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Meet Neil Goldman A Baseball Kind Of Guy New LMA board member, Neil Goldman was born and raised in Chicago. The eldest of four, he grew up with one brother and two sisters. The Goldman kids spent many happy summers at their grandfather’s cottage in South Haven, Michigan, a 2-hour drive from Chicago. Neil graduated from the University of Illinois with a major in Political Science. Degree in hand, he realized that job opportunities were few and far between in the field he had chosen, so he enrolled at the University of Illinois, College of Law. A baseball aficionado, Neil paid his way through college and law school by being a vendor at Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park, jobs he held for ten straight summers.

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Louise Greenfield

By Diana Colson

lived life on her own terms At the time of press, we were informed of Louise Greenfield’s passing. Ms. Greenfield was born on April 16, 1917 in Philadelphia, and passed away on May 19, 2015 due to complications of pneumonia. In lieu of a funeral service, her family and friends will gather together and hold a party in her honor on June 6.

It’s Official! June 1st Launch of New Landings Speeding Regulations He sold sodas, peanuts, and crackerjack. When he turned 21, Neil expanded his wares to include beers, selling them for 65 to 75 cents apiece—a far cry from today’s high prices! Between sales, he kept his eyes glued on the playing field. “I grew up being a big Cubs fan,

Douglas Day

The Orange Juice Man

By Diana Colson Newly elected to the LMA board, Douglas Day brings the attitude of the farmer to the table. He and his brother own and operate a 100-acre grove of orange trees in Myaaka City, a profession Doug finds filled with independence. Doug’s Mom was born and raised in Bradenton. She was working as secretary for Bobby Jones, Senior, when she met Doug’s father at a Coca Cola conference in Atlanta. (He was the attorney for Coca Cola.)They were engaged a mere 10 days later. The newly married couple moved to northeastern Pennsylvania. Both Doug and his brother were born and raised in this hard coal region, but they also got to know Florida. When they were kids, they were taken on frequent trips to visit in Bradenton. Continued on page 13

and my summer job fit my interest perfectly. The Cubs have not been in the World Series since 1906,—the longest streak in baseball—and I would like to see them get there in my lifetime.” Continued on page 9

The LMA Board, in response to numerous requests, has taken action to ensure the safety and security of our community. As members of The Landings community we share our roads with walkers, bicyclists and pets. People of all ages and mobility levels enjoy our beautiful environment. Unfortunately, speeding has been on the increase, both by residents, guests and vendors. All Landings households have been notified by either email or first class mail about

the new speeding regulations. Effective June 1, 2015, the current 25 mph speed limit on portions of two major roadways – Landings Boulevard and Kestral Park Way North & South - will be reduced to 20 mph. The portion of Landings Boulevard currently posted at 15 mph and all other roads in The Landings will remain at 15 mph. We ask that all using our roadways recognize these new regulations and yield to both pedestrians and cyclists.

LMA Decal Verification

Letters have gone out to owners of properties in Eagles Point II, The Enclave at Eagles Point and Villas at Eagles Point notifying them that the decals registered to them will be suspended on July 1st unless they take action before that date to re-validate them. Owners can avoid suspension by re-validating their decals

before July 1, 2015. Owners who will be gone for the month their decals are scheduled to be deactivated may go to the Main Gate before they leave to complete the verification process. The form was mailed with the notice and is available on The Landings website and at the Main Gate.

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Letters to the Editor In response to the letters to the editor, Sandy and I would like to thank Jim Dickson for his support. It was interesting to find that over 50 people had to pay the penalty on their yearly dues when in reality most never received any invoice or reminders. It was also discovered that the penalty of 10% was illegal by Florida Statue when it should have been only 5%. LMA finally corrected this by sending a refund for the overcharge. I have checked with other condo associations and their policies was, after not receiving their quarter assessments in 30 days, they send or call a second notice So much for the tolerance and understanding of the LMA board. So, my final words to all of you, “Living in Paradise” is to mark your calendars for this December because as the man said so brilliantly, “LMA can use the money.” Burt and Sandy Frank I read with dismay the response in the May edition of The Eagle by former board member Mr. Spelman. His reasoning is discouraging and I am delighted he is a FORMER board member. His trivializing of the problem presented by the Frank family is insulting to all. I certainly hope we can pay more attention to who serves on our boards, and certainly hope people who might be interested in moving to “Paradise” don’t read his letter and wonder if a much lower biblical entity might be more likely. The lack of empathy is discouraging. We really need to do better. Larry Weiner

LMA Meeting Notes

By Trebor Britt

|LMA Attorney Briefs Board, Residents on Traffic Congestion Issue LMA Pres. Don McMurray began the meeting by reporting on a special meeting he began hosting on the first Tuesday of every month at The Landings Racquet Club between 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. for anyone who wishes to make comments or ask questions. A Few people did participate and some notable comments and suggestions were made. One resident made a glowing appreciation of the work that Joe Hennessy is doing as chairman of the Landscaping Committee. Another suggested a regular column appear in The Eagle regarding safety and security issues. A general complaint was raised by another resident regarding the size of vendor vehicles and where they are parking when they are providing their services. McMurray also reported meeting with the Communications Committee to discuss the need to develop a process to allow the board to get word to every resident.

hopes to finalize a draft lawsuit and get the demand letters to the property owners who have an interest in the entryway and intersection. At that point, property owners will have 10 days to respond. These responses will help determine the next course of action.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Co-chairs, Bob Manteiga and Joan Lowery reported meeting with several committees in an effort to determine the primary function and purpose of their committee. They determined their committee is to help build a sense of community and to promote understanding and awareness. They hope to involve more people in the use of the website and plan to provide more training opportunities for residents who return in the fall. The possibility of hiring a guru teenage webmaster was also mentioned.

FORWARD PLANNING

Forward Planning chair, Michael Knupp reported he is continuing to collect FINANCE REPORT submittals from committee chairman. Finance committee chair, Marie These submissions will be reviewed and Graziosi-Jacaruso announced Carol Carr recommendations and comments will be was appointed as a new member of the offered at a later meeting. finance committee. She went on to report COMMUNITY EVENTS a surplus of $1197.11 through the first three months of this year. The committee Chairman Doug Day reported his sent 51 residents a refund of the 5% late committee is continuing to update their list fee overcharge. Currently 21 unit owners of parental contacts as well as continuing have a combined balance due of $15,205. to decide on appropriate party themes for These delinquent assessments are being young people 13 and under. addressed by the LMA attorney. In ROADS addition, Graziosi-Jacaruso announced the policy for collecting outstanding Roads chair, Rudy Blohm reported annual assessment debt is being reviewed. the committee had asked several paving contractors to check The Landings roads INTERSECTION CONGESTION for needed repairs. Asphalt Repair Service Attorney, Steve J. Chase Esq. gave an submitted a bid of $1542. to repair 24 small extensive report on the current status areas. The process of repair they use is and future plans regarding the traffic guaranteed for five years. Funds already congestion issue at Kestral Parkway and in the budget will be used to accomplish Hwy 41. Within the next few weeks, Chase these repairs.

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Once funds are available, Blohm suggested the existing observation deck be replaced with an observation tower. Ramate Construction Inc. submitted a bid of $20,000 to build a 12 foot high observation tower. This project will be considered at a later date.

LAKES

Lakes chair, Larry Lawrence was pleased to report Sarasota County dredging department cleared the first 100 feet of Treehouse Lake, Lake 2. This work needed to be done for five years. Lawrence went on to report that Sarasota County has decided to dredge the horseshoe shaped sediment shelf on North Lake, Lake 1. The timing will depend on whether they have to get competitive bids. The county expects it will cost them approximately $25,000. And finally, information regarding the operation of the weir on Mayne Lake, Lake 9 from the EPCA is expected by June.

EAGLE EDITORIAL COMMITTEE

Committee chair, Larry Lawrence reported his committee adopted the following mission statement. The mission of The Landings Eagle is to objectively communicate information on the news, social activities, policy issues, the political environment and physical developments that are relevant to Landings residents. The Eagle serves as an advocate and forum for consideration of important topics. The Eagle works cooperatively with the other Landings communications efforts. The publication of information in The Eagle is guided by the LMA Editorial Committee. Lawrence ended his report by recognizing and thanking Irwin Starr for all the work he did writing a “Publicity Outline” to guide anyone interested in properly promoting their Landings event. Continued on page 13

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LHA Meeting Notes Security Alert At its regular May board meeting the board approved a roof replacement on Pine Harrier Dr and a paver driveway on Peregrine Point Circle W. In response to a question by a member in attendance, the board reviewed its position on an article in The Landings Eagle regarding the possibility of an increased incidence of “teardown” transactions in The Landings. While on the one hand, it indicated that it thought there would be relative few such incidents given the size of the lots in the Association, it pointed out that its ability to control such activity was limited to the required approval of the design and appearance of the replacement structure. It has no ability to prevent a tear-down per se. The board reviewed with another member who was present the operation of a small business out of the residence. The owner acknowledged the Association’s concern and indicated that operations would be relocated to a commercial space. Letters of violation regarding the condition of several roofs will be sent to owners of the property. With no progress on resolving a drainage issue on Peregrine Point Way, the matter will be referred to Association counsel for further action. The next board meeting of the Association will be on June 11, 2015.

ABC 7 (WWSB) recently reported that the Manatee and Sarasota County Sheriff’s Offices are investigating a recent rash of crimes where gated communities have been burglarized by a “nonviolent, but sophisticated and fast group”, according to Sarasota County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Wendy Rose.

A unique characteristic of these burglaries has been that the suspects are typically well dressed females driving a highend rented vehicles. “Targeted items seem to be jewelry and high end electronics”, according to Rose. The Sarasota County communities hit thus far

(Plantation Country Club in Venice, The Inlets in Nokomis, and Calusa Lakes near Laurel Rd.) all seem to be out of the way locations, with quick easy access to the interstate. Landings residents should be on the look out for any suspicious activity and report it to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office at 316-1201.

LLG Committee looking for volunteers W i t h H o w a r d F e l t m a n ’ s and rewarding experience and an Please indicate your interest by retirement from his many years opportunity to bring something e-mail to bridgetfrymeir@aol.com of chairing the Landings Learning special to your Landings neighbors. or savrens@aol.com. Group, its planning committee, has named Bridget Frymier and Selma Savren to lead that committee as co-chairs. The hard-working committee has been busy planning the 2016 program schedule which will be announced in December. They are eager to recruit volunteers to serve with them. Volunteers will have the opportunity 2015 LLG Committee Members: to participate in the planning and Standing, left to right: Ute Hargreaves, Selma Savren, Howard Feltman, Irv Spector staging of the 2016 program. The Seated, left to right: Linda Morgenlander, Adrienne Feltman, Ron Wilson, Estelle Colton, and Earl Schaeffer committee welcomes new members Not in photo, but active members of the committee; Joan Dreyfus, Bridget Frymier, with new ideas. It is a stimulating and Marcia Smith. Photo by Paul Weiner

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President’s Column

By Don McMurray

restrictions, and punishments it wants to – the basic safety on our roads depends entirely on each of you – driver, walker, bicyclist, and pet walker – and what you do when you are on our roads. No one wants to be involved in a pedestrian accident! To accomplish this desired goal – drivers please, slow down, yield to pedestrians, bicyclist, and pet walker, and keep everyone’s safety as your primary objective. Walkers – please walk facing traffic and wear observable clothing (especially at night). Bicyclists – please ride with traffic and stay to the outside of the road. Pet owners, please walk your pet on the outside of the road, or better yet – on the grass. The bottom line is that when it comes to road safety – it takes a “Community Effort” to achieve the outcome we all want. It is not just the drivers – but, walkers, bicyclists, and pet owners all share in the task equally of being responsible, courteous, and aware of potential dangers

As we transition into the “warmer months” of the year, I want to encourage those who remain in our community for the summer to be safe, stay cool, and enjoy what our wonderful community has to offer. By now, most residents are aware of the changes in our driving policies that the Board has, and is, enacting in an effort to increase the safety on our roads. On June 1st the speed limit on Landings Blvd and Kestral Park Way (North & South) will be reduced to 20 mph. All other roads will remain with a 15 mph speed limit. However, as you may have noticed in the news recently, we are not alone. Drivers, walkers, and bicyclists sharing the same limited transportation space has become a major issues in many communities and towns across the country. The Board’s primary goal is that we want our residents to be safe when they use our roads. However, everyone knows the Board can enact all the rules,

in order to avoid an outcome that none of us ever wants to see happen. I formed a Communications Committee this year to review our systems of communication and to coordinate the improvement in our ability to contact every home owners when we need to share important information. Obvious examples of information sharing would be in the case of an emergency, but there are other times when the Board needs to contact the members -- a change in policy, meetings, social events, etc. Currently, with the exception of using our postal system, we have no way of contacting everyone on short notice. Consequently, I have asked the committee to update our email system as a primary means of contacting everyone on short notice. Your email address will be protected and not shared with others, unless you provide

permission. All of our email messages are sent without individual identification (your email and name are not listed), so no one can get a copy of your email from our correspondence with you. For those owners that we don’t have an email address, you will be receiving a mailed request to provide one to us. I ask you to seriously consider doing so to enable us to be able to communicate with you more efficiently. You have the right to not provide your email address to us, but please understand that making that choice restricts our primary means of communicating with you to the postal system. Finally, the last topic of this communication – which happens to dovetail well with the previous paragraph. HURRICANE SEASON is officially upon us! It is important for you to begin to prepare for a potential storm. There are no storms on the

horizon currently, but it is far better to be prepared than it is to be forced to rush around at the last moment attempting to prepare your property when a storm is coming our way. Please pay attention to the local/state/ national news information and alerts about preparing for a storm. The Board will also be in communication with home owners as we receive any pertinent information about a possible storm. Our initial communications will be through email – so, please help us help you! In closing, I mentioned last month that I would be available on the first Tuesday of each month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the LRC to meet and discuss with any resident that has a question, suggestion, or complaint they would like to share with the board. Last month went well, with a number of residents sharing their thoughts and comments. Therefore, the next meeting will be Tuesday June 2nd.

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Kids’ Corner

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• How long have you lived in • Favorite TV Show? The Landings? Jessie 6 ½ years • Do you play an instrument? • Do you like The Landings? Yes, I play the snare drum Yes. I like all the neighbors. with a group of 13 kids at school called PYP Sticks (Primary Everyone is so nice! Years Program). I was just in • What is your favorite subject? Orlando at the SE Regional Math because I like all the Competition with my school possibilities that numbers can and we got first place! I also played violin for a year but it work with. was boring. • What is your favorite sport? Tennis because it’s fun. I take • Favorite movie? Guardians of the Galaxy lessons 3x/week. because it was a good comedy. • What is your favorite team? FSU! We have been to every • What do you do in your spare time? home game with the camper! I like anything that involves being active - Competitive • Favorite color? tennis, football, and golf. Gold • Favorite Song? Centuries by Fall Out Boy

• Your family recently Heidi Bodor bought a camper. Where has been the coolest place that you’ve gone with it so far? North Carolina. We went white water rafting, biking, hiking, anything that has an “ing” in it!! And we hung out and had fun! • What’s your favorite food? All chicken – fried, grilled, you name it! • One word to describe you would be? Awesome!

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Neil Goldman Always a sports kind of guy, Neil met his wife, Sharon, in a bowling league when he was 27. Sharon soon became a stay-athome-mom, shepherding their two boys, Scott and Mark, to school, soccer, and hockey. Neil was hired as a lawyer in a small 2-man office in Chicago. He had worked for only a year and a half when his boss was involved in a motorcycle accident, and it fell upon Neil’s shoulders to run the office by himself. Neil steadily expanded the practice to two offices and a total of 23 lawyers, with his own specialty becoming Personal Injury law. As his sons were growing up, they were lucky to have a dad who was very successful as a little league baseball, soccer, and travel hockey coach. (Both kids went on to play hockey in high school and later in college at the University of Illinois.)Neil hoped to replicate his childhood experience of visiting Grandfather’s summer cottage in South Haven. He and Sharon began to hunt for a summer house on Lake Michigan, finally settling on a place called New Buffalo in Harbor County, about 70 minutes from downtown Chicago. At the time, prices were low, and sellers could not even give those houses away! Before long, however, the area became ultra-chic and prices

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skyrocketed. What brought the Goldman’s to Sarasota? Neil says, “We had the summer place in New Buffalo, and we needed a winter place. We wanted to be near water, and that ruled out Arizona.” Sharon’s Mother lived in Florida, as did other family members. After repeated visits, the Goldmans realized that the West Coast of Florida was right for them. In 2004, they found their perfect place at The Landings, and purchased one of the Portside Villas. Says Neil, “I planned to retire from the beginning, and I bought things early in preparation to retire, which I finally did a year and a half ago. For a period of 10 years, Sharon stayed at The Landings for most of the season. She got to drink with The Landings Ladies and play tennis, while I worked in Chicago.” Neil has served as President of Landings South #2, Portside Villas, and saw what a difference a well-run board could make. When asked to run for the Landings Board, Neil knew it was time to step up to bat. “I wanted to be sure that The Landings continued to be the type of community it had been for the previous 11 years. It’s the kind of place where people help each other out.”

One of of the many volunteers living in The Landings By Dee Ricapito

Rose McMullen lives on Starling Drive only six months out of the year, the rest of her time is spent in Salem, Mass., with her husband, Dick. While in Sarasota, Rose spends two and a half months from (February 1st to April 15th) preparing and e-filing Federal and State income tax returns for low and moderate-income clients, with a special emphasis on those ages 60 and above, via the “free” AARP Foundation TaxAide Program. You will find Rose at the Gulf Gate library three days a week; other locations include: the Selby and Fruitville Libraries as well as the Senior Friendship Center. Before she starts each tax season, Rose devotes up to a week of her time to update her skills studying the tax laws in order to pass the current yearly test for necessary

certifications. Rose says, that it’s rewarding seeing the same clients year after year. To her credit this is her nineteenth year volunteering for this program.

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The Landings Loses Its Butterfly Man Article written by Don Leidel and submitted by Katy Leidel Jim Mangold was known by everyone he met as a man with a big friendly smile and a hearty laugh. Jim was known in his tennis playing days as an enthusiastic player, aggressive at the net, who could be counted on for a lot of friendly banter. He also won many trophies playing tennis at The Landings. Sadly, Jim passed away in April. He had been a Landings resident for 28 years. Jim’s many close friends knew him as an artist, a creator of stunningly beautiful mounted butterflies. He began his hobby of collecting and mounting butterflies in 1997. Visitors to his home are greeted by an assortment of butterflies on every wall and ledge. Jim had been a lifelong lover of butterflies, but buying decorative collages was expensive. A decorative collage with 40 butterflies, for example, could cost well over $2,000, he

discovered. So Jim decided, at age 71, to do the collages himself. He learned his craft through research at Selby Library and on the Internet. He soon discovered that no one was doing designs as he was. When Jim received the folded butterflies, he froze them for at least 48 hours to sanitize them, then put them between wet paper towels for 24 hours to soften their bodies so the wings

could be opened. Once softened, they could be mounted. This is when Jim’s wizardry began to shine. Jim’s homes in Sarasota, Newtown, and Connecticut display thousands of butterflies, exquisitely designed and mounted. The butterflies are from South, Central and North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the islands of the Pacific. There are over 20,000 known species. Jim is survived by his wife, Divina. His first wife Mary, died in Sarasota in 2002. They

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Doug Day

LMA Meeting Notes

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Driving here on highway AIA or coming down by train, which stopped right in the center of town. “I got a lot of attention in first grade for my drawings. I used to stay in during recess to draw. I grew out of art –or so I thought until I graduated from Quaker boarding school in Bucks County and entered Ohio Wesleyan. It would be sixteen years before I was coaxed into taking another art class. It was my ticket to ride.” Doug graduated Ohio Wesleyan University in 1981 with a major in Fine Arts. After graduation, however, Doug decided he wasn’t cut out to be a starving artist. He taught school for a while in Atlanta, and dabbled in film and advertising. He even worked for his father. Of those years, Doug says: “My Dad was a finance guy, a titan! He loved playing golf and buying businesses. “My father and brother had moved to Bradenton and convinced me to try an orange grove. They had been doing it successfully for almost 5 years, so I came down and tried it. We had two groves, one in Ona, and the other in Myaaka City. I liked the independence.” Today, Doug and his brother divide the chores at the Myaaka

City grove, spraying, irrigating, and surviving freezes and diseases; mostly getting the harvest ready for those two paychecks a year. When in his mid-40’s, Doug met his wife, Roni. She was working at Write-On Sarasota, the stationary store where he ordered the invitation for his parent’s 50th Anniversary Surprise Party. It was a first marriage for both, and before long an amazing daughter was born. It was Katty, now 5, who just graduated from First Presbyterian Preschool and is headed for St. Martha Catholic School. The Days lived in a Condo on Palm Ave until Katty was 4. Then they began to question raising their child in a box. “My wife dragged me kicking and screaming to The Landings,” says Doug. “This one house just jumped out to us. It’s at the south end of The Landings, a little suburban dream.” It helped that Roni and Doug both love to play tennis. Doug considers himself one lucky guy. “I got married, had a kid, and now I’ve got the white picket fence in The Landings.” Doug’s pragmatic energy will certainly be of service to the community.

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GATE ON FIELD ROAD

The gate allowing access to Field Road is unbolted daily at around dawn and closes at approximately 11 PM. A code is required to get back into The Landings and is available by calling security.

LANDSCAPING

Landscaping chair, Joe Hennessy reported on three landscape items. The landscaping committee approved an expense of $4800 to enhance seven islands in a section of the north gate entrance. They also approved $4200 to remove all the existing trees and vegetation in an original island on Flicker Field. And lastly, most of the slash pine was removed on Perrigine Point Circle East.

MAINTENANCE

David Jacaruso, chairman of the newly formed Maintenance Committee, reported the completion of a few major projects. Ambient lighting project at entrance

stanchions, center islands, the Main gate North gate and South gate has been completed. All the lighting has been upgraded with a long-lasting guarantee. All entrance gates and Island timers have also been upgraded to a much improved cost saving system. Future maintenance projects include road striping, the replacement and addition of road reflectors as well as curb and perimeter wall painting.

TECHNOLOGY

Technology chair, Dick Bayles reported a database of all technology equipment at The Landings has been compiled. The database includes the acquisition date, cost and expected life where it is known.

CORRECTION

The speed limit on Landings Blvd. from Heron Way to Landings Court has also been reduced to 20mph and not 15mph as stated in the April issue of The Eagle.

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Dressed in shorts and short sleeved shirt, Bob Stein, The Landings Eagle publisher, is easily mistaken for a wayward snowbird fresh off some nearby golf course. Some attending the recent Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Awards Ceremony at TPC Prestancia recently can be excused if they jumped to that conclusion when he showed up in his trademark “Florida casual” attire. But once the assembled chamber members recognized him they understood. That’s just Bob. The energetic publisher of the Siesta Sand left the buttoned down corporate world years ago. He’s living on “island time” now, even if there seldom seems to be enough of it to get to everything he wants to each day. Even at the awards dinner he was still on the job, taking pictures, talking to friends, looking for news leads for the next edition of one of the newspapers he publishes with his wife and business partner Emy. His eyes light up when talking about the latest happenings on the island. “Somebody said they saw a crocodile in the Grand Canal,” he says. “Can you believe it?” Then there’s the recent report of a rave party – clothing optional – at the pavilion after the drum circle broke up on a recent Sunday evening. Cell phone videos of the revelry prompted Stein to quip, “What happens on the Key doesn’t always stay on the Key.” “There’s no such thing as small news in a small town,” he says. Running down the latest rumor is one of his greatest joys. It shows in the boyish grin that makes him appear younger than his sixty years. But the news this evening at the awards dinner would take Stein totally by surprise. “It had been a long day and I was getting tired and thinking of cutting out early,” he said in a recent interview. “But I’d given my camera to

Trish Johnson-Ivey (of Fresh PR & Marketing) to take some pictures. But now she’s up front, presenting an award, so I had to wait until she finished.” So Stein takes a seat. Then something Ivey says catches his ear. “If you’ve seen this person around town, always in shorts, you might think he’s a tourist but in fact he’s hard at work; he’s always on the move. He’s heavily involved with almost every civic group on Siesta Key…” Uh-oh, Stein thinks to himself, slowly realizing where this is going amid chuckles and glances his way from the audience. “I take great pleasure in presenting the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the year award to Siesta resident, Bob Stein from Island Visitor Publishing,” The normally effusive Bob Stein was caught off guard, rendered momentarily speechless, by the spotlight now fixed squarely on him. Later, after hearing he had nearly bugged out before receiving the award, Chamber Executive Director Debra LynSchmitz joked: “He wouldn’t have made it to the door. I would have tackled him before he got near it!” She said the qualities the chamber looks for in the award winner include community involvement and chamber activity. But beyond that, there’s something more. “The chamber wants the person who best represents the spirit of Siesta Key,” she explained. That spirit clearly animates Stein. He loves living and working on the Key, saying he first came under its spell in 2007 while still caught up in the corporate grind he is now so grateful to have left behind. “I was working for Journal Communications (parent company of The Milwaukee Journal) at the time” he said over lunch at the Alpine Steakhouse on the South Trail.

“They owned the Pelican Press then as well as some other publications in the area. I would come by in my role as Operations Director for their Community Publishing Group.” The Pelican’s office was located near the Village. In a Siesta minute – island time – Stein was hooked. “From my first trip I thought: what a great place this must be to live and work.” In 2010, the Steins bought a home on the Key, at the same time they purchased a small publication, Island Visitor (The Map Paper) which serviced the Key since 1989. But as fate would have it, living and working on Siesta would have to wait. The couple had finally left the cold winters of Wisconsin behind, but they ended up in Ft. Myers, not Siesta, where Stein took a job with Seabreeze Communications close to a vacation property they owned on Fort Myers Beach. Bob had originally accepted a job as the Ad Director for Breeze Newspapers in Fort Myers/Cape Coral. “I showed up for work and lasted three days. I walked away from a large salary because our views differed on key items and I realized it was more gratifying to work for myself again,” Stein explained. “Shortly after we purchased Island Visitor and our home, I met Terry Reid, owner of Seabreeze Communications through a mutual friend,” Stein continued. “He reminded me of an older version of myself with a great operation consisting of 29 monthly papers on the west coast and 20 papers on the east coast in the Palm Beach, Jupiter area. I told Terry I’d work for him as GM for two years. No contracts, just a gentleman’s handshake was all it took. “After the two years were up, I moved down to Siesta Key permanently and began to develop what we purchased Continued on next page


earlier,” said Stein. “Prior to that time, my wife and I worked Siesta on weekends, thinking we’d eventually move here permanently when the time was right,” Stein said. The time was right when Dr. Beach named Siesta Key the No. 1 Beach in the US. We decided to expand the quarterly paper to a monthly giving birth to Siesta Sand.” The Island Visitor paper was a modest start, but it gave them a beachhead on the island. Meanwhile, Stein had an idea of developing a mini version of Seabreeze. Island Visitor Publishing LLC acquired publishing The Landings Eagle, Del Tura Tower and the Tara Woods Columns. “We publish their news, hyperlocal news. I laugh when I hear I can read it online. Someone needs to write this or it won’t be there for you to read it,” Stein laughs. Stein’s knowledge of the newspaper industry was based on a model he had developed in the 1980s in Wisconsin that eventually grew into a successful group of Newspapers/Shoppers that blanketed the suburbs and heart of the City of Milwaukee with a combined circulation of 135,000. “Every grocery store in the Milwaukee market ran their ad in my papers and I published them on Sundays against the daily newspaper, their strongest paper.” Stein remarked. Thomson Newspaper Group took note of his success, buying Stein’s group in 1995. Thomson approached Stein at a newspaper conference. “They told me they wanted to buy me, I said it wasn’t for sale and 6 weeks later it was theirs”. After the sale it felt like I just witnessed the death of a family member. I built this operation from scratch, 28 full-time employees, plus countless part-timers, lifetime business friends etc. gone!” Stein explained

But since then, aside from owning and managing rental properties, building spec homes, Stein had missed the excitement and freedom of working for himself in this industry. Stein currently prints 14,850 copies of Siesta Sand and The Landings Eagle each month, mailing copies to homeowners as well. “It’s more expensive, but it’s the right way to go in an area like this,” he explains. “So many people with homes here are away in the summer or travel a lot. They don’t want papers piling up, which is what you get with free papers thrown on driveways.” So far the new venture has worked out well for the couple. Siesta Sand has been well received for its focus on the Key. Both Bob and Emy

work hard, but they are grateful to now work for themselves. And they’ve finally realized that dream of living and working on Siesta Key. Being named Business Person of the Year? That’s a true honor, says Stein. But living on island time…That’s an award that comes each and every day. “Siesta is a small town,” he says. “This is my hometown now and I want to make sure it’s looked after to keep that small town feel.” And best of all? “I get to wear shorts and sandals to work every day,” he says with a smile. “What could be better than that?” Siesta Key Resident Bob Stein is currently the 1st Vice President of the Siesta Key Association chairing the Siesta Promenade development along with chairing the land usage once the Waste Water Treatment Plant is retired. Stein also is a board member of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, chaired the development and sales for the new in-house Visitors Guide, tear off maps and folding maps. It does not stop there, he is also on the board of the Siesta Key Village Association and attends their monthly meetings.

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Racquet Club News

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THE LANDINGS EAGLE June 2015

Our members and veterans celebrated Memorial Day with our usual good turnout for the barbecue and camaraderie. Pictures of the event are shown on the next page. As you read this, we are close to finishing the move into the remodeled Pro Shop from the multi-purpose room. Rudy Blohm, our project manager for this work, will see it when he gets back from Europe in late June.

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The remaining major project for this year is the replacement of our court fences, which will begin in early June. Alice has headed north and I wish her a healthy and happy summer, and we look forward to her return in the fall. Gary will be here when he isn’t in Paris. For those of you who are here year-round, I hope you make good use of our relatively idle facilities and enjoy whatever vacation plans you have.

By Kevin Lechlitner

By the time you are reading this, we should be fully operational in our newly renovated Tennis Pro Shop. Even though we enjoyed our time in our temporary office in the multipurpose room of the Fitness Center, we are all thrilled to be back in the Pro Shop. For those that haven’t seen the completed project yet, please stop by when you get a chance. I think you will be impressed with the new setup. The other major capital project for the 2015 calendar year will begin in early June. We are replacing all of the tennis court fencing. The overall project is expected to take roughly five weeks. Two courts at a time will be offline which will put court times at a premium. I realize there is less activity on the courts this time of year but I still strongly suggest members call in advance for morning and afternoon reservations. Exercise Class Update - Even though summer is here, 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 Tuesday & Thursday mornings at 9:30 AM. The traditional Yoga classes with Hilda Ely are Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:15 AM. We have added an additional Yoga class on Friday mornings with Susan Dierksen. Although the details aren’t finalized yet, there is a strong possibility that Verna Ferris from Dance Discovery may be conducting two classes a week at The Landings. I will advertise her class information as soon as I can. Joe still has his cardio tennis clinics three times a week on Monday evenings 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. 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 4th. 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 12th.

Blooming this month: QUESTION: We have seen some large trees which have beautiful purple flower clusters . They are spectacular – what are they? ANSWER: You are describing the Jacaranda Tree [Jacaranda mimosifolia]. It is in full bloom now and it is a beautiful specimen tree, needing a large yard. Those flower clusters can be over a foot long and contain hundreds of individual flowers. After the blooms are done, the fine foliage fills in and creates a lovely dappled shade canopy. The sight of a Jacaranda Tree in full bloom , against a gorgeous blue summer sky with a white cloud for contrast, is a sight you will remember for a long time! Submitted by Jan Johannesen, Sarasota Garden Club.


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Not sure what to give this Father’s Day? Pamper that special man or father in your life this Father’s Day with a gift certificate from the area’s very best gentlemen’s salon, Frank’s! Here’s a gift he may not request, but he’ll be pleased to receive and experience. Frank’s Gentlemen’s Salon is an upscale men’s salon dedicated to providing men with traditional barber shop services combined with cool modern style. And, just in time for Father’s Day, straight razor shaves are now available from their new master barber. At Frank’s, dad could get used to the kind of pampering where great service and an amazing atmosphere is the norm. He can sit back and enjoy a complimentary beverage while relaxing to the timeless sounds of Sinatra and Bennett. Stellar customer service is never rushed as they pay attention to every detail. Even the spacious waiting area has been designed with men in mind, complete with dark, rich leather chairs, 55” HDTV and beautiful solid oak pool table. Of course, you’ll want dad to enjoy the most popular service; Frank’s signature haircut which

includes shampoo and conditioning treatment with Eufora products, an invigorating scalp massage and a hot towel facial wrap. It ends with a relaxing neck and shoulder massage. Complimentary clean ups are always included. Offered each Tuesday is a half-priced haircut for new clients. If you really need to get on dad’s good side, throw in the man-Pedi and he’ll be putty in your hands. His feet and calves will be pampered as he relaxes for 60 minutes in a luxurious state-of-the-art Continuum massage chair. Dad will feel like king for the day as they care for his nails and massage his tired feet. Owner, Sabine Kruta invites you to call or stop by and pick up a gift certificate for dad. Allow him the luxury of experiencing any of their services so he too will appreciate why coming to Frank’s is not just an appointment, it’s an experience. Frank’s Gentlemen’s Salon is conveniently located near Siesta Key at 4141 S Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, Florida. 941-926-2631. Hours: Tue, Wed 10-5, Thursday, Friday 9-6, Saturday 10-2. Advertorial

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Around The Landings |PHILLIPPI ESTATE PARK June brings lazy summer days to Phillippi Estate Park. There are no public events scheduled; only private events such as weddings, children’s birthday parties and family reunion activities. Of course, the park is open to the public from 6:00 a.m. until midnight daily for strolling, walking the dog (please remember to keep your favorite pet on leash and to clean up after

him/her), bird watching, plein air painting and photographic

opportunities. The park wishes to thank those thoughtful park patrons who pick up palm fronds, stack up debris for staff to pick up in the cart and who report park needs to staff at the office. We are most appreciative that you want Phillippi to continue to provide respite and tranquility in Sarasota’s natural areas park.

|COMMUNITY HAULING PROGRAM DATES Please note that The Landings Community Hauling Program takes place three times per year: February, May and November, on the 2ND Wednesday of the month. A guide detailing items that can be dropped off will appear in The Landings Eagle during

these months. LMA has been notified by the County that they can no longer accept TVs at their Hazardous Waste Disposal Site. Therefore the LMA Community Hauling Program will not be able to collect them either. However, now you can put TVs and

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Stafford Shaddy attains Eagle Scout rank Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. A Scout who attains this rank is called an Eagle Scout or Eagle. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men. According to Shaddy, “For my project, I worked with the Little Pilgrim Preschool to build a truck themed sandbox in their playground. Little Pilgrim Preschool is located at the First Congregational Church of Christ, where our Troop 895 meets. After years visiting the church and playground for various Boy Scout activities it felt good being able to make an impact so close to home. My project would not have been possible without the help and contributions of Charlie Campbell, Thomas Hull of Autobahn Express, my

parents and my friends: Jake, Connor, Alex D., and Allison.” Proud parents are Tara Lamb and Bill Shaddy. Stafford is a 2015 Pine View School grad and will be attending Florida State University.

Pet of the Month We “rescued” Madison in December 2012 when she was two years old. Madison is a proud member of the first graduating class of The Hardee County Correctional Institute’s Prison Training Program (we have untrained her since). Madison loves to walk in The Landings. She gets insulted if people don’t stop to say hello. She has the most outgoing personality of any of the four greyhounds we have rescued over the past 20 years. Madison’s favorite hobby is sleeping. She loves treats and spends most of her waking hours chewing on a bone. She is definitely not a watchdog!

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Occasionally, Madison gets a burst of energy and “races” around in the back yard. Yes, she does run in an oval! So if you see Madison out walking please stop to say “hi”. We don’t want to bruise her ego!

If you haven’t seen your pet in our column, please submit two paragraphs about them along with their photo (jpg). We will highlight them in a future issue. Simply email your contribution to islandvp@verizon.net

Landings Residents’ Handbook & Directory

By Dick Bayles

The following are new owners since the last issue of The Landings Eagle: • Larry & Renata Hackmann, 1612 Pine Harrier Cir • Robert & Amy Lyons, 1711 Starling Dr • Richard G. Radey, 1624 Starling Dr, 941-554-4837 • Richard & Barbara Wigton, 5440 Eagles Point Cir #402 • Cassandra Winters, 5172 Flicker Field Cir, 941-320-6743, cc1129@aol.com

The following listings have changes since the last issue of The Landings Eagle: • Jeffrey & Gale Kaplan, 5271 Heron Way, 941-925-2914, gklemondrop@gmail.com, jlksarasota@gmail.com Additions, changes or corrections should be directed to me in writing. Directory forms are available at www.landingseagle.com and at www.thelandingsofsarasota.com, from me via e-mail or from your association, and may be dropped off at The Landings Racquet Club or Main Gate to my attention or sent via mail, e mail or fax. Dick Bayles: 1729 Landings Way, Sarasota, FL 34231, Email: landings.directory@gmail.com Fax: (941) 296-7404

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Stolen bicycles recovered at a cost Mike Lewis, co-owner of Siesta Sports Rentals, has had bicycles stolen over the past 10 years. But typically he never sees the stolen bikes again. When three bicycles were stolen sometime overnight on April 7, however, the outcome turned out to be different. The three brand-new Trek hybrid bicycles were stolen from vacationers who had rented them, but the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office found the bikes. Deputies had discovered the bikes at two different Sarasota pawn shops after checking serial numbers in the pawnshop database. “The police phoned us and said ‘we think we have your stolen bikes,’” Lewis said. Deputies then worked with Lewis to compare serial numbers to confirm the bicycles were in fact the stolen ones. A deputy then interviewed Robert Joseph Bennett Jr., 36, of Siesta Key, and after admitting to stealing the bicycles, Bennett was

charged with dealing in stolen property and providing false information to a pawn broker. “In this case, the police did a good job,” Lewis said. Yet the good news ended with the good police work. When it came to retrieving the bicycles, Lewis encountered an obstacle. Two separate pawn shops told him he would have to pay the two pawn shops a total of $275 to get the stolen bicycles back. Deputies told Lewis that under Florida law, pawn shops have the right to request money from the rightful owner of stolen items before giving the items back. That is unless a judge orders them to return the items. Most know of laws that prevent pawn shops from dealing in stolen goods. But Florida Statue 539 actually protects the pawn shop if a good is stolen. News of the law confounded Lewis. The statue—which Lewis contends was likely created in

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part at the urging of the pawnshop lobby—absolves pawn shops of the responsibility of properly vetting goods that may be stolen. In theory, the shop can buy and sell stolen items with impunity because the law is on their side. “They are in a no-lose situation,” Lewis told Siesta Sand. “If they buy something stolen, it’s your problem. You can come by and buy it back from them.” Lewis isn’t the only local theft victim who has encountered this statue. A Longboat Key resident who had his $2,000 racing bike stolen and recovered last year was asked to pay $100 to retrieve the bicycle from a pawn shop, according to a July, 2014 ABC 7 news article. http://www.mysuncoast. com/news/local/floridalaw-permits-pawn-shops-torequest-money-for-stolen/ article_745a30ea-0ebd-11e48653-0017a43b2370.html The Siesta Sports Rental

bikes were stolen April 7 from the Avenida De Mayo rental home where the vacationers who had rented the bikes were staying. According to the Sarasota County Probable Cause Affidavit, “Sometime in the overnight hours of 4/7/15 the bicycles went missing from the garage… the garage was left unsecured overnight.” A search of the pawn database revealed that Bennett had pawned a total of four bikes, including another bike, a Trek 3500 mountain bike, that

were stolen from the garage. The bikes were sold to Gold Coast Pawn, located at 3210 Clark Road, and Presidential Pawn, located at 1616 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota. According to the arrest report, “[A deputy] located the defendant at his residence and conducted a noncustodial interview, outside in his front yard. He denied stealing the bicycles, but when confronted with the evidence, he admitted to stealing four bicycles from the open garage.”

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The Landings Photo Gallery

By Robert C. Manteiga (Photos by Beto)

beautiful grandchildren.” And that is precisely what these photographs are…spectacular! Enjoy! As always, I encourage all photographers or aspiring photographers to send me your best pics. Simply email them to me in Jpeg format to roberto@ uri.edu , and please attach a brief story to go with them.

CLOUDS This month’s Photo Gallery features the photography of Landing’s resident and fellow photographer, Paul Weiner. Paul writes: “Since coming to Sarasota I have been fascinated by the incredible cloud formations and spectacular sunsets. They have become the focus of my photography along with my 7

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Elly’s Massage and Facials of Sarasota is a brand new elegant spa offering beauty, relaxation and professional service. Elly was trained in Europe, then NYC by a well-known beautician, Christine Valmy and has worked at several prestigious Manhattan salons such as Lord and Taylor’s and Bloomingdales. Now she has brought her expertise and knowledge to Sarasota along with a new way of relaxing the body from stress and fatigue using a foot press method. Our spa is located in the heart of Sarasota across from Trader Joe’s. 4400 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34231. We are open for business Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 7.00pm (by appointment only) Tel: (941)927-4646.

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ET’s: Where Are They? The Search Expands By Albert L. Weeks (Formerly on Newsweek’s Science Desk)

The pursuit of what may be Mission Impossible-namely, finding extraterrestrial Intelligent life--is seeking new pastures for exploration in outer space .Given that some impatient humans yearn to find “company” out there, some scientists are now giving up on finding ETs within our Solar System or even in our Milky Way Galaxy. Instead, according to the London Economist, the search for outer space aliens is now being focused on other, distant galaxies beyond our spiraled galaxy.. ET hunters now reason that if any advanced extraterrestrial civilizations were ever present in our galaxy in the past, they would have long since made themselves known. Some scientists guess that habitable planets may have been around for over 10 billion years. This is almost twice the time it took for life to develop on our “little blue dot,” as pop-sci astronomer Carl Sagan once characterized our allegedly “insignificant” cosmic home. It follows, writes the Economist, that a space-faring civilization, “relying on craft flying even far below the speed of light, would be able to colonize throughout the entire galaxy (where that was possible) within a few hundred million years.” This means that if intelligent life, or technologically capable life forms, had emerged elsewhere in the Milky Way, they would probably have come into view long ago.” Yet evidently they did not emerge unless you believe in the existence of UFOs with aliens aboard. This new version, of course, omits the possibility that such an advanced civilization would necessarily make itself known. Some speculate that such advanced ETs might disguise their presence. Hence, the suspicion--in my opinion, farfetched and illusory--that so-called UFOs represent attempts by “aliens” to do recon against us but without our being aware of it. Some

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UFO enthusiasts, speaking on some “science” telecast, will even attribute the huge meteor that crashed in Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013, to a UFO. However, for a minority of scientists [Note: minorities of scientific opinion are not always “wrong” as proved by the cases of Pasteur, Einstein, the modernizers of “real number” mathematics used in the Calculus, and other loners] Earth’s development of intelligent life may have been either a miracle (in the religious sense) or a very rare accident (in the nonreligious sense, as proposed by Nobel Laureate biologist, Jacques Monod). This “rare” school of thought on the possible Uniqueness of human life on Earth is based on the study of what is known about the chancy earliest development of complex life forms on our planet. In the words of such reputable scientists as Monod, Shklovsky, Jeans, Eddington, Bohr, Einstein, and others (who are never quoted in this respect in gung-ho pop-sci magazines), life emerged under extremely special, contingency-loaded, “well-timed” conditions. Not even the huge numbers of possible Sun-like stars or planets bearing superficial Earth characteristics can make up for the unusual sequence of events that produced life on our planet. Not only that, the parameters of how the transition was made from lifeless inorganic material (“chemicals”) to living protoplasm is a huge, unsolved Unknown. No one understands how this essential transformation took place. Nor has science been able to replicate it. Reputable scientists like the geologist and the astronomer respectively Dr. Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee of the University of Washington note in their book Rare Earth how marginal and accidental all this was. Not only that, they

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point out that life began on our planet under extremely unfavorable conditions of outer space. IT is rampant with interplanetary and cometary fragment collisions, lethal cosmic rays, “suns” that do not produce the right life-making elements, and so on. Above all, it is totally baffling how Earth’s biosphere, once formed, managed to survive under such adverse conditions. The rare events and contingencies, as catalogued by Drs. Ward and Brownlee, that saved our world from extinction proved to be very fortunate for our planet sand perhaps supremely rare even Universe-wide. For their part, pop-sci dismisses such causative factors. These popularizing scientists claim that given “so many billions of Sun-like stars,” some are “inevitably bound” to produce planets with life-supporting biospheres. Yet does that inevitabilist assumption follow logically and statistically? Suppose you have all the materials and parts, a big assumption, to make, say, a modern, supersonic fighter-bomber with thousands of working parts (on the analogy of the even more complex parts and structure of a human cell or an RNA or DNA gene alone). Even if you had plenty of the components and enough time, would all those parts “inevitably assemble themselves” into complex organisms let alone highly vulnerable mammals? Obviously not. Sheer numbers and length of time mean nothing. either statistically or qualitatively. According to Ward and Brownlee and some other scientists, Earth went through a number of evidently unique phases. At times, the very extinction of all primitive microbic life on our planet (whose origins are unknown) lay in the balance. But then, serially, an accidental, intervening geological event would overcome the

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challenge. This happened, for instance, when an iced-up, “snowball Earth” somehow transitioned by accident (via internal volcanic action) into a green, verdant Earth. Or when greenhouse gases nearly snuffed out life but were gobbled up by other processes (for details, see Ward and Brownlee’s book, available at Amazon.com). The Bottom Line is that no one knows, despite ET babble, whether ET has developed elsewhere beyond Earth, or even if it could develop. If it is ever proved that it has evolved elsewhere, many of us would be among the first to welcome the advent of the existence of another world (using the word “world” literally). Meanwhile, though, isn’t it better to concentrate on preserving what we have here rather than dwelling on the unproven, so-

called “inevitability” of life elsewhere? Too, ironically speaking, isn’t intelligent life on Earth a big enough problem let alone looking for it in the hostile reaches of space? :-) I think writers who traffic in the “inevitability of ET,” even well-meaning scientific explorers of it, go about their Mission too dogmatically. They cater to those natural, pent-up human urges to find company in outer space. Theirs is a kind of terrestrial narcissism that compulsively seeks copies of Earth’s possibly unique experience. This is odd since humans are all too familiar with uniqueness of many types. It crops up everywhere. Why not in outer space? That we might be alone--i.e., that we are unique humanoids-seems to terrify some people. aweeks11@comcast.net


Morton’s Siesta Market prepared to debut on Siesta Key For more than 44 years, the Siesta Market has operated on the island, one of two grocery stores on Siesta Key, and for more than 50 years, the Morton family has either owned or worked with Morton’s Gourmet Market on Osprey Avenue. But soon, those two richly historic and beloved institutions will become one. Siesta Market owners, brothers Vincent and Peter Messina, are retiring from the business, which would have left a big grocery vacancy at 205 Canal Road, right in the heart of Siesta Village. Luckily, Todd Morton and his father Eddie stepped in with plans to transform the building, which was bought by investor Christopher J. Brown last November for $2.8 million, into Morton’s Siesta Market. The Morton’s, like the Messinas, know a little bit about the grocery business. “My grandfather had worked for Marable’s, and then bought it in 1969,” Todd Morton said. “In the 70s, he changed the name to Morton’s Market and ran it with my dad (Eddie) until 1997, when they sold it to Epicurean Life. But

in 2007, my father and I bought it back.” Since then, the name of the market on the corner of Osprey and Hillview Avenues has been changed to Morton’s Gourmet Market, and is a full-service specialty food store, offering a wide variety of foods and products. There’s a bakery and coffee shop, prime meat and seafood selection, “from scratch” prepared meals, an extensive fine wine selection, gift baskets, gourmet groceries, a catering department and a very popular deli. The deli also provides a large portion of the current business at the Siesta Market, and Morton says that after his family takes it over, it is expected to continue to do so. “The Siesta Market has been there a long time, and we just want to update it and be able to offer a lot more of our prepared foods,” he said. “Our primary focus will be on the deli that exists there, and because the store is a smaller space than we have at our location now (about 4,000 square feet smaller), we’re going to try to

have a sampling of what we have here. We just won’t have as many departments.” While Morton’s Gourmet Market, which will remain open as the store’s flagship location, has an upscale atmosphere, Morton said it’s important to him and his father to keep the casual, beachy feel of the Siesta Market. After the Morton’s take over the space, the store will remain open while some updates are being made. But by early fall, the big restoration plans will begin. Morton said they’re not quite sure how extensive those plans will be. “We’re in the process of meeting with store designers to come up with the look that we want,” he said. “The timing of when the restoration begins and ends depends on a lot of different things.” The only other grocer on the island is the Crescent Beach Grocery, located on the southern end, just south of Stickney Point Road, which delivers groceries all over the island. It’s unlikely, though, that Siesta

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The Siesta Market, a longtime staple on the Key, will be a Morton’s Siesta Market.

Key residents and tourists will have to go very long without a market on the northern end of the Key, since the Morton’s want to keep the closure of the store to a minimum. As upset as many area residents were to hear that the Siesta Market owners were retiring, most seemed happy that the space would be taken over by a family who has such longtime ties to both the area and the grocery business. Rebecca Kremer, who lives just off the Key, and frequents the Siesta Market, said that she believed Morton’s Siesta Market would be a good fit. “I love Siesta Market, but I also like the Morton’s Market, too,” she said. “If they can bring some of their foods like the prepared

salads and rotisserie chicken over to the new store, I won’t have to go anywhere else to shop.” Todd Morton said that the imminent opening of the new store is also causing quite a buzz among his Osprey Avenue staff, some of whom will make the move to Morton’s Siesta Market. “Our staff here is really excited,” he said. “We’re also happy that we will be able to retain much of the current staff at the Siesta Market as well.” Morton’s Gourmet Market is at 1924 South Osprey Avenue in Sarasota, and the new Morton’s Siesta Market is at 205 Canal Road on Siesta Key. For more information, visit the website at www.MortonsMarket.com.

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Thai cuisine Northeast style offered at Isan Thai Restaurant You can visit Northeast Thailand simply by going to the South Trail in Sarasota. Isan Thai Restaurant offers traditional Thai food of the northeast region of Thailand bordering Cambodia and Laos known as Isan. Hailing from Sisaket province, known for its traditional methods of rice farming, owner P’Koong brings her home cooking to Sarasota along with her staff of friendly Thai ladies. Although Northeast Thai dishes can be spicy, as are many dishes from that part of the world, this restaurant’s cuisine seems lighter and packed with a bit more flavor than most other Asian restaurants. That statement has to be couched with a dining tip: order the food mild with some of the fiery sauce on the side to avoid any mouth searing. Isan Thai, at 5758 S. Tamiami Trail, just south of Phillippi Mansion, serves lunch and dinner. Menu items are similar on either menu, with a more extensive dinner menu featuring a large number of vegan and vegetarian dishes. Popular appetizers include Golden Triangle ($4.95) a ground chicken, potato, and Thai spice blend wrapped in rice paper and served with sweet and sour dip. Also special for a starter is Sai Aour, a home-made sausage, hearty and lightly spiced at $5.95. Soups are a Southeast Asia dining mainstay. At Isan Thai, popular soups are the Tom Yum Goong, ($4.95), a hot and sour soup with shrimp, onion,

raw mushrooms, cilantro and Thai basil, as well as the Noodle Soup with rice noodles with chicken or pork, bean sprouts and Thai basil. The latter soup is $4.95 for lunch, with a heartier portion available at dinner for $8.95 for chicken, $9.95 for pork. The ladies of Isan offer noodle dishes including Drunken Noodles prepared with fresh Thai basil and sweet soy sauce as well as stir-fry rice dishes like Phad Phak Ruam Mit with a variety of fresh vegetables and spices, served with your choice of protein. Prices: chicken, pork, beef, tofu, or vegetable specials are $7.95 for lunch, $11.95 dinner; shrimp, scallop, or calamari is $8.95 lunch, $14.95 dinner; and a seafood combo at $10.95 lunch, $17.95 dinner. A popular special with diners at the above prices is Pad Thai with its rice noodles sautéed with egg, bean sprouts, ground peanuts, and scallions. Isan Thai Chef’s specials include Crispy Duck with a choice of sweet chili sauce, ginger sauce, fresh garlic chili sauce, or Panang sauce ($18.95). Try Crying Tiger, a chargrilled boneless Ribeye seasoned with roasted rice powder served with Green Curry Fried Rice and Asparagus (21.95). Popular curry dishes include Red Curry, Green Curry (with Thai eggplant) and Yellow curry prepared with vegetables and coconut milk. For the adventurous diner, try their Hungley Curry, a rich creamy spicy curry prepared with fresh ginger and cubed pork

($12.95) or Kao Soi, a Northern style creamy sweet curry made with crispy egg noodles, fresh shallots, and cilantro with your choice of protein. Seafood offerings include Bplaa Rad Prik, Red Snapper (whole or filet) with a basil chili sauce, served with steamed vegetables and rice. Ever popular is Amazing Salmon, pan fried salmon filet served with a peanut sauce, cabbage, and Tum Yum Fried Rice. With most of the world’s jasmine rice harvested in Thailand, rice dishes are featured at Isan Thai. Many of the chef’s dinner specials include a hearty helping of the fragrant rice. Isan Thai caters to vegetarians with a medley of appetizer, salad, and entrée courses. Isan Thai has one of the most extensive beer menus seen outside of a specialty brew pub. Plan to sip your way across the world, with Thai, Japanese, Belgium, and other brews, a long list of craft beers also from around the world, plus more traditional lagers. There is also a large wine list. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. A newly expanded dining area with hand carved tables can accommodate larger parties. Dinner is served from Noon until to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are strongly recommended. More information about the restaurant is available at www. isanthairestaurant.com or by calling 941-923-1232.

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

There were a total of 62 Incidents reported for the month of April 2015. They are as follows: • 1 Alarm Report - SSO responded, no cause found. Resident advised. • 2 Animal Problems Reported - Dogs found off leash, owners advised in both cases.

• 17 Parking Violations - 13 Vehicles parked in roadways overnight. - 2 Restricted commercial vehicles parked overnight. - 1 Vehicle parked in the grass. - 1 Vehicle parked overnight in loading zone.

• 1 Fire Report - SCFD responded to a structure fire, no fire observed.

• 2 Reckless Drivers - 28mph in a 15mph zone. - 26mph in a 15mph zone.

• 1 Found Item - Key Fob for a Chevy found. Entered into Property.

• 1 Suspicious Person - Subject climbing the South Gate exiting the community. Patrol checked the area, was unable to locate.

• 3 Information Reports - 2 FPL lights out. FPL advised. - 1 Yard sign noted. LHA advised. • 34 Open Doors Reported - 33 Garage Doors. - 1 Residents Side Door.

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MARCH TRAFFIC REPORT

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

2015 12425 12425 2015 17744 16105 33849 2015 5648 4732 10380

2014 11770 11770 2014 18366 16249 34615 2014 6403 5120 11523

2013 13117 13117 2013 17705 16051 33756 2013 5662 4897 10559

2012 13272 13272 2012 18898 17345 36243 2012 5481 4851 10332

2011 N/A N/A 2011 17547 15779 33326 2011 5729 6491 12220

* The Main Gate has no means of recording exit numbers at this time. N/A = System Error. Information not available or missing.

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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Resident Real Estate Team

Landings Real Estate Database Address

Price

BR

BA

½ BA

1,390,000 850,000 839,400 810,000 789,000 649,000 625,000 $559,900

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849,900 599,000 510,800 437,000

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1432 CEDAR BAY LANE 1612 PINE HARRIER CIR 1702 PINE HARRIER CIR 4809 PEREGRINE PT CIR W 4627 PINE HARRIER DR 5164 KESTRAL PARK TER 5172 FLICKER FIELD CIR 5120 FLICKER FIELD CIR 5014 KESTRAL PARK WAY S

1,500,000 782,000 775,000 771,500 765,000 720,000 652,295 630,000 580,000

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5450 EAGLES PT CIR #301 5450 EAGLES PT CIR #101 5450 EAGLES PT CIR #305 1717 STARLING DR. 1368 LANDINGS DR 1454 LANDINGS CIR 1479 LANDINGS CIR 5241 HERON WAY 5420 EAGLES PT CIR #203 1638 PINTAIL WAY 5408 EAGLES PT CIR #103 5023 KESTRAL PARK DR 5027 KESTRAL PARK DR 5408 EAGLES PT CIR #201 1608 STARLING DR.

749,000 725,000 649,000 589,000 469,000 454,000 449,000 379,000 365,000 350,000 350,000 325,000 320,000 319,900 284,500

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5414 EAGLES PT CIR 1478 LANDINGS CIR 4893 KESTRAL PKWY N 5400 EAGLES PT CIR #304 1714 STARLING DR 1702 STARLING DR 1628 STARLING DR

595,000 469,000 425,000 369,000 294,500 255,000 243,500

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5440 EAGLES PT CIR #402 1705 STARLING DR 5420 EAGLES PT CIR #405 1711 STARLING DR 4968 KESTRAL PARK CIR 5420 EAGLES PT CIR #403 1682 PINTAIL WAY 5252 HERON WAY 5253 HERON WAY 5283 HERON WAY 1632 STARLING DR 1605 STARLING DR 1624 STARLING DR 5337 LANDINGS BLVD 5225 HERON WAY

599,000 545,000 535,000 520,000 425,000 410,000 350,000 315,000 265,000 250,000 249,000 229,900 211,000 200,000 187,000

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HOMES FOR SALE

4968 KESTRAL PARKWAY N 4937 LANDINGS CT. 4639 PINE HARRIER DR 1646 PEREGRINE PT DR 5133 KESTRAL PARK PLACE 5167 KESTRAL PARK LANE 5158 KESTRAL PARK TER 1733 PINE HARRIER CIR

HOMES PENDING

CURRENTLY ACTIVE

5134 KESTRAL PARK WAY S 4665 PINE HARRIER DR 1697 PINE HARRIER CIR 1637 PINE HARRIER CIR

HOMES SOLD

5158 KESTRAL PARK TERRACE • $625,000

CONDOS FOR SALE

1479 LANDINGS CIRCLE • $449,000

CONDOS PENDING

CONDOS SOLD

5241 HERON WAY • $379,000 dy & Tara Ju ighborhoo ’s Ne

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Judy Tara 350-0451 266-4873

OPEN HOUSE Michael Saunders & Company

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.

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

Michael Saunders & Company Licensed Real Estate Broker

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THE LANDINGS EAGLE June 2015

Based on information from Realtor.com, Sarasota Property Appraiser, and Sarasota Association of Realtors for the period ending May 14, 2015. These properties listed and sold in the past 4 months by various MLS participating offices.

5100 Ocean Boulevard • Sarasota, FL 34242

Landings Eagle - June 2015  

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

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