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PZB approves condo plans BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Despite accusations that they are abusing the trust of voters and a plea from the Public Interest Committee (PIC), Planning and Zoning Board members voted to approve a zoning change which will allow the construction of 12 condos on a vacant lot behind Publix. “You’re rewriting the dictionary,” Al Green exclaimed during the hearing Oct. 15. Town rules require increases

Boo! A grinning pumpkin at the entrance to Harry’s Continental Kitchen is a reminder that Trick or Treat night is right around the corner. Stock up on candy and don’t forget to take the kids (in costume, of course) to the Bayfront Park Recreation Center’s annual Halloween Pizza Party at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Call 316-1980 for more information.

in density be approved by the voters. Town staff decided overall density would not be increased if Vladimir Einisman rezoned his Bay Isles property from commercial to residential. The change would actually reduce the intensity of the land’s use, because commercial uses generate more traffic than residences, explained Einisman’s attorney, Michael Furen. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A

Owners get zoning option BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

During a discussion of the new mixed-use zone Oct. 15, Planning and Zoning Board members changed their minds about several aspects of the proposal, such as how to deal with commercial properties in the Village. Throughout the months of discussion about how to help floundering business properties, Alan

Moore, owner of Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant & Marina, urged the board to consider allowing him to abandon his commercial zoning on Broadway altogether. The mixed-use proposal requires a property owner to build some new business space, in exchange for permission to build residences on commercial property. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A


Lido Beach orgy Obviously, an orgy would have to be held on Lido Key — Longboat Key officials are questioning whether to allow weddings, let alone orgies, on the beach. But we digress ... Terry Behling, Mote Marine’s public relations director, was attending a meeting of the local chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, when she received an urgent call on her cell phone. She was told a crowd was gathering on Lido’s beach because a large group of manatees was presumably in distress. Distress? It turns out the manatees were having fun — lots of it. They were participating in a mating ritual. When Behling hung up, she said, “I love those kinds of calls.” We can only hope these frisky mammals keep the action on Lido — not on our beach!

More wild action ... A bicyclist reported seeing something foxy on Longboat Key. Actually, it was a fox — on Longboat Club Road, no less. The lone cyclist heard a large flock of birds flapping up to the sky, when he heard some rustling on the side of the Islandside CONTINUED ON PAGE 2A

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Wendy Resnick couldn’t resist giving a “Glassy Art” creature created by artist Steve Ruhlman a quick buss. While the creature’s head is formed of glass, his body is made of welded steel. Ruhlman was one of several dozen artists who displayed their works at the 14th annual St. Armands Arts Festival held Oct. 12 and 13 on St. Armands Circle.

Skateboard spending on a roll BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore sent Longboat Key Mayor John Redgrave a document marked “urgent,” which would create an ongoing agreement between the two cities for the maintenance and operation of a skateboard park in Holmes Beach. Despite some strong opposition, the majority of Longboat Key commissioners voted to grant Holmes Beach $5,000 for the construction of the park. During budget hearings in September, the consensus among commissioners was that the money would be a one-time gift, not part of a continuing commitment. “Nobody had ever even talked to me

about it and I’m the one who’s been spearheading it,” said Whitmore. All along, the intent was to establish an agreement between the four island communities contributing to the park, Whitmore said. The commitment is in the form of an inter-local agreement. It states that Holmes Beach will own the skateboard park. “It is the intention of the island communities that the day-to-day costs for the operation of the micro-skateboard park be shared equally by each island community,” reads the agreement. What those costs would be is unknown, because the agreement leaves that part blank. So far, the spending on the skateboard

park has not been shared equally. Bradenton Beach budgeted $3,000 for it, $2,000 less than Longboat Key. The number of children in the cities is also unequal. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, children under the age of 18 make up 12.9% of the population in Holmes Beach, compared to 2.6% of the Longboat Key population. Nevertheless, there are more than 200 children on Longboat Key, Whitmore pointed out. And they participate in recreational activities on Holmes Beach, she said. Whitmore said she will come to Longboat to discuss the matter with the Town Commission at the Oct. 17 workshop. “It won’t hurt to ask,” she said. ❑




golf course. He was surprised to see a fox observing the same flock of birds. The fox was equally surprised to see the cyclist.

And after seven, Lenobel still claims he doesn’t know how it’s happening.

Another celebration

Not again! Will Tiger Woods be calling Hal Lenobel for advice? He should. Why wouldn’t he contact a golfer who has had four hole-in-ones in 13 months, the last one on Oct. 9 at the Longboat Key Club’s Islandside course — all for a grand total of seven. Lenobel said it is not a record in overall numbers, citing Art Wall, a professional golfer who has had more than Hal Lenobel 40. “But, for my age, it may be a record or close to it!” With a chuckle Lenobel said, “It really is exciting when you consider that Fred Couples, another professional golfer, has had only one hole-in-one in his career. Lenobel is particularly excited about his last hole-in-one. “It went in on the fly. The first time that has happened.” The hole-in-one was on the 14th hole on the Longboat Key Club’s Islandside course. The hole is 173 yards, par three and Lenobel was using a 7-wood. Lenobel got his first hole-in-one in 1978 on a course on Long Island. His second came 20 years later on a St. Augustine course. On May 19, 2000, while playing the Islandside course, he made a hole-in-one on the 17th hole. Hole-in-one number four came again on the same hole on the Islandside course in July 2001.

The ladies-who-lunch in honor of each others’ birthdays were back at their table at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort for the second consecutive Saturday. The celebrant this time was Roddy Samuels, who could not deny her age (81), having celebrated her 80th at a memorable affair a year ago. Sharon Moody, just back from Colorado and Arlene Bornstein joined the festivities with Bea Friedman, Doris Kaplan, Claire Love, Molly Schechter and Renée Sheade. Whose birthday is it next week?

Recuperating Father Edward Pick of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church is recuperating at home following bypass surgery last week at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. At this time he is not receiving visitors, but well wishers may send cards to the church office, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. FL 34228

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The Lord’s Warehouse at 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, has reopened for the season. A half-price sale on all but a few new items will continue through Saturday, Oct. 19. Currently in stock is a large and varied selection of furniture. Marking items are Cindy Kuehnel, Warehouse president; Sue Wertman, treasurer; and Frances Bush, cashier. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. New items are placed on sale each day. Proceeds from the shop benefit area charities.

Save the date The 21st annual St. Jude Gourmet Luncheon and Bike-A-Thon is Saturday, Nov. 9, with proceeds again benefiting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The luncheon returns to the grounds of Temple Beth Israel from noon to 2 p.m. More than two dozen of the area’s finest restaurants will be participating. Luncheon tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the event. Tickets are available at The Longboat Observer office. For other ticket locations or luncheon information, call 387-9519. For information on the Bike-A-Thon, call 383-6595.

On the same date ... The Longbeach Village Association will hold its annual clean-up morning. It will be a great way to work up an appetite for the St. Jude Gourmet Luncheon. Volunteers can show up on Broadway at 8:30 a.m. Michael Drake will be on hand to assign tasks.

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Natives run wild in ‘jungle’ BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Members of the Code Enforcement Board voted to postpone a decision on a violation at their Oct. 14 meeting, until they could verify that the “jungle” on Yardarm Lane was eradicated. Native plants and weeds grew out of control at 571 Yardarm Lane in July. The problem persisted until the second week of October, when Code Enforcement Officer Tony Sapuppo revisited the property. “It was still a jungle,” he said. “What a growing season you had,” said the landscaper of the property, Dewy Hollister. Hollister’s plan was to use plants native to

Rituals proclaimed ‘berserk’

Longboat Key on the property, thereby reducing the need for herbicides and irrigation. But the property’s caretaker is not familiar with native plants. So he did not know how to remove the weeds without harming the other plant life, Hollister said. At one point, plants reached into the street and snaked down into a canal. Board member Martin Taylor said a natural look can be beautiful, “but natural not tended to can be as ugly as anything.” Hollister said he came as quickly as he could to instruct the caretaker on how to remove the weeds properly. “In the 11th hour,” pointed out Chairman Thomas Fuorry. Hollister said he removed all but a few of

the weeds in the back of the property. The board voted unanimously to continue the matter until the next meeting and have Sapuppo check on the property. Fuorry asked Sapuppo whether the property had been a problem in the past. Sapuppo did not recall having a problem there. Fuorry told Hollister if he were found to be in compliance, he would probably be left with a warning that the next time a fine of up to $500 a day would start accruing from day one of the violation. In other business, the board learned that another violation concerning overgrown weeds on North Shore Road had been resolved. ❑

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Beware of Broadway burglar Those who park at the Broadway beach access are advised to keep an eye on their valuables. At 1:41 p.m. Oct. 13, a thief smashed a truck’s window there and stole a backpack containing a credit card and $100. Two days earlier, a man from the Village told police his bicycle was nearly stolen from 100 Broadway, by a boy who looked to be about 17 years old. The boy noticed the man watching him and got away in a silver car. And, a woman’s purse was pilfered from the area while she was swimming Oct. 10. Deputy Chief Martin Sharkey said the thefts are not unusual for this time of year and there is no indication that they are connected. Police are investigating.


Longboat Key residents have a busy calendar in October. The town declared the week of Oct. 6 “Fire Prevention Week.” Oct. 13 to 19 is “The University of South Florida First Sarasota/Manatee Week.” And Mayor John Redgrave signed an undated, ongoing proclamation Oct. 7, creating “A Community Commitment to Action: Building Better Futures Free of Substance Abuse.” The trio of proclamations read during the Oct. 7 Town Commission meeting led Commissioner Hal Lenobel to question their purpose. “I think we’re going a little berserk with proclamations,” Lenobel said. “I don’t see the necessity for it.” Lenobel mentioned the USF proclamation in particular. It contains 337 words extolling the virtues of higher education and USF. One sentence endorsed by the town reads: “USF Sarasota/Manatee is the public university for the residents of Sarasota and Manatee counties, and is located conveniently at the county line adjacent to the Ringling Museum of Art and the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport at University of Parkway and U.S. 41.” Lenobel said he thinks USF is a marvelous institution, but he does not know why the Town Commission needs to proclaim it as such. “We have long enough meetings.” A proclamation for something specific, such as firefighter of the year, would be more useful, Lenobel said. “Explain to me, how does a proclamation come into being?” Lenobel asked Town Manager Bruce St. Denis at the end of the meeting. St. Denis said usually the town is approached by an organization trying to garner publicity for a cause. He said it is a free gesture that does not cost the town any money. Mayor John Redgrave pointed out that it could be worse — the city of Sarasota often spends more than an hour proclaiming this or that during meetings. Lenobel asked if anyone requesting a proclamation on Longboat Key has ever been turned down. St. Denis said he could not recall that happening. “Continue to do what you want, but don’t do it as much,” said Lenobel. From now on, every third proclamation will be rejected, joked St. Denis. ❑

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An overgrown mix of native vegetation and weeds on Yardarm Lane became an issue for the Code Enforcement Board.

Lynches languish behind sea grapes Town Manager Bruce St. Denis refused a request from Chris and Ethna Lynch to trim the sea grapes growing between Lynches Landing and the Gulf of Mexico. The sea grapes in the area are meant to protect turtles by blocking artificial light and it is against town rules to trim them without permission from St. Denis. St. Denis told the Lynches they are not the only ones who have asked for trimming permission, nor are they the only ones to be denied it. A request from the Beach Harbor Club was turned down in September. St. Denis said the primary concern is making sure the sea grapes grow high enough to protect turtles by 2003.


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Top: Browsers and shoppers; above: Nikki and Vida Bistling with wall hangings by April Davis

Parking spaces were at a premium on St. Armands Circle as a seemingly neverending stream of browsers and shoppers tried to weave their way around a maze of artists’ booths set up for the 14th annual St. Armands Art Show Oct. 12. ❑

Hobnob with politicos “Politics in the Park” promises to be an old-fashioned community political event — right down to the soapbox and the oompahpah band. The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce has renamed its annual Hob Nob event to reflect the change of venue and format. Sponsored by The Longboat Observer, “Politics in the Park” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the pavilion in Joan M. Durante Park, 5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Longboat Key and area residents are invited to hobnob with town of Longboat Key commis-

sioners and department heads, Sarasota and Manatee County elected officials and state and congressional representatives. Those attending will also have the opportunity to hear candidates for office give a short (30 seconds to one minute) soapbox speech. Chamber President Gail Loefgren has planned an Oktoberfest theme for “Politics in the Park,” which includes an oompah-pah band, food and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 for chamber members; $25 for nonmembers. Reservations can be made by calling the chamber office at 387-9519. ❑

There will be a meeting of the Town Commission at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at SunTrust, 510 Bay Isles Road. Items on the agenda include: • A public hearing regarding the financing of reclaimed water. • A discussion of an agreement for the ongoing support of a skateboard park on Holmes Beach. • A report on the beach.

Bridge Tender Coming Attractions (Oct. 20 to 26) • The last of 10 pier caps will be completed • Half of the 300 cubic yards of concrete required for the sixth pier segment will be placed. In all, 70% of the pier segments are finished. • Erection of bridge segments, halted due to cracking, will begin again. Gil Waters • Seawall construction Seven of Ringling Causeway has begun at the east and Bridge’s 10 piers are already comwest abutment. pleted. The remaining three, shown above, need cast-in-place Traffic impacts deck segments and one flared top. • Trucks and heavy This work continues and is expectequipment will be entering ed to be complete in December. and exiting the highway. Meanwhile PCL Constructors conThe speed limit remains tinue meetings with Florida 30 mph for worker safety. Department of Transportation to • Boaters should stay in agree on a bridge deck installation the main channel and be plan that eliminates microscopic aware of barges, which will hairline cracking along the prebe close to the channel. cast segments of bridge deck.



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That may be true on paper. But in reality, the land is vacant now. Building 12 units would obviously have more of an impact than nothing. “So we’re going from no use to some use,” said board member Carl Karsh. In effect, having 12 more units than there are now would violate the intent expressed by the voters when they passed the density law in 1984, said Planning Board Chairman Jerry Lee. “What is there is the written word,” said Furen. Intent is not a valid basis for a legal decision, laws are, Furen said. The fact is that the property does not work for commercial purposes and the town must allow residences to make the land “viable,” he argued. Lee asked Persson whether the zoning change would set a precedent for other properties in the Bay Isles Planned Development. “I don’t see a ripple effect from this application,” said Persson. Betty Blair, who said she spoke for hundreds of PIC members, disagreed: “We are urging you not to rezone this property.” Blair said legalese aside, approving the switch for Einisman would set a precedent for other commercial property owners. “They can all see those dollar signs,” she said. Green said he could envision the town’s upcoming referendum on zoning failing, because voters will feel the board abused their trust. He also suggested town staff is “bending over backwards” to meet the needs of developers by using technicalities.

But Moore insisted that a mixeduse development would not work on Broadway, because it is too far from Gulf of Mexico Drive to draw customers. Board member Bob Diamant agreed that the property is not a good commercial area, because it is “off the beaten path.” And he does not believe Moore will combine his property with the neighboring Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, to create a piece of land large enough to be eligible for the mixed-use zone. Diamant proposed that Moore, and a few others who own property situated in residential areas away from Gulf of Mexico Drive, be given the option of becoming residentially zoned. The option would be included in the mixed-use referendum, so voters would make the final decision on the matter in March. “This is troublesome to me, because we are contorting to take care of one piece of land,” said board

member Lee Rothenberg. “Whenever you carve out exceptions, you’re asking for trouble eventually.” Giving certain commercial properties a residential option would be “spot zoning,” he said. Planning Zoning and Building Director Jill Jeglie said all who met the criteria would be allowed to go residential. So it would not be spot zoning. Moore said his restaurant creates parking problems and other points of contention for the neighborhood. It makes sense to rezone his property, because it is not part of the town’s commercial corridor, he said. “I’m not going anywhere for a while. But give us the option.” The board unanimously voted to have language drafted to allow the residential option. The board also decided that tourism uses, such as a motel, will not be allowed in the new mixed-use zone; nor will the zone allow additional height for architectural perks such as clock towers, the board decided. But language to allow kiosks will be considered. ❑

Furen urged the board to “disregard the rhetoric.” Board member Joan Webster, who is also president of PIC, said she is troubled by the request. “I think this increases density ... We like the island the way it is.” Besides, the property could be needed in the future for something other than condos, Webster said. It is situated in a prime commercial area and across the street from Town Hall. Perhaps the location would be ideal for a reclaimed water facility, she said. “We could use that site.”

Board member Ray Metz said Einisman’s marketing consultant found the property to be a “big flop” for commercial purposes — four years ago. The land is surrounded by other businesses and is not easily visible from the road. “Nothing has changed,” said Metz. Drohlich made a motion to approve the zoning change. Metz seconded it. The measure passed by a 5 to 3 vote. Board members Michael Drake, Fred Rickard and Webster voted against it. The commission will make a final decision in November. ❑

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Colony celebrates Stone Crab Festival BY EMILY WALSH Staff Writer

The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort is ready to celebrate the return of stone crab season. For the 13th year, the Colony will host the Stone Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival to kick off the season for the seafood delicacy. The festival begins Thursday, Oct. 31 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 3. During this festive weekend some of the nation’s leading chefs and vintners join guests for evening events, culinary demonstrations and wine tastings — all set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico. This year the participating chefs include Chef Shawn McClain of Spring in Chicago; Chef Vincent Nattress of Roux in St.

Helena, Calif.; Chef Michelle Bernstein of Azul in Miami; Chef Michael Kramer of McCrady’s in Charleston, S.C.; Chef Kerry Heffernan of Eleven Madison Park in New York City; and this year’s alumni chef, Chef Fabrizio Aielli of Teatro Goldoni in Washington, D.C. And on the roster for the winemakers are vintners Javier Schoendorff of Osborne y Cia; Marc Mondavi of Charles Krug; Cristina MarianiMay of Castello Banfi Vintners; Ken Volk of EQUUS; Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat;

Glenn Salva of Atlas Peak Vineyard; and Michael Terrien of Acacia Vineyards. Reservations are available for the Tasting on the Beach and the Chef’s Gala Collaborative Dinner. The Tasting on the Beach will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, under a tent on the beach. Each participating chef serves his or her specialty seafood dish, while winemakers pour selected wines that complement the culinary creations. While noshing on Tempura Stone Crab Claw with knuckle

ceviche and Key lime aioli, dance to tropical music and watch a live mermaid swimming in the pool. Tickets are $150 (plus tax). The Chef’s Gala Collaborative Dinner will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Colony Dining Room with a ticket price of $195 (plus tax). A seven-course, elegant dinner is created by guest chefs and the Colony’s culinary team and served with carefully chosen wines by visiting vintners as the culminating event. This final evening also includes music and dancing. To make reservations for individual events for the Stone Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival, contact Therese Rice, 383-6464, Ext. 2901. ❑

Longboat Key out of options for traffic control? BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

“Do we have anything in place to improve traffic just on Longboat Key in season?” asked Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough at the Oct. 7 Town Commission meeting. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis said there are no new plans to ease traffic on the Key. “What can we do?” asked Whatmough. “We’ve done about the most you can do to facilitate traffic,” replied St. Denis. But new plans are progressing for roads north and south of Longboat Key. Bradenton Beach officials heard about a “no-brainer” traffic solution for their island recently — a one-lane roundabout at Cortez and State Road 789. The roundabout was one of 11 evaluated by the consulting firm Alternative Street Designs. The Metropolitan Planning

Organization, a traffic authority comprised of area officials, asked the firm to consider how well roundabouts would work in each of the chosen locations. A roundabout at U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue in Sarasota is also on the list of locations. The firm placed the roundabouts into three categories: “no-brainers,” those that would have to be part of a larger network and those that would provide a “gateway” at an intersection. The proposal to replace the three-way intersection at the west end of Cortez Bridge with a roundabout, “was in the no-brainer class,” said Keith Drake. He is a principal planner for MPO and was the one who presented the idea to Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Committee Oct. 8. The rounded road would reduce accidents,

because cars would not be speeding through an intersection to beat a red light, Drake explained. Also, stoplights are dangerous because they can go out in a storm he said, whereas a roundabout cannot. Critics complain that motorists will not know how to navigate the roundabout, Drake said. Now that the MPO has evaluated the roundabouts, it is up to the cities to decide whether they are wanted. Bradenton Beach would have to find funding for the construction and maintenance of the new roundabout, Drake said. The Bradenton Beach City Commission will discuss the matter Oct. 17. “We’re looking at any possibility for a way to ease the traffic flow through Bradenton Beach,” said Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Mollie Sandberg.

Asked what she thinks of putting a roundabout at Cortez, she said, “I think probably there’re some pros and cons.” Longboat Key Commissioner Jim Patterson is more interested in the plans for a roundabout and other changes to the intersection of U.S. 41 and Gulfstream. “What they’re looking to do is change the character of downtown,” said St. Denis. “They can’t do it without the agreement of the federal government and state DOT.” The commission decided to invite representatives from Sarasota to the next workshop on Oct. 17, to discuss traffic plans. Sarasota City Engineer Dennis Daughters said the evaluation of the Sarasota roundabout will become part of a larger study of “downtown mobility,” which will be presented to the city commission in about 12 months. ❑

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Park named in memory of Longboat resident It was just eight years ago that James Durante made the first installment of a donation, that would total $1 million, to the town of Longboat Key for a park named in memory of his wife, Joan. Lushly landscaped with native and exotic plants, Joan M. Durante Park is today a favorite site for community gatherings. Although the town has dropped “Community” from the name, it still appears on the entrance sign. The woman for whom the park is named loved Longboat and was prominent in national and local charities. She also served the Key by typing the weekly “If You Were the Judge” column her husband wrote in longhand for The Longboat Observer. (He still writes his columns in longhand, and Joan Durante is missed.) In 1992, after losing his 59-year-old wife to cancer, Jim looked about for a living memorial to her. Because of Joan’s love for the theater, Jim considered a donation to the Asolo Theatre or the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in her name. It was Ralph Hunter, then publisher of The Longboat Observer, who suggested funding a new park on Longboat Key. At that time, the town was pondering the best use for the bayfront tract at 5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive, which had come into public ownership in 1981 as part of a transfer-of-density-for-land deal. The Town Commission had passed a transfer of density ordinance in 1980 and developer Jerry Ansel sought to build an additional 75 condominium units at his 25-acre Park Shore project (The Water Club today). Ansel offered to trade six parcels of land for increased density on the Gulf. Among the parcels were 5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive and an adjacent beach easement. The Ansel deal triggered the Great Density Debate of

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the 1980s regarding highrise condominiums on the Key. Quick Point Nature Preserve also came into public ownership through a transfer-of-density-forland deal with Arvida. Buildout on Longboat has defused the density/openspace issue, at least for the time being. Durante Park was dedicated in 1995. The town Joan M. Durante, late wife of removed the fishing camp attorney-author James P. cabins that stood on the Durante, is shown in a paintsite and invasive exotic ing by local artist Nat Krate. plants, such as Australian pine and Brazilian pepper. The Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens support ongoing wetland restoration. Today Durante Park has expanded to 32 acres of wildlife habitats that surround Gulf Bay Road and its residences and abut the North Longboat fire station and new police station. Shell paths and boardwalk trails lead through native upland hammock, salt marsh and mangrove forest lining the bayshore. A color-illustrated brochure, available from the town, defines the park as a wetland restoration private/public partnership that serves to enhance and restore one of the few remaining vacant island properties on Longboat Key. Twenty some years ago, Ansel and his representatives were correct in their prediction that the value of such “silences in the architectural noise” along Gulf of Mexico Drive would grow as the town approaches buildout. ❑

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Following its establishment in 1994, the Joan M. Durante community park underwent extensive wetland restoration, some ongoing. Vegetation planted along the banks of this tidal lagoon eight years ago covers the area today.



Kiwanis club observes changing of guard BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

Hal Lenobel was installed as new president of the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key at a dinner meeting held Oct. 8 at The Longboat Key Center for The Arts. Also installed were Ron Johnson, presidentelect; Vince DeLisi, vice president; Jeremy Whatmaugh, secretary; and Bob Dawson, treasurer. Kiwanis Lt. Governor Jo Rita Stevens swore in the new officers. Pins of appreciation were awarded to outgoing officers. Although there was no formal program, pianist Bill Buchman presented a medley of songs during the cocktail hour. The event chairman was Ron Johnson. ❑

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President Hal Lenobel and outgoing President Cee Edmundson

Photos by Dora Walters

Marilyn Bezner, Marie DeLisi and Hazel Lenobel

Betty and William Swanson

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Our View

Party labels fit the candidates Anyone who makes the effort to run for public office deserves a salute. Rather than sit in the peanut gallery or in the editor’s chair casting criticisms, candidates running for office in the Nov. 5 election all decided to try to do something about the system. For their courage and convictions, they deserve admiration. But thank goodness they all won’t get elected. We’d really be in trouble. After interviews with some of the candidates, reading responses to questionnaires and listening to their comments at public forums, we’ve concluded all the candidates named in the accompanying box are appropriately labeled by their party designation. If, for instance, you drew a horizontal scale, starting at the left with those whose philosophy is rooted in an activist government, redistribution of wealth and heavy taxation for social engineering (those would be the Democrats, of course), then you moved to the center, where the philosophy favors less government and lower taxation but still a patriarchic government (those would be the Republicans), and finally to the right, where the philosophy is rooted in individual freedom, capitalism and the Jeffersonian principle of the best government is the one that governs least (the Libertarians), you wouldn’t need to know much about each of the candidates running for the Florida House and Senate districts representing Longboat Key and the surrounding communities. You could vote by party label and pretty much get what we described above. Take Senate District 21 candidate C.J. Czaia, the Democrat who is running against state Rep. Mike Bennett, Republican. In his answer to a Sarasota Herald-Tribune question about state funding for elderly, Czaia clearly stated the philosophical bent he would take to Tallahassee if elected: “Funding, funding and funding!” Czaia said. “We are in the midst of a financial crisis. We must bring more money into state government. It can come from the federal government, closing tax loopholes, whatever it takes to find the money.” Now that’s a Democrat. Then there’s Democrat Arlene Sweeting, who is running for Florida House District 68 against Republican Bill Galvano and Libertarian James Donald Wallace. Their district, among other places, includes north Longboat Key. Asked her position on school vouchers, Sweeting wrote: “We need to stop taking public money and putting it into private hands that are unaccountable.” And yet Sweeting opposes the FCAT tests because, she says, they are used “as a means of grading schools.” In other words, it seems, Sweeting says: 1) only the state should decide where your child should be educated; and 2) while she alleges private schools are not accountable, she is also saying public schools should not be held accountable for individual student performance. Sweeting, by the way, supports the constitutional amendment to limit class sizes (although she has said, “I am concerned about the cost of this measure”) and says we need to invest more in public education and raise teacher salaries. If restricted to proposing one bill in the Legislature, Sweeting told The Longboat Observer she would “address the escalating costs of prescription drugs.” Of course she, too, is a Democrat who puts the state above the individual. In contrast, there’s William D. Van Allen Jr., the Libertarian candidate for Florida House District 69, now held by incumbent Donna Clarke. In true Libertarian fash-

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FLORIDA SENATE, HOUSE Florida Senate District 21 Mike Bennett, Republican C.J. Czaia, Democrat Mike Bennett, Republican. He has served two years in the House. If elected, he’ll be one of the rising leaders and a strong voice for this region. Owner of an electrical contracting firm, Bennett understands the effects of regulation and taxation on working families. He’s an advocate for freedom but is growing increasingly moderate.

Florida Senate District 23 Lisa Carlton, Republican Lawrence Milford, Democrat Lisa Carlton, Republican incumbent. If re-elected, Carlton will be a senior member of the upper chamber. Carlton has served two terms in the House and one in the Senate. She is well respected in the State House and has good pedigree (mentored by retired state Rep. James Lombard of Sarasota and Sen. John McKay of Bradenton). Becoming centrist, but good for the region.

Florida House District 68 Bill Galvano, Republican Arlene Sweeting, Democrat James Donald Wallace, Libertarian Bill Galvano, Bradenton Republican. While regular

readers of this page would expect us to support James Donald Wallace, the Libertarian, Wallace hasn’t proven to be a serious candidate. Galvano is. A Bradenton landuse lawyer, Galvano is running for the first time. Youthful, enthusiastic and attuned to the issues, Galvano is far more of an advocate of limited government than his other opponent, Arlene Sweeting. If elected, keep your eyes on Galvano. He’ll have the opportunity to show how cream rises to the top.

Florida House District 69 Donna Clarke, Republican Ken Shelin, Democrat William D. Van Allen Jr., Libertarian Conventional wisdom will bow to incumbent Donna Clarke. She is committed to serving her district well; she breathes the job; she understands the issues; she’ll be a Republican Party loyalist — all to the good. Shelin is a good thinker, but too much of an altruistic government man. But the candidate who talks the most sense is Libertarian William D. Van Allen Jr., former musician and a sales manager for The Jungle. It would be refreshing to see and hear a Libertarian on the House floor advocating individual freedom. Go with Van Allen if you have the conviction to stand for the founding principles. But if you’re part of the moderate mainstream machine, Clarke is a predictable centrist.

ion, Van Allen advocates a free-market approach: “Water,” he writes, “like any natural resource, should trade at its market value rather than at some governmentally set price. If government didn’t have a stranglehold on our water supply, real shortages would be much less likely. A true scarcity would drive up price, while competition would serve to keep prices down. Higher prices would maximize conservation and encourage the development of new sources of water, such as desalination. I would support legislation that divests state control of water resources and does not create a monopoly.” Asked whether the state government should continue to buy environmentally sensitive land, Van Allen simply stated: “The state should not own land. Land is a resource like any other, and is much more effectively managed by private entities with a financial stake in preserving the quality and value of the resource than by government employees with sovereign immunity against prosecution for mismanagement.” Are Floridians over-taxed, under-taxed or taxed just right? Van Allen: “Obviously, they are over-taxed.” Spoken like a Libertarian — simple, common sense. Perhaps the two opponents who may be closest in their public policy philosophies, though they likely would disagree with this, are incumbent Rep. Donna Clarke and Democrat challenger Ken Shelin. They are running with Van Allen for the House District 69 seat, which encompasses the southern half of Longboat Key. Clarke professes a philosophy that advocates “for ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government and potentially reduce the tax burden on our hard working fam-

ilies and seniors.” Note the word “potentially.” She’s apparently not sure. This is Government Light, the model of today’s Republicanism. If Clarke is re-elected, District 69 voters can feel certain that Clarke will remain in step with the Republican-led Legislature — meaning she will be careful to avoid new taxes; yet our state government still will be quite active in social and economic engineering. Shelin, on the other hand, when asked whether Floridians are over-taxed, under-taxed or taxed just right, says: “It would be tough to convince anyone that he was taxed just right, including me. But, I think you have to balance your societal needs against the services being provided.” In other words, Shelin, like Clarke, recognizes that taxation is heavy and probably would prefer that it were less, but he is drawn to the left by a philosophical view that Americans are servants to society at large, not individuals left to their own pursuits of life, liberty and happiness. To his credit, Shelin is a thinking candidate. He has analyzed many of the issues and has a balanced approach to most of them. He understands government, having spent more than 30 years as a chief investigator in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He has also become known in Sarasota circles for his work as president of the St. Armands Residents Association and chairman of the city of Sarasota Planning Board. But the drawback to Shelin is the view through his glasses. He, like Clarke, sees the need for an activist government, but one that is even more active than the government Clarke sees. That’s why Shelin is running as a Democrat. The party labels work. The voters’ choices are quite clear.

sell more to customers being asked to reduce their usage of power, if they had had the power available to sell to those about to be disconnected from the system, and if their cost of generating that additional power did not exceed the prevailing price of power, they would have had every reason to generate and sell that additional power, for doing so would have meant added profits in their pockets. The only circumstances in which a business will not be ready — indeed, eager — to do an additional business is if it is physically unable to do so because it lacks the necessary physical means of doing so, or because the costs it incurs in doing so exceed the additional sales revenue it will receive. Precisely these are the reasons the power companies did not supply more power than they did on the days that brownouts or blackouts occurred. To an important extent, they were physically unable to supply more power.

The claim that power companies are responsible for power shortages, or for the supply of power being less than it would otherwise have been, is clearly absurd. The making and acceptance of such a claim should be taken as clear evidence of profound ignorance, irrespective of the public position, social status or number and level of academic degrees held by those concerned. If a newspaper or television station reports such a claim as fact, one must question its ability to report the news. If a politician or public official reports such a claim as fact, one must question his fitness to hold public office. If a teacher or professor, or even Nobel Prize-winner, reports such a claim as fact, one must question his credentials and the credentials of those who awarded them to him. George Reisman, professor of economics Pepperdine University


California’s power outages The California Public Utilities Commission, with the enthusiastic agreement of leading politicians and the uncritical acceptance of the press and the other media, has announced that the cause of California’s numerous electricpower blackouts of recent years was the deliberate, malicious withholding of the use of available power-generation capacity by the major power-producing companies. These companies, we are told, had sufficient unused generating capacity available to more than meet the excess of quantity of power demanded over the amount actually generated, but they deliberately chose not to use it because of their greed for profits … If the power companies had had the power available to




My view

Mobility study? Make that immobility In response to your Sept. 12 article “Sarasota studies U.S. 41 slowdown” and to the very insightful letter to the editor from Betty Blair on the same topic. Blair is right on the money with her criticism of “bubble head” Mary Quillin, the one and the same Mary Quillin who fought so long against the new Ringling Bridge that it wound up costing taxpayers more than double the original estimate. With commissioners like her, it’s a wonder anything gets moved along that could be called real progress. The U.S. 41 slowdown is another glaring example of bureaucratic ineptitude. Might as well bring back the horse and buggy because that’s all that U.S. 41 would be able to handle after the slowdown. Where are the heads of these commissioners? Aren’t they aware of how much new construction has taken place in just the last two years in Sarasota, especially along the bayfront? Every effort should be made to speed up traffic and not slow it down. The city of Sarasota makes a lot of money from real estate and sales taxes paid by Longboat Key residents and tourists who are the prime users of that interchange which takes them southbound. The new resi-

dents of the Ritz-Carlton, Beau Ciel, Renaissance, etc., will also become prime users as they make their way southbound to the shopping malls and restaurants. To impede their way is just plain idiotic. People do not use Route 301 as a substitute now, because traffic doesn’t move as quickly and it’s not as pretty a drive. If this “slowdown” becomes a reality, Route 301 will become even more impassable. Just think about rush hour and high season. Yikes! By the way, we can add Dennis Daughters’ name to the growing list of “bubble heads” for his astute comments mentioned in the same article. In fact, let’s make a list of “bubble heads” and keep it current as this process of the “downtown mobility study” (more like “immobility”) unfolds. Another movement that Longboat Key residents should really begin considering in all seriousness, what with all the Ringling Bridge construction legal battles and now this traffic “slowdown” fiasco, is to secede from Sarasota and, for that matter, Manatee counties. Your paper has touched on the concept of forming our own county. The time has come where we need to develop this thought fur-

Letters to


If you would like to send us your comments, please write, e-mail or fax one of the following addresses: Box 8100, Longboat Key, FL 34228; e-mail:; fax: 3837193. Please include your name and phone number. The Longboat Observer will print all letters to the editor if it feels they are of general interest, but only if the letter is signed and the author’s street address and phone number are given. The editor reserves the right to condense letters.

Keep it clean (Editor’s note: Diane Corrigan is the executive director of St. Armands Circle Association.) Dear Ms. Corrigan: I read with interest The Longboat Observer article on the “St. Armands Circle plans for the season.” The events sound great. As a part-time resident of Longboat Key and a big fan of St. Armands Circle, I do urge you to improve the sidewalk housekeeping and landscape maintenance in front of the shops. The accumulation of sidewalk gum, ice cream spills, dirty trash cans and landscape weeds really detract from the customer experience. I head a major theme-park resort in Orlando and I know how important this detail is to customer satisfaction and repeat visitation. I suggest that you and the association members take a tour periodically to spruce things up. Thanks and have a great season. Robert K. Gault Jr. Longboat Key

Alternative site for weddings Dear Editor, The Longboat Observer’s lead story in Sept. 26th issue raises a legal question: Are beach weddings lawful? To avoid legal friction and entanglements (avoidance is good), an alternative site for the once-in-a-lifetime event (hopefully) is suggested — Joan M. Durante Park. Many such alliances have occurred in the park over the years. Not a scintilla of evidence has been presented to establish a failed marriage there. Hence, it must be assumed that the unions have been blessed with a proper beginning. The wedlock ceremonies occur either in the cathedral-like pavilion or at the park’s mountain top (7-foot elevation). The guests at the gatherings have been adorned from formal attire to motorcycle garb. They share one ingredient — joy. Those considering making the most

important decision should think about the park for the happening. All is free. The witnesses, including strolling strangers, need not bring presents. A non-premium insurance policy, assuring happiness is offered to the united pair by the residents of our Camelot island. Jim Durante Longboat Key

Reconsider recommendation Dear Editor: Your recommendation for a “No” vote on Amendment 6 (smoke-free workplace) does not address the health and welfare of the majority of Florida citizenry. You stated that people can decide for themselves whether or not to work in an environment where there is secondhand smoke. This is not realistic. Many, if not most, people are limited in their choice of employment. An unhealthy work environment should be a concern of government. Why should secondhand smoke be treated any differently than asbestos in the workplace? Both have lethal consequences. Most restaurants where smoking is allowed do not adequately protect their nonsmoking patrons. Other places such as bowling alleys offer no protection. Please reconsider your recommendation on Amendment 6. Walter and Gyneth Charney Longboat Key

Sign up customers first Dear Editor: Let me understand: Are we paying our engineering consultants to assist us in structuring a deal with Sarasota, whereby we will help pay to create ASR wells under Sarasota, and pay Sarasota to purchase the 2.5 million gallons of reclaimed water on each day that our prospective clients do not use the reclaimed water for which we are contracting with Sarasota, and then store this reclaimed water under Sarasota? (And, perhaps, be able to recapture that portion of the reclaimed water we paid for, which is

ther. We would be more prosperous on our own with far less taxation. Think about it. How many school children reside on Longboat Key that we cannot afford to pay directly for their education? How many criminals do we have that we could not pay other cities to hold and to prosecute? Who would not sell Longboat Key water at the market price? Sarasota and Manatee counties receive far more in benefits from us than we receive from them in services. To slow down our going to and from Sarasota, first with the delay of the new Ringling Bridge and now with an impending U.S. 41 slowdown, tells me they want our money but will give nothing in return. Enough already. If they want to continue to shaft us, let’s get out. It’s high time we hit them where it hurts — in their wallets. Let them beg us to spend money in their towns by showing us they care. We have the resources to provide for our own needs. Our taxes then will stay where they belong. With us. Milan V. Adrian is a resident of Longboat Key.

not further polluted through this process.) And what will this add to the projected costs? The following is excerpted from your Oct. 9 edition: “St. Denis submitted a chart to the city showing the peak demands on Longboat Key, which he would hope to meet by using ASR. According to the chart, Longboat residents use as many as 3.61 million gallons of water a day for irrigation in May. The rest of the year, the water use is lower, but never drops below 2.5 million gallons a day. “ Does this really evidence that the irrigation use of water by residents on Longboat Key “never drops below 2.5 million gallons a day?” May I, respectfully, see the charts for each and every day during this monsoon season we have just experienced? How much actually came directly from their own wells, and what was the cost to the “residents” for the irrigation water they used? And is there the possibility that some “residents” are just ignoring the current water restrictions which limit watering, even from wells, to only one day a week (odd numbers on Sundays — even numbers on Tuesdays)? Do I have the right to suspect ingenuousness in this chart and these statistics? Notwithstanding the fact that the article also reported: “The commission did not press St. Denis for further detail.” I have a question, “Why not?” As a taxpayer, I again beg that the commission first sign up customers to fully underwrite this reclaimed water exercise, and then proceed with our town manager’s proposal. As promised prior to the election, the town, at large, should not have to bear this burden. If our more vocal residents who cannot tolerate less verdant landscaping during this cyclical drought period of our weather environment threaten us with deserting our oasis, let them. I’ll help pay their moving expenses. It’s cheaper than humoring them. I compliment and applaud the commission’s action in enhancing out town manager’s compensation. After all, he is responsible for getting us services for our taxes, and a great deal of money is involved, and he deserves to be well paid. But, it sadly reminds me of the story about the galley slaves at the end of a long voyage on a Roman cruise ship, deciding on how much they should tip the whipper! Bradford Saivetz, P.E. Longboat Key

A taxing story Dear Editor: After reading the two articles on taxes Sept. 19 and 26, we thought we would share our tax story with you and the read-

ers. We have been residents of Florida for 20 years and until we moved to Longboat Key four months ago we lived in Palm Harbor in the same house, and we had homestead exemption. When we started to look on Longboat Key approximately six months ago, we were excited to find the home we now own. The Realtor provided us with information on the property, including the taxes. We were excited because they were much lower than we were then paying on our former much larger home. We did comment to the Realtor how low the taxes were and he agreed that they were in fact low. Prior to the closing on our new home we received correspondence from a law firm in Sarasota, which stated that the taxes would, in fact, be almost double to what we believed they would be. We contacted the Realtor who said that when a property is sold it is immediately reassessed on the new value. This I know is true. However, on checking back on the original information the Realtor had presented to us, he had, in fact, given us outdated information published prior to the previous owners owning the house. To conclude, now we can’t even claim homestead exemption until 2004. Where is the justice? Valerie and Peter Mellor Longboat Key

Canal questions (Editor’s note: This letter also was an open letter to Longboat Key commissioners and town administrator.) Dear Editor: The dredging of certain, not all, canals on Longboat Key raises some serious questions that I feel deserve candid answers: 1. Do the property owners along the canals have riparian rights? 2. Is Betty Blair correct that the canals are part of the town’s infrastructure? 3. If the answer to question No. 2 is “yes,” why wasn’t this major expenditure presented as a referendum to the voters? 4. Further, if these expenditures are legitimate, why wasn’t the cost of it prorated like the beach renourishment project? (One of the commissioners, when questioned, said: “We thought of that.”) 5. Is Michael Lendrihas correct that canal dredging should be compared with the tennis center? This begs the question: Can all citizens use the canals as they can the tennis center? I think not as I doubt we can moor our boats in the canals. 6. Will there be future maintenance and monitoring of the canals and at what anticipated costs? Richard R. Williams Longboat Key


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

Oct. 1 2:25 p.m. — 500 block Bay Isles Parkway. Suspicious vehicle. Subjects seen driving erratically were found in pharmacy. Police noted subjects’ slurred speech but made no arrest because erratic driving was not seen by officer firsthand. Subjects received ride home from family. 3:55 p.m. — 6800 block Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Larceny. Store clerk said gang of four elderly women made off with several sweaters without paying. 4:36 p.m. — 600 block Norton Street. Property damage. Subject’s truck dented by construction vehicle. 8:25 p.m. — 4900 block GMD. Suspicious person. Police are searching for man known as Doctor Don, because he watches the crotches of women sleeping in their swimsuits. 11:25 p.m. — 300 block North Shore Road. Code enforcement. Subjects warned for parking at beach after hours.

Oct. 2 7:18 a.m. — 2800 block GMD. Burglary. Subject said his apartment was broken into while he was on a business trip and $4,400 is missing from his shoe. Police noted that there was no forced entry and that other valuable items were not taken. 12:24 p.m. — 6000 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject warned for speeding. 5:06 p.m. — GMD at General Harris


NEWS Street. Traffic violation. Subject cited for driving with expired tag.

Oct. 3

Cops’ Corner Scorecard Noises Construction Parties Strange Fireworks

Vehicular Occurrences 12 7 4 0

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

7:30 a.m. — 1600 block GMD. Fire. Power was shut off to building and it was evacuated after smoke was spotted coming from laundry room. Fire department found no fire and is investigating cause of smoke. 9:46 a.m. — 4000 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject arrested for operating with suspended license. 4:50 p.m. — 300 block Longboat Club Road. Fraud. Subject tried to use someone else’s name to enter fitness center. It didn’t work out. 4:59 p.m. — 400 block GMD. Property damage. Subject entered car wash and her windshield shattered. She was not injured. 7:58 p.m. — 500 block Bay Isles Parkway. Suspicious person. Subject walking back and forth in parking lot said he was looking for a hat he lost a week ago.

subject had left town.

Oct. 4

Oct. 5

7:01 a.m. — 3000 block Grand Bay Boulevard. Noisy disturbance. Subject complained of work conducted early in the morning. Worker’s boss apologized, but said work had to be done. 12:09 p.m. — 4000 block GMD. Traffic accident. Subject cited for backing his car into another car in parking lot. 12:35 p.m. — 2800 block GMD. Assist. Police thought man wanted for failure to pay child support was living on Longboat Key. He was not, because he had been evicted for failure to pay rent. 2:24 p.m. — 2600 block GMD. Sex offense. Subject said while she was on beach she looked up and saw man, with his penis exposed, holding a disposable camera. She called police, but the man left in a gray car. Police later stopped a man matching her description, driving a gray car and found him to be a registered sex offender. Man could not be positively identified because

2:58 a.m. — 3300 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject cited for speeding after passing sobriety test. 8:59 a.m. — 5500 block GMD. Traffic violation. Police pulled subject over because he had tag in rear window. Subject said he felt he was pulled over because he is black. Police discovered the tag did not belong on subject’s car, it belonged on his mother’s vehicle, which was repossessed. Subject also had suspended license. Arrested. 4:05 p.m. — 600 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject warned for speeding. 4:30 p.m. — 2400 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject arrested on warrant for driving with suspended license. 7 p.m. — 100 block Broadway. Larceny. Subject said backpack containing $50 was taken from his unlocked car. Subject believes couple he saw smoking to be culprits, because car smelled of smoke. 8:25 p.m. — 100 block GMD. Code

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

5 1 14 3 1

High Crimes Burglaries Drug arrests Larceny Trespassing Vandalism Warrant arrests

15 14 29 21 16 18

7 45 25 29 1 124

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

6 1 13 18 1 3 1

Only on Longboat Jacuzzi near-drowning 1

Lost and found people 0 Beach nudity 0 Code violations 116 Personality conflict 39 Superglued doors 1 Nipple Pinching 2 Picking toenails 0 Elvis sightings 0 Explicit Speedos 2 Anthrax anxieties 4 Pet peeves 0 Crossdresser crossing 1 Soda overdose 1 False teeth flinging 1 *Statistics represent the reports published in Cops’ Corner yearto-date. They are not the official number of calls handled by the police.

enforcement. Subject warned for having beer and dog in park. 9:06 p.m. — 600 block Broadway. Highway obstruction. Police had a construction trailer towed because it was unmarked and sticking out into the road in a poorly lit area. 10:22 p.m. — 3100 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject arrested for driving with suspended license.

Oct. 6 1:59 p.m. — GMD at Tarawitt Drive. Traffic violation. Subject arrested for speeding with no license in car belonging to his girlfriend, who filed battery charges against him earlier in the day. 7:10 p.m. — 4400 block Exeter Drive. Abandoned 911 call. Police responded to abandoned 911 call and found intoxicated man with sober woman. Both appeared to be OK and neither would admit to making the call. 11:23 p.m. — 100 block Broadway. Code enforcement. Subject warned for having dog on beach. ❑


Jan Schneider for U.S. Congress Bill McBride for Governor Buddy Dyer for Attorney General David Nelson for Com. of Agri.






To get a prescription drug plan which is covered by Medicare

To prevent this President from stealing from Congress the sole power to declare war

To maintain our constitutional requirement for separation of church and state




To revitalize our staggering economy, and plummeting stock market and clean out the corporate crooks

To prevent the Bushs from allowing their corporate funders to sabotage our environment

To remove Bush administrative restrictions on stem cell research




To improve Florida public education, ranked one of the worst in the USA

To protect our civil rights, women’s rights, minority rights, labor union rights

To have a Rep. in congress that has 25 years legal and legislative experience in Washington JAN SCHNEIDER






If you were the judge

Do lawyers advance interests of justice? “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” But that was said by a Shakespeare character who lacked respect for the law. Nevertheless, the negative belief, not quite so severe, resides among many. The frenzy generated by the big tobacco cases is largely responsible for unfavorable thoughts toward lawyers. Those suits resulted in settlements and judgments totaling the staggering sum of $246 billion. That money has ignited new litigation against other industries, including drug manufacturers, paint makers, healthcare providers and other enterprises. It is estimated that in one year, attorneys’ fees totaled $30 billion. It is not surprising that the largest contributor to the Democratic Party in the last election was the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA). The terse comment of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is appropriate that the new legal system has turned many ordinary lawyers into “overnight millionaires.” A case often cited as disturbing as an injustice in the administration of justice is a Mississippi action. The Magnolia State long has been established as a favorite for “forum shopping,” where plaintiffs are not only treated favorably but bounteously. To illustrate: Three firms, including the Halliburton company (formerly headed by Vice President Dick Cheney), were ordered to pay $25 million apiece to six plaintiffs for asbestos-related claims. The shocker is that none of the plaintiffs ever were sick and they “have not missed a day of work in their lives.” What was the asserted justification for the award? “They stood increased chance of getting sick.” One defendant is fighting back at what it perceives as a gross injustice. GAF Material Corp., once the largest U.S. roofing material manufacturer, was forced into bankruptcy because of the avalanche of claims against it. The company


sued three law firms, charging them with egregious wrongdoings. The plaintiff alleges that those attorneys threatened to crush any company that urged asbestos tort reform. Among other charges in the complaint are that doctors working with those lawyers were retained to read X-rays favorably for the clients of those counselors. It is further charged that those medical physicians received sexual favors from employees of the three law firms, including their paralegals and secretaries. The defendant law firms deny the material allegation contained in the complaint but there appears, it is claimed, a “smoking gun” that details certain damaging facts to the defendant contained in a paper prepared by the defendants. It significantly states that all clients should testify in a certain manner regardless of their actual experiences. In spite of all of the above, lawyers offer meaningful defenses. Stephen Gillers, law professor, asserts that “they

perform an important service in vindicating claims of injured persons and in pressuring manufacturers from distributing defective products.” It should be noted also that states have been the recipients of the awards. Florida is among the leaders, thus lessening the taxpayers’ burden. The Sept. 11 events have altered the legal scene. President George W. Bush intervened promptly to prevent lawsuits that would deny essential vaccine. He issued an executive order protecting the drug makers from money damages. And as readers of this column may recall, the ATLA has called for a moratorium on lawsuits arising from the terrorists attack. A volunteer group has been organized to give free legal advice. (Source: U.S. News and World Report, Dec. 17, 2001.) James Durante, a Longboat Key resident, is a retired member of the New York Bar. ❑


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CITY SKYLINE & DIRECT BAY VIEWS Relaxed elegance, artistic style and design from 2-story Bird Key home. High ceilings & master on 1st floor, terra cotta terrace enfold pool and spa. Privacy enhanced by tropical foliage. $3,285,000. Judy & Bill Nimz, 951-6660 or 374-0196. #219584

GATED WATERFRONT ESTATE IN HARBOR ACRES Majestic Mediterranean residence on 3/4-acre of manicured grounds. Superb in every way. Deep sailboat water on protected yacht basin. A Sotheby's listing. $4,500,000. Jenifer Schwell, 388-4447 or 383-3209. #223133

TRANSCENDING THE EXTRAORDINARY, this 4 level masterpiece of architectural detail exudes elegant New Orleans/French influence. Finest beach & Gulf views, dramatic staircases, birdcage-style elevator, fireplaces, master suite & vanishing edge pool create an incredible haven. $16,750,000. Kim & Michael Ogilvie, 951-6660 or 923-0373. #226876

REMARKABLE REFINEMENT Magical Gulf front home exudes casual elegance in desirable Lido Shores. Splendid family home full of style with lush landscaping, pool & fireplace. $5,250,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #226640 ST. ARMANDS BAYFRONT Warm, elegant & dramatic traditional European-style with beautiful detailing. $4,500,000. Barbara C. Dumbaugh, 388-4447 or 350-3743. #217393 BEACHFRONT JEWEL Six BRs & over 6,600 sq. ft. with sweeping beach & Gulf views. Volume ceilings, granite counters & separate guest apartment. $3,360,000. Jo Ann Thorpe, 388-4447 or 349-7583. #226239 LUXURIOUSLY APPOINTED GULF FRONT Arlington unit in Water Club with much-coveted warm southwestern exposure & world-class clubhouse & fitness center. A Sotheby's listing. $3,299,900. Richard B. Perlman, 3837591 or 387-8880. #214026 BAY ISLES FINEST Priced below appraisal. Gorgeous Mediterranean with contemporary flair. Four ensuite BRs, wine cellar, extensive marble deck, pool & 50' dock. $2,795,000. Jenifer Schwell, 388-4447 or 383-3209. #210360 THE BEST VIEWS IN THE BEST BUILDING on Longboat Key. Unbelievably unique 6th floor unit at Regent Place with designer touches, custom kitchen and 2 parking spaces. $2,700,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0800. #221515 FABULOUS NEW CONSTRUCTION with bay & city views. High ceiling in living room, family room with entertainment wall, media room, new seawall & dock, & private beach access. $2,699,000. Mary Ann Dabney, 388-4447 or 350-9806. #224881 PRESTIGIOUS WATERFRONT HOME located in the Bay Isles section, offers wonderful water view & 200' seawall. Four BR home was completely renovated & remodeled in 1997. $2,495,000. Klaus Lang, 383-7591 or 320-1223. #216507 CHARMING MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE residence has been newly renovated. Offers wide water views, dock and lift. $2,249,000. Ann Martin, 388-4447 or 953-7717. #221486 VILLA DI LANCIA Beautifully decorated, direct Gulf front, 3BR condominium with gorgeous built-ins and all the right finishes. $1,850,000. Michael Moulton, 383-7591 or 928-3559. #222278 YOUR DREAM HOME AWAITS YOU Mediterranean-style townhouse at Island Court. Tropical lagoon pool with waterfall, and boat dock behind home. Vast bayou & bay views, just steps to Gulf beach. $1,650,000. Maruta Miluns, 383-7591 or 374-9702. #220451 SPARKLING, NEWLY RENOVATED HOME Perfect for swimming or boating, boat dock & lift located on canal. Four BRs, kitchen, 2-car garage & numerous extras. $1,349,000. Derrick Bhayat, 388-4447 or 504-9785. #209142 HIDEAWAY BAY Build your dream home in a private enclave on protected bayou with deepwater dock. $1,000,000. Saint Cacchiotti & Gail Wittig, 383-7591 or 387-0533. #221460 TREMENDOUS VALUE 'BEHIND THE GATES' Great open plan with 3 ensuite BRs. 2,870 sq. ft. with huge balconies & garage. Panoramic Gulf & golf views. $950,000. Marilyn S. Brown, 388-4447 or 377-6215. #224424 GORGEOUS SANCTUARY 'WALK-DOWN' Two BR plus den unit is just steps to the beach, Gulf & pool. Wood floors, built-ins & behind the Longboat Key Club gates. $899,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0800. #226585 A GREAT FLORIDA LIFESTYLE in a wonderful, active community. Caged pool & lanai area with southern exposure is great for entertaining or relaxing. $450,000. Craig and Steve Abbott, 383-7591 or 302-0686. #226128 IMAGINE A CONDO near the bay, with tropical vegetation & golf course views in a maintenance-free, gated community. Newly painted 3BR with large formal dining area. $399,900. Helen Larson, 3837591or 350-1916. #216747 TROPICAL HIDEAWAY Large estate lot faces Longboat Pass on the north bayfront of Jewfish Key, a beautiful 38-acre island between Longboat Key & Anna Maria Island. $325,000. Joan Bergstrom, 383-7591 or 383-1301. #223558 OVERLOOKING POOL & GARDENS Beautiful villa condo with new kitchen, office, screened porch & view of bayou. Watch sunsets at the best beach on Longboat Key. $239,000. Maruta Miluns, 383-7591 or 374-9702. #226098

– SIESTA KEY – SIESTA KEY - DEEP BOATING WATER Elegant 4/5BR home on Robert's Bay with elevator, 3 fireplaces, guest quarters & covered boathouse. Custom detail throughout. $2,350,000. Maria Beck, 951-6660 or 356-0063. #226447 DEEPWATER BOATING COMMUNITY with private dock in a tropical setting. Remodeled 3-level home with an all-new kitchen and numerous upgrades. $859,000. Sheldon Paley, 388-4447 or 356-1857. #221520 SOMERSET CAY - MODEL NOW OPEN Elegant waterfront lifestyle with poolside cabanas & boat slips. Only 17 luxury condominium residences with outstanding floor plans of up to 2,558 square feet with semi-private elevators. Preview our Robb & Stucky model featuring fine furnishings from The Tommy Bahama Collection. From the $800,000s. Jeff Granston and Patricia Landsberg, 312-0146 or 312-9242. RARE GULF-FRONT CONDO with boat dockage on private south end of Siesta Key. Breathtaking views of the Gulf & miles of white, sandy beach. $599,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #213322



Beau Ciel BEAU CIEL AT BOULEVARD OF THE ARTS delights the senses with dramatic views of Sarasota Bay and the city lights. 44 luxurious residences of 2,300 to 4,600 square feet, Beau Ciel resides in the heart of Sarasota's cultural arts district. Priced from the $800,000s. Nancy Betty & Nell Leffel, 955-3034 & 866-442-6636. DELIGHTFUL, TOTALLY RENOVATED Siesta Key 3BR home with 2-car garage is only 200 yards to the beach. $469,900. Pam DeMarie and Connie Lyke, 951-6660. #226532 TROPICAL SOUTH SIESTA Three BR home with fireplace, circular staircase, Mexican tile floor, large open kitchen & great decking for outdoor entertaining. $399,000. Karen Chandler and Bill Hackett, 349-3444 or 366-7107. #225525

– MAINLAND – THE PALAIS at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota with nearly 5,000 sq. ft. of unparalleled luxury. Superbly furnished west corner penthouse affords breathtaking panorama. $7,950,000. Terri Derr & Ken Torrington, 383-7591 or 356-6694. #217571 REMARKABLE REFINEMENT on 2+ acres on Sarasota Bay with stunning views, 7,450+/- sq. ft. of elegant living & a separate guest apartment. A Sotheby's listing. $4,395,000. Susan Mitchell, 951-6660 or 780-5085. #226517 HARBOR ACRES BAYFRONT ESTATE The biggest bay views from this family home that lives casually, yet entertains grandly. Expansive lawns, majestic oaks, rare quality & value. $4,295,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #226252 HARBOR ACRES BOATING Marvelous & completely furnished 4BR home with 4,200 sq. ft. of class & custom perfection. Great neighborhood, close to downtown & hospital. $2,895,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0800. #221185 BEST VIEWS IN TOWN This bayfront point property offers a spectacular 4BR home with 180-degree water views, pool, spa & fishing pier. $2,400,000. Marcia Salkin & Paulene Soublis, 388-4447 or 356-0203. #226608 VISTA BAY POINT Enjoy glorious sunsets over the bay on Golden Gate Point. 17 exclusive residences, one per floor, 3,000 and 3,317 square feet, feature 3 bedroom suites plus den and expansive entertaining deck with aboveground pool. $870,000 to $1,850,000. Carolyn Cowgill, 302-8000. THE ULTIMATE IN OAKS II Transformed by one of Sarasota's leading design firms. Fabulous open plan, chef's kitchen with Viking appliances & master suite with private terrace. $1,600,000. Scott George, 966-8000. #226664 THE TOWER RESIDENCES AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, SARASOTA Experience the old-world grandeur & legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton. 80 residences of luxurious living ranging from 2,800 square feet to 5,300 for a glorious penthouse. Priced from $1,000,000+. Debbie Bahr & Joan Dickinson, 364-8884 & 951-6650. SOUTHPOINTE SHORES Large 3BR plus den family home with community boat dock, numerous upgrades & pool on large lot. $550,000. Tracy DeRamo, 349-3444 or 266-3004. #226412 ONE WORD: FABULOUS describes this 2BR all new, clean, open & bright unit with views from every room across bay, islands and out into the Gulf. Finest appointments throughout, in perfect central location. $495,000. Dick Lewis, 388-4447 or 355-3580. #215094 HIDDEN OAKS NORTH Wonderful, spacious 4BR plus den family pool home with wood floors & designer carpets is nestled amidst lush tropical landscaping. $495,000. Jan Bradley, 951-6660. #226184 EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY courtyard & pool home with state-of-the-art kitchen, French doors & separate guest suite on lakefront lot. $495,000. Sharon Straw, 951-6660. #226792 'OLD SPANISH REVIVAL' built in the tradition of early Sarasota. Open plan on main level, custom kitchen, hand crafted entry door, wood staircase & wrought iron railings. $489,000. Carolyn Collins, 951-6660 or 320-0722. #226498 TOTALLY REMODELED IN 2001 Marble floors, new appliances, designer kitchen & light, open floor plan. Just one home from bay corner lot in elegant older neighborhood. $485,000. Tom R. Delaney, 388-4447 or 387-3990. #226115 PRESTIGIOUS CHEROKEE PARK Pristinely maintained home with updated kitchen & new master BR in most desirable West of Trail neighborhood. Close to restaurants & shopping. $479,900. Jane Mooney, 388-4447 or 416-3354. #223975

BAY PLAZA-10TH FLOOR, 2BR corner unit with sunset & bay views. Extensively renovated throughout with new kitchen. Near downtown. 24 hr. concierge & valet. $469,000. Michael Moulton, 383-7591 or 928-3559. #206515 NATURAL EXTERIOR - STRIKING INTERIOR Located on a peaceful bayou of South Creek with access to the bay. Three BR pool home with large living & dining rooms, & cozy family room. $465,000. Elaine DeVito, 966-8000 or 374-7119. #225066 PRESTANCIA IN PALMER RANCH Rarely available, maintenance-free home in Villa Fiore. Three BRs, pool & spa with golf course views. High ceilings, 2,700 sq. ft., light & bright. $445,000. Wayne and Penny Sanders, 966-8000 or 923-5895. #223376 CHARM & SOPHISTICATION describe this decorator's West of the Trail gem. Located on a street with many newer upscale homes. Perfect as is, or room for expansion & pool. $439,000. Peter Salefsky, 383-7591 or 724-5107. #223962 STUNNING DOWNTOWN BAY VIEWS from Longboat to Siesta. Beautifully remodeled with Plantation shutters, designer tile, built-ins & granite counter in kitchen. $425,000. Donald Geikie, 951-6660 or 921-3962. #226193 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Great home in the excellent boating community of Southbay overlooks green park-like space. Split plan with updated kitchen, covered lanai & pool/spa. $395,000. Linda Driggs, 951-6660 or 922-1459. #226582 DOWNTOWN KEY WEST-STYLE brand new 3BR with great room plan & family room plus loft. Enjoy quiet nights on your front porch with swing & privacy fencing. $339,000. John T. McMahon, 951-6660 or 953-3393. #226496 BEAUTIFUL LANDINGS TREEHOUSE Updated 3BR residence in movein condition. Light & bright with numerous extras & tennis membership available. $329,900. Pam DeMarie & Connie Lyke, 951-6660. #226607 NEW KEY WEST HOME Three/4BR, 2,195 sq. ft. home, just minutes to Pineview in picture perfect setting. $318,000. Damon and Gaia Goldman, 951-6660 or 587-4935. #224686 PERFECT STARTER IN WONDERFUL LOCATION Two/3BR bungalowstyle home with granite kitchen, oak floors, fireplace, vaulted ceilings & full of charm. $309,900. Marianne LeBar, 951-6660 or 650-0337. #224226 SMALL ISLAND with canopy of trees, only 10 minutes to the beach. Secluded 3BR home is perfect for ultimate privacy. $269,900. Jack & Jo James, 388-4447 or 928-3175. #225538 LONGWOOD RUN Lovely 3/4BR has vaulted ceilings, spacious master & oversized screened lanai with solar heated pool. $259,000. Judi Summers, 951-6660 or 302-3238. #226426 GOLF COURSE VIEWS from 2BR villa with membership included in beautiful Heritage Oaks. $249,000. Rick Hughes, 951-6660 or 341-0646. #226057 JOHNSON ESTATES a beautiful homesite offering a tranquil setting on a quiet street in the Oyster Bay area. A great value in a highly sought-after neighborhood. $229,000. Carolyn Collins, 951-6660 or 320-0722. #226822 NESTLED AMONG MATURE OAKS you'll enjoy the privacy of this beautiful neighborhood. 2,000 sq. ft. home offers separate dining room, family room, eat-in kitchen & attached garage. $220,000. Judy Beck, 383-7591 or 320-2825. #226580 PALM AIRE VILLA Almost new 2BR plus den with 2-car garage. Great culde-sac location with preserve and lake views. Gated community with pool. $212,000. Stan Haidl and Peter Salefsky, 383-7591 or 724-3000. #220829 THE RENAISSANCE OF SARASOTA. City living, Sarasota style, with all the amenities. Walk to the Van Wezel and downtown. Enjoy bay and city views. Decorated 1, 2 & 3 bedroom models open daily. $160,000s to $500,000s+. Karen Wall, Martina Coppenrath & Eric Massey, 951-6660 & 955-2955.

MAINLAND BOATING RETREAT Gated enclave surrounds this spacious home with 4 suites plus optional quarters for live-in help. Private boat basin & 5-car garage. $1,895,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #225395

A VIRTUAL PARADISE surrounded on 3 sides by TPC golf course. Over 12,000 sq. ft. of elegant design. Exquisitely crafted with quality materials, incorporating state-of-the-art technologies. A Sotheby's listing. $3,000,000. Suzan Cromwell, 388-4447 or 376-7766. #202503

- ENGLEWOOD, ISLANDS S ULTIMATE PRIVACY & CASUAL ELEGANCE Two-acre Gulf to bay estate with 4 exquisite interconnected living pavilions surrounding the pool/courtyard. A tropical paradise. A Sotheby's listing. $6,500,000. Terri Healey & T.J. Rosenblatt, 966-8000 or 320-0389. #226642

– BRADENTON – EL CONQUISTADOR Beautiful, open bay views of Sarasota skyline & Longboat Key await the owners of this custom home in a prestigious tennis/golf community. $895,000. Steve and Liz Parsloe, 349-3444 or 342-8336. #226677 MAGNIFICENT BAYFRONT ESTATE on 1.2 acres, located directly on Terra Ceia Bay. Gated entrance with long circular driveway leads to this wonderful, open Key West-style home. $629,000. Thomas Heimann, 383-7591 or 447-7338. #226856 PRIVATE 5-ACRE COUNTRY ESTATE with gardens & large mature oaks surrounding this lovely 3BR home. Wood-burning fireplace, pool, fishing pond & guest cottage. $380,000. Kathy Simonds, 383-7591 or 350-5292. #226714 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY located on the Gulf of Mexico. Two BR condo with numerous amenities including heated pool/sauna, lighted tennis court & covered parking. $375,000. Karin Stephan, 383-7591 or 504-4435. #216219

MAGNIFICENT 18TH CENTURY CASTLE presides over 2.5 waterfront acres along the Rhine River in Germany. Fine old-world elegance pervades the renovated luxury inn, with state-of-the-art kitchen, 3 restaurants, guest rooms & wine cellar. $2,900,000. Karin Stephan & Thomas Heimann, 383-7591 or 504-4435.$2,900,000.

– EAST COUNTY – SADDLE CREEK COUNTRY LIVING Picturesque 5-acre property in convenient Saddle Creek. Custom-built 5BR family home with office, playroom & pool. $495,000. Marcia Salkin & Paulene Soublis, 388-4447 or 356-0203.

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Medically speaking

Diabetes Type II affects 15 million Although it would appear that diabetes is a very simple disease involving an elevated blood sugar, experience proves otherwise. Uncontrolled diabetes is a very serious disease because it causes an early occurrence of high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. Diabetes is also associated with an abnormal fat metabolism resulting in high cholesterol and the deposition of fatty substances in the blood vessels in the eyes, nerves and in the kidneys resulting in blindness, nerve damage and kidney disease. Diabetes, a disease that was recorded in ancient history, was actually named by the Greeks: “dai” meaning through, and “betes” to go. This aptly describes the character of the disease, which produces high levels of sugar in the blood and urine resulting in the passing of large amounts of urine and increased thirst. It was not until 1920 that it was discovered that these symptoms were due to a lack of insulin, a hormone that is produced in the pancreas. This hormone regulates the level of blood sugar in the body, removes excess blood sugar and also facilitates the transport of sugar which is metabolized in the tissues. Diabetes is caused by a high blood sugar that lacks insulin control. In 1959, diabetes was separated into two types, Type I and Type II diabetes. Type I is treatable only with injected insulin while Type II could be managed with diet and drugs. The line known between the two types is now blurred, because with the variety of medications today, Type I may also receive oral medication and Type II may use injected insulin to stabilize the blood sugar. Type II is 20 times greater in incidence than Type I. This article will deal with Type II diabetes and Type I will be discussed at a later date. Type II diabetes is known to affect 15 million middleaged and older Americans and there are probably many more cases that are unreported. Genetic predisposition causes 95% of all diabetes while the other 5% is due to infections, obesity, pregnancy, hyperthyroidism and drug reactions. Occasionally, in addition to its normally present-

ing symptoms of urination and thirst, an unhealed sore or sudden changes in vision or weight will herald the disease in someone who has had undiagnosed diabetes for some time. Normally, following the ingestion of a meal, the beta cells of the pancreas are stimulated by nerves and chemical activators, producing amounts of insulin that will reduce the blood sugar to normal within a two-hour period. If the insulin production is insufficient, an elevated blood sugar will remain in the circulation and when that level exceeds a certain concentration, the sugar will be excreted into the urine. As large amounts of sugar are transferred to the kidneys, the urine volume is increased by dilution with body water resulting dehydration and profound thirst. In some cases of diabetes, there is a surplus of insulin production but the insulin is unable to promote the entrance of sugar into the tissues. This may be due to an autoimmune mechanism or to some other metabolic process that prevents insulin from functioning properly. These defects in insulin function are genetically influenced and are found in certain racial groups. In most cases the onset of diabetes is clear and a simple blood test conformation is all that is required to start treatment immediately. In those individuals without symptoms but with a diabetic family history, it would be useful to have their physician check their blood sugar regularly.


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Your Dental Health Brushing your teeth, preferably twice daily, is the most important thing you can do to preserve your teeth, When purchasing a toothbrush, choose one with soft bristles that have rounded ends. Hard bristles can wear away enamel, as can a “death grip” on your toothbrush. With this in mind, use a light grip when brushing. If the bristles become splayed after a month of use, it is indication that you are exerting too much pressure. It is also important to take your time, being sure to brush all surfaces. Each tooth has at least four surfaces (front, back, and both sides), while molars have a fifth surface. A thorough brushing requires at least two to three minutes

Treatment may begin with changes in diet, lifestyle and weight reduction, but in most instances medication is required to reduce the blood sugar to more normal conditions. Most individuals will respond to the oral medications but in other cases, it may be necessary to use injected insulin as an adjunct agent. Presently, there are six different classes of oral medications and combinations used, which operate in a number of ways to reduce the elevated blood sugar. Some stimulate the release of insulin from the pancreas and increase the insulin utilization in both muscles and fat tissue. Other drugs also reduce the release of sugar from the liver and inhibit carbohydrate breakdown, the source of sugar, in the intestine. Achieving a normal blood sugar is the goal of diabetic therapy and it important that a constant control of the blood sugar is necessary. Studies have shown that most all of the diabetic-devastating complications involving other organ systems may be avoided or reduced when this normalcy is attained. Prevention or a delayed onset of diabetes in persons having a family history of diabetes is possible by maintaining a normal weight, regular exercise and a sensible reduction of carbohydrates in the diet.

“Osteoporosis” Laura Ottaviani, D.O. Tuesday, November 12, 2002 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Blake Medical Center Dolphin/ Pelican Room 2020 59th Street West, Bradenton For More Information, 798-6545

Free Screening “Legs For Life” Screening for Peripheral Vascular Disease Wednesday, November 6, 2002 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Blake Medical Center 2020 59th Street West, Bradenton RSVP Required, 798-6545

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“The Marriage of the Heart & Lungs” Lawrence Friedman, M.D. Tuesday, November 12, 2002 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM Blake Medical Center Dolphin/Pelican Room 2020 59th Street West, Bradenton For More Information, 795-2583


Health Happenings On the Key Flu Shots — will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy (Centre Shops), 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Cost is $18 and free to Medicare Part B cardholders. Appointments, 387-9880. Flu Shots — will be administered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, and from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Longboat Key Publix. Flu shots are $20 and pneumonia and tetanus shots are $25. Details, 3832471. CPR, AED, Fire Extinguisher Classes — are offered to residents, condos and businesses of Longboat Key by the Longboat Key Fire/Rescue. Free. Schedule, 316-1944. The Education Center — offers health and wellness programs at 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The new schedule brochures are available for pick up. Details, 383-8811. •••••••

“Advances In Breast Cancer Treatment” Lecture — will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Waldemere Auditorium, first floor, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. RSVP, 917-7777. Memory Screenings — will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 18, at Cabot Reserve On The Green, 4450 Eighth St., Sarasota. Free. By appointment only; schedule by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday prior. Details, 377-3131. “Circle of Hope” — will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, on St. Armands Circle. More than 54 business will participate by donating monies to The



Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Details, 1-877-506-6927.

“Hormone Replacement Therapy: A Boon or a Boondoggle for Women? Answer to Your Questions” Lecture — will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Doctors Hospital Auditorium, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. RSVP, 1-888-6851596. “There Is Nothing Like A Breast: Breast Cancer Awareness Month” — Diane Crag Chechik, local author and breast cancer survivor, will speak at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Jack Geldbart Auditorium, Selby Public Library, Sarasota. Free. Details, 8611100. “Are You Having Trouble Breathing?” Lecture — covering standards of care for pulmonary medicine and community resources that are available, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Senior Friendship Centers Center for Healthy Aging, 1990 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Free. Details, 556-3215. Arthritis Education Forum — is offered by the Arthritis Foundation from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Holiday-Inn Riverfront, Bradenton. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. Physical and occupational therapists, nurses, social workers and students will receive CEU credit for attending. Cost is $60. Details, 739-2729. “Exploring the Benefits of Successful Aging” — lecture series will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at The Glenridge, Palmer Ranch Information Center, 8590 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota. Speaker Richard Ambrosius will share positive lessons. Details, 1-888-999-4536.

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Diabetes Education — “Overview” series will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Center for Healthy Aging. Cost is $10. Details, 955-2122, Ext. 1165. Building Self-Esteem — session will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. RSVP, 366-1700. Hip Screening — will be conducted from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Doctors Hospital Outpatient Rehab Services, Suite 110, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. RSVP, 1-888-685-1596. “The Latest Research in Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Treatment” Meeting — will be held by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 23, at The Community of Christ Church, 5817 33rd St. E., Bradenton. Janice Kenny, 795-1900. Flu Shots — will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Center for Healthy Aging, 1900 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Cost is $15 and free for Medicare Part B insurance carriers. Details, 556-3237. Hearing Screening — will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Deaf Service Center, 5104 14th St. W., Bradenton. Free. Appointments, 758-2539. “Train the Trainer” Workshops — will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Senior Friendship Centers Center for Healthy Aging, 1990 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Learn and share life skills, like managing stress, giving and receiving support and taking care of physical needs. Free. Details, 556-3215. “Get the Facts About Cataracts” Lecture — will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Doctors Hospital Auditorium, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. RSVP, 1888-685-1596. Third annual Community Caregiving Forum — will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Senior Friendship Center’s Center for Healthy Aging, 1990 Brother Geenen Way. Mirian Lacher, 9171779. “Life and Health After Breast Cancer” Lecture — will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Waldemere Auditorium, first floor, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. RSVP, 917-7777. Annual Ultimate Dive for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at Southpointe BMW. Participants are invited to test drive one of the specially marked BMWs. In return, for every mile test-driven, BMW donates $1 to

Lighthouse Walk-a-Thon Fund-raiser — will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, from Manatee Community College Campus, Bradenton. Pledges requested. Register with LaRetta, 359-1404. Sarasota/Manatee American Heart Walk — will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at Siesta Key Beach. Festivities begin at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Register, 9274997. “Living With Shoulder Pain? Don’t!” — treatment protocol for return to activity lecture will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Doctors Hospital Auditorium, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. RSVP, 1-888-685-1596. Diabetes Management — “Diabetes and Exercise, Part 2” program with Ralph Sibbio, SCS and personal trainer, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Sarasota Memorial’s Diabetes Treatment Services, Room 4D, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail. RSVP, 917-7777. Foot and Ankle Screening — will be conducted from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Doctors Hospital Outpatient Rehab Services, Suite 110, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. RSVP, 1-888-685-1596. Skin Cancer Screening — will be conducted from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Doctors Hospital Outpatient Rehab Services, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. RSVP, 1-888-685-1596. Smoking Cessation Program — will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 2, at Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Medical Building. First 45 minutes of the program are free and if the participant feels comfortable with the program, then there is a one-time fee of $55. Details, 1-800-848-2822. Weight Reduction Program — will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota, 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Medical Building. First 45 minutes of the program are free and if the participant feels comfortable with the program, then there is a one-time fee of $55. Details, 1-800-848-2822. “Walk with the Medicine Woman” — with Executive Director Meg Lowman will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Mansion at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The cost is $15 and $20. RSVP, 366-5731, Ext. 239. ❑

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the Komen Foundation and the fight against breast cancer. In addition, at each Ultimate Drive™ event, a community resident is honored for his or her work in the fight against breast cancer. An BMW M5 autographed by Madonna is an added attraction. Details, 1-800-462-9273.



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

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Strategic Planning for Small Business — Longboat Key of Chamber Commerce event presented by Coaching Vision will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Chamber Office. RSVP, 387-9519. “Circle of Hope” — will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, on St. Armands Circle. More than 54 business will participate by donating monies to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Details, 1-877-506-6927. Volunteer Coffee — learn about Mote Marine volunteer opportunities from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 22, at its Martin-Selby Education Center. RSVP with Andrea Davis, 388-4441, Ext. 438. Longboat Key Republican Club Luncheon — featuring Katherine Harris, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at

Sarasota Yacht Club. Maureen, 383-1039.

Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce “Politics In The Park” — will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Joan M. Durante Park. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Event will feature food, cash bar and live music. Details, 3879519. Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key — meets for breakfast meetings at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. Details, 383-5050. Rotary Club of Longboat Key — meets for lunch at 12:15 p.m. Fridays at Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort. Cost for visiting Rotarians and guests is $12. Marilyn Bezner, 387-0706. The Education Center — located at 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, offers a variety of classes. Schedule brochures are available for pick up. Cost varies. Details, 383-8811. 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

Wine Tasting — of eight small vineyard wines with complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Simply Gourmet will be held from 6

to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Vinjavagar at Bridgewalk, 110 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Cost is $15. RSVP, 782-1120. Duplicate Bridge — games, 0 to 300 points, are held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays at In-Between Bridge Club, Town & Country Plaza. Details, 365-7875. 13th annual Haunted House! — will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 201 Second St. N., Old Fire Station, Bradenton Beach. Admission is $4 adults, $2 children. Details, 741-3900. Island Bayfest — will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, on Pine Avenue, between Crescent and the Bay, Anna Maria. Featuring restaurants, arts, children’s play area and live music. MaryAnn Brockman, 779-9412. “Afternoon Potpourri: Is It Antique?” — will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Cost is $5. RSVP, 366-1700.

Harvest Yard Sale — benefiting Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Inc. of Sarasota, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1426 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Details, 953-7800. 51st annual Orchid Show — will be hosted by the Sarasota Orchid Society from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Sarasota

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Quilt Show — will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Manatee Convention and Civic Center. Free admission. Details, 722-3244. Spaying and Neutering — of feral cats free of charge will be conducted Sunday, Oct. 20, at St. Francis Animal Rescue. No-cost and low-cost spaying and neutering also will be conducted Friday, Oct. 18, Bucko’s, 1923 Myrtle St., Sarasota; Thursday, Oct. 24, at Animal Services, 5407 Pinkney Ave., Sarasota. Details, 957-1955, Ext. 5. Mah Jongg Madness & More — will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Temple Sinai Social Hall, 1802 Kenilworth Ave., Sarasota. Details, 924-1802.

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Municipal Auditorium. Details, 954-4165. RV and Camping Show — will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Manatee Convention and Civic Center. Admission is $2 and free for children younger than 16. Details, 722-3244. “Pieces for Peace” — a community quiltmaking project sponsored by Rising Tide International showing support for the Peacemakers Community in Jerusalem continues 7:30 p.m. Mondays through November at Rising Tide International. All are welcome. Raphaella, 929-9413.

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Scarecrow Festival 2002 — will be held at Historic Spanish Point, 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey. Oct. 20: Scarecrows at Sunset Preview Party, 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21: annual meeting and prize presentations. Oct. 21 to 25: scarecrow viewing. Oct. 26 and 27: scarecrow festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details, 966-5214. “Who’s Pushing Your Buttons and Why?” Program — will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Cost is $5. RSVP, 366-1700. “That’s A Wrap!” Cooking Demonstration — will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Florida House Learning Center. Cost is $5. RSVP, 3161200. Car Wash — will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Hampton Inn-Airport, 5000 N. Tamiami Trail. Proceeds will benefit Great Kids! Inc. Details, 952-1821. Arlene Girls Musical Variety Show — will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Senior Friendship Centers, 1888 Brother Geenen

Way, Sarasota. Vicky, 556-3214.

Annual Bazaar — featuring arts and crafts, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Hellenic Cultural Community Center, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge, Road, Sarasota. Details, 355-2616. “Sponge Bob” Charity Breakfast — will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Coasters on the Water, 1500 Stickney Point. Cost is $6 adults and $4 for children, benefiting The March of Dimes and Make a Wish Foundation. RSVP, 9250300. Adopt A Pet — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20, at Gettel Supercenter, 3480 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. Web site: Photography Exhibition — presented by Suncoast Camera Club of Bradenton, is featured from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through Oct. 23 at the Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way. Free. Details, 955-2122. Scrabble Tournaments — are held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Beneva Park Club, Assisted Living Facility. Toby, 316-0151.

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sporting & outdoors

Peli-Boat — Educational morning tours are held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays; $5.25 to $10.50. Luncheon tours are held from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays; $7 to $20. Tours depart from the Holiday Inn Marina, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary, 388-4444. Seventh annual Solve Golf Classic — a four-person scramble with Stag and Mixed divisions, will be hosted by the Manasota Solve Inc. Friday, Oct. 18, at Lakewood Ranch & Country Club. Shotgun is at 1 p.m. Cost is $100 per person and $450 per foursome. Dinner-only guests can sign up for $40. Details, 962-0417, 748-0094. 13th annual Golf Tournament — benefiting Flanzer Jewish Community Center will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Misty Creek Country Club, 8954 Misty Creek Drive, Sarasota. Cost is $100. David Wayne, 378-5568, Ext. 209. Adult Basketball and Volleyball Games — play basketball from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and volleyball from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Cost is $2. Barbara Parkman, 778-3390; center, 778-1908. Golf Tournament — hosted by the Lincoln-Mercury Dealers Association and benefiting the American Lung Association’s State-Wide Asthma Camp, will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19, at the Legacy Golf Club, Lakewood Ranch. Pairings Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Tournament will tee-off at 10 a.m. Oct. 19. A sports celebrity will be paired with each four-player team to compete for the championship. Ladies Day will begin at 10 a.m., featuring a fashion show by Foxy Lady. Package costs $1,000 for a team of four. Details, 3775864.

American Littoral Society Outings — Sunset/Moonlight Kayak Trip on Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Point will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19; $20 and $25. Kayak the Peace River Estuary from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24; $25 and $30. John, 966-7308. Bayshore Bioquest at Baywalk will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19; $3 and $5. Ruth, 966-2297. The Sierra Club, Manatee-Sarasota Group, Outings — Manatee River Awareness Day II & Bridge of Boats will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Free. To RSVP boat spot or to volunteer, contact Ed at 747-7060. Celebrate Outings and Greenways Trail Month with a Mystery Hike at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Fee is $5. RSVP by Oct. 18 with Mary, 746-6563; Karen, 794-8773. Lido Beach Full Moon Beach Walk and Potluck Dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Meet at Lido Beach Pavilion. Donation is $5. Betsy, 922-9518. Leffis Key and Beer Can Island Field Trip — will be hosted by Manatee Audubon Society Wednesday, Oct. 23. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the key’s parking lot. Details, 7582929.

associations/ clubs

Green Party of Sarasota — will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at New College Campus in the Sudakoff Center. Wendy E. Gingerich, 955-6797, 266-4726. Sarasota Philatelic Society — will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Selby Public Library. Jack Harwood, 955-0208. Mangrove Coast Fly Fishers — will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oak St., Sarasota. Craig Morrison, 924-5859. Welcome Club of Sarasota — luncheon, featuring a fashion show by Chico’s, will be

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Guided Meditation — is held from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, 340 St. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Fee is $5. RSVP, 366-1700. “The History of Egypt” — a video lecture series will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Fruitville Public Library. RSVP, 861-2517. Music Appreciation Class — “Thoroughly Modern Music: will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at Theater Works, 1247 First St. Cost is $10 and $15. Jessica Brennan, 953-4410. Termites Program — Dr. Fred Santana, Sarasota County IPM Coordinator, will discus termite biology and behavior and their impact on homes from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Florida House Learning Center, 4600 Beneva Road, Sarasota. Free. RSVP, 316-1200. Computer Classes for Seniors — beginners, intermediate and Internet, are offered by the Neighbor Senior Services of Manatee for the novice user. Details, 758-9969. Anna Maria Island Community Center — offers classes for children and adults, including Muscles and MORE, pilates, creative dance and jazz dance. Schedule, 778-1908. Writer’s Workshops — are sponsored by Retired Educators and Professional Institute from 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Student Union Building 14, Room 146, Bradenton. Free. Details, 748-4647. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Classes — “Pond Design and Construction,” 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19; $25 and $35, plus $10 fee for materials. “Urban Tree Care,” 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22; $15 and $20. “Got Gourds?” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23; $30 and $40, plus $10 fee for materials. “EZ Orchids II,” 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23; $40 and $50. Connie Taylor, 366-5731, Ext. 239. Writing Your Personal/Family History Course — free and ongoing, is held at 1 p.m. Mondays at The Friendship Center, Sarasota. Details, 955-0530. “Landscaping With Native Plants” Class — will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Details, 7612866. Florida Fishing Class — will be held in five sessions from

Jewish Sunday School Program — registration is under way at Temple Beth El, 2209 75th St. W., Bradenton. Classes, held two Sundays a month, and will begin with a Sukkah Building Party Tuesday, Oct. 22. Rabbi Barbara Aiello, 792-0870. Yoga — is offered by the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Fee is $5. RSVP, 366-1700. Computer for Cowards — basic classes are held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. They will also be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21. Cost is $5. RSVP, 366-1700. Living Wills — learn all about them from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 18, at Senior Friendship Centers, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Vicky, 556-3214. Safe Boating Program — will be held from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 21 to Nov. 18, at Coast Guard Training Center, 1200 S. Harbor Drive, Venice. Registration will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Materials cost is $34 a person or $40 a couple. Details, 488-1900. ❑

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United Nations Association, Sarasota-Manatee Chapter — will celebrate 57th U.N. birthday Saturday, Oct. 19, at Michael’s On East. Andras Vamos-Goldman of the Canadian Mission to the United Nations will speak on “The International Criminal Court — To Threat To The United States.” Cost is $25 and $28. RSVP, 923-2108. Sears Florida West Coast Retirees Association — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Palm Aire Country Club, 5601 Country Club Way, Sarasota. Cost is $12.95. RSVP with Liz, 355-5010. Manatee Citizens for Off Leash Areas — will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at South County Library, 6081 26th St. W., Bradenton. Laurie Crawford, 755-3507. Sarasota Power Squadron — will meet for luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Forest Lakes Restaurants, 2401 Beneva Road, Sarasota. Details, 921-1545, 355-9671. Brandeis University National Women’s Committee — will host a docent-lead tour of the Rodin Exhibit at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Ringing Museum. It will be followed by a film showing and luncheon at the Banyan Café on the Museum grounds. Cost is $30. RSVP, 379-0204, 377-3831. WCR Toastmasters — will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, of each month at the Association of Realtors Building, 3590 Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Wendy Grassi, 9243079. Under-50 Women’s Mah Jongg Group — meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center, 582 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Bring your own Mah Jongg set and cards. Cost is $2. Audra Martin, 378-5569, Ext. 219, or Sarasota Evening Toastmasters — meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Terrace Building, corner of Ringling and U.S. 301, on the 10th floor. Wanda Loskot, 342-4203. Lunch Bunch — lunch group meeting focusing on stimulating topics meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. RSVP, 366-1700. Kabala Discussion Group — will meet from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Flanzer Jewish Community Center, 582 S. McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Details, 3785568,


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Arlene S. Cummings Arlene S. Cummings, 81, of Sarasota and formerly of Longboat Key, died Oct. 8. She was born June 9, 1921, in New York and moved here in 1985 from there. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cub Scouts Directorate for many years in Atlanta and Falls Church, Va. She volunteered as audiologist for Montgomery County schools in Maryland and for 20 years was an aide at the National Institutes of Health. She was a history major graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. Her survivors include her husband of 60 years, Martin; three sons, Steven of Longboat Key, Lee of Derwood, Md., and Stuart of Fairfax Station, Va.; a brother, Arnold Avrutine of Chicago; and a grandchild. A memorial service was held Oct. 13 at Plymouth Harbor Chapel, 700 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. National Cremation Society, Sarasota Chapter, was in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Meredith Johnson French Meredith Johnson French, 83, of Lido Key, died Oct. 9. She was born Nov. 21, 1918, in Brockton, Mass., and came to Lido Key in 1985 from Bristol, R.I. She retired as a travel agent at Pearson Travel and previously as manager of the AAA office in Providence, R.I. She was a graduate of Laselle College in Boston. She


OBITUARIES was a volunteer in the gift shop at Sarasota Memorial Hospital for 15 years. Her survivors include her daughter, Katharine Howe Keenan (Frederick) of Wilmington, N.C; and two granddaughters, Whitney Howe Keenan of Los Angeles and Emily Phillips Keenan of Charlotte, N.C. A celebration of her life was held Oct. 12 at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, St. Armands Key. Memorial donations may be made to the Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Auxiliary Tribute Fund, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239-3555; or to Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Bill Roberts Bill Roberts, 74, of Terra Ceia, died Oct. 9 in Manatee Memorial Hospital. He was born in Aripeka and came to Manatee County from Brooksville in 1940. He was a self-employed land surveyor. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. He was a 33rd Degree Mason and a member of the Cattleman’s Association, a life member of the Manatee County Fair Board and a past member of the Conquistadors and Ancient Free and Accepted Mason Manatee Lodge No. 31. He was a Protestant. His survivors include his wife, Kathryn; two daughters, Bettye Lowery of Palmetto and Sandra White of Bradenton; a sister, Bettye Boyer of Longboat Key; a brother, Wayne Roberts of Bradenton; and two grandchildren.

Services were held Oct. 14. Burial was held in Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Palmetto, 1021 Fifth St. W., Palmetto, FL 34221.

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Molly S. Geller Molly S. Geller, 91, of Sarasota, died Oct. 2. She was born Jan. 16, 1911, in New York. She retired as a college professor emeritus at Paterson State College in New Jersey. She received a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate from New York University. She was as a member of the Audubon Society, Humanist Society and National Organization for Women. Her survivors include her husband, Herman; two daughters, Isabelle Nalven of Longboat Key and Rosalind Gaston of Albany, Ga.; a son, Joseph of Boston; a sister, Beatrice Gross of Delray Beach; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Paramus, N.J. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, is in charge.

Elinor Lee Friedman Elinor Lee Friedman, 72, of Longboat Key, died Oct. 10. She was born March 26, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came here in 1987 from Manhasset, N.Y. She was retired. She was a member of North Shore Country Club, Glen Head, N.Y., and Longboat Key Club. Her survivors include four daughters and their husbands, Amy Friedman-Norton and David Norton of Olivebridge, N.Y., Betsy Friedman-Rorick and Baker Rorick of Bearsville, N.Y., Geri Friedman-Lyons and John Lyons of Ossining, N.Y., and Nancy Friedman-Herb and Peter Herb of New York; and four grandchildren, Colden, Madelyn, Meredith and Duncan. Her husband, Murry, preceded her in death. Services will not be held. National Cremation Society, Sarasota Chapter, was in charge of the arrangements.

Irving Paley Irving Paley, 79, of Longboat Key and Chestnut Hill, Mass., died Oct. 2 in his home in Chestnut Hill. He was born in Lowell, Mass. He was the president of Morris Construction Co. and Frontier Development Corp. of Lowell, a builder of commercial and industrial properties throughout the Northeast. He graduated in 1947 from Carnegie-Mellon University and


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All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, will offer Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. Sunday. Holy Eucharist and Healing or Morning Prayer also will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Downs Spitler, interim rector, will officiate. 3838161.

The mean season I don’t know whether all countries have as many seasons as we do. Probably many of them have four seasons, less if they lie close to either pole. We Americans also have the Thanksgiving season and depending on our individual faith tradition, we have the high-holy-day season and the Passover season; we have the Christmas season and the Easter season; and we have the season of Ramadan. And I haven’t even mentioned the baseball season, football season ... you get the idea. Unfortunately, we also have a “mean” season. Unlike the religious seasons of our various faiths and unlike our national Thanksgiving season, all of which seem to bring out the best in us, the mean season brings out the worst. And that is particularly unfortunate, because it is what is best about America and American values that are responsible for the mean in the season. By mean season I am referring to our election season, which varies in length, depending on whether it is the year for

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. 3881234. St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, will hold a Saturday Mass at 5 p.m. and Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses are held at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Rev. Edward Pick is the pastor of the church. 383-1255. Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road. Friday Shabbat Service is at 8 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Saturday Shabbat Service begins at 10 a.m. Rabbi Michael Eisenstat will officiate at both services, assisted by Joseph Spinella, cantorial soloist/music director, and on Friday night by the Temple Beth Israel Choir. 383-3428. The Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Worship services are at 10 a.m. Sundays (nursery available). The Rev. Jim Marsh, interim minister, will officiate. Adult study classes with the Rev. Charles Shook are at 8:30 a.m. Sundays. 383-6491.

national elections or the off-year elections. Our election process is an expression our marvelous liberty, recognized in the Declaration of Independence and embodied in our Constitution. None of us need take a back seat to the next in expressing our opinions of those who stand for election or those who serve in government. It is understandable that those who run for election may do so for the highest motives, or for self-serving purposes, more so today than when our nation was in its infancy, for there is more at stake: more power, more prestige, more monetary reward. Yet, even in the early years of our nation’s history, battles for high office were not without passion and rancor. A largely rural populace may have been less involved and less drawn to take sides. Today, both politicians and electorate become deeply involved with the candidates and with the issues. Is it because the issues are so important that the candidates treat each other with such contempt? Is it

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LONGBOAT HARBOUR TOWER $315,900 This direct Gulf front condo captures the glorious sea & sunsets. Nicely furnished in upbeat decor. All this is offered in this turnkey Furn. Gulf getaway. LO#216437 BOB & TAUBE LEVITT 941-924-9000

OVERLOOKING SKYWAY $4,950,000 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View Waterfront estate, newly created Old Florida Victorian design on Tampa Bay with views of the Skyway Bridge and Tampa. Features a grand foyer, gracious stairway, pegged oak floors. LO#212150 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-924-9000

RITZ CARLTON $2,590,000 360ยบ V irtual V iew Fabulous modified Marseilles with many upgrades. Magnificent kitchen with custom cabinets, center island, sub-zero refrigerator and much more. Luxurious master bath. LO#217663 JUDY KEPECZ 941-924-9000


MARINA BAY $998,000 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View Bay & Gulf views compliment this graciously appointed residence with over 3,000 SF. Well designed with family room & 2 terraces. LO#220759 BRUCE MYER 941-924-9000 GRAND BAY $939,000 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View This remarkable, model condition "Cayman" loaded W/upgrades & extras is 3BR/3.5BA on the 6th level W/full unobstructed views of the Bay and the city. Clubhouse, fitness center. LO#219879 THOMAS FYNES 941-924-9000

MANATEE $1,995,000 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View One of a kind Riverfront Gem! Unbelievable water views & Downtown city lights. Six-car garage. No deed restrictions, three boat docks. Over 1/2 acre directly on the Manatee River. LO#225710 VELLIQUETTE/APPEL 941-924-9000

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $1,595,000 South side of street splendor! Charming newer home with interesting elevation, architectural detailing & superb finishes, perfection beyond the expected! 70 foot dock, deep water canal LO#225982 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-924-9000



BAY ISLES $879,900 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View Beautifully maintained home W/deep water, 80' dock in the LBK Club, 3BR/2BA and family room all on 1 level. Bonus 1st level area includes workshop & lots of storage. LO#216979 LINDA & EMMETT WEBER 941-924-9000

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $819,000 Excellent conditon. Three bedrooms, two baths. New roof. 16,000 lb boat lift. Split plan, den and office. Private heated pool. LO#219657 MARK HILL 941-924-9000 218051

EMERALD POINTE $699,000 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View Brand new and ready to move-in! Gorgeous Amethyst model behind the Longboat Key Clubs Harbour section gates in private community of only 16 custom luxury homes. Won't last! LO#218051 R. PETTINGELL/B. MYER 941-924-9000 217236

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $849,000 The Ranch your taste requires Superb amenities describe this 3BR/3BA home. This magnificent residence offers great room, foyer. Nifty pool. Open & airy design, separate shower. LO#226543 HANNERLE MOORE 941-924-9000

LONGBOAT KEY $764,000 Inn on the beach. A world class resort. Largest 2BR/2BA end-unit in the rental program. Bright & open layout. Gulf view, balcony, Clubhouse and community swimming pool. LO#225103 STEVEN C. KEPECZ 941-924-9000

CORAL COVE $1,475,000 Dream-home refuge. Custom-built 4,022 SF, 4-bedroom waterfront home that's beautifully designed & ornamented. Four baths. Inviting pool. Great room, fine master suite. LO#224156 MARK HILL 941-924-9000 WHITFIELD ESTATES $849,900 Spectacular one-of-a-kind custom-built home with partial Bay views. Open plan 3BR/4BA home. LO#224293 PAT GILLUM 941-924-9000 GOLDEN GATE POINT $825,000 $825,000 -$1,800.000 Ten residences on prestigious Golden Gate Point. Within walking distance to theatres, dining & Ritz-Carlton. Approximately 2130 SF plus 28" balcony. LO#219140 LYNN ROBBINS 941-924-9000

SAPPHIRE SHORES $749,000 Views of the Bay! Two fireplaces, Jacuzzi, completely renovated with built- in cabinets, Saturnia marble floors, tropical landscape, gourmet kitchen. stainless appliances. LO#224964 ELLEN ORLOP 941-924-9000 HOLMES BEACH $519,000 Three/four bedroom, two bath, two-story home with modern updates, lots of character, fireplace, deep water canal, room for pool, hot tub in two-story caged lanai with balcony. LO#225700 JARED MITCHELL 941-924-9000 MANDARIN PARK $359,900 New luxurious in town home! Custom features: Granite kitchen counter tops, wood cabinets, Kohler fixtures, French doors, high ceilings & open floor plan in gated community. LO#222549 JUDY FALKENTHAL 941-924-9000 CONDO ON THE BAY $359,000 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View Fabulous views! This Monet is ready for a new artist! Lowest priced condo on market in 888/988. Reflects owners motivation! All Downtown amenities nearby. LO#226701 THE KOY GROUP 941-924-9000

TANGERINE BAY $849,000 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View It's topscale and terrific. Luxurious 2,350 SFt, 3-bedroom end-unit condo with a scenic Bay view. Wet bar, skylights, pantry. Clubhouse and resort swimming pool. LO#221033 MICHAEL GRANSTON 941-924-9000 MARINA BAY $825,000 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View Large Bayfront condo that feels like a house. Beautiful, tranquil private views. Huge screened lanai opens to master bedroom, living and family rooms. Great value! LO#212125 JOYCE & MARK HUBER 941-924-9000

Mainland RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES $1,999,000 Twelfth floor, 2-3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3553-square-foot model. Elegantly furnished by Robb & Stucky. Views of Bay & Gulf. Also available: 10th floor, 2800 square feet, $1,699,000. LO#218254 DYRK DAHL 941-924-9000

MAINLAND $799,000 Direct Bay Front!! Stunning open Bay views from this 2600 SF. apartment. Two Bayfront terraces with electric storm shutters. Elegant built-ins. Formal dining room. Gorgeous! LO#223375 HAL & MARLENE LIBERMAN 941-924-9000

GRAND BAY $899,000 360ยบ V irtual V iew Fabulous decorator furnished Biscayne with breathtaking views of the Bay and city lights! Two bedrooms plus den with every amenity including fitness center, fabulous pool. LO#219185 JUDY KEPECZ 941-924-9000 LONGBOAT KEY $899,000 Third in from the Bay. On deep-water canal. Private dock with 16,000lb. boat lift and lift for two waverunners. Three bedroom, three bath open plan with eat-in-kitchen. Furniture is negotiable. LO#225839 MARY, H. BERNAS 941-924-9000

SHORELAND WOODS $299,900 West of Trail & Osprey, charming! Brand new A/C, newer roof and windows. Dramatic beamed cathedral ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, fireplace. Oversized lot with room to expand. LO#220338 ROGER PETTINGELL 941-924-9000

WHITFIELD ESTATES $1,795,000 Approx 1 acre with gorgeous Bay views. Sept. guest house. Florida Ranch redone. Private dock with lift, 110 foot seawall. one of the few homes in this area with enough water for boat. LO#225831 S. VELLIQUETTE& G. APPEL 941-924-9000


LONGBOAT KEY $1,250,000 Vacant Lot. Unusual opportunity to build a Gulf side residence. Beautifully situated to capture Gulf views with private access to miles of pristine sand beach. 100 x 175. LO#226777 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-924-9000 GRAND BAY $1,099,000 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View Beautiful Grand Bay Cayman in Bldg 2. This home has been lovingly decorated & finished w/exquisite taste. Upgraded tile, crown moldings, speaker system & custom built-ins thruout. LO#226720 ROGER PETTINGELL 941-924-9000

$437,500 V iew Totally redone beach Village. Caged pool, screened lanai, 1/2 block from the community boat four blocks from gulf. LO#221091 941-924-9000

Siesta Key GRAND BAY $599,000 360ยบ Virtual Virtual View View Direct Bayfront luxury at Grand Bay with unobstructed, gorgeous views. This condominium is beautifully designer decorated, has a wrap terrace and two parking spaces. LO#217236 HANNERLE MOORE 941-924-9000

UNIVERSITY PARK $479,000 Better than new house beautiful. Waterford model with granite counters, wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, custom drapes/blinds, tile floors, morning room, large lanai & pool. LO#224846 TAMMY GARNER 941-924-9000


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BlackTie BY EMILY WALSH Black Tie Editor

Dottie Delight ... At the recent Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s 2002-2003 Season Kickoff Party, the “D” from the “ABCD” (Alyce Kalin, Bea Friedman, Carolyn Michel and Dottie Baer Garner) of the Van Wezel Foundation was praised by George Augustin, development director of the Van Wezel. Augustin was overheard saying, “When Dottie tells me to jump ... I always ask, ‘How high?’” Bachelors had a ball ... On Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Michael’s On East, Robert Livengood hosted a bachelor party for his buddy, Tom Maus. Fifteen guys were caught having a very “grown-up,” sitdown dinner for Maus. But there is no telling what happened after that ... only the guys in the picture would know. Back row from left are Burke Robinson, Peter Kuschnitzky, Scott Dotson, Livengood and John Chapman. Middle row from left are Christ Malkin, John Yates, Rudy Sundberg, Maus, Harold Freeman, Julio Madrid and Joe Millin. Kneeling from left are Jeff Musser and Doug Lumpkin.

Longboat Key Laughs ... Comedian David Brenner was in town last Saturday night cracking jokes at McCurdy’s Comedy Club. However, one thing he didn’t joke about was the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, where he happened to be staying. Brenner raved about the Colony (and it’s good thing, because Michael and Judy Klauber were in the audience) and talked about how Longboat Key is so beautiful. Longboaters love Brenner too ... Bob and Danee Barnett were also spotted in the audience. Cancellations and Clarifications ... add these to your datebooks. SarasotaManatee Jewish Federation’s First Beatrice Friedman Community Leadership Awards Dinner has been canceled, but we still think that this amazing woman should have an event named after her ... the 11th annual Pat Schlesinger-Lonsdale Pro Am Tournament and the Party with Pat on Oct. 18 and 19 has been canceled ... The Cat Woman’s Shelter’s Feline Fantasy Tea V has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Sarasota Yacht Club. Tickets are available for $30. For more information call Joan Brand, 3648770. Meow.




Culinary couple Lynn and Richie Barrie


Jaymie and Tommy Klauber have a food fight up on stage.

Photos by Emily Walsh

Even without flaming tablecloths (as in past years), guests followed the advice embroidered on the back of Phil Mancini’s chef jacket, “Kick it up a notch” at United Cerebral Palsy’s “Someone’s in the Kitchen with Tommy & Phil” Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Michael’s On East. Chefs Tommy Klauber and Phil Mancini coached an exuberant crowd of novice chefs through a three-course interactive dinner featuring the flavors of Italy. Steaming hot burners, shrills of laughter, a whipped cream food fight and cigar smoking were the highlights of the evening. The event, co-chaired by Linda Macaskill, Elle McComb and Jill Obrochta, turned out to be a smoking success — raising $31,000 for United Cerebral Palsy. ❑

Co-chairs Linda Macaskill, Elle McComb, UCP Executive Director Wendy Mann Resnick and Co-chair Jill Obrochta

Rick and Dawn Duques

Jeff Porterfield and Kim Mancini

Johnna Sharp swings her spatula.

Chefs Tommy Klauber and Phil Mancini cook up some fun.




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There is nothing more elegant than a stunning set of classic jewels to make your gown stand out at the Grand Ball “An Evening of Classical Elegance.” Tina Little of Queen’s Wreath Jewels of St. Armands Circle put together a striking set of emeralds and diamonds that will surely have you sparkling all evening.

The Grand Ball “An Evening of Classical Elegance” When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 Where: Michael’s On East

The event Imagine that you are Cinderella. You have donned your most exquisite gown, glittering jewels and a pair of glass slippers. You enter into an elegantly decorated ballroom with Prince Charming on your arm. A small symphony plays classical music while people dance as if they are floating on air. Tonight you have arrived at the Grand Ball “An Evening of Classical Elegance.” The Grand Ball, one of the most anticipated events of the season, has always been a spectacular affair. Now, in its 12th year, it promises to dazzle yet again. Co-chairs Elle McComb and Susan Weinkle, M.D. have dubbed this year’s theme as “An Evening of Classical Elegance,” emphasizing the grace and beauty of the classical period. Returning this year to the ballroom at Michael’s On East, the Grand Ball will feature an intimate performance by the Florida West Coast Symphony and the Sarasota Ballet of Florida. Under the direction of Artistic Director/Conductor Leif Bjaland, the symphony will perform “The Water Music Suite” by Handel among other classical music selections. The symphony will also accompany dancers from the Sarasota Ballet of Florida as they perform special choreography by

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Elle McComb, co-chair of the Grand Ball “An Evening of Classical Elegance,” glitters as she models jewels from the Queen’s Wreath Jewels Collection: classical designed emerald and diamond necklace containing a combined weight of 26 carats of emeralds and 30 carats of diamonds; classical designed emerald earrings weighing 4.62 carats surrounded by 2.2 carats of diamonds; 46 emerald-cut diamonds set in a hand-made platinum bracelet with the combined weight of 67 carats; platinum hand-fabricated diamond solitaire ring containing an emerald-cut diamond weighing 11 carats; and an anniversary band set with baguettes and round diamonds; all available at Queen’s Wreath Jewels, 388-9800.

Artistic Director/CEO Robert de Warren. Always a delight to guests is this up-close-and-personal performance and the thrill of being brushed by the tulle of a ballerina’s tutu. Sponsoring the appearance of the Florida West Coast Symphony and the Sarasota Ballet of Florida are the Grand Ball founders Edward and Elaine Keating of Longboat Key. After delightful dining and an extraordinary auction, a chance to dance with the prima ballerina or the symphony’s concertmaster to the music of the DeLeon Band culminates this elegant, yet artistic event that benefits both the Florida West Coast Symphony and the Sarasota Ballet of Florida. Tickets for the Grand Ball are $250 and up ($160 is tax deductible) and are available by calling Kristina Kelly at the Florida West Coast Symphony at 953-4252.

The committee Co-chairing the Grand Ball are Elle McComb and Susan Weinkle, M.D. Founders are Edward and Elaine Keating. The Grand Ball committee is comprised of almost 100 of the area’s most elegant people.

The organizations The Florida West Coast Symphony The Florida West Coast Symphony is an organization that embraces a dual commitment to both performance and education with the highest standards of symphonic and chamber music. Its performing ensembles and programs led by Artistic Director/Conductor Leif Bjaland include the Florida West Coast Symphony, the Sarasota Music Festival, the Florida West Coast

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Chamber Orchestra consisting of up to 40 musicians, four resident chambers ensembles — Florida String Quartet, New Artists Piano Quartet, Florida Brass Quintet and Florida Wind Quintet and the Florida West Coast Symphony Youth Orchestras.

The Sarasota Ballet of Florida The Sarasota Ballet of Florida is the premiere professional ballet company of the Gulfcoast of Florida. Under the direction of Artistic Director/CEO Robert de Warren, the company, comprised of 26 dancers from all over the world, presents approximately 50 performances each season, which range from classical to contemporary ballets. This organization is not only dedicated to providing premiere professional performances, but is also dedicated to providing a training ground for young artists with the Sarasota Ballet Academy and Dance — The Next Generation. ❑

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Chef of the Year Dinner

Chris Payne Bob and Marlene Blalock with Margaret and Bob Christopher 3 Indian love song 4 Nir Rogozski and Gina Ganno 5 Chef of The Year Joseph Stoddaed, Bradenton Country Club 6 Chef Ray Bradshaw 7 Nancy Haller and Cindy McFarlane 8 Jeffrey and Diane Bowlin with Carl Cannova 9 Quail egg with Boursin cheese topped with caviar 10 Dinner preparations

Place: Harbourside Dining Room, Longboat Key Club Date: Sunday, Oct. 13 Chairs: Vernon DeSear and Mike McCoy Benefiting: The Sarasota Bay Chapter of the American Culinary Federation

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Brunch on the Bay ’02 Place: USF Sarasota/Manatee’s College Hall Bayfront Date: Sunday, Oct. 13 Chairs: Vernon DeSear and Mike McCoy Benefiting: USF Sarasota/Manatee






Photos by Emily Walsh


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Susan Chapman and Veronica Brady Kurt Rossner and Vida Urbonis Bill Buttaggi and Debra Jacobs USF Alumni Amy Drake with her husband, Michael Vanessa Finelli, Dr. Anila Jain and Lester Rice Tom and Donna Seguin with Diane and Bob Beck




CALENDAR OCTOBER 18 NAMI-SC 20 Years Celebration Benefiting: The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Sarasota County When: 6 p.m. Where: Stoneybrook Country Club Chair: Dale Lux Contact: NAMI, 921-6212 or Stephanie Elliott, 752-9144 Price: $50 Country Night 2002 Benefiting: Manatee Children Services When: 6 p.m. Where: Bradenton Municipal Auditorium Chair: Donnas Arrasmith Contact: Donnas Arrasmith, 3451200 Price: $50

19 UnGala Gala Hosted by: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation Benefiting: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art When: 6 p.m. Where: The Ringling Museum of Art Courtyard Chairs: Sally Schule and Eric Cross Contact: Peggy Olsen, 3595837 Price: $225 UnGala Afterparty 2002 Hosted by: Mark P. Famiglio Benefiting: The John and Mable Ringling Museum When: 11:57 p.m. Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Contact: UGA Hotline, 349-1700 Price: $50

Sarasota/Tampa Bay Inc. When: 7 p.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chairs: Beverly Marsh and Elle McComb Contact: Joanne Bloom, 926-9474 (WISH) Price: $85

Grande Beaux Art Ball “It’s A Mystery!” Benefiting: Art League of Manatee County When: 7 p.m. Where: Grande Ballroom at Lakewood Ranch Country Club Chair: Pat Richmond Contact: Art League Office, 746-2862 Price: $75 The Statesman of the Year Dinner — Honoring Retiring U.S. Congressman Dan Miller Hosted by: The Republican Party of Sarasota County When: 6 p.m. Where: Hyatt Sarasota Contact: Republican Party Headquarters, 9181884 Price: $75 PACEBALL 2002 Reception Benefiting: PACE Center for Girls of Manatee County When: 6 p.m. Where: The home of Graeme and Amanda Edge Chairs: Graeme and Amanda Edge Contact: Amy Wick Mavis, 7514566 Price: $50

Saint Joseph Catholic School’s eighteenth annual Auction Gala — “A New York State of Mind” Benefiting: Saint Joseph Catholic School When: 5:30 p.m. Where: St. Joseph Catholic Parish Center Chairs: Dori Horner and Rose Palmer Contact: Cassandra Holmes, 755-6420 Price: $75 10172


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Pops at Sunset Hosted by: Florida West Coast Symphony Association Benefiting: Florida West Coast Symphony When: 4 p.m. Where: Phillippi Estate Park Chairs: Frank and Patty Sturtevant, Steve and Carole Christian and Tracy Seider Contact: Joan Perdue, 923-0655 Price: $55 Scarecrows at Sunset Benefiting: Historic Spanish Point When: 4 p.m. Where: Historic Spanish Point Chairs: Julie Pinkerton and Margaret Daut Contact: Historic Spanish Point, 966-5214, Ext. 240 Price: $75

22 “Remember When - The Andrew Sisters” Hosted by: Sarasota Opera Guild Benefiting: Sarasota Opera When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Sarasota Opera House Courtyard Chair: Peg Nadel Contact: Peg Nadel, 927-3830 Price: $25


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Designing Wishes Fashion Show Benefiting: Make-A-Wish Foundation®of

26 CANDance Benefiting: Community AIDS Network Comprehensive Care Clinic When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Chelsea Center Chair: Stephen Sieg Contact: Susan Terry, 366-0461, Ext. 314 Price: $150 Oceanic Evening “Blue Bayou” Hosted by: Mote Marine Laboratory Advisory Council Benefiting: Mote Marine Laboratory When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Mote Marine Aquarium Chairs: Mollie Nelson and Sandy Buchanan Contact: Vicki Weise, 388-4441 Price: $200 Black and White Ball Benefiting: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chairs: Leslie Ralph and Nick Drizos Contact: Rebecca Musser, 952-5836 Price: $200 First “Garden Party” Benefiting: Palma Sola Botanical Park When: 6 p.m. Where: Home of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Conard in Bradenton Contact: Park, 761-2866 Price: $50

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CALENDAR OCTOBER 19 UnGala Gala Makeovers What: Cosmetic makeovers before the UnGala Gala. Where: Saks Fifth Avenue Contact: 3645300 “Circle of Hope” What: The kick-off party for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation event, “Circle of Hope” with mimosas, bagels, baked goods and modeling show. Ten percent of sales will be donated to the foundation. When: 10 a.m. Where: Dream Weaver, St. Armands Contact: Dream Weaver, 388-1974

21 to Nov. 1

Chanel Retro Exhibit What: An exhibit of vintage Chanel advertisements through the store. Where: Saks Fifth Avenue Contact: 364-5374

22 Seiden Gang Trunk Show What: A trunk show featuring the designer jewelry of Seiden Gang. Where: Saks Fifth Avenue Contact: 364-5318

23 Fall Luncheon and Fashion Show by Acorn What: Featuring the designs of Acorn and hosted by All Children’s Hospital Guild, Sarasota Branch When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Carrabba’s Italian Grill, University Parkway Contact: Lydia Landa, 923-0298









Bites and Bids — Lunch and Auction Place: Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center Date: Saturday, Oct. 12 Benefiting: Florida West Coast Symphony Youth Orchestras

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The Florida West Coast Symphony 2002-2003 SEASON

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A Musical Odyssey


MENDELSSOHN MARATHON Leif Bjaland and the Chamber Orchestra SARASOTA OPERA HOUSE • 7:30 PM


LEIF BJALAND Artistic Director

An Unforgettable Journey Awaits You This Season!

Single Tickets

$25 - $40 Ticket Hotline


4 Paul Wolfe with Eva and Kurt Scherer Franky Rossmoore Lenora and Jack Jost with Ute Hargreaves Dan and Kevin Deems Madison, Kyle and Rosemarie Schmidt Mary and Cory Quinn Mike Brown and Katherine Oarr

SALON SERIES presents Florida String Quartet Sunday, Nov 3 at 4:00 pm in Holley Hall

Sarasota Ballet Presents...


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Vadim Gluzman, violin Angela Yoffe and Hsing-ay Hsu, piano Also featuring performers from Florida Studio Theatre and voices of the Key Chorale. WED OCT 23 Overture to Beautiful Melusine; Piano Concerto No. 1; Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” FRI OCT 25 A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra SUN OCT 27 Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Overture; Violin Concerto in e; Symphony No. 4 “Italian”

Atlanta Ballet


Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s 2002-2003 Season Kickoff Party

One of the top ten dance companies in the United States

Place: Grand Foyer of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Date: Friday, Oct. 11

Friday, October 18 • 8 pm Saturday, October 19 • 2 pm & 8 pm Sunday, October 20 • 2 pm & 8 pm FSU Center for the Performing Arts 5555 North Tamiami Trail • Sarasota

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Van Wezel — Michael Bolton. The Grammy Award-winning singer will be performing at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Tickets are $55 and $45; Allon Sams, the smooth jazz artist and songwriter will cut loose from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the concluding free “FridayFest” bayside concert. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-8269303. Florida West Coast Symphony — “Mendelssohn Marathon.” Leif Bjaland, conducts The FWCS Chamber Orchestra in three concerts at the Sarasota Opera House. “Mendelssohn Marathon 1” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, includes a performance by guest pianist Hsing-ay Hsu of the “Scottish” Symphony No. 3; “Mendelssohn Marathon 2” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. features the Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra as performed by the renowned violinist Vadim Gluzman and his wife Angela Yoffe; “Mendelssohn Marathon 3” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, features a performance of the Violin Concerto in E, by Gluzman. Tickets are from $25 to $40 per concert. Call 953-3434.


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‘Sarasota Pops at Sunset’ This balmy benefit festival features picnics and festivities at 2 p.m., followed by an outdoor pops concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, at Phillippi Estate Park. Leif Bjaland will conduct the Florida West Coast Symphony in performances of such favorites as Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Steiner’s “Tara Theme” from “Gone with the Wind,” and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Tickets are $12 at the gate, $10 in advance. Proceeds will benefit the Youth Orchestra Program. Call 953-3434.

The Atlanta Ballet Sarasota Ballet of Florida hosts the nation’s oldest, continuallyoperating ballet company, which is currently receiving world-wide acclaim under the direction of John McFall. The Atlanta Ballet will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Performances include works by Ben Stevenson, Lila York and Diane Coburn-Bruning. Tickets are from $18 to $59. Call 3518000.

Venice Little Theatre — “Animal Crackers.” George Kaufman’s play comes to life with a cast of Marx Brothers look-alikes through Oct. 20. Call 488-1115. Florida Studio Theatre — “Olympus on My Mind.” Jupiter couldn’t be stupider in this update of the “Amphitryon” through Dec. 7. Call 366-9000. Theatre Works — “Eubie.” Eubie Blake, that is — songwriter, pianist, and ragtime pioneer. His story is told and his songs are sung through Oct. 21. Call 952-9170. Golden Apple Dinner Theatre — “Suds.” This ’60s soap opera rocks through Nov. 10. Call 366-5454.


Circle Books — Diane Chechik, breast-cancer survivor and author of such works as “Journey to Justice” will be signing books for “Breast Cancer Awareness Day,” from 10 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19; Carol Malt will be signing copies of her groundbreaking new novel “Free Woman,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. Call 3882850. Stuart Woods — the noted author of “Blood Orchid” will be the featured speaker at an author’s lunch beginning 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Chef Caldwell’s. This event is sponsored by Circle Books and includes an author’s talk, lunch, and a signed copy of Woods’ new novel. The cost is $50. Call 388-2850 for details.


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New youth orchestra conductor puts students first. BY MARTY FUGATE Arts and Entertainment Writer

What good is music education, anyway? Listen to the public discourse, and you’ll hear how it jump-starts the brain and builds hand-eye coordination. True enough — but these are all selling points for the value of music in the public school system, i.e.: Voters can be persuaded to pay for it if they think learning music will boost math skills. What nobody tends to mention is the value of music education for its own sake — especially from the point of view of future professional musicians. In the words of Andrew Lane, “We don’t hear about the benefits for a young person who grows up with a respect for the art by learning Brahms, Bach and Beethoven at an early age. That’s usually the case with future professionals musicians — they started out on musical instruments at such a young age they can’t remember when they played their first note — by the time they’re teenagers, it’s second nature to them. It’s the beginning of what may be a lifetime of professional mastery and respect for an art form. The possibilities go far beyond building math skills.” Lane is the new principal conductor of Florida West Coast Symphony’s youth orchestra. Expanding possibilities has always been at the heart of his professional career. Lane began as a French horn player and eventually became part of the Florida Symphony Orchestra in Orlando. When that folded in the early 1990s, he was part of the core group that formed the new Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra out of its ashes. He’s gone on to be its resident conductor and the director of that organization’s youth orchestra — which he conducted when it came here for Sarasota’s last Youth Orchestra Festival. Leif Bjaland, Florida West Coast Symphony’s artistic director and principle conductor, saw him at work and liked what he saw — which is why he’ll be adding his talents to Florida West Coast Symphony’s youth program. The high energy Lane will take on the new responsibilities without quitting the old ones. He plans to divide his time between Orlando and Sarasota. While he doesn’t disparage the public school system, it’s clear he thinks a youth orchestra is a different animal entirely. He’s teaching them the bones and sinews of music for its own sake. It’s all about professionalism — and all about meeting the needs of the students. “Our first job in a youth orchestra is to play music that gives the young players a great experience,” he says. “In a profession-

al orchestra, there may be some thought of he says. “I think if we push the right butplaying music that’s interesting to the pro- tons, we can do really well over the next fessional musicians, but your first job is few years.” How do the students themselves feel? always creating a program to amuse and The buzz is that they’re excited too — enlighten your audience. With a youth and looking forward to working with Lane. orchestra, it’s the opposite. Your first job in “I see that,” he says. “Students have a youth orchestra is to create a program of come up to me after rehearsals to talk music that will benefit the student musiabout what they’re doing. It’s clear they’re cians — to give them a good workout and thinking about it and listening to various a good musical education. If the audience recordings on their own.” Lane adds that, is entertained, that’s great, but the stu“but at this age, it’s really hard to tell if dents’ needs come first. You’re creating the they’re all quite that motivated. For the program for them.” most part, they’re high school students — According to Lane, that can get “chalthey don’t always communicate what lenging.” He wants to give every student they’re thinking and feeling. That’s part of musician a chance to shine — which the challenge. With a professional orchesmeans he has to limit himself to pieces with a wide variety of instrumentation. tra you’ll know instantly if someone’s What’s harder still, the musicians have to upset; with a student orchestra you won’t. You have to stay in touch, talk to them like what they’re doing. “They’re teenagers,” he says. “They tend after rehearsals and make sure you draw it to get easily bored. I’m always scratching out of them — you have to ask them to my head to put music in front of them that give suggestions. You can’t trust they’ll tell they’ll want to play, that’s appropriate to a you what they’re really thinking on their youth orchestra, and that will have the own unless you ask.” He notes that — as with most young greatest return for them.” He notes that people — the level of commitment of the youth orchestras tend to gravitate to the student musicians varies. For some it’s their same selections — and turn off their young mission in life; for some it’s social hour. musicians in the process. “I want to wake “It’s a challenge, in some cases, to make them up,” he says. “I want to find somethem understand the level of commitment thing different — something they haven’t needed to play this kind of music — and done 100 times before. It’s not always easy, what an incredible experience it can be but it’s worth it.” when you do.” He adds that this isn’t He wants to take the road less traveled, achieved by tyrannizing the students. “It’s in other words. In Orlando, Lane actually supposed to be fun, something you love managed to get his studoing,” he says. “Why shouldn’t it be?” ❑ dents to play Stravinsky’s strenuous “Firebird” suite. Here in Sarasota, he plans to move beyond the standard repertoire with performances of works like Sibellius’ “Finlandia” or Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture.” (Lane says that this was Brahms’ thank-you card for receiving an honorary degree in music. Ironically, the great composer didn’t have a music degree.) While he plans to give the students a workout, he doesn’t plan to wear them out. “You have to stretch them, but you can’t stretch them too far,” he says. “It has to be gradual.” How many of the students will typically go on to professional careers? Lane says the percentage tends to vary. “It depends on the year,” he says. “Last year in Orlando, 12 out of 22 students went on to various music colleges — six went to Florida State. That’s a very high percentage, but there are other years where it’s not so high. It’s really up to what the individual students want.” Lane is excited about being able to contribute to Like any good conductor, the FWCS youth orchesAndrew Lane transmits tra. “It’s a great program,” LeBlanc Studios electricity.


The John and Mable Ringling Museum’s new catalogue — roaring onto the stands Oct. 28.

Who guides the guide? Every good writer needs a good editor. Take Dr. Mitchell Merling for example. Merling is the John and Mable Ringling Museum’s curator of art before 1900 and the author of the museum’s recent guidebook, “RINGLING: The Art Museum.” The 192-page book is the first comprehensive guide to the collection to be published in more than 15 years. None of this would have been possible without the tireless editorial assistance of Longboat Key resident Connie Holcomb. She edited the copy, helped Merling sift through hundreds of images, created the layout, selected the cover image and coordinated the publication to the printer. Holcomb first moved here 10 years ago, and has been a dedicated volunteer at the museum ever since. She notes that the project was a labor of love for everyone involved “because there was a need and the time was right.” The book will be available for sale in the museum’s gift shop and Web site and at local bookstores, starting Oct. 28.

Virginia Toulmin honored When it comes to honor and recognition, most of us might get by with the occasional singing telegram or off-key rendition of “Happy Birthday” once a year. When your gesture of appreciation comes in the form of performances by the Asolo Theatre Company, Florida West Coast Symphony and the Sarasota Opera Company, well ... You must be doing something right. That’s exactly what’s happening for area philanthropist Virginia Toulmin Nov. 6 at Michael’s on East. The Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Sarasota is sponsoring this event to acknowledge her many contributions. Comprised of those who’ve given at least $10,000 a year to the United Way, it’s named after the 19th-century philanthropist, historian, and political philosopher. De Tocqueville, on visiting America, was famously quoted as saying; “America is great because America is good. If America ever ceases to be good it will cease to be great.” With people like Virginia Toulmin around, there’s no danger of that happening anytime soon. — Marty Fugate




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Jazzing around the kitchen Have you ever noticed how food and music go hand in hand? Walk into a restaurant after a performance and, if there’s a crowded, rowdy table of people eating as if they hadn’t done it for days, you’ve probably come across the musicians who were just up there on the stage, playing their hearts out, looking sedate, intellectual and well bred. Now they’re stuffing their faces, celebrating and breaking good bread. Food and music, like love and marriage is, as the song says, “an institute you can’t disparage.” Dick Hyman, the great pianist, composer and arranger of everything from movie scores and jazz to cabaret songs and classical works, really cooks when it comes to eating. Well, let’s rephrase that statement. He loves to eat but leaves the cooking to his sculptor wife, Julia. Or he used to. “We go out now more and more,” he said in a recent phone conversation. Hyman says, “I eat quietly before I play. I prefer to celebrate afterwards.” Generally, he finds his favorite foods in either Italian or Japanese restaurants. “I did a tour of Japan a few years ago and the food we had there was very much the same as what we have in Japanese restaurants here, except for some additional items that kept popping up. Strange things from the sea,” he explains with a twinkle in his voice. Did he eat them? “Sure. The only things I stay away from (and that’s because they don’t like me), are red peppers,” he

confides. Fair enough, because you rarely find red peppers in the sea. As you probably know, Dick and Julia Hyman are residents of nearby Venice and spend much of their time between this area and New York. Dick has been entertaining and enlightening listeners for some 50 years and, in that time, he’s written, arranged and played for television, films, the classical concert hall, and even the ballet. He’s made more than 100 recordings and he’s been composer, pianist, arranger and conductor for most of Woody Allen’s films. (He also arranged the film scores for “Moonstruck” and “Billy Bathgate,” but that’s another story.) Hyman will bring his jazz trio (Hyman on piano with guitarist Howard Alden and bassist Richard Drexler) to the Sarasota Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, to team up with Gloria Musicae and Conductor Elwood Smith for a fun program of songs from Woody Allen movies arranged for chorus and instruments. He’s also set several wild and crazy poems by Willard Espy, a New York poet and ex-neighbor of the Hyman’s. “Espy writes some quite touching pieces,” Dick says. “But he also does what’s been described as poetry ‘in the spirit of a three-ring circus.’ There are higgledy-piggledy rhymes, limericks, palindromes, riddles, acronyms and acrostics.” And Gloria Musicae takes the whole mouthful in stride. From the madcap lyrics of Espy to the more urbane lines and settings of Cole Porter — via Woody Allen’s “Mighty Aphrodite,” it is indeed the best of all possible worlds. Combining Hyman with Porter on a program laced with melodies by Leonard Bernstein is a multi-course banquet. But, you ask, “Where’s the beef?” Well, Hyman, his trio and Gloria Musicae will certainly be, um, cookin’ at the Opera House on Nov. 11. But man does not live on music alone. So, here’s a simple pasta dish that will have Hyman and

by June LEBELL

friends licking their chops. And, who knows — maybe Hyman will slurp up the fixings and set the recipe to music. June LeBell is best known as the first female announcer for the classical radio station WQXR in New York. LeBell is the author of “Kitchen Classics from the Philharmonic,” a culinary and musical celebration of the 150th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic. ❑

COOKIN’ WITH DICK HYMAN: Ingredients: 8 oz. spaghetti (thick or thin) 4 peeled and chopped plum tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed Chopped Italian parsley (to taste) Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste) Cook spaghetti in salted boiling water so that it is al dente. Place tomatoes and garlic — uncooked — in bottom of attractive, deep bowl. Drain pasta, leaving a little of the water. Pour pasta over tomatoes and garlic, tossing to coat spaghetti. (Hot pasta will warm the tomatoes and garlic.) Sprinkle chopped parsley on top, add salt and ground pepper. Serve immediately. Add freshly grated cheese to taste. (Note: Does not need oil but, if you want to live high on the hog, drizzle some excellent olive oil over the pasta before tossing with tomatoes.) Serves 4.

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This fifth annual reading festival is set for Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2. “A Novel Affair” affords a chance to meet many of the authors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Selby Public Library. Tickets are $200 and $65. The following day offers a host of literary happenings for bookworms of all ages from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Five Points area of downtown Sarasota. Festivities include readings, book-signings and Q&A with famous authors, a food fest, inventive crafts, and “living storybook” performances by costumed characters. Edna Buchanan, Leslie Glass and Peter Matthiessen are among the featured writers. Call 308-7323 or 957-5109 for details.

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With a co-author like Sandra Day O’Connor, one would expect an articulate autobiography of the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court. Instead, it’s a memoir of growing up on a ranch written by two siblings, Alan and Sandra Day. Sandra and her brother Alan were raised on one of the Southwest’s largest ranches, straddling the borders of Arizona and New Mexico. Its size didn’t bring luxury and privilege to the Day children. Frugality, selfreliance and hard work were required from everyone living on the ranch. As she takes us back three generations of Days running Book the ranch, we meet people “Lazy B” we’ve only seen By Sandra Day O’Connor in the old and H. Alan Day Hollywood Random House, $24.95 “oaters.” Jim Brister, Claude Tippets and Bug Quinn were the “real cowboys” of the Old West. These men made such an impression on the children that they devoted a chapter to each, recalling fond memories of their toughness, stubbornness and sense of humor. Of course, Da (father) and Mo (mother) are remembered with great fondness and appreciation for the impact they made on their children’s characters and personalities. Both Da and

From Beethoven to Broadway Classical guitarist Thomas Koch and tenor Joe Spinella will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Unity Church of Sarasota. Music selections range from showtunes to the classics. Flutist Jane Hoffman pianist Lee Daugherty Ross and mezzo soprano Ruth Ann Millkin will also be performing. Tickets are $12 for church members and $15 for non-members. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Whitaker Bayou. Call 955-3301.

Political pie fight Let’s assume you’ve voted — now what? You could spend election night watching the usual multi-jowled pundits or you could spend it watching the political comedy of The Capitol Steps, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. It’s the only group in the nation that actually tries to be funnier than our elected officials. Targets include Capitol Hill, the Oval Office, and the self-referential media, consultants and political flacks found inside the Beltway. Sitting ducks? Sure. But all’s fair in love, war and comedy. Tickets are $28, $26 and $24. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-826-9303.

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‘Concerts at Ringling’ November 16 will mark the first in a series of 12 concerts in the Courtyard or Rubens Galleries at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Talented musicians both from our area and beyond will perform in styles ranging from operatic to chamber music to flamenco. Tickets are $30 for each concert. Call 359-5700.

Double shot of dance The Sarasota Ballet of Florida will be presenting back-to-back performances of “Carmen” and “Paquita” at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Van Wezel. “Carmen” is the version choreographed for the Bolshoi Ballet by the noted Alberto Alonso. “Paquita” features the classical choreography of the Petipa style, as set by Sarasota Ballet Principal Ballet Master Pavel Fomin. Tickets are from $18 to $59. Call 351-8000. — Marty Fugate

Mo were alive to see their eldest child’s appointment to the Supreme Court, although we never are told their reactions to such an honor. Da, who wasn’t one to give compliments easily, probably only said, “Hard work always pays off.” One cannot read this memoir without gaining deep respect for the men and women who pioneered the Southwest, with their daily prayers for rain, their awareness of nature and their determination to succeed against all odds. This book depicts ranch life as it reacts to the sound of the windmill churning much needed water, to the bleating of a calf in trouble or to the shape of a cloud that could foretell as storm coming. With their father’s self-reliance and conservatism and her mother’s sense of dignity imbued in her from childhood, we see the makings of Sandra Day O’Connor the jurist. While we might enjoy the reminiscences of a bygone era, we are surprised at such a cursory treatment of the adult woman as a lawyer, state senator, judge and her appointment to the Supreme Court. What matters in this book is her and her brother’s memories of the ranch they so loved — all the vivid sounds, smells and visions of their shared childhood. One must read this less-than-literary account as a picture of the Old West through eyes of the those who have experienced its hardships and its wonders and enjoyed the strong characters that helped shape this country. It is worth a quick read for that alone. We must look to another biographer to tell the story of the adult Sandra Day O’Connor. Hazel Steskal is a volunteer at Longboat Key Library. Hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. ❑

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Gods behaving badly Jupiter is having a mid-life crisis at Florida Studio Theatre. Arts and Entertainment Writer

The ancient Greek myths read like supermarket tabloids, especially where Zeus is concerned. In order to further his sexual conquests, Zeus, that most Clintonesque of gods, has variously disguised himself as a cuckoo bird, a shower of Theater gold, a swan, a white bull “Olympus on My Mind” and a Greek general named Florida Studio Theatre Amphitryon. Ovid told all in his Reviewed Oct. 10 “Metamorphoses.” The story of Amphityron was particularly popular. Plautus (the Roman playwright who made the funny thing happen on the way to the Forum) was the first to plagiarize it — and it’s been plagiarized ever since by writers ranging from Moliere, to Heinrich von Kleist, to Jean Giradoux to Cole Porter. Writer and lyricist Barry Herman and composer Grant Sturiale were the latest to take a crack at it in 1986. And so, like Athena from the splitting headache of Zeus, “Olympus on My Mind” was born. Herman and Sturiale’s off-Broadway incarnation has been recently reincarnated at Florida Studio Theatre under the direction of Marcia Milgrom Dodge. It’s a loose adaptation of the original sources — and when I say loose, I mean very, very loose. The original story has been turned on its head; the Greek names have been Romanized for your protection. Edith Hamilton, it ain’t. Mythological purists are advised to seek elsewhere for entertainment. But it’s also very, very funny. The tunes are catchy and the jokes work — all performed at breakneck speed by the talent-

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ed folks at FST. There’s one big joke at the heart of it — a kind of comedic Möbius strip that loops back in on itself. “Olympus” pokes fun of the serious connotations of mythology by presenting myth as a lighter-than-air musical; it pokes fun of the Broadway musical form by populating it with the kind of heavy-duty gods and heroes normally seen in a PBS documentary. Mel Brooks was not directly involved, but I sensed his presence. The play opens with a goofy Greek chorus line doing a frieze-frame right off of one of those urns that Keats liked. It’s deliberately silly. The chorus is made up of Tom, Dick and Horace (Michael Kirsch, Jason Zimmit and Eric Summers), with the last minute addition of Delores (Cristin Boyle). She’s supposedly the romantic sidedish of Murray the Furrier — the man who’s supposedly producing the show. In one of the play’s running gags, she keeps popping up in garish costumes at inappropriate moments to dance and sing badly and hog the spotlight. She’s always sporting a fur, always plugging Murray’s store on the “North Trail.” It’s always a hoot. What’s left of the myth is a typical myth-understanding. While Gen. Amphitryon (George Spelvin) and his trusty servant, Sosia (Bob Adler), are off fighting Trojans, Jupiter (as played by a look-alike Christopher Carl) and his son Mercury (Stephan Stubbins), assume their forms and identities — all the better for Jupiter to get in the sack with Amphitryon’s wife, Alcmene (Cassandra McConnell). Jupiter (now succumbing to the human emotion of “love”), wants Alcmene to love him for his godlike self — after which he plans to make her a star ... literally. The genuine Amphitryon and Sosia show up in the middle of all of this, naturally. Alcmene’s husband seems to be spurning her one minute, making goo-goo eyes the next. Alcmene feels gratified, exhausted, rejected, dejected, angry, dazed and confused. The real Amphitryon soon feels jealous, angry, dazed and confused. Sosia, meanwhile, keeps getting zapped by Mercury’s tiny little stick. Now he feels confused. There are lots of doors, of course. Everybody keeps going in and out of them until they’re all confused — and then it’s all resolved and everybody’s all right. A happy ending, of course, the way it turned out in Plautus’ other play. Everybody thinks comedy’s easy because when it works, all you do is laugh and feel good. It’s not easy. As the man once said, dying is easy, comedy’s hard. Fortunately for folks who just want to laugh and not think about these things, the FST troupe made it look easy. Dodge directs the material in the style of a frenetic, hyper-


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Preparing a leisurely dinner and enjoying a glass of wine as she works in the kitchen is Deborah Johnson’s favorite way to relax. A surgical company representative, she spends several days each month on the road. “I love to cook and really look forward to coming home and to my kitchen,” she says. Strictly a self-taught cook, Johnson began cooking after she graduated from Kent State University. “It was starve or learn to cook,” Johnson remembers. “Eating out was too expensive.” with But Johnson found she had an aptitude for cooking and she pursued it. And she can handle a challenge, too. A bon- voyage party with 20 guests mushroomed to 56. “ We made it happen but we made a lot of supermarket runs,” she recalls. Another proud culinary moment was serving Thanksgiving dinner for 14 members of her family. “I made seven roast ducks using Ray Arpke’s recipe,” she says. “They came out perfect.” Johnson and her husband, Martin Brooks, enjoy entertaining at home. The couple has a group of 12 friends who rotate dinner evenings among them. Chateaubriand was the entrée at her last group dinner. “We do try to make the dinners elegant and treat ourselves to good wine and food,” she adds. Johnson’s family food traditions are limited. “My mom worked and didn’t have much time to cook but she made a great spaghetti,” she relates. “I make it today.” The secret is to use several varieties of meat and the sauce is made from scratch. Using only fresh vegetables is a “must” in Johnson’s kitchen and she frequents area farmers’ markets. An organized cook, Johnson sets out the measured ingredients, a lá TV chef style, when she is following a recipe. But she

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The recently vacated Buccaneer Inn restaurant on Dream Island has been sold by Thomas L. Hires, Buccaneer Properties Inc., to Dream Island, Limited Liability Company of Chicago, for $3,450,000. The transaction was recorded at the Manatee County Courthouse Oct. 1. Hires acquired the property in February 1995 for $1,160,000. The building, 595 Dream Island Road, is the remodeled successor of the late Gen. Lord Joseph “Joe” Harris’ infamous Sleepy Lagoon Rendezvous Club, constructed in 1947 when he developed his Sleepy Lagoon marine resort and cottages by dredging up Dream and Wake (Hideaway Bay) islands. According to the Manatee County Property Appraiser’s Office records, the present Buccaneer building was erected in 1950.

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Barbara J. Christofer of Avon, Conn., sold her 29-year-old unit 239-N in building 11 at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, to Barbara E. and Allan B. Schwartz from Conshohocken, Pa., for $225,000. Bonnie W. and Alfred L. Wilder from McLean, Va., bought unit 305 in the Clubhouse of the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort from B. J. Rutledge of Oklahoma City for $165,000. Built in 1973, the condominium was last sold for $75,000 way back in May 1979. Colony Beach & Tennis Resort consists of 232 apartment units.

of five homes. One of a kind on the whitest sand known to us here in Florida. Large living area with 3BR/2 baths with extended balcony and spiral staircase to pool area. Filtered views to the bay and clear view of the pool and recreation area. Deeded beach access. $947,000

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In a single sale at the 194-berth Boathouse on Longboat Key, 410 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Robert L. Bergs bought berth 1232 for $33,80 from 310489 Alberta, Ltd., of Tztobicourt, Ontario, James L. Dennis, president.

place. Designer decorated unit boasts gulf frontage, 24-hour security. Tiled foyer, airy interior, light and airy spirit. Rec room, very nice custom blinds, spacious bedrooms, Extralarge closets, 2 BR/2 baths. Washer/dryer. Clubhouse, community swimming pool/spa, turnkey. Covered under building parking. REDUCED $615,000

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

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The club earned its reputation for “reported illegal gambling” and “anything else goes” during after-hours activities. In fact, Manatee County Sheriff Roy Baden once conducted a surprise raid on the club during the early 1950s, after an article and picture that appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reporting the gambling. The picture had been taken through an outside window by Herald-Tribune photographer Earl Moore, who had been accompanied by the young publisher and owner of the newspaper, David B. Lindsey Jr. The upshot of it all was that there were only minor charges filed against Harris, while some gambling equipment was confiscated. Several years later Gen. Harris sold the Sleepy Lagoon Club to post-World War II developer Herb Field in 1956. Field converted it into the famed Buccaneer Inn and operated it for next 36 years before closing it in 1992 and later selling it to Hires.


Ave., south of Buttonwood Harbour, to Irzzu Jorge L. Fernandez of Houston for $190,000. Built 30 years ago, the two-bedroom and two-bath apartment was last sold in September 1991 for $79,000.

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In the other transaction, Betty Weed and her husband, Theodore F.G. Adair, sold their two-bedroom and two-bath home to Erin B. Spiess-Chang, of Greenwich, Conn., for $471,000. The home, located at 524 Halyard Lane, was built in 1963 and last sold for $158,000 back in 1985.

Beachplace III Julia B. and Joe P. Ruthven of Lakeland sold their two-bedroom and two-bath apartment 301 in building 8 of Beachplace III, 1055 Gulf of Mexico Drive, to Sharon Eichel and her husband, J. Kenneth Torreyson, of Atlanta, for $712,500. The Ruthvens received more than twice the $300,000 they paid for the apartment in November 1994. The condominium was built in 1981 by Arvida.

Harbour Villa Club Shirley A. and Jim L. Hebert from Greenwood Village, Colo., purchased unit 310 at the Harbour Villa Club (near the Buccaneer) from Daniel H. Burnside, 761 Old Compass Road, for $550,000. The two-bedroom and two-bath apartment at 615 Dream Island Road was developed in 1985 by the late Herb Field, one of the early Longboat Key developers after World War II. Included in the purchase is dock slip No. 13.

Jewfish Key After having sold vacant lots 14 and 15 in La Lenaire Isle on Jewfish Key earlier in September for $275,000 for the Barnett Family, LLC, Charles H. Ball, sold lots 20 and 21 at the end of September for the Sven-Olof Ridder Land Trust Agreement for $325,000. Buyers of the lots 20 and 21 were Cassandra and Rodney Schansman of Atlanta. La Lenaire Isle subdivision consists of 29 lots covering the entire Jewfish Key, located at the east end of Longboat Pass. Ball’s address is listed as 1444 First St., Sarasota. The address assigned to lots 20 and 21 is 7137 La Lenaire Drive, the lone platted roadway on the key, though it has never been built since there is not land bridge to the key nor are motor vehicles permitted on the key.

Wagner to Wagner In what appears to be an intra-corporate transactions between Rolf-Jurgen Wagner’s Wagner Development Inc., and himself as its president, Wagner, 5930 Gulf of Mexico Drive, bought the adjacent vacant residential property at 5940 Gulf of Mexico Drive, from his company for $320,000. This property, extending from the Gulf of Mexico Drive to Harris Bayou on the bayside, last sold for $245,000 in July 1994. Although the property is located on the Manatee County side of Longboat Key, the deed of sale was recorded at the Sarasota County Clerk’s Office instead of the Manatee County Clerk’s Office at the courthouse in Bradenton.

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Marnie (Marlene K.) Lageson Hayden and Bret A. Lageson sold their three-bedroom and two-bath home at 8 S. Washington Drive to Louis Magnano of Fort Lauderdale for $377,700. The 52-year-old home last sold for $188,300 in July 2001. Frank J. Filippelli, 8431 Gardens Circle, Sarasota, sold his apartment unit 35 at St. Armands Towers, 101 Ben Franklin Drive, to Victoria Van Vliet, 5145 Sandy Shore, Sarasota, for $275,000. The two-bedroom and two-bath condo was built in 1968 and last sold for $140,000 in February 1993. In an apparent intra-family transaction, Ellen K. and Robert W. Nelson bought their 10-year-old, four-bedroom and fivebath home with swimming pool at 400 N. Washington Drive from Robert Nelson, 1452 Hillview Drive, Sarasota for $199,400. The property last sold for $475,000 in August 1990. Joseph Lebaron of Longboat Key sold his apartment 19-A at Kingston Arms to Jill A. Adams of Chicago for $175,000.

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RESIDENTIAL HOMES HARBOR ACRES BAY VIEWS AND GREAT BOATING! - $2,895,000. Gorgeous, furnished, almost-new home with extraordinary detailing. 4,200 sq. ft. with 4BR/4BA, 4 car garage & elevator. SENSATIONAL SUNSETS - $2,475,000. from this fantastic Bird Key home. Smashing Mediterranean w/all the “appropriate touches”. Great boating! In-law suite possible. Priced below appraisal! PANORAMIC WATER VIEWS FROM ST. ARMANDS MEDITERRANEAN - $2,395,000. Spacious 4 or 5 bedroom home with over 4,900 sq. ft., volume ceilings, dramatic extras, 2 fireplaces, elevator and docking for a 40’ boat. ONE ACRE ON THE BAY - $1,995,000. Amazing views, incredible landscaping and supreme privacy. Fabulous 75’ lap pool. Beach access. LARGE FAMILY HOME AT THE BEACH! $1,250,000. Key West style home with multiple decks for viewing. Brand new and beautiful! PRIVATE HOME IN THE BAYOU - $659,000. - Lovingly maintained 3 or 4BR on quiet cul-desac. Heated pool, new roof, A/C and new paver driveway.

Bird Key Dulce and Robert J. Brandt of the Chicago northshore suburb of Lake Forest, Ill., purchased the three-bedroom and three-bath home with swimming pool at 318 Bird Key Drive, from Mary Alice and Robert G.H. Alexander, 5196 Sunnydale Circle, Sarasota, for $462,500. The home was one of the first built on Bird Key after it was dredged and expanded by Arvida in 1961. Kim F. Waters sold her Bird Key home at 532 N. Spoonbill Drive to Karen C. Finnigan of Elmhurst, Ill., for $1,110,000. The four-bedroom and two-bath home was built in 1966 and has a swimming pool. The property was last sold for $730,000 in July 1999. Kent Chetlain is a veteran Florida journalist and historian, a former Manatee County commissioner and a holder of a Florida real estate license. He has chronicled real estate activity in this area since 1957. ❑

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REGENT PLACE! - $2,700,000. - spacious “B” plan in south building w/the most fabulous views of gulf bay and city. Over 3,200 sq. ft. of PIZAZZ! DESIGNER PERFECTION ON THE BEACH! $1,895,000. - 9th floor Waterclub unit with gorgeous gulf and bay views. Loads of special features and upgrades. SMACK DAB ON THE GULF! - $1,695,000. Immaculate Villa Di Lancia penthouse. Huge terrace, high ceilings, great amenities! LUXURIATE ON LIDO! - $899,000. - 3BR/3BA condo home in L’Elegance. Views of both gulf & bay. Corner unit w/generous wrap-around balconies. SANCTUARY-BEACH “WALK-DOWN” $899,000. - 2 or 3 bedroom with gorgeous wood floors, great built-ins and perfect location. HUGE BAY VIEWS - $629,000. - Sought after corner unit at Grand Bay. Gigantic terrace, designer turnkey furnished, loads of extras and 2 parking spaces. COREYS LANDING VILLA - $499,000. Immaculate, open, bright and provides super views of lake and golf course. 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings & new appliances. SPACIOUS TOWNHOME IN FAIRWAY BAY$325,000. - Corner unit with fireplace, skylights and volume ceilings. Great amenities. FAIRWAY BAY WALKDOWN - $299,900. Lush greenbelt views from this 2 bedroom. Tennis, pool and deeded beach access. Small pet okay. BENT TREE FAMILY HOME - $215,000. Private home on cul-de-sac w/ 3BR/2BA, pool, 2 car garage and large lanai.

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

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Living Walls Furniture & Design 1311 Main St. (by the bay) • Sarasota Owners: The store is owned by Alison Bishop and her husband, Michael. Year Established: The store was opened in 1970 “by my mother and father, Ruth and Basil Levin,” says Alison Bishop. For 15 years it was stationed on St. Armands Circle, then relocated to Sarasota in 1986 as “part of spearheading downtown redevelopment that was going on.” Hours: The store operates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. It stays open until 9 p.m. for the First Friday Walk. Employees: In addition to the Bishops, there are four other employees at the store, including another designer, Lori Stone. Type of store: “We are a full modern furniture store with an interior design department and we feature handmade accessories and art,” says Bishop. “We handle as much or as little as people need us to,” she says, and that ranges from tiles to sofas. “We don’t charge for interior designing, it comes with the merchandise,” she says. The same goes for deliveries. Price range: “We can accommodate sales from $8 to many thousands,” she says. “We look for good design and good value. Sometimes it’s expensive, sometimes it’s not.” Atmosphere: “It’s a very happy look,” says

Bishop. “We’re very customer oriented. That’s our calling card.” Favorite book: “I really enjoyed ‘Ahab’s Wife,’ written recently by Sena J. Naslund. It is a well-written novel that portrays a woman interestingly — strong 18-century woman — single, intelligent, self-directed. I love reading. I, like every other woman my age, belong to a book club,” she says. She has belonged to it for the past six years. Favorite movie: “We’re big movie watchers. I am a connoisseur of movies and I mostly watch them on DVDs ... I really try to try different things ... ‘1900’ was an interesting one, that was an oddball ... ‘Amelie’ and ‘Children of the Lost City’ — those are my current favorites,” she says. What you like best about Sarasota?: “Let’s start with the sunshine,” says. “I like the small-town feel — just the idea that wherever you go, you run into people you know.” What you like least about Sarasota?: “That the airport doesn’t have great connections,” she replies. What is the most challenging part of running the store?: “The end presentation is always perfect ... every step of the way is a stumbling block that we have to work around,” Bishop says. In her case the stumbling blocks include steps, doorways not

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Alison Bishop is the co-owner of Living Walls Furniture & Design, a store which was opened on St. Armands Circle by her parents, Ruth and Basil Levin. wide enough, trucks breaking down, not enough fabric. “It all happens,” she smiles and nods. “We shield our customers as much as we can from getting it there, making it seem like it was effortless.” Best business advice ever received: “Anyone can say ‘no,’ but we make it our goal to say ‘yes.’ Give the customers what

they want. Figure out what they’re asking,” she explains. If you could reincarnate, whom would you be?: “Barbara Kingsolver,” comes her answer. “She’s a writer, she’s a naturalist, she’s brilliant, verbally talented,” listing some of her attributes. “I very much admire her.” — Lusya Sullivan


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Prudential Palms Realty — Newcomer Prudential Palms Realty snagged one of the Key’s top Realtors, Jerry Thompson, GRI, CRS. Thompson was impressed by the “huge marketing program” that Prudential offers, as well as its “cutting edge technology,” she said. Thompson was previously associated with the Longboat Key office of Coldwell Banker Previews. Thompson has been a Realtor for more than Jerry Thompson 25 years. “My whole real estate career has been on the Key,” she said. But Thompson isn’t leaving the Key — Prudential Palms Realty’s boutique office, Fine Homes International, is located on Longboat Key. Thompson has experienced many transitions in her real estate career. She began her career with Arvida Realty Sales, which was sold to the Waterside Properties. Waterside Properties in turn was bought by Coldwell Banker. Thompson has received a number of awards. They include the Mega Super Star awards from the Sarasota Association of Realtors, which she has been receiving since the award’s inception in 1997 — for selling more than $10 million that year. And while with Coldwell Banker, she also received a Coldwell Banker International Award — President’s Elite — for the top 2% internationally. She likes working for Prudential because “it’s a family-owned company with all of the

benefits of the large real estate network of Prudential,” said the real estate and broker licenses holder, who is originally from Maryland. “Experience gives me the expertise and local knowledge of the Key. It’s a win-win for me.” Wederbrock Real Estate Co. — Top listing agents for September were John Hines and The Team of Mike Migone and Tina Rudek, Longboat Key office; Geoff Wall, Holmes Beach office; Mike Migone Lowell Shoaf and The Team of Tim Strzelczyk and Marla Schmandt, Avenue of the Flowers office; and Jim Foster, commercial division. The month’s top selling agents were Ed Boothe and The Team of Mike Migone and Tina Rudek, Longboat Tina Rudek Key office; Gail Tutewiler, Homes Beach office; Courtney Campbell, Avenue of the Flowers; and Jim Foster, commercial division. The company also has an addition on its staff — Sarah Metcalf. Formerly of Keller Sarah Metcalf Williams Realty, Metcalf joined the Wederbrock team at 26 Avenue of the Flowers. A California native, she has been in the real estate business for seven years. — Lusya Sullivan


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

Prestigious Manatee Riverfront home situated on 83’ river frontage. Additional 125’ on protected Warner’s Bayou w/dock. 2 story contemporary w/ 4/5BR/2.5BA. Sweeping view of river, lg. spacious rooms in over 3,000 sf. of living area. Call Rose Schnoerr or Scott Dunlap at 730-3376.

Grand 10,500 sq. ft. Siesta Key estate on deep protected boating water with 80 foot dockage, panoramic water views, 216 ft. seawall, almost 1 acre of privacy, 4 bedroom suites, 2 pools, home theater, marble floors, snooker room, guest wing. Truly spectacular! Call Betsy de Manio or Kate Tyler at 924-9000.



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Build your dream home on almost 2 acres of pristine beachfront property along Siesta Key’s world renowned Crescent Beach. Unmatched natural beauty and expansive views from this Gulf-front sanctuary with 160 feet of sugar white beach. Great investment potential! Call Betsy de Manio at 924-9000.


Double Penthouse Direct Gulf Front Condo of 5000 SF +/- on LBK! 2 master ste., 3 guest rms., huge liv. rm., FP, dining & breakfast rms., gourmet kit., family rm., study, laundry, priv. foyer, 2 pkg. spaces, volume ceilings, granite, marble, wrap around 79’ balcony. Call Cindy Hawthorne, 730-0500

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





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OPEN HOUSE Sunday Oct. 20 1-4 p.m. Wide open water views from this bright end unit. 3BR/2.5BA, gourmet kitchen, as new condition. 2 car private garage, gas grill in entry courtyard, tennis, resort style pool, fishing pier, beach club membership. Call Michael Granston at 504-8018.

Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from this three bedroom, four and a half bath with den in lowest priced “Arlington” in Water Club II. Designer decorated with loads of upgrades including custom built-ins, cast stone archways and columns. Call Michael Duvall 518-8157 or 924-9000.

Direct gulf views from every room. High floor. Completely gutted, then exquisitely renovated with travertine throughout, granite/stainless steel kitchen. Marble bathrooms, San Francisco designerdecorated. Reliable seasonal income $19,200 if desired. A dream. No Brokers please. Call Barbara at 387-7676.




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Top 25 building permits 63 Million

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




7074 Longboat Drive E. 651 Broadway 1281 Gulf of Mexico Drive 601 Cedar St. 5635 Gulf of Mexico Drive, 205 3431 Bayou Sound 2307 Harbour Oaks Drive, 2307-15 5310 Gulf of Mexico Drive 2525 Gulf of Mexico Drive, 2-F 1922 Harbourside Drive 2301 Harbour Oaks Drive, 2301-05 5581 Gulf of Mexico Drive 1000 Longboat Club Road, 804 4600 Gulf of Mexico Drive 3806 Gulf of Mexico Drive, C403 580 Chipping Lane 6473 Gulf of Mexico Drive 1075 Gulf of Mexico Drive, 402 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive, D17 603 Longboat Club Road, 703 5851 Gulf of Mexico Drive 5441 Gulf of Mexico Drive 1904 Harbourside Drive, 201 600 Sutton Place, 401B 561 Yardarm Lane

single-family home single-family home paint exterior single-family home interior alteration remodel interior re-roof buildings 2307, 2309, 2311, 2315 alter screen enclosure/walk covering remodel kitchen/bath re-roof re-roof buildings 2301, 2303, 2305 replace windows remodel interior re-roof remodel interior add dock and lift add pool alter kitchen replace mobile home alter kitchen repair support columns replace windows alter kitchen/dressing area remodel kitchen replace windows


Anton J. Gerich Louis M. Ursini Waterclub Condo Association Anthony E. Roberts Matilda Smith Wagener Richard C. Meyers Harbor Oaks I, Association McCalls Beach Castle Bayside L Michael L. Gurchiek Fairyway Bay Condo Assoc. Harbor Oaks I, Association Barry Messer Frederick Goldberger Windward Bay Condominiums Jack Brown Robert Gault Michael L. Gurchiek Ralph L. Fletcher Joseph J. and Joan E. Callan David Snyder Whitestar Corporation Barry W. Messer Linda A. Paskovich Bruce F. Katz Brian J. and Lisa McGinn

$400,000 $301,064 $236,000 $152,000 $85,000 $78,400 $67,328 $47,780 $47,008 $44,396 $44,184 $34,781 $33,370 $32,752 $30,800 $30,000 $27,875 $26,000 $25,000 $24,500 $24,000 $22,727 $19,500 $18,700 $17,082


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Fabulous home with soaring ceilings, beautiful built-ins, many upgrades including Corian counters, marble baths, great room, family room, 3BR/3.5BA, very private screened, heated pool with Jacuzzi. Deeded beach access. $969,000.


– Almost new, fabuTOsoaring CT with lous waterfront location. Grand living room A R !!! T CO4Nbedrooms, AYS!grand ceilings and designer built-ins, Dincluding 4 G IN master. $1,649,000. CLOS

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“Priced To Sell Below Recent Appraisal” Lovely 3BR/2BA home in immaculate condition Pool, 40’ dock - easy access to bay/gulf. Short walk to deeded beach access & beautiful Gulf beach. Don’t miss this one. $684,500. 10172

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Karen specializes as a Buyer’s Agent and has extensive knowledge of our area’s waterfront properties, including Longboat Key, Lido, St. Armands, Bird Key, Siesta and Casey Keys.

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


This first floor condo like a beach house! Directly on the Gulf. 2 bedrooms. Furnished. $499,000. Totally updated 2BR/2BA gulf front condo. Granite counters, new appliances, wood cabinets, faux finishes, fabulous light fixtures, plantation shutters. Olympic sized pool. $499,000. set views - see city lights, dolphins in the Gulf, 180˚ view of everything! 2 bedrooms, furnished, large balcony. Close to shopping, restaurants. $699,000.

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

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

LONGBOAT KEY CLUB - Gorgeous bay, city skyline

and gulf views from this designer finished, lovely, large, 3BR/3.5BA beachfront condo behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club. Many amenities including tennis, fitness center, beautiful beachfront pool. $1,275,000.


Magnificent, 3 bed plus den custom south corner penthouse w/spectacular panoramic views of Gulf & Bay. Most sought after floor plan w/Saturnia floors, marble baths, granite kitchen. Private elevator. Private 2 car garage. $2,700,000.

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RITZ CARLTON - The many fabulous custom features and breathtaking bay and marina views will dazzle you in this one-of-a-kind, custom 15th floor residence at the Ritz. Custom cherry kitchen, granite counters, marble baths, 3BR+den. Very open floor plan, 2 parking, 2 storage. $2,590,000. 10102





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you build on this sailboat deep waterfront lot with unparalleled views. $1,499,000.

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BAYFRONT - S. LBK - Dock your boat at home when

Fabulous southwest beach views from this updated 2BR/2BA condo. Very private, open floor plan, great building, Olympic sized pool. $575,000.

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Golf Gambits

Rules offer some ‘relief’ during play I have been asked on more than one occasion about the proper action in case your ball comes to rest on a cart path. Of course you may play from the cart path, despite the fact that the cart path is considered an immovable obstruction. Nevertheless, you are permitted to take relief from the cart path by first determining the point of nearest relief. That point is the nearest to where the ball lies, which is not nearer the hole and at which, if the ball were so positioned, no interference from the cart path would exist. The player should determine his nearest point of relief by using the club with which he expects to play his next stroke to simulate the address position and swing for such stroke. Having determined the nearest point of relief, the player may then use any club, including a driver or long putter, to measure one

club-length from that nearest point of relief and drop the ball (this may not be in a hazard or on a putting green). The player may also clean his ball before dropping it. Bear in mind, there is only one point of nearest relief and should that point result in a place in the middle of a shrub, that remains the point of nearest relief. You are not entitled to a good lie by taking relief from the immovable obstruction. This question came up in the recent Ryder Cup play when Bernhard Langer took relief from a sprinkler head in deep rough, another immovable obstruction. Langer was able to take his 5iron which he was going to use on his next shot to determine the nearest relief. He then used his long putter to determine a spot where he was going to drop the ball, no nearer the hole.

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◆ 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.

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


◆ L’Ambiance Penthouse... The ultimate in luxury & sophistication! Sweeping views of the gulf, Islandside golf course & Sarasota bay! 5,200 square feet with 14’ ceilings, enormous wraparound terrace & three covered parking spaces! Offered unfurnished for $6,995,000. ◆ Water Club...Exquisitely appointed, spacious beachfront residence w/3 large terraces! Popular “Arlington” plan w/beautiful upgrades throughout! 2 covered parking spaces. $2,695,000. ◆ Vizcaya...Spacious, luxurious condo with the feel of a single family home. Exquisitely furnished & appointed with a private pool & stunning views of the gulf. $2,649,000. ◆ Water Club...Sophisticated “Cambridge” floor plan tastefully appointed throughout! 2 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen with granite, extra storage & 2 covered parking spaces $1,249,000. ◆ Grand Bay...Luxuriously appointed “Biscayne” floor plan in desirable building 4! Expansive views of bay, marina & preserve. Wrap glass terraces that do not look into another building, elegantly furnished with 2 covered parking spaces. $1,100,000. ◆ Grand Bay...Popular “Cayman” floor plan in desirable building 4 w/sweeping views of the bay, marina & city skyline! Tastefully decorated, 2 balconies provide total privacy. Fabulous amenities & Deeded beach access too! $1,095,000.


To continue with the question of where and when to drop, let’s take the case of water hazards. To begin with, lateral water hazards are marked by red stakes and/or red lines, whereas yellow stakes mark water hazards. If a ball is in or is lost in a water hazard (whether the ball lies in water or not), the player may under penalty of one stroke in accordance with Rule 26-1: a. Play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played. b. Drop a ball behind the water hazard, keeping the point at which the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far behind the water hazard the ball may be dropped. c. An additional option is available only if the ball last crossed the margin of a lateral water hazard, drop a ball outside the water hazard within two club-lengths of and not nearer the hole than (1) the point where the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard or (2) a point on the opposite margin of the water hazard equidistant from the hole. (It is not too common for a player to use (2) of this Rule because most golf courses are so designed to make this scenario unlikely). Bear in mind there is always the player has the choice to hit the ball from within the water hazard without penalty, providing he does not ground his club in the hazard.

There are a few unusual occurrences which do involve the Rules relative to water hazards.

◆ Marina Bay...Bay & gulf view compliment this graciously appointed residence with over 3,000 squre feet. Well designed with family room, 2 terraces. 2nd covered parking space available for an additional $30,000. $998,000. ◆ Marina Bay....Elegance & sophistication define this 3BR, 3BA residence with bay views! Almost 3,400 sq ft. Quality appointments throughout. Spacious family room & kitchen, separate dining room, & 2 terraces. $879,000. ◆ Seagate Club...Panoramic gulf & sunset views from this upper floor corner residence! 2BR/2BA, tile floors, large balcony, views from every room! Walk to shopping, restaurants & banks. $669,000. ◆ Players Club.... Gulf views from this furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath ! active tennis NGthis furnished condominium...rarely NDIwithin Eavailable P E L A S community. Under building parking included. $599,000.

Residential Homes ◆ Bay Front Estate...A true estate feel, lushly landscaped with seclusion and privacy on the open bay. One of a kind property with approx. 1.5 acres comprised of 2 lots on boating water. $2,875,000. ◆ Bay Isles Harbor Section...One of the best lots with approx. 246’ of water frontage with Southern exposure. Great floor plan with a dramatic flair!. $2,395,000. ◆ Royal Palm Harbor/Siesta Key...Terrific location! Sailboat Water, 3rd house from bay, walk to beach! $985,000. ◆ Emerald Point South...Brand new and ready to move in! Gorgeous. Private community of only 16 custom luxury homes. $699,000. ◆ Corey’s Landing...Light, bright & spacious 3 bedroom home with volume ceilings, custom built-ins, family room & 2 car garage. Views of the golf course & lake from the expanded lanai. $575,000. ◆ The Village...Old Florida charm! Totally renovated beach cottage on Longboat’s north end. Mexican tile throughout, new appliances, caged pool, screened lanai, Florida room & just 1/2 block from the community boat dock & fishing pier! $437,500.

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


Water hazards

The unusual

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That spot resulted in his dropping the ball on the fairway, a perfectly legal exercise in application of Rule 24 and in so doing he was permitted to clean his ball. In addition, he could then use a different club other than the 5-iron to make his next shot. Proof positive that knowledge of the Rules can often be of help.

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Q. What if a player assumes his original ball to be in a water hazard, although there was not reasonable evidence to that effect. The player proceeds to play another ball at the spot from which the original ball was played. The player then finds his original ball outside the hazard. What is the ruling? A. The original ball is lost and the other ball is in play under penalty of stroke and distance. Decision 27/17. Q. When a ball last crosses the margin of a lateral water hazard at the side of a putting green, it is sometimes impossible to drop a ball within two club-lengths of the point where the ball last crossed the hazard margin without dropping nearer the hole than that point. What is the procedure in such a case? A. This does occur quite often, since many water hazards do abut putting greens. It is usually possible to drop a ball on the near side of a lateral water hazard and conform with Rule 26-1c (1) by dropping the ball close to the hazard margin. Where this is impossible, the player must proceed under one of the other options provided in Rule 26-1. 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. ❑

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

Ongoing classes Oct. 16 — Oct. 22 Sports/Fitness Classes: • Aerobics, (low-impact): 8 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday • Young at Heart: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday • Muscles & More (weight-bearing): 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Passive Programs: • Duplicate Bridge: 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Upcoming Special Event: • Halloween Pizza Party: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 • AARP 55/Alive Mature Driving Class: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 12 and 13; pre-registration required




PLAYER OF THE WEEK How many years have you played tennis? “I started playing in the Atlanta area when I was 21 for about five years,” Hackett says. “I didn’t play tennis again until I was 50. I’m now 54.” What is your best stroke — serve, backhand, etc.? “I am more consistent and comfortable with my backhand,” he says. “I really enjoy placing my backhand down the line when my opponents least expect it.”

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What is your specialty? Singles? Doubles? “I enjoy doubles the most because of the team work and strategy involved. Also, at my age, it sure is nice to have a partner help you cover the court,” Hackett says.

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What kind of racket do you use? “I use a Wilson Triad 5.5 at 56 pounds,” says Hackett. “I’ve used a number of these Triads.”

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What is one thing you’d like to improve? “I’d like to improve the timing of my split-step while approaching the net aggressively,” he says. “This will help me volley the ball more consistently and better placement on the court.”

NEW LISTINGS LONGBOAT KEY–COUNTRY CLUB SHORES – Boater’s Paradise- 170” of seawall on wide protected Bayou looking out to Sarasota Bay from this beautiful Key West style residence. Charm & style in the two story foyer with wood floors that continue to a spacious living room with study loft, separate dining room, 2 bedrooms & a master suite with sitting room. Ideal for entertaining w/large screened deck overlooking the bay. Plenty of garage & storage space. Charm at..........................$1,575,000 LONGBOAT KEY – WATERCLUB I –True elegance with a beachhouse feeling in this 2585 sq ft air-conditioned plaza level residence. 18x40 tiled terrace, 13x25 master suite private patio, featuring 10’ ceilings & marble floors, 2BR + study, 2.5BA, beautifully detailed with designer built-ins, window, wall treatments & extra closets .................$989,000 LONGBOAT KEY –Vacant residential Lot- Build a Gulf side residence. Situated to capture wide Gulf views. Just steps to miles of pristine beach. Tropical and mature landscaping creates privacy on this 100x175’ lot..........$1,250,000

What is your most glorious moment in a match? Hackett recalls: “Making it to the finals in the “Make-aWish” tournament at the Bath and Racquet Club with my doubles partner, Jim Brown, earlier this year. Also, being a part of the Prime Time 50’s Tennis League team.” What is your funniest flub-up? “I know I have had many,” admits Hackett, “but I don’t recall any outstanding one.”

Dora Walters

Walter Hackett

Who is the person you’d most like to meet on the court? “That’s tough,” ponders Hackett. “Really two people — Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors — Borg for his laid-back manner of play and Connors for his spirited play. I would just love to interact with them.”

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Do you have any advice or tips for other players? “Be committed to learning the basics of tennis,” he advises. “My coach, Steve Miller, always reminds me to relax so I can follow through on the ball and to keep moving forward.”

LONGBOAT KEY – SANCTUARY –Direct gulf front large corner 3BR/3.5BA in desirable Building III. Totally furnished w/quality & attention to detail in soft, neutral tones. Upgraded kitchen, 9’ ceilings & wrap around terrace overlook glamorous pool & pristine beach..................................................$2,195,000 LONGBOAT KEY – SANCTUARY –GEnjoy spectacular SALE PENDIN city, bay..................................................................$1,195,000 QUEENS HARBOR – Opportunity! Picturesque views over 2 lakes to golf course from 4BR, maintenance free home behind gates of the LBK Club. Includes etched glass doors, granite, tiled floors, home theatre, study w/2 computer centers. Heated pool & spa, summer kitchen. Seller motivated!......... $997,000 ESTATE LOT – Over and acre on Sarasota GBay with 119 feet of new seawall & bay...................................................$1,890,000 SALE PENDIN PROMENADE – Outstanding penthouse w/sweeping views of city & Gulf. 3BR/3.5 BA residence w/10’ ceilings, raised panel walls & doors, crown molding, wood & marble floors, wrap around terrace, + all the amenities & 2 pkg spaces. Concierge, 24 hr. security.......................................$1,495,000 WATER CLUB I – 7th floor unbelievable south views of Gulf and City from this 3BR/3BA set to go showplace. Perfection in every detail. Furnished.......................$1,695,000 PENTHOUSE AT THE SANCTUARY G – spectacular SALE PENDIN views...................................................................$1,450,000



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What do you like most about playing tennis on Longboat Key? “The people, then my membership in the LBK Public Tennis Center,” Hackett says. “I have met friendly and interesting people from around the world.” — Dora Walters

(941) 387-0048 10172 Michael Saunders & Company Licensed Real Estate Broker

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

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: 3:30, 5 and 6:30


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

CASEY KEY BAYFRONT – Fabulous 3/4 acre gated estate w/beach access. 2 story unique home w/quality & flair. Large pool & patios overlook bay & tropical gardens. Featured in national publications, casual & open...$1,995,000

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

Special events: • Who’s B.O.B.: Men’s Singles, 2 p.m. Tues. • Where’s the B.O.S.S.: (3.0 to 3.75 level of play), 11 a.m. Mon. Reservations suggested.

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SIESTA KEY – Key West Contemporary architectural PENDING SALEsetting................................. design, private tropical $625,000

MAINLAND PALMER RANCH – Lowest priced home in Prestancia. Two large master suites, 2 guest rooms & study. New tiled floors, carpeting & A/C............................................$495,000 MAINLAND – ASHLEY – Enjoy a magnificent golf course view from spacious 4BR/4BA. Featuring wood floors, French doors & gourmet kitchen detailed w/granite & wood opening to a family room w/fireplace. Master suite w/sitting area & 2 walk-in closets. 3-car garage......................$789,000 THE OAKS PRESERVE – Sunrise and Sunsets on Sarasota Bay! 5th floor 3BR/3BA condo w/2 private elevators. Beautiful tile floors and spacious screed terrace. 9ft. ceilings. Golf, tennis and fine dining............................$459,000 RITZ CARLTON PENTHOUSE – Private penthouse condominium w/world class amenities of the Ritz. Sparkling bay views from every room, 4734 sq ft residence w/2 master suites, guest and leisure room with wet bar all marble floors. Magnificently furnished.........................................$3,450,000 MUSUEM AREA – Historical designated Bayfront gated estate on 1.8 acres. Georgian style, 3 BR, study, sunroom, 9’ ceilings. Dock & seawall, gazebo & guest house.....................$3,900,000 MOTE RANCH – Lakefront location on large lot w/magnificent views. Model like home w/high ceilings, crown moldings. Great community w/boat docks, pool & tennis courts........................................................................$425,000

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

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


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SANCTUARY Corner unit with wrap around views of golf and gulf. 2BR + den/2BA nicely turnkey furnished. Enjoy expansive beach and sensational amenities in this secure and private environment. Affordably priced at $965,000.

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


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ISLANDS WEST Breathtaking vistas of the gulf, bay and downtown. Beautifully turnkey furnished, huge 1BR with den/2nd BR. Very special bldg. with tennis, sensational clubhouse, gulf front pool, stop light for easy access. $465,000.

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End unit with direct gulf views, larger 2BR plan. Open kitchen, marble floors. Islandside gated community on South LBK. $749,000.

5400 + sq. ft., 5BR home with den, kitchen-family, living, dining & game rooms, 3 car garage and magnificent views of skyline. Walk to St. Armands. $4,000,000.

MARINA BAY Exceptional bay front value in Bay Isles. Large 3BR/2.5BA with huge eat-in kitchen, family room, screened bay view terrace, separate dining room and closets galore. Feels like a private home. $825,000. HARBOUR CIRCLE Absolutely beautiful villa within the gated Harbourside community.



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20 MILLION SOLD IN 2002 THE BEST OF BIRD KEY BIRD KEY BAYFRONT Views of the downtown skyline greet you as you step in the front door. Superb quality & design set the tone for this substantially updated home. Entertaining is a pleasure on the large patio w/open views, pool & spa. Lush grounds w/extensive landscaping...............................................................$3,150,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE BIRD KEY BAYFRONT Here’s your opportunity. Build your own Bayfront home on Bird Key. Do you prefer a gorgeous sunset view that looks across the water to mansions on Lido Key? This property is ready to go.........................................................................$2,100,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE BIRD KEY BAYFRONT Fabulous Bay view. Icon of mid-century architecture. Cathedral ceiling in great room, terrazzo floors, lots of sliders for open view & pool. Location is a gem. Redo or tear down...................................................................................$1,279,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE BIRD KEY WATERWAY Great location w/easy access to the open bay. This split plan design has generous room sizes. The master suite has an adjacent office/den. Lots of sliders open to the tiled patio w/pool & spa. Spacious sun room provides added living space. Tasteful landscaping throughout the property.........$1,150,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE BIRD KEY GARDEN Lovely, well-maintained home on oversized lot. Cathedral ceilings, tile floors, fireplace & master suite w/his & her baths. Sliders to the large patio & pool area. Private setting w/fencing & tasteful landscaping.................................................$650,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE 10 17 2

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EMERALD POINTE...New construction behind the gates at Longboat Key Club. This 3 bedroom villa offers views of the lake and golf course, private swimming pool/spa, two car garage, neutral colors throughout. Offered for $700,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• SEAPLACE...Located in the midrise building, this 4th floor unit offers 2br/1ba and wonderful gulf and sunset views. A wonderful weekend getaway or great rental opportunity. Offered for $345,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••



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


ISLANDS WEST Unimaginable views! Sensational location! You can see forever from this 2BR penthouse level condo. Enjoy higher ceilings, open floor plan, and move-in condition. $719,000. Beautifully updated condo with fabulous gulf views in a meticulously maintained complex. So many amenities to enjoy. A must “see” for “sea” lovers. $629,000.

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Jim Martin def. Tim Fitzpatrick, 6-3.

Longboat Key Club

Longboat Boat Key Club

Women’s 18-Hole Golf Association

Women’s 18-Hole Golf Association

Format: 40 Balls — Tuesday, Oct. 1 1st 10 Barbara Brizdle, JoAnn Iaria, Joyce Steele, Marlene Wilkening 2nd 4 Barbara Gilman, Elaine Libman, Shirley Markus, Lois Minkoff 3rd 3 Nancy Chanos, Rose Chip, Sandra Finnegan, Sylva Langton (tie) Hazel Lenobel, Grace Muzzi, Bonnie Zeeman

Longboat Key Tennis Center Fall Men’s Singles — Tuesday, Oct 8 Quarters: Don Semisch def. John Beeman, 6-3. Jim Martin def. Steve Johnson, 6-4. Tim Fitzpatrick def. Clem Hopp, 6-3. Tony Elleston def. Dan Miller, 6-2. Semis: Don Semisch def. Jim Martin, 6-4. Tony Elleston def, Tim Fitzpatrick, 6-3. Finals: Don Semicsh def. Tony Elleston, 6-4. 3rd Place:

Format: Stableford — Tuesday, Oct. 8 A Flight Bonnie Zeeman, 31; Barbara Powers, 28; (tie) Joyce Steele; (tie) Janet Vat Iten B Flight Lois Minkoff, 40; Ronnie Bernard, 30; (tie) Margo Lee; Barbara Gilman, 28 C Flight Lois Fishman, 34; (tie) Marjorie Tick; Rose Chip, 31; Sandra Finnegan, 29; (tie) Edith Rosenthal D Flight Nancy Chanos, 34; Jill Wilson, 30; MaryDee Kilngenberg, 29


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.

Longboat Key Club Men’s Golf Association Best Ball Foursome — Wednesday, 0ct. 9 1st Place — $10 each Bill Steele, Joe Curl, Bill Lyons, Les Jacobs 2nd Place — $7 each Bryan Langton, Norm Reiter, Gerry Lublin, Ian Willis 3rd Place — $5 each Sam Smullin, Paul Glosser, Irving Levitt, Robert Chalphin

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


PROMENADE W/GORGEOUS VIEWS Largest 2BR split plan condo w/stunning gulf & pool views. Located on the sunset side of the building and in one of the best locations. This exclusive complex provides exercise & clubrooms, Har-Tru tennis, great security & concierge. Go to for a virtual tour. $795,000.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES JEWEL Located in the Country Club Shores boating community on the southernmost shores of Longboat Key with a dock & lift. Elegantly designed, this home includes a great room design with expansive views of the caged pool plus canal. Go to for a virtual tour. $849,000

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!

EMERALD HARBOR HOME W/BEAUTIFUL OLD FLORIDA WATER VIEWS Boaters take note of this deep-water home w/186’ of water frontage that will accommodate a very large boat. This home is so pretty inside and out. Some of the amenities include; hardwood floors, French doors opening to pavered decks, very light and spacious, 3BR split plan, gorgeous gardens, courtyard fountain, pavered pathways that wind throughout the gardens, 2 docks and a lift. Don’t make a mistake and miss this home. for a virtual tour. $785,000. 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. WHITNEY BEACH CONDOMINIUM This condo is located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north end with deeded access to a gorgeous white sand beach right across the street. Boat dockage available. Go to for photos. $190,000. WONDERFUL KEY WEST HOME Situated on Anna Maria Island is this island home with its own boat dock and lift in the backyard and located 1½ blocks from a gorgeous white sand beach. Go to for a virtual tour. SALE PENDING $839,000.

•Key West Style Estate! - Approx. 1/ 2acres on the Bay with 7BR/7.5BA, 8,000+ SF, 35’ ceilings, double oak staircase, Acanthus moldings, stepped ceilings, Artisan finishes, gourmet kitchen, utility craft room, executive office, paver brick, elevator, 25 car garage, pool & dock.......................................$5,495,000. •Stunning Views of the Caribbean Blue Waters! 3,375 square foot residence with a custom designed interior, 10 foot ceilings, marble and wood floors, exquisitely appointed built-ins, and a gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and granite. For exchange or sale!...................................................................$3,200,000. •Must Sell Now! Deep water and wide open bay views, designer transformed 4,000 square feet, 3 bedroom suites, exercise room, colossal closet and storage, vaulted ceilings, built-ins, elevator, granite in the foyer, bar and kitchen with breakfast room, 42’ lanai, 34’ pool, 3 car garage and private beach club in gated bay isles. Furniture available..............................................................$1,399,000. •Maintenance-Free Golfing & Boating! Turnkey furnished 3BR/2.5BA, 2,867 sq. ft. with columned entry, custom ceilings, clerestory windows, streamline kitchen with Corian, family room with built-ins, master suite with aquarium glass, private pool, peek of the lake and 2 car garage in an extremely secure community............................................................................................$899,000. •Enchanting 180-Degree Sunsets on the Bay! Direct Bay Front 2BR+den/2.5BA PENTHOUSE, 3,000+/-SF, crown moldings, neutral carpeting, 2 convertible balconies, master suite w/private balcony & builtins..........................................................................................................$799,000. •Breathtaking Bay Views! 2,000+ sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA with marble floors, crown moldings, deep baseboards, 2 tiled balconies, solid wood doors, eat-in kitchen, newer water heater and A/C unit, secure guard gated with 2 tennis courts, 2 pools and boat docks available..............................................................$699,000. •Mesmerizing Bay & Marina Views! Premier downtown building with pool, hot tub, security, concierge & valet services! 2BR/2BA with 1,843 sq. ft., redesigned floor plan with serving bar, marble floors, built-ins, hurricane shutters, 2 balconies and garaged parking....................................................$475,000. 1

FAIRWAY BAY WITH BAY VIEWS Located in the desirable Longboat Key Club this largest, two bedroom style floor plan condominium has two balconies, views of the Bay and the beautiful grounds and walk ways of Fairway Bay. Go to for a virtual tour. $449,000. WONDERFUL LONGBOAT HOME This 2300+ sf. 3BR home is located on Longboat’s tranquil north end. Terrific split bedroom plan w/very large master bath. Beautiful grounds & located on a shallow canal for easy canoeing or kayaking. Go to for a virtual tour. $595,000. PROMENADE WITH GULF VIEWS Largest 2 bedroom, split plan condominium on the sunset side of the building with absolutely gorgeous Gulf views. The location within the building is one of the best, almost direct beachfront. This exclusive complex provides exercise & clubrooms, Har-Tru tennis, great security & concierge. Go to www for a virtual tour. $819,900.

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Additional facts about the epidemic in the U.S.: • From Jan. 1 to Sept. 29, 7, 462 horses in 35 states have died diagnosed with WNV (this does not account for those deaths not tested). • Raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and three species of bats have tested positive. • Some known affected birds in the U.S. that we will know here in our yards include great blue herons, cormorants, bald eagles, blue jays, crows, black skimmer, hawks, owls, chickens and ducks. Thus far, only ducks and chickens have tested positive in the Sarasota area. • Zoos across the country are being hard hit. The Bronx Zoo lost hundreds of birds alone, some endangered species. • While experts say that repellent which includes DEET is the best way to protect against the mosquitoes, there are several products called “Bug ’N Out” by BioChemics that are safe for children and preg-

Bird Watch

West Nile Virus puts bird population at risk Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control

A culex quinquefasciatus mosquito on a human finger. The culex quinquefasciatus mosquito is proven to be a vector associated with transmission of the West Nile Virus. nant and nursing women. • The mosquito is considered the most dangerous animal in the world. Because WNV is not the only mosquito-borne disease they spread, they are responsible for killing an estimated 2 to 3 million people worldwide each year.


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UNRIVALED PENTHOUSE with 5,000 sq. ft., landscaped, wraparound terrace at the Sanctuary. Captivating interiors offer three bedroom suites, media room, den, and gourmet kitchen. Magnificent Gulf to Bay views from this unique Longboat Key Club residence. $4,900,000 PRIVATE BEACH HOUSEIncredible panoramic views from this charming 2 story gulf front retreat with 3 bedrooms, large windows complement the expansive water view, open gulf side pool and sundeck. Excellent investment opportunity to own a vacation home while earning rental income. Unfurnished. $2,300,000

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is 100% lethal to crows, yet their mortality has placed a quarantine embargo on the rate will vary among susceptible species. importation of poultry shipped to the state. Historically, immunologically-naive birds The goal of the embargo is to reduce the have suffered devastating population losses risk of introducing and establishing the due to introduced disease in many parts of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Hawaii. the world. The concern is certainly warWNV belongs to the family of ranted. Forty states within the viruses known as flaviviruses. U.S. have been affected with the Yellow fever is another wellvirus. One-hundred-and-ten known virus of the same family. species of birds have been affectIt is spread by mosquitoes which ed. Bird deaths numbering in the become infected when feeding thousands have been diagnosed on infected birds. in this country alone. Mosquito-control officials Scientists do not know how have responded responsibly in the WNV was introduced into doing all that they can to stop the U.S. nor do they understand the spread of the virus. The the effects WNV will have on American Bird Conservancy is populations of native North DI LORENZO working diligently to protect our American birds. Normal interbirds and their habitats throughhemispheric migration of certain bird out the Americas. species (e.g., black-headed gull) could have Yet, to protect important bird habitats, a brought it here, however, birds that would balanced perspective on mosquito control have migrated to North America would for WNV needs to reflect the important most likely harbor the West African strain ecological role of non-target insects as natof the virus, whereas the strain we are expe- ural mosquito predators, pollinators and riencing is nearly identical to a strain found important food resources for birds. As pestiin the Middle East. cides are applied to kill a particular target Other sources of introduction include insect, many other non-target insects are imported animals such as horses, imported killed in the process. This can profoundly birds, such as poultry or pet birds. Infected disturb the natural processes of the ecosyshumans also could have acted as carriers. It tem.

by Dawn


Gail Wittig and Cynthia “Saint” Cacchiotti








LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - Walk to the beach or world renowned St. Armands Circle’s fine shops and restaurants. 4 spacious bedrooms, canal front with boat dock and davits, caged heated pool and excellent rental history. $1,450,000

617 Weston Pointe Ct. $1,440,000

560 Putting Green


3308 Sabal Cove Ln.


501 Sloop Lane


511 Harbor Point Rd.


524 Outrigger


590 Wedge Ln.


1909 Harbor Links Circle $493,000

BEACHES - Direct beachfront with over 2,100 sq. ft. Panoramic beach views can be seen from each room. This residence is situated in the best location in this building. Wonderful on-site amenities including concierge, fitness center, tennis, lap pool and all behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club. $925,000

3343 Sabal Cove Place


524 Halyard Lane


3461 Bayou Sound


1150 Bogey Lane


MAINTENANCE FREE - Emerald Pointe South villa with lovely lake and golf course views. 3BR, two story, caged pool & spa and loads of upgrades! Last new construction nestled in the LBK Club Harbourside. Estimated completion date late fall 2002. $699,000

3010 Grand Bay Blvd. $1,500,000

605 Bayport Way

3040 Grand Bay Blvd. $1,275,000

1955 Gulf Of Mexico Dr. $329,000

3010 Grand Bay Blvd. $1,100,000

210 Sands Point Rd.

FAIRWAY BAY Rarely available tri-level townhouse with private boat dock to accommodate approx. a 50 ft. +/- boat on deep water. Tastefully updated, tiled floors, countless skylights, fireplace, screened lanai and two spacious bedrooms with a possible 3rd bedroom by converting den. Steps to pool or private beach club in the gated Harbourside section of the Longboat Key Club. Unfurnished. $590,000

1055 Gulf Of Mexico Dr. $712,000

1975 Gulf Of Mexico Dr. $305,000

230 Sands Point Rd.


532 Forest Way

601 Longboat Club Rd.


1620 Gulf Of Mexico Dr. $225,000


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

$330,000 $324,000 $250,000

2109 Gulf Of Mexico Dr. $579,000

594 S. Spanish Dr.


1211 Gulf Of Mexico Dr. $572,000

540 Neptune Ave.


4600 Gulf Of Mexico Dr. $358,000

1620 Gulf Of Mexico Dr. $165,000

5260 Gulf Of Mexico Dr. $348,000 ✻The above sales information was compiled from the Sarasota Assoc. of Realtors MLS.

HARBOUR CIRCLE - Incredible golf course and lake views can be seen from this 3BR villa in the prestigious Longboat Key Club-Harbourside. Well designed floor plan with a formal living & dining room, family room, built-ins, fireplace and with a private caged pool & spa. Private beach club and nearby marina and shops. $489,000


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All pesticides used today in controlling mosquitoes kill important natural predators of mosquitoes to some extent, including frogs, fish and dragonflies. Sadly, in our efforts to kill the mosquito and stop bird and human death, we are further harming the already stressed birds. Migratory birds will not find food (insects) on their journey south this year. It is a no-win situation at present. In the end, there may be very little that wildlife and health officials can do to contain the spread of WNV in the U.S. to protect birds. We need only to hope that the birds themselves can develop a tougher immune system. Dawn di Lorenzo is a volunteer at the Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary. ❑

It’s read everywhere The Longboat Observer joined Steve and Rosie Petty and Drs. Lilianna and Andy Konopka for a trip to Tahiti.

WEATHER STATISTICS AND TIDES Sun., Oct. 6 Mon., Oct. 7 Tues., Oct. 8 Wed., Oct. 9 Thurs., Oct. 10 Fri., Oct. 11 Sat., Oct. 12

High Temp. 89 89 89 91 89 90 89

Low Temp. 75 74 76 74 76 75 77

Record High 96 (1988) 96 (1982) 92 (1983) 90 (1983) 92 (1983) 92 (1986) 95 (1996)

Record Low 63 (1991) 60 (2000) 52 (2000) 60 (2000) 61 (2000) 63 (2000) 60 (1987)

Humidity 56% 56% 56% 49% 67% 69% 71%

Rainfall 0.00 TRACE 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 TRACE

Thurs., Oct. 17 Fri., Oct. 18 Sat., Oct. 19 Sun., Oct. 20 Mon., Oct. 21 Tues., Oct. 22 Wed., Oct. 23

Morning Tides High Low 12:05 5:27 12:13 6:10 12:25 6:49 12:30 7:24 12:41 8:00 12:53 8:35 1:15 9:10

Evening Tides High Low 11:09a 6:24 11:56a 6:49 12:37 7:08 1:13 7:29 1:55 7:48 2:37 8:06 3:23 8:25

From The Longboat Observer weather station

Rainfall: Year-to-date 2002 2001 39.55 in. 55.23 in.

Moon phases: First Qtr.

Month-to-date Average Water 2002 2001 Temp.: 85 0.40 0.00 in.

Nov. 11

YOUR LONGBOAT KEY CONDO REMODELING SPECIALIST Christopher Mark Building & Renovation, with more than 25 years experience, has successfully completed over 40 condominium remodels in Sarasota. Most condominiums in Sarasota were built in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and reflect the decor of that period. Through the use of modern technology we can raise ceilings, remove walls, and install modern kitchens and baths to create a more spacious environment that reflects the individual tastes of our homeowners.

SPECIALIZING IN: • New Kitchens & Baths • Building custom homes • Licensed, Insured, & all work is properly permitted through the town of Longboat Key


Nov. 19

Last Qtr.

Oct. 28

Nov. 4

The Longboat Observer presents…

The Sound of Broadway on Longboat Key





Conveniently located in mid-Longboat Key!

Courtesy of


Hosted by June LeBell June LeBell is the music critic for The Longboat Observer and the first female announcer for the classical radio station WQXR in New York City. Her "Sound of Broadway" series has been a sold-out staple at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the past four years.

Join June LeBell as she takes it on the road for a special "Off Fifth Avenue" presentation on Longboat Key. "America on Stage and Screen"

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This series presents the music of patriotism and Americana with live performances by guest artists. • George Gershwin - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 • Irving Berlin - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 • Leonard Bernstein - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 • George M. Cohan, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 The series will be held at Stella Maris Hall, behind St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

Individual tickets are $10 per presentation, or $35 for a series subscription. Tickets are on sale at The Longboat Observer, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key; or by telephone using a credit card, 383-5509. Tickets will also be on sale the day of the presentation at Stella Maris Hall.



Chamber event is tops BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

It was a three-chamber event Oct. 9 when the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, the Anna Maria Chamber and the Siesta Key Chamber joined together at Mote Marine to present the annual Table Tops and After Hours evening. Businesses from the three chambers participated, with tables featuring information about their enterprises. Harry’s Continental Kitchens provided complimentary hors d’oeuvres. ❑

Photos by Dora Walters

Lynn Christensen and Edmond Schetter

Valerie Nelson and Terry Johnson

WAGNER REALTY at The Centre Shops

Since 1939

DEEP WATER CANAL Updated 3BR/2BA open plan. Resurfaced pool, 55'dock, 7000lb lift. Custom cabinets, new windows, new roof & spectacular view. Joan Oliszewski. 795-3000. #83965............$539,900

Cornelia Klaesener, Frank Borchert, Michele Knuese and Peter Klaesener

ISLANDS-SINGLE FAMILY WATERFRONT ELEGANCE Custom built 2 stry Contractors own home w/4860 sq ft of lvng area. Magnificent view of Manatee River. Pool dock exercise room home theatre gourmet kit. Dorothy Cook. 383-5577. #222439........................................................................................................................................$1,950,000 UNIQUE PRIVATE ISLAND Discover this 2400 sf +/- residence w/unparalleled views. Custom w/lots of glass, cypress, and cedar. 70 ft dock. 10 min access to mainland. Anne Miller. 778-2246. #83986. $1,950,000 LONGBOAT KEY Weston Pt featuring 15 outstanding hms w/priv dock 3BR/3.5BA, vaulted ceilings, all white kitchen & granite counters, pool, sep. guest house, gate comm. Dee Dee Burke or Vera Freeman. 383-5577. #224671........................................................................................................................................$1,395,000 LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING! You would expect to pay much more for this spacious remodeled St Armands home-5or6 BR/4.5BA & a separate apt w/kitchen. >3800 sf on ~ 1/4 acre. Duane Henderson. 727-2800. #221877............................................................................................................................................$949,900 EMERALD HBR HAS IT ALL One of LBK's most sought after locations on LBK's widest canals. 3BR/2BA hm in immaculate cond. Pool, dp wtr, 40ft dock, deeded bch acc & more!. John McCormick. 383-5577. #222942...............................................................................................................................................................$684,500 ST ARMANDS TREASURE Beautifully landscaped 3BR/3BA hm w/recently updtd kit, ba & more. Warm tropical feel of "Old" FL on quiet side of cir. Spacious great rm. Duane Henderson. 727-2800. #217904...............................................................................................................................................................$564,900 BAY VIEWS ALMOST TCH IT Longboat Village 2BR plus den & FR & tile flrs. Approx 1800sf, 2 car gar & extra outbuilding. New sprinkler system and freshly painted. Reduced. Mary Wickersham or Cindy English. 383-5577. #221046............................................................................................................................$540,000 LONGBOAT VILLAGE Large lot, high & dry! 4BR home + 2 extra rooms and shed. Fireplace. Close to beach & dock. Call today. Cindy English or Mary Wickersham. 383-5577. #84623............................$387,000 HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE Custom built in 1998 w/3BR/2BA, open floor plan, large porch & patio & short walk to beach. REDUCED PRICE. Dave Moynihan. 778-2246. #85718.................................$299,500 ROOM TO ROAM IN MYAKKA 10 acres of pasture, pond. Large 4BR Modular Home w/above ground pool. Driveway lined w/oak trees. No deed restrictions. Judy Taft. 383-5577. #222259..................$193,000 A WHOLE LOT OF HOUSE! Bigger than it looks. This 2 or 3 BR corner lot home in Sunny Shores/Cortez area. Updated & ready to move in. Less than 10 minutes to the beach. Cathy Meldahl. 383-5577. #226894...............................................................................................................................................................$159,900 GREAT CURB APPEAL 2BR/1BA with tile in all rooms. Domed kitchen. Private backyard with room for a pool. Janice Fendel. 741-2500. #85514....................................................................................................$114,900

Wayne McCammon, Lee Strazzere and Chip Pulver

Sandy Mackie, Dr. Robert Gordon, Sue Moen and Judi Faaborg

ISLANDS-MULTI-FAMILY RARE WATERFRONT OPPORTUNITY FL West Coast beach resort, south of Tampa. Over 50 units. Excellent N.O.I. David Fletcher. 727-2800..................................................................................................$7,750,000 GREAT ISLAND INVESTMENT Four 2BR units updated and furnished. Pool, bar-b-q and deck area, view of intracoastal. 1 lot from the Bay and 2 lots from the Gulf. Bea Zaffina. 727-2800...........................$825,000 EXCELLENT INVESTMENT or family compound. Zoned triplex. Huge deck overlooking beach, as far as you can see. 24 hour notice, please. Room for a pool. Bea Zaffina. 727-2800. #85612...................$792,000 LONGBOAT KEY GULF FRONT Enjoy panoramic vws from this 2nd flr end unit. Turnkey furn 2BR/2BA beautifully updtd, 3 yr new kit, baths, carpet, tile. Htd pool, lg balcony. Cathy Meldahl. 383-5577. #223557.................................................................................................................................................................$585,000 LIDO BEACH GULF VIEW Updated & remodeled 6th flr 2BR/2BA NW vw of Gulf. Kit opens to DR. Newer light tiles & berber carpet. Mirrored LR walls enhance beauty of view. Dee Dee Burke. 383-5577. #223952................................................................................................................................................................$549,000 JUST LISTED-BEACHFRONT! One of Lido's finest communities. Over 1900 sf. 2-3 Bedrooms . New kitchen, carpeting and more. Large closets. Direct 321-0247. Bill Greene. 383-5577. #227023....$415,000 SPANISH MAIN YACHT CLUB Upgraded 2BR/2BA villa w/views of the lake. Imported Italian tile, custom kitchen, appl. New wiring, plumbing and much more. Cathy Meldahl. 383-5577. #222922..$339,000 2 BEDROOM ON GULFSIDE A wonderful beach getaway yet close to everything. TKF 2BR just made for relaxation and play. Sun & sand & you. Betty Anne Petitt. 751-0670. #85020..................................$325,000 ISLAND TOWNHOME Sunbow Bay Twnhm recently updated with 3BR/3BA, lagoon view and 1995 sf of living area, 2 pools, tennis and small boat access to bay. Dave Moynihan. 778-2246. #85068.....$299,900 GULFSHORE OF LONGBOAT 2BR/2BA turnkey mobile. Price includes share of common elements, golf cart & '91 Toyota Camry. Steps to beach & bay. Low maint. 55+ community. Barbara Fulmer. 383-5577. #224728................................................................................................................................................................$100,000


Email: Website: 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key (941) 383-5577 • Toll Free (800) 352-0367


Shirley Clippard




Deal us in

Defeating no trump

by Donna SWAN

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

Winners LONGBOAT KEY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Tuesday, Oct. 1 North-South 1. Winnie Skversky and Tim Lesnik 2. Lori and Roger Brickman 3. Esther Wilson and Posy Potter East-West 1. Hank Airth and Jim Brown 2. Hope Zawatsky and Barbara Thoman 3. Ceil Schwartz and Jayne Forstenzer

East ♠ 10 5 4 3 ♥Q43 ♦ 10 8 4 ♣J86

South ♠AJ862 ♥J8 ♦AK3 ♣A95

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Historic Roser Cottage Circa 1912

The Bidding: South 1NT —

• (800) 910-8727 • (941) 907-8099 A/H

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

West — Pass

North — Pass

East — Pass

Opening lead: K♣ 2. Jill Green and Marge Sagman 3. Hope Zawatsky and Barbara Thoman East-West 1. Robert Schaefer and Tim Lesnik 2. Polly Kaatz and Carolyn Allworth 3. Jim Brown and Hank Airth

Take a stroll back in time in this vintage Seaside Cottage with incredible bay views. • Structurally sound and ready for restoration. • Wood floors and tongue & groove paneling. • Yellow pine construction. Antique brick patio. • So many possibilities with ROR zoning.

MERRILL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Thursday, Oct. 3 Overall Winners 1. Helen Schweyer and Hope Zawatsky 2. Ruth and George Neumann (tie) Ruth and Malcolm Popik Overall Winners — Thursday, Oct. 10 1. Polly Kaatz and Jayne Forstenzer 2. Ruth and Malcolm Popik 3. Carolyn Allworth and Hope Weatherby 4. Marlene Mather and Barbara Thoman (tie) Lori and Roger Brickman 5. Shirley Maslow and Milton Berman

Chris McDevitt


Tuesday, Oct. 8 North-South 1. Ruth and Malcolm Popik

West ♠K ♥ A 10 7 6 ♦975 ♣ K Q 10 4 3

Finding “Homes” for clients.

North ♠Q97 ♥K952 ♦QJ62 ♣72


This hand was sent to me by Polly Perry of Boynton Beach. Perry writes: “The outcome might have been different if South had opened one spade. Usually, people will open their five-card suit rather than one notrump, trying to show their points or even if North had bid Stayman asking for a four-card major suit. “My partner led the king of clubs and declarer won with the ace and ran four diamond tricks and led the queen of spades to my partner’s singleton king. My partner then under-led her ace of hearts. Declarer played low from the dummy and I won my queen. “I led my jack of clubs and another club. We took four club tricks and the ace of hearts to defeat the contract.” The accident happened when South opened his hand, one notrump with a five-card major suit. The board could have been saved if his partner had bid Stayman so that declarer could play this hand in a makeable four-spade contract.

From the Gulf Beaches to the Golf Courses...

Dealer: South Vulnerable: E-W

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Jenifer Schwell


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Weekly Rentals Available Gulf Front: Sea Club III Sea Oats Longboat Harbour Tower Seasonal Rentals Available Bay Side: Gulf Front: Longboat Harbour Sea Club III Fairway Bay Westchester Windward Bay Longboat Terrace Whitney Beach Covert III

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Adult Care YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE SICK to have my services! Excellent cook, caregiver, attractive CNA, massage therapist. Excellent recommendations. Call 351-2378. PRIVATE CONTINUING CARE. Centrally located. Experience with late stage Alzheimers. Complete references. Call Paul Fitzpatrick, M.A. 756-5084.

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Auto Transport


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


ZYBS UPHOLSTERY. Sofas, boat cushions, corner borders. chairs and slip covers. Free estimates. Free pick-up and delivery. (941) 924-6949.

Auto Sales & Service

JAGUAR 2001 XK8 Convertible. Black/black ISLAND UPHOLSTERY. Furniture, “The Babe”. She’s gorgeous w/all options. cushions, etc. Repair and restoring Wife says must go. 1,300/miles, $63,500. antiques. 121 Bridge St. Free 941-650-0429. estimates! 778-4335.

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A CLASSIC CAR for a classic person. 1978 Rolls Royce, Silver Shadow II, 4/door, black, carnelian interior. $18,000. 373-0499/ daytime and 755-6088/eves./weekends. ANTIQUE 1957 Chevy Bel-Aire, 283/, 43,000 original miles. Excellent condition. Must see! All original w/cover. Asking $24,999 o/b/o. 383-2699.

AUTO TRANSPORT state to state. Insured, professional, N/S driver w/clean record. Reasonable rates. References available. (941) 545-5325.

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

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

HELPING HANDS and loving heart. ☛ ☛ HOME CARE SERVICE CENTER. Providing care for one elderly person in my Screen room/rescreening, pool enclosures, Auto Transport exclusive private home. For appointment, concrete, siding, soffit/fascia, painting, call Lisa 349-8390. sunrooms. Same day service available. RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer. Free Estimates. Contact Thomas or Joseph. Drive your car to the North and back. CLASSIFIEDS WORK References. 941-778-5381 941-587-9301.





Leslie Smukler

L.M.T Nationally Certified


#MA 36024


Deep Tissue • Sports • Swedish • out calls • chair massage

Berkeley (510) 755-0233 Longboat Key (941) 383-8801





Jim and Sandee Davis Owners

Bradenton (941) 746-6306 Sarasota (941) 922-1615 LBKC Member SCT Member

Same owners since 1979



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

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941-704-2190 •

PROTECT YOUR WOOD DOORS! If your wood doors don’t look new please call me -

Steven Cyr 725-3139 Building installating & maintaining wood doors since 1993




Painting - Residential - Commercial - Interior - Exterior

WFC CALL US FOR YOUR RENOVATION NEEDS General Contractors, Residential Construction 551 Golf Links Lane • Longboat Key FL 34228 Phone/Fax 941-383-5103 • Cell 941-284-1777

Specialty & Custom Painting Pool Decks & Driveways Roof Coating - Staining Power Washing - Waterproofing



Licensed & Insured

Over 20 years Experience



Boat Sales, Service & Storage



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

Boat Slips for Rent/Sale LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 60/ft. boat slip, K-5. Best location, open views, extra large pier area. Available now. 312-860-3700 or WANTED! BOAT slip for 40/ft. cruiser. 309-699-0124.


LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 60/ft. boat slip. Seasonal, $19.00 per foot. Monthly $23.00 per foot. Yearly $16.50 per foot, plus electricity and sales tax. 383-2025/504-1232.

Computer Services

EUROPEAN LADY available P/T-F/T for private care, cooking and cleaning. Home Health Aide Certified. Cheerful, loving, intelligent & reliable. References. 923-0115 or 545-4766.


☛COMPUTER CLINIC. Repairs, Upgrades, DISPLAYED, but never used, MODEL

Tutoring at your home, at your convenience. HOME FURNITURE: 4-piece bedroom suite, $259; sofa & love seat, $399; queen bed Low rates. Jeff, 941-907-8295. set, $199; full bed set, $159; twin bed set, COMPUTER OBEDIENCE Training. Is your $129; daybed complete w/pop-up trundle & 2 computer misbehaving? Will train your mattresses, $285; Futon and frame, $199. computer to listen to you! Special $20/hour. Delivery available. Builders, 753-7118. Catering FREE ADVICE. 545-7508. (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN ORTHOPEDIC SINCE 1979 Harry’s Continental Kitchen has YOUR COMPUTER SERVICES plush mattress set. Still in plastic, $120. Can been making party memories from the AD HERE deliver. 232-2544. casual to black tie affair. Specializing in CALL 383-5509 small dinner parties. 383-0777. BRAND NAME, brand new. Full orthopedic ✦ ✦ ✦ COMPUTER COACH. I will teach mattress set. Still in plastic. Warranty. $100. Cleaning Services you in your own home & at your own Can deliver. 941-232-2880. NEAT & CLEAN. Experienced and educated pace. Please call Elinor. 951-6145. Brazilian lady avail. for cleaning/housesitting. Glass Block Installation References provided. Free estimates. Cida, 364-8684. GLASS BLOCK INSTALLATION. Custom LEARN TO operate your computer built window sills, 27/yrs. experience. Call as easy as your telephone.  HELPING HANDS  Cook, cleaner, 795-3034. 383-5372. errands, delivery and elder care. Reliable & trustworthy. 941-650-3083.

IN HOME computer services. Senior friendly, Golf training, installation, trouble shooting. Jules  RESPONSIBLE FEMALE is available to Porchey, The Computer Man. 927-1428. GOLF LESSONS, by USGTF professional. clean your home. References. $15/hr. Call Carol, 941-779-2429. 941-739-1095.

Crushed Shell

DAZZLE CLEANING, “personalized housekeeping, general cleaning and house checks GILLIS & GILLIS ENTERPRISES. Crushed, washed shell, top soil, landscaping service. to meet your needs. Lic./Ins. 379-6582. We install shell driveways. Serving Sarasota & The Keys since 1978. Fully licensed & ORA insured. 941-753-2954.



321-4261 ✦ 953-3144

SUPERB BOAT Slip for rent in high & dry indoor marina. In & out boat storage at its finest. Excellent south Longboat location,  MRS. MAIDS. Want a clean house? easy access to Bay and Gulf. Up to 30’ Call Call Mari. Competitive prices. References. 371-1866 Bonded and Insured. 371-3175.


Help Wanted MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Join a special team of people who make a difference in the lives of the elderly. We provide non-medical companionship and help in their homes. Flexible day, evening and weekend shifts available. Home Instead Senior Care. Call: 951-2242.

BRAND NEW King mattress, Simmons Beauty Rest, in plastic. Must sell! $250. FRONT OFFICE, P/T, fluent in German. 941-232-2880. Longboat Key resort. Fax resume: 383-5534. 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.

5/PIECE RATTAN dining room set w/glass LONGBOAT MOORINGS, 68/ft. boat slip, CLEANING TEAM. Reliable. Reasonable. table. New $1300. Sacrifice $500. 778-3320. L-7. Great location and bay views. $225,000. Dependable. 20/yrs. in business. We DO BRAND NAME, brand new Queen Pillowtop 850-231-5290. know what we are doing! 761-2932. orthopedic mattress w/springs. Still in LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 40/ft. boat slip, LONGBOAT CLEANING Co. Servicing LBK plastic, $125. King set available, $175. available now. Great location, near all amen- & surrounding area, 20/yrs. Longtime Island 941-232-2880. ities. Only $600/mo. seasonal or annual. Call Resident. Special Fall prices available! Call DAYBED, WHITE/BRASS. Complete w/2 us for estimate on windows. 388-0338. 388-3417 or write to mattresses, trundle. New in boxes. Sell

TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL RECEPTIONIST/CLERICAL GOOD WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF JUDAISM AND JEWISH HOLIDAYS. FAX RESUME: 941-387-7549 P/T SALES associates wanted. Positions available at Susan Striblings, 383-6451 and The Sea Stable. 383-2288.

JOIN THE Re/Max family. Collect 95% of your commission. Call Andrew Vac, KIM’S HOUSE Cleaning. Crystal clean from $250. 941-232-2880. Re/Max Excellence, 383-9700 for top to bottom. Reasonable rates. 927-6262 (1) BRAND NEW KING PILLOW TOP confidential, personal interview. Caregiver/Companion or 379-8206. mattress set. Still in plastic, $250. Can ASSISTANCE WITH/ERRANDS, personal deliver. 232-2544. appointments, banking/bills & computer HOUSE CLEANING by experienced Brazilian ladies. Good references. Free estimates. (1) BRAND NEW FULL ORTHOPEDIC work. Caring, professional and bonded. Call Please call Kiara 342-4243. mattress set. Still in plastic, $130. Can 927-4783. Don’t Forget!! NEED A HOUSEKEEPER? Quality service deliver. 232-2544. DEADLINE ♥ ♥ CHEERFUL, LOVING CARE, highly with attention to details. Experienced. BRAND NAME, brand new. Queen experienced. Errands, shopping, paperwork. References. 954-2147, leave message. orthopedic mattress set still in plastic. for Classifieds is 383-5646. ✓ CLEANING SERVICE. Offices, residents Warranty. $110. Can deliver. 941-232-2880. NOON ON MONDAY CNA WILL care for your loved ones. & yards. Responsible work guaranteed. (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN PILLOW TOP 8-24/hrs. per day, 25/yrs. experience. Also, Excellent references. Clarice & Gomes, mattress set. Still in plastic, $150. Can housekeeping. 753-1825. deliver. 232-2544. 927-8339 or 747-8521.



S E RV I C E D I R E C T O RY Gary Begin Photography Specializing in Hotels & Gated Communities

Capture the ones you love on Florida’s beautiful beaches.

CALL NOW! Half Off Session Fee Through October 16th 941 749-7085

Window Fashions by Nelly

CBC 059525 CRC 057343

H.I.P.P Industries, Inc. Licensed, Insured and Bonded

941-365-8877 New Construction • Additions, Remodeling Restoration • Water proofing

Custom: Curtains, Draperies, Valances, Cornices, Swags, Cascades, Pillows

Painting • Carpentry • Sheet Rock • Doors & Windows Stucco • Concrete Flooring • etc

Free Estimates 1209 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 953-7977


Wholesale to the public $55 a square foot Cut & Installed

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Licensed Bonded Insured


Sun Set Screens & more

Call Maureen for more information about The Longboat Observer Service Directory! Phone: 383-5509 or Fax: 383-7193

4 years local experience Island work

Massage Therapy Marty Roca, LMT

Owner - 720-2742 Manager - 720-1063

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

Lic.# 105367

Insured Free Estimates

License# MA32116

(941) 587-9690

Reasonable Rates

32B THURSDAY OCTOBER 17, 2002 Help Wanted CARRIER OPPORTUNITIES The Longboat Observer and The East County Observer Openings available for home delivery carriers requiring one or two days a week. No experience necessary. Require conscientious and reliable people. For more information call: The Longboat Observer 383-5509

Instruction LEARN FRENCH. Fall session starting. Small group, adult classes, all levels. Marie-Christine Rouffiac, Director. Call 927-2814.

Items For Sale UNIFORMS; LT. Commander dress blue. Also, Bridge Coat, trench coats, size 38, excellent. $250/for all. 941-794-1660.

THE LONGBOAT OBSERVER Landscaping & Lawn Services

THE LORD’S WAREHOUSE Resale Shop, 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Gigantic sales! Furniture, clothes, housewares, etc. Open Mon., Weds. & Sat., 9a.m.-3p.m. 383-4738.

CAT FOUND, Lido Shores area. Long haired Himalayan type, black/brown, green eyes. 388-4250.

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



Items Under $200


FRENCH DOORS. Primed wood doors and frame opening size 4x8, interior or exterior use. Doors are 1 3/4” 12/lite w/hinge and T-Astragal, 4 5/8” frame, $199. 387-0766.

Deeply Relaxing Swedish Neuromuscular REIKI

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT: Sears Treadmill Lifestyler 2808, $100. Stepper, Tunturi, $50. Both like new. 383-5987.

Office or House Calls Available New Client Special! $45 (Reg. $60)

MICROWAVE, KENMORE, top-of-the-line, spotless, works perfectly, $50. Range, G.E., almond, self-cleaning, works perfectly, very clean, $150 o/b/o. 924-8477. Call anytime!

Screen Repair

 A FRIENDLY EAR TO TALK WITH: ACTION LANDSCAPING. Residential and Complete privacy. Call Gene now for a free Commercial. Mowing, Edging, Pruning, chat and rates. 941-518-6906. Landscaping, Clean-Ups. Licensed & Insured. 941-400-8059. EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN: Repairs, painting, landscaping, tile, carpentry, screening, fences, drywall, etc. Licensed. Laundry Insured. Free estimates. Edson Bessa. 941-730-6838. WASH N’FOLD, IRONING, ALTERATIONS. Comforters/$12. Linen Service. Self-Service. Clean and attended. Open 7/days. ROY’S CAR SERVICE Drop-off/pick-up and delivery. Residential & LUXURY NON -SMOKING CARS Commercial.PARADISE COIN LAUNDRY, AVAILABLE 7466 Cortez Road West, 795-1657. PRICES FROM LONGBOAT KEY TO: TAMPA AIRPORT, $70 Lost & Found SARASOTA AIRPORT, $25

WOOD SHIP MODELS. Handmade, museum quality, $750 & up. Commissions accepted. 377-5626.

BRAND NEW folding bikes. Great for LBK, cars. boats, planes, seasonal rentals. Org. $300/ea. Now $195/ea. 383-1325 or Cell: 863-604-0149

Professional Services

PAMELA MILLER, LMT License #MA34776 920-0010

MATTRESS/BOX SPRING, double bed. Like new, includes bed frame and mattress pad, $175. 778-3320.

Painting & Wallpapering DINETTE. UNUSUAL marble and glass top table w/four upholstered chairs, $200. PAINTING & GENERAL SERVICES CO. 387-3325. Father & Son Team. Handyman repairs, MATTRESSES, POLYURETHANE foam, pressure washing, professional quality work. 2/for $25. 21” TV, RCA, color w/remote, $50. All phases interior/exterior. Call Dan, 954-2158. 388-2374 after 4p.m.

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

Remodeling & Home Improvements ☛ ☛ HOME CARE SERVICE CENTER.

Grout cleaning & restoration services available.

Pools & Spas POOL REMODELING, Waterfalls, Pool Decks, Pavers, Specialty Lighting, Outdoor Kitchens and Tikibars. Licensed and Insured. Over 20/years experience. 504-2476 or 929-7507. Tropical Dreams, Inc.

PRIVATE TUTOR. Grades 2-12 through masters. Most subjects, adult literacy and ESL. Excellent credentials. 953-5542.

Commercial Rentals & Sales ST. ARMANDS. For lease, 2400/sq.ft. +/-. Will divide. Office, therapy, fitness... Must see! Open views of Circle and treed neighborhood. $14/sq.ft. +CAM. Please call 349-9900. RETAIL/OFFICE for rent in strip, directly on Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK, 418/sq.ft. Please call 383-0883, 778-7987. OFFICE SPACE, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,is divided into 3 office, $550/mo. Please call 383-3844.

☛ PRIME RETAIL AND OFFICE space available at the Centre Shops, Longboat Key. Call 387-3135.

Call Neil Halfacre (941) 726-3077 LIC.


 CERAMIC TILE Supplied and Installed

DOWNTOWN, 1515 MAIN ST. Storefront for rent. 2300sq.ft. $3500/mo. 383-0244.


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

PASTEL PAINTING. Interior/exterior, neat, reasonable. Wallpaper/wallpaper removal. Lic./Ins. WURLITZER FUNMAKER organ. Very good Supplying LBK clients w/over 12 years HANDYMAN. OVER 20/yrs. experience in condition, $100. 941-360-9053. experience & customer service. Insured. remodeling, painting, faux finishing, doors, windows, tile, landscaping, interior/exterior, ELECTRO LUX professional shampooer, Paul Passanant. 366-9434. all general repairs. Free estimates. Call 1/yr. old, $150 o/b/o. 387-2021. MASTER PAPERHANGER - 25 YEARS. Dean 929-7507 or 284-1303. LIKE NEW! 2/table lamps, 19” TV, wicker Local references & photos. Former installer rocker w/blue cushion. $200/for all items or for Laura Ashley Interiors in New York ♦ ♦ ♦ CUSTOM RENOVATIONS. 25/years will sell separately. 387-7049. and Boston. Also, wallpaper removal & experience as a highly skilled, dependable, painting. Call Ray Parker, 713-9391 or restoration/renovation expert, carpenter KEYBOARD W/STAND, excellent cond., 727-8903/eves. & fine finishing contractor. Kitchen and $125. Call 955-8956 after 4p.m. bathroom specialist. Repairs & Painting. WICKER CD tower. Like new, white. Paid ✦ GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT & PAPER Paul Beauregard, 779-2294. SERVICES. Int./ext. painting, pressure $115. Asking $60. 941-539-5445. washing, wallpaper & faux painting. We ANDREW WYETH 1st edition, large folio spray wicker. Prompt, reliable service at EXPERT TILE INSTALLATION book, $150 o/b/o. Eddie Cantor’s autograph reasonable rates! Lic./Ins. Call Kevin. Cell WITH CREATIVE SOLUTIONS and picture, $15. Reuge Bach music box, 704-7115 or 792-1646. AND COMPETITIVE PRICING. $35 o/b/o. 924-5093. FLOORS, COUNTERS, BACKSPLASHES, WALLS, MURALS. LIGHTING FIXTURES - 2/overhead direct Personals wire, double florescents w/bulbs, 6ft.x8ft., LICENSED AND INSURED BORED? LOOKING for something to do? $20/ea. 780-3547. Try improvisation. Whose line is it anyway? ARTISAN TILE BIKE, MAN’S 26” Giant Cruiser, 8/mos. old, Yours. Day and evening 8/week beginning (941) 383-2659 alloy frame, rims. A-1 condition. $120. workshops registering now. Contact Pam Smith at Florida Studio Theatre, 366-9017. 941-761-1415.

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.


Screen room/rescreening, pool enclosures, concrete, siding, soffit/fascia, painting, Longboat Key sunrooms. Same day service available. Mixed-Use Building: Luxury 3BR/2BA apt. Free Estimates. Contact Thomas or Joseph. & 5 offices. $1.5 million. 941-587-9301. Sarasota Beef O’Brady’s family sports bar & grill. ☛ BILL GAREAU Building & Remodeling. Great location, lease, profits! $179,000. All phases of home improvement. License N.W. Bradenton #RBC0067087. Insured. 685-2244. Coin Laundry: Buy Fairway Center retail    condo unit, all equipment for $145K. Restaurant: Italian/beer/wine/pizza, good mall lease. 30/Seats, easy to expand. $69K. TILE-TILE-TILE Bradenton Financial District Breakfast/Lunch, takeout,delivery, catering, All Variations of Ceramic Tile 5-day week, 86 seats, good lease. $180/K. Supplied & Installed. Confidential Area Floors a Specialty. Jewelry, Fine Gifts: Well-located business. Large Longboat Key Portfolio. $55K +value of merchandise. Free Estimates & Custom Designs. LONGVIEW REALTY 383-6112 Dirty grout? Give us a shout!

2/ELECTRIC RANGES, $85/ea. 383-3844.

WEDDING DRESS, size 8, above knee, off Personal Services the shoulder cut. Asking $100 o/b/o. Call Sally 779-0876. ENGLISH LADY available for housesitting, personal shopping, laundry, companion/baby Landscaping sitting, cleaning. No task too small/big. References. 941-928-3314. & Lawn Services

☛ ☛ HOME CARE SERVICE CENTER. Screen room/rescreening, pool enclosures, concrete, siding, soffit/fascia, painting, sunrooms. Same day service available. Free Estimates. Contact Thomas or Joseph. 941-587-9301.

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

Condos & Homes For Sale PALM PLACE, 3BR/2BA w/bay view, completely redone. $534,900. 2BR/2BA, first floor unit, nicely updated, $324,900. Mapp Realty, 379-2448.

 $279,900 LONGBOAT KEY value. Townhouse, 2BR/2.5BA, furnished, 1500/sq.ft. Shows great, lots of rental income. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp. 941-809-0041. SUNSET BEACH, LBK. Penthouse unit, 2BR/2BA, w/full Gulf view, designer decorated. Turnkey furnished. $649,000. (727)937-3488.

SANCTUARY, RARELY AVAILABLE. Spectacular direct Gulf front corner unit with panoramic views of Gulf, golf course and bay. Completely furnished 2BR/2.5BA +den. A must see! $1,299,000. Call Marilyn Duncan, Coldwell Banker, 1-800-404-0117.

 $695,000 NEW PENTHOUSE unit. Turnkey furnished, fantastic bay views. Amenities second to none! Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp., 941-809-0041. Answers for this week’s crossword

ROBERT HELD’S HANDYMAN & MORE! Repairs, Installs, Tile, Vinyl, Improvements, Window Cleaning & Rescreen. Dependable, friendly service. Call Monday thru Friday, 9a.m.-6p.m. for appointment. 758-8044.

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






 $649,900 LONGBOAT KEY, direct Gulf front, 2BR/2BA, over 1,500/sq.ft. New kitchen, paint, ceramic and carpets. Huge balcony to enjoy those sunsets. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp., (941) 809-0041.

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DOLPHIN TOWERS, panoramic Bay view, 2BR/2BA. Private balcony, secured building and parking, pool. Centrally located, minutes away from cultural activities. Owner financing. (508) 548-8685; FAX: (508) 457-1687.

BY OWNER. Behind the gates of Longboat Key Club. Exquisite custom built 4BR/3BA home. Granite counter tops, marble floors, crown molding. Awesome entertainment unit in great room with soaring ceilings. Outside kitchen and bar. Dock with lift on good boating water. Offered at $1,199,000. Call 383-2699 for appointment. Principals only...

WINDWARD BAY, 1BR/1BA, $1100. WINDWARD BAY, 2BR/2BA, $1800/mo. ST. ARMANDS TOWER, 2BR/2BA, $1800/mo. TANGERINE BAY, 2BR/2.5BA +den, $3000/mo.


CANAL FRONT, 3BR/2BA. Screened pool, boat dock, fireplace. Partial Bay view. $389,000. Realtor. Vincent, 383-8860. A. Paradise Realty.

LONGBOAT HARBOR, 2BR/2BA. Bay view, $299,900 2BR/2BA. Lido, stand alone nicely furn. Many amenities. Non-smokers. villa, fireplace, your own back yard. Low Available May. $1300/mo. 239-540-4274. fees, great rental. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT LONGBOAT KEY. Tiffany Plaza, fully furnished condo for sale. $475,000. (815) 562-2156. DELUXE 2BR/2BA CONDO SPLIT BEDROOMS, 2/LANAIS,  $849,900. DIRECT GULF FRONT, NEXT DOOR TO RITZ-CARLTON. behind the gates of Longboat Key Club. Top $2000/MO. UNFURNISHED of the line renovations and furnishings. OR Absolutely nothing to do! Stunning just $2400/MO. FURNISHED doesn’t describe. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp. 941-809-0041. 941-266-4302

 $479,900, LONGBOAT KEY, 3000/sq.ft. Elevator, furnished, double garage, 3 bedrooms. Great rental program in place. Pool and tennis. Dennis Girard, Central Park  $299,900 CANAL FRONT, Longboat Realty Corp., 941-809-0041. Key. See your boat from your lanai, 2BR/2BA, free standing villa. No dockage  $399,900 TOWNHOUSE on Longboat. fees, updated, deeded beach access. Totally renovated, 1,500/sq.ft. Some Kelly Belisle, Central Park Realty Corp., bay views. Garage, loads of tennis. 941-809-0036. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp., 941-809-0041. Lots & Acreage For Sale SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, free standing 2BR/2BA villa. Enclosed lanai, beach & bay access, community pool & docks, $255,000. 383-8860. Owner/Realtor. Will pay commissions to realtor. DUPLEX - Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA each side, $399,500. All the tax benefits of income property without the headaches. Current owner will lease/back long term. Just kick back and let this island property appreciate. Call Tom @ 779-2217 or PRE-LISTING SALE LUXURIOUS 2BR/2BA BAYFRONT CONDO NEAR RITZ-CARLTON, DOWNTOWN SARASOTA. 2/UNITS AVAILABLE. SPLIT PLAN W/2 BALCONIES. THE TIME TO PURCHASE IS NOW! ASKING: $355,500/$419,000 CALL 941-266-4302 BROKERS WELCOME.

SEAPLACE, $359,000, 4th floor, 2BR/2BA, $519,900 DOWNTOWN BAY FRONT, good Gulf views. Bright, sunny, immaculate. direct bay views on 15th floor, totally redone. Tennis, pools, gym, clubhouse. No brokers. Seeing is believing! Dennis Girard, Central 387-9751. Park Realty Corp., 941-809-0041.

LONGBOAT KEY, Seagate Club. For sale by Owner Gulf front penthouse completely furnished 2BR/2BA, split design Spectacular views of Gulf from every room. On-site management. $669,000. No Brokers. (248) 642-4421.

LONGBOAT KEY, on the beach! Elegantly beautiful 2BR/2BA w/endless views of the Gulf from every room. Offered at $699,900. Please call 374-3200.

 $224,900 SPANISH Villa on Longboat. Have your own boat slip, 2BR/2BA, low condo fees. Exterior is maintenance free, even your lawn. Deeded beach access. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp., 941-809-0041.


TOWN HOME ON Ritz Carlton Marina, 2BR/3.5BA +den, +1/BR apartment, large dock. Annual $2600/mo. Seasonal $5300/mo. 941-914-5541.

☛ ☛LONGBOAT KEY, 801 Broadway, 2BR/1.5BA. $1250/mo. +utilities. Horizon Realty. 778-0426.

LONGBOAT KEY 3/LOTS; C-1 zoning. $400,000 each. General Harris St. Longview GOLDEN BAY POINT, 3BR/3BA, brand new Mediterranean bayfront condo w/pool, dock Realty, Richard Estrin. 383-6112. and fabulous views! Annual rent, $3500/mo. LONGBOAT KEY. Do not miss this unique ST. ARMANDS TOWER NORTH, 2BR/2BA opportunity. Build your dream home behind condo w/Gulf views, spacious lanai, secure the gates of The Longboat Key Club. entry, elevator and pool. Close to St. $385,000. 941-387-7065, 813-973-4813. Armands Circle! $2000/mo. SARASOTA RANCH CLUB. Beautiful LIDO SHORES, 2BR/2BA condo on Lido, 10 acre lot in privately gated equestrian newly remodeled, furnished. $1500/mo. LIDO HARBOUR SOUTH, 1BR/1.5BA community. $215,000. 387-1442. condo w/pool, in Gulfront complex, LONGBOAT KEY. Building Lot, Longbeach $1200/mo. Wedebrock Real Estate Company Sub-Division. Just steps to the beach. This Cristin Curl lot is ready for building. Excellent location. 383-4747 or 800-950-3450 Won't last long. Must see! Asking $229,000. Bill Franca, 951-2000. #LB223960. ERA Mount Vernon Realty Co, Inc.


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

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BEAUTIFUL, FURNISHED canal home, Available October, 2002. Unfurnished. 3BR/2BA w/pool and dock. Available $1200/mo. (941) 342-6271. immediately. $3400/mo. Island Vacation GOLDEN GATE POINT. Studios & 1BR Properties, 778-6849. apartments, some w/bay views. Recently 3BR/2.5BA CONDO, unfurn. Harborside Dr. remodeled. From $650/mo. Angela Wicks, Large rooms, screened lanai, golf course 371-4438. view, 2/car garage. $2000/mo. Call Sharon Catt, Realtor. Wagner Realty, 383-5577. GULFSTREAM/PALM AVE. Beautifully renovated, unfurnished condo, 2BR/2BA, BAY VIEW, 2BR/2BA. One Watergate, pool, cable, water, W/D. $1750/mo. Will unfurnished, steps to the Ritz. $1400/mo. consider option to buy. 366-1062. No pets. 373-0302. COUNTRY CLUB, 6th green,  DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT, 2BR/2BA. SARABAY 3BR/2BA, 2/car garage. Includes lawn Immediate availability. $1850/mo. annual. care. Lease option possible. $1275/mo. Call 914-1136 or 914-5541. 941-351-2211.

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LIDO BEACH. Luxury Condo on beach, 3BR/2.5BA, huge terrace, pool/spa, gym, tennis courts, security gate, breathtaking bay & city view! Flexible availability. Also available annually. (941) 388-3598.


WALK TO Beach & Bay from this 2BR Longboat Village cottage. Avail. June-Dec. $1000/mo. 356-2659.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES HOME 2BR/2BA, FAMILY AND LIVING ROOMS, LANAI, GARAGE. $1450/MO. THE LONGBOAT CONNECTION, INC. REALTOR (941) 387-9709 EN PROVENCE, 3BR +family room. Fabulous views in premiere condo community. Call Cheryl Loeffler, Coldwell Banker Previews. 383-5000. SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, beach & bay access, community pool. Also available seasonally. Owner/Realtor. 383-8860. DOWNTOWN, RINGLING Park, 4BR/2BA. Includes in-law suite. Renovated, old Sarasota charm. Live/work, shop close by. Fireplace, W/D. $1400/mo. 941-316-0169. LONGBOAT KEY, 4BR, family room, den, 2.5BA, canal front home. Unfurnished, large caged pool. Unique and secluded. Large fireplace and great second story view of Sarasota Bay. Asset Marketing and Property Mgmt., Inc. Toll-free 888-701-4001.

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation LONGBOAT KEY. Sutton Place, 3BR/2.5BA furnished townhouse condo. Beach access directly across Gulf Dr. 2/Swimming pools, great view! Reasonable rent. Available Jan. through March, 2003 and 1/month in 2002. Call Ruth Ann, (502) 955-6169 or (502) 239-8498, leave message. 2BR, DIRECT beach, furnished, all amenities, pool, tennis. North end of LBK. Available monthly. See virtual tour at: Sylvia Babineau, My Realty Company. 504-0551. WINTER SEASON! LBK, mid-Key, Gulf beachfront. Castilian condo, 2BR/2BA, top floor. Non-smokers. Pool, tennis, covered parking. Recently refurnished. Available Dec., 02-March 03, 3/mo. minimum. 941-383-8765. LONGBOAT HARBOUR, 2BR/2BA. First floor end unit, nicely furnished. Canal view, two steps to pool, tennis, and private beach. Available December through March or January through April. (941) 387-1300 or (610) 469-6900.

LUXURY CUSTOM, fully furnished 2BR, Fairway Bay Townhouse. One floor living, overlooking garden/pool, 2/car garage & elevator. Monthly or yearly rental. 203-322-2138. 2BR/2BA CONDO on bay, 1st floor, many amenities. No smokers. $2700/mo. 914-591-6114.

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Outstanding/Immaculate million dollar 4BR/4BA home including separate guest suite. Private courtyard entry w/heated pool. Private golf and Lake views. Exquisite furnishings, private beach access. Three month minimum. For the discriminating tenant. Contact Kelly at (603) 756-4199

Call Wedebrock Rental Office Seasonal or Annual 941-383-5886 or 800-486-5886 For Complete List, Go To: LONGBOAT HARBOR, 2BR/2BA, canal, Gulf view. Available December through April. Nicely furnished. 251-342-7339, 251-342-7344, 251-510-8822.

BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA. TKF, across street AVAILABLE BY the month, 2BR/2BA condo from Gulf. 1/mo. min. Avail.: June 1-Nov. 30, GORGEOUS 2BR/2BA condo in Woodland overlooking bay. Steps from beach. Avail. $1900/mo.; Dec. $3400. 770-671-0338. Grove at the Meadows Country Club. Nov., Dec., Jan. 1-941-383-1930. Turnkey. Avail. Jan. Feb. and March 2003. LIDO BEACH, St. Armands Towers, LONGBOAT KEY. Water Club, 3BR/4BA, 2BR/2BA, 1500/sq.ft. Directly across from 941-685-8553. gorgeous views of the Gulf. Tennis, pool, beach, 3/blocks from St. Armands Circle. SEAPLACE, AVAILABLE DEC., 2002 to private beach. Rental Jan. 1-March 31 Full bay/city views. Available: Feb., March, May, 2003. 2BR/2BA, new Robb & Stucky minimum. Please call Diane (973) 377-2315. $3000/mo. & April, $2500/mo. May through furniture. Bldg. M-2, under bldg. parking, Oct., $2200/mo. 3/mo. minimum. Call N.W. view of Gulf, non-smoking. New air ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE, 2BR/2BA, very Marnie, (941) 320-7686. nicely furnished, hardwood floors. Available cond. w/ultra violet protection, washer/dryer. immediately, $3000/mo. 685-2220. Call (888) 570-1977. FIRST FLOOR CONDO HOME LONGBOAT KEY - Buttonwood Cove, WATER VIEW! Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, Building B. 2BR furnished condo, good gated community, luxury condo. Turnkey, 6701 GULF OF MEXICO view, flexible period 2002/2003 season. pool, tennis. Nov. & Dec., 2002 & April, WHITNEY BEACH 2003. 1/mo. minimum. $2600/mo. +tax and Reasonable rent, call Victor, 703-759-6323. cleaning. Non-smoking. 778-3320. Large one bedroom for rent: BEAUTIFUL SEA PINES. LBK, 2BR/2BA, Oct. $2500 1st floor, Gulfside, on the beach. Excellent ✓ DELUXE CONDO, Bradenton Beach, Nov. $2500 condition! Avail. Oct. thru Dec., $3000/mo. 2BR/1BA, 1/block to beautiful beach. Jan., $4000/mo. Non-smokers. No pets. $650/wk., $2200/mo. +tax and cleaning. Dec. $2500 Available Oct. through April. Non-smoking. 941-925-3027. Jan. $3000 778-3320. Feb. $3000 SEAPLACE LOFT, 1BR/1.5BA. Available Mar. $3000 BANYAN BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1st. floor, W/D, Nov., Dec., April, May & June. Lowest pool, clubhouse, tennis, fishing dock, steps April $2500 competitive rate. Owner, 941-383-2589. to beach. Available monthly or seasonal. Non-smoking unit. (203) 481-2748. On heated pool and large white 2BR/2BA sand beach. THE WATER CLUB, 3BR/4.5BA. Available GROUND FLOOR CONDO. Updated unit, open feeling, also, private February through April, $12,000/mo. Weekly WESTCHESTER beach patio and enclosed garden. maid service. 941-224-7110. ON LONGBOAT KEY. Tennis Courts & boat docks. LONGBOAT HARBOR, 2BR/2BA. Bay view, BEACH FRONT, POOLS, TENNIS. To die for views, can sleep 4 nicely furnished. Watch dolphins and AVAILABLE FOR ONE MONTH occasionally manatees. Available January thru March. IN JAN. 2003. $2700/mo. 239-540-4274. $5000/MO. Call Broker/Owner CALL 813-961-8923 The Toni Everett Company SARASOTA, FLORIDA 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Condominiums, $6,500 to Licensed Real Estate Broker $10,000 per month. 813-629-6260 WINDWARD BAY, 2BR/2BA, $3500/mo. THE RESIDENCE at the RITZ-CARLTON WILD OAK BAY, 2BR/2BA, $2000/mo. Furnished & unfurnished condominiums. **Many quality seasonal rentals available! Single family homes Bird Key. COLDWELL BANKER Downtown Bay Front, Golf Course. SEAPLACE, 2BR/1BA, fully equipped, all LISA SNOW Beach Front & Main Land Seasonal amenities. Available March 1st. Owner, 388-5532 Rentals Available. Call 941-953-6000. (770) 509-7419. WWW.LEASINGSARASOTA.COM COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, LBK. 3BR/2BA, 2/car, heated pool, deep canal, dock, boat lift, private beach access. 727-848-4100.


LIDO - EFFICIENCY. Very reasonable. Weekly/Monthly or Yearly. Best rates BUTTONWOOD COVE, 2BR/2BA, bayside guaranteed! No Lease. Steve, 388-2628. condo. Great complex, pool, club house and LONGBOAT HARBOUR condo. Bay and canal views, bldg. B, 2BR/2BA, nicely NEWLY REMODELED, charming, canal boat dock. Long or short term rental. furnished. Available Jan., Feb., March. front Longboat Key residence with private 708-452-8934. beach access. Turnkey furnished, 802-496-2850. 1600/sq.ft., 3BR/2BA, 2/car carport, split TWO COTTAGE, SO. LONGBOAT, 2BR/1BA. plan, hot tub, patio, fenced yard. Bring DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT CONDOS your sandels, boat, and family pet. For Month of November, $1600. 941-351-2211. YOUR CHOICE! rates and photos go to website: LONGBOAT HARBOUR, 2BR/2BA, walk DIRECT BAY, SUNSET VIEWS FROM out, bay and canal view. Nicely furnished, or call 941-360-0700. private beach, tennis, pools, exercise room. EVERY ROOM. LBK, ISLANDER Club. Spacious 2BR/2BA 941-383-8566. WELL APPOINTED 2BR/2BA Gulfside condo. Beach, pool, tennis, W/ENCLOSED BALCONY. room, turnkey furnished. Partial  LBK, FAIRWAY BAY. Town home, exercise STARTING AT $3200/MO. Gulf views from roof deck. Available 2BR/2.5BA, beach access. Available starting BREATHTAKING VIEWS, ON THE 10TH Dec.-April. 3/mo. minimum. $3500/mo. now through Season 2003. Long or short FLOOR, THIS UNIT OFFERS (860) 429-6679. term. 941-383-3583. SPECTACULAR 180/DEGREE LONGBOAT HARBOR Towers, 2BR/2BA, LIDO BEACH, 3BR/2BA, newly remodeled & BAY VIEWS. full Gulf view. Non-smoking. $4000/mo. Call furnished home. Peek-a-boo view of Gulf, LUXURIOUS 2BR/2BA SPLIT PLAN walk to St. Armands. 955-0110 or Marty, (312) 362-0708. W/2 BALCONIES. STARTING AT $2900/MO. LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/2BA. Beautifully renovated w/granite. On the beach! Available LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/2BA. Beachfront. BOTH UNITS JUST STEPS AWAY FROM Available for 2003: Jan./Feb., $4250/mo. and November & December. 859-441-6896. April, $4000/mo. Near Diplomat Hotel. Third RITZ-CARLTON. PELICAN HARBOUR, LBK. 2BR/2BA, floor unit, elevator, fully furnished, pool. Very panoramic bay view. Private beach, quiet, beautiful views. No smokers, no pets. CALL FOR DETAILS beautifully furnished. Jan., Feb., March (910) 822-4096 or 941-266-4302 $3700/mo. 3/mo. minimum. 941-387-7989. LIDO VACATION RENTALS. One and two BAYPORT, LONGBOAT KEY. Gorgeous bedroom units available. Furnished BEACH HARBOR CLUB. Nicely furnished Gulf views, beautifully furnished, 2BR/2BA, apartments across from beach and 1/block 2BR/2BA, private beach, swimming pool, largest unit 2nd floor. Available Nov. & Dec., from St. Armands Circle, $800-$1400/mo. active clubhouse. Available 3-5/mos. Rental 2002, April through December, 2003. Call 266-4775. $2600/mo. 815-758-2617. (860)966-2668. LIDO BEACH, 3BR/2BA. Living room, family SEAPLACE, 2BR/1BA, on beach, nicely LONGBOAT KEY, Bayport. Available now. room, screened lanai & hot tub. Furnished furnished, pool, tennis, all amenities. Lost our tenant for 2003. 2BR/2BA condo, house, 1/2 block to Lido Beach, 2/blocks $3600/mo. December through April. Gulf front, first floor end unit, $4500/mo. to St. Armands Circle. 815-877-3332, Fax: $2600/mo. other months. Call 941-955-4559 1-800-728-5534. 815-877-3309. or E-mail:

SEAPLACE, 2-3BR/2BA. Newly decorated & updated ground floor unit w/large patio. Available immediately. 941-366-0030. TOWN HOME ON Ritz Carlton Marina, 2BR/3.5BA +den, +1/BR apartment, large dock. Annual $2600/mo. Seasonal $5300/mo. 941-914-5541. LONGBOAT HARBOR, 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor. Nicely furnished, canal view, few steps to pool, tennis and private beach. Available November & December or January thru April. 941-360-8153.

➤ LONGBOAT, GULF FRONT, 1BR/1BA, 2BR/2.5BA & 3BR/3.5BA from $750-$975 weekly. 383-3187 or 383-3844. BANYAN BAY, 2BR/2BA. First floor, beautifully furnished, bay view condo with W/D. Tennis, pool, clubhouse, beach access. Available for month of December. Non-smoking unit. 859-441-3110. SANDS POINT - Inside Gates of Longboat Key Club. Spacious 1500/sq.ft. newly renovated, 1.5BR/1.5BA apartment on Gulf. 3/mo. min. 2003 Season, $3500/mo. (516) 922-6033, (941) 383-9368 after October 16th.

 LBK, BEACHPLACE condo, 1st. floor, 2BR/2BA. Oct., Nov., Dec. 2002 only and May, 2003. Covered parking, Olympic pool, fitness center, spa. Non-smokers. By owner. (941) 383-1884.

 DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT, 2BR/2BA. Garage parking. Minimum 3/mos. $2950/mo. Call 914-5541 or 914-1136. ENJOY THE BAY SUNSETS in this sleekly furn. 2BR/2BA luxury penthouse next to the Ritz. 914-1055.



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

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

LONGBOAT KEY. Newly decorated 2BR/1.5BA townhouse w/garage at Sutton Place. Private beach, 2/pools. $3200/mo. January through March. Minimum 2/mo. SEAPLACE, 2BR/2BA, steps to beach and 908-245-9558. pool. Available November & December, 2002, January, 2003, $3000/mo. Available LIDO BEACH, studio and 2BR in garden February and March, 2003, $3200/mo. setting. Fully furnished, close to beach and April & May, 2003, $3000/mo. 2/mo. park. 383-2566. minimum. Call Linda Paskovich, SEAPLACE, 2BR/2BA, 1st floor, beautifully 941-504-0601. furnished, many amenities. Available Dec., Jan., Feb., May on. 502-222-1059. ISLANDER CLUB/LBK, 2BR/2BA, tennis courts/pool/exercise facility. It’s the people CANADIAN OWNER offers super top floor that makes THE CLUB the best! Available apartment at Portobello. Gulf and bay December/January/February. 1/month min. views, 2/balconies. Available Oct. 15-Dec. (989) 790-5911, evenings (989) 781-4466. 15 or 1/month during this period. Call 506-546-2312, e-mail: BEHIND THE Gates at The Longboat Key Club. Exquisitely decorated and fully CLASSIFIEDS WORK renovated 2BR/2BA condo. Beautiful sunsets from every room, huge heated pool, exercise, sauna and tennis. 3/mo. minimum LONGBOAT KEY, Beachplace, 3BR/2BA. or annually. Available immediately. Walk down unit, beautiful view. Available Dec., 2002, Jan. 2003. Call Bridgette at 387-1778. 989-239-6733.or 989-797-4644. ON THE Gulf w/pool. 1BR condo, sleeps 4. Nicely furnished, cable, phone, full kitchen, LONGBOAT KEY, beachfront. Sands Point, living, dining area, W/D in building. Monthly 3BR, pool, clubhouse, 3rd floor, 2000/sq.ft. or May through Jan. $1200/mo. 351-5101. $4500/mo. 2/mo. minimum. 716-759-6029.


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OPEN SATURDAY, 1p.m.-4p.m. Just listed, priced to sell penthouse, directly on the bay. Spectacular panoramic views, next to the Ritz. Spacious 2000/ft. condo, 2BR/2BA +den, updated kitchen. $535,000. 37 Sunset Dr. Maya International, 941-955-5252. DEEP WATER canal front. Pool, 40/ft. dock. Below appraisal. Must sell!! Terms or trade. 302-3840.

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Vivian O. Collins, Leesburg, GA

Last Week’s Cryptograms 1. Since he left his car keys in the bank, he fled the robbery on foot and was arrested when he ran into a fence. 2. When league bowler fails to score in five consecutive frames, disgusted team members shout in unison: “Hit the head pin, pinhead!”













Harry B. Schultheis, Las Vegas, NV



53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE • Residential Sales and Vacation Rentals • Property Management • Commercial Division For a complete list of properties visit us at or email us at

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

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

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

& One Terrific Team MIKE TINA

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

ESCAPE TO HIDEAWAY BAY Natural beauty surrounds this immaculate 4BR/4BA home. Soaring 17’ ceilings, French doors & completely private water and pool views. Short walk to beach, boat dock & tennis courts. $1,195,000 Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 383-5543

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES 3BR/2BA canal front home w/direct access to Sarasota Bay. Beautiful golf course views from yard. Open plan, vaulted ceilings, corner lot w/circular brick drive. $669,000 Tim Strzelczyk or Marla Scmandt 383-5544

LAUREL OAK PARK New executive 4BR/3BA pool home on private culdel-sac/lakefront location. 12 ft. ceilings. A must see! $357,363 Becky Smith and Elfi Starrett 778-0700

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

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

SPACIOUS GULFSIDE HOME. Spectacular gulf and sunset views, sounds of the ocean and white sugar sand right at your doorstep. 5BR/3BA home on 100x180 lot w/excellent income revenue. $2,795,000 Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 383-5543

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

BEACH HARBOR CLUB Much desired penthouse w/wonderful gulf & bay views from inside or out on the 2 patios. 3BR/3BA make this a desirable place to live. Private beach and docks. $395,000. Doug Bruce 383-5543

CONDOS LONGBEACH CONDO. Exceptional direct gulf views over LBK’s finest beaches. 2BR/2BA with den and large lanai. Great income possibilities. $439,000.

HOMES ARBOR OAKS CUSTOM HOME Immaculate G ceilings, 3BR/2BA has it all. Warm wood floors, cathedral DIN PENmaster fireplace, French doors, gorgeous suite. Nestled T C A R NTin a maintenance free community in under stately COoaks the heart of West Bradenton. $214,000. SAILOR’S DELIGHT Spacious & bright ranch in popular boating community near deeded beach access. Expansive lanai with gorgeous pool/spa surrounded by lush gardens & tranquil fountains. Moor your large boat on one of Longboat’s deepest canals. $729,000. “THE AVALON” AT LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE. MODEL OPEN DAILY 1-5, 6330 LAGUNA DRIVE. Brand new quality built 4BR/3BA home with soaring ceilings and open concept. Warm wood flooring, stainless steel, granite tops & much more. Only steps to your own deep water boat dock, sparkling community pool and beach access. $739,000. LONGBOAT BEACHSIDE COTTAGE Elevated 3BR/2BA surrounded by lush tropical foliage 1 lot away from gulf with ocean peaks. 30’ screened lanai, woodburning fireplace and deeded 15’ beach access.$899,000. ESCAPE…TO HIDEAWAY BAY Enchanting unspoiled beauty surround this immaculate 4BR/4BA custom home. Completely private water & pool views, soaring ceilings, spacious & bright interior. Steps to beach, dock & tennis court. $1,195,000. SPACIOUS GULFSIDE HOME. Spectacular gulf and sunsets views, sounds of the ocean and white sugar sand right at your doorstep. Inviting 5BR/3BA home on 100 x 180 lot with excellent income revenue. $2,795,000.


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

WORK PULLS OWNER FROM DREAM HOUSE Renovated from top to bottom: Tile floor, crown molding, central vac & new appliances. Tropical setting accents 40’ lap pool w/turbo cleaner. $269,000 Tim Strzelczyk or Marla Scmandt 383-5544

REMODELED CANAL FRONT STEPS FROM THE BEACH New baths, kitchen, appliances, 2 a/c units and new landscaping. Fireplace and room for 500 s.f. dock. Large wooden deck & private backyard. $415,000 John Hines 383-5543

TRADITIONAL BRICK COLONIAL Enchanting 4BR/2.5BA home near Desoto Memorial with detached office/game room/workshop. Wood flooring and shutters, custom builtins & french doors add to the unique character of this great family home $259,900 Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 383-5543

DIRECT GULF FRONT! Gorgeous bay views! 3BR, TKF Pelican Harbor condo that offers privacy and casual elegance. A perfect mid-key location holds this small mid-rise w/loads to offer. $729,000 Karen Ankerstar 383-5544

BRADENTON WATERFRONT beautiful house with boat lift located on Manatee River. Boat dock & 10,000 + lift. Pool overlooks river and river island. Peaceful & scenic. $399,000 Lowell Shoaf 383-5544


LIDO HARBOUR SOUTH Walk to popular St. Armands Circle from this gulf front complex w/all the amenities of home. 1 and 2BR units to choose from.

SEAPLACE CONDO Relax on the sugar sand beach or by the pool at this 2BR/2BA condo w/tennis and more. Several units still available. Monthly rental.


SABAL COVE GEM Gorgeous 4BR/4BA custom home with contemporary flair. Over 4,000 sq, ft. of exquisite design with distinctive details. Completely private & parklike setting with sparkling pool & oversized spa with swimjet. $1,399,000.

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

Tina Rudek & Mike Migone 9192

PRIVATEER SOUTH Breathtaking views from this elegant gulf front condo. Located behind the gates of the LBK Club. Offering security, covered parking & pool.

LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE. MODEL OPEN DAILY 1-5,6330 LAGUNA DRIVE. Don't miss your opportunity to own a new quality built home in this maintenance free waterfront community. Short walk to sugar sand beaches and your own deep water dock. Only 6 Homesites left. Starting at $240,000.

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October 17 2002  
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