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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
Digging up new plan Town navigates a revised course around canal-dredge roadblock. PAGE 3
Past President Carol Erker, current President Susan McGuire, incoming President Nancy Rozance and past President Jack Rozance
Rotarians united Members of the Rotary Club of Longboat Key banded together with other Rotarians at the Rotary District Conference of Southwest Florida last weekend in Cape Coral. Past presidents Carol Erker and Jack Rozance, current club President Susan McGuire and incoming President Nancy Rozance attended the two-day program that highlighted the effects Rotarians have both locally and internationally. While there, they heard from guest speakers who presented on the club’s “Service above self” motto.
Turtle Tracks LONGBOAT May 5-11 2019 2018 Nests 22 9 False Crawls 20 7 Total as of May 11 2019 2018 Nests 28 12 False Crawls 21 8
TASTEFULLY TACKY Katie Johns
Lauri Deane, Cheri Starn, Jeff Dean, Beth Gotthelf, Mary Lou Johnson and Heather Annaloro took the Tacky Tourist theme to heart.
Longboat Key Club says farewell for the season in a loud and flowery way. SEE PAGE 15
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Can you stop summer hunger? Here are the week’s donation totals for All Faiths Food Bank’s Campaign Against Summer Hunger, which runs through May 15. To donate, visit allfaithsfoodbank.org. Goal: $1.4 million matching challenge Amount raised to date: $1.32 million
Making camp Worried about the kids this summer? Never fear. SEE PAGE 12
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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
Longboat Pass bridge update begins in June File photo
The bridge project is expected to cost last into the fall.
$3.8 million in renovations will extend its life while officials consider its longterm usefulness.
ERIC GARWOOD MANAGING EDITOR
With seasonal traffic dwindling, Florida Department of Transportation is gearing up to begin months of work on the Longboat Pass bridge, work that’s designed to freshen up the machinery and repair damage done by the elements. Work on the span between the north end of Longboat Key and the southern tip of Anna Maria Island is scheduled to kick off on June 2 and be wrapped up before
the advent of the fall holiday season, said Brian Rick, a spokesman for FDOT in Southwest Florida. Estimated cost: $3.8 million. There will be times traffic on the bridge will be reduced to one lane, and traffic will be halted for short periods, when needed. Construction workers will coordinate with emergency responders in such cases, officials said, to ensure ambulances or other equipment aren’t trapped in traffic. Most of the work on the 2,100foot bridge will be done from
a barge and mostly take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Also, channel navigation should not be affected, said Project Manager Doug Schallmoser, adding the U.S. Coast Guard has approved the project. If two lanes need to be closed, it will be for no more than 15 minutes, and typically between 11 p.m. and dawn. There also could be limited pedestrian access during the project. According to Rick, the work will include: n Replacing and repairing rusted portions of the grid deck, that part of the bridge that is raised and lowered; n Repairs to the bridge’s concrete road deck; n Reinforcement of steel beams; n Work on the railings along the span of the bridge; n Upgrading the underwater erosion protection; n Work on the drawbridge’s mechanical and electrical systems; and n Repairs to the fenders at the water level, which protect the structure from boat collisions. Rick said workers commonly find other projects to take care of during such extensive work. A large percentage of the planned work will take place underwater, Rick said, adding that other segments will take place within mechanical spaces and likewise won’t affect traffic. “Obviously, folks should know it’s going to be a work zone very soon, so even if you don’t see workers present in that respect, they should drive slow and be careful,’’ he said. The bridge has been standing for 52 years in a harsh climate and needs periodic care. “It’s something all coastal
— Brian Rick, spokesman for FDOT in Southwest Florida.
Please take notice that the following public hearing will be held on May 21, 2019, to consider proposed modifications to Title 15, Land Development Code, Chapter 158, Zoning Code, of the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Longboat Key, as more particularly set forth in Ordinance 2019-05:
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ORDINANCE 2019-05 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY, FLORIDA, MODIFYING AND AMENDING TITLE 15 LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, CHAPTER 158: ZONING CODE; MODIFYING AND AMENDING ARTICLE V, SUPPLEMENTAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS; AMENDING SECTION 158.095, ACCESSORY USE OR STRUCTURE; AMENDING SECTION 158.099, STRUCTURES OVER WATER; AMENDING SECTION 158.100, OFF-STREET PARKING; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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A Public Hearing before the Planning and Zoning Board on proposed Ordinance 2019-05 will be held on May 21, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Town Commission Chambers, Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, Florida.
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“Obviously, folks should know it’s going to be a work zone very soon, so even if you don’t see workers present in that respect, they should drive slow and be careful.”
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environments have in common,’’ he said. “The environment is very tough on bridges. If you had a bridge in the middle of the desert, dry as can be, then you wouldn’t have nearly the problem.’’ One other aspect not nearly as common as salty air is more biological. Because bats likely roost under the bridge, crews have had to drape special one-way netting in the beams and supports underneath the structure. Bats would have an easy time flying out from under the bridge at night but wouldn’t be able to return. Repairs to the bridge will give it another 10 to 15 years of life, FDOT officials have said. The bridge is considered safe. But because of the deterioration rates of structural, mechanical and electrical components of the bridge will increase because of where the bridge is located, this project was necessary, FDOT said. FDOT will begin a study in 2020 to decide whether to do long-term repairs on the bridge, or replace it.
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
THOUGHTS Eric Garwood
Some town residents have asked about the possibility of piggybacking canal dredging with a recently completed Lido Key project. The complexities of permitting make that impractical, town officials said.
New wrinkles in the town’s canal dredging plans have Longboat leaders considering new options for the work and how to pay for it. ERIC GARWOOD MANAGING EDITOR
t might be a while before a dredge crew can begin moving through the town’s public canals, but last summer’s red tide outbreak could end up playing a role in cutting the cost of the project. Plans have been discussed for at least three years, and consultant Taylor Engineering Inc. updated town commissioners in April 2017 on the town’s Canal Dredging Feasibility Study. At the time, the consultant identified 16 of the Key’s canals as “priority canals,” or those most in need of dredging to a depth of 3 feet below mean low water. This list included Canal 1A, which connects the lagoon of Greer Island to Sarasota Bay. That number was later revised to 14 canals and the Greer Island Beneficial Use Project, aimed at opening better access between Sarasota Bay and the lagoon along Greer Island, was identified. Material would be added to the gulf-side of the island to help bulk it up against wave action and erosion. In 2017, the cost estimates ranged from $1.25 million to $2.35 million for about 20,000 cubic yards to be removed. The town received some good news in the form of $300,000 pending from the West Coast Inland Navigation District to help with the project. So, last fall, it looked like the project could advance in 2019, if permitting went well. And now? Public Works Director Isaac Brownman recently told commissioners there was a problem.
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Canals and waterways in Longboat Key Miles canals in town
Percent of boats in Sarasota County require between 1.5 and 3 feet of water.
Feet below mean low water is a town threshold for canal dredging.
Before the first grain of sand can be sucked off the bottom of the first canal, the town must have in place a detailed plan to plant seagrass acreage in a 2-for1 ratio to mitigate any disturbed in the dredging. Beyond a simple location to use for mitigation, which isn’t easy to find, data on soil, design and other factors must be accounted for. In other words, damage done to an acre of seagrass while dredging would require the town to plant 2 acres elsewhere, much in the way a homeowner plants St. Augustine grass plugs in backyard bare spots — just with a lot more permitting requirements. That wasn’t accounted for in previous cost estimates. “One of the key issues, in fact, the key issue, is the amount of sea grass we determine we have to mitigate,’’ he said. “A, I don’t believe we, nor our engineering consultants, knew how much seagrass was going to be impacted and B, the ratio being at a two to one, trying to find 4 acres worth to mitigate, that’s been the challenge.’’ The financial burden is not known, but it could rise “beyond the capacity to fund under our
current general fund budget source,’’ according to a memo from Brownman. “There really should have been, in my opinion, a line in that table that said ‘mitigation costs to be determined,’” Brownman said. “Because it was unknown at the time. To me that was a big missing component.” In 2017, a sea grass survey of the town revealed about 1.89 acres of seagrass that likely would be damaged in dredging. That would mean about 4 acres would have to be planted to satisfy the 2-for-1 ratio. So town officials are looking into options. Among them: the possibility a new survey, to see what the new reality is after 2018’s red tide outbreak. The town wanted to perform such as second look last fall and winter, but first the red tide outbreak got in the way. Then the December federal government shutdown did, too. “So we’re looking to reapproach and talk to the Army Corps of Engineers about re-baselining the project,’’ Brownman said. “Let’s spend a little bit of money, to resurvey those impacted areas. We believe, and so does the environmental consultant believe, we can really shrink down that mitigation requirement because were going to be working from a baseline of a lot less seagrass.’’ But to avoid inadvertently ending up with the same result, and paying for it, Brownman said the idea would be to pay attention to the early results of that re-baseline survey and see if they match up with the expectations of less seagrass activity. “We don’t want to pay for an entire survey, so we just say, ‘Stop, it doesn’t look like that’s doing to work,’’’ he said. “But what we’re hearing right now is that there was a significant die off that should reduce our mitigating requirement substantially. “As much as red tide was ter-
rible, perhaps there’s a benefit here.’’ Among other ideas to reduce the cost, and perhaps scope, of the canal dredging: n Taking on the Greer Island project as a standalone. James Linkogle, who retired from town service but still works on a contract basis for the town, said there are some seagrass impacts to plan for around Greer Island, but not nearly so much. And some of it might have actually been covered by sand that drifts in that area. n Setting a not-to-exceed price for a design-build contractor to complete a project on a canal subset and mitigation approach that fits a budget. n Approaching Manatee County for similar West Coast Inland Navigation fund money, though Town Manager Tom Harmer said that sort of money typically isn’t distributed to municipalities in Manatee County. n Though it’s not necessarily a way to solve the immediate issue, town leaders said there likely needs to be a new strategy to pay for canal dredging, aside from general fund expenditures.
“We believe, and so does the environmental consultant believe, we can really shrink down that mitigation requirement because were going to be working from a baseline of a lot less seagrass active.’’ — Isaac Brownman, Public Works Director
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
What happened this week in: 1980
CO N V E RSAT I ON W I T H DAVID LAPOVSKY
The Longboat Observer is celebrating its 40th anniversary all year with a look back through the decades.
Neal Martin, Herb Ludlam, Kevin Webb and John McCarthy were among the Utility Department employees trained to use the TV-based system.
NEWS OF THE DAY Although it seemed like a rather mundane occurrence, a broken pipe found in early May 1980 did have a certain significance to the town. The town’s Public Works Department was putting a new TV camera-based inspection system through its paces not long after buying it and found a crack in a 7-inch sewage pipe under Bogey Lane. Though not serious, the crack was allowing water to infiltrate the system, and ultimately the town was being charged by Manatee County to treat it as sewage. The TV camera system was rel-
atively new technology back then and the town had just recently been trained in its use. The device was designed to make its way through pipes and transmit live images back to its operator as far as 1,000 feet away. The footage was videotaped to analyze later. Once they knew the problem, crews could use the system to also repair small breaks without digging up roadways or yards. A truck carrying the video equipment, cables and other gear was part of the system. The town’s Utilities Department trained for a week to gain the expertise to use it all.
FROM THE FILES OF COPS CORNER
On May 5, a suspicious man was reported in the vicinity of Town Hall. He told an officer he was job hunting. The officer gave him a complimentary ride out of town.
t might be weeks before David Lapovsky sits with his six new colleagues for his first Planning & Zoning Board meeting, but his name should be familiar to both sides of the dais. Before his nomination and approval to the board by the Town Commission earlier this month, the retired market research executive with Arbitron was a vocal opponent, along with the Preserve Longboat group, of the early version of a redevelopment plan for the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. Today, he says the scaled-down plan is good for the town, and that the public process worked. In our conversation, he said he has not even thought about elected service and thinks the island is a place “worth preserving.’’
What got you involved in opposing the Colony proposal? I got involved in Preserve Longboat because the original proposal was something like 418 units on a piece of property that is zoned for 96 and by right for 237 — 418 was a gross overreach. I realized then there was something about this place that was worth preserving. Coincidentally, around that time, we went to a meeting in Hollywood, Fla., and it’s a classic concrete canyon. And I said, “That’s what developers could do on Longboat Key,” and I wanted to see what could be done to preserve the low-density, lowish-rise character of Longboat. What brought you to Longboat Key in the first place? A lot of things brought us here, but there was something about the balance of less density and nice beach amenities. If you go to Siesta, it’s dense. There’s something about the character of Longboat Key and the emptiness of the beach that brought us here. And I think it brought a lot of people here. And I’d like to do my part to help maintain that in an intelligent way. That doesn’t mean no development. It means “intelligent” in keeping with the character of the island. What started you thinking about public service? I tend to gravitate toward things that need a little bit more of my mental capacity. And I’ve
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also sort of wanted to do public service in my own way, and my own way has been leadership of condominium boards. In that process, I’ve gotten involved in some issues related to planning and land use. Is this appointment a natural progression? A natural progression? I’d say it was a progression, in that it got me interested. I had never attended a planning meeting (here) before Preserve Longboat. So I guess you can say it got me interested in the process. And as I got interested in the process, I learned some of the issues. Does it take planning expert to serve? Expert? I hope not. I certainly hope not. We’re blessed in this community to have, I think, a lot of people who are qualified who have chosen to come here from fields in which they have tremendous expertise, and some of those were planning. This was my third time being considered for the planning board, and I will tell you the candidates who were chosen ahead of me have a lot to offer. I would like to think a citizen without a lot of in-depth training and background has something to offer. I’ll buy you a cup of coffee in a year and you can ask me that question again.
David Laposky was a market-research executive with Arbitron before coming to Longboat Key.
How important is the notion of redevelopment? I’m by no means immersed in the subject. I do know I have a lot of respect for the work the Town Commission and the planning and zoning staff and board have done to take steps to prepare us for the eventual need to rebuild
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
“There’s something about the character of Longboat Key and the emptiness of the beach that brought us here. And I think it brought a lot of people here. And I’d like to do my part to help maintain that in an intelligent way.” — David Lapovsky
some of these properties. It seems to me to be a good step in the right direction. What do you bring to the table? I do have an understanding of land-use law. I don’t want sound completely naïve. I believe in fact-based decision making. Cut to the core of the issues. Eliminate the fluff and the noise and make a decision on facts. That’s what I did in my business career, that’s what I do in my condominium board work, that’s what I did on the planning board in New Jersey, and that’s what I hope to do on Longboat Key. Are you interested in elected office? Never even crossed my mind.
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Report on April fatal crash blames driver, cyclist equally
With an accent on safety, Longboat ups tree bounty
New York man was killed in crash with parked truck on GMD in April. ERIC GARWOOD MANAGING EDITOR
Many Australian pines were planted in the early 1900s as ornamentals.
Reimbursement program is adjusted to account for prices of tree removal. ERIC GARWOOD MANAGING EDITOR
Town officials are intensifying their fight against a tall, slim, silent interloper with ties to the Land Down Under, seen lurking for decades around some of the town’s most important infrastructure. No, Longboat Key isn’t looking to run Crocodile Dundee out of these these parts. Australian pines, an invasive tree species with notoriously shallow roots and a propensity for toppling in heavy winds, remain as much of a concern for town officials now as they have has since the days immediately after Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Since December 2017, when town officials reinstated a program through which property owners could be reimbursed for removal of the pesky trees, there have been few takers. Originally, a maximum incentive of $1,500 was available for owners of trees posing a threat. Eleven people took the town up on its offer to remove 18 trees. On average, the town has found, tree services charge between $1,700 and $2,000 for the towering trees. So, earlier this month, the town approved raising reimbursements to as much as $1,800. Also changing, each applicant can now seek reimbursement for five trees instead of three. Town officials have to review the applications to confirm the threat level of each tree before allowing the reimbursement to take place.
An investigative report following a fatal collision between a bicycle and a parked truck last month said the rider who died and the truck’s driver share responsibility in the incident on Gulf of Mexico Drive. Cyclist Ridgely Harrison III, 67, of Tupper Lake, N.Y., was killed in the April 22 crash. Investigators from Sarasota Police examined the scene of the crash, spoke to witnesses and consulted GPS data and other evidence in coming to their findings. The report says Harrison was northbound in the bike lane in the 5800 block and crashed into the back of the truck. Truck driver Steven J. Cline of Port Charlotte was cited for parking a vehicle in a bicycle lane. Harrison “failed to operate (his bicycle) in a careful and prudent manner, having regard for traffic and all other attendant circumstances which ultimately caused injuries that took his life.” According to the report, Cline — a driver for O’Green Concrete Pumping of Naples — arrived in the 5800 block of Gulf of Mexico
The crash took place in the 5800 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive on April 22.
Drive for a job and parked with the truck’s right wheels in the grass and the left wheels touching the white line marking the edge of the northbound driving lane at around 10:35 a.m. After switching on the emergency flashers of his concrete pumping truck, he walked up the driveway to consult with a contractor at the work site. He told investigators he was away from his truck for about 5-7 minutes and returned to find a Longboat Key Police officer on the scene and the victim on the ground behind the truck. Investigators reported Harrison was likely traveling between 20-25 mph and was riding with so-called aero bars on his bicycle, which allow riders to lean forward with forearm rests in addition to handgrips.
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OPINION / MY VIEW
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
Prevention — proof it’s protecting our children As the Child Protection Center reaches its 40th year, new data showing the child abuse rate in Florida is declining prove that its services are working and must continue.
“If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this — a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy.” Friedrich Hayek
“Road to Serfdom,” 1944
n 2017, 40,103 children were identified as victims of abuse in Florida. To child protection service agencies, that’s good news. According to the 2017 Child Maltreatment Report published in January 2019 by the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Administration for Children and Families, child abuse has declined 17.2% in Florida over the past five years. Yet that number is still staggering. It should be zero. Abuse is defined as neglect (74.9%), physical abuse (18.3%) and sexual abuse (8.6%), with some victims suffering two or more maltreatment types. Luckily, Sarasota and DeSoto counties are blessed with the Child Protection Center (CPC) that through the past 40 years has aimed to tackle this problem through prevention, intervention and treatment.
HISTORY OF HELP
Founded in 1980, the Child Protection Center established its Child Protection Team (CPT), which provided child abuse intervention services alongside the Department of Children and Families and law enforcement. Since then, the agency has grown to provide four core programs in four offices in Sarasota and DeSoto counties. Endorsed and mandated by the Department of Health, CPC expanded its programming to include the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program in 1986, which provides psychotherapy to children and families suffering from the trauma caused by sexual abuse. In 2018, 316 clients in the two counties received more than 3,500 hours of individual, family and group counseling services. Realizing that prevention and community awareness could help stop abuse at the start, CPC launched the Personal Safety & Community Awareness Program in 1992. This program provides workshops for children from preschool to high school, informing them about inappropriate touch, abduction prevention, internet safety and bullying. Currently, the program serves all 25 elementary schools in Sarasota County. The program also holds workshops for parents, caregivers, childcare professionals, teachers, school board staff and the greater community. As a parent attending one of these workshops, I found the information incredibly valuable for teaching me how to discuss these sensitive topics with my son in a non-confrontational and safe manner. Turns out, apparently I was the dummy. He said, “Mom, I already
know all of that!” He had attended a session at school — proof that these programs make a deep impression. Information also learned from this CPC prevention program is that if you suspect any kind of child abuse, all calls to the hotline are confidential (see box), although some occupations like medical professionals, school personnel or law enforcement are required to be named reporters. Through this important program, CPC conducted 1,059 workshops in 2018, serving more than 83,000 participants. One of the goals of CPC is providing children a safe place to continue to have a relationship with their families. Court ordered in 1995, the Children & Families Supervised Visitation Program provides a safe, private and supervised child-friendly environment for children to continue their relationship with their non-resident parent. This program is incredibly important because it decreases the risk of a child being emotionally or physically harmed when parents are in a high-conflict situation or when there is a history of domestic violence, neglect, mental illness and substance abuse. And 40 years later, the CPC team continues to make great strides seeing more than 750 children in 2018 for forensic and specialized interviews, assessing risk factors and providing recommendations and interventions to protect children in Sarasota and DeSoto counties. MANDATED NOT FUNDED
One of the biggest frustrations of Executive Director Doug Staley, who has been with the agency for 25 years, is many of CPC’s programs are state mandated yet unfunded. By law, the agency must perform and provide these services, but with less support from the state and the county government. For example, CPC receives $215 per medical exam for abused children and a total of $69,875 for the unfunded Florida Statute 39.304(5) from Sarasota County. “Based on our medicals provided last year, our costs were more than $170,000,” says Staley. “We’re very fortunate to live in such a great community that cares about children and helps CPC make up this difference.” CPC’s prevention program is the longest tenured program in the state. Staley says that by engaging the community with education about child abuse we are doing a better job preventing children and families from falling through the cracks of the child welfare system. Unfortunately, prevention programs are the first line items to be cut by government and grant funding. Depending on the year, about 48% to 52% of CPC’s funding comes from government grants. That’s why in its 40th year, CPC is focusing intensely on growing its endowment to rely less on gov-
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The Pillar of Hope stands in the lobby of the Child Protection Center’s Child Advocacy Center on Orange Avenue. After a child’s initial services at CPC, the child and a CPC staff member drop a blue marble down the two-story pillar to join other marbles, symbolizing they are not alone.
CAPTAINS FOR A CAUSE When brainstorming about CPC’s 40th Anniversary, chairwoman of CPC’s Advisory Council, Alisa Pettingell, didn’t want to plan another luncheon or gala that would compete with the organization’s annual Blue Ties & Butterflies fundraiser, which is held every April during Child Abuse Prevention Month. She came up with the idea of recruiting 40 captains with the charge of raising $10,000 each and the goal of raising $400,000 by November 2019. Currently, there are 31 captains/teams with nine spots remaining. If you’re interested in volunteering as a captain, contact Pettingell at 586-1651 or alisapettingell@ gmail.com. To donate to your favorite captain visit: Cpcsarasota.org/40-anniversary/40thanniversary-1. 24-Hour Abuse Hotline: 1-800-962-2873
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LETTERS What do Longboat residents really want? Do Longboat Key residents really want a replacement of the closed Longboat Key Center for the Arts in the Village, or is there more interest in an entertainment venue, or do we actually know what residents want? I have not seen any explanation, discussion, or analysis as to why the Ringling-run Center for the Arts, in a paid-for, lowoperating-cost building failed. One possible answer is that there are simply not enough artists and potential art students on the Key to run a successful arts center. Another possibility is that it was poorly run. An analysis of the records of the failed center might answer those questions. Maybe the lack of enthusiasm that President Larry Thompson of Ringling College of Art and Design detected was that an arts center wasn’t in fact what many Key residents primarily wanted in the Town Center. Or maybe there is interest in an arts facility, but not at the enormous projected cost? It has been reported that interest dropped substantially when the black box theater was scrapped. Some commissioners are whining that the town has hurt Larry Thompson’s feelings and we need to beg him to come back. Don’t worry, commissioners, Thompson is the ultimate collegiate entrepreneur. If he sees money to be made on Longboat Key, he will quickly return,
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no begging required. In a letter last week, former Vice Mayor David Brenner made the excellent suggestion that the next step was to follow the lead of The Bay project in Sarasota and hold a series of public forums to actually determine how residents would like to see the property developed. The plan to initially start with an open-air theater is an excellent idea. If it works, maybe move to a covered structure – a mini DC area Wolf Trap Farm? Maybe raise money to support programming? All the while, carefully monitoring interest, proposals and alternate development ideas for the Town Center. The only fatal mistake that could be made now is to rush out trying to raise an enormous amount of money for a project that may be overpriced or that may not be fully supported by Longboat Key residents. F. LOWELL CURTIS LONGBOAT KEY
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
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Community editor Katie Johns reflects on her time with Longboat Observer before heading off to a new job in her hometown. KATIE JOHNS COMMUNITY EDITOR
y the time you read this, I will be gone. My editor jokingly said I had to start with that sentence, so I had to oblige. But in all seriousness, he is correct. Like many of you snowbirds who have or are getting ready to fly back north, I’m going with
you. My stay there, though, will be permanent. After almost three years as a staff writer and community editor with the Longboat Observer, I am turning in my press pass on May 15 for a new challenge. Starting in about a week, I will be an assistant editor at Modern Salon magazine, a publication for beauty professionals and consumers, in my hometown of Buffalo Grove, Ill. It’s sure to be much different than what I’ve been doing since June 23, 2016, my first day with the Observer. I probably won’t be writing about swans or hurricanes or pickleball. But the reporting skills I’ve
gathered while here will help me, thanks to you all. You’ve taught me to ask as many questions as possible, to fact check every detail and, most of all, to listen. Before reporting on Longboat Key, I had never set foot in Florida. I had pinned it as Disney World, beaches and palm trees, but you all have shown me it’s a lot more. I did not expect to step on an island full of residents who cared for it so deeply. So because of that, I wanted to thank you. Over the past three years, you’ve taken me in as one of your own. You’ve let me take your picture thousands of times and never got mad if I needed a reminder on how to spell your name. You’ve tried to feed me countless meals and scolded me when I said “no.” You never made fun of me for not understanding pop culture references from the 1970s even though I know you really, really wanted to. I could take up three more pages sharing memories and stories you’ve all left me with, but there’s actual news to report, so, for all of your hospitality and lessons, thank you. It’s harder to say goodbye than I thought, but I’m sure I’ll be back for a visit. As many of you have reminded me over the past few days, the Midwest gets cold. If I knock on your door, please let me in. I’d love to catch up.
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Spending plan for 2019-2020 will be approved in September, after commission’s summer break. ERIC GARWOOD MANAGING EDITOR
Town commissioners and staffers will sit down next week to begin the public budget-formation process with the first workshop of the year dedicated to the 20192020 spending plan. At 9 a.m., Monday, May 20, commissioners will meet in Town Hall to discuss aspects of the town’s capital spending and the general fund. On June 17, also at 9 a.m., the discussions about the general fund and all other funds will continue. In June and July, the town will receive from Sarasota and Manatee counties property-valuation figures, which will get plugged into the budget discussions, along with commission approval of a tentative millage rate, which can be lowered but not increased once voted on. Last year, commissioners set the millage rate at 2.1144, the same as the previous year. Property values last year rose townwide by about 3.5%, which led to slightly higher revenue and a budget of $16.55 million.
Longboat budget discussions begin with May 20 workshop Following the commission’s summer break, which begins in July, budget hearings are scheduled for Sept. 9 and Sept. 23, at which votes will be cast and the budget ultimately approved. The fiscal year begins Oct. 1. In April, town commissioners held a retreat workshop in which about 40 proposals, some ongoing, some from the town’s annual Goals and Objectives workshop and some from other sources, were prioritized. Among the top priorities: n Initiate and manage construction of the town’s underground utilities project; n Permit and construct an initial open-air venue in Town Center; n Advocate for Barrier Island Transportation Study implementation; n Update beaches financial model and develop funding strategies; n Permit and construct groins project on the north end beaches; n Update beach management plan; and n Fund and initiate phase 2 of sea-level rise strategies.
Longboat Key Public Works employees tend to the water system Sunday morning on St. Judes Drive after a water main break nearby on Saturday.
Water interrupted after pipe break A pipe break near the intersection of General Harris Street and Gulf of Mexico Drive on Saturday night resulted in an interruption of water service for residents near the break. Low pressure was also a problem islandwide until the break was repaired. According to a Code Red message from the Longboat Key Public Works Department, the break took place around 9:40 p.m. Water service was restored around 10 a.m. on Sunday. Service in Hide Away Bay, and on Lyons Lane, General Harris Street, Marbury Lane, Norton Street and Penfield Street was cut off. A boil water order was in place for the areas where service was cut as a precaution.
Among the town’s other priorities: n Canal dredging and funding; n Continue installing stormwater run off valves to prevent flooding in low-lying areas; n Review proposed pickleball courts at Tennis Center and finalize funding; and n Zoning code rewrite.
Sea search turns up no drowning victim Police and fire units from Longboat Key and surrounding areas searched the waters north of the Zota Beach Resort on Sunday
following a report of a man struggling in the water. No victim was found and no reports of missing persons were filed. The U.S. Coast Guard, Sarasota Police, Sarasota Fire Department, and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office took part in the search, which began with a 911 call around 11:15 a.m.
Program helps pay for home fix-ups Workshops and webinars are forming to inform residents about the PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program. The program allows property owners to finance renewable energy, energy efficiency and storm protection work through specially levied property taxes. Through this program, the value and obligation to repay the financing stays with the home, regardless of ownership. A seminar is planned for 5 p.m. May 29 at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St. To learn more, contact Lee Hayes Byron at 941-861-9808.
TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING MAY 21, 2019
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ORDINANCE 2019-06 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE TOWN’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PURSUANT TO SECTION 163.3184, FLORIDA STATUTES; AMENDING POLICY 1.1.9, POLICY 1.1.10, POLICY 1.1.11 AND TABLE 1, “LAND USE DENSITIES AND INTENSITIES IN THE TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY” OF THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT OF THE TOWN’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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A Public Hearing before the Planning and Zoning Board on proposed Ordinance 2019-06 will be held on May 21, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Town Commission Chambers, Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, Florida. All interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to proposed Ordinance 2019-06. Copies of proposed Ordinance 2019-06 and related material may be viewed at the Planning, Zoning & Building Department, 501 Bay Isles Road, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Questions may be directed to the Planning, Zoning & Building Department at 941-316-1966. The proposed amendment will affect property within the corporate boundaries of the Town of Longboat Key as shown on the map appearing at the bottom of this advertisement. No verbatim record by a certified court reporter is made of these proceedings. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at these proceedings upon which any appeal is to be based (see Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes). In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Town Clerk’s office at 941-316-1999 forty-eight (48) hours in advance of this proceeding. If you are hearing impaired, please call 941-316-8719. BJ Bishop, Chair Planning and Zoning Board Published 05/16/2019
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HARD-TO-FIND PARTY 1:13 a.m., 700 block of Norton Street Noise: Police were called to a neighborhood near Gulf of Mexico Drive on a report of a loud party. When officers arrived in the general area, they reported not hearing a loud party. When given a more precise location, the officers listened for several minutes and still couldn’t hear a loud party. JUST THE FAX 8:10 a.m., 500 block of Harbourside Drive Abandoned 911 call: Police responded to a dropped 911, which was connected to a phone line at a gated community’s guard station. The guard told police no such call had been placed, but his fax machine rang and did not produce a document at about the same time the call had been received. NO ONE TO BE FOUND 8:57 a.m., 4000 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Suspicious person: Police were called in reference to two men seen walking in the area, which a caller described as suspicious. After a search of the neighborhood, police could find no men answering the caller’s description. WRONG PLACE, WRONG SIZE 12:08 p.m., along Gulf of Mexico Drive Code enforcement: An officer potted six temporary signs in violation of the town’s codes regulating size or positioning. They were removed from several locations and placed in a holding area near Town Hall.
RUSSIAN TO JUDGMENT 12:44 p.m., Greer Island Open container: While patrolling Greer Island, an officer spotted a woman with an open bottle of Smirnoff Apple Vodka. After a database check of wants and warrants, the woman was given a notice to appear in court on the open-container violation charge.
leaving information, but the officer found a business card left on the window of the parked car. The driver’s insurance was verified, and he said he had contacted the owner of the parked car and arrangements were underway. The driver who left was found at fault but was not cited because the incident took place on private property.
MIGHT AS WELL JUMP 11:45 a.m., Longboat Pass bridge Juvenile acts: Police were called to the Longboat Pass bridge on a report of three people jumping from the span. When an officer arrived a short time later, no one was seen jumping or swimming nearby. The officer stood by near the base of the bridge for a few minutes to see if anyone looked like they were about to jump, but no one arrived.
ALONE AND DENTED 5:04 p.m., 4700 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Traffic accident: Police were called to a parking lot to look into a collision between an unattended parked car and a car that drove off after backing into it. A witness reported the driver of the car that struck the parked vehicle left without
YOUR PAPERS, PLEASE Noon, 5500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Traffic stop: The island’s traffic-monitoring system alerted officers to a passing car owned by a person with a suspended driver’s license. Once an officer stopped the car, the driver told the officer he has paperwork allowing him to drive to and from work, but he didn’t have the documents with him. The officer allowed the driver to proceed after a verbal warning and reminded him to carry those documents with him. HARD TO FIND 11:33 a.m., Police Headquarters Lost property: A man arrived
at the police department to report his lost cell phone. He told an officer at the station he thinks it might have fallen out of his pocket as he exited a ride-sharing car. But because the information about his driver was only available through his phone, which was lost, he was unable to track down his property. He described the car as a blue Kia.
lying down behind the former gas station at the corner of Gulf of Mexico Drive and Broadway Street. The man told police he was riding his bicycle south on his way to Sarasota and stopped to take a break. He was not the subject of wants or arrest warrants. He was allowed to continue after receiving a verbal warning for trespassing. OUT OF THE BOX 3:26 p.m., 500 block of Bay Isles Parkway Public service: Police were alerted to a communications box that was open. Police responded and closed the box. Dispatchers notified the communications company, which said it would send a technician to determine if repairs were needed.
SOUTHBOUND AND SWEDISH 2:23 p.m., 5500 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Traffic: A pair of golf carts, driving southbound on Gulf of Mexico Drive, were pulled over. The people riding in the carts said they were tourists from Sweden, they were staying in a community north of Longboat Key. The said they thought it was OK to drive the vehicles on the road. They were issued a verbal warning and headed back to the north.
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ONE-BUTTON EMERGENCY 2:26 a.m., 4600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Suspicious circumstance: An open 911 call from a female caller alerted police. An officer located the woman walking on the beach with three friends. She reported she must have accidentally pressed the emergency call button. No signs of trouble were seen.
NO ONE HOME 5:04 a.m., 2200 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Alarm: Police were sent to investigate an alarm that was activated at a condo complex. Once on the scene, an officer enlisted the help of a property manager, who told him the unit in which the alarm was activated has been unoccupied for some time. A check of the unit found no evidence of a break-in or other trouble. A LITTLE BREAK 7:35 a.m., 6600 block of Gulf of Mexico Drive Suspicious person: Police responded to a call about a man
LOST LEATHER 8:03 a.m., Police Headquarters Lost property: A man arrived at the police department to report his lost wallet and inquire if anyone had reported finding a wallet at a grocery store in town. He also told police he planned to inquire at the store.
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From Lido Beach to City Island, there are plenty of spots that are offer camps all summer long.
nother long, hot summer is upon Longboat Key, and with kids and grandchildren almost done with school, there will be ample time for them to fill. Keep them learning and on their toes with these various summer camp offerings on St. Armands, Lido and Longboat keys.
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camps will use stories, games and crafts. Ages: 2-5 with adult When: Both camps run 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday; Aquatic Appetites takes place from June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21 and June 24-28; Underwater Tool Time goes from July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26 and July 29 to Aug. 2 and Aug. 5 to 9. Cost: $145 for nonmembers; $135 for members Contact: 388-4441; mote.org/ education
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MOTE MARINE LABORATORY AND AQUARIUM CAMPS SHARK PUPS & GROWNUPS Two Mommy and Me camps will bring together kids and their favorite adult to explore Sarasota Bay and Mote exhibits. Aquatic Appetites will teach campers about the feeding behaviors and predator-prey relationships while Underwater Tool Time will teachhow ocean animals survive. Both
TIDAL TYKES Homes, Holes and Hideaways and Gills, Nose and Blowholes will give campers a better under-
standing of oceans homes and animal adaptations. Homes, Holes and Hideaways will teach students all about ocean animals’ homes while Gills, Nose and Blowholes will teach them about special animal adaptations, like gills and noses. Both camps require swimming skills. Ages: Kindergarten to second grade When: Both camps run 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday; Homes, Holes and Hideaways takes place from June 3-7, June 17-21 and July 8-12,July 22-26 and Aug. 5-9; Gills, Nose and Blowholes goes from June 10-14. June 24028, July 15-19and July 29 to Aug. 2.
Cost: $259 for nonmembers; $239 for members Contact: 388-4441; mote.org/ education AQUA KIDS Third through fifth graders have their pick of two camps. Ocean Odysseys will teach campers about different ecosystems, such as coral reefs and seagrass beds. Mini Me of the Sea will allow campers to explore the stages of marine life cycles. Both camps will explore Sarasota Bay and Mote Aquarium with hands-on and inquiry-based activity. Swimming skills are required. Ages: Third to fifth grade When: Both camps run 8 a.m.
SEA SLEUTHS Whether they are scientists or explorers, sixth to eighth graders can explore marine life through snorkeling and kayaking. During The Real World: Ocean Edition, campers will examine ocean animals from the biggest predators to the tiniest plankton. During Generation H20, campers will act as scientists while learning about the first explorers of Florida and the founders of Mote. Both camps require swimming skills. Ages: Sixth to eighth grade When: Both camps run 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday; The Real World: Ocean Edition takes place from June 3-7, June 17-21, July 8-12, July 22-26 and Aug. 5 to 9; Generation H20 goes from June 10-14, June 24-28, July 15-19 and July 29 to Aug. 2. Cost: $259 for nonmembers; $239 for members Contact: 388-4441; mote.org/ education WATER WARRIORS Campers will learn all about conservation in this classroom-based camp. Students will explore the aquarium, mammal center and Sarasota Bay to learn about threats the ocean faces and how they can help. Ages: Third to fifth grade When: Runs from 1 to 5 p.m.Monday through Friday;
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When: Runs from 1 to 5 p.m.Monday through Friday; takes place from June 10-14, July 8- 12 and July 29- Aug. 2 Cost: $279 for nonmembers; $259 for members Contact: 388-4441; mote.org/ education OCEAN TECHNOLOGY CAMP Have a camper who always wonders how scientists explore the ocean? Well, their questions can be answered at this camp. Students will use stop motion, storytelling, computer programming and robotics to become scientists for the week. On Friday, campers can spend the night in the aquarium. Ages: Sixth to eighth grade When: Runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; takes place from June 24-28 and July 22-26. Cost: $279 for nonmembers; $259 for members Contact: 388-4441; mote.org/ education File photo
Connor Helrigle during Sarasota County’s Skim, Surf and Paddle Camp in 2017.
takes place from June 10-14, July 8-12 and July 29- Aug. 2 Cost: $259 for nonmembers; $239 for members Contact: 388-4441; mote.org/ education JUNIOR OCEAN TECHNOLOGY CAMP Campers will uncover ocean mysteries using technology and in this camp. They will make digital stories using stop motion, computer programming and toy robotics. Ages: Third to fifth grade When: Runs from 1 to 5 p.m.Monday through Friday; takes place from June 17-21 and July 15-19 Cost: $259 for nonmembers; $239 for members Contact: 388-4441; mote.org/ education ARTSEA Campers’ inner artist will come out as they learn about life under
the sea. Through hands-on activities and exploration, they will make marine masterpieces. Ages: Third to fifth grade When: Runs from 1 to 5 p.m.Monday through Friday; takes place from June 24-28 and July 22-26 Cost: $259 for nonmembers; $239 for members Contact: 388-4441; mote.org/ education EXPLORING MARINE CAREERS Calling all future marine biologists. This classroom-based camp will help campers explore marine science careers. Mote scientists, aquarium biologists and animal trainers will visit campers throughout the week. Campers will do hands-on field research, meet resident animals and participate in training sessions. On Friday, campers will get the chance to stay in the aquarium overnight. Ages: Sixth to eighth grade
FUN IN FISHING Campers will learn about local fish, sustainable fisheries and practice different fishing techniques in this camp. The camp fee includes all activities, equipment and materials campers will use to learn what it takes to be a fisheries scientist. Ages: Sixth to eighth grade When: Runs from 1 to 5 p.m.Monday through Friday; takes place from June 17-21 and July 15-19 Cost: $279 for nonmembers; $259 for members Contact: 388-4441; mote.org/ education
CAMP RHYTHM AND ST. ARMANDS KEY LUTHERAN CHURCH This one-week musical theater workshop will put kids in the spotlight as they rehearse and perform Disney’s “Aladdin” for kids. Each day includes theater games, acting lessons, dance and music workshops. Ages: Third through eighth grade
Tripp Rolle and Elliott Benson inspect their nets in search of marine life during a Sea Sleuths camp at Mote in 2018.
When: Runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3-7 all at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, 40 N. Adams Drive Cost: $150 Contact: 388-1234; music@ saklc.com
SARASOTA YOUTH SAILING CAMP Sailors new and old are invited to this youth sailing camp based out of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. There are eight levels starting with Tadpoles and ending with O’Pen Bics. There is also an Adventure Sailing with STEM camp that will bring scientists, engineers and sailing instructors together for a unique experience. Ages: 5-14 When: Camp runs in two-week increments from May 28- Aug. 2. The Adventure Watersports camp runs on one-week increments. Cost: $350 Contact: 941-504-4236; sarasotayouthsailing.org
SURFIT USA Learn, or improve, stand-up paddleboarding skills at this summer camp on Lido Beach. Along with SUP, campers will learn about surfing, ocean swimming playing and safety and marine biology. The sessions are led by certified
SARASOTA COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION SKIM, SURF AND PADDLE CAMP This camp is open to all skill levels and will include skim, surf and stand-up paddleboard instruction, demonstration and practice. Instructors from the Compound Board Shop will lead campers and teach them board awareness, balance, flexibility and strength. They will also learn about basic ocean knowledge, nutrition and fitness and environmental awareness. Ages: 7-15 When: Camp runs 8 a.m. to noon on May 28-31; June 17-21 and July 29- Aug. 2 Cost: $180 for the first four-week session; $225 for five-day sessions Contact: 552-9805; www.scgov. net
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lifeguards and have a 6:1 teacherto-student ratio. Ages: 6-14 When: Runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on June 24-28, July 1-5 (not on July 4th), July 8-12 and July 15-19. Cost: $215 Contact: 952-8245; www.surfitusa.com
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ongboat Key Club members broke out their fanny packs, Hawaiian shirts and fishing hats for the club’s end of season party May 10. Members met in the Harbourside Ballroom for the evening’s event, which was themed “Tacky Tourist.” Guests participated in a raffle for various prizes, munched on food and watched performances from Dynasty Dance Clubs. — BRYNN MECHEM
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MORE THAN $106 MILLION SOLD IN 1449 HILLVIEW DRIVE You will love the stunning, recent updates offered from every room of this 5BR waterfront home. The interior offers a coastal contemporary decor with clean lines, modern upgrades, an open layout that effortlessly flows from room to room and walls of glass enhancing the light atmosphere. Ideal renovations include new roof, Brazilian Mahogany wood flooring throughout, chef’s kitchen, all updated bathrooms with designer tile work, plus a beautiful new pool deck with deep-water dock and lifts. www.1449HillviewDrive.com
$2,550,000 3040 GRAND BAY BOULEVARD #223
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A flourish of fabulous upgrades and stylishly furnished, this lovely 3BR Cayman residence at Grand Bay is ready to immediately move into! Designer updates are throughout, plus floor-to-ceiling glass walls showcasing direct views of Sarasota Bay, Harbourside golf course and downtown. Includes two generous terraces, an east-facing terrace is the perfect place to enjoy bay breezes and panoramic views, plus one on the west accessed from the den and kitchen. Includes deeded beach access.
This BRAND-NEW 4BR home, built in 2019, rests on sailboat waters, offering more than 4,300 SF of gorgeous interior. Fall in love with the convenience of new construction, with impact windows/sliders, designer finishes, your pick of a master suite upstairs or down, first-floor master-sized guest suite, plus wonderful outdoor entertaining with summer kitchen.
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This newer 4BR home is immediately ready for you to begin enjoying. Built to the highest standards in 2009, you will adore the high-end finishes and custom-designed layout with all conveniences on one level.
Alluring bay views abound at this wonderfully secluded 4BR residence. Offering nearly 130’ of water frontage, plus deep-water dock and lift. Enjoy the convenience of walking to famed St. Armands Circle!
Enjoy breathtaking sunset views a few steps from downtown Sarasota. This 4th-floor bayfront residence offers 3,785 SF of stylish interior, making this 3BR feel like a single-family home. Includes it’s own 2-car garage!
Luxuriate in modern, green living at this new construction. home Built by GreenLife Luxury Homes and completed in 2017, this 3BR plus den, “West of the Trail” residence abounds in high-end finishes inside and out.
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Chic upgrades adorn every room of this direct bayfront, centrally-located residence. Picture-perfect vistas of bay waters and breathtaking sunsets welcome you to this immaculate home. Includes covered parking
Luxury living behind the exclusive gates of the Oaks Country Club .Designed by Harry MacEwen, this 3BR custom-built, updated residence is located on more than a 1/4-acre of lush property.
Move right in and immediately begin enjoying this updated, direct Gulf-front residence offering Bamboo wood flooring, newer kitchen and bathrooms, plus sunset views. Includes covered parking.
This Gulf-front penthouse value at Beachplace offers brand-new windows and sliders throughout, premium 6th-floor location and covered parking. Featuring views that stretch from the Gulf to the bay and downtown.
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749 LANDS END DRIVE The contemporary design and secluded location of this direct bayfront residence creates an ideal, move-in ready environment. Every aspect of this elevated home was completely renovated, including Cemplank siding, durable IPE wood decks, plus an upgraded interior featuring Brazilian cherry flooring, Andersen impact windows and sliders, Cypress ceilings and much more. Quaint community offers tennis, swimming pool and beach access.
4325 Gulf of Mexico Drive #604
3040 Grand Bay Boulevard #283 Eighth-floor living at Grand Bay offers beautiful direct views that stretch from Sarasota Bay, Harbourside golf course and downtown’s city skyline to the Gulf; this light, open 3BR residence is an ideal complement.
Designer updates and breathtaking views adorn every room of this direct Gulf-front, 4BR penthouse residence. The open floor plan offers more than 2,900 SF of interior that expertly blends modern finishes with stylish decor. Includes deeded, covered parking space.
775 Longboat Club Road #706 This direct Gulf-front, 7th-floor residence at the Beaches is immediately ready to enjoy. Gulf shores and striking sunsets abound from every room of this open-concept, 2BR beach getaway. Includes secure parking.
401 SOUTH PALM AVENUE #402 Perfectly positioned in the heart of downtown Sarasota, where you can walk to the best that a city lifestyle has to offer, including theatres, museums, fine dining, shopping and Sarasota Bayfront. This 3BR plus den residence offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a spacious, almost 4,000 SF layout that lives like a downtown single-family home, with wonderful two-car enclosed garage.
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3060 Grand Bay Boulevard #112 Move right into this charming, furnished 3BR Biscayne residence at Grand Bay. Close to many wonderful amenities, offering a wonderful wraparound terrace and beautiful views, you will adore this sunny retreat. Includes secured parking and deeded beach access.
454 Firehouse Court - Long Beach Vine-covered pergolas, lush pavered pathways with an outdoor shower alcove, screen-protected dining area, plus an open wood deck create a private tropical oasis at this private, move-in ready, 2,000+ SF home.
1445 Gulf of Mexico Drive #202 1115 Gulf of Mexico Drive #601 Immediately fall in love with the direct beach vistas from this top-floor 2BR getaway. The extended wraparound terrace with access from the multiple rooms.
610 Bowsprit Lane This newer 4BR home ws built in 2008. Ideal for the yachtsman’s lifestyle, boaters will love the location, only one home in from the bay-point position. Offering 113’ of water frontage, plus newer seawall, dock and lift on sailboat-deep waters that flow out to the bay. Designer finishes, cathedral ceilings and a generous floor plan adorn the custom interior.
1075 Gulf of Mexico Drive #101 Light and open, 2BR walk-down is waiting for you to make it your own. You will adore this lovely beachfront community, offering charmingly sunny views.
Beautifully updated and move-in ready, this Gulfside residence offers sunny views at every turn. The 3BR, 1,600+ SF interior is a rare offer at Player’s Club. Fall in love with the wonderful updates found throughout.
592 Ranger Lane Wonderful waterfront value! This charming 3BR pool home ready to enjoy, rent or renovate. Just a stone’s throw away from Sarasota’s open bay, offering deepwater dock and beach access only a bike ride away.
435 L’Ambiance Drive #J403 Offered furnished and immediately ready to enjoy, Gulfto-bay living at L’Ambiance is a sought-after experience and this 3BR, 4th-floor residence is a wonderful complement. Relish east and west-facing terraces!
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1075 Gulf of Mexico Drive #203 This charming 2BR residence offers sunny beach views and is simply waiting for you to enjoy! Featuring updated bathrooms and newer granite kitchen.
Situated on a prime corner lot location this charming 3BR plus bonus room home abounds in elaborate Florida-sourced gardens. Stone pavered walkways and vine-covered pergolas surround this private residence, overlooking deep waters (includes dockage).
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Addison Riesen said she makes slime every other day. It takes her just two minutes to make a basic slime.
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ome kids let their creativity shine on the dance floor. Others in art class, or by playing an instrument. But Addison Riesen, who does do performing arts, has another outlet. Riesen, a 9-year-old Longboat Key resident, loves to make slime. As she walks across her family’s living room in their Country Club Shores home, she proudly opens a set of double doors. “This is my slime room.”
One of the first eye-catching items in her work spot is a sign: “Have the slime of your life.” She has a whole workstation complete with shelves of slime materials. She has a shelf full of glue and activators — hand soap, Borax, Tide, Sta- Flo — stuff that won’t make the slime sticky. Then she has a box of add-ins, such as glitter and beads that she can mix in the slime for some extra fun — but careful of the chunky glitter, she said. It can get pointy. To the right of her little desk are bins full of slime she’s created, bought, and traded because right now, slime is big. It’s such a trend that in March, Riesen and her mom, Jorie, visited Chicago for a slime convention. Riesen got to meet other “slimers,” including some Instagramfamous ones, who make themed slimes, such as Chinese food ones that smell like fortune cookies, wonton soup and fried rice. Riesen makes slime for fun, not business, so she was just a visitor at the convention. But that meant she had the chance to trade her slimes for some other ones at
a trading post, where her mom taught negotiation skills. Asked if she would ever sell her slime, Riesen is apprehensive to do so right now. She has an Instagram account, on which she features her slime, but also uses it to share her adventures. She also said that if she started to sell it, it would take time away from play dates, or slime dates, which is when she teaches friends how to make slime, and she needs that time to socialize. “I need to interact with humans,” she said. “I need to be with humans 24/7.” Jorie Riesen said throughout these play dates, Addison has become a slime advocate for her friends with parents who oppose slime and its potential messes. Addison said she makes slime every other day. She can make it quickly, a basic slime can take her two minutes, which is her favorite kind to make. All it takes is glue, some color and an activator. She mixes the ingredients until she has the consistency she likes. “I kind of like making basic slime because it reminds me of the good old days,” she said. The good old days to which she refers are when her grandma, a former preschool teacher who often made “goop” with her students, would visit. It’s a tradition she’s carried on.
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RENOVATED WATERFRONT ESTATE This exquisitely renovated coastal residence just 3 lots from Sarasota Bay is a master class in extraordinary custom features and materials. Located on the south end of Longboat Key in Country Club Shores, property highlights include volume ceilings, marble flooring, 3 ensuite guest rooms upstairs, 1st floor Master Suite, illuminated Onyx counter tops, 3 car garage, infinity pool w/ wading platform, expansive terrace, dock and lift.
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Welcome home to this totally remodeled corner 3 bedroom residence located on south Longboat Key. The home is currently set up as a 2 bedroom with an office that can easily be converted to a 3rd bedroom. Owners will enjoy the split floor plan along with quartz counter tops, walk-in closet, gas fireplace, wood floors and a private under building 2 car garage with extra storage. Tangerine Bay offers resort-style amenities along with Bay Isles Beach Club membership.
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Islandside golf course views are enjoyed from this home on Longboat Club Road behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club at the south end of Longboat Key. This 4 bedroom/4 bath residence offers over 4,000 SF of living space with volume ceilings a first floor master bedroom, expansive pool deck, peaceful golf course views and a 3 car garage. This is a historically great income producing property and purchase is subject to rentals in place. Beach access nearby.
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17TH ANNUAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR Takes place from 3:15 to 6 p.m. at the Harbourside Ballroom, 3000 Harbourside Drive. As hurricane season approaches, this seminar will offer tips and feature speakers on how best to be prepared for a disaster.
GREAT STRIDES AND ADVANCEMENTS IN THE FIELD OF HAIR LOSS. By Martin Maag, MD
Hair Restoration is not what a lot of people think. We are not your hair stylists or barbers. Hair Restoration is an area of medicine that has been sadly over looked and under researched for a long time. Due to this under appreciation in medical research, many “snake oil” products have been pushed on the market giving people false hope. Why? The desire to have a healthy-looking head of hair exists in all of us, who doesn’t want to look their best? Women and men alike base their self-confidence on how their hair looks.
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Women make up 40% of hair loss sufferers in the U.S. Unfortunately, there are over 80 million Americans with hair loss. Women making up over 40% of those suffering from this condition we call Alopecia, the medical term for hair loss. Over the last few years there have been great strides and advancements in the field of hair loss. New procedures that have significantly improved the look of a hair transplant. The old plug method that left people looking like a doll’s head are gone. The strip method, that left an unsightly scar on the back of a person’s head are still in use today, but quickly fading into obscurity. We now have medications that help, but again these are no cure for thinning and can only stave off the inevitable. Currently there is the up and coming field of stem cell therapy, as well as, the use of specific cellular components like exosomes that are
showing great promise. A current treatment called PRP, (Platelet Rich Plasma), has been very effective in helping with female pattern hair loss or FPHL. Currently there is research taking place with the “cloning: of hair follicles. This is where a healthcare provider will surgically remove one of your own hair follicles, send it to a lab where they will reproduce your own hair. That hair, (as much as you want), can then be transplanted back into your own head. Imagine that, 1 or 2 follicles can give you back a full head of hair? Medicine is not quite there, but some believe that within 2 years this will be reality. Until then, medicine will continue to research other treatments and modalities for this condition. Each month I will present therapies and treatments that are currently available. My goal is to help educate you on thinning hair, hair loss and what you can do to improve this problem. Thinning hair doesn’t have to be something you only talk about with your stylist or barber. They are an excellent first line resource to go to and they can keep you looking your best with what you have. HHR of LWR wants to improve that hair so you can go to your stylist with confidence.
Bar and Grill, 111 Gulf Drive S., for margaritas and wine. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Call 383-2466.
FRIDAY, MAY 24–SUNDAY, MAY 26
ST. ARMANDS SEAFOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL On Friday, the festival will take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Saturday, it will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday it will go from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy various dishes and drinks from local restaurants while enjoying live music. General admission is free. For more information, visit www.paragonartevents.com.
TUESDAY, MAY 21
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT Takes place at 5:30 p.m. at The Fish Hole, 115 Bridge St. There will be prizes, snacks and soft drinks. After golf, join the other Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce members at Island Time
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PUMPING THE PRIME Takes place at 10 a.m. at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center, 4052 GMD. Mirabai Holland will teach students how to strengthen muscles and bones, burn calories and boost metabolism, manage weight and develop muscle and bone mass. Participants should be able to get down on the floor and get up readily. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Call 201956-1466.
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE Takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 GMD. Continues until March 25. Cost is $15 for members and $17.50 for non members. Call 383-8811.
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YOGA Takes place from 9 to 10 a.m. at The Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 GMD. Classes continue until April 25. Cost is $11 for members and $13 for nonmember per class. Call 383-8811. BEGINNERS BRIDGE Takes place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 GMD. Continues until March 25. Cost is $15 for members and $17.50 for non members. Call 383-8811.
YOGA Takes place from 9 to 10 a.m. at The Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 GMD. Classes continue until April 25. Cost is $11 for members and $13 for nonmember per class. Call 383-8811. ROTARY CLUB OF LONGBOAT KEY Meets at 5:15 p.m. at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road every first and third Tuesday. Cost is $10. Call Susan McGuire at 914-7812. YOGA & MEDITATION CLASS Takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Paradise Center at Temple Beth Israel ,567 Bay Isles Road. The class is designed for breathing awareness, gentle joint mobilization, active warm-up movement flows and yoga postures. Cost is $10 per class. Call 383-6493.
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GULF FRONT PENTHOUSE $5,895,000 6,000 SF 4BR/4.5BA on Lido Key Spectacular Views of the city, Bay & Gulf of Mexico 6 terraces, private 4 car garage. Suberb ammenities including full service concierge.
WATER CLUB PENTHOUSE $1,795,000 11th floor 2BR/3BA + den w/ luxurious finishes, private elevator & spectacular Gulf, beach and bay views.
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WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS BOOK SALES Take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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. YOGA Takes place from 9 to 10 a.m. at The Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 GMD. Classes continue until April 25. Cost is $11 for members and $13 for nonmember per class. Call 383-8811.
KIWANIS CLUB OF LONGBOAT KEY The club meets at the various locations at 5:30 PM on the first Thursday of every month. Locations are announced 7-10 days in advance. Please call 387-1909 or visit www.KiwanisLBK. net for specifics about upcoming meetings.
$695,000 NEW CONSTRUCTION $1,590,000 ISLANDER CLUB Private one story cul-de-sac home. 4 BR/3.5 BA with Direct beachfront 2BR/2BA southern exposure with gorgeous Gulf and beach views.Open plan w/ three car garage. Bay & deeded beach access. expansive terrace.
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QIGONG FOR HEALTH AND VITALITY Takes place from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 GMD. Cost is $11 per class for members and $13 for nonmembers. Call 383-8811.
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The annual concert honors children who have died. It is named for Allison Clayback, the daughter of founder and director KeiReea Sulhi, who died in 2010.
The annual concert honors children who have died. It is named for Allison Clayback, the daughter of concert founder and director KeiReea Sulhi, who died in 2010.
Friends of Allison Concert honors children gone too soon
Photos by Katie Johns
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ONLINE Rabbi Stephen Sniderman welcomes concertgoers to the temple.
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emple Beth Israel was filled with graceful notes on May 5. On Sunday afternoon, the temple hosted the annual Friends of Allison Concert. The concert was founded, and is directed by, KeiReea Sulhi in honor of her daughter, Allison Clayback, who died in 2010. The concert is held to honor families who have lost children early. During the concert, the New College Acapellago Ensemble performed with guest artists including Robert Lischetti, Robyn Rocklein, Joy Leitner, Karissa Ratzenboeck and George Hemcher. — KATIE JOHNS
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COLDWELL BANKER Bonaire at Longboat Key | 6/6.2 | $8,100,000 Open Daily 5005 Gulf of Mexico Drive 2
L Ambiance | 3/2.1 | $2,195,000 435 L Ambiance Drive J403
Bay Isles | 5/3.1 | $1,790,000 3322 Bayou Road
Longboat Key | 4/3.1 | $1,695,000 705 Jungle Queen Way
Sabal Cove | 4/3.2 | $1,598,000 3326 Sabal Cove Lane
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Country Club Shores | 4/3 | $1,545,000 530 Yardarm Lane
Country Club Shores | 4/2 | $1,395,000 Open Sun 1-4 511 Putter Lane
Inn On The Beach | 2/2 | $1,295,000 200 Sands Point Road 1405
Pelican Harbour & Beach | 3/2 | $1,195,000 New 4239 Gulf of Mexico Drive MH4
Grand Bay II | 3/2.1 | $1,130,000 3040 Grand Bay Boulevard 223
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Longboat Key | 3/2.1 | $1,095,000 840 Tarawitt Drive
Inn On The Beach | 2/2 | $1,095,000 230 Sands Point Road 3802
Longboat Shores | 2/2 | $1,035,000 1A Winslow Place
Bay Isles | 3/3.1 | $995,000 3440 Bayou Court
The Oaks Bayside | 4/4 | $975,000 75 Osprey Point Drive
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Buttonwood Harbor | 5/3 | $925,000 Open Sun 1-3 5 1/2 Winslow Place
Portofino On The Bay | 4/2.1 | $849,000 1790 Assisi Drive 2
Longboat Key | 4/2 | $761,000 761 Tarawitt Drive
Islander Club of Longboat | 2/2 | $749,000 2295 Gulf of Mexico Drive 56
Longboat Sandpipers | 2/2 | $745,000 5635 Gulf of Mexico Drive 103
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Privateer North | 2/2 | $699,000 1050 Longboat Club Road 1005
Gulf & Bay Club | 2/2 | $685,000 5780 Midnight Pass Road 205
Indian Beach | 3/2 | $629,000 864 Highland Street
Portobello | 2/2 | $560,000 New 3235 Gulf of Mexico Drive A104
The Strand Sarasota | 1/2 | $546,120 1889 N Tamiami Trail 310
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Seaplace V | 2/2 | $529,000 1945 Gulf of Mexico Drive M2-113
Longboat Key | 2/2 | $500,000 Reduced 691 Tarawitt Drive
Bayport Beach & Tennis | 2/2 | $425,000 741 Bayport Way
Islander Club of Longboat | 2/2 | $409,000 2295 Gulf of Mexico Drive 44
Sutton Place Condo | 2/2 | $395,000 New 600 Sutton Place 302
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Visit Sarasota County Vice President Erin Duggan, speaker Senior Partner at Downs & St. Germain Research Phillip Downs, Visit Sarasota County President Virginia Haley and Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce President Gail Loefgren
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Chamber hosts lunchtime event T
he Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is all about helping business and tourism. So, to celebrate national travel and tourism week, which runs from May 5 to May 11, the chamber hosted its monthly Networking at Noon luncheon. About 30 chamber members gathered at The Beach House Restaurant to hear Phillips Downs, senior partner at Downs & St. Germain Research, a tourism research firm for Visit Sarasota, present “The State of Tourism.”
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WATERFRONT $3,595,000 BIRD KEY 476 Partridge Circle 5BR/4FB/2HB | 5,267 SQFT
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2450 Harbourside Dr. #244 3BR/3BA | 3,083 SQFT
136 Golden Gate Pt. #102 3BR/3.5BA | 1st Floor WalkDown | 3,785 SQFT
1065 Gulf of Mexico Dr. #502 2BR/2BA | 1,392 SQFT
LONGBOAT KEY BEACHFRONT ESTATE 6061 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 6BR/6BA | 3,203 SQFT
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LONGBOAT KEY $2,698,000 EN PROVENCE
WEST OF TRAIL $1,675,000 BAY VIEW ACRES
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LONGBOAT KEY $689,000 LONGBOAT TERRACE
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1241 Gulf of Mexico Dr. #806 2BR/3BA + Den | 2,650 SQFT
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2151 Gulf of Mexico Dr. #6 3BR+Study/3.5BA | 3,800 SQFT
5055 Gulf of Mexico Dr. #536 3BR/3BA | 1,484 SQFT
1725 Baywood Drive 4BR/4BA | 3,612 SQFT
3326 Sabal Cove Lane 4BR/4.5BA | 4,698 SQFT
800 Tamiami Tr. #401 2BR/2.5BA | 1,830 SQFT
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C O U N T RY C LU B S H O R E S 580 Putting Green Lane Ian Addy, PA & E. Gail Wittig 941-961-8850 A4434080 $2,997,000
L O N G B OAT K E Y T OW E R S 601 Longboat Club Road 1004S Melba Jimenez PA 941-356-3970 A4432155 $1,100,000
QUEENS HARBOUR 3524 Fair Oaks Lane Kim Ogilvie 941-376-1717 A4432051 $995,000
M A R I N A B AY 2550 Harbourside Drive 321 Jenifer Schwell 941-780-0968 A4429409 $925,000
P R I VAT E E R S O U T H 1000 Longboat Club Road 601 Anne Mitchell 941-725-0227 A4431203 $850,000
L O N G B OAT S A N D P I P E R S 5635 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 104 Ian Addy, PA 941-961-8850 A4422795 $739,000
L O N G B E AC H 660 Linley Street Renne' Rupp & Matthew Voss 941-447-8251 A4422794 $699,000
C LU B L O N G B OAT B E AC H 5055 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 516 Marcia Salkin, PA 941-376-6121 A4430890 $695,000
THE CASTILLIAN 4545 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 309 Julia McClung 941-356-6499 A4432098 $680,000
L O N G B OAT T E R R AC E 5393 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 209 Cindy Schatzle 941-587-7556 A4409366 $624,900
C O U N T RY C LU B S H O R E S 1170 Bogey Lane Richard Perlman 941-228-8580 A4418181 $619,000
FA I RWAY B AY 2120 Harbourside Drive 612 Mark Huber 941-356-2435 A4409211 $609,500
W I N DWA R D B AY 4800 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 205 Bobbi Banan 941-356-2659 A4420391 $560,000
L O N G B OAT S H O R E S 599 Buttonwood Drive Terri Derr & Rita Holbrook 941-356-6694 A4435070 $550,000
SANDS POINT 100 Sands Point Road 323 Lawrence Zeigler 941-228-2612 A4400827 $545,000
I N N O N T H E B E AC H 240 Sands Point Road 4103 Rudy Dudon 941-234-3991 A4421568 $499,000
PROMENADE 1211 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 104 Janet Walter & Steve Walter 941-232-2000 A4435188 $474,000
B AY H A R B O U R A P T S 450 Gulf Of Mexico Drive B201 Stacy Hanan 941-266-0529 A4406808 $469,000
I N N O N T H E B E AC H 230 Sands Point Road 3404 Veronika Bajtala 941-504-0307 A4434253 $439,000
S E A P L AC E 1935 Gulf Of Mexico Drive G7-409 Sue Cosgrove-Lee & Chris Baylis 941-400-9068 A4432374 $415,000
I N N O N T H E B E AC H 225 Sands Point Road 6302 Thomas Cinquegrano 941-284-5049 A4416893 $359,000
C E DA R S E A S T 804 Evergreen Way Bill Anderson 941-313-4059 A4427819 $359,000
BAY P O RT B E AC H & TE N N I S 802 Bayport Way 802 Sherri Mills 941-350-7112 A4425746 $350,000
I N N O N T H E B E AC H 225 Sands Point Road 6301 Ian Addy, PA & E. Gail Wittig 941-961-8850 A4419334 $349,000
I N N O N T H E B E AC H 250 Sands Point Road 5101 Thomas Cinquegrano 941-284-5049 A4417039 $339,000
L O N G B OAT H A R B O U R 4410 Exeter Drive K205 Malihe Karimi 941-376-5099 A4435118 $335,000
L O N G B OAT H A R B O U R 4340 Falmouth Drive D101 Malihe Karimi 941-376-5099 A4425427 $269,000
B E AC H H A R B O R C LU B 3806 Gulf Of Mexico Drive C205 Cecile Coutret & John Coutret 941-735-4444 A4415744 $260,000
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condominium in Sanctuary at Longboat Key Club tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. James and Mary Lou Thomas sold their Unit B-705 condominium at 535 Sanctuary Drive to Donald and Laurie Schillinger, of Noblesville, Ind., for $1.3 million. Built in 1990, it has three bathrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 2,590 square feet of living area. It sold for $510,000 in 1990.
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Philip and Deborah Maiese sold their Unit 238 condominium at 350 Gulf of Mexico Drive to David Moore and Suzanne Moore, trustees, of Glenview, Ill., for $1,019,500. Built in 1992, it has three bedrooms, four baths and 2,529 square feet of living area. It sold for $900,000 in 2009. BEACHPLACE
Aragon Santa Fe Retreat Properties LLC sold the Unit 401 condominium at 1055 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Peter and Heidi Krockta, of Foxboro, Mass., for $875,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,172 square feet of living area. It sold for $695,000 in 2015. Dennis and Carol Powers, of Dubuque, Iowa, sold their Unit 304 condominium at 1055 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Richard and Sophia Mann, of Needham, Mass., for $820,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,503 square feet of living area. It sold for $750,000 in 2003. David and Leslee Dann, of Indianapolis, sold their Unit 202 condominium at 1145 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Daniel Lighter, of Quebec, Canada, for $730,000. Built in 1980, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,392 square feet
of living area. It sold for $737,500 in 2015. PROMENADE
James and Teresa Machnik, of Longboat Key, sold their Unit 705 condominium at 1211 Gulf of Mexico Drive to David Stephani and Lauren Stephani, trustees, of Arlington Heights, Ill., for $865,000. Built in 1985, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,598 square feet of living area. It sold for $640,000 in 2009. WINDING OAKS
Johannes and Nicole Westrick, of S. Burlington, Vt., sold their Unit 8 condominium at 3415 Winding Oaks Drive to Steven and Wendie Holsinger, of Lancaster, Pa., for $810,000. Built in 1988, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,555 square feet of living area. It sold for $710,000 in 2014.
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Ky., for $545,000. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,096 square feet of living area. It sold for $300,000 in 2014.
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Roger and Deborah Howard, of Severna Park, Md., sold their Unit PH-3 condominium at 4700 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Jacqueline Heilicher, of Longboat Key, for $450,000. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,096 square feet.
William Hensler, trustee, of Louisville, Ky., sold the Unit 209 condominium at 2110 Benjamin Franklin Drive to William and Lori Montag, of Coralville, Iowa, for $590,000. Built in 1968, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,607 square feet. SEAPLACE
Steven and Kathy Guggenheim, of Cincinnati, sold their Unit M2-116-B condominium at 1945 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Richard and Patricia Herring, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., for $565,000. Built in 1978, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,532 square feet of living area. It sold for $184,400 in 2016. Walter and Christine Scott, of Pittsburgh, sold their Unit G1-108C condominium at 2089 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Randolph DF LLC for $555,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 933 square feet. WINDWARD BAY
John and Kathleen Wurdeman, of Charles City, Va., sold their Unit PH-4 condominium at 4800 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Tawana Edwards, of Goshen,
The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, sold the Unit 17 condominium at 820 Evergreen Way to Seaver & Sons Custom Builders LLC for $399,500. Built in 1991, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,440 square feet. SPANISH MAIN YACHT CLUB
Rodney and Jane Surrency, trustees, of Winter Haven, sold the Unit 50 condominium at 901 Spanish Drive N. to Howard Spanish Main LLC for $348,500. Built in 1968, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,431 square feet. It sold for $280,000 in 2004.
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Rock Solid Properties of Sarasota LLC sold the Unit 307 condominium at 775 Longboat Club Road to Donald Leone, trustee, of Watertown, Mass., for $675,000. Built in 1984, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 1,842 square feet of living area. It sold for $700,000 in 2007.
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L O N G B OAT K E Y 580 Putting Green Lane A4434080 $2,997,000
L O N G B OAT K E Y 1001 Longboat Club Road A4414365 $1,950,000
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Steven Aron, of Longboat Key, for $650,000. Built in 1987, it has three bathrooms, two-and-ahalf baths and 2,487 square feet.
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MORE THAN $106 MILLION SOLD IN 2018 453 EAST ROYAL FLAMINGO DRIVE Just three homes in from Sarasota Bay, this updated and meticulously maintained waterfront residence in Bird Key is a wonderful gem. Boating enthusiasts will appreciate the 100’ of water frontage, new dock and seawall (2017), plus a 32,000-pound lift. This 4BR plus family room and office home abounds in delightful updates, including impact windows, sliders, storm shutters and upgraded powder room with floating vanity and walls of glass sliders in multiple rooms that open to the sunny pool deck.
260 NORTH SHORE ROAD #4 Renovated from top to bottom! This 3BR townhouse residence offers 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 rests in perfect seclusion, minutes from Publix and St. Armands.
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A true THREE-BEDROOM, this direct Gulf-front residence is a flourish of recent updates, including custom furnishings, marble flooring, designer cabinetry and new stone countertops throughout. Located in a prime top-floor, corner location, walls of glass sliders enhance the sunny ambiance in every room and offer stunning views that stretch from one end of the residence to the other.
Beautiful vistas of Gulf sunsets from every room welcome you to this 4th-floor beach home at Veinte. Offering wood flooring, remote-controlled storm shutters and terrace screen, newer washer/dryer, plus air-conditioner and hot water heater new in 2014. Walls of glass sliders in the living room, master and den open directly to the terrace where you can enjoy idyllic Gulf breezes.
Just a stone’s throw away from Sarasota’s open bay waters, this 3BR Country Club Shores home is ready for you add your personal touches. A wonderful site to begin your dream home or a renovation project. Offering a brand-new seawall, deep-water dock and more than 100-feet of waterfront, you will love the central location and beach access only a few sunny steps away.
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