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Commission approves switch BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

St. Armands aglitter Check out the new holiday decorations on St. Armands Circle at “Holiday Night on St. Armands.” The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, with the official lighting and dedication of the 44-foot Christmas tree at 6 p.m. Giant nine-foot high compass rose wreaths hang on the light posts and wire-mesh ribbon arches frame the statues on the surrounding medians. A highlight of the evening will be the arrival of Santa Claus by police motorcade. Strolling carolers, bagpipers and children’s choral groups will provide the musical entertainment. All the shops will remain open until 9 p.m. Additional parking and free trolley service will be available at the Lido Beach Pavilion.

Judging from the applause, the crowd at the Town Commission meeting Dec. 2 did not want new condos to be allowed behind Publix. But in the end, four of the seven commissioners voted for a switch from commercial zoning to permit residences on the property. The commissioners themselves did not do much of the debating about the proposal. Instead, it was a Vietnam veteran, a Realtor, the owner himself and several lawyers who highlighted the pros and cons of the proposal.

The owner of the property, Vladimir Einisman, made a simple argument. In the 10 years that he owned the commercial property, all who expressed interest in it had eventually backed off, leaving him with a property that is not working as a commercial site. So he sought permission to built 12 residences on the 3.8 acres, in keeping with density standards used throughout Bay Isles. Einisman urged the commission to approve his request, saying he has spent years paying taxes, attorneys and consultants to find a use for the property. “This has been a very difficult



You’ve cleaned up after the Thanksgiving feast and now you’re struggling to untangle those strings of holiday lights. (Helpful hint: Buy all new lights.) Aren’t the holidays fun? So, here’s a little incentive to get in the holiday decorating spirit — The Longboat Observer’s annual “Light up the Key contest.” A Christmas goose, holiday spirits and a delectable holiday pie will be awarded in three categories: single-family residence, multi-family residence and business. In addition, the Publisher’s Award will be presented to an overall winner. Judging will take place from now through Sunday, Dec. 15. The winners will be announced in the Dec. 19 issue of The Longboat Observer. The Longboat Observer welcomes tips about outstanding holiday lighting displays. Call us at 383-5509 with addresses. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2A


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process. I have spent lots of money.” Eisinman’s attorney, Michael Furen, pointed out that the town itself found there is already too much commercial property and is currently considering a law to eliminate the excess. Furen also objected to any protests from people who do not live near the site, arguing that they do not have “standing” in the matter. Two attorneys disagreed. Christian T. Van Hise, lawyer for a neighboring property owner, said eliminating commercial

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The recent nip in the air didn't bother Sophia Lockhurst, vacationing on Longboat Key with her family from Cambridgeshire, England. During a visit to the Key's north end beach, Lockhurst was busy digging up a mound of the white sand with plans to turn it into a sandcastle. Although cool for the natives, Lockhurst deemed the weather “perfect.”

There is a new option for the future of Longboat Key commercial property being debated by the Town Commission — let all the properties outside the three main shopping centers switch to residential areas. Town Attorney David Persson presented the idea in response to the mixed reviews commissioners gave the mixed-use zoning proposal. Some commissioners felt the clause in the proposal allowing Mar Vista Pub and Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant the option to become residences would unfairly exclude other property owners. At the Dec. 2 commission meeting, Persson said the commissioners could take the clause out of the proposal, or give all commercial properties the residential option, or do nothing at all. Commissioner Ken Legler favored the removal of the provision for the two restaurants. He said the restaurant owners have no plans to make the switch soon and when they are ready, then they should come before the commission. Legler was supported by a resident, Peter Jorgensen, who said he fears the thought of losing his favorite restaurant, Mar Vista. By deciding to allow restaurants on Broadway to leave the Key, it seemed the commission decided Gulf of Mexico Drive is the only good spot for an eatery, Jorgensen said, “Perish the thought.” Commissioner John Kerwin said he would change the proposal. “I would like to see at least certain commercial properties be allowed to go residential.” Kerwin suggested that perhaps allowing lowdensity residential zoning, such as four units per acre, would work. Commissioner Hal Lenobel said he, too, has proposed changes for the mixed-use plan — 16 of them. But he said 10:30 p.m. was no time to start discussing them. “Not if you have 16,” agreed Legler. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis said the commission must vote on the matter by Dec. 19 to make a March referendum, at which voters would be asked to approve of the density increase. “What is the big hurry to make the March referendum?” Lenobel asked. St. Denis said it is the traditional month for town elections, but that the vote could come in April, when there are actually more residents CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A


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Another honor for Albee Longboat Key resident George Albee has been invited as a Visiting Fellow by the British Psychological Society to come to the United Kingdom in March to present a twoweek series of lectures at universities and conferences. He will begin with an all-day conference in Scotland on the prevention of mental disorders. Albee is professor emeritus in psychology at the University of Vermont and courtesy professor at the Florida Mental Health Institute of the University of Florida. He is a past president of the American Psychological Association. Albee also writes a humor column for The Longboat Observer. We can’t wait for his column on British humor on his return.

Save these dates • Thursday, Dec. 5 — The topic at Temple Beth Israel’s Mini-Versity of Judaism will be “Faith in Everyday Reality — Political and Economic Implications.” Participants will be the Rev. Eric Wogen of St. Armands Key Lutheran Church and Rabbi Michael Eisenstat of Temple Beth Israel. The event begins at 3 p.m. and is open without charge to the public. Temple Beth Israel is located at 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. • Saturday, Dec. 7 — for Christmas craft and holiday decoration shopping on the Key. The annual Holiday Hobby and Craft Show will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Gulfshore of Longboat Key, 3710 Gulf of Mexico drive. A continental breakfast will be served. The St. Mary’s Star of the Sea annual Holiday Bazaar is also Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee and lunch will be served. • Thursday, Dec. 12 — a holiday walk is planned at the Whitney Beach Plaza from

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It may look like a gadget from outer space but it is really a water fountain located in the enamel studio of the nearly completed studio building at the Longboat Key Center for Arts. The fountain is designed to cleanse eyes of contaminated materials in case of an accident while working in the studio. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Festivities include music by Brian Beebe, hors d’oeuvres, wine and doggie treats. Throughout the evening there will be drawings for gifts from the Plaza shops. Santa Claus will also drop by for a visit.

Tennis, anyone? For the eighth consecutive year, The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort has been named the No. 1 tennis resort in the United States. The honor is awarded every two years by Tennis magazine. In addition, the magazine ranked the Colony No.1 for Best Game Matching and No. 2 in the nation for the Best Teaching Staff. Other recent awards for the Colony include Gourmet magazine’s Best for Tennis award in its Rooms at the Top opinion poll; the Family Travel Forum Top 10 Getaway for Family Travelers; and one of 50 American Edens by Conde Nast Traveler. —Dora Walters

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Canal-dredging cost less than estimated BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

The town’s estimate for the canal-dredging project was off again, but this time the price is lower than anticipated. The Town Commission voted to add $910,000 to the canal-dredging budget in September after receiving a high bid. But based on the latest bids for the two-part project, the dredging will only cost $289,950 more than originally thought. Energy Resources of Missouri made the low bid for the project. The contractor offered to dredge the entire Key for $1,475,200. In all, 23,200 cubic yards of spoil will be dredged up and set out to dry. The only other bid came from Kimmins Contracting, which priced the same job at $2,660,750. Because there are other expenses involved, such as $200,000 for construction supervision, the new bid means the total cost will be about $2,089,950, which is $620,050 less than is budgeted.

“It seems we are on our way to getting our canals dredged,” said Public Works Director Juan Florensa. The town has a permit for the project. As long as the low bidder’s plans are acceptable and the bay is warm enough, the project will start Feb. 17. The first thing will be to remove sea grass from the canals for relocation to a safe place. Then the actual dredging should commence in March, Florensa said. The project is expected to take nine months to complete. But not all residents will benefit from the dredging. Take Roy and Maxine Bellas of Jungle Queen Way, for example. The couple recently filed a complaint with the town because their canal will not be dredged during the project. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis said the canal cannot be dredged because not everyone on it signed an easement. But the Bellases feel that is a separate issue. They argued the town is responsible for the canal’s maintenance, because a public road drains into it, regardless of whether there are adequate easements. Indeed, the town signed easements recorded in court con-

taining the language “town to maintain storm sewer, including the removal of debris from the canal resulting from the storm water outfall.” The silting is made worse, because the town did not install traps in the outfalls to catch debris, the Bellases argued. St. Denis said the installation was standard method for the area at the time. “Mr. and Mrs. Bellas, I understand your frustration, however, I hope you can appreciate the fact that the town has done its best to get the canals dredged and that due to circumstances beyond our control, this has not been possible,” St. Denis wrote on Nov. 25. Ironically, the canal in question is abutted by a vacant commercial property used as an example for the town’s new mixed-use zone. A consultant envisioned a pedestrian-friendly shopping and living complex on the canal-front property. But the foul smell emitting from the dead end of the canal makes that an unlikely proposition. ❑

Town Briefs Got toys for tots? The Longboat Key Police Department is collecting toys for needy children for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots program. The collection box is located in the lobby of the police department, at 5460 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Toys will be collected right up until Christmas.

Town accused of late payment Manatee County called on the town to pay its bill for radio services provided to police, fire and public works departments. The county claimed the town owes $15,323 for radio maintenance. Finance Director Terry Sullivan, who accepted an award for excellence in financial accounting Dec. 2, said there must be an error, because the town canceled its contract with the county in 1999. Sullivan said the town chose not to use the county repair service anymore, because it was very slow.

Agenda • There will be a meeting of the Zoning Board of Adjustment at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at SunTrust, 510 Bay Isles Road. The board will deal with a request for a waiver from daylight plane regulations at 3519 Fair Oaks Lane. • There are no code violations to be handled, so the meeting of the Code Enforcement Board scheduled for Monday, Dec. 9, is canceled. Dora Walters

The Manatee County Blood Bank mobile unit was at the Whitney Beach Plaza on the Key Nov. 26. Several Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce members attending the monthly breakfast meeting at the Chamber office took time out to donate blood. With Edward Laake is techician Alisa McClellan.

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Millions at stake for beach BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

More than $4 million is at stake as Longboat Key protests the poor ranking it received from the state for funding of the 2003 beach renourishment project. Without state funding, town taxpayers will pay about 25% more for the new sand. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection found the town’s project only meets 45% of the funding criteria, or 270 points out of 590. As a result, the town’s renourishment did not make the list of projects to be funded next year. In a way, the town’s low score is its own fault. The town has an ongoing renourishment program, so there is no vulnerable property. That cost 60 points. “You start to lose points because you’ve done a good job,” said Cliff Truitt, the town’s beach consultant. And the town loses points because it does not ask for federal funding, instead electing to pay its own way. The town does not seek federal beach funds, because they are difficult

to get and they come with “strings attached,” said Public Works Director Juan Florensa. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis said he will seek to have the state scoring issues addressed by the state, through his position on the Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association Board of Directors. And the Town Commission plans to lobby legislators for changes at a meeting with the state representatives for Sarasota and Manatee counties on Dec. 18. But changing the rules will not help this year, St. Denis explained. The town is stuck with its score until the next review, which does not begin until July 2003. By then, the renourishment project should be underway. And there may not be much money to be had during the next funding cycle, because the state is short on revenue. But there is still hope. First, the town is objecting to the low scores it received for technology and tourism. Truitt said getting zero points for innovative use of beach technology is not fair, because the town uses tubes and a sill to prevent erosion.

Florensa wrote to the state protesting the score of 29 out of 120 points for “tourist related property.” He explained that Longboat Key provides 18% of the tourist tax base in Sarasota County, and so “it is clear that the positive impact of the town’s beach program on tourism merits considerably more than 29 points.” The state administrator to whom Florensa wrote, Paden E. Woodruff, did not return calls for comment. But regardless of whether the town gets more points, something called “slippage” appears to be the town’s best chance for getting state funding. When a project “slips” off the funding list, projects such as Longboat Key’s move up. Truitt said he is aware of funded projects which are having problems getting permits, so they may not happen in this fiscal year. “We’re confident that we’re eventually going to get it,” said Florensa. Over time, the $4,089,000 state grant would be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars more due to interest accrued by the eight-year beach renourishment loan. ❑

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Construction crews are working two shifts and are just days away from finishing the installation of the downtown end of the Ringling Causeway.

Coming attractions (Dec. 9 to 13) • Crews will begin work on the 435th segment of the precast bridge, leaving 45 more to be cast. • Sheet piling is being installed at both ends of the project, creating the new bulkhead on the north side of the causeway. When complete, this wall will provide the necessary protection of the causeway while providing a new spot for fisherman. Crews are also renovating the Saprito Pier.

Traffic impacts • Trucks will be entering and exiting the roadway at both ends of the project site. • Traffic speeds remain 30 mph for safety.



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Commission CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A property involves all Longboat Key residents, because they will no longer have access to it. Following suit, attorney Kevin Wells said even though his four clients live a quarter mile or more away from the site, they will be impacted. Because they will now be forced to drive off the island for commercial services that should be on the Key. Both Wells and Van Hise used the phrases “hole in the donut” and illegal spot zoning to describe the proposal, because the new residential area would be surrounded by commerce — banks, a grocery store and tennis courts. Finally, Van Hise said eliminating the commercial zoning would rob his client and Avenue of the Flowers of “connectiv-

ity.” The shopping plaza is meant to connect to another commercial building behind it, he argued. The planner for the condos, Bruce Franklin, scoffed at this notion, saying the dumpsters and loading dock behind Publix are hardly conducive to connectivity. And Franklin disputed the spot zoning claim by explaining that having condos next to commerce is a classic example of mixed-property use, a concept currently being embraced by the town. Realtor Sylvia Babineau said the new condos would bolster sales at Avenue of the Flowers, because people are increasingly fond of homes from which they can walk to shops rather than drive. Richard Schaefer, representing the Public Interest Committee, urged the commission to reject the proposal because it is not the town’s job to decide the value of commercial property. “At the proper

Mixed use CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A present. Commissioner Ron Johnson and Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough said that sounded good. “I don’t understand why we’re putting it off,” said Mayor John Redgrave. Redgrave said the commissioners have had plenty of time and should know all there is to know about the mixed-use plan. “I’m not sure we do. In fact, I don’t,” said Whatmough. “What are the problems?” asked Al Green from the audience. “Why is he talking?” Lenobel asked. The commission decided to postpone the discussion about changes to the mixed-use proposal until the Dec. 19 workshop. “Is this going to be final? Or just one more that we postpone when we get there?” asked Commissioner Jim Patterson, rhetorically. A special meeting will be scheduled after the workshop, to allow the commission to vote and meet the timeframe for a March referendum. But if there are major changes, more time will be needed,

price it will sell,” Schaefer said. Miles Leavitt, a resident and veteran, urged the commission to consider the American spirit. He said lately the trend is to decide what to do with someone else’s property. But if someone buys property, they should be able to use it as they see fit, he said. “That’s our American right.” Commissioner Ron Johnson asked whether the commission risks being sued by approving the proposal. Town Attorney David Persson said there are people on both sides who could appeal the decision, so his advice is to “do the right thing and let the chips fall where they may.” Commissioner Ken Legler moved to approve the request and it passed by a 4-3 vote. Mayor John Redgrave, Commissioner Jim Patterson and Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough voted against the switch. ❑

advised Persson. Lenobel asked Persson, who has seen the 16 issues, whether they involve major changes. “Yes,” said Persson. The 16 issues center on the idea that all commercial property owners should have the option to build a mix of businesses and residences, not just those who own an acre or more of property. In other business, the Town Commission: • Approved a rule that puts a stop to the practice of issuing irrigation meters. St. Denis said the town cannot afford to give out more fresh water for irrigation, because it uses more than its share of water now. He said with the new rule, residents would still be able to use fresh water for irrigation, but they would be limited to the amount provided by their .75-inch house line. Whereas before they could get an additional 1 inch wide line to use outside. The commission was urged to consider seeking more fresh water. St. Denis said that is not likely and the commission passed the restriction. Patterson voted against it. • Appointed Richard Levin to fill a vacated seat on the Planning and Zoning Board and Richard Webster for a vacant seat on the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Both terms expire in May 2003. ❑

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Circle owners hope for rejuvenation With Jacobson’s gone, St. Armands Circle grapples with its future. Can it remain a retail jewel? BY MATT WALSH Editor

(Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from The Gulf Coast Business Review.) For three years now, Lakewood Ranch has been one of Florida’s hottest real estate spots. Two weeks ago, it became even hotter. Its developer, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch Inc., unveiled the start of its new urban Main Street. The anchor: Epicurean Life. It will open its second Morton’s Gourmet Market, Fred’s restaurant and The Tasting Room, the trendy trio of another increasingly successful retail destination, Southside Village in Sarasota. Lehr Jackson Remember gasping Gulf Gate Mall? Razed and reconfigured by Georgia developer Stan Thomas, the tattered mall has become Sarasota Pavilion, a lifestyle center of popular big-box retailers. Drive by today, every day, and you’ll notice: It’s packed. Have you driven lately on University Parkway west of the interstate? It’s hot, too. The new University Walk, anchored by Publix and Panera Bread Co., is fueling growth there, while closer to Interstate 75, Benderson Development/Ruben Properties is moving fast with its expanding retail, restaurant and hotel offerings and the repositioning of the once-moribund Sarasota Outlet Mall. In 30 days, Benderson/Ruben will unveil even more — a destination lifestyle center that may be as much as one million square feet of branded retail, restaurant and movie theater space.

Meanwhile, to the north, Prime Outlet’s Ellenton Mall has seen better sales during a stronger economy, but it too has attracted additional retail space in the past two years and remains a regional retail draw. And then there’s St. Armands Circle, the Gulf Coast’s retail jewel. The big news there? Jacobson’s went bankrupt. Its vacated space is now an emblem of St. Armands’ time and place in the market. Fact is, while the regional retail market is quickly evolving and becoming increasingly competitive, the Gulf Coast’s retail gem is a bit scuffed and adrift. It’s true that only nine of the Circle’s 149 retail slots remain empty. It’s also fact that over the summer, the Columbia Restaurant remodeled, and in the next month, six new retailers are expected to open. Except for the disappearance of Jacobson’s, however, it’s a stretch to think of anything that has made the Circle all the buzz. Here’s what you hear: There are a lot of ice cream shops. The Circle’s largest property owners know they’re in a rut. And with the closing of Jacobson’s, their interests in figuring out how to revive the Circle has become more urgent. They’re hoping the new Business Improvement District, a taxing district landowners approved early this summer, will help. But it’s still in the formative stages and won’t begin generating tax revenues for physical improvements and maintenance of the Circle for another year. In addition, to help avoid the negative vibes of an empty Jacobson’s, two of the larger property owners, Marty Rappaport and Dr. Mark Kaufman, tried this summer to acquire the lease to the Jacobson’s building from the retailer’s bankruptcy trustee. Their hope was to find a

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Retail redevelopment specialist Lehr Jackson spoke with St. Armands owners and merchants about the future of the Circle. high-quality tenant quickly, but the store’s property owner, the Idelson family, outbid them. Asked whether he has made any progress filling the space, Charles Idelson, who represents his father, told the Review: “At this point, no.” Asked whether he had given thought to a timetable to fill the space or the Circle’s future direction, Idelson said: “At this point, I have no thoughts at all. We really have no ideas.” Given all that, last month, with the help of Stan Rutstein, a Longboat Key resident and retired chief executive officer of national retailers Casual Corner, U.S. Shoe, Hit or Miss and Chadwick’s of Boston, the Circle’s Commercial Land Owners Association and a few St. Armands merchants hosted one of America’s

foremost retail redevelopment specialists, Lehr Jackson, a principal of Baltimore-based Williams Jackson Ewing. Jackson toured Sarasota and Manatee counties on a scouting mission that exposed him to the region’s retail landscape, and re-introduced him to St. Armands Circle (where he has visited three times in 20 years). He also held preliminary discussions with some of the property owners and merchants about what could be done to reinvigorate St. Armands Circle. If hired, Jackson would bring to St. Armands an extensive portfolio of successful retail redevelopment projects. Founding their company 30 years ago, Jackson and Michael Ewing have redeveloped such landmarks as New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, Union Station in Washington, D.C., and Suburban Square in Philadelphia. Early in their careers, they were on the team of the Rouse Co. and participated in that firm’s redevelopment of Boston’s Faneuil Hall, Harborplace at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Bayside in Miami. Although here only 24 hours, Jackson went back to Baltimore with definite impressions of Greater Sarasota’s retail scene and thoughts about St. Armands Circle. Here are excerpts from his conversation with The Review: What were your impressions of St. Armands? St. Armands has so much character; it is unbelievable. It’s well planned, very geometric. But it feels a little bit tired. What happened is it has gotten caught up in not having single ownership; it has no direction. The property owners are just worried about the rent. But what Marty Rappaport and his group have done to set up the BID is a way to bring about a plan of what St. Armands was, is and can be. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE







and a great balanced equation that really rewards people who take risk and reinvest. This needs to be a city issue. They should get reinvestment tax credits. People who take lesser rent ought to get a tax break. It’s not just the private sector that can achieve this transformation. When we did Grand Central, our rents were less than the market rents were on the street. We were able to do that because we had some subsidies. There were incentives to allow us to keep the rents under.

I am astonished there is no grocery store at St. Armands. There’s no reason to go there on a daily basis. You know St. Armands is there, but there’s nothing for you to buy there every day. How do you get people to want to be here everyday? The people who live right next to St. Armands can’t do their shopping there daily. What are your “big picture” impressions of Greater Sarasota’s retail mix? Basically, all the parts are there. I saw pieces of the resurrection of old Sarasota. Pieces of Sarasota are starting to simmer and bubble. The Rosemary area is going to come alive. Burns Court is going to come alive. Downtown’s going to become a better place. I don’t think downtown has been defined yet. But it depends on how successful the city is encouraging new investment and new retail districts. There’s also something to be said for the guys who did Hollywood 20. The people who took the risk where Morton’s is, that’s a pretty terrific area. They’ve created their own destination village. If I lived a block from Morton’s, I wouldn’t go anywhere else. What’s missing from that landscape? More people like the family that started Morton’s. Owner-operators who see the opportunity to buy some buildings and do their thing. There is still that opportunity. It’s kind of midstage, citywide rejunvenation. Pieces are still under the radar screen nationally. I think you’re in the early stages of the redevelopment cycle. In general, I think the area is underserved from the quality standpoint. If you owned St. Armands, what would you create? We’d have a grocery, but not the typical grocery store. A very unique grocery store, with great prepared foods. You need all the basics for the community. Anybody on that island now has to go elsewhere to get that. They’ve lost

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Too many ice cream shops? Retail experts say St. Armands Circle needs to emphasize stores that draw everyday local shoppers, more cafés and home accessory shops. their primary customer. You need sexy salons, something like a sexy Kinko’s, so people don’t have to go to Tamiami Trail. What should St. Armands’ niche be? We’ve done a lot of projects that have become strong tourist destinations. But when you merchandise to a tourist appeal, if you go too far, you lose your base audience and give the project away to a customer who is not from Sarasota. You have to depend on the in-andout traffic of Fort Myers and Tampa to be the primary customer. But you don’t know who that is, and that is a weak economic foundation on which to base your merchandising. When we originally developed Fanueil Hal, 50% of the traffic came from Boston, 50% from outside of Boston. Now 80% comes from outside of Boston. That shift has deteriorated its foundation. Can St. Armands be transformed with so many different property owners? That’s an impossible question to answer

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Hooray for property owners Hallelujah. American ideals prevail. After nearly 90 minutes of testimony, the Longboat Key Town Commission approved 4-3 on first reading Monday night an ordinance allowing Dr. Vladimir Einisman to change the use of his 3.8 acres behind Publix Super Market from commercial to residential use. To be sure, Monday’s vote is not the end of the story. There’s still a second reading of the ordinance in a month, at which commissioners could change their positions. There’s the aftermath, too, of what this vote may trigger: Does this guarantee Shannon Resort & Club Group Inc. the ability, or right, to construct additional residential units on its property? Does it guarantee other Longboat commercial property owners the same treatment as Einisman if they want to convert their properties to residential uses? One of the laws of physics says to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. There is also the law of government: New laws almost always come with unintended consequences. No doubt there will be consequences to this vote — good and bad, depending on your view. This much is also true: Increasingly, property ownership in the United States has little to do with actually owning or controlling what is yours. It has little to do with self-determination and putting the individual ahead of the collective mob. Local governments today submit to the largest and loudest groups of NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard!) and Gatekeepers (We’ve got ours, don’t let anybody else in). These groups always argue on the basis of the diminution of quality of life and that the collective “community” is superior to the individual, ignoring completely that a community is really made up of individuals who think and reason on their own. And to assert that collective view is to render the individual a second-class citizen, a slave whose ownership of property and whose efforts to achieve ownership mean nothing. Longboat has its share of collectivists. A few were present Monday night, cheering on the view that 12 residential units instead of 28,000 square feet of permitted commercial space at the Einisman property would lower the quality of water, sewer and other services available to everyone who is already here. There were those who argued that it’s just not right to put a residential venture next to or in the middle of commercial entities, despite the fact that has been done in this country for 300 years and the nation as a whole is moving back toward that practice. Perhaps the thinnest argument against came from the attorney for Manaussa & Co., the firm that owns the backend commercial property at Avenue of the Flowers. Lawyer Christian Van Hise said residential units in the site next to Avenue of the Flowers would devalue the surrounding Manaussa’s commercial property. Hard to imagine. Avenue of the Flowers retailers struggle for lack of shoppers. So it’s difficult to compute how 12 residential units — at least 24 more potential shoppers — would make Manaussa’s commercial property less valuable. Go figure. Despite the considerable opposition to Einisman’s request (clearly the opponents were more vociferous), we were blessed on this occasion to have a majority of commissioners who still hold dear the American ideals of individual freedom and property ownership. In interviews after their vote, the four commissioners who favored Einisman’s request to convert the use of his land from commercial to residential did so on a fundamental principle. As Commissioner Legler noted: “I don’t think a man should be deprived of the use of his land.” Our spirits are renewed. ❑❑❑

Do it right, not fast While they were on a roll, the commissioners also took the proper step on the revised commercial zoning ordinance. This is the measure that would allow mixed residential/commercial uses on commercial properties of one acre or larger. It’s the same one that also would allow commercial properties not fronting Gulf of Mexico Drive to convert completely from commecial to residential use (i.e. Mar-Vista and Moore’s Stone Crab restaurants). Three commissioners — John Kerwin, Ken Legler and Hal Lenobel — have some substantive concerns about the

WHY THEY VOTED AS THEY DID • Longboat Key Commissioner Ken Legler says he voted Monday night in favor of changing the use of Dr. Vladimir Einisman’s land from commercial to residential because “I thought the ‘pro’ people had the best arguments. The ‘anti’ people presented no evidence that economoically we should have kept the property commercial. They said maybe in the future we’ll find a use for it. But we have too much on the island now. Also, I don’t think a man should be deprived of the use of his land.” • Commissioner John Kerwin voted for the request because “He was working under the assumption the town was going to approve his request based on (former Planning Director) Marty Black’s interpretation. When you have someone coming in on good faith, I don’t think changing the rules in the middle is right. Besides, I think it’s a good idea. It’s a good use of that space.” • Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough says he voted against the change because Einisman’s attorney, Michael Furen, failed to show that Einisman had exercised “a fair effort to try to find a (commercial) use for the property.”

ordinance in its present form. Indeed, Lenobel informed his colleagues he wants to discuss 16 questions or amendments. Given that, Town Attorney David Persson lobbied the commissioners to consider further discussion at a future workshop. Lenobel argued the same, especially since the commissioners were taking up the measure at 10:30 Monday night, an hour the commissioners’ brains surely weren’t firing on all cylinders. Mayor Redgrave argued the ordinance be discussed and voted on then, accusing the commission of ducking the issue. To the contrary, Lenobel said (and to his credit), he suggested the postponement more in the interest of getting it right than getting it done. Once again, reason prevailed. The matter was postponed to Dec. 19.

• Commissioner Ron Johnson said he supported the Einisman ordinance, because the town staff had approved it and the Planning and Zoning Board had approved it. “That had some impact. Deep down, I carry a philosophy that owning property carries some rights with it. The commission shouldn’t be taking that away from someone. I think there’ll be reduced traffic and the least impact on the island.” • Commissioner Jim Patterson says he voted against the change because, “I don’t believe that is that parcel’s best use for the town. It’s too much for my nice, neat view of the town of Longboat Key.” • Commissioner Hal Lenobel, who voted in favor of the Einisman project, said: “Any person should have a right to make money on the property he owns and do with it as he wishes without hurting the community. He isn’t hurting anybody.” • Mayor John Redgrave voted against Einisman’s proposal. He could not be reached for comment.

Hogle’s credentials are solid, no doubt about that. But it is also clear he saw a jewel of a job on Longboat Key — far less personnel and bureaucratic hassle and certainly far less crime here than in Bradenton. A good place to cruise to retirement and another government pension? There’s much to be said about hiring government officials who have strong historical ties to this region. That knowledge is always an advantage. But there’s also this: You never know what you miss unless you explore. Even though St. Denis has the prerogative of hiring and firing of town staff, it’s too bad the commissioners didn’t express, at the least, the view that St. Denis owed it to the town to make a conscious effort to assure himself that he had the best man for the job. ❑❑❑


Chief Hogle: Best man? Did Longboat Key get the best man for the job? We’ll never know. The hiring two weeks ago of Al Hogle as Longboat Key police chief was a fait accompli. The exercise of taking resumes and applications from all over the world appears to have been a perfunctory gesture, or what some might call a sham. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis’ mind was made up. He wanted Hogle, the longtime Sarasota resident, former Sarasota police captain, former Sarasota mayor and former Bradenton police chief.

‘Excerpts’ When John Lott's empirical study of the effects of gun control laws found that gun ownership tended on net balance to reduce crime in general and murder in particular, he offered to give a copy of that study to a member of a gun control advocacy group, but she refused to look at it. Later, when the study was published as a book under the title "More Guns, Less Crime," that same advocate was contacted by ABC News for her comments and she described the study as "flawed." When Lott then phoned her to ask how she could say that it was flawed, when she had never read it, she simply hung up on him. Clearly, the facts were not crucial to this gun control advocate — or to many other zealots. Thomas Sowell December, 2002

Water propaganda A plea to the town commissioners: Quit buying the St. Denis water line. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis and The Longboat Observer are like the desert and monsoons on the issue of water. St. Denis persists in trying to squeeze Longboaters’ water usage, like bending a hose to stop the flow. He preaches again and again that Longboaters consistently use more potable water than is allocated in its contract with Manatee County (which is true). And like the good government servant that he is, St. Denis warns the town commissioners if Longboat doesn’t cut its water usage, some other Big Bureaucrat will cut off our water supply. To help squelch further water hookups, St. Denis persuaded commissioners to adopt an ordinance on a 6-1 vote to prohibit residents from installing new water meters that would supply water to private properties. These are meters that would be separate from and in addition to the meters that go into people’s homes. At present, there about 120 to 150 of these meters on the Key. Residents still will be able to install irrigation lines tied to their homes’ potable water lines. But with this vote, commissioners have taken another step to limit people’s freedoms and choice. We don’t get it: If someone wants more water and is willing to pay the price for a supply that exists — and it does, why deny him? Indeed, contrary to what we constantly hear, there is more water to be purchased. Manatee has excess supply. Yet the town manager has never asked to buy it. We would urge the commissioners to quit getting sucked into the water-shortage propaganda. St. Denis’ way of allocating water is to twist the hose into a knot, to force us into the bottomless reclaimed reservoir. If Longboaters are willing to pay the price for more water, we should find a way to give them the choice, increase the supply. How about starting with this: Tell St. Denis to ask for more.




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For a merry season, avoid stock market Since the Oct. 9 low, the Standard & Poor Index of 500 Stocks, representing the bulk of stock wealth in this country, has risen 22%. Brokerage firms have declared that the stock market recovery has begun and that the time to buy is now or we will “miss the market.” Wait a minute. The market had a 21% recovery from the Sept. 21, 2001, low and a 21% recovery from the July 24 low, during which brokerage firms, each time, declared that lows had been reached and that a new bull market had begun. Those investors who believed in a new recovery lost substantial amounts of their capital. It is probable that investors who return to the market at this time will be severely shocked when the market resumes its move to reasonable levels of value.


historical price earnings ratios are less than 15? Where is the value in a market yielding 1.8% when historically the Standard & Poor Index has yielded more than 4% on stocks? We really only need to know two things about the market in order to make investments: 1. What are the relative values in the market? The above points out there are no values and the market is horribly overpriced. 2. What is the direction of the economy, and what is the primary trend of the stock markets? In spite of all the huff and puff by the government and the Federal Reserve and the brokerage firms, the direction of the economy, at best, is neutral, not up, and in most segments, the direction of the economy is stinko. The world’s economies depend upon the U.S. economy. The rest of the world is in recession. With continued cuts in cash flow in the U.S., the hope for recovery in the rest of the world’s economies is poor, indeed.

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1. Two hundred twenty-three of the 1,757 hedge funds have folded this year, meaning 13% of all hedge funds have gone out of business through Oct. 31. In 2001, 5% of the hedge funds went out of business, and in 2000, 1.6% of hedge funds went out of business. 2. Interest rates are at an all-time low in our lifetimes, but borrowing by companies who make consumer durables, borrowing by companies who build homes and borrowing for business capital spending have been unresponsive to low interest rates. 3. The “real growth” of this economy is 1.6%. High school and college graduates coming into the labor force looking for jobs will not be able to find jobs unless real growth exceeds 2%. And in an economy with already high unemployment, the growth absorption for labor would require more than 2%. With high unemployment and an increasing pool of labor, the demand for labor is less than the supply, and the price of labor (wages) must therefore go down. When the price of labor goes down, there is less cash flow, specifically disposable income, for the entire economy. And remember: Consumer spending comprises 2/3 of our GDP! 4. The Standard & Poor Index of 500 Stocks is selling at 33 times earnings per share and yielding a measly 1.8%. Once the new accounting rules are enforced to account for options and warrants outstanding, the Standard & Poor Index of 500 Stocks will be selling, based upon the current trailing 12 months earnings, at about 50 times earnings. Where is the value in a market selling at 50 times earnings when average

Is there a saving grace? Let’s try to look at the big picture and see if there are reasons the market might be able to sustain these levels, and trade in this range, or even increase from these levels. 1. Foreigners own 40% of treasury securities and 24% of our corporate bonds. In total it is believed that foreigners own $8.2 trillion of our assets, roughly 25% of U.S. wealth. This provides an opportunity for the rest of the world to fight like mad to keep the value of the dollar up, which, while the dollar is down for the year, is probably why the dollar has been strong over the last few weeks. 2. More than 70% of the world’s central-bank reserves are in dollars. This provides another tremendous force against the dollar going down much more in value. If the dollar continues to go down in value, the central banks of the world are actually losing the value of their currency reserves. 3. With all the problems in our economy, and around the world, why is the dollar holding its value? The answer is simple: Even though the dollar has been weak and its purchasing power has been reduced substantially in our lifetimes, other currencies are worse. As badly as our central government is managed, and in spite of dollars wasted, our government is the best managed of any of the large governments in the world. 4. The appetite for U.S. dollars around the globe is huge.

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Suggestion for future column Dear Mr. Durante: I have enjoyed your articles in The Longboat Observer. As a public interest, with all the landscape services, maid services, tree services, etc., on the island, most of the residents don’t realize their potential liabilities under the Florida workman compensation laws. Most confuse their liability insurance and the service provider’s liability with workman’s comp coverage. They also don’t understand the “independent contractors” requirement. If you wrote an article on this situation, it would hit home with most of the Longboat Key residents. Thomas Green Longboat Key

Farewell from chief To the taxpayers, residents, business owners and my many friends on Longboat Key: Thank you for allowing me to serve you for the past 22 years. While I will never agree with the decision the town manager made concerning my departure, attempting to

defend my position on the issues he raised publicly would appear to be nothing more than sour grapes. I want to take nothing but fond memories of my time on Longboat Key as I explore what lies ahead and leave behind the remembrance of my accomplishments. Despite what has been said and written about me, those who really know me realize that my record of concern for public safety and being there when needed speaks for itself. When Jamie Brown was murdered in the Village, I worked at least 12 hours a day, every day, until we made an arrest. When the town has been threatened by tropical weather systems over the past several years, I have been there tirelessly day and night making sure the town and the residents were informed and safe. When we had a dangerous professional burglar operating in Bay Isles, I was out every night until we captured him. When an organized group of marine thieves were plying their trade in our area, I participated in our team every night until they were arrested. When we had a group of cocaine smugglers operating out of Emerald Harbor, I worked brutal hours for well over a year. This case turned out to be

American trade deficits on a daily basis exceed $1.1 billion. Should we stop buying more foreign goods than foreigners purchase from us, already high unemployment throughout the world will become higher. Foreign politicians, therefore, continue to encourage an influx of U.S. dollars and the matriculation of those dollars into their own economies.

Summary While the above is not a happy scenario, it does point out there is a balance between the weakness and the power of the U.S. economy, and our influence, both at home and throughout the world. It’s sorry to admit our government is the lesser of evils as far as other governments in the world are concerned. It is disheartening to realize the direction in which we are headed is that of Japan and European economies, both of which are overtaxed and dominated by big, inefficient, confiscatory and overbearing central governments. But that’s the direction in which we are headed. And just because of the shear power and might of this economy, and the rest of the world’s dependence upon this economy, we may “muddle through” for the next three to six years. John Mauldin ( coined the phrase “muddle-through economy.” He writes a free weekly newsletter that is extremely informative and highly recommended for people interested in the stock market. His theory, in concert with many other economic thinkers who focus upon value and not hype, concludes that the frustrations of unemployment, manufacturing moving offshore, continued personal and corporate bankruptcy, high-debt service and burgeoning government debt dictates this economy, at best, will “muddle through” for the next several years. Until the structural problems that exist have been addressed and brought into balance, where is the hope for an expanding and vibrant economy? The odds of the stock market continuing to obtain significantly higher levels from its current position are much less than the odds of our markets testing the lows of a few months ago. Stock purchases in this market’s trading range are dangerous. Avoiding this market will help assure one of a happy holiday season. Caveat Emptor! George Rauch, Longboat Key, is chief executive officer of Bradenton-based General Propeller and a former Wall Street investment banker. ❑

one of the largest cocaine conspiracies ever uncovered on the west coast of Florida. In addition to my police duties, I have volunteered my time at community events and supported a number of worthwhile local charities, which I plan on continuing. Please welcome Al Hogle as your new police chief. I have known Al for well over 20 years and can assure you that he is the consummate professional. He is an excellent choice for the position and will serve the community well. Farewell for now my friends. John Kintz

Where is the outrage? Dear Editor: Again and again and again Muslim fanatics are slaughtering Christians and Jews with impunity, while the Western world talks and talks and talks. Where is the sense of outrage? Where is the passion among civilized nations to stop this horrific attack on our world and our way of life? The Islamists are abundantly clear — destroy all those who are not Muslim and especially wipe out Israel and world Jewry. What are we waiting for? Will we ever, ever learn? Maye Lavinson Longboat Key

Re: true meaning of Islam Dear Editor: Undoubtedly. There are Muslims with peaceful dispositions, however, Islam, their religion, is not a religion of peace. Muslims are trying to have it both ways in the West. They tell Christians that Muslims worship the same God Christians worship, but in countries under Islamic law, the Christians are persecuted as infidels (unbelievers), their churches burned and their people murdered because they are not worshiping the same God. This is

why Christians are forbidden by Islamic law to even use the word Allah as a name for the God of the Bible. This is why Christians in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to build churches. This is why the Pakistani Islamic government has passed penal codes 294 and 295, which mandate the death penalty for the crime of insulting Muhammad of Islam. Another example is Malaysia. Instead of leaving Christians free to practice their religion, Islam, as soon as it has control and establishes Islamic law, it takes the approach to seek and destroy Christianity in one jihad after another. The truth is that both the Quran and Hadith teach Muslims to destroy lives and properties of those who will not accept Islam. Peace be with you. J. Gove Longboat Key

Tolls to generate bridge money Dear Editor: I was far more than somewhat pleased to read in this week’s Observer that the Longboat Key Town Commission is seriously considering the purchase of Gulf of Mexico Drive from the state and then charging tolls to cut down traffic. Now I feel free finally to present to my other Holmes Beach commissioners an idea that I’ve sat on for many years now: that we should purchase the bridge that connects Longboat Key from our Anna Maria Island and charge tolls there to cut traffic leaving from Longboat Key. Those tolls would, if priced right, then earn us enough to also purchase the Cortez Road bridge and charge tolls to the Longboat Key people returning home that way. The plan would then give us enough money eventually to build a bridge from the mainland to Longboat Key. In appreciation, that one would be toll-free. Don Maloney City Commissioner, Holmes Beach





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Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #226326 SPARKLING, NEWLY RENOVATED HOME Perfect for swimming or boating, boat dock & lift located on canal. Four BRs, kitchen, 2-car garage & numerous extras. $1,349,000. Derrick Bhayat, 388-4447 or 504-9785. #209142 PRIVATE WATERFRONT RETREAT for the boating/beach enthusiasts who appreciate privacy, exceptional landscaping & all amenities for family enjoyment. Wraparound decks accessible from all BRs. $1,280,000. John Zisman, 383-7591 or 504-2393. #222138 STUNNING & PRIVATE HOME on a cul-de-sac with great views across golf course & lake. Immaculate & spacious with tasteful upgrades, generous master suite & lovely pool area. $1,250,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0800. #227971 FABULOUS FULL BAY VIEWS of Sarasota from this award-winning & architecturally unique, multi-level bayfront home. Four decks, 40' lap pool, boat dock & lift. $1,195,000. John Zisman, 383-7591 or 504-2393. #217855 BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT Four BR home at Harbour Court section of the Longboat Key Club offers spectacular bay views to the city skyline. Private community pool/spa & boat dock. $1,100,000. Craig and Steve Abbott, 383-7591 or 302-0686. #228918 UNMATCHED VIEWS of Gulf, bay & city from 10th floor 3BR unit at L'Elegance. Gorgeous & classy decor, wraparound terraces & wonderful tile work. $899,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0800. #212649 SUNSET AND AZURE WATER VIEWS will be yours when living in this glamorous 2BR suite split plan unit with den & 48' see-through terrace. Walk to St. Armands shops. $895,900. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #226340 LONGBOAT KEY Charming waterfront home features an expansive master suite, tile floors, pool & brick courtyard on a private lot. $735,000. Bobbie Banan, 388-4447 or 356-2659. #228197 COREY'S LANDING ON THE LAKE Designer perfect 3BR villa with Italian tile floors, high ceilings, tiered terrace & 2-car garage. Pool, tennis, security & private beach. $615,000. Jenifer Schwell, 388-4447 or 383-3209. #228370 GORGEOUS SUNSET AND PANORAMIC VIEWS of Gulf and Lido Beach. Small complex, 3BRs and 2-car garage. $575,000. Jack & Jo James, 388-4447 or 928-3175. #213213 GRAND BIRD KEY HOME Large rooms including gracious dining room & master with sitting room. Lap pool with spa, pristine landscaping & more. $550,000. Jane Mooney, 388-4447 or 416-3354. #221657 OLD FLORIDA CHARM in sleepy Lagoon Park. Very private, tropical setting with nearby beach access. Recently restored. $450,000. Chad Roffers, 951-6660 or 376-0188. #221858 THREE BR RANCH HOME offers space for all of your needs in Buttonwood Harbour on Longboat Key. Living room with fireplace opens to a large Florida room, caged lanai & pool. $445,000. 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AMAZING WATERFRONT HOME with impeccable attention to detail & fabulous interiors on oversized lot facing 2 canals. Large caged pool/spa area for entertaining, new dock & lift. $1,350,000. Karen Chandler & Bill Hackett, 349-3444 or 366-7107. #227630 DIRECT BAY ACCESS & GULF VIEWS Soaring ceilings with fabulous coral rock fireplace, gleaming oak floors & expansive glass leading to screened porch overlooking Bayou & boat dock. $1,250,000. Karen Chandler and Bill Hackett, 349-3444 or 366-7107. #225068 SIESTA KEY Completely mesmerizing views of azure Big Pass. Contemporary updated home with separate office or apartment on a private road. $989,000. Alix Wexler and Paul Romley, 349-3444 or 346-8123. #227782 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 RARE GULF-FRONT CONDO w/ boat dockage on private south end of Siesta Key. Breathtaking views of the Gulf & miles of white, sandy beach. $599,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #213322

COREY'S LANDING Soaring ceilings, exquisite built-ins & designer touches throughout. Community pool & tennis included. $889,900. Pam DeMarie and Connie Lyke, 951-6660. #227667


Vista Bay VISTA BAY POINT Celebrate spectacular sunsets and the glittering city skyline from your luxury condominium residence, on Golden Gate Point. Enjoy the privacy of one residence per floor and unrivaled amenities. Priced from $800,000's. $1,850,000. Carolyn Cowgill, 302-8000. EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN & ATTRACTIVE on one of Longboat Key's premier sites with Gulf front pool & clubhouse. Impeccable grounds, tennis & beach. Walk to shopping & restaurants. $415,000. Donna Maloof, 383-7591. #226185 CONDO NEAR THE BAY with tropical vegetation & golf course views in a maintenance-free, gated community. Newly painted 3BR with large formal dining area. $399,900. Helen Larson, 383-7591or 350-1916. #216747 ENJOY THE SUNSET over the Gulf from this beautifully furnished 2BR condo. Amenities include deeded beach access, tennis, pool and community boat dock. $385,000. Cindy Dillander, 493-2500 or 716-3203. #373654 CHARMING RENOVATION of one of the only duplexes in the Village on Longboat & only one lot from the bay. Enjoy bay views from a second story. Build your dream home in a one of a kind neighborhood. $375,000. Jo Ellen Burnham, 383-3759. #215530 LONGBOAT KEY - income producing efficiency. Enjoy your vacation in fourstar luxury & collect income while you are away. Outstanding mgmt. & income. $253,000. Ann Martin, 388-4447 or 953-7717. #151385 TENNIS MAGAZINE'S RATED #1 RESORT. Owner's use limited to 30 days per year in this #1 rated tennis resort on the beach. Two BR suite sleeps 6. $235,000. Susan Fox, 383-3759. #212828 TENNIS MAGAZINE RATED #1 RESORT Owners may stay 30 days per year & have use of tennis courts, fitness center, salon & spa, & water sports rental equipment. $230,000. Susan Fox, 383-3759. #212674 TENNIS MAGAZINE RATED #1 RESORT Owners may stay in their unit any 30 days per year & have use of 21 tennis courts, fitness center, complimentary children's program, salon & spa, restaurant & deli & water sports rental equipment. $142,000. Susan Fox, 383-3759. #215867

– SIESTA KEY – TIMELESS ELEGANCE ON SIESTA KEY The pinnacle of custom construction on a special double-sided waterfront lot awaits. Open Sarasota Bay views & protected deep boating water. $5,500,000. Marcia Salkin & Paulene Soublis, 388-4447 or 356-0203. #225313 ABSOLUTE PERFECTION Watch the dolphins play from this beautiful Gulf front pool/spa home on Siesta Key. Wonderfully appointed, a great home for entertaining. $4,350,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #227686 STUNNING BAYFRONT HOME with sweeping views of Sarasota Bay & city skyline. Four BR home with 8700 sq. ft., kitchen with center island & lushly landscaped large pool area . $4,300,000. Christina Ashley, 383-7591 or 780-0291. #227181 YACHTING RETREAT ON NORTH SIESTA Long bay views from every major room of this classically modern home with 4BR suites, high ceilings, coral stone fireplace & courtyard entry. $3,750,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #224010 DIRECT GULF FRONT No beach, with over 170' on Big Pass. Four BR home on 2 buildable lots features a master wing, media room & updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances. $2,950,000. Maria Beck, 951-6660 or 356-0063. #227845 ENJOY SPECTACULAR SUNSET VIEWS of Gulf & bay from newer home with 140' on Big Pass. Boaters can add dock on Bayou Louise. $2,500,000. Sandy Thompson, 349-3444 or 365-1548, ext. 536. #226434 ENJOY SULTRY SUNSETS from screened porch or lounge by Gulf front pool. Beachhouse with private guest quarters and 70' of private beach on South Siesta Key. $1,750,000. Karen Chandler and Bill Hackett, 349-3444 or 366-7107. #217706 EXCITING CARL ABBOTT MODERN DESIGN home with 3,400 sq. ft. & 4BRs to be built on North Siesta Key sailboat water with private dock. $1,695,000. Maria Beck, 951-6660 or 356-0063. #227767 FABULOUS SPANISH-MEDITERRANEAN Three/4BR 2-story home with over 4,200 sq. ft., tile floors, open floor plan, granite counters, high ceilings & pool on sailboat water with dock. $1,500,000. Andy and Magda Franklin, 349-3444 or 504-0205. #228893

ES CA BAY Grand estate on Florida's West Coast set on 2.8 acres of gated & exquisitely landscaped bay frontage. Historically sensitive restored Thomas Reed Martin masterpiece. A Sotheby's listing. $13,750,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #227975 MAGNIFICENT ITALIAN VILLA-STYLE Panoramic bay views of Longboat Key & Ca'd'Zan. High ceilings, gourmet kitchen & 2,200 sq. ft. master suite. Private boat dock. A Sotheby's listing. $5,750,000. Mel and Jan Goldsmith, 388-4447 or 383-6673. #220067 HARBOR ACRES BAYFRONT ESTATE Grand bay views from this family home that lives casually, yet entertains grandly. Expansive lawns, majestic oaks, rare quality & value. A Sotheby's listing. $4,295,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #226252 HARBOR ACRES MEDITERRANEAN DREAM HOME Located on an open deepwater basin, this 4BR home has volume ceilings, new kitchen, luxurious master suite with loggia, pool & dock. $2,595,000. Kim & Michael Ogilvie, 951-6660 or 923-0373. #219333 THE TOWER RESIDENCES AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, SARASOTA An exclusive luxury tower of condominium residences amidst the old-world grandeur and legendary service of the Ritz-Carlton. Just minutes from the enriching pleasures of downtown Sarasota. Priced from $1,000,000+. Debbie Bahr & Joan Dickinson, 364-8884. 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. GLORIOUS KEY WEST-STYLE with bay views, rich materials & detail, granite, wood, RV garage, pool & vast fenced yard. Stunning open plan with elevator. $750,000. Terri Derr & Ken Torrington, 383-7591 or 356-6694. #228355 GATOR CREEK ESTATES Lovely treed 5.5 acres with pond & barn. Great 3BR family home of over 3,400 sq. ft. with new kitchen, office & pool. $579,000. Kim & Michael Ogilvie, 951-6660 or 923-0373. #222335 DEER CREEK Immaculate 4/3-1/2 Rutenberg home. Pool overlooks gorgeous lakefront setting. Lush landscaping. $510,000. Anne Marie Dean, 388-4447 or 355-0240. #229404 ENJOY THE AMBIANCE of St. Armands circle from this lovely, newly renovated 3BR pool home with front elevation & fireplace in family room. A real treasure. $489,000. Diana Alagood, 752-0101 or 928-5901. #87927 MAGNIFICENT 1929 THOMAS MARTIN designed 3BR home with interior reflecting the remarkable restoration. Features a large, glass Florida room overlooking a city park. $439,000. Tom R. Delaney, 388-4447 or 387-3990. #225616 QUALITY & GRACE ABOUND Golf course home situated on 1/2 acre with 3,200+ sq. ft. & breathtaking lake views. Mature landscaping, custom upgrades & optional golf membership. $425,000. Linda Driggs, 951-6660 or 922-1459. #223968 STUNNING MAINTENANCE-FREE home in University Park. Brand new Tommy Bahama-style home with exceptional moldings & Plantation shutters overlooks preserve, pool & fitness center. $389,000. Linda Driggs, 951-6660 or 922-1459. #227874 LIVE IN UNIVERSITY PARK Lake & golf course views, exquisite architecture, stone & granite, pillars, crown moulding & private heated pool/spa. Breathtaking grounds & interior. $375,000. Sharon Straw, 951-6660. #227545 LIGHT AND BRIGHT Charming, immaculate 3BR plus office home with the ultimate in privacy. Lush landscaping, heated pool/spa & 2-car garage. One block from Sarasota Bay. $359,000. Ann Martin, 388-4447 or 953-7717. #227082 BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE VIEWS Completely remodeled including ceramic tile throughout. Light & bright open plan 3BR home with 2-car garage. $275,000. Ann Martin, 388-4447 or 953-7717. #228078 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY FRONTAGE Handyman's special or teardown, LM zoned in area of commercial opportunity. Includes 2BR & efficiency. Great visibility & rental income potential. $224,900. Mirta M. Klauber, 383-7591 or 266-6060. #225247 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 models open daily. Priced from $190,000 to $480,000's. Karen Wall, Martina Coppenrath & Eric Massey, 955-2955. IDYLLIC 2 ACRE BEACH RETREAT set on 300' of pristine Manasota Key walking beach, this casually chic home is an ideal getaway. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, open pool & dock. $2,999,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #228077

SIESTA KEY - DEEP BOATING WATER Elegant 4/5BR home on Robert's Bay with elevator, 3 fireplaces, guest quarters & covered boathouse. Custom detail throughout. $2,350,000. Maria Beck, 951-6660 or 356-0063. #226447

BEACHFRONT JEWEL Six BRs & over 6,600 sq. ft. with sweeping beach & Gulf views. Volume ceilings, granite counters & separate guest apartment. $3,360,000. Jo Ann Thorpe, 388-4447 or 349-7583. #226239

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SPECTACULAR VIEWS FROM THE RITZ This 2BR suite unit features a den & offers wonderful water views from all rooms. Handsomely appointed. Two parking spaces. $1,495,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #215206




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Do chimpanzees have legal rights? “ ... behold the chimpanzee. He sits on the ancestral tree from which we spring in ages gone” (Joseph P. MacCarthy). “Monkeys who very sensibly refrain from speech lest the should be set to earn their living” (Kenneth Grahame). Whether one agrees with the authors, the answer to the titled question is not frivolous and is worthy of legal discussion. Simba is a world-famous chimpanzee. He was a steady performer in the Ice Capades. Often he appeared on television and acted on the stage and in circus events. But now he is 31 years old and a candidate for the gas chamber with no expectation of a last-minute reprieve from the governor. But meaningful efforts are underway to prevent such an untimely end, since chimps frequently live beyond half a century. Thus, animal rights groups are united to protect the life

and claimed rights for Simba and others similarly situated. The Chimpanzee Collaboratory ( who knew of its existence?), a national coalition of research and advocacy groups, is urging courts to appoint human guardian ad litems or guardians at law to represent the anthropoid apes and their ilk. It has garnered the support of Lawrence Tribe, Harvard law professor, well-known for his arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, usually in favor of liberal issues. Analyzing the corporations that are legally recognized as persons, the famed attorney argues, “The whole status of animals as things is what needs to be rethought. Non-human animals certainly can be given standing.” Steve Wise, author of “Rattling the Cages,” a manifesto for chimpanzee rights, urges that animals are more like our children than our property, chimps


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Cops’ Corner

Nov. 25

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.

Nov. 20 3:25 p.m. — 3200 block Harbourside Drive. Subject drove a construction vehicle through gate. It was the second time in 24 hours vehicle plowed through the gate. 8:25 p.m. — 4300 block Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Traffic violation. Subject arrested for driving with suspended license.

6:14 p.m. — 300 block GMD. Animal. During their private tennis lessons, young girls were chased around the court by a squirrel. The instructor “moved the girls to safety.” He then tried to chase away the squirrel, but it bit his shoe. Big mistake. The instructor hit the furry fiend with his tennis racquet. Police suggested that those who use the courts in the future be warned of the potential threat posed by squirrels.

Nov. 23 3:58 p.m. — 700 block Norton Street. Property damage. Subject’s boat engine malfunctioned, causing him to crash into another vessel.

Nov. 24 2:16 a.m. — 3100 block GMD. Property found. License of Sarasota man found by road. 12:08 p.m. — 4100 block GMD. Property missing. Subject said a wall hanging containing a stamp worth $1,200 is missing. 7:51 p.m. — 792 St. Judes Drive. Dog nuisance. Subject said dog left unpleasant pile on lawn. Subject does not want dog or its droppings on his lawn again. 9:41 p.m. — 4400 block Exeter Drive. Disturbance. Subject said he could hear man yelling profanity in nearby apartment. Man denied yelling and said he was sleeping.

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Nov. 26 1:55 a.m. — 5400 block GMD. Missing person. Subject reported 26-year-old son missing. Son showed up half an hour later. 10:24 a.m. — 500 block Hornblower Lane. Fraud. Subject said he stayed at hotel and used credit card. He later learned that card was used to purchase an unidentified $600 item, which was sent to Indonesia. Subject is nervous because hotel employees were Middle Easterners.

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7:34 a.m. — 500 block Jessmyth Drive. Fire. Palm branches caught fire after contacting power lines. 10:32 a.m. — 2500 block GMD. Public service. Subject was sent elsewhere to seek restraining order on fellow condo dweller with whom he argued in April. 2:58 p.m. — 500 block Bay Isles Parkway. Property lost. Subject is missing registration sticker from tag.

10:55 a.m. — 6700 block GMD. Suspicious circumstance. Subject said someone shone a flashlight into her condo and she is concerned a burglar was doing some research. 11:32 a.m. — 2800 block Harbourside Drive. Fishing. Subject told to stop fishing from private property. 12:04 p.m. — 500 block Bay Isles Parkway. Traffic accident. Subject backed into a car in a parking lot. 12:49 p.m. — 200 block Sands Point Road. Missing person. Child lost on the beach was found. 6:36 p.m. — 2600 block GMD. Traffic accident. Subject’s fender bumped another car’s fender during a turn.

Nov. 28 11:54 a.m. — 1200 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject with six Tibetan monks in his van was passing illegally and cited for reckless driving. Subject said he was in a hurry to get the monks to their musical performance.

Nov. 29 9:11 a.m. — 600 block Yardarm Lane. Suspicious circumstance. Subject found her sliding glass door slightly ajar, but

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Missing Items 9 7 6 1

Critters Barking dogs Dead turtles Loose dogs Dog attack Bees’ nest Frantic squirrel

6 1 14 3 1 1

High Crimes Burglaries Drug arrests Larceny Trespassing Vandalism Warrant arrests

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

7 55 25 31 1 126

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

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Only on Longboat Jacuzzi near-drowning 1 Lost and found people 0 Code violations 117 Personality conflict 42 Superglued doors 1 Rude in restaurant 0 Nipple Pinching 2 Picking toenails 0 Elvis sightings 0 Explicit Speedos 2 Anthrax anxieties 4 Crossdresser crossing 1 Soda overdose 1 Classmate clobbering 1 *Statistics represent the reports published in Cops’ Corner year-todate. They are not the official number of calls handled by the police.

the locks were still in place. Police found no sign of prying, but said the area will receive extra patrolling. 10:55 a.m. — 1600 block Harbor Cay Lane. Public service. Subject’s water pipe broke, causing a large leak. 12:27 p.m. — 2600 block GMD. Traffic accident. Subject hit car while trying to enter road. 4:12 p.m. — 700 block El Centro. Traffic accident. Subject hit wrong pedal and backed into a house, causing $10,000 worth of damage. ❑

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Unfinished business interferes with life We all have some unfinished business in our lives, be it with our parents (regardless of how old or young we are), an adult child, grandchild, spouse, friend or colleague. For example, did our parents betray us by not being available to us either emotionally, physically or both? Or were we the victim of domestic violence or sexual abuse or physical abuse or infidelity? Or did we grow up in an alcoholic family and then marry someone just like mom (or dad) who turned out to be an alcoholic as well? And sometimes, our unfinished business is with ourselves, with choices and decisions that we made which ultimately played havoc with either our own lives or the lives of others close to us. Typically however, it is only when this unfinished business continues to intrude and interfere with the emotional and psychological quality of our own lives, that people decide to finally acknowledge, address, and take whatever steps necessary to put the trauma to rest as best as possible.

which currently threatens his second marriage. When I met Ken for the first time he told me that he couldn’t understand why his anger was so out of control when he had a loving wife, a successful business and a close relationship with his children. After I asked him questions about his childhood, he told me that his mother had been a great lady and that his father had abandoned him when he was 2 years old. When I probed for specific details about his relationship with his mother (and his lack of relationship with his father), he told me tearfully that she had not been around the house much and that as a little boy he had been required to do all of the cooking, cleaning and ironing. She never attended any of his games or school events and would bring men to the house where he would hear her having sex. He also told me that his mother would beat him regularly with a paddle and a stick. When I asked him where he had stored his anger and pain as a child, he told me that he simply had tried not to think about it. Ken married when he was 19 and became very wealthy as a young man but would frequently explode at his wife and children at the smallest upset. Although he and his first wife stayed together for more than 38 years, they

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Case history Ken* is a 62-year-old executive married to his second wife, Sharon, for five years. He has four grown children. Ken was referred to me by psychiatrist Dr. Barbara Srur for individual therapy because of his uncontrollable rage

both went their separate ways, and finally, she left him for a much younger man. Ken is a very rational and intelligent man and initially could see no logical connection between his early family life and his uncontrollable rage in his first marriage. But now history is repeating itself. Ken is terrified about the prospect of losing his second wife and is committed to understanding how his past relationship with his mother has affected his relationships with his two wives. When we are seriously wounded emotionally and/or physically as a child, we frequently either consciously or unconsciously repress or suppress our pain, fear, anger and loneliness. In our quiet moments alone we wonder why mom or dad were not able to love us. “What was wrong with me?” is a question frequently asked by children who were neglected, abused or abandoned by their parents. In order to move beyond the original trauma one needs to revisit the old homestead and be helped to express genuine feelings that previously were either denied, avoided or repressed. The process is an amazing one. Because, once the old issues are thoroughly dealt with, the person is then able to learn to deal appropriately and constructively with people in his/her current life. Ken is now in the middle phase of therapy with me. He cries. He now is able to express his anger about how his mother so badly

abused and neglected him. He also mourns for the father he never knew. The therapy has been cathartic for Ken. His feelings have been unleashed. He now realizes how his history affected him and his relationships and is well on his way to changing this history. His prognosis is excellent. *The names and some of the details have been changed to protect the confidentiality and anonymity of my patient. Beatty Cohan is a nationally recognized psychotherapist, with post-graduate specialization training in family and marital therapy and sexual dysfunction. She is the co-author of “For Better For Worse Forever — 10 Steps For Building a Lasting Relationship with the Man You Love.” ❑

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Defining holistic health-care practitioners More and more Americans are learning about holistic health, an umbrella term that covers the complementary and alternative medicine scene. Kenneth Pelletier, M.D., states in his book, “The Best Alternative Medicine,” that complementary medicine accounts for at least 629 million visits to healthcare practitioners annually. According to Vitality health magazine, more than 50% of American adults use alternative medicine, usually as a complement to traditional Western-medicine practices. With the proliferation of holistic health-care opportunities, how do we sort out who does what? How many of us really understand the concept of holistic health as it applies to the various complementary or alternative medical treatments and its practitioners? For example, what’s the difference between an osteopathic physician and a conventional medical doctor? How do the services and treatments rendered by an osteopath and a chiropractor differ? What do doctors of naturopathy and doctors of oriental medicine do when they treat patients, and what kind of training and education do they have? As the number and variety of holistic health-care practitioners increase, it seems a good idea to define and sort out the differences among the N.Ds., M.Ds., D.Os., D.Cs. and D.O.Ms. This is the first of a two-part column on the subject of defining holistic health-care practitioners. This month we’ll briefly cover the differences between an osteopath and conventional family doctor, the differences between osteopaths and chiropractors and outline the definition of naturopathic medicine. Next month we’ll highlight the treatments and care given by practitioners of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. First of all, what does holistic health mean? Although there is apparently no accepted standard definition for holistic, holistic health, or holistic medicine, the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA) explains that most usage falls within two common definitions: • Holistic as a whole made up of interdependent parts. You are most likely to hear these parts referred to as 1) mind/body connection, 2) mind/body/spirit, or 3) physical/mental/emotional/spiritual aspects. When this meaning is applied to illness, it is called holistic medicine and includes a number of factors, such as 1) dealing with the root cause of an illness, 2) increasing patient involvement, and 3) considering both conventional (allopathic) and complementary (alternative) therapies.

• Holistic as a synonym for alternative therapies. By this definition, going holistic means turning away from any conventional medical options and using alternative treatment exclusively. This meaning mainly relates to illness and sometimes is used for controversial therapies.

M.D. or D.O. — what’s the difference? The basic difference between an M.D. (doctor of medicine) and D.O. (doctor of osteopathy) is becoming narrower all the time in the United States. Both are required to complete an undergraduate degree — usually with an emphasis on science — followed by four years of medical school and then a residency program. The length of this residency program varies by the physician’s specialty, such as primary care, orthopedics, psychiatry, surgery or obstetrics. Most osteopathic medical schools emphasize training students to become primary care physicians. Both D.Os. and M.Ds. must pass state licensure requirements and examinations. The essential difference between a D.O. and M.D. in primary care is mostly philosophical. A D.O. tends to treat the whole person rather than using the disease-specific approach of many conventional M.Ds. For example, if you are seeking treatment for your migraines, a D.O. might question underlying emotional issues like stress on the job, family problems, etc. The M.D. might look for physical symptoms first before pursuing the other issues. Both can write prescriptions. Osteopathic physicians are also trained in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and can use manipulations for treating their patients.

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How do the treatments given by an osteopath and chiropractor differ? A chiropractor (D.C.) concentrates mainly on adjusting the spine and frequently uses X-rays to diagnose and treat injuries. Chiropractors work to restore function and increase range of motion in a joint so that the patient can turn and bend and do more activities without being restricted by limitations in movement.

The British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy maintains that naturopathy is a medical system that “endorses natural methods and rational diet to promote and sustain health.” A doctor of naturopathy (N.D.) focuses on correcting imbalances caused by everything from genetic to social, emotional and environmental factors. N.Ds. stress the importance of preventative medicine, using techniques like dietary supplements, special diets, stress reduction, herbal (not Chinese herbs) and botanical therapies and lifestyle counseling to promote the body’s own healing potential. Not all states license naturopathic physicians but those that do, require a four-year graduate degree from an accredited naturopathic medical school, of which there are only four in the U.S. In states without a law defining naturopathic licensing requirements, degrees can be obtained through mail-order schools. Susan Goldfarb is a freelance writer and certified yoga instructor who teaches at The Education Center on Longboat Key. ❑

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Osteopaths use X-rays less frequently than D.Cs. They use palpation (touch) of soft tissues (muscles, ligaments and tendons) and spinal positioning in conjunction with overall postural balance to form a diagnosis. Osteopaths work on the spine but also the whole body, including peripheral points. Chiropractors use more manipulative techniques than osteopaths, who may use manipulation in conjunction with soft tissue and mobilization (stretching of joints) techniques. Both maintain that mobility at the joints is essential and have studied the musculo-skeletal system and everything that can impact it in detail. Chiropractors require a four-year undergraduate college prerequisite in most states, four years of chiropractic training, successful completion of national boards, an internship of one year at a college clinic and licensure. Post-graduate course work as well as residency programs are also available to chiropractors who seek board certification. Chiropractors cannot perform surgery or prescribe medications, but they often sell a range of supplements.

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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 are available for pick up. Details, 383-8811. ••••••• Lecture and Lunch — Dr. Herbert Silverstein will discuss implantable hearing devices from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Selby Public Library. RSVP, 951-0440. “Frankly Speaking About Cancer Treatment: Take Control of Side Effects With Medicine, Mind & Body” Program — will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at The Wellness Community. Free. RSVP, 921-5539. CPR for Health Care Providers Course — will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Cost is $37.50. Register, 752-5203, 941-408-1412.

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From humble beginning, great things can happen. In 1972, the newly organized St. Mary Star of the Sea Guild held its first Holiday Bazaar. Cornie Schultz, president of the Guild that year, recalls, “We had two tables of miscellaneous crafts. Everyone donated something. We didn’t have much membership at that time — about a dozen women.” Net proceeds that year were $350.

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On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Guild will hold its 30th Holiday Bazaar at Stella Maris Hall at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. The hall will be crowded with tables piled high with homemade items. Among the items for sale will be potholders, place mats and aprons — all with a Christmas theme — made by Schultz. Although she now resides in Sarasota, Schultz is a member of St Mary’s and active with the Guild. She regularly attends the crafts workshops and shares her sewing skills. The Holiday Bazaar chairman is Clara McGonigle. “We have more items than ever,” McGonigle says. “This year we have added miniature chocolate houses and chocolate lollipops we made during recent workshops.” She estimates between 70 and 80 Guild members have contributed items for the bazaar. During the bazaar’s 30-year history, some things have remained the same. Schultz said, “The bazaar is a lot bigger but the camaraderie remains the same. Our members come from all over the country and I enjoy sharing their experiences. We bought a 100-cup coffee pot in 1972 using S & H green stamps and I believe it is still in use.” But some things do change. Net proceeds of the 2001 bazaar were

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Getting ready for St. Mary’s Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 7 are Guild President Barbara Breen, Cornie Schultz and Clara McGonigle. more than $12,000. The funds are distributed to local non-profit organizations such as Meals on Wheels, SOLVE, Girls Inc. and Resurrection House.


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Services All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, will offer Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. Holy Eucharist and Healing also will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday. 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 Saturday Masses at 4:30 and 6 p.m. and Sunday Masses at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Daily Masses are held at 9 a.m. Monday

through Friday. The Rev. Edward Pick is the pastor of the church. 383-1255. Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road. The annual Veterans Service, honoring temple veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, will be at 8 p.m. Friday, followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Saturday Shabbat Service will be at 10 a.m. Rabbi Michael Eisenstat will officiate at both services, assisted by Joseph Spinella, cantorial soloist/music director, and on Friday by the Temple Beth Israel Choir. 383-3428. The Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Worship services are at 10 a.m. Sundays (nursery available). The Rev. Kenneth Gill, senior minister, will officiate. Adult study classes with the Rev. Charles Shook are at 8:30 a.m. Sundays. 383-6491.

Dante Vezzoli Dante Vezzoli, 93, of Bird Key, died Nov. 20 at his home. He was born Feb. 7, 1909, in the Bronx, N.Y. He moved to Bird Key in 1963. He retired as a colonel in 1961 after 20 years in the Army, having served in Europe and the Pacific during World War II and in the Korean War. He also was a sculptor. He received a degree in physics in 1933 from Alfred University in New York, and in 1998 he received an honorary doctorate in fine arts from the university. He was a member of Bird Key Yacht Club and the Flying Liars Club. He volunteered as Sarasota Memorial Hospital and he was a past president of Save Our Bays. His survivors include several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Dec. 3 at Bird Key Yacht Club. Inurnment was held in Arlington National Cemetery. National Cremation Society, Sarasota Chapter, was in charge. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238

Lily A. Schwartz Lily A. Schwartz, 88, of Longboat Key, died Nov. 24. She was born March 23, 1914, in London and came here 25 years ago from Evanston, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of Temple Beth Israel and Women’s American ORT. Her survivors include her husband, Arthur F.; a daughter, Leah of Phoenix; a son, David of

Denver; a sister, June Newman of San Diego; and a brother, Arthur Pattender of London. A service was held Nov. 29 at Temple Beth Israel. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, was in charge. Memorial donations may be made to Women’s American ORT, 315 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10010-3677.

Caroline (Keene) Harris Caroline (Keene) Harris, 95, of Cohasset, Mass., and formerly of Longboat Key, died Nov. 28. She was born Jan. 1, 1907, in Hingham, Mass., and came to the Key in 1970, moving to Cohasset two years ago. She was a librarian at Tufts Library, Weymouth, Mass., from 1956 to 1970. She was a member of the Longboat Key Garden Club, a founder of the American Field Service Hingham Chapter and All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church. Her survivors include her daughters, Julia Porter of Mystic, Conn., Caroline Baldwin of Silver City, N.M., Lydia of Hingham and Susan Larson of Crystal Lake, Ill.; a son, Carl W. Jr. of Hingham; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 172 Main St., Hingham. Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group of the South Shore (ADSGSS), P.O. Box 109, Hingham, MA 02043.

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by the Rev. Eric P. WOGEN

speak to his people on God’s behalf. In spite of his dire warnings that Jerusalem was done for, the unfaithfulness of God’s people would not be overlooked and the future was terribly bleak, Zephaniah still sounded a reassuring word of hope. He spoke words like these: Do not fear, O Zion; Do not let your hands grow weak. The lord your God is in your midst; A warrior who gives victory. He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will renew you in his love.

We live with a hope rooted in the one sent by God to set us free, the one who came to tell us of God’s lasting love, the one who proclaimed God’s forgiving love, the word made flesh. During these days that lead to another celebration of the birth of Jesus, may our prayer be the simple yet profound words prayed by so many who have gone before us, “Come, Lord Jesus.” May we pray that prayer firmly believing that he has and confident that he will. The Rev. Eric P. Wogen is a pastor at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church. ❑

Those are beautiful words. They are words of hope. Other prophets declare a similar message, a message that never grows old. That message continues to speak to us. It is a message that is so vital to remember: In the midst of our hurts, we can live with hope. I need not remind you, we all carry our personal collection of hurts within. They came in various sizes and shapes. Our hurts may have names and faces. They may be labeled son, daughter, mother, father, husband, wife, grandchild or friend. Our hurts may be rooted in illness, tragic circumstances, unexpected failure, a scary diagnosis, financial worries or changing circumstances. Our hurts may relate to fear of what’s ahead, the inability to make a hard decision, depression, too many birthdays or loss of independence. Our hurts may be the result of a misunderstanding, overwhelming guilt, bitterness, envy, feeling unloved, loneliness or disappointment. Our hurts may flow from an inferiority complex, veiled insecurities, feeling totally unappreciated or being terribly taken advantage of. Like it or not, we live with our hurts, both those life hurls at us and those we tend to bring upon ourselves. But, as undeniable as those hurts may be, we live with a hope that is just as certain, just as real, just as undeniable.

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The cards have already started arriving. How good it is to hear once again from those we have not heard from since last December. Christmas greetings have a wonderful way of getting us caught up with those we know and appreciate but tend to hear from only on an annual basis. For the most part, such remembrances share news we are grateful to receive. But, now and then, we are informed of circumstances that make our hearts ache. That’s precisely what happened to me last year about this time. I received word from a marvelous mother of three growing boys that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The news really rocked me. I had watched this talented young lady grow from an uncertain freshman in high school to a most capable, caring and compassionate wife and mom. Her brief note concluded with a request that I pray for her family and for her. Still reeling from what I had just read, I retreated into my mental isolation booth to ponder the implications for this unwanted report. I reflected upon a reality that all of us know and know well — our lives on this earth are punctuated always by both the hurts and the hopes a new day brings our way. Keeping the two in balance can be a tremendous challenge at times. Further thought led me to consider a renewing truth that has regularly been a source of encouragement to me throughout my ministry. That truth is ever present but has a way of moving to center stage each and every Advent season. That eternal truth is this: As God’s people, we are able to live with hope, even as we struggle with our hurts. The Old Testament prophets have a way of making that truth come alive for me. Even a prophet like Zephaniah, labeled by one of my seminary professors as “the prophet of doom and gloom,” points to the possibility of renewal, despite the foreboding circumstances that caused him to





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FAIRWAY BAY $449,000 Two bedroom, two bath garden Apt.,behind the gates of LBK Club, renovated with granite counters, ceramic flooring, new Appls, & an internal staircase to six-car garage & 1st level which doubles the space. LO#222897 LINDA & EMMETT WEBER 941-924-9000

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BAY ISLES $599,000 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View Behind the gates of LBK Club. This 3BR/3.5BA custom home is all on one level. 15 foot ceilings & an open floor plan make it very bright. Walk to golf, marina, and beach. LO#211557 LINDA & EMMETT WEBER 941-924-9000

SEAPLACE $459,900 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View Beautifully updated "A" with partial Gulf view. Nicely furnished, a "beach retreat" feeling. Separate laundry room with extra storage. Tile floors & renovations done two-years ago. LO#225599 THE KOY GROUP 941-924-9000

Longboat Key LONGBOAT KEY $2,875,000 A true estate feel comprised of two lots, lushly landscaped with seclusion & privacy on the open Bay. One of a kind property with approximately 1.5 acres on boating water. LO#225136 BRUCE MYER 941-924-9000

LONGBOAT KEY $625,000 Rarely available corner Sunset Beach condo with double terraces and a private stairway to the beach and pool. Split bedroom plan and gorgeous views of sunsets and beach LO#227631 HANNERLE MOORE 941-924-9000

FIDDLER BAYOU $1,995,000 Prime Siesta Key building site. Almost an acre with 150' on Fiddler's Bayou. You will have spectacular Gulf views of Big Pass and South Lido from your new construction. LO#219684 JUDY KEPECZ 941-924-9000

INDIAN BEACH $599,000 Down a tree canopied lane you find the casual elegance of this two/three bedroom, two & a half bath home, with separate guest quarters. This romantic home features fine craftsmanship & golden oak floors. LO#228081 LOUISE TESSIER 941-924-9000

LONGBOAT KEY $595,000 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View This 2300 plus SF., three bedroom, Longboat Key home has a terrific split bedroom plan with very large master bath. Beautiful grounds with room for pool and located on shallow canal. LO#225636 HANNERLE MOORE 941-924-9000


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BlackTie BY EMILY WALSH Black Tie Editor

Desperately seeking shoes ... If you have a shoe fetish (as most women do) and are searching for the perfect pair to go with that new gown you just bought, BT has found them for you. Nello’s has signed an exclusive contract with David and Victoria Rhyne, Ringling School of Art & Design graduates and Dyeable shoe creators. But these aren’t plain dyeable pumps, these dyeable shoes come in all different styles — strappy, flats, stilettos and more. The Rhynes dye the shoes to match your dress, but will also create the same beading design that adorns your dress on the shoes with Swarovski crystals, flowers, lace, etc. In addition to shoes, the Rhynes design purses, jewelry, tiaras, and masks. Don’t forget about your mask for the Opera Ball ... the Rhynes will create a mask to match your dress! Thanks for Giving ... On Monday, Nov. 25 the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Sarasota Magazine and SunTrust hosted a “Thanks for Giving” luncheon in honor of the 2001/2002 season chairpersons for Sarasota’s charitable events. Longboat Key, Lido Shores, St. Armands Key and Bird Key residents were among the who’s who being honored — Morton Siegler, Lee Barsky, Penny Hill, Maria Desanto, Leila Gompertz, Carolyn Michel, Michael Saunders, Bill and Christine Isaac, Edward and Harriet Schaye, Sandy Buchanan, Bill and Helene Myers, Betty Danto, Bea Friedman, Dottie Baer Garner, Jo Ann Wolverton and Betty Menell were honored, along with many other well deserving chairpersons.

Sarasota Chapter of Technion President Bob Rosenthal and Revella Price

Alisa and Ernest Kretzmer

Esther Smidof with Bruce and Naomi Wertheimer

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Pucker up ... Because “It’s a Ball at the Mistletoe 2002!” If you are caught under one of the many mistletoe balls NOT kissing, the “Mistletoe Police” will blow a whistle and fine you $25 (as a donation). It’s much better to be caught lip-locked than to be sent to a cell-block, because the Mistletoe Ball committee says there are no appeals allowed! Did they go Mediterranaean? ... Friends had trouble recognizing Len and Molly

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Rabbi Sanford Saperstein with Anita Glick

Members of the Sarasota/Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Technion Society were treated to lunch in appreciation of the support the Sarasota chapter has given to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. In the past two years, the small Sarasota Technion chapter has raised an impressive amount of almost $4 million for “Israel’s M.I.T.” The contributions have supported a number of on-campus construction projects, including an auditorium and dormitory wing, as well as equipment and faculty

recruitment. At the Technion luncheon held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Island House at the Longboat Key Club, Sarasota Chapter Chairman Milton Richter and President Bob Rosenthal were pleased to present the guest speaker, Professor Ido Perlman, dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Perlman discussed the psychological and academic challenges involved in the life of Technion students who are called into reserve service for the Israeli military. ❑

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Schechter’s Bogey Lane home behind its pseudo Parthenon façade of Greek pillars for “A Big, Fat, Greek Dinner Party” given earlier this month for the visit of Len’s daughter, Stacie Schechter, and her husband, Lou Agamie. The party borrowed unabashedly from the recent mega-hit movie — Alicia LeVine brought (and copiously sprayed) Windex, dinner wasn’t beef but lamb and three bundt cakes baked by Molly had floral centers. Guests also enjoyed an entertaining performance of belly dancing by Tahja.

Marion Kreshtool, Gary Folz and Diane Muir

Kathy Lesjak, Dan Friss, chairman of the Sarasota Chapter of Technion, Milton Richter and Les Lesjak




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To usher in the new year at The Emperor’s Ball, you want to look the part. Tom Maus and Harold Freeman of Maus & Hoffman on St. Armands, put together a regal, yet festive look for this week’s Black Tie Look.

The Emperor’s Ball When: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) Where: Hyatt Sarasota

The event On New Year’s Eve who wants to sit in front of the TV watching the ball drop in Times Square? You should be out celebrating like kings and queens! So put away those pots and pans — you won’t be banging them at midnight this year. Because hear ye, hear ye ... the emperor has requested your presence to enter the sovereign court of the Emperor’s Ball on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the royal Hyatt Sarasota. Co-chairs Myrna Band and Margaret Wise stand Enter into the with Sarasota Ballet dancers who will perform with realm of royalty the Imperial Cabaret at The Emperor’s Ball. at this regal affair that pays tribute elaborate 18th-century period costumes to the passing year — complete with gold, silk, lace, feathwhile ushering in ers and powdered wigs. But this is no the new year. The ordinary ballet performance. Artistic Hyatt Sarasota Director and CEO Robert de Warren ballroom will fea- has created an interactive show with ture elegant deco- guests throughout the evening. rations by Affairs When the ballet dancers are performin the Air, and the ing, guests will also perform on the fun and flash that dance floor to the music of high-energy is expected at a group Ace Factor of Tampa. When the New Year’s Eve clock strikes midnight there will be no party. A luscious four-course gourmet carriages turning into pumpkins, dinner exclusively prepared for the because a sea of balloons will pour from Emperor’s Ball will feature overflowing the sky filled with prizes, gifts and jewchampagne and caviar. elry from Bettina von Walhof. But wait, The highlight of the evening will be the party is not over yet. After midnight an exotic performance of the Imperial the dancing continues and a gelato bar Cabaret comprised of dancers from the is rolled out for even more fun. Sarasota Ballet of Florida dressed in Co-chairing an event together for the

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Emperor’s Ball committee member Charles Githler looks debonair in a super light-weight worsted wool flannel, blue and green, Black Watch plaid dinner jacket with a grosgrain shawl lapel by Solemare, Maus & Hoffman’s exclusive line that is handmade in Italy, $1,250; mini-pique cotton fabric Oxxford shirt, $325; tropical-weight wool tuxedo pant and bowtie. All available at Maus & Hoffman, St. Armands, 388-2551.

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first time are black-tie event pros Myrna Band and Margaret Wise. “Our goal is to create a signature event for the ballet,” says Band, one of the royal highnesses for the evening. The Emperor’s Ball, which benefits the Sarasota Ballet of Florida and its Dance — The Next Generation program, will also feature a brief live auction of exquisite items. Tickets for the new annual New Year’s Eve tradition are $250 per person. Two exciting packages are available for those who would rather take an elevator than a car-ride home. The first package includes two tickets, a hotel room at the Hyatt Sarasota and breakfast for two available for $2,500; a package of six tickets, a hotel room at the Hyatt Sarasota and breakfast for two is available for $5,000. For information on tickets and sponsorship packages call the ballet office at 3590099, Ext. 101.

The organization The Sarasota Ballet of Florida is the premiere professional ballet company of the Gulfcoast of Florida. Under the direction of Artistic Director/CEO Robert de Warren the company, comprised of dancers from all over the world, presents approximately 50 performances each season, which range from classical to contemporary ballets. This organization is not only dedicated to providing premiere professional performances, but is also dedicated to providing a training ground for young artists with the Sarasota Ballet Academy and Dance — The Next Generation. Dance — The Next Generation (DNG), started in 1991, is a seven-year, full-scholarship program, which annually admits 50 at-risk children, beginning with third grade students. Generally, the

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Thanks for Giving Place: The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Date: Monday, Nov. 25 Hosted by: Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Sarasota Magazine and SunTrust 1 2 3 4 5 6

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CALENDAR DECEMBER 6 Festival of Trees, Lights and Holiday Gifts Benefiting: Child Development Center When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chairs: Donna Dooley and Dede Curran Contact: Denise Roberts, 953-9100, Ext. 115 Price: $125

8 Holiday Dinner Hosted by: All Children’s Hospital Guild, Sarasota Branch Benefiting: All Children’s Specialty Care of Sarasota When: 5 p.m. Where: Siam Orchid Restaurant, Sarasota Contact: Erin Lazo, 780-0949, or Liz Spyrison, 346-3338 Price: $40

Lively Arts Auction and Benefit Benefiting: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast When: 6 p.m. Where: Venice Little Theatre Chairs: Contact: Monica Lukas, 488-4009 Price: $50 “A Home for the Holidays” Gala Dinner with guest speaker Alan Keyes Hosted by: Manasota SOLVE Benefiting: SOLVE House II When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Hyatt Sarasota The World’s Largest Office Party will be Dec. 11. Chair: Curt Vellenga Contact: Becky Bakker, 748-9430 or 748-0094 Price: $75 9

6 to 7 Selby by Candlelight Benefiting: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens When: 5 to 10 p.m. Where: Grounds of Selby Gardens Chairs: Celene Berman and Bambi Famous Contact: Sheryl Vieira, 366-5731, Ext. 259 Price: $15

6 to 8 Holiday Tour of Homes Benefiting: Junior League of Sarasota Inc. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Where: Various homes in Sarasota Chairs: Cheryle Strzempka, Debra Terek and Belinda Coffrin Contact: Junior League of Sarasota, 953-5600 Price: $15

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Mistletoe Ball Hosted by: New College Library Association Benefiting: Jane Bancroft Cook Library, New College of Florida When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Charles Ringling Mansion, New College Campus Chair: Judy Rossmoore Veale Contact: Jane Summerville, 351-3700 Price: $175 and up Children’s Scholarship Fund Dinner Dance — Honoring Alan and Barbara Katz Hosted by: Flanzer Jewish Community Center Benefiting: Flanzer JCC’s Children’s Scholarship Fund When: 7 p.m. Where: Flanzer JCC’s Beatrice Friedman Theater Chairs: Sandra Hanan and Rosalyn Levin Contact: Sherry Gluchov, 3785568, Ext. 224 Price: $125

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Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes Champagne Reception Hosted by: Entre Nous Benefiting: Manatee County charitable organizations and student scholarships When: 8 p.m. Where: The home of Mr. and Mrs. Mac Tully, Bradenton Chairs: Denise Smith, Co-chair Mary Lou Boso Contact: Daryl Shepherd, 792-5102 Price: $75

Fine Arts Society’s annual Holiday Luncheon Benefiting: Fine Arts Society of Sarasota When: 11 a.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chair: Cindy Wolfendale Contact: 921-1352 Price: $45 Sonata a Due Benefiting: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival When: 6 p.m. Where: Charles Ringling House (College Hall) Chairs: Rachelle Rivolta, Sally Islan and Janet Hunter Contact: Sally Islan, 346-1795, or Janet Hunter, 371-6798 Price: $125

10 White Poinsettia Luncheon and Fashion Show Hosted by: Sarasota Opera Guild Benefiting: Sarasota Opera When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chair: Jane Riggin Contact: Jane Riggin, 924-4489 Price: $30 and up An Evening with Harry Belafonte Patron Party Benefiting: Van Wezel Foundation When: 5:30 p.m. Where: The home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kalin Contact: Deborah Rohaty, 366-5578 Price: By invitation only

11 Hyatt Sarasota World’s Largest Office Party Benefiting: United Cerebral Palsy When: 6 p.m. Where: Hyatt Sarasota Chair: Wendy Mann Resnick Contact: Wendy Mann Resnick, 9573599 Price: $12

12 “Holidays at the Crosley” Dinner Gala Benefiting: Crosley Estate Foundation Inc. When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Crosley Mansion Contact: 7223244 Price: $60

13 Musicale — “All That Jazz” Benefiting: Brandeis University National Women’s Committee When: 11 a.m. Where: University Club Chairs: Ruth Resnick and Rebecca Waterman Contact: Vera Rosen, 351-1101 Price: $50 Opera Ball — Un Ballo in Maschera Benefiting: Sarasota Opera When: 7 p.m. Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Chairs: Elisabeth Gonye and Sandra Lindqvist Contact: Kristine Masta, 366-8450, Ext. 246 Price: $250

7 to 8 Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes Hosted by: Entre Nous Benefiting: Manatee County charitable organizations and student scholarships When: 12 to 6 p.m. Where: Various Manatee County homes Chairs: Martha Marlar, Co-chair Jennifer Scott Contact: Daryl Shepherd, 792-5102 Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

16 A Rockapella Christmas Hosted by: Stonebridge Entertainment Benefiting: Children First When: 8 p.m. Where: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Contact: Steve Tatone, 346-8810




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p.m. Friday, Dec. 20; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22; and 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at the Van Wezel. Dance will be courtesy of Sarasota Ballet of Florida; Leif Bjaland will be conducting The Florida West Coast Symphony. Tickets are from $18 to $59. Call 351-8000.

“A Christmas Carol.” Try as we might to escape him, the specter of Scrooge haunts us. The old miser’s visage reminds us that Christmas is all about giving not getting — for once, the cliché is true. Barbara Redmond and Eberle Thomas’ adaptation of Dickens’ classic will be haunting the FSU Center for the Performing Arts through Dec. 28. Call 351-8000 for details.

Linda Eder in a holiday mood at the Van Wezel. BY MARTY FUGATE Arts and Entertainment Writer

Art and the holidays go together. It could even be argued that, aside from religion, art is what creates the holiday season. After all, where would Christmas be without Thomas Nast or Charles Dickens? Where would Hanukkah be without Adam Sandler? Here’s a short list of visual, performing and musical holiday art happenings. We’d be a Scrooge to say this list is complete — but it’s enough to get your artistic holiday started. Check it out ...

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“The Nutcracker” — sweet! Hey, the holidays without “The Nutcracker” is like a bowl of walnuts without, well, a nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s balletic battle for supremacy between a kitchen utensil with attitude and the Mouse King will take place at 7


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“Christmas Music of the Renaissance.” If you’re looking to escape those dogs barking “Jingle Bells,” this is your chance. Greg Chestnut will be conducting Florida Voices, a vocal chamber group, in performances of preBaroque yuletide favorites at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Rubens Galleries, at the John and Mable Ringling Museum. Selections by Josquin, Palestrina, Monteverdi, and Gabrieli will be performed, along with “Ding Dong Merrily on High” and other familiar carols. The Longboat Observer’s music critic, June LeBell, will be the host narrator. This is part of the “Concerts at Ringling” series. Tickets are $35 per concert. Call 359-5700. The Florida West Coast Symphony — Holiday Concerts. Its free “Holiday Sing-In” features the Youth

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Philharmonic and members of local choirs at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Holley Hall; “Gleaming Brass” features performances of seasonal favorites by The Florida Brass Quintet at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Selections Jan Bach’s “Foliations for Brass Quintet, Handel’s “Aria,” and Maurer’s “Three Pieces.” Tickets are $20 and $15. “Holiday Classics” is a Chamber Orchestra concert of Yuletide standards conducted by Tomasz Golka at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Holley Hall. Tickets are $30 and $25. Call 953-3434. “A Baroque Christmas” combines the sonorities of The Gloria Musicae singers and the visiting West Coast Symphony, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota. The concert will feature a per

Check in to ‘The Plaza Suite’ The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce and The Players Theatre are teaming up again — this time for a production of Neil Simon’s zany play, “Plaza Suite,” on Feb. 7 and 8. Open auditions are set for 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, and 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Players. Actors and backstage heroes of all sorts are needed. Those interested should call 387-9519.

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formance of B a c h ’s “Magnificat” and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets. Tickets are $17 for adults, $10 for students. Call 351-8000.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall — Holiday Concerts. “The Lettermen Holiday Show” features America’s vintage vocalists at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Tickets are $32, $28 and $26. “Linda Eder’s Holiday Show” follows up with a contemporary and traditional holiday favorites at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Tickets are $42 and $36. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-8269303.

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Art Center Sarasota — “Members Holiday Sales.” Why just decorate your tree when you can deck your walls with original art? Executive Director Lisa-Marie Confessore notes, “The goal of this exhibit was make art affordable to every budget. We have everything from angel pins, candles and cards to major works of art. It’s not all holiday art, but it’s all for sale through Dec. 28. Call 365-2032.

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Towles Court Artist Colony — “Art by the Light of the Moon.” Only five shopping days before Christmas — but fortunately for art lovers, Sarasota’s arts colony will be open for business from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. Call 955-4546. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2C

on St. Armands Key is a custom home built on spec by Yacht Harbor Realty. Because of its ample sunlight and wonderfully empty walls, Suzette Cushman figured it could also be prime exhibition space. Developer/brokers David and Lois Trotochau agreed. “Their graciousness let me do this,” she said. Her paintings combine a love of nature with a scientist’s sense of precise analysis. This was also one of the goals of the Transcendentalists. I noticed a painting titled “Emerson’s Nature,” and asked if there was a connection. “Emerson was a big influence on me,” she said. “He taught that a sense of awe at the transcendental shouldn’t keep you from being effective here and now.” Mark Ormond, one of her friends who is a professor at Ringling School of Art and Design, agreed. “I asked him if it’s OK to approach my art career like a business. He laughed and said that was what he taught his class at Ringling.” “You need to keep your feet on the ground,” she added, “Especially if you’re reaching for the stars.” Cushman will be presenting her collection for exhibition and sale at the site from 12 to 5 p.m. every Sunday, beginning Dec. 15. Call 544-6557 for details.

Partners in blue The FSU/Asolo Conservatory has teamed up with the Sarasota Film Society, to better explore the family ties between plays and movies. Their first collaboration was a postscreening discussion of Max Ophuls’ 1954 classic film, “La Ronde.” It’s based on the same source material as David Hare’s play, “The Blue Room” — the conservatory’s current production. The post-screening discussion included members of “The Blue Room” cast, along with Jack Gilhooley, an area-based playwright and scholar, David Newer, the director of “The Blue Room,” and George Meyer, a local film critic. Gilhooley noted that there was always a trade-off. Sure, filmmakers have copious casts and the freedom to edit. “But nothing beats the spontaneity of live theater,” he said. Call 351-8000 or 955-FILM for details. —Marty Fugate




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Festivals of lights and delights The Lettermen, counting down for the holidays at the Van Wezel.

“Selby by Candlelight” shines its ever-loving light from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and 7, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. This features live music, more than 4,000 luminaries, a model train and a Christmas village. Tickets are $15 adults and $5 for children. Dinner can be purchased separately. Dinner available for purchase. Call 366-5731. “Sarasota Sailor Circus — Holiday Spectacular 2002.” The kids make life a circus at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27; 11:45 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28; and at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29. Tickets are $10. Call 361-6350 for directions and details. “Christmas Boat Parade of Lights.” The regatta of decked-out and decorated craft makes its festive way from Longboat Key to Sarasota’s bayfront on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 14.

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Above and below: Holiday lights with no electricity whatsoever at the “Selby by Candlelight” celebration at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

“Holiday Night on St. Armands.” While he may be stuck in the ice and snow for most of the year, Santa will be


Art League of Manatee County — “Artful Fantasies & o Invitational.” Fine craftwork by local artiHoliday Crafts sansCand Art League members is featured in this holiday exhibition. It previews through Dec. 6 in the Reid Hodges Gallery; it officially opens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec 13., and continues through Jan. 20 in the Searle Gallery. Call 746-2862.

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Worlds without end What if you were given a second chance to change a terrible thing that you had done in your life? What if that thing prompted the person you loved most in the world to commit suicide? These are the questions that Steven Soderberg’s new film, “Solaris,” asks. In this sci-fi love story with the emphasis on love, Soderberg explores outer space through inner turmoil. Unlike most science fiction movies, “Solaris” is largely bereft of special effects or action. It’s a cerebral, meditative journey that engages the mind more than the adrenal system. Expect the unexpected in this thought-provoking piece — even George Clooney’s performance as a griefstricken psychiatrist is way beyond any of his previous work. Clooney’s character, Chris Kelvin, is a scientist/astronaut/shrink who is sent to the space station Prometheus to investigate a series of bizarre occurrences. Upon arriving, he discovers that only two crew members are left — Dr. Helen Gordon (Viola Davis of “Far From Heaven”), who is the voice of reason, and super spaced-out scientist Snow (Jeremy Davies of “Saving Private Ryan” and “Secretary”). While orbiting the pulsating, gas-shrouded planet Solaris, the crew has been haunted and driven crazy by alien-bred clones. Kelvin soon acquires his own in the form of his dead wife, Rheya (drop dead-gorgeous Natascha McElhone of “FearDotCom” and “The Truman Show”). He becomes torn between sending her away or keeping her

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alive in the hopes of changing what went wrong with their relationship. It pretty much comes down to inmates-running-the-asylum stuff — but in a plausible and logical manner. Soderberg wrote the screenplay for “Solaris” based on the novel by Polish author Stanislaw Lem and the 1972 film adaptation by Russia’s Andrei Tarkovsky. Told through a series of flashbacks, the complex and esoterically charged subject matter has its roots in Christian mysticism. That a person could redeem himself through illusion is a thoughtprovoking concept in itself. Toward the conclusion of the film, a little boy/alien aboard the spaceship offers his hand to a disoriented Kelvin. His gesture replicates Michelangelo’s depiction of God creating the first man in the Sistine Chapel. One is left to ponder if Solaris is heaven. This is an unusual film. It’s alarmingly quiet, thus creating a dreamlike state both on and off screen. Periodically it’s punctuated with steel drum music scored by Clift Martinez, which is reminiscent of the sounds from “The Exorcist.” The performances are solid and surprising. Clooney’s collaboration with Soderberg (“Out of Sight” and “Ocean’s Eleven”) seems to be paying off — it just keeps getting better and more diversified. When I left the theater I didn’t quite know how to feel about this strange movie. But the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. Its provocative style and content will leave audiences thinking. And if that doesn’t do it for you, how about two glimpses of George Clooney’s dashing derriere?

Steven Soderberg’s ‘Solaris’ explores the spaces within.

George Clooney contemplates love, the final frontier, in Steven Soderberg’s “Solaris.”

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Paying dues of the ever-loving blues Enter ‘The Blue Room’ for love with the lights on. BY MARTY FUGATE Arts and Entertainment Writer

If life is a joke, sex is the punchline — which would make everything that isn’t sex the set-up line. The trick of David Hare’s “The Blue Room” is to give you the set-up while leaving out the joke. His play (which the playwright describes as “a play in 10 intimate acts”) is about all the mental baggage and bits of business surrounding sex — but when Theater it gets to the point of the actual “The Blue Room” act itself, the lights go black. A The FST Asolo voice from on high tells you how long the procedure went (anyConservatory thing from “zero seconds” to “one Reviewed Nov. 27 hour and one minute), and the scene cuts to the post-coital aftermath. What surrounds sex are the games people play — lying, deception, manipulation, sneaking around, shucking, jiving, preening, posturing and pretense, to name a few. It seems people would do anything to fulfill that ever-loving urge. That’s no great revelation, of course — but it’s funny to watch. Adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s “Reigen,” Hare’s play is structured as a change-partners dance. (French director Max Ophuls had also adapted it for film in 1950, as the appropriately-titled “La Ronde.”) As the sexual circle turns, a neophyte prostitute (Lucianne Lajoie), hooks up with a taxi driver (Bryan Whitcomb), who in turn connects with an au pair (Merideth Maddox), who has a fling with a student (Brian Graves), who does something naughty with a married woman (Heather Corwin), who does her guilty wifely duties with her husband, the politician (Bryan Whitcomb), who extends his constituency to a model he isn’t married to (Lauren Orkus), who has a private workshop with a playwright (Francisco Lozano), who has more than words with an actress (Katherine Tanner), who holds court with an aristocrat (Dean Anthony), who in turn goes full circle back to the original young prostitute, now a year more experienced.

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Merideth Maddox and Bryan Whitcomb consider their next move in “The Blue Room.” This carnal merry-go-round is mostly comic. Sex may be the most intimate, authentic act there is, but to obtain it, humans are at their most inauthentic and ridiculous. Funny or not, there’s a subtext of sadness and implied inner emptiness. The only marriage we see is a sham; the only long last-

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ing relationship is the one between the taxi driver and the young hooker. There are poignant scenes — as when the debased aristocrat wonders, “How do we change who we are?” Fortunately for audience voyeurs, the comic scenes outweigh the angst. My favorite is the one in which the playwright dazzles a young, naïve model with a godawful song he’s written — the eponymous “Blue Room” — which comes off as a shamelessly weepy James Tayloresque exercise in emotional manipulation. The sweet young thing keeps thinking he’s done, no — there’s always another wanky chorus. It’s hilarious. Even more hilarious — it works. David Newer’s direction is sharp and funny — coming in at 90 minutes where other productions have clocked in at 100. The tight pacing helps make it work. The young conservatory actors do a great job in sharp, tightly defined characterizations doing things that are probably embarrassing as heck to do in public. (Anything for the theater!) Hare’s script is what makes the production live and breathe and jump around. (As a wise man once said, “It’s the script, stupid.”) His dialogue — in a broad cross-section of registers, social classes, IQs and attitudes — is alternately heartbreaking and sad, but always crisp and always believable. It’s a smart look at all the stuff we don’t tend to look at. When you’re in the “Blue Room,’ the human instinct is to turn the lights off — but Hare turns them right back on. He makes things nice and sparklingly clear, for those with the nerve to look. If you don’t mind the spectacle of actors with their pants down, you’ll enjoy this play. The only sad note ... As mentioned before, Arthur Schnitzler wrote the original for this. Schnitzler also wrote a thing called “Traumnovelle” — the source for Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut.” Kubrick had wanted to do an homage to the old European masters of film. He was intent on outOphulsing Ophuls and doing Cocteau one better. As a result, Kubrick’s version was marked with thudding, leaden, unbelievable dialogue and a pace that dragged and dragged. His squabbles with Harvey Keitel over this undead script led to a last-minute replacement with Sydney Pollack and a grueling, Herculean reshoot. The effort ultimately killed him. And that’s what’s so heartbreakingly sad ... If he’d only asked David Hare to adapt the script, Kubrick might still be alive today. ❑

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Lillette Jenkins-Wisner performance energizes Every now and then I play a game with myself. I start humming a symphony and see where its melody takes me. Sometimes it leads to a piano concerto and that leads to a Broadway tune and that takes me into a Bach cantata. It’s an interesting way to ward off boredom. Lillette Jenkins-Wisner, Sarasota’s jazz piano icon, turned my game into an art form Nov. 22 at First United Methodist Church, in a benefit for Jazzlinks, when she finetuned her talent in front of a packed house. The first half of the pianist’s program led us from a Schubert impromptu to a hair-raising rendition of “O Thou in Whose Presence.” Beethoven’s “Pathetique” sonata was the bread that sandwiched the great spiritual, “I Want Jesus to Walk With Me.” And so it went: Warhorses by Tchaikovsky and Addinsell were peppered with hymns that included “How Great Thou Art” played with lots of splash and dash, fanfare and flourish and — most of all, great soul and heart. Jenkins-Wisner has an imagination to match her death-defying pianistic technique, and with notes tumbling from her essence like a musical Niagra, she manages to make connections that are both stunning and fantastical. After intermission, Lillette Jenkins-Wisner returned with bass player Mark Neuenschwander (who had added support on the first half) and drummer Chuck Parr for

some vocal jazz interpretations, ranging from Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady” to some extremely amusing, witty and slightly naughty numbers that brought hoots of laughter from the listeners. Jenkins-Wisner’s immaculate sense of timing pressed the punch lines just right. The point of all this musical mayhem and merriment, of course, was to raise funds for Jazzlinks, an inventive initiative in the Sarasota school system (created by the Jazz Club of Sarasota in collaboration with Sarasota County schools) to bring the joys of jazz to every fifth grader in the county. But one picture is worth a thousand explanations as a trio of young musicians from Booker Middle School proved when they brought their trumpet, trombone and alto sax on stage for a bunch o’ blues with JenkinsWisner and friends. Had there been doubts about this program of study before their performance, their talent and enthusiasm surely proved it worthy. Energy is enigmatic. Talent is a gift. While Lillette Jenkins-Wisner’s program (especially the first half) was a bit monochromatic with more bang and bravura than shading and contrast, her oomph and gusto were spectacular and we’re thankful she’s part of the Sarasota scene.

by June LEBELL

From the keyboard to the kitchen Thankful is something we’ve all been feeling, and with

this in mind, I asked some local (and international) performers about their Thanksgivings. The Renfroes (soprano Lorraine and baritone Douglas), being kids at heart, took off for the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. But Lorraine says their favorite foods are “Mother Renfroe’s pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce with an orange twist.” Gayle Williams, my predecessor in this column, was also looking forward to her favorite — pumpkin pie. Mezzo Marilyn Parry, who recently made her New York singing debut at the Grace Rainey Rodgers Auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum in an all-Bernstein program, said her favorite dish is her mom’s apple sausage stuffing. New York City Opera baritone Marcus deLoach and pianist Thomas Bagwell, who are looking forward to appearing on the Sill’s Series lecture I’ll be giving Jan. 27th in Sarasota, have fond memories of roasted winter vegetables and traditional Cajun-style fried turkey. And First United Methodist Church organist and choir director, Elizabeth Goldstein, had her turkey “breakfast,” a tradition started by her mother, “who cooked the turkey all night on a low heat and for breakfast we had grits, giblet gravy and turkey.” June LeBell is best known as the first female announcer for the classical radio station WQXR in New York. LeBell was also the host, writer and producer of numerous programs and series such as "Today in New York," "Salute to the Arts" and "The Sound of Broadway." ❑


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Tom Chapin shares songs from the heart at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center, Dec. 15. Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Chapin will be performing at The Flanzer Jewish Community Center, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Performing both for children and adults Chapin is noted for his intricate, melodic guitar work and captivating emotional honesty. Tom is the younger brother of Harry Chapin, of “Cats in the Cradle” fame. Tickets are $13 for adults, and $8 for children. (It’s probably a good idea to get your tickets well ahead of time — approximately 500 fans attended Chapin’s sold-out 1994 appearance at the Flanzer JCC.) Call 378-5568.


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Seven Tibetan Buddhist monks shared a message of healing and peace for Thanksgiving weekend (dubbed “Monksgiving” by some of the facilitators) at various locations in Sarasota. In addition to performing monastic dances and other rituals at the Unitarian Church and Inner Visions Gallery, the ambassadors from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery created a sand mandala painting at Art Center Sarasota. Starting at noon Thursday, Nov. 28, the intricate work took more than 70 hours to create — a simplified version of a mandala that typically takes two solid weeks of round-the-clock effort. More than 1,000 people witnessed this painstaking effort as it unfolded. Through the aid of prayer and coffee, the monks finally finished at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Acknowledging life’s impermanence, the monks then dismantled their work in a “dissolution ceremony.” Some of the brightly-colored sand was dispersed in Sarasota Bay; the rest of it was placed in sacks for the remaining attendees to take home with them. The blessings should remain for a lifetime. ❑

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Ebenezer Scrooge ... watcha gonna do when they come for you? BY MARTY FUGATE Arts and Entertainment Writer

What more can you say about the exploits of Scrooge? Directed by Lewis Magruder, Barbara Redmond and Eberle Thomas’ lively adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” says a great deal. Patrick Egan brought the tight-fisted old moneybags to life — with a little help from a copious cast including William Pitts as Bob Cratchitt, Kim Kennedy Blair as Belle, Jake Triton as Tiny Tim, Brad Wallace as Fezziwig, and Dan Bright as Theater the Spirit of “A Christmas Carol” Christmas Past, John Sterling Asolo Theatre Arnold as the Reviewed Nov. 30 Spirit of Christmas Present, and Jeff Aicher as the spectral Christmas Yet to Come. The production was excellent. Since almost all of you know the story, here’s how it would read as an entry in The Longboat Observer’s “Cops’ Corner.” With apologies to Dickens ...

Bobby’s Bailiwick Sunday, Dec. 24, 1843 The following reports are actual reports compiled by the city of London Police. They are all answered and dealt with by members of the department or referred to others for action.

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The map is not the primary territory ‘Longitudes & Attitudes’ maps the mind of the Middle East. BY RICHARD WITHINGTON Guest Writer

Tom Friedman is familiar to many readers and television viewers, not only as a popular journalist, but also as an expert on the Middle East. He has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his editorial writings at The New York Times; the two books he’s written about Middle Eastern culture have received wide acclaim. His latest work, “Longitudes & Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11,” is divided into three distinct chronological parts — Friedman’s editorial columns before Sept. 11, 2001; his columns after Sept. 11; and lastly, a diary of his travels to Arab countries after Sept. 11. There are no chapters, no bibliography,

no typical storyline — just a compilation of the author’s editorial columns about the tragedy in New York City on Sept. 11, why it happened, and how the Arab/Muslim world reacted to the event. During the course of the post-Sept. 11 year, Friedman visited most of the countries in the Arab/Muslim world, including Iran, Egypt, Jordan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and of course, Saudi Arabia, which he calls “The Magic Kingdom.” He also spent time in the capitals of Western Europe to assess their reaction to terrorism and what can be done about it. Friedman’s staff arranged interviews with high-ranking government officials, as well as with average citizens, in the more than 20 countries he visited. What became

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must modernize quickly. He notes that the 22 Arab states will have 450 million people by 2020, most of them jammed into overcrowded cities. Because these are not democratic states, they score very low on civil liberties, political rights, media independence, rule of law, and accountability of government. The Arab world has based its economy on oil production instead of the production of goods and services. This has created huge unemployment, particularly among the young, and an attitude of hopelessness. One young Saudi coined the phrase, “A poverty of dignity” to describe conditions in his country among the young. Author Friedman does not offer any profound solutions to these global problems. He does offer an opinion that the only answer is to somehow change the attitudes and intentions of the millions under Islamic influence. We have to get to know each other, understand each other, and help each other, because now our lives depend on it. Friedman has the knack of putting into words what people feel but find hard to express. “Longitudes & Attitudes” is that kind of book. Richard Withington is a member of the Longboat Library. Its current hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Call 383-2011. ❑

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Sarasota Season of Sculpture — featuring an ongoing exhibit of 22 large-scale sculptures along Sarasota’s bayfront. Docent tours are available by request. 953-4515. Village of the Arts — “Angels and Other Feathered Friends.” Participating galleries in Bradenton’s arts colony will present a display of heavenly art. This opens from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and takes wing



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Women’s Resource Center — “The Palmer Ranch Artists.” This eclectic exhibit runs through December. 366-1700. The Longboat Key Center for the Arts — “Annual Members Exhibition” opens from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, and continues through Jan. 2, in the Joan M. Durante Pavilion. An exhibit of work by Kathy Iwanowski opens the same day and runs through Dec. 29, in the Glen Gallery. 3832345. Anna Maria Island Art League — “Digital Fine Artists Association Exhibit.” This boots up from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and runs through Dec. 31. 778-2099. Art Center Sarasota — “Members Holiday Sales.” This non-juried show of art for the

holidays decks the halls through Dec. 28. 365-2032. Gallerie des Artes — “Music, Music, Music.” Visual artists Schluss, Mouly and Hessam and others celebrate the sister art of music through December. 954-5475. Art League of Manatee County — “Artful Fantasies” and “Holiday Crafts Invitational.” These concurrent exhibits offer art for sale through Jan. 20. 746-2862. Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island — featuring watercolors by Cheryl Jorgenson and watercolors and mixed media by Sue Allen through December. 778-6694.

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art / Mira Mar Gallery — featuring Erika Schmidt’s monoprints and Tanja Softic’s prints, etchings and drawings, through December. 366-2093. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art — “Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession.” This exhibit presents more than 70 masterworks on loan from the Cantor Foundation through Jan. 5. Call 359-5700 for ticket prices. Beverly Fleming Gallery — “Sunrises, Sunsets.” This exhibit of Brenda Fleming’s diurnal visions continues through Dec. 19. 365-8683. Elizabeth Rice Fine Art and Antiques — “Jean Weinbaum: The Energy of Color.” Artistic energy sparks through Dec. 13. 954-8575. Blue House Gallery — “Salembier.” This exhibit features jewelry creations by goldsmith Barbara Sperling through Dec. 19. 366-0211. Katharine Butler Gallery — “Gifts of Art.” This second annual Christmas show offers work by gallery artists through December. A portion of the proceeds go to charity. 955-4546. Corbino Galleries — featuring rotating exhibitions of noted American and Latin American artists. 387-0822. Galleria Silecchia — showcasing blown glass by Duncan McClellan, chandeliers by Ulla Darni, oil paintings by Yuri Gorbachev, and a preview of Glenna Goodacre’s bronze sculpture for the Irish Memorial through December. 365-7414. Island Gallery West — “”Holiday Celebration.” The celebration continues through January. 778-6648. Sonnet Gallery — “Santa is Here.” Presenting prints, jewelry, small glass

Avenue Art Shop — “Small Paintings and Mobiles” will be featured through December. 955-4763. Missing Link Gallery — showcasing indigenous art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and contemporary photographs by Mario Algaze, Javier Silva Meinel, Maggie Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann and Bill West. 366-6600. Santa Fe Trails — “Navajo Jewelry Show.” Taking place during Sarasota’s downtown artwalk from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Mary Ann Ginter’s acrylic paintings on canvas and linen will be featured through December. 954-1972.

The Jazz Club of Sarasota — presenting the Dr. John Sullivan Quartet, at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Bayfront Room in the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Tickets are $2 for members, $4 for guests. 316-9207. The Visual and Performing Arts Theatre — “VPA Music Recital.” Music students from Booker High School’s Sarasota Visual and Performing Arts Center present their own production at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Tickets are $5. 355-2967. Gloria Musicae — “A Baroque Christmas.” Our area’s stellar chamber vocal ensemble gets Bach to the true meaning of Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Sarasota’s Church of the Redeemer. Tickets are $17 for adults, $10 for students. 351-8000. John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art — “Florida Voices.” Greg Chestnut conducts this vocal chamber ensemble in a performance of yuletide hits from the Renaissance, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Rubens Galleries. Longboat Observer music columnist June LeBell will narrate. Individual concert tickets are $35. 358-3180. Sarasota Concert Association — “Munchtime Musicales.” The Florida West Coast Symphony’s Florida Wind Quintet performs at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the David Cohen Hall of the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center. Sarasota Pops Orchestra — “Holiday Concert.” Piano soloist Janice Weber performs Edward Grieg’s Piano Concerto, at 3 p.m. Friday Dec. 8, at Neel Auditorium. Tickets are from $12 to $54. 795-POPS.


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“First Friday Stroll Downtown” — featuring music and more in downtown Sarasota from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. 951-2656. “Holiday Night on St. Armands” — Santa travels in the best of circles from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, on St. Armands. 388-1554.


Florida West Coast Symphony — “Masterworks.” Accompanied by Susan Starr on piano, Leif Bjaland conducts the symphony orchestra in performances of Stravinsky’s “Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss,” Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Van Wezel; 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Neel Auditorium; and 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at

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“Youth Orchestra Concert” — this free concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Holley Hall. 953-3434. Van Wezel — Taj Mahal. The R&B master proves he’s still a wonder of the musical world at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Tickets are $27 and $22; “The Letterman Holiday Show.” The varsity vocalists are in a holiday mood starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. Tickets are from $26 to $32; “Linda Eder’s Holiday Show.” This powerhouse performer continues the holiday celebration at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.



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THURS • DEC 5 • 8 PM SAT • DEC 7 • 2:30 PM & 8 PM VAN WEZEL Leif Bjaland leads pianist Susan Starr in Piano Concerto No. 2 by Saint-Saëns. Also: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

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Asolo Theatre — “A Christmas Carol.” Scrooge’s instructive haunting continues through Dec. 28; “Inherit the Wind.” This fictionalized “Monkey Trial” evolves through Feb. 22; “You Never Can Tell.” Shaw explores the early days of women’s liberation through Feb. 23; “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical tale of a crowded house and raging hormones runs through April 5; 351-8000 or 1-800-361-8388. Asolo Conservatory — “The Blue Room.” David Hare’s adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s “La Ronde” explores the longing for human connection through Dec. 15. Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388. Golden Apple Dinner Theatre — “Mame.” The flamboyant diva blows her horn through Jan. 12. 366-5454. Theatre Works — “The Sunshine Boys.” This Neil Simon comedy runs through Dec. 15. Longboat Key resident Annabelle Weenick directs. 952-9170. Venice Little Theatre — “The Will Rogers Follies.” This musical tribute to the man who never met a man he didn’t like runs through Dec. 8. 488-1115. Players Theatre — “The Boy Friend.” This musical comedy spoofs the jazz age, from Thursday, Dec. 5, through Dec. 21. Call 365-2494.

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Sarasota News & Books — David Grimes and Tom Becnel will be signing copies of their new book, “Florida Curiosities,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Longboat Key Center for the Arts — accepting ongoing enrollments for its ongoing fall adult art classes in almost anything you could possibly imagine. 383-2345. Education Center on Longboat Key — now accepting ongoing registrations for ongoing fall and upcoming winter adult classes in every other thing you could possibly imagine. (Both are filling up fast.) 383-8811. Ringling School of Art and Design — offering ongoing continuing education classes, including several new workshops created in partnership with the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. 955-8866. Sarasota Ballet Academy — now in its eighth year, this is a comprehensive dancetraining institute for professional and nonprofessional dancers in differing age groups. 959-0099. Community Music School — ongoing music instruction for kids and adults. 9534410. South Manatee Branch Library — drawing classes for beginning and advanced students ages 10 to 17. 755-3892. Sarasota School of Glass — continuing classes in the arts of glass. 955-3839.

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McCurdy’s Comedy Theater — Diane Ford, the 3-time HBO Comedy Special veteran, performs through Sunday, Dec. 8. Call 9253869. Historic Spanish Point — “Heritage Holidays.” Featuring guided tours and live performances from Friday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 1, at the 30-acre “Old Florida” museum. 966-5214. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens — “Selby by Candlelight.” This features live music, a model train, a Christmas village and more than 4,000 luminaires from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children. 366-5731.


Sarasota Film Society’s Burns Court Cinema — “Frida.” Salma Hayek stars in this not-by-the-numbers biopic on the tumultuous life and art of Frida Kahlo, opening Friday, Nov. 22. 955-FILM.

The Art Studio of Colleen Cassidy-Berns — watercolor classes. Ongoing and new six-week sessions for all levels taught by Cassidy-Berns. 924-1200. ❑


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‘Blast II: Shockwave’ This successor to the multimedia explosion of “Blast!” is predicted for 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Expect a combination of cutting-edge choreography and high-tech spectacle. Tickets are $50, $45 and $40. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-826-9303.



Circle Books — hosting James Patterson at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Longboat Key Club. Patterson will speak and sign copies of his books. Copies of his latest novel, “Four Blind Mice,” can be pur-

“Public Art Through the Ages” — in connection with the Sarasota Season of Sculpture, this international art symposium has been set for Dec. 6 through 8 at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Ringling School of Art and Design and

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was served in very popular Mexico glassware. It is clear glass with a shallow, bright-blue border around the rim. As we checked the menu, I saw mole poblano con pavo was not on the menu. Our waitress explained it was not on the menu at the present time but the mole poblano is served with one of the enchilada specials. I really wasn’t disappointed. Mole poblano con pavo is most frequently served with turkey legs — not my favorite part of the bird. Our waitress also brought us a small bowl of salsa and a large bowl of nachos. We tried one, then another and another. The nachos are addictive. They were crisp, not oily, no hint of salt and with a distinctive corn taste. I asked the waitress if they were a special brand. Her answer: “My mother’s,” then she went on to explain how she makes them. We found out that many of the items on the menu were “mother’s” and all created in Café Campestre’s kitchen. The appetizers or botanas include a choice of Azteca tortilla soup, or Texas black beans. We selected a bowl of each. The base of Azteca soup is usually bean and turkey or chicken broth with a variety of ingredients added to it. It does vary according the chef, but it always has pieces of tortillas in it. Café Campestre’s version was hearty and flavorful. The black bean soup was topped by a slice of green scallion and rice was mixed with the beans. The flavor was a bit bland in contrast to the zest of the Azteca soup. If you can’t make up your mind whether you want burri-

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Like millions of Americans, turkey was on my mind last week. The roasted bird, along with all the trimmings, reminded me of another dinner in Mexico when turkey was the highlight of dinner. Mole poblano, a spicy sauce, is considered the national dish of Mexico and is served on special occasions — but not on any one specific holiday. I enjoy it with turkey. The dish has an interesting origin. According to legend, in the 17th century the Order of Santa Rosa nuns in a Puebla convent were preparing for an unexpected visit from the bishop. Poor, they had little to work with, but they did have turkey. Working together they concocted the mole poblano to make the turkey special. The rich sauce had a variety of chiles, peanuts, sesames and the dark chocolate of the country, which usually has cinnamon and vanilla added in the chocolate. Over the years, many more varieties of mole have been created. It is sometimes called the forerunner of barbecue sauce because of the way it is used and the kinds of foods it complements. One of the most authentic and longtime Mexican restaurants in the area is Café Campestre. Two years ago they relocated to larger quarters at the corner of Webber Street and Beneva Road. Stepping inside, we heard mariachi music playing softly in the background. A waitress, wearing a colorfully embroidered blouse and her dark hair in a long braid, welcomed us. Had we crossed the border? The restaurant is divided into four arched dining alcoves and a full-service bar area — perfect for a bit of privacy or to gather with a large group of friends. The pastel walls are covered with traditional symbols of Mexico — big, black silver-trimmed sombreros and lacquered bowls with floral patterns. Bold ceramic vases in bright colors are a sharp contrast with the dark wood used throughout. As our waitress brought our menus, I noticed the water

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A gordita, a cheese and onion enchilada and a Uchepos, accompanied by rice, comprise one of the combination platters on the menu. tos or enchiladas or fajitas or flautas, the menu has a fixedprice selection of several platters or a chimichanga. If you need some help figuring out what a flauta is, or any item on the menu, there is a brief explanation of each. Our waitress, too, was very helpful. The menu lists only one salad, simply called Mexican salad, and is available as an appetizer or an entrée. When my companion read it is served in a giant edible tortilla bowl, she chose that. Having trouble selecting just one entrée category, I decided on a platter. It included a gordita, a cheese and onion enchilada and a Uchepos. Platters come with a choice of rice or beans. The origin of the gordita can be traced back to the Olmec culture and probably further back in the country’s history. Basically it a small, very thick tortilla, served flat and topped by any number of ingredients. Again, it’s the chef’s choice. The enchilada is a rolled tortilla, stuffed again with the chef’s choice. The Uchepos are unique to Michoacan, a mountainous state in central part of the country. It is similar to a tamale, because it has a corn meal base. Mixed with corn meal are kernels of sweet corn and a mild, soft cheese. The sweet-

An attractive patio is perfect for dining out on a sunny afternoon or warm evening. ness of the corn kernels makes it special. The presentation of the platter added another dimension of the food. Silky corn husks were loosely wrapped around the enchilada and Uchepos. Placement of the food allowed easy nibbling of each. My companion was delighted with her Mexican salad. Ingredients too numerous to count filled the crisp tortilla bowl and included a generous topping of guacamole and sour cream. I sampled the guacamole. It was seasoned perfectly for my palate. I’ll definitely have a guacamole appetizer the next time I come. The dessert selection this evening was limited to just one

item — flan. Usually there is a fruit-based dessert or a bread pudding. A good flan is always delicious and this one was exceptionally good. Unusually firm and dense, it was perfectly complemented by a thin, sweet caramel sauce and dollops of real whipped cream. But, be advised, the portion is extremely generous. Café Campestre is the perfect setting for a relaxing evening to enjoy the atmosphere and food of Old Mexico — without crossing border. ❑


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You know somebody is serious about cooking when her home has two kitchens. Both of Gabby Wagner’s kitchens are “working” kitchens, but one is part of an open living room and very visible. The second, called the “clean-up pantry,” is incredibly efficient, with drawers for dishes, an enormous work area and an adjacent patio for grilling. Designed by her architect husband, Rolf-Jurgen, the two kitchens are only one of the unique features in the home. “I loved to eat and I watched my mother cook, but it wasn’t until I left home in Germany to take a job at 18 as an au pair in London that I learned to cook,” Wagner said. The job required she prepare meals. A quick call to her mother for a wellknown basic cookbook resolved the problem. Years later she received a letter from her employer saying she was the best cook he ever had. Wagner and her husband love to travel and recently returned from a month in China. Wagner says she brings back new ideas for foods with every trip. with Entertaining at the Wagner home can be a sit-down dinner for 12 or a buffet for 45. Either way, everything is prepared from scratch and as much as possible done in advance. For dinners, Wagner always has a least two different entrees for the guests’ choice. Buffets usually include a layered dip, shrimp or other seafood, meatballs and more. “I shop Publix every day,” says Wagner. “I go there and let it influence me. That’s how I plan my menus.” She admits she gets a lot of ideas from TV food chefs: “I love to watch them. This morning I saw a wonderful catfish. It was garnished with pineapple slices and then fried whole. It looked

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LONGBOAT KEY CAFE ON THE BAY Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, Cafe on the Bay offers diners views of the marina and bay in an elegant yet casual setting. The extensive menu has something for everyone. We are sister restaurant of the world class Cafe L’Europe. 2630 Harborside Dr. Hours: Lunch 11:30-3; Dinner 5:30-9 Sun. — Thurs; 5:30-10 Fri. & Sat,; Sunday Brunch from 9-1 $16.95. 383-0440. CIAO! ITALIA A real trattoria on Longboat Key, the best homemade Italian food you ever tasted! From linguine with fresh clam sauce to veal scaloppine marsala. The most delicious antipasto you’ve ever had, plus succulent brick oven pizza. Try Ciao’s in the Centre Shops, you’ll not be disappointed. Hours: 11:30-3, 4:30-10p.m. 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

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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.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND BEACH BISTRO Award winning surfside dining. Zagat Guide “the best food on the Gulf Coast”. Recipient of the “Golden Spoon Award” bestowed on the Top Twenty restaurants in the State of Florida. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Hours: 5:00p.m. — 10:00p.m. Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive. Anna Maria Island. 778-6444. BISTRO AT ISLAND’S END Beach Bistro’s more casual cousin. Selected one of Florida’s “Top 200” restaurants by Florida Trend, praised by Zagat Guide and voted Best Overall Restaurant by locals. “Gulf Coast Cookery” with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Jazz piano on weekends. Hours: 5:00p.m. — 10:00p.m. Bistro at Island’s End, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Island 779-2444.

SARASOTA BARNACLE BILL’S SEAFOOD No waterfront, no view, just great resort style food at neighborhood prices. Sarasota’s finest fresh seafood, specializing in the freshest local and northern seafood in the market. Old world and contemporary preparations with showcase quality seafood in the restaurant. (3 locations) Barnacle Bill’s Seafood on Main, 3656800, 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 Theatre and Arts District. Zagat Survey gives the Bijou its 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.’” We offer 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 3668111. DA RU MA Enter the exciting, fascinating and delicious world of Da Ru Ma, where expertly trained chefs perform feats of classic Teppan style cooking at your table. Along with traditional favorites, innovative combinations featuring sauteed shrimp, teriyaki steak, seafood, tempura, sushi and much more. Enjoy sunset specials with a breathtaking view of the bay. Open daily 5-10. At the Sarasota Quay, U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road. 951-2440.

An eclectic atmosphere of art & antiques creates the setting for award-winning cuisine; classic preparations of roast duckling, steak au poivre, Caesar salad, gulf-fresh seafood and homemade pasta. Upstairs, the HayeLoft Lounge & Dessert Room touts top-shelf spirits & cordials, appetizers, an outrageous dessert display & live entertainment. Dinner nightly. Late night gourmet pizza & desserts. 383-3633.

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.



Harry’s has been tantalizing tastebuds for 23 years. The restaurant is tropical fine dining with a casual flair. This intimate restaurant serves continental classics and inventive seafood. Lunch is served 11:30am-2:30pm. and Sundays 10:00am-2:30pm. Dinner SundayThursday 5pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm-9:30pm The adjacent gourmet deli offers dinners, sandwiches, salads and party specialties to take-out. The deli has an extensive selection of wines and offers gourmet gift baskets. open 11a.-7pm. Harry’s has done stylish catering for every occasion since 1979. Open 7 days a week. 525 St. Judes Drive, 5600 block Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-0777.

Offers authentic Italian cuisine. A big selection of wines from around the world will most certainly enhance your meal. Live entertainment with Luigi Toth, Tuesday through Saturday, contributes to the already pleasant atmosphere. Gift certificates available. Open Mon. - Sat. from 5-10p.m. 779-0220.

Enjoy dining with spectacular views of Sarasota Bay! Our casual fine dining restaurant located on the second level features an award-winning menu prepared by Executive Chef Woody Levy featuring fresh gulf seafood, chargrilled steaks & pasta specials. On Sunday’s experience our Fabulous Sunday Brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 365-4232 or visit us at



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 are 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.


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. 5:3010 p.m. Closed Sundays. Catering available. 3160609.

ISLAND JUICE & JAVA Winner “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 DAILY 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.



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 CHRISTOPHER’S Located 8 stories above beautiful Lido Key, this outstanding restaurant boasts Sarasota’s grandest views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. Opened in April, Christopher’s has already earned a reputation for for providing a dining experience unparalleled in this area. The menu ranges from sushi and lobster salad to Chateaubriand and Dover Sole prepared tableside. After you dine, plan for an after dinner drink or cigar in our “smoke-free” lounge. Entertainment nightly. Located at the Radisson Lido Beach Resort 8th floor. Open nightly 5:00 p.m. Reservations call 388-5608



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Direct gulf views from every room. High floor. Completely gutted, then exquisitely renovated with travertine throughout, granite/stainless steel kitchen. Marble bathrooms, San Francisco designerdecorated. Reliable seasonal income $19,950 if desired. A dream. No Brokers please. Call Barbara at 387-7676.




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Longboaters Dane Hansen and Matt Buchanan connect on and off the Cardinal Mooney football field.

Dane Hansen, who moved to Longboat Key this spring, was the starting quarterback for Cardinal Mooney.


connection BY DOUGLAS ROBERTS Sports Writer

Longboat Key usually isn’t a stop for most recruiters from college football programs, unless they’re relaxing on the beach. This year though, two star athletes from Cardinal Mooney’s football team forced some colleges to make business trips to the island. The families of senior quarterback Dane Hansen and senior wide receiver Matt Buchanan both reside on the island, making for a long commute to school from an unlikely place for high school football players to call home. “We’re probably the youngest kids on the island,” Buchanan said. The friendship the duo has formed was born out of proximity and football. After former Cardinal Mooney quarterback Jamie Burke graduated and moved on to the new program at Florida International, the Cougars needed another signal-caller. Fortunately for the program, Hansen, son of Steve and Jamie Hansen, pretty much fell in their laps — he moved down during the spring of last season from Pensacola after his mother received a job transfer to the Sarasota area. Hansen enrolled at Cardinal Mooney, a small Catholic high school on Sarasota’s east side, and joined the football team in time for spring practice. “I luckily made it just in time for spring football, I got some time in, jelled with the team,” Hansen said. Buchanan, son of Vern and Sandy Buchanan, already starred for the team at receiver during his sophomore campaign, but he sat out the 2001 season due to a leg injury. Upon meeting, the two quickly realized they were neighbors on the south side of Longboat. Being a quarterback and receiver in an area that is not home to multitudes of high schoolaged kids, their friendship was nearly inevitable. “I heard, when I first got here, that they had this speedster that hurt himself the year before and that he was going to come out and be an awesome player if he could ever get back to 100%,” Hansen said. Buchanan took it on himself to show Hansen around town while introducing him to the school and the football team. “I took him around school and we became pretty good friends,” Buchanan Photos by Michael Eng s a i d . Matt Buchanan was on the receiving end of Dane “When he Hansen’s throws. He caught 50 of the passes, making 16 c a m e touchdowns this season.

down here, we started doing things together, started throwing the ball and we kinda became like one out there on the field.” After a quarterback battle during fall practice, Hansen was the clear-cut starter and the Cougars’ pass-happy offense would be around and effective for another year. “When he came in here, he gave the team new hope,” Buchanan said. “It worked out great for the team and the offense.” The results, for both the two individuals and the team, have been beyond expectations. The Cougars ended the regular season with an 8-3 record, including a perfect 4-0 mark in district play, earning the team the district championship. Hansen played like he’s been part of the Mooney football pipeline since his freshman year. He passed for more than 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in the season. Each of those numbers was the best in the county, while also matching up favorably with the best quarterbacks in the state. Buchanan was on the receiving end of the majority of Hansen’s throws, catching more than 50 passes for 1,150 yards and 16 touchdowns. The play of the Cougars and the individual performances of Hansen and Buchanan have brought recruiters to the school. “It helped him being close to me just as a friend, because what goes on off the field also helps you on it ... it just enhances the play if you know the other person like the back of your hand,” Hansen said. Ivy League schools such as Princeton, Harvard, Penn and Cornell, as well as Georgetown and William and Mary, are attracted to Buchanan for his skills on the field and in the classroom (3.85 GPA). Hansen, also with the potential to attend an Ivy League school, is garnering interest from some Division-I college programs as well, with Colorado State, Utah State, University of Alabama-Birmingham each recruiting him, as well as the new football program at Florida Atlantic. In the future, it looks as though the career paths of both athletes will move them in other directions. But, for this one year at Cardinal Mooney, Hansen and Buchanan found a chemistry, thanks in large part through living on Longboat Key, that will serve them for many years to come. “We became like a team,” Buchanan said. “Like a team that can’t be beaten.” ❑

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accordingly, from $12.99 to $64.99. What is the most challenging part of running this business? “Making sure we have something for everyone,” says Ponce. She knows that’s tough because she does all the buying. Best business advice ever received: “Don’t ever have too much pride to listen to other people who had experience,” she shares, adding that one must “always be willing to change your product if something doesn’t sell.” Hobbies: “I like to be outside. I like to go to the beach, shopping, spending time with my daughter,” she says. Favorite book: “I don’t have time to read,” says Ponce. She’s too busy taking care of her 9-month-old daughter, Izabella. Favorite movie: “Pretty Woman” is one of her favorite movies. What you like best about this area? The beauty and convenient location appeal to her. Is there something you dislike about it? “No,” is her simple answer. If you could reincarnate, who or what would you be? “I would say myself because I was lucky enough to have a fortunate life. I have a wonderful family. I would not change anything,” she says. —Lusya Sullivan

Leaping Lizards 372 St. Armands Circle • 388-2844 Owner: The store is co-owned by Gina Ponce and her husband, Dennis, who is a firefighter in Tampa. He works at the store when he’s not on duty. Year Established: They opened it Nov. 29, 2001. How many employees does it take to run the store? It takes 10 people to operate the store. Hours: The store is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Type of store: Gina Ponce describes the store as “whimsical ... something for everyone ... every price range ... distinctive gifts ... fun ... a lot to see.” She also has a reminder for customers: “Don’t confuse us with other ‘Leaping Lizard’ shops around the country,” because it is not affiliated. Why open this kind of a store? “I grew up in the retail business and we always wanted our own business,” says Ponce. She comes from a family of retailers. Her grandmother owned Hanna’s Imports in downtown Sarasota

for 75 years. And her parents owned “Saxony Imports” and “The Emporium” in Kennebunkport, Maine. Most expensive items: They are the SPI (San Pacific International) sea-life statues. The going rate for these brassbody and marble-base pieces is $2,000. Least expensive items: The price for lease expensive, minimal things ranges from 45 cents to $10. Glass stone-like decorations, which come in hearts, moons and stars, are 45 cents. For $3.99 one can purchase a simple but colorful Christmas necklace. Unique item: Chuck the lizard, about 18 inches long, is one of the store’s unique items. For $24.99, he’ll walk (he comes with a leash) and talk; he has 39 different sayings. Most popular items: Chuck is unique and popular, but he’s not the only popular lizard in the store. “We’re known for our metal lizards,” says Ponce. The colorful lizards are made to go outside so they will not rust. They come in a variety of sizes, and their prices range


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Bayfront home sells for $1.9 million A 24-year-old, three-bedroom and two-bath home on a 100-foot bayfront lot at 5070 Gulf of Mexico Drive has been sold by a Santa Ynez, Calif. husband and wife to a Queens Harbour couple for $1.9 million. The sellers were Suellen G. and Marc S. Trubitz and the buyers

Lee-Chin and her husband, David F. Manchester, 3551 Fair Oaks Lane in Queens Harbour. The property is located to the north of Windward Bay on lot 46 of the Longboat Key subdivision of “Fractional Sections 24-26 in


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MAINTENANCE FREE - Emerald Pointe South villa with lovely lake and golf course views. 3BR, two story, caged pool and spa and loads of upgrades! Last new construction nestled in the Longboat Key Club. JUST REDUCED $640,000 A UNIQUE & GRACIOUS ESTATE The striking residence offers fabulous living spaces & beach views plus a separate 3BR “old Florida” guest cottage. Enjoy the sunset from the screened lanai, sun deck, heated pool or simply relax on the beach. Sold furnished. • VIRTUAL TOUR • $4,499,000

Township 35, south, and Range 16, east of the Tallahassee Meridian.” The tract is 100 feet wide on both Sarasota Bay and Gulf of Mexico Drive. Trubitz bought the property in March 1994 for $600,000, or less than one-third its selling price.

Bay lot brings $660,000 In the same “Fractional Sections” subdivision the bayfront lot at 875 Tarawitt Drive has been sold by Carolyn F. and Richard H. LeBouliere of Humble, Texas, to Karen A. and James R. Holbrook of Columbus, Ohio, for $660,000. The LeBoulieres bought the property in March 2001 for $539,000.

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WATERFRONT TREASURE- 255’ on New Pass with views to the south end of Longboat Key, Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. The property is walled with a main house and two guest homes with approximately 12,500 sq. ft. and is ideal to renovate or build one or two new esate homes. Resort size pool, boat dock on deep water and deed beach access by join$5,695,000 ing the HOA. • VIRTUAL TOUR • PRIVATE BEACH HOUSE- Panoramic views from this charming 2 story gulf front retreat with 3BRs, large window complements the expansive water view, open gulf side pool and sundeck. Own a vacation home while earning rental income. Furnished. • VIRTUAL TOUR • $2,400,000 QUEENS HARBOUR Customized 3 bedrooms plus den with dynamic views of lakes and golf course. Elegant interiors, volume ceilings, marble floors, open heated pool in gated and maintenance free community. Nearby to shops, marina and private beach club. • VIRTUAL TOUR • $985,000

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Deborah L. Linden of Windermere in suburban Orlando acquired unit 642 at Grand Bay VI via a trustees deed from Nancy J. and Joel H. Cohen for $539,000. The two-bedroom and two-bath condominium at 3070 Grand Bay Blvd. was constructed in 1995.

Country Club Shores IV

Spanish Main Yacht Club

A three-bedroom and two-bath home with a swimming pool in Unit IV of Country Club Shores has been sold by Diane L. and James A. Szesny to Gulfwinds Capital Group in Naples

Irene L. and Anthony J. Peters of Fort Myers sold their two-bedroom and two-bath unit 126 in Spanish Main Yacht Club at 551 S. Spanish Drive, to Maruta Miluns of 6700 Gulf of

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LIDO BEACH GULF VIEW Updated & remodeled 6th floor 2BR/2BA NW view of Gulf. Kitchen opens to DR. Newer light tiles & berber carpet. Mirrored LR walls enhance beauty of view. Dee Dee Burke. 383-5577. #223952.........................$549,000

HARBOUR CIRCLE - Absolutely stunning 3 bedroom villa in the private Longboat Key Club-Harbourside. Approx. over 2,100 sq. ft., totally updated with new furnishings, new wood floors and carpeting, vaulted ceilings, numerous skylights. Spacious screened in lanai with lake views. Private beach club and nearby marina and shops. • VIRTUAL TOUR• $499,000

ISLAND TOWNHOME Sunbow Bay Townhome recently updated with 3BR/3BA, lagoon view and 1995 sf of living area, 2 pools, tennis and small boat access to bay. Dave Moynihan. 778-2246. #85068.................$289,000

LIDO AMBASSADOR - Steps to the beach, world renowned St. Armands or dine at the Radisson hotel. Split plan two bedroom, screened lanai with partial views of Gulf, southern exposure in a secured building. $369,000 12052

SPANISH MAIN VILLAGE Beautifully updated 2BR/2BA in great area. Community has great marina and boat docks. Friendly neighborhood. Fantastic condo. Peggy Henger. 383-5577. #227417.................................................$232,500

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couple, Deborah Jo Cary and her husband, Jeffrey King, purchased unit E-A at Pelican Harbour & Beach Club, 4234 Gulf of Mexico Drive, from Maria T. D. and Placido C. Sangiorgio of 4475 Deer Trail Blvd., Sarasota, for $385,000. Built in 1973, the two-bedroom and onebath apartment last sold for $189,000 in April 1999.

Anna Kaminski of 1671 Blakemore Lane, Sarasota, bought apartment unit 403 at the 58unit Privateer South, 1000 Longboat Club Road, from Jerrold Siegel, St. Louis, as cotrustee of the Lucille Anolick trusts for $340,000. The two-bedroom and two-bath condominium was built in 1972 and sold for just $50,900 back in September 1973.


FAIRWAY BAY Private boat dock 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. • VIRTUAL TOUR • $590,000

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The elegance of the 66-unit Pierre condominiums on the Gulf at 455 Longboat Club Road was reconfirmed with the most recent sale in November. Arlene J. Willis of Toronto purchased the four-bedroom and three-bath apartment 303 from Audrey J. and Sidney E. Rich of St. Louis, Mo., for $915,000. The Riches bought the 12-year-old apartment in June 1992 for $392,333, reflecting both inflation and appreciating condominium values on Longboat Key.

HARBOUR CIRCLE - Incredible golf course and lake views can be seen from this 3BR villa in the prestigious Longboat Key Club-Harbourside. Well designed floor plan with a formal living & dining room, family room, built-ins, fireplace and with a private caged pool & spa. Private beach club and nearby marina & shops. • VIRTUAL TOUR • $489,000 BEACHES - Direct beachfront with over 2,100 sq. ft. Panoramic beach views can be seen from each room. This residence is situated in the best location in this building. Wonderful on-site amenities including concierge, fitness center, tennis, lap pool and all behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club. • VIRTUAL TOUR • $925,000

for $477,000. Located on the canal at 531 Yardarm Lane, the home and seawall was built in 1966. The five-unit Country Club Shores was originally platted with 420 lots and developed by Ed Markman, beginning in 1962. Most of the bayfront property, from which the canal-slipped Country Club Shores was carved, served as the nursery for the John Ringling properties around Sarasota and the offshore keys until the early 1940s, following Ringling’s death in December 1936.

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Mexico Drive, for $300,000. When the 212-unit Spanish Main Yacht Club was built in 1967, it was the first condominiums developed on Longboat Key. The Peters purchased unit 126 in March of 1997, paying $116,800, so they more than doubled their money in the last five years on the sale.

Conrad Beach Lot 26 at 7020 Gulf of Mexico Drive was sold in the quaint, Key West-styled Conrad Beach development at the north end of Longboat for $250,000. David Carson of Boca Raton bought the lot from Frank Folsom Smith’s Longbeach 1 Inc.

Coon Key

‘The Key to Longboat’

The first key you cross after leaving St. Armands headed toward Sarasota on John Ringling Blvd., is Coon Key, where Sarasota’s first condominiums, the 187-unit Sarasota Harbour Apartments, was developed by the late I.Z. Mann in 1963. In the latest sale at the Sarasota Harbour Apartments, Sally S. and Fred M. Cooper bought unit 1 in the Berkeley House from Luanne R. McGhee of Indianapolis for $180,000. The address for the 39-year-old, two-bedroom and two-bath apartment is 763 John Ringling Blvd.

The first of the most recent books on Longboat was written in 1999 by former Longboat Observer staffer, Frank Cunningham, entitled “The Key to Longboat.” It is a smaller (5.5-by-8.5-inches), 217-page paperback edition, selling for $14.95. The book presents a contemporary and light-hearted look at the Key and its personages, running geographically from the north to the south end of the 10-mile barrier island. We understand attorney-author Cunningham has since returned to his native Cincinnati. “From Calusas to Condominiums” is a large (8.5-by-11-inches), 241-page soft-cover book, lavishly illustrated with literally hundreds of pictures, maps, drawings, newspaper reproductions and tables listing the town’s mayors, postmasters, police and fire chiefs through the years. It’s a testament to the painstaking and thorough job Hunter did of researching, compiling and writing Longboat Key’s history from the geological and Indian periods through the beginning of United States settlement in the 19th century; the abortive efforts of development during the Florida Boom of the 1920s to the incorpora-

New books on Longboat Key

Inn on the Beach Coletta and William C. Ackermann from Champaign, Ill., purchased unit 204 in building 6 at the 232-unit Inn on the Beach (Resort at the Longboat Key Club) from Marie Nordvik Watts, 2410 Harbourside Drive, for $198,000. The apartment was constructed at 225 Sands Point Road on the southwestern tip of Longboat Key in 1983.

Bird Key Gail Lindsay of Sarasota Harbour House Apartments sold her two-bedroom and twobath Bird Key home with a swimming pool at 611 Owl Way to Lynn M. and Michael J. McDonald of nearby 395 Bob White Drive for $415,000. The house, built in 1966, sold previously for $210,000 in July 1991.

For those interested in the history of Longboat Key history, there are now two books that have been published in the past three years well worth reading. The latest, and by far the most definitive is, “From Calusas to Condominiums: A Pictorial History of Longboat Key,” written and published by The Longboat Observer founder Ralph B. Hunter. Hunter launched the sale of his book Nov. 12 with an author’s signing at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Longboat Key. It is the finest overall history of Longboat Key published and complements Lora Colvin Whitney’s definitive first-hand history of the north-end Longbeach Village in her inimitable “Hail This Feisty Village! (1885-1955),” published in 1984.

tion of the Key in 1955 and on to the end of the 20th century.

Coppolino, Michaelson murders Hunter recounts the Key’s high profile murder mysteries from Dr. Carl Coppolino’s “inducing the death through lethal injection” of his wife at their Country Club Shores home in 1966, to the unsolved slayings of former local Republican Party leaders Norman and Pat Michaelson at their bayfront home, 5134 Gulf of Mexico Drive, in 1974; and the unsolved murder of New Yorker Alvin Weil, who was found shot to death on Longboat Club Road near his Privateer residence in 1973. Hunter dedicated the book to “my wife and best friend, Claire A. Hunter, without whose hard work, concern and expertise, it would never have been published.” If everyone pictured and mentioned in the book buys one, it is sure to be a local bestseller. 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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If your organization would like to have meetings or events publicized, mail or fax the information at least one week in advance to The Longboat Observer, Box 8100, Longboat Key 34228; fax: 383-7193. All announcements must be typed, include hour and date of meeting, complete address of meeting place and a telephone reference number. To ensure accuracy, no telephone calls. Deadline is the previous Tuesday, 5 p.m.

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Christmas on St. Armands Concert — will be presented by St. Armands Key Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 40 N. Armands Drive, St. Armands Key. Details, 388-1234. “Holiday Night on St. Armands” — will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at St. Armands Circle. Details, 388-1554. Annual Christmas Bazaar — will be hosted by the Ladies Guild of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Stella Maris Activity Center. Details, 387-2105, 3830210. Wild Bird Rescue Training Class — will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary, City Island. Free. RSVP, 388-4444. Annual Holiday Hobby and Craft Show — will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, at Gulfshore of Longboat Key, 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Louise

M. Baker, 383-2763.

Women Owner’s Network Inc. — will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Holiday Inn-Lido Beach, 233 Ben Franklin Drive. Cost is $20, $25. RSVP, 329-6556. Annual Holiday, Business After Hours — will be held by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Chart House. Cost is $5 and $10. RSVP, 387-9519. Longboat Key Garden Club — the oldfashioned potluck holiday dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at The Shore, 5757 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. RSVP, 383-1588. Choral Workshop — The Beach Harbor Singers, men and women harmonizers with Carol Whifield, a professional director, will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 10 through March, at Beach Harbor Club. Nominal fee to cover director/music. To join others who like to sing for fun, call Judie at 383-4664. Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key — meets for breakfast meetings at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. Details, 383-5050. Rotary Club of Longboat Key — meets for lunch at 12:15 p.m. Fridays at Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort. Cost for visiting Rotarians and guests is $12. The holiday party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the hotel (interested Rotarians should contact Marilyn Bezner four days in advance). Cost is $23. The

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Rosie the Dachshund stops to greet a young admirer at last year’s “Holiday Night on St. Armands.” This year it will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, on St. Armands Circle. Details, 388-1554. club will not meet Dec. 13, but makeup cards are available at Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort. Bezner, 387-0706.

The Selby Public Library Bookmobile — will be at the Longboat Library, located at 555 Bay Isles Road, from 1:15 to 2 p.m. every Monday. Annual Potluck and Silent Shell Auction — will be held by Sarasota Shell Club at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Mote Marine Aquarium. Fran Schlusemann, 739-0908. Sarasota Area Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Chapter — luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Bird Key Yacht Club. Details, 379-6706.

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University of Illinois Alumni Club Luncheon — will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Waterside Room, Sarasota Quay. Jim Durante, The Longboat Observer legal columnist and former legal counsel for pro-

fessional major league baseball and hockey players, will speak. Bert, 366-0582.

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade — will sail at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Bimini Bay off Anna Maria Island’s Key Royale. It will conclude with fireworks at about 7:30 p.m. off the Anna Maria City pier. Chuck Stealey, 778-3907; Don Schroder, 778-2200. “Warbirds over Sarasota” — model airplane meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, at the new model airport on the closed Sarasota County landfill at the east end of Bee Ridge Road. George Jenkins, 922-6300. Children Helping Children Holiday Party with Santa — will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, at Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Tickets range from $3 to $10. Melissa, 355-1112, Ext. 305. Annual Holiday Ceramics Sale — will be held by Manatee Community College (MCC) from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in room 124 of art building No. 10 of MCC. Details, 752-5251, 752-5549.


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Poinsettia, Christmas Cactus and Craft Sale Extravaganza — will be hosted by the Sarasota Garden Club from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota. Free admission. Details, 955-0875. Shabbat Services — are held at a newlyformed Conservative synagogue at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in O’Bryon Hall, St. Wilfred’s Episcopal Church. Esther Kuznetz, 3653173; Cheryl/Jerry Ceppos, 377-3913. Duplicate Bridge — is held from noon to 3:30 Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Anna Maria Island Community Center. Cost is $2. RSVP with Barbara Parkman, 778-3390. Books and Coffee — Dr. Katharine Penfield will review “What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response,” a novel by Bernard Lewis, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Selby Public Library. Free. Charleen, 383-7248. 2002 Canine Christmas Festival — will be hosted by MCOLA Animal Network and Manatee County Parks & Recreation Department from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Laurie Crawford, 755-3507. Lighting The Way — Temple Beth Sholom will host a donor appreciation, building dedication and family celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Temple Beth Sholom. Details, 917-0793. Pet Adoptions — through Sarasota in Defense of Animals, will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, at the PetSmart Luv-A-Pet Center, at the Landings in Sarasota. Details, 9258388. Antique Show — will be hosted by Sarasota Manatee Antique Dealers Association from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Admission is $5. Details, 954-4165.

De Soto Winterfest 2002 — will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, on Old Main Street, downtown Bradenton. Live music, food and refreshments will be available. Free admission. Details, 747-1998. 2002 Singing Christmas Tree — First Baptist Church of Sarasota presents the performances at 7 p.m. Dec. 6, 8, 9, 11; and at 4 p.m. Dec. 7. Cost is $10. Details, 365-2846. Alternative Christmas Market — will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Details, 755-3553. Church Coffee House — will be held by Friendship Baptist Church from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at 5700 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota. Details, 371-2301. Pioneer Days — catch a glimpse of life in old southwestern Florida from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Crowley Museum & Nature Center. Admission ranges from $5 to free. Details, 322-1000. Holidays at the Crosley — “A Festival of Trees” — will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 11. Admission is $5. Details, 722-3244. Holiday Tour of Homes — will be hosted by Junior League of Sarasota Inc. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6 to 8. Debra Terek, 961-1280. Tinsel & Treasures Gift Mart — will be hosted by Junior League of Sarasota Inc. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6 to 8, at Phillipi Mansion. Cheryl, 951-3059. Gamble Plantation Christmas Open House — will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 to 8, in Ellenton. Details, 723-4536.


Manatee Conservation Group — will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at a

private home. Elizabeth, 747-7194.

the musical “Mame.” Bert, 366-0582.

Sierra Club — “A Sierra Holiday Celebration and Potluck Dinner” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Phillippi Estate Park Mansion, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. RSVP, 366-9596. Manatee Orchid Society — will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Art League of Manatee. Ken Anderson, 7760450; Roger Miller, 746-2617. JCC’s Gardening Club — will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center. Audra, 378-5569.

German-American Social Club of Sarasota — will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Gulf Gate Library. Details, 355-8530. Delta Delta Delta — Sarasota area alumnae will meet for the Christmas party at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Lakewood Ranch Gold & Country Club. Barbara, 929-7469. Brandeis — the holiday party will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Selby Public Library. Lenore, 377-5958. Florida Broadcast Pioneers — Bill Kling, former CBS radio and TV producer, will speak at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Waterside Room, The Quay, Sarasota. Cost is $13. RSVP, 925-7185. Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association of Sarasota and Manatee Counties — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Sara Bay Country Club, 7011 Willow Drive. Details, 3879163, 925-0596.

Senior Friendship Centers Camera Club — meets at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way. Details, 955-2122. Genealogical Society of Sarasota — will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Selby Public Library. Wynn, 924-7719. Manasota Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association — will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6311 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Details, 758-5740, 792-4652. Sarasota Sportfishing Anglers Club — Christmas party will be held Friday, Dec. 6. Captain Jerry Dotson, 371-2399. Cornell Club of Sarasota/Manatee — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Michael’s On East. RSVP, 924-9570. United Nations Association — SarasotaManatee Chapter will meet at noon Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the University Club. RSVP, 923-2108. Sarasota Audubon Society — holiday potluck dinner and birding presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 10313 S. Euclid, Sarasota. Details, 927-9803, 364-9212. University of Illinois Alumni Club — will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at The Golden Apple Dinner Theater. See


“Jewish Identity in an Age of Crisis: The Effect of Current Events on the American Jewish Agenda” Lecture — will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Flanzer Jewish Community Center. Cost is $10. Details, 365-4955. Pierian Spring Academy — registration for the continuing-education program for retirees of Greater Sarasota is underway. Details, 587-1052. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Classes — “Nature Printed and Beaded Holiday Leaves,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13. “Flowers and Foliage Watercolors” (Intermediate), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 12, 19 and 26. Cost is from $40 to $85. Donna Krabill, 366-5731, Ext. 237. ❑



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DIRECT BEACHFRONT - Full Gulf & sunset views right on the beach for sounds and sights galore! Superb location plus outstanding decor. $750,000 ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS - ground floor walkout plus private patio with great Gulf and sunset views. Totally redone - a masterpiece! Furnished $755,000 OUTSTANDING - Beautifully furnished 2BR/2BA in exceptional Gulf front complex w/tennis & lovely pool area. Gulf & sunset views. $725,000 BEAUTIFUL - 2BR/2BA. Gulf to bay complex with $190,000

LONGBOAT KEY CLUB INN ON THE BEACH Fantastic club amenities - golf, tennis, fitness center, fine dining, heated pool plus gorgeous Gulf beach. 2BR/2BA - Direct Beach and Sunsets - largest floorplan- end unit with extra large terraces $800,000

EXCEPTIONAL - Beachfront first floor walk-out. 2 private double terraces. Largest floorplan. $775,000 OUTSTANDING VIEWS - and value! Direct beachfront club suite.


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LONGBOAT BAY FRONT Spacious Grand Bay residence, beautifully appointed with terrace overlooking Bay. Tennis, fitness center, clubhouse, private beach, spa, 2 pools, pet friendly. $999,000.


6511 Bayshore Rd., Palmetto/Terra Ciea Bay

Magnificent Key West Style Bayfront Estate on 1.3 Acres. $629,000

An hour by car, then 15 minutes by boat. Calusa Cottage North features 2BR/2.5BA & redone in the old Florida style! Call for brochure. Owner/Realtor. Furnished. $685,000.

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SANDY COVE, SIESTA KEY Totally updated! 3 bedrooms, roof top sun decks and porches! Garden atrium for out-door grilling! Private beach & fishing pier! Owner/Realtor. $589,500.

5372 Sandham Place, Longboat Key $2,295,000 Magnificent custom bay front home w/incredible views. 4900sf under air, 5BR, boat dock, tennis, very private gated community. Beach access


1750 Ben Franklin Dr. – Unit 5C Just Listed! Incredible Views are just the beginning in the gorgeous Direct Gulf Front 2/2 Condo. Best Value in Key Tower South. Must See! $585,000

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

1212 Ben Franklin Dr. – Unit 302 Just Listed! This Direct Gulf Front Unit has it all! The last one like it sold in 2 days! Great opportunity at the Lido Beach Club. Priced to sell! $585,000

Beach front luxury! 2 bedroom, rarely available. 2 separate rental incomes. 2001 gross - $100,000+. Or what a great place to live! $850,000.

1212 Ben Franklin Dr. – Unit 909 Just Listed! Largest 2BR unit in the Lido Beach Club w/over 2000sf. Direct Bay Front with great gulf views! Fantastic opportunity at $595,000


8612 15 Ave. NW, Bradenton/Laurel Oaks

Tennis, beach front community. Renovated bldg., light, bright 2BR+den & 2 large terraces. 8 Har-Tru courts, 2 pools, spa, fitness center & clubhouse. $469,000.

Family oriented neighborhood. This home is only 2 years old. 3/3 with caged pool. Turnkey furnished. Close to everything. $349,000


5608 Gulf Dr. – Unit 102, Holmes Beach/Sun Plaza W. Spacious 2BR/2BA condo. Heated pool, sauna, tennis, covered parking. can be rented 26 times/year. Great investment at only $375,000

SARASOTA HARBOUR EAST Perfect in-town bayfront communities. Walk to St. Armands, beach, restaurants. Clubhouse, pool, fishing pier, boat docks. $239,000.

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Phil and Edina Jennison make volunteering a family affair. They spend “a lot of hours” at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, says Phil. But the connection to the organization goes beyond them. His parents, Ralph and Lucile Jennison, were among the founding members of the Arts Center. Although the Jennisons have owned a home on the Key since 1986, they did not move here from New York City until 1994. Four years later Phil became a development committee member and Edina came on board the following year — she is the chairman of special events at the Arts Center. The couple brings many years of experience. Phil was a senior partner with W.P. Stewart & Co., an investment counseling firm. Although he is officially retired, he says, “I’m still one of the major stockholders.” But he thinks that his wife deserves more recognition that he does. “I’m gonna brag about her,” says Phil and lists a few of the places for which she ran special events, including Chase Bank, Russell Reynolds Associates and New York Botanical Gardens. She also has been the president of the Girl Scouts Counsel of Greater New York, which includes the five boroughs. She volunteered for the flower program at Sloan-Kettering in New York City for two years. And “she just ran the Saks Fifth Avenue Art Auction on Nov. 10,” adds Jennison. “I average two hours a day five days a week,” says Edina of her time at the Arts Center. “I do all my work at home,” she said, explaining that she has all the necessary equipment at home — a fax machine and a computer, for example. “I’m not distracted here.” “There’s a really good reason why we’re spending so much time at the Arts Center,” she says. “It’s a real hidden treasure that we have here ... It’s a wonderful resource for the community.” Jennison pointed out that it offers a great variety of courses and its membership consists of 700 members. When they are not at the center, Phil plays tennis and he also enjoys walks. During summer time, when they are in their log cabin in Sun Valley, Idaho, the couple also goes hiking and biking. But Edina was quick to add that “here in Sarasota we take advantage of the culture it offers ... they say that Sarasota has the most culture in Florida.”

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How many years have you played golf? “I’ve been playing only about 12 years,” Burke says. “I played a lot of tennis while my children were growing up. Then as more time became available, my husband and I switched to golf. I found that I just loved golf.”

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Penthouse - Glorious Gulf Views. Newly constructed, 6,000 square feet of finest craftsmanship, decorator finishing. $7,600,000. Spectacular Sunsets! - Surf, white sandy beach, superb living - all the amenities! 3 bedroom /3.5 bath, 3,811 square feet with den and breakfast bar. $2,850,000. Architectural elegance! - Sweeping terrace views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, 3 bedroom /3.5 bath, 3,415 sq. ft. $2,875,000. V IZCAYA This magnificent property offers Mediterranean elegance with European ambiance and panoramic views of the Gulf. Master craftsmanship & quality abound. 3BR/2.5BA. $2,875,000. B AY I SLES Bamboo custom designed canal front 4BR/3BA home has marble floors, granite countertops, custom built-ins, heated pool and spa and boat dock with 10,000 lb lift. $1,199,000. TANGERINE B AY C LUB Spectacular! -Bayfront community, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, beautiful bamboo wood floors, spacious rooms, fireplace, many extras. $795,500. C OUNTRY C LUB S HORES 4th house from open bay view on wide canal. Has great potential, or ready for site to build your dream home. Deep water dock. 2BR/2BA as is with right to inspect. $575,000. D UPLEX ON L ONGBOAT K EY With direct Gulf views, beach and bay rights, and community dock. $537,500. F OREST L AKE C OUNTRY C LUB 3BR/3BA on golf course w/pool, gazebos, pond & waterfall, built-ins, 3 walk-in closets in master, double kitchen, and more. $449,500. B EACH H ARBOUR C LUB Front unit on Gulf, first floor. 2BR/2BA tastefully furnished. $325,000. TANGLEWOOD Great location close to hospital and schools, fenced lot, 3BR/3BA, updated kitchen, separate guest quarters. $259,000. B AY P LAZA fabulous views of Sarasota Bay, Longboat Key, marina and the Gulf. 24 hour Concierge, valet parking. Walk to the library, theaters, and restaurants. Offered at... $539,000. S ARASOTA H ARBOUR Tastefully 2BR/1BA updated home with water views. Walk to St. Armands. Boat dock. $199,500. D EVELOPERS /I NVESTORS Potential for 15/20 condos with retail shops & parking, Anna Maria Island. Directly across $6,000,000. front gulf - a prime location. H ERITAGE W EST Charming 2BR/1BA condo, with pool & club$91,000. house. Hurry, priced to sell! T WIN S HORES Longboat Key for under $100,000? This 55+ Mobile home community has investment potential. Great location. $98,500. Longboat Key 55+ mobile home community with beach access and boat dock when available. 1BR, turnkey furnished. $72,500 or rent $800/mo.

What kind of clubs do you use? “I have always used Callaway clubs” Burke says. “The clubs are just a good fit with me. I really like the seven iron.” What is the highlight of your golfing career? “It just happened last week,” says Burke with a smile. “I got a hole-in-one on the third hole of the Blue course. It hit the green and rolled about 12 feet into the hole. I just held my breath the whole time.” Is there anything you would like to improve about your game? “Definitely my long shot,” Burke says. “I didn’t take up playing until I was an adult. When you do, I think you can improve your short game easier than your long game.”

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What golfer do you most admire? “It is Nancy Lopez,” Burke says. “A great golfer and I admire her wonderful relationship with her father. I think she has done a superb job of having a successful career and a great family life.”

What do you like best about golfing on Longboat Key? Burke says: “Coming from Buffalo, you know the weather is one reason I like playing here. The beauty of Longboat Key, the superb course and I do think golfers, especially here, are the greatest people in the world.” —Dora Walters

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Serving the community for over 22 years. SANCTUARY Sophisticated 2/3BR, 2.5BA with panoramic views of the Bay, golf course, city and gulf. Offered turnkey with exceptional fine furniture and accessories. Located on the sought after Southern corner of the building. A beautiful apartment..........................................................$950,000. DOWNTOWN DIRECT BAYFRONT Lawrence Point: The views of the bay are awesome! Stunning 2BR+den or 3BR/2.5BA, almost 2,600 sq. ft. Custom built-ins, formal dining room, impeccable condition. Call Marlene or Hal. Reduced to........................................................$699,000. SARABANDE Spectacular panoramic city & bay views from this 12th floor 4-5BR, 4.5BA apartment. 4,500 sq. ft. of elegant downtown living space. Concierge service & 2 car garage parking spaces. Call Marlene, Hal or Barbara Ackerman............................................$2,900,000. LONGBOAT KEY ESTATE LOT Over an acre on Sarasota Bay w/wide open bay views. Extremely private.............................$1,890,000. MAINLAND 2- STORY PENTHOUSE Magnificent vistas, marble floors, media room, upstairs, 6,500 sq. ft.......................................$3,900,000.

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maintenance-free home behind the gates of the LBK Club. Spectacular bay views to Sarasota skyline. Seldom available, this almost 3,000 sq. ft. residence offers 4BR/4BA. Kitchen/family room and living room w/fireplace open to lanai areas right over the water. Formal dining room w/glass wall opens to atrium. Community pool w/spa, 2 Har-Tru tennis courts, your own private boat dock, (20 ft. from lanai) 2 car garage. What Florida dreams are about! $1,100,000

• INN ON THE BEACH Club suite in World Class resort. Finest restaurants, 38 holes of championship golf, tennis & fitness center. ONLY $195,000. Tangerine Bay #535 Buttonwood Harbour Beach Place Tangerine Bay #534 Sunset Beach Buttonwood Harbour

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Promenade SOLD Harbour Court SOLD Inn on the Beach SOLD Bayou Sound Rd. SOLD Sea Place SOLD Sea Place SOLD Water Club II SOLD Bay View Rd. SOLD Buttonwood Cove SOLD Cedars East SOLD Inn on the Beach SOLD Sea Place SOLD Longboat Harbour SOLD Beach Place SOLD

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What is your funniest flub-up? “I really am still embarrassed,” Burke admits. “On a par 3 course, there were big sand traps. It took me three to get in, three to get out, and on the seventh shot, the ball went in. At that point, I picked up the ball and went home.”

What is your advice to other golfers? “Just keep at it,” she laughs.

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What is your favorite part of the game? “I really enjoy everything about the game,” she says. “I especially like playing with the Association — coming to the club in the morning, seeing all the excitement as we get started to play, and then the camaraderie on the course and then at lunch afterwards.”

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NEW LISTING - BEACHES OF LONGBOAT KEY Glowing gulf views from this beautiful 2BR 8th floor jewel. Robb & Stucky turnkey furnished - you can move in tomorrow and enjoy beach front living at its finest! Excellent price $695,000. ISLANDS WEST Breathtaking vistas of the gulf, bay and downtown. Beautifully turnkey furnished, with den/2nd BR. Very special bldg. with tennis, sensational club house, gulf front pool, stop light for easy access. $465,000. Sensational location! You can see forever from this 2 bedroom penthouse level condo. Enjoy higher ceilings, open floor plan, and move-in condition. $719,000. MARINA BAY Exceptional bay front value in Bay Isles. Large 3BR/2.5BA with huge eat-in kitchen, family room, screened bay view terrace, separate dining room and closets galore. Feels like a private home. $825,000.

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay front home, large lot. 3BR/2BA, pool.$995,000

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LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS Fabulous direct gulf views from this spacious 2BR/2BA end unit. Bright and cheery throughout with beautiful marble floors, lots of glass and a bonus second parking space. $729,000.

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custom south corner penthouse w/spectacular panoramic views of Gulf & Bay. Most sought after floor plan w/Saturnia floors, marble baths, granite kitchen. Private elevator. Private 2 car garage. $2,600,000.

ISLANDER CLUB Fabulous southwest beach views from this updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Very private, open floor plan, great building, Olympic sized pool. $575,000.

- Breathtaking bay & marina views, custom kitchen, granite counters, marble baths, 3BR + den $2,590,000.

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Condos $1,000,000 to $3,500,000.

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Grand Bay Condos $600,000 to $4,000,000.

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CASA DEL MAR Fabulous rental complex on the beach. Low maintenance fee and great on-site rental program for optimum owner income. Beautifully redecorated and updated. $465,000.

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VILLA DI LANCIA Absolute privacy and gulf front panorama in an end unit penthouse. Volume ceilings, huge terrace, wood floors, fireplace, gourmet kitchen, private elevator and all amenities. $1,950,000.



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COUNTRY CLUB SHORES VERY BEST BUY! Don’t miss this house. One home from Sarasota Bay on a great street. Large lot and home for remodel or build your dream castle. Boater’s paradise. This one will not last long at this bargain price. $785,000.

GULF FRONT - Sunrises and sunsets, gulf, bay, skyline and golf course views. Southwest exposure, light, bright and airy, this unit boasts 2BR + den, 2 balconies, plantation shutters, garage parking, many amenities including pool, tennis, fitness center, etc. $975,000.

Totally updated 2BR/2BA gulf front condo. Granite counters, new appliances, wood cabinets, faux finishes, fabulous light fixtures, plantation shutters. Olympic sized pool. $499,000.

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SANCTUARY Corner unit w/wrap around views of golf and gulf. 2BD, den 2.5BA turnkey furn. Expansive beach & sensational amenities in secure, private environment. $965,000.

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LONGBOAT HARBOUR 2BR/2BA 3rd floor, deeded beach access, pool, fitness room, boat dock. $249,000

NEW LISTING St. Armands Bayfront Estate Home offering quality construction, architectural detail, and sophisticated interior finishes. 180 degree views of Sarasota Bay and sky line. A true boater’s delight. $3,850,000

Waterfront $1,300,000 to $18,000,000.


BEACH FRONT - Over 3/4 acre. $1,995,000. INN ON THE BEACH - Endless water views - club suite with all of the fabulous amenities of the Longboat Key Club. Excellent income! $259,000.

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

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SEA GATE – Spectacular southwest corner - sunrise to sunset views - see city lights, dolphins in the Gulf, 180˚ view of everything! 2 bedrooms, furnished, large balcony. Close to shopping, restaurants. $699,000. $245,900

ISLANDS WEST Condo with gulf views in a well maintained complex. With many amenities to enjoy. $629,000.

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Paradise in this warm community w/marina, clubhouse, pool and deeded beach access. Furnished 2 bedroom villa w/bonus boat dock.


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EN PROVENCE Most exclusive enchanting paradise community reflecting the romance of French Mediterranean. Intimate villa with a beautiful private pool. $4,190,000.

GRAND RIVIERA Private enclave of 13 luxurious residences on the tip of Golden Gate Point! Unparalleled panoramic views and private boat docks available. 3,000 to 5,700 square feet. Priced from:

$1,700,000 to $3,900,000. GRAND BAY Private corner in the newest Grand Bay building. Panoramic vistas of the bay, marina and preserve. Wrap around terraces. $1,149,000. Exquisite Biscayne with tiled floor, wooden shutters & decorator detailed for a move-in resort home. Condo complex has all the amenities. $999,000. COURT Nestled in a ➣ HARBOUR private enclave of eighteen homes this three bedroom, two & one-half bath home with deepwater dockage is behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club with community pool, tennis & deeded beach access. $899,000.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY LBK Gulf front property. P&L statement avail. $1,995,000. VIZCAYA Perfectly decorated and appointed penthouse. Maximized views in an elegant enclave of 31 residences. 2-car garage. $2,999,900. Luxurious direct gulf front condo with southern exposure and magnificent views! 4bedroom, 4.5bath. Summer kitchen, guest suite, private elevator and 2-car gar. Enclave of only 31 residences! $3,950,000. COREY’S LANDING Bay front home with views, privacy. & meticulous elegance. 4 bedroom with guest suite, private balcony on 2nd fl. Furnished.. $1,550,000.

L’AMBIANCE 360˚ Virtual View Exceptional casual elegance in beach front residence with private stairs to the beach and pool area - open design and many unique architectural features. $3,450,000 INN ON THE BEACH Three Club Suites designed to provide the ideal vacation villa necessities. Income statements are available. These can be purchased as a package or separately for $349,000 each. BEACHPLACE Exceptional! Beachplace opportunity! See the beauty of the island from this south facing Bldg. - views of beach, city, bay & gardens. Loaded with upgrades & beautifully finished. $589,000. Purchase resort or ➣ BEACHPLACE investment property instead of watching a portfolio diminish. Condo community w/all the amenities. 2 bedroom 2 bathroom. $539,000. Direct gulf front condo with walk down to the beach. The feel of a private villa at the beach. 2 bedroom / 2 bathrooms $749,000. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Great location, just 5 lots from the Bay! Light, bright and sunny. Southern exposure, perfect for the large open pool & spa. Private boat dock & large landscaped lot. $749,000.

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THE OAKS COUNTRY CLUB Beautiful home in model perfect condition, overlooks 7th fairway w/sparkling lake views beyond the extra large lanai & lap pool. This 3BR + den, 3.5BA residence features over 3,400 sq. ft., fireplace, wood floors, ceramic tile, Corain counters, spacious kitchen, walk-in closets, Roman shower, French doors, designer window treatments, dual desks in den/office, 3 car garage, intercom, various ceiling designs, new pool deck surface. This picture perfect home is ready for your enjoyment. $879,000. LONGBOAT KEY WATERCLUB I True elegance in this 2585 sq ft air-conditioned plaza level residence. 18x40 tiled terrace, 13x25 master suite private patio, featuring 10’ ceilings & marble floors, 2BR + study, 2.5BA, beautifully detailed with designer built-ins, window, wall treatments & extra closets. $899,000. RITZ CARLTON PENTHOUSE – Private penthouse condominium w/world class amenities of the Ritz. Sparkling bay views from every room, 4734 sq ft residence w/2 master suites, guest and leisure room with wet bar all marble floors. Magnificently furnished. $3,450,000. SANCTUARY Direct gulf front large corner 3BR/3.5BA in desirable Building III. Totally furnished w/quality & attention to detail in soft, neutral tones. Upgraded kitchen, 9’ ceilings & wrap around terrace overlook glamorous pool & pristine beach. $2,195,000. PROMENADE – Penthouse with fabulous sweeping views of the gulf, bay and city. 3BR/3.5 BA residence with 10 foot ceilings, raised panel walls and doors, crown molding, wood & marble floors, wrap around terrace, plus all the amenities and 2 parking spaces. Concierge, 24 hr. security. $1,495,000. QUEENS HARBOR - OPPORTUNITY - OPPORTUNITY - Fabulous large 2story, 3115 sq. ft. residence overlooking 2 lakes to golf course. 4 bedrooms, maintenance free home beautifully upgraded with etched glass doors, granite, tiled floor, home theatre, study with 2 computer centers. heater pool and spa and summer kitchen. $899,000. LONGBOAT KEY - ONE-OF-AKIND Direct Gulf front luxurious private home with carefree condo maintenance. 2BR, study, 3BA plus guest house with patio and bath. 33 foot beamed living room, fireplace, new gourmet kitchen, granite Mexican tile, pool, tennis and boat docks. $2,850,000. ASHLEY - GOLF COURSE VIEW – Enjoy a magnificent tree lined golf course view from this spacious quality built 4BR/4BA residence nestled on a professionally landscaped acre. Wood floors, French doors and a spectacular gourmet kitchen w/granite, family room w/fireplace and built-in entertainment center. Retreat to a fabulous master suite with sitting area and 2 walk-in closets. $749,000. LONGBOAT KEY – Residential lot on Gulf side with wide Guf views. Just steps away to miles of pristine beach. Tropical & mature landscaping creates privacy on 100x175’ lot $1,250,000.

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EMERALD HARBOR HOME W/BEAUTIFUL OLD FLORIDA WATER VIEWS Boaters take note of this deep-water home w/186’ of water frontage that will accommodate a very large boat. Home is pretty inside & out. Amenities include; hardwood floors, French doors, gorgeous gardens, 2 docks and a lift. $785,000.Virtual Tour

WONDERFUL LONGBOAT HOME This 2300+ sf. 3BR home is located on Longboat’s tranquil north end. Terrific split bedroom plan w/very large master bath. Beautiful grounds & located on a shallow canal for easy canoeing or kayaking. $595,000. Virtual Tour PROMENADE WITH GULF VIEWS Largest 2BR, split plan condo on the sunset side of the building w/ absolutely gorgeous Gulf views. The location within the building is one of the best. This exclusive complex provides exercise & club rooms, Har-Tru tennis, great security & concierge. $795,000. Virtual Tour

WHITNEY BEACH CONDO 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 Virtual Tour available. $190,000.

FAIRWAY BAY WITH GORGEOUS VIEW Gorgeous Bay views can be seen from most of the rooms in this wonderful, turnkey furnished condo. Located behind the Gates with membership to the Bay Isles Beach Club included. $379,000. Virtual Tour

SUNSET BEACH 1ST FLOOR WALK-DOWN Rarely available Sunset Beach condominium w/double terraces & a private stairway to beach & pool. This condominium has a split bedroom plan, is remodeled & furnished & has gorgeous views of sunsets & the FAIRWAY BAY WITH BAY VIEWS beach. $625,000. Virtual Tour Located in the desirable Longboat Key Club this largest, two bedroom style DIRECT BAY FRONT floor plan condominium has two balLUXURY AT GRAND BAY conies, views of the Bay and the beautiful grounds and walk ways of Fairway This wonderful 2 BR condominium is Bay. $449,000. Virtual Tour beautifully put together, has gorgeous unobstructed bay views. Located on COUNTRY CLUB SHORES the private side of Bldg. #5, this This home includes a great room condo also comes with 2 parking design with expansive views of the spaces. $599,000. Virtual Tour caged pool plus canal. $849,000. EMERALD HARBOR SALE PENDING Virtual Tour Gorgeous Bay Front home that has PROMENADE WITH been totally remodeled.Wonderful GORGEOUS VIEWS master bedroom that looks out over Largest 2BR split plan condo w/stun- the beautifully pavered pool & spa to ning gulf & pool views. SALE PEND- the Bay. $1,295,000. SALE PENDING $819,900. Virtual Tour ING Virtual Tour

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L’AMBIANCE PENTHOUSE...Magnificent 5200 sq. ft. Penthouse directly on the beach with 2400 sq. ft. of wrap-around terraces giving fabulous views of Gulf, Golf course and Bay and Sarasota. 4BR plus den, office and game room, with 7 bathrooms en suite. Private elevator opens to foyer with double door entrance, under cover parking spaces, extra storage and wine lockers. $6,995,000. LIDO SHORES GULF FRONT LOT! Approximately 2 acres in prime Sarasota location surrounded by multi-million dollar homes. $5,985,000. GRAND RIVIERA... Private enclave of 13 luxurious residences on the tip of Golden Gate Point! Unparalleled panoramic views, private boat docks available 3,000 - 5,700 square foot. Priced from $1,700,000 to $3,900,000. BAYFRONT ESTATE...A true estate feel comprised of two lots, lushly landscaped with seclusion & privacy on the open bay, One of a kind property with 1.7 acres on boating water. $2,875,000. WATER CLUB... Exquisitely appointed, spacious beachfront residence w/3 large terraces! Popular “Arlington” plan w/beautiful upgrades throughout! 2 covered parking spaces. $2,550,000. WATER CLUB... Sophisticated “Cambridge” floor plan tastefully appointed throughout! 2 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen with granite, extra storage & 2 covered parking spaces. $1,249,000. VIZCAYA... Spacious, luxurious condominium with the feel of a single family home. Exquisitely furnished & appointed with a private pool & stunning views of the gulf, 2 car garage. $2,649,000. WATERFRONT LOT... Build your dream home on a wonderful lot with over 125 feet directly on New Pass! May be purchased with adjoining lots for family compound or estate. Stunning views of bay, gulf & south end of Longboat Key.$2,595,000. BAY ISLES HARBOR SECTION... One of the best lots with approx. 246’ of water frontage with Southern exposure. Great floor plan with a dramatic flair! $2,395,000. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Gulf Front Motel... P&L statement available or consider this as a building opportunity. $1,995,000. GRAND BAY... Popular “Cayman” floor plan in desirable building 4 w/sweeping views of the bay, marina & city skyline! 2 balconies provide total privacy. Fabulous amenities and deeded beach access too! $1,095,000. MARINA BAY... Bay & gulf view compliment this graciously appointed residence w/over 3,000 square feet. Well designed with family room, 2 terraces. 2nd covered parking space available for additional $30,000. $998,000. EMERALD POINT SOUTH... Brand new and ready to move in! Gorgeous. Private community of only 16 custom luxury homes $699,000. THE ATRIUM... Popular “Mangrove” floor plan, 2105 sq ft with 3 BRs, beautiful views of the bay & the pool! A great value on the south end of Longboat Key! $669,000. SEAGATE CLUB... Panoramic gulf & sunset views from this upper floor corner residence! 2BR/2BA, tile floors, large balcony, views from every room! Walk to shopping, restaurants & banks. $669,000. HARBOUR LINKS... Spacious and light home in a small community with views of the golf course and lake. Private end residence with white tiles, den, private elevator and large screened terrace. One of the best three bedroom values on the south end of Longboat! $499,000. THE VILLAGE... Old Florida charm! Totally renovated beach cottage on Longboat’s north end. Mexican tile throughout, new appliances, caged pool, screened lanai, Florida room & just 1/2 block from the community boat dock & fishing pier! $429,900. SABAL COVE... Choose from 2 desirable lots in an area of million $ homes. Greenbelt views. $399,000 & $349,000.

VILLA DI LANCIA Direct gulf views, graceful Mediterranean architecture, condo community with only 38 luxurious beachfront residences. Extensive builder upgrades & tastefully furnished $1,895,000.

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THE RITZ Beautiful Northern bay views from every room. 2 bedrooms and den. Enjoy world class amenities atop the Ritz. Never occupied modified Monte Carlo $1,399,000.

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Build your dream house — This spectacular property is located on the "point" with over 163’ of incredible Bay frontage and 120’ of protected deepwater canal. The views are endless; Downtown Sarasota, John Ringling Mansion and panoramic views of Sarasota Bay. This property is the perfect location for your dream home! $2,299,000 Virtual Tour


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Move into your dream home— on the southern end lot of Cutter Lane, this home is in move in condition with custom office or possible 4BR Unrivaled panoramic views of downtown skyline and Sarasota Bay. Large dock and lift with deepwater access. $2,679,000 Virtual Tour

Penthouse —Here is the most extraordinary penthouse on Longboat Key! Over 4,890 square feet of living space in this magnificent, one-of-a-kind residence with spacious terraces on both sides overlooking the Gulf, the Bay, the golf course and the city skyline. Superb designer features in every room from custom wall coverings, to comfortable yet elegant furniture, gourmet kitchen and spectacular marble and mosaic tile flooring. $6,495,000 Virtual Tour


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Beautiful Cayman floorplan in ➣ Building Two offers dual terraces and endless Bay views. Lovingly decorated and finished with exquisite taste, this home offers many upgrades including upgraded tile, crown molding and custom built-ins. $1,099,000 Virtual Tour

Brand new and done just right! That’s the way to describe this gorgeous view. Biscayne model overlooking downtown, golf course and Longboat Key Moorings Marina from the wraparound terrace. Southwestern exposure offers gorgeous sunset views. $989,000 Virtual Tour

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EMERALD POINTE... BAY FRONT COREY’S LANDING Open bay view from this 3750 square foot villa behind the Longboat Key Club gates. Master bedroom with bay view plus two guest rooms are on the 1st level, 2nd level includes media room, office and two bedrooms. Private boat dock. $1,549,000.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES 572 YAWL LANE This property is New to the Market! It is a highly sought after 2nd lot in from the bay with gorgeous bay views from two master suites. It is on the South side of Yawl with 3,650 square feet and 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Two story Mediterranean custom completely updated with volume ceilings and a grand staircase. It has a two car attached garage with a paver brick circle drive. This property is situated in a very prestigious location on sailboat water with a private dock and large boat lift. There are no bridges to the intracoastal waterway and Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the private, lushly landscaped, caged, heated pool. $1,695,000


LONGBOAT KEY CLUB PANORAMIC BAY VIEW On the water in Queens Harbor with boat dock, 3800 square foot two-story maintenance-free home. Features include 1st level master bedroom, Travertine floors, 20 foot ceilings, granite kitchen, marble bath, built-in office, large pool and spa. $1,895,000.


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Located in the midrise building, this 4th floor unit offers 2 bedroom 1 bath and wonderful gulf and sunset views. A wonderful weekend getaway or great rental opportunity. Offered for $345,000.


BOATER’S DELIGHT - BAY ISLES Over 4000 square foot on deep water canal overlooking Cranes Bayou. Three bedroom, 5 and a half baths, plus wine cellar and hobby room. Features include granite kitchen, marble baths, high ceilings, elevator, private patio, pool area and oversized garage. $1,329,000.


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New construction behind the gates at Longboat Key Club. This three bedroom villa offers views of the lake and golf course, private swimming pool/spa, two car garage, neutral colors throughout. Offered for $760,000. Also available for rental for the coming season.

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NEW VILLA - LONGBOAT KEY CLUB Under construction, one of a kind villa, three bedroom, two and a half baths, with panoramic golf course lake views. Many upgrades including pool and spa, granite kitchen and ceramic floors. $799,000.

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BAY ISLES - DEEP WATER DOCK Four bedroom, four bath plus den and family room, 3800 square foot Features include very open plan w/high ceilings, caged pool & spa. Quality, spacious kitchen, ceramic floors, marble master bath & outdoor cook center. $1,449,000.

Professional Service, Honesty, Integrity with Personal Attention BAY ISLES HARBOUR SECTION: Totally renovated 3 bedroom/3.5 bath house on deep water canal with new dock. Virtually everything is new. 4 car garage. Enormous A/C storage area. Please Call For Price


Single story, custom home with high ceilings, open floor plan, three bedroom, three and a half baths, spacious kitchen, caged pool and lanai in a private setting. $599,000.

TANGERINE BAY CLUB: Longboat Key’s finest Bayside comm. Featuring 2 car private garages, resort style pool, day dock/fishing pier, fabulous floor plans, private beach club. Please call for current availability.

QUEENS HARBOR - BAY FRONT 5000 square foot custom designed maintenance free home with panoramic bay views. Upon entering the foyer and gallery with 19 foot ceilings you immediately feel the eloquence and sophistication of design and detail. Features incl. patio and pool with summer kitchen and a dock for two boats. Furnished. $2,599,000. FAIRWAY BAY GARDEN APT. Two bedroom, two bath, 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.

THE MEADOWS: Spectacular 4 bedroom/4 bath home on 1.1 acres of lush landscaping in Windsor Park. Pool with waterfall, new bamboo floors. $659,000 THE MOORINGS: 80 ft. 'T' slip for your pride and joy at the area's finest marina. $475,000

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WEATHER A Flight 1st

Sportscards Longboat Key Club Longboat Niners Throw Out Worst Hole-Full Handicap — Tuesday, Nov. 19 Class A 1st 29 Alexandra Siegler 2nd 31 Reeva Shoengood Class B 1st 29 Carolyn Albrecht 2nd 30 Joan Stewart Class C 1st 32 Marjorie Kraft 2nd 35 Louise Neher

Sarasota County Senior Men’s Tennis League Longboat Silver vs. Serendipity — Tuesday, Nov. 19 Mortell and Reynolds def. Judson and Davis, 6-1, 3-6, 10-6. Ian Sharp and Edward Schaye lost to Flemming and Holnger, 3-6, 1-6. Eric Orne and Jack Yonker lost to Neuman and Vetter, 2-6, 5-7.

Longboat Women’s Golf Association Event: Chapman Tournament — Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 19 and 20


Joyce Steele and Mary Pipes 2nd 69 Barbara Breen and Sherri Lublin B Flight 1st 74 Patsy Reynolds and Nancy Mueller 2nd 74.5 Ronnie Bernard and Marion Levine C Flight 1st 69.5 Sandy Fulkerson and Karen Bernstein 2nd 72.5 Sylvia Levine and Emily Polimac D Flight 1st 71 Suzanne Weinstein and Lois Bolger 2nd 75 Marge Roberts and Nancy Burkman Closest To The Pin: White No. 5 Linda Burke White No. 7 Margaret Lachmann Blue No. 3 Karen Pizzarello Blue No. 7 Bella Adams

Gerry Lublin Stuart Beloff, Joseph Golov, Ed Lederberg, Paul Cohan 46.75 Bert Rapowitz, Frank Spinola, Richard Segall, Ian Willis 47.0 Tim Carroll, Warren Harding, William Fussner, Gerard Schoeb






Sarasota County Senior Men’s Tennis League

Longboat Key Red vs. Courtside Gold — Thursday, Nov. 21 Dave Brenner and Frank Fineshriber def. Roger Mulier and Hans Veit, 6-3, 6-4. Charles Diecidue and Mark Kauffman lost to Harold Merritt and Francois Verly, 6-3, 57, 1-6. Matt Brown and Paul Mortell def. Ed Flynn and Ulrich Bressler, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6.

Longboat Key Niners

4 Man Scramble — Wednesday, Nov. 20 1st 45.75 Joseph Nicolato, Jim Allen, Bob Hanson,

Event: Best Ball-Team Play — Tuesday, Nov. 26 1st 55 Ann Lunau, Arlene Gill,

Barbara Marcouiller Peggy Quackenbush, Alexandra Zeigler, Charlotte Laven

Bird Key Yacht Club

Sarasota County Senior Men’s Tennis League

Men’s Golf Association


BKYC vs. Landings Gold — Thursday, Nov. 21 Jerry Johnson and Gene Whitman def. J. Berkey and J. Welch, 6-3, 7-6. Craig Abbott and Doug Wright def. H. Kaplan and R. Rakoff, 6-4, 6-3. Wayne Wall and Stan Waldheim def. A. Spitalmy and P. Shrope, 6-0, 6-0.

Longboat Public Tennis Center Who’s B.O.B. — Saturday, Nov. 23 LBK Public def. Meadows 2-1. John Mrachek and Andy Thoms def. Jerry Wood and Tom McLaughlin, 6-3, 6-1. Hugo Mori and Dave Rothgaber lost to Greg Jorgensen and Les Sharp, 3-6, 7-6, 7-4, 6-4 Al Tripodi and Jack Salmon def. Henk Brink and Mike Ford, 6-1, 6-0.

WEATHER STATISTICS AND TIDES Sun., Nov. 24 Mon., Nov. 25 Tues., Nov. 26 Wed., Nov. 27 Thurs., Nov. 28 Fri., Nov. 29 Sat., Nov. 30

High Temp. 74 77 72 74 74 66 75

Low Temp. 55 57 60 57 59 48 46

Record High 85 (1985) 88 (1994) 86 (1994) 85 (1985) 86 (1996) 88 (1991) 86 (1991)

Record Low 43 (1991) 51 (1991) 46 (2000) 51 (1991) 52 (1981) 50 (2000) 52 (2000)

Humidity 67% 73% 60% 43% 75% 40% 67%

Rainfall 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Morning Tides High Low (none) 8:08 12:03 8:57 12:47 9:46 1:36 10:36 2:32 11:22 3:37 11:45p 4:53 (none)

Thurs., Dec. 5 Fri., Dec. 6 Sat., Dec. 7 Sun., Dec. 8 Mon., Dec. 9 Tues., Dec. 10 Wed., Dec. 11

Evening Tides High Low (none) (none) (none) (none) (none) (none) (none) (none) 6:45 10:07 7:10 12:12 7:39 12:59

From The Longboat Observer weather station

Rainfall: Year-to-date 2002 2001 46.33 in. 59.03 in.

Month-to-date Average Water 2002 2001 Temp.: 63 4.85 0.15 in.

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440 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-7591


Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island • 941-383-6127 Toll Free: 800-352-0367




At the net

Bayfront Park Recreation Center:

Learn from your loss, improve INSIGHTS: We’ve all lost matches, some worse than others. Some, we should have won; some, there is no way we could have won. Sometimes we feel we did the best we could. Other times we feel we couldn’t do anything right. Like any other sport, most often we stand more to gain by analyzing our losses rather than our wins. Ever said that you had a good lesson after you were soundly defeated? Perhaps we should take this comment to heart and see what we have really learned. Once we have overcome the feelings or emotions we have from losing, we’re ready to learn from the loss. But don’t wait too long. You want to remember as many aspects of the match as you possibly can. First of all, let’s divide our losses into various categories and analyze them based on their category. The first category of loss is the match which we were thoroughly outclassed and had no chance of winning. These types of matches usually result in the most lopsided scores. The good news is that they usually affect us emotionally the least. What did we learn? What could we do better? Well, short of getting a whole new game, probably not much. This is

something before it’s too late. Change is the operative word here. And change something you must. For starters, you must change your attitude. And you do this by changing something else, such as your level of effort, your intensity, your strategy, your serve, your return, something. It’s that simple. But you’ve got to do it next time. Let’s save some of the other losses for another time. Have you got one loss that really bugs you? Did you learn from it? You’d be better if you did!

the time to analyze your opponents and learn from them. Pick the one thing that stood out the most (the area of their game that caused you the most trouble) and make that stroke or strategy your next task to master. The next category of loss is the one that might be emotionally the hardest one to accept — the match you should have won. This match typically goes something like this: you were ahead with a comfortable lead, maybe even won the first set and were up a break. Then, the momentum swung and you could do nothing right. Suddenly, it was over and you lost! After you’re done stewing about the loss, take an objective look at your match. Ask yourself some of these questions. When did the match begin to slip away? What triggered this momentum change? Were you trying not to lose or is that the way you always play? Was it really all them (picking up their level) or did you let down? Did you lose focus? Notice that most of these questions are directed at attitude rather than technique. You probably got in this predicament because of some change in your attitude rather than some stroke deficiencies or strategic lapses. In any event, next time, you need to change

WHAT’S HAPPENED: The recent USTA National Senior Father/Son tournament held at the Landings Racquet Club ran like clockwork. With 28 teams in the draw, organizers seeded the top eight teams only to have all eight seeds meet in the quarter-finals. The tournament was sponsored by NCS Inc. (Dan Miller). And in the final, the No. 1 seeds of Bob and Peter Bedard defeated the Lenoirs in a three-set match to capture this year’s title. Congratulations!

JOHN Mrachek

WHAT’S UP: It’s not too late to take in one of these three annual Longboat Key tournaments. These include the Hacker’s Open held at the Colony Resort, the Longboat Key Club’s Singles Championships and The Longboat Key Public Tennis Center’s Observer Challenge Team Tournament. ❑

4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, (941) 316-1980

Ongoing classes Dec. 4 to 10 Sports/Fitness Classes: • Aerobics, (low-impact): 8 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday • Young at Heart: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday • Muscles & More (weight-bearing): 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday • Boot-Camp Workout (cardio): 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday • Total Body Sculpting: 9:15 a.m. Tuesday • The Joy of Stretching: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 9:15 a.m. Thursday • Tai Chi: For Fitness and Health: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday and Friday Passive Programs: • Duplicate Bridge: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Saturday News and notes: • The new tennis court lights have been activated. Hours of operation for lighted play are 5 to 10 p.m.

Conveniently located in mid-Longboat Key! Behind the gates of Longboat Key Club and overlooking the beautiful fairway of the Harbourside Golf Course, this light and bright first floor end unit condominium feels like a model home. Only three years old, this very attractive home features ten foot high ceilings, elegant open design living and dining areas, white gourmet kitchen and a spacious master suite with an adjoining screened porch. The extra large pool and heated spa are located just across the street. Harbour Links is within Bay Isles, a prestigious guard gated country club community that offers a top ranked golf course, beautiful marina, tennis courts , fine dining and a deeded private beach club. This superb Bay Isles golf course home offers everything for the perfect Florida lifestyle.

$9.99 20” Durabull Toolbox Lift out tray and cushioned handle. Metal latches. Black. 20” x 10” x 9-1/2”.




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GULF VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM - in this renovated 2BR/2BA condominium. Travertine floors, granite kitchen, top of the line appliances. Professionally decorated and furnished.........................................................................$689,000. SPANISH STYLE HOME - with spacious courtyard entrance on extra large lot in a very private location. 3BR/3BA, pool, solarium, canal...........................................................$735,000. SOPHISTICATED WATER CLUB - with sweeping bay views and excellent gulf views. 2BR + den, office, 2 parking spaces, full concierge services.................................$1,700,000. 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. GULF FRONT - 4 Bedroom home with library on Longboat’s best beach. Designer-decorated and furnished with casual elegance. Furnished.....................................................$3,000,000. 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. WEST OF THE TRAIL - Building lot across from a county park with a water access..............................................$65,500. SEE ALL THESE PROPERTIES AT

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Deal us in

This is my hand

by Donna SWAN

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

Winners MERRILL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Thursday, Nov. 21 North-South 1. Mary Pyke and Robert Schaefer 2. Lois and Robert Auerbach 3. Evelyn Maurer and Jerry Isaacs East-West 1. Claire Brinn and Jackie Tucker 2. Joan Sinder and Renee Pekeles 3. Elton Yasuna and Hank Airth

at East ♠72 ♥AQJ84 ♦AJ93 ♣ 10 8

South ♠Q95 ♥ 10 9 3 2 ♦85 ♣QJ65

North — Double Double Pass (all



The Village Holmes Beach

• 3BR/2BA • 1,700 sq. ft. Living Area • Heated Pool • Large Private Garage

The Bidding: West — 3♣ 4♥ Double Double


Luxury Condo Townhomes E L I LY O D DA M N E OP

East 2♥ 3♦ Pass Pass pass)

South Pass Pass 4♠ 5♣

• Elevator Available • Steps to Beach & Shopping • Starting at $375,000



Opening lead: 5♥

Estate and Household Sales

Over All Winners 1. Lorraine and Lester Ageloff 2. Dorrie and Lee Rosenberg 3. Val and Cliff Beharrell 4. Mary Pyke and Paul Massik 5. Barbara and Bill Frank 6. Marilyn Braude and Juddy Solomon

Antique And Personal Property Appraisals Consultations

LONGBOAT KEY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB All Angels By The Sea Episcopal Church — Tuesday, Nov. 26 North-South 1. Esther Wilson and Posy Potter 2. Lois and Robert Auerbach 3. Billie McCallum and Audrey Henderson East-West 1. Lillian Melvin and Ester Cole 2. Marshall Kaufman and Les Ageloff 3. Mary Pyke and Paul Massik

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

(941) 746-2100


MERRILL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Saturday, Nov. 23

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Sometimes a player looks at his hand, hears the overcalls, his partner’s responses and decides that he will play the hand. Our contributor, who is 94 years young, was surprised to find himself the declarer in a five-club double contract. The auction started with a two-heart opening bid by East. This bid showed five hearts and a minor suit. West’s bid of three clubs was artificial and was an invitation to game. North doubled and East bid his diamonds and West bid game. North doubled again and South realized that his partner was short in hearts and tried a four-spade bid. When this was doubled, he ran to a dive-club contract, which was also doubled. South ruffed the opening heart lead in dummy and led a trump to West’s ace. West failed to find the diamond shift. Instead, he led a spade and South made his contract. South drew East’s second trump and cashed his spade winners, discarding a diamond from his hand. South showed his hand and claimed 11 tricks, ruffing two diamonds in his hand.


Dealer: East Vulnerable: East-West

Member of Appraisers Association of America

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BRUMAR’S MARINE, INC. HOME OF THE TWIN VEE POWER CATS Boats with ATTITUDE 4134 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL (941) 383-8190


1982 FIAT Spider 2000, 2/door convertible. Restored! A gem! 33K/mi. $11,000. 303-915-7287. 2001 SILVER Pontiac Firebird convertible, 12,800/miles. $19,800. 941-504-8823.

Boat Charter 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.


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LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 60/ft. boat slip. Seasonal, $19.00 per foot. Monthly $23.00 per foot. Yearly $16.50 per foot, plus electricity and sales tax. 383-2025/504-1232. LONGBOAT MOORINGS, 68/ft. boat slip, L-7. Great location and bay views. $225,000. 850-231-5290.

Business Opportunities CAPTAIN WYATT Deep Sea, Bay. 2002 27/ft. Catamaran Twin HOME BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Improve Honda 130’s. Licensed. Bait and tackle your family’s financial future. P/T-F/T Free provided. $100/day per person with this ad. info. Full training. 941-739-0149. 888-232-2787.


Cheffing PERSONAL CHEF. Culinary arts, catering, private parties. References provided. Mark, 928-8956.

Boat Slips for Rent/Sale

1988 CADILLAC Sedan DeVille. Almost new cond., 55,650/mi. $3900. 383-2793.

Boat Rentals


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.

☛ ☛ SMALL BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE. Cleaning Services Vacation or long term. On trailer or in-water. DAZZLE CLEANING, “personalized housePrivate launch ramp. Fresh water wash. keeping, general cleaning and house checks Minutes to LBK, Gulf, gas, bait, restaurants. to meet your needs. Lic./Ins. 379-6582. Also, bottom painting. Capt. John’s Marina. 941-792-2620. H & J CLEANING SERVICES Auto Sales & Service CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY 17/FT. LANCER 1991 Center Console SPECIALTY FABRICS ARE Outboard, 100/HP Johnson. Optional 1952 CADILLAC Limo Fleetwood Classic, equipment: livewell, fish finder, tilttrim, OUR SPECIALTY white. It runs! $6000 o/b/o. 795-2839. 2/batteries, spotlight, w/trailer, $5500 o/b/o. TILE AND GROUT 2002 DODGE Grand Caravan Sport, 941-795-2839. COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL 10K/mi., captain chairs, 6/pack CD. Sharp! LICENSED INSURED $20,950. 941-730-0271.

1999 JEEP Sahara. Dark green w/tan SUPERB BOAT Slip for rent in high & dry convertible top, 15,000/mi., ex. cond. Value indoor marina. In & out boat storage at its Alterations/Upholstery price $15,000. Will take best offer. 387-1778. finest. Excellent south Longboat location, ALTERATIONS. WE are proud to provide easy access to Bay and Gulf. Up to 30’ Call the BEST alteration service in the 371-1866. Auto Transport Manatee and Sarasota area. We deliver the highest quality of work. PARADISE AUTO TRANSPORT state to state. Insured, BOAT SLIPS available in Longboat Key. COIN LAUNDRY, 7466 Cortez Road West, professional, N/S driver w/clean record. Three sailboat slips available in Buttonwood 795-1657. Reasonable rates. References available. Harbor at Patti George’s Restaurant. $10/ft., 30/ft. minimum. One electric boat lift up to ISLAND UPHOLSTERY. Furniture, (941) 545-5325. 7000/lbs. @ $220/mo. Please contact Patti cushions, etc. Repair and restoring RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer. George’s Restaurant for more information. antiques. 121 Bridge St. Free Drive your car to the North and back. 383-5111. estimates! 778-4335. References. 941-778-5381




WANTED LIVE-IN Housekeepers/Nurses’ aid to care for elderly couple (one/in A CLASSIC CAR for a classic person. 1978 wheelchair). Fax Refs, Salary Requirements Rolls Royce, Silver Shadow II, 4/door, black, carnelian interior. $18,000. 373-0499/ & experience. Boynton, (914)948-9214. daytime and 755-6088/eves./weekends. PRIVATE MENNONITE caregiver/companion, 25/yrs. experience w/kindness and 1993 MERCEDES 300E. Black w/silver compassion. In my home or yours. panels, sunroof, new tires, ex. cond. Always maintained. $12,500 o/b/o. 941-320-9318. 356-4412.


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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


CALL US FOR OUR MONTHLY SPECIALS! 941-751-3745 LONGBOAT CLEANING Co. Servicing LBK & surrounding area, 20/yrs. Longtime Island Resident. Special Fall prices available! Call us for estimate on windows. 388-0338. KIM’S HOUSE Cleaning. Crystal clean from top to bottom. Reasonable rates. 927-6262 or 379-8206. LUISA’S CLEANING Services. Commercial and Residential. Reasonable rates. 941-739-0149 or 941-739-1959. KRYSTAL CLEAN. Free Estimates. Experienced, Attentive, Professional Service. Call: 941-447-6499. EXPERT HOUSECLEANING by Brazilian ladies. Reliable. Excellent references. Please call 351-5950 or 504-5309. NEAT & CLEAN. Experienced and educated Brazilian lady avail. for cleaning/housesitting. References provided. Free estimates. Cida, 312-0249.


321-4261 ✦ 953-3144 DIRT DOESN’T scare us! Licensed and Insured, non-smoking cleaning experts. Painting and decorating available. Island references. Residential/Commercial. Nancy, 779-0040. Ellen, 779-2422. CLEANING. “As if it were my own!” House sitting, personal assistant and minor maintenance. Excellent refs. 685-7775.

HOUSE CLEANING by experienced BrazilSUSAN SHAUGHNESSY, R.N. Private duty ian ladies. Good references. Free estimates. nurse. Experienced in home and hospital Please call Kiara 342-4243. care. References. 761-2656, 704-2190.

 MRS. MAIDS. Want a clean house? CAREGIVER AVAILABLE PT/FT. Private care for loved ones who need special Call Mari. Competitive prices. References. attention. Reasonable rates! Call 426-1291, Bonded and Insured. 371-3175. 755-1259. CLEANING TEAM. Reliable. Reasonable. CARING LPN, 22/yrs. experience, looking Dependable. 20/yrs. in business. We DO know what we are doing! 761-2932. for P/T position as caregiver. 761-8947.


Cleaning Services

THURSDAY DECEMBER 5, 2002 19C Furniture

CLEAN WINDOWS, wouldn’t that be nice! 90” WHITE Henredon sofa, $375. 383-3634. I’ll make your glass gleam! Local, license, insured. CHRIS’S WINDOW CLEANING. Garage, Moving (941) 724-0221.

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Computer Services ✦ ✦ ✦ COMPUTER COACH. I will teach you in your own home & at your own pace. Please call Elinor. 951-6145. LEARN COMPUTERS faster and easier. Retired computer teacher, 40/years experience. Repairs. Unlimited lessons. 383-5372. IN HOME computer services. Senior friendly, training, installation, trouble shooting. Jules Porchey, The Computer Man. 927-1428.


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Professional Services

FREE SNOW REMOVAL, and when its not snowing, I specialize in installing CRUSHED SHELL and ROCK yards, driveways and walkways. Rip Rap, sand and mulch also delivered and spread. Hauling available. Please call DAVID BANNIGAN at 794-6971 or cell at 504-7045.



WASH N’FOLD, IRONING, ALTERATIONS. Comforters/$12. Linen Service. Self-Service.  A FRIENDLY EAR TO TALK WITH: Clean and attended. Open 7/days. Complete privacy. Call Gene now for a free Drop-off/pick-up and delivery. Residential & chat and rates. 941-518-6906. Commercial.PARADISE COIN LAUNDRY, CONVERT YOUR VHS home movies to 7466 Cortez Road West, 795-1657. DVD ready for the holidays. $35/tape hour. 941-224-6888.


Remodeling MASON, 27/YRS. experience. Glass block work, window sills, pavers, cinder block, & Home Improvements brick and tile. Walls built and repaired. ☛ CORNERSTONE CARPENTRY & Fireplaces. Licensed & Insured. 795-3034. REMODELING, INC. Specializing in interior trim work. Home maintenance, tile, cabinet Golf Massage COMPUTER OBEDIENCE Training. Is your work, painting, “For the ones who desire the computer misbehaving? Will train your GOLF LESSONS, by USGTF professional. COASTAL MASSAGE THERAPY. Enjoy the very best”. Former police officer of Chicago’s computer to listen to you! Special $20/hour. Call Carol, 941-779-2429. benefits of massage therapy in your home. North Shore for 12/yrs. 20/yrs. experience in FREE ADVICE. 545-7508. remodeling. Al Guadagno. Cell: 915-2026. 753-7766 Lic. #MA34584. Office: 341-9832. Licensed and Insured. PC COMPUTER HELP. We come to you. Flexible hours. Beginner to advanced support. 10/years experience. Reasonable rates. Forrest, 388-3425.

Crushed Shell

Health Services

➢ ➢ OSTEOPOROSIS? WE CAN HELP. GILLIS & GILLIS ENTERPRISES. Crushed, washed shell, top soil, landscaping service. We install shell driveways. Serving Sarasota Help Wanted & The Keys since 1978. Fully licensed & insured. 941-753-2954. EXPERIENCED PIZZA person wanted, F/T. Good pay! 383-0010.



ATTENTION: IMMEDIATE Openings. International Company Needs Help. Work From Home. Full Training. Bonuses, Vacations. Free Info. 888-373-8095.


BABYSITTER/MOTHER’S HELPER. We need several experienced babysitters to Mortgage Services assist us with 2/one year old infants. References required. F/T from mid-January ✔ ✔ MORTGAGES. LOWEST rates, fees. through late may. Pay: $9-$10/hr. for Luxury, vacation homes. Foreigner, no doc. 35-45/hrs. a week. Fax your resume to 356-7511. 317-841-8555 or e-mail:

Painting & Wallpapering

Events CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Saturday, December 7th 9a.m.-2p.m. St. Mary Star of The Sea Church 4280 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key Gourmet chocolates, Christmas crafts, Ladies Guild cookbook, orchids, bake sale and American Girl doll clothes. LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS

Furniture BED. KING Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress set, never used, in plastic. Was $1300. Sacrifice $375. 780-8882 or 497-4178. SOLID WALNUT dresser, Tall Boy w/mirror, 2/night stands. Very good cond. 361-7268. (1) BRAND NEW KING PILLOW TOP mattress set. Still in plastic, $250. Can deliver. 232-2544.

HOUSEKEEPER PART-TIME, 15-30/hrs. per week. Must be honest, sober, FAUX BY GINA, Decorative Wall Finishes. dependable. Good starting pay. 383-2431 Luster-stone, suede, stucco, stenciled borders, raised designs. 927-7064. 9am-6pm. ELDERLY LONGBOAT resident needs a MASTER PAPERHANGER - 25 YEARS. driver for going to medical appointments and Local references & photos. Former installer errands in Sarasota. 383-7972. for Laura Ashley Interiors in New York and Boston. Also, wallpaper removal & RESTORATION TECHNICIANS & Painters. painting. Call Ray Parker, 713-9391 or Swing stage experience required. Drug free 727-8903/eves. work place. 7a.m.-5p.m., Mon. thru Thurs. Call Bobby at 980-9149. ✦ GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT & PAPER SERVICES. Int./ext. painting, pressure Items For Sale washing, wallpaper & faux painting. We THE LORD’S WAREHOUSE Resale Shop, spray wicker. Prompt, reliable service at 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat reasonable rates! Lic./Ins. Call Kevin. Cell Key. Gigantic sales! Furniture, clothes, 704-7115 or 792-1646.. housewares, etc. Open Mon., Weds. & Sat., CANFIELD PAINTING. Be ready for the 9a.m.-3p.m. 383-4738. Holidays! Free estimates. Interior-Exterior. HEREND Chinese Bouquet pattern, for 12, References available. 364-8874. complete, ex. cond., half orig. price, $1064. Also, 12/Meisen blue dessert plates, $900. PASTEL PAINTING. Interior/exterior, neat, reasonable. Wallpaper/wallpaper removal. Call 953-5485. Supplying LBK clients w/over 12 years CUSTOM MADE museum quality wooden experience & customer service. Insured. ship models, 15th to 18th century. Good Paul Passanant. 366-9434. selection. $750/up. 377-5626. JAVIER OVALLE PAINTING. 25+/years experience. Many local references. Fine Items Under $200 Finish Work. Interior/Exterior. 753-6019 or WATERFORD. PAIR of toasting glass flutes; 726-6896. Millennium Collection “Health”. Brand new in box, $75. 383-0841.

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Condos & Homes For Sale SPECIAL OPEN HOUSE Outstanding Downtown Penthouses December 5, 4:30-6:30p.m. Grand Two Story Orange Blossom Penthouse Bay & City views, 7200/sq.ft., 1330 Main Street $4,200,000. Susan Fox, Realtor, 383-3759 Marina Tower Penthouse with panoramic views from 32/ft. high windows. 1233 N. Gulfstream $4,200,000. Susan McLeod, Realtor, 388-4447 MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY


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SARASOTA RANCH CLUB. Beautiful WATERFRONT, 1/BR APARTMENT. Quiet, SARASOTA, FLORIDA 10 acre lot in privately gated equestrian mature setting, $795/mo. Also, 2BR, 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Condominiums, $6,500 to $895/mo. boating & beach. 941-383-2819. community. $215,000. 387-1442. $10,000 per month.  LONGBOAT KEY, LOT FOR SALE. LIDO BEACH house, 2 or 3BR/2BA, THE RESIDENCE at the RITZ-CARLTON Asking $385,000. Call (813) 973-4813 or screened lanai, across from beach. Walk Furnished & unfurnished condominiums. to Circle, furn. or unfurn. Annual-Seasonal. Single family homes Bird Key. (941) 387-7065. 703-780-0809. Downtown Bay Front, Golf Course. Rentals: Annual SARASOTA, DIRECT Bayfront w/boat dock, Beach Front & Main Land Seasonal Rentals Available. Call 941-953-6000. ENJOY THE BAY SUNSETS in this sleekly 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor, new carpets, clean. $619,000 furn. 2BR/2BA luxury penthouse next to the $1200/mo. 378-0529. WWW.LEASINGSARASOTA.COM 941-906-1662 Ritz. 914-1055. BEACHPLACE, 2BR/2BA, unfurnished, JENNETTE & ROSSI, INC. ☛ ☛LONGBOAT KEY, 801 Broadway, Southern exposure, covered parking. REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT 2BR/1.5BA. $1250/mo. +utilities. Horizon Wonderful amenities, $2100/mo. Call Maggie  $299,900 2BR/2BA. Lido, stand alone Realty. 778-0426. Hicks, 383-6411. villa. Fees only $140/mo. Your own back yard, can even add a pool, 2BR/2BA. LONGBOAT, COUNTRY Club Shores, GRAND BAY. Outstanding view! 8th floor, LIDO BEACH, 3BR/2BA, newly remodeled & 1/Block from beach. JUST LISTED. Dennis 2BR/2BA furnished home. Walk to beach. furnished home. Peek-a-boo view of Gulf, 2+BR, $3500/mo. Available 1/1, $1400/mo. 508-754-5074. Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. GRAND BAY. Great view! 4th floor, walk to St. Armands. 955-0110 or LBK ON BEACH. Best southern tip gated 2+BR/3.5BA, $3500/mo. location. 25/Ft. of living room, windows BIRD KEY. Contemporary 4BR/3BA, pool, ATTENTION INVESTORS! LONGBOAT HARBOR, 2BR/2BA, updated, looking onto water, marina, golf course and dock, garage, $3750/mo. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES lush serenity. Pleasantly furnished, CONDO ON THE BAY. 2BR/2BA, 7th floor view of Gulf and lagoon, 4/pools, private beach cabana. Available January through 2BR/2BA, 1500+sq.ft. Sands Point condo. bayfront, great view! $1650/mo. SECOND OFF SARASOTA BAY FRONT. The Longboat Connection, Inc. April, 2003, $2700/mo. 941-751-0041. Private-like beach and spectacular COMPLETE W/ARCHITECTURAL PLAN Realtor waterside pool. Annual @ $1950/mo. FOR NEW MEDITERRANEAN STYLE LONGBOAT KEY. Water Club, 3BR/4BA, (941) 387-9709 800-339-2984. HOME. UNOBSTRUCTED gorgeous views of the Gulf. Tennis, pool, 360/DEGREE VIEWS. 3BR/2.5BA CONDO, unfurn. Harborside Dr. private beach. Rental Jan. 1-March 31 Rentals: 645 HALYARD LANE. Large rooms, screened lanai, golf course minimum. Please call Diane (973) 377-2315. Seasonal & Vacation view, 2/car garage. $1650/mo. Call Barbara $925,000 LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/2BA. Gulf front. Fulmer, Realtor. Wagner Realty, 383-5577. TOWN HOME ON Ritz Carlton Marina, Available for 2003 months of Jan., Feb., COUNTRY CLUB SHORES ST. ARMANDS TOWER NORTH, 2BR/2BA 2BR/3.5BA +den, +1/BR apartment, large Dec. ($4250/mo.) and April, May, Oct., Nov. MID-CANAL, SAILBOAT WATER, dock. Annual $2600/mo. Seasonal ($3600/mo.) Near Diplomat Hotel. Third $2000/mo. SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, $5100/mo. 970-948-6815. LIDO SHORES, 2BR/2BA, $1500/mo. floor unit, beautiful views. Very quiet. 100% REMODELED. LIDO HARBOUR SOUTH, 1BR/1BA Elevator, pool, fully-furnished unit. No 550 BOWSPRIT LANE. $1200/mo. smokers, no pets. (910) 822-4096 or $649,000 Cristin Curl QUEENS HARBOUR 383-4747 or 800-950-3450 941-383-0501 JAN., OR APRIL. 1BR/2 full baths, Outstanding/Immaculate million dollar completely remodeled, best view of Lido 4BR/4BA home Beach, steps to pool and Gulf, $3000/mo.  LARGE 2BR/2.5BA w/pool, tennis, including separate guest suite. Non-smoking. Call 941-923-4659. DIRECT BAY FRONT VILLA/LONGBOAT $900/mo. 724-6837. Private courtyard entry w/heated pool. KEY. 270/degree views! Maintenance Private golf and Lake views. LIDO KEY, Lido Tower condo, 7th floor, free, ground level, 3BR/2BA split plan, LYONS LANE, 3BR/2BA canal front home, 2BR/2BA, carport, pool, sauna, spa/hottub, Exquisite furnishings, approx. 1400/sq.ft., eat-in all-white kitchen, newly remodeled. $1800/mo. club house. Deeded beach access 2/min., private beach access. LONGBOAT VILLAGE, 3BR/1BA home. glassed/screened lanai. Neutral carpet/cepartial Gulf view. Good for 4/persons., Three month minimum. ramic, 2/walk-in closets, mud/laundry room $1200/mo. 1/mo. minimum rental. Call Mandalka, For the discriminating tenant. Wedebrock Real Estate Company off kitchen w/W/D and storage. Oversize 941-383-0451. 383-5886 or 800-486-5886 Contact Kelly at carport +parking available for 2nd car, BBQ (603) 756-4199 ok. Clubhouse, marina, 2/heated pools, LONGBOAT KEY canal home w/bay views. VACATION RENTALS tennis, saunas, exercise & game rooms. Old Florida charm, 3BR/1BA, antique Deeded beach access. Unfurnished. $455K. hardwood floors, new carpet, fireplace, Call Wedebrock Rental Office Avail. April, 2003 (negotiable). (941) screened porches, garage. Walk to deeded LONGBOAT HARBOUR. Newly renovated Seasonal or Annual 383-4964 or (941) 400-9152. Nov. 19-Jan. 1: beach, shops and restaurants. $1800/mo. 2BR/2BA, canal/bay views, pools, gym, rec (314) 882-6983. 941-350-8048. room, tennis, beach house. Minimum 2/mos. 941-383-5886 or 800-486-5886 $2800/mo. Call evenings: 516-431-4612. For Complete List, Go To: 1/BR ROOM. Unfurnished, annual condo. BY OWNER Bradenton Beach. All tile, 1/block to beach. SABAL COVE SEAPLACE, 2BR/2BA, steps to beach and $750/mo. 941-778-1915. pool. Available November & December, IN THE EN PROVENCE, 3BR +family room. Fabu- 2002, January, 2003, $3000/mo. Available 2BR, DIRECT beach, furnished, all LONGBOAT KEY CLUB lous views in premiere condo community. April & May, 2003, $3000/mo. Call amenities, pool, tennis. North end of LBK. Available monthly. See virtual tour 4000/Sq.Ft., Custom 5-Year New Home, Call Cheryl Loeffler, Coldwell Banker Linda Paskovich, 941-504-0601. at: Sylvia Previews. 383-5000. Every Upgrade Imaginable,  LBK, FAIRWAY BAY. Town home, Babineau, My Realty Company. 504-0551. Park-Like Setting on Cul-de-Sac LONGBOAT KEY. 2/Efficiencies, partially 2BR/2.5BA, beach club. Available now. Full Detail at: furnished, $510/mo. 1BR/1BA unfurnished, 2/mo. minimum. 941-383-3583. FIRST FLOOR CONDO HOME $560/mo. No pets. 387-9252. Property #51996 6701 GULF OF MEXICO WHITNEY BEACH SILVER BEACH RESORT Call for Private Showing QUEENS HARBOUR 941-383-8950 Where there is nothing between Large one bedroom for rent: Outstanding/Immaculate million dollar you and the Gulf! Oct. $2500 4BR/4BA home Nov. $2500 including separate guest suite. Dec. $2500 Private courtyard entry w/heated pool. DEEP WATER CANAL FRONT Jan. $3000 Private golf and Lake views. Feb. $3000 Exquisite furnishings, Stay The Entire Month of January and 2BR/2BA POOL HOME Mar. $3000 private beach access. Pay 1/2 Price! W/DIRECT ACCESS April $2500 (Also, nightly rentals @ regular rate.) Three month minimum. TO SARASOTA BAY. SHORT DISTANCE TO DEEDED BEACH, For the discriminating tenant. On heated pool and large white Apartments, Cottages, Efficiencies MINUTES TO ST. ARMANDS, and Guest Rooms Contact Kelly at: sand beach. SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS. (603) 756-4199 Updated unit, open feeling, also, private PERFECT VACATION OR REMODEL Reservations: (toll free) 1-800-414-0238 beach patio and enclosed garden. or 941-383-2434 FOR YOUR DREAM HOME. Tennis Courts & boat docks. BAYFRONT, RITZ area, 3BR/2BA. Great Fax: 1-941-383-8275 To die for views, can sleep 4 sunsets! Updated. $1700/mo. No pets. Call CALL MIDGE MCCARTHY occasionally 928-9263. RE/MAX PROPERTIES E-mail: 809-3800 SINGLE FAMILY/NORTHPORT, 2BR/1BA, Call Broker/Owner 4131 Gulf of Mexico Dr., A/C, carport, yard. Newly renovated. Lawn The Toni Everett Company Longboat Key, FL 34228 care included. $675/mo. 941-504-7071. Licensed Real Estate Broker 813-629-6260 DOWNTOWN PENTHOUSE. Live and play  SEAPLACE. GULF views, largest LBK, FAIRWAY BAY. Charming gated 2BR/2BA, large W/D, new appliances, newly community offering tennis, private beach close to the Arts from the Renaissance. Spectacular views of the City and Bay from furnished, 50 steps to beach. Annual. access, swimming pools, walking paths, exercise room. Newly designer decorated the 50/ft. balcony. Concierge, pool, 941-955-9590. 2BR/2BA, canal-mangrove views, extended ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE, 2BR/2BA, very multimedia theatre, fitness center, guest patio, secure garage parking. No nicely furnished, hardwood floors. Available suites. $419,500. Charlotte Funk, Re/Max 501 DENARVAEZ, 3BR/2BA, $2000/mo. immediately, $1500/mo. 685-2220. LIDO AMBASSADOR, 1BR/1BA, $950/mo. smokers/pets. Competitive rates. Properties (941)316-6561. WOODMANS CHART, 2BR/2BA, $1100/mo. (863)439-1304. FABULOUS 2BR/2BA condo on Lido with Gulf views. 3/mo. minimum. 346-0207. Lots & Acreage For Sale COLDWELL BANKER LIDO VACATION RENTALS. One and two LISA SNOW bedroom units available. Furnished LONGBOAT KEY 3/LOTS; C-1 zoning. 388-5532 apartments across from beach and 1/block LONGBOAT KEY, beachfront. Sands Point, $400,000 each. General Harris St. Longview from St. Armands Circle. Available now. 3BR, pool, clubhouse, newly furnished, 3rd Realty, Richard Estrin Lic. R.E. Broker. floor, 2000/sq.ft. $4500/mo. Available Feb. Call 266-4775. 383-6112. 1st. 2/mo. minimum. 716-759-6029. 888 CONDOMINIUM ON THE BAY DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT, STUNNING PENTHOUSE, 19TH FLOOR, SPECTACULAR BAY VIEWS, 10/FT. CEILINGS, 2BR/2BA, 2/BALCONIES, 24/HOUR SECURITY, COMPLETELY REMODELED.

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Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

NEWLY REMODELED, charming, canal ☛ LONGBOAT, COUNTRY Club Shores, front Longboat Key residence with private “The Longboat Key Alternative” beach access. Turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA home. Walk to beach. Available BEAUTIFUL TIDY ISLAND 1600/sq.ft., 3BR/2BA, 2/car carport, split 1/1, $3000/mo. 941-383-4907. plan, hot tub, patio, fenced yard. Bring   DOWNTOWN, Golden Gate Point. your sandels, boat, and family pet. For Private gated community, designer Gorgeous penthouse, full bay view, rates and photos go to website: furnished 3BR/2BA condo, 2000sq.ft. 2BR/2BA, elegant furnishings. Spectacular Elevator, fireplace, large lanai, lake sunsets! Available January 1, $4000/mo. or or call 941-360-0700. view, 2/pools and tennis. Nature walk, annually. 941-928-1199. 160/acres of wildlife sanctuary. CASA DEL MAR LONGBOAT HARBOR, January-February, Museum & Indian burial grounds. LIDO BEACH. L’Elegance, Gulf front 2BR/2BA, great view, 4/pools, tennis $3000 Seasonal penthouse, 2BR/2BA, $7000/mo. courts, exercise room. 251-342-7344, RESORT CONDOMINIUM $1900 Annual Gina Penzotti 251-342-7339, 251-510-8822. 809-2152 WEEKLY RENTALS (941) 798-3316 Prudential Palms CONDO, 2BR. Anna Maria Island, Gulf view, GULF FRONT/GULF VIEW beach access, fully furnished. Available until SEAPLACE, 2-3BR/2BA. Newly decorated Jan. 15th. OFF SEASON SPECIAL, Reservations: 941-383-5549 Visa/MC & updated ground floor unit w/large patio. $400/week. $100 higher on the holidays. Fax: 941-383-7925 Available immediately. 941-366-0030. 941-761-9530, E-mail: LBK, GULF FRONT condo, 2BR/2BA, $5700/mo. 90/day minimum or $3500/mo. MIRROR LAKE, 2BR/2BA, $1800/mo. LONGBOAT VILLAGE, 3BR/1BA home with Office Open 7 Days, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Also, furnished, annually. 941-320-6527. PERICO BAY, waterfront view, $2500/mo. 2/car garage, walk to beach, restaurants and LONGBOAT HOUSE, 2BR, pet OK, shops. 813-641-9007. 4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive $2900/mo. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090. HOUSE FOR RENT Longboat Key 34228 LIDO BEACH. December through April. LOCATED ON BAY, BANYAN BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1st. floor, W/D, Completely remodeled, new furniture, 2BR, “85% Repeat Guests” 180/DEGREE VIEW OF WATER, pool, clubhouse, tennis, fishing dock, steps Gulf view, heated swimming pool. $3300/mo. COMPLETELY FURNISHED. to beach. Available monthly or seasonal. 356-5619. “INTENTIONALLY BETTER” Non-smoking unit. (203) 481-2748. FANTASTIC BACHELOR’S PAD! $3500/MO. IN SEASON SPANISH MAIN Y.C., 2BR/1BA villa. Lake BEACHCOMBER CONDO on beach, view, pool, beach access, 2002/2003 SYLVIA BABINEAU 1BR/1BA, heated pool, W/D, furnished. Jan. season, 3/mo. minimum. 941-378-1667, 504-0551 through April, $1000/weekly. May through 262-366-6025 or 262-251-4739. Dec., $500/weekly. Owner 941-383-9419. LONGBOAT KEY, Seaplace townhouse, LBK, PRIVATEER NORTH, 2BR/2BA, Gulf ➨ ➨ LBK, BEAUTIFUL bay views, spacious view, pool, tennis, beautifully furnished. 2BR/2.5BA, new furniture and paint, nicely LONGBOAT HARBOUR, 2BR/2BA. First 2BR/2.5BA w/garage, Olympic pool and Available 1/1/03-4/30/03, 3/mo. minimum, decorated, garage, lanai and terrace, steps floor end unit, nicely furnished. Canal view, to beach and pool, spa, sauna, tennis. new fishing dock. Pets welcome. $2950/mo. $4000/mo. 708-452-1957. two steps to pool, tennis, and private beach. Available December, 2002 thru February 10, 15% off January. 544-7111. Available December through March or ★ PELICAN HARBOUR, 3BR/2BA, LBK. 2003 and April 10, 2003 thru December, January through April. (941) 387-1300 or 2003. Good for 4/persons. Call Mandalka, LIDO BEACH, beautifully furnished Panoramic Bay View, Beautifully Furnished (610) 469-6900. 2BR/2BA condo, Gulffront. Walk to St. 2/Balconies, Private Beach, Pool, Tennis, 941-383-0451. Armands Circle. Available Dec. 15, 2002 thru Dock. 800-543-0355-ext. 123, 513-871-4333 ST. ARMANDS, 2BR/2BA, pool and spa. LBK, CANAL residence w/pool, French Jan. 28, 2003. Last minute cancellation. Call Steps to beach and Circle. January thru doors, billiards room, fireplace, laundry, 941-388-1347 between 11/28 & 12/10. LIDO BEACH, charming studio. Private March, $2900/mo. 359-6504, 730-4465. private beach access. Turnkey furnished, w/friendly environment. Pool, patio, steps to walk to beach, shops, restaurants, 2BR/3BA. GULFFRONT PROPERTY, 2BR/2BA condo St. Armands. All amenities. $2000/monthly. LIDO BEACH STUDIO. Walk to beach and $3000/mo. 941-350-8048. with wonderful water views, North End Also, available weekly. 941-400-8706. St. Armands Circle. Charming studio Longboat Key. Recently designer decorated, w/private patio, barbecue grill, pool. Recently TANGERINE BAY. 2BR/2.5BA +den, exquisite grounds and beachfront pools, ON THE Gulf w/pool. 1BR condo, sleeps 4. renovated. Avail short or long term. Pictures: $6000/mo. $4000/mo., 2/mo. minimum. $3500/mo. Nicely furnished, cable, phone, full kitchen, Call BIRD KEY. 4BR/3BA, $6000/mo. (4/mo. discount). 609-368-3824. living, dining area, W/D in building. Monthly Janie at 727-502-9780. *Many other 2003 seasonal rentals or May through Jan. $1200/mo. 351-5101. available! LBK. PRIVATE home, 3BR/2BA, deep Visit our web site... Rentals Rentals Rentals! VACATION RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE! water, beach access, pool, newly furnished. Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key. Direct Weekly or seasonal rentals. Pets OK. Gulf front condo’s: Sea Gate, Islander Club, or 770-840-0028. Why keep renting when you can have COLDWELL BANKER Players Club, Lido Surf-N-Sand, St. pride of ownership and gain appreciation, LISA SNOW Armands Towers. Great beach view SARASOTA HARBOR EAST, 2BR/1BA, income and/or tax advantages? 388-5532 from this 4th floor @ Beach Place. first floor, 55+ condo. Beautiful view of the Bay, boat dock, swimming pool, furnished. We have an exciting inventory of homes GULF FRONT. Longboat Key weekly rental $1300/mo. or $2700/mo. 3/mo. minimum. condo with heated pool and gorgeous beach. and condos to fit your Florida lifestyle! JENNETTE & ROSSI, INC. Owner: 630-595-1251 or 630-721-1818. $600 per week or monthly $2,100. Call Plus, the added benefit of interest rates REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT owner at 941-725-0437. are at an all time low. 941-953-6000 MEXICO, SAN Miguel Allende. Turnkey Take advantage today. family home in walled garden w/caretaker in LIDO BEACH vacation paradise. 1 & 2  LIDO BEACHFRONT! Lucky you, gate house. 2BR/2BA, pets and children OK. bedroom condos overlooking beautiful Lido Coldwell Banker Residential cancellation 2BR/2BA. 3/mo. Furnished. Now to January 15. 941-388-1884. Beach. Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental Real Estate, Inc. maid included Owner 388-2555 condo. 388-1404. LONGBOAT HARBOUR, 2BR/2BA, walk 201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, ISLANDER CLUB/LBK, 2BR/2BA, tennis out, bay and canal view. Nicely furnished, “THE WATERFRONT”, 2BR/2BA spacious, FL 941-383-6411 courts/pool/exercise facility. It’s the people private beach, tennis, pools, exercise room. upscale seasonal “Getaway” w/sweeping Call Linda Paskovish direct: Manatee River views. Quiet neighborhood that make THE CLUB the best! Available Seasonal or annual. 941-383-8566. 941-504-0601 next to Twin Dolphin Marina, walk to historic Jan./Feb. 1/month min. (989) 790-5911, LIDO BEACH. Near beach and St. Armands Downtown Bradenton shops and evenings (989) 781-4466. Circle. Studio apt. and 2BR/1BA apt. with restaurants, theatre, library, South Florida SARASOTA BAY, panoramic water view private patios in house and garden setting. Museum. Includes pool and Jacuzzi, w/sunsets, beautifully furnished 2BR/2BA. MOBILE HOME on Gulf. Longboat Key, Turnkey, tastefully furnished. 383-2566. washer/dryer, fishing pier, etc. $2000/mo. newly decorated, large 1BR. 941-383-3193. $2200/mo. 3/mo. minimum. Owner, (941) 928-5930. 1-800-860-2280. BUTTONWOOD COVE, 2BR/2BA, bayside LIDO BEACH, 3BR/2BA. Living room, family condo. Great complex, pool, club house and room, screened lanai & hot tub. Furnished ✓ DELUXE CONDO, Bradenton Beach, boat dock. Long or short term rental. house, 1/2 block to Lido Beach, 2/blocks Waterfront Property 2BR/1BA, 1/block to beautiful beach. 708-452-8934. to St. Armands Circle. 815-877-3332, Fax: $550/wk., $2200/mo. +tax and cleaning. 815-877-3309. DEEP WATER canal front. Pool, 40/ft. dock. Available Nov., Dec., Feb. & April. ☛ ISLANDER CLUB/LBK, Gulf front, Below appraisal. Must sell!! Terms or trade. Non-smoking. 778-3320. 2BR/2BA, great views. Avail. Dec.-Jan. or SEAPLACE, 2BR/2BA, 1st floor, beautifully 302-3840. many amenities. Available March-April, 15. $3500/mo. 1-888-349-5855. furnished, Dec., Jan., Feb., May through 2004. FIRST FLOOR, pool side w/Gulf view, 2BR luxury apartment. Available immediately. SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club villa. Designer’s 502-222-1059. renovated 2BR/2BA, steps to beach, pool, 941-383-4223. marina. 2/mo. minimum. 416-483-9780. WALK TO Beach & Bay from this 2BR E-MAIL SANDS POINT - Inside Gates of Longboat Longboat Village cottage. Avail. June-Dec. Key Club. Spacious 1500/sq.ft. newly LBK, SUTTON PLACE. Beautiful 3rd floor $1000/mo. 356-2659. YOUR CLASSIFIED! renovated, 1.5BR/1.5BA apartment on Gulf. condo on bay, 1BR/1.5BA, private beach Now you can E-mail your 3/mo. min. 2003 Season, $3500/mo. club, 2/heated pools. Available Jan. 1st. LONGBOAT KEY at Sutton Place. Newly (516) 922-6033. (941) 792-6029 or (941) 545-6118. decorated 2BR townhouse w/garage, classified advertisement. 2/pools, beach access. Available March, LONGBOAT KEY condo, 3BR/2BA, ground BEAUTIFUL 1BR/1BA. Longboat Harbour, 908-245-9558. Send your ad to: floor, steps to beach and heated pool. newly and completely renovated, 2nd floor Available December through February and w/lovely views;.all amenities. January, CLUB LONGBOAT, 5055 Gulf of Mexico May. 813-933-3664. 3/mos. or more. 765-497-4306. Dr., unit #122. Beach +tennis, 2BR/2BA, LONGBOAT KEY, Bayport. Available now. Lost our tenant for 2003. 2BR/2BA condo, Gulf front, first floor end unit, $4500/mo. 1-800-728-5534.


LBK ON BEACH. Best southern tip gated location. 25/Ft. of living room, windows looking onto water, marina, golf course and lush serenity. Pleasantly furnished, 2BR/2BA, 1500+sq.ft. Sands Point condo. Private-like beach and spectacular waterside pool. 4/mo. Seasonal @ $3500/mo. 800-339-2984.

$4500/mo. Long term negotiable. Avail. SPANISH MAIN Y.C., 2BR/1BA villa. Lake Dec. 1. 504-214-0799. view, pool, beach access, 2002/2003 season, 3/mo. minimum. 941-378-1667, LIDO BEACH, beautiful 2BR/2BA condo 262-366-6025 or 262-251-4739. right on Gulf beach. Completely updated COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, LBK. 3BR/2BA, w/new furniture. Pool, many amenities. 2/car, heated pool, deep canal, dock, boat Available Jan. through April. $3700/mo. Call 941-388-1742 or 941-504-1393. lift, private beach access. 727-848-4100.

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LARGEST SELECTION OF SALES AND VACATION RENTALS N. Longboat Key 6350 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-5543 1-800-335-5543

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

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

& One Terrific Team MIKE TINA

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE This is it! Rarely available 3BR/2.5BA townhouse w/2 car garage. Low maintenance fee for cable, lawn, pool, etc. New hardwood floors & carpet. Large screened porch. Close to beach. You’ll love it here! $415,000 Gail Tutweiler 778-0700

WESTCHESTER GULF FRONT Rarely available direct gulf front, 3rd floor, end unit. Open split plan with 2 large master suites. 2 large screened lanais with sensational gulf views. $529,000. Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 383-5543

BOATER'S 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

WORK PULLS OWNER FROM DREAM HOUSE Renovated from top to bottom: Tile floor, crown molding, central vac & new appliances. Tropical setting accents 40’ lap pool w/turbo cleaner. $234,900 Tim Strzelczyk or Marla Scmandt 383-5544

ESCAPE... TO HIDEAWAY BAY Enchanting unspoiled beauty surrounds this immaculate custom home. Completely private water & pool views. Soaring ceilings, spacious & bright interior. Steps to private tennis courts, beach & dock $1,195,000 Mike Migone or Tina Rudek 383-5543

SAILOR’S DELIGHT Spacious & bright ranch in popular boating community near deeded beach access. Expansive lanai w/pool/spa surrounded by gardens & tranquil fountains. Moor your boat on one of Longboat’s deepest canals. $729,000 Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 383-5543

SAILBOAT HOME Popular 3BR/BA split plan with 2 car garage on deep water canal. Quiet location near beach access. Formal living & dining room, large kitchen, enclosed lanai with room for a pool. $425,000 Mike Migone or Tina Rudek 383-5543

PENTHOUSE AT 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

WHITNEY BEACH Gorgeous views of Bishops Bayou from this rarely available 2nd floor, 1BR condo. This unit has never been rented! Walk to the area’s most pristine beach. $219,000 Gary and Cindy LaFlamme 3835543

CONDOS GULF FRONT CONDO Relax in private tranquility, overlooking emerald blue Gulf of Mexico waters. Spectacular beach and sunset views from every room with 2 master suites, hardwood flooring, updated interior... Secluded living in a small 8 unit complex with excellent income possibilities. $549,000. WESTCHESTER CONDO. Spacious & bright end unit with sensational gulf views. Two large master suites, two screened lanais on 7 acres of lush gulf-front property. $529,000. LONGBEACH CONDO. Exceptional direct gulf views over LBK’s finest beaches. 2BR/2BA with den and large lanai. Great income possibilities. $439,000.


HOMES 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. $2,795,000. ESCAPE…TO HIDEAWAY BAY Enchanting unspoiled beauty surround this immaculate 4BR/4BA custom home. Completely private water & pool views, soaring ceilings, spacious & bright interior. Steps to beach, dock & tennis court. $1,195,000 “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. SAILOR’S DELIGHT Spacious & bright ranch in popular boating community near deeded beach access. Expansive lanai with gorgeous pool/spa surrounded by lush gardens & tranquil fountains. Moor your large boat on one of Longboat’s deepest canals. $729,000. SAILBOAT HOME Popular 3BR/2BA split plan with 2 car garage on deep water canal. Quiet location near beach access. Formal living & dining room, large kitchen, enclosed lanai w/room for a pool. $425,000.

HOMESITES CHARMING VILLA IN BOATING COMMUNITY Tastefully remodeled & decorated 2BR/2BA condo with over 1,000 sf. TKF, heated pool, deeded beach access and protected sail boat docks. Water views from lanai. $299,000 John Hines 724-7199

5400 GULF FRONT Breathtaking gulf views! Totally updated, decorator perfect ground floor unit. One of the most desirable complexes on the gulf. Turnkey furnished w/gourmet kitchen. new water htr. & A/C unit. Shows like a model. $550,000 Marc Turner 778-0700

AWESOME GULF VIEWS You can’t beat the view from this 4th floor 2BR/2BA end unit at Martinique South. Garage and extra storage included. Enjoy the clubhouse, heated pool, and tennis $475,000. Gail Tutewiler 778-0700

LONGBOAT BEACH COTTAGE Elevated 3BR/2BA surrounded by lush tropical foliage 1 lot away from gulf w/ocean peeks. 30’ screened lanai, wood-burning fireplace & deeded 15’ beach access. $899,000. Mike Migone or Tina Rudek 383-5543

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES 3BR/2BA canal front home w/direct access to Sarasota Bay. Beautiful golf course views from yard. Open plan, vaulted ceilings, corner lot w/circular brick drive. $649,000 Tim Strzelczyk or Marla Scmandt 383-5544

BAYFRONT LONGBOAT HARBOUR Glance over Sarasota Bay and watch manatees frolic from the balcony of this 2BR/2BA condo at Longboat Harbour. $299,000 Gary and Cindy LaFlamme 383-5543


PELICAN HARBOUR MANOR Lush landscaping surrounds this ground level villa on the gulfside with tennis, pool and all of the amenities. Available now!

LAWLOR HOUSE Very cute and cozy 2BR/1.5BA canalfront home. Centrally located on the Key. Steps to beach, shopping, dining and beautiful Durante park. Available 2003 season!


SABAL COVE CUSTOM HOME Exquisitely designed with contemporary flair and distinctive details throughout. Sparkling pool and oversized Jacuzzi surrounded by tranquil parklike grounds. Enjoy complete privacy & serenity. $1,399,000.

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CEDARS WEST Walk right out your lanai to the sparkling pool or sugar sand beach. Full Gulf views from this spacious and private ground level condo. Call for rates!

LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE. MODEL OPEN DAILY 1-5,6330 LAGUNA DRIVE. 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.

Tina Rudek & Mike Migone

6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key Wir Sprechen Deutsch

December 5 2002