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A look back at The Landings first Greenfield Distinguished Service Award recipient The following article was written by Adrienne Feltman and originally appeared in the May 2008 edition of The Landings Eagle. It is a tip of the hat to the man that The Landings Community, Greenfield Distinguished Service Award was named after. There have only been a handful of Landings residents bestowed with this honor. In the fall, another worthy Landin’ will receive this award. In the meanwhile, here’s a look back at the original honoree, the late Bob Greenfield. A toast to veteran and community leader: BOB GREENFIELD By Adrienne Feltman This month we take the opportunity to recognize and salute Bob Greenfield for his service to our country, Sarasota and The Landings community. He was born on March 30, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pa. There were five siblings in the family; Bob, Daniel, Bruce, Grace and Edna. Subsequently all three brothers and their wives lived in The Landings. Bob graduated from Philadelphia public schools, Swarthmore College, and Harvard Law School. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1939 and practiced

in Philadelphia as an associate in the law firm of Sundheim, Folz and Sundheim. He volunteered for Naval Officer Training in December 1941, after Pearl Harbor but was rejected for inability to pass the vision test without his glasses. In 1944 he volunteered again when the navy was assembling a Corps of interrogators who, under intensive training, would become fluent in the Japanese language. They had very high standards for acceptance in this program. The trainees would be completely immersed in the Japanese language and culture. He was rejected because he was too old. They thought that at 29 years of age he could not learn quickly enough. They certainly did not know our Bob Greenfield! Later he was drafted and entered the U.S. Navy as a Seaman in 1945. He was already married to Louise and they had three children. In the Navy he was assigned to training in radio technology. “When World War II ended I was discharged without ever leaving the country or being assigned to a ship.” He found it difficult to be separated from his wife and three young children during his service. However, service

in the Navy as an enlisted man gave him exposure to and an understanding of his fellow servicemen of diverse backgrounds and cultures. He left his military service when the war ended and returned to the law firm in Philadelphia with a lifelong respect for those differences. Bob returned to business law in Philadelphia where he was employed prior to Navy service. He rose from associate to partner and ultimately senior partner until 1977. For the next ten years he was Of Counsel in the Philadelphia firm of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads. In 1987 he retired from law practice, Louise retired from teaching music at Germantown Friends School, and they moved to their present home in The Landings. Both became active in The Landings and Sarasota. Always interested in the cultural arts, Bob displayed his leadership promoting a comprehensive plan for the cultural arts center in the Sarasota bay front. He spearheaded the successful opposition to a plan for moving the Florida West Coast Symphony from the bay front to Lakewood Ranch. He was a Vice President of the Asolo Theatre Board. Continued on page 22

At its April 3, 2014 meeting the LMA Board voted unanimously to bestow Richard Bayles with The Landings Community Greenfield Distinguished Service Award for his many years of tireless effort and multitude of voluntary contributions on behalf of The Landings. In the fall a reception will be held in Dick’s honor at which time the award will be presented.

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The Captain’s Chocolate has been honored once and Vanilla four times. Our hot fudge and malt flavoring for our malted milk shakes are made exclusively for our group with the quality standards of the 1960’s. It brings customers back on a regular basis.” The Abels expressed their gratitude for the many notes received from families who visited their shop while on vacation and favorable comments made by area residents pertaining to their shop, portion sizes and fair prices. The Abels say it isn’t work, it’s fun!

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LMA Meeting Notes

By Trebor Britt

|LMA board to present Richard Bayles The Landings Community, Greenfield Distinguished Service Award As this month’s meeting opened, LMA Pres. Henry Rhodes and Truman Menefee moved to recommend Richard Bayles for The Landings Community, Greenfield Distinguished Service Award. Listed below are a few of his notable accomplishments. • Served on the LRC, LHA and LMA Board of Directors over the last 10 years. • Maintained a consistent vision of ways The Landings can be improved. • Led the remodeling of both clubhouses and the construction of the exercise room. • Currently involved in upgrading areas of the fitness center. • Initiated and supervised the building of a new entry way gatehouse. • Refined the LMA cash flow forecasting process. • Instrumental in updating the duties and responsibilities of the security staff. • Instrumental in developing The Landings website, assuming the technical lead on the project. • Under his leadership, the LRC has more active and paying members than ever. In order for the award to be presented, seven of the nine board members must approve. A vote was taken and the board voted unanimously to present the award to Richard Bayles. The award will be presented at a reception in the fall. FINANCE REPORT Finance committee chair, Don McMurray reported that the month of February reflected a $2,967 surplus. The year-to-date budget surplus total is $28,371. Spending for roads, landscaping,

and drainage projects are expected `Once the relevant information is received, the committee will get in the next couple months. together with Sarah Rhodes and YEARLY ASSESSMENTS Dick Bayles to get this information Currently, there are 14 residents on the website. who have not paid their yearly `The committee is also sorting assessment. On behalf of the through important Landing’s finance committee, McMurray paper documents in order to turn wanted to remind all owners that a them into a PDF file or digital collection policy is being followed. format. Not paying the annual assessment DRAINAGE can result in financial penalties, Committee chair, Jack Jost the placement of a lien on the reported the project to correct property and possible foreclosure drainage deficiencies at Kestral proceedings. Park Place by the installation Again, the finance committee’s greatest concern for FY 2014 are of a new 8” PVC pipe from the the unknown expenses associated street to the Pintail Way creek has with the Kestral Pkwy., lane change been rebid. The winning bid of $6,790 was from Water Equipment project at the north entrance. Technologies of Southwest Florida LLC. The committee will inform AESTHETICS Aesthetics committee chair, the adjacent owners by registered T r u m a n M e n e f e e r e p o r t e d letter before the work begins. landscape repairs have been After extensive review of completed by the county and all historical records, the County has but one fire hydrant have been determined that the water level in Lake 7 must be lowered by an repainted. The sign painting program is additional 3”. continuing down Kestral Park T h e C o u n t y r e q u i r e s North (South to Landings Blvd engineering calculations to then West towards the Main Gate). demonstrate that the water level Several signs were aligned-leveled can be lowered to the new control and cement reinforced at their elevation within 72 hours after a base. Some missing reflectors were heavy rain, before the work can replaced and some leveling and be begun. JAG Engineering will realigning adjustments have been complete this calculation and send it to the County. made to the Gazebo. The County has also determined ARCHIVES restoration of the forested wetland Robert Manteiga reported the behind Landings South IV must committee is continuing to update begin immediately. The Landings files. Only four The traffic congestion issue of the 20 Association Presidents at Kestral Parkway and US still need to provide requested 41 remains unresolved and information. They are waiting for complicated. Cost estimates of a responses from Enclave Eagle’s new traffic configuration at that Point, Eagle’s Point I, Eagle’s Point intersection could reach $200,000. III, and Landings South VI. Discussions among all parties

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involved continues. GAZEBO UPDATE After a review of current contractor bids the estimated cost of a new gazebo may exceed $60,000. Several items remain to be discussed with both contractors before the contractor can be selected. LAKES New LED Fountain lights have been installed on Courtside Lake (# 5). The Lakes committee welcomes your comments. Repairs to fountains on Treehouse Lake (# 2) and Bayview Lake (# 6), will be completed soon or will have already been completed by the printing of this issue. Starling Preserve LS IV area (Lake 7)-please recall that as reported in the drainage report last month, the Sarasota County Conservation & Environmental Permitting Section of the Natural Resources Department has mandated that a restoration plan to restore the forested wetland at the Starling Preserve LS IV area be developed. This plan was submitted and county revisions were made. An additional plan that includes clearing the site of dead vegetation and elimination of all invasive and non-native plants and a plan to annually monitor the area for five years is required. June 1, has been established as the deadline for these additional plans. Costs associated with the restoration may reach approximately $10,000.

landscape plan expenses were reduced by $3500 by simplifying the design. The mangrove area along the nature trail was groomed by the LMA mangrove expert and invasive plants along the trail perimeter were removed. A plan to renovate approximately 10 islands primarily on Kestral Parkway and Landings Blvd. was submitted to Merle Raber for a cost estimate. This work would include replacing shrubs that have declined over the past years. ROADS Roads Committee chair, Rudy Blohm moved that the LMA board except the bid from Superior of $17,043 to make needed road repairs and to add curbing on the S-curve of Landings Blvd. The curve repairs will be done with reinforced steel concrete and no shell material will be included in any asphalt repairs. The motion passed without objection. Repairs are expected to be completed within a few weeks.

SAFETY AND SECURITY Co-chair, John Carson reported that the security company contract with Universal was finalized and signed. Another meeting was held with Atlas insurance to continue discussions of an emergency plan for The Landings. Emergency contact forms are being distributed so they can be updated by owners. The committee reissued policies regarding the use of safety cones to vendors and contractors. Capt. Joseph handed out 300 of these LANDSCAPING Landscape chair, Joe Hennessy policy statements to vendors reported the Eagles Nest entrance entering the gate.

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President’s Column The Safety & Security Committee is in the process of developing an emergency planning resource for The Landings. This would be utilized in an event such as a severe hurricane by assisting first responders and other emergency personnel in dealing with The Landings and our residents. As part of this preparation, we have developed an Emergency Information form to be completed by the residents. Some of you have completed this form when you bought your residence. Even so, we are looking for additional information and what we have may need to be updated so we encourage you to complete the new form. We will be distributing the new forms through your Association’s management. It is important to emphasize that each of us is solely responsible for taking measures to protect ourselves, others visiting or renting our residence, and our property. Some important steps we can all take – not all inclusive: • To educate ourselves prior to a natural disaster

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• Implement a personal disaster plan, e.g. know the location of the local emergency evacuation center(s). • Understand the terms of our insurance coverage • Know that resources such as the following may provide valuable information:

American Red Cross www.redcross.org National Weather Service www.nws.noaa.gov Sarasota County Emergency Management www.scgov.net/AllHazards

Customarily, as hurricane season approaches, the news media, etc., cover and highlight resource availability. We encourage you to take advantage of that information and become familiar with the recommendations. We all hope that we are not confronted with a natural disaster. If so, however, awareness, education and preparation should help mitigate the impact. Thank you, the Safety & Security Committee

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LHA Meeting Notes

By Dick Bayles

With respect to the drainage issue on Peregrine Point Way, the board decided to obtain a contractor’s estimate for the repair of the driveway on 4930 Peregrine Point Way (Lot 145) in anticipation of receiving a report from the Association’s drainage engineer as to the least expensive solution to the problem.

There were several unresolved roof and lawn violations for which letters will be issued. Generally, the bulk of the roof that needed cleaning were taken care of. The project approved by the Board following requests by owners comprised the installation of a replacement tile roof on Kestral Park Pl.

“What’s The Rush?” No doubt, you have seen prior articles in the Eagle regarding the issue of speeding. OK – so why again? Simply, because drivers exceeding the posted speed limits continues to be an issue. To be fair, only a small percentage of drivers exceed the speed limits. Then again, it only takes ONE incident to result in a serious injury or worse. So what are we asking? For Drivers: • Observe all posted speed limits and stop signs. • Remember pedestrians and bicycle riders have the right of way.

For Pedestrians: • We recommend that you walk facing oncoming traffic. • Remember when more of you/us walk sideby-side, it narrows the roadway considerably for other traffic, increasing the safety risk. For Bicycle Riders • Bicycles should be ridden with, not facing, auto traffic We have a wonderful community in The Landings. Please join us in doing what we can all do, collectively, to help insure a safe environment. Thank you, from the Safety & Security Committee.


The Archive Committee

By Robert C. Manteiga, Chair This newly formed committee was established for the primary purpose of updating and putting into a digital format all of the bylaws and records of the LMA Board. The first thing I did, with the help of Jack Jost, was to put all of the pertinent information from his computer on to an external hard drive that we purchased. We discussed which of this material needs to be kept and which might be discarded. The following is a partial list of the material deemed worthy of retaining in digital format: 1. A copy of the 2013 handbook, some updating is necessary. 2. LMA Archival Organization documents including LMA Covenants, Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. Copies of annual contracts for landscaping, maintenance, security, etc. Disaster recovery plans. LMA Board members, Officers, LMA Committees and committee members, President’s

Council and a list of duties and responsibilities. All recorded maintenance agreements, legal documents, deeds, judgments, contracts, right of ways, plot plans, etc. 3. Condominium Associations covenants, agreements, restrictions. 4. Landings Racquet Club covenants, articles of incorporation, bylaws, plot plans and other drawings, contracts, etc. 5. Specific Information related to Drainage…easements, systems, cost estimates, invoices, etc. 6. Specific documents related to the Eagle’s Nest area including master plan, affidavits, complaints, development plans, legal documents, stipulations, and regulations. 7. We have a complete file for one of the associations (Eagle 1) which includes articles of incorporation, bylaws, amendments to bylaws, Declaration or Master Plan, hurricane guide, specific documents for newcomers, etc.

We would like all of the Landings Associations to do the same, using Eagle 1 as a model …that would require that all Association Presidents and Board members cooperate. I have two copies of the LMA Manual, which I have read through to try and determine which information should be digitized and which information should be put on our web site for the benefit of the entire LMA community. I have written to all committee chairs and Association Presidents in an attempt to get current information concerning responsibilities, boards and board members names and contact info for the Association management company. Once I have everything updated, I will meet with Sarah Rhodes and Dick Bayles to get this and other information on the LMA web site. I was surprised to discover that a great deal of information is already posted on the web site.

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Just For Laughs At The Round Table Currents Events Group By Dee Ricapito Thursday was the next to last session of the Round Table Current Events discussions, and it was a very different presentation. All the talks previously centered on sharing knowledge on various topics. This one was devoted strictly to laughs. Over 40 Landins came and spent an hour swapping jokes and laughing. By the end of the hour, it was hard to stop since people were fighting for the mike, to tell just one more joke! Many people who came just sat back and enjoyed everything; didn’t tell a joke, but listened and laughed a lot, the Wendell’s laughed the hardiest! Rob Dombrosky told Polish jokes; Irv Kushner had a Dynamite doctor/ lawyer joke, while his wife, Enid told a ladies joke; Bob Manteiga shared a

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Household Community Hauling Program with the following as mentioned: rechargeable batteries may be taken to Batteries Plus, Home Depot, Lowes and Radio Shack and florescent bulbs will be accepted at Home Depot. The Community Hauling Program is now operated on the second Wednesday of the month

three times per year – November, February and May. Please plan accordingly. I would like to thank our dedicated volunteers for their efforts. If you have any questions about the program, please call Larry Lawrence 410-456-6240.

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• hazardous waste • toxic waste • paints • pesticides • automotive products • pool chemicals • automotive batteries • fertilizers • fire extinguishers • gasoline • used motor oil • cleaners now to next.

The next date for dropping off your unwanted paints, household chemicals, electronics, batteries , etc. will be Wednesday May 14. A list of the acceptable items is provided in the accompanying box. Additionally propane tanks up to 20 lbs and printer ink cartridges can be received. Only these items can be accepted. All others will be returned to you. The materials are to be brought to the North Gate between 8 and 9 am. Reservations are required and are limited to the first 15 callers. They must be made before noon on Monday May 12. Call George Niel at 941-927-6464 x-110 for your reservation. The following can also and preferably be disposed of in the weekly trash pick-up: motor oils and filters (set along side the garbage can and mark accordingly), florescent bulbs, empty paint cans, batteries-A series, Cs and Ds, stereos, speakers, and telephones (take out the batteries first). Additionally, you can also deal

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The following are new owners since the publication of the Directory: • Joan L. Campbell, 5222 Landings Blvd, joanc_de@yahoo.de • Thomas & Floretta (Bobbie) Donlon, 4844 Kestral Park Cir, 941-228-4959 • Steven & Richard Geifman, 5400 Eagles Point Cir #406, 563-508-8819, 563 340-3424 • Jeffrey & Christine Sell, 5146 Kestral Park Way S, 410-913-8385, 443 286 8945 • Robert & Arlene Sperhac, 5038 Kestral Park Way S, 630-699-4958, 630 730 2977 The following are changes to existing entries: • James & Jane Donovan, 1562 Landings Terrace, 847-946-8464, 773 769 8130, jdd@intercon-research.com • Jane Hyslop, 4732 Pine Harrier Dr, 941-921-6788 • Sally & Samuel Marrs, 1721 Starling Dr, 941-925-0558, 941-356-3929, 941 921-8184 • Lee & Linda Morgenlander, 5408 Eagles Point Cir #203, 941-927-7772 • Pat & Sally Wierzba, 5152 Flicker Field Cir, 941-925-2492, C:403-836-3995, C: 403-699-9733 Additions, changes or corrections should be directed to me in writing. Directory forms are available at www.landingseagle.com, from me via e-mail or from your association, and may be dropped off at the gate to my attention or sent via mail, e mail or fax Dick Bayles: 1729 Landings Way, Sarasota, FL 34231 landings.directory@gmail.com Tel: (941) 927-8344 Fax: (941) 296-7404

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expert at giving shots! From 1993-1997, she attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where she received a Bachelor in Arts in History and also studied PreMed. She always felt medicine was her calling, but knew that once she entered the field, it would be demanding. With that in mind, in the summer of 1997, she attended Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, which gave her skills and experience working in financial fields. Michelle moved to New York City where she worked in Health Care Investment for one year, then moved into Strategic Planning and Analysis. Soon it was off to Miami Beach where she was employed by the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. The highlight of that Miami experience was being able to go on a 10-day Grand Mediterranean Cruise. Following her stint with Royal Caribbean, Michelle moved to Atlanta, where she worked for Delta Air Lines in their corporate office. Having spent four years in the world of business, Michelle decided it was time to go back to school. In 2001, she enrolled at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where she graduated Cum Laude in 2005. In 2006-

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2007, she became an Intern in the Department of Medicine at Emory. With her MD safely tucked in her pocket, Dr. Michelle Pennie decided that Dermatology would be her field of specialization. That specialty presented a mix of young and old patients as well as a lot of fixable problems. Michelle had always enjoyed working with her hands, and now began doing more and more surgery, mostly dealing with skin cancers. From 2007-2009, Dr. Pennie became Resident in the Department of Dermatology at Emory University School of Medicine, and—in 2009-2010— was promoted to Chief Resident . She was then offered a Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship under Dr. George Hruza at the Laser and Dermatology Center in Chesterfield, MO. She accepted this prestigious fellowship, and spent one year living and working in St. Louis. Today, Dr. Pennie has offices in both Englewood and Sarasota, and she also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She is licensed by the State of Florida and affiliated with Sarasota

Memorial Hospital. Her Board Certification includes a Diplomate from the American Board of Dermatology, and she has also been named as an Associate of the American College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Pennie’s local office is at 3231 Gulf Gate Drive, Suite #105, Sarasota, FL, 34231. Their phone number is 941-921-4131.You can learn a lot by going to her website: www.penniedermatology.com. On this website you will see this beautiful young lady in action in a series of short monthly interviews that were originally filmed for Sun coast ABC 7 News at Noon. As far as skincare, Dr. Michelle Pennie reminds us all of a few basic rules: use the proper cleanser, find the appropriate moisturizer, and don’t forget to apply sunscreen every two hours when you’re out at the beach – just like their tag line, More Fun, Less Sun!

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Nora Patterson, County Commissioner, celebrates her finale at The Landings Round Table finale By Ralph Ricapito The Landings Round Table ended their season with a presentation by our County Commissioner, Nora Patterson. Nora is in her last year of 24 years of public service and into her 16th year serving as our County Commissioner. This event served a dual purpose; to hear about the current state of affairs in Sarasota and to show Nora and the Landings leaders LMA’s appreciation for their outstanding service to the community. Board members

of Landings Management Association (LMA), The Racquet Club (LRC), and the President Association were invited to the finale. Nora covered many topics in her talk from the effects that current events are having on various parts of Sarasota including St. Armand’s Circle, Sarasota South Mall, and Cattleman Rd. She talked about tourism, taxes, the homeless problem, the new mall, the rowing events,

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the baseball facility among many other things. Nora emphasized that Sarasota is the winter home for thousands of people. Siesta Key and other county beaches earned an international reputation as a family vacation destination and she wants to keep it that way. After a question and answer period, an outstanding reception put together by Dee Ricapito and her able aides; Mary Kay & Jeff Crotty, Anne Maggard, Sara Rhodes

(l-r) Henry Rhodes and Ralph Ricapito. Photo by Robert Manteiga

and Lynn Cassell was enjoyed by all and was expertly catered by Landings resident, Dawn Rice. Mrs. Patterson enjoyed the affair and mingled with all and joined in the camaraderie. A sincere thanks is given to Karl Maggard who spearheaded this event and Henry Rhodes, president of LMA, who arranged the reception. We are currently planning next year’s events and would appreciate all suggestions.

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Monday, May 26 the Sarasota Concert Band will hold its annual MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT at the Gazebo in Phillippi Estate Park. Concert begins at 5 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy patriotic music in a beautiful park setting. Admission is $5.00/adults, students and children under 12 admitted free. There will be food and beverage trucks at the park, so please do not bring coolers.

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Kids’ Corner

By Heidi Bodor

|Philippa “Pipa” von Kessel, 12 - 6th grader at Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences, 1 brother, Gabriel and 1 dog, Beau • Do you like living in the Landings? Yes, because it’s small and you know everyone around and there are lots of kids. • What is your favorite subject? Science. I like chemistry, where you get to mix stuff together. • What are your favorite books? Jade Green (mystery), The BFG (fantasy), The Phantom Tollbooth (fantasy), and The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles (fantasy). • What do you do in your spare time? I like to design clothes, make movies with my friends, and watch TV. • Tell me how you design. I have a binder with design ideas for clothes, both casual and fancy. These outfits could be for the professional dancers on the TV show Dancing With

the Stars. • What do you want to be when you grow up? I’d either like to work behind the scenes of movies, be a teacher, or a fashion designer. • What’s your favorite food? Sushi. Sometimes we make it at home and sometimes we go to a Japanese restaurant. • If you could be any animal, what would you be? A fox because they are quick and stealthy, and I like their fur. • If you could choose one vegetable for your Mom never to make again, what would it be? Creamed spinach • Favorite music? My favorite group is One Direction. I really like their music because it’s Pop and they’re awesome. • If you could throw a parade through the Landings, what

type of parade would it be? A splatter paint parade with lots of color. • If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring? A cell phone, lots and lots of food, and water • If you were a box of cereal, what would you be and why? Fruity Pebbles because I like the colors. • You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why? I would be baby pink or any kind of pink because that’s my favorite color. • What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently? I have a shy friend and she says funny things. Another friend asked her if she ever does anything bad and my shy friend said, “sometimes when I do my homework, I listen to music!”

Heidi Bodor • Who are your heroes and why? One Direction – because they started out as “nobodies” and went on X-Factor, were put into a group and performed, and now they are the most famous people in the world. • If you could wave a magic wand, what bad thing in the world would you solve and why? I’d make pollution go away because everything will stay better longer and people wouldn’t get sick from it.

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Astro Watch

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|Watch for an exciting sky in May! Astronomers are predicting a very active Meteor Shower visible in our area around midnight, May 24. Some are calling it a “meteor storm.” Unlike comets, which look stationary in the sky, meteors streak dramatically across the night sky. Some turn into blazing fire-balls, like the one that crashed into the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February of last year. The coming meteor shower is composed of material--rocks, gravel, and dust--deposited by a comet that is part of the planet Jupiter’s cometary herd. The reason it is expected to be so brilliant with numerous encounters with our atmosphere is because the comet’s tail is not far from Earth. Our planet will meet up with this dense cloud in outer space in late May. According to the Harvard Observatory monthly, Sky & Telescope, the consensus among astronomers is that the shower

may produce highly-visible meteors at the astounding rate of 100 per hour, or more than one every minute. For best viewing of the event, midnight and several hours later is the best time. Of course, the darkest spot for observing you can find is best. Look north toward the North Star. Your spot should be away from light and you should be able to make out dim stars.

Astronomical Footnote:

We read that Earth “revolves about the Sun in a counter clockwise direction”; ditto the direction of Earth’s rotation as well as the Moon’s revolution about Earth. All are said to be “counter clockwise.”But have you ever considered how biased this directional concept is? Yes, these motions are counter clockwise, but only if you are an observer positioned northward looking down. If you are positioned to the

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south looking up, the directions are seen as clockwise. If this is hard to visualize, hold a soccer ball, rotate it, and look at it top-down. Then view it from the bottom up. Its direction of rotation will appear to be in the opposite direction. How did this happen, this top-down bias when, to begin with, there is really no “up and down” in the Universe? Simple. Astronomy originated in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the same bias that makes Universal Time be centered near London and not, say, at Calcutta or Brisbane.

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Racquet Club News |News From the Court

There was a lot of dunkin’ going on at the 7th Annual Landings Day held April 4th. I believe I went in the water over 10 times congratulations to Paul Weiner for sending me in the tank twice! It was a great day for enjoying the water and it was obvious that you all were practicing. Thanks to Gary for braving and dodging the return balls at the dunk tank - he needed some good moves. Congratulations to Team Dominique for winning the Gold Medal having the most points scored on the TARGET court. And

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thanks to John and Kevin for keeping everybody moving on these courts. And thanks as always to Judy and Tara for supplying the beverages and James for making some delicious food. I look forward to seeing you at the 8th Annual Landings Day next year.

If you would like to set up summer lessons/clinics and have not already done so, contact me at lrctennisdirector@verizon.net or 941-993-2628. For Monday, Wednesday and Saturday cardio please see me or the Pro Shop Staff to sign up. Classes fill up fast so call in early.

If you are leaving Sarasota - safe travels and a good summer. For those of you staying here.......I’ll see you on the courts........

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Racquet Club News |President’s Report With a bang-up Landings Day celebration and a very well-attended CANUKUS tournament (won by the US), we closed out a very successful “prime” season for the Club. Attendance at our events were at record levels (the weather in our northern climes didn’t hurt). For those that haven’t headed North already, I wish you a safe trip and enjoyable summer. I thank our Club staff and Joe for their continuing effort to make the Club an enjoyable, safe and exciting venue for our members and their guests.

Our ongoing capital improvement plan for 2014 has started with the remodeling of the Fitness Center bathrooms and multi-purpose room that will continue through mid-June. As a result, there will be no bathroom or shower facilities in the Center. There are bathrooms in both the Poolside and Lakeside rooms and we hope to keep the pool shower operational. As always, I welcome member involvement in Club management; our board meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday in the Lakeside room at 1:30PM. The Club’s next event will be the Memorial Day BBQ on May 26. Be sure and sign up in the Pro Shop to attend.

|Manager’s Report I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the members for a wonderful season. It was a great first four months of the year for the Club. Time flies when you are having fun! For those of you heading north, I wish you a safe trip back and a wonderful summer in your northern homes. I look forward to seeing you again when you return later in the year. Beginning May 15th the Guest Fee enters its summertime rate. Guests of members using the pool, Fitness Center or tennis courts will be charged a $5 fee per person, per day regardless of what time they start. This rate will continue until October 15th when the fee returns to $10 during prime time. Guests residing under a member’s roof (in-house Guests) will not be charged a fee. As usual, please register your guests in the Tennis Pro Shop prior to using the facilities. As we have done for some time now, the Landings Racquet Club will offer a summer membership to those living in the Landings who aren’t already

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members. For a one-time $400 fee, during the months of June through September, your family will have the same privileges as our annual members. You will have full access to the tennis courts, Fitness Center, our wonderful pool that is cooled to 84 degrees, use of the well-stocked lending library as well as member rates on tennis lessons with our USPTA Certified Professional Joe Venezia. If you have any questions or would like to take advantage of the summer membership, feel free to contact me in the Tennis Pro Shop. Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual LRC Memorial Day BBQ. Historically, this event has had the largest attendance of any of our social activities all year. This year’s date is Monday, May 26th beginning at 4:30 PM in the Lakeside Clubhouse. We will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs with all the side dishes. Please sign-up in the Tennis Pro Shop by Friday, May 23rd if you plan to attend. The cost is $10.00 per person. Members who are Wartime Veterans are the guests of honor and may attend at no charge

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|Jeffrey Cummings’ Scholarship Landings resident, Jeffrey Cummings - age 9 1/2 was awarded a $250.00 scholarship from the “Youth Tennis Foundation” of Florida. Jeffrey has been taking lessons from Coach Joe here in the Landings for 5 years and recently started playing competitively in the Team Tennis Junior League. The award is for his future tennis development. Following is the write-up that he prepared and the award was based on: “My name is Jeffrey Cummings and I am 9 1/2 years old. I started playing tennis when I was 4. I live

in the Landings and that is where I take tennis lessons from Coach Joe and Coach John. I learn my backhands, forehands, volleys, overheads and serves. I sometimes hit with the ball machine. I like playing team tennis because it is fun for me. Singles is my favorite because it gives me more exercise and is more challenging. I also like doubles and help my partner if he needs it. My idol is Raffa Nadal, I am a lefty like him. This week I am going to the Sony Open in Miami. My goal is to be the best tennis player out there and have fun.”

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The Recipe Corner |The “Kitchen Ladies” Recipe for Cinco de Mayo Compiled by Dee Ricapito

MARYKAY CROTTY’S - Mexican Fudge

This is a Cinco de Mayo recipe that’s a favorite for Marykay to bring to any party table. She calls it “MEXICAN FUDGE”.

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Pet Talk

By Dr. Anne Chauvet

1. My dog keeps getting bladder stones. Why? Bladder stones are very common in dogs. Breeds with an increased incidence include the Miniature Schnauzer, Dalmatian, Shih Tzu, Dachshund, and Bulldog. There are different types of stones; some may be associated with inherited alterations in urate metabolism, others may form due to the diet. Once diagnosed with bladder stones, your dog’s diet may require some changes; less fat or more acidity. Vitamin C is always helpful, as are cranberry supplements, which help prevent secondary infections. If your dog has stones, a urinalysis will be needed. Depending on a case and stone size, surgery might be necessary. 2. What are the signs seen with Parvovirus infection? Can you treat it? Vomiting and diarrhea, often bloody, are the first signs of parvovirus. Being a virus, you cannot treat it directly. However, this virus just sloughs the lining of the bowel (thus the blood in vomit and feces) and makes the patient very prone to bacterial infection. Along with the shock and blood

loss, the patient’s life is at risk with parvovirus infection. We treat the blood loss, the fluid loss and the infection with IV fluids and antibiotics. Most patients recover in 24-72 hours, depending on the severity, but it can be fatal. Parvovirus is a very sturdy virus and can survive in the environment for over a year, so make sure you sterilize and clean thoroughly everywhere that pup has been. 3. What are the diseases/conditions an Internal Medicine specialist treats that are not commonly treated by a general practice veterinarian? Many of the diseases treated by an Internal Medicine doctor are initially managed by general practice veterinarians, but at some point they become too complicated or too ill to manage in a day practice setting. In such situation the specialist’s role is to provide concentrated knowledge in areas of expertise to assess whether there are options for extension of life with good quality. This is particularly important in critical cases such as cancer patients, patients with severe liver, respiratory or kidney disease, or in complicated hormonal diseases (diabetes, steroid or thyroidal illness).

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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Daisy

My name is Daisy. I live at The Landings with my mom and dad (Dianne & Roger) . I arrived here (by way of New Jersey) about a year or so ago. I liked to play in the woods there and snow was a lot of fun too. However, Florida is a very friendly place to be. I enjoy short walks to the corner with my mom. I socialize there with all the others of my species. Sometimes, my special friend ‘Kipp’ the cute Italian greyhound from across the street, comes out to play with me. I am very spry for an older gal (14 in human years). I can still run and frolic around The Landings with the best of them. I’m happy and carefree here! Woof--Daisy the Lhasa Apso

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Landing’s Landoliers The Landoliers Mixed Chorus presented their annual Spring Concert on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in the Lakeside Room at the Racquet Club. This chorus of twenty-seven men and women has evolved through the years to presenting four part harmony arrangements of music from Broadway and beyond for the Landings community. For the last 10 plus years it has been under the direction of Lenora Jost, a former church choir director.

The chorus is accompanied on the piano by another Landings resident, Barbara Rothman who is a classically trained pianist and who performs throughout the community of Sarasota.

This group of singers begin rehearsing weekly each fall in mid-October. They welcome men and women of the Landings who enjoy singing and have some musical background or

experience in singing SATB arrangements. It is not necessary to be able to read music but being able to match musical pitches is necessary. The rehearsals are held on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30

to 5:00 P.M. If you are interested in being a part of the Landoliers in the coming fall, feel free to call the Director, Lenora Jost at 922-5195 for more information. Photo by Robert Manteiga.

Featured Artist: Legacy Of Valor Films By Diana Colson The Sarasota Film Festival provided audiences with amazing windows into the world. Especially remarkable were the LEGACY OF VALOR films presented in partnership with the Patterson Foundation. LEGACY OF VALOR proved to be an unforgettable program of films examining the combat and post-combat experiences of

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American soldiers from WWI through Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the 10-day festival, a wide array of rare and rarely screened fiction films and documentaries were shown—tales that showcased and honored our veterans. Movies such as WINGS had been made almost ninety ago, while others were more recently created. All brought to light the wartime experiences of the men and women who have served our country, giving audiences a greater understanding of the American experience The full power of cinematic storytelling carried viewers into the chaos of war, victory and retreat. Perhaps the most compelling was Rory Kennedy’s stunning new documentary, LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM. Presented as the festival’s Opening Night Film, it chronicled the desperate final days in Saigon from the point of view of Americans who were on the ground and overseeing the evacuation. On stage when the lights went up were a handful of men who were there when it happened: 4 Star Marine Corps General John F. Kelly and the Captain of the USS Kirk, Paul Jacobs—heroes whose decisive actions helped save thousands of lives. Joining them on stage were two local veterans, Randy C. Smith and Michael Sweeney, who had served as young marines at the time of the evacuation. Present too were filmmaker Rory Kennedy and her iconic mother,

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Ethyl Kennedy. Using archival news footage, never-before-seen Super 8 film, and interviews with soldiers and embassy staff, LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM was a brilliant full-length documentary. As the North Vietnamese Army surged into Saigon, many South Vietnamese faced certain imprisonment or death. Desperate to escape, they sought refuge at the U.S. Embassy. With orders from the White House to evacuate only American citizens, our soldiers and diplomats faced a difficult dilemma: would they risk treason to save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as possible? The USS Kirk was a destroyer escort deployed to the U.S. Navy. The Captain was Paul Jacobs, a man I had the honor to meet. The officers and crew of this modest ship were to save the lives of 30,000 stranded South Vietnamese, who were the real victims of the war. For two days the crew of the USS Kirk patrolled the mouth of the Saigon River, watching as American heavy Chinook helicopters ferried 7000 “official evacuees” out to sea. These fortunate few were headed for one of the waiting ships and aircraft carriers from the 7th fleet. Realizing they were about to be left behind, hundreds of South Vietnamese Air Force pilots took it upon themselves to fill their battered Huey’s with fleeing strangers, friends and family.

They flew past the USS Kirk, piloting their small, overloaded, shot-up, fuel starved helicopters to carry terrified refugees out to sea. No one expected helicopters to land on the USS Kirk, but ultimately they did. Against White House policy, the USS Kirk landed 17 Huey’s on its decks, emptying each of its refugees, stripping it of useful equipment, and pushing it over the side of the ship so as to make room for another incoming helicopter. An overloaded Chinook also attempted to land, but was much too large for the deck. A desperate mother hurled her children from the helicopter into the arms of crewmembers on the deck 30 feet below. In an extraordinary shot, the amazing catch of her 12-month old infant was recorded by a sailor’s Super-8 camera. Ultimately the crew of the USS Kirk saved almost 200 people, transferring them to larger ships. Their job, however, was just beginning. Now they were sent back to rescue what remained of the South Vietnamese Navy and their families. If those people were not rescued, they would probably all have been executed. Captain Jacobs found a ragged flotilla of 32 ships of all sizes jammed with 30,000 people, some carrying four times their maximum capacity. USS Kirk led this crippled armada across 1000 miles of open-ocean to the Philippines where they ran into

a brick wall. The Philippines had already recognized communist rulers as in control of a single Vietnam. Those communist leaders had reported that a US Navy ship had “stolen” their ships, and wanted them returned. President Marcos ordered Captain Jacobs to turn around and go back. The officers of USS Kirk came up with a plan: they located 32 U.S. flags, and officially took custody of all the ships. When the Vietnamese flags came down, it was emotional for the refugees on board for it marked the end of South Vietnam as a country. Now sailing under the Stars and Stripes, the Philippines allowed the battered armada into their waters. Refugees were soon transferred to other American ships, journeyed to Guam, and later dispersed into several military bases in the United States, where they received sponsorships from families all over America. These South Vietnamese refugees were now able to go on and begin a new life. “This was the high point of my career and I’m very proud of what we did, what we accomplished, and how we did it,” says Captain Paul Jacobs. No wonder filmmaker Rory Kennedy had invited this fascinating hero over to West Palm Beach some months earlier to meet her mother. The occasion was Ethyl’s birthday, and he brought two-dozen roses.


Landings Learning Group’s Season’s Finale By Howard Feltman The Landings Learning Group completed their 2014 season on April 19th. Dr. Joseph Holt presented; “The Life and Music of Kurt Weill” which was attended by one hundred and twenty five members and guests. A lavish reception followed the program. It was hosted by The Landings Realtors, Judy Greene and Tara Lamb and The Landings Learning Group. Henry Rhodes, President of the Landings Management Association, and Richard Bayles, President of The Landings Racquet Club opened the program with complimentary remarks about the Landings Learning Group Committee; praising them for their contribution to the Landings community, by providing quality lectures and entertainment, for the past 15 years. They expressed their appreciation to each member of the committee: Kuna Abroms, Barbara Chertok, Estelle Colton, Joan Dreyfuss, Adrienne Feltman, Howard Feltman, Bridget Freymeir, Ute Hargreaves, Linda Morgenlander, Selma Savren, Earl Schaeffer, Marcia Smith, Irv Spector, and Ron Wilson. Howard Feltman, Chairman of The Landings Learning Group, expressed his appreciation for the tireless effort of Kevin Lechlitner, General Manager of The Landings Racquet Club, and his staff to support the Landings Learning Group series. Kevin managed the audio, video, setup and breakdown of the room, and created the flyers for each individual program. Kevin’s efforts were critical to the smooth presentation of the series. The final program of the season featured Dr. Joseph Holt, conductor and pianist, Mezzo Soprano, Robyn Rocklein, and Baritone, Samus Haddad with a tribute to Kurt Weill. Most memorable were renditions of Mack The Knife, September Song, and the duet, I Remember it Well. It was a memorable concert. Plans are now being formulated for the Landings Learning Group 2015 series.

Dr. Holt is very prominent in Sarasota’s Musical Community. He is Artistic Director of Gloria Musicae in Sarasota. He has played at the White House many times.

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A look back at The Landings first Greenfield Special birthday Distinguished Service Award recipient celebration at The Landings for Louise Greenfield! S o o n a f t e r h e c a m e t o His special interests now: strength is greater than anyone Continued from cover story

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arrived for realtors Judy Greene & Tara Lamb’s usual monthly “Koffee Klatsch” to celebrate Louise’s 97th birthday! Happy Birthday Louise! Photo and submission by Jeff Crotty

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Sarasota Bob organized the family foundation, now known as the Greenfield Foundation. He’s served as its president for more than fifteen years. The foundation has made substantial contributions to the Asolo Theatre, the Florida West Coast Symphony, The Florida Studio Theatre, the VanWezel and the Hermitage Artists Retreat. He participates in selecting the beneficiaries, encourages and assists the other trustees in conceiving and developing innovative projects for the foundation to support. The foundation recently initiated a program at Temple University Medical School to train and maintain a team of students and faculty prepared to set up a functioning medical facility wherever a major disaster occurs. It is hoped the program will be adopted by other medical schools. He also established a foundation at Harvard to permanently fund an annual investigative reporting prize, administered in memory of Berda Goldsmith by their Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. The Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting is regarded by journalists as the top prize in its field. A recent recipient of a special Goldsmith award was Seymour Hersh of The New Yorker Magazine. The Goldsmith awards are an ongoing part of the Greenfield Foundation. The Landings community recently held a tribute dinner honoring Bob’s leadership as President of the Landings Racquet Club, The Homeowners Association and The Landings Management Association during critical years of the Landings development. We also have Bob to thank for his leadership and foresight in developing the LRC Lakeside building. He lists his hobbies as reading and listening to news and news commentaries, downloading and watching quality films, swimming laps, and handyman house maintenance and repairs - only his house.

“Some of my grandchildren and all of my great grandchildren are young children. With two exceptions they live in other parts of the country, far away from Sarasota. It is my challenge to know and understand their capabilities and whatever special talents they may have. I work at helping them and their parents to develop the full potential of each child.”

His philosophy of life: “Know thyself, and accept thyself with all thy shortcomings. It’s OK. Everybody has shortcomings. People who face up to what they are and like themselves anyhow can live long and happy lives and are good at understanding other people. When you get old enough to think about your legacy, do give it your attention, especially if you would like people to say nice things about you after you die.” Bob’s vision for Sarasota and the U.S.A. in five years: In Sarasota: “I would like the expansion to slow down. Sarasota can never again be a small town. It will go on growing. But it can preserve and enrich its qualities as a cultural center, and as a fine place to live only if it is not inundated by uncontrolled growth. I hope strong leadership will emerge in the City Council. It needs strong leadership to resist special interests who will try to take, for their own aggrandizement, presently undeveloped pieces of the cultural center. Sarasota should have a comprehensive plan for that beautiful waterfront property. It should be prepared by disinterested professional planners, adopted by the city and carried out in stages. In five years Sarasota can have in its center a superb facility for the arts and museums.” In the U.S.A. “I would like to see two changes in the prevailing values of Americans. 1. “Presently, if we can serve American interests by going to war, we go to war. Our military

else’s, so we can use it freely. This is the prevailing view. This conviction was somewhat weakened by World War II, but it has bounced back and may be firmer now than ever. It is incredible to me that we have started at least five wars since World War II - Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Iraq I and Iraq II. I hope that this predominantly Christian nation will make some accommodation to the teachings of the son of the Christian God and accept that war is an evil, to be used only when there is a major threat to our existence as a nation and all alternatives have been exhausted.” 2. “I would like to see the end of “tax cuts” as the slogan that moves voters to support the candidates who use it. For many years during and after the Great Depression there was far more compassion than there is now. It was accepted that high taxes on the wealthy and near-wealthy were a necessary and proper way to fund a compassionate government. The taxes produced money to support and educate the poor and enabled many to climb out of poverty. Health care programs were initiated and there were many other compassionate programs. I would like to see us return to a common acceptance that higher taxes are OK if the money goes for universal healthcare and other programs to improve the quality of life of those who need it.” How fortunate The Landings and Sarasota communities are to be the beneficiary of Bob’s thoughtful vision, leadership and philanthropy. We thank and salute you Bob for your selfless accomplishments that benefit all of us. Bob Greenfield passed away December 29, 2012, at 97 years.


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loses sand while the updrift beach retains sand. Venice Inlet is a good example of this. Their jetty has eroded the beach and requires continual maintenance to retain a semblance of a reasonable beach. The COE currently plans to place three groins on South Lido Key. The last groin is on the beach of the County South Lido Park. This park is rated #17 of 85 “must see” attractions in Sarasota. It has a wild natural beauty as well as a picnic area and other amenities. If those groins are installed they will forever change this park. The beach will erode as every other beach in Florida downdrift of a groin or jetty has done. And these groins are gigantic boulders that cannot be removed like parking meters. Once they are in, they

are there to stay. In the first significant storm the wave action will flush out the sand that covers them. They will be left standing alone, naked sentinels of this futile effort to retain the Lido Beach. And it is not as if there are no other ways to place sand on those very few places on Lido Beach that need re-nourishing. This can be done much more quickly and at a fraction of the cost of the current COE plan. Let us hope that the COE, like Paul on the road to Damascus, has seen the light and in their revised plan will propose a simpler and less expensive approach without the groins. As to Big Pass, “Let it be”. Check out the website www. SOSS2.com for more details and to see and hear the voice of reason for Big Pass.

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May is a transition month in Sarasota. Although the calendar says it is still spring, by late May it will definitely feel like summer time. Pelagic species such as king and Spanish mackerel will have migrated north, inshore fishing will be best early and late, and giant tarpon will invade the inshore Gulf of Mexico, a sure sign that summer is here! Speckled trout fishing should be outstanding in May. It has been unseasonably warm and bait will be scattered all throughout the bay. The flats near Big Pass will be productive. Casting gold, olive, and rootbeer/gold jigs in front of a drifting boat will produce a lot of speckled trout. A live shrimp under a noisy cork is a deadly technique for catching trout. Pinfish, grunts, and pilchards will produce less fish, but generally larger ones. The shallow flats will be very active as they flood with bait. A low, incoming tide is the best time to search for reds and

snook in the skinny water. Fish will stage in holes and deeper water then move up onto the shallow flats as the tide floods. Scented soft plastics, weedless gold spoons, topwater plugs, and live bait are all effective. Lures work best when looking for fish, water can be covered quickly. Live bait is best once the fish are located. Some of the largest trout will also be found in shallow water. Snook will be moving out to the beaches and will be scattered out all over. Mangrove points and bars near the passes should hold snook, as will structure in both Big Pass and New Pass. Outgoing tides are preferred, but as long as the water is moving, fish can be caught. Rapala X-Raps and other plugs are great baits that cover a lot of water quickly and are great fun to fish. Jigs and other soft plastics work well, too. Anglers who are proficient with a cast net will load up the well with pilchards and catch a lot of fish.

Surf fishing should be excellent and by the end of May there will be decent numbers of snook in the surf line. Small white jigs and flies work well on snook, as does live bait fish. Silver spoons cast out and retrieved in quickly will fool mackerel and ladyfish. Live shrimp will fool a variety of species. By the middle of the month, many guides and recreational anglers will be focusing on one of the most exciting angling challenges found anywhere, light tackle casting to giant tarpon! This is truly world class big game fishing. Tarpon that migrate up our coasts are large fish that average 80 pounds, but reach over 200 pounds. 25-30 lb spinning tackle and 12 weight fly rods are used most often. A live crab is the preferred bait, but live pinfish and other bait fish work well, too. These baits are fairly light and spinning tackle works best to cast and present baits.


IT’S TIME! The Snowy Plover Nesting Season and Other Special Beach Life of Siesta Key

By Allan Worms, Ph.D., Wildlife Biologist (retired) In the minds of many birders, regular beach walkers and a band of Siesta Key and Audubon volunteers the Snowy Plover nesting season is a special time of year. For anyone who has seen this very small bird running out from under the feet of beach walkers, who has seen their colorful mating antics and their most unique thumb sized, but long legged chicks, survival of the Snowy Plover species is a powerful concern. Yes, the breeding season of this beautiful little bird, now numbering only about 200 individuals in Florida, began with the first nest on Monday, April 14th. Most of us expect to see birds nest in trees or at least upright shrubbery. But actually many birds are ground nesters -- quail, killdeers, grouse, and so on. And the Snowy Plover is a beach nesting bird -- directly on the sand of Siesta Key and similar coastal beaches. Two or three eggs are laid in a shallow concave in the sand scratched out by the parental pair. The small Snowy Plover hen produces one egg at a time and begins incubation only when the last of two or three eggs is laid. And then she sits silently, camouflaged by her color and the vegetation of the dunes. Sometimes she is relieved by the male so she can feed. But still, it is a long vigil. And if she is approached accidentally by a beach walker she may flush from the nest, but usually returns to her task. Upright two-legged animals are not natural predators. If, however, she is flushed by a four-legged predator such as a raccoon, fox, or a dog that’s almost always the end of the nest! Perhaps there will be time for the hen to mate and nest again. But there is a lesson here. Encourage people to obey the law and love their dog but walk it somewhere other than on the beach. So, if the hen successfully

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Some Beach Birds with Unique Characteristics

“What a wondrous bird is the pelican . . . “ Perhaps you’ve heard this old rhyme. But do you know the rest of the story? Brown Pelicans are seen and recognized by almost everyone by their long bills, broad wing span and obvious “gular” pouches. This spectacular bird, glides above the surf and “plunge” dives into the water to catch fish. Then, rising to the surface, it allows the sea water to escape through slits in the gular

pouch that now contains only the fish catch. But watch the dive! The pelican plunges into the sea, often turning at the last instant to shock its’ fish prey and more easily trap the fish in its pouch. It is limited, of course, to fish that will fit the pouch -- and then it must work the fish into position for swallowing. Interestingly, researchers of the Brown Pelican have theorized plunge diving and eye damage ultimately limit successful feeding and the life of this otherwise long lived bird. The “dance” of the Reddish Egret . . . is another unique sight to see. Siesta Key beach walkers often see this tall, long legged bird with a sharp bill flailing its wings and jumping about in the shallow surf. And then it swoops and snags a small fish. But why does it dance? Reddish Egrets use their large spread wings to reduce glare as well as to frighten fish toward shallow shoreline waters where they can catch their prey more easily. Their vigorous jumping up and down and sometimes chasing after their prey have been likened to dancing by surf fishermen and beach walkers. One Siesta Key beach walker even nick-named a regular “dancing” reddish egret “Fred” after Mr. Astaire, one supposes.

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

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9 Vehicles left out in roadways overnight. 6 Vehicles of a restricted commercial nature left out overnight. 3 Vehicles found parked on the grass. • 5 Patrol Requests Made 1 Report of ‘strange noises’ investigated. Officer unable to locate. 1 Report of ‘strange persons’ investigated. Officer unable to locate. 1 Report of ‘illegal parking’ investigated. Security & Safety unable to locate. 1 Report of ‘Water leak’ investigated. Maintenance advises pool being drained. 1 Report of ‘dead animal in water’ i nvestigated. Officer advises dead fish. • 4 Property Damage Reports 2 Reports involving landscaping damage. Likely cause, over-sized vehicles on wet lawns. 1 Report of damage to curb. Report redacted as being outside the Landings Community. 1 Report of damage to wall in the LRC. Report redacted as normal & expected construction work. • 1 Public Service Report Patrol Officer assisted motorist with directions. •5 Reckless Driving reports 3 Vehicles at unsafe speeds reported. 1 Vehicle operated, at night, with out proper lighting. 1 Vehicle operated in an erratic manner. • 2 Trespass Reports White Female subject found in the LRC after hours. Asked to leave. 3 White Male Juveniles ‘cutting through’ on private property. Subjects left the area.

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Main Gate Resident Entries Resident Exits* System Visitor Entries** Manual Visitor Entries*** Visitor Exits * Total Gate Traffic

2014 12460 0 1243 394 0 14097

2013 12986 0 930 1164 0 15080

2012 14098 0 1418 1376 0 16892

2011 14942 0 1192 2100 0 18234

North Gate Resident Entries Resident Exits Visitor Entries**** Visitor Exits**** Total Gate Traffic

2014 18160 16051 0 0 34211

2013 19327 17065 0 0 36392

2012 17676 15624 0 0 33300

2011 19226 16677 0 0 35903

South Gate Resident Entries Resident Exits Visitor Entries**** Visitor Exits**** Total Gate Traffic

2014 5270 6475 0 0 11745

2013 5973 5270 0 0 11243

2012 6158 5565 0 0 11723

2011 5729 6491 0 0 12220

* The Main Gate has no means of recording exit numbers at this time. ** This number reflects visitors that have been manually recorded in Gate Sure by an officer. *** This number reflects “Resident Call Ahead Logs” as well as a manual estimate based on regular daily traffic not otherwise recorded (lawn service crews etc...) **** As Visitors are prohibited from using these gates there is no system in place to accurately measure this gate for Entry / Exits at this time N/A = System Error. Information not available or missing. The Main Gate (inbound) and the South Gate (outbound) were both inoperable 2 days in the month of March 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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1716 STARLING DR • $262,500

5400 EAGLES POINT CIR # 304 • $349,000

5089 KESTRAL PARK WAY S • $650,000

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1705 STARLING DR • $399,900

1709 STARLING DR • $488,000

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.

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Landings Real Estate Database Address HOMES FOR SALE 4808 PEREGRINE PT CIR. W 5157 KESTRAL PARK LN 4930 PEREGRINE PT WAY 1598 LANDINGS TER 5089 KESTRAL PARK WAY S 5155 FLICKER FIELD CIR 1733 PINE HARRIER CIR 1781 PINE HARRIER CIR HOMES PENDING 4849 PEREGRINE PT N CIR 5162 KESTRAL PARK TER 4696 PINE HARRIER DR 5167 KESTRAL PARK LN HOMES SOLD 5146 KESTRAL PARK WAY 4732 PINE HARRIER DR 5125 KESTRAL PARK PL 1780 PINE HARRIER CIR 5038 KESTRAL PARK WAY S 1714 PINE HARRIER CIR 1756 PINE HARRIER CIR 5164 KESTRAL PARK TER CONDOS FOR SALE 1709 STARLING DR 5450 EAGLES PT CIR # 102 5420 EAGLES PT CIR # 403 4968 KESTRAL PARK CIR 1705 STARLING DR 5400 EAGLES PT CIR # 304 1716 STARLING DR 1610 PINTAIL WAY CONDOS PENDING 5450 EAGLES PT CIR # 401 5440 EAGLES PT CIR # 204 5450 EAGLES PT CIR # 302 4947 KESTRAL PARK WAY N 4871 KESTRAL PARK WAY N CONDOS SOLD 5400 EAGLES PT CIR # 406 1355 LANDINGS DR 5408 EAGLES PT CIR # 203 5430 EAGLES PT CIR # 205 4844 KESTRAL PARK CIR 1492 LANDINGS LAKE DR 4941 KESTRAL PARK WAY 5257 HERON WAY 5219 HERON WAY 5211 HERON WAY 5222 LANDINGS BLVD

Price

BR

BA

½ BA

1,349,900 850,000 749,000 675,000 650,000 629,000 525,000 525,000

5 5 3 3 3 4 4 4

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1 1 2 0 1 1 1 0

749,000 685,000 599,000 499,000

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1,100,000 800,000 665,000 638,000 620,000 550,000 505,000 485,000

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488,000 475,000 445,000 425,000 399,900 349,000 262,500 229,000

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749,999 599,000 575,000 329,000 310,000

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547,600 465,000 434,000 430,000 396,000 307,000 280,000 269,000 255,000 247,500 235,000

3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 2

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

0 1 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 4/15/2014. These properties listed and sold in the past 4 months by various MLS participating offices.

5100 Ocean Boulevard • Sarasota, FL 34242

Landings Eagle - May 2014  

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

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