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Thursday, September 26, 2002

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Beach wedding rule questioned BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Illustration by Patti Cross

A thing of beauty The town of Longboat Key has published some beautiful, glossy brochures for Joan M. Durante Park. Included in the brochure is a detailed and colorful map, indicating the location of paths and trails, the pavilion, playground, the mangrove forests and hammocks, as well as the botanical garden. One section of the brochure has beautiful illustrations of all the flowers (some we didn’t know even existed like wild coffee and scarlet milkweed) found in the botanical garden. The brochures can be found in Town Hall or in the park.

As they debated at the Sept. 19 workshop whether to approve each and every wedding on the beach, commissioners heard the process may not be constitutional in the first place. Town rules require permission from the Town Commission for gatherings of more than 10 people on the beach. “What do we do if there’s pot and alcohol?” asked Commissioner Jim Patterson. “Are we invited?” Town Manager Bruce St. Denis said the gathering would become a police matter if drugs or alcohol were involved. Commissioner Ron Johnson asked whether it is necessary for the commission to

deal with each wedding. The process works well now, said Mayor John Redgrave. “Until you say no,” said Town Attorney David Persson. Because the rule does not contain specific criteria, commissioners would not have a basis to disapprove a gathering, Persson said. “The ordinance as it stands is unconstitutional.” The town would need to develop standards for approval that are “content neutral.” The right to free assembly is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. So, while commissioners can force gatherers to pick up after themselves and refrain from drinking alcohol, the town cannot refuse to host a group based on its beliefs. Redgrave said he does not mind if the ordi-

nance does not have any “teeth,” because he does not think many people will sue over the rule. Commissioner Ken Legler said a group could wish to stage a protest against turtle nesting, or Florida elections. Or worse. “In my former life, I was the guy the Klu Klux Klan called to have a meeting on the courthouse steps,” said St. Denis. If the commission wants the town manager to take responsibility for approving gatherings, concrete guidelines will be needed, said St. Denis. Otherwise, he will have to say yes to every request. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A


A rare sight Buddy Jenkins of Longboat Key sent us this picture he snapped of an albino squirrel, a rare sight anywhere. Jenkins wrote, “Beautiful Longboat is more than pretty sunsets.” Indeed.

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Max Ross, a therapy dog, cools off and takes a breather under a canopy attatched to his wagon. Max was a participant in the Longboat Key Animal Hospital’s “K9s Who Care Petwalk” held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Joan M. Durante Park. For more on the event, see page 2A. Buddy Jenkins

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Fixes underway for aging water system BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Pelican Harbour resident Vonnie M. Moody saw a waterfall on Gulf of Mexico Drive while going for a morning stroll Sept. 16. Moody lives near the town storage tank at 4235 Gulf of Mexico Drive, which holds 1.5 million gallons of fresh water. That morning, the tank made a “horrible, horrible, horrible water noise,” which Moody investigated. When she reached the tank, she saw several waterfalls coming from the top of the round structure, flooding nearby tennis courts and driveways, she said. “The water was coming down like you couldn’t believe it.” Moody called the police, who wrote up the incident as a large leak. “It wasn’t a leak, it was a waterfall,” said Anne Kelley, who was also out on the street that morning. “It sounded like we

were in the Amazon Jungle.” The water came out because an old check valve, which normally keeps the tank from overflowing, broke. Public Works Director Juan Florensa said the part is so old, that it is not made anymore, so a machinist will have to fashion a new one. This is just one of the parts in a 30-year-old water system that is beginning to show its age. Much like iron “saddles,” which are affixed to the main water line, they rust and break, so the town is gradually replacing them with bronze parts. So far in 2002, public works employees have shut off the water on Longboat Key 26 times, due to water line breaks caused by workers or failing parts. Meanwhile, the town ranked reclaimed-water consultants Camp Dresser & McKee (CDM) as the number-one candidate to “upgrade and maintain its aging system.”

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Public Works employees, John Michaels and Brad Walter, work on a water line at 4235 Gulf of Mexico Drive, which is across the street from where the town’s largest water storage tank started leaking Sept. 16. The town is seeking an engineer of record to become familiar with the system and be available to fix water problems as they arise. Laura Andrews, who ushered the town through its reclaimed water referendum, will be the face

and voice for CDM on Longboat Key, assuming an acceptable hourly rate can be negotiated. This year, the town budgeted $1.2 million for sewage system CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A


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Key Animal Hospital said, “Most people made it through the park on their walk without getting lost.” Phew.

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Former Longboat Key residents, Frank and Beth Cunningham, were visiting the Key this past week. Beth’s mother, Connie Wortman, still resides on Longboat, but is returning with the Cunninghams to Cincinnati where they now live.

At the recent Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Targets Breast Cancer kickoff party held on Wednesday, Sept. 18 a special edition 2003 CLK 500 Coupe Mercedes was up for auction. Excitement was in the air as the bidding began and a very petite Longboat lady named Marilyn Bezner was in the running. The next thing Bezner knew, auctioneer Jimmy Dean was yelling, “Going once, twice, sold!” She had just made the winning bid on a car she hadn’t set eyes on yet! Much to her surprise she had won one of 61 limited-edition Mercedes created specially

Dedication planned The Windward Bay Condominium is planning a dedication of its Sen. John M. McKay Mangrove Conservation Area on Oct. 17. Dr. Larry Steagall, chairman of the McKay Plaque Dedication Committee, along with members Dr. Allen J. Gerber and Richard Hausman, will unveil a monument dedicated to McKay in the recreation room of the Windward Bay.

for Saks Fifth Avenue’s event. While Bezner was in shock, flash bulbs were going off in every direction, co-chair Veronica Brady was weepy and hugging her with excitement, while Marjorie North wanted to know who Bezner was. But Longboaters know Bezner well. Bezner reports that it was easy to give up her big town car for the cute Mercedes coupe that is in a beautiful silver-blue. “If I had a big family it wouldn’t work, because it’s too small,” she says. But the Mercedes is the perfect fit for Bezner and her 5-pound Yorkie, Crystal. Bezner’s efforts helped benefit the newly formed Moffitt/Sarasota Breast Cancer Coalition. — The Longboat Observer staff

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Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough and his dog, Tiger, investigate the trails at Joan M. Durante Park.

Longboat Key dogs and their owners frolicked over to Joan M. Durante Park on Saturday, Sept. 21 with wagging tails. The Longboat Key Animal Hospital’s “K9s Who Care Petwalk” drew a good number of walkers for its first event that benefited Search & Rescue Dogs. The event featured food catered by Bill Hurley of Café on the Bay, a water station and 15 door prizes, ranging from a cooking demonstration at Euphemia Haye, to packages of Frontline, to leash and collar sets. Eight Search & Rescue dogs walked with the Longboat canines of all ages on the sunny day. Dr. Eva Ojolick of Longboat

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Facilities project evolves BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Town Manager Bruce St. Denis is making changes to the new wing of Town Hall, which is now 32% complete. Much of the new building will house Town Commission chambers, which will now have one third less high-tech gear than originally planned. St. Denis reduced the $60,000 budget for audio/video equipment to $40,000. Plans for an overhead camera for viewing large plans were deleted, as were plans for wireless microphones and three 27-inch monitors. There is also an $18,000 budget for exterior improvement that may be cut, St. Denis said. The project is still under budget, said St. Denis. But, because it is the last of three buildings in the $6.1 million facilities project, the budget is “tighter” than it was for the police and public works buildings. The total budget for the Town Hall project, which also includes a renovation of the eastern wing, is $2,661,140. Of that amount, $901,542 is spent. Of course, if the building ends up breaking the $6.1 mil-

lion budget, there is another $569,390 available in a contingency fund, gaining interest. “The project is going well,” said St. Denis. However, issues have arisen concerning the two buildings completed earlier in the $6.2 million facilities project. Leaks marred the roof of two rooms in the new police station at the beginning of September. The roof is under warranty, so the leaks were fixed at no cost to the town, St. Denis said. The fresh air intake at the police station is located next to an emergency generator, which produces fumes and an odor. Dampers were installed to resolve the problem. Workers recently fixed wiring that caused electronic locks to malfunction at the police department. And a recurring erosion of an area near the entryway is currently being addressed. The police department cost $1.7 million. At the $1.6 million Public Works complex on General Harris Street, a solution for the garage, which did not meet flood codes, has not been found. The garage has stood empty since the complex was completed a year ago. ❑

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The construction of the west wing of Town Hall is 32% complete.

State route through Circle questioned BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

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A juvenile female traveling southbound on Gulf of Mexico Drive in her father’s 1997 Jeep failed to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left-hand turn near the intersection of St. Judes and Gulf of Mexico Drive. A northbound 1983 Mercury station wagon driven by Sandra Dunn McIntosh of Bradenton, swerved and braked, but she was unable to avoid the collision. Both vehicles were towed and the drivers were treated for minor cuts and injuries. The juvenile was cited for failing to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left-hand turn.

Town briefs LBK Maintenance truck involved in crash Police said a Holmes Beach woman died after Francisco Ruiz-Soria swerved in a Longboat Key Maintenance truck to avoid rear-ending a car and crashed head on into Elizabeth Call’s Jaguar on the Cortez Bridge Sept. 18. Call was 57 years old. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ruiz-Soria will be charged with careless driving and violation of a driver’s license restriction, because he did not have the commercial license necessary to be driving the truck. The next day, Longboat Key Maintenance employee Sharon O’Connor received a call from a man who said, “they were going to lose everything.” Worried the call was related to the crash, O’Connor called Longboat Key Police, who tracked down the man responsible. According to police, the man apologized, but did not say why he made the call.

New wells not well Town Manager Bruce St. Denis said he obtained testing data from the refurbished wells at Harbourside. The new wells were rumored to have a lower salt content than others on the island. But St. Denis told the Town Commission tests submitted to the Southwest Florida Water Management District

showed chlorides and total dissolved solids above acceptable limits. Commissioner Hal Lenobel said the salt tolerant grass being tried on the courses is not working very well and that the golf course at the Longboat Key Club is still seeking cleaner well water. “The White Course is in horrible shape ... They’re in a bit of trouble.” The head of the club, Shane Eagan, could not be reached for comment.

Village drainage project muddied Plans to alleviate flooding in the Village with improved drainage are being delayed by — what else? — sea grass. There are some beds of sea grass that may be affected by the new drains, said Town Manager Bruce St. Denis. So state agencies will be studying the project design more carefully. “It’s going to be more complicated than we had hoped,” said St. Denis.

Agenda There will be a meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 at SunTrust, 510 Bay Isles Road. Commercial zoning will be discussed.

The city of Sarasota is lobbying the state to make official what most people already take for granted — that the state road from Longboat Key to Sarasota goes through St. Armands Circle. “Everybody, including Department of Transportation staff, thought for years that that’s the way it was,” said Sarasota City Engineer Dennis Daughters. “So it’s just cleaning up the paperwork.” The intended route through St. Armands may well have been North Washington Drive, where an undated map of the area shows state-owned right of way. Longboat Key residents have complained that the pedestrians strolling across the street in St. Armands Circle cause traffic jams. Daughters said he has received letters from Longboat Key residents about the issue. Bypassing the Circle by using North Washington Drive would alleviate the pedestrian problem for motorists. But using North Washington Drive is made difficult by speed bumps. And at one point, the road was barricaded, said Commissioner Hal Lenobel. Daughters said in the past he has argued that North Washington Drive was never the state road. But that changed after residents from St. Armands found a map showing a state-owned North Washington Drive while visiting the Florida Department of Transportation office in Bartow, he said. Now Daughters finds himself awaiting a letter from the state, which will transfer North Washington Drive to the city’s control. However, FDOT spokesperson Marsha Burke said the old map may not be correct. Yes, the map shows a state-owned right of way North Washington Drive, Burke said. “That was the original plan.” But the right of way was never actually purchased, Burke said. In any event, Daughters said a letter of clarification will ensure the state continues to maintain its route through the Circle. To Longboat Key residents with concerns about pedestrians affecting traffic on the Circle, Daughters said, “Our point is St. Armands Circle is a pedestrian area. The city of Sarasota is pedestrian friendly, and what’s your hurry?” Although the mystery of North Washington Drive may only be a paper trail, there are other changes being contemplated for the Circle that will impact traffic. First, the city plans to repaint the Circle, to make it more user friendly. Daughters said the way it is now, the two-lane circle can lead to confusion for drivers. Sometimes, a driver on the outside lane continues around the Circle, instead of turning, Daughters said. Or a driver on the inside lane will try to cross over the outside lane to exit the Circle, he explained. Repainting the outside lane for turns should help reduce problems, Daughters said. Also, the idea of extending the 25 mph zone further north toward Longboat Key is in the preliminary stages, Daughters said. ❑



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Water system CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A repairs. The total sewage system budget is more than $3 million this year — about 50% more than in 2000. “But the reality is they have a (fresh) water infrastructure that is aging too,” said Andrews. Andrews’ application contains charts showing how spending on repairs and replacement typically rises sharply in the fourth and fifth decades of a water system’s lifespan. She said she cannot estimate what those increased costs will be at this point. The total utility fund budget is $6.2 million this year, compared to $4.1 million in 2000. “We’re at the point now where it’s going to cost us quite a bit of money,” Town Manager Bruce St. Denis told the Town Commission Sept. 19. The goal will be to prioritize the worst problems with the water system and begin a “step by step” repair process, Andrews said. At the Town Commission meeting Sept. 19, St. Denis hasti-

Town rule CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A The commissioners decided to discuss the matter further at a later date, when they can take a look at some language Persson has crafted to deal with the issue. In other business, the Town Commission: • Discussed modifying the sign code. The change would allow up to three, 32square-foot signs for a town event being held by a non-profit, civic group, to be placed off-premises for seven days. Patterson said he is concerned about the precedent the change would set, “We’re only two years down the road with the sign ordinance but we’re already moving to modify it.” Legler said 32 square feet seems large. St. Denis said the sign needs to be about that big, so drivers going 45

ly added $35,000 to this year’s budget for a utility rate study, during the final approval of the spending plan. St. Denis said this rate study will involve more than just upping the price of water. The town will also have to look for a more fair way of charging customers, he explained. Manatee County, which provides fresh water to Longboat Key, charges an additional fee when the town uses more than the 2.5 million gallons a day it is allotted. But that increased cost is borne by all water customers, not just those who use excessive amounts of water, St. Denis said. So, price penalties for individuals using large amounts of water might encourage conservation, and provide extra funds to help balance the utility fund, he said. Commissioner Ron Johnson told St. Denis in private business, the desire to keep budgets balanced can lead to cuts in reserve funds. But having money in reserve is very helpful when, for example, a factory roof needs to be replaced, Johnson said. Perhaps Johnson was alluding to the town’s 2002 budget. In 2000, the utility fund showed an ending balance of $3.5 million. This year, the budget shows an ending balance of zero. ❑

mph can see what it says. Commissioner John Kerwin asked how many organizations could take advantage of the new rule. “I bet you’d be surprised,” said St. Denis. “I don’t think you’re going to see a deluge of organizations jump on this sign thing,” said Albie Frank. Helen Holt asked whether one organization could put up signs more than once a year. They could, said Persson. Legler asked whether the commission will approve each sign request. St. Denis said the requests would be handled by staff. Commissioner Hal Lenobel said making groups come to the commission with their sign requests might mean fewer signs, “and therefore fewer problems.” “Maybe we ought to go ahead with it and see where it lands,” said Redgrave. The commission forwarded the ordinance to a meeting for a vote.

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• Discussed improving the pension package for general employees. The change would allow employees to pay to add to their town service up to five years of service to another government entity. The employee would pay an amount sufficient to cover the cost of their pension payments, so the change would not cost the town money. Commissioners moved the measure forward to the next regular meeting. • Decided to add $3,000 to the budget for two new historical markers. One will memorialize the spot where a fisherman brought a great white shark to shore on Longboat Key. The other sign will be about the remnants of an old bridge in Longboat Pass. • Put out a call for volunteers because there are not enough to fill vacancies. Volunteers are needed for the Sarasota County Bicycle Pedestrian Committee and the Citizen’s Tax Oversight Committee. ❑

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New dredging project requested BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

After a three-month delay, Mark Brier received a variance to build a dock on Lighthouse Point, because experts found that it will not cause accretion in a nearby channel. Brier needed a variance because the dock will be 14 feet farther out than rules allow, to reach water deep enough for a boat. In June, representatives from nearby Sands Point Condominium argued that the dock would cause sand to fill in a channel used by Sands Point boaters. They asked the Zoning Board of Adjustment to make Brier responsible for dredging the channel. Brier’s attorney, Michael Furen said there is no proof the dock would have an impact on the channel. The Zoning Board postponed the variance request and Coastal Engineering Consultants

Inc. was called in to study the area. The engineers determined the dock will have a negligible effect on the boating channel. After learning of the expert’s findings, Sands Point Condominium Association President Julian Hansen said he no longer opposed construction of the dock. “We are not against docks, because we have a dock,” he said. Hansen said he is no engineer, just a boater. “All we know is what we’ve seen over the past 20 years. We think the town has to recognize we have a very serious problem with Lighthouse Point lagoon.” The channel in the area has shrunk from a 6-foot depth to a depth of about 3 feet over the years, Hansen explained. He asked the Zoning Board to pass a motion urging the town to dredge the channel. “There really are two issues here,” said

Zoning Board Chairman Vincent DeLisi at the Sept. 12 meeting. The need to dredge the channel is not related to the request for a variance, DeLisi pointed out. Perhaps the town could have the channel cleaned out as part of the upcoming canal dredging project, suggested board member Marilyn Bezner. Town Attorney David Persson said that project is too far along to include new work, but that does not preclude the town from taking action in the future. Persson suggested that Hansen contact the Town Commission about the problem. Board member Arthur Stern said the Zoning Board has no control over dredging projects, and moved to approve Brier’s variance request. The board voted unanimously in favor of Brier. In other business, the Zoning Board:

• Heard a request for a waiver from the town’s daylight plane regulations, which govern the angle of roofs. Robert Hanson and Jean Griffin requested the waiver for 3631 Fair Oaks Place, where they plan to build a second story above the garage. The waiver would allow them to build at a 66degree angle, instead of the 61 degrees as is required. Town Planner Monica Daigle said she recommended approval, because the change will not cause problems for any neighbors. Board member Ray Nawrocki asked whether the new roof could cast a shadow on nearby solar panels. Daigle said she is not aware of any solar panels next door. The board voted unanimously to grant the waiver. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 10, but so far there are no requests to be heard. ❑

St. Armands Circle plans for the season BY LUSYA SULLIVAN Staff Writer

The St. Armands Circle Association plans to lure residents and tourists alike to St. Armands Circle at least every other weekend. From October through January, and perhaps during the summer, St. Armands Circle will be bustling with energy and fun. The busy season will be kicked off with “Jag Fest,” a classic Jaguar car show at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. “It draws the crowd we’re looking for,” said Diane Corrigan, executive director of the St. Armands Circle Association, about the car show.

After the car show Corrigan said, “We are jamming until January.” The planned jazz series will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. “We’re very excited,” said Corrigan. Each series is an “official concert with national quality performers,” said Michael Valentino, a Circle merchant. The performers will be coming down for the jazz from the St.Petersburg/Tampa area on a monthly basis, the first of which will be held Friday, Oct. 25. The jazz series season runs from October through May. The Circle has claimed another Friday, as well. The second Friday, featuring the “Second Friday Sunset Stroll,” also is

booked. This monthly event will feature musical groups spread out on the Circle, as well as strolling, shopping and dining. As of now, the first stroll will be in November, but merchants are hoping for October. If the strolls are pulled together for October, that “could be a dynamic weekend ... and then dynamic weeks afterward,” said Jack Peffley, president of the association. If that’s the case, the stroll will be held Friday, Oct. 11, kicking off two events for that weekend: St. Armands’ annual Columbus Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale and the St. Armands annual art festival. More than 170 artists’ booths will be featured from 10 a.m.


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Meddlezone Give the members of Longboat Key’s commercial zoning committee their due: They have been meeting all summer in earnest to craft a new commercial zoning code. They earn an “A” for effort. They’ve taken their charge seriously. And their motivations and suggestions are with the best of intentions: to improve the current and future state of commercial properties and businesses on Longboat Key in a way that benefits everyone — businesses, property owners, Longboat residents and the town alike. And toward that end, it appears the special committee is well on its way to presenting a new commercial code to the full Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board and ultimately to the Town Commission. If only there were reasons to be excited. Ask Art Falls, longtime owner of the Sea Stable and its building, along with the Susan Stribling’s and Brightwater Boutique stores on Longboat. Falls has followed the summer zoning committee. His assessment? “It’s busy work,” Falls said this week. To wit: the subject of observation decks. The committee has spent ample time discussing whether commercial and mixed-use buildings should be able to construct 10-foothigh, 100-square-foot observation decks as a fourth floor. Board members have hesitated, for fear of people intruding on their neighbors (as if height is an issue on a key of highrise condos). The town’s zoning consultant — of course there’s a taxpayer-paid consultant — dealt with this privacy concern by adding to the proposed code a requirement that the deck have walls on sides where the public would be visible. In addition, she included a requirement that the decks be accessible between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. When a committee member asked who would enforce this time limit, the consultant said the observation decks could be accessed by a key card, which would work only during permissible hours. “OK, just so we’re not creating a

monster to deal with later on,” said Robert Drohlich, chairman of the summer committee. They were serious. There is something about zoning. It triggers a “meddling” instinct. Zoning board members and elected politicians cannot resist the addictive urge to gunk up land-use policies with incredible minutiae of do’s and don’ts. And while they meddle — with the intent of controlling and crafting a community in their view of the ideal — they take away freedoms, freedom over your own destiny and property. Just ask Falls. “They created a 15-foot side-yard setback requirement for commercial buildings,” Falls said. “That means my building can be only 10 feet wide. In a sense they’ve taken my property away from me.” Oh, but while they take away freedoms, planning boards are also famous for tilting the fields with incentives. Our summer committee has been no different. In an effort to encourage commercial property owners to redevelop and upgrade their properties, the committee is considering a 100% property tax cut over a five-year period as an incentive to redevelop. That’s what they all do — offer payoffs, the proverbial practice of taking away from one group and giving to a favored group. The gesture is nice; but it’s wrong. Don’t give artificial incentives, create real ones. Create a simple framework that allows for flexibility, freedom and choice. This is what commercial property owners asked for almost two years ago. This is what they urged the committee to create when it began its summer task. In the words of Falls: “Go back to open planning. Allow for commercial property owners to submit plans on what they would like to do, and let them do it so long as the plans meet state and federal requirements and don’t interfere with the health, safety and welfare of the community. And don’t charge us

$180 an hour to have them reviewed at Town Hall. “If they’d just leave me alone, I’d be a lot better off. It’s not any better,” Falls said of the new zoning taking shape. “It’s worse. But it doesn’t matter. My voice doesn’t count. I spent an hour on the phone with some guy who interviewed me on what I thought. I never heard any of my comments come back to the committee.” Falls’ comments bring to mind the monarchy of King Louis XIV in France. Thanks to Louie’s taxation, the French economy was contracting badly. His economic adviser Colbert took on the mission of improving France’s economy. His tactics included boosting industry with government controls and minute regulations. Business choked even more. When Colbert asked a group of manufacturers what he could for industry, a man named Legendre answered: “Laissez-nous faire!” Leave us alone! ❑❑❑

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Gov. Bush earns an ‘A’ for fiscal performance BY STEPHEN MOORE AND STEPHEN SLIVINSKI Against the backdrop of the worst state budget crunch in years, only two governors have earned the highest grade of “A” in the Cato Institute’s sixth biennial fiscal policy report card on the nation’s governors — Bill Owens of Colorado and Jeb Bush of Florida. Four governors received F’s: Gray Davis of California, Don Sundquist of Tennessee, Bob Taft of Ohio and John Kitzhaber of Oregon. The report card is a comparative analysis of the budget and tax records of 42 governors. (Seven governors were excluded because they assumed office too recently to be fully assessed. Alaska’s governor was also excluded.) The report card provides an index of fiscal restraint for each governor, based on 17 objective measures of fiscal and economic performance. Those who cut taxes and spending the most receive the highest grades. Those who raised taxes and spending the most receive the lowest grades. This year’s grades come in the context of state budget trends during the past decade. Between 1996 and 2001, total federal government spending rose 19%. By contrast, state general fund spending rose 39% during the same period. State general fund spending grew 5% in 1997, 5.7% in 1998, 7.7% in 1999, 7.2% in 2000 and 8.3% in 2001. As the economy slowed down and large budget gaps started appearing, states still increased spending by 2% in 2002, on average. Clearly, rapid spending growth has put states in the current budget mess. Yet states recently enacted tax hikes of more than $6 billion, which is the biggest combined increase since 1992. Says Colorado’s Gov. Owens: “States do not have a revenue problem. They have an overspending problem.” Contributing to the spending problem is the fact that many of the Republican governors who were elected in the early and mid-1990s as tax cutters now embrace higher spending. John Engler of Michigan and George Pataki of New York are good examples. They both enacted substantial cuts in spending and taxes in their first terms, but half

REPORT CARD ON JEB BUSH Here’s what authors Stephen Moore and Stephen Slivinski said about Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the annual Fiscal Policy Report on America’s Governors: Jeb Bush has proven himself to be more fiscally conservative than his older brother, the president. He is the second-highest scoring governor on the report card this year (behind Colorado Gov. Bill Owens), which reflects a strong aversion to new taxes and an impressive array of economic growth-oriented policies over the past four years. In an era when many governors have dealt with the recession by raising taxes, Jeb Bush has cut the Florida tax burden and held off a tax hike agenda advanced by senators in his own party. In 1999, he cut Florida taxes by $1 billion, and in 2001 he cut the busi-

the states — led by Arizona, California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York — tried to close budget gaps by enacting major tax hikes. As it turned out, the states that hiked taxes in the early 1990s generally did not solve their budget woes; they created slower economic growth. The state that raised income tax rates the most, Connecticut, had job growth in the 1990s of just 4%. But Colorado, which cut income taxes substantially, saw a 45% job increase. In the current economic slowdown, governors have turned to “sin” taxes, particularly cigarette taxes. In the past two years, at least 18 states have raised taxes on cigarette consumers, and a handful has raised taxes on consumers of liquor. At least four states have raised their general sales tax.

ness intangible tax by $600 million. This past year he regrettably agreed to delay the final stage of the intangibles tax cut until 2003 as part of a budget balancing deal to cut $1 billion in state spending. That deal was patched together to close a deficit arising from the fall-off in tourism (and sales tax revenues) after the 9/11 attacks. Bush’s brightest accomplishment in 2002 was to quash a huge sales tax hike proposed by Senate President John McKay under the disguise of “tax reform.” He even took the unusual step of walking the halls of the capitol himself, asking members of both parties to oppose the plan. The only tax blemish on Bush’s record is that he signed the National Governors Association letter that comes close to endorsing taxation of Internet sales. Bush has also distinguished himself for promoting one of the most innovative choice-based school reforms in the nation and for enacting pro-consumer tort reform legislation.

In Washington State there is a ballot initiative to tax consumers of gourmet coffee drinks, which takes the concept of sin taxes to a whole new extreme. When it comes to individual gubernatorial performance, the governors with the best spending restraint records are Kenny Guinn of Nevada, Bill Owens of Colorado and Roy Barnes of Georgia. The worst budget restraint record was recorded by John Kitzhaber of Oregon. During his tenure, real per capita state spending increased at an annual average rate of about 9% through 2000. Davis (California), Jane Swift (Massachusetts), Jane Hull (Arizona) and Jesse Ventura (Minnesota) also have poor records on spending restraint.


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I am not homesteaded, because I thought you must be an owner, not just a resident, in order to homestead. A few weeks ago, upon receiving the tax notice from Jim Todora, I called his offices to ask about the huge increase in my assessment the last two years. A most helpful person there advised me that there was a way I could homestead. This could be done by having the trust send a “Grant of Possessory Right and Beneficial Interest” form, granting me a lifetime estate, and having my brother quit claim a life estate to me. I realize my position may be unique, but if anyone else is in a similar situation, maybe this information will be of interest. If only I had known this was possible, I would have saved many thousands of dollars over the years. Too bad such useful information is never published. Mardi Sigmund Longboat Key


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

Canal dredging dilemma Dear Editor: I feel compelled to write this letter due to the recent events and articles in The Longboat Observer associated with the dredging of the canals. I have lived on Tarawitt Drive for approximately 20 years. The canal is not very different now than it was 20 years ago. I own a boat and have owned one for the entire time I have lived here. The canal is just fine for my boat and I don’t expect anyone else to pay for my recreational choices. This brings me to what I see as the two main issues involving the canal dredging onTarawitt/Jungle Queen. The first deals with a group of gentlemen who wish to have the canal dredged in order to get their large boats (too big for the canal) out at any time, regardless of the tide conditions. The canal was never designed as a deep-water, big-boat canal (such as those at the Longboat Key Club, maintained privately). Any changes in the canal have come in the last five years, as these large boats have prop dredged the canal. Why, I ask, should my family be forced to pay $25,000 to put in a new seawall so these big boat friends can have their way? If they want to get their boats out at any time, let them keep their boats at a marina. If the expense is too great or inconvenient, then they know how I feel. The second issue deals with the people with the older, low-lying houses that believe the dredging of the canal will alleviate their flooding problem. First this is a fallacy, without going into the science of it (water seeks its own level). Those houses flooded 20 years ago and they still flood today. The issue is really the same as the big-boat peo-



ple. When these people with the older antiquated houses purchased their home on Tarawitt, they had a choice: buy a newer raised house (more expensive) or the lower, less expensive house. They chose the latter to save money, knowing they would have flooding problems. Now they want my family to pay to improve their property. Finally, in closing, I would like to say Mr. Lendrihas’ letter to The Longboat Observer of last week hit the nail on the head. What was left out were the amounts — $460,000 to build the tennis courts and place them on a $1.3 million parcel of land, which will never be paid back to the taxpayers. Then there is the $3 million tax surplus and the reclaimed water albatross that commissioners promised would not involve taxpayer money. Lastly, my seawall is not crumbling or falling down, nor do I expect it to, whether the canal is dredged or not. However, I would be foolish and irresponsible to sign over my property rights without some protection for my property. Keith Bozza Longboat Key

Wake up and smell the popcorn Dear Editor: Count us in as two more Longboat Key residents who would love to see a small movie theater built on our little piece of paradise. And wouldn’t the Plaza Restaurant be the perfect location ... plenty of parking and not in anybody’s backyard? Imagine being able to see an art film, or even a first-run film after it has gone from downtown, without having to leave the island. Come on, developer-type person. Wake up and smell the popcorn! Andy and Albie Frank Longboat Key

She’s figured it out Dear Editor: While up north, after reading article after article and wading through letter upon letter about how to handle the turtlehatchling problem, I have jotted down two lines which sum it all up: The turtles here have wily reason Not to lay their eggs in season. Can you envision the problems the baby turtles would have competing with those of us who come down here in the winter and cause the island to sag in the middle from all that extra weight of hundreds of cars (with big headlights)? Judy Goldstein Longboat Key

Tax situation unique Dear Editor: After reading the article on the front page of your Sept. 19 issue regarding “Taxes hit part-time residents hardest,” and the letters to the editor regarding same, I feel obliged to put in my two cents worth. I have lived on Longboat since 1991 in a house my mother had built here. My situation is most likely one of a kind, as I am a resident and voter here. Fifty percent of my house was left in trust for me (with my children as the ultimate beneficiaries) and 50% outright to my brother. Consequently,

Dear Editor: It’s no one’s fault. Not the governor of the state of Florida, not the secretary of state, former secretary of state, supervisor of elections in Broward County, not the poll workers, not the mayors — no one will assume any responsibility for this major fiasco. Nobody. Is there a Republican mole in a democratic country? It is the voters who award political power to people who will not assume responsibility for the jobs they seek election for. Being made a laughing stock of the world offends me. Now the incompetents are seeking federal aid to help run our November election. Give me a break. This speaks volumes to the inability of voters to vote intelligently when we award political power to know nothings. Will we ever learn? Maye Lavinson Longboat Key

Harris a Florida ‘curiosity’ Dear Editor: The Sarasota Herald-Tribune is no longer endorsing Katherine Harris, noting the “embarrassing blunders” that have become not “the exception but the expectation.” On Sept. 19 there was an editorial in the New York Times entitled “Two Strikes and You’re in Congress” and subtitled “Katherine Harris and other Florida curiosities.” Yet The Longboat Observer overlooks all of Harris’ faults, mistakes and lack of knowledge to, almost blithely, endorse her. The voters on Longboat, Republican and Democrat, have proven in the past that they are more sophisticated. Harris has raised $2.6 million for her campaign. Some of this overkill comes from out-ofstate. There can be little doubt where Harris’ interests lie. She will be obligated to be a special interest and party politics lackey. Katherine Harris may have looks, family and wealth, but she does not seem to have the ability and knowledge to serve our community and its residents in the best possible manner. Outside of Florida she’s a “curiosity.” Mort Goodman Longboat Key

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YACHTING RETREAT ON NORTH SIESTA Lovely, long bay views are yours from every major room of this stunning classically modern home with high ceilings, coral stone fireplace and glamorous courtyard entry with fountain. $3,750,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #224010 DIRECT GULF .9 ACRE LOT Ready to build 5,200 sq. ft. home. Includes historically designated Carousel House, views of Lido, Longboat & downtown, and private beach. $2,600,000. Karen Chandler and Bill Hackett, 349-3444 or 366-7107. #214202 BRAND NEW MEDITERRANEAN STYLE CONDO Over 3,000 sq. ft. of ultimate beach living. Private balconies overlook unobstructed Gulf views and fabulous sunsets. Luxurious appointments, marble, and crown mouldings. $979,000. Lorraine Neal, 966-8000 or 350-0997. #219365 GATED LUXURY TOWNHOME Three BR pool home with stunning touches, top-of-the-line appliances & quality materials. Includes large boat slip on sailboat water. $925,000. Georgina Clamage, 951-6660 or 346-9121. #225507 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



The Renaissance THE RENAISSANCE OF SARASOTA. City living, Sarasota style, with all the amenities. Walk to the Van Wezel and downtown. Enjoy bay and city views. Decorated 1, 2 & 3 bedroom models open daily. $160,000s to $500,000s+. Karen Wall, Martina Coppenrath & Eric Massey, 951-6660 & 955-2955. DEEPWATER BOATING COMMUNITY with private dock in a tropical setting. Remodeled 3-level home with an all-new kitchen and numerous upgrades. $859,000. Sheldon Paley, 388-4447 or 356-1857. #221520 SOMERSET CAY - MODEL NOW OPEN Elegant waterfront lifestyle with poolside cabanas & boat slips. Only 17 luxury condominium residences with outstanding floor plans of up to 2,558 square feet with semi-private elevators. Preview our Robb & Stucky Model featuring fine furnishings from The Tommy Bahama Collection. From the $800,000s. Jeff Granston and Patricia Landsberg, 312-0146 or 312-9242. BEST VALUE IN SIESTA ISLES Three BRs plus den, just two blocks to public beach. Over 2,425 sq. ft. under air. $449,000. Tracy DeRamo, 349-3444 or 266-3004. #225580 LOOK AT THE VIEWS from this 4th floor split plan condo. Glass enclosed lanai, new furniture & tastefully decorated. Marina with dockage, tennis courts & 2 pools. $337,500. Judy Greene, 349-3444 or 925-7757. #225439

– MAINLAND – THE PALAIS at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota with nearly 5,000 sq. ft. of unparalleled luxury. Superbly furnished west corner penthouse affords breathtaking panorama. $7,950,000. Terri Derr & Ken Torrington, 383-7591 or 356-6694. #217571 BAYFRONT MEDITTERANEAN ESTATE Almost 2 acres of walled, gated grounds with guesthouse, 2 koi ponds, 10-car garage, putting green, pool & dock with lift. Marble & hardwoods throughout. $4,995,000. Mary Evelyn Miley, 966-8000 or 416-1406. #220810 GATED WATERFRONT ESTATE IN HARBOR ACRES Majestic Mediterranean residence on 3/4-acre of manicured grounds. Superb in every way. Deep sailboat water on protected yacht basin. A Sotheby's listing. $4,500,000. Jenifer Schwell, 388-4447 or 383-3209. #223133 GRAND TWO-STORY PENTHOUSE with 7,200 sq. ft. and 360 degree views over Sarasota Bay. Sweeping staircase to 2nd floor suites and rooftop terrace. $4,200,000. Susan Fox, 383-3759. #218028 VISTA BAY POINT Enjoy glorious sunsets over the bay on Golden Gate Point. 17 exclusive residences, one per floor, 3,000 and 3,317 square feet, feature 3 bedroom suites plus den and expansive entertaining deck with aboveground pool. $870,000 to $1,850,000. Joselle Culp, 951-6650. OAKS I Six BRs plus study in Grand Manor on 1 1/2 lots on North Creek. Pecan & travertine floors with 'Old Florida' water views from gourmet kitchen & veranda. $1,695,000. Phyllis Garfinkel, 951-6660 or 302-6400. #223247 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 A TRULY GRAND PRESTANCIA HOME with unbeatable lake & golf course views. Two gorgeous master suites, guest suite, 27' ceilings, open plan, balconies, decks & pool. $1,200,000. Wayne and Penny Sanders, 966-8000 or 923-5895. #219084 THE TOWER RESIDENCES AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, SARASOTA Experience the old-world grandeur & legendary service of The RitzCarlton. 80 residences of luxurious living ranging from 2,800 square feet to 5,300 for a glorious penthouse. Priced from $1,000,000+. Debbie Bahr & Joan Dickinson, 364-8884 & 951-6650. STUNNING,VIVID & DRAMATIC 3,500 sq. ft. home in University Park. Exquisite details throughout with veranda, summer kitchen, waterfall pool & lush, tropical landscaping. $948,000. Linda Driggs, 951-6660 or 922-1459. #218298 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.

GRACIOUS HOME IN DESIRABLE LANDINGS Four/5BR with over 1/2 acre on private cul-de-sac. Very fine & rich details throughout. Racquet club membership included. $775,000. Linda Driggs, 951-6660 or 922-1459. #222831 MERIDIAN I Stunning, never lived in decorator model. Two/3BR furnished 5th floor unit with views of the bay & Gulf. Granite, faux painting & custom built-ins. $675,000. Mary Ann Dabney, 388-4447 or 350-9806. #225452 SPECTACULAR VIEWS from this 5th floor Rembrandt floor plan. Beautiful, open space with full bay view. Downtown near the new Ritz-Carlton. $629,000. Brigitte Von Kessel, 383-3759 or 383-6182. #221822 LEASE BACK AVAILABLE Beautifully updated with Corian, ceramics, built-ins & great room in a split plan. Private lot overlooking 7th fairway. Separate guest apartment. $599,000. Dennis Beauchamp, 383-7591 or 266-5333. #220126 FABULOUS VIEWS on 1 of the only building lots left in The Oaks II. Enjoy all the amenities, including gorgeous clubhouse, 2 golf courses & tennis courts. $585,000. Terri Krenn, 951-6660 or 928-1865. #217688 CONDO ON THE BAY Beautiful 9th Floor Van Gogh. 1,700 sq. ft. & meticulous with ceramic & newer carpet. Stunning bay views. $549,000. Joan Boltax, 388-4447 or 350-6390. #223711 WONDERFUL 10TH FLOOR VIEWS of Sarasota & beyond. Spacious 2BR condo in the Renaissance with outstanding amenities. Large, open unit is offered turnkey furnished. $545,000. Derrick Bhayat, 388-4447 or 504-9785. #224110 HISTORIC WEST OF TRAIL AVONDALE Character & class describes this beautiful 3BR home with wood floors, romantic fireplace & lush yard with brick walkways. $499,900. Diana Michel, 349-3444 or 954-3782. #224985 WOODLANDS III AT BENT TREE Lushly landscaped acre surrounds 4BR family home with skylights. Great for entertaining. Caged pool area & freshly painted. $495,000. Bitsy Robertson and Steve Spraker, 951-6660 or 377-0098. #219144 ONE WORD: FABULOUS describes this 2BR all new, clean, open & bright unit with views from every room across bay, islands and out into the Gulf. Finest appointments throughout, in perfect central location. $495,000. Dick Lewis, 388-4447 or 355-3580. #215094 ARCHITECTURALLY PERFECT Georgian Colonial 2BR home overlooking the 2nd fairway of the Oaks II Heron Golf Course. Crown moldings, high ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, plantation shutters &new appliances. $495,000. Suzan Cromwell, 388-4447 or 376-7766. #224097 CHARM & SOPHISTICATION describe this decorator's West of the Trail gem. Located on a street with many newer upscale homes. Perfect as is, or room for expansion & pool. $439,000. Peter Salefsky, 383-7591 or 724-5107. #223962 FIRETHORNE LAKES Over one private acre, this sophisticated home tenders marble flooring, huge master suite, pool with elegant cabana and much more. $395,000. Susan Mitchell, 951-6660. #222467 COUNTRY CLUB OF SARASOTA Beautifully updated with excellent quality & workmanship. Three BRs, pool/spa with waterfall & updated landscaping. Lovely golf course & water views. $378,900. Pamela & Lynford Wiley, 951-6660 or 925-2153. #222931 TOWLES COURT ART COLONY: Small jewel of a 1926 craftsman era bungalow, refurbished outside. Original wood floors, wood-burning fireplace, original windows, new plumbing and electric, native landscaping, fenced yard. $369,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #220927 NORMAN ROCKWELL PICTURE PERFECT Front porch with huge overhanging trees, inviting rooms with original wood floors, and traditional fireplace. Fabulous guesthouse in tropical setting with pool. $338,000. Barbara C. Dumbaugh, 388-4447 or 350-3743. #220884 TURTLE ROCK New Lee Wetherington construction. Three BRs plus den with upgrades including 17-inch tile, crown mouldings, Corian counters, & paver drive. $325,000. Barbara Brady & Kay Barberio, 951-6660 or 921-7872. #221192 TROPICAL HIDEAWAY This large estate lot faces Longboat Pass on the north bayfront of Jewfish Key, a beautiful 38-acre island between Longboat Key & Anna Maria Island. $325,000. Joan Bergstrom, 383-7591 or 383-1301. #223558 PALM AIRE VILLA Almost new 2BR plus den with 2-car garage. Great culde-sac location with preserve and lake views. Gated community with pool. $212,000. Stan Haidl and Peter Salefsky, 383-7591 or 724-3000. #220829 THE RENAISSANCE OF SARASOTA. City living, Sarasota style, with all the amenities. Walk to the Van Wezel and downtown. Enjoy bay and city views. Decorated 1, 2 & 3 bedroom models open daily. $160,000s to $500,000s+. Karen Wall, Martina Coppenrath & Eric Massey, 951-6660 & 955-2955.

GATED, WALLED, BAYFRONT ESTATE with fabulous bay & sunset views. Home theatre, indoor & outdoor pools, & 4-car garage. Two lots with lighted tennis court & 2 boat docks. A Sotheby's listing. $5,975,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #215710

STUNNING SIESTA KEY is the perfect location for this extraordinary gated compound on approximately two generous acres.The magnificent main home offers 10,000 square feet of luxurious living area and is situated on 185 feet of sandy, secluded beach. $3,995,000. Karen Chandler and Bill Hackett, 349-3444 or 366-7107. #225070

SPARKLING, NEWLY RENOVATED HOME is perfect for swimming or boating. Boat dock & lift located on canal. Four BRs, kitchen, 2-car garage & numerous extras. $1,349,000. Derrick Bhayat, 388-4447 or 504-9785. #209142

– EAST COUNTY – HAVE IT ALL Breathtaking golf course & water views in gated community. Five BRs plus hobby room pool home with neutral decor & quality upgrades. $735,000. Ann Martin, 388-4447 or 953-7717. #225353 RIVER CLUB Executive 2-story, 5BR pool home on a lush preserve lot. Traditional floor plan with Florida style. Lovely family neighborhood. $449,000. Janis Collier, 951-6660 or 321-9046. #221831 FIVE LOVELY ACRES with barn, paddocks & pasture areas. Home offers 3 large BRs, vaulted family room and designer kitchen. $425,000. M. Scott Spencer, 951-6660 or 350-0029. #221602

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Know who you are, know how to eat Dear Sylvia, After reading your column, I’ve become aware that — yes, indeed — I’m one of those people with some rotten habits that are weighing down my life. Even when I put forth my best efforts to change them, I find myself on a slippery slope. For instance, when I begin to pay close attention to how and what I eat, I find I can’t get a grip on my exercise routine, and the reverse is true. Can you help me? Due for a Change Dear Due for a Change, You may very well be right: You may have some terrible habits that you indulge in every

day. However, I have to commend you for one thing. When it comes to changing them, you’ve already made the first step. To alter anything in your life, particularly rotten habits, you have to recognize that changes need to be made. It all begins with awareness. The fact of the matter is that each person is a collection of habits. And we can change these habits by exchanging one habit for another, replacing an unwanted one for a wanted one. Success in life is largely a matter of cultivating effective habits and even small changes can make a big difference in the way we handle what comes along our path. But making those changes — and sticking to them — can be hard. Here are some of the steps I

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teach in my Living Thin class to help people begin to choose healthy habits and make the best possible changes in their lives.

Face up to the truth Nothing will happen until the moment you begin to tell the truth. It may sound simple, but this is what trips up people the most. Facing the truth about a habit allows you to see what’s actually happening. Are you a person who can’t say no to a second helping? Are you a person who rationalizes ordering the richest food on the menu every time you go out to eat? Are you a person who keeps putting off exercise for the day you feel just right? When you’re able to be honest with yourself, then you’ll be on your way. Your defenses will be down and you’ll be open to the possibility of change. Awareness is the first step.

SYLVIA Goldman

Changing the habits What does it take to change a habit? A lot. Your first job is facing the truth about your

habits. Then, visualize the changes you want to make. The stronger your visualization, the more likely you are to carry through with the action. The stronger your visual picture is of yourself, the more likely you are to live up to it. Practice in your mind exercising the control needed in a situation. There you are at the party and someone is offering you a giant slab of cake. See yourself responding one of two ways: Take a sliver and say, “Yes, it’s delicious, but I don’t want any more,” or hear yourself with the comeback, “No can do. I’m preparing for a colonoscopy and can’t eat anything rich.”

Excuses, excuses When you’re looking for an excuse to fall back on your old habits, any excuse will do. When you make an excuse, you’re refusing to step up to the plate. When you say, “I can’t help it. It’s just my nature,” you’ve already given yourself an excuse for sliding back into your destructive way of doing things. Another effective solution is going public. The more you talk about something, the more you up the ante. It’s like a person who’s considering taking up golf but hasn’t quite made the move to do it. First Mary has an idea that she might like playing golf. It seems like it

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might be fun and a healthy thing to do, too. So, she starts talking about it with a friend. Suddenly, she’s got a partner. The two go together and buy clubs. Talking about their new hobby revved up the energy. Then Mary makes an appointment to have a lesson and before she knows it, she’s out there playing. It’s the same with being healthy.

Build a repertoire of healthy habits

Everybody goofs up at some point. Simply start again and recommit with the steps I’ve listed above. Very soon you’ll find the new behavior is becoming a new habit. At the heart of becoming healthy is listening to yourself. Figure out what’s leading you back in circles, repeating the same destructive habits. Understand your unhealthy habits. When they’re not suiting your goals of becoming a healthy person, change them. I put it this way for my students: When you know who you are, you’ll know what to eat.


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Above all, refuse to feel discouraged if you blow it and fall back on one your old habits. Don’t be a perfectionist. The trap of perfectionism is that it offers another series of excuses: “I wasn’t able to do it so I must not be meant to do it.”

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Let’s talk about what we mean by healthy habits. In the very beginning, I chose to do my own research as to why and how people were slender or overweight. I invited many people to lunches or dinners and watched how they ate without discussing it. These were some of my observations: Slender people rarely finished what was on their plates. They rarely chose rich foods. While they seemed to enjoy good food even more than overweight people, they didn’t need to eat as much of it. On the other hand, overweight people ate quickly, without taking time to chew or even enjoy their food. Your digestive system functions more effectively when you chew carefully because the food begins to get dissolved before it hits your stomach. As the food hits your bloodstream, you begin feeling full. The more slowly you eat, the less food you need to feel satiated. Become aware of your habits. And then decide how you want to handle them. The choice is up to you. Try to build yourself a new repertoire of eating habits. Undo your old ones bit by bit. As a start, I suggest you see eating slowly as a challenge. If you’ve been eating quickly for a long time, it’s not going to happen over a weekend. Pin up a reminder on your refrigerator or on your bathroom mirror. Chew your food. You’ll enjoy it more and you’ll feel full on less — you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds.












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Massage: treat or treatment? It was the mid-’70s and I was producing some Chevrolet commercials with music by a free-spirited genius named Ed Labunski, since deceased. Deadlines were not meaningful to Ed, with the result that I frequently had to track him down, this time in Nashville. I found him just after he had been released from jail, following a bust at an establishment called The Magic Fingers Massage Parlor. The reason for this old story, besides your amusement, is my puzzlement that so few people get a massage. According to data from an Opinion Research Corporation study published in July 2001, 17% of the adult U.S. population had a massage in the past 12 months. Adults ages 55 to 64 jumped dramatically from 13% in 2000 to 20% in 2001, better than the overall number but hardly a mandate. Joe Lubow, director of the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy, a teacher and a practicing therapist for 14 years, says he thinks the numbers in Sarasota are much higher though he doesn’t want to hazard a guess. And, he says, “It should be 90%.” I agree. Why isn’t it? Healing with the hands is one of the oldest ideas in medicine. Recall Hippocrates: “The physician must be experienced in many things, but most assuredly in rubbing.” In many, if not most, countries today, it is fully integrated into the health-care system. In this country, the use of massage for healing gave way to the technological, pharmaceutical and surgical developments of the 20th century, probably reaching its nadir mid-century. It reemerged in the ‘60s, associated with the then counterculture

concept of holistic health, and it is one of the most popular techniques in today’s alternative or complementary medical system. Many chiropractors, for example, have massage therapists in their offices. It’s not clear that massage therapy will ever be considered real healing in our culture that wants everything quantified. Americans have real reservations about touchyfeely. And the “Magic Fingers” imagery certainly doesn’t help. But massage therapy is rapidly growing in popularity as well as legitimacy. There are numerous forms of massage and other kinds of bodywork but they tend to hold certain basic principles in common. The most basic principle is that improved blood circulation is beneficial for virtually all health conditions. The lymph system also benefits from massage. Therapeutic manipulation of soft tissue helps release the toxic by-products of metabolism that can accumulate there as a result of tension or trauma and it can release muscular tension caused by emotional of physical stress. Massage is soothing and can help reduce stress. And better circulation and more harmonious functioning of the musculoskeletal structure can improve the functioning of all the body’s systems — the organ systems, the nervous, immune and digestive systems, etc. At the physical level, then, massage makes things work better. At the psychological level, it reduces stress and produces relaxation. And at the emotional level, touch itself is therapeutic, an effect for which there is increasing scientific explanation.



There is even a Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami dedicated to the study of touch and its application in science and medicine. Can you be too old to enjoy these benefits? Not according to my massage therapist, Wayne Wolff of The Little Day Spa in downtown Sarasota. He says his oldest client was having her first massage at age 100. When asked why she had chosen that particular time to start, she responded, “It’s about time I got to it, don’t you think?” There are a few situations where massage therapy may not be appropriate — some cancer patients, infectious skin diseases, circulatory ailments like phlebitis or varicose veins or immediately after surgery, for example. If in doubt, ask your doctor. Florida is one of the leading states when it comes to licensing massage therapists. It requires graduation from an approved massage therapy school or a board-approved apprenticeship program, passing the National Certification Examination and 24 hours of continuing education every two years. Other good credentials are membership in the American Massage Therapy Association and/or the Florida State Massage Therapy Association. To find a therapist, seek a referral from someone you know. Other options include The Sarasota School of Massage Therapy’s referral service at 957-0577. You can call the FSMTA Central Office at 1-407-628-2772 for a list of their members in the area, or you can “Find A Massage Therapist” at the AMTA Web site If you are one of the 83% of adults who have not had a massage in the last 12 months and one of the 90% that Joe and Wayne and I all agree would benefit, give it a try. It’s a treat and a treatment; good and good for you. Molly Schechter is an ACE-certified personal trainer with a specialty in older adult fitness. She teaches classes at the Longboat Key Recreation Center and the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. You can email her at ❑


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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.

Sept. 12 10:43 a.m. — 5400 block Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Larceny. Subject said bicycle is missing from carport.

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Sept. 14 10:20 a.m. — 2800 block Harbourside Drive. Suspicious circumstance. Boat captain said woman hired to clean boat did a bad job. Police made sure boat was not damaged. 12:05 p.m. — 2800 block Harbourside Drive. Missing property. Subject thought his boat motor was missing and later learned it was being serviced. 12:08 p.m. — 100 block North Shore Road. Property found. Police found tent and blanket on Greer Island. 2:39 p.m. — 5100 block GMD. Suspicious circumstance. Subjects chased off two teenagers trying to open hotel room door. 5:14 p.m. — 3600 block GMD. Traffic violation. Police cited Bond, “M. Bond,” for speeding 55 mph in a 45 mph zone. 8:14 p.m. — 6900 block GMD. Property found. Police received lost wallet and contacted owner. 9:05 p.m. — Bradenton Beach. Assist. Longboat Key Police called in to help Bradenton Beach police with car burglary in

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12:10 p.m. — 6300 block GMD. Public service. Subject told police suspicious vehicle was parked in front of his house. Driver of vehicle told police he was just interested in the house, which has a for sale sign out front. 2:02 p.m. — North Shore Road. Code enforcement. Subjects warned for using spear gun to fish from beach.

7:02 a.m. — 4700 block GMD. Rescue/drug overdose. Subject called cops after being visited by “numerous unknown individuals” at her hotel room over the weekend. Subject was worried because she was excited and could not sleep. Subject believed she was drugged. Paramedics found no drugs in her system. They determined she overdosed on caffeine by drinking too much soda. 3:42 p.m. — 500 block GMD. Public service. Subject had to brake hard for construction vehicle. 4:41 p.m. — 5200 block GMD. Warrant. Subject arrested on warrant for operating with suspended license. 10:12 p.m. — 5300 block GMD. Public service. Subject said man may have tried to drive off bridge. Police spoke to man, who was sad because his wife is ill, but did not seem suicidal.

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3:56 a.m. — GMD at Bay Isles Parkway. Traffic violation. Hawaii resident caught going 85 mph in a 45 mph zone. Subject smelled of alcohol, so police tested his sobriety. Subject passed and was ticketed.

progress. Longboat officer found two cars with windows smashed upon arrival. Behind the building, police found subject crouching and peering into a car. Subject was clutching bags containing purses and compact discs from the damaged vehicles. Subject said he was just looking for a spot to urinate. Arrested.

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Lost and found people 0 Beach nudity 0 Code violations 113 Personality conflict 37 Superglued doors 1 Rude in restaurant 0 Nipple Pinching 2 Picking toenails 0 Elvis sightings 0 Explicit Speedos 2 Anthrax anxieties 4 Pet peeves 0 Crossdresser crossing 1 Soda overdose 1

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

on the Key LBK Republican Club — Florida House candidates will speak at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Sarasota Yacht Club. Cost is $14. RSVP with Jodie, 383-0628.

social events “Stakes and Bakes at the Beach” — hosted by The Community Music School of Southwest Florida, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Siesta Key Beach Pavilion. Cost is $30 a person, $55 a couple, $15 a child younger than 10 and $50 a patron. It is chaired by Betsy and Richard Bores and Pam and Lyn Wiley. Jessica Brennan, 953-4410.

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. Saturday at the Sanctuary — “Varieties of Bird Nests” presentation will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Pelican Man’s Bird

public events Family Hobby Expo — sponsored by Sarasota Model Railroad Club, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Manatee Convention and Civic Center. Admission is $5 for adults, 18 and younger admitted free. Dan Cioffi, 723-3421. Oktoberfest — a celebration of German food and entertainment will be held from Friday through Sunday, Sept. 27 to 29, at Manatee

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County Fairgrounds. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Daily Admission is $4, with free admission from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Susan Wilcox, Bill LaMee, 708-3456. Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic — (no-cost and low-cost) will be held by the Animal Rescue Coalition (ACR) Thursdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, at Animal Services, 5407 Pinkney Ave., Sarasota; and Friday, Sept. 27, at Winn Dixie, 3500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. ARC is dedicated to ending the killing of innocent animals. Details, 957-1955. Bridal Show — The Wedding Event — will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Robarts Arena. The runway show is at 3:45 p.m. Admission is $1 for adults and free for children. Dave LaBell, 957-5433. Rare Fruit Tree Sale — will be hosted by the Sarasota Fruit & Nut Society from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Free admission. Details, 1-941-412-1392.


Prior to mandatory use of facemasks and mouthgaurds for high school and college football players in 1963, half of all football injuries involved the face and mouth. Since then, dental injuries have all but been eliminated. It is now recommended that mouthguards be worn for a variety of sports. Mouthguards have been shown to reduce trauma to teeth, gums, and the surrounding jawbone, as well as to reduce injury to the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and to the intensity and number of head concussions. While store-bought mouthguards are less expensive than the custom devices made by the dentist, they are not likely to fit as well. Custom-made mouthguards are less likely to come loose and interfere with breathing.

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All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, will offer Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. Sunday. Holy Eucharist and Healing or Morning Prayer also will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Downs Spitler, interim rector, will officiate. 383-8161.

Living in a secular world Recently, one of our church members let me know, very gently, that I had repeated a scripture reading in our Sunday service. He is one of the kindest and most generous of our members. He never shies away from helping others, either in a direct or indirect way in order to comfort, help and assist those who are in need. I asked him to tell me exactly which scripture reading to which he was referring. After he told me, I realized that he had not been aware that the same parables of Jesus and the same deeds are retold in various forms in the Gospels. This then reminded me of the time one of my Episcopal friends had commented on how much of the Book of Common Prayer she found in the Bible. It seems that most of us have either forgotten or never acquired the basic knowledge one needs in order to understand what might be happening at a religious service. Is it because we live in a totally secular world where anything religious has been relegated to a position of “nice but not necessary,” or have we just not received adequate education to be able to appreciate the worship service and what it contains. I happen to believe that the hunger for God, for worship and for spiritual truths is just as great today as it has ever been. What is different is that we do not know how to approach or worship God. I am not speaking of just being able to learn a method or way to acquire knowledge about God, I am speaking about how to cultivate a living relationship with God through worship. Part of this experience surely requires that we do some study in order to have some understanding of church history. Another part of this is recognizing that there are four areas of Christ’s pres-

St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, 40 N. Adams Drive, will hold a contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Youth and adult Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Eric P. Wogen will officiate. 388-1234. St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, will hold a Saturday Mass at 5 p.m. and Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses are held at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Rev. Edward Pick is the pastor of the church. 383-1255. Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road. Friday Shabbat Service is at 8 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat. Shemini Atzeret/Simcha Torah Sabbath Service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by a Kiddush. Rabbi Michael Eisenstat will officiate at both Services, assisted by Joseph Spinella, cantorial soloist/music director, and on Friday night by the Temple Beth Israel Choir. 383-3428.

ence when we gather to worship: 1. Just the fact that we are gathered together to worship calls forth God’s presence. When we are gathered together for prayer and enter the place of worship, Christ enters us as well and we are transformed, insofar as we are able, into the love and light of God. It is said, “ ... whenever two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am among them.” 2. We also enter into Christ’s presence when we hear the Gospel reading for the day. Each time the Gospel is read, the text has the potential to communicate what the Spirit is trying to say to us in our lives at this moment. 3. The third way we experience God in the worship is through prayer. It is our way of building relationship with God and of God’s relating to us when we listen.

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4. The fourth aspect of experiencing God is when we receive communion. We are asking for ourselves to be transformed in a very mysterious way into the communion of all of God’s faithful people and also into the Body of Christ, the new creation of God’s humanity. From this worship, we are asked, as transformed persons, to reenter the world and bring this new presence into the world. By so doing, we are able to also transform the world and the people in it. Susan Fryback is director of program ministries at Longboat Island Chapel. ❑

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Special Feature Listings of the Week 219879


L'AMBIANCE $3,450,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Exceptional casual elegance in beach front residence with private stairs to the beach & pool area - open design and many unique architectural features. LO#217402 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-924-9000

VIZCAYA AT LONGBOAT KEY $2,649,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Magnificence at Vizcaya! Spacious, luxurious condo with the feel of a single family home. Exquisitely furnished & appointed with stunning views of the gulf. Enjoy private pool. LO#213021 BRUCE MYER 941-924-9000



LONGBOAT KEY $949,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Beautiful Biscayne with sunset and Bay views! Master bath has dual vanities, bidet, and huge walk-in closets! Only four-years young! Garage parking! Fabulous amenities. LO#216631 THE KOY GROUP 941-924-9000

GRAND BAY $939,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View This remarkable, model condition "Cayman" loaded with upgrades & extras is three bedroom, three & a half bath, 6th level with full views of the Bay and the city. Clubhouse, fitness center. LO#219879 THOMAS FYNES 941-924-9000 225103


LONGBOAT KEY $764,000 Worthy of your style. Inspired two bedroom, two bath end-unit with a lovely Gulf view. Golf course, bright and open layout. Balcony. Clubhouse and community swimming pool. LO#225103 STEVEN C. KEPECZ 941-924-9000

THE ENCLAVE AT SILVER OAK $729,000 Prestancia at Palmer Ranch offers this sensational maintenance free three bedroom, three & a half bath home plus den with panoramic golf course views on a TCP course. Marble, granite. LO#219248 AUDREY MARTEN 941-924-9000



Bird/Lido Key LIDO BEACH $1,250,000 Two bedroom, three bath waterfront home. Spacious lot and a half on wide canal. Cross the street to the beach. Add on or up. LO#215908 CONNIE BELMONT 941-924-9000 LIDO $500,000 Sunrise-Sunsets! Direct gulf views. Three screened balconies, overlooking Lido Beach, St. Armands circle and NW to Sunsets or just lounge by the heated pool! LO#225668 RICHARD A. GREENE 941-924-9000 LIDO KEY $395,000 Touch the sky in this seldom available Penthouse in beachfront high-rise with full gulf view. Elegant lobby, heated pool, fitness & party rooms, on-site management & security. LO#223879 RICHARD A. GREENE 941-924-9000 PELICAN GARDENS $119,900 Near the beach, this studio apartment is nestled in a peaceful, park-like setting. Enjoy the Comm. pool, Maint. free lifestyle & amenities of Lido. LO#211568 SOLVEIGA SPALVINS 941-924-9000

Longboat Key VIZCAYA AT LONGBOAT KEY $2,999,000 360º V irtual V iew The ultimate at Vizcaya! Perfectly decorated and appointed penthouse condo - maximized views in an elegant estate enclave of only 31 residences. Two-car garage. LO#212067 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-924-9000

BAY ISLES $1,299,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Behind the LBK club gates on deep water canal overlooking Cranes Bayou. Open floor plan with water views from all rooms, vaulted ceiling, granite kitchen, five & a half marble baths, three bedrooms. LO#218252 LINDA & EMMETT WEBER 941-924-9000 LONGBOAT KEY $1,175,000 Beautiful Grand Bay Caymen Newly painted Bldg. 2. Lovingly decorated & finished with exquisite taste:upgraded tile,crown molding,speaker system & custom built-ins throughout. LO#225591 ROGER PETTINGELL 941-924-9000 GRAND BAY $1,149,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View The ultimate private corner in the newest Grand Bay building. Panoramic vistas of Bay, marina and preserve. Wrap glass terraces that don't look into another building. Very tasteful! LO#216421 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-924-9000 GRAND BAY $999,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View “ Exquistely perfect Biscayne at Grand Bay with tiled floors, wooden shutters & decorator detailed for a move-in resort home. Condo complex has all the amenities-tennis, fitness, heated pool & beach club access. LO#216036 CHERYL LOEFFLER 941-924-9000 LONGBOAT KEY $997,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Forever south views over two lakes from this beautiful four bedroom maintenance free home. Spectacular home theatre, finest cabinetry and built-ins, tiled floors and granite countertops. LO#211577 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-924-9000

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $2,700,000 Five bedroom, four bath single family waterfront home. Custom-designed baths & gourmet kitchen. Waterfront canal leading to Sarasota Bay. LO#216378 MARK HILL 941-924-9000

SANCTUARY $965,000 Beautifully maintained two/three bedroom condo in small twenty-unit building. Totally furnished for immediate occupancy. Gulf and Bay view, private beach, heated pool, spa/hot tub, clubhouse and tennis. LO#225775 JOYCE HUBER/MARK HUBER 941-924-9000

WATER CLUB $2,695,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Beachfront residence with three large terraces! Popular "Arlington" plan with marble floors, crown molding, beautiful upgrades throughout! Spectacular sunsets. LO#219307 BRUCE MYER 941-924-9000

GRAND BAY $899,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Fabulous decorator furnished Biscayne with breathtaking views of the Bay and city lights! Two bedrooms plus den with every amenity including fitness center, fabulous pool. LO#219185 JUDY KEPECZ 941-924-9000

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $2,299,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Spectacular Bay & downtown city views from this homesite on the end point of Yawl Lane. 163 feet of direct Bayfront and 120 feet of canal. Premiere location!! LO#213456 ROGER PETTINGELL 941-924-9000

BAY ISLES $879,900 360º Virtual Virtual View View Beautifully maintained home with deep water dock in the LBK Club. Three bedroom, two bath and family room all on 1 level. Bonus 1st level area includes workshop & lots of storage. LO#216979 LINDA & EMMETT WEBER 941-924-9000

LONGBOAT KEY $2,195,000 Gulf front large corner 3BR/3.5BA. TKY with quality & attention to detail in soft, neutral tones. Upgraded kitchen, marble baths, nine foot ceilings, wrap terrace overlooking pool/beach. LO#225523 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-924-9000 SABAL COVE $1,649,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Waterfront masterpiece - almost new - exquisite, distinctive design and detail meet unbelievable lakefront location. Four bedrooms, plus impressive wood paneled library/office. LO#212457 JUDY KEPECZ 941-924-9000

WHITFIELD ESTATES $587,500 Approx 3/4 acre of well groomed property with Bay views Stylish three bedroom, three bath, three-car garage home with new oversized pool/spa* Separate family/living/dining rooms at a great West of Trail location. LO#224064 DYRK DAHL 941-924-9000

CEDARS EAST $379,900 A very rare opportunity to acquire a three bedroom unit in this popular tennis oriented community with it's busy year round rental program. Turnkey furnished, tranquil views. LO#219334 C. MUNKELWITZ 941-924-9000

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $819,000 Excellent condition. New roof. 16,000 lb boat lift. Split plan, den & office. Private pool. LO#219657 MARK HILL 941-924-9000 LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS $749,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Fabulous direct gulf views from this spacious two bedroom, two bath end unit. Bright & cheery throughout with beautiful marble floors, lots of glass, and a bonus second parking place. LO#221059 JOYCE HUBER/MARK HUBER 941-924-9000 EMERALD POINTE $699,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Brand new and ready to move-in! Gorgeous Amethyst model behind the Longboat Key Clubs Harbour section gates in private community of only sixteen custom luxury homes. Won't last! LO#218051 R. PETTINGELL/B. MYER 941-924-9000 FAIRWAY BAY $649,900 Townhouse with boat dock & water views! Fireplacenew appliances. Close to pool, tennis, beach club. Gated Comm. & near shopping. LO#217727 GABE BUKY 941-924-9000 LONGBOAT KEY $550,000 Full Gulf view from this two bedroom, two bath Condo steps from the Gulf. Clubhouse, exercise room, heated pool, tennis court, community boat dock, deeded beach access and fishing pier! Must See! LO#225089 DAVID B. LEVENTHAL 941-924-9000 SEAPLACE $515,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Beautiful three bedroom with gorgeous Bay views! Renovated with tile and updated kitchen. Garage parking. Turnkey furnished! Fabulous Seaplace amenities include har-tru tennis & two pools. LO#218709 THE KOY GROUP 941-924-9000

MANATEE $1,995,000 One of a kind Riverfront Gem! Unbelievable water views & Downtown city lights. Six car garage. No deed restrictions, three boat docks. Over 1/2 acre directly on the Manatee River. LO#225710 S.VELLIQUETTE/G. APPEL 941-924-9000 RITZ CARLTON $1,190,000 Exquisite two bedroom, two & a half bath Ritz-Carlton condo with spectacular Bay and City views! Enjoy all the amenities of the Ritz-Carlton hotel from your magnificent private residence. LO#213283 CHERYL TIMMINS 941-924-9000 HOLMES BEACH $687,500 Completely renovated 3BR/3BA canal front home, sailboat water, fireplace, granite counters, screened pool with spa, boat dock & lift. Maintenance free yard, fruit trees. LO#223422 GABE BUKY/CHARLES BUKY 941-924-9000 LAKEWOOD RANCH $589,000 This home was a model of Mahoney Custom Homes. It is loaded with all the extras, side garage, volume ceilings, premium lake lot, paver brick drive & walkways. LO#223554 ELLEN ORLOP 941-924-9000 ASHLEY $579,000 Spacious and bountiful split-plan. For charming ambiance see this custom-built, 3,233 square feet, Four bedroom lakefront home with a pleasing water view. Three & a half baths. Cool pool. Foyer, den. LO#224413 JANE A. GIROUX 941-924-9000 MANDARIN PARK $439,000 Like new, hardly lived in, best location in Mandarin Park. Heated spa & lap pool, front court yard gated for pet. Convenient location to most anything for comfortable living. LO#222188 JAMES A. BARNETT 941-924-9000

LONGBEACH $475,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Wonderful gulf view from this beautifully turnkey furnished, end Condo located on Longboat Key's north end where the sugar white sand beaches take your breath away. LO#218683 HANNERLE MOORE 941-924-9000

CENTRAL PARK $239,000 Downtown Condo. Sleek two bedroom, two bath end unit. Park like water views. Entrance foyer opens to bright and open layout. French doors to balcony, Atrium window. Comm. swimming pool. LO#224829 MICHELE FULLER, JAG GREWAL 941-924-9000

PRIVATEER $449,000 Beautiful bright spacious upgraded 2BR/2BA on "Millionaire Row" loaded with mirrors, wall paper, turnkey furnished in excellent taste. Prestigious living at the beach. LO#224376 DOROTHY KRAKOVITZ 941-924-9000

PALM AIRE $154,000 Hidden Treasure! This extra large unit is a wonderful surprise with a beautiful view of golf course and brook. Two bedroom with den or can be three bedroom. This condo has lots of amenities. LO#225654 KEVIN VALE 941-924-9000


MARINA BAY $879,000 Bay & Gulf views compliment this graciously appointed residence with over 3,000 SF. Well designed with family room & two terraces. LO#220776 BRUCE MYER 941-924-9000

RITZ CARLTON $3,450,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Downtown Sarasota-Elegant Ritz Carlton Residences. Live in luxury and enjoy all the world class amenities of the hotel. Several units available. LO#216200 BARBARA ACKERMAN 941-924-9000

LONGBOAT KEY $819,900 360º Virtual Virtual View View Largest two bedroom, split plan Promenade condominium on the sunset side of the building with gorgeous views. This exclusive building provides top-of-the-line amenities. LO#225635 HANNERLE MOORE 941-924-9000

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

We Are Florida 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 ~ Longboat Key • 423 St. Armands Circle ~ St. Armands 330 John Ringling Boulevard ~ St. Armands Key • 100 North Tamiami Trail ~ Sarasota Downtown ©2002 Coldwell Banker Corporation. An EqualOpportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned and Operated by NRT Incorporated.

SARASOTA $111,900 Appealing & affordable. You’ll fancy this pleasing 2BR/2BA condo.Very nice unit providing a community swimming pool, private master suite. Glass sliders. Clubhouse. LO#224703 JOHN BECKWITH 941-924-9000

Siesta Key SARASOTA BEACH $400,000 360º Virtual Virtual View View Old Fla Charm! A mixture of old & new. Wood beamed ceiling, brick fireplace, bay window in dining area, hardwood/tile floors. Master suite new in '99, fenced, lush landscaping. LO#221713 PRISCILLA QUIST 941-924-9000

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2002

A laid-back JAMAICAN holiday,


Patsine prepared a huge breakfast every morning for the visiting Americans. BY BARBARA PEARSON ARAU Guest Writer

“The fish mon is here,”

Patsine sang out early one morning, and I rushed to the back door to choose among just-caught Caribbean lobster and a dazzling variety of local fish, which I would next see on our dining room table, cooked to perfection. Stressed out from an overbusy year, I searched for a place to unwind for a week with some family and friends. Happily, I discovered the tiny Jamaican beach community of Silver Sands, located halfway between the tourist-crowded towns of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, and surely one of the bestkept secrets around. Made up of private homes and villas (most can be rented), Silver Sands boasts the best natural, white-sand beach in the country, measuring more than 1,000 feet and sheltered by a live coral reef which is perfect for snorkeling. We stayed at Yellow Bird, a spacious, airy 19th-centurystyle plantation home, comfortably furnished in native rattan and mahogany, with four bedroom-bath wings, a huge living-dining great room, screened porch, sun terraces and

our own swimming pool. Set on the second level, the rooms are cooled by constant trade winds and we never missed our stateside air conditioning. The house is surrounded by a small preserve of domestic fruit trees (we had scrambled akee and breadfruit from our trees for breakfast) and hardwood trees filled with wild orchids and songbirds. Our schedule was to have no schedule, but each morning we arose to the wonderful scent of Jamaica’s famous Blue Mountain coffee, announcing the huge breakfast our wonderful cook, Patsine, insisted on cooking for us. Having chosen a mix of Jamaican and American menus, we consulted with Patsine on the dietary habits of our group, then left it all up to her impressive creative talents. During the week we were there, our meals included lots of fresh fish and lobster, jerked chicken (doused with a zippy combination of local spices), curried goat, rice and peas, fried plantains, rum-flavored banana bread, salads, pancakes, and a luscious array of native fruits — everything from grapefruit and mangoes to papaya, coconut and passion fruit. Huge pitchers of fresh orange juice appeared every morning. Because our primary goal was relaxation, we spent most days moseying down to our little beach club, playing tennis or Ping-Pong, lazing under umbrellas, dipping into the warm Caribbean Sea and sipping banana daiquiris or rum punches. Lunch usually consisted of the ubiquitous “beef patties” you see everywhere in Jamaica — a delicious ground beef and spice mixture wrapped in flaky pastry, this country’s version of an English pastie or a Russian piroshki. One dawn, we engaged Errol, the community’s self-styled fishing captain, to take us out in his sturdy little boat beyond the reef where we snorkeled among colorful fish in the calm water. Errol will gladly take you snorkeling, diving or fishing for about $20 a person (less if there are several of you), a bargain if there ever was one. A short walk away from Silver Sands (accompanied by a little herd of goats that followed us everywhere) is Fisherman’s Beach, a not-to-be-missed experience. Here are a series of tin-roofed shacks, each one proudly owned by a friendly island craftsman who presents his hand-made wooden sculptures and intricate beadwork in a soft, singsong voice. It’s hard to resist buying at least one hand-carved, highly polished

depiction of a native fish or a symbolic African warrior. If you’re looking for more to do, there’s always a driver available to take you sightseeing. We went to Ocho Rios for duty-free shopping; to Dunn’s River Falls for a 600-foot adventure climb; and river rafting on a bamboo raft. One evening, we went to Glistening Waters, a nearby restaurant cum marina, where a small boat took us up the river to see the incredible play of phosphorescent light made by microorganisms indigenous to those waters. And the nearby British-influenced town of Falmouth often holds street dances where visitors are encouraged to dance the night away with the local citizens. Mostly, though, we stayed put in our comfortable Silver Sands villa, whiling away the evenings playing charades, Monopoly and poker, waking each morning to the songs of a zillion birds and wishing we had another week or month to spend in this glorious atmosphere. Barbara Pearson Arau is the mother of Longboat Key resident Roger Pettingell. ❑

The Yellow Bird is a 19th-century-style plantation home at the Silver Sands in Jamaica.




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A bridge, but not too far Les Standiford’s latest book, “Last Train to Paradise,” is no work of fiction, though it reads like one. It tells the story of Henry Flagler, the millionaire visionary behind the engineering triumph of a railroad from the Florida mainland to Key West. The author will be signing books at 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 12, at Circle Books. Call 388-2850.

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With our profusion of poison oak, poison ivy and oleander, Floridians are used to plants that make folks sick. The “Healing Power of Plants” traveling exhibit from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30, at Selby Gardens is a look at plants with a healing touch. To prove that Selby Gardens actually grows some of these healing plants, executive Director Meg Lowman will also be conducting a “Walk with the Medicine Woman” throughout the day on Nov. 5. Call 366-5731.

Greek yes, tragedy no As myth maniacs know, the Greek gods may have been powerful, but they lacked a certain self-control. Assuming that they also lack a legal department, playwrights Barry Harman & Grant Sturiale created “Olympus on My Mind.” It’s a loose — very loose —


adaptation of the “Amphitryon.” This tale of the Clintonesque god of thunder in the throes of a midlife crisis runs from Thursday, Oct. 10 through Dec. 7, at Florida Studio Theatre. Call 366-9000.

St. Armands Art Festival St. Armands Circle morphs into a vast open air art gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13. Media on exhibit include paintings, sculpture, photography and woodwork; there will also be performances by steel drummer Dough Walker and sitarist Stephen Mikes. This event is free and open to the public. Call 388-1554.

The Atlanta Ballet The Atlanta Ballet is the nation’s oldest functioning ballet company. Under the direction of its artistic director, John McFall, it continues to garner praise from around the globe. The noted company will be coming to town as the guest of Sarasota Ballet of Florida from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20 at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Performances include Diane Coburn-Bruning’s “Ramblin’ Suite,” Ben Stevenson’s “Three Preludes” and “Esmeralda,” and Lila York’s “Rapture.” Tickets are from $18 to $49. Call 351-8000. — Marty Fugate

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PAM’S FALL FLICK PICKS Signs indicate a cool autumn for filmgoers.

By Pam Nadon Movie Critic Fall’s film scene looks promising. This time, it’s all about Oscar caliber actors like Harvey Keitel, Jack Nicholson, and Meryl Streep. Admit it — haven’t you missed them? Well, they’re back — along with Bond, Harry, and Hannibal for sequel seekers. Now here’s some of what I plan to see:

September “Igby Goes Down.” It’s a bittersweet comedy with a sure-fire subject — family craziness. (Its tag line is “insanity is relative.”) The stunning cast includes Susan Sarandon, Bill Pullman, Kieren Culkin, Jeff Goldblum, Amanda Peet, Claire Danes, Ryan Philippe and Jared Harris. The plot? Hapless rich kid gets booted out of lots of schools until he gets a job with the very rich guy who’s doing his valium-popping mom. Rumor has it that firsttime director Burr Steers (Roger in “Pulp Fiction”) has created a film that succeeds on all levels — good acting, good direction, and a script that knows how to surprise you. What’s not to like? “Secretary.” In this mucho bizarre, character-driven love story, two psychologically disturbed adults find true happiness via kinky sex. (I guess there’s a “someone” out there for

everyone). The ever-talented and underused James Spader (“sex, lies and videotape”) plays boss to cutie-pie secretary, Maggie Gyllenhaal (“40 Days and 40 Nights”). After that — well, you’ll have to see it. From all accounts, it’s a brave movie. Pushing the envelope is something I’ve always found appealing.

October “White Oleander.” A serious chick flick with super serious actors — what a concept! Michelle Pfeiffer murders her scumbag boyfriend, thereby thrusting her daughter into the foster-care system. Temp moms are played by Renee Zellweger (“Bridget Jones’s Diary”) and Robin Wright Penn (“Forrest Gump”). This caustic, coming-of-age film professes, “white oleander can be as poisonous as a mother’s love.” Buzz is that it’s Pfeiffer’s best work in years and will likely garner her a nomination, if not a win, for Best Supporting Actress. “Red Dragon.” In this remake of Michael Mann’s 1986 “Manhunter,” fans of Hannibal Lecter will discover how he acquired his exotic culinary tastes. Remakes never measure up as a rule, but Director Brett Ratner (“Rush Hour”) had the smarts to cast four Oscar nominees. There’s oh-so-talented Ralph Fiennes (“Schindler’s List”) as the sublime

Sir Anthony Hopkins awaits his next repast in “Red Dragon.” psycho; Edward Norton plays the guy who nabbed Lecter in the first place; and last but not least, Sir Anthony Hopkins as that epicurean we all love to hate (or is it hate to love?). To ice the cake, I-only-take-great-supporting-roles Phillip Seymour Hoffman (“Boogie Nights,” “Almost Famous”) and way cool Harvey Keitel (as seen in “The Piano” — but this time with his pants on) add their expertise to this recipe for success.

“The Man From Elysian Fields.” When Mick Jagger plays a pimp and Angelica Huston his girlfriend, I’m there. In this story of exploitation and manipulation, Andy Garcia (“Godfather III”) plays a failed novelist who resorts to prostitution to make ends meet (no pun intended). He inadvertently gets involved with an alluring woman, (Olivia Williams of “The Sixth Sense”). When she turns out to be the wife of his favorite author (Academy award winner James Coburn), his true calling becomes compromised. I think that it might be interesting to see a guy having to resort to the oldest profession for a change. Very big at Sundance this year.

November Susan Sarandon and Kieren Culkin have a gentler dining experience in “Igby Goes Down.”

Artefacts Ringling Museum gets cash infusion For years the John and Mable Ringling Museum was famous for two things — an excellent baroque art collection and money problems. Back in the ’90s, things began to change — a slow process starting with the renovation of the main galleries and continuing through the Cà D’Zan restoration. Now more good news: The FSU Board of Trustees has decided to allocated $42.9 million to the museum for new construction.

“Sept. 20, 2002, will be remembered as the most important date in the history of this museum, since the day that John Ringling bequeathed his treasure to the people of Florida,” said Dr. John Wetenhall, Ringling Museum executive director. $21.9 million will be released immediately for construction of a visitors’ pavilion and other improvements.

Credit where credit is due The Sarasota County Arts Council’s Community/Schools Partnership for the Arts (C/SPA) is a kind of floating think tank made up of artists, arts organization representatives and educators. The group advises the school superintendent. Their advice, when put into practice, works. (Co-chairs Susanne Burke and Cindy

“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.” The young wizards at the magical

Lippert strive to keep the advice grounded in reality — which is why it works.) Evidently, such practicality is rare in arts education. C/SPA was one of a handful of organizations of its kind selected for membership in the U.S. Department of Education’s arts education partnership program. It also received national honors at last weekend’s “Arts Education Partnership” convention in Minneapolis. Cindy Lippert and Bruce Rodgers, the Asolo Theatre Company’s associate artistic director, attended to represent our arts community.

New president at arts council Marina Adair was elected president of the Arts Council of Manatee County’s last board meeting. Adair is the artist/proprietor of Marina’s Village in Bradenton’s

Hogwarts Academy are all another year older in this second installment of J.K. Rowling’s mega-successful series. There’s more action, better acting (because the kids have aged) and new and improved sorcerers. This time, Kenneth Branagh (“Othello,” “Hamlet”) and John Cleese (“Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “A Fish Called Wanda”) are suspected of turning students into stone (in Hollywood they’d be accused of getting them stoned). Chris Columbus again takes the helm as director. This should probably be charming but even if it stinks, it’s a sure thing to top the billion dollar revenue of the first pass.

“Die Another Day.” Nobody could ever fill Sean Connery’s shoes as 007 — nobody but Pierce Brosnan. The trailers alone are so hot you’ll gladly trot to the 20th (yes, 20th) Bond installment. Halle Berry (the Oscarwinning actress of “Monster’s Ball” and my vote for the most beautiful woman in the world) teams up with the super spy in a plot that sounds more intriguing than usual. Thanks to some misinformation, Bond gets dumped by his employers. He has a hell of a time getting back into the fold but — like who cares about plot? As long as Bond’s in his tuxedo and wants his martinis shaken, not stirred, count me in. ❑

Village of the Arts district. At home at everything from acrylics to painted glass, Adair’s design talents were put to work creating colorful Village of the Arts logo. Her vision, for the immediate future, is to create a kind of “student union hall” where creative teens can hang out and create art at the same time.

Taking care of business The October meeting of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s Arts Task Force is set for 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The goal: to create partnerships between area businesses and the arts. The theory: the quality of life that the arts create is good for business. Call 955-7601. — Marty Fugate




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1952 was a year of firsts — from Mad magazine to Holiday Inn to Mr. Potato Head to the world’s first rock and roll concert (and riot) in Cleveland — and the Longboat Key Center for the Arts out here on the Key. Grace Yerkes first conceived it. The idea: create a cultural center on Longboat Key. She soon convinced a core of movers and shakers that the idea was a good one — and it began to take form. Gordon and Lora Whitney donated the land, architect Werner Kenneberg the design, and Carl and Imogene Shuneman the fund-raising drive. On Dec. 3, 1952, the Arts Center opened its doors. Originally, a cluster of rough-hewn cottages on the north end of Longboat Key, it has long since outgrown its humble, bohemian origins. Today’s Arts Center is a hive of cultural activity. It takes a total of three galleries — the Joan M. Durante Pavilion, The Glen Gallery and the Members Gallery — to handle the constantly changing exhibitions. Besides exhibiting art, the Arts Center has more than 50 classes and 25 workshops to teach people how to make it. This year, some of the workshops are being created in an unprecedented partnership with the Ringling School of Art & Design. It has always been more of a pioneer than a settler. Take its status as a true community arts center. It was one of the first organizations of its kind to succeed at offering an across-the-board selection of arts activities in this part of Florida. While it has a strong visual arts emphasis, as longstanding board member and former president Rose Scott put it, “We keep our hand in the other arts as well.” Its classes range from play-reading to yoga and performances in the lively arts such as its Concert in the Park series featuring our area’s jazz heroes. Arts-loving folks on the Key and beyond appreciate the Arts Center — if not, it wouldn’t have blossomed. It’s 97 charter members have grown to almost 1,000. In ’52 it was a small bohemian arts colony within walking distance of the beach on north Longboat Key. In ’02, it’s expanded to 2.3 acres — and looks a lot more like a college campus than a rustic arts colony. Giving the members what they want is the secret behind the Arts Center’s growth — and it’s still running as fast as it can just to keep up. It’s building additional classrooms, meeting and studio space even as we speak. Far from showing signs of age, at 50 the Arts Center’s looking younger than ever. An all-out, 50th-anniversary birthday bash has, of course, been planned. A “50th Anniversary Special” of the art of Patience Morrisey, Fifi Rowan and Leona Sherwood, opens from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 through Dec. 6, in the Glen Gallery. The “Toast to the Past” exhibition kicks off with a 1950sthemed party from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Joan M. Durante Pavilion; it continues through Nov. 27. Sponsored by Northern Trust Bank, this invitational exhibition is open to any winner of any juried show at the Arts Center since 1952. The art they wish to exhibit is up to the artists — but nearly 50 creators, ranging from Rob Giordano to Eleanor Merritt to Roy Nichols to Peter Koenig to Anne Abgott, have already agreed to participate. Over on the mainland, Saks Fifth Avenue in Sarasota will be exhibiting work by Arts Center artists at strategic locations throughout the store during the first two week of November. This exhibition will conclude with an art auction and reception to benefit the Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. ❑

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Players Theatre — “The Threepenny Opera.” Brecht and Weill’s slice of down-and-out life opens Thursday, Sept. 26 and runs through Oct. 6, at the Players Theatre. Call 365-2494. Venice Little Theatre — “Animal Crackers.” George Kaufman’s play comes to life with a cast of Marx Brothers look-alikes from Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Oct. 20. Call 4881115.


Longboat Key Center for the Arts — “Faculty Exhibit.” Art by the center’s faculty is featured through Sept. 25. 383-2345.

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September Dance Fest Sarasota Ballet of Florida’s audience-interactive presentationis set for 8 p.m. Friday, September 27, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, September 28, at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Highlights include a reprise of James Buckley’s “Fortified.” Call 3518000 for details.

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“Kids Day at the Ballet” features performances by the Booker High School Visual and Performing Arts Program, Sarasota Ballet, the Sarasota Ballet Academy, and Dance, the Next Generation, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Call 351-8000.

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Sarasota Film Society’s Burns Court Cinema — “Les Destinees.” Emmanuelle Beart, Isabelle Huppert, and Charles Berling star in this moving tale of persistence of love in the midst of war. For complete schedule call 955-3456.

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Longboat Key Center for the Arts — accepting ongoing enrollments for its fall adult art classes. 383-2345. Ringling School of Art and Design — now accepting ongoing reservations for its fall continuing education programs, including several new workshops created in partnership with the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. 955-8866. Community Music School — offering ongoing music instruction for kids and adults. 953-4410. ❑


Sarasota Folk Club — featuring area singer/songwriter Mindy Simmons at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. A 7:15

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Florida West Coast Symphony’s “Salon Series” resumes with its “Autumn Arrives” concert, featuring the Florida Brass Quintet and the Chamber Players at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Holley Hall. The performance includes Telemann Quartet in D, Schubert’s Octet, and selections from J.S. Bach. Tickets are $15 or $20. Call 953-3434.



Selby Gallery at the Ringling School of Art and Design — “Annual Faculty Exhibition: Part I.” This exhibit opens from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 and continues through Oct. 12. It highlights work by RSAD instructors in fine arts, computer animation and interior design. Call 359-7563. Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art / Mira Mar Gallery — “Paintings by Bianca Pratorius.” This exhibit of Pratorius’ work inspired by the forms of cityscapes and architecture runs through Oct. 25. 366-2093. Center for Arts and Humanity — “Field of Vision.” The Sarasota County Arts Council is hosting this Women Contemporary Artists exhibition through Oct. 31. 365-5118. South Florida Museum — “Natural Florida: Paintings from the George Percy and Debbie Geiger Collection.” This exhibit of Florida landscape paintings continues through Jan. 12, 2003. 746-4131. Art Center Sarasota — “Our Members Remember September 11” and “Fall Members Exhibition.” These concurrent exhibitions run through Oct. 5. 365-2032. Gallerie des Artes — “Art for Hire.” Art that works for a living remains on display through Oct. 3. 954-5475. Island Gallery West — this artists’ cooperative brightens up with its “Festive Fall Colors” beginning Oct 1. 778-6648. Sonnet Gallery — “Fragile.” Kellmis Fernandez’ ephemeral blown-glass sculpture commemorates the losses of Sept. 11 through Oct. 3. 955-6443. Provenance Gallery — a selection of Asian art will be featured through Sept. 366-6777. Unitarian Universalist Church — “Creatures Great and Small.” George Prout’s artistic menagerie runs free through Oct. 13. 371-4974. Valeri Rose Studios — “Alternative Threads.” This exhibit sports Rose’s

p.m. open mic session precedes her performance. Suggested $5 donation. Call 377-9256. 9262

To include your arts and entertainment events in our A&E calendar, please send it to A&E Calendar via fax: 383-7193; or by mail: 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 or by e-mail:

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Good food, good times, good service at Drydock You want to go out to eat. But you don’t want to make it a big, dressed-up affair. You want good food, good service and a relaxed atmosphere. You want the restaurant to be close, because you’re not in the mood to deal with traffic. Where do you go? The Drydock Waterfront Grill on the south end of Longboat Key. Walk into the Drydock and you’ll see familiar faces. Everyone else on the Key has the same idea you do. Proprietor Eric Hammersand is on hand to greet you and eager to make your evening pleasant. Longboat lore hangs all over the walls and a nautical theme exudes from the canoes and small boats hanging from the rafters. This is a fun place. Situated on Sarasota Bay, each table has a waterfront view. Upstairs, downstairs or dockside, you will enjoy a pleasant evening watching boats sail by. My companions and I came to Drydock for just this kind of evening — fun, casual and relaxed. We were jubilant, but starved. Quickly attended to by our waitress, who was extremely cordial and pleasant, we anxiously awaited our food. Now my decision process was difficult, because every time I come to Drydock, I always order the grouper sandwich. It is one of the best grouper sandwiches I have ever had. You can order it a variety of ways — grilled, broiled or fried.

Drydock Waterfront Grill 412 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key 383-0102 Cuisine: Casual Florida Seafood. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Prices: Appetizers, $6.95 to $9.95 or market; salads, $5.95 to $8.95 or market; sandwiches, $5.95 to $10.95 or market; pasta, $11.95 to $12.95 or market; entrées, $14.95 to $21.95 or market. Recommended: Caesar salad, grouper sandwich, grouper entrée or try one of the specials. Service: Great. Parking: Plenty. Handicapped access: Lift outside and elevator inside. Credit cards: Mastercard, VISA, American Express, and Discover.

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Sailboats and canoes hang from the rafters adding to the nautical atmosphere at the Drydock Waterfront Grill.

I always order it grilled. The tender, juicy and flaky grouper arrives freshly placed in Kaiser bun with whatever fixings you like — lettuce, tomato, tartar sauce, etc. It is always perfectly spiced and goes quite well with the thick French fries served with the sandwich. I had to force myself to order something different, but I was able to drool over it, because one of my companions couldn’t resist. His comments were exactly the same as mine ... yummy.


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Diners take in the view of Sarasota Bay as they enjoy a meal at Drydock Waterfront Grill. I ordered the crab cakes, instead. Two large crab cakes were served with rice and asparagus. Instantly I forgot about the rice and asparagus, even though mom’s words, “Eat your vegetables,” echoed through my mind. The crab cakes were a delicious feast. They were lightly breaded with a blend of sweet and tangy spices. Sometimes crabmeat in crab cakes is masked by a heavy breading and a thick mix of spices, but not these. The savory crabmeat was featured as the main player in this distinctive dish that I so thoroughly enjoyed. On this particular evening I went with a good number of my companions, so you’ll have to bear with me as I go through a variety of dishes with their comments. And, of course, I have my own opinion as well, because I had to

have a bite of everyone’s dish too. One of my companions ordered the grouper entrée. The filet of grouper was served grilled with mashed potatoes and asparagus. My companion commented that even though she orders grouper often, her filet was surprisingly flavorful and seasoned with just the right amount of garlic. See ... I told you Drydock’s grouper is really good. My companion, however, did not forget about her vegetables as I did. She said that the asparagus

was tender and buttery, cooked to the brightest of green. I did manage to eat a bite or two of my asparagus and would have to agree. Drydock offers three different versions of its Caesar salad — chicken, shrimp or fresh catch. On the evening we visited Drydock the fresh catch was amberjack. My companion decided to give the amberjack a whirl, which is a white fish with a soft texture and delicate taste. Tossing the grilled amberjack with the fresh and crisp Caesar salad turned out to be a real treat for my companion. She also mentioned that the Caesar had just the right amount of garlic. Typically restaurants seem to overdo the garlic on just about everything. I guess Drydock knows how to handle a garlic clove. My last companion was the carnivore of the group. He ordered the special of the evening, which was a sirloin steak smothered in mushrooms and red peppers and served with asparagus and country potatoes. I think the best testimonial I can give is the fact that my companion devoured his dish before I could even get through half of mine. He said it was delicious. I tested the country potatoes that seemed to be roasted in garlic and rosemary. They were a delightful side dish accompanying the, I assume, tasty sirloin that was gone before I could even sample. When the food, service and atmosphere are exactly what you desire, it speaks for itself. Drydock is a reliable, consistent and always a pleasurable experience for me. Meet you there and we’ll have a grouper sandwich. ❑


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The Rotary Club of Longboat Key distributed 170 dictionaries (some Spanish-English) to fourth graders of its adopted school — Fruitville Elementary on Sept. 19. Out of the seven clubs for this area, the Longboat Key Rotary Club was the only one involved in the national Rotary dictionary distribution program. ❑





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Island Middle School home economics students got a taste of the Chart House on their field trip held Sept. 19. As soon as they arrived at the restaurant, each was served a very tasty strawberry daiquiri. “I could live off this,” declared Michael Winter. As they were seated, General Manager Richard Horn welcomed the guests but reminded all that “this is my first field trip.” No wonder he got the alcoholic and nonalcoholic daiquiris mixed up (or so he said). Horn then introduced Terry Johnson, catering and sales manager, and after she asked if anyone was allergic to shellfish and chocolate, the kids split up into two groups. Those who wanted to go into the restaurant business were given the tour of the kitchen first and the other group was given the tour of the dining. Then they switched. After both teams acquainted themselves with the restaurant’s ins and outs, they were seated in the dining area and enjoyed the view of the water. Their experience was rounded out with a lobster spring roll served with tangy mustard sauce and the Chart House’s special Lava cake for dessert. ❑

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

◆ Lido Shores Gulf Front Lot! Approximately 2 acres in prime ◆ Bay Front Estate...A true estate feel, lushly landscaped with Sarasota location surrounded by multi-million dollar homes. Plans seclusion and privacy on the open bay. One of a kind property with have been approved for a single family residence. $5,985,000. approx. 1.5 acres comprised of 2 lots on boating water. $2,875,000. ◆ Sabal Cove... Choose from 2 desirable lots in an area of million ◆ Bay Isles Harbor Section...One of the best lots with approx. 246’ $ homes. Greenbelt views. $399,000 & $349,000. of water frontage with Southern exposure. Great floor plan with a dramatic flair!. $2,395,000. ◆ Buttonwood Harbor...Brand new, spacious custom home on deep, protected sailboat water! Top of the line throughout, sure to ◆ L’Ambiance Penthouse... The ultimate in luxury & sophistica$1,595,000. tion! Sweeping views of the gulf, Islandside golf course & Sarasota please the most discriminating buyer! bay! 5,200 square feet with 14’ ceilings, enormous wraparound ter- ◆ Royal Palm Harbor/Siesta Key...Terrific location! Sailboat race & three covered parking spaces! Offered unfurnished for Water, 3rd house from bay, walk to beach! $985,000. $6,995,000. ◆ Emerald Point South...Brand new and ready to move


◆ Water Club...Exquisitely appointed, spacious beachfront resi- in! Gorgeous. Private community of only 16 custom luxury $699,000. dence w/3 large terraces! Popular “Arlington” plan w/beautiful homes. upgrades throughout! 2 covered parking spaces. $2,695,000. ◆ Corey’s Landing...Light, bright & spacious 3 bedroom home ◆ Vizcaya...Spacious, luxurious condo with the feel of a single fam- with volume ceilings, custom built-ins, family room & 2 car ily home. Exquisitely furnished & appointed with a private pool & garage. Views of the golf course & lake from the expanded $575,000. stunning views of the gulf. $2,649,000. lanai. ◆ Water Club...Sophisticated “Cambridge” floor plan tastefully ◆ The Village...Old Florida charm! Totally renovated beach cottage appointed throughout! 2 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen with granite, on Longboat’s north end. Mexican tile throughout, new appliances, caged pool, screened lanai, Florida room & just 1/2 block from the extra storage & 2 covered parking spaces $1,249,000. community boat dock & fishing pier! $437,500. ◆ Marina Bay...Bay & gulf view compliment this graciously appointed residence with over 3,000 squre feet. Well designed with family room, 2 terraces. 2nd covered parking space available for an ◆ Gulf Front Motel...P&L statement available or consider this as a additional $30,000. $998,000. building opportunity. $1,995,000.

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St. Armands building sells for $1.2 million In an inter-corporate transaction, the empty, two-story John Galt building off St. Armands Circle at 18 S. Blvd. of the Presidents has been sold by M. & I. Investment Group Ltd. to MBKK Properties Ltd., 455 Longboat Club Road, for $1,200,000. The sale was handled for M. & I. by Martin “Marty” Rappaport, vice president of IMAR Real Estate Management Inc., 1241 Tree Bay Lane, Sarasota. Rappaport is also a director for the Commercial Landowners Association of St. Armands, which is arranging the sale of the lease on the “shuddered” Jacobson’s department store on St. Armands Circle to a local group of investors for $1 million. The identity of John Galt seems to be a mystery, for embossed on the show window of the Galt building is the question: “Who is John Galt?” Ayn Rand devotees, of course, know the answer to the question. John Galt is the fictional hero from “Atlas Shrugged,” who saved the world from the destructive clutches of socialism. The building, built in 1961, was last sold in June of last year for the identical $1.2 million.

1966, the home last sold for $535,000 in January 1998. Joseph M. Ossorio of Miami sold his three-bedroom and two-bath home at 524 Outrigger Lane to the Miles Group of Longboat L.L.C., 4910 14th St. W., Bradenton, for $530,000. The home was built in 1964 and sold previously in September 1996 for $200,000.

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Country Club Shores There were three homes sold in Country Club Shores the week of Aug. 29 and Sept. 4, all in unit III. Phyllis I. and Charles E. Bryan of Bristol, Ind., sold their three-bedroom and two-bath home with swimming pool to Barbara R. and Gregg A. Kaplan for $815,000. The home, located at 548 Outrigger Lane, was built in 1965 and previously sold for $655,000 in March 2001. The three-bedroom and two-bath home at 560 Spinnaker Lane with a swimming pool was purchased by Sylvia B. and Joel R. Shapiro of Jacksonville from Linda and M. John Bohane of New Canaan, Conn., for $720,000. Built in

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When Deborah and Stanley A. Imhulse Jr. sold their home in Queens Harbour, they immediately bought another in equally prestigious and nearby Sabal Cove. They sold their three-bedroom and four-bath, eight-year-old Queens Harbour home with a swimming pool at 3518 Fair Oaks Lane to Susan Gail and Leonard Landau of Cincinnati for $865,000.

Sabal Cove The Imhulses then purchased the seven-year-old, threebedroom and three-bath Sabal Cove home with a swimming pool at 3343 Sabal Cove Lane from Mary Beth Ackerley and her husband, Alexander Casler of Tucson, Ariz., for $860,000. The property last sold for $629,500 in September 1996.

Joel D. Koblentz of Sag Harbor, N.Y., bought the twobedroom and two-bath, 18-year-old apartment 447 in building M-4 at Fairway Bay II condominiums from the Cavanaugh family for $470,000. The sellers were Eletta Cavanaugh, Woodbridge, Va., who has a life estate in the property; Charles Cavanaugh of Stamford, Conn.; Richard Cavanaugh, Ellicott, Md.; and Jeanne Cavanaugh Todd, Princeton, N.J. Located at 2020 Harbourside Drive, the condominium was last sold for $475,000 in May 2001.

Seaplace Rowena A. and David C. Holt of Romford, Essex, England, sold their unit G1-305-A at Seaplace I condominiums to Anthony Carrino from Newark, N.J., for $290,000. The two-bedroom and two-bath apartment was built in 1973 and last sold for $155,000 in November 1998. A LaGrange, Ky., couple — Betty Sue and Gayle W. Johnson — purchased unit 106-A in building G-2 of Seaplace I from Marguerite T. and Ralph L. Fletcher of Lakeland for $278,500. The two-bedroom and two-bath condo was built in 1973 and last sold for $132,500 in April 1994.

Sleepy Lagoon Park sale misfiled

Marsha and Alvin B. Marcus bought their three-bedroom and two-bath home with swimming pool at 3290 Bayou Sound in the second unit of Bay Isles for $735,000 from Deborah Ann Roy-Thalmann and her husband, William H. Thalmann of Williamsville, N.Y. The 12-year-old house last sold for $645,000 in April 2000.

When Karl Claussen’s Kabel of Sarasota Inc., 100 Wallace Ave., Sarasota, sold vacant lot 29 in the north end Sleepy Lagoon Park No. 2 subdivision to Meike and William R. Dooley, 2750 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota, for $257,000, the deed of sale was committed to the public record in the wrong county. Instead of being recorded with the Manatee County Clerk’s Office at the Courthouse in Bradenton, it was recorded with the Sarasota County Clerk’s Office.

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Over at the 194-berth Boathouse of Longboat Key, Jo Anne Pitera and her husband, Thomas L. Studer of Jacksonville, sold their boat berth 2123 to Susan D. and Donald D. Rinehart, 3581 Sarasota Golf Club Blvd., Sarasota, for $22,000.

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There was one sale at the St. Armands Towers North, which was constructed in 1968. Hazel L. and Joel C. Robinson of Elmira, N.Y., sold their unit 126 to Elizabeth A. and Lawrence M. Nugent now of One Ben Franklin Drive for $575,000. The two-bedroom and two-bath apartment last sold for $186,000 back in July 1988. Kent Chetlain is a veteran Florida journalist and historian, a former Manatee County commissioner and a holder of a Florida real estate license. He has chronicled real estate activity in this area since 1957. ❑

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WATERFRONT ELEGANCE Custom built two story Contractor's own home with 4860 square feet of living area. Magnificent view of Manatee River. Pool, dock, exercise room, home theatre and gourmet kitchen. Call Dorothy Cook. 383-5577. #222439 ...............$1,950,000

BAY PLAZA - 10th story corner condo with the ultimate gulf and bay views. Fully remodeled including new kitchen, marble floors and carpet. Two terraces. Steps to downtown. Offered at $469,000. ROYAL ST. ANDREW - Three bedroom corner condominium located in a well-maintained downtown bay front building. Walking distance to downtown. Offered at $395,000.

PRESTIGIOUS RIVERVIEW Spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on a large landscaped lot. Spectacular view of Manatee River. Caged pool and boat dock. Dorothy Cook. 383-5577. #218968..................................$1,450,000

CONDO ON THE BAY - Two condos combined into a custom, unique, 16th floor unit overlooking Sarasota Bay. Separate service quarters with a caterer’s kitchen. Four bedrooms including a large master and 3 screened terraces. Offered at $1,250,000. CONDO ON THE BAY - Popular Renior model, direct bayfront, two bedrooms. Vacant and ready to move in immediately. Offered at $425,000. SALE PENDING

UNIQUE PRIVATE ISLAND Discover this 2400 sf +/- residence with unparalleled views. Custom home with lots of glass, cypress, and cedar. 70 ft dock. 10 minute access to mainland. Call Anne Miller. 778-2246. #83986...................$1,950,000

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In the largest sale of the week on the offshore Keys, Frederick D. Wiss of Mount Pleasant, S.C., sold his threebedroom and three-bath with swimming pool at 626 S. Owl Drive on Bird Key to FWDAJ Ltd. of Toronto for $1,800,000. The house was originally built in 1962 and sold last for just $170,000 back in 1977. In a second Bird Key transaction, Anne T. Mitchell bought her two-bedroom and two-bath home at 573 Bird Key Drive from Allen D. McReynolds, 426 Partridge Circle, for $436,500. The home was built in 1961 when Bird Key was first opened and last sold for $325,000 in November 2000.

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Marketplace Sam’s Club coming to Bradenton Bradenton’s newest Sam’s Club will be located on State Road 70 across from the Wal-Mart Supercenter, at 5300 30th Street East. The grand opening will be in October. The store will feature a pharmacy, a one-hour photo shop, a vision center, a liquor store, a gas station and a floral shop. Membership cards are available at the current location at 8005 15th Street East.

Service rep meets requirements Professional Benefits, Inc. announced that Tina Kerns has successfully passed the requirements for Securities Registered Representative (Series 6) and is also associated with Dempsey Financial Network Inc., a registered broker/dealer, member NASD and SIPC. Kerns serves as a service representative for various retirement programs handled by Professional Benefits. Formerly with Sarasota Memorial and General American Life in St. Louis, Kerns has been with Professional Benefits since May 2000.

Real estate reports Laughlin’s Luxury Lifestyle — Ken Lewis joined the company as a licensed real estate consultant. He has been involved in real estate in the area for the past two years as an investor. Lewis is a Florida native, relocated to Sarasota from Clearwater. He was the CEO and president of his own gourmet sauce manufacturing company. Lewis may be reached at 3658880, or at Wagner Realty — The top agents for August were announced. Listing honors go to David Moynihan, of the Anna Maria Island office, Dee Dee Burke and Vera Freeman, of the Longboat Key office and Jay Hagerty of the commercial division. Tops in sales were Moynihan, Jack McCormick of the Longboat Key office and Stan Rustein of the commercial division.

were the team of Cindy and Gary LaFlamme of the Longboat Key office; the team of Mike Migone and Tina Rudek from the Longboat Key office; and Teresia Bradford of the Avenue of the Flowers office. Top selling agents were the LaFlammes; Migone and Rudek; and Karen Ankerstar of the Avenue of the Flowers office. The LaFlammes had the largest single family home sale in the company’s 53 year history on Longboat Key — $4 million, recently. Bailey’s Realty — Shawndra Asseff has joined Bailey’s Realty and Estate Auction. She brings with her more than seven years of experience in residential and commercial real estate and is now actively involved in real estate at auction. Asseff holds two broker licenses, in Florida and Illinois. She is a current and active member of the Junior League of Sarasota. Bailey’s Realty and Estate Auction is located at 5353 S. Tamiami Trail. University Park Country Club — Dick McLaughlin has achieved a record $100 million in sales at University Park Country Club, the highest amount ever tallied by a sales person in the masterplanned community’s history. Most recently, McLaughlin posted more than $4 million in sales for the fourth quarter of last year and was named “University Park Sales Dick McLaughlin Representative of the Year” for 2001, marking the fifth time he has received the honor in six years. His sales totaled more than $16 million for 2001. He also achieved the highest sales volume at University Park for the last six consecutive years.


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Schroeder-Manatee Ranch Inc. — SMR announced its master-planned community has exceeded all sales records in its seven-year selling history during the second quarter of 2002. The community tallied 212 new home builder sales from April through June, topping the previous best quarter in first quarter of 2001, when it sold 196 homes. The focus at Lakewood Ranch in the last year has been on the country club, with the opening of the new club and more multi-million dollar models. Recently, that attention has begun to shift with the introduction of Greenbrook Adventure Park and the approval of a new elementary school on Lorraine Road, for which construction has begun. Second quarter sales in the village style areas accounted for about 81% of Lakewood Ranch new home sales with 98 sales. Of those, 47% were in The Country Club and 34% in Greenbrook.

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

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



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RESIDENTIAL HOMES HARBOUR ACRES BAY VIEWS AND GREAT BOATI NG! - $2,895,000. Gorgeous, furnished, almost-new home with extraordinary detailing. 4,200 sq. ft. with 4BR/4BA, 4 car garage & elevator. SENSATIONAL SUNSETS - $2,475,000. from this fantastic Bird Key home. Smashing Mediterranean w/all the “appropriate touches”. Great boating! Inlaw suite possible. Priced below appraisal! BIRD KEY BAYFRONT - $2,150,000. - Totally and fabulously updated home w/incredible views. 30’ dock, heated pool/spa, 3,000 sq. ft. and 170’ on the bay. Renovated using the highest standards. ONE ACRE ON THE BAY - $1,995,000. Amazing views, incredible landscaping and supreme privacy. Fabulous 75’ lap pool. Beach access. LARGE FAMILY HOME AT THE BEACH! $1,250,000. Key West style home with multiple decks for viewing. Brand new and beautiful! DAZZLING COURTYARD HOME W/BAY VIEWS $1,095,000. - Spacious & bright single family home w/guest house. Very private. Lushly landscaped. EXQUISITE QUEENS HARBOUR - $969,000. Four bedroom home with over 4000 sq. ft. of spacious & open floor plan. Court yard entry w/guest house and private pool. Views of lake and golf course. Immaculate! MEDITERRANEAN STYLE FAMILY HOME IN THE OAKS! - $1,050,000. - Over 4,800 sq.ft. with 6 bedrooms, office, den, huge pool area & family room. Professionally customized and furnished. PRIVATE HOME IN THE BAYOU - $659,000. Lovingly maintained 3 or 4BR on quite cul-de-sac. Heated pool, new roof, A/C and new paver driveway. BEST BUY BEHIND THE KEY CLUB GATES! $595,000. - Direct gulf front unit w/greatest views! 2BR/2BA 1,500 sq. ft., Priced below appraisal. THE PROMENADE - $609,500. - Lush tropical gardens enhance the views of the gulf, bay and city from this Robb & Stucky turnkey furnished unit. Wrap around terraces, guest wing with full bath, loads of amenities & under ground parking. REGENT PLACE! - $2,700,000. - spacious “B” plan in south building w/the most fabulous views of gulf bay and city. Over 3,200 sq. ft. of PIZAZZ! DESIGNER PERFECTION ON THE BEACH! $1,895,000. - 9th floor Waterclub unit with gorgeous gulf and bay views. LUXURIATE ON LIDO! - $899,000. - 3BR/3BA condo home in L’Elegance. Views of both gulf & bay. Corner unit w/generous wrap-around balconies. DOWNTOWN DELIGHT - $839,000. - Wonderful 6th floor, corner unit in Sarabande w/awesome views of the bay, marina and city lights. Classy, super 2BR/2BA apt. w/southern exposure. HUGE BAY VIEWS - $629,000. - Sought after corner unit at Grand Bay. Gigantic terrace, designer turnkey furnished, loads of extras and 2 parking spaces. COREYS LANDING VILLA - $499,000. Immaculate, open, bright and provides super views of lake and golf course. 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings & new appliances. BENT TREE FAMILY HOME - $215,000. - Private home on cul-de-sac w/ 3BR/2BA, pool, 2 car garage and large lanai. EL CONQUISTADOR VILLA - $159,000. - Sunny courtyard-villa on cul-de-sac. 3BR/2BA.

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

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

EMERALD HARBOR “One of Longboat Key’s most desirable locations” Lovely 3BR/2BA home in immaculate condition Pool, 40’ dock - easy access to bay/gulf. Short walk to deeded beach access & beautiful Gulf beach. Don’t miss this one. $689,000.

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Hours: The Gallery’s hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Owners: It is owned by Beth and Adam Segreti. “He was my high-school sweetheart,” says Beth Segreti of her husband. “I am the creative side, and my husband has the business sense; those combined make for the successful gallery.”

Most expensive piece: The $14,000 bronze sculpture of an herd of horses spiraling out of the earth’s hands is the most expensive item in the gallery. The artist, James Roybal, named it “Earth Born.”

Year established: “We bought it 13 years ago,” she says, but the gallery has been in operation for three years prior to the sale. That makes the business 16 years old, “which in the gallery business, as you know, is an eternity.”

Least costly item: The cards with “one-of-a-kind piece of art work” sell for $4.50. One of the newest attractions: John Nieto is one of the gallery’s newest additions, because “so many people from Longboat Key requested his work,” says Beth Segreti.

Type of store: Segreti describes the gallery as “contemporary native American/Southwestern art.” Its wares include pottery, sculpture, watercolors, gourd art and jewelry. The Segretis also special-order coffee tables, end tables and dining sets. Customer framing is another one of the gallery’s specialties. “I’ve been framing for 30 years. That’s my real forte ... my creative outlet is framing.”

What you like best about this area: “The beaches and the culture,” she says.

Why open a gallery and why focus on this kind of art?: “Interestingly enough, the same people that discovered Santa Fe, discovered Sarasota,” she began. Although the Segretis are native Sarasotans, they spent time in Albuquerque and in Phoenix, where Adam worked as an engineer, and “I just always loved the styles,” said Beth. “Good art has a place anywhere. It’s not just a decorating trend, it’s for collectors.”

What is the most challenging part of running this business?: “When you love it so much it’s hard to say but if there weren’t challenges, it wouldn’t interest me,” she says, adding that “running a successful business period is a challenge.”

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What you like least: “The traffic,” she replies. Best business advice ever received: “Location, location, location” was the advice Segreti received from a former boss. “That’s proven to be for sure,” she says.

Favorite book: Her favorite book is “Leaves of Grass” by Walt Whitman. “I am such an optimist,” she explains. Favorite movie: Her favorite movie is “To Kill A Mockingbird.” If you could reincarnate, what would you be?: “It’s a challenge. I’ll take a little bit of this and a little bit of that ... Georgia O’Keefe,” she decides. — Lusya Sullivan

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GULF VIEW BEAUTY! “Beach Cottage” decor in this wonderful 2BR/2BA condo at Seaplace. Tile floors, newer appliances, separate laundry. Furnished. Great amenities include 2 pools, Har-Tru tennis, fabulous beach! $459,900 MLS#225599

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L’AMBIANCE Casual beachfront elegance with private stairs to beach & pool. Open design. $3,450,000.

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GRAND BAY BEAUTY! Views to die for! Breathtaking sunrises and sunsets are only part of the package! 3BR/3.5BA make this Biscayne model at Grand Bay on Longboat Key a GRAND buy! Over 2,250 sq. ft. of enchantment. Volume ceilings, garage parking, state-of-the-art fitness center, neutral decor. Lowest priced Biscayne at $949,000 MLS#216631

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SIESTA KEY-Majestic, private, tropical boater’s paradise with 235 feet of seawall. Large pool, updated; almost 6,000 sq. ft. Close to intracoastal overlooking boat basin. $1,100,000. #221918 Lyle Stanek 918-1400

THE OAKS - BAYSIDE New Construction. Magnificent residence overlooking Little Sarasota Bay. Over 7,000 sq. ft., 5BR/5.5BA with magnificent details. Architects and design team available for consultation on plan changes. $3,000,000. #207363 Maureen Harrison 926-2606

GRAND BAY ON LONGBOAT KEY Sophisticated, custom 3BR, 3.5BA w/secured elevator & 2 ensuite guest rooms has wraparound balcony overlooking water, golf course and skyline. 2 Har Tru tennis courts, pool and spa. Private Bay Isles Beach Club. $1,398,000. #220138 Steve Kadetz 809-2023

SIESTA KEY TREASURE REDUCED Developers * Investors * or Beach Home…. this unique property just seconds to the beach could be the gem you have been looking for. So much potential. Zoning RMF-3. $2,500,000. #221609 Angela Wicks 266-0488

CASEY KEY BEACHFRONT -Two story private Mediterranean home beautifully designed with a sensational gulf view and breathtaking sunsets. Over 4200 SF, 4BR, 5.5BA, spacious kit. with morning room, office, guest quarters, master suite with office. Mexican tile, plantation shutters, paver terraces and courtyard entrance. $2,995,000. #223686. The Palmeri Group 966-7003

THE PHOENIX -Elegant bayfront condo with luxurious custom decor and direct bay views located in the heart of Sarasota! Exquisitely appointed 3,800 sq. ft. residence with expansive exterior terrace, pvt. elevator & lavish gourmet kitchen. Furn. package avail. separately. $1,489,000 #223603. Jim Soda 266-5678

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L’AMBIANCE Direct beachfront 3BR with panoramic views of beach. Wraparound balcony, elegant built-ins, designer furnished & 2 garage parking spaces all behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club. $3,150,000 LIDO SHORES A rare opportunity has come to own one of Sarasota’s most renowned estates. Located on 382’ ft of New Pass with views of southern Longboat Key and Gulf of Mexico. Build your own dream home on one or more of the 3 waterfront lots remaining in the estate. Prices from $2,800,000 to $7,500,000 A UNIQUE AND GRACIOUS ESTATE The striking main residence offers fabulous living spaces with incredible beach views plus a separate 3 bedroom “old Florida” guest cottage. As you step outside to the tropical air you will enjoy the sunset from the screened lanai, sun deck, heated pool or simply relax on the beach. Sold furnished. $4,499,000

Gail Wittig and Cynthia “Saint” Cacchiotti


TRITON COVE- Island living personified from this beautifully appointed Key West style home on Longboat Key. Across from direct beach access. Gulf views from the main living area & master suite. 3,000 sq. ft. w/heated pool & 8 ft. hot tub. 3BR/3BA $999,900. #224047. JIM SODA 266-5678. KEY WEST MASTERPIECE IN THE OAKS - This multi-level 4BR/4.5BA w/unique architectural design situated on one of The Oaks most pvt. settings. Marble, stone & wood highlight this 5,575 sq. ft. foor plan. The wrap-around balcony views the twinkling lights of the barrier islands, Little Sarasota Bay & Preserve. $2,995,000. MAUREEN HARRISON 926-2606. LONGBOAT KEY- Spectacular sunset views w/beach access from this beautiful 3BR/3BA home w/3,214 sq. ft. Rooftop bar & sundeck, heated pool & spa. Tropical & private. Owner will consider lease. 60 ft. boat slip available. $1,095,000. #218083. JIM SODA 266-5678. FABULOUS NEW CONSTRUCTION - By John Cannon. West of Trail, Red Rock area. 3800 Sq.ft. of architectural elegance, 5BR, 5BA, bonus room with balcony. 3 side entry gar. Gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, stainless appliances. Incredible pool & spa area w/outdoor kitchen. $925,000. #224596. MICHAEL & CYNTHIA BOWERS 966-0499. LIDO CONDO - The perfect get-away! Close to the beach and St. Armands Circle. 1BR/1BA, 657 sq. ft. Tastefully updated w/tile, carpet & furnishings. $179,000. #207300. CAROL PALMERI 966-7003. WEST OF THE TRAIL - Historic Dutch Colonial from the 1920’s. 3BR, 2BA evokes charm and character. Wood floors, all new kitchen, updated baths. Fireplace in family room. Screened lanai and pool. Pool/bath house can double as in-law suite. Situated on 2 lots. $525,000. #223760. JIM SODA 266-5678. SILVER OAK - One year new Talia model John Cannon home features 3,200 sq. ft., 4BR + den, 4BA, 3 car garage, gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters & stainless steel appliances. Large lanai w/heated pool & spa + outdoor kitchen. Private treed lot. $664,900. #219951. MICHAEL & CYNTHIA BOWERS 966-0499. THE ENCLAVE - In Prestancia. Beautifully updated 2-story home. 4,100 + sq. ft., open plan. 3-4BR/3.5BA, soaring ceilings, plantation shutters, tile & wood floors. $500,000. #207248. MAUREEN HARRISON 926-7000. SIESTA KEY VALUE - The best value between $300,000 to $400,000 price range in this area of Siesta Key. Over 1/4 acre, caged pool. Well landscaped. $338,000. #223033. NANCY VonLAZAR 926-7000.

VILLA DI LANCIA Unbelievable 2000+ sq. ft. of terrace from this one-ofa-kind beach front penthouse with Gulf to Bay views. Well designed 3 bedrooms, elegant foyer with elevator to private entry, impressive sound system throughout, fireplace and many fine appointments. $2,295,000 HIDEAWAY BAY Private deep water boat dock on protected Bayou. ideal parcel to build your dream home nestled in a small enclave of custom homes on Longboat Key. This subdivision offers private tennis courts, serene and tranquil settings and steps to beach. $1,000,000 SURROUND YOURSELF IN THE LUXURY Graciously appointed condominium/hotel suites. The Resort at Longboat Key Club pampers you with fine dining, generous amenities and dramatic views of the Gulf, lagoon, tennis courts, or golf course fairways. Great income potential!

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Donna Heffner and Greg Fiore of Spanish Main, Longboat Key, are catching up on the Longboat news even though the Malibu, Calif. ocean breezes make reading The Longboat Observer difficult. Greg and Donna were visiting Greg’s daughter, Ginger, over the Christmas holidays at Pepperdine University.

The Longboat Observer, along with Paula and Herb Todd, left, Weetsie and Buddy Fletcher (Buddy is mayor of Lakeland and a part-time resident of Longboat Key), and Carol and Don Stephens visited St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, in December.

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Almost new! Exquisite design and detail meet fabulous location. Grand living room with soaring ceilings and designer builtins. Separate elegant dining, stunning wood paneled library. 4 bedrooms including grand master with his and her baths. Heated pool, 3 car garage. Call Judy Kepecz 387-1825 or 383-6411.

Beautiful LBK home, light, bright and airy. Sunny southern exposure for its open pool & spa. 3BR, eat-in kitchen, French doors & tile floors. On a canal w/private boat dock. Near shopping & beach. Turnkey furnished and in a rental program. Call Jerry Thompson 3871875 or 383-6411.

This residence is located in the serenity of south Sarasota where the water and the sky meet. Unique Bay Front Estate spans 145 ft. along westerly shoreline on nearly a full acre. This 3 story home offers 6BR all with full baths in addition to 3 half baths. Call Ken Morrissey and Curt Putrino 316-6541.




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This magnificent estate is situated behind private gates. It has 150 ft. of sugar white sand beach. Dual winding staircases, private tennis courts, fabulous pool overlooking gulf. This 2 story 5BR/6BA estate has walls of glass, marble floors and elevator. Call Ken Morrissey and Curt Putrino 316-6541.

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

Magnificent 3 bedroom and den custom southwest corner with panoramic views of gulf and bay. Most sought after floor plan with Saturina floors, marble baths, granite kitchen, private elevator, private 2 car garage. Enjoy life on the pristine, white sand beach of Longboat Key! Call Judy Kepecz 387-1825 or 383-6411.




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Al and Carol Fischbein, right, visited Jim and Tess Owen at their summer home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. While there, the four Longboat Key residents, along with The Longboat Observer, participated in the 17th annual Crazy Horse Memorial Volksmarch.

Todd Hand took The Longboat Observer to the S.B. Elliott State Park in Pennsylvania in May.

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On a hillside in Germany, this century old castle is renovated to today’s standards. A small hotel w/5 unique guest suites, 3 elegant restaurants & conference rooms, and wines from the surrounding vineyards on 2.5 acres. Private living area. Call Karin Stephan or Thomas Heimann 504-4435 or 383-7591.

Fabulous home with soaring ceilings, beautiful built-ins, many upgrades including Corian counters, marble baths, great room, family room. 3 bedroom 3.5 bath, very private screened, heated pool with Jacuzzi. Deeded beach access. Call Judy Kepecz 387-1825 or 383-6411.

3-acre gated compound on Manasota Key offers 300’ of beach, peace & tranquility, spectacular vistas, new seawall & observation deck, bay easement & pending dock, 7-car garage, home theater, wine cooler, renovated 1940s home. 3 homes may be built on this acreage. Call Betsy de Manio at 924-9000.



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Weston Point featuring 15 outstanding homes with a private dock, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, vaulted ceilings, all white kitchen and granite counters, pool, separate guest house in a gated community. #224671. Call Dee Dee Burke or Vera Freeman. 3835577.

Beautiful views from every room. This magnificent 4 bedroom, 3 bath home features marble floors, walls of glass, huge decking and sugar white sand beach. Call Ken Morrissey and Curt Putrino 316-6541.

Reach for the stars from the expansive terrace of this elegant gulf front condo. Over 2400 sq. ft. of living area. 10’ ceilings, solid 8’ doors throughout, ceramic & marble floors, granite countertops, top of the line appliances, bahama shutters & numerous upgrades. Call Paul Collins anytime 928-4062.





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How many years have you played tennis? Uzielli has played tennis for five years.



What is your best swing — serve, backhand, etc.? “My forehand,” says Uzielli. “Forehand is the easiest swing for me. I have the most power and control the ball the best with my forehand.” What is your specialty? Singles? Doubles? “I like both doubles and singles,” reveals Uzielli. “Doubles are more fun and singles are more serious. I’ll play anything ... I just love to play.” What kind of racket do you use? Uzielli uses a Völkl racket. What is one thing you’d like to improve? “Almost everything!” exclaims Uzielli. “I’d like to improve my backhand, my serve, my volley and my whole game.”

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What is your most glorious moment in a match? “In this particular game, my opponent cheated throughout the whole entire match and I still won,” Uzielli remembers proudly.

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Unmatched Service. Unrivaled Experience. NEW LISTINGS CASA DEL MAR Fabulous rental complex on th ebeach. Low mainenance fee and great on-site rental program for optimum owner income. Beautifully redecorated and updated. $465,000.

Emily Walsh

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

VILLA DI LANCIA Absolute privacy and gulf front panorama describe this remarkable end unit penthouse. Volume ceilings, huge terrace, sparkling wood floors, fireplace, gourmet kitchen, private elevator and wonderful amenities. You won’t find a better place to live at any price. $1,950,000.

Bea Uzielli Colony Beach & Tennis Resort

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What is your funniest flub-up? Uzielli laughs, “I’ve had many funny flub-ups. I’ve gone from completely missing the ball, to looking everywhere for the ball when it was stuck in my racket, to hitting my partner with my racket in the butt!” Who is the person you’d most like to meet on the court? “I’d like to meet Bjorn Borg on the court then have him date me!” jokes Uzielli. “He was my idol when I was growing up. He was so good looking and plays tennis very well.” Any advice or tips for other players? “Eighty percent of the game is mental. If you can control and concentrate on the mental part you will probably beat your opponent, that is, unless they’re much better than you! Tennis is just a game, don’t take it too seriously,” advises Uzielli. What do you like most about playing tennis on Longboat Key? “I’ve met a lot of nice people and it’s just a beautiful environment,” says Uzielli. “The Colony has also given me many opportunities to meet locals and tourists alike.”


Sensational lot with panoramic views of huge lake and #2 hole Harbourside Blue. Wonderful neighborhood for all ages. $450,000.


Breathtaking vistas of the gulf, bay and downtown. Beautifully turnkey furnished, huge 1 bedroom with den/2nd bedroom. Very special bldg. with tennis, sensational clubhouse, gulf front pool, and its very own stop light for easy access to everything. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. $465,000.

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Tangerine Bay

Tom & Andy

A SOTHEBY’S LISTING • FURNISHED PENTHOUSE #535 overlooks the bay to Sarasota. 3 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, huge loft with additional sleeping area & family room, mahogony interior doors and marble floors. Your own 2 car parking garage. $895,000. • PENTHOUSE #534 SALE PENDING $895,000.

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


Unimaginable views! Sensational location! You can see forever from this 2 bedroom penthouse level condo. Enjoy higher ceilings, open floor plan, and move-in condition. Great building that is beautifully maintained. $749,000.



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Beautifully updated condo with fabulous gulf views in a meticulously maintained complex. So many amenities to enjoy. A must “see” for “sea” lovers. $649,000.

QUEEN’S HARBOUR LAKEFRONT “Essex” courtyard model. Contemporary masterpiece. 2 bedroom, home office in main house. Detached guest suite, fabulous pool. $975,000 BAYOU CIRCLE - BAY ISLES - Incredible waterfront home with 100 ft. of dock space. Over 60 ft. boat capability. Marble floors, grand staircase, incredible storage. $1,895,000 QUEEN’S HARBOUR - When only the best will do, then this is the one. A masterpiece of design elements in a country French mood. Nothing in Queen’s Harbour is quite as divine. $1,195,000 PRIVATEER - An incredible renovation, setting a new standard for the Privateer. Turnkey designer furnished, 2 bedrooms with dramatic sunsets. $635,000 EAGLES POINT - THE LANDINGS Enjoy amazing sunsets from the terrace of this 3BR/2.5BA condo. Pool, fitness center, tennis club, + 2 parking spaces in garage. $499,000

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


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

BUTTONWOOD HARBOUR This is your private wooded view from lanai and caged pool with complete southern exposure. 2200 sq. ft. ranch home features updated kitchen, family room area, artist studio or office, nice laundry & workshop, 2 car garage. Boat dockage offered. Homes are seldom available in this wonderful, active neighborhood. $450,000.

SEASONAL RENTALS: Call Joyce for details. LONGBOAT HARBOUR Annual or seasonal rental, direct bayfront two bedroom, two bath. Furnished or unfurnished - Vacant! ISLANDS WEST Fabulous two bedroom condo with magnificent views, great location, great building. HARBOUR CIRCLE Absolutely beautiful villa within the gated Harbourside community.

Cedars East $250,500. SOLD Sea Place $327,500. PENDING Beach Place $685,000. SOLD Buttonwood Harbour $785,000. PENDING Longboat Harbour $235,000. SOLD Sea Place $365,000. PENDING Harbour Court SOLD Inn on the Beach SOLD Water Club II SOLD Bay Isles SOLD Buttonwood Cove SOLD Sea Place SOLD Inn on the Beach SOLD Bay View Rd. SOLD See Virtual Tour at: 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive • Longboat Key, FL 34228

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

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

FAIRWAY BAY WITH BAY VIEWS Located in the desirable Longboat Key Club this largest, two bedroom style floor plan condominium has two balconies, views of the Bay and the beautiful grounds and walk ways of Fairway Bay. Go to for a virtual tour. $449,000.

The Longboat Observer took a cruise around the islands of Tahiti in May. Accompanying the newspaper were the soon-to-be-married Doug Tibbetts and Cindy Hawthorne of Bird Key and Mary and Dick Nunis of Longboat Key and Orlando.


PROMENADE WITH GULF VIEWS Largest 2 bedroom, split plan condominium on the sunset side of the building with absolutely gorgeous Gulf views. The location within the building is one of the best, almost direct beachfront. This exclusive complex provides exercise & clubrooms, Har-Tru tennis, great security & concierge. Go to for a virtual tour. $819,900. 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 & clubrooms, Har-Tru tennis, great security & concierge. Go to for a virtual tour. $795,000.

4134 Gulf of Mexico Drive • Longboat Key

Absolutely Stunning! * * Corporate Penthouse Office Complex • Over 4,000 Square Feet • Gorgeous Bay and Gulf Views Covered Parking • Private Lock-out Elevator Available Soon! Only $6,750.00 plus tax boat slips and other executive office space also available 9262


Call Oscar R. Parsons 388.5118 or 388.2121 cell (941) 374.1082

When Every Move is Critical Leave Nothing to Chance RITZ CARLTON PALAIS PENTHOUSE Embracing nearly 5000SF of breathtaking panorama, this superbly embellished residence atop the RITZ CARLTON offers a pampered lifestyle like no other. Enjoy the pleasures of world-class amenities and legendary service every day of your life. Virtual tour available. ML217571 $7,950,000 NEW HOME - OAKS CLUBSIDE Under construction with November or December occupancy expected. Splendid “Ambrosia” model by Whitehall Quality Homes. Over 4,100 Square feet of dramatic interior deatil, columns, vaulting, arches, crown moldings 10 foot to 14 foot ceilings, state-ofthe-art kitchen. All of this on one of the most coveted lots remaining in Oaks II, with breathtaking lake and golf course views. ML217796 $1,900,000 THE OAKS - CLUBSIDE Sweeping vistas over lake and Heron Course from 3900SF expanded Rutenburg

FABULOUS BAY FRONT HOME Direct Bay front home w/gorgeous Bay views & a terrific location within walking distance to St. Armands Circle and the beach. Go to for a virtual tour. SALE PENDING $2,495,000. RARE BANYAN BAY CONDO Turnkey furnished and remodeled Banyan Bay Condo. Go to for a virtual tour. SALE PENDING $359,000.

WHITNEY BEACH CONDOMINIUM This condo is located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north end with deeded access to a gorgeous white sand beach right across the street. Boat dockage available. Go to for photos. $190,000. WONDERFUL KEY WEST HOME Situated on Anna Maria Island is this island home with its own boat dock and lift in the backyard and located 1½ blocks from a gorgeous white sand beach. Go to for a virtual tour. SALE PENDING $839,000. LONGBOAT KEY GARDEN HOME This home is a 4 minute walk to the whitest sand beach on the key and is so pretty. Go to for a virtual tour. SALE PENDING $449,000 SUNSET BEACH W/GULF VIEWS Direct Gulf views from all the rooms in this 1450+ sq ft, 2 BR condominium. Go to for a virtual tour. SALE PENDING $579,000


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Terri Derr & Ken Torrington

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

LONGBEACH WITH GULF VIEWS This two bedroom condominium is located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north end and has a full Gulf view. Totally updated and beautifully furnished, this condo is not to be missed. Go to for a virtual tour. $475,000. WONDERFUL LONGBOAT HOME This 2300+ sf. 3BR home is located on Longboat’s tranquil north end. Terrific split bedroom plan w/very large master bath. Beautiful grounds & located on a shallow canal for easy canoeing or kayaking. Go to for a virtual tour. $595,000.

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EMERALD POINTE SOUTH - 3BR/3.5BA home with caged, heated pool and double garage. Beautiful tile floors, spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances.............$649,000. LBK BAY FRONT - 2 Bedroom corner unit in popular complex with boat docks, 2 pools, tennis, beach access......................PENDING............................$362,000. GULF FRONT - 4 Bedroom home with library on Longboat’s best beach. Designer decorated and furnished with casual elegance. Furnished.....................................................$3,000,000. SUNRISE/SUNSET - Enjoy them both from this 8th floor corner 3 bedroom home (Antigua model) at Grand Bay. Beautiful custom built-ins, imported tile floors, 2 upper level parking spaces, direct bayfront location................$1,550,000. ISLAND RETREAT The ultimate in privacy and tranquility. The Polynesian style home is designed in pods. 4 BR, 4.5 baths. Bayfront location. Boat dock. Price includes a Carolina skiff and a landside docking space. Furnished...................$950,000. WEST OF THE TRAIL - Building lot across from a county park with a water access...............................................$65,500. RENTAL CONDO - 2/1 water front with boat dock, 10 minutes to gulf beaches.................$800 mo. – first, last, security. DOWNTOWN - 2/1 walk to everything. No pets...........................................$750 mo. – first, last, security. SEE ALL THESE PROPERTIES AT

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Spectacular Bay, Gulf & City views from this 4,200 sq. ft. residence at Sarabande. Sophistication, elegance and quality abound in this secure building with concierge service and amenities that pamper its owners. $2,785,000.

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




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MINI RANCH Country living but close in - Beautiful like new home, 5 acres, fenced, 3-stall barn. All this plus open spaces. $389,900.


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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, elevaor, private patio/pool area and oversized garage. $1,299,000.

An hour by car and then 15 minutes by boat. Calusa Cottage North features 2BR/2.5BA and redone in the old Florida style! Call for a brochure on Calusa Cottage and Useppa Island. Owner/Realtor. Offered furnished for $685,000.



Priced for a quick sale, this 3BR/2BA home with new 60 ft. dock and 2 lifts overlooks waterway and preserve. Updated kitchen opens to family room and beautiful pool area. 1st level bonus room and storage. $879,900.

Beautiful Longboat Key home, light, bright airy, sunny southern exposure for open pool. 3 bedrooms, offered turnkey furnished. Boating water. $749,000.



Under construction, one of a kind villa, 3BR/3.5BA, with panoramic golf course lake views.Many upgrades including pool & spa. Still time to make custom selections. $799,000.

Grand Bay, open floor plan, large, eat-in kitchen, 2 separate terraces. Furnished. $549,000.


Totally updated! 3 bedrooms, roof top sun decks and porches! Garden atrium for out-door grilling! Private beach & fishing pier! Owner/Realtor. $589,000.

Experience You Can Trust Serving the community for over 22 years. DOWNTOWN DIRECT BAYFRONT Lawrence Point: The views of the bay are awesome! Stunning 2BR+den or 3BR/2.5BA, almost 3,000 sq. ft. Custom built-ins, pale wood floors, formal dining room, impeccable condition. Call Marlene or Hal. Reduced to.........................$799,000.


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.

SARABANDE Spectacular panoramic city & bay views from this 12th floor 4-5BR, 4.5BA apartment. 4,500 sq. ft. of elegant downtown living space. Concierge service & 2 car garage parking spaces. Call Marlene, Hal or Barbara Ackerman. Reduced to.....................$2,900,000.

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

FAIRWAY BAY GARDEN APT. 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.




Over an acre on Sarasota Bay w/wide open bay views. Extremely private.............................$1,890,000.

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Magnificent vistas, marble floors, media room, upstairs, 6,500 sq. ft.......................................$3,900,000.


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SPORTS Sportscards

Kids Soccer Games Anna Maria Island Community Center. 778-1908

Longboat Key Tennis Center

Instructional League (ages 5 to 7):

Summer Men’s Singles — Tuesday, Sept. 17 Quarters: Gil Faccio def. Steve Johnson, 6-3. David Brenner def. Dick Schlorf, 6-4. Tim Fitzpatrick def. Dennis Brown, 6-2. Larry Shapiro def. Jim Martin, 6-2. Semis: Gil Faccio def. David Brenner, 6-1. Larry Shapiro def. Tim Fitzpatrick, 6-3. Finals: Gil Faccio def. Larry Shapiro, 6-4. 3rd Place: Tim Fitzpatrick def. David Brenner, 6-3.

Team 2 (Galati Marine) plays team 4 (Morgan Stanley) at 6 p.m. and team 1 (Island Animal Clinic) plays team 5 (Anna Maria Island Sun) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Team 3 (The Longboat Observer) plays team 6 (West Coast Surf Shop) at 6 p.m. and team 1 plays team 4 (Morgan Stanley) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. Team 2 plays team 3 at 6 p.m. and team 6 plays team 5 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.

Division I (ages 12 to 14) games at 7:15 p.m.: Team 18 (Island Pest Control) plays team 17 (West Coast Refrigeration) Thursday, Sept. 26. Team 16 (LaPensee Plumbing) plays team 18 Tuesday, Oct. 1. Team 16 plays team 17 Thursday, Oct. 3.

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Division II (ages 10 to 11) games are at 7:15 p.m.:

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Team 12 (Harry’s Continental Kitchens) plays team 15 (Air America) Friday, Sept. 27. Team 14 (Island Real Estate) plays team 13 (Mr. Bones) Monday, Sept. 30.

Format: S and T — Tuesday, Sept. 17 Group A Joyce Welch, 29; Mary Ann Pipes, 33; Marlene Wilkening, 36; Edith Rosenthal, 40. Group B Grace Muzzi, 38; Marie DeLisi, 39; Lois Fishman, Doris Hasson, 41 (tie); Dolores Griege, Sylvia Levine, 44 (tie).

Division III (ages 8 to 9) games at 6 p.m.: Team 8 (Gateway Solutions) plays team 9 (Air & Energy) Thursday, Sept. 26. Team 7 (The Bistro’s) plays team 10 (Jessie’s Island Store) Friday, Sept. 27. Team 9 plays team 11 (Danzinger Allergy & Sinus) Monday, Sept. 30. Team 7 plays team 11 Tuesday, Oct. 1. Team 8 plays team 10 Thursday, Oct. 3.

NEW LISTINGS LONGBOAT KEY – SANCTUARY – Rarely available direct gulf front large corner 3BR/3.5BA. Totally furnished w/quality & attention to detail in soft, neutral tones. Upgraded kitchen, all marble baths, 9’ceilings & wrap around terrace overlooking the elegant pool & pristine beach. Ready for immediate enjoyment of a beach resort lifestyle in a prime secure LBK Club location.......$2,195,000 PALMER RANCH – PRESTANCIA – Unbelievable opportunity. Lowest priced private single family home in sought after Prestancia. Popular Todd Johnston Riviera Model w/two large master suites, 2 guest rooms & study. Featuring new tiled floors, carpeting & A/C, Terrific family room w/fireplace, central vac & A/C, storage in the garage. Lush tropical landscaping w/well & circular driveway creates wonderful privacy and curb appeal. Offered at.......................................................................$495,000 MAINLAND – ASHLEY – Enjoy a magnificent tree lined golf course view from this spacious quality built 4BR/4BA residence nestled on a professionally landscaped acre. Featuring wood floors, French doors & a spectacular gourmet kitchen detailed w/granite & wood opening to a family room w/fireplace & built-in enetrtainment center. Retreat to a fabulous maste suite w/sitting area & 2 walk-in closets. A side entry 3-car garage w/circular drive across from lake area is private & serene............................................................$789,000

Format: Step-Aside Scramble — Tuesday, Sept. 10 1st Barb Breen, Dolores Griege, Chris Hersberger, Joyce Steele 71.7 2nd Barbara Brizdle, Barbara Gilman, Georgia Hoening, Lois Minkoff 72.2 3rd Doris S. Hasson, Grace S. Muzzi, Hazel Lenobel, Bonnie Zeeman 7.9

LBK Public Tennis Center: 590 Bay Isles Road, 316-TEN-S (8367) Schedule — 7 Days/Week Open play: Mornings: 8, 9:30 and 11; Afternoons: 3:30, 5 and 6:30

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

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QUEENS HARBOR – Opportunity! Picturesque views over 2 lakes to golf course from 4BR, maintenance free home behind the gates of the LBK Club. Includes etched glass doors, granite, tiled floors, home theatre, study w/2 computer centers. Heated pool and spa, summer kitchen. Seller motivated!..........$997,000 PROMENADE – One of the most outstanding penthouses w/sweeping views of the city and Gulf. 3BR/3.5 BA residence w/10 ft ceilings raised panel walls & doors, crown molding, wood & marble floors, wrap around terrace, + all the amenities & 2 parking spaces. Concierge, 24 hr. security.........$1,495,000 WATER CLUB I – 7th floor unbelievable south views of Gulf and City from this 3 bedroom/3bath set to go showplace. Perfection in every detail. Furnished........$1,695,000 LONGBOAT KEY – SANCTUARY – Enjoy spectacular city, bay, golf and gulf views from this 6th floor corner 3 bedroom beachfront residence located behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club. Beautiful details include wood floors, crown moldings, soffit lighting, built-ins and storm shutters. All amenities plus 2 garage spaces....................................................$1,195,000

OPEN HOUSE 3531 Bayou Point Sunday Sept 29 1-4pm Waterfront 5 bedroom home behind the gates of Longboat Key Club. Reduced to $2,495,000







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



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CASEY KEY CASEY KEY BAYFRONT – Fabulous 3/4 acre gated estate with beach access. 2 story unique home designed with quality and flair. Large pool and patios overlook the bay and tropical gardens. Featured in national publications, casual and open with floor-to-ceiling 3 layered Thermopane windows and marble floors...................................................Offered at $1,995,000

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


SIESTA KEY SIESTA KEY – Key West Contemporary architecturally designed to take advantage of a private tropical setting. This 3 story all stucco residence is all about style and sophistication. Features include a keystone double-sided fireplace, light oak cabinets with Corain countertops, 4-car garage........... $625,000

MAINLAND THE OAKS PRESERVE – Sunrise and Sunsets on Sarasota Bay! This 5th floor 3 BR / 3 Bath condo features two private elevators open to beautiful tile floors and spacious screed terrace. Shiny white kitchen, 9ft. ceilings. Championship golf, tennis and fine dining at what has been called Sarasota’s finest club..................................................................$459,000 RITZ CARLTON PENTHOUSE – 4,734 sq. ft. residence in the hotel. Views of Sarasota Bay from every room. Marble Floors, 2 master suites, guest room library & separate dining room. Hotel amenities and services are yours, lease or purchase............................................................................$3,300,000 MUSUEM AREA – Historical designated Bayfront gated estate built in 1926 on 1.8 acres. Georgian style home, 3 BR, study, sunroom, 9 ft. ceilings, plaster walls, crown molding oak floors. New Dock & seawall, gazebo and guest house............$3,900,00 MOTE RANCH – Best lakefront location on a large lot with magnificent long views of lake & nature preserve. Enter into a model like home with high ceilings, crown moldings. Great community that offers boat docks to cruise the Braden River, pool and tennis courts....................................................$425,000


Pristine privacy on 2 1/2+ gulf front acres gated and walled. Gorgeous gulf and sunset vistas with panoramic views of bay and city lights. Enchanting landscaping, entrance fountain, private gulf beach plus shimmering pool and entertainment area. Elegant home with exquisite finishes and quality. Private master suite plus 4 guest suites. Incredibly beautiful home in a private location minutes to St. Armands and Sarasota...........................$16,750,000

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 futher details. Available for $879,000


INN ON THE BEACH - Exceptional first floor walkout! Two private double terraces plus largest condo offered at the Longboat Key Club..........$775,000.

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ESTATE LOT ON SARASOTA BAY ....................$1,890,000 PENTHOUSE AT SANCTUARY ..........................$1,450,000 NORTH SIESTA KEY • SIESTA COVE...............$1,639,000

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Most of our previous columns have focused an informal auction of the furnishings with on what collectibles and antiques to buy and immediate sale at the tagged price, or less if how and where to buy them at the best prices. unsold at the end of the day. For this service, However, there may come a time when we there will be a set percentage of the sale want to sell some or all of our collection — and/or a set fee. Usually everything is sold, and again, at the best prices. The reasons for although often too cheaply, as even very good selling might include a move to a smaller quality new furniture depreciates by 50% the space, the need or desire to day after it is bought. (The good raise money (remember, colquality antiques also depreciate lectibles are a good investment slightly after purchase, but over and have done better than our time will appreciate in value.) stock portfolios lately), settling Fine contemporary furniture, an estate or just wanting to try paintings, silver and glass manufacsomething different. tured in the ’20s through ’60s, There is no single or simple which you have inherited or puranswer to the questions of chased, should not be sold at a tag where, how, to whom and how sale. Call an antique dealer or COBIN appraiser in your area — they will much. It depends. The following are some examples. to your home and make you BONIUK come an offer or give you an official appraisal (for a fee). You may send Scenario No. 1: A couple has decided to move from a photos — Polaroid or digital images (if you’re Longboat Key beachfront condo to a golf com- computer savvy) — to encourage the visit. munity inland. The new residence is a freestanding house with less square footage but is Scenario No. 2: brand new and with more, but smaller rooms Another couple living in a canal-front and a patio and garden, on the third hole. The home has decided to move to a smaller but Florida-style big sofas and glass-top tables are to new maintenance-free condo on the beach to be replaced with a woody look, the posters and simplify their lives. Their present home is mirrors and shell lamps with oil paintings and filled with objects from a lifetime of collecting traditional furniture. What shall we do with including sporting items — autographed picthe old stuff of good quality and in good condi- tures of baseball stars such as Ruth and tion? DiMaggio, Blanchard and Davis of West One option is to call in a professional who Point football fame, etc. The new look on the will run a house or tag sale on site — usually beach will be minimalist. On the desks are

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Gorgeous Gulf & Bay views from the area’s finest condominiums & homes. From Gulf front units with private beaches to downtown units & homes with city night lights! 1 •Key West Style Estate! - Approx. 1/ 2acres on the Bay with 7BR/7.5BA, 8,000+ SF, 35’ ceilings, double oak staircase, Acanthus moldings, stepped ceilings, Artisan finishes, gourmet kitchen, utility craft room, executive office, paver brick, elevator, 25 car garage, pool & dock.......................................$5,495,000. •Stunning Views of the Caribbean Blue Waters! 3,375 square foot residence with a custom designed interior, 10 foot ceilings, marble and wood floors, exquisitely appointed built-ins, and a gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and granite. WILL CONSIDER AN EXCHANGE.........................................$3,200,000. •Magnificent Casey Key, Gulf Front Lot! The best value on Casey Key, owner is most anxious for an offer! Call Candy Swick for directions!........$1,499,000. •Must Sell Now! Deep water and wide open bay views, designer transformed 4,000 square feet, 3 bedroom suites, exercise room, colossal closet and storage, vaulted ceilings, built-ins, elevator, granite in the foyer, bar and kitchen with breakfast room, 42’ lanai, 34’ pool, 3 car garage and private beach club in gated bay isles. Furniture available..............................................................$1,399,000. •Enchanting 180-Degree Sunsets on the Bay! Direct Bay Front 2BR+den/2.5BA PENTHOUSE, 3,000+/-SF, crown moldings, neutral carpeting, 2 convertible balconies, master suite w/private balcony & builtins..........................................................................................................$899,000. •Maintenance Free Golfing & Boating! Turnkey furnished 3BR/2.5BA, 2,867 sq. ft. with columned entry, custom ceilings, clerestory windows, streamline kitchen with Corian, family room with built-ins, master suite with aquarium glass, private pool, peek of the lake and 2 car garage in an extremely secure community............................................................................................$899,000. •Breathtaking Bay Views! 2,000+ sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA with marble floors, crown moldings, deep baseboards, 2 tiled balconies, solid wood doors, eat-in kitchen, newer water heater and A/C unit, secure guard gated with 2 tennis courts, 2 pools and boat docks available..............................................................$675,000. •Mesmerizing Bay & Marina Views! Premier downtown building with pool, hot tub, security, concierge & valet services! 2BR/2BA with 1,843 sq. ft., redesigned floor plan with serving bar, marble floors, built-ins, hurricane shutters, 2 balconies and garaged parking....................................................$475,000.

Professional Service, Honesty, Integrity with Personal Attention L’AMBIANCE 7th floor “Sabal” with awesome direct gulf views plus breathtaking views of golf course, bay and Sarasota skyline. Exquisitely turnkey furnished. Rarely available. Hurry! $2,150,000

TANGERINE BAY CLUB Only 2nd living level available with fabulous views of Bay. 3 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths, designer decorated. As-new condition. $849,000 Tastefully decorated in “Tommy Bahama” style, this 3 Bedroom/2.5 Bath condo enjoys tropical views of lagoon, pool and bay. New bamboo wood floors. $795,000 Both above homes enjoy tennis, resort pool, fishing pier, visiting dock, private beach club, 2 car garage.

80 FOOT DOCK AT THE MOORINGS Rarely available “T” slip for your pride and joy at the finest marina on Florida’s West Coast. $475,000

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golf trophies from the PGA sanctioned tournaments; vintage tennis rackets adorn the walls. For this type of collection, we suggest one of three choices: 1. Look on the Internet (eBay) to locate similar items and find dealers who specialize in buying and selling these sporting collectibles. 2. Call up Christies and Sotheby’s Auction Houses and speak to the specialist in that area. If they are not interested in selling your items (they will also want photos), they will give you the names of dealers who might be. 3. Sell it yourself on eBay. If you can’t do this yourself, find a 12-year-old kid with a digital camera and after you master the learning curve — you’ll have a great time. There are also services that will do all the work of pictures and listing for you for a percentage of the sale. A yard sale would be a bonanza for collectors and dealers — as you would tend to sell too cheaply if you haven’t kept up with current market prices.

Another note of caution: Avoid selling your household items to folks who advertise: “We’ll clean out your house — no item too big or too small.” They’ll clean you out all right, and for very little. Accept this

option only if your house is filled with only junk. Conversely, the dealer who cherry picks your holdings will leave you with a house full of unsaleable items after they have underpaid you for your treasure. So our final advice for selling is the same as that for buying — research the market before you do either. ❑

Cardinal Mooney golf tourney The chance to win a car, luxury vacation, a party boat trip and lots of golf equipment are all part of the fun at Cardinal Mooney High School’s annual golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 5 at Bent Tree Country Club. A shotgun start for the scramble format begins at 1 p.m. Tickets are $125 and include a barbecue buffet award dinner. The tournament benefits Cardinal Mooney’s sports and academic programs. “This is a great way to enjoy the game of golf and to realize the satisfaction of making a difference in children’s education,” said Ken Chalaire, the tournament co-chairman. For more information, call 379-2647.

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

Ongoing classes Sept. 25 — Oct. 1 Sports/Fitness Classes: • Aerobics, (low-impact): 8 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday • Young at Heart: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday • Muscles & More (weight-bearing): 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Passive Programs: • Duplicate Bridge: 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Upcoming Special Event: • AARP 55/Alive Mature Driving Class: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 12 and 13. Pre-registration required.

WEATHER STATISTICS AND TIDES Sun., Sept. 15 Mon., Sept. 16 Tues., Sept. 17 Wed., Sept. 18 Thurs., Sept. 19 Fri., Sept. 20 Sat., Sept. 21

High Temp. 90 92 91 92 92 92 90

Low Temp. 77 77 78 78 78 76 80

Record High 98 (1997) 99 (1996) 98 (1996) 98 (1997) 99 (1996) 98 (1996) 98 (1997)

Record Low 71(1984) 64 (1984) 69 (1981) 63 (1981) 64 (1981) 72 (1991) 71 (1984)

Humidity 74% 67% 64% 67% 61% 72% 76%

Rainfall 0.00 0.00 0.22 0.00 0.95 0.80 TRACE

Thurs., Sept. 26 Fri., Sept. 27 Sat., Sept. 28 Sun., Sept. 29 Mon., Sept. 30 Tues., Oct. 1 Wed., Oct. 2

Morning Tides High Low 2:57 10:53 3:29 11:49 4:04 (none) 4:51 (none) 6:05 (none) 7:47 (none) 12:03 3:52

Evening Tides High Low 5:03 9:57 6:13 10:16 (none) 12:58 (none) 2:21 (none) 3:47 (none) 4:50 9:19a 5:43

From The Longboat Observer weather station

Rainfall: Year-to-date 2002 2001 38.17 in. 54.57 in.

Month-to-date Average Water 2002 2001 Temp.: 84 6.60 12.60 in.

Moon phases: First Qtr. Oct. 12

Beach, Bay & Boat Dock $ 1,650,000


Sept. 21

Last Qtr.

Sept. 29

Courtesy of

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Tropical Island Court MARUTA MILUNS Realtor® (941) 387-9702 Michael Saunders & Company Licensed Real Estate Broker 9262

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

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

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

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 DOWNTOWN BAY VIEWS - Everything is here. Gracious amenities. Guest suites on site, media center, spa, pool and health center. Grand entertaining area and private dining or meeting room. Plus, your own one bedroom condominium home overlooking Sarasota Bay. $235,000. 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.

Michael Saunders & Company 9262


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


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


Selling Sarasota Successfully!

Pat & Tom Hanly

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Brand New 4BR -4.5BR, elevator, leisure + den, pool, spa, 2nd from the bay. $2,775,000 BIRD KEY - Just finished - 4BR/3.5BA, Open plan, family room, 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 - Almost complete - 2 story, floating staircase, 5BR/5.5BA, family room. Home theater, pool, spa, dock. $2,875,000 NEW LISTING - COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - 3Bedroom, 2 bath, pool, dock with newer boat lift. Move in condition. $645,000 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 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - 3rd in from bay Deep water, 3BR/2BA, Immaculate condition, beautifully maintained & updated. $885,000 BIRD KEY - On wide canal with fabulous bay views - 4BR/3.5 BA, family room, spanning over 4400 sq. ft. Great opportunity. $1,350,000 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

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Dummy reversal Planning the play of a bridge hand requires complete concentration. The majority of players have good days and bad days at the table. Polly Perry of Boynton Beach sent me this hand which is an example of planning and play of the hand. West led the deuce of spades and East takes the trick with the ace and led the three of spades, which was trumped low in the declarer’s hand. The declarer knows that he must lose one diamond trick and prefers not to lose two tricks in that suit. If hearts break three-three, he may pick up his needed trick in the heart suit, but that distribution is not likely. If the declarer is having a good day, the bidding should help him plan his play by placing the queen and ace of diamonds. If East held the ace of diamonds and a good spade suit, he would have opened the bidding. Therefore, it is most likely that West holds the ace of diamonds. At trick three, declarer led the jack of diamonds and when West played low, declarer won the trick with the king in the dummy. Perry writes: “I still had a possible heart loser, plus the diamond trick to lose. I ruffed dummy’s last spade in my hand and led the nine of diamonds that was won by East with the queen. Anything that East leads, I can take on the board and make the contract. The 11 tricks are four ruffs in my hand, dummy’s three trump and the ace, king and queen of hearts.” East must not play weak two bids or he would have opened the bidding with a bid of two spades. Would you believe that the top result on this board was three notrump by North making five? 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.”

by Donna SWAN


388-2331 TOLL FREE • 877-589-7979 9262




LONGBOAT KEY DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Tuesday, Sept. 17 North-South 1. Posy Potter and Esther Wilson

Dealer: East Vulnerable: All North ♠764 ♥KQJ ♦ K 10 9 5 ♣ J 10 9

West ♠K92 ♥J5 ♦A8743 ♣653

East ♠ A Q J 10 5 3 ♥ 10 9 6 2 ♦Q6 ♣8

South ♠8 ♥A874 ♦J9 ♣AKQ742

The Bidding: West Pass 3♠ All Pass

South 1♣ 3♥ 5♣

North 1N 4♣ All Pass

East Pass 2♠ Pass

Opening lead: 2♠ 2. Marilyn Beiting and Barbara Thoman 3. Winnie Skversky and Tim Lesnik East-West 1. MaryLou Thomas and Polly Kaatz 2. Hope Zawatsky and Ruth Colner Blanche Jacoby and Helen Schweyer (tie) MERRILL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Bayfront Park Recreation Center — Thursday, Sept. 19 Overall Winners 1. Lois and Robert Auerbach 2. Cele Schwartz and Mary Pyke 3. Ruth and Malcolm Popik 4. Marilyn Beiting and Barbara Thoman Duplicate games are held at 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center. Call Larry Auerbach at 758-2017 for additional information. ❑

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Adult Care ☛☛

HELPING HANDS and loving heart. Providing care for one elderly person in my exclusive private home. For appointment, call Lisa 348-8390.

NEW YORK CITY BUTLER. Your personal care in my home. Details: 922-8908. LICENSED CNA w/local references, 30+ years experience. All phases of Hospice care. Aurora, 941-749-1932.


Alterations/Upholstery ALTERATIONS, GENERAL SEWING and custom clothing. Fittings and measurements done in your own home and delivered to you. Please call Marie, 387-2348. A+ ALTERATIONS and Custom Clothing by Dina. Free delivery to LBK and Sarasota. 941-954-4487. ZYBS UPHOLSTERY. Sofas, boat cushions, corner borders. chairs and slip covers. Free estimates. Free pick-up and delivery. (941) 924-6949.

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ALTERATIONS. WE are proud to provide FRENCH ABSTRACT Tapestries. Certified. the BEST alteration service in the Originals. From $2000. 587-3352. Manatee and Sarasota area. We deliver the highest quality of work. PARADISE Auto Sales & Service COIN LAUNDRY, 7466 Cortez Road West, A CLASSIC CAR for a classic person. 1978 795-1657. Rolls Royce, Silver Shadow II, 4/door, black, carnelian interior. $18,000. 373-0499/ Announcements daytime and 755-6088/eves./weekends. STORE LIQUIDATION SALE! Lease is up, I’m moving. All furniture and accessories. ANTIQUE 1957 Chevy Bel-Aire, 283/, Cost +10%. Scott Howard Interiors, 43,000 original miles. Excellent condition. 1630 Main St., Sarasota. For information, Must see! All original w/cover. Asking $24,999 o/b/o. 383-2699. call 373-0499.





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BEACH APPLIANCE REPAIR ISLAND UPHOLSTERY. Furniture, cushions, etc. Repair and restoring antiques. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates! 778-4335.

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

LINCOLN 2001 Towncar. Executive, dark blue, leather, 22K/mi. $22,000. 745-8436. 1998 S10 Pick up Truck, $4,900 o/b/o. 1997 Cheyanne Truck, $7,995. Must. sell! Call Ted: 302-3840 or 378-7653.

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SMALL BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE. Vacation or long term. On trailer or in-water. 1987 MERCEDES 300E. $3900 o/b/o. Must Private launch ramp. Fresh water wash. sell! Call Ted 302-3840 or 378-7653. Minutes to LBK, Gulf, gas, bait, restaurants. JAGUAR 2001 XK8 Convertible. Black/black Also, bottom painting. Capt. John’s Marina. “The Babe”. She’s gorgeous w/all options. 941-792-2620. Wife says must go. 1,300/miles, $63,500. 941-650-0429. Boat Slips for Rent/Sale LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 60/ft. boat slip. Seasonal, $19.00 per foot. Monthly $23.00 AUTO TRANSPORT state to state. Insured, per foot. Yearly $16.50 per foot, plus professional, N/S driver w/clean record. electricity and sales tax. 383-2025/504-1232. Reasonable rates. References available. (941) 545-5325. SUPERB BOAT Slip for rent in high & dry RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer. indoor marina. In & out boat storage at its Drive your car to the North and back. finest. Excellent south Longboat location, easy access to Bay and Gulf. Up to 30’ Call References. 941-778-5381 371-1866

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NEED A HOUSEKEEPER? Quality service SUPERBA SELECTA Self Clean stove/oven with attention to details. Experienced. & Thermal Convection and matching G.E. YOUR YACHT IS BEAUTIFUL! References. 954-2147, leave message. Spacemaker microwave oven, $250. Electric Kenmore 80 Series washer/dryer, $225. DOESN’T IT DESERVE A RESPONSIBLE FEMALE is avail. Monday, Glider Rocker chair w/pads, $75. Sofa, $40. BEAUTIFUL HOME? Wednesday or Friday to clean your home. Cherry coffee table and sofa table w/matchReferences. $15/hr. 941-739-1095. ing rolling benches, $75. Loveseat & double SECURE, DEEPWATER BOAT SLIPS recliner, $50. 2/Cherry 2-drawer end tables, IN A PROTECTED, GARDEN SETTING Gilmore chair w/matching ottoman, $50.  MRS. MAIDS. Want a clean house? $20. NEAR LONGBOAT’S NORTH END. 1/Wood dresser w/hidden 3/door lingerie Call Mari. Competitive prices. References. AVAILABLE NOW FOR BOATS TO 60’. drawers w/mirror and matching armoire and Bonded and Insured. 371-3175. night stand, $175. Matching queen bed, HARBOUR VILLA CLUB MOORINGS headboard, armoire, desk and nightstand,  HOUSECLEANER. RELIABLE, mature, $175. Maytag gas dryer, $75. Philco (941) 383-9544 responsible experienced and w/great refrigerator, $20. Round glass patio references. Cell: (941) 587-5899, Rosalie. table/umbrella w/4 chairs and cushions w/matching glider, swivel rocker and end DOWNTOWN SARASOTA boat slip. Off the DAZZLE CLEANING, “personalized house- table, $250. Paisley Wingback chair, $100. Bay, deep water. $8/per foot +sales tax. keeping, general cleaning and house checks Assorted rugs & other miscellaneous items. 447-5032. to meet your needs. Lic./Ins. 379-6582. 941-359-8611.

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Caregiver/Companion CNA AVAILABLE. FT/PT for private care. Excellent local references. 727-5050 or 504-4847. CHEERFUL, LOVING, cultivated and reliable mature lady for P/T companionship. Appointments, shopping, correspondence. No cooking or cleaning. 923-2566. CNA, CAREGIVER/COMPANION. P/T or F/T. Available 24/hours a day, 7/days a week. 366-2709. ASSISTANCE WITH/ERRANDS, personal appointments, banking/bills & computer work. Caring, professional and bonded. Call 927-4783.

FEMALE LIVE-IN FREE with male senior citizen. Room and board in return: drive him to shopping, companionship, read his mail and keep his beautiful condo located on the bay clean. 952-1110. A CAREER CHANGE, sales potential $100K plus car program. Call 877-442-5816. P/T ASSISTANT Manager needed for small resort. Work manager’s days off. Manage front desk and clean rooms. 3465 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-1636.

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

Items For Sale EXPERT HOUSECLEANING by Brazilian (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN ORTHOPEDIC ladies. Reliable. Excellent references. plush mattress set. Still in plastic, $120. Can CUSTOM GOLF CART. New batteries deliver. 232-2544. Please call 351-5950 or 504-5309. w/charger. Excellent condition. Asking ABSOLUTELY THE BEST at the right price. LARGE 3/PIECE sectional, $150. Large $1500. 383-2699. heavy glass dining set, 7/chairs, in good Call Andrea, 924-9339. condition, $350. Call 383-8446. ➤ WOOD SHIP MODELS. Handmade, museum quality, $750 & up. Commissions Computer Services DISPLAYED, but never used, MODEL accepted. 377-5626. HOME FURNITURE: 4-piece bedroom suite, IN HOME computer services. Senior friendly, training, installation, trouble shooting. Jules $259; sofa & love seat, $399; queen bed Items Under $200 set, $199; full bed set, $159; twin bed set, Porchey, The Computer Man. 927-1428. $129; daybed complete w/pop-up trundle & 2 DOUBLE JOGGER Stroller, $100 o/b/o. COMPUTER OBEDIENCE Training. Is your mattresses, $285; Futon and frame, $199. 383-2818. computer misbehaving? Will train your Delivery available. Builders, 753-7118. computer to listen to you! Special $20/hour. ROUND TABLE top, thick glass, 42”, SOLID WOOD; chest, 9/drawers, $200. beveled edge, $80. 388-2297. FREE ADVICE. 545-7508. Dining table, folding, seats 6, $200. Cocktail ✦ ✦ ✦ COMPUTER COACH. I will teach table, glass/chrome, $100. 371-4352. WHITE BEDROOM set, 4/piece, $200. you in your own home & at your own 778-3320. (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN PILLOW TOP pace. Please call Elinor. 951-6145. mattress set. Still in plastic, $150. Can KITCHEN AIDE Dishwasher, $50. Kitchen deliver. 232-2544. cabinets, almond color, $150. Call 383-5987. LEARN TO operate your computer as easy as your telephone. FUTON. ALL oak, honey finish, no metal, mission frame. 9/Layer foam mattress. Still in STUDENT DESK, chair, double dresser 383-5372. box. Cost, $525. Sell, $325. Can deliver. w/bookshelves, corner unit w/bookshelves. White laminate. $50 for all. 383-5209. 941-761-2344. YOUR COMPUTER SERVICES AD HERE CALL 383-5509 Crushed Shell


LIGHTING FIXTURES - 2/overhead direct wire, double florescents w/bulbs, 6ft.x8ft., GOLF LESSONS, by USGTF professional. $20/ea. 780-3547. Call Carol, 941-779-2429. TREADMILL. ELECTRIC, Proform 622 exp. 14x45 belt, like new, $60. Grill, Propane gas Help Wanted tank, 20/lb., new style, never used, $20. TABLE SERVER for 16 diners. Easy, 383-5616. pleasant, F/T or P/T. Gulf Gate area, days only, will train. Call Mon.-Fri., 927-0404, G.E. 8/CYCLE 2/speed electric washer. 9a.m.-5p.m. Heavy duty, extra large capacity. 1/yr. old. Like new! $200. 941-921-1283. CARING PEOPLE NEEDED. Join us in making a real difference in the lives of the CHINA DISPLAY unit, Vanilla Lacquer finish elderly. Non-medical companionship and with glass doors, $150. Lady’s bike, Regatta help in their homes. Independent work. 3-speed, $35. Call 387-0085. Flexible, P/T hours available. No certification required. Home Instead Senior Care. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, accommoCall: 951-2242. dates up to 32” TV, w/drawers for CD’s & electronic cabinet, teak finish, $100. Two TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL blinds, wooden teak finish, horizontal style: sizes (1) 51.5”Wx37.25”H, (1) 51.5” RECEPTIONIST/CLERICAL Wx49.75”H, $20/each. All items like new. GOOD WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF 387-0517. JUDAISM AND JEWISH HOLIDAYS. FAX RESUME: ANTIQUE VIOLIN, GOOD condition and 941-387-7549 good tone. $200. 355-4951.


GILLIS & GILLIS ENTERPRISES. Crushed, washed shell, top soil, landscaping service. Catering We install shell driveways. Serving Sarasota SINCE 1979 Harry’s Continental Kitchen has & The Keys since 1978. Fully licensed & been making party memories from the insured. 941-753-2954. casual to black tie affair. Specializing in small dinner parties. 383-0777. Events

✔ ✔ FLEA MARKET. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Sat. & Sun., Sept. 28th & 29th, HOUSE CLEANING by experienced Brazil- 10a.m.-5p.m. For info: 954-4165. ian ladies. Good references. Free estimates. Please call Kiara 342-4243. Furniture

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CLEANING TEAM. Reliable. Reasonable. (1) BRAND NEW FULL ORTHOPEDIC Dependable. 20/yrs. in business. We DO mattress set. Still in plastic, $130. Can know what we are doing! 761-2932. deliver. 232-2544. KIM’S HOUSE Cleaning. Crystal clean from (1) BRAND NEW KING PILLOW TOP top to bottom. Reasonable rates. 927-6262 mattress set. Still in plastic, $250. Can deliver. 232-2544. or 379-8206.



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DRAPERIES W/MATCHING cornice board, 96” long, custom made, pinch pleated 54” each panel 94” length. Ex. cond. Like new. $50. Bathtub enclosure w/2 sliding glass doors, 29.5”/each, $40. 761-8336.

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

SOFA, BEIGE and cream. Like new and PASTEL PAINTING. Interior/exterior, neat, reasonable. Wallpaper/wallpaper removal. spotlessly clean, $200. 387-3325. Supplying LBK clients w/over 12 years experience & customer service. Insured. Investment Opportunities Paul Passanant. 366-9434. 100% APR ROI secured. Details, Atty. ✦ GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT & PAPER 941-447-0186. 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.

Remodeling & Home Improvements


ROOF REPAIRS - all types. Reasonable ROBERT HELD’S HANDYMAN & MORE! rates! 955-2964 or 747-0934. Repairs, Installs, Tile, Vinyl, Improvements, Window Cleaning & Rescreen. Dependable, Taxi Service friendly service. Call Monday thru Friday, 9a.m.-6p.m. for appointment. 758-8044. DON’T FEEL like waiting in the rain, heat    and dust? Take a TAXI door to door. Reasonable rates!. Clean friendly, serving all of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, as well TILE-TILE-TILE as most airports. ISLAND TRANSPORTATION All Variations of Ceramic Tile 7am-3am (or by appt.) 779-2520. Supplied & Installed. Floors a Specialty. Large Longboat Key Portfolio. Commercial Rentals & Sales Free Estimates & Custom Designs. Dirty grout? Give us a shout! Grout cleaning & restoration services available.

snowing, I specialize in installing CRUSHED CANFIELD PAINTING. Paint your house or SHELL and ROCK yards, driveways and condo properly! Free estimates. Interiorwalkways. Rip Rap, sand and mulch also Exterior. References available. 364-8874. Call Neil Halfacre delivered and spread. Hauling available. (941) 726-3077 Please call DAVID BANNIGAN at 794-6971 Personals or cell at 504-7045. LIC. INS. FEMALE LIVE-IN FREE with male senior citizen. Room and board in return: drive him Laundry ☛ BILL GAREAU Building & Remodeling. to shopping, companionship, read his mail WASH N’FOLD, IRONING, ALTERATIONS. and keep his beautiful condo located on the All phases of home improvement. License #RBC0067087. Insured. 685-2244. Comforters/$12. Linen Service. Self-Service. bay clean. 952-1110. Clean and attended. Open 7/days. Drop-off/pick-up and delivery. Residential &   Pools & Spas Commercial.PARADISE COIN LAUNDRY, 7466 Cortez Road West, 795-1657. POOL REMODELING, Waterfalls, Pool CERAMIC TILE Decks, Pavers, Specialty Lighting, Outdoor Supplied and Installed Kitchens and Tikibars. Licensed and Insured. Masonry Over 20/years experience. 504-2476 or Best pricing on all brand name MASON, 25/YRS. experience. Glass block 929-7507. Tropical Dreams, Inc. work, window sills, pavers, cinder block, CARPETING & LAMINATES. brick and tile. Walls built and repaired. “Why pay retail” Professional Services Fireplaces. Licensed & Insured. 795-3034. 10 Years Island Resident CHAMBER MEMBER Massage ROY’S CAR SERVICE “We take care of our neighbors” LUXURY NON -SMOKING CARS AVAILABLE STEVE ALLEN FLOOR COVERING MASSAGE THERAPY PRICES FROM LONGBOAT KEY TO: 383-5381 TAMPA AIRPORT, $70 726-1802 Marty Roca SARASOTA AIRPORT, $25 (941) 587-9690 Lic./Ins. Lic. #MA32116 (941) 383-6642 (941) 366-7131 ♦ ♦ ♦ CUSTOM RENOVATIONS. 25/years For your convenience, I come to you! experience as a highly skilled, dependable, expert, carpenter  A FRIENDLY EAR TO TALK WITH: restoration/renovation & fine finishing contractor. Kitchen and Complete privacy. Call Gene now for a free bathroom specialist. Repairs & Painting. chat and rates. 941-518-6906. Miscellaneous Paul Beauregard, 779-2294. AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE! Doctors. HANDYMAN: Repairs, Hospitals. Dental. Prescriptions. Vision. EXPERIENCED Remodeling painting, landscaping, tile, carpentry, More! Only $54.95 / MO per family. screening, fences, drywall, etc. Licensed. & Home Improvements All preexisting conditions accepted. Non-insurance solution. Reps. needed. Insured. Free estimates. Edson Bessa. HANDYMAN. OVER 20/yrs. experience in No license. Training provided Call 941-730-6838. remodeling, painting, faux finishing, doors, (800) 713-2194. windows, tile, landscaping, interior/exterior, HELP! $1.00 loan to help widowed mother all general repairs. Free estimates. Call EXPERT TILE INSTALLATION with financial problems. Will pay back when Dean 929-7507 or 284-1303. WITH CREATIVE SOLUTIONS she gets her life back in order. All help is AND COMPETITIVE PRICING. very much appreciated. Thank you. Send to: FLOORS, COUNTERS, BACKSPLASHES, Roofing P.O. Box 52002, Sarasota, Fl 34232-0336. WALLS, MURALS. LICENSED AND INSURED STATE CERTIFIED Roofing & General Moving Services Contractor, FL. Professional Engineer, Roofing (all types), Remodeling, Repairs. ARTISAN TILE   DUNBAR’S MOVING. One item or Call DON for immediate response. household. Lowest prices around, 25/years (941) 383-2659 720-0794. Lic. CC-CO57977, CG-CO61519, experience. Specializing in antiques. Free PE20374. VISA/MC. estimates! 727-4861.

  PRIME RETAIL/OFFICE LOCATION, Avenue of The Flowers, 1270/sq.ft.+/at $16/per square foot plus CAM. T. Mannausa & Co., Realtor. 365-1511, ext. 115. Longboat Key Vicky’s Hallmark: Real moneymaker. $10K +value of merchandise. Mixed-Use Building: Luxury 3BR/2BA apt. & 5 offices. $1.5 million. Sarasota Beef O’Brady’s family sports bar & grill. Great location, lease, profits! $264,500. N.W. Bradenton Coin Laundry: Buy Fairway Center retail condo unit, all equipment for $145K. Restaurant: Italian/beer/wine/pizza, good mall lease. 30/Seats, easy to expand. $85K. Bradenton Financial District Breakfast/Lunch, takeout,delivery, catering, 5-day week, 86 seats, good lease. $180/K. Confidential Area Jewelry, Fine Gifts: Well-located business. $55K +value of merchandise. LONGVIEW REALTY - 383-6112

DOWNTOWN, 1515 MAIN ST. Storefront for rent. 2300sq.ft. $3500/mo. 383-0244. BUSINESS PROPERTY. Orlando, Florida, 3.88 effective acres, 15,500/sq.ft. building, 600+ front footage on Highway 1792, under lease w/major tenant. $2,200,000. Contact Stacey Toxey, Broker. Yacht Harbor Realty. 941-388-6400 ,Cell: 350-7111. ST. ARMANDS. For lease, 2400/sq.ft. +/-. Will divide. Office, therapy, fitness... Must see! Open views of Circle and treed neighborhood. $14/sq.ft. +CAM. Please call 349-9900.


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26B THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2002 Commercial Rentals & Sales


RETAIL/OFFICE for rent in strip. Directly on $479,900, LONGBOAT KEY, 3000/sq.ft Gulf of Mexico Dr., 418/sq.ft. Please call Elevator, furnished, double garage, 3 383-0883, 778-7987. bedrooms. Great rental program in place. Pool and tennis. Dennis Girard, Central Park PRIME OFFICE space available at the Realty, 941-809-0041. Centre Shops, Longboat Key. Call 387-3135. LIVE AUCTION Sept. 29th. Downtown 15th floor panoramic direct bayfront and city Condos & Homes For Sale views. End unit, stunning renovations completed. Call for your PRIVATE $299,900 CANAL FRONT. Yes this is not a PREVIEW. Subject to seller’s confirmation typo. Longboat Key freestanding villa, and 5% buyer’s premium. Dennis Girard, 2BR/2BA, boat docks. Freshly painted, new Central Park Realty. 941-809-0041. ceramic. Kelly Belisle, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0036. SUNSET BEACH, LBK. Penthouse SUNSETS ON SARASOTA BAY DOWNTOWN BY THE RITZ 3BR/3BA +LIBRARY. NEW, NEVER OCCUPIED, 2/CAR GARAGE, LUXURY APPOINTMENTS, MARBLE FLOORS, GOURMET KITCHEN, HUGE BALCONY. $835,000 320-6201

LONGBOAT KEY, on the beach! Elegantly beautiful 2BR/2BA w/endless views of the Gulf from every room. Offered at $699,900. Please call 374-3200. BY OWNER. Behind the gates of Longboat Key Club. Exquisite custom built 4BR/3BA home. Granite counter tops, marble floors, crown molding. Awesome entertainment unit in great room with soaring ceilings. Outside kitchen and bar. Dock with lift on good boating water. Offered at $1,199,000. Call 383-2699 for appointment. Principals only... LONGBOAT KEY, Seagate Club. For sale by Owner Gulf front penthouse completely furnished 2BR/2BA, split design Spectacular views of Gulf from every room. On-site management. $669,000. No Brokers. (248) 642-4421.

Condos & Homes For Sale

Lots & Acreage For Sale

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

OAKS HAMMOCK lot on Little Sarasota Bay in gated Oaks Country Club with first class golf, dining, tennis facilities. Unique homesite with all the Country Club benefits. $500,000. MLS# 210158. Dorothy Roetelle, 918-1944.

STUNNING WRAP AROUND bay views from 9th floor, 1700+/sq.ft., 2BR/2BA, 2 balconies. Impeccable condition. $549,000. MOTIVATED SELLER: Immaculate 3BR/2.5BA, 2/balconies, w/extra storage and stunning bay views. Downtown location. Pools, tennis, boat docks, 24/hr. security and more. Lowest price at $579,000. unit, 2BR/2BA, w/full Gulf view, designer Joan Boltax, Michael Saunders & Co. decorated. Turnkey furnished. $649,000. 350-6390. (727)937-3488. MUST SELL! By Owner, LBK. Rare Gulf TRADE MY beautiful lakefront home in front, 3BR/2BA, first floor condo. Walk out to LAKELAND for house or condo in the beach, turnkey, newly decorated. $569K. Bradenton/Sarasota area. 5BR/5BA. 813-933-3664. Approx. value $595,000. Will trade up or down. Don Stephens (863) 529-4564 or PALM PLACE, only 3/BR in the building. Completely redone. Spectacular view of bay. $534,900. Mapp Realty, 379-2448. OWNER WANTS OFFER! 2BR/2BA, BAY VIEW, SPLIT PLAN REDUCED! NEXT TO RITZ KING & COMPANY (Your Real Estate Connection to Key West) CLO-ANN GARRISON 388-1288 OR 266-1078

$849,900. DIRECT GULF FRONT, behind the gates of Longboat Key Club. Top of the line renovations and furnishings. Absolutely nothing to do! Stunning just doesn’t describe. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp. 941-809-0041. $399,900 1,500/SQ.FT. TOWNHOUSE, Longboat Key. All new, top of the line everything Bay views, garage and loaded with income. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041.

BY OWNER 2BR/2BA LONGBOAT KEY DIRECT GULF FRONT UNIT BEACHCOMBER $423,900 SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OWNER/BROKER 407-894-4387 $304,900 DIRECT BAYFRONT on Longboat Key, 1500/sq.ft., furnished, garage. Great rental history. Only 12/years old. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty Corp. 941-809-0041.

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

Open House OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, 3-5p.m., 561 Gunwale Lane. 3BR/3BA, canal, 3rd from bay. $899,000. Mary Bernas, Coldwell Banker 388-4433. to see all Sarasota MLS properties.

Rentals: Annual SARABAY COUNTRY CLUB, 6th green, 3BR/2BA, 2/car garage. Includes lawn care. Lease option possible. $1275/mo. 941-351-2211. LIDO BEACH efficiency. Super clean, just redone, furnished, annual. Dennis, M-F, 800-971-0017 or 863-640-1228.

 DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT, 2BR/2BA. Immediate availability. $1850/mo. annual. Call 914-1136 or 914-5541. EN PROVENCE, 3BR +family room. Fabulous views in premiere condo community. Call Cheryl Loeffler, Coldwell Banker Previews. 383-5000. LIDO AMBASSADOR, 1BR/1BA, $1050. LIDO HARBOUR, 2BR/2BA, $1200/mo. LIDO HARBOUR, 2BR/2BA, $1050/mo. COLDWELL BANKER LISA SNOW 388-5532

CANAL FRONT, 3BR/2BA. Screened pool, boat dock, fireplace. Partial Bay view. $389,000. Vincent, 383-8860. A. Paradise SARASOTA, DOWNTOWN, 180/degree bay Realty. front view. Large, luxurious, upgraded 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, dock, garage, sauna. BY OWNER. Behind the gates of Longboat $1800/mo. Michael Saunders & Company. Key Club. Exquisite custom built 4BR/3BA 941-350-6390. home. Granite counter tops, marble floors, crown molding. Awesome entertainment unit ✓ LIDO BEACH CLUB condo. Premiere in great room with soaring ceilings. Outside location, 2BR/2BA. Avail. October, 2002. kitchen and bar. Dock with lift on good Unfurnished. $1800/mo. (941) 342-6271. boating water. Offered at $1,199,000. Call 383-2699 for appointment. Principals only... LONGBOAT KEY, spectacular Gulf view, on $214,900 SPANISH Villa on Longboat. Have the beach, 2BR/2BA, 9th floor. All amenities your own boat slip, 2BR/2BA, low condo including tennis. Prestigious condominium. fees. Exterior is maintenance free, even your Avail. Nov. 1st. $1795/mo. annually. lawn. Deeded beach access. Dennis Girard, 941-685-5768.

➤ LONGBOAT KEY. Tiffany Plaza, fully FULL GULF VIEW - Located on the beach. furnished condo for sale. $475,000. 2BR/2BA located mid-Key on Longboat. (815) 562-2156. Beautiful Gulf views. Amenities include pool, clubhouse, tennis, fishing pier on the Bay and picnic area. $539,000. Call Lucille Chapman & Jerry Barnes, 951-2000; A/H BIRD KEY 378-3140. #LB225251. ERA Mount Vernon SAVE THE REALTOR COMMISSION! Realty Co., Inc. THEIR FEE WILL BUY YOU A NEW CAR. NO BROKERS PLEASE. SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, free standing UPDATED, 2BR/2BA, POOL, 2BR/2BA villa. Enclosed lanai, beach & bay MOVE-IN CONDITION. access, community pool & docks, $255,000. $415,000 383-8860. By Owner. Will pay commissions 941-955-3245 Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. to realtor.

LONGBOAT KEY. Immaculate Gulf front condo. Rare 3BR/2BA w/covered 2/car parking. Great investment at $625,000. Mary Hellhake, 544-0763. Michael Saunders & Co. GULF FRONT LOT - N. Siesta Key, 162’ water frontage. $1,995,000. BAYFRONT LOT - S. LBK, Sailboat waterfront, fabulous bay view. $1,499,000. VILLA ON LBK - Dock in Marina! Clubhouse, pool, deeded beach. Furnished, 2BR/2BA. Must see! $249,900. “ISLANDER CLUB’S JEWELS” Furnished direct beach front, 2BR/2BA. $499,000. Totally updated 2BR/2BA, designer finishes. $499,000 “SEA GATE’S GEM” - Furnished 2BR/2BA, direct beach front, s.w. corner with endless views! $699,000. “GRAND BAY’S GRANDEUR” - New - city skyline, bay & golf course views. 2BR +den, designer furniture. $899,000. GULF FRONT - Behind the gates of LBK Club, 2BR +den, 180/degree spectacular views with endless amenities. $975,000. RITZ CARLTON - Sensational one of a kind custom 3BR +den, 2 parking, 2 storage, magnificent views! $2,590,000.

Judy Kepecz 941-387-1825 Coldwell Banker Previews 941-383-6411

$249,900 LONGBOAT KEY value. Townhouse, 2BR/2.5BA, furnished, 1500/sq.ft. Shows great, lots of rental income. Dennis Girard, Central park Realty Corp. 941-809-0041.


 DOWNTOWN, CENTRAL PARK II. PALMA SOLA. Largest bayfront home on Elegant, secure, 2BR/2.5BA, decorator 2/lots, 6BR/5.5BA, 3/stories, 6/car garage. furnished, W/D, pool, fitness, tennis, day dock. 941-544-4509. Best value! By owner. $990,000. 795-4432. PARADISE FOUND ENJOY THE TRANQUIL LUXURY OF REGENT PLACE!



REDUCED $100,000!



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


Lots & Acreage For Sale LONGBOAT KEY 3/LOTS; C-1 zoning. $400,000 each. General Harris St. Longview Realty, Richard Estrin. 383-6112.

LIDO BEACH, high rise, furnished or unfurnished, 2BR/2BA. Mostly white decor & kitchen, excellent condition, elegant lobby, heated pool. S.E. exposure. Non-smoking Available immediately, $1200/mo. annual, or minimum 3/mo. rental available. 388-2922.

☛ STELLAR CONTENTMENT: 2BR/2BA condo w/tranquil lake view, two pools/spas. Furnished +W/D. $950/mo. 748-9238. 3BR/2.5BA CONDO, unfurn. Harborside Dr. Large rooms, screened lanai, golf course view, 2/car garage. $2000/mo. Call Sharon Catt, Realtor. Wagner Realty, 383-5577. GRAND BAY OUTSTANDING VIEW! 8TH FLOOR, 2+BR $3500/MO GRAND BAY GREAT VIEW! 4TH FLOOR, 2+BR/3.5BA $3500/MO COUNTRY CLUB SHORES HOME 2BR/2BA, FAMILY AND LIVING ROOMS, LANAI, GARAGE. $1450/MO.

LONGBOAT KEY. Do not miss this unique THE LONGBOAT CONNECTION, INC. opportunity. Build your dream home behind REALTOR ☛ DOWNTOWN DIRECT bay view! New the gates of The Longboat Key Club. (941) 387-9709 building w/pool, 1BR/1BA, fitness center, $385,000. 941-387-7065, 813-973-4813. media room, concierge and more. $259,000. Joan Boltax, Michael Saunders & Co., SARASOTA RANCH CLUB. Beautiful ONE & TWO bedroom apartments. Gulf 10 acre lot in privately gated equestrian 350-6390, anytime. views! From $750/mo. 447-8300. community. $215,000. 387-1442.


Rentals: Annual SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished, beach & bay access, community pool. Also available seasonally. 383-8860. 3BR/1BA CANAL FRONT. Bring your boat! Short stroll to powdery white beaches and beautiful Joan Durante Park. Annual $1650/mo. Available now. 725-2826. GULFSTREAM/PALM AVE. Beautifully renovated, unfurnished condo, 2BR/2BA, pool, cable, water, W/D. $1750/mo. Will consider option to buy. 366-1062. TOWN HOME ON Ritz Carlton Marina, 2BR/3.5BA +den, +1/BR apartment, large dock. Annual $2600/mo. Seasonal $5300/mo. 941-914-5541.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2002 27B Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

CASA DEL MAR RESORT CONDOMINIUM WEEKLY RENTALS GULF FRONT/GULF VIEW Reservations: 941-383-5549 Visa/MC Fax: 941-383-7925 Office Open 7 Days, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

BAY VIEW, 2BR/2BA. One Watergate, unfurnished, steps to the Ritz. $1400/mo. No pets. 373-0302.

4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 34228

☛ ☛LONGBOAT KEY, 801 Broadway,

“85% Repeat Guests”

2BR/1.5BA. $1250/mo. +utilities. Horizon Realty. 778-0426.


Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation ON THE Gulf w/pool. 1BR condo, sleeps 4. Nicely furnished, cable, phone, full kitchen, living, dining area, W/D in building. Monthly  LONGBEACH CONDOMINIUM winter or May through Jan. $1200/mo. 351-5101. rental. 2BR/2BA, Gulf view, pool/tennis, $4000/mo. Call 847-234-1334. SEAPLACE, 2BR/1BA, $3600/mo. PRESIDENTIAL, 1BR/1BA, $2200/mo. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES, LBK. 3BR/2BA, **Many quality seasonal rentals available! 2/car, heated pool, deep canal, dock, boat

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation

WATER VIEW! Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, gated community, luxury condo. Turnkey, pool, tennis. Sept. thru Dec., 2002 & April, 2003. 1/mo. minimum. $2600/mo. Non-smoking. 778-3320.

LONGBOAT KEY, spectacular Gulf view, on the beach, 2BR/2BA, 9th floor. All amenities including tennis. Prestigious condominium. $4000-$6000/monthly depending on length of stay. 941-685-5768.


2BR/2.5BA & 3BR/3.5BA from $750-$975 unit. Heated pool, tennis, fishing dock, steps to beach. Available monthly, seasonal or weekly. 383-3187 or 383-3844. annual. (203) 481-0000. BEHIND THE Gates at The Longboat Key Club. Exquisitely decorated and fully N. LBK. Canal ranch, heated pool, renovated 2BR/2BA condo. Beautiful 3BR/2BA, garage. $7900, Jan., Feb., March. sunsets from every room, huge heated pool, 1-800-821-5073 or 989-7504. exercise, sauna and tennis. 3/mo. minimum or annually. Available immediately. SEAPLACE, 2-3BR/2BA. Newly decorated 387-1778. & updated ground floor unit w/large patio. Available immediately. 941-366-0030.  DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT, 2BR/2BA. Garage parking. Minimum 3/mos. $2950/mo. BUTTONWOOD COVE, 2BR/2BA, bayside condo. Great complex, pool, club house and Call 914-5541 or 914-1136. boat dock. Long or short term rental.  SEAPLACE. GULF views, largest 708-452-8934.

2BR/2BA, large W/D, new appliances, newly furnished, 50 steps to beach. Available seasonally or annually. 941-383-2183.

IMMACULATE 3BR/3BA, custom built home. Longboat Key, Country Club Shores. Newly redecorated, completely furnished many extras. Deep water canal, ☛ PLAYERS CLUB, 2BR/2.5BA, Gulf view. including dock, heated pool, close beach access. Available Dec.-May, 4/mo. minimum, $4000/mo., including utilities, pool $5500/mo. Non-smoking. No pets. service, lawn service, etc. 3/mo. min. Fran (314)725-7420. or Frank Frasier. 941-383-2991. LIDO BEACH, 3BR/2BA. Living room, family room, screened lanai & hot tub. Furnished house, 1/2 block to Lido Beach, 2/blocks to St. Armands Circle. 815-877-3332, Fax: 815-877-3309.

LONGBOAT TERRACE, 2BR/2BA, Gulf view. Available Jan. through March, 2003. $4500/mo. 612-719-0131 or 952-895-9228.

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.

✓ DELUXE CONDO, Bradenton Beach, 2BR/1BA, 1/block to beautiful beach, pool. LONGBOAT KEY, 1BR/1BA, cozy cottage, $650/wk.+tax and cleaning. Non-smoking. WALK TO Beach & Bay from this 2BR on the Gulf, private beach, furnished, washer 778-3320. Longboat Village cottage. Avail. June-Dec. and dryer included. 941-915-8619. $1000/mo. 356-2659. LIDO BEACH vacation paradise. 1 & 2 LONGBOAT HARBOUR condo. Bay and canal views, bldg. B, 2BR/2BA, nicely LONGBOAT KEY. Sutton Place, 3BR/2.5BA bedroom condos overlooking beautiful Lido furnished. Available Jan., Feb., March. furnished townhouse condo. Beach access Beach. Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental 802-496-2850. condo. 388-1404. directly across Gulf Dr. 2/Swimming pools, great view! Reasonable rent. Available Jan. through March, 2003 and 1/month in DOWNTOWN, BAYOU view. Corner unit, WHITNEY BEACH. Gulf side, 1/br 2002. Call Ruth Ann, (502) 955-6169 or pool, 2/balconies, 2BR/2BA. Available condo, sleeps 4. Pool, tennis courts. January. 3/month minimum. $2200/mo. (502) 239-8498, leave message. Non-smokers, 1/mo. minimum. Available (352) 271-4497. Oct., Nov., Dec. Owner direct rental CEDARS EAST 2BR/2.5BA, furnished town SEAPLACE. Newly decorated 2BR/2BA, savings. (314) 995-9965. home with bay views. Pool, 1/car garage. tennis, pools, whirlpool, on the beach. Call $3750/mo. Jan-May. $1900/mo. Sept. thru for availability and rates for the 2002/2003 GORGEOUS 2BR/2BA condo in Woodland Dec. Pets welcome. 544-7111. Grove at the Meadows Country Club. season. Bob, (630) 690-2040. Turnkey. $1000/mo. includes everything. Avail. now through end of Nov. 685-8553. DROP DEAD gorgeous, 2BR/2BA, completely renovated, new kitchen, baths and VACATION RENTALS furnishings. Available Oct. & Nov. at Rentals To Share $2500/mo. or Dec. $3300/mo. Call for virtual Seasonal & Annual tour, Lynne @ 388-1262. Call Wedebrock Rental Office I HAVE a lovely furnished suite in an upscale assisted living facility. All meals, laundry, SEAPLACE, LARGEST 2BR/2BA. Garden 941-383-5886 or 800-486-5886 transportation and amenities included. view, nicely furnished, glass and mirrors. Looking for roommate to share. More info, Available February, March, April, 2003. call 957-0058 after 6:30p.m. $3500/mo. Non-smoking. By owner. PELICAN HARBOUR, LBK. 2BR/2BA, 941-383-1706. panoramic bay view. Private beach, PHILLIPPI CREEK. Boat dock, pool, tennis, 2BR/3BA townhouse, 2.5/car garage. ☛ ☛ NORTH LBK, 3BR elevated, fully beautifully furnished. Jan., Feb., March $750/includes all. 923-1527. $3700/mo. 3/mo. minimum. 941-387-7989. furnished/equipped. Lovely home, 2/blocks to beach/bay. Available October, $1300/mo., SOUTH PALM AVENUE. Newly renovated Waterfront Property December, $2400/mo. Call 941-387-7662. 2BR/2BA, garden apartment. Downtown, bay LONGBEACH, LBK. Directly on beach, view, parking. Furn. Avail. short or long term. DEEP WATER canal front. Pool, 40/ft. dock. Below appraisal. Must sell!! Below appraisal. gorgeous Gulf views, beautifully furnished, 941-387-0438. Terms or trade. 302-3840. 2BR/2BA, 2nd story end unit, Pool, tennis. 2BR, DIRECT beach, furnished, all Available Dec. 4 through May 1. $4000/mo. amenities, pool, tennis. North end of LBK. ENCHANTED HIDEAWAY BAY. Spacious $3800/2 months or more. 209-532-9562. Available monthly. See virtual tour multi-level custom built home on secluded at: Sylvia peninsula offering protected boat dock. ST. ARMANDS. Exquisite turnkey furnished Babineau, My Realty Company. 504-0551. Immaculate and elegant interior w/expansive 2BR/2BA cottage, pool, +screened lanai, rooms, huge pool & spa, 3/car garage. walk beach/Circle. July 15 through Nov. 30. Contact Mike Migone or Tina Rudek at (941) 388-2524. CLASSIFIEDS WORK Wedebrock R.E. Company at 383-5543. Offered for $998,000. LONGBOAT KEY. Water Club, 3BR/4BA, gorgeous views of the Gulf. Tennis, pool, A Very Special Selection of Winter private beach. Rental Jan. 1-March 31 Vacation Condominiums and Homes Now LONGBOAT KEY GULF FRONT ESTATE. Over 6,600sq.ft. w/beautiful Gulf and Sunset minimum. Please call Diane (973) 377-2315. Available. views. Large master suite overlooking your WWW.LEASINGSARASOTA.COM own private beach, exercise room, game ENJOY THE BAY SUNSETS in this sleekly room, huge gourmet kitchen. Contact Mike furn. 2BR/2BA luxury penthouse next to the JENNETTE & ROSSI, INC. Migone or Tina Rudek at Wedebrock R.E. Ritz. 914-1055. REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT Company, 383-5543. Offered at $3,390,000. 941-953-6000 LIDO BEACH CLUB. Spacious 1/bedroom, Gulf front/Bay views. Furnished. No KEY. Newly decorated smoking/pets. Seasonal or annual. LONGBOAT 2BR/1.5BA townhouse w/garage at Sutton 248-375-9027. Place. Private beach, 2/pools. $3200/mo. Don’t Forget!! TOWN HOME ON Ritz Carlton Marina, January through March. Minimum 2/mo. 2BR/3.5BA +den, +1/BR apartment, large 908-245-9558. DEADLINE dock. Annual $2600/mo. Seasonal COTTAGE, SO. LONGBOAT, 2BR/1BA. $5300/mo. 941-914-5541. for Classifieds is Month of November, $1600. 941-351-2211.

BANYAN BAY, 2BR/2BA. First floor, beautifully furnished, bay view condo with W/D. Tennis, pool, clubhouse, beach access. Call for availability. Non-smoking unit. 859-441-3110.

LONGBOAT HARBOUR, 2BR/2BA. First floor end unit, nicely furnished. Canal view, two steps to pool, tennis, and private beach. Available December through March or January through April. (941) 387-1300 or (610) 469-6900.


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. ON THE BEACH (north end). Great apt. directly on LBK’s best beach. First floor, 2BR/2BA. Available seasonally or annually. 914-967-5047.

 LBK, BEACHPLACE condo, 1st. floor, 2BR/2BA. Oct., Nov., Dec. 2002 only and May, 2003. Covered parking, Olympic pool, fitness center, spa. Non-smokers. By owner. (941) 383-1884. BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA. TKF, across street from Gulf. 1/mo. min. Avail.: June 1-Nov. 30, $1900/mo.; Dec. $3400. 770-671-0338. LONGBOAT KEY, Beachplace, 3BR/2BA. Walk down unit, beautiful view. Available Dec., 2002, Jan. 2003. Call Bridgette at 989-239-6733.or 989-797-4644. LONGBOAT HARBOR Towers, 2BR/2BA, full Gulf view. Non-smoking. $4000/mo. Call Marty, (312) 362-0708. LIDO BEACH, studio and 2BR in garden setting. Fully furnished, close to beach and park. 383-2566. BEAUTIFUL SEA PINES. LBK, 2BR/2BA, 1st floor, Gulfside, on the beach. Excellent condition! Avail. Oct. thru Dec., $3000/mo. Jan., $4000/mo. Non-smokers. No pets. 941-925-3027.

lift, private beach access. 727-848-4100.


LONGBOAT KEY condo, direct Gulf view, 2BR/2BA, beautiful. $2500/mo. Oct.-Dec., $3000/mo. May or June, 2003. July, Aug. or Sept. $1250/mo. (714) 637-3630.





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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

RARELY AVAILABLE ON WEST SIDE GMD Peek of gulf from living area and balcony. Elevated 2BR/2BA on large private 18,5000 s.f. lot. 2 car under building parking. Lots of room for expansion and pool. $499,000 John Hines 724-7199

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

& One Terrific Team MIKE TINA CONDOS

“THE AVALON” AT LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE. New 4BR/3BA w/soaring ceilings & open concept. Wood flooring, stainless steel, granite tops & more. Steps to your own deep water boat dock, community pool & beach access. $739,000. Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 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

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

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

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

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 palce to live. Private beach and docks. $395,000. Doug Bruce 383-5543

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 dunes. D I N 2BR/2BA NUpdated E only T C A R T in a well maintained complex of 28 units. Great N O 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 accesss.$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.

HOMESITES 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. $425,000 John Hines 383-5543

SABAL COVE GEM Gorgeous 4BR/4BA custom home w/contemporary flair. Over 4,000 s.f. of exquisite design w/distictive details. Completely private in park-like setting. $1,399.000 Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 383-5543

LONGBOAT BEACH COTTAGE Live w/the sand & gulf right at your doorstep, via 15’ easement to the beach, in this 3BR/2BA elevated home. Peek at the gulf through lush vegetation. $899,000. Mike Migone or Tina Rudek 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.


MAXIMIZE YOUR RENTAL INCOME! Did you know that Wedebrock Real Estate Company has been matching people with properties on the islands since 1949? For the past 50+ years we have been successful in obtaining the maximum amount of income for our owners by providing personalized quality services. If you would like a free, no obligation income analysis, call us today! Holmes Beach 3224 East Bay Dr. 778-0700 1-800-615-9930

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


MARK I Well furnished 2nd floor condo w/panoramic views of Sarasota bay & intracoastal waterway. 2BR/2BA, laundry facilities, tennis, pool & beach access. Call for seasonal rates.

LONGBOAT ARMS Beautiful bayfront 2BR/2BA condo. Fully updated appliances & private laundry. Pool, docking, boat ramp & beach access accross the street. Open February only.

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

Tina Rudek & Mike Migone 9192

MEDITERRANEAN BAY FRONT CONDO Fabulous views! Brand new! 3BR/3BA at Golden Gate Point. Annual $3500. Call Cristin Curl 383-5544

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.

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