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|What Could $250,000 Buy on Siesta Key?...
Amazing Life Chiropractic If enthusiasm can heal your body, Dr. Jennifer Norbits has it under control. This Chicago transplant had a practice in the Windy City for 10 years, then headed south to work with Dr. Roger Romano in Sarasota last February. Once she had moved to Siesta Key, she decided she never wanted to leave, so she is opening a chiropractic practice in Siesta Village next to Sun Trust. She says she is â€œputting her heart and soul into it.â€? Dr. Norbits is offering a one month introductory special: an examination, X-rays and a consultation for $20. Normally it is $350. The massage therapist in the practice will also work IRUDPLQXWHIRUWKHĂ€UVWGD\V'UV1RUELWV and Romano, whom she will still work with SDUWWLPH DW WKH &DWWOHPDQ 5RDG RIĂ€FH DOVR offer a food line called Beyond Organics which is delivered to your home, and she teaches a free 15-minute Saturday morning class called Max Fit Surge will be open to all at 10 a.m. each week. If all that isnâ€™t enough to keep Dr. Norbits busy, she also works at no cost with student athletes and coaches during any sport season. This was a specialty of hers in Chicago and she continues to work with a pro basketball player and other professional athletes during her semiweekly weekend trips back to the Windy City. In her work with women and families Dr, Norbits says she can help with anything from lower back pain to allergies and headaches. Nutritional counseling is an important part of her treatments to work toward an all-over healthy body and attitude. Dr. Jennifer Norbits, chiropractor, 5039 Ocean Blvd., 941-312-6267. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 9-10:30 a.m.
9042 MIDNIGHT PASS RD # 1B, SARASOTA Surrounded by Saltwater & Sunsets, this 2BR/2BA is a bit of old Florida nestled in the embrace of Turtle Inlet and the Intracoastal Waterway. Dock your boat or waverunner just steps from your oversized lanai & take in the splendor of sensual sunset views of the Gulf of Mexico. This 1,183 square foot, under air unit is truly a Marinerâ€™s delight; light & bright, in excellent condition, furnished, and offers an open plan, perfect for entertaining. Complete with a 1 car garage and outside storage closet, there is plenty of room for water toys galore. No minimum lease restrictions & your 2 large pets are always welcome. Dining options are steps away at Opheliaâ€™s on the Bay, Turtles Restaurant, and Turtleâ€™s Pub. Boat Rental & water toys are available at Turtle Beach Marina just across the street. This condo is priced at $289,000.
1215 S PORTOFINO DR # 308, SARASOTA Immaculate, spacious and sparkling bright 2 bedroom, 2 bath end unit condo with extra sq.footage and wonderful water views. This well appointed condo is a â€œmust seeâ€?, it has beach access clubhouse, exercise room, on site management, heated pool/spa, and maintenance. The large lanai overlooks harbor basin with a peek at the gulf. Everything here
was lovingly cared for by owners and is in excellent condition for new people to enjoy. Condo Association has new elevators, new carports and landscaping. Harbor has recently been dredged and has new boardwalks all around. Onsite management and maintenance and rental. Beach access is steps away, boat slips and exercise facility, active fun community. This condo is priced at $249,900.
|Meet Realtors Harvey & Ethel Lovelace as they share their island beginnings... â€œThe decision was made when I was standing in my high heels, in the dark, showing a house during an ice storm and the buyer asked me to show, by Ă DVKOLJKWWKHFRQGLWLRQRIWKHURRI7KDWZDVLWÂŤ ,ZHQWKRPHDQGVDLGOHWÂˇVPRYHWR)ORULGD,ZLOO QHYHUGRDQRWKHUZLQWHULQ0LFKLJDQÂľ So began the career of Harvey and Ethel Lovelace, working as a team in real estate on Siesta Key. That was back in 1993, when they were further encouraged by one of Ethelâ€™s real estate brokers telling them that there was a new phenomenon in real estate where husbands and wives worked together as teams selling real estate. They decided to check it out and agreed to visit the east coast of Florida, but once there they decided against settling in that area. Undeterred, they opted to drive across Hwy 72
that night and unknowingly drove straight on to Siesta Key. They spent the night, walked the beach in the morning and fell in love with their surroundings. Without hesitation they sold their house in Michigan, moved to Sarasota and found a place to live and work all within thirty days. As Harvey and Ethel continue to point out to their customers, â€œIf you live in a great location of beauty and entertainment, you will live a happy life.â€? Their family and friends couldnâ€™t agree more. They love to come to Siesta Key and Sarasota to spend time together. They consider it the best of all worlds offering the arts, ZLOGOLIHQDWXUHWUDLOVEHDFKHVERDWLQJĂ€VKLQJ JROĂ€QJDQGUHVWDXUDQWVZLWKPXFKRILWEHLQJ free to the public. Continued on page 18
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Looking back over the past year, we feel weâ€™ve achieved a whole â€œlotta stuffâ€?. At the time, the economy was uncertain at best; the real estate market had been plunging faster than a falling knife, many folks were paralyzed from fear as they watched their retirement funds being decimated and the only thing climbing at a steady pace was the jobless rate. We didnâ€™t know whether the economy was on the mend or if more pain was yet to come. With all those factors working against us it seemed imprudent to purchase any type of business, let alone one that many felt was on the decline. But my husband, never one to shy away from a challenge, saw it as an opportunity and zeroed in on a niche product that would, with some tweaking, be able to weather the storm. Now, with over a year under our belt, weâ€™re certainly not out of the woods yet and we still have lots of work ahead of us. We feel blessed that many businesses have supported our efforts in the quarterly updates to the paper and provided suggestions. Itâ€™s never easy getting a consensus on anything, so we gratefully accepted all ideas and comments and incorporated some of the valuable feedback to improve our product. As a result of our many months of collaboration, weâ€™re starting off, 2012, with a new section. Our original Siesta Keyâ€™s Island Visitor will continue providing visitors with information about the businesses on and around the island and, as of January, it will be supplemented with a new section, Island Visitorâ€™s Siesta Sand, which will be printed on a monthly basis and will provide both locals and visitors with more of the island
happenings along with a few other additions. With Siesta Key coveting the spot for the nationâ€™s #1 beach in 2011, it seemed appropriate to name this section of our publication after the â€œstuffâ€? that makes Siesta Key special. After all, it is all about the sand, isnâ€™t it? As for what our outlook is on the economy today for businesses? Well, itâ€™s hard to know from week to week what the bureaucrats in Washington are doing to get us back on track. What we have seen are some of the lowest home prices since 2000 coupled with historically low interest rates. In our mind, that makes for some serious bargain hunting. So, weâ€™re dedicating our front page to real estate. Have a look at the section on what $250,000 can buy on Siesta Key. <RXPD\Ă€QGWKDWRZQLQJDSLHFHRISDUDGLVH is closer to reality than you think. :KHWKHULWÂˇV\RXUĂ€UVWWLPHWR7KH.H\ frequent visitor or island resident, we hope you enjoy our new section. Please be sure to support our local businesses.
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|Dolphins putting on free watery shows nearshore By Paul Roat... Cetaceans are moving around both near and far, providing a wonderful chance for us land-based mammals to get an up-close-andpersonal view of our water-based brethren. In the Sarasota Bay area, dolphins are drifting from the bays to passes and the nearshore Gulf of Mexico in search of food. Bull sharks, a predator of young dolphins, move away from the coast during winter months, allowing the Gulf and inlets to be relatively safe for young dolphins. Go to any beach or pass near Siesta Key to catch the free dolphin show this time of year.
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dolphins to be able to survive and thrive, we improve our ability to evaluate how expanding human activities in coastal ecosystems may impact their lives, and what approaches may be most effective for keeping them and their populations healthy, while at the same time allowing humans to use and enjoy coastal waters.â€? One of the greatest threats to dolphins and humans is red tide. The 2005 severe outbreak of Karenia brevis, a micro-plant that at times blooms and releases a toxin, proved irritating to humans and deadly to dolphins. Red tide is indirectly deadly to dolphins, Wells and his research team discovered. Â´/RFDO GROSKLQV GLG not die directly from the toxin during the 2005 severe red tide,â€? Wells has said.
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|Mark and Barbie Edwards
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Created Gems in Gold and Silver has become the jewel of Siesta Key Village and the favorite store among tourists and locals. Owner, Mark Edwards, has been a custom design jeweler for thirty years and has certainly made a succes of Created Gems since itâ€™s opening in 2001 and his second store on St. Armands, Created Gems Two. (GZDUGVRULJLQDOO\IURP:HVW%ORRPĂ€HOG Michigan, comes from a long line of jewelers, VSHFLĂ€FDOO\WKLUGJHQHUDWLRQFXVWRPMHZHOHUV Markâ€™s grandfather had one of the first jewelry stores in downtown Detroit, where his father soon followed in those footsteps. Edwards, himself, owned and operated his own jewelry store for 20 years in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In 1995, Mark and his wife, Barbie, sold the store, moved to Arizona, where Mark thought he was taking early retirement. He did so, for awhile, as he watched Barbie become talk show host of the Valley, as well as editor of the local newspaper, as she had done in Michigan for so many years. In the interim, Edwards was working with a lab to create a new type of
affordable man made diamond gemstone. Within a couple of years, the Spektralyte diamond became a trademarked and patented UHDOLW\ 'HDOLQJ ZLWK Ă€QH GLDPRQGV 0DUN wanted to create a way to match high style with affordability. Spektralyte diamonds DUHGĂ DZOHVVODEFUHDWHGJHPVWRQHVZLWKDOO WKHSHUPDQHQWVSHFLĂ€FDWLRQVRIDĂ€QHTXDOLW\ diamond, matching itâ€™s cut, clarity and faceting. Unlike temporary cubic zirconia, Spektralyte diamonds have lifetime guarantees. At Created Gems there are hundreds of designs in rings, bracelets, earrings, slides, all LQNWRUSODWLQXPĂ€QLVKHGVWHUOLQJVLOYHUDOO gorgeous and all discounted . Stop in and visit Mark and Barbie. Barbie is also an accomplished singer and is often heard at local venues and loves to entertain customers in their stores. The Edwards are super friendly and have donated jewelry pieces for many local church, school DVZHOODVFDQFHUUHVHDUFKEHQHĂ€WV)HDWXUHG in TV, radio and print, Created Gems in Gold and Silver has become the only store known for itâ€™s â€œ Big Bling for Little Ching!â€?
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|Rehabilitated Turtles Released... Two loggerhead turtles have been released back into the Gulf of Mexico thanks to the medical care provided by Mote Marine Laboratory. Felicity, a sub-adult loggerhead, was named after the 2-year-old daughter of Nicholas Ridgway, a law enforcement officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission who worked with Moteâ€™s Stranding Investigations Program to UHVFXHWKHWXUWOH+HIRXQGWKHWXUWOHĂ RDWLQJ
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|Muscle Ranked #1 By Research Center on Aging! In perhaps the most important research ever done on human vitality, Doctors at Tuftâ€™s Universities USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging ranked their top 10 most important factors (called Biomarkers) in altering vitality. Number one at the top of their vitality list is muscle mass! They feel so strongly about the importance of muscle and subsequent health consequences of losing muscle they coined a term for the condition called â€œsarcopeniaâ€?. Sarcopenia is a Greek term, Â´VDUFRÂľ PHDQLQJ Ă HVK PXVFOH DQG â€œpeniaâ€? meaning reduction. Their research concluded that after age 30 the average person loses 7 lbs of muscle and gains 10 lbs of body fat per decade. Furthermore their research concludes that the loss of muscle is what causes the body to gain fat. Hereâ€™s how it works; as people exit their
makes people susceptible to catastrophic health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Cleary the main point of the Tuftâ€™s Docâ€™s book â€œBiomarkersâ€? is to encourage everyone to understand that this fat gain caused by loss of muscle is something we all have the ability to alter, AT ANY AGE! They state that â€œthe loss of muscle in the body is absolutely reversible and largely preventableâ€?. They proved this claim by putting their 60-72 year old subjects through a supervised weight training program for three months, and found that muscle strength of ALL subjects increased by a minimum of 200% and muscle mass increased by a minimum of 10%. Now, personally speaking, having been in this profession for 30 yearsâ€Ś I can tell you with 100% certainty that these Docâ€™s have hit
The Average Person Loses 7 lbs of Muscle, and Gains 10 lbs of Body Fat per decade!
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20â€™s their focus shifts to career and family and they begin to live a more sedentary and less physically active lifestyle. This inactivity in turn causes a loss of valuable muscle tissue. What most people donâ€™t know is that muscle tissue is the single largest contributing factor in determining the speed of your metabolism, so as you lose muscle, your metabolism slows! As your metabolism slows you gain body fat. In turn it is this gain of body fat that
the nail on the head, preventing sarcopenia IS within your control, and regular weight training MUST be the cornerstone of your Ă€WQHVV SURJUDP , FDQ DOVR WHOO \RX IURP experience that the great news is that you can reverse and prevent the loss of muscle in just two 30-45 minute weight training sessions PER WEEK! For help or more information stop by The Siesta Key Fitness Center, where we specialize in getting you started!
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Events Around the Island Whatâ€™s happeningâ€Ś on the beach: Free Yoga On Siesta Key Beach 9:00 - 10:00 am Monday-Wed.-Fri.-Sat. Description: Hatha yoga classes with Avananda. Beginners welcome. Bring your own towel, mat, and water. Donations taken. Call 941-320-6693 to register. Location: Siesta Public Beach NIA On Siesta Key Beach Tues. 9:00 a.m., next to yellow lifeguard chair. Nia (pronounced nee-ahh) is a bodyPLQGVSLULW Ă€WQHVV SURJUDP IRU DQ\RQH UHJDUGOHVV RI Ă€WQHVV OHYHO RU DJH Practiced barefoot to music, Nia combines martial arts, healing arts (yoga) and dance to create a workout that delivers cardiovascular, whole-body conditioning that is fun. Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely. Bring water for hydration and a towel/sheet for stretches. Joy Donation: $10. For more information, contact Kathy Oravec at 843-860-6661 Sat., 1/28/12 Fundraiser/Awareness Walk UNIFEM - Walk to end violence begins at 8 a.m. by the Siesta Beach Shelter. Contact Susan Burde at email@example.com or call 941-383-1363 for more information on the walk. Weds., 2/1/12; 2/8/12; 2/15/12; 2/29/12 Senior Beach Walks 8a.m. â€“ 10a.m. Exercise on the beach $1. A one-time registration is done at the Siesta main pavilion the time you participate in the Ă€UVW ZDON )RU DGGLWLRQDO LQIRUPDWLRQ RU questions, contact Jonathan Poyner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-915-1184
around the island: Sat. 1-21-2012 &%ÂˇV6DOWZDWHU2XWĂ€WWHUÂˇV Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing School &%ÂˇV 6DOWZDWHU 2XWĂ€WWHUÂˇV 6WLFNQH\ Point Rd., on Siesta Key will hold Orvis(QGRUVHGĂ \Ă€VKLQJVFKRROV7KHVFKRROV ZLOO FRYHU Ă \ FDVWLQJ EDVLFV OLQH FRQWURO shooting line and the roll cast with Orvis(QGRUVHG 2XWĂ€WWHU JXLGHV &DSW 5LFN Grassett and Capt. Ed Hurst. Cost for the school, which will run from 9am to 3pm, is $150 per person and includes the use of SUHPLXP2UYLVĂ \WDFNOHDWH[WERRNDQG OXQFK&RQWDFW&%ÂˇV6DOWZDWHU2XWĂ€WWHUVDW (941) 349-4400 to make reservations Sat., 2-4-12 & Sun. 2-5-12 18th Annual Siesta Key Craft Fair Ocean Blvd. and Beach Road Arts and crafts, music and great food PDNH WKLV WZRGD\ FHOHEUDWLRQ WKH Ă€UVW popular event of the year.
and beyond: Fri., 1-20-12 Towles Court Artist Community 1938 Adams Lane, located three blocks south of Main Street between Washington Blvd. and Osprey Ave. Every 3rd Friday of the month. 6 p.m. â€“ 10 p.m. Free music, events, and refreshments 1/1/2012 â€“ 2/29/2012 Mote Aquarium 1600 Ken Thomson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-388-4441 Mote Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays. 1-1-12 thru 4-14-12 9:00AM - 1:00PM Repeats daily until Sat., Apr. 14 2012 . Volunteer Bird Naturalists at Myakka River State Park These birding volunteers share their VSRWWLQJVFRSHVĂ€HOGJXLGHVSKRWRERRNV DQG H[SHUWLVH ZLWK YLVLWRUV ZKR Ă RFN WR the Parkâ€™s Birdwalk. Myakkariver.org 1-5-2012 New Yearâ€™s Art at The Spring Warm Mineral Springs Resort 12200 San Servando Ave.North Port, FL 34287 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission, free parking and fun for the whole family. 1-6-12 thru 1-8-12 14th Annual Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival Main Street/Downtown Sarasota 11:00 am until 6 pm - Free Admission Lots of Vendors on Display, Demos, Great Food Bike Parking - Main Street (Between Orange Ave. & Gulf Stream Ave.) Lemon Ave. (Between First Street and Main St.) Live entertainment. Festival Info: www.thunderbythebay.org or 941371-8820 ex 1800 1-8-2012 Snowbirds Arts at The Spring Warm Mineral Springs Resort 12200 San Servando Ave.North Port, FL 34287 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission, free parking and fun for the whole family. Sat. 1-28-2012 & Sun. 1-29-2012 10th Annual St. Armands Winter Art Festival 10:00am - 5:30pm. Over 175 artists and craftsman display their original work. Sat. 2-4-12 Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival 9 a.m. â€“ 5 p.m. Sarasota County Fairgrounds. 3000 Ringling Blvd. Cost: $10., in advance, $12; at the gate. www.sarasotahighlandgames.com
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|Portrait Art and More By Bob Stein... S Shawn McLoughlin is a Siesta Key visual artist that has been painting local portraits, beachscapes and murals for nearly 30 years. I sat with him lo rrecently to ask about his beginnings, what he’s currently doing and what eexcites him about the future.
Q: What kept you here after graduating from the Ringling College of Art and Design in 1975? A: Many factors. I married during my senior year and within a few years we had two sons. During that time, I was gaining experience in advertising and design and we never considered moving. Q: At what point did you start your painting career? A: I began working as a catalog designer and technical illustrator for Sun Hydraulics in 1982. For my wife’s Christmas, I drew illustrations of my young sons. The engineers that worked around me started having me paint their children from their photos. Within months, I left to pursue a career in portrait painting. Q: Were you able to make a living? A: In the beginning years, I did lots of portraits from photos given to me by customers. Within a few years, I was traveling to other states, painting portraits of prominent families as well as building a solid reputation in Sarasota and receiving many notable local commissions. Q: Did that continue? A: Yes. In 1996, I narrowed my commissioned portraits to children, caught in candid play on the beach. I opened a small watercolor gallery in Captain Curt’s Plaza. I loved those years and had lots of fun. I also offered very affordable art prints of beachscapes and paintings of beach resorts. Q: It sounds like an artist’s dream. A: It really was a wonderful life. In 2001, after nearly 17 years of portrait painting, I wanted to sell real estate on Siesta Key. It was great for many years but then came to an end. The real estate market was in turmoil. I decided to go back into painting, after a seven year hiatus. In 2008, I reopened a new gallery in Captain Curt’s Plaza.
Q: How did that go? A: Very well. I began experimenting with digital art using the computer with SKRWRJUDSK\ , SXUFKDVHG P\ ÀUVW ODUJH format printer at that time. I realized there wasn’t enough room in the gallery, so after 18 months I chose to work at home, in my large, well-equipped studio. Q: And how is that going? oA: I am very excited to now offer PhotoArt Portraits that have the look and feel of a d traditionally painted portrait. I have combined my painting abilities with my photographicc skills to create beautiful and affordable portraits that will last for generations. , DOVR RIIHU ÀQH TXDOLW\ DUW SULQWV RI P\ most popular paintings on lightweight foam board panels in standard sizes. Q: How much do they cost? A: My Photo-Art Portraits begin at $200 for a 16” x 20” canvas, and 8 x 10 art prints, ready to display or hang, are only $12.99.
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more? Q: Do you still paint in watercolor or oil anymore? milies A: Yes, I paint portraits of individuals and families by commission. I also paint for gallery shows and exhibitions. 4+RZFDQSHRSOHÀQG\RXDQGYLHZ\RXUZRUN" A: People can contact me and view my work online at www.SiestaShawn.com. My art prints are available at a few local retail stores. Beach Bazaar, in the Siesta Key Village, has a display that holds nearly 50 different art prints. Crescent Beach Grocery, near the Stickney Point Bridge, also carries a wide selection of my best prints, as does Captain Curt’s gift shop.
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By Terri Schlichenmeyer
â€œEmily and Einsteinâ€? by Linda Francis Lee
ÂŠ2011, St. Martinâ€™s Press $24.99 / $28.99 Canada 356 pages Your dog canâ€™t talk. But you know exactly what he wants. One woof means â€œout.â€? A different grumble means he wants a treat. A certain look means â€œscratch my belly.â€? Sure, he may not carry on a conversation with you, but he communicates just the same and he gets you to do his bidding. One of you is very well-trained. Because of that, despite what scientists say, itâ€™s hard not to attribute human qualities to animals that share your home. But youâ€™ll never look at your dog again in the same way, once youâ€™ve read â€œEmily and Einsteinâ€?, the new novel by Linda Francis Lee. Alexander â€œSandyâ€? Portman was going to ask his wife for a divorce. :KHQKHĂ€UVWODLGH\HVRQ V RQ Emily, he knew he had d to have her â€“ and since Sandy ndy got everything he wanted, ted, it was only a matter of time ime before he cajoled Emily into nto his arms, daring her to love ove him. She couldnâ€™t resist. Alas, that was two years ars ago and now it just wasnâ€™t nâ€™t working for Sandy. Divorce rce would break Emilyâ€™s heart. rt. Oddly, he didnâ€™t care. But that was all before re he died. It was all before re he begged the old man an in feathers for a second d chance. Before the old d man, cruel jokester that at he was, gave Sandy a new w body he wasnâ€™t happy y havingâ€Ś Saving the scruffy, wiree haired little mutt was alll that was important to o Emily in the days after Sandyâ€™s accident. Not her shaky job at Caldecote Press, not her wild younger sister, not the fact that Sandyâ€™s mother was being a harridan, nothing else distracted her like taking care of the dog she named Einstein. She had spent money she didnâ€™t have on saving the pooch and d though she initially had no intention of adopting opting him, him she was ultimately glad she did. He was a curmudgeonly little guy, kind RI VWDQGRIĂ€VK EXW KH VXUHO\ OLYHG XS WR KLV name! Einstein was so smart. He seemed to know everything about Emily and he acted as if heâ€™d lived in her Dakota apartment all his life. Strangest of all, he reminded her so much of Sandyâ€Ś
Who really resides within the fur of the fourlegged one at your feet? Youâ€™ll think of plenty RISRVVLELOLWLHVWRSRQGHUZKHQ\RXÂˇUHĂ€QLVKHG reading this adorably smart book. â€œEmily and Einsteinâ€? is one of those novels that captures your imagination and takes it for a ride. I really enjoyed the way author Linda Francis Lee leads her readers with observations through the eyes of a small, fuzzy, accidentallyquadrupedal man, and the way she envisions his spiritual life is just perfect. Lee was so good at creating Einstein, in fact, that you shouldnâ€™t be surprised if your mind is drawn to your own pet and his human-like characteristics: what, exactly, is going on behind those liquid â€œPet Meâ€? eyes? y
More fun than a squeaky ball, tastier than a EDFRQĂ DYRUHGERQHÂ´(PLO\DQG(LQVWHLQÂľZLOO charm you quick. If youâ€™re looking for something cute to read, this is the book you want.
Beach Reads Bio: The Bookworm is Terri Schlichenmeyer. Terri has been reading since she was 3 years old and she never goes anywhere without a book. She lives on a hill in Wisconsin with two dogs and 12,000 books.
Sarasota History Author: Mark D. Smith, former County Archivist Courtesy of the Sarasota County History Center. As Sarasota County begins the New Year, a look back 57 years provides an interesting peek into the daily routines of the county and its residents. Some issues sound very familiar today; others show the march of progress. Still others sound a little strange, but made the news of the day in January, 1955. The month started with an unusual occurrence in the Gulf of Mexico. An investigation began into a report of blasting being done by three unknown men about 3/4 of mile of Midnight Pass on New Yearâ€™s Day. The underwater dynamiting was believed to be part of a reported resumption of exploration for oil off the coast of Florida. Captain Willis McCormack, of the Midnight Pass Fishing Camp, reported having been approached by three men requesting to rent his boat. He refused when he learned they wanted to drop dynamite charges. Another news item was a battle involving Main Street in downtown Sarasota. The City passed a resolution stating that the Memorial Oaks, planted along Main Street as a memorial to Sarasotaâ€™s WWI veterans, had to go as Main Street was developing into a major shopping center. Within a few days several residents began a campaign to save the trees. A committee was formed that included noted architect William Zimmerman. In the January 10, 1955 issue of The News, Zimmerman complained that the board was doing no real planning but spending its time â€œlooking at plats, streets widths and turnarounds.â€? Zimmerman asserted, â€œWe should do some real planning for the city.â€? Calling attention to fast-moving developments in the city, Zimmerman said, â€œthere is the question of trees. Are we going to have trees in our business district as do the beautiful cities of South America and Europe or are we going to let an asphalt jungle develop here?â€? Although these discussions would continue, the winter season was beginning in Sarasota County and other stories were developing. Residents and visitors looked forward to the opening of the Sarasota County Fair on January 17, 1955. Forty thousand people were expected to attend the fair during its six-day run. Also, the Second Annual Venice Community Fair, sponsored by the Lionâ€™s Club, was held at Washburne Field in Venice later that same month. Two of Sarasotaâ€™s premier hotels announced their season openings. The John Ringling Hotel announced that it would open for its 18th season, and its manager, John J. Carr, invited the public to meet the staff and view the newly decorated dining rooms. The Mira Mar Hotel announced the opening of the Castillian Room for the season as part of the hotelâ€™s â€œNew Look.â€?
On the business front, Sarasota Springs Subdivision, located off Bee Ridge Road, opened with homes starting at $6,995 with lots selling for $695 or $10 a month. Sarasota Federal Bank announced that they would pay 3 percent on new savings accounts, and property values rose 10 percent in the county in 1954. The Sarasota-Bradenton Airport reported a QHW SURĂ€W RI IRU WKH \HDU DQG 0DDV
Mira Mar Hotel - Circa, 1950
Brothers Department Store signed a 99-year lease for the property on the corner of Main Street and U.S. 301. Fifty-seven years later, Sarasota County has changed. But in some ways, it has stayed the same.
Places of Worship Siesta Key Presbyterian Chapel (See Siesta Key street map for location)
4615 Gleason Ave., Siesta Key 941.349.1166
St. Michael Catholic Church (See Siesta Key street map for location)
5394 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key | 941.349.4174
St. Boniface Episcopal Church (See Siesta Key street map for location)
5615 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key 941.349.5656
Floating Chapel on the Bay
Americaâ€™s Only Floating Chapel
Home Port: Ramada Waterfront Inn, 7040 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34243 941.379.7327
Temple Sinai, a Reform Congregation (The closest Jewish congregation to the key for visitors)
4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota 941.924.1802 templesinai-sarasota.org
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|Colors of Siesta Key...
By Cheryl Gaddie
The eclectic styles and array of colors for our private residences and various condominiums contribute to Siesta Keyâ€™s charming appeal. One of the first areas we evaluate when wanting to give our home, neighborhood or condominium a new look is freshening up with paint. Although there are only a few codes or rules that monitor color choices on private homes, should personal preference be your only consideration?
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The only need to refresh the exterior of this Siesta Key home was to accentuate the details with a complimentary trim. It is always important to have the exact hue and saturation. Architecture is a beautiful element of design. There are times when architecture needs nothing PRUHWKDQWKHEULOOLDQFHRIVXQOLJKWRUWKHUHĂ HFWLRQRIFRORUIURPWKHQDWXUDOVXUURXQGLQJV However, using a variety of colors can make your home more attractive when there are restrictions on architectural detail. It can be the difference in making a house look like a box or a well-planned architectural structure. Before you enhance your home with color, take all aspects of architecture and design into consideration. If you choose not to consult with a professional, it is simple to access information online. There is a plethora of websites with good advice available.
Home owners use different approaches when choosing colors for the exteriors of their homes. Mr. Hani Rihan chose to paint his home after purchasing it in 2004. He went to the selections Three key points to remember: of Lowes Color Palettes and chose a suggested combination that he felt enhanced his home, landscaping and surrounding Â‡ )RFXVRQDFRPELQDWLRQRIFRORUVWKDWHQKDQFH\RXUDUFKLWHFWXUH QHLJKERUKRRGÂ´,WKRXJKWLWZDVJRLQJWREHXJO\ÂľZDV0U5LKDQÂˇVĂ€UVWFRPPHQWZKHQKH Â‡ /LJKWFRORUVDGGVL]HGDUNFRORUVFUHDWHGUDPD began painting. However after his completion, he appreciates the enhancement the colors have Â‡ %RUURZIURPWKHQDWXUHWKDWFUHDWHGRQHRIWKHPRVWEHDXWLIXOSODFHVLQWKHZRUOG made in identifying the different architectural features. The controversy will always be personal preference of you and your neighbor when painting Cheryl Gaddie, owner of C.G. Designs exteriors. Interior colors are your own personal space; neighborhoods are shared. So often we 5125 Ocean Blvd., in the village | 941-346-7415 | www.cherylgaddiedesigns.net believe neutral is best, that it is risk free. However the beauty of color is appreciated by all. Well, except for the neighbor who doesnâ€™t like color.
|Harvey & Ethel Lovelace...
Often the color choice has a reason. This home in Siesta Isles was painted in 2009 when the owner decided to put it up for sale. With the challenges of sales in our real estate market the past few years, strong curb appeal is essential to attract the drive-by potential customer. During
Continued from the cover story â€œWe are a year-round community unlike many other areas,â€? states Ethel. â€œPeople choose to live here even when they are able to reside any place in the world and with Siesta Key Beach receiving the #1 beach designation for 2011, it only helps to add to the allure.â€? And yet, the Lovelaceâ€™s consider the attitude of the community to be Sarasotaâ€™s best attribute. â€œAs a whole, the community embraces all economic and social lifestyles and there is something for everybody here. Just take a look at the real estate market at current levels. You may still be able to pick up a little island get-away for around $250,000.â€? Looking back Harvey and Ethel feel they chose wisely, 18 years ago, when they abruptly uprooted their lives in the Midwest to move to Siesta Key. They picked the Michael Saunders &RPSDQ\6LHVWD.H\RIĂ€FHDQGKDYHEXLOWWKHLU business from that location since, believing Siesta Key is the ultimate destination and they tell anyone who will listen, â€œThis is Paradiseâ€?! Look no furtherâ€Ś
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|What Could $250,000 Buy on Siesta Key?...
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4822 OCEAN BLVD # 9E, SARASOTA 6RSKLVWLFDWLRQRQWKH*XOI$WUXHHVFDSHZLWK 9,(:6RIWKH*XOI%LJ3DVVDQG'RZQWRZQ 6DUDVRWD *25*(286 UHQRYDWLRQ ZLWK QHZ FDELQHWVJUDQLWHFRXQWHUWRSVWLOHĂ RRUVDQG VWXQQLQJ WLOH EDFNVSODVK D WUXH 5HWUHDW DW WKH *XOI 6LW RQ \RXU EDOFRQ\ DQG IHHO WKH EUHH]H ZKLOH ZDWFKLQJ WKH SDUDGH RI ERDWV VDLOWKHEOXHJUHHQZDWHUV(QMR\WKHPDJLFRI WKH HYHQLQJ ZLWK PHVPHUL]LQJ YLHZV RI WKH -RKQ5LQJOLQJ%ULGJHDQGGRZQWRZQ6DUDVRWD 6LHVWD.H\UHVWDXUDQWVDQGVKRSVDUHMXVWGRZQ WKHVWUHHWSURYLGLQJLGHDOLVODQGOLYLQJ&RQGR SULFHGD$269,500.
Lee Byron & Susan Keal Michael Saunders & Company 941.350.5542 | 941.925.8253 Lee@Sarasota.com Susan@Sarasota.com Sarasota.com/realestate
Shelley McGuire, GRI, RealtorÂŽ Cell 941.544.2702
Spacious Tuscana Gem! - Immaculate, airy, well-maintained home with everything you wished for: granite, big tile, open feeling, split bedroom plan, relaxing swimming pool with 2 lanai spaces, private back yard. Four bedrooms plus a den, large informal eating space overlooking the pool, living room and 2 family rooms offer great spaces for playing, entertaining, and enjoying the Paradise we call Sarasota! Call to view this like-new home. You might fall in love! $540,000
shelleymcguire @prudentialpalmsrealty.com sarasotaparadisehomes.com
A Passion for Paradise!
â€œAllow me to help you ďŹ nd your Sarasota vacation home.â€? Just Sold: 2/2 furnished condo on Bayside for $165K and 2/2 furnished gulfside for $450K.
Lakefront Home Plus Guest House on 5 treed acres in a friendly deed-protected neighborhood close to a new Publix and other shopping. An adjacent 5 acre lot is available. Lovingly custom-built, 1 owner home with nearly 7000 sq.ft. of living space in the main home includes an incredible lagoon pool and waterfall spa, a large lanai space for parties, plus a spacious sun deck. The entirely private and separate guest or mother-in-law house has its own SRRODQGRIĂ€FHVSDFH$1,125,000
941-926-7000 6583 Midnight Pass Rd. Siesta Key, 34242
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Tuesday's at Capt. Curts Backroom Saloon
Wednesday’s at Capt. Curts Backroom Saloon
MarcAnthony Roman & the Retro Show
James White “Sunny Jim” Sunny Jim’s show takes you on a tropical vacation where you can feel the warm sunshine and sea breezes. From ballads to upbeat fun, soca tunes, his original songs tell the story of the islands. Island music at its best! Lots of original scores plus all the traditional favorites that will give you that...”Low Latitude Attitude”! Don’t miss this outstanding show.
A full-time touring musician with a performance list containing over 3000 songs with music ranging from the 50’ through the 90’s. Great old school music to get the rockin’ crowd into the retro groove. “This one guy sounded like six. The best one man show we have ever seen.” This is where the party doesn’t stop, until the polyester melts!
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Tuesday's at SKOB
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A A husband and wife were dining out together when the wife noticed that her husband kept staring at an attractive woman who was sitting at the bar throwing back drink after drink. â€œDo you know that woman?â€? she asked. â€œYes,â€? replied her husband. â€œSheâ€™s an ex-girlfriend. She started drinking after we broke up, and i t appears she hasnâ€™t been sober since.â€? â€œGood heavens!â€? exclaimed his wife. â€œWhoâ€™d have thought a person could celebrate for that long?â€? AA couple of friends were playing golf together one afternoon when one noticed that the other had been standing over his tee shot on the 450yard 18th hole for what seemed like an eternity. The man adjusted his position again. Finally his exasperated partner asked, â€œWhat in the world is taking you so long?â€? â€œMy wife is watching me from the clubhouse balcony,â€? the man explained. â€œI want to make a perfect shot.â€? â€œYouâ€™re wasting your time,â€? his friend replied. You donâ€™t have a chance in heck of hitting her from here.â€? AA woman calls her priest in a frantic voice and says, â€œFather, I inherited two parrots and every time they see someone they blurt out, â€˜Hey, wanna have some fun?â€™ Itâ€™s really quite embarrassing and I donâ€™t know what to do.â€? â€œWell,â€? says the priest, â€œwhy not bring them down to the rectory. I have a parrot myself that Iâ€™ve taught to pray. In fact, he prays continuously and he even says the rosary every day. Why not bring your parrots here and I am sure my parrot can help them overcome this problem.â€? Upon hearing that the woman calmed down and brought the parrots to the rectory the next day. As soon as the womanâ€™s parrots spotted the other parrot they blurt out, â€œHey, wanna have some fun?â€? At which point the priestâ€™s parrot replied, â€œHeavenly Father, P\SUD\HUVKDYHĂ€QDOO\EHHQDQVZHUHGÂľ
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