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Gazebo Showing its Age

After 30 years of weather and wave action, the gazebo at the end of the Landings Nature Trail on the Intercoastal Canal is showing its age. The piling which supports the facility is near the end of its useful life and, as a result, the structure is deteriorating. In the process of determining how much money should be set aside in the Landings Management Association (LMA) reserve fund for future replacement, the LMA decided that the expected life was such that immediate action was justified. Subsequently, Marie Grazioso-Jacaruso of the LMA Board talked with potential contractors about the options for gazebo replacement. Brendan Walker of Hammerhead Construction Services was contracted to establish a basis for replacement. His work led to a set of specifications that was used to obtain competitive bids for the completed design and construction. Request for bids went to Hammerhead/Duncan Seawall, Florida Shoreline & Foundations and Custom Dock & Davit. Custom Dock declined to bid but both Hammerhead/Duncan

By Jack Jost

and Florida Shoreline submitted very interesting and competitive bids. After evaluating alternative construction techniques and pricing of those alternatives, the LMA team, led by Rudy Blohm and Jack Jost, selected Florida Shoreline (FS) to complete the project. FS was the low bidder and its two principals, Scott Liebel and Ramsey Frangie, both live in the Landings and have a strong interest in the installation of a quality project. At its May 1, 2014 meeting, the LMA Board considered the side by side comparison of the two quotes and confirmed the decision to go with FS. They also authorized the funds necessary to enter into a contract with FS. The contract document was prepared by FS, reviewed and approved by the LMA and executed by both parties on May 14, 2014. The “notice to proceed” occurred at contract execution. The contract specifies that work shall be completed within 90 days of commencement. Commencement occurs on the date a building permit is issued by the County. The finished project will use the same footprint as the existing facility in order to be considered a like-kind replacement. This approach will allow us to avoid a long permitting process that would involve review and approval by several agencies. Unfortunately, this approach also precludes the possibility of adding a front porch extension on the deck and an access ramp rather than stairs to access the deck. There will be a fish cleaning table and fishing pole holders in the finished facility. We think everyone in the Landings will be pleased with the final results of this project and that it will give us years of waterfront enjoyment.

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Memorial Day Barbecue Photos by Jeff Crotty and Bob Manteiga As the final event in the Racquet Club calendar, the Memorial Day barbecue in honor of the Landings’ veterans was, as usual, well-attended. Twenty-three veterans (see the accompanying pictures) and 80 other guests

attended the event. As is customary, the roll of attending veterans, their rank and branch of service was read to the other guests, who showed their gratitude for their service with a robust round of applause.

Top: World War II vets L to R: Morton Miller, Jim Klein, Norman Kuperschmid and Lynn Silvertooth. Bottom: Military hardware. See more photos on page 17

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LMA Meeting Notes LMA Pres. Henry Rhodes opened this month’s meeting by mentioning the Landings Community Greenfield Distinguished Service Award would be officially presented to Richard Bayles at a reception, likely in November.

LIKE

Over the course of the last month and almost every month, Rhodes has received several compliments regarding the looks and functioning of The Landings community.

FINANCE REPORT

Finance committee chair, Don McMurray reported that the month of March reflected a $5,756 surplus. The year-to-date budget surplus total is $37,094. Upcoming projects and expenses will affect those numbers over the next couple months.

YEARLY ASSESSMENTS

Currently there are 12 residents who have not paid their yearly assessment. McMurray reported that a lien has been placed against one Landing’s property and would like to remind all owners that a collection policy is being followed. Not paying the annual assessment can result in financial penalties, the placement of a lien on the property and possible foreclosure proceedings.

AESTHETICS

Aesthetics committee chair, Truman Menefee shared a brief history of fence painting throughout The Landings. Bids received for some of the painting being considered exceeded $14,000. Currently the total aesthetics

budget is $1,000. Henry Rhodes suggested that over the course of this year a plan be established and additional funding set aside for this purpose. Board member Bob Manteiga suggested the aesthetics committee might consider power washing some of the areas that needed repainting.

ARCHIVES

Chairman, Robert Manteiga reported the committee is continuing to update The Landings files. This newly formed committee was established for the primary purpose of updating, putting into a digital format, and archiving all of the bylaws and records of the LMA Board. All past files have been reviewed, organized and saved on an external hard drive. Manteiga suggested that, at some point, the LMA Board may wish to look at these and eliminate more documents. Multiple amended versions of documents currently exist. He suggested only the original and final amended versions are worth saving. Manteiga also suggested they get together with the website committee to verify the accuracy of information on the site, modify it and add other important information that might benefit members of the Landings community, new owners and renters.

DRAINAGE

Committee chair, Jack Jost reported the project to correct drainage deficiencies at Kestral Park Place by the installation of a new 8” PVC pipe from the street to the Pintail Way creek

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By Trebor Britt has been completed. Water Equipment Technologies charged $6,790 for this phase of the work which was within the original LMA authorization.

LAKE LEVELS

2) The clearing of all dead vegetation in the 0.17 acre mitigation area and elimination of all non-native plants. Replanting of the area will begin once the board approves. 3) The annual monitoring of the Plan’s implementation for 5 years ($500 annually). This is to ensure the survivability of 85% of the replacement plants and the absence of non-native plants. After receiving two bids for phase 2 of the plan, Lawrence moved the board approve the $10,270 bid of Aquagenix because of The Landings long-standing relationship with the company, confidence in their work and their routine on-site presence. After brief discussion, the board voted on and approved the motion. The work will begin immediately and take approximately 6 weeks to complete.

Sarasota County required the water level in Lake 7 be lowered by 3”. Engineering calculations were submitted to the County by JAG Engineering to confirm that proposed modifications to the control structure would lower the water level to the new County specified elevation within 72 hours after a heavy rain. The modifications were Drainage chair Jack Jost displaying one of then completed by Water the pipes that contributed to the flooding at Equipment Technology at a Kestral Park Place. He speculated the pipe had cost of $1,032. been installed about 20 years ago. Photos by Trebor Britt Since this work has been done, and since the control ENVIRONMENTAL LAKES structure also controls the The LMA Board is still seeking water level in Eagles Point Lake, C o m m i t t e e c h a i r L a r r y a chairman and volunteers to serve complaints are now being voiced Lawrence reported the new LED the water level in their lake is too lights have been installed on the on the Environmental Committee. low. fountain of Courtside Lake, which ROADS was chosen as a test site for the GAZEBO UPDATE Roads Committee chair, Rudy lights. The committee welcomes Jack Jost and Rudy Blohm have feedback from Landings residents. Blohm reported all the LMA approved road repairs and the curb reviewed the bids to design and installation at the Landings Blvd. construct a new Gazebo to replace LMA Board Approves the current aged structure. Jack Expenses Related to the S-curve have been completed. Blohm reported owners and Rudy moved that the board Restoration of Starling concerns about curbing and accept the Florida Shoreline bid of Preserve damage to grass edging the $61,882 to design and build a new Work to Begin Soon Gazebo. After brief discussion, The Restoration Plan for the pavement. A brief discussion of the motion was voted on and Starling Preserve LS-IV area (Lake- ways to improve the longevity approved. 7) prepared by Jim Henslick of of curbs and the protection of A Landings resident voiced a Creative Wetlands was approved areas where the grass meets the roadway at The Landings ensued. concern about handicap access. by Sarasota County. Suggestions included the use of The gazebo committee is going There are three phases: to investigate whether or not a 1) The submission and approval of reflective paint, large boulders and wheelchair ramp is required or the Restoration Plan costing $1,020 better signs. even feasible. has been completed. Continued on page 12

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President’s Column By Henry Rhodes

The annual LMA Board By Dick Bayles Workshop for board members The board will contact a and Association Presidents tenant on Peregrine Point Cir E usually held in early spring is to obtain a firm schedule for the in the planning stages for June completion of long-delayed roof or July. Some Presidents of repairs, with a commitment to Associations will not be able finish by the end of May 2014. to attend since they will have Letters of violation were sent to morphed into “snow bird” status the owner of properties on Pine but we will keep them informed. Harrier Drive and Flicker Field During the summer months Circle. LMA board committees will The board reviewed plans be spending time completing 005722_MHBF_LandingsEagle_Mech 2014 objectives and drafting Revision: 0 Created: 8/21/13with Printed @ 100% of discussions the presidents budget requests for 2015 and associations to assure the Client: M. Heights Creative Director: various REX GEE beyond. A study of our reserves plans work together as seamless was completed late last year Art Director: ALAN REYNOLDS By Dee Ricapito as possible. to confirm its adequacy and Bleed: N/A If you have suggestions Copywriter: you They say, “Great minds to review funding of future addressNANCY please Trim: N/A wish the board to Proofreader: TUCKER think alike.” It is true everyone anticipated expenses. Thanks to send your comments to the Live:the 10"x5.125" Studio Artist: LUIS ARRIAGADA who leads the discussions is Treasurer Don McMurray and appropriate committee head very knowledgeable ON THEIR Finance Committee appropriate Inspected By: listed on the new website. TOPIC. It’s a stimulating, current criteria to fund known Colors: 4/c A reminder Production CAPOSINO interesting afternoon and it’s -- Manager: the nextCAROL LMA future expenses are in place. is on June 5.LAURA There FREE! All the speakers either 300 Board meeting Project Manager: WILMESMEIER In addition, the SafetyDPI: and will not be a board meeting in live in The Landings or are Security Committee (John Carson July. The August board meeting friends of people who live in and Lou Furlong co-chairs) expect will be on Thursday August 7. The Landings. to complete the final draft of our Enjoy the summer months. Ralph Ricapito has been LMA Emergency Plan early Try to stay cool and active. gathering discussion hosts for this summer. Once reviewed the past two years, and already by the board they plan to hold

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for exterior modifications to a property on Pine Harrier Circle with no changes to the building footprint. The board approved the deck material and requested a schedule for the work to be performed. The board approved the removal of four pines on Kestral Park Ln and the trimming of a fifth tree.

Round Table Current Events Group Season wrap up

now to next.

In my June 2013 column I announced the launching of the public segment of The Landings new website (www. TheLandingsofSarasota.com). Much has been accomplished since then thanks to the task group consisting of Truman Menefee, Dick Bayles, Karl Maggard and Sara Rhodes. Part II referred to as the Residents Section is currently being used by residents to post classifieds, share thoughts on areas of interest and post pictures that hold community interest. Soon many LMA documents, individual association web pages and the “Green Book” contents will be migrated to the site thanks to board member Bob Manteiga, Archive Committee Chair. The Resident Section is accessible to current residents only. Thanks to all the many residents who have and continue to provide help and support this major achievement. If you haven’t logged on be sure to go to www. TheLandingsofSarasota.com to get started!

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|Gabriella “Gabby” Barmash, 10 4th grader, Phillippi Shores IB World School • How long have you lived in the Landings? 4 ½ months, since January 14th. We moved here From Brookline, MA. • Do you like the Landings? Yes, because it’s easier to get around than Brookline and you bump into people you know. I also like the fitness center. My favorite is the treadmill. I like the program since I can see the calories burned, speed, distance, and the cool down cycle. I just finished going 5 miles! • What is your favorite subject? I like ALL my subjects – maybe science or writing or math. I just got a 100% on my math test because I quadruple checked everything! • What are your favorite books? This is hard. I love reading. I mean, I don’t love it, I LOVE (with wide open arms) it! Fantasy is my favorite genre. The School for

Good and Evil is great. I also just started Ruby Red too -- a trilogy-and I’m excited about The Lunar Chronicles. • What are your favorite sports? I’m not a big sports person. I don’t like watching it on TV either. • What do you do in your spare time? I am involved in “Girls on the Run.” I like it because it’s not just about running but empowering girls to be who they really are… and being yourself and not pretending to be something else. People will respect you for that. I also just started taking horseback riding lessons at Rosaire’s Riding Academy. The horse that I ride is an Arabian horse named Victory. I like swimming too. I just did 6 or 7 full laps in the pool with a snorkel yesterday. It was fun! I liked the basketball unit we did in school too. I would also like to try snowboarding.

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Gabriella “Gabby” Barmash • What do you want to be when

you grow up? Right now, I’d like to be a fashion stylist or a fashion photographer or a wildlife photographer. There are these chocolate bars that are called Endangered Species that are really good. Continued on page 27

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Siesta Key News Round-Up Snowy Plovers are back Siesta’s threatened Snowy Plovers have returned, and at least three nests have been identified and marked with buffers to keep people out. Volunteers hope people will stay out of the buffers, and keep their dogs off the beach. There are about 200 snowy plovers identified in Florida, and Siesta claims about 20 of them. They lay eggs in primitive nests on the beach, and are vulnerable to predators. One buffered area also has nests of the Least Tern on it. The two species get along, and the terns will “dive bomb” predators and people who get too near their nests. Love is in the air for sea turtles too. They are returning to area beaches to lay eggs as they have for millions of years. Key residents may start to see more public information about the rare and unusual critters they share the island with. Fliers, leaflets, brochures, and signage will be posted.

By Stan Zimmerman

Beach Road drainage It was proposed nearly 10 years ago to construct a stormwater treatment system to reduce the amount of contaminants that end up in the Gulf of Mexico preventing beach closures. The county health department was finding unacceptable levels of E. Coli and other bacteria in the waters off the beach, and traced the contamination to runoff to a swale connecting a stormwater impoundment area to the gulf. Beach closures were brief, but provided terrible publicity. The first plan called for the excess water to go into the Grand Canal from a pipe near the bridge, but residents didn’t like that idea. So then it was proposed to send the water offshore into the Gulf of Mexico using a long pipeline. After the delays, permitting troubles, bad weather, engineering problems and a host of other impediments, the Beach Road drainage improvement project is just about finished. The water will be disinfected

using an ultraviolet filter and other means, and pumped into a 2,000-foot long pipe. There is a “diffuser device” at the end of the line to prevent the outfall from becoming a jet of wastewater. Total cost is about $4.5 million, of which $1 million was a grant from the West Coast Inland Navigation District, another property-tax supported body. North bridge seawall work OK’d The long-stalled seawall replacement on the island side of the north bridge to Siesta Key is ramping back up. Duncan Seawall is in charge of the roughly $1 million project to replace nearly 800 feet of seawall. The original contractor, CB Construction Services, stopped work last August after the company’s founder and president was found dead on a Big Pass sandbar. Prior to his death, a firm overseeing the work found fault with some of the concrete installation.

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Landings Residents Handbook & Directory By Dick Bayles The following are new owners since the publication of the Directory:

• Thomas & Donna Beames, Jr., 4696 Pine Harrier Dr, 813-362-1551, 904 608 9883, tbeames@tampabay.rr.com, dbeames007@gmail.com • Sebastien & Kirsten Lindner Chevrier, 5287 Heron Way • Richard Epstein & Laura Cohn, 4849 Peregrine Point Cir N • Ralph & Francie Hall, 5268 Heron Way, 828-773-4639, 828-773-5062 • Pamela & John Houfek, 4871 Kestral Park Way N, 941-228-5874, 941 416 6672, pamhoufek@gmail.com, johnhoufekj@gmail.com • David & Linda Kremer, 5224 Landings Blvd, 502-494-2185, 502-420-3231, 502-445-4127, 502-244-9147, dl.kremer46@gmail.com, ld.kremer48@gmail.com • Charlene Lindner, 5440 Eagles Point Cir #204, incychar@gmail.com • Amy E. Pedler, 4847 Kestral Park Way N, 941-737-9136, amymcl1@aol.com • Richard & Amanda Smoot, 5430 Eagles Point Cir #205 • Robert & Tina Veshancey, 5263 Heron Way The following are changes to existing entries:

• Ruth & Jack Kahgan, 5450 Eagles Point Cir #302, 941-923-0050, mica184@aol.com

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The Recipe Corner |The “Kitchen Ladies” Recipe

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LENORA JOST’S Baked Feta

Late last summer we went to Greece and Turkey for a two week tour. I noticed while we were in Greece that most all buffets, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, had a large rectangular slab of Feta cheese. When I asked one the the chefs at a hotel about it, she told me that it was baked with a little olive oil and fresh oregano for 20 to 30 minutes. Always near by was a dish of calamata olives which seemed to me to be a natural complement to the cheese. When we returned home I bought a thick, brick of Feta about 2 inches thick and a square of about 4 to 5 inches and baked it as described. Having done this several times, I have developed my own version of the dish. I have found large squares at Costco but any size will do as long as it is fairly thick.

BAKED FETA:

Place 1 thick slab of good Feta cheese in a flat baking dish just a little larger than the cheese. Pour a generous amount of very good, full strength Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the cheese so that it pools a little around the cheese. Take several sprigs of fresh Italian Oregano, snip the leaves off and sprinkle generously over the top. Place in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and eat immediately with slices of a good crusty baguette, being sure to dip the slices into the oil surrounding the cheese. A side dish of calamata olives or tapenade makes it even better

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Baseball’s Magic Number is ‘3’ COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK, is 18 letters. So what? You say. Don’t you see? It adds up to a doubleheader’s – worth of innings, or 9x2. That’s only the beginning. Baseball is infatuated with 3’s, also 2’s – both very special integers. In a syndicated column, George Will, a self-styled baseball authority, described the national Pastime as a “game of asymmetry.” A-symmetry? How wrong can you be? Except, perhaps, for a 3-ring circus, one can’t name another spectacle that presents such instant symmetry as baseball. The sport must, indeed have been invented by a mathematician. Its talisman is the indispensable, indeed magic, “perfect” number: 3, the first typical “prime” integer (i.e. an odd number divisible only by itself or 1). Baseball’s stunning triadic symmetry greets a spectator

the instant he or she walks up the ramp and views the glorious diamond. There it is, laid out as though by divine plan: the 3 infield sacks, the 3 outfields, the base-lines forming 90-degree angles with each other with the first and third baselines angling off 90 degrees from home plate. (The plate itself, the shape of a church with steeple when viewed from the pitcher’s mound, is a medley of 90-degree angles.) Many of the measurements on the diamond (which itself consists of two equilateral right triangles laid end on end) are founded on the number 3. The distance between first, second and third, for instance, is 90 feet; between the pitcher’s mound and home plate, 60 feet. Looking up on the scoreboard, 3’s dominate: 3 strikes; 3 outs;

and 9 innings, or 3-squared. Scorecard triads abound: ERA, etc. Besides a perfectly pitched game of 27 (9x3) outs, the magnificent triple play especially honors baseball’s transcendent 3. Long before dusty baseball diamonds, though, human calculations from antiquity to the present enthroned 3. Above all, is the progenitor of those utilitarian triangles, the nice right angled ones with their 90-degree angles at the root, their many derived, use of geometric, trigonometric and calculus functions? Outside the stadium, 3 likewise is ubiquitous. We encounter it in many things ranging from religion (the Trinity) to Mother Nature’s fondness for triads and their composites (hexagonal snowflakes, beehive cells, etc.) onward to astronomy, timekeeping, geometry, navigation,

By Dr. Albert L.Weeks etc., with their 3-based measurements of 360 degrees, 24 hours, 60 minutes and 60 seconds. Ah, but note that the above yardsticks are also neatly divisible by 2! This is baseball’s other number. It is the first – but only – even –numbered prime. In baseball, 2 and 3 are often in happy tandem (e.g.,”3-and2,”etc.) They seem to enjoy each other’s symmetrical company. Other “prime” examples of ubiquitous triads – all of them verbal – reign off the diamond. We think and speak in threes: mother, father, and child; morning, noon and night; breakfast, lunch and dinner; red, white and blue; even legislative, executive and judicial. In this quadrennial election we even had for awhile, anyway – three candidates. Now, in honor of the recent All-Star Game and just for the record (and we fans love records), here are a few other 3’s cropping up in baseball history:

• Abner Doubleday of Copperstown, N.Y., established the first rules of baseball in … 1839. • The national Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated at Cooperstown in … 1939. • The first major-league World Series competition was held in … 1903. • The first regular July All-Star Game was played in … 1933. • The score of the latest AllStarr Game, July 14, was 13 – 6: total runs 19. The Americans had 19 hits, the Nationals 12. Lest I invite the charge, “you’re one of those numerologists!” I’ll stop here … (This article originally appeared in The Detroit News).

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Greetings! Since every owner in The Landings is a member of at least two associations, the editors of The Eagle thought it would be appropriate to continue with a column directed to associations and their members. My name is Vanda Bayliss and I am a lawyer with the firm Sylvia Golden Norris, P.A. I began my legal career in Sarasota more than 35 years ago, drafting condominium documents and enforcing them. After some interesting excursions into other areas of practice, I returned to the practice of association law about ten years ago. Our firm also represents individuals and brokers involved in real estate related litigation. How the time has flown. It seems like only yesterday I was touring the newly constructed Treehouses, wishing I could afford one. I have watched The Landings grow up from vacant lots to the lovely neighborhood it now is. Since my mother (say “hello” to Pat Dornbush in Landings South III), has lived in the Landings for 20 years, I am a frequent visitor. Although I live on Siesta Key, I look directly across at Eagles Point, so you are never far from my thoughts. Our firm also represents one of the Landing’s condominium associations. I tell you all of this so you will know that I have some familiarity with The Landings. While I plan on keeping you abreast

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of legal issues that may be of interest to you as association members, I am willing to go further afield to address general legal issues of general interest. If I do not know the answer, or cannot find it through a little research, I will find someone who does (and give them due credit, of course). Feel free to email your suggestions for columns to me at vbayliss@ verizon.net. Please put “The Eagle” in the subject line. Now on to business: Although some claim the Florida Legislature did not accomplish much during the 2014 session, it did, in fact, enact some significant changes to both Chapter 718 (The Condominium Act) and Chapter 720 (The Homeowners Association Act). The changes which may have the most immediate impact on all associations include the following: (1) property managers will be allowed to perform certain tasks previously reserved for attorneys. (2) certain forms will be required related to filing and satisfying liens for unpaid assessments. (3) condominium associations will be allowed to enter into “abandoned”

condominium units to preserve them, and may have a receiver appointed to rent the abandoned unit out to recover the cost of preservation and to pay assessments. (4) both home owners and condominium owners may consent to have additional personal information, such as email addresses, published in a directory. (5) condominium boards and committees may meet and vote via videoconferencing. (6) condominium directors may communicate by email, but may not vote by email. (7) both homeowner and condominium board and member meetings must be held in handicap accessible locations if requested. (8) the liability of a condominium owner who took title to a unit after an association held title will not include assessments arising while the association owned the unit. (9) homeowners’ associations will have emergency powers, to be utilized only if a state of emergency is declared, similar to those now enjoyed by condominium associations. Next month, I will provide more details on some of these changes.

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INTERSECTION CONGESTION

LMA Engineers and Sarasota County agree that the best plan to end the congestion at Kestrel Parkway and US 41 is to close off the left-turn into the Wells Fargo entrance. The LMA has asked their lawyer to resume discussions with Publix lawyers to determine Publix current position. Without progress in these negotiations, LMA will resume efforts to obtain a Declaratory Judgment that would allow LMA to proceed with their plan.

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Website chair Sara Rhodes reported visits to the website are continuing to increase, as well as visits to the “Meet the Residents” pages. In addition, discussions are in progress regarding links for individual associations. Now that the website has been built, the committee is working on ways to entice residents to use it.

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The Phillippi Farmhouse Market is closed for the summer. This seasonal farmers market occurs from October through April on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Market re-opens on Wednesday, October 1. For more information, please visit www. farmhousemarket.org.

|Emergency Contact Information Last month, the Safety & Security Committee of the LMA requested each Landings association distribute an Emergency Information Form and accompanying letter to each of their owners. Only 132 out of 700 owners have responded, or less than 19%, have responded by the time this article was written. It was our hope that we would get many more responses before the onset of the hurricane season, officially on June 1st. While we have emergency contact information on an additional 228 owners

(originally provided when first coming into The Landings), virtually all those who have responded recently have changed their contact from that we had earlier. We encourage everyone to participate. If, for some reason, you have not been provided the form and letter by your association, it is available on the Landings Eagle web site, from the Racquet Club and from the Main Gate.

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• June 7, 10am to 1pm. – World Oceans Day at Mote Marine – included with regular admission. World Oceans Day Family Festival Celebrates world oceans with a day of games and crafts focused on green practices, marine science and conservation. Free with regular admission to The Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory. For more information about the event and admission price go to:http://asoft11262.accrisoft. com/mote/index.php?src=gen docs&ref=World+Oceans+Day • June 7 – 2nd annual Dakin Farms Dairy day. - 30771 Betts Road, Myakka City, FL 34251 ph (941) 322-2802. Join in on some fun on the farm with Pony Rides, Live local music, waterslides, extreme grilled cheese, roasted corn, cow train, fun for the whole family! www.dakindairyfarms.com • June 7 – 29 – Baritones Unbound – three baritones take the stage in this musical at Asolo. http://asolorep.org/shows/ baritones-unbound/2013-2014

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Racquet Club News

|President’s Report By Dick Bayles

The “off” season has arrived with a vengeance – including the weather. Most of our seasonal residents have gone to northern climes; the rest of us continue to enjoy the use of the Club. The final event of the summer – our Memorial Day celebration of our veterans’ commitment to our freedom – was on Monday, May 26. A record number of veterans attended and it was one of the most popular events at the Club, based on overall attendance. We are on track for completion of the Fitness Center improvements on June 6th. I believe everyone will be delighted with the result. We’ve also taken some corrective action with respect to the issues with the spa. The combination of air issues and broken jets on the over 25 years old facility resulted in water overflow onto the pool deck and into the root system of the palm closest to it, killing the palm. I believe that both problems will be corrected by the time you read this. I regret to announce the departure of Meg Loomis from both the LRC Board of Directors and The Landings. Her work on our facilities improvements over the past three years has been invaluable and I will miss her.

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By the time you are reading this, the Fitness Center renovation project should be nearing the end. In the last two months, we have completely redone both restrooms and the multipurpose room from floor to ceiling. I am very pleased with the final product and hope it is yet another amenity at the Club that you are proud to call your own. Rudy Blohm should be recognized for his outstanding efforts in planning and coordinating the entire project. It wouldn’t have run as smoothly without him. Summer is here and most of our seasonal residents have headed north. Even with fewer people around, we are still running some of the exercise classes. Jazzercise is off until November; however, Zumba and yoga will continue through the summer as long as there are enough students to hold the class. Zumba is Monday & Friday mornings at 9:30 AM and we have a Zumba Boom class on Wednesdays at 5:30 PM. There are several yoga classes to choose from. The traditional yoga classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:15 AM. We have added a chair yoga class on Mondays at 4:00 PM and a stronger level yoga class on

Wednesday mornings at 9:40 AM. Joe still has his cardio tennis clinics three times a week on Monday evening at 6:00 PM and Wednesday & Saturday mornings at 8:00 AM. Please call the Tennis Pro Shop at 923-3886 if you have questions about any activities at the Club. Even though there are less people using the Club this time of year, I still recommend calling in advance to schedule your court or room reservations. If you don’t, we can’t guarantee the space you want will be available. As a reminder to all the association presidents and groups that meet in one of our clubhouses, please let the Pro Shop know if you are cancelling any meetings or taking a break for the summer so we can remove it from the calendar. This will save the staff time and effort in setting up and breaking down the rooms and also allow space for other meetings to take place. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. Although most of these events are still some time away, please mark your calendars for the following upcoming functions: Joe’s Wimbledon & Whites tennis round robin is July 5th. The annual Labor Day BBQ is scheduled for September 1st. The final social event of the year is the Holiday Dinner Dance that takes place December 13th.

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The Eagle Photo Gallery Thanks to Gary Warren, I discovered Myakka State Park. Gary volunteers there once a week and knows the park quite well. I have hiked it with him often. Recently Gary, Harvey Greller, Truman Menefee and I went out to Myakka and decided to hike one of the trails in a somewhat more remote section of the park. We were on the last leg of our five mile walk when the three of us noticed that Truman had fallen behind. We backtracked a bit and found him standing along the side of a creek staring intently at something. He signaled us over and motioned to me to take the camera out of my bag. There, wading in the creek, in the middle of the day, was a big old barred owl. I quietly took the camera out of my bag, walked down to within fifteen feet of where the bird was standing and snapped a picture. I got a little braver, got within ten feet, and snapped another. I tried to get yet a bit closer, but ended up spooking the bird, which decided to fly up to a nearby tree. Once again I sneaked up to about fifteen feet of the bird...snap... to about ten feet...snap...to as close as five feet...snap, snap, snap. Why she just sat there and let me photograph her is a mystery. How I was able to get that close to a barred owl without getting my eyes scratched out is a miracle. Gary Warren had taken his camera on every previous hike to Myakka. This is the one time he decided to leave it at home. I’m certainly glad I had mine, and that I was able to capture these wonderful images. We refer to this bird as “Truman’s owl”. Had it not been for his acute senses and his eagle-like vision, we would have missed out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Pet Talk

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1. What is the difference between a regular surgery and a minimally invasive procedure? Minimally Invasive Surgery is also often referred as a “keyhole” surgery. When performing MIS, the surgeon creates small, dime-sized incisions that allow the use of a miniature camera, or laparoscope, and specialized instruments to perform the procedure, so there is no need for a large, conventional incision. Smaller incisions mean less pain for our patients, along with a faster recovery. In the traditional surgery, a standard incision is made. In order to gain access to the body part, the incision needs to be sufficiently large, more invasive. This leads to more tissue trauma, more pain and longer recovery. 2. What are some of human food choices that are toxic to animals? There are many: apple seeds, grapes, chocolate, coffee. Many of our foods are actually not toxic, but can do damage. Dogs and

cats are usually on the same daily diet and sudden changes can cause upset stomachs. Thus, although the food ingested (thanksgiving turkey, kid’s cookies, etc.) is not really toxic, it can lead to a visit in the ER or at your vet for vomiting and diarrhea. 3. My 9-month-old Yorkshire Terrier mated with a larger dog. Are there any potential risks of such pregnancy to my “girl”? Absolutely! Good news however: the pups will grow to be big dogs as the final size and weight is more determined by the sire/dad than the mom. And better news: the pups should birth normally as the birth weight is more dictated by the bitch/ mom. 4. Our 2-year-old male cat started attacking us all of a sudden, biting and scratching. Will neutering change his behavior? Not necessarily. I strongly advise that if your cat is indoors and well vaccinated, you see a behaviorist and your vet. If your cat is not vaccinated, please see your vet immediately as Rabies is a potential cause of sudden aggression in cats.

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. If you have a question about your pet, please email your question to criticalvetcare@ gmail.com Each month, Dr. Chauvet will choose a few questions to share with readers.

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In old newsprint, carefully archived at the History Center, the message was clear. Not long ago, and across the Big Pass waters, south Lido Park was born. It was 1967, Arvida Corporation sought permits for development of the southern tip of Lido Key. Arvida was most influential in community development throughout Florida beginning in 1958. Their plan was not unlike that of Bird Key, taking dredged materials to create land for development. Their plan was to dredge and fill 160 acres on south Lido, create an extended shoreline, a golf course, a hotel, and canals, eliminate Brushy lagoon, from Otter Key bayside to the gulf front bulkhead of south Lido. The Big Pass shoreline was one aspect of the litigation between the City and Arvida. Property boundaries and ownership was questioned where accreted shoreline existed. On two occasions, despite well documented business plans, engineering designs and significant tax revenue, the Sarasota City Commission and Planning Board denied the Arvida permit requests. Really? Residents from Lido Key and Sarasota, including 50 local organizations, galvanized to fight for conservation of the marine and estuary environment. Of particular concern was the impact of dredging and filling on the shallow grassy flats, known for bird, fish and mammal habitat. This grassroots effort of private citizens, led by local businessman Ted Sperling, became the Save Our

Bays Association (SOBA). One news account reported more than 1500 residents attending a City Commission meeting to contest the Arvida proposal. In the City v. Arvida conflict, “It’s within… the powers of city government (re City owned property) to restrict the amount of dredging and filling if it’s shown the public interest is served”. (Gil waters, City of Sarasota Commissioner) The Sarasota City Commission unanimously denied permit one last time in 1968. Between 1968 and 1972, SOBA began the process of inquiry for land acquisition under a new Federal program from the Dept. of the Interior and Florida Dept. of Natural Resource to purchase environmentally sensitive lands for ‘open space and recreation by the public”. Under the program guidelines, it was noted,”gulf and bay frontage is our greatest natural resource and fast disappearing”. Without likelihood of permitting, Arvida was soon interested in selling the south Lido and Otter Key properties. SOBA and Sarasota County initiated the quest for the newly available funding. The “open spaces and recreation’ grants were to be used for permanent conservation protection and use by the public. The preservation of Otter Key (30 acres), its Mangrove bay bottom root system and South Lido property (130 acres) became one of the first opportunities for a Florida County to purchase and

protect lands under new Federal Regulations. With an affordable price and funding, the momentum led to the Sarasota County Commission to hold a Voter referendum to purchase the land with a property tax mill increase. With a County wide Referendum held May 1, 1973 the Voters of Sarasota County made a commitment to the land and its environmental protection. In a 9-1 county wide margin, voters approved an extra ½ mill on property taxes for 30 years or until funding was complete. The residents of Lido Key voted in a 10-1 margin to approve the purchase. The Federal and State grants $943,000 were secured and set aside by Sarasota County for future purchases of environmentally sensitive land. The South Lido County Park was established ‘forever to be maintained in its natural state’ for public use and recreation”. It was soon named in remembrance of Ted Sperling, the resident and visionary who galvanized the community in this direction. It came to mind what newsprint in the History Center might reveal some day. Will we keep the old Florida feeling as we kayak through the Mangrove tunnels, watch Manatee play, find the nesting birds and clear water, go fishing and find it abundant? Will they build groins and dredge Big Pass?

Big Pass Dredging Update The long-anticipated U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report on the impact of taking sand from Big Pass to renourish Lido Beach is delayed again. First due in April, then May, it’s now scheduled for completion mid June. That’s too late for the County Commission. Although County staff say the soonest commissioners can hold the public discussion is at a workshop on Sept. 19, Commissioners unanimously requested an earlier date. Commissioners want plenty

of time to refer the issue for an independent third party peer review. This includes a public discussion on the COE’s 50-year plan to use Big Pass and New Pass to fill in Lido’s disappearing shoreline The most recent delay in release of the corp’s report is an incompatibility with the needs of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. In an effort to combine funding for erosion mitigation after TS Debby on Lido Beach, the City Engineer

reports this must follow guidelines as a stand alone project. TS Debby renourishment is scheduled to begin at the end of Turtle nesting season 2014. After the new ACOE modeling design is released, it will be subject to review by city and county staff along with a City contracted peer review by Cliff Truitt, a Sarasota coastal engineer. Cliff Truitt was a joint author in the 2008 Sarasota County Inlet Management Review of New Pass and Big Pass.


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By Captain Jim Klopfer - Adventure Charters 941-371-1390 June will find Sarasota beaches lined with anglers in search of the ultimate gamefish, tarpon, especially early in the month. Catching these giants is really not complicated. Rig a 25 lb spinning outfit with 36” of 80lb flourocarbon leader and a 5/0 hook, then position the boat 100 yards off the beach and cast a live crab, pinfish, sardine, lure, or fly at any pod that presents itself. One benefit of the popularity of tarpon fishing is that pressure in the bay will be light. With many anglers “out on the beach” the bays are relatively unpressured. Bait will be plentiful, those proficient in cast-netting will have no problem filling their live-wells with frisky pilchards. Once the well is filled, you can choose to anchor up on a likely spot or drift across a large flat. Live shrimp is also deadly on most species, but as we move into summer the pinfish become more of a problem. Anglers casting artificial baits will do well with scented soft plastics, Rapala X-Raps, and spoons. The flats around both passes will be productive for speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, pompano, bluefish, and ladyfish. Shrimp under a popping cork, live pilchards, and artificial lures are all productive baits. 3” Gulp shrimp in new penny, natural, or glow and Cotee grubs in olive, rootbeer/gold on a ¼ oz jig head

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will account for plenty of fish. Redfish will begin to school up on the shallow flats this month. A low, incoming tide is preferred, the fish will move up onto the flats with the rising tide. Scented soft plastics, weedless spoons, and topwater plugs work well for those who prefer to cast artificial lures. Live bait can be extremely effective, anchoring up and fishing potholes is a proven technique. You can count on one thing in June in Sarasota, it is going to be hot! One way to beat the heat is to fish in the evening and at night. Snook are nocturnal by nature and feed heavily in the dark. Working lighted docks and bridges is the most popular night fishing method. Anchor a cast away up-current of the light, then

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toss a live or artificial shrimp, baitfish, small jig, plug, or fly into the shadow line of the light. You may also catch mangrove snapper, speckled trout, ladyfish, jacks, and maybe even a tarpon fishing the bridges at night. Beach fishing for snook was decent last season, and it should be good again this summer, especially with the mild winter that we had. Walk the beach in the morning, looking for snook in the surf line. Cast out a small spoon, plug, or jig in front of any snook that you spot. This is a great time to break out the fly rod, white baitfish patterns are best. Flounder, trout, ladyfish, mackerel, jacks, pompano, and other species will hit live and frozen shrimp and jigs off the Siesta Key beaches in June.

The brand of ice cream served at Abel’s Ice Cream is a South Florida based company. They offer a selection of 38 flavors including two frozen yogurts, two no sugar added a sorbet (non dairy product) plus a sherbet. Their ice cream maker is the recipient of numerous awards for their plant and their great tasting products including 19 national awards issued by The National Ice Cream Retailer Association since 2009. The secret to their unbeatable taste of the Artisanal Style Ice Cream and Yogurts is synonymous for large quantities of oversized inclusions throughout the product along with the many creative and unique flavors. The brand is produced in the original way ice cream was made, Vat Pasteurization. This process allows them to pasteurize the Ice Cream Mix at a lower temperature over a longer period of time which in turn naturally imparts a great caramelized taste to the sugars in the Ice Cream Mix. This process takes longer and is less automated, but the end result in the taste of their ice cream and yogurts makes it worth it. In addition, this process also has the

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Dentistry! It’s our Summer Season which seems to last from May 15th to October 15th and it’s a good time to head out on trips and vacations or try to escape the heat. Many things have to be considered and plans have to be made but most of us don’t consider that minor aches and bothers can become major problems while away from home, especially on cruises and when out of the USA. Make sure those little tooth things you’ve ignored or dealt with are taken care of before you leave. If you have a spare denture - take it. Consult with your dentists for their opinion of what can wait and what shouldn’t. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t wait until the last moment. Let’s work toward a truly happy and healthy vacation season. It’s up to you!

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The Botanical Mastery of O. M. Braida An amazing Botanical artist lives in our midst. Her name is Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano, and her elegant works hang in major collections and museums, to great critical acclaim. She is not only an exquisite artist; she is a greatly respected teacher. The creation of Botanical Art is both detailed and meticulous, and Olivia’s path to becoming a master in this field was extraordinary. Olivia Marie Braida was born in 1948 in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx. She had one sister by the name of Penelle. Her artist mother painted backdrops for the theater, while her father was a true Renaissance man, a multi-lingual inventor and diplomat. Olivia’s childhood passion was ballet. She reveled in her urban, cultured environment—a New York City child who loved spending time in museums. She found the classics compelling, and her favorite artist was Vermeer. For generations both sides of her family had been entrepreneurs, so Olivia studied Business Administration in college, along with Art and Writing. Her early artistic career included designing clothes, jewelry, and pottery. In 1978 she married John Joseph Chiusano. Within two years they opened their own National Transportation Company, Master Messenger, Inc., delivering what others would not handle, such as wedding cakes and six foot Santas. Their company won six ‘Business of the Year’ awards from 1986 to 1991, and Olivia was named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 1987. In 1993, they sold their business. Olivia returned to her love of fine art studying oil painting and pottery. On one bright sunny day, she took her first botanical art course at the New York Botanical Gardens, got hooked, and became a Certified Botanical Artist in 1995. She then was to meet Anne Marie Evans, an Artist-Educator who introduced her to the Botanical Style of the 17th century French Court. Fascinated, Olivia followed Anne Marie to England to continue intensive study. As patron, Louis XIII ( 16011643) had been a major force in the development of this art form, as was his younger brother, Gaston, duc d‘Orleans, a keen botanist and passionate collector. (As DeMedicis, they also exhibited a darker side: but therein lies another tale.)

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In London, Olivia was able to physically hold and view with a magnifying glass the centuries-old paintings of Botanical Art Masters at the Lindley Library and the British Museum. This period of Botanical Art resonated with classical mastery, and Olivia fell passionately in love with the work continuing her classical studies with Cesar Borgia in New York. Her credentials were such that she was also allowed to pour over the King’s Collection at the Museum d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris. She was stunned by the brilliance of painters such as Daniel Rabel (1578-1637), Nicolas Robert (1614-1685), and Gerard Van Spaendonck (1746-1822) and Pancrace Bessa (1772-1835) the prized pupil of Pierre Joseph Redouté (1759-1840). These Official Botanical Illustrators produced highly detailed paintings depicting rare and unusual flowers in the royal gardens: all of their works were richly colored and painstaking layered to produce a three-dimensional effect on “Vélin” (“calfskin”). Inspired by classical realism, Olivia began explaining her botanical art technique as the OM BRAIDA MATRIX THEORY, based on Renaissance Art and Leonardo De Vinci’s theories of Aerial Perspective and “light passing through planes.” She become so immersed in exploring this theory in her own botanical artwork, that commissions and exhibitions poured in for Olivia’s own large watercolor botanicals, many of which now hang in major collections and museums. Recommended by Anne Marie Evans to teach, Olivia worked from two New York Studios, Studio 101 and Studio 65. Olivia’s New York students urged her to compile all her teaching materials into textbooks. Her teaching association with the Ringling College of Art and Design (1998-2011) was the basis for the Botanical Art & Illustration Certification Program, which she designed and taught at their request. As a result, these two external forces brought about the realization of twelve textbooks and 13 supplementary course paks designed to take students through four levels of drawing, four levels of paintings, pen and ink and more! In 2004, she established her own school here in Sarasota—The

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By Diana Colson Academy of Botanical Art—making her classes available to distant learners as well as local students. By 2010, the Academy had become the official botanical art school of the

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and the Gardens became the certifying body to graduating students. Today, Olivia’s school, books, and teaching methods are available through her Distance Learning Program, which attracts students in the US, Canada, Europe, South America, Australia and Mexico. In the words of Susan White, former Curator of the South Florida Museum: “Her exquisite compositions are of the highest professional level and pay homage to the great masters.” Like her mother, Olivia Marie Braida is an artist. Like her father, she evolved into a Renaissance person. Like her mentor, Anne Marie Evans, she has become a master educator. Locally, Olivia’s elegant work may be seen at STAKENBORG FINE ART at 1545 Main St. in downtown Sarasota. It will also be included in the Instructors Exhibit at Selby Gardens from June 26-31. Olivia can be reached at www. omartdesigns.com. Her sister, Penelle Braida- Skinner, lives in the area and is a writer.


Off Islands

By Rodger Skidmore

A look at news happening on neighboring islands If only life were simple The residents of Holmes Beach get to live there and frolic on Manatee Beach - year round if they want to. A bonus is that Manatee County (which owns the beach) sponsors film festivals, power boat races and all sorts of water related festivities. However some of “those other people” (you know, non-Manatee-County Floridians) also attend the events (spending money and paying sales taxes) and park their cars in parking spaces where residents might have parked. HB Commissioner David Zaccagnino wants to take control of the beach and, in the spirit of good will, issue free parking passes to county residents. Of course the salient part of his proposal is that annual passes would be sold to out of county residents for $120 each. The problem is, some of “those other people” are not just folk from neighboring counties who have their own beaches, but tourists who might balk at paying that much for a parking pass that they would be using for only one or two weeks. It might even drive them away or, heaven forbid, make them have second thoughts about ever coming back. Perhaps weekly or monthly passes, or maybe pre-season, inseason, and post-season passes, could be sold. Or it could be that the revenue from in-county vs. out-of-county passes, when weighed against the cost of lost good will might just be not to anyone’s advantage. Which water tastes best? Mass hysteria is an interesting phenomenon. We have read that if one child in a school says that they got sick from eating mashed potatoes in the school cafeteria, many other students suddenly get nauseous as well. In an effort to quell that from happening on Longboat Key their Assistant Town Manager, Anne Ross, did not advertise, in advance, that they had switched

the supply of drinking water on the key from Manatee County to water from Sarasota County. The reason for the change was valid, Manatee County was installing a new water meter on Coquina Beach and Longboat Key did not want to disrupt service while the Manatee County water was shut off. Ms. Ross noted that the last time they switched the water supply they pre-notified residents and, as a result, had some complaints. In an effort to make this year’s switch transparent they bypassed the notification process, however some highly sensitive residents still called. It was not reported whether they preferred Sarasota water to their normal Manatee beverage. Geography lesson How are Russia and the Crimean Peninsula linked with Holmes Beach and Key Royale Drive? Vladimir Putin felt that the Russians living in Crimea were being taken advantage of by the Ukrainian government so he took Crimea. Holmes Beach Mayor Carmel Monti felt that passing motorists were taking advantage of local residents by speeding so he installed a speed cushion (Orwell-speak for speed bump)…..in front of his own house. The Ukrainian government feels outgunned by Putin, and all the motorists can do is honk their horns in protest – but then they get the double whammy by being ticketed for noise pollution. The mayor says he installed the speed cushion because he could not station the police there all day to control speeders, but now they have a policeman in attendance to ticket those protesting the speed cushions. How is Putin going to top that? Build it and they will come When we are talking about beaches, yes, build a parking lot and they will come. When we talk about Casey Key, where there are no parking lots on most of the key, they will come

whether you build the parking lot or not. And that is exactly what is upsetting many of the residents. One of the main topics of discussion at a recent Casey Key Association meeting was the illegal parking taking place on private property. Since there is no beach parking, picnickers and bathers park on private property - which means they are trespassing. Chad Weiss, Casey Key Association President, said that police question the trespassers but that “Any excuse a person has is accepted, and the police let them walk away.” Association Director Julie De Weiss seemed to feel there was not much difference between a stranger trespassing on somebody’s property and a stranger trespassing inside of a person’s house. Perhaps in the eyes of the police someone in a bathing suit heading for the beach carrying a picnic basket is not as much of a threat to the wellbeing of the residents as are fully clothed individuals trying to jimmy open a window. And perhaps if the county did put in beach parking those picnickers would not park their cars on someone’s property. But then if there was beach parking even more bathers would come and that might upset the residents even more. As Weiss said, “It’s not really hurting anybody, but nobody likes it.” Multi-tasking a problem At a recent Holmes Beach Residents Meeting Judy Titsworth, chair of the event, indicated that there were too many signs at area crosswalks. Texting while driving is one thing, but asking drivers to read signs as well is pushing multitasking beyond reasonable limits. Holmes Beach Mayor Monti agreed that too many signs could contribute to sign pollution but felt that the crosswalk signs the city put up were valuable while those put up by private citizens were the ones creating pollution.

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Drum Circle Magic The Siesta Key Drum Circle takes place at the public beach every Sunday, rain or shine. Locals and tourists alike get swept up in pulsating rhythms. Dozens of drums and percussion instruments play, and the sound is mesmerizing. An acoustical zither is hammered into a twanging sound, contrasting sharply to the booming voice of an Aboriginal didgeridoo. The center of the circle is marked by a LED ball. If the sun hangs low on the horizon, the ball is as pale as the moon. As the evening darkens, however, the ball begins to glow with the lush colors of sunset. A rim of flowers has been placed around this ball, framed by a feathery wreath made from leaves of fern. There is no significance to this arrangement other than to mark the center of the circle, allowing dancers to orbit the light like planets around a sun. A community of people has gathered at the edges of the circle, people from all backgrounds and ages. The crystal sands of Siesta feel silken against bare feet, and it is a happy place for children, who run and dance and toss twirling sticks into the air. Nearby, an accomplished young woman wearing tall lace-up boots controls a hula hoop with authority and grace. Behind her a voluptuous belly dancer unfurls long ribbons of silk, its tentacles enveloping her in ripples of brilliant color. A magnificently pregnant lady floats past, toddler on one hip and another clutching at her skirt. As the hypnotic pounding of the drums blends with the cry of seagulls, a white-bearded man in a jester’s hat coaxes onlookers to move away from the drummers so dancers can move freely about. A tiny lady glides past. She wears a green sequined top and a gossamer skirt, and the arc of a scimitar is balanced precariously on top of her head. It’s Dr. Marguerite Barnett, for many years a key player at the Siesta Key Drum Circle. She’s a Harvard trained double-board certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, and her passion is dance.

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This remarkable woman performs at most of the Sunday night drum circles, sometimes using a lighted hula hoop, and sometimes large fans with scarves attached. (She would use her flaming hula hoop if authorities would allow, but fire is forbidden on Siesta beach.) Licensed in both Hawaii and Florida, Dr. Barnett is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She has served as chief of surgery for USAMEDDAC in Bremerhaven, Germany, at Soto Cano Air Base Hospital in Honduras, and at Bon Secours Venice Hospital (now Venice Regional Medical Center) where she is presently on staff. She combines her expertise in the most advanced plastic, reconstructive, hand and micro-surgical techniques with the wisdom of ancient Eastern healing arts to create a new healing vision at Mandala MedSpa and Yoga Shala located at 1715 Stickney Point Rd. (www. mandalamedspa.com) At each of Siesta Key’s Sunday night gatherings, Dr. Barnett brings flowers as a gift from the garden, presenting them to drummers and dancers as well as onlookers in the crowd. She is the one who places the lighted globe to mark the center of the circle on the sand. “I like to stay centered,” she says with a smile. Her back story is unique. Born in Japan, Marguerite was adopted at the age of one by a fundamentalist Chaplain in the U. S .Army, and she grew up on American military bases all over the world. She always wanted to be a doctor and she also loved to dance. Her parents did not approve of dancing, but Marguerite could find nothing negative about it. After graduation from the University of Texas in Austin, Marguerite was accepted to study medicine at Harvard. Surprisingly, her horrified parents promptly disowned her! You see, her adopted father had attended Chaplain’s school at Harvard, and came away thinking of it as a school for heathens. It was the 1970’s, Patty

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Hearst had been kidnapped, and Harvard looked to this fundamentalist military Chaplain like a place steeped in dangerous thought. Since she no longer had the support of her family, Marguerite joined the U. S. Army in order to obtain a Health Professions Scholarship. In exchange for completing her medical education, she would be obliged to serve as a doctor in the military for a number of years. This scholarship paid for all her tuition and books at Harvard, but she had to earn her own living expenses. Like most students, she first turned to waitressing, which took long, hard hours away from her studies. Her roommate was an Algerian girl, who was also a belly dancer. (In Algeria, mothers teach their daughters to belly dance. The women only dance for each other, not in front of men.) In America, however, her Algerian roommate had found a cushy job at a Cambridge restaurant performing as a belly dancer for twenty minutes twice each evening, once at 7:00, and again at 9:00. When her roommate fell ill, Marguerite went to perform as a substitute. To her amazement, she found that the job not only allowed her to study for 90 minutes between performances, it also generated as much money as being a waitress! Being slight of figure and not voluptuous like traditional belly dancers, Marguerite distracted her audience by using props and learning to balance the sword. She danced her way through Med School, and then went off to serve for eleven years as a trauma surgeon in the U. S. Army. She continues to steadily expand her dance skills to include Balinese dances and the classical Indian Bharatnayam. She has also studied Sufi dances, pole dancing, aerial silks, hula-hooping, and the Spanish flamenco. “I see

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music almost like colors,” says this doctor/dancer. “I see movement when I hear music.” Besides being active with the drum circle, she also performs with drummer Shawn Bowen— a professional musician—as well as other bands. Shawn is a multi-instrumental player and music video director who usually plays guitar with a hard rock, heavy metal band. (He played for years with the band Neurotica, and currently fronts Didges Christ SuperDrum, and plays guitar for Stones of Madness. This extraordinary Renaissance man is also a glass blower and a gifted photographer who creates handsome digital art (www. ShawnBowenArts.com.) At the Siesta Key Drum Circle, however, he’s just the guy with dreadlocks playing the African Djuns (bass drums.) Shawn and Marguerite Barnett met at the circle when he joined the group in 1996, and have been partners for the past seven years. (“He’s very easy going,” says Marguerite. “He doesn’t resent the time-demands of my practice.”) They both have

continued to anchor the drum circle group by their strong commitment, but are quick to say that no one is really in charge. A drum circle is an organic thing, and there is no leader. At the Siesta Key Drum Circle, a few rules of etiquette need to be observed: The inside of the drum circle is for participants only, not for people standing around. Feel free to enter the circle, take a picture and dance, but always keep moving. Never play someone’s drum without getting clearance from the owner. Always ask before borrowing other people’s property, especially hula hoops. Flash photography and bright video lights are distracting, so photograph during daylight or use a night vision camera. And finally, please do not drink alcohol or smoke inside the circle.


Arts on the Horizon • June 13, 7pm. Free music at the Gazebo in Downtown Venice. Free Admission. Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy some music on the lawn in Centennial Park. • June 13, 6pm to 9pm It’s Friday Night!” Live entertainment at Burns Square – Downtown Sarasota (South Pineapple Ave area) Local entertainment, musicians and performing arts groups in live street performances. • June 14, 10 to 4 – Paper Flowers at Children’s World – inspiring future artists. Children will have the opportunity to design their own artwork. This session they will be making paper flowers. Free. The free classes are offered a couple of times a month – call for details – (941) 955-6999 - 4525 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233 • June 14, 15 – 10am to 5pm. St. Armand’s Craft Festival at St. Armand’s Circle - http:// artfestival.com/Festivals/St_ Armands_Circle_Craft_Festival_ Sarasota_Florida_June.ASPX

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View From The Gate Compiled by: Capt. Jordan M. Joseph, Landings Security & Safety

There were a total of 74 incidents reported to Landings Security & Safety for the month of April 2014. They are as follows: • 3 Animal Problem Reports 1 Dog off leash reported. Owner located. 1 Suspicious animal droppings reported. 1 Dead animal in roadway removed by Maintenance. • 1 Assist Other Agency Report Request of information provided to process server. •1 Burglary from Vehicle Reported Cash and Camera stolen form unlocked car. • 2 Disturbance Reports 1 Dog Barking complaint. Forwarded to the LMA for follow up. 1 Illegal use of a vehicles horn by resident. Forwarded to the LMA for follow up. • 20 Informational Reports 1 Dumpster left in roadway overnight. 1 Lawn Service solicitors. Advised of rules. 8 Street Lights out. Forwarded to FPL for repair. 10 Reports of bicycles being left out, unsecured overnight. • 15 Open Door Reports 14 Garage Doors found open. 1 Vehicle trunk found open. • 12 Parking Violations Reported 1 Vehicle parked in the grass. 3 Vehicles parked facing oncoming traffic. 8 Vehicles parked in the roadway overnight.

• 3 Patrol Requests ‘Fake Cat Noises’ investigated. Unable to confirm. ‘Loud Boom’ investigated. Unable to locate cause. ‘Loud Party at LRC Pool’ Unable to confirm. • 2 Property Damage Reports Common area sprinkler heads broken. Unknown cause. Advised Argus. Mailboxes damaged. Unknown cause. LHA advised. • 6 Public Service Reports. 2 Residents advised of vehicle lights being left on. 2 Motorist assist with directions. 1 Subject given ride home. 1 Tree branch removed from roadway. • 6 Reckless Driving Reports 4 Vehicles witnessed driving over the speed limit. 1 Vehicle witnessed driving recklessly. 1 Report redacted as having occurred outside of the Landings. • 1 Suspicious Person Report Hispanic Female seen sitting between parked vehicles. Left the area when approached by patrol officer. Noted later leaving the area with a resident. • 1 Vehicle Accident Reported Vehicle impact with North Gate arm (inbound)

APRIL TRAFFIC REPORT

Main Gate Entries at the Main Gate Total Gate Traffic

2014 11770 11770

2013 13117 13117

2012 13272 13272

2011 N/A N/A

North Gate Entries at the North Gate Exits at the North Gate Total Gate Traffic

2014 18366 16249 34615

2013 17705 16051 33756

2012 18898 17345 36243

2011 17547 15779 33326

South Gate Entries at the South Gate Exits at the South Gate Total Gate Traffic

2014 6403 5120 11523

2013 5662 4897 10559

2012 5481 4851 10332

2011 4755 5007 9762

* The Main Gate has no means of recording exit numbers at this time. N/A = System Error. Information not available or missing. South gate exit was down for a number of hours during the month of April 2014.

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 Landings Community Hauling Program........... 941-727-6464x110 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 Life-threatening EMERGENCY: call 911 first, then call the gate. They will direct emergency vehicles

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LMA Board

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Eagle Editorial

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1742 PEREGRINE POINT DR • $639,000

5400 EAGLES POINT CIR # 304 • $349,000

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Landings Real Estate Database Address HOMES FOR SALE 4808 PEREGRINE PT CIR. W 1742 PEREGRINE PT DR 5155 FLICKER FIELD CIR 1733 PINE HARRIER CIR HOMES PENDING 5157 KESTRAL PK LN 1598 LANDINGS TER 5089 KESTRAL PK S WAY 1781 PINE HARRIER CIR 5167 KESTRAL PK LN HOMES SOLD 5146 KESTRAL PK WAY 4732 PINE HARRIER DR 4849 PEREGRINE PT N CIR 5125 KESTRAL PK PL 5162 KESTRAL PK TER 1780 PINE HARRIER CIR 5038 KESTRAL PK WAY S 1714 PINE HARRIER CIR 4696 PINE HARRIER DR 1756 PINE HARRIER CIR CONDOS FOR SALE 5450 EAGLES PT CIR # 102 5420 EAGLES PT CIR # 403 4968 KESTRAL PK CIR 1705 STARLING DR 4846 KESTRAL PK CIR 5261 LANDINGS BLVD 5400 EAGLES PT CIR # 304 5263 LANDINGS BLVD CONDOS PENDING 5450 EAGLES PT CIR # 401 1709 STARLING DR 5043 KESTRAL PK DR 1716 STARLING DR 1718 STARLING DR 5287 HERON WAY 1698 STARLING DR 1610 PINTAIL WAY CONDOS SOLD 5400 EAGLES PT CIR # 406 5408 EAGLES PT CIR # 203 5430 EAGLES PT CIR # 205 4844 KESTRAL PK CIR 1492 LANDINGS LAKE DR 4941 KESTRAL PK WAY 5257 HERON WAY 5219 HERON WAY 5211 HERON WAY 5222 LANDINGS BLVD

Price

BR

BA

½ BA

1,349,900 639,000 629,000 500,000

5 3 4 4

5 3 2 2

1 0 1 1

799,000 675,000 650,000 525,000 499,000

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3 2 2 3 3

1 0 1 0 0

1,100,000 800,000 721,000 665,000 650,000 638,000 620,000 550,000 550,000 505,000

4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

3 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2

2 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 1

475,000 445,000 425,000 399,900 398,900 363,000 349,000 264,900

2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

749,999 488,000 295,000 262,500 255,000 249,500 243,500 209,000

3 3 2 3 2 3 3 2

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

547,600 434,000 430,000 396,000 307,000 280,000 269,000 255,000 247,500 235,000

3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 2

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1

Based on information from Realtor.com, Sarasota Property Appraiser, and Sarasota Association of Realtors for the period ending 5/15/2014. These properties listed and sold in the past 4 months by various MLS participating offices.

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Landings Eagle - June 2014  

The Landing Eagle serves residents of The Landings, Sarasota, FL 34231 with key information about the area.

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