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Rebuilding the code

A little less buzz.

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THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018

YOUR TOWN

Leaders intent on resetting town’s rules on redevelopment. PAGE 3A Courtesy photo

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Gussins get thrilling award Bob and Pat Gussin have booked themselves an award. The owners of Oceanview Publishing and parttime Longboat Key residents will be awarded the Thriller Legends Award on July 14 at Thrillerfest in New York City from the International Thriller Writers. Since starting their publishing company in 2006, they have published more than 200 thrillers by 75 authors. Pat Gussin is the author of seven novels, and Bob Gussin the author of “Trash Talk.”

Tom and Dee Harmer

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Steve Gianopolus and Sandy and Irina LaRose celebrated July 4 at Longboat’s 16th annual Freedom Fest.

Community turns out to watch and march in Longboat’s Freedom Fest. SEE PAGE 1B

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Lionfish hunters clean up Shane Donglasan

An artist’s calling. INSIDE

Gabby Magalski holds up one of the many lionfish harvested during Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium’s Fifth Annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby

Happy birthday, Manager Tom! Town Manager Tom Harmer rang in his 60th birthday a day early July 9. First, Harmer celebrated at a commission meeting. That evening, his wife, Dee, planned a surprise party at Caragiulo’s restaurant in Sarasota. But Harmer arrived through the back, walking right into his own party. Harmer’s sons, Randy and Deryck surprised him, along with friends. “It’s awesome because it’s such a mix of people,” Harmer said.

Turtle Tracks

Derby ends with recipes, fewer fish.

JULY 1-7: Nests False Crawls

SEE PAGE 14A

YEAR TO DATE: 2018 2017 Nests 756 1,016 False Crawls 614 963

2018 2017 123 127 79 158

Source: Mote Marine Laboratory Data for Longboat Key


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Town presses ahead on redevelopment changes With scores of properties on Longboat Key aging, town officials continue their work to rewrite zoning codes.

WHAT’S NEXT The Planning and Zoning Board will discuss the issue of pushing forward on a new redevelopment code at its Aug. 21 meeting.

CONFORMING VS. NONCONFORMING Here are two examples of nonconforming and conforming properties on Longboat Key:

BRET HAUFF STAFF WRITER

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ongboat Key has more than 100 properties that don’t meet its zoning requirements. These older structures were built in a time when they could be taller, have more units per acre and be built closer to property lines and the gulf. So what happens if one of those buildings, referred to as “nonconforming,” sustains irreparable damage? Or what if a building is outdated and the owners want to redevelop? Town code today says those buildings would have to be built to the exact specifications in which they exist to retain their nonconforming allowances. Among those allowances: density beyond what’s allowed; greater height; and shorter setbacks from property lines or the beachfront. That means a nonconforming condominium building could not be reconfigured to accommodate 10-foot ceilings instead of 8-foot ceilings, for example, or increase square footage to add a washer and dryer to units in a building that has shared laundry — amenities in high demand in today’s housing market, the Urban Land Institute said in a 2013 study. “Most of the nonconforming issue has to do with density: more dwelling units per acre than designed for,” said Planning, Zoning and Building Director Allen Parsons. Town commissioners have recognized this as a problem, working for at least three years to change the town’s redevelopment code regarding nonconforming structures. “Our code hasn’t been changed a lot since the ’80s, and it’s very frustrating for me,” said Commissioner Jim Brown. But island leaders have yet to make a decision about what to do with the code, a policy they were hoping to have before hurricane season began June 1. The Town Commission has met three times in the past three months to discuss paths forward. And it has had a rubric to work off: an ordinance passed by the Planning and Zoning Board in 2017 to rework the redevelopment code. That ordinance stalled in 2017 when Unicorp National Developments brought its plan to redevelop the shuttered Colony Beach & Tennis Resort before the town. But now the seven commissioners have developed three objectives in designing a new code to make nonconforming properties meet the town’s zoning codes: n No new density, meaning that a nonconforming property may not add more units than what it has now; n Any redevelopment would try to meet zone districts in which it exists, meaning that development would have to strive to meet setback, height and open space requirements; and n Use and structures in any

redevelopment would meet zone district standards, meaning that any redevelopment in a residential zone must stay residential. For example, say a nonconforming property, built in an area zoned for 14 units an acre, is extensively damaged. Under the new objective, a rebuild would have to maintain that density. It would also have to be rebuilt to zone standards, taking into account open space, setbacks and maximum height. Once rebuilt, the building would be granted conforming status. Beyond the established three objectives, it’s up to the Planning and Zoning Board to push forward a proposal. The Town Commission has asked Planning and Zoning Board members to discuss a new “floating zone district,” which would allow for additional cubic content. “My argument to this date is that if [residents] can rebuild within our codes, then they can build whatever square footage they want to,” Brown said. This floating zoning district, as proposed, would give anyone who wants to redevelop, or has to rebuild, latitude to add space. But that call to action wasn’t without direction. Commissioners gave three objectives for a potential floating zone district, which would work as a means of making nonconforming properties conform. The commissioners’ objecttives are: n Reduce nonconforming height; n Push redevelopers to follow as many standards as possible in that particular zone, meaning redevelopment would strive to meet setback, density and open space requirements; n Allow some redevelopment flexibility when site constraints make meeting zone standards impractical or when market needs can be demonstrated. But this doesn’t mean the commission is powerless if a hurricane were to destroy properties on the island before its work on a new redevelopment code is finished. Parsons said that island leaders could make an emergency decision on the zoning code to create allowances for island buildings to reconstruct to meet market standards. Commissioner Ken Schneier said he wished the code would have been reworked years ago, but that sometimes government can take longer than expected to make decisions. “I am hopeful that it is done well in advance of next year’s hurricane season,” Schneier said of the redevelopment code. “Anything that involves a lot of people coming to consensus takes a lot of time.”

How we got here 1984

The entire island is rezoned with less density overall, rendering 60% of the properties on the island nonconforming. 

2008 Photos by Bret Hauff

ARIA: CONFORMING Acres: 5.03 Number of units: 17 Density: 3.38 units per acre Zoned density allowance: 5.96 units per acre Opened: 2016

Voluntary rebuild is approved by the town, allowing nonconforming properties to redevelop if built to the exact cubic footage of the existing building.

2013

The Planning and Zoning Board and the Urban Land Institute recommend changing the town’s zoning codes to prepare for future development on the island; review begins.

2016

Planning and Zoning Board members pass ordinance 2016-32, which outlines how the town should rewrite its zoning code. The measure is not adopted.

2017

BEACHPLACE: NONCONFORMING

Zoning code rewrite is stalled by Colony Beach & Tennis Resort redevelopment. Leaders say they didn’t want to rewrite redevelopment codes while considering a major redevelopment project.

Acres: 30.48 Number of units: 340 Density: 11.15 units per acre Zoned density allowance: 6 units per acre Opened: 1980

BY THE NUMBERS

60%

properties made nonconforming overnight in 1984

118

number of nonconfirming buildings

4,091 “Our code hasn’t been changed a lot since the ’80s, and it’s very frustrating for me.” — Commissioner Jim Brown

the total number of nonconforming units, those which the zoning code does not permit, on the island

614.6

acreage on Longboat Key that hosts nonconforming properties

2018

Colony redevelopment is approved; redevelopment code is refined in Town Commission special meetings.


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WHAT DOES ‘FOR SALE’ MEAN? For the purposes of Longboat Key’s new sign ordinance, just saying your house is for sale isn’t enough: “This sign may only be displayed while the property is being offered for sale, rent or lease through a licensed real estate agent or by owner with advertising in a local newspaper of general circulation or online until the earliest of two business days after transfer of ownership, when the property is no longer for rent, sale or lease, or when the lease or rent period commences.’’ Bret Hauff

Town commissioners allowed this sign to exist as nonconforming until the St. Regis project is complete.

Longboat passes sign code Longboat Key has passed sign rules that meet constitutional standards after three years of not enforcing its codes on temporary signs.

BRET HAUFF STAFF WRITER

The town of Longboat Key is no longer violating the Constitution, as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court, now that it has passed a code to regulate signs based on time, place and manner — not content. The Supreme Court in 2015 ruled that municipalities may not regulate signs based on content, a policy that Longboat Key practiced and had to quit enforcing when the ruling came from the nation’s highest court. The

ruling indicated laws couldn’t regulate, say, church signs, differently than, say, yard sale signs or real estate signs. But that changed July 9 when the town passed an ordinance to repeal and replace its zoning code with one that is designed to ignore content when permitting signs on the island. The new code allows for two temporary signs: One that is 1-square-foot at any time and another that is 3 square feet only when a property is under contract for sale, rent or lease. Because the town is barred from regulating

content, the bigger sign doesn’t necessarily have to promote that sale or rental. A 1-square-foot additional sign (think: Pool Home, Canalfront, Sold) is allowed, too. “Well, we did it,” Mayor George Spoll said after the ordinance passed with a 6-1 vote. Commissioner Ed Zunz voted against the measure because he said he didn’t think it met the strict guidance given by the Supreme Court. “[This code is] like saying if you have a white house you can have a 3-foot sign and if you have any other color you can’t,” Zunz said. “The criteria for who gets the bigger sign is absurd.” But legal counsel for the town disagreed, saying the code as proposed, which is based on a template from the International Municipal Lawyers Association,

has been vetted by federal courts. The new rules passed with one amendment: an allowance for all nonconforming signs that were in place on or before July 9 rather than Dec. 27, as proposed by town staff. The change to the rules came at the request of Unicorp National Developments, which sought the rule change to allow its sign at the site of the former Colony Beach & Tennis resort to stand until the project is complete. While that sign is intended to promote the sale of units at the proposed St. Regis Hotel and Residences, Realtors at the town meeting were concerned about their ability to attract buyers to their properties. Realtors have complained that the town’s new rules provide for yard signs that are generally smaller than typical signs posted when a home is for sale or rent. “I think yard signs and hope house signs are important to our business,” said John Coutret, a Longboat Key resident and Realtor. “Please remember who benefits from these signs: the homeowner.” But after a discussion about the constitutionality of the new rules for temporary signs — Zunz called the guidelines a “charade” — Zunz suggested commissioners approve an ordinance that allows just one temporary sign. That motion failed to get a second. Max Brandow, a representative for the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee, said in an interview that all things considered, the code came out “OK.” “It’s not the ultimate result we wanted, but we avoided a smaller, more harmful result,” Brandow said.

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Town keeps tax rate flat Town commissioners have decided to keep the millage rate level as they prepare for the upcoming fiscal year.

DOLLARS AND SENSE

WHAT’S NEXT?

This year’s budget versus last year’s: Proposed spending

2019 $16,551,068

2018 $16,416,107

CHANGE +1.82%

Anticipated revenue

$16,508,236

$16,082,186

+1.82%

Draw from reserve fund

$42,832

$333,921

-55.15%

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n Send the Truth in Millage letter to all residents by the end of August to alert property owners of the maximum possible millage rate n First public hearing for budget matters is set for 5:01 p.m. Sept. 11.

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Longboat Key plans to spend $16,551,068 in the coming fiscal year on town business, which will require dipping into its savings account for $42,832 to make ends meet. The budget process, which began last month with the submission of a preliminary budget and continued this week when commissioners set a maximum property tax rate of 2.1144 mills, will conclude in September with final adoption. The 2018-19 fiscal year begins Oct. 1. With anticipated revenue of $16,508,236, the town will balance its books with a small withdrawal from its reserve fund. When property values rose 3.99%, more than the 3% expected, the town was able to reduce the amount of reserve fund money needed to balance its budget. In comparison, the town plans to spend $16,416,107 by the end of this fiscal year with a matching amount of revenue. That required $333,921 from the reserve fund. With the tax rate set at 2.1144

MILLAGE BREAKDOWN DISTRICT A (Gulfside) Operating millage

2018 2.1144

2019 2.1144

CHANGE 0%

Facilities bond

.0514

.0477

-7.19%

Beach special district

.7272

.7002

-3.72%

Total

2.8930

2.8623

-1.06%

DISTRICT B (Bayside) Operating millage

2018 2.1144

2019 2.1144

CHANGE 0%

Facilities bond

.0514

.0477

-7.19%

Beach special district

.1818

.1750

-3.72%

Total

2.3476

2.3371

-0.45%

mills, a Longboat resident who owns a home with a taxable value of $500,000 would pay a municipal property tax of $1,057.20. With values rising, a flat tax rate will lead to a higher tax bill. However, because of decreases in the facilities and beach special district taxes, property owners will see a decrease in their total tax rate (see millage breakdown box, above). Town Manager Tom Harmer has suggested the town allocate

$1.35 million to the town’s fund balance to account for economic uncertainty, an amount that would add 30 operating days to the town’s rainy day fund. If approved, the town’s fund balance would have enough to pay for the town’s operating expenses for 153 days; the target is 90. Among the big ticket items in the budget for this fiscal year are: n The most expensive of all capital projects is the one to put all overhead wires underground:

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a voter approved expenditure that will cost the town $45,891,672. This project has been funded by special assessment, which residents had an option to pay in full or add to their tax bill. It’s not reflected in the operating budget. n $40,000 to begin work designing possible replacements for Bayfront Park’s recreation center, something residents spoke about during a wish-list session with the Town Commission. n The town has also approved $170,000 for emergency sand replacement at Greer Island — the northernmost part of the island that had been eroded in May. n A $400,000 grant from Sarasota County will help with the demolition of the old Amore Restaurant and prepare of the site for the Arts, Cultural and Education Center as part of a partnership with the Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Mosquito control test working, residents say Longboat Key north end mosquito control experiment has been buzzing for three months. BRET HAUFF STAFF WRITER

“Whatever they’re doing, it turned out well so far. We haven’t seen the swarms like we have in the past.” — Bus Fischer Bret Hauff

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his north-end home. “Whatever they’re doing, it turned out well so far,” Fischer said. “We haven’t seen the swarms like we have in the past.” The traps, which look like black, 5-gallon buckets, are hard to find

— the ones on Fischer’s property are hidden in vegetation. Fischer said he had to search for the traps because “you don’t notice them.” Of the 213 residents asked to participate in this no-cost mosquito control program, 189 said

yes, Lesser said. That’s about 90% of the property on the north end of Longboat Key with mosquito traps, accounting for 577 traps. “That’s pretty darn good,” Lesser said. But even with the positive results that are coming from

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The buzz of mosquitoes has quieted somewhat on the north end of Longboat Key, thanks, in part, to a Manatee County Mosquito Control District experiment. Dutch-made In2Care mosquito traps have been stifling the number of mosquitoes on the north end for about three months. Manatee County Mosquito Control District Assistant Director Chris Lesser called the results of the experiment “encouraging.” “We know were seeing a reduced number of mosquitoes on Longboat Key,” Lesser said. “But we’re also seeing reduced number of mosquitoes in other areas of the county.” So how do they know the number of mosquitoes is down from last year? Well, there’s anecdotal evidence — resident Bus Fischer said he’s noticed fewer mosquitoes this year than in years past. Mosquitoes used to swarm outside Fischer’s lanai every evening when he and his wife ate dinner there. Now Fischer, who has three traps on his property, said he hardly notices the insects around

the experiment, Lesser said he’s skeptical the In2Care traps could be effective on a large scale. That’s because keeping the traps is labor intensive. Each month, employees from the Mosquito Control District must change the water inside the traps to ensure there is a proper amount of chemicals designed to kill mosquito larvae in them. Mosquito Control District employees must also ensure that none of the traps were tipped over by animals. They also count the number of mosquitoes that land on their bodies in a five-minute period as data to determine if the traps work. All that work is necessary to ensure the experiment is successful — labor Lesser said he was not so sure the community would be willing to do. If people don’t take the time to dump water from containers in their backyards that can breed mosquitoes, how can they be trusted to maintain traps that require more intensive care, he said. “I’m a bit skeptical that the public would put in the effort to maintaining these traps,” Lesser said. But Fischer said he wouldn’t mind the labor. He thinks it would be easy. “If that were an option and I had the material and the procedure, I’d be glad to do it,” Fischer said. “The results are worth it.”

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Keep up the pressure The Barrier Island Traffic study produced 71 recommendations. Longboat leaders would be wise to find their own way to complete the ones that matter most.

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hen you think back to high season of 20152016 and the horrible traffic that riled everyone, you can say today, believe it or not, we’re actually making progress … and improvements. Most notably, the Florida Department of Transportation and the city of Sarasota have improved, albeit slightly, one of the two worst traffic spots that affects the residents of Longboat Key: the dreaded chokepoint intersections of U.S. 41, Fruitville Road and Gulfstream-John Ringling Parkway. (The other worst spot is on the north end: the stretch of Gulf Drive from Longboat Pass through the heart of Bradenton Beach up to the Cortez Bridge intersection.) It took more than two years to make the improvements, but we now have that new third left-turn lane from Gulfstream onto northbound U.S. 41 and a continuous right-turn lane off of U.S. 41 onto eastbound Fruitville. Miracles sometimes do occur in government, even if they do occur in dog years. And when we said “albeit slightly” for those improvements on U.S. 41, we can’t help but cite how, in the inimitable ways of traffic management in the city of Sarasota, FDOT and the city offset their good work with the installation of a signalized crosswalk at Ritz-Carlton Drive and U.S. 41. Let’s also note neither government body has fixed the flooding that occurs on the west side of U.S. 41 next to the new Westin hotel. Two steps forward, two steps back. It’s difficult not to be cynical. But let’s accentuate the positive for a moment. Even if all of the government bodies involved in traffic management have not made any dramatic improvements in traffic flow in the region’s worst chokepoints, it’s accurate to say Longboat Key town commissioners, leaders of the Longboat Key Revitalization Task Force and several Longboat residents have been instrumental keeping the traffic issue at the top of policymakers’ agendas. This push from Longboat Key began after the traffic debacle of 2015-2016, with Longboaters Lenny Landau and Tom Freiwald of the Revitalization Task Force urging the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization to take action. Subsequent to their efforts, former Mayor Terry Gans, Commissioner Jack Daly and former Town Manager David Bullock continued conversations with FDOT and MPO officials and their peers in Manatee and Sarasota counties and the barriers island municipalities. Current Mayor George Spoll did his part, too, two months ago, even if he affronted Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie on that town’s seemingly intractable traffic issues. All of these voices had a cumulative effect, proving that hackneyed saying: The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Or another way to look at it: If you want to get something accomplished, you need a champion. If you want to get something done, you have to take matters into your

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THE MPO’S TRAFFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LONGBOAT, LIDO AND ST. ARMANDS KEYS The following are among 71 priorities relevant to Longboat Key, St. Armands and Lido Key residents that emerged from the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Barrier Island Traffic Study. SHORT TERM n Bradenton Beach — Add more buffers, such as existing wood posts with rope, between the west sidewalk and State Road 789 to channelize pedestrian crossings to side streets. Add curb and/or wood posts with rope to east SR 789 for same reason and to keep vehicles from slowing to look for parking. These improvements should be coordinated with Bridge Street roundabout analysis. Cost: TBD. Status: Undetermined. n John Ringling Parkway (SR 789) at Gulfstream — Place law enforcement officers at key intersections to direct traffic south to spread traffic to alternative eastwest corridors (Bahia Vista and Webber). Cost: TBD. Status: Undetermined. n Ritz-Carlton Drive and U.S. 41 — Add Hawk Signals for platooning of pedestrians, as part of the U.S. 41-Gulfstream roundabout project. Cost: TBD. Status: In design. n U.S. 41-Fruitville Road — Add Hawk Signals for platooning of pedestrians, as part of the U.S. 41-Gulfstream roundabout project. Cost: TBD. Status: In design. n St. Armands Circle — Add pedestrian managers for the platooning of pedestrians. Cost: TBD. Status: Unknown. n U.S. 41-Gulfstream — Add crosswalks with flashing beacons and Hawk Signals, as part of the U.S. 41-Gulfstream roundabout project. Cost: TBD. Status: In design. n St. Armands Circle — Add pavement markings and advanced signage to warn drivers of upcoming lane drops and lane designations. Additional improvements to

own hands. Longboat’s pressure, more than from anywhere else, created momentum and what appears to be more urgency than ever before to address this decade-long issue. Which brings us to the recently reported results of the 2-yearold Barrier Island Traffic Study. Much is still to be accomplished. The traffic study steering committee recently released 71 recommendations to help improve traffic flow from Anna Maria south through Longboat Key and St. Armands Circle all the way to the U.S. 41-Gulfstream-Fruitville intersection. The committee ranked the recommendations in three categories: short-term, mid-term, long-term. We’ve highlighted in the accompanying box a dozen of the short-term and mid-term recommendations relevant to Longboat Key residents traveling on and off the Key.

consider: a) Providing improved wayfinding at decision points; b) Elimination of parking spaces with operational conflicts with intersections to improve traffic flow; c) Eliminate back-to-back crosswalks. Consider a third lane in the NE quadrant allowing for: westbound to northbound bypass lane; shared westbound to northbound/westbound to westbound lane; and westbound to southbound to eastbound lane. Cost: TBD. Status: Undetermined. n SR 789 at Ken Thompson Parkway — Increase westbound turn-lane storage to accommodate more than three cars to reduce blocking of right- and left-turning vehicles. Cost: $200,000. Status: Undetermined. MID-TERM n Coquina Beach/Bradenton Beach — Charge a parking fee and pursue available park-and-ride options and locations to accommodate typical peak demand activity. Cost: $10,000 per solar-powered pay station, plus cost of land and construction of parking structure. Status: Undetermined. n Lido Key — Pursue park-and-ride opportunities and locations to accommodate peak demand. Charge a fee to park similar to fee to be charged at St. Armands Circle. Cost: $10,000 per solarpowered pay station, plus $2,000 per location for design and setup. n Gulf of Mexico Drive-Longboat Club Road — Install roundabout. Cost: TBD. Status: Undetermined. n Sarasota Quay, Sarasota Yacht Club, City Island Park — Water shuttles. Cost: Incentivize private operators. Status: Undetermined. For the full list of 71 priorities go to: swflroads.com/sarasotamanateebarrierislands.

Some make great sense. But think of this: There are 71 recommendations — each with different advocates, each with different levels of urgency. Imagine trying to decide what’s first. In the next phase of the traffic study, the steering committee and other officials are expected to devise a manageable list of priorities. To be sure, there will be winners and losers. Let’s hope Longboat’s leaders keep up the pressure to persuade FDOT and MPO to move quicker than in the past on the worst chokepoints. But at the same time, it would behoove Longboat’s leaders to rank which of the 71 recommendations are most important to the Key and its residents and consider ways to accomplish them without having to wait for FDOT or the MPO to act. Be the champion that gets the job done.

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LETTERS Settlement sends the wrong signal It is very disappointing to read that the Longboat Police accepted $30,000 to settle the case of the video voyeur still residing at Cedars East. Owners here such as Robin Radin quoted in your article agree that this settlement will leave a precedent that could damage the Key’s reputation. What about the decent, lawabiding owners of property at Cedars East itself? It is disgraceful that Mr. Natt is allowed to reside here at all in the future. Your article states that Mr. Natt will abide by a 30-day rental restriction. Currently Cedars East is required to abide by a two-week rental restriction, which is not being upheld. Rental agencies and owners utilizing Airbnb are short-term renting to the dismay of fulltime residents. We are very concerned about the reputation and property values of Cedars East itself if short-term renting becomes the norm here. We applaud the town’s decision to begin fining these infractions. Let’s keep Longboat Key special. It is why many of us moved here in the first place. PAT FRAIN LONGBOAT KEY

A blow to social media’s reputation Proof positive that Facebook is becoming passé, when gramma and gramps discover it and Twitter in their rocking chairs. Is the town moving from conservative to progressive, does this mean our congressman will put up his mansion for sale next. Inquiring minds need to know. JOHN D. WILD BRADENTON

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historic Longboat Key village, which is slated to open by October; n Demolition of Pattigeorge’s restaurant in preparation for an homage to The Buccaneer at the site, which could be completed by 2020. “In a high-end real estate market, which Longboat is in, properties are not going to stay as they are. They’re going to continue to evolve,” said Commissioner Jim Brown. “I think that’s really what’s happening.” Property values have risen on Longboat Key for the past five years, showing an increase of more than 3% each year, according to town documents. Michael Saunders, who owns Michael Saunders & Co. and has spent 70 years on the island, said new amenities, such as the Arts, Cultural and Education Center, will work to attract more potential homebuyers, Saunders said. “The Key has evolved over the years, and people have fallen in love with the magic of Longboat. And each generation has wanted something different,” Saunders said. “People want new. They want high ceilings, they want light, they want access and to be part of nature.” And Longboat is just an attractive place. That’s why Richard Gonzmart of the Columbia Restaurant Group said he decided to purchase the former Pattigeorge’s restaurant. “We weren’t looking for another project, but we just couldn’t turn down this opportunity to be on Longboat Key,” Gonzmart said.

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Longboat Key’s real estate market exploded in the 1970s and 1980s when the Arvida Corp. built many of the island’s largest structures and neighborhoods, including Seaplace, Bay Isles Harbour, Beachplace, Inn on the Beach, Fairway Bay and Sunset Beach. And while an uptick in activity in the first half of 2018 might not rise to that level, a ride around Longboat Key will showcase myriad projects that have all seemed to begin at once: n The redevelopment of Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, which is scheduled for completion in 2021. Though in the works for years, and still not entirely settled, demolition of the existing buildings could begin next week. Ground could be broken on the St. Regis in 2019; n Development of a 300-unit hotel at the Resort at Longboat Key Club, which has begun with the realignment of Longboat Club Road. A traffic circle may someday form the intersection of the street and Gulf of Mexico Drive. n A new gas station on the north end, which is planned to open by the end of this year; n The Arts, Cultural and Education Center at the site of former Amore Restaurant, which could see demolition by the end of this year. Town officials hope to create a central gathering space on the property between the time the building is cleared and the arts center construction begins; n The Shore restaurant in the

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Police responded to several complaints of fireworks use on the beach or party noise on July 4-5, according to incident reports. Among them:

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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE 10:04 a.m., 400 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Lost property: A man called police in the morning after discovering his wallet missing after last seeing it the night before while out with his children. He told an officer he paid cash for two sodas for his children and couldn’t remember what he did with his wallet. The business owner reported remembering the man paide with cash but likewise couldn’t remember what became of the wallet. There was no video to consult. The man was leaving later that day and needed his drivers license to board his plane. The officer told the man to call the airline and seek guidance. TIME TO LEAVE 12:12 p.m., 4600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Disturbance: The manager of a vacation resort called police about a guest who was still in his room hours after being told it was time to leave. An officer arrived and spoke to the guest who said he had words with the manager and needed a little extra time to gather his belongings after the 10 a.m. deadline. The manager said he needed to leave immediately. The guest told the officer he would be gone in 10 minutes. SHOCKING 12:18 p.m., 7000 block of Longboat Drive Fire: A palm branch caught fire after leaning on a power line. Police and fire units responded while Florida Power & Light came out to cut off power. Police blocked traffic during the incident until the utility workers cleared the branch and restored power. THAR SHE BLOWS 3:56 p.m., 700 block of Tarawitt Drive Public service: Police were called

to the site of a broken pipe, which sent water 8 feet into the air. The Public Works Department shut off the water and made repairs.

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SAFETY FIRST 11:15 a.m., off the Key Boating incident: An officer on marine patrol duty spotted a stand-up paddleboarder, who wasn’t wearing a flotation device, fall off the board into the water. The officer, with the help of a PA system, called out to see if she was OK. The woman signaled she needed no assistance. The officer stood by while two nearby paddleboarders monitored the woman’s progress back to shore. SLEEPING ASSISTANCE 11:42 p.m., 5300 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Disturbance: A caller to police complained about noise that was keeping her and her husband from falling asleep. The thumping noise seemed to come from the rear of the pool area. An officer’s investigation found a noisy, poolarea ceiling fan directly below the couple’s apartment. The officer solved the problem by turning it off.

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RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE 2:08 p.m., 100 block of North Shore Road Beverage violation: While on patrol of Greer Island, an officer discovered a half-full bottle of Russian Standard Vodka, three unopened Budweiser Lime containers and three unopened Modelo beers. No one nearby claimed ownership. The officer collected the containers, emptied their contents, photographed the empties and disposed of them. A nearby group of young adults then left the beach.

8:58 p.m. in the 1700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. The officer assigned to the call found several families launching fireworks from the beach. When told their actions were against the law, the family members said they were unaware and stopped. 9 p.m. in the 2600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Upon officers’ arrival, no one was there. 10:30 p.m. in the 5600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. Two officers arrived and checked the area for several minutes but spotted no fireworks go off. 12:45 a.m. in the 4600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. An officer arrived and reported no loud noise, but knocked on the door from which loud music had been reported earlier. The officer was told the party had ended. 9:30 p.m. in the 5900 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive. The officer sent to investigate found no fireworks going off.

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Longboat hatchlings among season’s first Hatchlings from a Longboat Key sea turtle nest were among the first spotted by beach-watching volunteers this season. Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Patrol documented one hatched nest on Venice and one on Longboat Key on June 28. Eggs take between 45 and 65 days to hatch. The tracks from the hatchlings indicated that they made the trek from their nest to the water without any obstacles or disorienta-

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Elections office begins mailing primary ballots More than 1,400 ballots are scheduled to be mailed Friday, July 13 to active duty military personnel, their spouses and dependents who are absent from Sarasota County, and overseas U.S. citizens. Nearly 59,000 additional Sarasota County ballots are scheduled for mailing to domestic voters beginning July 24. After these initial mailings, requests for vote-by-mail ballots will be processed and ballots mailed on a daily basis. Requests for vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the elections office by the end of business on Aug. 22 to allow sufficient time to be returned to be counted by the deadline of 7 p.m., Aug. 28. A voter may submit a voteby-mail ballot request online at SarasotaVotes.com, by email to votebymail@SarasotaVotes.com, or by calling 861-8618. Voters in Manatee County, including the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key, can request a ballot online at votemanatee. com, via email at info@votemanatee.com (include your date of birth) or by calling 741-3823. Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner reminds voters that the signature on the vote-by-mail ballot certificate will be compared to the voter’s signature on file in the elections office for verification. Voters may update signatures by submitting a Florida Voter Registration Application to the supervisor of elections office. Signature updates for the Aug. 28 election must be received by Aug. 16.

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Bank, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, N.C. 28805. A private graveside service will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, N.C., later this summer. Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Ave., Ashville, N.C. is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent through the website www.morrisfamilyfuneralhome.com

Madelyn Joan (Briggs) Strickland, of Asheville, N.C., passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on June 14, 2018, near Raleigh, N.C.

“She was a graduate of Stephens College and Duke University and received her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.” Hill. She lived in Jacksonville, N.C., for more than 20 years and was very active in civic affairs. She then lived in Chapel Hill, N.C. for 16 years while she worked at Duke Medical Library; after which she retired to her hometown of Asheville, N.C. She also made her winter home first in Everglades City, Fla., then in Longboat Key, Fla. She was a lifelong democrat, an avid gardener (a member of the French Broad River Garden Club) and a supporter of many causes, among which were hospice, orphanages, clean air organizations, Manna Food Drive, and Meals for Wheels. Friends who wish may send donations to: Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, N.C. 27607, or Manna Food

SERVICE: Later This Summer Private Graveside Service Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher N.C. DONATIONS: In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, N.C. 27607, or Manna Food Bank, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, N.C. 28805.

John S. (Jack) Weber, resident of Holmes Beach, Fla., passed away on June 25, 2018. Jack was born March 1, 1929, to John Shea Weber Sr. and Alice G. Weber. A graduate of Father Ryan High School (47) in Nashville, Tenn. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army serving in the Korean campaign, earning the Combat Infantry Badge Commendation. A member of St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Longboat Key, Fla., where he sang in the choir. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Dreyfus Weber. He is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Weber Woodwell and Lynn Weber, granddaughter Kristin Prussing and two great grandchildren, stepson Glen Gore (Carol), Clyde, N.C. He leaves 11 brothers, sisters, brothers and sisters in law, numerous cousins, and friends. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 21, 2018 at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Longboat Key. SERVICE: Friday, July 21, 10:30AM St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church 4280 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-1255

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In honor of the Toales and in recognition of their longstanding dedication to the Sarasota and Bradenton area communities, three local funeral homes will be renamed to reflect this change in leadership: > Palms-Robarts Funeral Home & Memorial Park is now ROBERT TOALE & SONS FUNERAL HOME AT PALMS MEMORIAL PARK

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Sarasota Lionfish Derby harvests destructive fish and turns them into delicious dishes.

MOST LIONFISH 1st place: Humpty Dumpty, 244 lionfish 2nd place: ZooKeeper/Proweb, 153 lionfish 3rd place: Got Fish, 88 lionfish

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Teams of divers removed 545 invasive lionfish from the Gulf of Mexico from July 6-8 during Mote Marine Laboratory’s Fifth Annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby. Although that number is lower than last year’s record of 1,079, Lad Akins said he hopes to keep seeing those numbers drop. Akins is the director of special projects for Reef Environmental Education Foundation, which organized the event with Mote. He said the numbers hopefully reflect a decline in lionfish in surrounding waters. Originally from the Pacific Ocean, lionfish are beautiful, yet deadly fish with voracious appetites that decimate local fish populations, including species key to maintaining healthy reefs. Lionfish have few natural predators and reproduce at a faster rate than native species. That’s the reason why organizations such as Mote and REEF encourage divers to collect and remove as many lionfish as possible. This year, seven teams, made up of two to four people, competed to catch the most lionfish, the largest lionfish and the smallest lionfish to win cash prizes ranging from $150 to $1,000. During the final weigh-in event July 8, the public watched as lionfish were counted and measured by REEF staff and dissected by Mote scientists. Collecting data on local lionfish populations each year helps scientists study population dynamics, behavior and adaptations over time. Team Local4Good, the one

LARGEST LIONFISH 1st: Humpty Dumpty, 391 mm (15.4 inches) 2nd: Barbarella, 382 mm (15 inches) 3rd: ZooKeeper/ Proweb, 380 mm (14.9 inches)

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Landon and Koa Viravong with Madison and Josh Taylor. Koa Viravong and Josh Taylor of Team Humpty Dumpty caught the most lionfish and the largest.

team new to the competition, didn’t make a single catch while hunting out in the Sarasota Bay, but leader Roger Landry said that was a good sign that few lionfish have invaded the area. Environmental sustainability is one of the reasons Landry chose to become a vegan a few years ago, and participating in the derby was a way for him to hunt and eat lionfish while staying green. “I saw it as a kind of a loophole,” he said. “I can’t feel bad about killing fish, and I’m doing a good thing for the environment, so it was a win-win situation for me.” The derby culminated with a tasting event July 8 to promote the consumption of the destructive, yet delicious fish. Attendees voted for the tastiest dishes prepared by chefs from Michael’s on

East, Indigenous, Mattison’s Forty-One, Tableseide Restaurant Group and Mote’s Deep Sea Diner. Chef John Mancini of Deep Sea Diner said after the fishermen are done removing the lionfish’s venomous spines, it is just like preparing any other fish. “It’s similar to most white fish,” Mancini said. “It’s super delicate and just a tiny bit muddy tasting. It’s not super mild, but not very strong or too oily.” Mancini served a lionfish cake with chipotle aioli on a bed of spaghetti cucumber. “The ultimate goal is to let people know that there is something more that they can do with this fish that is also destroying the habitat out there,” Mancini said.

SPOT A LIONFISH? Help document the lionfish invasion by reporting sightings through REEF or the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. FWC has a Report Florida Lionfish app available for smartphones, and its Lionfish Challenge rewards those who harvest the species. REEF also has a free Lionfish Sightings app for iPhone, which allows people to track and record lionfish sightings all around the invaded region.

SMALLEST LIONFISH 1st: Got Fish, 98 mm (3.85 inches) 2nd: ZooKeeper/ Proweb, 142 mm (5.6 inches) 3rd: ZooKeeper, 153 mm (6 inches) TOTAL LIONFISH CAUGHT: 545

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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. The picture-perfect beach views will mesmerize you, with gorgeous interior features including 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 Publix and St. Armands.

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Water views in the front and back of this 4BR plus family and bonus rooms Oyster Bay home create an idyllic backdrop for tranquil family living. This private residence is surrounded by lush foliage, offering a charming courtyard entry and wonderful interior upgrades. www.1235NorthLakeShoreDrive.com $2,495,000

Situated in a prime corner lot location, this lo.vely 3BR plus bonus room home abounds in elaborate Florida-sourced gardens. Stone pavered walkways and vine-covered pergolas surround this private residence. Offering boat dock, with deep-water access to the bay. www.1055BogeyLane.com $899,000

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 (one is covered). www.Beachplace10105.com $715,000

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The high-floor location of this 8th-floor Cayman residence offers breathtaking views, a charming 3BR layout that lives like a single-family home, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, eat-in kitchen and many wonderful amenities. www.GrandBay384.com $899,000

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639 Mourning Dove Drive This lovely, updated 5BR, 5,000+ SF Bird Key home abounds in sprawling views of Sarasota Bay, John Ringling bridge and the twinkling lights of downtown! Boating enthusiasts will adore the direct-bay location, 128’ of water frontage, deep-water dock and lift. Enjoy a sunny bike ride to the bayfront Bird Key Park. www.639MourningDoveDrive.com $3,195,000

670 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

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3040 Grand Bay Boulevard #285 Sunrise to sunset views abound from this mesmerizing 8thfloor 3BR Biscayne residence at Grand Bay. Offered furnished, you will love the easy access to the terrace that wraps from one end of the residence to the other. www.GrandBay285.com $929,000

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. www.GrandBay515.com $549,000

LONGBOAT KEY 3426 Mistletoe Lane - Corey’s Landing Extensive updates adorn this gorgeous 5BR home located directly on the Harbourside Moorings golf course, overlooking Sarasota Bay. Deeded beach access. www.3426MistletoeLane.com $1,349,000

1211 Gulf of Mexico Drive #904 Walk a few steps to relish azure waves! This move-in ready Promenade penthouse offers 2,600 SF, a true THREE BEDROOM layout with stunning Gulf-to-bay views. www.PromenadePenthouse904.com $1,225,000

3545 Fair Oaks Lane 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

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519 Bayview Drive - Bayview Estates This well-maintained, 4BR home welcomes you with lush, manicured landscaping, a light and open, two-story layout. Includes your own dock and lift, with bay boating access. www.519BayviewDrive.com $849,000

1241 Gulf of Mexico Drive #111

4725 Gulf of Mexico Drive #207 A light and bright beach getaway, this turnkey furnished Sand Cay residence is the ideal vacation retreat, simply waiting for you to immediately enjoy or rent. You will appreciate the recent updates and many community amenities. 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 2BR townhouse residence, including its own one-car garage. www.810EvergreenWay.com $379,000

OYSTER BAY 1331 Quail Drive The unique design and exclusive location of this contemporary home is sure to impress. Built in 2006, you will love the extensive, Florida-sourced landscape and open layout adorned with glass walls of sliders and windows, allowing for seamless indoor-to-outdoor entertaining. www.1331QuailDrive.com $999,500

4557 Camino Real - Oyster Bay This charming 4BR Oyster Bay home is in a central location, only minutes from downtown Sarasota and unforgettable beaches at the Keys. Surrounded by manicured foliage with a lovely courtyard entry, you will adore the open layout, with its hardwood flooring throughout and French doors leading out to the pool. www.4557CaminoReal.com $995,000

5151 Jungle Plum Road - Hidden Harbor 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 easy deep-water access to the bay and Gulf. www.5151JunglePlumRoad.com $2,695,000

401 South Palm Avenue #402 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 of an ideal city lifestyle. www.TheSavoy402.com $2,300,000

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

1024 Citrus Avenue - Bungalow Hill This 4BR residence is located just minutes from downtown Sarasota. Offering 3,400SF of beautiful interior, including cathedral ceilings, cook’s kitchen and plenty of outdoor entertaining space. Three-car garage. www.1024CitrusAvenue.com $1,395,000

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As the parade finished, the crowd gathered in Bicentennial Park for the Longboat Key Garden Club’s Butterfly Release and the Rotary Club of Longboat Key’s Hot Diggity Dog costume contest. Kids then reveled in games, face painting and sand art. For some, the parade has been a long-standing tradition. Longboat Key Chamber President Gail Loefgren, who plans the event each year, said the crowd was about the same size as last year, though there was more parade participation. For others, though, this was a first-time experience. This year’s Freedom Fest was Camille Géhan and Addelyn Schoenfelder’s inaugural walk in a parade. Géhan, who was dressed as the Statue of Liberty, and Schoenfelder walked with Edward Jones Investments’ car, which won the contest for best decorated float. Both said it was a lot of fun, but one part stood out as their favorite. “I think giving out candy,” Géhan said while Schoenfelder nodded in agreement. And while the kids were enjoying all the activities, adults were having fun watching their excitement. Phillips said seeing all the kids was the best part but called the whole event exciting. “It was the most fun I never thought I would have,” she said.

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Snowy plover families fight SIESTA KEY • CORNER LOT 4510 Higel Avenue NW • $475,000

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ird fancier and photographer Lou Newman spotted a little snowy plover drama along the shore recently near Whitney Beach. Well, let’s let Lou tell it: “Today, (July 7), the snowy plover adults with the three chicks ventured too far south and into the territory of the snowy plover pair still incubating eggs. A fight involving all four adults ensued that lasted about 10 minutes. The birds really went at it. They would fly at each other, chase each other, and ‘bite’ one another on the wings, neck and legs. At one point a chick got too close and an adult attacked it, picked it up by the neck and flew several feet with

BIRD KEY • DEEP SAILBOAT WATER 616 Mourning Dove Drive • $1,799,000

OSPREY • WATERFRONT COMMUNITY

CASEY KEY • GULF-FRONT SITE

758 Sarabay Road • $349,000

711 Casey Key Road • $2,990,000

PALMA SOLA BAY • WATERFRONT 9601 9th Avenue NW • $4,500,000

it before dropping it. Quite a show!’’ As a reminder, Florida law protects these beach-nesting birds — disturbing their nests or harming the flightless hatchlings is considered a third degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, up to $5,000 in fines, or both. — ERIC GARWOOD

IT’S READ EVERYWHERE

THE LOOP OF NW BRADENTON • WATERFRONT 2105 99th Street NW • $7,900,000

SOUTHSIDE VILLAGE • RECENTLY SOLD

SANDHILL PRESERVE • PENDING

1930 Datura Street • $1,060,000

11163 Roseate Court • $639,900

KANAYA • RECENTLY SOLD 505 South Orange Avenue • $1,575,000

VUE SARASOTA BAY • RECENTLY SOLD 1155 North Gulfstream Avenue #801 • $1,973,591

BIRD KEY • DEEP SAILBOAT WATER

HARBOR ACRES • DEEP SAILBOAT WATER

616 Mourning Dove Drive • $1,799,000

1346 Harbor Drive • $3,000,000

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“If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.”

Kim Freiwald,PA Realtor

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WATERFRONT COMMUNITY

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694 SPANISH DR N

2 BR / 2 BA / 1,407 SQ FT Absolutely stunning stand-alone

villa where everything is new and tastefully appointed with absolutely nothing for you to do but walk in and enjoy this friendly boating and boutique waterfront community.

$375,000

MLS#A4403242

726 SPANISH DR N 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,093 SQ FT This charming villa comes nicely

861 SPANISH DR N

turnkey furnished. The roof and A/C are new in 2015 and the pipes have been relined.

well-decorated villa. Open and spacious dining and living area overlooks brick paver

You only have to step out your door to enjoy it all in this waterfront community.

patio. Many upgrades and custom touches, including enclosed Florida room off the

$346,000

MLS#A4402414

2 BR / 2 BA / 1,483 SQ FT Charming meticulously kept and

$360,000

master. MLS#A4401069

557 SPANISH DR N 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,443 SQ FT Stand-alone immaculate, turnkey

730 SPANISH DR S 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,094 SQ FT Lovely paired villa that lives like a

furnished villa. Updates include granite kitchen and cabinets, tile flooring and updated

single-family home in this beautiful waterfront community. New roof and A/C 3 years

windows. Stone’s throw away from beach access. Well-maintained and ready to move

old. Neutral tile throughout. Serene and lush back patio to enjoy quiet time and privacy.

$318,000

into. MLS#A4211200

$299,000

MLS#A4210225

ISLAND LIVING

7151 LA LENAIRE DRIVE

1.25 ACRES Remarkable property on this famous

tropical island ready for your beautiful new custom home.

7149 LA LENAIRE DRIVE

1 ACRE Own your own beach on this lush tropical

Westerly exposure

island then imagine building the finest dream home with exquisite sunsets and

ensures endless sunsets while the east side abuts a large protected vegetation area.

incredible views. Secluded lot features 248-feet of beachfront and two boat docks on

MLS#A4199004

$999,897

the Intracoastal Waterway. MLS#A4151158

$1,100,000

HARBOUR LANDINGS

4004 COMMODORE BLVD 3 BR / 3.5 BA / 4,175 SQ FT Custom built two-story

12518 BAYPOINTE TERRACE

waterfront pool home with outdoor kitchen. Enormous living and kitchen area with

custom built home is on the water with lovely marina views. The open and free-flowing

many extras including dog run, laundry chute, electric hurricane shutters. Privacy on all

foyer, kitchen, family room, butler pantry and pool/lanai area embrace entertaining.

$1,099,999

MLS#A4205653

$1,349,000

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four sides. MLS#A4165866

5 BR / 4.5 BA / 4,254 SQ FT This amazing


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SHAQUILLE O’NEAL

JAMES COMEY

January 21, 2019

February 4, 2019

JIMMY WALES

CAROLINE KENNEDY

IAN BREMMER

February 18, 2019

March 4, 2019

April 11, 2019

SUBSCRIPTIONS STARTING AT $300. Call 941-309-5100 or email info@rclassociation.org Morning Lectures: 10:30 AM | Evening Lectures: 7:30 PM Thanks to our generous community partners: Robert Leventhal Sudakoff Foundation • Robert W. Baird Co. • Caldwell Trust Company Community Foundation of Sarasota County • Culp Henson Private Cardiology & Internal Medicine Gulf Coast Community Foundation • Oberndorf Family Foundation • Observer Media Group Sabal Trust Company • Sarasota Magazine • Sforzo Dillingham Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Otto Group at HighTower • Sweet Sparkman Architects • SunTrust Private Wealth Tidewell Hospice • Williams Parker • Willis Smith Construction 279362

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REID MURPHY

WILL LEAD YOU TO YOUR DREAM HOME!

Photo taken by Reid Murphy

Call REID Today! 941.232.3304 THE PRESERVE AT LONGBEACH Photos by Katie Johns

Attendees pile their plates with items from the buffet including hot dogs, fruit salad and pie.

Temple Beth Israel gathers for tasty summer barbecue

MODEL FOR SALE

THE PRESERVE is an exclusive enclave of 12 new-construction light-filled coastal homes at the north end of LBK in Longbeach Village. At The Preserve beach-tobay access w/ waterfront amenities, al fresco dining, multiple kayak launch points, neighborhood boat dock and ramp, all add to an active free-spirited lifestyle. Offering a variety of floorplans, views, and homesites, new construction begins at $1.15 MILLION. Lots from $350,000 LEASE-BACK OPPORTUNITY ON NEW MODEL HOME $1,395,000

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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ON LBK $798,500 UPDATED SLEEPY LAGOON HOME $1,050,000 Wide canal lot on Dream Island Rd. Direct bay Renovated 3BR/3BA pool home on an oversized lot. access. A boater’s paradise! Good rental property. Expansive outdoor living area w/deeded beach access.

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.

LONGBOAT KEY CLUB $1,150,000 2BD/2BA 7th floor unit, steps from the resort & club ammenities. Great rental opportunity/expansive Gulf views of the beach & Gulf.

WATER CLUB WALK-OUT $1,395,000 3BR/3BA - EASY ACCESS ground floor unit w/ many updates and the feel of a house with the superb amenities of the Water Club.

POSITANO WALK-OUT $3,500,000 Private pool & expansive Gulfside terraces. 3BR/3.5BA open plan w/Master beachside. Private 2 car garage.

GATED WESTWAY ESTATE 6,495,000 INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY $1,985,000 Exquisite w/ stunning views, expansive windows & Bayside Old Florida living at its very best! Private verandas. Dramatic pool w/jacuzzi. New dock & lift. Bayfront setting on Dream Island Road. Boat dock w/ direct intercoastal access & beach access.

UNIQUE LBK BEACHFRONT ESTATE $12,500,000 Four en-suite guest rooms+ nanny suite w/ playroom & secluded master suite on 200’ of pristine Gulf beach.Perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining.

SLEEPY LAGOON DREAM HOME $615,000 Build your waterfront home here. Nice lot w/ boat dock on deep-water canal. Direct bay access & short walk to the beach.

SANCTUARY LBK CLUB $1,395,000 Behind the gates Gulf Front 3 BR/2.5BA 2580 SF condo. Magnificent views from multiple terraces. Master suite Gulfside & two guest suites bay side. 24 hour amenities.

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SLEEPY LAGOON CANAL HOME $875,000 Casual 3BR/3BA canal home w/pool, 3 car garage, only three properties from bay with kayak ramp, boat dock & jet-ski dock. Perfect for entertaining.

Developers Realty Inc. Lic. R.E. Broker • 1266 1st St., Suite 9, Sarasota, FL 34236

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LONGBOAT KEY CLUB $1,100,000 2BD/2BA 1st floor corner unit, steps from the resort & club ammenities. Great rental opportunity w/ expansive Gulf views of the beach & Gulf.


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NETWORKING AT NOON Takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 2001 Siesta Drive. Network with local businesses and chamber members while enjoying lunch. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for guests and future members. Call 383-2466.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE LADIES NIGHT Enjoy 15% off discounts, raffle prizes and refreshments at participating stores and restaurants from 5-9 p.m. Call 388-1554.

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 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. Visit kiwanislbk.com.

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

LOOKING AHEAD WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 TO SATURDAY, JULY 28

SHARK DAYS AT MOTE: REAL SHARKS, REAL SCIENCE Dive into the world of sharks with this weeklong event. The celebration begins at noon July 25 with an event at Vineyard Vines at University Town Center Mall. On July 26, Mote will host Sharks and Crafts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, and then Shark Tales and Ales at 6 p.m. at Louies Modern, 1289 N. Palm Ave. On July 27, watch from home on Facebook live as scientists do a shark feeding from 11-11:30 a.m. And, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28, wrap-up the week with the Fins and Fun Family Festival at Mote, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway.

CONNECTED WARRIORS Takes place from 4-5 p.m. at Feel Good Yoga, 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Debby McClung’s traumaconscious teaching methods can help service members, veterans and their families. The class is free. Call 610-7565.

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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Ethan Cavalieri and Gavin Pritzkau at last year’s Fins and Fun Family Festival.

FRIDAYS

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

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

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 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 ................................. $450,000

INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE SESSIONS Takes place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at The Paradise Center, 567 Bay Isles Road. The sessions include a fun, relaxed step-bystep approach to upgrading skills. Cost is $10. RSVP to maryannbrady@aginginparadise.org or call 383-6493.

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

DUPLICATE BRIDGE Begins at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road. The game will be an ACBL sanctioned game awarding ACBL master points. Cost is $10 per regular sessions. Light refreshments provided. Call 780-1605.

MF GATED CARRIAGE HOME! 4Br/2Ba/1CG 2nd flr, pre-wired for elevator, crown molding, tile, granite, wood cabinets, tray ceil., open kitch. w/SS appls., several walk-in closets, lanai, waterfront bldg. in comm. w/Univ. Park location & amenities; heated pool, fitness ctr & more! MLS#A4210204 $292,000

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Candy Swick & Company Licensed Real Estate Broker 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

www.candyswick.com 2063 Main Street, Sarasota FL 34237

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ZUMBA AND MAT PILATES FOR SENIORS COMBO Takes place from 10-11 a.m. at The Paradise Center, 567 Bay Isles Road. The class, designed for active seniors, starts with zumba and shifts to all-level mat Pilates at 10:30 a.m. Work core strength and endurance with a series of slow, controlled movements and stretches. Cost is $10. RSVP to 383-6493.

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EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY to own a completely updated 1BR/1BA partial bay view condo! Low HOA fee & taxes in this small community. Walk to deeded beach, fish off the dock or kayak in the bay! $264,900

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LONGBOAT KEY TURTLE WATCH PUBLIC BEACH WALK Takes place at 6:45 a.m. at 4795 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Motetrained volunteers via the Turtle Watch will look for signs of turtle nests and discuss sea turtle and other local wildlife history and habitats. Public walks are held every Saturday in July. The walk could be up to a mile-and-a-half in the sand. No reservations are needed. Visit lbkturtlewatch.org for information.

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DIRECT VIEW of the Gulf from this cozy 1BR/1BA turnkey furnished condo. Enjoy sunsets from large patio or walk directly on the beach. Heated pool, on site laundry. Popular community, only 8 units. $379,500

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

SPACIOUS FURNISHED 2BR/2BA in Bayport Beach & Tennis Club. Open floor plan. Large MBR w/ofc. alcove, laundry in unit, front & rear patios and covered parking with storage. Deeded beach access. $559,000

ONLY LOT FOR SALE in this exclusive subdivision. Excellent, oversized, Bay front lot tucked away in the private, serene Hideaway Bay neighborhood. $925,000

Nightly and Weekly Rentals Available:

941-387-8344

WATERFRONT HOME in the beautiful subdivision of Country Club Shores. 3BR/2BA canal front w/open floor plan. Outdoor patio, deck, heated pool, boat dock & lift. $1,100,000 For Longboat Key’s Premier Property Management Services Call Bonnie Wiedeman | 941-383-5577

WICKER INN GULF BEACH RESORT Relax by the pool or lounge on the beach. Charming cottage ambiance, all with full kitchens, decorated in Florida pastels and surrounded by gorgeous tropical landscaping. Nightly and weekly rentals available. Reservations: 941-387-8344

www.WagnerRealty.com

5360 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Suite 101, in the Centre Shops, Longboat Key | 941.383.5577

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LUX URY COLLECTION SHOWCASE LISTING

SOLD FOR $7M!

SOLD FOR $2,250,000

PRICE JUST REDUCED!

SANCTUARY - Behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club, this gorgeous residence offers 3BD/3.5BA, 3,115 sq ft, and vast views of the Gulf! Upgrades include hurricane impact sliders, updated kitchen, and luxurious finishes throughout. $2,325,000

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

BIRD KEY - Spacious corner lot with over half an acre of land! Exceptional waterfront living with 228 ft of seawall + 2 boat lifts. Beautifully updated, featuring walnut floors, gorgeous kitchen, hurricane impact windows and doors, new roof, and more! 536NSpoonbillDr.com $2,690,000

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LIDO SHORES - Spectacular location, walking distance to a private beach and fine dining of St. Armand’s Circle! Furnished 3BD home featuring 2,625 sq ft, pool, and great outdoor space. Enjoy deeded access to a private gated beach! Excellent rental history available.

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

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!

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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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 $449,000

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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L O N G B OAT K E Y 561 Harbor Cove Circle Julie Klick 941-780-6001 A4401974 $2,999,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 690 Hibiscus Way Bobbi Banan 941-356-2659 A4403978 $2,995,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 1640 Harbor Cay Lane Judy C Beck 941-320-2825 A4208328 $2,150,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 4138 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 4138 Peggy Burke 941-400-3811 A4404475 $1,700,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 431 N Shore Road Michael Moulton 941-928-3559 A4198573 $1,595,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 3201 Bayou Sound Ryan Heers 941-726-1703 A4402941 $1,350,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 545 Sanctuary Drive B706 Carol Cohen Pa 941-356-3829 A4400253 $1,195,000

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 5481 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 207 Janet Walter 941-232-2000 A4207880 $899,000

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 2425 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 9B Mel & Jan Goldsmith 941-356-6673 A4406423 $815,000

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 4825 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 205 Ian Addy, PA 941-961-8850 A4402154 $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

S A R A S O TA 2110 Benjamin Franklin Drive 501SEA Jaya Brossard 941-914-8414 A4404593 $655,000

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 1445 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 203 Bruce Meyer 941-266-8152 A4213451 $625,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 5601 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 7 Joanna Benante & Ann Martin 941-356-7717 A4406118 $575,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 5320 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 105 Eileen Gillen 941-993-0370 A4401709 $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 4725 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 113 Ian Addy, PA 941-961-8850 A4215421 $460,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 4700 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 303 Jane Rees 941-586-3970 A4209141 $419,900

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 204 Katy McBrayer 305-509-1633 A4404969 $375,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 6800 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 184 Maruta Miluns 941-374-9702 A4400378 $362,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 4235 Gulf Of Mexico Drive G203 Bill Anderson 941-313-4059 A4404155 $339,500

L O N G B OAT K E Y 2251 Gulf Of Mexico 504 Jenifer Schwell 941-780-0968 A4197085 $6,100,000

S T. A R M A N D S K E Y 96 N Washington Drive Eileen (Dee Dee) Burke 941-266-8949 A4173030 $5,875,000

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home in John Ringling Estates tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Todd Hess, of Sunfish Lake, Minn., sold the home at 318 N. Washington Drive to Clifford and Maria Ray, of Sarasota, for $1.61 million. Built in 1951, it has four bedrooms, two-and-two-half baths, a pool and 2,853 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.1 million in 2002. LANDS END

Michael Parker and Connie Parker, trustees, of The Villages, sold the Unit 3 condominium at 690 Lands End Drive to Don and Susan Sensabaugh, of Charles-

ton, W.Va., for $779,000. Built in 1982, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,803 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $749,000 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 29 to July 5, in order of dollar amounts.

L O N G B OAT K E Y ADDRESS 617 Neptune Ave.

PERMIT Single family

APPLICANT Walker Collier Real

AMOUNT $874,813

residence Estate

6909 Longboat Drive S.

Kitchen alterations Ross Schneiderman

3272 Bayou Road

Bathroom

alterations Revocable

3509 Mistletoe Lane

Interior

Donnell O’Callaghan

$90,000

5055 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Interior

Robert Spielberger

$71,818

1125 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Glass doors and

Gilles Lambotte

Catherine M. Wilt

Ravi Akhoury, of Florham Park, N.J., sold the home at 561 Birdie Lane to Birdie 30 LLC for $730,300. Built in 1967, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 1,822 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $635,000 in 2013. AQUARIUS CLUB

David Marsh and Diane Marsh, trustees, of Wheaton, Ill., sold the Unit 4-G condominium at 1701 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Deborah Turner and Beth Fortune, of Brentwood, Tenn., for $470,000. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,551 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $287,500 in 1994. WINDWARD BAY

Marilyn Bettencourt, trustee, sold the Unit 206 condominium at 4700 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Norman and Carol Wewetzer, of Carmel, Ind., for $430,000. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,152 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $400,000 in 2013. Steven and Cheryl Jones, of Maitland, sold their Unit 202 condominium at 4540 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Joseph and Gloria Augustyn, of Brecksville,

$65,322

D I A Investment Assoc. $64,000

250 Sands Point Road #5107 Interior

LB Unit LLC

$64,000

250 Sands Point Road #5407 Interior

PTLD LLC

$64,000

670 Old Compass Road

Reroof

Eve Kommel

$22,888

4310 Falmouth Drive

Window

John Caruso

$20,798 $20,500

3320 Sabal Cove Lane

AC Changeout

Naso Dzongowski

549 Cutter Lane

Window

Kristian Gibson

$12,108

Mullet Properties Inc.

$11,000

681 Magnolia Road

HVAC Change out Craig Meldahl

$10,630

2045 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Glass door

$10,000

Stephen Schroeder,

laundry and kitchen trustee

7145 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Glass door

LBlolly LLC

$7,774

Concrete repair

James O’Mahony

$7,500

3540 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Concrete repair

Buttonwood Cove

$7,500

Shutter installation Leonard Landau

$5,517

435 L’Ambiance Drive

Move electric,

Ellen Esposito

$4,700

add circuit

3630 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Entry doors and

Albert Teramana

$4,496

Vincent Manzella

$3,800

Marie Bowyer, trustee

$2,489

windows replacement Fan and light

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3500 Gulf of Mexico Drive

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C. Randall and Laura Spring, of St. Charles, Ill., sold their Unit 202 condominium at 845 Benjamin Franklin Drive to Paul and Kathleen Wysocki, of Darien, Ill., for $274,000. Built in 1974, it has one bedroom, one bath and 756 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $325,000 in 2005.

The Addy & Wittig team has garnered recognition as the top sales team company-wide with Michael Saunders & Company and top sales team on Longboat Key for the last eight consecutive years. As a consistent top producing Realtor® and Sarasota native, Gail has more than 33 years of local real estate experience. Ian brings a robust financial management background focused on valuation to complement his abilities as a skilled negotiator.

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440 Gulf of Mexico Dr • Longboat Key • 941.961.8850 • 941.228.1985

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Maxie LLC sold the Unit 1701 condominium at 2004 Harbourside Drive to Eugene and Alexandra Vellon, of Palm Coast, for $340,000. Built in 1985, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,370 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $300,000 in 2001.

Ian Addy & Gail Wittig

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1211 Gulf of Mexico Drive

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Little Family Trust

Ohio, for $410,000. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,096 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $262,500 in 2016.

$99,900

250 Sands Point Road #5207 Interior

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6561 Bayou Hammock Road Fence and gates

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES

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THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018

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Home on St. Armands sells for $1.6 million

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L O N G B OAT K E Y 541 Putting Green Lane A4196629 $899,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 1145 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 202 A4406041 $837,000

L O N G B OAT K E Y 4825 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 205 A4402154 $699,000

additions 3806 Gulf of Mexico Drive

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James McHugh III

$2,400

548 Hornblower Lane

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Edward Stolarski

$2,398

1918 Harbourside Drive

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Terry Boss

$2,000

935 Spanish Drive S.

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Joan Elizabeth Sherry

$1,850

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ird Key Yacht Club’s Compass Bar and dining room were a sea of red, white and blue on the Fourth of July. Club members and guests gathered for an evening of family fun. From tic-tac-toe toss to mini golf, attendees tried their hand at various games for a chance to peruse the prize table. After the games, partygoers enjoyed a buffet dinner complete with classics such as brats and hamburgers before competing in potato car races. After dinner, the crowd took in the fireworks over Sarasota Bay.

Martha and Curt Schantz

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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. Two pets up to 25 lbs, each are welcome. $390,000 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 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 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. Two pets up to 25 lbs. permitted. 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. Two pets up to 25 lbs. welcome. 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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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Items Under $200 For Sale

Help Wanted

ADVERTISE YOUR MERCHANDISE with the total value of all items $200 or less in this section for FREE! Limit 1 ad per month,15 words or less. Price must be included next to each item. No commercial advertising. Ad runs 2 consecutive weeks in 1 Observer. 941-955-4888 Or Email ad to: classified@yourobserver.com (Please provide your name and address) Or Online at: www.yourobserver.com Or mail to: The Observer Group 1970 Main St. - 3rd Floor Sarasota, Fl 34236

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Longboat Island Chapel is seeking a 30 hrs per week professional individual to provide administrative support to the Senior Minister and handle a wide range of administrative responsibilities. Strong communication and computer skills needed. Send resume to: barbarakoetsier@comcast.net. Phone 941−383−3236. Please reply by 7/15/18. www.longboatislandchapel.org RECEPTIONIST / office clerical. Secur−All Insurance Agency. P/T − F/T office personal needed for our active island agency. Licensed 440 preferred. Excellent customer service, and phone skills a must. Call 941−383−3388 or e−mail Sandra@secur−all.com

Antiques/Collectibles

Condos/Apts. For Rent

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

Autos For Sale 2005 LINCOLN Town Car Signature LTD. Like Showroom New, 116,500 Miles, Black, Black Sun Roof, Black Leather Interior, $5,750. Call (941) 504−9282.

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

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2BR/2BA GRAND Bay Pristine two bedroom two bath first floor condo in Bldg. V offers an extensive wraparound terrace overlooking Sarasota Bay. Floor to ceiling sliding doors throughout with waterfront views from each room. New appliances, carpet and TV’s. Fully Turnkey furnished and meticulously maintained. Gated community with elegant Clubhouse, state of the art Fitness Center, two large pools and two Har−Tru tennis courts. Secure indoor parking and private Beach Club included. $6300/mo. with 4 mo. minimum. (941) 383−2458

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Homes For Sale

Vacation/Seasonal Rentals LONGBOAT KEY: Tiffany Plaza. Beachfront Condos, 1st floor, 2BR/2BA, W/D in units, free Wi-Fi, heated pool, covered parking. Call 941-383-3338. WEEKLY RENTALS. Luxurious, fully furnished 1 - 4 bedrooms. Condominiums and Cottages. Beach to Bay. On-site management. Pools, tennis, boat slips. Visit: www.FloridaRent.com for information and virtual tours. 800-333-7335, 941-383-3117.

FORMER BUILDER'S MODEL. Totally upgraded 3 bed 3 bath plus Den. Quartz counters in kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, custom wine closet, shows like Model. 7107 CHATSWORTH COURT (WARWICK GARDENS) UNIVERSITY PARK COUNTRY CLUB $610,000

LONGBOAT KEY 2BR/2BA Condo. Expertly renovated, stunning Gulf views, WD on site, heated pool. 60 Day min. No smoking/No pets. beachfront206@gmail.com (765) 491−7938

Adult Care Services

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Perfect Solutions For Seniors

ANNUAL RENTAL. Senior couple looking for an annual rental on Longboat Key. Small condo or apartment. First floor preferred. Small cat allowed. (941) 993−9370.

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Vacation/Seasonal Rentals Exceptional Vacation Rentals Since 1994 Homes & Condominiums Studios to Six Bedrooms Beachfront, Intercoastal or Garden Excellent Service & Staff Florida Vacation Connection

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This week’s Crossword answers

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New luxury Sedans and SUVs. Fully Licenced and insured.

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Your local luxury transportation provider since 1994.

PROFESSIONAL ESTATE GARDNER. Available. Qualified with years of experience, domestic and abroad in garden design/ layout, maintenance and horticulture. Position could be inclusive of accommodation and salary. References available. Robert, 941-321-1688.

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THE NAME TO KNOW IN REAL ESTATE

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LA BELLASARA #302 DOWNTOWN SARASOTA

$2,749,000

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

VILLA SENA LONGBOAT KEY

RIVO AT RINGLING #704 $988,000 DOWNTOWN SARASOTA

SUNSET BEACH #2502 LONGBOAT KEY

GRAND BAY II #262 $799,000 LONGBOAT KEY

OYSTER BAY ESTATES 1906 FIELD RD | SARASOTA

230 N. CASEY KEY ROAD $599,000 CASEY KEY

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

2BR/2BA | 1,463 SQFT | Beautifully renovated, fully furnished, direct Gulf front. Gated entrance, electronic hurricane shutters, unobstructed Gulf views. Dreamy!

Build your dream home in Field Club Estates on this deep 24,500 SF lot that backs up to a lake. Cleared and ready to build, not in a flood zone!

GRAND BAY V #535 $4,495,000 LONGBOAT KEY

PROMENADE #102 $619,000 LONGBOAT KEY

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BAY ISLES BAYOU SECTION $1,375,000 LONGBOAT KEY

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

$499,000

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

WINDING OAKS $3,950,000 LONGBOAT KEY

2BR/2BA I 1,698 SQFT I Improve existing home or build to suit on this 2 acre parcel.

$899,000

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 and extra-large entertaining terrace.

238 N. CASEY KEY ROAD $5,500,000 CASEY KEY

3BR/3.5BA | 3,311 SQFT | Improve existing home or build to suit on this 3.1 acre parcel.

$929,000

2BR/2BA | 1,276 SQFT | 2 Garage Spaces Turn-key 3BR/3BA | 2,100 SQFT | Sunlit south corner residence furnished, south facing corner residence with sparkling fully renovated with casual sophistication, style, and Bay views. quality. White washed pecky cypress walls, plantation shutters, tumbled travertine stone floors.

GRAND BAY VI #613 $850,000 LONGBOAT KEY

3BR/3.5BA | 2,250 SQFT | Elegant 6th floor residence with panoramic Bay, City & Gulf views in a gated, pet friendly complex.

$1,775,000

4BR/3BA | 4,804 SQFT | Exquisitely maintained & 4BR/5.5BA | 4,573 SQFT | Unique & Beautifully elegantly appointed 2-story home w/ tropical pool/spa Updated! Located in a highly sought-after deck in a premier waterfront neighborhood. neighborhood on deep sailboat water w/ dock & lift. Ready for immediate enjoyment!

WAS $649,000 BEACHES #103 NOW $599,000 LONGBOAT KEY

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.

$1,695,000

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.

SIESTA COVE WATERFRONT $939,500 SIESTA KEY

6BR/6BA | 3,203 SQFT | 2-CAR DETACHED GARAGE | Reconstructed in 2003, separate 1 BR casita, beachfront pool, putting green, dazzling Gulf views views, move-in-ready!

ANNA MARIA ISLAND INCOME OPPORTUNITY

WATER CLUB #806 LONGBOAT KEY

SIESTA COVE CUSTOM HOME $2,499,000 SIESTA KEY

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.

BEACHFRONT ESTATE $1,249,500 NORTH 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.

$1,250,000

4BR/3.5BA | 2,945 SQFT | 2 Car Garage | Double waterfront lot! Midcentury-modern home with zen-like serenity, large pool and 200 ft of canal frontage with nature preserve views.

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

BAYVIEW ESTATES LONGBOAT KEY

$599,000

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

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