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Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival Director Lucy Nicandri is in her 10th year of devoting long hours to ensuring the week of events goes off without a hitch. Photo courtesy of Cliff Roles

+ Welcome home, Nik Don’t forget to make your signs and banners for the “King of the High Wire” and bring them to the Nik Wallenda Welcome Home Parade Friday night. The Wallenda parade will start at 7 p.m. and precede the Festival Parade of Boats down Main Street. The parade begins at U.S. 301 and will make its way to Gulfstream Avenue.

+ Diamond in the rough Michael’s On East co-proprietors Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini were presented with the restaurant’s 24th Four Diamond designation from AAA. Michael’s On East was the only restaurant in Sarasota to receive the rating this year. “It’s the highest level of fine dining that would qualify,” Klauber says. AAA gives the Four Diamond designation to establishments that offer fine dining, an executive chef and accomplished staff that demonstrate a desire to meet or exceed guest expectations, including a knowledgeable wine steward, as well as having complex and creative menus; imaginative presentations; and high-quality fresh ingredients. “We focus on today’s innovation in every aspect of the operation,” Klauber says. “Service, technology, food, wine, innovative cocktails — all those things.”

By most measures, Lucy Nicandri is in for a long day. Her morning began at an unmentionable hour — she had to arrive at Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club by 6 a.m. She’s there to help organize a golf event that’s part of the 29th annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival. As festival director, Nicandri’s job description is necessarily vague to cover her multitude of responsibilities. In one moment, she’s directing where a display boat should be placed. In another, she’s training the volunteers one last time before people arrive. Next, she’s tinkering with the signs advertising raffle tickets so they’re precisely centered. She’s in a state of constant motion. Look down for 30 seconds, and you’ll lose her. As golfers begin to trickle in, she serves as a de facto greeter — not the perfunctory “Thanks for coming,” handshake, move on sort; she’s doling out hugs at an astonishing rate. Even then, she refuses to be tethered to one spot (let alone a chair), darting off every few minutes to ensure every detail is nailed down before tee time. She never shows signs of slowing down. Occasionally, you get the hint that this isn’t an unusual day for

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Lucy Nicandri became the festival director in 2004. She works 14-hour days, seven days a week in the six weeks leading up to the festival. Nicandri. A tossed-off reference to “a couple hundred” phone calls she handled last night here, a mention of how her Tuesday workload is even heftier there. This is the “calm” before the storm: the first of 15 events in nine days over the course of the

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festival, which runs through Sunday, July 7. Even that characterization is a discredit to Nicandri, who’s in her 10th year as the director of the Suncoast Grand Prix Festival.

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by Nick Friedman | Community Editor

Racing team takes to the bay again In the high-speed world of offshore boat racing, the father-son team Scott Free Racing proves trust is key. Entering the first turn of a race last year, offshore-boat throttleman and Sarasota resident Steve Kildahl was concerned his son and driver, Stephen, might be a bit gun shy. This was the first time the father-son team had competed together since experiencing their only serious crash on the water. In the previous race, an unexpected wave launched their boat 30 feet into the air, which resulted in a violent crash — the only one

in Steve Kildahl’s 29 years of racing. “In offshore racing, your track changes every lap,” says Steve Kildahl. “What was a flat area on your previous lap might be rough water the next time around. We did a lot of damage to the boat, but, thankfully, it was canopied, and nobody was hurt.” But, as the men approached the turn,


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Steve Kildahl and his son, Stephen, have raced together for seven years.

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GRAND PRIX / FROM PAGE 1A It ignores all the work that goes into planning the festival — which culminates in 14-hour days and seven-day workweeks in the six weeks leading up to the festival. “Event planning, it’s a gift,” she says. “Either you’re good at it or you’re not. I’m high energy and fast-paced. You have to be.” Nicandri first got involved with the festival in 1986, its second year. She came to Sarasota, alone, the day after she graduated from college and began working at a bank. Eventually, she transferred to a marketing position; her boss suggested she look into volunteering during the Grand Prix. Something clicked. “I love special events, and I love big special events and seeing everything come together,” she says. Since she’s taken over as festival director, she’s been responsible for making what was already a big event even bigger. “Even if you’re not into boat racing, I’m trying to inject different events so we can reach different demographics and different areas of the community — and we can

RACING / FROM PAGE 1A Stephen Kildahl fell back on the trust he and his father had built throughout their six years of racing together. “I just said, ‘Let’s get through this first turn, and everything will be fine,’” he says. In a sport with such high potential for danger, the Kildahls say trust is everything. The two-man team shares the duties of operating the boat’s throttle and steering systems. As the driver, Stephen Kildahl’s job is to steer the boat and keep count of the laps. “I put nine pieces of tape in the cockpit and tear one off after each lap,” he says. As throttleman, Steve Kildahl controls the boat’s throttle, which he must disengage each time the boat bounces out of the water to avoid damaging the motor.

make it a real festival,” she says. The impact of that work goes beyond attracting more people to more events. The Grand Prix benefits Suncoast Charities for Children, which works to help children with special needs in Sarasota, Venice and North Port. Proceeds support agencies that occupy the buildings the charity has constructed; more than $14 million has been used to build facilities, thanks to the festival. Suncoast Charities Board President Jack Cox said Nicandri, who serves as vice president of marketing and special events for the charity, has helped transform the scope of the Grand Prix. Turning a long weekend focused almost exclusively around the race itself into a nine-day series of more diverse events has allowed the festival — and the charity — to appeal to people and companies that didn’t necessarily have an interest in boat racing. “She’s taken this really from a race to a weeklong festival,” Cox says. “It’s really broadened our base.” That broadening has taken work. Nicandri’s duties include securing sponsors; running marketing and public relations;

Both men constantly monitor the boat’s mirrors and communicate about what they see. Traveling at speeds averaging nearly 90 mph in cockpits with essentially no peripheral vision, they rely on each other to have a clear view of their surroundings. “In racing, you really have to trust the guy next to you,” says Stephen Kildahl. “I trust my dad more than anyone in the world, so it’s a real confidence booster to have him in the boat next to me. It allows me to focus purely on racing.” His father agrees. “A team has to be able to gel,” Steve Kildahl says. “Some teams go their entire careers without having that.” Steve Kildahl, 56, began racing 29 years ago. As the owner of Sarasota-based Central Marine, he was raised in the business and followed the race circuits, which he

recruiting event chairs; proofing printed materials; overseeing financial transactions; and managing the more than 300 volunteers who staff the individual events — among other things. During events, she is all things to all people — whatever it takes to guarantee it all goes off without any problems. “I want to be available for last-minute things that may come up, making sure things remain smooth and calm,” she says. She calls the work “organized chaos,” with certain elements remaining up in the air until the last minute. This year, for example, the Festival Parade of Boats was modified less than two weeks before the event was set to take place to also serve as a homecoming celebration for Nik Wallenda. “I live by a saying: It’s not textbook, and you’ve got to be flexible,” she says. Hearing her describe her busiest day — up at 4 a.m.; attending or remotely managing four overlapping events; handling miscellaneous phone calls and emails; wrapping up around 12:30 a.m. — it’s easy to wonder what keeps her going. Burnout is a problem in this field, she

says, and she’s had to increase her focus on maintaining balance in the last few years. She has outlets to ease her mind; in addition to having a supportive network of friends and a supportive boyfriend, she enjoys riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle and walking along the beach. The main thing that keeps her committed, though, is the charity itself. “First and foremost, it’s knowing the agencies that are in the buildings we’ve built and seeing special-needs children, teens and adults getting services,” she says. When the Grand Prix is over, Nicandri’s work will continue. She says it takes about eight weeks to tie up all the loose ends after the festival, at which point preliminary work for next year begins — and she’ll already have a list of what worked this year and what needs to be fixed. It’s a seemingly ceaseless cycle that demands a tireless director. Luckily for Nicandri, it comes naturally. // See a video of Lucy Nicandri in action.

eventually joined in 1985. In 2007, he says he fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams when his son, now 22, earned a special $125,000 — cost of the Kildahls’ current exemption to join him in the cockpit two boat years early, at the age of 16. Together, they’ve won 15 races, in5 — number of races they’ve competed in cluding two world championships, two this year national championships and two at the 94 mph — top speed of the Kildahls’ boat state level, and they say their chemistry in 29 — number of years Steve Kildahl has the cockpit is the secret to their success. been racing As they prepare for the Suncoast Superboat Grand Prix, in which Steve Kildahl 30 feet — length of boat has competed every year since it started 600 — amount of horsepower in the boat in 1984, the men are thankful to share a passion for racing. “To be able to do something like this with my dad is great,” says Stephen Kildahl. “I like the family aspect; we’re so close and we share this as our passion. A lot of families don’t get an opportunity like that.” 2013-05-13BPR.pdf 1 5/14/13 12:03 PM

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After debate, Iwo Jima project nixed Tom Savage withdrew his application to donate an Iwo Jima memorial to Sarasota because of commission opposition, but commissioners say they were putting in due diligence. On Monday night, city commissioners expressed concern about fast-tracking the installation of an Iwo Jima monument along the bayfront. As a result, the donation application for the statue was withdrawn. During Monday’s meeting, Commissioner Susan Chapman expressed concern about a special meeting of the Public Art Committee to consider a donation application for the statue and a plaza, at which it would be displayed alongside Unconditional Surrender. Chapman said she believed the meeting, scheduled for July 3, would not receive enough public input due to its proximity to the Fourth of July holiday.


Chapman moved to slow the approval process and send the proposed installation to more committees — Parks and Recreation, Planning Commission and Public Art again — and the motion was passed 3-2, with Commissioner Paul Caragiulo and Mayor Shannon Snyder offering the two dissenting votes. Tom Savage, founder of the Sarasota Public Art Fund, said he pulled his donation application due to a belief that he did not have enough support from the commission for his vision. That vision included the completion of the proj-

ect by Nov. 10, the 238th birthday of the Marines, which necessitated the special meeting of the art committee this week. He said sending the bill to the committees signaled the ultimate intention of the commissioners to deny his application. “We already know the position of the committees,” Savage said. “It’s an exercise in futility.” Perhaps the pivotal vote was that of Vice Mayor Willie Shaw, who Savage said had originally expressed support for the project. Asked about Savage’s decision to pull the application, Shaw said he was sad to see the donation withdrawn. He rebuked the idea that his vote was a signal that he opposed the installation of the statue. He said information presented at the commission meeting caused him to vote for a more protracted procedure. “I would like to see it come out of committee or out of the process before I made any decision,” Shaw said. “There could be information brought forth that we didn’t know before.” Four people offered public comment at the meeting, all of whom expressed unease about the donation. Concerns were raised about the appropriateness of the location; the failure of the statue to receive a minimum bid at auction; the quality of the concrete statue; and the permanence of the display. Shaw cited the existence of a similar concrete statue in Cape Coral,

which was said to have needed significant restoration, as new information presented at the meeting that affected his vote. The vote tally upset Snyder, who voted against the motion. Snyder called it a “sophisticated attack” on Savage rather than a vote on the issue itself. He said there were valid questions about the statue, but that they should have been addressed at the art committee meeting July 3. Snyder also said debate about where the monument should be placed should have given precedence to from where the money was coming. “Why didn’t anyone else write the check and contact the Veterans Administration and try to place it somewhere?” Snyder asked. “The people who raised the money wanted it at the bay, wanted it as an educational thing for young people in the community, and I guess that wasn’t the will of the majority of the commission.” Chapman said Savage’s withdrawal was a signal that he knew public support wasn’t behind him. She said the intent of her motion was only to get a better response from the community on this issue and that the committee’s responses would be valuable public comment. “Citizens are on the committees,” Chapman said. “I thought it was a way to get adequate public input on the project.” Commissioner Suzanne Atwell, who also voted for a slower procedure, said it seemed the process had been hijacked to meet the November deadline Savage had set. Although she acknowledged the significance of the date, she said it was more important to thoroughly vet the project. “We need to take our time on major projects like this,” Atwell said. “We are in charge of land use — this is a decision we have to make about what our legacy is, what goes on one of our most prized pieces of land.”

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Developer and dairyman leaves lasting impact Family and friends remember Cy Bispham’s work ethic, humor and zest for life. Hardworking. Funny. Country. Philippines and Japan during World War For those who knew the late Cyrus Bi- II. spham, these descriptions are among the Upon his return to Sarasota, he met first that come to mind when describing and married his wife, Doris, in 1948. They the Sarasota dairy farmer, developer and raised four children while he devoted community leader who helped shape the himself to the family business. In 1950, modern picture of Sarasota. Bispham Bispham helped relocate the dairy farm died Wednesday, June 26, at the age of 87. to the Gulf Gate area, then to property Born in 1925 in Sarasota, Bieast of town in 1952, where it conspham joined a family of tinued to operate until 1987. farmers, which boasts the Bispham devoted the 12 county’s second dairy peryears leading up to his remit. His father, Jackson tirement to developing Bispham, was a former 383 acres of the family’s Longboat Key farmer 1,150-acre farm into who relocated to the the golf and residential mainland after a 1921 community Serenoa, hurricane wiped out which opened in 1990. his crop. He purchased Colleagues say Bifarmland where The spham’s work ethic was Landings exists today, apparent in everything and he filed in 1922 for he did, whether he was the permit to open Bayside working on the farm or Dairy. devoting time to one of his “If you want to talk about many civic commitments. grassroots in Sarasota, the “This is a guy who was Cy Bispham with his wife Bispham family embodies of 65 years, Doris all about community, that,” says Kerry Kirschner, from A to Z,” says Kirschexecutive director of the Arner. “If Sarasota had a hall gus Foundation, of which Bispham was a of fame, he would be in it. He commitcharter member. “Cy and his family are ted his entire life to the betterment of the an institution in Sarasota.” community. Whether it was with his famBispham was known for his tireless ily, church or anything, he was tireless in work ethic, which he developed early in that.” life. As a child, he and his brother, Jack, Bispham served on local, state and nawould wake up every morning at 3 a.m. tional dairy boards, the Sarasota County to milk the family’s 60 cows and deliver Fair Board and the Sarasota County Planthe glass bottles of milk before school. In 1944, he graduated from Sarasota High School, where he was a standout athlete in football, track and boxing. After graduation, Bispham joined the Army as a paratrooper and was stationed in the

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An avid outdoorsman, Cy Bispham enjoyed bird hunting and continued to shoot sporting clays weekly with a group of friends.

ning Commission. He was a founding member of the County Charter Commission, and he helped found the Rotary Club of Sarasota Bay, the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and the Argus Foundation, which in 2010 honored him with a lifetime achievement award. Buddy Alday, who served on the Sarasota County Fair Board with Bispham, re-

members his ability to get the job done. “Cy didn’t say a whole lot,” says Alday. “But when he did, you’d better listen. If he told you something, you could count on it, and he always helped get things on their way.” Former Sen. Bob Johnson, who worked with Bispham on the County Charter Commission, says Bispham’s contributions to Sarasota are significant. “He helped shape what Sarasota was to become as a county,” says Johnson. “He was complex; he could be down to earth and a good ol’ boy, but he was also very smart. He’s not someone you could just reproduce with a mold.” In addition to his work ethic and legacy in the community, friends and colleagues also admired Bispham’s sense of humor. “Cy was always quick with a joke or a one-liner,” says Tom Dabney, longtime friend and president of Gulf Coast Property Services Inc. “He was humorous in a very country kind of way. He was a dairy farmer — and proud of it. He always told you exactly what was on his mind.” Bispham’s son, Jack, describes his father as an avid outdoorsman and says that he continued to hunt and shoot sporting clays well into his 80s. He and his father enjoyed taking bird-hunting trips as far away as Nicaragua or the Bahamas. “He was the kind of man who didn’t believe in Saturday afternoons off,” says Jack Bispham. “He was never idle, and he always had to have a project or be doing something productive. He was a man full of life, and I hope that’s how he’s remembered.”

Cy didn’t say a whole lot. But when he did, you’d better listen. If he told you something, you could count on it, and he always helped get things on their way. — Buddy Alday, lifelong friend



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+ Sherrif’s Office targets boaters out on the water The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office conducted 23 boat inspections as part of Operation Dry Water from Friday, June 28, to Sunday, June 30, resulting in one boating under the influence arrest. Marine deputies also issued seven warnings and three boating citations during the national boating under the influence

Sarasota police arrested a 19-year-old suspect in two armed robberies after a short chase at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, near the intersection of 10th Street and Lemon Avenue, according to a news release. Officer Tammy Featherstone recognized John Coates, a homeless man, from surveillance footage captured during the robbery of a 7-Eleven that happened at about 2:30 a.m. the same day. Coates attempted to elude capture in the Salvation Army on 10th Street, threw a chair at Featherstone and was captured by officers after escaping on foot. Police discovered Coates, who is also

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Construction is under way at the former site of eight tennis courts at Sarasota High School, despite efforts by residents to prevent the demolition.
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The option selected at that meeting stated the land the tennis courts previously occupied would become a bus drop-off loop and stormwater drainage area, but many residents objected to that provision when they became aware of it.
 In April, residents near the school who used the courts signed an online petition in an effort to stop the proposed demolition; 842 people have signed it to date. The petition was presented to the Sarasota County School Board in May, but the board voted unanimously at its June 4 meeting to move up the construction of the bus loop in place of the courts, so it would be completed before the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.

The Sarasota Police Department investigated a capsized boat discovered near the 10th Street boat ramp after 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30, according to a press release. None of the four unidentified adults on board the 15-foot vessel was injured. Fellow boaters rescued the occupants and helped tow the capsized vehicle to shore.


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Independence Day festivities will affect traffic through the weekend, according to a press release from the Sarasota Police Department. During the fireworks display July 4, parking will not be allowed on the bayfront on the south end of Island Park. The area between Ringling Boulevard south to the Selby Gardens property line will be reserved as a viewing area for pedestrians. This restriction is new this year. During the Festival Parade of Boats July 5, part of the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival, public consumption of alcohol will only be allowed from the 1400 to the 1500 block of Main Street, and only from 5 p.m. to midnight. Other affected areas include: • Centennial Park and Boat Ramp, which will be closed at 6 p.m. from July 3 until July 7 • Bayfront Drive from Gulfstream Avenue to Orange Avenue, which will close from 7 to 10 p.m. July 4. • The 10th Street and North Tamiami Trail entry to the Van Wezel and Centennial Park, which will be closed from 9 a.m. July 5 until 6 p.m. July 7. • Several roads will be closed beginning as early as 2 p.m. for the Festival Parade of Boats on July 5.

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At least 50 people attended a rally Saturday organized by former Save Our Seabirds volunteer Greg Para, who said its purpose was to show support for founder Lee Fox. would steal food from birds, making it impossible to know how much the birds had eaten. She said that she has seen rats maim birds and once had to shake her leg to keep a rat from crawling on it. Para told the commission that the inspection, which occurred at 3:30 p.m., should have taken place early in the morning to check for signs of rats. Para also said that SOS doesn’t have proper permits because the permits were in Fox’s name. Pilston said SOS is in the process of getting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permits transferred to the organization. He anticipates having FWC permits by the end of the week. Tucker said that an FWS official told her the agency would recommend approval. Both organizations told her they had no intention of closing SOS. But, when commissioners questioned the investigation, Tucker admitted staff didn’t ask about violations at the facility. Commissioners seemed especially concerned when Lajeunesse showed them a

picture of a black mold spot on the facility’s ceiling. Pilston said the picture was taken in a room that’s in disrepair and isn’t currently used. Pilston also said that the allegations, if true, took place when Fox was in charge of bird care. Commissioner Paul Caragiulo expressed his concerns toward the end of the discussion. “We’ve had folks come down and say one thing very convincingly,” he said to Pilston. “I’m not leveling any charges against you … At the end of the day, I’m uncomfortable with what I’ve seen and heard.” Mayor Shannon Snyder made a motion that passed unanimously, directing staff to investigate issues discussed at the meeting and to gather all reports, including complaints, about the facility from the FWC, FWS and Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office from the last five years.


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collectivist Statism — it is appropriate on this day to think about and reaffirm a commitment to the principles those 56 men bravely declared with their lives, their fortunes and their honor on that day July 4, 1776. Read the Declaration of Independence again. Let us never forget.

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I choose liberty; denounce surveillance The NSA’s surveillance of Americans is a breach of the Constitution. How would you like the government tracking who visits your home or how you spend your money. “Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.� — Thomas Jefferson On this extraordinary day in American history, July 4, it is always worth reflecting on the reasons we celebrate Independence Day, particularly in light of the revelations about the federal government’s monitoring of innocent citizens’ phone calls and emails. Clayton Those who support government surveillance cite their belief that such efforts make us all safer. I disagree. The government’s surveillance of innocent Americans is a breach of its fundamental obligations to safeguard our constitutionally protected rights. And, by its breach of those obligations, the essence of our democracy is imperiled. As every youngster should know, the fourth day of July commemorates the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. That extraordinary instrument was conceived and drafted by a group of brave rev-

olutionaries who subscribed to the belief that government should exist for the purpose of securing our rights under “natural law.� The second paragraph of the Declaration contains the most inspirational statement of human rights ever written: “We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.� Throughout the 20th century and into the present, this country has prided itself on those ideals and has attempted to spread throughout the world the concept of freedom and democracy at great cost to its citizens’ lives and national treasure. In the 20th century alone, more than 670,000 American service members died, and many more shed blood in the interest of preserving freedom and preventing tyranny around the world. But, are

we truly safe from tyranny here at home? Our country changed after Sept. 11, 2001. In our zeal to prevent a recurrence of such a horrific tragedy, we have wittingly and unwittingly allowed our government under both political parties to become ever more powerful and intrusive in our lives. Hence, most of us grudgingly endure body scans at airports and surrender shampoo bottles that contain more than 3.4 ounces of fluid. Nonetheless, we have not knowingly and willingly consented to the much more intrusive conduct of government snooping through our email and/or its recording the identity of those with whom we communicate. There is no articulable reason for us to allow it now and thereby abandon our natural right to privacy — our fundamental right to be left alone by our government. Some of our fellow citizens say that if someone is not doing any-

thing “wrong,� there shouldn’t be anything to worry about if the government wants to maintain records of our communications, or where we go, or even what we write. But that point of view begs the question: What if their definition of what is acceptable behavior today is later defined as “wrong� by a future political class or some nameless, faceless bureaucrat? Would such lawabiding citizens truly feel comfortable with government agents standing at their street corner recording the identity of visitors to their home, or monitoring where they went or who they visited or how they spent their money? Does it really matter if that kind of surveillance is conducted in person or through some hyperpowered NSA data center? Do you unqualifiedly trust the government always to do the right thing? The mere fact that we have sophisticated technology to conduct surveillance — whether by NSA electronic snooping or

The federal government under Presidents Bush and Obama has attempted to justify snooping on all of us as necessary for our safety. I’m not buying it, and our Constitution forbids it. Given the choice between safety and liberty from the government’s invasion of our privacy, the choice for me is clear. I choose liberty.

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HOT TEMPERS 6:34 p.m. — 900 block of Beach Road. Battery. A man claimed he was punched after starting an argument with another man over his baggy pants. He said they agreed to fight in the parking lot, but things got heated quickly, and they started fighting on the beach. The man who threw the punch said the fight started after the man, who got punched, verbally abused the women the assailant was hanging out with, and he only hit him after the other man threw the first punch.

June 26 RIPPING DVDS 8:30 a.m. — 500 block of Kumquat Court. Petit Theft. A man stored his DVD player inside a church to charge it and then left the area. He returned an hourand-a-half later to find that the DVD player and two DVDs were gone. Officers reviewed video surveillance, but it did not show the inside of the chapel.

HIT AND RUN 11:40 a.m. — 1300 block of First Street. Battery. A man got involved in a verbal altercation with another person in the computer room of a library. The person eventually slapped the man in the face before leaving the library. Police could not locate the suspect.

DRINKING AND RIDING 12:40 p.m. — 500 block of N. Washington Boulevard. Petit Theft/Shoplifting. A woman reportedly stole two cans of an alcoholic beverage from a convenience store. She was found with the two cans sitting by her leg. While in the back seat of the patrol vehicle, the woman attempted to drink one

NO SMOKING 6:45 a.m. — 1500 Block of Boulevard of the Arts. Dispute/Fight. A man complained that employees inside an office were smoking cigarettes, which he claimed was in violation of federal law. The general manager of the office said it is not a violation because no food was being sold and the business is private. When the man was informed the office was not violating any laws, he argued it was a government building because there were government postings inside the lobby.

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LOVE THY NEIGHBOR 4:30 p.m. — 5000 block of Barrington Circle. Dispute/Fight. A woman said she and her friend were sunbathing at her complex’s pool when a neighbor started yelling at her for being at the pool. The sunbathing woman said the neighbor had been harassing her for weeks, and that the neighbor tried to run over her friend with a motorized scooter. The neighbor told police the pool was closed until June 27; that the sunbathing woman swore at her; and that she left the area and called management. The neighbor denied trying to run over the woman’s friend. // See a map of this week’s incident locations.

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Dumpsters cause a stink for Siesta Key business Although the problem has temporarily been solved, one Siesta Key business manager says she will not be able to get former customers to return. There was something rotten on the island of Siesta Key, according to Prudie Varro. In August, Varro noticed the dumpsters on adjacent properties were being left out in the open. The distinct odor of garbage was more than an unpleasant nuisance for Varro, the manager of resort Sunsets on the Key; it was harming her business. “My guests were writing me, ‘We love the place, we love the staff, we love the resort, the village, the beach, but that smell — we’re not coming back,’” Varro said. She knew an ordinance required the offending properties — located at The Arches and Key Corners — to conceal trash containers from the street, because in 2006 she had to outfit Sunsets on the Key with such an enclosure. Varro reached out to various government entities with little success. When she talked to code enforcement, she says she was told the blame rested with waste management. “I would do that every couple of months, and nothing happened,” she said. On June 21, almost 11 months after her first complaint, she sent an email to the County Commission, the Siesta Key Association and Visit Sarasota County — whomever she could convince to get something done. Thanks in part to a passionate response from Michael Shay, vice president of the Siesta Key Association, citations were issued to offending properties June 24, and the dumpsters are now off the street.

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It’s a victory for Varro, but the protracted battle came with a cost. “I don’t get old customers back,” she said. “They’re gone; they’re not coming back.” Shay understood why Varro was frustrated with the county’s pace, but he was satisfied with how quickly everything came together when it was brought to the highest level. “We all know that code enforcement is understaffed,” he said. “I think that, as in any business where you are understaffed, things fall between the cracks.” Varro doesn’t believe this is the end of her issues. “What I’ve seen in the past is, it gets the attention and the problem is resolved — for now,” she said. “Then, slowly but surely, it starts creeping back in again, and we’re right back to where we started. It’s really hard to keep up the fight.”


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Eastern Manatee County may not have beaches or famous museums, but it has plenty of local flavor, winding rivers and parks in which to relax with your family. Consider these options for spending your summer days and nights:


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Tom Bennett Park


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Mixon Fruit Farms

2525 27th St. E., Bradenton Mixon Fruit Farms owners Bill and Janet Mixon have turned this longtime family-owned citrus grove into a destination of its own. A gift shop offers unique items, as well as Mixon-grown citrus, Mixonlabeled wine and other treats. Guests can stop in its café area for lunch and the grove’s orange-swirl ice cream. Patrons also can catch a tram tour through the groves and an on-site wildlife rescue.

400 Cypress Creek Blvd., Bradenton The East County may not have beaches, but this quaint park, named after the local businessman who previously owned the property, is a great stop to start for a relaxing morning. Guests can hike or bike along 1.2 miles of trails or start a game of sand volleyball. Families with children also can enjoy a unique web-inspired playground. Areas for fishing, playing soccer or having a picnic in the shade also are available.


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Linger Lodge Restaurant & Campground

7205 85th St. Court E., Bradenton The sound of a doorbell ringing alerts restaurant staff when new patrons enter this unique local eatery. With a scenic view of the Braden River, this site first was home to a fish camp in the 1940s. East County resident Frank Gamsky opened the Linger Lodge Restaurant and RV Resort in the late 1960s. The restaurant, now under different ownership, shows off the creative handiwork of Gamsky, a taxidermist. Over the years, the restaurant has earned several national


“shoutouts,” including being named one of the “Top Five Weirdest Restaurants in America” by Al Roker. Its more unique menu offerings include fried green tomatoes, alligator ribs, gator stew and frog legs. Other menu favorites are fried catfish and the lodge’s awardwinning gumbo. Patrons still can take a look at the lodge’s famous — and fake — “roadkill menu,” which features delicacies such as “chunk of skunk.”

Jiggs Landing

6106 63rd St. E., (Braden River Road) Bradenton While at Linger Lodge, consider grabbing a dessert to go, before heading to this quaint little spot along the Braden River. With fishing piers, picnic pavilions and even a small playground, there’s plenty of things to do as you watch the sun set.

total trip TIME: 8 hours

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June 28. Erosion must always be considered on barrier islands. A new bike path in 1979 on Siesta Key was no exception. At barely a week old, Siesta Key’s new $133,866 bike bath between Turtle Beach and Sanderling Road began showing signs of aging. The first heavy rain washed away the back slope and exposed the drainage pipe, sending dirt cascading onto neighborhood lawns. The county engineering department had cut economic corners and scattered seed instead of sodding. Had the back slope been sodded, as called for in the original plans, the problem would have been avoided, residents believed.

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Sam Miller, right, high-fives a teammate after scoring a run for the Sarasota National 10/11 All-Star team.

Payton Leach makes contact in the fourth inning of the Sarasota National 10/11 All-Star team’s game versus North Port June 25.

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Drew Branton races down the first base line after hitting a double in the fourth inning.

The Sarasota American and Sarasota National 9/10 and 10/11 Little League All-Star teams welcomed the start of the District 16 Little League All-Star Tournament June 21, at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota. The tournaments ran through June 27, with the winners advancing to their respective Section 6 tournaments. The Sarasota American and Sarasota National 11/12, Junior and Senior All-Stars opened their tournaments July 1 and will continue play through July 9.

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Ten-year-old Kyle Upman got the call on the mound for the Sarasota American 9/10 All-Stars June 25.

Ten-year-old Carson Long races down the first base line after drawing a walk.

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Sarasota High senior point guard Kylie Warner scored 11 points to lead the Navy team to a 79-73 come-frombehind victory over the White team in the FABC Futures Shootout June 17, at Berkeley Preparatory School. In addition to playing in the FABC Futures Shootout, the 17-yearold has spent the offseason playing with the Sarasota Sting — the Lady Sailors travel-ball team — in preparation for her final season at Sarasota High.

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I was surprised we won. I knew it was even (in terms of) the amount of talented players, but I was surprised when we came back after being down 17-3 at one point in the first half.

I enjoy having a bond with my teammates and being able to work together as a team. It’s not so much one person doing everything; it’s the team concept that I enjoy the most.

It was definitely a learning experience playing with stronger and taller players. It was kind of hard playing with people you didn’t know, but throughout the game we started realizing each other’s strengths. I learned that playing with different people is a lot different than knowing how to play. The chemistry was a lot different.

My fondest basketball moment was with the team two years ago, when we worked our way up to being able to play against Sebastian River in the Class 7A-Region 3 quarterfinals. They were a really wellorganized team. They had players who were going to Georgia Tech, and we were going up against them. For us to get there was a big accomplishment.

About three weeks prior to the game, my coaches told me I had been chosen. I was actually surprised I got chosen. It was definitely a boost to my confidence in myself, and it was a really good experience.

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Jay Daniel, Ric Romanoff and Steele Harris, with Connor Flick, her father, Dieter, and Martin Sobel

by Yaryna Klimchak | Community Editor

hirteen-year-old Connor Flick and 14-year-old Steele Harris have made a commitment to learn to fly. The teens spend their Saturdays in an airplane hangar surrounded by every tool imaginable. Charts, instructions, wires and bolts lie scattered across various tables as the children study them alongside Experimental Aircraft Association members. The teens and EAA members are building an RV-12 out of an airplane kit. Connor and Steele are just two of the youth interested in the ins and outs of what it takes, not just to fly a plane, Those interested in getbut to also build ting involved one. can contact “When you are a Martin Sobel pilot, you just fly,” at 539-4806. says Steele. “When you are building it, you see the bare bones of the inside of the plane and you see how everything works together and get a better feel for it.” The idea for the plane-building project started with the Young Eagles Program. The national program, which started in July 1992, teaches children about aviation and airplane safety. The goal is to introduce youth to flying. It became particularly enticing with the promise of a free flight at the end of the program. EAA Chapter 180, the Sarasota chapter, takes children through the Young Eagles Program every third Saturday of the month. But, because the members wanted to keep children involved in aviation after they received their Young Eagles certification, they sought a more in-depth

project — building a working airplane with community youth. So, six of the EAA members formed a corporation, RV-12 Inc., and pitched in to purchase the $60,000 airplane kit from Van’s Aircraft. Next, they recruited students at area schools. The plane building began in January 2012 with 12 interested teens and pre-teens. Because a few of the EAA members are flight instructors, they agreed to give participants a onehour flight lesson for every 25 hours they spend building the airplane. This helps the teens and preteens to receive a sport pilot license from the Federal Aviation Administration; they need at least 20 hours of flight time. A bonus of building the plane is that future pilots have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a plane they will eventually be able to fly. Due to the summer months, hectic schedules and loss of patience for such a long project, many of the 12 students have left the program. Steele and Connor have stuck it out. After dedicating more than 100 hours to building the plane, Steele and Connor say they have learned many lessons, including commitment. “It takes passion to wake up at 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning when you can do anything else,” Steele says.


Ric Romanoff, Connor Flick, Jay Daniel and Steele Harris put on the left wing of the RV-12.

Photos by Yaryna Klimchak

The EAA member mentors continue to be a motivating factor for him. “They are here for you if you need help,” he says. “They are going to show you how to do it the right way, and they won’t tell you to go do something else because you don’t know how.” Members expect to have the RV-12 in the air by December. “I think it’s an excellent thing for any child to broaden their horizon. This is a precise way to learn new skills and it is a wide, diverse facet,” says Dieter Flick, Connor’s father and EAA Chapter 180 member.

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Grace Milton, 8, practices tricks on the triple trapeze.

What have you learned at camp? I have learned how to do the duo trap, where we hold people with two people, and sometimes there are two people holding one person on the same trapeze.

Ava Michel, 9, and Abigail Loeffer, 8, watch their campmates perform acts during practice before the final show.


How has your flexibility gotten since being here? It’s gotten pretty good because we stretch every morning.

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Why do you want to continue with acrobatics in the future? I just love learning new things abut the circus, because how they did it always looks really easy, but it’s really not. What was the most challenging part? The challenging part was deciding which act I wanted to do.

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Where are we today? We are Circus Sarasota Circus Camp. It’s a summer camp for kids where we get to learn new things.

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What would you tell your friends about this camp? It was really fun, because I love just watching the circus. Everyone loves watching the circus, and (it’s fun) to get to be a part of it. I have learned it’s really fun. I want to go to Sarasota High because then I could do the circus in high school. What does it take to put on a circus act? It’s very different for each act. You have to learn different skills for different acts.

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By Adam Hughes | Research Editor

Four-bedroom home in Spice Bay sells for $2.25 million The following residential real-estate transactions took place between June 17 and June 21. A home in Spice Bay tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Perrone Construction Inc. sold the home at 1220 Sharswood Lane to Scott and Debra Losch, of Sarasota, for $2.25 million. Built in 2012, it has four bedrooms, four baths, two half-baths, a pool and 3,947 square feet of living area.

feet of living area. It previously sold for $115,600 in 1983.

Forest Lakes Country Club Estates

Peter Branning and Martha Boston sold their home at 1817 Brookhaven Drive to Andrew O’Connor III, of Key West, for $240,000. Built in 1977, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,165 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $300,000 in 2003.


Oyster Bay Estates

1324 S. Lakeshore LLC sold the home at 1324 S. Lake Shore Drive to Charles Knowles, of Sarasota, for $1.25 million. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, fourand-a-half baths, a pool and 5,408 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,475,000 in 2008.


Robert Salie, of Nokomis, sold his Unit PH1707 condominium at 800 N. Tamiami Trail to Sylvester Bonarti and Maria Diaz-Bonarti, trustees, of Sarasota, for $725,000. Built in 2007, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 2,797 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $620,000 in 2009.

Plaza at Five Points

Eric and Jodi Sobol, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 16A condominium at 50 Central Ave. to Roy Williamson, trustee, of Sarasota, for $715,000. Built in 2005, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,595 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $605,700 in 2005.

McClellan Park

Clifford and Maria Roles, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1741 S. Oval Drive to Dennis Jesse, of Sarasota, for $700,000. Built in 1993, it has four bedrooms, four

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This home at 1220 Sharswood Lane has four bedrooms, four baths, two half-baths, a pool and 3,947 square feet of living area. It sold for $2.25 million. baths, a pool and 2,793 square feet of living area.

Sarasota Bay Club

Sarasota Bay Club LLC sold the Unit 1003 condominium at 1301 N. Tamiami Trail to Irene Murphy, of Sarasota, for $495,000. Built in 2000, it has one bedroom, one-and-a-half baths and 1,161 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $365,000 in 2001.

Huntington Pointe

William and Marilyn Milburn, trustees, of Sarasota, sold the home at 4090 Hearthstone Drive to Edward and Susan Stofko, of Sarasota, for $425,000. Built in 1991, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,703 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $203,900 in 1991.

Condominium on the Bay

Michael Burger and Joan Cable,

trustees, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 402 condominium at 888 Blvd. of the Arts to Joan O’Bryan, of Sarasota, for $375,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,288 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $310,000 in 2012.

Pelican Cove

Donald and Judith Black, of Monroe Township, N.J., sold their Unit 212 condominium at 1603 Bayhouse Point Drive to Edwin and Victoria Meyer, of Sarasota, for $281,000. Built in 1976, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,216 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $135,000 in 1995.

Gulf Gate East

Vera Luetteke, trustee, of Tampa, sold the home at 6691 Easton Drive to John and Kimberly Klunder, of Sarasota, for $265,000. Built in 1983, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,664 square

Jon Baldwin Jr., of Sarasota, sold his home at 5716 Volsella Place to Robert and Julie Zaykoski, of Old Forge, N.Y., for $230,000. Built in 1960, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,513 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $190,600 in 2010.


Herbert Weiss and Ellen Weiss, trustees, of Winter Park, sold the Unit PH524 condominium at 524 Beach Road to A and L Paradise LLC for $915,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,698 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $215,000 in 1984.

Sara Sands

Janice Heilbrunn sold her home at 5025 Higel Ave. to Jeffrey Houden, of Waunakee, Wis., for $725,500. Built in 1958, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 1,693 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $550,000 in 2009.

Sarasota Beach

Blanche Dillon sold her home at 263 Island Circle to Jason and Christina Caskill, of Sarasota, for $705,000. Built in 1953, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,994 square feet of living area.


8121 Midnight Pass Rd #A3979746 $895,000 Dan Freed

Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-735-0770

6208 Midnight Pass Rd # 300 #A3977373 $725,000 Tara Lamb & Judy Greene

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-266-4873

1104 Ben Franklin Unit Dr # 816 #A3980203 $699,000 Karen Landis

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-400-6049

1909 Georgia Ave #D5792796 $599,000 Robert Lorence

Englewood 941-473-7750 239-682-2106

1640 Bay Harbor Ln #A3980326 $2,299,900 Kristine Niehaus

3371 Diamond Key Ct #C7044300 $499,000 Ken Parr

Punta Gorda 941-505-5555 941-916-1252

1188 N Tamiami Trl # 602 #A3979875 $495,000 Susan Matteoli PA

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-356-1335

1125 W Peppertree Dr # 707 #A3966346 $489,000 Ellen Wells

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

408 Autumn Chase Dr #N5780754 $469,000 Nancy Richardson

Venice 941-485-5421 941-223-9771

722 Oak Bend Way #A3962103 $450,000 Harvey & Ethel Lovelace

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-376-4950

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-586-7390

765 Boundary Blvd #D5792783 $449,900 Michael Hollenbeck

Rotonda West 941-473-7750 941-286-0880

FAMILIAR FACES. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. Showcase your property to over 6,500 affiliate branches in 52 countries. 2939 Longleat Woods #A3979976 $419,900 Marci Mcfarland

1329 S Lake Shore Dr #A3978308 $2,250,000 Kim & Michael Ogilvie

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-961-3390

7129 Roland Oaks Cir #A3980440 $399,000 Alison Elizalde

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-928-9217

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-376-1717

712 Anna Hope Ln #A3980361 $351,250 Linda Bastian

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-321-6203

5911 Midnight Pass Rd # 204 #A3980437 $349,400 Veronika Bajtala

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-544-2134

5855 Midnight Pass Rd # 316 #A3971714 $339,000 Drew Russell

Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-993-3739

20581 Pezzana Dr #A3979695 $329,000 Linda Bastian

Venice 941-966-8000 941-321-6203

6235 Aventura Dr #A3978793 $314,000 Brian Loebker

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-735-4393

5707 Timber Lake Dr #A3980141 $299,000 Janice Perry

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-228-0848

1712 Old Summerwood Blvd #A3980351 $289,000 Christine Del Monte

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-266-6733

7354 S Leewynn Dr #A3980204 $275,000 Susan Mitchell

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-780-5085





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These are the largest city of Sarasota and Sarasota County building permits issued by Sarasota County and city of Sarasota for the week of June 17 through June 21, in order of dollar amounts.





1727 Arlington St. 420 Woodland Drive 635 Columbia Court 235 Cocoanut Ave. 182 Golden Gate Point 2106 Floyd St. 5071 Bay Shore Road 1500 North Drive 921 Caloosa Drive 2437 Clematis St.

Renovations Enclosure Remodel Bathroom Demolition Remodel Remodel Seawall Addition Re-roof

Katherine Zimmerman Dorothy Albright Christopher Jaensch Derin Parks Marie Hoffberg Hunter Roberts James Unnever Michelle McNeil James Young Jr. Louis Southwick III

$75,000 $46,990 $28,500 $23,000 $20,000 $20,000 $15,000 $13,502 $13,329 $12,825




839 Siesta Key Circle 9397 Midnight Pass Road 6311 Seagate Ave. 420 Beach Road 1081 Shire St. 1081 Shire St. 8037 Via Fiore 1976 White Feather Lane 2227 Brookhaven Drive 5880 Midnight Pass Road

Remodel Renovations Addition Remodel Addition Garage Remodel Re-roof Re-roof Renovations

Donald Williams Thomas Hess Robert Humes Robert Conway Eric Calkins Eric Calkins David Bouverat James Dorricott J.C. Jordan Michael Rieger

Amount $405,422 $158,566 $98,000 $70,000 $65,000 $65,000 $63,172 $37,000 $36,340 $35,000

636 Beach Rd #A3980360 $5,750,000 Linda Dickinson & Kelly Quigley

Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-350-3304

Source: Sarasota County; city of Sarasota

Crescent Arms

Robert Schaller, Lawrence Schaller, Barbara Schaller, Thomas Bestpitch, Kara

Punta Gorda 941-639-0000 774-766-0248


10322 Windsong Rd #C7044987 $177,999 Cathy Schultz

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-993-3334

1111 Ritz Carlton Dr # 1505 #A3966943 Diane Lyons

2505 Casey Key Rd #A3971580 $8,900,000 Deborah Beacham

407 Gondola Park Dr # 407 #N5780872 $214,900 Scott Johnston

7819 Moonstone Dr. #A3980114 $175,000 Michael Bruno

Sarasota $9,000 941-552-4200

2050 Benjamin Franklin Dr # A301 #A3974539 Diann Thelen

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-350-5542

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

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-356-5367

3347 Sabal Cove Way #A3976159 $1,350,000 Nora Johnson & Denise Mattmuller

Longboat Key 941-951-6660 941-809-1700

11527 30Th E Cove #A3980344 $1,350,000 Ann Moore

Parrish 941-951-6660 941-320-8461

1111 Ritz Carlton Dr # 1101 #A3941343 $1,295,000 Christine Del Monte

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-266-6733

221 Osprey Point Dr #A3980355 $1,279,000 Betty Mullinnix & Steve Abbe

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-928-3441

304 Sunrise Dr #A3978266 Terri Healey


Nokomis/North Venice 941-966-8000 941-320-0389

546 Freeling Dr #A3971775 $980,000 Sarah Mcguire

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

5290 Avenida Navarra #A3978165 $950,000 Mark McCann

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-685-7624

1780 Island Way #A3949557 $900,000 Lenore Treiman

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-356-9642

535 Beach Rd #A3965053 Rudy Dudon

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-234-3991 // Read more real-estate transactions and see a map.

Venice 941-493-2500 941-232-5482

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-320-3229


3519 Brookline Dr #A3972950 $269,900 Elaine Adair

Bestpitch, Lawrence Schaller Jr. and Danielle Schaller, of Orchard Park, N.Y., sold their Unit 304-S condominium at 6312 Midnight Pass Road to William and Susan Pollard, of Massillon, Ohio, for $525,000. Built in 1968, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 977 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $950,000 in 2005.

1201 Cowpen Ln #A3970739 $1,550,000 Lee Byron and Sue Keal

3665 Calliandra Dr #A3980356 $210,000 Donna Baranowski

4030 Deberry Dr #A3980182 $165,375 Paul Desantis

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-504-3951

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-875-3699

Sarasota $8,500 941-552-4200

484 Circlewood Dr # N-5 #N5780565 Robin Sullivan

Venice $1,100 941-485-5421

Casey Key 941-383-7591 941-376-2688

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



SLR5 Properties LLC sold the home at 4847 Commonwealth Drive to Gregory Stein, of Sarasota, for $544,000. Built in 2008, it has three bedrooms, three-anda-half baths and 2,850 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $262,500 in 2010.

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-266-7555


Siesta Beach

888 S Orange Ave # Phc #A3980196 $1,985,000 Jennifer Linehan


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Alejandra Powell and her daughter, Natalia

Palmer Ranch welcomes Culverhouse Nature Park

Photos by Nick Friedman

J.B. Leeming, Robby Lyle and Ali Benac with Christina and Charles Harrod Seafood fans flocked to downtown Saturday, June 29, to take part in the annual Sarasota Farmers Market Shrimp and Lobster Festival. Guests enjoyed fresh seafood and live music while browsing vendors’ booths.

Residents gathered Saturday, June 29, to celebrate the opening of Culverhouse Nature Park in Palmer Ranch. The new 82-acre park is one of seven trailheads on the Legacy Trail and features opportunities for picnicking, hiking, bicycling and gardening. Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Friends of The Legacy Trail, Friends of Palmer Ranch Parks, Friends of Culverhouse Community Garden, the Sarasota YMCA and the Palmer Ranch Master Association hosted the open-house celebration.

Above: Mike Wernicoff with his daughters, Wallis and Edlyn


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Right: Nancy and Jerry Schrantz

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SPECTACULAR GOLF & WATER VIEWS OF 5TH GREEN, FAIRWAY & LAKE. Updated maintenance free 2BD/2BA + den Villa. New tile, appliances, stone counters, fans, fixtures. Villa freshly painted throughout. Spacious lanai with heated pool & spa with new pool heater. Full golf equity membership included. Tennis, fitness center, Clubhouse................$349,000

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Ideal location!!! Short Ideal location!!! location!!! Short Short Ideal walk to Siesta Beach walk to Siesta Beach walk to Siesta Beach and minutes to the and minutes minutes to to the the and Gulf from this charmGulf from this charmGulf from this charming 3/2.5. Deep water ing 3/2.5. 3/2.5. Deep Deep water water ing dock in exclusive dock in exclusive dock in exclusive Royal Palm Harbor. Royal Palm Palm Harbor. Harbor. Royal $999,000 $999,000 $999,000

This fabulous fabulous estate estate This home is is perfect perfect for for an an home extended family family -extended en-suite bedrooms bedrooms 55 en-suite plus in-law suite with with plus in-law suite outdoor living at its best. outdoor living at its best. $2,500,000 $2,500,000

Siesta Key Key -Siesta 1303 Dockside Place 1303 Dockside Place Justacross across the the street street Just from Siesta Beach from Siesta Beach this spacious spacious 3-4/3 3-4/3 this with deeded deep with deeded deeded deep deep with water boat dock water boat boat dock dock water and garage ideal and garage garage isis is ideal ideal and for the boater for the the boater boater for and beachgoer. and beachgoer. beachgoer. and $695,000 $695,000 $695,000

Sheri Lasley Lasley Sheri

941.400.4186 941.400.4186

Siesta Key Key -Siesta 9393 Midnight 9393 Midnight Pass Road, Road, 605N 605N Pass

Surrounded by water Surrounded by by water water Surrounded on three sides, three sides, sides, on three enjoy sunrises and enjoy sunrises sunrises and and enjoy sunsets from this sunsets from from this this sunsets lovely 2/2 on the lovely 2/2 2/2 on on the the lovely south end of Siesta. south end of Siesta. south end of Siesta. The Pointe affords The Pointe Pointe affords affords The every amenity. every amenity. every amenity. $369,000 $369,000 $369,000

Bob Ruiz Ruiz Bob

941.544.3299 941.544.3299

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Just Listed Riegels Landing Beauty! Bring Your Boat!

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

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5829 Riegels Harbor Road


Zen-Like Canal Front Home!

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• 2,789 SF, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2 Car Garage, Heated Pool. • Kitchen updated in 2011 with dark granite counters. • No maintenance GAF Decks and PVC railings with lighting embedded – 2011. • Dockage for 2 boats: 40’dock plus a 10,000 lb boat lift. • Direct access to Intracoastal. • A short walk to Siesta Key Beach! MLS A3980520 $1,495,000

140 Avenida Veneccia

5444 Azure Way

• 2,560 SF, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 1 Car Garage. •Gulf Views from Master Bedroom Suite. • Solid wood cabinets, granite counters & Sstainless steel appliances. • Outdoor shower • Covered Loggia under building for al fresco dining and entertaining. • A short walk to Siesta Key Beach and Siesta Key Village! MLS A3977131 $975,000

• 2,300 SF, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage, Pool. • Renovated and Expanded in 2002. • Vaulted ceilings and skylights. • Maple cabinets and stainless steel counters in Kitchen. • Multiple outdoor spaces for relaxing and entertaining. • A short walk to Siesta Key Beach! MLS A3977291 $1,125,000

Voted Sarasota Magazine’s Five Star Agent “Best in Clients Satisfaction” 8 Years in a Row Coldwell Banker - International President’s Premier Agent

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 5145 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota, FL Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Owned and Operated by NRT,LLC

Selling Sarasota’s Finest Waterfront and Golfing Communities Siesta Towers


Casa Mar

Quiet OnThe Key-- No Pets, Free Laundry, Limited Renters. Easy to Village. Fabulous Building Renovations to this amazing mature structure in process. New Windows. New Paint. New Landscaping. New Hallways. Rush in for the opportunity -- Elegant Living with Beautiful views. Stunning move-in ready end unit. Full Gulf & City View. Fabulous Sunsets. 200 ft of common ground pristine water front on Big Pass. Skyline full Gulf of Mexico & City views. MLS#A3956326 $1,280,000

Strathmore Villas


New Cabinets. New Appliances. New Floors. Granite Countertops. Over 300 feet of Private Beach Frontage on World Famous Siesta Beach. Casa Mar-Four Years as “Best of Sarasota” Award because it’s Where your family and friends will gather for quality time ALL the time. Play tennis or shuffleboard, then bask in the sun by one of our two large sparkling swimming pools. Stroll down palm lined walks that lead to the beach and enjoy one of Florida’s specular sunsets. MLS#A3980591 $195,000


Dock your lifestyle INTO this attached villa home! For a full time resident who wants to move in right now! Pristine and quietly kept neighborhood, this beautifully large and happy home is in amazing condition. Leave nothing behind! There is so much space. Want some panache? Add your granite countertops to this kitchen/update ceiling and voila’...sparkle to please yourself! Best private boat docks for value: Less than $15 a month slips?!! Sunsets by boat.Tranquility and Fishing! MLS#A3975448 $155,000

Sandra LaFlamme, GRI

941.961.5069 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 5145 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota, FL

Presenting Properties at Gulf and Bay Club




Magnificent sunset views from your living room, bedroom and kitchen. Beautifully renovated and decorated. Offered at $775,000

You are a few quick steps from the powder white Siesta beach, or one of 3 pools. Lovely renovated unit being sold furnished and ready to move into. Priced at $750,000

At Beachaven

650 feet along a well landscaped mall to the #1 beach in America (2011). This 2 Bedroom plus Bonus Room, 2 Bath Townhouse, is one of the largest in Beachaven, with 1764 sq. ft. of living space (1,533 under air) plus an attached garage with opener. Very open 2nd story with hardwood floors and a 21 x 31 Great Room, 11 x 12 Bedroom and 7 x 17 Bath. First floor Bedroom is 21 x24 and features a Terrazo floor. All windows and doors are hurricane rated w/ impact glass. Stair-lift to 2nd floor. Baths have grab-bars. $640,000


Call Kay Neary 941.780.3135

End unit overlooking pool, lake with fountains with Gulf views. Priced at $549,000

Owned and Operated by NRT,LLC


Call Stephanie Kitsemble at 941-313.0874

Michael Saunders & Company Licensed Real Estate Broker

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Well appointed 2/2 condos directly across from Siesta Key Public Beach. Rates starting at $4,500/month in High Season. Includes all furnishing, utilities, WiFi, covered parking.

941.587.9288 2013 Five Star Real Estate Agent - 6x Recipient

2100 Constitution Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34231



Comfortable 2/2 on Longboat Key overlooking the Beach & Gulf. Pool, fitness, clubroom, covered parking. Rate: $4,800/month in High Season. Includes all furnishings, utilities, WiFi.

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Judie Berger


Trust THE REALTOR WITH PROVEN RESULTS “As an attorney for over 30 years in NJ and PA, I’ve represented hundreds of clients in real estate transactions. Judie has represented me in Siesta Key transactions. In my opinion, a real estate professional’s experience, unsurpassed knowledge of the

5831 Riegels Harbor Road - $1,895,000

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

530 Yardarm Lane - $1,050,000

5229 Cape Leyte Drive - $849,000

Longboat Key sailboat water, one block to beach and bay, pool. 3 beds/3 baths. PRICE REDUCED $100,000

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



marketplace, competence, and utmost integrity are prerequisites of the best of the best... Judie defines them all.” Joseph Honer, Esq. Siesta Key, FL and Media, PA

2120 Sonoma Drive East - $594,000

Tuscan style 3,238 sf pool home. 28,000+ sf lot with golf course views 3 bd/3 baths, office

5128 Windward Avenue - $500,000

Charming Siesta Key waterfront pool home on quiet street. 4 beds/3 baths with updated kitchen and bonus room

Top producer on SieSTa Key - premier SoTheby’S inTernaTional realTy a leader in SaraSoTa reSidenTial SaleS VoTed SaraSoTa magazine’S FiVe STar agenT “beST in clienT SaTiSFacTion” 7 yearS in a row Specializing in luxury marKeTing and negoTiaTion diScreeT conSulTaTionS

709 Treasure Boat Way - $1,550,000

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



Siesta Key


Judie Berger

PA, ABR, GRI 116590

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7922 HoLiDay DRiVE SouTH 5BR • 5Ba • 2PB • 12+CG 8,505 SF $7,900,000


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4BR • 3Ba • 2 PB • 4CG 4,393 SF $2,645,000 CaSEy KEy

880 SiESTa DRiVE 4BR • 4.5Ba • 3CG 4,036 SF $2,395,000 SiESTa KEy

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Top Producing Agent Team in Sarasota 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Joel Schemmel, J.D. 941.587.4894 Sharon Chiodi 941.809.0380 Tracy Eisnaugle 941.232.3358

5BR • 5Ba • 3CG 5,027 SF $845,000


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7500 CaLLE FaCiL 3BR • 2.5 Ba • 2CG 2,574 SF $429,000


Results: • 420 Beach Road, 801 Pending • 525 S Shore Drive Pending • 7661 Calle Facil Pending • 6512 Midnight Pass Road, 206 Pending • 199 Whispering Sands Drive, 102 Pending • 4308 Camino Madera Closed • 1324 S. Lakeshore Drive Closed • 6260 Parmeron Lane Closed • 519 Fernwalk Lane Pending • 4176 Escondito Circle Closed • 4531 Las Brisas Lane Closed • 5786 Sandy Pointe Drive Closed • 5288 Descanso Court Closed • 4296 Las Palmas Way Closed • 7535 Botanica Parkway Closed • 385 N Point Road, 601 Closed • 8808 Enclave Court Closed • 1368 Harbor Drive Closed • 7832 Estrella Court Closed • 7424 Monte Verde Closed • 4634 Mirada Way, 32 Closed

3483 Cummings Road | Hendersonville, North Carolina | 39.77 acre | $3,875,000

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French Willow Farm is a 39.77 surveyed acre country estate. The main home is a country farm style with high ceilings, wide center hallways, large windows, and an amazing veranda that looks over the rolling terrain and beyond to the mountains.

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