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Chalk festival outlines possible move A relocation of the festival in 2014, to the Rosemary District could alleviate the concerns of some Burns Square business owners.
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A possible move of the 2014 Sarasota Chalk Festival from Burns Square to the Rosemary District could mean a wider expanse of asphalt for pavement art, nearby parking for eventgoers and a new scene in an area slated for redevelopment.
It could also alleviate a contentious situation in which some Burns Square merchants have vocally protested the duration of the festival, saying it has caused a disruption to their businesses because only one main street runs through the heart of the
quaint commercial district. Denise Kowal, founder and chairwoman of the Chalk Festival, said she is considering moving the festival to another location near downtown, and one of those possibilities is Lemon Avenue in the Rosemary District.
In November 2007, the first year of the event, about 5,000 people attended, and it hosted 22 artists. Last year’s event hosted 500 artists, including 50 international artists, who expressed their talent for 200,000 eventgoers during the 10-day festival. Last year’s chalk festival, which has always been held in Burns
SEE CHALK / PAGE 2A
+ Awesome trip Pine View freshman Zachary Jordan organized a kayaking trip Sunday, May 5 through Awesome Water Experiences (A.W.E.), a program he started to get kids more involved in water sports. Jordan took 10 “littles” and 10 “bigs” from Big Brother Big Sisters on a kayaking tour through the South Lido mangrove tunnels. Zachary recruited FLOW Paddle Tours to donate the kayaks for the day, and Sarasota Yacht Club provided lunch for the event. Jordan hopes to continue A.W.E a few times a year.
+ Easy as pie Sarasota resident Pam Krouse judged the 2013 American Pie Council Crisco National Pie Championship April 25 through April 28, in Orlando. Krouse judged about 18 mixed-berry pies Friday, April 26. She remembers making pies with her grandmother when she was a child.
Riley Stroth and Christian Soloranzo play a water game at Ashton Elementary School’s World Series Day Friday, May 3, at Twin Lakes Park. Fifth-graders recreated the 1992 and 2007 World Series games. For more photos, see page 12A.
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Future of former Quay land lies in court case + Sand man Siesta Key’s resident master sand sculptor, Brian Wigelsworth, won second place at the Texas Sand Fest Master Sand Sculpting Competition April 25 through April 28, in Port Aransas, Texas. Wigelsworth competed in the doubles competition with Matt Long, one of the stars of the Travel Channel show, “Sand Masters.”
A handful of investors and developers have recently shown interest in the property, but numerous challenges to its purchase and development could keep it in limbo.
A foreclosure lawsuit holding the city’s single most prime piece of vacant land in litigation could be resolved later this month when the suit involving the 14-acre former Sarasota Quay property goes to trial before a judge. The property, located at Fruit-
ville Road and U.S. 41, has been in litigation for 21 months, after a $1 billion proposed project fell apart when Dublin developer Patrick Kelly and his partners felt the burn of the real-estate crash. They were unable to stay current on the mortgage.
Twelfth Circuit Court Judge Charles E. Williams ordered the trial to be held May 20 to May 22, with a mandatory docket sounding May 16. The upcoming hearing could mark an end to the longstanding dispute between lender Anglo Irish Bank Corp.
and the previous owners, including Kelly, a Dublin developer, and partners. Kelly and partners purchased the Quay property in 2004 for $60 million. Two years later, they
SEE QUAY / PAGE 6A
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CHALK / FROM PAGE 1A Square, carried a “Circus City” theme; the 2013 festival will honor veterans. “We’ve grown in five years to a massive success,” Kowal said. But, as the festival has grown, it has frustrated some Burns Square business owners, who have voiced concern that the closure of South Pineapple Avenue and other side streets during last year’s lengthy festival deterred local and seasonal customers from frequenting their businesses and could continue to do so during future events. LeeAnne Swor, owner of L. Boutique at 556 S. Pineapple Ave., said she thinks Rosemary would be a better location for the festival. “It has gotten to be such a big event with so many people coming now, that it has outgrown Burns Court,” Swor said. Swor was frustrated with the 10-day street closure in November and the wall murals that remained after the festival is over. “They say the theme was circus, and we have an evil Mickey Mouse riding a mechanical swan,” Swor said about the mural on the Herald Square building at 530 S. Orange Ave. The mural, by Pixel Pancho, is called “Stork.” At the same time, some residents and eventgoers have voiced support for a festival that brings in so many people and artists to downtown. Kowal said she would consider moving the annual street-art festival if the city repaved Lemon Avenue, from Fruitville Road to 10th Street. The newly paved asphalt would create a better canvas for the street art, Kowal said. In the city’s current budget, Lemon Avenue is slated for resurfacing in August 2014, which would be just in time for the festival, if it moved. “If it gets repaved, it’s not off the table,” Kowal said in an interview with the Sarasota Observer last Thursday. Kowal said she would rather try to keep the Chalk Festival in the downtown core where people can park and walk along Main Street or Pineapple Avenue. But in
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For the 2012 Chalk Festival, 200,000 eventgoers came to Burns Square, as did 500 artists over the course of 10 days. Some Burns Square merchants, however, say the festival should not be more than two or three days. an April 25 email to City Commissioner Paul Caragiulo, Kowal wrote that organizers were interested in holding the festival on Lemon Avenue, from Fruitville Road to 10th Street, and that they had spoken with some businesses in Rosemary. “They are excited about the possibility,” Kowal wrote to the commissioner. Kowal said the street closures will be limited to six days for the 2013 Chalk Festival, scheduled for Nov. 13 to Nov. 18, because of less 3-D art, which takes more time to set up. The 10-day chalk festival street closure this year was the impetus behind the newly created Burns Court Neighborhood Association (BCNA) formed to give merchants a voice about issues that come before City Hall. Marnie Matarese, real-estate broker,with J Wood Realty in Burns Square and secretary of BCNA, said the six-day closure planned for November is still too long. “If she wants to continue with it being six days, I believe many merchants would say go ahead and move it,” Matarese said. Kowal said organizers have been focused on elevating the annual event to the best international pavement art festival, and
supporters would be upset if it had to be moved from Burns Square. “The festival is embraced by 99.99% of the community,” Kowal said. One of those residents is Lisa Silvestri, a travel agent has donated her time to work with the Chalk Festival staff in arranging travel for many of the artists and some visitors. “I cannot imagine the festival taking place anywhere but the Burns Court area of the city,” Silvestri wrote to commissioners May 6. “The ambience, central location, parking and shops make this location perfect for the city, county and visitors to come together.” Supporter Kafi Benz said the festival brings a large economic impact to the city, noting that Sarasota County’s annual economic impact report showed a photo from the Chalk Festival on the third page. According to Kowal, the estimated total economic impact of the Chalk Festival in 2011 was $9 million. Despite the shorter festival, dozens have spoken out against the multiple-day street closure at recent City Commission meetings. Opponents of the longer festival say two or three days should be the maxi-
During their Monday, May 6 regular meeting, commissioners approved a limited fee waiver for this year’s Sarasota Chalk Festival, to be held Nov. 13 to Nov. 18. Commissioner Shannon Snyder made the motion to approve a grant waiver in the amount of $2,780 — the same amount the city waived for last year’s 10-day event. Chalk Festival organizers had requested an additional waiver fee of $4,488 to $10,342 to cover the cost of city police services. The commission did not approve the additional waiver. City commissioners also directed city staff to draft new rules for event organizers holding events in the city that would require a street closure longer than two days. One possibility is to have such events go through a public City Commission-approval process six months before the event. “The sponsor would be required to have a community meeting prior to coming to the City Commission,” Deputy City Manager Marlon Brown said of the prospective new rules for mum duration for a street closure in Burns Square. At the May 6 meeting, city commissioners directed city staff to draft new rules for event organizers holding city events that would require a street closure more than two days’ in duration. (See sidebar.) Mariana Cotton, a resident of Burns Court, sent an email April 30 to city commissioners: “These inconsiderate, noisy and destructive people roam through our property leaving a wake of trash … No event that stops normal life needs to be more than three days.” Kowal said the multiple-day street closures are needed to give artists time and space to create more in-depth artwork, including 3-D art.
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Residents share their opinions on upcoming runoff election Citizens are voting early, or preparing to vote, in the upcoming City Commission runoff election for two at-large seats. The election takes place May 14. Dorfman leads recent fundraising reporting period Before the May 14 City Commission runoff election, the three candidates stepped up their fundraising campaigns. Richard Dorfman led the way during the most recent campaign-finance reporting period, from April 6 to April 19, with $11,960 in campaign contributions. Thus far, he has collected a total of $57,516. Susan Chapman collected $3,675 from April 6 to April 19. Thus far, Chapman has collected a total of $27,755 in campaign donations. Incumbent Suzanne Atwell collected $2,550 during the recent campaign-contribution period. Thus far, Atwell has collected a total of $24,238. Candidates can collect a maximum of $200 from an individual donor.
How much do you know about the upcoming election? We asked several Sarasota residents. Visit YourObserver.com to see the video.
Plans to vote on Election Day “Economic development issues are the most important. I’m concerned about the noise issue, because it affects residents. Every city I have lived in has had noise and downtown residents, so I don’t understand the issue. I met the mayor; she impressed me. I like Dorfman’s business background. I think that is crucial now.”
Voted absentee “I think Chapman has the most experience with the city. She has experience with the planning board and with the Hudson Bayou Neighborhood Association. She has a deeper understanding than someone who has just come here. I think Dorfman has big plans for development without any regard for transportation or community input. I don’t think we should neglect Suzanne Atwell, but I voted for one person.
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Voted early “We’ve already voted. We voted for Suzanne Atwell and Mr. Dorfman. Those two came and talked to us (at a neighborhood meeting), and we were very impressed. I would like to see them do something to tie together downtown to Rosemary. “I would like to see more people vote. It was 15% in the last election.”
Plans to vote on Election Day “The (City) Commission is the only government that has a direct effect on the community. It’s important. I have to do some research before Tuesday. I don’t want to be an ignorant voter.”
Voted early on Saturday “I voted early on Saturday, for Chapman. I like that she is committed to the neighborhood associations. Development is my big concern.”
WHAT OTHERS SAID ... “I am supporting Richard Dorfman. “I don’t think they have a handle on the issues. I think they don’t understand the marketplace of Sarasota.” ... “I think Susan Chapman has never grasped the realities of what it takes to build a community. “ ... “Well, all I need to say is Atwell comes from the administration that brought us the parking meter. I think that’s self-explanatory.” ... “I think building a healthy, strong community for everyone who lives here, and ensuring good services for all people — minorities and the homeless.” ... “I think Sarasota needs to offer those services and, to do that, we need to create a vibrant downtown by having controlled growth by having a dense urban area that can give us a decent tax base that can provide services.” — Bonnie Harner “I live in the neighborhood fighting the Walmart superstore. I think Chapman will be on the side of small business compared to the other two candidates. “I know the bullet points of where (the candidates) stand. “They are all running on economy. It just differs how they talk about it, which is at the forefront for locals and the media.” — Melissa Russ “I think it is important to have a person who represents what I want to happen in Sarasota. “I think zoning is important. Zoning is probably the main thing; density and impacts in your neighborhood. And the homeless.” — Barbara Sassenmamay
Plans for the four single-family home project will be presented at a May 21 community meeting. Four new single-family Whitaker Bayou homes with docks are slated for construction on Sylvan Drive. The project, which borders the neighborhoods of Indian Beach and Tahiti Beach, has some neighborhood support, unlike a previous, controversial development on the same property. Anthony DeLoach’s Bayou by the Bay purchased the 1.13 acres for $2.8 million in 2004. Then, in 2007, Bayou by the Bay LLC secured a re-zone from single-family to multi-family, and planned to build six dwelling units in three buildings, as well as a clubhouse and other amenities, Community Meeting according to city of — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sarasota planning May 21, in Room paperwork. 112, City Hall, 1565 In 2010, the site First St., Sarasota. A plan for that project representative for First expired. America Bank will presTahiti Beach Neighborhood Assoent plans for four homes ciation President Jenand will ask neighbors nifer Ahearn-Koch for feedback. opposed the previous project to build a six-unit, multi-family development that met vocal neighborhood protest, including the opposition of the Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Neighborhood Association, whose members said that the property should not be re-zoned. The project was never built, and in January 2012, First America Bank received ownership of the property for $615,000. First America Bank, which owns the land at 1114, 1124 and 1140 Sylvan Drive, will hold a community workshop May 21, at City Hall, to present plans to neighbors and get feedback on the new develpment. The homes will each feature a dock and waterfront view, said Allen Langford, president of First America Bank. The bank has been trying to be a good neighbor by proposing a project that fits in the neighborhood and demolishing rundown structures that were on the property, Langford said. Langford said the bank will put together a marketing plan after the city approval process and decide how the homes will be sold. “Will we sell it to a developer, or sell individual lots? We do have some options, but we need to get it zoned properly first,” Langford said. Yvonne Lacey, a resident who lives a block from the project in Indian Beach, said she is relieved that single-family homes will be going in, and that views of the bayou will not be blocked. “I’m so happy something will be done with the property that is going to be positive,” Lacey said. Lacey said the neighborhood has an eclectic mix of larger homes and smaller homes, but neighbors want to keep the area single family. Lacey was relieved when the bank tore down two of the homes on Sylvan Drive that she said were becoming rundown and being used for illegal uses. Ahearn-Koch agreed that the new proposed project of homes fits better in the surrounding neighborhood. “The neighborhood is single family right now, and single family fits in with single family,” AhearnKoch said. “We are an old established Florida neighborhood, and it is important to maintain and value neighborhoods like this.”
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+ City settles State Street Sunshine complaint The city has entered a settlement with Citizens for Sunshine that allows the city to move ahead with a State Street public garage project. On April 23, Citizens for Sunshine made a settlement offer to the city of Sarasota concerning the complaint involving the selection of a contractor for the public parking garage. Citizens for Sunshine filed a complaint in March alleging a violation of the Sunshine Law in the city’s selection of a construction and design firm slated to build the new public parking garage on State Street. The legal action alleged the scoring and ranking of bidders on the proposed construction of the $7.3 million State Street parking garage was changed and occurred out of the Sunshine and without notice to the public, according to a press release Citizens for Sunshine sent March 12. Using the Public Records Act, Citizens for Sunshine obtained scoresheets ranking the bidders that indicated bid scores were crossed out and altered. City Attorney Bob Fournier said the issue arose when the scoresheet for A.D. Morgan was changed due to an inadvertent city staff error when points were not added during
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CORRECTION: The May 16 date for the community workshop for the proposed Hub Pub listed in the May 2 issue of the Sarasota Observer was incorrect. It already occurred.
the previous meeting for A.D. Morgan being a minority business enterprise (MBE). City staff then added in the missing points, a change that moved up A.D. Morgan’s ranking in the selection process. After the lawsuit was filed, the selection committee re-convened March 15 at a meeting held in the Sunshine to “cure” the previous violation. The calculations were then explained in an open public meeting, according to an email update from Fournier to city commissioners.
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Sarasota Police Department narcotics unit detectives arrested two men charged with running a large-scale marijuana operation from their Park East home. At a press conference Monday, Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino announced the arrest of Anthony L. Snead, 66, and Andy M. Charlton, 38. Snead is charged with possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell and Charlton is charged with Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Sell and Transportation of Drug Paraphernalia. On April 23, detectives recovered five pounds of marijuana from Snead’s home at 635 Audubon Place, Sarasota. Codenamed “Operation Hammerhead,” DiPino said detectives discovered that Snead was buying marijuana at $5,000 per pound and selling it at a higher rate for profit. Five pounds of marijuana were found in his home, and police estimate that Snead was buying $780,000 to $1 million worth of marijuana a year to sell at a higher profit. Linda Holland, a neighborhood advocate in the neighborhood of Gillespie Park, said residents in Park East, directly across U.S. 301 from Gillespie Park, have been frustrated with consistent drug activity in the area. “It sends a very clear message to the drug dealers,” Holland, who attended the press conference Monday, said of the arrest. “Park East has had problems for many
+ Village Association names its new officers and board At their regular meeting, Tuesday, May 7, members of the Siesta Key Village Association elected their new president, officers and board of directors. The new officers are President Cheryl Gaddie, Vice President Kay Kouvatsos, Secretary Helene Hyland and Treasurer Roz Hyman. The new board of directors includes former President Russell Matthes, Bob Kirscher, Mark Smith, Wendall Jacobsen, Keith Cipielewski, Dave Magee, Gaddie Glen Capetta, Rami Nehme, Jeff Madden and Anne Johnson. Incoming president Gaddie says she looks forward to continuing to foster relationships within the Village and staying on top of big issues on the Key, such as the upcoming beach project and noise issues. “My biggest immediate goal is to increase communication between the north and south ends of the Key,” she says. “It’s a small island, and everyone needs to know what’s going on.” She says the role of president is made easier by the quality of her fellow SKVA members. “You have such strong leadership with the board of directors and officers,” she says. “I’m excited to work with them. It makes the role of president not so challenging.”
City Commission Meeting Wrap up At the Sarasota City Commission meeting Monday, May 6, commissioners:
+ Historic parcel on Casey Key sells for $4.6 million Representing the largest transaction of a vacant parcel on Casey Key since April 2010, a vacant parcel sold Wednesday, May 1, for $4.6 million to unidentified buyers. The property had been in the Potter and Bertha Honore Palmer family for several generations. The property that sold in April 2010 was three parcels to its north and sold for $5.95 million. Both properties are located in Palmers Northerly subdivision, which in 1925 fell into the possession of the Palmer Family in a land swap with the state. Since then, the property has been passed down through several generations of Palmer descendants and has never changed hands via recorded deed. Nora Johnson and Linda Dickinson, of Michael Saunders & Co., were the listing agents on the property. Nicole Hammons-Dovgopolyi, with the Palmer Ranch office of Michael Saunders & Co., represented the buyers.
+ Commissioners approve North Trail Overlay District During its Monday, May 6 regular meeting, the City Commission approved on second reading a North Trail Overlay District (NTOD). But, the approved overlay district came sans an initial proposal to allow city staff the ability to move certain development adjustments through an administrative site plan review instead relying on the authority of commissioners. Several business and property owners on the North Trail said the overlay district would
• Voted unanimously to make the playground area at Payne Park a pet-free area. “We need to protect kids as well as pet owners,” said City Commissioner Terry Turner. They also unanimously voted to extend a leash regulation to Payne Park. The change, which the city’s Parks, Recreation and Environmental Protection advisory board recommended, requires dog owners to keep their dogs on a leash at the park. Such a leash law had not been previously in place at the park. • Approved a Comprehensive Plan change that would clear the way for Downtown Edge or Downtown Neighborhood Edge zoning for 35 acres of property located west of Ed Smith Stadium. “I think we are going in the right direction,” Commissioner Shannon Snyder said about the change to the Future Land Use map. not be effective without that element. The administrative site plan review was designed to encourage developers to redevelop aging motels and other properties on the North Trail. The amended version of the overlay district does not give enough incentive for redevelopment on the North Trail, said Marietta Lee, who runs the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy on the south end of the North Trail. “I own three properties on the North Trail, and I feel this would not help my situation at all,” Lee said. Residents who live near the North Trail were divided on the overlay district.
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years,” Holland said. According to police, “Operation Hammerhead” began in September after an anonymous complaint that Snead was selling drugs. Detectives began gathering intelligence and conducting surveillance, and they quickly discovered the case was likely larger than originally suspected. Using a variety of investigative methods, detectives discovered Snead was involved in a large-scale marijuana sales operation based out of his rented home.
On April 23, Citizens for Sunshine representatives offered to dismiss the lawsuit if the city provides a training session on the Sunshine Law to the city’s purchasing division staff within two months and pay the plaintiffs’ attorney’s fee and costs (of $10,692). The settlement would allow the parkinggarage project to move forward. “It has been settled, and the stipulation has been signed,” said City Attorney Bob Fournier. “The project can go on.”
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The 14-acre, vacant site was once home to Patrick Kelly’s vision for a $1 billion condoretail-office-hotel development. ting through the property, to necessary traffic improvements that a developer would be responsible for funding. The parcel remains a key piece of land that could spur other development on the bayfront and downtown. “That is the most important property in the city,” said City Commissioner Shannon Snyder. A mixed-use development on the property would have a profound ripple effect on the real-estate market and spur other development, Snyder said. He is considering a trip to Ireland to meet with officials and speed along a resolution if the upcoming local court hearing doesn’t prompt one. “It would radiate north into the Central
Cocoanut area, Rosemary and the North Trail,” Snyder said of a project. “We can’t do anything with the cultural district until we get that property situated,” Snyder said. “It all hinges on that one property.” Andy Dorr, of Sarasota-based Githler Development, had been previously watching the property as a possible development site. “I’m sure a lot of people would be interested in it,” Dorr said. As for Githler Development making a pitch, Dorr said it is too early to tell. The Quay land is considered one of the best tracts for development statewide, with bay views and close proximity to down-
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doubled the size of the project when they spent $20 million to acquire the El Vernona condominiums next to the Quay site. The group later obtained city approval to construct as many as 600 condominiums in four high-rise towers, about 150,000 square feet of retail space and 70,000 square feet of office space. Kelly’s Irish American Management development company defaulted on $110 million in loans and interest, according to paperwork filed with the Sarasota County Clerk of Court. Anglo Irish Bank brought about foreclosure action in June 2011. A ruling favorable to Anglo Irish Bank Corp. would likely mean the Irish government-run bank would begin marketing the property between the bay and U.S. 41, at 333 N. Tamiami Trail, for sale to recoup losses. David Boyette, the lawyer representing Anglo Irish Bank Corp., declined to comment on the upcoming hearing or the prospect of selling the 14 acres. Over the past few weeks, a handful of investors and developers have shown informal interest in the property. “People have heard it is going to court again and that’s why they have called and asked about (the property),” said Sarasota senior planner Courtney Mendez. But, there are numerous challenges to building a project there — ranging from two acres of city-owned right of way cut-
town and upscale hotels the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota and the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. In March, West Palm Beach-based the Kolter Group submitted plans for a two-tower hotel and condo project just south at the corner of U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue. Even if a judge assigns ownership, potential buyers would have to clear several hurdles before developing the land. It took Kelly two years and $3 million in engineering and architectural costs to draw up a plan and reach a development agreement with the city. It would take a new developer just as long. “The party who wants to buy it needs to have faith they can create something enticing enough that the city will agree to,” Dorr said. “They will have to design a project and go through site plan hearings and development agreement hearings.” Over the past few years, at least two development teams have pitched plans to build on the former Quay, but those projects never neared fruition — due mostly to the lengthy foreclosure legal action. In addition to Anglo Irish’s legal action, there are outstanding mortgages, which could also affect the title to the property. The property is currently in the name of Irish American Management. The property Kelly and his partners purchased for $80 million in 2004 prior to the real-estate crash is now likely worth a fraction of that. Dorr estimates the property is worth somewhere between $15 million to $20 million. “It’s a huge fall,” Dorr said.
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Daughter keeps memories close to her heart The Observer’s ‘Memories with Mom’ contest winner, Helen Glaser, remembers the bravery and generosity of her mother, Maya Nathan.
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Helen and Len Glaser son with an amazing story, and I wanted to honor her.” His submission details the story of the late Maya Nathan’s escape from Germanoccupied Denmark with her then 3-year-old daughter, Glaser, and infant son. Nathan and her children escaped Copenhagen on a fishing boat, fled to Sweden and eventually immigrated to the United States, where they were reunited with her husband, Sigmund. Nathan lived in the United States, where she and her husband became engaged in the community by giving both their time and money. She died in 1989 in Fort Myers, at the age of 75.
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When Glaser finally had the opportunity to read the story her husband had submitted about her mother, she says she was moved by what he had written. “It was beautiful,” she says. “All these memories started coming back to me. I miss my mother very much.” Glaser says her mother’s experiences led her to treat her life as a blessing. When she arrived in the United States, she lived a life of philanthropy and instilled the same values in her children. She says her mother’s bravery and generosity impacted both her and her husband, and that it had a significant influence on their involvement in the community. “She was a very strong, loving and charitable person,” says Glaser. “To think about a 27- and 30-year-old couple picking up and moving to a new country, with no family, in search of a better life, I’m really appreciative of everything they did. Giving back is our motto. I want to continue her legacy of doing good things for other people.”
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When Helen Glaser learned she had won The Observer’s “Memories with Mom” contest, she was more than a little surprised. In fact, she had no idea she had even entered. The contest asked readers to submit a short story detailing their favorite memory of their mother for a chance to win a prize package and share the story with Observer readers. The prize package includes a $50 gift certificate to Carats Fine Jewelry and a massage and facial from Massage Envy. It also includes dinner for two at Casa Antica. Glaser’s husband, Len, regularly reads the paper, and he decided to enter the contest on his wife’s behalf — as a surprise. “Len told me we had won, and I thought he was kidding,” says Glaser. “When I realized it was the truth, I was surprised and excited. He’s always doing nice things like that.” Len Glaser says he saw the contest as a great opportunity to share his memories of his wife’s late mother, Maya Nathan, whom he says had a lasting impact on both his and his wife’s life. “I knew Helen would never enter on her own,” says Len Glaser. “She’s too shy. But, her mother was a wonderful per-
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Fruity idea for Fruitville Sarasota City Commissioner Shannon Snyder often reminds us of that saying about kids: They say the darnedest things. Commissioner Snyder says the darnedest things. Like recommending the narrowing of Fruitville Road to two lanes from Lemon Avenue west to U.S. 41. It might sound nice and “pedestriany” and Duany-esque and new urban. And the intent — to spur activity that would help connect the Rosemary District to downtown — sounds plausible. But it would be a colossal disaster, especially from October through May. Can you imagine? Here’s one thing that comes to mind: All those Saturdays and Sundays when beachgoers come to a halt, lined up at U.S. 41 and Fruitville. From there they inch their way onto the John Ringling Causeway and slowly over the bridge to St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach. And then, at the end of the day the process repeats in reverse — from St. Armands Circle all the way to the Gulfstream-U.S. 41 and U.S. 41-Fruitville intersections. It’s bad enough the Sarasota Police Department can’t juggle its traffic officers’ schedule to direct traffic at these peak backup times. Imagine, then, if Fruitville Road added to the congestion by being squeezed down to two lanes. Here’s the reality: Narrowing Fruitville Road from Lemon to U.S. 41 won’t do squat to incentivize anyone to develop that wide swath of the city from Fruitville north to 10th Street and from U.S. 41 east to Orange Avenue. What’s more, Commissioner Snyder and others need to think hard about the inconvenient fact that Fruitville Road often is the main artery for thousands of people (residents and tourists) to go from the mainland to the beach and barrier islands and from the barrier islands to Interstate 75. Walkability proponents say a narrower Fruitville would be just a minor inconvenience — you would drive slowly. But there are costs involved with long lines of traffic barely moving, i.e. lost time, gasoline consumption and emissions, not to mention the effect on tourists who may not return because of a bad traffic experience. For what benefit? If city commissioners are serious about seeing the Fruitville to 10th Street corridor come to life with redevelopment, it’s going to take much more than two lanes and brick crosswalks on Fruitville. We say this often: Capital flows where it is welcome. Giving tax breaks and subsidies to entice development is a bad drug and is never justified. But there are steps the City Commission can enact with zoning, densities, parking requirements, concurrency and the overall regulatory approval schemes that can create a welcoming climate for investment capital. That’s one way. Even then, however, there is this cold-steel reality that keeps dramatic, positive changes from occurring in the Rosemary District. It’s harsh to say, but true: The Salvation Army complex at 10th and Lemon will forever stand in the way of a renaissance so many people have envisioned.
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If you live in the city of Sarasota and have not voted yet, don’t forget. Tuesday is the final day to vote in the City Commission runoff election. Two of the three candidates who garner the most votes will be declared the winners of the two vacant at-large seats.
• Incumbent Mayor Suzanne Atwell • Richard Dorfman
+ Internet tax: Total twaddle
It’s no surprise the Democrat-dominated U.S. Senate voted Monday 69-27 (with four not voting) to pass the Internet sales-tax bill. Those 69 senators voting yes apparently really believe the bill is aptly named the “Marketplace Fairness Act.” The truth is the name is complete twaddle, and so is the tax — at least the way it is sanctioned in the Senate bill. Mark these words: If this measure makes its way through the U.S. House, consumers and taxpayers will rue the day. Nearly all of the discussion surrounding this issue frames the Internet sales tax as an effort to level the playing field between Internet-only retailers and brick-and-mortar retailers. The latter, of course, have been bellyaching for years that it’s unfair that they are forced to collect sales taxes from consumers at the point of sale while out-of-state Internet-only retailers are exempt. Clearly you can see this disparity encourages retail shoppers to buy on the Internet, where they often can escape the sales tax. In Florida, legislative studies have estimated the state treasury is cheated out of $450 million a year. That’s money not collected and remitted to Florida by out-of-state Internetonly retailers. Technically, the Internet-tax proponents are right. By law, the state is indeed entitled to that lost sales-tax revenue. Here’s why: In Florida, it’s a “sales-and-use” tax. When consumers buy retail goods in other states and bring them back for use in Florida, they are legally obligated to pay the state sales tax. But few people ever pay — except, say, when they register new vehicles or boats purchased out of state. Those purchases require registration with the state, and it can track you down. Likewise, it’s virtually impossible for the state to enforce or collect the sales taxes on out-of-state purchases. Can you imagine all of the tax snoops that would be required to chase down everyone’s Internet or out-ofstate retail purchases? Because of consumers’ unwillingness to pay those out-of-state sales taxes directly, the Internet-only retailers have become the bad guys. They are logical targets for lawmakers who are constantly seeking more money to feed the insatiable government money pit. As the rationale goes, if you can’t get consumers to own up and pay, then collect the money at the source of the out-ofstate Internet sale and remit it to the appropriate state. After all, the argument goes, it’s not fair that the Internet retailers don’t carry
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the same burden as the brick-and-mortar stores. It’s all about fairness. It’s not about fairness. It’s actually much greater than that. It’s about power. And it’s an attack on the Constitution. If this legislation is adopted, not only will you be paying more taxes that will fuel the size, scope and spending of an already-gargantuan government, but this bill will unravel crucial principles our Founders adopted to promote and protect freedom and to avoid the tyranny of a too-powerful central government. These principles — established in Articles I, IV and VI in the Constitution — assured the sovereignty of the states and promoted economic competition among the states as a way to restrain them from their own runaway taxation. The “Marketplace Fairness Act” would empower federal and state governments far beyond what taxpayers ever expected. As the Heritage Foundation explains, the “Marketplace Fairness Act” would allow states to impose taxes in a way that favors their local businesses over out-ofstate firms. If you think that through, that’s another way of giving states power to enact taxation without representation over out-ofstate retailers. Equally bad, expanding sales-tax collections to out-of-state retailers would create the incredibly slippery slope of cross-border taxation, a concept the Founders prohibited for good reason. It’s not beyond reason to imagine how lawmakers would extrapolate the fairness logic they use for the Internet tax: What applies to local retailers should apply to Internet retailers. So imagine this horror: If Tallahassee were given authority to lay claim to taxing Floridians’ Internet purchases from Amazon.com, what’s to stop Tallahassee from going a step further and laying claim to any retail purchase you make in other states? In other words, what’s to stop Tallahassee from requiring all out-of-state retailers to demand your domicile identification at the point of purchase to charge the proper sales tax? The authors of the Constitution clearly saw the danger of this, and explicitly prohibited cross-state taxing. This is the Commerce Clause. In Article I, Sections 9 and 10, the Founders said no tax shall be laid on articles exported from any state; no state shall enter into agreements with other states without Congress’ consent. The Founders understood it was crucial to liberty to keep the federal government from becoming what England was (and what we have now) — a centralized, tyrannical, taxing monstrosity — and that it was equally important to keep state governments from becoming tyrannical as well. They saw that economic and tax competition among the states served as powerful incentives to keep states’ tax rates low, operate efficient state and local governments and take steps to win the allegiance of their citizens and businesses. You don’t hear the money- and tax-hungry senators and representatives talking about this side of the Internet tax. It’s not about “marketplace fairness.” This tax is an assault on state sovereignty and your freedom. Write your congressman and urge him to vote “no” on the Internet tax.
THURSDAY, may 9, 2013
Timeline 1930 — Sarasota Anglers Club President Powel Crosley, radio magnate, starts the Sarasota Anglers Tarpon Tournament.
by Yaryna Klimchak | Community Editor
Fishermen angle for the big catch
The water must be still; the motor of the boat at just a hum. The angler must cast directly into the school of fish to catch one of the silver kings of the sea. But setting the hook in the bony mouth of a tarpon is only the start of the angler’s battle to reel the strong fish to the boat. Tarpon can weigh up to 200 pounds 1940 — The first year of the Tarpon and jump up to 10 feet out of the water. Queen Beauty The prehistoric fish is sure to put up a Pageant. Ladies fight that will leave both parties exhaustcompete for a ed. chance to be “Some (fish) are better athletes than the official repreothers,” said Jeffri Durrance, who has been sentatives of the fishing in the Sarasota Sportsfishing Anglers tournament and Club Tarpon Tournament since 1981 and orpose with ganizing the tournament since 1992. Anglers tarpon. Barbara from all over the country will visit Sarasota for Glidden,1961 this year’s Sarasota Sportsfishing and Anglers 1961 — Tarpon Queen Club 83rd Tarpon Tournament, which takes Sarasota place May 18 to June 23, with a fish-off SatChamber of Commerce urday, June 29. Tournament organizers hope approves the creation of a to surpass last year’s number of 130 anglers. Tarpon Queen costume made The first president of the Sarasota Anglers of tarpon scales. Club, radio magnate Powel Crosley, started the first tournament in 1930. That year, 13 men floated onboard Crosley’s boat. The boat became a floating radio station known as Little WLW. It broadcast the fishing tournament all over the U.S. through the stations WLW, in Cincinnati, and WIL, in St. Louis. It was the first radio broadcast of a fishing tournament in history. A Plymouth Valiant was For more than an hour, Sarasotans were given away, along with a trophy. tuned to their radios despite the heavy static $ So fas 1984 — This is the firstfro year m and interference of code stations at sea. They wanted to hear premier radio announcer the tournament becomes Robert Brown tell the story of the first tarno-kill for the safety of the pon catch via radio. Brown shared the details fishermen and conservation on how a “big silver king was hooked and of the tarpon and sport. brought to gaff.” That year, William Bakewell, 1997 — The Sarasota of Daytona Beach, caught a 165.5-pound tarAnglers Club merges with the pon and won the tournament. Sarasota Sportsfishing Club. In the years that followed, the tournament grew in size and popularity. It hosted the first
1934 — Charlotte Donnell, of Geneva, Ohio, becomes the first woman to win the tournament; she caught a 132pound tarpon.
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of Brendan Coudal’s tarpon artwork; and an engraved plaque. Previous years brought in extravagant prizes of the time. For example, in 1930, the grand prize was $5,000, and, in 1951, the winner received a new car. Each year, the tournament winner’s name is engraved on a historical silver trophy housed in the Sarasota County Archives. In the first decades of the tournament, the tarpon were caught and weighed. The fish would ultimately die. Then, in 1984, Sarasota Photos courtesy of Sarasota County Dept. of Historical Resources County Anglers Club President Bill Mindline During the tournament’s early years, anglers changed the tournament from a kill format weighed the tarpon to determine the winner. to an all-release format, which is still in place In 1984, the tournament became all-release today. The format ensures the safety of the and anglers measured the length of the fish. anglers and the conservation of the tarpon Today, anglers measure the girth. and the sport. To be eligible, one person most hook the Tarpon Queen pageant in 1940, which gave young ladies a chance to show off their tal- tarpon on a manually operated rod and reel; ents and become the face of the tarpon tour- catches are reported daily and anglers are required to take a polygraph test each week to nament for the year. During World War II, the tournament was encourage fair sportsmanship. The winner of put on hold. But, it started again the year af- each of the five weeks, the winner of the most releases division and the winner of the fly ter the war was over. fishing divissofa ion will be entered “This tournament has been aBlended part of Sara- leather $ into the Fish Off June 29, and will fish for the grand prize. sota County for a long time,” saidin chairman of red, beige and black. “The people who fish the tarpon tournathe tournament, Mason Tush. “People would Our stores love it,” Tush said. ”The amount travel by train to compete in this. They would ment really Our stores are full, our of power they have and the way they jump; give away money, plots of land and cars.” Special Purchase are full, our warehouse spectacular.” is Today, the tournament donates money to it’s pretty Plasma Stands warehouse is Suncoast Charities for Children and hopes to full and we must surpass last year’s donation of $7,500. full Read andabout we must the Tarpon Genetic make room NOW! This year’s grand prize consists of $1,000 make room NOW! Recapture Study online. cash; two tarpon spinning rods and reels fromBlack White www.YourObserver.com Economy Tackle; signed limited edition print Enjoy an
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April 28 COULD BE ANYONE 8:00 a.m. — 2000 block of Hillview Street. Petit Theft. A resident reported that someone stole her Peruvian passport from her bedroom in her apartment. The resident shared her apartment with several people, and she had no idea who could have taken it. She said her roommates all had people over during the timeframe in which it could have been stolen.
April 30 FIVE-FINGER DISCOUNT 2:26 p.m. — 500 block of Beneva Road. Petit Theft. The lossprevention officer at a store watched a woman with a large bag that appeared empty. She later emerged from the fitting room with the bag full and left the store without paying. The lossprevention officer confronted the woman in the parking lot and brought her back into the store. When he discovered stolen items in the bag, he called police. An officer photographed the stolen items and issued a court summons to the woman. Stolen items included: shorts; $32 in jewelry; a tank top worth $22; and a juniors swim top worth $22.
May 1 ROOTED IN ANGER 7:40 p.m. — 1400 block of Main Street. Trespassing. A bartender told a patron he had to leave. The patron yelled at employees, then proceeded to go outside and pull plants out of a planter and throw them at the bartender. Police officers located the man across the street and gave him a trespass warning.
JUST HANGING OUT 4:00 p.m. — 2600 block of Browning Street. Trespass. An officer arrived after being called about juveniles loitering on vacant home. The officer approached two of the teenagers. Several others had fled on foot as the officer approached. The juveniles said they had gotten out of school and were just hanging out. The house was locked, and there was no sign of forced entry. The officer contacted one of the juvenile’s parents, and told the two teenagers not to return to the property.
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MOMENTS IN TIME The Observer takes a look back at this week in Sarasota’s history.
MAY 11. Dr. William H. Taft was chosen as the new director of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium to succeed Dr. Perry Gilbert. He started July 1, 1978, right around the time the lab was set to move to its new location on City Island. Taft was originally from San Mateo, Calif. Dr. Perry Gilbert, left, retiring director of Mote Marine Laboratory, He and his wife had 11 welcomes the new director Dr. William H. Taft, right, and Mrs. Taft, children. middle.
MAY 8. Hundreds of locals gathered on Siesta Key Beach on a hot and sunny day to be cast as extras for the filming of a CocaCola commercial. Residents were recruited to be Frisbeethrowers, sunbathers, fishermen and sandcastle-makers.
MAY 5. After 53 years of educating students, the Out-of-Door School resolved to take the next step in improving its institution. In 1977, the Out-of-Door School parents initiated a Fund Drive to raise enough money to buy the land from its owners and make it into a non-profit private school. The parents at the school wanted the best education for their children, which meant equipping the school with the right resources and funds to enrich their children’s education and expand their areas of study. The Fund Drive was ultimately successful and converted the school into a non-profit private school in the Sarasota area.
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Sarasota Christian senior Chad Miller hurled a complete game, allowing one unearned run on four hits while striking out six, to lead the Blazers to an 11-1 victory over Naples First Baptist Academy in the Class 2A-Region 2 quarterfinals May 3.
The Sarasota Crew successfully defended its overall team crown at the U.S. Rowing Southeast Junior District Championships May 4 and May 5, in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Brandon Chapman hit a pair of home runs to lead the Sarasota High baseball team to a 6-1 victory over Stuart South Fork in the Class 7A-Region 3 quarterfinals May 4.
Sarasota High sophomore Zack Summerall finished fourth in the mile at the Class 3A state finals May 3, in Jacksonville.
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Sarasota High senior Jammeria Higdon closed out her prep track-and-field career at the Class 3A State Finals May 3, at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Jen Blanco
SARASOTA — Jammeria Higdon approaches every race with her head down. She tries her best to not look forward for fear of what lies ahead. But it’s not the competition that’s garnered the Sarasota High senior sprinter’s unconventional focus. Rather, it’s the one aspect that has derailed in her the past — her start. Higdon spent the latter part of the season working on the first 25 meters of her race in preparation for her final regional and state meets. “My biggest downfall before was coming out of the blocks,” Higdon says. “I’ve gotten better, and it’s improved my time.” With her trademark flashy knee high socks, Higdon cruised to the Class 3A-Region 3 title in the 100-meter dash April 25; she crossed the finish line in a personal best 12.18 seconds. She also finished third in the 200 (25.72) to earn a berth in both events at the Class 3A state finals May 3, at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. “It meant a lot to me to be the regional champion,” Higdon says. “I ran a 12.2 in the prelims and I thought, ‘Did I really just run a 12.2?’ Then in the finals I ran a 12.18, which I was really excited about because it’s close to my goal of 11.9.”
Seventeen-year-old Jammeria Higdon captured county, district and regional titles in the 100-meter dash this season. She also won the district title in the 200. Higdon closed out her prep career in her second state meet appearance. Under less-thanfavorable weather conditions, Higdon finished 12th in the 200 (25.99) and 13th in the 100 (12.79). It wasn’t the finish Higdon had been hoping for, but the experience of closing out her high school career at the state meet was one she’ll never forget. “It’s means more this time,” Higdon says. “My sophomore year I choked in the 100 because I was really nervous. It’s more ex-
citing this time around.” Higdon began running as a freshman while living in Phoenix. Higdon had no intentions of running track until she showed off her speed during a kickball game. One of the coaches took notice and signed her up for track. “He handed me the paperwork, and I was like ‘Oh, thanks. Did you really just sign me up for a sport?’” Higdon says with a laugh. “My parents ran track in high school, but I never really thought about it.” Higdon admits she was ex-
tremely nervous the first time she stepped onto the track; but after making it through a series of time trials, Higdon discovered she was destined to become a sprinter. “I didn’t know what to expect,” Higdon says. “After the time trials, I realized long distance wasn’t for me. I like the 100 meters because it’s quicker.” It didn’t take long for word to get around that the freshman was getting ready to take the high school track world by storm. “People kept coming up to me and being like, ‘Oh my gosh! You’re really good,’” Higdon says. She continued her track career when she moved to Sarasota two years ago. Throughout her high school career, Higdon captured county, district and regional titles in the 100, as well as a district title in the 200. Now, with her high-school career behind her, Higdon is focused on the next phase of her running career, which she hopes will include running in college. Warner University in Lake Wales has offered Higdon a scholarship to run. “It would mean a lot,” Higdon says of being a collegiate athlete. “That’s been a goal of mine, and it would get me one step closer to my other goal of running in the Olympics.” Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@ yourobserver.com.
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KUDOS Sarasota Softball Sophomore catcher Alyssa Price hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game and propel the Sarasota High softball team to a 2-1, nineinning victory over Braden River in the Class 7A-Region 3 semifinals April 30. “This is the best moment in the world. You can’t get much better than this,” Price says. Trailing 1-0, Price tied the game in the top of the seventh inning with two outs and a 3-2 count. “I knew I definitely burnt the
+ Thunder, Cougars fall The Out-of-Door Academy and Cardinal Mooney baseball teams both saw their seasons come to a close in the Class 3A-Region 3 quarterfinals May 2. After a scoreless 40-minute rain delay, the district champion Thunder fell 1-0 to Clearwater Calvary Christian in eight innings. Cardinal Mooney scored in the first inning of its regional quarterfinal game, but was unable to scratch across another run, as host Clearwater Central Catholic walked away with a 9-1 victory. The Cougars were held to one run
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outfielder, but, because of how high it went, I (wondered), ‘Is it going over?’” Price says. “And, then, when it went over.” Price later tagged out Braden River’s Alyssa Patneaude while she was sliding into home plate in the bottom of the seventh inning to end the inning. After a 30-minute weather delay in the top of the ninth inning, with runners at the corners, Sarasota freshman Sarah Beth Wengerd hit a sacrifice bunt to drive in the go-ahead run. The Lady Sailors saw their season come to end with a 5-1 loss to Tampa Freedom in the Class 7A-Region 3 finals May 4.
on two hits, including an RBI single by Bucky Bonynge.
The number of Riverview High track and field athletes who competed in the Class 4A State Finals May 4, in Jacksonville.
+ Crew defends title The Sarasota Crew defended its overall team crown at the USRowing Southeast Junior District Championships May 4 and May 5, in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The Crew scored a combined 914 points to finish ahead of Atlanta Jr. Rowing (608 points). The Crew also won the boys’ title and finished second in the girls’ standings. The Crew captured a combined nine gold medals, including the Varsity 8s.
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KEHTURA MERRICK Riverview High senior Kehtura Merrick threw the discus 120 feet, 7 inches to capture the state title at the Class 4A State Finals May 4, at the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville. Merrick recorded her winning throw on her second of six attempts and nervously waited to see if the mark would be matched. With the throw, Merrick became the first Lady Ram in school history to win a trackand-field state title.
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It means a lot to be a state champion. I was really surprised. I put so much work into it. I never thought that I would get it. I wasn’t expecting it at all because there was so much competition. When it came time for the sixth throw, I couldn’t even watch. I kept looking over to the track and waiting. I was so nervous. After I did 120, I guess all of the other girls just shut down. At least that’s the way it seemed. After I learned I was the first state champion in school history, I was shocked. I didn’t think me, of all people, would be the first.
should try the discus. I said, ‘What’s that?’ I had the perfect form, and I don’t even know how. I broke the school record in middle school with a 94-1.
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I prefer the discus rather than shot put because I’m more of a technical person. Shot put requires you to use more muscle. I wouldn’t want to do anything else, but if I couldn’t throw then I would try triple jump. I can jump some.
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The ROMEOs, or Retired Old Men Eating Out, is a group of widowers, who eat dinner together and support one another at The Glenridge at Palmer Ranch. Back row: Gerhard Roser, Ralph Franklin, Sam Claypoole, Robert Irwin and George Measer. Front row: Dick Schranz, James Harrington, Arthur Wittmer, David Ambrose and L.G. Spike Speckeen. Not pictured: Bon Henderson.
George Measer Married: 1948 Late wife:
George Measer met his wife Joan in 1946 while attending the Rochester Institute of Technology. They had an art class together and she was also from his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. “We struck up a conversation and went from there,” Measer says. He was married to Joan for 61 years. He has three children; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Married: 1953 Late wife:
he dining area at The Glenridge of Palmer Ranch is packed with retired residents chatting and preparing for dinner. It’s a Monday evening and the Romeos are among the crowd of retirees, sitting around a table laughing and chatting with one another. The men in this group are all widowers and call themselves the ROMEOs, an acronym for Retired Old Men Eating Out. George Measer organized the current group of men in 2009, after his wife died. Measer was sick of eating alone. “I don’t mind cooking once or twice a week, but I don’t like to do it every night,” Measer says. “And having the TV commentator as my company is boring.” Every Monday at 6 p.m., the Romeos meet at the bar to grab a few drinks, then around 6:30 p.m., they sit down to enjoy dinner. Although the group of men represent various career paths and backgrounds, they are close in age and have much in common. They chat about their days in the military during World War II, sports and their
In 1940, Dick Schranz sat next to his wife in the seventh grade. “I was just a kid but I put her on my ‘A’ list in seventh grade,” Schranz says. The couple married in Chicago and stayed together for 55 years. He has three children; and four grandchildren.
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The following residential real-estate transactions took place between April 22 and April 26. A home in Bay View Heights tops all transactions in this weekâ€™s real estate. Linda Houze, of Sarasota, sold her home at 2610 Cardinal Place to Casa Cardenal LLC for $2,679,800. Built in 1992, it has five bedrooms, five baths, one half-bath, a pool and 4,605 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,225,000 in 1996.
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Paul and Cindy Balliette sold their home at 809 Freeling Drive to Next Door House LLC for $712,500. Built in 1953, it has four bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath, a pool and 3,681 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $950,000 in March.
William and Janet Rogers, of Sarasota, sold their home at 4920 Primrose Path to Wayne and Shelley Ives, of Sarasota, for $669,000. Built in 1955, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,836 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $679,900 in 2000.
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Clifford Hund and Isa Moeller, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 902 condominium at 401 S. Palm Ave. to James and Marilyn Heskett, of Sarasota, for $1,825,000. Built in 2006, it has three bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath and 3,600 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,955,000 in 2006.
Richard Peake sold his Unit 402 condominium at 136 Golden Gate Point to John Vandyk and Jurate Jankauskaite, of Ontario, Canada, for $1.7 million. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath and 3,785 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,625,000 in 2005.
James Lynch, of Osprey, sold his Unit 1006 condominium at 1350 Main St. to Robert and Barbara Mand, of Philadelphia, for $741,500. Built in 2007, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,597 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $625,000 in 2008.
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This home in Bay View Heights, which has five bedrooms, five baths, one half-bath, a pool and 4,605 square feet of living area, sold for $2,679,800. ley Rozansky, of Sarasota, for $689,000. Built in 2000, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,656 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $595,000 in 2000.
Larry Kabinoff and Deborah Knowles, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1415 Flower Drive to Wayne and Ronna Ruben, of Sarasota, for $544,500. Built in 1950, it has two bedrooms, three baths and 1,614 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $403,500 in 2012.
Mary Schwab, trustee, of Palm Beach, sold the Unit 204 condominium at 755 S. Palm Ave. to Philip and Karen Selwyn, of Sarasota, for $510,000. Built in 1983, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,421 square feet of living area. It previously
sold for $475,000 in 2012.
Our House at the Beach
Maynard and Ellen Martin, of Ontario, Canada, sold their Unit 204 condominium at 11 Sunset Drive to H. Robert Cohen and Johanna Hoedemaeker-Cohen, of Annapolis, Md., for $314,000. Built in 1980, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,380 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $125,900 in 1987.
Michael Lofino and Barbara Gigante, trustees, sold the Unit 503 condominium at 420 Beach Road to Warren and Marcia Kaiser, of Toms River, N.J., for $645,000. Built in 1980, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,316 square feet of living area.
Edward and Rena Meltz, of Ontario, Canada, sold their Unit 101 condominium at 5329 Landings Blvd. to David and Sue Owen, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., for $215,000. Built in 1987, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,588 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $153,400 in 1989.
Bernard Leonard, trustee, of Elmwood Park, Ill., sold the Unit B-104 condominium at 1055 Beach Road to Kathleen Crewe, of Millbury, Mass., for $450,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,204 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $180,000 in 1997.
Excelsior Beach to Bay
Gertrude McKey, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 307 condominium at 6285 Midnight Pass Road to FCME Corp. for $395,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,306 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $112,000 in 1985.
Albert and Joan Zafrani, of Bloomingdale, Ill., sold their Unit 112 condomini-
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
1771 Ringling Blvd # 910 #A3976334 $699,000 Bibi-Ann Allard PA
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-685-0422
390 Kettle Harbor Dr #D5781896 $599,000 Kevin Mackin
Palm Island 941-473-7750 941-769-0198
8531 Woodbriar Dr #A3977176 $579,000 Janet Montgomery
Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-544-7031
4714 Elder Berry Dr #A3977105 $569,900 Michael Holland
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-685-7933
891 Freeling Dr #A3969741 $3,900,000 Linda Dickinson
5506 Cape Leyte Dr #A3977167 $550,000 Felix Power
Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-586-8958
444 Monroe Dr #A3977363 $545,000 Christina Neff
Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-914-0896
4910 Old Tree Pl #A3975905 $499,000 Tony Boothby
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-799-1948
38 Waterford Dr #D5790378 $429,900 James Beck/Darlene Beck
Englewood 941-473-7750 941-223-9073
6319 Hollywood Blvd #A3974472 $399,000 Jenna Carver
Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-350-3304
Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-343-7953
8320 Barton Farms Blvd #A3977153 $398,500 Omer Quesnel
Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-400-0792
FAMILIAR FACES. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. Showcase your property to over 6,500 affiliate branches in 52 countries. 6265 Midnight Pass Rd # 205 #A3977262 $398,500 Kristina Rain
847 Freeling Dr #A3962755 $1,690,000 Kelly Quigley & Linda Dickinson
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-320-2639
1327 Siesta Bayside Dr # 1327C #A3971589 $395,000 Stephanie Kitsemble
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-313-0874
Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-356-9954
5111 Canterbury Dr #A3976544 $359,900 Kathleen Carbone P.A.
Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-228-8429
6005 Midnight Pass Rd # S1 #A3973115 $320,000 Annemarie Boerner
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-350-9408
2225 Riviera Dr #A3975186 $299,000 Karen Cash Greco
Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-504-6927
2909 Upper Tangelo Dr #A3976680 $289,900 Pamela De Marie
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-350-9371
553 Rotonda Cir #A3975503 $269,000 Karen Burket
Rotonda West 941-966-8000 941-735-7036
5955 Midnight Pass Rd # 6A #A3966148 $259,000 Stacy Liljeberg
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-544-6103
209 Vestavia Dr #N5778959 $255,000 Susan Brooker
Venice 941-493-2500 941-223-6055
7106 Prosperity Cir # 1201 #A3977049 $244,900 Dorothy Mckendry
Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-586-5007
THURSDAY, may 9, 2013
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 April 22 through April 26, in order of dollar amounts.
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CITY OF SARASOTA Address
1610 Hudson Pointe Drive 988 Blvd. of the Arts 412 S. Shore Drive 1610 Hudson Pointe Drive 2441 Hickory Ave. 1832 Webber St. 235 Cocoanut Ave. 931 Virginia Drive
Garage Alterations Remodel Addition Remodel Alterations Renovations Re-roof
Cheryl Woodruff, trustee Donna Perry-Moffit Carlos DeQuesada Cheryl Woodruff, trustee John Mowe Frederic Hof William Hatz William Speer
271 Cedar Park Circle 5780 Midnight Pass Road 5037 Higel Ave. 4532 Ocean Blvd. 7372 Melaleuca Way 469 Yacht Harbor Drive 133 N. Casey Key Road 2458 Whippoorwill Circle 1213 Sea Plume Way 1145 Horizon View Drive
Renovations Robert Shusko Renovations Mark Thompson Pool/Spa Jorge Bernal Renovations Catherine Fedako Renovations Marina Costanza Re-roof Ralph Neumann Roof Ruby Huggins Gas Tank Daniel Guralnik Stairs Justin Evans Re-roof Chris Shoop
Amount $147,000 $120,000 $55,137 $36,500 $32,100 $20,000 $20,000 $12,090
SARASOTA COUNTY Amount $230,378 $123,000 $60,000 $35,000 $33,000 $29,000 $23,660 $21,547 $20,000 $20,000
211 Robin Dr #A3957458 $3,950,000 Kim & Michael Ogilvie
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-376-1717
Source: Sarasota County; city of Sarasota
Evelyn Hale, trustee, of Park Ridge, Ill., sold the Unit 311-B condominium at 925 Beach Road to Sylvain Authier and Helene Lacroix, of Quebec, Canada, for $300,000. Built in 1972, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 753 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $84,000 in 1986.
Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-266-6733
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2803 Springlake Ct # R-1 #A3976859 $138,000 Christine Del Monte
Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-504-5019
258 Cerromar S Way # 51 #N5777425 Richard Harsh
1436 John Ringling Pkwy #A3962144 $6,995,000 Harvey & Ethel Lovelace
1257 S Portofino Dr # 404 #A3976778 $215,000 Mary Sauve`
327 Dante Dr #N5779287 $136,500 Laura Kovac
Venice $2,400 941-485-5421
350 S Polk Dr # 301 #A3960137 Diann Thelen
1748 Cherokee Dr #A3973717 $1,999,000 Tammy L. Garner
Sarasota 941-388-4447 941-374-4161
332 Treasure Boat Way #A3977516 $1,350,000 Kristine Niehaus
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-376-4950
26725 Raphis Royale Blvd #A3973180 $1,150,000 Sara Ann Leicht
Englewood 941-966-8000 941-586-4790
365 Macewen Dr #A3972669 $1,100,000 Nicole Dovgopolyi
Osprey 941-966-8000 941-356-5849
2500 Riverview Ct #A3977040 $985,000 Tara Lamb & Judy Greene
Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-266-4873
677 Fernwalk Ln #A3977541 $949,000 Betty Mullinnix & Steve Abbe
Osprey 941-966-8000 941-928-3441
4028 Casey Key Rd #A3977011 $899,000 Nancy Moore
Nokomis/North Venice 941-966-8000 941-374-2200
8028 Warwick Gardens Ln #A3975997 $879,000 Judy Nimz
University Park 941-951-6660 941-374-0196
325 Osprey Point Dr #A3970015 $850,000 Lenore Treiman
Osprey 941-966-8000 941-356-9642
6816 7Th Avenue Nw Blvd #A3972345 $840,000 Adam Cuffaro
Bradenton 941-752-2682 941-812-0791
4639 Pine Harrier Dr #A3974726 $765,000 Alison Elizalde
Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-928-9217
5966 Midnight Pass Rd # G-95 #A3975468 $684,900 Rudy Dudon
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-234-3991
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Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-228-3518
Nokomis/North Venice 941-485-5421 941-587-4080
RE N TA L
5340 Mang Pl # 5340 #A3976816 $229,000 Pamela Wall
Federal National Mortgage Association sold the Unit 403 condominium at 9393 Midnight Pass Road to Howard and Louise Guyotte, of Meredith, N.H., for $212,300. Built in 1975, it has one bedroom, one bath and 778 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $490,000 in 2005.
3181 Matecumbe Key Rd # 23 #C7041530 $159,000 Ken Parr
213 Rubens Dr # 213H #A3971925 $115,000 Donald Geikie
Punta Gorda 941-505-5555 941-916-1252
Nokomis/North Venice 941-951-6660 941-356-8457
Sarasota $2,000 941-552-4200
4287 Reflections Pkwy #A3976643 Debbie Lane
Sarasota $1,700 941-552-4200
Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-586-7390
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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um at 1132 Peppertree Drive to Judith Siegel, of Ontario, Canada, for $333,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 975 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $305,000 in 2003.
THURSDAY, may 9, 2013
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by Yaryna Klimchak | Community Editor
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Prom court seniors Jaclyn Falconetti, Jack Andrews, Stephanie Draper, Alex Auchey, Brenna McKenna, Michael Kimsinger, Coral Patton and Joe Sehwani
Riverview seniors party in style
Sarasota Christian students masquerade at banquet Sarasota Christian School juniors and seniors dressed in their best formalwear Saturday, May 4, for the Junior and Senior Banquet. Each year, the juniors surprise the seniors by choosing a theme and decorating the school’s gymnasium. Students enjoyed a meal before naming Hunter Drake and Nicole Wittmer banquet king and queen.
Riverview High School seniors checked off on one of life’s milestones Saturday, May 5, at the school’s prom at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. Riverview held its prom held at the Hyatt for the first time, to accommodate the 582 tickets sold. Students voted Jaclyn Falconetti prom queen and Alex Auchey prom king at the “Victorian Masquerade”Garrett LeClair themed dance. and Rhiannon Ferry
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Items Under $200 For Sale
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org Online at: www.yourobserver.com Or mail to: The Observer Group P.O. Box 3169 Sarasota, Fl 34230
RUG: LARGE high-quality. Approx. 13x13, Stark Co. N.Y., tan, black ribbing. $150. Retail $2000. 941-924-2431.
AREA RUGS (4): Andy Warhol Collection, 2'-3"x4'5" by Sphinx. Like new 100% polypropylene, $30.00/ea. 941-351-9643.
TWIN BED pillow top mattress and new low rise box spring, rarely used, $150. 941-921-5973. VACUUM: HOOVER Self-Propelled cleaner. Excellent Condition, $30 (firm). 941-953-6729.
Autos Wanted AUTOS WANTED! Let me take the hassle out of selling your car. Cash offered today! Call Mike, 941-713-2277.
BAR STOOLS: 3 Chromcraft bronze beige seats, counter height, excellent condition, $175. (941)552-8559. BICYCLE: 21 speed, with all options, nearly new, $175 O/B/O. 941-227-3149.
COUCH: RATTAN, good condition, palm leaf print in natural colors. Asking $90. 941-966-6275. DINING TABLE: Solid oak, round, antique, two leaves, $125.00 or best offer. 914-364-8071 evenings. EASY CHAIRS (2): comfortable, yellow, $30.00 each. 941-924-5093. HOUSE PLANT: Beautiful, healthy 10' mass cane, potted, for patio, lanai, porch. Asking $100. 941-404-0238. HUTCH/BUFFET DRESSER, sacrifice $175. 18x66x68, removable top. 4 lamps, $20. Will E-mail pictures. 941-388-5013. LAWNMOWER: TROY Built 21" Self Propelled. Needs Battery. $200 O/B/O. 941-355-7525, 941-600-7741. MIRROR: 29â€?X45â€?, w/gold antique frame 35â€?x51â€?, $60 o/b/o. Ficus silk tree, 8/ft. w/container, $40 o/b/o. 941-953-5222. ORIGINAL ART: unique style, colorful, 18â€?x22â€?, matted, lovely frame. See for yourself. $50 firm. 941-952-1097. PRESSURE WASHER: small, $30. Weed Wackers: one for $40, one Craftsman, 4 cycle, $70. 941-923-8937.
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CD PLAYER Kenwood 6+1 DP-M5560, $80 obo. Stereo Receiver, Kenwood, $5. 941-371-3376.
OUR BOOKS 1/2 Price BEE RIDGE BOOKS 4104 Bee Ridge Road Bee Ridge Plaza Trade-In your Paperbacks 941-377-8998
Condos/Apts. For Rent SIESTA KEY $880 and up. Reserve Rentals, NOW! 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units. Monthly, Seasonal, Annual. Furnished/Unfurnished. Call Siesta Key Realty, 941-349-8900 or visit siestakeyrealtyrentals.com WANTED: EFFICIENCY needed in Siesta Key for responsible, working male, $750/mo. price range. 941-993-3911.
ESTATE SALE Friday, May 10 - 9a.m.-2p.m. Saturday, May 11 - 9a.m.-1p.m. 328 Monet Drive - Sorrento East Nokomis 34275 King bed, 4 poster king bed, Century chest, brown leather sofa, lacquered buffet, Kwan Yin figures, silk wall screen, empower & empress portraits, Chinese rugs, Bernhardt dining table with 6 chairs & 2 leaves, Chinese wedding baskets, grandfather clock, cloisonnĂŠ, sets of dishes, brass candelabras, La Barge mirrors, marble pedestals, mahogany block front lowboy & chest, end tables, animal horns, 4 antique guns, Chinese chairs, folding screen, 2 fireplaces, Tang style horse, set of 5 Lea chests, Drexel coffee & end table set, Raphael copy of Madonna & Child, media center, Chinese hard stone panels, foo Dogs, formal sofa bed, settee, slant top desk, Japanese lantern lights, Roland keyboard, wide chair, mirrors, books, large figure of St. Francis, men's clothes, nice linens, & kitchenware. Sale by Julie McClure Pix: www.appraisals4u.biz & www.estatesales.net
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Business Opportunities JAN PRO CLEANING FRANCHISE: $950 Down Required, Financing Available for growth, Includes customers. Earn up to $10,000 Month+ Call 941-907-8141
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$450/mo-1 bed/bath mobile homes. 55+ community. No Pets. 5811 14th St. W. Bradenton. Sarasota Real Estate Assoc., Inc. Greg Nowak 941-809-6034
Homes For Sale DOUBLE WIDE Mobile home, new carpets, paint and refrigerator, lots of amenities including 4 pools, 433 Zacapa, Venice $17,900 0BO MUST SELL!!! Call Robert at 941-809-7654 SARASOTA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, brings outside into rooms, started 1969, home on Siesta Key, 3BR/2BA/2CG, Deep water dock, large heavily wooded lot, tropical paradise, on private road. Needs exterior work, phone 941-349-4835 to discuss with owner/agent. NOT IN MLS. Firm, $1,950,000.
Mobile Homes DOUBLE WIDE HOME AUCTION May 18th at 2p.m. 295 Apricot St., Bradenton FL (Plantation Village) Organ & Grill also. ALL FLORIDA REALTY & AUCTION CO. AB923 AU1333 FOR INFO & PICTURES: AFRAAC.COM 941-746-5355 Terms: 13% buyers premium 3% discount for cash or personal check
Open House BY OWNER: Last Open Fri./Sat. 1p.m.-4p.m.; 6482 Approach Rd Sarasota; 2BR/2BA/1CG; 1 floor villa, possible turnkey; desirable 55+ community, near everything, vaulted ceiling, open floor plan, amenities galore. $179,900. Or by appt. 440-352-7937.
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