PelicanPress Happy Rosh Hashana!
AN OBSERVER NEWSPAPER
FREE • Thursday, AUGUST 29, 2013
Sarasota-Bradenton airport sees decrease in bird-strike numbers. PAGE 3
OUR TOWN + Observer babies make headlines It happens once in a blue moon: The Observer welcomed two new additions to its family on the same day! Sarasota Observer Managing Editor Randi Donahue and East County Observer Managing Editor Pam Eubanks each welcomed their first child into the world Aug. 22 (two days after the blue moon). And — get this — both babies weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and were 19 inches long. Truly a newsmaking day! Congratulations to both new mothers and their families! Randi and her husband, Ryan, welcomed the newest addition to their family, Harper Reeves Donahue, at 2:54 p.m. Aug. 22, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Proud grandparents are Bruce and Terri Saba, of Sarasota, and Tom Zahn and Valerie Donahue, also of Sarasota. Proud aunts and uncles are Anthony and Bri Oliva, of Sarasota; Jack and Carmen Donahue, of Fort Lauderdale; Keith Donahue and Deborah Nelson, of Boise, Idaho; and Ross Donahue, of Delray Beach. Proud cousins are Lucas, Alta, Conner and Ian Donahue, and Emma and A.J. Oliva.
Look inside for our annual guide to high school football. INSIDE
Angela Maria Isaza’s botanical batik is in full bloom at Selby. INSIDE
PREVIEW 2013 COVERING SARASOTA AND MANATEE COUNTIES
by Nolan Peterson | News Editor
Options emerge for beach project The Siesta Beach Park Improvement Project is expected to come in under budget, giving the County Commission a choice of potential add-ons. The Siesta Beach Park Improvement Project is coming in at reduced cost — and with options. The County Commission passed a motion Wednesday to approve a ranked list of potential add-ons to the renovations. Re-
cently released cost estimates put the project $375,303 below its allotted price tag. Project managers presented county commissioners with a list of optional additions to round out the already set aside $21.5 million.
The Siesta Beach Park Improvement Project will add parking at Siesta Beach; revamp and expand the beach pavilion and restroom facilities; add a new east concession and restroom area; and make the park more
environmentally friendly. Project managers also assured county commissioners Wednesday that Sheriff Tom Knight was on board with the redesigned beach pavilion and parking lot. Commissioners insisted the approved improvements will be in
SEE BEACH / PAGE 2A
CHEERFUL DISPOSITIONS Yaryna Klimchak
Sarasota High School cheerleaders energize their classmates Friday, Aug. 23, at the Sarasota vs. Dixie Hollins football game. See page 14A for more photos.
Pam and her husband, Andy, welcomed the newest addition to their family, Andrew Elliott Eubanks, at 1:34 a.m. Aug. 22, at Birthways Birthing Center, in Sarasota. Proud grandparents are Bruce and Susie McTeer, of Hoover, Ala., and Richard and Margo Eubanks, of Easley, S.C. Great-grandparents are Betty Rae Carr, of Berkley, Mich.; Joyce Lane, of Summerville, S.C.; and Irene Eubanks, of Greenville, S.C. Proud aunts and uncles are Liz McTeer, of Sarasota; Christine and Chad Herron, of Cary, N.C.; and Brian and Erin Eubanks, of Easley, S.C.
by David Conway | News Editor
Roundabout details gain momentum After more than a decade of advocating for a multimodal corridor, punctuated by roundabouts, on U.S. 41, Rod Warner’s vision is close to being realized. Rod Warner’s passion for roundabouts is, at least partially, rooted in a simple concept: The John Ringling Causeway Bridge and the bayfront are two of the city’s most significant icons. Given that, he said, the road
to those destinations should be vibrant — so impressive that it stands as an icon in its own right. Enter the roundabouts. Or, more specifically, enter a 4-mile multimodal corridor along U.S. 41. The roundabouts, 11 in
total, would punctuate the stretch from University Parkway to Orange Avenue, with statues in the center of each roundabout serving as iconic markers. “Sarasota would have these three icons: the bayfront, the
INDEX Briefs....................4A Classifieds ........ 24A
Cops Corner....... 10A Crossword.......... 23A
Neighborhood.... 17A Real Estate........ 20A
Sports................ 13A Weather............. 23A
bridge and this grand boulevard from the airport,” Warner said. “That would be our new view. Now that would make an impression.” Warner has been advocating for roundabouts for more than a decade, and, although there’s been
SEE TRAFFIC / PAGE 2A
Vol. 44, No. 5 | Three sections YourObserver.com
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
TRAFFIC / FROM PAGE 1A
Planned renovations of the pavilion at Siesta Beach will expand the facility while respecting architect Tim Seibert’s original design.
Beach / FROM PAGE 1A cluded only if they do not take the overall cost of the project above its $21.5 million budget. The options, as the County Commission ranked them, are: 1. Dune walkovers: $214,500 2. West pavilion: $241,697 3. Ten additional two-pole shelters: $142,780 4. Park tree size and species upgrade: $190,000 5. Upgrade esplanade concrete to standard pavers: $124,609 6. Concrete paving at maintenance yard: $86,130 7. Covered maintenance building: $73,689 8. Parking lot tree size and species upgrade: $140,000 After years of delays, improvements to Siesta Beach Park are set to begin before the end of the year. Sweet Sparkman Architects, the firm charged with the project’s design, reports that architecture plans are 90% complete and that permits are submitted and in progress. Final design and construction plans will be presented to the County Commission Oct. 23. If the commission approves, construction will begin in November and is expected to last two years. “Any more delay in this project is going to add $100,000 to $200,000 a year,” County Commissioner Joe Barbetta said. “We need to get this thing moving.”
considerable pushback over that time, the pieces now appear to be falling into place for his vision to become a reality. Today, all but of one of his proposed U.S. 41 roundabouts have funding in place or are prioritized on a list waiting to be built. Warner points to a June 24 SarasotaManatee Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting as a key moment. At that meeting, the MPO prioritized the funding of the multimodal corridor between 14th Street and University Parkway. That corridor includes four roundabout nodes, located at University Parkway, 47th Street, Myrtle Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. After that, the focus on roundabouts in the city shifted to 10th and 14th streets. With funding already secured and general design completed, the finer details of these roundabouts are beginning to be hammered down. Last week, the Sarasota City Commission made recommendations on appropriate landscaping for the center islands of the roundabouts. At the meeting, commissioners pointed to the roundabouts as a significant branding opportunity. The roundabouts at 10th and 14th streets are due to be constructed in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT’s) fiscal year 2016, which doesn’t sit well with Warner. “(Construction in) 2016 is the normal, sluggish flow through the system,” Warner said. “We think they can do better.” In addition to compressing the timeline, Warner is lobbying FDOT to include three more roundabouts, at Fruitville Road, Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street, in the first round of construction. For that to be accomplished, he said, the city needs to demonstrate a wide interest in accelerating the timeline of those projects. “The one thing I have learned from FDOT is that depth of community support for a project helps,” Warner said. “A one-man band Rod Warner is no depth of community support.” When he started his work, he said, the resistance to roundabouts was intense.
He spent years trying to change the public opinion, one community meeting at a time. Two years ago, he realized he couldn’t achieve his goals alone. He decided to form U.S. 41 Momentum, a four-man team created to advocate for the multimodal corridor. With funding prioritized for almost the entire corridor, it’s fair to say the group’s efforts have been effective. Although not everyone in Sarasota is on board with the roundabouts, many people have changed their stance. City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell called the city’s relationship with roundabouts a “love affair.” She credited Warner with transforming that relationship from a more contentious one over the past decade. “He’s just been kind of the leader in changing the entire dynamic of the city in such little time,” Atwell said. “We owe him a debt of gratitude.” One of the most significant breakthroughs for Warner may have simply been the 2010 construction of the Five Points roundabout. Warner said he remembered reading a letter from a man who said he would set up a lawn chair at the intersection to watch the accidents after the roundabout opened. “I can’t remember that guy’s name, and I haven’t heard from him since,” Warner said. “The naysayers have kind of faded away.” Three studies the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted showed how the presence of a roundabout can change a community’s attitude toward them. In all three studies, about one-third of the communities supported roundabouts; within a year, that support more than doubled across the board. Still, Warner’s attempt to build a coalition isn’t complete. The next step, he said, is for community organizations to get involved and fund the artwork that would serve as centerpieces of the roundabouts on U.S. 41. After the work he’s put in to transform the city’s attitude concerning roundabouts, Warner said he thinks of himself as a roundabout evangelist. “I’m not an engineer; I can’t design anything,” Warner said. “I’m just a guy who saw the light and was saved.”
UNIVERSITY PKWY .
Existing Funded / prioritized Proposed
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING WAY
10 T H S T.
O R ANG E AV E .
FRUITVILLE RD. MAIN ST.
N 1 / 4 MILE
Graphic by Nicole Thompson
All but one of the roundabouts along U.S. 41 that U.S. 41 Momentum proposed have funding in place or are prioritized. The group’s efforts aren’t limited to that corridor, though — it’s also advocating for at least six other roundabouts in the city.
Your Personal PhYsician
navigating Your health care needs
James B. Parker, MD Board Certified, Internal Medicine Dr. Parker takes time to listen to your health care concerns and makes sure you get timely care while coordinating all of the resources you need. He is part of Intercoastal Medical Group, a patient focused health care provider comprised of more than 60 board certified physicians in multiple specialties. Intercoastal Medical Group provides integrated electronic medical records and diagnostic services for your safety and convenience. A weekend “Urgent Care” Clinic and Emergency Room coverage by an Intercoastal physician means that your health care needs are covered 24/7. Guiding your health care needs, from the routine to the complex, is our commitment to you.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
Medicare and most insurance accepted Same day appointments often available
2881 Hyde Park Street, Sarasota, FL 34239 www.intercoastalmedical.com
A Patient Focused, Multi-Specialty Group National Expertise l Six Locations
Hyde Park Internal Medicine
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
By the numbers
by Nolan Peterson | News Editor
It’s a bird, it’s a plane …
Efforts to limit the chance of collisions between birds and aircraft at SarasotaBradenton International Airport are working, according to FAA data.
10 pounds — Average weight of one Canada goose 172,000 pounds — Weight of an Airbus A320 jetliner
155 — The number of lives Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger saved when he glided a US Airways Airbus A320 jetliner to a crash landing on the Hudson River after a collision with a flock of Canada geese knocked out both of the jetliner’s engines. 41 — Bird strikes reported at SRQ from August 2011 to August 2012 25 — Bird strikes reported from August 2012 to August 2013 $400 million — Amount in dam-
age to U.S. aircraft annually from bird strikes, according to FAA estimates
More than 200 — The number of people killed by bird strikes to aircraft since 1988
Photo by Nolan Peterson
Roger Widrick, supervisor of airfield operations at SRQ, fires a pyrotechnic device used to scare birds away from runways and taxiways. There’s an old pilot’s saying: “Flying is hours of boredom mixed in with a few seconds of absolute terror.” Any pilot will admit that birds are responsible for a few of those seconds of terror. Impacting a bird in flight or ingesting a flock in an engine on takeoff or landing — the highest-risk portions of flight — can have catastrophic consequences. At Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), it’s up to Supervisor of Airport Operations Roger Widrick to make sure the flying public and those feathered cruise missiles never meet. And, according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data, Widrick’s program is a success. Bird strikes are down 39% this year at SRQ, according to the FAA bird-strike database. And although SRQ has never had a fatal bird-strike incident, several close calls, such as the 2008 aborted takeoff of a Delta airliner at SRQ after hitting several laughing gulls, highlight the seriousness of the threat to area aviation. “Our job is to protect the flying public and limit the damage to aircraft,” said
Widrick, who has led the wildlife hazardmanagement program at the airport for 25 years. “There are a lot of birds in the area. Considering what we’re up against, I’d say we’re doing pretty good.” Widrick leads a comprehensive program to lessen the chance of bird strikes on aircraft, which includes habitat modifications; harassment techniques, such as firing pyrotechnics; and propane cannons to scare birds away from runways. Widrick said he and his team of six constantly vary harassment techniques and patrol the airfield at regular intervals to recognize new species as soon as they arrive. “You don’t want them to get too comfortable here,” Widrick said. “You want to convince the wildlife that the airfield is a bad choice of places to live.” SRQ reported 25 bird strikes in the past 12 months, compared with 41 in the prior year. Widrick said the pressure on airlines and airports to report bird strikes increased significantly after a flock of geese downed a commercial jetliner in 2009 in New York.
“Nationwide we’ve seen a false jump in the number of bird strikes reported the past few years,” Widrick said. “It’s mostly because more people are reporting now.” Widrick said the 2009 Hudson River incident prompted the FAA to impose stricter regulations and oversight on wildlife-management programs at airfields across the country. Wildlife hazard-management programs, like the one at SRQ, were also given more leeway to deter all species from living in the airfield environment. Widrick said an FAA inspector evaluates his operation each year, and his staff receives annual training from a USDA wildlife expert. An FAA inspector posted in Atlanta monitors SRQ’s rate of bird strikes. Common birds at SRQ include great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cattle egrets, ospreys and gulls. Widrick reports that he has also dealt with coyotes, foxes, bobcats, alligators and even the occasional swarm of bees. “You see a lot when you work this job for 25 years,” Widrick said.
Wildlife experts report that increased development in Sarasota County has limited the amount of habitat available to birds and other wildlife, making the airport an attractive option for many species. “The fact that we have a seven-mile perimeter fence keeps a lot of predators out,” Widrick said. “And species recognize that this is sort of a refuge. We have to convince them otherwise.” His team begins every morning with a runway inspection to check for debris and wildlife. Throughout the day, the perimeter fence is checked every two hours for breaches, and Widrick and his team are always on call to respond to wildlife interferences with airfield operations. “The other day the tower called to tell us there was a turtle on the runway,” Widrick said. SRQ was originally built in the 1930s and was later expanded as a military airfield before it was turned back over to the county after World War II. Not a lot of thought was put into bird-strike mitigation when the airfield was originally designed, Widrick said. Techniques such as mowing the grass below 5 inches in height to give birds fewer places to hide and constantly clearing away trees and foliage that can be used for nesting are effective, Widrick said. Widrick emphasized the importance of covering trash containers on airfield grounds and encouraging the public to not feed birds. “I’ve found that as long as people understand that we’re doing these things to save lives, they’re willing to help,” Widrick said.
by Nolan Peterson | News Editor
Groin debate affects beach renourishment The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Sarasota County are debating whether a plan to include groins is the correct course of action for the Big Pass dredging project. Plans to dredge Big Pass have run aground. Sarasota County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are deadlocked on whether groins should be included in the project’s plans — the Army Corps wants them, the county doesn’t. “It is unfortunate that the Army Corps proposed the groins, and the city did as well,” said Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson at a Monday board meeting of the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND). “The county will not support a proposal with groins.” Milan Mora, project manager of the Lido Key beach renourishment project, represented the Army Corps at Monday’s meeting. Officials from Manatee, Charlotte and Lee counties were also present. Mora said the proposal includes three erosion-control jetties, known as groins, at the southern stretch of Lido Key. The groins are intended to slow the southern drift of beach sediment. The groins will extend the Lido Beach renourishment cycle from three years to more than five years, Mora said, saving the county millions of dollars in the long run. Lido Beach has been
renourished five times since 1997. “The groins are about long-term sustainability,” Mora said. “The Army Corps won’t push something unless the cost-to-benefit ratio is favorable.” City estimates put a $22 million price tag on the Big Pass project, with approximately 62% covered by federal funds. The city of Sarasota and the state will be on the hook for the rest, with the city’s contribution drawing on county Tourist Development Tax revenue. The Army Corps’ decision to include groins in the Big Pass dredging plans stems from an environmental-impact study dating back to 2004, as well as “extensive” predictive modeling, Mora said. The proposed dredging project is meant to harvest sand from the pass to counter erosion at Lido Beach. Dredging could also make the inlet more navigable, Mora added. The Army Corps is also looking at plans to dredge New Pass for Lido sand. Patterson said concerns about the effects on Siesta Key Beach led to her and the county’s opposition to the groins. Patterson added that sand drifts from north to south
on Florida’s west coast, making groins to the north of Siesta Key potentially problematic to the natural renourishment cycle. This would be the first time Big Pass has been dredged, and the Army Corps, WCIND and Sarasota County are all concerned with how the proposed project will impact the navigability of Big Pass and the health of area beaches — with Siesta Beach most likely to be impacted. The Army Corps conducted a feasibility study in 2004 on the environmental impacts of a potential Big Pass dredge. The analysis is not yet complete, Mora told the WCIND board Monday, explaining why final plans for the project have yet to be presented. Although the final analysis is not yet complete, Mora said dredging plans will include sediment mining from the outer Big Pass shoal, as well as from the navigation channel. “Nothing is set in stone,” Mora said. “We have spent a lot of funds mining for sand offshore. So, now we’re looking at Big Pass, but we don’t want to affect the surrounding beaches or the navigability of the pass.” The Siesta Key Association recently ap-
proved a measure to hire an independent coastal engineer to review the Big Pass dredging plans. If the county and the Army Corps can’t come to a compromise concerning the groins, the feasibility study will have to be redone without factoring in the groins, and the project will “go back to square one,” Mora said. “And that means it will take a whole lot longer to renourish Lido.” Starting in September, the Army Corps and the city of Sarasota will present their proposal to various community groups, including area boating groups and the county’s Coastal Advisory Committee. The Army Corps and the city will then formally present their plan to the community Dec. 5, along with a public meeting scheduled for Dec. 7, at Sarasota Yacht Club. The next public presentation of the Big Pass project will be at a Sept. 18 Coastal Advisory Committee meeting at the Sarasota County Administration Building. “If we get a negative result from the community, we’ll have to start over,” Mora said. Dredging can start only after the Florida Department of Environmental Protection approves a permit, Mora said, adding that the required feasibility study is already complete. The permit process is estimated to take two years.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
YourObserver.com NORTH AMERICA’S BEST OVERALL LOCAL NEWS SITE
of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals The Observer has partnered with The Sarasota-Manatee Originals and is producing an online video series. Each episode features one of the more than 50 members of The Originals.
Scan th eQ to watch R code th or visit o e video ur webs ite, YourObs erv InTheKit er.com/ chen.
NEWSBRIEFS + Sarasota Police identify body found in Big Pass Sarasota Police have identified the body found Aug. 27 in Big Pass as that of the president of the firm working on a government contract on Siesta Key. A passing boat discovered the body of CB Construction Services Corp. President and CEO Cresente Bautista, 59. The cause of death is not known, but the body did not show initial signs of foul play, according to Sarasota Police Officer Linda DeNiro. Bautista’s firm was working on the Bay Island Park seawall replacement project on the north end of Siesta Key. The investigation is ongoing.
+ County Commission cuts its emergency reserves
THIS WEEK Chef Andrea Bozzolo shows us how to make for mushroom ravioli, served with butter sage and Parmesan cheese.
WEATHER PHOTO SUBMISSIONS: Click the “Contests” tab on YourObserver.com, located in the upper-right hand corner of the homepage, to submit your sunrise, sunset or other weather-related photos, and it could be printed in an issue of the Observer!
IT’S READ EVERYWHERE CONTEST: Headed on a great vacation? Make sure to take your Observer along! Click the “Contests” tab on YourObserver.com to upload your photos. We can’t wait to see where The Observer will travel next!
At a meeting Tuesday, the Sarasota County Commission approved a measure to reduce the county’s emergency-reserve fund from a 90-day reserve to 75 days — freeing $8 million to use on other projects on a one-time basis. “We’re well within good practices to do this,” said County Commissioner Charles Hines, speaking about the move. “I feel 75 days is sufficient; let’s put that money to work in our community.” County Commissioner Nora Patterson opposed the measure, calling it shortsighted. “I don’t agree at this point that this is the time to do this,” Patterson said. “I understand the principle of putting dollars to work. But, to spend this money now and not to have any potential for it in the future, I don’t think it’s prudent.” The county approved a measure in May lowering the emergency fund from a 90-day reserve to 75. The 75-day mark still puts Sarasota well ahead of the average emergency-fund reserve of 60 days among
City Commission Special Meeting — 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, Commission Chambers, City Hall, 1565 First St., Sarasota. Siesta Key Village Association Meeting — 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar, 5250 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota. City Commission Regular Meeting — 2:30 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, Commission Chambers, City Hall, 1565 First St., Sarasota. Sarasota County School Board Meeting — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, Landings Administrative Complex, 1980 Landings Blvd., Sarsasota.
Florida counties, Hines said. There are no specific plans for allocating the one-time, $8 million payout.
+ City closures for Labor Day The city administration offices will be closed for Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2, pushing back the scheduled City Commission meeting until Sept. 3. Most other city services will not be affected. Garbage, recycling and other waste collection will not be impacted by the holiday, according to a city press release. The Robert L. Taylor Community Complex will be open from 6 to 10 a.m., and the pool will be closed. The SteigerwaldtJockey Children’s Fountain, Bobby Jones Golf Club and Lido Pool will operate with normal hours Monday. Starting Tuesday, the Steigerwaldt-Jockey fountain will begin its winter operating hours and close at 5 p.m.
INTERCOASTAL MEDICAL GROUP
DAILY HEADLINES: Register on YourObserver.com and have our award-winning daily video broadcast delivered to your inbox!
David Reichel, MD
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
Observer PelicanPRESS SARASOTA
1970 Main St., Third Floor, Sarasota, Fla., 34236
PHONE: 941-366-3468 | FAX: 941-362-4808 | WEBSITE: YourObserver.com
TO E-MAIL US
email press releases and announcements to: Jessica Luck, firstname.lastname@example.org email Letters to the editor to: Randi Donahue, email@example.com
TO ADVERTISE Display Advertising: To obtain information, call Donna Condon at 941-366-3468, Ext. 301. Advertisers also may obtain all Observer Group Inc. advertising rates and editorial calendars online at www.YourObserver.com. Classified Advertising/Service Directory: For information and rates, or to place an ad, call 941-955-4888. Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To place a classified ad online, visit YourObserver.com, or e-mail your ad to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. David Reichel is now seeing patients at Intercoastal Medical Group, 3333 Cattlemen Road, Suite 210, Sarasota, Florida 34232. He brings to Intercoastal a wealth of experience in Internal Medicine to address your medical issues from the routine to the very complicated. Dr. Reichel joins Intercoastal Medical Group, a patient-focused health care provider comprised of more than 65 board certified physicians in multiple specialties. Undergraduate: University of Michigan, BS Chemistry with Honors, Ann Arbor, MI Medical School: Wayne State University Medical School, Detroit, MI Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL
Internal Medicine Staff Physician to the Baltimore Orioles since 2001. Please call (941) 371-3337 to schedule an appointment.
To subscribe: Please call Donna Condon at 941-366-3468, Ext. 301, or email email@example.com. MAIL DELIVERY SUBSCRIPTION RATES First-Class One year / $200 Six months / $160 Three months / $128
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
Canada One year / $250 Six months / $200 Three months / $160
Medicare and most insurance accepted Same day appointments often available
Cattleridge Medical Building
3333 Cattlemen Rd., Suite 210, Sarasota, FL 34232 www.intercoastalmedical.com
A Patient Focused, Multi-Specialty Group National Expertise l Seven Locations
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
by David Conway | News Editor
Urban Design team outlines catalyst areas The team tasked with developing a form-based code for the city, while working out of the new Urban Design Studio, is going beyond rewriting zoning regulations. Karin Murphy’s job description includes, more or less, writing a new form-based zoning code for the entire city. It’s a daunting task, but, over the past month, the scope of Murphy’s work has cast an even wider net. Murphy is the director of the city’s Urban Design Studio, which opened in late July and is located at the Federal Building. Along with principal urban designer Andrew Georgiadis, she’s taking a holistic approach to planning that goes beyond the development of new zoning regulations. Murphy and Georgiadis aren’t just waiting to drop a new system on the city in a few years. The duo has divided the city into five districts — basically: north, east, south, downtown and islands. Within each zone, they’ve targeted a smaller catalyst area. The catalyst areas, which Murphy emphasized are simply proposals the planning board and City Commission must approve, are segments the Urban Design team believes is suited for a more immediate implementation of form-based principles. That way, people in those neighborhoods can familiarize themselves with what a form-based code looks like in reality. Murphy said they targeted areas that have been identified as priorities for developing in the city’s strategic plans. The goal is that there are immediate results for residents to gauge the effectiveness of form-based code. “By trying to pick some areas that are having troubles in the existing code, that there is an interest in developing, our hope is that you will get that implementation so the neighborhood can judge pretty quickly,” Murphy said. One of those proposed catalyst areas is
centered on Water Tower Park, near the North Trail at 47th Street. It’s an example of how the work of the Urban Design Studio goes beyond just zoning. Murphy called Water Tower Park a beautiful but neglected part of the city. One of the reasons for that, she said, is that it’s difficult to patrol due to a number of dead-end streets and blind spots. By connecting the streets and forming a viable grid, she said, crime will naturally fall. Other areas of emphasis around Water Tower Park aren’t things one might immediately associate with zoning, such as building light-imprint stormwater management systems or removing overgrowth that’s choking some of the plants in the park. This isn’t an accident. The Urban Design team went to individual departments and tried to overlay where individual master plans could complement one another to form a more cohesive plan. This aggregation plays to the strengths of the designers. “Both of us do master planning,” Murphy said. “It’s nice to say, hey, we’re bringing all our skillsets together — here are things we noticed we think would help.” The other important aspect of the duo’s work is outreach. They’ve got to deal with several layers of understanding among the general public — there are people who are passionate about making sure their pet issue is addressed in a new code, but there are others who don’t even know what a form-based code is. The Urban Design team’s job is to address the concerns of both extremes, and everybody in between. They will be making a presentation at the Sept. 7 Coalition of City Neighborhood Associations meeting, and an Urban Design
DESOTO RD. 41
BEE RIDGE RD. N 1 MILE Graphic by Nicole Thompson
While rewriting the city's zoning code, the team at the Urban Design studio has split the city into five districts. The team will target a smaller zone in each district in which to implement form-based principles in the short term. Studio open house will be held Oct. 4. Though one of the strengths of formbased code is that it provides predictability for developers, Murphy said meeting with the public was important so residents know what to expect, too. In zoning charrettes, she said, it is common for people on all sides to think they know what everybody is talking about, only
to be dissatisfied with the final project. Murphy’s goal is to thoroughly demonstrate what the Urban Design team is proposing. “People can say, ‘Oh, I hate that, that’s not what I was thinking about,’” Murphy said. “Then, we can modify, really get the form down and then we code. That’s that certainty everybody wants, for the developers and anyone else.”
Last 3 Days!
F F O 0 7 50 res
Aug. 29th - 31st
o t S t u o . ThruT A S & I. R F , . S THUR
Eveningwear... Short & Long Buy One Get One Free! ALL 4 LOCATIONS
FOXY LADY WEST BOUTIQUE 41 FOXY LADY SOUTH BLVD. St. Armands Circle 941.388.5239
S. Tamiami Trail 941.706.2100
*Some Exceptions May Apply.
St. Armands Circle 941.706.4666
Siesta Key 941.349.6644
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
by David Conway | News Editor
by Nolan Peterson | News Editor
Living shoreline comes to bayfront County mowing program The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program constructed a 500-foot ‘living shoreline’ along the bayfront in an effort to provide a natural alternative to seawalls. The city of Sarasota and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) have completed work on a new project on the bayfront, but it may be awhile before you can see the results. Last week, work was completed on a 500-foot stretch of “living shoreline” at Bayfront Park. The project, which Southwest Florida Water Management District is funding, seeks to establish a natural alternative to hardened seawalls. By installing the living shoreline, which features 150 feet of Florida-native plants, the groups hope to continue to protect the coast while also providing a habitat for plants and animals along the bayfront. For now, though, the plants are still flowering — meaning the living shoreline isn’t as impressive as its architects hope it eventually will be, according to SBEP staff scientist Jay Leverone. The area will be roped off until the plants have time to grow, Leverone said. At that point, a sign describing the purpose of a living shoreline will be installed in the area. “We’re hoping that will be an attractive display for people strolling along the bayfront and an opportunity to provide educational information,” Leverone said. Alison Albee, the city’s environmental specialist, described the living shoreline as a demonstration project — an example to show the public a living shore-
The plants are still flowering in Bayfront Park, but the city and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program hope this living shoreline will eventually serve as an educational attraction for people walking along the water. line next to a hardened one. She said there is potential to expand to other locations, but nothing is planned at the moment. Leverone said a potential drawback of living shorelines is that they’re not ideal for areas that see high waves and storm surges. He said this could be a problem at the site’s current location; Tropical Storm Debby delayed the initial installation of the living shoreline when sidewalks in the area were destroyed. If the living shoreline is harmed by adverse conditions, Albee said it’s not the end of the world because the site is more for educational purposes. “It is not intended to be a fully engineered example, but primarily a visual demonstration,” Albee said. The SBEP will continue to try to establish living shorelines in appropriate areas where constructed seawalls are deteriorating and
in need of being replaced. This is the organization’s second livingshoreline project in the region; in 2011, a living shoreline was constructed at Herb Dolan Park in Bradenton Beach. There are several obstacles to overcome to establish those living shorelines, though. At least 70% of the shoreline in Sarasota Bay is occupied by a hardened structure, such as a seawall. Sarasota County regulations create an easy process for a seawall to be replaced by another seawall, Leverone said, but things are more difficult if you want to install something different. Still, Leverone said he hopes this initial effort will help people see the value of living shorelines. “We’re fighting an uphill battle, but we have an opportunity to demonstrate an aesthetic shoreline with some habitat benefits for people to consider,” Leverone said.
hits a rough patch
Sarasota County commissioners explore options to revamp the bid process for awarding mowing contracts on county medians and rights of way. The grass is definitely not greener on this side of the fence, according to the Sarasota County Commission. Two contractors hired to mow portions of Sarasota County’s medians and rights of way have ceased working, unable to stay afloat financially after bidding too low to win their contracts, county officials reported at Tuesday’s County Commission meeting. County Commissioner Joe Barbetta called Sarasota County’s rights of way and median mowing program “a fiasco,” citing instances of corruption and a bidding process that puts mowers out of business. “There is no way I’m putting another dollar into this program,” Barbetta said. “This is one of the most basic services that we can provide, as basic as picking up the trash, and we haven’t done it right in five years.” Spencer Anderson, director of Field Services for Sarasota County, made a presentation to the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday asking for an additional $1.5 million to fund mowing rights of way and medians in Sarasota County. Anderson reported that mowing contractors Jack-
son Landscape Professionals Inc. and Stormtech Inc. had ceased work in two Sarasota County mowing zones because their low bids for the projects were financially unsustainable. Anderson brought forward a request to the County Commission to hire the next two lowest bidders for the mowing contract, which spikes the mowing budget by $1.5 million over the next year. Commissioners expressed concern about the rising mowing costs and were reluctant to commit to another yearlong contract before a top-tobottom review of the bidding process could be done. The risk with not going ahead with approving the budget increase, commissioners said, is that the grass will continue to grow in Sarasota County until new mowers are hired. “If we’re not a well-kept county, I don’t know why anyone would want to live here,” County Commissioner Nora Patterson said. “But we need to do something about our policies.” The risk with approving the additional funding, Barbetta said, is that the problem “will just be kicked down the road.” “We need a total shake up in the whole system,” he added.
Ft. MyeRs Beach saniBeL sept 18th sept 1st & 2nd 12-2pM & 4-6pM 12-2pM & 4-6pM
Randy Wayne White Book Signing Event sBL: 975 RaBBit Rd
FMB: 708 FisheRMan’s WhaRF | 239.765.9660
Meet ! R o h t u a the
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
Casey Key 4019 Casey Key road Charlotte Hedge
anna Maria islanD
35 Watergate Drive, 1206 Steve Wexler 941.586.1124 premiersir.com/id/A3969930 $1,825,000
455 longboat Club road, Ph2 Mark Huber 941.356.2435 premiersir.com/id/A3965453 $1,495,000
Casey Key 3858 Casey Key road Cheryl Loeffler
West of trail
4410 hidden river road Katty Caron 941.928.3009 premiersir.com/id/A3974389 $699,900
1766 loma linda street Carolyn Collins & Roberta Tengerdy 941.320.0722 premiersir.com/id/A3980177 $699,000
veniCe 1321 oak Point Court Courtney Green
60 Cayman isles boulevard Bob Linthicum 941.228.9206 premiersir.com/id/N5779213 $499,900
5249 Creekside trail Cindy Migone
594 bay isles road Gigi Silverberg
longboat Key 7030 firehouse road Cheryl Loeffler
837 White Cap Circle Bonnie Price & Richard Bradway 941.350.3362 premiersir.com/id/N5776092 $437,900
9216 spring valley road Brad Tritschler
10708 riverbank terrace Shirley Razick & Sandi Ansilio 941.730.3978 premiersir.com/id/A3973562 $1,900,000
9265 blind Pass road Robert Sherman
longboat Key 601 russell street Leslie Russell
PalMa sola 8002 19th north West avenue Jesse Carr & Devon Davis 941.920.6588 premiersir.com/id/M5834917 $350,000
4021 las Palmas Way Joel Schemmel
6902 river birch Court Charles Totonis
PrestanCia 4369 boca Pointe Drive Joel Schemmel premiersir.com/id/A3970000
longboat Key 660 Penfield street Andrew Bers
anna Maria islanD 941.524.8299 $549,900
1207 gulf north Drive, 300 Cheryl Loeffler 941.302.9674 premiersir.com/id/A3979786 $529,900
laKeWooD ranCh 8439 sailing loop Charles Totonis
forest at hi hat ranCh 9273 swaying branch road Brian Wood 941.928.8408 premiersir.com/id/A3976916 $1,350,000
6326 Midnight Pass road, 109 Maureen & Matt Morris 941.320.3960 premiersir.com/id/A3980181 $769,000
1425 gulf of Mexico Drive, 406 Shirley Razick 941.730.3978 $575,000
3496 Mistletoe lane Lisa Morris
606 riviera Dunes Way, 601 Arnie DuFort 941.224.8602 premiersir.com/id/A3977208 $790,000
engleWooD 941.812.7438 $380,000
anna Maria islanD 205 bay Drive north Terry Hayes
bent tree 7729 red Cedar lane Joel Schemmel
1306 3rd street Circle east Arnie DuFort 941.224.8602 premiersir.com/id/A3977041 $389,000
university ParK 7343 barclay Court Thomas Netzel
350 gulf of Mexico Drive, 232 Stephanie Shaw 941-544-3770 premiersir.com/id/A3982935 $1,195,000
the toWer resiDenCes
6629 Peacock road Cheryl Loeffler & Joel Schemmel
893 north shore Drive Victoria Horstmann
the laKe Club 16505 baycross Drive Beth Pheney
liDo Key 160 harrison Drive Kathleen Ucci
forest at hi hat ranCh
750 north tamiami trail, 419 Mark Huber 941.356.2435 $309,950
9309 swaying branch road Brian Wood 941.928.8408 premiersir.com/id/A395608 $786,000-$952,000
13,348 associates. 630 offices. 49 countries worldwide. 19 locations along the Gulf Coast. ClearWater | 727.585.9600
CaPtiva | 239.395.5847
the gallery | naPles | 239.659.0099
south taMPa | 813.217.5288
sanibel | 239.472.2735
the village | naPles | 239.261.6161
longboat Key | 941.383.2500
the ProMenaDe | bonita sPrings | 239.948.4000
estuary sales Center | naPles | 239.261.3148
laKeWooD ranCh | 941.907.9541
bonita bay sales Center| bonita sPrings | 239.495.1105
fifth avenue | naPles | 239.434.8770
the Plaza at five Points | 941.364.4000
vanDerbilt | naPles | 239.594.9494
broaD avenue | naPles | 239.434.2424
veniCe | 941.412.3323
MerCato sales Center | naPles | 239.594.9400
MarCo islanD | 239.642.2222
Sothebyâ€™s International Realty and the Sothebyâ€™s International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.7/24/13.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
Observer opinion | our view SARASOTA
“If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this — a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy.” Friedrich Hayek “Road to Serfdom,” 1944 Editor & CEO / Matt Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org Executive Editor / Lisa Walsh email@example.com Chief Digital Officer / Emily Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org Deputy Executive Editor / Jessica Luck email@example.com Managing Editor / Randi Donahue firstname.lastname@example.org News Editors / David Conway, email@example.com Nolan Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org Community Editors / Nick Friedman, email@example.com Yaryna Klimchak, firstname.lastname@example.org Managing Editor/Diversions-Season / Stephanie Hannum, email@example.com Arts & Entertainment Editor / Mallory Gnaegy firstname.lastname@example.org Black Tie Assistant Editor / Heather Merriman email@example.com Managing Editor/Design / Nancy Schwartz firstname.lastname@example.org Design Editor / Nicole Thompson email@example.com Director of Digital Sales / Kathleen O’Hara firstname.lastname@example.org Interactive Art Director / Caleb Stanton email@example.com Digital Content Manager / Clint Weldon firstname.lastname@example.org Digital Marketing Consultant / Brandon Steinert email@example.com Digital Fulfillment Specialist / Jordon Stone firstname.lastname@example.org Digital Content Producer / Alex Mahadevan email@example.com Video Producer / Eddie Kirsch firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Advertising / Jill Raleigh email@example.com East County Advertising Manager / Lori Ruth firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager / Rosemary Felton email@example.com Senior Advertising Executive / Laura Ritter firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Executives / Penny DiGregorio, email@example.com Patti Duff, firstname.lastname@example.org Beth Holman, email@example.com Beth Jacobson, firstname.lastname@example.org Robert Lewis, email@example.com Suzanne Munroe, firstname.lastname@example.org Charlotte Owen, email@example.com Brand Marketing Manager / Leslie Gnaegy firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Coordinator/Account Managers / Lori Downey, email@example.com Susan Leedom, firstname.lastname@example.org Rachel Livingston, email@example.com Classified Advertising Sales Executives/ Maureen Hird, firstname.lastname@example.org Deedie Parker, email@example.com
Director of Production and Information Technology / Kathy Payne, firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising-Production Coordinator / Brooke Schultheis, email@example.com Advertising Graphic Designers / Monica DiMattei, firstname.lastname@example.org Marjorie Holloway, email@example.com Jim Knake, firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Stolz, email@example.com Luis Trujillo, firstname.lastname@example.org Chief Financial Officer / Laura Keisacker email@example.com Controller / Lisa Schwenk firstname.lastname@example.org Office Coordinator/Subscriptions / Donna Condon email@example.com
Observer Media Group Inc. is locally owned
Publishers of the Longboat Observer, East County Observer, Sarasota Observer, Palm Coast Observer, Pelican Press, Plant City Observer, Ormond Beach Observer, Business Observer and Season Magazine Chairman / David Beliles Editor and CEO / Matt Walsh Vice President / Lisa Walsh
1970 Main St., Third Floor Sarasota, Fla. 34236 941/366-3468
YourObserver.com ©Copyright The Observer Media Group Inc. 2013 All Rights Reserved
Common Core: Dump it
Common Core Standards. Put them in the same tin can as Obamacare. It’s another attempt, albeit less blatant, to federalize, centralize and nationalize an essential part of American society. And it’s another attempt that is blowing up. Grassroots Americans, thankfully, are seeing where Common Core will lead, and they’re organizing to kill it. When Florida lawmakers gather in 2014, “Common Core Standards” are destined to be at the core of the Legislature’s heated debates. Opposition is spreading in Florida — and nationwide — like a Western wildfire. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, meanwhile, appears to be attempting to squelch, or at least control, the fires with this week’s education summit in Clearwater. He convened 36 political, education and business influencers to discuss Common Core education standards; the tests that will replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests; school grading systems; and teacher evaluations. Talk about a tinder box of educational issues. The summit, however, which was in session as this was being written, isn’t likely to put out the Common Core fire. The controversy is on the verge of raging here and nationwide — just shy of the scale of the Obamacare opposition. Nowhere does this issue appear to be more heated than among conservatives — the moderate and neoconservatives on one side and the libertarians on the other. Common Core advocates include the two chief architects of the standards and their founding organizations, the National Governors Association, whose majority consists of Republican governors, and the Council of Chief State School Officers, as well as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his Foundation for Excellence in Education. On the other side is a fast-growing list of strident opponents. On the national scene, Florida’s junior U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio; radio talk-show host Glenn Beck; and syndicated columnist and FOX News commentator Michelle Malkin top the list. Also often quoted against Common Core Standards are Stanford University Professor James Milgram, a mathWhere to find the ematician who Common Core withdrew from Standards: http:// a panel creatwww.corestandards. ing the math org/ standards; and Jim Stergios, executive director of the Pioneer Institute, a Massachusetts public-policy institute that hired teams of experts to evaluate how Common Core would compare to Massachusetts’ successful standards. The results were not positive. Beyond these opponents, scores of grassroots parents groups are mobilizing in states that have adopted the Common Core Standards. Commoncorestopit.blogspot. com lists 34 states with formal organizations dedicated to stopping the adoption of Common Core Standards. Florida is among them. The Florida Parents against Common Core and Floridians against Common Core are encouraging parents in all 67 school districts to persuade their legislators either to put implementation on pause or withdraw the Common Core Standards altogether. The Legislature set the standards to go into effect in 2014. Up to this point, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, a former school superintendent in the Panhandle, and Speaker Will Weatherford have supported Common Core. But they have reservations about one aspect: Gaetz recently told the Miami Herald that he and Weatherford want to withdraw Florida from a consortium of states developing new exams to measure students on the Common Core Standards. They have reservations about the consortium’s data security and whether Florida’s schools have the technology to administer the tests. But among Florida’s legislators, so far only one, Ray Pilon, R-Sarasota, has come out against Florida’s implementation of Common Core. Pilon said on his Facebook page education standards are a local issue, not a national one. Courageously, Pilon
wrote: “My vote is going to be get rid of it.” He’s right.
leached on to the movement and made $4 billion in education grants available to states in his “Race to the Top” program. One of the criteria for obtaining the money: Adopt the Common Core Standards. To the dismay of some Common Core supporters, Obama’s entry onto the scene injected politics into the movement, creating the perception of more top-down, Washington intrusion into local, public education. But the Common Core proponents pressed on. In a matter of two years, 45 states adopted the Common Core Standards. Now, three years later, with parents seeing the meaning of Common Core in their children’s classrooms, parents are protesting. And legislatures are finding out from respected Common Core critics what they didn’t read in the bills they passed. For example: Professor Milgram, who resigned from the math panel, to a Texas legislative committee: “There are a number of extremely serious failings in Core Standards that make it premature for any state with serious hopes for improving the quality of the mathematical education of their children to adopt them … “ … By the end of fifth grade the material being covered in arithmetic and algebra in Core Standards is more than a year behind the early grade expectations in most highachieving countries. By the end of seventh grade, Core Standards are roughly two years behind.” Stergios of the Massachusetts-based Pioneer Institute: After commissioning experts to evaluate the Common Core Standards, “Finding that Common Core is inferior to the previous Massachusetts standards, likely violates three federal statutes and will prove to be a $16 billion unfunded mandate, we have chosen to oppose the national standards.” After learning what’s really in the standards, the legislatures in Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania each voted this year to stop their implementation.
What are the standards?
High cover of central power
COMMON CORE MATH
James Schuls, an Arkansas teacher, encountered Common Core math for his first-grade son. In an article in Education News, he shared the following example of what his son’s teacher sent home: Your child will be completing lots of word problems this year, and they will use a variety of strategies to solve these problems. Below are examples of three strategies your children might use for the following problem.
Stuart has 15 pencils. Trae gives him five more. How many pencils does Stuart have altogether? Example 1. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | + | | | | | = 20 Example 2.
Please do not have your child stack numbers and add them like this:
What are the Common Core Standards? Good luck understanding them. For now, they are focused on math and language arts (See box above). The idea is to create a national set of standards that sets the bar for America’s school systems so our students have benchmarks by which to be measured against the rest of the world. The genesis for common, national education standards began in the modern era with President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. His administration proposed creation of voluntary, national standards and assessments. They went nowhere; critics snuffed them. President Bill Clinton tried to create national tests; he failed, too. Then came George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act, which was to bring all students to proficiency in math and reading by 2014. This law left the states in charge, but predictably, standards varied across state lines, with many states setting a low proficiency bar. This spawned new life into the national standards movement, attracting yet another Bush, Florida’s former governor and a longtime advocate of school accountability, standards, choice and competition. But to avoid the appearance of having the standards emanate from the federal government, the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers said they would create math and reading standards benchmarked to international standards. Thus began the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 2009. It quickly gained momentum. Florida lawmakers adopted a bill in 2010 to shift Florida’s public schools away from its existing curriculum standards and the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests to teach and assess students in line with the Common Core Standards. But, like the Obamacare bill in Washington, which virtually no congressional member read, few, if any, Florida lawmakers read the fine print and details of the Common Core Standards. About the same time, President Obama
But the criticism that comes most vocally from grassroots parents groups points specifically to this major objection: They see Common Core Standards as yet another effort to cast a federal, centralized, nationalized net over everyone in education — one size fits all. This in spite of its proponents saying states will still be in charge of their education destinies. Gov. Bush reiterated that in the National Review Aug. 19, saying, among other things, states’ working together to solve a shared problem is not a violation of federalism.” Still, Neal McCluskey, associate director of the CATO Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, University of Arkansas Professor Sandra Stotsky, a former member of a Common Core validation panel, and Hoover Institution fellow Williamson Evers, a former assistant secretary of education from 2007 to 2009, collaborated in July to write an anti-Common Core op-ed column in the New York Daily News. Citing five reasons why opposition is becoming so strident, they wrote, as their fifth reason: “Making standards uniform across the country reduces the benefits of competition between states and districts, which vie to attract residents and businesses. That stifles laboratories of democracy. Most troubling of all, the Common Core will cripple individual choice, which is highly concerning because all children are unique and need different things.” While many of the standards are suspect, the red-hot core of the issue is exactly that: centralized, common standards and testing for all. In theory, it sounds like a good idea, to have standards and benchmarks by which you can measure your child, his school and his school district against his peers locally, at state levels, nationally and internationally. Everyone likes to see how he stacks up. But, as always, the devil is in the details and execution. Lenore Ealy stated it succinctly in her essay in May for the Foundation for Economic Education: “The core fact of the Common Core, though, is that it’s a relentless and coordinated push by philan-
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
Eye Center 2020 S. Tamiami Trail
Paul J Strom, Jr., M.D.
Kudos on a well-written celebration of the Ringling Bridge’s 10th anniversary in last week’s edition. Former City Commissioner and Mayor Mollie Cardamone’s comment that the City Commission “made that bridge happen” is absolutely correct. As the attorney who fought the battle on behalf of the city, I can attest that had the city not challenged the bridge, a far different structure would today be standing. As originally proposed, the Florida Department of Transportation’s design for the fixed-span bridge replacement was a standard, “off the shelf” design, typical of other bridges being constructed during that time. The proposed bridge had no stormwater-treatment facilities. As was common at that time, thousands of pounds of roadway pollutants would have discharged directly into Sarasota Bay through drain holes along the length of the bridge, called “scuppers.” Following the city’s formal challenge of FDOT’s decision regarding the design of the fixed-span bridge replacement, FDOT kept improving the aesthetics and design of the proposed bridge in an effort to get the city to drop its challenge. The current beautiful design of the bridge is a direct result of the city’s efforts. In addition, the bridge’s initial design was modifed to capture and treat all bridge-generated stormwater to prevent the discharge of hydrocarbons, oils and other automobile-generated wastes from polluting the bay. The Ringling Bridge might have been the first bridge in the state to be so environmentally friendly. State statutes at the time of FDOT’s planning of the new Ringling Bridge required FDOT to design the bridge after public hearings and take into consideration the desires of the public and local govern-
EXCLUSIVE, EXCLUSIVE, EFFICIENT, EFFICIENT, MORTGAGES. MORTGAGES.
When you want to see your best. 941-365-9700
City’s challenge paved the way
Sarasota, Florida 34239
You will be at
Selichot – August 31, 6PM Rosh HaShanah – Sept. 4, 7PM; Sept. 5, 10AM Yom Kippur – Sept. 13, 6:30PM; Sept. 14, 10AM 119422
Bradenton’s Pluralistic Jewish Congregation
♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ Bridge Game!! Are you a social bridge player who wants to update your game? Are you a duplicate bridge player who wants to win more? Improve with 10 weeks of lessons and games!
Labor Day ce
“Retailer of the Year - State of Florida”
n a r a e l C
BLENDED LEATHER SOFA
in red, beige and black
*with approved credit
Saturday, Sept. 21 • 9-11:30 am
In-Between BrIdge CluB
No INterest UNtIl september 2014! Next Day DelIvery avaIlable!*
For information: 755-1231
Beginner Lessons Intermediate Lessons
CONTACT ThE CONTACT ThE PENNy hILL GROUP TOdAy PENNy hILL GROUP TOdAy
© 2012 EverBank. All rights reserved. 12ERM0215.2 © 2012 EverBank. All rights reserved. 12ERM0215.2
Not so HIGH on the HOLIDAYS? Congregation Ner Tamid
ments. Evidence and testimony presented at the administrative hearing to consider the city’s challenge of FDOT’s design revealed that long before FDOT conducted its required public hearings, it had committed to a fixed-span bridge replacement. FDOT had previously lost a case with respect to a proposed fixed-span bridge replacement to Anna Maria Island on the basis of a failure to afford the public an opportunity to present its comments to an agency with an open mind. Following the city’s administrative challenge, FDOT took the position that the city had no right or legal standing to challenge FDOT’s decision with respect to the design of the bridge and further determined that the decision met statutory requirements. The City Commission elected not to contest FDOT’s finding that the design of the bridge met all statutory requirements, but it did appeal FDOT’s position that local governments have no right or legal standing to challenge FDOT planning decisions affecting a community. The First District Court of Appeal set a significant precedent by agreeing with the city that state law did, in fact, grant a legal right and standing to local governments to contest FDOT’s planning decisions. Since that decision, FDOT has made substantial efforts to include public comment and local government opinions in the design of its transportation improvements. Thus, as a result of the city’s challenge of the fixed-span bridge replacement as initially proposed, we now have a spectacular bridge of which we can all be proud; a much cleaner bay; and a more inclusive infrastructure-design process. Those are things worth celebrating. David Levin is an attorney with Sarasota-based Icard Merrill.
Rep. Pilon of Sarasota is right. Florida, in particular the 2014 Legislature, should either put a “pause” on implementing the Common Core Standards or, preferably, rescind them altogether. Educating our youth should be as far removed from the “state,” or centralized bodies as possible. The word itself should be alarming — “Common Core.” Common as in ordinary, as in communal, centralized. Which inevitaby leads to mediocrity at best. In the greater picture, you can’t fault Govs. Bush and Scott on their views of what’s needed for better schools. They are right. As Bush put it: “A system that does not set high standards, transparently measure progress and hold schools and educators responsible for results will fail.” What’s more, he says: “We should recognize (teachers) and reward them as indi-
by David Levin
4027 N. Washington 1 Mile South of University on 301
Call Michelle Golden
Town & Country Plaza NW Corner Fruitville & Beneva Unit 612 ♦ Inside Courtyard ♦ Sarasota, FL
Mon.-Sat. 9-9 Sun. 11-6
1100 West Cortez Rd. Corner of 41 and Cortez Next to Office Depot Mon.-Sat. 9-9 Sun. 11-6
550 S. Seaboard Ave. CHARLOTTE 5814 18th St East Across from the Ellenton Just North Of Venice Nissan 1241 El Jobean Rd. on U.S. 41 Bypass (776 across from Sam’s) Outlet Mall Mon.-Sat. 9-9 Sun. 11-6
Mon.-Sat. 9-6 Sun. 11-6
Mon.-Sat. 9-9 Sun. 11-6
Imagine free-market schools
opinion | my view
vidual professionals. That will happen if we eliminate tenure and evaluate and pay teachers based on their performance …” He also cited competition. “The reason there has been little innovation in public education is there has been little competition. We are confronted with opposition from unions and bureaucracies because they fear the loss of jobs and bloated pensions. We need an education marketplace that gives families a myriad of options. The presence of a competitor forces improvement.” On this, he was not emphatic enough. When you analyze everything about public education, the fact the “state” controls every aspect of education is undeniably the biggest inhibitor to better schools in America. In his testimony to the Pennsylvania Legislature, CATO’s McCluskey noted: “A review of hundreds of studies by Andrew Coulson (director of CATO’s Center for Education Freedom) reveals that it isn’t greater centralization of schooling that seems to produce better outcomes, but greater movement toward free-market education. This is what treats students as the unique individuals that they are, and fosters crucial competition, innovation and specialization. Out of 150 statistical comparisons, market-like delivery of education outperformed government monopoly delivery by a ratio of 15-to-1.6.” Just imagine. Just imagine if, tomorrow, Florida’s public school system were eliminated. And that every tax dollar that flowed into public education was left in the hands of Floridians. What would parents do? The free-market would take over. Innovation, choices and quality in education would skyrocket. There would be options galore and at every price level. Consumers, not bureaucrats and lawmakers, would rule. And the schools that produced the best results would flourish; those that didn’t would fold. Common Core Standards? Put them in a tin can with Obamacare. Get really bold: Dump public education altogether.
thropic and bureaucratic experts to shift authority and responsibility from local citizens and independent school districts to the far-removed high cover of central authorities.” It’s fine if the National Governors Association wants to promulgate its version of the best standards and benchmarks to produce world-ready adults in our schools. But it’s wrong for the federal government to get involved, especially with its typical bribery system — “You want more money? Then do this.” What’s more, you also can say it’s fine for state legislatures to embrace the NGA’s standards. But it’s not fine to do so without vetting them at the local level before codifying them. Which is precisely what most of the 45 legislatures did when they embraced the Common Core Standards — little to zero vetting. Who, for instance, in our Legislature knew in 2010, or for that matter in your local school district, that two esteemed members of the Common Core Standards quit because of the “dumbing down” they witnessed in the writing of the standards? Knowing that would have sent alarm bells.
August 21 KEY SUSPECT
August 25 VALET DISMAY
10 a.m. 3300 block of North Tamiami Trail. Criminal Mischief. A woman reported that her car had been keyed. She said she suspected the owner of the business next to her business. The two had gotten in an argument about the woman parking in a space behind the man’s business. The man denied the vandalism, but told officers the woman shouldn’t park in spaces that are for his customers.
12:54 p.m. 400 block of St. Armands Circle. Dispute/Fight. A man said he was trying to park his car in a parking space that was blocked off by a business’s valet area, though the spot was located beyond designated signs from the city marking the valet area. The business owner said the city sign was incorrect; he argued with officers when told it was not.
August 23 GARBAGE GRAB 4:50 p.m. 2100 block of North Washington Boulevard. Petit Theft — Shoplifting. A clerk at a store witnessed a man rummaging through a garbage can and removing what appeared to be a receipt. She said the man walked into the store, grabbed an item from a shelf, walked around and then returned to the woman’s field of vision with no item visible. The man then left the store and came back shortly after to return an item, which she believed had been stolen.
RETURN TO SENDER 2:56 p.m. 3700 block of North Tamiami Trail. Suspicion General. A man came into a store requesting to return several items. He provided a receipt that listed different merchandise than what was being returned. When an employee said she was going to call the cops because she believed the items were stolen, the man fled.
OBSCENE-IC ROUTE 3:50 p.m. 1900 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Other Disorderly Conduct. A man said he had just recently opened a new store and that another man had been harassing him and causing him problems. The other man said every time he drives past the storeowner, the storeowner makes obscene gestures. Officers advised both men to ignore each other. YourObserver.com // See a map of this week’s incident locations.
raising the bar
by David Conway | News Editor
Bar and music venue coming to Main Street After spending 17 years as the bartender at the Resort at the Longboat Key Club, Karl Raffurty is opening Old School Bar & Grill with the help of a Nashville business owner. Karl Raffurty says he grew up watching “Cheers” and that he always wanted to be Sam Malone. Now, minus the major-league experience, his dream is about to become a reality. Raffurty, who spent 17 years as a bartender at the Resort at the Longboat Key Club, is opening his own bar and grill, Old School, Thursday, Sept. 5. The bar, located at 1991 Main St., will also serve as a music venue and be open until 2 a.m. daily. Staff at the Key Club said both guests and employees at the resort will sorely miss him, but, after nearly two decades in one place, Raffurty decided he was ready to tackle a bigger challenge. “I plateaued a long time ago at the Key Club, and I wanted more,” Raffurty said. Although starting a business can be a risky venture, Raffurty won’t be going it alone. He’s working with Chuck Johnson, a business owner from Nashville, whom he met at the Key Club five years ago. Johnson owns several restaurants and two bars in Nashville. When he started talking with Raffurty about opening a bar in Sarasota, he didn’t hesitate to help the bartender along the road to his goal. “With my background of knowing people and reading people,
Karl Raffurty and Chuck Johnson
it was an easy decision to put my investment and time into helping him,” Johnson said. Their plans expanded beyond a standard bar into a place that would regularly feature live music — Southern rock, classic rock and country will be featured genres. Johnson, whose Nashville bars also feature live music, said he believes there’s demand in Sarasota for a livelier bar aimed at a younger demographic. “I was totally surprised when I came here for the first time,” Johnson said. “I thought this was where the old people came, but there’s a young, hip group that comes here.” The two are on the same page as far as the bar’s atmosphere; “laidback” is clearly a key phrase. The bar will eventually have a capacity of around 350 people, Johnson
said, and the two have already developed a vision of the décor. “We wanted to keep it with nice, cool colors, but also put in some stuff we hadn’t seen in a while — old signs, old records, old kind of stuff,” Johnson said. “Anything from the ’70s or ’80s.” Raffurty and Johnson encourage people to bring in anything they want to donate that could fit the bar’s theme. Johnson said the bar will host an invite-only VIP party to introduce themselves to people before officially opening at 9 p.m. Sept. 5. Raffurty’s former co-workers at the Key Club are convinced his new venture will be a success. Carole McCann, who bartended alongside Raffurty for his entire tenure at the resort, said his genuine and funny personality made him a hit with visitors. “Thousands of people love him — from all over the world, literally,” McCann said. Johnson said that, as with any new venture, there are some nerves involved for everyone, but that any anxiety will go away as soon as the first customers enter. If Raffurty is nervous, though, he’s not letting it show. “It’s my goal,” Raffurty said. “This was what I’ve always wanted to do, and it’s happening right now, so I’m excited.”
e g d i ing BR
o t o h P
t s e t n o C thnniversary
tion of a r b e l e In C ridge B g n i l g the Rin
Submit your photos online at:
Contest Starts: Thursday, August 22nd
ataY Wkien nd S
y Regenc t t a y H at the a Sarasot
Contest Ends: Wednesday, September 11
Voting Begins: Thursday, September 12
Voting Ends: Thursday, September 19
For complete contest rules please visit the contests page on YourObserver.com
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
Meeting your needs... exceeding your expectations.
VISIT ANY ELITE OPEN HOUSE and Register to Win a
7-Night Resort Vacation for Two Choose from hundreds of locations worldwide. See your Open House Sales Agent Host for more details.
ail of Tr y West ommunit dC Gate
$459,900 Lakewood Ranch Edgewater Village Gorgeous 3BR/3BA pool home w/2584SF, gated + launch/dock privileges on Lake Uihlein. A3982211 Denny King 941.807.2572
-4 415 Sun 1 Open Hill Ln. #2 r e w o T 5 465
-4 Sun 1 ir. Open emarsh C it h W 2 9 1 7
$151,900 Stoneybrook Arbor Greens Golf views, 2BR/2BA grnd floor, Gated community w/ Resort Amenities. A3979264 Vicki Reilly 941.266.5962
$396,000 Whitemarsh in Lakewood Ranch Reduced! Gorgeous 2BR/2BA + den/office, Brazilian hardwood floors & more! A3980770 Claudia Schwab 941.962.9453
Listed Just n Sarasota w o t n Dow
$199,900 Central Park Condo Downtown, 2BR/2.5BA, Pool & clubhouse. Walk to restaurants, shopping & more! A3982257 Helen Sosso 941.586.4052
Golf & ws! Vie Water
res of 20 AcParadise! a id r Flo
$799,000 Fruitville/East of I-75 2/2 updated home, + 2 barns, Office/wkshp, No Deed Restrictions. A3982716 Owner/agent Doug Cleland 941.320.8580
anch ood R ge Lakew rook Villa b Green
WATERFRONT HOMESITES WEST OF THE TRAIL, OYSTER BAY LANDINGS Starting at $1.25M & Up. 4 To Choose from! Unique Gated Community. A3966046 Rita Ferrell Lasky 941.780.3579 anch ood R Lakew uxury L
$1,899,900 Country Club Village RARE 5BR/5.5BA estate home w/Custom details, finishes & furnishings. A3958210 Pat McMillan 941.544.4538
$109,900 Eagle Creek in Palm Aire Move in Condition, Turnkey 2BR/2BA condo! A3981895 Kathy DuPont 941.907.2000
Foreclosures Pat Emmett 941.685.0343 $139,900 Cedar Hammock, Sarasota Charming 3/2 home on cul de sac, new paint, range, deck & walkway. Vaulted ceiling & fireplace. A3982305
$99,000 Palm Aire Condo Turnkey furnished 1/1 condo on the 11th fairway. Community pool, A3976116 Kirby Wood 941.961.4724
$439,499 Greenbrook Vistas Excellent 4BR floor plan, cooks kitchen, pool + 3 car garage. A3978791 Kelly Oakes 941.812.6557
Offices in Sarasota & Lakewood Ranch
$94,900 North Port Pretty 3BR/2BA pool home near parks & shopping. Seller has freshened home w/new paint & other improvements. A3980500
of A e One Uniqu Townhome Kind
$1,490,000 Siesta Key Tiffany Sands View from 1 of 3 Decks! 3BR/2.5BA Siesta Key Gulf front townhome. A Spectacular property! A3975040 Rita Ferrell Lasky 941.780.3579
anch ood R Lakew
$569,900 Lakewood Ranch Country Club 2BR+ Den & Study/2.5BA, 2598SF loaded w/upgrades! A3973876 Timothy A. Blomquist 941.544.4044
List Your Rental Property Now! Palmer Ranch & Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club Short term & long term rentals available in all sections. Golfing, Clubhouse, pools & just minutes to Siesta beaches! Vicki Reilly 941.266.5962 $3,600/Mo. Lakewood Ranch â€“ Greystone Annual/ On the Kings Dune Golf Course, 3BR/3BA + den, 3 car garage, gourmet kitchen, private resort pool & more! A3980938 Jerry Richter 941.224.1350
~ Property Sales & Property Management 114557
-4 Sun 1 r Pl Open ndjamme Wi 6643
Join Club AquA
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
by Randi Donahue | Managing Editor
Never worry about breakdowns or costly repairs ever again.
& c o m pA N y, I N c .
Investment Advisors Established in 1981
Jerry L. Bainbridge
Fay E. Bainbridge
K. David Schoonover
Joel G. oldham
Visit our website to download our mid-year report and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.
The front page of the Aug. 26, 1993, Pelican Press featured the headline “Downtown theater dazzles, delights.” To which theater was it referring? Burns Court Cinema, the new home of the Sarasota Film Society. As described in the archives: A bright Caribbean theme was used throughout the building, with the outside walls boasting a raspberry color paint and purple trim and purple awnings. Architect Frank Folsom Smith, the designer of the theater, said “a colorful statement was important,” because the theater was essentially a “functional box.” Public reaction to the theater was positive, and many downtown advocates at the time, including “Mr. Downtown” Paul Thorpe, were excited about the prospect of the theater attracting more business to the surrounding area. The movie “Much Ado About Nothing,” starring Michael Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Emma Thompson and Denzel Washington, was featured that week at Burns Court Theatre. — from the Aug. 26, 1993, Observer archives
John B. Leeming
1582 Main Street | Sarasota, Florida 34236 118250
(941) 365-3435 www.jlbainbridge.com
Barton L. Bainbridge
5643 Clark Rd. • Sarasota, Florida 34233 Next to Dunkin Donuts @ I-75, exit 205
We’re the stimulus package for your dental needs. • crowns • bridges • extractions • implants
consultation x - rays & exam
D5110, D5210 single. Must Present to receive offer.
D0150, D0330. Must Present to receive offer.
D2751. Must Present to receive offer.
D5110, D5210. Must Present to receive offer. OB
*May change based on complexity of case. Extractions not included. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment, examination, or treatment, that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. First consult no charge. General Dentist Lic# 14423
941 - 822 - 0048
• crowns • bridges • implants •
• crowns • bridges • implants•
Low-speed vehicles may be the hot topic on Siesta Key right now, but it isn’t the first time a low-speed mode of transportation has come into question. Motorized bicycles became the topic of conversation in 1976 on Siesta Key. The jury was out on whether the benefits outweighed the risks of allowing the motorized bikes to tool around the Key. “They are limited by engine design to a maximum speed of 25 mph … Safety statistics indicate that incidence of accidents and automobiles are respectively six times higher and one-and-a-half times higher than motorized bicycles.” Touting soaring transportation costs, low fuel consumption, rising gas prices, traffic jams, parking problems and inadequate public transportation, the paper posed the question, “Are motorized bicycles the wave of the future?” — from the Aug. 26, 1976, Observer archives
Just Arrived... UF Gator Charms
S I G NSIGNATURE AT U R E E XEXPANDABLE PA N D A B L E WIRE W I R EBANGLES BANGLES EXPAND YOUR COLLECTION AT
8111 LAKEWOOD MAIN ST LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL 941.907.9125
ECO-FRIENDLY | POSITIVE ENERGY MADE IN AMERICA WITH LOVE™
ENCOURAGEMENT | CREATIVITY | INNOVATION MADE IN AMERICA WITH LOVE ™ | WWW.ALEXANDANI.COM
Enjoy an assortment of gourmet burgers
P O S I T I V E LY A U T H O R I Z E D R E TA I L E R
including 100% Meyer’s Angus, Chicken, Salmon, Lamb, Duck, Vegan & Pork.
any 2 BURGERS One per table. Not valid with any other offers. Exp. 9/15/13.
1737 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota | 941-870-8111 5239 University Parkway Sarasota | 941-359-0001
Winner of the Taste of Sarasota: BEST BURGER aWaRD Best of the Bay Award
Visit us in Tampa, Ft. Myers, Brandon, and St. Pete.
Go to www.AquaPlumbing.com to learn more.
YOUTH | HIGH SCHOOL | GOLF | SENIORS | COMMUNITY | TENNIS
FOOTBALL Sarasota High sets sail on 2013 season. PAGE 14A
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
by Jen Blanco | Sports Editor
MOMENTS OF THE WEEK
Cardinal Mooney senior Lauren DelFabro couldn’t get enough hugs from the children. For more information on Orphan’s Heart visit, www. orphansheart. org.
The Riverview High volleyball team defeated Cardinal Mooney and The Out-ofDoor Academy to go 2-0 in the Mooney Classic Aug. 20 and 21.
Demardre Patterson and Vince Sellers each scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in Cardinal Mooney’s 49-7 Kickoff Classic victory over Bradenton Christian Aug. 23.
The Sarasota Christian volleyball team came from behind to beat Cardinal Mooney 3-2 Aug. 26 in the season opener for both teams.
Riverview High transfer Justin Austin scored two touchdowns to lead the Sarasota High football team to a 37-7 victory over Dixie Hollins in its Kickoff Classic Aug. 23.
Four local volleyball players traveled to Guatemala this summer to volunteer with Orphan’s Heart.
Cardinal Mooney volleyball coach Kristen Batt and partner Raquel Ferreira tied for seventh place at the Manhattan Beach Open Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, in California.
auren Maxey’s heart begins to melt every time she shares her story. It’s a story of dedication, acceptance, respect and, most importantly, happiness. Sitting on the volleyball court alongside three of her closest friends, The Out-of-Door Academy senior can’t help but smile as she fondly recalls the day 32 Guatemalan children stepped into her life for the first time. Each child had his own story to tell, and, as the children reached their tiny hands out toward Maxey’s outstretched palm, the Lady Thunder outside hitter garnered a new appreciation for life. Maxey was one of four local volleyball players who traveled June 15 through June 21 to Guatemala to volunteer with Orphan’s Heart, an international child-care program that helps meet the needs of orphaned and disadvantaged children in the
developing world. Maxey first learned about Orphan’s Heart from her mother, Tonya. Maxey’s church, First Baptist Church of Sarasota, had planned to send a team to work with Orphan’s Heart in September, when Maxey would already be in school. “I just thought it would be a cool experience,” Maxey says. “I love babies, so I thought it would be something nice to do.” Still wanting to get involved, Maxey discussed the idea with Cardinal Mooney volleyball players Lauren DelFabro and Kelly Firek and Riverview High volleyball player Janie Hritz. The girls immediately jumped at the idea, and soon the girls were searching for opportunities that would best fit into their schedules. “I thought it would be cool to go on a trip that actually meant something,” DelFabro says. “We started talking about it, and I got so excited as soon as I heard about it because it was something different than anything I had ever done.” Firek agrees. “All four of us are really close, so, for us to be able to do this together and share the experience and memories was really important,” Firek says. The players arrived June 15 in Guatemala, and the following day they met the babies for the first time. The girls instantly fell in love. Separated into two groups based on the children’s developmental needs, the girls spent the next four days taking care of the children; they did everything from feeding the children to changing their diapers to playing with them. “It felt good to put a smile on their faces,” Hritz says. During their time in Guatemala, the girls watched the children learn and develop and formed unique bonds with each of them.
by the numbers Courtesy photos
Riverview High senior Janie Hritz enjoyed helping put smiles on the children’s faces.
The number of nannies who typically take care of the 32 children.
“We were there for four days with the kids, so we knew their personalities and saw what they liked,” Firek says. “We had a connection with them, so it was hard to leave them. “They get excited to see you and the kids really trust you,” Firek says. “We were all so sad that last day. But the kids didn’t realize that we wouldn’t be there the next day.” Before the four players had even set foot back home, they immediately began discussing plans to volunteer with Orphan’s Heart again. The girls want to return to Guatemala during their winter break to see how the children have progressed. In addition, the girls have been saving a portion of their paychecks to donate to Orphan’s Heart. But, for now, the girls are using the power of technology to keep tabs on how the children are doing while sharing their story with their friends and teammates. The four girls returned to the volleyball court for their season openers earlier this week. And, in doing so, they’re hoping to share those same values and ideals, including an appreciation for life and respect for one another, with their teammates. “The goal was to make the children better and stronger,” Hritz says. “How we cared for the kids to make them stronger is how we need to go about helping build our teams up to win.” And, although the girls may attend rival schools, they have a newfound mutual respect for one another — a respect that continues both on and off the court. “We all met through volleyball,” DelFabro says. “Being on the court with each other, it’s not so serious. It shows how good of friends we are even though we are on different teams.”
The number of children the girls were responsible for in Guatemala.
approximate number of homeless children 5,000 The living on the streets of Guatemala City.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
football by Yaryna Klimchak | Community Editor
Sarasota beats Dixie Hollins Students wearing orange shirts showed their Sailors spirit Friday, Aug. 23, at the Sarasota vs. Dixie Hollins football game. Sarasota High School stayed ahead throughout the entire game. The final score was Sarasota 37, Dixie Hollins 7.
Photos by Yaryna Klimchak
Above: Senior Trish Konzel interacts with the crowd during the game. Left: Junior Aaron Segal performs with the Color Guard during halftime. Above: Charlie Miller, 2, wants to be just like her sister, junior Sydnie Battie. Right: Shawn Bane Jr. walks off the field so another player can sub in for him.
Senior Dylan Busby does push-ups for every point the Sarasota Sailors score while cheerleaders hold him up.
THE 2013 FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE They can all pinpoint that moment. The one moment of greatness that defines them. For many, their journeys began nearly 12 years ago. It was here on the Pop Warner practice fields that the area’s premier players strapped on their helmets for the first time. It was here that they learned the nuances of the game and became record-setters in their own minds. They learned the importance of hard work, dedication and how to battle the blazing sun. They all have a different story to tell. But, come Friday nights, they all are united by one common thread. It’s here on the gridiron where their passion runs deep. And, now, after nine-and-a-half months of off-season development and preparation, seven East County and Sarasota football teams will once again return to the field in hope of fulfilling promises, testing their limits and returning their teams to glory. Rivals will clash. County foes will battle for bragging rights. And old school traditions will return. For the next 10 weeks, these seven teams, spread across four different classifications, will be battle tested. New leaders will emerge. Teams will be strengthened. And new district champions will be crowned. Once again, in anticipation of the upcoming football season, the Observer has created a Football Preview Guide with all of the information you’ll need to cheer on your favorite hometown teams this fall. In this year’s guide you’ll get an inside look at each of the teams in our coverage area. We’ve also included schedules, rosters and fun facts to prepare you for the 2013 season. And, as always, be sure to follow me on Twitter at @Jen_Observer and on Facebook at Jen Blanco (Observer), and visit YourObserver.com for the latest high school football news and highlights. — Jen Blanco, Sports Editor
INTERCOASTAL MEDICAL GROUP
welcomes Louis H. Cohen, MD
Travel all over the world
Board Certified, Urology
from and take
The Observer with you!
Dr. Cohen joins Intercoastal Medical Group, a patient-focused health care provider comprised of more than 65 board certified physicians in multiple specialties.
Dr. Cohen’s area of expertise includes treatment of: l BPH l Erectile Dysfunction l Prostate Cancer l Overactive Bladder l Urinary Incontinence l Bladder Outlet Obstruction l Kidney Stones
WATCH OUR VIDEO TO SEE HOW TO ENTER
Enter for a y away chance to fl ! with JetBlue
Dr. Cohen offers a multitude of in-office, non-invasive procedures including: l Cystoscopy l No scalpel vasectomy l Prostate Biopsy l Urodynamics l Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation l Transurethral/microwave therapy Undergraduate: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine Residencies: Urology - University of Minnesota Medical Center & Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC; General Surgery - University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
Travel You could win 2 d for roundtrip Certificates, goo . travel on JetBlue
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
Same day appointments often available
3333 Cattlemen Road, Suite 106, Sarasota, FL 34232 www.intercoastalmedical.com
A Patient Focused, Multi-Specialty Group National Expertise l Six Locations
DO YOU SRQ? YOUR TOWN. YOUR AIRpORT. www.srq-airport.com
srq airport is the Proud Sponsor of the 2013 It’s Read Everywhere Contest
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
AUG. 30 Booker vs. Sarasota (7:30 p.m.)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
+ Lady Blazers notch come-from-behind win
The Sarasota Christian School volleyball team came from behind to defeat Cardinal Mooney 25-15, 21-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-10 Aug. 26 in the season opener for both teams. Heidi Miller powered the Lazy Blazers with 12 kills and an ace. Brianna Eddy recorded four aces and a kill. Cheyenne Miller added six kills and an ace.
+ Cougars roll to Classic win The Cardinal Mooney High football team cruised to a 49-7 victory over Bradenton Christian in its Kickoff Classic Aug. 23. Quarterback Reese Vita threw a pair of touchdowns to Austin Leach and Ethan Robertson. Demardre Patterson rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Vince Sellers scored a pair of rushing touchdowns, and Jaz Mongeon added a touchdown. Cardinal Mooney opens the regular season Friday, Aug. 30, versus LaBelle. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
+ Sailors breeze to Kickoff Classic win The Sarasota High football team sailed to a 37-7 victory over Dixie Hollins in its Kickoff Classic Aug. 23. Riverview transfer Justin Austin scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the way for the Sailors. Quarterback Caulin McNeal threw a pair of touchdowns, including a 48-yard strike to Shawn Bane Jr. Chris McKenzie added a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown.
+ Rams run past Tigers The Riverview High football team defeated Palmetto 13-3 in its Kickoff Classic Aug. 23. Quarterback Richie James scored a pair of rushing touchdowns. Junior running back
Karan Higdon racked up 193 yards on the ground. Riverview opens the regular season Friday, Aug. 30, at Bayshore. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Running Back | Football Riverview High
JUST THE STATS 2 The number of games Booker High quarterback Jeremiah Henderson has played at the position.
The number of players who scored touchdowns in the Cardinal Mooney football teamâ€™s 49-7 Kickoff Classic victory over Bradenton Christian Aug. 23. The number of points The Out-of-Door Academy football team allowed in its Kickoff Classic loss to First Baptist Academy of Naples Aug. 23.
The number of kills The Out-of-Door Academyâ€™s Natalie Buffett had in the Thunderâ€™s 3-0 loss to Braden River Aug. 21.
The number of touchdowns Higdon scored in a single game during his Pop Warner playing days.
The number of volleyball teams that participated in the Mooney Classic Aug. 20 and Aug. 21.
The age Higdon began playing football.
The number of yards Higdon racked up in the Ramsâ€™ 13-3 Kickoff Classic victory over Palmetto Aug. 23.
NEW POOLS â€˘ RESURFACING â€˘ PAVERS â€˘ POOLâ€˘ SERVICE NEW POOLS â€˘ RESURFACING PAVERSâ€˘ REPAIRS â€˘ HEATERS POOL SERVICE â€˘ REMODELING REPAIRS â€˘ REMODELING â€˘ HEATERS
Transform Your Body in 30 Days! This is me, Danee Barnett in both pictures and IĘźm happy to report that after 4 years, I am still the smaller version of myself! With our 30 Day Detox Weight Drop men lose an average of 20-30 pounds, women average 15-20 pounds, and keep it off. WeĘźve helped over 3,000 people,including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, even diabetics, transform their bodies, health and lives.
Go to daneebarnett.com to download money saving coupons
With my 30 day DETOX, these results ARE typical!
Age 70 lost 17 pounds in 30 days Age 48 lost 16 pounds in 30 days Age 50 lost 13 pounds in 30 days Age 59 lost 16 pounds in 30 days Age 62 lost 23 pounds in 30 days Age 54 lost 18 pounds in 30 days Age 65 lost 25 pounds in 30 days Age 60 lost 17 pounds in 30 days Age 73 lost 15 pounds in 30 days Age 70 lost 16 pounds in 30 days Age 20 lost 22 pounds in 30 days Age 35 lost 27 pounds in 30 days Age 83 lost 22 pounds in 30 days Age 42 lost 14 pounds in 30 days Age 22 lost 25 pounds in 30 days Age 35 lost 19 pounds in 30 days Age 48 lost 14 pounds in 30 days
Age 49 lost 29 pounds in 30 days Age 57 lost 26 pounds in 30 days Age 67 lost 27 pounds in 30 days Age 58 lost 38 pounds in 30 days Age 47 lost 23 pounds in 30 days Age 68 lost 30 pounds in 30 days Age 22 lost 22 pounds in 30 days Age 46 lost 25 pounds in 26 days Age 74 lost 23 pounds in 30 days Age 75 lost 19 pounds in 30 days Age 36 lost 23 pounds in 30 days Age 42 lost 34 pounds in 30 days Age 63 lost 26 pounds in 30 days Age 57 lost 35 pounds in 30 days Age 67 lost 27 pounds in 30 days Age 71 lost 25 pounds in 30 days Age 57 lost 35 pounds in 30 days
Packed with fresh produce, plants, prepared foods and artisans
lemon avenue & main Street For more inFormation email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941.225.9256
7a m - 1 2
VOTED BEST OF VENICE # 1 POOL BUILDER
941-485-0062 Pebble Tec & Quartz Finishes 121 Triple Diamond Blvd Unit North Venice 34275 â€˘ www.olympicpools.us 121 Triple Diamond Blvd. #13, North 13, Venice, FL 34275 â€˘ 941-485-0062 â€˘ www.olympicpools.us
See even more results at daneebarnett.com
Danee Barnett is a Board Certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Homeopathic Physician.
Day 30 NEW LOCATION â€˘ 1530 Cross Street â€˘ Downtown Sarasota
Call (941) 365-0812 for a FREE Private Consultation. Special Discounts for Partners - Bring your Chubby Hubby!
Neighborhood B U S I N E S S | C L A S S I F I E D S | E A S T L I F E | R E A L E S TAT E | G A M E S | T R AV E L | W E AT H E R
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
GIRL POWER weather
Oyster Bay Estates home sells for $1.81 million.
Organization honors Sally Schule.
See this week’s standout local weather photo. PAGE 23A
ducklings to swans
by Yaryna Klimchak | Community Editor
Seniors from Sarasota County high schools reflect on who they were in middle school and discuss what they look forward to most during their final year.
While standing on the railroad tracks she runs for the Sarasota Military Academy Raiders, Shannon Hunihan, 17, holds a photo of herself when she was 11 years old. She tried out for the Raiders as a freshman and was one of the first female freshmen to make it onto varsity. “I knew a lot of Raiders in the program, and, in my opinion, they were the coolest people in the school,” Hunihan says. “I came out on summer runs and realized I was good at it. They welcome you into the family, and I have been doing it ever since.” Hunihan is confident, articulate and a clear leader. She holds the highest rank at Sarasota Military Academy as regimental commander, and her classmates often go to her when they have questions. As a middle school student, she says she was the one most likely to tell on cheaters. Even though this trait did not make her popular, it did help her become the leader she is today. Applying to: University of Florida, Florida State University, Liberty University and Palm Beach Atlantic University Future: Hopes to one day become an athletic trainer or physical therapist. Fun fact: Hunihan has four fake teeth. While playing tag when she was 9 years old, she fell and knocked them out.
While standing on Cardinal Mooney High’s theater stage, Elizabeth Panagopoulos, 17, holds out a photo of herself when she was 12 years old. A few years back, she could not have imagined herself standing on a stage — let alone performing in front of large audiences. “Being on stage is on you,” Panagopoulos says. “For me, that’s one place I know I can do my best and have complete confidence.” Panagopoulos is a theatrical introvert. Despite being reserved, she has been in six shows and has stage-managed one show during her four years at Cardinal Mooney. She constantly challenges herself to do something out of her comfort zone. As a child, she was shy, but, she says, “Something happened in the middle of sophomore year, when I realized I was tired of being quiet, so I became extremely loud and gained a lot of confidence.” Applying to: New College of Florida, University of South Florida, University of Florida, The Catholic University of America, Princeton University and Smith College
Photos by Yaryn a Klimchak
Everyone has experienced those awkward years in life. Usually, someone hits middle school, and for years to come, they hide embarrassing photographs of themselves with braces or wearing something so awful they don’t remember why they had purchased the item. These three seniors braved it all by exposing who they were a few years back and showing how they have grown into mature young women.
Erica Tenorio, 17, holds a photograph of herself taken when she was 12 years old at a friend’s sleepover. She wears her JROTC uniform in front of the Riverview High School pole vault pit. Tenorio is the JROTC executive officer, which means she is second in command, and she does the pole vault on the Riverview High School’s track and field team. JROTC is her favorite class, because, “I have to be a leader but also a student, so I get the best of both worlds.” Tenorio has been described as too mature for her age. She is serious about her goals and ambitions. “I like to be responsible and on time,” she says. As a child, she was outgoing and energetic and had a lot of friends at school. Since middle school, she says, “I have definitely learned my boundaries with everyone being my friend.” She has learned to be more cautious with the people she trusts. Tenorio is also an adrenaline junkie and says that pole vaulting at Riverview High School helps her tap into that rush every time. Applying to: Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University and University of South Florida
SEE Seniors / PAGE 18A
18A L A B O R D AY WEEKEND AT T H E C R O W ’ S N E S T:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
Seniors / FROM PAGE 17A
marina restaurant tavern O U R FA M O U S
F E AT U R I N G
L O B S T E R P O TS ! M A I N E LO B ST E R , L I T T L E N E C K C L A M S , R E D P O TAT O E S & CORN ON THE COB A V A I L A B L E T H R O U G H M O N D AY
1968 T C D, V
TAVERN ENTERTAINMENT: THUR & SAT DARRELL LAWHORNE FRI JIMMY BONES S P E C I A L S U N DAY N I G H T PIANO SAX DUO ‘STRAIGHT UP’ 118641
9 4 1 . 4 8 4 . 9 5 5 1
w w w. c r ow s n e s t - ve n i c e . c o m
Casual Waterfront Dining
e h T At
! k e e Cr
e M t ee
Looks forward to: Strengthening relationships with her classmates and investing in the students in the grades below her. She hopes to have everything ready for the class underneath her so that they can have a smoother transition their senior year once she is gone. Hunihan will choose a few students who will follow in her footsteps and lead the student body. Embarrassing awkward-years experience: At her freshman year lockin, during which freshmen participate in skits and school-spirit activities, Hunihan was getting ready to perform a skit, when she realized the music on the CD didn’t work. She sang opera and Snoop Dogg with no background music in front of her entire class at a new school. “In middle school, I would have been mortified if that had happened,” Hunihan says.
Fresh local seafood served in a casual atmosphere. IT’S A SARASOTA TRADITION!
Future: Hopes to one day become a doctor or biochemical engineer. Fun fact: Panagopoulos is the oldest of 14 cousins. Looks forward to: Building relation-
ships with her teachers.“As you get older, relationships change, and relationships change with teachers. It’s nice to walk in and just sit down and start learning. I really appreciate that now I can just go.” Embarrassing awkward-years experience: Panagopoulos’ classmates told the boy whom she liked in middle school that she had a crush on him. She was mortified and learned the girls were not her friends.
Erica Tenorio Future: Hopes to one day become the first Latin American female president. Fun fact: Tenorio loves doing puzzles. Looks forward to: Grad Bash, when seniors from all around the United States go to an amusement park for a night and ride all of the rides. This year, Grad Bash will take place at Universal Studios in Orlando. Embarrassing awkward-years experience: Tenorio says her worst fashion trend in middle school was wearing pants that unzipped into capris. “I used to wear those all the time,” she says. “They were Army green and my only pair, but they were my favorites.”
by Heather Merriman | Black Tie Assistant Editor
Leadership Council honors fashion-forward Sally Schule
Broiled • Steamed • Baked Blackened Grilled • Cajun • Combo Pots • Fresh Seafood Platters • Seafood Pasta • Chicken Steaks • Soups & Salads
5353 S. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota Sun.–Thur. 11am–10pm • Fri.–Sat. 11am–10:30pm
BRINGING ITALY TO SIESTA KEY
5104 ocean blvd • siesta key village open for dinner Sun.-Thu: 4-10pm Fri-Sat: 4-11pm Happy Hour: 4-6pm Daily www.cafegabbiano.com
Please Call 941-349-1423 For Reservations
AwArd winning FAmily recipes Open Daily 7:30 am-2:30 pm • 140 Avenida Messina Also located in Lakewood Ranch & at the Expo on Clark 941-346-2750 • thebrokenegg.com
siestA key’s most AFFordABle kid Friendly seAFood restAurAnt! Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner • 1200 Old Stickney Point Rd. 941-349-3885 • www.captaincurts.com new englAnd seAFood At its Best! Mon.-thurs. 11:30-9 pm, Fri. & Sat. 11:30-9:30 pm Open Sundays 11:30-9pm • 5157 Ocean Blvd. 941-349-2323 • www.sarasotalobsterpot.com
The Women’s Leadership Council luncheon honoring Sally Schule was held Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Sarasota Yacht Club. Sally Schule, marketing director at Saks Fifth Avenue, spoke at the luncheon about how the influences of her parents and fashion have gotten her to where she is today. The event benefited the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Charlotte Hedge, Mary McEachern, Joanne Whalen and Michelle Burke-Phillips
Introducing our new Der Dutchman “Just Rights” menu. Enjoy select favorites from our original Der Dutchman menu, served in just-the-right-size portions.
Happy Hour daily • live entertainment 2-For-1 Daiquiris 3-7pm • Lunch Specials Mon.-Fri. 5250 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key • 325 John Ringling Blvd., St. Armands 300 W. Venice Ave, Venice 941-349-8697 • daiquirideck.com Venice’s wAterFront lAndmArk since 1976. Boat or Car • Lunch & Dinner • Open Daily 1st Floor tavern • 1968 tarpon Center Dr. 941-484-9551 • www.crowsnest-venice.com
Bakery, Carry-out, Catering and Gifts 3713 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota 941-955-8007 derdutchman.com 119981
Right: Debbie Shapiro, Leanne Yarn and Alina Cemitier
the key’s Best hAppy hour And dinner speciAls! Serving Daily 11am-9pm • Happy Hour 3-7pm indoor & Outdoor Dining. Enjoy our Covered Patio 8865 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key 941-349-2280
Food And Fun For All Ages Lunch & Dinner Served from 11:30 am Live Entertainment 7 Days a Week • 1600 Harbor Drive S. 941-488-1456 • www.sharkysonthepier.com
Above: Honoree Sally Schule, Susan Jones, Jennie Compton and Kaylea Schule
ky’s Shar on the pier
HOURS Mon-Thur, 6:30am to 8pm | Fri & Sat, 6:30am to 9pm Always Closed Sundays 118048
Serving “Key” People Since 1949
by Yaryna Klimchak | Community Editor
Girl Scout Troop 780 is using its cookie-sale money to purchase and decorate a military board for St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church. The girls contributed $400 toward the 4-foot-by-6-foot bulletin board. Half the board will have photographs of military personnel who are family members of St. Thomas Moore parishioners, and the other half will have church announcements. “We care a lot, and we want to help and we can help,” said Brownie Lauren Vannostrand. St. Thomas Moore matched the troop’s $400 donation to purchase the board. In between giggles and chatter, the Brownie and Junior girls painted decorative wooden stars blue and red. Cadet, Senior and Ambassador troop members measured ribbon and cloth to staple to the board. Every year the Girl Scouts choose a community project to contribute to with their cookie money. “We want people to recognize how hard the military work,” said Junior Girl Scout Rita Lawlor.
Photos by Yaryna Klimchak
Senior Girl Scout Czesia Aletto and Ambassador Girl Scout Emily Sisk work on measuring and stapling red, white and blue ribbon to the military board.
Left: Brownie Girl Scout Lauren Vannostrand shows off her mints for the military badge. She sold cookies to people who sent cookies to the troops.
Girl Scout Troop supports our troops
6519 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key
Full service bar & drive thru package window
(Located on south side of building). Free hot dogs steamed in Sauerkraut ready at noon every Saturday!!! Open 7 days a week ~ 365 days a year 10:00 A.M. ~ 2:30 A.M. Weekly Sunday 12 noon ~ 2:30 A.M. 90318
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
08/29 Thu 12:22 AM L 06:32 AM H 03:39 PM L 10:47 PM H 08/30 Fri 01:51 AM L 07:54 AM H 04:44 PM L
11:30 PM H
08/31 Sat 03:25 AM L 09:12 AM H 05:36 PM L 11:59 AM H 09/01 Sun 04:35 AM L 10:15 AM H 06:17 AM L
09/02 Mon 12:21 AM H 05:28 AM L 11:06 AM H 06:52 PM L 09/03 Tues 12:38 AM H 06:11 AM L 11:48 PM H 07:21 PM L 09/04 Wed 12:51 AM H 06:50 AM L 12:27 PM H 07:47 PM L SOURCE: NOAA New Moon
Troop Leader Rosanne Catalano and her daughter, Junior Girl Scout Sarah Catalano, put up the military board. One side will be dedicated to soldiers, and the other will be used for church announcements.
Junior Girl Scout Sarah Catalano, Brownie Girl Scout Lauren Vannostrand and Junior Girl Scout Rita Lawlor show off the stars they painted for the military board.
Tide Table Sponsored By CANNONS MARINA:
uS open SAle % 10-70OFF
All AppArel • All ShoeS • All AcceSSorieS & GiftS
now ThRu SepT 8 Th
2300 Bee Ridge Rd
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
real estate | transactions
By Adam Hughes | Research Editor
Oyster Bay Estates home sells for $1.81 million
The following residential real-estate transactions took place between Aug. 12 and Aug. 16. A home in Oyster Bay Estates tops all transactions in this weekâ€™s real estate. Leonard Slazinski, of Sarasota, sold his home at 1329 S. Lake Shore Drive to Yves Cremieux for $1.81 million. Built in 1975, it has six bedrooms, seven baths, a pool and 5,847 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,675,000 in 2001.
feet of living area. It previously sold for $72,000 in 1992.
Forest Lakes Country Club Estates
Tracy Lux, of Sarasota, sold her home at 3243 Espanola Drive to Susan Mair, of Sarasota, for $339,000. Built in 1966, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,613 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $145,000 in 1993.
Darryl and Judith Peters sold their Unit 24 condominium at 1368 Landings Drive to Alexander and Eleanor Clark, of Sarasota, for $312,000. Built in 1981, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 1,912 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $207,000 in 2000.
Carmen Veit sold her home at 388 S. Shore Drive to Finergy Residences South Shore LLC for $1.2 million. Built in 1989, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,106 square feet of living area. Yaryna Klimchak
Vista Bay Point
Carl Hardy sold his Unit 702 condominium at 128 Golden Gate Point to EMoo Holdings LLC for $1.2 million. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 3,317 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,475,000 in 2005.
Andrew and Sasha Rosin, of Sarasota, sold their home at 8730 Dunmore Drive to Yves Cremieux for $1,137,500. Built in 1958, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,216 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $805,000 in 2008.
Dockside Homes LLC sold the home at 1415 Quail Drive to Carl and Barbara Covell, of Sarasota, for $849,000. Built in 1954, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 924 square feet of living area.
Equity Trust Co. Cust FBO Karl B.
This home at 1329 S. Lake Shore Drive has six bedrooms, seven baths, a pool and 5,847 square feet of living area. It sold for $1.81 million. Helbig and Equity Trust Co. Cust FBO Wendy Ingorvaia sold the home at 1715 Shelburne Lane to Joseph and Dianne Brickner, of Boerne, Texas, for $570,000. Built in 1975, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,348 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $645,000 in 2004.
Daniel and Theresa Callender, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1780 Floyd St. to William Elliott IV and Sarah Cartwright, of Sarasota, for $560,000. Built in 1941, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,097 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $460,000 in 2010.
Elliot Silverman, of Sarasota, sold his Unit 9D condominium at 1111 N. Gulfstream Ave. to Valerie Daniels, trustee,
of Sarasota, for $545,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,736 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $425,000 in 2002.
Eagles Point at the Landings
Frances Van Voorhis, of Ludington, Mich., sold her Unit 301 condominium at 5430 Eagles Point Circle to William Donaldson, Susan Donaldson and The Northern Trust Co., trustees, of Vandalia, Ill., for $520,000. Built in 1995, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 1,936 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $314,200 in 1995.
Edward Longobardi and Elaine Longobardi sold their home at 2701 Monterey St. to Caren Smith, of Sarasota, for $340,000. Built in 1976, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 3,710 square
Gulf Gate East
Michael and Jeanine Hilligas, of Sarasota, sold their home at 3897 Kingston Blvd. to Jeffrey and Vicki Armontrout, of Sarasota, for $263,900. Built in 1983, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,500 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $140,000 in 1996.
Gulf Gate Woods
Rosemary Evans, of Sarasota, sold their home at 7323 Bounty Drive to Richard and Jane Sanks, of Sarasota, for $239,000. Built in 1971, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,306 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $192,000 in 2004.
Julia Mair, of New York, sold her home at 3906 Bay Shore Road to William Townsend and Leslie Furtick, of Sarasota, for $230,000. Built in 1948, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,622 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $127,000 in 1994.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
100 Central Ave # F1012 #A3982400 $825,000 Bibi-Ann Allard PA
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-685-0422
452 S Creek Dr #A3974038 $799,000 Harvey & Ethel Lovelace
Osprey 941-349-3444 941-586-7390
8854 S Tamiami Trl #A3976763 $795,000 Dan Freed
Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-735-0770
6480 Midnight Pass Rd # 514 #A3979191 $775,000 Alix Wexler PA
9122 Midnight Pass Rd # 33 #A3983211 $759,900 Alison Elizalde
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-928-9217
529 Eagle Watch Ln #A3974028 $749,000 Betty Mullinnix & Steve Abbe
Osprey 941-966-8000 941-928-3441
441 Webbs Cv #A3972771 $725,000 Nicole Dovgopolyi
Osprey 941-966-8000 941-356-5849
7022 Dominion Ln #A3978897 $649,000 Karen Chandler
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-350-2742
Lakewood Ranch 941-349-3444 941-544-4919
433 Meadow Lark Dr #A3981613 $6,300,000 Deborah Beacham
8527 Woodbriar Dr #A3982185 $649,000 Janet Montgomery
Sarasota 941-383-7591 941-376-2688
Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-544-7031
147 Tampa E Ave # 301 #A3978698 $579,900 Betty Knight
Venice 941-966-8000 941-928-3019
FAMILIAR FACES. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. Showcase your property to over 6,500 affiliate branches in 52 countries. 8776 Midnight Pass Rd # 404C #A3972932 $525,000 Marlene & George Marshall
5309 Hidden Harbor Rd #A3979211 $4,195,000 Kim & Michael Ogilvie
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-539-8850
1355 S Portofino Dr # 302 #A3974341 $525,000 Christina Neff
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-914-0896
Siesta Key 941-951-6660 941-376-1717
490 Summerfield Way #N5778375 $465,000 Susan Brooker
Venice 941-493-2500 941-223-6055
4811 Carrington Cir #A3982383 $459,000 Judy Nimz
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-374-0196
4602 Borghese Ct. #N5781303 $449,000 Maryanne Kurtz
Venice 941-485-5421 941-441-6624
4233 Hearthstone Dr #A3982964 $325,000 Sara Ann Leicht
Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-586-4790
3912 77Th E Ter #A3982254 $319,000 Janice Bradley
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-302-3496
4585 Glebe Farm Rd #A3983242 $274,900 Marci Mcfarland
Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-961-3390
3538 Mineola Dr #A3982925 $270,000 Elizabeth Pitts
Sarasota 941-388-4447 941-780-9536
5037 Sturbridge Ct #A3983237 $254,900 Connie Lyke Brown Pa
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-951-6660
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 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 Aug. 12 through Aug. 16, in order of dollar amounts.
Explore now on your phone or tablet.
CITY OF SARASOTA Address
1255 N. Gulfstream Ave. 2135 Hyde Park Circle 1038 S. Osprey Ave. 1452 Hillview Drive 1732 Cunliff Lane 1616 Oak St. 2286 Clematis St. 614 Beverly Drive 2929 Bahia Vista St. 990 Blvd. of the Arts
Alterations Pool/Deck Alterations Pool Wall/Gate Remodel Pool/Deck Re-roof Re-roof Shutters
Simon Oliver Lynn Sanden Noreen Slaalien Mark Standish Robert Taylor Michael Hannon Louis Venafro Gregory Shea Katherine Blue James Rudolph
Amount $115,510 $42,923 $35,000 $35,000 $27,000 $26,748 $20,742 $18,900 $10,458 $7,254
SARASOTA COUNTY Address
6140 Midnight Pass Road 1601 Shelburne Lane 8676 Woodbriar Drive 8576 Woodbriar Drive 8230 Cypress Hollow Drive 7728 Club Lane 5816 Wilena Place 9032 Huntington Pointe 2105 Mill Terrace 1724 Baywood Way
Remodel Dock Renovations Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Spa Re-roof Pool/Deck Remodel
Howard Miller Kheng Tan Stefan Bacso Edward Nugent Michel Kelly Linda Redd Mark Butt Erwin Koster Jody Sayre Daniel Crane
$85,000 $46,000 $43,829 $40,600 $35,600 $35,200 $35,000 $32,120 $31,171 $30,000
1436 John Ringling Pkwy #A3962144 $6,799,000 Harvey & Ethel Lovelace
Lido Key 941-349-3444 941-586-7390
Source: Sarasota County; city of Sarasota
SIESTA KEY Sarasota Beach
Salerno Development LLC sold the home at 452 Canal Road to Kevin and Tra-
Englewood 941-473-7750 941-223-0832
RE N TA L
20 Euclid Ave #D5793945 $149,900 Susan Gilmore
Punta Gorda 941-505-5555 941-916-0798
4822 Ocean Blvd # 9C #A3973050 $3,400 Lisa Gullick
8250 Sanderling Rd #A3940236 $12,950,000 Linda Dickinson & Kelly Quigley
1421 S School Ave #A3982972 $198,500 Kristina Rain
240 West End Dr # 821 #C7041395 $119,900 Genevieve Ramachandran
Siesta Key 941-552-4200 941-321-6973
329 Glen Oak Rd #N5779846 Robin Sullivan
707 Norsota Way #A3966669 $2,675,000 Karen Chandler
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-544-4919
95 Osprey Point Dr #A3952572 $2,495,000 Sania Allen
Osprey 941-966-8000 941-266-7829
4027 Roberts Point Rd #A3977688 $2,400,000 Mackenzie Mudgett
Siesta Key 941-951-6660 941-961-4023
7338 Periwinkle Dr #A3970014 $1,990,000 Pamela Charron
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-993-3388
5021 Brywill Cir #A3970661 $1,695,000 Lenore Treiman
Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-356-9642
1201 Cowpen Ln #A3970739 $1,550,000 Lee Byron and Sue Keal
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
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
7950 Midnight Pass Rd #A3975852 $1,250,000 Elaine Adair
Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-993-3334
5290 Avenida Navarra #A3978165 $950,000 Mark McCann
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-685-7624
Terence and Breda Lambe, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 502 condominium at 1260 Dolphin Way to Daniel Curtin, of Wheaton, Ill., for $775,000. Built in 1997,
SEE REAL ESTATE / PAGE 22A
Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-320-2639
Punta Gorda 941-639-0000 941-639-0000
RE N TA L
453 Islamorada Blvd #C7046309 $239,000 Jennifer Calenda
Lido Key 941-349-3444 941-232-2868
162 Sportsman Rd #D5793721 $189,900 Randall McLendon/Joni McLendon
7909 Pineglen Ct # 33 #A3978560 $118,000 Kristine Niehaus
Rotonda West 941-473-7750 941-504-5675
Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-376-4950
Venice $2,600 941-485-5421
4245 Breezeway Blvd # 2511 #A3970679 $1,400 Lisa Shope
Sarasota 941-552-4200 941-320-8022
Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-350-3304
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
CDM I LLC sold the home at 2060 Sunnyside Place to Stephen Keyser Jr., of Sarasota, for $224,000. Built in 1953, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,401 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $73,000 in May.
267 Benjamin Franklin Dr #A3978302 $2,999,000 Jonathan Abrams
RE N TA L
cy Wrate, of Rocklin, Calif., for $1.14 million. Built in 2008, it has five bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,384 square feet of living area.
REAL ESTATE / FROM PAGE 21A it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,915 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $735,000 in 2010.
William Meadors and Julie Comella, of Indianapolis, sold their Unit 501 condominium at 797 Beach Road to William Bortz, trustee, of Sarasota, for $619,500. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,777 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $265,000 in 1995.
Janet Hackett, trustee, sold her Unit 509 condominium at 1001 Point of Rocks Road to Thomas and Donna Sheppard, of Sarasota, for $570,000. Built in 1988, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,100 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $930,000 in 2005.
Robert Gayler, trustee, of Centerville, Ohio, sold his Unit 6 condominium at 5860 Midnight Pass Road to Andrew Alpert and Stacey Keen, trustees, of Ellicott City, Md., for $450,000. Built in 1971, it has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 1,552 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $670,000 in 2005.
Matthew Branner, of Sarasota, sold his home at 5174 Siesta Woods Drive to David Dexter, of Sarasota, for $396,000. Built in 1988, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,924 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $755,000 in 2006.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
Rudolph and Anita Glogovsky, trustees, sold their Unit 204-F condominium at 8767 Midnight Pass Road to Malcolm Teas and Pamela King, of Sarasota, for $370,000. Built in 1979, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,303 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $174,000 in 1998.
L. Gert and Diane Erne, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 8 condominium at 145 Avenida Messina to James and Marcia Alberdi, of Tampa, for $272,500. Built in 1966, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,016 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $200,000 in 2002.
White Sands Village
William and Marilyn Postles, trustees, of Salisbury, Md., sold their Unit 93 condominium at 5830 Midnight Pass Road to Advanta IRA Services LLC FBO James Weger for $359,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 921 square feet of living area.
Daniel Grenier and Lynette Grenier, trustees, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 407 condominium at 5663 Midnight Pass Road to 1048060 Ontario Inc. for $232,000. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,012 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $215,000 in 2001.
Thomas Morin, of Sarasota, sold his Unit A-103 condominium at 225 Hourglass Way to L. Gert and Diane Erne, of Sarasota, for $342,000. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,271 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $273,500 in 2012. Joseph and Judy Klarberg, of Pocono Pines, Pa., sold their Unit 102 condominium at 199 Whispering Sands Drive to Elliott and Rosemarie Peterkin, of East Hanover, N.J., for $300,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,271 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $174,500 in 2004. Beverly Mulconry, of Fayetteville, N.Y., sold her Unit 307 condominium at 101 Whispering Sands Drive to Timothy and Amy Aylor, of Roswell, Ga., for $262,000. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,271 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $130,000 in 1991.
in 1998, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,798 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $396,000 in 2008. Bernardine Smokler, of Sarasota, sold her home at 5080 Timber Chase Way to Ehab and Vicki Michael, of Rochester, Minn., for $346,000. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,292 square feet of living area.
Stoneybrook at Palmer Ranch
Trevor and Solange Moawad, of Sarasota, sold their home at 9441 Hawksmoor Lane to Geraldine Kuster, of Sarasota, for $390,000. Built in 1992, it has four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 2,967 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $235,000 in 2010.
Savannah at Turtle Rock
Claudio Ruben, trustee, of Sarasota, sold his home at 5319 Hunt Club Way to James and Melissa Reyes, of Sarasota, for $935,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 4,733 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,350,000 in 2005.
Joel and Susan Petersen, of Henderson, Nev., sold their home at 5087 Hanging Moss Lane to James and Theresa Curry, of Bronx, N.Y., for $320,000. Built in 2000, it has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,130 square feet of living area.
Raja Holdings LLC sold the home at 4993 Gardiners Bay Circle to James Graves, of Sarasota, for $490,000. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,100 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $396,600 in 2001.
Linda Rabbitt and Sharon Lussier, trustees, of Bethesda, Md., sold the home at 8052 Camminare Drive to Lawrence McKenna and Linda Sysko-Stein, of Sarasota, for $275,000. Built in 2003, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,534 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $275,000 in 2004.
Alessandro Sita and Luisa DeSimone, of Franklin Lakes, N.J., sold their home at 8101 Deerbrook Circle to Douglas Horvath, of Sarasota, for $465,000. Built
YourObserver.com // See a map and view more transactions.
♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ Play Bridge!! Beginner Lessons
Learn to ™
1st FOUR lessons
Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 4:30PM
Play in a game your first day! Modern bridge the easy way in just a few weeks!
St. Boniface Church 5615 Midnight Pass Rd, Room F
The public is always welcome with your questions for our guests
EasybRidgE is hERE!! 120017
Gulf Gate Golf Executive Course
- 2012 Local Media Association
2550 Bispham Road, Sarasota
(Just 2 miles from Siesta Key’s South Bridge)
open 7 am–7 pm Sorry, no Credit Cards.
Dr. Corey Warrenbrand Private Practice, Personal Attention!
Complete New Patient Checkup
You’re invited to our place
Includes: Healthy Mouth Cleaning*, Complete Exam, Necessary X-Rays, New Patient Periodontal Evaluation and Oral Cancer Screening
Siesta Key Chapel Presbyterian 4615 Gleason Ave.
Complimentary 2nd Opinion We Work with Most Insurance Plans and Offer Incentives to Patients without Dental Insurance. *Not in the presence of periodontal disease.
Voted “Best Social Media Initiative”
27 Hole Executive Course
2225 Stickney Point Rd. • Sarasota, FL 34231
Town & Country Plaza NW Corner Fruitville & Beneva Unit 612 ♦ Inside Courtyard ♦ Sarasota, FL
Men’s and Women’s rental clubs available.
941-925-2225 • www.CompleteDentistry.org
Play Golf just 2 miles from Siesta Key! This beautiful 27 hole course is a favorite for local golfers. We are family (and kid) friendly, inexpensive, and very convenient. Gulf Gate Club is the perfect place for your next golf outing. Enjoy the beautiful lake views and nature while playing or simply rest at the Bar.
Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine Graduate
In-Between BrIdge CluB
Call Michelle Golden
1 mile north of Siesta Key Village off Ocean Blvd. 349-1166
Sunday Schedule Worship Service 10:00 Chapel Kidz 10:00 Coffee fellowship on deck. Adult Bible Study 9:00 Nursery open for 10:00 service
The Rev. Kathleen Wiggins
Low Speed Vehicles, Speed Reduction and Beach Drainage Plan and more...
Thursday, Sept. 19 • 9-11:30am
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
Do you love taking photos? We want your best photos of sunrises, sunsets, rainbows, etc. Submit your local weather photos for a chance to have your photo published in the paper! See all of the winning photos each week by visiting The Observer’s Facebook page. TemperatureS
Record Temperatures High
Wednesday, Aug. 21
Thursday, Aug. 22
Friday, Aug. 23
Saturday, Aug. 24
Sunday, Aug. 25
Monday, Aug. 26
Tuesday, Aug. 27
Average Gulf water temperature: 88 RAINFALL
Sunrise / sunset
Wednesday, Aug. 21
Thursday, Aug. 22
Thursday, Aug. 29
Friday, Aug. 23
Saturday, Aug. 24
Friday, Aug. 30
Sunday, Aug. 25
Saturday, Aug. 31
Monday, Aug. 26
Sunday, Sept. 1
Tuesday, Aug. 27
Monday, Sept. 2
Tuesday, Sept. 3
Wednesday, Sept. 4
Year-to-date: 2013 2012 37.09 in. 37.53 in. Month-to-date: 2013 2012 9.80 in. 8.68 in.
Samantha Bisceglia submitted this photo of a lifeguard stand on Siesta Key Beach.
Scan the QR code on your smartphone to submit your weather photos! Or visit YourObserver.com and click on the “Contests” tab.
O B S E RV E R C RO S S WO R D
Edited by Timothy E. Parker
1 6 10 14 18
23 24 25 27 29 31 32 33 34 35 36 38 39 42 44 3
1. C V R N O Z K W M E Z E V J F K M N P . V W M V F V D J R O Y Z O C , J E V M J N W B N G D R P D V V B , C V R Y Z M N W N J M C F N F Z O S R M V F Z W K W Y N Y Z M - G Z P P S N O B .
2. H E H J Q M U J N V C T X H E Q H F R C N U F S Q T V X H S B , Y V Q R H M P Q U F H J Q M P V F Q B H E H Y H Q H F U J N V C T ?
Sept. 12 First
Sept. 19 Full
Sept. 26 Last
HOw dO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS? by Gary Cooper 112 Gave the once63 “___ all, folks!” 50 “Pyro” attachment ACROSS
Sept. 5 New
49 51 53 54 55 56 57 58 61 62
Near Crossjack, e.g. Porgy’s girlfriend Lip of a cup, e.g. “___ la vista, baby!” Intense feeling of love Comics bulldog “General Hospital” Emmywinner Sofer Rose petal oil Gain points Hurry off, as to a honeymoon Auto accident injury More mad Aztec or Mayan cities, today Flowerlike ocean creature Turn sour Easter hat Moray, e.g. Be in a sticky situation? Go against God Exclamations of contentedness September birthstone Fragrant climbing plant or term of endearment Present a successful defense Piece of asparagus Hearty and healthy Coastal raptor Fa-la link on a musical scale Rather cautious Limbless statue What good tires provide Flat on one’s face Like fresh lava
over 64 Valentine’s Day 113 Ocean eagles symbol 114 Where early birds 65 Come to a point bring their worms 66 Makes amends 68 Short and sweet 69 Bashful dOwn 72 Saint for whom 1 Tobacco wads the Russian 2 It turns in its work 3 Old port of the alphabet is Tiber named 4 Document holder? 73 Rich soils 5 First to show 74 Seek redress 6 Smart’s partner? 75 How some people 7 Aqueduct feature chatter 8 Altar affirmation 76 Word often 9 Peer’s title of preceding respect 10 The Cat in the Hat “proportions” wore one 77 Heart’s bloodline 11 Barrymore or 78 Arousing Merman 81 Give comforting 12 Wield a teaspoon words to 13 Mayday call 83 One shy of a score 14 Electric razor 85 “... ___ I saw Elba” brand 86 Air Force ___ 15 Capture anew, as a 87 Develop into lost love’s affection 16 Absolutely absurd 88 U.K. military 17 Has permission, branch to Shakespeare 90 Well-seasoned 20 Figure with a stew scythe 94 Muscle-bone 26 Danish bread? connector 28 Muslim deity 95 World’s largest 30 Geological ocean formation 34 Coffin support 99 Committed 36 Cook’s cover-up 100 Type of hygiene 101 Joan of “Jane Eyre” 37 Indian dish made with stewed 102 Joined the crowd, legumes say 38 Persuade 104 Sarcastic taunts 39 Further 106 Words before feloniously “seriousness” or 40 Frankfurt mister “likelihood” 41 Certain hospitals 43 Tijuana cash 107 Bird’s-eye view? 44 Beyond dry 108 Taper off 45 Oarlock 109 Accustom to 46 TV family that hardship (var.) drove a multi110 Eight-member colored bus band 47 Or ___ 111 Hostelries 48 Really long time span (var.)
52 Breathe like a bulldog 56 Unmannered 57 Raise one’s spirits? 59 East Asian weight unit 60 Part of TGIF 61 Lasting forever 62 Legendary actress West 64 Oven output 65 Pointer’s word 66 Excellent server, in tennis 67 Pound the keyboard 68 Burned rubber 69 Posh hotel accommodation 70 Utter one’s words indistinctly 71 Talk up 73 Folk tales and such 74 Wine glass feature 77 Woman with a niece 78 Mountain demarcation 79 Showed on TV again 80 Dormancy 82 Safe’s partner? 84 Mammoth film of 2002? 87 Stored, as coal 89 Spouse-to-be 90 Temple teacher 91 Filmmaker Woody 92 Harvest 93 Cries from sties 94 Paris divider 95 Sits for pictures 96 Orders from absolute rulers 97 Bay 98 Boston NBAers, informally 100 WWII turning point 101 Common houseplant 103 Farm mother 105 Hitchhiking seed
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Things To Do
Autos Wanted WE BUY CARS. TOP $$ PAID FOR YOUR VEHICLES. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.
Boat Slips For Rent/Sale LBK MOORINGS: 73ft. Boat Slip $149,000. Easy in and out, unobstructed bay view, water, cable, wireless included. Owner Financing. Other slips available 45ft. to 194ft. Bettie R. Perry, Broker/Owner. Associated Realty LBK. 941-961-0372
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY EARLY DEADLINES for September 5th Edition CLASSIFIED ADS Deadline Tuesday, Sept. 3, 12:00pm SERVICE DIRECTORY Deadline Thursday, August 29, 12:00pm The Observer will be CLOSED Monday, September 3rd for the Labor Day Holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 3, 8:30am. To Place Your Ad: Call 941-955-4888 or online at www.yourobserver.com/classifieds
Items Under $200 For Sale ADVERTISE YOUR MERCHANDISE with the total value of all items $200 or less in this section for FREE! Limit 1 ad per month, 15 words or less. Price must be included next to each item. No commercial advertising. Ad runs 2 consecutive weeks in 1 Observer. (No phone calls please.) (Please provide your name and address) Email ad to: email@example.com Online at: www.yourobserver.com Or mail to: The Observer Group P.O. Box 3169 Sarasota, Fl 34230 BROTHER INTELLI FAX775 phone/fax machine. Like new, clean from non-smoking household. $25 (941)504-0165. COUCH: BEAUTIFUL, contemporary, purple, 90â€?, (Home Resource). Good Condition. $150. 941-957-1376. CROSCILL BEDDING: two twin comforters, shams, bed skirts. Like new. Asking $50. 941-918-9080. DOG CARRIER: 21â€?hx21â€?wx24â€?d, used very little, $20. Jewelry armoire, excellent cond., must see, $50. 941-350-5644. FIRST GENERATION IPad 3G-16GB w/case and protective film, $145. 941-374-6543. FITNESS BY JAKE -Hip & Thigh Sculptor $40 , Buns & Thigh Rocker $40---CAROL 373-6450 G.E .DISHWASHER, White, Runs Fine, $75. 941-921-3931.
Boats ChitwoodCharters.com Cruise or Fish Hyatt Sarasota Docks 32â€™/53â€™ Yachts - 2hrs./2 months 941-383-5232
Furnishings PERSIAN AND Tribal carpets from our personal collection acquired over a 20 year period while living abroad. Room size carpets, runners, and smaller carpets. Photographs by E-mail. Carpets can be seen by appointment in Longboat Key. Cash only. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Garage/Moving/Estate Sales BIRD KEY Moving Sale - Sat 8/31, 10am-2pm Lladro, Limoges, Lalique and many other collectibles, dĂŠcor accents, antiques, furniture, artwork, books, cd's, cassettes, clothing, kitchen items, linens, and much more! 316 W. Royal Flamingo Dr. CASH ONLY, no checks or credit cards and no early sale previews.
GULFSIDE MINI-VACATION IN NAPLES JUST $179 PER PERSON ***
Your Mini-Vacation Includes: s #HECK IN 3UNDAY THROUGH 7EDNESDAY ONLY s 'ULFSIDE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NIGHTS
s #ONTINENTAL "REAKFAST "UFFET s $INNER EVENING VOUCHER AT YOUR CHOICE OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS PLUS ADDITIONAL OFF ND EVENING DINNER AT 4HE 4URTLE #LUB
s ,UNCH DAY VOUCHER AT YOUR CHOICE OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS PLUS ADDITIONAL LUNCH PER PERSON AT 4HE 4URTLE #LUB
s !DMISSION TO OF LOCAL ATTRACTIONS 3OME ATTRACTIONS MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL FEES * Available through December 18, 2013. Holidays and weekends excluded. Based on double occupancy. Tax, tip & resort fees extra. Type of accommodation subject to availability. Bayside condominiums available at different rates. ** An 18% gratuity will be added by lunch and dinner vendors. ***Limited to one per customer.
FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL (800) 243-9076 or (239) 597-3144 9225 Gulfshore Drive North, Naples, Florida 34108
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.
MANICURE ? Pedicure By Mirian. Local in your own home. Sarasota area 941-879-1989
CASH FOR Old Military Items. Swords, uniforms, insignia & old guns. Call 941-416-3280.
I PAY cash for vintage clothing! All eras wanted. Call Emma, 941-451-7847.
CAREGIVER FOR Longboat lady: 12-hours, Friday, Saturday, other days as needed. Experience in healthy cooking, personal care, wheelchair transport. Seeking patient, intelligent individual, college degree preferred, pet friendly, flexible. Clean driving record, no smoking, references. $14+/hour. (941)780-5490 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SENIOR LOOKING to purchase precious metals, time pieces, coins, jewelry and antiques. Please call Marc, 941-321-0707.
Announcements DBA ANNOUNCEMENT: Usmani N Consulting Local professional with over 10 years experience in corporate training and education. Providing instructional design for your small business needs. Providing training needs assessment, design, development and implementation. Mobile: 310-414-7593. Email: email@example.com
Storage STORAGE FACILITY Boat/ RV/ Trailer. Secure facility, low monthly rentals, Clark Rd area. 941-809-3660, 941-809-3662.
RENTAL CAR Agency seeks Auto Attendant, Cleaning, Washing & Customer Service Agents. E-mail: SoSotaCar@gmail.com or call 224-244-4881.
FIND in the
PETMATE â€œPET Taxiâ€? Cat Carrier, sturdy, gray plastic, medium size, never used. Immaculate! $20.00 941-952-1097 QUEEN BED with box spring and headboard, off white, $50. 941-923-3386. SHOWTIME ROTISSERIE and BBQ, used once. $55.00 941-925-7079 SLOT MACHINE: Asian (Heiwa), full size, needs repair. $50.00 obo. 941-266-9571. TELEVISION: SONY 41â€? with console. $30. Area Rug, 8x12, shades of green. $25. 941-388-5094
Reserved Space LP Reserved Space
Condos/Apts. For Rent LOS LAGOS, Clark Rd., 2BR/2BA condo, unfurnished, annual. Two miles to Siesta Key. 1 Car garage, 1250/sq.ft., W/D, non-smoking. $1175/mo. Ashton Realty, 941-923-1945 or 941-356-6356. SIESTA KEY $500 and up. Reserve Vacation Rentals, NOW! 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units. Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal and Annual. Furnished/Unfurnished. Call Siesta Key Realty, 941-349-8900 or visit siestakeyrealtyrentals.com
Condos For Sale WHISPERING SANDS/ Siesta Key Village. Private beach, 2BR/2BA ground floor condo in midrise bldg. Completely remodeled, new kitchen, baths. 38 ft. screened lanai. 55+ community. NO pets. SALE: $338,000. RENTAL: $1600/mo. annual unfurnished. (No brokers, pls.) 717-385-4047.
Homes For Rent LUXOR MHP $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
Manufactured Homes BEST BUY Ancient Oaks 55+ park. Okeechobee. New A/C & King Murphy Bed, lot included $29,000. 863-357-6530. OKEECHOBEE - 40â€™ Park Model, 1BR/1BA, like new, 55+ condo park, lot included, marina access, all amenities. $55,000. 863-357-6530.
NATIONAL MOTOR Museum Mint: 21 Cars, 7 Trucks, 1 Military Vehicle, 2 Display Stands, $175.941-918-8407.
Help Wanted SR. SOFTWARE Engineer. Bradenton, FL. F/T. Develop, direct software system testing; program/alyze throughout system life cycle. Conduct analytical studies of system functions & analyze user needs & requirements. Develop, design Java Server Pages, Data Access Objects using SQL & modify business functions for integrated systems. Review development & coding of Java programs & systems; perform problem analysis & resolution; recommend new procedures & techniques to improve system support. Store, retrieve manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities & perform post implementation reviews. Requires bachelorâ€™s degree in computer science + two years experience or masterâ€™s degree in computer science or its academic equivalent. Email resume to Debra Brown at Gould & Lamb, LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to find a great deal on something youâ€™ve always dreamed of?
Real Estate Wanted WANTED LUXURY ANNUAL RENTALS For Qualified Waiting Clients Contact - Sarasota Luxury Rentals 941-225-1356 email: email@example.com Personalized attention with professional honest advice. 25 Years Experience - References available
This weekâ€™s Crossword answers
Autos For Sale OVER 30 VEHICLES IN STOCK $10K OR UNDER 2010 Nissan Versa, 54K/mi., $9988 2004 Pontiac Vibe, Great cond., $7988 2007 Chevy Impala LS, 62K/mi., $8988 2006 Pontiac G6 GT, like new, 44K/mi., $10,988 2006 Buick Torraza CXL, loaded, $8988 2008 Nissan Sentra, 54K/mi., $9988 2005 Dodge Caravan, loaded, SXT, 71K/mi., $8988 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer, $4498 Hawley Motors II 5741 Pinkney Ave. (1 block west of MacIntosh, off Clark) 941-312-5890
You never know what youâ€™ll find in the classifieds!
HOUSE CLASSIFIEDS LP # 56733
This weekâ€™s Cryptogram answers
Your source for local Classifieds
1. You are in the hospital. On top of surgery, shots and awful food, you get a nasty paper cut opening a get-well card. 2. If I get a group life insurance policy, does it mean I get money if I die in a group?
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
THE SARASOTA OBSERVER/PE Thursday, August 29, 2013
Home Improvement/ Remodeling
LANDLORD ALERT!! We have Tenantâ€™s!!! Wanted: 1-3BR Homes/Condos, Furnished or Unfurnished. Siesta Key Realty Incorporated, 941-349-8900, www.siestakeyrealtyrentals.com
BETTYâ€™S HOUSECLEANING Service. Residential and Commercial. High quality cleaning. Reasonable rates. Licensed. References. Call 941-650-6180. BRAZILIAN CLEANING Service by Maria. Residential/ Commercial. Meticulous Cleaning. Excellent References. Free Estimates. Reliable. Lic./ Ins. 941-400-3342.
JIM ZALLER'S Carpentry & Home Repairs LLC. Carpentry, doors, door inserts, construction demolition and much more. Call 941-232-6744.
RICK STEAKLEY PAINTING. Interior/Exterior. Pressure Washing. Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repairs. Reasonable. Reliable. Professional. 30+/years experience. References available. Free Estimates. Lic./Ins. 941-228-7605, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSE CLEANING, housekeeping, pet sitting, window washing. Excellent services by European couple. 941-350-8072. HOUSECLEANING. Iâ€™ll Make Your House Sparkle & Shine! Perfectionist, Many Years Experience, Great References. 678-994-4223.
Computer Services OWN A MAC/iPHONE/iPAD? MacTutor has 21+ years experience teaching Apple products. I speak English, not â€œGeekâ€?! (941) 812-3887 www.FLMacTutor.com
ALBERTOâ€™S REFINISHING Of Fine Furniture, Antiques, Gold Leaf, Cane, Rush, Upholstery. Quality Work. Call: 941-296-5427.
Make Your Phone ring Team Up With Classifieds
call: 955-4888 â€˘ Email: email@example.com online: www.YourObserver.com
Your sourcE for LocaL cLassifiEd ads
Frank Beck Upholstery
(ONESTY s )NTEGRITY s 1UALITY s 6ALUE Allow me to do my very best for you! 119327
WILLS, TRUSTS, PROBATE, ELDER LAW Law OfďŹ ce of
Sharon M. Guy, P.A.
Capture Carpet Cleaning System
Specialize in Dry Cleaning Carpet, Upholstery and Oriental Rugs
Call 941-488-8016 www.sarasotacarpetcleaners.com
VIRUS & SPYWARE EXPERTS! LAPTOP REPAIR SPECIALISTS
Unique Cleaning Service Call Liz for the Best Price
s -OVE )NS-OVE /UTS (OUSE#ONDO/FlCE #LEANING#ARPET &LOOR #ARE 119328
Lic. # 46264
3204 Gulf Gate Dr., Sarasota (Across from the Library)
Grow your business in the Service Directory
Mercyâ€™s Cleaning Service Commercial and Residential Best Prices in Town
DeaD on TargeT
We Use Organic Products
ADDYâ€™S CLEANING SERVICE
State Lic. CR CO25291
Residential Concrete Specialist Patios - Driveways - Sidewalks
BOAT SERVICES DOCKSIDE BOAT REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
g nin lea nd C t o FirsF Sec F F F O O $ 20 $ 10
Helping to make you shine! Residential & Commercial Cleaning
Call 536-4450 Licensed & Insured
For Your Free Estimate Today!
Ph. 376-4228 SINGLETURTLE
Call today to reserve your space 955-4888
s /NE 4IME 7EEKLY -ONTHLY s 2ES#OMM s -OVE )NS/UTS s #ARPET #LEANING s 2EFERENCES s &REE %ST â˜… 6ERY !FFORDABLE 2ATES â˜…
The Observer Service Directory Call 955-4888 to reserve your space.
SALES & SERVICE NEW & REFURBISHED NETWORKING DSL AND CABLE SETUPS TRAINING BACKUP & RECOVERY SETUP, INSTALL, UPGRADE AFFORDABLE RATES
On Site or In Shop
Serving Sarasota and Charlotte County since 1991.
SMS Mobile Marine Service *36)LVKILQGHU,QVWDOODWLRQÂ‡2XWERDUGV ,2ÂŞVÂ‡,QERDUGV Call for appointmentÂ‡941-232-3523
PC & LAPTOP REPAIR
DRY CARPET CARE
(OURS -ONDAY &RIDAY AM PM s 7EEKENDS BY APPOINTMENT
OfďŹ ce in Palmer Ranch 8586 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238
with this ad Why clean a carpet that way?
In shop free estimates Pick up and delivery services available
941s 925 s 2447
You wouldnâ€™t clean a good suit with water.
Home Furnishing Restoration and Upholstery Specialist!
CERTIFIED & INSURED
First 15 words ........................................... $15 per week Each Addâ€™l word .......................................................50Â˘ 15% discount for 4 week Run Yellow color $5 per Week â€˘ Border as low as $3 per Week
Sharon M. Guy
cLassifiEd LinE ad PricE
Commercial & Residential
Gulf Gate Village 6568 Superior Ave., Sarasota, FL 34231
Classified Ads: Tuesday at Noon Service Directory: Monday at 3 pm CARLO DATTILO PAINTING. Licensed & insured. Interior/ Exterior painting including drywall repair and retexturing. Wallpaper installation & removal, pressure washing. Residential & commercial, condos. Honest & reliable. Free estimates. 941-744-1020. 35+ years experience.
Complete Systems Starting at
)NSURED s ,ICENSE #!#!
Pressure Cleaning JACK'S DETAILED Pressure Washing. Homes and flat work, window washing, pool decks. Free estimates. Licensed and Insured. 941-979-7095. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org PRESSURE WASHING: Residential and Commercial. ECO Cleaning. Roofs, lanais, pool areas, etc. Roof coating also. 941-756-4570.
Service, Sales, Installation
Masonry ALL TYPES OF MASONRY Specializing in concrete driveways, pavers, decorative concrete, stone work, patios. Call for free and honest estimates. 941-525-2435
ND SPARKLE. We are a family business experienced in both home and office cleaning great rates. Call for a quote. 941-330-4466. Email: email@example.com
Pet Services DOGGY HOTEL/GROOMING. 24 Hour Daycare. FREE Daycare with groom (we are the best). 3925 Brown Avenue behind Sleep King. doggyhotel.net 941-554-4620.
BEST Home CLEANING in PALMER RANCH by GRACIE of PALMER RANCH. Affordable, Honest, Reliable. 941-312-1485.
CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATE 726-1802 LIC/ INS
20 YRS. EXPERIENCE
Custom Surfaces Inc. DECORATIVE SURFACES FOR: PATIOS, POOL DECKS, DRIVEWAYS, ENTRYWAYS
,ICENSED s )NSURED ,IC
s 0/,9 0%"",% %0/89 s 4%8452%$ #/.#2%4% s 2%3%!, 2%0!)23 s ).4%2,/#+).'