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History

Mable Ringling memorial receives a fresh look. PAGE 7A

OUR TOWN

taxman cometh

DIVERSIONS

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Nine-year-old Ava Podewitz charms audiences in ‘Heidi.’ INSIDE

Pro Chris Kennedy returns to Mooney to coach golf team. pAGE 19A

by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

Cheaper era for Village merchants begins Village merchants, who contribute to a county maintenance fund, will pay between $80,000 and $50,000 less than forecasted for FY 2013. The “resort-style” atmosphere promised for Siesta Key Village will cost much less for merchants than what Sarasota County estimated this year — and what they paid for maintenance the three previous years. Championship Landscape Maintenance Professionals, a Fort Myers-based company with operations in Bradenton,

started Village upkeep Sept. 10. Sarasota County staff will be out for the next month guiding the company, which inked a $97,000 contract for annual work in the Siesta Key Village Improvement District. The Siesta Key Village Maintenance Corp., which is run by Director Mark Smith, will direct the company’s general ac-

tivities while county staff lends its technical assistance during the transition. For example, included in the contract are 50 weekly pressure-washing sessions. Siesta Key Village Association members during several monthly meetings this year

SEE VILLAGE / PAGE 2A

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Championship Landscape Maintenance Professionals entered Siesta Key Village Sept. 10 to start annual upkeep duties.

Photo courtesy of Ryan Schmidt

Kurt Becker with some of the staff of the Siesta Key Oyster Bar at the golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 8.

+ Golf benefit Members of Siesta Key Village rallied together again to put on a golf tournament to benefit Kurt Becker. Becker, who worked as a bartender on the Key for the past eight years, was paralyzed when he fell off a ladder in June. The tournament was sponsored by The Old Salty Dog and was held Saturday, Sept. 8, at the University Country Club. There were a total of 34 teams, 136 golfers and more than 36 hole sponsors. There were a number of donations from local businesses that were raffled off. Becker was in attendance and greeted golfers as they checked in and then rode around the course in a golf cart. John Saputo and Joe Furtaw, of Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, supplied beer for the event and hosted the after-party at the Gold Coast Eagle warehouse.

+ Anonymous gift After an anonymous $100,000 donation to Riverview High School, students will be enjoying a new learning dock, research pontoon boat, band tower and musical instruments for the Kiltie Band. After the presentation of two ceremonial checks Friday, Sept. 7, the Kiltie Band led guests to the new dock to christen the boat and hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Brennan Abott, third from left, gets control of the ball Saturday, Sept. 8, at Glebe Park for the first weekend of the Suncoast Sports Club season. For some of the children, it was their first experience playing soccer competitively, while for others, it was an exciting day being back on the field and seeing their old friends. For more photos, see page 12A.

ROCKY SITUATION

by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

Seawater threatens Siesta Key property A Siesta Key property owner wants to protect a seawall from erosion but has found coastal permitting issues tough to navigate. Roger Sandt, a Siesta Key property owner, said he would spend upward of $100,000 to repair tidal damage and fortify a seawall with rocks. But, he asked Sarasota County to shoulder the cost of

permitting and engineer surveys. Sandt, who owns townhouses on the northeast corner of Siesta Key and is president of the board of directors of the Siesta Town House Association, asked County

Commissioner Nora Patterson to consider waiving $3,000 in fees required for a coastal setback variance to add 500 pounds rocks in front of his property’s seawall. He contends that the roughly

60-foot length of concrete was already given permission for the rocks when some were placed at other points on the seawall in 1992. County commissioners Sept. 11 discussed Sandt’s request,

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VILLAGE / FROM PAGE 1A have bemoaned the lack of that type of maintenance performed by the county. “It looks good, and I’m confident that they’ll do a good job,” Smith said of Championship’s first two days. “Village maintenance has been in a bit of turmoil over the last three years.” Village merchants, who contribute to county Fund 118 for maintenance, will pay between $80,000 and $50,000 less than the county forecasted for the 2013 fiscal year. Sarasota County Chief Financial Planning Officer Steve Botelho said in an email to County Commissioner Nora Patterson an additional $27,000 (on top of the $97,000 maintenance contract) is expected from property owners in the district for waste management, irrigation and other county upkeep. That brings the total to about $124,000 — a significant reduction from the $210,000 of estimated expenditures out of Fund 118 in the proposed 2013 budget. “I expect a dramatic adjustment in the next fiscal year for the (previous years’) maintenance costs,” Smith said. The county assessed Village property owners roughly $207,000 in the previous fiscal year, and during the Feb. 21 County Commission meeting, County Traffic Operations Manager Ryan Montague said operational costs for Village maintenance would be $183,000. Smith has requested receipts for every county expense in the Village during the 2012 fiscal year to determine if property owners are owed back-tax dollars. Botelho, in the same email, said that total up to mid-August was $58,000. When the district is over-assessed for a fiscal year, the county artificially lowers the following year’s assessments. There will likely be lower assessments for Village merchants in the coming years, he said. Smith said fiscal communication has been difficult, but that he will continue to analyze county spending. “We can’t give up, because it’s our money,” Smith concluded.

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Pricey properties Doing business in Siesta Key Village during an upswing in tourism, like the region experienced this year, is profitable. But, the extra line items most Village merchants see when they open their Truth in Millage Notices from Sarasota County can add significant burdens to business taxes. Here are three special taxing districts Village businesses pay into, why they were established and their rates.

Siesta Key Village Public Improvement District 2013 fiscal year rate: 3.9727 Year established: 2007 Reason: The district was proposed in 2006 to pay for Village maintenance.

Siesta Key Lighting District 2013 fiscal year rate: 0.0109 Year established: 1982 Reason: To provide a source of revenue for the installation and maintenance of lighting along the main roads on Siesta Key. There were 100 lights initially installed in the early 1980s.

Siesta Key Village Public Parking Improvement District 2012 fiscal year rate: Lump sum (varies by merchant) Year established: 1998 (expires in 2018) Reason: To pay for the municipal parking lot behind Siesta Market. Merchants are assessed a lump sum each fiscal year based on their establishment’s parking consideration in the municipal lot, which includes taxes based on “deficit parking” — spaces it would require for the property to comply with the parking ordinance.

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Roger Sandt surveys the seawall behind his Ocean Boulevard property, and points out a groin that crumbled during Tropical Storm Isaac.

SEAWALL / FROM PAGE 1A but it was swiftly tabled. Sarasota County Natural Resources staff member Howard Berna said the property was issued a permit 20 years ago for revetment of areas that already contain rock, but that Sandt would need to reapply for a permit to fortify the new area. Patterson told fellow commissioners that the condominium ownership was scraping together funding and asked if they would consider, due to the circumstances, reducing the fees required to bring the issue before the County Commission for approval. “This whole thing has been hardened forever,” Patterson said during the meeting — she has been a resident of Siesta since the 1970s. But the request was denied after objections about its relevance and the precedent it would set were raised. “I’m a little uncomfortable putting staff in the position to answer a question like that,” said Commissioner Joe Barbetta. “You have an ordinance, and I think we need to comply with it.” County Administrator Randall Reid said

EROSION CONTROL Several property owners this year petitioned Sarasota County to vacate a crumbling stretch of Beach Road, which has been damaged by erosion. The group’s plans will also require a coastal setback variance, according to emails from Sarasota County Public Works staff. The erosion damage is so extensive, county staff estimates a long-term public fix for the roadway will cost between $800,000 and $1 million, but a temporary stabilization is in place. it was inappropriate to have staff present for an issue not included in the agenda. “We get into this every time (during commissioner reports), and I’m just concerned about it,” Reid said. “These are highly litigious petitions, and they’re much like a snag in the sweater,” Commissioner Jon Thaxton said, explaining that it may seem like a small issue to waive $3,000 fees but that it could unravel into contentious debate.

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Input sought on sound ordinance County staff will consider changes to the code that will affect sound-level restrictions. The Sarasota County Commission Sept. 11 voted unanimously to hold a public hearing for an amendment of the county code that sets sound-level restrictions in Siesta Key Village. Sarasota County Assistant Zoning Administrator Donna Thompson recommended commissioners extend the Nov. 18 sunset date when the Air and Sound Pollution ordinance will be repealed automatically. That will give staff time to plan public meetings for resident input about the part of the ordinance that sets decibellevel restrictions, which has

been a source of some controversy on Siesta Key, Thompson explained in an interview with the Pelican Press. Staff also recommended that commissioners waive an economic impact assessment of the amendment, because, Thompson explained to the County Commission, there is none. She said county staff uses a 37-point checklist to determine the effects of an amendment. Thompson said if additional staff or overtime hours were approved for sound-enforcement duties that would be consid-

ered a fiscal impact and require an impact statement. County commissioners earlier this year discussed adding 10 to 15 overtime hours for weekend code enforcement, which would cost an estimated $21,000. County staff will begin changing the ordinance to fit new state regulations, specifically sections related to open burning, and county commissioners will consider public comments at the Sept. 25 hearing. The state will take on more enforcement of controlled burning regulations, Thompson said. “Additionally, it will allow zoning coding-enforcement staff the opportunity to engage citizens with input in regard to noise-level enforcement and

penalties,” Thompson said to commissioners during the meeting. County Commissioner Joe Barbetta said holding a public meeting to amend the ordinance could be problematic because burning brush and enforcing permitted sound decibel levels are dissimilar topics. County staff has considered migrating the noise regulation out of its current chapter in the county code, Thompson said, and that will be discussed with the public. “We’ll certainly be working with our neighborhood groups to get community input,” Thompson said. “It will have to happen some time now and between the now sunset date.”

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The American flag and Florida state flag were both at half-staff Tuesday, Sept. 11, by the gazebo in Siesta Key Village. Inset: The front gate of Gilligan’s was lined with American flags Tuesday, Sept. 11.

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By Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

Bronze cranes statue stolen from yard A 5-foot-tall statue was clipped from its base and hauled away from a resident’s property. It’s unlikely the $2,000 statue taken from Ron Flynn’s yard between Sept. 4 and Sept. 5 was snatched by an art-lover. Flynn noted that the stumps remaining from the missing bronze sculpture were smooth at the point of separation. Flynn’s mother gave him the statue more than 15 years ago. “I was kind of surprised (Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office) detectives didn’t come out to look at it,” Flynn said. “(The thieves) didn’t use a hacksaw — they used bolt cutters.” Flynn brought up the theft during the Sept. 6 Siesta Key Association meeting during Sgt. Scott Osborne’s presentation on island crime trends. Flynn brought a picture of the smoothed stumps. “What was left has no art value,” Flynn said. “If they were going to steal it for its art value, they would have saved as much of the leg as possible.”

Courtesy of Ron Flynn

Ron Flynn said the theft of his cranes statue occurred during the early-morning hours of Sept. 5. The remaining bronze legs look more like broken copper pipes and are cut to different heights. The concrete base of the statue sits behind some bushes on Flynn’s property, which means the unknown suspect saw the cranes statue from the roadway and trespassed to retrieve it. According to the sheriff’s office report, filed at noon Sept. 5,

there were no witnesses to the crime, and there had been no further action taken. Flynn said he didn’t hear any commotion during the night. The statute was was not the first decorative item taken from Tree Bay Lane on south Siesta Key. Animal-shaped planters, which were designed by Apache

Indians, were stolen from Flynn and his neighbors’ properties in the past. The sheriff’s office conducted a coordinated crackdown on illegal scrapping last year. “Operation Meltdown” in August 2011 resulted in 62 arrests and recovered two stolen vehicles and 2,185 pounds of metal, according to a sheriff’s office news release. “Operation Meltdown II,” which took place in October, yielded 935 pounds of recovered metal and 18 arrests. “Do not be mistaken. These criminals are not committing these crimes because of the economy,” said Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight, in a news release last year. “They are funding drug habits and addictions.” Recent data show metal theft is down 59% countywide for the first quarter of 2012 compared with the same timeframe last year.

By Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

Pest control sees budget increase of $200,000 For the first time in five years, the budget includes an increase in property taxes aimed at paying for insect population management. There is a buzz this year in Sarasota County about mosquitoes. Sarasota County will approve a budget for the 2013 fiscal year that includes an increase in property taxes that pay for management of the insect’s population for the first time in five years. Sarasota County Health and Human Services Director Chuck Henry said he’s sensitive to concerns about the tax increase as a taxpayer but that controlling the threat of mosquito-born diseases is more complex than most residents think. The Mosquito Management Department recently lost Director Dr. Eric Schreiber to a sudden resignation, but Henry said he has staff ready to step in to lead. “West Nile this year seems to be particularly strong across the nation,” Henry said during a phone interview. “We began to watch closer, be more strategic and watch what’s happening in other counties.” That strategy involves chickens — sentinel chickens. The Mosquito Management Department uses a scientific version of the canary-in-the-mine test by performing weekly blood tests on 13 groups of chickens placed throughout the county, and it sets insect traps for the bloodsuckers. Nine months into 2012, county scientists have found about 16 cases of West Nile virus, roughly half the number of cases discovered last year. The closest human infection occurred in Hillsborough County, Henry said. The increased millage rate, which is 0.0805 next year compared with 0.0277 in the 2012 fiscal year, is to fill a funding void, Henry said, but the mosquitomanagement budget does increase by more than $200,000. That’s a little less than the department spends on disease surveillance and monitoring mosquito populations. Florida mandates that tax money raised for mosquito management only be used for that purpose, Henry explained. Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson during a Sept. 10 budget hearing said the rate was wisely lowered five years ago after accumulating a surplus. That created a hole in the department’s budget, which was filled by a greater 2013 fiscal year millage rate. The best advice Health and Human Services can give to residents to avoid insect-borne diseases is to not get bitten, Henry said. Using DEET-based repellant is suggested when venturing in mosquito-heavy areas — especially during dusk and dawn. “But, mosquitoes do bite in the daytime,” he said.


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+ Fresh flag flies in Siesta Key Village The fading state flag of Florida flying over the gazebo in the heart of Siesta Key Village was replaced last week, less than a week before Championship Landscape Maintenance Professionals took over Village upkeep duties Monday, Sept. 10. Sarasota County paid for the new flag and its installation, because Public Works staff worked to bring the Village up to “resortstyle” quality before the new private firm began maintenance. Sarasota County mobility staff member Ryan Montague said the county will keep a presence in the Village for the next several months to ease the transition for Championship, which also maintains the Longboat Key Club and Resort.

+ Siesta Key tourism numbers slip in July The string of record-breaking months for tourist development tax collections ended in July, with short-term rental units on Siesta Key contributing $358,796 — 14% less than July 2011. Siesta’s fees comprised about 33% of the total amount of bed taxes collected in Sarasota County, according to the latest data from the Sarasota County Tax Collector’s website. Last July, the island contributed 40% of the county’s total. The seaweed on Siesta beaches following Tropical Storm Debby prompted several island residents and visitors to email Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson about the marina flora

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Light Up the Village planning meeting — 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, Cheryl Gaddie Designs office, 5032 Calle Minorga, Siesta Key

Public Financing Advisory Board meeting — 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, Administration Building, A/B conference room, second floor, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota

Citizen Tax Oversight Committee — 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, Administration Building, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota

FDOT Midnight Pass crosswalks open house — 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 5394 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key 

Siesta Isles Association meeting — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 5394 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key 

and lament its potential effects on tourism. Sarasota County staff has removed more than 300 tons of seaweed from beaches since July 1, according to a Sarasota County news release, which noted fighting the issue is an uphill battle. Late tax payments can lead to upward adjustments in the data, which caused March’s total bedtax numbers to increase by more than $100,000 from when they were first posted.

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Experts told the Sarasota County Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee that a pilot program aimed at free-market environmentalism fails the market test. In the early 2000s, the economy was booming and Florida counties projected major population growth. Sarasota County’s answer to growth forecasts, which county commissioners voted this year to rejuvenate as part of a pilot program, would likely fail in current market conditions, Sarasota County Director of Cooperative Extension Service Evangeline “Van” Linkous told the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee. The committee, known as ESLOC, held a special meeting Sept. 6, at Twin Lakes Park to mull Transfer of Development Rights, a program designed to preserve environmentally sensitive habitats and jointly encourage subdivision development. Earlier this year, the County Commission ordered staff to start working on how to price countyowned land to free up TDRs, but Linkous and an expert on the TDR industry from California, Betty Wiechec, told ESLOC a pilot program would fail to work like county staff envisions. The TDR policy outlined in the Future Land Use chapter of the Sarasota County 2050 Comprehensive Plan was approved in 2002 and has only been used once — for the Villages of Lakewood Ranch South. Land plats are assigned with Transfer of Development Rights units, which can be traded between private owners or the county. TDRs are given a value based on the how sensitive the habitat is on a property. For example, wetlands, which are more threatened environments, could be worth more than farmland. Staff with Sarasota County Planning

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A rendering shows the design of the Villages of Lakewood Ranch South, the only development in Sarasota County to use the Transfer of Development Rights policy.

and Development is building an inventory of county-owned land eligible for sale as part of the pilot program aimed at platting off habitat for preservation and encouraging development. Builders could buy open space owned by the county and move TDRs to other land to beef-up building density. Wiechec, who was one of the architects of Transfer of Development Credits in Malibu, Calif., a similar program, said rushing a pilot program like county commissioners advocated is imprudent. “I have some real concerns about your program,” she said during the ESLOC meeting. “I think using resource density

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The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce’s website will soon be getting a facelift, says Executive Director Kevin Cooper. After approximately six years of using the chamber’s current website, Cooper says he felt now was a good time to update everything. “It seemed like it was time to take a step back and update both the site’s aesthetic appeal and user-friendliness,” said Cooper. “We’ve been happy with the site we have, but it seemed like a good time to modernize everything.” The website’s overhaul will be a collaborative effort between Clear Idea Tech., which will be designing the website’s back-end features, and Concept Digital Media, which will be focusing on the site’s design and aesthetics. Cooper says that user-friendliness is a focal point in the redesign. “Currently, the user kind of has to walk through the site, instead of being pulled through,” he said. “We hope to entice people to say on the site longer, look at more pages and increase our online presence.” Cooper acknowledges the importance of having an online presence for the benefit of both the chamber and its members. “I hope it will help both of us in a lot of ways,” he said. “We want the website to be more interactive for users, so that we can showcase our members.” The chamber hopes to debut a beta version of the site by the end of the year, and Cooper says that, despite the long process, he’s excited for the new opportunities the site will provide. “It’s like being able to build a house from the ground up,” he said.

bonuses is not a great idea.” Rod Krebs, a homebuilder and member of the public at the ESLOC meeting, said a development he is planning is taking advantage of the county’s policy. He had planned to use TDRs from the city of Sarasota for a “hamlet” on unincorporated Sarasota County land but found the city’s policy too complex, he said. During the run-up from the dotcom boom, developers put pressure on some Florida counties to make zoning changes to fast-track subdivision development, and others enacted them to attract builders, Wiechec said. Linkous said the county’s program doesn’t appear to have been influenced by developer interests. But, the single use of TDRs since the policy was adopted in 2002 means there is asymmetry between price expectations of buyers and sellers. “It was a little bit of a market failure there,” Linkous said. She said there wasn’t enough incentive for the developer to purchase county-owned TDRs, which would have barred development from county-owned land. “Success, in my mind, is that TDRs do need to happen for the program to be successful,” Linkous said. Also, the developer on the Lakewood Ranch 2050 community simply moved TDRs between its own property, she said. As TDRs change hands, environmentally sensitive lands LBK 2010 - Jare preserved and 10% of the revenues from sales of the units are used to maintain and purchase more property on sensitive habitat.

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City seeks development proposals City negotiates to sell defunct parking meters for State Street parking garage Tre Michel, co-owner of State of the Arts Gallery, points to a brochure map. With a black pen, she draws lines outward from a square on the map. The square denotes the city-owned parking lot directly across from her gallery on State Street. The lines go out to Greater Main Street, Burns Square, Lower Main and Upper Main Street. “It’s a hub,” says Michel. And that is why the gallery owner supports plans to raze the parking lot and build a parking garage on that land. The estimated $7.3 million project would at least double the number of parking spaces and add two floors of retail-and-restaurant space. The city will begin seeking proposals Oct. 1, from prospective firms for the designing and construction of the garage and commercial space. The city has set aside $7.29 million in tax-increment financing for the project. Area merchants say the garage would lessen the downtown-parking squeeze in the winter months and add additional upscale retail and restaurant space. Rob O’ Neill, barista at Pastry Art, said he welcomes the proposal for a parking garage right behind the café. “More smart infrastructure

is always welcome downtown, especially if it will bring business and customers,” said Neill. As the city moves ahead with the engineering process, a concept of what the garage will look like — along with the exact number of parking spaces and storefront space — will begin to take shape. In the meantime, merchants and residents look forward to the addition of new commercial space in the area. Commissioners have said the commercial spaces should be leased before construction begins so the retail space doesn’t sit empty for years, like the Palm Avenue parking garage retail space did. As a result, a marketing effort to fill those spaces could happen as soon as the city chooses a design-and-construction firm to develop the garage, well before actual construction work begins. In June, the DID Board of Directors voted to support the process of building a State Street parking garage, concluding those 300-plus parking spaces downtown will make a difference during the season and will attract more high-profile retail tenants downtown. It could make a difference in off-season, as well. Saturday

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The 47 parking meters that were removed from downtown streets in March are now being stored at the police department.

back-to-front, under the stairwell at the police department. The city paid $470,000 for the meters and could receive $47,000 if all of them are sold. “We tried to get the highest dollar amount we could,” Lyons said. The city could not return the meters for a full refund because the contract didn’t include a buy-back clause. As a next step, the city’s parking department, with input from a committee of residents and merchants, is drafting a strategic parking plan that would determine hours of enforcement and whether additional spaces should be added at various downtown districts. The plan could appear before city commissioners within six months.

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night the State Street lot was full, with the exception of a handful of spaces set aside for valet. In winter, especially during the Saturday Farmers Market or other weekend events, parking becomes a fiasco, O’ Neill said. However, some Sarasota city commissioners are questioning whether it’s the right time to build the garage. If commissioners decide to reject the plans for the garage, the city would be breaking the legal agreement that it reached with Pineapple Square in 2010, when it acquired the 43,700-square-foot lot. The agreement requires the city to build at least a 300-space parking garage on the site by February 2015. To have the garage built in time, senior city planner Steve Stancel said, the city must start its two-phase process of selecting a design-build firm no later than October. After the garage is built, developers of nearby residential projects could pay a fee to purchase parking spaces from the city to meet the parking requirements for their own projects, thus allowing those developers the freedom of building a project without a parking garage on-site.

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Arie Fries poses on top of the drained fountain’s statue in 1949. Fries and his family frequently visited the park for family picnics. permission to undertake the task. The project will be funded by donations and grants, and the committee is careful in clarifying that the project is a renovation, as opposed to a restoration, which would be much more costly and require strict adherence to historical accuracies. The fountain was originally funded by community contributions from families and organizations such as the Sarasota Kiwanis Club, the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, and Kelleher said that the Alliance hopes to recreate the same sense of community involvement with the renovation. Kelleher expects the total cost of the renovation to be $112,000, and the Alliance is encouraging the community to get involved by donating to its online fundraising website, historicsarasota.org. The project has currently raised more than $23,000 and needs at least $60,000 in a perpetual maintenance fund to ensure that it doesn’t suffer the same fate it did in the 1950s. When digging began, Kelleher and the rest of the team didn’t know what to expect. “The exploratory dig was just the first step to make sure that the original (repair) estimates were accurate and to determine the condition of the fountain,” said Kelleher. “It’s actually in remarkably good condition; there are a few surface cracks on the interior, but it’s nothing that can’t be repaired.” In addition to raising funds, the Alliance must now present its findings to the City Commission and have plans approved before work can continue. Despite the long road ahead for the project, Kelleher said he’s excited for the outcome. “It’s part of our history,” he said. “We need to get it back out there and enjoy it. It’s going to be a really nice gateway to the historical district.”

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As the dust settled and dump trucks hauled the final loads of dirt and debris Thursday, Aug. 30 out of Luke Wood Park, construction workers and volunteers found themselves face-to-face with a piece of Sarasota history that hadn’t seen the light of day in more than 60 years. After four hours of excavation and cleanup, the Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain once again stood uncovered. Built in 1936, in honor of the late Mable Ringling, the fountain lost maintenance funding during World War II and fell into disrepair. The memorial was then abandoned and filled in with dirt in the early 1950s, presumably for safety reasons, and remained buried for six decades. Thanks to efforts by the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, the fountain could be renovated and running again within a year. The recent excavation was part of an exploratory dig, which is the first step by the Alliance in its project aimed at renovating the historic fountain. The push for the renovation came about in 2011, when Sarasota Alliance for Historical Preservation board member Larry Kelleher proposed the idea to the rest of the board. Having grown up in Sarasota in the 1950s, Kelleher said that, for him, the project holds special significance. “I remember going to Luke Wood Park as a child,” said Kelleher. “The older kids would park their cars and play their radios, and we would play king of the hill on the pile of dirt. Later, when I would drive by the park, I would remember going there as a child, and I always wanted to know what it was.” After learning the historical significance of the fountain buried beneath the mound of dirt, Kelleher brought the idea to the Alliance, which then formed a committee to spearhead the project. “There was a little bit of skepticism at first,” said Kelleher. “We’d never done anything like this before, so it was all new to us, but we’re about preserving history.” The committee, which consisted of Kelleher, Dorothea Calvert, Ron McCarty, Nancy Morgan, Joyce Waterbury and the late Don Smalley, brought the idea before the City Commission last year to obtain

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It’s about to explode. No one knows exactly when, but every day Congress and the president refuse to CUT This chart, prepared earlier this year, is out of date. The U.S. national debt spending meaningfully — now tops $16 trillion. That does not include the unfunded liabilities for actually reducing spending Medicare, Social Security and other social entitlements. below the previous year — the the explosion grows nearer. Pardon us. We know many of Every president since Jimmy Carter is guilty of our readers prefer we stick to increasing the national debt. From 1980, end of local matters here, but there is the Carter presidency, to 2008, end of the Bush II a domestic war going on, and presidency, the national debt rose $8.8 trillion. In none of us should sit idly by — Obama’s four years, it rose $6 trillion. the way they do in Congress. Term President U.S. Debt % Chg. Our freedom, our way of life ’76-’80 Carter $0.9 — is at stake and on the verge of Congress = Democratic calamity. ’80-’84 Reagan $1.8 +100% To see this picture clearly and Congress = House: Dem./Senate: GOP understand it in layman’s terms, ’84-’88 Reagan $2.2 +22% read “The Debt Bomb: A Bold Congress = House: Dem./Senate: GOP Plan to Stop Washington from ’88-’92 Bush I $4.0 +82% Bankrupting America,” by U.S. Congress = Democratic Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. ’92-’96 Clinton $5.2 +30% Talk about a reality show. Congress = Democratic Coburn spells out where we ’96-’00 Clinton $5.8 +11.5% are (see charts) and what is Congress = GOP going to happen on that day ’00-’04 Bush II $7.25 +25% — when foreign governments Congress = House: GOP; Senate: Dem. and investors stop buying our ’04-’08 Bush II $10.0 +38% government debt. And they’re Congress = House: GOP/Dem.; Senate: GOP/Dem. going to stop, be assured of that. ’08-’12 Obama $16.0 +60% Writes Coburn: Congress = Democratic “In 2022, tax revenues will $ in Trillions only cover the cost of Medicare, Social Security and interest payments on the national debt,” Coburn writes. “We’ll simply have nothing left to fund every other function of government. That means we’ll have to do one of three things: 1) Shut down every federal agency and scuttle our aircraft carriers; 2) Borrow a couple trillion dollars every year to fund the other government functions — if we can even borrow the money; or 3) Enact massive tax increases, which will further slow economic growth.” And that hardly explains the economic catastrophes that will affect every U.S. family when the bomb explodes. Your savings and assets will shrivel to a fraction of their current value; the value of the dollar PARTY IN CONTROL: Democrats Republicans will shrivel; inflation will be unbearable. You should be watching Greece. That’s just the beginning. And let’s be honest about something: UNSUSTAINABLE SPENDING 40 As the chart above explicitly depicts, the U.S. is in this predicament because of Revenue Republicans and Democrats alike. They 30 are equally to blame. Presidents and Congress alike. Congress, after all, controls the purse. 20 When Barack Obama last week begged for four more years to fix the U.S. economy, we thought: Get real. In business, any CEO worth his pay and facing the crisis that 10 faces America would have taken to cutting expenses with a vengeance on Day One! When the life of the business is teetering, 0 an effective CEO acts decisively. If we are 2010 2020 2030 to win this war, we need new leaders with All other spending Medicare/Medicaid Social Security Net Interest the moral conviction to act NOW.

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My fellow My View col- ing number of automobiles umnist, Jeffrey Weisman, coming to Siesta Key. It provided some excellent would also solve the other solutions to the serious mounting irritation of life parking problem that con- on the Key — traffic confronts Siesta Key Village gestion. We must find ways and the public beach ev- to control the increasing ery season. As readers of number of vehicles on Siesthe column know, ta Key to protect I am in total agreeits brand as a cament with Weisman sual, relaxed and about the imporcharming beach tance of not spoiling destination in the the Siesta Key brand years to come. as we tackle these Having to cross issues. We live in a active drawbridgspecial place that es to get on Siesta needs to be protectKey significantly ed as the number of Gudritz contributes to the tourists and maintraffic congestion land visitors continues to and frustration of getting rise. to the public beach or the Utilizing church park- wonderful shops and resing lots and vacant prop- taurants scattered througherty is worth pursuing. out the island. The soonThe Siesta Key Village As- to-be-built crosswalks on sociation should be look- Midnight Pass Road will ing at ways to increase the only make it worse. number of parking spaces I would propose that the within or near the Village. Sarasota County commisI would also propose that sioners consider privatizthey focus on ways to re- ing a parking lot as a trafserve parking for patrons of fic-control solution that is the shops and restaurants. used now for special events Some easy-to-use parking such as the sandsculptmeters might just do the ing competition. It would trick. incorporate using existing These are good but only but underutilized mainshort-term solutions to land parking lots or newly what will be a long-term developed ones in conproblem. The Sarasota junction with some clever population will continue modes of mass transporto increase, and Siesta Key tation in place of plain old will hopefully remain a city buses. desirable destination for An obvious requirement mainland beachgoers and for this to be a successful vacationers. There will venture would be that the never be enough parking, ride is fun and entertainespecially in the winter ing and not just a means months. of transportation. It could A long-term solution to also be used as a marketthe parking problem must ing tool for Siesta Key and address the obvious source the various businesses on of the problem — the grow- it. For example, creative

It’s that time of year again when we assume children are back in school and that being absent is due to illness or extraordinary events. How many absences do you think a teacher must deal with in the course of a year: 200? 500? If you said that sounds about right or even high, go to the back of the class. Data show that last school year, this humble teacher had 1,793 student absences. That is not a typo. The average number of days missed per student was 13.7, or almost three weeks of instruction. If we extrapolate these numbers over a kindergarten-to12th-grade education, the average student misses 178 days, or a full year of instruction, during his school career. The crisis of these numbers Kalahar is not an aberration. Chronic absenteeism (missing 10% or more of school or a month or more per year, which translates into 18 days a year) is prevalent in our schools. The reason these numbers are not reported is because attendance statistics only show average daily attendance. Sarasota County reports a 95.5% average daily attendance rate, but that means that as many as 40% of its students may be chronically absent because on different days, different students are in school. Think about the effects of absenteeism. The extra work loads and loss of academic potential are monumental. Being present in school leads to succeeding in school; poor attendance affects standardized test scores, graduation rates and teacher effectiveness. The Georgia Department of Education found “that just a 3% improvement in attendance, or five additional days, would have led more than 55,000 students to pass end-of-year standardized tests in reading, English or mathematics in grades three to eight. The biggest impact was for students who missed between five and 10 days of school, suggesting that missing even a week to two weeks can have a significant negative impact on achievement.” Another study by education sociologist Douglas Ready showed that “compared to children with average atten-


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Sept. 1 SPENDING SPREE 11:30 a.m. — 900 block of Beach Road. Burglary of a Vehicle. A man reported that credit cards were taken from his gold Chevy Impala while it was parked in the public beach parking lot. After calling his bank, the man discovered the stolen cards were used to make about $800 in purchases from a department store at a local mall. The man, who told officers he was vacationing on Siesta Key, had left his rental vehicle unlocked.

Sept. 2 CALL TO ACTION 8:51 p.m. — 1200 block of Sea Plume Way. Special Interest Person. Deputies responded to the house of a woman who called 911 to say she was planning to jump into the Grand Canal. She was transported from the residence for treatment.

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Sept. 4 COME ON AND TAKE A FREE RIDE 9 a.m. — 900 block of Beach Road. Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Police ran the license plate of a 1998 Honda Civic after it rolled past a patrolling officer in the Siesta Key beach parking lot. The car was identified as a stolen vehicle, and a deputy cornered the car and ordered the driver to exit the vehicle. After the officer handcuffed the man, who was described in the report as homeless, the man said, “I didn’t think she’d do it.” The driver admitted to deputies most of the items in the car belonged to him. A passenger waiting in the car told officers the man picked him up from the parking lot of Cracker Jack’s Pub an hour earlier.

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PARTY POOPER 11:49 a.m. — 8200 block of Midnight Pass Road. Grand Theft. A woman came into the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office downtown location to report that her X-Box and a “black game system” were stolen from a “raging” party in March. The associated police report states that the party occurred March 20 at a rented bungalow. Hundreds of people were in attendance throughout the night.

Sept. 5 TAKING THE BRONZE 8:30 a.m. — 1200 block of Tree Bay Lane. Grand Theft. A woman called deputies to report that a bronze statue of two “life-sized” cranes valued at $2,000 was stolen while she and her husband were sleeping. Officers stated that the unknown suspects sawed the statue from its base, and that there were no witnesses.

NEW CHIEF by Roger Drouin | City Editor

Sarasota City manager to cull police chief list By the beginning of next week, City Manager Tom Barwin, working with city staff, will narrow down the list of police chief candidates from 13 to five. The recently hired city manager said he will be working closely with police officials and city staff as he narrows the list. He plans to meet with police commanders, supervisors and officers to get their input and suggestions about the new chief hire. “I’ll have people help me since I am new to Sarasota,” Barwin said. “I’ll tap into all this experience to make sure we get a good match for our needs.” And, after the list has been whittled, a committee will interview each of the five candidates. The city has yet to determine who will make up the interviewing committee. Barwin, who has four years’ of experience as a police officer, wants the new chief to embrace an effort to bring community policing to Sarasota. He also said he is interested in working with the new police chief on innovative programs, such as the High Point Initiative, a crime-fighting plan modeled after a program enacted in High Point, N.C. This initiative utilizes job training, employment, parenting, day care, substance-abuse treatment and housing, transportation and family assistance in the place of frequent arrests

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Soccer players get on the ball at Glebe Park Young soccer players flooded Glebe Park fields Saturday, Sept. 8, for the first weekend of the Suncoast Sports Club season. It may have been the first competitive soccer experience for some, but for many others it was an exciting first day back on the field with friends. The weekly games will take place through Saturday, Nov. 17.

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Laura and Travis Yates pose with daughter, Hannah, 9, and son, Luke, 5, following their first games of the Suncoast Sports Club season.

Lily Wicks, 3, practices kicking the ball before playing her first soccer game Saturday, Sept. 8, at Glebe Park.

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Gimme Shelter Pet Adoption’s Hair of the Dog 3 Mystical Magic — takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. at Maximo Downtown, 1296 First St. This fundraiser to benefit homeless animals will feature food by Maximo, mediums, tarot card reading, animal communication, a hair/fashion show and more. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 915-9274.

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Rock of Ages Make-A-Wish Benefit — takes place at 9 p.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. Hosted by Phil Mancini, of Michael’s On East, this event will help raise money to grant wishes through the Make-AWish Foundation. Break out your best rock attire and channel the spirit of the ’80s. Cost is $75 per person in advance and $100 at the door, and includes an open bar and light fare. Call 366-0007. FridayFest — takes place at 5 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail. Enjoy the tunes of the high-energy, funk, soul and reggae band, the Bird Street Players. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs, take in the music and the sunset, and enjoy food and beverages from local vendors. FridayFest takes place rain or shine. Free. Call 9533368.

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Life’s A Beach Triathlon — takes place at 8 a.m. at the Lido Beach Resort, 400 Ben Franklin Drive. This event blends fun obstacles with a laid-back triathlon, including a 200-

yard “anything goes” swim, a 5-mile fat-tire bike ride and 2-mile run with obstacles. Prizes are available for costumes and decorated bikes. Cost is $70. One dollar from each entry fee will be donated to Mote Sea Turtle Patrol. Visit lifesabeachtriathlon.com. Hang 10 for Autism — takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at Siesta Key Beach. More than 100 local volunteer surf guides will help teach special-needs kids ages 3 to 17 to surf, as part of the third annual Hang 10 for Autism Surf Event. This year’s event is sponsored by the Surfin’ Plumbers, Outback Steakhouse, the Compound Boardshop, Al Purmort Insurance and other community businesses. Free. Call 758-4529.  

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16

Art Center Sarasota and The Closet present Chrch!!! — takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail. Featured bands include Roadkill Ghost Choir from Deland and Fancy Rat, O’Captain and Kyle Kern from Sarasota. A $10 donation is recommended at the door. Call 365-2032.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 18

Suncoast Jobs Career Fair — takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Westfield Southgate Mall dining court, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail. Westfield Southgate has partnered with Suncoast Jobs to host the third Suncoast Jobs Career Fair. More than 50 local employers will be on-site to speak with interested candidates. Free. Call 961-1417.

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‘Dear Bubbie’ offers anonymous advice from online community Julie London’s advice column has become a platform for people to discuss their problems and has received more than 800 ‘likes’ on Facebook. One of Julie London’s favorite parts of working in her pictureframing store has been the personal interactions she has with her customers. Much like a hair salon, her store became a social hub, in which London would get to know her customers and hear about their lives. “People would come into the frame shop and tell me about their problems,” says London. “I would try to give them advice about their problems when I could, and sometimes I would fix people up. I loved it. They always say to do what you love ... ” So, London did just that. She started a blog, where people could write to her and ask for advice about relationships and everyday problems. Soon, her audience grew, and London started a Facebook page to allow others to chime in with advice, as well. “Other advice columns only have one voice,” says London. “If you disagree with the writer, then that’s the only voice you get to hear. I had no idea there was such a need for this here, but it’s taken on a life of its own.” Today, London’s advice service, which she named Dear Bubbie (Yiddish for grandmother), has more than 800

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site’s moderator. She then reviews each letter before anonymously posting it to the website for the rest of her female and male contributors, whom she calls Bubbies and Hubabubs, respectively, to answer. “We’re not doctors or lawyers,” says London. “And we make that clear. But for every question that someone asks, there are people having that exact same problem, who can talk about the way they handled it.” Solomon often reads through the posts and finds herself learning from the problems other people are having. “It broadens my mind to the other sides of issues,” she said. “The nice thing is that everything that comes through always seems to have a smile behind it. When you’re talking to (London), you just know that everything’s going to be all right.” According to London, the best part about Dear Bubbie is the way it brings complete strangers together with the common goal of helping others through their problems. She says it’s taught her a lot. “Some people have it really hard,” she says. “But they still log on to help others. Everyone’s voice is important.”

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Temple Emanu-El celebrates school year Temple Emanu-El held a bagel-filled welcome-back gathering Sunday, Sept. 9. Parents, teachers, students and family members socialized together to celebrate the new school year. The temple’s religious school has recently become the largest in the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish community.

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Student becomes the teacher Chris Kennedy is returning to his alma mater this fall as the Cardinal Mooney Cougars’ boys golf coach. Chris Kennedy has competed at every level during his golf career. Now, the Lakewood Ranch resident and professional golfer is taking on a new challenge — one he hopes will land his alma mater a spot in the Class 1A state tournament. Kennedy assumed the role of Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School’s boys golf coach over the summer, following in the footsteps of his father, Mike, who coached him when he was at Cardinal Mooney. “Coaching is my backup plan if (playing professionally) doesn’t work out,” Kennedy said. “I want to coach college golf, so I decided to get a job coaching somewhere. My dad actually coached me at Cardinal Mooney when I played there. Now he’s my assistant. “It’s a little role reversal,” he said. “He’s the organizer of the group, and I’m more the handson coach.” Kennedy began going on the course with his father when he was about 4 years old, but it wasn’t until he was 12 years old that he began taking the game seriously. “I played a lot of sports growing up,” Kennedy said. “I was playing golf and basketball, and my dad sat me down and said, ‘If you want to be really good, you need to pick one sport and practice it year-round.’ I was a little too slow to play basketball.” During his junior year at Cardinal Mooney, Kennedy advanced to the state tournament as an individual. He went on to play golf for the University of North Florida, where he earned a degree in sports management. “I just like competing,” Kennedy said. “Being outside and working outside is never bad, but, overall, it’s the competition and being in the heat of the moment.” Upon graduation, Kennedy turned professional and has spent the past year competing on the West Florida Golf Tour. This week, Kennedy began Q-School for the PGA Tour. This year, Kennedy is focused on helping his players improve and realize their true potential — something his father taught him years ago. “I think it’s just going to be fun watching the guys improve and seeing how good they can really get,” Kennedy said. “I’ve competed at every level —  high school, college and now professionally. I think I can help the guys a lot because I know what they’re going through and the pressure (they’re under), and I can help them through it.” Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@yourobserver. com.

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CROSS COUNTRY Sept. 15 • Riverview, Sarasota and ODA at Bradenton Runner’s Club Invite at G.T. Bray Park (8 a.m.)

GOLF (BOYS) Sept. 13 • Riverview at Cardinal Mooney (3:30 p.m.) Sept. 14 • Sarasota at Ida Baker Invitational at Coral Oaks Country Club (11 a.m.) Sept. 18 • Sarasota at Cardinal Mooney at The Meadows (3:30 p.m.) • ODA and Sarasota Christian at Bradenton Christian (4 p.m.) Sept. 19 • Riverview at Lakewood Ranch (1 p.m.)

GOLF (GIRLS) Sept. 13 • ODA vs. Cardinal Mooney (3:30 p.m.) • Booker at Riverview (3:30 p.m.) Sept. 18 • Sarasota at Cardinal Mooney at the Founder’s Club (3:30 p.m.) • Riverview at Braden River (3:30 p.m.)

FOOTBALL Sept. 14 • Booker at Southeast (7:30 p.m.) • Cardinal Mooney vs. Lake Placid (7 p.m.) • ODA at Moore Haven (7:30 p.m.) • Riverview vs. Venice (7:30 p.m.) • Sarasota vs. North Port (7:30 p.m.)

SWIMMING Sept. 15 • Sarasota and Sarasota Christian School at Lake Brantley (9 a.m.)

VOLLEYBALL Sept. 13 • Sarasota vs. Braden River (6 p.m. JV; 7 p.m. V) • Riverview at East Lake (7:15 p.m.) Sept. 17 • Sarasota at Riverview (5 p.m. F; 6 p.m. JV; 7 p.m. V) Sept. 18 • ODA vs. Saint Stephen’s (7 p.m.) • Canterbury School of Florida at Sarasota Christian School (7 p.m.) • Riverview at Booker (6 p.m. JV; 7 p.m. V) Jen Blanco

Lakewood Ranch resident Chris Kennedy advanced to the state tournament as an individual in 2004 while playing golf for Cardinal Mooney. Kennedy returns to his alma mater this fall as the Cougars’ new boys golf coach.

Sept. 19 • Sarasota at Venice (5 p.m. F; 6 p.m. JV; 7 p.m. V) • Booker at Port Charlotte (6 p.m.)

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+ Lady Pirates sail past Lady Cougars The Braden River High volleyball team defeated Cardinal Mooney 26-24, 25-21, 25-15 Sept. 4. Senior Demi-Shay Watchorn finished with five kills, 13 digs and 15 assists, and senior Courtney McDevitt added eight kills, nine digs and 13 assists to lead the way for Braden River. Sophomore Cassidy Barich finished with 10 kills and 14 digs. The Lady Pirates (2-1) return to action Sept. 11 at St. Stephen’s.

+ Lakewood Ranch tops Out-of-Door Academy The Lakewood Ranch High volleyball team defeated The Out-of-Door Academy 18-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-10 Sept. 6. Mariah Robertson finished with 16 kills, three aces and four assists to lead the way for the Lady Mustangs. Emily Ruple added six kills and 17 assists, and Nicole Grant followed with six kills and two blocks. Ali Milbourn added five aces and 42 assists. Natalie Buffett finished with 14 kills and 14 digs, and Lauren Maxey added 11 kills to lead the way for the Lady Thunder. Emily Greenwood finished with six kills and seven blocks, and Haley Preininger added 30 assists.

+ River Dawgs open season with win The 12U Florida River Dawgs opened the fall season by winning the Labor Day Beach Bash Tournament in Naples. The River Dawgs went 1-1 in pool play to capture the No. 4 seed in bracket play. The team opened

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Manatee’s Ja Juan Pollock, No. 3, bolts down the field as Riverview’s Sam Johnson, No. 44, tries to catch him. The Rams lost to the nationally ranked Hurricanes, 49-7.

+ TOPSoccer kicks off fall season this month The Braden River TOPSoccer program will kick off its sixth season Sept. 27. TOPSoccer is a free soccer program for special-needs children, ages 4 and older. Disabilities include Down syndrome, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADD/ADHD and other developmental and physical limitations and disabilities. Games will be played from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 27 and will run through Nov. 22. Each athlete will be paired with a buddy to assist them as needed on game day. For more information on the program, to volunteer or to register, contact Dave Robinson at 3580497 or drobinson018@msn.com or visit the Braden River Soccer Club website at bradenriversoccer.org.

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NICOLE WITTMER Sarasota Christian senior middle hitter Nicole Wittmer has played volleyball since she was in seventh grade, and she hopes to continue to play at the college level. This week, she took a few minutes to tell the Sarasota Observer about her plans for the season, her strengths as a player and how she gets pumped up for games. What do you think is your strongest point as a player? I’ve been focusing a lot on placing the ball on the other side of the floor and putting it exactly where I want to hit it.

ting the ball, but we’re not a very tall team. I’m one of the tallest girls, and I’m 5 feet, 8 inches. We play a lot of bigger girls, and our defense is what helps keep us up.

What do you think you struggle with most? I’m not a primary passer. I think my back row is a lot weaker than my front.

What’s the best sports advice you’ve ever received? My dad always tells me to be aggressive, especially at the net. I play basketball, too, and he says the same thing. When I keep that in mind, I feel like I definitely play better.

How do you think your team played in your last game? We won, but it wasn’t our best game. I don’t think we were as pumped up as we were for the game before; we were more nervous, because it was a rivalry game. In Thursday’s game, I think the key was a lot of good placement and going strong. We also played a lot smarter. What would you say is the strong point of your team? I would say moving as a team. We all move well together to wherever the ball is going. What is the team focused on most this year? A lot of times, what keeps us alive is our defense. We’re getting stronger at hit-

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You mentioned the team wasn’t as pumped up during last night’s game. How do you overcome that? I think it just depends on the mood you’re in. The most important thing is to keep each other pumped up. If one person gets down, it can bring the team down, so everyone has to help each other.

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TOP BUILDING PERMITS

Four-bedroom home in South Cocoanut Bayou tops transactions

These are the Siesta Key building permits issued by Sarasota County and city of Sarasota for the week of Aug. 27 through Aug. 31, in order of dollar amounts.

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The following residential real-estate transactions took place between Aug. 27 and Aug. 31. A home in South Cocoanut Bayou tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Comerica Bank sold the home at 819 Mangrove Point Road to Robert Palma, Christopher Palma and Jacqueline Palma, of St. Salonga, N.Y., for $1,065,000. Built in 1967, it has four bedrooms, five baths, a pool and 4,581 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $650,400 in 2009.

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This home at 819 Paradise Way has four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,505 square feet of living area. It sold for $872,500.

Judith Glasscock, of Sarasota, sold her home at 819 Paradise Way to James and Carol Gosart, of Sarasota, for $872,500. Built in 1996, it has four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,505 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $840,000 in 2002.

N.J., sold the home at 763 Freeling Drive to David and Kathryn Fleeman, of Sarasota, for $600,000. Built in 1954, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,616 square feet of living area.

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Clayton and Diane Thompson sold their home at 5172 Higel Ave. to Angela Fischer, of Sarasota, for $850,000. Built in 1999, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,436 square feet of living area. Simone Korb, of Venice, sold her home at 5071 Windward Ave. to Brian and Cheryl Miller, of Kennett Square, Pa., for $335,000. Built in 1957, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,512 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $337,000 in 2000.

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Stearns Bank sold the Unit 707 condominium at 5790 Midnight Pass Road to John and Mary Scherrer, of Tonawanda, N.Y., for $600,000. Built in 1979, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,335 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $700,000 in May.

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Resia Rinker $188,000 Margaret Townsend, trustee $42,925 Elizabeth Fuller $24,921 Errol Klem $24,600 John Horn $21,600 Catherine Giliberti $20,650 Mastro Del $11,180 Sandy Defeo $11,081 Elizabeth McLean $10,975 Well Sanderling $10,808 Elizabeth Flinn $8,815 Phillip Meyer $7,200 Ted Helwig $6,500 Rita Grove, trustee $6,000 Stephen Winn $5,950 Betty Donofrio $5,803 Robert Arthur, trustee $5,800 Ursula Dehejia $5,435 Christian Milton $5,370 Michael Webster $5,318 Richard Smith $5,250 Joann Moles $5,103 Samuel Laverty $4,492 James Wettlaufer, trustee $4,480 Jeff Milleman $4,346 $4,140 Robert Taylor John Squicciarini, trustee $4,000 Frederick Steigmann $3,980 $1,870 Ronni Tudin Marjorie Schultz, trustee $1,713 Michael Walters $1,500 Source: Sarasota County; city of Sarasota

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5700 MIDNIGHT PASS ROAD, Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL 34242 941.556.5656 SiestaKeyRealEstate.com SIESTA KEY AND SARASOTA AREA 1257 1211 5557 4964 6931 675 915 5855 4822 6157 5233 8730 8710 6396

CARMEN BASKIND 941-724-1854

SIESTA KEY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SOLD South PortoďŹ no Dr #208 Siesta Harbor SIESTA KEY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES NEWLY LISTED North View Drive Siesta Cove Shadow Lawn Drive Siesta Isles Unit 7 Commonwealth Drive Siesta Beach Bochi Circle Coronas Park Beach Road Siesta Surfside Inn SIESTA KEY CONDOMINIUMS NEWLY LISTED Seaside Drive #405f Siesta Key Beach Residences Midnight Pass Road #312 Harbor Towers Yacht & Racquet Club Ocean Blvd. #4E Siesta Towers Midnight Pass Rd. #G22 Bay Oaks Avenida Navarra #5233 Navarra on the Key Midnight Pass Rd. #200A Tortuga 8635Midnight Pass Rss. 203C Bay Tree Club Midnight Pass Rd. #304B Tortuga Midnight Cove Rd. #932 Midnight Cove Bayside

$230,000 $466,900 $625,000 $1,295,000 $1,495,000 $1,599,000 $175,000 $179,000 $249,900 $327,500 $339,000 $349,000 $395,000 $435,000 $469,000

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309 JOHN RINGLING BLVD., St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236 9 41.556.7000 SarasotaForeclosures.com HOME & CONDO SALES LAST WEEK*

Beach Road #A-701 Our House at the Beach PHI Beach Road #311 Crescent Royale II Midnight Pass Road#218 Siesta Breakers Summerhouse Lane #401 Summer Cove on Siesta SARASOTA AREA SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SOLD Winding Way Twin Ok Pond North Adams Drive St. Armands Bogey Lane Country Club Shores Owl Drive Bird Key SARASOTA AREA SINGLE FAMILY HOMES NEWLY LISTED Putting Green Lane Counrty Club Shores High Point Drive High Point Circle North Polk Drive Lido Beach Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key Ranger Lane Country Club Shores Unit 4 SARASOTA AREA CONDOMINIUMS SOLD Sands point Road #6102 Inn on the Beach North Tamiami Trail #402 San Marco

$589,999 $639,000 $995,000 $1,197,000

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North Tamiami Trail #911 Renaissance I Blvd. of the Arts #215 Condo on the Bay Tower II Gulf of Mexico Drive #309 Longboat Cove SARASOTA AREA CONDOMINIUMS NEWLY LISTED Gulf of Mexico Drive #V4 Windward Bay Gulf of Mexico Drive #194 Whitney Beach II Falmouth Drive #205 Longboat Harbour Gulf of Mexico Drive #183 Whitney Beach II North Tamiami Trail #403 Renassiancec I Sands Point Road #6204 Inn on the Beach PH III North Gulfstream #3E One Watergate Falmouth Dr #104 Longboat harbour North Gulfstream #14E One Watergate Gulf of Mexico Drive #94 Islander Club of Longboat Main Ste=reet #1203 1350 Main Residential Central Ave. #K717 One Hundred Central Gulf of Mexico Drive #102 Salty Arces Condo Gulf of Mexico Drive #11B Sea Gate Club

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*Based on information compiled from the Mid-Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. for the period of 9/04/2012 thru 9/10/2012. This information may or may not include all listed, expired, withdrawn, pending or sold properties of one or more members of the Mid Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service.

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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

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5831 Riegels Harbor Road - $1,950,000

y voted SARASOTA MAGAZINE’S FIVE STAR “BEST IN CLIENT SATISFACTION” 7 YEARS IN A ROW yTOP PRODUCER premier SOTHEBY’S yA LEADER IN SIESTA KEY AND SIESTA ISLES HOME SALES y SPECIALIZING IN LUXURY MARKETING AND NEGOTIATION

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

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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

524 N. Spoonbill Drive $1,150,000

140’ Siesta waterfront, 4 minutes to open bay, 4 bed/4 bath, high ceilings, 3 car garage

530 Yardarm Lane - $1,150,000

Bird Key deep sailboat water, 70’ dock & lift, 3,100+ sq. ft. 3 bedrooms/3 baths & bonus room

Longboat Key 3 bedroom/3 bath pool home on sailboat water one block to open bay, mostly constructed in 2004

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1529 Eastbrook Drive - $999,950 1771 Ringling Boulevard #1001 - $500,000 4555 Tuscana Drive - $429,500 5911 Midnight Pass Road #201 - $335,000 1257 S Portofino Drive #208 - $264,900

4568 Woodside Road - $1,100,000

also sold in 2012 1245 Sea Plume Way - $1,150,000 1240 Northport Drive - $935,000

941.479.3880 Judie Berger, PA, ABR, GRI

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618 Owl Way - $800,000 1919 Grove Street - $745,000 757 Tropical Circle - $730,000 550 Commonwealth Drive - $670,000 3210 Old Oak Drive - $665,000 5300 Ocean Boulevard #903 - $650,000 2978 Bravura Lake Drive - $437,250 7809 Allen Robertson Place - $350,000 5044 Faberge Place - $315,000

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990 Blvd Of The Arts # 1201 #A3949892 $1,899,000 Linda A. Page

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-504-0123

7500 Midnight Pass Rd #A3961718 Alison Elizalde

800 N Tamiami Trl. PH 1608 #A3961090 $795,000 Linda A. Page

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-504-0123

5113 Cantabria Crst #A3947512 Drew Russell

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-993-3739

$549,900

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-928-9217

918 Indian Beach Dr #A3958837 Dan Freed

$839,000

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-735-0770

5790 Midnight Pass Rd # 607 #A3947396 $725,000 Stephanie Kitsemble

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-313-0874

3902 Somerset Dr # 10 #A3965130 $595,000 Marlene & George Marshall

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-539-8850

1707 Starling Dr # 1707 #A3965360 Lenore Treiman

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-356-9642

901 Beach Rd # 206 #A3965128 Stacy Liljeberg

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-544-6103

$1,190,000

$475,000

$419,900

1441 Rebecca Ln., Oyster Bay Landings Sarasota Linda Dickinson 941-350-3304

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$3,975,000 941-966-8000

5827 Riegels Harbor Dr Siesta Key Melba Jimenez 941-356-3970

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$2,500,000 941-951-6660

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$415,000

Englewood 941-473-7750 941-468-3741

5929 Roseto Pl #A3964169 Frances Sola

$389,900

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-356-2249

83 Sabal Dr #C7036655 Sheila Meeks

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“I’ve never gotten to be the lead, so I think it’s kind of cool ... it’s a pretty big responsibility, but you can pull it off if you work really hard,” Ava Podewitz says.

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A visit to her grandpa who lives on ample acreage outside of town was the perfect training for her upcoming lead role as Heidi in “Heidi” at Venice Theatre. One difference, though, is her grandpa isn’t a persnickety hermit who needs to be won over by a little girl. But Ava and the title character do have a lot in common. “Heidi and I like observing things, touching everything. We like to see everything, (and we both) want to do everything,” Ava says. “We’re both go-getters.” But Ava says Heidi is braver than she is. “I might be scared to have my aunt drop me off at my grandfather’s house who I don’t know or haven’t met,” she says. It’s hard to believe that the wise-beyond-her-years Ava is scared to do anything. Ava doesn’t have an ounce of stage fright in her, and she performs in ballets for Revelle Academy, in addition to acting. She leapt into theater after watching an inspiring performance of “The Princess and the Pea” at Venice Theatre. With a push from her kindergarten music teacher, Ava auditioned for “The Sound of Music” at age 5. Although other little girls were armed with résumés and past experience, it was Ava who landed the part of the youngest Von Trapp, Gretel. The show times were after her bedtime, and she’d get home at midnight and go to school the next day. But her parents are supportive of what their daughter loves to do. “Certainly, if she liked base-

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IF YOU GO ‘Heidi’ When: Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. Runs through Sept. 30. Where: Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice Cost: $10 to $17 More info: Call 488-1115, or visit venicestage.com

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ball, we’d be on the baseball field,” Julie Podewitz says. But, for the little girl who creates movies for school projects and directs plays on play dates with her peers, performing is what makes her tick. Her parents are never pushy. In fact, they don’t even help her run lines — they don’t need to. “I got it,” Ava tells them. In fact, she can rattle off not only her lines in “Heidi,” but everyone else’s. Ava is catching up to her par-

ents in terms of theater experience. Her mom has performed in and choreographed nine productions on Venice Theatre’s stage, and her dad, Jim, has been involved at Venice Theatre for three years. So far, Ava has been in “The Sound of Music,” “Annie,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and “The King and I.” But Heidi is her first lead role. When Ava was deemed too young for the role of Sally Brown in “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” which she auditioned

for in fall 2011, she took the initiative and asked if she could help out backstage, instead. “If you don’t get something you really want, it makes you want to try harder on the next audition,” she says. Not getting cast didn’t faze Ava. She enjoyed her work turning pages of music and setting the props. It was Ava who got her father involved at Venice Theatre. He had no prior theater experience. During Ava’s stint in “Annie Get

Your Gun,” director Brad Wages suggested he needed a lot of men for a production of “Ragtime.” Jokingly, Jim Podewitz said to give him a call. Next thing he knew, he was on stage singing and dancing. One of his favorite moments was sharing the stage with Ava in “The King and I.” Toward the end of the play, she had a monologue, and her father was stationed behind her on a platform. “I remember how, every night, I was so proud of her for doing a monologue by herself,” he says, “but I had to stand there all serious.” She and her father have each logged more than 300 hours in rehearsals and shows and working backstage. “I’m just amazed at how courageous she is,” her dad says. “Me at her age, I probably would have died of fright, and she does it every night over and over — she’s brave and fearless.” Although Ava may think Heidi is braver than she, when asked if she’s nervous about the upcoming performance, she confidently says, “nope!” She’s got it in the bag.

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An eviction notice was taped to the door of the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre Monday, Sept. 10.

+ Golden Apple Dinner Theatre receives eviction notice On Monday, Sept. 10, the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre received an eviction notice from its landlord, Toronto-based commercial realestate company Great Lakes Development Co. At 11:10 a.m. Monday, the sheriff’s notice was affixed to the doors of the theater, at 25 N. Pineapple Ave. The notice stated that the eviction had been completed and the locks had been changed. “All of this has come on so quickly that we have not had a moment to think about the (upcoming) season,” Kyle Turoff, artistic director of PLATO, said in an email Monday. “(We’ve focused) more about moving the 41 years of stuff out of a building in what could be only 48 hours.”

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The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee will feature the 11 Emmy Awardwinning writer David Javerbaum, head writer of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 24, at The Jewish Federation Courtesy of Jessica Abell of SarastoaManatee’s Beatrice Friedman Theater, 582 McIntosh Road. Javerbaum will discuss his 2011 book, “The Last Testament: A Memoir by God,” in which God gives a personal account of and look at contemporary society, ranging from topics such as abortion to Broadway musicals.

The notice stated the theater must contact the landlord for the removal of personal property including kitchen equipment, tables and chairs, office documents and costumes and props. Great Lakes Development bought the property from the Golden Apple in 2011. Later that same year, PLATO launched as a non-profit theater production company that would perform at the Golden Apple and help pay the monthly rent. Currently, the theater owes about $45,000 to Great Lakes. But, the Turoff family isn’t giving up hope on keeping open the theater, which has provided 41 years of dinner-theater productions to Sarasota. “We hope to find a space to continue, but, at the moment, (we’re) trying to organize,” Turoff said. “I have classes on the books I have had to cancel, with more to come.”

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+ International exhibitor comes to Sarasota Museum of Modern Art I’m looking forward to the day Sarasota Museum of Modern Art, a Division of Ringling College of Art and Design (SMOA), officially opens in the historic Sarasota High School building. When I drive past the site’s banner with a glass more than halfway full that signifies funds raised, it reminds me that I can’t wait for the contemporary art they will eventually have there. Jan. 7, as part of SMOA’s 2013 “Art Muse” program, international artist Patrick Dougherty will build an installation on the grounds. Dougherty’s environmental work turns truckloads of saplings, twigs and other typical campfire-makings into works of imaginative art using primitive building techniques. “This is a remarkable opportunity

+ Carreño tours Havana

If you enjoyed the Carreño Dance Festival — and fancy a vacation to Havana — then now’s your chance. From Nov. 1 to Nov. 8, the Carreño Dance Festival will lead a tour to Cuba so that visitors can take in Cuba’s traditions in dance, music and visual arts during the 23rd International Ballet Festival of Havana. The International Ballet Festival of Havana takes place every other year and brings top dancers, such as

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Patrick Dougherty’s “Close Ties” is an example of what to expect for his upcoming installation. for our community,” says Wendy G. Surkis, president of Sarasota Museum of Art/SMOA in a press release. “ … We’re thrilled that he is coming here for SMOA. It’s an example of the fresh ideas SMOA will be bringing to Sarasota.” “SMOA Inaugural Bash” will not only provide an opportunity to meet the artist, but it will be the first event for SMOA’s 2013 “ARTmuse” program. Sarasota’s own José Manuel Carreño, to perform. Carreño will perform a flamencobased “Blood Wedding” at the festival, but attendees can expect classical ballets including “Swan Lake,” “Coppelia” and “Giselle,” which the Ballet Nacional de Cuba will perform. Included in the cost of the trip are six ballet performances and related activities. For more information, contact Robert de Warren at Robert@ dewarren.org or 954-4504.

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Ringling Underground provides modern take on art The Renaissance-era courtyard of the Ringling Museum of Art was overtaken recently by something more modern — 20-somethings. The first Ringling Underground of the season Sept. 6 was an above-ground meshing of art, film and music into a relaxed event catered to the young and young at heart. Underneath the hulking cast of Michel-

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