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Key’s beach plan Pension board on the right path debates by Kurt Schultheis | City Editor

A beach consultant who performed a peer review praised Longboat’s beach renourishment schedule and maintenance plan as well as the implementation of The Islander groins.

Rita Stormes, a longtime parishioner at St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church was honored at a surprise event held recently at the church. Her outstanding contributions of service to the church’s Ladies Guild and ministry were recognized.

next step The Firefighters Pension Board isn’t sure whether it should fire Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, its investment consultant.

across the country, said the town should be proud of its beach and the way it maintains

The Longboat Key Firefighters Pension Board is not sure how it should proceed now that a $50,000 forensic investigation of its pension has been released. At its Wednesday, May 25 quarterly pension meeting, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney investment consultant Joe Carter denounced the investigation by Benchmark Financial Services President Ed Siedle. Siedle, who has already been paid for his investigation, targeted Morgan Stanley in his report, which claimed that the company may have breached its contract with the pension board by making improper trades and accepting money from money managers with whom it works. Carter strongly defended his company and its practices at the meeting. “We don’t accept a dime of money offered to us by money managers as some others do in the industry,” Carter said. “I am disappointed that one guy can come in and state a bunch of ‘could be’ and ‘would be’ suggestions and they are all presumed as being true. He didn’t prove anything. All he did was collect $50,000, inject a bunch of half-truths and tried to tell the firefighters he could bring a bunch of money back into the plan.” Even though pension board members agreed they are not sure that some of Siedle’s report is worth investigating, the accusations are troubling for some board members. Pension board member Gerald Feder suggested the board put out

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+ Mating manatees require a little space Summer is here, and that means love is in the air … for manatees, that is. That’s right, it’s manatee mating season, and Mote Marine wants boaters to be aware of their mating rituals. Often, female manatees attempt to evade male suitors, and herds of up to a dozen manatees can quickly form in shallow waters while a group of males surrounds the females. Boaters should give herds a wide berth and remain at least 100 feet away. For more manatee-friendly tips, visit mote.org.

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Charles Chappell, 5, and his sister, Claudia, 2 1/2, play in the sand Saturday on Longboat’s beach during their vacation at the Sea Gate Club. Dr. Kevin Bodge, a beach consultant, engineer and senior vice president of Jacksonville-based Olsen & Associates Inc., told the Town Commission May 27 that he finds no fault with the town’s Comprehensive Beach Management Plan. The plan requires a minimum beach width of 130 feet and that sand be added to town beaches every six to eight years. “I think your beach design makes sense,” Bodge said. “I see nothing I would do much differently at all, and many communities would be envious of your beach.” The commission’s goal in spending $15,000 for a review

Longboat Key’s Beach Renourishments Year 1993 1996-97 2005-06 2011 2012 2013-14

Project Sand placed Island-wide 3.3 million cubic yards Mid-Key 891,000 cubic yards Island-wide 1.8 million cubic yards North-end emergency project 833,000 cubic yards Port Dolphin sand project 310,000 cubic yards Island-wide 865,000 cubic yards

of its beach plan was to evaluate the plan and its beach engineer, Coastal Planning & Engineering. Bodge, a consultant for more than 200 beach communities

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BEACH / FROM PAGE 1A its sand. “You have joined an increasing amount of communities that have worked to restore the beach yourselves,” Bodge said. Bodge estimated the town loses the following amounts of sand per year: •  63,000 cubic yards of sand at the north end; •  15,000 cubic yards of sand in the middle of the Key; •  15,000 cubic yards of sand near the Islander adjustable groins; • 45,000 cubic yards of sand per year at the south end. “Every six to eight years is a good time to renourish because you’re losing about 140,000 cubic yards of sand per year and 1.1 million cubic yards of sand every eight years,” Bodge said. “But you don’t have to renourish unless it’s necessary.” Bodge also praised the construction of the two Islander groins and believes the structures will hold sand in the area. “I was very impressed with what I saw with the Islander groins,” Bodge said. “It’s a whole new frontier with those types of structures, and it’s working pretty well right now.” Bodge also suggested the commission place a single terminal groin on the north end of the island and warned against placing breakwaters offshore there. “The north end is a prime candidate for structures and will work to hold sand there,” Bodge said. He said that the town’s beach plan must continue to be implemented. “You have fixed the island’s location artificially by renourishing your beach and must maintain it or it will go away,” Bodge said. Commissioner Jack Duncan asked Bodge if he thought the town was on the right track with its beach plan. “I would come up with everything you guys are already doing here,” Bodge said. Duncan was pleased with the answer. “I think we have been doing the right

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Dr. Kevin Bodge, senior vice president of Jacksonville-based Olsen & Associates Inc., made the following recommendations to the Longboat Key Town Commission last week:

a request for proposals (RFP) to interview other investment consultants, as well as Morgan Stanley, to make sure the board has the best consultant moving forward. “I’m not comfortable, generally, with the nature of the contracts that exist with Morgan Stanley and the structure of the relationships,” Feder said. “I’m not sure I really trust Morgan Stanley anymore, to be honest, knowing that there have been similar issues in other towns and lawsuits have been filed against them.” The suggestion upset Carter, who said his company would decline to participate in the RFP process. “We won’t participate in the RFP process, because if you aren’t happy with us now, you won’t be happy with us during the RFP process,” Carter said. Carter said his company has done a good job over the last 10 years and noted that the plan had $5.4 million in total funds 10 years ago and now has $11.6 million in funds. “We have outperformed our benchmarks, and that should mean something,” Carter said. “You will be wasting more money to go through a process you don’t need.” Pension board member Shannon Gault agreed with Carter on both his assessment of Siedle and the company’s performance. “We had to pay Mr. Siedle a payment before we were even allowed to meet him,” said Gault, noting that a Burlington, Vt., lawsuit against Morgan Stanley that Siedle was involved in led to no extra money for its pension plan. “I don’t want to end up with a lesser-qualified manager that will cost this fund more money.” Key resident and former pension board member Arnold Malasky told the board that the pension fund’s performance has outperformed its benchmarks in the last five years. He said that Siedle has not returned his calls to discuss his findings and his request for Siedle’s data, which Siedle says shows the fund has not lived up to its benchmarks.

• Make sure the town has an ongoing permit approved by the state to perform beach projects for emergency purposes. • Question and scrutinize state requirements that mandate environmental beach monitoring after beach projects are completed, which is expensive and unnecessary. • Recognize there are substantial increased costs associated with white sand. • Consider coarser, less-white sand, especially in high-erosion areas. • Acquire critical oceanfront property whenever feasible, which increases the amount of money the state will pay for a cost-share project and decreases critical erosion problems. • Don’t enter the Federal Shore Protection Project. • Promote the growth of sand dunes for beach protection and don’t allow machinery to shape and move around sand. •  Make the sand stay by renourishing and placing structures where they are appropriate. thing for a long time,” Duncan said. “We have a plan in place that appears we are in line with what the experts are telling us.” Mayor Jim Brown was also pleased with the peer review. “The desire was never to change what we were doing but to make sure what we are doing still makes sense,” Brown said. “We have found we are still on the right path.”

Response requested Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, the Longboat Key Firefighters Pension Board investment consultant, must come back to the board at its August quarterly meeting to answer the following questions: • How do money managers get selected to work with Morgan Stanley? • Would it be cheaper or more expensive to have services with Morgan Stanley bundled, like the plan does now, or unbundled? A breakdown of fees for both ways must also be provided. • Can the pension plan’s performance numbers be certified that they are all in accordance with industry standards? • Will Morgan Stanley, in the future, keep the board up to date on what money managers are paying Morgan Stanley to continue using the services of the investment consultant? Pension board attorney Bob Sugarman told the board members it would be good to solicit RFP proposals to make sure it’s comfortable with its consultant. Sugarman also encouraged the board to take solace in the fact that, if nothing else, Siedle’s report proved the board that the town and its actuary firm have done nothing wrong. Sugarman also warned the board that suing Morgan Stanley might not produce any money for its pension. The board agreed to hold off on the RFP process until Morgan Stanley can answer a list of questions the board has about its practices (see sidebar above). “I don’t want to spend any more money,” said pension board Chairman Keith Tanner. “I would like to give Morgan Stanley a chance to respond.”

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Property values to fall again Taxable values will drop for the fourth year in a row on Longboat Key. Key-wide, preliminary estimates for both Sarasota and Manatee counties reveal a 4.18% decrease, for an approximate $203,000,000 island-wide property value loss. Based on the town’s current millage rate of 1.8872 mills, the tax roll loss would result in a budget revenue reduction of approximately $371,000. Preliminary estimates distributed last week by Sarasota County Property Appraiser Bill Furst reveal a 4.7% tax roll

decline in Sarasota island values. Furst estimated a 2011 Longboat Key tax roll of $3,335,795,728, compared with a 2010 taxable value certified tax roll of $3,503,704,475, for a 4.7% decline. In total, taxable values in Sarasota County are expected to decline $7 billion, or 12%, compared to a year ago. In Manatee County, Property Appraiser Charles Hackney estimated a 2011 Longboat Key tax roll of $1,314,122,803, compared to a 2010 taxable value certified tax roll of $1,364,896,458, for

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a 3.7% decline. In total, taxable values in Manatee County are expected to decline $1.1 billion, or 4.69% compared with a year ago. The town’s preliminary taxable value for the coming year is estimated at $4.65 billion. The town-wide taxable value last year was approximately $4.87 billion. The town’s tax rolls have dropped every year since 2008. Kelley said he had estimated a 7% tax roll loss islandwide when trying to calculate the 2011-12 fiscal year budget.

When asked if Kelley was prepared to cut the budget to offset the estimated 4.18% decline in island taxable values, Kelley said the town is trying to run the island as efficiently as possible. “We will present a budget that’s efficient as possible while running a certain level of service,” he said. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis said it’s up to the Longboat Key Town Commission to decide whether to raise the town’s tax rate to offset the expected shortfall. Both counties will reveal official assessed taxable values July 1.

Residents will shape Bayfront Park The Longboat Key Town Commission wants to hold public meetings to ensure Longboat residents have input on what amenities a renovated Bayfront Park should include. The Longboat Key Town Commission wants to make sure the island’s residents tell the town what kind of new park and recreation center they want. The commission will hold public meetings in the near future to gauge what residents like and dislike about a Bayfront Park concept plan. The seven commissioners talked for almost an hour at their Thursday, May 26 regular workshop to debate what should be done and how soon the commission should move forward with aspects of a plan that call for park modifications and a proposed recreation center. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis told the commission it has access to approximately $3 million in the town’s utility fund and $4 million in the town’s unreserved fund balance to use as funding sources for the park. Commissioner Jack Duncan said the town should hold a referenda before using taxpayer funds. “We are cutting the taxpayer out of the decision-making process if we don’t go forward with a referenda on the park plan,” Duncan said. Commissioner Phillip Younger agreed. “We’re not going to be breaking ground on this anytime soon,” Younger said. “We could always pose a referenda on a straw poll basis to determine if the voters want to move forward.” St. Denis said he just wanted to let the commission know that those funds are available. He noted that a community center project could cost approximately $7 million and that the entire bayfront park project could cost millions more. Vice Mayor David Brenner made the case for putting the

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The Longboat Key Town Commission will hold public meetings to find out what aspects of a Bayfront Park concept plan are popular with residents. The concept plan currently includes these tennis courts being relocated closer to Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Bayfront Park Concept Plan • A new 15,000-squarefoot community center building • Multi-use sports court • Tennis courts • Separate restroom facility • Dock and boatlift • Kayak pavilion and washdown area • Fishing pier • Half-mile walking loop • Mangrove informational walking area • Multi-use active and passive recreation areas • Covered areas with picnic tables and barbecue grills • Retain existing recreation center for art classes concept plan before the residents, either in the form of subcommittee meetings or

commission meetings. “We have the cart before the horse,” Brenner said. “We are talking about a concept plan and we’re not sure what we’re implementing from it. We need to put the concept plan in front of the public to get input.” Mayor Jim Brown agreed. “The commission needs to vet this during public meetings to discuss what’s conceptually designed is appropriate,” Brown said. “We have to put this to the people.” Duncan, meanwhile, worried that too much emphasis was being placed on the park concept. “It seems we are moving too quickly on this when we have some financial concerns that are more pressing — like the pension problem,” Duncan said. “I think we are pushing too hard on this at this time. The referenda could go down in flames if we push too hard.”

Former Mayor George Spoll, however, urged the commission to still move forward with hiring a design professional to review the concept plan and make sure its scale and size are appropriate. Spoll, chairman of the Longboat Key Revitalization Task Force, warned the commission to not drag its feet on the park concept. “We have spent a great deal of time talking about the future of the Key,” Spoll said. “Unless we take steps to literally enhance and revitalize this Key, we shouldn’t even worry about the pension plan because our property values and interest on this Key are on a major decline. We have to do all these things at the same time.” The commission agreed to move forward with public hearings about the park plan and hire a design professional to review the concept.

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FDOT signs off on GMD sign removal Sixty-eight sign posts and 49 signs will be removed from Gulf of Mexico Drive. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has agreed to remove 68 sign posts and 49 signs from the Gulf of Mexico Drive right of way. FDOT Assistant District Traffic Operations Engineer Keith Slater told the Longboat Key Town Commission at its Thursday, May 26 regular workshop that his department has signed off on a plan that includes removing: •  Seventeen sign posts with two bikelane signs placed on each of them (there are 62 sign posts now); • Twenty-six no-parking signs (there are 32 signs now); •  Twenty-five right-turn yield to bike signs (there are 35 signs now). FDOT will also add two speed-limit signs at the request of Police Chief Al Hogle and remove two hidden driveway signs deemed unnecessary. After FDOT removes the signs, which is expected to be complete by September, there will be: •  Forty-five sign posts that have two bike signs on each; • Six no-parking signs; • Nine right-turn yield to bicycle signs. The signs will be placed approximately a mile-and-a-half apart. FDOT agreed to work with the town on its signage after Planning and Zoning Board member Walter Hackett questioned in May 2009 the number of signs along Gulf of Mexico Drive. Hackett, who presented a signage study to the commission, has counted 405 signs along a 9.7-mile stretch of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Commissioner Jack Duncan expressed concern that the new Christ Church of Longboat Key, Presbyterian sanctuary being constructed on Gulf of Mexico Drive at General Harris Street could create parking issues along the state road on Sunday mornings. “I’m concerned about parking overflow on Sundays,” Duncan said. Slater told the commission FDOT would install additional no-parking signs near the church at the town’s request, if needed. Hogle has also promised to monitor the right of way in that area once church services begin, to make sure people aren’t parking along the road for church services.

sign REMOVAL The Florida Department of Transportation has agreed to remove the following number of signs: Two bike lane signs on a post Current......................................... 62 Proposed...................................... 45 Reduction..................................... 17 Right-turn yield to bike signs Current......................................... 34 Proposed........................................ 9 Reduction..................................... 25 No-parking signs Current......................................... 32 Proposed........................................ 6 Reduction..................................... 26 Total number of sign posts removed....... 68 Total number of sign faces removed....... 49 * Information courtesy of Florida Department of Transportation


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+ Commission OKs iPad purchase for its members The Longboat Key Town Commission gave Town Manager Bruce St. Denis permission to purchase iPads for commissioners, which will cost taxpayers $4,200. The commissioners made the decision at their Thursday, May 26 regular workshop. Since October, Management Information Systems Director Kathi

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Pletzke has been researching the possibility of using iPads for more than one use in Longboat Key government. The iPad, the first tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. which was first released in 2010, can be used by commissioners to review town agendas, Pletzke said. iPads can also be used in at least three town departments. Although St. Denis said the iPads wouldn’t save much on paper costs, he said there is a reason for the purchase. “It’s a one-time expense with multiyears’ worth of benefits,” St. Denis said. “I think we owe it to you seven volunteers to give you something that will make your job more efficient.”

+ Purchasing audit comes back clean Bradenton-based Shinn & Co. has completed an independent audit of the town of Longboat Key’s purchasing policies and procedures. The audit determined there are no

issues with the town’s purchasing procedures. Neil Unruh, a partner at Shinn & Co., told the Longboat Key Town Commission at its Thursday, May 26 regular workshop that there are no issues with the town’s policies.

+ Task force drafts its mission statement Former Longboat Key Mayor George Spoll and Longboat Key resident Tom Freiwald, chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Longboat Key Revitalization Task Force, announced the group’s mission statement. The mission statement reads: “The Longboat Key Revitalization Task Force shall act as a catalyst to sustain and enhance Longboat Key as the premier residential and visitor destination nationally and internationally.”

+ Investment committee will review town reports Vice Mayor David Brenner s s llow e pi sardine a e r f 2 n of se of ca ha & a h purc or set wit matt

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Key Club’s Cash known for dogmatic work ethic Top dog

This employee is truly the top dog when he goes to work.

As the two-day event ended, a human-resources department employee noticed how wellbehaved Cash was and got approval from General Manager Michael Welly for him to become In four-and-a-half years on the job, Cash has an “office dog.” At first, the human-resources never taken a sick day. employee took Cash home at night, although He wakes up at 6 a.m. every morning for his 7 Theoret soon took over because Cash became a.m. carpool ride from northwest Bradenton to attached to her. the Longboat Key Club and Resort. In Like any employee, Cash needed a a nomination for an “Employee of the little training. He learned to sit and Month” award, a co-worker to extend his paw. (Never praised his work ethic, writing: underestimate the value of a “Regularly, rather than take firm paw-shake.) But, overall, an assigned lunch, he frequenthe was a natural for the job. ly uses the time to move will“He adapted here very, very ingly from one post to the other, well,” Theoret said. “He’s very while only taking a little time out well-liked.” for some fresh air and a snack or Today, Cash’s main function two.” is to serve as a morale booster. Cash is, without a doubt, the He makes employees happier Key Club’s most dogged worker. when he allows them to scratch Since Nov. 15, 2006, he’s been his tummy or graciously acthe Key Club office dog and uncepts a treat. In the past, he’s official “ambassadog.” been called in to attend tough Key Club general cashier human-resources meetings Judy Theoret, who takes Cash to put people at ease. He also home at night and carpools to posed for the card that Key work with him, said Sarasota Club employees receive on Humane Society officials told Cash has modeled for the card their birthdays. her that the Labrador retriever/ that Longboat Key Club employIt’s signed, “From Cash chow chow mix wound up in ees receive on their birthdays. and your Longboat Key Club the organization’s care after he and Resort family.” was abandoned and later rescued by a person Frequently, employees say to office staff: who couldn’t keep him because of allergies. “Tell Cash, ‘Thanks for the birthday card.’” But, in November 2006, Cash attended an Cash’s work has impacted other pets in need event that would change his life — not to men- of adoption. Some employees who had never tion kick start his office career. He was one of owned a dog have adopted one since getting two dogs that Humane Society officials brought to know Cash. Ryan said Cash inspired her to to a Key Club wellness fair for employees. adopt two Labrador retrievers, first in 2007 with “As part of our wellness fairs, we always have 8-year-old Tessa, who has since died, and then pets come out because they have such thera- her current dog, Harper Lee. peutic value,” said Mary Kay Ryan, director of But, perhaps Cash’s most important responLBKat-the 2010 I sales Key-Club. sibility is just to be Cash. Take the time Key Dogs like Cash are invited to the wellness fair Club staff had gathered for a serious meeting. in hopes that an employee might adopt them. As they talked business, they could hear Cash

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What is the business plan? We keep reading and re-reading the 34 goals members of a town subcommittee presented to the Longboat Key Town Commission to be adopted into the town’s vision plan. There are a lot of good ideas — as there often is when the commission asks for residents and business representatives to participate in the annual Town Commission goals exercise. To wit, some of our favorites in this one: • “Resolve the town employee pensionplan issues within the next 12 months.” • “Support an island-wide revitalization effort.” • “Improve the island’s communication infrastructure” (the unspoken goal: cell towers for better cell service; it’s still lousy).” • “Continue to work toward cost containment in the budget.” • “Adopt a long-term, beach-management plan and renourishment program” (the town has them).” And then there are the items that often have a twist of special-interest influence to them. To wit: • “Provide for gas lamps and better landscaping on Broadway in the Village.” • “Purchase property on the north end of Longboat Drive South and Palm Street.” • “Enhance the school bus stop in the Village with a new bench.” • “Support continuation of the trolley service on the island.” • “Encourage the town to implement the development of the Bayfront Park fund and construct a community center at Bayfront Park.” Many of the suggestions are not so much goals as they are wants. And as is the custom, the Town Commission painstakingly goes down the entire list and prioritizes. As much as commissioners may squirm at this tedious exercise, it is worthwhile. It keeps them in touch with what’s on the minds of taxpayers. And out of this process, the town administration often is presented with a to-do list the town staff is expected to accomplish over the next 12 months. This is good for accountability. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis and his staff have a road map. Yet, in spite of the good this process creates, it often leaves a sense of falling short, of not going far enough, of failing to create any grand vision or mission. It should go deeper. For instance, what are the vision and mission for the town in the eyes of the mayor who takes office after each March election?

What are the vision and mission of the town in the eyes of the commissioners? What are the vision and mission of the town manager? What is the business plan? If you think of the town of Longboat Key as a corporation, which it is — an incorporated municipality, it operates like a business. It has a board of directors (commissioners) responsible to its stockholders (taxpayers) and that board sets the overarching vision, mission, strategy, policies and fiscal benchmarks. Likewise, it has a chief executive officer who is accountable to these directors for carrying out their wishes; who is to lead and manage the company; and who is to be measured on attaining fiscal targets and operational competence. But rarely does the commission go into this depth of examination with itself or the town manager. Now would be as good of a time as any to adopt this approach. Indeed, the sitting commissioners have the talent and appear to be more data driven and business- and benchmark-minded than in previous years. Commissioner Phill Younger, for instance, is a recently retired senior executive, engineer and lawyer from Delta Airlines; and Commissioner Jack Duncan is recently retired as a longtime senior executive with U.K.-based Imperial Chemical Industries and later Zaremba Pharmaceuticals — two largescale corporations. With their corporate experience, these two are wired to want to see more measurement, accountability and a clear business plan for the town’s operations. Or take Vice Mayor David Brenner, who served as a managing partner of Arthur Andersen and later finance and commerce director for the city of Philadelphia. With these three commissioners in the lead, they could be the catalysts for a new way of thinking on the commission and a new way of operating at Town Hall. More and more governors — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and others — are trumpeting the mantra of measuring and accountability in the face of austere budgets. With the town’s property values expected to decline another 6% for the coming fiscal year, creating at least a $500,000 shortfall in revenues compared to current expenses, and with the town tax rate having risen 26% last fiscal year, this is yet another moment for commissioners to set the stage. Set the stage for a business plan that requires the town manager to produce consistent gains in productivity and expense reduction.

THE LESSON FROM LEY In the totality of his tenure, Jim Ley performed well as Sarasota County administrator. His resignation last week — or to be more precise, the circumstances that led to his departure — should not forever or indelibly blemish his 14-year record. But the entire saga stands as instructive lesson. Ley had no direct role — so far as the public knows, and we would be shocked if he did — in the employees who improperly used credit cards, improperly awarded contracts to favored vendors and otherwise unethically executed the county’s purchasing rules. But viewing the incidents as an outside observer, you Jim Ley can see the transgressions that occurred as examples of what frequently undermines the careers of long-tenured chief executives. Over time, CEOs become comfortable and immune, and so do their boards. The CEOs become complacent in areas where they shouldn’t. Their successes and achievements in other areas pump them up, inadvertently blinding them to weaknesses and sloppiness that eventually do them in. Then one day the dam breaks. The trouble that was small in the beginning

grows, spreads and then bursts. And while the CEO has no direct role in what went wrong, ultimately he must accept responsibility. As the sign on Harry Truman’s desk said: The buck stops here. This is how it appears with Jim Ley. To be sure, Ley was smart, calculating and adept at nurturing and working all of his constituencies — his commissioners/bosses/board of directors; the competing special interests of homeowner/ taxpayers and developers; and the county employees. Ley was a smooth “player,” and you sensed he thrived and enjoyed his position of power and influence. At the same time, his public persona and behavior was that of an ethical chief executive who lived by the code of doing what’s right and in the best interest of the county’s many constituents. Give him credit, Ley was a capable leader. During his tenure: The county’s property tax rate fell 25%; the county earned a triple-A bond rating, a rarity. While other cities and counties spent all they took in during the real estate boom, Ley championed setting aside $150 million in reserves

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On Israel …

If you missed commentator Charles Krauthammer’s assessment of what President Obama did to Israel recently, track it down online. It’s a masterpiece. One excerpt: Quoting Obama, Krauthammer wrote: “‘The status quo is unsustainable,’ declared Obama, ‘and Israel too must act boldly to advance a lasting peace.’” “Israel too?” wrote Krauthammer. “Exactly what bold steps for peace have the Palestinians taken? Israel made three radically conciliatory offers to establish a Palestinian state, withdrew from Gaza and has been trying to renew negotiations for more than two years. Meanwhile, the Gaza Palestinians have been firing rockets at Israeli towns and villages. And on the West Bank, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbs turns down the Olmert offer, walks out of negotiations with Binyamin Netanyahu and now defies the United States by seeking not peace talks but instant statehood — without peace, without recognizing Israel — at the U.N.”

On war …

Author Mark Helprin spelled out in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal how the United States should approach war — great advice for our leaders who have us stuck in Afghanistan: “When in defense of our essential interest we do go to war, not only must we carefully determine war aims — and thus dictate to the enemy the time, place an nature of battle rather than chasing him into the briar patch of his choosing — but we must accomplish them massively, overwhelmingly, decisively, and, if necessary, ruthlessly … Rapid shocks cost less in lives, ours and their, than wars that drag inconclusively for a decade. We must make our enemies understand at the deepest level of apprehension that if we are attacked, we will be quick and they will be dead.”

for the inevitable economic downturn — a move that softened the nasty recession. Ley also cites as accomplishments road expansions; expanded emergency services; the addition of a new jail; turning the county from being a huge water consumer with no backup supplies to a water-rich county; helping shepherd through the acquisition of thousands of acres; and the passage of sales-tax extensions to fund county infrastructure. We would also cite Ley’s leadership in making sure Sarasota County was well prepared whenever hurricanes headed our way. He was a competent manager and CEO. You can’t take that away. Except for the blind spot that did him in. Problems in the county’s purchasing department and systems, we now know, persisted going back to 2007. Ley told his bosses on several occasions that he and his managers instituted changes to correct the problems. We also know now those problems didn’t stop. It’s easy and understandable for the leader of an organization with a $1 billion budget and 2,000 employees not to be aware of operational issues. There is no way Ley could control the actions of all of the county’s employees. But the circumstances of his departure provide an explicit lesson — to Ley and every CEO. It’s an oft-repeated lesson in the management of any organization: When a cancer appears, eradicate it. Quickly and thoroughly. Your reputation is at stake.


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by George Rauch

The pace of the economy is not accelerating Fifty years ago, you took responsibility for your own family. Now, the family is the government’s responsibility. Fifty years ago, you could trade $1 for one silver dollar. Now it takes $45 to buy that same silver dollar. Fifty years ago, the federal government had virtually no debt and large reserves of gold backing our currency. We now have almost $15 trillion of debt, and the constitutional strings of money being backed by gold and silver have been cut. Fifty years ago, the government was far less invasive because there were fewer rules and taxes. There is one number that sticks out like a sore thumb: Fifty years ago, less than 5% of births were out of wedlock; today, it’s 44%. This has moved lockstep with the increase in size of government services. Government services are why we are so far in debt. Our 50-year experiment with government services, such as health care, unemployment compensation and Social Security (with government employees having better benefits than we do), has left us flat broke. Welfare payments go to the most dysfunctional portion of our income earners. Giving money for no work in return does not work, and that is why the Constitution specifically forbids the social services that have gotten us into trouble. These social services have gotten every great country, and every great society, into trouble. They all went bankrupt. It’s so easy to see how it happens: 1. A country becomes economically successful because the merchants can work freely within the existing legal environment; 2. The contest then begins for government to help us share the country’s economic success “with those of us who are less fortunate”;

The market is highly overpriced for current dysfunctional economic conditions and for the current economic outlook. The Keysian theory of quantitative easing is that it will accelerate the pace of the economy. It’s not happening! The Dow could lose 4,000 points and still be overpriced for what we are facing.  It’s better to be safe than sorry in an environment like this. The cautious investor will remain safely on the sidelines and watch this mess unravel. The bold investor will allocate more of his assets to gold and silver as a hedge against the decreasing purchasing power of the dollar. Caveat emptor.

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Our own federal government has become the world’s biggest Ponzi scheme: 1. The biggest bond funds (run by Bill Gross) no longer have any government securities in their portfolios. 2. Meredith Whitney (Fortune’s 50 most powerful women in business) estimates 50 to 100 U.S. cities will declare bankruptcy within the next 18 months. 3. The Fed can’t sell $19 billion of debt securities each week in order to meet expenses, so it buys debt from itself.   4. Thirty percent of the states’ welfare money comes from the federal government, and the government is about out of its ability to raise additional cash. In turn, 40% of the welfare paid to cities is paid by the states. The states, too, are out of cash. This is a perfect Ponzi scheme, and it is mathematically doomed to fail, which must be reflected in the stock market.  

Let’s focus on the last number, the $1.6 trillion needed to supplement tax shortfalls, representing 11% of our GDP. This is 73% more expenditures than our tax revenues of $2.2 trillion. It’s simply unsustainable.

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3. An entirely new economic class of people develops who become “experts in government”; 4. This new economic layer develops into an economic class devoted to figuring out how more money can come to the government through taxation and borrowing. Their future does not depend on a reduction in the size of government; 5. The government class gains enough power over time, so the banks’ greatest deposits are government deposits and that Wall Street’s biggest and most profitable clients are government agencies, such as Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, both bankrupt. With the banks’ largest customers being government agencies, banks are going to support a large government. All of the above can only be accomplished with collusion between the large banks and government. This consolidation of economic power is, at this point, too much for our economy to overcome. It’s confusing to the point where the public cannot even understand the real problems. Let’s make it simple by breaking down some of the numbers involved in today’s U.S. economic system:   1. U.S. government debt......... $14.4 trillion 2. U.S. GDP............................... $14.6 trillion 3. Current year U.S. government expenditures............................... $3.8 trillion 4. Current year U.S. government tax income.................................. $2.2 trillion 5. Amount U.S. must borrow this year....................................... $1.6 trillion

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The last few Market Watch articles have focused upon the dangers of the market. The posture in which the market currently exists, although called a bull market, is so expensive that the public is set up for great losses. Here we are at the beginning of June, and the S&P 500 is no higher than it was in early February, yet look at all the publicity on how great the market has been doing over the last four months. It’s GEORGE just more Federal ReRAUCH serve Bank/Wall Street/ federal government misinformation. There is only one reason the market remains at these levels: QE2. The Federal Reserve’s continuous manufacturing of money ($19 billion per week) and the placement of that money in the large banks stops in June. Will the market go up, or will the market go down? Or will the government figure out some other way to manipulate the market and call it something besides “QE3”? If the market begins to go south, count on the latter. This is not a time to be accumulating stocks. This is a time to remain liquid, if possible. In spite of what you hear from the government and Wall Street, half of the stocks in this country are selling below their 50-day moving averages. The housing industry remains a disaster. Except for providing brokers with more money with which to speculate in the stock markets, QE2 has failed to provide what the government hoped it would, which is acceleration in the pace of the economy. Businesses are still not borrowing, bond yields are unrealistically low and inflation will probably be off the charts in a couple of years.


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+ All Angels by the Sea is now on summer time

>> Continued from Page 1A

All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, is now on its summer schedule. Worship services now take place at 9 a.m. Sundays. The Rev. David Danner is the rector. Call 383-8161.

+ The L’Ambiance puts safety first The L’Ambiance maintenance staff puts safety first with weekly and monthly fire-and-safety inspections. As a result, L’Ambiance had zero violations on its entire property during fire-prevention instructions. Longboat Key Fire Rescue recognized Manager Beverly Moore for this accomplishment with an Inspection Certificate of Completion Thursday, May 26. According to Moore, the achievement was made possible through a proactive team effort.

Here is a look at the top-10 books Longboaters read in May at the Longboat Library, 555 Bay Isles Road. Summer library hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

+ Anonymous donors pledge $1 million

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Two anonymous donors have pledged $1 million to Mote Marine Laboratory to fund various initiatives over the next four years. According to a prepared statement, the donors recently gave their first portion of the pledge, which will be used to support a post-doctoral fellowship program at Mote in addition to red-tide research and outreach efforts.

+ Hope for lots of calm … and no storms

+ See you later, alligator?

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Hurricane season is here. The six-month season began Wednesday, June 1 and continues through November. Although we’ll cross our fingers and hope that hurricanes blow past Longboat Key this year, as they have for the past six decades, it’s important to have an emergency plan. To learn more about planning for a storm, visit longboatkey.org.

• “Ape House” by Sara Gruen • “Bel-Air Dead” by Stuart Woods • “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks • “Fifth Witness” by Michael Connelly • “Heartwood” by Belva Plain • “Minding Frankie” by Maeve Binchy • “Split Image” by Robert Parker • “10th Anniversary” by James Patterson • “Wicked Appetite” by Janet Evanovich • “The Wild Zone” by Joy Fielding All of these books are available at the Longboat Library.  

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On Tuesday, May 24, Longboat Key resident Julie Klick was in her backyard with her dog, when she felt a pair of eyes staring at her. It turns out, those eyes belonged to an alligator that swam up the Bay Isles canal. None of Klick’s neighbors had spotted the alligator before, but Klick reports that town officials didn’t seem surprised at the visitor. We’re pretty sure that Bay Isles residents don’t want to see this alligator later.

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Some are sure it has. Others that it hasn’t. On one thing, however, the experts are in total accord. While at the very least it is close at hand, we will never know for sure that our real estate market has truly bottomed until several months after it already has.

you’ll learn where today’s stumbling blocks to a smooth and successful closing are most often waiting to trip you up. Become familiar with a contract too; so that you are prepared to write one as soon as you find the right property.

Well-informed buyers, in the meantime, are in no mood to wait while the experts split hairs and historically low interest rates are given the chance to rise. Moreover, the economy is improving, jobs are more secure, unemployment is declining, manufacturing is up; and pent-up housing demand has been on the back burner for way too long. Most significantly, buyer expectation of tremendous value in today’s prices has been met to such a degree by enough sellers that ours is frequently recommended to both buyers and investors alike as one of the nation’s most value-laden markets.

Step 2: The best-priced properties are selling fast, with the most desirable increasingly on the receiving end of multiple, competitive offers. If you are unsure whether a property is priced correctly, consult with your agent to find out. Waiting for additional price reductions—or making too low an offer—could cause you bitter regret if a property “with your name on it” sells to a better-informed, faster-acting buyer.

With property sales at a one-year high as inventories fall to a six-year low, buyers new to the process can master the learning curve much faster by drawing a few lessons from those who’ve bought most recently. They would tell you that to save time and avoid disappointment it’s wise to align your expectations to our fast-changing market from day one of your property search. Here are some key suggestions for doing just that: Step 1: Even if you’ve purchased a home several times before, take time to review the entire process with your real estate agent. By doing so,

Step 3: In conjunction with Step 2, ask your agent to review the latest statistics on actual property sales within your desired neighborhood and/or price range. For example, there’s been a tremendous amount of hoopla attending the number of additional bank-owned properties that are said to be coming before the foreclosure crisis subsides. Currently, the average foreclosure is being bound to contract within 26 days by buyers who are well-versed on the market and ready to pounce on every new opportunity. Step 4: Get pre-approved for a mortgage. This may not seem like a much of a hurdle if your credit, income and employment histories are solid and unassailable. But overly-cautious lenders stung during the downturn are all-too-frequently causing many a worthy transaction to unravel. Plus, that you are pre-approved for a mortgage often adds to

your negotiating leverage once a seller realizes you can not only afford the property you are bidding on; but can also close on it. Step 5: Discuss the process of home inspections and appraisals with your agent. These are two additional stumbling blocks to a smooth and successful closing in today’s market. In the event of a bad inspection or lowball appraisal, discuss with your agent what your next steps with the seller should be.

Step 6: Don’t invest yourself too emotionally into any one property. Instead, discuss a back-up plan with your agent in the event that your first choice fails to materialize. That way you won’t spend too much time “mourning the loss” and will be prepared to move forward on your next priority property. Step 7: If you are still months (or even years) away from purchasing, use the time you have to better familiarize yourself with the area while keeping abreast of the market and its fast-changing nuances. Step 8: Realize that every major purchase often results in a modicum of “buyer’s remorse” shortly after you’ve made such a momentous commitment. It’s a normal reaction. Still, if you’ve taken all the steps outlined above, any such feelings should be fleeting since you’ve not only taken the most studied approach to buying, but have done so in a market where most buyers will be congratulating themselves for years to come once their expectations are met.

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THURSDAY, june 2, 2011

on the key

Longboat Library — is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The library is located at 555 Bay Isles Road. Call 383-2011. Mote Marine Laboratory Sea Turtle Walks — take place at 6:45

Corner CLASSIC COPS

Secret stash 4:27 p.m. — North Shore Road Beach Access. Found Property. Police found a Victoria’s Secret bag, which contained clothes and towels, on the beach. The items were returned to the owner.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Lou Newman

The exhibit will feature approximately 50 of Newman's images, including this picture of elephants taken in Sri Lanka.

Leaked information 5:01 p.m. —  700 block of Hideaway Bay Drive. Public Service. A water leak was reported, and police found a large amount of water in the street and driveway of a home. The leak was traced to a pipe in the home’s garage, and the owner was notified of the issue.

Opening Reception for Dr. Lou Newman’s ‘Wildlife Babies’ Exhibition What: Photographer Dr. Lou Newman’s latest exhibition features images of young animals and birds. Call 3652600. When: The opening reception is 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7; the exhibit runs through Oct. 20. Where: Plymouth Harbor Mezzanine Art Gallery, 700 John Ringling Blvd.

10th Annual St. Armands Craft Festival and Summer Sidewalk Sale — takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, on St. Armands Circle. More than 175 craftspeople and artisans will participate in the festival in St. Armands Circle Park. Around the Circle, participating businesses will have savings at the summer sidewalk sale. Call 388-1554.

Cancer Support Community Sessions — take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road. The sessions offer support to cancer patients and their family members and friends. Call 9215539 or visit cancersupportsuncoast. org.

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‘Live and Become’ Screening — takes place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road. The film tells the story of a Christian woman in an Ethiopian refugee camp who seeks a better life for her son by pretending he is Jewish during Operation Moses, in which thousands of Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel in the 1980s. Cost is $7 for non-members. Call 383-3428.

Republican Club of Longboat Key Summer Barbecue — takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd. The event features a cash bar, hamburgers, hot dogs and more. Cost is $20. For reservations, call Ruth Strauss at 383-5349.

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DON’T MISS

Mote World Ocean Day — takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway. This ocean-sized event will feature the Dr. Seuss theme “1, 2, 3 and the Seas,” along with games, crafts, prizes, face painting and more. Call 388-4441.

May 20

Employee issues 8:01 a.m. —  5600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD). Suspicious Person. A convenience-store manager told police that a former employee was harassing him and her former co-workers, and he wanted her trespassed from the property.

May 21

a.m. Saturdays, beginning at the Longboat Key Hilton Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive. A guide will lead participants on a 1.5-mile walk in which they will learn about turtle nesting and protecting turtles. Call 388-4441.

4:46 p.m. 2300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Officer reported pursuit of stolen auto. The vehicle, which was being driven by its owner, had been recovered earlier but not reported to police.

May 24, 1996 Cleaning house 9:15 a.m. 5055 Gulf of Mexico Drive. An oven that was smoking was determined to be the self-cleaning type. Just doing the job, ma’am.

May 23

Snapped up 9:46 a.m. —  500 block of Bay Isles Parkway. Found Property. A woman turned in a Canon digital camera in a blue case she found in the supermarket.

Citations issued

1:43 a.m. —  800 block of Broadway. Field Investigation. Police found a man standing in front of a restaurant after hours. He was fishing.

2 p.m. —  Intersection of GMD and Longboat Club Road. Traffic Violation. Police pulled over a truck driver for pulling a trailer with an expired tag. He was issued a citation for not having a valid tag and for failure to change his address on his license within 10 days after moving.

Party people 9:52 p.m. — 3000 block of GMD. Noise Disturbance. A man called to report several men in a resort pool who were playing loud music and being loud. The four men were asked to turn the radio off and keep their voices down.

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Shifting Sands Support Group — meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and at 3 p.m. Thursdays, at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Call 383-6491 for information.

Stolen moments

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May 22

Ringling College of Art and Design Creatives Exhibit — runs through July 21, at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, a Division of Ringling College of Art and Design, 6860 Longboat Drive S. The exhibit features the work of Fiore Custode, in the Durante Gallery, and Nathan Skiles, in the Cultural Media Room. Call 383-2345.

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10:58 p.m. — 100 block of Broadway. Suspicious Circumstance. A couple was found on the beach after hours, and a friend came to pick them up because the man’s driver’s license was suspended.

May 24

Steer you wrong 7:33 a.m. —  Intersection of GMD and Gulfside Road. Property Damage. Police observed a Jeep parked in the corner of an intersection and noticed skid marks in the front yard of a home nearby. Police found a business card on the windshield with the name of the Jeep’s owner. He was contacted and told police the Jeep’s steering wheel had broken and he lost control of the Jeep. The malfunction caused it to skid through the grass and hit a mailbox.

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Golfing teams hit the course for invitational Eighteen teams of four played in the Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce’s 23rd annual Longboat Key Invitational Friday, May 27, at the Longboat Key Club Islandside Golf Course. The golfers enjoyed playing the Islandside course followed by a buffet lunch and an awards ceremony. Matt Walters, Ken Bennett, Kristi Homan and Kristi Bratzke came in first place with a score of 57.

Winners First – Matt Walters, Ken Bennett, Kristi Homan, Kristi Bratzke (57) Second – Ryan Ingle, Darrell Hill, David Bennett, Mike Foreman (60) Third – Chuck Wickersham, Dan Jackson, Mark Wickersham, Dale Conlon (62) Fourth – Glenn Shecter, Bob McGlynn, Adam Panchero, Skip Ragan (62) Longest drive (2): Kristy Homan Closest to oin (3): Harvey Sheldon Closest to pin (8): Dale Conlon Straightest drive (10): Glenn Shecter

Ken Bennett, Kristy Homan and Matt Walters came in first place with a score of 57.

Mike Brooks writes up the final results in the 2011 Longboat Key Invitational.

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Photos by Rachel S. O’Hara

Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the Class of 2011. These Longboat, Lido and Bird key graduates will soon start a new chapter in their lives as they pursue their goals for higher education. But, before they could say goodbye to high school, we gave them one final quiz about their past accomplishments and plans for the future.

Gabriella Doucas LIDO SHORES

Katharine Klens LIDO SHORES

Parents: William and Elizabeth Doucas

Parents: Paul and Mary “Missy” Klens

School: St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

School: St. Stephen’s Episcopal School

College plans: Attend Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C., where she will most likely study international business

Jacob Byers LONGBOAT KEY Parents: Joseph Byers and Annalee Ernst School: Booker High School College plans: Enroll in fall classes at State College of Florida and then transfer to Florida State University to study biology

Summer plans: Travel around Europe with family, and volunteer at Mote Marine, the Community Thrift Shop and Meals on Wheels Favorite high-school class: All four years of Latin Favorite high-school memory: A community service and language immersion trip to the Dominican Republic Hobbies: Photography, traveling, community service, going to the beach, swimming Extracurricular activities and community service: Photo editor of the school newspaper; varsity tennis team; community service trips to Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Peru Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “Probably working with my father at his company (Elutions) in the United Kingdom or France, maybe in marketing.”

Summer plans: Take a road trip with friends to California

What’s something you can’t live without? “My mom. We’re pretty much inseparable.”

Favorite high-school class: A.P. Music Theory

Austin Gill

Favorite high-school memory: Placing first in the nation with his jazz group at the Berklee College Music Festival Hobbies: Music. Byers plays the piano, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon and flute. Extracurricular activities and community service: Vocal jazz ensemble; jazz combo group; saxophone quartet; Rotary Club Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “Hopefully working at a major university in genetic research.” What’s something you can’t live without? “Music. It defines everything for me.”

College plans: Major in biology with a minor or second major in art at Eckerd College, in St. Petersburg Summer plans: Visiting friends in her home state of Indiana and enjoying time at the beach and sleep Favorite high-school class: Ceramics or nuclear radiation Favorite high-school memory: A 10th-grade Quebec trip and playing competitive club soccer with Braden River Soccer Club Hobbies: Soccer, painting, digital photography, collecting unusual glass bottles Extracurricular activities and community service: Worked at a health clinic in Bradenton for both community service and a job; worked at Morton’s Gourmet Market; competitive club soccer; volunteered for various projects at school Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “In 10 years, I hope to see myself as an on-the-side potter, a hobbyist filmmaker, a successful glass blower and as the love of someone’s life.” What’s something you can’t live without? “I won’t make it without my family, my close friends, my birds (two cockatiels that she has had since age 7) and the trust they all place in me.”

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Parents: The Rev. Kenneth Gill and Carolyn Gill, stepmother Connie Buckler-Gill School: Booker High School College plans: University of North Florida to major in jazz studies Summer plans: Attend his brother’s wedding June 11 and start classes two weeks later Favorite high-school class: Jazz Combo Favorite high-school memory: Being part of the Pops and Jazz performance Hobbies: Playing guitar, going to the beach, listening to music Extracurricular activities and community service: Member of Students Working Against Genocide and Student Board; performed for Jazz Juvenocracy Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “Having established a name for myself on the jazz scene.” What’s something you can’t live without? “Family and music.”

Forrest Schield LONGBOAT KEY Parents: Steve and Doreen Schield School: Manatee High School College plans: Earn associate’s degree from State College of Florida and transfer to another school Summer plans: Work as a counselor at Wekiva Youth Camp Favorite high-school class: Drafting Hobbies: Playing sports and going to the beach Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “Hopefully pretty successful, but I haven’t decided on a career.” What’s something you can’t live without? “Probably my computer.”


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Parents: Mark and Ella Wickersham School: Manatee High School College plans: Attend State College of Florida and transfer to the University of Alabama Summer plans: Work at Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant as a hostess and spend time with friends Favorite high-school class: Junior-year English Favorite high-school memory: Going to football games with friends Hobbies: Going to the beach, shopping and spending time with friends Extracurricular activities and community service: Member of Reinaunce service club Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “Hopefully being a dermatologist.” What’s something you can’t live without? “My phone.”

School: Bradenton Christian School College plans: University of South Florida, in Tampa, to study international business Summer plans: Get ready for college before beginning classes in June Favorite high-school class: Art Favorite high-school memory: Homecoming

BIRD KEY

Hobbies: Cheerleading, art Parents: David Sulentic and Gwen Kruse, stepfather George Kruse School: Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School

Extracurricular activities and community service: Cheerleader for all four years of high school and captain during the past year; played the flute in band for two years; member of the Key Club; volunteered at ArtCenter Manatee Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “Hopefully working for a company and being very successful in that.”

College plans: University of Miami, in Coral Gables, or Florida State University, in Tallahassee, to take premed courses or study photojournalism

What’s something you can’t live without? “My laptop.”

Evan Walters

Summer plans: Travel to Rome and Africa

LONGBOAT KEY Parents: Barry and Dia Wilson

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Favorite high-school class: Art Portfolio

School: Manatee High School College plans: University of Florida, in Gainesville, to study chemical engineering

Parents: Joel and Gail Walters

Favorite high-school memory: A prayer service held by students the day that Cardinal Mooney student Joey Powers died of leukemia Nov. 20, the day before his birthday. The next day students held a birthday party in his honor.

School: Pine View School for the Gifted

Summer plans: Spend time with friends before beginning classes at University of Florida in June

College plans: University of Florida Honors Program, in Gainesville

Favorite high-school class: Drafting

Summer plans: Working at Camp Barney Medintz, in Cleveland, Ga.

Hobbies: Exercising, running the Ringling Bridge, anything art-related

Favorite high-school memory: All four years of drafting class. “It was fun every day. We were always doing something different and got to build a bunch of different things.”

Favorite high-school class: AP psychology Favorite high-school memory: Grad Bash

Extracurricular activities and community service: Played four varsity sports — lacrosse, golf, swimming and tennis — and won her school’s Outstanding Academic Athlete Award; taught an art class at Emeritus Assisted Living

Extracurricular activities and community service: Captain of the varsity baseball and cross-country teams at Booker High School; principal bass player for the North Port Orchestra and Sarasota Youth Orchestra Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “Probably attending some kind of grad school, possibly law school.”

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “I really want to be set on what I’m doing career-wise and living comfortably. Maybe I’ll be married by then.”

What’s something you can’t live without? “Camp Barney Medintz.”

Extracurricular activities and community service: President of his school’s chapter of the Science National Honor Society; member of Manatee High School Technology Students Association, Mu Alpha Theta and the Key Club Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “Running my own company or working for a chemical engineering firm making new materials.” What’s something you can’t live without? “Physical activity.”

Cydni Kantor, daughter of David and Teena Kantor, of Longboat Key, graduated from Trinity College, in Hartford, Conn., with a degree in classical civilization. Kantor is a 2007 graduate of the Out-of-Door Academy.

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Sleepy Lagoon home sells for $1.75 million Michael Ratner, individually and as trustee for The Brooklyn Three Trust, of Brooklyn, N.Y., sold the home at 6405 Gulfside Road in Sleepy Lagoon to Nancy Kozak, of New Canaan, Conn., for $1.75 million. Built in 1953 and remodeled in 1967, the 1,528-square-foot, Gulfside home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. It last sold for $1.7 million in September 2009. The sale was the largest of 18 sales recorded at the Sarasota and Manatee county courthouses during the week of May 16 through May 20 on Longboat, Lido, St. Armands and Bird keys. Of the week’s sales, 14 took place on Longboat Key, five of which were in Manatee County, two occurred on Lido Key, and one each took place on St. Armands and Bird keys. Four of the week’s sales exceeded $1 million.

Grand Bay

William and Nancy Siebecker, of Wausau, Wis., sold Unit 495 at 3010 Grand Bay Blvd. in the 272unit Grand Bay to Jerome Flum and Barbara Schwartz, husband and wife, for $1,075,000. Built in 1999, the 2,143-square-foot unit has three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. It last sold for $725,000 in January 2000. In a second Grand Bay sale, Laura Taylor and M. Chris Rashid, successor co-trustees of the Jerry Taylor Living Trust, sold Unit 381 at 3030 Grand Bay Blvd. to James and Debbie Rand for $1.06 million. Built in 1998,

bedrooms and one bathroom. It last sold for $350,000 in June 1996.

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Unit 495 at Grand Bay has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and 2,143 square feet of living area. It sold for $1,075,000. the 2,781-square-foot unit has three bedrooms and three-anda-half bathrooms. It sold new for $765,000 in November 1998. Also at Grand Bay, Andrew and Debra Guerriero, of Dublin, Ohio, sold Unit 194 at 3060 Grand Bay Blvd. to Marvin and Shirley Dubin, of Getzville, N.Y., for $938,500. Built in 1994, the 2,369-square-foot unit has three bedrooms and three-and-ahalf bathrooms. It last sold for $890,000 in February 2001. In a fourth Grand Bay sale, Joseph Torres and Angela SaccoTorres, husband and wife, sold Unit 455 at 3010 Grand Bay Blvd. to David and Holly Ross, of Princeton, N.J., for $842,000. Built in 1999, the 2,143-square-foot unit has three bedrooms and three-

and-a-half bathrooms. It last sold for $960,000 in May 2004.

Promenade

Barbara Blumfield, of Sarasota, sold Unit 409 at the 120-unit Promenade, 1211 Gulf of Mexico Drive, to Marilyn Sachs, of Clayton, Mo., for $640,000. Built in 1985, the 1,827-square-foot unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It last sold for $335,000 in February 1993.

Tides of Longboat

Martin and Elsie Cohn, of Sarasota, sold Unit 103 at the 12unit Tides of Longboat, 5555 Gulf of Mexico Drive, to David and Ellen Odenath, of Philadelphia, for $630,000. Built in 1980, the 1,828-square-foot unit has three

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David Schmeer, of Dayton, Ohio, Angela Schmeer, of San Antonio, Richard Thompson, of Centerville, Ohio, and Anne Thompson, of Dayton, Ohio, sold Unit 103 at 1055 Gulf of Mexico Drive in the 336-unit Beachplace to Lew and Nancy Kachulis, of West Middlesex, Pa., for $575,000. Built in 1981, the 1,392-square-foot unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It last sold for $930,000 in December 2004. Also at Beachplace, Marvin and Shirley Dubin, of Getzville, N.Y., sold Unit 602 at 1095 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Martha Hildreth, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., for $519,000. Built in 1981, the 1,392-square-foot unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Inn on the Beach

Nicholas and Mary Fontana, of Bonita Springs, sold Unit 1202 at 200 Sands Point Road at the 221unit Inn on the Beach to Alan Barnett, of Reigate, England, for $405,000. The 638-square-foot unit was built in 1982. It last sold for $333,500 in December 2002.

Castillian

Terrance and Leta Kekich, of Northville, Mich., sold Unit 103 at the 60-unit Castillian, 4525 Gulf of Mexico Drive, to Loren Starcher and Janet Ruggiero, husband and wife, of Sugar Land,

Texas, for $472,000. Built in 1979, the 1,340-square-foot unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It last sold for $395,000 in February 2000. Also at Castillian, Fanny Anderson, of Centerville, Ohio, sold Unit 205 to Robert and Georgeanne Gregory, of Paoli, Pa., for $450,000. Built in 1979, the 1,398-square-foot unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It last sold for $235,000 in November 1990.

Jungle Queen Way

Guenther and Irmgard Kloft, of Palmetto, sold their home at 741 Jungle Queen Way to David and Janet Shucard, of Williamsville, N.Y., for $375,000. Built in 1976 and remodeled in 1985, the 1,394-square-foot home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It last sold for $72,444 in November 1982.

Portobello

Thomas and Margaret Baron, 3330 Bayou Sound, sold Unit B-206 at the bayside phase of the 73-unit Portobello, 3240 Gulf of Mexico Drive, to Stanley and Ruth Gaul, of Ottawa, Ill., for $320,000. Built in 1975, the 1,519-square-foot unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It last sold for $158,000 in March 1997.

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Harbour Oaks $549,000 Linda Weber, 941-924-9000 3B/3B 2200sqft villa on San Marco $394,900 Steve Ivan, 941-388-3966 Discover the way to this LBK Club golf course w/large lanai & cocktail pool. SHF#A3940430 3BR/2+BA condo. Wheelchair access, central H/A. SHF#A3931876

Key Royale $1,850,000 Gabe/Charles Buky, 941-924-9000 Step into the Islands West $549,000 Linda Weber, 941-924-9000 2B/2B w/gorgeous gulf One Watergate $349,000 Kathie Srur, 941-388-3966 Low-chore 2BR/2BA spacious styling of this tile-roofed 5BR/4+BA home. SHF#A3940204 views & sunsets from every room. Secure bldg. SHF#A3943534 condo lifestyle. This home gets high marks. Elevators. SHF#A3933201 Beachplace II $519,000 Maggie Hicks, 941-924-9000 Furnished 2B/2B Bird/Lido Key condo on LBK. Amenities include tennis, fitness & pool/spa. SHF#A3922591 1350 Main Street $339,000 Vicki Lonborg, 941-924-9000 Enjoy an easygoing future in this rewarding condo. Elevators. Garage. SHF#A3912205 Lido Beach $2,499,000 Gabe/Charles Buky, 941-924-9000 3 lots - across Seaplace V $499,000 Roger Pettingell, 941-924-9000 2BR/2BA turnkey furfrom beach. A working 10 unit motel on site. Great location SHF#A360393 nished condo overlooking the gulf, pool & clubhouse. SHF#A3934236 Alinari $325,000 Selina Auvil, 941-388-3966 Upkeep is a breeze in this deLido Key $2,495,000 Don Vercauteren/Patrick DiPinto, 941-924-9000 lightful condo. Community swimming pool. SHF#A3937238 Seaplace II $449,000 Sandy Endres, 941-924-9000 Just look at this tile5BR/5+BA/1CGar Key West style home situated on Lido Key. Grmt kit w/SS roofed 3BR/2BA condo in a gated community. SHF#A3943560 appl SHF#A3907921 Del Sol Village $299,000 Scott Norris, 941-924-9000 Find joy in the warm Lido Beach Club $875,000 Vicki Lonborg, 941-924-9000 2BR/2BA gulf view Longboat Key $439,900 Patrick DiPinto, 941-924-9000 Casual Island living. ambiance of this tile-roofed residence. 4 BR/2 baths. SHF#A3937805 3BR/2BA waterfront home. Walk to the beach! SHF#A3935406 unit has 10 ft ceilings & electric hurricane shutters. SHF#A3919781 Le Chateau $295,000 Laura Pearson, 941-388-3966 Feel right at home in Lido Regency $625,000 Tracy Eisnaugle, 941-388-3966 Beautiful 2BR/2BA Seaplace $419,000 Lynne Koy, 941-924-9000 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished this 1BR delightful waterfront condo next Ritz. SHF#A3936686 condominium with fabulous gulf views! SHF#A3941569 waterfront condo. Elevators. Community swimming pool. SHF#A3934083

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Sand Cay $399,000 Toni Giliberti, 941-924-9000 2BR/2BA Furnished pool- Oak Court $274,900 Martina Coppenrath, 941-924-9000 Add comfort to your life with this fenced 2BR/2BA residence. Oak trees. SHF#A3935584 side end unit with gulf view on ground floor. SHF#A3910155

Longboat Key $8,450,000 Patrick DiPinto, 941-924-9000 Mediterranean- Seaplace $379,500 Sandy Endres, 941-924-9000 Don’t miss this bright & Heritage Oaks $265,900 Lillian Ridgeway, 941-388-3966 Make yourself at style bay front estate. 5BR/5.3BA, pool, dock & boat lift. SHF#A3938145 lovely furnished, remodeled, large 2BR/2BA condo. SHF#A3942130 home in this wheelchair-accessible 3BR/2BA condo. SHF#A3927988 Harbour Court $1,200,000 Judy Kepecz-Hays, 941-924-9000 Bayfront Seaplace II $355,000 Carolyn Donnelly, 941-924-9000 Beautiful updated Broadway Promenade $234,900 Martina Coppenrath, 941-924-9000 home, updtd 3BR & den w/dock; beach access in exclusive Bay Isles. 2BR/2BA condo in beachfront complex, 2 pools, tennis. SHF#A3941465 Choose this appealing 2BR/2BA condo. Elevators. Community swimming SHF#A3940816 Bay Harbour $349,999 Patrick DiPinto, 941-924-9000 Beautifully remodeled pool. SHF#A3940946 Country Club Shores $2,399,000 Judy Kepecz-Hays, 941-924-9000 2BR/2BA penthouse. Southern exposure and bay views. SHF#A3939247 3BR/3+BA bayfront w/views! Deep sailboat water. Deeded beach access inBoca Grove $179,900 Sharon Klein, 941-924-9000 Enjoy a happy haven in cld. SHF#A371944 Seaplace $349,000 Lynne Koy, 941-924-9000 2BR/2BA residence. Includes this tile-roofed condo. 2 BR/2 baths. Garage. SHF#A3938857 2 htd pools/spas, club house & fitness ctr. SHF#A3924866 Longboat Key $1,495,000 Carolyn Donnelly, 941-924-9000 Adorable 3BR direct beachfront vacation home w/gulf & sunset views. SHF#A3943744 Bayport Beach & Tennis $349,000 Lynne Koy, 941-924-9000 2BR/2BA fully Manatee furnished condominium with deeded beach access! SHF#A3943680 Sabal Cove $1,150,000 Linda Weber, 941-924-9000 3B/3B+den estate home Bel Mare Condo $335,000 Team Vitale, 941-388-3966 2/2 Luxury gated w/private setting. Great pool/lanai for entertaining. SHF#A3894897 Mark $239,000 Audrey Marten, 941-924-9000 You will exclaim over this recondo. Spectacular views of Marina, lake & river. Pool/spa SHF#A3940285 warding 2-bedroom condo. Central H/A. SHF#A3941200 Pierre $1,095,000 Barbara Ackerman, 941-924-9000 8th floor; sweeping southwest gulf, bay & city views; 3BR/2BA. SHF#A3942325 Seaplace $235,000 Roger Pettingell, 941-924-9000 Lovely townhouse with Greens At El Conquistador $329,000 Mary Clarke, 941-388-3966 Preloft bedroom & sleeper sofas to accomodate guests. SHF#A3910355 mium lot at IMG Golf Course community. View of 2 lakes and a preserve. Promenade $999,000 Barbara Ackerman, 941-924-9000 Capture marvelous SHF#A3940252 comforts in this wonderful 3BR/3+BA waterfront condo. SHF#A3943632

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Longboat Key $995,000 Barbara Ackerman, 941-924-9000 Prepare for a delightful lifestyle in this contemporary 3BR/2+BA residence. SHF#A3938728 Sarasota $2,595,000 Gabe/Charles Buky, 941-924-9000 Let your dreams lead the way & make this 10,127 sqft piece of paradise yours! SHF#A3934844 Pierre $924,500 Michael/Mary Nell Moore, 941-924-9000 3BR/3BA w/gulf/ Phoenix $1,695,000 Roger Pettingell, 941-924-9000 3BR/3BA downtown bay/golf views. Tennis/pool/spa/fitness and guest suites. SHF#A3934324 condo with Bay views, marble flooring, & custom lighting. SHF#A3926577 Country Club Shores $825,000 Judy Kepecz-Hays, 941-924-9000 On sailboat waters 3 Bdrm+ den w/pool, hurr. shutters & minutes to beach. Gator Creek $1,600,000 Cathy Giliberti, 941-924-9000 Capture marvelous comforts in this exceptional 4BR/5BA residence. Barn. SHF#A3939465 SHF#A3929053

Hidden Oaks $290,000 Shirley Razick, 941-388-3966 You will cheer over this hospitable 3BR/2+BA residence. Ceiling fans. SHF#A3938078 The Oaks $160,000 Scott Norris, 941-924-9000 3BR/2BA Villa w/large LR w/ vaulted ceilings and wood burning fireplace. SHF#A3912071

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Beachplace III $810,000 Maggie Hicks, 941-924-9000 2BR/2BA gulf view Hidden Oaks $599,000 Kathy Scott, 941-388-3966 4BR/3+BA plus guest La Siesta $359,000 Nikki Boguszewski, 941-388-3966 Spectacular gulf views from top floor condo in Siesta’s best location. SHF#A3933018 suite. Open plan. Just minutes to cultural amenities. SHF#A3927555 condo. Travertine floors, granite, & two new bathrooms. SHF#A3924997 Beachplace $599,000 Taube Levitt, 941-388-3966 Exceptional 2BR/2BA wa- Serenoa $449,000 Linda Ann Remley, P.A., 941-388-3966 Warm & bright with appealing styling! 4BR/3+BA home. Community amenities. SHF#A3935823 terfront condo. Elevators, foyer, walk-in closets. SHF#A364129

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Westchester $560,000 Toni Giliberti, 941-924-9000 Gulf views 2BR/2BA Lennox Gardens $449,000 Joe Cinque, 941-924-9000 Everything is harmo- Kingston Arms $324,000 Peter Brennan, 941-388-3966 Stucco condo star. Find joy in the warm ambiance of this delightful unit. SHF#A3938669 Turnkey Furn; screened lanai, storm shutters, pool. SHF#A377930 nious in this 3BR/2+BA home in a gated community. SHF#A3943579

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Bruce A. Myer

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athlete of the week

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SELLING LUXURY REAL ESTATE FOR OVER 30 YEARS

By Rachel S. O’Hara | Community Editor

Rated in the Top 100 agents in Florida JUST LISTED!

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BIRD KEY A truly luxurious 3BR/3.5BA home with over 4,600 sq. ft. of waterfront living beautifully situated on Bird Key. $2,895,000

THE SHORE - 3BR/3BA ground floor condo tastefully updated. Large water views. $699,000

JUST LISTED!

JUST LISTED!

REGENT PLACE Direct Gulf front 3BR/3.5BA upper floor home with over 3,500 sf $2,895,000

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES 3BR/3BA Canal front home w/large caged lanai & pool $887,000

JUST REDUCED!

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VILLA DI LANCIA - 3BR/3BA corner residence w/ large terrace. Fully furnished. $1,499,000

JUST LISTED!

QUEENS HARBOUR - 4BR+Den/3.5BA home with SEA GATE Crisp and bright 2BR/2BA Gulf front beautiful bay views and private dock. $2,395,000 condo w/expansive water views $649,000

INN ON THE BEACH Club Suite Bld. 2 offering a great income opportunity

Stu Rothbaum Stu Rothbaum is originally from Cincinnati and traveled all over the world while working for Procter & Gamble for 32 years. When Rothbaum began planning for retirement 13 years ago, he took up golf. Even though he says he is at a bit of a disadvantage because he started later in life,

Rothbaum has caught up quickly and even scored his first hole-in-one in April on Blue No. 7 at the Longboat Key Club.

See Rothbaum’s tip on relaxing your arms while swinging a club. www.YourObserver.com

Q &A WATER CLUB 2-3BR/3BA Furnished Penthouse with bay/gulf views. $1,395,000

INN ON THE BEACH Club Suite Bld. 4 offering a great income opportunity $429,500

BEACHPLACE 2BR/2BA 2nd Floor

$429,000

Fairway Bay 3BR/3BA

$499,000 Just Listed!

2BR/2.5BA

$449,000 Just Reduced!

2BR/2BA

$329,000 Just Reduced!

Oversized garage and 3 terraces! 2-Story condo with boat dock!

Partially furnished and updated with great bay views!

In the last year I have successfully listed over half of the sales that took place in Fairway Bay!

What is the best part of your game and what are you improving? My short game is OK, that’s where I make my points, and I’m getting better and better at driving. I’ve finally conceded that I may be a senior. I’ve been using more senior clubs, and I’ve seen the results improve dramatically. I’m trying to improve my chipping when I’m about 10 yards off the green and learning how to put the ball real close using my wedges rather than other clubs. What is your go-to club? My go-to club is my 7-wood. That’s the club I use to position the ball so that I can get on the green on the next shot.

VIEW ALL OUR LISTINGS at LONGBOATKEYFORSALE

Whom do you admire in professional golf? I admire Phil Mickelson for his golf game and for what he does outside of golf. I also enjoy watching Tiger Woods play when he plays well.

What is one of the most interesting courses on which you have played? The most interesting course I’ve played is in Hawaii, and it’s called Kapalua Bay. It’s beautiful, and it’s by the water. At one of the par-3 holes, you hit right over the breaking waves. It’s very, very lovely. In fact, at that golf course, the rangers come over and ask you if you’re having a good time rather than trying to speed you up. What do you like most about the game of golf? I like golf for a couple of reasons. It gets me outdoors for four or five hours. It’s got a social aspect to it, and I enjoy playing with other people. You have to be well coordinated to hit the ball well. I enjoy all kinds of athletics, and it brings them all together for me. I work out intensely with a trainer the other three days a week I don’t play golf, and we work on flexibility and building the right muscles for the golf game.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES 3BR/4BA Exquisite home SUNRISE SHORES - Furnished 2BR + Den/2BA PIERRE- 3BR/3BA Two terraces and Gulf views Offered at $799,000 $349,000 on canal with many upgrades. $1,499,000 with bay views.

I HAVE CLOSED 23 SUCCESSFUL TRANSACTIONS IN 2011 AND HAVE 6 PENDING CLOSINGS!

HUDSON LANDINGS - Downtown 2-3BR/2BA condo with dock/lift and 1-car garage. $399,000

Bruce A. Myer

DIRECT: 941-387-1847 CELL: 941-376-5311 EMAIL: Bruce@BruceMyer.com Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Ste. 1 Longboat Key At the Charthouse

BOBBIE BANAN, REALTOR® 356-2659 • 383-2659

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Michael Saunders & Company

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LIDO BEACH CLUB - Furnished 2BR/2BA, 10th CLUB LONGBOAT - Furnished 3BR/2BA tennis $445,000 floor condo with Gulf view. $699,900 player’s haven on the Gulf!

Longboat Key GULF FRONT - Wonderful 5 bedroom, 5 bath home on 1.2 acres with 44 ft. beach side lap pool. Other features include a kitchen with stainless appliances, 4 car garage and abundant fruit trees. ...........................FURNISHED $4,995,000 GULF FRONT - Corner ground floor 2/2 condo, beautifully updated, decorated and furnished, Pet friendly..................SOLD $549,000 HARBOUR LINKS - An awesome lifestyle awaits you in this corner villa with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a den and a 2 car garage, located on the Harbourside Golf course at the Longboat Key Club. The community is pet friendly and offers Beach Club membership. . ................................................................................................................................FURNISHED $409,000 YOU WILL ENJOY BAY & MARINA VIEWS from the living room, master bedroom & the screened porch of this 2/2 condo located at the south end of LBK. The community offers a heated pool, boat docks, fitness facility. Furnished...........$339,000 BANYAN BAY - Beach to Bay complex. This charming 2 bedroom condo is designed for seaside living. Tennis, pool, fishing pier. Pet Friendly................................................................................................................................................................$269,900 BAY HARBOUR - South end of LBK, 2/2 expertly renovated w/ direct bay and marina views. Amenities include boat docks, fishing pier heated pool. ................................................................................................................PENDING $395,000 LBK 2 bedroom and a den Village home - lovely treed lot - close to beach and bay.......................................... $489,000 WHITNEY BEACH - BEACH TO BAY - 1/1 in desirable community with boat docks, fishing pier, tennis courts, and a wonderful walking beach. 2 pets allowed .......................................................................................FURNISHED $199,000 UNIqUE 1 bedroom, 2 bath ground floor at Whitney Beach. Great amenities. 2 Pets allowed. FURNISHED $199,500 WINDWARD BAY - Sunrise, sunset! You’ll enjoy both from 2/2 renovated residence with unobstructed bay views. The community offers 2 pools, tennis courts, fitness facility, and boat docks............................................................$399,000

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Ranked the top # 1# 1C C OO LL D WWE E LL Lin EERRofAAGGEENNTT D LB BA AN NKK1% in Florida for 2009 Florida for2009 2009 Worldwide in in Florida for Coldwell Banker Associates

By Robin Hartill | Community Editor

+ LBK Coldwell office ranks among NRT’s top offices Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate announced that its Longboat Key office ranked as the No. 4 office nationwide in 2010 sales volumes for branches with 36 to 50 agents. The ranking was done by NRT LLC, Coldwell Banker’s parent company. The Longboat Key office has ranked in the top five offices of its size for five consecutive years. In Longboat Key’s ZIP code, 34228, the office closed 142 transactions in 2010 and accounted for 45.3% of all listings of more than $1 million sold on Longboat Key, according to a prepared statement. “The biggest reason why our office has been so successful is the remarkable dedication of our outstanding sales associates,” said managing broker Bob Stanley in a prepared statement. “Our office was the only nationally recognized Coldwell Banker office in the state of Florida based on sales volume. The office has been home to the No. 1 agent in closed sales volume in Sarasota County for the past four years, and we consistently have five or six agents in the top 10 in sales volume according to the local MLS.”

+ Wagner Realty announces its top agents for April Wagner Realty announced its top agents for the month of April. Listing honors went to Debra Ibasfalean, of the Longboat Key office, and Jim Zoff, of the Anna Maria office. Sales honors went to Curt Bell, of the Longboat Key office, and David Moynihan, of the Anna Maria office.

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Longboat Key – Boater’s Fantasy 3,435 SF home with 114 feet of DEEP water frontage! Extra large rooms, with living area on one level and tons of ground floor play space. Covered 45x20 slip and Jet $ Ski dock included. 995,000

Longboat Key – Direct Beach Front “The Johnson Estate” Gated privacy on 2+ acres w/ 150 ft. of Gulf front. 10,000 SF. 7BR/6.5BA includes separate attached guest wing. New in ‘07. $ 11,500,000 www.Johnsonestatelongboatkey.com

La Bellasara – Golden Gate Point

Sea Gate Club - Direct Gulf Front Floor-to-ceiling glass frames the Beach and Sunsets from every room in this 1,470 SF 2BR/2BA with higher ceilings, wood floors and 2 terraces. Great amenities and on-site management. Walk to shopping. $579,000

Sparkling water views from this amazing 5,585SF Penthouse apartment with 4BR/5BA, private his & hers studies, wine cellar & separate tasting area, media room and large terrace overlooking the Bay and downtown. Private boat dock & 2 car garage. $5,950,000

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Bird Key - Wide Open Bay Front

Stunning Bay views from this fully renovated contemporary 2-story home on fabulous Bird Key. 3 BR + large office/4th BR, 4.5 baths, family room, private dock with boat lift &2-car garage. $2,195,000

Pierre – Spectacular Views

Gulf, Golf Course, Sarasota Bay, & downtown city lights views from this 2BR + den/3rd BR apartment on the 8th floor with 3 full bathrooms and 2,410 sq. ft. Behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club. $ 1,095,000

RED ROCK TERRACE - Oyster Bay Vacant Lot Lot w/ House Plans

$439,000 GRAND BAY II - Bay & City Views 4th Floor 3BR/3BA 2,781 Sq. Ft.

Promenade - Penthouse Sweeping Gulf and Bay views with sunsets. 2,612 luxurious sq. ft. w/ 10 ft ceilings, fireplace, wet bar, granite & marble baths, 2 terraces, & 2 valuable $ garage parking spaces included. 999,000

$1,395,000

PIERRE - Longboat Key Direct Beach Front 3rd Floor 3 BR/3BA 2,410 Sq. Ft.

BEACHPLACE III – Direct Gulf Front

+ Marie Monsky joins MS&Co. LBK South office

#302 - 3rd Floor 2BR/2BA

Marie Monsky has joined the Longboat Key South office of Michael Saunders & Co. as part of the Saint Cacchiotti & Associates team. Monsky moved in 1996 to Sarasota from New York City, where she worked as a retailing executive with a major department-store chain for more than 25 years and also ran a sleepwear company, for Monsky which she oversaw both domestic and import production and supervised a sales force of more than 20. She entered the real-estate business in 2005.

Deep Water Frontage 3,435 Sq. Ft.

9th Floor 3BR+Den/3.5BA 3,172 Sq. Ft. La Bellasara - Downtown Bay Front Outstanding Bay, Marina, & City Skyline views! 3BR/4.5BA + study or 4th BR with 3,370 SF. w/ summer kitchen, private elevator lobby, 2-car garage Turnkey furnished. Annual lease available $2,395,000

Lido Shores - Direct Gulf Front Palazzo Combines 200 ft. of seawalled Gulf front with private Dock and Beach access. This 7,415 SF residence built in 2003 has 5BR/8BA, exercise room, his and her bath & studies, 50 ft pool/spa & 5-car garage.$8,900,000

$1,985,000

BEACHPLACE III - DIRECT GuLF FRONT #304 - 3rd floor beach front apartment.

$670,000

Siestas Bayside – Deep Water Canal Gorgeous waterfront home fully updated with wood & granite throughout, 2,641 square feet, three bedrooms/ two baths and a large tropical patio area with pool/spa, boat $ dock with lift and floating jet-ski dock. 918,000

Sanctuary III - Behind the Gates Desirable 5th floor Southeast corner 3BR/2.5 BA with wide open Bay, City, and LBK Club Golf Course views. 3rd bedroom doubles as a den with quality built-in’s and renovated kitchen has granite, wood and newer $ 799,900 appliances.

Water Club I - Direct Beach Front Exquisite 3,045 SF luxury on 5th floor w/Gulf views, private elevator foyer, 3BR/4BA, study area in master suite. Beautiful window treatments, plantation shutters, marble floors, full wine bar. $ 1,800,000

Bayport- Sporting Community

Grand Bay I – 9th Floor Bay Front Best of both worlds, sunrises on the Bay and sunsets on the Gulf! 3BR/3.5BA with private elevator foyer, 11 ft. ceilings, his & her baths and two large terraces. Many unique interior finishes! 2 garage spaces. $ 1,195,000

Beach retreat that lives like a home. Beautifully & freshly remodeled, 3 full BR with sitting areas, and loads of storage, 2 private patios, his/her bath $ areas. Steps to private beach. 649,900

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, LLC 941-387-1820 Direct 37328 54245

$995,000

SAVOY - Downtown & Bay Views

6th floor 3 bedroom, 3 full bath apartment with beautiful water views, private elevator, 10 foot ceilings and two expansive terraces for viewing nightly sunsets. Gated community with excellent amenities. $1,699,000

941-953-6000 941-359-3435

$695,000

LONGBOAT KEY – Boater’s Fantasy

Water Club I - Gulf & Bay Views

LEASING & MANAGING HOMES & CONDOS Annual, Seasonal, Vacation

$799,000

Bird Key – Bay & City Views Gorgeous two-story home on 213’ of waterfront with wide open City, Bay and canal views. 4BR/5 full & 2 half baths, Infinity edge pool & boat dock $ with 20,000 lb lift. 4,950,000

201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite #1, Longboat Key

800-910-8728 Toll-Free

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www.JennetteProperties.com

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BRIDGE HAND

By Donna Swan | Contributing Writer

Good play makes winning easy This hand is from a summer duplicate game in Michigan. North can be excused for his three-spade bid. Most bridge players would have a bidding problem with the North hand. South felt that because the opponents held the diamond suit, all of North’s cards would be working, so he ventured to a four-spade contract. East doubled and doubted if the contract could make. West cashed two high diamonds and shifted to the Jack of hearts. Had

he simply continued with a third diamond, he would surely have set the contract. South was quick to take advantage of this reprieve. He ducked the heart in the dummy and won the queen in his hand when East played low. Because West surely had the 10 of hearts for his shift to the Jack, declarer continued with a low heart to the eight. East took the ace and exited with a heart to dummy’s king. Declarer ran the nine of spades and led the

Dealer: West

Jack of clubs. When that won, he took another club finesse and cashed the ace of clubs. The rest was easy. Declarer ruffed his diamond with the ace of trump while East under-ruffed, then Declarer ran the 10 of trump to pick up the suit and make his contract.

West

♠ A 10 9 ♥K85 ♦ 10 7 ♣J8763

♠4 ♥ J 10 6 3 ♦ A KQJ92 South ♣94 ♠ KQ83 ♥ Q92 ♦ 843 ♣ A Q 10

Donna Swan is a resident of Longboat Key, an ardent bridge player and an American Contract Bridge League certified director who plays “for the fun of it.”

IT’S READ EVERYWHERE

Bidding: South Pass 3 ♦ Pass Pass

West Pass 3 ♠ Pass Pass

Opening Lead: K

East

♠ J7652 ♥ A74 ♦ 65 ♣K52

North Pass Pass Double

East 1♠ 4♠ Pass

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5360 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 101, Longboat Key

Call 941-383-5577 or visit www.wagnerrealty.com

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DUBAI. Longboat Key resident Joan Kiernan brought her Longboat Observer to catch up on all the latest news while visiting the Burj Al Arab hotel, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Behind her is the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

CONRAD BEACH

Mrs.Rogers’

Incredible opportunity to own 2 adjoining lots west of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Conrad Beach boasts timeless architecture, com. pool & clubhouse. Purchase separately or w/ M5815731. Peter Uliano $260,000 #M5815734

Neighborhood

Annette Rogers has ranked among Greater Sarasota’s top-producing Realtors for 37 years.

LONGBOAT KEY 3BR/2BA VILLA

furnished, glass enclosed lanai, new A/C, laundry room & large eat-in kitchen. Pool, tennis, beach access. Seller to pay all maintenance costs to end of year. Dorothy Cook #A3913998

“She is all of the things I’d hoped a real estate agent would be: intelligent, expert, courteous, patient, reassuring and available. To put it bluntly, she is the consummate professional.”

$275,000

ENJOY THE WATER VIEWS

from this 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo. Updated kitchen, W/D, newer air, 2 pools, 2 tennis courts, 2 marinas, beach access, only $12 a month for boat slip. Dorothy Cook #A3939881 $275,000

Legendary Service. Remarkable Results. Contact Annette today.

2BR/2BA BAYFRONT

furnished condo on beautiful Longboat Key. 40ft deeded boat slip, updated master bath, heated pool, tennis courts, community boat ramp. Marcia Bayard $385,000 #M5818656

PRISTINE WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA

overlooking Palma Sola Bay. Assigned boat slip. Retreat to paradise. Luscious landscaping, 2 minutes to beaches on Anna Maria Island. Fish heaven! Debra Ibasfalean #M5820999

$550,000

AMAZING VIEW

941.383.7591 (office) 941.284.7373 (mobile) annetterogers@michaelsaunders.com

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Sunrise/sunset

RAINFALL North Mon., May 23 0.00 Tues., May 24 0.00 Wed., May 25 0.00 Thurs., May 26 0.00 Fri., May 27 0.00 Sat., May 28 0.00 Sun., May 29 0.00

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Month to date: 2011 2.63 in Year-to-date:

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2010 0.47 in.

2011 2010 15.87 in. 11.09 in.

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TemperatureS

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Tues., May 24 Wed., May 25 Thurs., May 26 Fri., May 27 Sat., May 28 Sun., May 29 Mon., May 30

Record Temps. High Low 95 (1991) 65 (1982) 95 (1991) 67 (1987) 93 (1992) 67.5 (2009) 96 (1982) 61 (1986) 95 (1995) 66 (1984) 95 (1989) 66 (1984) 96 (1981) 60 (1984)

Average Gulf water temperature: 85.1 James Monnig submitted this sunset photo, taken at The Diplomat Resort, 3155 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

TIDE CHART

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MOVING SALE 10a.m.-3p.m. - Saturday, June 4 375 W. Royal Flamingo Bird Key - Sarasota 34236

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STUDIO APARTMENT for rent at Lerfald Landings on a canal across from Whitney Beach. Water included. $700 month. 1 year lease required. (941)565-1401, (941)792-0411.

King bed set & 2 pair of twin beds, original watercolors, 9 wood block prints, sofa/loveseat, wall hung shelves & cabinets, recliner, lamps, 3 TVs, DVD/VCR, love seat, 2 patio sets, dining set, desk, love seat, chests, 3 youth bikes, 3 women’s bikes, 1 man’s, DCS gas grill, HP printer, end tables, router, chest, pool stuff, fishing gear, crib, baby seat, pack & play, stereo, fax, linens, & kitchenware.

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Autos For Sale 1998 BENZ ML320 SUV- Outstanding shape. Sunroof, Leather, New Radio, Heated Seats, Trunk Liner. Clean inside and out. New brakes all around. Tires are in good shape. 139k miles. Car has no mechanical problems. Call to come and look! 941-3833313 or cell 201-452-2063 Asking $6,500.

Autos Wanted AUTOS WANTED! Let me take the hassle out of selling your car. Cash offered today! Call Mike, 941-713-2277.

Boat Slips For Rent/Sale 32FT. BOAT slip for rent, Boat House of LBK, 3rd level, dry. Call 718-974-5269 or 718-979-8017. BOAT SLIP. High and dry, indoor, for sale or lease. Southend of LBK at the Boathouse. Owner financing available. For info call 941-544-5597. FOR RENT: 24/ft. inside Boat Rack at Boat House on Longboat Key. $295/mo. (708)267-6704.

Boats BOATS ARE SELLING VERY WELL 16’ Center Consoles to 65’ Motor Yachts. Island resident 15 yrs., many referrals. “Let’s talk about selling your boat”. I keep it simple. 941-228-3489 - Yachtingflorida@aol.com

Furnishings LAKEWOOD RANCH ESTATEAluminum 5-piece patio (cost $1700Restoration Hardware) now $699; Sofa & loveseat (Robb & Stucky) like new $850. Henredon and Drexel bedroom sets, Stearns & Foster Beds, Stiffe lamps, Stanley Entertainment Center for plasma/LCD ($350@Robb &Stucky) $995. 5-piece Cherry Home Office w/2-lateral files, La-Z-Boy sleeper, much, much, more.

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Condos For Sale BOTTONWOOD COVE, LBK- Beach to Bay Complex. 3BR/2BA, 1700 sq. ft. includes 2 lanai’s. Furnished, granite kitchen, all new appliances & AC. Boat slips, pool and tennis. $429,000. Steve or Craig Abbott, Michael Saunders & Company. 941-374-3003 DISCOVER THE OTHER ISLAND. Tidy Island in Sarasota Bay. Waterfront 3/2/2 condo on private Island. Views of lake, bay & preserve. Former model, sold furnished! $249,900. Katharine Pepper, RoseBay Real Estate 941-792-9459.

LBK GAS Station Site. Corner Gulf of Mexico Dr. & Broadway. Various commercial uses. $850,000 Longview Realty, 941-383-6112. www.longviewrealty.com

Condos/Apts. For Rent ANNUAL RENTAL- Direct gulf front 2/2 furnished condo available 1995/mo. Linda 941-962-4884 BEACH-TO-BAY CONDO at Bayport BTC. First floor, end unit. Newly decorated 2 bed/2 bath. Free local phone, cable and wireless Internet. Pictures and details: www.bayportbtc.com. Contact owner at 615-376-9448

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FIRST LIDO 1900 Ben Franklin. Large 1BR/2BA condo. Gulf view from all windows, No obstruction. Rent for 6 months or longer. $1500. 513-541-1135.

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GULF, BEACHFRONT: 2BR/2BA, lanai, W/D, pool. Pet okay. $1800/mo. O/B/O. 760-944-1124, debbieschaefer@msn.com or www.5201gulfofmexicodrive.com

DOWNTOWN SARASOTA BAYFRONT GULF VIEWS. DOUBLE UNIT - REGENCY HOUSE - 435 GULFSTREAM AVE. 3330+ sq.ft. living area with split 2-3BR/3BA. Totally remodeled, parquet floors, granite kitchen, walk-in closets, office/den with built-ins. Hurricane shutters, a 180 degree view of the keys and the Gulf. A must see unit. Steps to downtown activities and restaurants. Price reduced. RON STAHL REALTY, 941-374-1671.

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Homes For Sale DIRECT GULFFRONT 4BR/4.5BA +den, 3 car garage, pool/ spa, elevator, security. Immaculate 2005 Mediterranean style architecture with breathtaking Gulf views. 5,146 sq.ft. under roof on N. Anna Maria, 12106 Gulf Drive. $3,400,000 furnished. Contact Owner/ Broker, 941-920-1699. ISLAND COTTAGE- 3 bed/ 2 bath home for sale, 601 St. Judes Dr. Longboat Key. Appox. 1400 sq ft. $285.000. 941-387-0136

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Vacation/Seasonal Rentals 392 FIREHOUSE LANE, LBK. Newer upscale & stylish Gulfside home. Steps to beach & pool. 2BR +loft. Annual or Seasonal. No pets. Owner/Agent, 941544-0214, www.LuxuryHomes-Condos.com BEACHPLACE 3BR, UPDATED, TASTEFULLY DECORATED. GULF & BAY VIEWS. AVAILABLE IN SEASON & ANNUAL CALL CYNTHIA 407-492-5749

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FLORIDA VACATION CONNECTION www.FLvacationconnection.com 941-387-9709 877-705-2460 EXQUISITE GETAWAY on Longboat Key (LBK) Beachplace property available for RENT – NEWLY owned - Luxurious 2BR/2BA condo with views of the Gulf of Mexico & private golf course. Private terrace. New appliances. Fully equipped unit with recent upgrades and decorating. Steps to the beach, Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, organized social activities and sports are optional. Covered parking, excess closet/storage space. Maid service is optional. By owner: rental options on a monthly basis, from 07/2011 to 12/2012. Rent is negotiable based on length of stay. Corner unit. We welcome your inquiries, email kimberley@kpaa.ca or call us at (647)225.3003. FAIRWAY BAY, 2BR/2BA, furnished condo overlooking Sarasota Bay. Gated community, access to private beach club, pool & tennis on premises. Rent by the season or monthly, 2 month minimum. 412-370-8787 502-456-4361. LBK BEACHPLACE Condo. Beachfront, 2BR/2BA. Elegantly furnished, heated pool, tennis court, covered parking, exercise room. Available June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct. & Dec. 2011. Non-smoking/ pets. By owner. 941-383-1884. LBK- Live at Beach. Huge ranch home. Private community, has everything! Water views. LPP02@yahoo.com, 773-842-3445 LBK: 1BR condo, Gulf side with Island view. Minimum required stay of 7 nights. 941-383-1083.

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LBK: TIFFANY Plaza Beachfront Condos, 1st floor, 2BR/2BA, walk out to beach. Beautifully furnished, heated pool, covered parking. 1 mo. min. 941-383-3338.

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LIDO BEACH Vacation paradise. 1 & 2 bedroom condos overlooking beautiful Lido Beach. Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental condo. 1-800-734-3370. LONGBOAT KEY. Gulf front, heated pool on beach, 1BR/1BA condo, full kitchen, dining, sleeps 4, king pillowtop. 617-328-7145. LONGBOAT: DIRECT Beachfront condo, 2BR/2BA. Rental $3800 +tax/mo. Jan, Feb, or March. 727-501-3675. LONGBOAT: DIRECT Beachfront Condo, 2BR/2BA. $2000+ tax/mo. April-December. 727-501-3675. ON THE Gulf w/pool. 1BR condo, sleeps 4. Nicely furnished, cable, phone, full kitchen, living, dining area, W/D in building. Weekly or Monthly. May through January. $1600/mo. 351-5101. TOWN HOUSE at Seaplace, steps to 2 miles private beach. Fully equipped, 2BR/2.5BA, lanai, terrace, tropical garden, pools, tennis, clubhouse, barbecue sites, sauna, Jacuzzi. Available for $3800 during season, add 10% tax. mandalka@gmx.de WEEKLY RENTALS. Luxurious, fully furnished 1 - 4 bedrooms. Condominiums and Cottages. Beach to Bay. On-site management. Pools, tennis, boat slips. Visit: www.FloridaRent.com for information and virtual tours. 800-333-7335, 941-383-3117.

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“There are actually more people living outside of the country who know about this train than people living in Sarasota,” Bob Horne says. “It’s designed for small weddings, business meetings and fashion shows. It’s still a work in progress.”

Off the beaten track Once upon a time, Bob Horne owned a diner chock-full of circus paraphernalia. Now, he’s running a circus train that serves lunch and Sunday brunch, hoping it will one day haul passengers from its home base to various cities and offer everything from circus acts to jazz music.

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get Self-Storage, cruise through a half-empty parking lot the size of a football field, continue past a faded, little, pink guard shack and stop just short of a giant warehouse building.

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BOB’S TRAIN from 1 On the left, beneath the hunter-green awning laced with dangling gold stars, whose shadows shift on the ground whenever the wind catches them, is the main entrance to the train — your destination. The train, as you might suspect, sits on top of real train tracks. The dining area is so squeaky clean you could eat a hamburger off the navy carpet without thinking twice. Standing behind the bar is the owner and chef, Bob Horne. It’s Monday afternoon and he’s long since wrapped up breakfast and lunch and is relaxing in his usual attire — a blue button-down with the sleeves rolled up, which he says complements his blue eyes, and If you go black pants. A halfBob’s Train consumed bottle of is open for Beck’s rests next to lunch from him on the counter, 11:30 a.m. to signaling that the 2 p.m. Monday day’s work is offithrough Friday cially done. and for brunch If you lived in from 10:30 Sarasota five years a.m. to 2 p.m. ago, then you’ve Sundays. It’s definitely heard of located at Horne. If you ever 2211 Fruitville visited Bob’s Place Road, in in the Rosemary Sarasota. District, you’d remember him and his extensive collection of circus photographs and posters plastered on the diner’s walls. Whether you tasted it or just heard about it, you’d recall his cream of skunk soup and beaver tails. (Don’t worry: Neither dish is made with real skunk or beaver.) The red, white and blue “bar car” of Bob’s Train was originally a New York day coach that housed back-to-back seats for its trips from New York to Boston. When Amtrak took over the rails and began buying new rolling stock, it was sent to the Vandenberg Airport, in Tampa, and it used to take work crews out to missile launch sites. Horne purchased the bar car and two other cars — the utility car and a main dining car — from the Ringling Bros. Circus in 2005. At the time, the cars were compartmentalized with tiny rooms, similar to military barracks, in which families lived. They were last used during the circus’ 2004 blues show. “When I was teaching at Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences, the thought was always, ‘If I had a chance to play with trains ... ’ This (train) is 345 feet long right

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“This last car will be the main dining car that seats 96 people,” Bob Horne says. “It has about 400 or more photos of the world of circus and entertainment. I had a bunch of photos in the diner, but not even one-third of what I have here.” now and more than 250 tons — it’s a pretty good-sized toy.” The utility and main dining cars contain historical photo galleries of famous people, past and present, who have come to Sarasota. They’ve all been involved in music, sports or the circus, but mostly the circus. There’s a photo of Pope John Paul II receiving his circus top hat and diploma as a circus ringmaster from The Rev. Jerry Hogan. There’s a drawing of John Ringling as a clown at age 18, as well as a photograph of the inaugural performance of the Ringling Circus Oct. 28, 1928, at Central Avenue and 11th Street. Along one of the walls, Marilyn Monroe can be seen riding an elephant painted pink just for her. “This is no longer my train,” Horne says, his eyes scanning the walls. “This is a museum, and it’s ending up being owned by the people of Sarasota. I get to play the ham, which is not difficult for me, because I’m a well-cured ham.” Getting the train up and running has taken longer than Horne thought would be necessary. However, the original concept — a dinner train that runs from Sarasota to Tampa and to Gainesville, Raymond James Stadium and Jacksonville

PRIZED POSSESSION In addition to Bob’s train, Horne’s most prized piece of history is JOMAR — John and Mable Ringling’s private train car that he’s restoring. Whenever Horne gives tours of the train, he likes to tell the stories of the Ringling’s travels aboard JOMAR. “I moved JOMAR down the street at 4 a.m. in 2004,” Horne said. “It weighed 80 tons. I had a police escort in the front and back, and circus fans watching as we set it back on the tracks.” When Horne acquired the train, it was rusted through, and the roof was in deplorable shape. Homeless people had broken into it and been living in it and under it, and anything of value had been stolen for scrap or burned. Horne plans to return it to its original 1917 state and having the capability of hosting private parties and dinners. As Horne’s way of giving back to the community, JOMAR will become an auction item for organizations to raise money by offering nights on the car for up to three couples. for football games, which he’s gotten approval for through Amtrak — excites him. “The most fun will be costume-party nights when we have 400 guests and staff dressed to the nines in period costume

from the 1880s and 1920s,” Horne says. “The trolleys will meet the train and take everyone to the art galleries in downtown Tampa for a private champagne reception.”

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working for months without my presence, and then I show up at the end and see the fruits of their Playwright Michael Hollinger labor.” made a guest appearance May In addition to attending a per19, at Florida Studio Theatre, to formance of the show, Hollinger, discuss his latest work, “Ghosta professor at Philadelphia’s Writer,” which closes FST’s mainVillanova University, parstage season this weekticipated in a Q&A sesend. sion with audience memDuring his whirlwind bers and a brainstorming 24 hours in Sarasota, tête-à-tête with theater Hollinger, whose critiinterns. cally acclaimed “Opus” It turns out the writer’s ran during the company’s calculated decision to 2008-2009 season, hyphenate “Ghost-Writer” dined with co-producers didn’t go unnoticed by of the play, along with Courtesy photo discerning FST interns. “Ghost-Writer” Director Asked why he opted Michael Hollinger Kate Alexander. for a hyphen in the title, The 49-year-old writer Hollinger replied, “It admits that although he rarely gets suggests the dual nature of the to meet the people who present ghostwriter in the play.” his plays, the connection is still To see what he means by this “weirdly intimate.” cryptic explanation, check out “My collaborators are usually so “Ghost-Writer” before it wraps June far-flung, especially this late in the 4. For tickets, visit www.floridasturun,” Hollinger says. “They’ve been diotheatre.org.

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+ Booker Middle spends a night at the Met For the past few weeks, 35 students from Booker Middle School have immersed themselves in Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” Nose in book, they’ve studied the story of the opera, learned the arias of the characters, explored Verdi’s life and documented their

work through journal writing, photographs and video. The students, who are enrolled in creative writing and visual performing-arts chorus classes at BMS, attended the HD simulcast of “Il Trovatore” from the Metropolitan Opera Wednesday,

May 18, at Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20. They kicked off the evening with an Italian meal at Mediterraneo. The program is a pilot of The Met: HD Live in Schools, which transmits opera performances live from the Met stage to students.

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First-time filmmaker One Sarasota resident is having a sidesplitting time producing a comedy, ‘The Lon Chaney Thing.’

You’d never in a million years picture Mark Troy as a mobster-goon-muscle-guy. But that’s the exact role he landed for his first film gig two years ago, when a group of college students from the University of Tampa hired him for their film, “The Source.” “I was Goon No. 3,” says Troy as he props his arm on the nearest pillow of his cushiony couch. He still looks like anything but a mean mobster. “They picked me because I looked kind of heavy built, and I can make a mean face if I have to. I didn’t have any lines — and I was thrilled with that.” “The Source” helped Troy branch off into other arenas. He graduated from acting in student films and moved up to independent productions with seasoned professionals. When Troy was 13 years old, he took to his neighborhood with his parents’ 8mm camera, making movies that ranged from science fiction and horror to comedies. But he knew pursuing filmmaking as a career wasn’t an option, so he put it on the back burner, set his sights on college and entered the corporate world. Two years ago, after spending 20 years in financial services, Troy knew the timing was right for him to reunite with his longtime passions — acting and filming. Wanting to take some professional lessons, he signed up for standup comedy classes at McCurdy’s Humor Institute, which went nothing like he expected. He bombed. “At first, they have it set up so that a

Film faves Jack Nicholson — “He was especially great as R.P. McMurphy in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.’ He had a big impact on me.” Jerry Lewis — “You either love him or hate him, but you can’t beat him for over-the-top comedy. I always liked his solo stuff more than his films with Dean Martin.” Buster Keaton and Lon Chaney Sr. — “Two true masters from the 1920s. Keaton owned physical comedy and Chaney, of course, ‘The Man of a Thousand Faces.’”

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“The most fun I had in a role was playing Clint in ‘Sometimes Called Falling in Love,’” Mark Troy says. “He was this egotistical guy going on a blind date, and I ended up faking this overthe-top Southern accent and had camera guys laughing so hard they couldn’t even look at me.” friendly little audience comes in when you give standup, but after that, it’s miserable,” Troy says. “It’s a whole different thing trying to do your own thing with jokes you think are funny, and you’re trying to deliver and there’s dead silence. I still do standup, but only when I’m feeling masochistic and think I need some punishment.” Troy did 10 to 12 films during his first year acting, but when work started to space out, he started making his own films here and there, but they were more for humor than anything else. One night while watching “Man of One Thousand

Faces” with his significant other, Patricia Woodruff, the two started blurting out silly movie ideas. “It’s about the life of Lon Chaney, a superstar from 1920s silent movies, who had the ability to transform himself physically into anything you could imagine — grotesque people, women, the Hunchback of Notre Dame,” Troy says. “We thought it would be funny if I made a film of me being a bad Lon Chaney, someone who wants to be a master of disguises but isn’t good at it at all.” So that’s what Troy did. His first task was

finding someone with the right equipment and a good sense of humor — someone who would see the silliness in the film. He contacted Joel Godin, of Venice, who happily agreed to co-produce the film and direct the photography. He then tracked down the actors: David Vogel, Sarasota actors Sage Hall and Patrick McCall, and John Smith, who is appearing in the upcoming Robert Redford feature, “The Conspirators.” They started filming May 14 and shot scenes at the HuB, Broadway Bar and L Train, in St. Petersburg. “This thing is way bigger than me and Patricia filming each other with a flip camera,” Troy says. “Playing (the character of) Mark is a blast, because he’s silly, dumb and doesn’t think about the consequences. He’s a piece of my alter ego, a goofy child.” In the film, viewers will see three episodes of Troy’s character trying out newfound methods of expressing himself. One method gets him fired, another gets his wife all fired up and the third finds him physically hurt. “He does get a victory, but it’s despite his efforts, not because of them,” Troy says. “Ever since we finished the scenes, everybody has told me to, ‘Please hurry and finish it up,’ because they can’t wait to see it.”

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Lee Roy Selmon’s: ‘more than barbecue’ RECIPE

SELMON’S CHOPPED SALAD Yield: one serving

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2 cups mixed lettuces, chopped 2 tablespoons red cabbage, chopped 2 tablespoons carrots in matchsticks or shredded 1 tablespoon corn kernels 2 tablespoons cooked bacon, chopped 2 tablespoons red peppers, diced 2 tablespoons tomatoes, diced 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated 5 ounces cooked chicken breast (one breast), chopped finely 1 1/2 ounces honey mustard dressing 1 ounce potato sticks, optional Chopped cilantro or parsley for garnish

In a mixing bowl, add lettuce mix, veggies, bacon, cheese and chicken, and toss well with a pair of tongs. Add dressing, and toss evenly to coat. Mound mixed salad from the mixing bowl high in a salad bowl. Pile potatoes sticks high in the center of the salad. Sprinkle chopped herb over the salad and serve immediately.

Lee Roy Selmon’s Matt Thomas a busy place. They served 1,238 covers on Mother’s Day; they expect to do that many or more on Father’s Day. It’s no surprise that Valentine’s Day is also a big one. Thomas has been in the restaurant business 28 years. He started on the grill in the kitchen at Ruby Tuesday and has been with Lee Roy Selmon’s for 10 years. Chef Mike Koertgen is in charge of the kitchen, including the menu’s daily specials. Selmon’s is a sports bar with a huge bar, lots of big-screen TVs and enthusiastic watchers but without the slightest hint of the grunge that sometimes characterizes the category. At the same time, it is a family restaurant that also does a healthy volume of business lunches. Most of all, Selmon’s is unique to Florida. Thomas says that arriving snowbirds make it one of their first stops. “(They want) Florida staples — what they don’t get a home,” he says.

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SELMON’S FRIED GREEN TOMATOES Yield: one appetizer serving 6 to 8 green tomato slices, 1/4-inch thick, cut in half Flour Egg wash Cracker breading (unsalted saltine-type crackers crushed and mixed with flour) Oil for deep frying Green tomato sauce: mayonnaise seasoned to taste with horseradish and Creole mustard.

Toss the tomato slices in flour until coated completely. Shake off excess flour. Dip tomato slices into egg wash and evenly coat. Toss tomatoes in the cracker breading until well coated. Heat oil to 350 degrees and fry slices for three minutes. Remove and pat with a paper towel to remove excess oil. Plate with a ramekin of green tomato sauce in the center, and garnish with chopped parsley. Editor’s note: Egg wash typically consists of one to two tablespoons of water or milk per egg, lightly beaten. This makes a generous appetizer serving.

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Sarasota Orchestra’s Leif Bjaland Leif Bjaland is leaving. The announcement that the Sarasota Orchestra’s artistic director and conductor was departing sent shockwaves around the city, but when you think about it for a bit, it really doesn’t come as that much of a surprise. Bjaland came in 1997 to Sarasota and took over an orchestra that had been under the leadership of Paul Wolf for decades. Wanting to make his mark on the ensemble, the newcomer slowly etched away at the ranks of musicians, molding them to the sound he wanted and replacing those ready for retirement with a retinue of young, eager, facile instrumentalists. The repertoire began to change, too. Commissions were made for new composers to write works specially created for the Sarasota sound. Music that hadn’t made an appearance on a program for many years, if ever, began popping up on Masterworks concerts. Multi-media presentations crept in, illustrating, enlightening and entertaining audiences. And the “showman” side of Bjaland came out in its full glory, speaking, explaining, illumining and cajoling listeners to open their ears, sit up straighter and experience the new along

with the enduring. The orchestra members were sitting up straighter, too. They were taking tremendous pride in their work because they were being given the opportunity to play, not only as a well-oiled ensemble, but also as soloists and chamber musicians. Bjaland became an innovator. His “Journeys to Genius” programs illuminating the life of a particular composer or style through music, commentary and videos are nothing short of genius in themselves. Innovator, orchestra-builder, clear, concise, emotional and inspirational conductor, Bjaland has brought a lot to Sarasota in more than 15 years. But, whether it was his idea to leave or whether it was a mutual decision or, perhaps, a misguided judgment from a well-intentioned board, it probably is time for a change — for all parties. Moving from here can only stimulate growth: for Bjaland, the orchestra and us. The next two seasons should be fascinating. Let’s hope those making the choice are wise enough to look for someone who will build on the road Bjaland’s paved.

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uzión Dance Artists has been hailed as Sarasota’s first contemporary dance company. It was founded by Directors Leymis Bolaños Wilmott and Rachael Inman. The company collaborates with professionals and other artists to create dance that expresses the desires and struggles of the human spirit. Working in community settings, Fuzión aims to provide a safe environment for the expression of ideas. The company works yearround, offering in-school performances, master PHOTO COURTESY OF DICK DICKENSON classes, weekly dance Fuzión Dance Artists Jahrel Thompson and Angela classes, as well as building Rauter, center, surrounded by dancers, right to left, partnerships with local Ashley Hassler, Koiya Mcelory, Leymis Bolaños community organizations. Wilmott and Sarah Caldabaugh. This month, Art Center Sarasota is partnering with Other musicians include percussionist Fuzión Dance Artists to present a multi- Drew Silverman and Felicia Brunelle, cultural performance, “Dancing Through of the Sarasota Orchestra. There will the Eyes of Women,” June 3 through also be a Q&A moderated by profesJune 5, at Art Center Sarasota. The sor Bonnie Greenball, of University of performance includes an original comSouth Florida — Sarasota. For more position by renowned composer Francis information on the performance, call Schwartz, played by Emily Brebach. 365-2032.

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• Fuzión Dance Artists’ ‘Dancing Through the Eyes of Women’ 8 p.m. at Art Center Sarasota Tickets $15 to $20. Call 365-2032.

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• ‘Laughing Matters’ 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000.

• Savor Sarasota Various restaurants Runs through June 14. Visit www.savorsarasota.com.

• ‘George Gershwin Alone’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through June 5. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000.

• ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ 1:30 and 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through June 19. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

• ‘Ghost Writer’ 5 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 4. Call 366-9000.

• ‘Ghost Writer’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 4. Call 366-9000. • ‘George Gershwin Alone’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through June 5. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000.

• ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through June 19. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• Savor Sarasota Various restaurants Runs through June 14. Visit www.savorsarasota.com. • Sarasota Music Festival Artist Showcase 5:30 p.m. at Holley Hall Tickets $20 to $25. Call 953-3434.

 Art and a Movie

6 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10. Call 360-7399. • 16th annual Loveland Follies ‘Disco Nights’ 7 p.m. at Venice Theatre Tickets $15. Call 488-1115. • ‘Laughing Matters’ 7:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000. • ‘Ghost Writer’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre

• ‘Laughing Matters’ 6 and 9 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘George Gershwin Alone’ 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through June 5. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000.

• ‘Laughing Matters’ 6 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000.

• ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through June 19 Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• Savor Sarasota Various restaurants Runs through June 14. Visit www.savorsarasota.com. • State College of Florida’s Summer Film Series ‘Movie Milestones’ 9:30 a.m. to noon at Burns Court Cinema Free. Call 752-5593. • ‘Ghost Writer’ 5 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre

• Music on Main 6 to 9 p.m. on Main Street at Lakewood Ranch Call 907-9243.

• 16th annual Loveland Follies ‘Disco Nights’ 7 p.m. at Venice Theatre Tickets $15. Call 488-1115.  Sarasota Music Festival

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8 p.m. at the Sarasota Opera House Tickets $20 to $49. Call 953-3434.

• End of the Year Show Spectacular 7 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494. • 16th annual Loveland Follies ‘Disco Nights’ 7 p.m. at Venice Theatre Tickets $15. Call 488-1115. • Sarasota Music Festival Friday Festival 8 p.m. at Holley Hall Tickets $28 to $45. Call 953-3434. • ‘George Gershwin Alone’ 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through June 5. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000.

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• Fuzión Dance Artists’ ‘Dancing Through the Eyes of Women’ 8 p.m. at Art Center Sarasota Tickets $15 to $20. Call 365-2032.


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• 16th annual Loveland Follies ‘Disco Nights’ 2 p.m. at Venice Theatre Tickets $15. Call 488-1115. • Fuzión Dance Artists’ ‘Dancing Through the Eyes of Women’ 2 p.m. at Art Center Sarasota Tickets $15 to $20. Call 365-2032.

• ‘Laughing Matters’ 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000. • ‘George Gershwin Alone’ 2 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through June 5. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. • ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ 6 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through June 19. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • Gershwin & Friends with Bergonzi String Quartet and Tina Yang, piano Artist Series of Sarasota 7:30 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $30 to $40. Call 360-7399.

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• Savor Sarasota Various restaurants Runs through June 14. Visit www.savorsarasota.com. • Monday Night Movies ‘Monster’s Ball’

7 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $7. Call 360-7399.

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‘Laughing Matters’ 7:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000.

• Savor Sarasota Various restaurants Runs through June 14. Visit www.savorsarasota.com. • ‘Laughing Matters’ 6 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000. • Gershwin & Friends with Bergonzi String Quartet and Tina Yang, piano Artist Series of Sarasota 7:30 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $30 to $40. Call 360-7399.

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• Savor Sarasota Various restaurants Runs through June 14. Visit www.savorsarasota.com. • Lazy Fairy Improv 7:30 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494.

• ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through June 19. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘MAESTRO! The Art of Leonard Bernstein’ 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through June 12. Tickets $27 to $63. Call 351-8000. • ‘Cowgirls’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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Summer Pirate Day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at G.WIZ. Call 309-4949.

• ‘Laughing Matters’ 6 and 9 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000. • A Midsummer Night’s Wish Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida 6 p.m. at Hyatt Siesta Key Beach Tickets $100. Call 952-9474.

• State College of Florida’s Summer Film Series ‘Movie Milestones’ 9:30 a.m. to noon at Burns Court Cinema Free. Call 752-5593. • ‘Laughing Matters’ 6 and 9 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000. • Sarasota Music Festival Friday Festival 8 p.m. at the Sarasota Opera House Tickets $28 to $45. Call 953-3434. • ‘MAESTRO! The Art of Leonard Bernstein’ 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through June 12. Tickets $27 to $63. Call 351-8000. • ‘Cowgirls’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• Savor Sarasota Various restaurants Runs through June 14. Visit www.savorsarasota.com. • 10th annual St. Armands Craft Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Armands Circle Park Call 962-0388

• Sarasota Music Festival Saturday Symphony 8 p.m. at the Sarasota Opera House Tickets $20 to $49. Call 953-3434. • ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ 1:30 and 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through June 19 Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Cowgirls’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘MAESTRO! The Art of Leonard Bernstein’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through June 12. Tickets $27 to $63. Call 351-8000. • Morton’s Gourmet Market annual BIG Cheese Tasting Morton Culinary Education Fund 4 to 7 p.m. at Morton’s Gourmet Market

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• ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ 6 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through June 19. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• Savor Sarasota Various restaurants Runs through June 14. Visit www.savorsarasota.com. • Monday Night Movies ‘Iris’ 7 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $7. Call 360-7399. Sarasota Ballet Association Luncheon 11:30 a.m. at Michael’s On East Tickets $27. Call 822-0198.

• 10th annual St. Armands Craft Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Armands Circle Park Call 962-0388. • Summer Sidewalk Sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Armands Circle Call 962-0388. • ‘Laughing Matters’ 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000. • ‘MAESTRO! The Art of Leonard Bernstein’ 2 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through June 12. Tickets $27 to $63. Call 351-8000.

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• Savor Sarasota Various restaurants Runs through June 14. Visit www.savorsarasota.com. • ‘Laughing Matters’ 6 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Cowgirls’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through June 19. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• FridayFest featuring Big Night Out 5 p.m. at Van Wezel bayfront Call 953-3368.

• ‘Laughing Matters’ 7:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Laughing Matters’ 7:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000.

• Art After 5: Jazz on the Bay 5 p.m. at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Tickets $10. Call 359-5700.

• ‘Cowgirls’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

• Sarasota Music Festival Artist Showcase 5:30 p.m. at Holley Hall Tickets $20 to $25. Call 953-3434.

• ‘The Foreigner’ 8 p.m. at the Players Theatre Tickets $12 to $18. Call 365-2494.

• ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. • ‘The Foreigner’ 8 p.m. at the Players Theatre Tickets $12 to $18. Call 365-2494.

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SATURDAY

• ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ 1:30 and 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through June 19. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Cowgirls’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Laughing Matters’ 6 and 9 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through June 18. Call 366-9000. ‘Bidding Aloha to Cancer’ Annual Bowl-a-Thon Rob’s Rescue Foundation, Inc. 5:30 p.m. at Sarasota Lanes Tickets $40. Call 923-3958.

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• Sarasota Music Festival Saturday Symphony 8 p.m. at the Sarasota Opera House Tickets $20 to $49. Call 953-3434.

• Gotta Luv It Band 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Call 488-1115.

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SUNDAY

• ‘The Foreigner’ 2 p.m. at the Players Theatre Tickets $12 to $18. Call 365-2494. • ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 2 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000.

TUESDAY

• ‘Cowgirls’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

• ‘The Foreigner’ 8 p.m. at the Players Theatre Tickets $12 to $18. Call 365-2494. • ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000.

SUMMER SEASON

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Ballet Annual Recital 2 p.m. at Braden River High School Tickets $10 to $15. Call 962-6664.

• ‘Cowgirls’ 3 and 7 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Honky Tonk Angels’ 6 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through June 19. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• Monday Night Movies ‘The Hours’ 7 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $7. Call 360-7399.

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WEDNESDAY

• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. • ‘Roberta MacDonald: Songs, Stories and Sketches’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Cowgirls’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • Art After 5 5 p.m. at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Tickets $10. Call 359-5700. • ‘Undaunted’ 8 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494. • ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. • ‘Roberta MacDonald: Songs, Stories and Sketches’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Cowgirls’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• State College of Florida’s Summer Film Series ‘Movie Milestones’ 9:30 a.m. to noon at Burns Court Cinema Free. Call 752-5593.

• ‘Cowgirls’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• YMCA Patriotic Picnic 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1075 S. Euclid Ave. Free. Call 955-8194.

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• ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival Kickoff Party 6 p.m. at Sarasota Municipal Auditorium Tickets $100. Visit www.suncoastoffshore.org

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• ‘Undaunted’ 8 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494. • FST Improv 8:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Rusn through Aug. 27. Tickets $12. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000.

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• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘Cowgirls’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Roberta MacDonald: Songs, Stories and Sketches’ 1:30 and 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival Car Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street Lakewood Ranch E-mail collectorcarstv@verizon.net • ‘Grandmas and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘Undaunted’ 2 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494. • ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 2 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. • ‘Cowgirls’ 3 and 7 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Roberta MacDonald: Songs, Stories and Sketches’ 6 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner

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• ‘Roberta MacDonald: Songs, Stories and Sketches’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

TUESDAY

• ‘Cowgirls’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Cowgirls’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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THURSDAY

• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399.

• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399.

• ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000.

• Designing Women Boutique Salon Series featuring Kristie Kennedy 11:30 a.m. at Designing Women Boutique Tickets $16. Call 366-5293.

• ‘Ebb and Flow’ Fashion Show and After Party 7:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota Ballroom

• Art After 5 5 p.m. at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Tickets $10.

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Call 359-5700. • Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival Parade of Boats 7 p.m. on Main Street, downtown Visit www.suncoastoffshore.org • ‘Over the Tavern’ 8 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494. • ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. • ‘Roberta MacDonald: Songs, Stories and Sketches’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Becky’s New Car’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘Cowgirls’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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•‘The Friendliest Catch’ Fishing Tournament 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 1604 Ken Thompson Parkway Visit www.suncoastoffshore.org

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“Marilyn: Forever Blonde!” runs through July 10, at Mertz Theatre.

• State College of Florida’s Summer Film Series ‘Movie Milestones’ 9:30 a.m. to noon at Burns Court Cinema Free. Call 752-5593. • ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘Over the Tavern’ 8 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494. • Powerboats By The Bay 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Centennial Park Visit www.suncoastoffshore.org • Hyatt Regency’s ‘Grand Prix’ Party 8 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota Tickets $15. Visit www.suncoastoffshore.org • ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. • ‘Becky’s New Car’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘Cowgirls’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.  Stars and Stripes

Celebration 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494.

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• 9th annual St. Armands Boat Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Armands Circle Park Call 388-1554 • Stars and Stripes Celebration 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494. • ‘Cowgirls’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Becky’s New Car’ Banyan Theater Company 2 and 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘High Heel Hike’ for Autism Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota Visit www.highheelhike.com • Powerboats By The Bay 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Centennial Park Visit www.suncoastoffshore.org • ‘Roberta MacDonald: Songs, Stories

and Sketches’ 1:30 and 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

9th annual St. Armands Boat Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Armands Circle Park Call 388-1554.

• ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. • ‘Over the Tavern’ 8 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494. • FST Improv 8:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Rusn through Aug. 27. Tickets $12. Call 366-9000.

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• Annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Boat Race 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lido Beach Visit www.suncoastoffshore.org • ‘Becky’s New Car’ Banyan Theater Company 2 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater

Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘Over the Tavern’ 2 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494. • ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 2 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. • ‘Cowgirls’ 3 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Roberta MacDonald: Songs, Stories and Sketches’ 6 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through July 3. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.


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 Freedom Fest

Celebration 9 a.m. at Bicentennial Park, Longboat Key Free. Call 383-2466.

• ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Becky’s New Car’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

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• ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. Julian Yenne gears up for the Freedom Festival parade in 2009.

• Flag Fest Sarasota 4 p.m. on Main Street Downtown Sarasota

• ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

• A Star Spangled Tropical July 4th Celebration 2011 6 p.m. at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Tickets $17 to $20. Call 366-5731.

• ‘Becky’s New Car’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• Siesta Key Community Fireworks Celebration 9 p.m. at Siesta Key Beach Free. Call 349-3800.

• ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

• Bayfront Fireworks Spectacular 9 p.m. at Sarasota bayfront

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• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399.

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• ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000.

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• Lazy Fairy Improv 7:30 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494. • ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• State College of Florida’s Summer Film Series ‘Movie Milestones’ 9:30 a.m. to noon at Burns Court Cinema Free. Call 752-5593. • ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. • ‘Becky’s New Car’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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SATURDAY

• ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 1:30 and 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.  FST Improv

8:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 27. Tickets $12. Call 366-9000.

• ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399.

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• ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. • ‘Becky’s New Car’ Banyan Theater Company 2 and 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

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• ‘Becky���s New Car’ Banyan Theater Company 2 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399.  ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 6 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

• ‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde!’ 2 p.m. at Mertz Theatre Runs through July 10. Tickets $19 to $37. Call 351-8000. • ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 3 and 7 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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MONDAY

• Sarasota Ballet Association Luncheon 11:30 a.m. at Michael’s On East Tickets $27. Call 822-0198.

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TUESDAY

• Sarasota Opera Guild Summer Salons 11:30 a.m. at Sarasota Yacht Club Tickets $35. Call 925-1220. • ‘The Soul Crooners’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Through July 24. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505. • ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Becky’s New Car’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

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• ‘The Foreigner’ 8 p.m. at the Players Theatre Tickets $12 to $18. Call 365-2494. • ‘The Soul Crooners’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Through July 24. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505. ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399.

WEDNESDAY

‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. ‘The Soul Crooners’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Through July 24. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505.  ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

• ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• State College of Florida’s Summer Film Series ‘Movie Milestones’ 9:30 a.m. to noon at Burns Court Cinema Free. Call 752-5593.

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 ‘Becky’s New Car’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• ‘Grandmas and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • FridayFest featuring YesterDaze 5 p.m. at Van Wezel bayfront Call 953-3368. • Sarasota Improv Festival 2011 6 p.m. to midnight at Florida Studio Theatre Tickets $10 to $49. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘The Foreigner’ 8 p.m. at the Players Theatre Tickets $12 to $18. Call 365-2494. • ‘The Soul Crooners’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Through July 24. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505. • ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 1:30 and 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘Becky’s New Car’ Banyan Theater Company 2 and 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • Sarasota Improv Festival 2011 5 to 11 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Tickets $10 to $49. Call 366-9000. • ‘The Foreigner’ 8 p.m. at the Players Theatre Tickets $12 to $18. Call 365-2494. • Jimmy Jay and the Jay-Men 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Call 488-1115. • ‘The Soul Crooners’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Through July 24. Tickets $25 Call 366-1505.

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• ‘Becky’s New Car’ Banyan Theater Company 2 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399.

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• ‘The Foreigner’ 2 p.m. at the Players Theatre Tickets $12 to $18. Call 365-2494. • ‘The Soul Crooners’ 2 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Through July 24. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505. • ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 3 and 7 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 6 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• ‘The Soul Crooners’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Through July 24. Tickets $25 Call 366-1505.

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• ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399.

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• ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• ‘The Soul Crooners’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Through July 24. Tickets $25 Call 366-1505. • ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399.

FRIDAY

• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘Undaunted’ 8 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494.

• ‘Undaunted’ 8 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494.

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• ‘The Soul Crooners’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Through July 24. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505.

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• ‘Animals Out of Paper’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘The Soul Crooners’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Through July 24. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505.

• ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 1:30 and 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31.

Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Undaunted’ 8 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494. • ‘The Soul Crooners’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Through July 24. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505.

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• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘Animals Out of Paper’ Banyan Theater Company 2 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘The Soul Crooners’ 2 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Through July 24. Tickets $25 Call 366-1505. • ‘Undaunted’ 2 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494. • ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 3 and 7 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 6 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre

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• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Animals Out of Paper’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399. • ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ * at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 6. Tickets $ Call 488-1115. • ‘Over the Tavern’ 8 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494. • ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Animals Out of Paper’ Banyan Theater Company

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8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399.

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• ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 6. Call 488-1115.  ‘Our Son’s Wedding’

8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre. Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘Our Son’s Wedding’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through July 31. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399.

• ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 6. Call 488-1115.

• ‘Animals Out of Paper’ Banyan Theater Company 2 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• ‘Over the Tavern’ 8 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494.

• ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 6 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theater Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• ‘Over the Tavern’ 2 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494.

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• ‘Animals Out of Paper’ Banyan Theater Company 2 and 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• ‘Grandma and Friends!’ Circus Sarasota 2 and 5 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $10 to $15. Call 360-7399.

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• Lazy Fairy Improv 7:30 p.m. at The Players Theatre Call 365-2494.

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• ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Animals Out of Paper’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 6. Call 488-1115.

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• ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Animals Out of Paper’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 6. Call 488-1115. • The Carreño Dance Festival and Summer Intensive At Sarasota Opera House Runs through Aug. 27. Call 302-4505.

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• ‘Animals Out of Paper’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre's improv troupe performs through the summer.

Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 6. Call 488-1115.  Music on Main

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• ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 1:30 and 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Animals Out of Paper’ Banyan Theater Company 2 and 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 6. Call 488-1115.

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• ‘Animals Out of Paper’ Banyan Theater Company 2 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 3 and 7 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘Stop the World I Want To Get Off’ 6 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Aug. 7. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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Players‘ New Play Festival 7:30 p.m. at the Players Theatre Runs through August 13. Call 365-2494.

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• Sarasota Opera Guild Summer Salons 11:30 a.m. at Michael’s On East Tickets $35. Call 925-1220. • ‘I Do! I Do!’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theater Runs through Sept. 4. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. Players’ New Play Festival 7:30 p.m. at the Players Theatre Runs through Aug. 13. Call 365-2494.

TUESDAY

• Players‘ New Play Festival 7:30 p.m. at the Players Theatre Runs through August 13. Call 365-2494. • ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• Player’s New Play Festival 7:30 p.m. at the Players Theatre Runs through August 13 Call 365-2494.

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One Night Rodeo 5 p.m. at Van Wezel bayfront Call 953-3368.

• ‘I Do! I Do!’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Sept. 4. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• Player’s New Play Festival 7:30 p.m. at the Players Theatre Runs through August 13 Call 365-2494.

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• FST Improv 8:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Rusn through Aug. 27. Tickets $12. Call 366-9000.

SATURDAY

• ‘I Do! I Do!’ 1:30 and 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Sept. 4. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• ‘Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun’ Banyan Theater Company 2 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

• ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 3 and 7 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

• ‘Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• ‘Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun’ Banyan Theater Company 2 and 8 p.m. at the Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

• Player’s New Play Festival 7:30 p.m. at the Players Theatre Call 365-2494.

• ‘I Do! I Do!’ 6 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Sept. 4. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

• ‘25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $12 to $27. Call 488-1115.

• ‘25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 2 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $12 to $27. Call 488-1115.

• ‘25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $12 to $27. Call 488-1115.

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• ‘25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $12 to $27. Call 488-1115. • ‘Dynamic Duets of the ’70s’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $25.Call 366-1505.

• ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.  ‘Dynamic Duets

of the ’70s’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505.

• ‘Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• ‘Dynamic Duets of the ’70s’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505.

• ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. ‘Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

WEDNESDAY

• ‘I Do! I Do!’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Sept. 4. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

• ‘Dynamic Duets of the ’70s’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505.

• ‘Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘I Do! I Do!’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Sept. 4. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• ‘25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $12 to $27. Call 488-1115.

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• ’25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $12 to $27. Call 488-1115.

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• ‘I Do! I Do!’ 1:30 and 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Sept. 4. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

• ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

• ‘Dynamic Duets of the ’70s’ 2 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505.

• ‘Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• ‘Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun’ Banyan Theater Company 2 and 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• ‘25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 2 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $12 to $27. Call 488-1115.

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• ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 3 and 7 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘I Do! I Do!’ 6 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Sept. 4. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• ‘25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $12 to $27. Call 488-1115.

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• ‘Dynamic Duets of the ’70s’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505. • ‘25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $12 to $27. Call 488-1115. • ‘Dynamic Duets of the ’70s’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505. • FST Improv 8:30 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 27. Tickets $12. Call 366-9000.

• ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• ‘25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $12 to $27. Call 488-1115. • ‘I Do! I Do!’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre

• ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

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• Designing Women Boutique Salon Series featuring Jean Weidner and Iain Webb 11:30 a.m. at Designing Women Boutique Tickets $16. Call 366-5293. • ‘25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $12 to $27. Call 488-1115.  YMCA

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• ‘I Do! I Do!’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Sept. 4. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Dynamic Duets of the ’70s’ 8 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505. • ‘Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun’ Banyan Theater Company 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.


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• ‘I Do! I Do!’ 1:30 and 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theater Runs through Sept. 4. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun’ Banyan Theater Company 2 and 8 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330. • ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 2 and 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000.

 ‘25th annual

Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $12 to $27. Call 488-1115.

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• ‘Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun’ Banyan Theater Company 2 p.m. at Cook Theatre Tickets $28.50. Call 358-5330.

• The Carreño Dance Festival ‘Festival of Stars’ Performance 7:30 p.m. at Sarasota Opera House Call 302-4505.

• ‘Dynamic Duets of the ’70s’ 2 p.m. at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $25. Call 366-1505.

• ‘25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre

• ‘The Savannah Disputation’ 3 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Runs through Aug. 28.

Tickets $19 to $34. Call 366-9000. • ‘I Do! I Do!’ 6 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Runs through Sept. 4. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454. • ‘25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ 2 p.m. at Venice Theatre Runs through Aug. 28. Tickets $12 to $27. Call 488-1115.

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• ‘I Do! I Do!’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theater Runs through Sept. 4. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• ‘I Do! I Do!’ 8 p.m. at Golden Apple Dinner Theater Runs through Sept. 4. Tickets $25. Call 366-5454.

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• FridayFest featuring Bird Street Players 5 p.m. at Van Wezel bayfront Call 953-3368.

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DAY TRIPS |

local legends

 Sometimes, the best vacations are ones that are spenT in your own backyard.

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is the perfect time for Spaceummer relaxing, enjoying a slower of life and exploring new places. But, sometimes, the best vacations are ones that don’t require extra suitcases, hours of planning and long drives. Our area offers many nearby destinations that are perfect places for day trips. Whether you are looking for the best places to take out-oftown guests or you just want to rediscover the best local places for eating, shopping and enjoying all the area has to offer, use our day trip guides to remember what you love best about the place you call home. We’ve outlined everything you need to know when visiting nearby places such as Anna Maria Island, East County, Sarasota, South Sarasota and The Dali

st. petersburg Museum, in St. Petersburg. Anna Maria Island has retained its Old-Florida feel through the years, and its wide selection of accommodations, restaurants and shops makes it a popular vacation destination — whether you only have a day or longer. The island, which consists of three cities: Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach, boasts three piers, which are perfect for fishing or just watching marine life at its best. East County, located in the eastern and northern areas of Manatee and Sarasota counties, has ample activities for every member of the family. Shopping, dining, golfing and outdoor activities, such as kayaking, canoeing and walking along state park trails should top your agenda for a day trip. After completing a day’s

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worth of activities, you can wind down with shopping at many of the area’s specialty shops and dining at unique restaurants known for their views and ambience and much as their food. Sarasota is, of course, known for its white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, but the coastal community also features dozens of art galleries, 10 theaters, eclectic restaurants, botanical gardens and shopping boutiques. The city’s charming features are sure to keep you coming back day after day, trip after trip. It’s easy to continue discovering your new favorite places to visit. The best way to describe the

South Sarasota area is that it is a hidden gem. Not only does it have a plethora of eclectic shops with unique finds, but it also features amazing sunsets courtesy of waterfront dining, a 30-acre Historic Spanish Point and a state park that boasts 15 miles of nature trails. Even if you have already visited the Dali Museum before, now is the time to make a repeat trip. In January, the museum, which houses the largest collection of Dali’s works outside of Spain, opened in a $36 million geodesic building eight blocks north of its former location. Double the size of the old building, the new home can accommodate such events as “Breakfast with Dali,” “Dillydally with Dali,” “Yoga with Dali” and much more.


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maria island

By ROBIN HARTILL

 Manatee County Public Beach, on Holmes Beach, is a popular place for fun in the sun.

n the white-sand beaches of O Anna Maria Island, Esther Williams played a movie star who had

fallen in love on an island paradise in MGM’s 1948 film “On an Island with You.” But the island never got credit for

 Starfishes and sand dollars hang

outside the entrance of the Sand Dollar Gift Shop, on Holmes Beach.

its palm trees and sparkling blue water. The film was supposedly set in Hawaii. But, perhaps it’s best that Anna Maria never found Hollywood fame. Visitors and locals alike refer to Anna Maria Island as “paradise without an attitude.” It’s a seven-mile island that never lost its quaint charm and laid-back style. Home to a year-round population of approximately 8,500,

the island consists of three small cities: Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. Additionally, its wide selection of accommodations, restaurants and shops make it a popular day-trip and vacation destination. Until 1921, the island was accessible only by boat. Today, you can reach the island from one of two bridges that connect the island to mainland Manatee County or the Longboat Pass Bridge, which connects Longboat Key and Bradenton Beach. But boating is still a popular way to explore the island, with public boat docking available. With three piers and a variety of fishingcharter businesses, the island is a fishing enthusiast’s paradise. It’s also a popular place for outdoor dining, because the sunsets are as famous as the seafood. With so much to love about Anna Maria Island, it’s no surprise it’s known as the beach-wedding capital of Florida. But, whether you’re planning a day trip or a trip down the aisle, you’ll surely fall in love with Anna Maria Island.

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At Ginny’s & Jane E’s Bakery Café (9807 Gulf Drive, Anna

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 The Belle Haven Cottage, built in the early 1920s, was restored and served

as a home and rental cottage for decades before it was moved to its current location in 2001.

Maria), you can savor the signature crème brulée French toast for breakfast or a sandwich or salad for lunch before shopping for furniture, jewelry, knickknacks and more at its funky, 4,000-square-foot Island Coastal Store. For dining, consider the Sandbar Restaurant (100 Spring Ave., Anna

Maria), Bridge Street Bistro (111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach), Bridgetender Inn (135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach) or the Waterfront Restaurant (111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria). Beach Bistro (6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach) is included in Zagat’s 2010 “Top Restaurants in America” guide and is known for its extensive


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wine list and elegant selections such as foie gras and bouillabaisse. It’s a top choice for a special occasion. After a day at the beach, try Rod & Reel Pier Restaurant (875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria), a family-friendly place with a fish-camp feel that is known for its grouper sandwich. For something you’ll only find on Anna Maria Island, head to Mr. Bones BBQ (3007 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach), where you can feast on baby back ribs and choose from 60 beers displayed in a coffin. And, if you save room for dessert, consider the Sign of the Mermaid Restaurant (9707 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria), where owner Andrea Spring’s pies have won her two “Best in Show” awards at the National Pie Championships.

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Each of Anna Maria Island’s three cities has a distinct blend of retail, bringing a mix of apparel, jewelry, furniture, souvenirs and specialty items. Bradenton Beach is home to Historic Bridge Street, which underwent a rejuvenation project in 2007 that transformed the street from a bar area

into a thriving business community. The street includes stores such as The Sailor’s Knot (110 Bridge St.), an apparel, jewelry and gift store that was listed in Southern Living Magazine as a favorite place to shop, and Bridge Street Jewelers (129 Bridge St.), which carries the original Anna Maria Island destination bracelet. To the north, on Holmes Beach, you’ll find a variety of shops, such as the Sand Dollar Gift Shop (5302 Marina Drive), which features unique jewelry, home décor, gift items and more, and West Coast Surf Shop (3902 Gulf Drive), which is known for its customized selection of surfboards, skimboards and skateboards, along with multiple art galleries. At the northern tip of the island, Anna Maria is home to the recently revitalized Pine Avenue development, which includes shops such as the Anna Maria Island Olive Oil Outpost (401 Pine Ave.), which carries a large selection of cooking oils such as white truffle oil and pumpkin-flavored olive oil, and Emerson’s Humor (403C Pine Ave.), which features humorous paintings, T-shirts and gift items by artist Emerson Quillin, and

 Emerson’s Humor, on Anna

Maria’s Pine Avenue, features the original artwork and gift items of artist Emerson Quillin. several specialty boutiques.

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Each city of Anna Maria Island features pristine beaches that draw thousands of tourists every year. But a trip to Anna Maria doesn’t just have to be a day at the beach. On land, you can explore Anna Maria Island by bicycle, Segway, scooter or electric golf cart. By sea, you can set sail, canoe, kayak or paddle-

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board with companies such as Beach Bums (427 Pine Ave., Anna Maria) or Segs by the Sea (119C Bridge St., Bradenton Beach). Fishing charters and tours via segway or kayak are available through a number of companies. If you’re truly adventurous, you can get a view of the island from above via parasailing or scuba dive off of Bradenton Beach, where the 1940s sunken freighter ship, SS Regina, is located. For a scenic stroll, visit the Bradenton Beach City Pier or the Anna Maria City Pier, both of which are popular for fishing and dining. Other options include miniature golf at the Fish Hole Miniature Golf (115 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach) or the Holmes Beach Skate Park, on Marina Drive. If you’re looking for a history lesson, check out the Anna Maria Historical Society complex on Pine Avenue, which features a museum and the historic Belle Haven Cracker Cottage and surrounding mangrove walk, and the old Anna Maria City Jail, which is a favorite spot for photo-ops. For an art lesson, visit the nearby Studio at Gulf and Pine (10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria), which features exhibits, classes, discussion groups and more.

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4. Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive 5. Sand Dollar Gift Shop, 5302 Marina Drive 6. West Coast Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive 7. Mr. Bones BBQ, 3007 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 8. Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive South Bridgetender Inn, 135 Bridge St. The Sailor’s Knot, 110 Bridge St. Bridge Street Jewelers, 129 Bridge St. Segs by the Sea, 119C Bridge St. Fish Hole Miniature Golf, 115 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach City Pier

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DAY TRIP | east county

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By Stephanie Hannum

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 Lakewood Ranch Main Street

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ast County, which refers to the eastern and northern areas of Manatee County and well as northeast Sarasota County, also includes the area of Lakewood Ranch. This area has ample shopping, dining, golfing and great outdoor activities — such as kayaking, canoeing and state park trails for hiking and biking. If you want to catch a good Little League game this summer, East County is the place. East County is a family-friendly community that includes a mix of young families, snowbirds, executives and retirees. The residents in the area are active and love their community.

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by a local family from Lakewood Ranch, ScoopDaddy’s ice cream and soda fountain classics (8203 Tourist Center Drive, Bradenton) are the perfect way to cool off during the hot summer months.

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There are so many great locallyowned restaurants in East County that you can always try something new with each visit. For fresh fish with a flair, you must pay a visit to the Lucky Pelican Bistro (6239 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota), which serves lunch and dinner. For a lighter lunch or dinner, stop by Fast ’N’ Fresh (8105 Cooper Creek Blvd., Sarasota), where the possibilities are plenty. You can choose from predesigned salads, sandwiches or wraps, or you can create your own dish from the extensive selection of fresh ingredients. While in the area, stop into John Dough Bakery & Café (8527 Cooper Creek Blvd., Sarasota), an old-fashioned bakery. The family-owned business offers a wide variety of artisan breads, pastries, soups, sandwiches and salads — almost all of which are made from scratch. A great restaurant to take the whole family is MacAllisters Grill & Tavern (8110 Lakewood Main St., Lakewood Ranch), which features a Scottish golf-themed

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restaurant and bar. The menu features casual food with a Scottish twist. Of course, the most popular item is the fish and chips. Other noteworthy restaurants: Enjoy alfresco dining and an outdoor bar at Main Street Trattoria (8131 Lakewood Main St., Lakewood Ranch). Stop by Square 1 Burgers & Bar (5239 University Parkway, Sarasota) for a fun atmosphere and great food. With nine types of burgers — from sashimi tuna to buffalo to Meyer's 100% Angus — three types of buns, 25 toppings, 12 cheeses and 13 sauces, you’re bound to find a favorite. Owned and operated

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better way to see the natural beauty of the area than from upclose. If you’d like to take a step back into Old Florida, there’s no better place than Linger Lodge (7205 85th St. Court E., Bradenton), where you can kayak, canoe, fish and camp on the Braden River. It also features karaoke on Fridays and live music on Saturday and Sunday nights. For that rainy day, keep your kids entertained at Strike Zone Indoor Sports Complex (5028 Lena Road, Bradenton). You are sure to be a home-run hitter while experiencing its 16,500-square-foot baseball training facility with batting cages for baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball. Another great place to burn some energy and calories after a day of dining is Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex (5309 29th St. E., Ellenton). The ice rink best known for being home to 2010 and 2011 United States National Pairs Silver Medalists Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig. The 115,000-square-foot igloo-like complex offers two NHL size ice rinks, a 13,500-square-foot indoor soccer/ football field, a fitness center and much more.

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mecca of family-friends things to do — between sports and farms, there’s always something interesting to keep you busy. The biggest headliner recently is the competitive rowing destination that is Nathan Benderson Park (Exit 213 off I-75). The park will host many upcoming regattas this season. Main Street in Lakewood Ranch is an obvious destination when spending the day in East County. It’s become a one-stop shop for a day or night of dining, shopping and playing. Make sure to bring the little ones into Little Bookworms (8111 Lakewood Main

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Steakhouse and Sushi Bar (326 John Ringling Blvd.), Tasty of Italy (322 John Ringling Blvd.) and Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse (29 N. Blvd. of Presidents).

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Since 1929, the New Pass Grill and Bait Shop (1505 Ken Thompson Parkway) has sold more than 1 million burgers. Three reasons to go: It’s one of the best burger joints in town that will customize your order just the way you like it; it’s on the water; and you can fish till your heart’s content. The bait-andtackle shop offers live and frozen bait, plus fishing tackle and accessories, rental equipment and charter services. For a unique lunch option, try Bob’s Train (2211 Fruitville Road). It’s a circus train that’s open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It’s a bit tricky to find — it's north of Fruitville Road off Third Street — look for the main car, painted red, white and blue. For gourmet goods, stop by Morton's Gourmet Market (1924 S. Osprey Ave.). On a hot summer day, there's no better place to stop for a frozen concoction than Daiquiri Deck (325 John Ringling Blvd. or 5250 Ocean Blvd.).

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One of Sarasota’s hidden gems is The Breakfast House (1817 Fruitville Road), a quaint yellow house with a white picket fence that serves breakfast and lunch. Good dinner options include MoZaic (1377 Main St.) and Aria European (1213 N. Palm Ave.). One of Sarasota’s newest restaurants, Aria European serves authentic Italian cuisine. For a special occasion, try an outdoor table at Café L' Europe (431 St. Armands Circle). Other great options on St. Armands Circle include Tango

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To start out your weekend, head downtown to the Sarasota Farmers Market, every Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to noon on Main Street and Lemon Avenue. The streets turn into a marketplace of local produce and plants, prepared foods spanning from jellies to pasta and artisans selling items such as paintings, eco-friendly clothing, jewelry and candles. A unique local boutique is Posh on Palm (33 S. Palm Ave.). Owners Mark and Susie Holt’s collection of vintage linens and lace started 20 years ago and is used for sofa slipcovers, pillow shams and clothing. The boutique also stocks one-of-a-kind pieces imported from France and Belgium and also carries everything from picture frames and ac-


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outh Sarasota may seem sleepy and quiet, but venturing down there is like going on a treasure hunt. The good stuff is hidden off Tamiami Trail. It's hanging in the storefront windows of the Gulf Gate hub, where you can shop for everything from beads to stilettos and then unwind at any one of the down-to-earth watering holes, such as Monk's Steamer Bar (6690 Superior Ave.), Mr. Beery's (2645 Mall Drive), Irish Rover Pub (6518 Gateway Ave.) or Sarasota Brewing Company (6607 Gateway Ave.). It's tucked away into Spanish Point and Oscar Scherer State Park, where you can observe nature and wildlife in abundance, while walking, kayaking or canoeing. Another good spot for lounging and taking in the spectacular views is the Casey Key Fish House and Tiki Bar (801 Blackburn Point).

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In 1569, Fernando D. Phillippi sailed his ship, the “Philly P.,” up the creek that is now the corner of Bee Ridge Road and Beneva Road. He and his cousin, Pepe, built a home there in 1604, but in 1619, Phillippi disappeared during Hurricane Maria. The Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar (5353 S. Tamiami Trail) is the converted winter home of the Phillippi family. A casual seafood restaurant where patrons can relax at a picnic table inside or out with a view of the water, the restaurant’s menu is extensive for lunch or dinner. For a little spice, try the Maryland-style spiced shrimp, and one can never go wrong with the parsley potatoes. If you're in the mood for lobster, stop by Lotsa Lobster (8780 S. Tamiami Trail), a seafood market providing the freshest lobster, fish and more. In September 2009, “Man V. Food” host Adam Richman headed

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to Munchie’s 420 Café (6639 Superior Ave.), in Gulf Gate, to endure a mystery challenge. Although the café is known for sandwiches stuffed with everything from macaroni and cheese to mozzarella sticks, Richman’s challenge involved consuming 10 to 12 wings

drenched in a sauce that contained the extract of the ghost chili pepper — formally recognized by Guinness World Records as the hottest pepper in the world. A romantic waterfront dinner choice is Ophelia’s on the Bay (9105 Midnight Pass Road), a gathering place for visitors and locals since it opened in 1988. The restaurant overlooks mangrove islands that double as a bird sanctuary. Enjoy dining al fresco on the outdoor patio as you feast on lobster-infused blue crab bisque. Other great spots on Siesta Key to try include Sun Garden Café (210 Avenida Madera) and The Village Café (5133 Ocean Blvd.).

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ment and antique shops. Check out the Pink Orchid (6605 Gateway Ave.), a women’s clothing store that carries new and re-sale clothing, purses and jewelry. Men can find suits, pants and sports jackets at Giannini Designer Fashion’s (2144 Gulf Gate Drive). Beads, F.O.B. (2312 Gulf Gate Drive) features an incredible selection of jewelrymaking supplies and also offers classes for beginners and advanced. When searching for that perfect conversation piece, try Nontando (6578 Gateway Ave.), whose owners have a buying strategy that differs from most retailers — they travel annually to Africa, meeting the artists and hand-selecting what they’ll sell in the store. Should you need a snack or a present for a special occasion, do not leave Gulf Gate without stopping by the Chocolate Bark Company (2114 Gulf Gate Drive). Be prepared to become addicted to the chocolate brownie-batter bark, artisan truffles and chocolate-bark pizza. For more mainstream shopping, Westfield Sarasota Square Mall (8201 S. Tamiami Trail) will meet your needs with Hollister Co., JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears, Victoria’s Secret and more. AMC Theaters recently announced that AMC Sarasota 12, located inside Westfield Sarasota Square, opened IMAX Experience.

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With so many interesting places to visit, you could spend much more than just one day in this area. The Phillippi Estate Park and the Edson Keith Mansion (5500 S. Tamiami Trail), date back to when Manasota Indians roamed the shores of Phillippi Creek from 500 B.C. to 800 A.D. to fish, hunt game and gather wild plants. The 60-acre natural area features

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a rose garden, playground, canoe and kayak launch, walking trails and fishing piers. Historic Spanish Point (337 N. Tamiami Trail) is a 30-acre historical, archaeological and environmental museum on Little Sarasota Bay, in Osprey. Summer adventure camps are just starting, and “A Window to the Past,” an archaeology exhibit where you can step inside a 15-foot-high shell midden, is now on display. Spend a few hours on the water during a Stand-Up Paddleboard Eco-Excursion and discover the mangrove tunnels that connect Little Sarasota Bay to North Creek. Spanish Point is also home to the area’s largest butterfly garden, with trails that wind through native coastal habitats. A few minutes down the road is Blackburn Point Park, a quaint spot for bird- and manatee-watching. Just over the historic one-lane bridge is Casey Key, a wonderland of majestic mansions on the water. A hiker and bicyclist’s dream, Oscar Scherer State Park (1843 S. Tamiami Trail) boasts 15 miles of trails through beautiful nature areas and is one of the best places to see Florida scrub jays. The park has full-facility campsites, a black-water stream that flows to the Gulf of Mexico for canoeists and kayakers and freshwater and saltwater fishing. If you’re in the mood for an afternoon drive, head down to the only beachfront restaurant, tiki bar and fishing pier in Venice — Sharky’s on the Pier (1600 Harbor Drive S.). The Venice landmark sits right on the Gulf of Mexico in the sharks' tooth capital of the world. Sharky’s, which opened in 1987, is known for its sunsets, stunning views and some of the best seafood around. While there, hunt for prehistoric shark teeth and shells on Caspersen Beach.


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nce upon a time, the Salvador Dali Museum sat on four waterfront acres near the steps to the University of South Florida, in downtown St. Petersburg. The museum, which opened in an unassuming building in 1982, holds the largest collection of Dali’s work outside of Spain. For years it’s served as a popular attraction for St. Petersburg tourists and budding art students. And for most weekend warriors living in Sarasota, the 40-mile trek up I-75 is a painless jaunt for a well-worth-it daytrip. However, if you were hesitant before to venture an hour north to tour the casa de surrealism, you may

want to reconsider now. In January, after three years of construction, the Dali moved into a $36 million geodesic building located eight blocks north of the original museum. “The building itself is now sort of a cultural destination,” says Peter Tush, the museum’s curator of education. “A lot of people are coming because it’s a beautiful space to visit. With our old building, it would have been a harder pitch. Now it would be foolish to not come up here for the day.” The museum offers a variety of events throughout the summer. Here’s a look at what you’ll get if you make the trip.

Midday by the bay A live-music series in the courtyard between the Dali and the Mahaffey Theater, Midday by the Bay runs from noon to 2 p.m. every Friday afternoon. Attendees can bring their own picnic lunch, purchase snacks or sandwiches from the museum’s café or grab takeout from any one of the restaurants near the museum. The popular concert series has attracted folk singer/songwriters and New Orleans-influenced jazz bands.  Bonus: It’s free! Breakfast with Dali Have your art and eat it, too. Breakfast with Dali includes an earlymorning tour of the museum before it opens to the public. Specifically tailored to children, the tour is interactive and led by a Dali docent. Tours kick off at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday and end in a breakfast buffet that, according to Dali staffers, is so popular reservations should be made several days in advance. Tickets are $21 for adults and $10 for children.

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hone in on Dali paintings that typically appeal to kids.

Dillydally with Dali Wondering what to do with the kids this summer? Dillydally with Dali, a free program consisting of arts-and-crafts workshops, puzzles and games, is held from 11:45 a.m.


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to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays in the museum’s education classroom. Activities rotate every few months, so you can hit up the museum in May and again in July and walk away with completely different crafts, such as this favorite: creating Dali’s famously weird moustache.  Bonus: Handheld audio guides now come free with admission. Programmed in both English and Spanish, the guides offer a one-hour adult tour and a 30-minute children’s tour. Yoga plus Dali Nothing says om like a 90-minute yoga session at the Dali Museum. Led by yogi and visual artist John Allen Gibel, the class is held from noon to 1:30 p.m. every Sunday in the museum’s Avant-Garden overlooking the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront. A combination of vinyasa/ ashtanga-based yoga, meditation and relaxation, the sessions cost $15 for non-members and are open to beginning and experienced students.  Bonus: For an additional $6, you can purchase admission to the galleries.

TRAVEL LOG What: Dali Museum Where: 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg Why: The new museum, which opened in January on the downtown St. Petersburg bayfront, is double the size of the old building. Dubbed “The Glass Enigma,” the building has already attracted 135,000 visitors since the grand opening. (The old museum used to average 200,000 visits per year.) When: For family-friendly events, we suggest hitting up the museum Friday through Sunday. For more information, call 727-823-3767 or visit www.thedali.org PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DALI MUSEUM

 After three years of construction, the Dali Museum moved in January to a

$36 million geodesic building located eight blocks north of the original museum.

monotonous can a lecture on the irrepressible Salvador Dali be? It doesn’t matter if the information is presented

Coffee with a Curator We know PowerPoint presentations can be a bore, but how

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on a chalkboard, a white board or a piece of bedrock. A lesson on Dali could never be dull. Join members of the museum’s curatorial and education team at 10:15 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month for a free theme-orientated presentation in the Raymond James Community Room.  Bonus: Coffee and refreshments are served for free. Dali and Beyond Film Series Chances are you’ve never heard of the Disney flick, “Destino,” which was created by Dali and Disney studio artist John Hench in 1945. The plug was pulled on the film due to financial concerns shortly after Hench and Dali finished the storyboards. In 1999, however, Roy E. Disney resurrected the project. The resulting six-minute short about ill-fated lovers who waltz through surreal scenery was nominated for a 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. You can watch the film for free, plus the 82-minute documentary, “Disney & Dali: A Date with Destino”

about Dali and Disney’s little-known relationship and the completion of this long-forgotten project, at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in the museum theater.  Bonus: The

film series returns two weeks later with Alex de la Iglesia’s “El Dia de la Bestia” (6 p.m. June 16), an apocalyptic fantasy about a priest who discovers the exact birth date of the Antichrist.

Our Town: Conversations with St. Pete Mythmakers Tired of seeing and hearing about the same old Sarasota dignitaries? Then travel to St. Petersburg to meet the movers and shakers grabbing headlines north of the Sunshine Skyway. Hosted by philosopher and artist Dr. Carol Mickett, this free once-amonth conversation with a notable St. Petersburg leader will hopefully inspire you and give you fodder for the city of Sarasota’s suggestion box. The next tête-à-tête is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, in the museum theater. The featured guest is to-be-determined.  Bonus: Arrive early to nosh on tapas and copas in the museum café.


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