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Chris and Laura Jessen aboard the Lady Dawn

+ The hunt is on for the giant tuna Last week, Siesta Key residents Chris and Laura Jessen were part of an exclusive group of travelers on the Australia-based Blue Water Magazine readers trip of 2012: the hunt for giant bluefin tuna. The couple spent six days aboard the Lady Dawn, in Prince Edward Island, Canada, fishing for giant bluefin with Captains Jamie and Troy Bruce. Regulations for giant bluefin tuna fishing are strictly enforced for preservation, and each charter boat can catch and release only one fish in the morning and one in the afternoon each day.

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SPORTS Riverview junior Mason Fox takes top golfing honors. PAGE 15A

by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

Beach project price tag reviewed The cost estimates for the Siesta Key beach improvements have more than tripled over the past four years. Stakeholders want to get the project to a feasible price. Members of the Siesta Key Association during a Sept. 6 monthly meeting may get the first look at a cheaper Siesta Key public beach improvement plan, according to Siesta Key Village Maintenance Corp. Director Mark Smith. Sarasota County Project Manager Curtis Smith told Mark Smith he plans to present the re-

vised plans, in which costs were cut to make it more feasible to complete construction before 2024 — the current timeline. “I told (Curtis Smith) he’d be a real hero if he could have (plans ready) by the SKA meeting,” Mark Smith said. The new emergency operations center and the new Gulf Gate Library, which both have

full funding approved, had different fiscal trajectories. The latter’s price tag fell from about $12 million, when proposed, to $7.5 million in 2010, then settled at just more than $10 million. The emergency operations center, which will greatly enhance the wind-damage protection for the

Beach improvement cost variance Year.............................Cost 2008 .............. $6.6 million 2011............. $17.1 million 2011............. $16.7 million 2012............. $16.2 million 2012............. $21.4 million

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BEACH BUDDIES

Sydney Schrader and her brother, Kaden, have fun building sand sculptures and castles Wednesday, Sept. 5, on Siesta Key Beach.

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+ Deputy Binkley takes the field Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Matt Binkley worked his first high school football game in his new position as a school liaison officer Friday, Aug. 31, when Sarasota High School hosted Booker High School. Siesta Key residents and business owners may recognize Binkley from his nearly eight nears of service on the island, which ended earlier this year when he was transferred.

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Village Association shifts focus to marketing The Siesta Key organization aims to add more value to membership as it shifts stewardship of Village maintenance to Sarasota County. Although the popular brown signs touting Siesta beach’s 2011 “No. 1 Beach in America” designation may soon disappear, the Siesta Key Village Association is planning to sustain is summer marketing strategy and keep Si-

esta on the tourism map. The organization’s board of directors, during a Sept. 4 meeting, voted unanimously to spend $1,200 to help members pay for advertising space in Florida Travel & Lifestyles, a

bi-monthly national magazine that has 70% of its distribution outside of the state. According to documents distributed to Village Association members by the magazine’s senior executive, Selma Horowitz, the Village

will be featured during the next six months in print and on the Florida Travel website. SKVA President Russell Matthes asked that members interested in the advertising space contact him so they could begin working on a layout, which

SEE VILLAGE / PAGE 7A

INDEX Briefs....................4A Classifieds ........ 23A

Cops Corner....... 10A Crossword.......... 22A

Opinion .............. 8A Real Estate........ 20A

Sports................ 15A Weather............. 22A

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county’s emergency management department, fell $5 million in estimated cost from 2010, to its current state at $15 million. (See charts.) The two projects offer a view of how variable forecasts can be and highlight the differences that could come when the Siesta beach improvement project reaches 90% design completion. Mark Smith said during the Sept. 4 Village Association meeting there was some wishful thinking factored into the 60% completed design plan. Lourdes Ramirez, former president of SKA, said an observation deck that allows tourists to see Venice and the boardwalk were unnecessary. An outspoken critic of the inflated price tag, Ramirez said the $21.4 million project could be pared down to $6 million and still expand parking by 450 spaces. “So that’s my two cents,” she said. There is currently about $7 million earmarked for the project, as of the latest preliminary budget for the 2013 fiscal year. According to documents provided by Sarasota County Public Works, the largest cost increases happened when lighting and changes to parking lot plans were reconfigured in the 60% completion phase, which added about $5.2 million to the price tag. This was after another parking configuration increased the cost by $1.8 million last year. Mapping the cost variance and taking into account each line item is not an easy task, Mark Smith said during the meeting. Trivial aspects, such as rubber piping circumference, complicate such an analysis, he explained. “What I told him was that the Siesta Key community — communities — and all the organizations were very much in favor of the project and don’t want the project to fall by the wayside due to budgeting issues,” Mark Smith said. “We’re all pulling for the same thing.”

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Bus capacity doubles for Crystal Classic Organizers of the November master sandsculpting competition hope to solve some of the transportation problems that arose last year. The good news keeps rolling in for stakeholders planning the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master SandSculpting competition. Siesta Key Village Association members, during a Sept. 4 meeting, learned 10 buses would be trucking people to the island from the mainland. Traffic is still a concern, but a new route allows an additional stop in the Village and streamlines vehicle activity. Maria Bankemper, co-chairwoman of the Crystal Classic Steering Committee, presented the revised transportation plan, which received mostly positive feedback.

In 2011, buses picked up people at Phillippi Estate Park and took the Siesta Key south bridge to the main entrance of the public beach, where they had to use the beach parking lot to turn around and follow the same route in the opposite direction. Traffic would get tied up, and buses were delayed when they turned around in the beach parking lot. To stay within the allotted budget, buses will be used on the weekends from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Last year, there were approximately 800 vehicles using the Phillippi parking option on the weekends, but much less activity on Friday. The new

route will be circular, starting at Phillippi and then taking the Siesta Key north bridge onto the Key and making a stop at the south end of the Village before continuing to the public beach. “This is going to be awesome,” said SKVA President Russell Matthes, “because we’re going to have people at our front doors for lunch and dinner.” The event is driven by sponsorships, and Matthes said having the stop in the Village should be enough to motivate any Village business to sponsor the Crystal Classic. Bankemper said the 10 buses will range

in size from 55 seats to smaller “feeder vehicles” that will speed up the turnaround rate for transportation to the event. But, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chris McGregor said he has concerns the plan to drop off attendees next to the roadway would cause more traffic problems. “My concern is if we start dropping off on the street in front of the public beach, it’s going to be a huge traffic nightmare,” McGregor explained during the meeting. But, Bankemper countered that the loading and unloading times won’t be significant enough to have a major affect on traffic flow. “They don’t have coolers and things with them,” she said of the expected users. “They’re not bringing a lot of stuff.”

IBIZA INSPIRATION by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

Record label eyes Siesta for festival A record-label marketer is scouting Siesta Key for a music festival but is learning the feat will be no small task.

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Pino Mazzone with his son, Riccardo, 8, have fun together selling Paneolio olive oil Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Siesta Key Farmers Market. Paneolio has had a booth at the farmers market for years, and Mazzone brings his son along to help out many Sundays. See more photos on page 12A.

GRASS IS NO GREENER

by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

Mowing contract fails original decision tree Sarasota County Public Works staff said contractual landscaping would be the key to hedging against financial downturns. In 2008, Sarasota County Public Works staff gave a presentation to county commissioners with a plan aimed at evaluating county responsibilities and saving county dollars. Outsourcing the job of mowing hundreds of acres of public medians to a single firm may have seemed like an efficient strategy to corral government spending during the recession, but the county found the grass was much greener on the other side — because medians were left neglected and overgrown by the contracted firm. “Will it be difficult to define the expected deliverables/Level of service precisely enough to avoid any problems?” asks a node on a decision tree from a 2008 PowerPoint presentation obtained by the Pelican Press. “No,” it answers. County commissioners originally heard the presentation in April 2008. “Communication problems and misunderstandings more likely?” reads another hypothetical question from the presentation. Again, the reply is “no.” Four years later, and the Sarasota Coun-

ty commissioners are still receiving email complaints about overgrown and unsightly medians — two months after the contracted job had to be split four ways with six-month upkeep agreements. The contracted firm, Bloomings Landscaping and Turf Management, issued a stop-work order in May, leaving the county with high weeds and few internal crews to cut the backlog. That was about a month after staff became concerned about the firm bucking responsibilities and authorized additional payments to the company to send an “army” of its staff to mow neglected areas, according to several purchase orders and internal staff emails. There are thousands of dollars’ worth of purchase orders on hold for Bloomings while Sarasota County decides on an appropriate strategy to determine the amount owed by either party to fulfill obligations of the failed contract. County Administrator Randall Reid said in a recent interview that he would not comment on emails exchanged between two public

works staffers in late February, in which one employee asked another if they should “ignore the light in the tunnel” in regard to the mowing contract. Reid said the issue was already addressed, but local activist group Citizens for Responsible Government used the string of emails to criticize the lack of transparency. “Selecting the lowest-cost proposal may result in quality problems? No,” the 2008 presentation asserts. County staff in 2008 estimated that an annual contract for mowing activities would cost about $1.87 million — approximately $2 million if adjusted for inflation in 2012. Bloomings’ contract was for about $1.85 million, which was less than original estimates and below the amount earmarked. The same presentation advocated the use of mulching to decrease median upkeep costs. County Commissioner Nora Patterson has already received complaints about a mulched median on Jacaranda Boulevard, which has weeds ripping through the layer of mulch, spilling the material into the roadway. “Key reasons contractual mowing is preferred: lower hourly wages, lower benefit cost, lower overhead cost,” the decision tree concludes.

The first person Ryan Heras contacted to pitch his idea for an electronic-andcultural music festival he wants to bring to Siesta Key was Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson. His plan is in its infancy, he explained, but he wanted to get the conversation started with the island community, which he discovered after doing a Google search for the perfect beach to showcase the club music and culture of Ibiza, a small island in the Mediterranean Sea. “I would need a lot more information before I could share any logical thought,” Patterson responded to Heras’ email. He said it’s still too early for him to share his complete vision, but the Miami resident has the backing of Monza Ibiza Records, a Spanish record label, and is in talks with Diageo, the alcohol distributor behind brands such as José Cuervo, to help share the financing and preparation for what he sees as an event that will draw 10,000 people to Siesta. “When I get feedback I’ll really start thinking about the numbers,” Heras said. “Until then, it’s very much in limbo.” Ibiza Rocks is a similar festival held in Spain since 2005. Musical artists including the Arctic Monkeys and the Kaiser Chiefs have played the event to attract a wider audience to the music of Ibiza, which Heras aims to do with a festival on Siesta Key. He said record-label connections in Miami could help secure a popular artist to do the same in Sarasota. The month of November, which is usually slow for tourism on Siesta, is the time in which Heras would like to plan the event. He explained that there is another Ibiza-inspired music festival in South Florida in the fall, which could provide runoff attendance. “I think he was trying to go behind the scenes and see if it would be worth the effort,” Patterson said. With permits required for nearly everything, all the way down to raking seaweed off of Siesta Beach, planning big events can become expensive and take years — such as the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting competition, Patterson said during a phone interview. “It would require some mechanism for moving a large amount of people, like buses,” Patterson said. “It’s definitely not a slam dunk.”


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+ Tropical Storm Isaac affects SKVA billboard Tropical Storm Isaac had little effect on Siesta Key but forced the Siesta Key Village Association billboard on Bee Ridge Road to be furled, said the organization’s president, Russell Matthes, during a Sept. 3 monthly meeting. The billboard is one facet of the ramped up marketing strategy SKVA implemented this year to counter any potential negative effects from the Siesta Key north bridge lane closures this summer. Matthes said he was not sure when the billboard would be unfurled, but would check on its status following the meeting.

+ Vehicle burglaries continue on Siesta Key A rash of vehicle burglaries on Siesta Key continued Aug. 27, when at least four residents reported items missing from their cars. All of the vehicles were unlocked, according to incident reports from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s office. A Gameboy, a diaper bag, a pack of cigarettes and more than $10 in loose change were reported missing by residents living on Commonwealth Drive and a tourist staying on Siesta Woods Drive, who said his 6-year-old daughter heard suspicious noises at 3:30 a.m. Sgt. Scott Osborne, during a

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Siesta Key Association meeting earlier this month, said it was possible that a band of thieves was coordinating burglaries at beach accesses. Deputies conducted an undercover sting aimed at catching the culprits but were unsuccessful.

Say, what Siesta? “(Sarasota County Project Manager Curtis Smith) thought he would have that to me by the end of last week, which I thought was ambitious. Apparently it was, because I didn’t get it,” Mark Smith, chairman of the Siesta Key Village Maintenance Corp., on holdups facing the Siesta Key beach improvement project and plans to pare down its price tag.

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BP settlement far from free money for Sarasota County County commissioners asked staff to devise a strategy to maximize potential funds from a settlement with the oil company, which could be as much as $20 million. Sarasota County inched closer to tapping into as much as $20 million from the U.S. government’s settlement with BP following the 2010 oil spill during a special County Commission workshop Aug. 29. Sarasota County Deputy County Administrator Bill Little asked for a motion to assign county staff to develop a strategy on how to secure and use the funds available from the RESTORE Act, but there was little to be gleaned about the cash potentially coming to the Gulf Coast. “It looks like a bureaucracy is being built,” said Sarasota County Commissioner Joe Barbetta. “Who has the ultimate power?” The question came after the halfhour presentation, which showed that after BP settles with the federal government, the U.S. Treasury will have oversight of the funds Sarasota County could receive, which Little said is between $5 million and $20 million. Little recommended that the county join the Florida Advisory Consortium to guide fund use. Membership in FAC would take some power away from individual counties for the greater good, he said. The estimates Little presented vary based on whether BP is found to be negligent or have committed gross negligence with the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which bumps

the $5 million to $20 million if the latter is determined. It could be as long as a year before the settlement at the top of the reimbursement chain is finalized. But, if Sarasota County chooses the route Little recommended, commissioners would need to decide by Oct. 1 whether to join FAC. “We do have the opportunity to look at leveraging each of those varied domains into a unified strategy that would make best use of the multiple funding we have coming in,” Little said. The environment and tourism intersect in Sarasota County, he said, creating a unique chance to maximize the payout. “Probably one of the biggest challenges will be how to maintain consortium unity and focus,” Little said. Commissioner Jon Thaxton said when looking at the competing interests, breaking down the settlement amount too much would do little to plug funding holes or start new capital projects. County Administrator Randall Reid said the latter would likely be the most probable use of the funding. “We need to use it responsibly,” Reid said. “Even if it’s free money, I don’t want to waste it.” “We’re probably going to need to see this presentation several times,” Commission Chairwoman Christine Robinson said in conclusion.

WISH GRANTED

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How does your garden grow? Four local elementary schools are using a grant made available by Whole Foods and FoodCorps to reap what they sow. Although Southside Elementary has maintained an organic garden for three years, volunteer garden Co-Chairwoman Natalie Tanner was overwhelmed with emotion when she heard that the school had earned the Whole Kids Foundation school garden grant for which she had applied. “I felt like I had won the lottery,” says Tanner. “I was amazed, and I still am. I’m very grateful.” Keeping in line with the growing trend of school vegetable gardens, Southside wasn’t the only local school to receive the grant. The $2,000 grants, which are sponsored by a partnership between Whole Foods and nonprofit organization FoodCorps, were awarded to Southside, Alta Vista, Wilkinson and Gulf Gate elementary schools just before the start of the school year. The grants will fund student-run organic gardens and are intended to promote hands-on learning, environmental awareness and healthy eating habits. Tanner says the grant for the Southside garden will allow the school to spend more money on equipment to help expand the three-yearold garden so it can continue to be used as a learning tool for the students. “Everything is an opportunity for a lesson,” she says. “(The gardens) provide an opportunity to teach everything from language to math and art; the possibilities are endless.” Even when things don’t go according to plan, Tanner says there’s always a lesson to be learned. For example, when Southside’s bean plants were plagued with aphids, she and the students discovered that ladybugs could naturally take care of the problem. Barbara Shirley, principal of Alsta Vista Elementary, says the school’s organic garden is also in its third year, and that she decided to apply for the grant to expand and enhance the garden, which she says began as a simple col-

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Effective sales ‘prevention’ Mention the word “parking” merchants are losing business, to Diana Corrigan, executive the mayor vowed the city would WHERE PARKING’S N0T A PLEASURE director of the St. Armands Circle take action to relax the policy on Association, and you’re likely to St. Armands. She apologized and From: Chris Bowers see flames and smoke spewing acknowledged: One governmentSent: Monday, August 20, 2012 2:21 PM from her eyes, nose, mouth and size parking policy does not fit all. To: Suzanne.Atwell@sarasotagov.com; dir@ ears. A month has passed. starmandscircleassoc.com Talk about a hot topic. And how has this issue been Subject: Parking Ticket In recent months, ever since addressed? the geniuses at Sarasota City City staffers recently installed I just returned from a fantastic two-week vacation in Hall pulled the parking meters more (yes, more) signs on St. Sarasota and want say how much I enjoy visiting St. from downtown Sarasota, they Armands Circle. They instruct Armands Circle. have made St. Armands Circle a motorists to “park in designated Unfortunately the reason that I am writing is to express parking hell. And Corrigan has parking spaces.” my feelings about receiving a parking ticket at the Circle felt much of hell’s heat. She is Really, are they serious? while visiting on Aug. 10. steaming — and so are the Circle’s For the last four years my family and I have visited + Meanwhile, on Siesta merchants. Siesta Key and St. Armands Circle and enjoyed dining and Siesta Key Village and Siesta Shoppers who have been shopping, and this year was no exception. However on the Key Beach — like St. Armands ticketed have thrown parking first night we visited St. Armands Circle, I received a $35 Circle — continue to wrestle with tickets in Corrigan’s parking ticket for parking outside their own parking problems. face. They have called the lines. Thankfully, the city of Sarasota is her on the phone, This is the first parking not in charge there. fuming and calling ticket I have received in But like St. Armands Circle, her and the city of 20 years — no kidding. there is shortage of parking in Sarasota nasty, nasty, I am probably not the both places. unprintable names in worlds greatest at parking Interesting: Three of the region’s loud, rude tones. And but good enough to avoid most popular tourist draws — they have sent her tickets on most days. Siesta Key Beach, Siesta Key sizzling emails, railing When I parked the rental Village and St. Armands Circle — against the city’s van in the Circle, I made all have parking shortages. And ridiculous parking sure my bumpers were they’re all crying for solutions. policies. within the lines so I didn’t Don’t expect those solutions to Ever since the parkingcause anyone else to get a come from government. meter fiasco, the Sarasota City ticket. Unfortunately for me, I parked on the inner circle For Siesta Beach, one of our My Commission supported and and didn’t move the van close enough to the curb, even View columnists, Jeffrey Weisman, instituted a get-tough policy on though I backed up and drove forward twice to try to get last week offered several creative parking all over the city to make closer. ideas in our sister paper, the up for lost funds from the meters. We ate dinner, and while we were shopping one of our Pelican Press, that would generate On St. Armands Circle, this party came back to tell me we had just received a parking as many as is how that policy has been ticket. He said that as the attendant took a picture and 100 more translated: wrote the ticket, he asked why the ticket was being issued Go to: parking places If a portion of your car is parked and if a warning was possible.But because the ticket was YourObserver. for Siesta Key outside of the rectangular parking already written up, we didn’t get a warning. com; search Beach. If you boxes — say your front wheels Another couple stood by and watched and asked why we Jeffrey missed his are on the lines — bam! You get were getting a ticket; apparently it wasn’t very obvious. Weisman column, check a parking ticket. If the rear fin of As we left that night, I took note of at least 10 vehicles it out online. your car is hanging outside of that were clearly parked illegally over the lines around It makes a lot of sense, especially the lines because you’re not the the Circle but didn’t see tickets on any of those vehicles. the idea of making use of jitneys greatest parallel parker — bam! So why wasn’t I allowed at least a warning if these cars and empty church lots. You get a ticket. If the wheels of weren’t even recognized for parking illegally? Two of the unspoken messages your car are sitting on the white To wrap up, we had planned to return to the Circle in Weisman’s creative ideas vertical line or a little over it — during our vacation for a nice anniversary dinner, and are: the private sector and the whammo! You get a ticket. I wanted to purchase a nice gift of jewelry for my wife. economics of scarcity. City cops have been writing But after receiving the ticket, I felt I would rather use Take the first, the private sector. tickets left and right for these my wallet to make a point that I did not appreciate the You can imagine an entrepreneur minor, minor infractions, and the parking ticket. So we chose to go somewhere else to (already in the valet and parking cash is flowing into City Hall — celebrate, and we spent our money in Orlando at Disney business) operating weekend and out of the city of Sarasota! World and dined at the Boardwalk. jitneys and lease agreements with The merchants are in an We plan to return for more vacations in Sarasota in the Siesta Key churches that have uproar. Day after day, they hear the future and hope that the city decides which is more unused parking on the weekends. themselves or from Corrigan important — collecting money from parking tickets or But crucial to that another story of an irate shopper encouraging visitors to come and enjoy the city and spend entrepreneur’s success is a who has received a parking ticket. their money on things they enjoy. bugaboo county officials are Early last month, an alarmed Sincerely, afraid to broach: charging for and exasperated board of the Chris Bowers parking at Siesta Beach. St. Armands Circle Association Ottumwa, Iowa Think about it: County asked Mayor Suzanne Atwell and commissioners are wrangling the city’s parking director, Mark with how to fund a beach Lyons, to attend a board meeting remodeling. For now, all Sarasota Our board of directors did not want this to hear first-hand how the city’s County taxpayers will end up paying much new policy. The Business Improvement policy is working. Talk about a huge of the tab. But if the county turned over District did not want this policy. YET — it success. It is one of the most successful the beach parking lot to a private operator “sales prevention” programs ever instituted is everyone who makes his living on St. who competed with the valet service, you’d Armands Circle who is paying the price for at City Hall! have the marketplace allocating resources In response to the letter reprinted nearby, this new policy.” efficiently — and beachgoers paying for a After Atwell heard the stories of peeved Corrigan wrote: “Our businesses didn’t service and space that is rarely free. tourists and shoppers and how the Circle want this new parking enforcement policy.

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The time has come to maintain the Village Siesta Key Village property owners will see welcomed improvements as soon as next week.

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Regarding the Aug. 30 article about the joint meeting of the Sarasota County Commission and the Sarasota County School Board, “Portable county classrooms to disappear in three years,” there were several inaccuracies: Micki Ryan is a planning analyst for the Sarasota County School District but she was not at the meeting. Sarasota County Government Planning Department staff members Tom Polk and Tamara Schells briefed commissioners and School Board members about demographic trends. I also addressed the commissioners and board members about school district enrollment trends. The county’s demographics did not prompt the school district to “pitch plans of phasing out portable classrooms.” We have had plans to reduce our reliance on such classrooms for a few years. I did not refer to “the lure of charter schools.” While the reporter did not attribute that phrase to me as a direct quote, it is not an accurate paraphrasing of my comments. The “build-outs” of Riverview, Booker and Sarasota High Schools are not designed to “increase student capacity” at those schools. Rather, the rebuilding of RHS and BHS and the renovation of SHS are designed to replace older structures and make those schools more conducive to 21st

Monday, Sept. 10, the Siesta Key the construction for the Siesta Key Village will begin to be maintained by Village Beautification Project under Championship Landscape Mainte- the condition that the property ownnance Professionals. A long, arduous ers in the Village would pay for the road has been traveled but finally, maintenance of the improvements. once again, a private company has The construction of the Siesta Key been selected through the Village Beautification ProjSarasota County procureect was completed in spring ment process to maintain the 2009. An ordinance was Siesta Key Village. It has been written creating the Siesta more than a year since the Key Village Public Improveprevious maintenance conment District to finance the tract with JWM Management Village maintenance. Comexpired. Over that time the mercial property owners county has been maintainthat make up the Siesta Key ing the Village with mixed reVillage Public Improvement sults. Over this past year, with District have been assessed the change in county leaderadditional property taxes MARK ship and staff, the maintesince November 2009 to pay SMITH nance of the Village has fallfor the private maintenance. en between the bureaucratic For nearly three years, the cracks, much to the dismay property owners of Siesta of all of us who, for years, having been Key Village have paid extra property working on making the Siesta Key Vil- taxes for private maintenance that lage a pedestrian-friendly, shopping only happened August 2010 to Auand dining destination. gust 2011. An accounting of all the For those of you new to the area, extra tax money collected, how it was well more than a decade-and-a-half spent, and what the balance in the Siago, property owners and merchants esta Key Village Public Improvement came together about their concern District account has been requested. that the Siesta Key Village had fallen By all accounts the tax bills will be adinto disrepair and was in need of ma- justed downward for fiscal year 2013. jor renovation. After several public Monday, Sept. 10 begins the promeetings, a consensus vision plan cess of bringing the Siesta Key Village was created for the Village — wide back to the level of maintenance that brick paved sidewalks, shade trees it deserves. It is stated in the mainlining Ocean Boulevard, additional tenance contract that the Siesta Key crosswalks, the alignment of Canal Village Public Improvement District Road and Avenida Messina and a ga- shall be maintained “in an attraczebo with flag poles to mark the Vil- tive resort-like condition throughout lage center. the year.” Championship Landscape In 2002, the property owners and Maintenance Professionals has been merchants started presenting that maintaining the Longboat Key Club, plan to the Siesta Key residential so I feel they are up to the task. For all community, business associations, of us who have volunteered for years and the Sarasota County commis- to make the Village a better place, we sioners to garner their support. are looking forward to it. In January 2007, the Board of CounMark H. Smith is the director of the ty Commissioners voted to finance Siesta Key Village Maintenance Corp.

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Sept. 8 • Cardinal Mooney at Lemon Bay Invitational (8 a.m.) • Sarasota at Lecanto Invitational • ODA at Seffner Christian Kickoff Classic (8 a.m.)

Riverview High junior Mason Fox shot a 36 to take top honors last month against Cardinal Mooney and Venice.

Sept. 6 • Cardinal Mooney at The Out-of-Door Academy (3:30 p.m.) • Riverview at IMG Academy (4 p.m.) Sept. 10 • ODA vs. Saint Stephen’s (3:30 p.m.) Sept. 11 • Sarasota and Cardinal Mooney at Venice (3:30 p.m.) Sept. 12 • Sarasota at Manatee at IMG Academy, 5500 34th St. W., Bradenton (4 p.m.)

GOLF (GIRLS) Sept. 6 • Cardinal Mooney vs. Lakewood Ranch (3:30 p.m.) • Sarasota at Riverview at Heritage Oaks, 4800 Chase Oaks Drive, Sarasota (3:30 p.m.) • ODA vs. Lemon Bay (3:30 p.m.) Sept. 11 • Cardinal Mooney vs. Venice (3:30 p.m.) • Sarasota and Riverview at Manatee at Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton (3:30 p.m.) • ODA at Braden River (3:30 pm.)

FOOTBALL Sept. 7 • Booker vs. Venice (7:30 p.m.) • Cardinal Mooney at Bishop Verot (7:30 p.m.) • ODA at Community School of Naples (7 p.m.)* • Riverview vs. Manatee (7:30 p.m.) • Sarasota at Palmetto (7:30 p.m.)

SWIMMING Sept. 6 • ODA at Canterbury Tri-Meet at North Shore Pool (7 p.m.) Sept. 10 • ODA at Port Charlotte (5 p.m.) Sept. 12 Sarasota vs. Cardinal Mooney, Riverview, Booker and Sarasota Christian School at Sarasota YMCA, 8301 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota (5 p.m.)

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Sept. 6 • Cardinal Mooney at Saint Stephen’s (7 p.m.) • ODA at Lakewood Ranch (7 p.m.) Sept. 7 • Booker vs. Estero (7 p.m.) Sept. 8 • Sarasota in Freshmen Tournament, at Lakewood Ranch High • Sarasota in JV Tournament, at Riverview High Sept. 11 • Sarasota at Cardinal Mooney (5 p.m. F); (6 p.m. JV); (7 p.m. V) • Sarasota at Booker (6 p.m. JV); (7 p.m. V) Sept. 12 • Cardinal Mooney vs. Southeast (7 p.m.)

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+ Riverview swings past Cardinal Mooney The Riverview High boys golf team defeated Cardinal Mooney Aug. 30, at The Founder’s Club. The Rams’ Mason Fox shot 36 to lead all scorers. Jeremy Perna (38), M. Seat (38) and K. Trautwein (42) led the way for Riverview. Michael Staikos (51), Jake LaMore (52), Jack Dingle (54) and Matt Koval (54) led the way for the Cougars.

+ ODA opens volleyball season with win The Out-of-Door Academy volleyball team opened its season with a 25-12, 25-17, 24-26, 25-22 victory over Northside Christian School Aug. 28. Lauren Maxey finished with 16 kills and four aces, and Sam Albano added 18 digs and 10 perfect passes to lead the way for the Lady Thunder. Gabriella

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+ Sarasota Sailors cruise past Booker Tornadoes

+ Coach inducted into Hall of Fame

The Sarasota High football team opened its season with a 51-6 rout of Booker Aug. 31. Sailors quarterback Hunter DeWitt threw a pair of touchdowns to Shawn Bane Jr. and also ran in for a pair of scores. Running backs Rod Tullis, Corey Williams and Marque Upshaw all found the end zone. Trailing 37-0 at halftime, the Tornadoes’ lone score came on a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Riddle to Rashad Jones. Sarasota returns to action Sept. 7 at Palmetto while Booker hosts Venice.

Tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri was inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame Aug. 24, during the Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum in New York City. Former student and current ESPN tennis commentator Brad Gilbert inducted Bollettieri, who recently turned 81. Bollettieri has coached 10 world No. 1 players, including Andre Agassi, Martina Hingis, Monica Seles, Maria Sharapova and Serena and Venus Williams. Founded in 1978, The Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy was the first major tennis boarding school and changed the course of elite junior-level tennis instruction.

+ Riverview Rams fall in season opener The Riverview High football team opened its season Aug. 31 with a 24-13 loss to Palmetto, which reached the state semifinals last season.

The Rams took a 6-0 lead on a 14-yard run by Karan Higdon. The Tigers responded with a pair of touchdowns before Higdon found the end zone again in the second half to pull Riverview within one. Riverview returns to action at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7, as the Rams host top-ranked Manatee, which opened its season with a 41-6 victory over nationally ranked Miramar.

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The Cardinal Mooney football team defeated LaBelle 31-13 in its season opener Aug. 31. Trailing 7-0, Demardre Patterson returned the ensuing kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown to tie the game. Sophomore quarterback Reese Vita threw a pair of touchdown passes to Elijah Toussaint, and Anthony Caiazzo scored a touchdown. Blake Young added a 31-yard field goal. Cardinal Mooney returns to action Sept. 7 at Bishop Verot.

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Three-bedroom home in Siesta Properties tops transactions The following residential real-estate transactions took place between Aug. 20 and Aug. 24. A home in Siesta Properties tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. H. Guyon Townsend III and Julie Townsend Smart, trustees, sold the home at 7435 Sanderling Road to Jessica Townsend Teague, trustee, of Alexandria, Va., for $840,000. Built in 1982, it has three bedrooms, five baths, a pool and 4,638 square feet of living area.

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John and Linda Doyel, trustees, sold the Unit A-524 condominium at 524 Beach Road to Mark and Michele Lipman, of Sarasota, for $535,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 980 square feet of living area.

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Stephen Alford, trustee, sold the Unit 103 condominium at 5760 Midnight Pass Road to Bob Para, trustee, of Sarasota, for $525,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,361 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $315,000 in 1998. Deborah Neff sold her Unit 608 condominium at 5750 Midnight Pass Road to Cynthia Neff, of Champaign, Ill., for $300,000. Built in 1984, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,335 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $229,000 in 1984.

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LoBster pot In the Center of Siesta Key Village, Lobster Pot is Siesta Key’s New England Seafood Restaurant. Open for lunch & dinner Mon.-Sat. & dinner seasonally on Sundays. They offer everything from fresh fish cooked the way you want it … to Steak, Chops, & Chicken … to Homemade Soups and more … Premium Wine & Beer. 5157 OceAn Blvd. • 941-349-2323

✧ Venice ✧ Crow’s nest Venice’s waterfront landmark since 1976. Featuring casual fine dining overlooking the Marina & Venice Inlet. Voted “Venice’s Best Overall Restaurant” 7 years & “Best of Award of Excellence” from the Wine Spectator. Fun casual atmosphere in the … 1St FlOOR TAveRn • 1968 TARPOn cenTeR dR. Boat or car • lunch & dinner • Open daily • 941-484-9551

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On the Gulf, only Sharky’s offers a gulf side seat for your enjoyment. Enjoy the Tiki bar, live entertainment, food and fun for all ages. Enjoy fresh seafood and other entrees while overlooking the Venice pier. FoR moRe inFoRmation oR diRectionS, cAll 941-488-1456 or www.sharkysonthepier.com

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Cemetery Plots/Monuments CEMETERY PLOTS (2) - not adjacent. Sarasota Memorial Park: Prayer North Section. From the park $3895/ea. Will sell for $2750/ea. o/b/o. 941-918-4880.

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Rentals from $427-$588

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Judie Berger

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1229 Point Crisp Road - $2,850,000

Brand New Siesta Key bay front home on magical 1 acre lot with dock, lift and infinity pool

7301 Iguana Drive - $1,175,000

Enjoy nature and country living in this 5 bed/3 full, 2 half bath home. Full guest house, outbuilding, tennis court on 5+ acres

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SOLD

5831 Riegels Harbor Road - $1,950,000

Siesta Key pool home near beach. 50’ dock on sailboat water in gated community - 4 beds/4.5 baths

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701 Treasure Boat Way - $1,390,000

Elegant Siesta Key Mediterranean home on the Grand Canal, built in 2004 with over 3,300 sq. ft.

4568 Woodside Road - $1,100,000

530 Yardarm Lane - $1,150,000

Longboat Key one block to beach and open bay, sailboat water 3 bed/3 bath pool home mostly constructed in 2004

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1771 Ringling Boulevard #1001 - $500,000 4555 Tuscana Drive - $429,500

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5128 Windward Avenue - $549,000

under contract 1529 Eastbrook Drive - $999,950

Exquisite Spanish-style lake front home in sought after West of the Trail location - richly appointed 3 bed/2.5 bath pool home

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5911 Midnight Pass Road #201 - $335,000

524 N Spoonbill Road - $1,150,000 1245 Sea Plume Way - $1,120,000 1240 Northport Drive - $935,000 618 Owl Way - $800,000 1919 Grove Street - $745,000 757 Tropical Circle - $730,000 550 Commonwealth Place - $670,000 5300 Ocean Boulevard #903 - $650,000

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Three of the four cast members practice the reading of “nine/eleven”: Michael Phelan, Brooke Wagstaff and Players Theatre Artistic Director Jeffery Kin. “This is going to be a tough one,” Kin says. Linda MacCluggage not pictured.

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Local actor, director and playwright Linda MacCluggage wrote her response to 9/11 in a documentary-style, one-act script 10 years ago. A recent trip to the 9/11 Memorial beckoned her to dust off the script she hadn’t touched since then.

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t has been 10 years since Linda MacCluggage sat down to write “nine/eleven” as her emotional response to the tragedy that took place 11 years ago. She set it aside after the first public reading of the performance at an artist’s symposium in 2002, un-

willing — or incapable — of looking at it again. But a trip to the 9/11 Memorial site in August nudged her to dig the script out of its resting place. MacCluggage says the recent visit to the site seemed noisy in comparison

to her first, with people pushing strollers and taking photos of the memorial. It was a drastically different experience from her first visit soon after the terrorist attacks. Then, there was just dust and rubble where the finished memorial now stands.

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“Boy, it was such a change,” she said in a recent phone interview. In 2001, MacCluggage was still a New London, Conn., resident (she and her husband, Reid, moved in 2002 to Englewood, eventually settling in Sarasota). Just two weeks following the attacks, she went to ground zero to see the devastation, “when the beams were still standing — when it was still smoldering,” she says. She could smell the fires that had burned, and dust was still in the air. “You looked out on it, and it looked like the end of the world,” she says, “It just stopped your heart. I had never seen anything like that in my life.” To MacCluggage, standing there in silence and just witnessing the scene was fascinating. No one made a sound. “It was like we were in church or,” she pauses, “or at a funeral.” MacCluggage has always been a writer but says she doesn’t consider herself, by any means, an accomplished playwright. She earned a bachelor of arts from Connecticut College and from there fell into a career as a features writer at a Connecticut newspaper. She has also been directing and acting for the past 20 years. “We all had to find an outlet for our response, and, to me, it was to write something,” she says. Following the attacks, she went online and found first-person accounts of people who had gone to their computers to write about the trauma. “We’ve never had that kind of disaster in this technological age, where you could just post something like that and anyone in the world could read it,” she says.

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Linda MacCluggage in front of the 9/11 Memorial. She took these moving accounts of survivors and family members, combined them with news sources and literature and created a play. “We’ve all seen the videos of the buildings collapsing, and the fire, and dust, and people running, people jumping out of windows, and all of it is overwhelming and horrific,” she says, “We’re so assaulted with those images, it’s hard to sort out what your emotional response to (the images) is.” According to MacCluggage, the

documentary-style reading of the play brings it down to a human level on which people are talking and listening — it resonates more. She dedicates the play to Juliana McCourt. McCourt was a 4-yearold victim in the attacks, also from New London, Conn., but MacCluggage didn’t know her personally. Juliana and her mother were on the way to Disney Land but their route via United Airlines Flight 175 took a different direction and was the second plane to hit the south tower at 9:03 a.m.

“I just had this image of this little 4-year-old girl … just sitting in the seat with her seatbelt and her little legs hanging over the seat the way they do when they are 4 years old,” she says. That image stayed with MacCluggage, haunting her through the process of writing. MacCluggage compares the image to the familiar little girl wearing the red coat in “Schnidler’s List”— some of the only color in the three-hour, black-and-white film. In the movie, the little girl makes the documented brutality of 6 million Jews palpable for Schindler. “When these things happen, the (innocent children) are the images that we grasp onto to try and get our minds wrapped around it,” she says. Juliana’s story isn’t present in “nine-eleven,” but her mind’s image of the little girl helped prompt the writing of the script. During her most recent trip to the memorial she found Juliana’s name engraved among the 3,000 other victims at the 9/11 Memorial south pool. Visiting the memorial gave MacCluggage a new sense of obligation. She remembered a quote from Elie Wiesel that she used in the script about the importance of remembering and “driving back sands that cover the surface of things.” It is the sands that cover things for Wiesel, but, to MacCluggage, it has been the removal of all the dust that has changed lower Manhattan’s landscape. “You know, I think people felt that dust would always be there, because it was ubiquitous and it was everywhere and it was everything. The dust was composed of everything,” she says, “And it is

gone. It is gone now.” And, so, MacCluggage has removed the dust from her script. And on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, a cast of four will give a free performance of her documentary play at The Players Theatre to Sarasota County Fire Department employees and to the public. “I hope people will just come and think,” she says. “It’s a way to examine something in an artistic way, and it respects, honors and remembers.”

Linda MacCluggage found 4-year-old victim Juliana McCourt’s name at the 9/11 Memorial on her most recent trip to New York City.

IF YOU GO ‘nine/eleven’ Join The Players and Sarasota County Fire Department for the 35-minute, documentary style one-act play for on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. Sarasota County Fire Chief Mike Tobias will be speaking following the play, and there will also be a conversation and story-sharing session following the performance. When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 Where: The Players Theater, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Cost: Free with suggested donation More info: Call 365-2494

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Long-time Sarasota Opera Executive Director Susan Danis’ last day is Sept. 28. She was recently been appointed general director and CEO of the Florida Grand Opera, in Miami. The humanresources committee of the board has started searching for Danis’ successor, who has some big shoes to fill. Danis was responsible for many contributions over the past 14 years. Courtesy “During her Susan T. Danis tenure, our opera company has grown dramatically and prospered,” says Donald Worthington, chairman of the board of the Sarasota Opera. Among her most significant achievements was the successful project to renovate the historic theater. Danis helped raise more than $20 million for the theater renovation in 2008. “Her creativity and high-energy level have been important to our success,” says Victor DeRenzi, artistic director of Sarasota Opera. “From the day I arrived in Sarasota, I have felt the warmth and support of a group of patrons and trustees that rivals any of the many other places I have lived,” Danis says. She calls DeRenzi a “maestro in every sense of the word.”   The administration and production staffs will continue to pursue projects under way and look forward to the opera’s 54th consecutive season.

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Producer Laura Daniel Gale, aka Lady LaLa From: Washington, D.C.; moved here in 1993 Day job(s): Marketing director at Half Shell Oyster House and full-time mom Dance experience: Captain of the dance team in high school Her first time: “I don’t perform, I produce!” I can’t perform without my: set list What would/did your mother say “It makes perfect sense, Laura!”

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film >> ‘Lawless’ Director John Hillcoat has a knack for creating stunning visual palettes that become as important as the characters who reside in his films: “Lawless” is no exception. But the sharp contrast between the beautiful Georgia backwoods and the bloody violence depicted in the film may be too much for some audiences. Based on the true account of the bootlegger Bondurant brothers, the action takes place during the Prohibition era. Forrest (Tom Hardy), Jack (Shia LaBeouf) and Howard (Jason Clarke) Bondurant distill and distribute moonshine from Franklin County, Va., to gin joints in Chicago. It’s a sweet

little operation until G-Man, Charles Rakes (Guy Pearce), wants a piece of the action. The Bondurant brothers brutally refuse. A great cast of characters keeps “Lawless” from sinking into a cliché. Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) is subtly sublime as the cocksure Forrest Bondurant, a man of few words and severely painful actions. Mystery woman Maggie (Jessica Chastain) falls for Forrest Bondurant and religious Bertha (Mia Wasikowska) gets quite familiar with young Jack Bondurant. But it’s over-the-top Guy Pearce who gets under your skin as the perfumed, bow-tied, psychotic special agent Rakes. The lack of screen-time that the always excellent Gary Oldman has in the film, as big-time Chicago gangster Floyd Banner, is a huge disappointment ... it couldn’t have been more than three minutes, total. Hillcoat literally goes for the jugular in “Lawless.” It sometimes seems gratuitous.

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