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Nominees vie for positions on P&Z Board BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

No pipe dream Little did Longboat Key resident Joseph Barnes know that when he picked up his father-in-law’s bagpipes four years ago that he would one day join 10,000 other players in a parade through the streets of New York City. But that’s what he did on April 6. The event was sponsored by the Scottishpower Tunes of Glory and its goal was to set a world record in the number of pipers and drummers. Barnes didn’t have a band affiliation and roamed the assembly area looking for a band with which to play. He spoke with the pipe major of a band from Chatham, Ontario, who gave him an audition on the spot. Barnes passed and he joined the band. Barnes describes his experience: “As we turned the corner from 46th Street onto the Avenue, I lost it. There I was right in the middle of a bagpipe band, marching right down the middle of Sixth Avenue in New York. It would have taken my breath away if I hadn’t been concentrating so hard blowing my bagpipe.” The parade disbanded in Central Park. “It was a once in a life time experience,” Barnes said.

Proud grandparents ... Juanita Ann Barb, granddaughter of Carl and Betty Johnson of Longboat Key, is graduating May 4 from Jacksonville University. She has a been a member of the school volleyCONTINUED ON PAGE 2A

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Nate Williams, James Martin and Pete Collandra lead the Longboat Key Police and Fire Honor Guard in the presentation of the colors. The guard appeared in their new uniforms at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce After Hours event held at the Public Safety Complex April 18. The chamber recognized individuals and businesses who contributed $10,920 for the uniforms.

The competition is fierce for the four open seats on the Planning and Zoning Board. Some of the town’s most active citizens are in the running, but there are not enough seats for all — there are twice as many nominees as open positions. Ray Metz, a former commissioner; Pat Arends, a recent candidate for the commission and retired town clerk; Joan Webster, the president of the Public Interest Committee; and Vincent DeLisi, the chairman of the Zoning Board of Adjustment are all vying for a seat on the planning board. Their competition includes former Zoning Board of Adjustment member Peter O’Connor, as well as veteran planning board members Robert Diamant, Richard Levin and Jerry Lee. Someone is always interested in the planning positions, said Diamant, who has chaired the Planning Board for three of the nine years he has been on it. But Diamant said he does not recall a time when there were so many interested applicants. Replacing experienced board members could hurt the continuity of the Planning Board, Diamant warned. But the need for “new blood” will also be a consideration, he said. Personally, Diamant said he would like to be on the board for another term to follow through on some ongoing planning issues. He brings to the board the experience of having worked as an architect on more than 100 projects. As a senior general partner with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, Diamant completed projects such as the John Hancock Center, the NBC office building and the AT&T Corporate Center. Another incumbent up for reappointment, Levin, also has a background in architecture. Levin founded Levin Porter Associates Inc., in Dayton Ohio, and won 70 awards for design excellence. He is a fellow in the American Institute of Architects and was appointed to the Planning Board in 1999. Lee, the current Planning Board chairman, CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A

North, South Key real estate value gap shrinks BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Since 1998, the increase in value of property on the north end of Longboat Key has crept closer and closer to the rate of appreciation enjoyed by owners of property on the south end. In March, records broke on the north end when the home at 6131 Gulf of Mexico Drive sold for $3.8 million. “The north end of Longboat Key is definitely catching up,” said Mike Migone, one of the top agents for Wedebrock Real Estate Company. This trend is illustrated by town records. Since 1998, the gap in the rate of appreciation between the two counties halved. From 1998 to 1999, property south of the county line increased in value by 9%, while northern property rose by just 5% — a difference of 4%.

In 2001, property values in the Sarasota section increased by 15% while values in the Manatee section increased by 13% — a difference of just 2%. That may not sound like much, but the value of each section is counted in the hundreds of millions, so each percent counts. Migone said when land to build new homes became scarce about five years ago, existing properties became popular. Thus the value of Manatee County property started rising faster than before. A broker with Coldwell Banker Previews, Roger Pettingell, said there are currently 20 Gulf-front condos for sale on the north end of the island, compared to 90 Gulffront condos for sale on the south end. On the north end, the prices range from $299,000 to $1,975,000. The south end condos are priced between $520,000 to $7.6 million.

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Town rules allow another 151 housing units to be built on the north end of Longboat Key, of which 25 are under construction. Pettingell pointed out that building new condos would help to hoist prices higher on the north end. The most expensive condo on the north end, for $1.97 million, is also one of the newest, The Grande, he said. Today, there are 3,656 housing units on the north end of Longboat Key, leaving room for only 151

more. Currently, 25 new homes are under construction on the Manatee side of the island. Hannerle Moore, a leading Realtor with Coldwell Banker who grew up on Longboat Key, agreed with Migone. She said she bought CONTINUED ON PAGE 5A




The Ryan clan gathered for a family reunion recently at The Castillian on Longboat Key. Pictured are the 14 grandchildren of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Ryan of Longboat Key.

our TOWN ball team and has coached junior teams. Barb has been a popular counselor at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center in the past summers. Last year she served as camp supervisor. She has recently Juanita Barb accepted a position as assistant volleyball coach at the University of Central Florida. Last year the school volleyball team were champions of the Atlantic-Sun Conference. Barb plans to continue her education and obtain a master’s degree.

... and a proud papa Sarah Wilson Albee, daughter of Longboat Observer columnist George Albee, has two

books on the current New York Times Best Seller (children’s paperback) Books list. The books are “Dora’s Backpack” and “Little Star.” Albee is a free-lance writer living in Connecticut, where her husband, Jon, teaches history and coaches basketball at Taft School. She worked for “Sesame Street” for 14 years before moving out of New York City. The Wilsons are frequent visitors to Longboat Key.

Another plus for the Key Editors of Where to Retire magazine have listed Longboat Key in its list of tax-friendly retirement towns in its latest book, “America’s Best Low-Tax Retirement Towns.” The book ranks and profiles 163 top retirement towns and major metropolitan areas, according to the total tax burdens for people age 65 and over. State and local income tax, property tax, personal property tax, sales tax and a variety of miscellaneous taxes are included in the total.

The book takes nine hypothetical couples with varying incomes and makes comparisons. In addition to Longboat Key, other area cities included are Bradenton, Sarasota and Siesta Key. The book is available at Vacation Publications, at 1-713-974-6903.

Back on the bike Avid cyclist Arthur Wood of Longboat enjoys cycling and more so when it is to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In April he completed two rides. Last weekend he rode 146 miles from Miami to Key Largo and the weekend before, it was 128 miles from Tampa to Weeki Wachee. He raised more than $2,000 on the rides. For the past six years he has ridden in a 150mile Georgia event and last year raised $5,500, the fourth highest in the event. His six-year total is $22,000. He didn’t participate in the Georgia event this year, because the dates conflicted with his son’s wedding. His biking is not without hazard. In his most

recent race he collided with another cyclist who had crashed. His injuries were minor. Contributions can be to the MS Society and sent to Wood at 2379 Harbour Oaks Drive, Longboat Key, 34228.

Resting at home It was a scary few days for 7-year-old Savannah Schield and her parents, Doreen and Steve Schield. Steve is Longboat Key’s environmental officer. Savannah took a tumble while riding her bike and hit her head on a concrete walk April 19. It was determined the blow had caused bleeding on the brain and Savannah was admitted to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. She spent three days in the intensive-care unit. At home now, Savannah will have another brain scan later this week and if all is well, will return to school. Steve said reports from the last scan indicated “it is looking good.” He added, “She’s been a real trooper.” — Compiled by Dora Walters

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Cedars, town tennis seen as good match BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

George Noble, president of the Cedars East Condominium Association, said he sees the potential for a winning match, if the offer by Friends of Tennis to buy the Cedars courts for public use is realized. Currently, the 10 tennis courts surrounded by Cedars East are owned and operated by the Hunt Building Corp. The corporation maintained ownership of the courts, pool and clubhouse after developing the condos around it. Noble said because the court complex is called the Cedars Tennis Resort, it is often confused with the Cedars East condos, which are entirely independent. “Not only are we separate,” said Noble, “but we’re often in conflict.” He said to alleviate that confusion, he would like to change the name of Cedars East to something more along the lines of Mangrove Bay. Noble and other Cedars East residents have no more claim to the 10 courts than

anyone else on Longboat Key, he explained. Any Longboat Key resident can join the corporation’s recreational club by paying a $2,500 initiation fee and $1,600 a year after that. If the courts became a town-operated facility, residents of Cedars East could enjoy a significant drop in membership fees — an annual membership at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center is $450 for a resident and $525 for everyone else. Noble said gaining ownership of the pool at Cedars East would be another positive aspect of the Friends of Tennis purchase. The goal would be to have Friends of Tennis buy the whole recreational facility (the 10 tennis courts, the swimming pool and clubhouse), and then the pool and clubhouse would be sold off to Cedars East. Cedars East condo owners currently pay a $28,000 annual lease for the pool, Noble said. Noble said it would be nice to have control over the pool, which is currently unsupervised. He would also like to free up the clubhouse for the association’s use. As it is,

the clubhouse is occupied by the Hunt Corp.’s tenant, Cedars Bistro. On the negative side, Noble said some Cedars East residents in the units directly fronting on the tennis courts are concerned about opening the area up to the public. “There is a certain amount of resistance,” he said. But no one has become vocal in their opposition to the proposal, Noble said. He personally feels that the professionalism the town’s tennis program exudes would be an asset to Cedars East, not a liability. As for the town’s part in the proposal, Town Manager Bruce St. Denis said he has met with the Friends of Tennis and no new details emerged from the negotiations. One key issue raised by commissioners is sustainability — if the town accepts 10 more courts, would they pay for themselves? “There would be no reason for it not to be self-sustaining,” said John Mrachek, director of the town’s tennis center. Each year, the center has maintained a core base of about 300 members, said

Couple sues over bicycle accident

Town briefs LBK Club rumors hit Town Hall Once again, rumors of an expansion at the Longboat Key Club have generated letters to the Town Commission. On April 18, commissioners received a fax of a petition objecting to the “proposed high-rise condominium development on the site of the now existing Islandside tennis facility.” The petition, with more than 30 names on it, first arrived at Town Hall in April 2001 and apparently was being resent. Also on April 18, commissioners received a new letter objecting to the non-existent condos. Planning Zoning and Building Department Director Jill Jeglie said she does not know of any new developments regarding an expansion at Islandside. No permits have been requested for an expansion, she said. So officially, no project is proposed. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis said he is unsure what caused the outbreak of interest.


A Georgia couple filed suit against the Gulf Tides of Longboat Key Condominium on April 15 for negligence in connection with a four-year-old bicycle accident. The suit alleges that Henry Rives borrowed a neglected bicycle from Gulf Tides while staying as a guest there in 1998. “Suddenly, and without warning, the bicycle chain snapped, propelling Plaintiff Henry Rives off the bicycle. Plaintiff’s body struck the ground with great force causing him injuries,” wrote the Rives’ attorney, Scott B. Kallins. Rives suffered injuries to his arm, wrist, body, nervous system and “extremities,” for which he needed surgery and therapy, according to the suit. The accident also caused him “shame, humiliation, mental anguish and embarrassment,” the suit said. Rives is suing for damages in excess of $15,000. Rives’ wife, Theresa, is also suing Gulf Tides. Kallins wrote that Theresa lost her husband’s care, comfort, society, attention and consortium after the accident. But she is only suing for the “loss of consortium.” The manger of Gulf Tides could not be reached for comment. Kallins asked for the matter to be decided by a jury trial in Sarasota County courts. ❑

Redgrave knee-ded to miss match Mayor John Redgrave had to pass on an offer to host the “Miracle Match” between John McEnroe and Boris Becker held at the Longboat Key Club April 26 because he was weak in the knees. No, Redgrave was not star-struck. He injured the meniscus in his left knee playing tennis. Redgrave had to miss the big match to have surgery performed. “Can you imagine giving that up?” said Redgrave. “To go do that?” Redgrave said he is now back on his feet and hopes to be back on the tennis court soon.

Black water no mystery The strip of black water running along parts of Longboat Key’s shore is not related to the mysterious black water that made headlines in recent weeks. The dark water is caused by a microalgae called ectocarpus, which occurs naturally at this time of year, explained Dr. Rich Pierce, director of the Center for Ecotoxicology at Mote Marine Laboratory.

Agenda There will be a Town Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at SunTrust, 510 Bay Isles Road. Items on the agenda include: • Appointments to the Planning and Zoning Board, the Code Enforcement Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Mrachek. When season comes, the courts are overcrowded, and the tennis center misses out on revenue as a result, he said. With 16 courts instead of 6, economy of scale would come into play, Mrachek noted, so the tennis center could become more profitable than it is today, he said. According to the town budget, the tennis center has netted a profit for the last two years. After starting up in 1998, the tennis center lost $25,931 in its first year. But that is because a number of initial costs were folded into the budget, said Mrachek. For the fiscal year from October 1999 to October 2000, the tennis center showed a profit of $16,317. In the next fiscal year, ending in October 2001, the tennis center listed a $3,469 profit. The decline in profits is due to the fact that while the number of members and rates have remained the same, costs have gone up, explained Finance Director Terry Sullivan. As Mrachek said, some forms of success do not appear on a spreadsheet. ❑

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Miranda Babb, winner of the 2002 Longboat Key Turtle Watch poster contest, puts her art where her heart is.

Student wins poster contest BY MARTY FUGATE Staff Writer

Miranda Babb, a 14-year-old student artist, is the winner of this year’s Longboat Key Turtle Watch poster contest. The young artist decided to accentuate the positive in her poster. Instead of showing turtle hatchlings being lured to their deaths by artificial lights, she depicted life as it should be — a nighttime beach scene in which three baby turtles head towards the light of the moon and its reflection in the water. Underneath this image are two unambiguous messages: “Exterior Lights Out and Curtains Drawn” and “Artificial Lights Disorient Sea Turtles.” Her motive for creating this poster was simple. “I like animals,” she said, “especially small, helpless ones like baby turtles that need to be protected.” Babb was one of many student artists

sponsored by Terry Petesch, owner operator of Terry’s Framing & Art Supplies at the Centre Shops on Longboat Key. His motive in paying the students entry fees? “I wanted to get kids involved in helping animals,” he said. “The best way I could think of to do that was get them fired up about the contest. I was really hoping a kid would win this year — and that wish came true.” Babb was quick to add that the wish she’d like to see come true would be for more people to take the message of her poster seriously — and remember to turn off their lights facing the beach during turtle nesting season from May 1 though Oct. 31. Prints of Babb’s poster are available on a voluntary donation basis at Terry’s Framing & Art Supplies and other stores on the Key. The first 100 of these will be signed and numbered. Call 387-7465 for details. ❑

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The first segment of the bridge deck is installed. Several segments will be secured with interlocking edges and post-tensioned with 12 sets of steel cables.

Coming Attractions (May 6 to May 12) • Crews will continue forming and placing concrete for bridge piers. • Crews will continue fabrication of segments at the Manatee Precast Yard. Of the 480 segments needed for the bridge, 104 are completed. • Crews are erecting spans and installing bridge segments.






CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A began serving on the board in 1995. Law is Lee’s area of expertise. Lee retired as the head of a firm with 90 lawyers. He received his law degree from New York University and became the president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Lee planned to resign from the board this year, however, he reconsidered and applied. Now all three incumbents are up for reappointment. Now for the newcomers. • Ray Metz — After 14 years of service to the town, Metz is ready for more. Metz served on the Planning Board for two years before being elected to the Town Commission in 1990. He served as a commissioner for 12 years. Metz said he signed up to be on the Planning Board because “there are some things around town that need, I think, some kind of remedy.” The review of commercial property is one thing Metz would like to accomplish. But he is also hoping to bring forward more detailed issues such as a waterway under Broadway to ease tidal flows in Bishop’s Bayou. If appointed, Metz would be the fifth person to be appointed to the Planning Board after serving as a commissioner. • Joan Webster — Already a member of the Code Enforcement Board, Webster said she seeks appointment to the Planning Board, “because I think the commercial zoning study is the most important thing to happen on Longboat Key for a number of years.” Webster has a doctorate and retired as a college administrator in Grand Rapids, Mich. Locally, Webster is vice president of the Longboat Key Center

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Real estate CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A property in the Village and saw some “pretty good appreciation.” “I see the north end doing well,” said Moore. The number one Realtor for Coldwell Banker in Sarasota and based at its Longboat Key office, Barbara Ackerman pointed out that while single family homes on the north end are selling for prices close to their Sarasota counterparts, north end condos have yet to catch up. She said this is due to the lack of newer condos on the Manatee side. “Prices will never be quite as high because the product isn’t there,” said Ackerman. But buyers still enjoy the more tropical and casual feel of the north end, she said. In making a sale, Ackerman likens the feel of the Key’s Manatee property to that of Siesta Key. Another high-end Realtor with Coldwell Banker, Judy Kepecz, said she has seen property on the north end generate multiple offers and even bidding wars. One example of a sale on the north end is 6669 Gulf of Mexico Drive, which came onto the market in July 2001. By January a sales contract pended for the property, and in March Kepecz sold the Gulf-front home for more than $3 million. So far this year, 90 properties on the north end of Longboat Key have new owners. In all of 2001, 429 properties on the north end sold. Of the past five years, the most sales activity in Manatee occurred in 1999, with 546 sales. Bobbie Banan has lived on the north end of the island for 39 years and is a Realtor for Michael Saunders & Company. She said some properties on the Manatee side of the island have doubled and tripled in the past five years, “I think prices will definitely continue to go up.” Banan said she frequently sees people who bought property on the south end of the island sell and buy a home on the north end. Those buyers seek a quieter, more private

NEWS lifestyle, she said. Mary Wickersham, of Wagner Realty, also lives on the north end of Longboat Key. She said young buyers are interested in buying property on the island now. Wickersham guessed that money from the computer industry is helping young buyers boost values of the Key’s Manatee property. Meanwhile, people who have visited Longboat Key for years are telling Wickersham how surprised they are at the sharp rise in property values. “They say, ‘Oh my gosh, that was $200,000,’” said Wickersham. One thing remains the same for buyers both new and old, she said: “They all want water, water, water.” Meanwhile, the outlook is positive for the real estate values on the island as a whole. Members of the Longboat Key Federation of Condominiums learned this at the group’s last meeting of the season on April 20. Some of the island’s top Realtors came to the meeting to speak about the state of the Key’s real estate. The general consensus is that the real estate market has weathered the downturn in the economy and is poised to be better than ever. Bruce Myer of Coldwell Banker said after January and February he was “a little concerned.” But a surge in activity in March boosted his confidence, “All in all I think conditions look favorable,” he said. Gail Wittig said her group, Michael Saunders & Company, has numbers that are higher than they were in 2001, which was a record breaking year. “We’re very optimistic,” said Wittig. Both Ann Runyan, manager of Michael Saunders’ Longboat Key office, and Sue Louis, manager of the Key’s Coldwell Banker International Previews office, agreed they have seen an increase in the number of homes for sale. In a “runaway market,” prices can become inflated because sellers receive multiple offers on their property, said Runyan. But that is not


Corporate real estate landscape changing BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Some familiar faces in Longboat Key’s real estate industry will be working under new names. Andrew Vac, owner of Andrew Vac Realty, recently purchased a RE/MAX franchise. Vac said he plans to start doing business as RE/MAX Excellence on May 1. He knows the company; he worked with RE/MAX from 1990 to 1994. Vac went solo in real estate in 1998, after Michael Saunders & Company purchased Key Club Realty, for which he worked. “The idea was to basically slow down and do my own thing,” said Vac. Four years later, Vac is ready to get back to an atmosphere where he had other agents to happening as much anymore. The average home buyer does extensive Internet research and comes to a real estate agent prepared, she said. “Buyers are looking for value,” Runyan advised. Louis said her company’s sales in March were better than they have been for two years, “We’ve been very stable and we’re not seeing any dramatic decreases.” Louis said she is predicting that her company will have a better summer this year than it did last year. The real estate experts also discussed which condo amenities are most attractive to potential buyers. Myer said pools and workout facilities are valuable assets. He said making improvements such as converting an asphalt driveway to one made of brick or adding carports to a condo can help increase value too. Wittig pointed out that space for new condos on Longboat Key is growing scarce. So it is important for existing condos to be upgraded, “We can’t make them bigger, but we can make

train and motivate. He has opened a new office on St. Armands Circle, 24 North Boulevard of the Presidents, in addition to his Longboat Key office at 510 Bay Isles Road. Meanwhile, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate has purchased Arvida Realty Services. The manager of the local Coldwell Banker office at the Chart House, Sue Louis, said her company announced the purchase April 17. Louis said there is not yet a set strategy for how to utilize the Arvida agents and offices at Avenue of the Flowers, the Chart House shops and St. Armands Circle. But she said the purchase was celebrated during a reception at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. ❑ them grander.” The level of planning for upcoming maintenance costs is another factor in a sale, said Migone. A buyer can be turned away from a sale by the threat of looming maintenance assessments. Condo Federation board member George Spoll asked if Realtors use a condo’s reserve funds as a sales tool. The real estate agents agreed that having well-funded reserves are important, because buyers are shown a condo’s budget before making their decision. Cheryl Loeffler, of Coldwell Banker, mentioned that in addition to the required documents, some associations have developed a brochure to highlight the “attitudes” and other quintessential elements of a condo. “That’s very helpful,” said Loeffler. Finally, the panel discussed a trend whereby some residents are moving off the island to the mainland. New developments in downtown Sarasota and the eastern counties have drawn away some Longboat Key residents. “They’ll be back,” said Runyan. ❑





Longboat Lore

Early Longboat Key mail sorted into cigar boxes The two-story building at the corner of Broadway and Lois was purchased in 1915 by Henrietta Tallman. With her husband, Denver, and daughter, Mary, she ran a general store and post office from their home. Henrietta had been appointed Longbeach’s first postmaster in March 1914 and operated the post office from the Jordan Hotel at 601 Broadway before moving to 700 Broadway. She bought the property from developer Rufus Jordan, who purchased most of Longbeach from the Pointevants who paid homesteader Thomas Mann $500 for his 144.5 acres. Mail came by boat from Cortez, which had its own U.S. post office operated by the Guthrie family. With no bridges to Longboat, sending or receiving mail meant waiting in Cortez for the mail carrier to arrive “over the zigzagging dirt road from Bradenton” (Ola Marsh’s 1962 “History of the United States Postal Service on Longboat Key, Florida”). U.S. mail came to Bradenton from Tampa by steamers, such as John Savarese’s “The Mistletoe,” which also carried mail to Longbeach. For Villagers, a post office of their own with regular mail delivery was a major convenience. Retired Cortez fisherman William Hugh Adams, in The Islander (October 30, 1980), recalled as a boy boat riding to Longbeach with Joe Guthrie to deliver the mail.

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Courtesy of Longboat Key Historical Society, Ola Marsh

Henrietta Tallman purchased this two-story building at Broadway and Lois in Longbeach Village in 1915. With her husband and daughter, she ran the Village’s first store and post office from their home. Broadway was then “the only road of any kind over there.” Tallman hired Villager George Tate, who built his own powerboat, to carry the mail twice a day to and from Cortez. Tate hailed from Wisconsin, as did the Tallmans, and later, Tate’s wife, Ellen, carried the mail and picked up supplies for the Villagers. According to Marsh, Tallman “had neither set hours for work nor days off.” Longbeach Village then consisted of the hotel and a scattering of houses. For their correspondence, most settlers used the popular penny post cards, which were well read at Tallman’s “for there was little other amusement.”

The historic structure is a duplex today. Lora Whitney, in her 1984 book, “Hail This Feisty Village,” wrote that Villagers would drop by the store for their mail, which Tallman sorted and placed in cigar boxes, “having no other facilities.” Tallman served as postmaster until September 1927. Post office records put her total compensation for 13 years of service at $2,122.02. After the Tallmans sold their building in 1935, a succession of owners followed. For many years, the Darcey family lived in the main building and ran a grocery store in a small storefront on Lois. When current owner, Kathy Wilkes, re-roofed the struc-

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ture, workmen discovered a cistern to catch rainfall; it remains in the attic. Wilkes has the property listed with Mary Wickersham and Cindy English of Wagner Realty for $428,000. The upper and lower two-bedroom, one-bath apartments have high ceilings, original bead-board paneling, and glimpses of the bay. The “Historic Properties Survey of Longboat Key, Florida,” prepared by Historical and Architectural Research Services in 1999, described the Tallman house as “one of the very few early Frame Vernacular structures that survive on Longboat Key.” ❑

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Should privileged communications be revisited? Privileged or confidential communications exist in law between lawyer-client, priest-penitent, doctor-patient and husband and wife. From early times, information acquired from one of the above relationships was immune from compelled disclosure and zealously protected by both common law and statutes. But sometimes injustices may occur when the applications of those principles lead to attack on their strictness. A much heralded case is that involving the Rev. Joseph Towle, a priest. Thirteen years ago, Jesus Fornes told Towle he had committed a murder for which two innocent men had been convicted. Recently Fornes died. Towle then revealed what Fornes imparted to him. The priest was attacked from both sides. One group condemned his actions for violating his calling by betraying a penitent. On the other side were those who expressed shock that a man of God would remain silent while two innocent men languished in prison for a crime they did not commit. Clearly, not an easy decision in determining which position is correct. Such disturbing circumstances have caused the American Bar Association (ABA) to recommend modifications of the lawyerclient, rigid privilege rules. The suggested changes would allow attorneys to expose and expand when the client imminently was about to commit a crime. The new policy permits lawyers to report even when the intended wrongful act is not imminent. A further relaxation of the guide permits publication even when the contemplated act is not criminal. The illustration given by the ABA is where the client, HIV positive, tells the lawyer that he intends to have sex, without mentioning to his partners about his infections.

Still there are opponents to the new resolutions, because it forces attorneys to weigh their obligations to the clients against those to society. The criticism is met by Nancy Moore, Boston University law professor: “There’s been a recognition, particularly when there is a danger to life and limb, that lawyers ought not to be legalistic.” However, the ABA did consider at length a companion proposal, defeated by a narrow margin, that would have permitted a lawyer’s disclosure of a client’s secrets when the subject matter was limited solely by financial items. The Archdiocese of Boston also is suggesting a change in the disclosure subject. It has proposed an amendment whereby priests and others would be required to report suspected child sex-abuse cases to the appropriate law-enforcing authorities. The media, of course, are strong advocates for the protection of secrecy for journalists dealing with their duties. They want the right of refusal to tell law enforcement authorities any confidential information that they receive in the performance of their duties. Unresolved wholly is the present extent of such protection. Some states have enacted shield laws, which justify journalists from revealing confidential reporting. But the general rule, however, is that disclosure must be made when ordered by a court. Regardless of the laws, the one sure way to keep a secret is “don’t talk.” (Source: Time Magazine, Aug. 20, 2001.) James Durante, a Longboat Key resident, is a retired member of the New York Bar. ❑

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Complicated deal In the coming weeks, we’re likely to read and hear considerably more about the Friends of Tennis Inc.’s attempt to acquire the 10 tennis courts at the Cedars East condominiums on behalf of the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center. It will be a complicated transaction, in part because there are four parties involved: Friends of Tennis; the town of Longboat Key; the Hunt Corp., owners of the facility; and the 90-plus members of the Cedars East condominium owners association. Complicating matters is the fact the Friends of Tennis wants to buy only half of the facilities owned by the Hunt Corp. — the tennis courts and pro shop but not the swimming pool or restaurant facility. The goal is to figure out a transaction that benefits everyone. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. But watch for mounting legal fees. What’s more, at this stage it appears the group least likely to benefit will be the non-tennis-playing taxpayers of Longboat Key. For one, taxpayers will help pay — at the least — for some of the due diligence the town must conduct to determine whether such an idea conforms to town zoning and parking regulations. The bigger risk, however, is if the transaction occurs. Before the deal closes, we hope commissioners and taxpayers examine the proformas closely to determine whether an expanded public tennis center

operation will require additional tax subsidies. Let’s not get too far ahead of things, though. There’s no need to be a naysayer at this point. After all, thanks to the Friends of Tennis (i.e. John Mrachek), the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center has proven to be a first-rate operation and asset to the town. And at this point in the town’s fiscal year, it appears the tennis center is on track to produce an operating profit. More good news: Thank goodness, we’re not talking about building more courts. Still, we can’t help but wonder about this idea the same way we questioned the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center. If the Cedars courts are such a great idea, why involve the town and its taxpayers? If the Friends of Tennis has an angel who will finance the Cedars acquisition, and if the Friends of Tennis has organized as a not-for-profit corporation, why involve the town and its non-tennis-playing taxpayers? What, for instance, would the tennis players say if Longboat’s boaters approached the commission to maintain, operate and subsidize the Buccaneer Inn marina and restaurant as a public marina?

New ideas should be welcome

Longboat Key Commissioner Hal Lenobel supported the referendum to institute payment for the town’s commis-

sioners because he thought it might help draw more candidates into future Town Commission elections. There’s another way to reach that end: Appoint new participants to the town’s boards. Commissioners will have that opportunity Monday, May 6. New thinking, new ideas and new faces should be welcome.

Free at last

As of Saturday, April 27, Americans quit working for the government and began working for themselves. To think all government spending consumes four months of our labor and income … well, we should be rioting. This certainly doesn’t help: Last week Congress agreed to spend $100,000,000,000 — that’s billion — over six years in farm subsidies and $17 billion more in programs that (supposedly) will preserve farm land, save wetlands and improve water quality and soil conservation on farms. That’s $117 billion to keep inefficient farmers in business at the expense of the American consumer. So here’s what a laid-off Andersen employee should ask his congressman: Why should inefficient farmers get subsidies while employees of Andersen — victims of a zealous government — get nothing? Actually, the answer is quite simple: votes … Ugh.

Private property

Stop oil drilling: another sick socialistic joke BY WILLIAM L. ANDERSON During the debate on whether to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the U.S. Department of the Interior has posted Web site pictures of the actual area where oil would be drilled — and those pictures conclusively demonstrate that the pictures of mountains and abundant wildlife shown on television news broadcasts are misleading at best and dishonest at worst. Of course, environmentalists and their congressional supporters have cried foul, for they would have us believe that scenic fields, mountains and wildlife would be ground into oblivion from oil drilling. But the Web site pictures tell us a different story. Yet, the most important decision element has been missing from this debate, something that neither the pro- nor antidrilling groups have addressed as they have argued with each other. Because ANWR is government property, the entire debate becomes skewed, as the issue of the Socialist Calculation Debate so eloquently presented by economist Ludwig von Mises raises its head again. First, let us look at the reasons given both to drill or not to drill. Those who favor drilling say that (1) it makes sense to increase the available supply of oil products to consumers in the United States, especially given that much of the crude oil purchased by Americans comes from the Middle East; (2) the process of drilling would disturb only a small portion of ANWR, so the environmental damage at worst would be minimal; and (3) the location of ANWR is so remote that few people will ever visit the place anyway. Environmentalists and their supporters counter with (1) any drilling will disturb a “priceless” and “pristine” wilderness that has “existence value” on its own; (2) the known reserves in ANWR by themselves would only amount to a six-month supply of oil in this country at current usage; (3) forcing conservation measures on citizens would “save” more oil than is found in ANWR; and (4) the only real beneficiaries of drilling in ANWR would be private oil companies. Thus, we are left with the reality that the political process — which amounts to power by the group that either shouts the loudest or has the most votes in Congress (or both) — will decide whether consumers will be able to use the oil located under the Arctic tundra. For all sorts of reasons, people should be alarmed that an important question like this is decided, not by individual buyers and sellers in the marketplace, but rather by what amounts to mob rule. Should we drill in ANWR? While I personally believe drilling there might be a good thing, in truth I cannot answer that question one way or another. The reason is simple: ANWR is not private property, and one cannot

engage in accurate economic calculation in its absence. Let it and loss system also meant that accurate economic calcume explain. lation would be impossible in those regimes. Instead of Most of Alaska has been in the federal government’s order, there would be chaos — something that was borne hands since 1867, when U.S. Secretary of State William out time and again as we witnessed the poor performances Seward purchased Alaska from Russia. At the time, the of socialist economies. When Mises made these observasale was derided as “Seward’s Icebox” and “Seward’s Folly,” tions during the 1920s and 1930s and beyond, many of his but it also most likely was unconstitutional, since Seward peers derided him, calling him a “reactionary” and a “mossdid not do it at the direction of Congress. (Of course, at that back.” In the end, they were forced to call him right. time, Congress was also doing its best to shred the U.S. Guess what? The Socialist Calculation Debate applies to Constitution by its imposition of the ANWR debate. As I noted Reconstruction regimes on the before, we have no way to engage in Southern states.) the necessary economic calculation Like much of the land in the that tells us whether it is worth the Western states, Alaska finds most of time, money and effort to extract oil its real estate controlled from from ANWR. As long as ANWR Washington, D.C. Furthermore, remains in government hands, this much of this spectacular land is set condition will continue. aside as national parks and wildlife I see two, and only two, scenarios preserves. For example, Dwight D. that would give us economically satisEisenhower set ANWR aside during factory outcomes. One would be for his presidency during the 1950s, and the government to permit oil compaits designation means that it will nies to outright purchase the land never be held in private hands unless that would be used for drilling. If Congress were to do a complete there were no oil to be found in the about-face — something that is quite mountainous areas of ANWR, or if unlikely. the costs of extracting oil in that hosAs Mises pointed out, the designatile region were too high, one doubts tion of private property is crucial that oil companies would be interestwhen one engages in the kind of ecoed in disturbing even a small flower nomic calculation needed to deterthere, much less the caribou. Oil mine whether oil companies should Aerial view of majestic, snow-covered companies would decide according to drill for oil in ANWR — or any- Alaskan tundra. See any snail darters? the perceived costs and benefits of where else. finding and drilling for oil. For example, let us assume that I own a tract of land in My other scenario would be for environmental groups to the Appalachian Mountains near my home. Furthermore, purchase the land in question and set it aside for their own let us assume that I am likely to have a large coal deposit use. This “solution” is not entirely satisfactory, as environbeneath my property — and that I also own the mineral mental groups are nonprofit corporations and patterns of rights to it. ownership would not yield the same results as what might I have a number of options when it comes to making my be the case if individuals owned that land. Whatever the decision. First, I could leave the land alone and let no one pattern of ownership, the sale should be open to all, and not disturb it. Second, I could build a personal home there or rigged so that one group or another would be able to take even subdivide it and let others build homes as well. Third, over the land because of political favoritism. I could mine the coal. Fourth, I might be able to do a mix In fact, I hold that the federal government should be sellof the first three options. ing all of its lands, whether in Alaska or elsewhere in this My decision of what to do with the land will be based country. The idea that government is an ideal “protector” of upon how I value the land and its alternative uses — some- resources has been a sick joke. Mises understood that long thing that is entirely subjective. I will weigh the costs and before these debates even were taking place, and the results benefits as I see them in determining my choices. should convince the rest of us as well. According to Mises, socialism was doomed to failure William Anderson, an adjunct scholar of the Mises Institute, because the lack of private property. The absence of a prof- teaches economics at Frostburg State University.




Market Watch

Market is most expensive in history The market reached a peak with the Dow closing at 10,632 on March 12th, and it has headed south since then. It may return to that level and may exceed that level, but the odds are much greater that the market will stay in this trading range or go down. Now is not the time to be heavily invested in stocks. The Standard & Poor Index of 500 Stocks sports a price-to-earnings ratio of 46 to 1. This is the most expensive market in history.

What about economic recovery? It looks like Dow 10,632 is all there is. The market is exhausted. The Federal Reserve has flooded the market with money in the last 12 months, and interest rates have been pounded down. The banks are loaded with cash. There is nothing else the Fed can do except slow the rate of growth in the money supply. There are many problems that inhibit the market from increasing in value. The Japanese banking system, the envy of the world 18 years ago, is bankrupt. A collapse of that system would put severe pressure upon the U.S. markets. It would be difficult for “world authorities” (meaning the U.S. taxpayer) to keep severe, negative economic displacement under control. Look at Argentina’s bankruptcy. Japan is a much, much larger pending problem. The market has factored into account the eventuality of a Japanese bankruptcy. And it’s a grave concern, that as a result the entire world monetary system could collapse. Our nation’s foreign trade deficit is estimated to reach $2 billion a day by 2005. What would happen to business in America if the rest of the world decide they no longer want to hold dollars? That is what happened in 1971 when France wanted all of the dollars it was holding redeemed for gold. Nixon said no. He closed the “gold window,” taking the final step in making the dollar the first dominant currency in history to be backed by absolutely no metal whatsoever. The market knows that countries like China, who are not friendly to us and hold a huge surplus of dollars, can create embarrassing situations. Public demand by an unfriendly country for the settlement of that country’s large dollar surpluses from the remaining U.S. gold supply might cause the dollar to lose a great deal of value. Corporate and personal debts are at an all-time high. Corporate earnings are coming in under the rosy forecasts of

only a few weeks ago. We have apparently weathered the Enron and accounting messes. Another mess, looming largely, is New York’s pending litigation against Merrill Lynch, concerning the release of fraudulent research material on publicly listed corporations. This is threatening to spread to other Wall Street firms who may have engaged their research departments similarly. This concerns the market tremendously, and the repercussions could be severe. For example, Wall Street firms are recommending that 70% of one’s portfolio be invested in stocks. In an overpriced market, with analysts’ credibility under question, if the public begins to dump stocks and reduce the percentage of stocks in their portfolios, the sell-off could cause the market to seek severely lower levels. With a set of circumstances like the above, why isn’t the Dow selling at 5,000 instead of 10,000? At 5,000, the Dow would still exceed average historical values of the Dow.

George RAUCH

Positives that help sustain this market There are mitigating circumstances that account for why the market might be able to remain in this overpriced trading range. Almost all major contracts in the world are made in dollars. This started decades ago with the pricing of the world’s oil contracts in dollars. The dollar now represents 76% of the world’s central banks reserves. That gives assurance to the market that the business of the world will be conducted in dollars. The greatest beneficiaries of this are going to be U.S. corporations or other corporations in the world that do business with U.S. corporations. The market knows that a few years ago the U.S. share of total world output was about 22% of global GDP. In less than 20 years America’s share of global GDP has increased to 30%. (Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you read that correctly.) America increased its share of global GDP by 36% in less than 20 years, and we are only 5% of the world’s population. These numbers are staggering. No situation in history exists against which this increase in economic power can be measured. A few years ago the U.S. was responsible for 36% of total world defense spending. Last year it was 40%. In 1985 the Pentagon’s budget equaled 6.5% of our GDP, and last year it dropped to just over 3%. The U.S. spends more on our military than the next nine largest national defense budgets in

Letters to


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Traffic advisories Dear Editor: At the 2001 Town Commissions Goals and Objectives meeting, I presented the following as a suggestion from the Public Interest Committee. This idea does not solve the traffic problem but it does have merit for solving some of the frustration to motorists. Everybody complains about the traffic on Longboat Key, but nobody offers a feasible solution to provide substantial relief. At least we are entitled to know where and when traffic is backed up on the island. Consider radio broadcast alert systems used in other areas of the country: • Roadway arteries leading into major airports; • Traffic alerts for the Mackinac Bridge; • Information leading into U.S. National Parks; • Ferry schedules for communities on the nation’s large rivers or transits to nearby islands. Such broadcast systems utilize low power

(10 to 100 watts) transmission on the low end or high end of the standard FM or AM broadcast bands. The message is controlled by the agency of local jurisdiction (municipal or commercial enterprise). The Federal Communications Commission controls the format, licensing and assignment of power and frequency. Feature if you will, driving southbound on Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). You have just left your residence and are just about to pass Avenue of the Flowers. You are curious about bridge traffic on the John Ringling. Tuning your FM radio onto frequency 107.3 (the brand new radio traffic advisory service of the Town of Longboat Key) you hear that the traffic is backed up from the bridge all the way north to the entry to Ken Thompson Parkway (Mote Marine). The bridge has faltered in the open position. Repairs are not expected until one hour from now. Would it not be helpful to have this information before continuing southward

the world. And all of the navys in the world combined couldn’t match the firepower of our Navy. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s requested increase in military spending next year is a sum of more than twice Italy’s entire annual defense budget. The top 15% of research universities, all American, have moved into a “super league” of world universities leaving great foreign schools in the dust — especially in the experimental sciences. This helps produce incredible statistics such as: 45% of all Internet traffic takes place in the U.S. The market reacts favorably to economic and military power of this magnitude. America is deemed to be a “safe” place to do business, which is why investment by foreigners in America has been so popular and profitable over the years.

The outlook We are in an extremely vulnerable period in our economic history. We are facing severe, intermediate-term problems that will put pressure upon our markets. That the markets remain at existing levels is a miracle. That the future is bright, in spite of it all, is unquestioned. But for the market to go much higher, tenuous situations created by too much debt and too little business need to be resolved. It took time to get into this situation and it will take time to extract us from these pending hazards. It could take years. The prudent investor will sit on the sidelines with shortand intermediate-term government bonds and “A”-rated corporate debt. High-grade, tax-free municipals cannot be beaten. “A”-rated stocks that pay a dividend of 4% or more and have a low-price/earnings ratio are the only stocks worth the risk of holding. Collect those fat 5% interest payments or dividends and be happy. The time for another market explosion on the upside is clearly outweighed by the possibility of a further devastating loss in stocks designed to bring them back to historical levels of value. Caveat Emptor. Note: In the last Market Watch, readers questioned a price-to-earnings ratio statistic of 44 to 1 (44 dollars of stock price to every one dollar of earnings by a corporation). These statistics are updated weekly in Barron’s. George Rauch, Longboat Key, is chief executive officer of Bradenton-based General Propeller and a former Wall Street investment banker. ❑

on GMD only to be trapped into a quagmire of traffic, wondering what is causing it and how long the glut will last? Consider exploring such a radio system (in cars and at home) for our island environment. It would provide welcome advisories for those individuals who hope to exit via the north or south end of Longboat Key. The licensing could also authorize discrete messages of municipal interest to the listening audience. Let’s look into this possibility for Longboat Key. Joan Webster, President, PIC Longboat Key

Reading skills start early Dear Editor: Congratulations to Gov. Jeb Bush on his initiative to improve the reading skills of young Floridians. In my home province of Nova Scotia, Canada, we too have recently addressed this issue. A new program called “Read To Me!” has been started by Dr. Richard Goldbloom, former physician in chief of our children’s hospital. Every baby that is born in Nova Scotia is sent home from the hospital with a book bag containing two to three books. Also included is a letter to the parents explaining the importance of reading to their children and the lifelong benefits of good reading skills. I sincerely hope that both these programs will be very successful. Eve Wickwire Longboat Key

Add the bourbon Dear Editor: As a newcomer to Longboat Key, but a native Kentuckian, I was delighted that you observed the forthcoming Kentucky Derby

events in the April 18 issue by publishing a Derby Pie recipe. There are certainly more Derby Pie recipes in Kentucky households than there are thoroughbreds to race in the May event. But our family recipe would not be complete without adding a half cup of bourbon as an essential ingredient. Betty H. Morse Longboat Key

INS rules hurt economy Dear Editor: (This letter was initially written to the I.N.S.) We are British citizens and currently hold B1/B2 visas. We are retirees and have owned a property in Florida, where we have spent up to five months each year, for the past 10 years. As we understand the proposed rule changes, we will only be admitted in future for an initial 30-day period. It would appear that this period can possibly be extended at the discretion of the Immigration Inspector. Whereas we fully understand the need to tighten up security, we genuinely believe that, as drafted, this proposal is unworkable and will lead to considerable confusion and hardship. In order to enter the U.S.A. we are required to hold a dated return ticket. If the length of stay cannot be predicted, it will be impossible to provide this. With such uncertainty regarding admission and length of stay, it will not be practical for Europeans to own property in the U.S.A. If these rules are implemented as proposed, we believe that they will have a significant adverse effect on the Florida economy. Ken Wilkins Longboat Key

10A THURSDAY MAY 2, 2002

Cops’ Corner

April 17

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.

April 15 1:50 p.m. — 700 block St. Judes Drive. Property lost. Subject said her son’s bike is missing. 2:07 p.m. — Coquina Beach. Traffic violation. Subject warned for having cracked taillight. 3:52 p.m. — 3200 block Bayou Sound. Juvenile nuisance. Subject spotted children pulling a skateboarder using a rope attached to a golf cart. 4:15 p.m. — 3300 block Bayou Road. Property damage. A semi-truck damaged subject’s branch.

April 16 8:40 a.m. — 3500 block Fair Oaks Lane. Animal. Subject warned for having dog off leash. 10:48 a.m. — 1 Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Assist. Police helped tow sinking boat. 3 p.m. — 900 block GMD. Narcotics violation. Subject cited for operating with a suspended license and the cannabis she threw under her car, hoping the officer would not notice. 3:42 p.m. — 1000 block GM. Traffic accident. Subject hit car while trying to turn, causing $2,500 worth of damage. 5 p.m. — 100 block North Shore Road. Sex offense. Two male subjects given notice to appear in court for being on beach in G-strings. They might have just recieved warnings, had they not been warned for the same behavior four years earlier. 8:52 p.m. — Off Key. Traffic violation. Subject arrested after running stop sign for attaching a stolen tag to his car.





NEWS 1:16 a.m. — 4700 block GMD. DUI. Police arrested Franz G. Peuker, 64, of Longboat Key for driving under the influence of alcohol. 9:42 a.m. — 800 block Jungle Queen Way. Property damage. Subject said dump truck damaged road. 10:32 a.m. — 5400 block GMD. Property lost. Subject said she lost a 1.2 carat diamond. 3:07 p.m. — 400 block L’Ambiance Drive. Fraud. Subject said he received suspicious calls from someone verifying information about a shipping order. Subject said he did not order anything to be shipped. 7:07 p.m. — 5600 block GMD. Code enforcement. Subject warned for having loose dog on beach. 10:08 p.m. — 200 block Emerald Harbor Drive. Disturbance. Subject told to quiet down and did.

Cops’ Corner Scorecard Noises

Missing Items

Construction Parties Strange Fireworks

4 0 3 0

Critters Barking dogs Dead turtles Injured birds Loose dogs Loose opossum

2 0 0 10 0

High Crimes

April 19

Burglaries Drug arrests Larceny Trespassing Vandalism Warrant arrests

4:21 a.m. — 6600 block GMD. Highway obstruction. Police moved dead opossum from middle of road to side of road. 8:19 a.m. — 600 block Cedar Court. Vandalism. Subject said tennis courts littered with beer cans had swear words carved into them. Police learned the damage was due to a bachelor’s party held the night before. Man who was responsible promised to pay for repairs. 9:06 a.m. — 4900 block GMD. Code enforcement. Police conveyed to a non-English-speaking landscaper that sprinklers should not be on. 7:47 p.m. — 700 block St. Judes Drive. Animal. Police brought loose dog to its home and warned owners not to let it out again.

8 7 10 11 5 5

Vehicular Occurrences Assault with car Auto/bike accidents Crashes DUI Fender benders Hit and run License suspensions Traffic violations

0 3 24 11 12 0 0 64

Cell phones Children Diamonds Jewelry/watches Purses/wallets Golf clubs Fishing poles Boats Mailboxes

3 0 1 8 14 0 0 2 1

Only on Longboat Lost and found people Beach nudity Code violations Personality conflict Rude in restaurant Picking toenails Elvis sightings Explicit Speedos Anthrax anxieties Pet peeves Crossdresser crossing

0 0 37 17 0 0 0 2 4 0 1

*Statistics represent the reports published in Cops’ Corner year-to-date. They are not the official number of calls handled by the police.

April 20 12:45 a.m. — GMD at Country Club Shores. DUI. Police arrested Ronald Edwin Webber, 53, of Sarasota, for driving under the influence of alcohol. 12:52 a.m. — 100 block North Shore Road. Code enforcement. Subject warned for being on beach after hours. 2:43 a.m. — 500 block Schooner Lane. Code enforcement.

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Watering violation. Warned. 10:09 a.m. — 3300 block Bayou Sound. Dog bite. One of two dogs subject was walking bit woman’s ankle, puncturing it. Police passed information to county animal control. 3:37 p.m. — 2800 block Harbourside Drive. Larceny. Subject is missing TV, VCR, cigars and hunting knife from his boat. No signs of forced entry found. 4:04 p.m. — GMD at Longboat Key Club Road. Traffic violation. Subject cited for operating an unregistered car. 5:15 p.m. — 2000 block GMD. Traffic violation. Weaving subject found to be in possession of crack pipe. Cited. ❑

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Turtle cookies Freda Perrotta, Dianne Chace, Rose Anne Roche and Mary Jean Wenzel

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Kathy Scott, “Top Turtle” Orville Clayton and Karen Wernimont BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

The Longboat Key Turtle Watch begins its seasonal vigil Wednesday, May 1, patrolling the beach in search of loggerhead turtle nests. An organizational meeting was held April 20 at The Shores. Chairman Gillian Busard reviewed procedures and named Joan Dunn as captain for

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YOUR MAINTENANCE-FREE LIFESTYLE Three to 4BR residence w/ lake view is nicely updated in Prestancia. $424,900. Valerie Woodger, 951-6660. #218827 STUNNINGLY REMODELED by decorator/owner in Prestancia's Villa Palmeras. Three BR + den affords great water view. $399,900. Valerie Woodger, 951-6660. #213499 SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME w/ tile, hickory cabinets & wood floors. Four BRs + office & spacious master suite. Custom pool w/ spa. Private lakefront cul-de-sac location. $379,000. June Howell, 966-8000 or 350-7521. #213640 EXQUISITELY REMODELED GEM, West of the Trail. New kitchen appliances, hardwood floors, maple & blue pearl granite. Large lot w/ room for expansion. $360,000. Derrick Bhayat, 388-4447. #216765

ENJOY WONDERFUL BAY VIEWS Beautifully decorated 1BR gem in new downtown building. Fitness center & gathering rooms. Near arts, dining, shopping & beaches. $269,000. Joan Boltax, 388-4447 or 350-6390. #217719

WONDERFUL PANORAMIC VIEWS of city & gorgeous sunrise views from 9th floor. Stunning 2BR renovated & designer decorated bayfront downtown condo w/ heated pool. Pet friendly. $330,000. Charlotte Hedge, 951-6660 or 350-0100. #217109 POPULAR CLARIDGE MODEL with large, heated pool. Elegant foyer entry opens to spacious floor plan. Numerous upgrades including built-in shelves. $319,900. Jim Hanrahan, 383-7591 or 320-1055. #217518

Somerset Cay SOMERSET CAY - NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION Informal sophistication of luxurious island living on South Siesta Key. Outstanding floor plans, semi-private elevators, two-car garages, boat docks & cabanas. From the $800,000+s. $700,000. Kimberly White, 312-9242. MOST SPECTACULAR PENTHOUSE IN SARASOTA affords amazing panoramic views. Extremely cosmopolitan & breathtakingly beautiful w/ 3 terraces, marble floors, private elevator & stunning rooftop garden. $3,800,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #212969 MAINLAND BAYFRONT IN PRESTIGIOUS OYSTER BAY. Executive home on Sarasota Bay to be built by Gulfside Homes w/ dock & pool. Near downtown & Siesta beaches. $3,500,000. Karen Chandler & Bill Hackett, 349-3444 or 366-7107. #211655 ENDLESS BAY VIEWS from magnificent gated Mediterranean-style residence. Superior construction in 2-year old home. Seeing is believing. $3,400,000. Barbara Brady & Kay Barberio, 951-6660. #218953 NEO-CLASSICAL MASTERPIECE at Oaks I. Main 3BR residence & 2BR guesthouse. Two fireplaces & two, 2-car garages. 5,600 sq. ft. under a/c & 7,780 total sq. ft. $1,700,000. Phyllis Garfinkel, 951-6660. #217868 COSMOPOLITAN LIVING, dramatic water views & near most amenities. 4,000 sq. ft. on entire 7th floor of Orange Blossom. Every room has 10' ceilings & is exquisitely finished. $1,500,000. Monica Slater, 951-6660 or 302-0011. #218089 PANORAMIC GOLF & LAKESIDE VIEWS Enjoy elegant & open custom 4,800 sq. ft. floor plan w/ all the amenities. Balconied 2nd floor guest suite. $1,275,000. Kathleen Carbone, 966-8000 or 927-0232. #213304 EXQUISITE OAKS FAMILY HOME. Private, spacious, sophisticated 6BR home w/ office, family, dining & media rooms, & guest wing. Partially furnished. $1,050,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0900. #205722 TREASURED HISTORIC SPANISH MEDITERRANEAN Restored 3BR home & guest cottage, preserved w/ old world charm + added living space & light. Period details & designer flourishes in desirable neighborhood. $695,000. Judy Nimz, 951-6660. #218830 RARELY AVAILABLE TOWNHOUSE in gated community w/ deepwater dock. Convenient to all downtown activities. $695,000. Kay Barberio & Barbara Brady, 951-6660. #217902 CUSTOM BUILT WATERFRONT HOME in South Creek. Upscale w/ 3,300 sq. ft., open stairway & vaulted ceilings. Pool, spa & boat dock. $685,000. Tom Stone, 349-3444 or 356-1700. #214338

A SAPPHIRE SHORES GEM. Located along elegant Bay Shore Road, near Ringling Museum & bayfront park. All of its original charm w/ lots of possibilities to expand. $269,000. Jim Hanrahan, 383-7591 or 320-1055. #213566 LAKEFRONT HOME in Mote Ranch is light & bright w/ spa on lanai. Community recreation center w/ pool & fishing dock on Braden River. $215,000. Monica Barth, 951-6660 or 928-6017. #217198 – SIESTA KEY – ENJOY SPECTACULAR SUNSET VIEWS of Gulf & bay from newer home on Big Pass. Boaters can add dock on Bayou Louise. Additional lot available. $2,750,000. Sandy Thompson, 349-3444 or 346-3133. #218353 MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY across from beach. Gulf views & 3BR guesthouse. $1,590,000. Tonni Welch & Debbie Judge, 349-3444 or 544-3781. #213848 IRRESISTIBLE 3BR BEACH HOME near the Village. Mediterranean flair w/ bamboo & Mexican tile flooring. Elevator, 2-car garage & direct beach access complete this opportune investment. $900,000. Judi Summers, 951-6660 or 302-3238. #216450 DELIGHTFUL WIDE CANAL VIEWS & no bridges to the bay from this charming pool home located in an exclusive waterfront community on Siesta Key. $795,000. Stacy Liljeberg, 349-3444 or 544-6103. #217294 SIESTA KEY BOATING WATER High ceilings, wonderful screened room & wood-burning fireplace in 3BR home. $549,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447. #212634 SIESTA KEY investment opportunity. Rarely available & tastefully decorated 3BR, furnished villa w/ deeded beach access. Active rental program if desired. $449,900. Anna Kaminski, 388-4447 or 374-3200. #216597 LONG WATER VIEWS & grandfathered, covered boat slip. New construction all around this property w/ caged & heated new pool. $424,900. Alix Wexler & Paul Romley, 349-3444. #215153 GREAT BEACH COTTAGE on north Siesta is light, bright & open w/ 2 screened lanais, skylights, ceramic tile in living room, kitchen, dining. Great price for Siesta Key. $339,000. Gene Cooke, 388-4447. #217911 FIRST FLOOR UNIT ON SIESTA KEY Beautifully remodeled & turnkey furnished 2BR in Harbor Towers. Screened lanai overlooks marina & Intracoastal Waterway. Wonderful in-house rental program. $325,000. Jennifer Kolar, 951-6660 or 350-9480. #219006 PERFECT SUNSETS. Gulf, Turtle Beach & Sarasota Bay views from wellmaintained 8-unit complex w/ private boat dock, garage & separate storage. New carpet and paint inside & out. $286,900. Tom Delaney, 388-4447 or 545-1047. #219007 – CASEY KEY –

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CASEY KEY GULF TO BAY on great boating water & wide, sandy beach. New dock & boardwalk to the beach. $1,500,000. Annette & Albert Ayers, 966-8000. #208981

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WATERFRONT DREAMHOUSE. New construction by John Walter. Stylish 5BR home w/ gourmet kitchen, wood floors, granite & fabulous master suite. Pool & deepwater dock. $2,249,000. Tom & Andy Cail, 383-7591 or 387-7833. #202798

CONTEMPORARY DESIGN PERFECTION. Siesta Key bayfront, built to Dade County standards w/ lots of glass & unbelievable boating water. Gourmet kitchen, vanishing edge pool & 4-car garage. A Sotheby's listing. $5,500,000. Suzan Cromwell, 388-4447 or 376-7766. #212034

– BRADENTON – EUROPEAN ELEGANCE Grand estate on 2 private acres w/ private beachfront & glorious views. Five BRs, gourmet kitchen, game room, library, open floor plan. Separate guesthouse. A Sotheby's listing. $2,950,000. Jeff Granston, Patricia Landsberg & Mary Ann Pipes, 383-7591 & 383-7591. #208107 MAGNIFICENT BAY & RIVER VIEW w/ beach & boat dock. Elegant decor, chef's kitchen, elevator & outstanding garage. Near Bollettieri Academy. $1,765,000. Traute Winsor, 383-7591. #211372 WATERFRONT DUPLEX across from sandy beach. 3,000 sq. ft. on one side & 2,500 sq. ft. on other w/ 4-car garage. Great income opportunity. $799,900. Bibi-Ann Allard, 951-6660. #216178

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GRAND BAY The grandest of them all, corner Antigua unit w/ panoramic views of Sarasota Bay & Gulf for ultimate sunrises & sunsets. $1,550,000. Bobbie Banan, 388-4447 or 356-2659. #217105

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Laugh Lines

The wisdom of the aged I was shocked recently to learn that Dave Barry, humor columnist for the Miami Herald, earns a salary considerably in excess of mine. This puzzled me, though I realize he writes many columns a month while I write but one. Still, he earns more per column, so I have been reading samples of his work to see if I could discover his secret. I find myself laughing, so, actually, I suspect it is because his work is quite funny. One reason his writing is funny is his topical freedom. He writes about sex (I am not the father of Britney’s baby), bodily functions (censored), and religion (censored), topics not funny to The Longboat Observer. In one of his recent columns he listed many things he has learned in 50 years of living. An example: Never take both a sleeping pill and a laxative at bedtime. This is not the sort of advice favored by our local island paper. I have long advised: Do not ride an up-elevator with a full bladder. But even this might not pass our censor. And, a swinging chain means a warm seat. Writing about Miami, a city with an excessive crime rate, is also not an option for me. Our “Cops Corner” is funnier than my

columns. Barry can write about life as a tail-gunner on a bread truck in Miami. I have no such options. Our shoplifters steal Geritol and flee in Mercedes. And we have no topless thongwearers selling hot dogs on street corners. I do have the fringe benefit of being introduced at parties as “a writer.” This is powerful status, but because of the weather I can’t wear a trench coat, tweed jacket and puff a pipe, so some of the mystique is lost. Anyway, here as space permits, is my list of rules and things learned in a lifetime: • Your friends will forgive you anything and your enemies will forgive you nothing. I have been tempted to call this, modestly, Albee’s Law. If I did, someone would be quick to discover that someone else said it a century ago. But it is an important law and it greatly reduces feelings of guilt and anxiety. There is one real exception, however. If you have a friend who is neurotic (a self-centered person with low self-esteem), he/she will not be able to forgive personal criticism. Never criticize a neurotic! • Cats like perfume but hate lemons and onions. But after starving for five days a cat will eat a lemon or an onion. • It is impossible to herd cats. • Chia pets have the longest known hibernation — from early January until two weeks before Christmas. • Even if you love your dog, don’t trust it to guard your lunch. • Will Rogers and Elizabeth Taylor have one thing in common. But neither ever met a lawyer. • The surest way to find something you have lost is to buy a replacement. A corollary: the tool always at hand is the one you seldom need. • The longer you put off doing something you really mean to do, the less likely you are to do it. • The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math. A corollary: If you forget to buy a lottery ticket, don’t fret. Your chances of winning have not declined significantly. (Gambling has become a top-10 industry, and pathological gambling is now the most common form of American mental disorder — worse than addiction to drugs and alcohol — but

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Fourth Annual Care Net Walk for Life — Two-mile walk/run will be held Saturday, May 11, in two locations: G.T. Bray Park and Phillippi Estate Park. Registration is at 8 a.m. and walk is at 9 a.m. Details, 792-8013 or 378-2986. “Diabetes and Diet” Class — Sponsored by Intercoastal Medical Group and Aventis Pharmaceuticals, will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Doctor’s Hospital Medical Building, Suite 200, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. Free. Details, 955-7557. Stress and Anxiety Workshop — will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays in May at Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Cost is $5. RSVP, 366-1700. “Diabetes Medications” Class — Sponsored by Intercoastal Medical Group and Aventis Pharmaceuticals, will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Doctor’s Hospital Medical Building, Suite 200, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. Free. Details, 955-7557. Classes for Female Cancer Patients — their family members, friends and caregivers are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Health South Outpatient Education Center, 4020 Sawyer Road, Sarasota. RSVP, 924-5071 or Individual Assistance with Healthcare Providers — including Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Supplements, Long-Term Care Insurance, Group Insurance and HMOs, is held at 9:30, 10:15, 11 and 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays in December at Senior Friends Activity Center. Free. RSVP, 888-685-1596. Alzheimer’s Association — monthly chapter-educational meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center, 5350 University Park, Sarasota. Details, 795-1900. Mental Health & Substance Abuse Screenings — are offered by the Sarasota Memorial’s Bayside Center for Behavioral Health 24 hours a day, daily, at 1625 S. Osprey Ave. Free. Call 917-7760. Heart Failure Education Clinics — will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital Community Education Room. Free. RSVP, 917-7777. Comprehensive Blood Screenings — will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. Cost is $40 and includes oneyear Senior Friends membership and the following blood tests: CBC, CHEM 23, Coronary Risk Profile, B-12 Foliate, and PSA (males only). Fasting is required after midnight. Reservations required. Details, 1-800-257-0944. Helpline with Medicare Questions — is offered by the Florida Medical Quality Assurance from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 800-844-0795. “Living with Arthritis” television series — is broadcast Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays on METV, Channel 21 on Time Warner, or channel 19 on Comcast. Details, 7392729 or ❑



“Step Into Good Health” — a new exercise activity will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at The Friendship Center in Sarasota. The group will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Vicky Recio, 556-3214. Smoking Cessation Program — will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, at Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota. Fee is $55. Details, 1-800-848-2822. Weight Reduction Program — will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota. Fee is $55. Details, 1-800-848-2822. American Sign Language Classes — are offered at the Deaf Service Center, Sarasota Office in Coral Cove Mall, 7254 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Beginning I: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, May 8 to June 19; 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, May 8 to June 18; 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, May 9 to June 20. Beginning II: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Thursdays, May 9 to June 20. Cost is $40. RSVP, 921-5447. “All That Glitters” — a trunk show featuring the collection “Echo of the Dreamer” will be displayed at Saks Fifth Avenue Friday, May 10, in Sarasota. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Sarasota American Heart Association. Details, 364-5300.


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Ask Beatty

Can a marriage survive an affair? I recently received a letter from a 65-year-old Longboat Key resident. She writes: Dear Beatty, I have been married for more than 35 years, have grown children and grandchildren and lived what I thought (up until recently) to be the “idyllic” life. My husband has been very successful financially and this has afforded us many opportunities, including travel, multiple residences around the world and every conceivable luxury. For our 30th anniversary we took a cruise around the world and life seemed as if it just couldn’t be better. I recently discovered that my husband has been having an affair with one of his business associates. Although I’ve questioned him over the years about this relationship, he always denied any involvement with this woman other than business.

Your Dental Health by Robert W. Gordon, D.D.S.



According to a recent Australian study, people with rheumatoid arthritis were found to be more than twice as likely to have periodontal (gum) diease with moderate to severe jawbone loss than those without arthritis. While some dental professionals have speculated that people with arthritis have more periodontal disease due to limited manual dexterity, researchers found no difference in plaque deposits between arthritic sufferers and those without arthritis. Mindful that the progression of periodontal disease in the arthritic group may be due to factors other than oral hygiene, some researchers think that a bacterial infection may be the culprit. Thus, people with rheumatoid arthritis should be on the lookout for signs of periodontal disease, such as red, swollen gums that bleed easily.

Do you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis? If so, watch out for periodontal problems. Your teeth and gums are a key part of your health and appearance. Proper care of your gums and teeth can reduce or eliminate later problems. Here at my office, you will receive the best in all phases of dental care from one of the area’s most respected professionals. We are conveniently located at 7000 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Hours: 5 days 8-5 or by appointment. Please call 3831776 for an appointment.

The Palm Terrace at

At my husband’s insistence, I started to see a psychiatrist, who prescribed anti-anxiety medication for me and tried to convince me that my worries were “in my head.” Recently, I got up enough nerve and hired a private detective. Alas, within one week he confirmed all of my worst suspicions. Indeed, my husband was involved with his associate and apparently the affair had been going on for several years. Please write to me and give me some advice. I’m devastated, and it’s really hard to see what to do when my heart has been broken in a million pieces. There is virtually nothing more painful in a marriage than discovering your spouse has been unfaithful. The betrayal is always devastating. You feel shock, rage and disbelief. One moment you may find yourself in tears and the next moment you may feel like screaming or throwing things. Expect to feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster for some time. But what is really important is that you find a way to gather your thoughts and feelings so that you will be able to make a rational decision about what to do. First, you need to confront your husband and tell him that you know definitively that he is having an affair. You

Beatty COHAN

Longboat Cardiology COLLEEN M. HEALY, M.D. Cardiac Consultation  30-Day Event Monitoring  EKG  Carotid Ultrasound  Echocardiography  Abdominal Ultrasound  Pacemaker/Defibrillator Clinic  Renal Ultrasound  Lifetest (off site)  Lower Extremity Ultrasound  24 Hour Holter Monitoring  Cardiolite & Treadmill Stress Testing  Vascular Ultrasound Clinic by Hector Arias, C.V.T., C.P.T., C.P.F.T 

Medicare Accepted  Snowbirds Welcome!


(Formerly with the Heart Center of Sarasota for 11 years)

5650 Gulf of Mexico Drive • Longboat Key 5022

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

(941) 383-7300

DSI Opens 15th Patient Services Center on Longboat Key at The Centre Shops on Longboat Key, Suite 107 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key. FL 34228

941.383.2834 Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

Patient Services Center Offers: • Physician-ordered laboratory tests • Drug testing specimen collection

For Your Convenience: • Medicare assignment accepted • No appointments necessary • Results sent to your local or out-of-the area physician

We offer monthly and respite rental programs. Our residents enjoy privacy in a quiet intimate setting. We offer private rooms and baths. If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or limited memory disorder, please call to find out more about our Palm Terrace Program, and our monthly Care Giver Support Meetings.

Longboat Key joins DSI Patient Service Centers Sarasota #1 1830 S. Osprey, Suite 101, Sarasota, FL 34239 • 941.373.0819 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Sarasota #2 Pen W. Office Park, #160, 2801 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237 • 941.953.3197 8:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri

3409 26th Street West, Bradenton, Florida 751-7200 or (800) 231-3802 5022

Assisted Living Facility Lic. # 0007239


DSI has Patient Service Centers in Charlotte, Lee, Collier and Dade Counties.

need to ask yourself whether you still love him despite what he has done. You and your husband need to decide whether you want to try to mend the marriage with the help of a qualified marriage counselor. Many problems in life do not require the help of a therapist, but in my experience, couples in the throes of an extra-marital crisis cannot typically mend their marriages without outside professional help. Also, is your husband prepared to give up the other woman? Unless the answer to all of these questions is yes, there will be no chance of your marriage being able to move forward. What is really so disturbing are the large numbers of married men and women in the United States who are involved in extra-marital affairs. Between 55% to 65% of married men before age 40 have had at least one extra-marital affair and the current statistic for women these days is not far behind. What a sad commentary on the value (or lack of) that couples place on the sanctity of their marriages. The one truth, however, is that happily married couples do not stray. In my experience of working with couples during the past 30 years, I have found that men and women have affairs for very different reasons. For women, it is because nothing emotionally is happening in their marriages. For men, it is typically because of sexual boredom or because of a real lack of regular sex in their marriages. What is also true is that extra-marital affairs occur because the “couple” is at the bottom of the list of priorities. Work, children, grandchildren, golf and the daily grind of life frequently leaves little time for the couple to really connect emotionally, physically and sexually. We were never taught that happy marriages do not happen by osmosis. Couples need to place their marriages at the top of their list of priorities so as to ensure that there is sufficient time on a regular basis to spend real quality time together. I prescribe “dates” for talking and “dates” for sex. After all, we plan appointments with our friends and colleagues, so why not with the people who we profess to love the most? Now if you and your husband decide to try and work out your marriage, you will need to find a therapist who will help you both to deal not only with the affair but also to help you and your husband to figure out what went wrong in your marriage long before the affair occurred. Was it a lack of communication and problem-solving skills that distanced the two of you? Or perhaps you both allowed your relationship to become stale and boring. And when was the last time that you both enjoyed satisfying sex? Relationships, like a flowering plant, need to be cared for and nurtured, otherwise they die. Hopefully, you both will be willing to take the first step and begin to acknowledge, address and take steps to resolve your issues, so as to be able to really understand how each of you contributed to the problems in your marriage. With love, determination, good therapy and lots of work, you and your husband have a good chance to get your marriage back on track. Good luck. Beatty Cohan is a nationally recognized psychotherapist, with post-graduate specialization training in family and marital therapy and sexual dysfunction. ❑

5.60%* Double Tax-Free 8.61%** Taxable Equivalent Rated A1/A+ South Broward Hospital District Florida Hospital Revenue Bonds Call: John Hayes Second Vice President–Investments (941) 364-7485 2 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 1100 Sarasota, FL 34236-5574 Coupon 5.60%*. Yield to Maturity 5.60%. Maturity 5/1/27. Callable 5/1/12 @101; decline to par 2013. Mandatory Sinking fund begins 5/1/23. Subject to Special Redemption. Subject to Extraordinary Redemption. Interest is exempt from federal income taxes. Yields will fluctuate if sold prior to maturity. Subject to availability and price change. **Assumes 35% Federal Income tax rate.

Salomon Smith Barney is a registered service mark of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. “SEE HOW WE EARN IT” is a service mark of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. © 2002 Salomon Smith Barney Inc. Member SIPC


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Medically speaking

Congestive heart failure affects millions the nerve and hormonal action that controls the vascular system, because as less blood volume enters the system, certain monitors in the kidneys and in the nervous tissue sense that loss of blood volume. Consequently they secrete more hormones, chemicals and activate nerve impulses in an effort to adjust and maintain the normal blood volume. This has the disastrous effect of increasing the blood pressure while adding additional fluid in the vascular system. As a result, the blood pressure becomes more elevated and additional fluid is collected in all the body tissues, especially the lower extremities, compounding the severity of the symptoms already existing. In addition, because of inadequate pumping of blood from the heart, more blood remains in the lungs causing a backup of blood under increased pressure in the pulmonary system. This condition, known as pulmonary hypertension, produces an accumulation of excess fluid in the lung tissue and is responsible for the symptoms of wheezing, coughing, congestion and shortness of breath. Other causes of CHF include hypertension, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy (cardiac muscle disease), alcoholism and hyperthyroidism. Treatment of CHF is multifaceted. It involves the removal of excess body fluids, reduction of blood pressure and the use of drugs that cause the improvement of the pumping action of the heart. The drugs that are used include diuretics for reducing excess fluid and blood pressure, and Digoxin and beta-blockers to improve the contraction of the heart muscle.


Recently, a newer class of anti-hypertensives known as ace-inhibitors has been used very successfully in the treatment and prevention of CHF by conserving and improving heart muscle function. For long-term treatment and maintenance, the “statin” drugs such as Zocor and Lipitor are extremely useful in inhibiting cholesterol deposits in the coronary arteries. Other non-medical treatments may be of equal importance, which include weight reduction and a regular cardiovascular exercise program. If the above treatments are found to be unsatisfactory, cardiac bypass surgery or stent-ballooning procedures may be necessary.

Dr. Murray Friedman, M.D., Ph.D, is a retired physician from Illinois. He received his doctorate in microbiology from Yale University and his medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He currently works part time for the Senior Friendship Centers in Sarasota. ❑

2401 University Parkway, Bldg.#2 Suite 205

941-360-2477 David S. Sax, M.D. Board Certified American Board of Dermatology


Cosmetic Skin Rejuvenation Adult & Pediatric General Dermatologic Care • Botox Injection • Collagen Injection • Chemical Peels • Microdermabrasion

• Acne • Moles • Warts • Skin Cancer • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Medicare Assignment & Most Insurances Accepted

When It Comes To Restoring Your Sight, You Should Be As Particular As He Is.


ince 1976, Dr. Harry B. Grabow, founder and medical director of the Sarasota Cataract & Laser Institute, has helped countless patients bring the world back into focus. He is meticulous about how he cares for your eyes. Learn how Dr. Grabow can restore your sight. Call today for a complete eye examination or to schedule a complimentary cataract screening.

941-921-7744 3920 Bee Ridge Road, Bldg. F, Ste. A. Sarasota, Florida HARRY B. GRABOW, M.D., P.A.



• Board Certified Ophthalmologist • Clinical Assistant Professor - USF Tampa • Named on the list BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA since 1994 • Named in the book HOW TO FIND THE BEST DOCTORS: FLORIDA

The prevention of congestive heart failure may be accomplished by the sensible regulation of one’s lifestyle. This would include normal weight maintenance, routine exercise, cessation of smoking, reduction of excessive alcohol and an annual physical examinations, as well as consultations with one’s physician for unusual symptoms that tend to persist.

University Park Dermatology


Heart disease is responsible for more deaths in America than the next nine leading causes combined. A major component of heart disease is congestive heart failure (CHF). This aspect of heart disease affects 5 million Americans, hospitalizes 800,000 people per year and causes at least 200,000 deaths. It is estimated that 50% of patients with CHF die within five years following the onset of symptoms. As our population ages, this disease will increase in greater frequency. Initial indications of CHF may be very mild, presenting themselves with signs of a slight cough, congestion, fatigue upon mild exertion, some shortness of breath or the beginning of excessive fluid retention. Although these signs may be mild, if an individual finds that they persist and are unexplained for more than one to two weeks, he or she should seek medical attention to determine the reason for these new symptoms. There is an old medical adage: “All that wheezes is not asthma.” Any one of the following three of these symptoms — shortness of breath, edema (fluid retention) and fatigue on exertion — are suggestive of this illness. In more severe cases of CHF, all three indications are present and are the hallmark of this cardiac disease. The most frequent cause of CHF is coronary artery disease. This condition restricts the normal blood flow to the heart because of fatty, plaque-like material that causes blocking within the coronary arteries. In addition, it reduces nutrients to the heart muscle and results in the heart beating with diminished capacity, limiting the blood outflow. This pumping deficiency over-stimulates

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Town Hall






(Behind Ave. of the Flowers)

Come visit the most inviting and only Skin, Body & Nail Spa on Longboat Key.

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Face, Body & Nail Care of Longboat Key

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595 Bay Isles Rd. Suite 120 I Longboat Key Stress & Pain Management Energy Healing Acupuncture Counseling & Coaching

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Chamber quizzes residents on Longboat Key knowledge. The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is celebrating National Tourism Week from May 4 through May 11 by holding a trivia contest to see who knows the most about Longboat Key and by announcing the winner of the Chamber’s Shining Star Award at a reception held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Powel Crosley Museum. First prize in the contest is a week’s worth of dining on Longboat Key. The winner will receive

Let’s play ‘20 Questions’

Searching for a new look?


You may already be a winner

Brenda Yanofsky, Ed.D. (941) 383-7879 Consulting Psychologist (941) 795-7330

1. Is the portion of the BED tax money from Manatee and Sarasota counties used for beach renourishment? Y/N 2. How many historic markers are there on Longboat Key? 3. Name one location of an historic marker on Longboat Key. 4. Name one of the two locations of the public tennis courts on Longboat Key. 5. What Longboat Key park has a gazebo? 6. Gulf of Mexico Drive is also known as what state route? 7. How many miles long is Longboat Key? 8. Where is the Monkey Room located on Longboat Key? 9. Where is the only Pizza Hut located on Longboat Key? 10. The Longboat Key Center for the Arts is located at the intersection of what two roads? 11. What restaurant is located next to the original site of a Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Longboat Key?

Rules: 1. Answer as many of the 20 questions as you can and bring to the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive in the Whitney Beach Plaza. You will receive a goody bag just for turning in the questionnaire. Already you are a winner! 2. Only one entry per person.

Please include name, address & phone number. 3. We will be awarding 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place prizes based on the number of correct answers. 4. In the event of a tie for any prize, a random drawing will be held to determine the winner. 5. Prizes will be awarded at noon Thursday, May 9. 6. Entry deadline is at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 7. 7. Decision of the judges shall be final.


Manatee County Tax Certificate Sale For 2001 and any other tax years applicable

Art of Dentistry Creating Beautiful Smiles



12. Which two small island clusters are located off the east coast of Longboat Key? 13. What is the domain name of the Longboat Key Chamber’s Web site? 14. What public facility on Longboat Key is available to rent for private parties and also offers a summer camp and adult fitness programs? 15. What is the name of the nature preserve on Longboat Key that has a manmade tidal lagoon? 16. What are the colors of the 12 beach access signs? 17. Which Longboat Key restaurant had a dolphin named Jackie? 18. Which Longboat Key park has a sundial, a bell and also ecologically correct benches made out of recycled plastic that resemble wood? 19. Name the only four ways you can play the golf course at the Longboat Key Club. 20. What is the name of the restaurant adjacent to the largest marina on Longboat Key?


Nelsie Walker, LMHC/CAP Psychotherapy & Addictions

Karen Rowe, L.AC.

one gift certificate from each of the following restaurants: Gulf Steam Grill at the Holiday Inn, Euphemia Haye, Harry’s Continental Kitchens, Pattigeorge’s, Poseidon, Moore’s Stone Crab and Café on the Bay. Second prize is a two-night stay at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Longboat Key. Winners of the third and fourth prizes will enjoy Sunday brunch at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort and the Holiday Inn Hotel & SuitesLongboat Key.

In preparation for the 2002 Tax Certificate Sale, the list of delinquent taxes will be published in the Bradenton Herald on May 16th, 23th, and 30th of 2002.



595 Bay Isles Rd.

Notice is hereby given that commencing on


Saturday, the 1st day of June, 2002 at Bradenton, County

3313 S. Osprey

of Manatee, State of Florida, Tax Sale Certificates will be

Your Source for Quality Care

sold on land to pay the amount due for taxes, together

• Serving full-time residents, seasonal visitors and tourists. • Prompt, thorough medical attention from qualified medical staff in a state-of-the-art medical facility. • Urgent Care • Family Medicine • Worker’s Compensation • All age groups including Pediatrics. • Physicals • Flu/pneumonia shots • vaccinations • ongoing medical problems • Infections • lacerations • injuries • rashes • minor surgery • Laboratory Services, X-rays, EKG’s

except no other administrative or legal proceeding exists

with all costs of such sale and all advertising unless and of record. Sale will be held at their DeSoto Branch location, 819 301 Blvd. West, Bradenton, Florida and will start at 8:00 A.M. F.S. 197.402(3). If sale is not completed on June 1st it will be continued on June 3rd.


Dr. Pamela J. Letts Board Certified Family Physician Appointments Preferred ~ Walk-ins Welcome 595 Bay Isles Road • Longboat Key, Florida • Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Stacy Hanan, Tammy Karp and Sandy Wall TM

By Westcoast Shutters of Florida, Inc. PROTECTION • SECURITY • STYLE Photos by Dora Walters

Chef Ray Arpke demonstrates his winning techniques.

• No Leaking Windows

Winning bidders enjoy lunch

• Best Value Guaranteed


• Residential, Commercial & Hi-Rise


Duck pate, poached salmon, braised Belgian endive and a fresh fruit tart were on the menu April 24 at Chef Ray Arpke’s annual Charity Lesson Luncheon. The 30 guests were all high bidders at various benefit events to which Arpke had donated the lesson lunch billed as “A Secret, a Sauce and a Pie Dough.” Arpke prepared all the menu items, which the guests enjoyed for lunch. Accompanying it was a selection of complementary wines from National Distributing.

Service, Repair & Maintenance to all makes!

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$8.88 Home and Garden Sprayer Use with most fertilizer, insecticide, herbicide concentrates. 2 gal. cap.

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While Supplies Last During May!




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Longboat Ace Hardware 4030 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key 383-1313

TOTAL Remodeling Sell-Off

Massive May Markdowns! This Friday thru Sunday

Every Item Reduced up to

Extra 80% Off! We Must Make Room Now!

Open to Public: This Fri. - Sun. 10-4 Open to the Trade: Mon-Fri 10 - 4


2542 17th St. Sarasota 365-5757 Prior Sales Excluded. Not valid with other offers. In stock Inventory only. Valid 05/03 - 05/05/02

IMPORTANT NOTICE: TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY VOLUNTEERS The Longboat Key Town Commission seeks residents of Longboat Key for appointments to openings on the Town’s Citizens Relations Committee and to represent the Town of Longboat Key on the Sarasota County Coastal Advisory Committee concerning beach related issues.

CITIZENS RELATIONS COMMITTEE (1-year terms): Assists the Town Commission as facilitator with programs and activities approved by the Commission to improve citizens’ relations and understanding of Toan programs.

SARASOTA COUNTY COASTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (ex officio seat, to fill remainder of unexpired term): This committee studies beach related issues for Sarasota County including Longboat Key. Representative will provide status reports to the Town Commission. 5022

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Manatee County Public Works Department makes a commitment daily to provide the highest quality drinking water to the residents of Manatee County, Sarasota County and cities served. This report reflects on that commitment and represents a summary of the drinking water quality during 2001. PROTECTING MANATEE COUNTY'S WATER SOURCES Drinking water for the customers of Manatee County Public Works Department is a blend of purified ground water and surface water. In 2001, an average of 13.0 million gallons per day of deep ground water and 29.8 million gallons per day of surface water was used. The ground water is pumped from the Floridan Aquifer from six, 1200 foot deep wells located within Duette Park in eastern Manatee County. This water is pumped through a 36 inch pipe approximately 13 miles to the Purification Plant. Surface water is taken from the Lake Manatee Reservoir also located in eastern Manatee County. This Reservoir was constructed in 1965 through 1967 by placing a dam on the Manatee River. The County has taken stringent measures to protect these water sources. In the late 1980s Manatee County voters approved the purchase of 20,500 acres of the 82,000 acre watershed area, which drains into and includes the Reservoir and Wellfield. County and State agencies have continued to purchase additional watershed acreage, and today approximately 33,000 acres are in public ownership. This ownership insures that activities detrimental to water quality or quantity will not occur on these public lands.

ENSURING SAFE DRINKING WATER As water travels over or through the land, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material. Substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity may also be transported. Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

Detected Compounds MCLG

The combined water is further enhanced before leaving the plant.The water is disinfected to destroy microbes and provide protection against microbial regrowth in the distribution system and your plumbing. The water is also made less corrosive, thus prolonging your home plumbing and fixtures. Natural fluoride levels are slightly increased to optimal levels as a public health measure to help develop decay resistant teeth and strong bones. The purification plant is staffed with dedicated, professionally trained, State certified operational, laboratory and maintenance personnel. This staff operates and maintains the advanced water purification facility as well as monitors and researches water quality issues.

ADDITIONAL WATER QUALITY INFORMATION The following table lists additional regulated and non-regulated parameters. The MCLs listed below were established for aesthetic-related purposes and not for health reasons. Note that all values are below the MCLs.

Sulfate (mg/L) 250 Zinc (ug/L) 5,000 Color (units) 15 pH (units) <6.5 ->8.5 Total dissolved solids (mg/L) 500 Chloride (mg/L) 250 Fluoride (mg/L) 2 Aluminum (ug/L) 200 Total hardness (mg/L as CAC03) NR Total alkalinity (mg/L as CAC03) NR Calcium (mg/L) NR Foaming Agents (ug/l) 500 Iron (ug/L) 300 Manganese (ug/L) 50

Average Value 83 122 3 7.5 267 18.2 0.74 35 120 25.3 32.3 11 15 10



Max. Value


Major Source






Soil Runoff and treatment processes

Fluoride (mg/L)




0.67 - 0.92




ND - 0.11


Copper (mg/L) *Copper(mg/L)

1.3 1.3

AL=1.3 AL=1.3

0.17B 0.020B

Lead (ug/L) *Lead (ml/L)

0 0

AL=15 AL=15

ND 0.006B

Sodium (mg/L)




Nickel (ug/L)




Water additive which promotes strong teeth Runoff from fertilizer use and erosion of natural deposits Zero samples Corrosion of household >AL plumbing systems 1 sample Corrosion of household >AL 2BRO samples plumbing systems Erosion of natural deposits; 5.7 - 15.0 saltwater intrusion Polution from electroplating ND - 10 operations


Nitrate (mg/L)



18.2 - 21.4

Disinfection by-product


20.8E 6.6 2.2 0.64 93.8 0.53 9

16.1 - 25.6 5.8 - 7.2 1.6 - 2.9 0.5 - 0.9 70 - 232 ND - 0.8 7 - 10.9

Disinfection by-product Disinfection by-product Disinfection by-product Disinfection by-product Disinfection by-product Disinfection by-product Disinfection by-product



The Manatee County Water Purification Plant, located on the shore of Lake Manatee, purifies both ground water and surface water. The ground water is purified by aeration, lime-softening and filtration. These processes remove odor, a portion of the hardness and undesirable elements such as suspended matter and microbiological organisms. The surface water is purified by carbon adsorption, coagulation, sedimentation and filtration.These processes remove odor, color, and undesirable elements such as suspended matter and microbiological organisms.The filtered water from the two sources is then combined.


Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide the same protection for public health.



Additional Parameters

A. Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife. B. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. C. Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agricul ture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses. D. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. E. Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

Range 67 - 112 91 - 164 10 - 7 7.3 - 7.6 188 - 383 14.9 - 22.9 0.67 - 0.92 ND - 140 85 - 152 14.8 - 40.2 23.4 - 42.5 ND-25 ND-60 ND-40

Filter turbidity (NTU)





ORGANIC (Average) Total trihalomethanes (ug/L) 0

ICR (Information Collection Rule) Haloacetic acids (ug/L) Haloacetonitriles (ug/L) Haloketones (ug/L) Chloral hydrate (ug/L) Total organic halides (ug/L) Chloropicin (ug/L) Cyanogen chloride (ug/L)



TABLE KEY & DEFINITIONS NR: not regulated. NTU: nephelometric turbidity units. AL: Action Level. ug/L: micrograms per liter or parts per billion. NA: not applicable.

TT: Treatment Technique. MCLG: Maximum Contaminant Level Goal. mg/L: milligram per liter or parts per million. BDL: below detection limits. MCL: Maximum Contaminant Level.

the value in the “range” column represents the month with the lowest percentage of turbidity values meeting the goal. total coliform detections must not exceed 5% of all monthly samples. C the maximum value for the copper and lead results represents the 90th percentile level (90% of the results are below this concentration) from 52 homes collected in June of 1998. D the value given in the “average” column is the highest moving annual average computed quarterly from distribution samples. E the values in the “average” column for the ICR compounds are the average value of all samples from 1998. * RESULTS OF TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY SAMPLINGS Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a con- Total trihalomethanes: Disinfection by-products expressed as the sum taminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expect- of chloroform, dibromochloromethane, bromodichloromethane and tribromomethane. ed risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a con- ICR Contaminants: Information Collection Rule compounds repretaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to sent disinfection by-products collected quarterly in 1998 as part of the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. national effort to determine the occurrence of these contaminants. Treatment Technique or TT: A required process intended to reduce The health effects of these compounds are largely unknown. Haloacetic acids: Disinfection by-products expressed as the sum of the level of a contaminant in drinking water. mono-, di- ,and trichloroacetic acid; mono- and di- bromoacetic acid; Action Level or AL: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water sys- bromochloroacetic acid. Haloacetonitrilies: Disinfection by-products expressed as the sum of tem must follow. Filter Turbidity (NTU): Filter turbidity or water clarity has no health di- and trichloracetonitrile, bromochloracetonitrile and dibromoaceeffects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide tonitrile. a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence Haloketones: Disinfection by-products expressed as the sum of of disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, virus- 1,1-dichloropropanone and 1,1,1,-trichloropropanone. es, and parasites that can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. A B

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/ CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791). These precautions apply to publicly supplied water, bottled water, private well water or water from home treatment devices.

FIND OUT THE FACTS Concerns about drinking water quality have caused many residents to use bottled water or to install home treatment devices. Be sure to learn about the quality of the alternate water or the expected water quality from home treatment devices. If you need help in understanding water quality issues, have questions about this report or have a water quality concern, please give us a call at (941)746-3020. Additional information can also be found on the Public Works Internet site at:

Since its inception in 1972 the Town of Longboat Key has purchased its potable water from Manatee County, where it is treated and made safe for consumption as described in the attached report provided by Manatee County Utilities. Manatee County, along with the Town of Longboat Key, follows strict guidelines handed down by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure safe drinking water.The Town of Longboat Key is happy to report that our water does not violate any standards under The Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.The following is a sample of our water testing which is in addition to the report by Manatee County Public Works. • Bacteriological Analysis: We collected 132 water samples throughout the Town in 2001, all of which were absent of bacteria. • Lead and Copper: Our last sample period was in the Fall of 1999, when 20 samples were collected from several locations throughout the Town. The results are as follows: The maximum allowable limits for Lead is .015 mg/L and Copper 1.3 mg/L. Based on the 90 percentile level, our samples for both were below the allowable levels set forth by the EPA. The Town of Longboat Key has a 1.5 million gallon storage facility located at 4250 Gulf of Mexico Drive and a 1 million gallon storage facility at 200 Gulf of Mexico Drive where the water is chlorinated to ensure a constant residual.

If there are any questions about the Town’s water supply, please call the Longboat Key Public Works Department at 316-1962.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS MY WATER SAFE TO DRINK? Yes. Your drinking water is of much higher quality than required by all state and federal standards. Manatee County Water Purification Plant uses what is known as the multiple barrier approach to insure the safety of the water.This approach includes source protection, optimized particle removal at the purification plant and appropriate disinfection.



THURSDAY MAY 2, 2002 21A



From the pulpit

Marguerite D. Cales

‘Toothpaste teaching’ squeezes out a message

by the Rev. Eric P. WOGEN

ber, yet it boasts of great exploits. With it, we bless the Lord and Father and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God.” Our words can, indeed, be beautiful gifts, offered out of love and concern, support and care; or, they can be like armed warheads aimed at those on our “hit” list. Once launched, whether with malice or without, our words cannot be reclaimed. Like restoring toothpaste to its tube, we end up with a mess when we try to retract something we wish we had not said. So, the next time we are tempted to launch a barrage of verbiage on a search-and-destroy mission, perhaps we would do well to stop and recall the truth of the “toothpaste teaching.”

Robert J. Wullen Sr. Robert J. Wullen Sr., 79, of Mahwan, N.J., and Longboat Key, died April 17. He was born Dec. 5, 1922, in Queens, N.Y. He was the art production manager for Prentice Hall Publishers. His survivors include his companion, Barbara A. Cassel of Mahwah and Longboat Key; two sons, Robert J. Wullen Jr. of Trenton, Maine, and Davie F. Wullen of Bergenfield, N.J.; a sister, Loretta Perry of New Hyde Park, N.J.; a brother, Roger of Queens; dear friends, David and Donna Cassel and their three children of New Milford, N.J.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Bradenton South Chapel, was in charge. There will be no local service. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Eric P. Wogen is a pastor at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church.❑

Services All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, will offer Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. Holy Eucharist and Healing also will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Acting Rector Rev. Downs Spitler will officiate. 383-8161. St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, 40 N. Adams Drive, will hold a contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Youth and Adult Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Eric P. Wogen will officiate. 388-1234. St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, will hold 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 at the church. 383-1255.

St. Armands Key Lutheran Church 388-1234

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.

Sunday School • 10:00 a.m. (Youth & Adult) Traditional Service • 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Eric P. Wogen

Summer Mass Schedule

Holy Eucharist Sunday...8:00 a.m. Sunday...10:00 a.m.

Home of the Shepherding Program A program that provides one-on-one Christian caregiving

Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

8:30 AM Worship Service 10:00 AM Worship Service Nursery provided during both services.


Holy Eucharist and Healing Wednesday...... 10:00 a.m.

Daily Mass — Mon. through Fri. 9:00 a.m. Confession before all weekend Masses

4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive

6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, Florida 34228 383-6491 5022



The Reverend Downs Spitler, ACTING RECTOR 563 Bay Isles Road 383-8161

An Interfaith Community Church Rev. Kenneth Gill, Senior Minister Dr. Susan Fryback, Director of Program Ministries


on Longboat Key

Fax 388-1360

Contemporary Service of Joy • 9:00 a.m. Nursery Available

St. Mary Star of the Sea Episcopal Church

St. Armands Circle 40 North Adams Dr.

Sunday Worship Celebration

Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, will hold a Friday Shabbat Service at 8 p.m.; it will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Saturday Shabbat Service is at 10 a.m. Rabbi Michael Eisenstat will officiate at both services assisted by Joseph Spinella, cantorial soloist/music director, and on Friday by the Temple Beth Israel Choir. 383-3428.


It was a children’s talk that will not soon be forgotten. Whatever their age, those gathered for worship that Sunday morning heard a message that mattered. The message was presented by a layman who makes his living in the investment world, and it revealed his obvious gift for communicating the Gospel. With a few simple props and some well-chosen words, he creatively made his point, a point everyone could understand. His approach was captivating. Permit me to recall the experience for you. After inviting the children in the congregation to come forward, my friend offered a tidbit of information he had gleaned from somewhere the week before, a piece of trivia many might have quickly dismissed, and used it to teach a valuable lesson. He had heard that it takes eight seconds to squeeze the toothpaste from a medium-sized tube of toothpaste. To evaluate that claim, he came prepared to do a quick test. After placing a large platter on the chancel floor, he asked one of the children gathered around him to do her best to empty the toothpaste tube as quickly as possible. A timer was appointed and the experiment commenced. Try as she might, the youngster was unable to empty the toothpaste tube in a mere eight seconds. Step two of the experiment proved even more engaging than the first. Imagine how the innocent toothpaste tube squeezer reacted when she was asked to do her best to put the toothpaste back in the tube. A few fruitless efforts to do so quickly revealed the futility of such an endeavor, whatever the time frame attached might be. Having captured the attention and curiosity of all gathered, both young and not so young, the point of the presentation was announced. It went like this: Just as it is difficult, if not impossible, to return squeezed toothpaste to a tube, so it is equally as difficult to return words that flow from our lips to whence they came. Therefore, we need to watch what we say to others. How true. Two verses from the third chapter of the New Testament book of James affirm that matter: “So, also the tongue is a small mem-

Marguerite D. Cales, 85, of Longboat Key, died April 21. She was born Jan. 22, 1917, in Lexington, Ohio, and came here in 1967 from Mansfield, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of First Congregational Church. Her survivors include a daughter, Dorothy K. Runey of Shelby Township, Mich.; two sisters, Lois Booze of Bend, Ore., and Maxine Richardson of Redmond, Ore.; a brother, Louis Dannison of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be handled by Resurrection Funeral Home, Clinton Township, in Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 21311 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, OH 48076-3911.

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Everybody can recall the unimaginable shock and horror of that terrible day. Like a macabre nightmare, every hour seemed to bring news of yet another brutal, fanatical attack murdering large groups of innocent men, women and children... and then another... and another. Even today, more than seven months later, the magnitude of the slaughter almost defies comprehension. The people of Israel mourned with us on that day like no other people on Earth - because like no other people on Earth, they know what it is to live with the daily reality of fanatic murderers bent upon their destruction. In their schools, in their stores, in their homes, in their synagogues, in their pizza parlors, in all their children’s favorite gathering places - the vile strategy of civilian mass murder we suffered on 9/11 is a fact of daily life in Israel, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Over the past 18 months, 430 Israelis have been murdered in this fashion, with 3,600 more seriously injured. Per capita, for Israelis, it has been the equivalent of six 9/11’s. With no end to the onslaught in sight, our sister democracy and staunch ally in the war on terror is now facing the most dangerous moments of her 54-year existence. THE TRAGIC EFFECTS OF THIS DESPICABLE WAR ON INNOCENT ISRAELIS HAS CREATED AN UNPRECEDENTED NEED FOR CRITICAL EMERGENCY SOCIAL AND HUMANITARIAN RELIEF SERVICES, AMONG THEM: • Meeting urgent, immediate needs of terror victims and their families, including psychological, financial, employment and transportation needs. • Ensuring kindergartens, pre-schools and day care centers have necessary emergency alert systems, intercoms, armed guards, bulletproof windows, protective gates and playground enclosures. • Special trauma kits, upgraded equipment for existing ambulances and improved trauma capabilities at regional hospital emergency rooms. Along with hundreds of other concerned communities across North America, we ask you to join us in supporting the

ISRAEL EMERGENCY FUND to help the people of Israel recover from these repeated attacks, and protect their children from future ones. ALL OF THE PROCEEDS RAISED FOR THIS FUND - 100 PERCENT WILL IMMEDIATELY BE SENT TO PROVIDE THE SOCIAL AND HUMANITARIAN SERVICES ISRAELIS SO BADLY NEED. ALL RELATED FUNDRAISING AND OVERHEAD EXPENSES ARE BEING PAID BY THE SARASOTA-MANATEE JEWISH FEDERATION. If you have any questions about the Israel Emergency Fund, please call the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation at 941-371-4546 ... and thank you in advance for your support.

USA 9/11 = ISRAEL 24/7 YES! I would like to make a tax deductible contribution to the ISRAEL EMERGENCY FUND in the amount of $____________. (100% of these funds will go to provide social and humanitarian relief in Israel.)

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Name:_______________________________________________________ Address:_____________________________________________________ City:___________________________ State:______________ Zip:_______ Telephone:__________________ Signature:_________________________ Please complete and mail this coupon with your payment immediately to: ISRAEL EMERGENCY FUND c/o Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation, Klingenstein Jewish Ctr., 580 S. MacIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34232 A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from The Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state of Florida at 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352). Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. Registration Number: SC-00449.

Ralph Hunter spent several years in Japan with the U.S. occupation forces, and later as a civilian. Branch of service: U.S. Army Air Force, U.S. Air Force and Infantry Theater: Pacific Outfit: Civilian Information and Education Section, Radio Branch, Supreme Command for the Allied Powers Rank: Second lieutenant Specialty: Radio information specialist Time served: June 1942 to April 1946 In the service: Ralph Hunter was a junior at Wesleyan University in Connecticut when he was drafted in 1942. He went to Miami Beach for basic training, then to Chanute Field, Ill. for Link Trainer (instrument flying) Instructor School. After completing his training he was assigned to McDill Field, Tampa, as a link operator. His next assignment was at the University of Chicago for a nine-month program in advanced French interpreting. “It was French eight hours a day,” recalls Hunter. He must have been a good pupil — he is still fluent in French after 50 years. Hunter then arrived in Fort Benning, Ga., for Infantry School and Officer Candidate School. In March, 1945, he was commissioned a second lieutenant and assigned to Camp Wheeler, Ga., as a platoon leader. Hunter went overseas to Japan in October 1945 with the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the First Cavalry Division. He was transferred to the Radio Branch of SCAP headquarters in January 1946, supervising Japanese language radio broadcasting under the occupation. Gen. MacArthur summed up Hunter’s assignment this way: “Democratize the Japanese people by radio.” It wasn’t an easy assignment. “The Japanese people were frightened,” Hunter remembers. He introduced the “man on the street” concept to get people to speak out. As a lure, he obtained theater tickets from a buddy, and if a Japanese resident spoke up, he would get a theater ticket. It worked. Hunter and a crew of 12 took the show on the road, stopping in eight cities from

Sapporo to Kyushu. A game similar to “20 Questions” was introduced and became the country’s most popular radio show with teams from different cities competing. He kept contact with many of his Japanese radio friends and returned 12 years ago for a visit with them. Hunter had an interesting reunion with his mother, Emily. Working with the Red Cross, she had opened clubs across Africa, Capri and at the 15th Air Force bases in eastern Italy and the Philippines. They finally got together in Tokyo, where she was running the Red Cross Club. After completing his tour of duty, Hunter stayed on as a civilian in the same position for three years. Interested in radio and television since, he organized a student station during his Wesleyan University days and then went to New York and joined NBC-TV as a studio supervisor, then Voice of America, working on the Far East desk. Hunter moved to Cape Cod, where he founded WVLC, the Voice of the Lower Cape. After selling it in 1975, he moved to Longboat Key at the recommendation of an Army buddy. In 1978, convinced there was a need for a newspaper “about the news and doings on Longboat Key,” Hunter and his wife, Claire, started The Longboat Observer. The couple sold it in 1995 to its present owners. Always interested in history of the Key, Hunter, assisted by Claire, is writing a book, “The History of Longboat Key — Calusas to Condominums.” It should be available later this year. Terrorism: “9-11 indicates to me how ignorant we are concerning the happenings in the Middle East and how we must be more aware of it in the future,” says Hunter. Patriotism: “I hope the wave of patriotism that developed after 9-11 lasts and I think it will, because we now realize how important our country is in the world.” Salute is a weekly feature honoring U.S. veterans. To share your military experience, please call Dora Walters at 383-5509 or email her at❑



THURSDAY MAY 2, 2002 23A


Garden Club awards winners

Jeremy Whatmough and Ann Bussells

Kathy Kocian, Gail and Stanley MacBeth, Sherri Pachter-Neary and Gunther and Doris Kohn

The address of DISTINCTION Photos by Dora Walters

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Award presentations were the highlights of the annual meeting of the Longboat Key Garden Club April 23 at Joan M. Durante Park. Presiding at the meeting was President Gillian Busard. Homeowners who participated in the Longboat Key Garden Club Home and Garden Tour on March 2 received plaques, featuring color photos of their homes. Receiving plaques were Debbie and Joe Lattuga, Gail and Stanley MacBeth, Doris and Gunther Kohn and Kathy and Marvin Kocian. Five residences and one commercial property were selected to receive Garden Club Beautification awards. Chairman Patty Buck said use of xeriscaping was one of the factors used in selection. Recipients were Willibald and Susan Bleicher, 615 Ranger Lane; John and Erlane Tait, 571 Putter Lane; Maurice Orlando, 624 Dream Island Road; Anthony and Ann Gonzalez, 708 Hideaway Bay Lane; Robert and Judy Seeger, 600 Cedar St.; and the Seaside Garden Retreat, 2930 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Corrinne Ragheb presented several books relating to Florida gardening to the Longboat Library. Members and guests enjoyed lunch in the park pavilion after the meeting.

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PROMENADE $585,000 Fabulous views of the Gulf from this two-bedroom, southern-facing Promenade condo with top-of-theline amenities. Security, concierge and a terrific pool area. MLS#218422 HANNERLE MOORE 941-383-6411

GRAND BAY $525,000 Gorgeous views from this upgraded & beautifully decorated unit. Bright, cheerful & lovingly redone. Corian and marble counters, tile/marble floors, upgraded kitchen and master bath. MLS#218530 LOIS BENNETT 941-388-3966

WATER CLUB $2,795,000 "Arlington" penthouse with direct Gulf views. 3400 Square feet of sophisticated design. Gourmet kitchen, Saturnia floors, skylight, and parking garage with second space. MLS#203262 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411 BEACHFRONT OPPORTUNITY $1,995,000 Gulf front investment opportunity! P & l statements available, or consider this as a building opportunity. Located on Longboat Key. MLS#217389 B. MYER/C. LOEFFLER 941-383-6411

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 and out to Bay. Sold furnished with brand-new seawall. MLS#218290 ROGER PETTINGELL 941-383-6411

HARBOUR OAKS $329,900 The least expensive three-bedroom condo on the south end of Longboat Key! Cathedral ceilings, large family room with wood floors, private two-car garage and golf course views! MLS#214747 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411 SEAPLACE $324,900 Largest two bedroom, two bath with screened terrace, newer appliances, washer/dryer tile, counter & cabinets. Updated kitchen lighting. Mirrored dining, carpet in living room and bedrooms. MLS#217818 GABE BUKY 941-383-6411 INN ON THE BEACH $199,000 360 o V irtual View View Four-star, prestigious luxury resort atmosphere. Wonderful beach, golf, tennis, restaurants & fitness ctr! Outstanding rental potential by experienced property mgt. MLS#209324 THE KOY GROUP 941-388-3966

Mainland BUCCANEER BAY $379,500 New custom-built home, ready for your inspection and possession. 3BR/3BA, caged pool, on canal. Many upgrades and extras! Located on spacious lot with trees. MLS#211114 JOE BOGUSZEWSKI 941-388-3966

GRAND BAY $599,000 Bayfront luxury at Grand Bay with breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay. Totally private, sunlight illuminates this condo in the morning and afternoon from floor-to-ceiling windows. MLS#217236 HANNERLE MOORE 941-383-6411

BAY ISLES $549,000 Least expensive home in the Bayou! Situated on a large corner lot with lush landscaping and caged pool. Open floor plan with large rooms, perfect for entertaining and Florida living! MLS#217012 BRUCE MYER 941-383-6411

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Siesta Key SIESTA ISLES $1,149,000 Waterfront - Siesta Isles. Have the best! A magnificent "John Cannon" Mediterranean style home, 45BR plus computer room with 3-car garage, boatlift & open pool. Walk to beach. MLS#209083 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-383-6411

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Renée and Dr. Martin Sheade

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Kacy Carla Bennington with Girls Inc. members Shari Limburg, Grace Otaiza and Paula Limburg

Dottie Baer Garner and her daughter, Betsy Garner Wyant

Sharon Katzman shows off her chaps.

Party ’til the cows come home BY EMILY WALSH Staff Writer

It was so moooooch fun at the All American Country Cookout on Friday, April 26th, where cowboys and cowgirls gathered ’round for a good ol’ time at the Phillipi Creek Mansion benefiting Girls Inc. In addition to lively square dancing and a rowdy live auction, bales of hay and cow-themed decorations gave this BBQ an authentic western-style mood. The event was chaired by Nikki Nilon, who unfortunately was ill that evening. Members of her “steering” committee missed her dearly, but wanted her know that she did a rip-roarin’ good job!

Cowgirls Tina Little and Barbara Jarabek

Cute cows and calves were up for sale to cover camp costs for cowgirls in Girls Inc.




Event: Marcella Hazan Dinner themed “The Regional Foods of Italy” Place: Michael’s On East Date: Monday, April 22 Chair: Myra Monfort Benefiting: International Women’s Fund’s Leadership Foundation Fellows Program 1. Arden McCurdy, Barbara Marcella and Carol Oetter


2. Marcella Hazan signs Cheryl Loeffler’s cookbook.

Event: UNIFEM Literacy Project Dinner

3. Mary Forristall and Myra Monfort

Place: The Phoenix, Sarasota


Photos by Emily Walsh

Date: Thursday, April 25 Co-sponsors: Carol and Jules Green Benefiting: Women and children of Afghanistan



1. Howard Dobson, Fay Murphy, Stewart and Lilly Bennet and Judy Cuppy 2. Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt 3. Jules and Carol Green, sponsors and hosts 4. Carol M. PoteatBuchanan

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2002 Bachelor Ball & Auction When: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15 Where: Michael’s On East The event Jane meets Tarzan at “It’s A Jungle Out There,” the annaul Bachelor Ball & Auction to be held Saturday, June 15, in the ballroom of Michael’s On East. The ball, benefiting the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), turns 18 this year. A very diverse group, consisting of 17 sought-after bachelors, has agreed to participate in the ball’s auction. The bachelors come in all sizes and ages and from different professions. They also have a lot in store for you — singing, dancing and some dream dates. This year’s bachelors are: Ross Allen, 21, public relations personal and trainer; Charlie Bentley, 45, accountant; Scott Boykin, 34, accountant; Corteney Callis, 35, inspector general, National Guard, and owner, Tile Image Inc.; John Concoran, 38, restaurant owner/manager; Gerret Copeland, 35, Realtor; Bill Davis, 50, vice president of sales, Wave Wireless Networking; Bruce Famiglio, 42, accountant; John Fevrier, 32, sales; Lynn Henry, 57, self-employed in the staffing industry; Carson Hershberger, 24, baker; Joe Kandel, 43, sales executive; Joe Ozer, 45, legal videographer; J.C. Reed, 52, structural cabling installation;

Troy Thompson, 28, teacher; Todd Underhill, 34, partner in Barnyard Software, dance instructor and cattle rancher/citrus grower; Hank Wade, 38, owner, computer consulting firm. All the dream dates come with great packages, but you have to outbid the other ladies, first. Included in the dream date packages are fine dining, parasailing, a seven-day getaway to Barcelona, hot-air balloon rides, romantic dinner cruises, two-night stay at Boca Raton, six-day stay in Aspen, three-night Regal cruise to Key West, spa treatments, dancing, a night at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, or a six-day trip to San Francisco and Napa Valley. If you are not interested in the bachelors, don’t worry, couples and singles also can bid on Ultimate Indulgence Packages for travel and local pleasures. Simply looking for a good time? Prepare for five hours of fun from 7 p.m. to midnight in a safari setting — sumptuous buffet supper, unique entertainment by the bachelors and dancing to live music by Krooz Kontrol. An open bar also will be available, but only until the auction closes. Tickets for this black-tie/jungle-chic attire ball are $75 at the door and $125 for a VIP seat. But just in case you would like to meet the bachelors before June 15, you’ll have three opportunities. A Bachelor Ball & Auction “Meet the Bachelors” Party will be held at

Co-Chairs of the ball are Robin Vogelsang, Margaret Burns, Mark Resnick and Emarie Iniguez. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Five O’Clock Club. There also be Casual Day from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Michael’s On East. A “Meet the Bachelors” Party will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, in the Waterside Room of The Quay. All tickets are $10 and proceeds will benefit the United Cerebral Palsy. Call Wendy Mann Resnick, executive director, for additional information at 9573599 or e-mail her at

Kelly Hoertz, Michelle Horner, Carolyn Hughes, Judy Kirchmeir, Linda Lederman, Randy Lloyd, Judy Price and Diane Skelly.

The organization United Cerebral Palsy of Sarasota-Manatee Inc. was established in the late 1970s. It assists people who have developmental disabilities, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, mental retardation, epilepsy, Down syndrome, blindness, deafness and other risk factors. Its mission is “to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.” It is located at 1090 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Additional information is available at its Web site at ❑

The committee Robin Vogelsang, Margaret Burns, Mark Resnick and Emarie Iniguez will co-chair the ball. Committee members include Kim Alexander, Jennifer Caraviotis, Cindy Christo, Dan Collins, Robert Elkins, Katlin Faulkner, 6260 Lake Osprey Dr. Lakewood Ranch, FL 941-907-2005

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May 2002 2 Second Still Life in Motion Fashion Event, benefiting SPARCC, will be hosted by The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort at 6:30 p.m. at its outdoor Monkey Room Patio. Tickets are $50. Details: 383-6464, Ext. 2854, or

3 Chip In for Children, Third Annual Golf Scramble hosted by All Children’s Hospital Guild of Sarasota to benefit its Specialty Care, will be held at Misty Creek Country Club. Check in is at 11:30 a.m., shotgun start is at 1 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. It is chaired by Lynn Boyd. Tickets are $100 per player. Details: 925-2363 or Spring Luncheon, benefiting the Asolo Theatre Guild and its Access to the Arts program, will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Waterside Room of the Sarasota Quay. Tickets are $20. Details: 351-5106. Derby Day 2002, a dinner/dance with silent and live auctions, will be held at 7 p.m. at Michael’s On East. It is chaired by Tamara Ley. Honorary co-chairs are Wilma Hamilton and Lee Wetherington. Tickets are $100. Proceeds will benefit the Smith Center for Therapeutic Riding. Details: 921-4184 or

3 to 5 11th Annual Auction and Tennis Tournament, hosted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Sarasota/Tampa Bay Inc., will be held at The Bath & Racquet Club in Sarasota. It will begin with an auction at 5:30 p.m. at the Phillippi Mansion on Friday. Tickets are $50. Details: 926-9474.

4 2002 Going for the Gold, benefiting the YMCA Foundation of Sarasota, will be held at 6 p.m. at Frank G. Berlin Sr. YMCA. It is chaired by Betty Menell and Janet Kane. Tickets are $150. Details: 9511336. Bachelor Ball & Auction “Meet the Bachelors” Party will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the Five O’Clock Club. Tickets are $10 and proceeds will benefit the United Cerebral Palsy. Details: 957-3599. Youth Opera Benefit Brunch, benefiting the Sarasota Opera, will be held in the Peterson Great Room of the Sarasota Opera House. Performance will start at 11 a.m., brunch will follow at 12:30 p.m. It is chaired by Ilse Kern and Betsy Bagby. Cost is $20 for students and $50 for adults. Details: 366-8450, Ext. 246, or

12th Annual Evening Under the Stars, benefiting the Manatee Community College Foundation Inc., will be held at Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert, featuring Florida West Coast Symphony, begins at 8:15 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 for $600 for a table of 10. Details: 752-5390 or An Affaire to Remember 2002, benefiting the Anna Maria Island Community Center, will be held at 5 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Holmes Beach. Tickets are $95 per person or $750 for a table of eight. Details: 778-1908. Lakeview Elementary School First Golf Tournament, to benefit the Lakeview School Playground Fund, will be held at 8 a.m. at Foxfire Golf Club. Tickets are $50. Details: 361-6571.

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 5 - 9 P.M.

FridayFest on the Bay New summer festival series on the bay at the Van Wezel! Live music by Bamboo Forest, arts and crafts, food and beverages. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. No coolers please!

FREE and open to the public! Sponsored by Wilde Automotive Group


West Side Story A triumph at every level, West Side Story sets the ageless tale of Romeo and Juliet against the backdrop of New York City gang warfare in the late 1950s. Tickets: $30, $25, $20


Chicago Feelin’ Stronger Everyday 1967-2002 35th Anniversary Tour. A Clear Channel Entertainment Event

Tickets: $60; $50 Ticket price includes a 25 cent donation to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation.

5 “Fully Committed to Purely Asolo” will be hosted by the Asolo Theatre Company to celebrate its 2001-2002 season. “Fully Committed” performance by Becky Mode will be held at 6 p.m. in Jane B. Cook Theatre. The cocktails, dinner and dancing will take place at Sarasota Bay Club following the performance. Tickets range from $125 to $200. Details: 351-9010, Ext. 4704. First Kane/Karp Sports Spectacular, presented by the Flanzer Jewish Community Center, will be held at the Meadows Country Club. Golf scramble will begin at 8 a.m. and tennis round robin starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by a gala luncheon. Cost is $100 for golf; $75 for tennis; additional lunch ticket is $25. Proceeds will benefit JCC’s Children’s Scholarship Fund. Details: 378-5568, Ext. 224 or Ext. 209.

8 National Tourism Week Reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Powell Crosley Mansion. It is free but reservations are required: Sarasota, 957-1877, Manatee, 729-9177, Ext. 231. Details: 957-1877.

10 Brandeis Luncheon and Installation of Officers will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Michael’s On East. It is co-chaired by Vera Rosen and Diane Nydorf. Cost is $20. Details: 351-1101 or 355-0665. Polen Capital Management Golf Tournament, benefiting the Florida Holocaust Museum, will be held 1 p.m. at Isla Del Sol, 6000 Sun Blvd., St. Pete. Tickets are $125. Details: 727-820-0100, Ext. 249. Temple Emanu-El’s Sixth Annual Cruise Fund-Raiser from New York to Canada departs. Tickets range from $859 to $1,031. Details: 351-5244. ❑

Get Clicking this social season!! Just click on Black Tie's new Web site Social Calendar to get details on all the season’s events. To send us your event or to update an event already listed on the calendar, e-mail Lusya Sullivan at, call her at 383-5509, Ext. 32, or Fax her at 383-7193.

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Dave Koz and Friends: A Smooth Summer Night Saxman Koz is joined by Norman Brown, Brian Culbertson and special guest James Ingram for a high-energy Van Wezel performance.

Tickets: $43, $37, $29

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Friday, May 10, 2002 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker Frank Faga

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You’ve seen him in our ads and read a little about his caregiving experiences with his wife who has Alzheimer’s. Now come see and hear for yourself how Frank Faga, a former executive with General Motors Corporation, learned to cope with the realization that his wife was afflicted with Alzheimer’s and the story behind his caregiving decision making process. If you know of a couple or are a spouse of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you won’t want to miss this special, touching story. Join us for this presentation. Seating is limited, so make your reservation early. Adult day services will be provided by qualified staff. Please ask about this service when making your reservation. Light refreshments will be served.

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Event: Fourth Annual Dick Vitale Sports Night Hall of Fame Dinner and Auction Place: The Chelsea Center Date: Tuesday, April 23 Benefiting: Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota County


1. Laura Herrig, Brian Toohey and Larry Herrig 2. Walter Lyon and Helen McBean 3. Harry Solmson and Babe Weiller

Black Tie, Saks Fifth Avenue and Michael’s On East invite you to join them for a breakfast Thursday, July 25, at Saks Fifth Avenue for the release of the 2002-2003 Social Events Calendar. But first, we need the dates of your event. Please fax us this form at 383-7193 or e-mail us at with the following information:

4. Mitch Steinberg, Marty Rosen, Kelly Frye and Dick Angelotti with Dick Vitale

Name of event: _______________________________________________________ Photos by Emily Walsh

Name of group hosting event:___________________________________________ Name of group event benefits: __________________________________________



Date and time of event:________________________________________________ Location of event: ____________________________________________________ Name of committee chairs: _____________________________________________ Name of contact person: _______________________________________________ Phone number and e-mail address:_______________________________________

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Artefacts Film, fame and all that jazz

Putting art on the walls — it’s just human nature, even in caves. “China Lake 1,” from Florence Putterman’s Petroglyph Series.

Getting to the bottom of RSAD’s tours of the cave art in the south of France ...

Underground Art BY MARTY FUGATE Arts and Entertainment Writer

Some of the world’s best art museums have stalactites. We’re talking caches of ice-age cave art, many of which can be found in the south of France. The Ringling School of Art and Design sponsors yearly pilgrimages to many of these sites. This year, from Sunday, June 2 through June 17, they’ll be exploring prehistoric cave art in the French Dordogne region and in the Pyrenees. Nancee Clarke, a figure painter and director of continuing studies and special programs at the art school, will be accompanying the tour which will be led by poet and prehistoric art expert Clayton Eshleman. According to Clarke, “It’s a profound experience that stays with you and changes you.” True — but it’s a special breed that prefers ancestral art carved into living rock to that found in clean, well-lit museums. Who would be drawn to such an experience and why? Here’s a little of what the veterans of some of these cave tours had to tell us ... Florence Putterman is a popular Lido Shores artist whose art underwent a radical change after she experienced the petroglyphs in the American Southwest back in the late 1970s. Her art began to reflect the archetypal imagery in the years that followed. “In Search of Origins” was the traveling exhibition she created as a result. She was also responsible for a popular PBS documentary exploring the prehistoric art of the American Southwest. So, when the Ringling School first began its tours of the cave sites of Europe, it was only natural that she signed up for the first one. Once again, the images she saw had a profound affect on her. “I’d never seen this art before,” she says. “I hadn’t even seen reproductions of it, but the imagery was quite similar to my own — even the sandy texture of the paint was similar. It gave me an eerie feeling — almost as if I could have been here 50,000 years ago.” While Putterman feels a close bond to these ancient artists, she’s quick to add

Just the facts: Prehistoric Cave Art of the French Dordogne June 2 to June 17 Sponsored by the Ringling School of Art and Design International Travel Program $4,465 land-tour price based on double occupancy. Call 955-8866 for details. there’s no denying the distance of time. “This art speaks to me,” she says. “At the same time, it’s a mystery — and I think we’re a little too eager to explain that mystery away. I hear all sorts of scientific explanations — it was some sort of ritual, the artists thought this and that. The truth is, we don’t really know what they thought. Years ago as a child my mother told me to go out in the back yard and amuse myself. We had a wooden fence there, and I wound up creating all sorts of images on it. I sometimes wonder if people and ancient times told their kids to go into the caves and paint something on the walls to amuse themselves. For all we know, that could be the explanation.” Dr. Wilfred Stedman is a well-known presence at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. A noted area sculptor, he often judges many its art shows. In fact, his “Solstice” recently won top awards in the sculpture category in its current “Judges Invitational Exhibit” of work by the art judges. At first glance, Stedman seems an unlikely candidate for the cave-art bug. Before

becoming an artist, he worked for years as an orthopedic surgeon. That knowledge is clearly revealed in his masterful command of the human anatomy. Stedman passes on that knowledge, teaching the “Anatomy for Artists” course in the computer animation division at the Ringling School of Art and Design. Why would such a sophisticated, scientific individual want to spend time traipsing around in primitive caves? He bristles at the word “primitive.” “We tend to think of these people as primitive ‘cave men,’ but the truth is much of their surviving art work was highly sophisticated,” he says. “They indicated form with value and color rather than outlines; they had sufficient imagination to create the eyes of elephants using natural concentrations of flint on the cave walls; they were also skillful at showing these animals in motion — their anatomical knowledge was impressive.” From a former orthopedic surgeon, that’s quite a compliment. Stedman is quick to add, “Art-making is built into the DNA of our species. I tell my students that almost immediately after our ancestors began to walk upright, they started creating art. Once our hands were free our imagination was free too — and the first thing we did was pick up a paintbrush or stone tool to express ourselves. Our artistic leanings go way back. That’s what these cave paintings prove.” Clarke agrees. “Art-making is basic to our humanity,” she says. She adds that a knowledge of where we come from helps us better appreciate where we are. “Visiting the caves gives us a chance to see the beginnings of human image-making,” she says. “People imagine that the art of twenty or thirty thousand years ago would be crude or primitive when, ironically, it was very sophisticated. Ezra Pound really summed it up after he visited the caves of the Dordogne region. ‘Art never improves,’ he said. He was amazed at how much humanity had achieved and how early we’d achieved it.” ❑

Following on the heels of such documentaries as Ken Burns’ “Jazz” or “A Great Day in Harlem,” the filmmakers went looking for a few good jazz heroes. They wound up turning their cameras on the performers at the Jazz Club’s recent Sarasota Jazz Festival. The resulting documentaries (which will broadcast over the next six months), feature Peter Appleyard, Ed Calle, Dena DeRose, and Longboat Key’s own Kenny Soderblom along with the Kenny Drew Jr. Allstars. According to Soderblom, “The filmmakers were wonderful. Everything took place while we were also doing the festival, so it was a real case of grace under pressure. There was a lot of juggling around — it’s funny, but you sometimes do your best work under those conditions. It was hectic but worth it.” In addition to the four half-hour segments of jazz fame, Comcast also produced a documentary about the event itself. “The Making of the Sarasota Jazz Festival” premieres 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at a special benefit for the Jazz Club of Sarasota, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The cost is $20 for the public, $10 for jazz club members. Call 3661552 for more information.

Rooms with a deja vù dept. Cà d’Zan has been the recipient of a sixyear, $15-million-dollar makeover. On Saturday, April 27, it was officially reopened to the public. The gilded age structure shines again; its gilt regilded, pettipoint reupholstered, and pecky cypress ceiling repainted and “fixed” to prevent further deterioration. (That’s just a sample. A full catalog of the restoration would take a small book.) What the restoration makes clear is — as grand as it is, the Cà d’Zan is still a home. It was also, originally, a demonstration home — and a very clever sales tool it was. John Ringling, aside from being a circus magnate and an art collector, was very much a bullish Sarasota real estate developer. Back in the 1920s, he owned massive holdings, including his estate, large tracks on the mainland, and almost every square inch of land on Longboat Key. When he looked out the windows of the House of John, he was truly the master of all he surveyed. The windows were important. Ringling had ringed his Venetianate structure with massive, only slightly tinted, casement windows that gave glorious views of Sarasota Bay on all three stories of Cà d’Zan. There were guest rooms all along the third floor; the fourth floor was one vast guest room. The guests who stayed in these rooms were very often Ringling’s prospective real estate clients. What they saw was Longboat Key across a glittering stretch of water — prime waterfront property which their host just happened to own. John Ringling knew what he was doing, of course. Then as now, to see is to create desire; to create desire is to sell. Some things never change.

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On the HORIZON Lend me your ears Selby Library will be presenting a one-man, one-act play by David Noard, honoring the life of 19th-century painter Vincent Van Gogh, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. Noard (the spitting image of Van Gogh) will emphasize the artist’s spiritual side — a man who chose to serve God through his painting, rather than following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who were both pastors. Call 316-1181.

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Music wants to be free Perhaps it’s due to the success of the Jazz Festival’s bayside concerts, perhaps it’s because they didn’t want to let such beautiful scenery go to waste — but the folks at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall have decided to put on a series of free, open-air concerts against the backdrop of Sarasota Bay this

“West Bank Story” — make that “West Side Story” — coming soon to the Van Wezel. spring and summer. The first “FridayFest on the Bay” takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 17. This free concert features the lighthearted clean, green sounds of Steve Reed and Bamboo Forest. There will also be drinks and refreshments ... which will not be for free. Call 9533368 or 1-800-826-9303. — Compiled by Marty Fugate

Prize in 1997. The second, “I Married a Communist,” deals with American life in the 1960s. “The Human Stain” takes us into the ’90s, where its title refers both to the Lewinski’s famous blue dress and the human condition at large. The protagonist is Coleman Silk, a Jewish professor of the classics at a small, Waspy New England College. After a long and distinguished career, he resigns in disgust upon being accused of an incidence of racism in the classroom by a politically correct faculty committee. In the ensuing scandal, Silk’s flamboyant and seemingly indestructible wife has a stroke and dies, causing Silk to become even angrier than before. At this juncture he meets Roth’s well-known alter ego, Nathan Zuckerman, who has retired to the backwoods to write in peace after a bout with cancer causes him to reexamine his life. The two men become friends, and through this encounter it becomes shockingly apparent that Silk has a secret, which he has successfully kept throughout his whole adult life. Like a


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‘I Love Gus’ ‘Cookin’ with Gus’ takes page from the sitcom cookbook. BY MARTY FUGATE Arts and Entertainment Writer

When you see food in a comedy, it’s usually either a thinly-veiled sexual metaphor (as in “Tom Jones,” etc.) or an excuse for a food fight — as in the case of “Cookin’ with Gus.” Sometimes the fighting employs food as weaponry, with spaghetti, cottage cheese going into assorted pants, faces and halter-tops. Some of the fighting is about food — specifically its over-importance to the main character Gussie (Ann Morrison) aka “Gus.” Gussie is a Theater cookbook author, “Cookin’ with Gus” a syndicated food columnist, and a Theatre Works prolific workaReviewed April 19 holic. Such life as she has apart from food is shared with Walter (Steven Ivester). She’s lived with him for 18 years but resists getting married. Walter is independently wealthy, having long ago “invented a valve.” In lieu of working, Walter spends his days browsing the zoo when he isn’t studying books on hypnosis. (This comes in handy — he’s already hypnotized Carmen, their flamboyant, fortunetelling neighbor played by Carolyn Zaput, to get her to stop smoking.) What he really wants to do with his free time is spend more of it with the kitchencrazed Gussie. Marriage would take care of that, but she tells him she’s just too busy with her career. Evidently, it’s an old discussion. She’s on the verge of saying “yes” — until her fast-talking, acronym-spouting agent,

Bernie (Charlie Schwartz), bursts in. He tells her a TV studio wants to give her a cooking show, if she can supply a demo tape. A show will mean waiting another year to tie the knot, but it turns out Gussie is pathologically camera-shy and can’t cook in front of a camera. No demo-tape — no show. It seems Gus and Walter are going to get married after all. But, in a sacrificial gesture to prove his love, Walter offers to hypnotize her and get rid of her phobia. It works. Everything’s rolling — until Walter finds out Gus forgot to mention her contract is for seven years, not for one, as he originally thought. In revenge, he gives Gus and her gypsy friend a hypnotic suggestion to get them to ruin their demo tape — this is where the food fight comes in. (This is also where most of the humor comes in, though I’ll avoid a plot summary of who sat in what or got hit with what.) Surprisingly, Bernie continues to record all this kitchen sparring on the demo tape ... Not so surprisingly, the studio thinks the food fight is deliberate comedy and gives her the show anyway; Gus offers to give up the show and get married to Walter; Walter tells her she doesn’t have to do that; she gets the show; Gus and Walter decide to get married; they make honeymoon arrangements for a safari in Africa. It’s happy ending time. OK. It’s typical sitcom writing. Everything about “Cookin’ with Gus” screams sitcom — from the crazy neighbor (half-Jewish, half-Gypsy fortune teller who “isn’t playing with a full deck of Tarot cards”), to the fast-


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the actors gave funny, if broad, performances under Jay Strauss’ crisp direction. Broad seemed to work here — like any old sitcom, “Cookin’ with Gus” is a comic recipe without a dash of subtlety. The opening night audience seemed hungry for more. Cutting-edge theater? No. But if you’d rather watch your sitcoms in a theater surrounded by a live audience than home alone in front of your dead TV set, you could do worse than this. If you liked “I Love Lucy,” you’ll love Cookin’ with Gus. ❑

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Audience hears unique, on-the-edge fare A Rockin’ premiere for Hyman In the space of only five days, music lovers — particularly the adventuresome — had the opportunity to enjoy some fine fare from the opening concert of La Musica to a most unique concert with New Music New College thanks to the Arts Council’s “On the Edge” Festival. La Musica, Sarasota’s “in-season” international chamber music festival, opened April 10 with what some call a “sandwich concert.” With the Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor opening and Brahms’ Sextet in G major closing, one could tolerate the new music in between. The new offering that night needed no sugar-coated wrapping. Dick Hyman’s Sextette for Piano and Strings, “Rockin,”

was an immediate crowd pleaser, despite the whispered comments heard with its strident opening chord. Hyman quickly won over his listeners with a successful blend of classical elements and form with early rock idioms and clichés. The first movement, andantino, presented a decidedly urban face with complex harmonies here more akin to jazz. A groove established by Jay Lenohart’s colorful bass style and Hyman’s piano, provided an underpinning for the string quartet’s jagged statements and hearty lyricism. Eternal, early-rock triplets on piano provided the hook for the largo, also featuring a lovely melody on violin. Here, and in the moderate, rock-and-roll third movement, Fionnuala Hunt’s highly


expressive playing was a delight. She and fellow violinist Federico Agostini played some fun “riffs” in their jam along with the piano and percussive bass slap and thud. The full-string quartet with the piano and bass, presented what felt like a quality treatment of a jazz vocal standard in the final movement, moderato. The audience was abuzz with the excitement of the premiere. Let’s hear it for new music! It should be said that the performances of both the Mozart and Brahms were of high order. Most particularly, the musicians in the Mozart Piano Quartet performed with a smooth blend, sparking here and there with great brilliance. Violist Cynthia Phelps is a wonder to hear with her rich, velvety tone and depth of expression. Pianist Derek Han, a master of this Mozart, played with a surprisingly buttery tone and soft touch. The Brahms, alas, while nearly flawless, was less moving — like a couple on a first date without any chemistry.

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On an entirely different wavelength, a full house of the stout of heart showed up for a performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Stimmung” (1969), presented by New Music New College in Sainer Hall on the closing day of “On the Edge.” Conventional wisdom holds that nobody really likes Stockhausen. As one of those “modern” composers, he’s box-office poison. Not so, as this was the third performance of “Stimmung” presented within an eight-day span to large and enthusiastic

audiences each time. This is not music as we ordinarily imagine. Six singers follow a prescribed scheme and pattern of singing and speech with vocal production modified at times to produce overtones. The real gimmick here, or rather stumbling block for the average listener, is that there is only one chord — for more than an hour. The result is mesmerizing, thought-provoking and, at times, transporting. This is not music that provides the traditional elements of melody, harmony and form. Rather, it provokes and stimulates much like other contemporary art of its time. “Stimmung” is a product of the environment that also begat performance art. In fact, one can argue it is more performance art than music. And perhaps this was the stumbling block for members of the audience who were seeking the meaning in their experience that afternoon. Although this work of Stockhausen’s is more than 30 years old, it is still new, radical and “on the edge” for most. Clearly, it still has the power to move its audience, if not to entertain or delight. This is art, as much as chamber or symphonic music of the canon. It’s simply different. Vive la difference, I say. Gayle Williams, a native Floridian and graduate of the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music in Cleveland, Ohio, has been active in the Sarasota music scene as a performer, writer and administrator since moving here in 1996. ❑


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Opera is kidstuff at annual production Every May, the Youth Opera Company of Sarasota Opera shows the community just how good it is with its annual mainstage production. This year, the company will be performing Kurt Weill’s “Down in the Valley” and Malcolm Williamson’s “The Happy Prince” at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4 and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. A “Youth Opera Brunch” follows the initial performance at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Tickets are $50 for adults and $20 for children. Call 366-8450.


Happy birthday Maestro Durufle The Key Chorale will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Maurice Durufle with a performance of his “Requiem,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at St. Boniface Episcopal Church. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this rarely performed work by one of the 20th century’s most innovative composers for the organ. Tickets are $15 adults, $8 for students. Call 921-4845.


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Golden Apple Dinner Theatre — “Grease” remains the word through May 5. Call 366-5454. Florida Studio Theatre — “Naked by the River.” This hip romantic comedy struts its stuff through June 1. Call 366-9000. Florida Studio Theatre Cabaret Club — “Laughing Matters.” This evening of song and sketch comedy skewers politics and pop culture through May 18. Call 366-9000. Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre — “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” opens 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, and continues through May XVIIII. Call 748-5875. Theatre Works — “Cookin’ with Gus.” This serves up a camera-shy chef who gets a chance at her own TV show. It continues to simmer through May 12. 952-9170.

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Circle Books — hosting Roberta Rosenfield Wells, author of “Moonshadow,” a tale of a failed life that left a positive legacy, at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4; Tim Dorsey, author of Florida crime novel “Triggerfish Twist,” will appear at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. Call 388-2850. Michael Connelly — the crime-fiction superstar will discuss “City of Bones” (his latest in the popular Harry Bosch series), at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church. Circle Books is sponsoring this appearance. Call 3882850. Sarasota News & Books — hosting Ad Hudler, author of “Househusband,” the tale of a Mr. Mom, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at a location to be announced. Call 365-6332. ❑



Asolo Theatre — “Fully Committed,” the tale of a struggling actor struggling to stay sane, opens 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, and continues through June 9; “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare’s comedy bends genders until the night of May 25; “The Hollow,” Agatha Christie’s whodunit, remains under active investigation until May 25; “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife”

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Jazz on the Water — this four-hour jazz cruise (featuring several headliners from the recent jazz festival) is sponsored by the Jazz Club of Sarasota and sets out at 12 p.m. Sunday, May 5 from Cortez Village for a jazzy circuit around Tampa Bay. The cost is $25 person. Call 366-1552 or 316-9207. Van Wezel — “Kiltie Band Spring Concert.” Riverview High School’s young performers strut their stuff at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6. Tickets are $9.99. Call 953-3368 or 1-800826-9303. Selby Gardens — Jennifer and the Venturas performs jazz standards from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Free with admission. Call 366-5731. Manatee Community College Neel Auditorium — Rex Willis, a noted area classical guitarist, composer and MCC instructor, will perform his latest works at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Tickets are $5 general admission, $3 for students. Call 752-5230. Evening Under the Stars — this annual benefit for the Manatee Community College Foundation features Ari Pelto and the Florida West Coast Symphony performing a concert of Broadway favorites at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch. General admission is $15. Call 752-5390 for details.



artwalks & festivals



Chasen Galleries — “A Perfect Place.” It’s the perfect place to view paintings by Howard Behrens, Marsha Hammel and others. This exhibit opens Friday, May 3, during the Palm Avenue gallery walk continues through June 6. Call 366-4278. Copper Moon Studio & Galleries — “Music and the Moon.” Karen Pauline will attend the opening reception of this exhibit of of her dreamlike oil paintings from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3; the phases of her art are in view through June 6. Call 7478783. Art Center Sarasota — “Spring Art Show 2002.” This features exceptional art by students of the north Sarasota county public schools. The middle and high school awards presentation takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3; the elementary school presentation happens from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Student art will remain on exhibit through May 17. Call 3652032 for more information. Unity Gallery — featuring the evanescent watercolors of Jacqueline Clark. The opening reception takes place from 11:15 to noon Sunday, May 4; the exhibit continues through June 30. Call 955-3301 for details. Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island — “The Art Id Additive.” This innovative exhibit features work by artists at Tampa’s Moffett Cancer Center. It opens from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, and continues through May. Call 778-6694. Sonnet Gallery — “Abstracts.” This exhibit of work by Dylan, Holman and Douglas opens from 10 a.m. to 89 p.m. Friday, May 3 and continues through June 6. Call 955-6443. Art League of Manatee County — “Breath of Spring.” This all-media exhibition (juried by Kevin Dean of the Ringling School of Art & Design), opens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3 and runs through May 27. Call 746-2862.


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Someone’s in the kitchen with Dora

Colony chef brings fresh ideas to menus Colony Beach & Tennis Resort Executive Chef Roger Hopkins is a chef who likes to get a “Wow!” when a waiter serves one of his creations. “I love colorful, tropical food, lots of fruits and vegetables and not a lot of sauces,” Hopkins says. New additions on the Colony’s Monkey Room menu reflect Hopkins’ influence — Jerk-rubbed chicken with grilled pineapple-papaya salsa and roasted corn, and black bean conch fritters with a rum and Key-lime mustard sauce. with Though Hopkins has been at the Colony for just three months, he comes with an extensive background of experience at resorts and restaurants in Key West and the British West Indies. Among them are the Pier House in Key West, and in the Caribbean, the four- and five-star, family-


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owned Antigua resorts. “I learned the business the old-fashioned way — through the ranks,” says Hopkins. Food preparation came naturally — his Italian grandfather ran a bakery and his other grandfather was butcher. He would hang out with them, learning from them. “I learned to butcher and to this day, I cut the meat where I work,” he says. Born and raised in Rochester, N.Y., he was working at a 300-room hotel in the city as a teenager. His talents were recognized early on — at age 19, he became the executive chef. But Hopkins had made many visits to Florida and knew he wanted to return. Relocating temporarily in Redington Beach, he moved further south to Key West and remained there for 12 years. Banquets and catering became new interests. Hopkins made a switch to the corporate world for two years, becoming corporate chef for the University of Florida at Gainesville. With 18 food-service outlets — the football stadium, off-property catering and parties at the president’s house — Hopkins kept busy. But the lure of the sun and sand brought him back to the

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tropical climates. One of his most challenging experiences was when Hurricane Georges swept through the West Indies. “We were set up to have our island buffet night at the Pineapple Club Resort, but there was no way with the hurricane on its way,” remembers Hopkins. His decision was to pack picnic lunches for the 325 guests, send them by taxis to the other side of the island to the Royal Antigua, a highrise resort. Hopkins and his staff loaded up the buffet food and followed them. “I am proud to say we had the buffet ready for them that night,” Hopkins says. It turned out to be a seven-day stay at the Royal Antigua before conditions returned to normal on the other coast. “I get bored easily,” Hopkins admits. “I enjoy the challenge of making changes which bring new excitement.” He says his menus “are fresh and fruity, very colorful and tasty. Exciting flavor combinations.” He also likes a hands-on approach. “My kitchen is extremely neat and I am almost obsessively organized,” he says. “I do not like surprises. I don’t wait until the last minute.” Staff working with Hopkins might find it a bit demanding at first, but the result does make their jobs easier. Arriving at the Colony at the height of the season Hopkins has been working long hours every day, but says, “I love it. I enjoy my job and we have a lot of laughs in the kitchen, but my staff knows what I expect.” On a rare day at home when he cooks, Hopkins is most likely to grill a whole fish and add fresh vegetables on the grill. He has this tip for cooks at home: “Enjoy it. Don’t hesitate to experiment. If you like some ingredients, mix them together. You never know what will come up.” With chuckle he adds, “You know there really isn’t any big book out there that tells us how to do it.” When not in the Colony kitchen, you will likely find Hopkins on the beach, swimming, scuba diving or riding his motorcycle. But right now his priority is continuing to review all of the Colony’s menus and food operations, with his goal as always, “to please the customer.” ❑

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1 pound grilled julienne conch 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 ounce sherry 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon fish sauce 4 ounces of oyster sauce 1 tablespoon honey

2 ounces sesame oil 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 tablespoon chopped ginger 10 shitake mushrooms 1 small jalapeno pepper 1 green onion, chopped 1/4 teaspoon cumin

• Sauté garlic, ginger, shitake mushrooms, jalapeno pepper and green onion in sesame oil. • Add grilled julienne conch, cumin, Key lime juice, sherry, rice vinegar, fish sauce, oyster sauce and honey. • Simmer for about 1 hour. • Take off heat and add chopped

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1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup red cabbage, shredded 1/4 cup Napa cabbage, shredded 10 snow peas, julienne 1 package egg roll wrappers

cilantro, the red cabbage, Napa cabbage and julienne snow peas. Mix together well. • Lay out egg roll wrapper. • Place equal amounts of mixture onto each and roll. • Serve hot with spicy-rum mustard, pickled ginger and wasabi crème.



of Longboat!


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Roger Hopkins is seated in the Colony’s Monkey Room, where he added new items to the menu.

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

No Waterfront No View

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Dining out

Chef Caldwell’s offers elegant ambiance With the tourist season winding down a bit, a sunny Saturday afternoon seemed just perfect for a stroll around St. Armands Circle and a leisurely lunch. After arriving on Circle, I thought I had miscalculated the season, because the sidewalks were quite crowded with browsers and shoppers. It had been some time since I last strolled the Circle and I noticed some new shops; some familiar ones were gone. There is wealth of restaurants on the Circle — one for every set of taste buds. Recalling an enjoyable previous meal at Chef Caldwell’s, located on the north quadrant of the Circle, we decided to return. There was an immediate air of serenity as we stepped into the charming dining area, touched with an ambiance of quiet elegance. We also caught a glimpse of Chef Caldwell as he passed through the kitchen. We chose a table near a window with a view of the street. It was a great table for people watching. We were hungry so we quickly checked out the menu. We inquired about the soup of the day. It was a seafood bisque, but I was feeling more adventuresome and instead took a long look at the appetizers: calamari, Beer Cheese soup, angel hair onion rings (with the chef’s homemade


Photos by Dora Walters

The quiet elegance of Chef Caldwell’s assures a serene dining experience.

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Oriental chicken salad ketchup). But what caught my attention was the roasted garlic spread and I ordered it. I was expecting a spread but was delightfully surprised by two heads of roasted garlic. With a tiny fork I was able to pop up each succulent clove of garlic and thoroughly enjoy it with the thin croutons and bits of the roasted tomatoes which accompanied it. I know garlic, when roasted or cooked thoroughly, is sweet with only a hint of garlic flavor, but these cloves were so sweet and soft I wondered if Chef Caldwell had added a secret ingredient to the heads. Even my guest, whose tastes do not run to garlic, was appreciative of the appetizer. As we checked the menu we noticed a small heart symbol next to several items. Reading on we learned that these entrées meet the dietary guidelines of the Heart Center’s “Heart’s Desire” program, located in Sarasota. What a thoughtful and helpful addition to the menu. When it came time to order a salad, I had difficulty in making up my mind between the tuna Nicoise and the chicken salad, both Heart’s Desire approved, or the oriental chicken salad. But fist, I looked at the sandwich selections — chicken quesadillas, a classic Reuben, N.Y. strip steak, grilled turkey burger and more. The oriental chicken salad kept drawing me back. The luncheon entrées numbered six. All sounded good — except for the sauteed calves’ liver with fried onions, not one of my favorites. But, I do have an acquaintance who orders it every time he is at Chef Caldwell’s.

The entrées featured were homemade lasagna, Shrimp Caldwell prepared in a red scampi sauce, bow-tie pasta with chicken and sundried tomatoes, Vegetarian Delight, with angel hair pasta and an assortment of vegetables and pine nuts. My guest bypassed all of these and selected Seafood Marguerita. He liked the idea of the fresh Florida seafood in it. When it arrived, he found more than fresh seafood. A white wine butter sauce with tomato and basil covered the seafood; big shrimp were included. The entrée was topped with avocado and fresh Parmesan cheese and then baked. It was a rich combination and each bite was savored and enjoyed. A house salad with crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes and sliced cucumbers was served with it. The dressing was light but flavorful. The warm rolls had a wonderful crisp crust; they were truly hard rolls. The dessert menu has a great a variety of choices. If you are watching your calories or fat content, there is low-fat yogurt or fresh berries, according to the season. Don’t care about calories? Try the Chocolate Ganache with raspberry and toffee sauce or the amaretto bread pudding or the crème brûlée as we did.

Chef Caldwell’s 20 S. Adams Drive, St. Armands Circle Sarasota, 388-5400 Cuisine: Continental Recommended: Roasted garlic spread, Seafood Marguerita, Sauteed calves’ liver and poached salmon. Be sure to try the crème brûlée. Prices: Appetizers, $3.50 to 8.95; salads and sandwiches, $8.50 to $12.95; Luncheon entrées, $12.25 to $13.95; Dinner entrées, $18.95 to $25.95. Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Spirits: Fine wine available by glass or bottle. Service: Excellent. Credit cards: Major credit cards. Parking: On the street and nearby public parking. Handicap access: Exellent.

Crème brûlée is another dessert that varies according to the hand of the chef. We can attest that Chef Caldwell’s is one of the best. The dinner menu is much more extensive. Usual features include Boneless Crispy Duckling, Veal Oscar and Maryland lump crab cakes. One of my favorites is poached salmon, served on a bed of fresh spinach. It is also one of the Heart’s Desires entrées. Catering is one of Chef Caldwell’s specialties and he plans it all — from business meetings and seminars to wedding receptions and bar and bat mitzvahs. ❑

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Leadership. Entrepreneurship.

On Friday, May 17, two back-to-back events you’ll want to attend!


The Making of Leaders — the West Point way. #2

The Gulf Coast Review’s 2002 Entrepreneur Award. Ed Ruggero, author of the popular “Duty First — West Point and the Making of American Leaders,” will present a lecture/seminar on how the U.S. Military Academy trains America’s next leaders and how the Academy’s methods can apply to your business. Following Ruggero’s interactive session, the Review, in sponsorship with Northern Trust Bank, will present its Fourth Annual Entrepreneur Awards to the region’s top three entrepreneurs.

Making of a Leader

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Boris Becker and John McEnroe squeeze out slight smiles before their big face-off.

Photos by Emily Walsh

Phil and Unni Kaltenbacher, Ed Sarbey, Penny Hill and Lee Barsky

Matchmaking BY EMILY WALSH Staff Writer

The town of Longboat Key proclaimed Friday, April 26, as “Miracle Match Day,” in honor of the Miracle Match tennis exhibition between John McEnroe and Boris Becker. At the press conference preceding the exhibition, Commissioner Ken Legler presented McEnroe, Becker and Bill Przybysz, Miracle Match founder and leukemia survivor, with tiny keys to our tiny town and a Longboat Key pin to go along with them. With a few chuckles and genuine appreciation, the players expressed the

importance of being involved with the Miracle Match Foundation, which benefits leukemia and cancer research. However, McEnroe did voice his desire to beat Becker. The Longboat Key Club hosted the sporting event, which attracted more than 2,000 tennis fans in support of the Miracle Match Foundation and the Sarasota Boys and Girls Club. Before the exhibition, VIP guests attended a pre-event reception that included a silent auction of sports memorabilia. The biggest item up for auction was definitely a pair of

Tony Appel gets in his greens before the big match.

Shaquille O’Neal’s shoes. The exhibition began with a match between Przybysz and McEnroe. Then came the most anticipated event — McEnroe vs. Becker. McEnroe won 6-2, 76 (5). Local celebrities also showed up the Key Club courts. Former Longboat Observer “Player of the Week” Jerry Schneider was the official umpire who made important calls in the big game. Longboaters Ron Jurgens and Chuck Kubicki were the two lucky sponsors who received the chance to play a doubles match against McEnroe and Becker.

Evelyn Maurer and Jerry Isaacs

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Chuck Kubicki and Ron Jurgens put on their game faces for their own doubles match against McEnroe and Becker.


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

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

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


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SALE PENDING $1,050,000.

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

Longboat Key Duplex SALE PENDING $285,000.

Water Club II SOLD Seaplace SOLD Fairway Bay SOLD Buttonwood Cove SOLD Inn on the Beach SOLD Longboat Harbour SOLD

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LONGBOAT KEY TOWER - This well maintained, spacious residence has it all. Steps to white sandy walking beach and azure blue waters of the gulf. Spectacular views from every room, sunrise over the bay to sunsets on the beach and city lights at night. Great location behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club...................................................$669,000. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - 3rd lot from open bay with southern exposure, well built Rutenberg home. 3BR/3BA, city views across open bay. New boat lift & dock...........$879,000. BAY PALMS - Direct bay front with spectacular water views, 3BR/2BA with nice pool and deck, huge lot approximately 150’x150’...............................................................$1,199,000. PALMA SOLA BAY FRONT - Architecturally significant by Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. 2 fireplaces, 6 decks, 9-1/2 ft. ceiling heights, million dollar views......................$1,250,000. FAIRWAY BAY - Rarely available townhouse with boat dock and water views. Fireplace, new appliances. Tennis, pool & Beach Club................................................................$649,000.

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

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Mediterranean style home features large kitchen/family room, 3 or 4BR, living room/dining area, + additional 3000 sq. ft. garage level with artist studio, office, workshop. Volume ceilings thru-out add to a bright open floor plan. Heated pool and lanai. Boat dock available. $785,000. SEE YOU SUNDAY!

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.

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


SEAPLACE- Largest 2BR/2BA 1st floor with screened terrace. Updated and turnkey furnished, washer/dryer. 2 pools, clubhouse, tennis, fitness center and 2000 ft. of white sand beach!........................................................................$324,900.

2BR/2BA penthouse w/over 9’ceilings & beautiful direct gulf views. TKF, light, bright and spotless. The perfect answer for beach lovers. 2 pools, Har-Tru tennis, spa & finess center $365,000.

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


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

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Sarasota Ford wins top dealer honor

Grand opening set for Frisky Business

Sarasota Ford has received the President’s Award from Ford Motor Company, the automaker’s highest dealer honor. The designation this year went to only 340 dealerships out of 5,000. Longboat Key resident Vern Buchanan, president of Sarasota Ford, was notified of the award by James G. O’Conner, president of the Ford Division of Ford Motor Company, and Al Giombetti, executive director, North America Ford Customer Service Division. Winning dealers must maintain sales that exceed Ford Motor Company benchmarks for their market size. The dealers also must be toprated by customers for service and the overall ownership experience. Sarasota Ford is part of the Buchanan Automotive Group, which includes 14 other car franchises in central and southwest Florida. Buchanan acquired the Sarasota dealership in 1995. Buchanan also operates several businesses in Florida and is active in numerous business, nonprofit and cultural activities. He is chairman of the board of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and is a board member

Frisky Business Pet Daycare has opened a new 7,000-square-foot facility at 4118 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota. The daycare facility is designed to meet the needs of busy people who have dogs that are left alone during normal working hours. At Pet Daycare, dogs play fetch, run with a ball, play tug of war and interact with other dogs. They go for walks and can play in an outdoor doggie pool. The dogs are not locked away, but instead allowed to roam free with other dogs. Obedience training is also available. More information can be obtained by calling Loren Berry at 379-5900.


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.

Cosmetology specialist joins St. Armands’ Salon Lynda Williams has joined St. Armand’s Salon as a cosmetology specialist, responsible for aesthetic services such as facials, waxing, tinting, manicures and pedicures. Williams is a graduate of Fashion Focus Academy. St. Armands’ Salon is located at 2945 Bee Ridge Road, in the Courtyard. — Compiled by Shay Sullivan


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


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.

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


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NEW KEY WEST STYLE HOME Situated in one of the best locations on Anna Maria Island is this new, four bedroom plus den island home with its own boat dock, lift and located 1½ blocks from a gorgeous white sand beach. Go to for a virtual tour. $839,000. WHITNEY BEACH CONDOMINIUM This condo has a pretty water view and is located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north end with deeded access to a gorgeous white sand beach right across the street. Go to for photos. $190,000.

Island House on Wide Sandy Beach: Casual elegance with a tropical flair personifies this relaxed 4 bdrm. home. Wide verandas offer 180 degree gulf & sunset views. $3,000,000

Jewel on the Bay: With water on 2 sides, this soundly built home opens beautifully to marble terraces for entertaining. Private boat basin. Solarium with indoor pool. $4,250,000

Glamorous Waterfront Showplace: New four bedroom pool home boasts a splendid kitchen/ family room and sumptuous master suite. Sailboat water dock. $1,599,000

Spectacular Views from the Ritz: This two bedroom suite unit features a den and offers wonderful water views from all rooms. Handsomely appointed. 2 parking spaces. $1,575,000

112’ on Hudson Bayou! Newly constructed residence in a maintenance free enclave. Three bedrooms, library, 2.5 baths, wide veranda, heated pool, private dock. $999,000

WHITNEY BEACH CONDO W/BAYOU VIEWS Two bedroom condominium with gorgeous, unobstructed, old Florida views of the Bayou. SALE PENDING $240,000.

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

PROMENADE CONDOMINIUM W/GORGEOUS GULF VIEWS Two bedroom, split plan condominium with a southern exposure and views from every room of the Gulf and a peek of the bay. This exclusive complex provides exercise, great security, & concierge. Go to for a virtual tour. $585,000.

LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE HOME Located on the tranquil north end, this wonderfully redone beach cottage is just 2½ blocks from the beach and 2 blocks from the bay and pier. This beach cottage style home is so pretty & private w/lush tropical landscaping. Go to for photos. $335,000. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES This home is perfect for a remodel or tear down and build new. Located on one of Country Club Shore’s favorite streets. Go to for photos. $545,000.

FAIRWAY BAY CONDOMINIUM W/GORGEOUS BAY VIEWS Unobstructed Bay Views in this must see condominium. Two bedrooms beautifully designer decorated and furnished. SALE PENDING $385,000. PROMENADE CONDOMINIUM W/FABULOUS GULF VIEWS Largest two-bedroom floor plan with stunning views of the Gulf and Bay. Situated in one of Promenade’s best locations, close to the beach. Turnkey furnished and in pristine condition. SALE PENDING. $650,000.

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$1.6 million sale sets Pierre record A unique, two-story apartment with a spiral staircase has been sold at the 66-unit The Pierre Condominiums, 455 Longboat Club Road, for a record $1,600,000. The 12-year-old unit PL (Plaza) One, with its four bedrooms and four baths, was sold by Berteline B. Dale and John F. Baier, trustees of the Berteline Residential Trust of Incline Village, Nev., to a couple from Westmont, Quebec, Canada — Giuseppina and Mario DiLallo. The sellers, owners of the CircleK stores, had purchased the apartment above their first-floor unit to enlarge it and install the staircase. This was the second sale at The Pierre Condominiums this year. The earlier one sold for $925,000.

Martin, 2161 Gulf of Mexico Drive, sold their large bayfront, cul-de-sac home at 741 Hideaway Bay Drive, to Joanne V. and Terence F. Blackman for the subdivision’s all-time high price of $2,100,000. The home was built in 1982 and contains 7,974 square feet under roof, of which 4,406 is air-conditioned living space. The property includes three lots (12 to 14) and last sold for $1,290,000 in June 1989. Thus, the first two sales at north Key Hideaway Bay both sold for more than a million dollars. In January, Tampans Ann and Anthony Gonzalez paid $1,050,000 for their four-bedroom and five-bath home at 708 Hideaway Bay Drive.

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top floor of the 12-story, 88-unit Longboat Key Towers, 455 Longboat Club Road, for $1,050,000 from Longboat Key Estates Inc., headed by Arthur K. Scott. The three-bedroom and three-bath condominium was built in 1970 and last sold for $220,000 in March 1975. This marked the third sale at the Towers this year, averaging out to $778,333.

Seaplace VI Over at Seaplace VI, Julienne K. and Robert G. Haley from Nashville, Tenn., bought unit G8-406 from Camrets Associates, Ltd. of Toronto, Canada, for $350,000. This was the second Seaplace VI condo sold this year; the earlier went for $600,000.

Water Club II Brenda G. and Michael E. Jasin, 3359 Bayou Gate Way, Bay Isles, sold their apartment unit 307 at the 86-unit Water Club II to Anne and Frank Petralito, 1281 Gulf of Mexico Drive, for $1 million. The three-bedroom and four-bath condo was built in 1999 and last sold for $900,200 in July 1999. This was the third sale of the year at Water Club II, averaging $1,850,000. The lone sale at the twin 11-story tower Water Club I was for $1,250,000.


2BR with deck and screened porch. Steps to community boat ramp and dock, good parking. Call today! Mary Wickersham or Cindy English 383-5577. #218462............$428,000


Islander Club Douglas A. Tibbetts and Cynthia J. Hawthorne, 425 Meadow Lark Drive, Bird

Alice S. and Elliott Weinstein from Irvington, N.Y., bought apartment 303 in building 7 at Beachplace II from Margery L. Abrams of the Northshore Chicago suburb Glencoe, Ill., for $500,000. One other condominium was sold earlier this year at Beachplace II for $530,000.

Triton Cove Cheryl and George Pintea of Boardman, Ohio, sold their unit 2 at the five-unit Triton Cove Condominiums to Susan J. and Daniel L. Dalpra, now of 3020 Gulf of Mexico Drive, for $577,000. The three-bedroom and fourbath apartment was built in 1997 and last sold for $569,000 in May of 2000.

Country Club Shores George Wald of Nanuet, N.Y., bought the three-bedroom and two-bath home with swimming pool at 510 Bowsprit Lane in the fourth unit of Country Club Shores from Hollan M. and Bradley W. Lang, 400 Madison Drive, for $450,000. The home was built in 1965 and last sold for $350,000 in June of 1997. This was the 11th sale in the 420-lot Country Club Shores, averaging $803,464.

Covert III Holly B. and A. Cris Collinsworth from Ft. Thomas, Ky., purchased the two-bedroom and two-bath unit 301 at Covert III, 5211 Gulf of Mexico Drive, from two Union, Ky., couples - Mary K. and Kenneth R. Lucas, and Jean Ann and Donald W. Stith - for $500,000. This is the highest price we have recorded for a Covert condominium.

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CANAL FRONT HOME In Holmes Beach with dock, davits, deck, pool and so much more. Totally updated home with ceramic tile and all new kitchen. Three bedroom suites, each with its own bath and walk-in closets! This beauty won’t last. Call Dee Jorcyk at 778-2246. #81357.....................$589,900 PANORAMIC VIEW of intracoastal waterway from Sarasota to St. Pete. New 3500 sf home with open floor plan. 4-5 or 6 bedrooms/3 baths, playroom and a 6 car garage! Room for workshop plus enclosed RV storage is available. Inside boat storage, outside dock and davit. Bea Zaffina 795-2743. #80462. $800,000 RARE FIND IN ANNA MARIA A 4BR/3BA waterfront home on Anna Maria’s north end. Fenced yard with many fruit trees and a 40’ dock! Secluded area of fine homes. Harold Small 778-2246. #81528......$639,000 LONGBOAT KEY LOT Large residential lot in prestigious Bay Isles. Gated, private beach club, golf course, tennis. Near Marina. Call Alice Ohme 761-3100. #81889...................................................................................$355,000 ALMOST NEW! 2 BR home in Longboat Village. Peek of bayou from deck. Community dock and boat ramp. Mary Wickersham or Cindy English 3835577. #80749.....................................................................................................$399,000 BAYFRONT PARADISE Outstanding architectual design and lush tropical landscaping. Screened wrap around veranda, solar heated pool, and private boat dock. 4BR/2.5BA, den, plus non conforming guest suite with bath and maids quarters on first level. Call Yvonne Higgins at 720-3879...................$1,150,000 MAGNIFICENT BAYFRONT RESIDENCE Custom built home by Whitehead Construction, this 3/5BR-4.5BA homeoffers 5450 sq. ft. of exceptional quality and detail. Lush tropical setting w/incredible pool/spa area and large covered dock w/lifts. Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246 or 778-7976. #82138...............................................................................................................$2,750,000 ST ARMANDS TREASURE Beautifully landscaped, 3BR3BA home with recently updated kitchen, bath and more. Warm tropical feel of "Old Florida" on quiet side of Circle. Walk to Five Star shops, dining and Lido Beach. Spacious great rm, pecky cypress. A must see! Call Duane Henderson 727-2800. #81876..................................................................$564,900 PRESTIGIOUS RIVERVIEW BLVD Spacious 3BR/2.5BA home on large landscaped lot. Spectacular view of Manatee River. Caged pool-boat dock. Dorothy Cook 383-5577. #218968........................................................... $1,950,000

Marcia and John Zweig of Maplewood, N.J., sold their apartment 324 in the 78-unit Sands Point Condominiums at the south end of the Key along New Pass to Maxine Fornasiero from Clarence, N.Y., for $450,000. The Zweigs then purchased unit 317 at Sands Point from Nancy H. and Jonathan C. Hamill of Barrington, Ill., for $587,500. There now have been three transactions at Sands Point so far this year, averaging $504,167.

Key, sold their apartment 71-S at the 140unit Islander Club, 2295 Gulf of Mexico Drive, to Sissela A. and Derek C. Bok of Cambridge, Mass., for $655,000. Bok is president emeritus of Harvard University.

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Marion Ann Newcombe of Wilmette, Ill., sold her 32year-old unit 302 in the second unit of the 72-unit Westchester Apartments, 4845 Gulf of Mexico Drive, to Lorraine A. Keady from Ipswich, Mass., for $420,000.

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The 274-slip Longboat Key Moorings Marina will be completely sold out by the end of the year. That is the prediction of sales director Michael Longobardi. The forecast follows hard on the heels of a extremely busy first quarter this year in which seven boat slips were sold for $1.5 million while another 10 re-sales accounted for $1.8 million in sales. “We have only 30 slips remaining for sale,” Longobardi said, “and all of them will probably be sold before the end of the year.” As a result, the marina’s sales associates have begun focusing on brokered (re-sale) yacht sales. To this end The Yacht Group was formed earlier this year, and Longobardi appointed yacht brokers Kevin Brown and Dennis Matthews to the staff.

Farther down the Key at the 151-unit Windward Bay, Janet M. Schinsky, of Palm Harbor, sold her unit 303 in building G to Phyllis Lemack, 4500 Gulf of Mexico Drive, for $275,000. Earlier this year a Windward Bay condo sold for $205,000.

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. ❑

Marbury Lane Rosemary and William P. Dilgard Jr., from Glen Cove, N.Y., purchased the Sleepy Lagoon Park home at 683 Marbury Lane from E. William Lowden for $432,000. The home, built in 1986, last sold for $252,000 in September 2000. Three Sleepy Lagoon Park properties have been sold since the first of the year for an average price of $372,333.

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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

Unmatched Service. Unrivaled Experience. NEW LISTING - ISLANDS WEST 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.



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

Sensational value in the Bayou! Lakefront Views! Spacious, well designed home, vaulted ceilings, numerous skylights, huge kitchen/ family room with loads of cabinets and custom built-ins, wet bar, 14’x34’ pool,new roof and exterior paint. $699,000.

NEW CONSTRUCTION 5400 + sq. ft., 5 bedroom home with den, kitchenfamily, living, dining and game rooms, plus three car garage and magnificent views of Sarasota skyline. Walk to St. Armands Circle. $4,000,000.

DOWNTOWN Charming downtown location, this property has three units (1) 3 bedroom 2 bath home (2) a 1 bedroom 1bath apt (3) eff. with bath. Could be a great rental while living here, also a wonderful compound to make yours. $299,000


ISLANDS WEST Unimaginable Views! Sensational location! You can see forever from this 2 bedroom penthouse level condo. Enjoy higher ceilings, open floor plan, and move-in condition. Great building that is beautifully maintained $775,000.

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RESIDENTIAL HOMES FABULOUS LOCATION WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS $3,200,000. Wonderfully transformed home on Bird Key with impeccable detailing and finishes. Quiet cul-de-sac location, lush landscaping, great boating. SIESTA KEY GATED AND PRIVATE ESTATE $2,950,000. Almost 3 acres on the water. Delightful family home on the lagoon with guest house. SENSATIONAL SUNSETS - $2,575,000. from this fantastic Bird Key home. Smashing Mediterranean w/all the “appropriate touches”. Great boating! Inlaw suite possible. 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 - $1,995,000. - Totally and fabulously updated home w/incredible views. 30’ dock, heated pool/spa, 3000 sq. ft. and 170’ on the bay. Renovated using the highest standards. LARGE FAMILY HOME AT THE BEACH! $1,250,000. Key West style home with exciting floor plan. Multiple decks for viewing. This lovely home has never been lived in. DAZZLING COURTYARD HOME W/BAY VIEWS $1,195,000. - Spacious & bright single family home w/guest house. Very private. Lushly landscaped. Customized & in “Like-new” condition. MEDITERRANEAN STYLE FAMILY HOME IN THE OAKS! - $1,050,000. - Over 4,800 sq.ft. with 6 bedrooms, office, den, huge pool area & family room. Professionally customized and furnished. ATTENTION BOATERS - $799,500. - Lovely Bay Isles home only 6 lots from the bay. Open, spacious, vaulted ceilings and heated pool. 3BR/3BA PRIVATE HOME IN THE BAYOU - $699,000. Lovingly maintained 3 or 4BR home located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Heated pool with pool bath, new roof, new A/C, new paver driveway. NICE!

CONDOMINIUM HOMES DESIGNER PERFECTION ON THE BEACH! $1,895,000. - 9th floor Waterclub unit with gorgeous gulf and bay views. THE BEST ON THE BEACH! - $1,899,000. Gorgeous “see thru” at L’ambiance on the 8th floor. Superb views, incredible decor and the ultimate location. 3BR/4BA. 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. PROMENADE PERFECTION - $629,000. - Wraparound terraces for ultimate viewing pleasures. Bay, city, gulf and garden views. Turnkey furnished. ON THE BEACH BEHIND THE KEY CLUB GATES - $609,000. - Direct gulf front unit w/greatest views! 2BR/2BA 1500 sq. ft., twin Murphy bed and desk unit in guest room. TENNIS! BEACH! SUNSETS!- $529,000. - Three bedroom walkout on the Gulf. Tastefully appointed, impeccably maintained. Turnkey furnished. BOATERS DELIGHT - $499,000. - LBK townhome that’s sophisticated and hi-tech, Saturnia marble floors, new baths and kitchen, fireplace, boat dock for 46’ boat. BEACH FRONT BUILDING AT INN ON THE BEACH - $310,000. - Club suite with direct gulf views. Recently refurbished. Great income producer.

VACANT LOT LONGBOAT KEY ESTATE SIZE PARCEL $1,999,000. - 2.5 acres. Can subdivide into 4 separate parcels. What an opportunity!


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LONGBOAT KEY 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

Mark Huber 383-6739

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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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


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A commercial building at 466 John Ringling Blvd., was purchased by Marie Louise and Joerg Leunberger, 153 Beach Road, Sarasota, from Quality Management Inc., an Ohio corporation based in Charlotte, N.C., for $1,717,000. Signing the deed of sale for the sellers was Quality Management’s Secretary-Treasurer Matthew Bogdovitz. The building, built in 1949, last sold for $1,275,000 some 14 years ago. Donald J. Reams, successor trustee of the Patricia Ann Crego Revocable Trust, of San Jose, Calif., sold the four-bedroom and four-bath home with swimming pool at 540 N. Washington Drive to the Du Family Limited Partnership for $1,100,000. The property occupies lots 3 and 4 in block 9 of the St. Armands Division of John Ringling Estates. The 51-year-old, two-bedroom and one-bath home at 31 S. Adams Drive was purchased by Edward F. Carlstrom, 500 John Ringling Blvd., from Lillian Myers of Bakersfield, Calif., for $350,000.




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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.

on the Key

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 Fridays for lunch at Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort. Lunch is $10. Marilyn, 387-0706, or Marge or Pete, 475-4805. CPR, AED, Fire Extinguisher Classes — are offered to residents, condos and businesses of Longboat Key by the Longboat Key Fire/Rescue. Free. Schedule, 316-1944. Coach Bobby Bowden Annual Spring Golf Outing and BBQ — The tournament, hosted by the Sarasota Seminole Club, will be held Saturday, May 4, at the Islandside Golf Course at the Resort on Longboat Key Club. Shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $125. The barbecue dinner will be held under a tent at the Ringling’s Circus Museum. Kids’ games

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


◆ Lido Shores Gulf Front Lot! Approximately 2 acres in prime Sarasota location surrounded by multi-million dollar homes. Plans have been approved for a single family residence. $5,985,000. ◆ Sabal Cove... Choose from 2 desirable lots in an area of million $ homes. Lake & golf course views. $799,000. Greenbelt views. $399,000 & $349,000.


◆ L’Ambiance Penthouse... The ultimate in luxury & sophistication! Sweeping views of the gulf, Islandside golf course & Sarasota bay! 5200 square feet with 14’ ceilings, enormous wraparound terrace & three covered parking spaces! Unfurnished. $7,399,000. ◆ Water Club...“Arlington” penthouse! 3,400 sq.ft., of sophisticated design with incredible gulf views + 2 covered parking spaces. $2,795,000. ◆ Water Club...Exquisitely appointed, spacious beachfront residence w/3 large terraces! Popular “Arlington” plan w/beautiful upgrades throughout! 2 covered parking spaces. $2,695,000. ◆ Vizcaya...Spacious, luxurious condo with the feel of a single family home. Exquisitely furnished & appointed with a private pool & stunning views of the gulf. $2,649,000. ◆ Marina Bay... Spacious bay front condo of almost 3,400 sq ft close to marina & all island amenities. 3BR, 3BA, enormous wrap around screened terrace overlooking bay, spacious kitchen & family room, dining room, great closet & storage space w/quality appointments. $899,000. ◆ Aquarius... Direct gulf front with Ibeach ! from every Gviews Nkitchen. PENDcorian room! UpdatedSwith $599,000. ALtileEthroughout,


◆ Harbour Oaks... 2000 sq. ft. treehouse! 3BR/2 BA, w/extended family room, eat-in kitchen, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, 2 car gar. $329,900. ◆ Inn on the Beach... Enjoy club suite & all the amenities of a 4 star luxury resort. 2001 Gross Revenue of $41,294.00. $239,000. ◆ Inn on the Beach... Club suite with lush, unobstructed golf course views. 2001 Gross Revenue of $41,225.50. Gulf front, 4 star luxury resort. Excellent rental history! $209,000.

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◆ Sabal Cove...Lakefront home, incredible attention to detail! ! ING Open plan, volumeA ceilings, kitchen, spectacular dining PEND LE gourmet S room, huge master with office & exercise room. $1,995,000. ◆ Lido Shores...Paul Rudolph’s renowned “Umbrella House”. This icon of modernism built in 1953 is located on Lido Key near St. Armands Circle. 3BR/3BA, pristine conditiion. Original details & built-ins. Private pool area. $1,195,000. ◆ Royal Palm Harbor/Siesta Key...Terrific location! Sailboat Water, third house from the bay, walk to Siesta beach! $985,000. ◆ The Bayou...Immaculately maintained home with 12’ to 14’ ceilings, open floor plan, light & bright, newer kitchen with granite counters, 3BR, office, pool/spa $799,000. ◆ Emerald Point South...Brand new and ready to move in! Gorgeous. Private community of only 16 custom luxury homes. $748,000. ◆ The Bayou...Well-designed home with spacious rooms, high ceilings, skylights, family room w/wet bar & built-ins. Caged lanai area & large open pool on serene, private lake. $699,000. ◆ The Bayou...Least expensive home in the Bayou. Situated on a large corner lot with lush landscaping & caged pool. Open floor plan with large rooms perfect for entertaining. $549,000.

are at 3 p.m., dinner is at 5 p.m. and program is at 6 p.m. RSVP at 355-7755. Safe Boating Course — is offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 82, Longboat Key, at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Mote Marine. RSVP, 378-5620. Wild Bird Rescue Training — will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary. Free. Details, 388-4444. Suncoast Workforce 2020 Seminar — an Academics of Learning session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Holiday Inn. Cost of $30 includes breakfast, lunch, seminar, workbook and a comprehensive resource guide. RSVP, 748-4842, Ext. 134. Peli-Boat Educational Tours — are offered by the Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, and from noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays (depending on the weather). Tours depart from the Holiday Inn Marina. Cost ranges from $5.25 to $20. Details, 388-4444.

The Selby Public Library Bookmobile — will be at the Longboat Library, located at 555 Bay Isles Road, from 1:15 to 2 p.m. every Monday.

public events National Day of Prayer 2002 — hosted by the Freedom Solutions, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Five Points Park. Details, 504-0731 or 925-1992, Ext. 34. Gem-Jewelry-Coin Show & Sale — will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May 3 to 5, at Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Admission is $4, good for three days. Details, 954-4165. Marvelous Moms — the Downtown First Friday Stroll will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 3, on Main Street, Sarasota. Details, 951-2656. Justin Freed Exhibition: “Two Stories to Tell” — will be featured from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until May 29 at the Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way. Exhibition I: Memories of Paragon Park, Hull, Mass. Exhibition II: Images from Greer (Beer Can) Island, Longboat Key. Virginia Sanders, 383-3659. Sho Fu Bonsai Society Show & Sale — will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Details, 366-5731, Ext. 221. Cleanup Workday — will be conducted by the American Littoral Society from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Caspersen Beach and/or Palmer Point. John, 966-7308. “March for Jesus 2002” — hosted by the Freedom Solutions, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4. It will start from Five Points Park. Details, 504-0731 or 9251992, Ext. 34. National Pets Adoptathon 2002 — Pets can be adopted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Humane Society of Sarasota County and at PetSmart, 4942 Tamiami Trail; and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Five Points Park. Adoption fees are $49.50 for cats and $59.50 for dogs. Details, 955-4131. Great American Cleanup — on the Braden River, between S.R. 64 and Evers Reservoir Dam, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Sites, 747-4536 or 795-8272.

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Crowley Guided Nature Walk — will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 5 to 12. Details, 322-1000. Go Kayaking — in the Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Cost is $30 for American Littoral Society members and $35 for nonmembers. John, 966-7308. Sunday Afternoon Outdoor Garden Music Series — featuring Jennifer and the Venturas, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Free for members and kids 5 and younger, $5 for ages 6 to 11 and $10 for adults. Details, 366-5731, Ext. 221. Paws For A Cause — Dog Walk-a-thon will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Five Points Park, downtown Sarasota. Registration begins at noon and walk starts at 1 p.m. Cost is $15 donation per walker. Details, 955-4131 or Luncheon Cruise — on Sarasota Bay, will be hosted by The Friendship Center in Sarasota from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 6. It is open to area older adults. Cost is $15. RSVP with Vicky Recio at 556-3241. Beach Biocruise — learn about the critters on Sarasota Bay while cruising aboard the Carefree Learner from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. Fee is $10 for American Littoral Society members and $15 for nonmembers. Bobbie, 349-7625. Fifth Annual United Way All Harley Drags — will be held Sunday, May 5, at Bradenton Motor Sports Park (formerly known as the DeSoto Memorial Dragway). Gates open at 8 a.m., registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; timed runs start at 9:30 a.m., with eliminations at 1 p.m. Gate admission is $15. Details, 366-2686, Ext. 225, 951-6103, or 7452429. Estate Collection II — hosted by the Florida West Coast Symphony Association to benefit the symphony and its

youth programs, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday, through May 5, at Lakewood Ranch. Tickets are $10. Details, 907-6000.

United States Air Force Band Concert — will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Manatee Convention and Civic Center. Free. Liana, 745-7036. Park Work Day — will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Palma Sola Botanical Park. Details, 761-2866.

sporting events

13th Annual Aktion Club Golf Tournament — will be held Wednesday, May 8, at Rolling Green Golf Club. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Cost of $45 includes green fees, golf cart and an awards banquet with food and beverages. Jack, 9211677, or Spencer, 924-9265. Lakewood Elementary School First Golf Tournament — will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Foxfire Golf Club, Sarasota. Registration is at 7 a.m. Cost is $50. Proceeds benefit the Lakeview School Playground Fund. James, 3616571. U.S. Professional Tennis Association Tennis Exhibition Tour — 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Englewood Tennis Center; 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, The Oaks Country Club; 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Serendipity Racquet Club. Details, 9221591 or 350-0835. Beach Snook Fishing Clinic — for fly and spin anglers, will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Meet at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters. Cost is $10. RSVP, 349-4400. Red Sox vs. Phillies Baseball Game — sponsored by Scan, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Ed Smith Stadium,

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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.




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Elevated home with water view. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Large lot. Very close to beach. $499,000 Luxury villa in private, tropical enclave. Deep water dock with lift. Close to beach. $639,000 Condo with gorgeous panoramic water view. Walk to the beach. Boat slip, tennis, pool. $525,000 5022

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THE PIERRE - Capture sunrises and sunsets, gulf, bay skyline and golf course views from this spectacular 5th floor home in resort style building. Southwest exposure, light, bright and airy, this unit boasts 2BR + den, 2 balconies, glass block, mirrors, plantation shutters, garage parking, many amenities. $975,000.



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.


Fabulous first floor feels like a beach house! Directly on the Gulf - step out to the pool, glorious sunsets and miles and miles of white sand beach! 2 bedrooms, open floor plan. Amenities include tennis, Olympic-sized pool, secured building. Private location - walk to restaurants, Publix. $549,000.

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888 BLVD OF THE ARTS Ce’zanne Model. 4th floor with magnificent views of the bay and city. Lovely 2BR/2BA and all available amenities. Security guard, pool, tennis, sauna, community boat dock. Next to Ritz Carlton $495,000. A VERY RARE FIND ON ANNA MARIA Beautiful 3 story duplex with private dock and fabulous views of the intracoastal, across from sandy beach. Fairly new building with high ceilings, 4 car garage, room for a pool. One side has 3BR/3BA with FP, the other side has a 2BR/2BA. Great income producer. Offered at $799,900. Call Bibiann Allard at 685-0422 or Karin Stephan at 504-4435. LIDO BEACH HIGH RISE condo overlooking the Ritz Carlton beach club ocean view. Remodeled and redecorated building with 2BR/2BA, exercise room, heated pool and sauna. Breathtaking views. Offered at $399,900. FAIRWAY BAY IN HARBOURSIDE 2BR/2BA townhome. A corner unit with fireplace, wet bar, 6 car garage. Master bath has both tub and shower. $399,900. ALSO IN FAIRWAY BAY - A beautiful 2BR/2BA with very large terrace. Enjoy the pool, exercise rooms, private deeded beach and behind the gates security. $380,000. BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC VIEWS span the bay and city lights from this 3BR/3.5BA residence in Marina Bay on Longboat Key. Offered at $1,295,000. BAYOU SOUND 3BR/3BA Key West style home on a large corner lot, large pool and turnkey furnished. Needs some TLC. $380,000 CONTRACT PENDING SUN PLAZA WEST spacious 2BR/2BA condo. Heated pool, sauna, tennis courts and covered parking. Can be leased 26 times a year. Excellent investment. Offered at $375,000.


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.

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



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

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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

Experience…The Difference Certified Previews ® Property Specialist TOP OF THE WORLD! Great Bay views from this 3BR Seaplace penthouse condo! Beautifully renovated and ready for a new owner! Only steps from the beach! Furnishings are included. Also covered parking. Amenities include Har Tru tennis, 2 pools, active clubhouse. $599,000 MLS#218709

FABULOUS GULF VIEWS Wonderful Direct Gulf views from this Castillian 2BR/2BA condo. Turnkey furnished with garage parking. Generous room sizes and eat-in kitchen w/breakfast bar. Condo overlooks white beaches and the Gulf of Mexico. $489,000 MLS#215004 DYNAMIC BAY VIEWS! Live like royalty when you move into Le Chateau! Located on Sarasota’s bayfront, this small intimate building offers great views and in-town convenience. 2BR/2BA and covered parking. Walk to galleries, restaurants and theatres. $358,700 MLS#215368 DREAMS FOR SAIL! You will fall in love with this “dream” home! Located on deep water canal in Country Club Shores, this home with sunny south exposure has it all, including a Bay view, newer roof and appliances. All the work has been done for you... just move in and enjoy! Large dock for your boat has 16,000 lb. lift. This is a home for all seasons! $685,000 MLS#212864

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. BAY VIEWS, 2 BEDROOMS, SPLIT PLAN PENDING $445,000.

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Longboat Home - OPEN HOUSE DAILY! 661 Dream Island Rd. WIDE OPEN BAY VIEWS with no boundaries. Deep water and multiple boat dock. Gorgeous, tropical, direct bayfront lot to build on or live in existing lovely home.........$1,275,000 Owner/Agent.

DREAM ISLAND - Sailboat water - wonderful spacious home on wide canal plus Bay views from front living areas. Gorgeous large lot, custom pool for family enjoyment & entertaining. Boating water is direct access to Bay & intracoastal...........................$759,000.


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LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT. Completely remodeled. Perfect split plan ranch home w/ caged lanai & pool is light & bright. Great place for a boat & living the ultimate Florida lifestyle. $549,000. #207341 S T. A R M A N D S WAT E R F R O N T. Contemporary, spacious & secluded 2-story St. Armands home w/ fantastic views. Gourmet kitchen, expansive pool area & boat dock. Offered furnished. $2,150,000. #216389 ST. ARMANDS CANALFRONT. Sparkling, newly renovated home is perfect for swimming or boating. Boat dock & lift located on canal. Four BRs, kitchen, 2-car garage & numerous extras. $1,349,000. #209142 BIRD KEY BAYFRONT. Elegance & sophistication abound in this Bird Key bayfront home. Entry foyer, living, dining & family rooms. Main bedroom opens to pool, bay & city views. $2,850,000. #200941 DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT. Luxurious new condo on Golden Gate Point. Beautiful southwest full bay view. Large unit w/ 28 ft. balcony, 2-car garage, roof deck & day dock. Near cultural amenities. $950,000. #208338 WEST OF THE TRAIL exquisitely remodeled gem. New kitchen appliances, hardwood floors, maple & blue pearl granite. Large lot w/ room for expansion. $360,000. #216765 SIESTA KEY BAYFRONT PENINSULA PROPERTY. Secluded, unique Florida-style residence w/ breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay & mainland. 360’ seawall & 150’ dock. $3,300,000. #215283


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Ninth Annual Gulf-Bay Spring Classic Fishing Tournament — will be hosted by the Sarasota Sportfishing Anglers Club from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Captains will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Sarasota Outboarders Club. An awards party will be held Sunday, May 12, at Mote Marine. Cost is $175 per boat (of up to six anglers) until May 5; $250 after May 5. RSVP, 371-2399. Adult Volleyball — games are held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Details, 778-3390.

associations & clubs

Sarasota Power Squadron — will have two meetings Thursday, May 2, at Forest Lakes Restaurant: executive meeting, 9:30 a.m.; luncheon with Harvey Kaltsas, M.D., acupuncture, 11:30 a.m. Details, 954-2375. Sarasota Tiger Bay Club — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at Michael’s On East. Scope will present an update on traffic problems and affordable housing. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Details, 955-5865. Sarasota Christian Women’s Club I — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at Laurel Oak County Club. Sarabeth Kalajian, head librarian of the East Community Fruitville Library, will speak. RSVP, 750-8552 or Asolo Theatre Company Guild — installation luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 3, at Waterside Room, Sarasota Quay. Cost is $20. Details, 355-5106. Swedish Club of Sarasota — will decorate the Maypole and elect officers from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey. Park admission is $3.25 per car. Ragnar Swanson, 349-9330, or Ulf Sandstrom, 952-9500, or Roger Wollstadt, 925-0454. Sarasota Christian Women’s Club II — will hold its “Up, Up and Away” luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Michael’s On East. Cost is $14. Dorothy, 927-8186, or Thelma, 923-6817. American Business Women’s Association, Sunrise Chapter — will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the Waterside Room of the Sarasota Quay. Cost is $12. RSVP with Carolyn, 351-7771, Ext. 225.

Delta Delta Delta Sarasota Area Alumnae — will hold its annual cocktail party from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the home of Nancy Brandenburg. Barbara, 929-7469. Women of Manatee County Republican Club — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 3, at Bradenton Country Club. Robert Sweat, supervisor of elections, will speak. Cost is $12. RSVP, 795-4901. Positively Speaking Toastmasters — meet at 6 p.m. Fridays at Bayfront Community Center, 801 N. Tamiami Trail. June Wattles, 794-3218. Sun Coast Yacht Club — meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, except December, at the Bayshore Gardens Clubhouse, south end of 26th Street West, Bradenton. Richard Burns, 924-3862. 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, 778-3390. Sun Stitchers — American Needlepoint Guild’s local chapter will meet on the first Thursday of each month at the United Methodist Church, 4150 S. Shade Ave., Sarasota. Time varies. Details, 966-6430. Sarasota-Manatee Association of Legal Support Specialists — will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Hillview Grill, 1920 Hillview St., Sarasota. Kimberly Page Walker of Williams, Parker, Dietz & Getzen will speak on “I Said ... What? Is That Harassment?” RSVP with Lisa Hammett at 366-4800, Ext. 3777. Florida West Coast Bead Society — will meet at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Waldemere Fire Station, 2070 Waldemere St., Sarasota. Tonya Castleman Zoutes, Sarasota After Five — meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Primo’s Restaurant. Details, 377-1924 or Under-50 Women’s Mah Jongg Group — will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center, 582 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Bring your own Mah Jongg set and cards. Cost is $2; coffee and tea will be served. Audra Martin, 378-5569, Ext. 219. Sarasota Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America Inc. — meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Waldemere Fire Station, 2070 Waldemere St., Sarasota. Lynn Minges, 492-5758. ❑

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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! •Wide-Open Long Southern Bay Views! State of the Art commercial construction 7BR/7.5BA Christner Brothers Home w/old Florida Key West charm. The finest of craftsmanship-Artisan finishes, granite, furniture quality custom cabinetry, wood and stone-like tile floors, Lutron lighting system, custom moldings, stepped ceilings, surround sound and more! A walled & gated estate boasting approx. 1.5 acres, pavers grace the verandas encompassing the home & the circular drive leading to the 25 car garage!................$5,995,000. •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. •Bay Front with Deeded Beach Access! - A magical residence of 3 bedrooms and 4,012 square feet boasting breathtaking views from the family room, office, great room featuring a fireplace, and the eat-in kitchen with Sub-Zero and Jenn-Aire appliances. Built in shelving characterizes the lower level library. Further accentuating this home are vaulted ceilings, dual screened lanais, 2 private guest suite balconies, 3+ car garage, boat dock and lift, and a true 25 yard lap pool and spa......................$2,495,000. •Magnificent Canal Front Lot! - Located on Bird Key w/a corner location and direct access to the bay. Owner/architect is building a beautiful, wellappointed & spacious 5BR/4,790 sq ft home w/a private guest suite, media room, French doors, crown moldings, tray ceilings & a summer kitchen on the lanai........................................................................................$1,899,000. •Gated Residence with Separate Guest Cottage - White sugar sand beach and an excellent location enhance this 3BR/3.5BA residence plus an additional, separate guest cottage of 2BR/2BA. The main residence boasts tile, wood and bamboo floors, central vacuum, intercom system, elevator, and Garage. The lower level guest cottage-new tile floors, new water filtration system, new A/C, outside deck with shower. A spectacular opportunity to have a beach home and a guesthouse to help pay for it.............$1,350,000. •Bird Key Home, Canal with a Dock! - Professionally remodeled 4BA/4BR + office & library, high tech eat-in kitchen w/sunroom, ceramic tile floors, crown moldings, master bedroom w/ his & her walk-in closets, a whirlpool tub, & a bidet, 3 car garage, & barrel tile roof $1,072,000. •Canal with No Bridges to Bay! Spacious 2,385 sq. ft. home on Longboat Key. Updated 3BR/3BA with new 18”x18” diagonal tile floors, new Corian counters, appliances, paint, roof, pool deck & surface, and updated baths, large rooms and oversized garage........................................................$879,000. •Sweeping Bay Views! Captivating city lights! Remarkable downtown corner residence of 2-3BR/2BA. Over 2000 sq. ft. boasting magnificent open space, solid wood doors, kitchen w/breakfast nook, granite counters and quality appliances, in a secure building w/gracious amenities and 24hr desk service............................................................................$879,000. •Deep Sailboat Water-Canal with No Bridges to Bay! Residence of 1,885 sq. ft. with a private dock, 3BR/2BA, updated with diagonal tile floors, crown moldings, fireplace, kitchen with breakfast bar, raised panel wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, privately set pool & 2 car garage.......$839,000. •Stunning Bay and City Views! Downtown bay front end unit with 2,315 sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA, 1 assigned parking space in garage, marble floors, eat-in kitchen, walk-in closets, newer water heater, A/C unit, smooth surface range, and dishwasher, in a guard gated building with 2 pools, 2 tennis courts, and boat docks available..............................................................................$695,000. •Downtown Bay Front Penthouse! Incredible panoramic views with over 2,000 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. •Siesta Key-Pristine & Designer Perfect! 3,072 square foot 3BR/3BA w 2 car garage, den, enclosed Florida room, vaulted ceilings, diagonal tile floors, master suite w/jacuzzi tub & WOW - a separate entry 1BR/1BA guest apartment w/kitchen! Close to Siesta Beach & Village shops.............................$599,000.

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Golf Gambits

Rule avoids a fiery situation on the course A situation occurred at the Longboat Key Club golf course recently that brought into play a ruling of which many players are unaware. The same problem arose at a tournament at which I officiated several years ago and the player involved at that time was Payne Stewart. I believe there are two morals to the story: the first being to examine all your options before making a decision on how to proceed in a given situation and, of course, the second is to know your options by knowing your Rules. Stewart hit his tee shot into a dune-like area covered with small brush at Hilton Head. At first glance it appeared

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as though Stewart’s ball might have to be declared unplayable; however, a second look revealed that not only was the ball playable, but it was surrounded by fire ants. Most of us in Florida are familiar with fire ants and know full well the severity of getting involved with fire ants. To protect players from being bitten by fire ants, the USGA implements a local rule declaring fire ant hills to be ground under repair, just as is done with bee hives. Thus, relief without penalty is provided in accordance with Rule 25-1. In proceeding, Stewart found his nearest point of relief from the fire ants (not the shrub). He did so by using the club with which he expected to play his next stroke. His nearest point of relief was where the club head rested on the ground after simulating an address position. He then dropped the ball within one club length, no nearer the hole than this point, on that part of the course that avoided interference and danger from the fire ants.

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INN ON THE BEACH Beach front luxuriously appointed Club Suite. A great way to own on Longboat Key in a luxury resort. Strong income potential! 2001 Gross Income $60,251. Offered for $329,000.

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. Turnkey furnished. $472,000.

SANDY COVE, SIESTA KEY 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.

THE OAKS Elegant and sophisticated but a casual, comfortable family home! 4,418 sq ft home features 5 spacious bedrooms, 4 baths plus 2 powder rooms, game room, exercise room, study and much more. Gorgeous golf course. $999,500.

4BR/4BA plus den & family room, 3800 sq. ft. Features include open floor plan, large pool & spa, high ceilings, quality spacious kitchen, ceramic floors, marble master bath, outdoor cook center. $1,399,000.

GRAND BAY PENTHOUSE The ultimate in luxury living indoors and out with 4500 sq. ft. of air conditioned space & 5300 sq. ft. of terrace. Comfort and sophistication are found in the flowing interior with the finest of features. Unobstructed, breathtaking views of Sarasota, the Gulf and Bay are duplicated by no others. $3,999,999.

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

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.


Before you start to feel sorry about the inability of Phil Mickelson to win a major, there is something of which you may not be aware. Two years ago in Las Vegas, Mickelson reportedly bet on the Baltimore Ravens, at 28-to-1 odds, to win the Super Bowl and cashed $560,000. In 2001, he reportedly bet on the Arizona Diamondbacks to win the World Series at 35-to-1 odds and collected $700,000. He has been advised by other players to bet on himself to win that very elusive first major. By the way, before you feel sorry for Mickelson, remember that he won more than $4 million on the PGA Tour in 2001.

When is an amateur a pro? Last week a reader inquired as to the limits whereby an amateur player can lose his amateur status by accepting prize money. The acceptance of a prize with a retail value more than $500 is a violation of amateur standing. Keep in mind, an amateur cannot receive money as a prize in any amount. Included in a prize of other than money are vacation trips, golf equipment and automobiles. The question of a hole-in-one is frequently brought up, because many, including myself, think it is mostly luck. Well, prizes for a hole-in-one are included in the restriction involved with amateur status. The next time you win an automobile for a hole-in-one, think twice. Loss of your amateur status forbids you to participate in amateur-only events like member-guests, club, state and regional championships and the like. Bear in mind, you can reapply to the USGA to restore your amateur standing. The waiting period for that to happen is usually one to two years. My advice: Take the car. Hal Lenobel, a Longboat Key resident, is rules and tournament chairman and a former president of the Men’s Golf Association of the Longboat Key Club and a former member of the Rules & Tournament Committee of the United States Golf Association. ❑

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The treatment of the fire ant hills as ground under repair brings into play the exception to Rule 25-1. The exception states that a player may not obtain relief if it is clearly unreasonable to play a stroke because of interference by anything other than an abnormal ground condition. It continues saying that a player may not obtain relief if interference by such a condition would occur only through use of an unnecessarily abnormal stance, swing or direction of play. This is where the wording of the exception must be applied with study. In the case of Stewart’s ball, the first part of the exception applied; the condition was the fire ants. The question must be asked whether he could have made a stroke at his ball even though he had interference from the brush. If the answer had been no, then I would have been forced to deny relief from the fire ants. However, in this instance the answer was yes, which entitled the player relief without penalty. The interesting point about this particular ruling was the application of the exception. It isn’t often where a player or rules official on the spot has to make a judgment regarding a course-management decision or the ability to play a particular shot. Most of the time, officials interpret the Rules for players and offer guidance about their application. However, whenever the exception to Rule 25 is involved (the same exception found in Rule 24) a decision of a more subjective nature needs to be made. In this case, Stewart thanked me, and as always, he behaved like the gentleman he always was — a credit to the game he loved.

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK What is your funniest flub-up? “That I have a problem with, because I’ve never had a flubup!” says Grant. Who is the person you’d most like to meet on the court? Grant says, “The person I would most like to meet is the anonymous donor who has offered to provide enough money to expand public tennis and donate it to the town. He is my idol.” Any advice or tips for other players? “I have enough problems of my own that I can’t possibly give advice or tips to anyone else!” exclaims Grant.

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What do you like most about playing tennis on Longboat? “The people at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Courts are so wonderful. And the same old jazz about how I’ve met so many wonderful people and made many good friends,” says Grant. “I’ve lived on Longboat Key for 22 years now. I was actually an original member of the committee that researched public tennis courts for the town. That must have been about 10 years ago, and it took seven years to get them. But we finally did and they’re great!” — Compiled by Emily Walsh

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Herb Grant Captain of the 75s team at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center


How many years have you played tennis? “I started playing tennis in my 30s, but before that I played basketball, handball and racquetball,” says Grant. At the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center, Grant has played on the 60s, 70s and 75s team and next year will be a member of the 80s team.



What is your best swing — serve, backhand, etc.? “My claim to fame is my forehand drop shot,” reveals Grant. “More than one player has been helped off the court trying to reach for it.”

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What kind of racket do you use? Grant uses a Weed racket, which is an oversized racket that has a trampoline effect.


What is your specialty? Singles? Doubles? Grant says, “With two hip replacements I’m playing doubles now, exclusively.”

➤CHOICE SETTING...Totally private, furnished 2BR/2BA overlooking peaceful lake. Har Tru tennis and large pool. Walk to beach. Mid Key location. $429,000.

What is one thing you’d like to improve? “At this point, I don’t think there is much I can do to improve my game,” Grant says. “I’m not kidding myself.”

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What is your most glorious moment in a match? “Winning in the Senior Florida State Championship with my friend and partner, former Sen. Harber Hall,” recalls Grant, and he adds, “After winning the Championship we went to San Diego to play in the nationals and got as far as the quarter finals.”

LONGBOAT KEY COUNTRY CLUB SHORES- Protected deep water channel with glorious views of Sarasota Bay are combined in this stately home location. Highlights include double leaded glass door entry, marble floors. A state-ofthe-art wood and granite kitchen. A grand master suite w/ study. 2 upstairs guest suites with terraces and activity room. An infinity edge pool with spa overlooks the dock and bay..............................................................$2,900,000. QUEENS HARBOUR- Southern views over 2 lakes. 4BR maintenance free home within the LBK Club. Resort life style, 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. WATERCLUB - 8th floor Direct Gulf & Sunset views. 3BR/5BA masterfully furn w/ harmonious mingling of art, antiques & sophistication.......................$3,795,000. QUEENS HARBOUR- Boater’s ING paradise PENDdeep-water ALEmaintenance-free in this 3BR + Sstudy home. Heated caged pool, lanai & deep-water dock............$1,299,000. WATER CLUB - Feels like a Beach house with full Gulf views. 2 large BRs,..............................$1,500,000. SOLD


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. CANAL WATERFRONT- Redone 4BR home in a tropical setting on 125 ft. of new seawall w/dock and boat lift. Exercise room, gourmet kitchen, master suite with fitted closets, tile floors, fireplace, caged heated pool/spa....................................................................$789,000. SAILBOAT WATER- 225 ft. of deep protected sailboat water. Home just painted with new roof and A/C. In Siesta Key’s premier boating neighborhood..................$989,000. EASY MAINTENANCE-Walk to the beach from this low maintenance 3BR updated home. Beautiful Mexican tile floors, walled courtyard entry...........................$375,000. TROPICAL SPLENDOR- Nestled live oaks and palm trees. A two story 3/4BR home w/wood floors, high ceilings, stone fireplace and spa, walk to beach.......$599,000.

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VIZCAYA ➤PRESTIGIOUS ADDRESS...The finest design and workmanship are evident in this meticulous, customized gulf front condo. Spacious 4BR residence offers privacy, fabulous views, large terrace with summer kitchen, plus private 2-car garage. Furnished at $4,250,000.

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➤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.

QUEENS HARBOUR - 4,000 sq. ft. 2-story Essex plan with 2 master suites, separate guest house and loft. Private setting with lake view. $1,125,000. UNIVERSITY PARK - Wilton Crescent Courtyard home with separate guest house. Pool has a private southern exposure, sunny all day. $495,000. STONEBRIDGE - Custom 3BR/3BA + den in Palmer Ranch. Fabulous Mexican tile floors, private pool overlooking lake/preserve, huge family room. $289,900. CLUB LONGBOAT - Updated 3BR/2BA first floor unit in lively Tennis and Beach Community. $399,000. UNIVERSITY PARK - Prestwick Ct. 3BR/2BA with spacious backyard preserve, private setting with wrap-around screen porch $279,000.

➤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.

MAINLAND BAYFRONT - Enjoy bay views & protected sailboat water. 4350 sq. ft., 5BR home includes 2 master suites. Updated kitchen and large living area are ideal for entertaining, caged, heated pool...........$1,295,000.


DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT - 3 bedroom corner apartment beautifully updated with full views of Sarasota Bay. Sunsets from 13 x 12 terrace, living room and master suite, separate dining room, built-ins and walk-in closets, new sliding glass doors and storm shutters. .................$465,000.

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Turtle watch

Turtle Watch hatched on Longboat Key As we head into the 2002/2003 turtle nesting season, there is good news and bad news. Assuming most of you are like me, we’ll document the good news first. Jamie Schindewolf won The Longboat Observer History Award for best Longboat Key history project at the Manatee County Fair. Jamie is the daughter of Connie Schindewolf, a member of the Longboat Key Turtle Watch. Jamie was selected to take her project (a

10-minute documentary on the Longboat Key Turtle Watch) to Tallahassee for the state championship in May. (Go for it, Jamie!) How fitting to have one of our own carry this message to our lawmakers. After all, one of the very first efforts to organize for sea turtle conservation on the west coast of Florida was initiated right here on Longboat Key by the late Kit Fernald, and we were the first in the area to be permitted by the Department of

TEAMWORK Twice The Effort, Twice The Results! L’AMBIANCE Direct beachfront 3BR with panoramic views of beach. Wraparound balcony, elegant builtins, designer furnished & 2 garage parking spaces all behind the gates of the LBK Club. $3,150,000 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 UNRIVALED PENTHOUSE with 5,000 sq. ft. landscaped wraparound terrace at the Sanctuary. Captivating interiors offer three bedroom suites, media room, den, and gourmet kitchen. Magnificent Gulf to Bay views from this unique Longboat Key Club residence. $5,900,000

Environmental Protection. This was long before Mote Marine had any program at all. Anna Maria and others sought information from the Longboat Key Turtle Watch to get their projects going. We were the first to lobby before our commissioners to get an excellent lighting ordinance on the books to protect the hatchlings as they emerge during the nesting season. This was due in large part to the hard work of the whole group under the leadership of our “Top Turtle” of many years past, Orville Clayton. This column was begun to keep The Longboat Observer readers up to snuff on what’s happening with sea turtles, especially here on Longboat Key. SANDERS The bad news is that the year 2001 was a very dismal one, both for the hatchlings and for adult turtles. Because of the severe, inundating rainstorms last summer, many sea-turtle nests were literally drowned out of existence. Besides that, a record number of dead or injured sea turtles washed up on Florida shores in 2001. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recorded a 67% increase more than the average of dead and sick sea turtles. Last year began with a large number of loggerhead turtles dying from a parasitic brain infection of unknown origin.

by Virginia

Gail Wittig and Cynthia “Saint” Cacchiotti

EMERALD POINTE SOUTH - Last new community nestled in the LBK Club Harbourside. Choose from 2 available residences under construction. A courtyard plan with a pool or a 2 story pool home with a master suite on the first floor. Estimated completion date late Spring 2002. $725,000 to $749,000 CONRAD BEACH - Customized tri-level Key West style home with over 3,600 sq. ft. of subtle sophistication. Newly built and well designed 3BR + loft with many impressive upgrades such as bamboo floors, cypress vaulted ceilings, stainless steel appliances, elevator, oversized two car garage and much more. Steps to white sandy beaches and to community pool. Sold partially furnished. $1,249,000


Downtown on Gulfstream. Imagine 15th floor unsurpassed Bay front views, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, renovations just completed. End unit, close to 1500sq ft. You deserve to see this.

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259,900. Downtown Bayfront, backing on Palm Ave. Walk to your favorite restaurants and theatres. 2BR/2BA, over 1,500 sq. ft. Only 14 units in building. New paint & carpet, in-unit laundry. Low condo fees.


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - walk to the beach or world renowned St. Armands Circle fine shops and restaurants. 4 spacious bedrooms, canal front with boat dock and davits, caged heated pool and excellent rental history. $1,550,000 SURROUND YOURSELF IN THE LUXURY Graciously appointed condominium/hotel suites. The Resort at Longboat Key Club pampers you with fine dining, generous amenities and dramatic views of the Gulf, lagoon, tennis courts, or golf course fairways. Great income potential!

Scientists are looking at things like foreign jellyfish, red tide toxins or manmade chemicals for explanations. Additionally, collisions with boats caused 301 sea-turtle deaths last year — an all-time high. So, the work begins anew as the new season approaches, running from May 1 to Oct. 31. The wonderful members of the Turtle Watch on Longboat Key will be meeting and determining what section of beach will be monitored by whom. If you would like to walk the beach early in the morning and help spot turtle tracks, call Gillian Busard at 383-1588 for more information.


605 Gulfstream ▼


Virginia Sanders

Longboat Key Turtle Watch President and Permit Holder Gillian Busard and Jamie Schindewolf, winner of The Longboat Observer History Award for Manatee County.


INN ON THE BEACH - CLUB SUITES Gross Income ‘01 $56,900+ $329,000 Gross Income ‘01 $55,000+ $329,000 Gross Income ‘01 $42,800+ $250,000 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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THURSDAY MAY 2, 2002 15C


What else can you do to help out? • Shield or turn off outdoor lights that are visible on the beach from May through October. • Close drapes after dark. • Do not use flash or cameras, flashlights or fishing lamps on the beach. • Put beach furniture away or as far back from the water as possible. Do not touch or disturb an adult turtle, her nest or hatchlings. Only those persons who hold permits may do so. In case of turtle emergencies, contact Mote Marine Sea Turtle Program at 388-4331 or Florida Marine Patrol at 1-800-342-5367.

King season Lou Salemi, fishing April 23 with Dick Ducharme, left, about three miles from the Longboat Pass bridge, caught his first kingfish. Using 20 lb. test line with rapala as bait, it took Salemi about 40 minutes to land the 31-pound, 47inch-long king. The fishing duo caught a second king, about the same size and released him. They also brought home five mackerel. Both said it’s the best fishing they have had in a long time.

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

Dora Walters

WEATHER STATISTICS AND TIDES Sun., April 14 Mon., April 15 Tues., April 16 Wed., April 17 Thurs., April 18 Fri., April 19 Sat., April 20

High Temp. 89 88 89 91 89 88 88

Low Temp. 73 72 72 73 71 73 72

Record High 89 (2002) 89 (1988) 90 (1997) 91 (2002) 91 (1997) 92 (1997) 91 (1997)

Record Low 45 (1996) 48 (1982) 46 (1978) 42 (1984) 43 (1990) 43 (1996) 46 (1969)

Humidity 30% 50% 76% 43% 60% 62% 56%

Rainfall 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

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

Morning Tides High Low (none) 12:30 (none) 1:39 (none) 2:48 11:11 3:54 11:15 4:34 11:27 5:09 11:37 5:38

Evening Tides High Low 4:06 (none) 5:10 (none) 6:35 (none) 8:11 3:00 9:41 4:27 10:53 5:25 11:47 6:11

From The Longboat Observer weather station

Rainfall: Year-to-date 2002 2001 8.92 in. 13.43 in.

Month-to-date Average Water 2002 2001 Temp.: 82 2.29 in. 13.06 in.

Moon phases: First Qtr. May 19


May 26

Last Qtr.

May 4


Courtesy of

May 12

F OR Y OUR C ONSIDERATION BAY ISLES HARBOR, Mediterranean style home being completely updated for a new owner. Wide water view, dock and lift. Split plan. Caged pool and outdoor kitchen. Gracious living in an incomparable location. $1,995,000.

BETTER THAN NEW 2BR/2BA totally updated villa with peaceful views of the lake & fountains. Imported Italian tile, custom cabinets, top of the line appliances, Simonton vinyl windows w/Argon gas & Permafilm on all windows. $350,000. Cathy Meldahl, 941-383-5544

LONGBOAT CANAL SPECIAL great value for this 3BR/2BA home with bay and gulf access. this home is turnkey furnished with private setting. $349,000. Mike Migone or Tina Rudek, 383-5543

WATERCLUB - North building. Beach Front. Wrap around panoramic views capture every sunset. This residence is a breathtaking example of fine interior design. Three bedrooms plus office. Spacious floor plan. Exceptional Club Facilities. Two garage spaces. Warm, rich, vibrant colors, and is offered furnished. $2,995,000.

GULF-FRONT CONDO lovely gulf & beach views highlight this bright 2BR/2BA end unit. Low density complex on Longboat’s finest beaches. Near shopping and restaurants. $469,900. Mike Migone or Tina Rudek, 383-5543

BEACH FRONT ESTATE - Direct Gulf Front on wide, sandy, pristine beach. The ultimate in privacy. This home is simply elegant. His and her baths, elevator, exercise room, open beachside pool. Dockage on Heron Lagoon. $5,250,000. 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. 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.

LONGBOAT TOWNHOUSE Great large, turnkey furnished townhouse w/garage, 1BR/2BA, sleeps four, screened lanai, open terrace with secluded hot tub. tennis complex w/10 Har-Tru courts. $172,900. Doug Bruce, 383-5543

LONGBOAT HARBOUR - Short walk to beach or quick dip in the pool can be yours from this 2BR/2BA unit. Boat docks, tennis, & beachhouse are just a few of the amenities. $259,900. Denny Wallin, 383-5543. WHITNEY BEACH - Gorgeous views of Bishops Bayou rarely available 2nd floor furnished unit. Walk to Beer Can Island on beautiful beaches of north Longboat Key. $199,000. Cindy or Gary LaFlamme, 383-5543. THE GRANDE PENTHOUSE - Direct gulf-front 3BR/4.5BA w/3,260 SF of A/C living space & 1,450 SF of wraparound terraces. Unique floor plan, 10' ceilings, secure 2 car garage & gulf front pool & spa. $1,975,000. 383-5543. ST ARMANDS - BEST KEPT SECRET - One bedroom, 1 bath turnkey furnished condo. Neat, clean and bright with covered parking. Lido beach is just down the street. $199,000. Dee Dee Burke 383-5544.

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



LIDO SHORES - Charming Island home. Sarasota School of Architecture style. Four bedrooms. Cook’s kitchen opens to family room. Wonderful indoor/outdoor entertainment. Residents private beach access. $675,000

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North Longboat Key Office 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive 941-383-5543 South Longboat Key Office 26 Avenue of the Flowers 941-383-5544 Residential Sales and Vacation Rentals • Property Management • Developer Services • Commercial Division

BIRD KEY - New construction - Classic, custom home convenient to Yacht Club. Three large bedrooms, grand foyer, formal living room, separate dining room. Private study, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, large family room. Facts, features and building plans available. $1,050,000.

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





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The finalists of the Owner-Guest Invitational Tennis Tournament are Steve Thompson, Jim Hubbard, Wolfgang Wostl and Jim Bakle. The players in Club Longboat’s annual Owner-Guest Invitational Tennis Tournament held Monday, April 8, represented a “who’s who” of the best players on the island. But no matter if they were owners or guests, four men from two brackets of six

doubles teams proved that they knew how to “own” the game. The doubles team of Jim Bakle and Steve Thompson were set up against the team of Jim Hubbard and Wolfgang Wostl in the semi-final playoff. Coming out on top was the powerful

team of Jim Bakle and Steve Thompson, who established that they “owned” the tournament as well. However, all competitors and their wives were able to enjoy a wonderful dinner party given by Jack and Jane Daly to celebrate the tournament.

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

& One Terrific Team MIKE TINA

ESTATE SIZE BAY FRONT LOT... Over 300 ft. of water wraps around this full bay front lot. 165 ft. of side canal ideal for protected boat dockage. Walk to beach directly across the street. Cleared and ready to build. Call for additional information and survey. Offered at $2,100,000. BAY AND GULF VIEWS Nature and bird lover’s retreat. Rarely available northern tip waterfront home with breathtaking Bay & Gulf views. Cathedral ceilings, art studio, large sun deck, 2 car garage Offered at $875,000.


LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE Don’t miss your opportunity to own a new home in this maintenance free community. Serene tropical enclave with only 5 home sites left. Short walk to sugar sand beaches, your own deep water dock and private community pool. Two homes available now. Starting at $659,000.

Daily Round Robins at 3:30 p.m.: • Men: Tues., Thurs., Sat. • Women: Mon., Wed., Fri. • Mixed: 2 and 3:30 p.m. Sun. Special events: • Who’s B.O.B.: 2 p.m. Tues. • Ladies Championships: 2 p.m. Wed. Reservations suggested.

Great vacation rentals... on the beach, bay or intracoastal waterways.



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

Selling Sarasota Successfully!

Bayfront Park Recreation Center:

Pat & Tom Hanly

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

Ongoing classes May 1 — May 7 Health Programs: •Weight Watchers: 11:30 a.m. Monday Sports/Fitness Classes: • Aerobics, Low-Impact: 8 a.m. Tues., Thurs. and Sat. • Young at Heart: 9:30 a.m. Mon., Wed.and Fri. • Muscles & More (weight bearing): 8 a.m. Mon., Wed. and Fri. • Pilates: 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Youth Activity: • Summer Day Camp (ages 5 to 12): 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. through Fri., June 3 to Aug. 9

CONTEMPORARY CUSTOM HOMES Spacious & open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, huge garage and beachside location. Dream the day away lounging on your lanai or take a stroll down sugar sand beaches. From $495,000. PANORAMIC GULF VIEWS Sparkling direct gulf views from this completely and tastefully updated 2BR/2BA condo. Offered at $595,000. LONGBEACH GULF FRONT CONDOS Exceptional Gulf views from these bright 2BR/2BA end units. Low density complex near LBK’s finest beaches shopping & restaurants. Starting at $439,000.

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CANAL FRONT HOME Nicely maintained 3BR/2BA offers private setting and beach deeded access. Great Value! Offered at $349,900.

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THURSDAY MAY 2, 2002 17C


Deal us in

Planning the play Alma Jones of Traverse City sent me this week’s hand from the finals of the Open Pairs Event held in Traverse City. It is interesting because it illustrates an often overlooked maxim: The right play in a suit is not necessarily the right play on a particular hand. South’s 5-heart bid asks North to bid slam with good trump and North was happy to oblige. Jones writes, “An alternative route to the possible slam would be for South to re-bid 4 clubs, a splinter showing a singleton or void in clubs with enough values for game and slam interest. North would then bid 5 hearts to say he has good trump, nothing wasted in clubs, and nothing else. That has the advantage of keeping the bidding away from the five level if North’s hand is unsuitable. “At almost every table the opening lead was a low heart. And every declarer made the wrong play at trick one, some card other than the heart king. The declarers had a blind spot. They mis-guessed the distribution of the heart suit. “The chance that West had led from the trump queen is effectively zero. So the only relevant dispositions are that East has a singleton or doubleton queen, or queen-10-7, when one trick must always be lost. If East has a doubleton queen, the hand is a claimer. Declarer draws two rounds of trump and concedes a club. But if East has a singleton queen, the ace, king, jack are needed to draw West’s trump. Yet, dummy’s small trump are needed to ruff declarer’s losing spades.” Declarer must play the king at trick one and if the queen drops, South continues with a club to establish communica-

Winners LONGBOAT KEY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Longboat Island Chapel — Tuesday, April 16 North-South 1. Marcine Fass and Wolfgang Wostl 2. Posy Potter and Esther Wilson 3. Ruth and Malcolm Popik East-West 1. Hank Airth and Elton Yasuna 2. Lorraine Ageloff and Joan Sinder 3. Jayne Forstenzer and Cele Schwartz

Dealer: South Vulnerable: Both North ♠92 ♥KJ83 ♦J109 ♣8432

West ♠J7 ♥ 10 7 4 ♦8432 ♣ K 10 9 7

by Donna SWAN

South ♠ A K 10 3 ♥ A9652 ♦AKQ ♣J

The Bidding: South 1♥ 5♥ Pass

East ♠Q8654 ♥Q ♦765 ♣AQ65

West Pass Pass Pass

North 2♥ 6♥

Longboat Island Chapel — Thursday, April 18 North-South 1. Ina Becker and Lois Kaufman 2. Esther Wilson and Fred Riedinger 3. Joyce Gidwitz and Lee Lippe East-West 1. Renee Pekeles and Joan Sinder 2. Barbara and Willian Frank 3. Peter Tracey and Wolfgang Wostl Duplicate games are held at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Longboat Island Chapel and at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center. Call Larry Auerbach at 7582017 for additional information. ❑

East Pass Pass


Opening lead: 4 ♥

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tions, then cross ruffs spades and clubs, eventually drawing trump. The heart Jack is left in dummy to prevent West from ruffing a spade with the heart 10. 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.”

383-9253 PELICAN HARBOUR Direct Gulf Front... Awesome sunsets, 3B/3B, fireplace, 3 balconies, garage. Gulf views from every room! Don’t miss this one. Tennis, pool, (Boat dock on bay) REDUCED TO $699,000


Sabal Cove, Longboat Key Light and bright 1BR/1BA end unit. The privacy of a house with the convenience of a condo. Clubhouse, heated pool, tennis courts, carport. Boat dock available. $169,000. Call Valarie Wadsworth 941.780.3858

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. $1,699,000. Call Esther for a personal tour.

SUNSET BEACH Wow! What a Beauty!... Gulf views from every room. 3BR w/den, 3 lanais, furnished. PENDING $975,000

VEINTE Magnificent Gulf Views... First floor walk down. Two master suites. On site mgr., pool, tennis, SOLD $599,000


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Directly on Manatee River... Charming home with river views, great landscape. SOLD $1,290,000 5022

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Boaters Dream... 2B/2B condo with bay views in small complex overlooking boat docks with access to bay, and heated pool. $282,500

1819 Main St., Suite 110 Sarasota, FL 34236



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PERICO BAY CLUB NATURE ABOUNDS Lovely 2/2 with 1 car garage, views overlooking the bay with its sparkling water, sunrise and sunset reflection illuminate the water and sky. This condo is light and bright. Very easy to show. $247,500


SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH 2/2, 1 car garage plus a carport. 1235 sq. ft. of living area, very private yard, cozy screened porch, very spacious and well maintained home. Move right in, with deeded boat dock. $324,900

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

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BEACHPLACE...Sunset views from this 3BR/2BA unit. Nicely furnished, covered parking and great amenities. Offered for $650,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• EMERALD POINTE...New construction behind the gates at Longboat Key Club. There is still an opportunity to make interior selections for this 3 bedroom villa with views of the lake and golf course. Offered for $740,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• BEACHPLACE...Recently updated 1st floor, walk up with lake-view. Light and bright with a real Florida feel, 2BR/2BA. Covered parking. Offered for $549,000. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• UNIVERSITY PARK...Newly remodeled home in golf course community. Private setting, swimming pool, 3 bedrooms, with a den, fireplace and new appliances. Offered for $447,500. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• SEAPLACE...2br/1ba fourth floor unit. Unobstructed gulf view. Northern exposure in the mid-rise building. Offered for $355,000.

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AUTO TRANSPORT state to state. Insured, professional, N/S driver w/clean record. DOCKS AVAILABLE. Small boats, protectReasonable rates. References available. ed waters. Minutes to intracoastal, Gulf, gas, (941) 545-5325. bait, restaurants. Also, land storage, launch ramp. Vacation/long term. Bottom painting. RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer. Capt. John’s Marina, 792-2620. Drive your car to the North and back. References. 941-778-5381 28FT. CARVER RIVIERA Motor Yacht, 1986. New T-325 HP GM engine, generator, A/P, GPS, reverse cycle air, recent retro fit, Boat Charter sleeps 6. Turnkey boat in beautiful cond. CHITWOOD CHARTERS, Grand Banks Many extras! $44,900. 544-4509. Yachts. Luxury cruises Captained/Bare boats. Sunsets, Cocktails, Real Estate, Special Occasions, Bertram Sport Fishing. Half–day to weekly. Docks Hyatt Sarasota. Capt. Chitwood. Yacht & Instruction $500/day. 941 957-1530.

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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

EXPERIENCED CNA/HHA offering reliable Auctions care with respect and dignity for your loved ones in their home. Available all shifts. ABSOLUTE AUCTION - 4BR/2.5BA home. 20/yrs. experience. Great references, call May 8th at 12 noon, 3035 61st St., Sarasota. 3+ car garage with approximately 4,000 sq. 708-0378. ft. of living area. No minimum, no reserve. Boat Sales, Call for brochure 941-488-1500. Neal Van Alterations/Upholstery De Ree Acutioneers. Lic. Real Estate Broker Service & Storage ISLAND UPHOLSTERY. Furniture, ab274 au 460 PACKAGE SALE: 2/Jet ski’s & double cushions, etc. Repair and restoring trailer, $6000. ‘97 Yamaha 760, 94 Sea Doo antiques. 121 Bridge St. Free CLASSIFIEDS WORK & brand new double trailer. 317-796-0432. estimates! 778-4335.

Boat Slips for Rent/Sale LBK MOORINGS, 70/Ft. slip. Seasonal or yearly, (F) dock. $$ BELOW Rate Card. 387-9335. DOCKAGE AVAILABLE. Long/short term. Live aboard. Call 9a.m. to 3p.m. M-F. 941-761-2241, leave message. LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 60/ft. boat slip. Seasonal, $19.00 per foot. Monthly $23.00 per foot. Yearly $16.50 per foot, plus electricity and sales tax. 383-2025/586-4830.


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“Let me help you protect your investment” I Take Pride in Full Auto Care Exterior • Interior Pick-up Delivery On-Site



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351-2118 • Boat & Vehicle Maintenance • Airport Pick-up and Delivery • Home and Condo Sitting • Pet Care • Home Maintenance Appointments

Spa Services (941) 780-1457

In the comfort of your home

Carol Perigo, L.M.T. FL. Lic#MA26861


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

Serving Longboat Key’s finest homes since 1979

LBKC Member SCT Member

La Stone Therapy Swedish Massage Deep Tissue


20% Off all fabric til June 1 Dining chair seats Most chairs Most sofas

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Prices include labor and fabric based on 2500 a yard with 20% fabric discount.

Range of Motion Sea Salt Glow Hungarian Mud Wrap

778-7806 Residential • Commercial • Free Estimates • Free Pick-up and Delivery 5606 Marina Drive • Holmes Beach, FL 34217 • Jim Mercer, Owner


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Residential • Interior • Exterior • Pressure Washing Roof Coating • Insured • 29 Years Experience Rick Tanner • 941-798-6985

Auto / Boat Transport

The Longboat Observer Classifieds 941.383.5509

4203 76th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209

“Snowbirds” Book now for Availability & Rates!


Advertise those unwanted items in “one mans trash is another mans treasure”


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Boat Slips for Rent/Sale

Cleaning Services

Condo Management

SUPERB BOAT Slip for rent in high & dry in- ➢ ➢ DALTON’S CLEANING SERVICE. door marina. In & out boat storage at its fin- Residential & Commercial. Free Estimates. est. Excellent south Longboat location, easy Reasonable Rates. 363-9655. access to Bay and Gulf. Up to 30’ Call 3711866 CLEANING TEAM. Reliable. Reasonable. Dependable. 20/yrs. in business. We DO know what we are doing! 761-2932. RARELY AVAILABLE 80 FEET “T” SLIP AT THE MOORINGS CLEAN WINDOWS, wouldn’t that be nice! I’ll make your glass gleam! Local, license, $475,000 insured. CHRIS’S WINDOW CLEANING. 941-504-8018 (941) 725-0399. MICHAEL GRANSTON COLDWELL BANKER

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

PERSONAL ASSISTANT, current RN, licensed. Appointments, light meal prep, shopping & correspondence. Call 729-6891.

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

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

Cleaning Services

IN HOME computer services. Senior friendly, training, installation, trouble shooting. Jules Porchey, The Computer Man. 927-1428. APPLE, iMac & Windows certified technician available for upgrades, repairs & tutoring. Call Steven, 312-9317

➤ ➤ ➤ VALIN’S CLEANING SERVICE. Free estimates. General residential cleaning. Reasonable rates! 927-7509.


EUROPEAN FAMILY CLEANING SERVICE Low rates, experienced and insured. Commercial & Residential. 587-4540. HOUSE CLEANING by experienced Brazilian ladies. Good references. Free estimates. Please call Kiara 342-4243. DAZZLE CLEANING Service, “personalized housekeeping to meet your needs. References. Call Via, 379-6582. PLACE YOUR CLEANING AD HERE! TO ADVERTISE CALL MAUREEN,


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

Health Services Crushed Shell

Furniture USE YOUR COMPUTER as easy as your telephone. In home (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN PILLOW TOP certified professional teacher. mattress set. Still in plastic, $150. Can 40/yrs. experience. 383-5372. deliver. 232-2544.

BARTENDER AND/OR ASSIST catering/serving at your party, formal/casual. No party too small or large. (941) 761-8135.

PERSONAL CHEF. Dinner parties, showers, luncheons, family dinners. References available. Nora Branconi, 341-9479.

6/PIECE TWIN bedroom set, $450. 210/sq.ft. maple flooring, $225. 941-387-3537.

☛ SUMMER’S COMING! Weight Loss Programs. Start at $30. Free Consultation. GILLIS & GILLIS ENTERPRISES. Crushed, Herbal Life Distributor. washed shell, top soil, landscaping service. Independent ✦ ✦ ✦ COMPUTER COACH. I will teach We install shell driveways. Serving Sarasota 1-888-241-8977. you in your own home & at your own & The Keys since 1978. Fully licensed & pace. Please call Elinor. 951-6145. insured. 941-753-2954. MASSAGE THERAPY

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(1) BRAND NEW FULL ORTHOPEDIC mattress set. Still in plastic, $130. Can deliver. 232-2544.

Ask for John Bopp 388-3177 or email:

guaranteed. Excellent references. 927-8339 or 747-8521.

Computer Services

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


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Marty Roca (941) 587-9690 Lic. #MA32116 For your convenience, I come to you!

DINING SET, rattan, 42x72, glass top 6/chairs, $325. Old Belgium Bokhara rug, 9’8”x16’, excellent condition, $2200. 758-6781. FUTON. ALL oak, honey finish, no metal, mission frame. 9/Layer foam mattress. Still in box. Cost, $525. Sell, $325. Can deliver. 941-761-2344.


Help Wanted

➥ SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE office on MODEL FURNITURE. Contents of Lee Longboat key opening second office on Wetherington model for sale in Lakewood St. Armands Circle interviewing for Ranch. 907-9010. Administrative Assistant, Receptionist and Bookkeeper. Computer skill required. Send BRAND NEW love seat, beige/white. resume and salary requirements to: Twisted rattan etarge. White wash end table Gryphon Investments, P.O. Box 8095, & 27”x38” Butcher Block. 383-9643. Longboat Key, FL 34228. 

YOUR ADS THE FIRST DAY! In the event of error in any advertising, we will not be financially responsible beyond the cost of the advertisement in which the error appears. For advertisements scheduled to run more than one time, we will not issue credit for errors beyond the first publication week.

(1) BRAND NEW QUEEN ORTHOPEDIC plush mattress set. Still in plastic, $120. Can FRONT DESK, part-time. Longboat Key Resort. Year round. 383-3704. deliver. 232-2544. (1) BRAND NEW KING PILLOW TOP   ASSISTANT MANAGER. Women’s mattress set. Still in plastic, $250. Can Specialty Store. Good salary & benefits. deliver. 232-2544. Contact Ellie, 383-6451.

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Longboat Key Antiques & Collectibles 387-8785

Textured Concrete Brick Patterns Small Concrete Jobs


License# MA32116

351-3551 Patios Pool Decks Driveways


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

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


Massage Therapy Marty Roca, LMT


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

Armond P. Bishop Light Construction Services Woodworking & Cabinetry • Painting Paperhanging • Ceramic Tile Phone: 941-756-2146 • Cell: 941-504-7701 Licensed and Insured

SEEKING CONTRACTS to manage private estate properties. Over twenty years experience on Longboat Key. Providing all phases of management for the homeowner desiring carefree living. Includes: initial evaluation for services, maintenance and repairs; maintenance of grounds and pool; housekeeping; automotive/marine maintenance and repair; inspections for absentee owner. CAM licensed State of Florida since 1993. Excellent references. For appointment and interview, please call 358-6989

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Patios • Cages • Driveways • Roofs Pool decks • Fences • Exterior house Mildew Removal • Screen Repair Stone & Pavers Cleaned & Sealed

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Pressure Cleaning Service Residential/Commercial

727-7707 Licensed & Insured

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

387-7886 Weekly Inspections • Monthly Reports Bonded • Insured

Dr. Marcy Stern, L.M.H.C. Certified Gestalt Psychotherapist Specializing in life changes, anxiety, depression Anger issues, mind body connection

Dreamwork Explore your Dreams 321-7665 5580 Bee Ridge Rd. Bldg. B, Sarasota

20C THURSDAY MAY 2, 2002

THE LONGBOAT OBSERVER Landscaping & Lawn Services


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Housesitting MATURE PROFESSIONAL woman desires housesitting for the summer. Immaculate tender loving care for your home. Personal interview and references. 734-971-7527.


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

Masonry MASON, 25/YRS. experience. Glass block work, window sills, pavers, cinder block, brick and tile. Walls built and repaired. Fireplaces. 795-3034.

♥ LORD’S WAREHOUSE RESALE SHOP.   DUNBAR’S MOVING. One item or 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK. 1986 household. Lowest prices around, 25/years Chevrolet Celebrity, 66,990/miles, sealed experience. Specializing in antiques. Free bids. Furniture, clothes, housewares. estimates! 727-4861. Gigantic Sales! Open Mon., Weds. & Sat. Nursing/Companion 9a.m.-3p.m. 383-4738. LPN FOR Private Duty. Skilled in wound MARINE DOCK box, fiberglass. Like new! care, Colostomy Care, Alzheimers, Geriatric, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Dementia. $250. 922-1005. Will work in your home. 941-426-6747. CALLAWAY IRON 3 top, $875. Callaway 3-5-7 wood, $125. Men R/H. 383-3549. Painting & Wallpapering PERSIAN RUG, 9’x12.5’. Very fine. Paid VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exterior, pressure cleaning, $6000. Best offer! 922-1005. wallpaper. Island references. The originals since 1984 - Dan or Bill. 795-5100. CANFIELD PAINTING. Paint your house or condo properly! Free estimates. InteriorExterior. References available. 364-8874.

BICYCLE: BOY’S 24”, 5/speed Beach Cruiser/Mountain bike. Better than new, $49. Wheels: Four 14” awesome, American Racing chrome/black wheels, GM 775 Bolt ✦ GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT & PAPER pattern. Great buy for only $149. 941- SERVICES. Int./ext. painting, pressure washing, wallpaper & faux painting. We 922-7409. spray wicker. Prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates! Lic./Ins. Call Kevin. Cell KENMORE REFRIGERATOR w/icemaker, 704-7115 or 792-1646.. almond color. Works perfectly, $125. 383-6221. EXPERIENCED PAINTER specializing in interiors. Many local references. Ask for “MANATEE” BASE oval log coffee table Tom, 321-3641. and matching end table, $195. 383-1220. PASTEL PAINTING. Interior/exterior, neat, MICROWAVE OVEN, Whirlpool, countertop, reasonable. Wallpaper/wallpaper removal. like new, few weeks old, hardly used. original Supplying LBK clients w/over 12 years warranty, $75. 383-0696 between 10a.m. & experience & customer service. Insured. 2p.m. Paul Passanant. 366-9434. KAYAK PADDLES, like new, $35/each. PAINTING & GENERAL SERVICES CO. Sakar tripod for camera, $30. Fashionmate Father & Son Team. Handyman repairs, sewing machine, $50. Katie/Anne 798-8071. pressure washing, professional quality work. All phases interior/exterior. Call Dan, WEB TV: e-mail and internet on your TV 954-2158. screen w/wireless keyboard. Excellent cond. $99. 383-8052. Positions Wanted

SHARP MICROWAVE, countertop with carousel, “Bookmark” model, $49. 778-9215.

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

VITAMASTER XL 1000 exercise bike w/arm movement, like new, $65. Dog cage and Professional Services carrier, ex. cond., 20wx36lx24, best quality steel w/vinyl cover, $60. Funnels for motor ROBERT HELD’S HANDYMAN & MORE! Repairs, Installs, Tile, Vinyl, Improvements, home or car, 2 for $2. 377-4522. Window Cleaning & Rescreen. Dependable, ELECTROLUX TANK Vacuum Cleaner, friendly service. Call Monday thru Friday, $100. Black & Decker under cabinet toaster 9a.m.-6p.m. for appointment. 758-8044. oven, $20. Six Lighto 75W track light socket cans, $60. 40” pleated shade, $15. LISTENER, CONVERSATIONALIST: A 388-2233. friendly ear to talk with about personal or business things and what is going on in the DINING TABLE, octagon, off white w/leaf, world around us. Exceptional resume and 4/arm chairs w/cushioned seats & backs. Ex. references, Rates on request. Call Gene 941-518-6906 cond., $150. 792-9543.

  BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof repair specialists! Re-roofs! New roofs! Tile Replacement! All work guaranteed! RC004206. 941/753-6879. PROPERTY CARETAKER. I will look after your residential, rental or commercial property, whether you are at home or away, in terms of security, regular upkeep, light maintenance, etc. Dependable. References. Call 778-7462.

Commercial Rentals & Sales

 GIL REMODELING. General Remodel- PRIME OFFICE space available at the ing, Inside & Outside, Cabinets & Furniture Centre Shops, Longboat Key. Call 387-3135. Maker. 20/Years Experience. 941-927-7509. 600/SQ.FT. OR 400/sq.ft. Store or Office.    Rent is negotiable. 5620 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-6563. TILE-TILE-TILE All Variations of Ceramic Tile Supplied & Installed. Floors a Specialty. Large Longboat Key Portfolio. Free Estimates & Custom Designs. Call Neil Halfacre (941) 726-3077 LIC.


♦ ♦ ♦ CUSTOM RENOVATIONS. 25/years experience as a highly skilled, dependable, restoration/renovation expert, carpenter & fine finishing contractor. Kitchen and bathroom specialist. Repairs & Painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.

 CERAMIC TILE Supplied and Installed


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


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

1515 MAIN ST. for rent. 2300sq.ft. retail w/850sq.ft. second floor apartment, contemporary with skylights. 383-0244. DOWNTOWN, 1280 North Palm Ave. for rent. 1000/sq.ft. prime storefront or office with kitchenette. 383-0244. LONGBOAT KEY; Restaurant Business: 150/seats, full bar, superb location, $250,000. LONGVIEW REALTY, INC., Richard W. Estrin, 383-6112. “THE MOST DISTINCTIVE ADDRESS” Avenue of the Flowers-Longboat Key. Join Publix, Eckerds and other exquisite shops. 1665sq.ft. available. 1-800-940-6000. The Sembler Co., Andy Carlson, Licensed R.E. Broker.

Condos & Homes For Sale

Best pricing on all brand name CARPETING & LAMINATES. “Why pay retail” 10 Years Island Resident CHAMBER MEMBER “We take care of our neighbors”

MALE 50, EDUCATED seeks Personal Assistant/Household position. Can offer chauffeuring, therapeutic massage, vegetarian cooking, facials, gardening, pedicures & pet care. 362-8831.

SMITH CORONA XE 6000 electric typewriter PERSONAL ASSISTANT available from driving, bookkeeping, with Spell-Right, automatic memory correc- housekeeping, organizing or secretarial. Call for info or tion and WordEraser, $50. 383-3022. resume. 377-7645. CHAISE-LOUNGE (FAINTING couch), off YOUR white upholstery. Suitable for living room or bedroom. Very comfortable, very good POSITIONS WANTED cond., $80. 383-3193. Here!

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.


EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN: Repairs, Laundry painting, landscaping, tile, carpentry, WASH N’FOLD, IRONING, ALTERATIONS. screening, fences, drywall, etc. Licensed. Comforters/$12. Residential & Commercial. Insured. Free estimates. Edson Bessa. Linen Service. Self-Service. Clean and 941-730-6838. attended. Open 7/days. Drop-off/pick-up Remodeling and delivery. PARADISE COIN LAUNDRY, 7466 Cortez Road West, 795-1657. & Home Improvements

Items For Sale

MEN’S & woman’s Schwinn bikes, need some work. 2 for $30. Bargain! 388-2374.



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

FREE ICE for your cooler (when available). Island Juice & Java Deli-Cafe. Come in Moving Services between 7a.m. & 7p.m. 3174 Gulf of Mexico PAK MAIL, one item or entire household. Dr. No purchase required. Pack and/or ship. Free pick-up & estimates. Guaranteed lowest price around. 752-2050.

Items Under $200

Professional Services

3BR CANALFRONT. Bring your boat! Steps to beautiful beaches and nature preserve. Best deal on Key - won’t last at $294,900. (Below Appraisal) 725-2826. Brokers protected. 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 $619,000. Call Joan D. Boltax, Michael Saunders & Co. 941-350-6390 anytime.



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MATT’S RENOVATIONS. Carpet Cleaning, Pressure Washing, House Cleaning, Painting, Window Washing. Bonded & Insured. Matt, 941-544-0640. SKILLED, HONEST, RELIABLE. Carpentry, Painting, Remodeling. Tons of experience. References available. Call Steve Ivan, 941-685-2948.








Condos & Homes For Sale

Mobile Homes

3271 BAYOU SOUND. Keep your boat on your private dock right in your own back yard in this beautiful 3BR canal front pool home in popular Bay Isles Reduced below recent appraisal, $849,900. Open Sunday, 1-4p.m. Wayne & Penny Sanders, 923-5895, Michael Saunders & Co.

MOBILE HOME, 1BR/2BA. Sleeps 6, room for 2nd bedroom. Remodeled kitchen/bath, open patio, 300ft. from beach & Marina. LBK, $34,500. 941-387-2021.

THE ISLANDER CLUB 6TH FLOOR, AWESOME GULF VIEWS. $520,000 941-504-8018 MICHAEL GRANSTON COLDWELL BANKER LIDO BEACH. Delightful, spacious 1BR overlooking Gulf. Updated building, updated interior, great walking beach. Secured lobby and parking. $299,500. Bay Shore Realty, Inc. 962-0781. SANCTUARY. FOR sale by owner. Spectacular direct Gulf front end unit with golf course and bay views. An unbelievable value. New furnishings, A/C, W/H, paint, and marble in all the right places. Offered at $1,299,000. Call 813-754-5397 or E-mail: or Brokers protected.

SEAGATE, LBK. Beachfront, 2BR/2BA condo. Split plan w/fabulous Gulf and sunset views from every room. Granite counter tops. BAY FRONT. Spectacular direct sunset Many built-ins and extras. Har-Tru tennis, views, next to park, 2BR/2BA. By owner, heated pool, on-site management. $550,000. 383-4274. $289,000. 366-7115.

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FOR SALE by owner. Spanish Main Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA, renovated, unattached villa. New tile and carpet. Canal front w/boat dock. $315,000. 383-0034.

$239,900. 2BR/2.5BA, 1,500sq.ft. Longboat LET ME E-MAIL YOU SOME LISTINGS. Key Townhouse, furnished, garage, great Dennis rental program. Only 12/years old. Tennis and Pro shop on site. Dennis Girard, Central Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. Park Realty Corp. 941-809-0041. $539,900. DOWNTOWN on Gulfstream. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! Country Club Shores. Imagine 15th floor unsurpassed Bay front Beachside cottage just steps to the Gulf from views, 2BR/2BA, renovations just completed. deeded beach easement. Turnkey designer End unit, close to 1500sq.ft. You deserve furnished. Ready for immediate occupancy. to see this. Dennis Girard, 941-809-0041. Price reduced $40,000. Now only $399,000. Central Park Realty Corp. Broker/Owner. 359-9098 or 374-3125. LBK, CANAL front elevated home w/deeded beach. Special features throughout. For sale, lease option or rent. $339,000. Appraised at $425,000. 352-250-0874.

$259,900. DOWNTOWN Bayfront. 2BR/2BA, over 1,500sq.ft. Only 14/units in building. New carpet and paint. In unit laundry. Low condo fees! Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. GREAT HIDDEN location in desirable Anna Maria. Ground level 3BR/2BA. Directly on a deep water canal. Outstanding view with direct Bay access (no bridges). Undergoing complete renovation by Anna Maria Island’s most renowned remodeling contractor. Plans available for review. Pick your carpet and tile. Offered at the low, pre-completion price of $575,000. Call Owner/Contractor, 941-778-2993.


Open House SALE BY OWNER. Buttonwood Cove condo, 301 D, 3500 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK. 3BR/2BA, top floor views of Bayou, Bay and Gulf, deep water boat slip. NOW TURNKEY FURNISHED. Open House, 4/31 and 5/1, 2-5p.m. Preparing for Silent Auction where Highest Net Bid will win. Bids close 5/20/02. 341-9970.

Out-Of-State Property NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. Two beautiful wooded 1/2 acre lots for sale in Sapphire Valley, NC. Adjoining greenbelt with lovely stream. Close to Cashiers and Highlands. Prefer to sell together. Utilities in place. Amenities include golf, water sports, tennis and skiing. $39,500 for both. Call 346-0459. MAGNIFICENT LODGE STYLE HOME SET IN THE COOL, LUSH BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA WITHIN A PRIVATE GOLF COMMUNITY. TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR: WWW.STORYBOOKHILLFARM.COM AND/OR CALL (828) 297-7132

Rentals: Annual GREAT DOWNTOWN location across from the Ritz. Sunset Towers. Avail. immediately, 2BR/2BA, tastefully turnkey furnished, garage parking. Annual, $2200/mo. Will consider shorter term. Call 228-5044/914-1136. LBK, AQUARIUS condo. Next to Colony, second floor, on beach, unobstructed view of Gulf all rooms, 2BR/2BA, lanai, pool, exercise room, turnkey. Avail. immediately Owner, 941-366-5936. NORTH LONGBOAT, 2BR/2BA elevated home with W/D, dishwasher, screened porch and undercover parking. $1500/mo. Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 383-5886.

LBK, BEHIND THE GATES: direct Gulf L’ELEGANCE. 2BR/2.5BA +den, waterfront, SAY YOU SAW IT IN front, 10th floor, 2BR/2BA, w/awesome, beautiful! Furn. or unfurn. $2500/mo. panoramic views of the Gulf, Siesta, Lido, ST. ARMANDS TOWER. 2BR/2BA, beautiTHE LONGBOAT OBSERVER Sarasota & the Bay. Totally updated. Open, ful, furnished, $1800/mo. light and bright. See sunsets and hear the BANYAN BAY. 3BR/3BA, bay view, furn. LONGBOAT KEY canal front 2BR/2.5BA rolling surf 365 days/year. $559,000. Anne PALMA SOLA. Largest bayfront home on $2500/mo. home available w/fireplace, pool, and low Mitchell, (941) 725-0227. Michael Saunders 2/lots, 6BR/5.5BA, 3/stories, 6/car garage. LIDO HARBOUR SOUTH. 2BR/2BA, Gulf maintenance yard. Open floor plan plus & Company. Best value! By owner. $990,000. 795-4432. view, unfurnished, $1200/mo. game room. Call for your appointment today. PRESIDENTIAL. 2BR/2BA, pool, view, $329,900. Cathy Meldahl, Wedebrock Real WATER CLUB, BRIGHTON MODEL. True furnished, close to beach! $1400/mo. Estate Co. 800-950-3450 or 941-383-5544. BY OWNER 3BR floor plan w/10’ ceilings. Unit has full ST. ARMANDS TOWER. 2BR/2BA, close to 724 MARBURY LANE Circle, unfurnished, $1400/mo. CANAL FRONT, 3BR/2BA. Screened pool, Gulf & bay views facing N.W. overlooking the 3BR/2BA, DOCK, CANAL FRONT, LIDO HARBOUR TOWER. 1BR/1BA, great boat dock, fireplace. Partial Bay view. pool. 2/Open balconies, designer decorated SCREENED LANAIS, 2/CARPORTS. Gulf view, furnished, $1500/mo. $379,000. Vincent, 383-8860. A. Paradise w/2 deeded under building parking spaces. $575,000 $1,890,000. Call Andrew Vac Realty, DE NARVAEZ, Longboat. 3BR/2BA house, Realty. BROKERS PROTECTED 383-9700. pool, canal, $2100/mo. 383-0280 $429,900 LONGBOAT beauty, 2BR/2.5BA. DREAM ISLAND, Longboat, 2BR/2BA SPANISH MAIN, updated 2BR/2BA villa. Seeing is believing! Travertine marble house, canal, $1400/mo. Nestled to a private nature preserve w/all the throughout, crown molding, everything new. LIDO/ST. ARMANDS. Across from Gulf, amenities of beach access, boat dock, pool, New furnishings, some bay views, garage. COLDWELL BANKER clubhouse, etc. Offered at $249,900. Kelley 2BR/2BA, LR, DR, eat-in kitchen, garage. All Great rental program. Dennis Girard, Central LISA SNOW amenities. $349,000. Owner, 359-9559. Belisle, Central Park Realty. 941-809-0036. Park Realty Corp., 941-809-0041. 388-5532 REDUCED. ALMOST NEW! 2/Bedroom $299,900. YES, imagine nothing but ocean. WATERLEFE home in Village. Peek of Bayou from deck, Direct Gulf views on Longboat Key. Furn., community dock & boat ramp. $399,000. freshly painted, new ceramic. Shop and GATED, GOLF, BOATING, 3BR/2BA Wagner Realty, 383-5577 or 1-800-352-0367 compare. Dennis Girard, 941-809-0041. Wickersham - English. WINDWARD BAY, enjoy full bay views from CARRIAGE HOME, NEVER LIVED IN, Central Park Realty. this 2BR/2BA condo, $1800/mo. Also, WITH 2/CAR GARAGE. FOR SALE by owner. Spanish Main Yacht 1BR/1BA villa, $1100/mo. Turnkey furnished. BEST LAKE AND GOLF COURSE VIEW BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA Club, 2BR/2BA +den & screened lanai. New Carports & boat dock available. Call IN COMMUNITY. END UNIT W/PEEK OF THE GULF, ceramic tile and carpet, loads of storage, 780-3858. $229,990 CLOSE TO BEACH AND POOL, beach access. Only $217,000. Owner, NICELY FURNISHED, 383-0034. LONGBOAT KEY. Bay and beach, 3BR/2BA DEV DOYNO, REMAX GULFSTREAM TILE THROUGHOUT, LARGER SUNNY house w/dock, steps from beach. Available DECK. 941-744-1811 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, LBK. 3BR/2BA, for 1/yr., Aug. or Sept., 02 through Aug. or $372,500 2/car, heated pool, deep canal, dock, boat Sept., 03. Furnished, caged heated spa and REDUCED: $365,000 lift, private beach access. Short or long term. pool, fireplace, cars, computer, cable, etc. 727-848-4100. Great neighbors. Kids and pets OK. Lots & Acreage For Sale Coldwell Banker, Linda Paskovich, $4800/mo. 36/Ft. Jeanneau sailboat also DOWNTOWN, NEW CONDO available. (941) 383-6411 available for same time, $1000/mo. if with Pre-construction price. Golden Gate Point. Cell 504-0601 house. 941-383-8339. LARGE VILLAGE LOT FOR SALE Call for details. 363-0303. 100’ FRONTAGE 105’ DEPTH SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, free standing HUGHES STREET. LBK, SPECTACULAR Gulf view, among 2BR/2BA villa. Enclosed lanai, laundry room, RON JOHNSON million dollar condos. Extensively renovated, carport, turnkey furnished, beach & bay ST. ARMANDS 2BR/2BA. $675,000. Call Joe Albano, 387-7136 access, community pool & docks. Also RECENTLY UPDATED/REMODELED. 302-3400. available seasonally. 383-8860. 3BR/2BA HOME WITH LARGE TROPICAL SETTING. OFFERED AT $564,900. OWNER/REALTOR 724-4703 OR 388-1995

 LOCATION, LOCATION! Sunsets over Sarasota Bay, walk to St. Armands Circle. 2BR/2BA, low rise condo, beautiful pool, clubhouse, docks available. $228,900. 387-9798.

LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE, single family lot. Boat dock, community pool. New 9/unit subdivision on 6.53/acres. Plans available $273,900. Carol Williams, Broker, Smith REALTORS, 941-778-0777, 744-0700/eves.

BIRD KEY. Spacious 3BR/2BA UF home. Screened pool, 2/car garage, view of Sarasota Bay. $2975/mo. Application and fee required. Wedebrock Real Estate Company, (941) 383-5886.

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ANNUAL RENTAL Country Club Shores canal-front home. 3BR, 2BA. $2,600/mo. Hanly SEAPLACE, 2BR/1BA, 2003 Season. & Assoc. 388-2331 3-4/mo. Full amenities, fully furnished, garden view. No smokers. No pets. Owner. WATERFRONT, 1BR apartment. Quiet, 770-509-7419. mature setting, beach/boating. Maintenance and some utilities included. $795/mo. SEAPLACE, 2-3BR/2BA. Newly decorated 383-2819. & updated ground floor unit w/large terrace. Avail. April through Dec., 2/mo. minimum. BAY VIEW, 2BR/2BA. One Watergate, 941-366-0030. unfurnished, steps to the Ritz. $1700/mo. No pets. 373-0302. LBK, STUNNING Key West style home. Gulf views. 3BR/3BA, private pool/spa, great midLBK, GRAND BAY, premiere community. key location. Beach access directly across 2BR/2BA penthouse, furnished w/wrap street. Non-smoking. Seasonal or annual. around terrace. Spectacular views of $4000-$9000/mo. 941-387-8315. Sarasota Bay and skyline. 2/Garage parking, 24/hr. security, $2600/mo. (941) 387-1336. NEW MOUNTAIN apartment near Cashiers, E-mail: N.C. 2BR/1BA, family room/kitchenette, large deck w/gorgeous mountain views. DESIGNER DECORATED turnkey 2BR/2BA Amenities: pools, exercise room, clubhouse, condo in The Meadows. Shows like a model! golf, tennis, fishing, etc. $350/wk. 359-6868. Call 922-1005. LONGBOAT KEY, Gulf front condo, 2BR/1.5BA, LBK WATERFRONT town- 1BR/1BA. Pool, under cover parking. Nicely house. Available immediately. Unfurnished. furnished, upbeat decor. Min. 6/mo. Small pet okay. First, last, security. Recently $1300/mo. Please call 383-5968 or renovated. $850/mo. 941-356-2659. 1-888-823-2090. BAYFRONT PENTHOUSE NEXT TO THE SOUTH PALM AVENUE. Gorgeous, newly RITZ! Luxury 2BR/2BA, with walls of renovated 2BR/2BA turnkey apartment. windows. Furnishings available. 914-1055. Available May 15, $1500/mo. Must see to appreciate. 941-387-0438. LBK - BANYAN BAY - 3BR/3BA condo, waterview, tennis court, exercise roo,. Gulf beach, monthly, seasonal or annual rental. 813-962-1194 LIDO BEACH. Large 1BR condo, open balcony w/Gulf views. Move right into this turnkey unit for the summer. Rent or lease with option. For info call, 504-0398.

 THE VILLAGE, apartment for rent. 2BR/1BA, bay view, very private. $900/mo. +utilities. 387-0048 or 356-1277. LBK, BAY ISLES. Spacious newly redecorated villa, 2500/sq.ft., Harbour Oaks Dr. 3BR/2.5BA, great room w/island kitchen, large lanai overlooking lagoon. Convenient to shops, walk to Marina and Restaurant. Private beach access. Pet considered. By owner. $2500/mo. Annual rental 941-366-0908, e-mail: COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, 4BR/2BA. Pool, dock, remodeled. Rent or lease w/option to buy. $2800/mo. 374-6254.


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SHORT TERM, 3-6/mo. Country Club Shores. Waterfront, pool, total new remodel. Beautiful 3BR/2BA, $2500/mo. Call UNIQUE BEACH access at Seaplace. 383-6304. 2BR/2BA (2/mo. min.). First floor walk out, ☛ BAYFRONT DOWNTOWN, Golden 50ft. to ocean beach, garden view, fully furnished, non-smoking. Tennis courts and Gate. Pristine 2BR/2BA, W/D, unfurnished 2/pools. Available: May-Nov. $1250/mo., condo. $1400/mo. 587-1122 or 544-1006. Dec. $2500, Jan.-March $3500, April $2500. 703-528-9729 or BIRD KEY. Spacious 3BR/2BA unfurnished home. Screened pool, 2/car garage, view of  LBK, BEACHPLACE condo, 1st. floor, Sarasota Bay. $2975/mo. Application & fee 2BR/2BA. May thru Dec., 2002 only. required. Wedebrock Real Estate Company, Covered parking, Olympic pool, fitness (941) 383-5886. center, spa. Non-smokers. By owner. LBK, CEDARS EAST. 2BR/2.5BA. Bay (941) 383-1884.

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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.

ISLANDER CLUB, 2BR/2BA, 1550sq.ft. Tennis, pool, exercise room. 2/mo. min. Available Dec./Jan./Feb. (2002-2003). 383-5393.

LBK, BEACH HARBOUR CLUB, furnished (and upgraded) Penthouse. 3BR/2BA, COMPLETE RENOVATION, Penthouse. W/D, covered parking, deeded beach, boat New furniture, 2/terraces, views Gulf to bay, dock, great pool, and more! 1400sq.ft. under 3BR/3BA. Mid-Key. Available Dec.-April, air +900sq.ft. private porches. Available 5/15 3/mo. minimum. Jack (901) 755-9374, to 11/15. Call 360-8966. LIDO BEACH, 3BR/2BA. Living room, family SEAPLACE MAY-OCT., 2002. First floor room, screened lanai & hot tub. Furnished walk out to the beach. Direct Gulf view, 2/BR house, 1/2 block to Lido Beach, 2/blocks condo. Decorator furnished, gated communi- to St. Armands Circle. Available now! ty. All amenities. Reasonable. Call 388-5032. 815-877-3332, Fax: 815-877-3309. 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. SUPERB 2BR/2BA, direct Gulf front condo at Beachplace - still available for rent for July and September, 2002. Please call, 941-504-1949. ST. ARMANDS. Exquisite turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA cottage, pool, +screened lanai, walk beach/Circle. May 1 through Nov. 30. (941) 388-2524.

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LIDO BEACH vacation paradise. 1 & 2 bedroom condos overlooking beautiful Lido LBK, AQUARIUS condo. Next to Colony, Beach. Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental second floor, on beach, unobstructed view of condo. 388-1404. Gulf all rooms, 2BR/2BA, lanai, pool, exercise room, turnkey. Avail. immediately. SEAPLACE, 2BR/2BA, G-8 building. Avail. Owner, 941-366-5936. Dec., 2002, Jan./Feb., 2003. 2/mo. min. First floor, nicely furnished, garden view. Non-smokers. 383-9246.

SEAPLACE: BUILDING M-2, 3rd floor, 2BR/2BA, all new furniture & appliances, nice northwest view of Gulf. Under building views. Seasonal or Annual. Furnished, pool, LBK, CANAL ranch, 3BR/2BA, garage, parking space, steps to large pool & beach. 1/car garage. $1900/mo. 954-3633. heated pool. Avail. Dec., 2002, 3 or 4 months. Dec. thru March or April Jan./Feb./March, 2003. $10,000. 1-800-821- 2003. (941) 383-3581. MARBURY HOME, 3BR/2BA multi-level, 5073/989-7504, 302-834-3026. canal front home w/boat dock, fireplace and FAIRWAY BAY Townhouse. Available for pool. Very Spacious! Wedebrock Real Estate the 2003 Winter Season. 941-387-0438. Company, 383-5886.


LBK CONDO by the beach. 1BR/1BA. Pool, central location near shops. $1,500/mo. or $500/wk. 941-914-4646

CEDAR HOLLOW at TARA: Brand new 2BR/2BA, lanai, garage. Next to lake and golf course. Includes free golf, cable, pool. Annual $1350/mo. 360-1002.

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation LONGBOAT KEY. Luxury villa, 2BR/2BA, 2000sq.ft., fully furnished/all amenities. Beach, 3/pools, health club, tennis & boat docks. Availability flexible, 12/02-5/03, 3/mo. min. Also, 6/02-10/02, 1/mo. min. (773) 871-8721.

 LBK, FAIRWAY BAY. Town home, 2BR/2.5BA. Available starting May 1st through Season 2003. Long or short term. 941-383-3583. LONGBOAT KEY - Buttonwood Cove, Building B 2BR condo, good view, flexible period 2003 season. Reasonable rent, call Victor, 703-759-6323


SEAPLACE 1BR/2BA, Den w/sofa bed, Gulf SANDS POINT, 3BR/2BA, 1900/sq.ft., on & Bay views, 2 month minimum, non-smok- beach, pool, 3rd floor. 2/15/03 through 5/15/03. $4500/mo. total. 716-759-6029. ers, references. Email:


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383-5509 LONGBOAT HARBOR, 2BR/2BA, corner. Newly redecorated, pools, tennis, glassed lanai. Beach access, water view. 516-223-4392. LIDO VACATION RENTALS. One bedroom furnished apartment across from beach and one block from St. Armands Circle, $400/wk. Call 266-4775. GORGEOUS GULF front and Gulf view condos. All amenities: heated pool, 2/Har Tru tennis courts, exercise facility. 3/mo. min. The Aquarius Club Condominium. (941) 383-4223. BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA. TKF, across street from Gulf. 1/mo. min. Avail.: June 1-Nov. 30, $1900/mo.; Dec. $3400. 770-671-0338. BAYPORT, LONGBOAT Key. Gorgeous Gulf views, beautifully furnished, 2BR/2BA, largest unit 2nd floor. Available May through Dec. 2002, April through Dec., 2003. (860) 521-4774.


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SEAPLACE 2BR/2BA, top floor (5th), south exposure, high ceilings, views, all amenities including computer. Available October through January, 2002/03 or March thru May, 2003. 2/mo. min. 732-222-5148 or


BEACHFRONT, LBK. Cozy 1BR condo w/all amenities. Heated pool, across from Publix. Off season special! $525/weekly. 1-800-230-9437, extension 28. LONGBOAT KEY, Promenade, 2BR/3BA. Gorgeous views of Gulf & bay. Tennis, pool, private beach. Rental from January 1 to March 31 minimum, $6500/mo. Please call Diane, 973-377-2315. LIDO BEACH. In garden setting. Close to beach. 3/Units in building w/yard. Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Nicely furnished. Tile throughout. Laundry room. Available April to December. 383-0244 or e-mail: (THE VILLAGE) 3BR elevated single-family house beautifully furnished & equipped. Screened porch, 2 blocks to beach & bay. Some pets ok. Available May & June, $2400/mo., July through Nov. $1500/mo. Look now for next season ‘03. Call 387-7662 email:

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA. Upstairs end unit, close to beach and pool, larger sunny deck. 1/mo. min. Available May through Dec., $1700/mo., Nov., $2200/mo., Dec., $3800/mo. Avail. Jan. through April, 2003. Linda Paskovich, 941-504-0601. BUTTONWOOD COVE, LBK. Newly remodeled luxury 2BR/2BA. Direct water views. Short/long term rentals. 708-452-8934. Visit our website:

DIRECT GULF front LBK condo. Ground Rentals Wanted floor, 2/master suites, 2BA+den. Beautiful LONGTIME KEY RESIDENT desires home Gulf to bay complex. Pool, tennis, boat dock. to rent, $650/mo. 387-0884. 1/mo. min. now through Dec. 31st. & April 1st. through Dec. 31, 03. 941-795-1318,


TANGERINE BAY, Longboat. 3BR/2.5BA, Stunning! $6000/mo. EMBASSY VILLA, Lido. 2BR/2BA, 1/block from beach. $2400/mo. *Many other 2003 seasonal rentals available! Visit our web site... COLDWELL BANKER LISA SNOW 388-5532


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Introducing The Savoy on Palm, Sarasota’s most fashionable new address with an air of style and service quite above the ordinary. A private boutique setting with only 24 residences. Stunning designs of contemporary detail. Front-to-back views of city, bay and beyond. And an exquisite lifestyle. Ringing a concierge who knows your name, as well as that of your favorite bistro. Lingering poolside beneath a shady cabana. Accommodating your guests in their own private guest suite. Watching the sun melt into Sarasota Bay from your rooftop garden. All steps from the sophisticated boutiques, cafés and galleries of Palm Avenue. Priced from under $1 million. Inquire by calling 941-366-5757.


Sales by Montage Group, Inc., Licensed Real Estate Broker Preview Center: 303 South Palm Avenue • Sarasota, FL 34236 Open Monday-Friday 10-5; Saturday-Sunday by appointment 941.366.5757 • 800.390.6835 • Fax 941.952.9172 • Prices & features subject to change without notice. Offer void where prohibited by law. Broker cooperation welcomed. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.

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