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Developer plans condo and hotel Preliminary plans outline 144 luxury condos and a 275-room hotel on a 2.9-acre vacant parcel.

+ Philanthropic queen to retire Sarasota resident Dr. Dede Howard was crowned Miss Florida Classic March 4, at the Miss U.S. of America Pageant. Howard has competed in pageants for the past 35 years and says the national competition in August will be her last. The philanthropist has donated time and money to dozens of charities throughout the years. She is the founder of House of Hope for Runways and Teddy Bear days for terminally ill children.

The developer of the 17-story Grande Sarasotan, which was never built, has submitted new plans to the city for a condo-and-hotel development on the 2.9-acre parcel downtown. The land at the northwest corner of U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue has remained vacant since 2004 after two proposed condo projects never materialized. West Palm Beach-based Kolter Group purchased the land for $40 million in 2005. In 2007, The Kolter Group backed off plans to build its Grande Sarasotan, citing low demand for condominiums at the time. Kolter’s new project will feature “contemporary, artistic” architecture — a shift from the towering Mediterranean-revival, classic style of the proposed Grande Sarasotan, said Bob Vail, head of Kolter’s urban development division. Preliminary plans for the new development call for a two-tower project that will become one of the city’s most visible at one of most prominent parcels of downtown land. One tower will house 144 condo units — ranging from $700,000 to $1 million in price, said Vail. The other will be a 275-room hotel. According to Vail, each unit will face south and have direct bay views. Condo residents will be able to order room service from the hotel. Several national hoteliers are interested in operating the hotel, but Vail said the development firm is in advanced talks with the Westin Hotels & Resorts branch of Starwood Hotels. As Florida’s luxury condo market shows glimpses of a revival, and condo inventory shrinks in downtown Sarasota, Vail said, Kolter believes the time is ripe for a renewed effort to develop the vacant land. “We feel like the market is certainly recovering,” Vail said. “We think areas such as Sarasota and Naples and downtown West Palm and Delray Beach on the east coast are going to be the areas

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+ New Balance celebrates 10 years More than 400 friends, family and customers congratulated Molly and David Jackson and team Monday, March 18, at the New Balance Sarasota 10th year anniversary celebration, held at the White Buffalo Saloon.   Guests donated to benefit Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Inc. and Susan G. Komen Run for the Cure. The Jacksons thanked their New Balance team of nearly 30 employees, providing fun facts of its 10 years of success and community support with nearly a dozen New Balance corporate executives from Boston in attendance. 

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Above: A preliminary rendering shows the proposed development at the corner of Gulfstream Avenue and U.S. 41. The 144-unit condo tower is on the left, and the 275-room hotel is on the right. Left: The project would stand south of the RitzCarlton, Sarasota.

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Siesta Key deputies stay alert for youth influx Sarasota County Sheriff’s Officer Sgt. Scott Osborne sits on an all-terrain vehicle and surveys the crowd of hundreds gathered at Siesta Key beach on St. Patrick’s Day. Osborne and fellow deputies Jason Strom and Chris McGregor are permanent island fixtures — veterans with more than 30 years of combined service on Siesta Key. But, through the end of March, at least four additional full-time deputies will serve the island, using ATVs, horses and bicycles to keep Siesta peaceful during spring break. Cool weather and rain have shrunk the influx of college students who

Cool weather has pared crowds of students spending spring break on the island, but law enforcement remains bolstered. usually flock to Siesta beaches and bars. “The weather sucks,” said Sun Ride Pedi Cab owner Glen Cappetta, whose firm shuttles people around the island on bicycle rickshaws. Cappetta estimates ridership is down 30% compared to last year’s numbers during spring break. Roughly 141,050 people have visited Siesta beach from March 1 through March 19 this year. The number of beachgoers has de-

creased 45% from 260,100 in the same timeframe last year. “We’ve had more staff scheduled than needed by far,” said Big Olaf Creamery of Siesta Key Manager Nathan Groff. Colleges in Indiana and Ohio staggered their spring breaks and thinned the volume of

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tion: underage drinking. Deputies nabbed about 20 in the first week of spring break, including a 14-year-old boy. Siesta has come back as a choice destination for college students on vacation, Osborne said. “Each of the last three years has been bigger than the last,” Osborne said March 14, while sitting at the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation office next to the pavilion. “I think that’s because of word-of-mouth and the No. 1 beach ranking.” He also cited the struggling economy, which makes bringing friends to stay with family and Sarasota more attractive than going to Daytona Beach or Panama City. Osborne thumbed through false identification cards confiscated during the operation. He said they are more sophisticated this year, possibly because they can be purchased on the Internet. One of the confiscated IDs, which a girl bought for $400, had a working scanner strip. Deputies must rely more on their interview techniques to catch violators. One such tactic is to ask a suspect the year they graduated. “They always know the date of birth but never what their graduation (year) would be,” Osborne said. Deputy Jason Mruczek, in his first year on Siesta, patrolled the bars in the Village during a pub crawl. The mounted patrol was on site for crowd control. Despite the poor weather, the Village was filled with college students. “The nightlife in the Village has increased dramatically,” Osborne said. “Most of the problems at night move to the Village.”

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meeting. Most of the units in the condominium tower will be about 600 square feet smaller than the units proposed in the Grande Sarasotan, which were slated to sell for $1 million to $4 million a unit. “We are not going for the large units with (as high of prices at the Grande),” Vail said. To help bring unit costs down, early plans call for “more efficient living spaces” with less formal space, Vail said. The developers hope the project is attractive to some prospective buyers who might only be able to spend part of the year in Sarasota and, as a result, might not be willing to spend $1 million-plus on a unit. Kolter has already donated a slice of land at the corner of U.S. 41 and Gulfstream to the city to set aside space for the proposed construction of a multi-lane roundabout at the busy corner. Vail said the developers believe a roundabout will make it easier and safer for pedestrians to cross from the bayfront to downtown. “That is not a pedestrianfriendly stretch of U.S. 41,” Vail said. “We are big fans of the roundabout.” The company’s market analysis showed a need for luxury hotel rooms in downtown Sarasota. The proposed hotel could share some of the market demand being directed to the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. During busier peak tourism months or when the Ritz-Carlton is holding an event, the new hotel would fill a need for extra rooms, Vail said. “It will both support the Ritz and compete with the Ritz,” Vail said.

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that will lead the market back.” Vail said the goal is to break ground in a year if the project secures city approval. On March 15, Kolter broke ground on a $30 million project with 84 condos and 11 two-story townhomes on St. Petersburg’s Snell Isle. In what Vail sees as an indication of the condo market beginning to rebound, Kolter has also seen a nearly 50% hike over the past year in condo sales at its Two City Plaza, in downtown West Palm Beach. City planning staff will soon consider the newest version of the downtown Sarasota project. It would not go to the planning board or City Commission for approval. The Gulfstream Avenue property is zoned Downtown Bayfront, with a

Vacant since 2004 A Holiday Inn and a Denny’s restaurant once stood at the corner of U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue. The Holiday Inn was demolished in 2004, and the Denny’s building was converted to an office building. In 2004, Fort Lauderdale developer Richard Zipes proposed the 144-condounit Metropolitan on Sarasota Bay project, but it was never built. In March 2005, The Kolter Group purchased the 2.9-acre parcel for $40 million from Zipes. Two years later, The Kolter Group backed off plans to build its Grande Sarasotan development.

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Condo tower to replace Main Street businesses Sports Page seeks a new downtown home while the Living Walls owner will retire. The Sports Page Bar & Grille is one of two Main Street landmarks that will be demolished next month to make way for The Jewel, a 17-story luxury condo tower. The Sports Page has become lower Main’s go-to-football-game hangout for locals and vacationers alike over the years. “Everyone is asking, ‘Are you opening somewhere else?’” said Sports Page co-owner Kenny Barr. That’s the plan, Barr said. Barr and co-owner Bob Richards are seeking a new home downtown — ideally a space west of Orange Avenue either on or one block from Main Street. They’re currently in talks with property owners. They want to stay downtown: Locals from nearby condos often come for lunch or call in to place a delivery order from the liquor store. The Sports Page, at 1319 Main St., and neighboring business Living Walls Furniture & Design, 1311 Main St., will both close next month. The businesses sold their buildings to developer Tom Mannausa, who plans to break ground on The Jewel in the fall. Alison Levin Bishop, president of Living Walls, sold the building for $1.4 million in May. The Sports Page sold its building for $1.2 million in July. Bishop said she plans to retire and will not re-open Living Walls. The store has been on Main Street for 28 years. Once constructed, The Jewel will feature five new commercial spaces, including the new office for Mannausa’s development firm. Mannausa declined to name the other tenants but said the potential businesses included an art studio and gallery, a jeweler and a day spa. According to Mannausa, Café Epicure, will stay put, but its façade may change to blend it in with The Jewel’s design. Ownership of the café building will not change.

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In 1981, Allison Levin Bishop joined the family furniture store that her parents, Ruth and Basil Levin, founded in 1970. The store was originally located on St. Armands Circle; it moved downtown in 1985. As a downtown retailer, in 1986, Bishop was involved with the city’s first downtown master plan process. She was also one of merchants who lobbied for the Palm Avenue public garage built in 2011. “As Sarasota grew and changed, we became a part of the redevelopment effort in the 1980s,” said Bishop. Main Street has changed drastically; it was a one-way street in the early 1980s. “It has become a tourist destination,” Bishop said, “but it wasn’t when it started.” Running Living Walls has been exciting, but, according to Bishop, it’s required long hours and hard work. “It has been very exciting, but it’s time to breathe,” said Bishop. Bishop has supported Mannausa’s development since she first heard about it because it made the best use of the prime

In 1995, Kenny Barr and his mother, Edith Barr Dunn, closed Shenkel’s Restaurant on Longboat Key. Barr and Bob Richards decided to open a bar together. At the time, the men were sitting in the Sports Page talking about what possible bars they could purchase, when then co-owner Bob Tominelli popped the question. “Bobby said, ‘You guys are looking for a restaurant. How about this one?’” Barr said. Barr and Richards purchased Sports Page, which had been open for five-anda-half years. In 2003, they renovated the restaurant and bar and opened the adjoining wine-and-liquor store. About 65% of business comes from the bar and grill, with the other 35% coming from liquor-store sales. Longtime bartender, Sean Bargin, has been behind the bar for 18 years, and some of the waitstaff has worked at the Sports Page for more than 10 years. The restaurant is adorned with sports memorabilia, including autographed photos from former Ohio State

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property at Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue, she said. “He was visionary — positive and enthusiastic,” Bishop said. Bishop described developer Samuel Hamad’s previous proposal for a narrow tower on a smaller parcel of land as “a stick of margarine.” Hamad’s project, called Marquee on the Bay, fell apart during the downturn in the economy. Mannausa purchased the parcel from Hamad’s estate in 2010 for $870,000. After purchasing the two nearby buildings, which currently house Living Walls and the Sports Page, Mannausa has assembled a total of three parcels for .36-acres. The property stretches across 150 feet of Main Street. Mannausa plans to demolish the buildings at 1311 and 1319 Main St. starting April 22.

running back Howard “Hopalong” Cassidy and University of Michigan football former head coach Glenn Schembechler. There are 100 photos in the office that didn’t fit on the restaurant’s walls. When Cal Ripken Jr. was undergoing injury rehabilitation in Sarasota, the Orioles shortstop ate at the restaurant almost every night. Snowbirds continue to come to the bar and grill year after year. “We had one police chief from a village outside Chicago come down every year,” Barr said. “He’s retired now, but we still see him every year.” Richards said his favorite aspect of running Sports Page has been the people he’s met, and hearing a patron say, “This is the best Reuben.” Recently, he’s heard some regular customers saying, “We’ll miss this place.”

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Graffiti draws ire of Arlington Park residents Rick Farmer doesn’t like it when he hears about graffiti in nearby Arlington Park. And the president of the Alta Vista Neighborhood Association is perturbed when he sees someone has spray-painted the live oak trees that shade the playground and line the half-acre multiuse trail through the park. “It’s really malicious, to me,” said Farmer. “It’s all about respect for the environment. It starts in your backyard.” For the past year, neighbors fed up with the graffiti have cleaned the markings on trees, playground equipment and park tables throughout the 26-acre park. Nan Gould, a neighborhood resident, first saw graffiti in the park when she took her nieces to the playground two years ago. “Graffiti was on the trees and the playground,” Gould said. “There are still parts of the playground equipment that have spray paint on them.” Gould said she was concerned because some of the spray paint looked like gang graffiti. “It makes it look trashy,” she said. As far as crimes go, graffiti can seem like a small concern. Yet, it is a disconcerting sight to see, said

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Rick Farmer has seen graffiti on some of the towering oaks near the playground. Gould, who mentioned the “broken window theory,” a criminology theory that monitoring and preventing vandalism can prevent more violent crimes from occurring. Farmer said sometimes the county, which maintains most city parks, will spot and remove graffiti, but neighbors have taken

matters into their own hands and have been going out and cleaning much of the graffiti themselves. Jim Wormley, Parks and Recreation supervisor with Sarasota County, said the county’s process is to submit a propertydamage report and work order upon seeing graffiti, but county workers might not always see

graffiti right away. “If it has foul language, we’ll try to remove it right away,” said Wormley. “We don’t welcome graffiti at any of our parks,” Wormley said. “The neighbors can let us know.” Gould said she scrubbed some of trees with soap and water, a process that “kind of worked” but left discolored patches on the bark. “It’s really just boredom,” said John Mangan, Arlington Park resident. “How do you get the (vandals) to do something constructive? I say give them a board and let them paint on it. We could have a contest every week.” Several months ago, Farmer called City Commissioner Shannon Snyder, a former Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputy. In an interview last week with the Sarasota Observer, Snyder said he planned to walk the park to see how bad the graffiti is. Snyder said it’s important to remove graffiti in public spaces as early as possible. “If you don’t stay on it from a maintenance and law-enforcement standpoint, it gets worse and more expensive (to clean),”

Snyder said. “It will grow.” Cleaning the graffiti also “deprives the tagger of the recognition they would get,” Snyder said. But cleaning spray paint or marker is a more difficult task on the oaks. Scraping the bark will damage the tree, and painting over it with black paint doesn’t improve the aesthetic situation, said Snyder, who as a deputy specialized in trying to prevent and remove graffiti. “An artist can camouflage it (on trees),” Snyder said. The artist would take colors that match the bark of an oak tree and paint over it, Snyder said. With natural erosion, the graffiti will disappear. Farmer said he plans to talk to a neighbor, who is an artist, about camouflaging the graffiti. A few trees in the park have some scrape marks where it appears previous graffiti was removed. “Unfortunately there has never been too many foot patrols in the park,” Snyder said. “Having lived in the neighborhood my entire life, I can say (the graffiti) comes and goes.”


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A project for 10 planned U.S. 41 roundabouts rolled ahead Monday, when city commissioners unanimously voted to submit a request to regional transportation planners for consolidated funding for five of the roundabouts. The request includes “major project” funding for roundabouts on U.S. 41 from 14th Street to University Parkway. The funding request is part of an effort to fast-track the northern portion

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of the series of roundabouts planned for U.S. 41 along the bayfront. “If we are successful in getting major project funding, we would be looking at the whole corridor,” said City Engineer Davis Shaw. Regional planners at the Sarasota Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) have said the consolidated funding request makes sense. Even though the roundabouts are still several years away from fruition, Mayor Suzanne Atwell said the funding request marks an important milestone. Roundabout advocate Rod Warner told commissioners the vote Monday was a big step forward for a project that would transform U.S. 41 into a “multi-modal” corridor.

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• Commissioners terminated a project that would have added on-street parking to Kumquat Court in the Rosemary District. Commissioners said they were concerned adding on-street parking to both sides of the street would have made it difficult for emergency vehicles to travel down the street. • Commissioners voted against creating a task force on homelessness. • Commissioners voted 4-1 to hold off on creating an ad-hoc committee that would have studied possible ordinances regulating downtown sound. Instead, commissioners asked the city attorney to review current enforcement regulations, seek advice from a sound expert and plan discussions on potential changes.

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County Commission grades its top staff Commissioners praise Sarasota County Administrator Randall Reid’s focus on ethics, but highlight staff communication as still an area of focus for improvement. It seemed like a bad day for Sarasota County commissioners to review their highest paid — and only — employees. Tuesday, March 19, during their regular meeting, commissioners struggled to understand the details of a $36.8 million financial valuation of Dolomite Utilities Corp., an acquisition target. The discussion lasted two hours before they moved on to the annual reviews for Sarasota

County Administrator Randall Reid and County Attorney Stephen DeMarsh. Earlier in the day, Commissioner Joe Barbetta questioned DeMarsh about mistakes that delayed a major settlement with Siesta Key business owner Chris Brown, and he questioned Reid about a $3 million under-estimate of the Beach Road drainage improvement project. “Huge mistakes are being made,” Barbetta said. “I mean, when I see a $3 million error, it’s pretty bad.”

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Commissioners gave Reid satisfactory reviews overall, noting communication as the most prominent area in need of change. Commissioners praised Reid’s work cleaning up the procurement department, after former County Administrator Jim Ley resigned amid the purchasing scandal in 2011, and for his appointment of new county administrators Tom Harmer, Mark Cunningham and Lee Ann Lowery. “You’ve made some excellent hires,” Barbetta said. Cultural problems leftover from Ley’s administration are partly to blame for service issues and project delays, Commissioner Nora Patterson said. Through public emails this month, Commissioner Christine Robinson questioned Reid about whether staff properly followed County Commission direction during community meetings on the Sarasota 2050 plan and about de-

layed one-on-one meetings with her. Under Ley, staff would regularly “pop in” to chat with commissioners after meetings to answer questions that were unanswered in the commission chambers, Commission Chairwoman Carolyn Mason and Robinson said. “For whatever reason, staff doesn’t feel the ability to do that,” Patterson said. “They feel the need that everything has to be formalized now.” Commissioners gave higher marks to DeMarsh, who makes an annual salary of about $207,000. The lowest score was 3.69 (on an academic grade scale) from Barbetta. But, Barbetta leveled criticism at one of DeMarsh’s attorneys. Commissioners only have oversight of DeMarsh and Reid, who makes an annual salary of $190,000. “There still is a culture in this organization that hasn’t changed, and it still permeates,” Barbetta said.

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Why not a health trust? No one should be surprised the vast majority of attendees at Monday’s Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System hearing urged the system’s board to remain a not-for-profit, tax-supported community hospital system. Nor should anyone be surprised the Sarasota County Public Hospital District (Elected) Board of Directors recommended that the health-care system remain that way as well. Next to the beach, there probably is no other community asset that is more revered or prized than Sarasota Memorial. Heck, if we took a poll, it might even finish first. Here was the exercise: At the urging of Gov. Rick Scott, a former for-profit hospital company CEO, in 2011 the Legislature mandated that all of the state’s 32 hospital taxing districts conduct valuation studies on sale value of their hospitals. In addition, these studies were to determine whether the sale of the districts’ public, tax-supported hospitals would provide better benefits to the community if the community used the proceeds of the sale for community health services and let a not-for-profit or for-profit corporation operate the hospital. Public-hospital supporters bristled at this exercise. How dare the governor? And yet, Florida TaxWatch, the Tallahassee-based, non-partisan research organization that is always looking out for taxpayers, recommended in 2009 that such a study was needed — especially for Florida’s 16 independent hospital taxing districts. Sarasota’s hospital district is one of those. As TaxWatch sees such an evaluation, it helps keep districts in check and makes sure they are fulfilling their legislative and community missions. So if you cut to the quick, the way this examination should be framed for taxpayers is this: Could more good in the community be accomplished by selling Sarasota Memorial for $328 million to $558 million; setting up a public health trust; and using the proceeds of the sale and investment income earned on that cash to provide health care and other services in Sarasota County? Under this option, a separate company would operate the hospital — and even eliminate the $41 million collected in property taxes from Sarasota County residents that is used to provide health care to indigent patients. It would be up to the taxing district whether to continue the property tax. Or is it better to leave that cash in the SMH Healthcare System, where it competes with the needs of the system to keep it operating and funds new and existing services? Is it better to continue to operate the system as is and continue the 1.0863-mill property-tax that the hospital district imposes now? To be sure, Sarasotans have taken note of Manatee County. After the county sold Manatee Memorial, it used the proceeds for more than a decade to help pay for indigent health care. That fund is now set to run out of money in 2015. As a result, the Manatee County Commission is bringing to referendum an increase in the half-cent sales tax

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to generate about $23 million a year for indigent health-care costs. That scenario no doubt would spook Sarasotans. They wouldn’t want to sell the hospital and see the cash depleted — only to raise taxes again. Even so, in spite of what the board decided, it is still worth pointing out that hospital industry trends raise some concerns about the future for the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System (see boxes). In particular, take note in the box above “Who’s Paying the Bills.” For the past three years, Medicare and Medicaid patients continue to grow as the dominant patient base at Sarasota Memorial. Those patients also pay the least amount for the hospital’s services, which, in turn, increases pressure on the hospital to charge insured, paying customers more. This trend will be exacerbated under Obamacare. And look at the amount of bad debt/ uncompensated care — roughly $70 million a year. That represents 14% of the system’s total operating revenues. As the county grows, charity care is likely to grow as well. This will continue to put pressure on the hospital district’s tax rate. To a degree, it seems as though the discussion and debate about whether to sell the hospital to create a public health trust zipped by too quickly. In TaxWatch’s report evaluating Florida’s public-hospital districts, it posed a structure that is worthy of more discussion. Said TaxWatch: “Special hospital districts should become indigent health-care districts, funding indigent health care based on local priorities and not limited to hospitals owned or operated by the districts. As a part of the transition to indigent healthcare districts, hospital districts that own hospitals should de-couple them from the districts.” Sarasotans shouldn’t let the Manatee experience dissuade them. TaxWatch makes a case worth considering.

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Industry Trends

• Focus on spending control, balancesheet improvement • Deferred capital spending to build liquidity • Profit margins stable or modestly improved • Weak revenue growth • Flat inpatient volume • High bad debt • Physician alignment costs • Shift from inpatient admission to observation status • Deferral of surgeries; competing facilities; movement of services to physicians’ offices • Unfavorable shifts in payer mix to Medicaid, Medicare, self-pay • Moderate pace of improved rating and outlook actions

Industry Outlook

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GOLLUB’S LIST 100% occupancy Gollub noticed a torn awning above two vacant storefronts on Main Street. He made a mental note. He said it’s the small things, such as the torn awning, that residents and tourists might notice. Gollub has been meeting with commercial property owners and real-estate brokers to talk about ways to achieve 100% occupany. “Downtown has good businesses,” he said. “It needs more good businesses.”

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In an interview with the Sarasota Observer, Norman Gollub takes in the sights and offers his perspective on downtown. Norman Gollub has been busy talking to business owners and Realtors, and getting to know city officials since he started his as the new downtown economic development coordinator job Jan. 16. But, some of Gollub’s most important research has involved touring downtown Sarasota block-by-block, over the past few weeks. Gollub is getting a feel for what makes Sarasota’s downtown unique. “I think Sarasota should be Sarasota,” Gollub said. “Not try to be like somewhere else. Sarasota can draw on examples from other places, but it should have its own culture.” He was impressed by the strong arts presence and saw potential in the Rosemary District and areas north of the heart of downtown ripe for economic growth and redevelopment. Yet, there were some noticeable aspects that were lacking. Gollub sees opportunities to bring in redevelopment and businesses and make downtown a more lively and walkable hub of activity.

Having market-rate housing downtown is only half of the equation. Gollub also wants to see a strong effort by local leaders to strengthen economic development downtown. Gollub has an idea to encourage the growth of jobs in the digital arts, an economic industry that already has a foundation in a downtown that has several theaters, multimedia companies and a creative incubator and is close to Ringling College of Art and Design, which specializes in digital arts.

Connectivity Whether it’s as simple as adding a crosswalk where a sidewalk ends abruptly on Linx Avenue or as complex as constructing new roundabouts, the city can improve the way pedestrians and bicyclists circulate freely and safely around the city. Gollub hopes urban planner and “Walkable City” author Jeff Speck’s visit this week, which includes a tour and speech, revives the conversation on connectivity and walkability and what it takes to a have a downtown accessible to all —not just the automobile. The Rosemary District and Gillespie Park are in dire need of easier pedestrian access, Gollub said.

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The Pine View Jazz Band tunes up for its annual concert The sixth annual Jazz Under the Stars concert offers a relaxing night of live outdoor music. As members of the Pine View Jazz Band file into their classroom for their first rehearsal after spring break, band director Victor Mongillo’s handwritten note on the dry-erase board serves as extra motivation to hit the ground running: “Jazz Band: Five rehearsals until Jazz Under the Stars.” Saturday, March 23, the Pine View Jazz Band will host its sixth annual Jazz Under the Stars event. A favorite among both band members and attendees, the fundraiser concert affords the band a chance to forego traditional concert formalities and enjoy a night of music under the stars. Mongillo started the concert six years ago as a unique way to showcase the jazz band; it is held on the grassy Pine View Quad. Each year, family, friends and faculty lounge in lawn chairs and on blankets to enjoy the hour-and-a-half performance. “It’s a great change of pace for the band,” says Mongillo. “It’s a relaxed evening, and it always draws a wonderful crowd. The band always looks forward to it.” Mongillo says he’s impressed with the level of talent in the band. “We have an incredibly good rhythm section that’s been playing together for three years now,” he says. “You can tell all the students thoroughly enjoy the music; I think it’s a release for a lot of them.” Because the band regularly earns superior rankings in competition, it receives

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March 7 SINKING SUSPICION 1:30 p.m. — 6300 block of Midnight Pass Road. Residential Burglary. A couple reported two wedding rings, a bracelet and a leopard-print wallet missing from their rental unit after they spent the day at the pool. A friend of the couple told deputies he noticed a suspicious man in a blue windbreaker wandering aimlessly around the pool area.

March 8 BREAKING THE LAW 5 p.m. — 2400 block of Fruitville Road. Burglary of a Structure. Someone broke into a law firm office and stole a Toshiba laptop, checks and another computer. The suspect used a brick to break the window on the southeast corner. The office telephone was also moved from a shelf to an office desk.

March 10 FOUR SWORDS AGO 7 p.m. — 3100 block of N. Tamiami Trail. Burglary of a Structure. Unknown person(s) pried open the rear door of a business and removed four swords from a display area.

March 11 TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET 3:26 a.m. — 300 block of Avenida Milano. Trespassing. A property owner called deputies after an unknown man and woman knocked on his door and asked to come inside. After the property owner sent them away, the man and woman did the same thing at the next house. Officers arrived and found the man inside the neighbor’s garage. Police called several times for the woman, who was hiding in a closet.

MO’ MOPEDS, MO’ PROBLEMS 7:30 p.m. — 2000 block of N. Washington Boulevard. Motor Vehicle Theft. A man parked his moped outside of an auto-parts store. When the man left the store, he saw five to six young men pushing his moped down the street. The man attempted to catch the young men, but they started his moped and drove off. The young men had two other mopeds with them. Officers searched the area for the moped with no results.

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YOUTH IN REVOLT 3:46 p.m. — 900 block of Beach Road. Underage Possession of Alcohol. A deputy found a 14-year-old boy in possession of watermelon-flavored vodka and Dr. Pepper. The officer charged him with underage drinking and released him into his grandfather’s custody.

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FAILURE to maintain drug records and properly mark/label  drugs and other similar products according to accepted  professional standards.[1/8/2010]

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SKVA annual Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt 9 a.m. to noon at beach access No. 5, the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road. Cost: $10 per child Info: Call Helene Hyland at 685-2274 All children ages 1 to 6 are invited to register and participate.

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Jimmy Kuebler, Jake Romine and Desmond Lindsay each had three hits to lead The Out-of-Door Academy to a 13-3 district victory over Bradenton Christian March 18.

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Payton Aaron couldn’t contain his enthusiasm as he raced down the first base line.

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Eleven-year-old Seth Morano didn’t stop smiling as he rounded third base and headed for home plate.

LIFELONG DREAMS More than 100 children and adults welcomed the start of the 2013 spring season during the Miracle League of Manasota’s opening day.

SARASOTA — Pockets of sunshine seep through the clouds and cast shadows across the outfield. A crisp breeze cuts through the early-morning air. It’s 54 degrees in Sarasota. It’s 10 degrees warmer than in Baltimore and a balmy 19 degrees warmer than in Pittsburgh. It’s the perfect weather for baseball — at least in the eyes of 11-yearold Seth Morano. With a blue Florida Gators sweatshirt covering his bright-orange Baltimore Orioles T-shirt and his ball cap turned to the side, Seth eagerly makes his way to the plate as he hears his name rain down from the loudspeaker. Cheers and whistles reverberate throughout Orioles Pirates Miracle League Field of Manasota, as the Baltimore slugger settles into his batting position. He pauses briefly for a moment, taking it all in. He looks up and offers a kiss up to the sky, as if to say, “thank you,” before choking up on his bat and looking the Pirates pitcher squarely in the eye. Seth fouls off a series of pitches, before sending a line drive through the center of the infield. With a glimmer in his eye and a smile stretched across his face, Seth pumps his fist in the air and wheels toward first base. He then reverts his attention back to home plate, as 6-year-old Leo Powell steps into the batter’s box. Leo, who is in his first season with the team, follows up with an RBI single of his own. The celebration continues for the duration of the inning, as the Orioles eventually come from behind

to tie the Pirates on opening day of the Miracle League of Manasota’s 2013 spring season. Seth and Leo are just two of the 102 children and adults, ages 4 and up, who are playing baseball for the Miracle League of Manasota. On March 16, the Orioles, Pirates, Phillies, Braves, Yankees and Rays all took the field for their season openers. “It’s fun to go out there and throw the ball,” Yankees player Amy Cross, 42, says. Her teammate Noah Grunes agrees. “It’s a fun sport, and the team works together,” Grunes says. “We help each other out.” Like many of the players in the league, Grunes began playing baseball last year. Since then, the Yankees captain and team leader has developed into one of the league’s most talented players. Grunes, who many have dubbed fastest player in the league, and his teammates spent the off season working with a personal trainer to improve their skill set. Their hard work and dedication paid off as the Yankees drew even with the Rays in the season opener for the two adult teams. “We are machines,” Grunes says, grinning.

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“It’s about being part of a team,” Miracle League Executive Director Laura Tellor says. “This is something they’ve never had the opportunity to participate in … They’re so happy to be there.” In November 2010, the Miracle League of Manasota broke ground on its $1.2 million ballpark, at Longwood Run Park in Sarasota. Through a partnership with the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates, who both contributed $75,000, the Miracle League was able to construct a new field, which is barrier free and features a flat, rubberized surface to accommodate anyone with adaptive equipment. The Miracle League held its inaugural spring season last March, following the completion of its new ballpark. “We’re so thrilled to have something like this for the community,” Tellor says. “We’re very excited.” The league is comprised of six teams — four for children and teenagers and two for adults. During the 10-week season, which concludes May 18, players will gather every Saturday morning for a series of games. During each game, every player bats once each inning, all base runners are safe, and every player scores a run before the inning is over —  ensuring that every player and team wins every game. “It’s amazing when I hit the ball,” says 11-year-old Joey Baar, who has spent the last two years playing for the Pirates. “I feel so happy. I (also) like to chase the ball in the field with my friends.” Fellow player Richard Dionne agrees. “I (always) try to hit it to the water —  bye, bye ball,” Dionne says with a chuckle. After the season, the players are invited to an end-of-the-year party at which they are awarded trophies for participation. “For a lot of them, this is the first trophy they’ve ever gotten,” says Brad Jones, director of adult services for Community

Play ball Many players are returning for their second and third seasons, while a few are participating for the first time. Regardless of their experience, the players are simply happy to be part of a team — an experience many of them hadn’t had prior to joining the Miracle League. “My grandpa used to play baseball and I didn’t get the chance,” José Corredor says. “It feels pretty good to be (out on the field). I like to play. It’s a lot of fun.” In addition to the players, 34 regular volunteers from Manatee and Sarasota counties and dozens of high schools and college students and athletes, including The Out-of-Door Academy baseball players Jimmy Kuebler and Jake Romine and Lakewood Ranch High softball player McKaleigh Goodale, will spend their Saturday mornings serving as buddies for the players. Every player on the field is assigned a buddy, who acts as a source of encouragement while providing friendship and motivation. Goodale began volunteering with the Miracle League of Manasota last fall after her mother, Stacey, became involved as an assistant coach for one of the teams. Goodale, who tries to make it out every Saturday that her travel softball schedule allows, has watched players hit home runs, run bases and push their wheelchairs aside to cross home plate. “They’re so excited about it,” Goodale says. “They always look so happy out there. It reminds you to never give up and that everything is possible.” Now with the spring season officially under way, the players finally are able to revisit their favorite pastime —  one that evokes a celebration of friendship and new beginnings. “It’s a wonderful experience, and it’s very humbling for all of us involved,” Tellor says. Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@yourobserver.com.

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The Out-of-Door Academy baseball team scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning on a bases-loaded walk to defeat Lakewood Ranch 5-4 March 14. Sophomore Tyler Dietrich hit a triple to lead off the bottom half of the inning. Jake Romine, who had hit a two-run triple earlier in the game, drew a walk to score the winning run. Austin Hoppe earned the win on the mound for the Thunder, allowing two runs on six hits.

ODA girls tennis The Out-of-Door Academy improved to 7-0 with a 5-2 victory over St. Stephen’s March 14. Caroline Dailey (No. 1), M’Balia Bangoura (No. 2), Alana Sherman (No. 4) and Cheyenne Kerekes (No. 5) all recorded singles victories for the Lady Thunder. Dailey and Bangoura also were victorious at No. 1 doubles.

+ SCS baseball perfect The Sarasota Christian baseball team improved to 11-0 with a 4-3 victory over Pennsylvania’s Owen J. Roberts March 14. Pitcher Taylor Briggs struck out three in four innings and also went 2-for-4 at the plate.

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The grand finale of the $25,000 Totally Tennis Exhibition Series will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7, at the Payne Park Tennis Center. Former Top 100 ATP players Hugo Armando and Attila Savolt will be competing for Sarasota’s No. 1 singles title.

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The Out-of-Door Academy sophomore Kimmy Comito scored a school record nine goals for the second-consecutive game to lead the Lady Thunder to an 11-8 victory over St. Stephen’s March 11. The 15-year-old center midfielder followed up her performance with eight goals in two games against Cardinal Mooney Wednesday, March 13 and Tampa Berkeley Prep Thursday, March 14. Comito has scored 32 goals in five games so far this season.

I wasn’t keeping track. At the end of the game, my mom said I scored nine goals. I was shocked. It was happening so fast, so it doesn’t seem like it was that many.

It kind of came naturally to me. It felt natural cradling a (lacrosse) stick. I started playing club, and I was fairly good at it. I started to like it.

We’re a new team, so I do try to act like a leader. I’m fairly experienced compared to some of the other girls on the team. I’ve been playing longer, so, when I get the ball, I always look for the goal. That’s my first thought.

Some people think I’m the favorite on the team because my mom is the coach. On the field, she’s not my mom. She’s my coach. If she tells me to do something, then I’m going to do it. When we’re in the car, I’ll tell her if I want her to be my coach or my mom. It’s two different situations. That’s how I look at it.

It was spring season my eighth grade year, and I didn’t want to play a sport for ODA. My mom told me I had to, though. I had a little experience with lacrosse, so I thought, “Why not play?” That’s where it all happened. I really like being a part of a team. I’ve been known this season for scoring a lot of goals, but I couldn’t do it without my team.

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Home in Harbor Acres sells for $7 million The following residential real-estate transactions took place between March 4 and March 8. A home in Harbor Acres tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Mollie Nelson, of Sarasota, sold her home at 1452 Hillview Drive to Mark Standish, of Sarasota, for $7 million. Built in 1997, it has five bedrooms, five baths, one half-bath, a pool and 6,728 square feet of living area.

previously sold for $325,000 in 2012. Nancy Signorino sold her home at 3418 Bay Shore Road to Susan and Dawn Szylwin, of Sarasota, for $220,000. Built in 1970, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,018 square feet of living area.

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MFC Co. Inc. sold the home at 1807 Oleander St. to Richard Peake, trustee, of Sarasota, for $1,991,300. Built in 2006, it has seven bedrooms, seven baths, two half-baths, and 9,492 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.7 million in 2012.

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Property Healers Inc. sold the Unit 1202 condominium at 505 S. Orange Ave. to Sami and Salam Muhtadie, of Sarasota, for $888,000. Built in 2007, it has three bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath and 2,600 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.5 million in 2011.

Park, Pa., sold their Unit 1205 condominium at 888 Blvd. of the Arts to Peter Melillo and Peter Melillo Jr., of Palmetto, for $575,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,729 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $206,000 in 1985.

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Moises Grayson, trustee, sold the Unit K-818 condominium at 100 Central Ave. to McGurl Properties LLC for $640,000. Built in 2005, it has two bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath and 1,707 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $570,000 in 2012.

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James Kennedy, trustee, of Bradenton, sold the Unit 1608 condominium at 888 Blvd. of the Arts to Lorna Maclaren, of Ontario, Canada, for $615,000. Louis and Charmagne Bossola, of Allison

J&A Contractors Inc. sold the home at 2332 McClellan Parkway to Marvin Gross, of Sarasota, for $508,000. Built in 1940, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,720 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $317,000 in 2012.

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Barbara Augusta, of Charlestown, Mass., sold her home at 1736 Irving St. to Michael and Barbara Pollack, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., for $435,000. Built in 1941, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,310 square feet of living area. It previously

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205 Golden Gate Point LLC sold the Unit 301 condominium at 205 Golden Gate Point to Candria Crisp, of Sarasota, for $399,000. Built in 1996, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,535 square feet of living area. 205 Golden Gate Point LLC sold the Unit 201 condominium at 205 Golden Gate Point to Cornelius Vaughan, of Sarasota, for $350,000. Built in 1996, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,535 square feet of living area.

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David Patrick and Thomas Tryon, of Orlando, sold their Unit 1213 condominium at 1064 N. Tamiami Trail to Ruel Wright, trustee, of Sarasota, for $275,000. Built in 2007, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,475 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $239,000 in 2009. John Huenke, of Baltimore, sold his Unit 1535 condominium at 1064 N. Tamiami Trail to David Stephenson, of Sarasota, for $245,000. Built in 2007, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,051 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $288,700 in 2007. Private Equity Capital LLC, trustee, sold the home at 7553 Biltmore Drive to Paul and Kama Kett, of Sarasota, for $245,000. Built in 1973, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,248 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $177,500 in 1997.

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Federal National Mortgage Association sold the Unit 103 condominium at 1644 Starling Drive to Harold and Martha Gutman, of Plainview, N.Y., for $217,500. Built in 1987, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,588 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $220,000 in 2004.

Vaughn Yeager, of Sarasota, sold his home at 3606 Bay Shore Road to John and Gail Williams, of Lake Lure, N.C., for $337,500. Built in 1968, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,409 square feet of living area. It

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SCHOOLBOARD Destination Dubai

Photo courtesy of Eve Johnston

Alejandro McCurry-Oliver, Aisha Quadir and Alia Quadir

When in Rome Pine View School’s history club took students and staff to ancient Rome March 6, during the all-day event, Pax Romana. Students and staff dressed in period clothing, including togas and open-toed sandals, and participated in ancient Roman activities, including a catapult competition, gladiator fights, Olympic games, a re-enactment of Caesar’s murder and a Roman feast. — Shelby Schwartz

Ciao, Italia Seniors in Riverview High School’s International Baccalaureate program took a nine-day trip to Italy March 6 through March 14, during their spring break. The 44 students visited Florence, Italy, Venice,Italy and were in Rome for the appointment of Pope Francis. Senior Jaclyn Falconetti said her favorite part was “seeing their way of life. It’s completely different from ours — and the food was amazing.”

Ringling College of Art and Design seniors Suzy Connor and Eddy Ortega will attend Education Without Borders, a biennial international student conference, March 25 to March 28, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Connor and Ortega, who are part of the college’s business of art and design program (BOAD), were selected for the conference based on projects they submitted under the direction of professor Stephen Diasio. Connor’s project, “A New Educational Model for Students of Developing Countries,” focused on revising the curriculum of Ghanaian schools to suit the needs of those students. Ortega’s project, “The Gamified, Open Source Learning Platform,” focused on turning the education system into a game-like environment. The students worked on their projects for 15 weeks. This is a first-time opportunity for both Ringling College and the students.

Yaryna Klimchak

Jaclyn Falconetti Jaclyn Falconetti has wanted to be a Riverview High School Highland dancer ever since she saw her older sister perform with the school’s Kiltie Band. “I went to all the football games and saw her perform, and it seemed like so much fun,” Falconetti says. Now, the Riverview senior is the principal dancer in the Kiltie Band, a position she has been working for since her sophomore year. Falconetti, who practices 10 hours a week during football season, even gave up her position as captain of the junior varsity volleyball team so she could devote more time to becoming a principal dancer. Riverview’s Kiltie Band has been ranked in the superior category — the highest possible ranking — at competitions for 54 consecutive years. The team will compete in a state-

Student talent Booker Middle School will host its Art and Multimedia Gallery Thursday, March 21, in the Tornado Gallery. Students in grades six through eight have been preparing for the art show since December. All 84 Visual and Performing Arts and TV/Film Production students will show off their TV/film projects, including skits and claymation. Paintings and sculptures will also be on display.

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wide competition April 2, in Fort Myers. Falconetti, who just returned from an International Baccalaureate senior trip to Italy, is also the senior board treasurer, part of the student executive council, a member of the Coexist Club, and she is on a committee for srqvolunteen.com, a website that makes it easier for teens to volunteer in their neighborhoods. The 18-year-old plans to attend the University of Central Florida and is considering a career as a pediatric nurse. “I love working with children,” she says. — Yaryna Klimchak

ONLINE: Watch Jaclyn Falconetti perform a Highland Kiltie dance at yourobserver.com V E N I C E ’ S WAT E R F RO N T L A N D M A R K SINCE 1976.

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with many looks...

YOUR NEIGHBOR Kathleen Ellis

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2300 BEE RIDGE RD., STE. 403 COLONNADE SHOPPING CENTER • 922-8965

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Only Local shucked Raw bar Lunch Served Monday-saturday

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siesta key’s most affordaBle kid friendly seafood restaurant! Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner • 1200 Old Stickney Point Rd. 941-349-3885 • www.captaincurts.com

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Can you find the lucky pelican? 6239 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch

Venice’s waterfront landmark since 1976. Boat or Car • Lunch & Dinner • Open Daily 1st Floor Tavern • 1968 Tarpon Center Dr. 941-484-9551 • www.crowsnest-venice.com

Located a mere 30 second drive off I-75 exit 213. Next to the Holiday Inn....in the Lake Osprey Plaza

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106545

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ple moved to Boston where they both worked at Boston Children’s Hospital. In 2003 the couple moved to St. Petersburg when Elliot Ellis decided to build a house there. In 2011 they decided to move to Sarasota so they could live at Sarasota Bay Club and have access to all the support and amenities the facility provides. Ellis is impressed with the helpful staff and community of the Sarasota Bay Club. Since moving to Sarasota, she has gotten involved in the classical music club, jewelry-design class and book club at Sarasota Bay Club and also the Sarasota Garden Club. “I never had many hobbies; I was a workaholic,” Ellis says. “When you are a science major you don’t get to do much with the arts, and I am really enjoying it because it is a whole different world and you learn so much.” — Yaryna Klimchak

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ooks surround Kathleen Ellis in the Sarasota Bay Club Library, where she volunteers on a weekly basis. Ellis moved two years ago to the Sarasota Bay Club with her husband, Elliot, to get more support. Elliot Ellis has Parkinson’s disease. Neighborhood: “I love the Sarasota Bay Club Sarasota Bay NEIGHBOR FOR: Club because I Since 2011 am not isolated here,” Ellis says. “It’s also great for people with mobility issues because they get a lot of exposure to the arts and they don’t feel just because they have a health issue they are isolated.” The couple met in 1975 while working at Buffalo Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. She was a pediatric nurse with a Ph.D. in epidemiology, and he was the chief of pediatrics. In the 1980s, the cou-

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TemperatureS

Temps.

THE DOCK OF THE BAY

Record Temps.

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57

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Easter Celebration

Visit these churches and houses of worship Faith Lutheran Church

Join us Easter Sunday

10:30am @ Braden River Elementary 6125 River Club Blvd Bradenton, FL 34202

EastEr sunday sErvicEs 6:45 a.m. - Sunrise Butterfly Service in the garden (bring a folding chair) 7:30 a.m. - Early Worship 9:00 a.m. - Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. - Casual Family Worship

FREE egg hunt, live bunnies & family photo booth www.oasischurch.org

107045

Good Friday, March 29, at 7:00 pm

Living Lord Lutheran Church

From Last Supper to Last Breath

11107 Palmbrush Trail Lakewood Ranch FL 34202

Easter Sunday, March 31, at 10:00 am

Holy Week Services

107490

7750 Beneva Rd. • Sarasota, FL 34238 941-924-4664 www.faithsarasota.com

Find the Peace and Joy of Our Risen Lord

From Tears to Joy!

Palm Sunday 8, 9:15, 10:45 am Palm Crosses to be received

Easter Egg Hunt, March 31, at 11:30 am for kids

Maundy Thursday 7 pm

Foot Washing & Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday 7:00 pm Easter Celebration Sunday 8, 9:15 & 10:45 am

CELEBRATIONS AT 9Am and 11Am

(Music, Brass Quintet, By Grace, Choir & Communion)

In our new Sanctuary The Rev. Dr. Christopher Carlson, Pastor

Youth will serve pancake breakfast after all services.

Free Easter story books!

Pastor Jeff Gross

753-9365

106946

EASTER SERVICES

Dare to become the peacemakers Christ taught us to be! 941.753.7778

www.peacepcusa.org • contact@peacepcusa.org

(on the corner of Lakewood Ranch Blvd. between state routes 70 and 64)

First Congregational United Church of Christ 107437

Join Us Easter Morning 7am Sunrise Service (on the patio by the lake) 8am Continental Breakfast 9am Blended/Traditional Worship 10:30am Contemporary Worship

106944

10 am - Holy Eucharist 7:30 pm - Holy Eucharist, Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altars 8:30 pm (until noon on Good Friday) Prayer Vigil at the Altar of repose

GooD FriDAy - March 29

Palm Sunday, March 24th  

7:30 am - Stations of the Cross along Main Street 10 am - Mass of the Pre-Sanctified noon to 3:00 pm - Good Friday Liturgy 3:30 to 4:30 pm - Confessions

9am‐Service; 10:30‐Easter Musical 

Maundy Thursday, March 28th  

6pm‐“A Communion Experience” 

Saturday, March 30th  

EAStEr EVE - Saturday, March 30

9 to 11:15am‐Kidz Eggstravaganza 

8 pm - the Great Vigil of Easter

EAStEr DAy - Sunday, March 31 7, 9, and 11 am - Festive Choral Celebrations of the Eucharist of the resurrection 1 pm - Spanish Mass

All are joyously welcome to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. 106972

10:30‐Service, Easter Brunch 

1031 S. Euclid Ave. (off Bahia Vista) (941)953-7044

MAunDy tHurSDAy - March 28

Trinity United Methodist Church 4150 S. Shade Ave. Sarasota  www.iTrinity.org • 924.7756 

Easter Sunday, March 31st  

Easter Sunday, 9 & 11am, adult choirs, brass quintet  

The Church of the Redeemer

107432

 

Palm Sunday, 9 & 11 a.m. Maundy Thursday, 6pm, Holy Communion Good Friday, 12pm

Holy Week and Easter Worship

First Christian Sarasota

7601 Clark Rd., Sarasota, FL 941-922-4434 ccallahan@yourobserver.com www.fccsarasota.com

107046

Peace Presbyterian Church 10902 Technology Drive, Lakewood Ranch

107379

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Northminster Presbyterian Church 3131 61st Street Sarasota, FL 34243 941-355-4729

222 South Palm Avenue in downtown Sarasota 941.955.4263 • www.redeemersarasota.org Complimentary parking available at BMO Harris Bank Parking Garage on McAnsh Square: March 28, 6:30-10 p.m.; March 30, 6:45 p.m. to midnight; March 31, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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Easter Celebration

Visit these churches and houses of worship “CHRIST IS RISEN...HE IS RISEN INDEED”

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church 7461 Prospect Rd, Sarasota

JOIN US on MARCH 31st for our EASTER SERVICE - 9am & 11am

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Maunday Thursday - March 28 – 4:30 & 6:30 pm Good Friday - March 29 – 4:30 & 6:30 pm EasTEr sunday - MarCh 31 – 7:00, 8:00 and 10:30 am EasTEr EGG hunT sat. March 30 @10:00 am

941-355-2798 beautifulsaviorlcms.com

4041 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota

www.BahiaVistaChurch.org

Join us Easter this year to see what that might look like for YOU

107047

Life is hectic enough! We’d like to add PEACE to your life. 8:15am Traditions Service 10:30am Family Worship Service

St. Paul Lutheran Church

Palm Sunday Worship Good Friday 7:00 pm 8:30 am Traditional Service Tenebrae service 10:30 am Blended Service Children’s Easter Celebration Maundy Thursday 7:00 pm Sat., March 30 ~ 1:30 to 3:30 pm Worship Service & Easter Egg Hunt, Crafts, Easter Story and Snack Stripping of the Altar

Christ is risen! PrAise GOD!

107050

Easter Sunday Worship 7:00 am Outdoor Sunrise Service 8:30 am Traditional Resurrection Service with Brass Quartet 10:30 am Blended Resurrection Service

www.gracesarasota.com

The Tabernacle Church

Grace

Professional Parkway University Parkway 106957

6932 Professional Parkway Lakewood Ranch 941.921.5784

The Living Jesus Serves All in Worship! Palm Sunday

5:30 p.m.: Saturday chapel communion 9 a.m.: Contemporary worship with praise band 10 a.m.: Christian education for all ages 10:45 a.m.: Traditional worship with hymns, organ

Holy Week

maundy ThurSday 7p.m.: Lord’s Supper communion service

6:30 a.m.: SonRise worship with communion Good Friday 9 a.m.: Celebration noon and 7 p.m.: “7 words from communion with praise band the cross” worship 10 a.m.: “Break the fast” breakfast, kid’s egg hunt holy SaTurday 10:45 a.m.: Festival 5:30 p.m.: Chapel communion communion, trumpet, organ service

Easter Services

107561

8:00am – Eucharist with music 10:15am – Eucharist with music & Choir

Just 2 blocks south of University

106945

CHurCH oF THE NaTiviTy 5900 N Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota, Fl

941-355-3262 • www.churchofthenativity.com Egg Hunt

Bunny Pix

Easter Story

St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church Holy Week 107499

7:45 am - Traditional 10:00 am - Family Service

Join us for joyful, family Thursday, March 28th friendly worship, 6:15 pm - Seder Meal and faithful service to Friday, March 29th Christ our Lord Noon to 3:00 pm - Good Friday Service 7:00 pm - Tenebrae Service

7:00 am - Sunrise Easter Vigil 10:00 am - Festive Easter Service

2185 Wood Street

(along School Avenue, north of Sarasota High School) ConcordiaSarasota.org

Lakewood Christian ChurCh easter weekend serviCes Good Friday Communion service 6:00 P.M. Fete Ballroom at the Polo Grille

Wednesday, March 27th

Easter Sunday, March 31st

Concordia Lutheran Church

Easter! ...

Palm Sunday, March 24th

6:00 pm - Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm - Good Friday Service

An Episcopal Church serving Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Bounce House

EaSTEr Sunday

107624

107161

Palm Sunday – 8:00am no music 10:15am music and choir Maundy Thursday – 7:00pm Good Friday – noon & 7:00pm Holy Saturday – 5:00pm

4150 S. Shade Ave. Sarasota  www.iTrinity.org • 924.7756 

Kids Easter Eggstravaganza! Saturday, March 30th 9 to 11:15am 

107049

Easter Events At

ccallahan@yourobserver.com     Good Friday Communion Service 7 pm - Worship Center   Sunrise Service On The Bay   6:30 am - Bayfront Island Park   (next to Marina Jack’s) Traditional Easter Celebration Service   11 am - Worship Center     4141 DeSoto Road, Sarasota   941.355.8858 thetabsarasota.org     St. Andrew United ChUrCh of ChriSt   6908 Beneva Road, Sarasota 34238| 941.922.7595   www.uccstandrew.org   Palm Sunday worship Service easter egg hunt Sat., March 30 - 10:00 a.m.   March 24 - 10:30 a.m. easter Sunday   Maundy thursday Service worship Service March 28 7:00 p.m.   March 31 - 10:30 a.m.   Good friday 29   March Sanctuary open for prayer 12:00 to 3:00 Bach’s St. Matthew Passion   will be played during these hours     Trinity United Methodist Church  

Lakewood Ranch Blvd

2256 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota – 955-6479 – www.stpaulsarasota.org

sunrise service 7:00 A.M. San Marco Plaza

easter Celebration service 10:00 A.M. Fete Ballroom at the Polo Grille

Jesus Lives!

We look forward to meeting you!

www.stmarymagdalenes.dioswfl.org

941-302-6655

For more information please visit us at: www.lakewoodchristianchurch.net

107481

(941) 751-5048

107030

11315 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch

From I-75, take SR 70 East (exit 217) to Lakewood Ranch Blvd (about 2.5 miles). Turn South and take the very next right, Palmbrush Trail. We are located on the north side of the road.


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MAXINE’S OLD TO NEW MARCH MADNESS SALE. Osprey Village Shopping Center, 153 North Tamiami, Osprey. 20% off minimum $25. Friday, March 22nd, Saturday. March 23rd.

CLASSIC EDGAR Rice Burroughs novels, Tarzan, Mars, Venice. Some first editions. 8 for $199. 941-349-1255. COMPUTER: DELL, Dual 1.5 GHz, refurbished, $75. 941-756-6728. HARBOR FREIGHT WoodChipper (1.5”) Like New with 2 year warranty, $90/obo. 941-355-7525. 941-600-4177. LAZY BOY Sofa: 85 inches. Three cushion Very Good condition, $200. 941-927-7413. NICE KITCHEN Table. Drop Leaf. 36 x 50". Sturdy. $45. 941-377-5689. PAIR OF comfortable Easy Chairs. Yellow floral pattern, $75. for both. 941-924-5093. PIONEER STEREO, tuner, amplifier, turntable, tape deck, cabinet, 2 speakers. $175 obo. 941-346-1450. TV CABINET: Red mahogany, 56Lx22Dx30H. 4 doors, $145. Central Park at Lakewood Ranch. 941-782-8252. TOILETS: TWO Crane brand toilets, ready to install, like new, $50 for the pair. 941-600-3596. TREADMILL.: PRO-FORM power incline 16”x 48” walking/ running belt. Excellent condition. $190.00. 941-926-7254. LAWNMOWER: NEW 19” Remington Electric. Used once. Pd. $220. Sell $110. 941-400-3497. MEDICINE/SPICE CABINETS: 2 new in box. Kraftmaid light praline maple, $25.00/ea. $199.99 cost new. 913-432-5566. MIRROR: 29”X45”, gold antique frame, 35”x51”, $60 o/b/o. Curtains, white/stripe, 2 panels, 54”x102”, $30 o/b/o. 941-953-5222. TODDLER BED, $65. 941-918-9638.

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SHAW FAMILY DESCENDENT ESTATE SALE Saturday, March 23: 9:00 – 1:00 (#’s at 8) Airport Mall 8251 West University Parkway (Old US 301 east of airport) Historic items of descendants of the Shaw publishing family of Cleveland: Rutherford B. Hayes White House china plate; massive antique clock collection; autographed letter by Woodrow Wilson; compilation of writings of Archer Shaw, publisher The Plain Dealer; William Merritt Post landscape; fabulous Lunch at the Ritz costume jewelry pieces; classic model car and light house collections; Craftsman tool chest and lots of tools; antique Singer sewing machine; Kimball spinette piano; lots of furniture, decorative items; linens; etc. Photos: www.thesarasotay.org Sale by: PREMIUM ESTATE LIQUIDATORS To benefit Y programs for at-risk children

USED BOOKS, LOW PRICES! Friends of Fruitville Library Bookstore Fruitville Rd Exit, 1/2 M. East of I-75 10am-5pm Mon-Sat. DINING, KITCHEN, living room & lanai sets. Digital electric piano. Much more! Excellent condition. Call 922-2027

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Storage ESTATE SALE Saturday, March 23 - 9:30a.m.-3p.m. 8356 Palm Lakes Court - Palm Aire (Turn west on Garden Dr. from Whitfield just north of University)

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Mahogany: Queen Anne style cedar chest, 4 poster Queen bed set with canopy, pair of carved end tables, dining room table and chairs, buffet, Cheval mirror. Maple dining room table with ladder back chairs and hutch, 1940’s painted twin bed set, French Provincial writing desk, wicker, Blue Willow, king bed, 1940’s dressing table, painted teacart, brass, pewter, crystal, silver plate, primitives, kitchenware, linens, Christmas and more! A Nice Sale Sale Conducted by Palma Sola Sales Numbers at 8a.m. HUGE GARAGE SALE: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 8a.m.-3p.m., 2318 Riverwood Pines Dr., Sarasota.

General Merchandise FOR SALE: Wine Collection, 90 bottles. Opus 1, 1983-1992. Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 1983-1989. Will sell by the bottle, or complete collection. 941-954-4567.

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SALES POSITION. P/T. Must be available evenings & weekends. Located on Siesta Key. Retirees Welcome. 727-244-5906. HOUSEKEEPER - We are looking for a mature couple to take care of a very high end residence in Sarasota. Must be highly experienced in maintaining top quality fixtures and appliances, caring for antique accessories, etc. Laundry, expert ironing, and serving at an occasional formal dinner party required. Excellent pay and a long term position. Please send resume and references (references will not be contacted until after an interview) to P.O. Box 15280, Sarasota, Fl. 34277. If not highly qualified please do not apply.

BOAT HOUSE on Longboat Key, Unit 2124, on first level. For Rent or Sale. 708-267-6704.

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9TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE: Saturday, March 23rd., 8:30a.m.-1p.m. University N. to Honore, right on Cooper Creek. University Place, 40+ families. Quality home furnishings, clothing and much more!

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ANNUAL RENTAL: PARK RIDGE, gated, 3BR/2.5BA townhome. Lanai, community pool, 1 car garage, office, $1550/mo. Available now. Please call 941-504-8818 or 941-400-5626.

BOOKKEEPING SERVICES for small businesses at reasonable rates. A/P, A/R, Payroll, and financial statement preparation. Quickbooks proficient. Over 18 years experience. Email: hilliard_bookkeepingSRQ@yahoo.com

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Commercial Property For Rent LUXURY 3 Bedroom- Seasonal, Weekly, Monthly Rental w/Pool. sarasotavac@gmail.com

Condos/Apts. For Rent FOR RENT: Small Studio on Water - Siesta Key. Yearly lease, $600/mo. + utilities and laundry. References required. 941-685-9940. FREE RENT & UTILITIES in exchange for PT Household Care for Mature Retired couple. Some driving, cooking, and yard care. References required. Small studio, private bath, separate entrance, on water, Siesta Key. Meditator’s welcome, 941-349-2460. STUDIO APT. Partially Furnished, $650/mo. + Electric. Located near Bee Ridge Rd. & Tuttle. 941-355-3803. SIESTA KEY. Annual Unfurnished 3BR/3BA, 2 story penthouse. Heated pool, private grounds, on Big Pass. Close to Village. Immediate Availability, $2200. Sorry no Pets. 941-228-8104.

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Condos For Sale OPEN SUNDAY 3/24 - 1PM to 3PM 5790 MIDNIGHT PASS RD - #104 A - Reduced to $738,000 - 2BR/2BA Unit on the Main floor. No Elevator or Steps to contend with. Beach & Pool in your backyard. Beautiful New Kitchen & Baths. Carol Thompson, ROYAL PALM REALTY, 941-270-6572. SIESTA KEY End unit w/ Intercostal views. 2BR/2BA, 2nd & 3rd flr. New kitchen & W/D. No furniture, priced for quick sale, $369,900. 941-586-8186.

Fractionals LONGBOAT KEY CLUB FLOATING WEEK, every other odd year. Beautiful large 2 bed/2 bath with private Balcony over looking tropical bay cove/directly across street from Gulf of Mexico. Price includes this year use Week 28, July 13th. Only $1000. Sandy, 407-234-9551.

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$450/mo-1 bed/bath mobile homes. 55+ community. No Pets. 5811 14th St. W. Bradenton. Sarasota Real Estate Assoc., Inc. Greg Nowak 941-809-6034

Homes For Sale VILLA: 55+, SARASOTA STRATHMORE RIVERSIDE VILLAS 2BR/2BA Move-in condition. 2 Small pets okay. Clubhouse, heated pool. Inland water access at Marina. Close to shopping and Siesta Key. $119,500 941-735-1668

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.

Mobile Homes 55+ ACTIVE ADULT COMMUNITY Village on the Greens Vacation homes $5,000 & up Co-Op land owned www.villageonthegreens.com Licensed RE Brokerage 941-758-4955

Real Estate Wanted LOOKING FOR a 2BR furnished beach home or condo. 1 or 2 months: June, July, August. Family of 3. Non-smoking, no pets. Will provide local references. 727-224-4859 or E-mail: skbrynt@aol.com

WANTED LUXURY ANNUAL RENTALS For Qualified Waiting Clients Contact - Sarasota Luxury Rentals 941-225-1356 email: info@sarasotaluxuryrentals.com Personalized attention with professional honest advice. 25 Years Experience - References available

Vacation/Seasonal Rentals ON BEACH OR BAY!! 1-3 Bedrooms, Weekly or Monthly. Available Immediately. Seaside Management, 941-923-6077. INTERVIEWING PROSPECTIVE renters for our family Gulf front home for next year’s season: 3BR/3BA, Siesta Key. 941-313-0096. PEPPERTREE BAY, Siesta Key: 2BR/2BA, upstairs unit, Gulf views - sunsets. Turnkey furnished, garage. 30 day minimum. Lisa Beach Agent, 941-374-9133 or E-mail: llblab@aol.com SIESTA KEY. Luxury 2BR/2BA condo on water with boat dock, 3 minute walk to beach. Beautifully furnished and well equipped. Available immediately. Reserve now for 2014. Call 941-876-4339.

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PROFESSIONAL GUARDIAN: Case Manager, Health Care Surrogate, Power of Attorney, Personal Representative, Trustee, Advocate and Companion for Elderly and Developmentally Disabled. Bonded, Patient and Compassionate. Call SueAnn Sanders, National Certified Guardian, Notary. 941-915-3797.

ALBERTO’S REFINISHING Of Fine Furniture, Antiques, Gold Leaf, Cane, Rush, Upholstery. Quality Work. Call: 941-296-5427. REFINISH/REPAIR /OR buy new commercial patio furniture! Wholesale Pricing/ Factory Direct. Call Karen, 941-773-1713.

CNA/PRIVATE DUTY: 6 to 24 hours, all personal care, shopping, cooking, cleaning, doctor appts. Reasonable rates. Excellent references. Not an agency. Call Judy, 941-539-7779. 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. PARKINSON'S MANAGEMENT and quality lifestyle programs. I have been working with Parkinson’s clients for the last ten years developing exercise programs to improve quality of life. Masters Degree Exercise Science. Excellent references. 941-685-1144.

Auto Service WE WANT TO BUY YOUR VEHICLE!!! Any Make, Any Model, Any Condition. No Title - No Problem! Bank Lien - No Problem! Paying up to $30,000 for Vehicles. Call AJ now at 813-335-3794 for a Free Quote or 813-531-4298.

Auto Transport SUNCOAST TRANSPORTER Long Distance Delivery. “Snowbirds” I drive your car door to door! One Inclusive price. Mike 941-993-0236

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 DECKS, DOCKS, STEPS AND RAILINGS Maintenance free or wood. masterpiececonstruction.net Free estimates. Call Bill, 941-921-4197

Cleaning 30 YEARS experience. We take pride in pleasing customers. Homes, schools, churches, resorts, offices.... 941-756-4570. HOUSE CLEANING, housekeeping, pet sitting, window washing. Excellent services by European couple. 941-350-8072. 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. EDLA’S CLEANING SERVICES: Residential Commercial, New Construction. Meticulous, deep cleaning top to bottom. We Guarantee. Affordable & Reliable. Excellent References. Free Estimates. Licensed & Insured. 30% off first cleaning. 941-536-7447.

Home Improvement/ Remodeling STEVE ALLEN FLOOR COVERINGS PROFESSIONAL TILE & MARBLE INSTALLATION 20 YRS. EXPERIENCE CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATE 726-1802 LIC/ INS

Landscaping & Lawn Service CEDARS FALL LAWN MAINTENANCE. Complete landscape services. Landscaping, fertilization, irrigation, maintenance. Licensed & Insured Commercial/ Residential. Workman’s comp. Steve, 941-376-2324.

Masonry ALL TYPES OF MASONRY Specializing in concrete driveways, pavers, decorative concrete, stone work, patios. Call for free and honest estimates. 941-525-2435

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

Pet Services DOGGY HOTEL. 24 Hour Daycare. Brown Avenue near Bee Ridge and 41 behind Sleep King (new owner). First day FREE. Grooming by Mark. Meet and greet and get a treat. 941-554-4620.

Pressure Cleaning JACK'S DETAILED Pressure Washing. Specializing in flat work, but not all inclusive. Will estimate any job. Licensed and Insured. 941-979-7095. E-mail: kwantj@yahoo.com THSC PRESSURE WASHING. Residential, commercial. Roof, window cleaning and more. High quality work, we go the extra mile! Call 941-565-3935.

Woodworking FINE FINISH carpentry, crown & deco moldings, cabinetry (kitchens & baths), all types of built-ins, decks, doors & windows. Paul, 941-238-8033.

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Meridian at the Oaks Preserve

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Bellagio at Osprey Harbor $799,000 Alinari at Rosemary Place

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Fantastic 2 bedroom, 2 bath one story condominium in desirable Bishopscourt Townhomes. Perfect pied-aterre for your casual Florida lifestyle. Hardwood floors,   crown moulding, and large picture windows with lush, Sabal Sabal C ove tropical views of a lake and C fountain from most ove rooms. abal Sabal Sabal C C ove C ove Sabal ove Steps toC the pool .ove $1,194,000 $1,194,000 MLS#3971776 $305,000 8660 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota,FL 34238 $1,194,000 $1,194,000 $1,194,000 $1,194,000

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THURSDAY, march 21, 2013

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1525 Kenilworth Drive 3BD/2BA/2 Car Garage, 2,183 SF $469,000 MLS#: A3975056

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NEW LISTING - Amazing Bay and City Views for the avid boater. 3 bd/3 ½ bath, over 4300 ft with master on first floor, soaring windows that amplify the amazing bay view’s thru-out first and second floors; large dock with bench seating; high end amenities; everything needed for Florida boating lifestyle. MLS #A3975107

Downtown Living... ...At Its Best Luxurious 4th floor corner residence in Sarasota’s signature bayfront building! This 3br/3½ ba+study and bar is perfect for entertaining both inside and out! Over 825 sq. ft. Of balconies with terrific views!

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4225 higel ave, SieSta Key Perfect piece of paradise to build your custom Utopia! Rarely available 1 acre pristine lot that boasts over 200 linear feet of waterfront on a protected deep water bayou in Roberts Bay. The custom dock system will accommodate multiple vessels and watercraft. This property also includes a key to your own private deeded beach access. Lot listed for purchase $1,595,000. Builder package available for a luxurious 4B/4BA 4,000sf home for $2,850,000. $1,595,000.

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THURSDAY, march 21, 2013

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

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PeteR laughlin has built a stellar reputation providing one-of-a kind opportunities in Sarasota’s luxury home market since 1990. He consistently assists buyers and sellers in making choices that positively impacts their lifestyles and wealth. contact Peter via email at peter.laughlin@sothebysrealty.com, or by phone at 941.356.8428. Recent SaleS 1374 Harbor Dr $4,500,000 600 Putter Ln $2,100,000 226 Golden Gate Pt, 61 $419,000 1554 Stickney Point Rd, 402 $385,000 1588 Stickney Point Rd, 104 $330,000 1572 Stickney Point Rd, 201 $305,000 7218 34th St E $270,000 924 Blvd. of the Arts, 12 $645,000 Pending SaleS 912 Blvd. of the Arts, 6 $795,000 2315 Mietaw Dr $375,000 3928 Solymar Dr, Lot 6 $595,000

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