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Thursday, October 31, 2002



LBK Club set to sue PZB playing BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

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To challenge a decision of the Planning and Zoning Board in court, you must first have a transcript of the meeting at which the decision was rendered. Shane Eagan, president of Shannon Resort & Club Group Inc. (the Longboat Key Club), brought a court reporter to transcribe the Oct. 29 Planning Board meeting. At issue was an amendment to town rules that would define a transfer of density in the Bay Isles Planned Development. Under the new rule, property that is cur-

For a goblin good time ... It’s not too late for Longboat Key youngsters and tricksters to head (in costume, of course) to the Bayfront Park Recreation Center for its annual Halloween Pizza party at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. A spooky good time is promised — arts and crafts, games and prizes and pizza, salad and soda. For more information, call the Rec Center at 316-1980. Above, Longboat Key twins Tori and Anna Walter (bunnies) check out the cute carrot between them, their cousin, Lucy Walter. But wait ... Halloween on Longboat Key isn’t over until the last witch mounts her broom. That’ll happen on Saturday, Nov. 2, when the Longbeach Village Association holds its annual Halloween party. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Meldahl home, 5681 Magnolia. Tickets for guests wearing costumes are $8; those without will pay an extra $5. Costume prizes will be awarded. A potluck dinner will be served and guests can bring a dish to share. Soda and beer will be available. For additional information, call 383-2140.

rently being used for a purpose, such as a tennis court, cannot be switched to another purpose, such as a condo, without triggering the process for a transfer of density. Because transfers of density are prohibited in most of Bay Isles, the new rule would make it difficult to change the use of property there. Enter Eagan, who met with Planning and Zoning Director Jill Jeglie more than a year ago, to discuss plans for changing the use of some property in Bay Isles currently being CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A


Former publisher compiles Longboat Key history Ralph and Claire Hunter founded The Longboat Observer in 1978. When they sold the newspaper in 1995, they didn’t really retire. Initially they did some traveling and became involved in community activities, but then they turned to Ralph’s CONTINUED ON PAGE 2A

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Leading the way for a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk surrounded by mangroves are Longboat Key Mayor John Redgrave and his wife, Nancy. The board walk is in the new Phase IV development of the Joan M. Durante Park, which was dedicated Oct. 24. Along a 1,235-foot walk and a shell path are two overlooks and a gazebo adjacent to a newly created lagoon. See page A27 for more pictures of the dedication.

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Dr. Murray “Murf” Klauber is using the phrase “preferential treatment” to describe a provision in the town’s proposal for a mixeduse code. The last time he raised that issue, he won a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the town. The mixed-use proposal contains a clause which allows certain commercial properties to convert to a residential area. But the clause only applies to two properties, Mar Vista and Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant. “I believe that’s totally preferential treatment,” Klauber said. “I’m entitled to the same thing they’re entitled to.” Klauber said he, too, would like the option to build a bayfront home on his land at 4120 Gulf of Mexico Drive. And he has made the Planning and Zoning Board aware of this desire at one of its meetings. “But they didn’t make a provision for that kind of thing,” Klauber said. When the matter came up at the Oct. 29 Planning Board hearing, board member Lee Rothenberg echoed Klauber’s concerns. Rothenberg said he agrees with the intent of the residential clause, which is to remove the two restaurants from the middle of the Village, where the rest of the land is residential. But he said the board should not “shoehorn” it into a larger plan for mixed-use zoning. Rothenberg suggested the residential-only option be removed from the mixed-use proposal. Board member Bob Diamant said studies of the island showed there is too much commercial property now. By removing Moore’s and Mar Vista from Broadway, business will be better for commercial property owners on Gulf of Mexico Drive, he said. Diamant and the rest of the board voted to keep the residential clause in the proposal. This issue was not the only matter of contention as the Planning Board gave its final approval to the mixed-use code. And Klauber was not the only one who felt excluded by the mixed-use plan. Cannons Marina owner David Miller also questioned why the plan did not include properties zoned as marinas, such as his. Planning consultant Pam Truitt said with the mixed-use option, the temptation for Miller to take his successful business off the Key would be great. And she did not want to “chase him out of town.” Miller said he has no plans to leave town anytime soon. But there is not telling what things will be like 10 years from now, Miller said. “And I certainly don’t want to be excluded because I’m successful.” The board decided to include marinas in the mixed-use plan. There are three in all, Cannons, Lands End in the Village and the Dry Dock on the south end of the island. If they are all developed as mixed-use properties, there could be 22 residential units added to the town’s density. In March, voters will be asked to approve an increase in density of up to 252 units. The Planning Board will present the mixed-use plan and referendum proposal to the Town Commission Nov. 13. ❑




first love — the history of Longboat Key. He has been president of the Longboat Key Historical Society for many years. After gathering all the material Ralph had filed over the years, the couple decided to put it into a book. Methodically, the couple poured over the collected data, constantly checking facts and sorting yellowed photographs for nearly two years. The result: “From Caloosas to Condominiums — A Pictorial History of Longboat Key from the Beginning until 2000.” The Hunters’ book, with 272 pages, more than 300 photographs and illustrations will be arriving from a Naples printing company within days. The book is listed at $22.95 and sales locations are still being established. Claire Hunter said, “We certainly learned a lot in this venture and no, we don’t plan on writing another.”

Best Places to Retire,” and surprise, surprise, Longboat Key is named as “Undiscovered Haven & Best Beach Town” in Florida. The publication’s team of writers and editors visited hundreds of cities and towns across the country before making their decision. Sarasota, named Best Art Town, was included in the 26 Florida locations mentioned. Siesta Key and Bradenton were named but received no special recognition.

Going to the dogs “You Dirty Dog,” a full-service, doggrooming salon, opens Friday, Nov. 1, at the Whitney Beach Shopping Plaza, 6828 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Operated by veteran groomer Steve Udell, it is Longboat Key’s first canine grooming salon. Udell says he will care for dogs of all breeds. For customers’ convenience, he suggests calling for hours and to make appointments. Working in the field for 15 years, Udell describes his service as “state of the arf.” To reach Udell, call 387-DOGS (3647).

Fond farewell A juvenile green turtle found stranded and suffering from red tide toxicosis July 4 on City Island was treated at Mote Marine until he recovered. During his time at Mote one of his principal caretakers was volunteer Rose Bryant. The turtle named Grunt was released into the waters of Sarasota Bay at the north end of Longboat Key by Bryant on Oct. 26. The turtle quickly swam and away and one observer commented, “He didn’t even wave goodbye.”

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An employee at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort anxiously approached one of the managers on a recent morning. “There is a man who has been at the bar all night,” she said. Looking closer, the “man” turned out to be one of the realistic life-size wooden figures in Sarasota artist Jack Dowd’s popular piece, “Last Call.” Several of Dowd’s other fun creations are on display around the resort. Check them all out at the Colony’s 13th annual Stone Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival this weekend. The festival kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 31, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 3. During the weekend some of the nation’s leading chefs and vintners join guests for evening events, culinary demonstrations and wine tastings. To make reservations for individual events, contact Therese Rice, 383-6464, Ext. 2901.

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Barbara Brizdle of the Longboat Key Women’s Golf Association won low gross in the second flight with a score of 286 at the Women’s Western Golf Association’s (WWGA) 24th National Senior Championship held in October at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Ponte Vedra Beach. In addition, Brzidle and Sheri Welch were the Gross-Runner-Ups for the club event. Joining them from the Longboat Key Club was Joyce Welch. About 90 women, the majority from the Midwest participated. Golf members of the Longboat Key Club are members of the WWGA and are eligible to play in the event.

The peacock population in the Village appears to be on the rise. The colorfully plumed birds frequently take over the streets while patient motorists wait until the parade has passed. In the past, when the population increased to the point of becoming a nuisance, some of the birds have been relocated to rural farms. At a recent Village Association meeting it was mentioned that the Pelican Man Bird Sanctuary may be investigating the possible use of a birth control pill. The association plans to check on this. ❑

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VOTERS’ GUIDE There are only a few days left to decide whom to pick in the 2002 election Nov. 5. To give Longboat Key voters an idea of the candidates’ background and their take on the issues, The Longboat Observer has assembled a voters’ guide featuring interviews and profiles with key candidates.

U.S. CONGRESS, DISTRICT 13 If you don’t know much about U.S. District 13 congressional candidate Katherine Harris, you must have been sleeping in a cave the past two years. Less familiar is Harris’ opponent, Democrat Jan Schneider. But by virtue of opposing the renowned Harris, Schneider has gained

name recognition and notoriety the past four months. What separates the two candidates? Their answers to The Longboat Observer’s questionnaire reveal a wide gap between their political views. The essence of that gap: Harris is a loyal Republican who backs the tax-cutting

approach of President George W. Bush, while Schneider is a loyal Democrat who opposes the Bush tax cuts. Their personal lives and preferences are different, too — as indicated by their answers to a series of frivolous yet revealing questions posed recently to the two candidates.

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Republican, 45 Career: Employed at IBM in marketing; became commercial real estate broker in Sarasota County; elected in 1994 to Florida Senate, serving Sarasota; elected Florida secretary of state in 1998. Education: Bachelor’s degree in history, Agnes Scott College; master’s degree from Harvard University with a concentration in international trade and negotiations. Personal: Married, one child. Birthplace: “The naval hospital in Key West. My dad was in the Navy.” Siblings, family pecking order: She’s the oldest of three; a younger brother and sister. Favorite childhood activity: “Horses. I rode them, groomed them.” Favorite high school activity: “Tennis.” Favorite childhood book: “Velveteen Rabbit.” Favorite book of all time: “That’s a tough one. ‘The Chronicles of Narnia,’ by C.S. Lewis. ‘Jane Eyre.’” Whom do you most resemble in personality — your mother or father?: “I want to say my mom, she’s so grounded. But everyone says I’m very much like my father.” Favorite subject in school: “History.” Least favorite subject: “I didn’t have a least favorite subject. I liked them all.” Childhood hero: “John Wayne.” Hero today: “Ronald Reagan.” What kind of car do your drive?: “Ford Explorer.” Favorite TV show: “I don’t watch TV. I read. I like old movies. The only TV we watch are the Turner Classics.” Favorite newspaper: “The Longboat Observer. I don’t read the Sarasota HeraldTribune. Connie Mack told me I should quit taking it. If I quit reading it, he said I’d have a great day every day.” Favorite magazine: “The Economist.” Favorite actor: “Anthony Hopkins.” Favorite actress: “Hmmm. I can’t think of one.” What do you do for recreation?: “I bought sea kayaks, a double and a single.” If you could travel anywhere, to what three places would you go?: “Alaska, I’d love to see the whales off the coast of Alaska. I’d like to go to the Ankor Wat Temple in Cambodia. I’d like to climb one of the Himalayans.” Favorite food: “Anything my husband makes.” What bad habit would you like to quit?: “Working all hours.” Person who influenced you most: “My grandmother, Dad’s mother, Elizabeth Harris.” If you could wave a magic wand, what would you be?: “I’d like to exercise some type of leadership like a Ghandi; have the kind of leadership that would in some way encourage people to see each other’s differences and cultures and create a more peaceful world.” What’s your life ambition?: “Just to live a principled-based life.” What time do you usually get up each

Democrat, 55 Career: Attorney for Perley-Robertson, Panet, Hill & McDougall, Covington & Burling; authored book on Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer; 12 years with United Nations Environment Program; two years as assistant research fellow with U.N. Institute for Training and Research; adjunct with American University. Education: Bachelor’s degree from Brown University; M.I.A. from Columbia University; certificate in international organizations from University of Geneva; J.D. from Yale Law School; Ph.D in political science from Yale University. Personal: Single. Birthplace: Manhattan (NYC). Siblings, family pecking order: She’s the oldest child of three; a brother and sister. Favorite childhood activity: Climbing rocks in Westchester. Favorite high school activity: Being editor and chief of the junior high and high school newspaper. Favorite childhood book: “The Babar the Elephant” series. Favorite book of all time: “I like mysteries and books on the Vietnam War. I just finished “Theban Mysteries” (by Amanda Cross). Whom do you most resemble in personality — your mother or father?: “Neither one. I’m an anomaly in my family.” Favorite subject in school: History. Least favorite subject: English. Childhood hero: Florence Nightingale. Hero today: “I’m not sure ... Elliott Richardson (U.S. attorney general under Richard Nixon). I worked for him for 15 years. He was one of the most forthright, honest people. He would never lie to you.” What kind of car do your drive?: “My mom’s ’92 Cadillac. My ’84 Buick didn’t make it through the campaign.” Favorite TV show: “The news, ‘Nick at Night,’ ‘West Wing.’” Favorite newspaper: “I won’t answer that one.” Favorite magazine: “Sierra, the Sierra Club magazine, and Time.” Favorite actor: None. Favorite actress: None. What do you do for recreation?: “I rebuilt a house boat.” If you could travel anywhere, to what three places would you go?: “Alaska, Russia — I used to speak Russian — Hawaii.” Favorite food: Lobster. What bad habit would you like to quit?: “Reading half the night, drinking CocaCola.” Person who influenced you most: “My mother.” If you could wave a magic wand, what would you be?: “A doctor or a pilot. I’m afraid of planes.” Life ambition: “To do something that

• If you were king or queen, what would you do to make prescription drugs less expensive? I support the Medicare prescription drug plan passed by the House of Representatives because it proves to be affordable, available and completely voluntary ... This plan will save beneficiaries 30% on gross drug costs through better negotiating power. There is also extra assistance for low-income households ... I also support creating stricter quality control requirements for generic drugs ... An increase in quality requirements will increase demand ... The increase in demand will lower the overall price burden associated with namebrand prescription drugs. • In less than 10 years, there will be more retirees than workers paying into the Social Security system. That means there will be more takers than givers to Social Security. Explain how you will make Social Security solvent? Raise the Social Security tax? Raise the retirement age? I oppose privatization, raising taxes, or increasing the retirement age. I support cutting government spending and locking away all Social Security funds for future generations. Our seniors deserve the benefits they have been promised and I demand we hold true on our obligation. We need to increase incentives for Americans to save. Congress should look at making the contribution limit to IRAs higher than $3,000.

day?: “Between 6 and 7.” What time do you go to bed?: “Never before midnight.” Do you say to-may-to or to-mah-to?: “Tomay-to, but I say a-gane.” If you are reincarnated, what would you come back as?: “An otter, because they have so much fun, they’re so happy.” When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?: “A mom and a wife.”

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• If you were king or queen, what would you do to make prescription drugs less expensive? First, I would include full outpatient prescription drug coverage under Medicare ... Second, I am prepared to consider sponsoring and/or supporting controls on direct advertising to consumers of prescription drugs. In European countries with limits on direct peddling of pharmaceuticals to consumers, drug costs are significantly lower. • In less than 10 years, there will be more retirees than workers paying into the Social Security system. That means there will be more takers than givers to Social Security. Explain how you will make Social Security solvent? Raise the Social Security tax? Raise the retirement age? The major problem is that, under pretext of a balanced budget, the federal government has been diverting Social Security trust funds to finance ongoing programs and to enable tax cuts the country cannot afford ... I would raise neither the Social Security tax nor the retirement age — but rather return the system to the selffunding, sound fiscal principles on which it was created. One proposal to which I am adamantly opposed is the privatization of any portion of Social Security funds.

helps someone. One of my great regrets is not having a child.” What time do you usually get up each day?: “Between 6:45 and 8:45.” What time do you go to bed?: “After 1.” Do you say to-may-to or to-mah-to?: “To-may-to.” If you are reincarnated, what would you come back as?: “An astronaut.” When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?: “Editor of a newspaper.”



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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A used for tennis and a maintenance shed. He showed her preliminary plans, but has not yet filed anything officially. Eagan said he met with Jeglie in “good faith.” But now Jeglie has proposed a rule that would “close the door” on his plans, he said. “What is the absolute necessity of this ordinance and why at this time?” Eagan asked. Town Attorney David Persson said the amendment is needed for clarification, because there are currently two different interpretations of the rules governing Bay Isles. In 1999, Jeglie’s predecessor, Marty Black, determined that every acre in Bay Isles has an underlying density of three units per acre. Proceeding on that interpretation, Vladimir Einisman made plans to take advantage of that underlying density and build condos on his vacant commercial property behind Publix. But hearing of Einisman’s plans and meeting with Eagan caused Jeglie to review Black’s determination, she said. “It brought up the question that we needed to do some research.” Now, having done the research, Jeglie found she does not agree with Black. There is no underlying density, she believes, because density is determined on a case-by-case basis. As structures are erected, the type of use and its density are established.

There will be a meeting of the Town Commission at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at SunTrust, 510 Bay Isles Road. A change to the town sign code and a the signing of a contract for the Town Manager will be discussed. Eagan’s plans differ from Einisman’s because they do not concern vacant property, they concern property with an existing use. Eagan asked why the Planning Board did not consider sticking with Black’s original determination. Chairman Jerry Lee said the board was aware of Black’s decision and would consider it. And Lee assured Eagan that in any event, Eagan’s current property rights would remain “sacred and untouched.” Board member Lee Rothenberg said the amendment will not prohibit all transfers of density behind the gates. And that is a concern to him because there are hundreds of unused units in Bay Isles which could one day be built, depending on the interpretation of the rules. “This is a feather, not a cannon,” said Persson. The amendment only provides a definition to deal with the issue of switching the use of a property, he said. “I think it should say no transfer of density, period,” said Rothenberg. Two other board members, Joan Webster and Michael Drake voted with Rothenberg against the amendment. Six board members voted for it and it will be passed on to the Town Commission for a final decision. ❑

LBK resident drowns in pool BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Eighty-year-old Cutter Lane resident Joseph MacDonald drowned in his pool Oct. 22. He could not swim. According to police reports, MacDonald and his wife, Violet, were walking around the pool after some drinks when they both fell in. Violet told police she tried to get her husband out of the pool, but he

drifted further toward the deep end, face down. She said MacDonald did not follow her instructions to roll over. He suffered from blindness, five strokes and open heart surgery. A neighbor heard Violet call for help and held MacDonald’s head above water until police arrived. By the time police dragged MacDonald from the pool, he had spent 20 minutes in the water. He was pronounced dead at 5:29 p.m.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, MacDonald retired as a mechanical engineer at Mosler Safe Co., Hamilton, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Violet; sisters Rachel McGovern, Susan McKinley and Nessie Harding, all of Scotland; and a brother, James, also of Scotland. Visitation was Sunday at Palms Funeral Home in Sarasota. Interment was held at Palms Memorial Park. ❑


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Government runs in Carlton’s family

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Florida government is as familiar to Sen. Lisa Carlton and her family as the Mabry Calrton Ranch, which her family has operated for four generations. Over the past century, members of the Carlton family have served as governor, senator, state representative and county commissioner. “I really don’t remember a time in our lives when there was not something a family member was doing, either in community service or public service,” said Carlton. “I guess I come by it honestly through the genes.” Carlton recalled attending political functions and campaigning for her father from a very young age. “We sort of grew up in a home where it was very expected that you would give back to the community — that you would give something back because the community has been very good to us and we’ve been able to have a business and make a living here,” Carlton said. Carlton was born a ninth-generation Floridian on May 7, 1964. She studied sociology at Stetson University and received her law degree from Mercer University School of Law in 1989. Carlton won election for the first time as a state representative in 1994. Carlton describes herself as someone with a unique perspective into the community that stems from her experience with the family ranch. Asked how she spends her free time, Carlton laughed. “My free time? You see that minivan? There’s three car seats in that minivan.” Carlton said the best she can hope for is some reading time in the car, between trips to soccer games, ballet lessons and swim lessons for her two daughters and one son. When she is not working for her family, Carlton works as the co-manager of the cattle and citrus ranch. She said that job is tougher than the one she has in Tallahassee.

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• Florida ranks about 48th in per pupil spending per capita in the United States. Should Floridians pay more taxes to the state to raise that ranking? The Florida Legislature funds students on a perstudent basis not a per-capita basis. Therefore, a percapita comparison of our school dollars is not an accurate measure of adequate spending. Education receives the largest percentage of general revenue dollars (52%) compared to other areas funded in the state budget. The state average per student funding is approximately $5,000 per student. If local communities desire to spend more education dollars — they should be permitted to tax themselves accordingly. “But it’s not something you do for the money. It’s something you do because, quite frankly, you don’t know how to do anything else.” Carlton said as a Republican, she works for less government interference into the personal and business lives of Floridians. Her belief is that government is there to give you a “hand up instead of a hand out.”

Democrat Lawrence Milford is a Venice brick maker who hopes to pave his way to a state senate seat in November. Being politically active is a relatively new experience for Milford, he said. “I got excited about politics in Florida after the 2000 election.” After the election, Milford formed a Democratic club in Venice, of which he is now president. “I think he’s one of the most natural politicians I’ve ever met,” said a past president of the club, Ardis Boch. Milford has the ability to speak on a subject without preparing in advance, Boch said. And more importantly, Milford is a nice man and a hard worker, she said. “He’s just an amazing person. I think he’d make an amazing senator.” Milford was born in Pennsylvania 48 years ago. He started out as a laborer in a steel mill and then a manager of a manufacturing plant. Since, he earned a bachelor’s degree in electronic management from Southern Illinois University and has managed his own plant of 130 workers. Milford moved to Florida 12 years ago, spending six years in Lakeland before moving to his current home in Venice. Milford said he spends much of his free time with his wife and two children. Milford said the choice between himself and Sen. Lisa Carlton is not about qualifications. He said he thinks they are both qualified. The issue is philosophical, he said. If a voter thinks Florida is headed in the right direction now, “then she’s done a good job,” Milford said. But if cutting taxes when revenues are declining and leaving programs under-funded is not what the voter wants, “I’m offering people a choice to that philosophy.” The Democratic Party is no longer comprised of “bleedCONTINUED ON PAGE 6A

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Education vs. social spending: If you look at all factors, education spending has gone down in Florida the last 10 years. Florida used to be ranked 21st in the nation in per capita spending per student. It is now 48th. In social services we have no state mental hospitals, medically needy programs are being cut, and the deplorable condition of the Department of Children and Families is primarily due to under funding ... I believe that by sales tax reform, along with federal help, we can provide the needed funds to correct this situation.


Bill Galvano has spent his life preparing for politics. Born in Liberty, N.Y., in 1966, Galvano moved to Florida in 1969. He grew up during the Carter administration, a time of soaring interest rates and gas prices. Galvano responded by becoming chairman of the Youth for Reagan organization. He went on to become president of Young Republicans and a member of the George W. Bush recount team. But before trying to make laws himself, Galvano set out to learn the law. “When he was in high school, he told me he wanted to be a lawyer,” said Bill Grimes, who is now Galvano’s partner at the oldest law firm in Manatee County, Grimes, Goebel, Grimes, Hawkins, Gladfelter & Galvano, P.A. Galvano started out small. He went to work for Grimes’ firm as an errand runner and cleaner. A janitor, as he put it. “I used to clean the building that I now own.” “He did a great job, even then as a kid, on what he was assigned, which wasn’t anything important,” said Grimes. While he pursued a legal degree at the University of Miami, Galvano spent his summers working at the firm as a law clerk. And after passing the bar exam he went to work with Grimes. He made partner in seven years. Galvano said he spends most of his free time with his wife and two children, although he cannot help but enjoy a good round of golf. “It’s in my blood.” He is also active in the community, working for groups such as Crime Stoppers, Meals on Wheels and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Advisory Council. “You have to serve and get to know your community to have balance. You can’t just focus on politics, because the end result of politics is in the day-to-day life of citizens in the communi-


ing heart liberals,” Milford said. As a small business owner, Milford said he would know how to take a more conservative approach to government. But with “more compassion for people who have less than I do.” Milford said he believes all should be given a chance at the American dream, and this can be accomplished with quality education.

• Would you say Florida’s growth management regulations have preserved Floridian’s private property rights or taken away property rights? How would you revise Florida’s growth management laws? Florida’s growth management laws should be changed to allow for more local control. Specifically, I would like to see the removal of the provision that restricts the ability of local governments to make decisions with regard to local landfills ... decisions regarding land use by local governments should be reviewed by courts for abuse of discretion where necessary ... We should also consider state incentive programs that would encourage growth where needed, shifting that growth from already overdeveloped areas.

ty,” Galvano said. Galvano describes himself as Lincoln Republican, meaning he believes government exists to do for people that which they cannot do for themselves. At the same time a Lincoln Republican expects citizens to be self reliant, Galvano explains. “We can’t just look to state government to solve all our problems.”

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Undeterred by a defeat in 2000, Democrat Arlene Sweeting is again campaigning to be the state representative for District 68. Although her goal of being sent to Tallahassee has not changed, Sweeting says she has. When she ran against Mark G. Flanagan, Sweeting taught at W.D. Sugg Middle School. This time around, she is the owner of Fogartyville Café on 17th Ave. West in Bradenton. “Running for office can really change your life,” Sweeting said. Sweeting found herself distracted in the classroom after the election, she said, and being focused is a must in teaching middle school. “Hard working,” and “good listener” are phrases Sweeting used to describe herself. Born in Miami in 1967, Sweeting grew up in the Bahamas, her father’s native country. After earning a master’s degree from Virginia in 1992, she moved back to Florida and began her teaching career. Sweeting said she first got involved in politics in 1993, when she became an active member of the Sierra Club. Another member of the Sierra Club, Mary Sheppard, said Sweeting quickly became one of the group’s “top leaders” on the executive committee. Sheppard was particularly impressed by how Sweeting led the charge in Manatee County against the use of Orimulsion, a fuel burned for power. Sweeting is currently the conservation chairman for the club’s Florida chapter. But she doesn’t just fight for the environment, she also immerses herself in it. Sweeting said she loves to go camping and kayaking. Sheppard recalled how on one outing, men who couldn’t keep up with Sweeting referred to her as the “hiking machine.” In 2000, a trend toward the weakening of the state’s growth-management laws convinced Sweeting to run for office. “No one else was up there doing it so I threw my hat

• When the state buys land, it tightens the supply of land that can be developed and therefore causes the price of housing to rise. Do you think the state should continue to buy land? How do you reconcile that with the lack of affordable housing? Yes, the state needs to continue to buy land to protect our natural resources and our drinking water — the land that needs to be purchased for Everglades Restoration is one example. I see affordable housing as a separate issue that the state and local government should work together to address.

in the ring.” Sweeting said she is a member of the Democratic Party because it is the “party of the people.” “The Republican Party is the party of big business,” she said. Indeed, Sweeting’s opponent’s list of campaign contributions includes the likes of AT&T, Beall’s and the Allied Business of Florida Political Action Committee, who all contributed $500 each. The majority of Sweeting’s donations are in smaller amounts and come from individuals. She has collected $18,161 compared to Bill Galvano’s $124,136.

Our Local Candidate, Katherine Harris Has Been Proudly Endorsed By: The Longboat Observer The Charlotte Sun Herald Congressman Dan Miller (R) Sheriff Bill Balkwill (R), Sarasota County Sheriff Charlie Wells (R), Manatee County Sheriff Loran Cogburn (D), Hardee County Sheriff John Fugate (D), DeSoto County Suncoast Firefighters and Paramedics Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Police Benevolent Association Newtown Redevelopment Leaders

60 Plus Seniors Association Veteran and Military Retirees Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Home Builders Assoc. of Sarasota Co. Home Builders Assoc. of Manatee Co. Sarasota Association of Realtors Manatee Association of Realtors Venice Association of Realtors National Fed. of Independent Business U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Hispanic Republican Assembly

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to accomplish more If the race for Florida House District 69 is considered a close contest between incumbent Rep. Donna Clarke and Democrat Ken Shelin, equally close would be a contest between the two on which one is more intense and well versed on the issues. Clarke lives for the legislative arena. Talk to her about issues, and she can rattle off details of bills that made it or didn’t make it through the House last session. “She’s pretty tenacious,” says Rep. J.D. Alexander, R-Winter Haven, and a Clarke confidante. “She studies the issues she’s working on and has a solid grasp of insurance and the workers’ comp issue.” Clarke served on the House Insurance Committee, as well as on the House Business Regulation and House General Government Appropriations Committees. She was alternating chairman of the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee, the panel that oversees the rules and regulations that are drafted once a bill is adopted. “I have more to accomplish,” Clarke says, explaining why she wants to be re-elected. What’s more, she says, “I’ve done it. I’m committed to it. I’ve been making things happen.” The 56-year-old Clarke made things happen, all right. Earlier this year, when lawmakers began jockeying for leadership positions in the next session, Clarke committed her vote to Rep. Gaston Cantens, R-Miami, who was seeking the House speakership. But Alexander counseled Clarke into switching her support to Rep. Allan Bense of Panama City. Clarke and others’ switch resulted in Cantens and his supporters recruiting Republican opposition candidates against nine Republican lawmakers, Clarke included. “I guess I’m the one who talked her into coming over to Bense,” says Alexander. “I’m the one who caused her all the trouble.” As it turned out, Clarke handily defeated Cheryl Ennis, a former aide to Rep. Mark Flanagan. So now Clarke is trying to fend off Democrat Shelin. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2A



FLORIDA HOUSE DISTRICT 69 • Florida ranks about 48th in per pupil spending per capita in the U.S. Should Floridians pay more taxes to the state to raise that ranking? The key to improving our public education is accountability — graduating students with marketable skills and getting help to our failing schools while rewarding and expanding successful programs. Seeking a one-size-fits-all solution like the constitutional amendment on class size could potentially increase the state budget by 50% with no guarantee of success. Our school boards are elected to address the needs of the communities and need more flexibility in how they budget our state and local tax dollars. CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE

Thanks to her first term in office and the backing of such groups as the Florida Chamber of Commerce, which gave her an A+ rating, and Associated Industries of Florida, which ranked her fourth among legislators, Clarke has raised, as of Oct. 11, $167,664 to Shelin’s $58,695. Clarke is counting on these numbers, her philosophical support of Gov. Jeb Bush’s fiscal approach and her passion for doing the job to propel her back to Tallahassee for a second term. Clarke, 56, the mother of a grown son and grandmother to one child, earned her bachelor’s degree in education and mathematics from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She began her professional career as a high school math teacher and then spent 14 years in business jobs in Atlanta, Since 1991, Clarke has owned Sarasota-based Environmental Permitting and Design Inc. of Southwest Florida, an environmental planning firm.


Shelin is for flexibility, education Ken Shelin knows how government works. For 34 years, he served as a regulator, inspector and senior manager of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Before retiring in 1996 and moving to Sarasota, he was director of the FDA’s Baltimore district, where he oversaw inspections and testing of foods, drugs and the operation of blood banks. And to dispel any stereotype that he is a paper-pushing, slow-moving bureaucrat, Shelin often tells listeners the FDA recognized him with its highest award, the Award of Merit, for his service. He also received a Reinventing Government Award for managing the fastest new drug approval on record for a drug used to treat AIDS — 27 days. Shelin also notes he co-authored 25 years ago the FDA’s drug quality control regulations for manufacturers, rules that are still in effect today. With his regulatory expertise, Shelin in retirement has become a consultant for pharmaceutical manufacturers around the world. Shelin, 63, became a Sarasota homeowner 12 years ago and has spent the last six years here full time. During this time, Shelin has involved himself in community activities, serving two years as president of the St. Armands Residents Association, representing property owners on the Sarasota Coalition of City Neighborhood Associations and last year leading the successful No Boss Mayor Committee. Shelin currently serves as chairman of the Sarasota Planning Board. Shelin says his planning board chairmanship led him to consider running for a seat on the Sarasota City Commission. But in June a group of Democrats recruited him to run against incumbent state Rep. Donna Clarke. Shelin immediately immersed himself in the state issues and now articulates well-versed responses on virtually any state issue. This doesn’t surprise those who know him. “He’s very knowledgeable,” says Shannon Snyder, a member of the Sarasota planning board, who credits Shelin with knowing the subject matter that comes before the board better than some of his colleagues and with running efficient,


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• What should the Legislature do about water? As Florida grows, and it will, the legislature needs to provide incentives, and perhaps restrictions, that discourage large expansive lawns and lush landscaping that requires huge quantities of water to maintain. The legislature needs to explore and encourage, along with local communities, the development of facilities to reclaim water, including storm-water runoff, which we normally lose. Of course, there are problems with that including heavy metal contamination, but economical cleanup procedures should be researched. Last, but not least, is the expansion of desalination plants that are becoming a realistic alternative to ground and surface freshwater supplies.

fair planning meetings. Shelin describes his approach this way: “As a manager I always tried to be flexible,” he says. “I also tend to see the global picture when I’m looking at specific problems. I’m trying to link issues to societal benefits.” Take education as an example, he says. The theme of Shelin’s campaign is: Education is good business.

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Sole Practitioner, Sarasota Susan Chapman is 52 years old and has been in practice for 25 years. She graduated from Washington University Law School in 1977 and became a member of the Missouri Bar that year. She practiced law in Missouri for 12 years, working for the Missouri public defender system for 10 years serving as a chief public defender and as the chief trial attorney for the Kansas City public defender office.

County Judge, Sarasota Preston DeVilbiss Jr. currently serves as a county judge in Sarasota County, having been elected to that position in 1990. DeVilbiss is a 45-year resident of Sarasota. He earned a marketing degree from the University of Florida College of Business Administration in 1968 and a law degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1973.

• Do you support the constitutional amendment that would enforce smaller class sizes? No, I do not. Class sizes must remain a local decision based on the most efficient use of tax dollars, not a state mandate — and not through a constitutional mandate. • Would you support a voucher system? No. I do not support a unilateral voucher program. We offer excellent educational choices to parents in this community through a system of specialty schools, magnet programs and charter schools, all of which exist within the public domain. In this community, I feel that is sufficient choice. • It’s not likely state funding for schools will increase dramatically. If schools are so under funded, why don’t we go all the way and raise the local school millage rate to the maximum of 10 mils? I do not believe that raising additional tax dollars is the single solution to our funding problems. Allowing individual school districts the opportunity to choose how to best spend their state allocation in the way most efficient for that district should be allowed before we change the entire funding structure.

What makes you more qualified for the job than the other candidates? My experience and broad variety of experiences makes me more qualified. I am the only candidate who has family law experience. Family law cases comprise the largest number of cases before circuit judges. Family law involves complicated economic decisions and even more complicated human relations decisions. Most citizens interact with the courts in family law cases. It is important to bring family law skills to the bench.

Why are you better qualified or suited to the job than your competition? I have been a member of the Florida Bar for 29 years. During that time, I handled a wide variety of cases. In 1990, I was elected to the position of county court judge, where I’ve heard an average of 6,000 cases per year. I have sat as an acting circuit judge for more than 1,100 hours ... I have proven myself as a hardworking judge, with statistics showing that I disposed of 15% to 20% more cases than average ... My record speaks for itself, and I strongly urge the voters to compare my experience.

Charlie Roberts

Ed Nicholas

State Attorney / Homicide Prosecutor, Sarasota Charlie Roberts, 47, earned his B.A. in 1977 from Duke University and law degree in 1981 from American University Law School. Roberts has been a prosecutor with the state attorney’s office in Florida since 1981, and in the 12th Circuit since 1983, where he is currently chief homicide prosecutor.

Assistant State Attorney, 12th Circuit, Manatee/Sarasota Ed Nicholas was born and raised in Manatee County. He taught high school at Fordham Preparatory in the Bronx before returning to Florida to attend law school. He graduated from Stetson University College of Law and worked for a local firm doing general civil litigation before becoming a prosecutor with the state attorney’s office.

What makes you more qualified? A circuit court judgeship is a trial court position. I have been doing solely trial work since 1981, making me well versed in the evidence code and trial procedure. I have had to handle complex legal issues, including the presentation of DNA evidence (I was the first prosecutor in this circuit to present it in court), international extraditions ... The intense preparation I put into every one of my cases may be a key reason for my high rate of success in trial.

What makes you better qualified? I have practiced both civil and criminal law. I am also a former high school teacher, and, in addition to my work as an assistant state attorney, I am an adjunct professor of law at Manatee Community College ... I am the only candidate in Group 19 who is endorsed by Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells, Sarasota County Sheriff Bill Balkwill, DeSoto County Sheriff Johnny Fugate, State Attorney Earl Moreland and the Fraternal Order of Police.

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Florida atmosphere. Rules must be clear as we anticipate future growth. • What’s your position on impact fees on new homes? I have and will support the entire range of impact fees when they are carefully studied and legally defensible. We must be cautious that fees are commensurate with the affordable housing market. • Do you think Manatee property tax rates are too low, too high or just right? Property taxes affect us unequally depending on our incomes. That is why we work hard in Manatee County to do all we can to augment our tax base through other revenues, such as sales and gasoline taxes.

Dave Daugherty (Write-in) Age: 52. Career: Retired military officer, 24 years. Education: Did not answer. Marital status: Married, no children. • Height restrictions: Generally, single-family residences should be one story. Exceptions for other structures should be approved only after taking into consideration the personality and zoning of the neighborhood. • Impact fees: The impact fees are high enough and should not be increased. • Property tax rates: Property taxes are high and should not be increased. One of the government services provided

by property taxes is law enforcement. Due to the development in eastern Manatee County, the sheriff’s department can no longer patrol this part of the county. We now have a situation where taxes are being collected and services are not being provided. • If elected, what will be your top three priorities? 1) Guard and protect the health, security and welfare of my fellow citizens and their families. 2) Progressively make changes in the community with the help and input of the citizens of the community. 3) Hold government accountable for the spending of the citizen’s tax dollar.


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• Borrowing limit: The current limit of $10 million was established in 1984. The bond cap increase compensates for decreases in purchasing power since then. • What charter amendment would you personally favor? I am interested in adding an article to the charter instituting a living wage in Sarasota County. The federal minimum wage is an antiquated mechanism for ensuring a just market for workers. A local living wage must be established to provide a sound and stable foundation to our economy and to maintain adequate benefits to workers.


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Vote for freedom This is it. Next Tuesday, Florida voters will make extraordinarily important decisions that will affect the course of our lives, our cities and counties, Florida and the nation. Are you ready? Have you examined the candidates, their beliefs and their character? Have you studied the issues and considered their consequences? Would that everyone has prepared himself well so that every voters who casts his ballot next Tuesday will have given punch of the ballot the thought that it deserves. This newspaper has long held an abiding faith in the electorate, believing that it acts as rational as the free market is efficient. But given the three-quarter century trend that takes us farther away from the principles of our Founding Fathers and closer to the destructive and divisive entitlements of a socialized society, faith in the electorate diminishes with each national election day. We pray the voters prove us wrong, rise to the occasion and vote for freedom first. At the least, let’s pray for this: that in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, they finally get it right. Put the power of liberty in your hands. Vote Nov. 5.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS The following recommendations address only those races and issues appearing on the Longboat Key voters’ ballots.

Federal U.S. Congress, District 13 — Katherine Harris

State Governor — Jeb Bush Attorney general — Charlie Crist Commissioner of agriculture — Charles H. Bronson Florida Senate District 23 — Lisa Carlton Florida House District 68 — Bill Galvano Florida House District 69 — First choice: William Van Allen, Libertarian, a decidedly strong vote for less taxes, less government, more freedom; second choice: Donna Clarke, Republican. If you’re mainstream moderate, she’s your pick.

Constitutional Amendments Amendment 1: Revise death penalty wording to reflect

wording of U.S. Constitution — Yes. Amendment 2: Economic impact statements for proposed constitutional amendments — Yes. Amendment 3: Authorizing amendments to Miami-Dade County’s home rule charter by special referendum This measure has caused confusion. Why is it on the ballot? That’s a long story about petty politics in Florida’s political Banana Republic, aka Miami-Dade. Suffice it to say Miami-Dade County officials and all the municipal and county government associations oppose this measure because they say it would allow legislators to place voter initiatives concerning Miami-Dade’s charter on the Miami-Dade ballot. County and local government officials say this would give state lawmakers the power to interfere too much in their local affairs. Naturally, they are protecting their turf. But look at it this way: The measure will give citizens of Miami-Dade County more power and more avenues to have a say in how they are governed. How can this be bad? — Yes. Amendment 4: This amendment will require a two-thirds vote of each house of the Legislature to enact laws providing exemptions from public records or public meetings requirements. Yes. Amendment 6: Protect people from the health hazards of second-hand tobacco smoke by prohibiting workplace smoking — No! Amendment 7: Property tax exemption for the construction of living quarters for parents or grandparents — No! Amendment 8: Make available by 2005 free, universal prekindergarten education for all four-year-olds — No! Amendment 9: Amendment to reduce class size — No! Amendment 10: Animal cruelty amendment, limiting confinement of pigs during pregnancy. Florida’s veterinary association opposes this measure and supports the current practices of confining pregnant pigs. We’re not in favor of animal cruelty. But that’s not the real issue here. The real issue is this measure should not be a constitutional amendment. It should be dealt with in the Legislature — No! Amendment 11: Statewide governing board to manage Florida’s university system (This re-creates the one-

size-fits-all, centralized Board of Regents.) — No!

Judicial Florida Supreme Court Justice Harry Anstead — No. Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles T. Wells — Yes. Florida Second District Court of Appeal — Yes to all six judges. th 12 Circuit Court Judge, Group 5 — Charlie Roberts. He gets rapped for being a career prosecutor and not having experience in family legal issues, which confront many circuit court judges. But he has prosecuted successfully some of the most difficult criminal cases in this district. You cannot be a dim bulb or have bad judgment to do that. th 12 Circuit Court Judge, Group 19 — Ed Nicholas. Tough choice between him and former county Judge Preston DeVilbiss. In this instance, a fresh mind and new energy are good things. Sarasota County Judge, Group 2 — Phyllis Galen. She has been an entrepreneur, public defender and assistant prosecutor — on all sides of the fence. A business perspective and street smarts seldom find their way to the bench. She would bring a new point of view to the bench.

Manatee County County Commission, District 2 — Vote your party, Gwen Brown the Democrat, Cynthia Fobbs, the Republican. Brown, the incumbent, votes for all government programs. Fobbs has owned her own business, but she has trouble managing finances; she has bankruptcies in her personal past. County Commission, District 6 (at large) — Pat Glass. The incumbent’s opponent is not ready for prime time.

Sarasota County School Board, District 4 — Laura Benson. She’s not a career educrat like her opponent; she’s an involved mom and parent and business woman — all good for the board. Charter Review District 4 — Michael Padgett.

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You have ultimate power with ‘informed’ vote One of the most common laments in letters from readers is a sense of helplessness to do anything about the negative trends in politics and society. Yet the people who make those laments have the ultimate power in the most powerful nation on earth. All they have to do is exercise that power in the voting booth. To exercise power effectively, it is necessary to have more than power. It is necessary to have knowledge as well. Otherwise, the voter is like a blind Samson. If you think taxes are too high, then find out who voted to raise taxes and who voted to lower them. If you don’t know how to find out such things, your local librarian can probably tell you how to go on the Internet and discover how members of Congress have voted on all sorts of issues. Thomas You can probably do the same for SOWELL state and local officials. If you are considering candidates who have never held office before, you can probably find their campaign Web sites and see what they are advocating. You don’t like judges who turn criminals loose or who sentence them to “community service” or “anger management” instead of putting them behind bars? Then find out who those judges are and vote against them if they are on the ballot. If they were appointed, then find out who

appointed them. If they are federal judges, find out if your senator voted to confirm them. When you vote for a president or a governor or a member of Congress, you are indirectly voting for judges who will be exercising power long after the people you voted for directly are gone and forgotten. You don’t like the way our loose immigration laws and policies have opened the floodgates to our enemies, as well as to people who are undesirable on other grounds? Then find out how your representatives in Congress voted on immigration legislation. And vote accordingly when you are in the voting booth. If you live in one of those areas where housing prices have skyrocketed out of sight — parts of California and New York come to mind, but there are others — then find out if draconian restrictions on building housing have been imposed under such nice-sounding names as “open space” laws and “environmental protection.” And don’t be taken in by your local politicians if they also talk piously about wanting “affordable housing.” Don’t let them have it both ways. Let them have it between the eyes when you are inside the voting booth. You don’t like bureaucrats telling you what you can and can’t do with your own home and property? Look up which of your local officials are gung ho for restrictions and red tape. And don’t let them tell you that it is for your own “protection’ or to save the earth. You are an adult who can protect yourself, and the earth has been preserved all this time without bureaucrats and busybodies.

If all it takes for you to give up your freedom are some pretty words or alarming rhetoric, then you are simply not going to remain free, in large things or in small. Your rights will be slowly but steadily eroded away. But you have the power to stop these politicians, judges and bureaucrats in their tracks. You can’t do it sitting down and taking it easy and just voting according to how someone sounds or looks. When politicians promise to give you something, just remember that the only money they have is what they take from the people. If you want someone to pick your pockets and then give you a handout, there are plenty of politicians around who will do that for you. In fact, a lot of politicians have been around a long time just by using such tactics. Above all, never assume that political phrases actually mean what they say or imply. Rent control does not control rents, gun control does not control guns, and the Indian Child Welfare Act disregards the welfare of Indian children with unbelievable callousness. You have to find out what laws and policies do, not what politicians say they do. If that is too much trouble, then don’t bother to go to the polls on Election Day. If you can’t do the country any good, then at least don’t do any harm with uninformed votes. Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His Web site is COPYRIGHT 2002 CREATORS SYNDICATE INC.




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Where’s the taxi when you need one? Sometimes, it seems, we just cannot tolerate successful, popular products. I loved the Nehru jacket. I owned several, including one made of brown suede leather that I kept in the back of the closet for years, planning to someday go on a successful diet and lose enough midriff to fit into it again. Not. I liked the Eisenhower jacket, too, but it disappeared. I punched “out of style” into my search engine and found 200,000 entries. Many things go out of style. Among them, I miss: 1 Service stations (gas pumped by a teenager who also checked and corrected your tire pressure, washed your windshield and your back window, checked the oil and radiator fluid — all for a quarter — now, with inflation, $1.00). Gone. 2 The country doctor who had time to chat and who made house calls every morning. 3 Music lessons and practice. Among my fondest memories — going to junior high school band concerts, to the Vermont Youth Symphony concerts and quartets with my four kids. 4 The drugstore soda fountain where you could sit in a private booth on a date and have a malted milk or a banana split, or sundae, with real whipped cream. Many other delightful things are gone: rumble seats, big bands that played real music, bellbottom trousers, classes in American history and world history and arithmetic. (A friend asked for a half-dozen drumettes at a fast-food counter. The teenager behind the counter said, “Sorry, we only sell them by six, nine or 12.” But the greatest of all our losses, I must argue, is the Checker automobile. Long used as the standard taxicab in America, it was a common sight everywhere. It was high and square, with big wide doors, easy to enter and to exit. There was no bump in the floor so there was room for big parcels (and even for four sleeping children). Jump seats (that folded up) were available. A history of the Checker is on the Internet. The first one was made in June 1923. The factory settled eventually in Kalamazoo, Mich. It used engines and other parts from the big automobile companies but developed its own body that went unchanged for years. Ordering a Checker for family use involved a call to Kalamazoo with a menu in one’s hand. A six or an eight? Standard stick or automatic? Jump seats? Color? Type brakes?

Eventually you got a call that your car was on the way and where you could pick it up (with a bank-cashier’s check). The last Checker was made in 1982. With it died the greatest basic car. I owned two (in a row, not simultaneously). The price was about the same as a full-sized Chevy. Parts were standard American brands. The cars were good for 200,000 miles (Cab Co. data) but many went much more with good maintenance. My two Checkers lasted 16 and 17 years. They were great farm cars. Even after they could no longer pass inspection (rust problems from salty Vermont roads), they could be used to haul hay, manure, fence posts, etc. I could get a whole Little League team to games and back in the Checker. We had many memorable experiences with the Checker. Once a friend gave us two full-grown pet sheep that we had to pick up in New Hampshire. My younger daughter went with me on a Sunday morning. We put the sheep in the back seat area and drove home. Each sheep had his/her head out a window, even through big cities (like St. Johnsbury and Essex Junction). My daughter, then 7, said, “Daddy, I bet no one in the world has carried sheep 150 miles in a taxi, except us!” Good bet. Someone gave my wife, Margaret, a Shetland pony to be a companion to her horse. She drove it home, 100 miles, on Interstate 89, during foliage season. All the leaf peepers stared in wonder at the taxi with the pony’s head out one window and the tail out the other. Early one July morning in 1985 I drove Margaret to the Burlington airport. She was leaving for Hong Kong, because her father was seriously ill and she was going home to provide nursing care and filial devotion during the final few weeks of his life. I carried her bags into the check-in counter, we said goodbye and I returned to the curbside where I had left my Checker just outside the terminal. Standing beside my vehicle was a woman in a well-tailored suit, with a briefcase, small bag and raincoat. As I went around to the driver’s door she asked me, “Are you free?” “Yes, ma’am,” I answered. “How much will you charge to take me to the Radisson Hotel in Burlington?” she asked (about 9 miles). “Fifty-cents, ma’am,” I replied.

George W. ALBEE

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A few questions remain Dear Editor: My compliments to Bruce St. Denis for his excellent presentation to the Condo Federation Oct. 19. He unequivocally stated his and the commission’s unwavering intention to stand by the “only-the-userswill-pay” resolution of Feb. 4. Only expenditures necessary to sustain continuity will be made while the customer base is determined. St. Denis is hopeful this can done by the end of spring. If the support is not in place, the project will be scrapped, perhaps to reemerge in the future with updated cost estimates and alternative financing options. A few questions remain in my mind. Does a condo board have the authority to obligate owners to a 20-year, “take-or-pay,” “rain-or-shine” contract? Is a vote by owners necessary to allow the necessary long-term assessment? Is the town not obliged, to determine, in prudence, that such authority

is valid, by examination of the individual condo bylaws? A few wet years along the way, will surely get the lawyers reading all the fine-print. V.M. DeLisi Longboat Key

Too many or too few planes? Dear Editor: A couple of years ago when the residents of Longboat Key complained about all the noise the airplanes would cause with the 270-degree turn, I recommended that the commissioners buy crying towels for all the residents instead of paying attorney’s fees. Now these people are complaining that there are not enough planes that go over the Key. These people are so unhappy, whether there is something to complain about or not, that my recommendation for crying towels is warranted. Get real. Joseph F. Mammina Bradenton

George Albee has owned two Checker automobiles. The car could hold four children, two sheep and even a pony. “Fifty-cents! Really?” “Yes ma’am, we are having a special today of 50 cents to anywhere downtown.” She said, “I am ready to go,” opened the door and climbed into the back seat of my Checker. I pulled away, drove leisurely up Williston Road onto Main Street and we chatted about Burlington. She asked me how long I had been driving a taxi and I said that I had been driving this particular car for about 15 years. She asked me about the university and I told her what little I knew about it. When we got to the Radisson Hotel, I pulled up in front, got out and opened her door. I took out her bag and sat it on the top step. She handed me a dollar bill and said, “I want you to have this.” “Ma’am,” I replied politely, “We don’t approve of tipping in Vermont.” And I gave her back 50 cents change. I drove away, and saw that she was still standing on the steps looking at the departing “taxi” in what I assumed to be disbelief. George W. Albee is a retired professor, University of Vermont, who lives on Longboat Key. Recently, he bought a new Ford Taurus station wagon. He has trouble entering and exiting it — too low, too cramped, too little headroom. No room for a pony. ❑

Persuade Lenobel Dear Editor: I am not in the habit of writing a letter to any newspaper, big or small. Nevertheless, I feel obligated to do so now. I am a fulltime resident of Longboat and have been so for 16 years. I am an avid of The Longboat Observer, often agreeing with its view, sometimes not. I have been told by my neighbor that Commissioner Hal Lenobel may not run for reelection to the Town Commission. Frankly, that would be a terrible loss to the Key for he has been an outstanding elected official for our island. For the past few years he has done a marvelous job, with integrity and sincerity, both as mayor and as commissioner. I only wish the other commissioners would have performed as well. We must get him to stand for reelection — I have no doubt whatsoever that he would win reelection over any adversary. We need him and Longboat Key needs his voice of reason. Is there anything The Longboat Observer can do to convince him to stay on? Ruth Myers Longboat Key We can print this letter. — Editor

LeBell is asset Dear Editor: As part-time residents of Longboat Key, we were absolutely delighted to see June LeBell’s recent contributions to The Longboat Observer. June LeBell was a neighbor of ours in Battery Park City in lower Manhattan. Like June and Lili (LeBell’s dog), we shared the tragedies of Sept. 11, but we further

mourned her departure from our neighborhood. Although we never met June in person, we followed her writings in the Battery Park Broadsheet and listened to her on WQXR. We considered her a friend and a kindred spirit. She was a part of our lives and we loved her. How great and wonderful it is to find her in our other neighborhood. Congratulations to the west coast of Florida and The Longboat Observer for attracting a major asset. Kip Bleakley O’Neill New York and Longboat Key

Shelin fought bridge Dear Editor: Regarding the state representative race between Republican incumbent Donna Clarke and Democrat Ken Shelin, one significant fact has been omitted. Shelin was a leader opposing the Ringling Causeway fixed-span bridge. Through his efforts with a small St. Armands homeowners group and others, the needed project was delayed for more than five years. It cost more than $15 million more. Taxpayers wasted more than a million dollars in legal and other costs. The courts rejected all their charges against the bridge and the Florida Department of Transportation. To give a recent practical example about his continued bad judgment, Shelin’s big campaign sign appeared last week on my own property without my approval. This sign is gone. The Florida Election Board has been notified. Gil Waters Sarasota





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LUXURIOUS CASEY KEY GULF TO BAY ESTATE Exquisite design with Gulf and bay views from every room. Vanishing edge pool with fountains & spa, private beach with cabana and dock suitable for 50' boat. $12,000,000. Annette and Albert Ayers, 966-8000 or 966-6440. #219886

WATERFRONT MARINA SUITE TOWNHOUSE 2nd unit in from bay & across from the Ritz-Carlton. Deeded deepwater dock with lift. Two swimming pools & tennis courts. $1,100,000. Suzan Cromwell, 388-4447 or 376-7766. #212253

LONGBOAT KEY'S NEWEST SHOWPLACE just completed in Bay Isles Harbor. Stunning Mediterranean with 6,000+ sq. ft. stainless kitchen with butler's pantry, 4BR suites, vanishing edge pool, & deepwater dock. A Sotheby's listing. $3,500,000. Jenifer Schwell, 388-4447 or 383-3209. #213131 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 DIRECT BAYFRONT Magnificent views from this custom home with volume ceilings, marble & wood floors. Fabulous lighting, stained & etched glass & gourmet kitchen. $2,500,000. Hanrahan - Salmon Group, 383-7591 or 800-231-1280. #225812 PANORAMIC WATER VIEWS, great boating & close to Lido Beach & St. Armands Circle. Mediterranean pool home with over 4,900 sq. ft., 5BRs, expansive terraces & fine finishes. $2,395,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0800. #225595 CONTEMPORARY, SPACIOUS & SECLUDED Two-story St. Armands home features fantastic views, gourmet kitchen, expansive pool area & boat dock. Offered furnished. $2,150,000. Derrick Bhayat, 388-4447 or 504-9785. #216389 ENJOY SWEEPING BAY VIEWS From this sophisticated 'Dover' model at the prestigious Water Club. Includes private elevator, office, full concierge & fitness center. $1,700,000. Bobbie Banan, 388-4447 or 356-2659. #227243 FABULOUS FULL BAY VIEWS of Sarasota from this award-winning & architecturally unique, multi-level bayfront home. Four decks, 40' lap pool, boat dock & lift. $1,195,000. John Zisman, 383-7591 or 504-2393. #217855 PROMENADE Three BR furnished beachfront unit with views of bay & city skyline. $1,100,000. Mary Ann Pipes Jeff Granston and Pat Landsberg, 383-7591 or 383-4327. #227239 UNMATCHED VIEWS of Gulf, bay & city from 10th floor 3BR unit at L'Elegance. Gorgeous & classy decor, wraparound terraces & wonderful tile work. $899,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0800. #212649 SUNSET AND AZURE WATER VIEWS will be yours when living in this glamorous 2BR suite split plan unit with den & 48' see-through terrace. Walk to St. Armands shops. $895,900. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #226340 LONGBOAT'S FINEST VIEWS & AMENITIES Furnished Promenade unit with wraparound terraces, exquisite furnishings & concierge services. Complete with tennis courts, beach & beautiful gardens. $609,500. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0800. #217104 BEHIND THE GATES overlooking the fairway of Longboat Key's Harbourside golf course. This home features an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen & screened porch. $599,000. Maruta Miluns, 383-7591 or 374-9702. #226022 REMODELED CANAL FRONT HOME Spacious with 3BRs, 2-car garage & special boat dock facilities. Near beach in area of new & remodeled homes. $525,000. John Zisman, 383-7591 or 504-2393. #219100 HARBOUR OAKS Two BR plus den corner villa on golf course with skylights, atrium, private heated pool/spa & 2-car garage. $489,000. Saint Cacchiotti & Gail Wittig, 383-7591 or 387-0533. #225748 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 EXCEPTIONAL BUY ON LONGBOAT KEY Two BRs plus den, turnkey furnished, 2 screened lanais, heated pool, tennis & private beach. $329,000. Richard B. Perlman, 383-7591 or 387-8880. #226294 TENNIS MAGAZINE RATED #1 RESORT Owners may stay 30 days per year & have use of tennis courts, fitness center, salon & spa, & water sports rental equipment. $230,000. Susan Fox, 383-3759. #212674


L'AMBIANCE DIRECT BEACH FRONT Three BR with panoramic beach views from wraparound balcony. Elegant built-ins, designer furnishings & 2 parking spaces within the Longboat Key Club. $3,150,000. Saint Cacchiotti & Gail Wittig, 383-7591 or 387-0533. #217200

EXPERIENCE SIESTA KEY PERFECTION Irresistible 4BR nautical Key West design of the highest quality on a protected deepwater basin. Guest quarters, 3-car garage & resort-like pool area. $3,500,000. Marcia Salkin & Paulene Soublis, 388-4447 or 356-0203. #227306 IRRESISTIBLE BAY VIEWS from every room. Three/4 BRs each with balcony, state-of-the-art kitchen, 75' lap pool, spa & dock with lift on deep water. $1,995,000. Kathleen Ucci, 951-6660 or 302-2344. #224611 ENJOY SULTRY SUNSETS from screened porch or lounge by Gulf front pool. Beach house with private guest quarters and 70' of private beach on South Siesta Key. $1,750,000. Karen Chandler and Bill Hackett, 349-3444 or 366-7107. #217706 OUTSTANDING BAYFRONT PROPERTY Walled & gated for privacy with canopy of majestic oaks protecting the front entrance. Panoramic bay views from open wood deck & new boat dock. $1,699,000. Elizabeth Holman, 349-3444 or 356-0709. #226940 MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE CONDO Over 3,000 sq. ft. of ultimate beach living. Luxurious appointments include marble & granite, crown mouldings, pool & elevator. $969,900. Lorraine Neal, 966-8000 or 350-0997. #215372 SIESTA KEY CANAL FRONT Three/4BR home designed for family living & entertaining. New gourmet kitchen with granite counters, heated pool & spa with sophisticated child protection alarm system. $899,900. Anna Kaminski, 388-4447 or 374-3200. #224477



Seagrove SEAGROVE, SIESTA KEY A private gulf-front retreat of charming courtyard homes and beach front condominium residences. Priced fromthe mid $1 millions. Sarena Irwin, Jeff Granston and Patricia Landsberg, 312-0146 or 312-9242. DELIGHTFUL WIDE CANAL VIEWS & no bridges to the bay from this charming pool home located in an exclusive waterfront community on Siesta Key. $795,000. Stacy Liljeberg, 349-3444 or 544-6103. #217294 SOMERSET CAY - TOMMY BAHAMA MODEL NOW OPEN Tropical waterfront lifestyle on south Siesta Key complete with poolside cabanas and expanded terraces. Immediate Occupancy. From the $700,000's. Jeff Granston and Patricia Landsberg, 312-0146 or 312-9242. SPECTACULAR LOCATION ON SIESTA KEY Canal front home with boat dock & davits, just one bridge to the bay. Well-maintained in a tropical setting with updated kitchen & large master suite. $649,000. Mel and Jan Goldsmith, 388-4447 or 383-6673. #227270 BAY ISLAND-SIESTA KEY A rare buildable lot on prestigious Norsota Way is across the street from the bay. $460,000. Christina Ashley, 383-7591 or 780-0291. #226422 CHARMING THREE BR COTTAGE with hardwood floors on wide canal and excellent boating water. Deep lot allows for possible expansion. $459,900. Joan Perdue, 388-4447 or 923-0655. #227284

– MAINLAND – PRIVATE 1.6 ACRES with 187 ft. of waterfront in one of Sarasota's highly desirable areas. Original home and private 2BR guesthouse preside behind ivy covered walls. $2,999,000. Betty Knight and Pam Sweeney, 951-6660 or 350-4618. #227033 HISTORIC SARASOTA TIMES BUILDING Fabulous location across from the Ritz-Carlton. Could be stunning downtown mansion. 11,000 sq. ft. & plans for restoration in progress. $2,000,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #218346 CLUBSIDE, OAKS II Dramatic new home under construction by Whitehall Homes with lake & golf course views. Superbly executed with the finest materials & design. $1,900,000. Terri Derr & Ken Torrington, 383-7591 or 356-6694. #223412 VISTA BAY POINT Celebrate spectacular sunsets and the glittering city skyline from your luxury condominium residence, on Golden Gate Point. Enjoy the privacy of one residence per floor and unrivaled amenities. Priced from $800,000's. Carolyn Cowgill, 302-8000. OYSTER BAY Elegant old world style 2-story home on lake. Large open pool, 1/2 +/- acre with trees & privacy. A Sotheby's listing. $1,650,000. Laura Hansen, 383-7591 or 374-7622. #219945 FABULOUS OAKS Custom 4BR home on the Heron Course is ideal for entertaining. Exquisite quality abounds with extensive marble & granite, summer kitchen, & large pool. $1,500,000. Walt Towner, 966-8000 or 780-8894. #219534 SPECTACULAR VIEWS FROM THE RITZ This 2BR suite unit features a den & offers wonderful water views from all rooms. Handsomely appointed. Two parking spaces. $1,495,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #215206 LAUREL OAK ESTATES Custom 4BR Rutenberg home with over 4,300 sq. ft., gourmet kitchen and spectacular golf course views. $1,099,000. Steve Perez, 966-8000 or 320-7300. #222326 THE TOWER RESIDENCES AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, SARASOTA An exclusive luxury tower of condominium residences amidst the old-world grandeur and legendary service of the Ritz-Carlton. Just minutes from the enriching pleasures of downtown Sarasota. Priced from $1,000,000+. Debbie Bahr & Joan Dickinson, 364-8884 & 951-6650. 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.

GOLDEN GATE Four BR, totally remodeled condo with incredible unobstructed bay views. $975,000. Donald Geikie, 951-6660 or 921-3962. #227044 RARELY AVAILABLE MARINA SUITE Two/3BRs in gated community with deeded boat slip & dock. Convenient to all downtown activities. $695,000. Barbara Brady & Kay Barberio, 951-6660 or 921-7872. #217902 JOHN CANNON ALLORA III with Georgian exterior elevation. Features Corian, step crown moulding & custom cabinetry. Disappearing walls of glass open to pool & spa. $639,000. Phyllis Garfinkel, 951-6660 or 302-6400. #224581 HARBOR ACRES Last buildable lot in Harbor Acres. Prime location, close to hospital and shopping. Beautiful setting. $599,900. Joy A. James, 388-4447 or 587-2788. #222643 UNIVERSITY PARK Recently completed Todd Johnston-built residence with stylish neutral colors & attractive, open plan. $589,000. Judi Summers, 951-6660 or 302-3238. #218734 THE LANDINGS Open, dramatic floor plan 3BR home with high ceilings, enormous yard, and large pool located on cul-de-sac. $580,000. Barbara C. Dumbaugh, 388-4447 or 350-3743. #222432 SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS & balmy palm trees. Be marveled by the best sunsets on the West Coast. Lovely 3BR, 2,300 sq. ft. with 2 balconies. Close to the Ritz & Van Wezel. $579,000. Joan Boltax, 388-4447 or 350-6390. #215790 GATOR CREEK ESTATES Lovely treed 5.5 acres with pond & barn. Great 3BR family home of over 3,400 sq. ft. with new kitchen, office & pool. $579,000. Kim & Michael Ogilvie, 951-6660 or 923-0373. #222335 WEST OF THE TRAIL Charming 3BR, 2-car garage home with pool in private setting, just 2 blocks to the bay. Immediate occupancy. $549,000. Stan Haidl and Peter Salefsky, 383-7591 or 724-3000. #227234 INIVITING HOME IN DESIRABLE LANDINGS Lush tropical landscaping, delightful new caged pool, summer kitchen & lanai area for relaxation & enjoyment of private setting. $535,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #227183 LARGE 2BR CORNER UNIT on 4th floor with views of bay, Lido & Longboat Keys. Clubhouse, sauna, tennis courts & community boat docks. $495,000. Thomas Heimann and Karin Stephan, 383-7591 or 504-4435. #218649 ROYAL ST. ANDREW Three BR corner condominium located in a wellmaintained downtown bayfront building with sunset views overlooking the bay. $395,000. Michael Moulton, 383-7591 or 928-3559. #222270 LIGHT AND BRIGHT Charming, immaculate 3BR plus office home with the ultimate in privacy. Lush landscaping, heated pool/spa & 2-car garage. One block from Sarasota Bay. $359,000. Ann Martin, 388-4447 or 953-7717. #227082 MAINTENANCE-FREE LIVING IN PALMER RANCH Offers great entertaining options, warm oak floors & fabulous kitchen with Corian. Take in fantastic long views of the lake from pool/spa. $339,000. Linda Driggs, 951-6660 or 922-1459. #227102 POINSETTIA PARK West of the Trail in sought after Rose Street locale. Ideal for investors & builders. Unique 'Hurricane Home' on large lot. $330,000. Mary Beth Hudson, 302-2489. #227016 MUSEUM AREA POOL HOME on large tropically landscaped corner lot with Terrazzo floors, fireplace, stainless steel kitchen & new roof. $325,000. Susan Mitchell, 951-6660 or 780-5085. #225259 HIDDEN OAKS CONTEMPORARY Excellent opportunity to get into an exclusive community at an affordable price. Great, open, bright home features high ceilings & style. $300,000. Marcia Salkin & Paulene Soublis, 388-4447 or 356-0203. #227276 POPULAR CLARIDGE MODEL with large, heated pool. Elegant foyer entry opens to spacious floor plan. Numerous upgrades including built-in shelves. $299,900. Hanrahan - Salmon Group, 383-7591 or 800-231-1280. #217518 BEAUTIFUL LAKE AND GOLF VIEWS Two BR plus den, tray ceilings, intercom/stero system, plantation shutters, enclosed lanai & tile in entry & kitchen. $257,900. Mary Ann Dabney, 388-4447 or 350-9806. #224524 THE RENAISSANCE OF SARASOTA. City living, Sarasota style, with all the amenities. Walk to the Van Wezel and downtown. Enjoy bay and city views. Decorated models open daily. Priced from $190,000 to $480,000's. Karen Wall, Martina Coppenrath & Eric Massey, 951-6660 & 955-2955.

– BRADENTON – 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 & Karin Stephan, 383-7591 or 447-7338. #226856 LAUREL OAK PARK Just 1 year old, 4BR pool home in great condition. Turnkey furnished, 2-car garage & lush landscaping. Great neighborhood, close to good schools. $349,000. Thomas Heimann and Karin Stephan, 3837591 or 504-4435. #222710

GRACIOUS NEW MEDITERRANEAN Fabulous 3BR pool home plus office & 3-car garage on desirable Bird Key. Over 3,100 sq. ft. & situated on a stunning corner lot. $1,050,000. Kim & Michael Ogilvie, 951-6660 or 923-0373. #222164

GLASS & WATER Completely mesmerizing views of azure Big Pass, located on private road. Wide, open living plan with separate office or apartment. $998,000. Alix Wexler and Paul Romley, 349-3444 or 346-8123. #212319

MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE MASTERPIECE Endless bay views from this magnificent, gated residence. Superior construction in 2 yr. old home. A Sotheby's listing. $3,400,000. Barbara Brady and Kay Barberio, 951-6660 or 921-7872. #218953

– EAST COUNTY – CASUAL COUNTRY ELEGANCE with 125 acres of oak hammocks, pastures, planted pines & stocked ponds. Beautiful newer home with separate garage, workshop & guest quarters. $1,390,000. Larry and Cheri McLaren, 951-6660 or 360-8400. #210644 DESIRABLE SARASOTA RANCH CLUB Beautiful, cleared 10 acres with oak & maple trees added to south & west property lines. High & dry gated community, horses & miles of bridal trails. $235,000. Marianne LeBar, 951-6660 or 650-0337. #220895

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LONGBOAT KEY - income producing efficiency. Enjoy your vacation in four-star luxury & collect income while you are away. Outstanding mgmt. & income. $209,000. Ann Martin, 388-4447 or 953-7717. #151385

CITY LIVING AT ITS BEST Stylish, detached townhouse in the heart of downtown. Impeccably decorated with 3 inviting patios. Convenient to fine restaurants, shops & galleries. $549,000. Judy & Bill Nimz, 951-6660 or 374-0196. #225649




If you were the judge

Should interstate prisoner transportation be stopped? Transferring convicts in one state to another for incarceration is not a familiar practice to most people. It is particularly true where one state has tough sentencing policies with insufficient housing facilities. Surprisingly, one-third of the states export prisoners. Convictions have ballooned 75% to more than 1.2 million from 1990 to 2000. Importing of inmates is a big business. Now the exporting states recognized that the cost is too much of a financial burden for the practice to continue. Helpful is the fact is the current reduction in the crime rate. Moreover, there has been a softening in the statutory guidelines in sentencing. From the prisoners’ viewpoint, there is a harmful effect by distant transportation. Too often the inmate who is shipped is unable to see his family members, thus making him less likely to function properly in society and become law-abiding citizen. “Family involvement adds to our rehabilitating efforts. Shipping them out of state cuts

a major component of that,” says John Litscher, a Wisconsin correction official. Pennsylvania prison officials have concluded that sending inmates far from their customary habitat makes it more difficult for inmates to readjust to a proper life out of prison. Wisconsin, the former leader in inmate export to other states, has changed its position drastically. From toughened criminal statutes and equally hardened parole boards, it has amended its laws to reduce the number of incarcerated individuals by relaxing its regulations. In addition, the Badger State has contracted with Corrections Corp. of America, the nation’s biggest private prison operator, to transport inmates to Tennessee at the rate of $42 a day per prisoner. The annual cost has averaged $22 million. Still, Wisconsin voters are determined to effect more savings in this area. The once tough-on-crime policy is no more. The electorate has expressed qualms about sending so



many to prison and particularly to other states because of the financial drain. “All of that was driven by politics and polling,” says Chuck Chvala, Wisconsin Senate majority leader. He further comments that “crime has faded as an issue of major proportions and so has the voters’ appetite for punishment.” In another and somewhat related aspect, a Wisconsin judge in the circuit court declared that prison inmates could not be forced to transport to out-of-state facilities. There is a trend “to bring Wisconsin prisoners home,” says Sen. Gwendolyn Moore. Litscher states that rehabilitation should be the central purpose of correction. Wisconsin criminals need “treatment and rehabilitation within the state based upon our philosophy, our culture, our people and programs,” argues Albert Blumenstein, criminal justice scholar. “The great majority of people in prison are going to get out ... and it’s important that they get back into some kind of supportive network.” The subject is summed up by Antonio R. Riley, state assembly member, “I thought it was just crazy for Wisconsin to be shipping people out of state when they could be a little closer to their loved ones.” (Source: The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 20, 2001.) James Durante, a Longboat Key resident, is a retired member of the New York Bar. ❑

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

Oct. 15 12:21 p.m. — 5100 block Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Harassing phone calls. Subject said employee she fired called her repeatedly and hung up. Police called to tell employee to stop calling subject. 1:46 p.m. — 700 block Dream Island Road. Public service. Subject locked in bathroom was freed.

Oct. 16 12:52 a.m. — 5400 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject warned for speeding and turning without signaling. 10 a.m. — 4500 block GMD. Property lost. Subject lost sunglasses. 12:35 p.m. — 500 block Halyard Lane. Burglary. Subject said someone broke into his home in the morning by prying open a window with an unknown tool. A wedding band, pearls and other jewelry are missing from the master bedroom. Police gathered evidence and are investigating. 12:38 p.m. — 5400 block GMD. Public service. Fox broke through pool screens and urinated on $800 worth of furniture.

Oct. 17 8:54 p.m. — 100 block GMD. Assault. Two fishermen got their lines crossed. The first fisherman used his teeth to cut the second fisherman’s line. The second fisherman threatened to use his knife to cut the first fisherman. Police arrived and arrested the fisherman with the knife for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Oct.18 7:58 a.m. — 4100 block GMD. Rescue.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 31, 2002 17A Police performed CPR on unconscious person until paramedics arrived. Police did not note what caused subject to lose consciousness. 4:49 p.m. — 5600 block GMD. Traffic violation. Driver cited for speeding with suspended driver’s license. Passenger cited for throwing beer can out car window. 9:48 p.m. — 7000 block GMD. Disturbance. Subjects warned for violating town noise rules with loud airboats. 11:18 p.m. — 700 block Jungle Queen Way. Suspicious circumstance. Subject home alone thought she heard someone trying to get inside. Police found nothing, but increased patrol of the area.

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Oct. 20 No reports

Oct. 21 10:22 a.m. — 700 block St. Judes Drive. Animal nuisance. Subject warned for second time about a barking dog. 10:52 a.m. — 200 block Sands Point Road. Traffic accident. Subject backed into concrete post, causing $2,000 worth of damage. 12:21 p.m. — 1000 block Longboat Club Road. Vandalism. Subject said condo resident repeatedly removes rope from area which is roped off for safety reasons during paint job. Civil matter.

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

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Barking dogs Dead turtles Loose dogs Dog attack Bees’ nest Urinating foxes

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Burglaries Drug arrests Larceny Trespassing Vandalism Warrant arrests

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

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Oct. 19 8:32 a.m. — 3300 block GMD. Larceny. Subject said someone stole four pumpkins from his wheelbarrow. 10:10 a.m. — 1900 block Harbourside Drive. Burglary. Subjects said sometime in the past month a burglar took all their food and beer. 2:31 p.m. — 3600 block Fair Oaks Place. Dog bite. Subject said brown dog bit her hand while on the loose. Police later located the dog and ascertained that it had received proper shots. 11:30 p.m. — 6300 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject driving with suspended license said his lawyer said it was OK to drive. Subject will need legal services again, because he was arrested.

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Only on Longboat Jacuzzi near-drowning 1 Lost and found people 2

Oct. 22 11:10 p.m. — 2500 block GMD. Traffic violation. Police saw motorcycle and car racing side by side. Motorcyclist said woman in car was trying to run him off the road. Woman said motorcyclist was riding with one hand and using the other hand to give her a rude gesture. Both were cited: the motorcyclist for speeding; the woman for not carrying her license.

Oct. 23 9:51 a.m. — 6800 block Longboat Drive South. Domestic violence. Police learned a mechanic with skull tattoo entered his exgirlfriend’s house without permission, grabbed a phone from her hand and pushed her into a window. Mechanic then went to get his watch from the bedroom and ran when police arrived. Police caught up with man and arrested him for domestic battery. He had been arrested for beating her previously. Before this most recent arrest, he left eight

Beach nudity 0 Code violations 117 Personality conflict 41 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 Locked in bathroom 1 *Statistics represent the reports published in Cops’ Corner yearto-date. They are not the official number of calls handled by the police.

consecutive messages on her answering machine, telling her to pick up the phone. 10:22 a.m. — 3700 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject cited for operating with suspended license. 11:12 a.m. — 3300 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject said new medication led to her erratic driving. Police made sure she parked until family member arrived to drive. 11:17 a.m. — 5400 block GMD. Public service. Subject called police with tip on who stole stucco mixer. Police had no report of stolen mixer. 2:13 p.m. — 500 block Halyard Lane. Suspicious person. Subject said someone walked through his yard. Police searched for the person, because there has been a burglary in the area, but no one was found. 3:19 p.m. — 2000 block GMD. Traffic violation. Massachusetts driver sped up to 60 mph to pass a car he was tailgating. He almost collided head on with a police cruiser while making the pass. Cited. ❑


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Health Happenings On the Key Flu Shots — will be administered from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Longboat Key Publix. Flu shots are $20 and pneumonia and tetanus shots are $25. Details, 383-2471. 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. •••••••

Doctors Say “Low Fat” So What Can We Eat? — program will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Florida House Learning Center. Cost is donation of $5. Register, 316-1200. Memory Screenings — will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at J.C. Penny’s, DeSoto Square Mall, Bradenton. Janice, 795-1900. “The Wellness Seminar for Women” — will be presented by the Sara-Keys Chapter of IAAP from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Troyer’s Dutch Heritage Restaurant, Sarasota. Cost is $30, benefiting the Association’s Financial Aid Fund. Bernadette Azai, 752-2370, 742-2584.

“There Is A Light At The End Of The Tunnel” — a free seminar sponsored by the Sarasota Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Waldemere Auditorium, first floor, main building of Sarasota Memorial Hospital. RSVP by Oct. 28, 917-1779. 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 onetime fee of $55. Details, 800-848-2822. 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 partici-

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Pets can get giardia from well and reclaimed water Giardia is a parasite that infects many mammals. It is grouped into a single species, Giardia intestinalis. Giardia is a common cause of diarrhea that is often overlooked in a diagnosis. It is common down here because of the climate. It grows best in warm, moist surrounding and standing water. The reason for its importance is that humans commonly get giardia. Dogs and cats can be carriers without showing signs of infection. The most common route of infection is stool to mouth. Contaminated water is another common route. HOUK If left in a contaminated environment, a dog or cat can continually reinfect themselves. Surveys throughout the world have found infection rates of 1 to 39% in dogs and cats. Many animals did not show signs in these studies and younger animals have a higher rate of infection. Because there are so many carriers showing no signs, giardia may be a zoonotic (disease of animals communicable to humans) threat. For this reason, children and immunocomprised adults should not handle the feces of infected animals. The feces should be disposed of promptly and hands thoroughly washed. Animal strains may be more ineffective to humans than vice-versa. Typical signs of giardia are diarrhea, mucus in the feces and sometimes there is straining. Without treatment this condition may con-

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ommunity C CALENDAR 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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13th annual Stone Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival — is hosted by The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort through Sunday, Nov. 3, at The Colony. Tasting on the Beach, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1; $150. Chefs Gala Celebration, 7 p.m. cocktails, 8 p.m. dinner Saturday, Nov. 2; $195. A package deal for two at $1,750, includes three nights accommodations and entrance to all of the festival’s events, including culinary demonstrations and wine tastings which are not open to general public. Therese Rice, 383-6464, Ext. 2901. Longboat Key Turtle Watch — will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Shore, 5757 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Records for 2002 season will be reviewed. Freda Perrotta, 3836261; Gillian Busard, 383-1588. Second Mercedes Benz Auto Show — will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, on St. Armands Circle Park. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m. Details, 388-1554, 228-9682. Longboat Island Chapel Men’s Club — meets at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Chapel. All men welcome. Advance reservations required. Chapel, 383-6491. 21st Annual St. Jude Luncheon and Bike-athon — meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at SunTrust Bank. Tracy Voth, 951-3241. 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. New Reef Exhibit — is on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for members. Terri Behling, 388-4441. Wild Bird Rescue Training Class — will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary, City Island. Free. RSVP, 388-4444. The Selby Public Library Bookmobile — will be at the Longboat Library, located at 555 Bay Isles Road, from 1:15 to 2 p.m. every Monday.

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Lunch with Gov. Jeb Bush — will be hosted by Sarasota County Republican Party Sunday, Nov. 3, at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Doors open at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Admission is $10. RSVP, 9181884. American Flag Disposal Ceremony — will be held by VFW and American Legion at noon Saturday, Nov. 2, at Post No. 266, 5201 Richardson Road. Details, 371-1326. Annual Bazaar & Rummage Sale — will be held by Kirkwood Presbyterian Church from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at 6101 Cortez Road. Margie Dome, 795-3954. Shabbat Services — are held at a newlyformed Conservative synagogue at 7:30 p.m.

Fridays in O’Bryon Hall, St. Wilfred’s Episcopal Church. Esther Kuznetz, 365-3173; Cheryl/Jerry Ceppos, 377-3913. Rabbi Barbara Aiello’s Birthday — will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Temple Beth El, 2209 75th St. W., Bradenton. Cost is $18 for adults and free for children younger than 16. RSVP, 792-0870.

“Surviving Spiritually in Our Challenging Times” — open and free discussion will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the South Manatee Library, 6081 26th St., Bradenton. Details, 778-7139. Spiritual Conference — will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 8270 N. Tamiami Trail. The Rev. James McLucas will speak on “Traditional Catholics and the Spiritual Life.” Cost is $10 per person and $15 a couple. Register by Nov. 5. Kay, 755-1154; Rita, 9667735. Duplicate Bridge — is held from noon to 3:30 p.m. second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month at Anna Maria Island Community Center. Cost is $2. RSVP, 778-3390. Pet Adoptions — through Sarasota in Defense of Animals are held Sunday, Nov. 3, at the PetSmart Luv-A-Pet Center, at the Landings in Sarasota. Details, 925-8388. Hands-On Sand Garden — is featured through Dec. 14 at Florida House Learning Center. The sand will be maintained on a daily basis and people are encouraged to come and create their own inspirational arrangements. Hours: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Details, 316-1200. Recycling Display — is featured through Jan. 10 at Florida House Learning Center. Learn how to reduce waste, reuse products and recycle everything you can. Hours: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Details, 316-1200. Photography Exhibition — presented by


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Scrabble Tournaments — are held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Beneva Park Club, Assisted Living Facility. Toby, 316-0151. Spaying and Neutering — (no-cost and lowcost) will be conducted Friday, Nov. 1, at Bucko’s, 1923 Myrtle St., Sarasota; Thursday, Nov. 7, at Animal Services, 5407 Pinkney Ave., Sarasota. Details, 957-1955, Ext. 5. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE




sporting & outdoors Peli-Boat Tours — Magical Mystery Tour: explore Sarasota Bay’s dark side — things that go eeeep, ooze slime and go bump in the night — on a sunset Halloween boat tour from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1; $12.50 to $25. 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. RSVP, 388-4444. 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. Wake Up With The Wildlife — Crowley Museum & Nature Center will open at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Enjoy a morning walk with the flora and fauna of natural Florida. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 5 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. Details, 322-1000. Upper Tampa Bay Park and John Chestnut County Park Trip — will be hosted by Manatee County Audubon Society

Saturday, Nov. 2. Meet at 6:50 a.m. at the Bradenton Post Office, 824 Manatee Ave. Connie Zack, 802-244-8090. Sierra Club, Manatee-Sarasota Group, Outings — Carlton Reserve Hike, 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2; $5. RSVP with Sally by Oct. 31, 484-4113. Terra Ceia Bay Kayak Outing, Saturday, Nov. 9; $5. RSVP with Ed by Nov. 3, 747-2801. Sail in the Sarasota Yacht Club Regatta — watch sailing race from the deck of The Daniel Webster Clements, historic schooner, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. It leaves from Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Cost is $30, with an additional $25 for a banquet. RSVP, 586-3223.

USTA National Super-Senior Father & Son Clay Court Championship — will be held Nov. 7 to 10 at The Meadows Racquet Club. Nov. 7: first round, 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 8: second round, 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 9: quarters and semis, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10: finals, 9 a.m. to noon. Free admission. Details, 9241641. American Littoral Society Outings — Ecosystem Restoration Workday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, Casperson Beach and/or Palmer Point. Myakka River State Park Kayak Trip, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3; $20 and $25. Kayak

Watch the Sarasota Yacht Club Regatta from the deck of The Daniel Webster Clements at 8:30 a.m. or join the Sailing Drumming Circle at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. RSVP, 586-3223. Trip from Casey Key to Curry Creek Reserve, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. John, 966-7308.



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Congregation for Humanistic Judaism — will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Zell Room, Jewish Federation. Kevin Costello, art critic for Sarasota Herald Tribune, will speak on “Jewish Artists in 20th Century.” Cost is $5. Stan/Betty, 3831149. Columbia University Alumni Club, Sarasota Chapter — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Michael’s On East. Professor Jean Francois Seznec of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, Middle East Institute, will speak on “Financing of Terrorism in the Gulf Countries: Myths and Realities.” Greater Sarasota Area Council of Women’s American ORT — will celebrate 30th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Michael’s On East. RSVP, 927-6678.

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Republican Club of Sarasota — annual Chinese auction and luncheon will be held Friday, Nov. 8, at Laurel Oak Country Club. Cost is $16. RSVP by Nov. 5, 378-8782, 371-8266. Island Middle School — meet for the annual Island Middle School Inc. membership at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the school, 206 85th St., Holmes Beach. It will be followed by the regular IMS Board of Directors meeting. Details, 778-5200. NYU Alumni Club, West Coast of Florida Chapter — will meet at noon Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Louis Pappas Restaurant, Tarpon Springs, 10 W. Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Cost is $20. RSVP with Steve Straske, 1-727-937-5101. Sarasota Christian Women’s Club II — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Michael’s On East. Details, 927-8186. Manatee River Christian Women’s Club — will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at El Conquistador Country Club. Details, 798-9551. Sun Coast Yacht Club — will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Bayshore Gardens Clubhouse, south end of 26th Street West, Bradenton. Richard Burns, 924-3862. Florida West Coast Bead Society — will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Waldemere Fire Station, 2070 Waldemere St., Sarasota. Tonya, Manasota Genealogical Society — meets from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. Details, 756-8262.

Chi Omega Alumnae Association, Sarasota-Manatee — “Unleashing Your Creativity” program will be presented by Dr. Ruth Noller at noon Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Bradenton Country Club. RSVP by Nov. 4 at 761-2522. 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. Sarasota Sportfishing Anglers Club — will meet Wednesday, Nov. 6. Capt. Jerry Dotson, 371-2399.

classes & seminars Sarasota Garden Club Classes — will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota. “Horticulture,” Monday, Nov. 4. “Design,” Tuesday, Nov. 5. Each class is $50. Dorothy, 378-7822. Nature Journaling Class — will be hosted by Carlton Reserve Mondays, Nov. 4, 11 and 18 (rain date: Nov. 25) at Carlton Reserve, Public Park Facility. Cost is $20. Register, 486-2547. Boating Skills Program — will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 5 through 26, at U.S. Coast

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Spirit opposes terrorism Terrorism. The very word spelled or sounded is itself a most unpleasant reality in our lives today. We cannot overlook or wish it away — no, it must be faced. The list of recent appalling attempts (our foreign embassies, U.S.S. Cole, Sept. 11, Kuta, Bali, the D.C. area snipers) have forced the realization that no country, no people are immune from these attacks. The human race is being attacked in ways never imagined. So what is a fitting response? Wrongdoings, as in the case of these haters of humanity, must be punished. We have many ways: military, financial, economic and social. All of these approaches are in place, but we do not face an overnight threat, but one that will linger long after we are gone. In the place of these repeated attacks we can offer a countermeasure of great common sense and a giving spirit. Prayer is very helpful. But as “action” people, we all want to “do” something. For generation after generation, we have been asked by leaders at all levels to give of our time and talent, and our financial contributions. By nature we are a most giving people and so much more will be expected of us in the coming years to live in a buoyant mood and with a measured response. Generosity of spirit comes from within us

and it must be able to steel us as we face our daily lives. One of the most remarkable qualities of generosity is that it feeds on itself. “The quality of mercy is not strained — it is twice blessed. And blessed is him who gives and him who takes.” A giving spirit — generosity — can counter and show to others that we are not beaten, we are not cowed and in the long run, we shall overcome. As a people of a nation which has suffered greatly, we can have this noble idea, this notion and this belief. But how can we sustain it? There is the rub. By constant repeated acts of giving without considering the cost, we can make our lives enriched, even ennobled. We are not animals, but humans. Just look at the love and cost of pet care. We do not question the feasibility or the cost. We give gladly because we desire to do so. In the realm of human suffering we can do even more. “Have a nice day,” is an overworked saying, but do we put heart, meaning and love into it? Instead of being self-centered, reach out to others to show our care and concern for one another. This is the exact opposite of terror.

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Town dedicates park’s new phase BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

A formal dedication ceremony Oct. 24 marked the official opening of Phase 4 of the Joan M. Durante Park on Longboat Key. James Durante, park benefactor, spoke briefly. He recalled his late wife, Joan, for whom the park is named, referring to Longboat Key as Camelot. The park, he said, is “Camelot on our own Camelot Island.” He thanked all who have participated to “to make this hallowed ground Camelot.” The 14-acre wetland restoration area in the southern portion of the park involved the removal of exotic Brazilian peppers and Australian pines. In addition, the project created about two acres of tidal lagoons and upland habitat

revegetation. There was also about one acre of seagrass-bed recreation and restoration. In Phase 4, a 1,235-foot bridge and boardwalk system has been placed through the mature mangrove area and upland habitat, with a half-mile shell path trail. An additional overlook has been added and a gazebo has been constructed on the east end of the new lagoon. More than 12,000 native plants have been added to the park. Funds to date for the final phase of the park total $617,000 and have been made available through a publicprivate partnership with grants and private donations. Attending were representatives of the state and federal agencies who have been involved with the project, as well as town employees and officials. ❑

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Inside Section B Arts & Entertainment A&E Calendar Dining out

7B 6B 18B

OCTOBER 31, 2002


BlackTie BY EMILY WALSH Black Tie Editor

I wanna be like Katherine ... We thought Black Tie went to a lot of events, but we’ve found our match — Katherine Harris. Coming from a campaign fund-raiser at Harbor Square on Longboat Key, Harris arrived at Mote Marine’s Oceanic Evening and told BT that she still had yet to attend the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Black & White Ball and a private birthday bash. How Harris manages to attend more events than BT, campaign for Congress and write a book, “Center of the Storm,” which peaked at #96 during its initial release week, never ceases to amaze us. Ready, set ... STOP! ... Just as the women (Margaret Wise, Diane Roskamp, Jewel Ash, Dr. Lois Kiehl, Mollie Nelson, Helene Myers, Helene Noble and Diane Smoler) from Designing Women Boutique were patting themselves on the back for having just about everything completed before their grand opening on Friday, Nov. 1, Jean Weidner brought in almost 200 beautiful new items for the boutique! So now the women are scrambling to inventory all the new items and rearrange the display.

Sandy and Dick Weber with Michael Tendall

Ray and Betty Sandhagen with Bob Windom

Mote has

mojo BY EMILY WALSH Black Tie Editor

Mote Marine had mojo flowing on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Oceanic Evening “Blue Bayou” — not the Austin Powers kind of mojo, but the mystical magic used by Voodoo Queen Marie Leveau of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Guests were spellbound by the transformed aquarium courtyard, which was draped with Spanish moss and scattered with spooky skulls. Fortunetellers predicted how the evening would go with their tarot cards. And the result? Fantastic! Revelers created their own black magic in black ball gowns and tuxedos, while Marie Leveau posed for pictures and passed out juju bags. The blues of Smokin’ Bones had guests jiggling their joints and rejoicing the presentation of the Marie Leveau Award to Mrs. Jack Graham. Co-chairing the event were Voodoo Queens Sandy Buchanan and Mollie Nelson.

Speaking of being ready ... Ladies are wondering how to get all dolled up in time for the Grand Ball, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, when the Designing Women Grand Opening starts at 4:30 p.m. the same day. BT heard that some ladies are going to wear their ball gowns to the opening and then head off to the Grand Ball. Now that’s called time management. Bad baton news ... Unfortunately Artistic Director/Conductor of the Florida West Coast Symphony Leif Bjaland will not be conducting at the Grand Ball, because he will be out of town. However, Jay Hunsberger will be taking hold of the baton. Hunsberger is the principal tuba player with the symphony and will also be featured in an original tuba commission the symphony will perform later this season. Fortunately, Artistic Director/CEO of the Sarasota Ballet of Florida Robert de Warren will be present at the Grand Ball. No offense, Jeremy ... Longboaters hear a lot about Jeremy Whatmough, but what about his wife, Myrna? While admiring the jewelry Myrna was wearing at Oceanic Evening, BT automatically assumed she had on Me & Ro jewelry (found at Exit Art). But much to our surprise Myrna replied, “No, I actually made these.” Turns out Myrna is a well-known jewelry designer. She happens to be on the board of directors of the Florida Society of Goldsmiths and is president of the West Coast Chapter of the FSG. Sometimes you might catch one of her pieces up for auction at different events, like the beautiful pin/charm of a ballet dancer that was up for auction at the Sarasota Ballet Association’s “An Evening with King Neptune.”

Photos by Emily Walsh

More photos on Page 3B

Above: Lois and Ken Kiehl are all smiles; left: Marilyn Bezner dresses appropriately for an Oceanic Evening at the “Blue Bayou.”

Jeff and Chris McKee

Co-chairs Sandy Buchanan and Mollie Nelson with Mote Executive Director Kumar Mahadevan

Myra Monfort and Michael Saunders

Buff Gordon with her daughter, Beth Waskom, and Lowe Morrison




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McCallum and Jean Hartley Blackburn. We even have a talented artist Dasha Reich in charge of centerpieces. We are pushing to make Sculpture at Sunset an art-rich experience on every dimension.” The auction of original art by participating sculptors is a unique feature of Sculpture at Sunset. Items committed include maquettes of their exhibition pieces by Duncan Chamberlain, Evan Lewis, Dennis Kowal and Rob Lorenson; bronze sculptures by Andrew Arvanetes and Scott Wallace; the Maquette of “Phoenix” by Jorge Blanco and drawings by Bob Emser and Susan Griswold. Plans for the evening also feature supper-by-the-bite catered by Michael’s On East, and cool jazz by the Kenny Soderblom quintet. Patron tickets for Sculpture at Sunset are $250 per person. Patrons are invited to a special patron party to be held Thursday, Nov. 7. The Patron Party promises guests a private preview of Sarasota’s painted cows and a chance to visit with the artists who painted them. It will take place on the spectacular new waterfall pool terrace at the Hyatt Sarasota from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the Sculpture at Sunset event on Nov. 17 are $125 per person. For reservations, call 331-2008.


You won’t be able to find a better accessory to go with this sunset cocktail ensemble than the sunset itself. Eric Ceace of Dream Weaver put together this look for Sculpture at Sunset (see Black Tie Affair this page). Ceace chose the ensemble for the beautiful sunset coloring, lightweight, comfortable silk-linen fabric and fun, yet sophisticated attitude.

Sculpture at Sunset

When: 5:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 Where: The waterfront park along the downtown Sarasota Bayfront (U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail/Mound Avenue from Gulfstream south to Ringling)

The event

Emily Walsh

Sculpture at Sunset committee member Molly Schechter of Longboat Key shines like the sun wearing Zonda Nellis silk-linen framboise butterfly jacket, chiffon camisole and framboise silklinen pant, with an Amy Kahn Russell citrine, copal amber, Baltic amber and sterling silver necklace and Susan Green antique beaded earrings. All available at Dream Weaver, St. Armands Circle, 388-1974. Hair by Jim Brooks of Salon Excel.

In terms of sheer physical size, Sculpture at Sunset is unquestionably the season’s biggest event: The Bayfront Exhibition it celebrates covers the waterfront from Gulfstream south almost to Palm Avenue. Guests at the opening party will have the opportunity to stroll the exhibit from end-to-end, cocktail in hand, experience the 22 larger than life sculptures and meet many of the artists. They will be there when all new lighting, just installed by the city of Sarasota, goes on for the first time. And they will enjoy supper and a unique auction in a huge tent. Co-Chairs of the event are three of the area’s most effective and creative supporters: Dottie Baer Garner of Longboat Key and B.J. Creighton of Sarasota for Nov. 17, and Nikki Nilon of Lido Shores for a Nov. 7 patron party. According to Baer Garner, her committee is working hard to produce an event that will “surprise and delight guests from the big stars of the evening, the fabulous sculptures, right down to the smallest details. We have an auction with a real difference — one-of-a-kind artworks created by our exhibiting sculptors. We have the first public appearance of the Sarasota Cows, the creations of prominent local artists Gail Fulton Ross, Steven

Catch the Excitement this Season

Charlie Daniels Band+ Nov. 3, 7 P.M.

The Capitol Steps*+

Tamango’s Urban Tap*+

Peter, Paul and Mary

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Nov. 7, 8 P.M. Hip-Hop Drum Circle Street Party! Nov. 3

Nov. 8, 8 P.M.

Nov. 11, 8 P.M.

Burt Reynolds+

Nov. 21, 8 P.M.

Nov. 22, 8 P.M.

Riverdance: The Show+

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Georgian State Dance Company*+

Nov. 20, 8 P.M.

Stanislavsky Opera “La Boheme”*+ Nov. 23, 8 P.M.

Working with co-chairs B.J. Creighton, Dottie Baer Garner and Nikki Nilon is a committee including Longboaters Mickey Fine, Molly Schechter and Mary George Smith, and Lisa Arcabella, Elena Blanco, Su Byron, Susan Fudge, Michele Fuller, Kate Harrison, Charles Kuykendall, Mary Gayle Martin, Helene Noble, Janeene Pernigotti, Dasha Reich,

The Organization Sarasota Season of Sculpture was founded in 1999 by Jill Kaplan and Bruce White, with a mission to bring large-scale public works of art created by world-class sculptors to Sarasota to enhance the city’s appeal to visitors, residents and businesses as a cultural mecca and premier Florida community. This year’s Bayfront Exhibition, opening Nov. 17 and running through May 31, is the second of its kind. Of the show’s mix of celebrated local, national and international artists, more than half will be exhibiting here for the first time. For more information on Sarasota Season of Sculpture, call 331-2008 or log onto ❑

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Oceanic Evening from Page 1B 2 Sibille Pritchard and Margaret Wise 3 Joan Galvin and Donna Estevez


4 Belle and Dan Fangmeyer with Susan and Tim Clarke 5 Jeremy and Myrna Whatmough




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The Grand Ball — “An Evening of Classical Elegance” Benefiting: Florida West Coast Symphony and the Sarasota Ballet of Florida When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chairs: Elle McComb and Dr. Susan H. Weinkle Contact: Kristina Kelly, 953-4252 Price: $250 and up A Novel Affair — the Author Preview Party Hosted by: New College Library Association and Friends of Selby Public Library Benefiting: Cook Library at New College and Selby Public Library When: 6 p.m. Where: Selby Public Library Chairs: Steve and Clarke Dvoskin Contact: Clarke Dvoskin, 377-8423 Price: $65 and up Designing Women Grand Opening Hosted by: Designing Women Board of Trustees Benefiting: Local arts and human service organizations with an initial commitment to the Asolo Theatre Company’s Endowment Fund When: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Designing Women, 1526 Fruitville Road, Sarasota Chairs: Margaret Wise and Jewel Ash Contact: Tom Nunan, 3795544, or Susan Dunbar, 3665293

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13th annual Stone Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival “Tasting on the Beach” Hosted by: Colony Beach & Tennis Resort When: 7 p.m. Where: Colony Beach & Tennis Resort Contact: Therese Rice, 383-6464, Ext. 2901 Price: $150



The Art of the Circus ... Gala Hosted by: Circus Sarasota Benefiting: Circus Sarasota Programs When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Under the Big Top, Tuttle Ave. Chairs: John and Tana Sandefur; Honorary Chair: Sami Johns Contact: Janet Hunter, 371-6798 Price: $150 2002 Snooty Gala “Hidden Treasures” Benefiting: South Florida Museum When: 7 p.m. Where: South Florida Museum Contact: Carolyn Haworth, 746-4131, Ext. 14 Price: $150 13th annual Stone Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival “Chef’s Gala Collaborative Dinner” Hosted by: Colony Beach & Tennis Resort When: 7 p.m. Where: The Colony Dining Room

Curtain Raiser Benefiting: Sarasota Opera When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chairs: David Pomier Contact: Kristine Masta, 366-8450, Ext. 246 Price: $150 “Jazz at the Ranch” Hosted by: SMR Communities Benefiting: Jazz Club of Sarasota When: 3 p.m. Where: Sarasota Polo Club Chairs: Jerry Roucher and Maryellen Paterson Contact: Maryellen Paterson, 9076000 Price: $10 NARSAD Kick-off Event Hosted by: Saks Fifth Avenue and NARSAD When: 6 p.m. Where: Saks Fifth Avenue Contact: Saks Fifth Avenue, 364-5386

6 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon Hosted by: Association of Fundraising Professionals When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chairs: Lisa Intagliata and Krista Katz Contact: Gayle Williams, 366-1700 Price: $35 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Dinner Honoring Virginia Toulmin Benefiting: The Foundation for United Way of Sarasota County Inc. When: 6 p.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chairs: Dottie Baer Garner, Howard Millman and Carolyn Michel Contact: The Foundation for United Way Office, 366-2686, Ext. 223 Price: $150

7 “Sculpture at Sunset” Patron Party Benefiting: Sarasota Season of Sculpture When: 5:30 p.m. Where: The Fountain at Hyatt Sarasota Chairs: Chair Nikki Nilon, Co-chairs B.J. Creighton and Dottie Baer Garner Contact: Sarasota Season of Sculpture, 331-2008 Price: By invitation only

8 The Off-White Party Benefiting: United Cerebral Palsy When: 9 p.m. Where: Michael’s On East Contact: Wendy Mann Resnick, 957-3599 Price: $45 in advance; $55 at the door

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Designing Women Boutique Trunk Show What: Featuring national and local clothing and jewelry designers and artists. Featuring clothing designer Joan McGee, jewelry designer Bettina von Walhof, artist Marilyn Gross and “Reminke Bear” creator Rita Glosser. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday Where: Designing Women Boutique Contact: Tom Nunan, 379-5544 or Susan Dunbar, 366-5293

1 Blue Willi’s U.S.A. Inc. Trunk Show What: A trunk show featuring the designs of Blue Willi’s U.S.A. Inc. made with 100% natural materials made with attitude! When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Susan Stribling’s New Traditions Contact: 383-6451 Fashion Show 2002 What: A fashion show hosted by the Manatee Symphony Association which benefits Florida

West Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra featuring designer styles from 12 different stores. When: 11 a.m. Where: Lakewood Ranch Country Club Chairs: Jo Ann Frye and Audrey Coleman Contact: Jo Ann Frye, 776-2850 Price: $25

Aliki Yamani Creations Grand Opening Gala What: The ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the first direct-retail store of “The Collection by Aliki” featuring hand-painted washable silk fashions. When: 6 p.m. Where: Aliki World Headquarters, 1662 Main St., Sarasota Contact: Bonita Chambers, 954-5451

3 Fashion Show at the Flanzer JCC What: A brunch and fashion show featuring the designs of Chico’s, Old Navy, Limited Too, Motherhood Maternity and more. When: 11 a.m. Where: Beatrice Friedman Theater at Flanzer Jewish Community Center Contact: Lynne Anast, 378-5568, Ext. 208 Price: $25




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Cobblestone Gallery & Tea Room — “Titus Castanza: The Soul of an Artist.” The artist will attend the opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1; his soul stays bared through November. 954-4494. L’Attitude Gallery — “Emerging from Down Under.” Stephen Glassborow’s art emerges from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, through Dec. 373-0767. Paradise Gallery — “Tapestries.” Bonny Hawley’s tapestries unfurl from Friday, Nov. 1, through Nov. 16. 3667155. The Palm Avenue Gallery — “Oil on Canvas — Louis Giusti.” Giusti’s art is on display from Friday, Nov. 1, through Nov. 30. 953-5757. Anna Maria Island Art League — “Open Exhibit.” This opens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and runs through Nov. 27. 778-2099. The Celery Barn Gallery — “West Indies Series.” This exhibit of Jini Mount’s new paintings opens Friday, Nov. 1, and runs through Nov. 30. 952-9889. Elizabeth Rice Fine Art and Antiques — “Jean Weinbaum: The Energy of Color.” Energy sparks from Friday, Nov. 1, until Dec. 13. 954-8575. The Gallery — “Posed and Poised: Sketches, Paintings and Sculpture of the Female Figure.” This exhibit holds its pose through December. 720-6265. Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art / Mira Mar Gallery — powerful work by Dee Hood and Luis Delgado is on exhibit through November. 366-2093. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art — “Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession.” This exhibit features presents more than 70 pieces on loan from the Cantor Foundation and runs through Jan. 5. Call 3595700 for ticket prices. Selby Gallery at the Ringling School of Art and Design — “Annual Faculty Exhibition.” The faculty exhibits through Nov. 2. 359-7563. Beverly Fleming Gallery — “Voice of an Artist.” To-Lan and To Tam Gerwe give voice to the voiceless through Nov. 14. 365-8683. Blue House Gallery — new work by Jean Blackburn, Elle Dominique Labauvie and others is featured through Nov. 14. 366-0211. Katharine Butler Gallery — “The Hearts of Palm, the Sculpture of David Landry.” On exhibit through Nov. 23. 955-4546. Corbino Galleries — featuring Lisa Bookstein’s garden sculpture, Dennis Wojtkiewicz’ fruitful still lifes, and Oscar Lakeman’s hyper-realistic art supplies, through November. 387-0822. Galleria Silecchia — featuring William Berra’s Impressionist oil

landscapes of Italy and France through November. 365-7414. Art Center Sarasota — “Open Photography Show.” The shutter stays open through Nov. 9. 365-2032. Island Gallery West — “Festive Fall Colors.” Fall is on the wall through Nov. 778-6648. Sonnet Gallery — “People.” Artist Donald Redner’s will attend the opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. People who need “People” can see his art through November. 955-6443.

from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Payne Park Auditorium. Tickets are $8. Call 952-0694. Manasota Theatre Organ Society — presenting English theater organist Paul Roberts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Grace Baptist Church. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Call 758-7909. First United Methodist Church — “Jazz in the Chapel.” The Fred Williams Trio performs at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. 955-0935.



Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall — The Charlie Daniels Band is in the land at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets are $45, $40 and $25. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-826-9303. Florida West Coast Symphony — The Florida String Quartet performs works by Haydn, Ramsier and Brahms at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3; the Youth Orchestra’s free “Youth Concert” happens at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in Holley Hall. Call 953-3434. Sarasota Opera — “Up Close, Informal, On Stage.” Soprano Christina Bouras performs at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Tickets are $65. Call 366-8450. The Jazz Club of Sarasota — presenting the Tom & Judy Duo at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the Bayfront Room in the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Call 316-9207. Skyliners Big Band — performing


Florida Studio Theatre — “Olympus on My Mind.” Jupiter couldn’t be stupider in this update of the “Amphitryon” through Dec. 7. Call 366-9000. Golden Apple Dinner Theatre — “Suds.” This ’60s soap opera rocks through Nov. 10. (There’s also a special late night showing at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.) Call 366-5454. Asolo Theatre — “Inherit the Wind.” This fictionalization of the Scopes “monkey” trial opens Saturday, Nov. 1, and runs through Feb. 22. Call 351-8000 or 800-361-8388. Players Theatre — “My Fair Lady.” Lerner and Loewe’s musical metamorphosis of Shaw’s tuneless “Pygmalion,” opens Thursday, Oct. 31, and continues through Nov. 10, luv. Call 365-2494.


Van Wezel — Urban Tap Hip-Hop Drum Circle Street Party. The free staccato street party starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, just outside the purple performing arts palace. Call 9533368 or 1-800-826-9303.

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‘Sarasota Reading Festival’ Downtown Sarasota becomes an open book Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2. Our story so far: Chapter 1 — “A Novel Affair” offers a living anthology of many of the festival authors themselves from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Selby Public Library. Tickets are $200 and $65; Chapter 2 — the Five Points area turns literally literary from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Bookworms can anticipate dramatic readings, book-signings and Q&A with famous authors, a food fest, crafty crafts, and “living storybook” performances by folks in costume. Edna Buchanan, Leslie Glass, and Peter Matthiessen are among the featured writers. Call 308-7323 or 957-5109 for further booknotes.

McCurdy’s Comedy Theater — Bobby Collins pokes fun through Sunday, Nov. 3. Call 925-3869. Van Wezel — The Capitol Steps step on everybody’s toes at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. (Don’t forget to vote first.) Tickets are $45, $40 and $25. Call 953-3368 or 1-800-8269303.

classes Education Center on Longboat Key — now accepting registrations for fall and winter classes in writing, drama, photography, art, art-history and more. 383-8811. Longboat Key Center for the Arts — accepting ongoing enrollments for fall adult art classes in nearly everything. 383-2345. Sarasota Ballet Academy — now in its eighth year, this is a comprehensive dance-training institute offering courses in a variety of styles for professional and nonprofessional dancers in differing age groups. 959-0099. Community Music School — ongoing music instruction for kids and adults. 953-4410. ❑


OCTOBER 31, 2002


Edna Buchanan and the knowledge of good and evil




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Artefacts A “Snooty” attitude? The South Florida Museum will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 2, in order to host “Snooty’s Gala 2002, Hidden Treasures.” Snooty (its resident manatee) and his lifetime pool-mate, Palma Sola, will attend. The museum reopens at noon the next day. Call 746-4131.

Us, the jury

Edna Buchanan is one of the featured authors at the upcoming Sarasota Reading Festival. BY MARTY FUGATE Arts and Entertainment Writer

Edna Buchanan earned a hard-won knowledge of the dark side as a 16-year veteran crime reporter for the Miami Herald. She parlayed that knowledge into 10 works of South Florida crime fiction (seven in the Britt Montero series) and three “true crime” studies. Her Miami is both seductively beautiful and violent — but it’s the beauty and violence of reality and not the pop gloss of “Miami Vice.” This gentle, smart, soft-spoken woman has looked some of the worst evils imaginable in the eye. She doesn’t glorify it. Her fiction is about the ordinary decent people who suffer its cost. “Ice Maiden” is her most recent novel — and she’ll be coming to the Sarasota Reading Festival (Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Five Points area of downtown Sarasota) to talk about it. Here’s some of what she said when we talked ... You write like a Florida native, but I understand you’re originally from Paterson, N.J. What was it like making the transition here? Coming from New Jersey to Miami was like leaving a gritty black-and-white newsreel and going into Technicolor cinemascope. In Paterson I’d always felt like a displaced person — like I’d been born there by some cosmic accident. The second I moved here, I knew I’d come home. I love Miami. I love South Florida. Do you think its “Wild West” reputation is exaggerated? No. The crime rate has gone down, but it’s still a wild and crazy place — the politics, the police, everything. If you look back to the 1800s, the stories were similar. The violence and the paradise go together. How would you describe that violent paradise? There are times I feel as if I’m living in another country. There are times I think I’m in the Twilight Zone and Rod Serling is the mayor. I understand you covered something like 5,000 violent deaths and 3,000 homicides. Did that harden you? I think it made me compassionate — for the victims. I know what they go through. How did it feel when you won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986?

It felt like a victory for all the beat reporters working in the trenches. What gave you the idea to make the transition from reporter to author? I’d wanted to be a novelist since I was four. When I started out as a reporter, I thought, “What a great idea. I can earn my living writing by day and write the great American novel at night.” Of course, once you’re caught up in the whirlwind of daily journalism you don’t have time to read novels, let alone write them. I was very naïve. But doing the police beat certainly prepared me. I learned my subject matter and a passion for getting things right that’s carried over into my fiction. But I didn’t turn to it right away. My first book, “The Corpse Had a Familiar Face,” was a true story based on my prison interviews with Robert Frederick Parr, a serial killer. He convinced me that some people are just born evil. It’s a congenital defect — like a twisted spine or a withered hand. The book was well-received but died commercially. Even so, my editor wanted a sequel. I still wanted to write a novel. Did he support you? He resisted me. His explanation was, “If you’re known for playing the violin, you shouldn’t pick up the tuba.” I insisted and he gave in — and when I sat down to write it, I panicked. Ernest Hemingway had said a novelist should work for a daily newspaper but never more than 18 months. I’d overdone it by 18 years or so — maybe I couldn’t play this tuba. But once I started, I experienced that wonderful magic writers always talk about. The characters took on a life of their own. Do you still think like a reporter even though you’re writing fiction? Yes. I still do research, go to the morgue, ride with cops. You’d think I wouldn’t have to after all those years, but getting the facts right is still important — the caliber of a certain bullet, the depth at which water pressure won’t let you open a car door. Readers are sticklers. If I get something wrong, they’ll notice — and tell me. Do you put something of yourself into all your characters? Each one is what I might have been, if I’d been in their shoes in a certain time and place. They’re all me, from the heroes to the villains, and that can get scary.

Are they real to you? Very real, sometimes even more than my real friends. I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw one in the supermarket someday. I think that’s why authors go into post-partum depression when they finish a book. You’ve spent the better part of a year with your characters. They are real to you, now they’re gone forever. That’s one reason I created the Britt Montero series — to have some characters who’d stick with me. Is Britt your alter ego? Well, she is a crime reporter, but I think the similarity ends there. She’s what I’d like to be. She’s a Miami native, bilingual, athletic. I’m a klutz. If all the things happened to me that happen to her, my life expectancy would be about 20 minutes. Does it hurt you when one of your favorite characters has to die? Yeah. In my first novel there was a policewoman, Dusty, a strong, sensible character. She got killed in a terrible confrontation and I was shocked. A friend called me and she heard me crying. “What’s wrong?” she said. I told her, “Dusty got killed today.” Your fiction can get disturbing at times. Do you sometimes scare yourself? No. I’m still lucid enough to know it’s fiction. It’s the nonfiction that disturbs me. I remember writing about a lovely young housewife who’d had her throat cut from ear to ear from a serial rapist who’d come up behind her. I had to move my desk and my chair so I was sitting with my back against the wall in the corner with a full view of the entire room.

Our story so far: The Judicial Complex Project Jury (a committee of decision makers that’s part of the Sarasota County Arts in Public Places Program) has been sifting through slides and samples to find a sculptor to create a work of art to go in front of the Sarasota County Judicial Center. Out of 62 submitting artists, the jury has narrowed it down to three — Bill Barrett of New York and Santa Fe (creator of largescale sculpture both indoor and outdoor), Dan Davidson of Santa Fe (a specialist in obelisks), and John Medwedeff of Murphysboro, Ill., (another big thinker and creator of oversized sculptures and ironworks). Worthy artists all. The final finalist gets a $74,000 budget covering expenses from initial design to final installation. May the best man win.

New director? AHA! Artists Helping Artists (aka AHA) is one of those organizations with a blissfully lucid name. What it does is contained in the name itself: They’re artists who help artists. Couldn’t be simpler. But it’s not that simple. Competition between visual artists can get fierce in these parts. Creating a common cause between them demands organizational skills, people skills, and artistic skills. Suzette Cushman, the new executive director at Artists Helping Artists, has it all. She learned how to create art at Parson’s School of Design and Arizona State; she learned how hard it is to sell art in her professional arts career; she learned about the business world in a successful firm she established with her husband. Having put all that to play on the board of the Sarasota County Arts Council, she’s stepped up to the plate to take the helm at AHA, an independent arts advocacy organization. Area visual artists should be pleased. They need all the help they can get. — Marty Fugate

Do you write from outlines or make it up as you go along? Unless you’re Norman Mailer, you have to have outlines to get your editor to approve your book contract. But it’s not written in stone. My characters do what they will, whether I like it or not. And the ones who do bad things? In my books there’s always justice — whether in the courts or rough justice in prison. There’s also closure — the kind we don’t really get in American life anymore. That’s one of the great things about writing fiction — I can give that to my readers. The good guys win and the bad guys get what they deserve. I just wish it were that way in real life. ❑

Suzette Cushman — helping artists help artists as the new director of AHA.


50 years young The Longboat Key Arts Center is gearing up for its 50th anniversary bash starting up in a little more than a week. Its “50th Anniversary Special” exhibition opens from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and continues through Dec. 6 in the Glen Gallery. This show features work by long-standing Arts Center artists, Patience Morrisey, Fifi Rowan and Leona Sherwood. Its “Toast of the Past” show runs concurrently through Nov. 27 in the Joan M. Durante Pavilion. Sponsored by Northern Trust Bank, this invitational exhibition features work by past winners of major awards. This show kicks off with a 1950s-themed reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Over on the mainland, Sarasota’s Saks Fifth Avenue will be simultaneously exhibiting work by artists from the Arts Center through November. Saks will also host an art auction and reception to benefit that institution from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Call 383-2345.

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On the HORIZON run from Thursday, Nov. 7, through Jan. 11 at Florida Studio Theatre’s Cabaret Club. The title of this revue is a tad misleading. There were actually two Gershwins — Ira the composer and George the lyricist. From “Suwannee” to “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” they created a series of standards that, aside from being a whole lot of fun, changed American music forever. Aside from that, this evening promises to be a whole lot of fun. Call 3669000.

Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Opera House. Victor DeRenzi will conduct vocal soloists and the Florida West Coast Symphony in performances of some of Verdi’s best-loved music stripped of theatrical trappings. Selections include music from “Aida,” “La Forza del Destino,” “Un Ballo in Maschera” and “Rigoletto.” Tickets are from $22 to $37. Call 366-8450.

Let he who is without cinema ...

Sarasota Film Society’s 14th annual “Cine-World” Truly, madly, Verdi Giuseppe Verdi film festival is set for Nov. Opera, it’s been said, is all 8 through 17 at Burns Court Cinema. The about drama and spectacle. To help prove award-winning world of movies includes the music is important in its own right, the Robert Lieberman’s Capra-esque “Green Sarasota Opera will be presenting “The Lights” and “Coastlines,” Victor Nunez’ Verdi Concert: Most Requested” at 8 p.m.

latest tale of Florida corruption. (The acclaimed director of “Sunshine State” will present his new film in person and answer audience questions on Nov. 15 and 16.) Brazil’s Sergio Bianchi is this year’s featured director. He’s one of Latin America’s leading political filmmakers and an inheritor of the Cinema Novo movement — the Brazilian twist on the New Wave style imported from France. Call 955-FILM.

G-L-O-R-I-A ... “Dick Hyman & Gloria Musicae: The Best of All Possible Worlds” combines the artistry of Dick Hyman and our area’s premiere chamber choral ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Sarasota Opera House. Composer/pianist Dick Hyman will draw on both sets of skills as part of a trio performing his signature jazz stylings. He’ll then join Gloria Musicae in selections of songs he’d arranged for Woody Allen films, along with Hyman’s choral settings of Willard Espy’s light verse and tunes by Cole Porter and Leonard Bernstein. Tickets are from $17 to $27. Call 366-8450. ❑

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Direct Gulf views from this TK furnished 2BR/2BA directly across from Avenue of Flowers. Walk to dining, shopping & more. 3rd floor unit w/1896 sq ft. has additional room for den/study. Water views from 3 rooms & balcony. Under bldg. parking, tennis & heated pool. Call Rose Schnoerr or Scott Dunlap: 730-3376.

5BR/6.5B 2.36 acre gated estate! Elegant Grand foyer, gourmet kitchen, master suite with fireplace, wet bar & sitting room. Great room has granite bar and fireplace. Fabulous 4 tier media room. Dramatic views from overlooking pool and open bay waters. Alan Galletto or Frank Davis: 778-6066.

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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.

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.

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

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Country Club Shores — This spectacular property is located on the “point” with over 163’ of incredible Bay frontage and 120’ of protected deepwater canal. The views are endless; downtown Sarasota, John Ringling Mansion and panoramic views of Sarasota Bay. The perfect location for your dream home! $2,299,000 Virtual Tour Country Club Shores — Located on the southern end lot of Cutter Lane, this home is in move-in condition with custom office or possible 4BR. Unrivaled panoramic views of downtown skyline and Sarasota Bay. Large dock and lift with deep water access. $2,679,000 Virtual Tour Country Club Shores — Charming Country Club Shores home, lovingly renovated & decorated. Located on the end of the canal, views are down the waterway and out to Bay. Sold furnished with brand new seawall and dock. $599,000 Virtual Tour



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VILLA DI LANCIA Direct gulf views, graceful Mediterranean architecture, condo community with only 38 luxurious beachfront residences. Extensive builder upgrades & tastefully furnished $1,995,000.

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

GRAND RIVIERA Private enclave of 13 luxurious residences on the tip of Golden Gate Point! Unparalleled panoramic views and private boat docks available. 3,000 to 5,700 square feet. Priced from: $1,700,000 to $3,900,000. LONGBOAT KEY Private estate with 180-degree views of Sarasota Bay. Serenity & style in fabulous 4400 sq. ft. home. $3,250,000. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES South side of the street splendor... An elegant home with Mediterranean-inspired detailing and superb finishes. Perfection beyond the expected! 1,595,000. GRAND BAY Private corner in the newest Grand Bay building. Panoramic vistas of the bay, marina and preserve. Wrap around terraces.. $1,149,000. Exquisite Biscayne with tiled floor, wooden shutters & decorator detailed for a move-in resort home. Condo complex has all the amenities. $999,000. HARBOUR COURT Nestled in a private enclave of eighteen homes, this three bedroom, two & one-half bath home with deepwater dockage is behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club with community pool, tennis & deeded beach access. $955,000.

LONGBOAT KEY - DIRECT GULF FRONT Enjoy 225 feet of Gulf front view from this Mediterranean-style private beach home with the ease of maintenance-free living. This unique combination offers 2 bedrooms and study in the main house plus a charming guesthouse with private patio and bath. Casual elegant features include Mexican tile floors, a 33 foot beamed living room with built-in bar and entertainment center, separate formal dining room with fire place and new gourmet kitchen with granite. Experience the sunset as you entertain 0n the large flagstone terrace overlooking miles of sandy beach. Amenities include pool tennis, clubroom, 2-car garage and boat docks. A unique opportunity at $2,850,000 QUEENS HARBOR - OPPORTUNITY - OPPORTUNITY OPPORTUNITY - Fabulous large 2-story, 3115 sq.ft. residence overlooking 2 lakes to golf course. 4 BR, maintenance free home beautifully upgraded with etched glass doors, granite, tiled floor, home theatre, study w/2 computer centers. heater pool & spa and summer kitchen. $899,000. 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 begin in the 2 story foyer w/wood floors that continue to a spacious living room with study/loft, separate dining room, 2BD & a master suite with sitting room. Ideal for entertaining w/large covered porch overlooking the bay. Plenty of garage & storage space. $1,575,000 LONGBOAT KEY – Residential Lot on Gulf side. Situated to capture wide Gulf views. Just steps away to miles of pristine beach. Tropical and mature landscaping creates privacy on 100x175’ lot. $1,250,000. LONGBOAT KEY WATERCLUB I

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Emerald Pointe South —Brand new and ready to move-in! Gorgeous Amethyst Model behind the Longboat Key Club Harbourside gates in Emerald Pointe South, a private community of only 16 custom luxury homes. Priced right. $699,000 Virtual Tour Water Club —Beautiful Cambridge residence in the southern building. Sunset Gulf views as well as views over Sarasota Bay. 6th floor height means 10' ceilings. Tastefully finished. Den can be used as third bedroom. May be purchased furnished. $1,399,000 Virtual Tour Inn on the Beach — Great income potential! “A” plan club suite in world class resort. Longboat Key Club offers 38 holes of championship golf, fitness center, tennis and fine dining. Very consistent rental income. $229,000 Virtual Tour Shoreland Woods — West of Trail and Osprey. Charming family home on large oversized corner lot with plenty of room for expansion or pool. Brand new A/C, newer roof and windows, gleaming hardwood floors, fireplace and large caged patio on privacy fenced shaded lot. Must See! $299,900 Virtual Tour

Luxurious direct gulf front condo with southern exposure and magnificent views! 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Summer kitchen, guest suite, private elevator and 2-car garage. Enclave of only 31 residences. $3,950,000. COREY’S LANDING Bay front home with views, privacy. & meticulous elegance. 4 bedrooms with guest suite, private balcony on 2nd fl. Furnished.. $1,550,000. L’AMBIANCE 360˚ Virtual View Exceptional casual elegance in beach front residence with private stairs to the beach and pool area open design and many unique architectural features. 3,450,000 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Great location, just 5 lots in from the Bay!! Light, bright and sunny. Southern exposure perfect for the large open pool & spa. Private boat dock & large landscaped lot.$749,000. BEACHPLACE Purchase resort or investment property instead of watching a portfolio diminish. Condo community w/all the amenities. 2 bedroom 2 bathroom. $539,000. Direct gulf front condo with walk down to the beach. The feel of a private villa at the beach. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms $749,000.



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True elegance in this 2,585 sq. ft. airconditioned 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.

VIZCAYA Perfectly decorated and appointed penthouse. Maximized views in an elegant enclave of 31 residences. 2-car garage. $2,999,900.

Siesta Isles — Located in private community of waterfront homes, this nicely updated 3BR/2BA residence features large open plan with gourmet kitchen , ceramic and hardwood flooring and extra large screened in lanai. Heated pool and spa. 105’ seawall with private dock. Immaculate. $629,000 Virtual Tour


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Grand Bay —Brand new and done just right! That’s the way to describe this viewful Biscayne model overlooking downtown, golf course and Longboat Key Moorings Marina from the wraparound terrace. Southwestern exposure offers gorgeous sunset views.$989,000Virtual Tour Grand Bay — Beautiful Cayman floorplan in Building Two offers dual terraces and endless Bay views. Lovingly decorated and finished with exquisite taste this home offers many upgrades including upgraded tile, crown molding and custom built-ins. $1,099,000 Virtual Tour

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PROMENADE – Outstanding penthouse w/fabulous 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 – Unbelievable 7th fl. south views of Gulf & City from this 3BR/3BA showplace magnificently furnished in neutral tones. $1,695,000. 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. THE OAKS PRESERVE – Sunrise & Sunsets on Sarasota Bay! 5th floor 3BR/3BA condo w/2 private elevators. Beautiful tile floors & spacious screed terrace. 9ft. ceilings. Golf, tennis & 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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EMERALD HARBOR BAY FRONT Gorgeus Bay Front home that has been totally remodeled. This home is a must see... from the wonderful master bedroom that looks out over the beautifully pavered pool & spa to the family room and new kitchen that also has a dock and Bay view. $1,295,000. Virtual Tour EMERALD HARBOR HOME W/BEAUTIFUL OLD FLORIDA WATER VIEWS Boaters take note of this deepwater 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, gorgeous gardens, 2 docks and a lift. $785,000. Virtual Tour DIRECT BAY FRONT LUXURY AT GRAND BAY This wonderful 2 BR condominium is beautifully put together, has gorgeous unobstructed bay views. Located on the private side of Bldg. #5, this condo also comes with 2 parking spaces. $599,000. Virtual Tour

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

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GRAND RIVIERA... Private enclave of 13 luxurious residences on the tip of Golden Gate Point! Unparalleled panoramic views, private boat docks (subject to final approval) 3,000 - 5,700 square foot. Priced from $1,700,000 to $3,900,000. LIDO SHORES GULF FRONT LOT! Approximately 2 acres in prime Sarasota location surrounded by multi-million dollar homes. $5,985,000. SABAL COVE... Choose from 2 desirable lots in an area of million $ homes. Greenbelt $399,000 & $349,000. views. MARINA BAY... Bay & gulf view compliment this graciously appointed residence with over 3,000 square feet. Well designed with family room, 2 terraces. 2nd covered parking space available for an additional $30,000. $998,000. 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. WATER CLUB... Sophisticated ➣ “Cambridge” floor plan tastefully appointed

WHITNEY BEACH CONDO This condo is located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north end with deeded access to a gorgeous white sand beach right across the street. Boat dockage Virtual Tour available. $190,000. WONDERFUL LONGBOAT HOME This 2300+ sf. 3BR home is located on Longboat’s tranquil north end. Terrific split bedroom plan with very large master bath. Beautiful grounds & located on a shallow canal for easy canoeing or kayaking. $595,000. Virtual Tour 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. $449,000. Virtual Tour 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. $849,000. Virtual Tour

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. This exclusive complex provides exercise & clubrooms, Har-Tru tennis, great security & concierge. $819,900. Virtual Tour PROMENADE WITH 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 and clubrooms, Har-Tru tennis, great security and concierge. $795,000. Virtual Tour SUNSET BEACH 1ST FLOOR WALK-DOWN Rarely available Sunset Beach condominium with double terraces and a private stairway to the beach & pool. This condominium has a split bedroom plan, is remodeled & furnished and has gorgeous views of sunsets and the beach. $625,000. Virtual Tour

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throughout! 2 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen with granite, extra storage & 2 covered parking spaces. $1,249,000. 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. 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 anoth$1,100,000. er building, elegantly furnished with 2 covered parking spaces. 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. There are fabulous amenities and Deeded beach access too! $1,095,000.

VIZCAYA... Spacious, luxurious condominium with the feel of a single family home. Exquisitely furnished & appointed with a private pool & stunning views of the gulf, 2 car garage. $2,649,000. BAYFRONT ESTATE...A true estate feel cimprised of two lots, lushly landscaped with seclusion & privacy on the open bay, One of a kind property with aprox. 1.5 acres 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. 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... opportunity.

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Faculty art lessons The message is the media at the RSAD faculty show. BY MARTY FUGATE Arts and Entertainment Writer

Shawn Barber’s “Ganguro Girl” reminds us that the word “person” is from a Latin word for “mask.”

“Those who can teach” is the guiding principle behind the Ringling School of Art and Design. The folks teaching tomorrow’s artists and designers are artists and designers themselves. To prove they’re in full possession of their faculties, RSAD holds a two-part faculty show every year, at its Selby Gallery.

The first part (which closed earlier this month) had punch to it. The work showed real inventiveness — much of it was even funny. The artistic jokes ranged from the Duchampian to the downright raunchy. It was avant-garde art making fun of everything — including itself. I liked it. The second part opened last week. I approached it with high expectations. There was much to like — much that showed the same humor and spontaneity as the first installment.



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An elite group of 44 residents will claim as their own Beau Ciel’s unparalleled array of amenities. They will also revel in its locale, on Sarasota’s famed Boulevard of the Arts. A glimpse of your new life starts the moment you enter Beau Ciel’s dramatic two-story lobby. This significant space houses a spiral staircase, rich furnishings, and a floor of limestone enhanced by mosaic inlays. At its heart will stand a magnifi-

Not yet fully constructed, Beau Ciel is already being called one of the most architecturally significant residential properties to arise on Sarasota’s waterfront. Enthusiastic buyers have snapped up more than 75 percent of the homes available. And no wonder. Soaring 17 stories over Sarasota Bay, this new condominium community offers the best of sophisticated metropolitan living.

A glimpse of life at Beau Ciel starts as you enter the dramatic two-story lobby. cent, 12-foot abstract sculpture by nationally renowned artist Howard Ben Tré, whose work appears in such eminent venues as New



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Now rising between the marina skyline on one side and the open bay waters on the other, Beau Ciel is becoming more beautiful every day. Construction is underway on the exclusive address featuring only 44 dramatic residences of luxurious design and dramatic through views, steps from all the arts and culture of downtown.The lobby sculpture has been commissioned and the cascading waterfall is beginning to flow. A new way of life is about to ensue in the private Plaza Club, featuring a handsome dining and boardroom, fitness club and resort pool overlooking the yacht harbor just below, along with all the pleasantries of a dedicated concierge for residents only. A limited number remain from the mid $800s.

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York City’s Museum of Modern Art. From the lobby, private elevators will whisk you to your new home. Here, revel in breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay, the Yacht Harbor, and the city skyline. Live in the airy elegance volume ceilings provide. European kitchens, graced by granite countertops, make cooking a pleasure. (Gourmets especially appreciate stateof-the-art appliances, and the butler’s pantry.) His-and-her marble master baths house whirlpools in which to soak away the day’s stresses. On gentle Florida nights, sit on your private terrace and gaze at tranquil waters and sparkling city lights. The amenities offered in your home are matched only by those provided to all residents via Beau Ciel’s Plaza Club. Located on Beau Ciel’s third level, it is the social heart of your community. Congregate in the elegantly appointed

lounge each morning. Greet your friends as you sip orange juice, munch on bagels, and prepare for your day by scanning the Wall Street Journal. Complete appointments and chores with the help of an on-site concierge. In the evenings, enjoy a cardiovascular workout in Beau Ciel’s state-of-the-art fitness center. Swim a few laps in the community’s reflecting pool. If you prefer, an adjacent lagoon pool gives you the opportunity to frolic in the spray of a three-story waterfall. Hard as it may be, you simply must tear yourself away from Beau Ciel to explore the city itself. Sarasota’s world-class shopping and art galleries sit only steps away from your home. Spend your days exploring them, enjoying the world-class programming at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, or taking in stellar exhibits mounted by the Ringling Museum of Art.

Exquisite design. Unparalleled amenities. Prime location. Beau Ciel has one more amenity to offer: the sterling reputations of those who have envisioned this project. Behind every community developed by U.S. Assets Group stand principals Thomas Brown and Jay Tallman. Together, they offer nearly a half-century of expertise in high-end building. Nationally recognized for quality construction and amenity planning, their work has been lauded by such prestigious organizations as the National Association of Home-builders and the South-eastern Builders Conference. Beau Ciel has already assumed the aura of a landmark property. No wonder it’s more than 75 percent sold. To take advantage of the few, unique opportunities remaining, please call our Preview Center, 941-955-3034. Home prices start in the mid $800s.




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I’ve never known John Sims to tell you what to think. Usually, he makes you think. His pieces — mostly sculptural — explore the lookingglass realms of philosophical paradox and mathematical principle. Time — and the difference between clock time and subjective time — fascinates him. Lots of things fascinate him. His work is layered with these obsessions and when you look at his pieces, all those layers of thought and obsession pull you in. There’s real depth to his art. Usually. But there was no depth to his work here. Sims had created two flags — honest to goodness silk flags, like the banners of two alternate reality nations. Both were colored red, white, and blue. His “United States of Iraq” showed the flag of Iraq with added American stars. Next to it, his “Red White and Blue” showed Israel’s flag in America’s colors. Except for the color change, there were no other graphic modifications. That’s the one that particularly bugged me. I looked at it, and the Nazi cartoon of an American flag with Stars of David in the field of blue popped into my head. Am I being unfair? What’s he actually saying here? Maybe I’m missing something, but as far as I can see there are three possible interpretations — one of them unlikely, two of them ugly. Let’s consider it as a multiple choice question ... Sims’ “Red White and Blue” means: 1) An expression of American solidarity with Israel. They’re our brothers because they exemplify the same democratic values as the red white and blue. 2) Israel is a quasi 51st state — an extension of America’s imperialist presence into the Middle East. 3) America is under Israel’s thumb. One of those Jewish conspiracies, see. I will leave it to the readers to do the math. ❑


Regan Dunnick had a hilarious fantasy to tell the world he doesn’t create his cartoons all by himself. No, he has a whole demographic rainbow of people helping him. It’s a team effort from start to finish. When they’re all done, they all go to sleep in the same bed. Kevin Dean’s installation was a conceptually gnomic testament to the vanity of artistic ambition. Carolyn Bloomer’s video meditation of a train trip from Shanghai to Beijing was haunting and hypnotic. I could go on, but you get the point — there was plenty of good stuff. So did the follow-up installment have as much punch as the first? No — though two of the artists had clearly strapped on the boxing gloves. No sly satire or subversive implications for them. Forget the ambiguity. They were entering the ring to make bold political statements — propaganda, in other words. One literally wrote exactly what the painting was supposed to mean on the painting itself. This art was antiwar — more specifically, anti-war-withIraq. Do I have a problem with that? No. You don’t want to fight Iraq, go ahead and say so in your art. (Personally speaking, I’m still intrigued with the dueling option.) Political art can still be good art — if the art itself is good — if the art actually reflects the artist’s original thinking and not. But we’re not talking Picasso’s “Guernica” here. The artists had set out to be hard-hitting — instead they were merely heavy-handed. (And these were artists whose work has always been filled with shades of meaning — that alone surprised me.) To be specific ... Patrick Fiore is a brilliantly subtle painter and illustrator. His “User Friendly Fire” showed a typically brilliant painting of an Islamic holyman holding his hands up to heaven. The antiwar poem scratched over this image was less than brilliant and not subtle.

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Area attracts like musical magnet They’re at it again. This time it was the meeting of the Sarasota Opera Guild. After the general business was taken care of — including the presentation of a $5,000 check to Susan Danis, the company’s executive director — there was entertainment. The morning stars were soprano Lorraine Murphy Renfroe and baritone Douglas Renfroe, with pianist Robert Reeves. The singing couple, well-known to Sarasota audiences, were recently married and their performance at the Opera Guild’s meeting took us on a musical journey of their romance and their recent tour to parts of Europe, England and Scotland. Robert Reeves entered into the spirit by playing the Fauré “Clair de Lune,” in a setting that may have omitted the usually sung words but that spoke eloquently from the keyboard. It reminded me of my pet peeve about the term “accompanist.” The word should be banned. The pianist who performs with singers or instrumentalists is just as important as his “other half.” To whittle him down to one who accompanies is a major disservice. These days, a pianist who works in concert with another musician is called either a “keyboard collaborator,” (OK — so it sounds like a spy, but it’s not demeaning) or partner.

ple rehearsal into an “Ode to Joy.” There are just a few more rehearsals before the actual performances (Nov. 8 through 10). This is fair warning to get your tickets while you can.

From the outside in As we’ve been saying each week, Sarasota is blessed with a huge number of outstanding musicians. They seem to come from as many parts of the world as there are players. Of course, there are many music conservatories that have contributed to the cause. One of the greatest is the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Mention Curtis to a musician and you’ll get a look of awe and reverence. It is one of the toughest schools to get into in this country. Unlike any other conservatory, Curtis is all-scholarship. There are fewer than 160 students enrolled, yet 25% of the first-chair players in orchestras around the world have learned their trade at Curtis. Our own master violinist, Joseph Silverstein, who appears and teaches at the Sarasota Music Festival, was trained at Curtis and now teaches there. Several musicians in the Sarasota Opera orchestra come from Curtis. And Erika Shrauger, a clarinetist who graduated from Curtis in 1989, currently plays in the neighboring Florida Orchestra. “I’ve been here more than 11 years and I love this area,” said Shrauger, who spends her summers playing in the Santa Fe Opera orchestra. “I studied at Curtis because it’s absolutely the best. I knew I’d get the best musical education available anywhere.” The Florida Orchestra, with Music Director Designate Stefan Sanderling (son of the great conductor Kurt Sanderling), plays in three venues: Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, just a hop, skip or boat ride from Longboat Key. The clarinetist, who loves being outdoors as much as possible,

by June LEBELL

From the inside out Florida West Coast Symphony Artistic Director/Conductor Leif Bjaland attended a recent Monday night Key Chorale rehearsal of the Beethoven Ninth and was pulled into action by the Chorale’s conductor, Daniel Moe. First Maestro Bjaland was consulted on tempos. But soon he was handed the baton and, in a dazzling display of enthusiasm, energy and virtuosity, he spat out the Schiller text with machine-gun clarity that lit a fire under the chorus and turned a sim-

Conductor and violinist Joseph Silverstein was trained at the Curtis Institute. extols our weather. “It’s good for the clarinet. The humidity is fairly constant so reeds last longer.” And, when it comes to culture, she finds Sarasota small and “remarkably cultural and artistic. You guys have a tremendous amount of culture per capita.” Face it: This area is a musical magnet. It’s

June LeBell is best known as the first female announcer for the classical radio station WQXR in New York. LeBell was also the host, writer and producer of numerous programs and series such as "Today in New York," "Salute to the Arts" and "The Sound of Broadway." ❑

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• Lunch served daily 11am-3pm, Lunch Sunday 1-3pm • Dinner served nightly from 5:30pm • Sunday Brunch 9am-1pm

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Jazz on the Circle BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

The Smooth Jazz on St. Armands series got off to a smooth start Oct. 25 as the crowd arrived early and stayed long. Fred Johnson and Theo Valentin of Tampa were the featured artists. Food and drink venders set up booths around the Circle to feed the hungry crowd. The free music event is presented by the St. Armands Circle Association, along with several local sponsors. The Smooth Jazz on St. Armands is scheduled the fourth Friday of each month through May. The next concert is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22.

Erma Gay, Anna Marques, Pat Eatough, Linda Dickson and Mary Ellen Young

Art After Hours • Thursday, Oct. 24 L’Attitude Gallery

Pops at Sunset • Sunday, Oct. 20 Phillippi Estate Park

Photos by Dora Walters

A crowd-pleaser — Theo Valentin.

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Someone’s in the kitchen with Dora

Even her trips have a food connection Fran Van Zandt has had a love affair with food all her life. “As a child, I loved to eat and still do,” laughs Van Zandt, and she adds, “I think I was born interested in food. My mother was a fabulous cook and so was my grandmother, but I was so busy eating that I didn’t learn to cook until later in life.” In fact, food became such an interest she and her husband, John, left their jobs in Manhattan’s fashion industry to open a bakery-café in the Florida panhandle town of Santa Rosa Beach. “We went into it cold and learned a lot,” she said. After 10 years of round-the clock hours, the couple sold the café. Food continues to dominate their lives, however. Avid travelers, their with destinations usually have a food connection. They recently returned from Sicily and a visit to Salina, the home of capers. (“They grow everywhere,” she says.) Needless to say, Van Zandt enjoyed the food. And of course, brought home some recipes. “Both of us travel and eat out so much in our jobs that we really enjoy cooking and staying home, “ she said. When she entertains, a typical dinner includes a cold appetizer, a pasta and “something on the grill.” Dessert frequently is pannacotta, a cooked cream with a fruit drizzle. Sunday evenings the Van Zandts often invite their neighbors over for pizza made from scratch. One of her favorites is a basic margarita pizza topped with fresh arugula baked until it is just wilted. In the kitchen Van Zandt will read a recipe, then put it away. “I will know in my head what I want,” she explained. The one disaster she recalls clearly is one in which she followed the recipe exactly: “It was an orange tart and it was awful — totally inedible.” If she finds a dish she enjoys while dining out, she will frequently try to recreate it at home, usually adding her own special touch. Her advice to cooks is “always use the freshest ingredients you can get and taste, taste, and taste again as you are cooking.” She asks, “How else will you know when to add more seasoning or to stop unless you do?” To delight your guests and yourself, Van Zandt stresses presentation. “People really do eat with their eyes,” she says. ❑

PASTA ALLA NORMA Ingredients: 2 medium eggplants, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices Olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed About 6 basil



•Sprinkle sliced eggplant with salt. Let stand for about an hour. Rinse and then dry with paper towels. •Heat olive oil in skillet and brown eggplant on both sides. •You can alternate brushing both sides of eggplant with olive oil, place on a cookie sheet and bake in a 450-degree oven until nicely browned. •Cut eggplant into strips or cubes. •Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in pan. •Add onion and garlic. Sauté for 1 or 2 minutes.

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•Cook about 15 minutes. •While tomato sauce cooks, bring water to boil and cook pasta until just a la dente. •Place pasta in bowl. Pour tomato sauce and 1/4 cup cheese over it. Mix well. •Add eggplant and toss again. •Top with some fresh shredded basil and the rest of the ricotta salata cheese. •Serves 6.

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•Add tomatoes, chili flakes and basil. Raise heat until sauce cooks at a fast bubble.


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3/4 cup grated ricotta salata cheese ( available at Italian specialty stores or at Publix) 1 pound pasta, such as rigatoni or penne

Fran Van Zandt owned a bakery-café for 10 years.


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leaves, crushed 1/2 teaspoon (or more to taste) red chili flakes 1 can Italian tomatoes (crushed by hand) Salt and pepper to taste

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Dining out

Da Giorgio tempts with taste of northern Italy

Dora Walters

During the evening, trumpeter Luigi Toth entertained diners with a variety of melodies and also took requests. Stepping into the softly-lit dining room and hearing a muted trumpet as we entered Da Giorgio Ristorante in Holmes Beach, we felt it was an omen of a great dining-out evening. By the time our evening ended, our omen proved to be right. The dining area has a casual elegance and a definite feel of an intimate European café. Fresh flowers and candles on white tablecloths with tables for two to eight were placed around the room with just enough space between to be comfortable. A wall with bottles of wine formed the background for trumpeter Luigi Toth. Seated casually on a high stool, Toth played easy-to-listen-to music practically nonstop and graciously took audience requests. It was a Saturday evening and the dining area filled quickly, but with reservations we had no wait. Da Giorgio’s serves Italian (or continental cuisine) food from northern Italy. Don’t look for highly spiced food or a lot of red tomato sauce — you won’t find them. But, you will find

a lot of cream sauces, a variety of mild spices, foods sautéed in wine or lemon and lots of seafood, as well as olive oil and pasta, both common throughout Italy. As we read the menu, our waitress brought a basket of warm crusty rolls served with a zesty spread. I discerned garlic, capers, olive oil and a variety of spices. It was an excellent complement to the rolls. The menu items are in Italian, but a full description in English is provided. To start, diners have a choice of seven appetizers, either cold or hot. Cold appetizers include Carpaccio di Tonno, with olive oil and lemon, and Bruschetta Torinese, grilled garlic bread with tomatoes basil and olive oil. Sautéed baby squid and snails are hot appetizers, as well as Polenta Quatro Formaggio, Italian cornmeal with four cheeses. Recalling with fond memories my grandmother’s polenta, we decided to order it. It comes with a porcini sauce, but I really wanted just the cheeses. Polenta basically is a corn meal mush, but Italian cooks must have a special touch. Da Giorgio’s polenta appetizer was terrific. The combination of cheeses was a perfect complement. The main course menu has a variety of seafood, homemade pastas and veal and chicken selections. Included are: Linguini Alle Vongole Veraci, linguini sautéed with fresh clams, garlic, white wine, olive oil and basil; and Saltinbocca Valdostani, veal scaloppine sautéed with shallots, layered with Prosciutto and Fontana cheeses, with a light Marsala sauce. For steak lovers, the Filetto di Manzo St. Tropez sounds interesting. The steak is sautéed, then topped with Prosciutto di Parma and Fontina cheese and served with a Bordolaise sauce. Da Girogio does offer an occasional red sauce, with its traditional Italian lasagna or the Fettuccini Bolognese. And, you will also find a pink sauce on the menu. Fettuccini al Salmone Afumicato is homemade fettuccini with sauteéd smoked salmon and onions with a light pink

cream sauce. Because I have had red sauce and white sauce but never pink sauce, I decided to order it. To begin with, my order was a more than generous platter of fettuccini. It was covered with a light pink sauce of chunks of smoked salmon and well-cooked onions. The dish was a totally new combination of ingredients to me, but the result was exceptionally tasty. My dining companion chose a chicken breast sautéed in lemon juice. It was served with mashed potatoes and string beans. The chicken was so tender a knife wasn’t needed. We decided on dessert and coffee to cap our evening. The menu features six desserts. Choices include cheese cake, a chocolate hazelnut cake, sorbet, ice cream, tiramisu and bonnet. The latter is a chocolate, coffee and amaretto custard. I wanted to try Da Giorgio’s version of tiramisu. The rectangular portion of the dessert was served on a large plate attractively decorated. The lady fingers were layered with mascarpone cheese and thoroughly moistened with espresso coffee and cognac. Da Giorgio’s tiramisu rated well above average. We spent a few more minutes enjoying Toth’s music, and by the time we departed, the dining area was full. ❑

Da Giorgio Ristorante 5702 Marina Drive Holmes Beach • 779-0220 Cuisine: Northern Italian and continental. Recommended: Any of the homemade pasta dishes, the seafood and something different — the Fettuccini al Salmone Afumicato with pink sauce. For dessert, try the tiramisu. Tasty appetizers. Price ranges: Appetizers, $5.95 to $9.95; entrées, $13.95 to $28.95; desserts, $4.95 to $5.95. Service: Courteous. Hours: 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Parking: Adjacent and ample. Handicap Access: Excellent.


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5600 Block of Gulf of Mexico Dr. 525 St Judes Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228



Casual indoor and outdoor dining with one of Longboat’s most scenic views.


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Tucked away in the village of Longboat Key 760 Broadway Street By the Bay . . . Channel Marker 39

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5:30-10:00 pm Reservations Suggested

383-2391 325 John Ringling Blvd. on Beautiful St. Armands Circle 388.3948




Lunch 11:30-5:00; Dinner 5:00-10:00. Seven Days a Week

(941) 779-0220 or (941) 779-0221 5702 Marina Drive • Holmes Beach, FL




LONGBOAT KEY CAFE ON THE BAY Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, Cafe on the Bay offers diners views of the marina and bay in an elegant yet casual setting. The extensive menu has something for everyone. We are sister restaurant of the world class Cafe L’Europe. 2630 Harborside Dr. Hours: Lunch 11:30-3; Dinner 5:30-9 Sun. — Thurs; 5:30-10 Fri. & Sat,; Sunday Brunch from 9-1 $16.95. 383-0440.

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

ST. ARMANDS THE HUNGRY FOX The Hungry Fox is the neighborhood restaurant on St. Armands Circle. Casual dining featuring chef quality food reasonably priced. Serving you breakfast, lunch and dinner, pleasing local appetites for over 19 years with all of your favorites. Children and families welcome. Dine inside or on our garden patio overlooking the Circle. Open: Monday — Saturday 8 a.m. — 9 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. 388-2222

CIAO! ITALIA A real trattoria on Longboat Key, the best homemade Italian food you ever tasted! From linguine with fresh clam sauce to veal scaloppine marsala. The most delicious antipasto you’ve ever had, plus succulent brick oven pizza. Try Ciao’s in the Centre Shops, you’ll not be disappointed. Hours: 11:30-3, 4:30-10p.m. 3830010. THE COLONY DINING ROOM This classic award-winning restaurant with floor to ceiling windows offers Florida’s finest view of the Gulf of Mexico. The Colony Dining Room cuisine could be described as Contemporary Continental. You’ll also enjoy one of this nation’s finest wine lists. Reservations strongly suggested. Dinner from 6 p.m. nightly. Sunday Brunch: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, 383-5558. EUPHEMIA HAYE An eclectic atmosphere of art & antiques creates the setting for award-winning cuisine; classic preparations of roast duckling, steak au poivre, Caesar salad, gulf-fresh seafood and homemade pasta. Upstairs, the HayeLoft Lounge & Dessert Room touts top-shelf spirits & cordials, appetizers, an outrageous dessert display & live entertainment. Dinner nightly. Late night gourmet pizza & desserts. 383-3633. HARRY’S CONTINENTAL KITCHENS Harry’s is a cozy restaurant serving Continental classics and inventive seafood. Lunch Fri. & Sat. 11:30am2:30pm. Sun. 10:00am-2:30pm, Dinner Tues.-Sun. 5:30pm-9:00pm. The adjacent gourmet deli offers dinners, sandwiches, salads and party specialties to takeout. The deli has fine wines, gift baskets and has done catering since 1979. 525 St. Judes Drive, 5600 block Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-0777. Deli Hours: Tues.-Sun. 11:00 am — 7:00 pm ISLAND JUICE & JAVA Winner “Rookie” Small Business of 2001. “Experience the taste of Longboat” at this charming gourmet deli/coffee shoppe/ice cream parlor. Health-conscious dieters as well as decadent dessert lovers will delight in a large selection of breakfast, lunch, snack and dessert items. Eat in, take out, and catering. Open 7 days a week 7am — 5pm. 3174 Gulf of Mexico Drive (next to Sea Stable) 387-8783. LYNCHES LANDING BAR AND GRILL Sisters Ethna and Chris Lynch have captivated the true spirit of Ireland. Famous for Cork Cottage Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish smoked Salmon, fresh seafood and great burgers. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and our live music. 4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Hours: 11:30 a.m.11p.m. 383-0791. MAR VISTA Come by land or sea to Mar Vista’s Dockside Restaurant and discover Longboat Key’s favorite restaurant for fresh seafood and steaks. Enjoy lunch or dinner on our deck or in our old-Florida-style dining room. Kids’ menu. 760 Broadway. 383-2391. SUNSET BAR & GRILL At the Hilton Longboat Key. Great “Island Style” dining overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. 4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Happy hour daily 5 - 7 p.m. Hours: 7 a.m. -10 p.m. 383-2451.





Award winning surfside dining. Zagat Guide “the best food on the Gulf Coast”. Recipient of the “Golden Spoon Award” bestowed on the Top Twenty restaurants in the State of Florida. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Hours: 5:00p.m. — 10:00p.m. Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive. Anna Maria Island. 778-6444.

No waterfront, no view, just great resort style food at neighborhood prices. Sarasota’s finest fresh seafood, specializing in the freshest local and northern seafood in the market. Old world and contemporary preparations with showcase quality seafood in the restaurant. (3 locations) Barnacle Bill’s Seafood on Main, 365-6800, Barnacle Bill’s Seafood on Webber, 923-5800., Barnacle Bill’s 5050 N. Tamiami Trail 355-7700.

BISTRO AT ISLAND’S END Beach Bistro’s more casual cousin. Selected one of Florida’s “Top 200” restaurants by Florida Trend, praised by Zagat Guide and voted Best Overall Restaurant by locals. “Gulf Coast Cookery” with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Jazz piano on weekends. Hours: 5:00p.m. — 10:00p.m. Bistro at Island’s End, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Island 779-2444. BRIDGE TENDER INN & DOCKSIDE BAR Specializing in fresh seafood, outstanding steaks and barbecue ribs; open 7 days. Live entertainment every evening, also Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Lively happy hour 3 — 6 p.m. in the bar. Sailboat dockage west via Marker 49. Casual/fine dining. Enjoy the best of both worlds. Hours: 11:30 a.m. — 2:00 a.m. 778-4849. DA GIORGIO RISTORANTE Offers authentic Italian cuisine. A big selection of wines from around the world will most certainly enhance your meal. Live entertainment with Luigi Toth, Tuesday through Saturday, contributes to the already pleasant atmosphere. Gift certificates available. Open Tue. - Sat. from 5-10p.m. 779-0220. THE WATERFRONT RESTAURANT Enjoy the biggest & most interesting breakfasts, lunches covering everything from mouthwatering seafood, salads to burgers, sandwiches of all kinds & sophisticated great value dinners. Dine outside on our deck overlooking Tampa Bay or our 1920’s Florida cottage dining room w/fireplace. 7 days a week 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 111 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Island (opposite City Pier) 778-1515

THE BIJOU CAFE Setting the standard for fine Continental dining in Sarasota since 1986, The Bijou Cafe is located in the Theatre and Arts District. Zagat Survey gives the Bijou its highest score for food and service and says “this Continental-New American “favorite” “never disappoints” thanks to chef-owner Jean-Pierre Knaggs’ “outstanding” menu of “divine” “classics” and the pampering of his “caring staff”. We offer an outstanding award winning wine list or as Wine Spectacular magazine calls it “among the best restaurants in the world for wine lovers”. Lunch and Dinner reservations 366-8111. DA RU MA Enter the exciting, fascinating and delicious world of Da Ru Ma, where expertly trained chefs perform feats of classic Teppan style cooking at your table. Along with traditional favorites, innovative combinations featuring sauteed shrimp, teriyaki steak, seafood, tempura, sushi and much more. Enjoy sunset specials with a breathtaking view of the bay. Open daily 5-10. At the Sarasota Quay, U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road. 951-2440. MARINA JACK Enjoy dining with spectacular views of Sarasota Bay! Our casual fine dining restaurant located on the second level features an award-winning menu prepared by Executive Chef Woody Levy featuring fresh gulf seafood, chargrilled steaks & pasta specials. From Oct. 18 thru Nov. 30 we will be featuring our Florida Stone Crab promotion. Beginning Nov. 3, we start our Fabulous Sunday Brunch 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more informtion call 3654232 or visit us at MOREL RESTAURANT

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

Enjoy sophisticated cuisine in one of Sarasota’s finest restaurants. A pleasant dining experience awaits you at Morel, where the cuisine is tantalizing and the service and atmosphere is warm and inviting. Well worth the trip! Centrally located with ample parking. Reservations suggested. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 4:30-9:30 p.m. 3809 S. Tuttle Ave., 927-8716. MUNROE’S For those beyond trends and power dining, Munroe’s is Sarasota’s mainstay. Enjoy sophisticated regional American cuisine, a global wine list and friendly, attentive service in a historic urban atmosphere. The upstairs jazz tavern offers live entertainment, late night appetizers and desserts, happy hour and full dinner menu. Chef-owned and operated. Valet parking. Hours: Dinner Mon.-Thur. 5:30-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10 p.m. Closed Sundays. Catering available. 316-0609.



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Around the World in 9 Days

Shirley and Arnold Fein made stops throughout Asia, discovering the hidden magic of several of its mystical cities on their around-theworld cruise.

Part 2




On the way - Rabaul On the way to the amazing cities of Asia we traveled down under to visit Sydney, Australia. As our ship sailed into this beautiful port, we were welcomed by the impressive harbor bridge (the widest and heaviest arch bridge in the world) and the famous Sydney Opera House that was perched like a precious jewel in a magical and regal setting. We enjoyed a lovely day of sightseeing, shopping and browsing in the numerous art galleries located in the colorful historic Rocks District of Sydney and in the evening attended a performance of Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” in the renowned opera house. Even though the exterior of this contemporary building, completed in 1973, is magnificent, the interior leaves much to be desired regarding design, comfort and convenience. After a brief visit in Brisbane, we moved on to experience Hayman Island, an exclusive luxurious island hideaway for the rich and famous. We also managed to fit in an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef, which, sadly, shows the negative effects of excessive exploitation. Before we arrived in Tokyo, Japan, our first amazing city of Asia, we enjoyed a short tour of Rabaul, a town in Papua New Guinea which is located about 100 miles northeast of Australia. Papua New Guinea has a long history of being abused and manipulated by many world powers. In addition, it was almost obliterated in World War II and decimated in 1994 by horrific volcanic eruptions. As we toured a portion of Rabaul, and drove over volcanic ash roads that had turned to mud during the rainy season, we could see pieces of roof, tips of autos and other rubble poking eerily from the mudflows that were evident all over the area. It was a weird sight to see. Their hardships aside, we found the people of Rabaul to be friendly and very happy to see visitors. With World-War-II big guns in the background, they welcomed us with an extraordinary program of tribal music and dance. They used large bamboo tubes as an instrument, which they slapped with their flip-flops they wore on their feet. Our very own G.WIZ hands-on science building, located in the former Selby Library here in downtown Sarasota, has a version of this interesting instrument. Check it out.

Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, a mega city of 12 million people, was in the midst of its cold winter weather when our ship docked in this land of the famous cherry blossom trees. However, the cold weather did not deter us from being part of a seven-hour comprehensive city tour. We wanted to see it all! Yoshi, our young and perky guide, greeted us with a cheery “Ohio,” which is good morning in Japanese. Our tour included shrines, temples, the famous Ginza shopping and theater district, numerous government buildings, including the national Diet (parliament). Yoshi took advantage of the time and as our bus crept along due to traffic, she filled our heads with facts, figures and a great deal of Japanese history and economics. After a delicious lunch in the Garden Restaurant in the New Oritani Hotel, which brought back fond memories of our first visit to Japan in 1973, we spent the remainder of the afternoon in the awesome Tokyo National Museum. This remarkable museum is comprised of many buildings that contain incredible exhibits. Traveling back to our ship we saw beautiful designer shops that exist side-by-side in perfect harmony among the multitudinous, small family-owned food stores and restaurants.

From top: Rabaul dancers in front of World War II Big Guns; salt manufacturing in Bangkok; Tokyo wholesale fish market; Rabaul native orchestra, bamboo pipes with chorus in background.

The executive chef of our ship offered to take any interested guests to the Tokyo wholesale tuna auction the following morning at 5:30 a.m. Arnold and I always look for the unusual when we travel and this invitation to the fish auction certainly sounded like a great adventure. It certainly was! Our 4 a.m. wakeup call jarred me out of a deep sleep and a beautiful dream. But it was time to rise and shine and visit the world famous Tsukiji Fish Market. I looked out of our balcony doors and saw the black of night with a heavy rain beating down. I wanted to go back to sleep, but I was determined to join our group of 40 hardy fellow travelers who were also going to see a bunch of fish in the middle of the night. No doubt stranger things have happened to other travelers. Please bear in mind that this is not a fish story of the unbelievable sort! We boarded our bus and arrived at 5 a.m. into another world. In order not to get in the way of the workers, Chef Peter organized us into groups of 10 and then we were on our own. We could hardly adjust to the cold inside this giant area where we had gathered. Just three days before, we were sweltering in the South Pacific. But it was wintertime in Japan, and happily, most of us were dressed in layers for this bone-chilling temperature. In addition, we actually walked on a thin film of ice that formed as the fishmongers washed the area to keep it clean. Kinetic activity of all descriptions was taking place in this enormous fish factory. People were shouting in Japanese; others shook their fists at us while driving around in small electric carts. We had to be very careful not to get run over. People from all over Japan come to this auction, which concentrates on large tuna, both fresh and frozen. We saw these enormous tunas set out and tagged, so that the prospective buyers could see what they were bidding on. These tunas weighed an average of 200 to 220 pounds. We actually saw one 200-pound fresh tuna sell for $20,000. Yes, $20,000 American dollars. Tuna is very valuable to the Japanese economy and the demand is great, especially for sushi. We returned to our ship for a late breakfast and it certainly was an adventure that we are glad we did not miss. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2C




From left: a decorated elephant greeted the ship in Cochin, India; statue in Peace Park, Nagasaki, Japan; Hong Kong skyline with famous Star Ferry; an Indian performer who came on board; famous floating market in Bangkok. Guess what the chef served for dinner that evening?

Nagasaki, Japan Traveling by bus in the ever-present cold rain and dampness, we visited both the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and the Peace Park, both locations dedicated to the destruction that rained upon this area when the world’s second atomic bomb was dropped here at 11:02 a.m. Aug. 9, 1945. Needless to say, our visit to their two monuments, built as symbols of the devastation, was morbid, controversial and gave new meaning to the phrase “mixed emotions.” The Atomic Bomb Museum was housed

in a very striking and attractive modern building. The variety of exhibits reflectednot only life before the bomb, but chilling extensive displays of photos and sizable graphics that depicted the power and force of the bomb. Yes, the bomb is part of history. Yet, here we are 58 years later and the debate still goes on regarding the moral justification, or lack thereof, for this act. We particularly noted that no where in this Atomic Bomb Museum was there any reference made to the part that the Japanese played in the entire horrific Pacific campaign. Our group continued on to pay our respects at the Peace Park to see the gigantic Buddha-like statue of peace that was built in 1955 and funded by donations collected worldwide. This imposing statue is 27


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Shanghai, China Arnold and I visited Shanghai in 1986 when this city was beginning to move away from the morally rigid Communist bureaucracy. Yet, at that time, Shanghai for the most part, was old style; people still wore drab-gray, Mao-inspired clothing and the bicycle was the general mode of transportation. How things have changed! Today, even though the Communist regime is alive and well and in spite of all its do’s and don’ts, Shanghai has managed to reinvent itself. This megalith of a city is burgeoning with an astonishing building boom that has created a vast new skyline of steel and glass skyscrapers; high-rise apartment buildings that dwarf the old-style smaller homes that are nestled in and among the new building; a new airport; updated new subway; and massive modern shopping centers. China has a population of 1.2 billion people, of which 16 million live in and around Shanghai. The thousands of bicycles that we saw during our visit in 1986, have given way to fancy automobiles such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes and late-model vans as well, resulting in massive traffic jams all over this vibrant city. Our Shanghai guide greeted us by saying that the weather was cold, but her heart was warm. She was so welcoming and cheery, we immediately knew that we would follow her down every alley and try to see her city through her eyes. After touring many beautiful Oriental temples and shrines, we walked through the ancient Jewish Quarter where thousands of Jewish people that escaped from Germany, Austria, and Poland settled and lived in comparative safety during World War II. We then proceeded to the Bund, a famous waterfront promenade along the Huang Pu River to see the wonderful European colonial architecture that is in direct contrast to the new glitz that is being built in Shanghai today. Space does not allow me to further explore how the majority of Shanghainese live today. We will move on and sail on to wonderful Hong Kong, one of my favorite cities in all the world.

Hong Kong At the outset of our extensive world cruise, I was thrilled to learn that Hong Kong was included in our lengthy itinerary. From previous trips to this vibrant city, we knew that Hong Kong was comprised of Hong Kong Island, a small portion of the Kowloon Peninsula and included many other islands as well. With a resident population of 7 million inhabitants, combined with approximately 11 million tourists arriving each year, it is easy to understand the busy over-crowded streets, the enormous amount of people shopping in this shoppers’ paradise and the ever-present traffic jams. Our ship docked not 20 feet away from the Ocean Terminal, a mega shopping arcade with upscale art galleries and design-

er shops to satisfy every taste. It was a heady experience to be so close to so much. To me, one of the most exhilarating sights in Hong Kong is seeing this kinetically charged city at dusk from the top of Victoria Peak, where the dazzling city lights create a virtual fairyland. Certainly a treat beyond description. History reminds us that Hong Kong was returned to the mainland China government in 1997 by Great Britain. In as much as Arnold and I have been here many times before, we anticipated great changes would be visible in this city after the 1997 transfer of power. Not so. We could not detect any major or dramatic consequences that Chinese rule might bring to this city and area. It seemed to all of us that this was still the old Hong Kong that we fell in love with many years ago. Evidently, mainland China was smart in not fixing “it” if “it” ain’t broke!

Bangkok, Thailand Many times on the way to a destination, the unexpected can happen and be a wonderful bonus to your travel experiences. This actually happened to us as we journeyed by air-conditioned bus (a treat in a tropical country) from the elegant Shangri La Hotel to explore one of the larger famous floating markets located about two hours from Bangkok. Also, as an added bonus, we realized that the bus trip would give us a glimpse of everyday Thai life along the way. And that’s just what happened! As our bus rolled along on a very interesting roadway, we noticed people raking high mounds of white stuff. We knew it wasn’t snow — it was 90 degrees. Actually, we had stumbled upon the ancient process for producing salt. We asked our guide, “What’s that?” He was hesitant to stop, as this newfound activity was not listed on his itinerary. We threatened a bus-mutiny and he graciously agreed to give us time at this spot. Needless to say, we spent about one hour at this salt site; cameras clicked away, and we learned that sea water is pumped into areas resembling rice paddies. Then it takes two to three months of hot weather to evaporate the water, leaving the salt behind to be raked into small individual piles to be prepared for further processing. When we returned to Bangkok, Arnold and I took a walk along the waterfront and happily discovered an extensive art exhibit in a large building that was bulging with magnificent Thai craft items of every size, subject and price range. Naturally, I could not resist and now a very colorful mask representing the exquisite Thai dancers lives in our condo here on Longboat Key.

Singapore We always enjoy ourselves in squeakyclean Singapore, a city of concrete, glass, freeways and mega shopping centers. However, as we walked through the Chinatown area of this lively city, where ancient rituals such as fortunetellers and Chinese medicine shops dominate the scene, we realized that old Singapore is alive




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From left: an Indian performer doing eyeball calisthenics; a local merchant in the old quarter of Cochin, India; St. Francis Church (Vasco da Gama), also in India. and well! Naturally, our group had to stop at the newly renovated famous Raffles hotel for a Singapore Sling, which can be intoxicating if you have too many. This drink was invented in this renowned hotel and named for Sir Stanford Raffles who arrived in 1819 and claimed the port for British business interests. Most of us were familiar with Singaporean law and its effectiveness. The rules are tough, but clear. For instance, jaywalkers pay a fine, littering carries a tough penalty and chewing gum is outlawed because of the expense to clean up after people. Smokers should be aware of not littering and involvement in drugs carries a death penalty. These rules and regulations may seem to most of us as a very cold approach to human foibles. Yet, on the other hand, anyone can walk anywhere in Singapore any time of day or night and never feel afraid.

Cochin, India At the beginning of our tour of Cochin, we traveled in small boats to see the famous ancient Chinese fishing nets that we had heard about during one of our pre-tour lectures on board our world cruise ship. In order to be productive, these cantilevered fishing nets have to be used during high tide. The engineers in our group were fascinated with the skill that was involved in working these nets. There was a great deal of local river traffic which greatly enhanced our experience. People waved and shouted “hello” from their boats as they passed by. After we completed our very worthwhile river tour, we

visited St. Francis Church, India’s oldest European built church where Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese explorer, was buried in 1524. (Note: His greatest claim to fame was that he was the first European to reach India by sailing around Africa.) Fourteen years after his burial in Cochin, his remains were transferred to Lisbon, Portugal, but his original tombstone was available for all of us to see. That same evening back on board our cruise ship, we were entertained by local Cochin performers that were dressed in dazzling costumes. They elaborated on some of their popular folkloric theater presentations, which they accomplished in pantomime. They did extraordinary movements with their hands and feet and one performer dazzled all of us with his “eyeball” calisthenics. It was so weird, it was beautiful! It was time to sail away and cruise the Indian Ocean to eventually reach South Africa, another wonderful surprise destination in our world cruise itinerary. More on that in Part 3 of my report. ❑

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Sabal Cove home sells for $1,375,000 Barbara E. and Joel B. Miller of Fort Lauderdale sold their home in the exclusive, 38-lot lakefront Sabal Cove for a subdivision record $1,375,000 during the first week in October. The buyers were Barry and Ralph Trine of Angola, Ind. The four-bedroom and four-bath home with a swimming pool is located at 3336 Sabal Cove Lane. The Millers built the home in 1997 after buying the property (lot 16 in block A) in January 1996 for $342,500.

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Prominent local investor and developer Hubert J. Steenbakkers of 192 N. Washington Drive, St. Armands Key, has made another million-dollar sale, this time in the north-Key Hideaway Bay subdivision. Steenbakkers sold the 22-year-old, 2,718-square-foot home at 773 Hideaway Drive (lot 9) to Karn VonkSchippers and her husband, Erik Vonk. Steenbakkers purchased the property only last April for $950,000.

Then Steenbakkers purchased two adjacent lots in Lido Shores at 1415 Westway Drive for $392,000 each, or a combined sum of $784,000. He acquired the property (lots 5 and 4A in block G of Lido C division of John Ringling Estates) from William E. and Sandra K. Ruppert, 460 Gulf of Mexico Drive. In a much larger transaction at nearby 1313 Westway Drive, Joan J. and Melvin M. Simmons sold their four-bedroom and five-bath home with swimming pool for $1,890,000 to Sole Investments LLC, 3420 Gulf Mead Drive, Siesta Key, Sarasota. The New Pass home was originally built in 1952.


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Jewfish Key An Irish couple, Joanna L. and Ron Holland from Baudon in County Cork, sold three lots on Jewfish Key (lots 1 to 3 of La Lenaire Isle) to the Doblin family from Winnetka, Ill., for $300,000. The property bears the address of 7160 Le Lenaire Drive on the platted but roadless isle. Arline and Morton Doblin acquired a fivesixths interest in the property while Lynne and Rick Doblin retain the remaining sixth.


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Vista, Sarasota, for $305,000. The home was built in 1968.

George H. Kao from Carbondale, Ill., paid $640,000 to Shirley and Fred Green of Commerce Township, Mich., for unit 1006 in phase I of the 74-unit Beaches of Longboat Key-South, 750 Longboat Club Road. The two-bedroom and two-bath apartment was created in 1984 when the Beaches was developed. Unit 1006 was last sold for $297,000 in November 1991. Also at the Beaches-South, Patricia M. Adams of Dunn Loring (a branch of Vienna), Va., sold her apartment 307 to Steven Malloy and Kathleen Harris for $575,000. The threebedroom and three-bath condo is 18 years old.

Harbour Oaks Holly Parker, together with Waugh and Lloyd Rich from Denver, purchased unit 201 in building 2 of the 56-unit Harbour Oaks, 2239 Harbourside Drive, from Eliot J. and Susan J. Charnas of Beechwood, Ohio, for $450,000. Parker acquired a 75% interest in the condominium while Waugh and Lloyd Rich received the remaining 25%. Built in 1984, the three-bedroom and three-bath apartment was last sold in April 1997 for $333,500.

Sleepy Lagoon Park Nancy Santacreu of Tampa sold the twobedroom two-bath home at 601 Norton St., in Sleepy Lagoon Park No. 2 to LHR Ventures LLC of 1003 Westway Drive, Lido Shores, Sarasota, for $422,000. This property last sold for $330,000 in May 2000.

Country Club Shores Patricia M. and Patrick R. Finnan bought their two-bedroom and two-bath home in unit V at 1150 Bogey Lane in Country Club Shores from Jean W. Greenlaw, 2186 Bahia

Real estate reports Wedebrock Real Estate Company — The company welcomes the following new sales agents: Tara Bolesta, Robert Huff, Marie Franklin-Paulins, Courtney Campbell, Marla Schmandt, Lowell Shoaf, Tim Strzelczyk, Marc Tuner and Missi Watkins. Michael Saunders & Co. — There have been a number of recent additions to the company. Judy Beck has joined the Longboat Key South office, utilizing her 12 years of experience as a Realtor in the Sarasota real estate market. She is a Judy Beck member of the Sarasota, and National Associations of Realtors. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., Beck has been a resident of Sarasota for more than 14 years. She has earned a bachelor’s of science degree from State University of New York.

Cedars West In a rather rare acquisition by the purchase of a tax deed, Georgia K. Hendrickson, 5655 Gulf of Mexico Drive, obtained title to the two-bedroom and two-bath apartment 206 in building A at the 56-unit Cedars West condominium, 5655 Gulf of Mexico Drive, for just $85,000. The apartment has a tax value of $336,379 by the Manatee County Property Appraiser’s Office. The condominium, built in 1975, was purchased from Barbara W. and Donald B. McDowell of Burnsville, Minn.

Cedars East In a single sale the 92-unit Cedars East Condominiums, Brian W. Marich, 5764 Ashton Lake Drive, Sarasota, sold his onebedroom and two-bath unit 9 in section 1 of Cedars East to Margaret J. and Kenneth W. Kelley, 505 59th St., Holmes Beach, for $188,000. The condominium, located at 617 Cedar Court, was built in 1988 and last sold for $120,000 in February 1999.

Transaction misfiled There was a sale at Continental Sea Club I, 4141 Gulf of Mexico Drive, located just over the county line on the Manatee County side of Longboat Key which was erroneously recorded at the Sarasota County Clerk’s Office at the Sarasota Courthouse. In the transaction, Douglas Gordon’s Sea Bird Beach Resort Inc., 3465 Gulf of Mexico Drive, sold its unit 27 to M-P Enterprises Inc. of Dearborn, Mich., for $240,000. The one-bedroom and one-bath apartment was built in 1960. 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. ❑

She is a member of the United States Association of Ballroom Dancing and Tiger Bay Club and has served on the board of directors in Mapleloft subdivision. The Palmer Ranch office also has recent additions: Linda Bastian and Sue Duffy. Both Sarasota residents, they specialize in residential property sales and have been recognized as top producers. Bastian has been a Realtor and brokerassociate for 12 years. She also has achieved the Graduate of the Realtor® Institute professional designation. Duffy has been a Realtor and broker for more than 20 years and is a member of the Sarasota Association of Realtors. She was a broker in New Jersey and managed a branch office for 12 years. Also, John McMahon, CRS, Main Street office Realtor, donated an original photograph to the Sarasota Firefighters’ Association’s Sept. 11 auction. The high bidder purchased his photo of the World Trade Center, taken from a helicopter in 1988, for $5,000. — Lusya Sullivan




Store around the corner

Ship ‘n’ Shore Cruises 5390 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 102 Longboat Key • 383-1847

63 Million


Favorite movie: “A New Leaf” is Werger’s favorite movie.

SOLD in 2000 & 2001! What you like best about this area?: The answer is simple — “The beach.” What you like least?: “The traffic” is her reply.



Hobbies: “Travel, of course,” says Werger. Best business advice ever received: “Treat your customers like you would like to be treated yourself,” she shares.

Team in Florida! in 2000!


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If you could reincarnate, what would you be?: If Werger were to reincarnate, she’d come back as Hillary Clinton. — Lusya Sullivan

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.

Lusya Sullivan

Manager Anita Werger has been with Ship ‘n’ Shore Cruises since it opened in September 1995. Owner: It’s owned by an English corporation, which is part of “My Travel” group. Employees: It is managed by Anita Werger. Jim Galloway is Werger’s assistant, as well as her significant other, but he laughingly refers to himself as her “lackey.”


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

When established?: “We opened in September 1995,” says Werger. Hours: It is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and by telephone only from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Type of establishment: “We’re part of the largest travel agency around the world. We specialize in cruises and luxury tours. Our company has a policy of lowest-price guarantee on all product,” says Werger, and she adds, “We specialize in Alaska.” Most expensive package: “Around the world cruises,” says Werger. They range from $20,000 to $180,000. Least costly package: “One-night Regal cruise for $59,” she says. Web site: Favorite book or author: “My favorite author is James Michener,” she says. “I love his books — ‘Hawaii’ ... ‘Alaska.’ They’re novels about destinations, historical novels.”

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FRONT- Small exclusive enclave tucked into

almost an acre with spectacular views of the Gulf, Big Pass, South Lido, the bayou and sunsets. $1,995,000. BAYFRONT - S. LBK - Dock your boat at home when you build on this sailboat deep waterfront lot with unparalleled views. $1,499,000.


$245,900 - LONGBOAT KEY - DON’T RENT - Have your

4BR/4BA plus den & family room, 3800 sq. ft. Features include very open plan w/high ceilings, caged pool & spa. Quality, spacious kitchen, ceramic floors, marble master bath & outdoor cook center. $1,449,000.

BOATER’S DELIGHT - BAY ISLES Over 4000 sq. ft. on deep water canal overlooking Cranes Bayou. 3BR/5.5BA, plus wine cellar and hobby room. Features include granite kitchen, marble baths, high ceilings, elevator, private patio/pool area and oversized garage. $1,329,000.

LBK CLUB - PANORAMIC BAY VIEW On the water in Queens Harbor w/boat dock, 3800 sq. ft. 2 story maintenance free home. Features include 1st level master bedroom, Travertine floors, 20’ ceilings, granite kitchen, marble bath, built-in office, large pool & spa. $1,895,000.



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.


Endless water views - club suite with all of the fabulous amenities of the Longboat key Club. Excellent income! $259,000.

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


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.

SEA GATE – Spectacular southwest corner - sunrise to sun-

set views - see city lights, dolphins in the Gulf, 180˚ view of everything! 2 bedrooms, furnished, large balcony. Close to shopping, restaurants. $699,000.

3BR/2BA, 60 ft. dock w/2 lifts overlooks waterway & preserve. Updated kitchen opens to family room and pool area. 1st level bonus room & storage. $879,900.

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

Under construction, one of a kind villa, 3BR/3.5BA, with panoramic golf course lake views.Many upgrades including pool & spa, granite kitchen & ceramic floors. $799,000.

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

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. 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.

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

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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 Renovation of incredible quality will make this home a flagship on Bird Key. Wonderful bay views, open floor plan, media room, spacious patio & protected boat dockage....$2,800,000. 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 31 2

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

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How many years have you played tennis? “I started playing tennis when I was in high school in Wisconsin,” Ross says. After she moved to Manhattan and began a busy musical career, her leisure time was limited. “It was really after I moved here five years ago that I got back into it,” she explains. “At the moment I don’t have a club affiliation but I do play a lot at Bird Key.” Despite a knee injury for which she wears a brace while playing, Ross plays at least two or three times a week.

doubles and am able to help my partner win the match,” says Ross. “I feel a responsibility to help us win.” When playing doubles, Ross says, “I like to be aggressive — come close to the net.”

What is your best stroke-serve, backhand, etc.? With a chuckle Ross says, “It has to be my backhand down the line. I kind of hold my arm funny and people don’t know what I’m going to do. They are just not prepared for the shot.”

Who is the person you’d most like to meet on the court? For Ross the answer is simple: “The person I would most like to meet on the court is anyone who really enjoys playing tennis.” Pete Sampras is a player she admires for his calm, steady game and the fact that “he knows what he has to do and does it.”

What’s your specialty — singles, doubles? “I love them both — I just love tennis,” Ross emphasizes. “I really don’t play singles that much, but I love the challenge of singles.”

What’s your funniest flub-up? “Well, my kids call me ‘Crazy Little Mama.’ They say I am liable to do most anything,” Ross smiles. Thinking a minute she adds, “I know I have had lots of them and many have had to do with scores. I just don’t keep score very well.”

Longboat Key Tennis Center Fall Men’s Singles Tuesday, Oct. 22 Quarters: Rudy Meissner def. Mel Taub, 6-2. David Rothgaber def. Alan Thompson, 6-3. Mike Knee def. John Beeman, 6-2. Andy Thoms def. Steve Johnson, 6-3. Semis: David Rothgaber def. Rudy Meissner, 6-4. Andy Thoms def. Mike Knee, 6-3. Finals: Andy Thoms def. David Rothgaber, 6-4. 3rd Place: Rudy Meissner def. Mike Knee, 6-4.

Longboat Key Club 18 Holers Ladies 2 Person Scramble — Tuesday, Oct. 22 1st Flight 71.1 Barbara Brizdle, Sheri Lublin 2nd Flight 85.6 Carol Zindel, Margaret Roberts

Longboat Key Club Dora Walters

Lee Dougherty Ross Bird Key Yacht Club

What kind of racquet do you use? Ross says, “I have been pretty consistent with my choice of racquets. It usually has been a Prince and a Viper.”

self “pretty consistent” on the courts, Ross adds, “I really would love to be able to hit better strategy shots.”

What is one thing you would like to improve? “Everything,” laughs Ross. Calling her-

What is your most glorious moment in a match? “I feel most elated when I am playing

Do you have tips or advice for other players? “Who, me?” Ross quips. “For me to give advice would be laughable.” But she quickly adds: “Enjoy every moment you are able to play. That is a gift in itself.” What do you like most about playing in the area? Ross response was quick and brief: “The people and the Har-Tru courts.” — Dora Walters

Looking For a Realtor Who Will Earn Your Trust? Look No Further......... Inn on the Beach 2BR deluxe Suite. NW Orientation.

Men’s Golf Association Two Best Balls Of Foursome Wednesday, Oct. 23 1st Place 16 David Walker, Bob Goree, Emmett Weber, Louis Sanandres 2nd Place 15 Joe Curl, Sam Seager, Les Jacobs, Peter Tracy 3rd Place 11 Fred Smith, Bob McCarthy, Bob Hulderman, Karl Maggard (tie) Everett Behrendt, Noel Siegel, Michael Eisenstadt, Donald Kress

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Direct Bayfront Location Endless views to the northwest from this Bayou protected home. Enjoy single-level living from this magnificent, spacious 5BR/4.5BA retreat. Features a gourmet kitchen detailed w/granite and wood as well as sliders opening to the private outdoors. Deep water dockage available w/home. Current dock in place w/jet ski floats. Available for $2,699,000

Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 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

Sophisticated European home located in the exclusive Longboat Key Club Bayou Section. features include large built-in unit in open living room, kitchen w/granite counter tops and marble floor. Summer kitchen on private patio next to pool. Dockage already in place w/boat lift. Call for price.

Passive Programs: • Duplicate Bridge: 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Special Event: • Halloween Pizza Party: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 Upcoming Event: • AARP 55/Alive Mature Driving Class: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 12 and 13; pre-registration required.

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Regent Place Islandside Private living behind the gate of the Longboat Key Club. Open views to the beach and Sarasota skyline. Desirable southern exposure views from this very tastefully appointed in the sky. Unit boasts over 3,500 sq. ft. and 3BR.3.5BA. Also includes a 2-car garage. Please call me for amenity list and price.

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Casarina, Siesta Key Designer decorated unit boasts gulf frontage. Tiled foyer, airy interior, light and bright. Rec room, very nice custom blinds, spacious bedrooms, Extra-large closets, 2 BR/2 baths. Washer/dryer. Clubhouse, community swimming pool/spa, turnkey. Covered under building parking. REDUCED $615,000 Bay views & boat dock A small enclave of five homes. One of a kind on the whitest sand known to us here in Florida. Large living area with 3BR/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

Bay Isles New Premier Residence Marvelous elevation with meticulous detail, 6000 sq. ft. under roof. Bay views on deep sailboat water. A Sotheby’s Selection. $3,500,000

Completely Renovated! Four 2 bedroom, 2 bath units located on Lido Beach. Steps to the white sugar sand and walking distance to St. Armands Circle. Could be rented weekly during season or yearly with tenants in place. Coin-op washer and dryer available for the tenants. Room for a pool. Please call for further details. Available for $879,000

New Listing - The Penthouse At En Provence Nothing on the island can compare to this astounding 6000 square foot direct gulf front home in the sky. $8,100,000


Harbor Acres Waterfront Estate - Gated Mediterranean residence on 3/4 acres of exquisite grounds. On protected deep water. A Sotheby’s Selection. $4,500,000


Price Reduction On Bay Isles Harbor Homesite - 130 feet on deep sailboat water. $1,395,000

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Golf Gambits

Golfers return for season with questions I can tell the golf season is gradually returning to our local golf venues. The reason: I have been asked to answer many more questions submitted by readers in the past two weeks than the previous two months. I’ll try to do the best I can by responding to a few in this column. Q. How is the speed of a green actually measured? A. The speed of a green can be determined by the use of a Stimpmeter. That instrument is a 36inch-long metal bar with a V-shaped groove down its length and a small notch 6 inches from one end. The ball-release notch is designed so that a ball will start to roll when the Stimpmeter is raised to an angle of approximately 20 degrees. The following steps are then used: (1) Using a relatively flat surface of green, three balls are successively rolled down the Stimpmeter and the average distance they rolled is measured. Under normal conditions the balls will usually come to rest within a few inches of each other. (2) The procedure is then repeated in the opposite direction. The average of these two series is the speed of the green. Stimping greens provides the maintenance crew with the means of achieving uniformity for all the greens on a course. For championship play on the men’s professional level, greens typically run between 10 and 12 feet. For daily routine membership play, greens customarily run 8 to 9, depending on the contours of the green.

It was gratifying to see the Black Course take its place on the world stage of outstanding championship venues, and I have every expectation that the 2009 sequel will build on the energy and excitement of the truly great sporting event we experienced this past June.” Imagine, anyone can play on a course used for the most prestigious golf tournament in the United States by simply telephoning a reservation and paying $36. You’ll be amazed at the course’s scenery and condition, and the manner in which this great public facility is run and maintained. Do it! 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. ❑

HAL Lenobel

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 Special events: • Who’s B.O.B.: Men’s at 3:30 p.m.: • Men: Tues., Thurs., Sat. • Women: Mon., Wed., Fri. • Mixed: 3:30 p.m. Sun.

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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WATERFRONT ELEGANCE Custom built, 2-story contractor’s own home w/4860 sq. ft. of living area. Magnificent view of Manatee River. Pool, dock, exercise room, home theater, gourmet kitchen. Dorothy Cook. 383-5577. #222439.......................................$1,950,000


Q. If you pick up a ball and go to the next tee after hitting two or three balls in the water, what score should I put down on the scorecard for handicap purposes? A. When a player starts, but does not finish a hole, or in match play is conceded a stroke, and he wants to post a score for handicap purposes, he should post a “most likely score.” The most likely score consists of the number of strokes the player has already taken plus, in his best judgment, the number of strokes he would need to complete the hole from that spot more than half the time. Only the player knows what the most likely score for a hole would be. It is a judgment call based on his game, how he hits it, and if he can make those putts. Hence, if you pick up on a hole in order to speed up play, remember to write down your most likely score for that hole. As a result you will have an acceptable score for handicap purposes.

UNIQUE PRIVATE ISLAND Discover this 2400 sf +/- residence with unparalleled views. Custom with lots of glass, cypress, and cedar. 70 ft dock. 10 minute access to mainland. Anne Miller. 778-2246. #83986......................................................................................................................................................................$1,950,000 LONGBOAT KEY Weston Point, featuring 15 outstanding homes, with private dock 3BR/3.5BA, vaulted ceilings, all white kitchen & granite counters, pool, separate guest house, gated community. 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-5 or 6 BR/4.5BA and a separate apartment with kitchen. >3800 sf on ~ 1/4 acre. Duane Henderson. 727-2800. #221877.............................................................................................$949,900 EMERALD HARBOR HAS IT ALL One of LBK's most sought after locations on LBK's widest canals. 3BR/2BA home in immaculate condition. Pool, deep water, 40ft dock, deeded beach access & more! John McCormick. 383-5577. #222942...................................................................................$684,500 ST ARMANDS TREASURE Beautifully landscaped 3BR/3BA home w/recently updated kit, bath & more. Warm tropical feel of "Old" FL on quiet side of cir. Spacious great room. Duane Henderson. 727-2800. #217904.................................................................................................................................$564,900 LIDO BEACH GULF VIEW Updated & remodeled 6th floor 2BR/2BA. Northwest view of Gulf. Kitchen opens to dining room. Newer light tiles & berber carpet. Mirrored living room walls enhance beauty of view. Dee Dee Burke. 383-5577. #223952...................................................$549,000 CHARMING HOME-BAYVIEWS Longboat Village-2BR, den, family room, 2 car garage and out building. REDUCED! Call today. Mary Wickersham or Cindy English. 383-5577. #221046......................................................................................................................................................$540,000 DEEP WATER CANAL Updated 3BR/2BA open plan. Resurfaced pool, 55' dock, 7000 lb lift. Custom cabinets, new windows, new roof & spectacular view. Joan Oliszewski. 795-3000. #83965........................................................................................................................................................$539,900 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.........$549,000 SPANISH MAIN YACHT CLUB Upgraded 2BR/2BA villa with views of the lake. Imported Italian tile, custom kitchen, appliances. New wiring, plumbing and much more. Cathy Meldahl. 383-5577. #222922......................................................................................................................................................$339,000 OWN A PIECE OF LONGBOAT Elevated home 2BR/2BA. Two decks, vaulted ceilings, storage downstairs. Partially furnished. Enjoy Longboat Village. Close to community dock. Cindy English or Mary Wickersham. 383-5577. #227075...............................................................................................$330,000 SPANISH MAIN VILLAGE Beautifully updated 2BR/2BA in great area. Community has great marina and boat docks. Friendly neighborhood. Fantastic condo. Peggy Henger. 383-5577. #227417.......................................................................................................................................................$232,500

Q. What is the difference between a “marker,” a “referee” and an “observer,” in golf terms? A. A “marker” is a person who is appointed by the committee to record a competitor’s score in stroke play. He may be a fellow competitor, but he is not a referee. A “referee” is one who is appointed by the committee to accompany players to decide questions of fact and apply the Rules. He shall act on any breach of a Rule which he observes or is reported to him. A “referee” should not attend the flagstick, stand at or mark the position of the hole, or lift the ball or mark its position. An “observer” is one who is appointed by the committee to assist a “referee” to decide questions of fact and to report to him any breach of a Rule. An “observer” should not attend the flagstick, stand at or mark the position of the hole, or lift the ball or mark its position. Q. I read somewhere that Sam Snead never won a U.S. Open. Is that true? A. True. Snead never won a U.S. Open title despite having played in the event 31 times, between 1937 and 1977. Snead is the only non-winner to have competed in 30 or more Opens. The other men to have played in 30 or more Opens, all having won at least once, are Raymond Floyd, Hal Irwin, Tom Kite, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gene Sarazen.

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


Cathy Meldahl Branch Manager

Helen Bradshaw

Dee Dee Burke

Tennie Capps

Dorothy Cook

Cindy English

Vera Freeman

Jack McCormick

Sharon Oper

Bill Greene

Peggy Henger

John Preskenis

Mary Wickersham


Q. Is it true that a golf ball was found in the South Tower of the World Trade Center after the Tower’s destruction? A. Yes. An ex-fireman, John Caputo, found a golf ball amid the wreckage at Ground Zero. It turned out to be a golf ball from an office in the South Tower. The retired firefighter donated the ball to the USGA Museum where it is now displayed ••• Good news, the U.S. Open will return to Bethpage State Park in 2009. This means that the Open will have been played on Long Island three times in this generation. In 2006, the tournament will return to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. It is almost indisputable that Long Island has become the hub of golfdom in the United States. David Fay, the executive director of the USGA, said, “The Open at the Black Course was a resounding success in every respect, including the smooth and effective partnership we enjoyed with the State of New York.

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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 $760,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 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. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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

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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.

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. •



Curious Collector

Collecting Tiffany is classic investment Take a look around your familiar home — there’s a strong sculpture of “favrile” glass are considered among the greatest chance you may own a piece of Tiffany, and if you’re very, very pieces of glass art ever produced. They are signed Tiffany lucky, it may be a fine Tiffany lamp of leaded glass from the early Studios, New York. There are many more recent Tiffany-style 20th century or even a set of fine silver flatware, either received copies produced which are pale shadows of the real thing, and as a wedding present or inherited through the family. Not so for- in the opinion of the authors, not worth buying. If you want the tunate but more likely, is that you will find small items, such as American Art Glass look that is genuine, search for the lesser wristwatches, pens or pencils, key chains, compacts makers of the period such as Handel, Pierpont, or silver trophies. Look as well through your jewelJefferson and Pittsburgh — also beautiful and they ry box for engagement rings, coins, bracelets and continue to appreciate in value. Although Tiffany necklaces. On the least expensive side (at least in Studios ended production in 1938, Tiffany and the resale market) are corporate-type gifts such as Company is still active throughout the world, as a glass bowls and engraved glass paperweights. publicly owned company with many outlets. To this day, Tiffany and Company enjoys a During the 1980s, Paloma Picasso, daughter of worldwide reputation for the best American-made Pablo Picasso, began designing jewelry for Tiffany. quality and design. The company began as Tiffany Her innovative modern designs in gold and silver and Young in 1837 on Broadway in New York are still available and still much in demand. City, founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. The sterling flatware patterns such as the shell COBIN Young. Tiffany & Young was the first American thread design from 1871 have been classics for BONIUK many years and continue to be made. The company to adapt 925 parts of 1,000 silver as the standard for sterling. In 1853, Charles Tiffany Audubon pattern is the most popular today — and assumed full control and the name became Tiffany and features flower buds, leaves and branches of Japanese revival Company. design. Vintage hollowware (sterling silver bowls, candlesticks During the Civil War, Tiffany produced swords and surgical and serving pieces) are still produced, but if you can afford a vininstruments for the Union Army. Recipients of the swords tage piece from 1880 through 1930, you will own an art work included Generals Grant and Sherman, as well as Admiral that current Tiffany pieces do not hold a candle to in style, Farragut. Other notable designs in the 19th century include sil- workmanship, beauty and investment potential. verware shown at the Paris Exposition and revision of the Great The Tiffany setting for engagement rings was patented as a Seal of the U.S. in 1885. Look at the back of a one-dollar bill design to allow light to pass under the diamond and make the — it still shows this design. A more recent Tiffany design is that stone appear more brilliant. A diamond engagement ring from for the Super Bowl Trophy first awarded in 1967. Tiffany can include a diamond of the highest grade — it also Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 to 1933), son of Charles, demands the highest prices. There is always an argument about formed his own firm called Tiffany Glass Company (later whether buying the Tiffany name will pay off in the long run in Tiffany Studios). The most admired Tiffany lamps and glass the increased value for the solitaire — it is not clear yet, because

a similar design is in widespread use. Other vintage pieces of the 1920s and 1930s have certainly greatly appreciated in value. Summing up — Tiffany represents the greatest in American glass, silver and jewelry design. We hope that some of our readers are fortunate enough to own one or more pieces from this wonderful American store. ❑

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Republican U.S. House Dist. 13 candidate Katherine Harris, Nathan Lipson and Ivy Causo

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Republicans pack house to hear their candidates BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

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There wasn’t a vacant seat in the Sarasota Yacht Club dining room at the Oct. 24 meeting of the Longboat Key Republican Club. Guest speakers were Republican candidates Katherine Harris, seeking the U.S. House Dist. 13 seat, and Lisa Carlon, seeking re-election to the state Senate Dist. 21 seat. Both spoke briefly about their goals and objectives. Presiding at the meeting was club President Dick Van Horne. ❑

Don and Nancy Osmon with Dr. Naso Dzongowski, center

CLUB LONGBOAT - Popular tennis & beach community newly renovated. Light, bright and sunny w/two large terraces overlooking tennis & peaks of the gulf. 8 Har-Tru courts, 2 pools & spa plus friendly social clubhouse & fitness center. $469,000. Jerry Thompson 552-3966

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GRAND BAY - Longboat luxury condo on the bay w/wrap-around balcony with fabulous views. Among the fine amenities included are 3BR?3.5BA & custom details throughout. $1,398,000. Steve Kadetz 809-2023

Barbara Conrad and President Dick Van Horne

Al and Doris Hixon with Marshall Nelson

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Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent and Stanley Macbeth

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Tennis captains volley over lunch BY DORA WALTERS Senior Editor

The Longboat Key Club tennis team captains participating in the Sarasota County Senior Men’s Tennis League met for an informal start-of-the-season luncheon at the club Oct. 25. Players from the The Longboat Key Club have organized 11 teams to play in the league. There are four teams of players of ages in the 60s; four teams of 70s; two teams of 75s and one team of players over 80. The season begins Nov. 4 and continues through March. ❑

Chuck Barancik and Aldo Massara

Jerry Schneider, Bob Berns and David Banholzer

Paul Mortell and Ian Sharp

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Above: Eric Orne and Bill Levine; left: Allan Bergman

WEATHER STATISTICS AND TIDES Sun., Oct. 20 Mon., Oct. 21 Tues., Oct. 22 Wed., Oct. 23 Thurs., Oct. 24 Fri., Oct. 25 Sat., Oct. 26

High Temp. 85 89 87 88 88 88 88

Low Temp. 71 72 74 74 73 72 74

Record High 93 (1996) 94 (1985) 92 (1996) 95 (1996) 96 (1996) 91 (1991) 90 (1985)

Record Low 56 (1989) 59 (1989) 59 (1992) 56 (1992) 55 (1990) 55 (1990) 59 (1983)

Humidity 73% 76% 71% 74% 73% 62% 62%

Rainfall 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 TRACE 0.00 0.00

Thurs., Oct. 31 Fri., Nov. 1 Sat., Nov. 2 Sun., Nov. 3 Mon., Nov. 4 Tues., Nov. 5 Wed., Nov. 6

Morning Tides High Low 8:12 2:56 9:33 3:59 10:39 4:55 11:43 5:44 11:24p 6:33 11:52p 7:21 (none) 8:13

Evening Tides High Low 10:02 3:53 10:19 4:35 10:36 5:10 10:59 5:42 12:44 6:11 1:49 6:36 3:04 6:58

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Month-to-date Average Water 2002 2001 Temp.: 78 2.30 3.65 in.


Moon phases: First Qtr. Nov. 11


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Pete and Molly Brzica and Paul Cramer


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A gala evening Oct. 26 at the Bird Key Yacht Club marked the official completion of the club’s 18-month design and renovation program. A highlight of the evening was the unveiling of a compass rose, the centerpiece of the new bar and sundeck complex. According to Commodore Jamo Powell, the compass rose is made of a variety inlaid woods and has the four main (and accurate) compass points. Committee Chairman Barry Thomson added, “The goal was to open up the bar and sundeck area to maximize the magnificent view.” ❑ Ann Williams, Bob and Dottie Garner

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Deal us in

Who is at fault? As so often happens at the duplicate table, North and South were bickering over the bids, the bad contract and the bad result. Each was blaming the other. The contract of four spades can be made with the lead of the diamond queen but with the routine lead of the heart four, South is down one, losing a spade, a heart and two clubs. Many players open one diamond with the West hand, which eliminates a reverse and will bid clubs on the second round. South is twice warned that the club king is worthless. This style of bidding finds a four-four fit more readily. When North makes his free bid of three spades, he is saying that he has a little something, but remember that I have passed twice. South should pass the three-spade bid unless he has 19-20 high-card points. This hand shows that it is not productive to bicker over results at the table. This kind of conduct is unethical and usually results in poor play during the play of the next few boards due to too much thinking about a past result. South makes his contract with the diamond lead. The fact that this West player led the four of hearts made our bickering South go down one. One has no control of an unusual lead by an opponent.

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.”


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West ♠A5 ♥43 ♦ Q J 10 4 ♣AQJ96

North ♠J982 ♥J985 ♦K92 ♣73

South ♠ K Q 10 7 4 3 ♥ A 10 ♦A5 ♣K42

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Brand New 4BR -4.5BA, elevator, leisure + den, pool, spa, 2nd from the bay. $2,775,000 BIRD KEY - Just finished 4BR/3.5BA, 3,700 sq. ft. of first floor living. Outside kitchen, pool, spa, dock. $2,195,000 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Under construction 3BR Suites, 3.5BA, elevator, family/media room. Unique design, pool, spa, dock. 4 car garage. $2,295,000 BIRD KEY - 2 story, floating staircase, 5BR/5.5BA, family room. Home theater, pool, spa, dock. $2,875,000 BEHIND THE GATES - of the Longboat Key Club home sits on protected boat basin with a 175’ of seawall featuring 4BR/4BA, huge kitchen, screened lanai, pool and spa which make the perfect home for entertaining. $1,725,000 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Bayfront lot 20,000+ sq ft. Build your dream house. $2,195,000 BIRD KEY - New garden home - 3-4BR/3BA, pool & spa. Outside kitchen. Fantastic open design. $1,195,000 BIRD KEY - Extrodinary sunset views enjoyed from almost every room of the Mediterranean 4BR/5BA residence. Covered lanai leads to heated pool, spa and docks directly on the bay. $3,195,000 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - 3rd in from bay Deep water, 3BR/2BA, immaculate condition, beautifully maintained & updated. $885,000 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES- New construction 2nd in from bay 4BR/5.5BA open kit & family room on 1.5 lots with 180’ of seawall. $2,750,000

East ♠6 ♥KQ762 ♦8763 ♣ 10 8 5

The Bidding: West 1C 2C Pass All Pass

North Pass Pass 3S

East 1H Pass Pass

South Dbl 2S 4S

Opening lead: 4♥ 2. Claire Brinn and Mary Jane Hibbs 3. Carolyn Allworth and David Taylorson MERRILL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Thursday, Oct. 24 North-South 1. Vivian and Gene Michaels 2. Dorrie and Lee Rosenberg 3. Carol Fox and Joyce Gidwitz East-West 1. Barbara Jacobs and Ilene Baruch 2. Elton Yasuna and Hank Airth 3. Lucetta Ganley and David Taylorson Duplicate games are held at 1 p.m. Tuesday and at 11 a.m. Thursday (bring a sandwich) at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center. Call Larry Auerbach at 758-2017 for additional information. ❑

Chris McDevitt

We Have Sold 5 Country Club Shores Homes This Summer. Virtual Tour go to:

388-2331 10312

LONGBOAT KEY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Tuesday, Oct. 22 North-South 1. Posy Potter and Esther Wilson 2. Vivian and Gene Michaels 3. Evelyn Maurer and Jerry Isaacs East-West 1. Bob Schaefer and Tim Lesnik

Selling Sarasota Successfully!

Dealer: West Vulnerable: North-South

TOLL FREE • 877-589-7979



• 80 - 100 homes sold each year • $25 million in annual sales • Professional full-time staff • 80% repeat/referral business

LIDO BEACH 1940’s Bungalow close to Lido Beach and St. Armands Circle. Charming 3 bedroom, 3 bath pool home to live in or build your dream home on this beautiful waterfront lot. Spectacular sunsets and a 30 foot private dock built in 2000. $1,300,000


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RE/MAX PROPERTIES 2000 Webber Street Sarasota, FL 34239

WAGNER REALTY Rental Division

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

For knowledgeable & experienced Real Estate Services Call Ann at 941-356-7717

Michael Saunders & Company 10312


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


BAY ISLES HARBOR - Charming Mediterranean style newly renovated home. Wide water view, dock and lift. Split plan. Caged pool and outdoor kitchen. Gracious living in an incomparable location. $2,249,000. Furnished SUNSET VISTA - A real beach house. Located gulf front on one of Longboats Key’s most beautiful estate sites. Approximately 1.2 acres. Spacious rooms, 5 bedrooms, separate private guest suites, gulf side pool and spa. Wide, sandy, walking beach. Could be family compound or site for new home. $3,900,000 THE RESORT AT LONGBOAT KEY CLUB - Great income producing club suite. End unit with extra large deck. Enjoy a personal vacation in a 4 star luxury resort and leave your property to outstanding management while you are away. $209,000. LAKEWOOD RANCH - Have it all with this big family home. Breathtaking golf course and water views. Gated community. Five bedroom plus hobby or play room. Three car garage. Pool, spa, neutral decor and quality upgrades. $735,000. GATED LANDMARK ISLAND ESTATE Spectacular vistas of sparkling azure waters of Sarasota Bay. Beautifully appointed residence offers master suite with fireplace, study and gym. Three guest suites. Four car garage. Terraced bay side disappearing edge pool with cabana and kitchen. Protected Dockage. $3,200,000. LONGBOAT KEY CLUB - Regent Place desirable “A” plan. Beach front corner with wrap around terraces. Views of the gulf, sunset, sunrise, bay and golf course. Three bedrooms plus office. Luxurious community amenities. Space and privacy of a single family home. $2,995,000.

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Adult Care PRIVATE MENNONITE caregiver/companion, 25/yrs. experience w/kindness and compassion. In my home or yours. 356-4211. EXPERIENCED CNA for seniors. Very flexible hours, open for live-in position. References. 697-1095. LIVELY ENGLISH lady offers caregiving services to clients wishing to get out and about. Anne, 941-485-4032. PRIVATE CONTINUING CARE. Centrally located. Experience with late stage Alzheimers. Complete references. Call Paul Fitzpatrick, M.A. 756-5084.


Alterations/Upholstery 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. ISLAND UPHOLSTERY. Furniture, cushions, etc. Repair and restoring antiques. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates! 778-4335. ZYBS UPHOLSTERY. Sofas, boat cushions, corner borders. chairs and slip covers. Free estimates. Free pick-up and delivery. (941) 924-6949.


Auto Sales & Service 1997 DODGE Caravan, 7/passenger, automatic, A/C, tilt wheel, cruise control, 89K/mi. $4900. 383-4146. BUICK 1991 Park Avenue, 4/door, Champagne exterior & leather interior, all power, 92K/mi., w/w, n/s, $3500. 383-8339.

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Boat Slips for Rent/Sale

A CLASSIC CAR for a classic person. 1978 LONGBOAT MOORINGS, 68/ft. boat slip, Rolls Royce, Silver Shadow II, 4/door, L-7. Great location and bay views. $225,000. black, carnelian interior. $18,000. 373-0499/ 850-231-5290. daytime and 755-6088/eves./weekends. LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 60/ft. boat slip. 1997 CADILLAC Catera, 38K/mi., under Seasonal, $19.00 per foot. Monthly $23.00 warranty, $11,000. Please call 371-0188, per foot. Yearly $16.50 per foot, plus electricity and sales tax. 383-2025/504-1232. leave message.

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Business Opportunities

EXPERT HOUSECLEANING by Brazilian RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer. ARE YOU looking for a home base ladies. Reliable. Excellent references. Drive your car to the North and back. business? Does $10K to $20K per month Please call 351-5950 or 504-5309. References. 941-778-5381. interest you? 1-800-754-0099. ✓ CLEANING SERVICE. Offices, residents AUTO TRANSPORT state to state. Insured, Caregiver/Companion & yards. Responsible work guaranteed. professional, N/S driver w/clean record. Reasonable rates. References available. EUROPEAN LADY available P/T-F/T for Excellent references. Clarice & Gomes, (941) 545-5325. private care, cooking and cleaning. Home 927-8339 or 747-8521. Health Aide Certified. Cheerful, loving,  HELPING HANDS  Cook, cleaner, intelligent & reliable. References. 923-0115 errands, delivery and elder care. Reliable & Boat Charter or 545-4766. trustworthy. 941-650-3083. CHITWOOD CHARTERS, Grand Banks/ CNA/HHA SEEKS night shift preferably. Selene Yachts. Luxury Cruises, Sunsets, Will prepare sensible meals. References.  RESPONSIBLE FEMALE is available to clean your home. References. $15/hr. Cocktails, Special Occasions. Half day 750-8858. 941-739-1095. to weekly. Bare boat available. Need a new hobby? Learn to pilot a yacht. CAREGIVER AVAILABLE PT/FT. Private HOUSE CLEANING by experienced Brazilcare for loved ones who need special Capt. Chitwood. 941-957-1530. ian ladies. Good references. Free estimates. attention. Reasonable rates! Call 426-1291, Please call Kiara 342-4243. 266-6661 or 755-1259. CLEANING TEAM. Reliable. Reasonable. Boat Rentals CARING SINGLE white female available for Dependable. 20/yrs. in business. We DO companionship, assistance, light duties, know what we are doing! 761-2932. running errands, etc. 941-545-5759. LONGBOAT CLEANING Co. Servicing LBK CANNONS MARINA   CHEERFUL, LOVING CARE, highly & surrounding area, 20/yrs. Longtime Island 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, experienced. Errands, shopping, paperwork. Resident. Special Fall prices available! Call Half-day and Full-day rentals 383-5646. us for estimate on windows. 388-0338. 14’-24’ Skiffs /Runabouts /Deckboats Ride in Style in our Grady-White ➨ COMPANION AVAILABLE, F/T for Computer Services & Scout boats. shopping, errands, doctor appointments, All powered by YAMAHA outboards. light meal preparation and more. 952-9640. ✦ ✦ ✦ COMPUTER COACH. I will teach 383-1311 you in your own home & at your own ASSISTANCE WITH/ERRANDS, personal pace. Please call Elinor. 951-6145. appointments, banking/bills & computer work. Caring, professional and bonded. Call 927-4783. LEARN COMPUTERS faster and Boat Sales, easier. Retired computer teacher, Service & Storage CNA WILL care for your loved ones. 40/years experience. Repairs. per day, 25/yrs. experience. Also, Unlimited lessons. 383-5372. ☛ ☛ SMALL BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE. 8-24/hrs. housekeeping. 753-1825. Vacation or long term. On trailer or in-water. Private launch ramp. Fresh water wash. NEED A personal assistant to help you ☛COMPUTER CLINIC. Repairs, Upgrades, Tutoring at your home, at your convenience. Minutes to LBK, Gulf, gas, bait, restaurants. through your busy day? 362-8831. Low rates. Jeff, 941-907-8295. Also, bottom painting. Capt. John’s Marina. 941-792-2620. Catering COMPUTER OBEDIENCE Training. Is your SINCE 1979 Harry’s Continental Kitchen has computer misbehaving? Will train your Boat Slips for Rent/Sale been making party memories from the computer to listen to you! Special $20/hour. casual to black tie affair. Specializing in FREE ADVICE. 545-7508. LONGBOAT MOORINGS RARELY AVAILABLE 80/FT. “T” SLIP $475,000 941-504-8018 Michael Granston, Coldwell Banker

small dinner parties. 383-0777.

Cleaning Services

 MRS. MAIDS. Want a clean house? Call Mari. Competitive prices. References. Bonded and Insured. 371-3175.

LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 40/ft. boat slip, DAZZLE CLEANING, “personalized houseavail. now. Great location, near all amenities. keeping, general cleaning and house checks $575/mo. annual or $675/mo. seasonal. to meet your needs. Lic./Ins. 379-6582. 941-914-2402 or HOUSECLEANING. BRAZILIAN LADY. Meticulous cleaning. Excellent references. Free estimates. Maria Braga, (941) YOUR YACHT IS BEAUTIFUL! 926-1878. DOESN’T IT DESERVE A NEED A HOUSEKEEPER? Quality service BEAUTIFUL HOME? with attention to details. Experienced. References. 954-2147, leave message. SECURE, DEEPWATER BOAT SLIPS IN A PROTECTED, GARDEN SETTING NEAR LONGBOAT’S NORTH END. AVAILABLE NOW FOR BOATS TO 60’. HARBOUR VILLA CLUB MOORINGS (941) 383-9544

IN HOME computer services. Senior friendly, training, installation, trouble shooting. Jules Porchey, The Computer Man. 927-1428.

YOUR COMPUTER SERVICES AD HERE! CALL 383-5509 Answers for this week’s crossword

NEAT & CLEAN. Experienced and educated Brazilian lady avail. for cleaning/housesitting. References provided. Free estimates. Cida, 364-8684. LUISA’S CLEANING Services. Commercial and Residential. Reasonable rates. 941-739-0149 or 941-739-1959.



Crushed Shell

THURSDAY OCTOBER 31, 2002 15C Glass Block Installation

GILLIS & GILLIS ENTERPRISES. Crushed, GLASS BLOCK INSTALLATION. Custom washed shell, top soil, landscaping service. built window sills, 27/yrs. experience. Call We install shell driveways. Serving Sarasota 795-3034. & The Keys since 1978. Fully licensed & insured. 941-753-2954. Golf


BRAND NAME, brand new. Full orthopedic mattress set. Still in plastic. Warranty. $100. Can deliver. 941-232-2880. (1) BRAND NEW KING PILLOW TOP mattress set. Still in plastic, $250. Can deliver. 232-2544. FICKS-REED IVORY rattan, green/peach couch, chair, glass coffee table and 2/end tables. $400 o/b/o. 383-9065. ARMOIRE. WASHED oak, new condition, holds 36” TV, $3700 new. Sell $1200. 941-776-8207. DAYBED, WHITE/BRASS. Complete w/2 mattresses, trundle. New in boxes. Sell $250. 941-232-2880. DISPLAYED, but never used, MODEL HOME FURNITURE: 4-piece bedroom suite, $259; sofa & love seat, $399; queen bed set, $199; full bed set, $159; twin bed set, $129; daybed complete w/pop-up trundle & 2 mattresses, $285; Futon and frame, $199. Delivery available. Builders, 753-7118. BRAND NAME, brand new Queen Pillowtop orthopedic mattress w/springs. Still in plastic, $125. King set available, $175. 941-232-2880.

Help Wanted

THE LORD’S WAREHOUSE Resale Shop, PART TIME billing clerk for small law firm. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Experienced required on Quick Books. Key. Gigantic sales! Furniture, clothes, Position available immediately. Please call housewares, etc. Open Mon., Weds. & Sat., 9a.m.-3p.m. 383-4738. 951-1231. 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

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

Massage MASSAGE A HEALING TOUCH Deeply Relaxing Swedish Neuromuscular REIKI Office or House Calls Available New Client Special! $45/Office $55/House Call PAMELA MILLER, LMT License #MA34776 920-0010

K2 SNOW skis, 195cm, Salomon adjustable bindings, $50. 366-0876. BRAKING SYSTEM for towed vehicle. Like new, $199. Hal, 378-1316.

Mental Health

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


FREE, KITTEN - My name is Sarah and I am seeking a good home. I am 8/weeks old and smart and beautiful. If you can love me and take care of me for the rest of my life, please call Chris 383-3160.


4/SILVER WESTERN series wall plaques, $50/ea. Call 388-9863.

BRAND NEW King mattress, Simmons RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY. FULL-TIME Beauty Rest, in plastic. Must sell! $250. for busy Island office. Good computer, phone 941-232-2880. and communication skills required. Fax resume: 383-9453. (1) BRAND NEW FULL ORTHOPEDIC mattress set. Still in plastic, $130. Can DYNAMIC BUSINESS Opportunity. Good deliver. 232-2544. income. Hot markets. No door to door BRAND NAME, brand new. Queen sales. Free no obligation information. orthopedic mattress set still in plastic. 1-888-224-8991. Warranty. $110. Can deliver. 941-232-2880. BEAUTY SALON OPENINGS. Great FUTON. ALL oak, honey finish, no metal, opportunities with perfect location at mission frame. 9/Layer foam mattress. Still in established Longboat Key full service salon. box. Cost, $525. Sell, $325. Can deliver. Now under new management & growing, Panache Beauty Salon & Spa (located 941-761-2344. behind Publix) is seeking dedicated DINING ROOM set. Rosewood, Danish professionals for the following full-time (or modern table w/6 chairs, 2/arm chairs. part-time) positions: BARBER, STYLIST, NAIL TECHNICIAN & RECEPTIONIST. Ex. cond., $950. Please call 361-7268. Experience a must and established client (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN ORTHOPEDIC base preferred. Please fax resume to plush mattress set. Still in plastic, $120. Can (941) 739-9030 and call Mrs. Anderson for interview at (941) 383-8132. deliver. 232-2544.


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

POOL TABLE: 8’ Olhausen w/accessories, GOLF LESSONS, by USGTF professional. ques, chairs. Table newly refinished. Black cloth w/white oak. $2500. 383-2025 or Call Carol, 941-779-2429. 504-1232.

Furniture (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN PILLOW TOP mattress set. Still in plastic, $150. Can deliver. 232-2544.

Items For Sale

DINING TABLE. Light wood, octagon shaped w/4 armed, loose cushioned chairs on rollers, $175. 792-9543.


PENTIUM COMPUTER Windows 98. Painting & Wallpapering Complete system w/color monitor. Nice ✦ GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT & PAPER computer, $150. 941-366-2384, Sarasota. SERVICES. Int./ext. painting, pressure washing, wallpaper & faux painting. We Landscaping spray wicker. Prompt, reliable service at & Lawn Services reasonable rates! Lic./Ins. Call Kevin. Cell FREE SNOW REMOVAL, and when its not 704-7115 or 792-1646. snowing, I specialize in installing CRUSHED PASTEL PAINTING. Interior/exterior, neat, SHELL and ROCK yards, driveways and reasonable. Wallpaper/wallpaper removal. walkways. Rip Rap, sand and mulch also Supplying LBK clients w/over 12 years delivered and spread. Hauling available. experience & customer service. Insured. Please call DAVID BANNIGAN at 794-6971 Paul Passanant. 366-9434. or cell at 504-7045. MASTER PAPERHANGER - 25 YEARS. ACTION LANDSCAPING. Residential and Local references & photos. Former installer Commercial. Mowing, Edging, Pruning, for Laura Ashley Interiors in New York Landscaping, Clean-Ups. Licensed & and Boston. Also, wallpaper removal & Insured. 941-400-8059. painting. Call Ray Parker, 713-9391 or 727-8903/eves.


WASH N’FOLD, IRONING, ALTERATIONS. Comforters/$12. Linen Service. Self-Service. Clean and attended. Open 7/days. Drop-off/pick-up and delivery. Residential & Commercial.PARADISE COIN LAUNDRY, 7466 Cortez Road West, 795-1657.


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

PAINTING & GENERAL SERVICES CO. Father & Son Team. Handyman repairs, pressure washing, professional quality work. All phases interior/exterior. Call Dan, 954-2158.

Personal Services ENGLISH LADY available for housesitting, personal shopping, laundry, companion/baby sitting, cleaning. No task too small/big. References. 941-928-3314.

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16C THURSDAY OCTOBER 31, 2002 Professional Services EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN: Repairs, painting, landscaping, tile, carpentry, screening, fences, drywall, etc. Licensed. Insured. Free estimates. Edson Bessa. 941-730-6838.

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Condos & Homes For Sale

PRIVATE TUTOR. Grades 2-12 through ANNA MARIA. One of a kind, rare, double

♦ ♦ ♦ CUSTOM RENOVATIONS. 25/years masters. Most subjects, adult literacy and lot w/250/ft. on canal at Northend. Ground

experience as a highly skilled, dependable, ESL. Excellent credentials. 953-5542. restoration/renovation expert, carpenter & fine finishing contractor. Kitchen and Wanted to Buy bathroom specialist. Repairs & Painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294. WANTED! OLDER Mexican & Scandinavian ROY’S CAR SERVICE silver jewelry. Call Sandy @ 966-0117. LUXURY NON -SMOKING CARS HANDYMAN. OVER 20/yrs. experience in remodeling, painting, faux finishing, doors, AVAILABLE Commercial Rentals & Sales windows, tile, landscaping, interior/exterior, PRICES FROM LONGBOAT KEY TO: all general repairs. Free estimates. Call Longboat Key TAMPA AIRPORT, $70 Dean 929-7507 or 284-1303. Mixed-Use Building: Luxury 3BR/2BA apt. SARASOTA AIRPORT, $25 & 5 offices. $1.5 million. ☛ BILL GAREAU Building & Remodeling. Jewelry, Fine Gifts: Selling Swarovski, Nao (941) 383-6642 All phases of home improvement. License by Lladro, more at top location. (941) 366-7131 #RBC0067087. Insured. 685-2244. Sarasota Takeout/Deliver, 12/seats, busy shopping ROBERT HELD’S HANDYMAN & MORE!  A FRIENDLY EAR TO TALK WITH: Repairs, Installs, Tile, Vinyl, Improvements, area. $95K. N.W. Bradenton Complete privacy. Call Gene now for a free Window Cleaning & Rescreen. Dependable, Coin Laundry: Buy Fairway Center retail chat and rates. 941-518-6906. friendly service. Call Monday thru Friday, condo unit, all equipment for $145K. 9a.m.-6p.m. for appointment. 758-8044. Restaurant: Italian/beer/wine/pizza, good CLASSIFIEDS WORK    mall lease. 30/Seats, easy to expand. $69K. Bradenton Financial District TILE-TILE-TILE Breakfast/Lunch, takeout/delivery, catering, 5-day week, 86 seats, good lease. $180/K. Remodeling All Variations of Ceramic Tile & Home Improvements Supplied & Installed. LONGVIEW REALTY - 383-6112 Floors a Specialty. Large Longboat Key Portfolio. EXPERT TILE INSTALLATION Free Estimates & Custom Designs.   PRIME RETAIL/OFFICE LOCATION, WITH CREATIVE SOLUTIONS Avenue of The Flowers, 1270/sq.ft.+/Dirty grout? Give us a shout! AND COMPETITIVE PRICING. at $16/per square foot plus CAM. Grout cleaning & restoration FLOORS, COUNTERS, BACKSPLASHES, T. Mannausa & Co., Realtor. 365-1511, ext. services available. WALLS, MURALS. 115. LICENSED AND INSURED Call Neil Halfacre ☛ PRIME RETAIL AND OFFICE space (941) 726-3077 ARTISAN TILE available at the Centre Shops, Longboat (941) 383-2659 LIC. INS. Key. Call 387-3135.

 CERAMIC TILE Supplied and Installed

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


floor 2/story. 3BR/3BA home in a garden setting complete w/heated pool and spa. Offers privacy in quiet neighborhood, short walk to Gulf. New roof, pool screen, solar panels, A/C unit and dock. $799,000. 778-0171.

YOUR CONDOS/HOMES FOR SALE ADS HERE! CALL 383-5509 WATER CLUB, Brighton Model, 3BR/4BA, 3000+sq.ft. Full northwest Gulf & bay views from the 6th floor. Designer decorated, 10/ft. ceilings, 2/open balconies & 2/under building parking spaces. $1,790,000. MLS#218797. GRAND BAY, Cayman Model, 3BR/3.5BA, 2550sq.ft. First floor unit on third level with views of Sarasota Bay and golf course. Designer decorated, sold furnished, 2/huge terraces. $1,150,000. MLS#226925. GRAND BAY, Capri model, first floor, second story, 1413sq.ft. Two private, open balconies, overlooking bay, golf course and preserve. Designer decorated, 9/ft. ceilings, 2/under building parking spaces. $639,000. MLS#227864. RE/MAX Excellence Andrew Vac 383-9700

PRE-LISTING SALE Luxurious 2BR/2BA bayfront condo near Ritz-Carlton, downtown Sarasota. 2/units available. Split plan w/2 balconies.

OFFICE SPACE, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Dr.,is divided into 3 office, $550/mo. Please call 383-3844.

The time to purchase is now! Asking: $355,500/$419,000

Condos & Homes For Sale

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.

Tutoring EXPERIENCED TUTOR/TEACHER, 25/yrs. experience college and high school levels. References. Call 365-3003.

CALL 941-266-4302 DUPLEX - Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA each BROKERS WELCOME. 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. SPECTACULAR UNOBSTRUCTED bay views, totally redone from wall to wall and Call Tom @ 779-2217 or floor to ceiling. Meticulous care given to LONGBOAT KEY, Seagate Club. For sale every detail. An absolute must to see. All by Owner Gulf front penthouse completely new and ready for it’s first occupants. furnished 2BR/2BA, split design Spectacular Fabulous downtown location. Boat docks, views of Gulf from every room. On-site 2/pools, tennis, fitness center, sauna and management. $669,000. No Brokers. clubhouse. $669,900. Maya International. 941-366-2555. (248) 642-4421.



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

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Condos & Homes For Sale

Condos & Homes For Sale

Condos & Homes For Sale

LONGBOAT KEY. Tiffany Plaza, fully UNIQUE HOME on golf course in gated furnished condo for sale. $475,000. community, 1/4 mile from I-75 exit. (815) 562-2156. Separated 3rd bedroom, heated pool and spa in secluded courtyard setting. $398,000.  $849,900. DIRECT GULF FRONT, Mary Hellhake, Realtor. Michael Saunders & behind the gates of Longboat Key Club. Top Company, 941-544-0763. of the line renovations and furnishings. SUNSET BEACH, LBK. Penthouse Absolutely nothing to do! Stunning just unit, 2BR/2BA, w/full Gulf view, designer doesn’t describe. Dennis Girard, Central decorated. Turnkey furnished. $649,000. Park Realty Corp. 941-809-0041. (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.

 $299,900 CANAL FRONT, Longboat Key. See your boat from your lanai, 2BR/2BA, free standing villa. No dockage fees, updated, deeded beach access. Kelly Belisle, Central Park Realty Corp., 941-809-0036. WATERFRONT ST. ARMANDS

 $479,900, LONGBOAT KEY, 3/Bedroom Townhouse w/elevator. Bright high ceilings w/huge entertaining rooms. OVER 3000/sq.ft. furnished, 2/car garage. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp., 941-809-0041. SIESTA CONDO with boat slip and beach access! Park-like grounds, partial bay view, 2/heated pools and cabana on the beach with this 2BR/2BA condo. $325,000. Carmen Baskind & Marty Warren, 951-2000. #LB223182. ERA Mount Vernon Realty Co., Inc. RARE, LBK waterfront. Nearly 1/2 acre (.488). Historic cottage, totally renovated, $695,000. FSBO. 387-0158.


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


 $224,900. This 2BR/2BA Villa on Longboat has low fees, its own Marina and deeded beach access. Exterior maintenance is included. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp., 941-809-0041.


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 $695,000 NEW PENTHOUSE unit at Renaissance. Turnkey furnished, fantastic bay views. Amenities second to none! Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp., 941-809-0041.





Lots & Acreage For Sale CANAL FRONT, 3BR/2BA. Screened pool, SARASOTA RANCH CLUB. Beautiful boat dock, fireplace. Partial Bay 10 acre lot in privately gated equestrian view. $389,000. Realtor. Vincent, 383-8860. community. $215,000. 387-1442. A. Paradise Realty. LONGBOAT KEY 3/LOTS; C-1 zoning. BY OWNER. Behind the gates of Longboat $400,000 each. General Harris St. Longview Key Club. Exquisite custom built 4BR/3BA Realty, Richard Estrin. 383-6112. home. Granite counter tops, marble floors, crown molding. Awesome entertainment unit Rentals: Annual in great room with soaring ceilings. Outside ☛ DOWNTOWN SARASOTA-HISTORIC kitchen and bar. Dock with lift on good boating water. Offered at $1,199,000. Call GILLESPIE PARK. Immac./Unfurn. Shows like a model! Completely renovated, 383-2699 for appointment. Principals only... 2BR/2BA+den, 1400/sq.ft., huge yard with 1/BR TOWNHOUSE. Tile floors, private patio, no lawn maintenance. No smoking, terrace, 2/car garage in popular tennis $1200/mo. +utilities. 1937 8th Street. community. $229,000. For sale by (941) 365-6670. owner. Call Tony Appel, Realtor. Re/Max Excellence. Office: 383-9700, TOWN HOME ON Ritz Carlton Marina, 2BR/3.5BA +den, +1/BR apartment, large Pvt.: 387-0663. dock. Annual $2600/mo. Seasonal SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, free standing $5300/mo. 941-914-5541. 2BR/2BA villa. Enclosed lanai, beach & bay access, community pool & docks, 3BR/2.5BA CONDO, unfurn. Harborside Dr. $255,000. 383-8860. Owner/Realtor. Will Large rooms, screened lanai, golf course view, 2/car garage. $2000/mo. Call Sharon pay commissions to realtor. Catt, Realtor. Wagner Realty, 383-5577.

 $279,900 LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/2.5BA, furnished townhouse w/bay views. Large unit offers garage and great rental program. Dennis Girard, Central Park HISTORIC COTTAGE in Longboat Village at Realty Corp. 941-809-0041. 7119 Longboat Dr. E. Completely updated, wood burning fireplace, sizable kitchen,  $399,900 IMAGINE totally redone 2BR/1BA, eating porch. Possession townhouse on Longboat with garage. Great  $659,900 LONGBOAT KEY, direct Gulf negotiable. Call 383-8323 or Cell: rental program, furnished w/bay views. and sand view. Seagate unit, 2BR/2BA, new 772-559-2968 for appointment beginning Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp., kitchen, granite counters, new ceramic and carpets. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty 941-809-0041. after November 1. By Owner. Corp. (941) 809-0041. BRAND NEW home, University Park. I could have bought it in 2002 for less than $500K.  $519,900 DOWNTOWN, backing on  $299,900 2BR/2BA. Lido, stand alone We’ve all heard it, now is the time to move Palm. End unit bayfront, direct bay views on villa. Fees only $140/mo. Your own back to University Park. 3BR/3BA Neal Custom 15th floor, totally redone. Seeing is believing. yard, can even add a pool. 1/Block from Home ready now. Call 328-1080 for Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp., beach. JUST LISTED. Dennis Girard, 941-809-0041. Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. directions.

GOLDEN GATE POINT. Studios & 1BR apartments, some w/bay views. Recently remodeled. From $650/mo. Angela Wicks, 371-4438. LONGBOAT KEY canal home w/bay views. Old Florida charm, 3BR/1BA, antique hardwood floors, new carpet, fireplace, screened porches, garage. Walk to deeded beach, shops and restaurants. $1800/mo. 941-350-8048.

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Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

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LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/2BA. Beautiful Gulf view, $3500/mo. 1BR/1BA, $750-$950/weekly. Both beautifully furnished, pools. No smoking. No pets. 763-546-5202.

ISLANDER CLUB/LBK, 2BR/2BA, tennis courts/pool/exercise facility. It’s the people that make THE CLUB the best! Available December/January/February. 1/month min. (989) 790-5911, evenings (989) 781-4466.

➤ LONGBOAT, GULF FRONT, 1BR/1BA, 2BR/2.5BA & 3BR/3.5BA from $750-$975 weekly. 383-3187 or 383-3844.

WALK TO Beach & Bay from this 2BR Longboat Village cottage. Avail. June-Dec. BEACHCOMBER CONDO on Gulf, $1000/mo. 356-2659. 1BR/1BA, heated pool, furnished. Jan. through April, $1000/weekly. May through BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA, $3600/mo. Dec., $500/weekly. Owner 941-383-9419. PALM AIRE, 2BR/1BA, $2300/mo. EN PROVENCE, 3BR +family room. Fabu- **Many quality seasonal rentals available! LONGBOAT HARBOUR, 2BR/2BA. Harbor lous views in premiere condo community. view, pool, beach, fully equipped. 1-3/mos., Call Cheryl Loeffler, Coldwell Banker COLDWELL BANKER $2500/mo. 12/15. $3500/mo. after. Contact: Previews. 383-5000. LISA SNOW or 941-387-7183. 388-5532 ON THE Bay, 2BR/2BA, beautiful view, LBK, CANAL residence w/pool, French 5th floor, downtown Sarasota, across from doors, billiards room, fireplace, laundry, Ritz-Carlton, $1200/mo. 941-366-7780 or LBK. BEACHFRONT, 2BR/2BA, new private beach access. Turnkey furnished, 941-953-4214. kitchen, fishing pier, pool, active clubhouse. walk to beach, shops, restaurants, 2BR/3BA. LONGBOAT KEY, 3BR/2BA +bonus room. Available Jan., Feb. & March, 3/mo. $3000/mo. 941-350-8048. Cathedral ceilings, canal w/boat dock, minimum. $3200/mo. 941-383-4592 or 2/blocks to beach. Exquisite interior. 941-918-1134. SEAPLACE, 3BR/2BA. No smoking/pets. $1850/mo. 362-3204. Al Galli, Realtor. Mary Bolan & Associates. LBK, PRIVATEER NORTH, 2BR/2BA, Gulf 941-746-8685. WINDWARD BAY, 1BR/1BA, $1100. view, pool, tennis, beautifully furnished. WINDWARD BAY, 2BR/2BA, $1800/mo. Available 1/1/03-4/30/03, 3/mo. minimum, 3BR/1BA HOME in the village of Longbeach ST. ARMANDS, 2BR/2BA, $1800/mo. $4000/mo. 708-452-1957. on Longboat Key. November through May. TANGERINE BAY, 2BR/2.5BA +den, (813) 641-9007. BAYPORT, LONGBOAT KEY. Gorgeous $3000/mo. Gulf views, beautifully furnished, 2BR/2BA, largest unit 2nd floor. Available Nov. & Dec.,  DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT, 2BR/2BA. COLDWELL BANKER 2002, April through December, 2003. Garage parking. Minimum 3/mos. $2950/mo. LISA SNOW Call 914-5541 or 914-1136. (860)966-2668. 388-5532 SEAPLACE, 2BR/1BA, on beach, nicely NEWLY REMODELED, charming, canal furnished, pool, tennis, all amenities. front Longboat Key residence with private access. Turnkey furnished, LIVE A few steps from the beach! 3BR/3BA $3600/mo. December through April. beach home on Venice Island. Available Nov. 1st. $2600/mo. other months. Call 941-955-4559 1600/sq.ft., 3BR/2BA, 2/car carport, split plan, hot tub, patio, fenced yard. Bring $1200/mo. 468-6348. or E-mail: your sandels, boat, and family pet. For SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA, BEAUTIFUL FAIRWAY Bay. Charming rates and photos go to website: turnkey furnished, beach & bay access, gated community offering golf, tennis, private community pool. Also available seasonally. beach access, swimming pools, walking or call 941-360-0700. Owner/Realtor. 383-8860. paths and exercise room. Newly designer LIDO - EFFICIENCY. Very reasonable. BAY VIEW, 2BR/2BA. One Watergate, decorated 2BR/2BA, canal-mangrove views, Weekly/Monthly or Yearly. Best rates unfurnished, steps to the Ritz. $1400/mo. extended patio, secure garage parking. No guaranteed! No Lease. Steve, 388-2628. smokers/no pets. (863) 439-1304. No pets. 373-0302. PELICAN HARBOUR, LBK. 2BR/2BA, “THE WATERFRONT”, 2BR/2BA spacious, panoramic bay view. Private beach, upscale seasonal “Getaway” w/sweeping beautifully furnished. Jan., Feb., March DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT Manatee River views. Quiet neighborhood $3700/mo. 3/mo. minimum. 941-387-7989. next to Twin Dolphin Marina, walk to historic DELUXE 2BR/2BA CONDO Downtown Bradenton shops and LIDO BEACH, St. Armands Towers, SPLIT BEDROOMS, 2/LANAIS, restaurants, theatre, library, South Florida 2BR/2BA, 1500/sq.ft. Directly across from NEXT DOOR TO RITZ-CARLTON. Museum. Includes pool and Jacuzzi, beach, 3/blocks from St. Armands Circle. $1950/MO. UNFURNISHED washer/dryer, fishing pier, etc. $2000/mo. Full bay/city views. Available: Feb., March, OR $3000/mo. & April, $2500/mo. May through (941) 928-5930. $2400/MO. FURNISHED Oct., $2200/mo. 3/mo. minimum. Call SEAPLACE, 2BR/1BA, fully equipped, all Marnie, (941) 320-7686. 941-266-4302 amenities. Available March 1st. Owner, PELICAN HARBOUR, panoramic bay (770) 509-7419. view, LBK, 3BR/2BA, beautifully furnished,  LIDO BEACH CLUB condo. 2BR/2BA. LONGBOAT HARBOR, 2BR/2BA, canal, 2/balconys, private beach, pool, tennis, dock. Available October, 2002. Unfurnished. Gulf view. Available December through 800-543-0355. 513-871-4333. $1200/mo. (941) 342-6271. April. Nicely furnished. 251-342-7339, SEAPLACE, 2-3BR/2BA. Newly decorated 251-342-7344, 251-510-8822. LIDO BEACH, 1BR/1BA, across street from & updated ground floor unit w/large patio. beach, $725/mo. includes everything but TOWN HOME ON Ritz Carlton Marina, Available immediately. 941-366-0030. electric. 388-4209. 2BR/3.5BA +den, +1/BR apartment, large Annual $2600/mo. Seasonal GOLDEN BAY POINT, 3BR/3BA, brand new dock. FIRST FLOOR CONDO HOME Mediterranean bayfront condo w/pool, dock $5300/mo. 941-914-5541. 6701 GULF OF MEXICO and fabulous views! Annual rent, $3500/mo. WHITNEY BEACH ST. ARMANDS TOWER NORTH, 2BR/2BA LIDO BEACH CLUB. Gorgeous 2BR/2BA remodeled condo w/full Gulf views. Available condo w/Gulf views, spacious lanai, secure Large one bedroom for rent: entry, elevator and pool. Close to St. TKF in January, short or long term. 941-383-0063. Oct. $2500 Armands Circle! $2000/mo. Nov. $2500 LIDO SHORES, 2BR/2BA condo on Lido, WATER VIEW! Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, newly remodeled, furnished. $1500/mo. Dec. $2500 gated community, luxury condo. Turnkey, LIDO HARBOUR SOUTH, 1BR/1.5BA pool, tennis. Nov. & Dec., 2002 & April, Jan. $3000 condo w/pool, in Gulfront complex, 2003. 1/mo. minimum. $2600/mo. +tax and Feb. $3000 $1200/mo. Mar. $3000 cleaning. Non-smoking. 778-3320. Wedebrock Real Estate Company April $2500 Cristin Curl LONGBOAT KEY, Bayport. Available now. 383-4747 or 800-950-3450 Lost our tenant for 2003. 2BR/2BA condo, On heated pool and large white Gulf front, first floor end unit, $4500/mo. ☛ ☛LONGBOAT KEY, 801 Broadway, 1-800-728-5534. sand beach. Updated unit, open feeling, also, private 2BR/1.5BA. $1250/mo. +utilities. Horizon Realty. 778-0426. SEAPLACE, 2BR/2BA, steps to beach and beach patio and enclosed garden. pool. Available November & December, Tennis Courts & boat docks. GULFSTREAM/PALM AVE. Beautifully 2002, January, 2003, $3000/mo. Available To die for views, can sleep 4 renovated, unfurnished condo, 2BR/2BA, April & May, 2003, $3000/mo. 2/mo. occasionally pool, cable, water, W/D. $1750/mo. Will minimum. Call Linda Paskovich, consider option to buy. 366-1062. 941-504-0601. Call Broker/Owner The Toni Everett Company  DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT, 2BR/2BA. LONGBOAT HARBOUR condo. Bay and Licensed Real Estate Broker Immediate availability. $1850/mo. annual. canal views, bldg. B, 2BR/2BA, nicely furnished. Price reduced! Available Jan., Call 914-1136 or 914-5541. 813-629-6260 Feb., March. 802-496-2850. WATERLEFE CONDO. Furnished, 3BR/2BA +den on golf course/lake. River Health Club BEHIND THE Gates at The Longboat Key membership included. $2200/mo. annual. Club. Exquisitely decorated and fully ENJOY THE BAY SUNSETS in this sleekly renovated 2BR/2BA condo. Beautiful furn. 2BR/2BA luxury penthouse next to the $3000/mo. seasonal. 941-744-5451. sunsets from every room, huge heated pool, Ritz. 914-1055. exercise, sauna and tennis. 3/mo. minimum Rentals: or annually. Available immediately. LOVELY 1ST. floor 2BR/2BA. LB Harbor, Seasonal & Vacation adjacent to pool, total renovations 2002. 387-1778. Avail. Jan., 3/mos. or more. 941-383-7958 LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/2BA. Gulffront. LONGBOAT HARBOUR, 2BR/2BA. First or 765-463-6961. Available for 2003: Jan./Feb., $4250/mo. and floor end unit, nicely furnished. Canal view, April, $4000/mo. Near Diplomat Hotel. Third two steps to pool, tennis, and private beach. LIDO BEACH efficiency. Contemporary. floor unit, elevator, fully furnished, pool. Very Available December through March or Fully furnished, ground floor in garden quiet, beautiful views. No smokers, no pets. January through April. (941) 387-1300 or setting. Short walk to beach. Available now! (910) 822-4096 or (610) 469-6900. $700/mo. 383-2566.

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. CANADIAN OWNER offers super top floor apartment at Portobello. Gulf and bay views, 2/balconies. Available Oct. 15-Dec. 15 or 1/month during this period. Call 506-546-2312, e-mail: LIDO BEACH CLUB. Spacious 1/bedroom, Gulf front/Bay views. Furnished. No smoking/pets. Seasonal or annual. 248-375-9027. LONGBOAT KEY CLUB. Behind the gates, every room direct Gulf front, incredible sunsets, hear and see the waves from 3/large bedrooms, 3/full baths, 3/balconies, corner unit. 2-3/mo. minimum. Winter, $4900/mo. Flexible off-season rates! 631-287-1934. 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.

 LBK, FAIRWAY BAY. Town home, 2BR/2.5BA, beach access. Available starting now through Season 2003. Long or short term. 941-383-3583. BANYAN BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1st. floor, W/D, pool, clubhouse, tennis, fishing dock, steps to beach. Available monthly or seasonal. Non-smoking unit. (203) 481-2748. SEASONAL RENTAL. Fully furn. 3BR/2BA new condo. Jan.-April, $3500/mo. Golf privileges. No smokers. No pets. 203-263-3035, evenings or E-mail: SPANISH MAIN Y.C., 2BR/1BA villa. Lake view, pool, beach access, 2002/2003 season, 3/mo. min. 262-366-6025 or 262-251-4739. GOLDEN GATE Point, 1BR available Jan., Feb. & March. Water view. Efficiency available now through Jan. Call for more information. 365-6945. 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. ST. ARMANDS, 3BR/3BA house w/studio, large patio, very private. Minutes to beach and shops. Available Dec. 1st. $4500/mo. 941-780-1488 or 941-953-2242. LONGBOAT KEY - Buttonwood Cove, Building B. 2BR furnished condo, good view, flexible period 2002/2003 season. Reasonable rent, call Victor, 703-759-6323.

 LBK, BEACHPLACE condo, 1st. floor, 2BR/2BA. Nov., Dec. 2002 only and May to Dec., 2003. Covered parking, Olympic pool, fitness center, spa. Non-smokers. By owner. (941) 383-1884. CEDARS EAST 2BR/2.5BA, furnished town home with bay views. Pool, 1/car garage. $2950/mo. Pets welcome. 544-7111. LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/2BA. Beautifully renovated w/granite. On the beach! Available November & December. 859-441-6896. LIDO BEACH STUDIO. Walk to beach and St. Armands Circle. Charming studio w/private patio, barbecue grill, pool. Recently renovated. Avail short or long term. Pictures: Call Janie at 727-502-9780. LONGBOAT HARBOR, 2BR/2BA. Bay view, nicely furnished. Watch dolphins and manatees. Available January thru March. $2700/mo. 239-540-4274. LBK CONDO. Direct Gulf front, 2BR/1.5BA, 5th floor. 1/week minimum rental. $1085 through January. Spring 2003 availability. No smoking or pets. Owner, 412-469-2821. ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE, 2BR/2BA, very nicely furnished, hardwood floors. Available immediately, $3000/mo. 685-2220.



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Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

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BUTTONWOOD COVE, 2BR/2BA, bayside condo. Great complex, pool, club house and boat dock. Long or short term rental. 708-452-8934. LBK, ISLANDER Club. Spacious 2BR/2BA Gulfside condo. Beach, pool, tennis, exercise room, turnkey furnished. Partial Gulf views from roof deck. Available Dec.-April. 3/mo. minimum. $3500/mo. (860) 429-6679.

LONGBOAT KEY, beachfront. Sands Point, 3BR, pool, clubhouse, 3rd floor, 2000/sq.ft. $4500/mo. 2/mo. minimum. 716-759-6029.


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BAY VIEW on canal, 2BR/2.5BA single family on North Longboat. Short stroll to beach access, fully furnished. Small pet LBK, SUTTON PLACE. Beautiful 3rd floor accepted Annual or seasonal. Available condo on bay, 1BR/1.5BA, private beach Nov. 1st. 387-3008. club, 2/heated pools. Available Jan. 1st. ON THE Gulf w/pool. 1BR condo, sleeps 4. (941) 792-6029 or (941) 545-6118. Nicely furnished, cable, phone, full kitchen, COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, LBK. 3BR/2BA, living, dining area, W/D in building. Monthly 2/car, heated pool, deep canal, dock, boat or May through Jan. $1200/mo. 351-5101. lift, private beach access. 727-848-4100. UNOBSTRUCTED BAY VIEW. Country Club BUTTONWOOD COVE, 2BR/2BA, bay view, Shores, 3BR/2.5BA, furnished, neutral lanai, pool, tennis, squash court, dock, boat colors, solar heated pool. 1/mo. $4500. slip. $3700/mo. Available Jan., Feb., March. 2/mos. $8500. 3/mos. $12,000. 4/mos. 905-889-5332. $15,000. 383-0501. FURNISHED N0KOMIS DUPLEX RANCH, 2BR/1BA, W/D, 3/min. to Nokomis Beach, across from 15/acre park, very clean. A must see! $1700/mo. Available Jan.-April. Investment Realty, 941-492-5050. SEAPLACE, AVAILABLE DEC., 2002 to May, 2003. 2BR/2BA, new Robb & Stucky furniture. Bldg. M-2, under bldg. parking, N.W. view of Gulf, non-smoking. New air cond. w/ultra violet protection, washer/dryer. Call (888) 570-1977.

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. LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR, first floor condo w/pool, tennis courts. Available seasonally or annually. 847-735-1764 or E-mail: lbkey_greatcondo@yahoocom.

GORGEOUS 2BR/2BA condo in Woodland LIDO BEACH vacation paradise. 1 & 2 Grove at the Meadows Country Club. bedroom condos overlooking beautiful Lido Turnkey. Avail. Jan. Feb. and March 2003. Beach. Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental 941-685-8553. condo. 388-1404.

LIDO BEACH, 3BR/2BA, newly remodeled & furnished home. Peek-a-boo view of Gulf, walk to St. Armands. 955-0110 or ✓ DELUXE CONDO, Bradenton Beach, 2BR/1BA, 1/block to beautiful beach. $650/wk., $2200/mo. +tax and cleaning. SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club. Designer’s Available Oct. through April. Non-smoking. renovated 2BR/2BA, steps to beach, pool, 778-3320. marina. $2500/mo. 2/mo. minimum. LIDO BEACH, 3BR/2BA. Living room, family 416-483-9780. LONGBOAT HARBOUR, 2BR/2BA, walk room, screened lanai & hot tub. Furnished out, bay and canal view. Nicely furnished, house, 1/2 block to Lido Beach, 2/blocks THE WATER CLUB, 3BR/4.5BA. Available private beach, tennis, pools, exercise room. to St. Armands Circle. 815-877-3332, Fax: February through April, $12,000/mo. Weekly 941-383-8566. 815-877-3309. maid service. 941-224-7110. CONDO, 2BR. Anna Maria Island, Gulf view, beach access, fully furnished. Available until Jan. 15th. OFF SEASON SPECIAL, $400/week. $100 higher on the holidays. 941-761-9530, E-mail:

SEAPLACE, 2BR/2BA, 1st floor, beautifully furnished, many amenities. Available Dec., Jan., Feb., May on. 502-222-1059.

BEAUTIFUL 1BR/1BA. LB Harbor, newly and completely renovated, 2nd floor lovely view. January 3/mos. or more. 941-383-7958 or 765-497-4306.

Waterfront Property DEEP WATER canal front. Pool, 40/ft. dock. Below appraisal. Must sell!! Terms or trade. 302-3840.

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NOISY NEIGHBORS By Sheryl Scott, Akron, Ohio ACROSS 1 '56 and '70 U.S. Open tennis champion 9 Molded ground pork and cornmeal 17 Hasty escape 20 Money-grubbing states 21 Wake of an aircraft 22 Gardner of films 23 1973 Michael Moriarty movie 25 Pen maker 26 Sanctifier 27 Embassy leader: abbr. 28 Last letter of words? 29 Sling mud 31 Neighbor of Leb. 32 Arista 34 Greek letter 36 Venetian bridge 37 Roofer's stone 40 Quick studies? 43 Actor Hugh 46 Cigar dropping 48 Alexandrian astronomer 49 "I Don't Like Mondays" group 52 Group of GIs 53 In case 57 Start-up buttons 58 Prefix with angle or lateral 59 Tic-tac-toe win 60 Otto I's realm 61 Buckwheat dish 62 Dutch commune 63 Holm and McKellen 65 Lukewarm

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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

ONE OF A KIND Beautiful bayfront lot on Bird Key. One of the largest properties that includes it’s own 150’ lushly landscaped private beach, w/new dock on sailboat water. Close to St. Armands & downtown. $1,299,000 Courtney Cambell 383-5544

NORTH SHORE DRIVE ANNA MARIA Own a piece of northern Anna Maria Island with this 3BR charmer just one block from the beach. Rent it out or renovate it. $469,000 Gary or Cindy LaFlamme 383-5543

& One Terrific Team MIKE TINA CONDOS

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

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

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




SABAL COVE GEM Gorgeous 4BR/4BA custom home w/contemporary flair. Over 4,000 s.f. of exquisite design w/distinctive details. Completely private in park-like setting. $1,399.000 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


RARELY AVAILABLE ON WEST SIDE GMD Peek of gulf from living area and balcony. Elevated 2BR/2BA on large private 18,500 s.f. lot. 2 car under building parking. Lots of room for expansion and pool. $499,000 John Hines 724-7199




LONGBEACH CONDO. Exceptional direct gulf views over LBK’s finest beaches. 2BR/2BA with den and large lanai. Great income possibilities. $439,000. SEA PINES Breathtaking gulf views over sparkling pool, G lush grounds, sea oats & sand P D I N 2BR/2BA E NUpdated C T dunes. in a well of only 28 units. Great N T R Acomplex Omaintained C income possibilities. $539,000.

HOMES “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. 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. 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.


REMODELED CANALFRONT 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

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

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

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

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

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.






SAILORS DELIGHT 3BR/2BA ranch in popular boating community near deeded beach access. Lanai w/pool/spa surrounded by lush gardens & tranquil fountains. $729,000 Mike Migone or Tina Rudek 383-5543

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


SEA OATS 8 unit 2-story complex on the beach. 1&2 bedroom w/gulf views. Patios & laundry facilities. Call for availability.

WHITNEY BEACH - GULFSIDE 2/2, pool, tennis and white sandy beaches. Tastefully decorated, immaculate grounds. Call for rates.

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


HAWTHORNE PARK NW BRADENTON 3/2 home on gorgeous lake, screened pool, lg. kitchen, FP, 2car garage. Call for rates

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.

Tina Rudek & Mike Migone

6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key Wir Sprechen Deutsch

October 31 2002  
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