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Klauber files compromise plan The reorganization plan calls for all assets in one party’s hands to restore the resort.

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A Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan, which three Dr. Murf Klauber-owned entities filed Tuesday, summarizes “a Global Compromise and settlement” among all parties is what will satisfy creditors. The debtors’ reorganization plan, filed in the Tampa-based U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Middle District of Florida, was submitted by three Klauber-owned entities: Colony Beach & Ten-

nis Club Inc., Colony Beach Inc. and Resorts Management Inc. The three debtors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Jan. 11, after Colony Lender LLC, which owns bank loans totaling more than $13 million on the Klauber entities and is waiting to be paid, filed a foreclosure action. Because the bankruptcy cases were filed prior to Colony Lender’s scheduled trial, the debtor’s assets have been preserved while a

reorganization plan was created. “The debtors intend to enter into a Global Compromise and settlement with the Association, the Partnership Trustee and the Klauber parties to resolve all outstanding litigation issues and disputes with such parties,” the reorganization plan states. “The resolution of such issues is intended to place, directly or indirectly, all strategic assets located at, related to or needed in con-

nection with the successful operation of the resort in the hands of one party so that the resort can be returned to a minimum four-star resort level. Creditors will be paid, satisfied or released consistent with the Global Compromise.” Longtime Colony General Manager Katie Klauber Moulton called the reorganization plan

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+ St. Mary installs its new officers The Women’s Guild of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church installed new officers April 16, at its final monthly meeting of the season. Pictured are: front Vivian Leahy; vice president, and Pat Stusek, treasurer. Back, Michaele McKenna, president; Eileen Hassel, recording secretary; and Mary Ann Fair, corresponding secretary.

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Above: L’Ambiance Penthouse M has 14-foot ceilings and Crema Europa limestone and wood flooring. Below: The bayfront home at 596 Outrigger Lane went under contract 74 days after it went on the market and closed after 119 days (Photo below courtesy of Michael Saunders & Co.)

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+ Turtles get early start on season The first loggerhead turtle nest of the season was found today, April 30 — one day before the official start of nesting season — and reported to Mote Marine Laboratory. The nest was laid on the Sarasota County portion of Longboat Key. Beginning May 1, turn off or shield lights visible from the beach; no flash photography; pick up trash; and remove beach furniture and cabanas when you leave the beach. The efforts will help nesting turtles and their hatchlings by creating a clear nesting path and helping them to avoid disorientation.

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A penthouse in the Islandside community sold for $6.75 million — the highest amount recorded countywide for a condo. L’Ambiance Penthouse M sold last week for $6.75 million — the highest price recorded for a condominium in Sarasota County history. The same day the sale of the L’Ambiance unit was announced, Michael Saunders & Co. announced that a Country Club Shores home sold for $3.8 million — the highest-recorded amount paid in the neighborhood since 2006.

Cheryl Loeffler, of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, listed and sold Penthouse M, which went under contract just 19 days after it was listed. The names of the buyers were not immediately available through property records. The sellers were Michael and Joanne Masin, who paid $5.95 million for it in March 2005. “They took it down to the studs. They went in and decided to truly optimize it,” said Loeffler, who

said the unit has a new kitchen, lanai, doors, windows, flooring and exterior floors. “It was like a fine masterpiece painting. Of course, location continues to be paramount, but if something is this well done, it’s always going to be in demand.” The 5,170-square-foot unit has four bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms and 2,400 square feet of wraparound terraces. In the Country Club Shores

sale, the home at 596 Outrigger Lane, listed by Maureen Horn, of Michael Saunders & Co., went under contract within 74 days of its listing. Brad Tritschler, of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, represented the buyer. Property records list the sellers as Gary and Sandy Clayton. The buyers’ names were not immediately available.

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• “A dismissal of the Chapter 11 cases would leave the parties in their pre-filing positions and would likely result in protracted litigation with the Association.” •  Or, “a Chapter 7 liquidation is unlikely to result in any significant distribution to unsecured creditors, primarily because the value of the debtor’s assets would be dwarfed by the asserted secured claims of Colony Lender and Bartlett’s Icard Merrill law firm. Icard Merrill has secured three claims for $1,047,021, $658,492 and $521,480. Colony Lender has filed a secured claim for $13,612,775.71. Colony Lender representative David Siegal told the Longboat Observer Tuesday the reorganization plan filed “is not a legitimate one.” “I wish and I hope the Association and Klauber can find a developer that has a nice checkbook that can pay Colony Lender what’s owed and get the resort developed,” Siegal said. “But the reality is this bankruptcy case should be in Chapter 7 because Chapter 11 is meant for a viable ongoing business that needs to restructure itself and continue its business.” Colony Lender has another foreclosure hearing scheduled for Aug. 26 in a 12th Judicial Circuit courtroom, at which time Siegal believes a judge will set an amount due on Colony Lender’s loans at approximately $14.2 million. “If, by Aug. 26, they still haven’t managed to reach a settlement, we’re moving forward,” Siegal said. Colony Beach & Tennis Resort Association President Jay Yablon said Tuesday evening he’s “hopeful the centerpiece of the plan states we are all working on a global settlement.” “It confirms they are just as intent on achieving a global legal settlement as we are,” Yablon said.

The bamboo-wood home was built in 2004 and has 5,496 square feet, five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, a bonus room and office, according to Horn, who said there were actually two buyers who went under contract to buy it, but the first buyer opted for a condominium. It last sold for $4.3 million in December 2006. In the first four months of 2013, the Key has had at least five sales of more than $3 million. In contrast, just two sales on the island of $3 million or more were recorded in 2012, according to the Sarasota and Manatee county property appraisers’ websites. “People who have been on the fence for the last three years at least have decided to jump in,” said Horn, noting she has sold all of her inventory priced above $1.5 million. Last week, the Longboat Observer reported on the sale of two Gulfside homes on the Manatee County portion of the island for $5.7 million and $3.5 million. In the larger of the two sales, Judy Kepecz-Hays, of Coldwell Banker Residen-

The top-10 sales recorded in 2013 on Longboat Key, according to Sarasota and Manatee county property records: Price Neighborhood Address 1. $6.75 million L’Ambiance 435 L’Ambiance Drive, Penthouse M 2. $5.7 million Sleepy Lagoon 6301 GMD 3. $3.8 million Country Club Shores 596 Outrigger Lane 4. $3,565,000 Positano 4995 GMD, Unit 500 5. $3.5 million North Key, Gulf-front 6021 GMD 6. $2.8 million Water Club 1281 GMD, Penthouse 02 7. $2,725,000 North Key, Gulf-front 6453 Gulfside Road 8. $2.4 million North Key, Gulf-front 6505 Gulfside Road 9. $2.15 million Sleepy Lagoon 796 Marbury Lane 10. $1.85 million Country Club Shores 536 Outrigger Lane

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“pretty straight forward.” “We are hopeful this plan will help to bring about a global resolution between all of the affected parties that resolves all of the issues,” Moulton said. Moulton said she and her father are in the middle of the negotiations and that’s why not much more could be revealed at this time. “The plan can be modified and we will continue to work on it until we have our first hearing,” Moulton said. That hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 20 in a Tampa courtroom. Klauber attorney Charlie Bartlett couldn’t be reached for comment for this story. Bartlett, though, told the Longboat Key Town Commission last week at a Colony workshop he’s hopeful a settlement can be reached within the next 60 days. The reorganization plan also states “the Global Compromise will memorialize, as an integral and permanent aspect of the resort, an appropriate recognition of the contribution of the Klauber family to the development and vision of the resort and the town of Longboat Key community. The Global Compromise may include a consulting agreement with the Klauber family in any rebuild or restoration of the resort. Certain property of the state and other non-debtor property, including the Rec Lease property, will be transferred to the appropriate designated party, free and clear of all liens, claims, encumbrances and interests of any kind except as otherwise expressly stated in this plan.” A disclosure statement the debtors filed Tuesday in support of the reorganization plan states that without approval of the plan, two alternative options will occur:

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Bridge study could span three years FDOT is in the beginning phases of studying whether to repair or replace the structurally deficient bridge that connects Bradenton Beach and the mainland. A quick fix for the Cortez Bridge? If you think one exists, then we’ve got a bridge to sell you. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is currently in the publicinvolvement and data-collection phase of a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study about the future of the bridge. The study began in January and could take two or three years. An open-house meeting took place Tuesday, April 30, and FDOT is distributing surveys to Cortez and Anna Maria Island residents, business owners and property owners seeking feedback about the bridge, including: Are you in favor of the replacement of the bridge or rehabilitation? Should the bridge require replacement, what type of improvement would you like to see built? (The question allows respondents to select choices of a high-level fixed bridge, mid-level drawbridge, lowlevel drawbridge or other.) Are you a boat owner who uses the

Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at the Cortez Bridge? Many Longboat Key residents use the bridge because it connects mainland Manatee County to Bradenton Beach, located directly to the south of the Key. According to the project’s website, “The need for the project is based on the structural and functional deficiencies of the existing bridge.” The latest survey of the 56-year-old bridge took place in April 2012, according to FDOT’s website. At the time, the bridge received a sufficiency rating of 21.7 and a health index score of 75.65, both on a 100-point scale. A health rating below 85 generally indicates repairs are necessary, although it doesn’t mean the bridge is unsafe. The lower the rating, the better chance it is that replacing the bridge would be more economical than repairing it. Sufficiency ratings are used to determine whether a bridge should be repaired or replaced and are also part of the formula the Federal Highway Administra-

tion uses to allocate funds for bridge replacement. FDOT considers the Cortez Bridge “functionally obsolete,” meaning it doesn’t meet current road design standards, because of its lack of shoulders, 10-inch concrete roads separating travel lanes from the sidewalk, and old-style bridge railings. The bridge is also considered “structurally deficient,” meaning it needs a series of repairs or replacement within six years. Commissioner Phill Younger, who represents the town on the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Board, a regional traffic-planning agency, said last week he didn’t plan to attend the meeting because the project is “so preliminary.” Still, he believes Longboaters should pay attention to developments. “It’s in Manatee County, and it’s their bridge, but we’re impacted by it,” Younger said. “If it does get built, I would like to see one like the Ringling Bridge that would enhance the ability to get off the island in an emergency.”

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New pension board members ChairMAN Gerald Feder — retired attorney and former Firefighter Retirement System Board of Trustees member Vice ChairMAN Armando Linde — retired economist Shannon Gault — retired marketing professional and former Firefighter Retirement System Board of Trustees member Lee Riley — retired chief operating officer for large law firms James Pappas — retired investment adviser Keith Tanner — firefighter/paramedic and Longboat Key Fire Rescue District vice president Matt Taylor — firefighter/paramedic

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Library board members hope to gain town and county funding by possibly dropping membership fees. The Longboat Library could shelve its current membership fee-based structure. In its place, the library is considering the adoption of a voluntary donation system and foundation that would raise funds for the private, not-for-profit organization. Board members also hope a new donation-based structure could make the library eligible for town and county funds. “We’ve listened to everything the commissioners have told us,” said board member Hazel Steskal. “There seems to be a hang-up for commissioners because we are a private library.” The library is currently “in the planning stage” for potential changes, according to Steskal. Library board members first approached the town to request assistance two years ago. Founded in 1957, the library’s $28,000 budget comes primarily from membership fees, donations, book sales and charging for use of its computers. The library owns its building and leases its land from the town for $10 every 10 years but has faced rising insurance and maintenance costs in recent year. Board members asked the Longboat Key Town Commission to consider ways the town could help the library shoulder costs, possibly by adding it to its insurance, but they learned the carrier wouldn’t allow it because the library is a separate entity from the town. The Sarasota County Commission agreed last year to give the library a onetime, $20,000 grant for capital improvements. Last fall, county officials told library supporters the county is limited in the ways it can assist because state aid is predicated on the point that library services are free. In January, at a Town Commission candidate forum, Mayor Jim Brown told members that line items in the town’s budget have typically been reserved for organizations belonging to the town but suggested that library services are an area in which the town could seek some of its tax dollars that go to Sarasota County each year. “It would be worth pursuing whether you would gain funds through the county by dropping the annual fee,” he said. Library board members will discuss possible changes throughout the summer, according to Steskal.

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Town prepares to consolidate boards General employees are voting on whether they would rather join the Florida Retirement System pension plan or have an alternative retirement account. A new pension board that will meet for the first time later this month will eventually be responsible for overseeing three frozen pension plans for town employees. While Human Resources Manager Lisa Silvertooth works to freeze the current Longboat Key Fire Rescue pension plan, Town Manager Dave Bullock is also working to freeze the pension plans for both general employees and police officers. General employees, who opt-

ed not to unionize in March, received ballots last week, asking them whether they are interested in joining the Florida Retirement System (FRS) pension plan or receiving a 401(k)-type retirement account moving forward. Ballots were due May 1, and Bullock plans on discussing the results with the Longboat Key Town Commission. “The commission ultimately has the final choice on what kind of retirement the general employees get moving forward,” Sil-

vertooth said. Firefighters already have agreed to enter the FRS pension plan as part of a new three-year contract. During contract negotiations that started in March, Bullock has offered police officers the same options as firefighters. Those options include entering the FRS pension plan or receiving an alternative retirement program. The commission agreed with a plan Vice Mayor David Brenner proposed at the March 20 work-

shop that allowed the commission to select five board members (one of whom would be named the board’s chair), while the town manager would be responsible for naming two board members. Both the Town Commission and Bullock had a hand in picking the pension board members (see sidebar), who have one-year terms. The new pension board will hold an informal meeting May 15.


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 Town Commission Regular Meeting — 7 p.m. Monday, May 6.  Code Enforcement Board Regular Meeting — 10 a.m. Monday, May 13.  Town Commission Regular Workshop — 1 p.m. Monday, May 20.  Planning and Zoning Board Regular Meeting — 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 21.  Town Commission Regular Meeting — 7 p.m. Monday, June 3.

+ Fire Rescue calls rise in first quarter of 2013 Calls for assistance increased 10% during the first quarter of the year compared with the same three-month period in 2012, according to statistics Longboat Key Fire Rescue Chief Paul Dezzi released. Of the 477 calls the department answered, 395 were EMS-related, with 221, or 55%, of those calls resulting in a patient’s transport to an area medical facility. Overall fire call volume decreased 16% during the same period. System-malfunction calls decreased by 51%, a decline Dezzi attributes to an aggressive fire-inspection program. Despite the decrease in fire responses, the department experienced an increase of more than 500% in actual fires during the first quarter, with an increase of 11 fire calls compared with the first quarter of 2012.

All meetings take place at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, unless otherwise noted. p.m. Saturday, May 11, beginning at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, 760 Broadway. Volunteers will sign up beginning at 8 a.m. and travel by boat to Sister Keys to pick up trash from the undeveloped mangrove islands. Participants who don’t have a boat or kayak can ride to Sister Keys aboard the Kathleen D, a sailing catamaran. Bring sunscreen, insect repellant, hats, gloves, glasses and water shoes. Participation is limited to 75. Volunteers will receive a complimentary lunch at Mar Vista after the event. To register, visit sarasotabaywatch.org or call 918-2700.

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+ Registration is now open for the Sister Keys cleanup Registration is now open for the fifth annual Sarasota Bay Watch Sister Keys cleanup. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30

The editorial in the April 18 issue of the Longboat Observer incorrectly identified the aircraft that the late Bob Craft flew. Craft, who served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force, was certified on a C-130 fourengine turboprop military transport aircraft.

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Colony settlement within 60 days? Charles Bartlett, attorney for longtime Colony owner Dr. Murray ‘Murf’ Klauber, said he’s optimistic a settlement can be reached soon.

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Commissioner Jack Duncan attended a Colony special workshop via Skype Wednesday at Town Hall. attendance he sympathized with their frustration. “I sympathize with the emotions here today, but there’s a limit to what we can do,” Brown said. Commissioners, though, are taking a harder stance moving forward as a grandfathered tourism extension deadline draws closer. That deadline expires Dec. 31. Commissioner Phill Younger asked Town Manager Dave Bullock to look into options for providing security for the resort, which has experienced a lot of vandalism lately. The town will also bring back ordinance language that further clarifies that the property, which has been classified as a tourism use since 1972, can only be used for tourism in the future.

“At some point, we might want to condemn this property, and I would like the town manager to look into that as well,” Younger said. The commission is likely to meet again later this summer if a settlement isn’t reached in the next 60 days. Other commissioners expressed frustration with the Colony parties and noted their patience is running thin. Commissioner Jack Duncan, who requested the meeting and attended via Skype, called the meeting “productive.” After the meeting, Duncan said the meeting was “more about playing an educational role for owners who are hearing several different stories getting spun a million different ways.”

“Once upon a time, there was a paradise. A simple, mediumscale paradise, but a paradise, nonetheless. Its owners, managers, guests and neighbors enjoyed and appreciated all it offered and attracted. “But, as human nature often seems to require, differences arose, factions developed and mistakes, either real or perceived, were allowed to escalate into where those involved essentially fouled their own nest. “Certainly, the blame for what has occurred is not equal, but it is shared. A destructive mix of personal animosity, misunderstandings, desires for obtaining things to which people were not entitled, investments aimed at capitalizing on others’ misfortunes, ineffective leadership and far too many half-truths and dueling legal teams have brought us to today’s continuing stalemate. “Are there legal and property rights involved? Certainly. But there is also such a thing as the common good and the welfare of the community as a whole. What has put me somewhat over the edge on this issue was a flurry of emails in past weeks, which show that many participants have learned little or nothing over these painful years about the common good or the ability to compromise to reach a result that ends in a way so we can all win. To me, there is an ongoing pattern of unrealistic wishful

thinking and far too much effort put into thinking of ways to circumvent federal, state and town requirements, as well as the agreement owners signed when they purchased their units. “As one commissioner, I can tell you those involved have the barest sliver of credibility with me. I can also tell you that in this past election as I knocked on many doors and spoke with many groups, that your neighbors are extremely upset with the situation. They are upset from their memories of happy times at the Colony. They are upset with the appearance of the property. They are upset with the commission for not doing something — anything — to resolve the situation. In short, they are sick with the lot of you and have their town government on a very short leash. “Last fall, the Association requested an extension until some time in 2015. I proposed an amendment that was adopted and ends the town’s patience at the end of this year. Or sooner. “The bottom line is that my patience is all but exhausted. You must leave your egos at the door, as well as the quest for things that are not permitted or legal. And, finally, the game of chicken to try and be the last one standing must end. “The common good, both for the Colony and the town, must prevail.”

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The Longboat Key Town Commission has heard it before: A settlement among affected Colony Beach & Tennis Resort parties that could spur redevelopment of the dilapidated resort is in the works. But, for the first time, Charles Bartlett, attorney for longtime Colony owner Dr. Murray “Murf” Klauber, told the Town Commission he’s optimistic a settlement can be reached within the next 60 days. “I made only one New Year’s resolution for 2013 and that was to bring the Colony to a resolution,” Bartlett told commissioners at a Wednesday, April 24 special workshop to discuss the Colony. “We don’t have a deal yet, but I’m cautiously optimistic we are putting the pieces together to make a deal. Within the next 60 days, my hope is we will put a settlement together. It’s my belief we are going to get there.” Commissioners were pleased to hear the news but were also only “cautiously optimistic.” The three-and-a-half hour discussion encompassed everything from ownership of parcels to code-enforcement issues. Commissioners also heard from nearby neighbors who are sick of looking at the current appearance of the property. “We just want the property cleaned up, pest-free and kept safe for its neighbors,” said Aquarius condominium board member Greg Van Howe. Mayor Jim Brown told those in

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Capt. Frank Rubino lands police officer ‘dream job’ There’s not much Longboat Key Police Capt. Frank Rubino hasn’t done in his 32 years of law enforcement. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1977 to 1980, Rubino entered the police academy in 1980, moved to South Florida and never looked back. Rubino began his career as a police officer in 1980 in Tamarac. In 1983 he moved to Plantation, where he climbed the ranks of its police department. For the next 21 years, Rubino worked his way up through the following jobs: detective, internal-affairs sergeant, public information officer, road sergeant, detective sergeant, lieutenant road commander and commander of the bureau as a captain. Rubino also has police-management training, courtesy of the FBI and the Southern Police Institute. When he retired in 2004 and moved his family to the West Coast of Florida, Rubino was commander of investigations in the detective bureau. Retirement wasn’t for Rubino, though. He began working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Fort Myers region in 2004 as a special agent. Rubino also worked with Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming at FDLE until 2008, when Cumming left for Longboat Key. When he visited Cumming a few years ago, he thought he would like to finish his career working as a Longboat Key police officer. “Working in a community like this with a bunch of knowledgeable police officers who have so much vast experience is a dream job,” Rubino said.

Frank Rubino Age: 53 Family: Wife, Linda; and two daughters, Kimberly and Krystal Hometown: Long Island, N.Y. Hobbies: Boating, fishing and golfing Interesting fact: Rubino was a part of a “Dateline NBC” sexual-predator sting a few years ago. Rubino’s dream job became available Feb. 25, when Cumming asked him to join the department. “The level of service we perform makes it enjoyable to be here,” Rubino said. “The level of experience these officers have gives this Key’s residents a level of expertise that’s unheard of anywhere else.” Rubino said his first call was to deliver a death notification to a couple on the Key whose son had died. “The compassion that went into delivering that news, from the chief on down, was just incredible,” Rubino said. “I’m proud to be a part of a force like that.” Although there is not a deputy chief position in the department, Rubino is listed as Cumming’s administrative captain. “I carry out the orders of the police chief,” Rubino said. “My goal is to carry out the goals and objectives of the agency and this town.”

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The commission chambers features a rotating art show that’s showcased the works of more than 100 artists. Where do you start if your walls are looking bare? Many Longboaters check out galleries on St. Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota, or venture out to the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, a Division of Ringling College of Art and Design. But there’s another place you might not have considered: Longboat Key Town Hall. Town Hall is the place you go to vote or pick up a building permit or tell the Longboat Key Town Commission how fed up you are with your neighbor’s boat trailer or the state of the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. But in the commission chambers, there’s a collection of between 18 and 22 pieces of original artwork that changes every two or three months. The Town Hall art exhibit is currently in its 12th year and has now featured more than 100 artists, all of whom are local. “It’s not your traditional gallery,” says Susan Phillips, assistant to the town manager, who is responsible for the art show. “You don’t necessarily expect to wander into Town Hall and find a good-quality art exhibit. I think it’s a real treat and an unknown.” The town used to sponsor an art show every year at the Arts Center. And, every year, the Arts Center gave the town a painting; the collection grew so large that Town Hall ran out of wall space. After the town had the old Town Hall building demolished in 2002, it moved its collection to the new police department building. The town arranged for the Arts

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“If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this — a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy.” Friedrich Hayek “Road to Serfdom,” 1944 Editor & CEO / Matt Walsh, mwalsh@yourobserver.com Executive Editor / Lisa Walsh, lwalsh@yourobserver.com Chief Digital Officer / Emily Walsh, ewalsh@ yourobserver.com Deputy Executive Editor / Jessica Luck, jluck@yourobserver.com Managing Editor / Kurt Schultheis, kschultheis@yourobserver.com City Editor / Robin Hartill, rhartill@yourobserver.com Community Editor / Katie Hendrick, khendrick@yourobserver.com Managing Editor/Diversions-Season / Stephanie Hannum, stephanie@yourobserver.com Arts & Entertainment Editor / Mallory Gnaegy, mgnaegy@yourobserver.com Black Tie Photographer / Rachel O’Hara, rohara@yourobserver.com Copy Editor / Maria Amodio Managing Editor/Design / Nancy Schwartz, nschwartz@yourobserver.com Web Editor / Eddie Kirsch, ekirsch@yourobserver.com Director of Advertising / Jill Raleigh, jraleigh@yourobserver.com East County Advertising Manager / Lori Ruth, lruth@yourobserver.com; Digital Sales Manager / Kathleen O’Hara, kohara@yourobserver.com Sales Manager / Rosemary Felton, rfelton@ yourobserver.com Senior Advertising Executive / Laura Ritter, lritter@yourobserver.com; Advertising Executives / Victoria Baga Snyder, vbaga@yourobserver.com; Penny DiGregorio, pdigregorio@yourobserver.com; Patti Duff, pduff@yourobserver.com; Robert Lewis, blewis@ yourobserver.com; Suzanne Munroe, smunroe@ yourobserver.com; Charlotte Owen, cowen@ yourobserver.com; Kenji Trujillo, ktrujillo@ yourobserver.com Sales & Marketing Coordinator / Leslie Gnaegy, lgnaegy@yourobserver.com Sales Coordinator/Account Managers / Lori Downey, ldowney@yourobserver.com; Susan Leedom, sleedom@yourobserver.com; Rachel Livingston, rlivingston@yourobserver.com Classified Advertising Sales Executives/ Maureen Hird, mhird@yourobserver.com Interactive Art Director / Caleb Stanton, cstanton@yourobserver.com

One step forward It’s a breakthrough. As we were about to go to press, we learned that Colony Beach & Tennis Resort owner Murf Klauber had filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan. A quick read through the plan indicates the reorganization will hinge on what the plan calls a “Global Compromise” and settlement with all of the disputing parties. Global compromise obviously suggests none of the parties involved will accept less than they are owed, entitled to or think they deserve — for the good of the cause. This is the most definitive sign yet of progress toward a renewed Colony. But, as the cliché goes: The devil is in the details. The exact terms of the “Global Compromise” are still under negotiation. One part was spelled out, however. Klauber still wants to be involved: “The Global Compromise will memorialize, as an integral and permanent aspect of the resort, an appropriate recognition of the contribution of the Klauber family to the development and vision of the resort and the town of Longboat Key community. “The Global Compromise may include a consulting agreement with the Klauber family to insure that a meaningful and continued relationship will exist with the Klauber family in any rebuild or restoration of the resort. As consideration for any such consulting agreement, the Klauber family will fully support and assist with respect to all zoning and development approvals necessary and appropriate to achieve an overall success at the resort.” Give him credit, at 80-plus, he continues to push forward.

+ Remember Benghazi?

Who, specifically, killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith and former Navy SEALS Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods? When will they be brought to justice? Remember Benghazi? It’s an old story, pushed off the front pages by subsequent terrorism at home. Nonetheless, even though we prefer to focus this space on local and state concerns, it’s worth noting the findings released last week in a congressional progress report on the investigation into the events before, during and after the Benghazi attack. Here are excerpts from the report:

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• “The attacks were not the result of a failure by the Intelligence Community to recognize or communicate the threat. The IC collected considerable information about the threats in the region and disseminated regular assessments to senior U.S. officials warning of the deteriorating security environment in Benghazi, which included threats to American interests, facilities and personnel.”

WHAT MURF KLAUBER WANTED TO SAY Longtime Colony Beach & Tennis Resort owner Murf Klauber forfeited his speaking time last week before the Longboat Key Town Commission to allow one of his firm’s lawyers to speak longer. Here’s what Klauber had intended to say:

With the town’s help in restoring this historic site, I believe we can reproduce the Colony with totally updated and functional exteriors and interiors with sensational landscaping. In other words, we should demolish each of the living buildings and rebuild in exactly the I would like to thank the Town Comsame footprint. mission for planning this session to We need, as we initially had, fine, fun get the facts clear about our landscaping with new walkbeloved Colony … ing paths, roadways, abundant There is now a group of very flowers and sculptures. bright individuals who possess We need to create a fabulous the professional leadership for conference meeting space and the Colony Beach and Tennis spa with the latest in fitness Resort and the people of Longand wellness and a fine array of boat Key who love the Colony. services. We need our fine-dinThey are ready, willing and able ing restaurant returned, and, of to redo the Colony. course, we need TENNIS! The Colony is a historical We are zoned for maximum site. It was started in 1952 with Murf Klauber visitation rights for each indithe beach cottages, the restauvidual investor for 30 days. It rants and shops on the beach. was and is a necessity in the In 1964, a semi-permeable Makepeace zoning of our property. We need the groin was inserted. It has created and town’s clear and definitive word on the retained the finest beach on Longboat Longboat Key and Colony maximum Key — 240 feet wide, 800 feet long and 30-day rule. with an accretion of sand at the swimThe success of the future Colony ming pool of six feet. depends on a top-notch developer and a First of all, we must end the litigation. top-notch management team. After seven long years, we must move Colony ran at 50% to 60% occupancy. forward. Today, we need a management team that All of our documents, including the can bring us 70% to 80% occupancy for declaration of condominium, subscripthe good of the town of Longboat Key. tion agreement and prospectus, were I have two distinguished resort leaders entered into the state tax assessor’s who can bring back our simple beach office and were required for our entry elegance. Maybe there are more. Katie into the Securities and Exchange Comand I would be proud to help the new mission, which approved the 18 acres for leaders. our formal opening in December 1973 as Thank you for the opportunity to a legal investment. speak to you this afternoon.

• “The President, as Commander-inChief, failed to proactively anticipate the significance of Sept. 11 and provide the Department of Defense with the authority to launch offensive operations beyond selfdefense. Defense Department assets were correctly positioned for the general threat across the region, but the assets were not authorized at an alert posture to launch offensive operations beyond self-defense and were provided no notice to defend diplomatic facilities.”

After the attacks • “Administration officials crafted and continued to rely on incomplete and misleading talking points. Specifically, after a White House deputies meeting Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, the administration altered the talking points to remove references to the likely participation of Islamic extremists in the attacks. The administration also removed references to the threat of extremists linked to al-Qaida in Benghazi.” • “Senior State Department officials requested — and the White House approved — that the details of the threats, specifics of the previous attacks and previous warnings be removed to insulate the Department from criticism that it ignored the threat

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environment in Benghazi. Thus, the claim that the State Department’s edits were made solely to protect that investigation is not credible.” • “Responding to the attacks with an FBI investigation significantly delayed U.S. access to key witnesses and evidence and undermined the government’s ability to bring those responsible for the attacks to justice in a timely manner.”

Policy considerations • “The United States continues to maintain an inadequate defensive posture in North Africa and the Middle East … ” • “This singular event will be repeated unless the United States recognizes and responds to the threats we face around the world, and properly postures resources and security assets to counter and respond to those threats. Until that time, the United States will remain in a reactionary mode and should expect more catastrophes like Benghazi … ” Four Americans are dead as a result of negligence at the highest levels of government. And yet, none of the persons responsible has paid a price or stepped forward to accept full responsibility and apologize to the victims’ families for their actions.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR + Colony meeting hopeful

Dear Editor: Most times when attending meetings about the Colony, it’s best to check one’s sense of logic at the door. The meeting held last Wednesday, however, did offer a glimmer of hope that some positive things might happen. No, I’m not talking about the “we’re moving toward settlement” rhetoric. We have all heard that stuff before, and, even if true, there is still a number of additional soap opera-type happenings the Association has created for itself, which will undoubtedly cause further delays even post a Klauber settlement. The progress I am referring to is the town’s involvement in either forcing property cleanup by the Colony parties or taking on the responsibility itself. Although much more deliberate than I would like, the town manager and his staff are taking the necessary steps to finally push forward required fixes to code violations and dilapidated buildings. For this I am very thankful and appreciative. One can only hope the Town Commission fully supports these efforts during the Colony public hearing scheduled for Monday, May 6. At this same hearing I am also certain the town police will be providing Longboat Key residents with some comfort that safety and security at this blighted property is being enhanced. Maybe this time could also be used by the commission to render additional conditions on the Colony parties with regard to continuing property maintenance and cost absorption for increased security needs. On a final note, here’s an idea — if the only thing that creates real action at the Colony is calling the parties into a public meeting, maybe the Town Commission should make Colony property maintenance a recurring agenda item in every one of its open meetings going forward. I’m only half kidding. Greg Van Howe Longboat Key

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Dear Editor: In the aftermath of the Boston bombing I keep looking for, but am unable to find, an op-ed article that commends Ray Kelly for the remarkable job that he and his people have done in protecting the citizens of New York City from terrorist attacks. So, who is Ray Kelly? Most Americans who could easily name all the players on their favorite sports team would probably ask that question. Ray Kelly is the man who became police commissioner of New York City four months after 9/11. His belief was that the maze of federal security and law-enforcement agencies had failed New York City, resulting in thousands of casualties. He could not understand how every law-enforcement and security agency, including16 federal intelligence agencies, had totally missed a plot involving dozens of Muslims taking flying lessons, crossing borders and shipping money all over the place. So, with the backing of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Kelly set up his own New York intelligence division, which turned into a 1,000-person counter terrorist organization. The good news and the disgusting news emanating from this is as follows: • Since he became commissioner, his organization has foiled at least 16 planned terrorist attacks in New York City, while concurrently reducing the murder rate by 80%, the lowest of any major American city. • It is disgusting that the bleeding hearts ACLU and left-wing media who should be saluting Kelly have criticized and filed lawsuits against him and his organization for alleged violations of civil rights. As reported in the Wall Street Journal April 16, more than 90% of perpetrators and victims of shootings and murders in New York City are either black or Hispanic. Is there anyone so stupid to think that the NYPD should not pay major attention to surveillance of these

groups? We live in a country where men who cannot spell, but can shoot hoops, are called heroes, while men and women who have protected the lives of millions are criticized and sued. There is something drastically wrong with that. William B. Allen Longboat Key

+ To the Republican Party

Dear Editor: It saddens me to leave the Republican Party (the RNC) at the national level. The party has recently published a 98-page surrender document. Some in the party have said an autopsy has been performed. An autopsy is an inspection of a dead body! The party leadership has become impotent. We don’t need focus groups to tell us what we should believe. We are principled conservatives, and we need to take the fight to President Obama and his liberal allies. Obama and his team are delighted as the GOP stumbles along looking for a purpose and a way to win future elections. It has been so easy for him. Obama wants a socialist future and diminished prospects for America. He knows how to take the focus off economic growth and our crushing national debt. These crucial problems should be our major daily focus. So, how clever is Obama to change our focus to amnesty for illegal immigrants, marriage for gays, gun control and free contraceptives! I view it as a tragedy that we had a highly competent, honest and upright candidate in Mitt Romney. The elite of our party qualified their support and did not enthusiastically help to get out the vote. That is why we lost the election. Our beliefs and policies are rock solid. We have seasoned, conservative heroes to whom we should reach out. They have wisdom and they know how to win. And there are now so many emerging, talented conservatives waiting in the wings. Our prospects are great. All we need is unshakeable self-confidence and the fighting will to win! Jack Wilson Longboat Key

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‘I do’ agree to keep it down 9:48 p.m. — 2100 block of GMD. Disturbance. A resident complained about the loud music a band was playing at a wedding reception. A man who was in charge of security said he would ask the band to keep it down.

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YourObserver.com Thursday, May 2, and Thursday, May 9 Kiwanis Meeting — takes place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Longboat Key Club and Resort’s Tavern & Whiskey Bar. Jorge Alvarez, retired captain of the Palm Beach County Fire Department, will provide a demonstration of CPR at the May 2 meeting. Michael Melnick, owner of Armel Jewelers, will talk about diamonds at the May 9 meeting. Cost is $10 and includes a breakfast buffet. Contact Donna, 388-2847.

Saturday, May 4 Classic Corvettes on the Circle — runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Armands Circle Park. More than 200 pristine and original class Corvettes from 1953 to modern day will be on display at this free show. Call 3881554.

DON’T MISS Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon What: Triathlon participants will swim one-quarter mile, bike 12 miles and run three miles. Duathlon participants will run one mile, then bike 12, and finish with another three-mile run. Cost is $80 for the triathlon; $75 for the duathlon. Register at lbktriseries.com. The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers for the event. Call 383-2466. When: 7 a.m. Sunday, May 5 Where: Longboat Key Club & Resort Islandside

Kentucky Derby Party — runs from 4 to 9:30 p.m. at Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant, 800 Broadway. Wear your best Derby day hats for this contest. Call 383-1748.

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De-Clutter Workshop — runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, 40 N. Adams Drive. Sue Ellen Addicott, of Senior Moves, will present methods for cleaning closets and drawers to reduce stress. Refreshments will be served. Call Tracey, 388-3764.

Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Networking @ Noon Luncheon — runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach, 233 Ben Franklin Drive. Cost is $20 for members; $25 for guests. Call 383-2466.

Saturday, May 11 Sarasota Bay Watch Sister Keys Cleanup — runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, 760 Broadway. Boats will ferry volunteers to Sister Keys. Volunteers will receive free lunch at Mar Vista. The event is limited to 75 participants. Visit sarasotabaywatch.org or call 918-2700.

Sunday, May 12 Crowning Service — will follow the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Service includes prayers, hymns and a crown of flow-

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Sunday, May 19 Republican Club Longboat Key Poolside Barbecue — takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., and will include burgers, chicken and side dishes, as well as a band and a bar. Cost is $25. Email Phyllis Black, the captainsblack@verizon.net.

Friday, May 24 Longboat Key Invitational Golf Tournament — runs from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Longboat Key Club and Resort’s Islandside Golf Course. Entrance fee is $125 per person or $400 for a foursome. Contact Dawn, 383-2466.

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by Robin Hartill | City Editor

Longboat Key got darker for nesting season in 1987 An ordinance requiring dimmed lights during nesting season that passed 4-2 was a bright spot for sea turtles. May 1 marks the start of turtle-nesting season, meaning the island will get darker as residents shield or turn off lights that are visible from the beach because they can disorient nesting sea turtles LONGBOAT and hatchlings. LORE The Longboat Key Town Commission decided keeping turtles in the dark was a bright idea May 4, 1987, when it voted 4-2 on first reading to require beachfront lighting to be dimmed. The commission heard from supporters, who cited statistics suggesting turtles couldn’t find a place to nest, and opponents, who worried the town would be sacrificing safety and security for the turtles.

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Town Manager Dave Bullock recently said Longboat Key police pride themselves on handling “snake in the toilet” cries for help. On May 1, 1997, the Longboat Observer reported a police officer went beyond that level of service during a “snake in the garage” cry for help. Volunteers at the Lord’s Warehouse were surprised to see the officer pull up in a downpour with two huge bags of clothing and household items. He explained that he was handling a “rattlesnake in garage” call, and that the house’s occupants asked him to take the items to the thrift shop. The officer, who wanted to remain nameless, assured volunteers there were no slithering surprises inside the bags. 111313

Wanna be a millionaire, or just meet one, perhaps? Then, head to Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, according to the USA Today Travel Section in May 2002, which listed the restaurant as one of the top 10 places to meet a millionaire in the United States. Heiress Marylou Whitney, who owns Key property and has a husband nearly four decades her junior, counted down the top spots. The week the list came out, the Longboat

Observer sent Senior Editor Dora Walters to investigate. Mar Vista’s manager told her the restaurant has some regulars who are millionaires but like to keep a low profile. Then Walters, armed with the article, ventured out to find a millionaire among diners. A few responses: “I’m single. If you find one, introduce me to him?” “Are you available?” “If you count real-estate holdings and everything, maybe.” “I’d be in Paris if I were.”

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by Robin Hartill | City Editor

Jim Greer’s spirit fit Longboat Key to a tee James ‘Jim’ Greer was a devout Catholic, avid golfer and supporter of redevelopment on the island. James “Jim” Greer, of Longboat Key, died April 19. He was 89. Born Sept. 10, 1923, in Sioux City, Iowa, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in 1942 and served in combat as a member of the 66th and 42nd Infantry Division in France and Germany. In his final assignment in Europe, he guarded German prisoners of war. A prisoner drew a caricature of Greer that all the prisoners signed in recognition for the dignity with which he treated them. That caricature became one of his most treasured items. He received a Bronze Star for his service. In 1947, Greer graduated from the University of Iowa, where he met Miriam Leighton. The couple married and had nine children; they were married for 37 years until her death in 1985. He married Suzanne Sullivan in 1986. Greer went on to become general agent for Aetna Life & Casualty before retiring in 1983 and moving to Longboat Key from Orchard Park, N.Y.

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Jim Greer drew laughter from the crowd at the Longboat Key Club & Resort’s hearings in June 2010.

A Fairway Bay resident, Greer advocated for continued development on the Key. “He thought revitalization of the Key was just so essential, not just for the club,” Bonsack said. “He wanted this place back to what it used to be.”

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Experts droned on for 23 days about everything from density requirements to traffic and economic impacts associated with the Longboat Key Club and Resort’s proposed $400 million Islandside project. Midway through the 22nd day, Jim Greer stepped to the podium, aided by a cane, and urged the Longboat Key Town Commission to get on with it. Then 86, he was still an avid golfer who wanted to play on a new Rees Jones-designed golf course. He’d venture out to the golf course and set down his cane to take a swing. “I don’t have many summers left, so let’s get moving,” Greer said June 28, 2010, drawing laughter and applause from the crowd. Greer was a passionate supporter of the Key Club’s plan who timed his comments well, according to Kristi Bonsack, who got to know Greer while she consulted for the Key Club. “He would bring needed relief to the tension in the room,” she said.

That wasn’t the only cause about which Greer showed passion. He was an active member of St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church, who attended daily Mass and was an avid supporter of Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School. “He tried to make sure that youngsters would be able to go there, making sure they had the support they needed,” said Msgr. Gerard Finegan, of St. Mary, who officiated at Greer’s funeral Mass Wednesday, April 24. Greer was preceded in death by his son, James P. Greer. He is survived by his wife, Sue; sons John, of Falls Church, Va., Thomas, of Bradenton, Daniel, of Orchard Park, and Joseph, of Annapolis, Md.; daughters Margaret Creamer, of Manlius, N.Y., Mary Greer, of Iowa City, Iowa, Constance Greer, of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Molly Brady, of Valrico; and 16 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in the name of his son, James P. Greer, to Father Martin’s Ashley, Attn: Sue Tucker, 800 Tydings Lane, Harve de Grace, Md., 21078, or fathermartinsashley.org.

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With another season of black-tie affairs in the books, board members of the Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) sensed an opportunity to put those gently used designer gowns, shoes and handbags toward a good cause. “This is the time when people think about cleaning out their closets, so we thought it would be a good idea to ask them to donate their designer clothes to us, rather than consign them,” said SPARCC board member Susan Kelley. The group will hold a designer sale in the fall to raise money for its outreach programs for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. To sweeten the deal, SPARCC hosted a party Thursday, April 25, at the Longboat Key Club’s Harbourside Dining Room. “We told women we were perfectly hap-

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With dual careers as a radio broadcaster and an estate-planning attorney, homes on Buttonwood Drive and in Chicago, a loving family that includes wife, Linda, son, Josh, grandson, Blake, and another on the way, David Milberg describes his life as “immensely full and satisfying.” And he owes it all to Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus. In 1939, the Krauses traveled from their Philadelphia home to Nazi-occupied Vienna to rescue 50 Jewish children. Helga Milberg (then Helga Weiss), David Milberg’s mother, was among them. A recent documentary, “50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus,” details the heroic quest. It intersperses Eleanor Kraus’ diary entries with commentary from Jewish scholars and interviews from nine of the refugees. Narrated by Alan Alda and Mamie Gummer, it aired April 8 — Holocaust Remembrance Day — on HBO. In “50 Children,” Helga Milberg recalls the crowded housing Jewish residents were forced into following the Anschluss, Germany’s annexation of Austria. A giant Nazi flag hung outside their building, which, they were told, had to remain spotless or else they would all die. “We prayed every night that the birds would stay away and not leave any droppings,” she said. She winces remembering the final image of her mother as the train pulled out of the station. Her mother, who later died in a concentration camp, couldn’t wave goodbye, because Jews could be arrested for any gesture remotely resembling the “Heil Hitler” salute. Helga Milberg’s father, who was arrested and sent to Dachau, in Germany, before she left Europe, reunited with her in 1940 in Detroit. Helga and David Milberg got a special prereleased copy of the film, which they watched Sept. 1, 2012, at Helga Milberg’s home in Tucson, Ariz., mere hours before she suffered a fatal stroke. “It was sobering and surreal to see her story come alive on the screen,” David Milberg said. “We cried, of course, but she liked it very much, especially knowing how it would inform viewers.”

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Mystery novel includes Longboat landmarks Publix is depicted as a hallmark of customer service in Peter de Jonge’s novel, ‘Buried on Avenue B.’ In his latest novel, “Buried on Avenue B,” murder-mystery author Peter de Jonge introduces readers to Longboat Key locations, such as Publix and the Longboat Library, as well as Kilwins Chocolates on St. Armands Circle. De Jonge started with the premise, “What if police dig up a body only to find it’s the wrong one?” followed by, “What if the investigation has ties to a retiree’s death?” which prompted him to think of the barrier island where his family has had a condominium at Banyan Bay Club for 30 years. “The fun thing about novels is you get to take advantage of places you know, where you’ve done research unintentionally,” said de Jonge, who also writes nonfiction magazine articles. De Jonge selected Kilwins because his parents took him there as a teenDe Jonge ager and the library because it’s a quiet, friendly place to work when he vacations from New York City. Publix, though, gets a pretty substantial billing in the book. “The way people treat you at Publix was part of the fun I had coming here (growing up),” he said. “It’s so different from how they treat you in New York City.” The novel illustrates how Publix’s superb customer service makes first-time shoppers lifelong fans. De Jonge’s main character, Darlene O’Hara (a fellow New Yorker) feels so connected to the Longboat Key Publix that, rather than stop at any number of gas stations, she treks from downtown Sarasota to “her favorite grocery store” when she wants a six-pack of beer. De Jonge got his start in fiction about 15 years ago, when he was working as a copywriter at J. Walter Thompson, a New York City advertising agency, which had novelist James Patterson as its creative director. At the time, de Jonge had a habit of staying late to work on freelance assignments for publications such as Manhattan, Inc.; The New York Times Magazine; and National Geographic — which he tried to do under the radar. “One night, Patterson knocks on my door and I worry that I’m going to get fired for working on other projects,” he said. Turns out, his boss wanted to collaborate with him on a forthcoming golf novel, “Miracle on the 17th Green.” The duo worked well together and produced two subsequent books, “Beach House” and “Beach Road,” before de Jonge eventually wrote his first solo book, “Shadows Still Remain,” a prequel for “Buried on Avenue B.” De Jonge says he has future plans for O’Hara in a third novel, but, for now, he’s taking a hiatus from the series to focus on a new project, a police-themed TV series.

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By Adam Hughes | Research Editor

Longboat Key Gulfside home sells for $3.5 million The following residential real-estate transactions took place between April 15 and April 19. A home in Longboat Key Gulfside tops all transactions in this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real estate. Gerard and Christine Byrne, of Kilkenny, Ireland, sold their home at 6021 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Randall Welch and Cynthia Hett-Welch, of Beaver Creek, Ohio, for $3.5 million. Built in 1990, it has four bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath, a pool and 3,107 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $5 million in 2006.

Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,690 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $183,000 in 1988.

Banyan Bay Club

Larry and Peggy Nolan, of Newnan, Ga., sold their Unit 301 condominium at 5265 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Jeffrey Ballew and Michael Thompson, of Celebration, for $337,500. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,155 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $207,000 in 1999.

Conrad Beach

Albert and Theresa Provenzano, of Denver, and Peter Provenzano, of Rockford, Ill., sold their home at 300 Firehouse Lane to Martin and Deanna Allen, of Longboat Key, for $1.1 million. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, three baths, one halfbath and 3,407 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $500,000 in 2011.

Fairway Bay

Eugene Day, Mark Day and Ethel Day, trustees, of Excelsior, Minn., sold the Unit 545 condominium at 2110 Harbourside Drive to Stuart and Joan Ross, of Providence, R.I., for $782,500. Built in 1988, it has three bedrooms, two baths, one halfbath and 2,632 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $550,000 in 1994. G. Thomas and Jane Luscombe, trustees, of Frankfort, Ill., sold the Unit 642 condominium at 2120 Harbourside Drive to Gerald and Margot Robinson, of Longboat Key, for $700,000. Built in 1988, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,039 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $744,000 in 2004.

Aquarius Club

James Dempsey, trustee, of Pulaski, Wis., sold the Unit P-F condominium at

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This home at 439 S. Blvd of the Presidents has four bedrooms, three baths, one halfbath, a pool and 3,539 square feet of living area. It sold for $2,557,500. 1701 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Kildonan Holdings Inc. for $760,000. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,615 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $699,000 in 2009.

and Elvira Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Orazio, trustees, of Ontario, Canada, for $539,000. Built in 1979, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,392 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $100,500 in 1979.

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Sleepy Lagoon Park

Harvey and Jean Greller, of Sarasota, sold their home at 2369 Harbour Oaks Drive to Jorge Reynardus and Patricia Buttenheim, of New York, for $575,000. Built in 1986, it has three bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath, a pool and 2,424 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $408,000 in 2012.

Beachplace

Steven Goldstein, trustee, sold the Unit 302 condominium at 1115 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Jack Bernstein, Stephen Sisokin

Thomas and Michelle Brennan, of Fleming Island, sold their home at 561 De Narvaez Drive to Jose Rodrigues, of South Orange, N.J., for $495,000. Built in 1978, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,426 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $755,000 in 2005.

Seaplace

Alvin and Barbara Balaban, trustees, sold the Unit 101 condominium at 4410 Exeter Drive to Michael and Marilyn Perez, of Tampa, for $305,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,168 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $285,000 in 2011. Federal National Mortgage Association sold the Unit 207 condominium at 4420 Exeter Drive to Gary and Gwen Wallin, of Longboat Key, for $240,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 992 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $255,000 in 2001.

ST. ARMANDS

John Ringling Estates

Daniel and Deborah Marr, of Sarasota, sold their home at 439 S. Blvd. of the Presidents to Joan Lazzaro, trustee, of Mendon, Vt., for $2,557,500. Built in 1995, it has four bedrooms, three baths, one halfbath, a pool and 3,539 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $3 million in 2005.

Edie Rae, of Clarence Center, N.Y., sold the Unit T1-104B condominium at 2067 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Gregg and Jackie Lassen, of Beaumont, Texas, for $388,500.

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2109 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 1201 #A3957661 $489,000 Hannerle Moore

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BUILDING PERMITS These are the largest building permits issued by the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Department for the week of April 19 through April 25, in order of dollar amounts. (GMD = Gulf of Mexico Drive) Address Permit Applicant Amount Scott Hennessy $135,000 675 Longboat Club Road Interior Kitchen and 1000 Longboat Club Road bathrooms David Lapovsky $100,130 Alteration Linda Cahill $40,000 5393 GMD Pool Sherry King $38,500 6832 Pine St. Henry Adomonis $33,000 2120 Harbourside Drive Kitchen Window Edwin Rogers $31,340 673 Tarawitt Drive Pool Jonas and Maria Lindvall $28,130 520 Harbor Cay Lane Trellis, roof L’Ambiance and beam Condominium Association $28,000 415 L’Ambiance Drive Re-roof Peter Stearns $28,000 3181 Bayou Sound Pool Spanish Main Yacht Club $27,609 5700 GMD Stanley Melowic, trustee $25,000 2157 Harbourside Drive Bathroom Skylights, garage doors and shutters Robert Hart $23,526 3312 Bayou Road Remove drywall, paint and flooring Victor Severino $20,000 1241 GMD Bath Harvey Westervelt $20,000 3630 GMD Walker Collier Roof Real Estate Holding $19,600 611 Triton Bend 6600 Bayou Demolition Bayou Hammock Property $15,000 Hammock Road 1241 GMD Drywall David Meister $15,000 Doors and window Christopher Grella $14,240 3235 GMD Lift and dock Mark and Leslie Backes $12,662 573 Halyard Lane Patricia Wermuth $12,400 2010 Harbourside Drive Stairs Kitchen and bathroom Sandra Skierkowski $10,000 1485 GMD Re-roof Julius Rauch III $9,775 714 Norton St. Windows Roger Goldstein $9,389.78 3806 GMD Lift and dock Joshua Banks $8,856 560 Lyons Lane Re-roof Gregory Ciccelo $6,985 7012 Palm Drive Shutters John Ciko Jr. $6,504 6839 GMD Joel Ehrenpreis $6,500 3411 Winding Oaks Drive Pool Jack Schwarz $6,239 540 Harbor Point Road Dock 909 Spanish Drive N. Windows Anthony and Laurie Musso $6,161 Dock Neal Colton $5,190 530 Harbor Gate Way Enclose lanai Helen Owen $4,000 748 Marbury Lane Pilings Jane Wittlinger, trustee $1,847 590 Channel Lane 548 Lyons Lane Garage door Margery Meltzer $1,300 Joanna Donahue $960 605 Jungle Queen Way Garage door

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523 Sutton Pl # 523 #A3941718 $219,000 Bruce & Jenine Meyer

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91 (1971)

47 (1926)

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92 (1974)

45 (1977)

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91 (1996)

45 (1928)

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Items Under $200 For Sale ADVERTISE YOUR MERCHANDISE with the total value of all items $200 or less in this section for FREE! Limit 1 ad per month, 15 words or less. Price must be included next to each item. No commercial advertising. Ad runs 2 consecutive weeks in 1 Observer. (No phone calls please.) (Please provide your name and address) Email ad to: classified@yourobserver.com Online at: www.yourobserver.com Or mail to: The Observer Group P.O. Box 3169 Sarasota, Fl 34230 DISHWASHER FOR sale, $175.00 or make offer. 941-487-8450, Jeanne or Nancy. LOVESEAT FROM Pamaro Furniture: Yellow with primary color accents. Fine and clean condition. $100.00. 941-383-1030.

Garage/Moving/Estate Sales MAGNIFICENT ESTATE SALE • Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 3-5, 9a.m.-5p.m. • Friday numbers out at 8a.m. 4120 Tee Road Sarasota, FL 34235 Beautiful Selection of Sterling Silver, Estate Jewelry Incl. Diamonds & Gold, American Coins, WWII Memorabilia & Sword, Danish Modern Furniture, 2 Dining Room Sets w/ Chairs, End Tables & Set of Nesting Tables, Bookcases, Bedroom Sets, 2 Sleeper Sofas, Executive Desk, Patio Furniture, Assorted Crystalware, Area Rugs, Oil Paintings, Assorted Kitchenware, 2006 Suzuki Reno w/ 46k Miles, Wet Saw & Table Saw All Kinds of Assorted Bric-a-Brac.

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Boat Slips For Rent/Sale BOAT SLIP FOR RENT. High, dry, indoor marina. Excellent S. Longboat boating location. Call 941-371-1866. BOAT SLIP on Longboat Key, Unit-2124, on first level. For Rent/Sale. $295/mo. Minimum 6/mos. 708-267-6704. FOR RENT. Inside boat slip at The Boat House, Longboat Key. Up to 25’ LOA. Great location. $225/mo. 352-634-4788. LONGBOAT KEY Moorings Boat Slip for Rent. Yacht Club Slip N-7, accommodates up to 45 ft. Boat with Electric, Water, & Wi-fi. $400/mo. 941-928-1542. LONGBOAT KEY: Indoor boat slip for rent. Top Level, 30/ft. length x 8/ft 6 beam x 9/ft. 10 height. 941-806-8500.

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THRIFT SHOP: THE LORD’S WAREHOUSE. Next to Longboat Island Chapel. Mon., Wed., & Sat., 9a.m.-1p.m. Clothes, jewelry, furniture, other items. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 941-383-4738.

Jewelry

ENGAGEMENT RING. OUTSTANDING 3.03 CT FANCY YELLOW. Emerald cut VVS center stone with 2 plus ct. side stones in 18 kt white gold mounting. Will appraise over 50k. Sell now 28k firm. Fabulous ring, must see. Fred, 941 650 8080.

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

Storage

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

Help Wanted PART TIME Beach Attendant wanted for Longboat Key resort. Must have sailing experience, enjoy working outdoors and be service oriented. To apply call, 941-383-5511.

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Homes For Rent

WANTED: MARINA help. Fork lift operators and deck hands. Will train deck hand with boating experience. Call Doug, Cortez High and Dry Marina. 941-795-3625.

ANNUAL RENTAL. Couple from Sweden are looking for condo or house to rent for 1-2 years. Possible option to buy. Call our agent Helmer. 941-592-8853 - Int. Real Estate.

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BEACHPLACE, LBK. Casual beachfront living in 2BR/2BA, balcony condo. Olympic pool, health club, tennis courts. Available April through December, $2000/mo. Also available January through March, $5000/mo. Call for info. Contact Elizabeth/NYC. 212-570-2950. L’AMBIANCE, LONGBOAT KEY. Beach front 2BR/3BA condo on high floor with wrap-around deck, 270 degree views over the Gulf, Sarasota Bay and LBK Club. Sunrises, sunsets with light all day through floor to ceiling windows in all rooms. View at: www.thephotos.smugmug.com Call John at 203-984-8477 E-mail: garment@optonline.net LBK CONDO at Seaplace: 1369/sq.ft., 2BR/2BA, fully furnished, few steps from beach. Enjoy Gulf views and sunsets. Clubhouse, fitness center, tennis courts, 2 Gulfside heated pools, spa included. Available May 1, 2013. $3000/mo. Annual rent preferred. 941-321-0915. LONGBOAT BAYPORT BTC- 2BR 2BA Gulf front views- wifi-Monthly rentals 813-541-8876.

PLAYERS CLUB - LBK. Totally renovated, beautifully furnished, 2BD/2BA w/ gorgeous SW Gulf views. Olympic pool, Har-Tru tennis, exercise rm., 24 hr. security. Avail. seasonal or annual - $2,000 $5,000. (513)265-0988 louise213@aol.com

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GRAND BAY ANTIGA: 3BR/3.5BA. Prime southern view of city. 2 parking spaces, $999,000. Call David, 941-928-3447.

Homes For Rent $1,950/MO.: ANNUAL Rental. 3BR/3BA, Longboat Key. Across street from private beach. Updated views, garage, 55+. 941-232-1357.

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Vacation/Seasonal Rentals CASA DEL MAR BEACH RESORT RENTALS 4 NIGHT MIN. GULF FRONT/ GULF VIEW Reservations: 941-383-5549 Visa/ MC Fax: 941-383-7925 “Take our video tour at” www.casadelmar.net Office Open 7 Days, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 34228

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“Where People Return Year After Year” “INTENTIONALLY BETTER” DIRECT GULF: 2BR/2BA, LBK condo. New kitchen, washer & dryer, pool, tennis. August 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. 3/month minimum. Non-smoking. No pets. 201-694-9222. Exceptional Vacation Rentals Since 1994 Homes & Condominiums Studios to Six Bedrooms Beachfront, Intercoastal or Garden Excellent Service & Staff FLORIDA VACATION CONNECTION www.FLvacationconnection.com 941-387-9709 877-705-2460

GULFFRONT: LONGBOAT TERRACE 2BR/2BA condo. 2014 Seasonal rental. Tastefully decorated. BOOK NOW. 321-279-3610. L’AMBIANCE, LONGBOAT KEY. Beach front 2BR/3BA condo on high floor with wrap-around deck, 270 degree views over the Gulf, Sarasota Bay and LBK Club. Sunrises, sunsets with light all day through floor to ceiling windows in all rooms. 3 month minimum. View at: www.thephotos.smugmug.com Call 203-984-8477 E-mail: garment@optonline.net LBK BEACHFRONT 1BR & 3BR condos, heated pool, furnished. Starting at $1000 weekly. Outrigger Resort, 941-383-3844. LBK BEACHPLACE Condo. Beachfront, 2BR/2BA. Elegantly furnished, internet access, heated pool, covered parking, exercise room. Available Aug., Sept., Oct., Dec., 2013 & Feb. & March, 2014. Non-smoking/ pets. By owner. 941-383-1884. LBK: 3BR/2.5BA, garage, W/D, 2 pools, beach access. Oct. through March. 2 month minimum. 724-843-3108. LBK: TIFFANY Plaza Beachfront Condos, 1st floor, 2BR/2BA, W/D in units, walk out to beach. Furnished, heated pool, covered parking. 1 mo. min. 941-383-3338. LIDO BEACH Vacation paradise. 1 & 2 bedroom condos overlooking beautiful Lido Beach. Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental condo. 1-800-734-3370. LONGBOAT KEY BEACH FRONT, 1BR, 2BA Sands Point condo with Gulf views, large living room, den and beautifully renovated kitchen. 2-3 Month minimum. Call 203-984-8477 or email: garment@optonline.net

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SUSAN SHAUGHNESSY. Your private nurse for home/hospital. MA/FL Licensed (RN3001642). References. 941-761-2656.

Resort Properties, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker Full Service Condominium Management 941-388-3921 - 888-388-3921 941-650-1857 Visit us at: resortproperties.pro LONGBOAT KEY. Gulf front, heated pool on beach, 1BR/1BA condo, full kitchen, dining, sleeps/4, king pillowtop. 617-328-7145, 857-939-1049. ON THE Gulf w/pool. 1BR condo, sleeps 4. Nicely furnished, cable, phone, full kitchen, living, dining area, W/D in building. Weekly or Monthly. May through January. $1600/mo. 351-5101. PLAYERS CLUB Penthouse: Summer rental 2013. 3BR/3.5BA, 7 rooms, furnished, rooftop courtyard, 4 Har Tru tennis courts, parking garage. 3 month minimum $2600 +utilities monthly. E-mail: dterry285@aol.com or 941-778-3687. PRIVATEER WINTER 2014. 3 month rental. 2BR/2BA with full Gulf views. Pool, tennis, beautiful beach and watch complete sunsets from two balconies. Please call 1-203-803-0655 for more information. PROPERTY OWNERS We need weekly LBK rentals to add to our inventory! A Paradise Vacation Rentals 941-778-4800

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

Cleaning 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. EUROPEAN HOUSE Cleaning. Honest, Hard working, Experienced. Weekly, Biweekly, Year round Ref. available. Call Renata at (941) 328-2347.

Computer Services Cmagik - LBK resident, servicing our island year round for over 12 yrs. Bachelors Degree with 20 yrs. experience, PC or MAC. Professional help with computers, iPad/iPhones and tutoring. References upon request. Call Cort: 383-3878, 587-5588 cmagik.com OWN A MAC/IPHONE/IPAD? MacTutor offers 21 years experience. Unlimited free telephone follow up. (941)812-3887 www.FLMacTutor.com

WANTED TO RENT: LONGBOAT KEY. Vacation condo, 2BR, Gulf or Bayside. February and March, 2014. Pet friendly for small Terrier. Excellent references. E-mail: leonoffman@rogers.com or 416-445-1707.

20 years design background. Licensed - Insured - LBK Resident References upon request. 941-383-2659

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Transportation

Call Ashdown Flooring, Inc. LICENSED (941) 726-3077 INSURED

ISLAND SEDAN Serving Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, West Bradenton and St. Armands Towncar Service Rates: To or From: Tampa International Airport: $80 St. Pete/Clearwater Airport: $75 Sarasota/Bradenton Airport: $35 Call for rates to other locations Local and Long Distance 941-730-8803 islandsedan@gmail.com www.islandsedan.com

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CAREGIVER IS available for traveling, baths, meds, assist with bills. Full time or part time. Reference. 941-545-5992. PRIVATE DUTY Caregiver: reliable, compassion, trustworthy, and consistent with client care. Years of experiences. Lic./ Ins. Excellent references. Not an agency. Please call 941.380.0130.

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.

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Reservations 941-383-6127 Visa/ MC 800-352-0367 5360 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 101 Longboat Key, FL 34228 Rental office 9a.m. - 5p.m. M-F

LAKEWOOD RANCH LAWN & LANDSCAPE LLC. Unhappy with your current lawn service? Try us for free! First month free with no contract. We offer complete lawn care and landscaping services. FREE ESTIMATES. 941-373-5110

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Floors, bathrooms, showers, backsplashes, patio and pool decks.

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J.E. BLACKWOOD Landscape Gardener Ornamental Horticulture Excellent References Reliable Caretaking 42 yrs. Experience - Estate Trained 941-580-5366

RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer. Drive your car North or South and back. 941-713-1596.

SUTTON PLACE: corner bay front condo, full view to Downtown Sarasota. Fully updated, luxuriously furnished owner's residence. Direct sea wall frontage. All amenities, beach restrooms, etc. Available 2013 & January 2014. Call 314.725.1400.

WEEKLY RENTALS. Luxurious, fully furnished 1 - 4 bedrooms. Condominiums and Cottages. Beach to Bay. On-site management. Pools, tennis, boat slips. Visit: www.FloridaRent.com for information and virtual tours. 800-333-7335, 941-383-3117.

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ROGER SELLS LUXURY WATERFRONT PROPERTY For the third time in five years, Roger has been named: #1 Realtor in both Sarasota and Manatee Counties • #1 Single Coldwell Banker agent for all of Florida

ROGER SELLS SARASOTA BAY

ROGER SELLS LONGBOAT KEY

The charming community of Sapphire Shores is comprised of waterfront custombuilt luxury homes and is centrally located just minutes from Ringling Museum, downtown Sarasota and Indian Beach. Situated on the open bay with no bridges and on deep sailboat water, this home is ideal for even the novice yachtsman.

The epitome of the Longboat Key lifestyle, this home offers the best of both worlds. Centrally located near Longboat Key Club’s first-class facilities and minutes from St. Armand’s Circle and white sandy beaches. With the beach in your backyard and a private dock just across the street, you will never need to leave.

350southshoredrive.com

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5 bedrooms, 3½ baths

Palatial estate with views of the bay and downtown Sarasota. 5BR plus office, formal living and dining rooms. Heated pool. Spacious 3-car garage.

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6171gulfofmexicodrive.com

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5 bedrooms, 5½ baths

Perfect Gulf breezes and ideal sunsets from this beachfront home. Situated on 1+ acre site with an extended, gated entry. Also includes dock.

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SORRENTO SHORES

grandbay156.com Southern exposure! 3BR/3½BA, Antigua plan offers sprawling bay, city and golf course views from every room. $1,390,000

435LambianceK505.com Gulf to bay views at every turn, 3BR/3BA, all new windows and sliders, 2 terraces, 2 covered parking spaces. $1,995,000

582southspoonbilldrive.com Light and bright home with 100’ of water frontage. Sweeping views of the bay, direct access to the Gulf. $2,649,000

LONGBOAT BAYSIDE

THE OAKS 332bananapatchcourt.com Cliff Scholz-designed 4+BR with over 5,000 feet of quality construction on the bayside. Spectacular outdoor living areas. $1,095,000

LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS

7100longboatdriveeast.com A boater’s dream with deep-water dockage and multiple boat lifts, this property offers two separate homes. $1,295,000

RITZ TOWER RESIDENCES longboatkeytowersn802.com Gorgeous 2BR/2BA direct Gulf residence. Enjoy Gulf sunsets on one private terrace and bay breezes on the other terrace. $995,000

BUTTONWOOD COVE

grandbay246.com Light and bright 3BR/3½BA Antigua. Wraparound terrace, far-reaching bay and city views, 4th-floor residence. $1,295,000 grandbay241.com Lovely 3BR direct bayfront Antigua with wraparound terraces and 2,900+ living space. Many upgrades throughout. $1,195,000 grandbay325.com South side 3BR/3½BA Biscayne with marina and city views. Walls of windows. $829,000 grandbay315.com Charming 3BR/3½BA Biscayne with wonderful updates and iews of the bay and twinkling lights of downtown. $829,000 grandbay212.com 3BR/3½BA Biscayne plan with wraparound bay and pool views. In wonderful condition. May be purchased furnished. $759,000

SEAPLACE seaplaceg8301.com Spacious corner residence. Light and bright with winter sunsets. Furnished. $549,500 seaplaceg8406.com Gulf views from this top-floor 2BR/2BA. Updated kitchen and 9' ceilings. $419,000 seaplaceg1211.com Spacious 2BR/2BA with upstairs living area. Steps to the beach. Furnished. $339,000 seaplaceg4204.com Terrific value, this 2BR is located in the popular G-4 building. $309,000

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SANDS POINT sandspoint116.com Gorgeous Gulf views, completely updated, 2BR residence. Furnished. $1,195,000

buttonwoodcove304.com SANCTUARY Bay views, beach in your “backyard,” includes 535Sanctuarydrive203.com deeded boat dock. Furnished. $399,000 This 3BR/3BA is light and bright. Includes one covered parking space. $799,000

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ritztowerresidences503.com Stunning sunsets from nearly every room in this 3BR residence. Furnished. $1,495,000

2405bayshoreroad.com Expansive multi-faceted estate on more than 200' of water frontage. A main home, guest cottage and a private theater. $1,995,000

1015bogeylane.com 4BR plus den with views down the canal out to the bay. Upgraded finishes. $1,895,000

ROGER C. PETTINGELL LUXURY WATERFRONT SPECIALIST

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