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HAPPY HOUR Fun to be had at LRC Monthly Happy Hours

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A True Story… as told by Sandy Kelley, Landings resident Submitted by Dee Ricapito It was 1967 and those were the days Then one day (this is the part that gives when it was very likely you would me goosebumps) John was walking off the be drafted as the U.S. became more court at The Landings after playing tennis. involved in the Vietnam War. He saw Bonnie Cummings watching her John Kelley was from Binghamton, grandson, Jeffrey, play and went over to New York. Tom Giardina was from say hi. Bonnie and John talked for a few Lexington, Kentucky. Both wanted to minutes then she introduced him to an fly airplanes and enlisted in the navy. old friend of hers who she and Andre They met at flight training school worked with at the Navy Department in in Pensacola, Florida. They were Washington DC. His name was Tom… It’s a small world. After 25 years, friends roommates and became very good After a few seconds Tom jumped out of Tom Giardina (l) and John Kelly (r) are reunited friends. They trained hard and partied his chair ran over to John threw his arms hard which resulted in a great friendship. around him and shouted – “It’s John Kelley!” (A few expletives have John was trained on prop planes and Tom trained on jet planes. been omitted since this is a family newsletter). Eventually Tom would go on to be stationed in the Mediterranean It took several seconds for John to comprehend that this was his flying fighter planes off aircraft carriers. John left pilot training and old buddy from the navy who he hadn’t seen for over 25 years. was sent to Vietnam to manage an officer’s club. Tom became a Needless to say they spent time together over the next few days career naval officer and John returned to civilian life. They kept in reminiscing about the good old days and catching up on their lives touch. Both developed a passion for sailing and Tom joined John since they were last together. on sailing trips in the Caribbean and Lake Ontario. Tom and his wife Dana had visited Bonnie and Andre a few years But as it happens in life, the years went by and eventually they before at The Landings unknown to either John or Tom that they lost touch. John moved several times and ended up in Florida at were that close to reuniting. Tom lives near Jacksonville, Florida The Landings. Tom retired from the navy and cruised for three now and so does John’s grandson. Hopefully they will be able to years on his sailboat. They both tried to find each other without connect again in the future. success. Tom even searched the obituaries for his long lost friend. So miracles do happen. What are the odds? This one had a happy John always wondered what became of his old friend. ending.

Siesta Key is a Spring Break Destination Meet Ella Pedler, 12, 6th grader at Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences

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Landings residents volunteer at Sarasota Memorial Hospital

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Spring break vacations for college students have become an American tradition that is valued at least as much as summer vacations. Occurring from late February to mid-April, the spring break developed because U.S. schools at all levels have designated a week, or even two weeks, for suspending classes. Other countries also have spring breaks but Americans use it uniquely as a welcome opportunity for a beach vacation that features social diversions and relaxation, particularly somewhere with a warm climate. For students, the main goal of spring break is non-stop partying— ideally on Florida’s Atlantic or Gulf coast beaches. Not surprisingly, among Florida sites, Siesta Key with “America’s Best Beach” has become very popular. Origin of Spring Break Vacations in Florida Fort Lauderdale is the origin of the spring

break vacation, dating to the 1930s when Colgate University men’s swim team traveled there to practice for spring competitions in a much publicized trip during Christmas week of 1934. After a lull period during the Great Depression and World War II, college students rediscovered Fort Lauderdale in the 1950s. A gathering of about 20,000 students visited annually throughout that quiet decade. Although not low profile, they were relatively well behaved on the beach and in the city, particularly in comparison to what was on the horizon. Evolution after “Where the Boys Are” The game changer was the combination of a clever novel, record-breaking movie, and hit song— all entitled “Where the Boys Are.” Continued on page 21

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LMA meeting notes Newly elected LMA Pres. Norm Olshansky, opened his first meeting by thanking Maintenance Manager, David Jacaruso for resolving a contentious dispute with Waste Management. LMA will be reimbursed for all expenses to repair damages done by one of their drivers. Olshansky was pleased to report more people are beginning to access the website. There are many new items on the website, including a gallery of artwork and photos by Landings residents. Signs have also been posted on The Landings property announcing the existence of the website. Promoting the website will be done by the communications committee, technical issues are fielded by Dick Bayles and data input will be done by Steve Poyta once he has completed his training. All Association Presidents are encouraged to take advantage of their webpage. Estimated costs are being sought for kayak rental and storage as well as costs for the removal of the invasive tree in the Eagles Nest area before moving forward. The next community hauling event is scheduled for April 10. Olshansky thanked Dick Bayles for his effort getting the Benderson Account in good standing as well as those connected with the Happy Hour events and the successful College programs. He announced the formation of a poker group and a current events discussion group. Roles and responsibilities have been reviewed with nine residents who have volunteered to staff the Speed Violation Rules Review Committee. The alligator on the property was removed and destroyed by the Fish and Wildlife Department. Engineering assistance is being sought to move forward on the long delayed road resurfacing project. Significant lake erosion issues are also being addressed.

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FINANCE REPORT Treasurer, Dick Bayles reported a surplus of approximately $66,000 for the year 2018. This amount was moved to the Lakes Reserve. In addition, approximately $6000 in interest was earned on the reserve accounts, and this amount was transferred to the Drainage Reserve. Bayles is considering insuring equipment which is located outside the Landings gate houses providing it is cost-effective. MANAGER REPORT Landing’s Manager, George Neil reported working with David Jacaruso on the Waste Management issue, as well as the Gazebo trash container repair. He also is working with FPL regarding street lights throughout The Landings. RULES AND REGULATIONS Several Rules and Regulations were revised. A few of these were briefly discussed and clarified. A motion was made to except the rule revisions with edits as recommended from the floor. The motion passed. ENVIRONMENTAL Committee chair, Maralyn KaufmanDavid, Ph.D and Lakes chair, Michael Knupp reported the completion and submission of a grant application to the 2019 Sarasota Bay Estuary Program. Lake 3 will be used to demonstrate how simple changes can have a positive impact on water quality in the community that empties into Sarasota Bay. This will create a healthier environment for those who live around the lake. Once a measure of success is determined, these initiatives will be implemented in all the lakes. The Landings was chosen as the location for Margaret Good to announce new legislation for management of retention ponds. The community was chosen because of its continuing efforts to

maintain the environment and to integrate good practices. Agnes Schipper attended the Sarasota County Public Works Stormwater Division Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team gathering. Informal discussions took place with many other community leaders covering a wide range of environmental topics. Carol Wyatt Even of UF/IFAS spoke at the Landings Free College on how to manage landscapes and reduce pesticide use. Details of her presentation can be found in this copy of The Eagle. The committee hopes to use the new website to locate volunteers to help monitor the islands on the Flicker Field Road Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Study and to invite residents to participate in creating the Landings Bird List.

erosion is wave action caused by the wind and fountains. An alligator that has been lurking in the Eagles Pointe area of The Landings for the last two months, has been captured and removed by a FWC trapper. The 7.5 foot gate was likely looking for food when it was sighted by the night patrolman. Be reminded some of the wild creatures, though beautiful, could pose a danger to pets and residents.

BOARD VACANCY FILLED A motion was made for Agnes Schipper, to fill Deirdre D’Silva’s vacated board position for the remainder of the year. The motion passed unanimously.

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SPEED VIOLATIONS The Safety and Security Committee presented the circumstances of two speed violators, who remained anonymous, for board review. After a brief discussion of the details of both violators, a motion was made to suspend their decals. The motion passed and the decision will be referred to the Hearing Committee. This committee will decide to accept or reject the decal suspension recommendation by the board. LAKES Lakes chair, Michael Knupp reported serious lake erosion on Lake 6. Several options are being considered and bids were received to make needed repairs. The project is moving forward. Knupp went on to say the primary cause of

LEGAL COUNSEL The process of seeking legal counsel was discussed. The motion was made to put in place a policy that the LMA Executive Committee be notified before legal counsel is sought. The motion passed unanimously. Continued on page 31

April 3: Happy Hour at 6 p.m. April 10: Community Hauling April 16: Long Term Care Seminar April 19: Movie Night at 7 p.m. May 27: Annual Memorial Day BBQ

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Household Community Hauling Program The next date for dropping off your unwanted paints, household chemicals, electronics, batteries, etc. will be Wednesday, April, 10, 2019. A list of the acceptable items is provided in the box below. Additionally propane tanks up to 20 lbs. and printer ink cartridges can be received. Only these items can be accepted. All others will be returned to you. The materials are to be brought to the North Gate between 8 and 9 a.m. Reservations are required and they must be made before noon on Monday, April 08, 2019. Call George Niel at 941-927-6464 ext.110 for your reservation. The following can also and preferably be disposed of in the weekly trash pick-up: motor

oils and filters (set alongside the garbage can and mark accordingly), florescent bulbs, empty paint cans, batteries-A series, Cs and Ds, stereos, speakers, and telephones (take out the batteries first). Additionally, you can also deal with the following as mentioned: rechargeable batteries may be taken to Batteries Plus, Home Depot, and Lowes and florescent bulbs will be accepted at Home Depot. The Community Hauling Program is now operated on the second Wednesday of the month twice per year – November, and April. Please plan accordingly. I would like to thank our dedicated volunteers for their efforts. If you have any questions about the program, please call Harvey Greller 908804-2300.

These are the only acceptable items for the Community Hauling Program. Any items not on this list will have to be taken back by the homeowner (unfortunately no exceptions). • hazardous waste • lawn and garden chemicals following types: • toxic waste • paint thinner Printers, scanners, • paints • solvents fax machines, power • pesticides • cell phones supplies. • automotive products • fluorescent lamps • pool chemicals (and compact Note: the County Hazardous • automotive batteries fluorescent lamps) Waste Collection Site no longer • fertilizers • batteries: button accepts TVs and computer • fire extinguishers batteries, rechargeable monitors. You can dispose of • gasoline nickle-cadmium and them simply by putting them • used motor oil lithium-ion batteries. out at the curb next to your • cleaners • electronics: of the weekly trash container.

LHA meeting notes At its regular March meeting, the Board approved: • The removal of trees on Peregrine Point Circle W and Pine Harrier Circle. • Replacement of a driveway on Pine Harrier Drive In other actions, the board voted to begin the preparation of Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Association to provide for electronic delivery of notices and materials, and electronic participation in its activities, in conformance with Florida Statute 720 revisions made in 2018. It also decided to engage counsel to begin the collection of a delinquent assessment. At a special meeting on February 21st, the Board approved a rear setback variance to accommodate a pool cage.

New Website Feature - Landings Artists By Norman Olshansky Are you an artist, photographer, sculptor, or craftsperson? The newest feature on The Landings website, highlights the works of artists who live in The Landings. Several artists are currently exhibited online and we are looking for additional artists to highlight. To view the current artists, go to www.thelandingsofsarasota.com. Once you have logged onto the resident section of the website, go to “Useful Links” and then click on “Artists Corner” To submit electronic copies of your artwork or photography, or if you have questions or artists to recommend, contact insidethelandings@ gmail.com.

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President’s Column

By Norman Olshansky

Wow! What a month. Since taking office in February there has been a lot of activity by the LMA Board and Committees. • We held a board orientation and heard from committees on plans, challenges and opportunities for the coming year. • Revisions were made to the LMA rules and regulations which are now posted on the LMA website • Agnes Schipper was approved by the Board to fill the Board position vacated by Deirdre D’Silva who is moving to Portugal. • New initiatives have been taken by our environmental committee to enhance our community and reduce pesticides, fertilizers and other contaminants that can find their way through our lakes to the bay. A grant proposal has been submitted to the County to assist us in these efforts. • Our landscaping committee has been working to identify areas where invasive species have become problematic. Plans for removal in several areas where invasive plants are prevalent are underway. • An alligator was removed and destroyed by Florida Fish and Wildlife authorities from The Landings. • Concerns have been expressed regarding people who are feeding wildlife, including alligators. This is of major concern since feeding of birds and wildlife in The Landings is against the law. Some residents have also been feeding feral cats. This has drawn other wildlife closer to human contact and danger, including raccoons. Let’s enjoy our environment and wildlife but not create problems for our neighbors or the animals themselves. • The new speed enforcement policy has been implemented. The Board voted at its March meeting to sanction two residents who have exceeded speed limits by over 10 miles per hour, multiple times. Their use of entry decals has been suspended for 30 days. Additional violations by other speeders are currently under review and pending enforcement. • Happy hours have been well attended and are most appreciated by both new and long term residents. • The Field Road gate has been repaired and can now be utilized by residents. Access code can be obtained at the front gate. • New items are being added daily to the Landings website. (www.thelandingsofsarasota. com ) Please submit new items or questions to insidethelandings@gmail.com Do you have items to sell, vendors to recommend, need a babysitter, or have a blog that would be of interest to other residents? Let us know so that we can add your items to the new website. Check out our new gallery of Landings artists and examples of their work. The new website also has a separate page for each of our internal associations. Check them out and have your association president or property manager submit additional content.

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• Are you a kayak enthusiast? The Board is exploring adding kayaks for use by residents and their guests. We hope to have more to report over the next several weeks. LMA Board meetings are held the first Thursday of every month. Residents are encouraged to attend, learn about exciting plans for our community and provide input to the Board. See you at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th at the LRC. If you are a snowbird or if you travel a lot during the summer months, remember that you can

have access to The Eagle online and keep up with what is happening in The Landings throughout the year by logging onto The Landings website. www.thelandingsofsarasota.com For those who are leaving us to spend the spring/summer months elsewhere, we wish you well and look forward to your return in the fall/winter. Your Board of Directors is here for you. Please feel free to give us your input, feedback and suggestions. Norman Olshansky LMA President insidethelandings@gmail.com

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|Manager’s Report By Kevin Lechlitner The 2018 season is coming to an end. While everyone is still around, I’d like to take this opportunity to ask you to update your contact information with us. Please let someone in the office know if any of your contact info has changed i.e. email, home or cell phone numbers, etc. If you are seasonal, it would be good to have your contact info for up north as well. Members come in regularly throughout the year looking for ways to reach their

friends and neighbors. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank some of the members who have played intricate roles in organizing events for you this season. The Landings Free College has been going strong every week since the beginning of the year thanks to Ralph Ricapito and Irv Kushner. They have had some interesting topics and the events have been well attended. Thanks also to our Movie Night committee of Bob Manteiga, Tobi Neumeister, Eileen Lazaroff & Marty Taffel. There is one more Movie Night currently on the calendar for April 19th. I’d also like to thank our resident Tennis Professionals John Janes and Adrian Moghina for organizing all the social tennis functions this season. Keep your eyes open for details on our season ending Landings Day event coming up soon! Be sure to mark your calendars for our Annual Memorial Day BBQ on Monday, May 27th. This is normally one of the largest events of the year. We typically have around 140 people including roughly 30 veterans. It will be the normal menu of hot dogs and hamburgers with all the side dishes. As usual, military veterans, the guests of honor, will be complimentary. Look for the sign-up sheet in the Tennis Pro Shop in late April.

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It was fun competing in the Boca Grande Doubles Tournament. I played pretty well to get to the final round. My serve and returns were effective and gave me a chance to take control of the points. When I played from the baseline my forehand gave me many opportunities to push the other baseline player back and I was able to set up my partner at the net for many finishing volleys. My forehand pressured my opponents consistently that I received many short balls so that I can go to the net and finish the point. When I served and volleyed, I was able to stay in control of the point with my first volley and I was able to hold my serve well during the whole tournament. I believe I only lost serve twice out of six sets. I finished in 2nd place in the final round of the tournament after all the three sets were played. However, I was tied with Luke who was the winner of the tournament the last two years. We played a 10 point tiebreaker, changing partners every 6 points, to decide who takes the 2nd place prize. I was up 9 – 7 in the tiebreaker (double match points) to win it. However, Nacho hit a perfect lob over my head that landed near the baseline. At 9 – 8, I ripped a forehand at Luke’s side of the court and he was at the net and stuck his racquet out and the ball went past me and Nacho and landed right on the baseline (Which I should have called the ball out…ha ha). Luke finished the tiebreaker with a perfect serve right on the line, in the corner of the service box that Nacho tried his best to get his racquet on the ball but the ball was unreturnable. Final score was 11 – 9, Luke took 2nd place. Even though I lost in the tiebreaker, it was an exciting and fun match to play! I appreciate all the support from The Landings members in the stands who came to watch and the ones who cheered me on at our club. Hopefully you saw what I teach at work. Especially how many times I won points on “Down the Middle, Solves the Riddle”. Join us for Landings Day on Friday, April 26th. Tennis social round robin and pickle ball will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., followed by lunch. Pro-exhibition will start at 2:30 p.m. Sign-up in the shop. See you on the courts!

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It’s For The Birds And Bugs And Beyond BIRDS

The Landings Environmental Committee’s second birding event took place in early March at Celery Fields, where Audubon guide, Lynne Jakubowicz hosted interested Landings residents for a tour of the Nature Center and boardwalks. The visit was most enjoyable for a few residents who ventured out at an early hour to see and learn about the habitats of a variety of species. Naomi Gerbarg reported that a bonus of the event was the tour of the museum at Celery Fields where Lynne pointed out an interesting bone collection that included dinosaur bones found right there at Celery Fields. For up-to-date information on future birding events, keep an eye on The Landings website. Also, if you are interested in participating in adding to a Landings Bird List, please send your information and photos of sightings to Maralyn Kaufman, Environmental Committee Chairperson at mkaufmanphd@gmail.com.

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BEYOND The 2019 Great American Cleanup will be taking place on April 13th from 8 - 11 a.m. at various locations throughout the county AND right here in Sarasota. You can participate through the Keep Sarasota County Beautiful by volunteering at various land locations throughout the county or join the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program for a paddle cleanup of the Sarasota Bayfront near the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Centennial Park, and the 6th Street Canal. For more information go to https://sarasotacountygovernment.formstack. com/forms/kscb_gac2019. And, if you decide to sign up online and want to go as a Landings group, contact Maralyn Kaufman, Environmental Committee Chairperson at mkaufmanphd@gmail.com.

Check out the article in this issue of The Landings Eagle entitled “Bugs in Our Landscape- A Very Educational Afternoon at the Landings Free College” to learn more about insects, insecticides, and our efforts in The Landings to educate ourselves and find ways to decrease the use of insecticides. In particular, consider our Integrated Pest Management project for which we need volunteers to monitor insects on a roadway island on Flicker Field Road that has been chemical free for about 10 months! Want to help? Please contact Maralyn

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Fun to be had at LRC Monthly Happy Hours By Paige Packman Participation continues to grow at our monthly LRC Happy hours. They are scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month, from 6-8 p.m. The next happy hour will be Wednesday, April 3rd, mark your calendars! Bring your own beverage and appetizer to share, and come visit with your friends, new and old.

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Thanks to the generous people who have been helping me with event setup and cleanup. We continue to build our volunteer list, so if you have 20 minutes to spare before or after the event, please let me know at ppackman@gmail.com. We are lucky to live in such a friendly community here at The Landings!


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out the menu. If room permits, be sure to order a slice of their homemade key lime pie. Bob’s wife, Debra, makes the key lime pie, using freshly whipped cream. The restaurant also offers a nice selection of beers and wines. Fresh Catch Fish Market & Grill, located at 7119 S. Tamiami Trail, just south of Stickney Point Road in the Buccaneer Plaza, is a casual restaurant/ market with indoor and outdoor seating for close to 30. Here’s what more patrons are saying about the restaurant on line: Tried this place last night on a whim and it did not disappoint! Everything from the staff, to the menu, to the meal itself was perfection. It’s a small place and luckily we’d come in between dinner rushes and got a table right away. Within 10 mins the place was full again. The wait staff was smiling and helpful. We shared stone crab soup to start with a couple of ice cold beers, tons of crab in the soup and excellent flavor. For our meals we got blackened tripletail and snow crab claws. Each came with a side of roasted potatoes. I can’t say enough about how fresh and delicious the entire meal was. We will be back!

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Single friends at The Landings It’s that time again. The winter season is nearly at its close and our winter friends are having family and visitors over as they are getting ready to go back home for the summer to escape the heat of Florida. I love the heat but when I lived in NJ I hated it. It’s kind of different here in the summer. I always look forward to getting up in the sunshine, putting on my shorts, and tee shirt heading to play early morning tennis. When I open the door, the heat hits me in the face and I truly love that feeling. It tells me I am still alive and kicking. Lots of our fulltime residents leave on vacations but I generally travel the shoulder months. During the summer sometimes it’s hard to get a tennis game, but doable. Life is very different here then. There is less hub bub and congestion on our roadways. You can actually go to the beach and get a parking space. My favorite time at the

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beach is in the evening; having dinner at the beach with friends watching some glorious sunsets. And we always look forward to having our northern friends return as the pace really kicks up a few notches. We full-time Sarasotians always have something to look forward to, whether there is plenty of activity in the winter or in the summer when Sarasota becomes quaint and quiet. I will miss my winter friends no matter what.

Living in Sarasota, I feel, we have the best of both worlds. I want to extend my appreciation to our committee that worked on events for this past winter. Thank you Pat Sweet, Char Linder and Judy Auderieth. It really helps to have people you can count on to work alongside. As of this writing we will resume activities in the late fall through early spring. Our committee is looking

for ideas for next year’s activities. So please email me (lecassell320@yahoo. com) with any ideas you have and I will bring them to our committee.

If you want to be on our email list please send me your name, email address and phone numbers. I am listed in the Resident’s Green Handbook.

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|Kitchen Ladies Recipe Corner Compiled by Dee Ricapito

Sam McGowan’s - VEGAN LENTIL SOUP Sam McGowan swims daily, is interested in good health, and likes to keep things simple. She found this recipe a long time ago online. She said it’s very good and very simple. Ingredients: • 1 T. vegetable oil • 1 med. yellow onion, diced • 4 cups vegetable broth • 1 cup dry brown lentils • 1/4 tsp. thyme • 2 bay leaves • 2 tsp. Lemon juice In a large pot, sauté onion and carrots in oil. Stir in broth. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook approx. 45 minutes until lentils are tender.

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TACOS – TO GO: What a Treat! Have You Been There Lately? TACOS – TO GO opened its doors summer 2017 and has enjoyed a nice run so far—great customers, good food, and some interesting music videos and craft beers. Owner says “One of these days, we’ve got to do a website”. For now, most traffic is word of mouth. In reality, both the “TACOS” and the “TO GO” parts of the name are misnomers as TACOS represent only about a third of the sales and TO GO orders are less than half. Most people hang out inside or eat at one of the picnic tables outside. The communal—somewhat hipster— atmosphere is part of the fun. TACOS – TO GO offers something new and different to Sarasota at its Bee Ridge Road location, including made to order Ceviche which is offered in three different forms—taco, burrito, or bowl. The taco loads about 7 ounces of fish over shredded lettuce in a crunchy bowlshaped corn tortilla. The burrito is filled with the Ceviche, cold coconut rice and beans (which are otherwise quite fantastic as a stand-alone hot side), shredded lettuce, red pickled cabbage, and pico de gallo. The Ceviche bowl is double the size of the Ceviche taco, served over shredded lettuce in a bowl rimmed with house made nacho chips.

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“Flavorful, freshly bright and quite satisfying” is the way the owner describes these dishes. Tied for second behind the Ceviche, are the Chimichangas and Baleadas. The Chimichangas are smothered and filled with house made queso cheese sauce along with seasoned ground beef (or your protein substitute of choice), Spanish yellow rice, black beans, sautéed veggies, guacamole sauce, and shredded cheese. While they are deep fried, the finished product has the texture and taste of puff pastry and is not greasy at all. “Cali Style” substitutes house-seasoned French Fries for the rice. The Baleadas are quite popular any time of day—from breakfast to dinner to late night snack. House made flour tortillas, refried beans, crema, scrambled eggs TTG style, pureed guacamole, pico de gallo and your choice of protein are sure to please. On “Taco Tuesdays”, the A&G beef taco is showcased and bargain-priced at 3 for $6. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to check out the Poutine— crispy fries, Montreal beef gravy, and organic Wisconsin cheese curds!! Buen Provecho!

Key Chorale Chamber Singers Present Fauré’s Requiem The Key Chorale Chamber Series concludes on April 13th with “Fauré’s Requiem.” In this thoughtful setting, the soul journeys from this life to the next on wings of glorious song. Quiet and reflective, the Fauré Requiem forgoes the fire and brimstone of many settings, and instead offers music that soothes and consoles. Fauré wrote: “everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem.” Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in Natalia Maiden, violinist & eternal rest.” Giuseppina Ciarla, harpist The Chamber Singers will present an intimate version of this masterpiece with harpist Giuseppina Ciarla, violinist Natalia Maiden, and organist Nancy Yost Olson. Ciarla and Maiden, both members of the Sarasota Opera orchestra, will also be featured in Jules Massenet’s Meditation from Thaïs and a lovely Sicilienne played for the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Michelle Caulkins Markle in 2018. Fauré’s masterwork is unique. The composer himself said, “My Requiem has been said to express no fear of death; it has been called a lullaby of death. But that is how I feel about death: a happy deliverance, a reaching for eternal happiness rather than a mournful passing away. Perhaps I have sought to depart from what is conventional because for so long I was organist Jamal Sarikoki at services of internment. I’m fed up with that. I wanted to do something different.” Of all seven sections, the Pie Jesu, Agnus Dei and In Paradisum emerge as the most glorious, filled with rich, soulful melodies. The final movement speaks of a chorus of angels welcoming the soul and leading it toward Paradise. “This work has always been a favorite of mine,” says Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins. “There are so many stunning moments with beautiful melodies and harmonies that are absolutely heavenly.” Baritone soloist Jamal Sarikoki will be featured in two of the movements as well as Michelle Caulkins who will sing one of Fauré’s most beloved melodies, the Pie Jesu. She will also be featured along with organist Nancy Yost Olson in Benjamin Britten’s Festival Te Deum. Rounding out the program will be three gospel inspired spirituals, Cornerstone, I’ll Be On My Way, and O! What a Beautiful City – all by Los Angeles based composer/arranger Shawn Kirchner. “Kirchner’s music has such a freshness to it,” says Caulkins. “These 3 settings have such drive to them that I am certain they will be some of our audience’s favorites of the season.” This 75-minute concert, no intermission, will take place at St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key. For more information about purchasing tickets to Fauré Requiem or any of their Season 34 concerts, visit www.keychorale.org or call 941-921-4845.

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where they are more likely to be hooked or entangled in fishing line, causing injury or death. Please discard carcasses and other fish cleaning waste in designated receptacles.

The intentional feeding or the placement of food that attracts pelicans and modifies the natural behavior of pelicans so as to be detrimental to the survival or health of a local population is prohibited.

Do Not Feed the Seabirds:

Feeding seabirds causes them to congregate in areas where they are more likely to be hooked or entangled in fishing line, causing injury or death. Please discard carcasses and other fish cleaning waste in designated receptacles.

Prevent Fishline Entanglement:

Cast away from birds and vegetation. Keep bait buckets covered. Take unused bait home or give it to another fisherman. Collect and store loose line for proper disposal/recycling.

Do Not Leave Your Line Behind:

Improperly discarded fishing line causes devastating problems for marine life. Marine mammals, sea turtles, fish and birds become injured from entanglements or ingesting the line, often dying as a result.

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Cast away from birds and vegetation. Keep bait buckets covered. Take unused bait home or give it to another fisherman. Collect and store loose line for proper disposal/recycling.

Do Not Leave Your Line Behind:

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If You Hook a Pelican or Other Seabird, DO NOT CUT THE LINE! Birds that fly away with hook and line attached may become entangled in trees and die.

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Put on glasses/sunglasses to protect your eyes. Reel the bird in slowly to reduce the risk of added injury. Use a net to carefully lift the bird from the water. Fold the bird’s wings against its body and hold the beak firmly. Allow the beak to be open slightly to allow it to breathe. Cover its head and eyes with a towel or shirt to calm it. Clip the barb and back the hook out. If the bird is severely hurt or has swallowed a hook, call FWC for a list of wildlife rehabilitators: 888-404-3922 If the bird appears healthy, it is okay to release it. Place its feet on the ground and face it toward the water. Stand back and release it, letting it take off on its own.

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Spring Break Destination The seminal event in the modern spring break was the publication in 1958 of Glendon Swarthout’s phenomenal book originally entitled “Unholy Spring.” It was inspired by his two weeks on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale during a break from teaching English at Michigan State University. Escaping from a bitter cold winter, his trip with some of his English Honors students provided experiences and personal observations that soon led to the influential novel. Published in the same year that oral contraceptives were approved by the FDA, the book tells the story of four girls who were students at a Midwestern university taking a spring vacation in Florida. In the opening scene, the assertive leader of the quartet expresses her opinion in class that premarital sex might be something young women should experience. Soon after arriving in Fort Lauderdale, this speech results in one of the girls losing her virginity when they go to the beach and find out where the boys are. The book was already a national sensation when MGM persuaded Swarthout to change its title and subsequently released the blockbuster movie “Where the Boys Are.” It, and its theme song by actress/singer Connie Francis, were released on 28 December 1960 to attract the Christmas crowds. Undoubtedly, the song, which was translated into six other languages, helped the movie become the highest grossing low-budget movie in MGM’s history. And, the long-term economic boost for Florida is incalculable. Annual Invasions of Fort Lauderdale In spring of 1961, college students on spring break increased to over 50,000 vacationers. By the early 1980s, Ft. Lauderdale was attracting 250,000-350,000 students annually during spring break weeks. The disruption for residents and snowbirds invested in the Fort Lauderdale area became intolerable. The trash left behind and damage by these young intruders spurred the local government to pass laws restricting parties in 1985. The same year, enforcement of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act requiring Florida to raise the minimum drinking age to 21 had an impact as Fort Lauderdale increased police surveillance and discouraged spring break visitations. By 1989, the number of students visiting Fort Lauderdale dropped to 20,000, but other beaches, especially Gulf beaches like Panama City, were targeted by the students for annual spring break partying. Since the weather of Panama City Beach is much cooler than south Florida, communities along the Southwest Gulf Coast always draw large spring break crowds. But resort communities such as Siesta Key need to learn from the experiences of Fort Lauderdale and Panama City Beach, where shootings and gang rapes have occurred.

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Health and Personal Risks of Spring Break Trips: STDs and Drinking As a result of Fort Lauderdale and Panama City Beach experiences, the very words “spring break” now imply raucous and criminal activities on a sandy beach. Thus, social scientists and epidemiologists, especially infectious disease experts, have developed research interests in this intense, annual phenomenon, as they focus their studies on drinking, sex, and their aftermath. The situation is perplexing for colleges because they see the fallout about one week after the break is over. Many students return with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and viral disorders such as mononucleosis, respiratory syncytial virus infections, or influenza. Although STDs are of increasing concern and include a wide variety of serious infections, few schools prepare their students for the risky exposures during spring breaks. Often, it’s the student’s first trip without parents, and this means greater freedom with peers and with dating partners. Medical/sociological research has shown that the combination of excessive alcohol and casual sex in the setting of college friends traveling together is especially risky— no surprise there!

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Kid’s Corner

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Ella Pedler, 12, 6th grader at Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences • Are you taking any languages? I’m currently taking Spanish at school. • Any Pets? We have one dog. He’s a black lab and his name is Charlie. • How long have you been in The Landings? 5 years • What do you like most about The Landings? I love The Landings because if I invite friends over and hang out, we can feel safe and not have anything to worry about. Stores are close by that we can just walk to also. • Favorite ice cream? I don’t like ice cream; I like Italian ice or sorbet – I basically like any flavor of Italian ice or sorbet. • Favorite school subject? Math because it gets my mind going. It releases my mind from stress because I’m only thinking about math. • Favorite book/s? When I read, I like reading books in A Dragon’s Guide Series like A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans. In the book, there is a girl named Winnie. She thinks the dragon is her pet and the dragon thinks Winnie is her pet. • Favorite TV Show? Siesta Key. I love it because when I go places, I see some of the actors. • Favorite video game? I don’t play video games. • Favorite sport? I have multiple favorite sports. I like running, swimming, volleyball, and field hockey and paddle boarding sometimes. I am not currently doing any of these since I am worried about getting all of my homework done. In the summer, I’d like to run, play volleyball, and maybe try softball and rowing. • Favorite sports team? For college football, I like the Clemson Tigers. Sometimes I’m not a big fan of some teams but happy as long as everyone is having fun. • Favorite color? Any shade of blue. I also like neutral tones like gray mixed with coral colors. • Favorite song? Any song from Billie Eilish. I also like the song Eastside by Benny Blanco, Halsey, and Khalid. • Favorite movie? The Greatest Showman because it’s a unique movie and Zac Efron and Zendaya are in it and I love their music. • Favorite food and least favorite food? My favorites are Caesar salad and chicken nuggets. When I get them, I always want to buy more for the next day. My least favorite things are: any type of seafood and any food that is mushy. I dislike it because of the texture. It makes me want to gag. • Favorite holiday? Christmas because I get to wake up with a smile on my face to get a fun day of getting a bunch of presents and spending time with friends and family. There will be a yummy dinner with yummy bread.

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• One word to describe you would be? Determined. • What do you do in your spare time? I like baking, swimming, and hanging out with friends. I love baking brownies, cake, anything because it’s fun and can be messy. I really like decorating them too. I like any kind of art – I like sketching a bunch of stuff; I sometimes color in the sketches ombre (dark to light) or leave as is. For my community service hours for NJHS, I’d like to work at Nate’s Honor Rescue and help the puppies. • Any plans for spring break? Grandma lives in Hilton Head so we might go there or we might go to Volcano Bay in Orlando. We haven’t decided yet; maybe both! • What do kids your age think about most? Bullying and homework. Different schools have different amounts of homework. Some kids are worried about getting in trouble by teachers for not doing all their homework. • If you were a box of cereal, what would you be and why? I’d probably be Frosted Flakes because that is my current favorite cereal - crunchy but sweet. • Would you rather meet your great-great grandparents or your great-great grandkids? I’d rather meet my great-great grandkids because that means I will live longer and maybe I can take my mom with me and have her with me longer. • If you could do something like your Mom does, what would you want to be able to do? I’d want to be able to be a really great parent like her. ♥ • If you could change anything in the world, what would you change and how? I would change bullying because I know it’s not a good feeling. When I see other people’s feelings get hurt, its uncomfortable to me. I want to set a good example for my friends. I want people to be in a good mood and don’t take it out on another person. • How is your homework load? We have a decent amount. We have no homework on Wednesdays. On other nights, sometimes I think there is a lot - sometimes not a lot. • If you could wake up tomorrow with a superpower, what superpower would you want to have? I would want to be able to become any animal so that I could experience different things like breathing underwater and because I love animals. My favorite animal is a dolphin because they are funny, kind, sweet, and mammals like us. • What is your biggest dream? Right now as a kid, I’d like to be on Kids Baking Championship. • What are you proudest of in your life? I got invited to be in NJHS and only 42 kids in my school got invited and I was one of them. • If your pet could talk, what would he say? He would say a lot of things. Right now he’d say, “Can you go get my bone for me because I’m too Continued on the next page

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Getting to know the artists of The Landings On a recent visit to Lynn Mayne’s home I enjoyed seeing her many and most interesting tapestries. In my circle of artist friends, I deal with many painters, photographers and quilt makers but only very few weavers. The weavers I am familiar with create beautiful fabrics, but nothing like Lynn’s colorful and whimsical tapestries. She designs images of birds, animals, symbols, landscapes on the vertical loom (a Shannock Tapestry Loom) in her studio at The Landings. The tapestries are then framed so they can hang on a wall. Lynn explained that these days, sadly, it is getting more and more difficult to find tapestry yarn. Many of you are probably familiar with the historical Flemish and French weavers of tapestries. The Gobelin Tapestries out of the Paris Royal Factory are considered to Lynn Mayne be the finest in Europe. Tapestry art is not as well known in this country. Lynn grew up in Saginaw, Michigan in an area where weaving and textile art were popular and very appreciated. She started out by doing macrame work then took some weaving classes in College. An English Major at first, she switched to drawing and design to follow her desire to create her own designs on her loom. At first she wove fabrics to make clothes. As a stay-at-home mom with

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two children, she and her daughter created fabric games to hang on the wall. In 1977, her game “The Zoo Game” was featured in the “Ladies Home Journal/Needle and Craft”. She then created more fabric games for her book entitled “Fabric Games To Make, To Play, To Hang On The Wall” that was published in 1978. Lynn moved to The Landings in 1995 when her husband The Performer Ben, an orthopedic surgeon, retired. Here she has a studio with walls covered by tapestries she created. All are whimsical or have funny titles like the “Mademoiselles of Misery”, after Picasso’s “Mademoiselles d’Avignon”. In Sarasota, Lynn is part of a group of weavers called TAOS (Tapestry Artists of Sarasota). Together they created five tapestries representing the Five Books of the Torah. The tapestry is large - 4ft by 10ft- and is located at the Temple Beth Sholom on Tuttle Avenue. The group also demonstrated weaving and hung their work at the Ringling Museum and the Selby Garden. I first met Debra Mitchell Doherty at the Thursday morning class Jerry and Jill Williams, owners of Abel’s Ice Cream of watercolor painters at the Racquet Club. She impressed me as Now, more than ever, there really is something an energetic, bold, and very creative artist. She paints large and for everyone at Abel’s. Stop by their clean, friendly colorful images of flowers, lots of roosters, parrots and other birds. store and let them know your favorite way to be I was very impressed by the joy and exuberance that she imparts to her work. included in on the joy of dessert. Abel’s Ice Cream is located at 1886 Stickney Point Debra is a snowbird from Stratford, Ontario in Canada. There, Road, Sarasota in the South Bridge Plaza. Open she had a career in eduction, from teacher to school principal Sunday through Thursday from Noon-9:30 pm, and and school administrator. She started painting seriously after she Friday and Saturday from Noon-10 pm. Learn more retired a little over 10 years ago. She and her husband David have online at our updated website, www.abelsicecream. spent the last 11 years residing at The Landings during the winter com or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram. months. Over her years in Sarasota, she attended workshops in jewelry making, silversmithing, pottery and oil painting. Water color is Awarded their her favorite medium because it allows her to work fast and it is Certificate of Excellence easy to transport her work and art supplies between her home at for FIVE years straight! The Landings and her home in Stratford.

Happiness Is… For Everyone Some of the most popular words in our culture right now are inclusion and diversity. While those words inspire conversations about a wide range of issues, Jerry Williams, owner of Abel’s Ice Cream, has found a way to apply them to the wonderful topic of dessert. Diversity is the name of the game at Abel’s. They offer forty flavors of amazing Florida-made ice cream that is a perfect sweet treat before or after a sunny day at the beach. But wait there’s more. Don’t forget about the gourmet chocolates from Sweet Shop USA, and apple and cherry pie slices (great a la mode!) What if though, you’re crazy about ice cream, but ice cream isn’t so crazy about you? Well, that’s where inclusion comes in. “We know how hard it is for anyone with a restricted diet to find a great place that meets their needs as well as their friends’,” Jerry said. “That’s why we’re proud to offer both gluten-free products and non-dairy ice cream on our menu.” According to Jerry, their featured non-dairy ice cream flavors this month are Coconut Almond Fudge (Sometimes you feel like…Tropical Coconut ice cream with fudge ribbon & whole roasted almonds) and Vanilla Bean (Vanilla non-dairy ice cream that’s loaded with ground vanilla beans giving it the ultimate flavor.)

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Egrets Besides the classes at The Landings, Debra also studied at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, the Art Center Manatee as well as Art Center Sarasota. She also enjoys playing golf and tennis. Now when she summers in Stratford, she works on an art program she designed for residents in a Memory Care facility where she found many very

talented artists. Her paintings have been exhibited in many places both here and in Stratford art galleries, in Canada. She paints regularly and sells her work as well as note cards featuring some of her paintings.

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Bugs in our landscape A very educational afternoon at the Landings Free College Carol Wyatt Evens, the Chemicals in the Environment Agent from UF/IFAS gave a wonderful presentation on Thursday, February 21st at the Landings Free College on Bugs in Our Landscape. Thank you to Ralph Ricapito and Irv Kushner for making this event possible and providing such wonderful opportunities to learn in our community. Carol’s informative talk educated residents on the many beneficial bugs, how to recognize them, as well as how to manage bugs that are considered pests in a more ecologically friendly manner. There was a lively discussion following the presentation and several residents expressed an interest in knowing what is being sprayed by their Associations. Carol will continue to work with the LMA on the Integrated Pest Management Project with the Island on Flicker Field. Thank you, Carol for being such an incredible resource for our community. Some interesting information from the presentation: • 97% of bugs in our environment are beneficial. Communities should move away from spraying systemic pesticides as these kill all bugs including the beneficial ones. • Plant native plants where you can. Right plant for the right place (this cuts down on the need for pesticides). • Don’t use systemic pesticides, especially neonicotinoids which are harmful to pollinators such as bees.

• A resident commented that when they were younger, they noticed so many more bugs than now, and Carol commented that sadly that is due to over spraying. • Spraying less will be a cost savings to the community and will benefit all. I hope you find this information useful and encourage The Landings to continue to pursue best practices for caring for our landscape utilizing the incredible resources at our disposal through UF/IFAS. To continue the discussion and to learn more, Carol has kindly agreed to share an article she has written on Natural Pesticides. A Sampling of Common Natural Pesticides Natural pesticides are those products typically derived from materials produced by animals, plants, bacteria, and certain minerals. They tend to pose fewer risks than conventional chemicals, in part because only small quantities are needed and they break down more quickly. Horticultural oils are a prime example. Made from natural products, such as vegetable oils, these compounds were developed as a safer way to treat pests on fruit trees. Diluted and sprayed on plants at various times during the year, they act to suffocate or starve insects, especially soft-bodied pests like aphids. Similarly, insecticidal soaps are diluted, soapy mixtures sprayed on plants to kill insects by suffocation, starvation or simply drying out the insect from the inside out.

The Siesta Key Palms Hotel The first couple of things Rodriguez did after purchasing the two and a half acre site on Stickney Point Road for $1.9 million were to rename it the Siesta Key Palms Hotel, and begin renovations to the existing 21 guest rooms. Rodriguez said that when he was designing both the interior and exterior spaces of the resort, he kept in mind the types of places he, himself, would want to stay. “I travel all over the world, and I’m a picky traveler,” he said. “I wanted to create a higher end experience for the guests.” At the end of last year, Rodriguez added six more units and incorporated more parking spaces. His property now has 13 guestrooms, eight 380 square-foot suites and six 470 square-foot villas. All are one-bedroom units, and each has a fully stocked kitchen or kitchenette with granite countertop, a flat screen television, a safe and a private courtyard in the back. The units have been renovated top to bottom, with secure doors and locks, hurricane-resistant windows and all new paint and décor. And the larger villa units even have hammocks in their private courtyards, for the ultimate relaxation. Since visitors to the Siesta Key area are typically

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So, where you might hear someone say to “use soap or oil” to control pests, just keep in mind they aren’t talking about simply pouring dish soap or baby oil around your garden. Natural pesticides also come in the form of a microbial insecticide, like Bacillus thuringiensis (often shown as “Bt”) and spinosad. Made from naturally occurring bacteria, these pest controls affect the digestive and nervous systems of insects that eat or touch them, killing them in the process. You even can look in your kitchen cabinet for a great, natural pesticide: vinegar! A 20-30 percent solution of vinegar will kill unwanted weeds. But, use caution, since it is non-selective. A high-enough dose of vinegar will kill whatever plant it touches. And that leads to a final point: nothing is perfect, nothing is harmless. Drinking too much water too quickly can cause death, through a condition called hyponatremia. While an extreme example, it shows that a very natural (and necessary) product can cause harm if used improperly. The best advice, now and through the years, remains: only use a pesticide when the benefits outweigh the risks, and only if non-chemical pest control procedures have failed. Carol Wyatt-Evens Chemicals in the Environment Agent UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasota/ carol.wyattevens@ufl.edu

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looking to take advantage of the beauty outside, Rodriguez has transformed his property into a tropical oasis. There’s one lovely, resort-style pool, with tiki huts and comfortable seating, and another “adultsonly” pool on the other side of the property. Plus, there are numerous areas with hammocks set up in the sand under shady trees, for afternoon naps or just to read a book. There’s even a sandy “Chill Zone” near the villas for adults to relax in comfortable seating by the fire pit. With the assistance of his general manager, Bob Gores, his marketing manager/front desk clerk Priscilla Rosario and a small staff, Rodriguez ensures that the Siesta Key Palms Hotel has all the comforts of home for his guests, even if it is a tropical getaway. “We have a laundry located on the property, plus heated pools, a gas grill and a screened-in community room,” he said. “Plus, we’re just a short walk from the beach and have free bicycle rentals.” Having just received approval from Sarasota County to add 20 more units to his property, Rodriguez has clear goals for where he wants to take it in the future. He’d like to add some additional waterfall features and tiki torches, as well as a jacuzzi. And once he obtains his full liquor license, he plans to perhaps open a small bar in one of the tiki huts by the pool.

He also plans to build a welcoming entrance from the new parking lot, but that is already in progress. With the work (and the $800,000 in renovations) Rodriquez has put into the property, The Siesta Key Palms continues to receive local and national accolades. In 2017, it earned a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and currently ranks as the Number 2 hotel out of 51 in Sarasota, as 75 percent of the website’s reviewers gave it the highest rating possible. And since the completion of renovations, the hotel has been featured twice on the Today Show and in “Travel + Leisure” and “Vogue” Magazines. Above all, Rodriguez says that he’s trying to create a high-end happening for his guests, and wants the result of his “passion project” to be absolutely perfect. “We are the top-rated, non-branded hotel out of 250 hotels in Sarasota,” he said. “There is no place on or off the Key that has the luxuries that we have here. It’s all about the experience we are creating for our guests.” The Siesta Key Palms Hotel is located at 1800 Stickney Point Road, just on the east side of the Stickney Point Bridge. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 941-786-4778 or visit the website at www.siestakeypalmshotel.com.


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Landings Day at Ed Smith Stadium Orioles vs Red Socks Organized by Karl Maggard Photos submitted by Norman Olshansky

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Living with our wild friends In recent weeks we have seen interactions between residents and some of the woodland/aquatic wildlife that live in and around this beautiful area we all share and call home. The natural setting is one of the many things that has drawn so many of us to The Landings. It is important to recognize that we must coexist with our animal neighbors so we can all enjoy the diverse creatures that live in and around The Landings. At the same time, we must do what we can to coexist SAFELY with these wild animals. While this isn’t the Serengeti, we need to be aware that some of these animals do pose potential dangers. Two examples of potential danger occurred in the last few weeks. The first incident involved the alligator in lake 9 in Eagles Point. We have been monitoring this gator for some time to make sure it didn’t pose a danger to residents and their pets. The gator had grown to a length of 7+ feet and had been observed on the lake bank for the past few months. Because it resided near an area where residents frequently walk their pets, the State gator control people were contacted and they recommended the gator be removed. A permit was issued, and a trapper was contracted to remove the gator. However, before a date for the removal of the gator was actually scheduled, a situation arose that required immediate attention. Our night shift roving patrolman, Donnie, on routine patrol at 10:30 p.m. observed the gator walking down Landings Blvd. near the entrance to Eagles Point. He immediately alerted the State, who immediately dispatched a trapper to the scene. The gator was cornered in a driveway, captured, and removed from The Landings. The fast professional action by Officer Donnie possibly averted a tragic outcome. The second example involved contact with a coyote on Landings Court. A resident was walking her dog when she observed the coyote. The animal began to move toward her and her dog, so she gave a few blasts of her air horn she carries for just such an occasion. The subsequent blasts scared the dog more than the coyote. The coyote continued to advance toward the resident and her dog, so the resident dragged the dog by the leash and ran to the closest neighbor for safety. The coyote went on his merry way. In discussing this incident with the Fish & Wildlife Commission, I was informed that coyotes are generally afraid of humans. However, they are very curious creatures, and probably meant no harm. That being said, it was a very frightening experience for both the resident and her dog and it could have ended substantially different had the coyote been overly aggressive toward the resident’s dog. With these two very different incidents in mind, I thought it would be appropriate to review some tips on how we can coexist with our animal friends. As one resident reminded me, they were here first, so we need to respect that we are living among these animals and should do what we can to protect ourselves and live in harmony with them. There will be times where we will need to take action to protect our residents and domestic pets, but a few common sense things will lessen the chances of an incident. All of these larger animals in and around The Landings help maintain a balanced ecosystem by controlling the

By Michael Knupp / Landings Safety & Security Committee

populations of rodents and smaller predators such as foxes, opossums and raccoons. The gators and the coyotes rarely pose a threat to people, especially adults. They can be curious but they are also timid and will generally run away if challenged. Making loud noises and acting aggressively will typically cause then to leave. That being said, coyotes that associate people as places where there is food may gradually lose their natural fear of humans. Coyotes can and do prey on domestic cats and small dogs, generally at night or in the evening and morning hours, dusk and dawn. Here are a few simple common sense things to do: - Never feed coyotes either intentionally or unintentionally. This includes placing food outside to attract wildlife. - Clean up pet food, fallen fruit and seed around bird feeders. - Be aware of unusual coyote behavior. Unusual behavior could include their loss of fear of humans, resulting in approaching people, chasing joggers and bikers, or attacking leashed pets. (These behaviors should be reported to the Fish & Wildlife Commission (FWC) and to Landings Security). - Don’t allow your pets to roam freely. Walk small dogs on a short leash less than six feet in length. Be extra careful if walking a dog in wooded areas or areas with heavy foliage. - Do not run from a wild animal such as a coyote. This makes the coyote believe you are prey, and they will more likely pursue you. Instead, make a lot of noise and

walk backwards. By facing the coyote while walking away it gives a body language message that you are not backing down. If you do turn around, walk slowly and with confidence. - Carry a bright flashlight and point it at the coyote. Also, a whistle might come in handy. - The FWC also recommended purchasing a Bear Deterrent pepper spray. This should be a last course of action, and care should be taken to not spray it into the wind.

Some common sense rules for living with alligators: - Never feed alligators. It’s dangerous and illegal. - Observe and photograph from a distance. - Gators are most active between dusk and dawn. Therefore, don’t swim or walk close to the edge of ponds where gators are known to be present. Don’t allow pets to swim or walk close to where gators are known to be present. - LEAVE THEM ALONE! - In an emergency contact the main gate and they can contact the FWC. If you call the gator control number (866-392-4286) please inform the main gate. They will alert the Safety and Security Committee so we don’t make redundant calls to gator control. By following these simple guidelines, we should be able to live in harmony with our woodland neighbors. Enjoy them but, be cautious.

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The Landings Free College winds up its season with a bang! By Irv Kushner The Landings Free College will wind up its immensely successful season at 2:30 on April 4th in high style. Lana Reign, a Landings resident, will perform for us. She is a celebrated pianist, recording artist, and composer, who has performed a sold out solo concert at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Lana was born in Yerevan, Armenia – a country more ancient than the Roman Empire. As a gifted child, Lana was influenced by her father’s close friend- the famous Armenian composer of classical music, Konstantin Orbelian, who also played and composed Jazz music, and was a conductor of the State Jazz Orchestra of Armenia for 35 years. With a deep knowledge of classical music, Lana brings warmth and depth to a broad range of musical styles. Her interpretations are romantic and elegant, evoking a wide spectrum of human emotions. She has been described as a “Fantastic pianist, enchanting and elegant.” Before her performance, Lana will give us a short briefing about the Armenian genocide

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in 1914–1923. And her performance will be followed by a reception. County Commissioner Alan Maio, previously scheduled to speak on April 2nd, has withdrawn from his scheduled presentation on that day. Useful & Emergency Phone Numbers...

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Do I need it? When should I by it? Can I self-fund? I heard it is expensive, is it? As baby boomers, we have redefined aging and how it happens; we are an independent bunch that want to make our own decisions and not depend on others!!! This means that we need to be planning for our care when we are no longer able to take care of ourselves as we do today. It is estimated that 70% of folks turning 65 today will need some form of Long Term Care; that’s a number that you need to plan for especially as our life expectancies grow! Come learn what the options are for short term care, in home care and facility care, family care and the different options for coverage. We’ll run numbers on current costs vs projected costs, the realities of what it means to be a care giver and how those impact your planning. Sara Rhodes, your local retirement and Medicare expert will guide the discussion and Q&A session.

Blooming This Month Quesnelia Bromeliad

Currently in bloom at The Sarasota Garden Club, located on 1131 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, is the stunning Bromeliad, “Quesnelia Testudo”. This plant does very well in drought and hot weather conditions. They can tolerate cold temperatures down to 25 degrees for a few hours. Plant them in your shady areas. For a stunning statement, plant around shade trees. As they mature they will climb up the trunks of your tree. It has a well formed rosette of about 20 plain green leaves. The bloom is about a foot tall, with inflorescence bear rosy red bracts and violet or white petals. After the bloom has dried, it is nice to use in dried floral arrangements. Ask about the Sarasota Garden Club, GardenFest, December 14, 2019…941-955-0875. Happy Gardening, Kay Weber, Botanical Gardens Chair and 3rd Vice President of the Sarasota Garden Club. www.sarasotagardenclub.org


LMA meeting notes COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Committee chair, Joan Koplin led a lengthy discussion about adding a link for realtors on thelandingsofsarasota.com external website. Thirty five real estate agents have had listings in The Landings over the last 180 days. There are others who advertise regularly in The Eagle. A motion was made to meet with realtors to measure their interest in a program to generate leads through an IDX feed linked to the website. The motion passed with two opposed. ROADS Committee Chairman, Rudy Blohm reported seeking bids from paving contractors for road repairs in The Landings. Repairs will begin once all bids are in and a contractor has been selected. LANDSCAPING Landscaping chair, Paul Weiner reported trimming was done in the Nature Trail mangroves and several irrigation repairs were completed. Pending projects include removal of invasive trees and a dying Pine Tree on island 50 as well as renovation of islands 1, 10, 49 and South Monument. David Jacaruso asked the School Board to keep school buses from running over plants, lights and sprinklers at the main entrance island four. DRAINAGE Committee chair, Michael Knupp reported two repair issues are pending with Sarasota County. The needed repairs include a sinkhole on the head wall of Lake 1, and a road depression at the intersection of Flicker Field Circle and South Kestral Parkway. Two contracts have been issued for repairs. A drainage problem at Landings Boulevard and South Kestral Parkway and installing a drainage pipe under a swale on Flicker Field Circle. Arrangements are being made to replace a corroded stormwater grate on

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Peregrine Point Way. The committee is noting all stormwater drains which need repair caused by erosion. More than 20 are currently listed for repair. MAINTENANCE Maintenance Committee chair, Elena Darden, reported the completion of several projects. A leaking PVC pipe broken by a tree root was repaired at the main entrance. Sprinkler heads and an ambient light fixture near the main entrance were repaired. These were likely caused by school buses jumping the curb. David Jacaruso reported the issue to the Sarasota School Board. The cost of repairing damage caused by a Waste Management Recycling truck are going to be reimbursed. A new safety mirror was installed at the intersection of Landings Boulevard and Kestral Park Drive. A lighting fixture was repaired at the main gate house. Damaged delineator posts were replaced at Tamiami Trail and Kestral Parkway, North. A leaking sprinkler causing issues with the North Gate wall was repaired. The broken North Gate exit arm was replaced. The resident responsible may be charged for the repairs and replacement arm. Three large construction trucks were escorted in and out of The Landings. The Gazebo garbage receptacle has been repaired and the container replaced. Residents leaving blue dog refuse bags on the property continues to be a problem. Tall plants will soon be planted near the utility area on the west side of Kestral Park Way, North. Additional weed whacker guards will be installed on key posts throughout The Landings. The street sign replacement program is currently on hold due to a drastic price increase. New bids are being sought by other sign companies. Recent heavy rains have created new potholes. Patch material has been purchased and will be applied soon.

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SAFETY MATTERS

Updated monthly metrics

The Safety Committee has worked with Guard One staff to reinstate reporting of Security Incidents at The Landings. Month

Counts

Type of Incident

Details/ Resolution

19-Feb

1

Alarm

House alarm. Unknown Cause. Reset on it's own

19-Feb

1

Animal Problem

Nuisance Alligator observed by patrol ofc & removed by FWC

19-Feb

1

Assist Other Agency

SCFD on site re: resident fall in home. Patrol ofc. available as needed.

19-Feb

1

Found Property

2 black hats found in fitness center. Entered into lost and found.

19-Feb

1

Information Report

Deadbolt lock at Field Rd. Gate does not line up properly. Maint. Advised.

19-Feb

34

Open Door Reports

All were garage doors

19-Feb

4

Parking Violations

4 Vehicles parked overnight in roadways

19-Feb

1

Patrol Request

19-Feb

23

Speeding or Reckless Drivers

Monthly Total

67

Total Incidents

Re: Possible open house party. Nothing observed. Speeders flagged by Traffic Hawk traffic control system - 13 Residents, 4 Guests, 1 Vendor, 5 Unknown

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Landings residents volunteer at SMH • Bob Fernander served for 24 years as pilot and commanded the 101st Airborne Division Assault Helicopter Battalion in Vietnam. After being promoted to Colonel, he was assigned to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, to serve as Brigade Commander and subsequently as Chief of Staff. He retired from the Army in January of 1978 and became an administrator for law firms. In 1996 Bob retired from the Sarasota law firm of Williams Parker and concentrated on tennis, golf and kayaking. Then came the day when his wife told him he ought to be doing ‘something valuable’. It was 2001, and his wife, Clementine, introduced him to working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He started as a surgery transporter and describes his duties as patient mover and a general step-and-fetch-it for the surgery department. “We take patients from their rooms to surgery and back. We get blood from the Blood Bank located in the hospital, get medical items from Central Supply, and discharge by wheel chair. We are not concerned with heavy lifting so that is not a big issue. Being a public hospital, these volunteer services save costs not only for the hospital, but for the taxpayer as well. I just love doing this! It’s like a job. It’s so self-fulfilling. Our reward is patient and staff appreciation, often thanking us for volunteering our service. The surgery staff annually throws us a big luncheon featuring home cooked favorites to further express their appreciation.” Bob works just one 4-hour shift on Thursdays. Each shift consists of three volunteers, one shift overlapping from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The job of transporter requires a lot of walking. Bob measured how far he walked on one of his recent shifts and found it to be 4.2 miles. “I came home and took a nap,” Bob admits cheerfully. For their efforts, volunteers are given a free lunch in the staff dining room on the 4th floor. At SMH, staff and volunteers all wear ‘color coded’ clothing. One can tell in a glance the role each person is playing. Volunteers wear aqua tops and black or white scrub pants. “Volunteers come from very diverse backgrounds: professionals to housewives. They even have student volunteers. SMH welcomes volunteers. You get to meet a lot of interesting people. It’s very social. We do a lot of socializing together. When my wife was alive, her group used to do things like picnic at the beach and even took the Mystery Train together. She was a nurse and was very comfortable in a medical environment, but after our training was completed so were we all.” After more than a half century together, ‘Clemmie’ passed away in 2010 leaving a legacy of love for Bob, their sons Bob and Michael, and five grandchildren. Bob is now in a relationship with a lovely lady and life is great. • Fay Kardon also volunteers at SMH. She works in the Heart Catherization Lab - a position that does not require much walking. She greets patients, weighs them, and fills out forms. “When nurses are ready, I take a patient back to the examination room. If accompanied, I tell relatives that in about

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45 minutes I will be taking them back to see the patient before the procedure begins. The procedure itself only takes half an hour, but patients must stay four hours after they enter the recovery room. It’s an all-day thing. “A visit to the Lab can be an emergency or a planned procedure. A couple of times lab patients have been brought in by helicopter.” The Heart Catherization Lab is not a hard-surgical unit. Stents and pacemakers are installed and periodically checked. The Lab does not do bypass surgery or anything major like that. Of her volunteer position Fay says, “It is very valuable work and I enjoy doing it! After each procedure, the doctor comes out to talk to the family. These doctors are wonderful!” The Lab opens at 5:30 in the morning and may still be going until 11 at night. 39 or 40 procedures may be done in any one day. Fay prefers to work the midday shift, which is from noon to 4 p.m. She works only on Tuesdays. Most doctors have only one day in the hospital when they do all their surgery, so Fay has gotten to know the Tuesday doctors quite well! Fay started volunteering at SMH in 1995, after raising two daughters and a son, helping in the office of her husband’s wholesale business, and working for the IRS! During her child rearing years, Fay was a Girl Scout Leader. “I always volunteered for things and my husband said I couldn’t say no! “I got my husband to volunteer at SMH, and he really loved it! I worked in ICU, then went to ER, where I stayed for 16 years. After my husband passed away, I worked briefly doing paperwork for concierge doctors, before moving on to Heart Catherization where I have been for the past three or four years. Nothing is strenuous and I get to meet interesting people.” It should be noted that her son, Eric, is an Emergency Room Physician! • Nancy Ferraro says of her volunteer position: “HealthFit,is a Sarasota Memorial Hospital owned facility, located on Clark Rd. at Rand Blvd. It offers the full range of Radiology needs including blood work, MRIs, CT Scans, Mammograms, Bone Density, and more. The technicians are excellent, it is not as crowded as the hospital, and certainly easier to find a parking place! In addition to Radiology, HealthFit offers physical therapy and special programs such as Cardio Rehab, Parkinson’s programs, Ornish program for cardiac care, and more. As the front desk receptionist, I enjoy meeting and helping all who come into the facility, but primarily those who are there for Radiology procedures. I check them in, give them appropriate forms to complete, and let the technicians know they are waiting.” Sarasota Memorial Hospital is desperate for volunteers and will train you for that service. No matter what your skills or special talents might be, there is a volunteer opportunity to suit your interests. Please consider joining the more than 550 volunteers at SMH. For more information and requirements, go to www.smh.com or call 941-9171008.

Bob Fernander

Fay Kardon

Nancy Ferraro


Landings Residents’ Handbook & Directory New owners since the last issue of The Landings Eagle: • Crayke P Windsor, 1660 Starling Dr, 608-260-5180, crayke@hotmail.com • Greg & Erin Wood, 4903 Peregrine Point Way, 405-834-2553, 405-834-2553, eringregwood@yahoo.com. The following are corrections to the latest edition of the Directory: • Sheri Golicher, 1734 Starling Dr, sherig10s@aim.com. Additions, changes, or corrections should be directed to me in writing. Directory forms are available from me via e‑mail, at www.landingseagle.com

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Judy Tara

Greene

Lamb

Your Landings

Resident Real Estate Team

Landings Real Estate Database Address

Price

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BA

½ BA

1,589,000

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4888 PEREGRINE PT CIR N

999,000

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1403 CEDAR BAY LANE

989,000

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1580 LANDINGS TER

985,000

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HOMES FOR SALE

1484 PEREGRINE PT DR

PLEASE CALL YOUR LANDING’S REAL ESTATE TEAM JUDY AND TARA TO INQUIRE ABOUT OTHER HOMES FOR SALE IN THE LANDINGS!

CURRENTLY ACTIVE

HOMES PENDING

1718 PEREGRINE PT DR

885,000

3

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1

1568 LANDINGS TER

849,000

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3

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1733 PINE HARRIER CIRCLE

839,000

3

2

1

1654 LANDINGS BLVD

1,625,000

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1627 PEREGRINE PT CT

1,132,500

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1

5179 FLICKER FIELD CIR

758,000

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0

4678 PINE HARRIER DR

660,000

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4665 PINE HARRIER DR

535,000

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4903 PEREGRINE PT WY

523,200

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HOMES SOLD

5430 EAGLES POINT CIRCLE #201 • $629,000

5255 HERON WAY • $324,500

1680 STARLING DR • $254,000

LOT FOR SALE

1484 PEREGRINE PT DR

750,000

26,888 SQFT

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5420 EAGLES PT CIR #402

549,000

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5430 EAGLES PT CIR #104

450,000

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5255 HERON WY

324,500

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1680 STARLING DR

254,000

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1492 LANDINGS LAKE DR

610,000

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1497 LANDINGS LAKE DR

515,000

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5430 EAGLES PT CIR #404

445,000

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4941 KESTRAL PARK WY N

355,000

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Watch for theEstate “Judy and Tara’s Neighborhood” Open House Real is our Profession, signs on Sundays where “Just Looking” is always welcome.

1344 LANDINGS DR

322,000

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Service is our Passion

1702 STARLING DR

287,500

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Your Landings Landings Resident ResidentReal Real Estate Estate Team Your Team are proud proud advocates advocates andsupporters supporters Landings events including Sponsorship the and ofof Landings events including Sponsorship of theof USTA USTA Father/Son Tennis Tournament. Father/Son AnnualAnnual Tennis Tournament.

1660 STARLING DR

250,000

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1403 CEDAR BAY LN • $989,000 dy & Tara Ju ighborhoo ’s Ne

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Judy Tara 350-0451 266-4873

OPEN HOUSE Michael Saunders & Company

5420 EAGLES POINT CIR Unit#402 • $549,000

Judy Greene • 941.350.0451 • JudyGreene@michaelsaunders.com Tara Lamb • 941.266.4873 • TaraLamb@michaelsaunders.com

Michael Saunders & Company Licensed Real Estate Broker

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Based on information from Realtor.com, Sarasota Property Appraiser, and Sarasota Association of Realtors for the period ending March 21, 2019. These properties listed and sold in the past 4 months by various MLS participating offices.

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