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City plans Lido renourishment City officials will spend the next few months convincing federal officials to approve $13.64 million in funding for the project. Public meetings will also be held.

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+ Super senior The Sarasota Senior Softball Association awarded Regis McCurry the Fred Frank Achievement Award Wednesday, March 27, at the association’s annual awards luncheon, at Der Dutchman. The award is given to an outstanding player in honor of former player Fred Frank. McCurry helped found the league and has been a member since 1985. Guests of the luncheon also got a visit from the big leagues: Former Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox pitcher Ken Frailing was the guest speaker.

In what would become Lido Key’s largest beach renourishment, a $22 million project would pump close to 1 million cubic yards of sand dredged from Big Pass and New Pass to the beach. The project would also add three groins, intended to trap the newly placed sand, to the north end of Lido’s beach. The project is at least four to five years

from fruition, and federal funding that would pay for 62% of the overall cost has not yet been approved, said City Engineer Alex DavisShaw. DavisShaw, the city manager, a county planner and a representative from Lido Key Homeowners Association, met with

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Beachgoers walk past exposed rocks on eroded sections of Lido Beach Monday, April 1.

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Controversy looms around area strip mall The owner of the Ringling Shopping Center put up a chain-link fence that blocks a path from adjacent neighborhoods to Payne Park.

+ British Club helps Paws for Patriots The Sarasota British Club Monday, April 8, will present a donation of $1,500 to the Southeastern Guide Dogs Training Center, for the Paws for Patriots program. The program provides injured veterans with trained guide dogs.

A silver sports utility vehicle hauling a trailer of construction supplies pulled into the Ringling Shopping Center the morning of April 2. The truck wasn’t towing materials to revitalize the property, but was, instead, carrying curled bundles of aluminum fencing that — after installation — will effectively block pedestrian access connecting the Ringling Gardens neighborhood to Payne Park. In November, a group of residents from Alta Vista filed an appeal against the Sarasota Planning Board’s Nov. 14 approval of the Walmart site plan, citing the parcel’s zoning as incompatible with a supercenter, which would be considered a department store. Due, in part, to those residents’ efforts, last month Sarasota city commissioners denied

+ Siesta Beach ranks No. 2 Siesta Key Public Beach was listed No. 2 in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2013 Top 25 beaches in the U.S. Out of 1,296 reviews, 1,014 travelers described Siesta as “excellent,” the website’s highest rating. Linda Jackson, of Penn Yan, N.Y., posted a review that read, “The most beautiful beach experience. What’s not to like about this place? Amazing soft white sand, deep beach, perfect for walking, 3 miles long, plenty of places to rent and stay, or just drive there.”

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LIDO / FROM PAGE 1A federal officials Monday, March 25, to discuss project plans. Those plans are preliminary, but one thing is clear: City officials think the ambitious project is the best way to buffer the beach from frequent erosion from storms. They will spend the next several months trying to convince federal officials to set aside $13.64 million — or 62% of the overall cost. City Manager Tom Barwin said the renourishment would also “protect the coastline and many structures within the coastline,” a factor that officials will stress as they try to convince federal officials to set aside funds. Congress will have to authorize the funding. “The biggest issue is getting funding,” Barwin said. “The project is not currently in the federal budget.” Although federal officials have been slow to set aside funds for recent coastal renourishment projects, last month the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave final approval to a $23 million Sanibel Island renourishment. If Sarasota gets the go-ahead for permitting from state and federal agencies, and the $13.64 million in federal funding, the remaining cost of the project will be funded through a $4.18 million FDEP grant and another $4.18 million in Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax (TDT) funding. As one of the next steps in the process, the city will hold a series of public workshops — including one on Lido Key — to discuss aspects of the project with residents, DavisShaw said. The last major placements of sand on the beach took place in 2001, when 400,000 cubic yards of sand were pumped onto the

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beach, with two subsequent renourishments in 2003 (770,000 cubic yards of sand) and 2009 to replace eroded sand. According to that state’s Department of Environmental Protection, the beach on Lido Key loses an average of 20 feet per year due to erosion. Along the beach, posted signs currently warn of rocks the surf has exposed. Along one stretch, a 4-foot-high wall remains where wave action has torn away a chunk of the sandy coast. Tropical Storm Debby caused much of the erosion on the Key, and the FDEP has already funded a smaller separate renourishment project to replace some of that sand. The project has been designed, but the FDEP has not issued final approval.

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Lido already has one rock groin along the public beach just south of the Lido Beach Pool and Pavilion. A main part of the city’s beach plan is to put in three additional updated groins on Lido Beach. If the project is approved, the groins, which would work to retain the newly placed sand, would be installed on the north end of Lido Key, DavisShaw said. The exact location and type of groins will be studied over the next few months, DavisShaw said. The initial evaluation called for “granite, rubble-type” groins, but federal officials wanted to see more analysis on the cost of different types of groins. In 2010, two modern groins were placed on Longboat Key near the Islander Club. Those devices are adjustable, allowing engineers to change how much sand passes through the system. The groins are also

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The proposed $22 million project would pump close to 1 million cubic yards of sand on the beach. popular hangouts for birds and people who fish. “In 2012 we adjusted them to make them more permeable,” said Longboat Key Public Works Director Juan Florensa. “They were basically working too well.” About two years ago, DavisShaw visited the two new groins near the Islander Club. At the time, the city was “at least looking at the possibility of those types of groins,” Florensa said.

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Lido Key’s $22 million project has been in the “planning process for quite some time,” Barwin said. According to DavisShaw, the ambitious project is similar to Longboat Key’s $17 million renourishment completed in 2005. During that project, crews spread 1.6 million cubic yards of sand on 9.5 miles of beach. The initial renourishment on

Lido Key will create a “beefier beach” that is wider than previous projects, DavisShaw said. After the first renourishment and the installation of the groins, the city’s plan is to add additional sand to the beach every five years. “The conversation under way is for a 50-year regular cycle for beach renourishment along the Gulf,” Barwin said. “That will see the beach renourished every five years on a regular cycle.” Currently, there is no regular beach-renourishment cycle on Lido Key. “When a storm comes through, we lose a lot of the wonderful white sand,” Barwin. Sand “recycled” from Big Pass would be used for the regular five-year renourishment projects, Barwin said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working on a plan with the city to dredge the inlet north of Siesta Key that has

never been dredged. In this case, the main purpose of dredging would be to harvest sand to mitigate erosion damage on Lido, but dredging could also have a secondary effect of, at least temporarily, making the inlet more navigable for boaters. Another possibility is getting sand from New Pass. As part of an agreement between Longboat Key and the city, sand that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredged from New Pass would be shared with Longboat and Lido Key, Florensa said. “It looks like a smart, well thought-out plan that really boils down to recycling the sand that has been here and doesn’t go far,” Barwin said. Barwin hopes the five-year, sand-renourishment plan “will someday be implemented and become a regular part of the maintenance of our natural resources.”

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A scheduling conflict between the city’s performing-arts hall and Sarasota’s only professional ballet company led to a canceled performance in April 2014. A scheduling conflict between the Van Wezel, the city’s only performing-arts hall, and the Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota’s only professional ballet company, forced the ballet to pass on putting on a firsttime local performance of the ballet “La Sylphide.” Mary Anne Servian, managing director of the Sarasota Ballet, had secured permission from famed Danish choreographer Johan Kobborg to put on a performance of “La Sylphide.” But, in January, when she tried secure dates at the Van Wezel for April 2014, she discovered the Sarasota Orchestra had already booked two of the four requested days. The Van Wezel is the only local venue large enough to put on the ballet performance. “The scale of (‘La Sylphide’) is big — it’s a full-length ballet, just like ‘The Nutcracker,’” Servian said. The scheduling conflict worried Servian because she felt it represented the difficulty of trying to reserve a couple of days at the hall, which is city-run and hosts a mix of Broadway shows and national performers, along with local performances. Servian wants Van Wezel organizers and schedulers to try harder to accommodate local performances. “It has been difficult, especially during season,” Servian said.

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Mary Bensel, executive director of the Van Wezel, said the issue was simple: The ballet wanted to reserve the hall for days that were already taken. “I have a long history with the ballet,” Bensel said. “It’s not like we decided we wouldn’t rent to the ballet. This is something that happens every day. We get people who call for dates, and we don’t have them.” Servian met with City Manager Tom Barwin March 5 to discuss what she perceived as more than an isolated scheduling conflict. Servian thinks it has become increasingly difficult to set aside future dates because the Van Wezel prioritizes scheduling Broadway shows and other larger performances. Barwin suggested that advanced planning may offer a solution to scheduling woes. “We’re encouraging each of these magnificent organizations to continue to collaborate as much as possible,” Barwin said. Barwin said, ideally, the ballet and the Van Wezel will schedule as early as five years in advance. Bensel, however, said it would be impossible for a performing-arts hall that schedules up to 150 shows a year to accomplish such advanced planning. For the 2010-2011 budget year, com-

missioners ended a city general-fund subsidy that kept the hall operating. Bensel must maintain a balance, booking big performances and Broadway shows that bring in the revenue to keep the hall in the black. But Bensel said she also strives to leave open dates for local users, such as the ballet and orchestra and the Ringling College Library Association for its Town Hall lecture series. During peak winter season, for instance, the Van Wezel sets aside 50% of all weekends for local renters, Bensel said. “That is news to me, that they set aside half of the weekends for local art organizations,” Servian said. Barwin said he understands the complexity of keeping the hall in the black. “The City Commission made the pretty clear requirement that the hall be run in a self-sufficient manner in which it is not subsidized,” Barwin said. Barwin said he wants to see the hall bring in large-scale shows, such as “the Phantom of the Opera,” which, according to Bensel, run several weeks and pack the house. Bensel agreed to remain flexible in booking local organizations, when she could. “We have to keep working at it,” Servian said. “It requires more conversation and a sit-down.”

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Benderson plans Village construction The developer has started the permitting process to renovate a building on Ocean Boulevard.

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The project will add a modern feel to First Street, and house three single-floor condos and 3,200 square feet of commercial space. A 5,000-square-foot rectangle of downtown land on First Street, across from Whole Foods, is slated to become a fourstory, mixed-use project. Giovanni Migliorini, co-owner of Main Street restaurants Café Epicure and Mediterraneo Restaurant, plans to construct a building at 1458 First St., which is currently the site of a fenced parking lot. Migliorini calls the building’s design “streamlined and minimalistic.” “It is a clean building,” Migliorini said, “with a lot of glass, steel and concrete.” The first floor will feature 3,200 square feet of commercial space. Migliorini said his plan is to lease the first floor to a restaurant tenant, although he says retail is also a possible use. The front of the first floor was set back to allow for patio space facing First Street. “I pushed the wall inside so there would be a dining area, similar to Selva (Grill),” Migliorini said. The next three floors will be single-floor, 2,200 square feet condo units. The condos will not be listed for sale. Migliorini will occupy one of the units, and his business partner will occupy another unit. It is not known who will occupy the third unit. Migliorini is applying for a building permit with the city and hopes to break ground in early summer. He estimates the project will take eight months to construct. Once construction is complete, Migliorini will be moving from Sapphire Shores to his new downtown condo building. “I love the location,” Migliorini said. Migliorini’s Beans & Machines LLC purchased the land in July 2011 for $405,000.

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+ Commissioners approve North Trail overlay In a 3-2 vote Monday, April 1, city commissioners approved an amended proposal for a North Trail Overlay District (NTOD). The approved proposal diluted an original NTOD initiative. Voicing concern about “intrusive” developments being built under new guidelines, City Commissioner Terry Turner proposed an amendment that altered the way developments are approved under the proposal. Under Turner’s amendment, the planning board retains final approval on projects — as opposed to city staff having final say on developments on the North Trail. Commissioners approved the amendment 3-2. City planners, property and business

owners and nearby residents spent the past three years working on the North Trail Overlay District (NTOD) during a series of meetings. The opt-in overlay district is intended to attract long-planned redevelopment while addressing the concerns of the surrounding neighborhoods. The approved version of the plan includes the following major changes: • A one-story increase in building height would be allowed in most areas; • Buildings must be set closer to the street with parking in back or on the side; • Provide regulations for setbacks and daylight plane. Mayor Suzanne Atwell and Commissioners Paul Caragiulo and Shannon Snyder voted to approve the NTOD.

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The Siesta Key Village Association met Tuesday, April 2, for its monthly meeting at Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar. • Topics included the Siesta Key beach improvement project; the forthcoming Siesta Fiesta and a workshop Village Association members are planning for the

input about a zoning change proposed to open a bar and nightclub at the Hub. The Hub Pub would be located on the corner of Second Street and Goodrich Avenue and operate from 11 a.m. through 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to midnight Sundays. The city would also have to grant a variance for the bar to operate within 500 feet of a house of worship for the nighclub to begin operations.

+ Public invited to meet deputy chief candidates Six candidates vying for the deputy chief position with the Sarasota Police Department will attend an informal meet-

ing for the public Friday, April 5, at the police station. Four candidates are from outside the department, while Det. Jack Carter and Capt. Paul Sutton are currently serving in internal positions. Sutton served as acting police chief for a month before Chief Bernadette DiPino was sworn in January. The four external candidates include: • Michael Maniago, chief of police, Torrington Police Department • Steve Moyer, security and guest services director, University of Maryland Medical Center • Lee Spector, assistant professor of criminal justice management, Union University and Institute

It’s not every day the internationally known Big Boss of one of the world’s most influential advocacy organizations comes to Sarasota and proclaims that its regional director here is “the best.” It happened last week. Before David Harris, executive director of the New York-based American Jewish Committee, addressed attendees March 28 at an AJC West Coast Florida luncheon at the Sarasota Yacht Club, he joked about the organization’s “shy, reclusive” regional director, Brian Lipton. “We’re still trying to get him out of his shell,” Harris said, to the laughter of the audience. Those who know Lipton, who is based in Sarasota, know he is anything but shy and reclusive, especially when he’s behind a microphone and in front of an audience. Harris told his listeners that when AJC decided to open its regional office in the 1980s in Sarasota, covering Florida from Orlando to Tampa to Naples, it was a gamble. “It has worked spectacularly well,” Harris said. And, “Brian’s the best.” As further proof, Lipton is taking on additional responsibilities as AJC’s liaison to the AJC Adenauer Exchange Institute in Berlin. For the past 33 years, AJC and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation have • Milton Wiener, internal affairs investigator, Palm Beach County Sheriff

+ Federal spending freeze touches tax dollars The fiscal earnings of record year for tourism in Sarasota County will be slightly muted by a landmark budget debate in Congress. The county must cover a roughly $92,000 budget shortfall for the 2013

Brian Lipton, AJC West Coast Florida regional director operated an exchange program that sends Jewish Americans to Germany for a week to engage German political and civic leaders in discussions regarding German-Israel relations, the threat of anti-Semitism and U.S.-Germany relations. German participants travel to New York, Washington and other cities for similar conversations. Lipton will be in Berlin this month. In June, Lipton will return to Berlin to participate in AJC’s Third Generation Initiative. He will take 10 Jewish grandchildren of Holocaust survivors to meet with 10 non-Jewish Germans in their late 20s and 30s whose grandparents were in the German Army in World War II. “It’s a tremendous opportunity,” Lipton said. “I’m really excited to be able to continue AJC’s work, not only regionally, but on an international scope.” fiscal year due to the automatic cuts in federal spending — or the sequestration. Nearly $40,000 will come from tourist development taxes, according to an email from Chief Financial Planning Director Steve Botelho to county commissioners. The county must allocate $39,887 to replace federal subsidies on bonds out of the fund, which short-term rental properties fund through levies. Revenues from utility system funds will cover the remaining deficit.

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At the Sarasota City Commission meeting Monday, April 1 commissioners: • Approved a status report on a Main Street improvement project and First Street Improvements. • Approved a request to install blue LED lights on the John Ringling Causeway. “I am very excited about it,” said Mayor Suzanne Atwell. “It is going to be gorgeous. I can’t wait to see it at night.” Representatives at Evolucia, a local LED lighting manufacturer, said the company is willing to donate the lighting. The next City Commission meeting will be held at 2:30 and 6 p.m. Monday, April 15, City Commission Chambers, 1565 First St., Sarasota.

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end of April to address code enforcement in the island’s commercial district. • Village Association President Russell Matthes announced the return of island code-enforcement officer John Lally. Siesta will again have a full-time officer, along with overtime help from officer Kevin Burns. • Sarasota County is pursuing reimbursement from a driver who crashed into a Village light pole — which is currently “missing in action,” said Mark Smith, Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce chairman Mark Smith,. • An dumpster in the municipal parking lot that was overflowing by at least 4 feet was discovered April 2. Helene Hyland told Village Association members an investigation showed signs of restaurant trash, which is not allowed in the large green receptacle. The county is required to put a fence around the dumpster to comply with Siesta Key Overlay District regulations. • Siesta Key Association Vice President Peter van Roekens gathered the names of volunteers to sell T-shirts at the 40th annual Siesta Fiesta. Volunteers will have roughly 288 shirts to sell for $15 each.

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Property owner proposes DID expansion to Burns Square

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Sharon Katzman thinks Burns Square looks pretty good. But she thinks better landscaping and improved lighting — and “better cohesion and connection to downtown” — will make it even more of a destination for residents and tourists. Katzman, owner of IOPTICS Eyewear in Burns Court, is spearheading a preliminary effort to expand the Downtown Improvement District (DID) to include Burns Square. If the plan gains momentum, Burns Square would become a part of the taxing district that now stretches north to south from Second Street to Ringling Boulevard and west to east from Palm Avenue to Goodrich Avenue. If the expansion were to occur, property owners in Burns Square would be taxed an additional 2 mills to fund maintenance, capital improvements and other area improvements in the historic commercial district south of Main Street. As a result of the new tax, property owners in Burns Square would pay a collective $114,312 a year that would go toward upgrades such as improving a crosswalk on Orange Avenue; adding lush landscaping to the area; or bringing a streetcar stop to the neighborhood — if the city eventually brings a streetcar to Sarasota. Thus far, Katzman has sent surveys to 10 property owners, of more than 50 total owners in Burns Square, to get initial feedback on where improvements are needed in the area and how people feel about the concept of an improvement district. The City Commission would have to approve the DID expansion before it takes effect. Several property owners said they did not yet know enough about the tax-district proposal to weigh in, but some speculate it could be a good thing for business. Leanne Swor, owner of L. Boutique and president of the recently formed Burns Court Neighborhood Association, said she would like to see more details about the financial cost. “As a property owner, I’d like to know what the tax would add to my tax bill and what the benefits would be,” Swor said. As far as potential area improvements,

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Possible improvements could include better crosswalks, sidewalks and landscaping in Burns Square.

such as better lighting and sidewalks and improved landscaping, Swor said it would be a plus for the district. She’d also like to know whether her fellow property owners support the measure, and she has concerns about timing in a tough economy. Dan Bailey, a partner at the law firm of Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen, also heard about the possible district expansion but didn’t know the specifics. “The train hasn’t left the station yet,” Bailey said. Bailey did say the Downtown Improvement District was a good model and said he could see some benefit of an expanded district that included Burns Square. As part of the next step, however, Bailey would like to see a cost-benefit analysis. In addition to creating a funding source for area-specific projects, the expansion would also clear the way for a Burns Square property owner to sit on the Downtown Improvement District board and, thus, have a say in downtown projects. “I see this as something vital and necessary for us,” Katzman said. “It will not take away from our uniqueness. But, it will enhance the connectivity to the rest of downtown.”

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State Street Eating House to expand, focus on service Following a successful first year, the restaurant will add additional seating and a lounge area, but its owners say they won’t lose sight of the atmosphere customers have come to love. Christian Hershman wipes his brow and takes a seat near the bar at State Street Eatery. The restaurant is closed, and the co-owner and chef has just finished moving an industrial oven in preparation for the bar’s upcoming expansion into the space next door — but Hershman prefers to call it an “extension.” “We’re not so much expanding as we are extending the services we already offer,” he says. “We’ve been fortunate to be successful here, and that’s resulted in long wait times for our customers. Our hope is that this will give them a nice place to wait, if that’s the case.” Hershman and partners Kirk and Chris Voelker opened the restaurant last year. State Street’s urban-chic vibe is created in part by its stripped-down décor, including a concrete bar top and exposed rafters; its craft cocktails, which are mixed with house-made ingredients; and its hip staff, who serves up dishes and cocktails with a sense of style. This combination of elements has secured the eatery’s spot in downtown Sarasota. The Voelkers own the downtown space, which The Old Heidelberg Pastry Shop previously occupied. When the Heidelberg closed, Chris Voelker began working with Hershman, an established chef and caterer, to develop a restaurant and bar with a vintage atmosphere. “It’s been great,” says Chris Voelker. “We’ve evolved, and we have a big mix of customers. There’s a great ambience, and Christian has a real vision for creating dishes. Our success has been the result of

a combination of a lot of things.” Now, a year later, the establishment is ready to grow. Hershman is cautious when speaking about the extension, because he largely credits the eatery’s success to its intimate size and throwback sensibility. “We’re not a 150-seat restaurant,” he says. “We’re a small, intimate, urban space, and that’s rare, especially downtown. I think that has a lot to do with our success, and we’re cognitive of that with this extension.” The extra space will help State Street retain many of the customers who want to stop in for a drink, but are unable to find a seat. Even so, Hershman says he’s found people are willing to wait. “I’m still surprised when people are willing to wait 45 minutes or an hour,” he says. “The expansion is important, because it’s a quick way to say thank you and provide them with a more defined, pleasurable place to wait.” Specific details of the expansion are forthcoming, pending approval from the city, but the basic idea is to offer customers a comfortable place to wait or just enjoy a cocktail. Preliminary design plans include adding additional tables and bar seating, as well as a lounge area with couches, where customers can enjoy light-menu items. State Street will also offer throwback services, such as shoe shining during the day. The owners have applied for a major conditional use permit through the city and will host a community workshop April 11, before presenting the plans to city commissioners in July. Hershman says they hope to have the new space open by early August.

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Watchdog for human rights “Iran. Iran. Iran. Wake up, world. Wake energy independence in the United States walked into a stall in a men’s room. up, world.” and Israel a top priority. “David Harris … I feel you are Jewish,” David Harris, executive director of the “What does energy independence have said the note. “My family is Refuseniks.” American Jewish Committee, is describing to do with Jews?” Harris said. “This has (Soviet Jews denied emigration.) how he has spent the past 15 years circling been our biggest Achilles heel.” While in Moscow, Harris visited synathe globe; sitting face to face, looking eye to For 40 years, western petrol dollars have gogues and made Jewish acquaintances to eye with the world’s most powerful heads financed the Islamic jihad. It’s shameful, learn about Jewish life. When he asked the of state; delivering the message incessantly Harris says, how U.S. politicians in that girl why she thought he was Jewish, she and emphatically: Iran told him no parents would cannot have WMDs. ever dare name their son “This is numero uno,” “David” — unless they were Harris said last week after Jewish. addressing a luncheon of Not long after, two uniAJC’s West Coast Florida formed soldiers nabbed chapter at the Sarasota Harris on the street and put Yacht Club. “Imagine Bin him under hotel arrest for Laden with a dirty bomb. three days and two nights. We would have been in The Russians expelled him to a totally different world Helsinki, and as he left, they then. The marriage of told him don’t try to return. radical Islam and WMDs — “I was on fire,” Harris that’s the world we cannot recalls. “Very inspired. I felt I let materialize.” had become a lifeline.” From the United States Harris joined the Hebrew to Great Britain and Immigrant Aid Society in Canada; from China to Rome and worked four years Russia, India, Germany helping Jews leave the Soviet and France; from Japan Union legally. In 1979, he to Brazil, Saudia Arabia, joined AJC. He wanted to Egypt, Pakistan, you name influence world policy. it, the heads of state in the Rachel O’Hara Tolerance or terrorism? highest offices know the David Harris: “The real test of Islam is how it treats its Christian minorities. In spite of his message of name and know the man: optimism to his Sarasota David Harris. audience, in a post-lunch interview, Harris time have been unable to merge in comHe is arguably the world’s most influenframed the state of the world as “much mon purpose to achieve domestically protial advocate for the world’s Jews and the messier” than when he became AJC’s exduced energy independence. “Forty years state of Israel and for worldwide human ecutive director in 1990. rights. He is a modern-day missionary who, later, we are finally starting to see.” As he Then, he says, the world was “uni-polar,” puts it: “The more we devalue Arab oil, the like early prophets, tirelessly and couramore we can change the balance of power.” no longer the bi-polar Cold War world of geously spreads the word. Harris and AJC, the two super powers. In the past 10 years, he says, “cannot remain silent in the face of Roots of passion: persecution however, the world has become increasinjustice. We need to stand up and deBorn in California, Harris attributes his ingly “multi-polar,” Harris says. fend democracy. We are heirs of prophetic passion for AJC’s mission to his parents and While the United States is still the super tradition, a link in a chain that goes back wife, all persecuted Jews. power, “its strength is declining,” especially thousands of years.” His mother, Nelly, and her family were economically, Harris says. Power is more For Sarasota-Manatee’s Jewish residents, among the last Jewish families to leave distributed. China continues to emerge. hosting Harris is almost akin to hosting a Russia legally in 1929, escaping Stalin. “Venezuela has been punching above its secretary of state. AJC is a powerful dipThe family traded its Moscow apartment weight, and Iran thinks it can win in the lomatic force. It has 26 U.S. offices and 41 for passports to go to Paris. For the next boxing ring with the U.S. because it has international posts and affiliates. When decade, they encountered anti-Jewish and energy.” And then you have the European a threat, injustice or attack affects Jews, anti-Russian sentiment in France. Union and BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, the state of Israel or persecuted innocents And then in 1941, after a year of hiding China and South Africa). “They all can crearound the world, Harris quickly hopfrom the Nazis, Harris’ mother’s family obate their own blocs,” Harris says. scotches the world, imploring world leadtained visas from a Pennsylvania congressAdd to that wars are now asymmetrical ers to right wrongs. When the Palestinians man to come to the United States. “They — no longer two uniformed enemies easy sought statehood from the United Nations arrived with nothing,” Harris says. “For to identify. “The terrorists are always probin 2011, Harris and his AJC associates held them, the meaning of the Statue of Liberty ing at your weak points,” Harris says. “They 350 meetings in 100 nations, advocating and America is something far deeper and don’t have to go into the boxing ring.” defeat of the move. profound than for those who are born Asked what he sees arising in this global, Harris and his associates are able to do here.” asymmetrical cauldron, Harris says the this in large part because of the more than Harris’ father, Eric, was a science prodigy. future is unfolding now in the Islamic$30 million a year that comes from worldHis parents sent him from Berlin to Vienna Muslim states. wide donors, many of them in Sarasota in 1933 for safety. When he was 16, one of “Samuel Huntington wrote ‘The Clash and Manatee counties. Two weeks ago, for his projects was working on the synthesis of Civilizations and the Remaking of World instance, the Benderson family contribOrder.’ The real clash is within civilizauted $100,000 to AJC in honor of its current of the heavy hydrogen atom — a precursor to the hydrogen bomb. One day in tions,” Harris says. regional president, Ann Virag. 1938, after the Nazis took over Austria, they Who will emerge to define Islam? Will its So when Harris visits Sarasota, he draws expelled Harris’ father from his university. Muslim leaders permit tolerant and pluthe faithful. They are always eager to hear They detained him until 4 a.m. He spent ralistic societies? Or will it be the Taliban, his take on the future of Israel and world the night and early morning hours forced Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah or the next Bin Laden? order. to shine the boots of Nazi officers. “Christians have enormous challenges in Reasons for optimism Harris’ father made it to France, and in these countries,” Harris says. “The Jews are Harris couched his remarks last week in a 1940 volunteered for the French army. He gone. The real litmus test of Islam is how it framework of optimism. ended up in the French Foreign Legion treats its Christian minorities.” “Why am I an optimist?” he asked. in Algeria, later to be held three years in a And we’re seeing it: Coptic Christians “Because I have witnessed in my lifetime Vichy labor camp, mining coal. Harris says persecuted in Egypt. Chaldean Christians Jewish renewal, redemption and renaishis father eventually escaped and hooked leaving Iraq. An American Christian pastor sance … On the 65th anniversary of the up briefly with the U.S. Office of Strategic imprisoned in Iran. Harris ticks off other re-establishment of the state of Israel, it’s a Services, precursor to the CIA. countries where Christian minorities are cause for unadulterated joy. Harris’ wife, Giulietta, is an Arab Jew increasingly pressured or tormented — “Here’s the good news,” he said: born in Libya. He calls her one of the “ForAlgeria, Nigeria, Lebanon, Pakistan. • “No threat — not from Iran, not from gotten Jews” of North Africa. During the “For all of us, these stakes are huge,” he Hezbollah — is going to defeat the state of Six-Day War in 1967, Arabs in Libya turned says. Israel. their aggression on the Jews there. But an What should the United States do? • “Israel will continue to be a global Arab man hid for six days 10 Jews, includ“If I were running for office, I would say leader in entrepreneurship. ing Harris’ wife’s family. To this day, Harris America needs to restore its strength and • “Israel is on the verge of energy indesays, the man who saved his wife’s family confidence,” Harris says. “We have to get pendence. cloaks his identity for fear of reprisal. beyond the zero-sum games too many • “Israel may one day become an alterWhile the stories of Harris’ family mempoliticians are fighting, and there needs to nate to the Suez Canal to get to the Red bers continue to motivate him, his passion be a spirit of common purpose and comSea.” also comes from his own experience in the promise. Those are not dirty words. 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“We had a reasonable project (in Walmart), and we had vitality, and now we’re going to have a fence,” said Myron Nickel, a resident of Terrace Gardens, who spoke in favor of the Walmart proposal at City Commission meetings. Nickel blamed members of the Alta Vista Neighborhood Association for fighting the Walmart proposal. “There’s not a lot out there our neighborhood can do about the fence,” said Alta Vista Neighborhood Association President Candy Spaulding. Ringling Gardens and Terrace Gardens, neighborhoods that surround the property, are small and haven’t had active citizen groups, Spaulding said. “It’s private property; they don’t have to abide by what their neighbors are thinking,” Nickel said about the shopping center. On Wednesday, April 3, the day after contractor Florida Fence finished part of the fence, tenants discovered anti-WalMart graffiti spray painted in neon orange on a white truck in the parking lot. On each side of the truck, vandals wrote a profanity directed at Wal-Mart. The plaza’s property manager and leasing agent Oakmont Capital Resources could not be reached for comment for this story. — City Editor Roger Drouin contributed to this story. Com

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2:31 a.m. — 5200 block of Ocean Boulevard. Battery. Deputies observed the first man punch the second man in the face in front of a pizza restaurant. The first man then punched the second man’s friend. The man told deputies he was acting in selfdefense.

6 p.m. — 600 block of Tropical Circle. Suspicious Incident. Two families informed a property owner on separate occasions that they had rented his home from a man named John Rice for spring break. The man told them he had never heard of John Rice. Deputies could not determine John Rice’s identity or whereabouts, or how much the families paid.

SLIP OF THE FOOT 5:34 p.m. — 5800 block of Midnight Pass Road. Vehicle Crash. A driver told a Florida Highway Patrol officer she crashed into another vehicle because her foot slipped off the brake pedal. Both vehicles were traveling 5 miles per hour in heavy traffic.

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MARCH 23 LAUNDRY LIST OF PROBLEMS 9 p.m. — 1200 block of Shade Avenue. Burglary of a Vehicle. A woman told police her medication was missing from her car. She said she keeps it in a laundry basket in her vehicle because she is distrustful of her roommates. discovering marijuana cigarettes in a jar in his pocket. The man told police it was a legal, synthetic substitute for the illegal drug.

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March 27

8 a.m. — 300 block of Orange Avenue. Possession of a Controlled Substance. Police arrested a man for a parole violation after

2:13 p.m. — 5300 block of Ocean Boulevard. Disturbance. A hotel worker com-

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A HOUSE DIVIDED 6:23 p.m. — 900 block of Beach Road. Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. A man and his father-in-law began arguing about politics while driving to a wedding. The man pulled out a pocketknife and told his fatherin-law he would cut his throat. Wedding guests tried to intervene, which made the man angrier. The man’s son was in the backseat and declined to give a written statement.

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Riverview High junior Richie James leads the Rams to a second-place finish at the Sarasota County Championships. PAGE 17A

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By Jen Blanco | Sports Editor

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Sarasota High sprinter Jammeria Higdon crossed the finish line in 12.84 to win the 100meter dash at the Third Annual Marcus Freeman Memorial Invitational March 28.

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Taylor Briggs and Ryan Wenger combined for a no-hitter to lead Sarasota Christian to a 12-0 victory over district rival Keswick Christian April 1.

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Michael Howard, a 2011 graduate of Cardinal Mooney, made the Florida State University football team as a walkon. The former defensive lineman will be handling the longsnapping duties for the Seminoles.

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The Riverview High softball team went 3-1 to win the consolation title in the Gold Bracket of the Kissimmee Klassic Softball Tournament March 28 through March 30.

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The Outof-Door Academy sophomore Tre Gregory cleared 13-00, and senior Ashtin Frank cleared 9-00 to win the boys and girls pole vault titles, respectively, at the Sarasota County Championships March 26.

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organ Woods’ approach is unlike any other. From the moment The Out-of-Door Academy sophomore steps onto the court, her thoughts drift to her teammates. Whether it’s rising to the occasion and taking on a more challenging opponent or stepping back and letting her doubles partner, perhaps a teammate with whom she rarely has the opportunity to play, control the net, Woods’s focus never waivers. “I always ask, ‘How is the team doing as a whole?’” Woods says. “That’s how I approach the court.” In a sport that embodies individual accolades, Woods’s willingness to let the team’s success dictate her own success is truly unique. And, her teammates have bought into the idea, as well. ODA’s unique approach to the court paid off this season, as the Lady Thunder finished the regular season undefeated for the first time in school history. “This is hands-down the strongest team I’ve ever coached,” coach Noel Dougherty says. “They also are the most unified one. It’s rare that those two things go handin-hand. It’s abnormal that with their (talent level), they are able to function so well together.”

QUIET CONFIDENCE

The Lady Thunder (10-0) began their season Feb. 5 and, since then, the team has refused to lose sight of what lies ahead. With the return of three-time Class 1A state champion and University of South Carolina commit Caroline Dailey, who took last season off to focus on junior tennis, and individual district champions

Maria Ross played No. 1 singles for ODA during its final match against Lakewood Ranch March 26. Courtesy photo

The Out-of-Door Academy girls tennis team defeated Lakewood Ranch 6-1 March 26, finishing the regular season undefeated for the first time in the school’s history.

2012-13 ODA Girls Tennis Roster Caroline Dailey Maria Ross Alana Sherman M’Balia Bangoura Morgan Woods Megan Jones Savannah Sleight Cheyenne Kerekes Charlotte Dixon Chloe Ruppert Caroline Whitten Dakotah Malisoff

Maria Ross and M’Balia Bangoura, the Lady Thunder were poised to have another successful season. But, the reality that this season would be like none other came as the wins began to pile up midseason. The girls pushed away thoughts of defending their Class 1A-District 9 championship or competing for a state title and focused on treating each individual match as if it were their last. “We just have to make sure to keep our eye on what’s important,” Cheyenne Kerekes says. Teammate Megan Jones agrees. “We want the big title, but I think we’re too shy to admit it, because we don’t want to jinx it,” Jones says. “We want to be the first team to get it at the school.” With 12 players on the roster — eight of whom play junior tennis — Dougherty was able to shuffle her players in and out of matches when necessary. At any given time, a player could find herself playing No. 4

M’Balia Bangoura, who is one of eight players on the team who plays junior tennis, return the ball back during her No. 2 singles match March 26. singles one day and No. 1 singles or doubles the next. Then, she might take the next match off to let others compete. “You have the best of the best players all coming together into a collage of one team,” Jones says. Woods agrees. “We’re so strong, I don’t think anyone would be incredibly nervous or anxious if they were a No. 3 or No. 4 player, and they play No. 1 or No. 2,” Woods says. “A lot of times those players are just as strong.” With eight players routinely competing in junior-tennis tournaments nationwide the players didn’t always have the chance to practice together. Instead, the girls relied on their individual talents and faith in each other to propel them through the season. But, although ODA has become one of the most dominate teams in the area, the Lady Thunder remain quietly confident — recognizing that something greater lies ahead. On April 1 through April 3, the Lady Thunder returned to the court

ready to defend their district title. As of press time Tuesday, the Lady Thunder had placed all five singles players — Dailey, Ross, Bangoura, Alana Sherman and Savannah Sleight — in the finals and led the tournament with 17 points. “We’re fairly humble,” Woods says. “I think it’s better to go in quietly and do what you can than to come out disappointed. This is an individual sport, but we have to remember we are a team. One of the beautiful things about this team is that we have so much potential. We haven’t reached the pinnacle yet.” Check out www.YourObserver. com to see how the Lady Thunder faired. The district champion and district runner-up will both advance to the regional tournament April 9 and April 11. Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@ yourobserver.com.

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By Jen Blanco | Sports Editor

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Wildcat surges past Tito’s

Riverview first baseman Alex Detweiler attempts to catch a Gulliver Prep base runner off of the bag.

Senior Sean Labsan earned the win on the mound for Riverview in its 5-1 victory over Gulliver Prep March 25.

Riverview junior Sam Dannheisser, makes contact midway through the Rams’ 5-1 victory over Gulliver Prep March 25.

Area teams battle for classic titles The Cardinal Mooney, Riverview and Sarasota High baseball teams were three of 24 teams from across the state that participated in the 28th annual Sarasota Baseball Classic March 25 through March 28. The Rams finished fourth in the Blue Bracket. Sarasota went 3-1, and Cardinal Mooney went 2-2. Sarasota’s Dylan White was named the Blue Bracket’s Best Hitter. Riverview’s Jared Pruett and Cardinal Mooney’s Austin Bingham were named to the All-Tournament team.

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Senior Pat Heuler opened the tournament on the mound for Cardinal Mooney.

Nicolai Galindo scored four goals to lead Wildcat to an 11-8 victory over Tito’s in the USPA R.A.U. Final of the All Children’s Hospital Guild Cup March 31. Ryan Gilbertson and Eddy Martinez each added three goals for Wildcat. Steve Krueger scored three goals, and Alex Gooding scored two goals to lead the way for Tito’s. Teams will close out the polo season at 1 p.m. April 7, in the Maduro Cigar and Diamond Vault Cup.

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+ Lady Rams race to county title The Riverview High girls track team scored 229 points to win the Sarasota County Championship March 26, at The Out-of-Door Academy. Sarasota finished thirdfollowed by ODA (fifth), Cardinal Mooney (sixth), Booker (seventh) and Sarasota Christian (eighth). On the boys side, the Rams

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Football fans can expect blood, sweat and a healthy dose of irony as Ringling College and New College of Florida clash in the tiebreaking game of the schools’ bitter flag-football rivalry. lorida Gulf Coast University took the country by surprise last month, when its basketball team turned Fort Myers into “Dunk City.” But, New College of Florida and Ringling College students are ready to prove that FGCU isn’t the only small Florida school that shouldn’t be underestimated, as the two colleges face off in the tiebreaking game of their five-year-long flagfootball rivalry. A few weeks before the game, the team captains, Michael Long, of New College, and Hunter Thompson, of Ringling College Art and Design, sit and survey the New College of Florida athletic field from a bleacher seat along the sidelines. The two men are in good spirits as they make small talk, but as the conversation drifts to the upcoming flag-football showdown, the two juniors can’t resist engaging in a little friendly smack-talk. “Ringling College has incredibly hardworking students,” says Thompson. “New College is full of a bunch of hippies who can’t play ball.”

Long doesn’t miss a beat, and he quickly retorts. “Well, you can all paint about your feelings when you lose,” he says with a laugh. This Sunday, April 7, 12 students from each college will trade out their TOMS for cleats as the two schools go head-to-head in the Sarasota Showdown: the tiebreaking game of their bitter flag-football rivalry, which they’re billing as “the most ironic sporting event in history.” Started five years ago, the game highlights one of the lesser-known, but every bit as heated, rivalries in college sports: the self-described “deep-thinking hippies” of New College of Florida and the “starving artists” of Ringling College. Long acknowledges the tongue-incheek nature of game, and though the respective student bodies are known more for their thesis writing and animation skills than for their 20-yardshuttle times, he says the actual game will be hard-fought. After all, there’s a lot on the line. In addition to settling the 2-2 tie and

earning bragging rights for the year, the well-being of the school presidents is at stake. The losing team’s college president will be submersed in a dunk tank immediately following the game. After facing off against each other multiple times in the yearly game, juniors Long and Thompson have developed a friendship. They decided this year’s game deserved more attention. They wanted to draw a larger crowd of students and spectators, and they decided to donate the proceeds from admission price and jersey sales to the American Cancer Society. Starting in December, the two set out to generate more buzz for the game, and getting the presidents on board was crucial. The son of Ringling President Dr. Larry Thompson, Hunter Thompson says he pitched the dunk-tank idea to his father. “I don’t know whose idea it was,” says Larry Thompson, “but Hunter kindly volunteered me. I thought, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’ I just told him he had to assure me that Ringling’s going to win.” With Thompson on board, Long set out to recruit New College President Dr. Donal O’Shea — at his inauguration ball.

“I kind of cornered him,” says Long with a laugh. After some convincing from Long and Larry Thompson, Long and Hunter Thompson sealed the deal with a handshake. In preparation for the game, the two teams are selling jerseys, recruiting cheerleaders and even holding a spirit week, complete with a press conference. They secured a sponsorship from Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, and Growler’s Pub is even offering a $5 tab to each player of the winning team. Whatever the outcome of the game, students and faculty agree the event will continue to foster the relationship between the two schools. “Dr. O’Shea and I are both big believers in stronger collaborations between our institutions,” says Larry Thompson. “We want to get much closer.” Hunter Thompson agrees. “It’s a good way to have fun and support our schools without having to wear a bowtie,” says Thompson. “Our colleges are so close to each other and have such similar cultures, but we don’t interact all that much. It’s a way to connect with and meet other students.”


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Hailey Fritschle and her sister, Diana, at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church annual hunt March 30 Above: Colin Rudisell puts an Easter basket on his head during Granny Goose’s storytime at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church’s Easter egg hunt March 30. Right: A festive decoration at the Church of the Incarnation Easter celebration.

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Kindness Starts with Me Mayor Suzanne Atwell honored Alta Vista Elementary students for their commitment to kindness Wednesday, April 3, at Selby Public Library. Children created kindness quilts comprised of 300 individual portraits of kindness, which will be on display during the month of April. Linda Commito, author of “Love is the New Currency,� coordinated the “Kindness Starts with Me� program at Alta Vista, which instills in children values of empathy, responsibility, trust and the importance of family and the community. “Our students have become noticeably kinder in their thought processes, and we’re seeing a higher level of respect and caring about what’s going on in their classrooms and in the school,� says Principal Dr. Barbara Shirley.

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Ringling College of Art and Design awarded Cardinal Mooney senior Kyle W. Leicht its Presidential Scholarship. Ringling chose Leicht from a pool of 1,500 applicants to receive the $80,000 scholarship, the largest merit scholarship Ringling offers. Art teacher Fran Topp said she noticed Leicht’s talent his sophomore year and that he is an outstanding student in computer graphic design and traditional drawing and painting.

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MOMENTS IN TIME The Observer takes a look back at this week in Sarasota's history.

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Metro Park, formerly known as the APAC Pits, according to the April 3, 1997, issue of the Pelican Press. The 600-acre metropolitan park was said to have great fishing and hiking. Today the park is known as Nathan Benderson Park and is located at 2500 N. Honore Ave. It has become a well-known recreational venue providing the public access to several lakes for non-motorized boating, fishing, bird-watching and related activities. It’s also home to a world-class rowing facility.

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By Adam Hughes | Research Editor

Home in Paradise Shores sells for $1,725,000 The following residential real-estate transactions took place between March 18 and March 22. A home in Paradise Shores tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Ladd and M. Frances Baumann sold their home at 2040 Oriole Drive to Carina Rice, trustee, of Sewickley, Pa., for $1,725,000. Built in 1952, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,239 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $2.5 million in 2008.

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George and Ellen Colliard, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1654 Landings Blvd. to John Alogna and Carol Cotner, trustees, of Sarasota, for $1,225,000. Built in 1989, it has five bedrooms, seven baths, a pool and 6,537 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,195,000 in 1999.

1350 Main

Irv Edwards and Kevin Rosen sold their Unit 1701 condominium at 1350 Main St. to Stanford Reinisch and Carol DeChant, of Ocean Ridge, for $840,000. Built in 2007, it has two bedrooms, two baths, one halfbath and 2,216 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $970,000 in 2007. Robert Neal, trustee, sold the Unit 1504 condominium at 1350 Main St. to RKK Sarasota Real Estate LLC for $633,000. Built in 2007, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,336 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $600,000 in 2008.

Sarasota Bay Club

Sarasota Bay Club LLC sold the Unit 813 condominium at 1301 N. Tamiami Trail to Alan and Beverly Fendrick, of Sarasota, for $821,000. Built in 2000, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,772 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $975,000 in 2007.

This home in at 2040 Oriole Drive, which has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,239 square feet of living area, sold for $1.725 million.

Sarasota Bay Club LLC sold the Unit 507 condominium at 1301 N. Tamiami Trail to Jacqueline Seaman, of Sarasota, for $555,000. Built in 2000, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,546 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $436,000 in 2000. Sarasota Bay Club LLC sold the Unit 611 condominium at 1301 Tamiami Trail to Nancy Hall, of Sarasota, for $525,000. Built in 2000, it has one bedroom, one bath, one half-bath and 1,170 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $322,500 in 2000.

it has three bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 2,812 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $625,000 in 2011.

rooms, two baths and 1,523 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $166,000 in 2000.

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Forest Lakes Country Club Estates

Granville Crabtree Jr., trustee, sold the Unit 12 condominium at 924 Blvd. of the Arts to Debra Ahmari, of Sarasota, for $645,000. Built in 1982, it has three bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath and 2,037 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $800,000 in 2005.

James and Barbara Price, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1916 Brookhaven Drive to William Bornholtz and Kathleen Kalchbrenner, of Osprey, for $305,000. Built in 1972, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,076 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $335,000 in 2005.

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Daniel Jordan and Darcey Timmerman, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1607 Pine Bay Drive to Mary Guyton, of Nokomis, for $419,000. Built in 1960, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,158 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $335,000 in 2003.

Gerald and Barbara Kabobel, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1847 Nautilus Drive to David and Sandra Hoing, of Sarasota, for $261,000. Built in 1969, it has three bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath, a pool and 2,025 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $111,000 in 1992.

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Michael Jolly, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the home at 1940 Alta Vista St. to Amir and Julie Guirguis, of Sarasota, for $390,000. Built in 1940, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,283 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $500,000 in 2004.

River Forest

Thomas Stone, of Naples, sold his home at 1713 North Drive to Phyllis Pare, of Sarasota, for $820,000. Built in 1981, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 3,227 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $359,000 in 1998.

Bonus Properties Inc. sold the home at 5240 Carmilfra Drive to Menashe Murad, Wendy Murad, Eliahou Murad and Valentine Murad, of Ridgefield, Conn., for $320,000. Built in 1962, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,615 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $565,000 in 2006.

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Gena Mollica, trustee, of Austin, Texas, sold the home at 1717 Spring Creek Drive to Michael and Laurie Harrison, of Potomac, Md., for $750,000. Built in 1963,

Daniel Kelly, trustee, Janie Levis and Sally Titus sold the Unit 12 condominium at 1636 Pintail Way to Steven Neumeister and Tobi Schneider, of Waterville, Maine, for $259,000. Built in 1984, it has two bedrooms, three baths and 1,389 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $230,000 in 2002.

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Patricia Coats, of Sarasota, sold her home at 3513 S. School Ave. to Anna Stivers, of Rockville, Md., and Donna Stivers, of Rockville, Md., for $230,000. Built in 1952, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,685 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $130,500 in 2012.

Kristin Cardellio, of St. Petersburg, sold her Unit 3A condominium at 605 S. Gulfstream Ave. to Guy Tomsyck, of Houston, for $310,000. Built in 1974, it has two bed-

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6500 Midnight Pass Rd # 502 #A3975568 $699,000 Sandy and Jerry Strom

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4736 Old Stone Rd #A3975255 $399,900 Michael Bruno

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915 Beach Rd # 119 #A3973994 $325,000 June Howell

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199 Whispering Sands Dr # 304 #A3975332 $324,900 Mary Jo Violett

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TOP BUILDING PERMITS These are the largest city of Sarasota and Sarasota County building permits issued by Sarasota County and city of Sarasota for the week of March 18 through March 22, in order of dollar amounts.

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3222 S. Osprey Ave. 505 S. Orange Ave. 770 S. Palm Ave. 1774 South Drive 405 Sapphire Drive 3631 San Remo Terrace 1231 S. Orange Ave. 2206 Siesta Drive 1938 Hibiscus St. 1656 Wisconsin Lane

Remodel Renovations Windows/Doors Porch Pool Cage Mechanical Re-roof Re-roof Mechanical Mechanical

Trevor Taylor $131,000 Sami Muhtadie $61,800 $38,800 James Myers $29,750 Neil Silverberg $14,217 Jane Nutter-Johnson Audrey Campbell, trustee $13,814 $11,670 Michael Schneidermann $6,900 Carl King $6,500 Paul Van Helden $6,401 Ronelle Ashby

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653 Eagle Watch Lane 266 Lookout Point Drive 637 Tremont St. 7725 Midnight Pass Road 4335 S. Lockwood Ridge Road 1612 Pine Harrier Circle 775 Freeling Drive 5775 Benevento Drive 3449 Brookline Drive 647 Norsota Way

Addition Doors/Windows Roof Dock Addition Re-roof Pool/Spa Doors/Windows Re-roof Demolition

Alexandre Calame Ronald Westphal Kenneth Schweizer David Swalm, trustee Henry Wagler James Landry James Westman William Williams Josh Norman Eric Baird

SARASOTA COUNTY Amount $220,000 $41,283 $37,385 $35,700 $32,000 $27,673 $26,800 $23,682 $19,500 $16,500

1436 John Ringling Pkwy #A3962144 $6,995,000 Harvey & Ethel Lovelace

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-586-7390

Source: Sarasota County; city of Sarasota

859 853 And 855 Siesta Key Cir. #A3970402 $10,395,000 Karen Cash Greco

10501 Amberjack Way # 103 #A3957923 $169,900 James Litton

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-875-3699

Englewood 941-473-7750 941-822-9648

Siesta Key $4,200 941-552-4200

750 Harrington Lake N Dr # 115 #N5777377 Richard Harsh

5331 Myrtle Wood # 54 #A3975251 $174,900 Marci Mcfarland

4458 Narraganset Trl # 93A #A3975256 $80,000 Alix Wexler PA

1382 Harbor Dr #A3974757 $1,850,000 Susan Mitchell

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-780-5085

1501 Caribbean Dr #A3973984 $1,499,000 Linda Dickinson

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505 S Casey Key Rd #A347498 $1,400,000 Nancy Moore

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392 Cezanne Dr #A3972974 $1,350,000 Harvey & Ethel Lovelace

Osprey 941-349-3444 941-586-7390

271 Lookout Point Dr #A3969657 $1,299,000 Barbara E Gahry

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-586-3936

380 Bunker Hl #A3956302 $1,090,000 Betty Mullinnix & Steve Abbe

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-928-3441

546 Freeling Dr #A3971775 $980,000 Sarah Mcguire

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-809-1478

8600 Midnight Pass Rd # 602 #A3975483 $895,000 Mark McCann

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601 Longboat Club Rd # 403S #A3958183 $839,000 Judy Nimz

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1939 Grove St #A3971452 Ellen Wells

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-544-4849

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Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-350-2742

Venice $3,900 941-485-5421

2156 E Leewynn Dr #A3968800 Debbie Lane

Sarasota $2,500 941-552-4200

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

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General Merchandise

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FRONT DOOR: fiberglass, leaded glass insert, 36”x79”. Replaced by impact door. $275. 941-284-7814.

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Autos Wanted AUTOS WANTED! Let me take the hassle out of selling your car. Cash offered today! Call Mike, 941-713-2277.

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

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Furnishings SOFA AND Loveseat: Henredon. Like new. Pastel colors. $350. 941-925-7079.

Garage/Moving/Estate Sales ESTATE AUCTION ART & ANTIQUES SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH @ 1PM Inspection Sunday Day of Sale 11am-1pm The sale will be held at our Auction Gallery located on the Southwest corner of 301N & University Parkway. Quality Estate Auction Featuring: Victorian, Country, and Custom Furniture, Jewelry, Paintings & Sculptures, Pottery, Garden Art, Oriental Rugs, Stain Glass Windows, and more!! MID-CENTURY MODERN SALE IS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST AT 1PM 13% Buyer’s Premium 3% Discount for Cash or Check Elliott Bernstein Auctions AU3504 - AB2545 Gallery Phone: 941-351-3002 Photos & more: www.auctionzip.com Auctioneer ID#8290 ESTATE SALE - April 6 & 7. Noon to 4, both days at 4833 88th. St. E. in Rosedale, Lakewood Ranch. Top quality furniture including dining room, bedrooms, patio, seating, and sofa tables. Tons of decorative pieces, accessories and XMas decorations. Pictures can be seen at http://furniture.vanhowe.com (enter directly into browser). Call 755-1744 for directions.

PROM - AMAZING SELECTION OF BRAND NEW GOWNS, THIS SEASON’S STYLES AT FANTASTIC PRICES. NEW WEDDING GOWNS TOO! Designer Consigner. 941-953-5995. 3639 Bahia Vista St. (NE corner off Beneva). M-F, 11a.m.-6p.m., S-10a.m.-4p.m.

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Merchandise Wanted

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.

Homes For Sale

LONGBOAT KEY: Waterfront: 2BR/2.5BA, City/Bay Views; elevator; hardwood floors; 2200sq.ft., 2 docks, beach access. You will be Surprised!! Bank approved. $1,230,000. Brokers paid. 941-650-9761. 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

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

Pools/Spas HOT TUB seats 5, with lounger, 110 or 220 volt. Never used. Can deliver. Sacrifice $1895. 941-462-0633.

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

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Manufactured Homes BUSINESS IS BOOMING I need HELP!! PT/FT, Six Figure Potential, Training/On going Mentoring provided. Send resume to 800-814-7995 or email russ.lake@mysyncis.com 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.

Positions Wanted MATURE DOMESTIC Couple available for employment in private residence. Highly skilled, experienced, excellent references. 386-935-3032 ruthhapner@hotmail.com

Commercial Property For Rent OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE 2058 Constitution back office. 700 sq/ft. $650 month. Clean, nice. Available now. 941-923-4413.

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.

Open House LONGBOAT KEY: OPEN HOUSE. Saturday and Sunday, April 6th & 7th, 12:30-4p.m. 840 Tarawitt Dr. Waterfront: 2BR/2.5BA, City/Bay Views; elevator; hardwood floors; 2200sq.ft., 2 docks. Must see. You will be Surprised!! Bank approved. $1,230,000. Brokers paid. 941-650-9761.

Out-of-State Property PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT 3BR/2BA, Soft Contemporary Home. (8) Boat docks. Buckeye Lake Ohio. $795,000. 941-685-8892.

Real Estate Wanted WANTED LUXURY ANNUAL RENTALS For Qualified Waiting Clients

Condos/Apts. For Rent BAY VIEW: 2BR/1BA updated condo with water, sewer, cable, close to all, unfurn. 941-914-1759. 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. 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.

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 CASTEL DEL MARE: NEAR SIESTA KEY. Furnished, large garden 1BR unit with waterviews. Lanai. $1200/mo. Available immediately for 6 months. Purchase option. 847-651-1929.

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CASH FOR Old Military Items. Swords, uniforms, insignia & old guns. Call 941-416-3280.

FRENCH FLEA MARKET DAY at historic Towles Court Artist Colony. Sat. April 6th, 9a.m.-3p.m. Find incredible art, antiques, vintage clothing, jewelry, art supplies, frames and furnishings at bargain prices! Adams Lane west of 301 just south of Ringling Blvd.

USED BOOKS, LOW PRICES! Friends of Fruitville Library Bookstore Fruitville Rd Exit, 1/2 M. East of I-75 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.

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INTERVIEWING PROSPECTIVE renters for our family Gulf front home for next year’s season: 3BR/3BA, Siesta Key. 941-313-0096.

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.

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

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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.

ALBERTO’S REFINISHING Of Fine Furniture, Antiques, Gold Leaf, Cane, Rush, Upholstery. Quality Work. Call: 941-296-5427.

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

WHY BUY NEW? Refinish, restrap, resling your patio furniture. Factory Direct. Florida Patio Furniture. Cal Karen, 941-773-1713.

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

JIM ZALLER'S Carpentry & Home Repairs LLC. Carpentry, doors, door inserts and much more. Call 941-232-6744.

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Exquisite! 3 BR Gulf Front Condominium in Hidden Lagoon Beach Club

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Cell: 941-266-7292 This stunning full gulf view unit has been completely renovated with marble floors, kitchen with 7’ x 6’ stainless steel island, SubZero, Thermodor and Bosch appliances, and 9’ long breakfast bar. Hidden Lagoon offers maagied@aol.com heated pool, tennis courts, and private boardwalks to both Heron Lagoon and the beach. Enjoy the www.floridamoves/don.maag.com spectacular sunsets over Turtle Beach. The condos in Hidden Lagoon rarely come on the market - carpe’ diem! Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 5145 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota, FL 3 BR/3 Baths/2,738 Square Feet/2 Car Garage MLS# A3970909 $1,549,000 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Owned and Operated by NRT,LLC

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Siesta Key Historic Treasure on 1.5 Acres Sarasota Bayfront

#1 Agent in the Siesta Key Office for 22 years!

Originally built in 1925 by John Tuttle and lovingly expanded and updated to enhance the authentic character of this home full of Southern charm.

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Tonni Welch, Realtor

•200 feet of Bayfront (dockage for 2 boats) •50 feet on Hanson Bayou (dockage for 50+ ft boat plus a lift)

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9230 Blind PaSS rOad, SieSta Key Enjoy the splendors of paradise! Incredible package of homes available on Siesta Key! Main home is 4B/6.5BA/5CG at 8,230 sf $4,999,000. Two other guest homes reside on the property both include their own private dock and bay access and also a gulf front vacant lot. Each parcel can be sold separately if interested. $10,188,000.

6931 BOchi circle SieSta Key, Fl 34242 Siesta Key new construction. Call for rental history. Brand new walled and gated, maintenance-free community of 13 lots total with 4 completed homes on magnificent Siesta Key. Individual homes are available for sale $1,300,000-$1,490,000. Entire subdivision for sale! $13,500,000

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290 n. WaShingtOn drive lidO Key, Fl Waterfront modern day castle so luxurious no detail was overlooked. Everything from the tile roof, venetian plaster, gourmet kitchen, and your own private dock. This home has 5B/4BA +2 Half BA/ 5CG at 6,640sf.

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Judie Berger

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“Our friends and neighbors were absolutely astounded at Judie’s professionalism, creativity and knowledge of what needed to be done—from staging the house for sale to

5831 Riegels Harbor Road - $1,950,000

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

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7305 Iguana Drive - $875,000

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

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625 Tremont Street - $849,000

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

709 Treasure Boat Way - $1,595,000

Custom 4 beds/3 baths Siesta Key waterfront pool home. Exquisite appointments, large patio, and outdoor kitchen – perfect for entertaining

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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.

Pending SaleS 1829 Bougainvillea St $1,159,000

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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. 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 2 partial baths, 8,663 square feet. 2 master suites, chef’s kitchen, wine cellar, bar area, library, entertainment room, and exercise room.

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Palmetto, Island At Riviera Dunes. $1,295,000 4/4 Sarasota, Phillippi Landings. $1,198,000. Sarasotaís best boutique luxury top floor penthouse on market! MLS#A3963409 Dyrk Dahl 941-366-8070 MLS#A3969271 Team Vitale 941-388-3966

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Nokomis, Calusa Lakes. $442,900 3/3 MLS#A3974984 Ann Jiganti 941-966-3602

Open Sun 1-4pm 3640 Beneva Oaks Blvd Sarasota, Beneva Oaks. $499,000 4/3 MLS#A3975272 Jay & Kyle Mitchell 941-349-4411

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Open Sun 1-4pm 1969 White Feather Ln

Open Sat 1-4pm 4500 Gulf Of Mexico Dr 302 Longboat Key, Windward Bay. $259,000 2/1 MLS#A3969572 Tennie A. Capps 941-487-5600

Sarasota, Phillippi Gdns 15. $213,000 3/2 MLS#A3974797 Jay & Kyle Mitchell 941-349-4411

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Sarasota Observer 04.04.13  

Sarasota Observer 04.04.13

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