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Paid parking approved for Palm The City Commission narrowly approved the reinstitution of paid parking at the garage in an attempt to offset the parking division’s budget deficit.

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+ Holy days begin Temple Emanu-El has been preparing for the High Holy Day season, which began Wednesday evening and concludes at sundown Saturday, Sept. 14. Rabbi Brenner Glickman, right, taught preschoolers Aug. 30, about Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, and blew the shofar, the ram’s horn, which signifies the beginning of a period of repentance.

Previous attempts at instituting paid parking in Sarasota have gone over like a lead balloon, but the city is floating the idea again to help reduce a budget deficit. The City Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday in favor of approving paid parking at the Palm Avenue parking garage. The garage has been free to park in since March 2012, when the city also removed parking meters from the streets. According to the preliminary rate

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schedule, parking at the garage will remain free for the first 90 minutes. Parking will cost $1 for up to two hours and gradually increase hourly, until it reaches a maximum of $16 for more than 10 hours. City Parking Operations Manager Mark Lyons said paid parking in the garage would reduce the department’s $500,000 deficit by about half. “It’s an expensive facility, and it’s very important to maintain the fa-

cility property, so we need to try to recoup some of those expenses and offset our deficit,” Lyons said. Lyons acknowledged that there’s nothing keeping people from avoiding parking in the garage altogether. Still, he believes maintaining free parking for the first 90 minutes will help bring people in. He also thinks the fees are reflec-

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Jail debate sees commuted sentence Diversion programs at the Sarasota County Jail have led to smarter incarcerations, smaller inmate populations and saved the county the cost of building a new jail — for now.

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+ Attendees get the scoop at luncheon Designing Women Boutique held its Ambassadors’ Guild Summer Salon Luncheon Thursday, Aug. 29, at the boutique. Hayley Wielgus, anchor of ABC-7 News Sunrise and Noon, spoke about “life behind the lens” at the event. Attendees also shopped for handmade jewelry, including freshwater pearls and semiprecious stones, from LOOK Jewelry by Annette Lloyd.

+ Sailing Squadron hosts annual regatta Sarasota Sailing Squadron hosted the 67th annual Labor Day Regatta Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The event attracted more than 300 competitors of all ages, from more than 25 sailing organizations, who competed in 14 series. During the weekend, the Sailing Squadron presented All Faiths Food Bank with eight shopping carts full of food donations.

When Maj. Jim Lilly, of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, took the reins of the Sarasota County Jail in 2009, he had to change the way he saw criminals. “When I was on patrol, it was all about arresting people,” Lilly, a 33-year lawenforcement veteran, said. Sarasota County “Now that I’m Jail population in charge of and inmate the jail, my classification / No. 1 concern PAGE 2A is whether we have the right people behind bars.” Lilly’s personal evolution parallels the institutional one he led, with the support of Sheriff Tom Knight, in changing the way Sarasota County decides who goes to jail and prevents inmates from coming back. Through the use of diversion programs, substance-abuse treatments and an initiative to facilitate the reintegration of inmates to society, the Sheriff’s Office stalled last year’s spike in the jail population and saved the county the projected $85 million cost of a new jail. A 2005 study, done by an independent consultant, predicted that by 2013, Sarasota County’s daily jail population would top 1,600 inmates. This year the jail is averaging around 900 inmates

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Maj. Jim Lilly, of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, has led a transformation at the Sarasota County Jail that has kept the inmate population 44% below a 2005 estimate. daily, Lilly said, which exceeds its operational capacity of 872. “Big busts such as ‘Booster Buster’ can give us periodic spikes,” Lilly said, referring to last month’s Operation Booster

Buster, a Sheriff’s Office sting on retail theft that landed 59 shoplifters behind bars. “But, we’ve managed to stem last year’s rise in inmate population.” The jail has space for 1,026 in-

mates, but to segregate offenders based on the seriousness of their crimes, the jail aims to operate at 85% capacity — which is 872.

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“We don’t want to put violent offenders together with people in for misdemeanors,” Lilly explained. “That’s for the safety of the inmates.” Compared with the rest of the state, Sarasota County has a small incarceration rate relative to its population. According to Florida Department of Law Enforcement data, Sarasota’s incarceration rate is 2.3 inmates per 1,000 residents — below the state average of 2.8 per 1,000. Even with the low incarceration rate, the 2012 uptick in inmate population had some area lawmakers concerned that the existing jail, built in 1975, would need to be replaced. Lilly said that despite operating at maximum operational capacity, the current jail, which receives arrests from Sarasota Police and other area law-enforcement departments, is still sufficient and the inmate population is still 44% lower than what was predicted in 2005. “We haven’t hit the threshold yet where we need a new jail,” Lilly said. “Comparing our population to the 2005 estimates really shows the effectiveness of the diversion programs.” Lilly said diversion programs keep the right people in jail and free up space by allowing arrestees who pose a low risk to the communities to serve sentences in alternative ways. One such program is pre-trial release, which gives judges the discretion of weighing factors like an offender’s employment history, family situation, criminal record and the circumstances of the crime in determining whether awaiting trial in jail is necessary. The offenders can be released on their own recognizance or put on supervised release. “We’re not trying to push people out who need to be in jail,” Lilly said. “We don’t want people to skate on their punishments. But we need to be smarter about how those punishments are assigned.” Substance-abuse treatment is also used to keep the recidivism rate low. The Sarasota jail devotes about 8% of its total capacity to substance abuse “recovery pods,” which segregate offenders with alcohol- and drug-abuse problems and provide treatment in jail. This increases the chances of inmates continuing treatment once their sentences are up, Lilly said, and often prevents another crime. According to Sheriff’s Office data, the recidivism rate among inmates in the recovery pods is lower than the general population. With about 80% of inmates waiting to go to court, another way to cap the incarcerated population is by restricting the amount of time inmates sit in jail awaiting trial. Lilly works with public defenders and state attorneys to expedite the trial process. According the Sheriff’s Office data, only 3% of Sarasota inmates go on to state prison. To address the transition needs of the other 97% who re-enter Sarasota County straight out of an institutional environment, the jail partnered with the Salvation Army to provide three days of housing and job-skills training for newly

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Jail population with capacities KEY Physical capacity

Operational capacity

1,050 inmates 1,000 950 900 850 800

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Inmate classifications Out of county 6, 2%

Civil 5, 2%

VOP* 39 12%

Felony 114, 36% Misdemeanor 153, 48% Ordinance 0, 0%

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released inmates. The jail also transfers inmates’ funds to debit cards (which, unlike checks, can be used without ID) and provides three days’ worth of medication that can be accessed from a downtown pharmacy. “We try to get people to the door, ready to successfully re-integrate,” Lilly said. “Them (inmates) having a place to go is golden in preventing them from re-offending in a short period of time.” The one black mark for Sarasota’s jail is its recidivism rate. According to FDLE data, an average 40% of Sarasota inmates return to jail within a year, compared with 27.6% statewide. Lilly attributes Sarasota’s high recidivism rate to the fact that the county is doing a better job of identifying inmates who are unlikely to commit another crime and keeping them out of jail through diversion programs. This results in a higher percentage of inmates in jail who are likely to come back, Lilly said. “If we just threw everyone in jail, our recidivism rate would be lower,” Lilly said. “Our diversion programs keep people out of jail who aren’t a threat to the community. That means, statistically speaking, the people we do have incarcerated are more likely to be re-arrested.” County estimates put the cost of a new jail between $60 million and $85 million. The corrections division has an annual budget of $26 million, 85% of which goes to salaries, Lilly said. “Diversion programs don’t save the county a lot of money on their own,” Lilly said. “Our budget stays the same even if the jail population goes down. But, we saved the county a lot of money by not expanding the jail or building a new one — for now, at least.”

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In addition to the steady, heavy rain Sarasota has seen over the past few weeks, other natural conditions are contributing to the area’s frequent flooding. For the past few weeks, it’s seemed like clockwork around Sarasota. First, it rains. Then, it floods. Wet conditions are nothing new in the area, but even those in charge of mitigating the problem are in awe of the amount of flooding that’s taking place in the city and county streets. “I’ve been here seven years, and I haven’t seen it like this,” Michael DelRossi said. DelRossi is an engineer in the city’s Public Works department responsible for managing the streets when they’re under water. Molly Williams, the county’s stormwater manager, agreed that the flooding since June was unlike anything she’s seen in several years. The most significant cause of the flooding is, naturally, the rainfall. It isn’t necessarily just the amount of rain that’s causing water to spill into the streets, though; it’s the consistency. “With the rainfall happening on such a continuous basis, the ground is saturated,” Williams said. “Some of the rainfall used to infiltrate into the soil. Now, it’s so saturated, it’s not infiltrating nearly as quickly — or at all.” There are other contributing factors that serve to worsen the constant rain, according to DelRossi. He said the city’s high water table and the flatness of the land makes matters worse. Additionally, the stormwater drainage pipes, which lead into the bay, are under water when the tide is high; this causes water to back up through the drainage system. Still, DelRossi echoed that this isn’t a problem that will go away until it gets drier. “You have to wait where you get a couple of days without rain and it saturates into the ground,” DelRossi said. “We don’t get any calls when it hasn’t rained in two weeks.”

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Flooding occurred after a short rainstorm Wednesday, Aug. 28, on U.S. 301, just north of Fruitville Road. DelRossi mentioned another, simpler element that makes matters worse: blocked drains. Palm fronds, pine needles and mulch are among the culprits responsible for clogging the entryways to the drainage system. He said city staff is proactive about looking out for blockages, but called for residents to do their part where they could. “It would help if people, because sometimes the mulch is coming from their property, if they could look at the storm drains — move aside anything that’s in the storm drain before it rains,” DelRossi said. “Sometimes we just can’t get to it.” On the county level, one exacerbating element is the age of the stormwater management systems, Williams said. “Until 1984, there weren’t stormwater regulations that really controlled the stormwater runoff,” Williams said.

“Any areas that were built prior to that generally don’t have as well of a defined stormwater-collection system.” Williams said it wasn’t financially prudent to update the system so that it was better capable of handling the type of rainfall the county has seen recently. The county’s adopted level of service allows for as much as 12 inches of water at the edge of the pavement at some roads before it’s considered a service issue. Although the standards differ from road to road — evacuation routes ideally allow for no water, Williams said — the county is satisfied with maintaining its level of service. “If we built our systems to handle every single condition and every single rainfall, it’d just cost too much,” Williams said. “We’re looking at using the resources we have to keep the roads and the stormwater system working optimally.”

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Big Cat Habitat issues ‘claw’ for help Flooding at the Big Cat Habitat, a popular area tourist attraction, has been on Sarasota County’s radar for three years, but owners say little has been done. The only thing missing at the Big Cat Habitat is an ark — it has the animals and the flooding covered. For more than three years, the popular Sarasota County tourist attraction has been trying to get the county to do something about an ongoing flooding problem that has affected its bottom line and poses a health threat to the animals. “We’re becoming a wetland,” said Kay Rosaire, owner of the Big Cat Habitat. “We’ve lost grazing land for some animals, like the emus and the camels, and the mosquitoes that are breeding in the standing water are a concern for all the animals.” Rosaire first brought the problem to the attention of the county in September 2010, after land-use changes in the area, such as construction of celery fields adjacent to the Big Cat Habitat grounds, began to affect rainwater drainage. Rosaire said flooding at the popular tourist attraction worsened in the wake of county drainage-improvement projects meant to control stormwater runoff from

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Tigers are one of a variety of big cats and other exotic animals housed at the Big Cat Habitat, located at 7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota.

the celery fields and other sites adjacent to the Big Cat Habitat property. “It just isn’t draining,,” Rosaire said. “The water just piles up and breeds mosquitoes.” Steve Cottrell, interim utilities director for Sarasota County, said the flooding at Big Cat is not the result of anything the county has done on adjacent properties. “I don’t believe the county has, per se, done anything to cause flooding at the property,” Cottrell said. “The Big Cat Habitat historically has had

low places that accumulate water and don’t drain well. They’ve been attempting to fix that. They still have work to do, and maybe they don’t have the funds to do it.” The Big Cat Habitat houses a variety of big cats and other exotic animals. Rosaire said repairing flood damage to the animal enclosures has cost the habitat thousands of dollars. Rosaire added that the flooding has not prevented the park from staying open during the slow season, but closed-off parking areas from flooding will limit business in the tourist season. “We can stay open right now, but we probably couldn’t in the peak of our season,” Rosaire said. “We need to fix this before then.” One Sarasota County commissioner has taken an interest in the Big Habitat’s dilemma, and, according to Rosaire, has finally spurred the county to take action. In a series of email exchanges last month, Sarasota County Commissioner Joe Barbetta expressed frustration with the county’s inaction on the issue, and said that unless the county steps

in and fixes the drainage problem, a valuable Sarasota tourism destination could be in jeopardy. “Here we are three years later with the problem still existing, and the county having done nothing,” Barbetta wrote in an email. “This is unacceptable.” Cottrell admitted that county construction on the celery fields adjacent to the Big Cat Habitat “could have been done better,” but blamed the site’s topography and consistent rainfall this year for recent flooding. Cottrell said that analysis is now being done to determine how to lessen flooding in the most cost-effective way and without negatively impacting other properties. “It’s a complicated site, to say the least,” Cottrell said. “We are intending to take whatever steps we need to, within our jurisdiction.” Barbetta pushed for the county to take action. “It appears to me there have been enough meetings and studies and hard data,” Barbetta wrote last month. “Let’s just get the corrective action completed.”

Plans for a combination retail-rental building on the former site of Napoli’s restaurant in the Siesta Key Village have hit a snag. Downtown Sarasota is predicting 1,000 new hotel rooms in the near future. Thanks to the owners of the Daiquiri Deck, Siesta Key Village will be getting three — just as soon as the permits go through. Daiquiri Deck owners Jim Syprett and Jay Lancer have plans for the site of the recently demolished Napoli’s Pizza building that include ground-floor retail space and three rental units on the second floor. “We hit a snag with the permit,” said project architect Mark Smith. “The process is ongoing, but we just want to get the building done so we can move ahead and get the retail in on the ground floor.” Smith said that the second-story units could be used as storage until the county approves a special-exception permit to allow rental units on the property. Gidget’s Coastal Provisions, a high-end clothing and gift store, will occupy the ground-floor retail space. Brian Wigelsworth, a master sand sculptor and founder of the Siesta Key Crystal Classic, will be the shop’s owner. “We wanted to get everything done and ready to go by the Siesta Key Crystal Classic,” Wigelsworth said, referring to the delayed permit. “But it doesn’t look like that is going to happen now.” The 2013 Siesta Key Crystal Classic is scheduled for Nov. 15 to Nov. 18. Wigelsworth said he has been working with Lancer and Syprett for four years to open retail on the site. The store will sell high-end clothing and gifts that are targeted toward area residents, not just tourists, Wigelsworth said. “We’ve got a storage unit full of furniture and goods ready to go,” Wigelsworth said. “We jumped the gun, and now we’re stuck waiting on the county to approve the permit.” Smith said the decision to not build another restaurant on the property and the inclusion of rental units was financial. “Restaurants never did well on that site,” Smith said. “The rental units make the numbers work.” According to the permit application, the three transient accommodation units are for less-than-one-month rentals. One of the project’s challenges, Smith said, was to design a structure that met county flood rules and still allowed for ground-level access to the retail shop. “We’ve built a completely flood-proof building,” Smith said. “We wanted to avoid raising the building to meet flood code.” A neighborhood workshop was held in June to present the project to Siesta residents and businesses. “We didn’t have any pushback,” Smith said. “All of our feedback has been positive.”


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A ray of hope for Siesta Key’s perpetual parking problem topped the news at Tuesday’s Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA) meeting. SKVA President Cheryl Gaddie, who led the meeting, announced to the association a recent Sarasota County Commission decision to move forward with plans for a Siesta Key trolley rather than a similar service on University Parkway. “This was a long time coming,” Gaddie said. The proposed trolley service will run seven days a week, ferrying riders from Southgate Mall to Siesta Village and Turtle Beach at 30- and 60-minute intervals. Regular SCAT buses will be wrapped in decals to make them look like trolleys. The decision to add the Siesta trolley service stems from a May 14 decision of the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners (BCC) to approve $3.4 million in new vehicle services for SCAT — allowing for the opening of a new route and expanded services. The BCC decided, against SCAT recommendations, to choose the Siesta trolley proposal as a short-term priority for funding over a trolley service along University Parkway that would provide service to the area around the University Town Center and Nathan Benderson Park and Aquatic Sports Center. County Commissioner Joe Barbetta supported the Aug. 27 prioritization of the Siesta Key route, but added that it was critical to have public transportation in place for the 2017 World Rowing Championships. “We need to have it up and run-

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ning in 2015 or 2016,” Barbetta said, referring to the University Parkway route. “We promised we’d have public transportation ready.” According to a county report, the Siesta trolley route would require two vehicles and approximately nine bus operators. SCAT Manager Glama Carter reported to the County Commission Aug. 27 that a $1,087,000 Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant will be available in July, covering half of the new route’s price tag for a three-year period. After the FDOT grant expires, SCAT can discontinue the route if ridership is insufficient, with no FDOT penalty, Carter said Aug. 27. A county report said the Siesta trolley would not be operational until January 2016. SCAT officials were uncertain whether the prioritization of the Siesta Key route over University Parkway would shorten the published timeline. Attendees of Tuesday’s SKVA meeting were optimistic the new public transit service could help alleviate some parking problems on the Key and would be an invaluable tool to ferry spectators, in town for large events such as the 2017 World Rowing Championships, out to the Key. “We need to be ready for 2017,” said Lourdes Ramirez, a Siesta Key resident who attended Tuesday’s meeting. “This will be a huge event for Sarasota County, and we want to make sure we can get people out to the Village.” The next Siesta Key Village Association meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 1, at Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar, 5250 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key.

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they want the best education possible for the students,” Kennedy said. Kennedy has already received about 150 phone calls from families inquiring about the school. If approved, Sarasota Military Academy Prep will have the International Baccalaureate program and specialized classes, including equestrian, firearm safety, forensics, human medicine and martial arts. Kennedy will develop a curriculum that focuses on students’ academic weaknesses so they enter high school prepared. Students will wear polo shirts that will indicate their ranks. “Clearly defined parameters lead to improved academic performance,” Kennedy said. “You can concentrate on what you are learning and not be distracted.”

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Sarasota Military Academy Headmaster and co-founder Dan Kennedy made his vision of opening a military high school a reality in 2002. Now, he is trying to open Sarasota Military Academy Prep, a military-based middle school that would prepare students for SMA. “I came up with the concept in the late’90s, when I was principal of Sarasota High School — to have a middle school that would feed into the high school, so we can prepare students for the highschool experience, which would include ranks, marching, public speaking, etc.,” Kennedy said. Kennedy’s first order of business was finding a location for the proposed middle school, which would have approximately 450 students and would be roughly 45,000 square feet. Kennedy consulted Fred Starling, a builder who added the new addition to SMA this summer, who proposed a location on Bethel and Fruitville roads. Kennedy and a team of six Sarasota Military Academy staff then spent a month completing the extensive charter application, which they submitted to the Sarasota County School District at the end of July. Kennedy expects to hear from the Sarasota County School District in midSeptember. His team will have a month to make changes and resubmit the application. The Sarasota County School District will make a decision by December, and, if Sarasota Military Academy Prep is approved, it will open in August 2014. “The district takes it very seriously and does a very thorough job, because I know

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At the Downtown Improvement District meeting Tuesday morning, board member Mark Kauffman once again brought up the idea of restricting the amount of space restaurants could occupy downtown. Last time, his focus was limited to the State Street garage. This time, though, he wants to consider placing a restriction throughout the entirety of the DID. The goal, Kauffman said, is to prevent restaurants from overrunning downtown. He believes too many restaurants would be a deterrent for people interested in walking through downtown and shopping. “We don’t want to stop restaurants — obviously, restaurants are important,” Kauffman said. “There has to be a reasonable limit to them.” Other board members expressed their trepidation regarding such a restriction, and Kauffman agreed that a survey of property owners within the district should be conducted before any recommendations are made or action is taken. Kauffman said the idea to limit restaurant space was started in St. Armands Circle, where restaurants occupy 55% of retail space. Marty Rappaport, chairman of the St. Armands Business Improvement District, had expressed interest in teaming up with the DID and going to the City

Commission to suggest the restaurant restrictions, according to Kauffman. A contributing factor to the desire to limit restaurant space — and encourage other types of retail establishments to occupy available property instead — was to help create a shopping district to compete with The Mall at University Town Center, which is scheduled to open in October 2014. “The feeling in St. Armands Circle, and from a lot of merchants downtown, is the salvation of downtown once the mall opens up is more shops,” Kauffman said. DID Chairman Ernest Ritz suggested that restaurants were an area of strength for downtown when competing with the mall. He pointed to Westfield Southgate Mall, which has recently taken a different approach to attract customers. “They’re losing their major tenants, so the first thing they thought of doing was to put in restaurants and bars and make an entertainment center,” Ritz said. “That’s one of the things downtown has that I think a mall doesn’t have.” Downtown Economic Development Coordinator Norman Gollub said he will be reviewing and recommending an optimal mix for the city’s major business districts, including downtown and St. Armands Circle. The study should be completed in April, Gollub said.

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True story: A prominent commercial real estate broker told us this week he is representing a successful, nationally known retailer who wants to open a store in Sarasota. The broker said he tried to steer the company to Main Street, near Main and Lemon. The retailer said: Absolutely not. The company wants St. Armands Circle. Why not Main Street? Because of the homeless and lack of foot traffic. Add it all up: The homeless negatively affect foot traffic. The homeless negatively affect downtown Sarasota’s economic vitality and competitiveness. The homeless negatively affect downtown property values. The homeless negatively affect the city of Sarasota’s tax revenues. It goes on: The city of Sarasota has revenue problems, in part because one of its economic engines — downtown — has been stagnant. Sure, new hotels are in the planning stages, but new mid-price housing for young professionals is virtually non-existent and new downtown jobs are growing at a trickle. To be sure, that one retailer who rejected downtown because of the homeless is not the first. It’s a nagging issue. So let’s throw $1 million of taxpayer money to come up with a plan to control it — $500,000 from city taxpayers and $500,000 from all county taxpayers. (Have you ever tried getting $1 million from the city and county? Good luck.) Something is not right here. Consider the following scenario: Take the owner of a popular downtown bar or restaurant that draws large numbers of patrons with good food, good drinks and good live music. His restaurant generates sales for the business and sales-tax revenues that flow into city (county and state) coffers. And presumably, the value of his property increases, in part because of his success, which means he pays higher property taxes, which also flow into city coffers. Then, someone complains. The noise is too loud, and the crowds are too big. What does the city do? It imposes restrictions and regulations to change (and punish) people’s behavior. The consequence? The cost of satisfying new regulations raises the cost of doing business. The owner passes on the costs to consumers. And like all smart consumers, when costs rise, they go elsewhere. The restaurant owner’s sales decline; tax collections decline; the value of the owner’s business and property decline; and downtown economic vitality decline. Everyone loses. The cycle spreads. What makes it right for taxpayers to fund resolving a problem that is created by such organizations as the Salvation Army and any of the other downtown not-for-profits that feed and shelter the homeless? Taxpayers don’t pay for the restaurant owner to quit making noise; the restaurant owner and his customers do. Take it a step further. Who pays if a bar patron drives home drunk and injures someone? The bar owner is liable as well. It may sound blasphemous and unhumanitarian to place blame on the not-forprofits doing good deeds. But why are they any different than the merchant on Main Street? Should the non-profits not pay for

EXCERPT: ‘ABDICATION OF LEADERSHIP’ How have we arrived at a point where the West, and even the Anglosphere, is not only divided, but we also have only the choice between greater and lesser evils? The ultimate responsibility must lie with the person to whom the Free World looks for leadership: the president of the United States. It is because Barack Obama has abdicated that responsibility, refusing to make a clear distinction in his policy between liberty and tyranny, that the world is now in such an ominous predicament. Other members of the administration must share the blame. Is it any surprise that Joe Biden, John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, Susan Rice and Samantha Power inspire little confidence that they have learned the right lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan? President Obama has “led from behind,” which is as much as to say that he has not led at all. This abdication of leadership is apparent in the president’s naïve mishandling of the disintegration of the old order in the Middle East, in his failure to anticipate or respond adequately to the wave of Islamist extremism that has imperiled Western interests in the region, and above all in his arrogant treatment of America’s closest ally, Israel. It is easy for President Obama to call

on Israel to take risks for peace with the Palestinians. As Mr. Cameron has learned the hard way, his own colleagues are not prepared to risk British lives to bring peace to Syria. Nor has President Obama shown much inclination to risk American lives for Syria. Israel, in constant danger of attack from Syria, is our best source of intelligence about what is happening there. Yet both Mr. Obama and Mr. Cameron are eager that Israeli lives should be risked: not for peace, but to appease the intransigence of the Islamic world. The British are proud of their parliament, which served as a model for so many others in the days when it stood for freedom, democracy and the rule of law. The eyes of the world were once again on Westminster, but what they beheld was an unedifying spectacle: a prime minister who failed to lead and a nation disinclined to follow its own best traditions. When Chamberlain resigned after the Norway debate in May 1940, there was a Churchill to replace him. If only we had a lionhearted leader waiting in the wings today. DanielJohnson, Editor, Standpoint magazine, London, Wall Street Journal, Aug. 31

WHY WE SHOULD BOMB SYRIA We do have a unique window of opportunity to accomplish a strategic objective that poses a direct threat to us. Syria has a serious amount of chemical weapons that cause U.S. and Allies much concern, especially seeing Iran’s Hezbollah terrorist group is backing Assad. We NEVER want Hezbollah to ever get its hands on any of these weapons! We have the perfect reason to destroy Syria’s chemical weapon stockpiles before Hezbollah uses them in our airports, sports venues, etc. We could use Tomahawk missiles

contributing to the negative economic effects of their clientele on the economic health of downtown? It’s similar to pollution. If a manufacturer’s sludge flows down a stream into a neighbor’s pond, the manufacturer would be required to pay the neighbor for the damage or stop the pollution. As the city and county spend taxpayers’ $1 million, trying to find better choices for managing the city’s homeless, those organizations serving the homeless might also examine how they contribute to the economic detriment of one of the city’s most important economic drivers — Main Street.

THE CASTAWAY by Jorge Blanco

and other “stand-off” weapons so we do not lose pilots or Special Forces Direct Action Teams. That also would send a signal to Iran and others that when we draw a line in the sand that we mean business. My experience with Middle Easterners is they only respect brute strength. They have no respect for a country trying to be diplomatic or politically correct. P.S. Make no mistake, the retaliation will come. — Retired Marine Col. John Saputo Veteran of Iraq War

A thriving, growing Main Street would generate more wealth and resources than would a stagnant, declining Main Street. It’s in the non-profits’ interest to see Main Street thrive. The Salvation Army and others will say they need to be convenient to their clientele. But Sarasotans have also seen the homeless are like everyone else in at least one respect: They respond to incentives. If you provide free food and shelter, they’ll find it. The issue is humanitarian and economic. Address the economics — i.e. a thriving Main Street — and you’ll have the resources to address the humanitarian.


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Why? My younger brother is going back to war, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. But I’m pretty sure I know how the rest of the country feels. Three weeks ago, three U.S. soldiers were killed by hostile fire in Afghanistan. I challenge you to find their story in any national media website. If you do, it likely won’t be more than a few sentences. Another sour note in a war by which most Americans are hardly affected and have already tuned out. But I feel something different. I check the casualty reports every morning. This war is real to me. It’s my younger brother going over there, for God’s sake. Won’t somebody pay attention? Doesn’t anybody care? I bought a “Red Friday” shirt a few weeks ago. It’s a trend, probably not widespread, to wear a red shirt every Friday to honor the men and women still deployed. The usual question I get when I wear the shirt is, “What’s that for?” When I explain, the response is typically, “Oh.” I also bought a yellow ribbon pendant to wear on my lapel, I changed my Facebook profile picture to one of my brother and me hugging after he got back from his first deployment to Afghanistan. I wear a wristband that says “support our troops.” I put an American

We call them heroes. Some old veterans might give them a hat and a few candy bars when they step off the plane. But as a country, we have figured out that it’s easier to call someone a hero on their return than to have the courage to do the right thing and pay attention to the harder, uglier part of the story — to actually care about the war. I had a conversation with an old friend the other night. She told me she respected why I, as a veteran, became a journalist, and she understood my reasons for wanting to write a book about the wars. But she also told me something I didn’t want to hear: “People don’t care. You won’t change anything.” She may be right. In fact, I’m pretty sure she is. I’m fighting against reality TV, multibillion-dollar political machines fighting for airtime and a national attention span the length of a commercial break. But I don’t care. He’s my brother, damn it, and I’m proud and scared about him going back to war. Until he comes home, I’ll continue to scream and shout as loud as my voice will carry, and maybe, just maybe, someone will ask why. Nolan Peterson, news editor for the Sarasota Observer and Pelican Press, is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He was an Air Force special operations pilot with more than 250 hours of combat flight time. He is a Sarasota native.

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GARAGE / FROM PAGE 1A tive of the market, but said the parking division will monitor how the public is responding. “We’re trying to provide some element of free and present a fair stratification of rates,” Lyons said. “We’ll have to watch it. We’ll have to look at it closely.” He said the paid system could be in place within 30 to 45 days, and said more solid information about the implementation should be available within the next two weeks. At Tuesday’s commission meeting, Commissioner Paul Caragiulo and Mayor Shannon Snyder were the dissenting votes. Caragiulo said he was concerned about approving the measure without first hearing from the city’s Parking Advisory Committee. Deputy City Manager Marlon Brown said an earlier presentation indicated the Parking Advisory

Committee was in favor of reinstituting street parking meters, rather than charging to park in the garage. Snyder suggested privatizing the city’s garages would be a better way to make up for the parking department’s deficit. “We don’t have a parking problem,” Snyder said. “We have an over-management problem.” Still, the prevailing attitude among commissioners was that they didn’t want to charge for parking on the streets, and that they needed to recoup parking expenses. “We need to cut this subsidy,” Commissioner Suzanne Atwell said. “We don’t want to put it in the street; I think we need to start in the garage.” Commissioner Susan Chapman added she felt that businesses should be approached to contribute financially to adjacent parking garages, an idea she also pitched after the city declined to renew its lease of a parking lot in Burns

Square. Lyons said that approach has been discussed, but has failed to find much support. In addition to the paid parking at the Palm Avenue garage, the commission approved an employee parking-permit program. Employees can pay $10 per month to park all day at city lots or garages while at work. Lyons said this program would help open up street parking throughout the day. Before the meeting, Lyons stressed he wasn’t trying to force paid parking onto the city. He said if the commission supported the measure, he hoped people would understand that the department had to find some way of moving closer to sustainability. “I know many people have just the darkest thoughts of the parking community, but, in reality, it is a service,” Lyons said. “We have to change the culture in the community and the outlook on what parking management needs.”

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Signal Callers Booker, Sarasota and The Out-of-Door Academy all have new faces under center this season.

SARASOTA — It’s the position on the field that garners the most attention. The one position where notable achievements are glorified and mistakes are magnified. To be a high school quarterback is no easy task.

You have to be a leader. You have to be mentally tough and be physically sound. And, most importantly, you have to willing to push aside your own individual notoriety for the betterment of the team. This season, a senior, a junior and a fresh-

man are all learning how to handle the expectations that come when the lights go on, because Booker, Sarasota and The Outof-Door Academy all have new faces under center this season.

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ODA swimmers Joie Eckhard and Joseph Plechy both sent new school records in the 100-yard butterfly Aug. 27.

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Jeremiah Henderson was told he couldn’t play quarterback. Sure, he had the arm strength, but in the eyes of his former coaches, the 6-foot-4 Henderson was better suited for the defensive line. Henderson, who began playing quarterback when he was 6 years old, initially didn’t think much about the transition. “I just wanted to be on the field,” Henderson says. “I was athletic enough that I could play the position.” But, as the season progressed, the former Riverview High defensive lineman started having second thoughts. Henderson transferred last winter to Booker High and immediately decided to go out for the football team — this time as a quarterback. “I felt like I wasn’t getting a real opportunity (before),” Henderson says. “Coach Johnnie (Jones) made it feel like home for me. “It means a lot to be the starting quarterback at Booker,” Henderson says. “There’s a lot on my shoulders to become a leader. My teammates look up to me, and now I’ve got the opportunity to show what I can do.” Henderson took his first varsity snaps in the Tornadoes’ spring game versus Palmetto. But, it wasn’t until Friday night that Henderson saw his first regular season varsity action in the Tornadoes’ 4918 loss to Sarasota. It wasn’t the debut performance for which had Henderson had hoped. Now, he must regroup as he prepares to face his former team Friday night. “Riverview didn’t think I could play quarterback,” Henderson says. “I want to show everyone that I am a quarterback.”

Four years ago, Nate Strawderman knew little about playing quarterback. The former East Manatee Bulldog signal caller simply went out and tossed the ball around with his teammates. It wasn’t until two years ago that he finally learned how to read defenses and use his talents. Now The Out-of-Door Academy freshman is taking on a new task — one that has given the words “learning curve” a whole new meaning. Strawderman was named ODA’s starting quarterback last month, replacing former quarterback Evan Wilson who walked on to the University of South Florida. “It’s an honor,” Strawderman says. “It’s a big responsibility. It’s fun. There are not a lot of people who get to experience being a freshman and starting.” Strawderman made his first varsity start in the Thunder’s spring game versus Northside Christian, and, since then, he’s only continued to develop. But Strawderman will be the first one to tell you that replacing a quarterback who threw for more than 6,300 yards and 52 touchdowns in his career is no easy task. “It’s big shoes to fill,” Strawderman says. “But you have to set goals for yourself — I have high goals for myself.” Strawderman and the Thunder opened their season with a 38-9 loss to Bradenton Christian in Strawderman’s first regular season varsity game. It was by no means the outcome Strawderman had hoped for, but with a team made up primarily of underclassmen, Strawderman is using every game as an opportunity to learn. “There are so many things to learn, but I love to learn,” he says. “Right now, I’m just trying to focus on going out and doing my thing and playing the game that I love.”

Caulin McNeal knew his time would come. After spending his childhood yearning to be the quarterback, McNeal finally got the opportunity last season as a backup to former quarterback Hunter DeWitt. Over the course of the season, under the guidance of DeWitt, McNeal learned the importance of preparation and how to be a leader. Now, after spending a year as a backup quarterback, the Sarasota High senior is adjusting to his role as the Sailors’ new signal caller. And, so far, McNeal has Sarasota headed in the right direction. After winning the team’s Kickoff Classic 37-7, McNeal threw two touchdowns in the Sailors’ 49-18 victory over Booker Aug. 30. “I like being in control and the leader of the team,” McNeal says. “The quarterback is always the position everyone wants to be on the field, and I’m lucky enough to actually be it.” It might have only been the first game of the season, but McNeal has the Sailors one win closer to their goal of finishing the season with a winning record for the first time in seven years and ultimately reaching the postseason for the first time since 2004. “I like it,” McNeal says of the pressure. “It gives you something to work toward. Expectations are high, but I tend to play better when I have to be someone. I may not be the biggest or the fastest quarterback, but I can see the game.” Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@your observer.com.


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La Bellasara condominium sells for $2.35 million.

St. Boniface preschoolers start a new year.

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Editor

Experienced shooter Jennifer LeBlanc helps beginner Michelle Carpenter with target practice.

The Well Armed Woman teaches women to defend themselves and their families by taking aim and firing.

Photos by Yaryna Klimchak

Above, left: Mona Catuzzo listens to instructor Michael Magowan talk about protecting the home. He reminds the women to always keep bedroom doors locked at night. Above, right: Kathy Varela concentrates on her target.

Things to know if interested What do I wear? Close-toed shoes and a T-shirt that is not low-cut. The empty shell rounds are hot after shooting, and women want to avoid getting hit with them. Do you need your own ammo, gun, ear or eye protection? No. You can rent these at Take Aim Gun Range if you do not have your own. Left: Michael Magowan is an NRA-certified instructor. He also started Veritas Training Academy with his partner, Jesse Young, to teach women how to shoot. “Women seem to have more of a fear at first. They hang on to every word you say,” Magowan says. “Women make better students. They pay attention; they do what you tell them. They also have better concentration levels and make better shots.”

paper target hangs 21 feet in the distance as Michelle Carpenter grips her handgun, takes aim and shoots. This is only her second visit to the shooting range, and she hits the bull’s-eye. The bang is deafening, and the shells come flying out, but she has ear protection to shield her ears from the noise and shooting glasses to protect her eyes. Carpenter is a member of the Well Armed Woman, a national group that teaches women proper shooting technique, gun safety and home defense. Its members are as diverse as the guns they choose to shoot at Take Aim Gun Range, the host range for the Sarasota chapter. Mothers, grandmothers, students, beginners and experienced shooters meet to learn a new topic each month. The local chapter started in June and already has 20 members. NRA-certified instructor Michael Magowan leads women through an hour-long meeting during which they ask questions and learn about the topic of the month. In August, Magowan, who also started Veritas Training Academy, a shooting class for women, discussed how to protect homes from intruders. Afterward, the women shot targets on the range for about one-and-a-half hours to gain better shooting accuracy. “I am here to train women to defeat evil, should they try to do bad things to them. That’s it,” Magowan says. The Well Armed Woman is about empowering women through gun safety and education. Co-leader of the Sarasota chapter, Heather Bucarion, says that women feel more comfortable training with other women. She says it also helps to have another woman’s input on holsters and handgun preference because women are built differently than men. “It’s camaraderie,” she says. “You are not intimidated by another man. Even though one of the instructors is a man, he actually prefers to train women because they listen more and they have a better reaction time. And, it’s just a lot of fun. You feel more relaxed.” The local chapter of The Well Armed Woman meets the first Saturday of every month at Take Aim Gun Range. Handguns are available for rent, and shooters can purchase ammunition at the range. Membership is $12 for the year and $15 per lane rental. For information, visit The Well Armed Woman Sarasota, Florida Shooting Chapter’s Facebook page or email TWAWSarasota@gmail.com. “It’s not just about defending themselves physically, but it is also a good mindset that they are strong enough to defend themselves and their families,” Bucarion says. YourObserver.com // See a video of women hitting targets


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Come pay respect to those we lost and to honor those still fighting for our country on the 12th anniversary of 9/11.

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Saturday, Sept. 7 Memorial Stair Climb — takes place at 9 a.m. at Plymouth Harbor, 700 John Ringling Blvd. Firefighters will climb the stairs in their fire gear to commemorate those who gave their lives on 9/11. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and is $25. Proceeds will benefit the Terry Farrell Firefighter Fund. For information, visit suncoastfools.com.

Dr. Cohen joins Intercoastal Medical Group, a patient-focused health care provider comprised of more than 65 board certified physicians in multiple specialties.

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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

Blue Mass — takes place at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1301 Center Road, Venice. The Mass will honor first responders who died on 9/11. For information, visit ollvenice.org or call 497-2931.

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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

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By Adam Hughes | Research Editor

Condominium in La Bellasara sells for $2,347,900

Editor’s Note: The Sarasota County Property Appraiser website didn’t list pool information for the residential transactions for this week. The following residential real-estate transactions took place between Aug. 19 and Aug. 23. A condominium in La Bellasara tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. David Barger, of New York, sold his Unit 704 condominium at 464 Golden Gate Point to George and Judith Hofmann, of Sarasota, for $2,347,900. Built in 2006, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 3,290 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $2.69 million in 2006.

ings Circle to Jill Williams, of Rochester, Minn., for $280,000. Built in 1983, it has three bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath and 2,008 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $139,000 in 1992.

Gulf Gate Woods

Katherine Pilgrim, of Apollo Beach, sold her home at 7461 Mariana Drive to Julianna Poznan, of Fairfield, Conn., for $272,000. Built in 1979, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,827 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $135,000 in 1989.

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SARASOTA Harbor Acres

David Brittain, of Sarasota, sold his home at 1449 Hillview Drive to Robert and Betty Pelc, of Sarasota, for $1.6 million. Built in 1952, it has four bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath and 3,533 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $735,000 in 1990.

Sarasota Bay Club

Sarasota Bay Club LLC sold the Unit 1010 condominium at 1301 Tamiami Trail to Thomas and Lynn Skonicki, of Sarasota, for $560,000. Built in 2000, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,546 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $540,000 in 2001.

June’s

Andre and Lisa Rainwater sold their home at 655 41st St. to Scot Banner, of Sarasota, for $475,000. Built in 1962, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 1,335 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $335,000 in 2011. The property also has a no-bedroom, one-bath and 368 square feet of living area structure built in 1962.

Yaryna Klimchak

Unit 704 at 464 Golden Gate Point has three bedrooms, three baths and 3,290 square feet of living area. It sold for $2,347,900.

Schooner Bay

William and Mary Sherry, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 6782 condominium at 6782 Schooner Bay Circle to Dale and Cathy Allen, of Sarasota, for $425,000. Built in 1987, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,738 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $135,900 in 1987.

Vamo

Ronald and Patsy Merriman, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1711 Vamo Drive to Patricia Kuehn, of Sarasota, for $358,000. Built in 1924, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,418 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $250,000 in 1999.

Essex House

C. Ted French and Terry O’Halloran,

trustees, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 507 condominium at 707 S. Gulfstream Ave. to Paul and Joanne Ritacco, of Chautauqua, N.Y., for $325,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,247 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $124,900 in 1991.

Shadow Lakes Maurice and Laurianne Biron sold their home at 3319 Savage Road to Donald and Valerie Smith, of Sarasota, for $302,000. Built in 1970, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,874 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $155,000 in 2001.

Landings Treehouse Merle Bigelow, trustee, of Lake, Ill., sold the Unit 72 condominium at 1444 Land-

Federal National Mortgage Association sold the Unit 205 condominium at 1921 Monte Carlo Drive to Leon Jaklic, of Sarasota, for $257,900. Built in 2006, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,720 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $330,800 in 2012.

Gulf Gate Woods

James Scott, of Sarasota, sold his home at 2520 Cardwell Way to Leslie Gray, of Sarasota, for $257,500. Built in 1978, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,698 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $133,000 in 2012.

South Gate

Susann Guglielmini, of Sarasota, sold her home at 2904 Homasassa Road to Equity Trust Co. for $235,000. Built in 1964, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,386 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $180,000 in 2012.

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Brian Colleran, trustee, of Cuyahoga, Ohio, sold the home at 3910 Solymar Drive to Guido Stein, of Hamburg, Ger-

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888 Blvd Of The Arts # 1603 #A3983573 $619,000 Joan Boltax

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-350-6390

6140 Midnight Pass Rd # 105 #A3972757 $529,000 Felix Power

Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-586-8958

5195 Cote Du Rhone Way #A3979459 $519,000 Drew Russell

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-993-3739

1740 S Orange Ave #A3982688 $499,000 Pamela Charron

Siesta Key 941-951-6660 941-376-1717

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-993-3388

988 Blvd Of The Arts # 311 #A3982360 $475,000 Donald Geikie

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-356-8457

FAMILIAR FACES. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. Showcase your property to over 6,500 affiliate branches in 52 countries. 5039 Timber Chase Way #A3983360 $469,000 Stephanie Bugatti

2116 Casey Key Rd #A3974339 $4,800,000 Deborah Beacham

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-504-0978

7777 Calle Facil #A3972455 $459,000 Kristina Talkie & Judy Arreola

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-266-8658

CASEY KEY 941-383-7591 941-376-2688

8767 Midnight Pass Rd # 105F #A3973635 $425,000 Marlene & George Marshall

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-539-8850

801 Coral Bean Cv #N5781391 $399,000 Robert Goldman & Beverly Weltzien

Venice 941-485-5421 941-400-2756

8280 Harborside Cir #A3983234 $399,000 Robbbi Karas

Englewood 941-951-6660 941-993-5088

1683 Sunrise Lane #A3980994 $387,500 Linda Dickinson & Kelly Quigley

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-350-3304

5912 Midnight Pass Rd # 305 #A3969736 $385,000 Rudy Dudon

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-234-3991

2112 Oyster Creek Dr #D5794111 $325,000 Marci Storey/Debi Benson

Englewood 941-473-7750 941-380-0153

1721 Old Summerwood Blvd #A3978016 $315,000 Christine Del Monte

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-266-6733

4846 Wilde Pointe Dr #A3980070 $299,000 Sara Ann Leicht

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Applicant

Amount

755 S. Palm Ave. 1630 Flower Drive 1958 Hyde Park St. 1741 S. Oval Drive 2326 Gull Lane 226 Golden Gate Point 609 Norsota Way 2715 S. East Ave. 1839 Alta Vista St. 2730 Wood St.

Remodel Pool/Spa Alterations Remodel Pool Deck Alterations Re-roof Addition Re-roof Re-roof

Robert Chelseth Jacques Esclangon Ethan Weisman Dennis Jesse Robert Davis Tim Capadalis Florence Innes, trustee Jeffrey Gordon Stephen Eddy Hazel Stammen, trustee

$85,000 $58,290 $55,900 $47,000 $34,995 $31,328 $21,521 $18,000 $15,292 $11,300

SARASOTA COUNTY Address

Permit

Applicant

1400 Cove II Place 5770 Midnight Pass Road 6425 Hollywood Blvd. 712 N. Casey Key Road 6322 Hollywood Blvd. 3196 Casey Key Road 77 Island Circle 315 Woods Point Road 299 Woods Point Road 1427 Pine Bay Drive

Alterations Alterations Addition Re-roof Pool/Spa Repairs/Remodel Pool/Spa Re-roof Re-roof Pool/Spa

Ronald Bernacchi George Finlay Paul Couzelis Henry Duques David Balot Gregory Hunter Rita D’Angelo, trustee Mary Perry, trustee Cynthia Mac Leod, trustee Robert Crisci

Amount $142,474 $100,000 $98,653 $96,000 $60,000 $50,000 $43,938 $43,044 $41,145 $39,000

7321 Midnight Pass Rd #A3979170 $6,950,000 Michael Hays

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-376-1826

Source: Sarasota County; city of Sarasota

John Summers and Ruth Bennear, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 112 condominium at 5400 Ocean Blvd. to Lee Valenta, of Edina, Minn., for $820,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,187 square feet of living area. It previously

Venice 941-473-7750 941-468-3741

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1000 Gardens Edge Dr # 1011 #D5793338 $172,900 Maryann Casey

Punta Gorda 941-505-5555 941-916-0798

742 Edgemere Ln #A3982959 $5,000 Lisa Gullick

411 N. Casey Key Rd #A3933597 $14,950,000 Nancy Moore & Terri Healey

3520 Brookline Dr #A3978818 $274,500 Brian Loebker

3747 Schwalbe Dr #A3981838 $145,000 Peggy Wellman

Siesta Key 941-552-4200 941-321-6973

5816 Aaron Ct #A3982394 $2,200 Lisa Shope

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-356-9642

129 Main St #A3974692 $1,799,000 Nicole Dovgopolyi

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-356-5849

1624 Casey Key Rd #A3972661 $1,750,000 Denise Mattmuller & Linda Driggs

Casey Key 941-951-6660 941-232-8055

8015 Midnight Pass Rd #A3983558 $1,495,500 Sandy and Jerry Strom

Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-650-8297

1530 Hansen St #A3977046 $1,299,000 Harvey & Ethel Lovelace

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-586-7390

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

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-928-3441

1999 Bel Air Star Pkwy #A3979987 $1,199,000 Lee Byron and Sue Keal

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-350-5542

7792 Holiday Dr N #A3981288 $1,125,000 Marcia Salkin

Sarasota 941-383-7591 941-376-6121

5290 Avenida Navarra #A3978830 $950,000 Mark McCann

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

7112 Pine Needle Rd #A3982034 $895,000 Alison Elizalde

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-928-9217

1910 Webber St #A3982005 $886,900 Jennifer Pecora

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-780-1925

Ocean View

Eugene and Denise Bittner, of Sarasota, sold their home at 8201 Midnight Pass Road to Susan Sinclair, of Ontario, Canada, for $650,000. Built in 1981, it has three bedrooms, three baths, and 3,364 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.8 million in 2005.

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Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-735-4393

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-374-0811

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3333 Sunset Key Cir # 404 #C7046417 $299,000 Jennifer Calenda

401 S Palm Ave # 301 #A3983343 $1,998,000 Lenore Treiman

4410 Warren Ave # 109 #C7043173 $189,000 Genevieve Ramachandran

5167 Cedar Hammock Ln #A3983592 $130,000 James Styers

Port Charlotte 941-639-0000 941-639-0000

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-356-4135

Sarasota 941-552-4200 941-320-8022

13163 League Ave #N5781390 Robin Sullivan

Port Charlotte $1,500 941-485-5421

Casey Key 941-966-8000 941-374-2200

Mid Longboat 383.5502 • South Longboat 383.7591 • St. Armands 388.4447 • Main Street 951.6660 Palmer Ranch 966.8000 • Siesta Key 349.3444 • Venice 485.5421 • Englewood 473.7750

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many, for $1.65 million. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 4,183 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $2.3 million in 2011.

7808 Sanderling Rd #A3971804 $2,995,000 Stephanie Church


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Jamaica Royale

DJS Florida Holdings LLC sold the Unit 43 condominium at 5830 Midnight Pass Road to Kimberly Tower, of Danville, Calif., for $600,000. Built in 1967, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,194 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.15 million in 2005.

Tivoli by the Sea

Donald and Sheryl Mark, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 502 condominium at 625 Beach Road to Mary Paas, of Ontario, Canada, for $585,000. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,144 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $430,000 in 2009.

Sarasota Surf & Racquet Club

Joanne Jeffers, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 404 condominium at 5920 Midnight Pass Road to Jason Manekas, of Winchester, Mass., for $550,000. Built in 1971, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,352 square feet of living area.

Siesta Isles

Gregory Bacon, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the home at 5206 Cape Leyte Drive to Mathew Dilip and Cynthia Adams, of Sarasota, for $385,000. Built in 1959, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,509 square feet of living area.

Boca Siesta

Harriet Weiss and Sylvia Weiss sold their Unit 204 condominium at 5911 Midnight Pass Road to Alfred and Donna Baratta, of Sarasota, for $325,000. Built in 1984, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,447 square feet of living area.

James and Nancy Kilch, of Marietta, Ga., sold their Unit T-4 condominium at 1357 Moonmist Drive to Jacob Vitas and Cheryl Wolfe, of Austin, Texas, for $289,000. Built in 1968, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,481 square feet of living area.

White Sands Village

Arthur Athans and Barbara Athans, trustees, of San Diego, sold their Unit 603 condominium at 5627 Midnight Pass Road to David and Sally Vanella, of Greensburg, Pa., for $275,000. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,012 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $305,000 in 2008.

PALMER RANCH Deer Creek

Ronnie Kahn sold the home at 4709 White Tail Lane to Donald Rataj and Diane Rataj, of Sarasota, for $520,000. Built in 1990, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,922 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $411,000 in 2008.

Isles of Sarasota

Christopher and Carol Pelletier, of Sarasota, sold their home at 5770 Benevento Drive to Michael and Stephanie Holland, of Sarasota, for $372,500. Built in 2007, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,008 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $431,500 in 2007. Patrick and Marilyn Moran, of Bradenton, sold their home at 6014 Benevento Drive to Marianne Zentz, of Sarasota, for $260,000. Built in 2008, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,693 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $250,000 in 2012. Michael and Beth Hang, of North Canton, Ohio, sold their home at 5927 Guarino

Drive to Elizabeth Steiner, of Sarasota, for $257,500. Built in 2011, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,549 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $230,000 in 2011.

of Sarasota, for $315,000. Built in 1989, it has three bedrooms, four baths and 2,852 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $304,500 in 1989.

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Thomas and Gari Baker, of Sarasota, sold their home at 8904 Whitemarsh Ave. to Kwok Wah Tsui and Celia Lau, of Sarasota, for $371,000. Built in 1996, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,002 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $500,000 in 2006. Albert Damalak, of Sarasota, sold his home at 8792 Pebble Creek Lane to Morton Glickman and Marcella Halpert, of Guilford, Conn., for $335,000. Built in 1997, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 2,303 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $239,700 in 1997.

Palisades at Palmer Ranch Wilma Emich, of Neustadt-Hamback, Germany, sold her Unit 9 condominium at 7180 Rue de Palisades to Robert and Barbara Knickerbocker, of Sarasota, for $328,000. Built in 1999, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,060 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $315,000 in June.

Turtle Rock

William Leyden and Carol Leyden, trustees, of Wellington, sold the home at 8526 Park Shore Lane to Song Bao Thi Pham, of Sarasota, for $315,000. Built in 1995, it has three bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath and 2,377 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $312,000 in 2004.

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CROSCILL BEDDING: two twin comforters, shams, bed skirts. Like new. Asking $50. 941-918-9080. DOG CARRIER: 21�hx21�wx24�d, used very little, $20. Jewelry armoire, excellent cond., must see, $50. 941-350-5644. EASY CHAIRS: (2). Comfortable, yellow, $25 each. 941-924-5093. FLUIDITY BALLET bar for sale. Ball, bands, 4 DVD's, $125. Call 941-355-5522. MATTRESS SET. New Queen Pillow Top for $150. Won't last! Call or text, (941)387-4810. ORCHID/PLANT STAND: wood, 63�, on wheels, holds 13 pots. Great for patio. $45. 941-923-4872. QUEEN BED with box spring and headboard, off white, $50. 941-923-3386. RECLINER: WELLMADE. Not huge, comfy, green cloth, $35. Nokomis, 941-488-1853. SHEET MUSIC: piano and voice, 25/pieces, $25. Musical books: composers/conductors, 10/books, $30. (941)358-8511, (941)730-1776, (941)730-8252 SLOT MACHINE: Asian (Heiwa), full size, needs repair. $50.00 obo. 941-266-9571. TELEVISION: SONY 41� with console. $30. Area Rug, 8x12, shades of green. $25. 941-388-5094

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Garage/Moving/Estate Sales ESTATE AUCTION ART & ANTIQUES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH @ 1PM Inspection Sunday Day of Sale 11am-1pm The sale will be held at our Auction Gallery located on the Southwest corner of 301N & University Parkway. Quality Estate Auction Featuring: Victorian, Country, and Custom Furniture, Jewelry, Paintings & Sculptures, Pottery, Oriental Rugs, Asian Decor, lots more! 13% Buyer’s Premium 3% Discount for Cash or Check Elliott Bernstein Auctions AUG3504 - AB2545 Gallery Phone: 941-351-3002 Photos & more: www.auctionzip.com Auctioneer ID#8290 ESTATE SALE Friday, September 6 - 8:45a.m.-2p.m Saturday, September 7 - 8:45a.m.-12noon 328 South Shore Dr. Off Bayshore in Ringling Museum area. Beautiful Florida furnishings: Round table & chairs with Lazy Susan, sofa & matching chair, 2 other sofas, buffet, Êtagère, sofa & coffee tables, accessories, living room chairs, mirrors, plants, 2 small armoires, split cane chairs & bar chairs with round table, Spanish cabinet, area rugs, king bed set, twin bed set, lamps, pictures, wall unit, extra sofa, pair of chairs, smoker, turkey fryer, refrigerator, queen bed with Spanish scroll work, 3 full desk sets with files, books & garage items. Sale by Julie McClure Pix: appraisals4u.biz & estatesales.net

ESTATE SALE Saturday, September 7 - 8:45a.m.–3:00p.m. 757 Siesta Key Cir. – Siesta Key Off Midnight Pass Rd.

2005 CADILLAC SEVILLE 4-Door Sedan, cream puff, 14,911 miles. Midnight Blue Metallic, Light Neutral leather interior, garaged, LBK, $11500. FAX #941-383-8865. OVER 30 VEHICLES IN STOCK $10K OR UNDER 2007 Dodge Nitro SXT, 27K/mi., $11,988 2005 Ford AWD Freestyle LTD, $7988 2002 Honda Accord Coupe, $5988 2008 Nissan Sentra, 54K/mi., $9988 2005 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer, 47K/mi., perfect $7988. 2006 Buick Terraza CXL, 7 passenger van, leather, loaded. $8988 2005 Toyota Solara Convert., nice! $11,488 2010 Nissan Versa, 54K/mi., $9988 2005 Dodge Caravan, loaded, SXT, 71K/mi., $7988 1998 Lexus ES-300, like new, 89K/mi., $6988 Hawley Motors II 5741 Pinkney Ave. (1 block west of MacIntosh, off Clark) 941-312-5890

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

Boats ChitwoodCharters.com Cruise or Fish Hyatt Sarasota Docks 32’/53’ Yachts - 2hrs./2 months 941-383-5232

Eclectic Mix: oriental rugs, modern art, Corbino & Ben Stahl paintings, Jack Dowd painting of John Lennon, antique Chinese furniture, sectional sofa, rattan chairs with ottomans, 3 large mirrors, coffee, end & sofa tables; dining table with swan base, antique & modern lamps, patio sets, bar stools, computer systems, fireplace screen, stainless refrigerator, good china & glass, books, silk flowers & plants, wine cooler, linens, kitchenware & yard art. Sale by Julie McClure Pix: appraisals4u.biz & estatesales.net MOVING SALE Fri. 9/6 & Sat. 9/7; 9a.m.-3 p.m.; small refrigerator, records, cds, turntable, tools, antique wash stand, bikes, sports stuff, many Bucs Hats, Jersies (Sapp, Johnson), Toro mower, much more .... 2196 Gold Oak Ln. (Colonial Oaks).

Jewelry I BUY GOLD, SILVER AND ESTATE JEWELRY in any condition. I live locally and have a good reputation in the business community. I am happy to provide you with a free, no obligation appraisal of your items. If you would like to sell, I give 70% and possibly more depending on what you have. Mike, The Island Guy, 941-730-8803.

Lost & Found LOST MALTESE: 8/29 @ Constitution Ave. White, 8.5lbs, +15yrs old, legs weak, hearing & sight bad. Help get her home! 941-323-3798.

Merchandise Wanted 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. 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: nusmani2002@yahoo.com

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

Real Estate Wanted WANTED LUXURY ANNUAL RENTALS For Qualified Waiting Clients Contact - Sarasota Luxury Rentals 941-225-1356

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JAN PRO CLEANING FRANCHISE: $950 Down Required, Financing Available for growth, Includes customers. Earn up to $10,000 Month+. Call 941-907-8141.

Personalized attention with professional honest advice. 25 Years Experience - References available

Help Wanted 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 avanga42@aol.com

Vacation/Seasonal Rentals LANDLORD ALERT!! We have Tenant’s!!! Wanted: 1-3BR Homes/Condos, Furnished or Unfurnished. Siesta Key Realty Incorporated, 941-349-8900, www.siestakeyrealtyrentals.com

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HOUSEHOLD MANAGER/PRIVATE CHEF. Eight years of experience. Master's Degree. Intelligent, reliable, responsible and experienced. lmbinteriordesign.com for resume. Email lmbrei@gmail.com.

Condos/Apts. For Rent ALINARI CONDO, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, unfurnished, 12th floor pool view, no smoking, no pets, theatre, billiard room, garage, walk to shops and cultural venues in downtown Sarasota. Annual lease, $1550 per month. E-mail: rentalwtd@gmail.com or phone: 845-797-2261. 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

Homes For Sale INVESTOR SPECIAL: 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $32,900. Cash O/B/O. Bargain! 941-681-0373.

Real Estate Wanted NURSE LOOKING for rental. 1-2 BR from 10/1. Call Helmer at RE/MAX Platinum. (941) 592-8853.

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Provides home healthcare from as little as 4 hours to 24/7 care. For more info Phone: 941-809-3725 License #230506 & #30211577 CAREGIVER IS available for traveling, baths, meds. Possible live-in. Full time or part time. References. 941-545-5992. CUSTOMIZED INDIVIDUAL CARE. Offering nonmedical and medical care plans developed and designed to fit individuals needs. Includes homemaking, errands, doctor visits, transportation, meal prep. with special dietary needs, and medication supervision. To customize a plan for your loved one and for details, call 377-4465 or visit our mobile or online website at eldercaresarasota.com Lic. #30211372. Bonded and Insured.

Air Conditioning GULFSIDE A/C & Heating, LLC. SALES & SERVICE, FREE ESTIMATES! 10 MINUTE RESPONSE. Visa/MC/Disc. Lic. #CAC1816929 941-962-6863.

Auto Transport SHIP YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV anywhere in the United States. Great rates, fast quotes. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.

Carpentry CARPENTRY & REMODELING. Serving Sarasota since 1982. Exterior siding and wood rot repairs. Interior alterations, trim work and doors. Kitchen installations. Drywall repairs. Built-in cabinets and bookcases. CALL RON VOIT 941-228-7601

Cleaning BEST Home CLEANING in PALMER RANCH by GRACIE of PALMER RANCH. Affordable, Honest, Reliable. 941-312-1485.

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CARLO DATTILO PAINTING. Licensed & insured. Interior/ Exterior painting including drywall repair and retexturing. Wallpaper installation & removal, pressure washing. Residential & commercial, condos. Honest & reliable. Free estimates. 941-744-1020. 35+ years experience.

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Mortgage Amortization Table (Monthly payments per $1,000) % Rate

5-YEARS

10-YEARS

15-YEARS

20-YEARS

25-YEARS

30-YEARS

2.0

17.53

9.20

6.44

5.06

4.24

3.70

2.5

17.75

9.43

6.67

5.30

4.49

3.95

3.0

17.97

9.66

6.91

5.55

4.74

4.22

3.5

18.19

9.89

7.15

5.80

5.01

4.49

4.0

18.42

10.12

7.40

6.06

5.28

4.77

4.5

18.64

10.36

7.65

6.33

5.56

5.07

5.0

18.87

10.61

7.91

6.60

5.85

5.37

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