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LHA MEETING NOTES

RAISING LANDIN

Memorial Day PHOTOS

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

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Tony DeDominicis, Athletic Entrepreneur

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Memorial Day BBQ Recap

By Diana Colson

An extraordinary athlete lives amid us at The Landings. He is Tony DeDominicis, better known as Coach Tony, a Health and Fitness Professional, Nutritionist, and Independent Triathlon Coach. This man has an incredible background as an athlete. He is classified as a Clydesdale Triathlete, which is defined—under USA Triathlon regulations—as being an athlete of body-builder physique weighing 220 pounds or more. This hard-muscled competitor is definitely no couch-potato! As a Clydesdale Triathlete, Tony has raced every triathlon distance from Sprint Triathlons up to multiple completions of full Ironman Triathlons. Presently to date, under the Clydesdale World Games, Tony holds the world rank of 12th in the Olympic distance. In the USA, under USA Triathlon, Tony has a national rank of 5th in the 70.3 Half Ironman distance. In addition, Tony is a United States Masters Swimmer. As a USMS swimmer, he holds multiple USMS national rankings, not only for the pool, but also for long distance swimming in open water. (He has participated in 1mile swim races all the way up to 10 miles!)

Recently, right here in Sarasota, Tony was awarded three brand new world rankings as a USMS Swimmer. In June of 2013, the Pan American International Masters Swim Championships were held here and for the first time in the USA. The championships were attended by swimmers from 28 different countries, and Tony DeDominicis was ranked 8th for the 800 meter Freestyle and 9th for the 200 meter Breast Stroke. His biggest coup, however, was to be awarded a bronze medal for the one-kilometer Open Water Swim, which he actually accomplished while nursing a broken foot. Not bad for a guy who’s approaching 50! Triathlon is the most strenuous of sports, for it combines swimming with bike racing and running. There are four levels of Triathlon in which participants may compete: the Sprint, which combines a 400 meter swim, 12.5 mile bike ride, and a 3mile run; the Olympic, which combines a 1mile swim, a 25 mile bike ride, and a 6 mile run. The 70.3 Half Ironman, which combines a 1.2 mile swim with a 56 mile bike ride, and a 13.1 mile run. The Goliath of them all is the full Ironman. Story continued on page 25

Oldest vets, 90 year-old Lynn Silvertooth and Iwo Jima vet, Jack Nausbaum (93rd birthday too!). Both men were recognized as the “Patriarch” military members of the Club. Continued on page 16

LMA Meeting Notes By Trebor Britt Action plans to resolve the traffic congestion at the Tamiami Trail, Proctor Rd., and Kestral Parkway North intersection have been stalled for several months. During that period, LMA has attempted to accommodate the Shopping Center Commercial interests concerns regarding the proposed traffic improvements without reaching an agreement. The most recent delay occurred when the Commercial interests hired their own traffic engineer to study the problem. LMA has asked for the results of that analysis but haven’t received them as of yet. LMA’s attorney has suggested that the LMA might need to file a Declaratory Judgment to assure

its right to proceed since it is imperative that the work be completed by December 31, 2013 to preserve Florida Department of Transportation and Sarasota County Street Department approvals for the intersection modifications. After further discussion, LMA VP, Jack Jost moved that the board authorize the president to agree to allow the LMA attorney to seek a declaratory judgment at a cost of up to $15,000 that would allow the LMA to precede with the intersection modifications even if they cannot work out a satisfactory agreement with the commercial owners. His motion was seconded, voted on and approved. Story continued on page 2


LMA Meeting Notes Eagles Point VP, Jack Jost also reported on the responsibility for the roads through Eagles Point. After reviewing county records, and other legal documents, it was determined that LMA is responsible for maintenance of the primary access road through Eagles Point. This includes the paver portion of those roads. A recorded document includes a survey which delineates that road right of way. Upkeep of parking areas and access to garages there are the responsibility of Eagles Point. Money, Money, Money..............M o n e y! LMA Treas. Don McMurray reported that the financial condition of the Association continues to be sound. Income has exceeded expenses by a little more than $10,000. He said, “All Committee Chairpersons are doing a good job staying within their respective budgets. The issue of repair or replacement of the gazebo is an upcoming expense concern. Two or three firms have looked at the gazebo and are to provide estimates for replacement. The general sense is that the pylons have about a 30 year lifespan and the gazebo has been standing about 30 years. “We’ve been told that it is not in imminent danger of collapse, but should be replaced in the near future,” he said. Not all bids have been submitted, but bids to this point have ranged from $35-$50,000. Don suggested that it is a project that probably should be done in the next two years. The finance committee has recommended to the president that a committee be formed to look at all the issues that surround replacing the gazebo; both design as well as environmental issues. Plans are in place to repair the step, but liability risk is still a concern. Over the next month or so the finance committee is going to look at the delinquent assessment process. Their goal will be to clarify the collection process, which currently is very vague. The committee is also going to continue to look at the need for reserve funding for future projects. They currently do not have a line item for any legal expenses that might be incurred as part of the north gate roads project. McMurray ended his report by announcing the association advertised and sold the white van for $9800. Are You Lookin at Me? Jim Bagley, aesthetics committee chair, reported the committee is currently working on repainting four sections of the wall near the Northgate. Of concern is that sweating, caused by the higher grade of ground on the Shopping Center side of the wall, has caused the paint on The Landings side of the wall to blister. They’ve replaced a few dead plants and two dying

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plants near the gatehouse are also going to be replaced. Weeding and laying mulch in the flowerbeds outside The Landings should be completed before the next meeting. The committee was asked to look at the need to trim the trees hanging over the fence near West Marine. Down The Drain During and after the heavy rains on June 6, VP Jack Jost evaluated the drainage performance along all Landings roads and the nature trail. He reported that all systems seem to be fully operational with only minor problems. A full drainage report is available upon request. The Grass Is Always Greener Landscape chairman Joe Hennessey reported four vendors are bidding on the landscape maintenance contract that will expire soon. The bid deadline was June 15 and the committee will likely have a recommendation at the August meeting. He also said the committee replaced about 25 dwarf green island ficus shrubs on an island near the front gate, after being damaged by a vehicle in May. Needed weeding on Peregrine Point Dr. has been added to the maintenance list. On The Road Again George Niel: All known and scheduled road maintenance has been completed with the exception of a recently discovered large pot hole at Carriage House 2. Repairing it will cost $350. Excess asphalt will be used in other needed areas. Is It Safe? The LMA board voted on and approved authorizing the payment of a one time fee not to exceed $1200 for a drivers license swiping system. Safety and Security committee chairman, Bill Whitman described it as a swiping system that will store information in a data base from drivers licenses of both vendors and visitors. The gate attendant currently logs that information by hand. This will reduce traffic clogs at the gate by replacing a byhand logging system with a swiping electronic system. Board members briefly discussed issues related to severe storms and hurricanes. They identified three key areas of concern. Security of the development, removal of debris, and restoring power after the damaging weather passes. Whitman reported that the LMA has given the county “right of entry” to The Landings to clean up debris only, resulting from severe storms or a hurricane. Someone from the committee is going to look into issues related to the departure of security team members during a storm. EXCESS Joe Hennessy and Jim Bagley have volunteered to work with the school board to see what they plan to do with the landscaping in their parking lot.

President’s Column By Marie Jacaruso for Henry Rhodes Happy summer fellow Landins! Like many of our residents during the summer months, LMA President Henry Rhodes and Sara are enjoying time away visiting family and friends. Staying local is LMA President, marvelous with perfect Gulf Henry Rhodes temperatures, intermittent rain and sun yielding lush green lawns and foliage, and easy access to the wide variety of favorite and new places to discover in our tropical paradise. Whatever your summer plans, please take the opportunity to contemplate how you can get more involved with your association or the LMA. Pretty bold of me to jump right out there and suggest such an activity … but please, don’t have a weak constitution and stop reading my sincere message of need. Of course, I am not the first to proclaim that our beloved community requires your attention and commitment. For example, check out the Commentary and President’s Column in the March 2013 issue – a winning combination of call to action and appreciation! Simply put, we know our community is terrific and this sentiment is messaged by current residents, and former residents, and neighbors, and visitors, and so on. Our community requires residents to volunteer their leadership talent and govern. In general, people say they do not get involved because they are not asked. You are being asked! It is up to you to determine how best to respond. So, what are your talents and how can you get involved? Attend meetings and get to know current leadership and how things get done – determine how you can fit in. Contact LMA board members and committee chairs – determine how to get involved. Contact associations’ presidents and leadership – determine how to get involved. Tired of doing what you have always done? Challenge yourself to get involved in a new way and bring a fresh perspective. Back to my bold request … thanks for considering ways you can get involved – you did read through to the end and I am appreciative. Discover how your unique experiences and time can be best aligned with current and future needs. As previously announced, the next LMA Board of Directors meeting will be held on Thurs., Aug. 1 (no July meeting). Enjoy summer days around the Landings!

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LHA Meeting Notes Judy Greene, membership chair, reported that there were three home sales since the last meeting with some of the homes being sold before being multiple-listed. At the time of the meeting, there were four homes on the market. She also reported that in several instances, prospective purchasers had gotten the impression that young children might not be welcome at the Landings Racquet Club. Cindy Klein, Judy Greene and Dick Bayles (LRC President) will work on an effort to correct the situation.. The remainder of the brief meeting dealt with Landscaping and Architecture requests and violations. As is customary The Eagle redacts names and specific addresses unless a violation is raised to the hearing level. New Requests Pine Harrier Dr: The owner submitted samples for replacing the concrete driveway with pavers. The board approved the request. Pine Harrier Dr: The board discussed the owner’s plan for a fence between the owner’s property and a neighbor’s. The board confirmed that existing vegetation on the owner’s property can be trimmed to accommodate a fence that can be installed just inside the owner’s property line without the approval of the neighbor. Pine Harrier Cir: The owner requested approval to replace three existing windows with hurricaneproof windows. The board approved the request. Peregrine Point Cir E: The owner placed large rocks

 

just inside the property line adjacent to the street in an attempt to reduce the incursion of vehicles onto the lawn. The board will discuss possible right-ofway issues with an LMA board member, and will request that the rocks be moved further away from the roadway. The board was requested to approve a rear setback variance for an existing structure on Pine Harrier Cir. The board approved the request and authorized the President to execute all documentation required to record the variance. Progress on Outstanding Violations Peregrine Point Cir E: The condition of the roof remains a serious problem. Mr. Whitman will convene a hearing committee to approve a proposed fine for non-compliance with the roof repair/ replacement requirement. Pine Harrier Cir: Several violations exist, including a dead tree that needs to be removed and replaced, the wooden fence around the A/C unit must be replaced, the chimney as well as portions of the house stained by well water must be repainted, and the pool cage needs repair. A first letter was sent two months ago; a second notice of violation will be sent. Flicker Field Cir: A statue was placed on the front of the property without the approval of the LHA. A letter will be written requesting an application for approval or removal of the statue.

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4th Annual “School’s Out!” Ice Cream Social On May 23, Judy Greene and Tara Lamb, residents of The Landings and Realtors with Michael Saunders & Company, hosted their 4th Annual Schools Out! Ice Cream Social. A true community celebration, attendees ranged in age from just-about-to-beborn (an expectant mother was due that next week!) to nonagenarian Louise Greenfield. Attendees arrived by bike, car, skateboard and foot, and all partook in a delicious assortment of frozen treats throughout the late afternoon. Lots of kids and plenty of dogs (including Landin the community ambassador) were in attendance, adding to the festive atmosphere. A wonderful time was had by all…see you there next year!

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Condos in Common By Scott Diamond Just back from my regular colonoscopy screening and things could not have gone better. Dr. Colina and his staff at Bayview Surgery Center conducted their business as usual. Right before the procedure, someone in the operating room turns on the music and out comes a song by the 80’s Australian rock group, Men at Work. Fitting I thought for what was about to happen, but strangely enough, it was the first thing that I remembered after waking up; possibly due to the fact that this column would be due the next day. A large part of work done in Florida is subject to Florida Statute 558. We all know section 718 governs condominiums and a lot of you know that 617 relates to Not-forProfit Corporations which we refer to in some cases, but I’m afraid that 558 is not always on the top of everyone’s mind. In the event that an association is not satisfied with some recent construction work and payment is withheld, the vendor will quickly point to F.S. 558 if he now feels that he is the injured party. This mandated alternative dispute resolution in certain construction defect matters is supposed to reduce the need for litigation. The key is to allow the vendor the time to resolve the problem without furthering the legal process. Like the rather new, more expensive Movi-Prep that I had to drink prior to my procedure, the Board might consider spending a little extra time and

possibly a little more money toward some additional preparation in an effort to make sure that the project will go smoothly. Of course, the best laid plans… The bidding process is not always to blame. Even good RFP’s can bring unwanted results. Just remember when seeking competitive bids, you don’t have to accept low bids if you don’t think it is ultimately in the best interest of your association. Whether it’s routine medical or construction work gone awry, a schedule must be followed. I know if your repair or replacement project results are unacceptable and you are tempted to throw a vendor off the property, please resist until everything is in order for your protection. This might be the Propofol talking, but it would be better to try and settle your differences with the contractor and, if necessary, bring in someone else to finish the work in a more satisfactory manner just as long as everyone remains on the same page. Perhaps I’ve shared too much in order to make a point, so let’s not re-visit this topic for at least another five years.

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The Hidden Paintings of “Sybil’s” alternate “selves”

Shirley Mason’s true life story as portrayed by Sally Field Aquatic Forms #1 The painting was entitled “Aquatic Forms #1, Shirley A. Mason”, but the title and her signature was covered by tape. It is thought that Ms. Mason did this in order to conceal her identity.

Blue Is The Color of Love According to Nancy Preston, author of Life After Sybil... From the Words of Shirley Mason, this title was probably used by Shirley and her alternates more than once as they referred to various pieces of their art. One of the alternates called Mary, named after Miss Mason’s grandmother, referred to her first watercolor as “Blue is the color of love.”

Tall Masts The original of this work is unsigned and is attributed to one of the alternate selves. Boats are a common image among the works of Mason and the alternate selves. Arguable, boats were images depicting means of possible escape for Mason who sought relief from a world of isolation, entrapment and pain.

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Kids’ Corner

By Heidi Bodor

|Ellie Bodor, 12 years old 7th grader at Pine View School - Do you have any brothers or sisters? I have one little sister, Karina. - Do you have any pets? We have three cats and some fish. We also have five adorable foster kittens right now. If someone needs an adorable kitten, they could adopt one. - What do you like most about the Landings? Mostly the reduced traffic, compared to some other neighborhoods. I also like the trees and thick vegetation, and the animals, like turtles, snakes, and spiders. - What are your favorite books? That’s a hard question - probably either the Harry Potter series, the Eragon Inheritance Cycle, the Witch and Wizard series, or the Maximum Ride series. I’m reading a series called the Mortal Instruments right now, and it might also be a possible candidate. - What are your favorite sports? I love mountain biking. Sometimes I go to a mountain biking park at Balm-Boyette, about 45 minutes from the Landings. Most of the trails there are singletrack and all are unpaved, rated like ski runs green circle (easiest), blue square, black diamond, and double black diamond (most advanced). - What do you do in your spare time? I play a popular and addictive videogame called Minecraft or make stuff out of copper wire and whatever else is on my desk while listening to music. I love music. I also take tennis lessons on Thursdays at the Racquet Club. Usually I go biking, but I prefer biking at Balm-Boyette rather than the Landings, though, because there’s no cars to watch out for and no smooth pavement or asphalt to be bored to death on. - What do you want to be when you grow up? I haven’t really decided yet. - What was your favorite trip? Probably the trip from last summer. We traveled to six countries – Germany, Croatia, Switzerland, Austria, England, and Liechtenstein. Croatia was one of the highlights of the trip. We went snorkeling and I caught a cuttlefish- a type of squid. This cuttlefish wasn’t too happy with being caught, so it grabbed my left middle finger with its tentacles and bit me. It was probably my favorite part of the trip, but it’s closebar between the cuttlefish experience, the dessert items in Germany, and the enormous European bullfrogs in Krka National Park in Croatia. - What’s your favorite food? I don’t have one, but I really like bacon and quality cake. - If you could be any animal, what would you be? DISCOUNT DISCOUNT Maybe a jackalope if they were real, but with being bunny-sized comes the risk of getting carried PRESCRIPTION PRESCRIPTION off by a hawk, falcon, or eagle. SERVICES SERVICES

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Unexpected Surprises When Traveling By Dee Ricapito Did you ever travel half way around the world and get an unexpected highlight on your travels? Two years ago in January, we flew to Hong Kong waiting for our ship to take us through Asia. We stayed in a wonderfully modern hotel and took part in a tea ceremony then walked through Victoria park in the center of Hong Kong where everyone was celebrating the New Year. We enjoyed people watching and especially talking with the younger people since they were anxious to practice the English language they learned in school. It was like a day at the fair in the Year of the Rabbit. Then we boarded our cruise ship which took us to Taipei, where you wouldn’t believe the second largest building would be located there with 101 floors above the ground, and 5 floors below. Not far from there we visited the huge Chaing Kai Chek Memorial where we took photos. Then we spotted this elaborately ornate, colorful DaLong Dong Bauan Temple and enjoyed watching the people worship. Taiwan, Manila, Malaysia, Borneo, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Bangkok were all stops our Nautica, Oceania ship made. BUT NONE OF THESE PLACES WERE THE UNEXPECTED HIGHLIGHT!

The Manila American Cemetary and Memorial, where there are 17,097 Headstones in a circular pattern around a Wall of Missing Persons honoring 36,286 of those missing who gave their lives in the service of their country.

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It happened when we docked in the Manila Bay and went to the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. Spoke to a helpful woman. We told her Ralph’s Uncle Al was killed in the Philippines and we thought he might have been buried there. She looked it up on her computer in her little office, and gave Ralph a print-out of him, his service record, and the additional information that his body was shipped back to the U.S. and he was buried in Beverly N.J. Ralph was only 6 years old at the time of his death. The print-out also included Ralph’s other Uncle Joe, who Ralph knew all of his young and adult life. This print-out was so thorough, it included where and when his uncle Joe was buried, which Ralph correctly knew. It was truly an unexpected moving experience for us. We felt proud of our country and said, “God bless America and the importance it places on our fallen.” Ending on a happy note, we took a bus from there to the largest Mall in Asia, where Ralph got the best hair cut ever. We noticed that we found happy people everywhere.

In Victoria Park at the Fair celebrating the Chinese New Year. Lucky visit that day.


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1. What is Hyperbaric Chamber Oxygen Therapy? Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber. This type of therapy has been around for over a century and is better known for treating the bends, a common diving injury. Over time oxygen was found to be a very essential therapy. Pressurized delivery of oxygen pushes the oxygen beyond the red blood cells, which carry it to the body. Oxygen dissolves in plasma, reaching places the red blood cells can not normally reach. Oxygen promotes healing, improves immune system function and helps recovery from hypoxic accidents (strokes for example). HOT is often used for vascular problems, inflammation (such as pancreatitis) and all wound healing (trauma and/or post surgery). Here in Sarasota, pet owners have the luxury of having HOT accessible at Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists. 2. My friend’s dog was recently diagnosed with heart problem and was sent to a specialist in cardiology. I did not know that veterinary medicine had specialists. What other specialties are there? Veterinary medicine has come a long way since James Herriot’s times. There are a lot of specialties available. The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (www.acvim.org) is home to the specialties of oncology (cancer), internal medicine (both small and large animals), cardiology and neurology. The American College of Veterinary Surgery (www.acvs.org) is home to both large animal and small animal surgery specialties. Note that nowadays we have even more specializations, including orthopedics, soft tissue surgery, and even minimally invasive interventions (laparoscopy, arthroscopy, catheterizations for hearts and other organs, stent placements and more.) Additionally, we now have the following specialties: Emergency and Critical Care (American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, www.acvecc.org), Ophthalmology (www.acvo.org), Dermatology (www.acvd.org.) Specialties, such as Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, and Chiropractic are also becoming more and more defined. Thus, if your pet needs specialty care, chances are it is available.

Dr. Chauvet earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, completed a small animal medicine/surgery internship at the University of Illinois in Urbana and finished her residency in neurology/neurosurgery at the University of California, Davis. She has been trained in small animal rehabilitation by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute of Wellington, Florida and is known internationally for her specialized work in the relatively rare field of veterinary neurology speaking to, training, and consulting with veterinary practices and organizations globally.

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Hi my name is Gypsy – named after the sailing vessel “Sea Gypsy”. Sea Gypsy was my first home after I was adopted from the Cat Depot seven years ago. Captain George told me that one of my crew duties would be to keep dock rats away when we were tied up at a marina. He told me that the year before whilst in the Bahamas a nasty dock rat came on board during the night and started chewing on his foot. The Admiral was no help as she locked herself in her cabin. I promised him that would not happen on “my watch” . Living on a sailboat was rather scary in the beginning but I soon adapted and found my sea legs. Sailing in heavy seas was challenging but I discovered a safe place to hide

on a stack of towels in the forward head (bathroom). The best part of sailing for me was at the end of the day when we would anchor. I loved laying on the bow sprit watching the fish jump around me . I was on “anchor watch” but had plenty of time to check out all the different bird species on the shore. I spent three years living on board sailing the Cheasapeake My sailing days are now over and I am enjoying retirement. I am no longer a “boat cat”. I am now the “Feline Princess”. I have a beautiful view of the preserve behind my condo on Starling Drive. I just love being on my leash laying on our patio . There is so much activity out there what with all the bird and animal life - not to talk about the amazing number of insects and geckos – truly fascinating. I am indeed blessed to be living in paradise with my loving owners George and Patricia Decker.

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The Recipe Corner |The “Kitchen Ladies” Recipe of the Month Compiled by Dee Ricapito

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Brown topping ingredients, cool. Watch the seeds and nuts, they burn easily. Bring dressing ingredients to boil for one minute. Cool. Combine cabbage, onions, dressing, topping and toss. Add dressing just before serving, as the salad needs to be crunchy.

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Around The Landings |Memorial Day BBQ Recap

Photos by Jeff Crotty

The Landings Racquet Club held its annual Memorial Day BBQ Monday, May 27th. This is the biggest event at the Club every year. Over 120 people came out to enjoy the traditional BBQ fare. Before the food was served, we had a small presentation led by Jerry Welch and Bob Fernander. All of the Veterans in attendance were recognized by their branch and rank. Bob gave a brief history of Memorial Day and the service songs medley was played. The presentation was wrapped up with a group sing-along of God Bless America accompanied by Lenora Jost on the piano. Everyone present was treated to a plethora of food including burgers, kosher hotdogs, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, cupcakes, cookies, beer, water and soda. For the second time in recent memory, we had a visit from the Sarasota County Fire Department due to the BBQ smoke from the grills setting off a smoke detector in the Clubhouse. Jerry Welch Thank you to employees Gary Bowen and Edvin Aldana for manning the grills and to Gary’s wife Tina and daughter Teagan for helping Kevin behind the bar. Thanks also goes out to Sam McGowan and Niecie Handelman for helping in the kitchen before and after the party. Our resident photographer, Jeff Crotty captured all the fun with his camera. Thanks again to everyone that helped make the party a success. It wouldn’t be the same without all the volunteer help.

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Around The Landings |MEMORIAL DAY AT THE LANDINGS The Landings Racquet Club was host to the Memorial Day celebration in honor of our fallen veterans and to show our appreciation to those veterans present who have served their country honorably. Kevin Lechlitner and his staff provided a delicious traditional BBQ dinner, free to wartime veterans, in the patriotically decorated Lakeside clubhouse. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Colonel (Retired) Bob Fernander addressed 120 Landings residents and guests about the meaning and history of Memorial Day. About those we honor, those who gave the ultimate sacrifice he said “They were ordinary people who were called to serve a cause larger than one’s self”. Addressing the service members families he said “We can name buildings and monuments after them, give them medals, and honor them for their bravery, but nothing can replace the void in the souls of the loved ones left behind”. Following his address Colonel (Retired) Jerry Welch introduced by name and branch of service, each Landings veteran present and those who passed the previous year. Everyone joined in the singing of the Service Songs followed by “God Bless America” accompanied on piano by Lenora Jost.

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|Phillippi Estate Park Phillippi Estate Park will have no scheduled events in July, August or September. However, the park is open to the public from 6 a.m. until midnight seven days of the week for Landings residents to enjoy. There are shoreline trails offering wonderful birding and photographic opportunities. Behind the Gazebo is a ¼ mile loop in a coast hammock, and the Gazebo is available for picnics and parties. The playground has innovative equipment to delight children and the canoe/kayak launch is always Mansion will resume on Wednesday, October 2 popular. The Edson Keith Mansion will be closed when the Phillippi Farmhouse Market re-opens for until the end of August for installation of a climate its 5th season. control system. Free tours of the Edson Keith

Racquet Club News |Tennis Tips

By Joe Venezia

Wear your tennis whites and join us for the Breakfast At Wimbledon Round Robin Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 8:00AM. We’ll play some fun tennis and then watch the Ladies Final. We will continue the tradition of enjoying scones and strawberries and cream. Who can resist Cynthia Wendell’s delicious whipped cream topping? Even if you don’t play

tennis, feel free to join us for breakfast. Check in the Pro Shop for the sign up sheet. Hope to see you there! It’s nice to see a lot of the courts still in use in the mornings. Cardio classes and clinics are in full swing. Remember, if you would like to work on your game, give me a call 941-993-2628 and I’ll get you on my schedule. See you on the courts........

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Racquet Club News |President’s Report By Richard Bayles We continue to attract new members with the Fitness Center being their initial focus. I have received indications from Realtors showing properties in The Landings that, based on comments from some of our members, prospective owners are questioning how welcome children are at our Club,. I will go out of my way to reassure them that young families are important to the future of The Landings community, and hence the Club, and they will be welcomed with open arms. I trust our members will join me in reinforcing this attitude. Events for July and August are at their seasonal low. There will be the annual Breakfast at Wimbledon round robin and breakfast scheduled for the Women’s finals. See the Memorial Day article elsewhere in this edition that documents significant Landings residents’ participation in the event. We are taking the opportunity in the summer to perform a lot of remedial maintenance and property improvements, including plantings, roof washings and court renovations. By the start of the upcoming prime season, we will have completed the upgrading of our Wi-Fi capability to provide good coverage throughout the facility. Enjoy your summer.

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The major resurfacing project on courts 3 & 4 was completed in June and they are playing beautifully. We always get compliments on the wonderful condition of our courts from any nonmembers that get to play on them. Everyone from the Father/ Son teams to relatives of members feel our courts are special. I believe there are several reasons for this. First and foremost is the maintenance knowledge of the staff. They care about the condition of the courts and take pride in their work. Secondly, our courts don’t receive the abuse from constant play and poor maintenance that some other clubs have to contend with. Another major plus we have is a Board of Directors that allow me the leeway in the budget to properly maintain our courts. All these things combined are the secret recipe for a great surface to play tennis on. That being said, I’d like to ask for your help in keeping our courts in top notch shape. If your match ends after 4:00 PM, please brush the court when you are finished. This will help keep the court smooth and playing well. If the courts aren’t brushed after a match and get watered, all the slides and ball marks become scars in the surface. It takes a lot of time and energy to get

the court back to normal once this happens. For your convenience, there is always a brush hanging on the fence for every set of courts. Thank you in advance for playing a role in keeping our courts in pristine condition. Even though this is a slower time of year, I still suggest you call in advance for court reservations. With two courts at a time offline for the summer resurfacing project, even midday court times can be scarce due to the afternoon watering schedule. Chances are, if there isn’t a reservation scheduled, the courts will be watered. Feel free to call as late as the morning you want to play. This way you are guaranteed to have a court to play on. You are rolling the dice if you just show up. The annual Memorial Day BBQ was a hit as usual. Over 120 people came out to celebrate the day. For a full recap, please see the complete article in this month’s issue of the Eagle. The next social event on the calendar is the Wimbledon & Whites tennis round robin. It takes place the morning of July 6th with a social round robin followed by strawberries and cream in the Lakeside Clubhouse. We plan to have live matches on the big screen from Wimbledon. The sign-up sheet is on Joe’s counter in the Pro Shop.

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Congratulations goes to Londoners Richard and Barbra Posner on a solid expat achievement; 10 years in business. (Here is their story.) In their own words; “We wanted to serve America with the best of British foods”, Richard told me. “We relocated to Sarasota from London in 1990 and the first 10 plus years, in a different business, we thoroughly integrated into the American way of life and food. Then we started missing the British specialties we enjoyed on trips home – pasties, sausage rolls and pork pies, back bacon and good old British Bangers etc. We bought some of the frozen pies and sausages from our local Florida supermarkets but were disappointed and sure someone could do better. Why not us? We were former experienced and successful restaurateurs in the West End of London, serving thousands a week including the famous and infamous – even Princess Diana and Prince William, so skilled in high quality foodservice production. On selling our previous business in Sarasota 2001 it was decided almost instantly to return to the vocation and develop a range of authentic tasting and upscale British products that our fellow expat Brit countrymen and Commonwealth cousins could really enjoy and actually be proud of. It was a major challenge to source US vendors to supply authentic flavored components like pork banger sausages and other essentials, but we finally succeeded, working with vendors from local to North Carolina, or anyone who could supply “the best”. After a year of intensive research into recipes, sources and resources, we located, developed and opened the 4 & 20 Pasty Company in 2003. But only offering traditional Cornish Pasties is boring and unlikely to be successful in creating a market, so why just stop there? Why not wrap a whole range of pie favorites, include vegetarians, a few sweet desserty ones as well into a fine pastry case. People love to eat on the go and a hot, baked Pasty Pie in a great outdoor jacket is an excellent way to eat a (much healthier) To-Go meal. We use only the finest freshest ingredients, without preservatives, MSG or chemical enhancements, being chefs after all, not chemists. And the pastry? Experimenting

with American lard it was tough, too crunchy and oddly flavored, so we developed and make a buttery, flakey pastry from scratch, gaining endless compliments. We served our pasty pies and specialties in the bakery hot to-go and frozen for re-heating anytime later, which kicked off a storm in Sarasota. Soon snowbirds asked us to ship, so in 2005, we created our website and started shipping freezer packages all over the States. They started telling their friends, both expat and American, and asked their local Britstore to stock our products so individual ship costs wouldn’t be such a problem. This can only be done under Federal USDA supervision, so in 2007 we were granted our USDA production certificates. Now we have successful stockists in Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and Naples Florida and other cities, plus a start with The Fresh Market group, who sought us out. For six years we won “Best Fast food in Sarasota” by the Creative Loafing local newspaper and a USA Bronze Medal in the UK’s Weekly Telegraph worldwide Best of British competition. “ Challenges: “But it has certainly not been a smooth, easy ride. Firstly, America at large knows nothing (or cares little) about Pasties or their benefits/pleasures, and seem to have proved as suspicious of “foreign food” as Brits used to be in the 50s. They also call them “Paystees”, which is confusing and uncomplimentary. (We tell them that if that was correct, the lurex might stick in their teeth!) They’re “Passtees!” Plus we’ve had to work through the recession as well, like most. A number of our Britstore customers went under in the last four years with insufficient business and with competition from some supermarkets carrying staple Brit groceries in the “Ethnic Aisle” which rather amused us. This limits our market and we’re not out of the woods quite yet. Shipping charges have also continuously risen in line with gas prices, limiting growth. But in spite of this, we have refused to compromise our quality or our mission – to provide the source of standout British foods for customers so no Brit need be here without a ready source of their finest, most authentic British-style favourites, supplied with competence, good service and smiles. 4&20 Pasty Co., 5638 Swift Rd., 941-927-1421

Hi Guys, Landin here again. Just to get you caught up with what’s been going on: First of all, as I have been out on my walks, everyone has been saying “Look at how big he is getting!” Naturally I just assumed they were referring to my person (He does need to cut back a bit) but to my surprise, they were talking about me. I already had to get a new big coat for when I go out in public I think it has something to do with my magic food bowl. Every time I eat from it I get bigger! The other thing is how well I am learning my commands Everybody says “ He is so smart” On this one, I know they are talking about me and not my person! I know you all just celebrated some very special holidays, MEMORIAL DAY, FLAG DAY and probably by the time you read this INDEPENDENCE DAY. I learned some new words; Honor, Sacrifice, Courage, Freedom, Bravery, Responsibility and Love. These must be some very important commands that you people learn. (I guess sit, stay and down aren’t all that difficult after all) OK here’s the thing, you also celebrated Father’s Day. I did a little research and found out you people buy ties as gifts for your dads. So I got one for my dad. As it turns out, I guess dogs have little use for ties. There must be some kind of a joke about it because my people were laughing so hard I thought they were going to have an accident in the house! Speaking of jokes… I have some K9 comedy for you Where do you take a dog if he gets his hind end caught in a door? To a retail store! (Get it! re-tail !) Anyhow, just remember: MY NAME IS LANDIN AND I WAS BORN TO BE A GUIDE DOG! I am working really hard, having a lot of fun and taking the time to stop and smell the flowers! Oh! The other thing I really need to tell you is.. TO BE CONTINUED……………..

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Turtle’s On Little Sarasota Bay does it all right: good food, great service, plus a spectacular bayfront dining vista. With 26 years of experience, the south Siesta Key landmark has endured and surpassed the test of time. The restaurant/bar/pub/outside dining locale is located on Little Sarasota Bay at about the southernmost tip of Siesta Key, or by boat off Marker 48. As the mission statement of the restaurant states, “It is our goal to combine the charm of this romantic waterfront setting with a dedication to offering only the freshest seafood and other fine cuisine at reasonable prices in a casual, friendly atmosphere.” Turtles floor-to-ceiling windows face Little Sarasota Bay. Tropical colors on walls combine with the blue-green waters of the bay and the lush mangroves. Mirrors make the 260-seat restaurant seem even larger, yet scattered seating and a large bar plus expansive outdoor seating make the place seem cozy. The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, plus a Sunday brunch. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner from 3 p.m. to closing. There is also an early bird special from 3-5 p.m. daily with a select menu at reduced prices and happy hour specials from 3-6 p.m. daily. Sunday brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch and dinner fare is very similar, with dinner prices a few dollars more. Lunch runs heavier on sandwiches, with dinner naturally featuring a more entrée options. Now for the food.

Lunch specialties, at $7, are probably the best deal. Popular is the Gulf of Mexico Mahi-Mahi sliders, two substantial pieces of tasty, flaky fish served with a variety of sides. Also good is the Cheeseburger in Paradise and the popular Chivito Steak Sandwich with its Spanish flair. All lunch specials are served with a choice of fries, house potato chips, onion strings, or cole slaw. Also popular for lunch at Turtles is Shrimp & Crab Scampi. The pasta dish is served with rolls and a house salad. Dinner starters offer 17 items from which to choose. Popular is Ahi Tuna and a Maine Lobster Cake, both at $8. Salad lovers seem to love the Fresh Large Garden Salad with grilled chicken or haddock, priced at $11 and served with rolls. “Simple Sensations” are priced at $12. The selections, with rolls and either fresh vegetable or starch, include Orange Pecan Chicken, Yankee Pot Roast, Saint Louis Style Spare Ribs, or Potato Crusted Haddock. Dinner specialties number 14. Popular is Coconut Crusted Mahi-Mahi at $16, Gulf Grouper Oscar at $20, Black Angus Prime Rib in a 10-ounce size ($22) or 12-ounce for $26. Sunday brunch is $8.99. Eggs and corned beef hash, Turtles Blueberry French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, Shrimp & Crab Au Gratin … there are 17 items to choose

Dining on the deck at Turtles provides a panoramic view of Little Sarasota Bay. Photo by Paul Roat

from, plus the complimentary mimosa, bloody mary, or orange juice. Early Bird costs $10.99 to $13.99. Entrees include Sapper New Orleans, Sole Picatta, Florida Grouper, or Filet Mignon, among others. Turtles is on Little Sarasota Bay on Siesta Key, 8875 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, phone number 941-3462207, fax 941-346-3125, Web site turtlesrestaurant.com. There is a full bar. All major credit cards are accepted. After 26 years, Turtles is definitely a place that’s got it right when it comes to dining.

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Starwatch

By Dr. Albert L.Weeks

|WOBBLY WORLD Some kids--the lucky ones--learned in elementary school that Earth does not rotate smoothly like a spinning gyro. Our planet wobbles like a toy top whose spin is slowing down. This fact, known among professional astronomers as “precession,” has a devastating effect on a lot of things many of us take for granted. Among them is the lore about Stonehenge in England or the Mayan, so-called “observatory” at Chitzen Itza, Mexico. Earth’s wobble over the centuries (precession) cancels the romantic belief that the alleged “Archeoastronomy” of ignorant ancient Egyptians, Druids, or New World Indians challenged the hard knowledge of 17th-century geniuses like Newton or Halley. Precession also confounds our convenient use of the North Star as a navigation aid. Point a camera at the North Star (Polaris) for several hours and the resulting photograph will show that Polaris has drawn an orbit-like circle in the photograph. In other words, Earth’s North Pole is not directly under the North Star. Instead, Polaris has veered over time almost a whole degree of celestial distance off its position directly over the North Pole.. This separation, moreover, is growing larger decade after decade. Eventually, there will no star bright enough in the circumpolar region of the sky in the Northern Hemisphere for navigators to use for orientation. Far worse is the situation in the Southern Hemisphere. Folks down under have no “South Star” at all. The nearest thing to a pointer toward the South Pole is the constellation of the Southern Cross (or Crux). But this collection of stars is several degrees off due south. People vacationing in the southeastern Caribbean can spot Crux low on the southern horizon. They will be disappointed when they compare the Southern Cross to our bright constellation of the Northern Cross, or Cygnus the Swan. The latter got its name in pre-Christian times. Its bright alpha-star is Deneb, an aerial navigator’s standby. It also points toward Polaris. Besides the effect of precession is the fact that the terrestrial wobble also throws off azimuths (compass points) and rising/setting times of celestial bodies as observed from Earth. As, for instance, exactly where the Sun would be on the eastern horizon as it rises on the first morning of spring (Vernal Equinox). A correcton has to be made poeriuodically for precession. This in

turn means that whatever the circular placement of the stones on the Salisbury Plain may have meant centuries ago at Stonehenge, the stones cannot have served as truly accurate markers for celestial events. This, obviously, is because Earth’s wobble under the heavens (about which these ignorant people knew nothing) distorts over time the positions and the rising/setting dates and times of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars as observed from Stonehenge, at the pyramids in Egypt, etc. What tourists believe they perceive today (thanks to touristic blurb) about the ancient peoples’ “science” is illusory. Whatever the superstitious builders (who believed in celestial animal spirits, not mathematics) of these mysterious circles of stones intended, it certainly was not any precise measurement of events in the coelestium--at least , not of the type achieved by the likes of Kepler, Flamsteed, Galileo, or Halley let alone by the celestial-mechanical laws of Isaac Newton or Einstein’s theories of relativity. I once visited Stonehenge. There I met an Oxford don who like me was skeptical as he walked around the site. He puzzled over the arrangement of the stones. I noted to the professor, who had reached the same conclusion, that I could place myself arbitrarily toward the stones in such a way as to establish at will whatever “azimuths” I wanted to assume by simply positioning myself here or there as I changed my perspective As the don observed bluntly: “It’s a lot of buncombe, you know. This ancient, so-called ‘science.’ It’s mere tourism.” Ironically, the same thought was expressed to me at Chichen Itza by a professor astronomy at the University of Mexico. Looking at the staircase on the famous Mayan pyramid there, we both noticed that the famous “shadow of the serpiente” fell along the balistrade not only at sunset on the Vernal Equinox but also on several other days as well! So, the touristic lore about the Mayan observance of the precise arrival of spring at the end of March was certainly not calculated with any accuracy (incidentally, the words “calculus” and “calculate” are related to Latin for “stone.”) Nor did the

“descending apparition of the serpent” mark anything more than romantic advertising by the tourist outfit that attracts people to the site on the Yucatan Peninsula on March 20/21 each year.. What we’re dealing with here is not science but scientism. It’s in the same league with UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, Little Green Men, Big Foot, PanSpermism, Hollywood “docudrama” (as, say, about JFK or Abraham Lincoln) and, sad to say, NASA PR about “ life on Mars.” As to the latter, early December last year the Houston Hucksters (which is not an NFL football team) put out the word to our ET-hungry media that the rover on the Red Planet had a surprise in store for us earthlings. It would, they said. soon be revealed.. About ten days later came this “surprise” a fizzle in the form of a confession that a Martian “soil” (sorry, Mars has no “soil,” only volcanic ash) sample had turned up “carbon” that, unfortunately, had probably been carried to the planet from organically-rich Earth. The same kind of mistake has been made in analyses of meteorites in which it was first claimed “organic material” had been found in the samples that fell to Earth.. The bottom line here is this. We have let science (and I include pharmaceutical science) in our country become so over-the-top that pop-sci is taking the place of hard science. Science writers are even coming out with such nonsense that PSA testing for prostate cancer is “dangerous”! Whatever danger comes from such at times necessary testing is in the way the data are interpreted, not the test themselves. Which should be obvious. Besides the expansive scientism of these outerspace trips to the burnt-out clinker we call Mars is the multibillion-dollar expense of such exploration. The jejune glee shown on TV by excited NASA spokespersons only points up the superficiality of the enterprise. Landin and author Dr. Weeks is professor emeritus, NYU, and a former staffer on Newsweek’s Science Desk. He writes on science and world politics

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Are You Aware? |Last month, Governor Rick Scott signed SB 1770 into law, which reforms the state’s largest insurance company, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, a taxpayer backed entity. Govenor Scott’s full statement reads as follows: “This legislation will bring much needed reforms to better protect the taxpayers who support Citizens Property Insurance. This legislation requires Citizens to have an Inspector General that they cannot fire, follow state purchasing guidelines, and disclose potential surcharges with each policy renewal notice. It also requires Citizens to implement a clearinghouse to ensure Floridians no longer subsidize those with private insurance options. Additionally, this law helps protect the environment by removing subsidies for new construction in environmentally sensitive coastal areas. “With this legislation now in place, I am asking Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel to immediately join with other Cabinet offices and begin a nationwide search for the new Citizens Inspector General. This new Inspector General will be accountable to the Cabinet and will not be an entity Citizens can fire, as they did with their old compliance officers. A strong Inspector General is needed to provide independent oversight at Citizens and to end the fraud, waste, and abuse which has plagued Citizens for too long. “I have previously requested and reviewed Inspector General Reports on the egregious travel expenses at Citizens and the termination of their compliance office.

Sarasota History It seems somehow ironic that the iconic Selby name today is renown in Sarasota history, yet historically Bill and Marie Selby were virtually unknown during their 60-plus years in the city. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, an 11-acre tract of lush landscaping on Sarasota Bay just south of Downtown, is probably the most visible of the pair’s presence in the community. The gardens celebrates its anniversary July 7, the date in 1975 when it opened to the public. A more important contribution to the region, though, comes through the William and Marie Selby Foundation, a multi-million endowment Bill established in 1955. Interest from the investment goes to grants and programs that enhance education, the arts, youth and children, libraries, health services, and programs in support of the aged. Bill and Marie Selby first visited Sarasota in 1909, a year after their wedding. The rugged village on Sarasota Bay appealed to the couple, who came back winter after winter — at one point living on a houseboat at the foot of Main Street — and eventually building a home on seven acres of bayfront property. Marie was the daughter of an oil drilling equipment inventor and an accomplished pianist. Bill was a partner in the family business, Selby Oil and Gas Co., which later merged to form Texaco Oil Co. The pair were outdoorspeople, based on Marie’s geological excursions with her father and Bill’s search for oil and natural gas. Their hands-on approach to the great ourdoors and mechanical bent led them to mimic the first cross-country automobile race.

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The IG reports confirmed what most of us already knew – Citizens needs serious reform in order to instill the public confidence that should belong to the state’s largest insurance company, which is supported by Florida taxpayers. “We called for Citizens to make immediate changes to their travel guidelines to bring them in line with official state travel restrictions, which do not reimburse for the purchase of alcohol. We called on them to further change their travel policy so it prohibited any international travel and permitted only essential employees to attend board meetings. We called on them to give back the outrageous pay raises they doled out to their executives last year. And, we called for the creation of an independent statutory IG to enforce existing rules at Citizens and force them to make additional reforms, which this legislation will finally begin today. Disappointingly, Citizens has still not returned the lavish pay raises it doled out to its executives last year. “With this legislation, Citizens will now have to follow state guidelines for purchasing commodities. Because they oversee millions of dollars in contracts, this reform is long overdue. State purchasing guidelines will help ensure a high level of transparency and competition. “Senate Bill 1770 also prohibits new construction

commencing after July 1, 2014 from Citizens coverage if it is built in high-risk, environmentally sensitive coastal areas. This commonsense step eliminates public insurance subsidies for new coastal constructions with a high risk of storm losses. This reform also has the added benefit of protecting environmentally sensitive areas from further development. “Finally, in light of the risk transfer agreement Citizens executed last week with only four days public notice, the company should further reform their existing policies to require a minimum seven days notification of a public meeting. This commonsense reform would bring Citizens’ policies in line with the state’s Administrative Procedures Act, which directs agencies to publish their agenda at least seven days in advance. This is another area where Citizens should come in line with existing state policies and not be given special treatment. “I am grateful for the leadership of Senators Simmons and Richter, Representatives Holder and Nelson, and the Legislature for their work on SB 1770. While this law will not be a cure-all for Citizens’ many problems, it makes important reforms to improve this taxpayer backed organization.”

|Selby Gardens opening anniversary July 7 The pair beat the official race time by six days, in so doing awarding Marie the honor of being the first woman to cross the United States by car. In Sarasota, “the Selbys kept a low public profile,” according to the Sarasota Historical Society. “Bill Selby’s business interests took him out of town. Marie’s horticultural interests focused on their home. “After establishing a ranch on 3,000 acres southeast of Myakka City, Bill oversaw a herd of Angus cattle and Marie rode the horses she kept there.” Marie was a founding member of the Sarasota Garden Club, and the pair both joined the Sarasota Yacht Club. That was pretty much their social circle. “Living here was a personal choice dictated by their love of nature and the outdoors in an affinity the couple shared from the beginning of their lives together,” Kay Kipling wrote in Sarasota Magazine regarding the Selbys. “In 1921, the Selbys built a Spanish-style, two-story house among the laurel and banyan trees on several acres of land bordering Sarasota Bay and Hudson Bayou,” Kipling continued. In 1941, they also bought a 3,000acre ranch in Desoto County, where cattle were raised and Marie’s love of horseback riding was indulged. Acquaintances recall that the unpretentious Marie was more often seen in her riding gear than in any fancy party dresses. “Roses were Marie’s favorite flower — a surprise, perhaps, to those who think of her namesake gardens more in terms of orchids — and a large rose garden figured prominently in her landscaping design for the Selby property.” The lack of ostentation is evident at the Selby property.

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The Selby’s home was planned as a gatehouse, but as Sarasota Magazine explained, “Marie always postponed building anything grander; the large Southern Colonial house on the Selby Gardens property was not built by the Selbys, but by their neighbor Calvin Payne, and was acquired by the gardens in 1973.” Bill died in December 1956. Marie kept to her gardens, her horses, and herself until her death in 1971. Her legacy is her gardens, today a sprawling 11-acre tract that houses a plant collection numbering more than 20,000 greenhouse plants, plus countless more outdoors. According to the gardens, “eight greenhouses include the stunning Tropical Conservatory where unusual flora can be seen year round. The Botany Department provides headquarters for the Bromeliad, Gesneriad, and Orchid Research Centers, and the Selby Gardens’ Herbarium and Molecular Laboratory.” More than 180,000 visitors tour the grounds annually. Marie was generous in her contributions to the community above and beyond gardens and foundation. As Kipling wrote, “Accounts abound of how Marie would, when she felt sympathy for a cause the foundation did not respond to, give of her own private resources. ‘Let me take care of that one,’ she would say in her quiet way. On a public scale, she was one of only a few individuals to give money to the construction of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.” Selby Gardens, Selby Library, the Selby Foundation, Selby Gallery, Selby Five Points Park — think how the face of Sarasota would look without the presence of a quiet ephemeral couple from years past with a tremendous impact today.


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Bill & Norma Abel opened in April 2011 with a mission to offer the South Sarasota, Palmer Ranch, Siesta Key residents and tourists a nationally award winning premium ice cream at a competitive price with generous portions. Abel’s Florida made ice cream brand is the recipient of 14 national awards issued by the National Ice Cream Retailers Association since 2009. Sarasota’s best specialty ice cream flavor, Spumoni (swirled pistachio, chocolate and cherry ice cream, almonds and a special blend of fruits) awarded to Abel’s in the July 2012 issue of Sarasota Magazine. Most recently Siesta Key Chamber honored Abel’s Ice Cream with its 2012 Small Business of the Year Award. Abel’s hot fudge, malted milk shakes and Dreamsicle flavor ice cream will remind you of the product quality from the 1960’s drug store soda fountain era. Other historical menu favorites include root beer floats, ice cream sodas, banana splits and brownie sundaes. Of the 36 flavors offered including two no sugar added and two frozen yogurts, the 3 best sellers are: • Stellar Coffee - Rich coffee ice cream with fudge and mini dark chocolate coffee cups. • Raspberry Truffle - Raspberry ice cream with raspberry ribbon & dark chocolate raspberry cups. • Coconut Almond Fudge - Tropical coconut ice cream with fudge ribbon & whole roasted almonds.

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View From The Gate

by Dr. Albert L. Weeks

Compiled by: Capt. Jordan M. Joseph, Landings Security & Safety

There were a total of 98 Incidents reported for the month of May 2013. They are as follows: 2 Reported Animal Problems • Non-resident dog found wandering off Pine Harrier Cir. › Returned to owner • Resident’s dog found wandering off Flicker Field Cir. › Returned to owner 1 Assist Other Agency • Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office on site ref: Stolen Cell Phone › Phone stolen form student at Riverview High School › Phone tracked via GPS signal to Landings residence › Phone returned to owner, no arrest made 1 Reported Disturbance • Loud music complaint › Patrol officer made contact, music turned down 2 Found Property Reports • Car Keys reported in both incidents › Lexus car keys found off Pine Harrier Circle › Toyota car keys found at the LRC 14 Incidents of Illegal Parking noted • Vehicles illegally parked are no longer tagged › Officer safety & liability concerns 6 Informational Reports filed • Off-site request for information, referred to public records search • After hours escort of bank official made to unoccupied residence • Notification made of decedent to next of kin • Notification of bicycles left out overnight • Landings Management Association advised of after hours work being done • Maintenance request ref: Light out

1 Lock Out Assist • Guest locked out of residence › Locksmith called 56 Open Doors noted • All noted to be Garage Doors › Open Garage doors delay patrol from 5 to 7 min each stop 3 Patrol Requests made by residents • Each request was made in reference to a suspicious person noted › Suspicious persons were not located in each incident 3 Property Damage Incidents • Unexplained damage to foliage in median strip • Stop sign in need of repair • Unexplained damage to mailbox 3 Public Service reports generated • Storm drains cleared of debris • Pot hole area ‘coned off’ • Roadway cleared of obstruction 3 Reckless Driver incidents • 1 Incident of an SUV nearly striking a bicyclist near the LRC • 2 Incidents of delivery trucks excessive speeds › Both incidents severe enough to report to respective company branch offices. ▪ 42 MPH in a 15 MPH zone ▪ 31 MPH in a 15 MPH zone 2 Trespassing incidents • Vehicle ‘tailgating’ in behind resident at Main Gate • Vehicle entry against direction from the duty officer › Resident advised 1 Vehicle Accident • Construction equipment rear ended resident entry vehicle at Main Gate

The ATS Speed Sentry was deployed at the corner of Heron Way and Landings Blvd. a notorious hot spot: Same month comparison May 2012 to May 2013

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ANSWER FOR SPYQUIP Beware of fleas. Useful & Emergency Phone Numbers... Verizon - Phone Service....................................... 1.800.483.1000 Comcast Cable................................................................. 371.6700 Emergency Animal Clinic.............................................. 929.1818 Poison Info Center................................................ 1.800.282.3171 Waste Management........................................................ 924.1254 Landings Eagle......................................................... 941.539.0205 Landing’s Gate................................................................ 922.5531 Landings Racquet Club.................................................. 923.3886 LRC e-mail.............................................LRCtennis@verizon.net Argus Management........................................................ 927.6464 Sheriff Non-Emergency.................................................. 861.5800 FPL - Florida Power & light........................................... 917.0708 FPL - Outage Report............................................. 1.800.468.8243 Fishing & Hunting Licenses................................... 941.362.9888 Marriage License Bureau........................................ 941.362.4066 Sarasota County Hotline................................................ 861.5000 Sarasota/Bradenton Intl. Airport.......................... 941.359.2770 Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) ................ 941.316.1234 Sarasota County Information Call Center............................................... ............................................................................. 941.861.5000/scgov.net

Sarasota Doctors Hospital....................................... 941.342.1100

Sarasota Memorial Hospital/Health Care ....... System 941.917.7760

Emergency (General)............................................................... 911 Traffic at this location averaged 680.35 vehicles per day. This is a very dangerous location.

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Life-threatening EMERGENCY: call 911 first, then call the gate. They will direct emergency vehicles


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Landings Real Estate Database

Address

CURRENTLY ACTIVE 4812 PEREgRINE PoINT W CIR - $699,000

Rare opportunity in The Landings - a five bedroom family home! Situated on over a ½ acre lot and surrounded by the some of the most desirable homes in The Landings. There is tremendous potential with this property. 1562 LANdINgs TER - $649,000

Enjoy your own expansive, Zen hideaway in The Landings. Vaulted ceilings, high windows and a bright, glassed interior atrium welcome lots of light and an inviting sense of being close to nature. Home has generous open floor plan. 1733 PINE HARRIER CIR - $525,000

SHORT SALE! Family home with pool nestled in a tropical paradise. Fenced yard with fruit trees overlook the pool. Newer tile roof, paver entryway, granite counters and stainless appliances. Floors are tile and Brazilian pecan. 1732 sTARLINg dR - $229,000

From the moment you enter this lovely end unit Landings Coach House you are drawn to the private, water view. The end unit provides you with two sets of sliding doors that open to the lake and the woods beyond. Watch for the “Judy & Tara’s Neighborhood” Open House signs on Sundays where “Just Looking” is always welcome. Please don’t hesitate to visit, call or stop us on the street... Your Landings Resident Real Estate Team is always ready to discuss the market and how we can be of service to you.

HomEs foR sALE 1435 Cedar Bay Ln 4639 Pine Harrier Dr 4812 Peregrine Point W Ci 1562 Landings Ter 1460 Peregrine Point 1733 Pine Harrier Ci HomEs PENdINg 1600 Pine Harrier Ci 4848 Peregrine Point N Ci 1672 Pine Harrier Ci 1769 Pine Harrier Ci 5167 Kestral Park Ln 4638 Pine Harrier Dr HomEs soLd 1654 Landings Bv 1702 Pine Harrier Ci 4852 Peregrine Point N Ci CoNdos foR sALE 5440 Eagles Point Ci #204 5430 Eagles Point Ci #104 1431 Landings Pl 1368 Landings Dr 1444 Landings Ci 5043 Kestral Park Dr 1732 Starling Dr 1634 Starling Dr 1704 Starling Dr CoNdos PENdINg 1499 Landings Lake Dr 1666 Starling Dr 1752 Kestral Park Dr 1611 Starling Dr CoNdos soLd 5440 Eagles Point Ci #403 1711 Starling Dr 1352 Landings Dr 1460 Landings Ci 4802 Kestral Park Ci 1636 Pintail Wy 1746 Landings Bv 1708 Kestral Park Dr 1644 Starling Dr 5420 Eagles Point Ci #104 5329 Landings Bv 5035 Kestral Park Dr 1623 Starling Dr 1627 Starling Dr 1619 Starling Dr 5252 Heron Wy 5218 Landings Bv

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Based on information from Realtor.com, Sarasota Property Appraiser, and Sarasota Association of Realtors for the period ending June 13, 2013. These properties listed and sold in the past 4 months by various MLS participating offices.

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Landings Eagle - July 2013