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Mote seeks land, money for aquarium. PAGE 14 •

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Sold ... appealed One Colony investor settles, others challenge town’s order. PAGE 4

YOUR TOWN Patriotic parade Fourth of July is just around the corner, and the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is finalizing its plans for the annual Freedom Fest. In addition to the fun and games that come with the day, David Miller is once again offering a $500 cash prize for the most patriotic float in the parade as long as there are 10 participating business floats. The cost to register is $25. Call the chamber at 383-2466.

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CHANGE Town leaders are closing in on a new set of rules that govern via size and number, not content.

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Fishing and fundraising The Longboat Key Firefighters Association hooked some tough competition over the weekend. Members of the association participated in the 11th Annual Fire Charity Fishing Tournament, which benefits the Children’s Burn Camp. Children’s Burn Camp holds the mission of enhancing the lives of young burn survivors. The association donated $100 and an association T-shirt to the cause, though they did not place.

Turtle Tracks JUNE 3-9: Nests False Crawls

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YEAR TO DATE: 2018 2017 Nests 315 293 False Crawls 218 309 Source: Mote Marine Laboratory Data for Longboat Key

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Andrew Vac said his signs are 24-by-24 inches, larger than allowed by the proposed sign code.

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t’s been almost three years since the U.S. Supreme Court wrote an opinion making Longboat Key’s sign code and others like it around the country unconstitutional. Now town leaders are one public hearing and vote away from new rules designed to retain the island’s strict policies without trampling First Amendment rights. How? By regulating size and number, not the signs’ message. Previously, the town regulated real estate signs differently than, say, political signs or yard-sale signs or signs alerting neighbors to a lost dog. The proposed ordinance allows residents to post one 1-squarefoot sign anytime on their property and another 3-square-foot sign on a property that is for sale, rent or lease. To match up with the Supreme Court’s 2015 opinion in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Ariz., the town has no say in what words those signs may display. Assistant Town Attorney Kelly Fernandez said the proposed ordinance was drafted based on a template designed by the International Municipal Lawyers Association, which determined, based on case law, that restricting the use of signs to whether a property is for sale, lease or rent is allowed under the Supreme Court decision.

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The Town Commission on June 4 OK’d the new sign code on first reading by a vote of 6-1. A second hearing is scheduled for July 9. Commissioner Ed Zunz voted against the measure. Zunz, a retired lawyer, said he was not convinced that limiting allowance of larger signs to when a property is for sale, lease or rent meets the rules as defined by the Supreme Court. His worry is that restricting larger signs to when a property is for sale, lease or rent could be legally interpreted as a nod to real estate content. “It’s a complicated thing,” Zunz said. For real estate agents, however, it’s simple: signs equal sales, said Sarasota Manatee Realtors Association President Greg Owens. Even in an industry increasingly driven by websites and digital marketing, calls derived from real estate signs continue to be one of the best ways for agents to sell properties, Owens said. Realtor Andrew Vac said signs work as a sort of “wakeup call” to those who are either thinking about selling their home or might know someone interested purchasing property. “The sign prompts,” Vac said. “If somebody is interested, they will Google it and find out about it. It really piques interests for somebody who had no clue.” Owens said the problem he has with the town’s sign code is the rigid dimensions. Many real estate signs on Longboat Key are larger than 3 square feet, according to a town survey. Anna Maria, Brandenton Beach and Sarasota allow signs larger than 3 square feet. If the codes were changed as proposed, Owens said real estate agents who want to do business on Longboat Key would all have to get new signs.

24 inches

Three years after Supreme Court ruling, Longboat Key is a vote away from changing how signs are regulated.

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SIGN OF THE TIMES A temporary sign of up to 18 inches by 24 inches, no higher than 4 feet above the ground, would be allowed when a property is for sale, rent or lease. A survey of real estate signs on the island included signs ranging as large as 24-by-26.5 inches, more than four square feet.

Most agents buy their signs in bulk, Owens said. Vac said he has about 24 signs in stock, which he purchases for up to $50 each. “We want to make sure that this is something that is necessary and equitable,” Owens said. “The whole idea of signs is to help the homeowner to sell their property.” Commissioner Ken Schneier, who voted no but switched his vote after public comment, said he voted against the ordinance because he thought the real estate community had not been given the opportunity to be heard. The commission had voted

without hearing from the public — a vote that had Zunz and Schneier in the minority. But Mayor George Spoll rewound the process and allowed a representative for the Sarasota Manatee Real Estate Association and a real estate agent with Michael Saunders & Co. to argue that strict restrictions on signs would “increase dramatically” the cost of doing business on the Key. “They maybe weren’t prepared or maybe didn’t have enough time, but they didn’t make a compelling case for a larger sign,” Schneier said.


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cy demolition order earlier this month to begin taking down most of the buildings. In the order, the town indicated it wanted to start as soon as Friday. But investors Andy Adams and Sheldon and Carol Rabin have challenged that order in a move that may delay intentions to begin the work. Together, the Rabins and Adams control dozens of Colony condo units. The lawsuit, filed June 8 by Mark Hanson, a partner in the Law Offices of Lobeck and Hanson, is an attempt by the investors to receive due process in what attorney Dan Lobeck called an “unfounded declaration of emergency by the town building official.” Lobeck argued the buildings at the site of the former Colony do not meet the regulatory requirements for an emergency demolition order, which provides an expedited process for appeals to be heard. Instead of a hearing before the Town Commission first, all appeals of the emergency order are sent to the 12th

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Above: Many windows have been smashed at the site of the former Colony Beach and Tennis Resort. Left: Town officials have condemned most of the buildings of the former Colony as unsafe. Photos by Bret Hauff

Judicial Circuit Court for a decision. Motions were scheduled to be heard June 13 “The point we’re making is that we should be given all the due process to which were legally and constitutionally entitled,” Lobeck said. “There aren’t emergency circumstances that would deprive us of our rights.” The town’s order condemned every building on the site except for one. Building Official Stan Dinwoodie wrote in the order that the buildings pose “a life safety issue to the citizens of the Town and must be demolished.” Morneau said, “With the hurricane season coming, we’re going beyond a health issue and getting into a very serious risk factor.”

FLEETWOOD SETTLES

A Colony Beach & Tennis Resort investor who has opposed development of the former resort in court has settled with the proposed developer of the property to sell his units and also removed himself from the board of the former resort’s condominium association. Blake Fleetwood sold his two beachfront units to Unicorp National Developments, thereby divesting from the property and revoking all rights invested in it. Price was not immediately disclosed, though county records value Fleetwood’s properties at $124,000. Unicorp made an offer months ago to purchase each unit for $170,000. “Things continue to move forward on a positive path,” Unicorp

“The point we’re making is that we should be given all the due process to which we are legally and constitutionally entitled.” — Dan Lobeck, attorney representing investors interests.

National Development President Chuck Whittall wrote in an email to stakeholders. Fleetwood confirmed that there was a settlement reached between himself and Unicorp but declined to give details due to a confidentiality agreement. The rights Fleetwood relinquished include his authority to appeal a town decision to approve

Unicorp National Developments Inc. as a developer of the 17.6 acre property and his ability to make decisions about the future of the property as a board member. Both conditions were included in the terms of sale, according to Jay Yablon, Colony Condominium Association Board President. “[Fleetwood’s sale] ends the legal challenge that was filed against the town of Longboat Key and as such removes an impediment to the redevelopment of the Colony proceeding forward,” Yablon said. Earlier this year, the Town Commission OK’d Whittall’s plan to develop a St. Regis Hotel and 78 luxury condominiums in an investment that will total $650 million.

n A judge ordered a partition sale of the recreational property at the site of the former Colony, which includes the old restaurant, delicatessen, swimming pool and tennis courts. Chuck Whittall’s Unicorp National Developments Inc. owns a 95% stake in the 2.3 acres, investor Andy Adams owns the other 5%. In a partition sale, the whole property is offered for sale to anyone who wants to invest, but those who own the property are given a sort of discount for what they already own. Whittall, if he purchased the property at auction, would only have to pay 5% of the total cost because he already owns 95%. n Unicorp National Developments has also filed a lawsuit against each member of the more than 200-member condominium association in effort to dissolve the group and, for a price, gain ownership of the entire property, which is required to develop it.

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MEET THE NEW BOSS: NPA The Republican and Democratic parties continue to lose their influence, as the Non-Party Affiliates (independents) continue to grow. To win in Florida now, you need to win the NPAs.

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here’s a new boss in Florida elections, and this person is neither a Republican nor a Democrat. This person is a registered NPA — a Non-Party Affiliate, or more commonly called: an independent voter. Take a look at the accompanying table. In Florida, in one year, from April 2017 to April 2018, the period for which the most recent state data is available, NPA registrations were almost two times greater than registrations for Republicans and Democrats combined. What’s more, NPAs now make up 27% of Florida’s registered voters, up from 23% a year ago. This has been a long-running trend — the rise of the independents. Look at this growth in NPA registrations statewide: 2000: 1,222,166 / 14% 2008: 1,910,591 / 18.3% 2018: 3,482,707 / 26.9% Over the past two decades, in Florida, Manatee and Sarasota counties and nationwide, voters have been expressing disenchantment with the two major parties by going unattached. In 2000, Florida Democrats comprised 44% of registered voters. Today, that percentage is down to 37.1% and continuing to decline. Republicans are faring no better. From 2000 to 2018, registered Republicans comprised 39.5% of registered voters down to 35.2% today. This flight from the two major political parties has the leaders of the major parties — from the state level down to county and grassroots levels — increasingly concerned. Even though Republicans are doing a better job than Democrats in our two-county area and statewide registering more voters, the two major parties face similarly difficult challenges. For one, winning an election for state representative or senator is going to take more money and more effort than before. Not only do the candidates need to bring out their core party members to vote, but in many races

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Minor Non-Party GOP Dem. Parties Affiliates Total Manatee 4/18 102,514 72,124 1,380 61,181 237,199 94,964 67,993 5,584 49,838 218,379 Manatee 4/16 Change +7,550 +4,131 -4,204 +11,343 +18,820 43.2% 30.4% 0.5% 25.8% % of Total 2018 % of Total 2016 43.5% 31.1% 2.5% 22.8% Sarasota 4/18 Sarasota 4/16 Change % of Total 2018 % of Total 2016 Florida 4/18 Florida 4/16 Change % of Total 2018 % of Total 2016

132,062 125,490 +6,572 42.5% 43.2%

94,177 1,974 82,066 310,279 89,437 9,071 66,168 290,166 +4,740 -7,097 +15,898 +20,113 30.3% 0.6% 26.4% 30.8% 3.1% 22.8%

4,555,773 4,798,973 76,953 3,482,707 12,914,406 4,374,542 4,636,844 333,431 2,866,899 12,211,716 +181,231 +162,129 -256,478 +615,808 +702,690 35.2% 37.1% 0.6% 26.9% 35.8% 37.9% 2.7% 23.4% Source: Florida Department of State, Division of Elections

from now on, to win a candidate must carry the NPAs. Reaching them, getting them to know the candidates, persuading them with a message and then persuading them actually to vote is much tougher than, say, winning the traditional 65-year-old-and-up Republican and Democrat diehards. Democrats have it even tougher. In a talk last month in Sarasota to members of the James Madison Institute, Susan McManus, oft-quoted and recently retired professor of political science at the University of South Florida, noted that the rise of identity politics, especially in the Democratic Party, has created worrying challenges for the Democrats. Case in point, McManus noted the Democratic Party candidates vying for governor. Among the pack are black Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and former Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham, daughter of former Florida Gov. Bob Graham. McManus said polls have shown registered black female Democratic voters favoring Gillum, who is considered a longshot for the nomination. Demo-

cratic Party leaders are worried that if Gillum loses the primary to, say, Graham, even though she’s a woman, black females may not vote in the general. So not only do Democrat candidates face the challenge of winning NPAs, they also must work to draw out their base. Here’s another challenge for both parties, McManus said: millennials (ages 24 to 40) and Generation Zers (ages 6 to 23). Not only are large numbers of them registering as NPAs, their consumption of digital media makes them difficult for political candidates to reach. The attack ads on TV and glossy mailers won’t cut it anymore. But lucky for candidates of the major parties in Sarasota and Manatee counties, it won’t be as tough here as it will be, say, in Florida’s major metro markets. It’s all in the demographics. In Sarasota County, nearly 50% of the population is age 55 and up, and in Manatee County, 40% is age 55 and up. These cohorts are the parties’ diehard voters who still watch cable and network TV. No matter what, though, to win, you have to win the NPA, the new boss of Florida politics.

To solve traffic, remember the line: ‘What’s in it for me?’

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ot surprisingly, we heard last week from Longboat Key Mayor George Spoll about our referring to him as “blustery.” Said he: “I would describe it as passionate.” OK, give him that, to be sure. But we also heard from Spoll regarding another Barrier Islands Elected Officials meeting on traffic — this one on the Florida Department of Transportation and the SarasotaManatee Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Barrier Island Traffic Study. Positions haven’t changed, Spoll noted. His counterpart in Bradenton Beach, John Chappie, remains steadfast in his defense of the Bradenton Beach roundabout, which Spoll (and others) contends is a key cause of traffic stretching from Bradenton Beach and into Longboat Key. But as former Mayor Terry Gans correctly notes in a letter

on page 9A, the Cortez Bridge and the stoplight at Gulf Drive and Cortez Road also contribute to the mess. Likewise, Gans is correct to say that making enemies with our neighbors won’t solve problems. As Donald Trump showed this week, diplomacy can work — although we don’t recommend calling Chappie “Rocket Man” or other Trumpisms. Sure, the Town Commission should continue to lobby FDOT and work with Bradenton Beach and Sarasota to ameliorate the traffic backups in their cities that greatly affect Longboaters. But if improvements are to occur, Longboat officials should remember this business truism: Whenever a sales representative speaks to a potential customer, the sales rep is always wise to imagine the prospect with these words on the prospect’s forehead: “What’s in it for me?”

TRAFFIC PRIORITIES The Longboat Key Town Commission recently submitted these traffic requests to the Florida Department of Transportation: 1. Pedestrian ManagementSt. Armands Circle — Assignment of pedestrian control officers at the crosswalks on St. Armands Circle during seasonal peak traffic flows. (This was implemented in the past but improved coordination and training of officers will provide even better results.) 2. Pedestrian ManagementBridge Street in Bradenton Beach — Similar seasonal pedestrian control near the Bridge Street Circle. 3. Removal of at least the seven previously identified parking spaces along the west leg of St. Armands Circle

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Demanding and insulting won’t get it done

What should be consistent is the considered wisdom of the editorial page.

There are two significant things that are wrong with the June 7 editorial “Blustery But Right.” First, and this is educated opinion, the “blustery” position is not really “right.” While the traffic conditions experienced by Longboat Key drivers and others traveling north from Longboat to Anna Maria are bad to the point of perhaps being an abomination, the circle at Bridge Street is not the primary cause. It is a nuisance, but one of many slowdowns that once you get by, you are then stopped by the light at Cortez. As pointed out — much like at St. Armands — the uncontrolled pedestrian crossings throughout the length of Bradenton Beach are the disrupters. Regardless, the past three mayors and their town managers have recognized that for Longboat Key to receive any effective relief from traffic impediments off-island, the town needs the buy-in and cooperation of our neighbors. In years past, some of our neighbors and their citizens viewed Longboat Key as privileged and demanding. Years of effort have gone into achieving a spirit of having each other’s backs and helping where possible and getting help cooperatively. For the Observer to encourage rhetoric which, while emotionally satisfying in the moment though ultimately selfdefeating, is surprising. What is not surprising is Mayor John Chappie’s “We won’t be pushed around by Longboat” response. Longboat Key will need to be diligent for years to keep congestion throughout the traffic network at the minimum possible. We need the help of others. Demanding and insulting probably will not get it done. Any mayor is entitled to his or her own style. Mayors change as do styles.

TERRY GANS LONGBOAT KEY

No dogs on the beach should mean it I don’t live in Longboat Beach, but as a visitor, I appreciate its beaches and their beauty. What I don’t appreciate are dogs on the beach when I’m told there are none allowed. I recently asked a police officer and he told me that only service dogs with proper paperwork are allowed, but even then with a leash. I can’t tell you the number of people I see with free-running dogs along the beach. If they are providing a service, I don’t know what it might be. Maybe next time I’ll ask. SHIRLEY ANDRES SAVANNAH, GA.

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Driver arrested in carjacking, bridge crashes A series of collisions on the Longboat Key Pass bridge last week involved five cars, sent seven people to the hospital, one to jail and resulted in hours of snarled traffic as first responders investigated, treated and transported the injured and cleaned up debris. Bradenton Beach Police arrested Rick Jeffery Rowland on charges of carjacking a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette near Coquina Beach. Longboat Police additionally charged Rowland with three citations in connection with offenses on the Longboat Key side of the bridge: improper passing (bridge); reckless driving and driving while license suspended. None of the victims received life-threatening injuries. Police gave this account of the case: Around 11:45 a.m. June 6, a silver Chevrolet Corvette was stolen through force from Coquina Beach and was driven south toward Longboat Key. When the car reached the Longboat Pass Bridge, witnesses said it drove south erratically in the northbound lane, colliding with southbound traffic as it avoided a head-on collision. Another collision took place between three other cars as a result of the first. The Corvette ended up crashing into a pole on the southwest corner of the bridge. Rowland was held by the driver of one of cars involved in the crash until police could arrive. Rowland told a Longboat Key officer: “I stole the car,” police said. The bridge was closed for hours.

Pattigeorge’s demolition is imminent The building at the site of the former Pattigeorge’s restaurant is scheduled for demolition this week ahead of plans to put a new

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A 1998 Corvette crashed near Longboat Pass Bridge.

culinary outfit on the bayfront. Columbia Restaurant Group, through a limited liability company, filed documents with the town in the past few weeks seeking permits to demolish the building at the border of Manatee and Sarasota counties. The demolition project is in preparation of plans to put a new restaurant — The Buccaneer — on the site. Final designs and plans for construction of the restaurant have not been developed, said Michael Kilgore, chief marketing officer for Columbia Restaurant Group.

Whale shark sightings excite Mote scientists Five whale sharks were spotted 40 miles off Anna Maria Island this month. And now, Mote Marine Laboratory is asking resident to immediately report new sightings of the species off the Gulf Coast immediately. Bob Hueter, senior scientist and director of the Center for Shark Research at Mote, and his partners want to attach a satellite tag to one or more of the sharks to collect data on their location and the temperatures and depths they live in over a six-month period, a statement from Mote said.

“It’s important to understand where these sharks migrate, feed and carry out other key parts of their life cycles, so that resource managers can successfully protect them,” Hueter said in the release. “We have placed satellitelinked tracking tags on numerous whale sharks at a major feeding aggregation off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in the past decade, but it’s rarer that we can find and tag these huge fish off Florida’s Gulf Coast.” Mote said that whale sharks, which can be identified by their massive size of up to 45 feet and polka dot coloration, intermittently visit the coastal waters of Southwest Florida. They tend to filter-feed on localized blooms of plankton or fish eggs. “It’s exciting that we are hearing reports of five whale sharks in one area, because it suggests they might be feeding on something in a special spot,” Hueter said in a release. The satellite tag would trail behind the shark’s dorsal fin and when the shark hits the surface, it would transmit its location data. For any whale shark sightings, Mote is asking residents to call Hueter at 302-0976 within 24 hours of the sighting. When calling, be ready to note how many sharks were spotted, the date, time, location and if possible, the exact GPS coordinates.

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LONG WALK AHEAD 10:47 p.m., 1200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Rescue: A report of an unconscious man sent units from Fire Rescue and police to investigate. A man was sitting on the sidewalk when an officer arrived. The man said he was walking to Charlotte County and was lost. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of complications resulting from his walk. 276772

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JUNK MAIL 12:21 p.m., 200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Suspicious package: A woman received a suspicious package in the mail at her office from an unknown sender, prompting her to call police. The package contained a small, nylon bag filled with brown mulch and soil, along with a printed note that read “You’re a dirt bag.” The woman told police she doesn’t know who could have sent it and also said she has not had problems with anyone lately.

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JUST TALKING 12:17 a.m., 4300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Suspicious vehicles: An officer on patrol spotted a pair of vehicles first on North Shore Road, then again on Broadway. He followed them and spoke to them after they pulled in and parked under an awning of a Gulf of Mexico Drive property. He asked the drivers if they lived there. They said no, they just stopped to talk. Both were checked for warrants and were told they were trespassing and had to leave.

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DANVERS, Mass. — Janet F. (O’Neil) Delande, 84, passed away at Kaplan Family Hospice House following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Edward F. Delande.

Jerry was born in Chicago, IL. He spent his early years in various small towns in Wisconsin, where he attended the University of Wisconsin and earned a degree in Chemical Engineering. He served in the Army as a chemical engineer during World War 2. In 1947 he married Margo and attended NYU Law School. After graduation he practiced Intellectual Property Law, becoming the senior partner of Morgan and Finnegan. Jerry was active in several Bar Associations, as a member as well as President. Jerry loved music. He played violin, clarinet and saxophone with many bands and orchestras, including the Sarasota Pops. Margo and Jerry have lived on Longboat Key and Sarasota since the 70’s, first as snow birds and then as full-time residents. Jerry was chairman of the LBK Planning and Zoning Board for five years. Jerry is survived by his wife, Margo, his sons Jim and Ken and their spouses, his grandchildren, Maia and Mathew and their spouses, three great granddaughters, and his sisters, Shirley and Jeanine. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Jewish Family and Children’s Service, 2688 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, Fl 34237. To send condolences, please visit www. toalebrothers.com. Toale Brothers Funeral

“Her greatest joy was first, raising her two sons, and then being a loving grandmother of six, before becoming a great-grandmother.” 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, in St. Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Burial is private. Visiting hours are Friday from 4-7 p.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janet’s name to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA, 01923. www.LyonsFuneral.com

DONATIONS: In lieu of flowers please make contributions in Janet’s name to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA, 01923.

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Born in Saugus, Mass., on Sept. 13, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Grace (Connell) O’Neil. Janet was raised and educated in Saugus and graduated from Saugus High School in 1951. She had been an accountant for many years and worked for the former Deerskin Trading Post in the mail-order division before retiring from the North Shore ARC. Janet had been a member of the Danvers Historical Society and volunteered at the Danvers Food Pantry. She was also a member of the Polish Club, the ELKs Club and the Moose Club. She enjoyed boating, skiing and wintering in Long Boat Key. Her greatest joy was first, raising her two sons, and then being a loving grandmother of six, before becoming a great-grandmother. She is survived by her two sons, Michael Delande and his wife, Bonnie, of Georgetown, and John Delande of Danvers; her beloved friend and soulmate, Michael Casale; six grandchildren, Christopher and Aaron Delande, Danielle Zenga and her husband, Daniel, Rebecca Grady and her husband, Edward, and Jessica and Melanie Delande; and two great-grandchildren, Addison and Michael, and one on the way. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at

“Jerry is survived by his wife, Margo, his sons Jim and Ken and their spouses, his grandchildren, Maia and Mathew and their spouses, three great granddaughters, and his sisters, Shirley and Jeanine.” Homes & Crematory, Colonial Chapel is caring for arrangements.

DONATIONS: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Jewish Family and Children’s Service, 2688 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, Fl 34237. To send condolences, please visit www.toalebrothers.com. Toale Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, Colonial Chapel is caring for arrangements.

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The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has decided to continue calling its McIntosh Road campus home. But like most homes, the Sarasota site needs some periodic updating. Longboat Key resident Larry Greenspon has donated the first gift in this endeavor to kick off refurbishment of the 32-acre campus. Greenspon calls the campus a diamond in the rough. Through Greenspon’s donation, the refurbished campus will be called The Larry Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life and The Larry and Mary Greenspon Sports Complex. The exact amount of the donation wasn’t disclosed. “It has so much potential there with their facilities and space that they have,” Greenspon said. “There’s so much that can be done, and it basically needs a major, we’ll call it, refurbishing and a redevelopment of the campus.” Michael Ritter, the Federation’s board chairman, said going forward, the Federation will finalize plans for a community-wide campaign to raise money for the rest of the project. “When you receive a gift of this size, it’s just going to enable us to really focus on the things that are really important to our community, and I can’t thank Larry enough for this, and I know others in the community have expressed the same gratitude to him for what

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he’s done,” Ritter said. Greenspon recalled attending a celebration event on the campus for Israel’s 70th anniversary in April that attracted about 3,000 people. Greenspon said he was happy to see the turnout, and it shows that with the right programming and space, the venue can be ideal for those in and out the Jewish community. Greenspon said he is big on coexistence, and Ritter said in the future, the Federation hopes to continue hosting events for the entire community. “The Federation is a key organization in the general community, not just specific to the Jewish community,” Ritter said. “We have a lot of interaction with other organizations both Jewish and non-Jewish, and we have opportunities on our campus…” Greenspon is a longtime supporter of Israel Tennis Centers, a foundation that uses tennis to educate and shape the lives of Israeli children. Not only is he a former international chairman for the organization, but since 2001, Greenspon has chaired exhibitions for ITC in Sara-

sota and Longboat Key. In 2017, Israel’s premier tennis center in Ramat HaSharon was named after Greenspon and his fiance, Mary Gratehouse. Greenspon said if it were possible to host events for ITC at the Federation’s campus, it would bring the foundation, along with other organizations, more exposure. “I think any events out there could get additional exposure,” he said. “I think it could be very helpful for other events, including ITC.” Greenspon’s vision for the new campus includes showing films during the Jewish Film Festival, adding more soccer fields and pickleball courts and starting a summer day camp. Right now, Ritter said the Federation is gauging the community’s needs. “The Federation campus will be focused on myriad activities including education, arts and culture, sports… the exact determination of how all these activities will come together will be processed through our committees and boards and management,” he said.

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the aquarium plans and review the availability of tourist development tax funding for the project. The board expressed a desire to help Mote bring the aquarium to Benderson Park, but commissioners were not yet certain whether the financial commitment Mote sought was feasible. “I personally hope all the details can be worked out, because I can’t wait for the day when you enter our beautiful county and you see that building during the daytime and glowing during the nighttime — if we can work out the details,” Commissioner Al Maio said. Mote President and CEO Michael Crosby said he was excited about the commission’s reaction and optimistic the aquatic research organization would come to an agreement with Sarasota County. He also said a major financial contribution from the county was essential for the aquarium project to advance. “I do not think this will be a successful endeavor without the

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As it pursues a new $130 million aquarium at Nathan Benderson Park, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium wants more than just land from Sarasota County. At the June 12 Sarasota County Commission meeting, commissioners discussed a request from Mote for a financial commitment of $20 million toward the project. Mote is also seeking a longterm lease for a nine-acre tract of county-owned land at the north end of Nathan Benderson Park. The commission unanimously directed its staff to vet Mote’s economic impact study regarding

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significant one-time support of the county,” Crosby said. In February, Mote announced plans to relocate its aquarium from City Island to Nathan Benderson Park. The organization unveiled renderings of a four-story, 110,000-square-foot facility with lighting on the side of the building that can display ocean-inspired imagery. The organization revealed its plans — including a targeted groundbreaking date of 2019 and a targeted completion date of 2021 — without a firm commitment regarding the use of the county property. Since then, Mote representatives have discussed the

parameters of a potential arrangement with the county. Lewis briefed the commission on the status of the Mote discussions Tuesday. He did not mention a timeline for when the staff might return to the commission with a prospective agreement. He did, however, make clear where a potential county financial contribution would come from. “The only real source of funding for this would be the tourist development tax,” Lewis said. The tourist development tax is money generated from rental properties of less than six months throughout the county. The county generated a record $21.3 million

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hen pickleball started making a lot of racket on Longboat Key, I was intrigued. Mostly because I had never heard of it, partly because it looked just like tennis. Aside from traffic on the Key, it was all people on Longboat could seem to talk about. So, last week, I headed out to Bayfront Park to try out this trendy game for myself. Local player and instructor Jared Brooks took on the challenge of teaching me. Brooks began playing the sport about two years ago after a tennis match with his friend in Jacksonville Beach. As he and his friend finished up their match, a woman approached them and asked if one of them would play pickleball with her. Brooks stayed, played and instantly became hooked. “I just didn’t even pick up a tennis racket after that,” he said. Now, Brooks travels for tournaments and will take on new students, though he said it’s hard for

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him to get in the rhythm of hitting it softly for beginners. In tournaments, he’s used to people “whaling” the ball at him. When asked for tips for beginners, Brooks’ answer was simple. “Just go out there and have fun and try to make contact with the ball,” he said. “I feel like people go into it thinking they’re going to do this ... just go out there and hit the ball. Just learn how to hit the ball.” So, that’s what we did. Brooks asked me if I had ever played a racket sport, and I sheepishly said no, but I did play basketball and volleyball — neither really helped me here. Turns out, that was perfectly OK because I was able to volley for a bit right away. Brooks and I stood on opposite sides of the net just over the line that marks the “kitchen,” which is the non-volley zone that is within seven feet of the net, the USA Pickleball Association website said. A player can legally be in the “kitchen” when he or she isn’t volleying. It’s important to note that there are no pickles in this “kitchen” area, and in fact, pickleball has nothing to do with pickles. Here are some other basic rules from the USA Pickleball Association: n The game can be played as singles or doubles. n Games are played to 11 points, and you must win by two. n You must serve underhanded and diagonally across court. n After a serve, the receiving team has to let the ball bounce before hitting it. Likewise, once the receiving team has hit the ball, the serving team must let that return bounce once. n A ball that contacts any line is considered in, except the non-

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volley line on a serve. That is considered short and a fault. n Only the serving team can score. A ball out of bounds or into the net results in the serve passing to the opposition. n A fault by the serving team results in the loss of serving. Brooks said with tennis, you have a huge racket you can extend, but in pickleball, it’s best to think that you’re hitting the whiffleball sized ball with your hand. This means you have to move your

feet more than you think, which Brooks had to remind me about a couple times. Brooks warned that playing singles full-on is much harder than the few drills we did. But, he said playing doubles won’t kill your body and is something most people can do. All in all, pickleball was a fun and pretty easy sport to pick up on. If you can manage to squeeze in line for the courts at Bayfront, I recommend it.


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LORD’S WAREHOUSE Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the south end of the Longboat Island Chapel campus behind the parking lot, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Gently used women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, artwork, kitchenware and home goods will be sold. Call 383-4738.

LOUIS WERY 941.232.3001 Louis.Wery@PremierSIR.com HARBOR ACRES • DEEP SAILBOAT WATER 1346 Harbor Drive • $3,000,000

DON’T MISS SATURDAY, JUNE 16

INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY WITH HAPPY PADDLER To celebrate International Surfing Day, Happy Paddler Kayak Tours & EcoVentures is offering free surfing lessons and paddleboard rental discounts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center. The free paddleboard surfing clinic begins at 9 a.m. Reservations are required. Call 773-1920.

TUESDAYS

ROTARY CLUB OF LONGBOAT KEY Meets at 5:15 p.m. at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road. Cost is $10. Call Jack Rozance at 383-5659. YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASS Takes place from 10-11 a.m. at The Paradise Center, 567 Bay Isles Road. The class is designed for breathing awareness, gentle joint mobilization, active warmup movement flows and yoga postures to promote strength, flexibility, agility and balance. Cost is $10 per class. Call 3836493.

WEDNESDAYS

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS BOOK SALES Take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Longboat Library, 555 Bay Isles Road. Gently used books will be discounted by 50%. Paperbacks will be 25 cents, and hardback books will be 50 cents to $2.50. Call 383-2011.

THURSDAYS

KIWANIS CLUB OF LONGBOAT KEY The club meets at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Tavern & Whiskey Bar at 7:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month and at Portofino Restaurant and Grill at 11:45 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month. For information, visit kiwanislbk.com.

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GRAND BAY - This striking residence has been renovated throughout! Offering 2,250 sq ft and floor-to-ceiling sliders with stunning Bay views! Travertine + bamboo flooring, new kitchen, Crestron lighting, and more! $1,119,000

LONGBOAT KEY - “Acqua Vita - Water of Life”, a masterful collaboration of Perrone Construction & Clifford M. Scholz Architects. Situated on nearly an acre of land, this exquisite estate offers 11,000+ sq ft of living area, deeded beach access & 115 ft of seawall. AcquaVita-LBK.com $7,400,000

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BIRD KEY - This enchanting garden home is the very essence of European charm! Featuring two levels of living with wood floors, 2 wood burning fireplaces, and master suite on each level. 2,881 sq ft with a serene park-like outdoor terrace. 445PheasantWay.com $875,000

BIRD KEY - Sensational corner lot with over half an acre of land! Exceptional waterfront living with 228 ft of seawall + 2 boat lifts. Beautifully updated, featuring reclaimed walnut floors, gorgeous kitchen and bathrooms with luxurious finishes, hurricane impact windows and doors, new roof, and more! 536NSpoonbillDr.com

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CASTILLIAN - Third floor condo featuring panoramic GULF VIEWS! Spacious 2BD/2BA floorplan with 1,340 sq ft. Amazing opportunity to renovate into your dream coastal get-away! Indoor laundry and covered parking included. 4525GulfofMexico304.com $575,000

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ISLANDER CLUB - Sensational views of the Gulf from the 8th floor! 2BD/2BA updated condo featuring granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and tile floors. Furnished for your convenience! 2301GulfofMexicoDr83N.com $679,000

LIDO SHORES - Spectacular location just steps from the beach and St. Armand’s Circle! Furnished 3BD/2.1BA home with 2,625 sq ft and great outdoor space. Enjoy deeded access to a private gated beach! Excellent rental history. 1173MorningsidePl.com $999,000

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BIRD KEY - Extensively renovated canal-front residence! 4BD/4BA situated on an oversized 18,942 sq ft lot with 147 ft of seawall. New roof, new electricals & plumbing, chic new kitchen, and more! 460PheasantDr.com $1,849,000

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COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Located 3 lots from the Bay with Southern exposure! 3BD/2.5BA home featuring tile and wood floors, 12,596 sq ft of land, and 116 ft of canal front with Bay views. Perfect opportunity to renovate or build a new waterfront masterpiece! 560GunwaleLane.com $949,000

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raftspeople made an artistic splash June 9 at St. Armands Circle. The day kicked off the 17th annual St. Armands Craft Festival. More than 175 artists and craftspeople set up shop around the Circle’s park to showcase and sell their work. Under sunny skies, St. Armands visitors perused the booths and spoke with the artists, whose talents ranged from jewelry and clothing to soaps and flowers. Lucy Gabriel shows customers different ways to tie dresses in her booth.

— KATIE JOHNS Edith Herrera and Kat Dorado

5330 Ashton Ct., Sarasota

SEASONAL-BEACHFRONT RENTAL! FUR townhome that sleeps 5 plus king size MBr w/2 balconies on its own flr, 1st level game rm w/ beachside deck, main level open great room plan w/guest areas & cabana style balcony, custom finishes, HW, tile, 2CG, in pvt gated comm. MLS#A4401957 ................................... $12,500/m

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SOUTHPOINTE SHORES! 4+Br/3.5Ba/3CG include dbl MBr, secondary w/wheelchair access, lots of trim & woodwork, tray ceil., crown mldngs, built-ins, wood cabinets, hardwood flrs, granite, heated pool/spa, summer kitch., miles of paver brick, newer a/c, YB 2007 & comm. boat ramp! MLS#A4201743 ...................................$1,050,000

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LAKE & 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 ................................. $500,000

DOWNTOWN WITH WATER VIEWS! Bay Plaza 2Br/2Ba/2 balconies, diagonal tile, modern baths, updated kitchen, stone counters, quality cabinetry, SS appls., hurricane shutters, 1+ pkg, in secure SRQ bldg. w/full service amenities; valet, concierge, fitness, pool, spa & more! MLS#A4215726 .................................... $749,000

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 ......................................$325,000

DOWNTOWN PENTHOUSE-BAY VIEWS! 2Br/2Ba/Balcony & covered pkg, top floor end residence with direct views of SRQ bay, in a secure bldg. w/heated pool & hurricane impact windows, next to shuffleboard & fishing pier, near airport, Van Wezel, Asolo, beaches & more! MLS#A4401246 ................................. $499,000

BOATYARD NEAR SIESTA KEY! Furnished 3rd floor condo, 2Br/2Ba/1CG, upgraded kitch. & baths, stone counters, SS appls., fp, pvt lanai w/view and direct access to comm. pool, gated security, huge investment/rental potential on mainland across bridge to Siesta Key! MLS#A4215732...................................$375,000

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GULF FRONT LOT-OVER AN ACRE! Build your dream home on the beach, breathtaking sunsets, on Manasota Key, a hidden gem w/exclusive homes, among secluded beaches, drive Beach Rd. into Englewood for mainland conveniences. Bayfront lot across street also for sale. MLS#A4178357................................$1,250,000

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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, solar-heated pool, summer kitch., no HOA & more! MLS#A4215203 .............................................................. $1,450,000

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THE NAME TO KNOW IN REAL ESTATE

Ryan Ackerman (941) 387-1818

Barbara Ackerman (941) 780-6045

#1 TEAM IN 2017 FOR HIGHEST CLOSED RESIDENTIAL SALES VOLUME ACROSS ALL COMPANIES IN SARASOTA AND MANATEE COUNTIES! NEW PRICE

BEACHFRONT ESTATE NORTH LONGBOAT KEY

NEW PRICE

$4,495,000

6BR/6BA | 3,203 SQFT | 2-CAR DETACHED GARAGE | Reconstructed in 2003, separate 1 BR casita, beachfront pool, putting green, dazzling Gulf views on the north end of Longboat Key.

SIESTA COVE CUSTOM HOME SIESTA KEY

NEW PRICE

$939,500

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

PROMENADE #102 LONGBOAT KEY

$929,000

3BR/3BA | 2,100 SQFT | Sunlit south corner residence fully renovated with casual sophistication, style, and quality. White washed pecky cypress walls, plantation shutters, tumbled travertine stone floors.

NEW PRICE

VILLA SENA LONGBOAT KEY

GRAND BAY II #262 $2,499,000 LONGBOAT KEY

CENTER PLACE $13,950,000 LIDO SHORES

7BR/6.5BA | 10,087 SQFT | Premier gated estate on nearly 2-acres with 150 ft. beachfront! Features include a 4-car garage, elevator and separate guest house.

3709 BENEVA OAKS WAY MAINLAND SARASOTA

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

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.

4BR/5.5BA | 4,573 SQ FT | Unique & Beautifully 3BR/3.5BA | 2,250 SQFT | Elegant 6th floor residence w/ panoramic Bay, City & Gulf views in Updated! Located in a highly sought-after neighborhood on deep sailboat water w/ dock & a gated, pet friendly complex. lift. Ready for immediate enjoyment!

GRAND BAY V #535 $2,999,999 LONGBOAT KEY

GULF FRONT ESTATE $1,249,500 SIESTA KEY

4BR/5.5BA | 5,239 SQFT | Custom Key West style home with amazing Gulf & sunset views, expansive 2-story great room, 2 Masters, and a private beach.

SIESTA COVE WATERFRONT $1,775,000 $850,000 SIESTA KEY

SUNSET BEACH #2502 $619,000 LONGBOAT KEY

$799,000

2BR/2BA | 1,276 SQFT | 2 Garage Spaces | Turn- 2BR/2BA | 1,463 SQFT | Beautifully renovated, key furnished, south facing corner residence with fully furnished, direct Gulf front community. sparkling Bay views. Gated entrance, electronic hurricane shutters, unobstructed Gulf views. Dreamy!

NEW PRICE

ANNA MARIA ISLAND INCOME PRODUCING OPPORTUNITY

RIVO AT RINGLING #704 $988,000 DOWNTOWN SARASOTA

BEACHES #103 $609,000 LONGBOAT KEY

WINDING OAKS $988,000 LONGBOAT KEY

GRAND BAY VI #613 $599,000 LONGBOAT KEY

4BR/3BA | 2,148 SQFT | One-of-a kind townhome 3 homes from the beach. Over $103K in gross income for 2017.

2203 AVENUE C, UNIT B BRADENTON BEACH

4BR/3BA | 2,148 SQFT | 2 Car Garage | Coastal architecture, new hurricane impact windows, private salt-water pool, elevator & one block from the beach.

2BR/2BA + DEN | 1,735 SQFT | 2 PARKING SPACES | Rarely available, updated, 7th floor spacious corner unit features large terrace with Northeast city and partial bay views.

2BR/2BA | 2,112 SQFT | 2 CAR GARAGE Lovely Southwest facing lakefront villa, largest 2BR plan in Winding Oaks, behind gates of Bay Isles.

BAY ISLES BAYOU SECTION $899,000 $1,375,000 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.

4BR/3.5BA | 3,192 SQFT | Custom-built elevated home on an oversized lot behind the gates of Bay Isles with private beach access.

BEACHPLACE #502 $585,000 LONGBOAT KEY

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

$529,000

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

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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 431 N Shore Road Michael Moulton 941-928-3559 A4198573 $1,775,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 3348 Sabal Cove Lane Janet Walter 941-232-2000 A4405068 $1,675,000

S A R A S O TA 1155 N Gulfstream Avenue 1001 Joanna Benante & Ann Martin 941-356-7717 A4208781 $2,395,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 3461 Bayou Sound Janice Perry 941-228-0848 A4194111 $1,875,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 2450 Harbourside Drive 244 Sylvia Zimmerman & Marlene Liberman 941-350-5022 A4202102 $1,095,000

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 5461 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 203 Cathy Meldahl 941-724-7228 A4205236 $895,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 1211 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 204 Maureen Horn 941-539-3384 A4202900 $749,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 1445 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 405 Jenifer Schwell 941-780-0968 A4192056 $745,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 6322 Laguna Drive Sherri Mills 941-350-7112 A4157415 $699,000

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 2217 Harbourside Drive 302 Lenore Treiman 941-356-9642 A4404911 $650,000

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 3080 Grand Bay Boulevard 525 Ian Addy, PA 941-961-8850 A4400392 $550,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 5393 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 204 Cindy Schatzle 941-587-7556 A4208103 $549,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 1065 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 402 Chris Wetzig 941-350-8083 A4202564 $535,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 3440 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 9 Susan Smith 941-302-3440 A4404769 $487,900

L O N G B OAT K E Y 448 Gulf Of Mexico Drive A203 Sandi Layfield 941-914-2807 A4401500 $469,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 1932 Harbourside Drive 216 Eileen Gillen 941-993-0370 A4401400 $450,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 852 Evergreen Way 852 Andrew Franklin 941-504-0205 A4403408 $395,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 4960 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 204 Katy McBrayer 305-509-1633 A4404969 $395,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 4960 Gulf Of Mexico Drive A305 Bobbi Banan 941-356-2659 A4401652 $390,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 4960 Gulf Of Mexico Drive A206 Brian Gillen 941-920-3491 A4215444 $385,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 3320 E Gulf Of Mexico Drive 304-C Maureen Horn 941-539-3384 A4400578 $349,999

L O N G B OAT K E Y 4330 Falmouth Drive C106 Malihe Karimi 941-376-5099 A4403944 $324,500

L O N G B OAT K E Y 4310 Falmouth Drive A205 Malihe Karimi 941-376-5099 A4400869 $269,000

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

L O N G B OAT K E Y 596 Outrigger Lane Maureen Horn 941-539-3384 A4209739 $4,250,000

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L O N G B OAT K E Y 845 Longboat Club Road Michael Moulton 941-928-3559 A4179926 $26,500,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 601 Putting Green Lane Mel & Jan Goldsmith 941-356-6673 A4176867 $2,495,000


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condominium in L’Ambiance at Longboat Key Club tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Maurice and Carolyn Cunniffe sold their Units C-704 and D-705 condominium at 415 L’Ambiance Drive to Alain and Helene Lebleu, of Longboat Key, for $3.9 million. Built in 1992, it has three bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths and 5,268 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $5.5 million in 2017. JOHN RINGLING ESTATES

Katherine Huelster, of Sarasota, sold the home at 540 N. Washington Drive to Salina White Associate LLC for $1,718,000. Built in 1951, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,836 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,213,000 in 2010. LONGBOAT COVE

Gloria Sullivan, of Grandville, Mich., sold her Unit 305 condominium at 5461 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Photios Paulson, of Franklin Lakes, N.J., for $1.18 million. Built in 1980, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,721 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $770,000 in 2001.

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

MAY 28 TO JUNE 1

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES

ADAM HUGHES

GRAND BAY

Christopher and Gail Thomas, of Dallas, sold their Unit 172 condominium at 3060 Grand Bay Blvd. to Frank and Mary Fitzpatrick of Nova Scotia, Canada, for $1,085,000. Built in 1994, it has three bedrooms, three-and-ahalf baths and 2,143 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $850,000 in 2012. LONGBOAT KEY ESTATES

Helen Micchelli, of Naperville, Ill., and Barbara Sparks, of Knoxville, Tenn., sold their home at 3959 Royal Road to John and Margaret Oberst, of Longboat Key, for $995,000. Built in 1987, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,074 square feet of living area.

Thaddeus Jarosz, of Longboat Key, sold his home at 500 Yawl Lane to Mark and Kelly Jo Golson, of Batavia, Ill., for $696,000. Built in 1964, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,983 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $515,000 in 2010. BAYPORT BEACH AND TENNIS CLUB

Edward Horowitz and Deborah Chapin-Horowitz sold their Unit 738 condominium at 738 Bayport Way to Sarah Burr and Timothy Lewis, of Sag Harbor, N.Y., for $565,000. Built in 1983, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,456 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $400,000 in 2001. COQUINA BEACH

The Mustard Seed Group LLC sold two properties at 2922 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Scott and Marcia Seabaugh, of Longboat Key, for $519,000. Both were built in 1970, they have one bedroom, one bath and 528 square feet of living area. They previously sold for $235,000 in 2001. SEAPLACE

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Charlotte Davis Friedman, trustee, sold the Unit M1-415G condominium at 2045 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Arlene Levy and Ralph Liebstein, of Pittsburgh,

for $440,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,076 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $190,000 in 1997.

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Dennis Jarosh and Joseph Petri, of Morristown, N.J., sold their Unit 412 condominium at 2020 Harbourside Drive to Melvin and Meryl Langbort, of Boston, for $435,000. Built in 1984, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,192 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $354,000 in 2012. SUTTON PLACE

Richard and Janice Pearce, of Port Charlotte, sold their Unit 103 condominium at 600 Sutton Place to Mary Lynn Jahnke, of Minneapolis, for $395,000. Built in 1973, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 992 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $250,000 in 2013. SPANISH MAIN YACHT CLUB

Laurie Beppler, of Lake Ariel, Pa., sold her Unit 132 condominium at 607 Spanish Drive S. to Linda and Ronald Kushner, of Medfield, Mass., for $360,000. Built in 1968, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,399 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $320,000 in 2014.

TOP BUILDING PERMITS These are the largest building permits issued by the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Department for the week of June 1-7, in order of dollar amounts.

Saint Cacchiotti & Marie Monsky

440 Gulf of Mexico Dr • Longboat Key • 941.387.2468 • 941.350.3245

L O N G B OAT K E Y ADDRESS 535 Sanctuary Drive

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

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APPLICANT LBK Condo LLC

For Saint and Marie, real estate is all about relationships. The satisfaction that comes from seeing their clients’ reach their goals fuels the team’s determination to lead the way in the Sarasota-Manatee luxury real estate market.

AMOUNT $161,919

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Sarasota residents for decades with deep roots in the community

replacement

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Proven results in selling luxury property throughout the area

1211 Gulf of Mexico Drive

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Francine Achbar

$150,000

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Best in Client Satisfaction award winners

100 Sands Point Road

Interior

Linda and Benjamin

$138,000

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Trusted for their experience and expertise

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Locally and globally connected through a world-class network

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Committed to giving back to the community in which they serve

525 Sanctuary Drive

Door and window

James Stern

$160,920

Steiner 4325 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Interior

DRN Properties LLC

$124,000

1075 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Interior

Edward and Janice

$119,000

Whether buying or selling in Sarasota and beyond, Saint and Marie are a team you can count on to deliver the right result.

Tannebaum

SaintandMarie.com

558 Bayview Drive

Interior

Michael McLung

2067 Harbour Links

Remodel kitchen

Houston G. Little Jr.

and baths

562 Ranger Lane

Seawall

Carl Horsley

$40,000

615 Dream Island Road

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John and Kim Bard

$36,000

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Reroof

William Emerick

$36,000

415 L’Ambiance Drive

Interior

Steven Thomas

$31,225

690 Longview Drive

Window

Margaret Osborn

$27,900

Joyce Welch

$25,265

replacement 3432 Winding Oaks Drive

Door and window

replacement 535 Sanctuary Drive

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4120 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Demo of restaurant Town of Longboat Key

James Stern

$24,000

572 Outrigger Lane

Roof

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CC Shores Waterfront

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L O N G B OAT K E Y 6604 Gulf Of Mexico Drive A4115163 $625,000

S A R A S O TA 800 N Tamiami Trail 1112 A4206724 $429,000

$25,000

581 Wedge Lane

New construction

Mr. and Mrs. Cardi

$21,000

3850 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Replace entry

Bayport Beach and

$20,913

decks

Tennis Club

2399 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Door and window

495 Main Street Realty $20,798

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PURSUANT TO Florida Statute 705.103, the following property is being posted as found/abandoned property that has been turned into the Longboat Key Police Department. The Longboat Key Police Department will retain custody of the listed property for 90 days from the date the property was submitted to the department. Items that are not claimed by the rightful owner are 90 days may be donated to a charitable organization, traded to another local government or state agency, sold at auction, or retained for use by the Longboat Key Police Department as per F.S.S 705

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260 NORTH SHORE ROAD #4

3426 MISTLETOE LANE - COREY’S LANDING

Renovated from top to bottom! This rarely-available 3BR townhouse residence is located directly on Longboat Key’s pristine Gulf shores, offering stunning modern upgrades throughout. Walk in and immediately fall in love with the picture-perfect beach views, 20’ cathedral ceilings, beautiful hardwood flooring, newer electric and plumbing, impact windows and sliders, eat-in kitchen and rooftop solarium. Beachfront living at its best, this gated neighborhood is in perfect seclusion, minutes from Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria Island.

Extensive updates adorn this gorgeous 5BR home in Corey’s Landing. Located directly on a stretch of Harbourside Moorings golf course, overlooking Sarasota Bay, this move-in ready residence is waiting for you to begin enjoying. You will adore the expanse of the almost 5,000 SF interior, featuring a conveniently open layout with hardwood flooring, cathedral ceilings, gourmet kitchen with professional-grade appliances, media and exercise rooms, plus access to the two-story pavered pool deck from almost each room.

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1352 Harbor Drive - Harbor Acres

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1211 Gulf of Mexico Drive #904

Just a few homes in from the open bayfront, offering stunning views, this newer 4BR home is ready for you. Built to the highest standards in 2009, with impact doors, windows and sliders, elevator, 14’ ceilings, coffered ceiling treatments, waterside swimming pool, dock and lift. www.1352HarborDrive.com $3,795,000

Serene bayfront living abounds at this wonderfully spacious 6BR estate, on more than a half-acre of lush property, just minutes from Siesta Key Beach. This boater’s paradise offers 150’ of water frontage, easy deep-water access to Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. www.5151JunglePlumRoad.com $2,695,000

Enjoy a spacious, almost 4,000 SF, residence that lives like a single-family home, with proximity to many wonderful amenities. Perfectly positioned in the heart of downtown Sarasota, where you can walk to the best that an ideal city lifestyle has to offer. www.TheSavoy402.com $2,300,000

Walk a few steps to relish azure waves! This Promenade penthouse offers 2,600 SF, a true THREE BEDROOM layout with stunning Gulf-to-bay views. Move-in ready, you will love the extensive upgrades, island breezes from two private terraces and two premium parking spaces. www.PromenadePenthouse904.com $1,225,000

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Located on the south end of Longboat Key’s prestigious bayfront, this three-bedroom residence is in a central location, near the best that Sarasota offers. www.BayHarbourA306.com $549,000

Spectacular Sarasota value! This immaculate 6BR residence in the Oaks Bayside is a flourish of custom finishes and designer upgrades. Relish stunning sunset views and a luxurious country club lifestyle. www.136OspreyPointDrive.com $2,750,000

This special, top-floor residence in Building 3 at Beachplace is immediately ready for you. Offering far-reaching views of the Gulf of Mexico, downtown, Sarasota Bay and lush Beachplace community. Includes stylish furnishings. www.Beachplace3604.com $729,000

Mesmerizing sunrise to sunset views welcome you to this lovely 3BR Biscayne residence. You will love the easy access to the terrace that wraps from one end of the residence to the other.

1065 Gulf of Mexico Drive #105

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.

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 $715,000

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. www.Beachplace6602.com $699,000

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This south-facing, light and open Bimini residence in Building V at Grand Bay offers beautiful bay views. Relish bay breezes and relax the day away on the oversized, wraparound terrace.

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LONGBOAT KEY 3545 Fair Oaks Lane - Queens Harbour 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

1241 Gulf of Mexico Drive #111 This is your chance to enjoy The Water Club lifestyle for a wonderful value. Completely move-in ready, this furnished retreat offers lush views and is a few steps from amenities. www.WaterClubSouth111.com $469,000

4725 Gulf of Mexico Drive #207 A light and bright beach getaway, this second-floor, furnished Sand Cay residence is the ideal vacation retreat. www.SandCay207.com $399,000

810 Evergreen Way - Cedars East Offered furnished, you will love the convenience of moving right in and immediately enjoying this townhouse www.810EvergreenWay.com $379,000

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1654 Landings Boulevard - The Landings West of the Trail! The newer Smart Home features offered throughout this stunning 5BR estate create a level of convenient luxury for the modern family that provides access to everything at the touch of a button. Includes 6-car garage. www.1654LandingsBoulevard.com $1,795,000

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 office residence. www.6155ManasotaKeyRoad.com $1,695,000

1024 Citrus Avenue - Bungalow Hill

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 courtyard and boating access. www.1235NorthLakeShoreDrive.com $2,495,000

This 3BR residence is waiting for you to make it your own. Located just minutes from downtown Sarasota, this Spanish Mediterranean-inspired home offers 3,400 SF of beautiful interior, including cathedral ceilings, cook’s kitchen and plenty of outdoor entertaining space. www.1024CitrusAvenue.com $1,395,000

This lovely, updated 5BR, 5,000+ SF Bird Key home abounds in sprawling views of Sarasota Bay, John Ringling bridge and the 519 Bayview Drive - Bayview Estates twinkling lights of downtown! Boating enthusiasts will adore the This well-maintained, 4BR home welcomes you with lush, direct-bay location, 128’ of water frontage, deep-water dock manicured landscaping, a light and open, two-story layout. and lift. Includes its own dock and lift, with effortless boating access. www.639MourningDoveDrive.com $3,195,000 www.519BayviewDrive.com $949,000

4557 Camino Real - Oyster Bay

2869 Alex McKay Place - Laurel Oak

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 $1,095,000

Behind the secure gates of Laurel Oak Country Club, this gorgeous 4BR Arthur Rutenberg home is on a sprawling corner lot. With beautiful lake and golf course views, you will immediately love the open, 4,500+ SF layout. www.2869AlexMcKayPlace.com $1,045,000

670 Mourning Dove Drive

1331 Quail Drive - Oyster Bay

101 South Gulfstream Avenue #11E

Light and open, 2BR walk-down is waiting for you to rent, renovate or enjoy. You will adore this lovely beachfront community, offering charmingly sunny views. www.Beachplace7101.com $685,000

BIRD KEY 639 Mourning Dove Drive

Fabulous features abound throughout this stunning 3BR home, offering more than 4,000 SF of designer living space. Built in 2006, this beautiful estate is ideally situated just three homes in from Sarasota Bay. www.670MourningDoveDrive.com $2,895,000

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

1055 Bogey Lane - Country Club Shores This lovely 3BR plus bonus room home abounds in elaborate Florida-sourced gardens, stone pavered walkways and vinecovered pergolas. Offering dockage, with deep-water dock. www.1055BogeyLane.com $899,000

1235 North Lake Shore Drive - Oyster Bay

Built in 2006, you will love the unique design, 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

COMPLETELY RENOVATED! New kitchen, bathrooms and windows. Walk to everything from this stylishly updated, 11th-floor, 2BR/2BA residence in downtown Sarasota. Island Park at Marina Jack is just across the street! www.DolphinTower11E.com $339,000

201 Gulf of Mexico Drive Suite 1, Longboat Key, Florida 34228 office: (941) 387-1840 cell: (941) 586-6668 e-mail: roger@pettingell.com website: www.longboatrealestate.com www.bestsarasotarealestate.net Owned and operated by NRT, LLC

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