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looking for a fix by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

County taps Derr for roadway repair The Florida Department of Environmental Protection stalled plans to repair a portion of Beach Road that buckled early this week from erosion.

Nick Friedman

Jim Laughlin’s 1966 Chevy van transformed into the Mystery Machine from “Scooby-Doo.”

Jean Furlong’s job of preparing a Siesta Key property for tourists got more difficult when the road in front of it collapsed Monday, Oct. 29. Landscapers moved greenery further away from the waterline on the property Furlong oversees, which she hopes will help the new tenants navigate to the building.

She placed three cones near another crevasse in the pavement last month to help pedestrians and cyclists avoid it. “I think the county is just as frustrated,” Furlong said. The darker parts of pavement on the north end of Beach Road are only a few months old and were considered temporary re-

pairs undertaken by Sarasota County. The recent collapse has county staff ready to hire a commercial contractor for an extensive fix. But, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection stopped Frederick Derr & Co. from beginning repair work this week. The county is now attempt-

ing to secure permits to make both temporary solution and a long-term repair work contiguous, said Sarasota County General Manager of Business Operations Tom Maroney. “We’re probably going to get a little more aggressive with it at this point,” said Sarasota County General Manager of Business Operations Tom Maroney Oct. 29, in a phone interview.

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+ Jinkees! Jim Laughlin surprised guests at Sunday’s Fur and Feathers fundraiser at the Local Bean, when he pulled up in a deckedout 1966 Chevy Van that he transformed into the Mystery Machine from the “Scooby-Doo” cartoon series. Laughlin says it took 10 months in the shop to get the van in its current condition, and he plans to do more work to make its interior as authentic as its exterior. Proceeds from the event benefited the Wildlife Center of Venice and Satchel’s Last Resort.

bacteria battle

‘SWEET’ HEARTS

by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

County seeks bids on drainage project Staff expects the $2.8 million stormwater upgrade project on Beach Road to improve water quality in the Gulf of Mexico.

+ How to donate to Sandy victims The American Red Cross has already began organizing a disaster relief response to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Thousands of people have spent the night in hundreds of Red Cross shelters since the storm hit the East Coast. “The storm has left devastation in its wake, and we will be helping people for weeks to come,” said Linda Carbone, CEO of Florida’s West Coast Region and the Tampa Bay Chapter, in a release. “This will be very costly, and the Red Cross needs help now.” To donate, call 1-800RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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Henry Gilbertson shares his candy with Victoria Maypole at St. Boniface Preschool’s Halloween Parade Wednesday, Oct. 31. For more photos, see page 1B.

The $2.8 million stormwater-management upgrade project on Beach Road, which has been delayed by more than a year, inched closer to groundbreaking, when the county procurement department started advertising for bids Oct. 27. Contractors will have about one month to submit price quotes, guided by the county’s $1.5 million engineering estimate. The county wants the firm to begin part of the project in February. Sea-turtle nesting season and tourist season will give the contractor strict project deadlines. Erickson Consulting Engineers did a feasibility study for a stormwater upgrade after fecal bacteria forced the county to issue a no-swim advisory for Siesta Key public beach in 2004. The firm chose a system that discharges stormwater into the Grand Canal, with an overflow pipeline stretching into the Gulf of Mexico. “We were very vigorous at the very beginning that the runoff didn’t go across the road and into the canal,” said Siesta Key Association President Catherine Luckner. The association was one of the resident advocate groups active in public meeting discussions during the planning process.

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The Ballet highlights Ringling’s history in circus-themed ‘Nutcracker.’ INSIDE

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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE | FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE | RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART SARASOTA BALLET | SARASOTA OPERA | SARASOTA ORCHESTRA SaraSota opera

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rINGLING MUSeUM oF art

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NEIGHBORHOOD White Sands Cabana hosts luau to benefit stray animals. PAGE 10A

looking for a fix by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

County taps Derr for roadway repair The Florida Department of Environmental Protection stalled plans to repair a portion of Beach Road that buckled early this week from erosion.

Nick Friedman

Jim Laughlin’s 1966 Chevy van transformed into the Mystery Machine from “Scooby-Doo.”

Jean Furlong’s job of preparing a Siesta Key property for tourists got more difficult when the road in front of it collapsed Monday, Oct. 29. Landscapers moved greenery further away from the waterline on the property Furlong oversees, which she hopes will help the new tenants navigate to the building.

She placed three cones near another crevasse in the pavement last month to help pedestrians and cyclists avoid it. “I think the county is just as frustrated,” Furlong said. The darker parts of pavement on the north end of Beach Road are only a few months old and were considered temporary re-

pairs undertaken by Sarasota County. The recent collapse has county staff ready to hire a commercial contractor for an extensive fix. But, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection stopped Frederick Derr & Co. from beginning repair work this week. The county is now attempt-

ing to secure permits to make both temporary solution and a long-term repair work contiguous, said Sarasota County General Manager of Business Operations Tom Maroney. “We’re probably going to get a little more aggressive with it at this point,” said Sarasota County General Manager of Business Operations Tom Maroney Oct. 29, in a phone interview.

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+ Jinkees! Jim Laughlin surprised guests at Sunday’s Fur and Feathers fundraiser at the Local Bean, when he pulled up in a deckedout 1966 Chevy Van that he transformed into the Mystery Machine from the “Scooby-Doo” cartoon series. Laughlin says it took 10 months in the shop to get the van in its current condition, and he plans to do more work to make its interior as authentic as its exterior. Proceeds from the event benefited the Wildlife Center of Venice and Satchel’s Last Resort.

bacteria battle

‘SWEET’ HEARTS

by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

County seeks bids on drainage project Staff expects the $2.8 million stormwater upgrade project on Beach Road to improve water quality in the Gulf of Mexico.

+ How to donate to Sandy victims The American Red Cross has already began organizing a disaster relief response to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Thousands of people have spent the night in hundreds of Red Cross shelters since the storm hit the East Coast. “The storm has left devastation in its wake, and we will be helping people for weeks to come,” said Linda Carbone, CEO of Florida’s West Coast Region and the Tampa Bay Chapter, in a release. “This will be very costly, and the Red Cross needs help now.” To donate, call 1-800RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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Henry Gilbertson shares his candy with Victoria Maypole at St. Boniface Preschool’s Halloween Parade Wednesday, Oct. 31. For more photos, see page 1B.

The $2.8 million stormwater-management upgrade project on Beach Road, which has been delayed by more than a year, inched closer to groundbreaking, when the county procurement department started advertising for bids Oct. 27. Contractors will have about one month to submit price quotes, guided by the county’s $1.5 million engineering estimate. The county wants the firm to begin part of the project in February. Sea-turtle nesting season and tourist season will give the contractor strict project deadlines. Erickson Consulting Engineers did a feasibility study for a stormwater upgrade after fecal bacteria forced the county to issue a no-swim advisory for Siesta Key public beach in 2004. The firm chose a system that discharges stormwater into the Grand Canal, with an overflow pipeline stretching into the Gulf of Mexico. “We were very vigorous at the very beginning that the runoff didn’t go across the road and into the canal,” said Siesta Key Association President Catherine Luckner. The association was one of the resident advocate groups active in public meeting discussions during the planning process.

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up for grabs by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

Election contenders emerge

A case of identity theft has a Siesta Key resident contemplating running for the District 4 seat on the Sarasota County Commission. There are still two years until the next general election, but subversive campaign tactics may have already begun. At least that’s what Sarasota Council of Neighborhood Associations President Lourdes Ramirez thought when she received a thank-you note for a $200 contribution to Keith Fitzgerald, the Democratic nominee for the 16th Congressional District, she never made. The unexpected letter prompted Ramirez to up her chances of running from 50% to 75%. “No one can tell me what I can and can’t do,” Ramirez said, in reference to the fake contribution. “The person who decided to do this obviously doesn’t know much about me.” Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is investigating the felony, which led to the emergence of at least one candidate to fill the County Commission seat Nora Patterson will vacate in 2014. The election is important because the winner takes over a position that Patterson has held for 12 years. And that candidate will take over a district with complex zoning regulations, an economy that contributed nearly a third of the county’s tourist taxes the last fiscal year and has had a historically tense relationship with the county. Ramirez became a registered Republican less than a decade ago and said she fears opposition, when campaigns start to pick up, will focus on the fact that she used to be a Democrat. Ramirez has attended meetings, mixers and events of various Republican clubs in the county to beef up her visibility to the party, she said, to prepare for her run for the District 4 seat on the Sarasota County Commission. The Siesta Key resident is known for her meticulous analyses of building permits and the Sarasota County code, which she meets regularly with county staff

by Roger Drouin | City Editor

Southgate Village renovation nearly complete Pita’s Republic restaurant is going into one of the remodeled spaces.

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Siesta Key resident Lourdes Ramirez said she plans to run for the Sarasota County Commission. to discuss. Mark Hawkins, who was recently elected to the Sarasota County Charter Review Board, said he also would consider running for Patterson’s seat. Hawkins ran for the District 4 seat in 2010 and raised $28,000 to support his campaign. He ran as a Democrat opposing Patterson, a Republican, and took 35% of the votes in the primary election. But he said he would choose to run as a Republican if he entered the 2014 race — incumbents generally have an easier time defeating opponents in the primary election. Mark Smith, a Siesta Key architect involved in various island organizations, also ran for Patterson’s seat in 2010, raising $32,000 and representing the GOP in the primary election. Campaign contributions show that Smith had support from more than 10 Village

merchants and property owners. Smith won 44% of the vote —16,000 votes — which was about 5,000 less than Patterson received. She raised roughly $180,000 during her campaign. That was the first time Patterson faced opposition for her seat. “When I ran before, it was the right time in my life, and I felt it was definitely time for a change,” Smith said. “We had to get the economy going, and we still do need to get the economy going.” But, as the economy continues to improve, Smith is delving into new residential construction projects on Siesta Key and making a bid for the County Commission seat unmanageable, he said. “I didn’t realize how time-consuming it was,” Smith said. “When you’re running, you have to put everything in your life aside.” Smith said someone with a background in building or con-

struction design on the County Commission would better the local economy, and he currently endorses Kimley-Horn and Associates principal Alan Maio for the District 4 seat. “I thought about running this time for (Sarasota County Commissioner) Jon Thaxton’s seat, but I still had some projects to finish before I retire from my day job,” Maio said during an Oct. 31 phone interview. The planner and former chairman of the Sarasota County Planning Commission said he would be ready in 2014. The county has tapped KimleyHorn several times for large-scale capital-improvement projects, such as the Siesta Key beach improvements. “I wanted to make sure I was finished with my private-sector work, because I consider the commission a full-time job,” Maio said.

slow down by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

County installs speed-limit sign Siesta Key residents’ call for more speed-limit signage on Midnight Pass Road was answered with a solar-powered radar sign.

FDOT installed flashing pedestrian signs next to the Midnight Pass Road crosswalks and also installed a white sign with a stop sign on it warning drivers to stop when the crosswalks are activated.

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The first day it appeared last month, the flashing speed limit sign on Midnight Pass Road was on the fritz. The orange numbers flashed against its black background with the message “slow down” when vehicles coasted by as slow as 30 mph, despite the 40 mph speed limit on the state road. The sign is now fixed and functional and is the result of coordination between the Florida Department of Transportation and Sarasota County. The county used the brief period of inactivity in the first week to collect traffic data from the sign, according to Siesta Key Association President Catherine Luckner. “We’re so happy to see the end of that whole effort,” Luckner

said. The organization pushed for the sign, along with other signs further down the state road and near the main entrance to Siesta Key public beach, as part of its pedestrian-safety platform. The county approved four traffic devices for the island earlier this year. But, the base of the fourth sign, the one recently installed on Midnight Pass, was not approved with crash tests required by the state, and the county put installation on hold. The other three signs were installed earlier this year. “It was a big puzzle,” Luckner said. SKA will continue to push FDOT to lower the 40 mph speed limit on Midnight Pass and mull

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The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office placed a temporary radar speed limit sign on Midnight Pass Road last month. ways to reduce confusion regarding signage displaying three different speed limits, or suggestions, on the road, Luckner said. One of the speed-limit signs has a stop sign on it, which has at times caused vehicles to stop when pedestrians aren’t present. FDOT installed flashing pedestrian signs next to the crosswalks, and another large white sign warning cars to stop when they

After 100 days of construction work, Southgate Village Shop’s renovation is nearly complete. The storefronts of nine retail spaces in the plaza, located on Siesta Drive, were renovated to update the building. Contractors are completing the finishing touches of the retrofit work, said Mark Sharff, owner of the storefronts. The renovation work upgraded the front of the storefronts. “We took it from a class D to a class B property,” Sharff said. Pita’s Republic restaurant, which serves healthy Mediterranean food, is going into one of the remodeled spaces, the only one that is currently vacant. The restaurant chain has 18 other locations, with several in the Tampa area. “This will be his first Sarasota-based restaurant,” Sharff said. Sharff purchased the plaza spaces in 2010. There had been a historically high turnover among tenants. At the time, customers were welcomed to the strip mall by a rusty sign and an absence of parking-lot lines. Anderson and Ellis Inc., Sarasota-based contractors, oversaw construction. The Southgate Village plaza is located directly across from the Westfield Southgate Mall. After Pita’s Republic moves to the plaza, all of the spaces will be rented, Sharff said.

are activated. That sign has an arrow pointing to an image of a stop sign. “There’s always room for improvement, but this needed to happen,” said Cheryl Gaddie, a member of the boards of the Siesta Key Village Association and the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce and an avid cyclist. Speeders on the stretch of Midnight Pass before its intersection with Beach Road were a prominent complaint residents had for FDOT representatives during a town hall meeting Sept. 17, for another SKA-backed project further south. The state department continues to work on six crosswalks, which will eventually be slightly elevated, along Midnight Pass Road south of the intersection with Beach Road, including the installation of signage alerting drivers to stop and flashing lights that are activated by pedestrians. “I think at this point were going to observe and see how people react to the crosswalks,” Luckner said. “In particular, we want the resident feedback.”


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+ Eat Here will open in January in Siesta Village Sarasota restaurateur Sean Murphy plans to open the newest location of his Eat Here concept in January in Siesta Key Village, according to a company news release. It will be the third location for the restaurant concept, which features locally-caught seafood and local-farm products. It will have live entertainment on the weekends, according to the release. Siesta architect Mark Smith, of Smith Architects, worked on the contract to renovate the space. Beyond Design, the contractor that led renovations of the adjacent Sun Garden Café, will oversee the project, according to the Sarasota County Planning and Development Services website. Eat Here will operate from 5 to 10 p.m. on weekdays and close at 11 p.m. on weekends.

+ Crystal Classic tries cross-promotion Attendees at Springfest at Palmer Ranch March 2 will be in for a sandy surprise. Sandsculptors will practice their craft at a booth under the banner of the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition as part of a cross-marketing effort between the two events, according to Springfest organizer Eliza Culverhouse. Lourdes Ramirez, member of the Crystal Classic steering committee, said the goal is to reach a wider audience on the mainland to buffer attendance at the sandsculpting competition, which happens eight months later. Springfest, similarly, will have a booth at the Crystal Classic, which Culverhouse expects to as much as double the attendance at Springfest

Meetings &agendas  Siesta Key Association meeting — 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, St. Boniface Episcopal Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key  Siesta Key Village Association meeting — 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar, 5250 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key  Sarasota County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, R.L. Anderson Building, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice  Planning Commission public hearing — 6 30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, Administration Building, Commission Chambers, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota  Sarasota County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, Administration Building, Commission Chambers, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota

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McIntosh Middle strives to teach youth the importance of Veterans Day with ceremony. McIntosh Middle school social studies teacher Jill Rothenburg is passionate about patriotism. She says that a lot of children today are not as aware as they should be of the sacrifices that U.S. servicemen and women are making, or even that there are veterans within their own families. When Rothenburg first became involved with McIntosh’s annual Salute to Veterans program, which has been taking place for nearly 20 years, she was in charge of the war museum. She encouraged children to collect war-related memorabilia from their families to put on display at the school. “I would have kids go home and ask their parents if there were any veterans in their families,” she said. “A lot of the kids didn’t even know, but when they started asking, they found out that they had a lot of veterans in their family.” Today, Rothenburg is the organizer of the annual event, and she sees it as a great opportunity to teach a younger generation about taking pride in their country. “It’s about patriotism, not politics,” said Rothenburg. “Part of being a good citizen is being proud of your country and

knowing how to honor the people who have selflessly served their country.” As part of the Salute to Veterans event, which takes place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the McIntosh Middle gymnasium, Rothenburg collaborates with the Sarasota Military Academy, whose drumline, bagpipers and honor guard add a special touch to the observance ceremony. Rothenburg invites all area veterans to attend the event, which will feature a speech contest and performances by the school’s chorus and band, which will play music from the 1940s for the World War II veterans and 1960s-era music for the Vietnam veterans. The ceremony will also feature a walk of honor, during which the veterans, while their respective service songs are played, will line up according to branch of service. The Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem will follow. “It makes for a very stirring beginning to the program,” said Rothenburg. “I hope the kids are keenly aware that there are people, who they don’t even know, who are serving their country for them. It’s important to understand that and to learn about our past.”

by Nick Friedman | Community Editor

Female politicians inspire youth at Girls Inc. In preparation for Girls Inc.’s Dream Harbor elections, during which the students elect a mayor, vicemayor, secretary/historian and treasurer, female politicians paid educational visits to the student s. Mayor Suzanne Atwell visited students Thursday, Oct. 18, to tell them about her experience in politics and give tips about how to run a successful campaign. Left: Mayor Suzanne Atwell sits with girls at Girls Inc.

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brick lane by Roger Drouin | City Editor

DID considers Main Street proposal The board wants to know exact cost estimates to brick over lower Main Street and add infrastructure to close the street to traffic. DID supports pedestrian overpass concept The Downtown Improvement District board also voted 4-0 at its Oct. 30 meeting to support studying a proposed pedestrian overpass from Main Street, across U.S. 41 to the bayfront. The project would take several years to plan and needs the approval of the City Commission. Gil Waters, of Sarasota Vision, said one of his proposals for a Main Street walk-over would cost an estimated $2.8 million. The project, he said, would complete one of the last aspects of a downtown plan approved in 1959. “It completes the connection” to the bayfront, Waters said. ment project, slated to undergo construction this summer. In an interview with the Sarasota Observer, Waters said that preliminary estimates put the cost of bricking Main Street, from Palm Avenue to Five Points, at about $800,000. Bricking that part of Main Street would transform the first few blocks into a gateway entrance to downtown, said Waters. The bollards would allow the city to close several blocks of lower Main Street on, say, a Friday

night so that walkers can enjoy that part of downtown without having to worry about walking through traffic, Waters said. There could be a stage on Main Street where Florida Studio Theatre or Asolo Rep Theatre could perform, Waters added. Tony Souza, former president of the Downtown Partnership, urged DID board members to consider bricking Main Street, using Charleston, S.C., New Bedford, Mass., and Winter Park, Fla. as examples of how brick streets can enhance communities. Souza showed images of Winter Park’s brick Park Avenue, and tried to dispel a long-held belief that bricking Main Street would cause businesses to close during a lengthy construction. That belief has led many merchants to oppose proposals to brick over Main Street. “They never closed the street,” Souza said about the construction of the brick street in Winter Park. “They never completely closed the sidewalk. They never shut business down.” That project was completed at night, as a “stealth team” worked at night to brick the central Florida’s town, Souza said. Souza also showed historic photos from the 1920s that showed brick sections of streets and pavers on Lemon Avenue.

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A bricked lower Main Street closed to traffic, on certain days, has long been discussed. Tuesday, Oct. 30, the possibility rolled ahead — slightly — with initial support from a downtown board and potential start-up funding on the table from a grassroots group. Sarasota Vision, led by former Sarasota mayor and mobility advocate Gil Waters, has collected $300,000 from private donors to be spent on downtown projects that would make Main Street more pedestrian friendly and walkable. Some of the money could be used to brick Main Street and install bollards, devices that can be used to close lower Main Street to traffic during events or on certain evenings, Waters said. The Downtown Improvement District (DID) decided that it wanted to hear more about the proposal. Specifically, the board wants to see cost estimates to brick Main street and install bollards. “If it is going to be $1 million, the DID doesn’t have that asset,” said DID board member Dr. Mark Kauffman. “If it is a couple hundred thousand dollars, we can talk about it.” One construction option is to try to get the two projects completed as part of the upcoming Main Street sidewalk improve-


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Life of Riley Foundation revs up for car show and fundraiser The car-show fundraiser returns with the addition of a kick-off party. For families with a child affected by a pediatric brain tumor, the condition can be exhausting, emotionally and financially. Often, one or both parents are forced to leave work to care for the child, making the situation more stressful. After Ron and Kelly Saba’s 7-year-old daughter, Riley, was diagnosed with a brain stem glioma in 2001, they experienced this struggle firsthand. As she underwent treatment, Riley expressed her desire to help other children with similar conditions. After Riley died, a short six months after

her diagnosis, the couple founded the Life of Riley Foundation to celebrate her life, while helping to raise money for research, awareness and to support families dealing with treatment. The foundation hosted fundraisers, including a Memorial Day beach run and a children’s blacktie gala. Kelly Saba says that since its inception, the foundation has helped more than 30 families with everyday expenses while their children underwent treatment. After the Sabas took a few years off from hosting fundraisers, Ralph Cushing, a friend of the family,

suggested an affordable fundraiser in the form of a car show. “I thought it sounded fun,” said Kelly Saba. “I love events that are open to the public, and it sounded like an inexpensive way to bring people out. We had no idea what to expect, but it was great, and it was a success.” The fundraiser will return for its second year, and in addition to the car show, the fundraiser will also include a kick-off party, featuring a silent auction on car-related items, items from local merchants and a guitar autographed by AC/ DC’s Brian Johnson.

Cushing says guests can expect a great turnout, a variety of cars and family-friendly activities at this year’s car show Sunday, Nov. 4. Kelly Saba says she is excited to bring the event back to continue to raise awareness and find a cure for cancer. “The further away you get from something like what happened to us, with the loss of Riley, the more you can lose meaning of what it is you’re trying to do,” she said. “I hope this will help bring people back together in the memory of my daughter and help thousands of other kids and families. I hope it brings back what’s important in life, which is family.”

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Referendum on performance On the eve of the 2012 presidential election, it seems inconceivable that anyone intending to vote could be undecided at this moment. But it could be true. And if it is, if there are indeed some of you still wavering between re-electing Barack Obama or electing Mitt Romney, this week we are writing to you. We’re not going to devolve into a debate over the merits of the candidates’ approaches to tax policy, the economy, deficits and entitlements. Instead, we believe there are two compelling matters that will provide the difference and lead you to your ultimate choice. One is honor. The other is leadership. Together they converge at the root of the two candidates’ being — their character. All along, over these past few weeks, we have repeated the belief that all candidate elections are referenda on the incumbents’ performance. Does he deserve to continue to represent you? Has he earned, through his performance, the right to remain in office? Did he demonstrate the behavior that earned your trust? Did he do the job as competently as you expect?

responded: “Well, we are finding out exactly what happened. I can tell you, as I’ve said over the last couple of months since this happened, the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to … “And I guarantee you,” he told the reporter, “that everyone in the state department, our military, the CIA, you name it, had number-one priority making sure that people were safe …” But Americans still want to know: Is Fox right? Is Woods’ father right? As the Marines’ core values require: Be accountable for your actions. Abide by an uncompromising code of integrity. In Thomas Horton’s book, “What Works for Me,” interviews with 16 CEOs, he writes: integrity is the essential quality. “Without integrity, there can be no trust. Leadership is based on trust.” In the end, the story of Barack Obama’s role in the Benghazi murders is a defining story of his character.

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Honor and integrity

When we continue to hear the details of what happened on Sept. 11 in Benghazi, Libya — primarily from Fox News and, shamefully, virtually nothing from the mainstream media — we continue to wait for Barack Obama to tell the American people the truth. What really happened? The story for 50 days has been coming to light in pieces — and none of it definitively from the man who is expected to be truthful and straight. None of it from the man expected to demonstrate integrity and honor to the people he serves. Americans want that, they expect that from their Commander in Chief. Americans stew with anger that terrorists attacked our sovereign propety in Libya and murdered four of our countrymen. But what makes the event all the more engraging is Americans have found out most of the details through unnamed news sources and memos that a few journalists have clawed and scraped to unearth. None of our public servants is coming clean. This goes to the heart of honor and integrity. And it points to one man. Read the books on honor and integrity. Look at the Core Values of the U.S. Marines, who serve under the Command in Chief. The first core value is Honor: “Honor guides Marines to exemplify the ultimate in ethical and moral behavior; to never lie, cheat or steal; to abide by an uncompromising code of integrity; respect human dignity; and respect others. The quality of maturity, dedication, trust and dependability commit Marines to act responsibly; to be accountable for their actions; to fulfill their obligations; and to hold others accountable for their actions. The books on business leadership teem with references to integrity and honor as deeply rooted, foundational requisites. When D.A. Benton wrote, “How to Act Like a CEO,” she included a section on what CEOs should do in a crisis: “The steps, although important, aren’t as important as the tone and manner in which you carry them out. The mantle of integrity must pervade in every single detail in every way (italics added). “Take charge,” she wrote. “You must call the shots.” Benton quoted Lee Roberts, CEO of FileNET: “When things are down, you have to be out in front. You’re the captain, it’s your problem.” When the late Marvin Bower, first managing director of McKinsey & Co., wrote about leadership in the “Book of Business Wisdom,” he quoted Pearl S. Buck, the late Nobel Prize author: “Integrity is honesty carried through the fibers of the being and

whole mind, into thought as well as action that the person is complete in honesty. That kind of integrity I put above all else as an essential of leadership.”

Americans want the truth

On the deaths of the four Americans in Benghazi — Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, it was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, not Barack Obama, who said: “I take responsibility.” She didn’t elaborate. It’s still under investigation, she said. Two weeks later, Fox News reported more details: “Upon hearing shots fired, team members asked higher-ups at the annex if they could go the consulate. However, they were told to ‘stand down,’ according to sources familiar with the exchange. “Woods and at least two others ignored those orders and went to the consulate, evacuating survivors and Smith, who had been killed in the initial attack. “They could not find the ambassador and returned to the CIA annex at about midnight. At that point, they called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied. Woods and Doherty were killed at the annex by a mortar shell at 4 a.m. “The CIA and Defense Department have denied claims about requests for support being rejected.” Meantime, Tyrone Woods’ father has been quoted, saying: “Within minutes of the first bullet being fired, the White House knew these heroes would be slaughtered if immediate air support was denied. In less than an hour, the perimeters could have been secured, and American lives could have been saved. After seven hours fighting numerically superior forces, my son’s life was sacrificed because of the White House’s decision.” Yet, when a Denver television reporter, on Oct. 26, asked the president if military support had been rejected, the president

The second matter is leadership. When we heard the president of the Longboat Key Democratic Club speak at a Venice Tiger Bay Club luncheon last summer, he spoke about his wish for seeing two parties come together so our nation could move forward. He chastised bitter partisanship. And when you look over the past two years, ever since Republicans regained control of the House, the Washington news archives have been a two-year saga of partisan stalemate. Disagreement is in the DNA of Washington, D.C., especially so in the House, Senate and White House. But in the whirl of a hurricane, or, say, the challenge of averting fiscal collapse, at some point the antagonistic sailors must pull together to save the ship. This takes a leader, a leader who can bring sides together, who is willing to reach out, who is willing to put himself second to others, who has the ability to persuade sides to compromise. We haven’t seen that leader in Barack Obama. In “The Price of Politics,” Bob Woodward — critic of Republicans and Democrats alike — chronicles how President Obama alienated Republicans and business leaders in his first two years in office. The split between him and the House leadership in his second two years was wider than the first two. “Presidents,” Woodward said, figure out how to “work their will — or should work their will — on the important matters of national business.” Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton did, Woodward said. “Obama has not.” This, too — the ability, or in Obama’s case, the inability to rally competing interests — is a matter of character.

Did he do the job?

If you evaluate what we have presented in the context of what America faces over the next four years, it is indeed relevant to ask, as we did at the outset: Has Barack Obama’s performance earned him the right to remain in office? Did he demonstrate the behavior that earned Americans’ trust? Did he do the job as competently as you expect? On the two matters presented above — integrity and leadership, Obama’s refusal so far to face Americans fully and honestly about Benghazi and his inability to bring congressional sides together — for neutral thinkers it would seem difficult to answer in the affirmative. We believe he has not. If you conclude that as well, the next question is: Does Mitt Romney’s life and career serve as a sufficient predictor that his performance, that his character, would rise above the incumbent’s? If you study the entirety of their lives side by side, the choice is clear: Mitt Romney.


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Embracing a different language “Trickle down� seems a bit insulting to our intelligence. The theory is profound; unfortunately, it does not work. Trickle down? Slobber down? Dribble down? Don’t gulp your drinks too quickly if you want to avoid the trickle down your chin. Stop and Slow: Fortunately, some words still have the same meaning across all Siesta Key generations and groups. At the construction site on the North Bridge, workers controlled traffic with signs: “Stop� on one side; “Slow� on the other. These workers perform a valuable service; consider their amazing powers of concentration. It must be so easy for the mind to wander while standing there. What if one did not turn the sign? Two “Slows� at the same time? Oops, a potential accident. Let’s give thanks to these workers who keep us safe by conscientiously employing their four letter words. Remember: Many of us remember the subway car card: “f u cn rd ths u cn gt a gd jb.� (This ad for a speedwriting system sounds like a Twitter message, doesn’t it?) And what about LSMFT? Was that the forerunner of our current abbreviations? Amazing how long it has lasted. Those of us who live on and visit Siesta Key are fortunate. As long as we project kindness and concern to our neighbors and friends, the language differences just may disappear. BR and BFN. Jeffrey Weisman owned an advertising and marketing agency in New York City. In Sarasota, he creates fine-art photography and serves on the board of directors of Art Center Sarasota.



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for judges is a seriously flawed process, in large part because most Floridians have no clue on what they are voting — the judges’ decisions or their ethical conduct? Harding says it’s a vote on ethical conduct. Yet, Jesse Phillips of Restore Justice 2012, a Central Florida group opposed to retaining the three Supreme Court justices, told a reporter for The James Madison Institute that, “Justice Quince said it best, ‘We have a merit retention system to determine if justices are doing their jobs.’� According to the institute’s fall edition journal: “Phillips contends that the only way to tell whether they are doing their jobs is to ‘look at their decisions; are they living up to the Constitution?’� We support the type of judicial decision making that emphasizes judicial restraint and fidelity to the original meaning of constitutional text, not that style that makes inferences and is regarded as judicial activism — judges making laws. In our view, Justices Quince, Lewis and Pariente’s decisions too often fit the latter.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 3 Sunnyside Village Holiday Bazaar — takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5201 Bahia Vista St. Artisan-crafted items will be on sale at this seventh annual holiday bazaar, as well as food and raffle opportunities. Free. Call 371-2750, Ext. 606. Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Road. Cost is $7 with pre-registration and $10 at the door. Visit suncoastchess.org or call 355-7755. Countdown to Election — takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Half Shell Oyster House, 1991 Main St. Hear an open discussion about the upcoming election with a panel, including USF associate professor of history Scott Perry, attorney and NOW co-founder Sonia Pressman Fuentes and New College associate professor of political science Frank Alcock. Free. Call 952-9400.

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As five swimmers from Team Florida gracefully pierce the still water of the Evalyn Sadlier Jones YMCA pool, the boisterous sound of swing-era horns quickly sets the mood. The women swim, in synch, to the music, combining elements of dance, gymnastics and swimming, much to the delight of the packed audience. More than 300 athletes traveled from all over the country to perform similar routines as part of the U.S. Masters Synchronized Swimming National Championships between Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 28. Over the course of the five-day period, more than 30 national club teams competed in solo, duet, trio and team formats. The national competition, hosted by the Evalyn Sadlier Jones YMCA, was held in Sarasota for the first time, following a winning bid by the venue two years ago. Executive Director Ben Pinegar says that after winning the bid in fall 2010, the YMCA began preparing for the event by refurbishing the facilities and collaborating with local chapters to advertise and promote the championship, which he says was a success. “It went fantastically,” he said. “We heard nothing but rave reviews about our facility, and all the teams were thrilled about Sarasota. We were very pleased with the outcome.” Athletes trained for the competition for months, preparing their music selection and choreography before hitting the pool several times a week to perfect their routines. Nikki Berlin, of Team MAC Synchro, from Portland, Ore., says her team began practicing twice a week in December to prepare and that they tried to choose unique music and choreography that hadn’t

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Under the leadership of men’s coach Liza Dickson, Sarasota Crew is shedding its underdog status and earning a national reputation. Head of the Charles Regatta, in Boston. “It’s about creating a culture,” Dickson says of the team’s newfound success. “It’s the same for any coach who inherits a team. I’ve created a culture with my athletes that they help perpetuate — one of hard work, respect, appreciation and ownership.” At this year’s Head of the Charles Regatta, a two-day event that draws about 9,000 competitors and more than 250,000 spectators, the Sarasota Crew men’s youth 4+ team, comprised of Travis Taaffe, Ben Delaney Andrew Konecny, Ryan Hails and Grant Golub, outperformed 84 other crews to win the event by a blowout 21 seconds. The team finished faster than any other team, including those at the collegiate level. With this success, both Dickson and the athletes are encountering a new challenge: no longer one of striving to prove oneself, but the struggle that comes with a quick rise to the top. The team’s reputa-

tion precedes them; the players feel stares and overhear whispers at regattas. They’re no longer the underdogs. “It’s really hard,” says Dickson. “Getting to the top naturally earns you more scrutiny. This year, at the Head of the Charles, there was so much more pressure. Everyone is gunning for you, and you have to have a completely different mindset.” According to the regatta’s rules, each team’s starting position is dictated by its finishing place from the previous year, and a new boat starts the course every 15 to 30 seconds. Starting in the first position added to the pressure, because the team had to be completely self-motivated. “When you start first, there’s no boat to chase,” says Dickson. “You have to be motivated to push yourself. I looked at a lot of small details and specific areas where they could make up time.” New team member Ben Delaney says that based on the

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team’s previous performance, he was confident that they had the strength and talent to earn a win, but that he felt the added pressure of starting first. “We had to focus on the little details and race our own race,” he says. “It really comes down to how mentally tough you are.” As happy as Dickson and the team are about the victory, they remain modest about the accomplishment, and they’re already focused on the US Rowing Youth National Championships in June, in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Team member Andrew Konecny says the winter months are especially tough to train in and remain motivated during, because there are few races to keep up momentum, but that they’ll continue to train to be in their best shape by the summer. “We’ve all experienced losses by tenths of a second,” he says. “It can easily come down to feet or inches, because everyone wants to win so badly. But, we want to be national champions. We came in second last year, and second is great, but that’s not what we’re training for.”

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The Riverview High football team made a last-second, goal-line stand to preserve a 28-24 victory over rival Sarasota Oct. 26, in the 54th meeting between the two schools. Riverview took a 14-0 lead in the second quarter on a 15-yard touchdown from quarterback Dominic Marino to Lex Sayre and a 2-yard run by Karan Higdon. Sarasota running back Rod Tullis cut the Rams’ lead in half on a 7-yard touchdown run. Riverview extended its lead in the third quarter when Marino connected with Richie James for a 30-yard strike. Sarasota quarterback Hunter DeWitt connected with Marquis Zinnermon to pull the Sailors within 21-14. The Rams responded with a 53-yard touchdown from Marino to Higdon. DeWitt connected with Shawn Bane Jr. for a 31-yard strike. Billy Sadlo added a 26-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for the Sailors’ final points of the night.

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+ Sarasota cross-country teams win county titles

The Sarasota High boys and girls cross-country teams won the Sarasota County Championships Oct. 24, at Oscar Scherer State Park in Venice. The Sailors scored 17 points to finish ahead of North Port (67), Riverview (69), Venice (115), ODA (151), Cardinal Mooney (162) and Booker (190). Zack Summerall captured the individual championship, crossing the finish line in 16:10.1 to edge past teammate Courtland Bernard (16:10.6). Ian Hull finished third in 16:26.7 followed by Adam Bradtmueller (fourth, 16:30.8) and Brandon Drumm (seventh, 16:51.8). Warran Grajalez finished fifth in 16:44 to pace the Rams. Peter Runge finished ninth in 17:01.8 to lead the way for ODA. Cal Davidson Turner finished 15th in 17:18.3 to pace Cardinal Mooney. The Lady Sailors scored 38 points to pull ahead of the Riverview (41), ODA (99), North Port (115), Venice (116) and Cardinal Mooney (125). Sarasota’s Angelina Grebe captured the individual title in 19:16.2 followed by Cardinal Mooney’s Grace Casagrande (second, 19:54.3), Riverview’s Emily Barbic (third, 21:05.4), Sarasota’s Amber Kerry (fourth, 21:07.5) and ODA’s Carling Landeche (fifth, 21:14.9).

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The Out-of-Door Academy football team allowed more than 650 yards on the ground, as the host Thunder fell to Naples First Baptist Academy 46-42 in Class 2A-District 6 action Oct. 26. ODA quarterback Evan Wilson

carried the load for the Thunder, rushing for nearly 200 yards and four touchdowns. Wilson also threw for nearly 215 yards and two touchdowns. The Thunder recovered an onside kick and scored a touchdown to pull within four points, but the Lions recovered ODA’s second onside kick attempt. With the loss, the Thunder was eliminated from postseason contention. ODA returns to action Nov. 2 versus district rival St. Stephen’s.

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+ Scullers medal in pair of regattas The Sarasota Scullers earned several medals in a pair of regattas Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. Oct. 27, the Scullers Women’s Varsity 4 and Men’s Varsity 4 teams earned bronze medals at the 13th annual Halloween Regatta in Tampa. The Middle School Mixed 8 team finished second. Oct. 28, 20 rowers competed in the Schuylkill Regatta in Philadelphia, which featured more than 6,000 athletes from 149 cities and six countries. The Women’s Varsity 4 team finished second ahead of 12 other teams to earn the silver medal. The Men’s Varsity 4 team finished fifth. Isaac Mingus finished 13th in his Men’s Singles race. The Men’s Varsity 4 with coxswain finished 10th and the Women’s Varsity 4 with coxswain finished 24th. The Men’s Varsity 8 finished 10th. The Men’s Doubles team finished 13th and the Women’s Doubles team was 14th. The varsity and novice teams will return to action this weekend in the Head of the Hooch Regatta in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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The number of seniors on this year’s Outof-Door Academy volleyball team, which advanced to the regional quarterfinals for the first time since 2007.

Pine View sophomore Angelina Grebe joined the Sarasota High School cross-country team this year, and she is already proving to be a key competitor for the Lady Sailors. Grebe won the Sarasota Cross Country Championships Oct. 24, with a time of 19:16.12. This was Grebe’s first win in a cross-country race, and her time helped the Lady Sailors win the team title with 38 How did you get into cross-country? Last year, as a freshman, I did longdistance track for Sarasota High School. I would have done cross country last year, but I didn’t know about it. During longdistance track the other kids told me how much fun cross country was, so I figured it would be a good fit for me this year. Do you participate in any other sports? I do track — mostly the mile and two mile, and occasionally the 800-meter. My main event was the two mile. Do you have a favorite event? For cross country, all I’ve ever run is the 5K. Some cross-country teams do three-mile races, but we pretty much stick with 5Ks. Is there anything upon which you are trying to improve? I know cross country is about stamina, mostly, but I need to work on the parts where you have to do short sprints to sprint past competitors. How quickly do you go through shoes? I’ve had this pair since summer, so they have lasted for a good five months. Different people want shoes earlier than I would, but I figure if they aren’t hurting me, I can keep wearing them until I need a new pair.

The number of touchdowns The Out-of-Door Academy quarterback Evan Wilson threw in the Thunder’s 46-42 loss to Naples First Baptist Academy Oct. 26. Wilson also ran for a pair of touchdowns.

How many miles a week do typically run? We probably do six miles a day, but some days it is more, so probably 40 to 45 miles per week. It also depends on where we are in our training.

What was it like to win a cross-country meet? It felt great because I knew all the training we had done the past few weeks had paid off. I felt like I had the ability in me to do it, but I proved to myself that I could. What do you do if you get a cramp? Luckily, I haven’t gotten that many cramps, but I did get one a few weeks ago and it is painful. You feel like you want to stop, but you just have to push through it and know it will eventually go away. A teammate told me if you push in an area under your ribs, it helps. I don’t do anything special. I just hope it goes away soon.

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Families get pumped up for Sarasota Pumpkin Festival Thousands of people made their way to the fourth Sarasota Pumpkin Festival Friday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds. The festival featured games, carnival rides, tractor rides, a hay maze and, of course, a pumpkin patch.

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Two homes in Siesta Properties sell for $9.99 million The following residential real-estate transactions took place between Oct. 15 and Oct. 19. Two homes in Siesta Properties top all transactions in this week’s real estate. Barbara Brunckhorst, of Sarasota, sold two homes at 7960 Sanderling Road and 8000 Sanderling Road to Frank Brunckhorst III, trustee, of Sarasota, for $4,995,000, both totaling $9.99 million. The home at 7960 Sanderling Road was built in 1997, and has three bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, a pool and 4,368 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $5,125,000 in 2002. The home at 8000 Sanderling Road was built in 1959 and has three bedrooms, four baths and 2,064 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $4.19 million.

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The Reis Foundation Inc. sold the home at 4200 Shell Road to Donald and Susan Stelfox, of Sarasota, for $3.3 million. Built in 1953, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,937 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $3.05 million in 2010.

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Joseph and Becky Andall, of Ontario, Canada, sold their home at 5045 Commonwealth Drive to Dean and Joanna Dubois, of Sarasota, for $630,000. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, three-and-ahalf baths, a pool and 2,395 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $700,000 in 2008.

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John and Judith Hunter, trustees, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 233B condominium at 6044 W. Peppertree Way to SISCO LLC for $626,000. Built in 1974, it has two

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bedrooms, two baths and 1,180 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $199,000 in 1991. Deutsche Bank, trustee, sold the Unit 606AA condominium at 1055 Peppertree Drive to John Marinis, Kayreen Marinis, Pande Nikolovski and Alexandra Nikolovski, of Sarasota, for $265,100. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,163 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $80,000 in 1979. The Michael and Peggy Modan Family LLC sold the Unit 401 condominium at 1255 Peppertree Drive to Kevin McCadden, of Tonowanda, N.Y., for $239,000. Built in 1972, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,200 square feet of living area.

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TOP BUILDING PERMITS These are the Siesta Key building permits issued by Sarasota County and city of Sarasota for the week of Oct. 15 through Oct. 19, in order of dollar amounts.

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7900 Midnight Pass Road 5352 Siesta Court 5528 Avenida Del Mare 5111 Oakmont Place 355 Avenida De Paradisio 304 Beach Road 4757 Higel Ave. 5750 Midnight Pass Road 704 Siesta Key Circle 5540 Avenida Del Mare 5790 Midnight Pass Road 1300 N. Portofino Drive 5880 Midnight Pass Road 5860 Midnight Pass Road 5900 Midnight Pass Road 1015 Contento St. 306 Avenida De Paradisio 6500 Midnight Pass Road 6500 Midnight Pass Road 1217 Peppertree Drive 703 Tropical Circle 385 Avenida Madera 6140 Midnight Pass Road 569 Commonwealth Lane

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Timothy Sebion Richard Gardner Nancy Smith Raymond Mooney John Cannon Edmund Morton III Sean Dingle Joel Houston Jeffery Johnson Steve Tetreault Patrick Hanratty Richard Huttenhower Lewis Tarlini Caroline Jacobs Richard Meier James Perkins Edward Donovan James Romeo, trustee George Lose David Wiegman Leonard Zisman Sieglinde Drees Harry Hopes Jr. Joel Streinz

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home at 1008 Glebe Lane to Sara Popovich, of Sarasota, for $440,000. Built in 1990, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,557 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $296,000 in 1999.

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Gavin Whitemore, trustee, of Port Washington, N.Y., sold the Unit 202 condominium at 6285 Midnight Pass Road

to Parker Family LP for $360,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,469 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $147,500 in 1992.

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Temps. Low 69 72 74 72 66 61 60

Record Temps. High Low 91 (1919) 45 (1923) 91 (2071) 44 (1937) 92 (1971) 45 (1937) 90 (2060) 43 (1968) 90 (1984) 43 (1957) 90 (1965) 40 (1944) 91 (2009) 45 (1952)

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PRE-CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY Estate Sale Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 8a.m.-2p.m. Secluded Oaks neighborhood, east of 75.

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Medical Supplies/Equipment

BOOKCASES (2): Danish wood, 7'x30". Excellent condition, 5 adjustable shelves. $100/ea. 941-922-9535.

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LOCALLY OWNED and operated since 2004 with three locations, America's Super Pawn will pay you top dollar for your estate jewelry, watches, diamonds, musical instruments, computers, motorcycles, cars and other unwanted items. Call us at 758-PAWN OR...fill our request form on our web and we'll contact you! Walk-ins welcomed, no appointment necessary. www.americassuperpawn.com SENIOR LOOKING to purchase precious metals, time pieces, coins, jewelry and antiques. Please call Marc, 941-321-0707.

Motorcycles

PLANTS (6): Bird of Paradise, white, 4.5/ft.-5/ft. $30 each. 941-924-9501. SEWING MACHINE: Kenmore portable, used twice. $25. Bistro set, $50. 941-780-2049. SOFA & Matching Chair: white on white. Excellent condition, $175.00. Call 941-922-5709.

Antiques/Collectibles Autos For Sale 2010 MUSTANG Convertible for Sale. 33,000 miles. Excellent condition. Deep red with tan leather interior. Asking $18,900. Call 941-993-9370

Autos Wanted

2007 VICTORY HAMMER S 1638cc, 6-speed, Upgraded rider & passenger seat. Performance Machine Wheels, 250 back tire, Brembo Brakes, Custom Pipes, Sounds amazing! Garage kept, Low miles!! Call Chris for a test drive, 941-957-8912.

Musical Instruments

AUTOS WANTED! Let me take the hassle out of selling your car. Cash offered today! Call Mike, 941-713-2277. CASH FOR CARS! Call Ryan and get paid today! 941-955-1188.

HIGHCHAIR (like new), Crib Mattress (never used!), $30/ea. 941-925-4264.

ChitwoodCharters.com Cruise or Fish Hyatt Sarasota Docks 32’/53’ Yachts - 2hrs./2 months 941-383-5232

Garage/Moving/Estate Sales ESTATE SALE Saturday (9am - 2pm) 170 East Road, Sarasota 34240 (1 mile east of I-75 off Fruitville Rd.) An absolutely loaded house with antiques and collectibles including lots of toys - vintage to newer. Tons of misc. items. 30 Year accumulation! Still lots of great items at wonderful prices. CASH only

JEFFERSON CENTER 930 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota, FL 34236

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* Available through December 21, 2012. Holiday weekends excluded. Based on double occupancy. Tax, tip & resort fees extra. Type of accommodation subject to availability. Bayside condominiums available at different rates. ** An 18% gratuity will be added by lunch and dinner vendors. ***Limited to one per customer.

Condos For Sale BEACHFRONT PROPERTY(55+) All remodeled, including new granite kitchen, 2/2 Condo, 38ft Lanai private lagoon view, (Siesta Village) $344,900. 717-385-4047, No brokers, please.

FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL (800) 243-9076 or (239) 597-3144 9225 Gulfshore Drive North, Naples, Florida 34108

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Business Opportunities JAN PRO CLEANING FRANCHISE: $950 Down Required, Financing Available for growth, Includes customers. Earn up to $10,000 Month+ Call 941-907-8141

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LA SIESTA condo across from Siesta Beach, 2BR/1BA. Ground floor unit with ocean view and furnished. Make this your second home or rental. $308,900 - Siesta Beach Realty @ 941-993-5722.

Homes For Rent 2BR/2BA, den, 2 screened porches. Second story of LBK home. No pets. Non-smoking. Quiet adults preferred. $1500/mo. 941-387-3132.

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OLD ORIENTAL Porcelain Decorator Pieces, No dealers - Call for appt. 941-349-4982.

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Events HARVEST FEST AND HUGE RUMMAGE SALE Concordia Church - 2185 Wood St. Friday & Saturday, November 2nd & 3rd. 8:30a.m.-1:30p.m Saturday is half price and free hot dogs.

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PERSONAL ASSISTANT for busy Executive; fine credentials, flexible, Siesta Key area. 941-349-5057.

Commercial Property For Sale CLOSE TO Downtown: at bus stop, 1BR/1BA villa, 2 pools, tennis, gym, fully tiled. No pets. Annual lease. $725/mo. 941-374-3401.

Condos/Apts. For Rent ASHTON LAKES: 2BR/2BA, garage, lake view, 2nd floor, end unit, cathedral ceilings. Non-smoking. Available December 1st. $1250/mo. Annual. Unfurnished. Call Ashton Realty, Inc. Joe Bonsall, 941-923-1945 or 941-356-6356. CENTRALLY LOCATED- 55+, 1,425 sq/ft. 2BR/2BA, Lanai + Carport. 1st floor, W/D, Pool, Clubhouse w/Gym. Close to bus line, shopping, & walking trail. N/S, $925/mo. includes water, sewer, cable, trash, pest control, small pet ok. 941-244-7825, 941-373-5770 Cell. SARASOTA DOWNTOWN CONDO. Designerfurnished/turnkey 2BR/2BA. Annual rental for $2400 + Utilities/mo. See virtual tour and additional information at www.vrbo.com/205252. Phone 703-283-4197.

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Pools JD POOL and Lawn Care - Personal care of all your outdoor needs. Owner operated, reliable service. Call for your estimate, 941-228-5471.

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Big or Small, Betsy Sells them all!!!

#1 Agent in the Siesta Key Office

SOLD IN THE LAST 30 DAYS!!

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office: 941-349-2922 cell: 941-914-5540

betsy@betsydemanio.com Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 5145 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota, FL

Siesta Key Condo

West of the Trail

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Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Owned and Operated by NRT,LLC

Presenting Siestaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finest...

From Contract to close in 12 days!!

4 Bedroom/ 3 Bath 2,245 Square Feet List Price: $479,900

8,735 SF Country Home on 75 Acres

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Certified International Property Specialist

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LA SIESTA 2/1, furnished. Gulf View $329,000

There are places money canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy, for all others contact Klaus Lang

An exquisite 5,000 sq. ft. custom Mediterranean Villa behind the gates of The Longboat Key Club Islandside and the gates of the $ 4,150,000 exclusive Lighthouse enclave of 16 homes.

Call Reid Murphy 941-232-3304 â&#x20AC;˘ ReidMurphy.com

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440 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 342228

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1440 First Street, Sarasota,FL 34236

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1801 Main Street Sarasota, Florida 34236

4401 Mangrove Place

Motivated seller has priced to sell this ž ac. Direct Siesta Key Bay front property with 360 ft of seawall and a 71 ft. dock. With panoramic Bay views, this home features Coastal meets Nantucket style including white on white interiors with distressed Black Walnut floors, brick accents walls, white poplar tongue-n-grove walls and ceilings and a dream kitchen by Renaissance Design Studios. Furniture quality Wood Mode cabinetry, Viking 60â&#x20AC;? dual fuel 6 burner+ griddle and grill, 4 Subzero refrigerators, 3 F/P dishwashers, espresso center, beverage alcove. Granite and butcher block tops. Adding to the thrill are exposed beams throughout, a fireplace in the Living Room and Master Bedroom Suite and a double room suite for long term guests. This is truly as good as it gets! $3,900,000

1547 Sandpiper Lane

Indoor/Outdoor living in this newer chic courtyard home custom built in top West of Trail location near hospital. Dramatic architecture. Double arched wooden doors lead into a private courtyard with pool, cascading spa, fully self -contained separate guest quarters plus beautiful outdoor dining and summer kitchen. Casually elegant home is perfect for entertaining. Fabulous floor plan, wood floors, columns, beautiful ceiling design and millwork throughout. Master suite has a private office, 3 large walk-in closets and a reading alcove. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a 3 car garage in beautiful and immaculate condition. $1,100,000.

95127

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Judie Berger

15B

Trust THE REALTOR WITH PROVEN RESULTS UNDER CONTRACT

SOLD

5585 Contento Drive - $699,000 4555 Tuscana Drive - $429,500

SOLD IN 2012

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

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

4568 Woodside Road - $1,100,000

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

29 days to contract

625 Tremont Street - $849,000

One of the most desirable streets on Siesta Key. Fabulous views. Deep boating water near the bay. 3 bed/2 bath

5440 Avenida del Mare - $759,000

Unique Siesta Key waterfront home 2 blocks to the Beach. 3 bed/2.5 bath, custom finishes, pool, boat lift

Voted SaraSota Magazine’S FiVe Star “BeSt in Client SatiSFaCtion” 7 YearS in a row top produCer preMier SotheBY’S international realtY a leader in SieSta KeY hoMe SaleS SpeCializing in luxurY MarKeting and negotiation

5128 Windward Avenue - $549,000

Charming Siesta Key waterfront home on dead-end street. 4 bed/3 bath pool home with updated kitchen and bonus room

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701 Treasure Boat Way - $1,390,000 1245 Sea Plume Way - $1,150,000 524 N. Spoonbill Drive - $1,150,000 1529 Eastbrook Drive - $999,500 1240 Northport Drive - $935,000 1529 Key Royale Drive - $890,000 618 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 1008 Glebe Lane - $440,000 2978 Bravura Lake Drive - $437,250 7809 Allen Robertson Place - $350,000 5044 Faberge Place - $315,000 9393 Midnight Pass Road #401 - $300,000 5911 Midnight Pass Road #201 - $295,000 7065 Del Lago Drive - $270,000 5725 Fossano Place - $233,000 257 S Portofino Drive #208 - $230,000 850 S Tamiami Trail #830 - $193,000 485 Island Circle - $184,000

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941.479.3880

Judie Berger

PA, ABR, GRI

Judie.Berger@sothebysrealty.com

HOMESOFSARASOTA.com

One of Siesta Key’s Best Kept Secrets....

Open Sunday 1 to 4pm 1295 Whitehall Place

Old Florida Style Home in estate. • 227’ frontage on newly dredged canal. • Large lot on cul-de-sac at the end of a private road • Dock & Boat House in sheltered anchorage, • 100 yards to ICW with no bridges. • Easy walk to Siesta Beach! • Den and Art Studio, possible 3rd & 4th Bedrooms Broker/Owner

$100,000 under estate appraisal! Must Sell To Settle Estate! $860,000

Call Stephen P. Stevens at 941.349.6636 Stevens & Salt, Inc. Realtor

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ain Webb’s eyes light up like a kid on Christmas morning. “Do you want to see the mouse?” he asks. In the time it takes to blink, he scampers off down the hallway at FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Within seconds, a smalldog sized motorized rat prop made to look like a wind-up toy wheels into the room, with a remote-control-wielding Webb trailing close behind. He’s grinning — he clearly is excited. The upcoming production of “The Nutcracker” is highly anticipated. It’s a special production putting a Sarasota spin on the classic Nutcracker, telling the story of John Ringling. Made as a tribute, the production is a holiday gift for Webb’s patrons who have and continue to support Sarasota Ballet. Part of Webb’s goal for this celebration of Sarasota was to also corral the community. The ballet will be performed at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, the Sarasota Orchestra will be performing the score, and the Asolo Repertory Theatre will be helping construct the majority of the costumes. The conception of the program took place this time last year, when choreographer Matthew Hart was in town for “Tchaikovsky’s Ballet Fantasy,” a production meshing three Tchaikovsky stories into one ballet. But, last year wasn’t the first time the dream-team worked together — Webb and Hart’s working relationship dates back more than 20 years to when Hart was enrolled in the Royal Ballet School. During his stay last October at Webb’s home, Hart learned about Sarasota’s rich circus history. “He wanted a new ‘Nutcracker,’ but he also spoke to me about maybe doing a ballet that reflected Sarasota circus history,” Hart says. At that point, in Webb’s mind, these were two separate productions. “The Nutcracker” had been performed by Sarasota Ballet for years, in fact, the production’s set and costumes are about 12 years old. Webb needed a revitalized “The Nutcracker.” One night, when Hart and Webb got home

Classic to Circus Drosselmeyer — John Ringling Land of Snow — New York City Land of Sweets — Sarasota Dance of the Sweets — Circus diverts The Prince — Prince, a trapeze artist Sugar Plum Fairy — Sugar, a trapeze artist Snow King and Queen — Clara’s parents Snowflakes — Chorus line dancers Nutcracker — Ringmaster (John Ringling North) Clara Stahlbaum — Clara Stahlbaum Photos by Loren Mayo

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from dinner and settled in for the night, Hart had an epiphany. “Fifteen minutes later I hear footsteps coming down the stairs, and (Matthew) said, ‘I’ve come up with an idea: If you’re looking for a new ‘Nutcracker,’ why not have Drosselmeyer be John Ringling?’” Webb says. Webb hadn’t imagined a circus-themed “Nutcracker,” but thought it was “brilliant.” The idea quickly snowballed. “The next morning Matthew came up with more ideas, and then the afternoon, more ideas, and it kind of grew into this incredible production,” Webb says. There are so many parallels between the Ringling story and “The Nutcracker” that it has all fallen into place. For instance, the two nephews: the nephew in “The Nutcracker” and the role of John Ringling’s nephew, John Ringling North, who eventually took over the reins of his circus. In Sarasota Ballet’s production, the “Nutcracker” story stays true to the traditional one but plays off the Ringling history.

Christmas Tree Angel — Mable Ringling “I did a lot of reading and looking at pictures and going to the museum,” says Hart. Although this “Nutcracker” is circusthemed and set to the backdrop of 1930s prohibition, it uses a lot of the original components. For one, the score, to be performed by the Sarasota Orchestra, is Tchaikovsky’s original. Hart took only a few liberties with Lev Ivanhoff’s original steps from his famous pas de deux. And Hart even brings back some elements from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” that were lost — such as clowns. “It’s great, because the people who still want to see a traditional ‘Nutcracker’ are going to get it,” Hart says. But, instead of Clara running away to The Land of Sweets, she’ll run away with the circus and get whisked to Sarasota. The Nutcracker will be a ringmaster. The Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy will be trapeze artists named Prince and Sugar. The snowflakes will be Rockettes-inspired chorus-line dancers — of course, they’ll be in

Rehearsal of the tightrope scene 1930s art-deco, Chrysler-building-inspired costumes. Traditionally, the dance of the sweets, containing the Spanish, Arabian, Chinese, Russian and Marzipan dances, will instead be circus acts. “It’s so showy, it’s all about spectacle, and these quick numbers that really hit you in the eye,” Hart says about the original dance of sweets. “You’re constantly surprised and excited by the next number that comes on, and it works so beautifully with the idea of it being in the circus.” One of the acts was inspired by a guy who drops and pulls the sets backstage. “He showed me a photograph of his mother,” Webb says. “She’s en pointe with an umbrella on the tightrope.” This ballet isn’t dark — it’s sweet, magical, uplifting and fun, but it does play to some elements of sadness. “I always feel in Tchaikovsky’s scores, in general, there’s always a darkness underneath, there’s always something deeper, a bit painful,” Hart explains.

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By sticking to the classic score and the traditional “Nutcracker,” Hart has played with these undertones. They meld perfectly with Ringling’s story — the production is set a few years after Mable Ringling’s death. “As a fact, Drosselmeyer is a very lonely, single figure, you know?” Hart says. As Drosselmeyer gave to children, Ringling gave to Sarasota. Mable Ringling’s incorporation into the ballet, as the Christmas angel who repairs the Nutcracker, will be unique to this production. Instead of The Dance of Flowers, it will be a dance of roses, representing Mable Ringling’s great passion. It’s the biggest production the company has ever done. Every principal dancer will be on stage in a leading role; every apprentice, and the children of The Sarasota Ballet School, will be on stage as well. And Webb’s plans are to tour this production and, hopefully, one day perform it under a big top. “I hope everybody is as proud of it as I am,” Webb says.

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 Stringing the season together The Glenridge String Orchestra, a local adult amateur orchestra, has tapped three candidates to fill the conductor position — following in the footsteps of the Sarasota Orchestra, which is doing the same thing. The group has recorded two seasons together but found itself conductorless when its former conductor relocated last summer. Each candidate will direct one-third of the season, and the orchestra will vote at the end. GSO performs at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way. Violinist with Sarasota Orchestra Roxane Solowey will direct the holiday concert to take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12; violinist with Sarasota Orchestra Sean O’Neil will direct the winter concert to take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18; and violinist Dawn Stahler will direct the spring concert at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14.

 Writing ‘Nemo’ Sarasota Youth Opera has a unique opportunity. It will work with a librettist and composer who created a work specifically for its artists, “Little Nemo in Slumberland.” It’s an adaptation of a comic strip from 1911 and follows the story of a little boy who escapes to a dream world — with expanding beds and exploding cannons. Composer Daron Hagen and librettist J.D. McClatchy worked on commission with Sarasota Opera and will be able to guide their vision through to fruition while visiting Sarasota. I sat down with Hagen and McClatchy to ask them a few questions about the process. You can find the exclusive online story at YourOb- J.D. McClatchy and server.com. Daron Hagen

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 All in the Family Nearly two years ago, a friend told Observer Media Group’s own Emily Walsh that she must meet Bob King. So, Walsh and King met for breakfast and King, who has lived in Sarasota for 30 years, regaled Walsh with wonderful stories about his life and family. Then, when Bob King was proudly talking about his son, Scott King, who is a San Francisco-based diabetes scientist, Walsh realized why she and Bob King needed to meet — Scott served on the Paul Taylor Dance Company Board of Directors. Bob King then said that he would love to see Paul Taylor Dance Company perform in SRQ. Lucky for Bob King, Walsh’s sister, Kate Honea, is a principal ballerina with the Sarasota Ballet, and being a former member of the ballet company and staff herself, Walsh knew exactly who to call: Director Iain Webb. After introducing Bob King to Webb, the ball starting rolling and Webb met Scott and, voila — the Sarasota Ballet presented the Paul Taylor Dance Company this weekend and will perform Taylor’s “Company B” in November. And at the ballet afterglow on Friday night Webb and Scott King were talking about possible future collaborations. We’re hoping for more.

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together simulating the movements of the actual insects as if they were in a swarm. Suddenly the male pack falls victim to the charms of female fireflies that quickly take charge of the swarm with their sensual movements and finally dominate the flies in the finale. It’s a rarity in dance to see the females winning out, and it was ultimately amusing to watch. The program took a more metaphorical turn with Taylor’s newest piece, “The Uncommitted,” which is set to the beautiful music of Arvo Pärt: “Fratres,” “Mozart-Adagio,” “Ricercar” and “Summa.” Using the emotionally charged music, Taylor illuminates the human struggle of forming relationships through multiple solos. The dancers would come together on stage and repeatedly leave one person behind who would struggle with his or her loneliness and demonstrate that feeling with different dance moves representing despair, anger, loss and more. The final piece of the program was “Cascade” that, unfortunately, was an anticlimactic end to the show. It’s a beautiful piece with pretty costumes by Santo Loquasto and classic music by Johann Sebastian Bach, but it seemed like a better opening piece rather than closing. All together, the entire evening was a fabulous performance by the strong and technically great Paul Taylor dancers, which is a great teaser to the Sarasota Ballet’s November show when it will dance Paul Taylor’s “Company B.”. — Anna Dearing


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Trusted scholars behind Trustee Scholars Awards by Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor

Courtesy of Ringling College of Art and Design

The Trustee Scholars masterpiece: Audrey Gonzalez, Dehne Sibbernsen, Chitra Patel, Grant Duffrin, Sasha Sickles, Katarzyna Dybek, Andrew Schoneweis, Agneta Ramoskaite, Michael Victor Curtiss, Kendra Phillips, Walter Matthews and Dylan Johnston bernsen and Dylan Johnston were the two scholars selected to head not only the masterpiece project, but also plan the event’s program — each spending more than 120 hours to bring it all to life. “Everything that you see tonight was produced by a Ringling student,” says Sibbernsen. The intention was to show the progression of a student from a freshman to a senior master — hence, the unveiling of the masterpiece.

“It was like a class of its own,” Johnston says. The two Ringling scholars conceptualized the masterpiece, scouted the photo shoot location, contacted businesses to donate furniture, set up the shoot and planned the awards program. They oversaw every element and put their leadership skills to the test by directing a team of 10 crew members responsible for wardrobe, lighting design, makeup and photography.

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An invitation arrived in the mail for the 18th annual Trustee Scholar Awards. “Creating a Masterpiece” was inscribed across the front with framed silhouettes of 12 trustee scholars. It’s the kind of invitation that leaves an impression and piques curiosity — as did the actual program Oct. 17. In the ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, two large video screens sat on either side of a narrow stage filled with elegant and eclectic chairs staggered in three rows. Trustee scholars sat in each of these chairs and told their stories. Being named a trustee scholar is the highest honor at Ringling. These seniors are the cream of the crop, nominated by faculty based on talent, contributions and leadership. After each scholar told his story, part of the elegant curtained wall behind them dropped to reveal an 18-foot-by-12-foot photo of the group. In 18 years, this was the first time the students created something together. Past years featured individual photos of students, but nothing created by them as a collaboration. The concept for the masterpiece was for a group photo of the welldressed scholars to suggest the transformation that takes place at Ringling and to show the caliber of students the college produces. Ringling seniors Dehne Sib-

onto the third floor, which was originally off-limits and isn’t airconditioned. But the duo had a hand in the smaller photo shoot decisions, too. “Down to — who are we going to have with rose lips? … to whose bow-tie is tied, and whose isn’t tied?” Sibbernsen says. Johnston directed the team shooting the photos, setting up the lights and the designing and constructing the set. He also oversaw the 35 gigabytes of photos that resulted from the shoot. “I was art directing the shoot, but I was actually in the photo also,” Johnston says. “I had to run to look at the laptop and then get back in my spot.” There was a lot of running around during the two days and more than 30 hours the shoot took place. And they did it on top of attending class and working on their theses. Murmurs from the audience of “That was the best one yet,” “How neat!” and “Wait, students did this?” suggested the final result was worth the effort. “I kind of left my mark,” Johnston says. “I was really happy to do it; to be picked for this. It was a huge honor.” Sibbernsen nods his head in agreement. “How we took an idea and to see it come to full fruition, to see the manifestation of the whole idea ... ” Sibbernsen says trailing off. The students’ masterpiece speaks for itself.


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Foodies Devour Duck by Loren Mayo | Black Tie Editor

Thursday, Oct. 18

by June LeBell | Contributing Columnist | june@junelebell.com

Chef Steve Phelps has really done it this time. Last month, he drew Sarasota’s bacon addicts into his delicious food lair when he hosted the first of a series of culinary underground events called “The Pig, the Keg and the Egg,” during which he paired up with Chef Erin Bein of Station 400. Thursday, Oct. 18, Phelps and chef Derek Barnes of Derek’s Culinary Casual came together for “Duck, Duck, Goose.” The event was everything it was quacked up to be.

 Selva service sets the bar

Sarasota has many excellent restaurants for the variety of tastes among its citizens, but, in my book, Selva Grill wins the award for its combination of great cuisine and exceptional service. Having been out of town for part of the summer, we’d been away from Selva since last spring, but, when we made our reservation for dinner we not only got the table we requested (a banquette along the mural wall), we also wound up with Ivan, a young waiter we’d met only once before. Ivan Photo by June LeBell is an exceptional young Selva Grill waiter man. Ivan in front of He remembered what Selva’s mural wall we drank more than three months ago — Stoli blueberry vodka on the rocks for me and “an exceptionally-arid” Tanqueray gin martini, with a twist of lemon, straight up, with the ice on the side for my husband — and then proceeded to boggle us with his memory of some of our favorite dishes. How you’re treated in a restaurant is as important as the food and setting. And Selva seems to go out of its way to keep its staff happy and welltrained, so they do their very best for us. Ivan’s been at Selva for several years. He started there “polishing glasses” when he was still too young to serve the wine. Now, some years later, he’s a gracious part of Selva’s fine waitstaff, cheerful, available to serve but never hovering or in the way. It’s the Ivans of the world who keep us coming back to the great restaurants.

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from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Saturdays. Wine Manager James Shea invites guests to explore wines specially selected from Fleming’s “100 List,” paired with Fleming’s light fare. The cost is $25 per person, but, if you stay for dinner, you’ll receive a $25 dining credit.

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Meanwhile, MoZaic — the spectacular downtown restaurant shepherded by chef Dylan Elhajoui — is offering a place for you or your visitors to sleep! You read right. In addition to the incredible Southern French-Moroccan-Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in this romantic twostory restaurant, you may make a reservation for visiting family or friends to rent an adorable one-bedroom, one-bath, 700-plus-square-foot pied-a-terre that sleeps four right in the heart of downtown. Visitors who don’t feel like using the newlyequipped kitchen can call downstairs and order a sumptuous dinner from MoZaic, delivered and served in the privacy of their own apartment. This pad is beautifully decorated and features all the up-to-the minute electronic necessities including FIOS. And, you’re right around the corner from the Opera House and just a block from Florida Studio Theatre. Chef Dylan, by the way, is available to cook, host and serve specially-planned menus in your home or in one of the private rooms in the restaurant. We attended a fundraiser for the Sarasota Opera in a private home last year that was not only cooked by chef Dylan but also served, indoors and out, on original Moroccan tablecloths set up over authentic (and beautiful) Middle Eastern carpets. Chef Dylan brought his own crew, a belly-dancer and more than a dozen caftans, so the diners would feel as if they were nestled in an opulent gazebo in the desert .

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ď&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The gong is from China. It used to be inside, but everybody who came through felt they had to hit it. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outside, and at least theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re considerate of the neighbors.â&#x20AC;? ď&#x201A;&#x192; â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was at an antique shop and found an old brown walking stick. I painted it and had it framed in a box.â&#x20AC;?

ď&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a soft sculpture by Rukiya. She lives and works in New Orleans and created this doll as her reaction to Hurricane Katrina.â&#x20AC;?

ď&#x201A; â&#x20AC;&#x153;I live and work in Italy during the summers, and I did a few drawings in Italy. I came back and put them on various mediums and this one (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Loversâ&#x20AC;?) became my headboard.â&#x20AC;?

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“I like to find objects that I can paint on. I had this door framed and then I added the knobs and hung it on the wall.”   “I found the mirror in a frame shop and had the glass put in. At least 25 people are on the waiting list for it. Everybody walks in and says, ‘Oh! I want that mirror!’”

 “This chest comes from China. I studied art in 1993 with a Chinese master painter named Yeh Yung Yeh. When we met, I had to give him my name, so I said, ‘My name is Gale Fulton Ross,’ and he said ‘My name is Yeh Yeh.’ We went around and around for a while …”

 “The library is my favorite room in the house, because if I weren’t a visual artist, I would be a writer. In my next career, I will be a writer. My recreation is reading. I probably have 800 books in here.”

“The tray, the walking stick, the door — I do everything once.” 

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1 Select surface and prime You can patina any surface, so have fun. For our project, we stripped the material and hardware off of an old, moldy trunk we found by a dumpster (our favorite craft-supply store). Once we stripped all the material, we sanded it and primed it with Killz to get rid of any mildew and to prevent it from rotting in the future.

2 Coat with copper or metal paint The patina will need to be applied to wet metallic paint. The paint we use is by Sophisticated Finishes, and you can buy it in sets from any craft store. We used copper paint, but it also comes in bronze and brass. Apply one coat and let dry. Apply second coat and move on to next step before the paint dries.

 Shown are the Patina Green and Blue and the copper paint we used.

Patina

… is a green, blue or brown tarnish that appears on metallic surface, and is produced by oxidation and other chemical processes over time.

 Any surface — cement, plastic, glass, plaster, metal, wicker, paper or PVC — can use patina. We’ve tried and can highly recommend mirror frames, photo frames, birdhouses and planters.

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3 Apply patina solution (green and blue) This is where the magic happens. Make sure your copper paint is still wet. Fill the spray bottle with Patina Green solution and spray the entire surface. Use your cheap foam brush and apply the Patina Blue solution. We started at the top and allowed the Patina Blue to really drip. Over the next 15 minutes, the oxidation will happen right before your eyes.

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spray ...  Leslie Gnaegy applies the Patina Green using a spray bottle application.

 Leslie applies the Patina Blue using an inexpensive sponge.

4 Re-apply coPper paint where desired See the Gnaegy sisters We found it looks best if you go back through and fill some of the patinaed areas with copper paint. It really defines the green and blue rustic colors. Once it all dried, we reapplied the original trunk’s rusty hardware.

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5 prime project After three days (it takes this long for the patina to fully mature) seal the project. This will make it last and protect the patina from coming off on your hands and carpet. Using a sealer can change the texture and color, but it’s necessary protection.

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By Loren Mayo | Black Tie Editor As fairies fluttered and bees buzzed at the annual Safe Sex Halloween Bash Oct. 27, a black swan glared at everyone in her presence and two Mad Hatters struggled to keep their Alices in line.

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Tinkerbell was there on the arm of Peter Pan, Pac-Man kept his cool by wearing his sunglasses at night and Flo from Progressive Auto Insurance trotted after her husband and his pretty pink shake weights. The theme of this year’s

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Safe Sex Halloween Bash was “Deadtime Stories,” and it drew in several interesting storybook characters, such as creepy and gory dwarfs and a couple of frightening Little Red Riding Hoods. At midnight, Mademoiselle

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Miss Beneva Fruitville, you really outdid yourself this year. And so did Amy Williamson Miller, who created this gorgeous set of larger-than-life shiny gold wings for the drag queen’s Safe Sex Halloween Bash appearance. Miller used to design wings for Victoria’s Secret runway shows. The hot topic this week around Sarasota (unfortunately, BT can’t recall who told her this), and also an unusual bit of information, is that the VS runways are made Photos by Loren Mayo of glass because it Beneva Fruitville sparkles more and therefore produces better photos. However, the sparkle effect makes for an uncomfortable walking platform, because models tend to return to the dressing room with bloody feet.

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Endangered species … Mari Zevin was going on for at least five minutes about her costume at the Safe Sex Halloween Bash. Zevin said she was an “endangered species.” The costume, in which she attached everything from black lights and lace to a funky headpiece and feathers, took her two weeks to make. “Tonight I’m ‘human watching,’” Zevin said. “You know, instead of bird watching.” … Place to be … Jarred Wilson was so excited to Mari Zevin attend the PP bash that he flew all the way in from Texas … Um, who are you again? ... Safe Sex CoChairwoman Kimberly Mancini was cloaked in a gorgeous purple ensemble with a purple

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headpiece and said no one recognized her all night. The same goes for BT, who was dressed as an Avatar, and after snapping Marlena Ess’ photo, Ess came after her with her whip! … Baa, baa black sheep … There were so many men dressed in sheep costumes Saturday night that BT had trouble keeping track of whose photo she’d taken and whose she hadn’t … Hip, hip, hooray … John Mason had a wild weekend Oct. 19 through Oct. 21. Saturday night was CANDance, Sunday morning was the 60th birthday of Dennis Stover, Sunday evening was Ulla Searing's posthumous party and Monday morning  (bright and early, of course!) he had his right hip replaced …  Always a bridesmaid… Diana Kelly and Kimberly Manooshian both wore bridesmaid dresses to Oceanic Evening. Manooshian wore the dress she picked out for her own bridesmaids to wear — she loved it so much she purchased one for herself!

 She would have loved it

Philanthropist Ulla Searing, who died June 28, liked things done a certain way — her way — with propriety and elegance. And, although she might have raised a Viking eyebrow at the thought of a posthumous celebration of her centennial, she would have been delighted with the reality. The reception took place on the correct date – Oct. 21 — 100 years to the day from her birth. It was in a most appropriate venue – the Field Club. The menu (which included caviar and smoked salmon), the music and the mood were perfect. The guests included three out-of-towners: first-cousin-onceremoved Jeremy Ingpen and portfolio adviser G. Bruce Leib from New York and good friend Mark Fabray from East Hampton.

NEXT WEEK: Don’t miss the

Diversions cover story on Ulla Searing.

online See Black Tie’s blog, ‘About Last Night,’ at YourObserver.com.

Tribute Luncheon

Celebrating 30 Years of Service and honoring Rev. Don & Peg Roberts Friday, November 16, 2012 Dolphin Aviation, 11:30am - 1:30pm

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Nancy Bushnell, Co-Chairwoman Marilyn Hammond and Susan Bailey Dick and Lorraine Vitale

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Rob Satori

// An Authentic Italian Feast with the V Foundation // Thursday, Oct. 18, at Bella Roma Restorante

Board President Dr. Myra Rakoff and her husband, Ray

Jill and Joe Russo with Sherrie Satori

Thursday, Oct. 25, at Michael’s On East Benefiting Prospect House

Mary Kenealy-Barbetta and Joe Barbetta

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Dick Battles and Co-Chairwoman JoAnn Tomer

Jeanne Medawar and Amanda Michael

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Love and laughter rule the night in Shakespeare’s irresistable

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Sunday, Oct. 21, at Michael’s Wine Cellar Benefiting Sarasota Opera

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// Oceanic Evening //

Saturday, Oct. 27, at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Recognizing Mote Marine Aquarium’s founding director, Dr. Eugenie Clark, and Legacy Society charter members

Dr. Eugenie Clark and Jayne Gardiner

Judge Mark Singer and his wife, Linda

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No Child Should Go Without Healthcare Due to lack of space, the Children’s Health Clinic at the Glasser/Schoenbaum Center is unable to provide needed healthcare to many area newborns and children in need. We are asking for your help to build a 12,000 sq.ft. facility to accommodate an additional pediatrician as well as family care and nutritional programs.

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TAKE A TEST DRIVE! Don’t miss out on THE SOUNDS of THE WORLD around you! Schedule your NO-OBLIGATION test drive today!

If you are experiencing a loss, Center for Hearing is offering a risk-free one-week test drive of the newest hearing device technology during our twoday special event, November 8th 1st & 2nd. 9th. As our way of saying thanks for stopping by and allowing us to introduce you to better hearing, you will receive a $25 GIFT CARD to enjoy at your choice of Red Lobster or Olive Garden Restaurants.* *One-week instrument trial required to receive gift card. One per person/household. We are not affiliated with Red Lobster or Olive Garden. Their trademarks are owned by Darden Inc.

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