partnership representative, and Edith Barr Dunn attended the ceremony. hopes that other marinas will follow suit. Vernon and Mastrippolito received the award because they were the ones responsible for

bringing it to the Key. “I’m the one who’s here on the daily basis,” was Mastrippolito’s way of explaining his role in achieving this designation. “I’m the

man of action, I guess.” Mastrippolito attended a daylong workshop to become familiar with the Clean Marina program requirements. A self-audit and an action plan to implement the components of the program followed the workshop. When everything was up to par, DEP staff conducted an on-site environmental survey. There are almost 2,000 marinas in Florida and Longboat Key Moorings Marina is one of about two dozen which are designated as Clean Marinas. In addition to the plaque, the marina also received a Clean Marina flag and a proclamation from the town of Longboat Key, the “Longboat Key Moorings Florida Clean Marina Award.”❑

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This is paradise for the boating enthusiast! Over 100’ of dock space with direct access to the bay. Elegant home with dramatic staircase and elevator, spectacular master suite, kitchen/family room with fireplace, marble floors, heated pool and spa. Call Tom or Andy Cail (941) 954-5454 www.cails.com

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Charming Mediterranean style newly renovated home. Wide water view, dock and lift. Split plan. Caged pool and outdoor kitchen. Gracious living in an incomparable location. Call Ann Martin 388-4447.

Spectacular vistas of the sparkling azure waters of Sarasota Bay. Beautifully appointed residence offers master suite with fireplace, study and gym. 3 guest suites. 4-car garage. Terraced bay side disappearing edge pool w/cabana & kitchen. Protected Dockage. Call Ann Martin 388-4447.

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Jane Vernon and Robert Mastrippolito are proud to participate in the Clean Marina program.

The audience applauds as the Clean Marina flag is raised.

Photos by Lusya Sullivan

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Surround yourself in luxury with this graciously appointed condo/hotel suite. The Resort at Longboat Key Club pampers you with fine dining, generous amenities and dramatic views of the Gulf, lagoon, tennis courts or golf course fairways. Great income potential Call Saint Cacchiotti or Gail Wittig 387-0533 or 800-581-3444.

Beautiful LBK home, light, bright and airy. Sunny southern exposure for its open pool & spa. 3BR, eat-in kitchen, French doors & tile floors. On a canal w/private boat dock. Near shopping & beach. Turnkey furnished and in a rental program. Call Jerry Thompson 3871875 or 383-6411.

Boating enthusiasts will love the location! Access to intracoastal waterway, 169 ft. of seawall w/2 docks & electric davits. This is a custom built home w/over 3,000 sq. ft. of living space. 3BR/4BA, library, extra rooms w/views. Great room w/fireplace, heated pool & screened lanai. Call Priscilla Quist 349-4058 or 388-3966.

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Sensational Sarasota Bay views in most of the rooms in this lovely low maintenance contemporary home in prestigious bayfront Country Club neighborhood. Three bedrooms, den, family room, game room, pool. Call Julie Evans at this number: 569-2082

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13 Avenue of the Flowers • Longboat Key Year Established: The florist opened in 1992. Owners: Its owners are Marjorie and Keith Miller and Nicole and Bill Edwards. Employees: The store is managed by Jennifer Thacker, who is also a designer. She has been a manager there for three years, but as a designer, for five. In season, Thacker works with Marilyn Parisi, who also is a designer. “She’s starting her third year,” said Thacker. Hours: The florist operates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Type of store: All the florist’s needs: vases, flowers, including flowers from Holland and Hawaii, and plants, wreaths, a variety of baskets, teddy bears, gourmet baskets and fresh fruit. “One of our specialties is the orchid plant — fresh and silk arrangements,” says Thacker. “We can do it all,” she adds Thacker, “It’s not your run-ofthe-mill florist,” she proudly says. Most expensive item, work: “It’s unlimited,” says Thacker of the prices for the arrangements. But vases can range from $3 to $280. Least costly item: A stem of daisies sells for $1.50. Favorite book: “My favorite book is ‘Beach Music’ by Pat Conroy,” says Thacker. “I’ve read it three times, it’s amazing — you’ll cry, you’ll laugh.” Favorite movie: Her favorite movie is “The Great Santini,” whose location is the same place she lived for nine years. It is based on the book by Pat Conroy, whom she met several times.

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Store Manager Jennifer Thacker has been with the company since 1992, working at its Sarasota branch before coming here. “He’s quite famous,” she says. “It’s based on a fighter pilot under whom my husband had served,” she says. What you like best about this area?: “The beach, the water, water, ocean — love it. We’re very blessed to live here, aren’t we?” she asks. What you like least?: “The traffic during season, oh boy, that’s hard,” she sighs. Best business advice ever received: “”Customers come first,” she says. What is the most challenging part

about running a business?: “Making everybody happy,” she replies. Where are you from and how did you end up here?: Thacker has lived all over the world because she’s “a retired military wife of 23 years” and “she loved every minute of it,” she shares. “We were both raised in Sarasota and we moved back here.” If you could reincarnate, what would you be?: “Me — I like myself,” she says smiling. — Lusya Sullivan

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OYSTER BAY LAKEFRONT- 1/2 acre of privacy. Old world style 4BR/4.5BA, large pool, family room and office. Formal living and dining rooms. Storage galore. The essence of quality throughout. $1,650,000 ST. ARMANDS, WASHINGTON DR. - 2 lots plus large architect designed home near beach, fine restaurants and shops. Call for survey. $1,000,000

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Realty locates on LBK A mother-son team from Pittsburgh has acquired Sarasota Realty. With Prudential’s name, they see themselves fitting between Michael Saunders & Co. and Coldwell Banker. BY SEAN ROTH The Gulf Coast Business Review

A mother-son team from Pittsburgh has acquired the assets of Sarasota Realty and entered Longboat Key and Sarasota’s luxury residential real estate market by opening Sarasota’s second Prudential real estate franchise. Helen and Scott Sosso, 52 and 25, respectively, announced last week their acquisition and the opening of Prudential Palms Realty. To be headquartered on Longboat Key, Prudential Palms will become Prudential’s second outlet in Sarasota. Prudential Cascade Realty is based on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota.

With their acquisition of Sarasota Realty’s assets completed at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, the Sossos took over seven of Sarasota Realty’s offices, the company’s listings and 100 employees (92 agents and eight support staff) and became one of the top five Sarasota real estate companies in terms of commercial and residential sales volume. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Sossos, who have owned property in the area since 1977, will be similar to another prominent mother-and-son team in the area — Michael and Drayton Saunders of Michael Saunders & Co. fame. Like Saunders, Mrs. Sosso has worked in the real estate business for 25 years, co-owning her own real estate company, a Pittsburgh-based Prudential franchise that has more than $1 billion in annual sales. The franchise, which has been named one of the top brokerages in the country, has grown from 10 offices to 22 during Mrs. Sosso’s tenure and currently has about 550 agents. Mrs. Sosso was recognized by the Pittsburgh

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Realtor Association as its “2001 Realtor of the Year,” and she was listed as one of the top 100 Most Powerful Women in Real Estate by Realtor Magazine. She currently owns a home in the Queens Harbor neighborhood of Longboat Key. Mrs. Sosso’s son, Scott, says they have been eyeing the Sarasota/Manatee market since 1997, calling on several real estate companies in the hope of finding a Scott Sosso seller. “We know this market very well,” the younger Sosso says. “Why now? The opportunity just presented itself.” In addition to taking on Sarasota Realty’s seven offices, Prudential Palm has leased space for its temporary corporate headquarters at 240 S. Pineapple Ave. Sosso says the company will lease a more permanent location in about 2,900 square feet in Mediterranean Plaza on Longboat Key in the next two weeks. Helen Sosso Sosso says the company plans to add another eight to 10 administrative staff people as well as recruit new agents. Not surprisingly, Sosso said his company will focus on the luxury home market. “Everybody wants to go after that market,” Sosso says. “It is how you position yourself in the market (that can make you successful). A key point of difference is our corporate identity. We have a corporate presence with local autonomy. We have the name of Prudential with local expertise. We are in between Michael Saunders and Coldwell Banker.” The younger Sosso will head the family’s operations here. He has been a licensed broker for seven years and holds mortgage and insurance licenses. In the Pittsburgh company, he developed a concierge program in 1999, which is now producing $3.5 million to $4 million in annual sales. He also developed a senior services program that works with seniors making the transition to assistedliving facilities. But what he is most proud of is his work with technology. “That is really my forte,” Sosso says. “My job was to scour the market and see what actually works. To find things that would actually help the agents and not slow them down.” Sosso says he implemented about four to five new computer programs in Pittsburgh designed to help streamline transactions. One feature of the programs is that they allow buyers and sellers to check the status of a transaction over the Internet in real time. He is planning to implement similar computer programs locally. “My main focus is going to be on growing the company,” Sosso says, “as well as building up the mortgage and title (business). We will focus on Sarasota in the short term. In the long term, we want to move up into Tampa and Orlando. We are looking to have a big regional company, not just a local company.” Patti Bronkie, formerly manager of Sarasota Realty, will stay on to manage the new company. ❑

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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 www.longboatlife.com and complimentary monthly newsletter. All of which are part of her award winning Relationship Marketing program that has placed her among the top H% 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.

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Design studio assists luxury tower residents baths and other facilities that are being built at The Tower Residences. The vignettes are complete with luxury appliances along with all fittings and finishes down to the finest detail. A design consultant is also available by appointment. The design studio is located at 1505 State St. and is open by appointment only. 364-8884. ❑

Purchasers of condominium homes in the new Tower Residences at The RitzCarlton, Sarasota are provided a special service not available to most homebuyers. An exclusive design studio has been opened by the Tower developer and homebuilder, WCI Communities Inc. WCI has constructed life-sized vignettes of luxury kitchens, elegant service bars, opulent

FABULOUS BAY FRONT HOME Direct Bay front home with gorgeous Bay views and a terrific location within walking distance to St. Armands Circle and the beach. This European-style home has over 4000 sq ft, 20 ft ceilings, granite counter tops in kitchen, marble flooring, raised pool with terrace and boat dockage. Go to www.longboatlife.com for a virtual tour. $2,495,000.

PROMENADE WITH GULF VIEWS Largest 2 bedroom, split plan condominium on the sunset side of the building with absolutely gorgeous Gulf views. The location within the building is one of the best, almost direct beachfront. This exclusive complex provides exercise & clubrooms, Har-Tru tennis, great security & concierge. Go to www.longboatlife.com for a virtual tour. $819,900.

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LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING You would expect to pay much more for this spacious remodeled St. Armands home. 5-6BR/4.5BA & a separate apt. w/kitchen. 3,800 sq. ft. on approx. 1/4 acre. Call Duane Henderson at 7244703#221877..........................$539,900

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 www.longboatlife.com for a virtual tour. $599,000. 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 www.longboatlife.com for a virtual tour. $475,000.

ST ARMANDS TREASURE Beautifully landscaped 3BR/3BA home w/recently updated kitchen, bath & more. Warm tropical feel of “old” Florida on quiet side of circle. Spacious great room. Call Duane Henderson at 7242800#81876............................$564,900 ST ARMANDS 1BR/1BA turnkey furnished, ground floor unit. Bright open light. Heated pool & spa, cartport and extra storage. Call Dee Dee Burke at 383-5577#222566.................$183,000

WHITNEY BEACH CONDOMINIUM This condo is located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north end with deeded access to a gorgeous white sand beach right across the street. Boat dockage available. Go to www.longboatlife.com for photos. $190,000.

LONGBOAT KEY GARDEN HOME This home is a 4 minute walk to the whitest sand beach on the key and is so pretty, it feels like an English cottage inside and out with flowers, plants and fountains everywhere. Go to www.longboatlife.com for a virtual tour. $449,000

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WONDERFUL KEY WEST HOME Situated on Anna Maria Island is this new, 4 BR plus den island home with its own boat dock and lift in the backyard and located 1 blocks from a gorgeous white sand beach. The home has fabulous COUNTRY CLUB SHORES JEWEL amenites. Go to www.longboatlife.com Located in the Country Club Shores boat- for a virtual tour. $839,000. ing community on the southernmost PROMENADE CONDOMINIUM shores of Longboat Key with a dock and Two bedroom condominium with views lift. Elegantly designed, this home from every room of the Gulf and a peek of includes a great room design with expansive views of the caged pool plus the canal. the bay. Go to www.longboatlife.com for a Go to www.longboatlife.com for a virtual virtual tour. SALE PENDING $585,000. tour. $849,000 SUNSET BEACH W/GULF VIEWS RARE BANYAN BAY CONDO Direct Gulf views from all the rooms in Turnkey furnished and remodeled Banyan this 1450+ sq ft, 2 BR condominium. Go Bay Condo. Go to www.longboatlife.com for to www.longboatlife.com for a virtual a virtual tour. SALE PENDING $359,000. tour. SALE PENDING $579,000

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Turtle watch

Nest digging an exciting part of season Want to come along and watch? We’re as they can for the ocean. The Turtle going to “dig” a nest. Watch Team waits for a few days after this What does that mean, “dig” a event takes place and comes back nest? This is the most exciting at about 7 p.m. to “dig” the nest. part of the turtle nesting season One member of the permitted — when the nests that have group removes the covering sand been so laboriously laid by the very carefully and gets down to mature female turtle start to the eggs. The used up eggshells hatch. This takes place approxiare put to one side to be counted mately 60 to 70 days after the afterwards, because that will tell nest is laid. us how many hatchlings emerged Late at night, the baby turtles from the nest. Then quite freclimb out of the nest cavity and, quently a few live baby turtles are found at the bottom and they are if their surroundings are nice, SANDERS and dark (as they should be), rescued and put in a pail of sand the young will be guided by the moonlight to be released later that same evening when it’s dark. on the water and they will scramble as fast

by Virginia

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The picture with this report shows a very happy Rose Anne Roche who is the “digger” of the evening. She was very excited because this was her first time. Many people crowded around the site to watch and to learn. This was nest no. 7 and 92 empty eggshells were counted, which said that 92 hatchlings crawled to the sea as they are meant to do. And then, way at the bottom, one live turtle was brought up to be released after dark. This whole process gets repeated many times until the season ends. Right now, on the Manatee County portion of the Key, we have a total of 83 nests laid so far. Out of these, 25 were ready to be evaluated (as explained above). Out of the 25, three were inundated with water from the storms and high tides and there were no hatchlings. Twenty-two nests hatched successfully and out of these, 49 live babies were rescued from the nest bottoms and released. On the Sarasota County portion of the

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WEATHER

Key, we’ve had 118 nests laid so far this season, and out of a total of 5,153 eggs laid, 4,250 hatchlings made it back to the Gulf waters. That’s the good news. The sad news is that on the south half of our Key, 13 nests became disoriented upon hatching due to excessive lighting in the area. The northern part of the Key had six such disorientations. When this happens, these poor little animals rarely survive because they get lost on the beach, dehydrate and die, or get run over by a car or carried off and eaten by a predator. Occasionally, one or two get rescued. This is why the Turtle Watchers try so hard to get the proper lighting message across. The town’s code-enforcement

officers are just wonderful at getting the lighting message out. There are a great many locations on the beach that are doing such an excellent job of complying with the town’s lighting ordinance, that we want to give a special commendation to those in Sarasota County for their outstanding level of cooperation. Next month I will list those in Manatee County. Thank you one and all. Your efforts are truly appreciated. Freda Perotta, left, helps Rose-Anne Roche (the digger) count the empty turtle egg shells as Caroline and Spencer Ferguson-Dryden, 4-year-old twins, look on in fascination.

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. ❑

Virginia Sanders

WEATHER STATISTICS AND TIDES Sun., Aug. 18 Mon., Aug. 19 Tues., Aug. 20 Wed., Aug. 21 Thurs., Aug. 22 Fri., Aug. 23 Sat., Aug. 24

High Temp. 91 91 90 90 92 90 93

Low Temp. 76 77 77 74 76 75 77

Record High 101 (1996) 99 (1997) 97 (1997) 98 (1992) 99 (1996) 98 (1993) 97 (1996)

Record Low 72 (1986) 71 (1986) 73 (1984) 72 (1989) 71 (1984) 72 (1984) 72 (1987)

Humidity 72% 69% 87% 79% 45% 58% 65%

Rainfall TRACE 0.00 0.00 0.70 0.90 TRACE 0.00

Thurs., Aug. 29 Fri., Aug. 30 Sat., Aug. 31 Sun., Sept. 1 Mon., Sept. 2 Tues., Sept. 3 Wed., Sept. 4

Morning Tides High Low 4:39 11:22p 5:11 11:30p 5:50 (none) 6:50 (none) 8:09 (none) 9:28 (none) 1:21 4:52

Evening Tides High Low 6:12 12:18 7:47 1:33 (none) 2:56 (none) 4:19 (none) 5:25 (none) 6:18 10:37a 7:04

From The Longboat Observer weather station

Rainfall: Year-to-date 2002 2001 26.27 in. 41.86 in.

Month-to-date Average Water 2002 2001 Temp.: 86 5.69 4.09 in.

Moon phases: First Qtr. Sept. 13

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Sportscards

How many years have you played tennis? “Three and a half years,” says Williamson. “I started to play tennis when my husband, James, and I moved here from Davis, Calif.” What is your best swing — serve, backhand, etc.? “My backhand,” says Williamson, which is quite unusual in tennis. She explains, “I keep my eye on the ball better with my backhand.” What is your specialty? Singles? Doubles? Williamson’s specialty is women’s doubles. What kind of racket do you use? “A Head TIS6,”says Williamson, which sounds very technical. She adds, “It’s the number-one selling racket in America — or so they claim.” What is one thing you’d like to improve? “My forehand volley,” replies Williamson, “but tennis pros Dave Sparks and Kay Thayer are working on it with me.”

Emily Walsh

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Format: Even Holes Tuesday, Aug. 13 A Flight 1st 2nd 3rd (tie) B Flight 1st 2nd 3rd 4th (tie)

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Ongoing classes Aug. 28 — Sept. 3 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: 8 a.m. Mon., Wed. and Fri. Bridge: • Duplicate games are held at 1:15 p.m. Tues. and Thurs.

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What do you like most about playing tennis on Longboat Key? “What’s not to like?” says Williamson. “We have great weather, great courts, great people and great tennis pros. It just doesn’t get better than that.” — Emily Walsh

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Format: One Best Ball of 4 Tuesday, Aug. 20 JoAnn Iaria, Joyce Steele, Jeanne Winston — 62 Virginia L. Allen, Barb Breen, Ellen S. Fedder, Barbara Gilman — 66 Dolores Griege, Jeanie Lunn, Margaret Roberts — 68

Any advice or tips for other players? “Keep your head still and keep your eye on the ball,” advises Williamson.

Since 1939

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What is your funniest flub-up? Williamson quips, “I can think of funny things that happened to other players but not any funny flub-ups that happened to me.”

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Who is the person you’d most like to meet on the court? “My all-time favorite tennis player is Boris Becker,” whom Williamson was able to see play at the Longboat Key Club Miracle Match tournament. She adds, “When he was playing he was an all-out player, diving for the ball and rolling on the ground just to hit the ball. He was awesome.”

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What is your most glorious moment in a match? “During a Tri-city league match my tennis partner and I were down 1-5. The other team was serving for the set and we came back and won 7-5. So we ended up winning the match, because we had won the first match. That was a good moment,” recalls Williamson.

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THURSDAY AUGUST 29, 2002 25B

BRIDGE

Deal us in

Selling Sarasota Successfully!

Pat & Tom Hanly

Dealer: South Vulnerable: Both

Hopeless Donna Warne of Stuart, Fla., sent me this week’s hand and writes: “Playing South, I pushed into a hopeless game only to find that, thanks to the duplication in clubs, even a contract of two hearts would be difficult. A spade lead would have sealed my fate, but West gave me some hope by leading a trump. “I played low from the dummy and East’s king was taken by my ace. So far so good, but there was still no hope. Crossing to the heart queen in order to dispose of a spade on the club ace could not succeed. Therefore, I led a low diamond towards the queen and West put up the king and faced his moment of truth. “It seemed to him that I must have one of the top spades to justify my bidding and led another trump to cut down diamond ruffs. I won with dummy’s queen and threw a spade on the club ace and cashed the diamond queen. I ruffed a club and ruffed a diamond. Another club ruff permitted me to draw the missing trump and take two diamond tricks, making a highly improbable game.” My un-favorite lead, when in doubt — lead trump. This time the forcing notrump bid by North, wins. A spade lead certainly would hurt.

by Donna SWAN

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

Winners

West ♠Q64 ♥ 10 7 2 ♦K6 ♣KJ984

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, family room, outside kitchen, pool, spa, dock. $2,195,000 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Under construction 3BR Suites, 3.5BA, elevator, family/media room. Unique design, pool, spa, dock. 4 car garage. $2,295,000 BIRD KEY - Almost complete - 2 story, floating staircase, 5BR/5.5BA, family room. Home theater, pool, spa, dock. $2,875,000 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Bayfront lot 20,000+ sq ft. Build your dream house. $2,195,000 BIRD KEY - New garden home - 3-4BR/3BA, pool & spa. Outside kitchen. Fantastic open design. $1,195,000 BRAND NEW LISTING - COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - 2nd in from bay. 3-4BR/3BA, deep canal, ACT NTR O caged pool, fantastic views. Great opportunity to C R E UND remodel or build new luxury home. $1,150,000 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, family room, spanning over 4400 sq. ft. Great opportunity. $1,350,000 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - New construction 2nd in from bay 4BR/5.5BA open kit & family room on 1.5 lots with 180’ of seawall. $2,750,000

The Bidding: South 1♥ 2♦ 4♥

West Pass Pass All pass

North 1 NT 3♥

East Pass Pass

Opening lead: 2 ♥ 4. Helen Schweyer and Jeanne Stafford 5. Cele Schwartz and Carolyn Allworth LONGBOAT KEY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Thursday, Aug. 22 Overall Winners 1. Trudy and Al Florin 2. Ruth and George Neumann Herb Grant and David Wecksler (tie) 3. Ann Halpin and Lois Auerbach 4. Cele Schwartz and Polly Kaatz 5. Helen Schweyer and Carolyn Allworth 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. ❑

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LONGBOAT KEY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Tuesday, Aug. 20 Overall Winners 1. Ruth and George Neumann 2. Jill Green and Marge Sagman Lois and Robert Auerbach (tie) 3. Herb Grant and David Wecksler

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1998 S10 Pick up Truck, $4,900 o/b/o. 1997 Cheyanne Truck, $7,995. Call Ted: 302-3840 or 378-7653.

Alterations/Upholstery

ALTERATIONS, GENERAL SEWING and custom clothing. Fittings and measurements done in your own home and delivered to you. 1994 MERCEDES BENZ C220 4/door... Please call Marie, 387-2348. White/grey, fully loaded, automatic, moon roof, alloy wheels, dealer serviced, low ALTERATIONS. WE are proud to provide mileage. Priced to sell, $10,800. Please call the BEST alteration service in the 941-387-0324 for viewing appointment. Manatee and Sarasota area. We deliver the highest quality of work. PARADISE TWO 1988 Mercedes 420, 300. Must sell! COIN LAUNDRY, 7466 Cortez Road West, $4,900 and $5,900. Call Ted: 302-3840 or 795-1657. 378-7653. ISLAND UPHOLSTERY. Furniture, cushions, etc. Repair and restoring 1997 CADILLAC Catera, 38K/miles. Under antiques. 121 Bridge St. Free warranty. $11,900. 371-0188. estimates! 778-4335. A CLASSIC CAR for a classic person. 1978 Rolls Royce, Silver Shadow II, 4/door, black, Announcements carnelian interior. 373-0499/daytime and STORE LIQUIDATION SALE! Lease is up, 755-6088/eves./weekends. I’m moving. All furniture and accessories. Cost +10%. Scott Howard Interiors, NATIONWIDE MARKETING of your high 1630 Main St., Sarasota. For information, value vehicle: car, boat, plane. (941) 927-6637. E-mail: inmotion@comcast.net call 373-0499.

Auto Transport

Antiques

CNA/COMPANION IS seeking employment. Reliable, honest and has good sense of humor. 20/years experience. References. Call Pam 741-8999. LICENSED CNA w/local references, 30+ years experience. All phases of Hospice care. Aurora, 941-749-1932. A-1 CARE for your loved ones. Assistance, cleaning, cooking and errands. 20/years experience. Top references. 941-729-7711.

Boat Charter

HOME HEALTH assistant for you and/or 1993 JEEP Sahara. New soft top, 54K/mi. your loved ones, including your household Excellent condition. $5000/firm. 383-6485. needs. 753-2113. Certified. References. JAGUAR 2001 XK8 Convertible. Black/black NURSING HOME ALTERNATIVE on St. “The Babe”. She’s gorgeous w/all options. Armands Circle. Call Dr. Carlstrom. Wife says must go. 1,300/miles, $63,500. 388-4408 or 685-2220. 941-650-0429.

Adult Care

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

ELDER CARE, one-on-one in my private home. Excellent references. 955-3637.

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RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer. Drive your car to the North and back. References. 941-778-5381 AUTO TRANSPORT state to state. Insured, professional, N/S driver w/clean record. Reasonable rates. References available. (941) 545-5325.

CLASSIFIEDS WORK SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE LONGBOAT OBSERVER

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.

LIQUID LIMOUSINE LUXURY CABIN CRUISER U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain and vessel are at your disposal for fun on the water. Call LONGBOAT LIMOUSINE 383-1235 1-800-525-4661 See it @ www.longboatlimousine.com

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

BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE KEY...CLASSIFIEDS FOR BOTH THE LONGBOAT OBSERVER, AND THE EAST COUNTY OBSERVER ARE JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY...

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HOME-ALONE? The leading home-watching service providing the widest array of services.

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We’ll watch your home when you leave it behind!

364-9516 MASONARY REPAIRS WATER-PROOFING

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING FLAT ROOFS

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

387-7886

Kelli Dougan, LMT

Weekly Inspections • Monthly Reports Bonded • Insured

383-4591

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Your Handyman Services Company REMEMBER WHEN DAD CAME OVER AND FIXED ALL THE LITTLE THINGS THAT NEEDED FIX’IN AROUND THE HOUSE? THOSE DAYS ARE BACK!! ONE OF OUR SKILLED “SENIOR” WORKERS WILL COME TO YOUR HOME. MAKE A LIST AND CALL 383-2894

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Boat Sales, Service & Storage

Cleaning Services

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SMALL BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE. Vacation or long term. On trailer or in-water. Private launch ramp. Fresh water wash. Minutes to LBK, Gulf, gas, bait, restaurants. Also, bottom painting. Capt. John’s Marina. 941-792-2620.

Boat Slips for Rent/Sale BOAT SLIP for rent. Deep water, north end of Key. Reasonable. Call after 6p.m. 383-0211.

YOUR YACHT IS BEAUTIFUL! DOESN’T IT DESERVE A BEAUTIFUL HOME?

Computer Services

✓ CLEANING SERVICE. Offices, residents APPLE, iMac & Windows certified technician & yards. Responsible work guaranteed. available for upgrades, repairs & tutoring. Excellent references. Clarice & Gomes, Call Steven, 312-9317 927-8339 or 747-8521. IN HOME computer services. Senior friendly, training, installation, trouble shooting. Jules OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL CLEANING. Porchey, The Computer Man. 927-1428. Call 746-7332. COMPUTER OBEDIENCE Training. Is your HOUSE CLEANING, painting, handyman computer misbehaving? Will train your repair and odd job services. Reliable. computer to listen to you! Special $20/hour. References. Call Pete, 941-955-9952. FREE ADVICE. 545-7508. EXPERT HOUSECLEANING by Brazilian ladies. Reliable, meticulous and thorough. Crushed Shell Commercial welcome! Excellent references. GILLIS & GILLIS ENTERPRISES. Crushed, Please call 504-6157 or 371-9869. washed shell, top soil, landscaping service. We install shell driveways. Serving Sarasota  HOUSE CLEANING & organizational & The Keys since 1978. Fully licensed & services. Call Katie, (941) 704-4853. insured. 941-753-2954.

SECURE, DEEPWATER BOAT SLIPS IN A PROTECTED, GARDEN SETTING NEAR LONGBOAT’S NORTH END. AVAILABLE NOW FOR BOATS TO 60’.

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

HARBOUR VILLA CLUB MOORINGS (941) 383-9544

BETH’S SPARKLING CLEAN HOME CLEANING BUSINESS LOCAL/AREA REFERENCES 18/YRS. HOME CARE AND CLEANING EXPERIENCE

Help Wanted CAN YOU DIG FOR INFORMATION? Gulf Coast Business Review seeks part-time researcher for three-month project to update and complete annual Book of Lists. Must be accurate, proficient gathering data via telephone, fax, internet. Competitive compensation. Send qualifications to Matt Walsh: 383-7193; mwalsh@review.net

HOUSEKEEPER P/T, TRUSTWORTHY, experienced, well organized self-starter w/ability to multi-task. Someone who can Donations handle just about whatever comes along with DONATIONS NEEDED for family in need little supervision. Includes errands, light due to house destroyed by fire. Furniture, cooking, laundry/ironing, condo care. baby clothes, household items, etc. Pick-up Applicant must pass background check. Phone: 387-7676. available. 320-2983. HOME BUSINESS Opportunity. Improve your family’s financial future. PT/FT Free Info www.shoot4yourdreams.com 1-800-343-7601

Furniture

FUTON. ALL oak, honey finish, no metal, mission frame. 9/Layer foam mattress. Still in box. Cost, $525. Sell, $325. Can deliver. SPANISH TUTOR needed. Must be fluent in 941-761-2344. 941-488-4819 English and Spanish. Also, algebra tutor (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN PILLOW TOP needed. 356-2502. mattress set. Still in plastic, $150. Can LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 60/ft. boat slip. HOUSE CLEANING by experienced Brazil- deliver. 232-2544. SEEKING PART-TIME experienced help for Seasonal, $19.00 per foot. Monthly $23.00 ian ladies. Good references. Free estimates. Anna Maria Island Boutique and gift shop. per foot. Yearly $16.50 per foot, plus Please call Kiara 342-4243. (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN ORTHOPEDIC Please call 779-0527. electricity and sales tax. 383-2025/504-1232. plush mattress set. Still in plastic, $120. Can deliver. 232-2544. Hobbies SUPERB BOAT Slip for rent in high & dry indoor marina. In & out boat storage at its finest. Excellent south Longboat location, easy access to Bay and Gulf. Up to 30’ Call 371-1866

ORA PROFESSIONAL CLEANING

Caregiver/Companion

CAREGIVER. COMPASSIONATE, reliable team. Licensed and experienced. Excellent references. Providing quality 8-24/hrs., 7/days care. Valuable services, personalized info. 941-925-2331. NURSING ASSISTANT seeking position to care for your loved ones in their homes with tender loving care. Excellent references. Call Ermina, 377-3677.

☛ ☛ LOVING, HONEST lady available for caregiver/companion, housekeeping position. Longboat references. 349-8390. REFINED CAUCASIAN lady for your loved one. Reading, ence, appointments, shopping, movies, conversation, travel. 378-9458.

COMMERCIAL ✦ RESIDENTIAL CALL US FIRST...BEST PRICE AROUND!

Items For Sale

DISPLAYED, but never used, MODEL HOME FURNITURE: 4-piece bedroom suite, $259; sofa & love seat, $399; queen bed set, $199; full bed set, $159; twin bed set, EUROPEAN FAMILY CLEANING SERVICE $129; daybed complete w/pop-up trundle & 2 Low rates, experienced and insured. mattresses, $285; Futon and frame, $199. Delivery available. Builders, 753-7118. Commercial & Residential. 587-4540.

321-4261 ✦ 953-3144

DEPENDABLE HOUSE CLEANING. Reliable, honest, 13/yrs. experience. Call Linda, 923-3870.

companion correspondsightseeing, DAZZLE CLEANING, “personalized houseReferences. keeping, general cleaning and house checks to meet your needs. Lic./Ins. 379-6582.

WIDOWED WHITE female, 56 available for companionship, assistance, cooking, light duties, run errands, etc. 941-426-5008.

HITCHCOCK TRESTLE table with 2 leaves, HO TRAINS, houses, accessories. Bargain $450, new $2200. Four armchairs and prices! 941-379-9375. two straight chairs, $120/ea., new $450. Complete set: $800. Call 761-4051.

(1) BRAND NEW mattress set. Still deliver. 232-2544. (1) BRAND NEW mattress set. Still deliver. 232-2544.

COMMERCIAL GRADE chaise loungers, $20/ea. Pool chairs, $10/ea. Westchester Condominiums, 4825 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-1498. Mon., Weds. or Thurs. ONLY, between 10a.m.-1p.m.

SportsArt 805P Elliptical Trainer. Bargain for your gym or Christmas gift to your fitness KING PILLOW TOP fanatic friend! Brand new, still in box in plastic, $250. Can with warranty. Sells for $2,195. Offered here for $1500 o/b/o. View one at http://www.thefitnessstore.com/Qstore/p0007 FULL ORTHOPEDIC 35.htm Call Kay, 778-6879. in plastic, $130. Can

Items Under $200

Golf

RESPONSIBLE FEMALE is avail. Monday, Wednesday or Friday to clean your home. References. $15/hr. 941-739-1095.

Catering

4/BAVARIAN salad plates w/lattice work, $60. 8/French Havilland dinner plates, mint GOLF LESSONS, by USGTF professional. motif, $100. 4/Rosenthal egg holders Call Carol, 941-779-2429. w/covers, $40. 383-4699.

Help Wanted

Computer Services

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

LEARN TO operate your computer as easy as your telephone. 383-5372.

☛ CUSTODIAN, 30+/HOURS per week.

LIGHTING FIXTURES - 2/overhead direct wire, double florescents w/bulbs, 6ft.x8ft., $20/ea. 780-3547.

6:30-11:30a.m., Tues. through Sat. Must have transportation. Condominium on Lido 2/TWO DRAWER lateral, legal size cabinets, black, $50/ea. 383-9544, ext. 120. Key. 388-3541.

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Call for a Free Estimate or visit our Web Site at www.bandcrestoration.com

(941) 798-3644

Cell: (941) 724-5295

Carpet Cleaning

Licensed Mortgage Brokerage Business

IF YOU HAVE DIRTY CARPETS, YOU NEED TO CALL:

VISA OR MASTER CARD ACCEPTED

24 Hour Emergency Service • Water Damage • Fire/Smoke Damage • Crime Scene/Trauma Clean-up • Biomedical Waste

953-7032 • Licensed Transporter

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

Massage Therapy Marty Roca, LMT

C CUSTOM USTOM C CARPET ARPET C CLEANING LEANING S SERVICE ERVICE

WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION Jim and and Sandee Sandee Davis Davis Jim Owners Owners

For your convenience, I come to you! Chair massage also available

Bradenton (941) 746-6306 Sarasota (941) 922-1615

Serving Longboat Same owners sinceKey’s 1979 finest homes since 1979

LBKC Member SCT Member

License# MA32116

(941) 587-9690

Reasonable Rates

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Items Under $200 COCKTAIL TABLE. Beautifully grained black marble, 48” round, black iron twisted legs, 18” high, $175. 922-1327.

PASTEL PAINTING. Interior/exterior, neat, reasonable. Wallpaper/wallpaper removal. Supplying LBK clients w/over 12 years experience & customer service. Insured. MADDEN WING armchair, crushed velvet, Paul Passanant. 366-9434. light tan. Rarely used, ex. cond., $200. BRILLIANT PAINTING & HOME REPAIR. 955-6060. Professional and reliable! Licensed and WHITE BEDROOM set, 4/piece, $200. insured. 587-6945. 778-3320.





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.

LISTENER, CONVERSATIONALIST: Family, friends, professionals gone, not interested, can’t be bothered. Want a friendly ear to talk with. Complete privacy. Call Gene now for a free chat and rates. 941-518-6906.

WHIRLPOOL DRYER, Kitchenaide dishwasher. Both in perfect cond., $100/ea. EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN: Repairs, 383-8094. painting, landscaping, tile, carpentry, screening, fences, drywall, etc. Licensed. 1/TWIN BED mattress set, $65. 951-6022. Insured. Free estimates. Edson Bessa. SHELBY 5047 boat winch w/bracket for 941-730-6838. piling attachment, 1700/lb. capacity, $150. 365-7757. ROY’S CAR SERVICE LUXURY NON -SMOKING CARS Landscaping AVAILABLE & Lawn Services PRICES FROM LONGBOAT KEY TO: TAMPA AIRPORT, $70 FREE SNOW REMOVAL, and when its not SARASOTA AIRPORT, $25 snowing, I specialize in installing CRUSHED SHELL and ROCK yards, driveways and (941) 383-6642 walkways. Rip Rap, sand and mulch also (941) 366-7131 delivered and spread. Hauling available. Please call DAVID BANNIGAN at 794-6971 or cell at 504-7045.

Commercial Rentals & Sales

TILE-TILE-TILE

Professional Services

Maple student desk, $5. 383-8403. SMALL WURLITZER Funmaker Organ. Very good condition. $100, you move. 941-360-9053.

Remodeling & Home Improvements

Painting & Wallpapering

Call Neil Halfacre (941) 726-3077 LIC.

INS.

Roofing

  PRIME RETAIL/OFFICE LOCATION, Avenue of The Flowers, 1270/sq.ft.+/at $16/per square foot plus CAM. T. Mannausa & Co., Realtor. 365-1511, ext. 115.

Condos & Homes For Sale STUNNING WRAP AROUND bay views from 9th floor, 1700+/sq.ft., 2BR/2BA, 2 balconies. Impeccable condition. $559,000. MOTIVATED SELLER: Immaculate 3BR/2.5BA, 2/balconies, w/extra storage and stunning bay views. Downtown location. Pools, tennis, boat docks, 24/hr. security and more. Lowest price at $579,000. Joan Boltax, Michael Saunders & Co. 350-6390. CANAL FRONT, 3BR/2BA. Screened pool, boat dock, fireplace. Partial Bay view. $379,000. Vincent, 383-8860. A. Paradise Realty.

STATE CERTIFIED Roofing & General Contractor, FL. Professional Engineer, Roofing (all types), Remodeling, Repairs. PALMA SOLA. Largest bayfront home on Call DON for immediate response. 2/lots, 6BR/5.5BA, 3/stories, 6/car garage. 720-0794. Lic. CC-CO57977, CG-CO61519, Best value! By owner. $990,000. 795-4432. PE20374. VISA/MC. ☛ FOR SALE by owner. Spanish Main   BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA +den & screened repair specialists! Re-roofs! New roofs! lanai. New ceramic tile and carpet, loads of Tile Replacement! All work guaranteed! storage, beach access. Only $224,900. RC004206. 941/753-6879. Owner, 383-0034.

$479,900, 3000/SQ.FT. Detached 3BR townhouse on Longboat. Private elevator, double R.V.’s ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR/1/2BA garage, fireplace, furnished. Dennis Girard, Laundry apartment on LBK. First and last month rent, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. MOTOR HOME RENTALS. Try before you WASH N’FOLD, IRONING, ALTERATIONS. buy! Get away this Fall. Adventure RV $900. $450/mo. includes utilities. Call PALM PLACE, only 3/BR in the building. 224-6464. Comforters/$12. Residential & Commercial. Rentals, 371-9418 or 800-440-RENT. Completely redone. Spectacular view of bay. Linen Service. Self-Service. Clean and $534,900. Mapp Realty, 379-2448. attended. Open 7/days. Drop-off/pick-up Services Remodeling and delivery. PARADISE COIN LAUNDRY, SUTTON’S ODD Jobs Done Right. Fence $649,900 DIRECT Gulf front, Longboat, near & Home Improvements 7466 Cortez Road West, 795-1657. repair, new fence installation, painting, minor Publix, 2BR/2BA, on 6th floor. New kitchen SKILLED, HONEST, RELIABLE. Carpentry, repairs inside and outside. Paul: 752-1428 or w/granite countertops, new ceramic and flooring, freshly painted. Dennis Girard, Masonry Painting, Remodeling. Tons of experience. 730-8517. Darrell: 751-1560 or 730-0145. Central Park Realty, (941) 809-0041. References available. Call Steve Ivan, MASON, 25/YRS. experience. Glass block 941-780-2386. Taxi Service work, window sills, pavers, cinder block, $299,900 LONGBOAT VILLA w/boat slip, brick and tile. Walls built and repaired. ♦ ♦ ♦ CUSTOM RENOVATIONS. 25/years DON’T FEEL like waiting in the rain, heat direct canal frontage w/bay views, 2BR/2BA, Fireplaces. Licensed & Insured. 795-3034. experience as a highly skilled, dependable, and dust? Take a TAXI door to door. low condo fees, new ceramic, carpet and restoration/renovation expert, carpenter Reasonable rates!. Clean friendly, serving all paint, deeded beach access. Dennis Girard, Massage & fine finishing contractor. Kitchen and of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, as well Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. bathroom specialist. Repairs & Painting. as most airports. ➤ LONGBOAT KEY. Tiffany Plaza, fully ISLAND TRANSPORTATION Paul Beauregard, 779-2294. MASSAGE THERAPY furnished condo for sale. $475,000. 7am-3am (or by appt.) 779-2520.   (815) 562-2156. Marty Roca CERAMIC TILE $849,900. DIRECT GULF FRONT, behind (941) 587-9690 Supplied and Installed Tutoring the gates of Longboat Key Club. Top of the Lic. #MA32116 TUTORING AFTER school. French, Latin, line renovations and furnishings. Absolutely Best pricing on all brand name German, ESOL with experienced teachers. nothing to do! Stunning just doesn’t describe. For your convenience, I come to you! CARPETING & LAMINATES. $32/hr. Call 761-2675. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp. “Why pay retail” 941-809-0041. 10 Years Island Resident Commercial Rentals & Sales CHAMBER MEMBER LONGBOAT KEY, Seagate Club. For sale “We take care of our neighbors” IRINA OYKHERMAN Longboat Key by Owner Gulf front penthouse completely THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE Vicky’s Hallmark: Real moneymaker. $10K furnished 2BR/2BA, split design Spectacular PH# 366-6478 STEVE ALLEN FLOOR COVERING +value of merchandise. views of Gulf from every room. On-site CELL# 228-0304 Mixed-Use Building: Luxury 3BR/2BA apt. management. $669,000. No Brokers. 383-5381 INTRODUCTORY OFFER AVAILABLE & 5 offices. $1.5 million. (248) 642-4421. 726-1802 LIC. #MA 0020455 Sarasota HOUSE CALLS Beef O’Brady’s family sports bar & grill. Great location, lease, profits! $264,500. PELICAN HARBOUR N.W. Bradenton ☛ BILL GAREAU Building & Remodeling. BY OWNER All phases of home improvement. License Coin Laundry: Buy Fairway Center retail Miscellaneous condo unit, all equipment for $145K. #RBC0067087. Insured. 685-2244. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! Buy & Read SPECTACULAR OPEN BAY VIEW, Restaurant: Italian/beer/wine/pizza, good DIANETICS by L. Ron Hubbard. $7.99. Call ELEGANT, UPDATED, 2BR/2BA, mall lease. 30/Seats, easy to expand. $85K. 1-800-367-8788 or visit www.dianetics.org EXPERT TILE INSTALLATION Confidential Area WELL MAINTAINED UNIT. Jewelry, Fine Gifts: Well-located business. WITH CREATIVE SOLUTIONS DESIRABLE LOW RISE COMPLEX Moving Services $55K +value of merchandise. AND COMPETITIVE PRICING. W/LUSHLY LANDSCAPED GROUNDS, LONGVIEW REALTY - 383-6112 TENNIS, BOAT DOCKS, HEATED POOL,   DUNBAR’S MOVING. One item or FLOORS, COUNTERS, BACKSPLASHES, WALLS, MURALS. household. Lowest prices around, 25/years DEEDED BEACH ACCESS. experience. Specializing in antiques. Free LICENSED AND INSURED BEAUTIFUL RETAIL/OFFICE for rent directestimates! 727-4861. 941-387-9577 ly on Gulf of Mexico Dr., 400/sq.ft. Please ARTISAN TILE call 383-0883, 778-7987. Music (941) 383-2659 “THE MOST DISTINCTIVE ADDRESS” ✓ STEINWAY PIANO, 6/ft. Grand. Priced Avenue of the Flowers-Longboat Key. Join below appraisal, $8750. 493-8449. ROBERT HELD’S HANDYMAN & MORE! Publix, Eckerds and other exquisite shops. Answers for this week’s crossword Repairs, Installs, Tile, Vinyl, Improvements, 1665sq.ft. available. 1-800-940-6000. Painting & Wallpapering Window Cleaning & Rescreen. Dependable, The Sembler Co., Andy Carlson, Licensed ✦ GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT & PAPER friendly service. Call Monday thru Friday, R.E. Broker. SERVICES. Int./ext. painting, pressure 9a.m.-6p.m. for appointment. 758-8044. washing, wallpaper & faux painting. We PRIME OFFICE space available at the spray wicker. Prompt, reliable service at Centre Shops, Longboat Key. Call 387-3135. reasonable rates! Lic./Ins. Call Kevin. Cell CHECK IT OUT!! 704-7115 or 792-1646. 1515 MAIN ST. for rent. 2300sq.ft. retail We offer a w/850sq.ft. second floor apartment, contemCANFIELD PAINTING. Paint your house or porary with skylights. 383-0244. Classification Heading condo properly! Free estimates. InteriorExterior. References available. 364-8874. for any need you have! SUB LEASE quality office space. Approx. If a Classification Heading is 564/sq.ft. of office space divided into two PAINTING & GENERAL SERVICES CO. rooms and we’ll pay CAM charges through not showing, it is only because Father & Son Team. Handyman repairs, 7/31/03. $660/mo. Call Falls Company, there are no corresponding ads pressure washing, professional quality work. 779-2492, P.O. Box 1370, Anna Maria, All phases interior/exterior. Call Dan, for it at the time. Fl 34216 or stop by 9801 Gulf Dr., Suite 4, 8/29/02 954-2158. Anna Maria, FL 34216. Immed. availability.

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Condos & Homes For Sale

Condos & Homes For Sale

Mobile Homes

Rentals: Annual

SIESTA KEY PLUSH BEACHSIDE condo with pride of place. Designer decorated unit boasts Gulf frontage, 24/hour security. Tiled foyer, airy interior, light & airy spirit. Rec. room, very nice custom blinds, spacious bedrooms, extra large closets, 2BR/2BA. 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/2BA w/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. LONGBOAT KEY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION wonderful bayside community offers you a 3 bedroom waterfront home w/new dock and 10/lb. lift, pool and manicured jungle yard. Available for $998,000. INVESTMENT PROPERTY COMPLETELY RENOVATED! Four 2BR/2BA 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 further details. Available for $879,000.

PALMA SOLA penthouse condo, waterfront, 3BR/3BA plus family/loft, lanai, deep water boat dock. Newly renovated, approximately 2100/sq.ft., under building parking, view of Palma Sola Bay. By Owner. $329,000. 383-4146.

MOBILE HOME on Bowles Creek, 1BR/1BA, Florida room. Needs work. $5500. 727-3374.

501 DENARVAEZ, 3BR/2BA, $2000/mo. 760 DREAM ISLAND, 3BR/2BA, $2995/mo. LIDO AMBASSADOR, 1BR/1BA, $1050. LIDO HARBOUR, 2BR/2BA, $1300/mo. ST. ARMANDS, 2BR/2BA, $1250/mo. WOODMANS CHART, 2BR/2BA, $1250/mo.

Open House

FOR SALE BY OWNER. Canal front home, North end of Longboat Key. Priced reduced BY OWNER. Behind the gates of Longboat COLDWELL BANKER $80,000. Motivated seller $469,000. Brokers Key Club. Exquisite custom built 4BR/3BA LISA SNOW protected. High ceilings, large open floor home. Granite counter tops, marble floors, 388-5532 plan, tile and wood floors, brand new crown molding. Awesome entertainment unit www.floridarentalproperty.com/snow appliances, sailboat water, boat ramp, dock. in great room with soaring ceilings. Outside Private lush tropical setting, deeded beach kitchen and bar. Dock with lift on good access, 2/blocks from beautiful white sandy boating water. Offered at $1,199,000. Call beaches. Must see! Gulf of Mexico Dr. to RENAISSANCE/DOWNTOWN, 1BR/1BA. 383-2699 for appointment. Principals only... 601 Norton St. Open Sat. & Sun., 1-4p.m. 8th floor, urban view, beautiful new downtown high rise, walk to arts, dining, LONGBOAT KEY. Immaculate Gulf front Call (813) 832-4805 (813) 417-4805. events. Pool, health center, concierge. condo. Rare 3BR/2BA w/covered 2/car $1000/mo. 801-536-6868, days. parking. Great investment at $625,000. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY Mary Hellhake, 544-0763. Michael Saunders & Co. GRAND BAY BAYFRONT PARADISE OUTSTANDING VIEW! 8021 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 8TH FLOOR, 2+BR CASTILLIAN 4BR/2BA plus guest quarters, pool, $3500/MO LONGBOAT KEY lush tropical landscape, deep dockage, very private. GRAND BAY Sunsets on a spacious beach, $1,150,000 GREAT VIEW! 2BR/2BA, wide lanai. 4TH FLOOR, 2+BR/3.5BA Excellent move in condition. Open 1-4 $3500/MO Turnkey, tastefully furnished. Yvonne Higgins at See sunset from all rooms. Wagner Realty COUNTRY CLUB SHORES HOME Large heated pool, tennis court, 720-3879 2BR/2BA, FAMILY AND LIVING garage parking, security doors at ROOMS, LANAI, GARAGE. all entrances. OPEN HOUSE. Full open bay and Gulf STEVEN KEPECZ $1450/MO. Grounds and building in top shape. views from every room. Located on northern COLDWELL BANKER tip of Longboat Key. Short distance to beach 388-4433 BIRD KEY HOME $575,000 and brand new boat dock. New int./ext. SPACIOUS 4BR ON CANAL. For Sale By Owner paint. 430 North Shore Drive. Asking $539,900 LOOKING for the BEST? 15th LANAI, POOL, GARAGE, DOCK. Call 314-966-4443 $875,000. Saturday and Sunday, 1-4p.m. Floor unsurpassed downtown bay views. $3200/MO. Call Mike Migone or Tina Rudek, Wedebrock New everything, 2BR/2BA. Check no further! R.E. Co. 383-5543. CALL NOW. Dennis Girard, Central Park THE LONGBOAT CONNECTION, INC. Realty, 941-809-0041. BY OWNER REALTOR 724 MARBURY LANE Out-Of-State Property (941) 387-9709 LONGBOAT KEY, glorious Gulf views! 3BR/2BA, DOCK, CANAL FRONT, Gulf front, 2BR/2BA. Among multi-million BLUE RIDGE Mountains, N.C. Valle Crucis SCREENED LANAIS, 2/CARPORTS. dollar condominiums. Walking distance to custom home. Stone and cedar, gated 3BR/2.5BA CONDO, unfurn. Harborside Dr. $575,000 shops and restaurants. Granite countertops, community, 2.4/acres. Excellent location, Large rooms, screened lanai, golf course BROKERS PROTECTED marble flooring. Offered at $699,900. Please cool mountain breezes. Too many features! view, 2/car garage. $2000/mo. Call Sharon, 383-0280 call 374-3200. Motivated seller. Call for details, Wagner Realty, 383-5577. 704-483-2045. SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, free standing BEAUTIFUL 1BR/2BA condo, Longboat. LIDO BEACH/ST. ARMANDS, 2BR/2BA 2BR/2BA villa. Enclosed lanai, beach & bay $199,000. Creative financing. Immediate condo. Third floor, across from Gulf, unfurn., Rentals: Annual access, community pool & docks, $255,000. closing. Chip Waterman, 957-4663. pool, covered parking. 6/Months or longer. 383-8860. By Owner. DOLPHIN TOWERS, 1BR/2BA, 11th floor, $1350/mo. Available now! Call owner SUNSET BEACH, LBK. Penthouse Bay view. $1200/mo. Mapp Realty, 359-9559. unit, 2BR/2BA, w/full Gulf view, designer (941) 379-2448. BAYFRONT, OPEN SUNDAY 1P.M.-4P.M. Priced to sell! Spectacular water views from decorated. Turnkey furnished. $649,000. BAY VIEW, 2BR/2BA. One Watergate, ☛ ☛LONGBOAT KEY, 801 Broadway, unfurnished, steps to the Ritz. $1400/mo. every room, 2BR/2BA, next to the Ritz. (727) 937-3488. 2BR/1.5BA. $1250/mo. +utilities. Horizon No pets. 373-0302. $357,200. Lease or lease option also avail. LET ME E-MAIL YOU SOME LISTINGS. Realty. 778-0426. Maya International, 941-955-5252. dennis@centralparkrealtycorp.com. Dennis DOWNTOWN, RINGLING Park. Unique, EN PROVENCE, 3BR +family room. Fabu- large 4BR/2BA. Includes bonus in-law suite, $429,900 LONGBOAT Key, 2BR/2.5BA Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. lous views in premiere condo community. Townhouse with Bay views. Top of the line new A/C, renovated, fireplace, W/D. Small Call Cheryl Loeffler, Coldwell Banker pet O.K. $1500/mo. +security includes lawn renovations and furnishings, Travertine WATER CLUB Previews. 383-5000. marble throughout, garage. Big income service. 941-316-0169. BRIGHTON MODEL here. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 3BR/1BA CANAL FRONT. Bring your boat! 941-809-0041. AVE. Beautifully Short stroll to powdery white beaches and GULFSTREAM/PALM REDUCED $100,000! renovated, unfurnished condo, 2BR/2BA, beautiful Joan Durante Park. Annual $214,900 SPANISH Villa on Longboat. Have pool, cable, water, W/D. $1750/mo. Will $1650/mo. Available Sept. 1st. 725-2826. TRUE 3BR FLOOR PLAN your own boat slip, 2BR/2BA, low condo consider option to buy. 366-1062. fees. Exterior is maintenance free, even your W/10’ CEILINGS. ENJOY THE BAY SUNSETS in this sleekly lawn. Deeded beach access. Dennis Girard, UNIT HAS FULL GULF & BAY VIEWS furn 2BR/2BA luxury penthouse next to the SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. turnkey furnished, beach & bay access, FACING N.W. OVERLOOKING Ritz. 914-1055. community pool. Also available seasonally. THE POOL. 2/OPEN BALCONIES, LIDO BEACH, high rise, furnished or 383-8860. DESIGNER DECORATED W/2 DEEDED RARE FIND unfurnished, 2BR/2BA. Mostly white decor & UNDER BUILDING PARKING SPACES. AT THE CASTILLIAN kitchen, excellent condition, elegant lobby, SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, OVERLOOKING GULF. heated pool. S.E. exposure. Available furnished, beach & bay access, community $1,790,000. $575,000 immediately, $1200/mo. annual, or minimum pool, quiet community, $1800/mo. Also available seasonally. 815-675-9333 or CALL MARY LANE @ 3/mo. rental available. 388-2922. CALL ANDREW VAC E-mail: dpiggot@mindspring.com. SANDRA LEE LABARRE REALTORS REMAX EXCELLENCE ✓ LIDO BEACH CLUB condo. Premiere LIDO BEACH house, 2BR/1BA. W/D, 795-2300 383-9700 PRINCIPALS ONLY location, 2BR/2BA. Avail. October, 2002. screened lanai, spacious gated front and Unfurnished. $2000/mo. (941) 342-6271. back yards (shell). $1100/mo. +utilities. DIRECT GULF FRONT! Penthouse unit in 388-5425 or 544-5661. the prestigious “Beaches” of the Longboat LAKEWOOD RANCH. Executive home, BY OWNER Key Club. 2BR/2BA, private beach, heated 4BR/3BA, den, pool, child safety fence, 1/yr. BUTTONWOOD COVE, 2BR/2BA, open bay 2BR/2BA pool. Incredible Gulf views. Motivated Seller, old. Pool/lawn service. $2750/mo. 371-9387. view, direct beach access, pool, tennis, racquet ball, covered parking. $1800/mo. price slashed $100,000 to $695,000. GULF FRONT CONDOMINIUM Real Estate Company, Call Mike Bridges @ Re/Max Properties, THE INLETS on salt water canal, Wedebrock AT THE CASTILLIAN 3BR/2.5BA, livrm, dinrm, famrm, study, W/D, 383-5886. 954-5454. ON LONGBOAT KEY. 2/car garage, heated pool and spa, 35/ft. $485,000 DOLPHIN TOWERS, panoramic Bay view, dock and use of 24/ft. cabin cruiser. Includes Rentals: 2BR/2BA. Private balcony, secured building lawn and pool service, pest control and basic FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Seasonal & Vacation cable. Unfurnished. Annual lease, $2300/mo. and parking, pool. Centrally located, AND VIEWING, PLEASE CALL: minutes away from cultural activities. Call Mario, 703-503-1867. SEAPLACE, 2BR/2BA. Beautiful Gulf views. 407-298-2525 Owner financing. (508) 548-8685; FAX: LONGBOAT KEY. Live in paradise! Canal All amenities. Available January through (508) 457-1687. front home w/boat dock, 2/blocks from April. (561) 995-1966. deeded beach access. Cathedral ceilings, ☛ DOWNTOWN DIRECT bay view! New skylights, architect inspired designs, lush BEAUTIFUL SEA PINES. LBK, 2BR/2BA, Lots & Acreage For Sale building w/pool, 1BR/1BA, fitness center, tropical foliage. 3BR/2BA w/screened lanai. 1st floor, Gulfside, on the beach. Excellent media room, concierge and more. $259,900. condition! Avail. Oct. thru Dec., $3000/mo. Joan Boltax, Michael Saunders & Co., LONGBOAT KEY 3/LOTS; C-1 zoning. $2400/mo. 383-2445. $400,000 each. General Harris St. Longview Jan., $4000/mo. Non-smokers. No pets. 350-6390, anytime. Realty, Richard Estrin. 383-6112. ☛ BAYVIEW POOL HOME, 3BR/2BA, 941-925-3027. Acgiever2@aol.com. unfurnished, seawall, canal/bay view. Bright, MANATEE RIVER! Beautiful 2BR/2BA YOUR LOTS & ACREAGE FOR open great room, 2/car garage. $2500/mo.  LBK, SEAGATE. Mid unit, Gulf front, condo w/dock and lift. 2/Covered parking. SALE AD HERE! Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 2BR/2BA. 3-4/mo. minimum. Owner $180,000. Denise Fleese, Gulf-Bay Realty. CALL 383-5509 383-5886. 617-244-3886. Licensed Real Estate Broker. 941-504-5211.


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CASA DEL MAR

UNIQUE BEACH access at Seaplace. 2BR/2BA, sleeps 4. First floor walk out, 50ft. to ocean beach, garden view, fully furnished, non-smoking. Tennis courts and 2/pools. Avail. Oct.-Nov. $1300/mo., Feb. $3550/mo. Agent: Greta Landis, 706-746-3799 or E-mail: dlandis@rabungap.org.

☛ BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA canal front home, AVAILABLE BY the month, 2BR/2BA condo

sailboat water, in a lush, tropical setting. Just overlooking bay. Steps from beach. Avail. 2/blocks from the beach. Please call Nov., Dec., Jan. 1-941-383-1930. (813) 832-4805. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, LBK. 3BR/2BA, 2/car, heated pool, deep canal, dock, boat lift, private beach access. 727-848-4100.

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

☛ ☛ SEAPLACE, LBK. SPECTACULAR

RESORT CONDOMINIUM

GULF VIEW! Available from Aug. 15th to Oct. 20th, 2002. 2/BR, decorator furnished, all amenities. Reduced to $1100/mo. 388-5032.

WEEKLY RENTALS GULF FRONT/GULF VIEW

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WATER VIEW! Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, gated community, luxury condo. Turnkey, pool, tennis. Sept. thru Dec., 2002 & BANYON BAY Club, 2BR/2BA, 1st. floor April, 2003. 1/mo. minimum. $2600/mo. unit. Heated pool, tennis, fishing dock, steps Non-smoking. 778-3320. to beach. Available monthly, seasonal or annual. (203) 481-0000. 2BR DIRECT BEACH, FURNISHED, AVAILABLE NOVEMBER, 02. Immaculate ALL AMENITIES, POOL, TENNIS. 3BR/3BA, custom built home. Longboat Key, NORTH END OF LBK Country Club Shores. Newly redecorated, AVAILABLE MONTHLY completely furnished including many extras. Deep water canal, dock, heated pool, close SEE VIRTUAL TOUR AT: beach access. $4500/mo. including utilities, pool service, lawn service, etc. Ken Cheney, WWW.MYREALTYCOMPANY.COM (941) 383-2599. SYLVIA BABINEAU ➣ 2BR/2BA GROUND FLOOR CONDO. MY REALTY COMPANY Westchester on Longboat Key. Beach front, 504-0551 pools, tennis. Available for one month in Jan. 2003. $5000/mo. Call 813-961-8923. WINDWARD BAY, 1BR/1BA villa. Well LONGBOAT KEY. Privateer South condo equipped, across from Gulf, 2/pools, behind the gates. Beach building, 2BR/2BA, 2/Marinas, tennis. 2003 Season, $2200/mo. Gulf view, pool, tennis. 3/month minimum 514-484-8668. 201-666-1079/941-377-2463. ON THE Gulf w/pool. 1BR condo, sleeps 4. ☛ ☛ NORTH LBK, 3BR elevated, fully Nicely furnished, cable, phone, full kitchen, furnished/equipped. Lovely home, 2/blocks living, dining area, W/D in building. Monthly to beach/bay. Avail. Sept.-Oct. $1300/mo., or May through Jan. $1200/mo. 351-5101. Dec-April $3100/mo. Call 941-387-7662. BEAUTIFUL GULF front unit, 1BR, fully furn. Annual lease will be considered. Call for rates. 703-750-9323 or 202-746-7027. LONGBOAT KEY. Sutton Place, 3BR/2.5BA furnished townhouse condo. Beach access directly across Gulf Dr. 2/Swimming pools, great view! Reasonable rent. Available Jan. through March, 2003 and 1/month in 2002. Call Ruth Ann, (502) 955-6169 or (502) 239-8498, leave message. DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT, 2BR/2BA. Immediate availability. Affordable. Call 914-1136. BANYAN BAY Club. 3.5BR/3BA. Bayfront. (843) 883-3496/fpitt1932@aol.com SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA, furnished, beach & bay access, community pool, quiet community, $2200/mo. 2/mo. minimum, 3/mos.+ preferred. 815-675-9333, E-mail: dpiggot@mindspring.com. LONGBOAT KEY, 1BR/1BA, cozy cottage, on the Gulf, private beach. Available starting July 20. 941-915-8619.

Reservations: 941-383-5549 Visa/MC Fax: 941-383-7925 www.casadelmar.net Office Open 7 Days, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 34228 “85% Repeat Guests” “INTENTIONALLY BETTER”

SPECTACULAR VIEWS from every room, 2BR/2BA, directly on the bay, next to the Ritz. $3300/mo. Seasonal. $1600/mo. annual. Lease option also available. Maya International, 941-955-5252.

LONGBOAT KEY condo, direct Gulf view, 2BR/2BA, beautiful. $1250/mo, May-Sept. $3000/mo. Oct.-Jan., 03. $4000/mo. April or May, 2003 (714) 637-3630. LIDO BEACH. Luxury Condo on beach, 3BR/2.5BA, huge terrace, pool/spa, gym, tennis courts, security gate, breathtaking bay & city view! Flexible availability. Also available annually. (941) 388-3598. LONGBOAT KEY condo, 3BR/2BA, Gulf side, first floor, newly renovated, heated pool. Available anytime, September through May. 813-933-3664. GORGEOUS 2BR/2BA condo in Woodland Grove at the Meadows Country Club. Turnkey. $1000/mo. includes everything. Avail. now through end of Nov. 685-8553. LONGBOAT HARBOUR, 2BR/2BA. First floor end unit, nicely furnished. Canal view, two steps to pool, tennis, and private beach. Available December through March or January through April. (941) 387-1300 or (610) 469-6900.

SEAPLACE, GULF view, 2BR/2BA. Newly WALK TO Beach & Bay from this 2BR updated, light & bright! Avail. Feb.-March. Longboat Village cottage. Avail. June-Dec. (407) 295-3096. $1000/mo. 356-2659. LONGBOAT KEY CLUB. Behind the gates, LIDO BEACH vacation paradise. 1 & 2 every room direct Gulf front, incredible bedroom condos overlooking beautiful Lido sunsets, hear and see the waves from Beach. Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental 3/large bedrooms, 3/full baths, 3/balconies, condo. 388-1404. corner unit. 3/mo. minimum. Winter, Flexible off-season rates! LONGBOAT HARBOR, 2BR/2BA, corner. LIDO BEACH, 3BR/2BA. Living room, family $5500/mo. Upgraded, first floor, beach access, room, screened lanai & hot tub. Furnished 631-287-1934. enclosed lanai, pools, tennis. Available now house, 1/2 block to Lido Beach, 2/blocks or 2003 season. 508-763-5528. to St. Armands Circle. Available immed. and COUNTRY CLUB Shores, canal front. Renovated 2BR/3BA, fully furnished w/pool Season. 815-877-3332, Fax: 815-877-3309. LONGBOAT KEY - Buttonwood Cove, and boat dock. 2/week minimum. Building B. 2BR furnished condo, good LIDO BEACH. Studio and 2BR available (941) 388-5551, Dan. view, flexible period 2002/2003 season. until December. Contemporary, fully furn., Reasonable rent, call Victor, 703-759-6323. short walk to the beach. 383-2566. LONGBEACH CONDOMINIUM winter rental 2-3/mo. preferred. 2BR/2BA, Gulf view, A Very Special Selection of Winter ST. ARMANDS. Exquisite turnkey furnished pool/tennis, $4000/mo. Call 847-234-1334. Vacation Condominiums and Homes Now 2BR/2BA cottage, pool, +screened lanai, Available. walk beach/Circle. July 15 through Nov. 30. LONGBOAT KEY, Harborside Townhouse. Gated community, walking distance to (941) 388-2524. WWW.LEASINGSARASOTA.COM marina, shopping and dining. Private beach SOUTH PALM AVENUE. Newly renovated access. 2/Master bedrooms, 2.5/BA, finished JENNETTE & ROSSI, INC. 2BR/2BA, South Palm garden apartment. basement, enclosed garage, screened REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT Downtown, bay view, parking. Furnished or porch, W/D. Open, bright and airy floor 941-953-6000 unfurnished. Available short or long term plan. Seasonal or long term rental. Call 941-387-0438. www.cfarroyo@yahoo.com. (609) 466-7235. TANGERINE BAY, 2BR/2.5BA +den, $6000/mo. WISTERIA HOME, 2BR/2BA, $2500/mo. **Many quality seasonal rentals available! COLDWELL BANKER LISA SNOW 388-5532 floridarentalproperty.com/snow

CEDARS EAST 2BR/2.5BA, furnished town home with bay views. Pool, 1/car garage. ✓ DELUXE CONDO, Bradenton Beach, $3750/mo. Jan-May. $1900/mo. Sept. thru 2BR/1BA, 1/block to beach, pool. $650/wk. Non-smoking. 778-3320. Dec. 544-7111.

PLAYERS CLUB, 2BR/3BA. Direct Gulf front, private beach access, pool, tennis. 4/mo. minimum. $6000/mo. Dec.-April. $3500/mo. May-Nov. Non smokers only. 847-634-1991. SEAPLACE. Newly decorated 2BR/2BA, tennis, pools, whirlpool, on the beach. Call for availability and rates for the 2002/2003 season. Bob, (630) 690-2040.

ON THE BEACH (north end). Great apt. directly on LBK’s best beach. First floor, 2BR/2BA. Available seasonally or annually. 914-967-5047. SEAPLACE, LARGEST 2BR/2BA. Garden view, nicely furnished, glass and mirrors. Available February, March, April, 2003. $3500/mo. Non-smoking. By owner. 941-383-1706.

LONGBOAT TERRACE, 2BR/2BA, Gulf BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA. TKF, across street view. Available Jan. through March, 2003. from Gulf. 1/mo. min. Avail.: June 1-Nov. 30, $4500/mo. 612-719-0131 or 952-895-9228. $1900/mo.; Dec. $3400. 770-671-0338.

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Committed to Excellence In NW Bradenton, a spectacular custom pool home, 4BR, 3BA immaculate condition. $399,000. Ramona Glanz 383-9700

Holmes Beach, turnkey furnished elevated home with deeded boat dock. 2/3BR, 2BA $369,000. Chip Crawford, 383-9700

Water Club, 3BR, 4BA, 6th floor with wonderful views of Gulf and Bay. $1,790,000. Andrew Vac, 383-9700.

Longboat Key, 2BR, 2BA turnkey furnished, deeded beach access, move-in ready! $439,000. Tony Appel, 383-9700

Siesta Key, 2/3 BR, 3BA, elevated home, walking distance to beach, private setting. $395,000. Karen Maxey, 383-9700

B&B Great business opportunity! 10 units, Bradenton Beach, historic district, water views. $1,485,000. Bridget Spiess, 383-9700

Longboat Key, canal front, lushly landscaped, 3BR, 3BA, custom built in perfect condition. $995,000. Rick Libro, 383-9700

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S. Longboat Key 26 Avenue of Flowers 383-5544 1-800-950-3450

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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 possibilities. Starting at $439,000. 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 possibilities. $539,000.

HOMES

PENTHOUSE THE THE POPULAR GRANDE CONDOMINIUM Features include 3BR/4.5BA, 2 master suites. Sweeping gulf and bay views. Private 2 car garage, marble & granite throughout $1,899,000. Mike Nink 383-5543

CLEARED LOT ON CANAL Deep sailboat water, easy access to bay. Short walk to beach access on quiet Longboat street. $339,000. Ed Boothe 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

PINE BAY FOREST CONDO 3BR/2BA updated unit. Very private, cathedral ceilings, tile and wood, WB, FP, lots of storage, 2MB walk-in closets. Great location! $169,900 Gary or Cindy LaFlamme 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 HARBOR CLUB Much desired penthouse w/wonderful gulf & bay views from inside or out on the 2 patios. 3BR/3BA make this a desirable palce to live. Private beach and docks. $423,500. Doug Bruce 383-5543

CANAL FRONT HOME. Lowest priced canal home on Longboat Key. Ready to move in. Build up to take advantage of open Bay views. Near Beach access and tranquil Durante Park. $310,000. “THE AVALON” AT LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE. MODEL OPEN DAILY 1-5, 6330 LAGUNA DRIVE. 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. $739,000. 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 LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE. MODEL OPEN DAILY 1-5. 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. 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.

PENDING T C A R T N CO FEATURE PROPERTY

NORTH SHORE DRIVE ANNA MARIA Own a piece of northern Anna Maria Island with this 3BR charmer just one block from the beach. Rent it out or renovate it. $485,000 Gary or Cindy LaFlamme 383-5543

LONGBOAT BEACH COTTAGE Elevated 3BR/2BA surrounded by lush tropical foliage. 1 lot away from gulf with ocean peaks and deeded 15’ access. $899,000. Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 383-5543

GULF AND BAY VIEWS Rarely available location close to Longboat’s finest beach. Price includes new interior & exterior painting, wall trim and more. Sewall & boatdock. $875,000 Mike Migone or Tina Rudek 383-5543

DIRECT GULF FRONT! Gorgeous bay views! Three bedroom, TKF Pelican Harbor condo that offers privacy and casual elegance. A perfect mid-key location holds this small mid-rise with loads to offer. $729,000 Karen Ankerstar 383-5544

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

ONE OF A KIND Beautiful Bayfront homeon Bird Key. One of the largest properties on Bird Key that includes a 150’ landscaped private beach, pool & new dock on sailboat water. Near beaches, St. Armands & downtown! $1,425,000 Courtney Campbell 383-5543

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LONGBOAT HARBOUR Watch dolphins, manatees and birds on White Key, a nature preserve, from the lanai and living room. Several renovated and upgraded units available. Call for rates.

NOORMAN HOME Rustic “Old Florida Charm” home directly on the gulf. 3BR/2BA w/views from every room. Available weekly.

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

Tina Rudek & Mike Migone 8012

BUTTONWOOD COVE Annual 2BR/2BA with washer and dryer, pool, tennis, new tile, and direct beach access. Call for rates.

NEW LISTING - SABLE COVE GEM. Gorgeous 4BR/4BA custom home with contemporary flair. Over 4,000 sq, ft. of exquisite design with distinctive details. Completely private & parklike setting with sparkling pool & oversized spa with swimjet. $1,450,000.

6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key Wir Sprechen Deutsch


August 29 2002