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Moving forward in her studies. PAGE 1B

YOU. YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

VOLUME 41, NO. 9

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YOUR TOWN

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018

Ready, set, SEASON Condos and businesses staff up, spruce up for the crowds. PAGE 3A

Celebrate with us! As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are inviting all residents and Longboat Observer readers to join us Oct. 17 for coffee and doughnuts. Anytime between 7:30-9:30 a.m., readers can stop by our office, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive, and pick up a copy of our special 40th anniversary issue, plus grab a coffee and doughnut and mingle with the staff. For questions, call 383-3468.

CLEANUP CREW

Volunteer teams collected discarded fishing line to keep fish and other wildlife safe. SEE PAGE 6B

Katie Johns

The Broach School students Jason and Zyanne Miller, Chloe Manes, Gannon Dasilva and Joseph Ganpat, with their teacher Cassandra Thomas, volunteered Oct. 6 at Sarasota Bay Watch’s ninth annual monofilament cleanup. Courtesy images

Fire designers The Longboat Key firefighters tested out a new skill recently, but it had nothing to do with venting a roof or fogging down a fire. The men and women at each station had the chance to share ideas and create a patch symbolic of their firehouse. Station 92’s patch relies on a snarling shark, with golf clubs in its mouth, as a “Defender of the Greens.” Over at Station 91, the crew considered using a swan, but ultimately settled on a muscle-bound pelican to represent the wildlife on the Key. While the main Longboat Key Fire Rescue patch always will be used to represent the department, these individualized patches are an added bonus to allow the firefighters to create and express themselves. Eventually, the two patches will be made into decals and will be placed on the trucks of each station.

A+E

‘Angel’ of the orchestra, Bea Friedman dies at 98 A philanthropist who donated without fanfare, ‘Queen Bea’ leaves behind a legacy of giving. SHANE DONGLASAN COMMUNITY REPORTER

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eatrice “Bea” Friedman never missed an opening performance of Sarasota Orchestra’s Masterworks concerts. From her view at Seat 10, Row 11, she witnessed hundreds of performances. Her love of classical music and the people in her community inspired more than 40 years of giving back to the orchestra. File photo

SEE BEATRICE, PAGE 15A

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$8,055

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$4,180

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$4,180

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$7,135

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$6,080

$6,080 $6,080

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$6,080

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$7,050

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$8,035

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$6,445

$6,445

$6,445 $6,445

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$5,140

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$5,240

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$5,240 $5,240$5,240

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$8,020

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$8,020 $8,020 $8,020

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$8,070

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$8,070 $8,070 $8,070

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$8,000

$8,000 $8,000

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$8,000

NOW NOW $29,910 NOW $27,310 $35,380 $27,310 $27,310 NOW MSRP $29,910 MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP NOW $35,050 $33,330 $35,380 $43,450 $33,330 NOW $35,380 $35,050$35,050 $43,450 $33,330 $47,910 $47,910 $25,310 $39,910$47,910 $25,310 $39,910 $25,310 $38,210 NOW NOW $38,210 $43,450 NOW $39,910 $38,210 NOW NOW NOW NOWNOW NOW NOW $27,310 $35,050 NOW $38,210 $43,450 NOW $25,310 $33,330 $35,380 NOW $39,910 $47,910 $29,910$29,910 MSRPMSRP

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2018 EXPLORER 2018SPORT EXPLORER 2018 EXPLORER SPORT SPORT2018 EXPLORER PLATINUM EXPEDITION XLT 2018 EXPEDITION 2018 EXPEDITION 2018 EXPLORER PLATINUM 2018 EXPEDITION XLT 2018 EXPEDITION XLT- XLT -MAX MAX- MAX2018 2018 EXPEDITION LIMITED 2018 EXPLORER PLATINUM 20182018 EXPEDITION XLT 2018 EXPEDITION XLT EXPEDITION LIMITEDLIMITED 2018 EXPLORER SPORT EXPLORER 2018 EXPEDITION XLT 2018 EXPEDITION XLT - MAX 2018 EXPEDITION LIMITED STK#:2018 JGC81509 STK#: JGB03712 STK#: JEA38560 STK#: JEA43040 STK#: JGC81509PLATINUM STK#: JGB03712 STK#: JEA38560 STK#: JEA43040 STK#: STK#: JGC81509 STK#: JGB03712 STK#: JEA38560 STK#: JEA43040 STK#:JEA12820 JEA12820STK#: JEA12820 STK#: JGC81509

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$7,205

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$9,240

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$8,575

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$6,010

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$8,765

$8,765 $8,765

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$8,765

NOW NOW $44,310 NOW $44,410 $44,410 $52,985 $44,410 NOW MSRP $44,310 MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP NOW NOW $51,515 $52,985 $59,720 $51,515 $55,750 $52,985 NOW $59,720 $51,515NOW $55,750 $59,720 $71,375 $71,375 $46,510 $46,510 $55,750 $46,510 NOW NOW $53,710 $62,610$71,375 $53,710 $62,610 $53,710 NOW NOW NOW NOW $62,610 NOW $51,515 NOW $46,510 $55,750 NOW $44,410 $52,985 NOW $53,710 $59,720 NOW $62,610 $71,375 $44,310$44,310 MSRPMSRP

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$7,615

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$7,615 $7,615 $7,615

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$7,195 $7,195$7,195

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$10,690

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$10,690 $10,690 $10,690

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$10,305

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$10,305 $10,305 $10,305

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$7,065

$7,065 $7,065

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$7,065

NOW NOW $24,810 NOW $27,910 $41,110 $27,910 $38,600 $41,110 $27,910 $41,110 MSRP $24,810 MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW $32,425 $38,600 $51,415 $36,105 $38,600 NOW $51,415 $32,425$32,425 $36,105 $51,415 $68,475 $68,475 $28,910 $28,910 $36,105 $28,910 NOWNOW NOW $61,410$68,475 $61,410 NOW NOW $61,410 NOW $32,425 NOW $28,910 $36,105 NOW $27,910 $38,600 NOW $41,110 $51,415 NOW $61,410 $68,475 $24,810$24,810 MSRPMSRP

NOW

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$7,195

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2018 F-150 KING RANCH 2018 F-150 KING RANCH 2018 F-150 KING RANCH 2018 F-250 XLF-250 2018 F-250 LARIAT 2019 F-250 KING RANCH 2019PLATINUM F-250 PLATINUM 2018 F-250 LARIAT 2019 F-250 KING RANCH 2019 F-250 2018 F-250 XL XL 20182018 F-250 LARIAT 2019 F-250 KING RANCH 2019 F-250 PLATINUM 2018 F-150 KING RANCH 2018 XL 2018 F-250 LARIAT 2019 F-250 KING RANCH 2019 F-250 PLATINUM STK#: JFD32030 STK#: JEB57159 STK#: JEC05085 STK#: KEC03638 STK#: KEC74716 STK#: JFD32030 STK#: JEB57159 STK#: JEC05085 STK#: KEC03638 STK#: STK#:F-250 JFD32030 STK#: JEB57159 STK#: JEC05085 STK#: KEC03638 STK#:KEC74716 KEC74716 STK#: JFD32030 SAVINGS

$4,090

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$4,090 $4,090 $4,090

STK#: JEC05085

$5,065 $5,065$5,065

SAVINGS

$6,010

SAVINGS SAVINGS SAVINGS

$6,010 $6,010 $6,010

STK#: KEC03638 SAVINGS

$5,120

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STK#: KEC74716

$5,120$5,120 $5,120

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$5,170

$5,170 $5,170

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$5,170

NOW NOW $67,610 NOW MSRP $67,610 MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP $71,700 $71,820 $76,030 $41,675 $71,820 NOW $76,030 $71,700$71,700 $41,675 $76,030 $79,080 $79,080 $36,610 $36,610 $41,675 $36,610 NOWNOW $65,810 $70,910 $73,910$79,080 NOW $65,810 $71,820 $70,910 $73,910 $65,810 $70,910 NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW $73,910 NOW NOW NOW $71,700 NOW $36,610 $41,675 NOW $65,810 $71,820 NOW $70,910 $76,030 NOW $73,910 $79,080 $67,610 $67,610 MSRPMSRP

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$5,065

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One of the first places to begin noticing an increase of cars and traffic is the Publix parking lot on Bay Isles Parkway.

Season’s greetings Longboat springs into action getting ready for fall’s influx of population.

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ctober on Longboat Key is when the humidity and afternoon downpours begin to take a break and all those autumn colors begin to change. Not the leaves, the license plates. With the population of the island poised to triple in size in the coming months, condominiums, small businesses and even the town itself are sprucing up for the arrival of the first wave. Early sightings of the ubiquitous car haulers have been reported, dropping off their loads while — sometimes — parked illegally in Gulf of Mexico’s center lane. Businesses say their seasonal visitors appear undeterred by the red tide outbreak earlier this summer that is still lingering off Longboat’s coast, though the effects of the toxic algae have been less noticeable in recent weeks. “A minimal number of people have canceled,” said Dia Wilson, a Longboat Realtor and manager of Wagner Realty Longboat Key. “The red tide has not affected us. I had two people come in today.’’ At the Blue Dolphin Café on Gulf of Mexico Drive, Manager Jeanine Stebbins said the eatery’s walls have been painted and new artwork has been added. The restaurant, popular with Longboat’s breakfast and lunch crowds, will add six people to its 10-person roster by January as part of its seasonal upswing. “We’ll be adding one person in October, two in November, that sort of thing,” said Stebbins, waving around the mostly empty restaurant. “By January, you won’t recognize this place.” Added Nejama Gomez, a Blue Dolphin waitress, “The people are definitely beginning to come back.” The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, also on Gulf of Mexico Drive, recently rolled out its new $200,000-plus renovation of its

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Jeanine Stebbins, Riley Helm and Nejama Gomez of Blue Dolphin will soon be joined by more staff.

dining room and bar area. The restaurant, which closes for two weeks in late summer, remained closed an extra three days to ensure work was completed. Also, The Chart House is spending $500,000 updating its interior, something the restaurant has not done in decades. The work is being done overnight, after the restaurant closes, to ensure diners will not be disturbed, said Dean Diorides, Chart House’s general manager. The town of Longboat Key keeps its buildings in good shape year-round and did not do anything significant this year for its returning residents and visitors, said Public Works Director Isaac Brownman. “Our buildings are in good condition from an exterior look and feel standpoint; we do not have plans of painting,” Brownman said in an email. “We always maintain the rights-of-way in clean-cut condition. The winter months have less need for mowing frequency by nature.” Longboat Key police recently added a veteran, part-time police officer to its force, giving the town one part-time officer, 18-full time officers, and one volunteer who serves mostly as a boat patrol officer. The part-time officer started earlier this month. Longboat Fire Rescue begins seeing a rise in calls for service

beginning in mid-October, Chief Paul Dezzi said, which peaks in March. His department is staffed consistently throughout the year with eight to 11 firefighters on duty at any time, working in training sessions during any downtime. Some of the town’s condominium buildings, built in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, are also working on their appearance as their residents begin returning. At the Bayport Beach & Tennis Club on Bayport Way, where 75% of its condominium owners head north during the summer, there’s a variety of landscaping projects taking place, said Jim Wolf, property manager of the 136-unit residential development. “We’re spruced up and looking sharp,” he said. Like with any property management company, Wolf said he began about two weeks ago hearing from winter residents with requests to air our their condominiums before their arrivals. “They start leaving in April,” Wolf said. “The stuff we do every year is more routine than anything.” Over at the Villa Di Lancia Condo Associates on Gulf of Mexico Drive, new roofs are getting put on both its buildings, said Gretchen Striker, the property manager. “We’re trying to make sure it gets done,” said Striker, who couldn’t say how much is being

spent on the replacement of the roofs, which are original and date back to 1998. “Hopefully, this will get done in a couple of weeks.” In addition to the new roofs, a new elliptical machine and two treadmills were added to Villa Di Lancia’s exercise room, she said. “We had a pretty ambitious schedule this year,” Striker said. “We’ll paint next year.” Other Longboat Key condominium developments that have launched renovation projects include Seaplace Association, which is renovating its clubhouse for $450,000, That project, targeted for December completion, includes the installation of new doors, new tile, appliances, lighting, artwork and a 24-foot door that opens to the gulf. Over at Aquarius, just north of the former site of the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, management sought the cooperation of the demolition contractor to wrap up work on the north end of the property first, before residents began to filter back south. The Resort at Longboat Key is targeting late November for completion of its south-end entrance project. This project includes the construction of a new guardhouse, new plants and vegetation and a $100,000 entrance sign. There are also plans for water features that will be surrounded by seasonal plants.

Some things going on around town to get ready for the return of seasonal residents: n Longboat Key’s year-round population hovers around 7,300 but rises to near 20,000 in the height of the season, typically in February or March. n The Police Department recently hired an experienced parttime officer just in time for season. n The fire department typically sees calls for service increase beginning in mid-October and peaks in March. n Restaurants are gearing up with physical improvements and staff additions. n Condo communities are wrapping up seasonal maintenance work to be finished before residents return.

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Longboat police hires part-time officer

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Retired lieutenant joins town’s force.

The Longboat Observer is celebrating its 40th anniversary all year with a look back through the decades.

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NEWS OF THE DAY Maybe you’re familiar with the condo complex at 2121 Gulf of Mexico Drive. En Provence seems like a nice place. In fact, a unit there is for sale for more than $3.5 million. But, did you know that before it was opened in 2002, the property was home to a nearly 10,000-square-foot home owned by Charles and Phyllis Savidge? And it was demolished 18 years ago this week? The property was sold to the condo developer for $10 million, and the home subsequently demolished. Demand for the new units was strong: 43 applicants vied for the 21 available spots, paying between $1.6 million and $4.6 million. It took about a week to demolish the home, which was built in 1987 on the 5.8-acre lot.

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Maj. Martin Sharkey of the Longboat Police found himself in hot water while boating in the gulf near the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, and we don’t mean the comfortable, 85-degree kind. Vice President Al Gore was visiting, but Sharkey said he thought 2 miles offshore was just fine. Not so fast, said the voice from a nearby Coast Guard cutter, which told Sharkey he had violated a restricted area.

The sunny weather motivated John Michael Bobianski and his family to move from Massachusetts to Longboat Key. But it was the lure of getting back into law enforcement that drew Bobianski, a veteran police officer, out of retirement and into a part-time position with the Longboat Key police force. “I’ve worked for police since I have been 19 years old,” said Bobianski, 55, a native of Springfield, Mass., where he was a member of that city’s police department for 33 years. “It gets in your blood,” he said. Bobianski was sworn in last week. “He has exceptional qualifications,” Police Chief Pete Cumming said of his new hire. “We have a growing community and he was best suited for the job.” Bobianski, a resident of Longboat since January, will work 24 hours a week. With his hiring, Longboat’s police force now has one part-time officer, 18 fulltime officers, and one volunteer who serves mostly as a boat patrolman.

FROM THE FILES OF COPS CORNER On Oct. 5, caller notified police because he had just purchased a waterfiltration system and quickly discovered the same model sold for less at another store. Caller was advised his case was civil in nature.

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He retired earlier this year as a lieutenant with the Major Crimes Investigative Unit of the Springfield Police Department. He completed crossover certification at the Law Enforcement Academy at St. Petersburg College and has passed the Florida Law Enforcement Exam. “We love the small-town feel and the fantastic beaches,” he said. “Most surprising is how empty the beaches are, but the traffic congestion during the season is very surprising.” Bobianski and his wife, Katy, have three children; Megan, 28, who lives in Osprey; Ryan, 25, of Longboat, and Kacie, 24, also of Longboat. The Bobianskis also have a grandson, Christopher.

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facility,” Public Works Director Isaac Brownman wrote in an email. “The work will include recreation center programming and size analysis, conceptual layout and design elements, and cost estimates. Some of this work has already been done in the past on this, so this effort will be to update those original concepts and analyses.” The current 1,350-square-foot building was donated in 1984 to the town by Murray “Murf” Klauber, owner of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. Klauber had purchased the old Far Horizons Resort and donated that resort’s old tennis clubhouse to the town and even paid to have the building moved to its location in Bayfront Park. “It’s an old wooden building that needs to be redone,” said Mark Richardson, the town’s Streets, Facilities, Parks & Recreation manager. “It’s showing its age.” In 2003, then-Mayor Jim Brown chaired an advisory committee that recommended a new, $5.9 million rec center on the property, but voters rejected the idea in 2004.

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The Longboat Rec Center in Bayfront Park was donated to the town in 1984 by Murray “Murf” Klauber.

Longboat revisits need for updated rec center Idea resurfaces with $40,000 set aside to look into possibilities.

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ongboat Key is using $40,000 it put aside in this year’s budget to determine whether it needs a new recreation center at Bayfront Park. It’s a project that has been dis-

cussed for years but was rejected by voters in 2004. The idea of building a new center is being revisited by town officials because the existing facility is falling behind the town’s needs. “This (the $40,000) is to hire an architect to review the potential for a new recreation center

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The town had just finished building a new Town Hall and fire station and voters were worried about too much spending. In 2011, an architect was hired to combine elements of the 2003 plan with a revised Bayfront Park vision. Public workshops in 2012 led to resident feedback, but commissioners put the plan on hold. Now with the town partnering with Ringling College of Art and Design on the Longboat Key Arts, Culture and Education Center, which will include a black box theater, town officials are looking again at the idea of building a rec center, albeit a smaller version of the one planned previously. “All of its electrical work and plumbing is outdated,” said Richardson, adding that the building needs an elevator for seniors who have trouble navigating its stairs. The recreation center is still a popular destination, regardless of its age, Richardson said. Between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, around 4,300 people came to the center to participate in events, such as fitness classes. By comparison, the center drew 3,300 people a year earlier. Brown applauds the renewed efforts but worries the project may have to start all over again. “There is no one here that was here 10 years ago,” said Brown, adding that the town now has a new manager, and new people at the Planning, Zoning and Building Department, as well as Public Works. “No one has any idea of the hours already put in,” he said. “This needs to be done, but we don’t have to reinvent the wheel.”

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Above: Longboat Key’s $1.1 million beach project on the north end was completed in September. Right: Longboat Key’s north-end beach, as it appeared just before the renourishing project began.

Longboat keeps eye on distant hurricane Michael’s impact may not affect recent beach nourishment.

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ess than three weeks after Longboat Key finished its $1.1 million beach nourishment project on the north end of the island, town officials are waiting to see how the project holds up against offshore Hurricane Michael’s waves and higher tides. “Regardless of where the sand is placed, the risk exists that ero-

sion from a named storm during a given season can occur,” Public Works Director Isaac Brownman said in an email. “Permitting, funding and timing to service our residents in the area was such that this was a good time to do the project,” he said. “Our beaches have experienced erosion from named storms in the past, and we work to seek out state funding to help recover funding for beach nourishment.” The hurricane was expected

to pass about 200 miles offshore while closing in on the Panhandle. A landfall near Panama City Beach was expected Wednesday. As the center passes north of Longboat Key’s latitude, winds and waves from the southwest and west were expected to build along the coast. Longboat lies just outside the Storm Surge Watch area, which extends north from Anna Maria Island. Longboat Key posted on its website Monday that the hurricane will bring water levels 1 to 2 feet higher than the normal high tides. Sand and bags were available to town residents who live in low-lying and flood-prone areas at the Broadway Beach access. The town advised beachgoers to take precautions and be aware of rip currents and high surf as a result of the passing hurricane. Swimming and surfing are not advised, the town said on its website. Longboat lost 61,700 cubic yards of sand on four of eight gulf-facing portions of its beach from Hurricane Irma in 2017, according to a July study done by

Olsen Associates Inc., the town’s coastal engineer. The town’s recently completed nourishment project replaced sand on 600 feet on the gulf side that had been washed away. Brownman said he is not worried about the hurricane’s potential impact on the just-completed nourishment project. “Depending on the location, speed, intensity and direction of the storm, some level of erosion can occur,” he said. “We will monitor the beach condition once the storm passes.” Beach erosion has been going on on Longboat’s northern end for years. The town has been doing beach nourishment projects since 1993 and has had more than 3.3 million cubic yards of sand placed along the island’s 9.3-mile shoreline. Town Manager Tom Harmer said the next beach project will be the north-end groin project, which involves the construction of five groins to curtail beach erosion. Three of the groins would be placed on the west end of Greer Island, colloquially known as Beer Can Island. The $12 million project is in the process of getting the necessary permits from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. If approved by state and federal agencies, then construction of the groins could begin in late 2019, or 2020, town officials have said.

TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OCTOBER 16, 2018 Please take notice that the following public hearing will be held on October 16, 2018, at the request of Unicorp National Developments, Inc. (“Applicant”), a property owner and agent of property owner(s) for the property located at 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive to adopt proposed amendments to Title 15, Land Development Code, Chapter 158, Zoning Code, of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Longboat Key: ORDINANCE 2018-23 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 158: ZONING CODE OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 158.142, TEMPORARY USE AND STRUCTURES: PERMIT REQUIRED; AMENDING THE CODE TO ALLOW ON-SITE SALES AND PROMOTION OF RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNITS TO OCCUR PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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Longboat lands contractor for underground utilities project The project will improve cellphone service throughout Longboat. SUZANNE ELLIOTT STAFF WRITER

Dropped cellphone calls in Longboat Key may soon join eighttrack tapes and rotary telephones as relics of the past. Longboat Key officials have tapped Danella Utility Construction Inc. as its preferred contractor for its $48 million neighborhood project to bury the Key’s utilities. That part of the project will then allow for the burying of fiber optic lines, and ultimately the installation of new technology to improve the Key’s notoriously bad cellphone service. “Cellphone service is better on the south end of the island because we have taller buildings to place antennas on,” said Commissioner Randy Clair. “There are very few buildings on the northern end that are two to three stories high.” But first, the town must negotiate a contract with Danella for the underground work. Those talks are underway. Town Manager Tom Harmer said talks are being fast tracked so work on the project, which would eventually place all of Longboat’s utilities underground, could start by the end of the year. “Once we successfully negotiate a contract, the contractor will be obtaining a construction stag-

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As part of a previous project, the town used FPL’s permits and contractor to run a 4-inch conduit under Longboat Pass during a related drilling project.

ing and storage area for materials management and then ultimately will mobilize to begin underground construction of electrical and other facilities,” Public Works Director Isaac Brownman said in an email. “At this time, the plan is to start at the south end of Longboat Key. A Notice-to-Proceed date will be established once a contractor is on board.” Also included in the town’s request for proposals, albeit a separate project, are streetlights with smart technology, which could be used to support cellphone service. There are two conventional cell towers that service

Longboat Key, one on City Island near Mote Marine Laboratory and another in West Bradenton on Cortez Road. Companies that have responded to the streetlight contract include AT&T Business, Knight Sky, SmartTecPort and Waterleaf International. Town staff are evaluating each of those company’s proposals. Once they select a finalist, they will begin negotiating a contract for that portion of the project. The genesis of Longboat’s undergrounding project goes back to 2015 when voters approved a plan by the town to borrow up to $25.2 million to bury utilities,

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such as electric, telephone and fiber optic lines throughout the island. Assessments to property owners will cover the remainder of the cost. Plans call for Longboat to own both the fiber and infrastructure, which will reduce the cost of high-speed Internet for residents. Phase one of the construction will be in the Country Club Shores in the south end, while the second phase of the five-phase project is from the Zota Beach Resort to Buttonwood Cove in the northern section of the island. The third phase will be Buttonwood Cove South to Country Club Shores, followed by Dream Island Road south to the Zota, and the final phase, Zota south to Buttonwood Cove. “Our intent is to meet in the middle,” Harmer said. The town is also reviewing proposals from four different companies — American Dark Fiber, Foresite Group/Avata Networks; Pinpoint Holdings Inc./Waterleaf International LLC and Ting Fiber Optic Inc. — to install the fiberoptic backbone. A contractor for that portion of the project is expected to be chosen later this month. And if everything goes as planned, the project should be finished within three years of the first shovel digging into the ground. Town officials are hoping that putting all the town’s overhead utilities underground will increase power reliability, hurricane safety and island aesthetics.

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his week marks the second and final installment of analyzing the meaning and effects of the 12 proposed state constitutional amendments on the November ballot and our recommendations. Last week’s Our View focused on Amendments 1 through 6. This week, we examine Amendments 7 and 9 through 13. The Florida Supreme Court struck Amendment 8 from the ballot:

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AMENDMENT 7: First responder and military member survivor benefits; public colleges and universities.

Most Floridians instinctively would say these two measures are the proverbial “slam dunks.” By all means, make clean water and clean air constitutional! But for starters, it was wrong to bundle these two proposals. They should be separate. Nevertheless, the merits and consequences: Vaping: Why is it OK to create smoking rooms in public airports, but not OK to let private citizens operate a workplace of smokers who choose that environment? To put a constitutional ban on smoking and vaping in the workplace is discrimination and government intrusion into individual freedom. What’s more, why is it not discrimination when you ban an employer from allowing smoking and vaping in the workplace, and yet if an employer declines to hire smokers and vapers, he would be sued for discrimination? In both cases, the employer loses: his freedom to manage his property and his freedom to decide whom to employ. Offshore drilling: We all know the environmental arguments against drilling. They’re all about the environment and tourism. But at what price? Imagine another energy crisis — prices skyrocketing, the poor unable to afford electricity, transportation costs crippling the economy. Then it turns out there is a huge supply of natural gas 11 miles off Florida’s coast. Tapping that supply could reverse the crisis. Alas, a constitutional ban would prevent any drilling. You never know. Both of these measures should be addressed legislatively, not in the constitution. We recommend: Vote no.

Grants mandatory payment of death benefits and waiver of certain educational expenses to qualifying survivors of certain first responders and military members who die performing official duties. Requires supermajority votes by university trustees and state university system board of governors to raise or impose all legislatively authorized fees if law requires approval by those bodies. Establishes existing state college system as constitutional entity; provides governance structure.

In past years, we have supported property tax breaks for military veterans and first responders. This proposed amendment falls into that category — bestowing a privilege on the families of those who are killed in the line of duty. Unfortunately, the proposal is vague. It doesn’t specify amounts for death benefits and educational expenses. It says the state “shall waive certain educational expenses.” Voters have no idea to what they are being committed. The second part of this amendment, in effect, restricts government’s ability to tax. State universities’ governing bodies are notorious for raising tuition and imposing new fees. Indeed, we all know the cost of college has risen far faster than cost of most consumer goods and services. Any measure that limits or restricts the power of government is always a plus for liberty. The third part of this measure attempts to codify in the constitution for Florida’s state colleges, formerly the community colleges, the same governing structure that oversees the state’s university system. You can make the case that this makes sense. Both systems should be governed similarly. But another way to look at this is that approving this cements in the constitution another governing bureaucracy. Keep this in mind: Once this is in the constitution, it would take 60% of Florida voters to remove it, which is highly unlikely. What if one day it makes sense for all of Florida’s public universities and colleges to be governed by one set of trustees and a board of governors? If this amendment passes, that option is virtually eliminated. The governance of state colleges can be addressed through statutes; it doesn’t need to be in the constitution. This amendment is a mishmash of good intentions, vaguely worded. We recommend: Vote no. AMENDMENT 9: Prohibits offshore oil and gas drilling; prohibits vaping in enclosed

Prohibits drilling for the exploration or extraction of oil and natural gas beneath all state-owned waters between the mean high water line and the state’s outermost territorial boundaries. Adds use of vapor-generating electronic devices to current prohibition of tobacco smoking in enclosed indoor workplaces with exceptions; permits more restrictive local vapor ordinances.

AMENDMENT 10: State and local government structure and operation

Requires Legislature to retain Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Ensures election of sheriffs, property appraisers, supervisors of elections, tax collectors and clerks of court in all counties; removes county charters’ ability to abolish, change term, transfer duties or eliminate election of these offices. Changes annual legislative session commencement date in even-numbered years from March to January; removes legislature’s authorization to fix another date. Creates office of domestic security and counterterrorism within department of law enforcement.

Another bad case of bundling — four issues in one amendment. Florida government has a Department of Veterans Affairs; it’s just not mandated in the state constitution. The Legislature and governor could abolish it, but c’mon, they wouldn’t dare — not with nearly 1.6 million active duty, reservists and

veterans living in the state. Codify an office of counterterrorism in the constitution? How the state’s law enforcement officers manage their resources should be up to them and the needs of the times, not cemented in constitutional concrete. Who cares, other than lawmakers, about the start date of the Legislature on even-numbered years? Whatever. But the most crucial part of this amendment would take away voters’ home-rule powers. While uniformity in the elected offices of Florida’s 67 counties makes sense, most people also know that government is best when decisions are made locally and not dictated by the state. The crux of this amendment would reduce voters’ freedom to govern themselves. We recommend: Vote no. AMENDMENT 11: Property rights; removal of obsolete provision; criminal statutes Removes discriminatory lan-

guage related to real property rights. Removes obsolete language repealed by voters. Deletes provision that amendment of a criminal statute will not affect prosecution or penalties for a crime committed before the amendment; retains current provision allowing prosecution of a crime committed before the repeal of a criminal statute.

It’ll be a wonder if Floridians understand this amendment. You need to know the background. But first, a telling factoid: Of all the proposed amendments the Constitutional Revision Commission approved, this one received the widest margin of approval: 36-1. Commission members justify the bundling of these three disparate measures as removing three outdated provisions in the state constitution. Property rights: In 1926, Florida added a provision to the constitution that prohibits foreign-born people not eligible for citizenship from owning, disposing or inheriting property. Historical accounts say this was intended to stop Asian farmers from coming into Florida. Other states have had similar provisions ruled unconstitutional and repealed the law. Florida has not enforced this provision. So members of the CRC overwhelmingly believe it’s time to remove it. Indeed. “Obsolete language”: In 2000, Florida voters approved an amendment to create a highspeed rail system. Four years later, voters repealed the amendment. But the language creating the rail is still in the constitution. This amendment would remove the obsolete language. Criminal statute: This is the most important part of Amendment 11. In 1885, Florida adopted a constitutional provision that said whatever the sentence is at the time a crime occurs, that’s the sentence, even if future Legislatures reduce the sentence for the same crime. This is known as the “Savings Clause.” Florida is the only state with this law. Amendment 11’s language would remove the ban of changing sentences retroactively and give the Legislature the authority to do so.

It comes down to fairness: If a criminal is sentenced at the time according to what the law prescribed, is that the price the criminal should pay — even if the law is later changed? Or should he be afforded an opportunity for a lesser sentence if a new law reduces the crime’s sentence? It’s not as if there will be wholesale releases of felons. This provision will give the Legislature the flexibility to change sentences retroactively. We oppose bundled amendments. But this one leans in the direction of expanding freedom. We recommend: Vote yes. AMENDMENT 12: Lobbying and abuse of office by public officers

Expands current restrictions on lobbying for compensation by former public officers; creates restrictions on lobbying for compensation by serving public officers and former justices and judges; provides exceptions; prohibits abuse of a public position by public officers and employees to obtain a personal benefit.

Few things irritate voters more than former elected and public officials becoming rich, fat-cat lobbyists. Amendment 12 would triple the amount of time former public officials would be barred from lobbying their former colleagues. But consider: Information, experience and wisdom are all forms of currency. Then there is this: The older the colder. The longer you are out of the game, the less your value. Sure, intuition says: “Ban the bums!” But this proposed sixyear ban can also be construed as government overreach into individuals’ free speech and pursuit of happiness. It would limit individual freedom. Truth is, no one would need lobbyists if lawmakers had the gumption to quit creating laws that favor one group at the expense of another. Six years is too long. We recommend: Vote no. AMENDMENT 13: Ends Dog Racing

Phases out commercial dog racing in connection with wagering by 2020. Other gaming activities are not affected.

This one brings to mind the 2002 amendment that banned confining pregnant pigs in certain types of enclosures. The matter should have been addressed legislatively. But like the pigs issue, banning dog racing will play on people’s emotions. Just a thought: If we’re going ban dog racing in the constitution because of the perception that racing is bad for dogs, perhaps Floridians should consider banning high school, college and pro football. It’s bad for brains. Dog racing is waning. Rather than clutter Florida’s constitution with provisions on dogs and pigs, let the marketplace determine the future of the sport. Its declining economics most likely will bring it to an end. We recommend: Vote no Next week: The local charter amendments.

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Childhood visits inspired site for dream home I herald from Westchester County, New York. I first visited the Colony in the late 1950s with my older brother and parents and recall vividly the small, one-story cement block units with terrazzo floors and carports (I believe) and of course, the small pitch and putt golf course on shell, of all things! We returned to the Colony in 1962 with some other families from our hometown of New Rochelle, this time in our rented gold colored two-door Chevy Impala, (I’m a car guy so I remember cars) which we

rented on the east coast after taking the train from New York to Miami. It was just following that trip when I returned to my fourth-grade class at Roosevelt Elementary School, where our assignment was to write a short story about our recent vacation. I seized that opportunity to pen “The Trainride to Love,” chronicling my romance with one of our friends’ daughters, whose name will be withheld at this time to protect the innocent! As you can see, my early visits to The Colony were memorable and led to many return trips to Longboat Key with our eventual purchase of land on Sandhamn Place in 1992, where we constructed our dream home in 1996 and

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Our health care system in this country is absurd

Please stop using the word “socialism” as if it is a profane word. Do you decry the interstate system, Medicare or Social Security, which are all “socialist “ concepts? Why is the U.S. the only industrialized country in the world that does not have some sort of government health care for its citizens? Are all of the other countries wrong? As far as costs go, taxpayers in this country already pay for health care for those citizens who are uninsured through subsidies to hospitals and emergency personnel and ER rooms every time an uninsured person visits a hospital for emergency care or is injured where emergency medical technicians are needed. Imagine of the increased costs incurred in an emergency situation because those individuals did not have access to some managed care prior to the illness or disease becoming exacerbated for lack of care in its early stages. So the argument that we are not already paying for uninsured people’s care is specious. The fact is, citizens of this country pay the highest amount for medical care than any other country but get inferior quality. Our present health care system in this country is broken. It would make total sense to change the whole system and put tax dollars into reasonable managed care systems that would benefit all citizens. It is time to take the obscene profits being made by insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies at the expense of our citizens and put it in a truly functioning system for all of our citizens. And yes, health care should be a right. It is too essential to the well-being of our citizens not to be. It’s also the right thing to do.

Regarding your opinion that “health care is not a right.” I have to agree with you but also completely disagree with your shortsighted opinion. You might have at least said it is a privilege. You are obviously in the top 10% of wage and wealth in the United States. We are not living in the 19th century. This is the modern world. We are the only civilized nation that does not support our citizens who have poor health. We are probably the only advanced country that lets our middle class citizens go bankrupt trying to pay for needed health care. Your example “Harry” may be an idiot, but he is a human being. Without health care he is sentenced to death. Your path is clearly death. He may deserve it due to his own stupidity but there are many more who don’t. Our current medical care system is absurd: $13,000 for an overnight stay in a hospital is absurd. But in fact a large part of that cost is because the hospital is covering the cost of treating uninsured people. I once met an Englishman. He had walking pneumonia. He visited a doctor, paid the fee and was told to go to the hospital. They wanted his credit card and an incredible advance of $20,000+ to “assure payment.” He died a week after returning to England. You are quick to condemn but have no solution. Perhaps you should do some investigation into other countries, their spending, their problems and their successes with healthcare. HERMAN REICH OSPREY

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Two Key resorts on tops-of-Florida list Three local resorts made the Top Resorts in Florida list for the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2018, including two on Longboat Key. The Resort at Longboat Key Club was ranked 19th, and The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota was ranked at 27. Zota Beach Resort was ranked for the first time since its opening in June 2017 at 30. “We are incredibly grateful to the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveler for recognizing our resort as one of the best in Florida,” Roy Padgett, general manager at Zota Beach Resort said in a release. “This is a testament to the hard work and commitment that our associates have put into creating a memorable and remarkable experience, and for that I am thankful.” More than 429,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers voted for resorts based on service, ambiance and wanderlust. Carillon Miami Beach Wellness Resort was ranked No. 1.

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Firefighter promoted to lieutenant Longboat Key’s Fire Rescue Department has a new lieutenant. Brandon Desch, a firefighterparamedic with the town since December 2008, was promoted in a special ceremony last week

at department headquarters. Chief Paul Dezzi presided over the ceremony, and Desch’s wife, Rebecca, did the honors, pinning the lieutenant insignia on her husband’s uniform. Before coming to the Longboat Key department, Desch served as a firefighter in Bradenton from 1999-2008. In addition to his normal duties, he

Oct. 13. The 33rd annual Jaguar Concours de Elegance will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will feature Jaguar automobiles from across the country including antiques and current classics. The displayed automobiles will be judged in a variety of classes. Special recognitions and club winners will be announced after 3 p.m. and official trophies will be presented during an awards dinner later. A few days later, Oct. 18 is the monthly St. Armands Circle Ladies Night. From 5-9 p.m., women can enjoy 15% off discounts, raffle prizes and refreshments at participating stores and restaurants. That weekend, the St. Armands Boat Show, sponsored by Cannons Marina of Longboat Key, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday, Oct. 20, and Sunday, Oct. 21. The free event will showcase the newest models from Grady-White Boats and Yamaha Outboards.

“We look forward to this event every year,” Cannons Marina co-owner David Miller said in a statement. “St. Armands is the perfect setting for a boat show — a great place to stroll and explore some incredible boats alongside the Circle’s fantastic boutiques and restaurants, and all just steps from the Gulf of Mexico.” Cannons Marina employees will be on hand to answer questions. Closing out the month Oct. 31 is the 10th annual Fright Night on St. Armands. This free event takes place from 6-9 p.m. all around the Circle. Stores and restaurants will be offering candy to trick-or-treaters, so don’t forget your costumes. Around 8 p.m. the Sarasota High School Music Department will be performing “Thriller.” For information on any of these events, visitstarmandscircleassoc.com.

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Friedman died Oct. 4 at her home in Sarasota. She was 98. “She told me that she and her husband had a lot of fun making money, but she had way more fun giving it away,” said friend Phil Mancini. To her friends and the community, she was lovingly known as “Queen Bea” and “Lady of the Lobbies” for her generosity. Friedman was born in New York City on April 9, 1920. She came to Sarasota with her husband, Allan, from Chicago. Together they ran the family business, AlphaType, which made phototypesetters for advertisements. Allan had an innate appreciation for music, which he shared with his wife and children. Every night, he played his favorite records for the family and taught his daughter, Ilene, and two sons Sy and Harvey how to play the piano. He attended every piano lesson when they started learning under a professional tutor. The Friedmans began vacationing in Longboat Key in the early 1970s. During one of their trips, they attended a concert at the Florida West Coast Symphony, which became the Sarasota Orchestra in 2008. The performance left an impression on Allan, who told Bea they should get involved with the organization the next time they were in Sarasota, but he never got that chance. Allan Friedman died in 1975 after suffering a heart attack. Six years later, Bea sold the business and moved to Longboat Key yearround.

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Bea Friedman, center, with her daughter, Ilene, and son Harvey.

Friedman was committed to memorializing her husband through music. In 1981, she joined the board of the Sarasota Orchestra, where she became a dedicated volunteer and donor for more

than 35 years. She created the annual Allan Friedman Memorial Concert, which brought accomplished pianists from all over the world to play in Sarasota. In 1996, she gifted $1 million to

the orchestra, the organization’s largest donation to date. The building that houses the orchestra is named in her honor. Her philanthropic work helped shaped the Sarasota Orchestra into the renowned institution it is today. “We often say she was an angel on earth,” said Joseph McKenna, president and CEO of the Sarasota Orchestra. “It was never about her feeling the need to be recognized. She made these gifts because she knew it was important. The greatest recognition was actually the pleasure she received from observing others benefit from her generosity.” Friedman cared deeply for the musicians and the staff at the orchestra. One of her endowment gifts in the 1980s established the Sarasota Orchestra’s first retirement program. Mancini described Friedman as “everyone’s favorite grandmother.” She was pragmatic and candid but also radiated warmth and enthusiasm. Mancini, co-proprietor of Michael’s On East, worked with Friedman for more than 30 years catering the hundreds of fundraising events Friedman was known for throwing at her home. Mancini and his staff would eagerly wait for Friedman’s call the morning after catering an event. “If Bea said it went well, it made our week, but if she said we had to improve on a few things, she

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would tell us we would get it right next time,” Mancini said. Friedman was passionate about food, and one of the ways she expressed her enthusiasm was through feeding people. Lamb chops, salmon and shrimp were always offered at her dinner parties. She was especially fond of Michael’s On East’s blintzes and chopped chicken liver, but one of her favorite foods was also Popeye’s fried chicken. “As a hostess, only the best was good enough for Bea,” said friend Molly Schechter. “She would put out a spread. If there was going to be 12 people she told me to get enough food for 20. And then she would call me back and say, ‘Maybe you should order for 24.’” Friedman was a longtime resident of Longboat Key’s L’Ambiance before she moved into her Beau Ciel penthouse in downtown Sarasota. She designed and decorated both homes so she could entertain guests as a way to help raise money for the various organizations she was passionate about. Apart from the Sarasota Orchestra, she made notable contributions to the Women’s Resource Center and the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. “Her enthusiasm for giving was contagious,” McKenna said. “Her friends and other members of the community became attracted to the orchestra and other organizations she was a part of because they saw the impact that Bea helped create.” Friedman is survived by her daughter Ilene, who lives in Sarasota, along with her sons Harvey and Sy, two grandchildren Aaron Friedman and Ariel Frank, and four great-grandchildren.

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11 Colony buildings have been demolished Work progresses on project, beachside structures must wait for turtle-nesting season to end. ERIC GARWOOD MANAGING EDITOR

Demolition of buildings at the site of the former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort is in full swing, with 11 of the once-iconic spot’s two-story buildings gone. Following a ceremonial launch of the demolition project in July at 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, the work to clear the property began in earnest about a month later, working first on the buildings forming the northern perimeter, then moving to the opposite site of the property. Unit owners in the Aquarius condominium requested Unicorp National Developments Inc., the demolition contractor and developer of the St. Regis Hotel and Residences on the site, finish the work on their side of the property before the influx of winter resi-

dents began. John Thanasides, president of subcontractor Sonny Glasbrenner Inc. and superintendent for the site, said asbestos had to be removed from some of the buildings before demolition could begin. That process is ongoing. Thanasides said he and his team can demolish a building in one day. It’s the removal of the debris that takes some time. That’s because local trucking companies, which can haul 60,000 pounds of material off the site in one load, are busy. Demolition of the site is scheduled to take 120 days, as permitted by a town emergency demolition order. That gives contractors until December to complete the work. Residential buildings are first in the plan to be knocked down, followed by beachside structures late in the process, because of sea turtle nesting. That season ends Nov. 1. Unicorp, which has town approval to redevelop the property into a five-star hotel and condo project, made a zero-dollar bid to demolish the buildings on the property in preparation for construction.

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Incumbents Daly, Spoll prepare for re-election Three commission spots open in March election. SUZANNE ELLIOTT STAFF WRITER

Incumbents Jack Daly and George Spoll have both taken steps to seek re-election to the Longboat Key Town Commission, joining Commissioner Jim Brown who filed his re-election paperwork in August, months before the Nov. 13 deadline. No challengers to the sitting commissioners have yet filed to run. Daly, 82, a Norwich, Conn. native, said he is running again in the March election because there are a number of issues in the town he is involved with that he wants to see come to fruition, including changes in the zoning code, the $48 million project to bury and upgrade the town’s utility connections and creation of a Town Center that would include the Longboat Key Arts, Culture and Education Center, a joint project with the Ringling College of Art and Design. “I add value to the commission,” said Daly, a Club Longboat resident who served on the town Planning & Zoning Board before being elected commissioner. Daly, a former chief executive

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officer of Columbia Gas’ distribution companies who also has a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, also supports adding more public pickleball courts. He tried the sport, which uses a smaller version of a tennis court, last year and called it contagious. In Longboat, a commissioner is elected to a two-year term and can hold office for three consecutive terms, or six years. Both Spoll

and Brown do not face term limits. If Daly is re-elected, however, he will not be able to run for office again for two years. To run for office in Longboat, a candidate needs to designate a campaign treasurer and campaign account information, according to the Town Clerk. Plus, he needs to sign a Statement of the Candidate, which verifies he has been provided with a copy of the Florida election law and understands it. The last two requirements are a statement of financial interest and a signed candidate oath. Also, the candidate needs to file a petition with the signatures of 10 registered voters with the Supervisor of Elections in either Sarasota County or Manatee County, depending where his residence is located. There is no filing fee because Town Commission members are not paid. Spoll, 84, the Longboat mayor, has picked up his documents to run for office again, according to the Town Clerk. Spoll also served as Longboat from 2009 to 2011. Spoll, originally from West Harford, Conn., is a retired MITtrained architectural engineer and home builder, according to his biography in Preserving Our Coastal Waters, a Longboat nonprofit whose mission is to improve coastal waters. He did not immediately return calls for comment.

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Elaine Kopatz Rose (1933-2018) of Newport Beach, California, formerly of Northville, Michigan, Longboat Key, Florida and Poughkeepsie, New York, passed away on September 21, 2018. She was born and raised in Sullivan County, New York, was a graduate of Cornell University and retired from IBM in Poughkeepsie. Survivors are a daughter, Julie K. Kurcz (Joseph), a son, Eric W. Kopatz, a grandson, James J. Kurcz, a sister, Irene Wagner and several nieces. She was pre-deceased by William M. Kopatz and William J. Rose. Private services and inurnment at a later date in New York. Donations appreciated and may be made to: Michigan Parkinson Foundation, 30400 Telegraph Rd. #150, Bingham Farms, Mi 48025. Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Wurtsboro.

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U.S. in good position regarding trade Little of our economy is actually exported as a percentage of GDP.

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ariffs are generally bad. They are taxes, paid directly to the government. When added to the cost of goods, tariffs make everything more expensive. Most important, free trade has been essential to the prosperity America has enjoyed during the past 200 years, since our first trade war in 1807. In 1807, the English and French were involved in war and Thomas Jefferson, not wanting to incite either and get into the war, simply closed our ports. Our ships were being boarded at sea, and U.S. sailors were being impressed into the English and French navies. This ultimately led to the War of 1812, which, for the first time in our history, established the United States as a power to be dealt with, economically and militarily. No trade wars are “won,” as they are fought at the expense of the consuming public. However, a drain of a country’s capital

outflowing to any one particular trading partner is really a transfer of wealth from one country to another. At some point it must stop, or be reversed. As large chunks of wealth are transferred to another country, their power increases. This is what happened to the United States and the European powers in the 19th and early 20th centuries. So many more U.S. goods were shipped to Europe, than European goods were shipped to America, causing U.S. wealth to grow disproportionately compared to European wealth during that time. Many of us will recall a similar problem existed in the 1980s with Japan. Like China today, Japan was pretty much a closed market until the U.S. forced the issue. The result ended with the Japanese building multiple manufacturing plants in America, providing jobs for Americans to whom they were selling their products. It is this administration’s plan to bring about a significant amount of change in the balance of trade with China to make it fairer for Americans so we can keep wealth here in this country. President Trump said, “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.’’ If that’s true, why don’t trade wars exist all the time? Trade wars are not “easy” to win. We think the president meant America simply happens to be in a better position than any other country in the world to become involved in a trade war. Little of our economy is exported as a percentage of our GDP. That is not true of our major trading partners including China, Japan and Germany. We purchased, in 2017, $505 billion worth of product from China, or 2.6% of the

U.S. GDP. While it is disruptive, and while it causes purchasing agents to scramble for alternate suppliers, 2.6% of our GDP is small In 2017, U.S. enough to replace and purchased overcome.

current market, primarily due to record corporate earnings, and an excellent future earnings outlook, in spite of the Fed’s most recent interest rate hike. Is the U.S. tariff proof? The U.S. is not tariff proof, but we are a self-sufficient economy. Only 9.4% of our GDP depends upon export business. Germany, China, and Japan’s exports represent 46%, 20%, and 16% of their GDP, respectively. The U.S. is the largest customer of each of those countries.

$505 billion worth of product from China, or 2.6% of the U.S. GDP.

It is said that trade wars lead to shooting wars. Does that possibility exist? Probably not. People don’t realize the economic and military power of the free world. China and Russia make a lot of military noise in their hemisphere, but the reality is that neither one of them is in a position to become involved in anything other than a regional war. Fifty-two percent of Russia’s GDP comes from oil and gas it inefficiently recovers from huge Russian reserves. The average Russian family income has been going down the past two years, creating additional problems. China has a large population it needs to keep employed, and busy, as huge underlying potential revolts exist all over the country. Furthermore, it takes money to fight wars. The GDP of the top 12 economies in 2017 was $57 tril-

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lion. Russia and China represented only 24% of the GDP of the top 12 economies, versus the free world’s 76%. How are China and/or Russia going to compete militarily with the free world when their cash flow is less than a third of their enemies? Why is the market hitting new highs when news is dominated by the harm that will be done by this tariff war? Isn’t the market supposed to “see ahead?” The market comprises millions of bits of information that compress themselves into statistical averages. These bits of information are what is called “discounted” in the market, which means that all of the information pertaining to each stock in the market has worked its way into the thinking of investors. Investors have taken into account all the news that is available on tariffs, as well as interest rate hikes, labor news, earnings estimates and so forth. This market continues to rise because the bad news has been “discounted” as not important enough to overcome the momentum of the

This market is going to continue to set records. Every economic indicator is up, including foreign trade, which was up last year and is up significantly this year, regardless of tariffs. The reason the market continues to set records is because of investor sentiment. We can point to all of the statistics in the world, but unless people are buying stock, the market will not move. Investor sentiment, like a lot of other indexes, continues to remain at all-time highs. George Rauch, of Longboat Key, is chief executive officer of Bradenton-based General Propeller Co. Inc. and a former Wall Street investment banker.

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Delight in the coveted location of this 3BR waterfront San Remo Estates residence, on more than a quarter-acre of lush, manicured property offering views that stretch out to Sarasota Bay. The avid boater will appreciate the updated seawall, deep-water dock and lift (new in 2014). www.1363TangierWay.com $2,295,000

Wonderful waterfront value! This charming 3BR pool home in Country Club Shores is primed and ready to enjoy, rent or renovate. Just a stone’s throw away from Sarasota’s open bay, offering deep-water dock and beach access only a sunny bike ride away. www.592RangerLane.com $895,000

Direct Gulf-front retreat furnished and ready to rent or renovate! This two-bedroom penthouse residence, light and bright with an open layout, is a flourish of beautiful beach views and striking sunsets from every room. Includes covered parking. A few steps to the beach. www.WestchesterC503.com $699,000

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415 L’Ambiance Drive #C604

1065 Gulf of Mexico Drive #105 Stylishly staged and ideally ready for you to move right into! Situated in a private corner location, this light and open 3BR walk-down offers almost 2,000 SF of interior with lovely updates, a wraparound terrace and two parking spaces. www.Beachplace10105.com $699,000

1075 Gulf of Mexico Drive #101 Light and open, this 2BR walk-down is waiting for you to rent, renovate or enjoy. You will adore this lovely beachfront community, offering sunny access to many amenities. www.Beachplace7101.com $685,000

1095 Gulf of Mexico Drive #602 BRAND NEW windows and sliders throughout! This top-floor residence offers far-reaching, direct views of the Gulf and manicured community grounds. Enjoy an extended terrace, with walls of glass sliders in the living room and master suite. You can move right into this lovely retreat. www.Beachplace6602.com $679,000

GRAND BAY 3040 Grand Bay Boulevard #285

Striking sunrise and sunset views at every turn! This 6th-floor residence at L’Ambiance is waiting for you to enjoy. With its nearly 3,000 SF of interior, the 3BR Sabal floor plan offers beach-to-bay living. East and west-facing terraces offer stunning vistas that stretch on forever. www.415LAmbianceC604.com $2,395,000

535 Sanctuary Drive #B705 Spectacular sunrise-to-sunset views! This 7th-floor Sanctuary residence is offered furnished and ready for you to make it your own. The nearly 2,600 SF of this residence’s interior lives like a single-family home, with east and west-facing terraces. www.535SanctuaryB705.com $1,499,000

100 Sands Point Road #115 Spectacular sunsets abound from nearly every room of this stunningly updated 2,000 SF furnished residence. This beach home is situated directly on the white sandy beach of the Gulf, where you can walk out to pristine shores. Enjoy a spot to dock your boat. www.SandsPoint115.com $1,395,000

Sunrise to sunset views year-round! Mesmerizing 8th-floor vistas of downtown and Sarasota Bay welcome you to this lovely 3BR Biscayne residence in Building II at Grand Bay. You will love the easy access to the terrace that wraps from one end of the residence to the other. www.GrandBay285.com $895,000

2675 Gulf of Mexico Drive #501

3030 Grand Bay Boulevard #384

3545 Fair Oaks Lane

This 8th-floor Cayman residence is a flourish of breathtaking views. The charming 3BR layout lives like a single-family home, offering wonderful amenities and private beach access.

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3060 Grand Bay Boulevard #112

Move right into this charming 3BR Biscayne residence at Grand Bay. Close to many wonderful amenities, offering a wonderful wraparound terrace and beautiful views, you will adore this sunny retreat. Includes secured parking and beach access.

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Three-bedroom, direct beachfront getaway! A few steps from the pristine shores of the Gulf of Mexico, this furnished 5th-floor penthouse residence at Veinte is a unique chance to enjoy a beach home in a central location. www.Veinte501.com $1,250,000 Enjoy the ease of maintenance-free living at this 4BR Queens Harbour residence, featuring peaceful lake views that overlook the sprawling Harbourside golf course. www.3545FairOaksLane.com $995,000

6941 Bayside Drive - Long Beach A private bayfront lifestyle is waiting for you at this charming homesite in Long Beach. You can build your dream home. Custom house plans are available. www.6941BaysideDrive.com $995,000

LONGBOAT KEY 810 Evergreen Way - Cedars East Offered furnished, you will love the convenience of moving right in and immediately enjoying this 2BR townhouse residence, including its own one-car garage. www.810EvergreenWay.com $349,000

225 Sands Point Road #6105 Coveted resort-style living behind the gates of Longboat Key Club! A furnished retreat offering calming water views and is immediately ready for to enjoy as an island getaway rental. www.InnontheBeach6105.com $329,000

MANASOTA KEY 8220 Manasota Key Road - Manasota Key Relish the luxury of having the beach in your backyard! Walk a few steps from the brick pavered lanai of this 4BR, direct beach home to enjoy powdery shores and azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. www.8220ManasotaKeyRoad.com $2,095,000

6155 Manasota Key Road The best of both worlds, you will love the bay and deeded beach access a few feet from the front door of this private estate! Soaring oak trees and elaborate foliage surround this gated 3BR plus family room and office residence. www.6155ManasotaKeyRoad.com $1,695,000

OYSTER BAY 1235 North Lake Shore Drive Water views in the front and back of this 4BR plus family and bonus rooms home create an idyllic backdrop for tranquil family living. You will love the charming courtyard, wonderful updates and boating access. www.1235NorthLakeShoreDrive.com $2,395,000

1331 Quail Drive Built in 2006, you will love the unique design and exclusive location of this contemporary home. Offering an open layout adorned with glass walls of sliders and windows, allowing for seamless indoor-to-outdoor entertaining. www.1331QuailDrive.com $999,500

OYSTER BAY 4557 Camino Real This charming 4BR home is in a central location, only minutes from downtown Sarasota and unforgettable beaches. With a courtyard entry, you will adore the open layout, hardwood flooring and French doors throughout. www.4557CaminoReal.com $995,000

SARASOTA 1449 Hillview Drive - Harbor Acres This stunning coastal contemporary Harbor Acres home is move-in ready. Completely updated inside and out in 2015, the sprawling interior is a flourish of clean lines, modern upgrades, plus a beautiful new pool deck with dock and lifts. www.1449HillviewDrive.com $2,995,000

1024 Citrus Avenue - Bungalow Hill This 4BR residence is located just minutes from downtown Sarasota. Offering 3,400SF of interior, including cathedral ceilings, cook’s kitchen and plenty of outdoor entertaining. www.1024CitrusAvenue.com $1,295,000

4646 Hidden Forest Drive - Hidden Forest Private residence perfectly situated on a one-acre parcel, surrounded by lush vegetation. Completely upgraded, inside and out, this beautiful, custom-built 4BR ranch home in Hidden Forest is immediately ready for the entire family to enjoy. www.4646HiddenForestDrive.com $779,000

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Looking toward the future In September, the Plymouth Harbor Foundation awarded 17 scholarships to employees and employees’ children. KATIE JOHNS COMMUNITY EDITOR

Claudia Cavero, a CNA at Plymouth Harbor, received the Gaylord Nursing Scholarship.

five years as a CNA in the home care department, said this scholarship will help pay for her tuition and supplies. “It is really nice to know that there are some good people who want to help others,” Cavero said. Since its inception in 2012, the nonprofit Plymouth Harbor Foundation has given nearly $100,000 in scholarships. In September, the Plymouth Harbor Foundation awarded 16 scholarships to employees and children of employees as part of its employee assistance fund. “It’s sort of a win-win,” said Becky Pazkowski, senior vice president of philanthropy at Plymouth Harbor. “The first thing would be our residents are really grateful for the care. I meet with every one of our residents when they come to live here, and one thing I ask is, ‘What do you like best?’ The No. 1 answer is ‘the people,’ including residents and staff. It’s just like being a family here.” The second part is that Pazkowski said it’s a great way to recruit and retain employees.

Each scholarship falls between $1,300 and $2,000. Dee Gaylord and her late husband, Jim, started the Gaylord Nursing Scholarship. Before retirement, Jim Gaylord had owned 18 KFC restaurants and gave scholarships to those employees. He got satisfaction out of seeing them progress in their education, Dee Gaylord said. During his time at Plymouth Harbor, Jim Gaylord was critically ill. He had renal failure and needed to be checked twice a day. “They did that so well,” Dee Gaylord said. “Plus, as we were here, we watched CNAs becomes LPNs, and we watched LPNs become RNs, and we were so pleased. We wanted some way to pay back.” Funding the scholarship is a way for Dee Gaylord to feel like she and her husband made a difference. Hayden Menzies, a student at the Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences, received the Jeanette Gehrie Music Scholarship. With her scholarship, Menzies is able to take trombone and saxophone

lessons at Sam Ash Music, something her mom said might not be able to happen otherwise. Danielle Menzies, the dining services operations manager at Plymouth Harbor, said as a parent you want to be able to afford things like this for your children. “She’s a very busy young lady and puts her heart into everything she does,” Danielle Menzies said of her daughter. “It’s not just music.” In addition to playing trombone and saxophone, Hayden Menzies is on the cross-country team, she’s enrolled in the Florida Virtual School, she’s a Girl Scout and she participated in student government last year. The list continues to grow. She told her mom recently that she joined a photography club. “You never want to tell them no because they don’t know what they can’t do until they try it,” Danielle Menzies said. Hayden Menzies tried different instruments before deciding on trombone and saxophone.

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Dee Gaylord and her late husband, Jim, started the Gaylord Nursing Scholarship.

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ix years ago, Claudia Cavero came to the United States from Peru with her young son on a green card. “Basically, we had to start our lives from zero, and at the beginning, I started working as a CNA. I found that’s really my passion, my calling,” she said. Cavero is a certified nursing assistant at Plymouth Harbor. She attends Rasmussen College and plans to graduate in December as a registered nurse. Then, she wants to go on to get her fouryear nursing degree, then a master’s degree. “It feels so good helping people and taking care of my patients and my coworkers. That’s why I decided to go forward with my education,” she said. Now, the journey will be a bit easier. Cavero is this year’s recipient of the Gaylord Nursing Scholarship at Plymouth Harbor. This was the first year this specific scholarship was awarded, however the Plymouth Harbor foundation has been giving out scholarships since 2013. Cavero, who has been working at Plymouth Harbor for almost


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LONGBOAT KEY GARDEN CLUB J. MCLAUGHLIN TRUNK SHOW The trunk show will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paradise Center at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road. Along with shopping for clothes and accessories, customers can learn more about the Garden Club, the Paradise Center and Temple Beth Israel. Call 383-6493.

SATURDAY, OCT. 13

JAGUAR CONCOURS DE ELEGANCE Takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Armands Circle Park. Jaguar automobiles from across the country, including antiques and future models, will be displayed. For registration and event information, visit suncoastjaguarclub.com.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

GARDEN CLUB MEETING Takes place at 7 p.m. at the Windward Bay Clubhouse, 4888 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Tracy Fanara, program manager at Mote Marine Laboratory, and a former Garden Club scholarship recipient, will be the guest speaker. She will be discussing sustainability through innovation and citizen science. For more information, email programs@lbkgardenclub.com.

TUESDAY OCT. 16 TO THURSDAY OCT. 18

LONGBOAT KEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SMALL BUSINESS WEEK Small Business Week’s seminar series kicks off at 10 a.m. with “How to use Google and find new customers and grow!” That

evening, the Chamber Showcase will take place from 5-7 p.m. where attendees can mingle while enjoying appetizers. The week concludes on Thursday, Oct. 18 with the awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. All Small Business Week events take place at Zota Beach Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive. For information on the other seminars and for registration information, visit longboatkeychamber.com.

FRIDAY, OCT. 20

FISH, FUN AND FRIGHT Takes place from 4-7 p.m. at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway. Kids of all ages are invited to dress up in their Halloween costume and enjoy an afternoon of experiments and activities. Don’t miss the signature pumpkin-carving in the shark tank and entertainment from EveryOneRocks and Mad Science. Activities will be available throughout the aquarium, including the Goldstein Marine Mammal Center. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door for members and $16 at the door for nonmembers. For information, visit mote.org/halloween.

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Hayden Menzies received the Jeanette Gehrie Music Scholarship.

DON’T MISS WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17

40TH ANNIVERSARY COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS Help the Longboat Observer celebrate its 40th birthday with coffee and doughnuts from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Longboat Observer office, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive. In addition to enjoying doughnuts and talking with staff members, pick up a copy of our special 40th anniversary edition. For questions call 383-3468.

Scholarships FROM PAGE 1B

She tried trumpet, clarinet and flute. But, she couldn’t make a noise with the trumpet and clarinet, and too many people were playing the flute. She wanted something different. So saxophone and trombone were her perfect fit. She’s the only girl in her school to play the trombone, and both instruments challenge her, she said. She said the scholarship is allowing her to be further ahead if she were to choose to play an instrument later in life. Whether the scholarship is for music or nursing, it’s helping recipients follow their passions and reach their goals and preparing them for the future. For both Menzies and Cavero, it’s a nod to future possibilities. “I feel like I’m living my American dream,” Cavero said.

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LONGBOAT KEY SALES SOLD

LONGBOAT KEY CLUB ISLANDSIDE ESTATE Islandside golf course views are enjoyed from this home on Longboat Club Road behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club at the south end of Longboat Key. This 4 bedroom/4 bath residence offers over 4,000 SF of living space with volume ceilings, a first floor master bedroom, expansive pool deck, peaceful golf course views and a 3 car garage. This is a historically great income producing property and purchase is subject to rentals in place. Beach access nearby. MLS A4414365

511 Harbor Cay Drive

$1,950,000

SOLD

$2,100,000 WATERFRONT RETREAT IN BAY ISLES HARBOR SECTION

1241 Gulf of Mexico Drive #502 $2,865,000

SOLD

Peaceful water views are enjoyed from this 3 bedroom/3 bath canal front home which has been recently updated. The kitchen boasts quartz counter tops, new cabinetry, a large center island and all new hardware. The back porch is all new with the sitting area under a new full screen enclosure looking out over the brick paver pool deck down to the dock outfitted with lift. Private beach access is just across the road at the exclusive Bay Isles Beach Club. MLS A4414563

YOUR PROPERTY SALE HERE 1234 Any Street

$ Best Price

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$1,425,000 SUNSET, SARASOTA BAY AND CITY VIEWS

629 Rountree Drive

Dramatic east and west views are enjoyed from a 6th floor vantage through floor to ceiling sliders and multiple terraces in this 2 bedroom/3.5 bath residence with over 2,500 SF. The den is easily converted into an en-suite 3rd bedroom. Grand Bay is a pet friendly community offering resort style amenities including exclusive Bay Isles Beach Club membership. MLS A4414879

SOLD

3010 Grand Bay Blvd 456

$875,000

$1,650,000

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2 bed/2 bath with direct access to the beach from an expanded terrace. Excellent income and Resort amenities. MLS A4402351

Best priced direct beachfront at Beachplace. This 2 bed/2 bath condo has been newly renovated with an excellent income history. MLS A4406041

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Bird Key Yacht Club dines in Argentina

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ird Key Yacht Club members’ taste buds went on an international excursion Sept. 29. Members enjoyed an Argentinianthemed dinner and a performance by local tango dancers. Before dinner, attendees mingled during cocktail hour. — KATIE JOHNS

Photos by Katie Johns

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Kathy MacDonald, Lisa Adams and Mary Glynn

Mark Muse, Terri Stern and Gary Fischman

Martha Schantz and Connor Tucker

USF Sarasota-Manatee, Observer Media Group and Manatee Educational Television presents

2018 STATE LEGISLATIVE FORUM Featuring Sarasota and Manatee County State Legislative Candidates State Representative District 71 | 11:00 am Tracy Pratt, Dem. | Will Robinson, Rep. State Representative District 72 | 11:45 am Margaret Good, Dem. | Ray Pilon, Rep. State Representative District 73 | 12:30 pm Liv Coleman, Dem. | Tommy Gregory, Rep. State Representative District 74 | 1:15 pm James Buchanan, Rep. | Robert Kaplan, Ind. Tony Mowry, Dem. State Senate District 23 | 1:50 pm Olivia Babis, Dem. | Joe Gruters, Rep.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

11:00am - 2:30pm Doors open at 10:30am

Selby Auditorium at USF Sarasota-Manatee 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

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WEST OF THE TRAIL MAINLAND SARASOTA

4BR/3.5BA | 3,711 SQFT | British West Indies inspired builder’s model with 2-story great room, open gourmet kitchen, 1st floor master suite, outdoor lap pool, pergola with waterfall, & summer kitchen. Only 1 block from Southside Village. $1,899,000

LONGBEACH VILLAGE - SEA GRAPE #24 N. LONGBOAT KEY

2BR/2BA 1,170 SQFT Stunning sunsets and unobstructed Gulf & beach views from this completely updated and thoroughly enhanced direct waterfront retreat. Exquisite furnishings included. $750,000

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ALINARI #402 DOWNTOWN SARASOTA

2BR/2.5BA | 1,830 SQFT | Rarely available corner residence on the 4th floor with water views, new floors, wide open layout and 3 terraces! The perfect location steps from beautiful Sarasota Bay. $735,000

SIESTA COVE CUSTOM HOME SIESTA KEY

4BR/3BA | 4,804 SQFT | Exquisitely maintained & elegantly appointed 2-story home w/ tropical pool/spa deck in a premier waterfront neighborhood.

HARBOR HOUSE SOUTH DOWNTOWN SARASOTA

3BR/2BA I 1,705 SQFT I Sarasota Bayfront updated residence that lives like a single family home. Enjoy multiple terraces, views of the Bay from every room, and elegant appointments.

6BR/6BA | 3,203 SQFT | Reconstructed in 2003, separate 1 BR casita, beachfront pool, putting green, dazzling Gulf views, move-in-ready! www.6061gulfofmexico.com

$4,495,000

SIESTA COVE WATERFRONT SIESTA KEY

4BR/5.5BA | 4,573 SQFT | Unique & Beautifully Updated! Located in a highly sought-after neighborhood on deep sailboat water w/ dock & lift. just a few short steps from #1 Siesta Key Beach!

5BR/4.5BA I 4,893 SQFT I Beautifully renovated in 2014 this coastal contemporary home features a guest wing, screened courtyard w/ heated pool & spa, updated kitchen & baths, new roof, bonus A/C play & storage.

SEAPLACE G-6 #402 LONGBOAT KEY

4BR/3.5BA | 3,192 SQFT | Come See! Recently updated with new look and feel, situated on oversized lot behind the gates of Bay Isles with private beach access. $899,000

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BENEVA OAKS MAINLAND SARASOTA

BEACHES #103 LONGBOAT KEY

3BR/3BA | 2,122 SQFT | Plaza-level corner “walk-down” residence with spacious guest suites and private beach access from the large entertaining terrace. $1,375,000

WATER CLUB I #806 LONGBOAT KEY

5BR/5.5BA | 6,206 SQFT | Perfect family home set on one acre estate in gated community, beautifully updated kitchen, oversized swimming pool with massive backyard; move-in ready. www.3709benevaoaks.com $1,249,500

2BR/3BA + Den | 2,650 SQFT | Remarkable views of the Gulf, Bay, and sunsets from every room, 10 ft ceilings, open layout, Gulf front community. www.waterclub806.com

$1,695,000

GRAND BAY II #262 LONGBOAT KEY

3BR/3.5BA | 2,250 SQFT | Elegant 6th floor residence with panoramic Bay, City & Gulf views in a gated, pet friendly complex. Ownership includes deeded, gated private beach access. $850,000

GRAND BAY VI #613 LONGBOAT KEY

BEACHPLACE #502 LONGBOAT KEY

2BR/2BA | 1,392 SQFT | Excellent 5th floor location with sunsets, golf course, Gulf AND Bay views! Your beach retreat awaits!

2BR/2BA | 1,329 SQFT | Contemporary Capri model with East & West ‘through” views and extra-large entertaining terrace. Includes private Beach Club membership.

$499,000

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BAY ISLES BAYOU SECTION LONGBOAT KEY

2BR/1BA | 933 SQFT | Bright and fresh with 9 ft ceilings in gated, Gulf front community. Amenities include pool, fitness, tennis courts, and a walking trail.

$1,775,000

4BR/3BA | 2,371 SQFT | Custom Hiss/Peterson mid-century style home, totally renovated in 2013, with modern interior. Grounds are zero maintenance with Gator Grass and indigenous landscaping. www.1125centerpl.com

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CENTER PLACE LIDO SHORES

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$897,000

BEACHFRONT ESTATE NORTH LONGBOAT KEY

COASTAL CONTEMPORARY LUXURY SIESTA KEY

$539,000

LA BELLASARA #302 DOWNTOWN SARASOTA

3BR/3.5BA + DEN | 3,135 SQFT | 2 CAR GARAGE | Stunning waterfront views from this zen-inspired, luxurious condo featuring gourmet kitchen & built-in gas grill on terrace. www.labellasara302.com

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Sarasota Bay Watch cleans up monofilament

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he Sarasota Bay Watch and volunteers helped out local birds and marine life Oct. 6. About 25 volunteers, plus others who started off in boats, gathered at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron to help the Sarasota Bay Watch in its ninth annual monofilament cleanup. Monofilament, which is a type of man-made fiber in a single strand, used for fishing line, is commonly found around the shoreline but can be harmful to shorebirds and other animals. To aid in finding it, volunteers were asked to think as if they would if they were fishing. “It’s easy to miss it if you’re not looking for it,” Mark Rashal, sanctuary manager for Audubon Florida told the group. With bags and gloves in hand, the volunteers set off, some in boats, others by foot, but all with the hope of making Sarasota Bay and City Island a bit more monofilament and trash free. Following the cleanup, the volunteers enjoyed lunch at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron.

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LBK TOWNHOUSE with superior upgrades in every room. Two bedrooms, 2 baths, screened porch, garage. The community has great amenities including a fishing pier, kayak launch area, and a Jr. Olympic size pool. This is a pet friendly community with 2 pets allowed. This townhouse will check all the boxes on your “ must have” list. Offered unfurnished. $450,000 284411

LBK–ATTENTION BOATERS! This is the chance of a lifetime to own a wonderful bay front home for yourself and your water craft. This enchanting 3/3 residence with a den, office, garage with workshop has 154 ft. of bay frontage plus a 75 ft. view easement for incomparable bay views. Located in historic Long Beach Village on the picturesque north end, the property boasts an irreplaceable multi-slip, deep water dock with a 1227 sq.ft. boathouse. There are very few properties like this on the west coast of Florida. $2,995,000 WINDWARD BAY dazzling bay views from this 2/2 residence with an updated kitchen and updated bathroom features. You will be mesmerized by the dolphin and manatee playful activity in the marina and the quiet waters that surround Windward Bay. The community offers, pools, tennis, pickle ball, kayak racks, boat docks and deeded beach access. 2 large pets now welcome $374,900

REPUTATION BUILT ON TRUST

ESTATE SIZE PROPERTY IN HISTORIC LONG BEACH VILLAGE with a wonderfully renovated home. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, large office, 2300+ sq. ft. under air. Walking distance to beach, bay and restaurants. SOLD $1,175,000

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WINDWARD BAY amazingly stunning bay front condo residence with the highest quality renovations and finishes. The floor plan is unique, the view is spectacular and the community has many amenities. SOLD $515,000 WINDWARD BAY First floor corner residence with Bay and marina views in an amenity rich community, this residence is close to the clubhouse, pool, tennis courts and the deeded beach access. SOLD $314,900 LBK WINDWARD BAY Spectacular bay views from this corner penthouse that has been totally renovated and with high end appliances. Unfurnished. SOLD $535,000

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SLEEPY LAGOON Charming home on Gull Bayou with nothing but a conservation area across the water. This residence has a great room, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, an office and a screened lanai. There is room for all your watercraft with the 2 docks – one with a lift. Beach access is minutes away. If you treasure serene living and privacy, this may be the home for you. SOLD $559,000

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METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED 2BR/1BA mobile home is available for immediate occupancy! Large living roomdining room combination and extra storage area outside. Heated pool, rec building & active social living. $165,000

DIRECT VIEW of the Gulf from this cozy 1BR/1BA turnkey furnished condo w/on-site laundry. Enjoy heated pool, sunsets from large patio or walk directly out to the beach. Popular community, only 8 units. $369,500

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GORGEOUS TOWNHOME with many updates, granite counters, SS appl., porcelain & bamboo floors, hurricane impact garage door & windows, newer A/C. Located in popular Cedars Tennis Resort. MUST SEE. $419,000

SPACIOUS FURNISHED 2BR/2BA in Bayport Beach & Tennis Club. Open floor plan. Large MBR with office alcove, laundry in unit, front & rear patios and covered parking with storage. Deeded beach access to bay complex. $529,000

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FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY to own a charming 3BR/2BA “Old Florida” style home on an oversized canal lot. Walking distance to the beach and world renowned restaurants. $649,900

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PARADISE FOUND at Banyan Bay Club. Spacious 3BR/3.5BA turnkey furnished, pet friendly, beach to bay complex. Make this your home on Longboat today! $385,000

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NEW MODEL HOME $1,395,000 Lease back opportunities with this new model home in The Preserve At Longbeach, a new 12 home waterfront community on the north end of Longboat Key.

UPDATED SLEEPY LAGOON HOME $1,050,000 Renovated 3BR/3BA pool home on an oversized lot. Good rental property. Expansive outdoor living area w/deeded beach access.

$6,495,000 UNIQUE LBK BEACHFRONT ESTATE $12,500,000 GATED WESTWAY ESTATE Four en-suite guest rooms+ nanny suite w/ Exquisite w/ stunning views, expansive windows & playroom & secluded master suite on 200’ of pristine verandas. Dramatic pool w/jacuzzi. New dock & lift. Gulf beach.Perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining.

NEW BAY ISLES HOME $4,495,000 New construction behind the gates of Bay Isles harbor section. 5BD with 3 car garage. Deepwater dock w/bay access and deeded beach. Beautiful bay & city views.

HIDEAWAY BAY HOME $1,995,000 Exceptional open waterfront 2BR/2BA on sailboat water 165’ seawall, w/L-shaped dock. Mooring for up to 80’ yacht + 66,000 lift and second lift w/25’ cradle.

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BEACHFRONT WALK-OUT $1,395,000 Water Club 3BR/3BA - EASY ACCESS ground floor unit. Feels like a house w/ the superb amenities of the Water Club.

$1,295,000 WATER CLUB CONDO $1,595,000 SANCTUARY LBK CLUB TOWER II 8th Floor 2BD/3BA + den. Gulf & Bay views, Behind the gates Gulf Front 3 BR/2.5BA 2580 SF condo. Magnificent views from multiple terraces. Master suite beach and amenities. Gulfside & two guest suites bay side. 24 hour amenities.

LONGBOAT KEY CLUB $1,145,000 2BD/2BA 7th floor unit, steps from the resort & club amenities. Expansive Gulf and beach views. Great rental opportunity!

POSITANO WALK-OUT $3,400,000 Private pool & expansive Gulfside terraces. 3BR/3.5BA open plan w/Master beachside. Private 2 car garage.

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Longboat Key Democratic Club President Ken Marsh with keynote speaker Jill Wine-Banks and Longboat Key Democratic Club board member Robert Gary

Democrats gear up for upcoming election

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bout 500 Democrats from Sarasota and Longboat Key gathered Oct. 7 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota for a fundraising dinner featuring keynote speaker Jill WineBanks, a legal analyst and contributor on MSNBC. The event was hosted by the Democratic Club of Sarasota and Longboat Key Democratic Club. Attendees met with local candidates, and Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Chris King made an appearance at the event. “We usually host a smaller event, but this year, with it

being such an important election, we wanted to do something bigger that would generate a lot of energy,” said Democratic Club of Sarasota President Mary Clupper. “We want local Democrats to know there is a lot of work that needs to be done to help our candidates win, and we’re also so excited to get to hear Jill Wine-Banks.” Wine-Banks, who is known for sporting pins with political messages, was presented a pin by local artist Susie Fink. — SHANE DONGLASAN

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COLDWELL BANKER Sapphire Shores  |  3/4.1  |  $2,700,000 Open Sun 1-4 300 Ringling Point Drive

Hawks Harbor  |  4/5.1  |  $2,690,000 New 7064 Hawks Harbor Circle

Anna Maria Beach  |  4/4.1  |  $2,295,000 407 Pine Avenue

Country Club Shores  |  4/4.1  |  $2,200,000 Open Sun 1-4 525 Putter Lane

Manasota Key  |  4/6  |  $2,095,000 8220 Manasota Key Road

Judy Kepecz-Hays 866.600.6008 § 605134 Search A4408396 on cbhomes.com

Cindy Taliaferro 866.600.6008 § 578993 Search A4414309 on cbhomes.com

Gabe Buky 866.600.6008 § 611958 Search A4413669 on cbhomes.com

Judy Kepecz-Hays 866.600.6008 § 582912 Search A4207471 on cbhomes.com

Shayla Twit 866.600.6008 § 607446 Search A4409636 on cbhomes.com

Dona Bay-Nokomis  |  3/3  |  $1,995,000 Open Sun 1-4 301 Bayview Parkway

Bird Key  |  5/4.1  |  $1,850,000 Open Sun 1-4 411 Pheasant Way

Bird Key  |  4/3.1  |  $1,849,000 Open Sun 1-4 440 Pheasant Drive

Country Club Shores  |  4/3  |  $1,595,000 Open Sun 1-4 530 Yardarm Lane

Veinte  |  3/3  |  $1,250,000 New 2675 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 501

Kelly Mooney & Betsy Sublette 866.600.6008 § 600022 Search A4405265 on cbhomes.com

Judy Kepecz-Hays 866.600.6008 § 608347 Search A4410939 on cbhomes.com

Norma Mladineo 866.600.6008 § 544621 Search A4414178 on cbhomes.com

Joe Boguszewski 866.600.6008 § 492592 Search A4407591 on cbhomes.com

Roger Pettingell 866.600.6008 § 469851 Search A4413876 on cbhomes.com

Osprey  |  4/4.1  |  $1,248,000 Open Sun 2-5 1790 Cherry Lane

Lido Shores  |  3/2.1  |  $899,000 Open Sun 1-4 1173 Morningside Place

Laurel Oak Estates  |  4/3.1  |  $899,000 New 2936 Jeff Myers Circle

Alinari  |  2/2.1  |  $735,000 New 800 N Tamiami Trail 401

Beachplace I  |  3/2  |  $724,000 New 1115 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 205

Judy Kepecz-Hays 866.600.6008 § 503051 Search A4172686 on cbhomes.com

Lynne Koy 866.600.6008 § 594671 Search A4401654 on cbhomes.com

Kelly Rosenberg 866.600.6008 § 612637 Search A4414205 on cbhomes.com

Barbara Ackerman 866.600.6008 § 612392 Search A4414038 on cbhomes.com

Gene DePoris & Jim Weingart 866.600.6008 § 498694 Search A4413961 on cbhomes.com

Longboat Key Moorings  |  Boat Slip  |  $675,000 New 2600 Harbourside Drive B-17 B-18

Harbour Isle  |  3/3  |  $625,000 254 Sapphire Lake Drive 201

Poinsettia Park II  |  3/2  |  $579,000 Reduced 3135 S Osprey Avenue

Bayport Beach & Tennis Cl  |  2/2  |  $575,000 New 819 Bayport Way

The Strand  |  1/2  |  $519,480 1889 N Tamiami Trail 218

Nathalie Nolander 866.600.6008 § 612400 Search A4412557 on cbhomes.com

Scott Norris 866.600.6008 § 587498 Search A4413676 on cbhomes.com

Carla Rayman Kidd & Pat Tan 866.600.6008 § 503227 Search A4213288 on cbhomes.com

Igor Barmash 866.600.6008 § 612525 Search A4414013 on cbhomes.com

Angie Kaleskas 866.600.6008 § 596970 Search A4403102 on cbhomes.com

La Siesta  |  2/2  |  $499,000 New 925 Beach Road 107B

Fairway Bay I  |  2/2  |  $475,000 1932 Harbourside Drive 227

Pelican Harbour & Beach Club  |  2/2  |  $435,000 4234 Gulf Of Mexico Drive H1

Rivendell  |  3/2  |  $374,900 713 Crane Prairie Way

Broadway Promenade  |  2/2  |  $359,000 New 1064 N Tamiami Trail 1323

Linda Scheller 866.600.6008 § 557095 Search A4413716 on cbhomes.com

Taube Levitt 866.600.6008 § 490121 Search A4215013 on cbhomes.com

Carolyn Donnelly 866.600.6008 § 611971 Search A4413811 on cbhomes.com

Barbara Gahry 866.600.6008 § 538913 Search A4412195 on cbhomes.com

Martina Coppenrath 866.600.6008 § 612990 Search A4414264 on cbhomes.com

Ashton Manor  |  3/2  |  $355,000 New 5356 Ashton Manor Drive

Villagewalk  |  2/2  |  $349,000 New 7720 Camminare Drive

Silver Sands  |  1/1  |  $330,000 New 5841 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 236

South Gate Manor  |  3/2  |  $319,000 New 3229 Bougainvillea Street

Perico Island  |  3/3  |  $268,900 Reduced 330 108th Street W 101

Dan Jasmer 866.600.6008 § 613012 Search A4414267 on cbhomes.com

Kim Klee 866.600.6008 § 613325 Search A4414699 on cbhomes.com

The Gillen Group 866.600.6008 § 502274 Search A4413872 on cbhomes.com

Yerandy Molina 866.600.6008 § 612746 Search A4414421 on cbhomes.com

Gary Hoskins 866.600.6008 § 574990 Search A4198911 on cbhomes.com

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Allie, a Dandie Dinmont terrier, waits to get blessed.

Pets get blessed at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church

Five dogs and their owners attend a brief service for the blessing of the pets in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

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WHITNEY BEACH – 6700 Gulf of Mexico Drive #129 Great price and opportunity. Waterview, extended 2BR/2BA floor plan, deeded beach access, pet friendly, community boat slips. $399,999.

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JoshProvides supporters enjoy wine dinner

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THE LONGBOAT KEY EDUCATION CENTER 2018-2019 Like College, Only Better! UPDATED BEACHFRONT TOWNHOME! Modern 3Br/3Ba/2CG, pre-plumbed for elevator, custom finishes, luxury appts, granite, hardwoods, ground flr game rm w/beachside deck, main level open plan, kitch/ w/SS appls., pvt upper level MBr w/spa-like bath, gated beach comm.! MLS#A4414052 ...................................$1,589,000

SPACIOUS GATED SIESTA KEY HOME! Custom John Cannon 2-story 5-6Br/5.5Ba/2CG w/over 5,000 total SF, lr, Dr, office, bonus rm & media rm or Br6, exceptional quality & finishes, gourmet kitch., main level master, natural gas, heated pool & approx. ½ mile to beach! MLS#A4412713 ....................................$1,575,000

MODERN WEST OF TRAIL HOME! 3Br/3Ba/2CG on corner lot, energy star rated, HW, built-ins, granite, natural gas, tile, SS appls., laundry/ craft rm, MBr w/lg. closet w/built-ins, wheelchair access., huge screened lanai, solarheated pool, summer kitch., no HOA & more! MLS#A4215203 ................................. $1,450,000

LAKE AND GOLF VIEWS! Maint Free 3Br/3.5Ba/2+CG w/tile flrs, crown moldings, plantation shutters, tray ceil., built-ins, wood cabinetry, lg wic in MBr, screened lanai & paver brick in gated country club comm. w/amenities; clubhouse, dining, pool/spa, pro-shop & more! MLS#A4401766 ................................. $475,000

UPDATED W/PRESERVE VIEWS! 4Br/4Ba/Den & Bonus Rm/3CG open plan w/wood-look tile, tray ceil., central vac, built-ins, French doors, oak cabinets, granite, Corian, SS appls., new baths, pvt lanai & pool, new a/c, move-in ready close to Pineview, Legacy Trail, golf & beaches! MLS#A4414715 ................................... $500,000

PVT VIEWS ON LONGBOAT! 2Br/2Ba/Balcony w/views; harbor, marina & tennis, dbl entrances, great rm plan, tile & solar treated windows at Dock on the Bay w/resort-style amenities; deep water docks, 2 pools, spa, workshop & botanical setting, beach & fishing nearby MLS#A4401247 ......................................$300,000

4BR W/ POOL & PRESERVE VIEWS! 4+Br/3Ba/3CG. Lr, Dr, Fam Rm, Den, Bonus Rm, split plan, 12-14Ft ceil., tray ceilgs, wood cabinets, granite, tile, SS appls., aquarium glass, MBr w/sitting area & 2 WIC, screened lanai w/heated pool/spa on over half an acre near LWR! MLS#A4414270 ........... $465,000

MAINT FREE 55+ ON BAY! 2Br/1Ba/1CP+, great rm plan, wood cabinets, diagonal tile, crown mldgs, upgraded kitch. & bath, elevator to 2nd flr location, in bldg. w/amenities; storage, comm. ctr, shuffleboard, BBQ, heated pool/spa, boat docks, less than half mile to St Armands! MLS#A4411471 ...........................................$259,000

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COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Located just 3 lots in from the Bay with Southern exposure! 3BD/2.5BA home featuring tile and wood floors throughout, 12,596 sq ft of land, and 116 ft of canal front with Bay views.

BIRD KEY - Extensively renovated canal-front home! Oversized lot with 18,000+ sq of land and 150 ft of seawall. Spacious floorplan with 4BD/4BA. New bathrooms and kitchen with luxurious finishes. New roof, new plumbing & electricals, new windows/sliders, and more! 460PheasantDr.com $1,849,000

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ISLANDER CLUB - 2BD/2BA condo offering floor-to-ceiling windows with garden views & partial Gulf views. Kitchen features gray cabinetry and granite counters. Both bathrooms are updated with granite counters & tile floors. New A/C. Furnished for your convenience. IslanderClub44S.com $409,000

BIRD KEY - Sensational coastal contemporary bay-front residence featuring 4BD/4BA with 4,512 sq ft and 100 ft of seawall. Exquisitely updated in 2014 by Bruce Saba Homes. 3 boat lifts, with the largest boasting a 60,000 lb capacity - a boater’s dream! Enjoy breathtaking views of downtown and the Ringling causeway! 425MeadowLarkDr.com

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FAIRWAY BAY - Located within the resort grounds of the Bay Isles community, offering 1,316 sq ft, open floorplan, and soaring ceilings with an abundance of natural light! Enjoy 2 community pools, fitness center, deeded beach access, 24-hr security & much more! 1912HarboursideDr604.com $429,000

BIRD KEY - This enchanting 3 bedroom garden home is the very essence of European elegance. Resting on a spacious corner lot and featuring 2,881 sq ft with two levels of living. Gorgeous outdoor terrace with pool, spa, and meticulous landscaping. 445PheasantWay.com $875,000

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BIRD KEY - Oversized lot boasting 15,000 sq ft of land on a deep water canal with 100 ft of seawall. This lovingly maintained residence features a new roof from just 4 years ago, floor-to-ceiling sliders, and a spacious floorplan with 3BD/2BA + 2,674 sq ft. 422MeadowLarkDr.com $1,599,000

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COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - This pristine and updated residence is located on 11,000+ sq ft of canal-front land with 100 feet of seawall. Upgrades include beautiful new bathrooms with granite countertops, hardwood floors in all bedrooms, new A/C system, and more! 540PutterLn.com $975,000

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LO C A L LY K N OW N . G LO B A L LY CO N N E C T E D.

L O N G B OAT K E Y 524 Spinnaker Lane Julia McClung 941-356-6499 A4215922 $1,899,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 687 Jungle Queen Way Sherri Mills 941-350-7112 A4212705 $1,670,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 511 Harbor Gate Way Ian Addy, PA 941-961-8850 A4414563 $1,425,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 3030 Grand Bay Boulevard 352 Lee Dillon 941-928-5012 A4407175 $1,049,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 3261 Bayou Road Sylvia Zimmerman 941-350-5022 A4402083 $975,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 2120 Harbourside Drive 658 Mel & Jan Goldsmith 941-356-6673 A4411090 $945,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 5461 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 204 Cathy Meldahl 941-724-7228 A4205326 $925,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 5481 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 207 Janet Walter 941-232-2000 A4207880 $899,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 3040 Grand Bay Boulevard 264 Ian Addy, PA 941-961-8850 A4414879 $875,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 730 Penfield Street Saint Cacchiotti & Marie Monsky 941-809-0787 A4205383 $849,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 3415 Winding Oaks Drive 8 Mel & Jan Goldsmith 941-356-6673 A4210727 $849,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 1145 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 202 Ian Addy, PA 941-961-8850 A4406041 $837,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 2120 Harbourside Drive 612 Mark Huber 941-356-2435 A4409211 $709,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 2425 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 2F Mel & Jan Goldsmith 941-356-6673 A4167488 $679,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 690 Jungle Queen Way Chris Rivera 941-301-1691 A4203769 $675,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 5393 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 209 Cindy Schatzle 941-587-7556 A4409366 $659,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 3416 Winding Oaks Drive Unit 50 Terri Derr 941-356-6694 A4211656 $630,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 1701 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 305 Chris Wetzig 941-350-8083 A4403292 $529,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 5601 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 7 Joanna Benante & Ann Martin 941-356-7717 A4406118 $525,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 450 Gulf Of Mexico Drive B201 Stacy Hanan 941-266-0529 A4406808 $525,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 1485 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 404 Bruce Meyer 941-266-8152 A4414510 $520,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 3660 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 104 Maureen Horn 941-539-3384 A4413680 $499,999

L O N G B OAT K E Y 100 Sands Point Road 325 Sandi Layfield 941-914-2807 A4407938 $495,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 1912 Harbourside Drive 601 Cindy Schatzle 941-587-7556 A4407199 $489,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 230 Sands Point Road 3401 Thomas Cinquegrano 941-284-5049 A4185196 $473,900

L O N G B OAT K E Y 823 Evergreen Way 823 Bobbi Banan 941-356-2659 A4410384 $450,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 4960 Gulf Of Mexico Drive A305 Bobbi Banan 941-356-2659 A4401652 $374,900

LIDO KEY 1415 Westway Drive Beverly St Hilaire 941-504-3303 A4119693 $5,499,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 4965 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 202 Debra Lee Rugh 941-320-0677 A4409810 $3,975,000

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LIDO KEY 545 Mckinley Drive Rinat Sikdar 941-993-9292 A4405165 $6,500,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 1640 Harbor Cay Lane Judy C Beck 941-320-2825 A4208328 $1,950,000


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RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

SEPT. 24-28

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home on Lido Beach tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Rolf Sorg and Vicki Tarr-Sorg, of Sarasota, sold their home at 85 S. Polk Drive to LJ Goldberg Realty Florida LLC for $2,131,300. Built in 1958, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,462 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.7 million in 2008. BIRD KEY

Dennis and Maureen Griffin sold their home at 114 N. Warbler Lane to Robert and Martha Bisplinghoff, of Sarasota, for $1.55 million. Built in 1961, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,936 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $417,000 in 1997. COREY’S LANDING

Gary Snodgrass and Linda Gibbs, of Longboat Key, sold their home at 3426 Mistletoe Lane to Kenneth and Judy Sternad, of Peachtree Corners, Ga., for $1.3 million. Built in 1990, it has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, a pool and 4,809 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $650,000 in 1999. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES

Veda Graham, of Ontario, Canada, sold the home at 540 Putter Lane to The Carl and Patricia Cooper Family Trust for $950,000. Built in 1967, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,083 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $840,000 in 2012. BEACHPLACE III

John Cowan sold his Unit 503 condominium at 1055 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Richard Lowe, of Overland Park, Kansas, for $890,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,392 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $500,000 in 2011. LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS

Douglas and Denise Burnetti, of Lakeland, sold their Unit S-703 condominium at 601 Longboat Club Road to Baron Properties Inc. for $880,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,458 square feet of

living area. It previously sold for $775,000 in 2009. David and Jacqueline Greene, of Atlanta, sold their Unit N-502 condominium at 603 Longboat Club Road to Christine Furgiuele, trustee, of Sarasota, for $875,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,458 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $700,000 in 2004. SLEEPY LAGOON PARK

Michael and Susan Platt, of Hawkinsville, Ga., sold their home at 720 Penfield St. to Brian and Amy McKishnie, of Longboat Key, for $784,000. Built in 1996, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,405 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $385,000 in 1996.

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Built in 1958, 85 S. Polk Drive has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,462 square feet of living area.

condominium at 618 Bayport Way to Christopher and Deborah Van Baalen, of Bel Air, Md., for $330,000. Built in 1980, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,260 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $136,000 in 1992.

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SPANISH MAIN YACHT CLUB

Madison Hecm VI LLC sold the Unit 85 condominium at 844 Spanish Drive S. to Richard and Debra Mika, of Plainfield, Ill., for $290,000. Built in 1967, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,395 square feet of living area.

BEACHPLACE I

Harvey and Lois Pyes sold their Unit 604 condominium at 1125 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Evaristo Leonardi and Sandra Carapacia, of Longboat Key, for $650,000. Built in 1979, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,503 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $298,500 in 1995.

LO C A L LY K N OW N . G LO B A L LY C O N N E C T E D.

Michael Moulton

440 Gulf of Mexico Dr • Longboat Key • 941.928.3559 Exceptional Properties. Unrivaled Expertise. Extraordinary Results.

SEAPLACE

James and Helen Schultz, of McMurray, Pa., sold their Unit M2-515-G condominium at 1945 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Nicholas and Ilona Zippilli, of New York City, for $415,000. Built in 1978, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,076 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $167,500 in 1987.

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Michael Moulton is always ready to help you, whether buying or selling, he will deliver the results you desire.

Camille Vermess, trustee, of Longboat Key, sold the Unit 618

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TOP BUILDING PERMITS These are the largest building permits issued by the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Department for the week of Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, in order of dollar amounts.

L O N G B OAT K E Y ADDRESS 730 Bayport Way

PERMIT APPLICANT Doors and windows Susan Walters

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L O N G B OAT K E Y 845 Longboat Club Road A4179926 $26,500,000

BR ADENTON 4607 5th Avenue NE A4214537 $1,379,500

L O N G B OAT K E Y 6843 Gulf Of Mexico Drive A4208726 $1,160,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 3040 Grand Bay Boulevard 252 A4402747 $975,000

Rollyson Investment Inc $4,500

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Items Under $200 For Sale

Personals

Vacation/Seasonal Rentals

Cleaning

ADULT SLEEPING bag, $6. Vintage Footlocker, $75. Mexican orange skin peeler, $20. Call 941-792-0008.

FRIENDSHIP: ARE you a positive gentleman, passionate about life. I am a classy, attractive lady in my early 70’s. I like golf, travel, theater, concerts, movies, boating, dinner out or at home. I am always on the go and think it is no fun to have fun unless you have someone to share it with. Interested? Send me a email: swissrodel@gmail.com

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CLAUDIA C. Cleaning Services. Experienced, Dependable and ready to begin! Residential. Excellent references. 941-773-6895.

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

Condos For Sale FREE STANDING VILLA: +55 Community, movein condition. Large dining room/ living room, kitchen 10x10, 1.5BA, 1BR, carport. Marina and clubhouse. Two small pets okay. Close to shopping and beaches. $159,900. 941-735-1668.

RECLINER CHAIR from RoomsToGo, new, natural color, $150. Bike ladies Triumph $50 386-676-1363 SLEEPING WITH Jane Austen by David Aitken $2. "A funny−serious book." 416−978−8459.

Antiques/Collectibles PURCHASING EAMES, Knoll, Danish, Dunbar, Evans, Laverne, Nakashima, Parzinger furniture, glass, pottery and designer clothing. Tommy McDonnell, 772-643-3209.

Autos For Sale

Homes For Rent VINTAGE ST. ARMANDS: 3BR/2BA, fireplace, formal living room, Florida room, 2 blocks from the Circle and beaches. Annual/Seasonal asking $2600/mo. + utilities. Small pets okay. All other services included. 813-778-3252.

Vacation/Seasonal Rentals

HONDA HELIX: 2004, 250cc automatic yellow, 3250 miles. Garage kept locally. $3,000. Call 941-713-1559.

LIDO BEACH CONDOMINIUMS Weekly - Monthly - Seasonal

Autos Wanted

Resort Properties, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Broker

WE BUY cars. top $$ paid for your vehicles. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.

Full Service Condominium Management

Garage/Moving/Estate Sales

Accepting New Accounts for Management

Home and Garage contents for sale. Everything must go!! October 13th, 14th, & 20th, 21st, 10a.m.-2p.m., 521 Golf Liinks Lane, Longboat Key. 612-308-7635.

941-650-1857 Visit us at: www.rpi-mgt.com

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WEEKLY/MONTHLY/SEASONAL RATES Beachfront, Bayfront and In Between Houses or Condos Reservations 941-383-6127 Visa/ MC 800-352-0367 5360 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 101 Longboat Key, FL 34228 Rental office 9a.m. - 5p.m. M-F Ask about our special rates! Wagner Realty Since 1939 www.wagnerrentals.com

BLUE FISH Cleaning Inc. 941-705-3812. Insured, Bonded. Affordable reliable home cleaning, $80, 2 cleaners, 2 hours. CLEANING BY Brazilian Lady. Meticulous, reliable, deep cleaning specialist. Residential. Commercial. New Construction. 941-400-2866. CLEANING. RESIDENTIAL, Commercial, Construction, Vacation Homes, Resorts, Churches. We take pride in pleasing customers. 941-756-4570.

Computer Services CMAGIK - ON LBK PC OR MAC HELP Over 18 years servicing the Keys. cmagik.com Call Cort: 941-383-3878 or 941-587-5588

Painting/Wallpapering 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.

Pressure Cleaning 1BR/1.5BA LONGBOAT KEY. Beautiful 1 BR, 1.5 Bath loft overlooking Gulf of Mexico. Located at Seaplace Two pools, exercise room, beautiful beach. Completely furnished, wi−fi, two flat screen tvs, washer/dryer. Min. 2 month rental. $3,200 (863) 944−8353.

AUTHORITY ONE SERVICES. Residential, Commercial and Construction Cleaning. Also available, power washing and windows. Call 941-251-5948.

Transportation LONGBOAT LIMOUSINE

“SHORT STORIES” Aquarius Condo, Gulf front view of the beach, 2BR/2BA. $7000/mo. Call Jerry, 941-321-8848, shortstoryes@gmail.com Keller Williams.

Your local luxury transportation provider since 1994.

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New luxury Sedans and SUVs. Fully Licenced and insured.

Adult Care Services

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MOVING!

Perfect Solutions For Seniors * Caregivers/Companions * Meal Preparation

* Assistance with Daily Living Activities * Transportation

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Phone (941) 809-1438 HCS# 231434/234157

Auto Transport SHIP YOUR car, truck or SUV anywhere in the United States. Great rates, fast quotes. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.

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TOP PRODUCING AGENTS FOR PREMIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY OVER $116 MILLION IN SALES IN 2017

Cheryl Loeffler, PA, MBA 941.302.9674 Cheryl.Loeffler@PremierSIR.com

Lisa Rooks Morris 941.544.3332 Lisa.RooksMorris@PremierSIR.com

Bird Key $4,395,000 6,449 Sq Ft | 4 Beds | 5 Baths

Loeffler & Rooks Morris )4172 REALTORS

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The Plaza at Five Points | 50 Central Avenue | Suite 110 | Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941.308.6554 Loeffler-RooksMorris.com

Condominium Living Only 2 Units Remain

Harbor Acres $3,400,000 3,762 Sq Ft | 4 Beds | 3.5 Baths

Aqua on Golden Gate Point $3,295,000 - $5,695,000

L’ Ambiance - Building I $2,495,000

3,425 Sq Ft | 5,658 Sq Ft

2,820 Sq Ft | 2 Beds + Den | 4 Baths

Emerald Harbor $1,900,000 3,750 Sq Ft | 3 Beds | 3 Baths

The Renovations Have Been Completed L’ Ambiance - Building II $1,795,000

Grand Bay II $1,595,000

2,525 Sq Ft | 3 Beds | 3.5 Baths

2,925 Sq Ft | 3 Beds | 3.5 Baths

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The Oaks $1,300,000

Ringling College Arts and Cultural Education - Trustee Chair: Museum Campus Building Committee Chair: LBK/Arts, Cultural, Education (ACE) Build. Comm.

4,937 Sq Ft | 4 Beds | 4.2 Baths

New Listing

Longboat Key Foundation Board of Advisors Longboat Key Arts, Cultural Education Task Force (ACE) Federation of Longboat Key Condominiums Board of Directors Inn on the Beach Board of Directors

1,312 Sq Ft | 2 Beds | 2 Baths

Beachplace 2 Beds | 2 Bath | 1,503 Sq Ft $549,000

Holmes Beach 2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,261 Sq Ft $530,000

Valencia Terrace 3 Beds | 1 Bath | 1,558 Sq Ft $495,000

San Marco 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,093 Sq Ft

$469,000

Town of Longboat Key Tax Oversight Committee Revitalization Task Force Founding Director of Sarasota Insignia Bank

Holmes Beach 5,200 Square Foot Lot $429,000

Valencia Terrace 3 Beds | 1 Bath | 1,320 Sq Ft $299,999

Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. If your property is listed with a real estate broker, please disregard. It is not our intention to solicit the offerings of other real estate brokers. We are happy to work with them and cooperate fully.

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Windward Bay $419,900

The Pearl on Golden Gate Point From $1,495,000 The Penthouse is Under Contract!

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