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Garage delays frustrate developer Pineapple Square developer John Simon believes delays at the State Street garage are not only a legal issue but could cause long-term damage downtown.

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+ Sotheby starts his training Premier Sotheby’s International Realty is sponsoring a Southeastern Guide Dog puppy named Sotheby. Sotheby will undergo training to work with the visually impaired, returning veterans or police and fire departments.

For more than four months, the city of Sarasota has been in the final stages of selecting a design for the State Street garage. Through it all, there have been mentions of an agreement with the developers of Pineapple Square that requires the garage

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to be completed by February 2015. But the city has displayed a relaxed attitude toward moving the process forward. “At some point, a decision has to be made; I didn’t think that had to be today,” City Attorney Robert Fournier said after a Sept.

16 meeting, at which the Sarasota City Commission requested a new series of designs. Pineapple Square developer John Simon takes exception to the city’s stance. He thinks meeting the deadline is crucial, not only from a legal standpoint, but

for maintaining a vibrant shopping district downtown. “They’re arguing about how to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic,” Simon said. “They don’t fully understand the import of

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+ Couple celebrates 65th anniversary Lou and Sue Allen are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary with the Sarasota Orchestra. This Saturday, the couple will spend their anniversary with family at the Sarasota Orchestra’s 65th anniversary concert, titled “Then and Now.” The two met on a blind date in college in 1946. Two years later, they were married. During World War II, Lou Allen served in the Air Corps and Infantry. This year he celebrated his 90th birthday.

+ Send us your announcements! The Observer is seeking submissions for its announcements section, Occasions. Please send all announcements of births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries to Jessica Luck, at jluck@yourobserver.com.

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Sarasota police officer David Dubendorf speaks with a homeless man near a series of railway encampments in the city of Sarasota.

Homeless problem hits ‘critical mass’ Opinions are divided on what is to blame for a perceived spike in the size and geographic reach of Sarasota County’s homeless population. Recent changes in the scale and geographic footprint of homelessness in Sarasota County indicate that the area’s homeless population has hit “critical mass.” “There is a steady flow of homeless into the area,” said Dr. Richard Marbut, an expert Sarasota County and the city of Sarasota hired to study the combined area’s homelessness problem

and propose a solution. “What’s changed is that now you’ve hit a critical mass and the problem is more in your face.” A study release last week by the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness reported that the county’s homeless population has increased by 40% since 2011. That data, along with a Sheriff’s Office report linking a series of Siesta Key burglaries to a small

band of homeless people recently arrested on the island, and other law-enforcement anecdotes about homeless camps popping up countywide, has raised questions about whether homelessness is spreading and from where the new arrivals are coming. Marbut argued that the area’s homeless population is not expanding in size or reach any faster than normal. He attributed the

anecdotal reports of new homeless camps around the county to the passing of a tipping point where overcrowding at existing encampments forces individuals into urban and residential areas, creating the perception of a spike in the homeless population’s size and geographic scope. “It’s like pouring water into a pitcher,” Marbut said. “Eventually you run out of room and water will spill out. That’s what you’re seeing now. There’s no

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Dubendorf said. “There’s a running joke that everyone ends up in Sarasota eventually.” Marbut said the migration of homeless into Sarasota County is nothing new and parallels a statewide trend. “The homeless don’t go to Wisconsin or Michigan in the wintertime,” Marbut said, explaining why Florida has seen a 20% increase in its homeless population in the last several years. Spitler said there were unconfirmed reports of Sarasota being touted as a highly desirable place to live on Internet forums that homeless individuals use to plan their next move. “The homeless use the Internet, too,” Spitler said. “They know they can panhandle with no consequences here, and word got out that this is better than any other place they’ve been.” “Other neighboring counties want them to come here,” Dubendorf said. “Sarasota is just such an enabling area. It’s so easy to be homeless here.” Marbut said government-run services were not to blame for the area’s allure. “Sarasota does not actually have a service-rich environment,” Marbut argued. “But Sarasota is off the charts on the enabling side. Not tying food and services to some program to graduate people from the streets is the most enabling thing you can do. ” Dubendorf echoed Marbut’s assessment. “We give free food with no expectation that they’ll do anything to earn it,” Dubendorf said. “They have no incentive to change.” Of course, Marbut added, the same traits that make Sarasota County an attractive destination for tourists also make it a popular destination for the transient homeless. “When you have palm trees and beaches, there will always be an inbound flow of homeless to the area,” Marbut said. “But if they know that they have to work here, they will just keep on moving.”

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more room in the encampments, and now the population is spreading — making it much more visible.” Marbut added that September’s heavy rainfall led to flooding at some of the larger encampments, displacing homeless groups normally confined to specific areas and potentially creating a false impression of spiking numbers and geographic shifts. “A lot of the encampments got flooded,” Marbut said. “You see people coming in to the city and other urban areas more because of the rain, and it makes them more visible.” Area law-enforcement personnel, however, reported that homeless camps are sprouting up countywide; an indication, they said, that the homeless population is definitely growing and not as confined to the city of Sarasota as it once was. “We’re constantly seeing a spread in the homeless population around the county,” said Sarasota Police Officer David Dubendorf, the department’s homeless liaison officer. “The problem is growing.” Bill Spitler, director of planning and research for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, said new homeless camps have been reported along Laurel Road, Bee Ridge Road, Fruitville Road and on Siesta Key. “They’re clearly not concentrated in downtown Sarasota anymore,” Spitler said. “We now have camps through Sarasota County — it’s a new trend.” Spitler said sufficient data do not exist to determine whether the perceived geographic spread of homelessness has resulted in an increase in homeless-connected crimes. Sarasota Sheriff Sgt. Scott Osbourne said that a series of burglaries this month along Beach Road on Siesta Key fit the modus operandi of homelessrelated crime. Osbourne said the burglaries, which involved items such as bicycles and

TVs, may be connected to a small band of homeless people, thought to have been sleeping on Siesta Beach, who were recently arrested on Siesta Key on charges ranging from open-container violations to soliciting money. Homeless crimes are unusual on Siesta Key, Osbourne explained, adding that most incidents involve transient individuals who are not native to the area and rarely stay on the island for long. “The transient ones are always the problem,” Osbourne said. “There’s no telling where they’re from.” Despite law-enforcement anecdotes, survey data suggest the county’s homeless population is still largely confined to the city of Sarasota. According to the Suncoast Partnership’s report, 85% of the county’s homeless live within the city limits, and about 65% live within the city proper. About half of homeless-related crimes occur with city limits, according to Sheriff’s Office data. Dubendorf was skeptical about the Suncoast Partnership’s numbers. He believes the overall population estimates were at least 10% to 20% low. Marbut agreed that the data are inconclusive. “The population hasn’t been accurately surveyed in the past, so it’s difficult to measure trends,” Marbut said. “Some of the recently reported increases are just because of better sampling.” It is clear, however, Sarasota County is an attractive destination for transients immigrating from other counties and states. “I constantly see new faces,” Dubendorf said, adding that he has encountered individuals from states such as Michigan, Arkansas, Wyoming, Illinois, Texas and Colorado. Based on a recent Salvation Army study, Dubendorf estimated Sarasota’s per capita transient homeless population to be about 3.5 times the average of similar municipalities. “They come from all over the U.S.,”

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Van Wezel sculpture’s future remains unclear The owner of a sculpture on the Van Wezel property thinks the city should help move the statue, in place since 2006, after the city requested its removal.

H-1540 has been sitting on the Van Wezel Performing Arts hall property for more than six years. Claus Moor’s sculpture, H-1540, is currently sitting outside of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Depending on whom you ask, you’ll receive different answers as to how it got there. One thing seems certain, though: By next year, it’ll be gone. Moor’s statue first came to Sarasota as a part of the 2006-07 Season of Sculpture. Barbara Leifer, who lives in New York, served as the American representative for the German sculptor after his piece was shipped overseas. Leifer said the statue remained in Sarasota because representatives with Season of Sculpture told her they would attempt to sell it. In the meantime, she said, it was placed on the Van Wezel property. It stayed there until this June, when Leifer said the city told her they wanted the statue removed by Dec. 31. Leifer said she’s unclear how she and Moor will arrange a sale or get the sculpture out of Sarasota by that deadline. “He’s left holding the bag on what to do with it,” Leifer said about Moor. “It’s quite costly to send a sculpture that large back to Germany.”

Clifford Smith, a senior planner with the city, said Moor requested the loan agreement after the Season of Sculpture concluded. The agreement, approved through the Public Art Committee in 2007, was last renewed for one year in February 2012. This February, the Public Art Committee directed staff to ask Moor to either donate the sculpture to the Van Wezel or remove it from the property. Leifer responded by saying she would like to sell it for $30,000. As a result, the committee asked for the statue to be removed. According to Smith, the request was made because the last agreement was not returned with the artist’s signature. At no point, Smith said, did the city take possession of the sculpture, so it has no responsibility to assist in any return. “It’d be the same as if you parked your car in the parking lot and we told you, ‘This is not city property,’” Smith said. “We’d need you to move your car.” Susan McLeod, chairwoman of the Season of Sculpture board, said the organization recently agreed to attempt to sell the piece before the end

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of the year. She said Leifer’s claim that Season of Sculpture told her it would attempt to sell the sculpture after the 2006-07 season was inaccurate. “When we bring a sculpture here as part of our exhibition, we contract with the artist for the season,” McLeod said. Leifer said Moor received estimates around $10,000 to move the 2,000-pound Corten steel statue to Germany. Due to the costs, and the value she believes the sculpture has provided, Leifer thinks Moor should receive some financial assistance. “In some respects, I think somebody at the city or Van Wezel should be responsible for helping him do that, if it were to be sent back,” Leifer said. The loan agreements state the responsibility for handling the statue rests with the artist. Smith said he’d consult with city attorneys about the next step if the sculpture is not removed by the end of the year, but he hopes it won’t come to that. “It’s been here a number of years on loan, and now the loan period is over, and we want to make sure they recover their property,” Smith said.

Citizens fight for Payne Park Auditorium The Payne Park Auditorium seemed destined for demolition, but a strong public response could keep the building in place. The city of Sarasota set aside $80,000 for the demolition of the Payne Park Auditorium, when drawing up a budget earlier this year, but the building has received a stay of execution — for now. Due to an increase in support for the preservation of the auditorium, City Manager Tom Barwin said, the city is reconsidering any plans for demolition. The rationale for tearing it down was that building conditions are less than desirable and the space is underutilized, but a strong response from the public could keep the current structure in place. “What we’re understanding at this time is that there seems to be a grassroots groundswell to save the auditorium,” Barwin said. One of the groups leading the charge for keeping the auditorium is the Alta Vista Neighborhood Association. Earlier this month, the group sent an email to Barwin and the City Commission advocating for the preservation of the building. “We don’t want the thing to go down,” said Pete Theisen, president of the Alta Vista Neighborhood Association. “I haven’t talked to anybody who wants it torn down.” Theisen said he once regularly attended neighborhood meetings and political candidate forums at the auditorium. If there’s been a decrease in the auditorium’s usage, he said, it’s because the city began charging groups to rent it. “It’s their own fault,” Theisen said. “They’ve got all these conditions; they’re raising barriers.” Theisen criticized the city for considering spending money to tear down the building only to build a new one in its place, because the Payne Park master plan calls for an auditorium on the site. During a July budget workshop, it was estimated it would require a $110,000 subsidy from the city’s general fund to cover the costs for maintaining the building. That’s without considering the improvements that need to be made, Barwin said. The air-conditioning system is barely working, he said, and much of the infrastructure would need to be replaced if the auditorium is maintained. “It’s been in the city budget for the past two fiscal years to demolish it,” Barwin said. “It’s at that point in time in its history that it needs major dollars.” Still, the city is interested in learning how the citizens feel before making a decision. Barwin said a town hall meeting will be held in November to gauge whether the public wants to keep the park. After that, it will be more clear what the future holds for the auditorium. “At that point, if the rationale for preservation is there, the building certainly needs some improvements,” Barwin said. “We’d have to figure out how to get those costs and facilitate the improvements.”

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Sarasota School Board approves SMA proposal After denying two other charter school applications, the Sarasota School Board narrowly approved the Sarasota Military Academy’s proposal to open a charter middle school on a 12-acre site. cations and approve this one,” Zucker added. “It’s just not fair.” In the end, however, SMA’s reputation made the difference. School Board members Frank Kovach and Shirley Brown indicated they would vote to approve the military school’s expansion, leaving the deciding vote to School Board member Jane Goodwin. Goodwin initially echoed concerns expressed by Todd and Zucker about fairness and a potentially compromised appeals process. “You’ve put the board in an untenable position,” Goodwin said, just prior to announcing she would vote in favor of the expansion. “I hope I’m doing the right thing.” SMA Headmaster Daniel Kennedy was visibly relieved after the meeting, shaking the hands of well-wishers and congratulating the members of his staff with high-fives, hugs and back slaps. “I feel great,” Kennedy said. “After that vote we are determined to work as hard as we can to prove to the board that they made the right decision.” Goodwin later explained to SMA parents what ultimately swayed her decision to cast the approving final vote. “I’m looking for something we don’t already do,” Goodwin

said. “I’m looking for unique.” SMA parents were ecstatic. “Having a middle school will make a huge difference,” said Barbara Robinette, whose son is a sophomore at SMA. “By starting earlier, it will help instill the values we want in our children before they even get to high school.” “There are no words to describe how important the middle school will be,” said Jill Wolfe, president of SMA’s Parent Teacher Cadet Council (PTCC). Wolfe said her son, a junior at SMA, plans on applying to West Point and the U.S. Air Force Academy, and is adamant that his young brother, who is still a toddler, attend SMA’s new middle school.  “For a 16-year-old to care so much about where his little brother will go to school, that tells you something,” Wolfe said. The SMA prep school’s campus, which has a projected $4.7 million price tag, will comprise about five new buildings as well as soccer and lacrosse fields and be located on a 12-acre site off Fruitville Road, east of Interstate 75. All three charter-school proposals drew heated comments from board members, with the harshest critiques reserved for the Sarasota Academy of Math and Science before its application was struck down in a 5-0 vote.

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The Sarasota Military Academy Honor Guard stands at attention at Tuesday’s School Board meeting. School Board members took advantage of the public forum to dress down the Hillsborough County-based charter in a series of prepared remarks, sending a message to charter-school applicants whose governing bodies reside outside the county that Sarasota referendum dollars are not up for grabs, and charter applications will not be considered unless they are backed by community support. “I have not received one phone call, email or letter from a citizen in this district asking for this school,” Todd said. “Our referendum dollars would be going to a board that is not local,” Brown said. “I have a major problem with that.” School Board members were also concerned about protecting

the district’s high performance standards. “I am concerned about approving a charter that could bring down our A-rating,” Todd said, referring to the district being one of only five among Florida’s 67 districts to be awarded a coveted A-rating in 2013. The School Board was less critical of the application from Horizon’s Unlimited Learning Academy. Despite shortfalls in the charter’s education plan, board members praised the group’s concept and passion before voting 5-0 to deny the application. “This charter school is not ready to go live, but the concept is good,” Goodwin said. “Shore up your educational plan and come back. We want you to be successful.”

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CONA SETS PRIORITIES As Sarasota County sees an uptick in development and construction in the wake of the Great Recession, area neighborhoods are bracing for a fight. Sarasota County neighborhoods have chosen a fight against changes to Sarasota 2050 as their raison d’être in the post-recession development and construction uptick. The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) has put a laundry list of other important issues on the backburner to dig in on a fight to preserve the 11-year-old plan to regulate East County development. “Our No. 1 priority is 2050, no question about it,” CONA President Lourdes Ramirez said. “If they had left it alone, we would focus on other issues.” The original 2050 plan, which the County Commission approved in 2002, was designed to prevent urban sprawl in Sarasota County east of I-75, protect the environment and set rules on community layout based on “New Urbanist” design principles such as walkable communities and increased housing density. The original 2050 plan also required fiscal-neutrality safeguards to prevent the costs of development from being passed on to taxpayers. Advocates of changing 2050 claim the plan’s original form is not workable and could lead to “rural sprawl” eating up space for future development with low-density ranch homes. Due to sluggish growth during the recession and after listening to developers’ concerns, Sarasota

County commissioners recently proposed modifying 2050 to loosen some of the design parameters and density requirements and open the door to county-funded infrastructure projects that could incentivize developers. According to CONA, the proposed changes to Sarasota’s 2050 plan are “shortsighted,” and new development should happen first in urban areas closer to the coast with existing utilities infrastructure already in place that can absorb population growth with no additional cost to taxpayers. Other changes, such as rezoning city land to allow for higher-density housing, would also help take advantage of existing growth capacity, Ramirez said. “We need to convince Sarasota County to bring more people into these existing municipalities, to use what we already have, and then move people out east,” Ramirez said. “We don’t want to have to pay for new infrastructure, and it’s been shown that people want to live in urban areas, anyway.” CONA prioritized Sarasota 2050 to focus its efforts on an issue that affects the entire county. And, according to Ramirez, the timeline of the debate was also important. “We still talk about other things, but we need to focus our efforts to really make a difference,” Ramirez said. “They want to do this six months from now, so we can’t afford to sit around and wait. We

have no choice but to focus on 2050 right now.” CONA, which was created in 1961, represents more than 70 area neighborhoods, homeowner associations, condominium associations and civic organizations, which comprise more than 70,000 area residents. Ramirez admitted that CONA’s focus on 2050 diverts attention from other issues, such as curbing government spending and diversifying Sarasota County’s economic and demographic base. According to Ramirez, projects such as the $21.5 million Siesta Beach improvements are not fiscally responsible. “Some of this stuff is completely wasteful,” Ramirez said, referring to the Siesta Beach improvements. Ramirez also reported that area neighborhoods would like to bring in more young families, highlighting the need for a more diversified economy to attract the young-professional demographic. “People would love to see more young families,” Ramirez said. “One thing I keep hearing from neighborhoods is how they’d love to see jobs not related to the same old retail and tourism industries.” Ramirez added that accessible urban areas could also attract young professionals to the area. “We’re not anti-development,” Ramirez said. “We’re just concerned that county isn’t being smart about growth.”

TOP FIVE HOT TOPICS CONA President Lourdes Ramirez outlined the neighborhood council’s stance on some post-recession hot topics. 2050: Growth 1 in existing urban areas should be the

priority. The county needs to take advantage of the capacity for growth within the existing urban infrastructure before spending taxpayer dollars to fund new utilities and urban services east of Interstate 75.

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potential exclusion of public discussion and input from zoning discussions is a concern. According to CONA, neighborhood participation is essential to the new zoning plan’s success.

TRANSPARENCY: A dedicated, public computer to 2 easily access county records

should be made available. “The county is trying to make it easier for building permits, but they’re putting more bureaucracy around public records,” Ramirez said, referring to a recently created online building permit application. “We want a dedicated computer.”

SCAT PRIVATIZATION: 4 More urban density is needed to improve the transit system’s effectiveness. “SCAT needs help, but it’s not their fault,” Ramirez said.

FRUITVILLE INITIATIVE: “We’re keeping a close eye on this,” Ramirez said. There is a concern that the 5 county initiated a project without looking at the whole region.

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Arlington Park residents Kiwanis anticipates record haul for fruit-gleaning project talk form-based code The Urban Design Studio team spoke with the Arlington Park Neighborhood Association Tuesday. The pair focused on the effects of a new code on a residential area. Rick Farmer, president of the Arlington Park Neighborhood Association, says the primary focus of the group is to maintain the neighborhood’s residential quality. That’s why Farmer is a little wary of what will come out of the city’s switch to a form-based code and the work of the Urban Design Studio. “The jury’s out,” Farmer said about the Urban Design Studio. “They’ve got a choice. We’ll know pretty quickly here whether they work for the citizens, who pay taxes, or for the development community.” Karin Murphy and Andrew Georgiadis, the city’s urban design team, spoke at Tuesday’s Arlington Park Neighborhood Association meeting to allay concerns like Farmer’s. They provided the neighborhood an overview of what they will be doing over the next three years, discussed the fundamentals of a form-based code and tried to gauge the points of emphasis the residents would like to see. Carolyn Fishel, an Arlington Park resident since 1993, said one of the major points of concern she’s had for the area is the Cabana Inn. She said the motel is a blight on the neighborhood, and that she’d like to see it redeveloped. She was pleased to discover during the design team’s presentation that they were on the same page. “I was actually very encouraged to see one of their slides show 41 and actually show the Cabana Inn,” Fishel said. “I

The Siesta Key Kiwanis Club is preparing for another year of turning backyard citrus into a foodstuff for those in need. The annual fruit-gleaning project collects fruits from homes on Siesta Key for donation to the All Faiths Food Bank. Based on last year’s success, the Kiwanis Club plans to expand the duration and coverage area of the upcoming season’s harvest, which is expected to begin in January. “We want to avoid any fruit being wasted that could be used by people in our neighborhoods who need it,” said Bill Irish, member of the Siesta Key Kiwanis at an October Siesta Key Association meeting. “We expect our best year yet.” The fruit-gleaning project serves the dual purpose of relieving homeowners (especially the elderly) of the hassle of harvesting their trees at no charge, while also providing a valuable food resource for struggling families. Irish said the project’s expansion was in response to requests from All Faiths for more donated food. Many area families are still feeling the effects of the Great Recession, Irish said, and area food banks report the demand for donations is still high. Irish said last year was successful, with 3,400 pounds of citrus collected in one weekend — 2,400 pounds of which were collected in a single day. “The goal for this year is 12,000 pounds,” Irish said. Irish also said the upcoming harvest

think they realize it’s a critical area.” Georgiadis said one of the areas at which the studio has already been looking is the stretch of U.S. 41 from Hillview Street to Webber Street. They’ve had conversations with the owner of the Cabana Inn about making the front of the building better fit the street, rather than having so much visible parking. The back of the building could be redesigned, too, providing a better image for the residential neighborhood that it fronts. Overall, Georgiadis said there’s interest from both residents and developers in Arlington Park to produce more walkability. Now, the Urban Design Studio is focusing on writing a code that allows for that sort of walkability to be embraced. “I’ve noticed that there’s great enthusiasm for the form-based code and what it can do,” Georgiadis said. “In fact, some of those landowners are eager to do some of these things the community has talked about.” For Farmer, walkability is one goal he thinks will enhance the neighborhood’s residential quality, alleviating traffic concerns in the process. He said he used to drive his son to Southside Elementary, counting the hundreds of cars that drove past before they could turn from Sunnyside Court onto U.S. 41. Farmer still isn’t entirely sold on the Urban Design Studio, but, after Tuesday’s meeting, he’s optimistic. “My hope is that we come out of this with delightful outcomes,” Farmer said.

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season has been expanded from a twoweek window to several months, and the project will now include Gulf Gate and Palmer Ranch communities, increasing the number of donor trees. The longer timeline and expanded coverage area should result in a record haul, Irish said. Irish singled out the Pine View Key Club as an integral partner in the fruit-gleaning project, praising the group’s enthusiasm and reliable participation. The Siesta Key Kiwanis Club is now taking online applications for volunteers to join the fruit-gleaning crews, as well as homeowners who want to register their trees for harvest. Interested residents can call 254-1944 or visit www.Glean4AFFB.com for more information.

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A home for the homeless “(Robert) Marbut said Sarasota residents must get beyond the instinct to be NIMBYs — people who, upon hearing about a potential shelter, respond “not in my backyard.” “The cities that get stuck in NIMBYism don’t move forward,” Marbut said. Sarasota Observer Oct. 10 Get beyond the instinct to be NIMBYs about a homeless shelter in your neighborhood? Is he serious? Easy for him to say. To begin with, NIMBY is Sarasota’s middle name. But with all due respect, Robert Marbut, the city and county’s homeless consultant, lives in a fogged-up bubble if he thinks anyone would not object to having a cityor county-owned homeless shelter next door. It’s like asking whether you would mind if the county opened its jail next door, or perhaps the county landfill. We know it’s not politically correct to sound so callous, but the truth is no one wants to sacrifice the value of his property — for which he toiled to earn — to such a facility. You can’t help but think of the detrimental effects when you know the likely outcome, when you see what occurs on Central Avenue near the Salvation Army Center on Central and 10th Street in Sarasota. So we’re not going to scorn Vice Mayor Willie Shaw or Commissioner Susan Chapman — with whom we seldom agree — for voicing opposition to the placement of a homeless shelter in north Sarasota or downtown Sarasota. So where should one go? Back up. Why should taxpayers fund the construction and ongoing operations of a homeless shelter to begin with? We shudder to imagine all of the future negative, bizarre and disappointing news stories that would proliferate if taxpayers became the owners of a homeless shelter and turned over its operations to the city and/or county government. Doesn’t the Sheriff’s Department have enough trouble operating the county jail? Or, how about this: Think Warm Mineral Springs. How is that working out, North Port? How is that working out, Sarasota County? Or, hey, city commissioners, how is the parking-garage development and management business going? The point is, governments always get in trouble when they take on jobs and businesses they shouldn’t. Indeed, city and county governments are no more equipped to operate a homeless shelter than we are. Leave it to the experts — the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities, to name two. As a matter of fact, let’s talk about the Salvation Army center. We hesitate to be so blunt, but while the center provides needed services, it also is the single biggest contributor to downtown Sarasota’s vagrancy and transients’ issues. It’s also accurate to say that center has stunted and stopped the redevelopment and economic flourishing of the Rosemary District. Were it not for Sarasota entrepreneur Harvey Vengroff, who built an afford-

able apartment-office building and kickstarted the physical growth of the Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences, as well as the private, charitable funding of the Planned Parenthood complex, the Rosemary District would be a total blight. All because of the Salavation Army’s clients, who we all know, routinely wander back and forth from downtown to the center. So here’s a wild suggestion: If Mr. Marbut and the city and county commissioners are so eager to fund and build a homeless shelter, how about a land and asset swap? Consider: Sarasota County government is the largest landowner in the county, thanks to the millions of dollars taxpayers have contributed over the past decade to the purchase of so-called environmentally sensitve lands. So put some of that rural, out-of-the-way land to use. 1) Trade a large swath of that land for the Salvation Army’s downtown property and facility. Or, lease a large swath for, say, $1 a year to the army. 2) Sell the the Salvation Army’s 10th Street land and building to a private buyer. 3) Use the proceeds from the sale to create and develop on that rural land site a homeless Shangri-La, complete with a one-stop-shop campus of health, mental and social services. Something akin to the Glasser-Schoenbaum Human Services Center. As Pinellas County Sheriff Sgt. Zach Haisch, overseer of that county’s homeless shelter, told Sarasota city and county officials: “The location doesn’t matter. If you build it, they will come.” Voila! The problem, the dilemma is shifted somewhere else — but at least it would be shifted away from one of the city’s most important economic engines. And if that idea isn’t embraced, then fall back on what we’ll predict will be the inevitable. Take a walk on Ringling Boulevard, just east of the Sarasota County Courthouse. You can’t help but notice that big empty lot where the Sarasota Police Department headquarters formerly sat. Hey, perhaps the Salvation Army would do the land swap there. Talk about convenient. All of the necessary services would be right there — a shelter to house the homeless, a police station to keep order, a jail to lock up the criminal element and a courthouse to try them. And the land is already paid for. There is just one problem: Payne Park is within close walking distance. Oh my, we can see it now. The NIMBYs of Alta Vista — former Mayor Kelly Kirschner, Commissioner Chapman, et al — would be all over that. But hey, as Mr. Marbut urges, they can get beyond that.

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So we see that Sarasota and Manatee counties’ officials canceled their meeting Tuesday to discuss merging and privatizing their respective bus systems. Reason: lack of support from either county for a joint proposal. No surprise there. None of the two counties’ commissioners has the courage to become a champion of privatizing, or better, eliminating a service that is a fiscal millstone around

THE CASTAWAY by Jorge Blanco

SCAT BUDGET Appropriated to date Revenues Grants..........................$13,235,133 Telecom taxes......................853,956 Ad valorem............................55,000 Infrastructure surtax..........3,150,000 User charges........................536,736 Total...............................17,830,825 Expenses/Services Vehicle purchases............$8,255,947 Stop and shelter................2,116,717 Bus rapid transit...............1,761,719 Cattlemen facility..............2,576,477 Minor bus stop program.....2,893,195 N. Port park/ride...................826,770 Total...............................18,430,825

taxpayers’ necks. It’s a wonder why taxpayers aren’t up in arms over the fact that, according to the county figures above, “user charges” (presumably bus fares) cover only 2.9% of the total cost of the county’s bus system. Based on what the Sarasota Observer reported last week on the subject of privatizing bus services, it appears the entire bus system is operated for the benefit of the drivers and their pensions. If commissioners and the county administrator were serious about addressing this fiscal black hole, they might at least consider doing what Congress does: Appoint a panel of experts to come up with less costly alternatives to what exists. Surely there is a better way.

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It’s not a food problem; it’s a landlord problem. Marty Rappaport, chairman of the St. Armands Business Improvement District, resurrected last week the idea of trying to limit the number of restaurant establishments on St. Armands Circle and on Main Street in downtown Sarasota. He’s worried St. Armands and Main Street are headed toward becoming one of those awful mall food courts. Thank goodness, city attorneys advised trying to legislate the number of restaurants is a legal non-starter. We see this two ways: In some respects, an overly high concentration of restaurants could be good. America revolves around food. And a plethora of restaurants in one area could create an extraordinary economic dynamic, a la Bourbon Street. The other side of it is this: The landlords of these properties should talk and strategize about what mix of tenants would work best for the overall health of the Circle and Main Street. Think like a mall owner.


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Of the 116 new positions in county government, only seven will fall under the purview of the County Commission. • Sixteen Dolomite Utility employees who will become Sarasota County employees. These employees are included in the agreement for the county to purchase the utility, which provides 11,000 water and sewer connections to Sarasota County residents. • Seven new employees within departments under the commission. When we subtract the number of new sheriff and court administration positions, which are not controlled by the County Commission, the total number of new Sarasota County government employees in the fiscal 2013-14 adopted budget drops to 31. Of these, eight are contractual, which were budget neutral and another 16 of these were due to the acquisition of the Dolomite Utilities. As the list above shows, the total of the new (added capacity) positions is seven. During the recession the county cut more than 350 positions. This put a tremendous strain on existing staff. Some services to the community had to be scaled back. We have already started to see signs of recovery: increased building permit requests; tourism numbers are up; increased requests for athletic fields; etc. More economic activity means more demand for county services and staffing levels able to deliver those services. The 2013-14 budget includes needed capital-improvement projects and capital acquisitions, such as: • Upgrade and update of the 800MHZ Emergency Radio Communication System, $17.9 million;

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• 911/Emergency Operations Center, $15.5 million; • Siesta Public Beach improvements, $14 million; • Bee Ridge Road East, $17.6 million; • Four new fire stations, $8.8 million; • Phillippi Creek Septic System Replacement Program, $8.4 million; • Dolomite Utilities acquisition, $44.5 million. The expected acquisition of Dolomite Utilities and its 16 employees will provide better services at lower cost to 11,000 county residents. The $44.5 million purchase from utility bonds will be more than offset by income, even after reducing citizens’ utility rates. There were other increases outside of the control of the County Commission, such as a $6 million increase to the sheriff’s budget (some of which was due to increased service demands) and also a state-mandated increase to the Florida Retirement System contribution, which impacted the total Sarasota County budget by about $4 million. The County Commission, unlike many other local governments, voted to keep the millage rate at 3.39, which is currently the third lowest in the state. We were able to do this because of prudent financial planning and consolidation of services. We are always looking for ways to continue providing the level of service the taxpayers expect, invest in projects that benefit the community and keep costs to a minimum. Information about the Sarasota County budget can be found on our website, www.scgov.net.


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It’s rewarding knowing that our small contribution is contributing in a larger capacity and making a difference in people’s lives. That’s really important for us. — ALISA PETTINGELL, PHILANTHROPIST

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She says she used this culture as a way to get involved and become connected with her new community. She was able to find organizations to which she could donate, and she was also able to connect with other likeminded people in the area. At one event, she remembers receiving a gift bag, which contained a $50 donation gift card from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, and she was impressed with the idea. “Who wouldn’t want to have $50 to give to somebody?” she says. “It’s brilliant.” After browsing the website, she says the foundation opened up an entirely new aspect of philanthropy for her, and she was able to learn about a variety of projects in town that needed funding. “Where I have three or four main organizations I tend to support, Gulf Coast exposes me to things I would never have known about,” she says. “This is another venue for people to look at and think, ‘Wow, I can do this.’” By offering donation opportunities at low costs, Gulf Coast Gives makes philanthropy more accessible for people of varying income levels. For Pettingell, philanthropy has

When Alisa Pettingell moved 12 years ago from Fort Lauderdale to Sarasota, one of the first things she noticed was the city’s rich philanthropic culture and its abundance of non-profit organizations. “I think it’s an anomaly,” she says of Sarasota. “I’ve never seen anything like it. Our community is built on an amazing support system. With regard to philanthropy, we have so many options — whether it’s animals, children, arts or music — there’s something for everyone here.”

become a family affair. She and her husband, Roger, enjoy being as involved as possible, and they’ve even begun to instill their philanthropic values in their two sons, ages 7 and 9. The children divide their allowance into three categories — spend, save and give — and they’ve already become passionate about donating their money to their areas of interest, such as animals and hunger. “Instilling that value in them is important,” says Pettingell. “They have a great life, and they need to learn that it’s part of being a community. It’s your job to be responsible, to participate and be employed, be a good person and also to give.”

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by Robin Hartill | Staff Writer

Community is recipient of Gompertz’s support Philanthropist Leila Gompertz believed she had an obligation to give back to the community through her time and money.

Bob Tate had mobile vision for community Philanthropist and community activist Robert ‘Bob’ Tate died Oct. 5. He was 89.

Sarasota lost one of its “Old Coots” this week. Community activist and philanthropist Robert “Bob” Tate died Oct. 5. He was 89. Tate was one of five founders of “Mobility Now,” a citizens action committee that formed in 2003 to oppose the city’s plans to narrow the downtown highway corridor from four lanes to two lanes. Four years later, when the group rallied neighbors to oppose the construction of two roundabouts, Andres Duany, author of the city’s downtown master plan, accused city commisTate sioners of succumbing to “a little mob” of elderly people born out of “four old coots” (the group actually numbered five) hell-bent on halting plans to connect downtown to the bayfront, according to a 2009 Sarasota Observer story. The nickname stuck, and the group began calling themselves “the Old Coots Lunch Bunch.” Asked by the Sarasota Observer in 2009 if he embraced the nickname, Tate said: “I didn’t embrace it. It stuck.” Fellow Mobility Now founder/Old Coot Bob Johnson — one of two surviving members — said Tate had great concern for the vision and future of Sarasota. “He always wanted to know what the meeting was going to accomplish and how we were going to accomplish it,”

Johnson said. “He was a bottom line person.” Said Gil Waters, the group’s other surviving member, “I would describe him as a wonderful person.” Born June 13, 1924, in Baltimore, he graduated with honors from Tufts University. He was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy and served during both World War II and the Korean War. After receiving his master’s degree in economics from George Washington University, he returned to Baltimore to lead his family’s business, Tate Engineering Inc. He went on to grow the business from a small marine-parts supplier and expand it into a major supplier of engineering components throughout the industry and also founded Tate Andale Inc. and Tate Access Floors. He retired to Longboat Key and later moved to the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota. Mr. Tate and his wife, Joyce, actively supported many local charities, including the Ringling Museum of Art, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the local chapter of the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (NARSAD). “He was very concerned about the future vision of Sarasota and things like the arts and education,” Johnson said. “He strongly believed in education.” Tate is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joyce; three children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

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Wherever Leila Gompertz went, she Community Foundation of Sarasota shared the beauty of philanthropy. County in 1980 and spent the next 18 Like the pool at Seaplace condomin- years seeing it grow to its current size ium, where she and her husband, Mi- and fundraising for the organization. chael, moved in 1977. She donated money for the land for the “She would go around the pool, meet- foundation’s headquarters and later ing people and getting them doubled her contribution toinvolved in the Community ward a building so that it could Foundation or the Red Cross,” be constructed without debt. said Tana Sandefur, a former “Leila just loved the gift of Seaplace resident and one of giving and wanted to let peoGompertz’s early recruits for ple know that the Community the Community Foundation. Foundation was there to do Gompertz, whose support that,” said Tom Waters, former helped organizations like vice president of charitable the Community Foundation planning for the Community of Sarasota County, Planned Foundation. “We really just Parenthood of Sarasota, and Gompertz had the opportunity to conFlorida Studio Theatre to grow, nect people with where their died Oct. 5. She was 96. heart was.” A former Longboat Key resident, she She also donated money for Planned moved to Sarasota Bay Club in 2004 and Parenthood to build its local headquarremained active despite suffering from ters and for Florida Studio Theatre to Alzheimer’s disease. purchase the old Theatre Works buildBorn Aug. 5, 1919, in New Haven, ing. Conn., she went to Wellesley College at She received the award of Philanthroage 16 and earned a master’s in math- pist of the Year from the Association of ematics from Columbia University. She Fundraising Professionals. then lived in Washington, D.C., and “She had a sense of dedication all her worked for the Social Security Adminis- life, because she had more money and tration. more time than other people that she Mrs. Gompertz returned to New Ha- owed it back to the community,” her ven to have her son, Steven, in 1945. She son, Steven Gompertz, said. worked for her husband, Mike, in the Mrs. Gompertz is survived by her Gompertz printing business. son, Steven, and his partner, Deborah The couple retired in 1977 and moved Fitzgerald, and four cousins. to Seaplace. A celebration of life will take place in Mrs. Gompertz helped to found the early December.


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THURSDAY, OCT. 17 Booker Middle School VPA Chorus — will perform at 7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria, 2250 Myrtle St. The 50 students will showcase what they have learned this year and preview the program for the rest of the school year. Special guest will be Booker High School VPA Chorus. Tickets are $3. Call 359-5824.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 Dog Olympics and Adopt-a-Thon — takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bayside Pet Resort, 8154 N. Tamiami Trail. The adoption goal for the event is to find homes for at least 100 dogs and cats. And dogs of all breeds and sizes are invited to participate in non-athletic competitions such as a howling contest, shedding contest, Olympic-inspired costume contest and best trick. Free admission. Cost is $3 per Olympic game or you can purchase a $15 Olympic game dog bandana for unlimited games. Register your dog for the event by visiting humanemanatee.org. Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market Veterans Appreciation Day — takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lemon Avenue and Main Street. The salute to veterans is part of the Patterson Foundation’s Legacy of Valor campaign. The event will include a tent housing 10 non-profits that have missions geared toward helping veterans. A 17-piece jazz band featuring mili-

tary organizations, such as Sarasota Military Academy, will perform. Visit sarasotafarmersmarket.org for information. 19th annual Downtown Sarasota Art and Craft Festival — takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20, on Main Street in Downtown Sarasota, from Lemon Avenue to Five Points Park. The Downtown Sarasota Alliance will host this fall arts-and-crafts festival. The two-day juried festival features original crafts, unique gift items, as well as plants, orchids, gourmet spices and dips. A portion of the proceeds benefits the DSA. Admission is free. Visit artfestival.com or call 561-7466615. Sarasota Bay Explorers Customer Appreciation Day — takes place at various times from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway. The Sea Life Encounter trip, which is normally $27 per adult and $23 per child, will be $10 per person. Call 388-4200. Pride Fest 2013 — takes place from noon to 6 p.m. at J.D. Hamel Park, at Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street. Enjoy an afternoon of live music, a food truck rally, cash tiki bar, October bierstube, vendor expo featuring more than 70 participants, a family zone for kids, face painters, clowns and a free photo booth. Visit sarasotapride. org.

WEDNESDAYS Phillippi Farmhouse Market — is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through April, at Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail. More than 40 vendors offer produce and plants from local growers and producers, as well as prepared foods, specialty items and Florida agriculturally related products. Visit farmhousemarket.org.

James Mulholland’s “If Love Should Count Me Worthy,” and the service will be Herbert Howells’ “Service in B.” A reception will follow the performance. For information, call 955-4263.

SUNDAY, OCT. 20 14th annual Morton’s Firehouse Chili Cook-Off — runs from 2 to 5 p.m. on Osprey Avenue, between Hyde Park Street and Hillview Avenue. Try chili made by Sarasota firefighters as they compete for the title of “Best Firehouse Chili.” All proceeds will benefit Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund. Tickets are $5. For more visit www. mortonschili.com.

THURSDAY, OCT. 24 Taste of SoMA — takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Child Protection Center, 720 S. Orange Ave. The South of Main Street Tasting and Awareness Event will include food, music and drinks, as well as the opportunity to take a tour of CPC’s state-of-the-art building. Call 365-1277, Ext. 103.

FRIDAY, OCT. 25 Sarasota Garden Club Garage/Plant Sale — runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Blvd. of the Arts. More than 150 members contribute items to this sale that includes everything but clothes. Children receive a free plant. For more information, visit www.sarasotagardenclub.org.

SUNDAY, OCT. 20 Humanity Working to End Genocide Rally — takes place at 3 p.m. at Incarnation Chuch, 2929 Bee Ridge Road. Eugenis Mukeshimana, a survivor of Rwanda genocide and the founder and executive director of the Genocide Survivors Support Network, is the featured speaker. The event is free and open to the public. Call 9285572 for information.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26 10th Anniversary of the Reading and Garden Festival — takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fruitville Public Library, 100 Coburn Road. After a presentation with community leaders of an engraved plaque commemorating the occasion, Friends of the Fruitville Library will host a fall festival for children. There will be storytelling, a coloring contest, games and more. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Call 371-3219.

Church of the Redeemer Solemn Evensong — takes place at 5:15 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave. The Evensong will be complemented by the sounds of the French horn played by Joe Assi, co-principal horn for the Sarasota Orchestra. Ann Stephenson-Moe, Redeemer’s organist and choirmaster, will perform on the church’s Nichols and Simpson organ, and Redeemer’s choir will sing. The anthem will be

SUNDAY, OCT. 27 Cancer Benefit — takes place from 2 to 7 p.m. at Straggler’s Bar, 5580 Swift Road. The benefit raises money for Sgt. Sean Courtney, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in August. The event includes a 50/50 raffle, auction and live music by Kettle of Fish.

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PUMPKIN PATCH ROUNDUP SARASOTA

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival — takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19, and 20 and Oct. 26 and 27, at Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Road. Features a pumpkin patch, crafters, pony rides, hayrides, face painting, live music, games, food and more. Free. Call 377-0896. St. James Pumpkin Patch Party Fundraiser— runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. James UMC, 2049 N. Honore Ave. Popcorn, pumpkin goodies, scavenger hunt, hayride, crafts, bonfire with s’mores and more. The pumpkin patch is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31. For information, visit saintjamesumc.org. Sarasota Pumpkin Festival — takes place from noon to 10 p.m. Friday Oct. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 27, at Payne Park, 2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota. The 5th annual pumpkin festival will feature a pumpkin patch, live music, street performers, carnival rides, pie-eating contest, games, face painting, hayrides, pony rides and food. Benefits the Lazarus Foundation Kids Force. Pre-sale tickets through Oct. 24 are $5; $7 at the gate. Children 12 and under get in free. Parking donation is $3. Call 7063102.

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Braden River Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch — runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7p.m. Saturdays and noon to 7 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31, at Braden River Methodist Church, 5858 44th Ave. E., Bradenton. This annual pumpkin patch returns with a wide selection of pumpkins and gourds. Free entry. For more information, call 745-1663.

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Dakin Dairy Pumpkin Patch — runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Oct. 31, at Dakin Dairy Farms, 30771 Betts Road, Myakka City. Free entry. For more information, call 3222802 Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival — runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20 and Oct. 26 and 27, at Hunsader Farms, 5500 County Road 675. Buy your pumpkins, go on a hayride, enjoy craft booths, scarecrow displays and corn maze and compete in a frog-jumping competition while enjoying live music and the fall weather. Admission is $8. Free for children under 12. Parking is $5. For information, call 322-2168.

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Sarasota Bay Water Festival seeks submissions for photo contest The Sarasota Bay Water Festival has announced the “I Love Sarasota Bay” photo contest returns this fall with the theme, “Celebrating the Beauty and Importance of Sarasota Bay.” The image must have some connection to Sarasota Bay or its tributaries and watersheds spanning Sarasota and Manatee counties. Examples include photos of water, habitat, seascapes, people enjoying bay recreational activitities such as boating and fishing, bay-related commerce or any form of wildlife common to the bay’s ecosystem such as shorebirds, aquatic life and any other wildlife. There are four age divisions: 12 and under; 13 to 18; 19 to 59; and 60 and older. It is free to enter, with a limit of two submissions per person. Prizes include first-, second-, and thirdplace ribbons for all four age divisions and a special People’s Choice Award that visitors of the water festival, which will be held Nov. 2, at Ken Thompson Park, will pick. For the People’s Choice Award, festivalgoers can vote for an image that has not yet already won a ribbon. Voting is limited to one vote per person. Each submission must be printed and mounted on a 16-inch-by-20-inch foam core board that is 3/16 inches thick. The foam board can be any color, but images can be no larger than 16 inches by 20

inches. Judges will judge the photo quality, composition and adherence to the theme. The image does not have to be in color. All submissions must be photographs taken by the contestant after Nov. 1, 2011. For the younger contestants, parents and/ or guardians may help them print and mount their submission. Photos must not be prior winning submissions in any other photo contests. To submit your photo, please drop off your work to the Wells Fargo Advisors office located at 7100 Beneva Road. Submissions may be made from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Monday, Oct. 21. Submissions must have a photo contest form (available online at sarasotabaywaterfestival.com/photo-contest) affixed on its back. Contestants must also present a second photo contest form when submitting their work. The final deadline for dropping off submissions is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21. Last year’s winners were: Makeala Frankford, Caroline Griffith, Dick Plaff, Victoria Holcomb and Terry Frankford, of Sarasota; Mary Lou Johnson, of Longboat Key; Kristina Carreras, of Bradenton; Larry George, of Lakewood Ranch; and Ronald Hecox, of Parrish. For more information, email randy@ triple3marketing.com

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Riverview High senior Alexander Katz broke his own records in the 100-yard backstroke and 500 freestyle to help lead the Rams to victory at the 18th annual Tri-County High School Swimming & Diving Championship Meet Oct. 12.

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Kadi Pallastrone shot 73 to win medalist honors by a single stroke at the Class 3A-District 14 girls golf championship Oct. 14, at Waterlefe Golf and River Club.

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The Sarasota Christian boys golf team shot a combined 297 to capture the Class 1A-District 14 title Oct. 14.

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Cardinal Mooney senior Grace Casagrande crossed the finish line in 18 minutes, 7.61 seconds to finish third in the Elite Division of the FSU Pre-State Invitational Oct. 12.

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Lauren Maxey recorded seven kills, nine digs and two aces to lead The Outof-Door Academy to a 3-0 victory over Booker on Senior Night Oct. 10.

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With his parents Monica and Joe Sweeney looking on, Kevin, 12, began his third season playing TOPSoccer at the end of September with his older brother Tom, 14, serving as his buddy.

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Twelve-year-old Kevin Sweeney began playing soccer for the Braden River Soccer Club’s TOPSoccer program last fall. LAKEWOOD RANCH — Twelveyear-old Kevin Sweeney is constantly on the move. He refuses to give up. Even with the sweltering midday heat beating down around him, the Beyond the Spectrum sixth-grader meticulously sizes up his competition. A lone goal is all that stands between him and victory — or, in this case, chicken fingers and French fries. With his favorite meal on the line, Kevin moves toward the goal. He turns to his older brother, Tom, a freshman at Pine View School, for reassurance before firing off a shot. As the ball sails into the back of the net, Kevin turns back toward his parents, Monica and Joe, and offers up an infectious smile before quickly reverting back to the task at hand. It’s the second week of the Braden River Soccer Club’s TOPSoccer season and Kevin is right at home, donning his trademark red shades and his bright-blue soccer jersey. For the next couple of hours, Kevin will join nearly 100 children and buddies on the soccer field for a Sunday afternoon filled with soccer and socializing. “I’m excited when I come to soccer because I like to play it,” says Kevin, who was diagnosed with au-

tism. “Soccer makes me happy. It’s fun and I get to run fast.” The TOPSoccer program is a national program designed to give children with mental or physical disabilities the opportunity to learn and play soccer. Every child within the program is paired up with a buddy, who offers support, guidance and, most importantly, friendship. Kevin began playing soccer last fall after his mother, Monica, a speech pathologist at All Children’s Outpatient Care in Lakewood Ranch, learned about TOPSoccer during an autism resource fair. Having grown up spending countless hours watching his older brothers play baseball, soccer provided a new outlet for Kevin. Kevin was apprehensive at first, but, with his older brother, Tim, now a junior at Pine View School, by his side, Kevin ventured out onto the field. It took a couple of weeks — and a few promises of McDonald’s lunches — for Kevin to warm up to the sport. “The first couple of times were a little tricky,” Monica Sweeney says. “Bribery definitely works. Once you get into it and realize it’s safe, the anxiety goes

away. Now it’s ‘I get to go to soccer!’” Kevin received his first trophy, which is on display in the family room, following the fall season. With his trophy in hand, Kevin eagerly asked to sign up for the spring season. On Sept. 29, Kevin began his third season with TOPSoccer. Last season, Kevin shared the field with Tim; but this season, both Tim and Tom have signed up to be a part of the buddy program. “Watching Kevin play a sport has been a really wonderful experience,” Tim says. “This is mostly due to the fact that I never thought that Kevin would be able to participate in any sports, so just being able to watch him play every Sunday is a blessing. “The thing that I have enjoyed most during my time with TOPS has been watching Kevin score goals and then smile from ear to ear as he looks back at my mom,” Tim says. “It is equally e n j oy a b l e just to see Kevin being active and exercising, two things that

he would not be if it weren’t for TOPS.” Tom agrees. “It’s kind of cool and nice to see my brother play a sport,” Tom says. “I just want him to be able to play soccer and have a good day.” During the season, which runs through Nov. 24, all of the players warm up together before dividing up into their respective age groups. And that’s when the real fun begins. In addition to soccer, the players play a variety of other games, including Duck Duck Goose, enjoy popsicles and other treats and celebrate with a high-five line at the end of the day. Prior to the start of every game, Kevin makes a bet with his parents for lunch. If he scores a certain number of predetermined goals that day, then his parents will take him out to lunch for chicken fingers and French fries at various places, including McDonald’s, Bogey’s and his all-time favorite, Applebee’s. “It was very funny because we made him a bet and he ended up hustling us,” Monica Sweeney says. At the end of the season, all of the players receive a trophy in addition to the jerseys, water bottles and soccer balls they received at the start of the season. “It’s really like having the experience of playing a sport that we had with the other boys,” Monica Sweeney says. “It’s kind of nice. It doesn’t matter your diagnosis because you’re going to be celebrated and successful. You just want your kids to have some kind of normal.” For more information on the Braden River Soccer Club’s TOPSoccer program, visit www.bradenriversoccer.org/Tops_Soccer.html. Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@ yourobserver.com.


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Riverview senior outside hitter Carley Scarbrough records a dig during the second set.

The Out-of-Door Academy volleyball team celebrates a point in the first set of its nondistrict match against Riverview Oct. 14.

ODA quarterback David Grain drops back to pass early in the first quarter during Friday’s homecoming game.

ODA junior Reanna Gregory records a kill for the Lady Thunder Oct. 14 against Riverview. ODA lost 3-0.

Riverview senior Janie Hritz serves the ball during the first set, which the Lady Rams won 25-14.

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ODA sophomore running back Chris Poole carries the ball on the Thunder’s opening possession. Community School of Naples shut out ODA 49-0.

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A newcomer to Siesta Key, but no newbie to Spanish Cuisine, Senor Siesta Restaurant offers big flavor and a unique mostly gluten-free menu in an inviting, intimate setting. Tucked in the corner of Siesta Village Plaza across from the Beach Club and between the Siesta Chamber of Commerce and Cafe Gabbiano. Like no other in Sarasota, Senor Siesta offers your palette a Passport to Latin Cuisine from Spain and Portugal and throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. Paella and Sangria are most popular as is the award winning Ropa Vieja, or slow roasted Lechon, Arroz con Pollo and Pastelone (our pasta-less “lasagna”) main entrees. Start with the amazing black bean or other specialty soup, and/or the lemon honey caper dressed quinoa house salad and enjoy the variety of tapas, including Bacalhau Fritters, Quinoa Croquettas, or Gambas al Ajillo. Pair with a nice Argentine, Chilean, or Spanish wine or try one of several made from scratch non-alcoholic drinks such as Horchata, Tamarindo, or Chicha Morada. Check the daily seafood feature and be sure to indulge in the coconut flan, tres leches or tropical fruit ice cream desserts. Relax indoors with Spanish music or outside in the shaded patio.

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+ Sarasota Christian nets win The Sarasota Christian volleyball team defeated Southwest Florida Christian 17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-18 Oct. 8. Briana Eddy recorded 19 kills, two blocks and one ace to lead the way for the Lady Blazers. Cheyenne Miller had 10 kills, four aces and one block. Heidi Miller added 10 kills. Sarasota Christian returns to action tonight at Port Charlotte.

+ CM Cougars win on the road The Cardinal Mooney High football team rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 14-12 victory over St. Pete Catholic Oct. 11. The Cougars took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 4-yard run by Demardre Patterson. Trailing 12-7 at halftime, Cardinal Mooney regained the lead when quarterback Reese Vita connected with Austin Leach for a 19-yard touchdown. Vita completed 9-of-10 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. Leach hauled in five catches for 69 yards. Patterson finished with 70 yards on 15 carries. Cardinal Mooney returns to district action Oct. 18 versus rival ODA.

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The Riverview High boys golf team shot a combined 293 to finish second at the Class 3A-District 14 boys golf championship Oct. 14 to earn a berth in the Class 3A-Region 5 tournament Oct. 21. Mason Fox shot a 1-under-par 71 to lead the way for the Rams. Jeremy Perna shot 72, followed by Hunter Reith (74), David Spreen (76) and Nick Kaufman (79).

+ Lady Thunder sweeps Lady Tornadoes The Out-of-Door Academy volleyball team defeated Booker High 25-15, 25-12, 25-8 on Senior Night Oct. 10. Lauren Maxey recorded seven kills, nine digs and two aces to lead the way for the Lady Thunder. Monica Costa had 24 assists, six aces and three kills. Reanna Gregory added six kills. Taylor Albano and Cameron Graham each had four aces.

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andscape architect Amy Nichols was relatively content being told what to do by her bosses, so she rarely dreamed about starting her own business. But then the recession hit. Nichols, a single mom, had moved from Sarasota to Boston to find work, got laid off and moved back to Sarasota. That desperation became her motivation to become an entrepreneur. It helped, too, that Nichols’ older sister, Erin Zolner, was in a similar position. Zolner wanted to get out of the financial services industry. With an M.B.A., Zolner had worked for Morgan Stanley, among other firms, for a decade. “We wanted to do something together,” says Nichols, 36, “but we never had the flexibility.” The sisters soon settled on a business: lollicakes — part lollipop, part cake. The final product, tied with a bow, is handcrafted in a variety of flavors, from mint chocolate chip to caramel. They named the business the Lollicake Queen.

The pair began out of their homes in 2010. The national cupcake craze was rolling at the time, both on reality TV shows and in bakeries. “But there was nothing like this,” says Nichols. “We wanted to be the first, and we knew we had to be the best.” That competitive spirit tested the sisters’ resolve. “We were prepared to work a lot of hours and do a lot,” says Zolner, 39, “but that first year we never stopped working.” They initially baked lollicakes for local schools, including the preschool class of Zolner’s daughter, Ryan. The treats were a big hit: Parents and teachers loved the lollicakes because each one was less messy, had less sugar and contained less calories than a piece of cake or a cupcake. Within a year the sisters had their own store, a 425-square-foot space in Southside Village, a trendy neighborhood south of downtown Sarasota. Two years after that the sisters, along with Zolner’s husband, Keith Zolner, opened Perq Coffee Bar, an artisan coffee house connected to the Lol-

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Amy Nichols, left, opened the Lollicake Queen in 2011 with her sister, Erin Zolner, far right. The sisters and Zolner’s husband, Keith Zolner, middle, opened Perq Coffee Bar on Hillview Street earlier this year. licake Queen store on Hillview Street. The Perq expansion cost into the six figures, funds from saving and financing. Now the trio, all under 40 years old, runs a 15-employee business. They also have a website that sells and ships lollicakes nationwide. They decline to release sales figures. The sisters share ownership of the business 50-50. Zolner tends to do more of the accounting and back office work, while Nichols is more the up-front sales face. That, says Nichols, is somewhat of an irony,

because she is unfailingly shy. “I’d rather do the dishes than work the counter,” quips Nichols. “I’m such an introvert. But this has been good for me.” One of the ongoing challenges the sisters face is a common one for startup entrepreneurs: How to give up day-to-day control of every aspect of the business. Their biggest mistake, says Zolner, is they waited too long to hire people three years ago when the business took off. Says Zolner: “We didn’t need to work ourselves as hard as we did in the beginning.”

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want to own the legendary hassles that come with it. Sales are up 61% since 2010, from $4.8 million to $7.73 million in 2012. And this past June, July and August, adds Giglio, have all been record months for sales. Although business is good now, Giglio faced a big risk last year. That’s when he had an opportunity to buy out his partner and co-owner, Bob Daley. Daley and Giglio bought Freedom Boat Club in 2011 from a Cincinnati-based investment firm, but in early 2012 Daley sought to retire. Giglio was confident he knew the business, but he had never owned a business on his own before. And he and his wife, Lisa, have two young children, so he wasn’t inclined to take a big risk. “There was some trepidation, and my wife was petrified,” says Giglio. “I basically took a leap of faith.” Giglio took another leap earlier this year, when he bought the Tarpon Center Marina in Venice for $1.3 million. Freedom recently relocated its headquarters to the facility, where it leases 20 boat slips. “We are doing very well,” says Giglio. “But we still have to be innovative and creative to drive a wedge between us and any potential competitors, big or small.”

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Michelle Adams, 34, Sarasota The fun and games Michelle Adams plays at work every day belie the serious business she founded. That’s because the games are ways to help young children learn and communicate, in addition to grow and mature. Adams’s business, Sarasotabased Pediatric Therapy Solutions Inc., helps parents help their children develop. It’s challenging but rewarding work, says Adams. “I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for a child with special needs.” A New Jersey native, Adams founded the company in 2002. It now has six employees, including Adams. She started the business right after she graduated from the University of Florida. She had been advised if she was going to work on a contract basis

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Operating Partner, Sarasota Ford; Co-founder, Dealers United Not yet 30, Matt Buchanan has already met a goal many sons of prominent and successful fathers struggle with: making a name for himself. Buchanan had a head start with Sarasota Ford, the dealership his father, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, had run for years. But with Dealers United, the Sarasotabased auto dealers buying group Matt Buchanan founded with local entrepreneur Jesse Biter in 2011, the younger Buchanan has found his own way. The firm has gone from two employees to 20 in less than two years. “We represent more than 6,000 dealerships and growing,” says Buchanan. “It’s crazy to think we’ve grown that fast in so little

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time.” But one thing Buchanan says isn’t on his to-do list is running for political office. Not that he doesn’t have opinions about the role of government in business and other issues of the day. He does, and he can speak, passionately about them. But — in a somewhat political answer — Buchanan says now is not the right time for him to run for office. Still, he never says never.

Atlanta native Christian Cotter only moved to Sarasota in early 2012, but he doesn’t miss the cosmopolitan life of a big city. “I absolutely love it here,” says Cotter. “I always wanted to live on the beach.” Cotter also always wanted to work at a growing company that puts a premium on ethics and integrity. He believes he found that at University Park-based First Watch, a breakfast-brunch-lunch chain with more than 100 locations in 15 states. Cotter’s wife, Leah, is from Sarasota, and the couple decided to move here from Atlanta in 2011. Cotter, who then worked

for an IT staffing firm, looked for jobs locally in several industries. He ultimately met with First Watch President and CEO Ken Pendery, and Cotter liked what he heard, and saw. Cotter is now responsible for finding managers for First Watch locations throughout the entire chain.

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SAN FRANSISCO. Sarasota resident and Observer staffer Rachel Livingston took her Sarasota Observer along on a recent roadtrip through California. Livingston enjoyed scenic views on the Pacific Coast Highway while making stops in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Carmel, San Francisco, Napa and Sacramento. BOSTON. Lisa Safran holds up her Sarasota Observer while recently escorting a Crystal Symphony cruise group from Boston to Montreal for 10 days. Joining Safran on the cruise was Master's/U.S. Open golf legend Billy Casper, top row, third from right, and his wife, Shirley, seated, third from right. Casper is the seventh most-winning person in PGA history and has won one Masters Golf Tournament and two U.S. Opens.

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The sun had not yet risen, but Phillippi Shores Elementary was packed with runners stretching and preparing for the Phillippi 7K and New Balance 1-Mile Fun Run Saturday, Oct. 12. The Phillippi 7K is part of the Manasota Track Club/New Balance 2013 Racing Series and the New Balance 1-Mile Fun Run is a family event for people of all athletic levels. After running through the Dr. Sugar Orthopedics finish line, runners enjoyed the Freeman Orthodontics Family Fun Zone where games, prizes, Halloween face paintings and jump houses were available for some early morning fun. Community sponsors were set up in the SmileWorks Kids Dentistry Recovery Zone and local food vendors provided nutritious food and drinks for the runners. The race benefited Phillippi Shores Elementary School and its students.

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All Faiths Food Bank is orange with gratefulness September was Hunger Action Month, and All Faiths Food Bank promoted orange, the color of hunger, all 30 days of the month, but the orange didn’t stop there. Because of the success that local businesses and schools provided with support and donations, All Faiths Food Bank decided awarded local “hunger action heroes” at the Orange Peel Awards. All Faiths Food Bank hosted the Orange Peel Awards Celebration Friday, Oct. 11, at the food bank. The celebration was complete with orange décor, orange food and drinks and even an orange mascot. The Oriole Bird attended the event in his full orange attire, compliments of Ed Smith Stadium. All Faiths Food Bank acknowledged Pine View School, Booker High School and The Out-of-Door Academy for their participation in the fight against hunger. Sarasota Sailing Squadron and Hyatt Regency Sarasota were among some of the local busi-

nesses that received Orange Peel Awards. The awards were all creatively named in association with the organization and the efforts they made with Hunger Action Month. Hyatt Regency Sarasota’s award was named Orange Glow, in appreciation for the “fight hunger” lighting that shone on the side of the hotel every night during September. Following the awards ceremony, Jim Santarsiero and Carolyn Robinson, representatives from Bank of America, presented All Faiths Food Bank with a $12,000 donation check. “This was a complete surprise, and we are so grateful,” said Aundrina Castleberry, of All Faiths Food Bank, about the donation.

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Sarasota Sailing Squadron hosted the final event of the Sarasota SUP Race Series Saturday, Oct. 12. Paddleboarders from around the state, and as far as Vancouver, Canada, and Turks and Caicos, gathered for a day of racing and fun on the peninsula looking over Sarasota Bay. The event featured the elite 6-mile races, open 3-mile races and a kids half-mile race. Registration for the races began at 7:30 a.m., and, prior to the racers’ meeting at 9:30 a.m., racers mingled, stretched and enjoyed the various vendor tents set up on the grounds. Red Bull even brought a DJ truck, providing musical entertainment all day. There was fun for all ages, including bounce houses and slides for kids. Not only was Saturday the third race in the SUP Sarasota Race Series, but it was also World Paddle for the Planet Day. “World Paddle for the Planet Day is a worldwide event with end-of-summer races and get-togethers; it’s a great way to promote our waterways,” said Rob Alfieri, event director and found of SUP Sarasota Series. After the races, racers were encouraged to stay and team up with a child from Suncoast Charities for Children (SCC) to show them how to

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Home in Harbor Acres sells for $2.7 million The following residential real-estate transactions took place between Sept. 30 and Oct. 4. A home in Harbor Acres tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Dockery Ltd. Partnership sold the home at 1240 Hillview Drive to Mollie Nelson, of Sarasota, for $2.7 million. Built in 1992, it has four bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath and 4,852 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $3.75 million in 2004.

three bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath and 2,741 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $479,900 in 2005.

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Eric Jason, Plenary Guardian, sold the home at 2373 Fiesta Drive to Mark and Tonya Johnson, of Sarasota, for $307,500. Built in 1980, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,321 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $345,000 in 2012.

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Bertram and Jane Kummel sold their Unit 703 condominium at 505 S. Orange Ave. to James Green, trustee, of Sarasota, for $895,000. Built in 2007, it has three bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath and 3,003 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $550,000 in 2011. File photo

Anchorage Street

Kim and Pamela Walker, of Bonita Springs, sold their home at 1676 Anchorage St. to Edward and Josephine Pizzuti, of Sarasota, for $700,000. Built in 1956, it has two bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,362 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,475,000 in 2006.

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Jacqueline Pockman, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 1207 condominium at 1255 N. Gulfstream Ave. to Irma Morison, of Sarasota, for $600,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,629 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $207,000 in 1991. Judith Matson, personal representative, Charlotte Zwick and J. Richard Matson sold the Unit 302 condominium at 1255 N. Gulfstream Ave. to Dale and Barbara Kowalyk, of Sarasota, for $400,000. Built in 1982, it has three bedrooms, three baths

Unit 1207 at 1244 N. Gulfstream Ave. has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,629 square feet of living area. It sold for $600,000. and 2,042 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $220,000 in 1987.

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Craig Siegel, of Sarasota, sold his Unit 1007 condominium at 1771 Ringling Blvd. to John Caloger, of Brewster, N.Y., for $465,000. Built in 2006, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,805 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $522,000 in 2006.

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John Fister, of Lexington, Ky., sold his Unit 58 condominium at 1427 Landings Place to Daniel Delisle, of Sarasota, for $410,000. Built in 1983, it has three bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath and 2,048 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $245,000 in 2012.

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Joseph and Rosemary Scotti, of Arapahoe, Colo., sold their home at 4132 Brookpointe Court to Robert and Joan Dickson, of Sarasota, for $375,000. Built in 2001, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,268 square feet of living area.

Citrus Square

Citrus Square Inc. sold the Unit 204 condominium at 445 N. Orange Ave. to Kristin Cadman, of Sarasota, for $325,000. Built in 2009, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,160 square feet of living area.

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3683 Square West Lane LLC sold the Unit 27 condominium at 3683 Square West Lane to William and Diane North, of Sarasota, for $324,000. Built in 2005, it has

Robert and Sophie Gutierrez, of Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., sold their home at 5808 Briarwood Ave. to Charles Valentine, of Chaumont, N.Y., for $275,000. Built in 1976, it has three bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath, a pool and 1,711 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $305,000 in 2003.

Forest Lakes Country Club Estates

Cassie Register, of Lutz, sold her home at 3256 Pine Valley Drive to Ten Eyck and Keegan Inc. for $275,000. Built in 1965, it has three bedrooms, two baths, one halfbath, a pool and 2,791 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $208,000 in 2000.

SIESTA KEY Siesta Gulf View

Stephen Barton, of Sarasota, sold his Unit 303 condominium at 420 Beach Road to Paul and Mary Douglas, of Saginaw, Mich., for $668,000. Built in 1980, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,316 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $825,000 in 2008.

Siesta Isles

Frederic and Catherine Crehan, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the home at 5505 Cape

LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER

7890 Esperanza Cir #A3974101 $775,000 Sara Ann Leicht

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-586-4790

478 Oriskany Ct #A3981309 $749,000 Karen Landis

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-400-6049

5184 Boyle Ter #D5794567 $739,900 Ellen Baker & Michael Hollenbeck

Port Charlotte 941-473-7750 941-268-4999

476 Sherbrooke Ct #N5780178 $629,000 Bambi Utton

Venice 941-493-2500 941-228-4881

5137 Jungle Plum Rd #A3969755 $5,995,000 Lenore Treiman

5333 Shadow Lawn Dr #A3982942 $529,000 Robert Agnello

Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-928-1328

5855 Midnight Pass Rd # Ph19 #A3981667 $499,000 Joyce Naegele

Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-586-7959

1770 Benjamin Franklin Dr # 406 #A3985351 $498,000 Marianne Lebar

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-650-0337

1705 Starling Dr # 1705 #A3985008 $475,000 Tara Lamb & Judy Greene

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-266-4873

1275 Siesta Bayside Dr # 0 #A3979972 $459,000 Barbara E Gahry

Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-356-9642

Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-586-3936

2914 Hermitage Blvd #A3976305 $369,900 Harvey & Ethel Lovelace

Venice 941-349-3444 941-586-7390

FAMILIAR FACES. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. Showcase your property to over 6,500 affiliate branches in 52 countries. 5812 Briarwood Ave #A3981352 $367,900 Susanne Cosgrove-Lee

665 N Owl Dr #A3985454 $2,995,000 Gloria Totti-Cervoni

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-400-9068

1260 Night Wind Terrace #N5781194 $349,000 Bob Mcdermott

North Port 941-485-5421 941-882-2758

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-544-7746

2876 Captiva Dr #A3985281 $319,990 Susan Noah

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-468-9286

17774 Courtside Landings Cir #C7048232 $309,900 Ken Parr

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

7167 Antigua Pl #A3982369 $299,000 Pamela Wall

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-504-5019

6148 Country Club Way #A3985607 $289,900 Michael Bruno

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-320-3229

3374 Spring Mill Cir #A3985142 $279,900 C. Scott Dennison

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-587-3437

7541 Swanson Ln #A3985319 $272,000 Beverly Alter

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-228-4556

143 Appian St #C7048229 $249,000 Jonathan Marshman

Port Charlotte 941-639-0000 941-268-0324

4449 Oakley Greene # 1 #A3985593 $245,000 Linda Driggs

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-374-2920


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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 Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, in order of dollar amounts.

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CITY OF SARASOTA Address

Permit

Applicant

Amount

1255 N. Gulfstream Ave. 956 Citrus Ave. 1841 Datura St. 1747 Waldemere St. 407 Ohio Place 1821 Lincoln Drive 3068 Wood St. 2155 Wood St. 988 Blvd. of the Arts 988 Blvd. of the Arts

Renovations Pool Re-roof Re-roof Plumbing Doors Re-roof Alterations Door Door

Allen Lichtenstein James Siciliano Steven Callahan Allyson Rowell Paul O’Keefe John Butler, trustee David Norris Lawrence Silvermintz Martin Nahemow Joy Beauchene, trustee

$99,415 $25,142 $17,458 $14,750 $12,500 $11,072 $8,980 $8,000 $6,755 $6,755

SARASOTA COUNTY Address

Permit

Applicant

3042 Spencer Lane 6525 Sabal Drive 4832 Hanging Moss Lane 1513 Caribbean Drive 2433 Portland St. 2429 Riverbluff Parkway 4715 Pine Harrier Drive 5120 Sandy Shore Ave. 1594 N. Casey Key Road 2902 Concord St.

Addition Pool/Deck Re-roof Windows Alterations Window/Doors Remodel Re-roof Privacy Wall Addition

Wayne Lambright Patrick Ireland David Detoni Alfred Nyman Donald Coffman James Spencer Gary Roberts Alvin Singleton Brian Wade Daniel O’Rourke

Amount $117,000 $29,750 $27,900 $24,539 $23,600 $23,000 $21,000 $20,440 $20,000 $20,000

859 Siesta Key Cir #A3979260 $8,399,000 Karen Cash Greco

Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-504-6927

Source: Sarasota County; city of Sarasota

4086 Westbourne Cir #A3985680 $2,225 Lisa Gullick

3315 Bay Shore Rd #A3973036 $9,990,000 Klaus Lang

293 Hidden Bay Dr # 101 #A3983872 $198,500 Omer Quesnel

5230 Hyland Hills Ave # 1322 #A3982111 $164,900 Anja Deichmann

Sarasota 941-552-4200 941-321-6973

2614 Sheridan Dr #A3984602 $1,600 Lisa Shope

673 Beach Rd # 2 #A3985714 $2,499,000 Michael Hays

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

7647 Sanderling Rd #A3968606 $1,995,000 Ellen Wells

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

710 Casey Key Rd #A3985717 $1,989,000 Pamela Charron

Nokomis/North Venice 941-951-6660 941-993-3388

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

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-350-5542

1671 North Dr #A3985140 $1,475,000 Kelly Quigley & Linda Dickinson

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-356-9954

643 Fernwalk Ln #A3985755 $1,390,000 Rosalie Phillips

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-544-4430

6232 Midnight Pass Rd # 6232 #A3982490 $1,350,000 Tara Lamb & Judy Greene

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

5348 Hunt Club Way #A3984658 $1,075,000 Drew Russell

Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-993-3739

404 Sunrise Dr #A3985374 Victoria Stultz

$949,000

Nokomis/North Venice 941-966-8000 941-387-5676

411 Walls Way #A3971162 $899,000 Betty Mullinnix & Steve Abbe

Osprey 941-966-8000 941-928-3441

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

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

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Osprey 941-966-8000 941-400-0792

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-284-7987

171 Fairway Rd #D5794596 $195,000 Pamela Neer

2604 Monterey St #A3985318 $144,900 Kristine Niehaus

Rotonda West 941-473-7750 941-830-0999

Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-376-4950

Sarasota 941-552-4200 941-320-8022

1240 Waterside Ln #N5781148 Robin Sullivan

Venice $1,500 941-485-5421

Sarasota 941-383-7591 941-320-1223

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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4640 Selma St #A3984344 $179,900 Kristine Niehaus

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-320-8461

Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-374-2920

SK Noose LLC sold the Unit 509 condominium at 5760 Midnight Pass Road to Ginga Siesta LLC for $620,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,361 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $48,000 in 2009.

RE N TA L

2255 Kalin Ln #A3985456 $219,900 Ann Moore

Gulf and Bay Club

1708 Flower Dr #A3968714 $2,600,000 Linda Driggs

RE N TA L

Leyte Drive to Laurie Zollinger, of Fairfield, Conn., for $655,000. Built in 1960, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,680 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $129,500 in 1986. Frank and Dolores Infanger, of Sarasota, sold their home at 5607 Cape Leyte Drive to Robert and Jody Infanger, of Harrison, N.Y., for $525,000. Built in 1975, it has three bedrooms, two baths, one halfbath and 2,048 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $170,000 in 1987.


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VENICE

marina restaurant tavern

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VENICE’S WATERFRONT LANDMARK SINCE 1976.

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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

DINE IN or TAKE OUT We also Cater 123802

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On Sept. 25, one day after the group posted its first post on the Babes’ Facebook page, the page had received more than 500 followers. “We didn’t think it was going to be such an overnight success,” McCormick says. “A lot of it has been because of Denise … she’s been an open book and so positive.” Howell lives in Sarasota with her husband, Jeff and 3-year-old son, Ryland. On Oct. 3, she attended a fundraising trunk show benefiting Babes organized by three friends, Liz Noonan, Kim Mangum and Stephanie Logan, at the Miramar Way Clubhouse in Lakewood Ranch. Howell arrived at the event directly after receiving treatment at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, which she goes to five days a week. “I have a purpose now,” Howell told the room full of young mothers like herself. The fundraiser raised $2,000 for Babes Against Brain Cancer. The family hopes to organize future charity events, as well, including golf tournaments and cocktail parties.


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OBSERVER WEATHER

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

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Wednesday, Oct. 9

80

69

94 (1919)

54 (2000)

Thursday, Oct. 10

87

67

93 (1962)

52 (2000)

Friday, Oct. 11

88

67

94 (2009)

54 (1942)

Saturday, Oct. 12

87

67

94 (1959)

58 (1967)

Sunday, Oct. 13

88

66

93 (1965)

52 (1980)

Monday, Oct. 14

87

67

94 (1925)

47 (1977)

Tuesday, Oct. 15

84

68

96 (1925)

47 (1977)

AVERAGE GULF WATER TEMPERATURE: 82 RAINFALL

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7:33a

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7:34a

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Year-to-date: 2013 2012 50.85 in. 43.69 in.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

7:35a

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7:35a

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Month-to-date: 2013 2012 0.29 in. 3.32 in.

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Items Under $200 For Sale

Items Under $200 For Sale

ADVERTISE YOUR MERCHANDISE with the total value of all items $200 or less in this section for FREE! Limit 1 ad per month, 15 words or less. Price must be included next to each item. No commercial advertising. Ad runs 2 consecutive weeks in 1 Observer. (No phone calls please.) (Please provide your name and address) Email ad to: classified@yourobserver.com Online at: www.yourobserver.com Or mail to: The Observer Group P.O. Box 3169 Sarasota, Fl 34230 BATHROOM SINK: Cultured Marble. New but scratch & dent, $50. 953-5786.

TREADMILL: FUEL FT94. Excellent condition. $150 firm. 941-922-6684

CREDENZA: BALLARD Designs, white, 4/file cab, 67” long, great condition, sacrifice $150. Call Lisa 727-647-8299.

2007 Nissan Altima S, very clean, $9988 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser, like new, only 39K/mi., $9988 2005 Toyota Scion XB, black, 124K/mi., $5988 1999 Buick Century LTD, 40K/mi., $4998 2003 Nissan Altima SE, 75K/mi., $8988 2010 Nissan Versa, 53K/mi., $9988 2005 Chrysler 300 LTD, CLEAN, $9988 2005 Ford 500 Limited, leather, all the options, $8988 2007 Chevy Impala LS, 70K/mi., $8988 2005 Buick LeSabre LTD, leather, 80K/mi. $7988

HEAT PUMP: 3.5 ton Trane, old freon system, runs well, $200.00. 941-350-4481. KEYBOARD: YAMAHA PSR-520 with stand and Owner’s Manual. Like new, $150.00 O/B/O. 941-316-9527. LUGGAGE: (2) piece, pink, like new, $20.00. O.B.O. 941-400-9099. MAJESTY PALM plants (2): in 18” pots, beautiful & healthy. $60 for both. 941-404-0238. MANTLE: NEW, light oak, 57.5"X7.5"X6" deep, $60. Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ used twice, $50. 941-926-1978. NATIONAL MOTOR Museum Mint: 21/Cars, 7 Trucks, 1 Military Vehicle, 2 Display Stands, $175. 941-918-8407.

TV: FLAT Screen, 40” Samsung, in excellent condition, black in color. $175.00. Call 941-961-7738. WEED WACKER, edger, $50/ea. Small pressure washer, $50. Briggs & Straton engine, 9/HP, $50. 941-923-8937.

WICKER SET, Victorian, 2 piece, white, Loveseat and Chair, indoor/outdoor. $45. 941-225-5784

Autos For Sale OVER 30 VEHICLES IN STOCK $10K OR UNDER

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.

REFRIGERATOR 6 cft w/freezer, $90. Metal detector, $70. Work Table, $40. Call 492-2153.

Boats

STATIONARY EXERCISE Cycle by Edwards. Sturdy, excellent condition. $65. 941-925-7079 TRACK LIGHTING by George Kovacs. GK 5 Lightrail, model #P4015-084. New in box. $170. 941-320-6183. TRAILER TIRES (2): ST205/75D14 QTY, $65. (1) ST205/75D15. All mounted on white spoke rim, $70. 941-296-5243.

OUR BOOKS 1/2 Price BEE RIDGE BOOKS 4104 Bee Ridge Road Bee Ridge Plaza Trade-In your Paperbacks 941-377-8998

WEIGHTS: 100/LBS., w/multi-use bench, and Tony Little gazelle. All for $100. 941-549-0256.

PETMATE “PET Taxi” Cat Carrier, $25. G.E. Juicer, works great, $45. Unique collage, $55. 941-952-1097.

STAND MIXER: Kitchenaid Chrome. W/flat beater, wire whip, pouring shield, dough hook. $185.00. (941)379-4102.

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SALE OF TWO ESTATES Saturday, Oct. 19, 9:00a.m.–1:00p.m. (#’s out at 8:00) Airport Mall (Old US 301) 8251 15th Street East 18K Cleopatra necklace; vintage 1897 Waltham Ladies pocket watch. Rare 2 volume edition Bible printed by John Archdeacon, Printer to the U of Cambridge 1769. Table lamps including 2 old Famille Rose. Living room, dining room, bedroom furniture by noted makers Bernhard & Thomasville, & modern teak bedroom set. High end collectibles: Waterford; Rosenthal; Lladro, Lenox Winter Greetings holiday dinnerware for 12. Vintage fashions by Adolpho New York/Paris; Yves St. Laurent; Mademoiselle; Bloomingdales; Bottega Veneta boots; fine Hourihan Dublin wool shawls; full length vintage mink coat, fox cape, fun ostrich and mink hats. New Schwinn man’s Jaguar & Ladies Huffy bikes. Lots of neat decorative items, throw pillows, linens, kitchenware and beautiful art by the late Lucille and Bill Miller. Photos: www/sarasotaymca.org Sale conducted by Premium Estate Liquidators to Benefit Y programs for at-risk kids

TURNKEY PACK and SHIP business.

$69,900. For information, call Genie Barlan, Horizon Realty 941-296-5055.

Help Wanted ACT! MODEL! NOW! Looking for new faces for print, motion pictures, TV commercials. Children, adults, senior. 813-902-1722.

Positions Wanted PERSONAL CAREGIVER, available 24/7. Affordable, experienced, trustworthy, dependable. Variety of skills. Charlene 941-592-1688.

Condos/Apts. For Rent LONGBOAT KEY - FAIRWAY BAY - Two level townhouse available January-April. 2 master bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, two month min/max., no pets. Beautifully furnished. Pool, tennis and exercise room, private beach access. Call 303.440.7009 or 720.440.1779. SIESTA KEY Condo: 1BR, furnished, walk to beach, shopping, restaurants. Pool, laundry, on ground floor. Available January thru April. Pictures available. 586-978-8123.

Condos For Sale BAYWOOD COLONY Apartments. 1BR/1BA. Convenient to beach and shopping. Small pet. $55,000. Owner 941-922-3955 or 941-960-3955. FREE! What every Real Estate buyer or seller needs to know! Go to: www.yourmarketupdate.com

SUNRISE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE: Saturday, 10/19 8a.m.-2p.m. Off Clark Rd. between Honore and I-75 take Approach Rd. South. Something for everyone!

NEAR SIESTA BEACH. Castel del Mare Large furnished, renovated 1BR garden unit with water views, double width lanai. $154,000. Owner 847-651-1929.

General Merchandise MERLIN MAGNIFIER MACHINE for use in cases of macular degeneration. Perfect condition, $1200. Regularly $2500. 941-921-7630.

STONEYBROOK GOLF AND CC Beautiful first floor, 2BR/2BA, 1 car garage, golf course view. Immaculate with newer carpet. Golf, tennis, firtness, Stoneybrook has it all. NANCY CASEY, 941-966 -9072, Coldwell Banker.

Merchandise Wanted

Homes For Rent

CASH FOR Old Military Items. Swords, uniforms, insignia & old guns. Call 941-416-3280.

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

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

Personals ADOPTION: CARING and understanding Teacher and Physician Assistant promise unconditional love and education to child. Expenses paid. Sandy and Clint, 1-800-968-9851. www.sandyclintadopt.com. FL Bar #0474835.

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

Things To Do GULFSIDE MINI-VACATION IN NAPLES

Real Estate Wanted WANTED LUXURY ANNUAL RENTALS For Qualified Waiting Clients Contact - Sarasota Luxury Rentals 941-225-1356 email: info@sarasotaluxuryrentals.com Personalized attention with professional honest advice. 25 Years Experience - References available

JUST $179 PER PERSON ***

Your Mini-Vacation Includes: • Check-in Sunday through Wednesday only • Gulfside accommodations for 2 nights* • Continental Breakfast Buffet • Dinner 1 evening ($27 voucher) at your choice of 7 local restaurants plus additional 10% off 2nd evening dinner at The Turtle Club.** • Lunch 1 day ($12 voucher) at your choice of 7 local restaurants plus additional lunch per person at The Turtle Club.** • Admission to 1 of 7 local attractions (Some attractions may require additional fees)

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HOUSE CLASSIFIEDS LP # 56733

* 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

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This week’s Cryptogram answers

1. One pig admired a lady pig as she rolled in the mud. “You are so sty-lish,” he shouted. 2. Farming pop songs are suddenly hot. “Tweet about my wheat,” “All I need is Moo,” and “Bye Bye, Sty” are all high on the top forty list.


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Cleaning

SPACIOUS AND Stunning Luxury on Sarasota Bay. You could toss a pebble from the window into the water (but you wouldn’t). Lawrence Pointe 2BR plus office, 2.5BA, 2200+ sq. ft. Completely renovated 2011; beautifully furnished and equipped. Walk to downtown, St. Armands, Van Wezel. 3 month minimum Jan-Feb-Mar $7,500/month including weekly maid service plus security, taxes. No smokering or pets. Email for photos spaciousandstunning@gmail.com. 941-383-9729.

BRAZILIAN CLEANING Service by Maria. Residential/ Commercial. Meticulous Cleaning. Excellent References. Free Estimates. Reliable. Lic./ Ins. 941-400-3342. FREE ESTIMATES! Call Dotty, detailed cleaning. 24 Years Exp. Lic./Ins. Residential/Commercial. Looking for year-round customers! We accept all major credit cards. Dottie, 941-321-6645.

Computer Services COMPUTER TECHNICAL Support. H/W & S/W problems solved. Virus/Malware removal; data recovery; Networking/ Internet Issues; Upgrades; A+, Network+ Cert. Tech. Navy trained electronics tech veteran. 941-225-0046. OWN A MAC/iPHONE/iPAD? MacTutor has 21+ years experience teaching Apple products. I speak English, not “Geek”! (941) 812-3887 www.FLMacTutor.com

STEVE ALLEN FLOOR COVERINGS

Furniture Repair

PROFESSIONAL TILE & MARBLE INSTALLATION

ALBERTO’S REFINISHING Of Fine Furniture, Antiques, Gold Leaf, Cane, Rush, Upholstery. Quality Work. Call: 941-296-5427.

20 YRS. EXPERIENCE

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

955-4888

BETTY’S HOUSECLEANING Service. Residential and Commercial. High quality cleaning. Reasonable rates. Licensed. References. Call 941-650-6180.

AUTO SERVICE

Service, Sales, Installation Complete Systems Starting at

225000

$

COMPUTER

Paintless dent repair & detailing too!

ALTERATIONS/UPHOLSTERY

Frank Beck Upholstery

4541 Clark Road, Sarasota

941-923-2564 BOAT SERVICES

SMS Mobile Marine Service GPS/Fishfinder Installation • Outboards I/O’s • Inboards Call for appointment • 941-232-3523 CERTIFIED & INSURED

GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am - 3pm • Weekends by appointment

in the Service Directory 123716

ESTABLISHED 1975!

Call today to reserve your space

Since 1967

955-4888

Patios - Driveways - Sidewalks

941-724-4278

Custom Surfaces Inc.

Lic. # 46264

123018

“Specializing in 6” Seamless Gutters”

15505 Lemon Fish Dr. Bradenton, FL 34202 Office 941-650-9790

Mercy’s Cleaning Service Licensed • Free Estimates

Driveways • Sidewalks

941.955.4888

singleturtle@aol.com

ATTORNEY

3687954-01

Also Laying Stone

Reasonable Prices

552-5766

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SALES & SERVICE NEW & REFURBISHED NETWORKING DSL AND CABLE SETUPS TRAINING BACKUP & RECOVERY SETUP, INSTALL, UPGRADE AFFORDABLE RATES

3204 Gulf Gate Dr., Sarasota (Across from the Library)

35 26

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586-4791

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Quality Furniture Made With Fine Wood Built-Ins • Entertainment Centers • Armoires Computer Desks Dining Room Tables • Hutches Furniture Repair & Refinishing • Cabinet Refacing

122027

123685

VIRUS & SPYWARE EXPERTS! LAPTOP REPAIR SPECIALISTS

Free Estimates

REFACE OR NEW IN BAMBOO

Law Office of

Sharon M. Guy, P.A.

Licensed & Insured

CUSTOM WOODWORKING

PC & LAPTOP REPAIR

On Site or In Shop

918-8587

The Observer Service Directory Call 955-4888 to reserve your space.

COMPUTER

WILLS, TRUSTS, PROBATE, ELDER LAW

Servicing the Sarasota area since 1999

DEAD ON TARGET

• One Time, Weekly, Monthly • Res./Comm. • Move Ins/Outs • Carpet Cleaning • References • Free Est. ★ Very Affordable Rates ★

Ph. 376-4228

3675768-01

“No Job Too Small”

ADDY’S CLEANING SERVICE

THIS SPACE COULD BE YOURS! Call for more information about The Service Directory!

Office in Palmer Ranch 8586 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238

724-1395

Cell (941)

Licensed • Insured Lic. #25393

• POLY-PEBBLE / EPOXY • TEXTURED CONCRETE • RESEAL & REPAIRS • INTERLOCKING BRICK PAVERS Free Serving Sarasota 355-1148 Estimates Since 1979 SARASOTA • BRADENTON • VENICE

Michael Koch Concrete, Inc.

Commercial and Residential Best Prices in Town

We Use Organic Products

DECORATIVE SURFACES FOR: PATIOS, POOL DECKS, DRIVEWAYS, ENTRYWAYS

Free Estimates

• Move Ins/Move Outs House/Condo/Office Cleaning/Carpet & Floor Care

Yoder Aluminum Inc.

3680493-01

922-3157

CLEANING Call Liz for the Best Price

Insured

Sharon M. Guy

Residential Concrete Specialist

Unique Cleaning Service

ALUMINUM

Dustin Yoder gutterman1980@gmail.com

LACIVITA CONCRETE

State Lic. CR CO25291

122030

Allow me to do my very best for you!

CONCRETE

122806

In shop free estimates Pick up and delivery services available

123349

Honesty • Integrity • Quality • Value

123686

DOCKSIDE BOAT REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE

Home Furnishing Restoration and Upholstery Specialist!

941• 925 • 2447

PRESSURE WASHING: Residential and Commercial. ECO Cleaning. Roofs, lanais, pool areas, etc. Roof coating also. 941-756-4570.

Full Service Scratch & Dent or Collision Service We do it all. We get it right! 120347

941-465-5208

JACK'S DETAILED Pressure Washing. Homes and flat work, window washing, pool decks. Free estimates. Licensed and Insured. 941-979-7095. E-mail: kwantj@yahoo.com

Call Gary Auto Body & Paint Inc. 123159

Commercial & Residential

Gulf Gate Village 6568 Superior Ave., Sarasota, FL 34231

Pressure Cleaning

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AIR CONDITIONING

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.

CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATE 726-1802 LIC/ INS

SELL IT!

Cleaning

Insured • License #CACA44874

Home Improvement/ Remodeling MITCHELL HANDYMAN. Painting, Carpentry, Tile, Pressure Cleaning. Total Home Improvements, Repairs. Small and large! 941-284-8488.

CUSTOM PAINTING, Wallpaper Removal. Quality work at a reasonable price. Free Estimates. Established 1978. Call Daniel at L.L. Armstrong Contracting. Lic./Insured. 941-323-5074. 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, rlsteakley60@gmail.com

YOUR DESIGN - YOUR CHOICE OF WOOD

38314

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

BANYAN TREE Construction, LLC Design Build - 941.724.9633 High Quality remodel, additions, & new Fairfax Corp. CGC02495

NEW TV - CALL ME

Carpentry

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.

122987

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

ND SPARKLE. We are a family business experienced in both home and office cleaning great rates. Call for a quote. 941-330-4466. Email: norgrasi@hotmail.com

122028

Auto Transport

Painting/Wallpapering

HOUSE CLEANING, housekeeping, pet sitting, window washing. Excellent services by European couple. 941-350-8072.

122029

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

Masonry ALL TYPES OF MASONRY Specializing in concrete driveways, pavers, decorative concrete, stone work, patios. Call for free and honest estimates. 941-525-2435

122802

Air Conditioning

General Contractors

121884

Adult Care Services CAREGIVER IS available for traveling, baths, meds. Possible live-in. Full time or part time. References. 941-545-5992.

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PRO Sliding Glass Door Repair

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Dave McCarthy

Are You Having Dryer DifďŹ culties?

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MO V I N G

WE ONLY CLEAN DRYER VENTS WE USE SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT

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MOVERS

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941-705-5468

Residential

3680109-01

Commercial

12335

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DRYWALL

CHALMERS DRYWALL

Watching your home when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re away

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â&#x20AC;˘ Repair â&#x20AC;˘ Remodel â&#x20AC;˘ New Construction Licensed/Insured â&#x20AC;˘ Free Estimates

780-3788 â&#x20AC;˘ 822-0436

Maintenance - Repair -Installation

15% OFF

Franklin Kenny â&#x20AC;˘ Electrical Contractor

rain sensors 122990

of Sarasota

3690387-01

PAINTING

A FULL SERVICE IRRIGATION COMPANY

LIGHTHOUSE ELECTRIC 377-2272

Operator/Owner

IRRIGATION

122811

ELECTRIC

Lic. #ER0013984

Dave McCarthy

20 any irrigation

122032

Phone (941) 704-4278 Fax (941) 538-3781 dmccarthy114@hotmail.com

$

WALLPAPER REMOVAL, PAINTING, FAUX FINISHES, WALLPRINT

T N I A LPR IGN â&#x20AC;˘ Wallpaper Alternative Ideas â&#x20AC;˘ Color/Design Consulting L S A E â&#x20AC;˘ Drywall/Texture Repair W D

â&#x20AC;˘ Family Owned/Operated â&#x20AC;˘ References/Insured/Licensed

$ OFF repair over 100

CALL 24/7 â&#x20AC;˘ RESIDENTIAL SPECIALISTS FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS!

Call us at 941.349.4800 FREE ESTIMATES Serving SW Florida since 1991

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122125

DOORS

121638

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121867 38056

122033

954-1878

PAINT JOB BOYS LLC

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941-966-0333

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PET SERVICES

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(941) 966-2960 PLUMBING

Lic. & Ins.

724-2945 Clean Professional Reliable Affordable

OF G ALL SERVIN OUNTY FOR C RASOTA

123730

122113

Any Plumbing Service in October

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941-349-4455

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941-755-6300

123728

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3687676-01

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373-9299

Melanie

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5002 Lena Road, Unit 107, Bradenton, 34211 (off I75/SR70 E)

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by

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3 Document Creation 3 Special Projects

â&#x20AC;˘ Pet Sitting

941-739-5102

lawn mowers - generators - chain saws blowers - pressure washers - weed eaters air compressors - ATVs - scooters Pick-up and dirt bikes - gokarts delivery service!

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Pet Care

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122812

3 De-cluttering 3 Organization

Judith A. Merkt

123689

365-2407

Providing personal and administrative support to individuals and small businesses.

123673

957-4762 (cell #) 504-3168

Experienced â&#x20AC;˘ Insured Workerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comp

123726

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â&#x20AC;˘ Now Offering Full Service Lawn Maintenance â&#x20AC;˘Landscape Design/Renovation/Installation â&#x20AC;˘ Xeriscape Experts/Native Plants â&#x20AC;˘Organic Gardening & Fertilizing â&#x20AC;˘ Sod Repair â&#x20AC;˘ Drainage Solutions â&#x20AC;˘ Seasonal Clean Up, Remulch â&#x20AC;˘ New Pavers & Paver Repair

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123355

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Licensed Lic. #38333 References

PERSONAL SERVICES

Native Son Landscaping, LLC

HOME REPAIR SERVICE

) Carpentry ) Indoors ) Remodeling ) Ceramic Tile ) Water & Fire Damage ) Kitchen/Baths

or PaintJobBoys@AOL.com

123731

LANDSCAPING & LAWN

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122046

123351

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966-5094

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PER $ HOUR References can be supplied We are bonded, very honest & trustworthy handymen.

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Buy 1 grab bar & get 1 FREE 122405

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536-6577

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484-4576

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COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL Interior & Exterior Pressure Washing Pool Decks Drywall Repair Family Owned & Operated

GLENN KROECKER

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119513

122489

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123226

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12373

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123721

Mark Scaperotta

Residential & Commercial

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Pressurewashing

• Best Price on Palm Trimming Call Bob • Storm Preparation, Hauling & Mulching • Landscape Design & Installation 780-2267 • Monthly Shrub Pruning Licensed Landscape ANY OUTDOOR PROJECT & Insured

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Licensed & Insured | 35 years of experience in Sarasota

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Florida State License # CC1329883

REALTORS

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Dennis Yoder

LEAKY ROOF?

*****

GULF GATE ROOFING INC.

Just thinking of Selling? or Just Looking at Availability? FREE BRAINSTORMING

38 Years Experience

Specializing in Re-Roofing & Repairs All Work Guaranteed

Contact Dennis 941-376-0372

941-228-9850

denyoder34@gmail.com

*****

5145 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key • Sarasota, FL 34242 Dennis was the founder of Big Olaf Creamery, Siesta Key 1982

Joe Murray, Owner

Specializing in Palm Trees • Tree Trimming & Removal • Yard Clean Up Family Owned & Operated

(941) 737-4305

Licensed & Insured

Licensed & Insured

10 Years Experience

925-8448 WINDOWS

Lic./Ins. se Window Washin i r n Su and Pressure Cleaning g

Res./Com.

123357

Experience You Can Count On!

FREE ESTIMATES

Serving Sarasota for 27 Years

Free Estimates. All Work Guaranteed. ONE STOP TO ALL YOUR ROOFING NEEDS

Call 955-4888 to reserve your space.

Owned & and Operated by NRT LLC

Protecting your home since 1996 123733

Mark Scaperotta Operator/Sole Proprietor

A Limb OnService Out Tree

3673529-01

Licensed and Insured 941-544-1066 cell

Serving Sarasota/Manatee area since 2004

ROOFING

123356

Roofs, Pool Cages and Decks Driveways, Deck/Paver Sealing

123729

Team Up Today With Classifieds • 941-955-4888

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top2bottompressurewashing.com

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118 Mill Run East Bradenton, FL 34212

12373

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Fully Insured

Environmentally Friendly

“Leave Your Dirty Windows To Us”

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10%

Free Estimates

State Licensed Contractor #CCC057066

5.00

OFF + Additional $

For Senior Citizens Prices Include:

2 Bath Mirrors • 2 Fans • Tracks • Screens

122415

Fast Quality Service at Reasonable Rates Ins./Lic. #RF0048866

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Lauren Wood will perform selected Poe readings at this year’s performance.

IF YOU GO ‘Poe at the Crosley’ and the House of Horrors Live theater performance with the Poe’s House of Horrors When: 6:30 and 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 through Thursday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 27, through Wednesday, Oct. 30 Where: Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail

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Last year’s room themed after Poe’s “HopFrog” (top) and “Mask of the Red Death” (left).

Cost: Tickets $20; $10 for House of Horrors only Info: Call 722-3244, Ext. 0 or visit PowelCrosleyEstate.com for more information. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com. Mazzu took a tour of the Powel Crosley with two of the tourism directors at the time. He stepped out into the courtyard and re-

marked that it would be the best place for Shakespeare. In 2004, he directed the first theater program: Shakespeare’s “Twelfth

Night.” Mazzu prefers Christmas at the Crosley the most. “I love the warmth of working with Charles Dickens,” he says. When sitting in the great room, it’s easy to picture the grounds decorated in greenery; it would make a picturesque performance space for cheery Dickens. With a knockout view of the water, the grounds are also great for weddings and events. But, this year — it’s a killer spot for murders. “It’s going to be a mysterious year,” Mazzu says with a laugh. In January, he’s planning “Murder at the Crosley” featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work. “Not many people know this, but Poe was the originator of the first detective story,” he says excitedly. “(His character) Auguste Dupin, was the first detective; it’s who Sir Arthur Conon Doyle modeled Sherlock Holmes on.” Mazzu pictures Poe as a personable man — not some deranged author cooped up at late hours of the night getting drunk and smelling of opium. Although many believe Poe died from alcohol, Mazzu thinks differently. He says Poe loved animals and has read studies that suggest Poe’s death was the result of being bit by a rabid dog. Mazzu likes to believe Poe led a fairly clean life and harbored his tortures and torments, just like anyone else. “I think I could have hung out with Edgar Allan Poe and chatted with him,” Mazzu says. “That would have been delightful.”

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Five things that inspire Gary Mazzu: 1. Actors I work with —Because the actors bring their own creative energies to anything we work on together; whether it’s Shakespeare, Dickens or Oscar Wilde. Everybody brings a sense and sensibility to it that’s just a Shakespeare delight. 2. Authors — The work of authors, most of them who are no longer with us. 3. Music — The wealth of music Poe I’ve had the opportunity to listen to and play is inspiring. 4. Athletes — I’m inspired by people who in sports can attain that highest level of focus, concentration and athleticism. 5. Patrick Murphy and Viola Spolin — He introduced me to her. She wrote “Improvisations for the Theatre” in the ’60s, and I worked with her in the ’70s. Her work has been tapped into and used Spolin by everyone. All of the improv troupes you see first utilized her work or offshoots of her work.

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Sarasotans celebrate Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday would have been Thursday, Oct. 10 — the day Sarasota Opera hosted a celebration and open house. The normally quiet Selby Public Library was filled with live opera performances. Then, patrons walked the red carpet from the library to the Sarasota Opera House where they could roam freely. There were backstage tours, wig-and-costume demonstrations, performances in the lobby and opera house, and a rehearsal room where attendees learned the familiar music “Va, pensiero” from Verdi’s “Nabucco.” At the end of the evening, guests enjoyed cake and a group singa-long of the song. In 2016, Sarasota Opera will complete its Verdi Cycle — playing every note Verdi ever published. Sarasota Opera is the only company in the world pursuing such a feat.

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One young patron in line said, “I bet there’s one person for every year Verdi was born.” There were hundreds of people that attended the Sarasota Opera House for the celebration.

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special celebration. Confessore conducted a sprightly reading of Nicolai’s overture to “The Merry Wives of Windsor” to get things going, followed by Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, in B minor, which was the longest work on the program. Saint-Saens’ whirling Bacchanale from “Samson and Delilah” was followed by the well-known Hungarian March from Berlioz’s “Damnation of Faust.” And then came a nostalgic performance of part of the “Two Elegiac Melodies” by Grieg, the rollicking “Perpetual Motion” by Johann Strauss Jr., a dated but charming arrangement of Porter’s “In the Still of the Night” and, finally, an energetic reading of the Russian Sailor’s Dance from “The Red Poppy” by Gliere. See what I mean about a hodge-podge? Times were different when they programmed that way. Of course, there were also no cell phones to interrupt the music (as there were Saturday night) and there was no air-conditioning to cool the audience and keep the instruments in tune. There was also probably no clue about the future of this ensemble that grew from a few music-loving instrumentalists to a fully professional orchestra that can stand among the finest in the country. As Confessore said at the conclusion of the planned program, “Back 65 years ago, they did encores.” And so, we heard two more pieces. At the request of Sarasota Orchestra’s new music director, Anu Tali — who spoke to the audience via video — the ensemble played an excerpt from the slow movement of Dvorak’s symphony, “From the New World.” It was the portion that contains the reflective folk song, “Going Home,” evoking a sense of the new Estonian conductor’s feelings about coming to this new world. But, rather than ending on that wistful note, the orchestra geared up for a stirring delivery of the finale from Stravinsky’s “Firebird,” proving that our orchestra is, indeed, at home with various styles and has an even brighter future ahead. — June LeBell

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RINGLING INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL Read excerpts from reviews below and full reviews online at YourObserver.com. // Stephen Prutsman & The Aeolus Quartet This season’s Ringling International Arts Festival was smaller than in past years but still offered some stunning — and unusual — performances that ran the gamut from dance and theater to chamber music and films. The event that came closest to what we think of these days as a concert, was a showing of Buster Keaton’s 1924 silent film, “Sherlock, Jr,” a clever, rollicking, imaginative, creative bit of small-screen movie-making that proves the 21st century doesn’t have quite the lock on innovation we think it has. Pianist/composer Stephen Prutsman put together a charming score that he and the Aeolus Quartet performed, live, as we were sent hurtling through time to a gentler, funnier and, yes, more ingenious way of life ... — June LeBell

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// Leev Theater Group’s ‘Hamlet, Prince of Grief’ When you think “Hamlet,” you tend to think big. Vast historical recreations on stage and screen. Big performances. Rolling words by John Gielgud or Laurence Olivier. Rolling eyes by Mel Gibson. The play’s the thing, after all. And it’s a very big play. But Iran’s Leev Theater Group thinks small. Their recent adaptation, “Hamlet, Prince

of Grief,” now Courtesy photo playing at the Rocío Molina RIAF festival, features masterful direction by Mohammad Aghebati, a 40-minute script by Mohammad Charmshir and a single actor, Afshin Hashemi, in the title role. Minimal staging, too: a single table and chair with a big screen behind it ... — Marty Fugate

// Rocío Molina ‘Danzaora y Vinática’ Rocío Molina’s flamenco performance at the Ringling International Arts Festival, “Danzaora y Vinática,” was hypnotizing with the rhythms created by Molina’s movements, the traditional Spanish ballads, strums of the guitar and hand clapping that kept the beat. Molina is truly passionate about the flamenco style and has been awarded for her skill and creativity in the dance style. “Danzaora y Vinática” begins on a dark stage lined with microphones along the floor, so the audience can clearly hear the rhythms created by Molina’s feet in her dance sequences as she beats her heels, stomps and drags and brushes the floor while turning and jumping in different geometric formations ... — Anna Dearing

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