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by Roger Drouin | City Editor

Appeal against Goodwill denied The circuit judge’s decision allows construction of the 30,000-square-foot North Trail Goodwill to move toward a February open date.

Nick Friedman

Marilyn Gerkin and Jeff LaHurd

+ Historian turns back time

Sarasota Circuit Judge Lee Haworth’s recent ruling will keep the North Trail’s new Goodwill store on schedule to open in three months. The 30,000-square-foot Goodwill has been under construction for several months — despite an appeal filed in the 12th Judicial Sarasota Circuit Court by Robert Casella, a mem-

ber of a group of residents opposed to the project. Opposing residents say the store does not fit in the neighborhood’s zoning and would add nighttime truck traffic and noise. A court ruling favoring Casella could have required Goodwill to stop construction on the new center. Haworth, however, denied the ap-

peal in a ruling issued Wednesday, Nov. 14. The appeal was turned down because Casella did not have “standing” to appeal the Sarasota

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Sarasota historian Jeff LaHurd celebrated the release of his latest book Monday, Nov. 12, at Bookstore1Sarasota. The book, “The Rise of Sarasota,” takes a look at Ken Thompson’s service as city manager from 1950 to 1988, the longest in U.S. history. LaHurd’s book examines Thompson’s role in this period of great growth for the city.

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Back: Mayuko Seto and Priya Acharya Front: Mirai Mehta, Savannah Menough and Giles Treibly

+ Cultural celebration Students at NewGate School, an international Montessori school, celebrated its third annual International Children’s Day on Halloween. NewGate transformed into a cultural marketplace with presentations by students, parents and local and national performers. Some of the presentations included Chinese calligraphy, Chinese lantern making, native dances from India and historical lessons on places included the Czech Republic, France and Puerto Rico.

Liana Schlaybach paints in the garden at the sixth annual Children’s Reading and Art Day Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Sarasota Children’s Garden. Guests listened to music, explored the garden and painted in celebration of the importance of reading and art. For more photos, see page 3B.

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by Roger Drouin | City Editor

City Commission field takes shape One incumbent and five challengers have filed initial paperwork to run thus far. In the wake of the presidential election, the local field of City Commission candidates is taking shape. There are now a half dozen candidates vying for the two at-large seats to be filled during the upcoming March election.

Commissioner Terry Turner announced Nov. 15 that he will not seek re-election in March. Mayor Suzanne Atwell, the other incumbent with a seat to be filled in March, said she plans to run again. Meanwhile, the list of chal-

lengers grew to five, with Linda Holland, a real-estate broker and Gillespie neighborhood advocate, filing pre-qualification papers days before the presidential election, and Susan Chapman, an outspoken neighborhood advocate, filing just five days after Turner’s announcement. Kerry Kirschner, former mayor and executive director of the Argus Foundation, said in an inter-

view last week that he expected that Turner’s announcement would clear the way for additional challengers. Turner’s announcement came early; typically, incumbents wait until December to announce whether they will run again. If one more candidate files to run, the upcoming race could

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GOODWILL / FROM 1A Planning Board’s approval of the store, under construction at the corner of North Tamiami Trail and Mecca Drive. “There is no evidence in the record that Casella requested affected person status in accordance with the (Planning) Board’s procedure,” Judge Haworth wrote in his decision. Casella also did not meet the state’s standards for being an “affected person,” Haworth concluded. Haworth contended that Casella, who lives two blocks from the Goodwill construction site, would not be impacted by the project any more than the community as a whole. The decision means Goodwill will continue working toward an anticipated Valentine’s Day completion date. “There is a sense of relief,” said Veronica Miller, vice president of

CANDIDATES / FROM 1A mirror a 1990s City Commission election when seven candidates ran for office. “They were affectionately known as ‘the seven dwarfs,’” Kirschner said. Whoever is elected to the two open at-large seats will have some tough decisions to make involving difficult budget years ahead, a troubled lift-station project and the city’s pension system, Kirschner said. Atwell said in an interview last week that she was in the middle of filing paperwork for her re-election bid. “I’ve come to the conclusion that this is exactly what I want to do,” Atwell said. “I am very much

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the foundation at Goodwill Manasota, “relief for many parties involved: the developer, dedicated supporters, people looking for jobs and our staff.” Miller said the store will transfer 53 workers from another store that is closing, on the North Trail, and create an additional 13 jobs. In addition to providing new jobs in the community, an onsite Job Connection employment center will help people find area employment. The center will also house GED classes. Casella’s appeal was filed with the Sarasota Circuit Court Feb. 27. The appeal was the high-tide effort of nearby residents in the Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores neighborhood who were opposed to the Goodwill center and were upset that the Planning Board approved the project. Residents also formed the group Citizens for Responsible North Trail Development. Despite the pending appeal,

Goodwill Manasota broke ground on the Goodwill center in April. Goodwill knew the risk going forward and signed an agreement with the city in March agreeing to not hold the city accountable if the court decision forced it to halt the project. Casella said he plans to meet with some neighbors and closely read the judge’s decision to determine if he will appeal the ruling or accept the conclusion. “Basically, we lost on a technicality, rather than the merits of the case,” Casella said. “It is a dangerous intersection there. (The Goodwill) is basically a truck-distribution center for five or six other stores.” In Haworth’s ruling, the judge wrote that Casella’s argument that the project did not fit in the North Trail zoning and that the store would produce excessive traffic impacts “did not constitute competent substantial evidence.”

looking forward to running again.” Atwell said she would like to keep momentum going in a possible second term on redevelopment, including efforts in the Rosemary District and on the North Trail. “I think it is a new day in Sarasota,” Atwell said, noting that a new city manager, police chief and future finance director create an opportunity for city staff to work in collaboration. Turner has held an at-large commissioner seat since 2009. “I do feel a continuing obligation to serve,” Turner said in a press release. “However, family and business obligations require my time and attention. Experience has shown that I cannot give these obligations the attention

they deserve while serving the citizens as a city commissioner.” Turner said the city needs “commissioners with a solid grounding in finance and budgeting” as it faces more tough budgets ahead. Chapman, the most recent challenger, served on the Planning Board from 2008 to the present. Holland owns a residential property-management company. Holland filed pre-qualification paperwork to run for the upcoming March race just days before the presidential election. Holland filed Nov. 3 for the upcoming race. She will be running against four other challengers in the March 2013 election: Chapman, Richard Dorfman, the Rev. Kelvin Lumpkin and Pete Theisen.

national award

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by Roger Drouin and Alex Mahadevan | Staff Writers

$1 million wetland restoration planned Sarasota County seeks contractors to restore wetlands in Red Bug Slough Preserve.

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From left, a Tricolored Heron at Red Bug preserve, the pond at the park, and an Osprey flying over the pond. A diversity of native plants planned for Red Bug Slough could increase the number of otters, owls, wood ducks, hawks, herons and ospreys.

Inside Red Bug Slough Formerly known by some locals as Skeeters’ Drain, Red Bug Slough preserve, nestled south of Proctor Road and west of Beneva Road, is one of several recently acquired natural lands in Sarasota County. The land was purchased in

2000 and 2001 through the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program, with funding assistance provided by Florida Communities Trust. The preserve is open to the public, with access at 5200 Beneva Road.

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Soon, the resident otters of Red Bug Slough will have a cleaner place to play. As part of a $1 million habitat restoration project, Sarasota County will restore portions of wetlands within the 72-acre preserve. The restoration project will remove invasive flora, create additional habitat for birds and wildlife — including the otters — and improve the flow and natural filtration of water in a drainage basin that ultimately feeds into Sarasota Bay and was partially dredged in the early 1900s. “Red Bug Slough is a 600acre drainage basin,” said Matt Preston, project manager with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), which is funding about half of project’s cost. “That much acreage drains into Phillippi Creek, then Roberts Bay and, eventually, into Sarasota Bay.” Although the project won’t ensure 100% pristine water, it will improve water quality and flow. “It is the type of restoration project that can make an impact,” Preston said. “If we get enough of these projects, there is a cumulative effect.” Another nearby waterwayimprovement project is under way in Phillippi Creek, and a $2.9 million project was recently completed at Alligator Creek. Restoration work at Red Bug Slough is slated to start this summer and will take about a year to complete. The price tag of the project outlined in the 2013 fiscal year includes $691,000 for construction, with $500,000 available from SWFWMD, and the matching remaining funds borrowed against penny tax revenue. "Environmental projects do

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create jobs, but that (knowledge) doesn't trickle down to the public," said Sarasota County Environmental Specialist Kris Fehlberg, who oversaw the design aspect of the Red Bug Slough restoration. For Fehlberg, there are fewer projects like the Red Bug Slough restoration within the county than she would like to see. The county budget is still tight from the recent recession, although grant money, such as SWFWMD

reserves, remains available. But the main goal of the project, Fehlberg said, is to improve the water quality of the particular wetland system, which includes planting a diverse set of native aquatic flora. Adding native aquatic plants that filter water is cheaper than artificial solutions and can remove up to 99% of heavy metals from the targeted waterway, Fehlberg said. Those metals include nutrients such as

nitrogen and phosphorous (phosphates), which have been connected to elevated levels of Karenia brevis, the organism that causes red tide. “The funny thing is that nature has been doing it for a long time,” said Fehlberg. “And we’ve found low-cost methods that make a huge difference.” The contractor chosen for the project, which targets 10 acres within Red Bug Slough, will do all of the planting and replace

aged or corroded pipelines that connect the wetland with other systems. When the project is complete, water will flow slower through Red Bug and receive more exposure to aquatic plants that will filter the water. The new flora will remove phosphates from stormwater runoff while slowing the water’s flow into the preserve, as well. The county wants the species planted by the contractor to be diverse so the new plants are more likely to survive, Fehlberg said. The number of otters, owls, osprey, wood ducks and redshouldered hawks and herons living in Red Bug Slough could increase because of that diversity. In other areas the county has restored, there have been between 50% and 100% increases in the number and diversity of species in the defined boundaries, Fehlberg said. The increase starts with the new plants and moves up through the food chain. As insects proliferate in the restored habitat, birds have a greater amount and wider variety of food, and predators have more prey to pursue. County Parks and Recreation manager George Tatge said informal restoration efforts are more frequent countywide and less expensive than those projects at Red Bug Slough and Phillippi Creek. These include county staff removing invasive species, such as Brazilian pepper, from the mangrove system at Turtle Beach Park. It’s not known if the wetlands targeted by the Red Bug restoration will return the preserve to its pre-developed state — which is the definition of a formal restoration — but Tatge said the thoroughly planned and coordinated Red Bug restoration is “absolutely exciting.”


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+ City finalizes Circle parking changes The city of Sarasota will be making some parking changes on St. Armands Circle, with some of the changes coming before Thanksgiving Day. City Commissioners unanimously voted Monday to make four major changes on the Circle that would ease parking restrictions that merchants said had driven away customers. The changes mark a return to a method of parking enforcement on the Circle that was in place before an increase in enforcement in March. In addition to easing current parking enforcement, an extra 200 unrestricted on-street parking spaces will be added on the Circle, primarily for the use of employees and residents. The changes include: eliminating parking enforcement after 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday; eliminating parking enforcement on Saturdays; removing “box” parking lines around the Circle; adding 200 extra parking spaces on the Circle. City workers already began removing the “box” parking lines Sunday evening, and city Parking Manager Mark Lyons expected that project to be completed by Thanksgiving Day.

+ Board approves Ringling Walmart The Sarasota Planning Board approved a Walmart Supercenter proposed for Ringling Boulevard Wednesday, Nov. 14. The 97,000-square-foot project will now go to the City Commission for a final vote. If the City Commission approves the project, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

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Community Workshop — 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, City Hall, Room 212, 1565 First St., Sarasota.

plans to demolish the existing plaza and build the store in its place. The Ringling Shopping Center lost its anchor tenant in October 2011 when Publix Super Markets Inc. closed as the plaza’s anchor tenant. The store would include general merchandise, a pharmacy, deli, produce and groceries.

+ Thanksgiving service changes and closures City of Sarasota trash collection schedules will be modified for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no waste collection Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22.  The schedule for collection will be as follows: Thursday garbage, recycling and yard-waste collection will occur Friday, Nov. 23. Regularly scheduled Friday garbage, recycling and yard-waste collection will occur Saturday, Nov. 24. City of Sarasota administration offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. All offices will re-open Monday, Nov. 26.

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Eight firms vie for downtown Planners make presentation Funding sources, ranging from state funding to federal parking garage project grants, are available for building streetcar systems. A selection committee is scheduled to narrow the list of construction/engineer firms at the end of the month. A public parking garage on State Street is moving ahead. The city has received applications from eight engineering/construction teams vying to build the project, and that list should be narrowed by the end of the month. In addition to providing parking one block from mid-Main Street, the project could also add retail space or residential units. Other possible options discussed include: a top-deck pavilion roof with solar panels and a public park, and an open air-type farmers market on the first floor of the structure. Whichever firm the city chooses will design and construct the project. A selection committee, comprised of city staff, is scheduled to meet Nov. 27. At the meeting, the committee will likely narrow down the list of eight firms to three. Then, the committee will interview the shortlist of companies. The chosen firm will have a period of time to negotiate a contract with the city, and the details will be ironed out. “That is where we will start to vet how many parking spaces, how many floors, how much mixed use or retail,” Sarasota City Planner Steve Stancel said. Commissioners will have final approval of the project plans. In 2010, the city reached an agreement with Pineapple Square, when it acquired the 43,700-square-foot lot on which the city is required to build at least a 300-space parking garage within four years. The city must have the garage built by February 2015. The city���s park-

Fort Lauderdale is on track to become one of the next cities to have a streetcar running through its downtown. The East Coast city of 165,000 residents has secured funding — including $30 million in federal funding, $18 million in a Department of Transportation grant and $35 million in state funding — to construct the $125 million streetcar network. The 2.7-mile streetcar is being called “The Wave.” Construction is scheduled to start in 2014, with the streetcar opening in December 2015. At a public meeting Thursday, Nov. 15, at City Hall, Michael Chen, a planner with Tindale-Oliver & Associates Inc., described Fort Lauderdale’s planned streetcar to show that funding, from state funding to federal grants, is available for streetcars. The city of Sarasota has been flirting with the concept of bringing a shorter streetcar route to downtown. A fixed-rail streetcar project would have much more of an economic-development impact than a bus-type trolley system, planning consultants said at the meeting. “It is a reliable magnet to attract growth and development,” Chen said of streetcar networks. One of three possible streetcar routes through downtown Sarasota has the potential to spur $8.9 million in additional ad valorem tax over a 10-year period, according to estimates from Tindale-Oliver. That route loops through the Rosemary District. Chen was one of three consultants to present at last week’s meeting, held to discuss the possibility of a downtown circulator with the public. Much of the discussion at the meeting, attended by about 50 residents, centered on the possibility of a streetcar through downtown Sarasota. Two recent events might impact the avail-

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ing master plan in 2005 also identified the State Street lot as a priority designation for a garage. The site is currently home to a 139 parking-space lot. The city has set aside $7.29 million in tax-increment financing for the project.  Mayor Suzanne Atwell said the parking garage is an important element for the blocks near mid-Main. Atwell said a residential component could fit in the project. “Part of the equation is getting people to live downtown,” Atwell said. Atwell is also interested in the concept of an open air merchants-or farmers market-type setting on the first floor and a top deck with a public park space. “At one point, I would love to have an event on a green roof of a building downtown,” the mayor said.

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The next step in Tindale-Oliver & Associates Inc.’s preliminary study is to make a recommendation to the City Commission.

ability of such funding, though — including President Barack Obama’s re-election. “I believe this administration and Congress will continue to fund transit,” Chen said. Hurricane Sandy, meanwhile, has damaged a good portion of the public transportation system throughout the Northeast, which comprises about 30% of public transit nationwide, and necessary repairs could possibly lessen the pot of money available for new projects, Chen said. The next step in Tindale-Oliver’s preliminary study is to schedule several more public workshops. “There will be a couple more presentations and more interaction with the public,” said Michael English, urban planner with Tindale-Oliver. After the public process, the planning firm will make a recommendation to the City Commission about whether the city should further study and pursue a streetcar project downtown.

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Sarasota County has employees temporarily working to maintain median and right of way landscaping across the county, in places where contractors have neglected upkeep on streets such as Canal Road on Siesta Key. The county may create permanent mowing and landscaping positions and will hire as many as 28 temporary employees for mowing jobs that contractors were unable to handle, said County Facilities Director Spencer Anderson. County staff or the contractor in the north urban zone will tackle Canal Road by early December, he said. Bloomings Landscape and Turf Management abandoned a single mowing contract that covered the entire county earlier this year. Anderson said they might be split further before long-term contractors are selected.

Sarasota County Clerk of the 12th Circuit Court Judge Lee Haworth issued the order Nov. 14 in an Islandside Property Owners Coalition declaratory relief action that challenged the town’s code changes. Future changes to the town’s code and Comprehensive Plan must occur and will be performed after the town hires a planning consultant, which could happen as soon as next month. Community meetings with that consultant will be held to gauge how the island wants to face future redevelopment challenges through its codes.

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One of Sarasota’s finest earns world barrel-racing title After only three years of competing, Sarasota police officer Kurt Dever recently took first in his division at the National Barrel Horse Association World Finals — an achievement many lifelong riders never see. After finishing a 12-hour shift as a Sarasota police officer, 25year veteran Kurt Dever hangs up his uniform, changes into riding clothes and hits the trails with his partner: a 16.1-hand racehorse named Dallas. “It’s a perfect way to relieve stress after work,” he says. “There’s a lot of bonding that goes on between you and the horse. You build a lot of trust.” Dever says this trust plays a big role in developing the horse/ rider bond that’s important in his after-work hobby — barrel racing, a rodeo event that challenges riders to complete a cloverleaf pattern around stationary barrels in the fastest time. The bond between Dever and Dallas was evident in his recent victory at the National Barrel Horse Association World Finals in Perry, Ga. After only competing in the sport for three years, Dever qualified for the championships and took first place in his division — a rare accomplishment, even for lifelong riders.

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The son of a jockey, Dever spent much of his life around horses, and he competed in rodeo events throughout high school. After getting married, his hobby fell by the wayside — until a few years ago. “I probably hadn’t ridden in 30 years,” says Dever. “My

Kurt Dever shows off his championship belt buckle next to his horse, Dallas, who is officially registered as Here’s Mud in Your Eye. daughter got into barrel racing, and she talked me into doing it with her. I thought it would be a fun way for us to spend time together.” Typically a female-dominated

sport, Dever says he’s received some teasing from people who don’t understand the level of skill barrel racing requires. With winning runs decided by hundredths of a second, riders must

have a mastery of their horse and the ability to make splitsecond decisions. “It’s almost like a rollercoaster ride,” says Dever. “Everything happens quickly, and it’s a lot

harder than it looks. I tell people they’re welcome to come try riding if they want. Nobody’s ever taken me up on it.” Dever says although this particular rodeo event was new to him, he’s found a lot of similarities between his new hobby and his high school rodeo days. “It’s kind of the same,” he says. “There’s a lot of pressure, and you’re dealing with an animal, so you have to perform well together. The adrenaline is definitely there; it’s a fast sport.” Dever found that he had a natural talent for barrel racing, and he and his daughter have enjoyed competing together over the past few years. This year, Dever earned enough points at competitions throughout the season to qualify for the 20th annual world championships. Going into the event, he says he tried to stay calm and focused and remember why he got into the sport in the first place: to bond with his daughter and relax after work. Luckily, Dever says he and Dallas both performed at the top of their game, and, much to his surprise, he walked away with a world title. “You can definitely over think it,” he says. “But I just left him alone and let him do the job. I was ecstatic when I won. People ride their whole lives and never win something like that.”

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The first official Thanksgiving Our heritage is important. It has shaped who we are as a nation and a people. It gives us a foundation and a compass for what we do. That’s why we often devote this space in the week of Thanksgiving to historical reminders of our past and roots. Some of you may remember that what follows appeared on this page Nov. 22, 2007. It’s the story of George Washington proclaiming the new nation’s first official Thanksgiving Day:

example, resolved on Nov. 19 that the chaplain ‘to this House, be accordingly requested to perform divine service, and to preach a sermon in the Capitol, before the General Assembly, suitable to the importance and solemnity of the occasion, on the said 26th day of November.’” Most newspapers printed the proclamation and announced plans for public functions in honor of the day, according to Abbot and Twohig. Many “Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four churches celebrated by soliciting men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner donations for the poor. rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our The story of the Pilgrims’ first Washington’s secretary, Tobias labors. Thanksgiving in October 1621 Lear, wrote to John Rodgers, They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a in Plymouth, Mass., used to pastor of the two Presbyterian little help beside, served the company almost a week. be a history lesson that most churches in New York City, on At which time, amongst other recreations, we exercised Americans learned in elementary Nov. 28, that “by direction of the our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and school. President of the United States I among the rest their greatest King Massasoit, with some The short version is that have the pleasure to send you $25 ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and thanks to the advice of the Indian to be applied toward relieving feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which Squanto (use fish as fertilizer), the poor of the Presbyterian they brought to the plantation and bestowed on our the Pilgrims’ corn crop proved Churches. A paragraph in governor, and upon the captain and others. bountiful that fall. So they the papers mentioned that a And although it be not always so plentiful as it was celebrated their first harvest with contribution would be made for this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so feasting, games and prayer, an that purpose on Thanksgiving far from want that we often wish you partakers of our English custom. Day; as no opportunity offered plenty.” Edward Winslow, one of the of doing it at that time, and not Edward Winslow, leaders of the Pilgrim settlement knowing into whose hands the Mourt’s Relation, 1622, Plymouth, Mass. at Plymouth, Mass., described money should be lodged which that feast in his diary (see box). might be given afterward … The But less known than the first President of the United States congressional disagreements over the feast, and yet equally important, has directed me to send it to is how the designation of Thanksgiving Day separation of church and state. you, requesting that you will be so good “Why should the president direct the by our first president, George Washington, as to put it into the way of answering people to do what, perhaps, they have no came about. the charitable purpose for which it is mind to do?” Tucker said. “They may not be intended.” Washington’s proclamation started with inclined to return thanks for a Constitution a proposal in Congress from Rep. Elias Washington enclosed the Thanksgiving until they have experienced that it Boudinot of Burlington, N.J., on Sept. 25, proclamation in his Circular to the promotes their safety and happiness. We do Governors of the States, written Oct. 3, 1789. Boudinot offered a resolution that a joint committee of both Houses be directed not yet know, but they may have reason to 1789, in New York: “I do myself the honor to be dissatisfied with the effects it has already enclose to your Excellency a Proclamation to ask that Washington recommend “to produced; but whether this be so or not, the people of the United States a day of for a general Thanksgiving, which I must it is a business with which Congress have public thanksgiving and prayer to be request the favor of you to have published nothing to do; it is a religious matter, and, observed by acknowledging, with grateful and made known in your State in the way as such, is proscribed to us. hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty and manner that shall be most agreeable to “If a day of thanksgiving must take place, God, especially by affording them an yourself.” let it be done by the authority of the several opportunity peaceably to establish a ••• States,” Tucker said. Constitution of government for their safety Thanks to little known Rep. Elias But citing the Bible and resolutions of and happiness.” Boudinot and greater known George the Continental Congress, the proponents The House was not unanimous on Washington, we, as a nation, have this of a Thanksgiving celebration prevailed. the resolution. Historians W. W. Abbot important, lasting tradition. The Senate also agreed to the resolution, and Dorothy Twohig, in “The Papers of But the story of Washington’s delivering a joint resolution to President George Washington, Presidential Series” Thanksgiving Day proclamation serves Washington on Sept. 28. (1993), quoted Rep. Aedanus Burke of as another important reminder: of our On Oct. 3, 1789, Washington issued the South Carolina, saying he “did not like nation’s umbilical ties to God. Washington proclamation (see box below), designating this mimicking of European customs, made 12 references to God in his a day of prayer and thanksgiving. where they made a mere mockery of proclamation. According to historians Abbot and thanksgivings.” This is our heritage. We are not a secular, Twohig, “Whatever reservations may have Rep. Thomas Tudor Tucker of South God-less nation. And that’s why, on been held by some public officials, the Carolina thought the House had no Thanksgiving Day, so many of us in the USA day was widely celebrated throughout business to interfere in a matter that did happily give thanks to God. not concern it, hinting at one of the earliest the nation. The Virginia assembly, for Happy Thanksgiving. — MW

THE FIRST OFFICIAL THANKSGIVING: GEORGE WASHINGTON’S 1789 PROCLAMATION WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANKSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:” NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and assign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was,

that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish Constitutions of government for our sasety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleased to confer upon us. And also, that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and

supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in publick or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us); and to bless them with good governments, peace and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best. GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor: I am a small-business owner in Southside Village, and I must say I’m quite disturbed by the articles that have been written in the last six weeks about the parking challenges on St. Armands Circle. We, too, have the same challenges, except that St. Armands has two nice-sized parking lots; downtown has parking lots and a parking garage — Southside has none. Our lack of parking spaces is ridiculous. St. Armands has three-hour parking; most other areas have two-hour parking. The change in enforcement from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. is detrimental to our merchants, as well. With only on-street parking and a two-hour limit, it discourages customers from browsing Southside Villages’ businesses. After enjoying one of our restaurants or having your hair cut and colored (a two-hour process), no time is left for shopping. We are all independent small businesses just asking the city to stop policies that discourage more commerce. I, for one, would like to know why St. Armands is so important when the other areas in town are fighting the same losing battles? Per the article published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Nov. 7, commissioners acknowledged a

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11 a.m. — 2100 block Benjamin Franklin Drive. Miscellaneous. A man from Panama City stayed at a motel and paid for the stay in advance using a check. The check was never verified during the man’s stay, and after he checked out of the motel, the check was returned for insufficient funds.

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8 p.m. — 1800 block Wisteria Street. Burglary of a Vehicle. An unknown person stole an Apple Macbook Pro that was left in the vehicle on the passenger’s seat of a vehicle. An officer spoke with neighbors to see if they observed anything suspicious and checked a database of pawn-shop items, but were unable to find the computer.

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8 p.m. — 300 block St. Armands Circle. Burglary. During an art fair, an unknown person entered a vendor’s tent and stole a painting valued at $2,000. The suspect is believed to have gained entry either by unzipping the front door to the tent or by crawling under a small opening at the rear of the tent. The suspect also stepped on another painting and burned another one. A similar incident occurred at the same time to another vendor. Officers photographed the scene and collected items to be processed for fingerprints.

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LATE-NIGHT PROBLEM

10:40 a.m. — 1400 block Fifth Street. Patrol Request. A business owner called police about transients hanging around her business late at night and early in the morning. She said they drink and smoke and requested extra patrol around the business.

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9 a.m. — 1400 block 16th Street. Dispute. A resident called police to report that another resident spit on her. The incident happened earlier in the day, and the woman who was spit on was upset about it. The spitter told police that she got upset because the other resident was bothering her, so she spit on her.

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THURSDAY, NOV. 22 Turkey Trot 5K and 10K — takes place at 8 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts. Presented by ALSO Out Youth, this race begins at the Hyatt and continues over the Ringling Bridge. Cost is $30 and includes registration, chip timing, breathable tech shirt and finishers’ party at the Hyatt. Call 953-1234. Thanksgiving Day Choral Mass — takes place at 10 a.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave. The clergy and parish family of the church invite the entire community to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a special choral Mass. A collection of nonperishable food will be made to help feed the hungry in our community through the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program. Free. Call 955-4263. Thanksgiving Dinner — takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Michael Parish Hall, 5394 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key. Enjoy a traditional dinner at St. Michael the Archangel. Free. Donations will go to charity. Call 3120988.

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St. Martha Catholic Church joins Temple Emanu-El for luncheon Members of St. Martha Catholic Church traveled Saturday, Nov. 17, to Temple Emanu-El for its annual interfaith luncheon. Members enjoyed a presentation from Sarasota police officer Tom Solomon about current events and interfaith relations. “This luncheon kicks off a spirit of cooperation and mutual love,” said Rabbi Brenner Glickman.

FRIDAY, NOV. 23 Annual Tree Lighting — takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Selby Five Points Park. The annual holiday kickoff and tree lighting will take place, followed by shopping and street carolers. Free.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 Gershwin and Friends Keyboard Conversations — takes place at 8 p.m. at the Jewish Federation of SarasotaManatee, 580 McIntosh Road. Gershwin and Friends features “Rhapsody in Blue,” Aaron Copland’s humorous, “Cat and the Mouse,” Scott Joplin’s “Wall Street Rag,” Edward MacDowell’s tender, “To a Wild Rose,” and the Sarasota premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s unpublished “Meditation on a Wedding.” Cost is $30. Call 371-4546, Ext 106.

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THURSDAY, November 22, 2012

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Sarasota resident Srinivas Kadiyala joined the Sarasota International Cricket Club 10 years ago and developed a camaraderie with about 40 other members who share a common passion for cricket. The club will host its annual Sarasota Six-A-Side Festival Nov. 21 to Nov. 25, bringing clubs from across the world together.

The Sarasota International Cricket Club, which is home to about 40 members, will host its annual Sarasota Six-A-Side Festival. SARASOTA — Srinivas Kadiyala sat back and watched in sheer disbelief, as his fellow batsmen fell victim to the bowler’s speed and precision. Recognizing his own limitations, the Sarasota resident grabbed his bat as his turn approached and began the trek out to the pitch. But, rather than taking his place in front of the wicket, Kadiyala walked over to the professional bowler and gave him a few friendly words of advice. “I said, ‘Sir, I’m in awe of how beautiful (of a bowler) you are, but I don’t have the reaction skills (to keep up with you),’” Kadiyala says with a laugh. “I realized then how much different of a skill set it is.” A native of India, Kadiyala grew up playing cricket on street corners, and it was during those friendly sessions

with family and friends that Kadiyala discovered a sport that has since become a way of life. “Cricket is nostalgic,” Kadiyala says. “I began playing it when I was a kid, and I saw how it was played and the spirit of the game. It’s fun.” Cricket is similar to baseball in that it is a bat-and-ball game between two teams of 11 players on a field. A 22-yard pitch lies in the middle of the field where the batsman tries to hit the ball to score runs while the bowler tries to throw off the batsman with his speeding and timing. A run is scored if the batsman hits the ball with his bat and is able to run to the opposite end of the pitch and touch the crease without being dismissed. The team with the most runs after both teams

have batted wins the game. Ten years ago, Kadiyala joined the Sarasota International Cricket Club through which he has since developed camaraderie with about 40 other individuals who all share a similar passion for the sport. Through the Sarasota International Cricket Club, members have the opportunity to travel the world playing the game they love while also meeting players from other clubs, as well as players from professional leagues who often stop by when passing through the area. “Cricket is a way of life,” Kadiyala says. “You meet people from all walks of life who come because of their love of the game. We have people from as far away as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.”

This week, the Sarasota International Cricket Club once again will open its lawn for the annual Sarasota Six-A-Side Festival. Cricket clubs from across the world will vie for the coveted Festival Shield during the festival, which begins Nov. 21. “We all share this bond of cricket,” Kadiyala says. “We pride ourselves on being good hosts, and we all have such a good time.” The Sarasota International Cricket Club is unique in that it does everything from construction to maintenance and yard work. There’s not a day that goes by that one of the members, including Kadiyala, who regularly mows the lawn, among other tasks, isn’t at the club making sure the club is being maintained. “The people are the real reason why the club flourishes,” Kadiyala says. “It’s a real community effort. This place is a labor of love.” The Sarasota International Cricket Club is open yearround; however, the season typically runs from late September or early October through May, with teams from across the world visiting from January through March. “It’s amazing to be in the presence of greatness,” Kadiyala says. “There’s a parade of international cricket players who come from all parts of the world to visit, and it’s just humbling to see them.” Games are typically played Saturdays and Sundays, and members come together to share an afternoon of cricket, conversation and camaraderie. “It’s very enjoyable to spend the day out here,” Kadiyala says. “It’s a very intellectual and diverse group of people. The diversity really makes a big influence. “We may be legends in our own mind, but what we lack in talent we more than make up for in enthusiasm,” Kadiyala says. For more information on the Sarasota International Cricket Club, visit sarasotacricket. com.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012

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Lady Thunder tennis star signs with Gamecocks Caroline Dailey, a senior at ODA, signed a national letter of intent Nov. 16 to play tennis for the University of South Carolina. tional (college recruiting) route, so it was really huge for me to find a coach who could look past all of that and see my potential as a player.” Dailey chose South Carolina over the University of Notre Dame, Ohio State University, the University of Illinois and Florida State University. “Thanks to everyone at Outof-Door Academy for preparing and supporting Caroline, as she begins the transition into the next big stage in her life,” South Carolina coach Kevin Epley says. “It is obvious that she is wellloved and respected there, and we at the University of South Carolina feel fortunate to have such a strong, ambitious and talented young lady join our squad.” During her time at ODA, Dailey, who earned the nickname C.O.D., which stands for Championships On Delivery, from Athletic Director Brett Timmons, won three consecutive women’s singles state titles before taking last season off to focus on national and international tournaments. Since then, Dailey has become one of the nation’s elite tennis players and is currently ranked 1,158th in the WTA rankings. And, with her senior year now upon her, Dailey is thinking of

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Out-of-Door Academy senior Caroline Dailey signed a national letter of intent to play tennis for the University of South Carolina during a school-wide assembly Nov. 16. returning to ODA’s girls tennis team one final time to try and help the Lady Thunder win a team state title. “We are so proud to be a part of (her) life, and we thank you (her) for sharing (her) true self with us,” ODA tennis coach Noel Dougherty says. Dailey then will head off to

South Carolina, where she says she is looking forward to the challenges that come from being a part of a collegiate athletic program in the hopes of taking her one step closer to fulfilling her lifelong dream of being a professional tennis player. “It’s going to be an entirely new atmosphere,” Dailey says.

“(ODA) is small, and I’ve (always) had its support. (South Carolina) is going to be a lot bigger, but tennis will allow me to still have that small atmosphere and support group. I’m just excited to be somewhere else and start fresh.” Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@yourobserver.com.

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SARASOTA —  Caroline Dailey refuses to take the easy way out. Over the past five years, The Out-of-Door Academy senior has developed into one of the nation’s elite tennis players and, yet, she still finds time to attend high school, homecoming dances, after-school activities and to maintain her social obligations — all while dealing with the pressures that come from being a player of her caliber. But, Dailey’s coaches say the drive, determination and dedication she has to her sport, her academics and her ODA community are by no means “normal.” “Caroline would rather be good than have a number by her name,” says Mike Wilson, Dailey’s personal tennis coach. Dailey’s hard work and ability to make the abnormal seem normal paid off Nov. 16, when she signed a national letter of intent to play tennis for the University of South Carolina. With her parents, Lisa and Peter Dailey, and her coach by her side, Dailey made her college intentions known in front of her classmates during an assembly in the school’s Petrik Thunderdome. “It’s incredible,” Dailey says. “I’ve been working for this my entire life. I didn’t take the tradi-

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+ Sailors finish fourth at Class 3A state meet

goals. Owen Han had four saves.

+ Blazers top Pirates in overtime play

The Sarasota High boys crosscountry team finished fourth at the Class 3A Cross-Country Meet Nov. 17, in Tallahassee. Zackery Summerall finished 14th in 16:00.28 to pace the Sailors. Courtland Bernard finished 18th in 16:03.37, and Adam Bradtmueller was 28th in 16:12.86. Angelina Grebe finished 16th in 19:01.39 to lead the Lady Sailors who finished 13th overall.

The Sarasota Christian School boys basketball team defeated Braden River 83-80 in overtime of a Preseason Classic game Nov. 11, at Cardinal Mooney. Henry Ford led the Blazers with 31 points. Blake Morrow had 24 points and Sean Kerrigan added 10 points. Zacheriah Kendall and Trevon Young led the Pirates with 18 and 17 points, respectively.

+ Riverview blanks North + Cardinal Mooney Port in district action roars past Manatee The Riverview High girls soccer

team improved to 4-2 on the season with a 3-0 victory over North Port in district action Nov. 14. Senior Kasey Gamble scored the Lady Rams’ first goal off an assist by junior Katy Mixon. In the second half, Kj Davidson-Turner scored a pair of goals off of assists by Mixon and Madison Buscemi. Goalkeeper Stephanie Tabar recorded four saves before turning the net over to Gamble who had three saves. Riverview returns to action tomorrow night at Palm Harbor University.

+ Thunder posts backto-back shutouts

The Out-of-Door Academy boys soccer team defeated Admiral Farragut Academy 2-0 Nov. 14. Bryan Kirshe scored one goal, and Brandon Place scored the Thunder’s second goal off an assist from Kirshe. The Thunder followed up its shutout with a 4-0 victory over Northside Christian Nov. 15. Tait Lystad and Place each had one goal, and Kirshe had two

The Cardinal Mooney High boys basketball team cruised to a 69-32 victory over Manatee in a Preseason Classic game Nov. 11. Jamie Glasser had 13 points, and Trip Knapp added 10 points for the Cougars. Parker DelMedico added 10 points and nine steals.

+ Lady Cougars shut out Lady Rams

The Cardinal Mooney girls soccer team defeated Riverview 3-0 Nov. 13. Rose Amato scored a pair of goals and an assist to lead the way for the Lady Cougars. Sarah Quick also added a goal and an assist. Goalkeeper Sarah Donofrio had 11 saves. Cardinal Mooney returns to action tonight, at Lemon Bay.

+ Lady Thunder strike down on Lady Bruins

The Out-of-Door Academy girls soccer team cruised to an 8-0 season-opening victory over Bayshore Nov. 13. Skylar Junger and Katie Lang each scored two goals to lead the way for the Lady Thunder.

Kim Comito, Emily Camire and Juliet Onufrak each had one goal and one assist. Brittany Wenger added one goal, and Carly Hunter had one assist. Junger also had one assist. Goalkeeper Abby Bannar had five saves.

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+ Booker tops Bradenton Christian

The Booker High boys soccer team defeated Bradenton Christian 4-1 Nov. 13. Solomon Etienne scored a pair of goals to lead the way for the Tornadoes. Brandon Renteria and Eric Rundle each had one goal.

+ Walton’s goal leads Rams to victory

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Cardinal Mooney’s Rose Amato, No. 16, and the Out-ofDoor Academy’s Emily Camire, No. 12, fight for the ball.

The Riverview High boys soccer team improved to 4-0 (2-0) with a 1-0 district victory over North Port Nov. 14. Robbie Walton scored the lone goal of the match. Goalkeeper Sam Morrison had two saves.

+ Sarasota High edges past Lakewood Ranch

The Sarasota High boys soccer team defeated Lakewood Ranch 4-3 Nov. 14. Ian Grubb had two goals and one assist, and Scott Pierce scored a pair of goals to lead the way for the Sailors.

Cardinal Mooney's Alex Byers, No.18, and ODA's Katie Lang, No. 22, go for the ball.

Cardinal Mooney’s Greg Illig, No. 10, tries to keep the ball away from ODA’s Alvaro Gonzalez, No. 3.

+ ODA girls remain perfect

Skylar Junger scored four goals and had two assists to lead The Out-of-Door Academy girls soccer team to an 8-0 victory over Admiral Farragut Nov. 14. Elena Caiccio had three goals and one assist. Katie Lang scored ODA’s other goal. Melanie Mason had two assists. Goalkeeper Abby Bannar had one save and one assist.

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Cardinal Mooney senior Matt O’Donnell has been swimming for 11 years. After recently winning a state title in the 500-meter freestyle and signing with North Carolina State University on a swimming scholarship, O’Donnell spoke to the Sarasota Observer about his plans. to work hardest to improve? I always try to make sure I’m doing things correctly, as far as form. I also try to make sure I listen to my coaches. What goes through your head before a meet? I try to stay focused and relaxed. I’ll listen to music and do things to keep my mind off the race.

Why do you think you did so well? I put it all on my coaches. They’ve been working me really hard.

What kind of music do you listen to? Nothing too soft. How have you grown most as a swimmer? I’ve probably grown most in my work ethic, both in the pool and on land, over the past yeaand-a-half. I also grew a little, so I knew I was going to have to work a little harder.

What do you think is your strongest skill as a swimmer? I think I have the ability to keep going when others can’t. Where do you think that comes from? It comes from lots of hard work. My parents have worked hard their whole lives, and that’s the way they brought me up.

How does it feel to sign with North Carolina State University? It’s exciting. I’m pumped for the next four years. I’d like to make NCAAs and get on the podium.

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or as long as he can remember, Sarasota resident Peter Herke’s life has revolved around cars and racing. He rolls out from beneath a BMW he’s been working on and wipes his hands on an old rag. Behind him, in his shop, sits a handful of other cars, mostly BMWs, hidden under protective covers. These highly modified cars, including several rarities, Big boy toys are only part of the collection Herke Herke’s current car has built during collection consists his 40-year racing of the following: career. • 1973 Pantera L Now, sitting in • 2002 BMW M3 his office, which is • 1972 BMW lined with racing 2002 tii trophies, photos • 1972 BMW of his old cars and 2002 “Shorty” other mementos, the Berlin native • 1968 BMW describes how 2002 he developed his • 1961 Porsche need for speed at 356 a young age. “You take a watch apart to see how it works, and you find that you’re mechanically inclined,” he says. “Then you take apart your bicycle, and you move on to mopeds, and, of course, you modify them to see how fast he you can make them.” At the age of 14, Herke became a journeyman and learned the ins and outs of the car mechanic trade before beginning a career that would take him all over Europe. He worked for dealerships and racing teams. In 1972, Herke opened his own shop in San Francisco, where he met his wife. Shortly after starting the business, Herke grew anxious to get out of the shop and onto the track. “I always wanted to give it a try,” he says. “I wanted to see what it was like on the other side.” He earned his proper racing qualifications and bought a 1968 BMW, which in a slight stretch of the truth, he told his wife he was going to resell, and prepared it for the track. After his first race, Herke says the feeling of being behind the wheel had him hooked. “You go into the turns as fast as you can, and you try to push the limits before you fly out,” he says. “It’s like you’re dancing with the car. You try to scare yourself — or others.” Soon, Herke and his family lived and breathed racing. His wife, Rosemarie, is quick to point out that the couple even had to plan their wedding around his racing schedule. His daughter, Sonja Dickey, remembers growing up immersed in the racing culture. “My brother and I practically grew up on the racetrack,” she says. “We used to love going out there and get-

Retired racecar driver and Sarasota resident Peter Herke built a career on his mechanical expertise and desire to continue pushing the limits.

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Peter Herke stands in front of his car collection, which includes several racing BMWs, a Porsche, a Pantera and his daily driver: a customized 1972 BMW 2002, dubbed “Shorty,” whose back end he cut off.

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Peter Herke poses next to a 1968 BMW 2002 tii, which he had sold to a friend nearly 20 years earlier. After making the trip from Sarasota to San Francisco to buy back the car, Herke found little more than a rusted shell. He spent more than a year fully restoring it to racing conditions, and he raced it at Sebring in 2001. ting dirty. It was such a cool experience for us.” Although he often raced against drivers backed with much heavier factory support, Herke’s knowledge of the cars,

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The parade will arrive in the Village around 6 p.m. with Santa arriving at Siesta Center about 6:15 p.m.

Free trolley rides

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Captain Curt’s CraB & oyster Bar

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

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Foundation of Sarasota County, the Young Professionals Group and the Booker High School Key Club helped gift-wrap books and presents for 100 families Sunday, Nov. 18, at Girls Inc.

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KICK-START MY HEART

by Yaryna Klimchak | Staff Writer

Sarasota shows love for American Heart Association The American Heart Association hosted the Go Red for Women ’80s Dance Party Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Darwin’s on Fourth, to celebrate a decade of heart-disease awareness for women. Boston Scientific sponsored the dance party, which promoted cardiovascular exercise. The Go Red for Women campaign dispels the myth that heart disease is a man’s disease: Since 1984 more women have died from heart disease than men.

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Safety: What you can’t hear can hurt you. Studies have shown, hearing impairment not only affects business, social and personal relationships, it also causes reduced alertness, increased risk to personal safety and the safety of others. The truth is, although one in ten Americans have hearing loss, older men and women are more likely to suffer from this life-altering condition. In fact, the failure to hear smoke detectors and take quick action is the major reason adults 65 and older are more than twice as likely as any other age group to die in a home fire.

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real estate | transactions

By Adam Hughes | Research Editor

Condominium in Beau Ciel sells for $1.07 million The following residential real-estate transactions took place between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9. A condominium in Beau Ciel tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. William and Donna Townsend, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 803 condominium at 990 Blvd. of the Arts to Geraldine RothmanSerot, trustee, of Sarasota, for $1.07 million. Built in 2003, it has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 2,335 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.2 million in 2007.

SARASOTA Ramon and Myra Rakoff, of Sarasota, sold their home at 5165 Kestral Park Lane to H. Charles and Christina Rienhoff, of Sarasota, for $575,000. Built in 1988, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,121 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $340,000 in 1999.

Aqualane Estates

John and Judith Schomaker, of Sarasota, sold their home at 6124 Hollywood Blvd. to Gregory and Sheralee Formanski, of Pensacola, for $525,000. Built in 1958, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,874 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $181,200 in 1997.

Rivo at Ringling

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. sold the Unit 1002 condominium at 1771 Ringling Blvd. to Ronald and Kari Moroz, of Sarasota, for $389,900. Built in 2006, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,440

These are the largest city of Sarasota and Sarasota County building permits issued by Sarasota County and city of Sarasota for the week of Nov. 5 through Nov. 9, in order of dollar amounts.

CITY OF SARASOTA Address

Permit

Applicant

Amount

2486 W. Milmar Drive 269 Lime Circle 345 S. Shore Drive 3188 Novus St. 3128 Wood St. 2322 Arlington St. 45 Mimosa Drive 2231 Bahia Vista St. 401 White Oak Way

Remodel Renovations Mechanical Remodel Re-roof Re-roof Pluming Mechanical Remodel

Zachary Daubert John Bjorkquist Robert Godown John Samuelson Charles Ball Jason Masse Sue Moreland Gregory Maceikonis, trustee Corrine Mosier, trustee

$20,000 $8,680 $7,250 $6,075 $5,900 $5,850 $5,800 $4,238 $4,235

Amount

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Unit 803 at Beau Ciel, 990 Blvd. of the Arts, sold for $1.07 million.

square feet of living area. It previously sold for $437,500 in 2006.

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Jonathan and Paula Stein, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 31 condominium at 1495 Landings Lake Drive to Stanislaus Grabarek, of Milwaukee, for $366,000. Built in 1981, it has three bedrooms, two-and-ahalf baths and 2,216 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $282,000 in 2001.

Condominium on the Bay

Juliette Prodromidis, of Longboat Key, sold her Unit 402 condominium at 888 Blvd. of the Arts to Michael Burger and Joan Cable, trustees, of Sarasota, for $310,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,288 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $140,000 in 1994.

Address

Permit

Applicant

4517 Groveland Ave. 8705 Dunmore Drive 504 Casey Key Road 5166 Hidden Springs Ave. 7303 Captain Kidd Ave. 443 S. Creek Drive 4409 Camino Real 588 Meadow Sweet Circle 3360 S. Seclusion Drive

Rebuild Pool/Deck Electrical Carport Re-roof Remodel Renovations Re-roof Re-roof

Katielyn Mirabile $170,000 Salvatore Monteforte, trustee $44,435 Richard Ursitti $36,670 Glen Slabach $24,837 $23,836 Daniel Mallon John Freeman $23,000 $16,000 Diana Shoemaker Terence Sweeney $13,615 Harry Hummel $13,355 Source: Sarasota County; city of Sarasota

Villa Palmeras

Scott Carter, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the home at 4356 Camino Madera to Bjorn and Mary Anneren, of Sarasota, for $250,000. Built in 1988, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 2,155 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $305,000 in 2002.

Knudsen, of Indiana, Pa., sold their home at 2437 Temple St. to Allison Meuser, of Sarasota, for $239,000. Built in 1925, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,336 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $460,000 in 2005.

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2012 2011 43.63 in. 39.40 in.

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High 80 74 68 80 76 72 64

Temps. Low 63 63 60 59 57 50 57

Record Temps. High Low 89 (1964) 36 (1968) 88 (2057) 37 (1969) 89 (1993) 34 (1969) 88 (2057) 55 (1940) 89 (1988) 35 (1970) 89 (1960) 36 (1923) 88 (1998) 38 (1916)

Average Gulf water temperature: 71

Thurs., Nov. 22 Fri., Nov. 23 Sat., Nov. 24 Sun., Nov. 25 Mon., Nov. 26 Tues., Nov. 27 Wed., Nov. 28

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RED TIDE Karenia brevis was not detected in samples taken in Sarasota County as of Friday, Nov. 16.

Dotty Terry submitted this sunset photo, taken from Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. PHOTO CONTEST: Win an iPad 2 or Canon EOS T3 camera. Enter your sunset, sunrise or weather-related photos for The Observer’s weather photo contest, sponsored by Cool Today. To enter your photos, visit YourObserver.com, and click on the “Contests” tab in the upper-right corner. Weekly winners will have their photo printed in the paper and will be entered into a drawing for that month. The monthly winner will choose between an iPad 2 or Canon EOS T3 camera.

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BOAT SLIPS FOR SALE in World Class Longboat Key Moorings Marina. 45 ft. to 194 ft. Prices from $1334/ft. Full Service Facility. Rental Slips also available. Bettie R. Perry, Lic. Real Estate Broker Associated Realty LBK, Inc. Cell: 941-961-0372 www.bettieperry.com

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Furnishings ELEGANT CONTEMPORARY high-end furniture. Incudes sectional, bar stools, bedroom, rugs, end tables, dining table, chairs, office. 941-228-5121.

Garage/Moving/Estate Sales CRAFT SALE: Sat. November 24th, 8AM-3PM. 221 Jason Drive, at Orange Acres (5800 Clark Rd). Hand knitted baby, Children's Sweaters, Hats, Misc. Hand painted Antique Glass items. WE WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND SAFE HOLIDAY! MID-CENTURY MODERN DESIGN AUCTION SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2ND @ 1PM **(see next week’s paper for details)** Elliott Bernstein Auctions AU3504 - AB2545 Gallery Phone: 941-351-3002 Photos & more: www.auctionzip.com Auctioneer ID#8290

General Merchandise

LANAI FURNITURE: Samsonite, metal, yellow, padded. Love seat, 4/chairs, 2/tables. Excellent condition, $200.00 obo. 941-349-0079.

PLACE SETTING for 8. English Ironstone, Paynsley Pattern. Complete Set. Excellent condition, $150. 941-371-0171.

RUSTY PORCELAIN Doll (like new) 2’H Blonde hair/blue eyes. Xmas dress, shoes, sweater. $199. (941)966-1132.

Medical Supplies/Equipment

STOVE G.E.: white, $150. 941-966-9704. WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR: 18.1cu, $75. Marble tile, light grey, 29sq.ft., $50. 941-351-6098.

Autos For Sale 2007 BMW 328 Titanium Silver Gray. Premium and Sports package, Warranty remaining- 62,000 miles. Excellent condition, one owner. Price $17,500. 941-400-2995.

Autos Wanted 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.

PRIDE LIFT CHAIR: used less than 3 weeks, brand new March 2012. Reclines or stands up with push of a button. $750. 941-377-3500.

Merchandise Wanted 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.

Musical Instruments BUSCHER ARISTOCRAT SAXOPHONE Excellent Condition: Made in Elkhart Indiana 1940's, original case, beautiful, $4,000. 941-487-7850

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GULF GATE FESTIVAL Saturday, December 1st, 9AM to 3PM. Join us for shopping and food, sponsored by the Gulf Gate Community Association held on the property of St. Andrew Church, corner of Beneva Road and Gulf Gate Drive. All proceeds benefit the Southeastern Guide Dog Association. More information call 941-544-6306.

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. SIESTA KEY Condo: 1BR, furnished, walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. Pool, laundry, on ground floor. Available Jan., Feb., March and April. $2800 +tax. Pictures available. 586-978-8123.

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Storage STORAGE FACILITY Boat/ RV/ Trailer. Secure facility, low monthly rentals, Clark Rd area. 941-809-3660, 941-809-3662.

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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. 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. SPACIOUS 2/2 LANDINGS totally updated October 2012. Two pools, tennis, fitness, fishing pier, west of 41. Immaculate. $229,900. Mark @MHF Realty - Owner 941-806-8888.

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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. ATTENTION RENTAL OWNERS Tired of Tenants, Toilets & Vacancies? We manage headache properties! Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee, www.rpmSaraMana.com, 941-225-8183. CENTERGATE VILLA: 3BR/2BA/2CG, community pool, tennis, granite, stainless steel appliances, maple kitchen, $1600/mo., first, last. No pets. Non-smoking. 941-378-7851.

* 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.

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Manufactured Homes CAMELOT LAKES Manufactured Home. Like new, countless extras, 2BR/2BA+, pet lot. Must see. Priced for quick sale. Paid $90,000. Asking $20,000 furn./unfurn. 941-927-2928.

Real Estate Wanted WANTED LUXURY ANNUAL RENTALS For Qualified Waiting Clients

Help Wanted VOLUNTEER & GET PAID AmeriCorps needs you for a caregiving respite program. Receive $150/month for 8 to 11 hrs/week. 10 month commitment. Training provided. Successful completion of 450 hrs., you will receive $1,468 college level tuition credits. Priority to applicants with a military/vet affiliation or a family member’s affiliation. Call Nicole, JFCS: 941-366-2224 ext. 108

Commercial Property For Rent PRIVATE GARDEN Office. Downtown, ideal for therapy, massage, writer. $400/mo. 941-362-3186.

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Vacation/Seasonal Rentals ASHTON LAKES: 2BR/2BA, 2 miles to Siesta Key. Available Jan., Feb., March, April. From $2800/mo. No pets. Non-smoking. Call Ashton Realty, Inc. Joe Bonsall, 941-923-1945 or 941-356-6356.

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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.

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PROFESSIONAL GUARDIAN available for Caregiving to Elderly, Errands, Bill Paying, Companionship Services and Light Housekeeping. Bonded and Compassionate. Call SueAnn 941-915-3797. SENIORS, DO you need a few hours of help to stay in your own home? Cooking, Shopping, Driving to Appts.? Call Advantage Senior Services, 941-349-4835 to discuss your needs.

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PERSONAL GARDENER. Experienced. Plant Select, Install, Maintain. Native, Ornamental, Butterfly. Reliable. 25+ years. Local References. 941-366-2919.

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1. Unit 113, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, 2 car garage, private 4 stop elevator, 1 block to beach and village, $1,300,000 2. Unit 117, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, 2 car garage, S S private 4 stop elevator, 1Signa block to beach Sign and village, $1,099,000 Sig Sig 3. Both Units: 113 & 117 = Entire building, $2,300,000 4. Both Units: 113 & 117 = Entire building Bundled adjacent vacant lot, $2,700,000 50 5 5. Vacant Lot50 Only, $700,000 50 50 C C en C e 50 C

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by Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor

Orchestra conducts maestro search Friday, Nov. 9, guest conductor Jamie Laredo stood on the stage at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and performed Vivaldi’s familiar violin solo, “The Four Seasons,” as part of the opening concert in Sarasota Orchestra’s Masterworks series. Musicians and patrons throughout the program shared one recurring thought: “Could this be the next artistic director of Sarasota Orchestra?” That question will remain throughout the next six guest-conductor appearances, and possibly into next season. The search for a new maestro began a little less than a year ago, when Leif Bjaland completed a devoted 15 years at Sarasota Orchestra. It was determined that the position would be filled via closed search. The term “closed” means that a guest conductor may or may not be a candidate for the position. “We thought it was important for all the candidates to have confidentiality to show their interest without disclosing their full interest to the world,” says Joe McKenna, president and CEO of Sarasota Orchestra. This process offers a chance for the orchestra to try out potential candidates, but it’s also a chance to make a sales pitch to a conduc-

tor whose only intention is to be a guest conductor. Either way, the series will entertain with a showcase of talented conductors and musicians until the right person is found. “Everyone has a strong feeling that we will keep searching until we find that magic,” McKenna says. The next artistic director will be chosen through a consensus — this person will have great chemistry with the orchestra. The final say will come from a search committee of 10 members: two board members, four musicians, two staff members, a member independent of the organization and the search committee chairman, Edward Alley. Recently, the committee has been meeting as often as two times a week. They will eventually determine when a consensus has been reached and present their decision to the board. The search committee is conducting formal and informal surveys of musicians and the audience following each performance. Daniel Jordan, violinist and concertmaster on the search committee, and the other committee musicians have been fitting in as many conversations with their colleagues as possible. “I’ll say affectionately, that musicians are an opinionated bunch

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Maestro Jamie Laredo opened the Masterworks series as the first guest conductor Nov. 9, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. — we get lots of feedback,” Jordan laughs. The committee represents the organization as a whole, explains Jordan. “It’s not like one of those searches where we are the ones that hold the keys to the car.”

The committee also decided upon the credentials of the future artistic director. He or she must be a stellar musician, must lead Sarasota Orchestra into the future, and this person will build on the innovation already established at

the orchestra. Until they find that ideal candidate, the orchestra will “date around,” so to speak. It could be that one of the seven guest conductors will be its next artistic director, but if the chemistry isn’t right, then the search will continue with the guest conductors being planned for next season. “We intend to get this thing right,” says Jordan. “(Patrons) might feel like it’s taking a while, but this is the kind of search that can’t really move quickly because a lot of these conductors are booked a year or more in advance.” There could be a new artistic director as early as the next performance, but it could take as long as spring 2014. Both McKenna and Jordan suggest that even though the search committee is waiting for the perfect fit, a sense of urgency remains. But, let it be known that Sarasota Orchestra is not in limbo. Instead of feeling directionless or leaderless, the organization is excited about the transition and its future. “I think this is a time of incredible excitement and growth for the musicians in the orchestra because we are getting to work with really world-class conductors,” says Jordan.

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Here’s a look at the possible future maestro of Sarasota Orchestra: For full conductor biographies and program details, visit SarasotaOrchestra.org.

Maestro Alessandro Sicilani

Maestro Daniel Hege

Age: 47 Instrument: Oboe, by training, but now piano Current or most recent position: Director of Wichita Symphony Program: Feb. 1 to Feb. 3; “Turning Points” Program notes from conductor: Haydn uses humorous things like unexpected silences and interesting juxtapositions of harmonies … After Haydn, the general orchestra textures get more lush and thick … (The Barber Violin concerto) is very challenging for the soloist and the orchestra. The last work on the program is perfect to follow Debussy, because it in many ways takes over where Debussy left off … Stravinsky uses a rich texture in the music and orchestration … (Overall) the pieces work well together. Career highlight: Carnegie Hall in 2003 with the Syracuse Symphony. Everyone was on his or her game for that performance. Favorite composer or piece to conduct: The one I’m doing at that moment … When (a composer) is committed to a particular piece, all the commitment is there.

Maestro Andrew Grams

Age: 35 Instrument: Violin Program: March 14 to March 17; “Made in America” Program notes from conductor: It’s a program that is varied; it has something for everybody. There’s good fun on the first half with some Eurpoean-centric fun with an American taste to it. I’m sure the first two pieces, the Gershwin and the Fine, were both inspired by the Dvorák (the third piece in the program). Career highlight: Pass! There is no one thing. I have way too many awesome things that have happened to me … much more than any man is deserved of getting. Favorite composer or piece to conduct: When it comes to purely conducting, it would be the works of Johann Strauss — I love waltzes and polkas.

*Maestro Anu Tali Current or most recent position: Music Director, Conductor, Nordic Symphony Orchestra Program: Jan 11. to Jan. 13; “The Emperor” *These conductors were unavailable for an interview by press time.

Maestro Peter Bay

Age: 55 Instrument: Retired flautist Current or most recent position: Director of Austin Symphony Program: April 5 to April 7; “East Meets West” Program notes from conductor: The Copland symphony is the culmination of his craft. It’s an exciting, powerful, emotional work and a very positive one. Tchaikovsky is a purely romantic piece of music, and it also wears its emotions on its sleeves. For a piece that was considered unplayable when it was first heard, it has become one of the most famous and most performed piano concertos. Career highlight: The first time I conducted Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.” That is a holy grail of classical music and the experience I had conducting that for the first time is one I’d never forget. Favorite composer or piece to conduct: For this program, the Copland symphony is my favorite. It’s whatever is next, that’s my favorite piece.

*Maestro Jamie Laredo

Current or most recent position: Music Director, Vermont Symphony Orchestra Instrument: Violin Program: Nov. 9 to 11; The Four Seasons + 7

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Age: 56 Instrument: Cello and tuba Current or most recent position: Music Director Omaha Symphony; Principal Guest Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Germeshausen Family; and Youth Concert conductor chair with Boston Symphony Program: Nov. 30 to Dec. 2; “The Planets’” Program notes from conductor: (Mozart’s “Jupiter”) is the last of three symphonies that he wrote in a threeweek period. It’s the end of his symphonic writing, but one of the most productive times in his musical life. (This masterwork) affirms the fact that he was sort of the Michael Jordan of composers. Career highlight: The moment when a concert-goer came to me and said the magic words we all love to hear, “I had no idea it could be this wonderful.” Favorite composer or piece to conduct: My all-time favorite piece is Mahler’s First Symphony. But, interestingly, I have come to the conclusion, in the past few years, that the greatest conductor to ever live is Beethoven. For me, whatever I’m conducting is my favorite at the time.

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Maestro Thomas Wilkins

Age: 60 Instrument: piano Current or most recent position: Former Music Director of the Columbus symphony orchestra Program: Feb. 28 to March 3; “Beethoven’s Ninth” Program notes from conductor: I have lots of experience with this one … This is the first example of a major work while using voice in a symphony — it was really a new thing. It’s a magic work. Career highlight: My first concert in a little town in Deruta, Italy, was a great memory, and also my first (concert) at Carnegie Hall, in 2001, with Columbus Symphony. Favorite composer or piece to conduct: The soup de jour.


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By Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor | mgnaegy@yourobserver.com as “Viagra.” The production has traveled to eight states so far, and this is the first time the writer, Alan Jacobson, didn’t also produce the show; but he was in the audience. “I was always the psychologist,” Jacobson says of tapping into a woman’s mind to write the production. “Women wanted to talk to me about problems, but I just wanted to date them.” He says some of the show is based on his life experience, such as in college, during which he blew up like a balloon from campus dining because he wanted to beef up like the football players. Kyle Ennis Turoff announced that the Ramada Waterfront was quick to step in and provide a temporary home for the nonprofit after the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre closed its doors.

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 If I Were A Size Two PLATO kicked off its new season in a new place with “Waist Watchers: The Musical,” at the Ramada Waterfront. The comedy is a musical revue of parodies. It’s about women struggling with self-consciousness, dating, dieting and weight

loss, and it was pretty spot-on — for being written by a man. I’m sure you’ve never heard the version of “If I Were a Rich Man” from “Fiddler on the Roof” in which the lyrics are replaced with, “If I were a size two, I’d be an itty, bitty, bitty, bitty girl.” Or “Maria,” from “West Side Story” parodied

And speaking of the Turoff family and Viagra — there’s more good news to go around. Golden Apple will re-open on New Year’s Eve, with a production of the comedy “Viagra Falls,” about two older gentlemen’s experiences with Viagra. The producers of the show, New Yorker John Finocchio and snowbird Stanley Browne, along with an area silent backer, are providing the funding to open the theater’s doors after it has been closed for two months.

‘Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour’ Get in the holiday spirit early with this show, which takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail. Tickets are $50 to $65. Call 953-3368 for more information. David Koz

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 Crafting a show I love crafts, as one could probably assume from my other column “Crafty Genes,” but anything I do will be completely outshined by the 100-plus crafters headed our way. The 20th annual Sarasota Craft Show is a juried show that brings the nation’s top clay, wood, glass, fiber, mixed-media and jewelry crafters to our backyard. It takes place Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd. Tickets are $9, and you can find out more information by calling 800-834-9437. Be sure to look for these local artists at the festival: Su Griggs Allen, Jessica Smith, Joan Michlin, John Linda Whitney, Geoffrey Walsh, Harry Roa, Katherine Kaya, Oscar Rivero and Jill Krasner.

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House full of Memories On a street lined with spectacular homes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one that makes you look twice. A symmetrical facade of pure modern lines set against a perfectly composed grouping of ancient, gnarled oaks, with the afternoon sun glinting behind â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and sometimes through â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the house, the Nelson residence in Harbor Acres has a style that its more opulent neighbors canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite match. Robert and Mollie Nelson built their home in 1998 and it was here that they lived for the next 15 years, until Robert died in May. Though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an entertainerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream, it was first and foremost a family home for their combined broods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perfect,â&#x20AC;? Mollie says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;for raising â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and chasing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; kids.â&#x20AC;? And there were a lot of them: four children, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Now, with Mollie planning to move to smaller home nearby, the Sarasota landmark has come on the market for the first time. When the Nelsons married 25 years ago, Robert gave Mollie a choice of living in

Sarasota or her native Naples, where her family has roots that go back four generations. She chose Sarasota. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It had a perfect location, plus all the arts activities and educational opportunities for my daughter,â&#x20AC;? Mollie says. But the home, nevertheless, suggests the mansions of Naplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; famed Port Royal neighborhood, where modernist showplaces blend with homes in various historic styles. The homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true inspiration, though, is surprising. While on vacation in Bali, the Nelsons fell under the spell of Javanese architecture, where, as Mollie puts it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;you always felt like you were outside even though you were inside.â&#x20AC;? Although many Florida homes aim for this effect, few do it as successfully as the Nelson residence, where glass walls roll back so that the corners of certain rooms donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need support columns. In two of the bedrooms, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to tell where the room ends and the spectacular terrace, overlooking the bay, begins. But the visual look and architectural

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now the ABC affiliate Channel 7. Echoes of his lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work fill the house, from the elaborate media room with its popcorn machine and billiard table to tiny details such as the framed snapshot of him in deep conversation with famed pianist and entertainer, Wladziu Valentino Liberace. He and Mollie understood the importance of drama when it came to architecture, and the house, with its 18-foot ceilings, walls of glass and one of the most sensational views in town â&#x20AC;&#x201D; encompassing the shorelines of Cherokee Park, North Siesta, Lido and Bird keys â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has a theatrical air about it. Large groups are easily accommodated, and at a recent party for major donors to the Asolo Theater, actors from the company performed swordfights on the lower terrace. The view is the first thing you see when you enter the home. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s straight ahead, through the tall custom-made glass doors to the entry hall and into the living area and out to the terrace with the infinityedge pool that appears to spill into the

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// HOME&GARDEN Bay. Clerestory windows, set under the high ceilings, are a prominent feature of the home and ensure the bright, even light that floods the interior. To the west are the breakfast room (Robert’s favorite room, Mollie recalls), the large Neff-designed kitchen and the dining room, again set on an axis that provides one continuous view from end-to-end. The public spaces make an excellent setting for the classic-modern furnishings by masters of the genre, such as Mies van der Rohe. The floors are travertine and the walls are art-gallery white. Indented black boarders frame many of the window-and-door openings, giving the space a crisp, tailored look, The westernmost wing of the home contains three large guestrooms, each with a bath. The master suite is on the other side of the living area. You enter through a den/media room into a large bedroom that opens out to the pool. There is an elaborate master bath and an enormous master closet — perhaps 30 feet by 10 feet — that includes both a jewelry safe and a gun safe. It also contains a “secret door” that leads to another guest suite, tucked away by itself and perfect for extended stays by visiting friends and relatives. Many large homes are designed with entertainment in mind, but not many with the attention to detail that characterizes the Nelson house. The lower level contains vast areas for catering set-ups, plus an elevator to get the food and supplies upstairs. Mollie and Robert have hosted many benefits for the area’s nonprofits over the years, but their biggest event was, appropriately enough, the ultimate TV entertainment blow out: a Super Bowl party for 350 guests. The lower level also contains a drivethrough garage with parking for 10 cars, several thousand square feet of storage, various hobby rooms, including a large one facing the bay for Mollie’s sewing. Outside, on an acre-and-a-half of land, are the famous oaks that frame the house in front, and in the back, a multi-level ter-

race surrounded by green lawns that run down to the water, where there is a small beach (yes, it can be used for swimming) and two docks, each with a boat lift. “A lot of people have jumped off those docks,” Mollie remembers with a laugh. “Some clothed — and some not.” After the deaths of both her husband and her mother in the same year, Mollie feels it is time to move on. Leaving such an important part of her life behind is a bittersweet feeling. “Living here has been a blessing,” she says. “I just hope whoever gets it continues the legacy.” The house is listed by Kim Ogilvie, of Michael Saunders and Co., for $7.9 million. (The house next door, on a smaller lot, just sold for $7.5 million.)

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Entertaining on Easy Street again: Wherever pigs in blankets are served — and they are served at some ohso-fancy parties! — they always get snapped up. Here are some of the simplest and tastiest stalwarts of the cocktail party scene. Thanks to Renée Sheade and Jean Weidner Goldstein for their specialties — and happy holiday entertaining to all our readers.

Jean Weidner Goldstein’s Winner Appetizer Yield: 8 or more servings depending on size of salami Start-to-finish: 30 to 45 minutes Ingredients: • Hebrew National or other Kosher salami • Crusty peasant bread • Sweet mustard Istructions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Thickly slice the salami. Score slices 1/4-inch deep in a basket weave pattern, taking care not to cut through. Bake at 450 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes. Serve with bread chunks and sweet mustard.

Jean Weidner Goldstein’s Killer Tenderloin Ingredients: • 1 whole beef tenderloin • 1/2 large onion, peeled and chopped • 1 bottle Bennett’s chili sauce Istructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Tuck under the thin, tailend of the tenderloin and place in roasting pan. Spread the chopped onion over the meat and top with the chili sauce. Bake for 45 minutes.

Renée Sheade’s Meatballs Yield: About 70 meatballs Start-to-finish: 20 minutes

Herbed pita toasts … Cut large pita breads into eight wedges, brush with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with dried oregano and freshly ground black pepper. Bake at 350 degrees until crisp and golden, about 10 minutes. Serve with feta cheese drizzled with olive oil or with your favorite dip.

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A person would have to travel to Massachusetts, Oregon, New York, California and eight countries in only two days to experience something similar to Sarasota’s Bacchus on the Beach. The Longboat Key Club and Resort brought wineries, winemakers and experts from around the world together Nov. 9 and Nov. 10, to offer a unique foodie experience. More intimate events were offered throughout the weekend in addition to the grand finale, the Wine & Stone Crab Festival sunset dinner. There were five vintner dinners with menus from Key Club chefs, paired with wine from

The blending class drew everyone from resort guests, to wine enthusiasts, to a winemaker from France. DeLoach is the second generation of winemakers at Russian River Valley’s Hook & Ladder Vineyards. Before jumping into the blending seminar, DeLoach explained his family’s history: It date backs to 1970 when DeLoach’s father, San Francisco fireman Cecil DeLoach, bought the first 24 acres of what would expand to 900 acres of land. As a fireman, Cecil DeLoach worked 24 hours on, followed by 48 hours off. During his time off, he opted to grow grapes. In honor of his career as a tillerman (the firemen who ride on the back of the truck), Cecil DeLoach created a blend called The Tillerman. DeLoach told the group it’s important that every blend has a muse. “Now smell it,” he said. The Cabernet-based blend leaves notes of spiced cherry. He then talked about the four

other varieties the winery offers and outlined a personality profile of wine-lovers: Sangiovese-lovers are classy, and people either love or hate the Franc — those who like it are strong-willed. After sampling, the group recreated The Tillerman blend, made from each of the sampled wines. Using a mouth-controlled pipette, individuals drew the correct measurement of each of the four wines into the tube and filled a beaker to 100 milliliters to recreate The Tillerman blend. “It sucks to be a winemaker,” DeLoach joked.

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Making it her own A&E Editor Mallory Gnaegy shares her experience of “blending in” while creating her own wine at the demonstration. The first step in creating a new wine blend is creativity — which is probably the easiest step for me. What should my muse be? One attendee said “sand and waves,” and another said “crazy.” I went with “after deadline,” because that’s when a glass of wine feels most deserved — and tastes the best. During the seminar, we were told to attempt to create our own wine Photos by Mallory Gnaegy blend, and if it turned out bad to dump it, or After Deadline, the finished product drink it, and try again. The base of the take and blended it with the blended wine would be the 25 milliliters of Sangiovese, so highest percentage of the wines I had to drink it and start over used — about 40% to 50%. — darn! I listed the four wines I wantThe second attempt at maked to use, in order of favorite, ing my blend was successful, so then determined how much of I filled my bottle. each I wanted to use. Aside from measuring, the After Deadline would contain hardest part was trying not to 50 milliliters of Cabernet Sau- spill the wine. My placemat was vignon, 25 milliliters of Sangio- splashed with red by the time vese, 15 milliliters of Merlot and I was finished. Luckily, what 10 milliliters of Cabernet Franc. wasn’t spilled turned out well. Mistake one: I picked up my And after my deadline, it was glass of The Tillerman by mis- even more delicious.

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