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Garage murals approved With a 3-2 vote Monday, the Sarasota City Commission approved a $25,000 Palm Avenue parking garage mural project.

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Thanks to Sarasota City Commissioner Paul Caragiulo’s last-minute reconsideration, a $25,000 art mural project for the Palm Avenue parking garage is moving forward. Caragiulo initially expressed concern about the project, which calls for the expenditure of $25,000 in public art funds to create the first

downtown public art murals. “I’m a huge fan of this building,” Caragiulo said of the garage. “But I’m having a problem visualizing the continuity of how this coincides with other downtown public art projects.” Caragiulo questioned whether public art funds should be used to

fund the initiative. After a brief presentation from architect Jonathan Parks and Jonathan Parks Architect senior planner Chris Gallagher, Caragiulo made a motion to deny funding for the project.

SEE MURALS / PAGE 2A

St. Wilifred Episcopal Church has a long-standing tradition of celebrating the feast of St. Francis with a Blessing of the Animals. This year marks the second year that the church has joined with the Humane Society of Sarasota County, adding to the number of animals blessed and blessing some with a new home. The event took place Sunday, Oct. 2.

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+ County unveils historical marker The Sarasota County Historical Commission recognized Riverview High School with the dedication of a marker that explains the historical significance of the original school, which opened in 1958. It was designed by architect Paul Rudolph, who influenced a group of designers who became known as the Sarasota School of Architecture. The marker, significant because it is the first historical marker dedicated for a post World War II architectural resource, was requested and funded by the Sarasota County School Board and school district administration. Marker researcher Sonya De Long, Superintendent of Schools Lori White and architect Joseph King unveiled the marker Tuesday, Oct. 4, at RHS.

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Dexter lounges in his owner’s arms while he waits to have a personal pet blessing Friday, Sept. 30, outside of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Deacon Tom Grant led the group pet blessing ceremony, which was for abused, lost and living animals. To see more photos, see page 14A.

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City will spend $1.25 million for backflows A state and federal mandate requires municipal water systems be protected with backflow prevention devices. In total, an additional 4,400 backflow devices are required locally. The Sarasota City Commission said Monday it would prefer the city pay $1.25 million over the next five years to install backflow prevention devices than endure the code-enforcement headaches that would ensue if it

leaves the financial responsibility up to the city’s water users. During its Oct. 3 regular meeting, the commission agreed to spend $250,000 per year for the next five years to install approximately 3,000 residential and

1,400 commercial backflow devices that are required. In an emergency, such a device prevents the backflow of contaminated water from a house or office from getting into the city’s water system.

A city ordinance was created to comply with federal and state Health Department standards, but city staff said the current

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MURALS / FROM PAGE 1A Caragiulo had support from Vice Mayor Terry Turner and Commissioner Shannon Snyder. As a majority, they turned down the project. Turner said that although he gave much weight to Parks’ presentation and passion, he couldn’t justify the expenditure. “We have spent a fortune on this building, and I think we need to be distributing our resources more broadly through downtown,” Turner said. “It will be five years, if we are lucky, before this garage is intensively used. At a later date, if we have lots of money and people are using the garage, I might feel quite different about it.” Mayor Suzanne Atwell, however, disagreed with the majority. “Now is the time to do this,” Atwell said. “I think this will breathe life into this gorgeous building. This is a stunning idea that will draw people to this structure.” Parks told the commission his garage is an unfinished piece of art right now. “You trusted me to get it this far,” Parks said. “I think I have control over the process and can present a canvas for the artists to make it successful … The artwork will say, ‘This is Sarasota.’ After we get this done, it will be a finished piece.” That plea prompted Caragiulo to make a motion at the end of the afternoon session to revisit his earlier motion. “I was going against what

two designers of this building saw as something that makes their building complete,” Caragiulo said. “I’m not an artist. Who am I to say it doesn’t work?” When the commissioners voted again, Caragiulo, Atwell and Commissioner Willie Shaw were in the majority to approve the art project. Gallagher and Parks, who rushed back into the commission chambers in time to see the vote reversed, were pleased with the decision. “We have an opportunity to do something we have not done yet in the city,” Gallagher said. “We will be creating public art murals that the public can get extremely close to.” The firm’s concept calls for five artists painting sweeping, colorful murals, with a different theme planned for each floor of the garage. The proposal calls for a dance theme for the second floor, a film theme for the third floor, a music theme for the fourth floor, a theater theme for the fifth floor and an opera theme for the sixth floor. The Sarasota Chalk Festival will be incorporated into the project by allowing the artists to work with local children. The city already has set aside money for art in the facility. The city’s zoning code requires that every new project downtown set aside .05% of the construction cost toward downtown artwork. In the case of the garage, that translates into $54,000 for future artwork.

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BACKFLOW / FROM PAGE 1A backflow prevention program has encountered problems in forcing the remaining water users who need backflow prevention devices to install one. More than 2,150 backflow devices have been installed in the city to date. However, approximately 1,400 commercial backflows still need to be installed. Among residential customers, 3,000 of the of the original 4,000 required need to be installed. Utilities Director Javier Vargas offered the commission several options, including forcing water users to pay approximately $400 for a backflow device, finding ways to spread out customers’ payments for the expense and/ or providing rebates to customers. “It’s going to be controversial,” Vargas said. “It’s hard to ask customers to spend $400 to install a device that doesn’t provide visible benefits to their homes.” The metal pipe backflow devices, which typically sit in the middle or front of a yard, can be covered with foliage or fake plastic rocks. The commission agreed with staff’s assessment, choosing to fund the program entirely rather than try to force customers to comply with the cost through code enforcement. The program calls for addressing the commercial backflow

Why are backflow devices needed? A backflow is defined as “the reversal of flow of water in a public water system or customer's potable water system in such a way that foreign substances enter the public system that can cause a health risk.”

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Backflow prevention devices must be installed per state and federal Health Department requirements.

devices in the first two years of the program, while working toward installing residential backflows in the second through fifth years. The goal, Vargas said, is to schedule last the installation of backflow devices at residences with pools, in the hope that the state might reverse its course and not mandate backflow installations for pools. Commissioners were committed to the program but visibly frustrated by the expense. “This isn’t something we dreamed up,” said Commissioner Shannon Snyder, who was upset the work had to be done even though the city has had only two backflow incidents in the past 20 years. “Spending $1 million for a problem we don’t have is frustrating.” City Manager Bob Bartolotta,

meanwhile, said every customer with a backflow device will be responsible for paying to have the device tested periodically. “If we do nothing, we are subject to fines,” Bartolotta said. “This is what we have to do.” Snyder urged city staff to make sure the backflow devices are installed as close as possible to homes and away from driveways, front yards and sidewalks. Although installing the devices as close as possible to water meters, which typically are in front yards, is safer and better prevents a backflow problem, the city can ask customers to sign waivers that allow the devices to be placed closer to their homes. “These things get run over all the time,” Snyder said. “Let’s keep them out of sight as much as possible.”

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City will not take gamble on casinos Lido Pool Sarasota city commissioners unanimously agreed Monday that Las Vegas-style casinos are not in the cards for the city’s future. The Sarasota City Commission is concerned that the Legislature might open up casino gaming to non-Indian-tribe Florida properties in the future. It plans to make it virtually impossible for a developer to submit a plan that involves building a casino within city limits. At its Monday, Oct. 3, regular meeting, city staff made a presentation at the commission’s request that outlined the possibility that the Legislature might pass a bill this spring at its annual Tallahassee session that would allow Las Vegasstyle casino gaming in other parts of Florida. Currently, casino gaming is only allowed on Indian-tribe properties in the state. Although the Legislature will most likely review a bill that would only allow such facilities in Miami-Dade County (where three casino gaming facilities are proposed), all

five commissioners want to be prepared in case the allowance spreads to other areas of the state. Noting that the site of the longtime Miami Herald building was purchased by a developer who intends to build a casino on the waterfront, Commissioner Shannon Snyder said there are too many similarities between the Miami Herald building and the site of the former Sarasota Quay on Sarasota Bay. “I find it completely inappropriate to put in a gaming facility anywhere in the downtown core or on our bayfront,” Snyder said. “I understand the state is trying to capture lost revenue, but I just hope they

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leave us with somewhat local control when the changes come along.” City Attorney Bob Fournier, however, warned the city could not ban casinos altogether. “We could be required to find a lawful location for casino gambling,” said Fournier, who urged the commission to keep an eye on the Legislature but take no action at this point. But the commission wanted no part of that suggestion. Sn y d e r, along with Vice Mayor Terry Turner, proposed the commission direct city staff to move forward with zoning code and Comprehensive Plan amendments

that would make it difficult for casino gaming companies to propose such businesses in the city of Sarasota. Amendments to its code and comp plan would further bolster the city’s chances of never having to review such an application. Also, by only allowing for such a facility in a specific zoning district, a developer’s chance of being able to build a casino in Sarasota would be unlikely if the city chooses a district that couldn’t accommodate such an operation. “I just don’t think casino gaming is consistent with our family entertainment brand,” Turner said. “Waiting to see what the Legislature does is too late.” Mayor Suzanne Atwell agreed. “We are making a pre-emptive strike here,” Atwell said. City staff received direction to begin making code and comp plan changes that will take at least six months to prepare and be reviewed by the state for official approval.

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Residents of Hudson Bayou and Gulfview Drive expressed concerns with the traffic light being removed at Orange Avenue and Gulfview Drive.

Residents happy city sees the light After Sarasota residents expressed concern with the potential removal of a neighborhood traffic light, city staff made a recommendation to keep the light. The city of Sarasota will most likely keep a traffic light at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Gulfview Drive after Hudson Bayou and Gulfview residents expressed their displeasure with the possibility the light might be removed. At a Sept. 26 meeting at City Hall, city planner Alex DavisShaw reported that the city was evaluating traffic lights within city limits and considering removing those that aren’t mandated through a traffic-control program. If city residents agreed the light was not needed, which would save the city money, a three-way stop sign could be installed in its place.

But Hudson Bayou and Gulfview residents made numerous claims as to why they believed the light should stay in place. In an email to Hudson Bayou residents sent Sept. 26, Hudson Bayou President Rob Patten wrote that the Gulfview traffic signal crosswalk is the only safe (and legal) place to cross Orange Avenue between Hillview Street and Mound Street. “Removing the signal and forcing people to cross at Mound is unsafe because the east sidewalk on the Hudson Bayou Bridge is very narrow,” Patten wrote. “We are a pedestrian- and bike-oriented neighborhood.”

Due to the speed of the traffic on Orange Avenue, Patten said families and children must stay on the sidewalk. There are no bike lanes over the Hudson Bayou bridge. “Crossing at Gulfview makes sense for anyone crossing Orange Avenue so that they gain access to the much wider west sidewalk on the bridge,” Patten wrote. Patten also explained that Orange Avenue between Mound Street and Bahia Vista is a popular cut-through from Osprey Avenue and U.S. 41. “If we are forcing our kids to cross Orange randomly without a crosswalk, what are we teaching them about traf-

fic safety in general?” Patten wrote. City staff decided the traffic light should remain in place. “Based on the overwhelming support of that particular traffic signal, we have recommended to the city manager’s office that the light stay in place,” Davis-Shaw said. “The concerns expressed were valid ones that we took under consideration before making our decision.” Patten told the Sarasota Observer that he was happy to hear the news. “The city was receptive to our safety concerns all along,” Patten said. “It’s the right decision.”

agreement approved The Lido Beach Pool will continue to be operated by its current concession operator.

The Sarasota City Commission agreed Monday to sign off on a new contract with the current concession operator of the Lido Pool, with the understanding that it expects bigger and better things for the beachfront pool. Commissioners approved by a 5-0 vote a contract with Seabreeze Concessions LLC. The contract city staff negotiated with the company calls for Seabreeze to pay a base concession fee of $3,500 per month, plus 15% of gross monthly sales and 80% of the Lido Pool fees the operator collects. In addition, the agreement requires the licensee to pay for all sales tax on the concession fee and all property tax associated with the concession. City Purchasing Manager Mary Tucker called the contract “the highest rent” contract the city has ever negotiated. But, in the meantime, commissioners expressed interest in a long-term plan for its future. In August, Commissioner Shannon Snyder called the pool an “underperforming asset.” Snyder and other commissioners said they think it can be highlighted as a destination point. Until the city is able to review more long-term options for the pool, which could include an upscale waterfront restaurant, city staff negotiated the deal with Seabreeze, which had previously expressed an interest to terminate its lease agreement. The new lease agreement runs through April 30, 2013, and has one fiveyear renewal option. Vice Mayor Terry Turner had several questions about how the lease could be terminated and wanted to make sure the city wasn’t responsible for paying for capital improvements to the property while Seabreeze is the concession operator. Tucker assuaged his concern, explaining that the city has to sign off on any capital improvement Seabreeze proposes. “This is an agreement with low expectations we can get out of when and if we need to,” said Commissioner Paul Caragiulo. City staff agreed that was the direction provided by City Manager Bob Bartolotta, previously told the commission the city wants to find a long-term tenant that would be willing to sign a 10-year lease. The city inherited the operation of the Lido Pool after the county turned it over to the city in a reshuffling of parks funding. Although Caragiulo believes a waterfront restaurant might be a tough sell for residents and the Lido Key Residents Association, he believes the city is on the right track with finding a long-term approach. The Lido Key Residents Association has also created a committee in support of the pool that is working to gauge the future interest of the property for its residents.

Underperforming asset Budget memos this summer showed that the Lido Pool has $180,000 in expenditures and only brings in $78,000 worth of revenues. City commissioners believe the pool can eventually be groomed to be a major asset that makes money and draws visitors.


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Ex-employee’s allegations to be independently reviewed

DSA debates downtown New Year’s Eve event

A former city employee’s claims about improprieties in the city’s Auditor and Clerk’s Office has prompted the City Commission to ask an outside source to review the matter.

The Downtown Sarasota Alliance Board of Directors approved a New Year’s Eve event for downtown Sarasota at its monthly meeting Wednesday. The event would not allow the sale of beer and liquor by vendors so that the event won’t compete with downtown restaurants and bars. Meeting materials included the reasoning behind the no-alcohol stipulation: “The reason for this suggestion is this event and the DSA should contribute to sustaining the downtown business community, economically, by eliminating any perceived competition by the DSA.” The proposal also included a fireworks celebration on the bayfront because Marina Jack owner Bob Soran agreed to contribute $27,000 toward a $30,000 fireworks show that would be similar to the downtown Fourth of July fireworks show. But City Manager Bob Bartolotta quickly nixed that portion of the suggestion. “We have a lot of concerns with fireworks happening that night, which would involve closing down U.S. 41,” Bartolotta said. The number of expected visitors downtown that night would jump from 30,000 to 60,000 with the addition of the fireworks show, city officials said. Also, the fireworks would require the closure of U.S. 41 and would require 50 police officers to monitor the event. So, instead of fireworks, the annual midnight ritual of dropping the pineapple at Pineapple Square is back on for another year. In the meantime, anyone wishing to receive a permit for a fireworks celebration on New Year’s Eve is not prohibited from doing so.

leased a 25-page response from employees who had encounters with McGrath and witnessed her abrupt departure. The employee comments overwhelmingly refute McGrath’s claims. Nonetheless, Vice Mayor Terry Turner told the commission McGrath’s email should not be ignored. “From our point of view, we have no way to verify or discredit her allegations,” Turner said. “I have no idea whether the allegations are true, but (McGrath) has 20 years in auditing experience and graduated in the top of her class.” Although the rest of the commissioners agreed, Snyder suggested the city save money by recruiting a retired senior judge to perform the service for free. Commissioner Paul Caragiulo agreed with that suggestion, but he said the commission would find nothing wrong with the department. “I’m fine with it, but I think (the analysis) won’t take more than a few minutes,” Caragiulo said. Turner said that’s his overall goal as well. “It’s my hope the allegations are unfounded,” Turner said. Commissioner Willie Shaw, who has an extensive background in personnel relations and is already acting as a mediator between City Manager Bob Bartolotta’s office and Nadalini’s department, also approved the decision. “If transparency is what we’re looking for, that’s what we will get,” Shaw said.

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An email the city’s former senior internal auditor sent to the city commissioners Sept. 16 has prompted them to seek an investigation into one of the city’s departments. During its Monday, Oct. 3, regular meeting, the commission voted 5-0 to have Commissioner Shannon Snyder find a local, retired senior judge to review allegations made by former employee Maryellen McGrath against City Auditor and Clerk Pamela Nadalini’s office. McGrath, the city’s senior internal auditor for only four weeks, wrote an email to the commissioners last month after she resigned. McGrath questioned the way the audit regarding the Newtown youth program double-billing scandal was performed and released, claimed her audit manager spent her days searching town emails and said she doesn’t believe the department is following proper procedures. “The Auditor and Clerk’s Office is a liability rather than an asset to the city of Sarasota, conducting audits in a combative nature with the auditees rather than working with them,” McGrath wrote. “The approach of the audit department does not provide or suggest recommendations for improvements to the city’s processes and procedures to save the taxpayers money or provide employees with guidance on an efficient process to alleviate their workload.” Nadalini’s department has since re-

The decision reached involves closing Main Street from Orange Avenue to Palm Avenue, offering a carnival on State Street for families and working with restaurants to request donations for the event and to create large outdoor café seating areas in the street. In the meantime, the DSA will work next year to create a different New Year’s Eve celebration by partnering with downtown restaurant owners and downtown entertainment venues. Before the DSA reached its decision, board member Chris Gallagher questioned the event as a whole. “Why do anything?” Gallagher asked, theoretically. “If you did nothing, would not every restaurant downtown be filled? And if we do anything, are we bringing our target audience downtown or attracting a crowd we don’t wish to have?” Bartolotta, however, said although the DSA could request a permit and then cancel the event, he didn’t recommend it. “You have to have businesses sign off on a permit, get police officers and make an effort to hold the event,” Bartolotta said. The discussion prompted DSA Vice Chairman Tony Souza to question why the city no longer partners with the downtown for such events to reduce the costs associated with off-duty police officers and permits. “I have polled other cities and they still act as partners for such events,” Souza said. Bartolotta said it’s strictly a financial decision by the city. “We used to pay for everything, even the fireworks on July 4,” Bartolotta said. “But these are tight times.”

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The Sarasota County Commission’s freshly approved 2012 budget looks more like a bubble correction than Draconian cutbacks of critical services, at least when viewed through a 10-year lens. In 2002, before the enormous run-up in real estate prices poured money into county coffers, Sarasota County’s budget was $808 million. The budget approved for next year is $870 million, $62 million more than in 2003, even after five years of reductions. As we know, population growth in the county was minimal in that time, and there was an actual population decline during the recession. At the same time, productivity of the average American worker improved, largely on the strength of technological advances, meaning that there should be no noticeable loss of county services. Was the county so terrible in 2003? Of course not. The problem is the perception driven by the boom. The county ran the budget up to $1.14 billion in 2007 — not based on need but based on the cash cow that real estate became temporarily. If there had been more spending restraint in those years, the cuts now would not appear as

drastic as they may seem. And looking at the cuts the commission made, with a few exceptions, the county is still not cutting basic necessities. Some of the main budget cuts that just are not that painful include: • Closing the Selby and Jacaranda public libraries on Sundays and suspending the inter-library loan program. The library system will also be buying fewer new items. Sunday hours for libraries can hardly be considered a necessity. • Reducing small recreation programs and events and putting off some equipment replacement and minor maintenance at parks. Recreational programs, by definition, often are luxuries for which users should pay. The cut that could be considered more serious is the 5% reduction in primary care for people seeking discount medical work — if you consider offering health care a role for the county. Patients will have longer waits. Another budget change was to increase bus fares from 75 cents to $1.25, which brings them up to par with surrounding counties and the state average. Hearings

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materials. That is 260,000 tons of materials not being buried in the landfill, increasing the lifespan of the facility and thereby saving the taxpayers the expense of having to build a new one. Currently, because of our community’s successful recycling efforts, along with proper planning and best practices in solid-waste disposal, there continues to be no need to plan for another landfill. In direct response to the author’s statements, I offer the following: The author stated, “The U.S. has more landfill capacity than ever before.” Absolutely correct, the point that was left out is we have more space available, in large part, because of recycling! Less material going into the landfill means less space taken up. In the early ’90s, when recycling was not as prevalent as it is today, population growth and consumption trends led many to believe we would run out of landfill space. Obviously, our recycling efforts have had a positive impact and saved the taxpayers the millions of dollars it costs to build a new landfill. The author argued that landfills are safe, so why not just bury everything? I agree with the first part, they are safe. But why would we want to go back to burying materials that we can recycle? In addition, those recyclable materials can be sold and reused so, basically, burying items that can be recycled is just like burying money. In 2010, 27,000 tons of residential recyclables collected in the unincorporated county generated more than $1 million in net revenue. The author stated that new growth in forests exceeds worldwide consumption

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+ Recycling the right choice

Dear Editor: A few weeks ago, the Sarasota Observer published an opinion column titled “Recycling as religion” in which the author expressed his view that recycling is a waste of valuable resources and that the county justifies its recycling program with arguments that don’t “stand up to research.” The author went on to say that the county’s recycling program is an example of “ … government waste at its finest.” Having been involved with solid-waste programs for more than 24 years, I offer a different perspective that will allow your readers to be better informed to judge whether the county’s recycling efforts are justified, worthwhile and appreciated. In 1988, the Legislature established a goal for the state to recycle 30% of its solid waste, and the residents of Sarasota County soon after voted to establish a local recycling program. The reasons for the program included the cost of building new landfills, preserving our natural lands and waterways and protecting Florida’s wildlife; all goals that continue to make sense today. Voters adopted Sarasota County’s mandatory recycling ordinance in 1991 and over the years, our community has regularly exceeded the 30% goal. In 2009, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Recovered Materials Report showed Sarasota County recycled more than 260,000 tons of

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around the county brought nary a peep of opposition to the fare hikes. As the real estate bubble that county government rode could not be sustained, so county government spending at those levels could not be sustained. Despite the rhetoric, we have simply returned to more normal levels.

+ A tax by any other name

The fourth largest source of revenue in 2009 — behind property taxes, the halfcent sales tax and the infrastructure surtax — was the FPL franchise fee. This is the fee that FPL allegedly pays for the right to a quasi-monopoly on selling electricity in Sarasota County. But this is a tax by another name. FPL has its rates set by the Florida Public Service Commission, an arm of the state. The PSC looks at all of the company’s costs and then sets the rates to provide a profit. So FPL simply collects the franchise fee from consumers and gives it to Sarasota County government. If there were not a franchise fee, the rates would be lower. Make no mistake. This is a tax on county residents.

of wood by a factor of 20. His point is we do not have a shortage of trees, and he is correct. However, I would argue that our paper-recycling efforts have reduced our demand for wood from forests. Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees, three cubic yards of landfill space, two barrels of oil, 7,000 gallons of water and 4,100 kilowatt hours of electricity. That’s enough energy to power the average American home for five months. Why wouldn’t you recycle? The author stated that there is no proof that recycling reduces pollution. In fact, recycling does reduce pollution, because manufacturing using raw, virgin materials releases waste that pollutes the environment. The truth is processing recycled paper generates up to 74% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution than processing new paper. The author argued that recycling doesn’t save energy because the energy expended to collect and process recyclables exceeds their value. Again, the facts and numbers for that argument just don’t add up. Trucks currently collecting recyclables would still be needed to collect the increased amount of garbage if we were not recycling. With the recycling of paper, 64% less energy is required than that of creating new paper and recycling tin and steel cans saves 60% to 74% of the energy required to produce the cans from raw materials. Sarasota County citizens and businesses should be proud of their recycling efforts. We are a leader in the state each year with our recycling efforts, because as a community, we are fiscally prudent, we care about the environment, we wish to preserve resources and we believe that recycling, reuse and diversion should always come before landfilling. Larry Alexander Manager, Sarasota County Solid Waste and Recycling


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Dear Editor: As community supporters and corporate sponsors of the Sarasota Chalk Festival, we are grateful for the Sarasota City Commission’s decision to overturn its 4-1 vote to implement a mid-process grant criteria change. We also applaud the commission’s intent to better align our city grant process with relevant best practices by changing application criteria. But we must express our disappointment that the City Commission considered — let alone voted to approved — immediate implementation of last week’s grant criteria change instead of applying the change to next year’s process and funding. The vote to change the process took place after the festival and other organizations had completed grant applications and after the city communicated grant and funding approval to the festival. The rush to implementation was a careless choice made without due consideration to cost. The festival paid those costs. At a mere five weeks away from the event, the non-profit organization’s time, effort and focus were diverted from festival production and promotion to disaster recovery. Those are precious resources that cannot be recovered. The City Commission cannot shake responsibility for this outcome. Nor can it deny accountability for the local, national and global black eye it gave Sarasota’s reputation as a community devoted to the arts. We are confident that Sarasota Chalk

residents and tourists alike. We chose to make an unprecedented investment in our community via the Chalk Festival because it consistently delivers on its vision and commitments to the community, families, residents, visitors and artists. Needlessly throwing a stick in the spokes of growth is bad government and bad business in the best of times. Right now such actions are devastating and negligent. Moving forward, we expect local government to recognize economic momentum and respect enterprise. We survivors of the worst of times are pulling up with broken bootstraps and re-building the economic ramp as we climb up. What we need from our local government remains the same: lead, follow or get out of the way. What we hope is that Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy take note and give local government efforts to generate festival tourism their just results: mockumentary. Rich and Katherine Miller Owners of DirectBuy of Sarasota

+ Claims of homelessness at library are baseless

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Jennifer Nichols Chaparro’s chalk portrait featured the Wicked Witch of the West from “The Wizard of Oz” at last year’s Chalk Festival.

Dear Editor: In a recent article by Kurt Schultheis,  downtown resident Phil  Grande claims the homeless have taken over the Selby Public Library; that they are using it “as a homeless shelter”; and that 80% of the daily visitors are vagrants. I use the library almost daily, and I can say that these claims are absurd. Has Grande spent any time here? Yes, the homeless are present, but are they dis-

Festival Chairwoman Denise Kowal has the knowledge, network and capabilities to turn the commission’s lemons into our community’s lemonade. She has, after all, grown the festival from an idea to an internationally recognized arts event that adds value to Sarasota as a destination for

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ruptive? Not in my experience. Many use the computers here (as I am doing  right now), others read. So what does Grande really want? Closure of the Selby Library? Turning the downtown into a gated community open only to the rich? May I remind him that Five Points Park and the Selby Library are public property and belong to all of us, the homeless included. Like many other places, Sarasota does have a homeless problem, and that problem has its roots in our troubled economy. Removing benches from Five Points Park or defunding the library is hardly an appropriate or constructive response to the problem. Indeed, it may make the problem worse, because the library is a place where people can search online for work. Selby Library is a valuable resource to the people of Sarasota. It is also a pleasant place to read or to look for books or movies to check out. I am grateful for it. Paul B. Laub Sarasota

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Sarasota Animal Services sees increased adoption need Sarasota County Animal Services won’t turn away any animals that are dropped off at its facility on Bee Ridge Road. Instead, it either includes the animals in its adoption program or refers or transfers animals to rescue organizations. The animals not transferred are strays, rescue animals that have been treated with cruelty or neglect or are animal-biting cases. One of Animal Care Supervisor Tami Treadway’s eight dogs is a biting case; she says he is a sweet animal. An abused dog she rescued named Boo was used as a search-and-rescue canine. In fact, most of the seven staff members who work at the facility have rescued animals from the shelter. “They’re perfectly good cats and dogs,” says volunteer Karen Ankerstar. Ankerstar, who fosters kittens without mothers, says this is one of the worst years Animal Services has had in terms of overcrowding. The facility takes in approximately 8,000 dogs and cats each year. In 2010, there were 1,265 euthanizations of animals at Sarasota County Animal Services. An animal is only euthanized if there is a medical issue or temperament issue; once an animal is admitted into the facility’s adoption program, it typically stays there. “I took a mini survey among

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Main Street: Where the tiled sidewalk ends? A $10,000 ceramic tile sidewalk project is in jeopardy of being removed if sidewalks are torn up for a new project. The city of Sarasota’s Downtown Improvement District (DID) and its Public Art Committee want to restore and preserve aging ceramic tiles that were placed in the Main Street sidewalk two years ago. They also plan to install the tiles in other sections of the downtown sidewalk. But the project can only move forward if a Main Street streetscape project doesn’t require the existing sidewalk, where the tiles now sit, to be torn up. At the Oct. 4 board of directors meeting, Sarasota resident and Public Art Committee board member George Haborak said his committee is disappointed with the aging and cracking art tiles that were placed in the sidewalk between Orange Avenue and Lemon Avenue. Noting that the 33 16-inch-by-16-inch ceramic tiles created by local artists were installed two years ago to add color to the sidewalks, Haborak said he’s disappointed with how the tiles look today. “We spent about $10,000 (approximately $250 per tile) to create designs for the tiles and place them 30 feet apart from each other in the sidewalk,” Haborak said. “Now, some are already cracking and falling apart.” Haborak believes the reason is because local artists designed the tiles individually and there was no uniformity in how they were created and shaped in a kiln. “I think it’s a learning experience for us as we move forward with the project for other sections of Main Street,” Haborak said. “But my concern is how does the Main Street streetscape project affect

the tiles and will the existing sidewalk be ripped up?” DID Chairman Ernie Ritz said he didn’t know the answer. “I, too, was disappointed with the tiles, which are missing pieces and cracked,” Ritz said. “But I doubt we will ever tear out the existing sidewalks as part of the project.” Ritz suggested the DID work with the art board to find ways to upgrade the existing tiles so they don’t get damaged easily. Haborak said the committee planned to work with the local artists to make repairs and create a more uniform project in the future. “I can envision creating a design and finding a tile contractor to create them all in a professional manner for future segments,” Haborak said. In the meantime, Ritz said he will make sure the issue is brought up to residents and business owners at a 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, Main Street streetscape workshop at City Hall. The public will have the opportunity to shape the project, which includes plans to upgrade Main Street, and define how the downtown historic district should look. City officials, however, warned that the broad streetscape project, which includes concepts such as brick streets and new street lamps, could mean the sidewalks might need to be torn up. Ritz and others, however, cringed when they heard that. “That would be a nightmare for downtown merchants,” Ritz said.

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2:22 a.m. —  3400 block of North Tamiami Trail. Disorderly Conduct. A bartender told police that a man was causing a disturbance while he was trying to close up the bar. Officers transported the intoxicated man back to his hotel room.

9:20 p.m. —  100 block of South Pineapple Avenue. Dispute. A father told police that his daughter’s boyfriend has been driving by his home and screaming obscenities at him. The dispute might have something to do with the fact that the father doesn’t want the boyfriend to date his daughter. The father planned to file a restraining order against the boyfriend.

Mobile upgrade 2:25 p.m. —  2800 block of South Tamiami Trail. Robbery. A man told police he was waiting for a bus when a man on a red bicycle approached him and asked for a cigarette. While the man attempted to get him a cigarette, the bicycler snatched the bus pass out of the man’s hand and ran away.

Police presence 8:05 p.m. — 500 block of Gillespie Avenue. Noise Disturbance. A woman complained of loud music coming from a car that was surrounded by several men. The music was turned down by the time police arrived, and police advised them to keep it that way.

Sept. 23 Keeping the pace 8:33 a.m. — 1500 block of First Street. Suspicious Person. A security guard told police he had an uneasy feeling about a man who was pacing pack and forth from the bus station to the sidewalk. The pacer, who appeared to be homeless, told police he was “nervous and scared someone was going to hurt him.” The man promised he would enter a nearby facility if he felt the need to hurt himself or anyone else.

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Sept. 25 When a craving hits ... 3:20 a.m. — 1100 block of Central Avenue. Burglary. The owner of a convenience store told police someone broke into his establishment by breaking a plexiglass window and stole $165 worth of Newport cigarettes from above the cash register.

Change of heart 9:15 p.m. — 1000 block of Cocoanut Avenue. Family Dispute. A woman told police that she was in the middle of a fight with her aunt, who was trying to kick her out of her house. The aunt told police she is tired of her niece hanging out with the wrong crowd, and if it continues, she is no longer welcome to live with her. When police offered the niece a ride to a youth shelter, she told police she would comply with her aunt’s request.

Sept. 26 Dog on the loose 8:15 p.m. —  Intersection of Alta Vista Street and Lincoln Drive. Lost Dog. A woman flagged down a police officer and explained that while she was dog-sitting, the dog ran away when she removed the leash at her apartment. Henry, a white border

Sept. 27 Circling around 11 p.m. — 1700 block of South Tamiami Trail. Suspicious Person. A hospital public safety officer told police officers that he saw a suspicious man on a bicycle circling the Arlington Street parking garage, near a neighborhood where several burglaries have occurred. The officer promised to alert police if he saw the man again.

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Road. Worthless Document. A gas station employee reported receiving a fake $10 bill from a customer. The customer told police she got it from a nearby McDonald’s. The bill was taken into evidence.

Nailed to the crime 6 p.m. — 8200 block of South Tamiami Trail. Theft. A woman told police she saw a customer take some nail polish from a shelf and put it in her purse. Mall security discovered two bottles of unused nail polish in her purse valued at $17. The woman was arrested.

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Batman strikes again 2:05 p.m. —  Intersection of Central Avenue and Myrtle Street. Suspicious Circumstance. A man told police he was walking westbound on Myrtle Street when he was struck in the head with a plastic Batman figurine while a school bus passed him. Police discovered to which school the bus had been loaned, and the school planned to pull its seating chart and interrogate students likely to have thrown the Batman figurine.

The door’s always open 5:01 p.m. — 1700 block of Ingram Avenue. Suspicious Circumstance. A woman reported an open front door at a neighbor’s home. Police found the door open and discovered the home was mostly empty, although some furnishings remained and a car was parked outside. Police secured the home and left a business card behind.

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Sept. 29 Time to grow up 12:45 a.m. —  1300 block of Daryl Drive. Suspicious Circumstance. A mother asked police to check on the welfare of her daughter. Police knocked on the door of her home, but no one answered. When police walked around back, they saw a large pot with several marijuana plants growing inside. When police knocked on the window, the blinds opened and then were quickly shut. The daughter and her boyfriend refused to come to the door, so police confiscated eight marijuana plants and planned to try and lift fingerprints off the pots.

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In January, before Sarasota resident J.W. Frye left the southernmost point of Key West to bike 7,500 miles across the United States to the northernmost point of Alaska, he thought “roughing it” was when Starbucks ran out of heavy cream. Frye had never been a bike enthusiast. But while biking the Ringling Bridge one day on a borrowed bicycle, he was inspired to make the trek to Alaska for Hospice, which looked after his mother during the last months of her life. “I will never forget the tireless work of Hospice,” he said. “They cared not only physically for my mother as she died, they loved and nurtured an entire family back to life.” His mother, Tara Mullin, was diagnosed with cancer in 2005. “When she was diagnosed (with cancer), I asked how she felt, and she said, ‘J.W., I don’t know why, but this (her cancer) is going to help people,’” he said. “I just had no idea what to do with that.’” Six years later, it hit him. Frye decided he could pay it forward

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Former Sarasota Crew member rescues fellow rower Courtney Berger is the first NSU athlete to receive the national sportsmanship award. Courtney Berger spent many of her days growing up on the water in Sarasota as a member of Sarasota Crew. When she was younger, she rowed, but soon her height of 5 feet, 2 inches, wasn’t ideal for rowing, and she became a coxswain, which she describes as “the eyes, ears and brains� of the boat. She excelled as a coxswain Courtney Berger for Sarasota at the collegiate Crew; she is FIRA Regatta the former held in April at coxswain for Benderson Park. state champion Sarasota Crew Men’s Varsity 8. “I’m loud, and I can command people pretty easily,� says Berger. The skills she learned as a coxswain for Sarasota Crew helped her to lead her college team not only to a victory but also to help a rival crew member in May.

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Courtney Berger sits in the Rollins team’s boat and holds up the rower in distress during the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta held in May in Oakridge, Tenn. The Nova Southeastern University Sharks Freshman Eight had just won their race in the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta, in Oakridge, Tenn., when Berger, the team’s coxswain, noticed that the second-place finishers from Rollins College were having trouble on their boat. As she looked more closely, she realized one of the girls on the rival team had collapsed. Berger quickly got her crew to paddle their boat closer to the Rollins’ boat, and she jumped onboard. “I asked if she was OK, and they (her team) said no,� Berger said. “I looked for an official, because they were supposed to check on everyone, but they didn’t. They (her team members) were freak-

ing out and crying. I had to take some sort of action. It was natural instinct.� Berger repositioned the distressed rower, who was slumped over her oar, and held her upright and spoke calmly to the rower and her teammates. Berger tried to help the woman breathe properly. “I was calm, but I was in emergency mode, so I had to just try to calm the girl down and calm the teammates down,� Berger said. While Berger was helping the rower, the NSU and Rollins rowers attempted to notify an official for help. After about 10 minutes, an official arrived, and the rower was taken to the onsite ambulance and treated for dehydra-

tion and an abdominal injury. Berger talked to the rower after she had been treated. “I think she blacked out,� Berger said. “She said she could hear my voice, but everything was black, and she said she tried to focus on my voice.� For their assistance in the medical emergency, Berger and the crew of the NSU Sharks Freshman Eight were selected as the winners of the 2011 Sunshine State Conference Female Sportsmanship Award. Berger was also awarded the 2010-2011 NCAA Female Student-Athlete National Sportsmanship Award; it is the first time an NSU student has received the national award and also the first time a Sunshine State Conference school has re-

ceived the honor. She was also featured in the Sept. 12 issue of Sports Illustrated as one of the seven athletes in its “Faces in the Crowdâ€? section. Berger spent her summer coaching at Sarasota Crew’s rowing facility and is now a sophomore at NSU, where she is a pre-med student majoring in biology; she is also currently practicing for the fall rowing season. Berger said she will continue to keep a vigilant watch for dangers on the water for her team and for those around her. “I’m usually pretty observant — I’ll still be the same,â€? said Berger. “I just hope the officials are a little bit more (aware) ‌ they could have taken action quicker.â€?

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Roller derby divas prepare for takeoff Sarasota’s roller derby girls are putting the final touches on a giant roller skate that they hope to send soaring through the air Saturday at the 2011 Red Bull Flugtag Tampa. If you go

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Members of Temple Emanu-El congregated Sunday evening, Oct. 2 for an annual Tashlich service at the Warren family residence. Tashlich is a religious ritual that takes place after Rosh Hashana. It is the practice of symbolically casting away sins into the water. The congregation represented this act by throwing bread into a pond. The ducks and turtles benefited greatly from this casting of sins.

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Jim Butler rarely hesitates to invest money — a lot of money — in his entrepreneurial ventures. His latest stake, homebuilding, has been a winner.

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the seven-figure investment in the Sarasota showroom, despite the timing and the risk, “was the best thing I ever did.” The second-best thing, says Butler, was when he secured the ability to build homes in Lakewood Ranch, the east Manatee

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When Jim Butler’s cabinet credit crisis. company tanked in the reces“It was a pretty fearful time. sion, he countered with the riski- Most people, family members est business move of his life. and friends, said I was crazy for He totally changed directions. spending all this money,” says He invested more than $1 mil- Butler. “But I believed in what lion in a glossy new showroom, I’m doing. We had to reinvent a display center for a remodeling ourselves.” and custom B u t l e r ’s homebuild- at a glance faith has ing busibeen reExtreme Remodelers ness he also warded. of Sarasota ran. ConThe comsidering pany, ExYear Revenues % growth the cabinet treme Re2008 $2.6 million — firm, Venmodelers of 2009 $3 million 15% ice-based Sarasota, a Country parent enti100% 2010 $6 million Cupboards, ty over sev2011 $30 million (projected) — went from eral units, nearly $10 including million in revenues in 2005 to Butler’s Paradise Homes, is on next to no sales by 2008, the de- a gigantic growth spurt in revcision was certainly gutsy. enues, hires and homes. Annual Several other factors upped revenues in 2010 for example, the gamble. For one, the funds were up 100% from 2009, from behind the investment were $3 million to $6 million. Butmade up mostly of Butler’s life ler projects revenues will be up savings. Butler also opened the significantly more by the end of showroom and sales center in a 2011, to at least $30 million. high-traffic, albeit high-rent area Paradise Homes filed 21 buildon Osprey Avenue, a few miles ing permits in 2010, and another south of downtown Sarasota. 33 so far in 2011, figures that outMore ominous: Butler decided pace nearly every local hometo expand in early fall 2008, the builder. Finally, the consolidated height of the global banking and companies under Extreme Re-


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summer for the first time since 2006. Homebuilding in Lakewood Ranch facilitated the recent success spurt, Butler says, but the firm builds in a variety of communities, and in a variety of sizes. In addition to Lakewood Ranch, Paradise Homes has projects on Casey Key, Longboat Key and Siesta Key. The average size of a Paradise Homes home is 3,400 square feet, though current projects include an 18,000-square-foot home in the Lake Club in Lakewood Ranch.

‘Simplified pricing’

An explosion in work, however, didn’t only come from Butler’s big investment. A big key is the Paradise Homes business model, which counters the traditional homebuilder approach. In the standard model, homebuilders use subcontractors to perform the bulk of the work, from plumbing and electrical to windows and cabinets. It’s the way many homebuilders grew during the boom. It’s also how Butler grew his cabinet business when he was a subcontractor. At Paradise Homes, though, work is done in-house. Butler’s employees include interior designers and architects and professional engineers and cabinet installers. In sum, Butler sidesteps the middleman who eats into many homebuilders’ margins. “Our strength is that we are the builders,” says Butler.

“We are able to put out a product that’s still high-end, but also competitive.” Another reason behind the growth, Butler says, is the company’s simplified and transparent pricing model. He says that allows it to separate itself from homebuilders that push upgrades on buyers. Paradise Homes has six models and three levels of interior upgrades. Some standard models are priced between $297,000 and $497,000 A final step in the Paradise Homes model is its connection to several high-end product brands that fill a home’s kitchen and bathrooms. The list includes Wood-Mode cabinets and Viking kitchen appliances. Viking, in fact, represents Butler’s second million-dollar gamble in his company, and, to a certain extent, the resiliency of the Sarasota-Bradenton new-homes market. Butler’s bet: He opened a Viking Culinary Center on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch Sept. 14. The 4,000-square-foot center, one of 19 nationwide and the second in Florida, offers an array of cooking classes, small kitchen products and large appliances. It also helps Butler get in front of potential homebuyers. (See sidebar, right.) When all those steps are put together, Butler believes he can exert near total control over a homebuilder’s three most common worries: the quality of the home; the cost of the products

to build the home; and the construction schedule. “My competitors,” says Butler, “can’t be sure of those things.”

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Butler developed the idea to flip the homebuilder business model while revenues and profits fell at his Venice-based cabinet business during the downturn. “I was being squeezed,” says Butler, over negotiations with homebuilders over prices for cabinetwork from 2006-2008. “I couldn’t make any money that way.” Like any good entrepreneur, Butler also has undying confidence in his vision. “As I supported the builders with cabinets,” says Butler, “I always thought I could do it better.” Butler founded Paradise Homes in 2003. Along with Extreme Remodelers of Sarasota, it was a way for Butler to diversify. The cabinet business is still operational, but the bulk of Butler’s time, money and resources are now in homebuilding. The cabinet business, too, was a proving ground for Butler’s spend-money-to-make-money mindset. Indeed, Butler invested at least $6 million in Country Cupboards soon after he bought the business in 2001. His expenditures included $250,000 for a computerized saw and $4 million on a new factory. The investment paid off. The firm grew from $1 million in annual revenues when he bought

it to more than $10 million by 2005. (See Business Review, Nov. 17, 2006.) Similar to the Paradise Homes showroom and the Viking Culinary Center, the money for Country Cupboards’ expansion came from a combination of profits and Butler’s personal savings. “I believe the only way to do better,” says Butler, “is to reinvest in the company.” A mechanical engineer by trade, Butler was born and raised in Rhode Island. He started his first business, metal stamping, in his garage when he was 25 years old. He built the company into a 30-employee, $7 million enterprise over a decade. Then he moved to Florida. The metal stamping business and the rise and fall of Country Cupboards leaves Butler — he hopes — prepared to handle the next big challenge: managing rapid growth. Butler says he will continue to use a business axiom to manage the fast growth by hiring people smarter than he is. And while he’s doing that, Butler will keep a close watch on the competition, which includes homebuilders for whom he used to do cabinetwork. He worries his success might invite copycats. “I think they thought I was just going to fail. They thought I was going to fade away,” Butler says. “Now I think they are trying to change their business plan to be more like me.”

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Build the Brand In an effort to find a unique marketing approach for his homebuilding firm, Jim Butler ended up in cooking school. Now Butler, founder of Extreme Remodelers of Sarasota and Paradise Homes, runs a new business, the Viking Culinary School in Lakewood Ranch. It opened Sept. 14 and is one of two schools in Florida under the flag of Greenwood, Miss.-based Viking, a luxury kitchen appliance firm. Butler sought to open a Viking facility in the Sarasota-Bradenton area for four years. But the timing was off until this past year, he says. The school offers classes in everything from pickling to foods of Provence. It also sells Viking products, from pots and pans to appliances. The 4,000-square-foot facility, says Butler, is also a way to showcase the type of kitchens his firm can build and the appliances it can use to fill them. “It’s a nice marketing tool for the homebuilding side,” says Butler. The school cost Butler more than $1 million in build-out and preparation. After the school is open a few months, Butler expects to have 30 employees. Says Butler: “It’s a big investment.” — Mark Gordon

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Holiday Harbor home sells for $1 million Richard Bores and Mary CuthbertBores, Sarasota, sold their home in Holiday Harbor at 7776 S. Holiday Drive to Edward Stolarski, Sarasota, for $1 million. Built in 2007, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,382 square feet of living area. This week’s 13 real-estate transactions took place between Sept. 19 and Sept. 23. The top sale of the Holiday Harbor home was the only sale to reach $1 million. Of this week’s sales, eight took place in Sarasota, and five took place in Palmer Ranch.

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David Marlow, Palmetto, sold his home at 3866 Bay Shore Road to Long Nguyen, North Port, for $365,000. Built in 1948, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,846 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $297,700 in 2008.

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6621 Midnight Pass Road in Crescent Plaza Open 5:00 – 9:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday

www.JaviersRestaurant.com Four Course Tapas Dinner $24.00 or Sunset Special 20% off when seated by 5:45 pm

Vegetarian Dishes Gluten Free Choices Select Wine & Beer Takeout & Catering Internet Specials Local, Organic Sustainable

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REAL ESTATE REPORTS + RE/MAX named among nation’s top realtors

+ Hudson and Gillies join Signature Sotheby’s

The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends have named three local RE/ MAX Alliance Group associates among America’s top real-estate professionals. The Al Dumas Team, May Aston and Drew Peterson are now members of the “Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national ranking sponsored annually by the two publications. “We are proud that RE/MAX associates have been recognized for their achievements by such an elite group,” said Peter Crowley, president of RE/ MAX Alliance Group. “Their accomplishments are impressive, especially in this challenging real-estate market.” The associates now rank in the top .05% of the more than 1 million Realtors nationwide. The list honors the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in individual sales professionals by sales volume; individual sales professionals by transaction sides; team professionals by sales volume; and team professionals by transaction sides.

Signature Soetheby’s International Realty announced the addition of Greg Hudson and Rosemary Gillies as sales associates. Both Hudson and Gillies will focus on luxury real-estate sales and will be based out of Signature Sotheby’s The Plaza at Five Points office. Hudson has worked in area real estate since 2002; he previously owned and operated Avalar Real Estate of Sarasota with his wife, Mary Beth. He has consistently been recognized as a top proGillies ducer in the Sarasota real-estate market with a multi-milliondollar sales history. Hudson graduated from the University of Florida-Gainesville with a bachelor’s in telecommunication Hudson and with a doctorate in chiropractic from Life University in Georgia. Hudson specializes in waterfront properties and golf course communities in Sarasota, Siesta Key and Lakewood Ranch. He has been certified as a Fine Homes Specialist, Certified Negotiation Specialist and Special Asset Management Specialist. Gillies has 19 years of new home construction sales experience. She was a top producer with luxury homebuilder Arthur Rutenberg Homes. Gillies has earned an International Property Professional certification to assist in

+ Keller Williams doubles operations in Sarasota Joanne Owens, operating principal of Keller Williams On the Water, has signed a lease to more than double its operations at 630 S. Orange Ave., in Sarasota. The new space will open Nov. 1, on the third floor of the Swift Center. The new space will allow additional offices for its agents. Keller Williams On the Water retains offices in downtown Bradenton and on Manatee Avenue West.

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Teahouse at Asian Arts

✦ Come dine in one of Sarasota’s most unique Asian Cafes.ExperiencethemysteryoftheOrientwithJapanese Palmistry by Hannah. Sip Infused Sakes and play Mah Jongg. Shop for Asian Art, gifts and decor. Open Mon.Sat. 11:30am-8:30pm. • 5437 Fruitville Rd. at Honore • 941-343-9727 • www.asianartsteahouse.com

Siesta Key Broken Egg

✦ Serving “Award Winning” food for over 24

years. Indoor & outdoor dining, catering and takeout available. Siesta Key open daily 7:30am-2:30pm • 140 Avenida Messina • 941-346-2750. Lakewood Ranch location open Mon. 7:30am-2:30pm and Tues.Sun. 7:30am-9pm. Now Open at the Expo on Clark! • 941-922-2764 • www.thebrokenegg.com

Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar

✦ The Very Best in Florida Seafood, Traditional Fare & Specialties served in a Casual, Fun Atmosphere! Voted #1 Clam Chowder in the World! Nightly entertainment in the Backroom Saloon & great drinks & snacks at the Sneaki Tiki Bar. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Kids Menu available. • 1200 Old Stickney Point Rd. • 941-3493885 • www.captaincurts.com

Daiquiri Deck

✦ Featuring an extensive menu of Snacketizers, Soups, Salad Sensations, Bodacious Burgers, Specialty Sandwiches, Wraps, Pizzas and of course

✶Veal Specialties ✶Rack of Lamb ✶Dover Sole ✶Caesar Salad ✶Roast Duckling

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daiquiris. Happy Hour daily, 2-for-1 daiquiris 3-7pm. Lunch specials Mon. through Fri. Live entertainment. • 5250 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key • 941-349-8697 • www. daiquirideck.com

Lobster Pot

✦ In the Center of Siesta Key Village, Lobster Pot is Siesta Key’s New England Seafood Restaurant. Open for lunch & dinner Mon.-Sat. and dinner seasonally on Sundays. They offer everything from fresh fish cooked the way you want it... to Steak, Chops, & Chicken... to Homemade Soups and more... Premium Wine & Beer. • 5157 Ocean Blvd. • 941-349-2323

Join us for a two-week community-wide celebration of arts and culture in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The festival expands the energy and excitement of the Ringling International Arts Festival (October 11-16). Theater, dance, music, film, culinary arts and more! Josh Rodriguez courtesy of North Port Arts Center

Venice Crow’s Nest

✦ Venice’s waterfront landmark since 1976, Featuring casual fine dining overlooking the Marina & Venice Inlet. Voted ‘Venice’s “Best Overall Restaurant”’ seven years, and “Best of Award of Excellence” from the Wine Spectator. Fun casual atmosphere in The 1st Floor Tavern • Boat or car • Lunch and dinner • Open daily • 1968 Tarpon Center Dr. • 941-484-9551

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more details

Check out at www.sartee.com or contact us at 1.800.800.3906.

Sharky’s on the Pier

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✦ On the Gulf, only Sharky’s offers a gulf side seat for

your enjoyment. Enjoy the Tiki bar, live entertainment, food and fun for all ages. Enjoy fresh seafood and other entrees while overlooking the Venice pier. For more information or directions, call 941-488-1456 or www.sharkysonthepier.com

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Peggy Wellman, Bob Moffatt, Linda Page and Dan Page have joined the Palmer Ranch office of Michael Saunders & Co. Formerly with Prudential Palms, the Wellman-Moffat team specializes in selling residential, commercial and investment properties. Each member of the team brings at least 30 years of real-estate experience to Michael Saunders. Wellman formerly managed four real-estate offices and the activities of more than 75 agents and is e-PRO certified through the National Association of REALTORS. Moffatt was ranked among the top 3% of all Prudential Palms agents nationwide and also won the firm’s Chairman’s Gold Award along with its Legend’s Award. Dan Page, whose specialty is commercial real estate, has been active in real estate for more than 50 years. Linda Page was recognized in September by the Sarasota Association of REALTORS for her emeritus status. Prior to moving to Florida, she was the owner/broker of a Real Estate One franchise and before that, her own real-estate company, Page Realty, both located in Clare County, Mich.

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Karenia brevis, the red tide organism, was detected in low amounts near Blind Pass offshore Sarasota Wednesday, Sept. 28, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

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Last weeks Cryptograms 1. The Young Cows’ Revolutionary Council cut back milk production until the farmers agreed to reforms and upgrades in grass supplies. It was dubbed the “Lactation Provocation.” 2. The chickens were flying around and making a racket, disturbing the farmer. They claimed they were egged on by the roosters.


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INFO & RATES: (941) 955-4888 • Fax: (941) 362-4808 • Email: classified@yourobserver.com HOuRS: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5pm • DEADLINES: Classifieds: Tuesday at Noon • Service Directory: Friday at 3 pm

Items Under $200 For Sale

Storage

Help Wanted

ADVERTISE YOUR merchandise with the total value of $200 or less in this section for FREE! Limit 1 ad per month, 15 words or less. Price must be included. No commercial advertising. Ad runs 2 consecutive weeks. Email ad to: classified@yourobserver.com or online at: www.yourobserver.com/classifieds ANTIQUE BRASS Wash Basin. Good condition, $50. 941-388-9600.

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

DRIVERS - TEAMS: $6,000 Team Sign-On Bonus when you team drive for Werner Enterprises! Call Now for details! 1-888-567-4856.

Things To Do

HAIRSTYLIST WANTED Rental, Salon Capelli, Siesta Key Village. Must have clientele. 941-349-5257 or leave message 941-320-2356.

HP INK Cartridges: (9) for NP Printer. Black & Color ink. $150 for all. 941-365-7221. JEWELRY CANVAS Carrier for Trays. Used twice. Black, Standard size. $20.00. 941-925-0970. PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE gate-leg, drop-leaf, dining table, 2 leaves, 4 chairs, $125 OBO. 822-1726. PIANO UPRIGHT piano in good condition. Perfect for a student, $200. Please call 941 356-1040. ROLLTOP DESK, oak, solid wood, locks, 56”wx24”dx43”h, $200. 941-312-6677.

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WEBER BABY-Q Gas Grill. Great tailgater unit, like new, many accessories. $99. 941-966-2264.

* Available April 24 to December 21, 2011. Holiday weekends excluded. Based on double occupancy. Tax, tip & resort fees extra. Type of accommodation subject to availability. Bayside condominiums available at different rates. ** An 18% gratuity will be added by lunch and dinner vendors. ***Limited to one per customer.

Autos Wanted

FOR RESERVATIONS,

AUTOS WANTED! Let me take the hassle out of selling your car. Cash offered today! Call Mike, 941-713-2277.

CALL (800) 243-9076 or (239) 597-3144 9225 Gulfshore Drive North, Naples, Florida 34108

****ESTATE SALE**** BY NANCY DUNN 941-925-1993 Saturday, 10/8 9AM-2PM 5168 Sandy Cove Ave. Siesta Key ---------------------------Antique Settee & 2 Chairs, Grandfather Clock, 2 Fainting Sofas, 3 Queen BR Suites, 2 Desks, Etagere, Soji Screen, Bunk Bed, Twin Bed, 4 Clocks, DR Suite, 2 Lift Chairs, Library Table, Misc. Tables - Chairs - Lamps Sofas - Pictures, Curio, Books, Roseville, Pewter, Full Kitchen & Garage Bistro Set, Razor Scooter, Washer & Dryer, Costume Jewelry & More! #’s Out at 8AM ---------------------------for pictures go to: www.estatesalesbynancydunn.com AUCTION MID-CENTURY DESIGN SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9TH @ 1PM Inspection Sunday Day of Sale 11am-1pm The sale will be held at our Auction Gallery located on the Southwest corner of 301N & University Parkway. *****FEATURING: Danish Modern Furniture, Lucite, Signed Modern Art, Retro Lighting Fixtures, Signed Sculptures and Modern Design Collectibles from several local Estates.***** 13% Buyer’s Premium 3% Discount for Cash or Check Elliott Bernstein Auctions AU3504 - AB2545 Gallery Phone: 941-351-3002 Photos & more: www.auctionzip.com Auctioneer ID#8290 FINE FURNITURE: rugs, drapery sale. Oct. 8 & 9, 10a.m.-3p.m. 6630 Turnstone Lane, Lakewood Ranch (Greenbrooke - Vistas). 941-758-5457. Baker, Woodard, Kravet, Masland, Yves DeLorme. Chess, foyer bench, dining tables, chairs, rugs, wrought iron, drapery and bed linens, retired Dickens villages. NOT A GARAGE SALE. Cash only.

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

Musical Instruments KIMBALL ORGAN Model EP10, with padded bench. $250. 941-312-6677 for viewing.

BAY VIEW: 2BR/1BA updated condo with water, sewer, cable, close to all, unfurn. 941-914-1759.

Affordable Affordable Senior Senior Housing Housing

JEFFERSON CENTER 930 N. Tamiami Tr., 930 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota, Sarasota, FL FL 34236 34236

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RENTALS 4 NIGHT MIN. GULF FRONT/ GULF VIEW Reservations: 941-383-5549 Visa/ MC Fax: 941-383-7925 “Take our video tour at” www.casadelmar.net Office Open 7 Days, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 34228

WASHER/ DRYER IN EVERY UNIT BEAUTIFUL KITCHENS LARGE HEATED POOL GULFSIDE FREE Wireless High Speed Internet

“Where People Return Year After Year”

Rentals Rentals from from $427-$588 $427-$588

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Accounting

Classified Ads Bring Results 941-955-4888

BOOKKEEPING SERVICE Business & Personal, 20+ yrs. exp., available nights and weekends. 941-685-8633 or marysbookkeepingsvc@gmail.com

Business Opportunities

Homes For Rent

Adult Care Services

Wholesale Retail 2 locations Nets 240,000 Price 450,000 + inventory Franchise to net 110,000 price 85,000 Commercial lawn co. nets 140,000 price 200,000

ANNUAL RENTAL: Longboat Key, Twin Shores Mobile Home, 55+, private beach, 2BR/1BA. Call Karen (813)377-6864.

A LENDING HAND HOURLY OR 24/7 CARE Assistance with Personal Care/ Shopping/ Transportation/ etc. Excellent references, Insured and Bonded. Call 941-809-3725.

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Condos/Apts. For Rent

Utilities Utilities & & Cable Cable Included Included

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Help Wanted

LIDO SHORES: Waterfront home 3BR/3BA. Pool, Dock, Private Beach access. Walking distance to world class shopping and restaurants! Furnished or unfurnished. Annual rental. $5100/month. Call 941-928-1542.

LUXOR MHP

$425mo-1 bed/bath mobile homes. 55+ community. No Pets. 5811 14th St. W. Bradenton. Sarasota Real Estate Assoc, Inc. Greg Nowak 941-809-6034

EARN EXTRA MONEY

We are recruiting individuals to deliver phone books in the following communities:

Sarasota, Bradenton, Parrish, Longboat Key, Osprey Must be 18 years of age Must have valid driver’s license Insured dependable auto

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SOFA HIDE-A-BED, queen size, green/beige multiple stripe, perfect condition, $125. 941-349-0079.

EXPERIENCED TELEMARKERTER: Seeks part-time position. Flexible hours. 30+ years experience. You have it. I sell it! 941-780-3958.

CASA DEL MAR BEACH RESORT

SPACIOUS 2000 sq.ft., 3BR/2BA with den, enclosed porch, on partially fenced treed private yard. West of trail. Prestigious Field Rd. neighborhood. Pets okay. Lease, references and deposit required. $1900 negotiable. 941-400-0950. TOWNHOUSE: OUR house on the beach. 1600/sq.ft. 1st floor, across from Siesta Key Beach, totally renovated, 2BR/2BA, tennis and pool. Reference required. $1925/mo. 609-560-5098.

EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER: Mature lady will drive, shop, organize, etc. Available 24/7. Excellent refs. Valentina, 941-376-1728. HOME AIDE COMPANION. 6 years experience, CPR trained, bi-lingual, HHA, Certified. Excellent references. Clara Douglas, 407-535-2569. HOME CARE COMPANION seeking P/T position. Please call Ellen, 941-924-8443. IN-HOME CARE/ COMPANIONSHIP/ HOMEMAKING available all hours; days, nights, weekends. Call 377-4465 for more information or visit our website @ www.eldercaresarasota.com Lic. #30211372 Bonded & Insured.

Auto Transport RETIRED LONGBOAT KEY police officer & associate. Drive your car to the North and back. 941-713-1596, 941-720-0426.

Cleaning

Real Estate Wanted

A CLEANING EVEN YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW WILL APPROVE! Every time, guaranteed! Lic./Ins. Bonded. Pamela, 941-320-0023. www.CleanTimeServices.com

WANTED LUXURY ANNUAL RENTALS

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

For Qualified Waiting Clients

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Sarasota Luxury Rentals Please phone - Vicki: 941-356-5610

Vacation/Seasonal Rentals Homemakers/ Companions CNA’S/ HHA’S

You Can Make a Difference. Help seniors stay independent. We provide: non medical care, personal care, meals, light housekeeping, transportation & companionship. Flexible hours available- F/T, P/T, Overnight, Weekends and Live-In. Positions available in Sarasota/ Bradenton/ Venice. To work now fax resume to 941-929-7438 or email: joanieck@comcast.net FL Reg #HCS227965, #HHA299992670

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LIDO KEY. Seasonal rental on beach. Months flexible, 3 month minimum. 3BR/2.5BA, large terrace, direct view of city/ bay/ Siesta Key. Tennis, Olympic pool, spa, gym. 215-833-5967.

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BRICKMAN GAS Grill: 3 burner. approx. 2 yr. old. $45.00. Call (941)918-9043.

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Pressure Cleaning

BRAZILIAN CLEANING Service by Maria. Residential/ Commercial. Meticulous Cleaning. Excellent References. Free Estimates. Reliable. Lic./ Ins. 941-400-3342

MENNONITE DOES Housecleaning - Weekly, Bi-Weekly. Thorough Cleaning. Experienced with Excellent References. Please call 941-955-0064.

WATER HEATERS, faucets and small plumbing repairs. Reasonable rates. License #CFC1426756. 941-737-0349.

PRESSURE AND WINDOW CLEANING. ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY. AFFORDABLE. FREE ESTIMATES. 941-879-3683.

RESIDENTIAL/VACATION HOMES & Offices: Flexible schedule. Low rates. Call Amanda 941-357-3296.

Home Services

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“It’s less unusual than people would think,” Dirk Meyer says of being a young conductor. “There seems to be a trend in the last couple years of putting younger people in this position. It helps attract young audiences.”

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As the Sarasota Orchestra begins its search for a new director, Maestro Dirk Meyer gets ready to start the season with a new title — associate conductor.

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irk Meyer remembers vividly the day he auditioned for the Sarasota Orchestra. Well, he remembers one part vividly. It was January or February 2006. He had just graduated

from Michigan State University with a doctorate of musical arts in orchestral conducting. He was up against seven or eight other candidates for the company’s assistant conductor position. He was incredibly nervous.

“The interview was in this room,” Meyer says, surveying the nondescript conference room in the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, where he once sat before a committee of orchestra insiders.

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After the first round of interviews, he was pulled aside by Maestro Leif Bjaland. “Listen,” Bjaland said, leveling with the German-born Meyer. “In this next round they’re going to ask you to introduce a piece. You need to nail this because we’re not 100% convinced your English skills are up to par.” Much to Meyer’s delight, he was asked to introduce a composition he knew inside and out — “Die Fledermaus” (“The Bat”), by Johann Strauss II. With the confidence of a seasoned maestro, he elaborated on the overture. “I think that’s what sold them,” Meyer says in an accent that’s now barely discernable. “I told a good story. An hour-and-a-half later, they called to tell me I got the job.” A lot has changed since then. Bjaland, the orchestra’s artistic director for 15 years, has announced that this season will be his last in Sarasota. To keep things running smoothly during the transition, the 34-year-old Meyer was promoted to associate conductor, a role he was eager to fill after five years with the company. The new job title comes at an interesting point in the conductor’s life. In addition to his work in Sarasota and his frequent concerts with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Meyer has begun to pad his resumé with guest conducting gigs in other states. This season, he’ll make his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Canada, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in

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WHAT DOES A CONDUCTOR DO OFF THE PODIUM? It’s the question Dirk Meyer gets asked most: “What does a maestro do, other than stand in front of an orchestra and wave a baton?” “People tend to see the conductor as a pawn,” Meyer says. “Like we’re a thing that just

Massachusetts and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra in Minnesota. “It’s been a thrill to watch him evolve,” says Marsha Panuce, Sarasota Orchestra Board chairwoman. “We know he’ll probably leave someday for another assignment, and we’ll be talking about how lucky we were that he started with us.” As many orchestra patrons will tell you, there’s nothing disheveled about the young maestro. He’s polished, but not so polished that he lacks humility and a sense of humor. He’s a spruce dresser, but not so spruce that he’s afraid to dress down a black suit coat and Versace glasses with jeans — that is, when he’s not in concert. He’s a diehard student of classical music, fascinated with late romantic repertoire and early 20thcentury composers, but at home when he’s cooking for his wife, he’s listening to indie rock bands. “I think many people, when they think of a conductor, think of the old guy in his 80s waving his arms around at the podium,” Meyer says, flailing his arms for effect. “I don’t think that’s quite the picture anymore.” It’s certainly not how people

comes with the orchestra, but there’s more to the job than just being a human metronome.” In addition to dealing with administrative issues, Meyer studies the upcoming repertoire, often by playing scores for hours on his piano. He researches

compositions and composers so he can speak about them eloquently during concerts. He also creates programs. This season, Meyer programmed everything he’ll conduct, including the orchestra’s chamber soiree series.

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“I think many people, when they think of a conductor, think of the old guy in his 80s waving his arms around at the podium,” Dirk Meyer says. “I don’t think that’s quite the picture anymore.” picture the Sarasota Orchestra, an 80-member organization with an unusually young body of musicians. Meyer, who grew up in Düsseldorf, Germany, says he can’t picture doing anything else. By the time he was 14, he knew he wanted to lead an orchestra. In high school, his best friend’s parents were opera singers. During rehearsals he used to hang out in the back of the opera house, his eyes fixed on the orchestra pit. “There was just something

about it,” Meyer says. “It looked like they were having so much fun making this beautiful music. So his piano teacher started giving him conducting lessons, and before long, he was hooked. He graduated from Germany’s Folkwang Conservatory in Essen, Germany, and the University Duisburg-Essen with bachelor’s degrees in music and philosophy, respectively, before moving to the United States to study conducting at Michigan State University. “A lot of people study it for a

In 2008, Meyer took 250 students from the Sarasota Youth Orchestra to Carnegie Hall. After serving as the program’s music director for four years, Meyer relinquished the post this season to focus on his new position as associate conductor.

year or two and notice they don’t like it,” Meyer says. “It’s weird. People are looking at you and you’re showing them what to do without words. It’s the strangest aspect of the profession and something I’ve only experienced on the podium.” It’s precisely this strangeness that Meyer says thwarts the career paths of many aspiring maestros. “The interaction is purely visual,” he continues. “You’re up there and you do some move just a little bit differently and suddenly you cause a new effect. You try to memorize what move causes what effect and it’s never-ending. I’m still surprised by these little non-verbal things.” When asked if it’s similar to how a coach might direct his players on game day, Meyer shrugs. A puzzled look spreads across his face. Perhaps the analogy was a bad one. “Don’t coaches always yell at their players?” he asks. Yes, usually. “It’s a little more civilized than that,” he replies with a chuckle. “And (musicians) definitely don’t throw an ice bucket on my head at the end of the show.”

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+ s/ART/q’s Sabrina Small needs your love Artist Sabrina Small underwent a double mastectomy and oophorectomy (the removal of her ovaries) Tuesday after testing positive for a genetic mutation that would make her predisposed to cancer. The BRCA2 gene is essentially a cancer-suppressing gene. If you inherit the mutated gene, you’re at a significantly greater risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers. In an email to friends last month, Small announced that she had made the difficult and drastic decision to have prophylactic surgery to reduce her risk for both cancers. To help offset the cost of the surgery, she’s hoping to sell some of her artwork. Small, whom I profiled for The Observer last year, is a founding member of the contempo-

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Last week, while everyone was buzzing about the big-budget J. Lo movie filming at the Cà d’Zan mansion, I caught local filmmakers Dayle Hoffman and Jacqueline Serrano shooting something nearer and dearer to our hearts: a short film called “A Lot In Common” about local artist Jini Mount, owner of Celery Barn Gallery in Towles Court. The film, written by Mount, is about the warm and fuzzy relationship between a grandmother and her 4-year-old grandson. The 84-year-old artist stars in the movie alongside her real-life grandson, Kian. Serrano, who moved six years ago from Los Angeles to Sarasota, is making her directorial debut with the film. An independent producer, Serrano has worked in development and post-production on a number of Hollywood projects, including the TV show “Nash Bridges” and the Jennifer Tilly arthouse flick, “Return to Babylon.” Hoffman, an actress-abouttown, met the budding director on the 2009 set of “Amoureuse Fantasy or Reality,” a black-andwhite short filmed in Sarasota. Serrano was the film’s producer,

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Dayle Hoffman and Jacqueline Serrano and Hoffman was an extra. “Once you find people you like working with, you tend to stick with them,” Hoffman says. “For me, this cast and crew are like family. We’re only five days into shooting and we’re pretty close.” According to Serrano, the film will be shot mostly in black and white (her signature style) with some splices of color. With the Celery Barn as its backdrop, how could you not include color?

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Sabrina Small and her boyfriend, Brian Haverlock, at last year’s Print Party. rary arts group, s/ART/q, and a superbly talented (and unusual) artist. I asked her if she minded my mentioning her surgery in this column, and in typically mellow Sabrina fashion, she responded, “Sure, why not?”

So, here’s a link to Small’s website: sabrinasmall.com/now. If you’re into her art, purchase a piece. It’s hard enough to be a starving artist in this economy, let alone one with mounting medical bills.

HOT TICKETS Ariel String Quartet: For the third year in a row, the Perlman Music Program is bringing its young, gifted alumni to Sarasota to give concerts at area schools. This season, the PMP/Suncoast is touting the talents of the Ariel String Quartet. The ensemble includes violinists Gershon Gerchikov and Alexandra Kazovsky, violist Jan Grüning and cellist Amit Even-Toy. The quartet will perform its first free public concert at 2 p.m. Oct. 16, at Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road. They’ll return again in January and May. Visit perlmanmusicprogramsuncoast.org or call 9554942.

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Roundup: A Trip Around the United States in Music

We seemed to spend our summer holiday in the footsteps of dozens of Sarasota Orchestra musicians. Everywhere we turned, there was a Sarasota player, especially in Santa Fe, N.M., where our own Daniel Jordan was on a busman’s holiday playing assistant principal second violin, surrounded by many of his peers, including his beautiful wife, Chung-Yon (“C.Y.”) Hong. In fact, Jordan and Hong were married this summer, and one of their many celebrations took place in Santa Fe. But that’s another story. This narrative is about the music we heard along the way. Santa Fe is so opera-centric, it even has a major thoroughfare called Opera Drive. And the opera house is — forgive me, Mr. Puccini — as spectacular as the music. The audience sits under a vast roof leading to the stage with all four sides of the “house” open, so, as the overture begins, the moon crests over the mountains to the left and, perhaps, lightning strikes behind the stage. It also struck onstage this summer. Santa Fe presented five operas in its repertory: “Faust,” “La Boheme,” “Griselda,” “The Last Savage” and “Wozzeck.” Our travel plans coincided nicely with “Wozzeck” and “Savage,” two works as far apart as the sun and the moon.

Alban Berg’s “Wozzeck” premiered in 1925 in Berlin, and, if you like the work of Expressionist artists such as Paul Klee, Edvard Munch and Wassily Kandinsky, this is the opera for you — dark, brooding and ruthless, with lurid waltzes, swaggering soldiers, down-trodden, abused men and women. “Wozzeck” is a study in dysfunctional, Freudian humiliation with music that soars in hallucinatory splendor. Daniel Slater’s fervently realistic production, the musical direction of conductor David Robertson, John Carrafa’s choreography and Jonathan Rider’s staging of the fights were starkly terrifying, while Robert Innes Hopkins’ costumes set off by Rick Fisher’s lighting painted Berg’s musical themes with broad brush strokes of modernist theater. It was with great relief that we attended Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Last Savage,” the composer’s savagely hilarious satirical slap at everything from science to modern music. Ned Canty directed with great wit and charm but was careful to play the comedy straight, thus making this 1963 affront to the American Way an uproariously funny and entertaining 21st-century spoof. George Manahan led the orchestra and singers in a rousing romp that went beyond Menotti’s less-than-

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Daniel Okulitch, as Abdul, and Anna Christy, as Kitty, embrace on stage during the Sante Fe Opera’s performance of Menotti’s “The Last Savage.” masterful music. Best were the performers. From “bari-hunk” Daniel Okulitch, deftly singing while parading in a loin cloth as Abdul, to Jamie Barton’s sassy, zaftig portrayal of the Maharanee, Anna Christy’s Kristen Chenoweth-like depiction of Kitty in “Savage,” Nicola Beller Carbone’s heart-rending interpretation of Marie, Richard Paul Fink’s sizzling Wozzeck and Eric Owens’ interpretation of The Doctor in “Wozzeck,” Santa Fe Opera amassed casts of acting singers who are the essence of what opera should be. Multifaceted and multi-talented, this is the new look of the art, and it’s the direction all companies must go in the future. Speaking of “bari-hunks,” we ran into several a bit closer

to home. In Tampa, still-hunky Sherrill Milnes and his talented, beautiful wife, Maria Zouves, with myriad musical friends, held their V.O.I.C.Experience to help launch operatic careers. This multi-day event is for serious singers who want to be coached and critiqued by some of the best in the business. More than a dozen opera coaches worked in spaces from rehearsal stages to broom closets for more than six hours. Mark Walters was just one of the many starlit singers, but his voice, bouncing off the walls of a small dressing room, predicted a major career. Sitting in on his session with Milnes was a revelation while the master baritone coached the younger one in the role of Scarpia, in “Tosca.” Milnes dug into the brutality of this Puccini character,

conducting and singing all the other parts so Walters had his cues, rooting out and obtaining a portrayal that was bloodcurdling in its realism and splendid in its vocalism. From novice to ace, every singer, pianist, coach and listener came away with lessons in acting, singing, stage deportment, auditioning, diction, language and, ultimately, life. A week or so later, we found ourselves as judges in Morgantown, W.V., where West Virginia University hosted the William E. Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition for soon-to-be high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Bill and Casiana Schmidt are important music philanthropists in Sarasota. In fact, the main theater in the Sarasota Opera House is named after Bill. These competitions have been going on for several years in a variety of states to give young singers financial and emotional encouragement as they learn their craft. Some performers were better than others, but of the 20 or so we heard, the surprise of the day came in the tall, slender, package-of-a baritone Aaron Bigeleisen, whose deep, resonant voice (reminiscent of Ezio Pinza in his youth!) was matched by his flawless phrasing, excellent diction and astounding musicality. He took first prize of $2,000 and, afterward, when we met him, we were knocked out of our socks to hear he was only 16. If he’s careful and continues with the seemingly excellent training he’s getting, Bigeleisen will be one of the 21st-century’s leading baritones. Watch for him; he and the others made our summer. — June LeBell

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Tales from the script Think your life doesn’t warrant an autobiography? Sarasota writer Liz Coursen says it does — and she’s got the tools to help you tell it. Liz Coursen wants to read your life story. Not Elizabeth Taylor’s story or Michael Jackson’s story or Sarah Palin’s post-election tell-all. Your life story. The one you’ve sat on for years, the one you started to write but never finished. The story you thought wasn’t exciting enough for print. “Politicians, actors, actresses, people who make headlines, these aren’t necessarily the people who made a difference in our lives,” Coursen says. “When you ask someone who the most influential person in their life was, most of the time you’ll get a person you’ve never heard of.” At 524 pages, Coursen’s self-published “The Complete Biography Workbook” serves as a sort of guided bible for the novice autobiographer. Published in large print and chock-full of questionnaires, the book is aimed at baby boomers and their parents, covering almost every possible topic and life experience spanning childhood to elder years. There are genealogy

IF YOU GO Liz Coursen will present “Yes, You! An Entertaining Autobiography in Three Easy Steps,” based on her book, “The Complete Biography Workbook,” during the Historical Society of Sarasota County’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 11, in the historic Crocker Church, 1260 12th St., Sarasota. The event is free. For more on Coursen’s book, visit www.firstpersonpublications.com. charts, writing tips and writing samples; bookjacket design suggestions; advice on working with an editor; and an exhaustive historical fact list citing everything from the invention of Ovaltine to the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” Coursen wrote the book for her beloved grandmother, who died nearly two decades before she even attempted a rough draft. Published in 2010, the workbook took an intense 14 months to finish. Coursen, who grew up in Sarasota, says she never intended for it to be such a weighty tome, but as she got further into the project, it became clear that there was only one way to do it: thoroughly.

Says Coursen: “I knew if I had put this workbook in my grandmother’s hands, her story would have gone toe-to-toe with the finest biography.” Though the 52-year-old says she’s still too young to pen her own autobiography, you can bet when she does, it’ll be stranger than fiction. A former landscape construction contractor, Coursen is a self-described “serial entrepreneur,” having run an assortment of small businesses that specialized in selling imported linens, terra cotta and diamonds. Her current business — AmericanPostcardArt. com, an online art company that sells large-scale prints of vintage post cards — has been featured in En-

trepreneur, Town & Country and Southern Living magazines. In addition to her biography workbook, Coursen, who graduated in 1981 from Emory University with a degree in English literature, has published a local interest book on Brunswick, Maine, where she spent half her childhood. “Like dieting and exercising, writing an autobiography is one of the most frequently started and stopped things,” Coursen says. “Everybody has had an interesting life. This book just teases out the info and asks the questions people are dying to answer.” To prepare for writing the book, Coursen read almost 200 biographies and autobiographies. She read New York Times bestsellers written by high-powered politicians and littleknown, independently published paperbacks by ordinary people. When the book was finished, she embarked on a book tour and gave presentations at libraries, churches and historical societies from South Flor-

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Liz Coursen has already received 12 autobiographies to edit since her workbook was published a year ago. “I’ve not read a dull story yet,” she says. ida to Georgia. This year, she’s touring Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. “The response has been unbelievable,” Coursen says. “People are looking for direction. Let’s face it, we all want to know more about our descendants.

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Easy does it: cured salmon with herbs There are some dishes that make a cook look good with remarkably little effort and no special skills. This is one of them. Its exact provenance, for once, is known. It comes from a newsletter called “The Food Enthusiast,” published many years ago by this writer and a fine chef named Yvonne Gill, who was then running a wellknown restaurant in Birmingham, Mich. It was part of a spectacular menu featuring her favorite foods that we created for an imaginary birthday bash. The recipe is a variation on gravlax, also known as gravad lax (Swedish), gravet laks (Danish) and gravlaks (Norwegian). A Scandinavian classic that has been around since the Middle Ages, it originally was made by fishermen who fermented salmon by salting it and burying it in the sand. “Grav” means “grave” or “to dig” in those languages, and “lax” is salmon. Thus, “gravlax” was “buried salmon.” None requires burial, but many recipes for gravlax exist today, including “quick” versions that don’t pass muster for some of us. This one takes time, but the ingredients do the work, not the cook. The traditional approach uses all dill; this one allows for a combination of herbs. Another difference is brushing the finished salmon with a dressing of the marinade and some extra virgin olive oil for an attractive presentation. The sauce here is an easy and delightful one courtesy of Sally Shapiro, of Longboat Key. The recipe was published originally with a richer, homemade, mayonnaise-based, mustard-caper sauce available by request to mschechter@YourObserver.com.

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Penzeys Spices, a favorite mailorder resource for decades, recently opened a shop at 1516 Main St. between Lemon and Orange avenues. It stocks an almost unimaginable variety of herbs and spices in various sizes of jars and in bulk: for example, two varieties of white peppercorns, whole and ground, and three varieties of black in four forms — whole, cracked, coarse grind and fine shaker grind. The double-strength vanilla is a personal favorite. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Simple ingredients yield a marvelous result.

RECIPE

Cured Salmon with Herbs and Cracked Pepper Start to finish: Four days Servings: 12 or more appetizer portions

1 salmon fillet (or “side”) weighing 2 pounds, skin on 2 ounces kosher salt or sea salt 1 tablespoon sugar or more to taste 4 ounces onion (1 medium large) 1 1/2 tablespoons white peppercorns 1/2 cup (generous) minced fresh herbs, all dill or in combination with lemon thyme, chervil, tarragon or chives, plus additional for garnish (recipe as shown used 2 parts dill and 1 part minced chives) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Day 1: Prep and cure

Remove any bones and belly fat from fillets. Put peppercorns in a double plastic bag and pound with a mallet or the bottom of a small heavy saucepan to crack them. Combine salt, sugar and cracked pepper to make a dry rub and press it into all surfaces, flesh and skin. Peel onion and slice paper-thin. Divide into two equal parts. Cut two sheets of foil 3 inches larger than the fillet, all around. Spread one on work surface and strew with half the onion slices. Place fillet on top, then

add remaining onions. Cover with second piece of foil and pleat edges to seal. Label the skin side of the packet and put on a cookie sheet, skin side down. Marinate in refrigerator for 24 hours.

Day 2: Turn and cure.

Turn packets over so skin side is up, and return to refrigerator for 24 hours.

Day 3: Herb and weight

Turn packet and open carefully; spread herbs on flesh side of fish. Re-seal packet and replace on cookie sheet, herbed side up. Top with another cookie sheet or a cutting board and distribute about 10 pounds of weight (use cans or bricks) evenly across it. This makes the salmon compact for easy slicing. Refrigerate for 18 to 24 hours.

Day 4: Presentation

Open packet and pour marinade into a small bowl. Place fillets skin side down on a carving platter or board and wipe clean with paper towels. Strain reserved marinade and whisk 2 to 3 tablespoons together with the oil. Brush salmon liberally with this mixture. Slice thinly on the diagonal, starting at the tail end. Garnish with sprigs of fresh dill and serve with thin, sliced rye or pumpernickel bread or crackers and dill sauce.

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The Observer’s fifth annual Black Tie Bash — “Season’s Greetings” was a veritable feast. Three hundred-fifty returning snowbirds and friends were there to meet and greet. A trio of twinkle-toed sprites from the Sarasota Ballet entertained the crowd. And, there was a fabulous buffet created by event lead sponsor Longboat Key Club and Resort. It all culminated with the announcement of the winners of this year’s “Standing O” contest, which recognized the Standout man, woman, couple, event and invitation of the 2010-2011 season. The competition drew a total of more than 150,000 votes from a record 2,500 voters; a record-breaking 18,000 votes were cast for Standout Invitation. For a photo of the “Standing O” award winners and a complete list of winners, see page 8. For more tidbits about the event, see the Black Tie & Tales column on page 9.

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Comparisons being as irresistible as they are invidious, this column once again analyzes the philanthropic events submitted to the Black Tie calendar at the start of the season. And a promising season it is! Highlights include a Glasser-Schoenbaum Human Services Center event honoring the amazing Betty Schoenbaum (Nov. 6) and a gala celebrating Maestro Victor DeRenzi’s 30th year with the Sarasota Opera (March 27). Nostalgia for the Jazz Age is big; the Jewish Family & Children’s Services’ gala is “Le Grand Cabaret” (Dec. 18 and already sold out). The triennial Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation benefit is the “Corinthian Supper Club and Speakeasy” (Feb. 25). And the Asolo Rep’s big event is “Ragtime Revival” (March 17). Something Josephine Baker-ish would appear a good wardrobe investment. So would something pink to wear to Key to the Cure “The Pink Party” (Oct. 20) and Mote Marine’s “Black, White and Pink All Over” (Oct. 29). The latter features the opening of a new Mote exhibit of a type of penguin that has pink feathers around its eyes. Who knew? For the third time in four seasons, the first weekend in November is the season’s busiest, this year with seven events. There are fewer parties on the calendar versus a year ago, but it remains to be seen if that’s less actual activity or just later planning and listing. Be sure that your benefit is on the Black Tie calendar. Send the name of the event, organization benefiting, date, time, location, chairman, contact with phone and email, website and ticket price to mschechter@YourObserver.com. If we don’t know about it, we can’t cover it.

by Molly Schechter | Social Editor

+ Black Tie Bash … inside stories Winners by a nose … Standout man Pedro Reis beat runner-up Geoffrey Michel by only a few votes. Ditto for Forty Carrots’ Firefly Gala’s win over the Neuro Challenge Foundation’s “Cause 4 Fashion” … Missing in action … A calendar malfunction kept Reis from attending the party, but he sent Circus Sarasota staffers Scott Hinckley and Jennifer Mitchell with face masks to represent him. Standout couple Elenor and John Maxheim were in Budapest, Hungary … Getting out the vote … The prize in this category would have to go to Ariane Dart and Minta Moncrief Getzen, who set up a voting station in the lobby of Forty Carrots and provided free coffee to anyone who would stop and vote for standout event nominee “Firefly Gala” … Standout story … Nominee Wendy Feinstein, just home from Spain, reports she was attacked by a Barbary monkey while climbing the Rock of Gibraltar. You can’t make up stuff like that … Standout dress … Ann Logan’s

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Ariane Dart and Minta Moncrief Getzen seek last-minute votes in the Forty Carrots lobby. Their event won for standout event. seahorse print in a color scheme that perfectly matched the event’s beach party graphics … Standout shoe … Kyla Weiner’s DayGlo lemon-lime Manolo Blahniks were from his shop in the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas (where else?) ... Hats off to … Penny Hill for her adorable fedora, Katherine Meisenbach for her glittery newsboys cap from the 1970s and her escort, gallery owner Peter Acker Chris Stakenborg, who says his Katherine Meisenbach and Chris fedora was “ripped from the hands Stakenborg of Armani when it was not even for sale” … A heart-warming conclusion … Neuro Challenge Foundation President Doreen Sutherland shared feedback from vote-getter Sid Custodio in Menlo Park, Calif., who said, “Glad I was a helper … it felt good.” Downtown Sarasota Alliance & Ringling College of Art andand Design Downtown Sarasota Alliance & Ringling College of Art Design

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+ Tidbits Round trips … Jamie Schoenfeld and her hubby, Nebojsa Tminic, moved in July 2010 to Reston, Va., and enjoyed it but decided they liked Sarasota better and returned here this July. Scott George and John Mason are back in Oyster Bay around the corner from where they used to live after a year and change in Shaker Heights, Ohio. And George is back in real estate with Michael Saunders & Co. … Rock & Run for Recovery … a festival celebrating recovery is set for Oct. 21 and Oct. 22, at South Lido Beach Park. More information, call 356-0173 … Hearts Desire turns five … This charming boutique in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts is the heart’s desire of graphic designer Vicki Rollo, who has contributed her time and talent to uncountable Sarasota non-profits. There will be food, liquid refreshment and fun to celebrate from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 7. RSVP to 302-1069 … Riverview Reunion … No. 25 for the class of 1986 takes place the weekend of Oct. 20. For more information, visit www.rhsfoundation.org.

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Hosted by: Sarasota Opera Guild Benefiting: Sarasota Opera When: 11 a.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chair: Antonette Cunningham Contact: 966-6351 Price: $50 Mad Hatter Holiday Tea Benefiting: American Red Cross When: 2 p.m. Where: Home of Bill and Margaret Wise Chairs: Diane McNeel Contact: 379-9300, Ext. 255 Price: $100 7 Embracing Our Differences Annual Luncheon Benefiting: Embracing Our Differences When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Michael’s On East Contact: 928-0567 Price: By Invitation Only 11 Christmas in Candy Land Benefiting: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida, Suncoast Sarasota Region When: 11 a.m. Where: Michael’s On East Contact: Michelle Butler, 952-WISH Price: $35 for adults, $10 for children Sparccle for the Holidays Benefiting: Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center When: 6:30 p.m. Where: The Oaks Country Club Chairs: Carol Chiarella and Honorary Chairwomen Mary Ann Robinson and Jean Gay Contact: Jessica Hays, 365-0208, Ext. 106 Price: $98 12 Friends of the Sarasota Ballet Showcase Luncheon Hosted by: Friends of the Sarasota Ballet Benefiting: Sarasota Ballet When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chair: Richard Hurter Contact: Richard Hurter, 780-3311 Price: $35 17 Debutante Ball Benefiting: Sarasota Orchestra When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Sarasota Municipal Auditorium Contact: Robin Serbin, 350-8579 Price: $225 18 JFCS Gala ‘Le Grand Cabaret’ Benefiting: Jewish Family & Children's Service of Sarasota, Manatee, Inc. When: 6 p.m. Where: The RitzCarlton, Sarasota Chairs: Judy Cahn and Marie Monsky Contact: 366-2224, Ext. 142 Price: $500 19 ‘Winter Variations’ Hosted by: Friends of the Sarasota Ballet Benefiting: Sarasota Ballet When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Sarasota Yacht Club Chair: Yvonne Sultan Contact: Yvonne Sultan, 704-1828 Price: $125 Left: Jackie Rogers and Jewel Ash at Designing Women Boutique's Fashion Gala Dinner and Fashion Show in December 2010.


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