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OUR TOWN + Have band, will travel Local musicians looking for a regular gig are in luck. The Sarasota Farmers Market Music Committee is seeking musicians of all styles, to play each Saturday at the market, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested performers should call (727) 420-1613.

+ Duck, duck goose Teddy Jordan and siblings Kaylie, Kristina and Adam Schay, lived out a real-life version of the childhood game “Duck, Duck, Goose” Sunday, Jan. 27, at the We Love Israel Streetfair and Marketplace. Children played with several barnyard animals as part of the event.

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First Street to undergo facelift The street will get wider sidewalks, underground utilities, brick crosswalks and lush landscaping.

First Street business owners spent the last year observing the city finalize streetscape projects to improve both Main Street and North Palm Avenue. They wondered when their street would get similar attention. Now they have their answer. A $1.6 million First Street improvement project could start as soon as fall. Merchants say, until now, the city has overlooked the lesstraversed street north of Main Street when it comes to sidewalk maintenance, rusted lampposts and aging utilities. According to Rebecca Hopkins, longtime manager at Florida Studio Theatre, it got so bad that it was unsafe for people to walk from the city’s new public parking garage on Palm Avenue to the performing-arts venues on First Street. “There is a kind of divide once you hit this end of downtown,” Hopkins said. But, the project to add new wider sidewalks and plant lush landscaping will put First Street on the same aesthetic level as Main Street and Palm Avenue. In addition to the wider sidewalks and new landscaping, the project will add brick-paver crosswalks, new decorative lampposts and underground

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J.P. Knaggs, owner of Bijou Café, and Rebecca Hopkins, managing director of Florida Studio Theatre, lobbied the city for First Street improvements, such as wider sidewalks and new decorative lampposts. power utilities. City officials are also exploring the possibility of building two new roundabouts on First Street, to make it a more pedestrianfriendly corridor. The pair of roundabouts, one at First Street and Cocoanut Avenue and the other at First Street and Pineapple Avenue, would be similar in size to roundabouts that opened in June on Ringling

+ Leading ladies Applications are currently being accepted for the Giving Matters Youth Philanthropy Leadership Award, in Memory of Lois B. Green. The annual award recognizes a female high school student, in grades 10 to 12, who gives her time and talents to the community. Applications may be submitted until Friday, Feb. 1. The winner will be announced by March 29 and will receive a $1,000 prize to be awarded as a $500 scholarship to the winner’s choice of a postsecondary educational institution and a $500 contribution to her choice of a local non-profit organization.

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Boulevard downtown. Those roundabouts cost $1.3 million total to construct. “We don’t have funding for the construction of the (First Street roundabouts) now,” said City Planner Steve Stancel. “But we are looking to see if roundabouts make sense.”

Long-awaited facelift

get as much foot traffic as either Main Street or Palm Avenue, the two-block stretch slated for wider sidewalks and lush landscaping is home to FST, Bijou Café and the Sarasota Opera House. It also acts a direct route from the RitzCarlton, Sarasota to downtown. Businesses were happy to hear that after years without seeing

Although First Street doesn’t

STRATEGY SEEKING

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Camp shows complexity of the homeless issue A homeless population staying on Central Avenue illustrates the city’s difficulty in trying to find a strategy to deal with an increasing homeless population.

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Ray Seymour, an out-of-work handyman, has been applying for jobs.

For years, Ray Seymour, a 52-yearold out-of-work handyman and tree trimmer, has been one of the homeless people camping on the sidewalk in front of the Rosemary Cemetery. Seymour has been looking for work — he filled out four job applications one day last week.

“We cool out here,” said Seymour, sitting next to his friend, Kevin Gardner, 54, who is also homeless. “We don’t get in trouble.” The group in front of the cemetery along Central Avenue, however, has

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HOMELESS / FROM PAGE 1A come to the attention of police and city officials, because the camp has now grown to more than 30. Residents and business owners have complained to police about the bags and the increase in homeless people. During the day, some of the homeless people block the sidewalk, and their collection of bags stacked in the grass is visible from a half-block away. After talking with the group in front of the cemetery Tuesday, Police Capt. Paul Sutton said the police department’s approach on Central Avenue is a “balancing act.” “People in Rosemary don’t want to see what they perceive as trash all over the sidewalk,” Sutton said, “and we don’t want to be hauling off people’s possessions.” City Manager Tom Barwin has made issues involving the city’s homeless population one of his priorities. He has set up a task force of city and county officials to work on “stop gap” solutions. Yet, even as city officials seek solutions to an increase in the homeless population and crimes involving homeless in the city, particularly downtown, the recent gathering of homeless on Central Avenue illustrates the complexity of the issue, Sutton said. City officials try to address residents’ complaints, while balancing the rights of the homeless, something the city has been criticized for from groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Barwin knows the task ahead isn’t an easy one. “People have a right to be homeless, if they choose that lifestyle and if they don’t they violate anyone’s rights,” he said. “We do know there are some folks who fall on hard times.” Barwin said he thinks one good next step is to hire a new social worker who will focus on substance-abuse and mental-health issues among the homeless. The new employee will work with police officers who come in contact with homeless people everyday and will also work with the Salvation Army. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, Seymour was one of the homeless men and women in front of

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the Rosemary Cemetery listening to Sutton. Sutton let everyone know that Public Works would be throwing out their bags if they weren’t removed. Seymour’s clothes, shoes and other possessions fill four of those trash bags. Seymour told Sutton he’d find a place to move his bags out of the way. “The captain asked us to move them,” Seymour said. “I will definitely move them.” But, Seymour said he doesn’t have many options because he doesn’t want to be camped out in the bushes with raccoons and snakes. “People have no place to go,” Seymour said.

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Although many of the people encamped in front of the cemetery are not breaking the law, Bryan Pope, general manager of the Salvation Army shelter on Central Avenue, said there have been fights and some are actively using drugs. Pope is not sure why more people are sleeping in front of the cemetery, just steps from the Salvation Army. And, there can be different reasons why the homeless choose not to stay at the Salvation Army shelter. In many cases there are “four or five socio-psychological problems going on, simultaneously,” Pope said. The shelter limits free stays to people who are enrolled in a program, such as drug rehabilitation or the Salvation Army’s Street Teams program that offers job training. Those not willing to enroll are required to pay a $10-a-night fee. In an ideal scenario, Pope said, a homeless person would come to the Salvation Army and enroll in programs to help improve his situation. He’d stay six months, get a job and move on to a new start. “We really want them to become self-sufficient,” Pope said. Gardner said he has only had a run-in with the police once, and that was two weeks ago when he was arrested for illegal lodging. “We can’t afford the $10-a-night charge” to stay at the Salvation Army, Gardner said.

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ized, while power lines are buried on the theater’s property at the same time the city buries power lines on the city’s right of way in front of the theater campus. The underground utilities will prevent outages that sometimes darken the four theaters on FST’s campus, Hopkins said. “It will make (First Street) a lot more attractive,” Stancel said. “It is an area that deserves it. We have the theaters and performing arts there, the parking garage right there and the hotel coming in.” Construction work will likely take place as improvements are under way on the proposed public-private hotel on Palm and Coconut avenues, Stancel said. Although construction of both projects could begin as early as fall, the city could end up delaying the work so it doesn’t interrupt peak tourist season. Knaggs said he doesn’t mind if there are some interruptions during season, if it means the facelift will be completed soon. “As long as it gets done,” Knaggs said. The roundabouts on First Street could also provide a directional improvement. Despite the fact that there are two stop signs, drivers mistake the intersection for a four-way stop, expecting other traffic to yield. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard squealing brakes and a smash,” Hopkins said. Painter Frank Creaturo, who has an art gallery at 1269 First St., said just recently the driver of a new Bentley, on her way to dinner with friends, crashed into another car. She seemed confused by which cars were supposed to stop at the intersection, he said. Knaggs said he was not a fan of roundabouts before the one at the Five Points intersection was installed. “I didn’t know what to think of the roundabout, but now that it is done, I just love it,” Knaggs said. “Traffic flows so smoothly and it slows the traffic down; it is safer for pedestrians. People have learned to use them.”

any major improvements, the city is spending $1.6 million on the facelift. “We’ve been in this location for 27 years, and I’ve been saying for 27 years to the city, ‘How about doing something to our street?’” said Bijou Café owner J.P. Knaggs. The sidewalk improvements have been a work-in-progress for more than four years. First Street was identified as a primary pedestrian gateway in the city’s 2002 Downtown Master Plan. At one point, the city had proposed a small-scale project that would have added potted plants along the sidewalk, said Knaggs. “The very first time I heard about (the project), it was just going to be some plants,” Knaggs said. “We got more vocal about it.” The project grew in scope as Knaggs met with city officials. Last summer, City Commissioner Terry Turner walked down First Street with Knaggs, and the pair noted all the areas in need of sprucing up — including chipped, uneven and pothole-filled sections of the sidewalk, Knaggs said. Hopkins joined Knaggs in some of the meetings with city officials. “If you walk down the sidewalk, (you can see) it is coming apart,” Hopkins said. “First, is not well lit, and there are potholes everywhere. You have to watch where you are going or you will break your leg.” Hopkins said many of the theater’s patrons are parking in the city’s new Palm Avenue public garage, and new sidewalks and better lighting will make the walk safer. FST recently invested $4 million to renovate the Gompertz Theatre and to build an addition, which includes two theaters and a restaurant. The sidewalk improvements will be a well-timed complement to the new building. FST is also working with city officials so that construction impact is minimal-

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BIRD BATTLE

Residents at The Oaks Club have debated for two years about the removal of Brazilian pepper trees, home to 1,600 birds.

Species of Special Concern

Birds that have a small or declining population

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Beverly Meadows and Cecily Shar–Whitehill enjoy the bird colony. They like watching the birds fly in at sunset.

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nowy egrets fly through the pink sky as the sun sets. They land on one of two small islands in the middle of a 7.3-acre lake at The Oaks Club. Their white plumage contrasts with the green leaves of the non-native Brazilian pepper trees. The eastern and western islands on the lake within The Oaks are home to more than 1,600 birds, which makes the islands the largest rookery in Sarasota County. The islands create an ideal habitat because they are surrounded by water, which makes it almost impossible for predators to access the islands. These islands have also become a dividing line between Oaks residents. Some residents love the birds, while others complain about the stench and the potential health hazard the proximity of the rookery may cause. For two years, The Oaks Club has been debating with community members about whether to cut down the invasive pepper trees. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued the Board of Governors of The Oaks Club a migratory birdnest removal permit Jan. 14, to begin the removal of the trees on the eastern island. It also sent a letter suggesting the club remove the trees in phases. Various bird-advocate groups, such as Save Our Seabirds, the Sierra Club, and The Audubon Societies of Sarasota, Venice and Florida, sent a letter to the board of governors suggesting it remove 30% of the trees at a time. This would give the birds an opportunity to live elsewhere while new native plants and trees are planted. “This will be entirely up to them, we are just asking them to have some goodwill about it,” said Audubon Society of Florida President Ann Paul. The Oaks Club chose to cut down 90% of the trees on the eastern island all at once, because of the way pepper trees spread so rapidly. The western island will remain untouched, for now. “We don’t believe removing 30% of the trees at a time is a solution because Brazilian peppers are very aggressive,” said Board of Governors President Carl Koch. “We can only do remediation once a year because of the nesting birds, and, then, we would not be able to do significant planting of native Florida plants.” Monday, Jan. 21 ECo Consultants Inc., an environmental consulting firm, began to cut down the pepper trees on the east-

ern island. The Oaks was only able to begin removal after ensuring there were no active nests in the trees, which means they contain no eggs or baby birds. It is illegal to remove nests that may have eggs or fledglings. It will take The Oaks Club two weeks to complete the project.

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Don Adkins, of ECo Consultants Inc., volunteer residents and the Audubon Society have been monitoring bird activity at The Oaks for two years. The islands are home to a large variety of birds, including four species of special concern (see sidebar) that have a small or declining population in the state. Beverly Meadows moved to her current home, which sits right next to the islands, so she could enjoy the birds. “The Oaks prides themselves in the wildlife they have, yet, they choose to get rid of these birds,” Meadows said. “When the trees are removed, the birds will disperse and those who love them lose them and won’t have them as part of their lives.” Meadows said she tried contacting the board of governors and that no one responded to her phone calls or emails. She started an email campaign, and she and other neighbors protested the removal of the nests. The group picketed outside of The Oaks Club on U.S. 41. Dr. Jürgen Ladendorf and his wife, Cecily Shar-Whitehill, also enjoy the birds. They both said they were horrified when they heard the rookery was going to be altered. They are skeptical the new native plants will support a bird population. “If (the eastern island) is destroyed, the board expects the birds to go to the larger western island,” Ladendorf said, “which will than get overpopulated, and, then, they (The Oaks) will go after the second island.” The Oaks Club plans to see how the removal of the trees on the eastern island goes before reapplying for a permit to remove the pepper trees on the western island. “Our long-term objective is to do that, but we want to know how the first island goes, that way we have information if we want to do anymore adjustments,” said Koch. “We would want to eliminate the pepper trees and have two natural islands, with native Florida plants to support a nesting bird population.”

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Not all neighbors feel the same way about having the largest bird rookery in Sarasota County sitting 20 yards from their back doors. Page Halpin, who lives next to the lake, had to resurface her deck because of the birds. “We went to Vermont for the summer for two weeks,” said Halpin. “When we came back, our pool cage looked like a bomb had gone off. The birds came and took refuge over here; there was poop everywhere. I had to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars having the pool cage pressure cleaned and spend about $4,000 on a new deck.” Bill Troutman, a nearby neighbor, worries about his health and the health of his grandchildren. “It’s not just the feces, (bird disease) also comes from the dandruff of the feathers,” Troutman said. “They are flying, and that becomes airborne, and these diseases, they can affect anything, but the most common is the lungs because we breathe in that air.” Troutman is awaiting a double-lung transplant and uses a regulator tank to help him breathe. He says the smell coming from the rookery prevents him from sitting outside and enjoying his patio. “The folks at Tampa General told me that pets are an issue once I have the transplant; they said you have to stay away from them and don’t have birds,” Troutman said. “And if you do have a bird, don’t get anywhere near the bird cage. Well, I live in a bird cage.” Both Halpin and Troutman say they have had pepper trees sprout up on their lawn from seeds that the wind carried over from the islands. They also said the bird population has increased in the last three years because The Oaks has not maintained the rapid growth of the pepper trees. “We don’t want all the birds to be gone, we just want the population to be reduced,” Halpin said. Once the rookery is cut down, the birds are expected to make new homes in new locations. “Those birds are using that island as a safe habitat, which there aren’t many around the county,” said Florida Costal Islands Sanctuary Manager Mark Rachal. “The birds will search for a new location, which means they may leave the county all together.”

We don’t want all the birds to be gone, we just want the population to be reduced. — Page Halpin, The Oaks Club resident

Snowy egrets were once hunted for their plumage. Ladies used the feathers for their hats, and by the beginning of the 20th century, an ounce of snowy egret feather was worth more than an ounce of gold. To this day, the birds are still repopulating after being hunted to near extinction. In 1918, the U.S. passed the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which protects them to this day.

Little blue heron The little blue heron is a species of special concern because of its dependence on the wetlands. The population declined from 20,000 in 1976 to 1978 down to 17,000 by 1989. Their threats are not understood but may include coastal development; environmental issues; degrading of feeding habitat; disturbance at foraging and breeding sites; and exposure to pesticides and toxins.

Tri-colored heron The tri-colored heron, formerly known as the Louisiana heron, has declined due to habitat loss.

White ibis The white ibis has declined due to loss and degradation of wetlands and human development in coastal areas and freshwater foraging areas. Surveys show that the white ibis has declined by half from mid-1970s levels, including an 80% drop in south Florida.


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The Jewel tower to break ground in July The new luxury condominium building is slated to become the tallest downtown.

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Tom Mannausa said The Jewel will become his “crowning” development. The Jewel features sweeping glass views with a 30-foot-high lobby. The building will feature LED lighting inside and outside. The project also includes two floors of retail condominiums. Mannausa, who is in the sales office daily, said he sold three of six of the retail condos for the first two floors. The third floor of the building will be an amenity deck with a yoga room, 20-meter pool, sauna, putting green and tennis court. “The amenity deck is one of the reasons why people are purchasing,” Mannausa said. The units will feature ceilings at least 10 feet, 8 inches high, Italian-made cabinets and deco-

rative concrete walls as an option. During the past few weeks, the developer has been working with city planners to tweak design plans and make sure the project meets city codes. “He is moving forward,” said Sarasota Senior Planner Harvey Hoglund. Recent plan variations include adding more glass to the design and adding oak trees to the front of the building, as requested by city officials requested. Mannausa calls the architecture modern — but not “spaceship modern.” “You’ll see these buildings in Dubai that look like a spaceship,” Mannausa said. “This is not that.”

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If construction of The Jewel starts in July like developer Tom Mannausa expects, the project will become the first major condo tower to break ground downtown since the real-estate market bust in 2007. The 17-story luxury condominium tower that will be built at Palm Avenue and Main Street joins The Queue townhouses on Ringling Boulevard and the Homes of Laurel Park, a 26-home project, as the first residential developments constructed since 2007, downtown. Standing 236 feet tall at one of the city’s busiest intersections, The Jewel will be the most visible of the three projects. It will also be the tallest building downtown. Fourteen of The Jewel’s 18 units that range from $1.25 million to $4.1 million are under contract, Mannausa said. The tower’s presales are one indicator that the economy is beginning to turn around said downtown Realtor Ian Black. “We’ve got significant interest in downtown,” Black said. Thus far, mostly older, retired buyers — some relocating from places such as New Jersey or Colorado — have purchased units. Mannausa said in the past few months he has had offers from prospective investors. “In the last two months, I


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Abolish the system The cynical view is this: Florida Gov. Rick Scott has turned out to be just like the others — another narcissistic politician who lusts for power and will do whatever it takes to buy votes with payoffs. Thus the big announcement last week that he wants to give every Florida publicschool teacher a $2,500 raise. Talk about buying votes. Especially when you consider Florida’s unionized teachers and union leaders are not Scott fans at all. This payoff — if the Legislature approves — would come on the heels of Scott lobbying successfully last year to increase state education spending by $1 billion. And on the heels of his campaign to force Florida’s public colleges to bring down their costs and offer $10,000 bachelor degrees. Talk about a populist move. Clearly the guy is selling out. The guy who rode the anti-tax, anti-government Tea Party tsunami to the governor’s office has MATT flip-flopped and gone WALSH soft — just to win votes and keep his job. That’s the way it looks. But there’s another argument, one that frames Scott’s new emphasis on education as a smart strategy to fulfilling the promise he articulated on the 2010 campaign trail — that of creating jobs. “Let’s get to work.” It’s a great strategy, incredibly simple. We’ll show you. But before we do, here’s a prediction: Scott’s efforts aren’t going to change much in Florida education. Sure, the state will move up in national rankings over the next few years. But the results will be like saying you grew up to be one of the tallest ponies. American public education is a disaster. And public education controlled by Tallahassee will always be public education — awful. The only real way to save our children is to abolish public education. Yes, abolish it. First, back to Scott’s strategy. Ever since his tenure as CEO of Columbia-HCA, Scott has used the same approach to address a challenge: Identify a problem and its cause. Make a simple case for the change, stick to the message and then implement steps and incentives to eliminate or modify the bad behavior. When Scott decided to run for governor, Florida’s economy was in free-fall. He says over and over he wanted to help preserve the American Dream — create an atmosphere of opportunity where those who

wanted could pursue their dreams. As Scott told voters repeatedly, that meant Florida needed jobs. If you have a job, you can get closer to the dream. How do you create jobs? Government cannot create privatesector, wealth-producing jobs. But the government can create a social, economic and legal framework, or a climate that influences the creation of jobs. That’s the Scott strategy. Use the power of state government to create a framework and climate that attracts capital and entrepreneurs and rewards investment and entrepreneurism, all of which leads to more economic activity and more jobs. This seems so elementary, but when you read the daily press, the bigger picture often gets lost in the politics of the day. Scott has been methodical in getting the framework right. Step 1: Cut regulations. Regulations eat into a business’ capital and retards economic growth. The Scott administration says it has eliminated 2,300 regulations. This makes Florida less costly and certainly more attractive for businesses vis-avis, say, New York, New Jersey or Illinois. Step 2: Reduce the cost of government. Cut taxes and reduce Florida’s debt. They are costs. When businesses and individuals pay lower taxes, they have more money to invest, grow and hire more people. Scott’s administration has lowered Florida’s debt from $5 billion to $3 billion, and 75% of Florida’s businesses will no longer pay a state corporate income tax. Capital will flow where it is welcome. The big, final step: Educate the work force. For Scott, crucial to that is to make college affordable (i.e. $10,000 bachelor degrees), which creates a greater incentive for the future work force to be educated. Scott’s education strategy is also focusing on improving the quality of the product for customers — i.e., better teachers teaching Florida’s students. This is where his $2,500 pay increase comes in. The end game is this: If the quality of Florida’s schools improves, and the cost goes down, Scott figures Florida is bound to have a more educated work force. And that’s what businesses want — plentiful and competent labor. Simple, sensible strategy: Fewer regulations + less government + lower taxes + better schools + educated work force = more businesses starting in and moving to Florida = more jobs. Executing all of this is complicated. The most difficult challenge and the area where it’s most difficult to see appreciable differences is in education. The size makes it daunting, as do such variables geogra-

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phy, culture, economics, families and their histories. Just think of Florida’s $18.6 billion, taxfunded, public-education system in this snapshot: Florida has 120 House members, 40 Senate members — all elected politicians — dictating how 67 superintendents, each accountable to 67 school boards, each of which has at least five elected board members, should implement the way 192,000 K-12 teachers in 4,200 schools should instruct 2.7 million students, each of whom comes from a variety of social, cultural and ethnic milieux. If we’re honest with ourselves, we would admit the best this structure can do is what it’s doing, which is pretty miserable. Why would anyone think that having our students in the 50th percentile vis-a-vis students from around the world is an acceptable achievement? When you received a 50% on a test, you failed! But as C. Bradley Thompson, a Clemson University professor, writes in this month’s The Objective Standard, to advocate for the abolition of public schools is to be labeled an extremist (see box below). So be it. But he’s right. You should read his whole piece, “The New Abolitionism: Why Education Emancipation is the Moral Imperative of our Time.” Finally, someone has the courage to say and show what he did. The facts will make you want to yank your child from public school. We can credit Gov. Scott’s boldness for instituting more teacher accountability and pressuring the state colleges to hold down costs. His objective is on target: Make Florida’s work force more attractive to employers. And by the time Scott leaves office, whether that’s in 2015 or 2019, he likely will have made progress improving Florida’s public schools. But like most modern government reforms, his reforms mostly will affect only the margins. It was revealing last month to hear former CNN CEO Walter Isaacson talk about his experience of rebuilding New Orleans’ public school system after Hurricane Katrina. He established an entire district of competitive charter schools. And guess what? New Orleans’ schools are vastly improved; competition is working. This message has always been clear: Let the marketplace fill the needs. Abolish public schools, indeed.

EXCERPT: WHY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM SHOULD BE ABOLISHED I begin with my conclusion: The “public” school system is the most immoral and corrupt institution in the United States of America today, and it should be abolished. It should be abolished for the same reason that chattel slavery was ended in the 19th century: Although different in purpose and in magnitude of harm to its victims, public education, like slavery, is a form of involuntary servitude. The primary difference is that public schools force children to serve the interests of the state rather than those of an individual master. These are — to be sure — radical claims, but they are true, and the abolition of public schools is an idea whose time has come. It is time for Americans to reexamine — radically and comprehensively — the nature and purpose of their disastrously failing public school system, and to launch a new abolitionist movement, a movement to liberate tens of millions of children and their parents from this form of bondage. Twenty-first century Abolitionists are confronted, however, by a paradoxical fact: Most Americans recognize that something is deeply wrong with the country’s

elementary and secondary schools, yet they support them like no other institution. Mention the possibility of abolishing the public schools, and most people look at you as though you are crazy. And, of course, no politician would ever dare cut spending to our schools and to the “kids.” For those who take seriously the idea that our public schools are broken and need to be fixed, the most common solutions include spending more money, raising standards, reducing class size, issuing vouchers and establishing charter schools. And yet, despite decades of such reforms, our schools only get worse. The solution is not further reforms. The solution is abolition … The case for abolition is clear. America’s government school system is immoral, impractical and unfixable. It is immoral because it is coercive — because it forces parents to submit their children to government-sanctioned educators, government-sanctioned curricula and the whims of government bureaucrats — and because it forces Americans to fund its immoral operations at the point of a gun. The government school system

is impractical in that it fails to educate children — and it fails to do so by design. Its goal is not and never has been to educate children; its goal is to create obedient citizens who will serve the state. And because the government school system is by its very nature immoral and impractical, it cannot be reformed. It must be abolished … Part and parcel of our principled approach must be the wholesale rejection of conservative demands for “prudence,” demands that the government schools not be abolished but rather be “reformed.” Nonsense. You cannot reform that which is fundamentally corrupt. Conservatives (not to mention leftists) will attempt to smear us as “extremists,” as “firebrands,” as “incendiaries.” Good. We will answer that we are extremists — extremists for what is morally right and educationally practical… C. Bradley Thompson is a professor of political science at Clemson University. To read “The New Abolitionism: Why Education Emancipation is the Moral Imperative of our Time,” go to TheObjectiveStandard.com.


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Density becomes key in bus-rapid transit Sarasota County’s objectives for an $88 million transportation project have shifted due to changes in the Federal Transit Administration’s view of bus-rapid transit. The county could submit an application for BRT funding to the FTA by September 2013 if commissioners keep past plans to use the railroad corridor. Sarasota County Commissioner Joe Barbetta prefers a route on U.S. 41, which would route BRT vehicles past Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Ringling College of Art and Design and the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson noted the vacant land and empty warehouses along U.S. 301 that could be targets for redevelopment. It would cost the county roughly $2.5 million in annual operation costs for a route alternative to a railway corridor, Paul explained. That’s opposed to the estimated $1.5 million annually for a railroad or solely BRT roadway. Sarasota County and city of Sarasota commissioners will hold a joint meeting Feb. 5, to discuss multi-jurisdictional issues, including BRT and redevelopment policies, according to the agenda. Commissioners were still reeling from the previous day when SCAT General Manager Glama Carter outlined a bus-replacement and shelter construction plan that would require more than $70 million in funding. “I’m a little overwhelmed by those numbers in our current bus system,” said Sarasota County Commissioner Christine Robinson.

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Candidates begin their campaign fundraising Richard Dorfman, Susan Chapman and Kelvin Lumpkin lead the way in campaign contributions for the March 12 election. As of reports filed Jan. 18, the City Commission candidates for the at-large seats have collected a total of $37,526. Challengers Richard Dorfman, Susan Chapman and Kelvin Lumpkin are leading the way in campaign contributions. The candidates are vying for two atlarge seats in the March 12 election. Candidates can collect a maximum of $200 from an individual donor. As of the Jan. 18 report, candidates have collected: Richard Dorfman: $22,219 Susan Chapman: $6,695 Kelvin Lumpkin: $4,675 Linda Holland: $2,562 Suzanne Atwell (incumbent): $1,275 Pete Theisen: $100 In addition to donations, some candidates have taken out loans to help fund their campaign. Thus far, totals are: Dorfman: $7,569.35; Atwell: $2,504; Holland:  $500; Theisen: $236.82.

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Dorfman, who missed out by 17 votes on a runoff election in May 2011 for the City Commission District 1 seat, has collected more than the other candidates combined.

In response to candidate Susan Chapman’s statement that Dorfman has a financial advantage because he has the “developers’ money,” Dorfman said that of his 80 campaign donors so far, most are residents who “want to see the city move forward.” “My money has come from all sources in the city,” said Dorfman, a retired sports agent. “It comes from a lot of people who have never been involved in city politics before and who are so fed up with what is going on that they have decided to support me.” Dorfman estimates that several dozen of his campaign contributors are young professionals who want to see the city’s economy healthy and increased opportunities, Dorfman said. “The folks who contributed to me are building businesses, raising families and trying to do a lot of things,” Dorfman said. “They are the future of the city, not the past of the city.” Dorfman said he is not opposed to the city’s influential coalition of neighborhood associations, but he feels elected officials should not be making major decisions by listening to just one group of people.

“If you look at the planning board and city commissioners votes, there is a real anti-growth, anti-business sentiment,” Dorfman said. “I’m not against CCNA or the neighborhood associations, what I am for is balance. The idea is to listen to everyone.” Dorfman’s strategy is to reach the city’s base of regular voters while also reaching out to residents who have not voted recently in city elections. “A lot of those people are under 40,” Dorfman said.

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Chapman has received contributions from four neighborhood association presidents or past presidents, other neighborhood leaders and the current president of CCNA. Some of those same leaders convinced Chapman to run. “Many of them were active in recruiting me,” Chapman said. Chapman did not want to disclose specifics of her campaign strategy. “We have a strategy mapped out, and we will do what we have to win,” said Chapman. But, she did say she expects some negative campaigning — probably closer to the election — and her campaign team believes it is important to be able to respond. “I am worried there will be negative campaigning. I do not know who will do it,” Chapman said. “We have to be prepared and answer everything.” Chapman, a lawyer and outspoken neighborhood leader who has served on the Sarasota Planning Board, said the demands of the campaign are already overwhelming before the candidate forums, interviews and events begin. As

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Jan. 21 BRIBERY WILL GET YOU NOWHERE 12:50 a.m. — 3000 block Gillespie Avenue. Burglary of a Structure. Officers responded to a robbery-in-progress. The caller had found the suspect in her home. She called police after the burglar pleaded with her and offered her money to not tell the police he was there. When police arrived, the resident ran outside and told them there was someone inside. An officer entered the home, and the suspect said, “I give up.” He was taken into custody. The resident did not know the suspect.

IT’S THE PITS 7:06 a.m. — 600 block N. Brink Avenue. Animal Nuisance. Police responded to an ongoing problem with noise from dogs at a home. According to a neighbor, several pitbulls are always chained to the fence in the backyard. A puppy caged in the backyard cries and whines starting at about 6 a.m. and doesn’t stop until nighttime. When the officer arrived, he heard a puppy crying loudly. A man inside the home said the homeowner was out of

WHILE YOU WERE PEEING 6:07 p.m. — 200 block N. Lime Avenue. Miscellaneous. A transient was waiting to catch a bus from Sarasota to Grand Rapids, Mich. He put all of his personal belongings on the bus and went back inside to use the bathroom. The bus departed while the man was still in the bathroom. A police officer transported the man to the Salvation Army and provided him with several resources who could assist him with getting a bus voucher to travel the next day to Grand Rapids. town, but he would bring the puppy inside to prevent further problems. The officer warned that another call would result in a citation.

Jan. 22 DUDE, WHERE’S MY CAR? 12:43 a.m. — 1400 block Main Street. Suspicion General. A man called police about his car possibly being stolen from a parking lot. The man was thrown out of a bar twice and could not find the key to his car when he and a friend tried to leave. The girl to whom he gave his key arrived in the parking lot and drove him to his home in Venice.

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Colony Beach & Tennis Resort unit owners wanting to open beachfront buildings faced a major hurdle last week. Town Manager Dave Bullock sent a memo to Colony Beach & Tennis Resort Association President Jay Yablon Jan. 24, explaining unit owners seeking to renovate buildings and re-open some units have approached the town. “The town believes that any request to perform work on the property or take responsibility for any portion or obligation of the property will need the written consent of the Association,” Bullock wrote. “This written consent will need to be presented to the town prior to the grant of any permit applications or utility account modifications.” Some owners, according to Planning, Zoning and Building Director Robin Meyer, have even hired an appraiser to establish the value of the buildings. But now that Yablon and the Association must sign off on any proposed renovation, it’s likely the buildings won’t be re-opened individually. Yablon told the Longboat Observer two weeks ago that opening up the units “is not a sanctioned activity by the Association.”

Siesta Key Association Vice President Peter van Roekens, who also serves as a director of the Terrace East Condominium Association, protested noise levels coming from Blasé Café in a Jan. 23 email to Sarasota County commissioners. “They are way over the allowable C-scale and they are every night they have music,” van Roekens said in the email message. Sarasota County code-enforcement officers and Sheriff’s deputies generally measure using the A-scale. County staff is currently organizing neighborhood workshops to begin crafting a new ordinance to govern noise regulations, according to Assistant Zoning Administrator Donna Thompson.

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SPORTS SCHEDULES

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BASEBALL

Feb. 5 • Booker at Southeast (7 p.m.)

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The Baltimore Orioles will host their third annual Birdland Golf Classic Feb. 20, at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Jan. 31 • Sarasota vs. Lemon Bay (7 p.m., Senior Night) • Riverview at Port Charlotte (7 p.m.) Feb. 1 • Sarasota Christian at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (7 p.m.) • Booker vs. Avon Park (7:30 p.m.) Feb. 5 • Riverview vs. Palm Harbor University (7 p.m., 8A-8 tournament) • Sarasota Christian vs. Lakeside Christian School (7 p.m., Class 2A-District 9 tournament)

GIRLS BASKETBALL Jan. 30 • Booker at Tampa Catholic (5:30 p.m., Class 4A-District 9 tournament)

IF YOU GO BIRDLAND GOLF CLASSIC When: 11 a.m. Feb. 20 Where: Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd., Bradenton What: Participate in a golf tournament with current and former Orioles players and coaches Cost: $325 registration fee; registration deadline is Feb. 6 Info: miracleleaguemanasota. org or call 225-2966

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im Johnson needed something to do. After injuring his elbow in 2010, the Baltimore Orioles pitcher and East County resident found himself with an unexpected amount of free time. Johnson decided it was the perfect time to give back to the community he called home for the past several years. With the help of OriolesREACH, the organization’s division for charity work, Johnson came up with the idea to host a golf tournament. Johnson had a list of several potential charities, but, in the end, the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing the opportunity for every person to play baseball regardless of his ability, best fit the criteria while touching on two areas that hit particularly close to home — baseball and children. Johnson has two young children of his own. “Having that tie to both baseball and kids and being able to bring it all together (was important),” he says.

On Feb. 20, the Baltimore Orioles will host their third annual Birdland Golf Classic, at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club. The golf tournament will begin with registration and lunch at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Thirty current and former players and personnel from the Orioles organization will be participating in the tournament, including Johnson, J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and Manager Buck Showalter. Registration for the Birdland Golf Classic is $325 for individuals and $1,250 per foursome. Hole sponsorships also are available, as well as a $2,500 MVP sponsorship, which includes recognition as a presenting sponsor, a foursome with the opportunity to select an Orioles playing partner, four infield box seats to a 2013 Orioles spring training game and more. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Miracle League of Manasota to cover the operational costs associated with field maintenance throughout the year. Since its inception, the Birdland Golf

Classic has raised more than $56,000 for the Miracle League of Manasota, and Johnson hopes to raise more than $35,000 this year. “This is an opportunity to do something good,” Johnson says. “I feel like it’s part of my job title to do something like this. The reward is better and more important than any baseball game.” In addition to the Orioles players, some of the Miracle League players also will be on hand throughout the event. It was in spring 2011, during the first Birdland Golf Classic, that Johnson met some of the Miracle League players, including Mike Moycka, with whom he has developed a unique bond. Since then, Moycka has thrown out the first pitch at an Orioles game and writes letters to Johnson throughout the season. “He liked to talk smack,” Johnson says of Moycka. “I think that’s what really impressed me. He wasn’t afraid to tell me who was better than me. I appreciated his honesty.”

BOYS TENNIS

Feb. 5 • ODA at Sarasota (3 p.m.) Booker vs. DeSoto County (4 p.m.) Feb. 6 • Cardinal Mooney vs. St. Stephen’s (3:30 p.m.)

GIRLS TENNIS

Feb. 5 • ODA at Sarasota (3:30 p.m.) • Riverview vs. Cardinal Mooney (3:30 p.m.) • Booker vs. DeSoto County (4 p.m.) Feb. 6 Cardinal Mooney vs. St. Stephen’s (3:30 p.m.)

SOFTBALL

Feb. 5 • Riverview at Lemon Bay (7 p.m.)

WRESTLING

Feb. 2 • Sarasota and Riverview in Class 3A-District 8 tournament at North Port (11 a.m.) • Booker in Class 1A-District 11 tournament at Southeast (10 a.m.)


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by Rachel S. O’Hara | Staff Photographer

Rams victorious on Senior Night The Riverview Rams boys basketball team hosted Sarasota High Sailors Monday, Jan. 28, on Senior Night. The game started off close, with Sarasota answering each of Riverview’s points, but the Rams pulled ahead to defeat the Sailors 49-39.

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Riverview’s D.J. Brant dribbles around Sarasota’s Justin Robbens.

Sarasota senior midfielder Alex Powter maneuvers the ball to the outside.

Sailors fall in quarterfinals The Sarasota High boys soccer team saw its season come to an end with a 2-0 loss to Braden River in overtime of a Class 4A-District 11 match Jan. 22. Trailing 1-0 at halftime, Sarasota tied the game seven minutes into the second half on a goal by junior Charles Henderson. Senior Ian Grubb was credited with the assist. The Sailors finished the season 8-11-4.

Sarasota senior Capt. John Finazzo attempts to clear the ball away from a Braden River High opponent.

Sarasota’s Dakota Cotner guards Riverview’s Jason Torreno.

Senior midfielder Ricardo Martinez was one of eight seniors who played his final game in a Sailors uniform Jan. 22.

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SIDELINES + Riverview Rams defeat the Sarasota Sailors The Riverview High boys basketball team defeated rival Sarasota 49-39 Jan. 28, on Senior Night. Josh Beychok scored 14 points, and James Robustilli added 11 points to lead the way for the Rams. Anthony Hardy-Bare scored 13 points to pace the Sailors.

+ Blazers top Cougars in basketball overtime

+ FHSAA announces football districts

team saw its season come to a close with a 2-0 loss to Sarasota Christian in the Class 1A-District 8 quarterfinals Jan. 23. Peter Phaiphannarat and Joshua Markowski each scored one goal for the Blazers. Cam Murphy and Justis Slattery were each recorded an assist. Goalkeeper Brandon Shine had seven saves.

+ Area lifters advance to FHSAA Finals

Josh Yoder scored a layup with four seconds remaining in overtime to lead Sarasota Christian to an 80-78 victory over Cardinal Mooney Jan. 28. Blake Morrow scored 23 points and had seven assists, six rebounds and four steals to pace the Blazers. Henry Ford added 26 points and three rebounds. Antonio Blakeney led the way for Cardinal Mooney with 33 points. Ryan McMahon added 13 points, and Parker Del Medico finished with 11 points.

Three local weightlifters finished in the top 3 at the District 8 meet Jan. 25, at Port Charlotte, to advance to the FHSAA Finals Feb. 9. Booker’s Alexandria Bartley was the lone local individual champion, winning the 183pound weight class. Bartley benched 185 pounds and lifted 165 pounds in the clean and jerk, finishing 60 pounds ahead of Port Charlotte’s Shannon Gribben. Riverview’s Elexis Ousley finished second in the 154-pound weight class (145, 155). Ousley’s teammate Shoshanah Bailey finished third in the unlimited weight class. (200,155).

+ Mooney Cougars tame the LWR Mustangs

+ Local tennis directors prepare for battle

The Cardinal Mooney High boys basketball team defeated Lakewood Ranch 62-57 in non-district action Jan. 25. Antonio Blakeney scored 20 points and had seven rebounds to lead the way for the Cougars. Jamie Glassed added 18 points. Justin Otis scored 16 points, and Chaz Grady added 12 points pace the Mustangs.

Local tennis directors Travis Eckert and Nate Griffin will face Dave Siddons and Adam Zastempowski in the Battle of the Tennis Directors at 11 a.m. Feb. 10, at the Payne Park Tennis Center. The match is free to the public. For more information, contact Bob Luxembourg at 371-0162.

+ Thunder’s season comes to a close with loss

+ Lady Blazers advance to title game

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The Florida High School Athletic Association released the final state series assignments for football for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. The Out-of-Door Academy and St. Stephen’s will move up to Class 3A to join Cardinal Mooney while Booker moves up Class 5A. Here are the complete districts for East County football teams: • Class 8A-District 7 Jen Blanco — Riverview, Manatee, Palm Out-of-Door Academy quarterback Evan Wilson Harbor University and St. scrambles for a first down during the Thunder’s Petersburg Spring Game last May. The Thunder will move up • Class 7A-District 10 to Class 3A-District 6 alongside Cardinal Mooney — Braden River, Lakewood and St. Stephen’s this fall. Ranch, North Port, Palmetto and Sarasota • Class 5A-District 13 — Booker, Bayshore, Southeast, DeSoto County and Hardee • Class 3A-District 6 — The Out-of-Door Academy, Cardinal Mooney, St. Stephen’s and Fort Myers Bishop Verot ketball team defeated Lakeside Christian 68-14 in the Class 2A-District 9 semifinals Jan. 29, to advance to Friday’s championship game. Nicole Wittmer scored 17 points to lead the way for the Lady Blazers. Jordan Moon added 16 points. McKenzie Lantz had 11 points, and Annikka Jensen finished with 10 points.

+ Top-seed Lady Cougars rout Lady Falcons The top-seeded Cardinal Mooney High girls basketball team routed St. Stephen’s 54-3 in the Class 3A-District 10 semifinals Jan. 29. Camille Giardina scored 22 points to pace the Lady Cougars.

With the win, Cardinal Mooney will face Bradenton Christian for the district title Friday night.

+ Lady Rams’ Vastola hits a career milestone Riverview High senior co-captain Gianna Vastola scored her 1,000th career point to lead the second-seed Lady Rams to a 65-32 victory over Palm Harbor University in the Class 8A-District 8 semifinals Jan. 29. Vastola finished with 16 points on the night. Juhnae Richardson scored a gamehigh 19 points. Vastola and Richardson both hauled in 13 rebounds. Kehtura Merrick finished with 13 points. With the win, Riveriew will travel to North Port Friday for the district championship.

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What did you like about it? I was playing at the YMCA, and it was co-ed. I was kind of a tomboy when I was younger, so I liked playing against the boys.

What has been your biggest learning experience? Last year, we were down by a lot in our summer league, and we ended up coming back and winning. It taught me to always keep pushing in any situation. It’s always easier to take the easy road, but it’s better to push yourself and try hard.

Do you still describe yourself as a tomboy? I think a little bit. I’ve become girlier throughout the years, but I’m aggressive and confident on the court. I can be timid sometimes, but I like to attack the hoop.

What is your biggest strength? Weakness? My biggest strength is my defensive ability. I usually average more defensive rebounds. My biggest weakness is still ball handling with my left hand. It could be stronger.

What were your first impressions of high school basketball? I was nervous for my first game. I was playing junior varsity, and I hadn’t started yet. I thought I was going to make a lot of mistakes, but I actually did pretty well.

What inspires you? My family. They taught me to never give up, and they’re always here watching my games. They’re very supportive. It makes me happy when I make them proud.

How have you improved the most over the years? I’ve improved my shot and my ball handling. I was never strong with my left hand, and my shot is more accurate now.

What can basketball teach you about life? Don’t give up — try your hardest. It also teaches you to get along with people. We’re basically together 24/7, and, just like in a work place, you can’t have conflicts. It teaches you to talk out your problems so that they don’t escalate.

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traditi n Sarasota residents became immersed in the songs, dances, food and art of the Native American people at the Native American Indian Festival Friday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 27. The festival took place at the Sarasota Fairgrounds and featured wampum jewelry, artwork and Native American fare. The Southern Horse Drum group kept the crowd dancing, while historian Chippa Wolf discussed the special relationship between Native Americans and horses.

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Scholarship aims to keep the arts alive among Sarasota youth

Sarasota Christian School broadens students’ horizons

Jessika Arman has established a youth arts scholarship in the memory of her late cousin, Jay B. Starker.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade partnered with international schools to promote global learning.

Before Jay B. Starker died in July, the shop owner, musician and figure in the Sarasota arts scene told his cousin and only living Sarasota relative, Jessika Arman, something she’ll never forget. “He said, ‘It’s not that I mind dying, it’s that I have so much that I’d still like to do,’’ Arman recalls. “He was such a Renaissance man. He loved young people, and he wanted to pass the arts on to them.” It was this comment that led her to establish the Jay B. Starker Youth Arts Scholarship to honor his memory and keep his artistic spirit alive. Starker was born in 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y. In the 1950s, he became part of the beatnik movement in Greenwich Village. In 1959, he moved from New York City to Sarasota, and he brought with him what Arman refers to as his “bohemian lifestyle.” In 1960, he opened a jewelry and leather shop in town. He became well-known in the arts scene for his collaborative jam sessions, known as the Gathering of the Exiles. “The scholarship is a really good way to keep his name alive in the community,” says Arman. “He was one of the people who helped bring the arts to Sarasota, and I don’t want anyone to forget him.” The scholarship, still in its infancy, will be used to help young, underprivileged children pursue their artistic dreams. Arman says the first candidate for the scholarship is a 13-year-old boy who wants to learn to play the drums. She hopes to sign him up for lessons with one of the musicians from the Gathering of Exiles. She wants to be able to award the schol-

Sarasota Christian School is helping students think globally. In an effort to encourage students to learn more about different cultures and gain a broader understanding of the world, the school has launched an international partnership program with underprivileged schools around the world. Through an educational-support program called Global Family, each grade pairs with a school in another country. The SCS students then study the respective cultures and lifestyles of each school and raise money for them. “In today’s world, we’re so connected,” says Dawn Graber, director of faculty and curriculum. “We want to care for our neighbors; be respectful; and learn from them. Our students have such a heart of giving, with their various projects, and this was a way for them to all be unified.” Since the program launched last semester, student representatives from the elementary, middle and high school have been leading fundraising efforts, such as clothing drives and donation jars, to raise money for their partner schools. Each class raises $300 throughout the year, which they will donate to help purchase things such as school supplies, renovations, technology or anything else the partner school might need. “The school we’re partnered with in Zimbabwe needed really basic supplies,” says senior Tyler Schmucker. “We’re really privileged to have the opportunity to be able to go to school here, and education is the key to a better life.” But Graber says the program is about

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Sarasota shows some love for Israel at marketplace Hundreds of people filed into Robarts Arena Sunday, Jan. 27, for the We Love Israel Street Fair and Marketplace. In celebration of Israel’s 65th birthday, attendees visited vendors’ booths, watched live music and performances and enjoyed children’s activities, including face painting and a petting zoo.

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Painters and gardeners get their hands dirty Artists and green thumbs gathered Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Sarasota Garden Club for the fourth Paint and Petals event. The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and the Sarasota and Lemon Bay garden clubs collaborated on the event, which showcased the work of local artists and floral designers.

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Home in Sapphire Shores sells for $900,000 The following residential real-estate transactions took place between Jan. 14 and Jan. 18. A home in Sapphire Shores tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. David and Joanne Hofstetter, trustees, sold the home at 394 S. Shore Drive to Helma South Shore LLC for $900,000. Built in 1954, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,031 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $375,000 in 1992.

at 800 N. Tamiami Trail to Duncan and Patricia Miller, of Key West, for $410,000. Built in 2007, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,323 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $273,000 in 2007.

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John and Dagmar Gorman sold their home at 9088 Willowbrook Drive to Jack and Frances Godley, of Sarasota, for $330,000. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,502 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $290,000 in 2010.

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Janet Nemec, trustee, of Sarasota, and Nemec Enterprises LLC sold the home at 1734 Hansen St. to Randolph Walling, of Sioux Falls, S.D., for $845,000. Built in 2006, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,823 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $725,000 in 2005.

Embassy House

Keith Stockwel, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 501 condominium at 770 S. Palm Ave. to Phillip Rubin, of Sarasota, for $555,000. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,636 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $775,000 in 2008.

Sarasota Bay Club

Sarasota Bay Club LLC sold the Unit 723 condominium at 1299 N. Tamiami Trail to Samuel and Eleanor Besen, of Sarasota, for $555,000. Built in 2003, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,790 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $632,000 in 2003.

Poinsettia Park

Oaktree Bougainvillea LLC sold the home at 1919 Bougainvillea St. to D.R. Horton Inc. for $490,000. Built in 1941, it

St. Regis

Nick Friedman

This home at 394 S. Shore Drive has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,031 square feet of living area. It sold for $900,000. has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,229 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $600,000 in 2003.

Condominium on the Bay

Patricia Miller, trustee, of Hawthorn Woods, Ill., sold the Unit 1211 condominium at 988 Blvd. of the Arts to Tracey Smith, of Boston, for $449,900. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,555 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $158,000 in 1990.

Villas at Eagles Point

Lisa Koslow, of Sarasota, sold her Unit 1707 condominium at 1707 Starling Drive to Bobbie Fernander, of Sarasota, for $445,000. Built in 1993, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,922 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $600,000 in 2006.

Mandarin Park

William and Lisa Temple, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1209 Holly Fern Lane to Judith Cuppy, of Sarasota, for $438,000. Built in 1999, it has two bedrooms, twoand-a-half baths and 1,743 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $365,000 in 2003.

Bay Plaza

Barbara Striebel, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 307 condominium at 1255 N. Gulfstream Ave. to Evelyn Maurer, trustee, of Sarasota, for $425,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,629 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $256,000 in 1999.

Alinari

M. Gerald and Marilyn Sellman, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 1203 condominium

John and Mary Gier, of Suffolk, Mass., sold their Unit 203 condominium at 301 S. Gulfstream Ave. to Coleman Lassen, of Brooklyn, N.Y., for $211,000. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,109 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $262,000 in 2004.

PALMER RANCH Deer Creek

Edward Kibbie, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the home at 8408 Woodbriar Drive to James Fellows, trustee, for $420,000. Built in 1992, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,646 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $309,000 in 2001.

Country Club of Sarasota

Norbert and Louise Bick, trustees, of Sarasota, sold the home at 3803 Prairie Dunes Drive to Harry and Melinda Loefgren, of Sarasota, for $410,000. Built in 1979, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,957 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $240,000 in 1996. Robert and Ellen Burris, of Overland Park, Kan., sold their home at 3848 Prairie Dunes Drive to Gregory and Lori Childers,

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Permit

Applicant

Amount

5616 Ashton Lake Drive 2005 Tocobaga Lane 6726 Paseo Castille 3655 White Pine Court 3675 White Pine Court 1803 Upper Cove Terrace 480 Rubens Drive 2708 Safe Harbor Drive 2025 Calusa Lakes Blvd. 123 Loblolly Lane

Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Mechanical Re-roof

Robert Goldstein, trustee Howard Hays Paul Cohen Lenka Nemcova Carposforo Sosa Mark Schlanger Glenn Ginnis Aleyda McKennon Cathy Kavounas, trustee Oliver Eid

$35,000 $27,650 $22,450 $21,740 $21,740 $21,000 $17,400 $12,500 $10,600 $10,500

Source: Sarasota County

of Sarasota, for $271,000. Built in 1979, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,312 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $249,900 in 2001.

$400,000. Built in 1996, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,376 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $290,000 in 2009.

Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club

Isles of Sarasota

Hamptons

Wells Fargo Bank sold the home at 4915 Sabal Lake Circle to James and Robyn McBride, of Sarasota, for $406,000. Built in 2000, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,641 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $387,500 in 2001. Thomas and Elizabeth Noppenberger, of Fishers, Ind., sold their home at 5177 Far Oak Circle to Stephen and Carolyn Gossman, of Norwalk, Conn., for

1111 Ritz Carlton Dr # 1505 #A3971227 $5,800 Diane Lyons

859 853 And 855 Siesta Key Cir. #A3970402 $12,795,000 Karen Cash Greco

5800 Hollywood Blvd # 123 #A3971538 $180,000 Stacy Liljeberg

4655 Tower Hill Ln # 2421 #A3971236 $160,000 Janice Bradley

Sarasota 941-552-4200 941-552-4200

1104 Benjamin Franklin Dr # 619 #A3967663 $4,500 Diann Thelen

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-544-4849

6901 S Gator Creek Blvd #A3960934 $2,099,000 Joseph Brown

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-587-6185

8037 Midnight Pass Rd #A3968007 $1,899,000 Sandy and Jerry Strom

Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-650-8297

1572 Harbor Dr #A3962705 $1,890,000 Kelly Quigley

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-356-9954

1727 Bahia Vista St #A3962933 $1,795,000 Marianne Lebar

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-650-0337

9363 Blind Pass Rd #A3955405 $1,695,000 Michael Hays

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-376-1826

517 S Shore Dr #A3955284 Susan Noah

$1,499,000

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-468-9286

3603 N Point Rd # 801 #A3938726 $1,395,000 Barbara McDonald

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-356-5367

988 Blvd Of The Arts # 1617 #A3968567 $1,195,000 Alix Wexler PA

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-350-2742

7320 Chelsea Ct #A3972050 $1,190,000 Linda Driggs

University Park 941-951-6660 941-374-2920

37 Sunset Dr # 53&54 #A3959980 $1,095,000 Bibi-Ann Allard PA

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-685-0422

6208 Midnight Pass Rd # 5-402 #A3961369 $959,000 Rudy Dudon

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-234-3991

Amelio and Lorraine Coletti sold their home at 5069 Flagstone Drive to Diane Stabile, trustee, of Sarasota, for $270,000. Built in 2000, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,763 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $255,000 in 2009.

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3000 Ringwood Mdw # 1 #A3972233 $169,900 Lee Byron and Sue Keal

Venice 941-493-2500 941-223-6055

7647 Sanderling Rd #A3968606 $2,590,000 Ellen Wells

441 Chestnut Ave Nw #C7034455 $178,900 Diana Deyampert

5122 Northridge Rd # 201 #A3965503 $100,000 R Kim Gilliland

Port Charlotte 941-639-0000 843-227-0849

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-809-5151

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203 Vestavia Dr #N5778978 $199,500 Susan Brooker

Thomas and Barbra Fulks, of Lakewood Ranch, sold their home at 1544 Dorgali Drive to Judith Reeves, of Sarasota, for $297,000. Built in 2011, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,764 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $271,700 in 2011.

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101577

Saundra Curry and Karen Whitney sold their home at 8757 Merion Ave. to Gary and Susan Pugh, of Danville, Ind., for $409,000. Built in 1997, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,391 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $284,200 in 1997.

1441 Rebecca Ln., Oyster Bay Landings #A3956954 $3,599,000 Linda Dickinson


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TOP BUILDING PERMITS

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These are the largest Sarasota County building permits issued by Sarasota County for the week of Jan. 14 through Jan. 18, in order of dollar amounts.

SARASOTA COUNTY Address

Permit

Applicant

Amount

5616 Ashton Lake Drive 2005 Tocobaga Lane 6726 Paseo Castille 3655 White Pine Court 3675 White Pine Court 1803 Upper Cove Terrace 480 Rubens Drive 2708 Safe Harbor Drive 2025 Calusa Lakes Blvd. 123 Loblolly Lane

Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Mechanical Re-roof

Robert Goldstein, trustee Howard Hays Paul Cohen Lenka Nemcova Carposforo Sosa Mark Schlanger Glenn Ginnis Aleyda McKennon Cathy Kavounas, trustee Oliver Eid

$35,000 $27,650 $22,450 $21,740 $21,740 $21,000 $17,400 $12,500 $10,600 $10,500

Source: Sarasota County

of Sarasota, for $271,000. Built in 1979, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,312 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $249,900 in 2001.

$400,000. Built in 1996, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,376 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $290,000 in 2009.

Stoneybrook Golf and Country Club

Isles of Sarasota

Hamptons

Wells Fargo Bank sold the home at 4915 Sabal Lake Circle to James and Robyn McBride, of Sarasota, for $406,000. Built in 2000, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,641 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $387,500 in 2001. Thomas and Elizabeth Noppenberger, of Fishers, Ind., sold their home at 5177 Far Oak Circle to Stephen and Carolyn Gossman, of Norwalk, Conn., for

1111 Ritz Carlton Dr # 1505 #A3971227 $5,800 Diane Lyons

859 853 And 855 Siesta Key Cir. #A3970402 $12,795,000 Karen Cash Greco

5800 Hollywood Blvd # 123 #A3971538 $180,000 Stacy Liljeberg

4655 Tower Hill Ln # 2421 #A3971236 $160,000 Janice Bradley

Sarasota 941-552-4200 941-552-4200

1104 Benjamin Franklin Dr # 619 #A3967663 $4,500 Diann Thelen

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-544-4849

6901 S Gator Creek Blvd #A3960934 $2,099,000 Joseph Brown

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-587-6185

8037 Midnight Pass Rd #A3968007 $1,899,000 Sandy and Jerry Strom

Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-650-8297

1572 Harbor Dr #A3962705 $1,890,000 Kelly Quigley

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-356-9954

1727 Bahia Vista St #A3962933 $1,795,000 Marianne Lebar

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-650-0337

9363 Blind Pass Rd #A3955405 $1,695,000 Michael Hays

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-376-1826

517 S Shore Dr #A3955284 Susan Noah

$1,499,000

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-468-9286

3603 N Point Rd # 801 #A3938726 $1,395,000 Barbara McDonald

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-356-5367

988 Blvd Of The Arts # 1617 #A3968567 $1,195,000 Alix Wexler PA

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-350-2742

7320 Chelsea Ct #A3972050 $1,190,000 Linda Driggs

University Park 941-951-6660 941-374-2920

37 Sunset Dr # 53&54 #A3959980 $1,095,000 Bibi-Ann Allard PA

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-685-0422

6208 Midnight Pass Rd # 5-402 #A3961369 $959,000 Rudy Dudon

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-234-3991

Amelio and Lorraine Coletti sold their home at 5069 Flagstone Drive to Diane Stabile, trustee, of Sarasota, for $270,000. Built in 2000, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,763 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $255,000 in 2009.

ONLINE: Read more real-estate transactions and see a map. www.YourObserver.com

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-544-6103

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-302-3496

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Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-350-5542

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3000 Ringwood Mdw # 1 #A3972233 $169,900 Lee Byron and Sue Keal

Venice 941-493-2500 941-223-6055

7647 Sanderling Rd #A3968606 $2,590,000 Ellen Wells

441 Chestnut Ave Nw #C7034455 $178,900 Diana Deyampert

5122 Northridge Rd # 201 #A3965503 $100,000 R Kim Gilliland

Port Charlotte 941-639-0000 843-227-0849

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-809-5151

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Turtle Rock

203 Vestavia Dr #N5778978 $199,500 Susan Brooker

Thomas and Barbra Fulks, of Lakewood Ranch, sold their home at 1544 Dorgali Drive to Judith Reeves, of Sarasota, for $297,000. Built in 2011, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,764 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $271,700 in 2011.

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-350-3304

Sarasota 941-552-4200 941-552-4200

2253 Valencia Dr #A3966088 $3,200 Kelly McKay

Sarasota 941-552-4200 941-552-4200

Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-504-6927

Mid Longboat 383.5502 • South Longboat 383.7591 • St. Armands 388.4447 • Main Street 951.6660 Palmer Ranch 966.8000 • Siesta Key 349.3444 • Venice 485.5421 • Englewood 473.7750

101577

Saundra Curry and Karen Whitney sold their home at 8757 Merion Ave. to Gary and Susan Pugh, of Danville, Ind., for $409,000. Built in 1997, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,391 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $284,200 in 1997.

1441 Rebecca Ln., Oyster Bay Landings #A3956954 $3,599,000 Linda Dickinson


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16B Classifieds Help Wanted LOCAL AREA CONSULTANT Enjoy working w/people & learning about the world? Looking for a role where you can control the schedule and work from home? Cultural Care Au Pair is seeking a new Local Childcare Consultant in Sarasota. This is the part time role that will make you feel good about what you do! This position has a little bit of everything including the opportunity to earn domestic and international trips! Interested? Want to learn more? Email: Anne.Countouris@culturalcare.com SALES POSITION. P/T. Must be available evenings & weekends. Located on Siesta Key. Retirees Welcome. 727-244-5906.

Condos/Apts. For Rent ASHTON LAKES: 2BR/2BA, garage, lake view, 2nd floor, end unit, cathedral ceilings. Non-smoking. $1250/mo. Annual. Unfurnished. Call Ashton Realty, Inc. Joe Bonsall, 941-923-1945 or 941-356-6356. BEACHFRONT 3BR/2.5BA CASTILLIAN Gulf View, Split Plan, New Kitchen. Available January & March 2013 and onward. Call 941-226-5406 or LBurton177@aol.com BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOMS 2 BATHS available now! Furnished/Unfurnished. Seasonal/Annual $975 to $2200. Siesta Key Realty, 941-349-8900 or info@siestakeyrealtyrentals.com SIESTA BEACH 1BR/1BA RENT TO OWN Large new pool, fishing dock, no view, $1200/mo. 941-586-8186.

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BY OWNER Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key. Beautiful penthouse, spectacular views, overlooking Big Pass, 3BR/3BA, 2 car garage, pool,14/ft. ceilings, over 2200/sq.ft. $1,200,000 941-484-8500 for appointment.

STONEYBROOK GOLF Priced to sell. Updated 2BR/2BA +den, w/garage, quartz and granite counter tops, newer appliances. Immaculate. Maintained like new. Golf/ Tennis club. $217,500. NANCY CASEY, Coldwell Banker, 941-966-9072. SUNRISE COVE 2BR/2BA with open lanai. View of Intercostal and Gulf. 1,200+ sq/ft. 2 pools, 2 tennis courts, boat docks. Completely updated throughout. Turnkey furnished. $375,000. 941-349-7257.

Fractionals FABULOUS SEDONA Time Share every other year. 1BR at Los Abrigados (Spanish Mission style on Oak Creek). A Diamond Resorts Property. Incredible deal $1,000 +legal and transfer costs. Owner life change prompts sale. Contact: E-mail: lynn19541954-sedona@yahoo.ca

Homes For Rent ANNUAL RENTAL: Lakewood Ranch Country Club. Beautiful, bright villa, 2BR/2BA +den or office. 2 Car garage, large screened lanai, on golf course. Updated and immaculate. Available now. $1800/mo. Please call 941-400-5626 or 941-504-8818.

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

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Adult Care Services LONGBOAT KEY: Waterfront: 2BR/2.5BA, City/Bay Views; elevator; hardwood floors; 2200sq.ft., 2 docks. You will be Surprised!! Bank approved. $1,247,000. Brokers paid 4%. 941-650-9761. VILLA - VILLAGEWALK Resort living, 2BR/2BA +den, pool with pond view, immaculate, bright and airy. Concrete exterior walls, custom built-ins. Amenities are outstanding. $279,900. NANCY CASEY, Coldwell Banker, 941-966-9072. VILLA: 55+, SARASOTA STRATHMORE RIVERSIDE VILLAS: 2BR/2BA, tiled floors and appliances. Move-in condition. 2 Small pets okay. Clubhouse, heated pool. Inland water access at Marina. Close to shopping and Siesta Key. 941-735-1668 www. SARASOTA PROPERTY DEALS .com Call 941-225-1356 NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!

Manufactured Homes FULLY FURNISHED Manufactured Home 2BR/2BA. Ideal location, attractively priced. Walk across the street to the community swimming pool and clubhouse. Sit in the front lanai and enjoy the lake view and a Sarasota sunset. Located in Park East Club, an active 55+ community. Adjacent to shopping mall, dining and movie theaters. $29,900. Call Carolyn at 941-924-2455.

SIESTA KEY 2BR/2BA across from Siesta Key Beach. View of Beach/Gulf, Cable and Internet included. Updated. Available April 1st, (1 month min.) 618-534-1791 for details and pictures. Non-smoking, No pets. TWO MINUTES to Siesta Key Crescent Beach access #13. Two bedroom, one bath, double sink, tub/shower combo, full kitchen. Lot’s of closet space with built-in dressers. Out door Deck, laundry room hook up’s & storage room, back yard back yard usage, parking for (2) two cars small pet (1) permitted. Yearly lease only, full application, credit and back round credit required. Contact Tom @ 239-682-1020.

Vacation/Seasonal Rentals SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE fully furnished 2/2 by beach. $4,400/mo, no pets. Call Shirley Dabringhaus, Sunset Realty 941-587-9288.

Camino Real Home in Oyster Bay Subdivision: Wonderful Home in Quiet Neighborhood. 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath. Caged Swimming Pool with Large Backyard. Very Private and Completely Fenced-In. Washer and Dryer with 2-Car Garage. Pool Service Included. Available February 15th. $2,100 Monthly; Long Term Lease Only. References Required. 941-302-2960. CENTERGATE. EXECUTIVE STYLE large, completely updated villa, 3BR/2BA/2CG, community pool, tennis, 20” tile, $1500/mo. Annual. 941-378-7851.

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ADULT & SENIOR CARE Nutritious Meal Preparation, Driver, Mobility Assistance, Med Reminder, etc. Call your experienced compassionate helper! Call Louise, 941-416-3014. BONDED PROFESSIONAL GUARDIAN available for Caregiving to Elderly and Dev. Disabled. Errands, Bill Paying, Companionship Services and Light Housekeeping. Bonded & Compassionate. Call SueAnn 941-915-3797. COMPANION. CARING, dependable, experienced. Errands, meal preparation, appointments. Excellent references available. Call Connie, 941-921-9027. 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. MENNONITE LADY (Senior) seeks part-time Caregiver position for Ambulatory person (yearly) 8am-4pm, $100/day. 941-256-6395. PLEASANT, COMPETENT, mature, active woman seeks employment as companion. Drive, cook, light housekeeping, bi-lingual German. 941-927-6269. RETIRED RN. Errands, Drive to appts, light housekeeping. Medication monitoring and setup. Quality care. References, Kathie 941-266-6012.

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Books LIZ COURSEN, Sarasota. Author, editor, publisher and publicist of fine autobiographies and memoirs. www.FirstPersonPublications.com 941-706-2463.

Carpentry CARPENTRY & REMODELING. Serving Sarasota since 1982. Exterior siding and wood rot repairs. Interior alterations, trim work and doors. Kitchen installations. Drywall repairs. Built-in cabinets and bookcases. CALL RON VOIT 941-228-7601

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Room For Rent SIESTA KEY: Unfurnished Efficiency. Walking distance to Siesta Key Village. Full Kitchen & Bath, W/D connection, $600/mo + utilities. Available now! 941-349-8900.

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

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. EXPERIENCED LADY has a couple of days open for cleaning. Call 941-343-7736 FREE ESTIMATES! Call Dotty, detailed cleaning. 24 Years Exp. Lic./Ins. Residential/Commercial. Looking for year-round customers! Dottie, 941-321-6645. JUST NEW in town. Looking for year round cleaning jobs. Residential. Commercial. 20/yrs. experience. Please call Diane, 941-487-7223.

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The #4 Agent - Michael Saunders & Co. for 2012 The #11 Agent - Sarasota Association of Realtors for 2012 8 Year Consecutive Winner, Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Award lenoretreiman@michaelsaunders.com www.lenoretreiman.com

EXPERIENCE COUNTS! Marlene and George Marshall 941.539.8850

marlenmarshall@michaelsaunders.com

Juergen Stahl

Building Bridges...between European and U.S. Buyers and Sellers

941.928.4847

Juergen@RealtyinSarasota.com www.RealtyinSarasota.com

sarasota1realtor@gmail.com

Owned And Operated By NRT Incorporated

Ken Kiesewetter

Michael James,GRI 941-724.4034 Serving Sarasota since 1998

Realtor®

941.724.9222

kkiese2000@aol.com KenSellsSarasota.com

michaeljames@michaelsaunders.com

Helene Hyland

Charlie Swanson

941.349.4411 (Office) 941.685.2274 (Cell)

Sun Up to Sun Down Service

Realtor®

Sales Associate

helenehyland@comcast.net www.SheSellsSiestaKeySarasota.com

941.539.8136

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Coldwell Banker on the Key

Coldwell Banker on the Key

Owned And Operated By NRT Incorporated

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941.685.6649

Gabi@RealtyinSarasota.com www.RealtyinSarasota.com

Need Help?

Expert in Condo Sales for Absentee Owners, Estates and 55+Communities Completing The Sale While You Stay Home!

Pat Reid 941.586.9766

Susan Matteoli, GRI, ABR 941.356.1335 “Service Without Limits, Standards Without Compromise” SusanMatteoli@michaelsaunders.com

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941.650.0482

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

Coldwell Banker on the Key

Louise Tessier PA

Serving you since 1990 Cell: 941.266.4514 Office: 941.955.1500

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5218 Station Way, Sarasota 34233

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Shirley Dabringhaus,Broker Selling Sarasota Since 1988

941.587.9288

shirleydab@comcast.net

Owned And Operated By NRT Incorporated

Lin and Maurice 941.809.2154 941.238.8119

Brian Dunn

“Your Everything Real Estate Source” www.BrianDunnREALTOR.com New Construction & Remodeling Specialist Licensed Contractor CRC047939

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

941.374.2245

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

Cynthia Brock GRI, E-Pro

Broker Associate/17 Years of Experience

941.400.6237

cynthia@teambrock.com

Tropical Sands www.sarasotabeachlife.com

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

Larry & Jill Johns

941.266.8814 or 941.266.8815 email:jilljohns@remax.net www.SarasotaPlatinumHomes.com 5140 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key, Sarasota,FL

Owned And Operated By NRT Incorporated

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

Open Sunday 1 to 4pm 1295 Whitehall Place

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

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

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

KLAUS LANG Certified International Property Specialist

GULF TO BAY COMPLEX

Realtor®

Spice Bay, a gated and maintenance free bayfront community on Siesta Key LOT 14 LOT 8 LOT 7 LOT 6

LOT 2

LOT 5

LOT 1

Only 7 homesites are left in this West Indies style  community. Choose your own architect or builder.

2/2, Free Boat Dockage, Beachside Cabanas, 2 Pools. - $369,000

GULFSIDE COMPLEX

Homesites start at $450,000. Boat slips are available.

The Only Gulf - to - Bay lots Available on Siesta Key! (and below market!)

Short Term Rentals allowed. Great Investment! $459,000 Perfectly located in the private enclave of  Lincoln Park Circle, a community of only eight

MAGNIFICENT SUNSETS!

homes, just south of downtown, this exceptional single-family home offers the ultimate in Florida living, including a private boat slip on Hudson Bayou, just steps away. Built in 2003 the 3,141 SF home offers 2BR each downstairs and upstairs, a pool and a hidden garage enveloped by neatly manicured grounds. Offered at $1,349,500.

2/2 Beachfront, 6th floor unit, 2 Car Garage, Tennis, Pool. 2Bd/2Ba. $999,602

Privacy and water views are plentiful... From this South Siesta Key compound along with the rare combination of water access and beautiful vistas from the front and the rear of the property. Walk out your front door and enjoy the sandy beach. The protected water serves as your backyard with no bridges to the bay from the private dock. Great boating water allows for a vessel requiring up to a draft of 6 ft. and 50 ft of length. This double lot property consists of a 60 ft. and 75 ft. lots for a combination of 135 ft. of frontage on the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. There is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story 1970’s home with 1520 sq.ft. There also are three charming “Old Florida Cottages”. A 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage, a 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage, and a 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage both of which face the Gulf. Enjoy the casual Florida Keys lifestyle of beautiful sunsets, fishing, boating to your favorite restaurants and long strolls on the sand. (This listing consists of 2 adjoining properties; tax ID 0129-25-0008 and 0129-25-0007 inclusive.) Build that Dream House you always wanted with Gulf to Bay access on Siesta Key. Outstanding Value in the land alone.

There are places money can’t buy, for all others contact Klaus Lang 941.320.1223

KlausLang@michaelsaunders.com

Iva Fadley-Dane PA 941.350.8001 Margo MacKenzie PA 941.350.2349

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1440 First Street, Sarasota,FL 34236

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013

Florida 1 Realty

1261 Riegel’ s Landing Drive Sarasota, FL 34242 

Services, LLC  

Patricia Tan / Carla Rayman

Listing Price: $2,495,000 

Certified International Property Specialists “Coldwell Banker Top 100 Agents in Florida”

MLS #: A3966174

Our business is TRULY borderless The only local real estate agents who personally showcase your property face-to-face to buyers overseas. Florida 1 Realty 3x6

Pre-Construction Contemporary Masterpiece on Siesta Key

Contemporary home to be built using green building techniques to minimize environmental impact and ensure maximum energy efficiency. Enjoy indoor/outdoor living with rooftop terrace, intimate garden, 34 ft green wall, solar heated pool with waterfall and much more. There is still time to influence the design and choose interior finishes. MLS#A3962913 $1,560,000

Rare Waterfront 4B/4.5BA, Gorgeously newly renovated granite Kitchen w/breakfast nook overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway & boat basin. Wake up in the Master Bedroom to beautiful water views. Enjoy the 45 ft. fishing pier & boat dock or relax around the cool waters of the pool.

This is a must see Sarasota home that boasts “Life in Paradise”.

Florida 1 Realty

                                      Services, LLC 

FEATURED PROPERTY Office: (941) 306-0007  Mobile:  (941) 962-4769  SSchuhriemen@FL1Realty.com 

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Longboat Key • Lido Key • St. Armands Key • Bird Key • Siesta Key • West of Trail

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Gorgeous Sarasota Bay front estate. 11,000 total SF. Epitome of luxury awaits you. This newer built masterpiece sits on one full acre $ of pristine land. 8,450,000

Deeded boat docks, sailboat water, and easy access to Sarasota Bay, the Intracoastal Waterway, and from there to the Gulf of Mexico. This newer townhouse, built in 1997, features desirable details such as crown molding, lots of big windows, and gleaming granite counters & wood floors. Built with space for a future elevator, this 2691 sq ft unit has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a bonus room/loft that is sometimes used as a 4th bedroom. The 2-car garage leads to a very large extra space for storage, a ping-pong table, or billiards table, or a hot tub could be installed. The community includes a tennis court, and the heated swimming pool is the gathering place for the monthly pot-luck hors d’oeuvre party. Only 2/10-mile stroll to Shell Road beach and 1.3 miles to Siesta Village, with all its shops, restaurants, and the public beach access to the best beach in the US! Rarely available corner unit. Pet friendly neighborhood. MLS#A3970526 $650,000

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Longboat Key

Located only 3 homes from the wide open views of Sarasota Bay will sit this incredible 4BR/3.5BA. custom waterfront home. $

Spacious 2/2 home with lots of light. Extra Florida Room and screened-in porch have views of the very private, fenced rear yard with mature landscaping. 2 car garage plus circular driveway for lots of parking. Master suite has second sink and vanity outside master bath for convenience MLS#A3971211 $429,000

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This 7th floor condo has beach and Gulf views. 3BR, 3.5Baths, with upgraded kitchen and bathrooms. This well maintained resort-style community offers a clubhouse, heated pool, tennis courts onsite management and security. MLS#A3966110 $1,200,000

Live Near Siesta Key Beach and Village with Restaurants, Nightlife and Shops

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Scott Schuhriemen

Enjoy Magnificent Sunsets from Casarina on Siesta Key

1,479,000

SieSta Key

Rarely available is this magnificent 7,214 SF exclusive estate on Siesta Key situated on 3 Bay front lots totaling 151FT of waterfront. $

SaraSota

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Longboat Key

Direct gulf frontage. Fabulous 3BR/3BA walk-down residence in prestigious Villa Di Lancia, a luxurious Gulf front community. $

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The perfect home in the perfect location. Stunning 5BR/4.5BA residence offering over 4,703 SF. Located in Harbor Acres and minutes to downtown Sarasota. $

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Build your dream home on this exceptional and private waterfront lot in Coral Cove. Nestled among multi-million dollar homes and offering beautiful water views. $

999,000

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Mortgage Amortization Table (Monthly payments per $1,000) % Rate

5-YEARS

10-YEARS

15-YEARS

20-YEARS

25-YEARS

30-YEARS

2.0

17.53

9.20

6.44

5.06

4.24

3.70

2.5

17.75

9.43

6.67

5.30

4.49

3.95

3.0

17.97

9.66

6.91

5.55

4.74

4.22

3.5

18.19

9.89

7.15

5.80

5.01

4.49

4.0

18.42

10.12

7.40

6.06

5.28

4.77

4.5

18.64

10.36

7.65

6.33

5.56

5.07

5.0

18.87

10.61

7.91

6.60

5.85

5.37


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013

Judie Berger

Trust THE REALTOR WITH PROVEN RESULTS SOLD IN 2012

new listing

5415 Azure Way - $1,299,000

530 Yardarm Lane - $1,150,000

Casually elegant 3,063 s.f. Siesta Key waterfront home on Grand Canal beautifully rebuilt in 2006. 109’ of seawall with boat dock/lift.

Longboat Key sailboat water, one block to beach and bay, 3 beds/3 baths pool home mostly constructed in 2004

under contract

sold

7220 Proctor Road - $1,099,000

5300 sq. ft. casually elegant estate on 2.5 acres, built 2007, 2 ponds, 15 minutes to Siesta Key. 4-5 beds/4.5 baths

19B

631 Waterside Way - $925,000

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

Your

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

4568 Woodside Road - $1,100,000

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

1226 Sea Plume Way - $735,000

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 - $437,250 823 Edgemere Lane - $435,000 7850 Chick Evans - $400,000 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

Siesta Key Crescent Beach area. Dock & lift on sailboat bayou to bay. 3 beds/2 baths pool home on tropical street

Expert

Siesta Key

941.479.3880

Judie Berger

PA, ABR, GRI

Judie.Berger@sothebysrealty.com

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Please call me for a Free comprehensive market analysis. This will establish the price range of your home, what is your competition, and the most appropriate listing

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2110 Palma sola Bay $495,000 Bay Front, Large Lot with dock, Site Ready to Build. Spectacular Sunset Views and Wide 180 degree views of Palma Sola Bay.

226 golden gate Point “I would not hesitate to recommend Peter Laughlin wholeheartedly to anyone. It was truly an example of efficient, friendly service at its best.” dr. Gabor Fulop

1572 stickney Point rd., 201 $319,000 Private 21 unit complex great privacy, water views, fishing dock. includes cabana rm. 1 car garage, walking distance to Siesta Key beach.

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7045 Portmarnock Place $3,275,000 this captivating home is the ultimate in luxury living in the distinct golf course community of Lakewood Ranch country club.

3928 solymar drive, 6 $695,000 Large lot in the gated enclave, Solymar. Gulf views and bayside community dock. No site work needed, ready to build.

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The BesT OF

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013

OysTeR Bay

schemmel PROPeRTy GROuP

Results:

• 8808 Enclave court closed • 1368 harbor Drive closed • 7832 Estrella court closed • 7424 monte Verde Pending • 4634 mirada way, 32 closed • 4433 white cedar trail closed • 1716 casey Key road closed • 7417 monte Verde closed • 7742 club lane closed • 6300 midnight Pass, 1207 closed • 5760 midnight Pass, 309D closed • 3420 Founders club Drive closed • 428 cezanne Drive closed • 4208 Boca Pointe Drive closed • 1330 main street, residence 3 closed • 7411 monte Verde closed • 7466 monte Verde closed • 5512 37th avenue E closed • 224 tenacity lane closed • 5770 midnight Pass road, 201 closed • 385 North Point road, 601 closed • 7572 conservation court closed

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Joel schemmel, J.D. sharon chiodi Tracy eisnaugle

1324 S. Lakeshore Drive • $1,395,000 4 Beds, 4.5 Baths • 2 Offices • Exercise Room Media Room • 5,417 Square Feet • Sliders and Windows Create Light and Bright Interior • Wet Bar • Pool and Spa • Cul-de-sac Location • Move-in Ready • Access to Field Club

941.257.9861 www.schemmelrealestate.com Joel.schemmel@sothebysrealty.com

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1629 Caribbean Drive • $2,695,000 4 Beds, 7.5 Baths • 6,150 Square Feet • On Little Sarasota Bay

621 Ramblin Rose Lane • $1,499,000 4 Beds, 3.5 Baths • 4,669 Square Feet • On the Intracoastal

4701 Riverwood Avenue • $839,000 4 Beds, 2.5 Baths • 2,902 Square Feet • Just Under an Acre on Phillippi Creek • Completely Renovated • New Roof and Air Conditioning 519 Fernwalk Lane • $599,000 3 Beds, 3 Baths 5786 Sandy Pointe Drive • $339,000 4 Beds, 3 3,396 Square Feet • The Oaks Bayside Baths • 2,285 Square Feet • Grove Pointe New Outdoor Kitchen • Refinished Pool • New Paver Driveway • Dockage

The BesT OF

siesTa Key

5342 Hidden Harbor • $3,200,000 Discover siesta Key at hidden harbor with stunning views of the bay and downtown Sarasota. Step back in time and enjoy all that this unique waterfront residence has to offer. Historic in age and timeless in architectural inspiration with hints of Ralph Twitchell and Jack West design expressed throughout. originally built in 1956 and showcasing the pure architectural desire to bring the outdoors in with wrapping screened patio areas, sliding glass doors and exceptional views in every direction. Painted tongue and groove wood ceilings showcase the rare vaulted ceiling of this residence, while a sophisticated use of flagstone flooring is combined with original terrazzo. A wood burning copper fire pit in the living area sets the theme for this non-traditional Florida home. Sited on almost an acre along Roberts Bay with a mangrove peninsula offering natural protection and abundant wildlife this tranquil location is a haven for boaters and fisherman. Protected deep water basin with two boat docks and a seawall complete this serene waterfront paradise.

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