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We have so many new residents living in The Landings who may not know about our traditional event - The USTA NATIONAL FATHER/SON TENNIS TOURNAMENT being played here in The Landings - up close and personal! It is a spectular 6-day tennis event which represents nationally ranked players from all over the country. The games begin with the Ultra Seniors (fathers in their 80’s) on Tuesday, November 14, Super Seniors (70’s) on Wednesday, November 15, and the Seniors (60’s) start playing on Thursdays, November 16. This year we will prepare a joint luncheon for all players and their families on Thursday in the Lakeside Clubhouse. We ask for Landings Ladies to please contribute one pot luck dish for the luncheon that is enough for ten people and can be dropped of by 10:00 am. We also ask for servers, those to help set up, and clean up. It is always fun in the kitchen.

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Landings residents can also volunteer as “HOSTS”, who watch match play and root for an assigned team, sometimes from your home state. A host does not have to provide housing for your team, or even know how to play the game; just cheer and enjoy the matches, contribute to the luncheon, and give an hour of their time. Thus giving the players a very personal feeling that is not present in other tournaments. This tournament is an event that is free for everyone living in The Landings and all of Sarasota County. Join in, there’s no bad seats, the event lasts through Sunday. Finals will be played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday when the Gold Balls are presented. For more information on how to participate in this event, please call Dee or Ralph Ricapito at 941-927-6261. You can also contact the Racquet club at 941923-3886.

2017 Landings Holiday Cheer for Kids Fighting Cancer and Hannah House Kids Meet Joaquin Berrios (9), a 4th grader at Phillippi Shores Elementary School

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LMA BUDGET The 2018 budget for The Landings Management Association, Inc. that was sent to the association presidents, is included in this issue

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FERAL CATS Learn what feral cats are and how we can manage them in our community. Feral cats can be a benefit if they are properly neutered and marked

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For the past few years, several Landings residents have organized a holiday charitable effort to raise funds to buy toys, food and clothing for families who have a child with cancer. In 2016, due to the generosity of Landings residents, a second charity was added to this program: Hannah House, to support abused children at holiday time. Hannah House was founded in the early 1980’s and supports abused women and children. Hannah House has a home and an apartment for these families, and each woman must qualify for support by being substance-free and by working independently.

The 2016 “kids fighting cancer” program supported 28 families and provided toys and clothing for 62 children. More than 8 women and 16 children from Hannah House were helped as well by the Landings holiday efforts last year. Landings residents “adopt” one or more families and shop for the children and wrap presents. Details on the families will be provided to adopting residents with the number of children in the family, their genders and ages, as well as their holiday gift wishes and sizes for clothing gifts as well. Continued on page 23

November 9 Kick-Off Party at LRC 4:00 to 5:30 PM • Mingle to the music of a Landings ensemble • Munch on goodies and treats • Make merry with wine and beer • Make a kid’s holiday special

The Landings resident artists – fine arts painters, watercolorists, fabric artists, photographers and sculptors are invited to display their works at the Racquet Club on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday, December 10th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you are interested in participating, please contact Marie-Louise McHugh by email at mchughmld@gmail.com or by phone at 518-698-3642.


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LMA Meeting Notes LMA Pres., Dick Bayles began the meeting by discussing issues surrounding the impact of hurricane Irma. The phone system intended to inform residents during an emergency was deemed inadequate so 624 emails were sent out. After the storm, Bayles sent letters requesting email addresses from remaining residents. He’s still lacking 61 resident email addresses. Bayles extended a special thank you to security personnel, David Jacaruso, and Mike Knupp for work they did preparing The Landings for the hurricane. Bayles also reported a two day power outage in the northern part of Landings north caused a partial back up at a lift station creating a terrible odor.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Committee Chairman, Larry Lawrence reported significant progress in identifying residents interested in board positions. Besides Chairman Lawrence, members of the Nominating Committee include Mike Knupp, Susie Golden, Carol Furlong, and Henry Rhodes. Since members of the board serve for two years, five will be replaced this year. Seven people have indicated an interest in running for open positions on the board. Two of the seven interested are running for re-election. They will be meeting again in a couple weeks.

FINANCE REPORT

LMA Pres., Dick Bayles reported an unexpected expenditure of $8800 to remove a fallen tree from Landings Boulevard as well as other Hurricane Irma debris from common areas. The proposed 2018 budget contains a preliminary annual assessment of $1252, an increase of $183 above the 2017 assessment. This assessment includes expenditures for the continued

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development of the internal website and speed program which was discussed at this meeting.

PROPOSED PAYMENT SCHEDULE CHANGE

LMA Pres., Dick Bayles requested the board discuss the possibility of changing the annual payment schedule to a semi-annual payment schedule. After a discussion of potential benefits and questions by The Board and residents attending the meeting, Bayles suggested he would get an indication of interest for a potential vote at the next meeting.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Chairman Doug Day, announced preparations are underway for the Saturday, October 28, Trick-or-Treat Trail. He was pleased to report participation has increased every year.

FERAL CATS

LMA Pres., Dick Bayles reminded everyone about the panel of experts who will gather to discuss issues related to the feral cat population at The Landings at 4:00pm, November 7 in the Lakeside meeting room. Included in the panel are experts from Animal Services, Cat Depot and a local veterinarian. All interested residents are invited to attend.

LANDSCAPING

LMA Pres., Dick Bayles announced Landscaping chair, Connie Goldman would be vacating her position in January primarily due to an abundance of travel commitments. Goldman suggested The Board put aside some reserves to replace the aging irrigation system. She was also pleased to report that hurricane Irma only caused minimal damage to landscaping at The Landings.

ROADS

LMA Pres., Dick Bayles acknowledged problems with the Treehouse paving from last year. He promised to review those issues with Committee Chairman, Rudy Blohm when he returns to Sarasota.

2018 BUDGET

The finance committee recommended formal board approval for two items in the proposed 2018 budget. The first item is the re-implementation of the website. The total cost is $22,000. A thorough discussion of pros and cons of The Landings website ensued. Several issues were discussed including noting that society is changing, the public relies on the internet, an online presence is needed etc. A motion was made and passed to keep the line item regarding The Landings website in the budget as printed. The second item is the continuation of the speed enforcement program. The total cost is $18,000 and provides 20 hours per week of speed detection radar monitoring. After a comprehensive discussion, a motion was made and passed to continue the program providing statistical information of violations be given to the board and are published in The Eagle each month.

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Committee chair David Jacaruso, reported the sign replacement program is continuing. He suggested the board evaluate the need to trim several trees that overhang roadways throughout The Landings during inclement weather conditions recently. Should large limbs break off they would cause a hazardous road condition. A decision would also need to be made about who is responsible for the trimming. Continued on page 16

President’s Column By Dick Bayles

A final version of the 2018 LMA budget was reviewed at the October board meeting and approved for release to the association presidents as required by our governing documents. While further changes are possible, it is likely that this version of the budget will be formally adopted at the November 2nd meeting of the board. The proposed Annual Assessment is $1,218.00 per single unit. The $150.00 increase from the 2017 is $21.00 lower than the amount mentioned in the October issue of The Landings Eagle. A copy of that budget is included in this issue, It took longer than anticipated, but all the Irma storm debris has been cleared from our properties. We are fortunate to have had the resources to complete the work in as timely a fashion as possible. By the time you read this, I suspect that storm debris removal by Sarasota County will still be ongoing. I welcome the beginning of the return of our “snowbirds” and look forward to our prime season.

Notifications • Nov. 7th – Feral Cat Discussion at 4 p.m. at LRC • Nov. 8th – Next Community Hauling Date • Nov. 9th - Kick-off Party for the Holiday Cheer for Kids at 4 p.m. at LRC • Nov. 14 - 19 - Father/Son Tennis Tournament • Dec. 3rd – Annual Holiday Dinner Dance at 6 p.m. • Code for the Field Road door: Call the Main Gate, 941-922.5531.

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LHA Meeting Notes The Irma storm debris removal involved more than 1,200 cubic yards of material, took longer and was more costly than anticipated in September. This resulted in depletion of most of our working capital and some of our reserves. As mentioned in last month’s article, the Association is establishing a Storm Reserve that will be funded over several years. As a result, the board worked with last month’s preliminary budget, which resulted in an proposed increase of the Annual Assessment by $100.00 to $200.00 per property. The board expects that the Annual Assessment will stay at this level for 2019, which will result in an appropriate financial condition for the Association. Barring further unexpected expenses, the Annual Assessment should return to a more customary amount. In other business, the board approved the removal of several trees that had been damaged by the storm and issued notices of violations for failure to maintain the property to owners on Pine Harrier Circle and Peregrine Point Circle East. The Annual Meeting of the Landings Homeowners Association will take place on February 8, 2018. Four seats on the Board of Directors will be up for election for a two-year term. Members who are interested in participating in our association’s operations by serving on the Board should contact Bill Whitman before December 1, 2017. The next regularly scheduled meeting is November 9, 2017 at the Landings Racquet Club at 7:00p.m. The budget for 2018 will be approved at this meeting.

Household Community Hauling Program The next date for dropping off your unwanted paints, household chemicals, electronics, batteries, etc. will be Wednesday, November 8th. A list of the acceptable items is provided in the adjacent 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 they must be made before noon on Monday, November 6th. 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 alongside the garbage can and mark accordingly), florescent bulbs, empty paint cans, batteries-A series, Cs and Ds, stereos, speakers, and telephones (take out the batteries first). Additionally, you can also deal with the following as mentioned: rechargeable batteries may be taken to Batteries Plus, Home Depot, 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 Harvey Greller 908-804-2300.

These are the only acceptable items for the Community Hauling Program. Any items not on this list will have to be taken back by the homeowner (unfortunately no exceptions).

• hazardous waste • toxic waste • paints • pesticides • automotive products • fertilizers • pool chemicals • gasoline • automotive batteries • cleaners • fire extinguishers • used motor oil • lawn and garden chemicals • paint thinner • solvents • cell phones • fluorescent lamps (and compact fluorescent lamps) • batteries: button batteries, rechargeable nickle-cadmium and lithium-ion batteries. • electronics: of the following types: Printers, scanners, fax machines, power supplies. Note: the County Hazardous Waste Collection Site no longer accepts TVs and computer monitors. You can dispose of them simply by putting them out at the curb next to your weekly trash container.

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Storm Debris Collection

By Rachel Brown Hackney

|More trucks working on county storm debris collection, with completion of first passes through areas anticipated in 90 days Sarasota County is on track to complete the “first pass” of storm debris collection within 90 days, Assistant County Administrator Jonathan Lewis told the County Commission on Oct. 11. Additionally, County Administrator Tom Harmer reported that staff is working with the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation on what he termed an “after action” review of the county’s readiness for and response to Hurricane Irma. He hopes to have that completed within 90 days, as well, he said. “We are starting to see an improvement with services from our vendor,” Lewis said on Oct. 11. CrowderGulf, with which the county has its primary storm debris contract, provided more trucks last week and again this week, he continued. (The firm is based in Alabama.) Even more trucks were expected late this week, he added. Further, Lewis reported, the county has eight of its own trucks working in both North County and South County,

with the opening of more debris management sites having made that possible. Earlier in the week, Richard Collins, the county’s emergency services director, announced that the county had closed Rothenbach Park on Bee Ridge Road so it could use that site for debris management. The park would remain closed until further notice, the county noted on social media. Altogether, Collins wrote in an Oct. 9 email, as of that day, 21 trucks were collecting storm debris countywide. Staff still was waiting on 10 rental trucks for which it had made arrangements, Lewis told the County Commission, but they should be in by the beginning of next week at the latest. Additionally, “staff has made significant progress” in its efforts to obtain signed “hold harmless” agreements, so workers can pick up materials on private roads and in gated communities, he said. Message boards are going up in neighborhoods

on private roads about two or three days in advance of crews’ expected arrival, he said, so more residents will have the opportunity to turn in agreements. Contrary to misinformation that has been spread, Lewis pointed out, not every resident on a private road has to be willing to have storm debris collected for the county to send a crew down that road. When Commissioner Alan Maio asked how residents are being notified on private roads, Lewis responded that door hangers are being used

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along with the message boards. Contractors’ representatives also are going door-to-door to alert people, he noted. Moreover, Lewis said, staff planned to begin using its CodeRed alert system to spread the word about the collection schedule. Harmer pointed out that the interactive map that staff created on the county website has been of assistance to residents. Anyone can enter his or her address to find out when storm debris collection is anticipated in the resident’s neighborhood, he added. The public also can see information about the areas where the first passes have been completed. “That map should be changing frequently as additional resources come in,” Lewis noted. Furthermore, the fees at the county landfill have been waived indefinitely for vegetative debris, Lewis told the board, and the landfill remains open on Saturdays for the public to bring in such materials. Continued on page 27

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I know it’s different for everyone, but, I’m learning new skills, I’m really good at telling stories; over, and over, and over... Now that I’m retired and living in The Landings, I continue to have fun and can be the life of the party--even if it’s only until 8 pm. We all face new physical and mental challenges than we did when we were younger, I find I’m really good at opening childproof caps--with a hammer. I like staying engaged with others at the Racquet Club and smile all the time,--because I can’t hear a thing you’re saying. I’m proactive, get annual checkups, and stay involved with our community. Social interaction is so important,-- I just don’t like loud music, waiting in crowds, traffic, barking Upcoming Events in our area… • NOV 10-13 CRYSTAL CLASSIC MASTER SAND SCULPTING COMPETITION: See website for information www.siestakeycrystalclassic.com • NOVEMBER 25 6-9PM: LIGHT UP THE VILLAGE & PARADE: Ocean Blvd. will be lined with luminaries and businesses will be decorated for the holidays. Free Trolley Rides will be available from Siesta Key Public Beach to the Village from 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm.

dogs , politicians, interrupting phone calls with annoying foreign salesmen,-- and a few other things I can’t remember right now! Isn’t aging in Paradise wonderful? Especially when we’re surrounded here in the Racquet Club with some amazing people, with interesting backgrounds. It’s not unusual for people to linger after tennis or a swim program -- just sitting, talking, drinking coffee and laughing. It’s great. That’s why we’re here. We’re involved going to the Landings Free College, enjoying the National Father/Son Tournament, participating bringing lunch for the tennis players. Showing off our singing talents with the Landoliers group. It’s hard to make new friends at any age, particularly later in life, -- but it’s easy living, here in The Landings. • NOV. 10-13 10AM – 6PM / CHALK FESTIVAL: For ticket information, event schedule and site map, go to their website at: www.chalkfestival.org • PALM AVENUE FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK / 6-9PM: Every month local galleries open their doors to the public for the evening, offering a chance to meet with artists and admire their work. See website for information www.palmavenue.org


Landings Veterans to be honored and recognized on Veterans Day at The Landings Ben Mayne

Irv Spector

Paul Istock

Benjamin Eisenberg

James Reese

Paul Weiner

Bob Dempsey

Jay Eisner

Ray Doherty

Bobbie Fernander

Jeffrey Kaplan

Richard Greenspan

Bruce Staniforth

Jere A.Berkey

Richard Kahn

Burt Frank

Jerry Welch

Robert Dombrosky

Cal Owen

Jim Klein

Robert Harris

Donald Leidel

Jim Moody

Roger Johnson

Doug Bracy

John Hargreaves

Ron Cestar

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Roy Glah

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Samuel I Edelman

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Harold Zimmerman

Marty Taffel

Walter Hamer

Henry Rhodes

Morton Miller

Wayne Routh

Howard Feltman

Patrick Imperator

William Whitman

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Racquet Club News |President’s Report

|News From the Court

By Dick Bayles

By Adrian “Mo” Moghina

Our staff removed three canopies that were damaged by Irma (with the assistance of a crane to lift the one in the lake over Lakeside to the parking lot). The board is evaluating our options for replacing them; however, replacements will not be available in time for the Father/ Son tournament later this month. The cost of replacement will come from our Wind Reserve account, which will need to be refilled over time. Our annual court refurbishment is complete, just in time for the start of team tennis. The court landscaping is almost complete with the installation of plantings in the planters and pots, and the required irrigation system. Our returning snowbird tennis players have expressed delight at the Club’s appearance. The annual Senior, Super Senior and Ultra Father/Son Clay Championships will begin on Tuesday, November 14th and end on Sunday, November 19th. I hope to see our usual cadre of helpers and hosts, and the usual turnout to watch the high level of tennis that is displayed on the courts. Given the absence of our canopies, a tent

It is great to continue to see so many of you returning each week! As Fall in Florida sneaks by with much notice, we are well on our way to an awesome season of tennis at The Landings. John has returned and joined me on the courts and clinics and lessons are

will be erected to provide shade to spectators on Court 5. The board approved our 2018 budget at its October meeting. This was done one month earlier than usual as the historic schedule always conflicts with the Father/Son tournament and enables us to get the Assessment notices out in a timely fashion. The adopted budget calls for no increase in our 2017 Annual Assessment of $1,244. If you are interested in participating in the Club’s management, there are four seats up for election in January 2018. If you would like to explore this opportunity, please let Kevin or I know before November 15tht.

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in full “swing”. I am very thankful and excited to be part of the upcoming National Father and Son Tennis Tournament that has been a long standing tradition at our club. Those of you that take lessons with me know that I like to simplify doubles as two on two beach volleyball. The net player is the spiker and the baseline player is the setter. Keep this in mind when you come out to watch the tournament. Look to see how the teams problem solve. Is the net player still the X-factor? Are the serves and/or the returns helping the team to take control of the point? How effective is the second shot? What court positioning is the most effective in this format? Is the team playing two players back at the baseline at the right time? But win or lose, which team is working together to create positive energy and having the most fun doing it? I’m looking forward to watching the matches. Thanks and see you on the courts!


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By Kevin Lechlitner For those of you that have been up north for the summer, welcome back! You missed an exciting summer at the Club. Between the paver project and Hurricane Irma, there wasn’t a dull moment. Now that November is here, the activity level around the Club is really picking up. The women’s tennis leagues have already started and the men will begin shortly. All of our exercise classes are already going or are about to begin. Please check the calendar in the back of The Eagle for the complete schedule. Also, the new session of our Watercolor Painting class started October 19th. It is led by Susan Martinolich and is on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. For more information about any of the activities at the Club, please contact the Tennis Pro Shop at 923-3886. As a reminder, beginning November 1st, the guest fee will go back to $10 from 8:00 a.m. until noon. After 12:00 p.m. the guest fee will remain at $5. This will stay in effect through May 31st. The fee for non-members using the facilities for exercise classes, card games and other social activities is still $3 per time. Please see me in the Tennis Pro Shop if you have any questions about the Club’s guest policy. Our “Peak Time” policy also runs from November through May. It states that tennis groups with a guest playing at 9:30 a.m. can only call one day in advance for a court reservation. For the 25th consecutive year, we are proud to be the host facility for the USTA National Father/Son Clay Court Championships. Once again, we will have three divisions participating: Ultra Senior (80 & over), Super Senior (70 & over) and Senior (60 & over). The tournaments begin Tuesday, November 14th and will end Sunday, November 19th. Be sure to mark your calendar. It will be six days full of great tennis by players from all over the country. Make plans to come out and cheer for your favorite father/son teams. You can also get involved as a host family. Being a host doesn’t mean you have to house the players, just be a friendly face to greet them when they arrive and cheer for them during their matches when you can. If you are interested, please contact Ralph or Dee Ricapito at 927-6261. The annual resurfacing project for the courts is complete. Now that the courts are looking and playing great again, we would like to keep them that way for as long as possible. To help maintain their current condition, we ask that you brush your court if your matched ends after 5:00 p.m. This will help fill in the blemishes left on the surface from your match and keep them nice and smooth. There is a brush hanging between each set of courts. Thank you for your assistance in helping to keep our courts some of the nicest in the area.

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In 1972, the original Dutch Valley Restaurant in Sarasota opened just a few blocks away from the present location, at 6721 South Tamiami Trail. Dedicated to quality “down home cooking” foods and more than reasonable prices drew crowds that it made necessary to move to the present location shortly after opening. Continued good operations demanded the need to add even more seating and provide better service for customers. Not long after renovations were completed, Dutch Valley changed owners. In June 1999, Fernando Piney and his late wife Renee, purchased Dutch Valley. Having settled in Sarasota in 1995, the couple brought varied entrepreneurial experience and hard work to the restaurant business. The main focus for the new owners was consistency and a sense of family. The success of Dutch Valley, since its inception, can be attributed to having a high level of consistency in the food they serve, with over 100 items on the menu. Even with a change in ownership, the menu has remained reliable for the many visitors that come through the doors every day. And you can still count on seeing Fernando at the restaurant every day, shaking hands and visiting with customers. Sunday breakfast seems to be their busiest time, but since they serve breakfast, all day, every day, you can skip the Sunday crowds and enjoy breakfast anytime you want. A few customer’s breakfast favorites are Eggs Benedict Florentine – toasted english muffin halves topped with tomato slices, fresh spinach, 2 poached eggs and creamy hollandaise sauce; Their twist on a traditional omelette - A Greek Omelette that’s stuffed with sausage, onions, feta cheese, green peppers and tomatoes. If you like your breakfast sweet, you have to try their Famous Belgian Waffle, plain or with fruit toppings. Lunch choices include basic diner fare such as sandwich melts, hot open-faced sandwiches, Sirlion burgers and corned beef Ruebens. Other menu items include Greek plates, Mexican dishes, sandwiches and salad choices. The dinner menu has lots to choose from

so take your time deciding. Customer favorites are the four pc. Broasted Chicken Dinner; Roast Beef Victorian - thin slices of slow roasted sirloin of beef topped with homemade brown gravy and freshly sautéed mushrooms, green peppers & onions and Dutch Valley’s Liver and Onions – the name says it all. All dinners and the daily specials are served with a cup of homemade soup, tossed salad, choice of potato and dessert. Don’t like to spend hours in the kitchen on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day? Bring your friends and family to Dutch Valley and let them do the cooking for you so you can actually spend time visiting. They typically have a set menu for the holidays with traditional favorites such as Roast Turkey, Sliced Baked Ham, Prime Rib and Salmon as well as a few regular menu items. And, all holiday dinners are served with a cup of homemade soup, tossed salad, potato choice and dessert. While Dutch Valley began as an Amish restaurant, today they carry a wide variety of meals with a diner flare. Breakfast is served all day and they have American and Greek foods and a variety of desserts. You could eat here every day for a year and probably not eat the same meal twice. Not only is Dutch Valley Restaurant a staple in the Sarasota community, they participate in fundraisers for various charities and hold quarterly blood drives. Their commitment is to provide every customer top quality food with good and friendly service for very reasonable prices. Dutch Valley Restaurant - 941.924.1770 6721 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 Sarasota’s Family Diner since 1972 www.dutchvalleyrestaurant.net Call ahead for take-out Beer, Wine, Mimosas and Bloody Marys available Open daily 7 am – 9 pm, reservations accepted for parties of 5 or more Kids Menu (10 & under) Open Thanksgiving Day 7 am – 8 pm Open Christmas Eve & Open Christmas Day 7 am – 8 pm (Advertorial)

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Joaquin Berrios (9), 4th grader at Phillippi Shores Elementary School • Do you have any brothers or sisters? I have two brothers Rodrigo (11), Lorenzo (14) • Do you have any pets? A white Lab named Dina • How long have you lived in The Landings? We’ve been here for 4 years. • Do you speak any other languages? Yes I can speak Spanish and English • What is your favorite school subject? Math because I like multiplying, dividing, and rounding numbers. • What is your favorite TV show? Naked and Afraid • What is your favorite sport? I like basketball and football equally. I play basketball at recess and after school. I play football on a team. • What is your favorite sports team? Buccaneers • Who is your favorite player? Jameis Winston • What is your favorite food? Dad’s hamburgers on the barbeque! • What is your favorite ice cream? Vanilla • What is your favorite hobby? Fishing in the lakes here with my brothers and sometimes my friend. We catch bass and sometimes snook. I also like ping pong. I’d like a ping pong table so I can play with my brothers. • What is your favorite movie? Guardians of the Galaxy 2 • What is your favorite Book? Slacker • What is your favorite family activity? Going boating and fishing or water-skiing. • What is your favorite game? 80’s style arcade game [as he points to a large arcade behind me] It has Galaga, Frogger, Pacman, etc. on it. • If you could pick one place to travel to, where would it be? Bariloche, Argentina because it snows there and I‘d like to see snow. I’d like to play soccer there too and see my cousins. • What is your 5 year goal? I’d like to be better at fishing. I’d like to catch at least one tarpon. My Dad has! • What is your favorite thing to do? Watch TV • Favorite part of the day? When I get home from school, wash hands, eat, then do homework. • What would the perfect day look like to you? It would be a whole day field trip to Mote Marine Lab day camp, where we scoop up sea creatures and fish in the bay. I did this field trip last year and it was fun. • If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? A dog. I wouldn’t have to do homework; I could be home and not do anything and chill. • If you were president, name three things you would change? 1 Less homework. 2 More days off. 3 Longer summer vacation • If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? I’d sneak up on my two big brothers!

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LANDINGS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, INC. 2017 FORECAST AND 2018 BUDGET

LMA Budget The 2018 budget for The Landings Management Association, Inc. that was sent to the association presidents, is included in this issue of The Landings Eagle. While it will not be formally adopted until the board’s November meeting on November 2, 2017, there are generally no changes from this version. The proposed budget calls for a single-lot Annual Assessment of $150.00, a significant reduction from the budget included in the October issue. Few line items were changed; the difference was the result of correcting a formula error and taking into account updated assessments to the commercial properties in the Landings Shopping Center. Schedule B, referenced in the budget, can’t be printed legibly in this issue. An emailed copy may be obtained by requesting one from George Niel, george@argusmgmt.com.

2017

REVENUES 5010 ASSESSMENTS 5012 C & D ASSESSMENTS 5040 Other/Fines/Late FEes 5045 Interest Charges 5050 Interest Income 5070 VEHICLE DECALS TOTAL INCOME

7120 GROUNDS CONTRACT 7130 LANDSCAPING 7140 TREE TRIMMING 7145 SPRINKLER/IRRIGATION CONTRACT 7155 SPRINKLER/IRRIGATION REPAIRS TOTAL 7100 GROUNDS

LMA Meeting Notes

7151 ROAD SWEEPING

Continued from page 3

7240 CURB MAINTENANCE

NATURE TRAIL COMMITTEE

Committee Chair, Karen Shaeffer reported the need to elevate portions of the nature trail. Heavy storms will continue to wash away the trail unless elevated 1-2 feet. Yearly maintenance will continue until a decision is made and the work is done.

7165 ROAD REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE TOTAL 7150 ROADS DRAINAGE 7170 DITCH MAINTENANCE 7175 DRAINAGE TOTAL 7160 DRAINAGE MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS 7210 LIGHTING REPAIRS & SUPPLIES 7220 MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES 7225 MAINTENANCE SERVICE 7230 SIGNAGE & MAINTENANCE 7235 WALL PAINTING & MAINTENANCE TOTAL 7200 MAINT & REPAIRS LAKES 7320 LAKES CONTRACT

ENVIRONMENTAL

Committee chair, Deirdre D’Silva reported adjustments made to the WaterGoat on Lake 1 has been successfully trapping trash. She thanked David Jacaruso and the Maintenance Committee for keeping the WaterGoat clear of debris. Without the WaterGoat, trash would eventually make its way into Sarasota Bay. The Environmental Committee is doing its part to reduce the pollution that is being admitted into our waterways and will continue to look for opportunities to enhance the health of our environment. Anyone interested in taking part in these endeavors should contact Deidre at olearyde@hotmail.com. Continued on the next page

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PROPOSED

VARIANCE

BUDGET

vs  2017 BUDGET

VARIANCE vs 2017 FCST

BUDGET

FORECAST

656,397 25,480        681,877

656,397 25,480 1,000 1,500 980        685,357

672,522 16,125 28,103 2,623 1,500 1,500 980 980        703,104             21,228

59,077 48,967 15,500 4,620 10,000        138,164

59,077 50,467 15,500 4,620 10,000        139,664

15,667 19,000 7,485          42,152

15,667 20,070 2,500           38,237

59,077 51,967 3,000 1,500 15,500 4,620 10,000        141,164               3,000               1,500 15,667 10,000 (9,000) (10,070) 5,000 (2,485) 2,500           30,667           (11,485)             (7,570)

5,000 20,000          25,000

5,000 5,000           10,000

5,000 10,000 (10,000) 5,000          15,000           (10,000)               5,000

2,250 400 24,450 8,500 1,800          37,400

700 400 24,450 4,250           29,800

700 (1,550) 500 100 100 24,450 5,000 (3,500) 750 (1,800)          30,650              (6,750)                  850

9,021 2,000 1,688 5,000          17,709

9,021 5,000 1,688 5,000           20,709

9,987 966 966 5,000 3,000 (1,688) (1,688) 5,000          19,987               2,278                 (722)

600 56,100          56,700

600 58,100           58,700

600 59,553 3,452          60,153               3,452

16,125 2,623 (1,000)            17,748

EXPENSES AND RESERVES GROUNDS

ROADS

Flooding in the Eagles Nest Preserve was caused by the blockage of an 18 inch drain pipe. It is recommended the landscaping company maintaining the Preserve continually check and maintain the drain and the swale.

2018

APPROVED

7330 LAKES -OTHER 7340 FOUNTAIN MAINTENANCE-CONTRACT 7345 FOUNTAIN MAINTENANCE - OTHER TOTAL 7300 LAKES UTILITIES 7510 WATER/SEWER & FIRELINE 7520 ELECTRIC TOTAL 7500 UTILITIES SECURITY 7720 GUARDHOUSE MAINTENANCE 7723 JANITORIAL SERVICE-GUARDHOUSE 7725 SECURITY SERVICES 7735 SECURITY-OTHER 7736 SPEED ENFORCEMENT 7740 GATES-MAINTENANCE TOTAL 7700 SECURITY

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1,452              1,452

2,200 2,200 2,200 2,100 2,100 2,100 207,000 207,000 212,869 5,869 5,869 20,530 23,000 20,000 (530) (3,000) 15,000 18,000 18,000 3,000 14,000 10,000 10,000 (4,000)         245,830           259,300          265,169             19,339                5,869


LANDINGS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, INC. 2017 FORECAST AND 2018 BUDGET 2017

DRAINAGE

2018

APPROVED BUDGET

Continued from the previous page

FORECAST

PROPOSED

VARIANCE

BUDGET

vs  2017 BUDGET

VARIANCE vs 2017 FCST

COMMUNICATIONS 7755 LANDINGS WEBSITE 7757 LANDINGS EAGLE NEWSLETTER 7759 COMMUNICATION/PRINTING TOTAL 7751 COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNITY EVENTS 7762 COMMUNITY EVENTS TOTAL 7761 COMMUNITY EVENTS ADMINISTRATION 7810 INSURANCE 7820 LEGAL/PROFESSIONAL 7825 ACCOUNTING SERVICES 7835 FEES, DUES, LICENSE 7840 INCOME TAX 7870 MANAGEMENT FEE 7880 OFFICE SUPPLIES, POSTAGE, ETC. 7882 DOCUMENT STORAGE 7890 BAD DEBT EXPENSE 7892 PROPERTY TAX 7895 MISCELLANEOUS TOTAL 7800 ADMINISTRATION C & D EXPENSES

7,700 16,000 16,000 8,300 8,392 8,392 8,392 4,200 4,200 4,200            20,292             28,592             28,592               8,300                         ‐ 2,500 2,500 5,300 2,800 2,800               2,500               2,500               5,300               2,800                2,800 12,320 4,000 1,900 62 250 41,604 1,504 996 4,000 14 4,000           70,650

12,320 1,000 5,500 62 250 41,604 1,504 1,000 14 11,000           74,254

12,594 274 274 3,000 (1,000) 2,000 5,500 3,600 62 250 41,604 1,504 792 (204) (208) 2,000 (2,000) 2,000 14 11,000 7,000          78,320               7,670               4,066

TOTAL 9000 C & D EXPENSE

9,023 8,578 9,039 16 461 4,133 4,271 4,365 233 94 190 440 189 (0) (251) 269 297 429 160 132 29 10 14 (15) 4 459 375 465 6 90 11,002 11,002 13,078 2,076 2,076 127 127 241 114 114 (66) (66) (66) 140 140 151 11 11 173 185 197 25 12          25,476            25,358           28,103               2,626               2,744

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE

       681,873

       687,114

OPERATING INCOME/(LOSS)

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           (1,757)                      ‐                     (4)               1,757

RESERVES - SCHEDULE B

94,284        776,157

94,284        781,398

182,173 87,888        885,277          109,120

2017

2018

9120 C & D GROUNDS MAINT CONTRACT 9130 C & D LANDSCAPING 9145 C & D IRRIGATION MAINTENANCE 9150 C & D ROAD REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE 9210 C & D LIGHTING REPAIRS & SUPPLIES 9220 C & D MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES 9390 C & D RESERVES 9520 C & D ELECTRIC 9600 C & D ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT 9750 C & D INSURANCE 9800 C & D ADMINISTRATION

RESERVES TOTAL EXPENSES AND RESERVES

UNIT ASSESSMENT SINGLE LOT OPERATION & MAINTENANCE SINGLE LOT RESERVES TOTAL

       703,104             21,231

$     935.00 $     959.00 $       24.00       134.00       260.00 $     126.00 $ 1,069.00 $ 1,219.00 $     150.00

           15,990

87,889         103,879

Committee chair, Michael Knupp reported remedial actions are being taken to address some major drainage and flooding issues that occurred in The Landings recently. Several issues are the result of swale maintenance and driveway blockage that prevent run off from reaching the central drainage system and must be addressed by individual property owners. As a reminder, and according to LMA rules and regulations, swale maintenance is the responsibility of individual property owners.

LAKES

Lakes chair, Michael Knupp reported all lakes survived hurricane Irma nicely. Lowering the level of Lake 3 was successful and it is returning to its pre-storm level. Very little algae has been reported in any of the lakes. Unfortunately, most of the water plants placed along some shorelines to help prevent erosion, have died.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

New Chairman, Neil Goldman reported minor tile damage caused by hurricane Irma to the guard house roof is being repaired, as well as minor damage at the South Gate. The committee continues to look into concerns about who is being allowed in The Landings.

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Committee chairman, Larry Lawrence briefed the Board about The Landings Shopping Center and Siesta Promenade. Landings Shopping Center: Lawrence reported the new breakfast and lunch restaurant, Station 400 is now open and is delightful. An opening date is not yet available for Apollonia Mediterranean Restaurant and DaRuMa Restaurant. Stone wrapped columns and walkway pavers are also going to be installed. Siesta Promenade: Lawrence reported he does not expect much action on this project until after the new year. He suggested The Board still needs to decide on how active they wish to be in the “citizen action” process. If you are a snowbird and would like to receive The Landings Eagle at your summer home, please call 941-349-0194. or email: www.islandvp@verizon.net The cost is $2.50 per month, per copy.

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Taking in the View

Long time Landings residents Beverly and Donald Leidel celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary from the best view in town - the 19th floor pool deck and bar at the new Westin Hotel. Their wedding celebrations have occurred throughout six countries. Bravo! Photo submitted by Katy Leidel

Annual Pet Blessing A large group gathered with their pets and animals at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key for the annual pet blessing recently. The blessing of pets and animals is often celebrated on October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, or on a Sunday near that date.

By Trebor Britt

St. Michael’s Pastor, Fr. Michael Cannon delivering the blessing

Participants gather around Pastor, Fr. Michael Cannon (center) before this year’s pet blessing at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church on Siesta Key

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Helping resolve issues at the gazebo Regular readers know that concerns have been raised over the past year about homeless people routinely making themselves at home — and piling up their belongings — in the Village gazebo. Sheriff’s Office personnel — especially Lt. Donny Kennard — have explained that officers treat every person in the same manner. Although members of the public have been intimidated by homeless individuals in the Village, no one can be arrested, Kennard has pointed out, unless a homeless person has committed a crime. However, since April, Sarasota County staff has been working in earnest on a new Quality of Life Ordinance that has been crafted to help resolve issues with homelessness, including sleeping in public places and storing personal items in public areas. In response to ongoing concerns about gazebo occupants, Lisa Cece, special district coordinator in the county’s Public Works Transportation Division, wrote an email to Siesta Key Village Maintenance Corp. representatives on Sept. 29 that provided the following information: “After requests for posting of signage at the Gazebo, I have worked with Facilities and Parks and Recreation staff to get approval to post the attached sign.” That sign lists 11 activities that are prohibited by Chapter 90 of the county’s Code of Ordinances. Among them are “Disruptive or unsafe behavior, including conduct which intentionally interferes with employees in the performance of their duties or intentionally interferes with the proper use of the County facility by others,” “Unauthorized leaving or storing of personal property,” “Selling or distributing any alcoholic beverage, except as allowed by a permit, at an approved event,” and “Use of insulting or fighting words which

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by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace.” Cece added in her email, “Once posted, the rules provide enforceability by law enforcement.” She noted that any derelict or abandoned property will be picked up and stored by county staff. “Anyone seeking to get their items returned may contact the Sarasota County Contact Center at 861-5000 for instructions and location.” Moreover, Cece pointed out, “Anyone remaining in the site more than a reasonable period of time (daytime) could receive a Trespass warning by the Sheriff, upon request by County staff. If there is an altercation, arrests can be made, or if refusal to leave and a Trespass violation is issued, the person will not be able to return to the site for a period of one year.” Village Maintenance Manager Michael Shay noted that the sign went up shortly after 5 p.m. on Oct. 3: “Sergeant Jason Mruczek and his Deputies were in the gazebo area on another matter, so I alerted him the sign is up, which adds enforceability of the posted rules.” Shay stressed that if a deputy issues a trespass notice against someone for violation of the conduct rules in the gazebo, that person will be banned from the gazebo for a year.

Captain Jim Klopfer’s Fishing Report Adventure Charters 941-371-1390 November offers Siesta Key anglers diverse opportunities. A wide variety of species are available this month, and multiple techniques will be successful. The key is adapting to the conditions; weather will become a factor at times. Water temperatures will be falling as it cools off and the days become shorter, and this will trigger fish to feed. Both Big Pass and New Pass will be productive spots to fish this month. Pompano will be targeted by many anglers, along with Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and ladyfish. Drifting with the tide and bouncing a jig off the bottom is a proven technique to catch pompano and other species. Yellow, white, and chartreuse pompano jigs work very well in deep, swift water. These jigs are small and compact, allowing them to sink quickly. These same jigs are effective in shallow water and on bars when cast out and retrieved back to the boat using short hops. Spoons and Rapala plugs are very effective when breaking fish are seen working in the passes.

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Pompano will also be taken on the deep grass flats, as will speckled trout, bluefish, mackerel, jack crevelle and other species. Soft plastics such as the Bass Assassin Sea Shad baits on a ¼ ounce jig head are extremely productive and a lot of fun to fish. A live shrimp either free lined or fished under a cork is the top choice for anglers who prefer live bait. Fish will begin moving south from the passes to the flats between Stickney Pt. and Blackburn Pt. and will be scattered over a large area. Successful anglers will fish quickly until the fish are located. Redfish schools will be thinning out in the shallow water, but there will still be plenty of fish in the pot holes, along mangrove shorelines, under docks, and around oyster bars. Rapala plugs, weedless gold spoons, and Bass Assassin Elite Shiners on a Pro Elite jig head are all excellent choices for probing the shallow flats. These same lures will also catch snook, along with speckled trout and jack crevelle. Snook will be

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migrating through these areas on their way to their winter haunts and will be feeding heavily. Points, bars, and docks with current are prime ambush spots for game fish. Large live shrimp are deadly when fished under docks, although it will not allow anglers to cover as much water. Night fishing under lighted docks and bridges will also produce a lot of snook this month. King mackerel, Spanish mackerel, false albacore, cobia, and sharks will bend rods and test drags in the inshore Gulf of Mexico, provided the severe fronts stay away. Point of Rocks on Siesta Key is a prime fall spot to either sight cast to breaking fish or troll plugs and spoons. Live bait will also produce, especially once fish are located. Live blue runners and threadfins slow trolled on a “stinger” rig will catch some very nice kings along with sharks. Drifting a live shrimp or small bait fish will catch plenty of Spanish and albies.


Improving Your Lawn’s Drought Tolerance... Article courtesy of gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu Drought tolerance is a measure of how well your grass will survive dry spells. There are some simple management practices that can help improve the drought tolerance of whatever turfgrass species you have on your home lawn.

Why Improve Drought Tolerance?

The primary objective of improving drought tolerance is to grow a good-quality lawn that will survive drought with little or no supplemental irrigation (watering by hose or sprinkler system). A lawn properly prepared to survive a drought will have a deep and extensive root system. These management practices will help train your grass’s roots to grow deep.

Irrigation

Less frequent, longer irrigations will help establish a deeper root system. Many homeowners rely on automatic sprinkler systems to apply small amounts of water several times weekly, regardless of rainfall. This is actually detrimental, because such a lawn’s roots will stay only in the top few inches of soil so they’re not able to get down to find water deeper in the soil during dry spells. To develop a deep root system, water your lawn only when 30 to 50 percent of it shows at least one of the three wilt signs. The three signs of wilt, or lawn thirst, are folding leaf blades, blue-gray color, and footprints remaining in grass. When you do water, apply 1/2–3/4 inches. For sandier soils, which do not hold water well, the 3/4-inch rate may be necessary. For heavier clay soils in North Florida and the panhandle, the 1/2inch rate may be sufficient. The idea is to get water to your grass’s roots without drowning your grass or creating run-off (excess water that your grass cannot absorb). Once you have watered your lawn, hold off watering again until a portion of it shows one or more of the wilt signs. Do not irrigate to the point of run-off, where the soil is no longer able to absorb water and it flows on top of the ground or pavement. This only wastes water and does nothing for your landscape.

Mowing

Always mow at the highest recommended height for your turf species. This increases leaf area, allowing for more photosynthesis, the process by which plants make carbohydrates that they store to help them survive stresses like drought. The higher the mowing height, the deeper and more extensive the root system will be. Never cut more than one third of the leaf blade at any one time. You may be able to reduce your mowing frequency since the grass will grow more slowly during drought. Be sure to keep your mower blades sharp. A sharp blade makes a cleaner cut that heals faster and stresses the grass less than one made with a dull blade.

Fertilization

Fertilization during drought should be reduced or postponed. Nitrogen fertilization encourages grass to put its energy into growing shoots rather than roots. This both prevents the grass from developing the deep root system it needs to survive and creates new grass blades that will suffer the effects of drought. If you choose to fertilize, look for a fertilizer with a primarily slow-release nitrogen and phophorus source that will not promote rapid growth. Look for a fertilizer with a high potassium level (the third number on the bag) as this can help to enhance drought tolerance. Be sure to irrigate your fertilizer in after application to avoid burn and get the product to the roots, where it will be taken up by the plant. You want to apply just a small amount of water (1/4 inch) to do this,

which would typically mean running an irrigation system for about fifteen minutes. Supplemental iron applications can also help keep turf green during drought without promoting new shoot growth. Iron can be safely applied during drought times. Soil testing is helpful in monitoring nutrient levels and soil pH, and not just during drought. Knowing your lawn’s nutrient requirements can help you choose the right fertility products and design the best possible fertilization regime. Contact your county Extension office for information on how to submit soil samples.

Pest Control

A healthy, vigorously growing turfgrass is the best defense against weeds and pests, so try to keep your lawn healthy by following homeowner best management practices. Pesticides application should always follow the label in order to avoid harming the plants, animals, or the environment. Especially in times of drought, it is best to spot-treat only those small areas that might be affected by a pest. The irrigation, mowing, and fertilization practices outlined above will reduce the need for pest control measures. If a pest problem is diagnosed, it should be promptly treated by following recommendations from your county Extension office. Spot-treating (treating individual areas by hand) is usually effective and is safer for drought-stressed grass than blanket treatment, or treating the entire lawn.

Alternatives to Turfgrass

Sometimes turf is planted where it cannot survive long term. Alternatives to turf should be considered in such cases. Mulched beds or groundcovers, such as trailing evergreen plants like Asiatic jasmine or ivy, may be more suitable. In any case, choose plants that are hardy and do not require supplemental irrigation. Consult your county Extension office for suggestions on groundcovers that grow best in your area. Sources Improving Drought Tolerance in Your Florida Lawn (EDIS LH027)

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2017 Landings Holiday Cheer for Kids

On Wednesday, November 9, a party will be held from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at the Landings Racquet Club to kick-off the 2017 program. Wine, cheese and beverages will be served and there will be musical entertainment provided by a Landings ensemble. We hope you will join us for the festivities and sign-up to adopt a family. Last year, people who were unable to adopt a family were very generous with donations. We look forward to you joining us on November 9.

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Happiness is… People Talking About You What? People talking about you? Yes, when it leads to another Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, we think it’s super. Thank you to all our customers who have taken the time to guide their fellow Trip Advisor members with their reviews and earn Abel’s Ice Cream their fourth straight Certificate of Excellence! Here’s just a sample of what people are saying: ~ Best Ice Cream in Sarasota Hands Down Best ice cream in Sarasota!! We have lived here for 5 years and we have finally found the best ice cream in town! Perfect cold temperature - doesn’t melt all over your hands like all of the other places in town! Owner and staff are super friendly!!! Great customer service is key and this place has it. (Captain Tony F) ~ Old fashioned shop with that little extra Nice little tables and cheery shop with LOTS of flavors, and even a couple no sugar added, plus some chocolates. Lots of people here in towels and swimsuits. The staff is really attentive and even

came around with a pitcher of filtered water (cuz being out at the beach all day can make you thirsty!). (Yessyhara, Sarasota, Florida) ~ Best ice cream in Sarasota and stellar service we love this place!!!! Abel’s has the best ice cream around! My wife and I come here as often as possible and the owner Jerry always takes excellent care of my wife and I and if he’s busy or not in his attentive employees are there to greet you with a smile and the best ice cream cone you have ever tasted. Whether you’re here for a weekend or were born and raised if you haven’t had Abel’s ice cream...you’re cutting yourself short! ITS DELICIOUS (Bryan A) As the snowbirds begin to arrive again, they bring with them cooler (slightly!) temperatures. To welcome them back, we’ll be featuring a couple of flavors that make us think of the change of seasons and the holidays. Carrot

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Model TNVR Program for Feral Cats

By Nancy Ferraro

This article appeared in an earlier issue of The Landings Eagle and is being rerun in conjunction with the presentation on November 7, 2017 at 4:00PM at the Landings Racquet Club. It’s nighttime in The Landings. You are out for a walk on Starling Drive or driving home from a dinner party. Suddenly, your headlights catch the phosphorescent gleam of an animal’s eyes. Is it a raccoon or a possum? Perhaps, but just as likely, you’re seeing one of The Landings’ feral cats – cats that belong to all of us and none of us. Once they spy you, they may give you a curious look, but then they scurry into the underbrush or slink around the corner of a building. They don’t want to meet you or hurt you. For several years, Patricia Decker, Landings South IV, and George Khuen-Kryk, Landings South VII, have tirelessly and compassionately maintained a program to manage the feral cat population in their neighborhood. Their efforts have gone a long way to keeping the numbers of these

cats contained, and as a bonus, keeping down our population of unwanted rodents.

What Exactly are Feral Cats?

Feral cats have never known human contact. A feral cat is typically born in the wild or outdoors with little to no human interaction. They can rarely be domesticated enough to become pets. They may tolerate some petting once they get used to the person who feeds their colony, but generally cannot be picked up and held. They are distinguished from stray cats which are pets that have been lost or abandoned and are used to people and touch. Unlike a cat who has been raised with humans, feral cats do not raise their tails in friendly hello, but usually carry their tails down and slightly hunch their backs. Humans who have

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abandoned and discarded their pets, leaving them to fend for themselves are the cause of the problem. Their abandoned cats multiply, and ultimately give birth to feral kittens. Most are ill-equipped to survive, and if they do, their lives aren’t easy without human caretakers. Females may become pregnant as young as 5 months of age and may have two to three litters a year. Within less than a year and a half, one cat can bear 36 kitties or more. Being pregnant so young and so often, and having and nursing kittens, is even more stressful on female cats who are struggling to survive. More than half of the kittens are likely to die without human intervention. Unneutered males roam and fight to

find mates and defend their territories. Feral cats are a nation-wide epidemic. It is estimated there are more than 69 million feral cats nation-wide. In Sarasota County alone it is estimated there are 60,000-80,000 feral cats. In The Landings you can see them around Heron, Pintail, Starling, the Carriage Houses, and the Tree Houses to mention a few.

Managing a Feral Cat Community

Managed feral cat colonies are a distinct advantage to their communities. First, they keep unneutered ferals from moving into the area. To move or displace managed colonies only opens the door for new feral cats to move in. And the

new ones that move in will be more of a nuisance since they are not neutered and will have fights as they seek to mate. Managed colonies keep away vermin. Uninformed opponents of managed colonies who argue that ferals are despoiling their walkways or patios simply show their ignorance of cat behavior since cats cover their waste in order to not attract predators. It’s a matter of survival. Droppings in open spaces are more likely to be from raccoons or possums. The humane approach to addressing community cat populations known as “TNVR” works. The acronym stands for (T)rap, (N)euter, (V)accinate and (R)eturn to the colony and this is the Continued on the next page


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approach used here by George and Patricia. Locally several organizations, including Cat Depot, Animal Rescue Coalition, and Buddy’s Feral Cat Program in conjunction with Ashton Animal Clinic provide advice, guidance, traps and free spay/neuter. Once a colony has been neutered it will no longer continue to multiply and will eventually die out, for feral cats have short lives compared to the indoor, domestic cat. (see Cat Depot website http://www. catdepot.org/rescue/maintain-a-colony.aspx.) Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return is a non-lethal strategy to reduce the number of feral cats and improve the quality of life for cats, birds, wildlife, and people. Eartipping is the universal sign of an altered feral cat. When the cat is sedated for the spay or neuter surgery, a quarter of an inch is removed from the tip of the left ear in a straight line cut. The procedure is swift and painless and healing is rapid. A tipped ear lets you easily recognize a feral cat that has already been neutered.

TNVR program, but given the scarce finances, it’s much better if local residents can do it. The ordinance uses the word “humane” throughout. It took time, patience and effort but George and Patricia finally did it. The cats in their colony keep out unneutered ferals that will have territorial fights. George continues to maintain the peaceful colony and is happy to share information about setting up a TNVR program in their area. If you would like to set up a TNVR program in your neighborhood please feel free to contact me or George. Or any of these resources:

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These cats have been “ear-tipped” or “notched”. This is a surgical alteration showing that a free living cat has been spayed/neutered. it’s part of “TNR”, which means “Trap”, “Neuter”, “Return”. These cats should never be re-trapped or brought to a shelter, unless sick. instead, they should be left in their neighborhood to provide cat population control. Studies have shown by just being there, they prevent other cats from moving into the area. And, because they have been fixed, they will never have litters of kittens.

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Storm Debris Collection More than 25,000 tons of debris has been deposited there already, he noted. The landfill is located at 4000 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis. Commissioner Michael Moran then told County Attorney Stephen DeMarsh that he thought the Office of the County Attorney did “a phenomenal job” on the contracts with the vendors for storm debris collection. Although he is not an attorney, Moran said, he thought “a first-year law student could read [the contracts] and see that the punitive language in there was very specific, and it was designed for specifically this exact situation that happened.” Moran was referring to the fact that when the county began working on storm debris collection, subcontractors hired by its vendors learned they could make more money — twice as much in some cases — by heading to South Florida instead of staying in Sarasota County. That has led to the delay in Sarasota County collections. “Do you need or want anything from us to, as aggressively as possible, collect on some of the punitive clauses in the contracts?” Moran asked DeMarsh. “I do not need anything from the commission today,” DeMarsh replied. “We are working with the administration to evaluate the best course to proceed.” If it appears a lawsuit will be necessary, he continued, he would seek the board’s approval of that step. As for the ongoing expense of the hurricane: In his Oct. 9 email, Collins wrote that the county had incurred expenses so far totaling $5.2 million.

The ‘after action’ review

County Administrator Harmer then brought up the “after action” review, noting that the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the

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Barancik Foundation are working with staff to schedule two facilitated sessions to review the county’s actions related to the hurricane and to suggest any modifications in procedures. The goal is to hire a “highly qualified professional” to lead those workshops, he pointed out. Additionally, staff plans to bring in at least three professional emergency managers from other Florida counties to conduct a peer review, Harmer noted. A formal report will be produced and “ultimately presented to the board for discussion, review and support,” he continued. “Are we paying somebody to facilitate this?” Commissioner Nancy Detert asked. The foundations offered to assist with the process, which will include the Sarasota County School District, Harmer replied. “A facilitator charges,” Detert said. The county has not budgeted for that, Harmer told her, though “there may be a cost.” He reiterated his statement that the foundations had offered to be “part of the process.” “We’re not paying for that service [of the facilitator]?” Detert asked again. That has not been finalized, Harmer replied. “There’s a charge for a facilitator,” Detert said. “We’re in the early stages,” Harmer told her. Then Emergency Services Director Collins pointed out that staff is “working through that process now,” including researching the expense of a facilitator. “I think you did a great job,” Detert said of staff’s response to the hurricane. “There’s two little blips,” she added, but “I don’t think we need to pay a facilitator. … I’m just not interested in

paying a consultant to tell us what we did right or wrong. If you all have the time and money, you’re on a different planet from me, quite frankly.” “I do think that the system needs to be audited,” Chair Paul Caragiulo responded. “Arguably, [the county’s assistance to the public in an emergency is] the most significant and important thing that we can do. It is the reason why you have government in the first place.” Considering the number of people involved and the fact that people suffered little damage, he added, he thought things “went very well.” Nonetheless, he said, “I absolutely want somebody from the outside to take a look at this.” Commissioner Maio said he thought Caragiulo’s “use of the word ‘audit’ is appropriate. … But, overall, we just did a phenomenal job.” An audit will provide guidance on the number of shelters it should use, shelter locations and the need for backup generators for special needs shelters, for example, for a future emergency, Maio pointed out. The participation of the foundations in the review “only further drives home the point of how important it is,” Caragiulo said. As for bringing in the emergency management professionals: Harmer explained that as the design of the Emergency Operations Center was underway a few years ago, staff brought in emergency managers from counties where such facilities recently had been built to ask them for their thoughts. The county paid for their lunches and possibly some of their travel expenses, he added. “That return on investment was tremendous. … We’re not looking to spend a lot of money in this review.” Detert told Harmer that the only problems with the county’s efforts

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City of Sarasota update

In his Oct. 6 newsletter, Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin reported that as of the middle of that week, “approximately 40% of the storm debris throughout the city limits has been picked up during the first collection cycle. Crews are working in all areas of the City now and we expect they will finish the initial pass for the entire City by October 20th,” he added. “Approximately 75% of the debris north of Fruitville Road has been collected, as contract and city Public Works crews continue to work from north to south,” he noted. “Additional crews are now in neighborhoods south of Fruitville Road and on the barrier islands. “So far, a total of 20,000 cubic yards has been picked up. We calculate the amount of debris created by Irma is almost the same amount of yard debris our crews would pick up over two years. It’s an enormous task made even more challenging with so many communities throughout the southeast seeking the same resources,” Barwin pointed out. “The Storm Debris Hotline is still active and will continue to take calls as long as necessary,” he wrote. The number for the hotline is 855-4284526.

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SEPTEMBER TRAFFIC REPORT

Compiled by: Capt. Jordan M. Joseph, Landings Security & Safety There were a total of 41 incidents reported for the month of September 2017. They are as follows:

• 12 Informational Reports 11 Reports of FPL lights not working. FPL advised. 1 Report of misuse of LRC equipment. LRC advised. • 12 Open Door Reports 11 Garage doors. 1 Vehicle door. • 10 Parking Violation Reports 9 Vehicles parked on roadways overnight. 1 Restricted (commercial) vehicle parked overnight. • 1 Patrol Request Responded to the South Gate in reference to a ‘loud thump’ heard. Unable to determine cause.

• 1 Property Damage Report Noted drop pin on South Gate bent. Maintenance advised. • 2 Reckless Driver Reports Both in excess of 8 mph over posted limit. • 3 Suspicious Incident Reports Subjects in car hanging out near Main Gate. Identified as waiting for resident at guest exit. Subject seen walking late night. Identified as a resident. Subjects in car taking photos. Fled the area when approached by resident.

Landings Residents’ Handbook & Directory By Dick Bayles

The 2017 edition of the Landings Handbook & Directory will be printed in early November and mailed to all owners at their billing address of record. New owners or residents since the last issue of The Landings Eagle: • Derek & Silke Cuff, 1432 Cedar Bay Ln, 727-642-6030, 727-642-6030, dcuff001@hotmail.com • Rose & Louis Goncalves. 1408 Cedar Bay Ln • Richard & Lori Tanner, 5408 Eagles Point Cir #203 Changed entries from the last issue: • Norris & Heather Carroll, 5440 Eagles Point Cir #104, 941-921-3508, 941 961 8224, 941-315-3347 • Carl & Diane Fiers, 5155 Flicker Field Cir, 941-928-2282, 941-928-4119, cwfiers@gmail.com • Alan & Nancy Friedberg, 1746 Landings Blvd, 941-217-6454, 603-759-1066, 603-759-0931, adf1209@comcast.net, nancy611@comcast.net • John & Sandra Kelley, 1688 Starling Dr, 941-330-7192, 941-928-4095, jekelley00@gmail.com • Tom Ross & Sherry Trout, 4832 Peregrine Point Cir W, 941-228-1368, 941-321-0208, tross@suburbanpropane.com, srqtrout@verizon.net • Sherill Sutton & Wayne Gerhart, 1734 Kestral Park Way S, 716-830-1585, 716-698-8254, 716-206-2580, sherry@sassydesigngroup.com, wgerhart@moldtechrubber.com Additions, changes or corrections should be directed to me in writing. Directory forms are available from me via e‑mail, at www.landingseagle.com and www.insidethelandings.com, 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 toll-free fax. Dick Bayles: 1729 Landings Way, Sarasota, FL 34231, Email: landings.directory@gmail.com Fax: (855) 631-3860

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2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 8662 0 9905 10239 9519 8662 0 9905 10239 9519 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 10258 14264 14398 14213 12395 9741 13479 13265 10496 11103 19999 27743 27663 24709 23498 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2065 3665 3990 3060 3397 1703 3261 3661 3463 3109 3768 6926 7651 6523 6506

* 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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The ATS Speed Sentry was posted at Main Gate / Landings Blvd (Eastbound) for the month of September 2017 with the following results:

Date 09/16/17 to 10/17/17

Location Main Gate / Landings Blvd (Eastbound)

Speed Limit Compliant 20 87.16%

Low Risk 9.43%

Med Risk High Risk 2.71% 0.70%

Approximately 1724.04 vehicles passed the speed sentry daily at this location. This data point when compared to the same time last year shows an overall decrease in compliance for the location, with the decrease in High Risk offenders offset by increases in the Low Risk and Medium Risk categories:

Date Location Speed Limit Compliant Low Risk Med Risk High Risk 09/16/17 to 10/17/17 Main Gate / Landings Blvd (Eastbound) 20 87.16% 9.43% 2.71% 0.70% 09/16/16 to 10/16/16 Main Gate / Landings Blvd (Eastbound) 20 89.81% 7.60% 1.18% 1.41% Deployment for the month of October 2017 will be at Peregrine Point Dr / Peregrine Point Ct (Westbound) by resident request. 941.349.0194 • www.islandvp.com ISLAND VISITOR PUBLISHING, LLC

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Aqua Exercise Bridge Chair Tai Chi Chair Yoga Duplicate Bridge Floor Yoga

Event LMA Board Mtg. LLG Mtg. Feral Cats Sponsored by LMA Trivia Challenge Kick-off Party for Holiday Cheer for Kids LHA LRC Koffee Klatsch Father/Son Championships Eagle Editorial Mtg. Landings Sosuth IV Board Mtg. Landings South VII Bayview Mtg. LRC Board Trivia Challenge HAPPY THANKSGIVING Carriage House I Judy & Tara Koffee Klatsch Carriage House I Tree House HOA EP I Singles Group Jewelry Party

Regularly Scheduled Items Tuesdays Mondays Thursdays Wednesdays & Fridays Fridays beginning Dec. 1 Fridays

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Landoliers Mah Jongg class Ping Pong Watercolor Painting Water Aerobics Yoga Zumba Gold

Time 4:30pm 3:30pm 4pm 4pm 7pm 5pm 10am 10am 6pm 9am 1pm 2pm 3pm 5pm 7pm 9am 9am 1:30pm 7pm 2pm 4pm 9am 10am 5:30pm

Event Holiday Dinner Dance LLG Mtg. Landings South I Board Mtg. EP I LMA Board Mtg. South III Annual Mtg. Landings Resident Art Show Landdings Resident Art Show Landoliers Party Koffee Klatsch South II Annual Mtg. Eagle Editorial Mtg. Bayview Mtg. South VI Annual Mtg. LHA Holiday Cheer for Kids Holiday Cheer for Kids LRC Board Trivia Challenge Landings South IV Board Mtg. Landings South VII Koffee Klatsch Carriage House I Tree House HOA

Tuesdays (2pm on Nov. 7th) Thursdays Mondays & Wednesdays Thursdays Thursdays Mondays & Wednesdays Tuesdays & Thursdays

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&

Judy Tara

Greene

Lamb

Your Landings

Resident Real Estate Team

CURRENTLY ACTIVE

5430 EAGLES POINT CIRCLE #201 • $629,000

Landings Real Estate Database Address

Price

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BA

½ BA

HOMES FOR SALE

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

1419 PEREGRINE PT DR

2,500,000

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1408 CEDAR BAY LANE

1,100,000

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1413 CEDAR BAY LANE

1,000,000

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1527 PEREGRINE PT DR

900,000

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1741 LANDINGS WAY

835,000

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5165 KESTRAL PARK LN

830,000

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5155 FLICKER FIELD CIR

675,000

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1696 PINE HARRIER CIR

660,000

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5161 FLICKER FIELD CIR

580,000

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1363 LANDINGS DR

490,000

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4967 KESTRAL PKWY N

395,000

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5259 HERON WAY

295,000

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5272 HERON WAY

295,000

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1610 STARLING DR

269,000

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4967 KESTRAL PARK WAY N • $395,000

1610 STARLING DR • $269,000 G

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

1380 LANDINGS PT

439,000

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5408 EAGLES PT CIR #102

399,000

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1474 LANDINGS CIR

595,000

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1423 LANDINGS PL

537,000

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1419 LANDINGS PL

440,000

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1740 LANDINGS BLVD

305,000

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300,000

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295,000

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5259 HERON WAY • $295,000 dy & Tara Ju ighborhoo ’s Ne

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Judy Tara 350-0451 266-4873

OPEN HOUSE Michael Saunders & Company

1380 LANDINGS POINT • $439,000

Watch for the “Judy and Tara’s Neighborhood” Open House Happy Thanksgiving Everyone signs on Sundays where “Just Looking” is always welcome.

We are thankful to live and work Your Landings Resident Realin Estate Team are proud advocates such a lovely community and supporters of Landings events including Sponsorship Judy and Tara of the USTA Father/Son Annual Tennis Real EstateTournament. is our Profession, Service is our Passion

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 November 2017

Based on information from Realtor.com, Sarasota Property Appraiser, and Sarasota Association of Realtors for the period ending Oct. 15, 2017. These properties listed and sold in the past 4 months by various MLS participating offices.

5100 Ocean Boulevard • Sarasota, FL 34242

Landings Eagle - November 2017  

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