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2014 VISITORS GUIDE & BUSINESS DIRECTORY LONGBOAT KEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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WELCOME History of Longboat Key .................................................................................... 7 History of Lido Key ............................................................................................... 8 History of St. Armands Key .............................................................................. 9 Historical Hotspots ..............................................................................................12 History of the Longbeach Village..................................................................13

THINGS TO DO Mote Marine Laboratory ................................................................................ 26 Longboat Key Turtle Watch .......................................................................... 26 Save Our Seabirds ............................................................................................... 26

ARTS & CULTURE Longboat Key Center for the Arts ............................................................. 17 Longboat Key Education Center ................................................................ 17 Arts and Culture .................................................................................................. 27

ABOUT THE COVER After retiring from more than 20 years of private practice of marriage and family counseling, Mary Lou Johnson jumped into her lifetime love of photography and moved to Longboat Key from Tampa. Her newly released book, 'The Lure of Longboat Key,' can be found online at MaryLouJohnsonPhotography.com as well as the Longboat Key Publix, Amazon and local venues. Her exhibition can be seen at Longboat Key Club Tennis Gardens and The Inn on the Beach hotel. All images are available in print or on canvas. Contact her at maryloujohnson@mac.com.

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RECREATION Outdoor Activities..................................................................................7 Longboat Key/Lido Key Parks ...................................................... 10 Shopping Stops .................................................................................... 16 Weddings..................................................................................................18 Fishing ....................................................................................................... 20 Boating........................................................................................................22 Birding.........................................................................................................23 Sports ........................................................................................................ 24 Dining ........................................................................................................ 32

VISITOR INFORMATION .................................................... 14 CORPORATE PARTNER PROFILES ................................ 28 ACCOMMODATIONS .................................................... 30-31 RESTAURANTS .......................................................................... 33 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY.......................................... 34-35 BUSINESS DIRECTORY................................................... 36-58


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5390 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 102, Longboat Key, FL 34228 Phone: 941.383.2466 | Fax: 941.383.8217 info@longboatkeychamber.com www.longboatkeychamber.com The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in May 1958 and has 300 members. The Chamber strives to make Longboat Key, Lido Key and St. Armands Key great places to do business while respecting the residential character of the keys. Tourism is the Chamber’s main business, and besides being the information center of the islands and providing networking opportunities for its members, the Chamber seeks ways to support the community. The Chamber welcomes you to these island paradises. Enjoy your stay and please return to visit or live. OFFICERS Chair, Yvonne Schloss, Sunglass Express & Rx Optical Chair Elect/Treasurer, Jeff Mayers, The Resort at Longboat Key Club Secretary, Gail Loefgren, Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce

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CHAMBER STAFF Gail Loefgren, President Victoria Jacobson, Executive Assistant GUIDE PRODUCTION The Longboat Observer, Publisher Jessica Luck, Editor Jennifer Edwards and Nancy Schwartz, Designers Robin Hartill, Contributing Writer SPECIAL THANKS Rusty Chinnis, Jack Elka, Mallory Gnaegy, Kelsey Grau, Kristin Heintz, Mary Lou Johnson, Lou Newman This 2014 Official Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Visitors Guide and Business Directory is marketed and produced by The Longboat Observer, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228. Phone: 941.383.5509 | Fax: 941.383.7193 | www.YourObserver.com

© 2014 All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited, without the written permission of the publisher. This guide is intended for use as a reference. This guide is believed to be accurate as of this publication date. Great effort has been made to review and edit this guide. It is believed to be accurate, and neither The Longboat Observer nor the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce warrants any portion of this guide.

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Longboat Key The Town of Longboat Key turned 58 on Nov. 13, 2013. But the island of Longboat Key has a rich history that predates the formation of the town. Longboat Key has been a tourist destination for hundreds — if not thousands — of years. Its earliest tourists were Calusa and Timucan Indians who lived on the mainland east of the island but traveled to the island to enjoy many of the same attractions that visitors treasure today: the beaches and bountiful seafood harvest. Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto led an expedition in 1538 to Florida in search of gold. His scout and treasurer, Juan Anasco, explored the area and is said to be the first white man to set foot on Longboat Key. It wasn’t until the late 1800s that Longboat Key got its first permanent residents. In 1888, Thomas Mann, a Confederate soldier and carpenter by trade, moved his family to a thatched hut he built somewhere on the north end of the Key. In 1891, Mann was awarded 144.47 acres in what is now the Longbeach Village neighborhood, as part of the Homestead Act of 1862. Communities developed in the early 1900s at the north end of the island and mid-Key, where an

» fast facts Longboat Key is most likely named for the longboats that Spaniards used once they reached landfall. According to local legend, explorer Juan Anasco believed the Indians were hostile when he and his companions reached land on the island and fled, leaving their longboat in the bayou.

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agricultural community of approximately 18 families flourished. The Mistletoe steamship transported visitors between the island and the mainland and also shipped produce from farmer Byron Corey’s dock, known as Corey’s Landing. A hurricane in October 1921 destroyed island farming activity and most existing homes. But a storm could not wipe out island life. Throughout the next 30 years, families continued to move to Longboat Key, and on Nov. 13, 1955, residents voted 186-13 to incorporate as a town. Arvida Corp. changed the course of the island’s history in 1959, when it bought waterfront property on the south end of Longboat and its surrounding keys for $13.5 million. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the company developed plans for condominiums and golf courses that would give the Key its current character today.

■ The pirate Jean La Fitte was shipwrecked in 1821 on or near Longboat Key for several months. ■ Longboat Key has not been hit directly by a hurricane since 1947. ■ President George W. Bush stayed on Longboat Key on Sept. 10, 2001, the night before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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Today, Longboat Key is home to a year-round population of 7,000 and draws as many as 22,000 at the peak of season, usually considered to be Easter weekend. Just like Longboat Key’s original tourists, residents and visitors alike enjoy the beaches and weather — but today’s islanders also cherish the many recreational and cultural amenities, along with shops and restaurants located both on and off the island. Centuries after Calusa and Timucan Indians became Longboat Key’s earliest tourists, the island remains a tourist destination. Need proof? Longboat Key was voted the No. 2 North American island travel destination in the Condé Nast Traveler 2010 Readers’ Choice Survey. But Longboaters who enjoy warm weather, pristine beaches and many local offerings did not need a survey to tell them that their beloved island is a top-notch destination.

Longboat Key offers a plethora of outdoor activities — from biking, rollerblading and even recumbent biking up and down Gulf of Mexico Drive to a variety of watersports performed on our turquoise waters of Sarasota Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Sarasota Sailing Squadron anchors the Key to the south in the area known as City Island. Drive past Mote Marine Aquarium all the way to the water's edge and you will be greeted with a line of sailboats, along with an unforgettable view of the downtown Sarasota skyline. The squadron grew out of the youth sailing program at Sarasota Yacht Club in the late 1930s, but was disbanded during World War II. It was reorganized under the auspices of the YMCA in 1946 and obtained its own charter in 1947. Today, more than 800 families sail at the squadron, which is open seven days a week. Not only does the facility host many regattas a year, including the Labor Day Regatta, it also allows visiting sailors to dock for $20 a night during non-regatta days. The squadron is also the launch site for a different kind of race, the Sarasota SUP race series. SUP stands for stand-up paddleboarding, which requires only a longboard, a paddle and a healthy dose of balance. Some SUP yoga teachers lead yogisturned-water-sports-lovers in gentle moves while balancing on a SUP board in the waters off Longboat or Lido keys. Other outdoor activities for the area include kayaking through the mangroves, yoga on the beach, tennis, golf, boating and fishing. Call the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce at 941-383-2466 for details.


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LIDO KEY The Paleo and Calusa Indians lived on Lido Key and the surrounding lands for 4,000 years, and archaeological evidence suggests they worshiped the sun. The Indians left the barrier island after Spanish explorers came in search of gold in the 1500s. Then, for more than three centuries, the barrier island was largely uninhabited. But John Ringling took an interest in Lido Key in the 1920s. Hoping to inspire Warren G. Harding, who was president at the time, to buy a winter home on nearby Bird Key, Ringling named the streets on Lido Key after American presidents. In 1940, the city of Sarasota opened the Lido Casino with funding from the Works Progress Administration, the largest New Deal agency, to attract tourists and provide jobs. The casino was a popular attraction in

the 1940s and 1950s. Tourists often lined up to have their pictures taken

with the large seahorse sculptures that were attached to the building. The casino was demolished in 1969, and, today, the Lido Beach Pavilion stands in its place. Lido Key was among the barrier islands Arvida purchased for $13.5 million in 1958. But the public protested in 1967, when Arvida proposed enlarging part of Lido Key, as it had Bird Key. As a compromise, Arvida sold Sarasota County the northern and southern tips to use as county parks. Today, Lido Key, is home to a renowned white sand beach that was renourished in 2009, along with hotels and motels and a population of about 2,500 full- and part-time residents — who, like the island’s earliest residents, no doubt also worship the sun.

LIDO BEACH AND POOL 400 Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key Lido Beach and pool are located on 15 acres of land along the Gulf of Mexico on Lido Key, one half-mile southwest of St. Armands Circle, on Ben Franklin Drive. Amenities include a swimming pool, pavilion, 400 parking spaces, beach wheelchairs, concessions, gift shop, picnic facilities, playground, restrooms and recreation building. This beach is the former home of the famous Lido Beach Casino, which opened in May 1940. The casino, which became a magnet for residents and visitors, combined art deco, modern and Frank Lloyd Wright features. The casino was demolished in 1969.The Lido Beach pool and pavilion is open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, weather permitting. It is closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The pavilion includes a 25-meter lap pool with five

lanes for lap swimming. Alcoholic beverages, food, drink and pets are prohibited inside the fenced area of the pool. Daily fees vary based on age; three-month seasonal and annual passes are available. For more information, call 941-329-6181.

» fast fact Two molds of the original seahorse sculptures from the Lido Beach Casino now stand at Mote Marine Aquarium, where they were moved in 2009 after spending decades in storage.


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ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE John Ringling imagined St. Armands Key as the jewel of Sarasota when he purchased it in 1917. The circus tycoon envisioned residential and shopping units that would take the form of a circle. He worked to bring the vision to fruition in the 1920s, but the stock market crash of 1929 temporarily halted Ringling’s dream. St. Armands Circle sat empty until the 1940s and 1950s, when businesses began to fill up the shopping district. Today, the shopping district is the jewel that Ringling once imagined; it draws shoppers and diners from around the world. It is home to 130 businesses, including boutiques, shops, restaurants, galleries, salons and more. If you’re in the mood to shop, you’ll find high-end men’s and women’s fashion and accessories, jewelry, one-of-akind art, décor and gift items, antiques and a variety of specialty selections. The Circle is an ideal place for a day trip: After shopping, get pampered with a massage, hair appointment or manicure. Finish the day with dinner or cocktails at the Circle’s many restaurants. You will still find reminders of Ringling throughout the Circle. Ringling’s historic statues, along with newer statues that include the “Seven Virtues

A SHOPPING DESTINATION » fast fact The Columbia Restaurant, which opened in 1959, is the oldest business on the Circle. of Sarasota” are located throughout the Circle and St. Armands Key. The Circus Ring of Fame in St. Armands Circle Park als honors Sarasota’s circus tradition. It is like the Hollywood Walk of Fame for circus performers and contributors; each year the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation inducts new members. The majority of stores are open by 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and all stores are open by noon Sundays. Most stores stay open until 8 or 9 p.m. Breakfast restaurants are open by 7 a.m. seven days a week, and other restaurants are open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. The Circle is also home to many can’t-miss events, such as Mardi Gras, Halloween "Fright Night on St. Armands” and Holiday Night on St. Armands.

ST. ARMANDS KEY HISTORY St. Armands Key is named for Frenchman Charles St. Amand — and, yes, that is a misspelling. St. Amand bought a total 131.89 acres of land on the key in 1893 for just $21.71, but his name was misspelled in the original deeds. St. Amand and other pioneers fished in the surrounding waters and grew produce, shipping it to the mainland. He sold the land for $1,500 in 1894 to Augus McInnes. The land was resold several times before 1917, when John Ringling bought St. Armands Key, envisioning a high-end shopping destination. In 1925, Ringling began work on a causeway

that would join St. Armands Key to the mainland and used circus elephants to haul materials. Real-estate sales topped $1 million in one day in 1926, when sales of the John Ringling Estates launched. But most transactions were made with minimal deposits, which were forfeited or returned after the stock market crash of 1929 and subsequent Great Depression. Ringling donated the causeway to the city of Sarasota, because he was unable to maintain it. For the next 20 years, St. Armands Key sat virtually empty, with vegetation growing over what was once the Circle.

But in the 1940s and 1950s, businesses began to return to the Circle. By the 1960s, the Circle had a reputation as a premier shopping destination that it maintains today with more than 130 businesses. Approximately 750 residents live on St. Armands Key, many of whom are members of the St. Armands Key Residents Association, which was founded in 1951. Recently, residents and merchants worked together to restore Ringling’s historic statues that are found throughout St. Armands Key. They symbolize Ringling’s vision for St. Armands and for Sarasota.

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LONGBOAT KEY AND LIDO KEY PARKS KEN THOMPSON PARK/ CITY ISLAND

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QUICK POINT NATURE PRESERVE

1700 Ken Thompson Parkway, 100 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Sarasota, FL 10Longboat Key, FL This 84-acre park truly has someQuick Point, originally called The thing for everyone. Its amenities inHook, encompasses 34 acres on the clude three boat ramps, fishing piers, island’s south end. The Town of Longa playground, a recreation area and boat Key acquired the land in 1985 benches and picnic tables for those from Arvida Corp., which developed who want to enjoy the unrivaled view much of the Key in the 1970s and of the Sarasota skyline. 1980s. The preserve offers paths that The park is home to the Sarawind around lagoons, mangroves sota Sailing Squadron, which was and other native plant species and established in the late 1930s and now even features an osprey nesting pole. is home to 800 member families who Florida’s natural beauty has been take advantage of the organization's preserved in this tranquil setting. many sailing programs; Save Our Seabirds, a nonprofit facility devoted BICENTENNIAL PARK to caring for and treating ailments of 2730 Gulf of Mexico Drive, the island's many varieties of birds; Longboat Key, FL and Mote Marine Laboratory & Nestled near Longboat Key Town Aquarium, founded in 1955, which is Hall sits a one-acre park that is known home to a massive aquarium featuras a place to refresh and reflect. The ing dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, partly shaded park, dedicated to the seahorses and more, along with town July 4, 1976, sits just off the bike interactive exhibits such as a stingray path and offers active persons a place petting area, classes and educational to pause with benches beneath a opportunities and excursions such as canopy of trees and a relaxing view Eco-Boat tours around the bay. of the butterfly garden created by

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the Longboat Key Garden Club. The park is recognized as a Florida Model Garden by the state for its low maintenance and eco-friendliness.

BAYFRONT PARK AND RECREATION CENTER

4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL The Bayfront Park Recreation Center is currently home to a large rec center that houses not only fitness classes and bridge games but serves as a community gathering spot. Behind the main building lies a baseball field, tennis courts and even a basketball court and shuffleboard court.

JOAN M. DURANTE PARK

5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL This 32-acre park is certainly a rarity on the Key. One of the few remaining vacant properties on the island, it is the

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result of a private/public partnership to restore the land as a viable wetland and coastal hammock forest. Key resident James Durante established the park in 1993 in honor of his late wife. The town of Longboat Key maintains the park’s lush vegetation year-round, and the property includes a pavilion, children’s playground, a lake and bicycle and boardwalk paths around the entire property.

NORTH LIDO BEACH PARK

400 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL North Lido Beach Park is a good spot for swimming and fishing and also features nature trails. The natural beach and dune system make it a popular place for birdwatching. The park is also an important sea turtle nesting site.

SOUTH LIDO PARK

2201 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL Tucked away at the end of Benjamin Franklin Drive, South Lido Park is a go-to spot for nature enthusiasts. The 100-acre park offers a panoramic view of downtown Sarasota and the Gulf of Mexico. Its amenities include a picnic area, canoe and kayak launch, fishing, jogging/walking trails, a playground, observation tower and decks and more.

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Before the 1921 hurricane, a town dock stood near where Marker No. 7 stands today. This dock is located to the south of the original dock.

HISTORIC HOTSPOTS Longboat Key became a town in 1955, but the island’s history goes back much further. In the early 1990s, the town teamed up with the Longboat Key Historical Society to create seven markers that detail Key history. So, get on your bicycle, strap on your rollerblades or hop in your car and take a trip back in time.

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OVERLOOK PARK: Drive north on New Pass Bridge and make a sharp left before the Chart House restaurant and you’ll see Marker No. 1, located at the site where John Ringling began to build his Ritz-Carlton Hotel in 1926. Ringling never completed the hotel, which became known as the “Ghost Hotel,” that stood empty for nearly 40 years.

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Before Longboat Key became a vacation paradise, the island was home to a small vibrant farming community. In the early 1900s, near where Marker No. 2 stands today, approximately 18 families grew a variety of fruits and shipped them from Key pioneer and farmer Byron Corey’s dock. Farming came to an end after an October 1921 hurricane. 3960 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE:

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On a sunny day, you are practically guaranteed to see boaters enjoying the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Marker No. 3 details the historic role of boats on the island. Timucan and Calusa Indians came by canoe to the Key, and during the 1500s, Spanish ships were common sights. In 1539, Hernando De Soto landed just north of the Key on the Manatee River with 600 men. 4250 GULF OF MEXICO: Today, Longboat Key’s beaches are serene. But as Marker No. 4 describes, that was not the case during World War

II. Fighter pilots assigned to the 717th base unit at Sarasota Army Airfield skimmed across Sarasota Bay for training exercises, shooting at silhouettes of German tanks. 4800 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE:

Today’s residents and visitors plan their schedules around the plethora of fun-filled area events. But during World War II, residents planned their schedules around the military drills that resulted in a mid-Key portion of Gulf of Mexico Drive being blocked off, as described on Marker No. 5. OPPOSITE 631 BROADWAY IN THE LONGBEACH VILLAGE: In

1888, Civil War veteran Thomas Mann became Longboat Key’s first permanent resident when he built a thatched hut somewhere in what is now the Village, where Marker No. 6 is located. Later, around 1915, nearly a dozen homes were built throughout the Village using a distinctive concrete mix that allows the majority to survive today, although many have undergone major alterations. FURTHER DOWN BROADWAY, NORTH OF THE PRESENT DOCK:

Before the 1921 hurricane, a town dock stood near the location where Marker No. 7 stands today. Large ships transported tourists and fishing parties to the dock from Tampa and then continued on to Corey’s dock to carry vegetables to mainland Sarasota.


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see the water and docks waiting at the other end. Circling around on Bay Drive, you can drive past the local kayaker or fisherman docking for the day — or bringing in his fresh catch. Across the street, the Gulf of Mexico laps onto Whitney Beach.

HISTORY

Fifty people were present at the first meeting of The Village Civic Association May 7, 1986. And those 50 people decided on their name, Longbeach Village Association, based on the old village of Longbeach’s

post office, which stood within the confines of their neighborhood. To date, there are about 175 registered members of The Village Association, and not all of these members actually live in The Village. Anyone who has an interest is invited to join. With regular potluck dinners and social, holiday-themed parties, this group both lives and socializes together. The residents also take advantage of each other’s talents and have formed conversational French groups, a play group for dogs and regular softball games. Still, keeping to oneself is not difficult, with places to retreat to such as the beach or the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, a Division of Ringling College of Art and Design.

COLORFUL MENAGERIE

The animals that are in abundance in this neighborhood can certainly not be forgotten: ibis, wild parrots, tortoises and egrets. And then, of course, there are the peacocks,

whose beginnings are a mystery. There is lore of the peacocks being gifts from a few town commissioners, yet there is also the version that they were freed from cages and made their way to The Village. Either way, over the years they have multiplied into a flock whose members love to flaunt their colorful plumage up and down the streets. And one thing is for certain — the peackcocks are never shy when it comes to photo opportunities.

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Something happens when you drive into this neighborhood. As soon as you turn onto Broadway off of Gulf of Mexico Drive, your foot automatically switches to the brake pedal to be in accordance with the feeling this area radiates. Although a slower, dream-like pace of life is evident, this is a dream sequence where anything can happen. On any given day, a peacock could stroll by or your neighbor could throw the bash-of-the-century that people are still talking about years later. Tucked away on the north end of Longboat Key lies historic Longbeach Village. Known in its earliest days as a transient fishing village, the neighborhood is now drawing more year-round residents. The draw seems to be not only its historical links to the Key and Florida but also its ability to be dynamic. Houses dating to the 1920s are intermingled with new, more contemporary constructions. Driving down Broadway, the main “strip” of the neighborhood, one can


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Longboat Key is a 10.8-mile barrier island in Southwest Florida. On the east, the Key encloses the western boundary14 of Sarasota Bay, and it is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico. The island’s whitesand beaches draw thousands of tourists and year-round residents each year. And the dense mangroves on its eastern border are an active spot for kayakers and boaters to spot wildlife such as dolphins and manatees. Longboat is separated from neighboring islands by deep water passes from the Gulf to Sarasota Bay. On the north end, Longboat Pass Bridge connects the Key to Bradenton Beach; on the south end, New Pass Bridge connects Longboat Key to St. Armands Key. St. Armands Key, 83.6 acres in size, and Lido Key, 530 acres total, lie to the south of Longboat Key and are located west of Sarasota. Lido Key is bordered by Sarasota Bay on the east and west, and St. Armands Key is surrounded by Lido Key to the west and Sarasota Bay to the east.

All area codes are 941 unless otherwise noted.

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MEDICAL

Centre Shops Family Practice & Urgent Care.....................................................387-1211 Longboat Cardiology....................................383-7300 Blake Medical Center....................................792-6611 Manatee Memorial Hospital...................746-5111 Sarasota Memorial Hospital....................917-9000

TRANSPORTATION

Longboat Key’s primary transportation element is Gulf of Mexico Drive (S.R. 789), which is a two-lane state highway that runs the length of the Key from the north to south. All other roads are town-owned, two-lane roads that connect to Gulf of Mexico Drive. St. Armands Key’s main transportation element is S.R. 789, which takes you around St. Armands Circle and into Sarasota. Lido Key’s primary transportation element is Benjamin Franklin Drive, which is west of Boulevard of the Presidents on St. Armands Circle. The Intracoastal Waterway runs through Sarasota Bay and is accessible from Longboat from both the Gulf passes and numerous channels from the island’s bayside. The Sarasota County Area Transit and Manatee County Area Transit systems offer a bus/trolley service that has stops all along the island. Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, 6000 Airport Circle, is located east of Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota, on the Manatee/Sarasota county line, and is a convenient 30 minutes from Longboat Key. Visit www.srq-airport.com or call 941-3595200 for more information.

GOVERNMENT

Longboat Key Public Works....................316-1988 Longboat Key Town Hall............................316-1999 Town of Longboat Info Line....................361-6411 City of Sarasota..................................................365-2200 City of Sarasota Building Dept...............954-4156 City of Sarasota Public Works................954-4198

WEATHER

Longboat Key’s average temperature is 83 degrees. Its average yearly rainfall is 53 inches.

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Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce.......................................................383-2466 2013 WEATHER REPORT Bradenton Area Convention Daily high temp. Avg. Gulf temp. and Visitors Bureau.........................................729-9177 Jan. 77 63 Visit Sarasota County....................................955-0991

Feb. 75 March 71 April 83 May 85 June 89 July 89 Aug. 91 Sept. 89 Oct. 86 Nov. 81 Dec. 79

64 60 PLACES OF WORSHIP 71 Longboat, Lido and St. Armands Key offer six places 80 of worship for you to visit while staying here. 87 All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church 86 563 Bay Isles Road............................................383-8161 88 Christ Church of Longboat Key, Presbyterian 85 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive........................383-8833 80 Longboat Island Chapel 71 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive........................383-6491 66 St. Armands Key Lutheran Church 40 N. Adams Drive, Sarasota...................388-1234

POPULATION Full-time residents Seasonal residents Peak season

Emergency...........................................................................911 Longboat Key Fire Department, Non-emergency................................................316-1944 Longboat Police Department, Non-emergency................................................316-1977 Sarasota County Fire Rescue...................861-5000 Sarasota Police Department, Non-emergency................................................316-1199 Manatee County Fishing Licenses.......741-4807 Sarasota County Fishing Licenses........861-8300 Coast Guard, emergency............................794-1261 Coast Guard, non-emergency................794-1607 To report injured wildlife.................866-557-1401

Longboat Key 7,000 12,000 22,000

Lido Key 1,475 1,000 2,500

St. Armands Key 743 N/A N/A

St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive........................383-1255 Temple Beth Israel 567 Bay Isles Road............................................383-3428


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SHOPPING STOPS ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE

Just across the bridge from Longboat Key lies a shopper’s paradise filled with fine stores, boutiques and gourmet restaurants. This charming Circle dotted with courtyards and tropical flowers boasts more than 130 businesses offering everything from high-fashion clothing to souvenir T-shirts.

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200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Located to your left as you enter Longboat Key via the New Pass Bridge, you’ll find a shopping center that offers a unique experience. Enjoy the expansive views of Sarasota Bay as you browse at stores, including an art gallery, and grab lunch overlooking the water.

SHOPPES OF BAY ISLES

2600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Stock up on groceries, get a manicure and pick up prescriptions and drycleaning at the newly redeveloped Shoppes of Bay Isles. This shopping center is your one-stop shop, with a grocery store, pharmacy, beauty salon

Whether you’re looking for a souvenir with which to remember your vacation or in search of unique boutiques and everyday services, Longboat has you covered.

and more. The new 49,533-square-foot Publix opened in December 2012. The store is one of three nationwide to be built as a similar prototype— the store 16 includes a hot bar, Pacific wok station and cold bar, plus a wine-chilling station to keep your beverage of choice at the perfect temperature while you finish shopping.

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5300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Take a stroll through the plaza as you wander in and out of boutiques or enjoy a meal. There is also a family practice/urgent medical care center conveniently located at the Centre Shops, along with the Longboat Key Education Center and Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce.

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LONGBOAT KEY LONGBOAT KEY EDUCATION CENTER CENTER FOR THE ARTS For those who love learning new things, there is no better place to cultivate that love than at the Longboat Key Education Center. The Longboat Key Education Center, a nonprofit adult-enrichment center, provides a wide range of education and recreation classes to residents and winter visitors to Longboat Key, as well as those who live in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Laura Taubes founded the Education Center in 1985 with the belief that continued learning keeps the mind active and the spirit young. Its mission is to serve “all adults regardless of residence or educational background.” The Education Center is open from October through April and is divided into three terms: fall, winter and spring. There are more than 150 courses offered, ranging from yoga and tai chi to foreign affairs and book clubs that last from four to eight weeks. All courses are non-

credit, and there are no prerequisites for admission. The center also offers lecture series, performing-arts series, one-day workshops and guided daylong trips throughout Florida. Performances such as live jazz combos, theater performances, piano recitals, movies and lectures from local and national speakers can be enjoyed throughout the season. The Education Center is open to the public and features exhibits by local artists and faculty members. For more information about the Education Center, visit its website at www.lbkeducationcenter.org or call 941-383-8811.

Longboat Key draws people for its beautiful weather and equally captivating beaches, but one of the true jewels of the Key lies in its Arts Center. Nestled in the historic Longbeach Village neighborhood, the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, a Division of Ringling College of Art and Design, is a mecca for creative minds and artists and art-lovers alike. The Arts Center was established in 1952, three years before the town was founded, and began its partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design in April 2007. The Arts Center, which houses the Durante Gallery, Cultural Media Room and many classroom spaces, offers a plethora of different classes, workshops, performances, exhibitions and community events each year. Classes run from January through April and encompass all forms of art, including drawing, painting, jewelry, printmaking, sculpture, photography and more. World-renowned artists teach workshops, which offer unique learning

opportunities, such as how to paint outdoor portraitures and seascapes. With an ever-changing array of exhibitions, the Arts Center is always an exciting place to spend some time, whether you are a resident or just visiting. Both local and national artists display their creations there. The Arts Center, located at 6860 Longboat Drive S., is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday January through April, and Tuesday through Friday September through December. Call 941-383-2345 for more information.

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With its warm weather and sunny beaches, there is a lot to love about Longboat Key. It has always had plenty of idyllic settings for exchanging vows. But brides and grooms want more from their wedding than a spectacular sunset. In addition to venues and caterers, couples need florists, limo services, hair and makeup for the bridal 18 tips party, entertainment, photographers and about area attractions for out-of-town guests. Now, it’s easier than ever for couples to say “I do” to all the island has to offer, thanks to a new group called the Key Wedding Professionals. The growing referral network provides wedding professionals with answers when a bride wants to know who to hire as a DJ or officiant or where to hold a rehearsal dinner. The group offers services that ensure every detail of your wedding is memorable — from limousine services to get you to the venue to photographers and videographers who will capture your wedding so that you can reminisce about it decades later. Longboat Key's beaches are private and offer an intimate setting in which to celebrate your love. But the Key’s pristine beach is just one option for ceremonies. Venues range from four-star resorts for big events to smaller mom-and-pop hotels for intimate occasions. Other options include the Key’s lush gardens, parks and golf courses, its many unique restaurants and its five places of worship. Marriage licenses can be obtained for ap-

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Longboat Island Chapel… The Perfect Wedding Venue Have your wedding in a tropical paradise. Our wedding chapel is nestled on a beautiful, tropical campus on Longboat Key, the coast’s most pristine and glamorous barrier island. Our Friendship Garden is truly a botanical treasure with a plethora of trees and plants. The Chapel has a beautiful main sanctuary and an intimate small chapel for indoor weddings. Outdoor weddings may be held at the gazebo in our lush garden. The option of three wedding sites, a tropical campus and a dedicated staff all combine to make the Longboat Island Chapel the perfect venue for your special wedding day. It will be our great pleasure if you would join us among nature’s beauty as you celebrate your sacred day with us. Please visit us at: longboatweddings.com or contact our Wedding Coordinator at 941-685-7437 or lbicweddings@gmail.com

Contact the clerks’ offices for information about times/days of operation and current requirements, including the three-day waiting period for Florida residents and proof of identity. For information about wedding planning, including a comprehensive wedding packet, contact the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce at 941-383-2466 or email info@lbkchamber.com.

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LONGBOAT'S FABULOUS FISHING The waters surrounding Longboat Key provide novice and expert anglers an entrée to diverse species of fish. Sheepshead, sailfish, flounder, snook, redfish and tarpon are just a few of the 20 species that make the area an angler's paradise. When fishing local waters, tailor your tackle to the species you are seeking. The best outfit for the area’s inshore waters is a matched 8- to 10-pound spinning or bait-casting rod and reel. In most offshore situations, a 20- to 30-pound outfit will suffice. When fishing offshore or inshore waters, artificial lures are effective and easy to use. Best bets include jigs, spoons and plugs. If you prefer live bait, shrimp are effective — numerous good place to concentrate your bait shops and marinas sell them. efforts. Explore the deeper edges of If you’re a bit more resourceful the flats and the sand holes that dot you can net your own baitfish from them. Wade the shallow grass for a the beach or grass flats that border stealthy approach to redfish, snook the island. Rig light and avoid heavy and speckled sea trout. Explore lead sinkers that adversely affect the Longboat Pass and New Pass, which action of lures or live bait. Fly fishing hold concentrations of fish around is gaining popularity and is effective the bridges, rock jetties and points. on all saltwater species. The extensive Anglers fishing from the bridges grass flats that surround the island have access to a wide variety of fish, are a magnet for game fish and a including pompano, bluefish, sheeps-

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head, mangrove snapper and snook. One of the best and easiest places to fish is the beach, itself. Concentrate your efforts right in the surf line and the slue that parallel most of the beach. Snook, whiting, flounder, ladyfish, pompano and Jack cravelle are a few of the fish you’ll find cruising the surf. A small white lead-headed jig or a chartreuse-and-white fly will mimic resident baitfish. When the sun is high and the water is calm, wear polarized

sunglasses and look for snook cruising right next to the beach. Anglers with a boat will find tarpon schooling just off the beaches during May, June and July. Within sight of the beach you can also find schools of Spanish mackerel, bonito, king mackerel and cobia. Further offshore the artificial reefs, ledges and hard bottom hold grouper, snapper, barracuda and other bottom dwellers. Also keep an eye out for surface action, including baitfish schools, diving birds or striking fish. During the spring and summer dolphin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo and marlin inhabit the deeper Gulf waters. One of the best ways to learn the local waters is to hire a fishing guide. Guides are on the water daily, know the seasonal patterns and provide anglers with the basics of effective tackle and techniques. Whether you decide to head out in a boat, fish from a bridge or just walk down the beach, make sure you don’t miss out on the lure of Longboat Key’s fabulous fishing. — Rusty Chinnis

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BOATING : The waters that encircle Longboat Key frame the island, its eastern flank a tapestry of islands and mangrove 22 shorelines carpeted with verdant grass flats. To the west, the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico bathe white sand beaches for more than 10 miles. Mariners with a sense of adventure and a willingness to explore the bay, Gulf and canals that intersect the island can unlock Longboat’s unique nautical charm. All four seasons provide excellent opportunities to discover its unique habitats. Cannons Marina on the north end of Longboat Key can provide you with all your nautical needs for an outing on the water. Located on Sleepy Lagoon (marker 32 and 33 on the Intracoastal Waterway), the marina boasts a full selection of charts, tackle, rental boats, motors and bait. After stocking up for a day’s outing, it is only a short trip to the Intracoastal Waterway and Sarasota Bay. The Town of Longboat Key purchased and protected the Sister Keys, located just off the north end of the Key, in 1992. In 2007, Sister Keys underwent a mitigation that removed all invasive species. Indigenous vegetation was then planted, and more than two acres of wetlands were created. Dolphins, ospreys, gopher tortoises, manatees, pelicans and raccoons are just some of the wildlife that you might see as you pass the keys in the Intracoastal Waterway. For a more intimate experience, visitors can kayak or paddleboard the islands’ shallow grass flats into the heart of this unique natural refuge. A short ride to the north brings you to an idyllic anchorage and dock access to the Mar Vista Restaurant and Pub and Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant. Nestled on the water in the Village, both establishments provide great food and a panoramic view of the bay. A bit further north and west and you’re at Longboat Pass, one of the most beautiful settings on Florida’s west coast. Round the corner to the Gulfside of the island and, on a calm day, you can enjoy scenic views of the Key’s prime real estate — stop for a swim and savor a firsthand view of Longboat’s beautiful beaches. At the southern end of the Key you’ll arrive at New Pass and the southern entrance to Sarasota Bay.

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Don’t miss the rustic ambience of the New Pass Grill and Bait Shop Restaurant before rounding the island into Zwick’s Channel, where the Dry Dock Restaurant offers dockage and mouthwatering meals with a view of Sarasota’s expanding skyline. Traveling along the bayside of the island, head west at marker 1 into Buttonwood Harbor. Whale Key lies just to the south, while flats to the north border the Town Islands and are an excellent location for bird watching. Pattigeorge’s restaurant is boater friendly and is easily accessed in Buttonwood Harbor. It is the perfect spot for an early-evening dinner. After leaving Buttonwood Harbor, it’s only a short trip back to our starting point on north Longboat Key. It makes sense to study a chart of the local waters before venturing out. If you should stray from the channel by mistake, be sure not to damage the seagrass beds. If you find yourself in a grass bed, tilt your motor and push, pole or paddle into deeper water. To really experience Longboat Key’s natural assets, leave the shore and explore the beautiful and bountiful waters that surround our sub-tropical paradise. Whether by sailboat, powerboat, kayak or paddleboard, you’ll get a firsthand view of the real Longboat Key. — Rusty Chinnis


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FOR THE BIRDS The beaches of Longboat from Longboat Pass to New Pass host some of the best bird watching in Florida. On the northern tip of the island you’ll find Greer Island (although it is not an actual island), known locally as “Beer Can Island.” Part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, Greer Island can be accessed from public parking at the west end of Broadway Street and the west end of Northshore Drive. The tip of the island is eroding and appears to only be accessible at low tide, but there is a trail through the mangroves where visitors can walk all the way to the Longboat Pass Bridge. There are downed Australian pines here that make for some dramatic backdrops for photographers, but the birds can be found inhabiting the beach line, from the tip of the island south for almost two miles. Some of the largest concentrations of birds will be found from the Broadway access south. American oystercatchers, black skimmers, red

knots, black-bellied plovers and willets can be found here all winter long, sometimes in large congregations. Ruddy turnstones and sanderlings are year-round residents. Snowy and Wilson’s plovers comb the wrackline (debris left on the beach by high tide), and occasional winter visitors include northern gannets, piping plovers, whimbrels and marbled godwits. Beachgoers are also encouraged to keep an eye to the sky, where they may see magnificent frigatebirds, ospreys, brown pelicans and, occasionally, an American bald eagle. Birders can also expect to see a range of terns and all the typical gulls. A few of the terns include royal terns, common terns, Caspian terns, Forster’s terns and sandwich terns. Snowy egrets and great blue herons like to perch on the wave-polished dead trees that line the shore. The bayside of the island has several top birding spots where enthusiasts can view wading birds

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such as the roseate spoonbill, reddish egret, tri-colored heron, little blue heron and wood stork. A sure sign that winter visitors are present is the arrival of the majestic white pelicans that line the bay during the winter months. You’ll find great viewing opportunities for pelicans and wading birds on the bayside of Greer Island, the Longbeach Village, Joan Durante Park and the Quick Point Nature Preserve to the south on New Pass. Both Durante and Quick Point have extensive nature trails with inland canals and bayfront grass flats. Boaters will find Sarasota Bay rich with grass

flats that can host thousands of birds on a low tide. One of the gems of Longboat Key is the Sister Keys, a group of islands that were protected from development in 1992 and benefited from a $1 million-plus mitigation project beginning in 2007. The indigenous flora and created wetlands have been a boon for local wildlife. Whether you’re a veteran birdwatcher, a photographer or just enjoy Florida’s coastal beauty, you’ll find Longboat Key’s rich and abundant bird life a feast for the senses. — Rusty Chinnis

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Whether you are an avid boater, kayaker, runner, biker, tennis player, golfer, swimmer or if you enjoy any other type of recreational activity — Longboat Key offers them all. Below are just a few places for you to take advantage of the recreation-friendly amenities the Key offers. LONGBOAT KEY PUBLIC TENNIS CENTER

The Longboat Key Public Tennis Center opened in 1998 and now, with its 10 soft clay courts, daily organized events and teaching professionals on staff, getting in a few matches of tennis is never hard to do. The Tennis Center’s 1,750-squarefoot pro shop and players observation deck (completed in December 2009) is sure to be a treat for any tennis player. The center also hosts two USTA-sanctioned tournaments each year, along with a variety of other tennis

» fast fact The Public Tennis Center currently has more than 400 members. events. There are also tennis leagues to join, as well as round-robins every afternoon. The center is open every day but requires advance notice to reserve a court. To make a reservation, call the Tennis Center at 941-316-TENS (8367).

The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers beautiful facilities for both tennis and golf enthusiasts. The Key Club’s Tennis Gardens, completed in March 2009, boasts 20 HarTru courts and has received rave reviews, not only from Longboaters, but also from the USTA, which honored the resort with its 2009 Outstanding Facility Award. The Tennis Gardens also includes a clubhouse, pro shop, locker room, players patio, a HydroGrid irrigation system as well as the Court 21 Café & Lounge that includes terrace seating. The Tennis Gardens also offers clinics and private lessons and group events. For membership information, call the Key Club at 941-383-8821. For those who enjoy playing the links, the Key Club offers 45 holes of championship golf with two beautiful courses — Islandside and

» fast fact More than 30,000 people on average have attended the Sarasota Open tennis tournament each year held at the Longboat Key Club and Resort’s Tennis Gardens. Harbourside. The Islandside course is an 18-hole, links-style course that borders the Gulf of Mexico. Harbourside offers three nine-hole courses surrounded by beautiful trees and bordering Sarasota Bay. No matter which course of play you choose, the beautiful views and warm weather are sure to add a special touch to your game. To set up a tee time, call the Pro Shop two days in advance at 941-3871632.


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THINGS TO DO MOTE MARINE LABORATORY AND AQUARIUM

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to watch a shark eat its lunch, 26 see a manatee up close or touch a stringray? At Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, located on City Island just over the New Pass Bridge, you can take in all of these exciting experiences. Mote Aquarium is part of Mote Marine Laboratory, an independent non-profit organization that encompasses not only the public aquarium, but also seven research centers and an education division. Mote Aquarium is home to sharks, manatees, dolphins, sea turtles and more than 100 other species of marine life. Two of Mote’s biggest attractions, both metaphorically and literally, are its resident manatees, Hugh and Buffett. Hugh and Buffett are the only two manatees in the world trained to participate in research. When they’re not busy helping scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory learn about their species, they spend their time snacking on approximately 72 heads of lettuce per day. From the larger-than-life manatees to delicate seahorses, the multitude of marine life at Mote is sure to amaze visitors.

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LONGBOAT KEY TURTLE WATCH

If you’re on Longboat Key during the months of May through October, you may witness some tiny miracles taking place on our beautiful white sand beaches, as baby sea turtles emerge from their nests and crawl toward the Gulf of Mexico. Sea-turtle nesting season takes place from May through October, when the female sea turtles come onto the beach and lay their eggs; the turtles return to the beach where they hatched, oftentimes to the exact spot where they hatched. Only one in 1,000 baby sea turtles will survive to maturity, so Longboaters do everything possible to help

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these little creatures make their way. Longboat Key Turtle Watch, a group of dedicated volunteers, monitors turtle nests on the north end of the Key, while the Mote Marine Laboratory Turtle Conservation Team monitors the south end. Longboaters also do their part by turning off any lights on or near the beach after dark. This is crucial, because hatchings occur at night, when the baby turtles are programmed to follow the moonlight to the water. Whether you attend a nest opening or witness this wondrous occurrence during a stroll on the beach, the excitement of turtle nesting season is shared by everyone on Longboat Key. But, all visitors must remember to keep their distance when observing these magnificent occurrences and simply marvel at Mother Nature at work.

SAVE OUR SEABIRDS

Each winter, Longboaters welcome some of their favorite visitors from the North — of the feathered variety — as bluebirds, loons and other species of migrating seabirds flock to Longboat Key when the weather turns cold. Unfortunately, many migrating birds and native species alike face dangerous obstacles, such as fishing lines, boat propellers and vehicle collisions, which can leave them injured and at risk. That’s where Save Our Seabirds comes in. Save Our Seabirds is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008

that helps birds that are sick, injured or simply unable to survive on their own in the wild. Save Our Seabirds, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, is home to up to 250 birds. The birds are treated and rehabilitated in the hope of releasing them back into their natural environment. Many of the birds, including sandhill cranes, swans, owls and hawks, are on display for visitors to see and learn about, free of charge. The organization also hosts guided tours of its facility every Sunday, when visitors can get an in-depth lesson on the different species of birds.


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ARTS AND CULTURE Sarasota is one of the cultural centers, if not the cultural capital, of Florida. The city is home to some of the nation’s top performing arts and dance facilities, as evident by the 2.3 million total attendees to arts and cultural events in the city annually. These venues offer original programming year-round and are always on the cusp of emerging trends in the arts world. » Arts Center Sarasota

» Florida Studio Theatre

» Sarasota Opera

707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 365-2032 / artsarasota.org This member-based art organization opened in 1949. It promotes local arts and art appreciation through educational programs and diverse exhibits of local and international art.

1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota 366-9017 / floridastudiotheatre.org This professional theater company offers contemporary plays and has been in operation since 1973.

61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota 366-8450 / sarasotaopera.org Sarasota Opera showcases a full season of opera in the opera house it owns. It offers a diverse repertoire of classic and modern operas, but is most widely known for its ongoing Verdi cycle, in which the opera will play every note Giuseppe Verdi ever wrote.

» Asolo Repertory Theatre and FSU/Asolo Conservatory

5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 351-9010 / aslorep.org These two theater groups share a partnership but operate separately under the same roof. FSU/Asolo Conservatory is the three-year graduate degree program that offers a season of four productions; the third-year students act in Asolo Repertory Theatre productions. Asolo Repertory Theatre is the professional repertory theater offering a diverse repertoire featuring plays, new works and musicals. » Bradenton Village of the Arts

1113 12th St. W., Bradenton 747-8056 / villageofthearts.com Home to 42 acres of galleries and artist dwellings, this community of artists is famous for its small colorful cottages, restaurants and retail shops. The first weekend of every month, the Village of the Arts hosts its Monthly Art Walk.

» Island Players

1009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Island 778-5755 / theislandplayers.org This community theater venue operates on Anna Maria Island and offers a handful of live productions in an intimate setting. » Manatee Performing Arts Hall

502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton 748-5875 / manateeplayers.com This community theater in Bradenton features two theaters as well as rehearsal and classroom space in Bradenton. » Riverwalk

East to west from Green Bridge to Manatee Memorial Hospital along Waterfront Drive, Bradenton 479-2871 / Realizebradenton.com This 1.5-mile-long paved path along the shoreline of the Manatee River hosts music and art festivals, concerts, playgrounds, volleyball courts and even a skate park, to name a few of the attractions. The outdoor public space is perfect for families and people of all ages.

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» Sarasota Orchestra

709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 953-3434 / sarasotaorchestra.org What started as a community orchestra in 1948 has grown into a full-fledged professional orchestra. It recently came under the new direction of Anu Tali. » South Florida Museum

201 10th St. W., Bradenton 746-2556 / southfloridamuseum.org Learn about prehistoric Florida at the museum, get nose to nose with Snooty, the oldest manatee on record, at the aquarium or head to the outer limits of the galaxy in the planetarium at the largest natural and cultural history museum on the Gulf Coast of Florida. » The Players Theatre

838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 365-2494 / theplayers.org This Sarasota-based community theater opened in 1936. It offers musicals, plays and black-box style theater.

» The Sarasota Ballet

5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 359-0099 / sarasotaballet.org The Sarasota Ballet is the only professional ballet company on the Gulf Coast. It was founded in 1987 and maintains a diverse repertoire of contemporary and classic ballets. » The Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota 359-5700 / ringling.org The Ringling offers 66 acres of beautiful grounds and familyfriendly activities. In addition to the Museum of Art, there's the Circus Museum, Cà d'Zan (Mediterranean Revival winter home of the late John and Mable Ringling) and Historic Asolo Theater. » Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 1-800-826-9303 / vanwezel.org Van Wezel is the largest venue in Sarasota. It seats 1,736 people for a diverse array of music, dance, theater, comedic and Broadway productions. » Venice Theatre

140 Tampa Ave. W., Venice 488-1115 / venicestage.com Venice Theatre is the Venicebased community theater and one of the largest community theaters in the United States. It opened in 1950 and offers a variety of entertaining productions.

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TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY The Town of Longboat Key was born Nov. 14, 1955. That’s when 199 of the island’s 250 registered voters gathered in a 28 tiny fire station and voted 186-13 in favor of incorporation. The Town has done a lot of growing up in its first 58 years. Today, it has more than 6,200 registered voters, a permanent Bicentennial Park population of 6,884 residents and a population of 18,000 to 24,000 towns in Florida. The Police Deduring peak season. partment includes 19 sworn offiSplit between Sarasota and cers, many of whom are also EMTs. Manatee counties, the Town is The police marine patrol units pagoverned by the seven-member trol the waterways surrounding the Longboat Key Town Commission Key. The Fire-Rescue Department and administered under a town has 33 sworn emergency personmanager/council form of governnel, all of whom are paramedics or ment. EMTs. The department also offers The town has approximately 120 services to the community such employees and a full complement as blood pressure screening, fire/ of departments, including Planning safety inspections and CPR trainZoning and Building, Public Works, ing. Both departments maintain Town Clerk, Police, Fire-Rescue, IT cooperative relationships with poand Finance. lice and fire departments in other Longboat Key is consistently communities. ranked as one of the 10 safest

Bicentennial Park The Town is responsible for maintaining one of the Key’s most valuable assets: its 12 miles of white sand beach that make the island a world-class tourist destination, plus 12 public beach accesses. Town-operated recreational amenities include the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center, which offers 10 soft clay courts, teaching professionals, an observation

THE RESORT AT LONGBOAT KEY CLUB It’s easy to see why Travel + Leisure magazine named The Resort at Longboat Key Club in its annual listing of the top 500 hotels and resorts worldwide. Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend getaway, family vacation, wedding or meeting, The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers an unforgettable experience. Located on the southern tip of Longboat Key’s white sand beaches, the resort’s 221 rooms offer breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico, Islandside golf course or a private lagoon. The resort opened in 1982 with a three-month celebration titled “Celebration of a Dream” — a reference to circus magnate John Ringling’s vision in the 1920s of a luxurious hotel that would be the jewel of the island. Nearly 32 years later, that dream is alive and well. Since Ocean Properties purchased the resort and Key Club facilities in late 2012, the properties have undergone approximately $4.5 million in upgrades. The Key Club’s ongoing commitment to sustainability also earned it Florida’s official “Green Lodging”

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certification. Once you pass through the gates, you’ll find Four-Diamond amenities that will make you certain you’ve found your home away from home. The Tennis Gardens, with its 20 Har-Tru courts, has earned numerous accolades since it opened in 2009, including recognition in Tennis magazine’s “Top Tennis Resorts of 2012” and on Tennis Resorts Online, which listed the Key Club as a “2013 Gold Medal Tennis Resort.”

The Islandside golf course includes 18 holes spread over lush greens overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The Harbourside course offers three nine-hole courses designed by Willard Byrd. But recreation at the resort goes beyond tennis and golf. A 9.5-mile island path makes for a scenic bike ride, jog or stroll. (Bicycles and helmets are available.) A 291-slip marina can accommodate boats of up to 150 feet.

deck and regular events; and Bayfront Park Recreation Center, where you’ll find regular fitness classes and bridge games, plus a playground, tennis, basketball and shuffleboard courts and a multipurpose ball field. Other Town parks are Bicentennial Park, Joan M. Durante Park, Quick Point Nature Preserve and Overlook Park. If relaxation is your goal, consider an island-inspired facial or massage and a wide variety of wellness-oriented body treatments and aromatherapies at The Spa. Also consider scheduling a session with a personal trainer in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center or trying spin or Pilates classes in the Mind & Motion Studio or beachside yoga and tai chi. The resort is a place where business and pleasure mix: Its prime location and flexible meeting space make it a top destination for executive retreats and groups of 10 to 150. With inclusive wedding packages and five venues ranging from the pristine beachfront to an elegant ballroom, it is an ideal place to say, “I do.” The resort is just minutes away from St. Armands Circle’s world-class shops and restaurants and Sarasota’s cultural attractions. It’s easily accessible from SarasotaBradenton International Airport and Tampa International Airport and driving distance from famed Florida attractions such as Orlando theme parks — Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios; Tampa's Busch Gardens and St. Petersburg’s Dali Museum.


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DISTANCE FROM AREA AIRPORTS Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)..........................................8 miles Tampa International Airport (TPA)...................... 59 miles Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)...................................... 95 miles Orlando International Airport (MCO).............137 miles

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LONGBOAT KEY DINING Longboat Key is known for more than its beaches. The island is renowned for its plethora of restaurants that will whet the appetite of any diner. In fact, Florida Trend magazine recently recognized three restaurants on the 10.8-mile island in its annual “Golden Spoon Awards,” which honor the state’s top restaurants. Whether you want a romantic, candlelight dinner at a Zagat-rated

restaurant, an Old Florida experience or a casual place to bring the whole family before or after a trip to the beach, Longboat Key has an array of options. Restaurant hours vary, but the Key has options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Many of the Key’s restaurants are as famous for their waterfront views as they are for their menus. The Key includes both Gulf-front and bayfront restaurants, many of which offer out-

door dining, and several of which are accessible by boat. Don’t be surprised if you spot a dolphin or manatee or capture a stunning sunset on your camera, all while dining outdoors. With the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay in their backyard, many restaurants specialize in fresh, local seafood. The Key is home to several famous grouper sandwiches, while stone crabs are a popular choice when they are in season — from Oct.

15 through May 15. The island also has options for steak, sandwiches, pizza, vegetarian dining and more. Drinking options also abound: You will find no shortage of happy hours or extensive wine selections on Longboat Key. Many restaurants offer catering services and are also available to host private parties and events. St. Armands Circle and Lido Key’s hotels also offer an eclectic mix of dining options. For up-to-date information about Key restaurants, contact the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce at 941383-2466.

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MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY » All businesses listed represent the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce membership as of Dec. 31, 2013. Area code is 941 unless otherwise indicated. Corporate Partners

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A Bridge for Independence, LLC................................ 925-2433 A Paradise Vacation Rentals.......................................... 778-4800 A Victorian Bride Hair & Make-up Studio / Artist - On Location....................................... 928-3651 Abbott’s Family Charters................................................ 302-4734 ABC Rentals.............................................................................. 929-1850 Advanced Insurance Brokerage, LLC....................... 896-4800 Alan Hazley................................................................................755-9791 Al Purmort Insurance........................................................ 924-3808 All Star Laundry & Dry Cleaning............................... 907-6814 Always Home.......................................................................... 404-1011 AMI LBK Property Management.............................. 404-4600 Anna Maria Island Sarong Company...................... 962-8439 Annie’s Bait & Tackle.......................................................... 794-3580 Aqua Plumbing & Air........................................................ 366-7676 Arctic Air Services, Inc...................................................... 747-8800 Arrow Environmental Services.................................... 377-0888 AskTheSeal.com....................................................... (800) 410-7325 Asolo Repertory Theatre................................................ 351-9010 AutoNation Ford Bradenton........................................ 747-4411

B Backyard Bike Shop............................................................. 383-5184 Bank United - Broadway Promenade Branch... 366-2904 Barefoot Weddings............................................................. 952-1440 BB&T - Oswald Trippe & Company........................ 778-2206 Beach Bistro.............................................................................. 778-6444 Beach Castle Resort............................................................ 383-2639 The Beach on Longboat Key........................................ 383-1636 The Beachcomber................................................................ 383-1083 Beachhouse Restaurant................................................... 779-2222 The Bijou Cafe........................................................................ 366-8111 Binjara Traders........................................................................ 388-3335 BJ Bishop........................................................................ (571) 228-2610 Blinds Unlimited................................................................... 359-8800 Blue Creek Enterprises, Inc............................................. 383-0822 Blue Dolphin Cafe................................................................ 388-3566 The Blue Dolphin Cafe..................................................... 383-3787 Bluewater Construction, LLC....................................... 383-8043 Bobcat Disposal, LLC......................................................... 556-1426 Boost Studio............................................................................ 748-0915 Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.................................................................. 729-9177 Bridge Street Bistro.............................................................. 782-1122 Bridge Street Interiors........................................................ 782-1130 Brooks Brothers..................................................................... 954-7545 Budget Self Storage - Fruitville..................................... 364-9202 Building Connections........................................................ 465-0081 Bungalow Beach Resort................................................... 778-3600

C Cadence Bank......................................................................... 365-5934 Cafe L’Europe........................................................................... 388-4415 Cafe Lido.................................................................................... 388-2161 Cannons Marina................................................................... 383-1311

Casa Del Mar Beach Resort........................................... 383-5549 Caswell Legal........................................................................... 366-7727 Cedars Tennis Resort............................................ (888) 655-8640 Cedars West of Longboat, Inc..................................... 383-4666 Centre Shops Family Practice & Urgent Care.... 387-1211 Centre Shops of Longboat Key................................... 387-3135 Century 21 Beggins Enterprises.................................. 387-8888 Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC......................... (713) 739-7722 Chart House............................................................................. 383-5593 Christ Church of Longboat Key (Presbyterian U.S.A.)......................... 383-8833 Ciao Italia!.................................................................................. 383-0010 Circus Arts Conservatory................................................ 355-9335 Cleaner Conditions............................................................. 587-8835 Coastal Hauling Service.................................................... 794-1322 Comcast Cable....................................................................... 371-6700 Contemporary Industries South................................ 955-2440 Cunningham PropertyManagement Corp............ 383-9561

D Davi & Valenti Movers- Stevens Van Lines.......... 727-1459 Dennis Hassell & Associates.......................................... 746-4919 Design 2000 for Hair & Nails......................................... 387-9807 Devcon Security Services Corp................................... 549-0450 The Diplomat Resort......................................................... 383-3791 The Dock on the Bay......................................................... 383-3716 Dolce Orchestra.................................................................... 746-4634 Dori Dance Studio............................................................... 726-2130 Dr. Anit Ford............................................................................ 926-8855 Dry Dock Waterfront Grill............................................. 383-0102

E Easter Seals Southwest Florida, Inc....... 355-7637, Ext:404 Economic Development Corp. of Sarasota County............................................... 309-1200 Economic Recovery Group............................... (888) 270-6288 Edgewater Contractors Inc............................................ 809-4835 Elite Family Care.................................................................... 556-1117 Engel & Voelkers Longboat Key, Tina Rudek..... 383-5543 Euphemia Haye Restaurant & The Haye Loft Lounge & Dessert Room............... 383-3633 Event Production, LLC...................................................... 493-6969

F First Bank of Longboat Key............................................ 383-6847 Floor Care Solutions........................................................... 552-1287 Florida Power & Light........................................................ 917-0708 Florida Vacation Connection....................................... 387-9709 Foreman and Associates, Inc........................................ 955-8111 Four Winds Beach Resort............................................... 383-2411 Fox Mirror & Glass, Inc..................................................... 955-4448 Fran Blum.................................................................................. 383-9625

G G. Fried Flooring America.............................................. 921-7704 Gagne Construction........................................................... 778-3215 Galaxy Pools............................................................................. 758-6126 Gold Coast Eagle Distributing..................................... 355-7685 Goodwill - Manasota......................................................... 355-2721

Gorilla Kleen............................................................................ 952-1000 Grant’s Gardens, Inc........................................................... 343-9396 Grayhawk Systems............................................................... 487-2964 Green Ginger Hair Design.............................................. 388-5500 Gregory K. Wall AIA PA................................................... 953-5454 Gulf Beach Motel.................................................................. 388-2127 Gulf Business Systems........................................................ 379-0111 Gulf Coast Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc................... 685-6929 Gulf Tides of Longboat Key........................................... 383-5595 Gulfshore Media/SEE Magazine................................. 342-2300 Gulfshore of Longboat Key............................................ 383-2254

H Harry’s Continental Kitchens....................................... 383-0777 Help at Home Healthcare............................................... 388-3117 High Wind Shutters............................................................ 232-0276 Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort.............. 383-2451 Hodgell Gallery...................................................................... 366-1146 Holiday Inn Lido Beach.................................................... 388-5555 HouseMaids............................................................................. 953-4300 Howard Rooks........................................................................ 388-1888 Hughes Exterminators...................................................... 923-4544

I The Inn at Sarasota Bay Club....................................... 953-6949 Innovative Habitat Architects..................................... 921-2517 Insignia Bank............................................................................ 366-7100 Island Animal Clinic............................................................ 778-2445 Island Players............................................................................ 778-3959 Island Sedan............................................................................. 730-8803

J J Wood Realty......................................................................... 809-8099 Jack Elka Photography....................................................... 778-2711 James Anderson Design & Building......................... 993-2117 Jay Goodley Entertainment........................................... 480-9600 Jennette Properties.............................................................. 359-3435 John Gubernat Handyman Services........................ 383-5765 JSC Corp - Remodeling & Construction............... 744-1062

K Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran.................................... 870-4349 Keller Williams Realty - Gerald Cunningham.... 321-8848 KellerWilliams Realty - Richard Curtis, P.A.......... 730-8037 Kerkering, Barberio & Co................................................ 365-4617 Key Cleaners & Linen Service, Inc.............................. 383-1222 Key Signs, LLC......................................................................... 383-0202 Kilwin’s Chocolates of St. Armands......................... 388-3200 Kimberly Dyer Photography......................................... 228-3120 Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key...........................................................

L Landscape Lighting Repair, Inc.................................... 786-6644 LaPensee Plumbing & Pools.......................................... 778-5622 Lazy Lobster of Longboat............................................... 383-0440 LBK Cabinetry Studio........................................................ 552-8137 LBK Home Services, LLC.................................................. 383-3555 Le Colonne Restaurant..................................................... 388-4348


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Lido Beach Grille................................................................... 388-5608 Lido Beach Resort................................................................ 388-2161 Liquid Limousine Charters, LLC................................. 383-1235 Little Gull Cottages............................................................. 383-8818 Liz Yerkes, LMT...................................................................... 387-0857 Longboat Bay Club.............................................................. 383-9561 Longboat Cardiology, P.A............................................... 383-7300 Longboat Hardware............................................................ 383-1313 Longboat Island Chapel................................................... 383-6491 Longboat Island Chapel Lord’s Warehouse........ 383-4738 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce................. 383-2466 Longboat Key Center for the Arts............................. 383-2345 Longboat Key Club & Resort........................................ 387-1602 Longboat Key Dental......................................................... 383-6400 The Longboat Key Education Center..................... 383-8811 Longboat Key Financial & Insurance Group.......... 383-2300 Longboat Key Garden Club, Inc................................. 383-0538 Longboat Key Massage..................................................... 387-3388 Longboat Key Tennis Center......................................... 316-8367 Longboat Library, Inc......................................................... 383-2011 Longboat Limousine/Suncoast Sedans................. 383-1235 The Longboat Observer.................................................. 383-5509 Longboat Title Services, L.C.......................................... 387-8773 Lynches Pub & Grub.......................................................... 388-5550

M Madison Ave. Advertising& Publishing, Inc....... 351-0979 Mangrove Realty - Team Renick................................ 400-8735 Manson Roofing, Inc......................................................... 748-5547 Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant.................................. 383-2391 Marc Mannino, Guitarist................................................ 773-4227 Mary Lou Johnson Photography............................... 383-4217 MEDI Weightloss of Sarasota....................................... 954-3800 Michael F. Jakusovas, C.P.A., P.L.................................... 727-1041 Michael Saunders & Co.................................................... 383-5502 Michael Saunders & Co.................................................... 383-7591 Michael Saunders & Co.................................................... 730-2444 Michael Saunders & Co. - Cathy Meldahl............ 383-5502 Michael Saunders & Co. - Cheryl Wilson............. 592-5835 Michael Saunders & Co. Deborah Beacham............................................................... 376-2688 Michael Saunders & Co. Maruta Miluns, M.B.A...................................................... 374-9702 Michael Saunders & Co. - Maureen Horn........... 539-3384 Michael Saunders & Co. - Shelley Barker.............. 706-5403 Michael Saunders & Co. - Sherri Mills.................... 383-7591 Michael Saunders & Co. - Rental Division.......... 552-4200 Miller Electric.......................................................................... 383-1008 Moments in Time Photography................................ 362-4567 Morgan Stanley Wealth Management - Corey Schaul........................................ 363-8523 Mote Marine Laboratory................................................ 388-4441 Must Do Visitor Guides, Siesta Publications, Inc..................................................... 266-0054 Myco-Tek.................................................................................... 486-9595 Myers Painting, LLC............................................................ 921-9535

N National Awards Florida, Inc........................................ 383-9700 NBI Suncontrol...................................................................... 360-8500 New College Foundation, Inc....................................... 487-4800 Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Sokos, P.A........... 954-4691

O Dick & Karen O’Dowd...................................................... 758-1282 Outrigger Resort................................................................... 383-3187

P Palm Avenue Fine Art....................................................... 388-7526

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Palm Pages Inc........................................................................ 922-0441 Pam Santarlas.......................................................................... 737-2471 Pampered Movers of Sarasota, LLC......................... 343-9443 Paradise Vacation Properties........................................ 366-4433 Paragon Fine Art Festivals, Inc........................ (631) 421-1590 The Players, Inc...................................................................... 365-2494 The Plumbing Place............................................................ 378-5678 Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay........................... 361-7514 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty................. 383-2500 Premier Sotheby’s Intl. Realty Andrew Bers............................................................................. 383-2550 Progressive Waste Solutions............................ (813) 352-9156 Property Solutions Group.............................................. 383-2727 Publix Supermarkets, Inc................................................ 383-1326

Q Qwik-N-EZ................................................................................ 383-4549

R R&R Heating & Cooling, Inc......................................... 747-4055 RE/MAX Alliance Group................................................. 383-9700 Red Hott Press Inc............................................................... 526-3964 Rental Depot Weddings Tents & Events, Co............................................................... 929-9382 The Resort at Longboat Key Club............................. 383-8821 Riddell Law Group............................................................... 366-1300 Right At Home....................................................................... 929-1966 Robert Gault................................................................................................... Robert Rokop AIA Architect, LLC............................ 388-4100 Robrady....................................................................................... 556-1662 Rodbender Fishing Charters......................................... 320-8171 Rolling Waves Beach Cottage, Inc............................. 383-1323 The Royal Treatment Home Care LLC................... 302-6193 RUM International Inc...................................................... 387-7773 Rusty Chinnis Contractor, Inc...................................... 383-2900 RVA, Resort Vacations......................................... (888) 655-8640

S Sally Trout Interior Design, Inc.................................... 953-4418 The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach...................... 388-2181 Sand Cay Beach Resort..................................................... 383-5044 Sand Petal Weddings......................................................... 923-6060 Sandbar Restaurant............................................................ 778-0444 Sandpiper Inn......................................................................... 383-2552 Sarabay Real Estate.............................................................. 355-7696 Sarasota Architectural Salvage.................................... 362-0803 Sarasota Bay Club................................................................. 552-3284 Sarasota County Government.................................... 861-5257 Sarasota County Tax Collector................................... 861-8300 Sarasota Document Shredding.................................. 927-7586 Sarasota Fun Machines.................................................... 925-0376 Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority..................... 359-5200 Sarasota Open........................................................................ 809-8996 Sarasota Opera...................................................................... 366-8450 Sarasota Trophy & Awards, Inc.................................. 921-4339 The Sarasota YMCA........................................................... 366-6778 Save Our Seabirds, Inc....................................................... 388-3010 Sea Club I................................................................................... 383-2431 Sea Grape Inn.......................................................................... 383-2105 Sea Horse Beach Resort.................................................... 383-2417 Seaside Garden Retreat.................................................... 554-2123 Senior Bridge............................................................................ 360-9700 Servpro of Bradenton........................................................ 792-7715 Servpro of North Sarasota............................................. 365-4614 ShelCidy Custom Remodeling, Inc........................... 921-4222 Shore Sarasota........................................................................ 388-3535 Showcase Designs/ Green & Clean Homes........ 586-3734 Shutts & Bowen..................................................................... 365-0550 Siesta Sports Rentals........................................................... 346-1797

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Signs by Tomorrow............................................................. 925-2605 Signs Now.................................................................................. 951-7888 Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort.................................... 383-3731 Specialized Plumbing Technologies......................... 379-5118 St. Armands Circle............................................................... 388-1554 St. Armands Travel.............................................................. 388-4421 Statewide Disaster Restoration South.................... 359-9505 Steff’s Stuff Antiques.......................................................... 383-1901 Stephanie Dubsky Photography................................ 587-9869 Stonegate Bank (formerly Florida Shores Bank)................................... 684-5510 Sun ’n’ Sea Cottages............................................................ 383-5588 Suncoast Crane of Sarasota, LLC............................... 915-0119 Suncoast Fishing Charters, LLC................................... 356-0629 Sunglass Express Optical................................................. 388-5115 Sunny Day Guide..................................................... (757) 468-0606 Sunset Realty........................................................................... 587-9288 SunTrust Bank, Southwest Florida............................ 387-5600 Superior Asphalt, Inc......................................................... 755-2850

T Take Shape for Life............................................................... 544-4590 Tampa Bay Rays........................................................ (727) 825-3250 Temple Beth Israel of Longboat Key, Inc.............. 383-3428 The David Gregory Salon................................................ 383-8699 The Law Office of Thomas L. Young..........(813) 251-9706 The Lock Up Self-Storage................................................ 906-1601 Tim Smith Marine Services............................................ 312-6728 Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Cafe................................. 388-2888 Touch of Africa...................................................................... 328-8943 Town of Longboat Key..................................................... 316-1999 Trimmers Holiday Decor................................................. 355-6655 Turner Tree and Landscape .......................................... 745-2101 Twin Shores Mobile Home Owners Assoc., Inc..... 383-1646

U Unique Air, Inc........................................................................ 377-0153 United Electric..................................................... 756-5465 Ext:317 Universal Window Solutions........................................ 752-7473 The UPS Store......................................................................... 383-8989

V ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance...................... 383-0817 Veranda Beach Club........................................................... 383-5511 Vision Asset Management................................ (203) 415-5581 Visit Sarasota County........................................................ 957-1877

W Wagner Realty........................................................................ 383-5577 Wagner Realty - Bonnie Wiedeman........................ 383-5577 Waterfront 7 Realty............................................................ 400-6682 Watrous Video Productions, Inc............................... 366-3316 Weddings of Sarasota........................................................ 923-4333 Westminster Towers & Shores.................................... 747-1881 White Sands Cleaner, Longboat................................. 383-6312 White Sands of Longboat............................................... 383-2428 The Wicker Inn...................................................................... 387-8344 Wolfmouth Charters......................................................... 720-4418 Wright Accounting, Inc................................................... 366-0344 WSLR, Inc................................................................................... 894-6469 Wyland Galleries................................................................... 388-5331

Y Yarnall Warehouse, Inc..................................................... 365-3060 Yorkshire Property Management................. (231) 883-7402 Your Fitness Instructor..................................................... 312-6126


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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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ACCOMMODATIONS Beach Castle Resort Jana Troyer 5310 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2639 (888) 655-8640 E-mail: info@rqswfl.com www.beachcastle.com The Beach on Longboat Key Jana Troyer 3465 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1636 (888) 655-8640 E-mail: info@rqswfl.com www.thebeachonlbk.com The Beachcomber Steve Zook 2721 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1083 E-mail: donna@longboatkeybeachcomber.com www.longboatkeybeachcomber.com Bungalow Beach Resort Gayle Luper 2000 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-3600 (800) 779-3601 E-mail: bungalow@bungalowbeach.com www.bungalowbeach.com Casa Del Mar Beach Resort Mark Meador 4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5549 E-mail: casadelmar@casadelmar.net www.casadelmar.net Cedars Tennis Resort Jana Troyer 645A Cedars Court Longboat Key, FL 34228 (888) 655-8640 E-mail: info@rqswfl.com www.CedarsTennisResort.com

Cedars West of Longboat, Inc. Lois Donnelly 5655 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-4666 E-mail: cedarswest@comcast.net www.cedarswest.com The Diplomat Resort Matt Angelo 3155 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-3791, (800) 344-5418 E-mail: info@diplomatresort.net www.diplomatresort.net The Dock on the Bay Susan Smith 3440 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-3716 E-mail: susansmith@comcast.net www.dockonthebaylbk.com Florida Vacation Connection Jan Jordan and Michele Knuese 3720 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-9709, (800) 593-4390 E-mail: fvconnect@aol.com www.flvacationconnection.com Four Winds Beach Resort Nancy Yoder 2605 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2411, (800) 982-8720 E-mail: fourwindslbk@hotmail.com www.fourwindslbk.com

Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort Roy Padgett 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2451, (800) 282-3046 www.longboatkey.hilton.com Holiday Inn Lido Beach Kymberley Mackenzie 233 Ben Franklin Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5555, (866) 306-5452 E-mail: info@lidobeachholidayinn.com www.holidayinn.com Lido Beach Resort Susan Ryan 700 Ben Franklin Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-2161, (800) 441-2113 E-mail: info@lidobeachresort.com www.lidobeachresort.com Little Gull Cottages Debbie Trotter 5330 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8818, (800) 333-7335 E-mail: littlegull@vacationfla.com www.FloridaRent.com Longboat Bay Club Lisa Langevin 3200 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-9561, (800) 333-7335 www.FloridaRent.com

Gulf Beach Motel Debbie Stirling 930 Ben Franklin Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-2127, (800) 232-2489 E-mail: gulfbeachresort@aol.com www.gulfbeachsarasota.com

Outrigger Resort Betty Johnson 5155 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-3187 (866) 744-6400 E-mail: outriggerlbk@verizon.net www.outriggerresort.com

Gulf Tides of Longboat Key Julia Langevin 3008 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5595, (800) 333-7335 E-mail: gulftides@VacationFLA.com www.FloridaRent.com

The Resort at Longboat Key Club Karen Rangel 220 Sands Point Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8821, (800) 237-8821 E-mail: sales@longboatkeyclub.com www.longboatkeyclub.com


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Rolling Waves Beach Cottage, Inc. Pat Laurin 6351 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1323 E-mail: info@rollingwaves.com www.rollingwaves.com

Seaside Garden Retreat Thomas Brennan 2922-2936 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 554-2123 E-mail: tom@seaside-garden-retreat.com www.seaside-garden-retreat.com

Wright Accounting, Inc. Barbara Wright 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 200 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 366-0344 E-mail: Barbara@Wright-Tax.com www.Wright-Tax.com

RVA, Resort Vacations Jana Troyer 4030 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (888) 655-8640 E-mail: info@rqswfl.com www.RVAFL.com

Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort Jana Troyer 5841 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-3731 (888) 655-8640 E-mail: info@rqswfl.com www.silversandsgulfbeachresort.com

ADVERTISING

Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach Sandra Rios 1540 Ben Franklin Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-2181 (800) 225-2181 E-mail: sandcastlelidobeach.com www.sandcastlelidobeach.com

Sun ’n’ Sea Cottages Jim McGucken 4651 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5588 E-mail: sunnseacott@aol.com www.sunnsea.com

Sand Cay Beach Resort Elaine Frederick 4725 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5044 (800) 843-4459 E-mail: reservations@sandcay.net www.sandcayresort.com

Veranda Beach Club Grace Denton 2509 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5511 (800) 411-5511 E-mail: veranda@michaelsaunders.com www.verandabeachclub.com

Sandpiper Inn Harold Cullison 5451 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2552 E-mail: innkeeper@sandpiperinn.com www.sandpiperinn.com

White Sands of Longboat Wayne Lashway 5114 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2428 (800) 230-2428 E-mail: info@whitesandsoflongboat.com www.whitesandsoflongboat.com

Sea Club I Christine Bushman 4141 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2431 E-mail: info@seaclub1.com www.seaclub1.com Sea Grape Inn Wanda Hatfield 5125 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2105 E-mail: seagrapeinn@gmail.com www.seagrapeinn.net Sea Horse Beach Resort Mary Maciel 3453 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2417 (866) 383-2417 E-mail: info@seahorselbk.com www.seahorsebeachresort.com

The Wicker Inn Lissy LaFlamme 5581 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-8344 (800) 285-3481 E-mail: stay@wickerinn.com www.wickerinn.com

ACCOUNTANTS Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Beth Ebersole, CPA 1990 Main St., Suite 801 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 365-4617 (800) 966-8676 E-mail: bebersole@kbgrp.com www.kbgrp.com Michael F. Jakusovas, C.P.A., P.L. Michael Jakusovas 5550 26th St. W., Suite 1 Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 727-1041 E-mail: michael@mfjcpa.com

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Madison Ave. Advertising & Publishing, Inc. Rick Bergere 501 St. Andrews Drive Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 351-0979 E-mail: info@madisonave-advertising.com www.madisonave-advertising.com

ADVERTISING DIRECTORY & GUIDE Palm Pages Inc. Karen Saunders 5473 Aylesbury Lane Sarasota, FL 34241 (941) 922-0441 E-mail: palmpages@aol.com www.palmpages.com

AIR CONDITIONING / HEATING Aqua Plumbing & Air John Wojtyna 8283 Vico Court Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 366-7676 E-mail: jwojtyna@aquaplumbing.com www.aquaplumbing.com Arctic Air Services, Inc. Scott Whitaker 2211 Whitfield Park Ave. Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 747-8800 E-mail: info@arcticair4me.com www.ArcticAir4me.com Building Connections Allie Hueter 2365 Slough Road Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 465-0081 E-mail: allie@buildingconnections4u.com www.buildingconnections4u.com

Sun ’n Sea Cottages 4561 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 941.383.5588 www.sunnsea.com

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R&R Heating & Cooling, Inc. Denine Kavany 4525 30th St W., Suite F-16 Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 747-4055 E-mail: RandRCooling@gmail.com www.R-RCooling.com Unique Air, Inc. Mike Montgomery 4515 19th St. Court E. Bradenton, FL 34203 (941) 377-0153, (877) 247-7365 E-mail: sales@uniqueservices.com www.uniqueservices.com

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ANTIQUES

ART CENTER

Sarasota Architectural Salvage Jesse White 1093 Central Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 362-0803 E-mail: info@sarasotasalvage.com www.sarasotasalvage.com

Longboat Key Center for the Arts Jane Buckman 6860 Longboat Drive S. Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2345 E-mail: lbkca@ringling.edu www.ringling.edu/LBKCA

Steff’s Stuff Antiques Stephanie Claussen 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1901 E-mail: buttercuponline@hotmail.com www.SteffsStuffLBK.com

ART DEALER

APPAREL CLOTHING - RETAIL

Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Mark Stuckey 6000 Airport Circle Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 359-5200 E-mail: karen.garofalo@srq-airport.com www.srq-airport.com

Binjara Traders Cleon Dixon 327 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-3335 E-mail: Ldixon2650@aol.com

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

Brooks Brothers Roger Gay 1500 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 954-7545 www.brooksbrothers.com

Island Sedan Mike Malone 107 Third St. S. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (941) 730-8803 E-mail: islandsedan@gmail.com www.islandsedan.com

Shore Sarasota Kristi Perez 465 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-3535 E-mail: info@shorebrand.com www.shopshore.com

Longboat Limousine/Suncoast Sedans Jimmy Seaton Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1235, (800) 525-4661 E-mail: longboatlimousine@yahoo.com www.longboatlimousine.com

ARCHITECTS Gregory K. Wall AIA PA Greg Wall 15 Paradise Plaza, Suite 156 Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 953-5454 E-mail: greg@gkwaia.com

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United Electric Larry Underwood 2045 60th Place E. Bradenton, FL 34203 (941) 756-5465 Ext:317 E-mail: services@Unitedelectric.biz www.unitedelectric.biz

Palm Avenue Fine Art Crystal Wagner 10 S. Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-7526 E-mail: info@palmavefineart.com www.palmavefineart.com

ART FESTIVALS / EVENTS Paragon Fine Art Festivals, Inc. Bill Kinney 1433 Flower Drive Sarasota, FL (631) 421-1590 E-mail: bill@paragonartfest.com www.paragonartevents.com

ART GALLERY Hodgell Gallery Brian J. O’Connell 46 Palm Ave. S. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 366-1146 E-mail: hodgell@550access.com Wyland Galleries Guy Vincent 314 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5331 (888) 588-5331 E-mail: sarasota@wylandkeywest.com www.wylandkeywest.com

ASBESTOS ABATEMENT

Innovative Habitat Architects Bradley John Smith 5932 Wildwood Ave. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 921-2517 E-mail: info@innovativehabitat.com www.innovativehabitat.com

Myco-Tek Joe Tine 325 Laurel Road E. Nokomis, FL 34275 (941) 486-9595 E-mail: info@myco-tek.net www.myco-tek.net

Robert Rokop AIA Architect, LLC Robert Rokop 400 Madison Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-4100 E-mail: robertrokop@verizon.net www.robertrokop.com

ASPHALT PAVING Superior Asphalt, Inc. Craig W. Robson 4703 15th St. E. Bradenton, FL 34203-3619 (941) 755-2850 www.superiorasphaltinc.net


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ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP / INDIVIDUAL B.J. Bishop 634 Buttonwood Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (571) 228-2610 E-mail: bjfriends1951@aol.com Fran Blum 595 Bay Isles Road, Suite I Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-9625 E-mail: franjblum@comcast.net

Robert Gault E-mail: bobgault@comcast.net

Riddell Law Group Julie Riddell 3400 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 202 Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 366-1300 www.rlglawfirm.com

AUTOMOBILE SALES / LEASING

The Law Office of Thomas L. Young Whitney Ross 2619 W. Watrous Ave. Tampa, FL 33629 (813) 251-9706 E-mail: tyoung@tlylaw.com www.tlylaw.com

ASSOCIATION ACCOUNTING Michael F. Jakusovas, C.P.A., P.L. Michael Jakusovas 5550 26th St. W., Suite 1 Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 727-1041 E-mail: michael@mfjcpa.com

ATTRACTION Asolo Repertory Theatre Judith Lambert 5555 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 351-9010 (800) 361-8388 E-mail: asolo@asolo.org www.asolorep.org

ATTORNEY Caswell Legal Chris Caswell 6842 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 366-7727 E-mail: ccaswell@caswelllegal.com www.caswelllegal.com

Circus Arts Conservatory Patty Ordoncz-Bains 2075 Bahia Vista St. Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 355-9335 E-mail: info@circussarasota.org www.CircusSarasota.org

Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC Harriet Zivley 945 Heights Blvd. Houston, TX 77008 (713) 739-7722 E-mail: hzivley@cmzlaw.net www.cmzlaw.net

Mote Marine Laboratory Dr. Michael P. Crosby 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-4441 (800) 691-6683 E-mail: info@mote.org www.mote.org

Economic Recovery Group Daffnee Cohen 1936 Lee Road, Suite 105 Winter Park, FL 32789 (888) 270-6288 www.erglawfirm.com

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Save Our Seabirds, Inc. David Pilston 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-3010 E-mail: admin@saveourseabirds.org www.saveourseabirds.org

Shutts & Bowen Mike Siegel 46 N. Washington Blvd., Suite 1 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 365-0550 E-mail: msiegel@shutts.com www.shutts.com

Dick and Karen O’Dowd 172 Pinehurst Drive Bradenton, FL 34210 (941) 758-1282 E-mail: kko2637@hotmail.com

Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key and Downtown Sarasota

Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Sokos, P.A. Darren R. Inverso 1819 Main St., Suite 610 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 954-4691 E-mail: dinverso@nhlslaw.com www.nhlslaw.com

Sarasota Opera Greg Parry 61 N. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 366-8450 (888) 673-7212 E-mail: info@sarasotaopera.org www.sarasotaopera.org

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AutoNation Ford Bradenton Troy Brown 5325 14th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 747-4411 www.autonation.com

BABY FURNITURE & RENTALS ABC Rentals Lynn Shaffer 5352 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 929-1850 (866) 342-2446 E-mail: info@abcbabyrental.com www.abcbabyrental.com

BABYSITTER & NANNY REFERRAL Elite Family Care Debra Fortosis 3947 Clark Road, Suite D Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 556-1117 E-mail: debra@elitefamilycare.com www.elitefamilycare.com

BACKGROUND CHECKS AskTheSeal.com Ed Marchiselli 3001 N. Rocky Point Drive E., Suite 200 Tampa, FL 33607 (800) 410-7325 E-mail: Ed@AskTheSeal.com www.AskTheSeal.com

BAIT & TACKLE SHOP Annie’s Bait & Tackle Kim Shearer 4334 127th St. W. Cortez, FL 34215 (941) 794-3580

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BANKING / FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

BEACH EQUIPMENT RENTALS

BEER WHOLESALERS

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Gold Coast Eagle Distributing John Saputo 7051 Wireless Court Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 355-7685 www.abwholesaler.com/goldcoasteagle

BEACH WEDDING CEREMONIES

Backyard Bike Shop Charlie Nichols 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1B Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5184 E-mail: backyardBS@aol.com

Cadence Bank David Farrar 25 S. Links Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 365-5934 www.cadencebank.com

Jay Goodley Entertainment Jay Goodley 238 W. Tampa Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 480-9600 E-mail: jay@jaygoodley.com www.jaygoodley.com

First Bank of Longboat Key Cal Bonnett 5390 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-6847, (800) 354-6096 E-mail: cal.bonnett@fbol.com www.firstbanks.com

BEACH WHEELCHAIRS Siesta Sports Rentals Sheila Lewis 6551 Midnight Pass Road Siesta Key, FL 34242 (941) 346-1797 E-mail: info@siestasportsrentals.com www.siestasportsrentals.com

Insignia Bank Lynette Warnars 333 N. Orange Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 366-7100 E-mail: cangelotti@insigniabank.com www.insigniabank.com

BEAUTY SALON

Stonegate Bank (formerly Florida Shores Bank) Joseph Fierro 1680 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 684-5510 E-mail: jfierro@floridashoresbank.com www.floridashoresbanksw.com SunTrust Bank, Southwest Florida Asima Palmer 510 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-5600 (800) 786-8787 www.suntrust.com

Design 2000 for Hair & Nails Sandra LaRose 6840 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-9807 www.Design2000longboatkeyfl.com

BANQUETS & EVENTS

Green Ginger Hair Design Gordon Hall 369 St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5500 E-mail: greengingerhair@gmail.com www.greengingerhair.com

Beach Bistro Sean Murphy 6600 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-6444 E-mail: mail@beachbistro.com www.beachbistro.com

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A Victorian Bride Hair & Make-up Studio / Artist - On Location Linda A. Shepard 2746 Siesta Drive Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 928-3651 E-mail: linda@avictorianbride.com www.avictorianbride.com

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BICYCLE RENTALS

Siesta Sports Rentals Sheila Lewis 6551 Midnight Pass Road Siesta Key, FL 34242 (941) 346-1797 E-mail: info@siestasportsrentals.com www.siestasportsrentals.com

BOAT CHARTERS Abbott’s Family Charters Capt. Greg Abbott 4531 Hale St. Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 302-4734 E-mail: www.abbottsfishing@yahoo.com www.abbottsfamilycharters.com Liquid Limousine Charters, LLC Capt. Jimmy Seaton PO Box 10306 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1235 E-mail: longboatlimousine@yahoo.com www.liquidlimousinecharters.com Rodbender Fishing Charters Scott K. Green 920 John Ringling Causeway Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 320-8171 E-mail: capt.scott.green@ sarasotafishingcharter.com www.sarasotafishingcharter.com Suncoast Fishing Charters, LLC Rose Alstrom 723 Jungle Queen Way Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 356-0629 E-mail: suncoastfishingcharters@gmail.com www.suncoastfishingcharters.com Wolfmouth Charters Wayne Genthner 4120 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 720-4418 E-mail: pamar@comcast.net www.wolfmouthcharters.com


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BOAT RENTALS

CABINETRY/CABINETS

Cannons Marina David Miller 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1311 E-mail: davidmiller@cannons.com www.cannons.com

LBK Cabinetry Studio Eric Crockett 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 108 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 552-8137 E-mail: eric@lbkcabinetry.com www.LBKcabinetry.com

BOAT REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE

Rusty Chinnis Contractor, Inc. Rusty Chinnis 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2900 E-mail: rusty@rustychinnis.com www.rustychinnis.com

Tim Smith Marine Services Tim Smith 550 Mango Ave. Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 312-6728 E-mail: TimSmithMarine@yahoo.com www.TimSmithMarine.com

BOAT RETAILER Cannons Marina David Miller 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1311 E-mail: davidmiller@cannons.com www.cannons.com

BUILDING MATERIALS Sarasota Architectural Salvage Jesse White 1093 Central Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 362-0803 E-mail: info@sarasotasalvage.com www.sarasotasalvage.com

BUSINESS RECORDS MANAGEMENT Yarnall Warehouse, Inc. Jay Vandroff 1590 East Ave. N. Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 365-3060 (800) 527-5753 E-mail: yarnall1@aol.com www.yarnall.com

CABLE TELEVISION Comcast Cable Barbara Hagen 5205 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 371-6700 (800) 266-2278 www.comcast.com

CARPET CLEANING Servpro of Bradenton Larry Hibbs 4301 32nd St. W., Suite C-16 Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 792-7715 (800) 737-8776 www.servpro.com Servpro of North Sarasota Jeff Vermillion 6341 Porter Road, Suite 14 Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 365-4614 E-mail: sales@servpro9144ns.com www.servproofnorthsarasota.com

CATERING Harry’s Continental Kitchens Lynn Christensen 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0777 E-mail: info@harryskitchen.com www.harryskitchen.com

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Longboat Island Chapel Joy Danner 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-6491 E-mail: jdanner@longboatislandchapel.org www.longboatislandchapel.org

CLEANING / MAINTENANCE RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL Cleaner Conditions Bobby Villadoniga P.O. Box 18892 Sarasota, FL 34276 (941) 587-8835 www.cleanerconditions.com Pam Santarlas 4900 Manatee Ave. W., Suite 101 Bradenton, FL 34209 (941) 737-2471

CLEANING COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL HouseMaids Brian O’Neil 8140 Blaikie Court, Unit B Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 953-4300 E-mail: brian@gohousemaids.com www.GoHouseMaids.com

CLOTHING BOUTIQUE Anna Maria Island Sarong Company Leesa Schilling 9908 Gulf Drive, Suite C Anna Maria, FL 34216 (941) 962-8439 E-mail: amisarongs@yahoo.com

COMPUTER RENTALS The UPS Store Neil McDonald 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 105 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8989 E-mail: store3225@theupsstore.com www.theupsstorelocal.com/3225

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Foreman and Associates, Inc. Michael Foreman 2511 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 955-8111 E-mail: Michael@foremanandassociates.com www.foremanandassociates.com

CONVENIENCE STORE

Rusty Chinnis Contractor, Inc. Rusty Chinnis 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2900 E-mail: rusty@rustychinnis.com www.rustychinnis.com

Harry’s Continental Kitchens Lynn Christensen 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0777 E-mail: info@harryskitchen.com www.harryskitchen.com

ShelCidy Custom Remodeling, Inc. Albert D. Brannon Jr. 3750 S. Osprey Ave. Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 921-4222 E-mail: info@shelcidy.com www.shelcidy.com

Qwik-N-EZ Ginny Savidge 4030 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-4549 E-mail: savidge3@aol.com

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES / GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Elliott Falcione 1 Haben Blvd. Palmetto, FL 34221 (941) 729-9177 www.bradentongulfislands.com

Bluewater Construction, LLC Rose Alstrom 723 Jungle Queen Way Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8043 E-mail: info@bluewaterfl.com www.bluewaterfl.com Edgewater Contractors Inc. Jay Anderson 2126 River Ridge Drive Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 809-4835 E-mail: jay@edgewatercontractors.com www.edgewatercontractors.com Rusty Chinnis Contractor, Inc. Rusty Chinnis 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2900 E-mail: rusty@rustychinnis.com www.rustychinnis.com

CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING Building Connections Allie Hueter 2365 Slough Road Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 465-0081 E-mail: allie@buildingconnections4u.com www.buildingconnections4u.com

CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

Visit Sarasota County Virginia Haley Sarasota Visitors Center 701 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 957-1877 www.visitsarasota.org

CRANE SERVICE

DECORATING/DECOR Trimmers Holiday Decor Dale Norwine 2650 59th St. Sarsaota, FL 34243 (941) 355-6655 E-mail: dale@trimmersholidaydecor.com www.trimmersholidaydecor.com

DELICATESSEN Harry’s Continental Kitchens Lynn Christensen 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0777 E-mail: info@harryskitchen.com www.harryskitchen.com

DENTIST Longboat Key Dental Dr. Michael J. O’Neil 595 Bay Isles Road Suite 110 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-6400 E-mail: lbkdental@hotmail.com www.longboatkeydental.com

DISASTER RESTORATION Statewide Disaster Restoration South Bob Benson 2133 47th St. Sarasota, FL 34234 (941) 359-9505 E-mail: rbenson@statewidedisaster.com www.statewidedisaster.com

DOCK & BOAT LIFT WIRING

Suncoast Crane of Sarasota, LLC Mike Schlabach 2341 Appaloosa Circle Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 915-0119 E-mail: mschlabachfl@gmail.com

Miller Electric Ed Gocher 6992 Iris St. Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 383-1008 E-mail: ed@millerelectricfl.com www.MillerElectricfl.com

CREDIT CARD PROCESSING

DOCUMENT SHREDDING

Dennis Hassell & Associates Dennis Hassell 9423 Portside Terrace Bradenton, FL 34212 (941) 746-4919 E-mail: dennis@dhassell.com www.dhassell.com

Sarasota Document Shredding Kathleen Martin 4563 Mariotti Court, Suite 101 Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 927-7586 E-mail: sdshred@yahoo.com www.srqdocumentshredding.com

DANCE INSTRUCTION Dori Dance Studio Jared Palgowski P.O. Box 123 Laurel, FL 34272 (941) 726-2130 E-mail: DoriDance@yahoo.com www.DoriDanceStudio.com


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DOORS Fox Mirror & Glass, Inc. Rick Fox 2172 10th St. Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 955-4448 E-mail: foxmirrorglass@gmail.com Universal Window Solutions Bob Smith 2502 81st Place E. Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 752-7473 E-mail: bsmith@universalwindowsolutions.com www.universalwindowsolutions.com

DRY CLEANERS All Star Laundry & Dry Cleaning Cheryl Walstad 6826 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 907-6814 E-mail: info@allstarlaundry.com www.allstarlaundry.com Key Cleaners & Linen Service, Inc. Dana Porterfield 5390 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 105 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1222 E-mail: keycleaners@verizon.net www.keycleaners.com White Sands Cleaner, Longboat Denny Rudd 519 Bay Isles Parkway Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-6312

ECO TOURS Liquid Limousine Charters, LLC Capt. Jimmy Seaton PO Box 10306 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1235 E-mail: longboatlimousine@yahoo.com www.liquidlimousinecharters.com Rodbender Fishing Charters Scott K. Green 920 John Ringling Causeway Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 320-8171 E-mail: capt.scott.green@ sarasotafishingcharter.com www.sarasotafishingcharter.com

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Economic Development Corp. of Sarasota County Mark Huey 1680 Fruitville Road, Suite 402 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 309-1200 E-mail: info@edcsarasotacounty.com www.edcsarasotacounty.com

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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE / LEARNING SERVICES The Longboat Key Education Center Susan Goldfarb 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 212 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8811 E-mail: info@lbkeducationcenter.org www.lbkeducationcenter.org New College Foundation, Inc. Shannon Duvall 5800 Bay Shore Road The Keating Center Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 487-4800 E-mail: sduvall@ncf.edu www.foundation.ncf.edu

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EVENT COORDINATORS Paragon Fine Art Festivals, Inc. Bill Kinney 1433 Flower Drive Sarasota, FL (631) 421-1590 E-mail: bill@paragonartfest.com www.paragonartevents.com

EVENT PLANNING Event Production, LLC Angela Santucci 11347 Dancing River Drive Venice, FL 34292 (941) 493-6969 E-mail: angela@eventproductionllc.com www.eventproductionllc.com

ELECTRICAL SERVICE / REPAIR

EYEWEAR

Aqua Plumbing & Air John Wojtyna 8283 Vico Court Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 366-7676 E-mail: jwojtyna@aquaplumbing.com www.aquaplumbing.com

Sunglass Express Optical Yvonne Schloss 343 St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5115 E-mail: sunexpresshq@gmail.com www.sunglassexpressoptical.com

Miller Electric Ed Gocher 6992 Iris St. Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 383-1008 E-mail: ed@millerelectricfl.com www.MillerElectricfl.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES & CONSULTING

Unique Air, Inc. Mike Montgomery 4515 19th St. Court. E. Bradenton, FL 34203 (941) 377-0153 (877) 247-7365 E-mail: sales@uniqueservices.com www.uniqueservices.com United Electric Larry Underwood 2045 60th Place E. Bradenton, FL 34203 (941) 756-5465 Ext:317 E-mail: services@Unitedelectric.biz www.unitedelectric.biz

ENGRAVING Sarasota Trophy & Awards, Inc. Kenneth R. Levanti 6601 Superior Ave. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 921-4339 E-mail: info@sarasotatrophy.com www.sarasotatrophy.com

Longboat Key Financial & Insurance Group Michael T. Doll 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2300 (866) 383-5300 E-mail: MichaelTDoll@LongboatKeyFinancial.com www.LongboatKeyFinancial.com Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Corey Schaul 2 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 1100 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 363-8523 E-mail: corey.schaul@morganstanley.com www.morganstanleyfa.com/coreyschaul Vision Asset Management Veronica Murphy 22 S. Links Ave., Suite 204 Sarasota, FL 34236 (203) 415-5581 E-mail: vam064431@yahoo.com www.visionassetmanagement.com


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FIRE RESTORATION

FLOOR CARE & CLEANING SERVICES

GLASS ETCHING

Myco-Tek Joe Tine 325 Laurel Road E. Nokomis, FL 34275 (941) 486-9595 E-mail: info@myco-tek.net www.myco-tek.net

Floor Care Solutions John F. Cozy 7267 Mauna Loa Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34241 (941) 552-1287 E-mail: jfcozy@verizon.net

Sarasota Trophy & Awards, Inc. Kenneth R. Levanti 6601 Superior Ave. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 921-4339 E-mail: info@sarasotatrophy.com www.sarasotatrophy.com

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FLOOR COVERINGS

Servpro of Bradenton Larry Hibbs 4301 32nd St. W., Suite C-16 Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 792-7715, (800) 737-8776 www.servpro.com

G. Fried Flooring America Jack Dean 4608 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 921-7704 www.gfriedflooring.com

Servpro of North Sarasota Jeff Vermillion 6341 Porter Road, Suite 14 Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 365-4614 E-mail: sales@servpro9144ns.com www.servproofnorthsarasota.com

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

FISHING CHARTERS

Bluewater Construction, LLC Rose Alstrom 723 Jungle Queen Way Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8043 E-mail: info@bluewaterfl.com www.bluewaterfl.com

Abbott’s Family Charters Capt. Greg Abbott 4531 Hale St. Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 302-4734 E-mail: www.abbottsfishing@yahoo.com www.abbottsfamilycharters.com

Gagne Construction Dan Gagne 214 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FL 34216 (941) 778-3215 E-mail: dan@gagneconstruction.com www.GagneConstruction.com

Rodbender Fishing Charters Scott K. Green 920 John Ringling Causeway Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 320-8171 E-mail: capt.scott.green@ sarasotafishingcharter.com www.sarasotafishingcharter.com

James Anderson Design & Building James Anderson 937 Scherer Way Osprey, FL 34229 (941) 993-2117 E-mail: jimandersonfl@yahoo.com www.trueremodel.com

Suncoast Fishing Charters, LLC Rose Alstrom 723 Jungle Queen Way Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 356-0629 E-mail: suncoastfishingcharters@gmail.com www.suncoastfishingcharters.com Wolfmouth Charters Wayne Genthner 4120 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 720-4418 E-mail: pamar@comcast.net www.wolfmouthcharters.com

FITNESS Your Fitness Instructor Petar Sibinkic 20 Ave. of the Flowers Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 312-6126 E-mail: petarsibinkic@gmail.com www.longboatkeyfitness.com

JSC Corp - Remodeling & Construction Jon Schneider 1305 60th St E. Bradenton, FL 34208 (941) 744-1062 E-mail: jonemschneider@msn.com www.jscbuilding.com

GIFTWARE Sarasota Trophy & Awards, Inc. Kenneth R. Levanti 6601 Superior Ave. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 921-4339 E-mail: info@sarasotatrophy.com www.sarasotatrophy.com

GLASS Fox Mirror & Glass, Inc. Rick Fox 2172 10th St. Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 955-4448 E-mail: foxmirrorglass@gmail.com

GOLF & TENNIS FACILITIES Longboat Key Tennis Center John Mracheck 590 Bay Isles Parkway Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 316-8367 E-mail: jmrachek@longboatkey.org www.longboatkey.org/departments/ tennis/tennis.htm

GOLF COURSES PRIVATE MEMBERSHIPS The Longboat Key Club Juliette Valin 442 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-1602 E-mail: juliette.valin@longboatkeyclub.com www.longboatkeyclub.com

GOVERNMENT Sarasota County Government Jeff Maultsby 1660 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 861-5257 E-mail: bizhelp@scgov.net www.scgov.net Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates 101 S. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236-6993 (941) 861-8300 E-mail: Info@SarasotaTaxCollector.com www.SarasotaTaxCollector.com Town of Longboat Key Susan Phillips 501 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 316-1999 www.longboatkey.org

GRAPHIC DESIGN Madison Ave. Advertising & Publishing, Inc. Rick Bergere 501 St. Andrews Drive Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 351-0979 E-mail: info@madisonave-advertising.com www.madisonave-advertising.com


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GROCERY STORE

HEALTH & WELLNESS

HOME MANAGEMENT

Publix Supermarkets, Inc. Andy Lappin 525 Bay Isles Parkway Shoppes of Bay Isles Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1326

Take Shape for Life Stephanie Dluzneski, RN 8301 Flagstaff Way Sarasota, FL 34241 (941) 544-4590 E-mail: lindydezy3@aol.com www.behappyhealthynow.com

Always Home Ms. Valerie Lojewski (941) 404-1011 E-mail: bnmccarthy@gmail.com www.GoToAlwaysHome.com

HEALTH CARE

Showcase Designs/Green & Clean Homes Carol DeLoach 15 Paradise Plaza, Suite 114 Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 586-3734 E-mail: info@showcase-designs.com www.showcase-designs.com

GUITARIST Marc Mannino, Guitarist Marc Mannino 3736 82nd Ave. Circle E., Unit 101 Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 773-4227 E-mail: marc@marcmannino.com www.marcmannino.com

The Inn at Sarasota Bay Club Dr. Debra Sandberg 1303 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 953-6949 www.TheInnatSarasotaBayClub.net

HAIR SALON Green Ginger Hair Design Gordon Hall 369 St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5500 E-mail: greengingerhair@gmail.com www.greengingerhair.com

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HOME WATCH SERVICE

United Electric Larry Underwood 2045 60th Place E. Bradenton, FL 34203 (941) 756-5465 Ext:317 E-mail: services@Unitedelectric.biz www.unitedelectric.biz

LBK Home Services, LLC Janine Irizarry 690 Lands End Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-3555 E-mail: janine@lbkhomeservices.com www.lbkhomeservices.com

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ICE CREAM PARLOR / CONFECTION SHOP

Help at Home Healthcare Joyce Berk 540 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-3117 E-mail: jberk@helpathomefl.com www.helpathomefl.com

HARDWARE - RETAIL Longboat Hardware Reed Savidge 4030 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1313 E-mail: lbhardware@aol.com

Right At Home Michael Juceam 2344 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 103 Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 929-1966 www.seniorcaresarasota.com

HAULING SERVICE Coastal Hauling Service Bruce Shearer P.O. Box 163 Cortez, FL 34215 (941) 794-1322

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HOME DESIGN/AUDIO/VIDEO

A Bridge for Independence, LLC Kimberly Stanford 2547 Orsova Way Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 925-2433 E-mail: sarasota@abridgeforindependence.com www.abridgeforindependence.com

John Gubernat Handyman Services John Gubernat 747 St. Judes Drive S., Unit 3 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5765 E-mail: johnmgubernat@hotmail.com

Senior Bridge Dorothy Burns 1751 Mound St., Suite 100 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 360-9700 www.nursingresourcesfl.com

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Kilwin’s Chocolates of St. Armands Janice Holly 312 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-3200

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BB&T - Oswald Trippe & Company Ralph Warfel 5203 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-2206 E-mail: rwarfel@bbandt.com www.bbt.com

Showcase Designs/Green & Clean Homes Carol DeLoach 15 Paradise Plaza, Suite 114 Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 586-3734 E-mail: info@showcase-designs.com www.showcase-designs.com

Longboat Key Financial & Insurance46 Group Michael T. Doll 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2300 (866) 383-5300 E-mail: MichaelTDoll@LongboatKeyFinancial.com www.LongboatKeyFinancial.com

INVESTMENTS

INSURANCE / ANNUITIES Alan Hazley Financial Alan Hazley 3655 Cortez Road W. Bradenton, FL 34210 (941) 755-9791 E-mail: alansagency@yahoo.com www.alansagency.com

Longboat Key Financial & Insurance Group Michael T. Doll 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2300 (866) 383-5300 E-mail: MichaelTDoll@LongboatKey Financial.com www.LongboatKeyFinancial.com Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Corey Schaul 2 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 1100 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 363-8523 E-mail: corey.schaul@morganstanley.com www.morganstanleyfa.com/coreyschaul

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Corey Schaul Corey Schaul 2 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 1100 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 363-8523 E-mail: corey.schaul@morganstanley.com www.morganstanleyfa.com/coreyschaul

Vision Asset Management Veronica Murphy 22 S. Links Ave., Suite 204 Sarasota, FL 34236 (203) 415-5581 E-mail: vam064431@yahoo.com www.visionassetmanagement.com

INTERIOR DESIGN / DECORATING

IRISH PUB

Bridge Street Interiors Deborah Myers 114 Bridge St. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (941) 782-1130 E-mail: debbridgestreetinteriors@yahoo.com www.bridgestreetinteriors.com

Lynches Pub & Grub Christine Lynch 19B N. Blvd. of the Presidents Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5550 E-mail: chris@lynchespub.com www.lynchespub.com

Sally Trout Interior Design, Inc. Sally Trout 75 Cocoanut Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 953-4418 E-mail: stroutint@verizon.net www.sallytroutinteriors.com

IRRIGATION - LANDSCAPE Arrow Environmental Services Roger Brannon 6225 Tower Lane Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 377-0888 E-mail: rbrannon@arrowservices.com www.arrowservices.com

KAYAK RENTALS Backyard Bike Shop Charlie Nichols 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1B Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5184 E-mail: backyardBS@aol.com Siesta Sports Rentals Sheila Lewis 6551 Midnight Pass Road Siesta Key, FL 34242 (941) 346-1797 E-mail: info@siestasportsrentals.com www.siestasportsrentals.com

KITCHEN & BATH PRODUCTS LaPensee Plumbing & Pools Karen LaPensee 401 Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-5622 E-mail: info@lapenseeplumbing.com www.lapenseeplumbing.com The Plumbing Place John Smithman 5678 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 378-5678 E-mail: LetitFlow@theplumbingplace.com www.theplumbingplace.com

KITCHENS & BATHS James Anderson Design & Building James Anderson 937 Scherer Way Osprey, FL 34229 (941) 993-2117 E-mail: jimandersonfl@yahoo.com www.trueremodel.com

LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR Turner Tree and Landscape Darrell Turner 2504 64th Street Court East Bradenton, Fl. 34208 (941) 745-2101 www.turnertree-landscape.com

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Steff’s Stuff Antiques Stephanie Claussen 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1901 E-mail: buttercuponline@hotmail.com www.SteffsStuffLBK.com

Alan Hazley Financial Alan’s Agency Life & Health Insurance Annuities/Legal Shield 3655 Cortez Rd. W., Suite 100 Bradenton, FL 34210

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Landscape Lighting Repair, Inc. John Rohan Serving Sarasota and Manatee counties (941) 786-6644 E-mail: LightingRepairInc@yahoo.com www.Landscape Lighting Repair.com

Longboat Limousine/Suncoast Sedans Jimmy Seaton Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1235 (800) 525-4661 E-mail: longboatlimousine@yahoo.com www.longboatlimousine.com

Boost Studio Christine Koch 4753 Compass Drive Bradenton, FL 34208 (941) 748-0915 E-mail: christine@booststudio.com www.booststudio.com

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Arrow Environmental Services Roger Brannon 6225 Tower Lane Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 377-0888 E-mail: rbrannon@arrowservices.com www.arrowservices.com Blue Creek Enterprises, Inc. Bobby Hardy 595 Bay Isles Road, Suite 210 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0822 E-mail: info@BlueCreekServices.net www.BlueCreekServices.net

LAWN SERVICES / LANDSCAPING Grant’s Gardens, Inc. Glenn Souza 1465 Northgate Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34234 (941) 343-9396 www.grantsgardens.com ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance James Jordan 5620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 6 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0817 www.valleycrest.com

LIBRARY Longboat Library, Inc. Amy C. Roth 555 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2011 E-mail: amycroth@yahoo.com www.longboatkey.org/library

LOUNGE Euphemia Haye Restaurant and The Haye Loft Lounge & Dessert Room D’Arcy Arpke 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-3633 E-mail: officeadmin@euphemiahaye.com www.euphemiahaye.com

MAIL BOXES - PRIVATE The UPS Store Neil McDonald 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 105 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8989 E-mail: store3225@theupsstore.com www.theupsstorelocal.com/3225

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Tampa Bay Rays Kristi Capone One Tropicana Drive St. Petersburg, FL 33705 (727) 825-3250, (888) 326-7297 www.raysbaseball.com

MAKEUP & SKIN CARE Green Ginger Hair Design Gordon Hall 369 St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5500 E-mail: greengingerhair@gmail.com www.greengingerhair.com

MANICURES & PEDICURES Green Ginger Hair Design Gordon Hall 369 St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5500 E-mail: greengingerhair@gmail.com www.greengingerhair.com

MARINA Cannons Marina David Miller 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1311 E-mail: davidmiller@cannons.com www.cannons.com

MASSAGE THERAPY Liz Yerkes, LMT 4134 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 208B Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-0857 E-mail: eyerk@aol.com www.longboatmassage.com Longboat Key Massage Donna Papaleo 5620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-3388 E-mail: d2maria@aol.com www.lbkmassage.com

MIRRORS Fox Mirror & Glass, Inc. Rick Fox 2172 10th St. Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 955-4448 E-mail: foxmirrorglass@gmail.com

MOBILE HOME OWNERS ASSOC. Gulfshore of Longboat Key Fred Bez 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2254 E-mail: gulfshorelbk@verizon.net Twin Shores Mobile Home Owners Assoc., Inc. Pat Novi 3740 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1646 E-mail: twsho@aol.com www.twinshoreslbk.us

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United Electric Larry Underwood 2045 60th Place E. Bradenton, FL 34203 (941) 756-5465 Ext:317 E-mail: services@Unitedelectric.biz www.unitedelectric.biz

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MOLD REMEDIATION Myco-Tek Joe Tine 325 Laurel Road E. Nokomis, FL 34275 (941) 486-9595 E-mail: info@myco-tek.net www.myco-tek.net Servpro of Bradenton Larry Hibbs 4301 32nd St. W., Suite C-16 Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 792-7715, (800) 737-8776 www.servpro.com

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Servpro of North Sarasota Jeff Vermillion 6341 Porter Road, Suite 14 Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 365-4614 E-mail: sales@servpro9144ns.com www.servproofnorthsarasota.com

MORTGAGES Michael Saunders & Co. C.J. Coury 440 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 730-2444 E-mail: cj.coury@movementmortgage.com www.movementmortgage.com Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Corey Schaul 2 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 1100 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 363-8523 E-mail: corey.schaul@morganstanley.com www.morganstanleyfa.com/coreyschaul

Yarnall Warehouse, Inc. Jay Vandroff 1590 East Ave. N. Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 365-3060 (800) 527-5753 E-mail: yarnall1@aol.com www.yarnall.com

MOVING SUPPLIES The Lock Up Self-Storage John Jones 1003 N. Orange Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 906-1601 E-mail: sarasota@lockupselfstorage.com www.thelockup.com

MUSICIAN / ENTERTAINMENT

Easter Seals Southwest Florida, Inc. Ladd Waldo 350 Braden Ave. Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 355-7637 Ext:404 www.easterseals-swfl.org Goodwill - Manasota LuAnne Kirschner 7501 15th St. E. Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 355-2721 www.gimi.org Longboat Island Chapel Joy Danner 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-6491 E-mail: jdanner@longboatislandchapel.org www.longboatislandchapel.org

Dolce Orchestra Lorraine English 304 21st W. Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 746-4634 E-mail: dolceorchestra@yahoo.com www.dolceorchestra.com

Longboat Island Chapel Lord’s Warehouse Cindy Kuehnel 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-4738 E-mail: islandchapel@islandchapel.com www.islandchapel.com

NAIL SERVICES

Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Gail Loefgren 5390 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 102 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2466 E-mail: info@longboatkeychamber.com www.longboatkeychamber.com

Green Ginger Hair Design Gordon Hall 369 St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5500 E-mail: greengingerhair@gmail.com www.greengingerhair.com

NEWSPAPERS

SunTrust Bank, Southwest Florida Asima Palmer 510 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-5600 (800) 786-8787 www.suntrust.com

The Longboat Observer Matt Walsh 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5509 E-mail: longboatnews@yourobserver.com www.yourobserver.com

MOVING COMPANIES

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Davi & Valenti Movers- Stevens Van Lines Pete C. Stevens 2314 Whitfield Industrial Way Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 727-1459 (800) 282-7674 E-mail: sales@davivalenti.com www.davivalenti.com

Asolo Repertory Theatre Judith Lambert 5555 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 351-9010 (800) 361-8388 E-mail: asolo@asolo.org www.asolorep.org

Pampered Movers of Sarasota, LLC Casey Martin 4549 Mariotti Court, Suite 101 Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 343-9443 E-mail: pamperedmoves@yahoo.com www.pamperedmoves.com

Christ Church of Longboat Key (Presbyterian U.S.A.) Mike Gardiner 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8833 E-mail: michagardin3@aol.com www.christchurchoflbk.org

The Longboat Key Education Center Susan Goldfarb 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 212 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8811 E-mail: info@lbkeducationcenter.org www.lbkeducationcenter.org Longboat Key Garden Club, Inc. Carol Peschel P.O. Box 8375 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0538 E-mail: aspeschel@aol.com Longboat Library, Inc. Amy C. Roth 555 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2011 E-mail: amycroth@yahoo.com www.longboatkey.org/library Mote Marine Laboratory Dr. Michael P. Crosby 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-4441; (800) 691-6683 E-mail: info@mote.org www.mote.org


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New College Foundation, Inc. Shannon Duvall 5800 Bay Shore Road The Keating Center Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 487-4800 E-mail: sduvall@ncf.edu www.foundation.ncf.edu The Players, Inc. Michelle Pingel 838 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 365-2494 E-mail: info@theplayers.org www.theplayers.org Sarasota Opera Greg Parry 61 N. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 366-8450 (888) 673-7212 E-mail: info@sarasotaopera.org www.sarasotaopera.org The Sarasota YMCA Tricia Pokorney 1991 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 366-6778 E-mail: tpokorney@thesarasotay.org www.thesarasotay.org Save Our Seabirds, Inc. David Pilston 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-3010 E-mail: admin@saveourseabirds.org www.saveourseabirds.org Temple Beth Israel of Longboat Key, Inc. Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz 567 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-3428 E-mail: tbi-admin@verizon.net www.tbi-lbk.org WSLR, Inc. Arlene Sweeting 525 Kumquat Court Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 894-6469 E-mail: info@wslr.org www.wslr.org

OFFICE EQUIPMENT / SUPPLIES Gulf Business Systems Martin Hyde 1548 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 379-0111 E-mail: mhyde@gbsflorida.com www.gbsflorida.com

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OPTICAL SHOP Sunglass Express Optical Yvonne Schloss 343 St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5115 E-mail: sunexpresshq@gmail.com www.sunglassexpressoptical.com

PADDLE BOARDS Backyard Bike Shop Charlie Nichols 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1B Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5184 E-mail: backyardBS@aol.com

PAINTING & WATERPROOFING Building Connections Allie Hueter 2365 Slough Road Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 465-0081 E-mail: allie@buildingconnections4u.com www.buildingconnections4u.com Myers Painting, LLC Nate Reeves 242 S. Washington Blvd., Suite 314 Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 921-9535 E-mail: nate@myerspaintingllc.com www.myerspaintingllc.com

Hughes Exterminators Norm Mallard 7690 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 923-4544 E-mail: nmallard@hughes-exterminators.com www.hughes-exterminators.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS Jack Elka Photography Jack Elka 315 58th St. Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-2711 E-mail: jack@jackelka.com www.jackelka.com Kimberly Dyer Photography Kimberly Dyer Sarasota (941) 228-3120 E-mail: kimberly.dyer@longboatkeyclub.com www.kimberlydyerphotography.com Mary Lou Johnson Photography Mary Lou Johnson 5965 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-4217 E-mail: maryloujohnson@mac.com www.maryloujohnsonphotography.com

PARTY/EVENT RENTALS

Moments in Time Photography Fred Mailloux 6616 Gateway Ave. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 362-4567; (866) 362-4560 E-mail: momentphotos@yahoo.com www.sarasotaphotos.com

Rental Depot Weddings Tents & Events, Co. Alan R. Giever 3914 Swift Road Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 929-9382 E-mail: info@arentaldepot.com www. arentaldepot.com

Stephanie Dubsky Photography Stephanie Dubsky 4021 Clark Road Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 587-9869 E-mail: stephaniedubsky@gmail.com www.stephaniedubskyphotography.com

PAVER SEALING

PHYSICIANS / SURGEONS / MEDICAL CLINICS

Gorilla Kleen Wanda Smith 1663 11th St. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 952-1000 E-mail: SarasotaNorth@GorillaKleen.com www.GorillaKleen.com

PEST CONTROL Arrow Environmental Services Roger Brannon 6225 Tower Lane Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 377-0888 E-mail: rbrannon@arrowservices.com www.arrowservices.com

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Centre Shops Family Practice & Urgent Care Dr. Pamela J. Letts, MD 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 205 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-1211 E-mail: pjlettsyourmd@comcast.net www.pamelajletts.yourmd.com Dr. Anit Ford 3920 Bee Ridge Road, Suite H Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 926-8855 E-mail: anitfordmd@yahoo.com Longboat Cardiology, P.A. Colleen Healy, MD 5650 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-7300


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POOL SERVICE

PRODUCT DESIGN

Ciao Italia! Carmine Astuto 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 104 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0010 E-mail: ciaoitalia4@gmail.com

Galaxy Pools Timothy Sanger 2041 Whitfield Park Ave. Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 758-6126 E-mail: gccgps@aol.com www.galaxypoolonline.com

Robrady Dickie Herbst 1040 Commerce Blvd. N. Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 556-1662 E-mail: dherbst@robrady.com www.robrady.com

LaPensee Plumbing & Pools Karen LaPensee 401 Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-5622 E-mail: info@lapenseeplumbing.com www.lapenseeplumbing.com

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Aqua Plumbing & Air John Wojtyna 8283 Vico Court Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 366-7676 E-mail: jwojtyna@aquaplumbing.com www.aquaplumbing.com Building Connections Allie Hueter 2365 Slough Road Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 465-0081 E-mail: allie@buildingconnections4u.com www.buildingconnections4u.com

PORTABLE TOILETS

LaPensee Plumbing & Pools Karen LaPensee 401 Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-5622 E-mail: info@lapenseeplumbing.com www.lapenseeplumbing.com The Plumbing Place John Smithman 5678 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 378-5678 E-mail: LetitFlow@theplumbingplace.com www.theplumbingplace.com Specialized Plumbing Technologies Justin Mizell 226 Field End St. Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 379-5118, (800) 849-4610 www.sleuthpt.com

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PRESSURE WASHING Gorilla Kleen Wanda Smith 1663 11th St. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 952-1000 E-mail: SarasotaNorth@GorillaKleen.com www.GorillaKleen.com

Madison Ave. Advertising & Publishing, Inc. Rick Bergere 501 St. Andrews Drive Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 351-0979 E-mail: info@madisonave-advertising.com www.madisonave-advertising.com Plumbing

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Bobcat Disposal, LLC Kerstin Muise 7247 Delainey Court Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 556-1426 E-mail: kmuise@bobcatdisposal.com www.bobcatdisposal.com

PRINTING

Unique Air, Inc. Mike Montgomery 4515 19th St. Court E. Bradenton, FL 34203 (941) 377-0153, (877) 247-7365 E-mail: sales@uniqueservices.com www.uniqueservices.com

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Unique Air, Inc. Mike Montgomery 4515 19th St. Court E. Bradenton, FL 34203 (941) 377-0153 (877) 247-7365 E-mail: sales@uniqueservices.com www.uniqueservices.com

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Red Hott Press Inc. Barbara Harrison P.O. Box 52873 Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 526-3964 E-mail: barbara@redhottpress.com www.redhottpress.com

National Awards Florida, Inc. Andrew Vac 595 Bay Isles Road, Suite 120-C Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-9700 E-mail: andrew.vac@nationalawards.com www.nationalawards.com

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Cunningham Property Management Corp. Kandy Reynolds 3200 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-9561 (800) 333-7335 www.vacationfla.com Property Solutions Group Michael Drake 6821 Longboat Drive S. Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2727 E-mail: michael@propertymanagerpsg.com www.propertymanagerpsg.com Yorkshire Property Management Annabelle Newland 1693 Main St., Suite C Sarasota, FL 34236 (231) 883-7402 www.yorkshirepm.com

PUBLISHERS Gulfshore Media/SEE Magazine Sandy Egly 330 S. Pineapple Ave., Suite 205 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 342-2300 E-mail: sandye@sarasotamagazine.com www.see-sarasota.com Madison Ave. Advertising & Publishing, Inc. Rick Bergere 501 St. Andrews Drive Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 351-0979 E-mail: info@madisonave-advertising.com www.madisonave-advertising.com


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Palm Pages Inc. Karen Saunders 5473 Aylesbury Lane Sarasota, FL 34241 (941) 922-0441 E-mail: palmpages@aol.com www.palmpages.com Sunny Day Guide Clark Winslow 800 Seahawk Circle, Suite 106 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (757) 468-0606 (800) 786-6932 E-mail: clarke@sunnydayguide.com www.sunnydayguide.com

REAL ESTATE - COMMERCIAL & INVESTMENT Howard Rooks 246 Morningside Drive Sarasota, FL 34236-1113 (941) 388-1888 E-mail: whrooks@comcast.net

REAL ESTATE AGENTS & AGENCIES A Paradise Vacation Rentals Liz Andricks 5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-4800 (800) 237-2252 E-mail: info@aparadiserentals.com www.aparadiserentals.com Century 21 Beggins Enterprises Sam Asfur 7000 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-8888 E-mail: lindseygeisel@c21be.com www.c21beggins.com

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Engel & Vöelkers Longboat Key Tina Rudek 6000 Marina Drive, Suite 113 Holmes Beach, FL 34216 (941) 383-5543 E-mail: Tina@LBKRealEstate.com LBKRealEstate.com

Michael Saunders & Co. Maruta Miluns, M.B.A. 3174 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longbaot Key, FL 34228 (941) 374-9702 E-mail: marutamiluns@michaelsaunders.com www.michaelsaunders.com

J Wood Realty Marnie Matarese 330 S. Pineapple Ave., Suite 113 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 809-8099 E-mail: m@agentmarnie.com www.jwoodrealty.com

Michael Saunders & Co. Maureen Horn 440 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 539-3384 E-mail: maureenhorn@michaelsaunders.com www.searchhomessarasota.com

Keller Williams Realty Gerald Cunningham 9 Fillmore Drive St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 321-8848 E-mail: longboatkeyrealty@gmail.com

Michael Saunders & Co. Shelley Barker 3174 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 706-5403 E-mail: shelleybarker@michaelsaunders.com www.shelleybarker.michaelsaunders.com

Keller Williams Realty Richard Curtis 4520 State Road 64 E. Bradenton, FL 34208 (941) 730-8037 E-mail: homesbycurtis@aol.com www.homesbycurtis.net

Michael Saunders & Co. Sherri Mills 440 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-7591 E-mail: sherrimills@michaelsaunders.com www.realestate-realsimple.net

Mangrove Realty - Team Renick Michael Renick 2045 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 603 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 400-8735 E-mail: mjrenick@verizon.net www.teamrenick.com

Michael Saunders & Company Georgina Clamage 440 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-7591 www.michaelsaunders.com

Michael Saunders & Co. Michael Nink 3174 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5502, (800) 283-5506

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Anne Chakos 546 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2500 www.PremierSothebysrealty.com

Michael Saunders & Co. Cathy C. Meldahl, P.A. 681 Magnolia Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5502 E-mail: CathyMeldahl@michaelsaunders.com www.cathymeldahl.michaelsaunders.com

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Andrew Bers 546 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2550 E-mail: andrew@andrewbers.com www.AndrewBers.com

Michael Saunders & Co. Cheryl Wilson 3174 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 592-5835 E-mail: cherylwilson@michaelsaunders.com www.cherylwilson.michaelsaunders.com Michael Saunders & Co. Deborah Beacham, P.A. 440 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 376-2688 E-mail: deborahbeacham@michaelsaunders.com www.luxurypropertyinsarasota.com

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Must Do Visitor Guides, Siesta Publications, Inc. Nita Ettinger 1514 Selby Lane, Suite 6 Sarasota, FL 34230 (941) 266-0054 E-mail: nita@mustdo.com www.MustDo.com

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RE/MAX Alliance Group Andrew Vac 595 Bay Isles Road, Suite 120-C Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-9700 (877) 383-9700 E-mail: andrew@andrewvac.com www.andrewvac.com Sarabay Real Estate Michael S. Holderness, PA 7333 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 355-7696 E-mail: mike@mikeholderness.com

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Sunset Realty Shirley J. Dabringhaus 2100 Constitution Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 587-9288 E-mail: shirleydab@comcast.net www.sarasotasunset.com

RVA, Resort Vacations Jana Troyer 4030 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (888) 655-8640 E-mail: info@rqswfl.com www.RVAFL.com

Rusty Chinnis Contractor, Inc. Rusty Chinnis 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2900 E-mail: rusty@rustychinnis.com www.rustychinnis.com

Wagner Realty David Eckel 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5577 (800) 352-0367 E-mail: info@wagnerrealty.com www.wagnerrealty.com

ShelCidy Custom Remodeling, Inc. Albert D. Brannon Jr. 3750 S. Osprey Ave. Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 921-4222 E-mail: info@shelcidy.com www.shelcidy.com

Wagner Realty David Eckel 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5577 (800) 352-0367 E-mail: info@wagnerrealty.com www.wagnerrealty.com

RENTAL AGENCIES A Paradise Vacation Rentals Liz Andricks 5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-4800 (800) 237-2252 E-mail: info@aparadiserentals.com www.aparadiserentals.com

Waterfront 7 Realty Patricia Benak 595 Bay Isles Road, Suite 120E Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 400-6682 www.waterfront7realty.com

Century 21 Beggins Enterprises Sam Asfur 7000 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-8888 E-mail: lindseygeisel@c21be.com www.c21beggins.com

REMODELING Bluewater Construction, LLC Rose Alstrom 723 Jungle Queen Way Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8043 E-mail: info@bluewaterfl.com www.bluewaterfl.com

Florida Vacation Connection Jan Jordan and Michele Knuese 3720 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-9709 (800) 593-4390 E-mail: fvconnect@aol.com www.flvacationconnection.com

James Anderson Design & Building James Anderson 937 Scherer Way Osprey, FL 34229 (941) 993-2117 E-mail: jimandersonfl@yahoo.com www.trueremodel.com

Jennette Properties Kim Blakeney 129 N. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 359-3435 E-mail: kblakeney@jennetteproperties.com www.jennetteproperties.com Michael Saunders & Company - Rental Division Jennifer Horvat 32 N. Osprey Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 552-4200 E-mail: rental-longboatkey@michaelsaunders.com www.michaelsaunders.com/rentals

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Miller Electric Ed Gocher 6992 Iris St. Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 383-1008 E-mail: ed@millerelectricfl.com www.MillerElectricfl.com

RESORT RENTALS Casa Del Mar Beach Resort Mark Meador 4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5549 E-mail: casadelmar@casadelmar.net www.casadelmar.net

RESTAURANT 15 South Ristorante Enoteca, Inc. Joseph Casadio 15 S. Blvd. of the Presidents Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-1555 E-mail: info@15southristorante.com www.15southristorante.com Beach Bistro Sean Murphy 6600 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-6444 E-mail: mail@beachbistro.com www.beachbistro.com Beachhouse Restaurant Rebecca Shannon 200 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (941) 779-2222 E-mail: info@groupersandwich.com www.groupersandwich.com The Bijou Cafe Jean Pierre Knaggs 1287 First St. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 366-8111 E-mail: jp@bijoucafe.net www.bijoucafe.net Blue Dolphin Cafe Robbie Ball 470 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-3566 E-mail: surfballs@verizon.net www.bluedolphincafe.com


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The Blue Dolphin Cafe Robbie Ball 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-3787 E-mail: surfballs@verizon.net www.bluedolphincafe.com

Euphemia Haye Restaurant & The Haye Loft Lounge & Dessert Room D’Arcy Arpke 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-3633 E-mail: officeadmin@euphemiahaye.com www.euphemiahaye.com

Bridge Street Bistro Bill Herlihy 111 Gulf Drive S. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (941) 782-1122 E-mail: kbcatering@hotmail.com www.bridgestreetbistroonline.com

Harry’s Continental Kitchens Lynn Christensen 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0777 E-mail: info@harryskitchen.com www.harryskitchen.com

Cafe L’Europe Terri Smith 431 St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-4415 E-mail: info@cafeleurope.net www.cafeleurope.net

Holiday Inn Lido Beach Kymberley Mackenzie 233 Ben Franklin Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5555 (866) 306-5452 E-mail: info@lidobeachholidayinn.com www.holidayinn.com

Cafe Lido Chris Haneman 700 Ben Franklin Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-2161 E-mail: info@lidobeachresort.com www.lidobeachresort.com

Lazy Lobster of Longboat Michael Garey 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0440 E-mail: michael.lazylobster@verizon.net www.lazylobsteroflongboat.com

Chart House Peter VanBeuren 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 12 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5593 E-mail: chlk@ldry.com

Le Colonne Restaurant Giulia Salustri 22 S. Blvd. of the Presidents Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-4348 E-mail: gm.lecolonne@yahoo.com www.lecolonnerestaurant.com

Ciao Italia! Carmine Astuto 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 104 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0010 E-mail: ciaoitalia4@gmail.com

Lido Beach Grille Joan Combes 700 Ben Franklin Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5608 www.lidobeachresort.com

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill Eric Hammersand 412 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0102 E-mail: ehammersand2003@yahoo.net www.drydockwaterfrontgrill.com

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Sandbar Restaurant Joseph D. Rogers 100 Spring Ave. Anna Maria, FL 34216 (941) 778-0444 www.groupersandwich.com Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Cafe Thai Branton 300 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-2888 www.tommybahama.com

RETAIL Touch of Africa Deon Barnard 464 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 328-8943 E-mail: deon@touchcorporation.com

RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay Gordon Okawa 700 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 361-7514 E-mail: info@plymouthharbor.org www.plymouthharbor.org Sarasota Bay Club Linda Ware 1301 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 552-3284 www.sarasotabayclub.com Westminster Towers & Shores Kim McCarthy 1533 Fourth Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 747-1881 www.westminsterretirement.com

Lynches Pub & Grub Christine Lynch 19B N. Blvd. of the Presidents Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5550 E-mail: chris@lynchespub.com www.lynchespub.com

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Devcon Security Services Corp. Rick Fountaine 380 South Technology Court, Suite 250 Lindon, UT 84042 (941) 549-0450 E-mail: rfountaine@devcon-security.com www.devcon-security.com

Sunglass Express Optical Yvonne Schloss 343 St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5115 E-mail: sunexpresshq@gmail.com www.sunglassexpressoptical.com

SENIOR COMPANIONS (NON-MEDICAL)

SHOPPING CENTERS & MALLS

Gulf Coast Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. Todd Schupp 2070 Harvard St. Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 685-6929 E-mail: todd@aboveallagoodroof.com www.aboveallagoodroof.com Manson Roofing, Inc. Bruce Manson 807 24th Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 748-5547 E-mail: manson2@worldnet.att.net www.mansonroofing.com

ROWING & SCULLING RUM International Inc. Urs Wunderli 4134 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 207 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-7773 E-mail: urs@rowvirusboats.com www.rowvirusboats.com

SAILING CHARTERS Kathleen D Sailing Catamaran Tracey L. Dell 2 Marina Plaza Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 870-4349 E-mail: kathleend3@gmail.com www.kathleend.net

SCOOTER / MOPED RENTALS & SALES Sarasota Fun Machines Ginny Gurry 4583 Clark Road Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 925-0376; (800) 338-5738 E-mail: gbgurry@gmail.com www.sarasotafunmachines.com Siesta Sports Rentals Sheila Lewis 6551 Midnight Pass Road Siesta Key, FL 34242 (941) 346-1797 E-mail: info@siestasportsrentals.com www.siestasportsrentals.com

SECRETARIAL SERVICES The UPS Store Neil McDonald 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 105 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8989 E-mail: store3225@theupsstore.com www.theupsstorelocal.com/3225

Elite Family Care Debra Fortosis 3947 Clark Road, Suite D Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 556-1117 E-mail: debra@elitefamilycare.com www.elitefamilycare.com

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key Richard Crawford Meets Thursdays (7:30 a.m.) Harbourside Tavern Longboat Key, FL 34228

SEWER & DRAIN LINE INSPECTIONS/ REHABILITATIONS LaPensee Plumbing & Pools Karen LaPensee 401 Manatee Ave. Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-5622 E-mail: info@lapenseeplumbing.com www.lapenseeplumbing.com Specialized Plumbing Technologies Justin Mizell 226 Field End St. Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 379-5118 (800) 849-4610 www.sleuthpt.com

SHIPPING / PACKAGING SERVICES Pampered Movers of Sarasota, LLC Casey Martin 4549 Mariotti Court, Suite 101 Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 343-9443 E-mail: pamperedmoves@yahoo.com www.pamperedmoves.com The UPS Store Neil McDonald 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 105 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8989 E-mail: store3225@theupsstore.com www.theupsstorelocal.com/3225

Centre Shops of Longboat Key Don Roberts 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 202 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-3135 St. Armands Circle Diana Corrigan 300 Madison Drive, Suite 201 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-1554 E-mail: dir@starmandscircleassoc.com www.starmandscircleassoc.com

SHOWER ENCLOSURES Fox Mirror & Glass, Inc. Rick Fox 2172 10th St. Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 955-4448 E-mail: foxmirrorglass@gmail.com

SHUTTERS High Wind Shutters Steve Sonkin 5582 Lee St., Suite 2 Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 (941) 232-0276 E-mail: highwindshutters@yahoo.com www.HighWindShutters.com Universal Window Solutions Bob Smith 2502 81st Place E. Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 752-7473 E-mail: bsmith@universalwindowsolutions.com www.universalwindowsolutions.com

SIGHTSEEING Suncoast Fishing Charters, LLC Rose Alstrom 723 Jungle Queen Way Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 356-0629 E-mail: suncoastfishingcharters@gmail.com www.suncoastfishingcharters.com


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Key Signs, LLC Ross Toussaint 536 General Harris St. Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0202 E-mail: lbksigns@verizon.net www.longboatkeysigns.com Signs by Tomorrow Tim Eastwood 3959 Sawyer Road Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 925-2605 E-mail: janis@SignsInSarasota.com www.SignsInSarasota.com Signs Now Debbie Lamb 1693 Main St., Suite B Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 951-7888 E-mail: debbie@signsnowsarasota.com www.signsnowsarasota.com

SPECIALTY SHOP Sunglass Express Optical Yvonne Schloss 343 St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5115 E-mail: sunexpresshq@gmail.com www.sunglassexpressoptical.com

SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT Sarasota Open Anthony Driscoll 1680 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 809-8996 E-mail: hurricanetennis@mac.com www.sarasotaopen.org

STORAGE FACILITY Budget Self Storage - Fruitville Robin Emanuel 2201 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 364-9202 E-mail: fruitville@budgetselfstorage.com www.budgetselfstorageflorida.com Davi & Valenti Movers- Stevens Van Lines Pete C. Stevens 2314 Whitfield Industrial Way Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 727-1459; (800) 282-7674 E-mail: sales@davivalenti.com www.davivalenti.com Pampered Movers of Sarasota, LLC Casey Martin 4549 Mariotti Court, Suite 101 Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 343-9443 E-mail: pamperedmoves@yahoo.com www.pamperedmoves.com

The Lock Up Self-Storage John Jones 1003 N. Orange Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 906-1601 E-mail: sarasota@lockupselfstorage.com www.thelockup.com

SUNGLASSES Sunglass Express Optical Yvonne Schloss 343 St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5115 E-mail: sunexpresshq@gmail.com www.sunglassexpressoptical.com

SYNAGOGUES Temple Beth Israel of Longboat Key, Inc. Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz 567 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-3428 E-mail: tbi-admin@verizon.net www.tbi-lbk.org

TAX COLLECTOR Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates 101 S. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236-6993 (941) 861-8300 E-mail: Info@SarasotaTaxCollector.com www.SarasotaTaxCollector.com

TAX PREPARATION Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Beth Ebersole, CPA 1990 Main St., Suite 801 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 365-4617 (800) 966-8676 E-mail: bebersole@kbgrp.com www.kbgrp.com Wright Accounting, Inc. Barbara Wright 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 200 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 366-0344 E-mail: Barbara@Wright-Tax.com www.Wright-Tax.com

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THEATER Island Players 10009 Gulf Drive Anna Maria, FL 34216 (941) 778-3959 E-mail: president@theislandplayers.org www.theislandplayers.org The Players, Inc. Michelle Pingel 838 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 365-2494 E-mail: info@theplayers.org www.theplayers.org

THRIFT STORES Goodwill - Manasota LuAnne Kirschner 7501 15th St. E. Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 355-2721 www.gimi.org Longboat Island Chapel Lord’s Warehouse Cindy Kuehnel 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-4738 E-mail: islandchapel@islandchapel.com www.islandchapel.com

TITLE SERVICES Longboat Title Services, L.C. Nicole Brickhouse 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive Suite #103 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-8773

TRANSPORTATION Island Sedan Mike Malone 107 Third St. S. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (941) 730-8803 E-mail: islandsedan@gmail.com www.islandsedan.com

TENT RENTALS Rental Depot Weddings Tents & Events, Co. Alan R. Giever 3914 Swift Road Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 929-9382 E-mail: info@arentaldepot.com www.arentaldepot.com

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VACATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

VETERINARIANS

Longboat Limousine/Suncoast Sedans Jimmy Seaton Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1235 (800) 525-4661 56 E-mail: longboatlimousine@yahoo.com www.longboatlimousine.com

AMI LBK Property Management William Ayers 4211 Carrollwood Village Drive Tampa, FL 33618 (941) 404-4600 E-mail: bill@itrip.net www.itrip.net

Island Animal Clinic William V. Bystrom, DVM 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 900 Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-2445 E-mail: islandanimal@verizon.net

TRAVEL AGENCIES St. Armands Travel Steven Lawson 415 St. Armands Circle Sarasoat, FL 34236 (941) 388-4421 E-mail: info@starmandstravel.com www.starmandstravel.com

TROPHIES & AWARDS Contemporary Industries South Peter Hankins 1940 12th St. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 955-2440 E-mail: luisr@ci-south.com www.contemporaryindustries.com National Awards Florida, Inc. Andrew Vac 595 Bay Isles Road, Suite 120-C Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-9700 E-mail: andrew.vac@nationalawards.com www.nationalawards.com Sarasota Trophy & Awards, Inc. Kenneth R. Levanti 6601 Superior Ave. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 921-4339 E-mail: info@sarasotatrophy.com www.sarasotatrophy.com

URGENT CARE Centre Shops Family Practice & Urgent Care Dr. Pamela J. Letts, MD 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 205 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-1211 E-mail: pjlettsyourmd@comcast.net www.pamelajletts.yourmd.com

UTILITIES Florida Power & Light Rae Dowling P.O. Box 1119 Sarasota, FL 34230 (941) 917-0708 www.fpl.com

Paradise Vacation Properties Greg Bever 2100 Constitution Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 366-4433 E-mail: info@paradisevacationproperties.net www.paradisevacationproperties.net

VACATION RENTALS A Paradise Vacation Rentals Liz Andricks 5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-4800 (800) 237-2252 E-mail: info@aparadiserentals.com www.aparadiserentals.com Casa Del Mar Beach Resort Mark Meador 4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5549 E-mail: casadelmar@casadelmar.net www.casadelmar.net Florida Vacation Connection Jan Jordan and Michele Knuese 3720 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-9709 (800) 593-4390 E-mail: fvconnect@aol.com www.flvacationconnection.com RVA, Resort Vacations Jana Troyer 4030 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (888) 655-8640 E-mail: info@rqswfl.com www.RVAFL.com Wagner Realty Bonnie Wiedeman 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5577 E-mail: lbkrentals@wagnerrealty.com www.wagnerrealty.com White Sands of Longboat Wayne Lashway 5114 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-2428 (800) 230-2428 E-mail: info@whitesandsoflongboat.com www.whitesandsoflongboat.com

VIDEO & AUDIO PRODUCTION & DUPLICATION Watrous Video Productions, Inc. William T. Watrous 739 S. Orange Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236-7717 (941) 366-3316 (800) 780-3316 E-mail: bill@watrousvideo.com www.watrousvideo.com

WASTE & RECYCLING COLLECTION Progressive Waste Solutions Ian Boyle 1312 16th Ave. E. Palmetto, FL 34221 (813) 352-9156 (800) 252-5211 www.progressivewaste.com

WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION Myco-Tek Joe Tine 325 Laurel Road E. Nokomis, FL 34275 (941) 486-9595 E-mail: info@myco-tek.net www.myco-tek.net Servpro of Bradenton Larry Hibbs 4301 32nd St., W., Suite C-16 Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 792-7715 (800) 737-8776 www.servpro.com Servpro of North Sarasota Jeff Vermillion 6341 Porter Road, Suite 14 Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 365-4614 E-mail: sales@servpro9144ns.com www.servproofnorthsarasota.com

WATER EXTRACTION Servpro of Bradenton Larry Hibbs 4301 32nd St. W., C-16 Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 792-7715 (800) 737-8776 www.servpro.com


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WATER FILTRATION/TREATMENT Aqua Plumbing & Air John Wojtyna 8283 Vico Court Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 366-7676 E-mail: jwojtyna@aquaplumbing.com www.aquaplumbing.com

WATER SPORTS Cannons Marina David Miller 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1311 E-mail: davidmiller@cannons.com www.cannons.com Liquid Limousine Charters, LLC Capt. Jimmy Seaton P.O. Box 10306 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1235 E-mail: longboatlimousine@yahoo.com www.liquidlimousinecharters.com

WEB DEVELOPMENT HOSTING Boost Studio Christine Koch 4753 Compass Drive Bradenton, FL 34208 (941) 748-0915 E-mail: christine@booststudio.com www.booststudio.com

WEDDING - ATTRACTIONS Mote Marine Laboratory Dr. Michael P. Crosby 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-4441 (800) 691-6683 E-mail: info@mote.org www.mote.org

WEDDING COORDINATOR Harry’s Continental Kitchens Lynn Christensen 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0777 E-mail: info@harryskitchen.com www.harryskitchen.com Sand Petal Weddings Cathy Mills 4602 Ashton Road Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 923-6060 (877) 933-8699 E-mail: info@sandpetalweddings.com www.sandpetalweddings.com

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Weddings of Sarasota Victoria Shepard 2426 Bee Ridge Road, Suite B, Unit 3 Sarasota, FL 34239 (941) 923-4333 E-mail: info@weddingsofsarasota.com www.weddingsofsarasota.com

The Bijou Cafe Jean Pierre Knaggs 1287 First St. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 366-8111 E-mail: jp@bijoucafe.net www.bijoucafe.net

WEDDING OFFICIANTS

The Blue Dolphin Cafe Robbie Ball 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-3787 E-mail: surfballs@verizon.net www.bluedolphincafe.com

Barefoot Weddings Nancy Taussig P.O. Box 25421 Sarasota, FL 3427-7242 (941) 952-1440 E-mail: NancyT@BarefootWeddings.com www.BarefootWeddings.com Longboat Island Chapel Joy Danner 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-6491 E-mail: jdanner@longboatislandchapel.org www.longboatislandchapel.org

WEDDING REHEARSAL DINNERS Jay Goodley Entertainment Jay Goodley 238 W. Tampa Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 480-9600 E-mail: jay@jaygoodley.com www.jaygoodley.com

Ciao Italia! Carmine Astuto 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 104 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-0010 E-mail: ciaoitalia4@gmail.com

WEDDINGS CHURCHES/SYNAGOGUES Temple Beth Israel of Longboat Key, Inc. Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz 567 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-3428 E-mail: tbi-admin@verizon.net www.tbi-lbk.org

WEDDINGS - BEAUTY SALONS / DAY SPAS

WEDDINGS - DJS / MUSICIANS / LIVE BANDS

A Victorian Bride Hair & Make-up Studio / Artist - On Location Linda A. Shepard 2746 Siesta Drive Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 928-3651 E-mail: linda@avictorianbride.com www.avictorianbride.com

Jay Goodley Entertainment Jay Goodley 238 W. Tampa Ave. Venice, FL 34285 (941) 480-9600 E-mail: jay@jaygoodley.com www.jaygoodley.com

Design 2000 for Hair & Nails Sandra LaRose 6840 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 387-9807 www.Design2000longboatkeyfl.com Green Ginger Hair Design Gordon Hall 369 St. Armands Circle Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-5500 E-mail: greengingerhair@gmail.com www.greengingerhair.com

WEDDINGS - CATERING Beach Bistro Sean Murphy 6600 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-6444 E-mail: mail@beachbistro.com www.beachbistro.com

WEDDINGS LOCATION / PERFORMANCE Bridge Street Bistro Bill Herlihy 111 Gulf Drive S. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (941) 782-1122 E-mail: kbcatering@hotmail.com www.bridgestreetbistroonline.com Lido Beach Resort Susan Ryan 700 Ben Franklin Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-2161 (800) 441-2113 E-mail: info@lidobeachresort.com www.lidobeachresort.com

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Longboat Island Chapel Joy Danner 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-6491 E-mail: jdanner@longboatislandchapel.org www.longboatislandchapel.org

Bridge Street Bistro Bill Herlihy 111 Gulf Drive S. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (941) 782-1122 E-mail: kbcatering@hotmail.com www.bridgestreetbistroonline.com

The Resort at Longboat Key Club 58 Jon Lester 220 Sands Point Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8821 (800) 237-8821 E-mail: jon.lester@longboatkeyclub.com www.longboatkeyclub.com

Chart House Peter VanBeuren 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Unit 12 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-5593 E-mail: chlk@ldry.com

Temple Beth Israel of Longboat Key, Inc. Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz 567 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-3428 E-mail: tbi-admin@verizon.net www.tbi-lbk.org

WEDDINGS - PHOTOGRAPHERS / PORTRAITS Jack Elka Photography Jack Elka 315 58th St. Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (941) 778-2711 E-mail: jack@jackelka.com www.jackelka.com Moments in Time Photography Fred Mailloux 6616 Gateway Ave. Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 362-4567 (866) 362-4560 E-mail: momentphotos@yahoo.com www.sarasotaphotos.com Stephanie Dubsky Photography Stephanie Dubsky 4021 Clark Road Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 587-9869 E-mail: stephaniedubsky@gmail.com www.stephaniedubskyphotography.com

WEDDINGS RECEPTION / BANQUET FACILITIES Beachhouse Restaurant Rebecca Shannon 200 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 (941) 779-2222 E-mail: info@groupersandwich.com www.groupersandwich.com

Lido Beach Resort Susan Ryan 700 Ben Franklin Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-2161 (800) 441-2113 E-mail: info@lidobeachresort.com www.lidobeachresort.com Mote Marine Laboratory Dr. Michael P. Crosby 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-4441 (800) 691-6683 E-mail: info@mote.org www.mote.org The Resort at Longboat Key Club Jon Lester 220 Sands Point Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-8821 (800) 237-8821 E-mail: jon.lester@longboatkeyclub.com www.longboatkeyclub.com Sandbar Restaurant Joseph D. Rogers 100 Spring Ave. Anna Maria, FL 34216 (941) 778-0444 www.groupersandwich.com Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Cafe Thai Branton 300 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-2888 www.tommybahama.com

WEIGHT LOSS MEDI Weightloss of Sarasota Tara Shortly 3534 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 954-3800 E-mail: tjshortly@gmail.com www.Mediweightlossclinics.com

WILDLIFE TOURS Wolfmouth Charters Wayne Genthner 4120 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 720-4418 E-mail: pamar@comcast.net www.wolfmouthcharters.com

WINDOW FILM NBI Suncontrol Angelo Ragone 2744 Stickney Point Road Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 360-8500 E-mail: info@nbisuncontrol.com www.nbisuncontrol.com

WINDOW TREATMENTS & BLINDS Blinds Unlimited Jane Shea 1199 N. East Ave. Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 359-8800 E-mail: blindsunlimited@excitingwindows.com www.blindsunlimitedfl.com

WINDOWS Grayhawk Systems Judy Tatar 6008 Cortez Road W. Bradenton, FL 34210 (941) 487-2964 E-mail: judy@grayhawkwindowsystems.com www.windowsarasota.com Universal Window Solutions Bob Smith 2502 81st Place E. Sarasota, FL 34243 (941) 752-7473 E-mail: bsmith@universalwindowsolutions.com www.universalwindowsolutions.com

WINE STORAGE The Lock Up Self-Storage John Jones 1003 N. Orange Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 906-1601 E-mail: sarasota@lockupselfstorage.com www.thelockup.com


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