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Whitney Beach Plaza sold The shopping center is now under the same ownership as Plaza @ 5610. BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

Pati Beardsley takes a break Longboat Key Police Officer Pati Beardsley successfully completed the 310-mile bicycle ride from New Jersey to the National Law Enforcement monument in Washington. The ride, held May 9 through May 12 was a benefit to raise funds for the upkeep of the monument. Beardsley was joined on the ride by Sarasota County Sheriff’s Detective Cathy Duff. “Some of the other roads had paved shoulders,” Beardsley said. “I wasn’t used to that.” But what really bothered Beardsey were the hills going into Washington: “Had I known about the hills, I don’t know if I would have made the ride.” The initial leg of the ride, the 107 miles from Morristown, N. J., was “very cold. You could see your breath and my bike gears were so stiff I couldn’t shift,” she continued. But as the bikers rode into Washington they found a large crowd of supporters waiting for them. On May 13, a candlelight vigil was held honoring law enforcement officers killed around the country. Participating, in addition to friends and family, were 3,000 uniformed police officers. It was the sixth annual ride and support is growing each year, Beardsley says. She estimates $200,000 was raised. Beardsley said funds are still coming in and anyone interested can reach her for CONTINUED ON PAGE 2A

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The Whitney Beach Plaza at the north end of Longboat Key has new owners. Village residents Dawn di Lorenzo and Andrew Hlywa, dba Dawn and Andrew LLC, purchased the 17-store center June 10 from Martha Wayne Bennett of Bradenton. The purchase price was $2.5 million, which is $450,000 more than Bennett paid for the center in April 1997. It was built in the mid-1970s. Di Lorenzo and Hlywa moved here from Hackettstown, N.J. three and half years ago. Shortly after moving here they bought the “Plaza @ 5610,” 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive. It has seven shops, including the Café Don Giovanni restaurant. Hlywa has owned several businesses in New Jersey and for 20 years operated a coin laundromat. He sold it last year. Di Lorenzo was affiliated with a tool business for 20 years. The couple is active in the Longbeach Village Association. Di Lorenzo is a volunteer with SMART and the Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary. She writes a monthly bird column for The Longboat Observer and creates nature-themed photographic greeting cards. The couple said their first project will be an overall sprucing up of the Whitney Plaza property. That strategy will be similar to the one used at Plaza @ 5610 — spruce the place up, fill vacancies and create “harmony,” they said. “We plan to look at all options and determine how best to serve the needs of the community,” the couple said. “That would be nice,” said one tenant, Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce President Gail Loefgren. “I hope nothing changes.” “My outlook is definitely positive,” said another Whitney tenant, Key T-Shirts owner Rick Obeid. “It’ll probably be an improvement,” said Gary La Flamme of Longboat Package and Video. With intentions to continue the plaza as a commercial unit, Hlywa said, “I am going to work closely with the town’s P & Z Board as our plans develop.” He emphasized, “We do intend to keep it in har-

Longboat residents Dawn di Lorenzo and Andrew Hlywa purchased Whitney Beach Plaza on June 10. They plan to “spruce up” the shopping plaza.


$2.2 million surplus leads to tax-cut talk BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Commissioner Ken Legler called for consideration of a tax cut at a special budget meeting June 6, after noticing that Town Manager Bruce St. Denis plans to keep a $2.2 million “surplus” at the end of the next budget year. The new budget year’s “surplus” would be five times larger than it was in 2000-2001 — $2.2 million compared with $391,866. Holding on to more and more unspent tax dollars is an ongoing trend. If approved, the new budget would allow the town to keep 85% more unspent tax dollars than in the previous year. The 2002-2003 budget anticipates leaving $2,238,523 unspent. In planning for this budget year, which goes from October 2002 to October 2003, the town has a 29% larger beginning balance than it had last year. In 2001-2002, the town started with

a 19% larger beginning balance than in 20002001. “I’m curious whether we should give any thought to reducing the millage,” said Legler. After holding the tax rate steady for seven years as property values rose, the commission decreased the millage rate last year from 2.322 to 2.15 mills. St. Denis said he discussed a tax reduction with Finance Director Terry Sullivan. He said further consideration will be given to the idea when final property value figures are available in July. St. Denis said he wants the tax rate to be at a level that can be maintained in the future. If there is a cut, he said, “We want it to be sustainable.” St. Denis said the commission should vote to keep the existing rate as a “maximum millage” in July and then consider a cut over the summer.

“I’m keeping my eye on it,” said Legler. In going through the rest of the budget St. Denis recommended, commissioners scrutinized the fire department more than any other operation. St. Denis is asking for a $319,702 increase in the budget for the Fire/Rescue Department. That 11% increase would bring the total budget for fire fighting and medical response from $2,685,710 to $3,005,412. “That’s a lot of money in a year,” said Commissioner Jim Patterson. He said while the Fire/Rescue Department does a good job each year, “we’re buying it every year too.” Last year, the cost of the department rose by $127,402, or about 5%. St. Denis said hiring three new firefighters represents the bulk of the extra cost. That CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A




our TOWN more information at 373-7728, Ext. 300. Beardsley is an avid biker and has logged 20,000 miles on her current bike. She’ll be putting some more miles on it as she trains for the Police Olympics June 19 and 20 in St. Petersburg. Bicycling, even recreational biking, can be dangerous. “Cyclists have the same rights as vehicles” said Beardsley. “On Longboat Key, Gulf of Mexico Drive does have separate bike lane.’” Bike riding on the walk path running parallel to the Gulf of Mexico is permitted but Beardsley said, “Speed is limited to 10 miles an hour and each bicycle must have a bell. The bell must be rung when the cyclist approaches pedestrians on the walk. “Bike riding, even recreational riding, can be dangerous,” she said. “Cyclists should always wear helmets and use caution when approaching driveways or cross streets.”

She’s the tops ... Ginny Mazza, daughter of Joe and Mary Mazza, finished number one in her sophomore class of more than 400 at Bayshore High School. This summer she will be working in arts and crafts at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center summer camp. While math is her favorite subject in school, Mazza plans to major in education and minor in music when she enters college.

... and she’s a winner Judith Litvin of Longboat Key was the winner of an 18karat gold, diamond and ruby pendant awarded at the grand reopening of June Simmons Designs/Exclusive Edition Jewelry on South Palm Avenue.

A demonstration of the automated External Defibrillator (AED) was presented at the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key breakfast meeting on June 6 at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. Longboat Key firefighter Jim Cena played the role of a heart attack victim. Using the AED were Lew Simons, Beth Bryson and Paul Drezzzi. All Longboat Key police cars and fire service units are equipped with the AEDs. Simon said the Longboat Key Fire Department offers courses in CPR and the use of the AEDs. president of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce; Matt Walsh, publisher of The Longboat Observer; Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough; Andrew Vac, Arts Center board member; and Andrea Frank, treasurer of the Arts Center. Nominations are invited from the public. Call 383-2345 for more information.

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Awards committee The selection committee for the Longboat Key Center for the Arts’ “They Make a Difference Dinner,” scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, has been named. At the dinner, two or three local residents will be honored in recognition of their contributions to the community. Joan Webster, vice chairman of the Arts Center, will chair the committee. Joining Webster on the committee are Edina Jennison, Arts Center special events chairman; Gail Loefgren,

Proceeds of the golf tournament held by the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key May 8 to benefit the AKTION club were announced at the June 6 breakfast meeting. The event netted $8,169. Edith Dunn was the event chairman, assisted by Sylvia Babineau and Karen Harding. The tournament was held at the Rolling Green course in Sarasota.

Recommend for Register The Rufus Jordan house, “Mar Vista,” at 760 Broadway, has

been recommended for placement on the National Register of Historic Places. The recommendation was made by the Florida National Register Review Board meeting June 5 at the Hyatt Sarasota. It will be forwarded to a national review board; a decision is not expected for several months. Jordan was the first major developer on Longboat Key. The house was built in the 1920s and was one of the few structures remaining after two devastating hurricanes struck the area in the same decade.

New digs Shannon Hotel Group Vice President Tom Rasmussen and his wife, Jodi, will soon be moving from Longboat Key into a new home east of I-75. — Compiled by Dora Walters




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Canal dredging issues murky track to dredge in time to use $260,000 in grant funding. Commissioners vented their frustrations about dredging delays at the June 6 budget meeting. “Is anybody doing anything?” asked Commissioner Jim Patterson. “There’s an awful lot that is out of our control ... It is a difficult project to make happen,” said Town Manager Bruce St. Denis. Commissioner Hal Lenobel asked if delays and additional work by consultants add to the cost of the project. St. Denis said they do. Patterson asked for an accounting of how much the town has paid CP&E. Commissioner John Kerwin said he does not think anyone is “falling down on the job.” In such a complicated matter, commissioners just have to be “ultra-patient,” he said. Patterson said he spent more than 20 years working for the federal government, and he can tell “we’re getting the hose.” “Anytime there’s a project of this magnitude, we’re looking out for the best interests of the environment,” said Mitchell. Mitchell said the town could start by dredging the 50 or so canals that do not require a permit. The state is only concerned with nine areas, she said. But there is a catch. If the town started to dredge the exempt


Issues delaying the town’s canal dredging project are almost as cloudy as the canals they concern. But town consultants believe they have the answers the state needs to permit the project. The latest delay came when the Florida Department of Environmental Protection asked for a precise mitigation plan. The agency wants the town to say where it will plant sea grass to make up for the sea grass damaged in the dredging. That information is not required in applying for a dredging permit, said Doug Mann, the senior coastal engineer with Coastal Planning & Engineering working on the project for the town. Usually, after issuing a permit, FDEP will require mitigation and request a plan, he said. This time, they wanted to know beforehand what will be done to protect sea grass. FDEP spokesperson Merritt Mitchell explained it this way: “To make it more interesting, from a regulatory standpoint, they completed the application. But the permitting is a two-part process, mitigation being the second part.” Mann said he quickly sent FDEP the mitigation plan, so the town should still be on

canals, it might ruin sea grass needed to meet mitigation requirements, Mann explained. “You don’t want to go out and dredge them and say, ‘Wait a minute, I need that sea grass,’” said Mann. Also, the grant for the project is from the West Coast Inlet Navigation District, which is willing to fund the project to create better bay access. But the bay accesses are mostly to blame for the delays. Because the grant must by used by October, if the town dredged bay accesses last, the money could be lost. To prevent that from happening, Mayor John Redgrave signed letters to county commissioners in Manatee and Sarasota asking for an extension on the grant deadline. Without the grant, the town would either have to dredge fewer canals or put in $260,000 more toward the $1.3 million project. St. Denis said county officials were supportive of extending the grant deadline. He told Patterson the “drop-dead” date for putting the project out to bid is early July. June 15 is when Public Works Director Juan Florensa expects to hear whether the permit is approved. After that, there will be a 14-day period for public comment. If any objection to the dredging is lodged, the permit process could be delayed further. “So there is still that unknown,” said Florensa. ❑

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Coming attractions (June 17 to June 23) • Crews will continue to construct flared elliptical piers by forming and placing concrete for columns and caps. All footings for the bridge piers are now complete. • Crews are erecting spans out of precast segments. To date, more than 16 bridge segments have been erected.

Town briefs Town Hall construction hits new snag A form for concrete being poured in the new wing of Town Hall failed recently, forcing builders to perform some extra engineering. “It’s not a common thing, but it happens,” said Building Inspector Randy Fowler. Fowler said it is unclear why the plywood forms used to shape concrete failed. But engineers will be able to work around the problem and there should be no impact on the building’s structural integrity, he said. Earlier, an incorrect survey led builders to construct a foundation that came up short.

‘Let’s Talk Traffic’ There will be an informational seminar on traffic from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, June 13 at Longboat Key Hilton Beachfront Resort. The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event. Mike Guy, executive director of the regional traffic authority, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, will be the guest speaker. Traffic problems and possible solutions will be addressed and a question and answer session will follow. Cost is $10. Contact the chamber for reservations at 387-9519 or for more information.

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Alvin and Betty Lindenberg, seated, of Longboat Key, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary May 31 with several weekend gatherings. A family dinner was held at Cafe L’Europe June 1. Standing left to right are Paul and Elaine Rybski, Charles and Nancy Slagle, Jerry Lindenberg, Peggy Barrett and Andrea and Chris Gorrilla. The Lindenbergs were married in Charleston, W. Va. They resided on Bird Key for several years before moving to Longboat Key seven years ago.

Planning board to deal with density BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

The Planning and Zoning Board will soon be asked to make a decision that could set the precedent for future building in Bay Isles. The debate will be about density behind the gates of Bay Isles. Because development there never reached its maximum allowed density, Dr. Vladimir Einisman is asking to use some of that spare density to build condos on land behind Publix. Currently, plans call for the land to be used commercially. Density on the rest of the island is regulated parcel by parcel, explained Planning Zoning and Building Director Jill Jeglie. In 1984, voters decided to limit density on Longboat Key. Now, each property owner must have a referendum approved before

being allowed to build extra units. But property in Bay Isles is zoned as a Planned Urban Development. As such, the argument can be made that its density can be transferred from one property to another, Jeglie explained. In all, the P.U.D. is allowed to contain 2,880 living spaces — about three on each of 720 acres. But much of the land in the P.U.D. is used for a golf course and other open spaces. So there are not three units on each acre of the Bay Isles P.U.D. Jeglie said the gap between allowed density and existing density is more than enough to accommodate Einisman’s request. Einisman seeks to build 12 units on the property, which does not have a street

address and is referred to as “B-1 South.” Prime commercial Development LLC is listed on the plan as the purchaser of the condo contract. Attorney Michael Furen is the agent for the petition and could not be reached for comment. Jeglie said if the Planning Board approves of the request at its June 18 meeting, the matter will go before the Town Commission in September. If this overall density sharing philosophy is adopted, it could set the precedent for future construction in Bay Isles, she said. Jeglie was still reviewing the plan as of press time, so she could not say whether she will recommend approval. The petition is scheduled to be heard at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at SunTrust, 510 Bay Isles Road. ❑

Town attorney’s son studies in Maine The Acadia Institute of Oceanography at Seal Harbor, Maine, announced that Andrew Persson, will attend the 2002 summer session in marine studies. Andrew, son of David and Patty Persson, will study tidal pools, estuaries, salt marshes and sand beaches. He will be in the 7th grade at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School this fall.

Agenda There will be a Town Commission workshop at 1 p.m. Monday, June 17 at SunTrust, 510 Bay Isles Road. There will be updates on the reclaimed water and canal dredging projects, as well as a discussion of an Anna Maria Island skateboard park. There will be a Planning & Zoning Board meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at SunTrust, 510 Bay Isles Road. A request to build condos in one area of Bay Isles using the density allowance of another will be discussed. There will be a Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13 at SunTrust, 510 Bay Isles Road. Six requests for variances will be considered. — Compiled by Shay Sullivan



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Whitney CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A mony with the existing ambiance of the Village and the north end of the Key.” Di Lorenzo said one of the first goals will be to get trolley and bus service extended to the plaza. She said she often sees people walk over the Longboat Pass Bridge to pick up a trolley on Coquina Beach. The trolley service would be

helpful for both customers and employees, she said. Realizing the need to continue the postal service, operating in office space in the Village Grocery which closed May 31, the couple has set up a temporary location in the plaza adjacent to Longboat Creations florist shop. Specifically regarding the possibility of another food store, Hlywa said, “We do feel a food market is vital. At this time we haven’t determined any specifics other than we want it to complement,

not compete with, existing area food stores.” In addition to the Village Grocery space available, 2 Party Ladies owner Sandy Hascher is retiring this month. There is another vacancy in the plaza — Pepe’s Restaurant has closed. Di Lorenzo said she and Hlywa are interviewing candidates for a new restaurant. The new owners are optimistic about the plaza’s future: “We look forward to the day when you won’t be able to find a parking space.” ❑


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would bring the total number of employees up from 35 to 38. There has also been discussion about adding an additional three firefighters the following year. The firefighters also man rescue vehicles. Fire Chief Julius Halas said this will be the first time in 10 years his department hired more personnel. “So you’re going to come back next year and ask for three more?” asked Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough. “Yes sir,” said Halas. “I’m not sure about that,” said St. Denis. Mayor John Redgrave said he agreed with Patterson. The town cannot continually add to the Fire/Rescue budget, he said. Eventually, someone has to “put a lid on it.” “It’s getting to be a very large number,” said Redgrave. “Every election year, we’re going to be tested on this.” “For the level of service people think we have, I think we need to do the things we’re doing,” said St. Denis. There is no “magic bullet” to reduce spending, especially in the Fire/Rescue department where staff is the most expensive aspect, said St. Denis, “Unless you’re willing to reduce the quality of service.” In July, the commission will have final property value figures and set a maximum millage rate. From there, the rate can be reduced, but not increased. Then, while commissioners are on break in August, St. Denis will develop his finalized budget recommendation. In September, commissioners will vote on the maximum millage rate and have a chance to consider a reduction. ❑

Town employees will be bearing more of the cost for health insurance in the next budget year. They will also receive the smallest pay scale adjustment they have had in six years. As of Oct. 1, the cost employees bear for family health care will more than double, from $15 to $40 per month. The annual deductibles employees pay for health care will also double, from a range of $100 to $300 to a range of $300 to $600. “Percentage wise, we’ve gone up quite a bit on them,” said Administrative Services Director Bonnie Mims. But so too has the cost to the town of insurance risen, said Mims. Health insurance rates are up by about 14% this year, she said. The town will still bear the brunt of the cost, she explained, paying about $10,000 per year for the benefits compared with the $480 employees will pay. Department directors held meetings with employees recently to discuss the changes, said Mims. No one complained or quit, she said. Also, the entire town pay scale will be adjusted upwards by 1% — the lowest increase since 1994, said Mims. Finance Director Terry Sullivan formulates the adjustment based on the consumer price index in southern states. Last year, employees received a 3.15% increase in pay, in addition to their raises for merit or seniority, which range from 1.5% to 5%. Mims said Longboat Key employees are still faring better than other public employees in the region, “We have no problems with our hiring.”

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Plans for Longboat Pass protested BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

While the Lynch sisters battle to behold the beach, another fight over a waterfront view is brewing on Northshore Road. Dennis Theriot said his Northshore Road property value dropped by $100,000 the instant William Conrad Saba filed plans to fill in part of Longboat Pass to build a seawall. Theriot lives across the street from Saba’s property. He fears that with a seawall, Saba will be able to build on the strip of land, blocking an existing view of Longboat Pass and Beer Can Island. Saba paid $20,000 for the two lots on Northshore Road. He said existing seawalls on either side of the property caused erosion on his lots. He has asked the U.S. Corps of Engineers for permission to fill .11 acres of state waters “to reclaim lands.” Saba said he wants to build a home on Northshore Road for sentimental reasons. “I’ve always wanted to have a house that overlooked the island (Beer Can) my grandfather (Frank Conrad) gave the state,” Saba said. “The lots were in the present eroded state when he purchased them. Now he is seeking public land that will transform them into buildable lots worth several hundred thousand dollars,” wrote Theriot in an objection to the plan. The way Theriot sees it, Saba’s profit will come at his expense. Theriot is selling his home and found out about Saba’s plans from a potential buyer. When Theriot bought the home at 445 Northshore Road in 1991, he was told buildings could not be built on the lots across the street, he said. Since, he has had his house reappraised and found it to be worth $100,000 less with the potential for building across the street, he said. Saba explained he is no newcomer. The two new lots are next to a lot that has been in the Conrad-Saba family for decades, he said. Furthermore, Saba pointed out his rip-rap sea wall would extend no further than the sea walls already in place on either side of the lots. “The state grants such permits in situations such as this, where erosion has occurred to an unseawalled parcel that lies between two parcels that are seawalled ...” said Saba. The man reviewing the request for USCE, John Fellows, said reclaiming submerged lands is not automatic.

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Northshore Road resident Dennis Theriot fears he will lose this view if his neighbor’s plan to “reclaim lands” is approved. “That’s not an easy thing to do,” said Fellows. Usually, people are allowed to reclaim land immediately after sudden erosion occurs, such as when a storm removes a chunk of property, said Fellows. In this case, the state will have to authorize the use of its land and then Saba will have to go to the town for permission also, said Fellows. Building a seawall below the established “mean high water line” is rare nowadays, said Fellows. “People don’t ask very often.” Town law states seawalls must be built landward of the mean high water line. Saba’s seawall would encompass 2,898 square feet of land beyond the mean high water line. Theriot asked for a public hearing on the request. Fellows said he received several negative remarks on Saba’s plan during the public comment period. One of those nays came from Joan Perry, a member of the Sierra Club Conservation Committee. She said if such a permit is approved, people all along the coast of Florida will seek to fill in submerged land. Filling in the area could destroy the habitat of endangered or threatened species, Theriot said. He mentioned the wood stork, roseate spoonbill, the reddish egret and osprey. “Thank you for caring about the environment. These attempts to destroy our coastline

bit by bit are appalling,” Perry wrote to Theriot. Saba has a powerful ally in the permit proceedings, Perry mentioned. He has hired Advanced Environmental Technologies consultant Jeremy Craft, who spent 20 years as a director of permitting for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. “Master of the universe,” is what Perry called Craft. Craft said there is “definitely” precedent for reclaiming family land in this manner. And by combining three lots, Saba would make a minimum impact on the environment, said Craft. A decision on the permit is pending. Fellows said he would only hold a public hearing if he thought he could gain new information by doing so. He has not yet ruled out the possibility, though. ❑

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The town of Longboat Key and turtle advocates have united to get furniture off the beach. The town contributed $835 toward the printing of tags that will be affixed to beach furniture. The tags ask that the furniture be removed from the beach or moved away from the water. When a nesting turtle crawls into a chair, “most of the time they go back into the Gulf,” explained Longboat Key Turtle Watcher Freda Perrotta. “It’s been a problem for years.” Perrotta said furniture is to blame for four turtle turnarounds so far this year. Also, hatching turtles can become tangled in the furniture, she said. Turtle advocates originally wanted an ordinance written to force furniture off the beach, said Public Works Director Juan Florensa. But tourists know little about turtle taboos and a fine might be too harsh, said Florsena. Finding out who owns the furniture could be challenging and time consuming, he said. So the town settled on a “friendly reminder.” “We want to do everything possible to allow these turtles to procreate and survive,” said Florensa. In other turtle tidings, there are two new videos available for those interested in how turtles nest and the history of the Longboat Key Turtle Watch. Copies are available at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, and Florida Vacation Connection, 3720 Gulf of Mexico Drive. ❑





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Water pressure Wow. It was an extraordinary week last week on Longboat Key. The turtle drama continued, with the T-Watchers lobbying in full force before the Town Commission for stronger protection against humanity. They even brought in one of the bright lights of lighting — George Fleenor, former director of Bishop Planetarium in Bradenton and an expert on light, who actually made the case that turtles are not the only ones at risk from car lights and unshielded lighting. Fleenor told commissioners such lighting is a menace to elderly drivers and, worse, it can shine into bedrooms, reduce the production of melatonin in humans trying to sleep and lead to cancer! On top of that, we heard state bureaucrats have delayed for the fourth time the dredging of our canals. At this rate, there’ll be no need for dredging permits. By the time we get bureaucrats’ approval, the canals will be packed so solid that the project will no longer be considered “dredging.” No, the town will have to apply to Washington for federal mining permits. It got even better. This also was the week Town Manager Bruce St. Denis unveiled his preliminary budget for fiscal 2002-2003 … Ho-lee Cow. As usual, the good news is the town’s tax rate — 2.15 mills — is not expected to increase. But thanks to the annual increase in property values on the Key, town operating revenues and expenses will rise 10% next year (if the budget is approved) — well ahead of inflation. Not only that, the town manager has worked things out so the administration will finish next fiscal year with another whopper of a surplus — $2.24 million. As noted in this week’s edition of The Longboat Observer, the town surpluses have been growing increasingly fatter over the years. When the next fiscal year begins, the town will have accumulated $2.9 million as its beginning cash balance. Wouldn’t we all love a business like this — guaranteed revenue, guaranteed profits? Well, heck. If you’ve got money, act like it. And by golly, Longboat Key is going to act like it next fiscal year. Drunken sailors couldn’t spend this much money if they tried: • $28.2 million on reclaimed water • $21 million on beach renourishment • $1.3 million on canal dredging • $1.2 million to upgrade waste water pipes • $178,000 more for new firefighters and overtime • And $21,700 more than last year on upkeep for our new police headquarters.

All this, and all Longboaters really want is water pressure. Water pressure that at least will rinse the crumbs off our dishes and the shampoo from our thinning hair. The topper of last week’s headline news, of course, was the long list of problems, challenges, dilemmas and decisions confronting the Town Commission on the proposed reclaimed water system. We outlined them in detail on this page last week and then copped out by urging our elected commissioners to “do the right thing” when they confront the issue again at a June 17 workshop. But now that the weekend has passed, now that we’ve heard from residents in letters, telephone calls and in the aisles of the grocery, the right thing to do is pretty, dang selfevident. First, though, just consider the comments of one longtime Longboater who shared his views in front of the meat counter at Publix. “What is up with this reclaimed water thing?” he said, his voice full of incredulousness. “Why do we want to bring other people’s sewage to the Key?” Think about it. How stupid is that? “Let’s get ahead of the curve,” he continued. “Desalination. There are lots of other towns using it. You depend on no one, it’s ours, it’s pure.” The more we thought about his succinct summation of what the town manager is trying to do — import other people’s sewage, of which now there apparently is not enough — the more we concluded our fellow Longboater is right. The right thing to do, commissioners, is two things: • Do what you promised to do — not spend another dime of taxpayer money on the volunteer reclaimed water system. Commissioners, no doubt, remember well the resolution they adopted, pledging they would not spend taxpayer dollars on this system, that the funding would come from the bond issue, which was to be paid off by voluntary buyers of reclaimed water. • Put the town manager on the spot. He told the commission and Longboat residents he would produce a list of buyers of reclaimed water shortly after the election. The election was three months ago. There’s still no list. And yet the town manager is pressuring the commissioners to plunge ahead by agreeing to pledge the town’s extra utility fund revenues as bond collateral. These are utility funds, by the way, that are generated by Longboat property owners, many of whom have no intention of hooking up to the reclaimed water system. In other words, they would be “involuntary” contributors to the reclaimed water plan, with their money confiscated for a system they were told they would not be funding.

‘Excerpts’ Friedman on government (Milton) Friedman is famous for simple but scintillating economic explanations. the problem with the federal budget, he has often said, is not the size of the deficit but the share of the national economy the government claims. At the White House, Friedman offered a succinct lesson. Those who spend their own money on themselves are careful about how much they spend and what it buys. Those who spend someone else’s money on themselves don’t care what they spend but are attentive to what it buys. Those who spend their own money on someone else are careful how much they spend but careless about what it buys. Those who spend someone else’s money on someone else aren’t careful about how much or what it buys. That last case, Friedman exclaimed, “that’s government.” Weekly Standard June 2

And yet the town manager is pressuring the commissioners to spend $700,000 to install an underground storage well as a test, and perhaps even spend $900,000 more to install pipes at the Ringling Bridge to avoid tearing up landscaping that will be planted at a later date. All this, and we have yet to see the first signature of the first buyer of the first gallon of reclaimed water. Nor do we have a guarantee or contract with the city of Sarasota to supply the water the town manager wants to sell. There’s an old rule about how to extricate yourself from a deep hole. It goes like this: First, stop digging. The Town Commission should stop digging. As they continue to think about this reclaimed water plan, commissioners surely will see that last week’s news of dilemmas and decisions was just the beginning. The complications that will unfold hereafter only will magnify in degree. It’s inevitable. As our Longboat friend said at the meat counter: Why do we want other people’s sewage? It doesn’t make sense. “We’re going to run out of water at some point,” he said. “It’s drinking water we’ll need.” Sure, a desalination plant may cost more than reclaimed water. And it may require us to build a structure that won’t win the Garden Club’s top award. But the water will be ours. We’ll control it. And we’ll be able to drink it, too. Turn up the pressure, commissioners. We need water pressure. That’s the right thing to do.

Affirmative action

Racial quotas at universities do no one a favor Some thought that racial preferences and quotas — “affirmative action” — in university admissions decisions were on their way out after they were banned by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas and by Proposition 209 in California. However, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that it is all right for the University of Michigan to use racial factors in determining whom to admit to its law school. The next stop is obviously the U.S. Supreme Court, where the results will be anybody’s guess. It has gone back and forth on racial quota cases over the years. There may be more of the same this time, with the High Court trying to square the circle or split the difference, and ending up with five votes for a ruling Thomas based on nothing more than a need SOWELL to get five votes. In other words, the whole issue is unlikely to be resolved on constitutional principles and more likely to be left a festering sore for the sake of expediency. When racial preferences were ended in California, there were dire predictions that blacks would be kept out of higher education. Just recently, with much less publicity, the fact has come out that there are now more black students in the

University of California system than there were when racial preferences and quotas were in effect. The same is true in the University of Texas system. What has happened is that black students have redistributed themselves within both these state university systems. There are no longer as many blacks attending the respective flagship universities in these systems, but they are attending other institutions whose normal standards they meet, instead of being overmatched and flunking out of more prestigious institutions. A book by former university presidents William Bowen (Princeton) and Derek Bok (Harvard) had made a misleading case for affirmative action that the media have hailed as definitive. Bowen and Bok claim the mismatching of black students under affirmative action has not produced the dire results predicted by critics. Their evidence? Black students graduate at higher rates at a particular set of elite institutions that Bowen and Bok have chosen to study than at lower ranked institutions in their study. The real issue, however, is not how highly ranked the institutions are, but how big the racial difference in admissions standards has been. This they never tell us, despite mountains of statistics on everything else. From other studies, however, it is clear that racial differences in SAT scores, for example, are much smaller at Harvard (95 points) than at Duke (184 points) or Rice (271 points).

In other words, where the racial preferences in admissions are not as great, the differences in graduation rates are not as great. The critics of affirmative action were right: Racial preferences reduce the prospects of black students graduating. Other data tell the same story. Compare racial preferences in Colorado, for example. At the flagship University of Colorado at Boulder, test score differences between black and white students have been more than 200 points — and only 39% of the black students graduated, compared to 72% of white students. Meanwhile, at the University of Colorado at Denver, where the SAT score difference was a negligible 30 points, there was also a negligible difference in graduation rates — 50% for blacks and 48% for whites. In short, it is not the relative rankings of the institutions but the racial differential in admissions standards that has been crucial. You are not doing anybody a favor by sending them where they are more likely to fail, rather than where they are more likely to succeed. Critics of racial preferences and quotas have been saying that for more than 30 years, and now the data back them up — which may be why you don't hear much about those data. None of this should be relevant to the question before the Supreme Court, which is whether the 14th Amendment's requirement of “equal protection” for all Americans is trumped by the magic word "diversity."




My View

Subcommittee will keep momentum through summer BY BOB DIAMANT Guest Writer

In his recent column in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Jim Brown, a well-respected, three-time mayor of Longboat Key and a newspaperman, wrote a critical review about our town officials’ actions in regard to our commercial zoning code. This time Brown did not do his homework. His lengthy comparison of Saginaw, Mich. to Longboat Key is ludicrous, like bananas to oranges. We are not in the Rust Belt, we are a residential community in the Sun Belt, and our only industry is tourism. For everybody’s benefit, I would like to offer some background on the subject. A few years ago the town initiated the process to up-date our codes and ordinances and to make them more user friendly. Many commercial property owners and other business people have complained that under the present code, it is not feasible to remodel or rebuild their premises because of the excessive costs involved. They further

SOUND off Last week, we asked readers to share their thoughts on the reclaimed water dilemmas facing the Longboat Key Town Commission.

Have we been flim-flammed? Dear Editor: Soaring upfront costs, no clear reliable source of reclaimed water, either now or in the long term, and no paying customers. This is not what was voted on. All that is certain is an upfront black hole of growing costs. Doing the right thing should mean a revote with full disclosure of risks, costs, exposure, etc., and most importantly a full and fair independent evaluation of alternative solutions. Have we been flim-flammed? I hope not. Doing the wrong thing would be to blindly open the town pocketbook to these cost requests and certainly more in the future. If this was a business case made to a corporate board of directors, it would have been laughed out of the room, but we are just simple taxpayers. Louis Bevilacqua Longboat Key

Reaffirm the conditions Dear Editor: Before the commission takes another step, I think it should reaffirm the conditions which allowed the referendum to pass in the first place. These are: 1. Only the user will pay and 2. $28.5 million tops. The first is inviolate. The second holds only if the contingencies built into the estimate are respected. Negotiation can lead two parties to a mutually acceptable conclusion only when done in a timely manner. Success depends on each party recognizing the valid restraints on the other. We have shown Sarasota that we are ready to pay for a pipeline, which they, too, can use. They know that we have spent heavily for engineering and consultants. They know that cost estimates are time dependant. We have no more to offer. Sarasota must be urged to commit to supply the minimum volume we need, quickly. Otherwise the assumptions underlying our $28.5 estimate will not hold. Concurrently, we should proceed to get preliminary agreements from buyers. The golf course and condos must be asked to sign letters of intent, now. We must not wait until November to start the process. Any money spent, beyond that needed for these two purposes, must be kept to an absolute minimum. If our proposed partner in this project is unwilling or unable to meet our just needs, supplication will prove to be unsuccessful and costly. It would be far better to stop and search for alternate ways to get the water we all want. I believe one or two of the commissioners said something akin to this at the workshop. I urge that such thoughts become a resolution. V.M. DeLisi Longboat Key

Control our own destiny Dear Editor: As you know, I have been opposed to the reclaimed water program proposed by the town manager and subsequently approved by the electorate. I would like to question whether the motivation from that vote would be the same if all of the voters had been aware that the promise “only the users would pay” was not just a come-on; and, that if they knew we would still not have the list of customers the town manager promised

added that even substandard facilities are hard to maintain. Brown’s rosy description of the existing commercial facilities is a misplaced nostalgia. The Town Commission sought the advice of experts in marketing and planning and exchanged views with the Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z) to respond to the problems. Finally, the commission, with the full support of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, The Longboat Observer, property owners and potential developers, assigned the overhauling of the commercial code to the P & Z and town planning officials to be supported by planning/marketing experts. The P & Z board after having the issue on its agendas for about two years is making steady progress. The meetings are well attended by the public and the property owners. This has not been or will be a hasty proposal; it will be on a public referendum. In order to keep momentum going the P & Z board decided to appoint a subcommittee to work through the summer

and make recommendations to the full board for decisions during the regular September meeting. Obviously the meeting will be open to the public and everybody’s input is welcome. The town staff and consultant will be advising the subcommittee. There is nothing sinister about appointing a subcommittee for certain tasks as it has been in the past for a new sign ordinance and revision of the Town Charter. There are no grandiose, “pretty plans,” only a sincere effort to raise the quality of services to residents on the Key, give incentives to the commercial-property owners and potential investors, and establish flexibility of multi-use zoning within a commercial overlay district. The ultimate goal is to create a framework of ordinances that enable the owners better use of their property, receive additional annual income and generate more revenue for the town.

“right after the vote”; or if they knew there would still be no concrete deal with Sarasota. Your article last week enumerates some of the “deal breakers.” Here are a few more: Aquifer Storage Recovery is a new science. At present, Florida state law requires that any water stored in ASR wells must first be cleaned up to drinking-water standards. Sarasota’s reclaimed sewage water would not qualify! The rationale is that there is a significant danger that any pollutants introduced into our aquifer via these wells, may, and I stress may, forever affect the entire aquifer. It is this reason that our neighboring state of Georgia has instituted a three-year moratorium on any ASR wells. To make it possible for the introduced water to be recoverable, we must first introduce and then maintain, a “bubble” of the new water, which pushes the native aquifer water away. This means that we would be “buying” a tremendous volume of water that will never be recovered or utilized. The net amount of this previously paid-for water that will never be recovered is probably calculable, but only after extensive and expensive, engineering studies. When you factor this into the amount we would have to charge the still-unidentified users for each gallon of reclaimed water, the price gets pretty high. Why are the other deal-breakers just coming up now? How much must we spend and how deeply must we go into debt before we get all of the facts? I, personally, do not believe there really are sufficient “motivated” users to fund the project. All of the big users seem currently to have access to sufficient water of acceptable quality to satisfy their irrigation requirements. I strongly suggest that the present state-of-the-art would dictate that if these big users would like the luxury of enhancing their present systems or providing for vegetation demanding less salt that they would be better served to turn to reverse osmosis as a way of adding its pure water output to dilute and amplify their irrigation systems. These systems, once they are installed and operating, can be turned off and on at will. Modular installations are possible, with segments added as needed. Nothing precludes the possibility that adjacent property owners could unite and jointly run these facilities. We would all, then, be masters of our own destiny. If the town still feels that it has a role to play in this endeavor, it could coordinate the planning and facilitate the permitting. And the town of Longboat Key would not be sitting at the end of a long pipeline, with the valve in the hands of some other municipality’s elected officials. Not that it might concern you, but I find no fault with the actions the Town Commission has taken to date in this matter. It was advised by a competent town manager, assisted by most reputable engineering consultants. It is unfortunate that sometimes the answer is decided before the problem is fully explored. Bradford Saivetz Longboat Key

mitments from residents and stay within the $28 million or withdraw the project. The right thing for the commission to do is hold to the principles the voters approved. Barry Napiecek Longboat Key

Obtain commitments first Dear Editor: This is in response to the article on opinion page of your newspaper concerning the subject of the reclaimed water issue. I believe the Town Commission has been put in an uncomfortable and embarrassing position by the town manager. The commissioners have been misled. I believe they should vote no to using the utility fund revenues as collateral for the project. This was not approved by the voters. These issues should have been in the original budget that the voters approved. If we are having this many surprises this early in the project, I have no confidence that the project will be within the budget and be completed as promised. We should vote no to spending $900,000 now to install water pipes without commitments. Vote no to spend $700,000 on a test underground aquifer recovery system. We should first complete a contract with the city of Sarasota and obtain com-

Bob Diamant, an architect, is a member of the Longboat Key Planning & Zoning Board. ❑

Taxpayers didn’t know what they bought Dear Editor: I voted no on the reclaimed water issue because I did not feel enough information was provided at that point in time. No commitments were made by the projected users and everyone would have to pay for the construction and preliminary plans necessary for this major engineering project. No one should buy without knowing exactly what they are buying. We, as taxpayers, did not know exactly what we were buying, from where and what amount. Too many unanswered questions and too much rush to get the money approved before all the facts were in. I vote with the last plan ... complete a contract with the city of Sarasota and obtain written commitments from future customers of the reclaimed water system. Better to spend additional money and be sure of what we are doing. Joyce B. Welch Longboat Key

Documentation needed Dear Editor: I read with interest the latest series of articles on the town’s reclaimed water situation. My view in a nutshell is this: Until or unless Sarasota is willing to give us a signed, legal document promising “X” gallons of water for our reclaimed water system, then it seems to me that all other factors that are important to the project are somewhat moot! Jack Eagleton Longboat Key

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Bikers should also obey traffic laws Dear Editor: In May 30th article on “LBK bike safety rep injured on bike,” it appeared that Gwen Ross, rather than James Dorsey, should have been cited, as she may have disobeyed a traffic signal. Unless I am reading the article incorrectly, Dorsey made a right after stopping at a red light. Ross biked straight through a red light. It has always been my understanding that bikers must obey all the traffic signals that car drivers must obey. Biking on this island can be very hazardous to your health. I have had four close calls from car drivers coming onto Gulf of Mexico Drive from shops or homes. In every case they failed to stop before the bike/walking path. They just barreled right across, often looking to their left for cars while not noticing that a biker was coming from their right. One more issue about bikers themselves: I have seen, several times now, a group of colorfully dressed bikers, perhaps a club, with some of its members riding side by side in the bike lane on the road, making cars swerve to avoid them because the outside biker is actually driving in the car lane. Each time this happened it was at late afternoon rush hour. It is a miracle that there were no accidents caused by this behavior by the bikers. Perhaps what this island needs is a “bike patrol” to issue citations to bikers and car drivers alike for their bad driving. Richard Goldman Longboat Key




If you were the judge

Were the WTC buildings one or two disasters? The correct answer to the above question is the difference of $3.5 billion plus. The insured property owners of the two buildings claim that two separate cataclysms took place, thereby assuring eligibility to collect damages for each strike. But the insurance carriers assert that the terms of the policy ended with the striking of the first of the twin structures. In a preliminary proceeding the issue arose before U.S. District Court Judge John Martin Jr. in New York. The plaintiff, Larry Silverstein, had purchased a 99-year lease for the World Trade Center properties only six weeks before Sept. 11. He insured his interests with Travelers Insurance Company and other insurers for $3.55 billion per “occurrence.” The meaning of the word “occurrence” is decisive in the case. It is a fundamental, long-established

principle of law that “plain words must have plain meanings” and that interpretation of such language in courts is impermissible. But in ruling that the definition of the most meaningful word in the case, i.e. occurrence, should not be the product of the court, Martin wrote: “As Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes noted over 81 years ago, ‘a word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged. It is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.’” The brief comment by the plaintiff’s spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, was that they were “disappointed” by the finding of Martin but that the determination was not final. Pleased with the ruling was the defendant’s attorney that the decision was a “major setback” for the plaintiff.


One fact is clear. The holding by Martin would result in a lengthy delay in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. The experts estimate that the cost of replacing the edifices would be at least $5 billion. Thus the doubling of the approximate $3.5 billion would provide ample funds for the accomplishment of the objective. The judge’s determination now places the burden on the plaintiff to prove to the satisfaction of a jury that the two airplane crashes constituted two tragic events. That assertion is vigorously challenged with the argument that only one occurrence took place, because it was a direct coordinated attack. In his 14-page opinion, the judge broadened his reasoning by stating that a jury must consider a wide range of evidence that surfaced in the pretrial discovery (depositions) in determining what the parties meant by “occurrence.” Specifically, the jurist wrote that the jury must examine statements made and documents produced by a wide range of participants while the

policies were being negotiated. The case has another unusual complication. The policies actually were under negotiations at the time of the Sept. 11 attack or attacks. The insurance contracts on the infamous day were then governed by “builder agreements,” which traditionally are less comprehensive than full-issue, average contracts. The basic insurance form that was a significant part of the negotiations did not contain a definition of occurrence. Therefore, argued the plaintiff’s lawyer, the precedents of cases lucidly defined as attacks as two events. Martin, however, disagreed: “The history of litigation over the meaning of the term ‘occurrence’ amply demonstrates that its meaning is far from unambiguous.” (Source: The Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2002.) James Durante, a Longboat Key resident, is a retired member of the New York Bar. ❑

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Michael Drake and Michael Riter, arms laden with wicker baskets containing fresh flowers, fine china, silver and crystal, as well as all the ingredients for a gourmet breakfast, showed up at Coty Johnson’s home in the Village June 7. The two men were making good on an breakfast-in-bed auction item on which Johnson had successfully bid at the Village Association’s Old Fashioned Fish Fry held Dec. 16 at Mar Vista to benefit the Engine 14, Ladder 15 Family Fund. The fire station, located in New York City, lost more than half its members in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Drake and Riter were chairmen of the event. At last count, nearly $10,000 had been raised. Drake, a member of the Creative Cooks, a group of men who enjoy preparing and eating good food, had already baked fresh apple cinnamon and strawberry shortcake muffins. Johnson and her guest, Susie Eger, nibbled on the muffins and sipped mimosas as Drake and Riter worked in the kitchen. It took just a few minutes as both men shared the tasks. Riter was whisking Hollandaise sauce as Drake made

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Craig and Steve Abbott, 383-7591 or 383-1990. #218696 WATERFRONT DELIGHT behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club. Updated 3BR home with boat dock. $775,000. Tom and Andy Cail, 383-7591 or 387-7833. #215642 BUILDER-DESIGNER'S PERSONAL HOME Key West custom 4BR on excellent sailboat canal and steps to fabulous beach. Spacious, open, and bright with cozy interior. $775,000. John Zisman, 383-7591 or 504-2393. #221109 CHARMING ISLAND HOME in Sarasota School of Architecture-style. Ultimate 4BR split plan w/ fireplace in family room. Beautiful indoor/outdoor entertaining areas. Neighborhood beach access. $675,000. Ann Martin, 388-4447 or 953-7717. #218532 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES canal front home is meticulously maintained. Three BR split plan with solar heated pool and water heater. $649,000. Michael Moulton, 383-7591 or 928-3559. #219904 DEEP-WATER DOCK, boat lift, pool & tennis courts. Spacious, furnished townhome with huge, screened lanai in private, tropical enclave. $599,000. Bob Burnett, 383-7591 or 387-0048. #216946 GRAND BAY PENTHOUSE Excellent views from bay to sunsets on the Gulf. Stylish and upscale with extensive upgrades. Wrap terrace, private beach club, and superb amenities. $569,000. Jenifer Schwell, 388-4447 or 383-3209. #221056 BEHIND THE GATES of the Longboat Key Club. Panoramic views of Gulf, bay & skylines from every room of this 10th floor beachfront unit. $559,000. Anne Mitchell, 388-4447 or 725-0227. #218215 BEAUTY ON SAILBOAT WATER. Enjoy deep canal & partial bay views from this 3/4BR home. New kitchen & more. Large wooden deck & dock. $525,000. Mirta M. Klauber, 383-7591 or 924-9889. #201327 STUNNING HARBOURSIDE GOLF COURSE VIEWS Spacious single family home with condominium convenience. Golf course and sunset vistas, vaulted ceilings and skylights. Located in a gated community. $429,000. Hanrahan - Salmon Group, 383-7591 or 800-231-1280. #221054 RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE 2BR 1st floor patio unit in one of Longboat's best rental complexes. Yearly gross rental potential of $30,000. $409,000. Richard B. Perlman, 383-7591 or 387-8880. #212836 CORNER UNIT large living room w/ fireplace, wet bar, skylights. 12 foot ceiling, 6 car garage, pool, tennis, 24 hour security. $400,000. Karin Stephan, 383-7591 or 504-4435. #218529 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



Vista Bay Point Enjoy glorious sunsets over the bay on Golden Gate Point. Exclusive residences feature 3 bedroom suites plus den and expansive entertaining deck with aboveground pool. $870,000 to $1,850,000. Sally Dunham & Shirley McKnight, 302-8000. SWEETHEART SEAPLACE PENTHOUSE Popular "G" floor plan at Seaplace, luminous 2BR 1,178 sq. ft. condo with screened lanai. Turnkey furnished located next to pool and white sandy beach. $327,900. Craig and Steve Abbott, 383-7591 or 383-1990. #221123 TENNIS MAGAZINE RATED #1 RESORT Owners may stay 30 days per year & have use of 21 tennis courts, fitness center, complimentary children's program, salon & spa, deli, & water sports rental equipment. $230,000. Susan Fox, 383-3759. #212674 –SARASOTA MAINLAND– MAGNIFICIENT ITALIAN VILLA-STYLE HOME. Fabulous panoramic full-bay views include Longboat Key and Ca' d' Zan. 2,200 sq. ft. master suite with sitting room and fireplace. Soaring ceilings, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar. Over 2,000 ft of terraces. Private boat dock. $5,750,000. Mel and Jan Goldsmith, 388-4447 or 383-6673. #220067 MOST SPECTACULAR PENTHOUSE IN SARASOTA affords amazing panoramic views. Extremely cosmopolitan & breathtakingly beautiful with 3 terraces, marble floors & private elevator. Stunning rooftop garden. $4,200,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #212969 BREATHTAKING, SWEEPING VIEWS of Gulf and Longboat Key, plus beautiful sunsets from this 2nd floor corner coquille plan with 2 master suites. Experience the ultimate in casual-elegance lifestyle. $1,600,000. Phyllis Garfinkel, 951-6660 or 302-6400. #220871 HISTORIC GRAND VILLA exquisite 5BR estate is a piece of Sarasota's history. Extensively renovated in Italian Mediterranean style. Beautiful landscaped setting. ASID House Tour 2002. A Sotheby's listing. $1,395,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #212762 THE TOWER RESIDENCES AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, SARASOTA Experience the old-world grandeur & legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton. 80 residences of luxurious living ranging from 2,800 square feet to 5,300 for a glorious penthouse. Priced from $1,000,000. Debbie Bahr & Joan Dickinson, 364-8884 & 951-6650. EXCEPTIONAL SARASOTA BAYFRONT VIEW Over 2,500 sq. ft. of living space is afforded in this tastefully decorated downtown condominium, w/ 2 large verandahs for outside entertaining. $949,000. Nina Dearing, 388-4447 or 809-0038. #218033 BEAU CIEL AT BOULEVARD OF THE ARTS delights the senses with dramatic views of Sarasota Bay and the city lights. 44 luxurious residences of 2,300 to 4,600 square feet, Beau Ceil resides in the heart of Sarasota's cultural arts district. Priced from the $800,000s. Nancy Betty & Nell Leffel, 955-3034 & 866-442-6636. FOXFIRE WEST ESTATE sits majestically on 2 acres framed by oaks. 4,750 sq. ft. residence boasts 5BR & state-of-the-art electronics. Custom heated pool/spa & kiddie pool. $809,000. Tom and Andy Cail, 383-7591 or 387-7833. #217715 STUNNING PRUETT BUILT EXECUTIVE HOME on 1 acre backing to Fox Fire Golf Course. Pristine condition and beautifully decorated including volume ceilings, crown mouldings, 2 fireplaces, wood floors. Three BRs plus huge bonus room. $790,000. Sue Bell, 966-8000 or 356-9234. #220140 RARELY AVAILABLE MARINA SUITE in gated community with deeded boat slip. Convenient to all downtown activities. $695,000. Barbara Brady & Kay Barberio, 951-6660 or 921-7872. #217902 TREASURED HISTORIC SPANISH MEDITERRANEAN Restored 3BR home & guest cottage, preserved w/old world charm and added living space & light. Period details & designer flourishes in desirable neighborhood. $695,000. Judy & Bill Nimz, 951-6660 or 374-0196. #218830

LUSH MINI GATED ESTATE on almost 1/2 acre between Osprey & Orange. Charming 3BR treehouse w/ wood floors, French doors, granite & stainless kitchen. Separate art studio & potential guest house. $695,000. Kim & Michael Ogilvie, 951-6660 or 923-0373. #217622 UNIVERSITY PARK Recently completed Todd Johnston-built residence with stylish neutral colors & attractive, open plan. $599,000. Judi Summers, 951-6660 or 302-3238. #218734 LUXURIOUS ESTATE-SIZED VILLA in sparkling condition. Five BR residence features lap pool, lavish landscaping & distant golf course views. $549,900. Valerie Woodger, 951-6660 or 376-6076. #217958 AUTHENTIC MEDITERRANEAN BEAUTY on large, wooded lot. Three BR West of the Trail home offers fantastic architectural details. $499,000. Barbara C. Dumbaugh, 388-4447 or 350-3743. #216760 UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to own custom home in golf community on riverfront boating property w/ private 40' dock & boat lift. Three BR + den, large lanai, pool & 3-car garage. $479,900. Jan Bradley, 951-6660 or 922-1426. #216095 TRADITIONAL HOME in peaceful Oyster Bay neighborhood. Open floor plan and large covered area by pool make this perfect for casual entertaining or quiet dinners alfresco. $449,500. Jon Partridge, 388-4447 or 724-4452. #220211 CONDO ON THE BAY with fabulous 11th floor water views. Fully updated with European charm. Enjoy all the amenities including concierge, fitness & dock. $375,000. Janis Collier, 951-6660 or 321-9046. #216639 PRESTANCIA VILLA. Three BR plus 2-car garage with outstanding lake & distant golf course views. $359,000. Valerie Woodger, 951-6660 or 376-6076. #216056 EXQUISITELY REMODELED GEM, West of the Trail. New kitchen appliances, hardwood floors, maple & blue pearl granite. Large lot w/ room for expansion. $345,000. Derrick Bhayat, 388-4447 or 504-9785. #216765 BLISSFUL ENVIRONMENT IN COUNTRY SETTING Four BRs on 1 acre with pool and spa plus enviable treehouse for children. Conveniently close to town and hospitals. $329,000. Janice Green, 966-8000 or 955-8685. #220281 SPACIOUS 3BR HOME with 2,650 sq. ft. in a great floor plan with security system, nestled within 2.2 wooded acres. A beautiful property with huge outbuilding. $329,000. Michael James, 951-6660 or 724-4034. #217499 SERENE WOODED PRESERVE & lush landscaping surround immaculatelymaintained 3BR plus den home in tranquil Deer Creek. Split great room plan with dramatic vaulted ceilings and fireplace. $314,000. Marilyn S. Brown, 388-4447 or 377-6215. #216299 EXCEPTIONALLY PRIVATE LOCATION Fabulous golf course and green belt views. Newer 3BR with tile floors, tile roof, fireplace, free form pool and oversized garage, all in model condition. $292,500. Walt Towner, 966-8000 or 780-8894. #220134 MAGNIFICENT WOODED LOT in splendid location near the bay in Oaks I. $275,000. Terri Derr & Ken Torrington, 383-7591 or 387-9780. #217796 FABULOUS GOLF COURSE & LAKE VIEWS in Buttonwood Club home. Features 16" tile floors, crown mouldings, extended lanai, and partially furnished. Great community lifestyle. $211,000. Judy Schomaker, 966-8000 or 928-9572. #220512 THE RENAISSANCE OF SARASOTA. City living, Sarasota style, with all the amenities. Walk to the Van Wezel. Enjoy bay views. Decorated 1, 2 & 3BR models open. $200,000s to $500,000s+. Karen Wall, Martina Coppenrath & Eric Massey, 951-6660 & 955-2955. –SIESTA KEY– GLAMOUROUS WATERFRONT SHOWPLACE New 4BR pool home boasts a splendid kitchen, family room & sumptuous master suite. The home opens beautifully. Sailboat water dock. $1,599,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #215721 PRIVATE ENCLAVE of well-maintained homes with deeded beach. Prime views of Gulf from this immaculate 3BR home. $879,000. Karen Chandler & Bill Hackett, 349-3444 or 366-7107. #220651 SOMERSET CAY - NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION Informal sophistication of luxurious island living on South Siesta Key. Outstanding floor plans, semi-private elevators, boat docks & cabanas. From the $800,000s. Kimberly White & Janice Gross, 312-9242. MARK OF EXCELLENCE overshadows the competition. Water views, upgrades, walls of glass, 4BR + office, family room & dining room. $575,000. Alix Wexler and Paul Romley, 349-3444 or 346-8123. #220681 THE CHARM OF KEY WEST ON SIETA KEY Stunningly updated 3BR plus den Key West-style home on low maintenance yard. New granite cabinets and countertop. Workshop & 4+-car garage. $419,900. Lee Byron and Susan Keal, 371-2549 or 925-8253. #219415 GREAT BEACH COTTAGE on north Siesta. Light, bright and open. Two screened lanais, skylights, ceramic tile in living room, dining room & kitchen. Great price for Siesta Key. $339,000. Gene Cooke, 388-4447 or 780-0964. #217911 –VENICE, ENGLEWOOD, ISLANDS S.– NATURAL BEAUTY Approx. 300 acres of vacant land. Heavily wooded w/ abundant lush foliage. A truly beautiful setting in a highly desirable area. $7,500,000. Mark P. Riley, 951-6660 or 350-2700. #211192 –BRADENTON– WATERFRONT DUPLEX w/ 4-car garage, across from sandy beach. 3,000 sq. ft. on one side & 2,500 sq. ft. on other. Great income opportunity. $799,900. Bibi-Ann Allard, 951-6660 or 685-0422. #216178

BEACHFRONT LUXURY AT PROMENADE Stunning Gulf and sunset views from all major rooms. Luxurious master suite with large his/hers customized walk-ins, charming country kitchen with beautiful tile work, and 2 terraces. $999,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #220535

YOUR DREAM HOME AWAITS YOU Mediterranean-style townhouse at Island Court. Tropical lagoon pool with waterfall, and boat dock directly behind home. Elegant, sophisticated interior, marble, tile & wood floors, beautiful bayou & bay views. $1,650,000. Maruta Miluns, 383-7591 or 387-9702. #220451

SIESTA KEY LAKEFRONT Soaring 2-story, 4BR mini-estate including guest quarters, private pool and grounds, is close to village. $799,000. Pat Garrett, 3493444 or 923-9575. #220159

Do You Know? We offer over 1,700 financial products and can customize a loan for every situation through MSC Mortgage. For more information, contact MSC Mortgage at (941) 308-2222. HENLEY ON THE RIVER Located in a gated section, former model, any and all imaginable upgrades are included. Enchanting open gas-heated pool with spa, lush landscaping and summer kitchen. $559,000. Saint Cacchiotti & Gail Wittig, 356-8007. #220147 6132

PENTHOUSE WITH FULL VIEWS of the bay, Gulf and lagoon. Totally redone, featuring tile throughout, designer blinds, turnkey furnished, decorated by Robb and Stucky. This one is a beauty. $650,000. Karin Stephan, 383-7591 or 5044435. #220709

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Eating well can help prevent diabetes Getting ready to turn the big 5-0 in August, I’ve been thinking about how I want and need to live the rest of my life. More exercise, less stress, spending more time with my family, having a better-organized home and office, traveling more, watching TV less and the one I’ve been avoiding — getting down to a really healthy weight, permanently. The statistics are pretty scary. More American adults than ever are overweight and obese, the leading cause of Type 2 diabetes.

According to the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), more than half of adults are overweight — 50.7% of women and 59.4% of men. Almost a quarter are obese — 25% of women and 19.5% of men. Almost 100 million American adults are overweight, including almost 40 million who are obese. “Americans are facing an epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes,” warns the NIDDK.



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Almost 16 million people have it and are in danger of developing its complications, affecting virtually every system of the body — blindness, kidney failure, lower limb amputation, heart disease and stroke. Another 20 million have impaired glucose tolerance, which raises the risk for developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. People with diabetes have a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years less than the general population. The cost of diabetes — to longevity and quality of life, as well as economically in the price of healthcare and reduced productivity — is staggering. Research indicates that eating too much and exercising too little are the causes — hardly ever genetics. Genes could not have changed that fast for diabetes to become the serious threat to public health that it has become in less than a generation. Overweight is generally considered to be a body-mass index of 25, obesity is at 30 and above. A 5-foot-4-inch individual is considered overweight at 155 pounds, and obese at 174 pounds. Someone 5 feet 11 inches is over-


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old of Type 2 diabetes. Scientists have just discovered a new way to detect pre-diabetes — signal proteins produced by fat cells. When the cells sense changes in available energy, they send out the signal proteins. Eventually, new medications will be based on these special hormones. In the meantime, to the rescue are diet and exercise. The NIDDK’s Diabetes Prevention Program study confirms it, as published in February. Of the study’s three groups, the one following lifestyle modification made the best progress. These participants lost at least 7% of their weight and exercised at least 150 minutes weekly (30 minutes a day, five days a week on average). The group on metformin (Glucophage) did next best and the placebo group, who thought they were on metformin, did the worst. The metformin and placebo groups were all given information on diet and exercise. The 3,234 participants ranged in age from 25 to 85, with an average age of 51. Their average weight was in the obese category — a body-mass index of 34 — and they all had impaired glucose tolerance. In the three-year study, the incidence of diabetes was lowest in the lifestyle modification group (14%), then the metformin group (22%) and worst in the placebo group (29%). About twice as many people in the lifestyle modification group, compared to those taking the placebo, regained normal glucose tolerance. “These findings bring us closer to the goal of containing and ultimately reversing the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes in this country,” says Dr. Allen Spiegel, NIDDK director. The “Eating Well for Life” title of Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s (SMH) dietary education program is geared to diabetics, though anyone who needs to lose weight can benefit. The program integrates nutrition, fitness and stress management, assisting participants in changing their lifestyle through personalized planning, exercise demonstrations, product evaluation

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and recipe review and food sampling. Registered dietitian Heidi-Jo Kaplan, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., directs SMH’s diabetic education program. She is part food counselor, part coach, and when the situation calls for it, part comedienne. Here are some of her tips and quips: • There is no such thing as will power — it’s planning. Plan ahead. Shop ahead. Bring the good food choices in, throw the bad choices out. • No food is taboo unless you make it taboo. (You can’t control how much you’ll eat of it.) • In a restaurant, ask how big the portions are. Then ask that only half be brought out to you. You can take home the rest whey you leave. Restaurants love to see me coming. • Protein buffers carbohydrates. Make sure you always have a protein when you have a carbohydrate, even when it’s a snack, or breakfast. (Examples: six crackers and one tablespoon of peanut butter, a scrambled egg and a slice of toast.) • Holding up a credit-card size portion of French fries and ask yourself, “Can I eat this much (or little) and be happy?” If not, then avoid it altogether.

The next six-part Eating Well for Life class will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the Royal Room, Medical Arts Building, 1950 Arlington Street, next to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. The fee for the class is $150; for the class plus an individual nutritional/fitness consultation, $250. An ongoing series of diabetes education programs are offered free as a community service by SMH. They are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. Presented by an expert speakers, the next two programs are: “Optimal Wellness” with Dr. W. Fred Harvey June 24; and “Diabetes and Impotence” with Dr. Joshua T. Green July 22. For more information or to register, call the Sarasota Memorial HealthLine, at 917-7777. ❑



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Cops’ Corner 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.

May 23 8:06 a.m. — 4000 block Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Disturbance. Subjects warned for parking illegally. 8:29 a.m. — 500 block Bowsprit Lane. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Warned. 1:53 p.m. — GMD at Broadway. Traffic accident. Subject drove into a car, causing $600 in damage. 4:06 p.m. — 6600 block GMD. Traffic accident. Subject turned into a passing car, causing $3,500 in damage.

May 24 6:32 a.m. — 2000 block GMD. Public service. Police stood by while a security guard with a concealed-weapons permit was fired. 8:22 a.m. — Poinsetta Avenue. Rescue. Subject said son fell off chair and hit head. Two weeks ago, subject told police furniture fell on the son’s head, causing an injury that required stitches. 1:04 p.m. — 5800 block GMD. Traffic accident. Subject rearended a car, causing $3,500 worth of damage. He said his brakes were broken. Police found they worked fine. 2:55 p.m. — 6800 block GMD. Public service. Police responded to report of hazing on beach and found 200 teenagers, but no signs of hazing or alcohol.

3:31 p.m. — 6800 block GMD. Juvenile nuisance. Police found tarp with flour, mustard, ketchup and chocolate syrup mixed together where kids congregated. Three empty beer bottles also found. 8:04 p.m. — 5300 block GMD. DUI. Police arrested Anthony Eugene Grech, 45, of Orlando, for drunk driving, after watching him drive in the bike path with a woman on his lap. 8:05 p.m. — 5400 block GMD. Property lost. Cellular phone lost.

May 25 2:55 a.m. — 6900 block GMD. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Warned. 3:03 a.m. — 6400 block GMD. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Warned. 3:04 a.m. — 6400 block GMD. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Warned. 6:16 a.m. — 6300 block GMD. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Warned. 6:19 a.m. — 700 block Tarawitt Drive. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Warned. 11:17 a.m. — 1100 block Bogey Lane. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Warned. 3:32 p.m. — 3800 block GMD. Highway obstruction. Police removed cooler from road. 4:34 p.m. — Longboat Pass Bridge. Traffic accident. Subject rear-ended a car that stopped for drawbridge, causing $4,500 worth of damage. 5:48 p.m. — 100 block GMD. Code enforcement. Subjects warned not to bring dog in park again.

May 26 12:50 p.m. — 5900 block GMD. Fire. Smoking boat extinguished. 1:33 p.m. — 2300 block GMD. Parking violation. Subject told not to park on private property.


1:42 p.m. — Sarasota County. Traffic violation. Police found boy riding jet ski recklessly. Boy said he was 13 years old. The legal age is 14. Police later learned boy is really 10 and “educated him on lying to the police.” Police gave boy court date. Boy said he will not be able to afford his new false teeth if he is fined. 5:20 p.m. — 0 block Lighthouse Point. Trespassing. Subject told not to tie up boat to private dock again. 6:23 p.m. — 100 block Broadway. Property found. Police found woman’s wallet on beach. 8:17 p.m. — 4200 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject cited for attaching wrong tag.

May 27 1:21 a.m. — 2500 block GMD. Traffic violation. Police arrested Keith M. Gehrlich, 34, of Ohio, for driving under the influence of alcohol. 11:12 a.m. — 5600 block GMD. Trespassing. Subject told not to use private beach again. 12:59 p.m. — 1200 block GMD. Boat. Subject warned for operating jet ski too close to shore. 1:50 p.m. — 100 Broadway. Burglary. Subject’s car was victim of violent attack. Its window was smashed, two of its doors were kicked in, the fender was dented, the steering column was ripped apart and several pieces of stereo equipment were taken along with subject’s wallet. 11:22 p.m. — Coquina Beach. Traffic violation. Police found car stopped for broken tag light contained three subjects out of jail on supervised release.

May 28 9:05 a.m. — 4200 GMD. Fire. Gas line was broken by digging landscapers. 10:04 a.m. — 6000 GMD. Parking violation. Subject had a boat trailer and vehicles removed from sidewalk. 10:56 a.m. — 3400 GMD. Animal. Subject was on beach with a dog. He took it back to the house. 1:38 p.m. — 700 St. Judes Drive S. Property lost. Subject’s 162-quart Igloo cooler, valued at $200, is missing. 3:40 p.m. — 1100 GMD. Property lost. Subject is missing a wallet.

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8:34 a.m. — 900 Bogey Lane. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Warned. 8:50 a.m. — 3000 GMD. Traffic violation. Subject cited for having a tag light out. 9:13 a.m. — 5600 GMD. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Warned. 9:35 a.m. — 5100 29th St. W. Code enforcement. Watering violation. Warned. 5:42 p.m. — New Pass Bridge. Traffic accident. Subject’s car rear-ended another car. Bridge warning lights were activated. Cited. 4:05 p.m. — 2000 GMD. Traffic violation. Subject arrested for driving without a license with knowledge. 7:30 p.m. — Off the Key, Bradenton Beach. Traffic violation. Subject arrested for driving without a license with knowledge.

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9:11 p.m. — 7000 GMD. Traffic violation. Subjects cited for not wearing seatbelts. 10:11 p.m. — 7000 GMD. Traffic violation. Subject received notice to appear for possession of alcohol as a minor.

May 30 12:20 a.m. — 3100 GMD. DUI. Melissa A. Berard, 24, of Bradenton, arrested for drunk driving. When asked if she knew why she was stopped, she said, “Because I was going five speeds over the minute” and then “five miles over the speedway.” She was clocked at 77 mph in 45 mph zone. 1:57 a.m. — 1000 GMD. Traffic violation. Subject cited for “failure to maintain single line.” 2:12 a.m. — 5300 GMD. Warrants. Subject arrested on outstanding warrants. 2:40 p.m. — 4600 GMD. Traffic violation. Subject was warned for going 65 mph in 45-mph zone. ❑


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

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Coffee and Conversation — “Let’s Talk Traffic” will be hosted by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, June 13, at Longboat Key Hilton. Mike Guy, executive director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization, will speak on “Can We Get There From Here?” Cost is $10. RSVP, 387-9519. 14th Annual Longboat Key Chamber Amateur Golf Tournament — will be hosted by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Saturday, June 15, at Longboat Key Club, Harbourside Course. Register at 7 a.m. and party at 1 p.m. Cost starts at $100. Details, 387-9519. St. Armands Craft Festival & Summer Sidewalk Sale — will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at St. Armands Circle Park. Details, 388-1554. Business After Hours — will be hosted by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at

the Sports Page Bar & Grille. Cost is $5 and $10. RSVP, 387-9519.

Nooner — will be hosted by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Café Don Giovanni. Cost is $10 and $15. RSVP, 3879519. St. Jude 21st Annual Luncheon and Bike-athon — fund-raising committee will hold its first meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at SunTrust. Tracy Voth, 951-3241. Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key — meets for a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. Details, 383-5050. Rotary Club of Longboat Key — meets at 12:15 p.m. Fridays for lunch at Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort. Lunch is $10. Marilyn Bezner, 387-0706, or Marge or Pete Cypher, 475-4805. 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.

11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at the University Club. Phyllis Cobb will be honored. Admission is $40. RSVP by June 14, 365-8883.

Evening of Wine and Roses — will be hosted by the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23, in the Waterside Room, Sarasota Quay. Cost is $65. RSVP by June 13, 349-3800.

public events Flag Day — will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, June 14, at The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way. Those 55 and older are invited. Details, 955-2122. “Veterans Benefits” Presentation — will be hosted by Neighborly Senior Services of Manatee from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Neighborly Day Center East, 2703 19th St. E., Bradenton. RSVP, 758-9969. Father’s Day at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens — fathers are admitted free when accompanied by a family member from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 11 and free for members and children under 5. Details, 366-5731. Storm Preparedness Display — is featured from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday through September at Florida House Learning Center, Display Room. Free. Details, 3161200.

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2002 Bachelor Ball & Auction — benefiting the United Cerebral Palsy, will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 15, at Michael’s On East. Tickets are $65, $75 and $125. Details, 957-3599. Fashion Show and Luncheon — hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, will be held at

Snorkeling — hosted by the American Littoral Society, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at New Pass, Sarasota Bay. Cost is $4 fand $6. Peggy, 355-2291. Carlton Reserve Walk — will be hosted by the Sierra Club at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 15. Cost is $5. RSVP, 484-4113.

Bishop Harbor Kayak Trip — will be hosted by the Sierra Club Saturday, June 15. Cost is $5. RSVP, 747-2801. Bayshore Bioquest — at Sarasota Bay at South Lido Beach from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15. Cost for American Littoral Society members is $3 and $5 for nonmembers. RSVP, 966-2297. Snorkel in the Gulf — at Point of Rocks at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 20. Cost for American Littoral Society members is $4 and $6 for nonmembers. RSVP, 355-2291. Adult Volleyball Games — are at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Details, 778-3390.

associations Sarasota Tiger Bay Club — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at Michael’s On East. Sen. Lisa Carlton, representatives Michael Bennett, Donna Clarke, Nancy Detert and Jerry Paul will speak. Cost is $15 and $20. RSVP, 955-5865. Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge Club — meets at noon every Wednesday of each month, except the first Wednesday, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave. Cost is $2. Make table reservations with Barbara Parkman, 778-3390. Chi Omega Alumnae Association, SarasotaManatee Area — meets for lunch on the third Wednesday of each month. RSVP with Virginia McAlinden at 371-5106. Manatee Citizens for Off Leash Areas — will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, at South County Library. Laurie Crawford, 755-3507. Under-50 Women’s Mah Jongg Group — will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center, 582 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Bring your own Mah Jongg set and cards. Cost is $2; coffee and tea will be served. Audra Martin, 3785569, Ext. 219, or

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Lunch Bunch — lunch group meeting with focus on stimulating topics meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. RSVP, 366-1700. Friendship Lunch — lunch group meeting with focus on stimulating topics meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, 806 Pinebrook Road, Venice. RSVP, 485-9724. Caring and Sharing — a group of women of all ages meet to discuss quality of life issues from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, 806 Pinebrook Road, Venice. Donations requested. RSVP, 485-9724. Executive Network of Sarasota — meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Sarasota Quay. Michael Miner, 346-3900.


Computer Classes for Seniors — beginners, intermediate and Internet, are offered by the Neighbor Senior Services of Manatee for the novice user. New classes form monthly. Details, 758-9969. Jewelry Class — will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Class is free; bring old beads and/or jewelry. Dorothy Jones, 9552122.

Line Dancing, Muscles and MORE, Pilates, Qi-Gong, Sewing Group, Stepping Stones: Stained Glass, Tap, Total Body Conditioning, Wellness for Seniors and Yoga/Dance. Cost varies. For schedule, call 778-1908.

Yoga Classes — are offered at the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee County from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays; and 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $5 a class for members and $7 for nonmembers. The Feldenkrais Method® — group lessons are offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays at the Island Fitness, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost is $10 a class or $45 for five; first lesson is free. Sibyll Hoch, 778-5416.

Adult Classical Ballet and Classical Easy Movement Classes — are held 9:45 a.m. Mondays at The Sinclair Dance Academy. Cost is $52.50 for six classes. Mo, 779-1108. Excel Computer Classes — are offered by the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee Inc. in June. They will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting June 18, at 1926 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Fees are $ 20 and $25. RSVP, 747-6797. Nature Printed Quilted Squares Class — will be held in a two-session class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesdays, July 8 and 9, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Cost is $55 and $65. Connie Taylor, 366-5731, Ext. 239. Yoga — is offered by the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Fee is $5. RSVP, 366-1700. ❑

“Energy-Efficient, Resource-Efficient, Healthy Approaches to Home Construction and Remodeling” Program — will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Phillippi Estate Park Mansion. Free. Sierra Hotline, 925-9000. Flowers & Foliage Watercolors (Intermediate) — will be held in a three-session class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, June 13, 20 and 27, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Cost is $75 and $85. Connie Taylor, 366-5731, Ext. 239. Anna Maria Island Community Center — offers these classes: Adult Dance/Exercise, Aerobics, Ballroom Dancing, Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, Bridge Lessons, Irish Dance, Karate,

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Early retirement means more than golf, tennis and bridge The subject of early retirement is something that many of us think came up for the first time in the 1980s and 1990s. The tremendous bull market of the ’90s gave many baby boomers the opportunity to retire early, a lot earlier than their parents and grandparents ever dreamed of doing. It is quite likely that those readers who have been retired for some time have their own opinions on retirement and those opinions run the gamut of terrific to terrible. What I find fascinating is that the subject of early retirement is taken up so much earlier than I thought. It is discussed in the fourth book of the Bible, Numbers 8: 23-26. In this passage, Moses relays God’s word that the Levites are to serve the Israelite people through their service at the Tend of Meeting from the time they are 25 years old, but that they are to cease serving, retire, when they are 50 years old. The text does not tell us the reason for this forced retirement. Was it because the physical work was too demanding? Or was it because there was too much stress associated with the job? Perhaps there were simply too many Levites to keep employed and they used early retirement as a way to keep the younger men with younger families gainfully employed. We just don’t know the reason. But we do know human

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nature and we can certainly speculate that there were many discontented 50-and-up Levites. “What do I do with myself now?” And that was a legitimate question, seeing that the Levites, unlike the rest of the tribes of Israel, had no holdings of their own — no herds, flocks or cattle, no land. But then, the text gives us a tremendous lesson: “They shall cease from the service of the work and shall serve no more; but they shall minister with their brethren (i.e. the young, newly consecrated Levites). While the post-50-year-old Levites would no longer be responsible for specific duties, they would be there to share the concerns of their younger colleagues, to help and advise them as needed. They were the spiritual guides and the mentors of the new generation. As Rabbi J.H. Hertz, former chief rabbi of Great Britain, has succinctly put it: “A superannuated life need not be a useless life.” The problem is not just with young retirees who are looking for something to do, but with young retirees who want nothing of service and responsibility. The problem is certainly not limited to the younger retirees; older retirees often think the same way. Rabbi Hertz’ observation should make all of us realize that retired life should be more than golf, tennis and bridge. There is always room for service in life and there is always the obligation to continue contributing to life. Michael Eisenstat is rabbi at Temple Beth Israel. ❑

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All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, will offer Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. Sunday. Holy Eucharist and Healing or Morning Prayer also will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Downs Spitler, interim rector, will officiate. 383-8161. St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, 40 N. Adams Drive, will hold a contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Youth and Adult Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Eric P. Wogen will officiate. 388-1234. St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, will hold a Saturday Mass at 5 p.m. and Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses are held at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Rev. Edward Pick is the pastor of the church. 383-1255. Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, will hold a Friday Shabbat Service at 5:30 p.m. Saturday Shabbat Service is at 10 a.m. Both services will be conducted by a lay member of the congregation, assisted by Joseph Spinella, cantorial soloist/music director. 383-3428. The Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Worship services will be held at 8:30 a.m. (informal) and at 10 a.m. (traditional) Sunday. The Rev. Jim Marsh, interim minister, will officiate. 383-6491.



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Einer Eck Einer Eck, 99, of Lido Key, died May 23. He was born Oct. 25, 1902, in Aboda, Sweden, and has resided here since 1968. He retired as a furniture manufacturer. He was a Paul Harris Fellow of Peru, Ind., Rotary Club, a member of the Sarasota Yacht Club, Sahib Shrine Temple and St. Armands Key Lutheran Church. His survivors include his wife, Ruth N.; three daughters, Sharon Arango of Sarasota, Deborah Eck-Pastoral of San Diego and Leslie (Cookie) Davis of Peru; a son, Jerry Black of Pickens, S.C.; a sister, Alva Ek of Sweden; a brother, Helmer Ek of Sweden; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Eck, two brothers and four sisters. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 1, at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church. Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru, is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, 40 N. Adams Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236.

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Christopher DeSanto Christopher DeSanto, 41, of Elma, N.Y., died May 28. He was born July 19, 1960. He was a former president and CEO of Santo Tours & Travel. He was honored as Man of the Year by the Federation of Italian-American Societies of Western New York when he retired in 2000. His survivors include his wife, Doreen L. (Devine); son, Christopher S. Jr. of Elma; two daughters, Chelsea A. and Grace K. of Elma; mother, Maria (Ferrucci) of Longboat Key and Orchard Park, N.Y.; a brother, Martin of Buffalo; nieces and nephews, all of Buffalo, N.Y., Maria T., Nicolas M. and Dominic J. DeSanto, Andrew, Kathryn and Theresa Gossel, and John and Patrick Finger; parents-in-law, John and Dorothy Devine of Buffalo; as well as in-laws, aunts, uncles and cousins. His father, Salvatore, preceded him in death. A memorial mass was held Saturday, June 8, at St. Martha’s Roman Catholic Church, 200 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made to the Salvatore and Christopher DeSanto Memorial Fund, 8186 Woodview Court, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221.



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The Longbeach Village Association held its social event of the season June 5 with a barbecue at The Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub. The threatening showers held off and the party continued outside as planned. President Dutch Arends took an informal survey of members present to get input for future activities. The association will resume its regular monthly meetings in October.

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L'AMBIANCE $3,450,000 Exceptional casual elegance in beach-front residence with private stairs to the beach and pool area. Open design, marble flooring, and many unique architectural features. MLS#217402 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-383-6411

ST ARMANDS DIVISION $2,500,000 Four bedroom, three and one-half bath. Great pool and deck area. Totally updated with hardwood and marble floors, granite tops. Large breakfast room overlooking family room with two-sided fireplace. LO#217568 LYNN ROBBINS 941-924-9000

LONGBOAT KEY $1,695,000 Entrancing and tasteful. Fabulous 2665square-foot, two-bedroom condo with a superb Gulf view. Three baths. Ample-sized with foyer, airy and open plan. Clubhouse and community swimming pool. MLS#220187 THE KOY GROUP 941-388-3966

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WATER CLUB $1,399,000 Beautiful Cambridge residence in the first Water Club building. Sunset Gulf views as well as views over Sarasota Bay. Sixth floor height means ten-foot ceilings. Tastefully finished. MLS#217463 ROGER PETTINGELL 941-383-6411

Bird/Lido Key BIRD KEY $1,475,000 Three bedroom, three bath with private deeded beach and full Bay views on large cul-de-sac lot. Three-car garage, family room with fireplace, Fla Rm, formal living and dining areas. LO#211406 MARY ANN DABNEY 941-924-9000 KEY TOWER SOUTH $685,000 Full Gulf view at beachfront highrise. Enjoy sunsets and view up and down the beach. Spacious 2BR/2BA with eat-in kitchen. Beautiful building, updated lobby and hallway. Heated pool. LO#221085 RICHARD A. GREENE 941-924-9000 ST ARMANDS TOWERS $675,000 360 oo V irtual View View What an incredible view from this 12th floor unit. You see sunsets, the Gulf, the Bay, St. Armands & LBK. Open 40' balcony with access from living areas as well. MLS#215705 TAMMY GARNER 941-388-3966 LIDO SURF & SAND $599,000 Full Gulf wrap-around views, 2BR/2BA, 3rd floor, unsurpassed views, beautiful pool/Jacuzzi, inside secure garage/club room/sauna & exercise. Low maintenance. MLS#202910 LOUISE TESSIER 941-388-3966 BIRD KEY $518,000 360 oo V irtual View View Wonderful garden home 4 full bedrooms, office with bath. Modestly remodeled. South exposure from this lovely home. Pool with large deck offer entertainment. LO#218877 STEVEN C. KEPECZ 941-924-9000 PELICAN GARDENS $119,900 Awesome Lido location! Near the beach, this studio apartment is nestled in a peaceful, park-like setting. Enjoy the community pool, maintenancefree lifestyle & amenities of Lido. MLS#211568 SOLVEIGA SPALVINS 941-388-3966

LONGBOAT KEY $475,000 Rarely available 80 feet "t" boat slip at Longboat Key Moorings. Outstanding opportunity for your "special" yacht. MLS#218682 MICHAEL GRANSTON 941-383-6411 213143

LIDO REGENCY $395,000 Penthouse unit one bedroom, one and onehalf bath with full Gulf view. Beachfront highrise with elegant lobby, heated pool, fitness and party rooms. On-site management and security. LO#213143 RICHARD A. GREENE 941-924-9000

WATER CLUB $2,695,000 Exquisitely appointed, beachfront residence with 3 large terraces! Popular "Arlington" plan with marble flrs, crown mouldings, beautiful upgrades throughout! Spectacular sunsets. MLS#219307 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411

GRAND BAY $899,000 Fabulous decorator furnished Biscayne with breathtaking views of the Bay and city lights! Two bedrooms plus den with every amenity including fitness center, fabulous pool. MLS#219185 JUDY KEPECZ 941-383-6411

WATER CLUB $1,695,000 Unbelievable apartment. Shows better than any Cambridge model 3rd bedroom area behind magnificent glass drs.Marble bar, great soffit lighting, great taste in every detail plus TKF. MLS#213386 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-383-6411

BAY ISLES $879,900 Beautifully maintained home with deep water dock in the LBK Club. Three bedroom, two bath and family room all on one level. Bonus first level area includes workshop & lots of storage. MLS#216979 LINDA & EMMETT WEBER 941-383-6411

PROMENADE $1,675,000 Views of Gulf, Bay & city from this picture-perfect apartment. Every upgrade, paneled library, master bedroom, and crown moulding, marble floors, granite tops. Two parking spaces. MLS#220748 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-383-6411 WATER CLUB $1,249,000 Sophisticated "Cambridge" floor plan, tastefully appointed throughout with custom built entertainment center in den, gourmet kitchen with granite, new carpet in bedrooms. MLS#219936 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $1,150,000 Turnkey furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with beautiful views of Sarasota Bay and city skyline. Updated home in mint condition. LO#218767 STEVEN C. KEPECZ 941-924-9000 LONGBOAT $1,100,000 360 oo V irtual V iew One in from the Bay! Recently renovated home. Roof only four years old. Fabulous views! Everything redone! Tile floors, windows, kitchen, baths & fireplace. Just move in! MLS#213558 THE KOY GROUP 941-388-3966

BANYAN BAY $359,000 On Longboat Key's north end, this beautifully turnkey furnished and remodeled Banyan Bay condo has a private view out to the Bay with beach access right across the street. MLS#218482 HANNERLE MOORE 941-383-6411

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $879,000 Well-built Rutenberg home, third in from open Bay with southern exposure. On nicest street in Country Club Shores. New boat lift for up to 31foot boat and large dock. MLS#216721 GABE BUKY 941-383-6411 ISLANDS WEST $875,000 Highly sought-after Islands West! Fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo. Updated and exquisitely decorated. LO#220314 JOSAN HICKS 941-924-9000 EMERALD POINTE $699,000 Brand-new and ready to move-in! Gorgeous Amethyst model behind the Longboat Key Club’s Harbour section gates in private comm of only 16 custom luxury homes. Won't last! MLS#218051 R. PETTINGELL/B. MYER 941-383-6411 SEA GATE CLUB $699,000 Spectacular 10th floor southwest corner: sunrise to sunsets - see city lights, dolphins in the Gulf, 180-degree view of everything! Large balcony, and views from every room. MLS#219889 JUDY KEPECZ 941-383-6411 SEA GATE CLUB $650,000 Fifteenth floor, penthouse condo. 2BR/2BA unit with fabulous full Gulf views. Open plan, updated, and well decorated. Great amenities. LO#208054 MARY ANN DABNEY 941-924-9000

BAYPORT $359,900 Well-maintained residence, TKF. Light & bright with partial view of Gulf. Covered prkg, Olympicsized pool, glass-enclosed lanai. MLS#220241 TONY ASKEW 941-383-6411 SABAL COVE $349,000 Build your dream home on one of the biggest lots in Sabal Cove! MLS#219529 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411 LONGBOAT HARBOUR TOWER $329,900 This direct Gulf-front condo captures the glorious sea & sunsets. Nicely furn in upbeat decor. All this is offered in this TKF Gulf getaway. MLS#216437 BOB & TAUBE LEVITT 941-388-3966 SEAPLACE $299,000 Largest 2BR/2BA floor plan at Seaplace. Peaceful garden views from this fully furnished, spacious condo in beach front building - just steps from the beach! South end of Longboat Key! MLS#219627 J. BOGUSZEWSKI, P.A./L. KOY 941-388-3966

Mainland RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES $2,600,000 Twelfth floor, two or three bedroom, two & one-half bath, 3553-square-foot model. Elegantly furnished by Robb & Stucky. Views of Bay/Gulf. Also available: 10th floor, 2800 SF, $1.9 million. LO#218254 DYRK DAHL 941-924-9000 RITZ-CARLTON $2,590,000 Fabulous modified Marseilles with many upgrades. Magnificent kitchen with custom cabinets, center island, Sub-zero refrigerator and much more. Luxurious master bath. MLS#217663 JUDY KEPECZ 941-383-6411 LAUREL OAK ESTATES $839,500 American-dream style. Custom-built 4BR/3BA golf-area home. This gracious 3652-square-foot residence provides foyer, cathedral ceilings. Splashy pool. Golf course. MLS#217362 GEORGE K. APPEL 941-924-9000

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

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

MARINA BAY $998,000 Spectacular Bay views compliment this graciously appointed 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath plus family room residence! Loaded with upgrades, including Berber carpeting, Corian counters. MLS#220759 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411

BAY ISLES $2,975,000 Completely renovated boater's dream home in most prestigious section in LBK.150 Feet of sea wall with space for 3 boats & 2 jet ski hoists. Outstanding new landscaping MLS#219109 MICHAEL GRANSTON 941-383-6411

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

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

SIESTA ISLES $1,149,000 Waterfront - Siesta Isles. Have the best! A magnificent “John Cannon” Mediterranean style home, 4-5BR plus computer room with 3-car garage, boatlift & open pool. Walk to beach. MLS#209083 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-383-6411

SLEEPY LAGOON $2,695,000 Direct Gulf front! Beautiful tropical landscaping. Four bedroom, three bath with 20x40 pool. Great for casual beach-front living or for building your dream home. MLS#210404 MARTY BENSON 941-383-6411

SOUTH KEY $975,000 Capture sunrises and sunsets, Gulf, Bay, skyline and golf course vistas from this spectacular 5th floor home. Light, bright airy in this 2BR plus den plan. Lots of amenities. MLS#211417 JUDY KEPECZ 941-383-6411

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

SARASOTA $599,000 Gated waterfront lot. Beautiful private enclave of only two new homes. Construct your new home on this wide channel that goes directly to the Bay. MLS#215435 LYNN ROBBINS 941-924-9000

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $599,000 Charming Country Club Shores home, lovingly renovated and decorated. Located on the end of canal, views are down the waterway & out to Bay. Sold furn with brand-new seawall. MLS#218290 ROGER PETTINGELL 941-383-6411 BAY ISLES $549,000 Least expensive home in the Bayou! Situated on a large corner lot with lush landscaping & caged pool. Open floor plan with large rooms, perfect for entertaining & Florida living! MLS#217012 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411

Siesta Key WHITAKER BAYOU $1,999,000 Deep water. Boat basin. Spacious, gracious & in pvt gated enclave. Perfect location! MLS#211298 ELLEN B. ROSS 941-924-9000

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“I thought it would be a challenge and something I wanted to do” — REV. JOHN MULLEN ON JOINING THE PRIESTHOOD

Mullen on the day of his ordination in 1962.

The Rev. John Mullen celebrates 40 years as a priest with a champagne reception on Father’s Day, June 16, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

A special Father’s Day for a special ‘father’ BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

One of Longboat Key’s most famous “fathers” will observe a special occasion this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16. The Rev. John Mullen, or Father Mullen as he is known to his parishioners at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Longboat Key, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his ordination as a priest with a champagne reception to be held following the 10:30 a.m. Mass he will conduct. For the past five and half years, Mullen has served parishes in Florida. Initially at St. Joseph’s in Bonita Springs, Mullen has provided needed support in the St. Mary’s parish and to St Bernard’s parish in Holmes Beach since June 2000. Born and brought up in Providence, R.I., Mullen decided at an early age he wanted to become a priest. “I didn’t have a specific reason,” he explained. “I thought it would be a challenge and something I wanted to do.” Mullen definitely got a challenge. For the 31 years prior to coming to Florida, Mullen served as chaplain to inmates in the Suffolk County jail in Boston. The conditions at the jail were hardly civilized. Built in 1848 and filled to

capacity by 1851, the facility was finally replaced in 1990. It was a 60-hour, seven-day-week for Mullen. Mullen has a million jail-house stories but he’s not telling any. “They needed me to listen to them,” he said. “I was a good listener.” “It was a challenge,” he said. “You are working with men and women of the lowest intelligence but very cunning and manipulative.” “How,” Father Mullen asked, “Do you deal with people, who, as a rite of passage, strive to get arrested at least once a month for a year. Twelve incarcerations in a year is their goal.” He found differences between the men and women inmates. “The women, at first, were more reticent to talk with me,” Mullen related. “But when they did, they really talked. The men were faster to open up at the start of talks with them but didn’t continue.” The prison population reflected the

diversity of the area, divided almost equally between whites, blacks and Hispanics. “I dealt with them one on one,” Mullen said. “There were guards present but not close, but I was never threatened by any of the inmates.” Security was always tight. “You have no idea the ingenious methods people used to try to smuggle things into the jail,” he said. “We didn’t even allow Bibles to be brought in. The pages could be dusted with drugs. High heel boots on visitors were always closely checked.” Over the three decades he worked in the jail, Mullen said there were changes, “The inmates are younger and the crimes more violent.” His explanation is simple: “Lack of family life. Many of the inmates learned from example ... what they saw in their homes.” Lack of follow up after the inmates CONTINUED ON PAGE 2B

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serve their time and are released bothers Mullen. “Most have no place to go than return home to the same conditions which helped land them in jail in the first place,” he said. Mullen has no idea how many inmates he “saved.” The number probably wasn’t great, he said, because the prison had about an 85% recidivism. Mullen isn’t quite sure how he ended up being a jail chaplain. “I guess because nobody else wanted to do it,” he said. Mullen’s career did include service outside of the jail, however. Mullen attended the Shadowbrook Seminary in Lenox, Mass. and prepared for the priesthood at the College of the Holy Spirit in Weston, Mass. After 15 years of study and training, he

was ordained in 1962. While completing his studies at the seminary, Mullen, a member of the Society of Jesus, taught religion and economics for three years at St. George’s School in Kingston, Jamaica. He recalls his time in Jamaica as pleasant and friendly. But that is not what he found two years ago when he returned to celebrate the school’s 100th anniversary. “We stayed in Kingston,” he recalled. “I could feel the hatred of the natives. I would not like to go back.” An athlete as a youth, Mullen continues his interest in sports, primarily football. The New England Patriots is his favorite team. He could become a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, too, but “they have to do something first.” Despite his busy schedule, Mullen enjoys astronomy and is a star gazer, a hobby begun when he was jail chaplain. “It relaxes me” as does his other hobby, stamp collecting. His special interest is American stamps. ❑

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A Joycean Odyssey

BY MARTY FUGATE Arts and Entertainment Writer


n case you haven’t heard, “Bloomsday in Sarasota” is almost upon us. It’s the third annual celebration of James Joyce’s banned, celebrated, read and not-quite-read “Ulysses,” chronicling the career of Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom through the streets of Dublin, Ireland on June 16, 1904. Unless you’re currently going to or employed by a university, that may mean precious little to you. But hopefully this event will help change that. James Joyce has been the pet of the academics for far too long. (He said he’d keep the scholars busy for 100 years but failed to prophesy that he would keep many of them employed.) Joyce, like the archetypal Finnegan of his big black book, has been the guest of honor at an interminable scholastic wake — and also the main course. Needless to say, the academics are aware of this irony but dine nonetheless. But everyone’s invited to this celebration — not to accumulate academic credits, but to have a good time. As Anthony Burgess said, Joyce was essentially a comic writer. The ultimate teller of shaggy-dog stories, Joyce piled up mountains of words for minimal, punch lines. Spell them out and they seem anticlimactic. Ulysses reduced the tale of brave Odysseus to a day in the life of a henpecked ad salesman; “Finnegans Wake” reduced history to a barman’s bad dream. And ... ? Readers who climbed these mountains often wondered if the joke at the top was worth it. (That joke was on the reader.) Farced in with Joyce’s jokes were nuggets of common sense, homey anecdotes, wisdom — even prophecy. As Philip K. Dick observed, Joyce started “Finnegans Wake” four years after the end of World War I — yet there are scenes of characters sitting around a TV set and a reference to audio tapes. Dick forgot to mention a possible reference to a thermonuclear explosion (resulting from the “abnihilisation of the etym”) in a book completed in 1939. All of this proves nothing — except most of the readers who attack the Joycean mountain range don’t regret it. Joyce, the quintessential loner, was at the same time a family man, a man who loved cities, and ultimately, a party animal. He was Irish to the bone but turned his back on Ireland. Joyce became an exile from his home to recreate that home in print. Readers who enter his Ireland of ink enjoy the visit and often can’t keep themselves away. It just so happens there’s a fairly high concentration of those readers in our own backyard. According to Joan Saunders of the Bloomsday committee, “I think it’s a sign that the literary renaissance in Sarasota is continuing to blossom. What we’re doing is living Joyce — dramatic readings, performances, discussion groups of non-academic readers. Bringing Joyce into the realm of performance has been a relatively minor thing until recently. What we’re doing is in the avant garde of the Joycean

Blinded by the light St. Armands Key resident Lisl Marburg Goodman is a former associate professor of psychology as well as a practicing clinical psychologist. She’s also a published author. Up until now, her output has been restricted to two nonfiction books and assorted articles in professional journals. The recently published “Light at the End of the Tunnel” is her first novel-length foray into the realm of fiction. Appropriately, the theme is psychological. Her central character is a famous actor who suffers from an obsession he can’t name and a childhood he can't recall. Finding the answers to his unnamed question leads him into the tunnel of lost and denied history of his early childhood — a darkness which leads him to the horrors of Josef Mengele’s laboratory in Nazi Germany during the ’40s. So is there light at the end of the tunnel — or just more darkness? Goodman was guarded on the subject. “I don't want to let the cat out of the bag,” she said. “You'll have to read the book.” I subsequently did — and it’s quite a pageturner. But I’m honor-bound by the author not to give any hints whatsoever. And in case that's piqued your curiosity ... Goodman will be signing copies of her novel at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Circle Books. Call 388-2850 for details.

Bubbles yes, troubles no

Let’s see ... how can I be even more obscure? James Joyce in 1929. world. If you read the journals and look at what they’re saying at other Joycean conferences, they’re starting to look to us. When readers and scholars come here to participate they fall in love with us, because the audience they find here is so intelligent, so open, so warm and responsive. I think it’s wonderful.” Ideal readers, world-class scholars and performers, James Joyce, beautiful scenery, some jazz, JJ&S and a little Guinness. It all adds up to one great party on the streets of Sarasota this Sunday, June 16. Here’s some of what you can expect:

Burns Court Cinema • Mary Ellen Bute’s rarely-screened “Passages from Finnegans Wake” will be shown at 9 a.m. The film will be followed by a brief Q&A conducted by tall-talking Texan John Hardy III, the world’s leading authority on this cinematic slice of Joyce’s dream of history. Tickets are $5.

Victoria’s Restaurant and Pub • “Bloomsday Brunch” — this reservedseating feast fit for a Lestrygonian takes place at 11:30 a.m. To accompany the meal, there’ll be a reading of one of the funniest passages in “Ulysses,” concerning a difficult birth in Nighttown. The cost is $15 and advance reservation is required.

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David Breitbarth and Tessie Hogan recreate “Scenes from Nora’s Wedding Day.”

If you happened to be driving in the vicinity of First and Cocoanut in downtown Sarasota the other day, you may have noticed a proliferation of iridescent bubbles in the air. What you saw was Florida Studio Theatre’s “Bubblewalk” — a “bubble parade” put on by students from Florida Studio Theatre’s summer camps. The kids carried pro-bubble placards, waved bubble wands, and distributed mini-bubble bottles to passers-by. It was a fitting ceremony of innocence — a celebration of childhood and a child’s willingness to play. If you think about childhood, you think of bubble gum, bubble baths, Mr. Bubble — the bubble is the perfect symbol. According to Kate Alexander, FST's associate director and director of education, it’s also the perfect symbol for the theater. “Like the theater, bubbles are ephemeral,” she says. “They last for only a brief amount of time, and then they're gone.”

understatement. Take my word for it.) • “Jazz at the 1931 wedding of James and Nora Joyce.” Longboat Key saxman Kenny Soderblom presents Dick Hyman’s interpretation of the music of the Joycean nuptials at 3 p.m. • “Scenes from Nora’s Wedding Day.” Asolo actors Tessie Hogan and David Breitbarth conclude with this selection from Larkin McGuire’s “The Great Sinner” at 3:30 p.m.

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A Festival Overture As I write this article, the Sarasota Music Festival is only four days old. It’s already made its mark on the area music scene. Robert Levin conducted the piano master class on Tuesday evening. Levin is renowned for improvised cadenzas and flashy yet historically accurate performances of Mozart and Beethoven. He also has a reputation as a consummate scholar and entertaining teacher. I attended his class and can attest that this is well-deserved. Thanks to his engaging coaching and commentary and the brilliant performances he elicited from the students, the hours flew. John Mack, an oboist and faculty member, performed a special recital on Wednesday evening. Mack has led the wind section of the incomparable Cleveland Orchestra from 1965 to 2001. He’s as respected as they come in the oboe world. I came to the performance with high expectations but found the experience sobering. This venerable musician and pedagogue seemed to be struggling. His phrasing was masterful at times — at other times it became awkward and lacking in breadth. The performance was a painful reminder of what we all face with age. The Artist Showcase on Thursday kicked off the festival’s official concert series. Bassoonist John Miller, bass-player Fred Bretschger, and harpsichordist Joy Michelle Cline were the artists being showcased. Performing a selection of small chamber and solo works, they especially delighted the audience with a graceful Baroque sonata by John Ernest Galliard. Miller’s aptly ornamented

solo line was supported in perfect balance by his continuo duo. Immediately after this tasteful opening, violinist James Buswell dove straight for the jugular with Eugene-Auguste Ysaye’s Sonata No. 4, Op. 27 — a favorite of virtuosos everywhere. With its allemande and sarabande dance movements, this perennial potboiler takes a page from a Bach solo violin sonata, though Ysaye illuminated it with all the pyrotechnics of the late 19th century. Buswell always commanded the stage; he almost always commanded his violin. His energy and dramatic flair more than made up for occasional imperfections in technique. Pianists Robert Levin and John Perry performed together on Claude Debussy’s Petite Suite. It was a delight to hear this piece “piano four hands” as it was originally intended; it seemed to blossom and proliferate in surprising ways. This was easily the musical highpoint of the afternoon. Charles Neidich introduced the program’s final selection. He explained his simple motive for transcribing a clarinet version of Mendelssohn’s Sonata in F, Op. 4 for violin: “I just love this piece,” he said. From the first joyful statements in the opening allegro vivace, to the sumptuous adagio, to all Mendelssohn’s famous feather light and devilishly fast flights up to the last, clear, hauntingly sustained note, it was clear that Neidich was intent on passing that love along. With the accompaniment of pianist Jean Schneider, he clearly succeeded. It was hard to believe Mendelssohn hadn’t intend-

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This is a musical comedy about a serial killer. Knowing that, I figured it would be an extended sick joke along the lines of “Sweeney Todd.” To my surprise, it turned out to be strangely tender and domestic. Like “Psycho,” it’s all about a boy who wants to make his mom proud. Christopher “Kit” Gill (David Edwards) is an unemployed actor. His late mother was the queen of Theater Broadway. Kit feels eclipsed by “No Way to her legacy and Treat a Lady” Florida Studio Theatre think he hears her mock him Reviewed June 6 from a portrait. She calls him a failure and a disappointment — all because he’s never gotten a write-up in Surviving in New York City is always something to sing about. Kathy Halenda and The New York Times. Well, he’s going to change that — it’ll Lauren Mufson are staying alive in “No Way to Treat a Lady” at Florida Studio Theatre. be the greatest acting challenge ever! Colombo’s younger brother — a love- cal director Michael Sebastian.) It all And so Kit puts on a killer command able underdog. We want Kit to fail. We sounds like a conventional score from a performance in which he dons various want to see Morris start winning. classic musical from the 1940s and ’50s disguises (a Barry Fitzgerald-esque priest, And he does. Thanks to the killer’s — but interspersed with darkly hip a gigolo dance instructor, etc.), all the tips, his detective career gets a boost. throwaway lines. You’ll be rewarded for better to gain the trust of various aging Morris winds up in the papers; he learns paying close attention. women (who resemble his dead diva of a to stand up to his mom; he wins the The musical version of “No Way to mother), get into their apartments and heart of Sarah Stone (warmly and sym- Treat a Lady” is based on a novel by summarily strangle them. He does and pathetically played by Lauren Mufson), a William Goldman. Cohen first adapted gets away with it. But nobody notices — woman ordinarily outside his league. it in 1987 and recently adapted his adapincluding The New York Times. From The killer also seems to be getting what tation for the current run at FST. The her portrait, Mom still mocks. he wants. He gets publicity, even a write big change? This time around, the stranKit figures its time for a little self-pro- up at The Times — but it’s never gler’s not the star of the show. motion. He calls the NYPD and claims enough. Kit decides the detective’s This is definitely an improvement — responsibility to detective Morris “Mo” reneged on the deal and decides to even but don’t think the musical’s all sweetBrummel (Kevin Del Aguila). Morris the score in a particularly nasty way. ness and light now. There are still plenty doesn’t buy it — until a few killings turn Without spoiling the ending, let’s just of scenes with Kit, and it’s a dark, guilty out the way his caller predicted. say that, unless you happen to be rooting pleasure every time. He comes rolling And so Kit starts feeding Morris tips. for the serial killer, it’s a happy one. out on an elaborate lofty throne like the The implied contract: The killer boosts This is not to say it’s a happy play. deranged monarch of a theatrical kingMorris’ cop career; the detective gets the Hilariously funny? Sure — and strangely dom of one. These scenes are a jolt of killer a write-up in The Times. Morris tender and domestic as I said before. But comic electricity — coming, as they do, never actually agrees. But Kit intends to make no mistake: the comedy’s dark. after slices of domestic dysfunctionality hold him to it. It’s easy to make a misstep in a dance with Morris. It’s a hoot, as are his endless Cop and killer oddly mirror each of horror and ha-ha. Fred Weiss’ direc- quick changes. Kudos for Edwards for a other. Both have had their egos squashed tion finds the right comic balance manic, comic performance. by domineering moms. (Morris’ Mom is between cozy domesticity and creepy But let’s give kudos where kudos are still alive — a guilt-inducing widowed scenes of murder. Of course it helps to due. Halenda plays Kit’s mom speaking mother of the Jewish variety. Kathy have the right book, music and lyrics. behind the portrait; she plays Morris’ Halenda is perfect here.) Both have Douglas J. Cohen is the author of all of mother; she plays all of Kit’s victims; she dead-ended in their careers. It’s equally the above. Like Harry Shearer and other goes through nearly as many quick true that they’re not alike. Kit resembles comic talents, Cohen looks back to the changes as Edwards does, though she’s so a cross between Jon Lovitz’ “Master musicals of the pre-Webber and Rice era good it’s easy to miss that it’s the same Thespian” and Vincent Price in for inspiration in his witty, idiosyncratic actress if you don’t look carefully. “Theater of Blood.” Kit resembles music and lyrics. (Nicely served by musiAs I said, it pays to pay attention. ❑

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FSU introduces young dancers to Sarasota BY ELINOR ROGOSIN Dance Critic

It is obvious that FSU’s expansion into the Sarasota arts scene through the takeover of the Ringling Museum and the Asolo Theatre presupposes an emphasis on education. With the added presence of Dance Sarasota, that mission has been extended into the community at large with an ambitious agenda that includes a variety of workshops and performances that have already been held in both Sarasota and Bradenton. These activities, which will be on going, have been free of charge. With the performance of FSU Dance on Tour the program’s outreach objective has been extended to the paying public. However, the dancers in the FSU company are student dancers from the Dance Department at Florida State University in Tallahassee. That stated it is no surprise that the outstanding works on the evening’s program have been choreographed by professionals, not the students. “The Beloved” (1948), choreographed by Lester Horton, a California-based choreographer, and reconstructed from a Labanotation score by FSU student Bridget Bleistein, is a passionate study of sexual repression. Though choreographed more than 50 years ago, the drama of emotional tension inherent in the tightly coiled movements of the woman and the staunch unyielding man, who uses hand holding as a way to shackle his wife, resonates in today’s world where domestic violence has become a subject of concern. Jack Clark was stiff and focused as the domineering, rigid man, fighting his own impulses. Jennifer Handel, a small, compact dancer gave a vivid, intense performance as the woman unable to free herself from the grip of her homicidal husband. Handel is a professional dancer who has returned to the FSU program. “Walking Out the Dark” (2002), choreo-

FSU’s Dance on Tour — hitting the boards at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. graphed by Ronald K. Brown to an infectious score by the Columba Ballet Folklorica de Santiago recording of “Asikan Bata,” is a group work with an underlying African reference in both the basic structure of the dance and in the choreography with its emphasis on hip and shoulder isolations. Brown, who has had his own dance company since 1985, used the acrobatic strength and natural ease of his AfricanAmerican student dancers in a nonstop, energized dance of communication between four men and four girls. Both the beat of the music and the rhythm of the dancing had the hypnotic power of some unknown ritualistic ceremony. The dance began and ended in a circle. A woman, (Millicent Johnnie) the temptress, engaged one of the men. Hips undulating, she swayed, arched her back, advanced and retreated while the beat never faltered. The other dancers morphed into a non-verbal chorus, echoing the pair’s “dialogue” with pulsating repetition until the stage became an almost hallucinating vision of swaying hips and undulating shoulders. Then one man, followed by

another and then another, entered the circle to participate in a traditional challenge dance that gave each of the young dancers a turn at showing off his strength. The dancers, Edwin Bennett, Dewitt Cooper, Millicent Johnnie, Lela Jones, Julian Lloyd, Omar Miller, Adrienne Poarch and Bennaldra Williams, were chosen through an audition process and worked with Brown in a workshop. Anjali Austin was the FSU rehearsal director for this engaging work that captivated the audience’s attention and was the highlight of the evening’s concert. “Her” (2001), the composition choreographed and performed by Amy Knauff, had a lyrical quality that was lovely. Knauff has a breath and an underlying strength to her dancing that is reminiscent of early Duncan dancers with their fondness for large, open movements. Wearing loose pants and a top with the hint of an apron, Knauff explored her own feelings in a series of movements rooted in a basic, modern-dance vocabulary. Knauff and Handel were the two dancers in “Sound Vessels” (2002), choreographed by Lynda Davis, the artistic director of Dance Repertory Theatre, to a great score, Mark

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Venice Art Center — “Last Call,” Jack Dowd’s realistic sculptural recreation of a New York Tavern, is on exhibit from is Monday, June 17 through August 16. Call 485-7136.

ongoing Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island — “Birds of a Feather” features Shirley O’Day’s bird carvings and paintings by other guild artists through June. 778-6694. Paradise Gallery — “Music in Colors.”

Joanna Tyka makes music with color and form through June 30. 366-7155.

Art Center Sarasota — its “All Media, Juried Summer Members Show” continues through June. Call 365-2032. Longboat Key Center for the Arts — art by the center’s faculty is featured in its “Faculty Exhibit” along with art by the center’s volunteers in its “Volunteer Exhibit.” Both run through Aug. 1. 383-2345. Sonnet Gallery — “Abstracted Politics: Dedicated to Venezuela.” This exhibit of work by the Venezuelan painter Moravia continues through July 4. 955-6443. Santa Fe Trails — featuring Southwestern gourd artist P.C. Wegmann during the month of June. 954-1972.

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Island Gallery West — this artists’ cooperative holds its “Summer Sizzle” through Sept. 27. 778-6648. Island Branch Library — featuring an exhibit of shimmering watercolors by Alice Ottavi, cross-stitch by Barbara Carrier, weaving by Kathy Kotovsky and painting and sculpture by Valeri Rose through June. 778-6341. Selby Gardens — “The Windows Photographic Exhibition.” These photos by Emma E. Booker elementary students offer fresh-eyed perspectives on the natural world through June 16. Free with admission. Call 366-5731. Blue House Gallery — featuring work by Robert Larsen through June 22. 366-0211. Missing Link Gallery — showcasing indigenous art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas and contemporary photographs by Mario Algaze, Maggie Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann and Bill West. 366-6600. Katharine Butler Gallery — “Howard Cowdrick: The Spirit Rising Series” runs through June 29. 955-4546. The Palm Avenue Gallery — featuring watercolors and mixed media of Barbara Schiacatano and the Lucite “ice sculpture” of Leonard Cave through June 30. 953-5757. Unitarian Universalist Church — “My Persona, My Vision, Links to the Self” features paintings and clay figures by Billie Brown through June 30. 371-4974. Provenance Gallery — featuring original aviation art by John Young, William Phillips and Kevin Lundy through July. 3666777. Elizabeth Rice Fine Art — featuring an ongoing exhibit of work by the Russian-born artist Valentin Popov. 954-8575. Beverly Fleming Gallery — “Striking Chords.” This exhibit



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Koz and effect Getting a bit hot lately? This is as good a time as any to cool down with “Dave Koz and Friends: A Smooth Summer Night,” 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. If “smooth” implies easylistening, think again. Saxman Koz joins forces with Norman Brown, Brian Culbertson and James Ingram to create a high-octane performance reminiscent of Coltrane’s later work or Miles Davis in the “Birth of the Cool” sessions — if this music is “smooth,” it’s smooth like summer lightening. Tickets are $43, $37 and $29. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-826-9303.

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Asolo Theatre — “Fully Committed,” the tale of a struggling actor struggling to stay sane has been extended through June 16. Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388. Florida Studio Theatre — “No Way to Treat a Lady,” Douglas Cohen’s tale of a mama’s boy detective on the trail of a publicity-crazed serial killer, stays on the case through June 22. Call 366-9000. Golden Apple Dinner Theatre — “Annie Get Your Gun.” Irving Berlin’s classic musical on the life of Annie Oakley takes aim through June 30. Call 366-5454. Theatre Works — “The Fat Lady Sings.” Carol Provansha’s revue of the music of Kate Smith, Sophie Tucker and other “women of size” is living large through June 30. Call 9529170.


Sarasota Music Festival — this noted teaching festival of chamber music continues through June 22. An “Artist Showcase” takes place at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in Holley Hall. Tickets are $17 and $22; the concluding “Faculty Concerts” are set for 8 p.m. Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, at the Sarasota Opera House. Tickets are from $20 to $35; the concluding free “Student Participation Concerts” take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday June 13, 3 p.m. Saturday June 15, and 7:30 p.m. Thursday June 20 and 3 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Holley Hall. Call 953-4252 for details. Sarasota Folk Club Old Time Folk Jam — presenting an evening of spontaneous folk music from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at 1625 Vereda Verde, Sarasota. Call for directions: 377-9256.

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McCurdy’s Comedy Theater — Barry Diamond (aka “Buckles” the obnoxious comedian on “Seinfeld”) does anything for a laugh through June 16. Call 925-FUNY.


Circle Books — Lisl Marburg Goodman, St. Armands Key author of “Light at the End of a Tunnel” will be signing copies of her book at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Call 3882850.


Sarasota Film Society’s Burns Court Cinema — “The Importance of Being Earnest.” A stellar cast (including Judi Dench and Reese Witherspoon) brings Wilde’s hilarious play about mistaken, borrowed and invented identity to life in this new film by Oliver Parker. For complete schedule and times, call 955-FILM.


The Sarasota Opera — presenting its 2002 Summer Youth Opera Workshop from June 17 to July 26. It’s now accepting applications from young people, ages 8 to 18, for its popular six-week program. The intense yet kid-friendly workshop covers all aspects of opera from singing to stagecraft. The cost is $175. 366-8450. Players Theatre — presenting a “Group Motion/Dance Movement Workshop” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15 and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 16, conducted by Manfred Fischbeck, acclaimed artistic director of Philadelphia’s “Group Motion” dance company. The cost is $70 for the full workshop, $30 for a day class, and $20 for an evening class. 365-2494 or 215-387- 9895. Wildacres Art Workshops — the Ringling School of Art and Design conducts two workshop sessions in the Blue Ridge mountain retreat from July 14 through 20 and July 21 through 27. Call 955-8866 for reservations or details. Writers’ Workshops — meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. every Monday except holidays at Building 11, Room 144 at Manatee Community College. These sessions are free and sponsored by the Retired Educators and Professionals Institute. 748-4647. Soulspeak — learn to speak from the soul using the forms of ancient tribal poetry at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13 near Towles Court. $10 introductory fee. Call 366-6468 for details, reservation and directions. Longboat Key Center for the Arts — still presenting ongoing

adult classes. Reservation space is still available for its next kids’ summer camp from Wednesday, June 17 through June 28. Camp is held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $50 for four classes. Call 383-2345. South Manatee Branch Library — drawing classes for beginning and advanced students ages 10 to 17. 755-3892. Sarasota School of Glass — continuing classes in fusing, stained glass, beadmaking, glass-blowing and more. 955-3839. Art Center Sarasota — “Art 4 Kids on Saturdays.” These classes in drawing, painting, sculpture and more encourage kids to have fun while learning about art. The next six week session takes place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. every Saturday from June 22 through July 27. The cost is $120 per session and $25 per class. Call 365-2032. The Art Studio of Colleen Cassidy-Berns — watercolor classes. Ongoing and new 6-week sessions for all levels taught by Cassidy-Berns. 924-1200. Recorder Classes and Lessons — offered at St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key. 929-9137. American International Dance Centre — separate ballroom classes for ages 12 and older. 955-8363. Art classes — Artist teaches acrylic painting and more. Kids and adult classes available afternoons and evenings. 3588914.

Classical ballet — ballet class for mature ex-dancers. 7791108. Purple Tiger Dance Studio — Salsa and Mambo group classes every Monday night at 8 p.m. Each class is $8 or $50 for 10 classes. 955-0039. ❑

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Dining out

Specialties at new Chinese restaurant truly are special The attractive exterior of China Pavilion, a newcomer on St. Armands Circle, caught my eye several times as I drove around the Circle headed to Sarasota. Walking by one evening, I picked up a menu from a convenient outdoor box. While working a bit late one night, I thought it was the time to call in and order out. Because I was also planning to drop in and visit a friend that evening, it was perfect timing. I called my friend and said, “Don’t cook, I’m bringing Chinese. What would you like?” “I’ll try anything with tofu or egg foo yung,” she said. I think the hardest thing about dining in or out at a Chinese restaurant is the incredible number of choices one has. At China Pavilion, there are more than 65 entrée choices of seafood, beef, pork, chicken or vegetarian. Add to that number 10 combination dinners, 10 appetizers and 10 house specialties. In a healthy-choice category are four entrées, which are steamed and have no sodium or cholesterol. I found the house specialties most interesting. All had an amazing number and variety of ingredients. Take the Happy Family for example. It is a combination of shrimp, scallops, beef and chicken stir-fried with mushrooms, water chestnuts, broccoli and snow peas in a brown sauce. The Sweet and Sour Triple was another specialty. Crisp-bat-


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tered chicken, pork and shrimp are combined with green peppers and pineapple in a golden sweet-and-sour sauce. I thought this next dish was appropriately named — Dragon Meets Phoenix. Described as a dish served to the emperors of the Ming dynasty, it features large shrimp with chili sauce and General Tao’s chicken. One of the obvious choices, when the available list is overwhelming, is to go with one of the combinations. At China Pavilion, the combinations included an entrée plus an egg roll, teriyaki chicken and either fried or steamed rice. Chicken with broccoli, one of my favorites, was on the list and that was what I ordered. Becauses my friend had requested anything with tofu, we chose bean curd in Szechuan sauce. Sauces can be ordered, mild, medium or hot. We ordered the mild. Egg foo yung had also been a request and we ordered the combination with shrimp, chicken and pork. With the possibility of a fourth person joining us, we ordered the Happy Family, too. Guess-timating a pickup time of about 20 minutes, we placed our order. It was taken courteously and most efficiently. When I arrived, my order was waiting, neatly packaged and easy to handle.

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Someone’s in the kitchen with Dora

Southern cook quits fussing over meals Georgia Peach Pee Bee Moseley’s cooking often has a Southern flair. Cornbread appears frequently at her table. While she did learn some basic cooking from her mother, Moseley says, “It wasn’t until I was in college and it was cook or starve that I began to learn how to cook.” Disasters were not uncommon. “One of my first,” Moseley said with a laugh, “was when I made vegetable soup — or to tried to make it.” Moseley said she very carefully peeled and pared a variety of vegetables, then proceeded to cook each in individual pots before combining them into with the one soup pot. The result? “Total mush,” she recalls. Moseley is a bit impatient with people who say they can’t cook. “I knew that if I could read, I could cook and so can anyone else,” she says, and adds, “No guarantee that you’ll be a gourmet cook, but you will be able to create an edible meal.” Raised as a Catholic in Rome, Ga., Moseley remembers that no meat was served on Fridays, but there was always a variation of a tuna casserole. “I still have fish on Friday,” Moseley says, “but never a tuna casserole.” Holiday traditions include a bean cassoulet


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changed over the years, Moseley says, “I used to fuss a lot. I got out the good china and all the silver but now I’ve stopped fussing quite so much. I’d rather concentrate now on my guests and enjoy them.” Moseley plans ahead as much as she can: “I like to have everything possible done by the time the first guest arrives.” To this end, Moseley is very neat and organized in the kitchen. She takes special pride in her salads. “I think I have a knack for mixing and matching ingredients.”

at Thanksgiving, and at Christmas, guests always get Rosalyn Carter’s cheese balls, which are served with Ritz crackers and strawberry preserves. Chess pie, a Southern tradition described by Moseley as “a pecan pie without the pecan,” is prepared on both holidays. When entertaining, Moseley enjoys both buffets and sit-down dinners. One thing has

Her collection of cookbooks (“I think I have over 400”) and several culinary magazines are browsed frequently. A visitor to the Key for 32 years, Moseley came initially to visit her parents who retired here 30 years ago. Visits became longer and more often until two and half years ago she and her husband, Steve, became permanent residents, although they take occasional trips back to Rome. She’s an avid tennis player and a dedicated volunteer at the Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary, where she serves on the Development Committee. ❑

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Records fall at Grand Bay, Corey’s Landing Record prices were set at two bayfront developments on Longboat Key the third week in May. A penthouse at Grand Bay IV sold for $3,340,000 and a home in Corey’s Landing went for a flat $2 million. James O. Fergeson Jr., 1515 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, purchased the three-year-old, fourbedroom and five-bath penthouse 4102 at

Grand Bay IV under a land trust agreement from Chips Holding Inc., for $3.34 million. Chips Holding, headed by Robert J. Fauls Jr. of Atlanta, realized a gross $1,040,000 profit in less than a year. Chips Holding bought the apartment for $2,300,000 last July. Meantime, at the north end of the Bay Isles peninsula in Corey’s Landing Sandra K.

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and Lowell A. Fulkerson, 910 Whitaker’s Lane, Sarasota, sold their three-bedroom and three-bath, 11-year-old home with swimming pool at 3560 Mistletoe Lane to Karl E. Newkirk for $2 million. This was $750,000 more than the $1,250,000 the Fulkersons paid for it in October 1997.

136-unit L’Ambiance Condominiums from Senta Corp., James Erickson, president, for $1,615,000. The two-bedroom and fourbath apartment was built in 1992.

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Lido Shores Prominent local real estate investor W. Howard Rook, 1003 West Way Drive, Lido Shores, sold his north beachfront home at 6381 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Center Coast Development, a limited liability company, for $1,250,000. The original home was built back in 1964-65 and sits on a deep, nearly 500-foot lot with slightly more than 100 feet frontage on the Gulf beach. The home was last purchased for $907,000 in December 2000.


L’Ambiance Condominiums Cheryl A. and Robert W. Clark of Roanoke, Va., bought unit K-906 at the

Farther down the south Key beach at the 221-unit Inn on the Beach (Resort at Longboat Key Club), Marilyn J. and Gerald S. Pasternak, 230 Sands Point Road, bought unit 3506 for $400,000 from Manor Hall Inc. Signing the deed of sale for Manor Hall was its secretarytreasurer, Renea M. Glendinning, 1815 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. The 20-year-old condo was last sold for $325,000 in October 1998.

Players Club IV Sandra C. and Robert A. Sewell, 1425 Gulf of Mexico Drive, bought unit 208 at the 134-unit Players Club IV from 944277 Ontario Ltd. of Toronto, Diane Wilson, president, for $776,000. This 19-year-old,


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three-bedroom and three-bath apartment was sold last in July 1991 for $270,000.

Aquarius Club Over at the 49-unit Aquarius Club, 1701 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Mark F. Johnson, 608 87th St., N.W., Bradenton, sold his two-bedroom and two-bath unit 1-B to the Toronto investment firm of 1446977 Ontario Inc. for $475,000. It was built in 1975.

Marina Bay Raymond M. Grimm and Kathleen M. Watson of Carol Stream, Ill., each bought a half-interest in unit 311, building 3, of Marina Bay Condominiums, 2550 Harbourside Drive, for $775,000. The seller was Jack Spillette Holdings Inc. of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Built in 1993, the three-bedroom and three-bath apartment was last sold for $814,500 in April 2001.

Tangerine Bay Club Ruth T. Cross and Ada Marie Oliver of New Orleans sold their three-bedroom and three-bath apartment 218 at the 90-unit Tangerine Bay Club, 390 Gulf of Mexico Drive, to Linda S. and Carlton B. Crenshaw from Herndon, Va., for $675,000. The 10-year-old condominium last sold for $250,000 in November of 1995.

Beachplace Judith and Sandor M. Gelman from Troy, Mich., bought unit 405 in building 7 of Beachplace II from Mary Ann Maurer of Cincinnati for $610,000. The three-bedroom and two-bath apartment was built in 1981 and last sold for $460,000 in November 1999. At Beachplace III, Amneris Castro of Chicago sold her unit 503 in building 10 to Jila S. Waikhom and his wife, Sana, from Xenia, Ohio, for $405,000. Located at 1065 Gulf of Mexico Drive, the two-bedroom and two-bath apartment was built in 1981.

Privateer Condominiums In an intra-family transaction, Robert David Urbont of Jericho, N.Y., bought a half-interest in unit 1103 at the 116-unit Privateer Condominiums, 1000 Longboat Club Road, from Charles Neil Urbont of Leonia, N.J., for $125,000. The two-bedroom and two-bath apartment was built in 1972.

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BUSINESS one-bath apartment 106 in building C from Linda Liss and Bernard Fine of Northbrook, Ill., for $240,000. The 33year-old apartment was last sold for $132,500 in August 1993. There was a sale in the 150-unit Second Longboat Harbour Condominiums in which John L. M. Yardley of London sold his unit 205 in building M to Daniel A. Cummings, 4430 Exeter Drive, for $169,500.

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One of the first homes built on St. Armands Key in 1936, the four-bedroom and four-bath home at 139 S. Washington Drive, has been sold by Leigh Cross of Vancouver, British Columbia, to Whisnant Exchange I, Alan K. Brooks and Steven Mark Burnett for $1,975,000. Local builder Fred R. Niedrich, 15 Paradise Plaza, sold the three-bedroom and two-bath home at 250 Boulevard of Presidents to Laura L. and Martin T. Burke of Libertyville, Ill., for $580,000. The home, originally built in 1961, last sold for $419,000 last November.

RESIDENTIAL HOMES FABULOUS LOCATION WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS - $3,200,000. Wonderfully transformed home on Bird Key with impeccable detailing and finishes. Lush landscaping, great boating. HARBOUR ACRES BAY VIEWS AND GREAT BOATING! - $2,895,000. Gorgeous, furnished, almost-new home with extraordinary detailing. 4200 sq. ft. with 4BR/4BA, 4 car garage & elevator. SENSATIONAL SUNSETS - $2,475,000. from this fantastic Bird Key home. Smashing Mediterranean w/all the “appropriate touches”. Great boating! Inlaw suite possible. Priced below appraisal! ST. ARMANDS MINI ESTATE - $2,495,000. - A delightful home on water with just about every super detail imaginable! 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, wine cellar, heated pool, gourmet kitchen, dock w/lift etc, etc. BIRD KEY BAYFRONT - $2,150,000. - Totally and fabulously updated home w/incredible views. 30’ dock, heated pool/spa, 3000 sq. ft. and 170’ on the bay. Renovated using the highest standards.

Bird Key Nancy J. Stumbler from Floyds Knobs, Ind., purchased the 27-year-old, two-bedroom and two-bath home with swimming pool at 429 Pheasant Way from Michelle and Jean-Pierre Du Quesne of Cranssursierre, Channel Islands, for $385,000. It last sold for $200,000 in September 1993. Flora Allaire sold her 34-year-old, three-bedroom and two-bath home with swimming pool home at 648 N. Owl Drive to Anita and John C. Laurie, 653 N. Owl Drive, for $350,000.

Lido Beach Christopher S. Nowak and Sophia M. Kuczak of Glenview, Ill., sold their Lido Beach home at 148 Cleveland Drive to Silver Inn L.L.C. of Silverthorne, Colo., for $845,000. The four-bedroom and eight-bath home with swimming pool was built in 1954 and last sold for $700,000 in July 1999.

LARGE FAMILY HOME AT THE BEACH! $1,250,000. Key West style home with multiple decks for viewing. Brand new and beautiful! DAZZLING COURTYARD HOME W/BAY VIEWS $1,095,000. - Spacious & bright single family home w/guest house. Very private. Lushly landscaped. MEDITERRANEAN STYLE FAMILY HOME IN THE OAKS! - $1,050,000. - Over 4,800 sq.ft. with 6 bedrooms, office, den, huge pool area & family room. Professionally customized and furnished. ATTENTION BOATERS - $799,500. - Lovely Bay Isles home only 6 lots from the bay. Open, spacious, vaulted ceilings and heated pool. 3BR/3BA PRIVATE HOME IN THE BAYOU - $699,000. Lovingly maintained 3 or 4BR on quite cul-de-sac. Heated pool, new roof, A/C, paver driveway.

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. ❑

Dream Island A Dream Island home built in 1980 at 760 Dream Island Road was sold by September L. and George J. Dramis, 1303 Quail Run Trail, Sarasota, to Kathleen U. and Terry J. Noreen from San Diego for $722,500. This is almost double the $368,000 this home sold for in June 1998.

Spanish Main Yacht Club At nearby Spanish Main Yacht Club, Valerie and Peter J. Mellor bought unit 88 at 820 South Spanish Main Yacht Club Drive from Sharon Hall and her husband, Gregory W. Smith of Rochester, N.Y., for $252,500.



Christian L. and Gerald L. Butler of Bartow sold their three-bedroom and two-bath home in Sleepy Lagoon Park at 511 DeNarveaz Drive, to Janet L. and Paul R. Zipper from Pittsburgh, for $370,000. The home was first built in 1973 and refurbished in 1988. It last sold for $252,000 in November 2000.


Sleepy Lagoon Park

EXCLUSIVE EMERALD HARBOR - 3BR/2BA home on Longboat’s widest canal. Mexican tile throughout, caged pool, dock, davits, plus an office/hobby room. Deeded beach access close by. $639,000. Dial the Duncans at 778-1589 SINGLE FAMILY LOT - on North Longboat in a 9 home subdivision on 6.53 acres. Community heated pool and spa, assigned boat dock and within walking distance to the Gulf of Mexico. No bridge obstruction to the Intercoastal waterway. $273,900. Judy Duncan, Broker 778-1589 or Zee Catanese, Broker 794-8991 or Judy Duncan, Broker 778-1589 eves. 941-778-0777, 1-800-741-3772 e-mail:

Longboat Harbour At the 150-unit First Longboat Harbour, Sandra A. Hamilton from Prospect, Ky., bought the two-bedroom and Inc. Lic. R.E. Broker

Larry Shapiro Barbara Shapiro


QUEENS HARBOUR - 4,000 sq. ft. 2-story Essex plan with 2 master suites, separate guest house and loft. Private setting with lake view. $1,075,000. UNIVERSITY PARK - Wilton Crescent Courtyard home with separate guest house. Pool has a private southern exposure, sunny all day. $455,000. STONEBRIDGE - Custom 3BR/3BA + den in Palmer Ranch. Fabulous Mexican tile floors, private pool overlooking lake/preserve, huge family room. $279,900. UNIVERSITY PARK - Prestwick Ct. 3BR/2BA with spacious backyard preserve, private setting with wrap-around screen porch $279,000.

$629,000 CALL



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BEST BUY BEHIND THE KEY CLUB GATES! $595,000. - Direct gulf front unit w/greatest views! 2BR/2BA 1500 sq. ft., Priced below appraisal. REGENT PLACE! - $2,700,000. - spacious “B” plan in south building w/the most fabulous views of gulf bay and city. Over 3200 sq. ft. of PIZAZZ! DESIGNER PERFECTION ON THE BEACH! $1,895,000. - 9th floor Waterclub unit with gorgeous gulf and bay views. LUXURIATE ON LIDO! - $979,500. - 3BR/3BA condo home in L’Elegance. Views of both gulf & bay. Corner unit w/generous wrap-around balconies. SIESTA KEY TOWNHOME W/BOAT DOCK $624,900. - Sparkling 3BR/3.5BA + loft w/water views, dock w/lift, volume ceilings. Open plan. HUGE BAY VIEWS - $629,000. - Sought after corner unit at Grand Bay. Gigantic terrace, designer turnkey furnished, loads of extras and 2 parking spaces. PROMENADE PERFECTION - $629,000. - Wraparound terraces for ultimate viewing pleasures. Bay, city, gulf and garden views. Turnkey furnished. COREYS LANDING VILLA - $499,000 - Immaculate, open, bright and provides super views of lake and golf course. 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings & new appliances. BENT TREE FAMILY HOME - $215,000 - Private home on cul-de-sac w/ 3BR/2BA, pool, 2 car garage and large lanai. EL CONQUISTADOR VILLA - $159,000 - Sunny courtyard-villa on cul-de-sac. 3BR/2BA.

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

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Call Larry Shapiro, CRS or Barbara Shapiro, Realtor® 941-388-0393 OFFICE • 941-388-0392 FAX AFTER HOURS 941-388-2135


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Sabal Cove, Longboat Key


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natural discoveries 4 BR/3.5 BA, 4350 sq ft exclusive designer home, built by James Clabaugh, with a traditional interior, tantalizing water views and Blue harbourside golf course views. Reduced to $1,590,000. Call Esther for a personal tour. Esther Lennox, Realtor® RoseBay Real Estate, Inc. Cell: 941-650-0666 Office: 941-366-7673 email: 6062

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368 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota Year Established: 1984 Owners: Judi DeWalt, Joseph Demirjian and Dave Varga Store manager: Kate Calenda Type of store: Women’s casual wear. “Our main lines are of cotton, linen and Tencel and we manufacture them here (in California) ourselves,” says Calenda. Most expensive item: Nantucket-style beaded bag sells for $160. Least costly item: Cap-Ban-Nu, a disposable sweatband

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


USEPPA ISLAND There is another Island. The private, historic, storybook island of Useppa. An hour by car and then 15 minutes by boat. Calusa Cottage North features 2 bedrooms/2.5 baths and has been completely redone in the old Florida style! Call for a brochure on Calusa Cottage and details on Useppa Island. Owner/Realtor. Offered furnished for $685,000.

MAINLAND WATERFRONT Watch the boats go by! Courtyard pool home. This intercoastal waterfront home is prime for remodel or build your dream. Large lot offers many possibilities! Offered for $975,000.

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

Sylvia M. Zimmerman

NEW LISTING - SEA PINES CONDO Breathtaking gulf views over lush tropical landscaping & sparkling pool. Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA in a well maintained small complex. $539,000. NEW LISTING - GREAT VALUE Lowest priced canal home on Longboat Key. Ready to move in. Built up to take advantage of open Bay views. Near Beach access & tranquil Durante Park. $310,000. LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE Don’t miss your opportunity to own a new home in this maintenance free waterfront community. Short walk to sugar sand beaches, your own deep water dock and sparkling $659,000. community pool. Two homes available now. ESTATE SIZE BAY FRONT LOT... Over 300 ft. of water wraps around this full bay front lot. 165 ft. of side canal ideal for protected boat dockage. Walk to beach directly across the street. Cleared and $2,100,000. ready to build. BAY AND GULF VIEWS Nature and bird lover’s retreat. Rarely available northern tip waterfront home with breathtaking Bay & Gulf views. Cathedral ceilings, art studio, large sun deck, 2 car garage $875,000. CONTEMPORARY CUSTOM HOME Spacious & open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, huge garage and beachside location. $599,900. PANORAMIC GULF VIEWS Sparkling direct gulf views from this completely and tastefully updated 2BR/2BA condo. $595,000. LONGBEACH GULF FRONT CONDOS Exceptional Gulf views from these bright 2BR/2BA end units. Low density complex near LBK’s finest beaches shopping & restaurants. $439,000. CANAL FRONT HOME Nicely maintained 3BR/2BA offers private setting and beach deeded access. Great Value! $349,900.

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PELICAN COVE Open and cheerful 3BR/2BA condo with beautiful marina views. Large, updated ceramic tile kitchen with breakfast bar. Boat dockage available $335,000 LAKEWOOD RANCH COUNTRY CLUB The home with it all - home theatre room, gas fireplace, surround sound, custom mirrors, window seats, builtins, and designer decorated. Fabulous lake and golf course views, pool, spa, fountain and more! $795,000 GRAND POINT AT MOTE RANCH 3,000 sq ft Lennar home built in 2001 and barely lived in. 3/4BR plus den, 3BA in a spacious, open, split plan. Beautiful pool and spa. A lovely, quiet neighborhood. $449,000 6132

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

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for caps and hats, goes for $4. Favorite book: “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” by Tom Robbins is Calenda’s favorite. Favorite movie, film: “Funnyface” is her favorite. “I’m a huge Audrey Hepburn fan,” she informs. What you like best about this area: “The culture. There is art, music, theater everywhere,” she replies. What you like least: “The traffic congestion in the season,” she says. “Parking stinks.” Best business advice ever received: Calenda shares the advice she received from her father, Dr. Alex Calenda: “Like the product you work with and you’ll find it more of a joy than a job.” If you could reincarnate, what would you be?: Kate has two dogs, Zach and Daisy, and she would like to be their puppy because “they have such a great life.” — Compiled by Lusya Sullivan

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

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

EMERALD POINTE...New construction behind the gates at Longboat Key Club. This 3 bedroom villa offers views of the lake and golf course, private swimming pool/spa, two car garage, neutral colors throughout. Offered for $740,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• BEACHPLACE...Charming two bedroom walk up floor plan. Enjoy views of the reflection pond, well manicured grounds and sunset. Light and bright with a real Florida feel. Covered parking. Offered for $549,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• SEAPLACE...Located in the midrise building, this 4th floor unit offers 2br/1ba and wonderful gulf and sunset views. A wonderful weekend getaway or great rental opportunity. Offered for $549,000. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• BAY LAKE ESTATES...This lot is located in a community of timeless architecture. It’s corner location offers views of the lake. Close to shopping and the beaches. Offered for $57,900.

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

COLDWELL PREVIEWS • 201 Gulf of Mexico Dr. • Longboat Key


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

RARE BANYAN BAY CONDO This beautifully turnkey furnished and remodeled Banyan Bay Condo with a private view out to the bay with beach access right across the street. Go to for a virtual tour. $359,000.

REMODELED BAY ISLES HOME Located behind the gates on Longboat Key this three bedroom home is a must see. Formal living and dining rooms, family room w/fireplace, heated and caged pool and all in neutral colors. Home is in move-in condition. Go to for a virtual tour. $659,000.


Lusya Sullivan

Customer Jo Turner, left, has a winner — the top accompanied her home. Kate Calenda, store manager and print designer, assists Turner.

Located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north end, this home is a 4 minute walk to the whitest sand beach on the key. This home is so pretty, it feels like an English cottage inside and out with a small water view, flowers, plants and fountains everywhere. Go to for a virtual tour. $449,000.

F OR Y OUR C ONSIDERATION BAY ISLES HARBOR - Charming Mediterranean style newly renovated home. Wide water view, dock and lift. Split plan. Caged pool and outdoor kitchen. Gracious living in an incomparable location. $1,995,000.

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

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

THE BEACHES - Gulf Front Complex within the gates of Longboat Key Club. Three BR, three full baths, beautiful gulf view, wrap around balconies from living/dining room and kitchen. Great amenities, Garage parking. $675,000.

For knowledgeable & experienced Real Estate Services Call Ann at 388-4447

LONGBOAT KEY BAY FRONT - Gated landmark Island estate. Splendid, long vistas of the sparkling azure waters of Sarasota Bay. Beautifully appointed residence offers a three bedroom, two bath, Master Suite, 3 guest suites over 4 car garage. Terraced bayside outdoor pavilion with summer kitchen. Protected dockage will accommodate large yacht. $3,375,000.

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HOMESITE - THE BAYOU - LONGBOAT KEY CLUB - Least expensive home site behind the gates. Close to club, deep water marina, golf course, tennis and private beach club. $299,000.

Call Hannerle at:

Michael Saunders & Company 6132


Licensed Real Estate Broker 61 S. Blvd. of Presidents • Sarasota, FL • (941) 388-4447

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES FABULOUS BAY JUST REDUCED This home is perfect for a remodel or tear down and build new. Located on one of Country Club Shores favorite streets. Go to for photos. $499,900.

LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE HOME Located on the tranquil north end, this wonderfully redone beach cottage is just 2½ PROMENADE CONDOMINIUM blocks from the beach and 2 blocks from the W/GORGEOUS GULF VIEWS bay and pier. This beach cottage style home Two bedroom, split plan condominium with is so pretty & private w/lush tropical landa southern exposure and views from every scaping. Go to for $335,000. room of the Gulf and a peek of the bay. This photos. exclusive complex provides exercise, great security, & concierge. Go to www.long- WHITNEY BEACH CONDOMINIUM for a virtual tour. $585,000. This condo has a pretty water view and is located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED end with deeded access to a gorgeous white COUNTRY CLUB SHORES HOME sand beach right across the street. Go to This is a large 2200 sq.ft. with three bed- for photos. $190,000. rooms located on a deep-water canal with your own private boat dock and lift. ARBORMAR CONDOMINIUM Perfect for entertaining with its large pool W/FULL GULF VIEWS and lanai and also being offered fur- Fabulous Gulf to Bay views from this twonished. Go to for bedroom condominium w/spectacular new photos. $689,500. kitchen. SALE PENDING $485,000.

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


DIRECT BAYFRONT LUXURY AT GRAND BAY This wonderful 2 bedroom condominium is beautifully put together, has gorgeous unobstructed bay views. Located on the private side of building #5, this condo also comes with 2 parking spaces. Go to for a virtual tour. $599,000.

Bus. (941)383-6411 • Res. (941)383-7171 • Mobile (941)302-8537 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc. - Previews 201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 1 • Longboat Key, FL 34228 800-910-8728 • Bus fax (941) 383-3180 • Res fax (941) 383-4496 •

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Curious Collector

Period pieces make up eclecticism in decorating

Rattan dining table, California, circa 1940, complements a French movie poster, circa 1932.

A recent dinner guest at our home admired our collection of rattan furniture. Our condo is almost entirely furnished with vintage rattan of the 1930s to 1950s and accessory pieces of that period which give it the “Hawaii/Key West/Havana” look. Our friend then added that she had much more eclectic taste. We don’t think that she was knocking our decorating choice as much as saying that she preferred home decoration that combined many stylistic elements and many periods. Eclectic decoration style is the choice of most decorators today. Otherwise, a home will look like a furniture store department decorated in a particular style with, for example, a Mission living room, a contemporary dining area and a traditional Early American bedroom. In our opinion, a slavish dedication to a particular style is probably no better. In the best sense, eclecticism in decorating combines contemporary and vintage furniture and objects of different styles, used together to create a compelling, inviting, and most important, interesting and restful environment in which we will

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spend most of our waking and sleeping hours. In our own apartment, we have combined HeywoodWakefield cabinet pieces and bookcases with the vintage rattan. Both styles were produced from the 1930s through the 1950s. Our walls have travel posters of Florida (and pelicans) from the same period. Hawaiian elements such as tikis and pottery and tropical patterned bark cloth cover the upholstery to complete the look. This is not really eclecticism (in fairness to our friend), complementary use of similar COBIN rather, styles to give us a basic, tropical look. BONIUK Our friend’s place truly exemplifies eclecticism in decoration. She and her family live in the Northeast in a Mediterranean-style house, circa 1910. Her home is furnished in different styles, which represent the gamut of the 20th century. The living room has beautiful examples of Stickley and other American Arts & Crafts furniture from the earliest decade of the 20th century. (Original pieces are now rare and expensive but excellent reproductions are available). This style encompasses solid oak settles and Morris chairs, slag glass lamps (augmented by subtle modern track lighting), several oriental carpets, period pottery and California impressionist paintings. Her dining area has a ’50s table and chairs and an interesting chandelier from the ’60s. The kitchen has the latest contemporary appliances and cabinets primarily of Italian design. Upstairs, the master bedroom has wonderful Scandinavian furniture of teak, walnut and rosewood. A sitting room has ’70s Saarinen chairs. The kids’ rooms — well, don’t ask. The bottom line is that anything goes if it suits you and your lifestyle. Look for interesting pieces. Wander through antique shops. Buy design magazines. Examine other people’s homes. Ask lots of questions. Please yourself because you have a better idea of what you would like around you and what would satisfy you than anybody else. Above all — have fun in your hunt. ❑

Arthur & Vivien

Boyd Realty

Est. 1952

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

Stunning views, elegant shopping, opera, ballet, symphony, art galleries, coffeeshops, fine dining... Marina Tower offers its residents the ultimate environment for a cosmopolitan lifestyle. This new bayfront community provides an array of amenities including valet and concierge services, fitness center, swimming pool and spa, and the latest in security technology.


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Garden calendar Orchid Workshop — will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Cost is $40 and $50. Connie Taylor, 366-5731, Ext. 239. EZ Orchids I Class — will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Cost is $40 and $50. Connie Taylor, 366-5731, Ext. 239. Selby Tropical Food Expo — will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Learn about an array of tropical fruits which can be grown in a Southwestern Florida yard. Cost is $40 and $50. Connie Taylor, 366-5731, Ext. 239. JCC’s Gardening Club — will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center, 582 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Cost is $2 a visit/class. Audra Martin, 3785569, Ext. 219, or “Your Florida Garden” — a TV show hosted by Jane Morse, Manatee County Horticultural Extension agent, is broadcast at 2 p.m. Sunday; at 10 a.m. Tuesday; at 8 p.m. Thursday; and at 4:30 p.m. Saturday during May on Manatee Educational Television, Time Warner channel 21, or on Comcast channel 19. Details, 722-4524. ❑

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Photos by Lusya Sullivan



Your life is a gift, share your gift with generations to come. Videoagraphy will provide the expertise to allow any person the opportunity to tell their life story. Your biography in your own words captured on DVD. I will guide you in a relaxed and comfortable manner, asking questions formulated to take you through your past, present, and wishes for the future. Photos of your family and friends can be incorporated to help document your life journey. Professional editing will provide a production quality final product which will become an instant family heirloom.


“How to Create a Natural Habitat for Butterflies and Hummingbirds” Class — will be held by the Flutterby Gardens of Manatee Inc. at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at 30902 Taylor Grade Road, Duette. Free. Details, 776-1480. Lunch and Learn, “Key Pests, Continued” — 2002 Gardening Series, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Public Works Complex, 4410 66th St. W., Bradenton. RSVP with Brenda Wilson at 722-4524, Ext. 231. Tropical Epiphyte Mounting Class — will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Cost is $40 and $50. Connie Taylor, 366-5731, Ext. 239. 2002 Manatee County Master Gardener Volunteer Training — Applications are accepted through July 3. Training will begin Aug. 14. Manatee County Extension Service, 722-4524, Ext. 231, 742-5986, Ext. 231. Longboat Key Garden Club — next meeting will be held on October. Meeting place is to be announced. The club meets from October through April. Contact Barbara Kerwin for additional information at 383-0772.

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Dramatic water views. Elegant living. Only at Beau Ciel. Only Now. If you haven’t seen Beau Ciel yet, you’re missing two singular sights to behold.The architecturally dynamic residences of Beau Ciel feature through views of the open bay and the yacht harbor below.With only 44 residences, Beau Ciel is a private oasis on Sarasota’s waterfront. The lavish Plaza Club features a concierge, private dining and boardroom,



fitness center, and a lush pool and spa overlooking the yacht harbor. All in an exceptional location of arts and culture amidst tropical beauty, minutes from the beach. Visit the spectacular new Design Center, showcasing Beau Ciel’s lavish finishing selections, located just next door to the Beau Ciel Sales Center at 500 N.Tamiami Trail.




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LONGBOAT KEY LONGBOAT KEY-PENTHOUSE AT THE ING......$1,450,000. END SANCTUARYViews! Views! Views! LE P SA QUEENS HARBOUR- Southern views over 2 lakes. 4BR home in the LBK Club. Resort life style, glass entry, tiled floors, home theatre, study w/2 computer centers. Heated pool, summer kitchen............. $1,195,000. WATER CLUB - 7th floor unbelievable south views of Gulf and City from this 3 bedroom/3 bath, set to go, showplace. Great taste in every detail. Furnished.....$1,695,000. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES- Protected deep water channel w/views of Sarasota Bay. Highlights include, marble floors, a state-of-the-art granite kitchen. A grand master suite w/ study. 2 upstairs suites, terraces & activity room. Pool with spa overlooks the dock and bay.........$2,900,000. QUEENS HARBOUR- Boater’s deep-water G paradise in LE PENDIN SAmaintenance-free this 3BR + study home. ....$1,299,000.


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SIESTA KEY WATERFRONT- Redone 4BR home on 125 ft. of new seawall w/dock & lift. Master suite w/fitted closets, tiled floors, fireplace, heated pool/spa............$789,000. NORTH SIESTA KEY WATERFRONT Mediterranean home, 4/5BR + computer room. Marble fireplace, granite counters, 17” ceramic tile floors, 3 car garage, heated pool/spa, large boat lift.........$1,149,000. TROPICAL- 2 story 3/4BR home w/wood floors, high ceilings, stone fireplace, walk to beach................$545,000. EASY MAINTENANCE-Walk to beach from 3BR updated home. Mexican tile, walled courtyard entry.....$359,900.


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

MAINLAND RITZ CARLTON PENTHOUSE - 4,734 sq ft. residence in the hotel. Views of Sarasota Bay from every room. Marble floors, 2 master suites, guest room library & separate dining room. Hotel amenities and services are yours. lease or purchase..........................$3,300,000.

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

MUSEUM AREA- Historical designated Bayfront gated estate built in 1926 on 1.8 acres. Georgian style home, 3 BR, study, sunroom, 9 ft. ceilings, plaster walls, crown molding, oak floors. New dock & seawall, guest house ....$3,900,000.

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THE OAKS COUNTRY CLUB - Wide magnificent lake ENDING views in this 3BR/3.5BA SALE +Pstudy.............................$749,000. LE CHATEAU - 3BR corner apt. updated w/views of Bay. 13x12 terrace, master suite. Walk-in closets, new sliding glass doors and storm shutters.............$465,000. BAYFRONT TESSERA - Two story penthouse, magnifiD home........$3,600,000. OLluxury cent vistas from this 14thSfloor

great floor plan plus lovely residence within walking distance to St. Armands. Great beaches and boating...............$715,000.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Enjoy Longboat Key, convenient to St. Armands Circle & Sarasota plus deeded beach access. Approx. 2150 + sq ft, beautifully updated 2BR/2BA easily converted to 3BR/3BA. 2 car garage, fenced backyard, Maytag appliances.........REDUCED!.........$310,000. 3 BEDROOM - DIRECT GULF - Unparalleled Gulf, beach & sunset views. Gorgeously updated. Behind the gates.................................................$685,000.




CASEY KEY BAYFRONT - 3/4 acre gated Tropical Estate w/beach access, in National publications, Redesigned by Rob Stuffings in “2000” w/flair & style. Pool & patios overlook the bay, dock.............$1,995,000.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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


THURSDAY JUNE 13, 2002 19B


PLAYER OF THE WEEK How many years have you played tennis? “Most of my whole life ... and that’s a lot of years,” says Bers. He adds, “Since I was 7 or 8 years old. Maybe before that, but I can’t remember that far!” What is your best swing — serve, backhand, etc.? “Probably my top-spin forehand,” says Bers. “That scares everybody.” What is your specialty? Singles? Doubles? Bers says, “I really like singles. I like the athleticism of playing singles.”

Do you have any advice or tips for other players? “Just know yourself, play your own game and don’t give up,” advises Bers. What do you like most about playing tennis on Longboat ? “It’s just a beautiful place to live and play. Everybody dreams about living on an island paradise and this is my turn,” says Bers. — Compiled by Emily Walsh


What kind of racket do you use? Bers uses a Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 racket. What is one thing you’d like to improve? “My backhand,” says Bers. “Because my backhand is more defensive and I’d like to make it more of an offensive stroke.”





What is your most glorious moment in tennis? “When I met my wife at the Boca Raton Racket Club,” says Bers. Who is the person you’d most like to meet on the court? Bers says, “The person I most admire is Steffi Graf, because of her focus, determination and discipline. I had an opportunity to watch her practice a few times. What impressed me was the sheer intensity of her workout and practice session. She has great work ethic.”

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End unit with direct gulf views, larger 2 bedroom plan. Open kitchen, marble floors except in bedrooms. Located within Islandside gated community on South end of the Key. $749,000.


OYSTER BAY LAKEFRONT- 1/2 acre of privacy.


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


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5232 5022

President’s Circle

400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key

GULF FRONT - 4 Bedroom home with library on Longboat’s best beach. Designer decorated and furnished with casual elegance. Furnished.....................................................$3,000,000. SUNRISE/SUNSET - Enjoy them both from this 8th floor corner 3 bedroom home (Antigua model) at Grand Bay. Beautiful custom built-ins, imported tile floors, 2 upper level parking spaces, direct bayfront location................$1,550,000. ELEGANT TOWNHOUSE - with dock and 10,000 lb. lift on sailboat water. 3BR/3BA, den, 2 story living room, granite kitchen, wood floors..................SOLD......................$995,500. ISLAND RETREAT The ultimate in privacy and tranquility. The Polynesian style home is designed in pods. 4 BR, 4.5 baths. Bayfront location. Boat dock. Price includes a Carolina skiff and a landside docking space. Furnished...................$985,000. TANGERINE BAY - Spectacular views of Sarasota Bay and the city skyline greet you from this elegant 3/3.5 corner penthouse with a loft. Volume ceilings, fireplace, wet bar, 2 car garage, Beach club membership...........SOLD...........$875,000. LONGBOAT VILLAGE - Walk to the beach and bay from this 3/2 Bermuda style home. Cheerful decorating, large lot, convenient to everything............PENDING...........$395,000. LONGWOOD RUN - Adorable pool home with an extremely private location. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths........SOLD........$185,000. WEST OF THE TRAIL - Building lot across from a county park with a water access...............................................$65,500. SOUTH CREEK LOT - In gated community with tennis courts and boat docking facilities.................................$95,500. SEE ALL THESE PROPERTIES ON THE MICHAEL SAUNDERS WEBSITE BOBBIE BANAN, REALTOR® 356-2659 • 383-2659

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20 MILLION SOLD IN 2002 THE BEST OF BIRD KEY BIRD KEY BAY FRONT Here’s your opportunity. Build your own Bayfront home on Bird Key. Do you prefer a gorgeous sunset view that looks across the water to mansions on Lido Key? The property is ready to go.........................................................................$2,100,000. BIRD KEY WATERWAY Views of 2 canals & the Bay beyond from this cul-de-sac location. Tremendous potential in this 4BR/3BA with 2 additional half baths. Renovate or build your dream home at this rarely available site.........................................................$1,600,000. BIRD KEY WATERWAY Fantastic view where waterway meets waterway. Boaters will love the 2 docks & 2 ski-do lifts. Updated throughout, open, flowing plan, spacious family room overlooking the water & pool w/spa....................................................................................................$1,160,000.



BIRD KEY WATERWAY Best value on the water. This updated, split plan has sliders throughout which allows the home to open completely to the pool & patio area. Features are: vaulted & tray ceilings, marbella shell stone floors, open kitchen & family room w/wet bar............................................................................................$989,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE BIRD KEY GARDEN Lovely, well-maintained home on oversized lot. Cathedral ceilings, tile floors, fireplace & master suite w/his & her baths. Sliders to the large patio & pool area. Private setting w/fencing & tasteful landscaping.................................................$650,000.

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Exceptional bay front value in Bay Isles. Large 3 bedroom/ 2.5 bath with huge eat-in kitchen, family room, screened bay view terrace, separate dining room and closets galore. A condo that feels like a private home. Priced to sell at $865,000.

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BRADEN RIVER Newer home on 5 acres. Looking for a spot to keep your motor coach or car collection? This home has an attached 25x60 air conditioned, custom finished garage. Other features include: high ceilings, crown molding, kitchen with granite, pool and patio and a 3-car garage................$605,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE

Unimaginable Views! Sensational location! You can see forever from this 2 bedroom penthouse level condo. Enjoy higher ceilings, open floor plan, and move-in condition. Great building that is beautifully maintained.$775,000. Beautifully updated condo with fabulous gulf views in a meticulously maintained complex. So many amenities to enjoy. A must “see” for “sea” lovers. $675,000. BAY ISLES BAYOU Beautiful lakefront home with great curb appeal, designed for Island living. Features an Open floor plan, high ceilings, fabulous kitchen-family room, separate dining room, formal living room, screened lanai and 14’x34’ pool. definitely a BEST BUY. ONLY $699,000. NEW CONSTRUCTION 5400 + sq. ft., 5 bedroom home with den, kitchen-family, living, dining and game rooms, plus three car garage and magnificent views of Sarasota skyline. Walk to St. Armands Circle. $4,000,000.


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Top 25 building permits These are the largest building permits issued by the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Department in May, in order of dollar amounts.

Address 501 Bay Isles Road 6685 Gulf of Mexico Drive 786 Norton St. 7075 Gulf of Mexico Drive 394 Firehouse Lane 3621 Bayou Circle 5055 Gulf of Mexico Drive 2171 Gulf of Mexico Drive 3344 Sabal Cove Lane 1281 Gulf of Mexico Drive 7110 Longboat Drive 1045 Gulf of Mexico Drive 4545 Gulf of Mexico Drive 585 Schooner Lane 5611 Gulf of Mexico Drive 527 Putter Lane 5114 Gulf of Mexico Drive 2151 Gulf of Mexico Drive 3150 Bayou Sound 550 Norton St. 3210 Bayou Sound 2151 Gulf of Mexico Drive 603 Longboat Club Road 592 Juan Anasco Drive 536 Ketch Lane




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TOP 1% IN FLORIDA En PROVENCE Enchanting paradise reflecting the romance of French Mediterranean. An intimate villa in Longboat’s most exclusive creation. Complete w/private pool......$4,190,000.

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

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

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Truly quality custom home with views to the bay. 4/5 bedroom home for gracious island living....$2,250,000. Charming home with interesting elevation, architectural detailing and superb finishes. Private dock on deep water canal and advanced outdoor lighting........$1,695,000.

GRAND BAY The ultimate private corner in the newest Grand Bay building. Panoramic vistas of the bay, marina and preserve. Wrap around glass terraces.$1,149,000. Exquisite Biscayne with tiled floor, wooden shutters & decorator detailed for a move-in resort home. Condo Complex has all the amenities............$1,100,000.






Behind gates of the LBK Club w/Har-Tru tennis courts & deeded beach access... water views with a large dock on deep water. $980,000.



FEMA conforming wing and interior remodel one-story addition, remodel remodel balcony restoration new single-family residence repair pool deck and gazebo re-roof repaint exterior interior remodel interior renovations add garage and remodel house interior remodel remodel kitchen and bath add balcony, caged room, barbecue exterior painting repair rotten lumber replace rooftop decking install marble flooring addition: pool addition: pool replace siding paint; tile floors and bath walls kitchen remodel re-roof re-roof


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

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


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

PRICE REDUCTION! Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from this 3 bedroom, 4.5 bath with den in Water Club II. Designer decorated to perfection with loads of upgrades, including custom built-ins, cast stone archways & columns and more. Don’t miss all the fine touches throughout. Offered at $2,795,000. LO218516.

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

BEACHPLACE Direct Gulf front condo at Beachplace is finally for sale. Fabulous views and excellent rental history. 2/2...$679,000.

SUTTON PLACE Renovated 3BR townhome. 2 pools, boat dock, clubhouse, cabana, garage. Pets welcome........$324,000.

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

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




3720 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat key, FL 34228 Local: 941-387-9709 • Fax: 941-383-3798





Direct Gulf Waterclub II

Call Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464 6132

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

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


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

$2,660,000 $2,000,000 $500,000 $320,000 $315,000 $140,000 $137,702 $100,000 $100,000 $90,000 $72,178 $62,500 $50,000 $45,000 $39,375 $38,000 $37,000 $33,000 $31,000 $30,085 $29,800 $28,250 $27,300 $25,000 $22,738


Luxury Condo Townhomes

LBK Gulf front property. P&L statement avail. or as a building opportunity.............$1,995,000.

town of Longboat Key David M. and Teena R. Kantor Robert C. Hutchinson Longbeach Condominiums Longbeach I Inc. Maria DeSanto Club Longboat Villa Di Lancia Myrna Pearlman Tim Monicatti James C. Wilborn Martin Hurwitz Richard Burton John and Susan Alfano Villas of Avignon Philip J. Hardy White Sands of Longboat Cond. Beached LC James H. and Jane E. Matson Dooley & Mack Constructors Inc. Dean T. Ducray Ed Breslow Paul Meese Carol C. Clerkin Joseph and Mary R. Moccia


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LBK Public Tennis Center:

Longboat Key Club

590 Bay Isles Road, 316-TEN-S (8367) Schedule — 7 Days/Week

18-Hole Golf Association Format: Match Against Par — Tuesday, May 28 Group 1, Handicaps 9 to 28 1st Barbara Gillman 7+ 2nd Joyce Steele 1+ 3rd Barbara Breen even (tie) Bonnie Zeeman even (tie) Margo Lee even Group 2, Handicaps 30 to 33 1st Delores Griege 4+ 2nd Marion Levine 2+ (tie) Edith Rosenthal 2+ 3rd Hazel Lenobel 1Group 3, Handicap 34 to 40 1st Marie DeLisi 4+ 2nd Lucille Silvers 2+ 3rd Marge Roberts even Chip Ins — Carole Zito and Delores Griege

Men’s Golf Association Event: Individual Quota Points — Wednesday, May 29 +12 Stan Pelletz +11 Bill Newhouse +9 Jerry Chip (tie) Kurt Wilkening +7 Joe Klein +6 Bill Levine

Daily Round Robins at 9:30 a.m.: • Men: Tues., Thurs., Sat. • Women: Mon., Wed., Fri. • Mixed: 3:30 p.m. Sun. Special events: • Who’s B.O.B.: Men’s Singles, 11 a.m. Tues. • Where’s the B.O.S.S.: (3.0 to 3.75 level of play), 11 a.m. Mon.


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SIESTA KEY- Rare find! 3 bedroom villa in the Village.

KEPECZ Steven 330 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 376-6411 ~Direct Line 388-4433 - office 924-9000 ~ showing inquiries


For Your Consideration 3 bedroom waterfront home w/ new dock and 10 lb. lift, pool & manicured jungle yard. Available for $998,000 Country Club Shores-A Perfectionist’s DREAM!! Large 2 bed/2 bath home TOTALLY remodeled in '97. Finished with fiberglass lap pool, spa, and 3000sqft of pavers, dock w/14000lb lift and LUSH tropical landscape. Enjoy the clean European Style! $739,000 2nd off the BAY! Country Club Shores. The most beautiful views of Sarasota Bay and City skyline come with completed architectural plans to build a 4267 sqft home w/2352 sqft of terraces. Until you are ready, enjoy the existing updated 3 BR + DEN, 2 1/2 bath home that awaits you. TURNKEY FURNISHED. In mint condition. $1,150,000

Tangerine Bay

FURNISHED PENTHOUSE #535 overlooks the bay to Sarasota. 3 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, huge loft with additional sleeping area & family room, mahogany interior doors and marble floor. Your own 2 car parking garage. $950,000.


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

POPULAR, security gated, gulf front condominium community. Exceptionally nice, Turnkey furnished penthouse. 2BD/2BA, 1178 sq ft condo with numerous amenities including heated pool w/spas, fitness center, tennis courts. All neutral decor. $327,900.

Ceramic tile throughout and 2 car attached garage! Private rear patio. Clubhouse, 2 heated pools, social activities, 800’ of private gulf beach! $399,000.



SEA GATE – Spectacular 10th floor southwest corner - sunrise to sunset views - see city lights, dolphins in the Gulf, 180˚ view of everything! South Longboat Key, 2 bedrooms, large balcony, views from every room. Close to shopping, restaurants. $699,000.



Longboat Harbour

WONDERFUL Furnished 2BR/2BA with glass enclosed lanai overlooking boating canal. Beach-tobay ammenities include, beach club, clubhouse, tennis, 4 pools, covered parking & workshop area. ESTATE SALE $225,000.

Cedars East

NEW FURNISHINGS, carpeting and paint. 2BR/2BA townhome with large garage. Popular complex w/ Jr. Olympic size pool. 10 Har-Tru tennis courts. Excellent rental income. $257,500. Harbour Court SALE PENDING $1,050,000. Bay Isles SALE PENDING $785,000. Sea Place SALE PENDING $385,000. Longboat Duplex SOLD $285,000. Water Club II SOLD Buttonwood Cove SOLD Inn on the Beach SOLD


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

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. $975,000.



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


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

Judy Kepecz 800.910.8728 (941)387.1825




Brand new, beautiful maintenance-free courtyard home. Awesome designer finishes and custom built-ins. Separate guest room off courtyard. Ceramic tile throughout, private caged pool. Overlooks preserve. $509,000.

A small community of five homes, this is truly one of a kind on the whitest sand known to us here in Florida. Large living area with extended balcony with spiral staircase to pool area. Filtered views to the bay and clear view of the pool and recreation area. Deeded beach access. Boat slip and 10,000lb boatlift included, pool. $879,000 Plush beachside condo with pride of place. Designer decorated unit boasts gulf frontage, 24hour security. Tiled foyer, airy interior, light and airy spirit. Rec room, very nice custom blinds, spacious bedrooms, Extra-large closets, 2 BR/2 baths. Washer/dryer. Clubhouse, community swimming pool/spa, turnkey. Covered parking. A beautiful buy! $625,000

DIRECT GULF VIEW from Living room, Dining area, Master bedroom, kitchen & lanai. Beautifully light & bright, immaculate, turnkey furnished. 1500 sq, ft. includes 2BR/2BA. 2 assigned parking spaces. SALE PENDING $685,000.


SLANDER LUB - Fabulous first floor feels like a beach house! Directly on the Gulf. 2 bedrooms. Furnished. $549,000.


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



Charming downtown location, this property has three units (1) 3 bedroom 2 bath home (2) aI1 G! NbedDeff. EN(3) E Papt room with SAL1bath bath. Could be a great rental while living here, also a wonderful compound to make yours. $299,000




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




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



- S. LBK

AYFRONT – Dock your boat at home when you build on this sailboat deep waterfront lot with unparalleled views. $1,499,000.

GULF FRONT- North Siesta Key small exclusive enclave tucked into almost an acre with spectacular views of the Gulf, Big Pass, South Lido, the bayou and sunsets. $1,995,000. 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite #1 Longboat, Key FL 34228




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ONGBOAT EY DON’T RENT - Have your own private haven in this warm community with marina, clubhouse, pool and deeded beach access. Furnished 2 bedroom villa with screened lanai overlooking preserve. Flat tile roof. Boat dock. $249,900.

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Kids Korner

Monday, June 3

Gorgeous Gulf & Bay views from the area’s finest condominiums & homes. From Gulf front units with private beaches to downtown units & homes with city night lights!

Tuesday, June 4 On Tuesday we had parachute games and team-building. I really liked team-building, because it was challenging and fun. Also, I liked the parachute games because we got to put balls in the middle and move them around (Park). On Tuesday we did parachute games. Parachute games are when we take a parachute and we bobble balls on it (Wagner).

Wednesday, June 5 Wednesday was beach day. I don’t really like going to the beach because I don’t like the salt water on my body because after it dries; it’s all sticky and sandy and the water was icky. Also, the counselors had to do the stingray shuffle. There were a lot of good waves (Park). On Wednesday we had beach day and we all went as a group to the beach. Then once we got there, the counselors had to do the stingray shuffle to make sure that all of the stingrays were gone. When I got out of the water I was all sandy and sticky. But a lot can come from the beach like ... getting a tan, skimboarding, swimming, games and, of course, fun! (Wagner).

Thursday, June 6 Thursday we went to Planet Fun. I ended up with 111 tickets. I also went on the teacup ride.

Luke Lambert eagerly tears up a sheet of paper for a magic trick. Clover the Clown patiently waits for the pieces. I also played in the little playground there. I like the field trips best because we go to really fun places such as Planet Fun, Stardust, etc. (Park). Thursday we went to Planet Fun and it was fun because we went to the roller coaster, teacups and we went into the playstation. It also was fun because it had a dance floor in Planet Fun and we all were dancing. We all won awards for dancing and it was a lot of fun (Wagner).

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.


•Key West Style Estate! - Approx. 1½ acres on the Bay with 7BR/7.5BA, 8000+ SF, 35’ ceilings, double oak staircase, Acanthus moldings, stepped ceilings, Artisan finishes, gourmet kitchen, utility craft room, executive office, paver brick, elevator, 25CG, pool & dock....................$5,495,000. •Superb Beach Setting! - Sunsets and miles of private, white-sugar sand, 3,375 sq. ft. with 10 ft. ceilings, exquisitely appointed built-ins, and fine finishes! Dine on the wrap-around balcony, listen to the surf and view sunrises over the golf course at the 4-star Longboat Key Club.........................................................................................$3,200,000. •Longboat Key Bay Front! Private 3BR/2BA, 4,012 SF w/dock, lift & deeded beach access, wood & tile, family room, library, great room w/fp, eat-in kitchen w/Sub-Zero & Jenn-Aire, 2 screened lanais & balconies, oversized 3+CG & true lap pool........................................................................$2,495,000. •Brand New Canal Front! Bird Key 5BR/5.5BA, 22’ media room & direct bay access. Gear up for the future with state-of-the-art fiber optics system & home network wiring! Boasting stone floors, crown moldings, tray ceilings, French doors, open balcony, pool/spa, new boat dock with 10,000 lb lift & a 3CG.....................................................................................................$2,195,000. •Gated w/Separate Guest Cottage! Siesta Key-white sugar sand beach and an excellent location, 3BR/3.5BA w/tile, wood & bamboo floors, central vacuum, intercom system & elevator plus guest cottage of 2BR/2BA w/new tile floors & A/C................................................................................... .$1,350,000. •Professionally Remodeled on Canal! 4BR/4BA, 3CG, family room, sunroom, diagonal tile floors, crown moldings tray ceilings, Corian, high-tech kitchen w/maple cabinets & stainless steel appliances, caged pool w/new deck, & refurbished davits.................................................................$1,049,000. •Enchanting 180-Degree Sunsets on the Bay! Direct Bay Front 2BR+den/2.5BA PENTHOUSE, 3,000+/-SF, crown moldings, neutral carpeting, 2 convertible balconies, master suite w/private balcony & built-ins......................................................................................$899,000. •Deep Sailboat Water-Canal with No Bridges to Bay! Residence of 1,885 sq. ft. with a private dock, 3BR/2BA, updated with diagonal tile floors, crown moldings, fireplace, kitchen with breakfast bar, raised panel wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, privately set pool & 2 car garage.......$839,000. •Reduced $50,000-Looking For an Offer! Canal with no bridges to the bay, updated LBK home with 3BR/3BA, new 18” diagonal tile floors, new Corian counters, new appliances, fresh paint, new roof, new pool, new deck & surface and oversized garage.....................................................................$829,000. •Stunning Bay and City Views! Downtown bay front end unit with 2,315 sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA, 1 assigned parking space in garage, marble floors, eat-in kitchen, walk-in closets, newer water heater, A/C unit, smooth surface range, and dishwasher, in a guard gated building with 2 pools, 2 tennis courts, and boat docks available..............................................................................$695,000. •Downtown Bay Front Penthouse! Incredible panoramic views with over 2,500 +/- sq, ft. waiting for your designer touch! The downtown location puts everything - restaurants, shops, theaters and cultural events at your fingertips for your enjoyment...............................................................................$675,000. •Premier Bay Front Location! Full service, secure building w/concierge & valet services close to nearly every cultural event in the city - The Ritz, The Van Wezel, theaters & more! 2BR/2BA w/built-ins, kitchen w/breakfast bar, 2 balconies& garaged parking..............................................................$375,000. •Superbly Updated Downtown Residence! Partially furnished with 2BR/2BA 1537 sq. ft.and a new Nafco wood-like floor, carpet & 6-panel doors, crown moldings, 32’ Great Room w/fluted pilaster door trim, updated kitchen with new appliances and granite, sunroom & covered parking.................$369,000. •Smell the Salt in the Air & Feel the Sand in Your Toes! 2BR/2BA Close to St. Armand’s w/a private courtyard entrance, fresh paint, newer Berber carpet, vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows, a desirable end location & covered parking..........................................................................$229,000.

When I went to camp on Monday, I didn’t really know what to expect because this is my first year at this camp but I made friends the first day (Ashley Park, 12). When I came to camp on Monday, I was happy to see all my old friends. I was happy that I would have another great summer (Pascal Wagner, 11).

Michael Saunders & Company

Licensed Real Estate Broker

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

Marianne Correll, says… “Buy now for your future! A piece of the island is a perfect investment. Call and talk with me any time for information on the best properties to enhance our lifestyle.”

INCREDIBLE HOME totally updated, quiet Holmes Beach location. This is not a drive-by. 2BR/2BA. $329,000

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PERICO BAY CLUB One of the best 2BR/2BA condos available. Gorgeous bay views, 1 car garage. $247,500


THURSDAY JUNE 13, 2002 25B


From left: Kids learn how to solve problems via human knot; Raegan Shelley sports her new nose; Ashley McMullen cheers, “Hurrah!”; Ryan Burke tries to get a splinter out — he succeeds after 40 minutes. Photos by Lusya Sullivan

WEATHER STATISTICS AND TIDES High Temp. 91 90 88 91 88 88 88

Sun., June 2 Mon., June 3 Tues., June 4 Wed., June 5 Thurs., June 6 Fri., June 7 Sat., June 8

Low Temp. 74 75 78 77 74 73 71

Record High 96 (1981) 96 (1981) 97 (1993) 96 (1993) 96 (1983) 96 (1983) 97 (1984)

Record Low 68 (1984) 66 (1992) 70 (1992) 68 (1992) 68 (1986) 69 (1986) 67 (1992)

Humidity 67% 54% 71% 69% 67% 82% 96%

Rainfall 0.00 0.00 0.00 TRACE 0.03 0.00 0.85

Thurs., June 13 Fri., June 14 Sat., June 15 Sun., June 16 Mon., June 17 Tues., June 18 Wed., June 19

Morning Tides High Low (none) (none) (none) (none) 6:54 9:48 7:22 12:31 7:51 1:20 8:22 2:06 8:54 2:52

Evening Tides High Low 1:55 10:52 2:50 11:41 3:53 (none) 5:03 11:23a 6:24 1:11 7:54 2:46 9:39 4:09

From The Longboat Observer weather station

Rainfall: Year-to-date 2002 2001 12.41 in. 14.65 in.

Month-to-date Average Water 2002 2001 Temp.: 84 0.88 1.00 in.

Moon phases: First Qtr.


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New Listing... Penthouse in Grand Bay. Granite counters, marble master bath. Extensive upgrades. Wrap around terrace, views from bay to sunsets on the Gulf. 2 lobby level garage spaces, private beach club $569,000 Stunning Signature Home In Bay Isles... Over 5100 sq ft of dynamic contemporary design. 4 BRs, family room w/ wine cellar, saunas, exercise room, private office, 50 ft dock. $2,995,000

Bay Isles Homesite...One lot from point on the Bay. 130 feet on deep sailboat water. $1,595,000

Michael Saunders & Company Licensed Real Estate Broker 6132

61 S. Blvd. of Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-4447 • Residence, 383-3209

SURROUND YOURSELF IN THE LUXURY Graciously appointed condominium/hotel suites. The Resort at Longboat Key Club pampers you with fine dining, generous amenities and dramatic views of the Gulf, lagoon, tennis courts, or golf course fairways. Great income potential! 2204A 4105A 7103A 5102A 5304A


INN ON THE BEACH - CLUB SUITES Gross Income ‘01 $56,900+ $329,000 Gross Income ‘01 $55,000+ $329,000 Gross Income ‘01 $41,565+ $235,000 Gross Income ‘01 $35,700+ $195,000 Gross Income ‘01 $43,200+ $215,000

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A Sotheby’s Selection... Bay Isles new premier residence. Marvelous elevation with meticulous detail. 4 BR suites, stainless kitchen w/butler’s pantry, 4 court garages, freeform vanishing edge pool. Bay views on deep sailboat water. $3,500,000 Key Club Garden Villa... 3 BR’s, soaring ceilings, family room, large screened terrace & two-car garage. Gated security, private beach club. Enjoy the convenience & amenities of condo living. $375,000

LIDO SHORES A rare opportunity has come to own one of Sarasota’s most renowned estates. Located on 382’ ft of New Pass with views of southern Longboat Key and Gulf of Mexico. Build your own dream home on one or more of the 3 waterfront lots remaining in the estate. Prices from $2,800,000 to $7,500,000 Gail Wittig and Cynthia “Saint” Cacchiotti

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941-383-7591 ...ESTABLISHED REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE HARBOUR LINKS ➤GREAT VIEW AND... cathedral ceilings, private elevator, enclosed garage, 2 small pets allowed. 3BR/2.5BA also included. Who needs more? $545,000.

VIZCAYA ➤PRESTIGIOUS ADDRESS...The finest design and workmanship are evident in this meticulous, customized gulf front condo. Spacious 4BR residence offers privacy, fabulous views, large terrace with summer kitchen, plus private 2-car garage. Furnished at $4,150,000.

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

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

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Expert defense sometimes defeats a contract that the declarer thinks is easily made. It is interesting to note that the East player sat silently with his 14 high-card points, because his shape was 4-3-3-3 and he was strong in spades. This is sometimes referred to as a trap pass. West led the queen of clubs against the four-heart contract. Declarer needs to set up diamond tricks and ruff a club or two in the dummy, so he delayed drawing trump. At trick two, he led a diamond to the 10, hopefully finessing against West’s queen. East won the 10 with his ace, making it look like the queen was in West’s hand. East returned a trump to dummy’s ace. The declarer saw 10 easy tricks. He played the ace of spades and ruffed a spade and a club. East unblocked the king. Declarer drew trump and took the proven diamond finesse to the jack. East won this with his queen of diamonds and the defense took the rest of the tricks, setting the contract down two.

Dealer: North Vulnerable: Both North ♠ A 10 8 7 5 2 ♥A54 ♦ K J 10 East ♣7 ♠KQ3 ♥ 10 9 8 6 ♦AQ2 ♣K83 South ♠4 ♥ KQJ73 ♦9543 ♣A42

West ♠J96 ♥2 ♦876 ♣ A J 10 9 6 5

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.”

The Bidding: West 1♠ 3♥ Pass

South — Pass Pass

North Pass Pass Pass

East 2♥ 4♥

Opening lead: Q ♣ MERRILL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Longboat Island Chapel — Thursday, June 6 North-South 1. Ruth and George Neumann 2. MaryLou Thomas and Robert Schaefer 3. Trudy and Al Florin 4. Ruth and Malcolm Popik East-West 1. Lori and Roger Brickman 2. Helen Schweyer and Cathy McNeill 3. Cele Schwartz and Paul Massik 4. Polly Kaatz and Jayne Forstenzer

Winners LONGBOAT KEY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Longboat Island Chapel — Tuesday, June 4 North-South 1. Posy Potter and Esther Wilson 2. Tim Lesnik and Robert Schaefer 3. Ruth and Malcolm Popik East-West 1. Blanche Jacoby and Helen Schweyer 2. MaryLou Thomas and Anne Timm 3. Jim Brown and Brian Howard

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Adult Care CAREGIVER NEEDED for active senior male. Need reliable person w/excellent experience. Flexible hours and situation. 383-7044. EXPERIENCED CNA/HHA offering reliable care with respect and dignity for your loved ones in their home. Available all shifts. 20/yrs. experience. Great references, call 708-0378.

Alterations/Upholstery ISLAND UPHOLSTERY. Furniture, cushions, etc. Repair and restoring antiques. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates! 778-4335.

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RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer. ☛ PERSONAL ASSISTANT, current RN, Drive your car to the North and back. licensed. Appointments, light meal prep, References. 941-778-5381 shopping & correspondence. Call 729-6891.

Boat Charter


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

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.

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

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

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Computer Services RETIRED COMPUTER Teacher. Using exclusive E/Z-LEARN system in your home. Learn more than from any other person. 383-5372. COMPUTER OBEDIENCE Training. Is your computer misbehaving? Will train your computer to listen to you! Special $15/hour. FREE ADVICE. 545-7508.

Cleaning Services APPLE, iMac & Windows certified technician RELIABLE TEAM OF TWO will clean your available for upgrades, repairs & tutoring. house, do your laundry and ironing, and Call Steven, 312-9317 even do your alterations. Great rates! Please IN HOME computer services. Senior friendly, call, 387-2348. training, installation, trouble shooting. Jules Porchey, The Computer Man. 927-1428.  HOUSECLEANER. RELIABLE, mature, responsible experienced and w/great Crushed Shell references. Cell: (941) 587-5899, Rosalie. GILLIS & GILLIS ENTERPRISES. Crushed, HOUSE CLEANING. Permanent, weekly or washed shell, top soil, landscaping service. biweekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a We install shell driveways. Serving Sarasota free estimate and ask for Marieta, 722-4866 & The Keys since 1978. Fully licensed & insured. 941-753-2954. or Silvia, 723-3874. KATHY & MIKE’S CLEANING SERVICE. Delivering a standard of excellence for all your interior & exterior cleaning needs. Great rates & references. 722-4358. HOUSE/CONDO CLEANING. Thorough & Reliable. Free Estimates. References avail. Please call Renee, 926-3550. DAZZLE CLEANING Service, “personalized housekeeping to meet your needs. References. Call Via, 379-6582.

Furniture (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN PILLOW TOP mattress set. Still in plastic, $150. Can deliver. 232-2544. CHINA/CURIO, ANTIQUE white, 4/glass shelves +2/drawers, back mirror, 2/lights, 47”wx15.5”dx79”h, purchased at Thomasville asking $600. Leather plus Barca/Lounger recliner, white, 2/yrs. old, asking $400. Both items in excellent condition. 941-387-9577.

OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL CLEANING. FUTON. ALL oak, honey finish, no metal, mission frame. 9/Layer foam mattress. Still in Call 746-7332. box. Cost, $525. Sell, $325. Can deliver. Boat Slips for Rent/Sale 941-761-2344. ➥ BRAZILIAN HOUSE CLEANER. Good SUPERB BOAT Slip for rent in high & dry indoor marina. In & out boat storage at its References. Free Estimates. 926-8036. DISPLAYED, but never used, MODEL finest. Excellent south Longboat location, HOME FURNITURE: 4-piece bedroom suite, easy access to Bay and Gulf. Up to 30’ Call GOT HOUSEWORK??? Let me help you! $259; sofa & love seat, $399; queen bed Call for an appointment. 330-2352. set, $199; full bed set, $159; twin bed set, ALTERATIONS, GENERAL SEWING and 371-1866 custom clothing. Fittings and measurements EXPERT HOUSECLEANING by Brazilian $129; daybed complete w/pop-up trundle & 2 done in your own home and delivered to you. ladies. Reliable, meticulous and thorough. mattresses, $285; Futon and frame, $199. RARELY AVAILABLE Please call, 387-2348. Commercial welcome! Excellent references. Delivery available. Builders, 753-7118. 80 FEET “T” SLIP AT THE MOORINGS Please call 504-6157 or 371-9869. (1) BRAND NEW FULL ORTHOPEDIC $475,000 Antiques mattress set. Still in plastic, $130. Can 941-504-8018  MRS. MAIDS. Want a clean house? deliver. 232-2544. Call Mari. Competitive prices. References. MICHAEL GRANSTON Bonded and Insured. 343-0220. (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN ORTHOPEDIC STEVEN POSTANS ANTIQUES COLDWELL BANKER plush mattress set. Still in plastic, $120. Can HAVE MOVED TO 28,000SQ.FT. HOUSE CLEANING by experienced Brazil- deliver. 232-2544. WAREHOUSE. OVER 1.000 PIECES ian ladies. Good references. Free estimates. OF 18TH & 19TH C. ENGLISH AND Please call Kiara 342-4243. (1) BRAND NEW KING PILLOW TOP CONTINENTAL FURNITURE mattress set. Still in plastic, $250. Can YOUR YACHT IS BEAUTIFUL! CLEAN WINDOWS, wouldn’t that be nice! deliver. 232-2544. AND CLOCKS. DOESN’T IT DESERVE A I’ll make your glass gleam! Local, license, insured. CHRIS’S WINDOW CLEANING. BEAUTIFUL HOME? 7881 15TH ST. E. (OLD 301), YOUR FURNITURE AD (941) 725-0399. SARASOTA, FL, HERE! SECURE, DEEPWATER BOAT SLIPS 2/BUILDINGS NORTH OF SAM’S CLUB CALL 383-5509 IN A PROTECTED, GARDEN SETTING 755-6063 CHAMPAGNE’S NEAR LONGBOAT’S NORTH END. MAID & ERRAND SERVICE AVAILABLE NOW FOR BOATS TO 60’. Answers for this week’s crossword THE KEY TO MORE FREE TIME Auto Sales & Service HARBOUR VILLA CLUB MOORINGS FOR YOU (941) 383-9544 1995 TOYOTA AVALON XLS. Has every 15 YEARS THIS AREA option including leather seats, power WEEKLY, BI-MONTHLY, MONTHLY sunroof, climate control, cruise, alloy wheels, PH. 925-7946 65K/mi. Excellent condition. Only $10,500. LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 60/ft. boat slip. Call Mike, 725-2826/387-3366. E-MAIL: CCHAMP4900@AOL.COM Seasonal, $19.00 per foot. Monthly $23.00 1995 LEXUS ES300, Gold Package. per foot. Yearly $16.50 per foot, plus Leather, loaded, remote entry, 70K/mi., very electricity and sales tax. 504-1232. EUROPEAN FAMILY CLEANING SERVICE clean, security. 358-9505. Low rates, experienced and insured. Commercial & Residential. 587-4540. Business Opportunities

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

Auto Transport

JOIN OUR TEAM! International and Fortune AUTO TRANSPORT state to state. Insured, 500 Company. 1-877-426-2067. professional, N/S driver w/clean record. Reasonable rates. References available. RETAIL STORE for sale in the Centre Shops, LBK. 387-8997. (941) 545-5325.

Clock/Watch Repair

WATCH REPAIR, 25/yrs. experience. Pick-up & Deliver. Suncoast Time. 753-2360.


28B THURSDAY JUNE 13, 2002


Garage, Moving & Estate Sales

Help Wanted


Items Under $200

Moving Services

TURN SPARE TIME INTO $$$ Mail-order SONY WEB TV Plus w/wireless keyboard, in E-commerce business. PT/FT Free info. original box, $95. 941-387-9577. Full training. KENMORE CANISTER vacuum cleaner, 888-207-1825. $30. 358-0059. ATTENTION: WORK FROM HOME $500PT-$7000FT MATTRESS, KING size w/box spring set. (888) 214-7062 Free Information Clean, good cond., $150. 780-3547. GROWING BUSINESS NEEDS HELP! Work from home. Mail-order/E-Commerce. Investment Opportunities $522+/week PT - $1000-$4000/week FT WANTED: AGGRESSIVE INVESTOR for 888-707-9520. aggressive return. No stock market ups and COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR. P/T downs. Earn 25% interest. Principle and position open in dynamic Real Estate office interest returned monthly. Call Robert, on St. Armands Circle. Ability to handle busy 941-720-0520. phones and multi-tasks essential. Some computer skills a plus. 3-4/days per week. Landscaping Fax resume to: (941) 388-3231. & Lawn Services FREE SNOW REMOVAL, and when its not snowing, I specialize in installing CRUSHED NATIONAL AUTHOR, LOOKING to house SHELL and ROCK yards, driveways and sit for 6-12/mos. as he finishes next 2 books. walkways. Rip Rap, sand and mulch also Call David, 941-927-7348. delivered and spread. Hauling available. Please call DAVID BANNIGAN at 794-6971 or cell at 504-7045. Items For Sale


Health Services

MAILBOX W/SOLID carved cypress post. Dolphin, Pelican or Manatee available. $325. 383-3294.

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


For your convenience, I come to you!

PROTECT YOUR ASSETS from Nursing Home & Home Health Care costs through affordable Extended Care coverage from Bankers Life & Casualty Company. For a free consultation, call 941-778-7859.

Help Wanted ATTENTION: Growing Company Needs Help! Work From Home - Full Training Free Information 888-399-0775. BUSY REAL estate professional looking for licensed assistant with good computer skills. Fax resume to: 383-9710.

JAMIE BASSHAM’S LAWN CARE. Professional Lawn Services and Landscaping. Licensed and Insured. For free estimates, call 705-5901, 778-0934.

6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK. Henredon Laundry King bedroom set. Furniture, clothes, housewares. Gigantic Sales! Open Sat. WASH N’FOLD, IRONING, ALTERATIONS. 9a.m.-1p.m. 383-4738. Comforters/$12. Residential & Commercial. JOHNSON OUTBOARD 2/HP motor. Linen Service. Self-Service. Clean and attended. Open 7/days. Drop-off/pick-up Reconditioned, $275 o/b/o. 387-2021. and delivery. PARADISE COIN LAUNDRY, 7466 Cortez Road West, 795-1657.


  DUNBAR’S MOVING. One item or household. Lowest prices around, 25/years experience. Specializing in antiques. Free estimates! 727-4861.

Painting & Wallpapering PAINTING & GENERAL SERVICES CO. Father & Son Team. Handyman repairs, pressure washing, professional quality work. All phases interior/exterior. Call Dan, 954-2158. ✦ GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT & PAPER SERVICES. Int./ext. painting, pressure washing, wallpaper & faux painting. We spray wicker. Prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates! Lic./Ins. Call Kevin. Cell 704-7115 or 792-1646.. PASTEL PAINTING. Interior/exterior, neat, reasonable. Wallpaper/wallpaper removal. Supplying LBK clients w/over 12 years experience & customer service. Insured. Paul Passanant. 366-9434.

✔ RAY CORDY’S CUSTOM PAINTING. Impeccable references. Free estimates. Insured. 953-5215 or 724-0520. Personals GENTLEMAN SEEKS lady, 45-55/yrs. old. Information to: P.O. Box 21242, Bradenton, FL 34203.


Professional Services Masonry

Items Under $200

MASON, 25/YRS. experience. Glass block SOFA, WHITE background w/blue, rose & work, window sills, pavers, cinder block, beige scroll, zippered cushions. Great buy at brick and tile. Walls built and repaired. Fireplaces. Licensed & Insured. 795-3034. $175. 383-6221. 2/BOY’S SCHWINN mountain bikes, 26”, 18/speed, $50/ea. Surfboard w/leash, 5’9”, 2/fins +third slot, $100. Cell: 504-8735.



KITCHEN SET: Square 40” glass top table w/off white metal frame, 4/wood chairs w/loose cushions, $175. 496-4378.


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

Evening & weekend appointments available. Home visits or conveniently located at the Holiday Inn on Longboat Key.

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

DYNAMIC BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. WICKER FURNITURE. White, Art Deco Good Income. Hot markets. No door-to-door period, 1/table, 4/chairs, 1/vanity & cedar sales. Free No Obligation Information. wood chest, $150/all. 924-1426 or 320-1192. 800-440-2198. KING SIZE box spring w/twin mattresses. ✔ BRIGHT, OUTGOING adults to conduct Clean, good condition. Pick-up, St. Armands visitor surveys at Mote Aquarium. Project Key, $125. 388-2083. duration approximately 2/months. Hours and days very flexible. Training provided. Contact MGB CONVERTIBLE top, ‘77-’80. Canvas Paula Clark, 388-4441 for more information interior w/vinyl exterior. Never been used, or to schedule an appointment. $200. 925-7742, leave message.


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

S E RV I C E D I R E C T O RY Computer House Calls

Massage Therapy Marty Roca, LMT

For your convenience, I come to you! Chair massage also available (941) 587-9690

License# MA32116

Reasonable Rates

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

We come to you! Repairs • Setup • Installation • Training • Web Sites Digital Cameras • Internet Connections Specializing in Seniors & School Tutoring 50% off first hour with this ad! Call 941-539-9842

A professional home-watching service

Terry’s Mobile Car Wash & Detail Service We Clean Your Car at Your Home or Office. Wash, Wash & Wax or Full Detail Available 941.266.6386 or 941.957.3490

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

We’ll watch your home when you leave it behind! Mirrors • Windows • Shower Enclosures • Table Tops • Custom Etchings

(941) 755-0268 (941) 751-4594 Fax

4301 32nd St. W. Suite A-14 Lakewood Business Park Bradenton, FL 34205




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

Phone: 383-5509 or Fax: 383-7193

Weekly Inspections • Monthly Reports Bonded • Insured

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Massage Swedish • Thai • Reflexology • Reiki


$10 OFF your first visit Howard J. Zeger Licensed Massage Therapist Lic. MA 26945

(941) 544-6733 Your Home or My Office


THURSDAY JUNE 13, 2002 29B Remodeling & Home Improvements

Professional Services

ROBERT HELD’S HANDYMAN & MORE! Repairs, Installs, Tile, Vinyl, Improvements,  GIL REMODELING. General RemodelWindow Cleaning & Rescreen. Dependable, ing, Inside & Outside, Cabinets & Furniture friendly service. Call Monday thru Friday, Maker. 20/Years Experience. 941-927-7509. 9a.m.-6p.m. for appointment. 758-8044.

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

Remodeling & Home Improvements SKILLED, HONEST, RELIABLE. Carpentry, Painting, Remodeling. Tons of experience. References available. Call Steve Ivan, 941-780-2386.


All Variations of Ceramic Tile Supplied & Installed. Floors a Specialty. Large Longboat Key Portfolio. Free Estimates & Custom Designs. Dirty grout? Give us a shout! Grout cleaning & restoration services available. Call Neil Halfacre (941) 726-3077 LIC.


MATT’S RENOVATIONS. Carpet Cleaning, Pressure Washing, House Cleaning, Painting, Window Washing. Bonded & Insured. Matt, 941-544-0640.


Commercial Rentals & Sales

DOWNTOWN, 1280 North Palm Ave. for $259,900. DOWNTOWN Bayfront. 2BR/2BA, rent. 1000/sq.ft. prime storefront or office over 1,500sq.ft. Only 14/units in building. with kitchenette. 383-0244. New carpet and paint. In unit laundry. Low condo fees! Dennis Girard, Central Park 1515 MAIN ST. for rent. 2300sq.ft. retail Realty, 941-809-0041. w/850sq.ft. second floor apartment, contemporary with skylights. 383-0244. ✦ DOWNTOWN, BY OWNER. 1100sq.ft., 1BR/1.5BA, new kitchen, pool, enclosed “THE MOST DISTINCTIVE ADDRESS” garage. $188,000. Call 366-5268. Avenue of the Flowers-Longboat Key. Join Publix, Eckerds and other exquisite shops. 1665sq.ft. available. 1-800-940-6000. EMERALD HARBOUR, LBK HOME The Sembler Co., Andy Carlson, Licensed 3BR/2BA, CAGED POOL, R.E. Broker. DOCK, DEEP WATER CANAL, DEEDED BEACH ACCESS. Condos & Homes For Sale $649,000 QUAINT SETTING on Bayou. Downtown, BY OWNER - BROKERS PROTECTED 2BR/2BA, office, Florida room. Updated, 383-0904 furnished, ground floor. $159,900. 321-1592.

JOE UNGVARSKY Construction. Remodeling contractors. In-house plan design. State licensed and insured. #CRC035261. PRICED TO SELL! Lovely 2BR/2BA, Many island references. 778-2993. turnkey furnished villa. Steps to beach and shops. $199,900. Call Jack McCormick, 383-5577. Wagner Real Estate Company. Roofing STATE CERTIFIED Roofing & General Contractor, FL. Professional Engineer, Roofing (all types), Remodeling, Repairs. Call DON for immediate response. 720-0794. Lic. CC-CO57977, CG-CO61519, PE20374. VISA/MC.

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

  BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof repair specialists! Re-roofs! New roofs! Tile Replacement! All work guaranteed! RC004206. 941/753-6879.


Services DELICIOUS, GOURMET no-salt, no-fat, all-natural cuisine. By appointment, projectbased, short/long-term. (941) 704-4176 or write:

2BR/2BA, BAY VIEW, SPLIT PLAN 11 SUNSET DR. NEXT TO RITZ (Possible Lease Option)) KING & COMPANY 388-1288 OR 266-1078

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

 CERAMIC TILE Supplied and Installed

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


Taxi Service

♦ ♦ ♦ CUSTOM RENOVATIONS. 25/years DON’T FEEL like fighting traffic, parking? $299,900. YES, imagine nothing but ocean. Not sure where the address is? Take a

experience as a highly skilled, dependable, restoration/renovation expert, carpenter & fine finishing contractor. Kitchen and bathroom specialist. Repairs & Painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.

Condos & Homes For Sale

Direct Gulf views on Longboat Key. Furn., TAXI and arrive safely. $1.50 to get in, freshly painted, new ceramic. Shop and $1.50/mi. Clean friendly, serving all of compare. Dennis Girard, 941-809-0041. Manatee and Sarasota Counties, as well as Central Park Realty. Tampa, Sarasota & St. Pete airports. ISLAND TRANSPORTATION 7am-3am (or by appt.) 779-2520.

Things To Do BORED? LOOKING for something to do? Try improvisation. Whose line is it anyway? Yours. Evening 8/week beginning workshops registering now. Contact Pam Smith at Florida Studio Theatre, 366-1350.



3271 BAYOU SOUND. Keep your boat on ☛ ☛ FOR SALE by owner. Spanish your private dock right in your own back yard in this beautiful 3BR canal front pool home in PRIME OFFICE space available at the Centre Shops, Longboat Key. Call 387-3135. Main Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA, renovated, popular Bay Isles Reduced below recent unattached villa. New tile and carpet. Canal appraisal, $829,000. Open Sunday, 1-4p.m. front w/boat dock. $319,000. 383-0034. Wayne & Penny Sanders, 923-5895, Michael   LONGBOAT KEY PROPERTIES. Saunders & Co. Restaurant Business: 150 seats, FOR SALE by owner. Spanish Main Yacht full bar, price cut to $199,900. Building: Club, 2BR/2BA +den & screened lanai. New CANAL FRONT, 3BR/2BA. Screened pool, Residential/commercial, $1,500,000. 3/Lots: ceramic tile and carpet, loads of storage, boat dock, fireplace. Partial Bay view. C-1 zoning, $400,000 each. Longview beach access. Only $217,000. Owner, $379,000. Vincent, 383-8860. A. Paradise Realty, Inc., 383-6112. 383-0034. Realty.

Commercial Rentals & Sales

S E RV I C E D I R E C T O RY PLATINUM MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. • Construction Loans • Purchase • Refinancing • FHA/VA Joanne Johansen Licensed Mortgage Broker, Executive Loan Specialist

(941) 798-3644

Cell: (941) 724-5295

Licensed Mortgage Brokerage Business


Phone 746-7477


POOLS Owner/Operator TOM MICKE


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

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

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

LBKC Member SCT Member

Excellent Service At Reasonable Rates

• Service • Repairs

DAUGHTER FOR HIRE For You Or Someone You Love. A pair of helpful hands or eyes around the house. Transportation for errands, medical or hair appointments, bridge or lunch dates. Cheerful companion with loving references written by my other “Moms and Dads” ....By The Hour Call Cynthia. 941-539-9947

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Lots & Acreage For Sale

Rentals: Annual

Rentals: Annual

BIRD KEY. 3BR/2BA, bay views, unfurn., $3900/mo. LONGBOAT. 3BR/2BA, bay and canal, unfurnished, $3500/mo. ST. ARMANDS TOWER. 2BR/2BA, furn., $1800/mo. BANYAN BAY. 3BR/3BA, bay views, furnished, $2500/mo. PRESIDENTIAL, 2BR/2BA, pool view, furn., $1350/mo. LONGBOAT. 3BR/2BA house, canal, pool, unfurn., $2000/mo.

EN PROVANCE. Direct Gulf front, 4BR/4BA, $7000/mo. THE RITZ-CARLTON, stunning bay/Gulf views. $6900/mo.


LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE, single family lot. Boat dock, community pool. New 9/unit LONGBOAT KEY, Seagate Club. For sale subdivision on 6.53/acres. Plans available L’ELEGANCE, bay view, 2BR/2BA w/DEN. by Owner Gulf front penthouse completely $273,900. Carol Williams, Broker, Smith Partial furnished if needed by tenant. furnished 2BR/2BA, split design Spectacular REALTORS, 941-778-0777, 744-0700/eves. ST. ARMANDS Towers South. Direct gulf views of Gulf from every room. On-site front, 2BR/2BA. management. $669,000. No Brokers. THE RENAISSANCE. Downtown, 2BR/2BA, Mobile Homes (248) 642-4421. bay view. MOBILE HOME, 1BR/2BA. Sleeps 6, room for 2nd bedroom. Remodeled kitchen/bath, $239,900. 2BR/2.5BA, 1,500sq.ft. Longboat JENNETTE & ROSSI Key Townhouse, furnished, garage, great open patio, 300ft. from beach & Marina. REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT LBK, $27,500. 941-387-2021. rental program. Only 12/years old. Tennis 941-953-6000 and Pro shop on site. Dennis Girard, Central Open House Park Realty Corp. 941-809-0041. BAY VIEW, 2BR/2BA. One Watergate, unfurnished, steps to the Ritz. $1600/mo. Almost STEAL THIS HOME this weekend. No pets. 373-0302. MAKE OFFER! By owner, no comm., transferred WATERLEFE GOLF & River Club villa. (Below Appraisal). BEACHFRONT Gated community, new 1/story, 2/car garage, VIZCAYA I PENTHOUSE 2+BR, pool/hot tub, fully furnished. Monthly 4BR/3BA, open plan, LR, DR, study, 3BR +LIBRARY, S.W. CORNER, rental. Call for details. 941-747-2534. foyer, family room w/fireplace, SUNRISES, SUNSETS. large kitchen, vaulted ceilings BAYFRONT, EMBASSY HOUSE on Palm ASKING $2,999,000 10” crown, laundry, 2.5/garage, Avenue. Downtown luxury condo SELLER SAYS “MAKE OFFER” large patio, heated pool. w/amenities. 2BR/2BA, water views, $1475/mo. 955-5488. Water & Golf & Preserve views. JUDY KEPECZ Corner lot, custom 3200+/-sq.ft. COLDWELL BANKER PREVIEWS ANNA MARIA CITY. Wheel chair friendly, Sell, lease, trades. 941-387-1825 historic Florida cottage. 1.5BR/2BA, porch, Creative financing, hold 2nd. patio, carport, workshop, boat. Night blooming backyard. Pets OK. $2800/mo. Also, for SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, free standing OPEN HOUSE sale!. Only $489,000. 778-9217. 2BR/2BA villa. Enclosed lanai, beach & bay Sat.-Sun, 10a.m.-6p.m. access, community pool & docks, $255,000. BRING OFFERS ANNUAL RENTAL Country Club Shores 383-8860. By Owner. canal-front home. 3BR, 2BA. $2,600/mo. 6300 Thorndon Circle, Hanly & Assoc. 388-2331 University Park BEHIND THE GATES OF LONGBOAT KEY 1-800-949-2949 LIDO BEACH condo. Gulf view, 1BR/1BA, CLUB: DIRECT GULF FRONT, 2BR/2BA, designer furnished. Annual $1300/mo. w/awesome, panoramic views of the Gulf, 374-6254. Siesta, Lido, Sarasota & the Bay. Totally updated. Open, light and bright. See sunsets LIDO BEACH. Special low rates through EXQUISITE MODEL HOME and hear the rolling surf 365 days/year. December! Efficiency/1BR available from $559,000. Anne Mitchell, (941) 725-0227. $500/mo. (941) 388-2590. Michael Saunders & Company. NORTH LONGBOAT KEY BEACHSIDE COMMUNITY COZY, FURNISHED 1BR w/Florida room, $429,900 LONGBOAT beauty, 2BR/2.5BA. 7050 FIREHOUSE RD. pool, & spa access, 55+. 925-7742 or Pager: Seeing is believing! Travertine marble 215-2221. throughout, crown molding, everything new. 3BR/3.5BA, COMMUNITY POOL, New furnishings, some bay views, garage. ELEVATOR, PRIVATE COURTYARD. Great rental program. Dennis Girard, Central WINDWARD BAY $1,195,000.00 FURNISHED Park Realty Corp., 941-809-0041. CONDO ON THE BAY. Mainland direct Bayfront, w/beautiful bay & sunset views. 3BR/2.5BA, 2/balconies, 2315/sq.ft. of comfort. Impeccable unit in great building w/pools, boat docks, concierge, 24/hr. security and more! Close to Arts, beaches, airport, dining and more. Offered at $639,000. Call Joan D. Boltax, Michael Saunders & Co. 941-350-6390 anytime.



CONRAD BEACH OPEN SAT. & SUN., 10-4 387-9595

Rentals: Annual LONGBOAT KEY, completely furnished 2BR/2BA. Recent updates! Amenities include pool, private beach, active clubhouse and carport. $1850/mo. annually. Refs. and security deposit required. (262) 740-0219 or (815) 243-2617. 2-3BR/2BA CANAL FRONT. Bring your boat! Short stroll to powdery white beaches and beautiful Joan Durante Park. Nearly 2000/sq.ft., annual $1800/mo. Available 6/5. 725-2826.

ENJOY PANORAMIC BAY VIEWS FROM THIS 2BR/2BA CONDO. UPDATED KITCHEN W/BRAND NEW APPLIANCES. CARPORTS, TENNIS, EXERCISE ROOM. $2250/MO. ALSO, 1BR/1BA VILLA WITH GREENBELT VIEWS, SAME AMENITIES AS ABOVE. $1250/MO. CALL 780-3858 SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, beach & bay access, community pool. Also available seasonally. 383-8860.


EN PROVENCE, 3BR +family room. Fabulous views in premiere condo community. Call Cheryl Loeffler, Coldwell Banker Previews. 383-5000. ON LIDO BEACH, 2BR/2BA, ground level villa, furnished. $1300/mo. King & Company, George Peter Ryan, 388-2040 or 586-3417. LIDO BEACH, high rise, furnished or unfurnished, 2BR/2BA. Mostly white decor & kitchen, excellent condition, elegant lobby, heated pool. S.E. exposure. Available immediately, $1500/mo. annual or 6/mo. lease. 388-2922.

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation LIDO VACATION RENTALS. One bedroom furnished apartment across from beach and one block from St. Armands Circle, $800/mo. Call 266-4775. LUXURY CUSTOM, fully furnished 1BR, Fairway Bay Townhouse. One floor living, overlooking garden/pool, 2/car garage & elevator. $4000/mo. Short term rental. 203-322-2138. FAIRWAY BAY Townhouse. Water view! Designer decorated. Available now through March. 941-387-0438. NEW MOUNTAIN apartment in cool Sapphire Valley, N.C. 2BR/1BA, family room/kitchenette, large deck w/gorgeous mountain views. Amenities: pools, exercise room, clubhouse, golf, tennis, fishing, etc. $350/wk. 359-6868 or (828) 743-7601. *Three (3) MONTH MINIMUM REQUIRED* LONGBOAT HARBOUR TOWERS, direct Gulf front. SEA GATE CLUB of Longboat Key. ISLANDER CLUB, 2 & 3/BR units available. SEAPLACE UNITS, Garden and Midrise building. L’ELEGANCE, 2BR/2BA, Bay view. THE RITZ, fabulous 2BR/2BA. AT THE ‘RITZ’, stunning 1BR/1.5BA. AT THE ‘RITZ’, amazing 2BR/2BA w/den. EN PROVANCE, 4BR/4BA, $12,000. JENNETTE & ROSSI, INC. REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT 941-953-6000 BUTTONWOOD COVE, 3BR. Deep water slip, pool, tennis and racquet ball courts. Beautifully furnished, Gulf/bay views from 2/lanais. Available monthly April to October, 2002.. 800-220-3165 ext. 2665.


LBK, BAY ISLES. Spacious newly redecorated villa, 2500/sq.ft., Harbour Oaks Dr.  3BR/2.5BA, great room w/island kitchen, LBK, 3BR/3.5BA. Canal front w/view of large lanai overlooking lagoon. Convenient Sarasota Bay. Deep water dock. Beach to shops, walk to Marina and Restaurant. SUMMER RATES AVAILABLE access. Turnkey furnished, $2550/mo. Private beach access. Pet considered. @ $1550/MO. MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS of Gulf of Mexico 749-1901, 730-2790. Email: By owner. $2500/mo. Annual rental OR 941-366-0908, e-mail: and beach from every room. Newly and $550/WEEK beautifully updated w/granite counter tops, ✦ VILLAGE, QUAINT 1BR/1BA cottage DISCOUNTS FOR LONGER STAYS. new appliances and Travertine marble w/small day room, W/D, deck, carport, ☛ BAYVIEW POOL HOME, 3BR/2BA, flooring. Offered at $675,000. Call Joe $775/mo. Wedebrock Real Estate Company, unfurnished, seawall, canal/bay view. Bright, (941) 388-1995 383-5886. open great room, 2/car garage. $2500/mo. 941-302-3400. OR Wedebrock Real Estate Company, HOLMES BEACH, 241 85th St., 3BR/2BA, (941) 724-4703 383-5886. LET ME E-MAIL YOU SOME LISTINGS. Dennis canal front, designer decorated. Furnished or unfurnished. $1800/mo. 778-7345. GRAND BAY. Outstanding bay, city and Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. Gulf views from this 8th floor deluxe ST. ARMANDS, Lido Key. Charming studio $495,000. UNIVERSITY PARK, 2BR/3BA COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, 4BR/2BA. 2+BR condo. Unfurnished $3500/mo. villa, $350/week. North trail, near arts & bay, +den. Golf view, Najjar built, lanai w/pool and Pool, dock, remodeled. Rent or lease The Longboat Connection, Inc., Realtor. secluded studio, $300/week. 496-9724. w/option to buy. $2300/mo. 374-6254. 387-9709. cooking cabana. Owner, 941-360-6660. DENNIS GIRARD CENTRAL PARK REALTY CORP. 941-809-0041


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ST. ARMANDS. Exquisite turnkey furnished SUPERB 2BR/2BA, direct Gulf front condo 2BR/2BA cottage, pool, +screened lanai, at Beachplace - still available for rent for walk beach/Circle. May 1 through Nov. 30. July and September, 2002. Please call, (941) 388-2524. 941-504-1949.

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


SEAPLACE: BUILDING M-2, 3rd floor, 2BR/2BA, all new furniture & appliances, nice northwest view of Gulf. Under building parking space, steps to large pool & beach. 3 or 4 months. Dec. thru March or April 2003. (941) 383-3581.

LIDO BEACH vacation paradise. 1 & 2 bedroom condos overlooking beautiful Lido Beach. Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental condo. 388-1404.

LONGBOAT KEY. Sutton Place, 3BR/2.5BA ☛ BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA canal front home furnished townhouse condo. Beach access in a lush, tropical setting. Please call directly across Gulf Dr. 2/Swimming pools, (813) 832-4805. great view! Reasonable rent. Available Jan. through March, 2003 and 1/month in 2002. Call Ruth Ann, (502) 955-6169 or VACATION RENTALS (502) 239-8498, leave message. Seasonal & Annual LONGBOAT TERRACE, 2BR/2BA, Gulf Call Wedebrock Rental Office view. Available Jan. through March, 2003. $4500/mo. 612-719-0131 or 952-895-9228. 941-383-5886 or 800-486-5886 WALK TO Beach & Bay from this 2BR Longboat Village cottage. Avail. June-Dec. $1000/mo. 356-2659. LIDO BEACH, 3BR/2BA. Living room, family room, screened lanai & hot tub. Furnished house, 1/2 block to Lido Beach, 2/blocks to St. Armands Circle. Available Summer/Fall TANGERINE BAY 2002 or Winter, 2003. 815-877-3332, Fax: 815-877-3309. 3BR DIRECT BAY, LARGE LUXURY FURNISHED CONDO AVAILABLE. BAYFRONT PENTHOUSE NEXT TO THE RITZ! Luxury 2BR/2BA, elegantly furnished TENNIS, FISHING PIER, BEAUTIFUL in a contemporary style, leather furniture, POOL AND WORKOUT FACILITY. marble tables. 914-1055. LESS THAN 1/MI. TO ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE. 3/MO. MINIMUM.

LBK, 3BR/3.5BA. Canal front w/view of Sarasota Bay. Deep water dock. Beach access. Turnkey furnished, $4000/mo. 749-1901, 730-2790. Email:

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SEAPLACE. Newly decorated 2BR/2BA, tennis, pools, whirlpool, on the beach. Call for availability and rates for the 2002/2003 season. Bob, (630) 690-2040.

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SEAPLACE, 2BR/2BA. Building G8, Gulf view. Available Nov. & Dec., 02. Call 941-383-7021.

WINDING OAKS. Longboat, 2BR/2BA, $4800/mo. BIRD KEY home, 4BR/3BA, canal, pool, $6000/mo. *Many other 2003 seasonal rentals available! Visit our web site... COLDWELL BANKER LISA SNOW 388-5532 COUNTRY CLUB Shores, canal front. Renovated 2BR/3BA, fully furnished w/pool and boat dock. 2/week minimum. (941) 388-5551, Dan. LBK CONDO by the beach. 1BR/1BA. Pool, central location near shops. $500/wk. summer rate. 941-914-4646

BAYPORT, LONGBOAT Key. Gorgeous LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/2BA. Beautifully Gulf views, beautifully furnished, 2BR/2BA, renovated w/granite. On the beach! Available largest unit 2nd floor. Available May through throughout 2002. 859-441-6896. Dec. 2002, April through Dec., 2003. (860) 521-4774. SOUTH PALM AVENUE. Walk to Burns Court area. Newly renovated 2BR/2BA GORGEOUS GULF front and Gulf view turnkey Garden apartment. Available condos. All amenities: heated pool, 2/Har immediately. $1350/mo. 941-387-0438. Tru tennis courts, exercise facility. 3/mo. LIDO BEACH. Studio & 1BR. Available now min. The Aquarius Club Condominium. until December. Contemporary Fully furn. (941) 383-4223. Short walk 383-2566.





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

UNIQUE BEACH access at Seaplace. 2BR/2BA, sleeps 4. (2/mo. min.). First floor walk out, 50ft. to ocean beach, garden view, fully furnished, non-smoking. Tennis courts LBK, 2BR/2BA, bay/canal views, 4/pools, and 2/pools. Available: May-Nov. $1250/mo., tennis, beach house, rec. room. Min. 3/mos. Dec. $2500, Jan.-March $3500, April $2500. 703-528-9729 or Also, available annually. 383-8566.

BANYAN BAY Club. 3.5BR/3BA. Bayfront. LONGBOAT HARBOUR. Newly renovated 2BR/2BA, canal/bay views, pools, gym, rec LONGBOAT KEY condo, 3BR/2BA, Gulf (843) 883-3496/ room, tennis, beach house. Minimum 3/mos. side, first floor, newly renovated, heated $2600/mo. Call evenings: 516-431-4612. pool. Available anytime, September through May. 813-933-3664. LONGBOAT KEY, 1BR condo. Secure bldg. on beautiful beach, heated pool. Brochure BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA. TKF, across street available. $525/wk. (Winter rates higher). from Gulf. 1/mo. min. Avail.: June 1-Nov. 30, 813-654-3557. $1900/mo.; Dec. $3400. 770-671-0338.


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LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS. Reasonable 2BR, 1/floor house. Close to Tanglewood, walking distance to downtown. Month of August. 941-383-4484.

Time Share WEEKS 22 & 35 at Longboat Key’s Veranda Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, 1st & 5th floor units. Beautiful view! (904) 269-4513.

LBK, STUNNING Key West style home. Gulf Waterfront Property views. 3BR/3BA, private pool/spa, great midkey location. Beach access directly across ENCHANTED HIDEAWAY BAY. Spacious street. Non-smoking. Seasonal or annual. multi-level custom built home on secluded $4000-$9000/mo. 941-387-8315. peninsula offering protected boat dock. Immaculate and elegant interior w/expansive LIDO BEACH, St. Armands Towers, rooms, huge pool & spa, 3/car garage. 2BR/2BA, 1500sq.ft. Directly across from Contact Mike Migone or Tina Rudek at beach, 3/blocks from St. Armands Circle. Wedebrock R.E. Company at 383-5543. Full bay views. Available Oct., Nov., & Dec. Offered for $948,000. $1500/mo. March, April & May, 2003 @ LONGBOAT KEY GULF FRONT ESTATE. $2000/mo. Call Marnie, (941) 320-7686. Over 6,600sq.ft. w/beautiful Gulf and Sunset ☛ ☛ LONGBOAT KEY, SEAPLACE. views. Large master suite overlooking your SPECTACULAR GULF VIEW. June-Oct., own private beach, exercise room, game 2002. 2/BR decorator furnished, 2/pools, room, huge gourmet kitchen. Contact Mike tennis courts, fitness center, security gate. Migone or Tina Rudek at Wedebrock R.E. Company, 383-5543. Offered at $3,390,000. $1100/mo. 388-5032. ON THE Gulf w/pool. 1BR condo, sleeps 4. Nicely furnished, cable, phone, full kitchen, living, dining area, W/D in building. Monthly or May through Jan. $1200/mo. 351-5101.


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