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OUR TOWN + Sizable donation The Friskies, a major award contest hosted by the popular cat food brand, awards cash prizes to the maker of the best original Internet cat videos. Due to the success of the program, Friskies decided to donate up to 625,000 cans of cat food to cat charity organizations, including 25,000 cans to Cat Depot. "We are so very grateful for the donation of Friskies,” said Executive Director, Shelley Thayer in a release. “The cheers from staff and volunteers could be heard down the block when the first shipment of 5,000 cans arrived. So, to receive an additional 20,000 cans is truly a blessing. Due to Friskies’ incredible generosity, many tummies will no longer go hungry.”

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+ Blowin’ in the wind Brookside Middle School students recently designed and built miniature windmills as part of their engineering technology class. The goal of the project was to demonstrate alternative-energy sources that could provide electric power. Each tower was unique, and a 20-inch fan simulated the wind. “This was a complete ‘STEM’ activity because it incorporated science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said teacher Joel Kaplan in a release. “All the constraints and criteria of this project enabled the students to use the processes of problem solving, thinking and reasoning, along with the safe use of tools and machines. What better way for students to learn than to take an idea from planning to design and then construct a finished working model?”

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1. Former first lady Laura Bush answered questions before a packed house for Ringling College Library’s Town Hall Lecture Series at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. 2. Margy Sivertsen and Kiril Arsov, of Sara Dance, performed in the Sarasota Challenge at the Hyatt Regency. 3. Blake Chamberlain, 5, gave his dad a sugary smile while enjoying a donut during Imagine School’s Donuts with Dad breakfast. 4. The $2 million renovation of the First United Methodist Church of Sarasota included a complete renovation of the main sanctuary and the addition of a prayer garden. The stained glass throughout the church was made by artist Arthur Erridge, of Exeter, England. 5. City Manager Bob Bartolotta agreed to resign during a commission meeting Jan. 17, at City Hall. 6. Callista Gingrich wore a big smile as she shook supporters’ hands. 7. Bob Fowler’s motorcycle sidecar included a skeleton he referred to as “the plaintiff” at the 14th annual Thunder by the Bay Motorcycle Festival.


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1. Joshua Meighan studied the board hard before making his next move in the Phillippi Shores Elementary School Chess Club’s seventh annual Tournament of Hearts. 2. Dakoda Anquoe, 22 months, performed a Native American dance called the Chicken Dance. 3. Robert Hall autographs one of his wines at Forks and Cooks Food and Wine Festival. 4. Madeleine Cooper, 10, has fun sliding down the bounce slide at Phillippi Shores Elementary School’s “Disney Storybook Characters” Day. 5. Casey was one of the many pooches who gave out kisses at the Humane Society of Sarasota County’s Smooches for Pooches and Kisses for Kitties event at Southside Village. 6. Carmella and Camille Swencki, the youngest members of SASSY, performed at the Selby Aquatics Center at the Sarasota Family YMCA.

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“If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this — a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy.” Friedrich Hayek “Road to Serfdom,” 1944

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Our wish list for 2013 So much for the Mayan calendar. We’re all still here. And ready to move on to another year. So long, 2012. Bring on 2013. As you think back on 2012, it’s not likely you can define the year in any epic way — for the nation, Florida or our Sarasota-Manatee region. Time will tell whether the court rulings that killed the Longboat Key Club and Resort’s redevelopment and expansion project were epic; certainly those decisions were epic wins for the Islandside Property Owners Coalition. But they didn’t really change the here-and-now status quo. The effects of the rulings may still be to come. On a national level, even though we had another contentious presidential election, in the end, we kept the status quo — a Democratic president, a small Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate, a big Republican majority in the U.S. House. The political-philosophical split in the nation is more even now than it was four years ago. Economically, the recovery from the 2009 recession continued at the same anemic rate in 2012, actually worse, than in 2011. In Florida, it was more of the same in 2012 as in 2011, albeit an economy improving slightly faster than it did in 2011. Locally and regionally, the consensus among business owners appears that 2012 was markedly better than 2011, albeit hampered by all of the “fiscal cliff” uncertainty that paralyzes investments, purchases and business decisions. At this writing, who knows what 2013 is going to bring? Much of the nation’s economic direction will hinge on what our Washington “looters” ultimately determine. But it shouldn’t take much logic to think, however, that if Americans at any level on the tax scale are required to give more of their money to the federal government (to spend or reduce our debt), you cannot reach any conclusion other than to say this will retard economic growth. Expect a recession. When we spoke to SunTrust Chief Economist Gregory Miller last month, he said one of his primary economic indicators is always business capital spending. “It’s going the wrong way,” he said. In fact, Miller said at the time, it’s indicating recession. Allen Carlson, CEO of Sarasota-based Sun Hydraulics, said the same thing. His company manufactures hydraulic parts used in manufacturing plants, airlines and heavy machinery all over the world. Sun’s business is a leading economic indicator of the direction of future manufacturing demand. In early November, Carlson was unequivocal about the world and national economic outlook: Demand for Sun products was contracting. Recession, he said, “is inevitable.” The economy is still cyclical, Carlson said. It goes into recession at least every five years. By that count, 2013 should mark the start of another one. (The last one went from December 2007 to June 2009.) Add to this economic climate, the classwar rhetoric that continues to come from the president. He remains true to himself — seeking a greater expansion of the state into your lives. And in the wake of the Connecticut massacre, he also is emboldened to in-

crease restrictions on guns (or as we would put it: take away more freedom). This will heighten the nation’s cultural tensions. So that’s the backdrop to what we’ll be awakening on Jan. 1. It’s enough to give you a New Year’s hangover. And it makes it a challenge to be optimistic that 2013 can be an extraordinarily positive year. But we remain hopeful. In spite of the context, we’ll go into 2013, as we did in prior years, with wishes for what would make a better world:

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• That Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature continue to reject “partnering” with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Obamacare and its “health exchanges.” Soon enough we’ll see: It’s another federal Ponzi scheme perpetrated on taxpayers. • That Florida lawmakers quit governing in the margins with Florida’s public schools and go rogue and bold — convert all of K-12 funding to a G.I. bill voucher system, giving every student a voucher or cash to be spent on any accredited school of his choice, just as was done with G.I. bill funding for veterans after World War II up through today. Make all of the schools compete. • That the Legislature gets even bolder and eliminates the Florida Education Finance Program (a Legislature-imposed local millage rate for schools) and replaces this property tax with a higher, broader sales tax. This is complicated, but it would make Florida’s economy boom. • That the Legislature at least: 1) Eliminates the corporate income altogether; and 2) Eliminates the tangible personal property tax. Memo to everyone: Businesses don’t pay taxes; they pass them on to consumers. Although Florida voters rejected the constitutional amendment eliminating the tangible tax, lawmakers could do so legislatively. Eliminating these two taxes would enhance Florida’s business climate immensely and help the state reduce its still-high unemployment rate.

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• That the Sarasota County Commission comes to its senses and does whatever it takes to give Schroeder-Manatee Ranch the assurances it needs to proceed with its Villages of Lakewood Ranch residential development on its Sarasota County property south of University Parkway. • That the Sarasota County Commission comes to its senses and scraps the county’s 2050 plan — a major impediment to any economic growth in northeast Sarsota County. • That the Sarasota County Commission scales back its pricey Siesta Key beach redevelopment to include only renovating the historic pavilion and bathrooms and erecting a two-level beach garage.

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• That city of Sarasota voters wisely discern in March which City Commission candidates are best to move the city out of stagnation and forward so it becomes more fiscally sound and economically vibrant —

the economic envy of the coast. • That the Quay property on the bayfront emerges from its legal/banking quagmire in the hands of qualified developers who can transform that property into the jewel it should become. • That Gil Waters’ 1959 vision for downtown — walkable Main Street and a walkover bridge from Main Street to Bayfront Park over Bayfront Drive — is completed. • That the City Commission and city staff; downtown merchants and property owners; and St. Armands Circle merchants and property owners begin discussions on how to collaborate to keep Main Street and St. Armands Circle competitive with the new University Town Center Mall at Interstate 75 and University Parkway. Crucial to this is establishing a vision for customer parking and making it happen (i.e. a sensible parking garage on State Street; reconfiguring the entrances to the garage on Palm Avenue and building a garage — and a boutique hotel — at St. Armands Circle. • That Ringling College President Larry Thompson’s vision of Sarasota becoming the “creative capital” of Florida, in additional to being the cultural capital, continues to gain momentum. Thompson has started the conversation; now the city’s industry leaders need to keep it going and growing. • BIGGEST WISH OF ALL: That a new generation of young leaders emerges with a vision, commitment and passion to take Sarasota to new heights; that this group pursues a big, bold vision that embraces economic and population growth, increased residential density downtown and a goal to attract the best of the creative class, making Sarasota the envy of community, economic and quality-of-life success.

LONGBOAT KEY

• One more time: That the legal, emotional logjam among the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort combatants comes to a peaceful, compromising end. This would include a real plan (key word: real) to redevelop the property into a much-needed, thriving tennis resort worthy of the Colony name. • That Ocean Properties, owner of the Longboat Key Club and Resort and Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort, somehow obtains expedited permits to begin expanding the Hilton. • That the Town Commission commits to junking the entire town zoning code and comprehensive plan and appoints a committee of qualified residents to write what amounts to a new “constitution” for the town for the 21st century. • That exciting development plans emerge from existing or new owners to redevelop the three parcels east of the new Publix. They need it … badly. • That Longboat Key voters wisely discern in March which Town Commission candidates are best to continue moving the town forward to remain one of the premier residential-resort communities in Florida. • That the owners of Whitney Beach Shopping Plaza acknowledge that it needs more than a new roof. How about a new vision, followed by new capital?

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OUR WISH AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL: THAT THE TIDE TURNS In 1979, Milton and Rose Friedman authored “Free to Choose,” a great book that showed the deleterious effects on individual freedom of the path the United States was on at the time — heading deeper and faster toward Fabian socialism and more New Deal liberalism. “Will our golden age come to an end in a relapse into the tyranny and misery that has always been, and remains today, the state of most of mankind?” they wrote. “Or shall we have the wisdom, the foresight, and the courage to change our course, to learn from experience and to benefit from a ‘rebirth of freedom’? When they wrote this, the Friedmans believed the tide was turning for the better. That was the title of their last chapter. And it did.

But what would the Friedmans say today? The tide has turned back again, shifting at the federal level toward ever larger government and the unbridled mortgaging of future generations. Our wish for the U.S. in 2013 is the rebirth of the fundamental principles born in 1787 in Philadelphia — an educational movement that sweeps the country, from classroom to classroom, from dinner table to dinner table. Rescuing the future from our current path will require teaching the next generations what they do not get in our classrooms today — the detailed story of the American Revolution, how and why the Constitution was constructed and how free-market capitalism differs from economic statism.


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Sarasota athletes made remarkable headlines in 2012. Over the past 12 months, we’ve celebrated district, regional and state championships. We’ve watched our talented athletes and teams make school history, overcome injuries and adversity and rely on one another in the midst of coaching changes. As another year comes to a close, we at the Sarasota Observer celebrate your accomplishments with inaugural Year in Sports 2012. Here, you will find this year’s Top 5 Moments in Sarasota sports. With so many talented athletes, it was an honor to be a part of the Sarasota sports community in 2012, and we absolutely cannot wait to see what you have in store for us in 2013. — Sports Editor Jen Blanco

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No matter how hard she thought about it, there was just no possible way it could be done — it required such accuracy and precision. At least that’s what Sarasota native Lacy Janson, a 2001 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School, thought when she passed by the pole vault every day during practice. Janson’s curiosity finally got the best of her. She decided to give the event a try and she hasn’t looked back since. Sixteen years after watching Dan O’Brien pole vault in the decathlon of the 1996 Summer Olympics, Janson realized the improbable is in fact possible. Janson cleared 14 foot, 9 inches to claim the final spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team June 24 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. — the site of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. Janson made her Olympic debut in the women’s pole vault qualifier Aug. 4, in which she finished tied for 15th after clearing 14 feet, 4 inches.

The Riverview High girls swim team starting making waves well before the season began, but it was even more apparent as the season went on just how talented this year’s squad had become. After winning district and regional titles, the defending state champion Lady Rams powered into the Class 3A Swimming & Diving Championships Nov. 9, hoping to bring home even more hardware. Behind senior freestyler Taylor Katz, who won a pair of individual state titles in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles, Riverview scored points in all 10 of the events it qualified in to accumulate 256 team points to finish 102 points ahead of co-runners-up Orlando Dr. Phillips and Lithia Newsome. Katz also swam on the 400 freestyle relay along with Hannah James, Spence Atkins and Niamh O’Grady, which finished first.

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The Sarasota Christian School volleyball team spent this past fall living a record-setting dream. The Lady Blazers captured the school’s first Class 2ADistrict 9 championship Oct. 25, to earn a berth in the regional tournament. Sarasota Christian opened its postseason with a 3-0 victory over Naples First Baptist in the Class 2A-Region 3 quarterfinals Oct. 30. The Lady Blazers hit the road for the regional semifinals Nov. 6. After winning the first two matches, Sarasota Christian watched Southwest Florida Christian Academy battle back to force a fifth game. With their season on the line, the Lady Blazers rallied together to defeat the Lady Kings and advance to the regional finals for the first time in school history. After losing the first match 25-22 Nov. 10, the underdog Lady Blazers hung with Lake Worth Christian and won the second match 27-25, before falling to the eventual state champion Lady Defenders 25-18 and 25-13 in the third and fourth matches. With the loss, the Lady Blazers, led by seniors Nicole Wittmer, Janie Weaver and Paige Troyer, saw their historic season come to a close.

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The Polar Express visits Phillippi Shores kindergartners Phillippi Shores kindergartners listened to Patrick Sanders retell “The Polar Express” story Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the media center. Sanders dressed as the conductor and put his own twist on the story for the children. He first dressed as the conductor five years ago, when his oldest grandson was in kindergarten. Today he continues to tell the story — to his younger

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The Humane Society of Southwest Florida, in collaboration with Sarasota in Defense of Animals, hosted a fundraiser Saturday. Dec. 15, at Evie’s on Bee Ridge. The Santa Paws Fur a Cause event raised money for people who are experiencing financial difficulty in supporting their pets.

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Residents of the Sarasota Bay Club rang in the holiday season Thursday, Dec. 13, with a festive cocktail hour. Guests exchanged season’s greetings, listened to live Christmas music and enjoyed cocktails.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012

holly jolly Christmas

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Big brothers and sisters mix and mingle at holiday party Volunteers for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program brought their siblings to Sun ’N’ Fun Saturday, Dec. 15, for the program’s annual holiday party. Children visited with other volunteers and siblings, enjoyed holiday snacks and visited with Santa before opening presents.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012

winter wonderland

by Yaryna Klimchak | Staff Writer

Snow Fest brings chills and thrills

Photos by Yaryna Klimchak

Lindsey and Andrea Bryant

Jensen Dieckman, 2, gives his sister, Esmée, 6, a kiss at the ice-skating rink. Snow Fest Sarasota welcomed parents and children to its opening night Friday, Dec. 14, at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. Children can make snowballs, go sledding, see Santa and play games through Sunday, Dec. 23. Esmée Dieckman, 6, ice-skated, and Johanna Post made her first snowman at the Sarasota Snow Fest. Left: Jason Garner, 2, takes a ride. Right: Ashley Patel, 11

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012

RAINFALL

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2012 2011 45.07 in. 40.57 in.

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High 73 72 80 79 77 79 79

Temps. Low 57 56 56 59 62 55 46

Record Temps. High Low 87 (1965) 22 (1962) 90 (1971) 23 (1962) 86 (1923) 31 (2010) 86 (2001) 27 (1968) 88 (1965) 29 (1968) 90 (1967) 32 (1973) 84 (1967) 30 (1975)

Average Gulf water temperature: 67

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Therese Sutton submitted this sunset photo, taken overlooking Sarasota Bay.

Patches of the Florida Red Tide organism, Karenia brevis, continue to persist in very low to medium concentrations alongshore of southern Sarasota County.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 Thursday, December 27, 2012

Garage/Moving/Estate Sales

ADVERTISE YOUR MERCHANDISE with the total value of all items $200 or less in this section for FREE! Limit 1 ad per month, 15 words or less. Price must be included next to each item. No commercial advertising. Ad runs 2 consecutive weeks in 1 Observer. (No phone calls please.) (Please provide your name and address) Email ad to: classified@yourobserver.com Online at: www.yourobserver.com Or mail to: The Observer Group P.O. Box 3169 Sarasota, Fl 34230 GOLF CLUBS: custom Hogan bag, pullcart, drivers, sand wedge, putter, ball retreiver $125. 941-349 7565. ISLAND PENDANT 941-357-6818.

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SENIOR LOOKING to purchase precious metals, time pieces, coins, jewelry and antiques. Please call Marc, 941-321-0707.

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Painting/Wallpapering CARLO DATTILO PAINTING. Licensed & insured. Interior/ Exterior painting including drywall repair and retexturing. Wallpaper installation & removal, pressure washing. Residential & commercial, condos. Honest & reliable. Free estimates. 941-744-1020. 35+ years experience.

Pet Services DOGGY HOTEL. 24 Hour Daycare. Brown Avenue near Bee Ridge and 41 behind Sleep King (new owner). First day FREE. Grooming by Mark. Meet and greet and get a treat. 941-554-4620. THE FAIRY Dogmother. Caring, reliable dogwalking services. $15/ 1/2 hr., within 10/mi. radius of Stickney Pt. Rd. 508-395-7068.

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

Pressure Cleaning JACK'S DETAILED Pressure Washing. Specialized in flat work, but not all inclusive. Will estimate any job. licensed and insured. 941-979-7095. E-mail: kwantj@yahoo.com

Tree Services TREE SERVICE Lawncare & Landscaping. No job too big or too small. We do it all. Call Andy, 941-504-8190

FIND IT!

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.

in the

LANDLORD ALERT!! We have Tenant’s!!! Wanted: 1-3BR Homes/Condos, Furnished or Unfurnished. Siesta Key Realty Incorporated, 941-349-8900, www.siestakeyrealtyrentals.com

Classifieds

This week’s Crossword answers

ON BEACH OR BAY!! 1-3 Bedrooms, Weekly or Monthly. Available Immediately. Seaside Management, 941-923-6077.

Adult Care Services

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Affordable Senior Housing

Cleaning

JEFFERSON CENTER

Masonry

2BR/2BA POOL home. Updated/ fully furnished. Only minutes to Siesta Key. $3500 mo. MLS #A3966478. Roberts Realty, 941-924-2330. SarasotaCoast.com

COMPLETE CARE; non-medical and medical. Errands, homemaking, transportation, medication supervision, meal preparation. Also, medical staff available 24/7. Call 377-4465 for more details or visit our mobile/online website at: eldercaresarasota.com Lic. #30211372. Bonded and Insured.

941-953-9585 800-955-8771 TDD/TTY

BETTY’S HOUSECLEANING Service. Residential and Commercial. High quality cleaning. Reasonable rates. Licensed. References. Call 941-650-6180. BRAZILIAN CLEANING Service by Maria. Residential/ Commercial. Meticulous Cleaning. Excellent References. Free Estimates. Reliable. Lic./ Ins. 941-400-3342.

Utilities & Cable Included

FREE ESTIMATES! Call Dotty, detailed cleaning. 24 Years Exp. Lic./Ins. Residential/Commercial. Looking for year-round customers! Dottie, 941-321-6645.

Rentals from $427-$588

STEVE ALLEN FLOOR COVERINGS

Homes For Rent

BEST VALUE - ST ARMANDS A walled 3BR/3BA, pool, spa, gated, marble floors, granite kitchen. In the heart of the Key $699,000. Glenn Callaghan Re/Max Alliance Group, 941-928-9020.

Storage

930 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota, FL 34236

Home Improvement/ Remodeling

3B, 2B, 1CG, Pool, 1,574/sf. Very clean, $1,500/mo, close to Hospital & Downtown. Call 941-586-9444.

Homes For Sale

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Cleaning JUST NEW in town. Looking for year round cleaning jobs. Residential. Commercial. 20/yrs. experience. Please call Diane, 941-487-7223.

LUXOR MHP

Merchandise Wanted

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

Condos/Apts. For Rent SIESTA KEY $880 and up. Reserve Rentals, NOW! 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units. Monthly, Seasonal, Annual. Furnished/Unfurnished. Call Siesta Key Realty, 941-349-8900 or visit siestakeyrealtyrentals.com SIESTA KEY Condo: 1BR, furnished, walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. Pool, laundry, on ground floor. Available Jan., March and April. $2800 +tax. Pictures available. 586-744-5488.

99856

Items Under $200 For Sale

HOUSE CLASSIFIEDS LP # 56733

2012

This week’s Cryptogram answers 1. A friend saw his neighbor had dollar bills on his bushes. The neighbor said it was his hedge fund. 2. Financial regulation of Wall Street will be described in an upcoming comedy play, “The Taming of the Shrewd.” CROSSWORD_ANS_122712


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THE SARASOTA OBSERVER/ YourObserver.com Thursday, December 27, 2012

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97858

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966-5094

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98758

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Experienced, hands-on accountant is available to help with your small business/personal accounting needs. A few hours per month may be all you need to keep your books straight. Comfortable with any accounting software. Hourly or monthly fee.

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Sharon M. Guy, P.A.

97860

FINANCIAL SERVICES

97325

WILLS, TRUSTS, PROBATE, ELDER LAW

377-2272

100139

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98740

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Home Furnishing Restoration and Upholstery Specialist!


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In-Home Consultation & Do-It-Yourself Plan

Corby J. deKozlowski Specializing in Residential Painting

941.726.1560

Fully Insured

97354

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General Plumbing Services Inc.

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97911

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GULF GATE ROOFING INC.

941-228-9850

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3803243-01

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97916

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941-373-5143

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97170

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012

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Making Things Happen on Siesta Key.... Sheri Lasley and Bob Ruiz SIESTA KEY Properties Sold in 2012

9393 Midnight Pass Rd. #606 - $339,000 Surrounded by water on three sides, enjoy breathtaking views of the Gulf and Bay from this best priced 2/2 at THE POINTE MLS#A3961271

1640 Summerhouse Ln #31 - $875,000 Exquisitely appointed 3/2.5 with 9’ ceilings and 2 oversized terraces at one of Siesta’s newest properties... SUMMER COVE MLS#A3957126

5740 Midnight Pass Road,Unit F303 6267 Midnight Pass Road,Unit 106 1201 Dockside Place 1323 Dockside Place 1660 Summerhouse Lane, Unit 404 391 Avenida Madera 5225 Avenida Navarra 5230 Avenida Navarra 5239 Avenida Navarra 255 Hourglass Way, Unit 104 351 Tierra Mar Lane, #4 5224 Winding Way 9393 Midnight Pass Road, Unit 307 9393 Midnight Pass Road, Unit 602 9393 Midnight Pass Road, Unit 603 9393 Midnight Pass Road, Unit 703 9393 Midnight Pass Road, Unit 704

1248 Northport Dr. $999,000 A short walk to Siesta Beach and 3 doors from the Intracoastal on sailboat water, this charming 3/2½ pool home is ideal for the boating and beach enthusiast! ROYAL PALM HARBOR MLS#A3969984

Your Resident Siesta Key Specialists Sheri: 941.400.4186 SheriLasley@aol.com Bob: 941.544.3299 RobertRuizRR@aol.com www.SiestaKeyNow.com

The real estate market on Siesta Key is HOT! The low number of properties available, combined with a robust demand, and the fact that we are just entering our high season makes this an ideal time to market your property. If you have an interest in selling or know of someone who may be considering selling or buying, we hope you will call us.

from your local realtors Iva Fadley Dane PA,TRC Cell: 941.350.8001 Office: 941.955.1500

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“Your Best Bet for Real Estate Success”

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S. Dudley Carson, Broker GRI, CRB, REO, SFR

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5700 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key dudleycarson@remax.net

For Experience, Integrity and Patience, Call: 941.702.9149 (Cell) Virginia M. Hansel, Realtor®

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The Power of Two... Working for You The Johns Team

Larry & Jill Johns

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Brian Dunn

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012

Don’t just visit Paradise... Own it! it! Don’t just visit Paradise... Own

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012

Judie Berger

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Trust THE REALTOR WITH PROVEN RESULTS

SOLD IN 2012

5831 Riegels Harbor Road - $1,950,000

201 Seagull Lane - $1,349,000

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

5411 Avenida del Mare - $1,219,000

Bird Key pool home with views of Sarasota Bay on rare double lot. 5,000+ s.f., 2 kitchens, 5 beds/5 baths

Siesta Key 1.5 blocks to beach. Built 2003, 3,695 s.f., theater, 4 car garage, w/marina boat rackominium

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just listed

631 Waterside Way - $925,000

4568 Woodside Road - $1,100,000

Renovated Siesta Key pool home on deep boating water of the Grand Canal

140’ Siesta Key waterfront, four minutes to open bay, 4 beds/4 baths, high ceilings, 3 car garage

1229 Point Crisp Road - $2,850,000 701 Treasure Boat Way - $1,390,000 1245 Sea Plume Way - $1,150,000 524 N. Spoonbill Drive - $1,150,000 1529 Eastbrook Drive - $999,500 1240 Northport Drive - $935,000 631 Waterside Way - $925,000 1529 Key Royale Drive - $890,000 618 Owl Way - $800,000 1919 Grove Street - $745,000 5440 Avenida del Mare - $745,000 757 Tropical Circle - $730,000 550 Commonwealth Drive - $670,000 5585 Contento Drive - $665,000 3210 Old Oak Drive - $665,000 5300 Ocean Boulevard #903 - $650,000 1008 Glebe Lane - $440,000 2978 Bravura Lake Drive - $437,250 4555 Tuscana Drive - $362,400 7809 Allen Robertson Place - $350,000 5044 Faberge Place - $315,000 9393 Midnight Pass Road #401 - $300,000 5911 Midnight Pass Road #201 - $295,000 7065 Del Lago Drive - $270,000 5725 Fossano Place - $233,000 257 S Portofino Drive #208 - $230,000 850 S Tamiami Trail #830 - $193,000 485 Island Circle - $184,000

5229 Cape Leyte Drive - $849,000

Deep boating water on Siesta Key, near the beach with great views. 3 beds/2.5 baths pool home on a large lot

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$595,000 Blackburn Harbor Luxury Condo Dock your boat right outside the door! 3BR/3BA, 2500SF unit, Gated, Amenities. N5775874 Vicky Reilly 941.266.5962 $235,000 Callaway Glens Condo Panoramic golf & water views! 3/3 w/almost 2,000SF. A3969161 Pam Baker 941.544.7943

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Rentals Palmer Ranch & Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club Short term & long term rentals available in all sections. Golfing, Clubhouse, pools & just minutes to Siesta beaches! Vicky Reilly 941.266.5962 $2900/mo. Seasonal or Annual $1600/ mo. Tailfeather Way @Tara 3BR/2BA furnished 2 car garage. A3969031 Kelly Oakes 941.812.6557 $1,100 Mo./Annual Palm Aire @ Desoto Lakes Country Club Completely remodeled unfurnished 2BR/2BA. 1st floor, Htd pool, Lake/Golf views. Park by your front door. A3968929 June Shidel 941.356.1092

$724,900 Serenoa 4385SF, 4BR/3.5BA + 2 offices, 2 Entertainment Rooms, Salt pool & more! A3967667 Cher Pujol 941.504.5902 d in Price ch! Best ood Ran w Lake

$1,199,000 The Founders Club 4BR/4BA, 6500SF of luxurious living, Gated, Golf & tranquil lake views. A3958717 Jerry Richter 941.224.1350 ,000 $600ction! u d e R

$138,900 Willowbrook Townhome Furn. 2BR/2.5BA, Lake & Preserve views + No CDD fees! A3961893 Kirby Wood 941.961.4724

Foreclosures $224,900 Woods at Conquistador Interesting floor plan, fireplace, new carpet in family & bedrooms, Screened pool + fenced yard. M5833829 $85,900 Glen Oaks Ridge Villa Reduced! Spacious,1372SF villa. Walk to Bobby Jones Golf Complex, community pool. Active 55+ comm. M5831182

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$2,399,000 Lakewood Ranch Country Club Village Over 1.5 Acres, Over 10,000 Sq. Ft. living area! Grotto w/waterfall in pool! A3964455 Klomp/McMillan 941.400.4826

$59,900 Bradenton Investors Welcome! 4BR/2BA home, needs some work. Lrg fenced lot, 2 detached rooms in the back for storage. M5833526

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