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Noise problems on the decline In spite of loud festivities during the pre-Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in the Village, fewer noise violations have been recorded recently.

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Although complaints about noise still are being filed with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, the situation in the Village has calmed down since early November, Sgt. Scott Osborne, the leader of the Village’s Community Policing Station, said this week. Still, the Siesta Key Oyster Bar received a citation Nov. 23 for music that was too loud during the Village’s Turkey Trot, Osborne said.

The annual event, held the night before Thanksgiving, generally draws a large crowd, Osborne said, but the Turkey Trot last week “was one of the busier ones they’ve ever had. There were a lot of people … more than I’ve ever seen out here.” The county fire marshal was checking all the Village bars and restaurants, Osborne added, to make sure no place exceeded its occupancy level. At one point,

Osborne said, he believed most of the establishments had as many people packed into them as the fire code allowed. The deputies were unable to estimate the total number of people in the Village, he said. Despite the fact that other businesses point to SKOB as a perennial violator of the county’s noise ordinance, Osborne said the restaurant staff works hard to comply.

“I don’t think they’ve been letting things get out of hand,” he said. “Their decibel level is normally not that high.” However, SKOB did get a warning about two weeks ago, he said, for exceeding the noise level. If a business that has been warned violates the noise ordinance a second time within 90 days, Osborne said, it receives a $250 ci-

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Pass Road where the Florida Department of Transportation has proposed constructing 10 pedestrian islands. Since FDOT this summer announced it had funding available for the islands, Olson and other condo owners on the Key

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An anonymous caller lodged a complaint at 11 p.m. Nov. 11, telling the Sheriff’s Office he had detected loud music from either Gilligan’s or the Daiquiri Deck. The responding deputy wrote that he stood in the middle of Ocean Boulevard between the two businesses and determined the majority of the noise was coming from the Daiquiri Deck. The deputy calibrated his noise meter and took a reading, which showed 79.5 decibels at 11:45 p.m. He recalibrated the meter and stood on the curb directly in front of Daiquiri Deck. His next reading was 78.8 decibels at 12:07 a.m. Nov. 12. After 11 p.m., the maximum decibel level allowed is 70, he noted in his report. The deputy printed the reading, spoke to the manager of the Daiquiri Deck and warned him about the music. “(The manager) apologized and took immediate measures to turn the music down,” the deputy wrote.

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NOISE/PAGE 1A tation. Any subsequent citation results in a $500 fine, he added. On Turkey Trot night, Osborne said, the restaurant was “way above the (decibel) limit.” Officers checked all the other bars and restaurants in the Village, he said, and every other establishment was in compliance. Yet, with so many college students home for the holiday and partying in the Village, Osborne said, he suspected the band at SKOB simply was trying to be heard above the noise. “That is a big night … yet we were called out on it,” said Beth Owen-Cipielewski, co-owner of SKOB. She agreed with Osborne about the number of people participating in Turkey Trot. “The college kids are home,” she said. “They need somewhere to go (for entertainment).” The biggest problem is the ambient noise, Owen-Cipielewski said. “We’re doing what we can,” she said. “SKOB stays out of trouble.” Owen-Cipielewski was especially frustrated about the complaints, she said, because Siesta Key provides about 35% of the county’s annual tourist development tax revenue.

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Rami Nehme, new owner of Blasé Café, says noise complaints lodged recently against his Village restaurant stem from problems at other establishments. “We’re deeply disappointed that whether it’s neighbors or residents or other businesses (calling the Sheriff’s Office), (complaints are lodged against the restaurant),” she said. “I wish we’d get more support from the county. We’re the No. 1 beach; why can’t we all just be happy?” A short distance down Ocean Boulevard from SKOB, Rami Nehme, the new owner of Blasé Café, said last week he also had been frustrated by the noise complaints in the Village. When a complaint was lodged against his restaurant in late October, he said, he was not on the premises that night. However, Nehme said, the

band at the restaurant played just seven minutes past the 10 p.m. deadline for the sound level to go down, so the band could finish its set. “All of a sudden three deputy cars are parked in my parking lot,” he said. Other complaints have brought more deputies to Blasé Café, he said, when bands were not playing. “It gets kind of annoying,” Nehme said. “(The complaints) kind of put me on the spot. I really don’t have live music except on Friday and Saturday, (and the musician usually is a guitarist with no speaker equipment).” One recent complaint lodged

against Blasé Café, Osborne said, had resulted from the music level at SKOB. “I’m just trying to serve good gourmet dinners,” Nehme said. “There are two sides to every story.” Nehme said he also had asked a deputy for a clarification about the time, dictated by the noise ordinance, when loud music has to subside. Nehme later sent the Pelican Press an email provided to him by the Sheriff’s Office, citing the appropriate section from the noise ordinance. After 10 p.m., the ordinance says, indoor and outdoor entertainment can continue only if a business has a special exception.

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Siesta Drive roundabout plans to affect SCAT stop City plans for a roundabout on Siesta Drive at the easternmost entrance to Southgate Mall will necessitate changes in county bus operations in that area. With planning still in the design phase, the Sarasota City Commission Jan. 3 is scheduled to discuss an interlocal agreement with Sarasota County involving changes planned for Siesta Drive, including a roundabout. The matter will come back to the County Commission after the city’s action, Sarah Blanchard, a planner in the Sarasota County Area Transit office, said Monday. Part of the interlocal agreement includes the construction of a SCAT stop on the north side of Siesta Drive, on city right of way, Blanchard said. Ryan Chapdelain, chief planner for the city, said Tuesday plans call for the construction of the roundabout to be completed

by July 2013. The $520,000 project, which is being funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, has been designed to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety in the area of Westfield Southgate Mall, he added. The roundabout will be at the easternmost mall entrance. A memo county Executive Director Rob Lewis provided to the County Commission for its Nov. 15 meeting said the city had asked SCAT to send Westfield Southgate Mall representatives a letter “that states that SCAT commits to vacating the current transfer area located on mall property within 90 days of the completion of the city of Sarasota’s roundabout on Siesta Drive.”

The County Commission unanimously approved the letter. During her presentation to the County Commission Nov. 15, Blanchard pointed out that the relocation of part of the SCAT operation was necessary because of plans for the mall’s expansion, which includes a parking garage in the area where the current SCAT stop is located. “My immediate reaction was, ‘That’s too bad,’” Commission Chairwoman Nora Patterson told Blanchard. “I thought that old (SCAT) location really worked well.” “They’re circulating within Southgate property,” Chapdelain said of the SCAT buses. The roundabout design should

edged out By Rachel Brown Hackney | Managing Editor

City tops the Key in tourist tax collections The City of Sarasota appears to have beaten Siesta Key by seven-tenths of a percent in total tourist tax collections for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.

Although the final figures may change a bit, it appears the city of Sarasota topped Siesta Key in Sarasota County tourist tax collections for the 2011 fiscal year. According to figures through September, as reported by the Sarasota County Tax Collector’s Office, the city of Sarasota had collected $3,612,017.89, or 31.75% of the total tourist development tax revenue, compared to $3,604,779.44, or 31.68%, for the Key. Siesta was the top location for the tax collections the two preceding fiscal years, the Tax Collector’s Office reported. Through August, the Key had managed to retain its position atop the county location rankings, with collections totaling $3,477,064.13, compared to $3,390,925.40 for the city. Liz Klaber, chief deputy tax collector

for the county, said because of late payments, final figures sometimes are adjusted a month after the initial numbers are posted. The Tax Collector’s Office has not released its final report for the 2011 fiscal year. Although the County Commission last year raised the tourist development tax to 5%, the Tax Col-

lector’s Office also released comparison figures at the 3% level from the 2006 fiscal year through the 2011 fiscal year. Of those six fiscal years, 2008 had the highest revenue total, using the 3% figure: $7,859,803. For the 2011 fiscal year, the total at the 3% level was $7,324,262. Virginia Haley, president of the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau, has pointed to the impact the Key’s No. 1 beach ranking this year has had on the entire county. People drawn to Sarasota County the by the Siesta publicity have found more areas to explore than just the beach, she has said. “I would like to remind people to put in perspective the whole west coast of Florida had a good summer,” she said Monday. “We just did a little bit better than everybody else” because of the widespread publicity about the beach.

improve the flow of the bus traffic, he said. Plans call for the construction of a bus shelter on the north side of Siesta Drive similar to the shelter that exists on the south side of the street, Blanchard said. The current shelter would be upgraded, she added. The county would keep about 200 feet on the south side, she said, to accommodate four buses; 150 feet of space on the north side would enable SCAT to operate three buses at a time out of that location. Therefore, Blanchard said, the plans would be able to accommodate seven buses at one time, between the two transfer stations.

The original design called for a crosswalk between the stations, she said, but that has been eliminated, because it would have hampered bus traffic. Instead, Chapdelain said, the roundabout will incorporate a crosswalk as well as a median. Chapdelain acknowledged that the portion of Siesta Drive between the easternmost mall entrance and U.S. 41 is a busy stretch of road and that the roundabout may help curb dangerous driving. “It is such a wide area; people tend to drive a little fast,” he said of the narrowing of the westernmost portion of Siesta Drive from four lanes to two. Chapdelain also has been talking with merchants on the north side of Siesta Drive, he said, to let them know about the changes that will be coming.

us airways Magazine generates Sarasota buzz Although she wasn’t expecting “hard numbers” until November ended, Virginia Haley, president of the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau, said this week that she has been hearing lots of positive responses to a US Airways in-flight magazine advertising section about Sarasota. Haley has been collecting anecdotes from the exposure. “I’ve heard from people far and wide, commenting on it,” she said. For example, a group of Washington, D.C., residents attended Sarasota Ballet performances Nov. 18, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Haley said, after reading about Sarasota in the magazine. From what she had heard, Haley said, those audience members originally had planned a trip to another Florida destination before they read the US Airways magazine piece. Haley also has heard that one business is planning to relocate to Sarasota from New England, thanks to the advertising section. Haley had worked with 27 local organizations to create the 50-page article, packed with photos and text about Sarasota, so it would be ready for an estimated 3 million US Airways passengers in November. Not only is US Airways a major carrier for Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, it also has a strong presence at Reagan National Airport, in Washington, D.C., Haley said, which explains the attention from that area. Another story, Haley said, came from a member of a national arts organization whose office is based in

ONLINE: The see Casey Spooner’s photos and audio from the Ringling International Arts Festival featured on the New York Times website, visit www.nytimes. com/interactive/2011/11/20/tmagazine/20place-spooner.html. Washington, D.C. The person apparently had been so enthralled with the Sarasota piece that he had taken the magazine with him when he disembarked from the flight during which he had read it, she said. He shared the information with members of that organization, which led to discussion of its holding a national conference in Sarasota. “There’s been really, really neat conversations,” Haley said, since the magazine section appeared. People have been saying they knew Sarasota had a strong cultural tourism reputation, she added, “but (they) had no idea of the level of offerings in the community.” Haley said that the SCVB set up a special 800 number and website address to use in the article, so her staff would be able to determine how many calls and website hits the SCVB received as a result of the exposure. The first numbers will be generated after Nov. 30, she said. In the meantime, Haley will be making a presentation on airline magazine advertising when she travels to Orlando in mid-January for the U.S. Cultural Tourism Conference. — Rachel Brown Hackney

Tourist Development Tax Collections by Location Consolidated* October 2010 $9,140.91 November 2010 $9,757.73 December 2010 $40,702.23 January 2011 $80,721.30 February 2011 $65,623 March 2011 $44,820.24 April 2011 $24,526.95 May 2011 $12,973.61 June 2011 $19,667.58 July 2011 $20,121.25 August 2011 $13,657.91 September 2011 $6,678.88 Totals $348,391.59 % of Total 3.06%

Longboat Key $48,209.70 $63,255.29 $90,841.84 $107,525.34 $141,182.68 $225,736.11 $146,594.23 $106,301.92 $95,584.94 $124,180.23 $69,194.28 $46,238.79

North Port $2,273.74 $1,569.89 $3,026.09 $5,744.19 $7,086.15 $11,614.05 $4,121.46 $3,025.86 $2,400.33 $2,360.38 $2,350.02 $2,458.22

Sarasota $238,933.69 $223,827.13 $202,607.51 $260,521.64 $350,676.13 $539,869.66 $398,595.88 $319,932.68 $283,978.25 $316,742.06 $251,810.90 $217,744.52

Sarasota County $73,227.05 $78,497.88 $100,627.41 $184,591.45 $233,473.05 $326,662.57 $166,293.21 $112,756.69 $120,018.57 $133,114.19 $93,229.14 $84,485.27

Siesta Key $126,716.44 $126,416.68 $178,795.86 $321,606.73 $476,195.78 $640,102.71 $449,511.07 $233,745.39 $319,767.10 $419,237.92 $195,818.05 $113,587.40

$1,264,946.30 11.12%

$48,066.38 0.42%

$3,612,017.89 31.75%

$1,710,963.54 15.04%

$3,604,779.44 31.68%

Venice $25,236.91 $36,477.48 $52,456.53 $181,182.97 $121,300.29 $136,454.87 $56,741.26 $34,973.92 $37,989.58 $42,003.10 $27,243.38 $25,581.53

Total $523,738.44 $539,802.08 $669,093.47 $1,141,893.62 $1,395,537.08 $1,925,260.21 $1,246,384.06 $823,710.07 $879,406.35 $1,057,759.13 $653,303.68 $496,774.61

$788,761.61 $11,377,926.75 6.93% 100%

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+ Osprey Avenue closure not to start until Jan. 16 The city of Sarasota has announced that Osprey Avenue between Mound Street and Brother Geenan Way will remain open until Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. The city recently had announced Osprey Avenue would be closed temporarily, beginning Nov. 28, to coordinate off-site repair work on Gulfstream Avenue, but that closure has been rescheduled to begin Jan. 16, for 60 days. Local traffic only will be allowed between Brother Geenan Way and Ringling Boulevard once the work gets under way, according to a news release. The closure is necessary to enable crews to install a forcemain as part of the construction of the new lift station in nearby Luke Wood Park. The detour route will be Ringling Boulevard to U.S. 301 for south-

bound traffic and Mound Street to Orange Avenue for northbound traffic. Message boards will be posted in the vicinity to notify drivers about the detour. All area stakeholders are being encouraged to sign up for electronic project and schedule updates at www. sarasotagov.com/OALP_Utility_Project, Osprey Avenue/Lukewood Park Utility Project.

+ Teen Driver Challenge offered for two weekends The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has announced teens with either learner’s licenses or driver’s licenses may register for one of the office’s upcoming Teen Driver Challenges, to be held Dec. 2-3 and Dec. 9-10. The free, two-day, 12-hour course provides teenagers additional experience behind the wheel. Youth Services deputies conduct the training, which includes classroom instruction and a full day on a driving range. At the end of the course, drivers receive certificates of completion, which may qualify them for insurance discounts.

Meetings & agendas Siesta Key Association — 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1, St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Room F, 5615 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key.

Siesta Key Village Association — 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar, 5250 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key.

Criminal Justice Commission — noon Dec. 5, Administration Building, Third Floor Think Tank, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.

Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. County Commission — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 6, R.L. Anderson Center, Commission Chambers, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7, Administration Building, Commission Chambers, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. 

Sustainable Sarasota Community Partnership — 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 5, Administration Building, Second Floor A/B Conference Room, 1660

Florida Department of Transportation — 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 5394 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key, to discuss the proposal on pedestrian islands on a 1-mile stretch of Midnight Pass Road.

The Friday night portion of the Dec. 2-3 session will be at Sarasota County Technical Institute, at Beneva and Proctor roads, Sarasota; the Saturday training, on the driving range, will be at North Port High School. Both parts of the Dec. 9-10 session

will be at North Port High. Students interested in participating may call 927-4190 or visit www. sarasotasheriff.org. On the website, click on “Public Interest,” then “Youth Programs,” then “Teen Driver Challenge.”

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City of Sarasota negotiating with two hotel developers Sarasota has two companies interested in placing a hotel on a vacant parcel next to the Palm Avenue parking garage. in Sarasota; its portfolio of resorts and hotels includes the Grande Riviera and Sarasota Bay Club resort communities in Sarasota and the Floridays Orlando Resort in Orlando. Floridays also has built a variety of residential communities and assisted-living facilities in areas such as Naples, Viera, Coral Springs and Tamarac. Jebco Ventures is a 30-year-old company that has constructed a variety of high-rise residential buildings, mixed-use development, freestanding retail development, neighborhood retail centers and luxury residences and apartment buildings. Although Jebco has developed properties for national retailers such as Home Depot and Wal-Mart, its website also states that it “works selectively with outside partners to develop joint venture opportunities.” Locally, Jebco’s portfolio includes downtown Sarasota’s Vista Bay Point two-building, luxury condominium towers. Jebco bought the land where Vista Bay Point sits and coordinated the development and sales of the 16 residences, which were completed in 2005. City Planner Steve Stancel said last month, “It’s a goal of the city to have a working hotel right in the urban core … (The Palm Avenue parcel) makes for a good

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Don’t fall for Internet tax We should not be wasting our time arguing over whether or not to tax e-commerce; the sales tax is dead either way. The coming battle will be over cuts in government spending versus alternative sources of state government revenues. — Richard W. Ault and David N. Laband The Freeman, May 2000 Cyber Monday — the Black Friday for online retailers — triggered and amplified the debate again: whether online retailers should be required to collect sales taxes just as brick-and-mortar retailers do. The Daytona News Journal’s editorial board quizzed Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his position on this issue earlier this week, and Scott, to his credit, said: “It’s not fair. You shouldn’t be treated differently, whether you’re selling online or in bricks-and-mortar. But, at the same time, my focus is not to do it where we raise taxes. I don’t want to take money out of the private sector … If it’s out of your pocket, that’s a tax,” he said. While the governor said “no” to requiring the sales tax on Internet sales, two bills will be pending in the Legislature early next year called the “Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.” If approved, these bills would include Florida in a compact of states that want to impose collecting the sales tax on out-of-state online retailers. Strongly supporting this effort are the Florida Retail Federation and the Florida Chamber of Commerce. They have the Florida Alliance for Main Street Fairness, which maintains that it’s not fair for companies such as Amazon.com not to collect the Florida tax and remit it to the state. Even on the national level, the International Council of Shopping Centers published a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday urging adoption of bills in Congress giving states the right to demand online retailers collect sales taxes.

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Don’t fall for this cloak of “Main Street,” apple pie, fairness and a “level playing field.” There is much more to this issue than what appears to be a matter of simple inequity — that one group of retailers (online) is favored at the expense of another (brick-andmortar). The Main Street retailers, of course, contend they are being penalized and losing business because of the sales taxes they must collect. But rather than make the online out-ofstate retailers the bad guys, the Main Street retailers should be pointing at their lawmakers, the people who are forcing Main Street retailers to collect the state’s taxes. Remember: The retailers are the middlemen, forced by government to collect the taxes at the point of sale. Eliminate sales taxes, and the problem goes away. Of course, that would never happen. For starters, no one has devised a more efficient tax-collection system. In addition, virtually every state with sales taxes has made its system so fraught with special exceptions that simplifying the sales-tax system would be like sending it to the congressional super committee — doomed to failure. Here’s another argument, perhaps the most compelling for not forcing Amazon to

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collect Florida’s sales tax: Taxation without representation. As Adam Thierer of the Heritage Foundation has noted: “… Out-of-state vendors of electronic commerce … would receive none of the benefits for the taxes they paid to state and local governments where they did not reside.” Indeed, why should Amazon.com, whose primary offices are in Seattle, collect and pay Florida’s sales taxes when it would receive no services or benefits from them? Think about it: Those sales taxes are collected in Florida because that money is used by the state to provide public services to Florida residents. Put yourself in Amazon’s shoes. How would you react to collecting sales taxes for the state of Washington and sending that money there?

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Be wary also of the groups advocating the “Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.” This is the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing. Its proponents see it as a system whereby states can bring uniformity to sales-tax systems across state lines and impose uniform collection systems on interstate commerce through state compacts. But if you read the fine print of how the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement would work, you would immediately see that it would become the equivalent of creating a new European Monetary Union — complete with a new bureaucracy. This board would consist of four representatives from each member state, oversee administration of the compact, have the power to employ staff, advisers and consultants, promulgate rules and procedures it deems necessary and, as is now proposed, would “take any action that is necessary and proper to fulfill the purposes of the agreement” and “allocate the cost of administration of the SSUTA among member states. Free-market analysts describe this system as a “cartel” and collusion that would not benefit taxpayers. You can just imagine how the bureaucracy would grow. By all means, we’re abiding supporters of Main Street retailers — as well as supporters of online retailers. They all provide great benefits to consumers. The question is how best for states to collect the taxes that cover the costs of the services the public demands. Heretofore, governments have focused on imposing the sales tax at the point of its usage or destination. For instance, if you buy an item from Amazon.com, the tax fairness people contend the tax dollars should flow

THE CASTAWAY by Jorge Blanco

Many of the University of Florida’s faithful football boosters are in an uproar over former Gator coach Urban Meyer signing on with the Ohio State University. But they should put themselves in his shoes. Even though you said a year ago you were quitting your job at UF to spend more time with your family, when you suddenly found yourself offered one of the premier college-football coaching positions in the country and $40 million, what would you do? Say “no thanks”? Don’t begrudge Meyer. We likely will never know the whole story behind Meyer’s leaving his Gator job. That is, until he writes his tell-all book, which, no doubt, will come as long as he is as successful at Ohio State as he was at UF. But it could be as simple as this: A lot of retired business executives find out that when they retire to spend more time with their families, it’s great for six months. But after six months, their spouses and family members can’t stand to have them around the house. Maybe it wasn’t Meyer who wanted a job; maybe it was his wife who wanted him to get one! Suffice it to say, Meyer’s going to OSU gives both teams — Gators and Buckeyes — a good reason to put each other on their annual schedules. If you think the Gators and Seminoles are raucous grudge matches, wait until the Buckeyes come to the Swamp.

to the state of the end user. But there is growing acceptance that a better, more efficient methodology is to impose the sales tax at the point of origin and keep the money at the point of origin. It makes sense. For instance, when you physically buy a book at a Georgia bookstore, you pay the Georgia tax, and that money stays in Georgia. Likewise, if you buy that book from an online Georgia store from your Florida-based computer, why shouldn’t that tax money stay in Georgia as well? Origin-based, sales-tax collections would benefit consumers and states alike — although politicians don’t like the idea. Origin-based collections would create sales-tax competition among the states. Companies would shop around to locate their operations where they can find the most-favored tax climates. This in turn would force states to watch their spending — certainly a benefit to taxpayers. And lastly, origin-based tax collections would level the playing field. We hear Florida lawmakers are not likely to address this issue in the next session. Good thing. As you can see, there is much more to it than just taxing Amazon.com.


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The county is upgrading several traffic signals within the city limits. In the meantime, those signals aren’t synchronized. Sarasota County staff has been apologizing for the daily, long lines of motorists on Orange Avenue, waiting their turns to get through the Mound Street light. There’s nothing the county can do in the short term to remedy the problem. Sarasota County Public Works Project Manager Sandra Boudreau said the intersection is one of 122 the county plans to upgrade through the creation of an Advanced Traffic Management System, which allows for better traffic management and a coordinated regional system. The system also is designed to reduce congestion at busy intersections. “This intersection is a part of the ATMS Phase 1 project and had its controller cabinet replaced in mid-September,” Boudreau said. “But currently, no signals that are a part of the ATMS project are coordinated due to the fact that the fiber optic cable has not yet been installed.” Boudreau said the affected intersections, and their lights, function as single traffic points, rather than as synchronized traffic corridors, until the fiber optic cable is installed. Once that cable work begins this week, the county can test the signals to ensure they will work properly in the new traffic light system. “It will take the county’s system manager several months to integrate the whole system of 122 intersections,” Boudreau said. “We ask the public to bear with us during this time as the signals are not currently functioning as they have in the past due

+ Please re-think parallel parking Dear Editor: I’m not one to write letters with complaints. However, when I read about taking out sensible diagonal parking to put in parallel parking, I was in shock! What is the committee thinking? (Or not thinking?) First, the annoying parking meters, which I refuse to use, then this insanity! Use some common sense, please!  Caroline V. Hodge Sarasota

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Dear Editor: Regarding your article, “Merchants denounce Main Street project,” I would like to share a little true story of how my wife and I came to retire here and buy a home in Osprey. Before I actually decided to retire, we took a two-week combination vacation and “scouting” tour in 2004, working from several resorts and looking at areas from Marco Island to Longboat Key. We were mulling over the various pros and cons of the places we visited while having after-lunch drinks on St. Armand’s Circle. We were both leaning heavily towards Sarasota for the obvious reasons: culture, availability of quality medical care, general beauty and beaches.   As we talked, I told my wife, I have to go feed the parking meter! But we quickly realized that there weren’t any even in a high-end area like St. Armand’s.  We had actually found a place that doesn’t nickel-and-dime the taxpayers, and even lets them park on the streets they’ve paid for!  We marveled that we had crossed this very nice causeway and there wasn’t a tollbooth at each end! That sealed the deal for us for Sarasota, as it appeared that local government was actually friendly to residents and visitors.    This may sound like a trivial thing, but I assure you it’s not. Having owned a house nine blocks from the White House, and living in and out of Washington a large part of our adult lives, we learned that the only parts of the D.C. government that worked and worked ruthlessly were tax collection and parking enforcement.  When I left there I had to carry around a

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pocketful of quarters for the meters — a whole 7.5 minutes per quarter. And when the meters didn’t work, which was often, you could count on a stiff fine or boot, even if you covered the meter with a bag saying it was broken. It was extremely oppressive to residents, and impossible for visitors.    The reason for this letter is that I keep reading about all these city and downtown planners who have their eyes focused on some sort of nebulous, myopic and unarticulated notions of progress, and who keep hurting merchants, etc., without any regard to a deeper strategy on the higher level of keeping Sarasota friendly to residents and visitors, and yes, businesses. I never read about any discussion of human-scale friendliness as a key value in these improvement discussions.   For our part, simply on principle, we will never pay for downtown parking; we’ll just stay away, shop online, etc. The quaint, unplanned Sarasota we fell in love with is starting to slip away from us. And if anyone out there thinks that in the future there will be fewer meters/paid garage parking, or that the amounts charged will over time go down or disappear (perhaps the same folks who think downtown parallel parking is a great idea) they should just look at what happened in Washington and other smaller cities. Daniel J. Knauf Osprey

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Olson and Ramirez have said, would necessitate regular traffic pulling over into the bike lane to get out of the way of the emergency vehicles. Yet, because the bike lane often is occupied by cyclists, runners and walkers, the vehicles could imperil the people in the bike lane. Olson said he was disappointed the FDOT postcard did not provide one option for which he has continued to lobby: a reduction in the speed limit from 35 mph to 30 mph along the affected part of the road. At the Condominium Association’s request, the Sarasota County Commission recently approved the lowering of the speed limit from 35 mph to 30 mph on the portion of Beach Road from the Village to the Midnight Pass Road intersection. County staff had told him the new speed limit signs should be up within a week, Olson said Monday. The postcard also provides details about the schedule for the Dec. 6 meeting, which will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 5394 Midnight Pass Road. An open house will be held from 5 to 6 p.m., so people can view FDOT displays of the options and discuss the project with department representatives. A brief presentation at 6 p.m. will be followed by a question-and-answer period. The open house is set to conclude at 7:30 p.m. The postcard adds, “We encourage you to select the option you would like to see in your community. You may also write down comments about the project to ensure that they are considered.” Additional comments are wel-

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2 p.m. — 600 block of Avenida del Norte. Burglary. A woman reported she was out of the house between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and had locked the house when she left. When she returned, she noticed someone had opened the rear bedroom window forcibly and removed jewelry from the top of her dresser. She estimated the total value of the missing items — a diamond-encrusted dress watch, a necklace with three pendants containing sapphires and diamonds and an heirloom ring with diamonds and onyx — at $5,800. She said she had no idea who would have taken the items. The deputy noted many other pieces of jewelry were on display and in the box where the women said the missing items had been kept. The deputy added, “It appeared the subject(s) had an eye for the expensive jewelry and left the inexpensive items behind.”

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The Sarasota Ministerial Association held its 11th annual celebration with Sarasota’s homeless residents as its guests the day before Thanksgiving, at First Baptist Church in downtown Sarasota. 
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St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church 5394 Midnight Pass Road; 349-4174; www.stmichaelssiesta.com Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Daily Mass (Monday through Saturday): 8 a.m. Confessions: Saturdays, 8:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 3:30 p.m. Third annual Christmas Gala: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 3, TPC Prestancia, 4409 TPC Drive, Sarasota. All proceeds will benefit St. Michael’s Catholic Faith Appeal. Cost: $55 per person; tickets available in the parish office. Make checks payable to St. Michael’s CFA.

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Twinkle, Twinkle If you happened to be hovering around Santa Claus Saturday, Nov. 26, in Siesta Key Village, then you probably looked up into the sky and smiled when you felt miniature snowflakes raining down upon your face. And, if you were paying close attention, you might have noticed Daiquiri Deck co-owner Russell

Matthes grinning because he was in charge of controlling the snow. For the 27th year, the Siesta Key Village Association presented Light Up the Village, decking out Ocean Boulevard in full holiday splendor. After the lighting of the Christmas tree at the gazebo, Santa Claus headed over to Siesta Center to greet all of the eager children.

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Southside kindergartners make colorful mosaics

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Katie Armstrong plans to place her stone where she plays Frisbee.

Will Hall plans to put his stone in his mother’s garden.

Southside Elementary kindergartners held a dedication for their steppingstone project Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the school’s courtyard. The steppingstone project was a collaboration between Susan Nation’s kindergarten class, Youth Experiencing Art (YEA Arts) and two students from Ringling College of Art and Design, Chitra Patel and Lindsay Miser. The Ringling students came once a week for eight weeks to teach the students about mosaics and helped them create their own miniature stepping-stone mosaics using glass, paint and cement. The students also worked together to make seven larger steppingstone mosaics to go in the courtyard at Southside Elementary. Katie Armstrong, 5, was

Photos by Rachel S. O’Hara

Susan Nations’ kindergarten class poses, Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the courtyard at Southside Elementary. excited to be able to present her mini steppingstone to her parents at the dedication. “I think they are going to like it and give me a big hug and be so happy and proud,” she said with a big smile. Sophie Caragiulo, 5, already has plans for her mosaic stepping-stone. s s llow e pi rdine 2 fren of sase of a ca ha & a h purc or set wit matt

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She added: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I agree that this is a difficult situation, as patrons would like to continue to use this path to access the beach or to exercise on. Staff has advised me that it is not feasible to attempt to fix the footbridge, as the structure is beyond repair. Given the short period of time between now and the commencement of the drainage project, the return on the investment does not justify moving forward with repairs at this time.â&#x20AC;? When I spoke a couple of weeks ago with Spencer Anderson, the county project manager in charge of the stormwater drainage project, he said he planned to present an update to the County Commission next week. He had concurred that the construction probably would get under way no later than February.

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My former editor, Anne Johnson, pointed out to me last week that the Siesta Key Village Association is the sole group responsible for Light Up the Village. People from other Key organizations do get involved, but in their capacity as SKVA members.

Capt. Charles Balliette of the United States Marine Corps, a Siesta Key resident, sent photos to friends of his Thanksgiving dinner at the Marine Corpsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Air Ground Combat Center, adjacent to Twentynine Palms, Calif. The base, which is also near Joshua Tree National Park, is well-known for its desolate landscape. A helicopter pilot, Balliette is a graduate of The Out-of-Door Academy and Ohio State University. He served a combat tour in Afghanistan last year.

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Osprey Library opens at Spanish Point The Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Sometimes, you don’t need a large stand-alone library that’s filled wallto-wall and floor-to-ceiling with books. Sometimes, you can take an old schoolhouse and convert it into a charming space that’s ideal for reading your favorite novel — indoors or outside on the porch beneath a ceiling fan. The Osprey Library opened Nov. 10, at Historic Spanish Point. “This is especially exciting for us because we’ve talked about the evolution of public libraries and they’re changing dramatically,” said Sarabeth Kalajian, general manager of the Sarasota County library system. The new library will be a “connections” library, a model successfully implemented in other communities across the country. This particular type of library has a smaller physical footprint than other libraries. “In the most positive way, we think of it as a grand experiment,” Kalajian said. “We’ve been looking at the model for three to four years and waiting for the opportunity to try it out.” The 630-square-foot library is the ninth library in the system and offers all of the services featured at each of the county’s other libraries, including free Wi-Fi access, online availability of the entire library catalog, plus pick-up and drop-off service items from other libraries within the system. Although the total project cost was

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The Osprey Library opened Nov. 10, in the former visitor’s center at Historic Spanish Point. not available at press time, the Osprey Library staff kept the cost of the library to a minimum by using existing resources from the library system and donations from the Friends of the Library, library supporters and the community as a whole. “The things that we spent money on were improvements to make the space convenient and conducive to a library,” Kalajian said. “There were some noise issues, because it’s close to the road and has a high ceiling, so we invested in an acoustical ceiling and acoustical panels for the wall and window treatments that buffer

the sound and carpeting. We noticed an immediate improvement in noise reduction.” The Friends of Osprey Library provided the furniture for the porch adjacent to the library, which provides a comfortable place for customers to relax and read or use laptop computers.   “I think people were surprised when they walked in,” Kalajian said. “We put in fixtures and furnishings that reflect the style and flavor of Spanish Point. In a relatively modest space, this is such a charming library.”

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Rescue Raffle and Bash — 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Siesta Key Oyster Bar, 5238 Ocean Blvd., will host a party featuring the drawing of the winner of a raffle benefiting Mote Marine’s Dolphin and Whale Hospital and its Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital. The winner will receive a private tour of Mote’s facilities with the visiting penguins; an “on the water” experience with a Mote scientist and a painting by Mote’s resident dolphin, Moonshine. Tickets: $5, or $10 for three. The win-

Free Exercise Classes — 9 a.m. every Thursday, Siesta Key Physical Therapy, 5147 Ocean Blvd. Space limited. For details and to register, call 870-5811. Yoga on Siesta Key Beach — 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday Friday and Saturday. Free. For more information, email avanandamaui@yahoo.com

Public Events Baby Basics Holiday Open House — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2, home of Sandy Slaminko, 4510 BayCedar Lane, Sarasota, featuring a collection of more than 1,500 Santa Claus figurines, plus refreshments. Proceeds will go to the nonprofit organization that provides diapers for low-income

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19th Annual American Craft Show — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Located at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. East, Sarasota. Free parking. Admission: $9 per day or $12 for a three-day pass; children under 10 admitted free; seniors: $8; and students, $5. For more information, call 355-9161 or visit www.sarasotacraftshow.com.

Poetry Open Mic — 6 p.m. Dec. 5, Bookstore1Sarasota, 1359 Main St., Sarasota. Participants may bring their own poetry to read or selections by other authors, or just be part of the audience. For details, call 365-7900 or visit www.bookstore1sarasota.com. Lipizzan Pre-Season Training Sessions — 10 a.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 17. Regular training shows begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, and continue at 1 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. Saturdays through early May. Herrmann’s Lipizzan stallions perform Airs Above the Ground. For details, visit www.hlipizzans.com or call Gabriella Herrmann, 322-1501.

Penguin Pajama Party — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3-4, featuring an up-close and personal experience with Mote Marine Lab’s penguin visitors. Event open to children ages 7 and older, accompanied by an adult. Event to feature educational programs,

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The following residential real estate transactions took place between Nov. 14 and Nov. 18. A condominium in Crystal Sands tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Marsha Miller, trustee, of Hartville, Ohio, sold the Unit 606 condominium at 6300 Midnight Pass Road to M&D 606 Crystal Sands LLC, of Belleville, Ill., for $775,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,271 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $151,300 in 2010.

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Franklin and Danitta Craft, Sarasota, sold their Unit 106 condominium at 6208 Midnight Pass Road to James Riley Jr. and Jonathan Riley, trustees, of Mendota Heights, Minn., for $690,000. Built in 1979, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,150 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $142,000 in 1980.

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Mary Gross, trustee, Sarasota, sold the Unit 210 condominium at 8911 Midnight Pass Road to Lawrence and Joann Barowski, of Owosso, Mich., for $320,000. Built in 1973, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,093 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $240,000 in 2001. Samuel Petersheim, of Arthur, Ill., sold his Unit 305 condominium at 6415 Midnight Pass Road to Matthew Gissing, of Toronto, Canada, for $315,000. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,287 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $455,000 in 2006.

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Karen Day sold the Unit 210 condominium at 925 Beach Road to Joseph Zutlas, Ocala, for $285,000. Built in 1972, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 753 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $209,500 in 2000.

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Fran Palmeri took this photo of strollers framed by sea oats on Siesta Public Beach.

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Events CHRISTMAS COOKIE SALE: Mix and match specialty cookies selling for only $7 per pound. Dec. 3rd., 10a.m.-2p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Rd., Sarasota 34238 GULF GATE FESTIVAL- Stop by for Family Fun with Arts and Crafts, Yard Sales, Food, and much more, Dec. 3rd, 9AM to 3PM. At 6908 Beneva Road, on the property of St. Andrew. Booth rental still available for $20. For more information call 941-544-6306.

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ANNUAL RENTAL: Lakewood Ranch County Club. Beautiful, bright villa, 2BR/2BA +den or office. 2 Car garage, large screened lanai, on golf course. Updated and immaculate. $1700/mo. ($2300/mo. furnished). Please call 941-349-1980 or 941-504-8818. DOWNTOWN DUPLEX HOUSE: Annual lease. Across from park, 1820 7th St., 2BR/1BA, $700/mo. +security. Non-smoking. No Pets. 941-586-5672 or 941-955-7693.

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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. PHYSICAL TRAINING for handicapped/ disabled/ elderly. Specializing in MS, Parkinson's, Polio, Stroke. Masters Degree Exercise Science, 926-3613.

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EMERALD HARBOR, On Wide Canal, Dock with Lift $1.6749 Million

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“I’ve made more work in the past five months than I have in the past five years,” Steven Strenk says. “Working with s/ART/q has given me deadlines. I work well that way. Pressure always motivates me to work faster.”

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Artist Steven Strenk has a habit of finding materials in unlikely places. The newest member of s/ART/q explains why he loves raiding his kids’ toy boxes and his friends’ tool sheds. Steven Strenk sticks out in a crowd. He’s lanky: all long legs, arms and neck. When he sits at his desk, his jeans hike up, exposing the tops of his white ankle socks. Yes, like a guy whose pants are too short. He wears black Chuck Taylor sneakers

and striped horn-rimmed glasses — the nerdy, vintage kind that make cool people look cooler in that Buddy-Holly-hipster-kind-of-way. If it weren’t for the sensible plaid shirt and the fact that Strenk’s name is printed on a blue plate on the side of a proper of-

fice cubicle, you might mistake him for a tall student instead of a 38-year-old high school teacher and college professor. “Education is a major part of my art,” Strenk says. “I’m constantly learning. If I’m not learning, what I’m doing is not intriguing.”

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A professional artist with pieces in private collections throughout the state, Strenk has taught at Booker High School for 13 years and at Ringling College of Art and Design for seven years. A 1995 graduate of Ringling College, he is one of four new artists to join the threeyear-old contemporary artist co-op, s/ART/q. His three-dimensional Plexiglas piece, “Pedestal Pieces” will be on display this month in the group’s first show of the season — “THIRTEEN,” which premieres Dec. 9, at G.WIZ Science Museum. Strenk is thrilled to be a part of the action. He’s watched the group grow from a grassroots arts initiative, with a name many people couldn’t pronounce, into a well-regarded exhibiting platform for some of Sarasota’s favorite contemporary artists, many of them his former college classmates and fellow Ringling faculty members. “I like the idea of these rogue shows,” Strenk says of s/ART/q’s roving exhibits. “It’s like: Grab a space. Have a show. Take it down. Have another show. It reminds me of college. We’d rent a space or squat in a space. I like that kind of attitude … the fact that there’s no pristine gallery.” Last year, Strenk was asked to participate in the group’s “Invitational” exhibition in downtown Sarasota. A playful father of three and a self-described “tinkerer,” he created a series of what he calls “Parade Pieces,” built from cigar boxes and his kids’ discarded toys. Like the artist, the “Parade Pieces” were fun and nostalgic. At first glance, they resembled something Ralphie might have played with in “A Christmas Story,” or something Strenk might have played with as a boy growing up in Tonawanda, N.Y. “For the longest time I kept my studio separate from my home,” Strenk says. “I had a studio on Central Avenue and it

IF YOU GO s/ART/q will premiere its latest exhibit, “THIRTEEN,” from 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 9, at G.WIZ Science Museum. The show will run through Jan. 7. For more information, call 309-4949 or visit sartq.com.

Steven Strenk loves to pull sprockets from CD-ROM drives to use in his art. never really worked for me. My kids’ toys slowly started to encroach on my work. The two worlds collided. The kids became my art.” The first example of this collision was the pop-up book — or, as Strenk calls it, “the piece de résistance” — that he created in 2002 for his master’s thesis at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The work represented a departure from Strenk’s usual paintings and graphite drawings. It marked a turning point for the artist. “I’m a tactile person,” he says. “Painting is boring to me. You hang it on the wall and that’s it. It just sits there. I’m much more interested in interaction and creating something that’s hands-on.” This explains the small gadgets, camshafts, sprockets, amputated doll parts and gutted hard drives accumulating in boxes around his desk. It explains the robotics website minimized on his computer, the broken palm

sander he recently received from a colleague and the rotating sculpture he made using an old Singer sewing machine. It also explains the enthusiastic email he wrote last summer to famed kinetic sculptor Arthur Ganson. “I said very humbly that I’m an emerging kinetic sculptor and a huge fan,” Strenk says. “I asked him, ‘How do I do what you do?’ And he said, ‘Just start playing and making mistakes.’” And, so far, this is exactly what Strenk has done. These days he spends more time taking apart printers than painting foliage and sketching road signs — the subjects of previous work. “I swear I’m not a hoarder,” Strenk says, rummaging through a cigar box filled with rack and pinion gears. “It’s just that if something is lying around, I like to take it apart, figure it out and make it work in new ways.”

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He reaches for a wooden cutting board on which he’s glued a steak knife and pieces of plastic fruit painted various shades of gray, purple and green. He created the piece to demonstrate color theory to his Ringling students. Arranged in a line are six fake cherries. Coincidentally, Strenk has been looking for a fake cherry to use in his “Pedestal Pieces” series. When he realizes he’s had six of them sitting on a cabinet in his office cubicle, his face lights up. “Look at that,” he says, a childish grin spreading across his face. “I found my cherry.” Even though Strenk is just now coming into his mad-professor phase, the character fits him like he’s inhabited it for years. Strenk realizes he’s one electromagnetic contraption away from becoming the dad in “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” and his students realize it, too. On the website, ratemyprofessors.com, Strenk has eight reviews from former Ringling College students who have taken his CORE foundation classes. The critiques — all of them positive — range from, “He’s flippin’ awesome” to “very helpful and down to earth.” One review, however, seems to best encapsulate the artist. “Strenk is a great guy. He’s a little nutty and has a great energy. He really cares about his students and is passionate about what he does. You will enjoy yourself and learn from his example and his advice.”

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+ Sarasota cops keep drama all in the family After playing the part of a cop for 26 years, Linda DeNiro is ready to slip into something a little more glamorous. The longtime city of Sarasota police officer will don a froufrou period dress this month for her role in the Venice Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” DeNiro is the only member of her family who hasn’t performed on the Venice Theatre stage. In July, her police officer husband, Phil, made his acting debut in “Jesus Christ Superstar” alongside their two children, Teri and Tony. He followed up the performance by playing the father to his son’s Huck Finn in “Big River.” Now he’ll appropriately play Mr. Fezziwig to his wife’s Mrs. Fezziwig. The characters appear in a lively Christmas party scene dur-

Tony, Linda, Phil and Teri DeNiro ing Scrooge’s journey with the Ghost of Christmas Past. If you catch the show, which runs Dec. 16 to Dec. 18, at the Venice Theatre, you’ll see the entire DeNiro family singing and dancing around a Christmas tree. “I’m dipping my toe in the water to see how it feels,” DeNiro says. “My son is leaving for college next year, so this might be the only chance we’ll have for all four of us to do this together.”

+ Moving Ethos revels in its awkward phase

Moving Ethos is reprising its popular art-meets-dancemeets-quirky social statement this month at Art Center Sarasota. “The Ability to Talk Socially With Others … Or Lack Thereof” premiered in October to rave reviews at Holley Hall in the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center. The work, which was choreographed by company directors Courtney Moving Ethos was founded in 2006. Smith and Leah Verier-Dunn, is meant to represent collaborating with local abstract the communication foibles and expressionist and former gymnasbreakthroughs we experience on an tics coach Beverly A. Smith. everyday basis. If you’ve ever met the outspoken Inspired by an actual “how-to” Smith, you know she doesn’t mince conversation manual that exists words. Her involvement can only on the Internet, the hour-long peradd to the experience. Trust me. formance includes a mixed bag of The show starts at 7:30 p.m. banter-gone-bad, nasty gossip and Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, at Art Center funny miscommunications. Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail. For In addition to Smith and Veriermore information, call 312-1693 or Dunn, the piece features dancers visit movingethos.com

+ ‘Butterfly’ nets record sales at Sarasota Opera

+ Art Center Sarasota has good taste in ‘Material’ Kudos to the five artists who placed at the top of Art Center Sarasota’s juried “Material World” exhibition. Co-juried by Brian Haverlock and Tom Stephens, the show drew an eclectic selection of entries from artists all over the area. If none of these names rings a

bell, you should make an effort to seek out their work: Jo Proietti, Janice Ketley, Gary Gorman, Marianthe Pastore and Pat Kaufman. Their entries are up now through Dec. 31 in the lobby at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune building in downtown Sarasota.

Claudia Rightmire, Keely Sullivan Henry and Jennifer Maecker. The contemporary dance troupe — now in its fifth year — is also

Asako Tamura in “Madama Butterfly”

Sarasota Opera played it safe this year by picking “Madama Butterfly” for its fall repertoire. Sure, it was a mainstream choice, but in tough economic times, you’d do the same thing. The three-act romantic melodrama is one of Puccini’s most beloved operas. After running for six performances, it

closed Nov. 15, after having grossed more than $500,000 in ticket sales, making it the bestselling fall production since the organization launched its pre-season opera series in 2008. Well done, Sarasota Opera. Here’s hoping your shows continue to give us butterflies as the season continues.

HOT TICKETS ‘RAIN ­­­­— A Tribute to The Beatles’: Now is your chance to reenact that famous 1960s Beatlemania footage. RAIN is the closest you’ll probably ever get to hearing the famous foursome. They’ve mastered it all — the early bubble gum pop to the psychedelic rock. They’re playing at 8 p.m. Dec. 6, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Hey, if you sit in the nosebleed seats, you might think you’re watching the real deal. For tickets, call 9533368 or visit vanwezel.org.

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“RAIN — a Tribute to The Beatles” ‘Next to Normal’: This Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical about a mother with bipolar disorder was nominated for 11 Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway two years ago. Directed by Richard Hopkins, the show stars Stacia Fernandez, Mike Backes, Leo Daignault, Ashley Picciallo, James LaRosa and Scott Guthrie. It runs though Jan. 7, at Florida Studio Theatre. For tickets, call 366-9000 or visit floridastudiotheatre.org.

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Malcolm Moniz, 10 When did you know you were destined to play the violin? “It all started from inside my dad’s car. He got a CD with classical music. I just listened to the beautiful music and asked, ‘What is it?’ He said it was the violin. My mom signed me up after I said I wanted to learn how to play, and now here I am.” What would you do if you couldn’t play the violin? “My Wednesday mornings wouldn’t be as heavy with stuff.

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Young songbirds, violinists rev up for ‘Holiday Splendor’ Students at Phillippi Shores IB World School took a break from Peggy Conrad’s music class Monday to share what they’re up to — prepping for “Holiday Splendor,” which takes place Thursday, at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Hundreds of local school children will perform holiday classics in the decked-out museum courtyard and Bolger Campiello by the Cà d’Zan mansion. The concert serves as a fundraising drive for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program of Manatee and Sarasota counties. Last year, the museum collected more than 1,500 toys that were donated to children in both counties.

I have karate three days a week, Lego Club and Boy Scouts on Mondays, and on Sundays I go to church with my dad.” Do you have a favorite song from this program? “We’re learning ‘Little Drummer Boy.’ If we don’t finish learning it, we still have ‘Jingle Bells’ and a Russian song.

What do you love most about performing? “I like going on stage, and if people are smiling, they believe that I can do it.”

What: “Holiday Splendor” When: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road Tickets: One unwrapped toy per guest or $10 for adults and $5 children ages 6 to 17 Information: Call 359-5700, Ext. 5705 “Beat songs. I sing along and dance around the room. Just listening to each song inspired me to sing. I’ve been singing two years.”

Molly Walter, 9 When did you know you were destined to become a singer? “When I started taking voice lessons. I like it and I enjoy doing it. I did a concert for the Girls Inc. Celebration Luncheon.”

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What’s your most favorite song? “‘Mele Kalikimaka.’”

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Hailey Manitz, Hannah Yates, Malcolm Moniz, Veronica Gill, Molly Walter and Wyatt Kaighin to blow up with happiness.”

Do you have a favorite song from this program? “‘Let it Snow.’ It’s a cheerful song.”

What’s your favorite part about singing? “Sometimes when I do concerts, there will be fundraisers for kids who aren’t very rich. It’s comforting to know that when I sing, I’m helping the less fortunate kids.”

Who is your musical idol? “Selena Gomez. She’s practiced and plays on tours.”

What’s your favorite song? “‘Mele Kalikimaka.’ We’re going to sing it at ‘Holiday Splendor.’”

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Are you excited or nervous to perform the show? “I’m so excited I’m almost going

Do you play an instrument or sing? “I’ve played the violin for one

year. I just wanted to learn how to play because it’s interesting to me.” Are you nervous about performing on stage? “I’m not nervous at all. It’s going to be fun. I want to still play when I grow up — maybe for an orchestra.” Whom would you most like to hear play the violin? “I would like to hear my brother, Kyle, play violin.”

Wyatt Kaighin, 9 What’s your favorite type of music?

Do you like performing on stage? “The stage gives me a chance to express myself, but I haven’t decided whether to sing when I grow up.”

Hannah Yates, 8 Why do you play the violin? “It just sounds really pretty, and I just like playing it because it’s fun to play.” Where do you most often play the violin? “My favorite place is in my room, because sometimes I get a little nervous around my brother. In my room I feel safe.” What songs are you looking forward to playing in the concert? “‘Jingle Bells’ and the Russian sailboat song. They are mostly easy for me.”

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by Heid Kurpiela | A&E Editor Over the next four weeks they’ll teur set designers, their handistage five more events, two in work is impressive. which they’ll perform. Yards of green-and-red fabric Nancy Frayer, 68, sings with the drape from the ceiling, framed Magic of Manatee Sweet Adeline by wooden cutouts of Christmas Chorus. Lee Frayer, 73, sings with trees and gingerbread men. A and directs the Venice Gondo- 10-foot-tall backdrop painted to lier Barbershop Chorus. Together resemble a city skyline looms in they have more than 80 years of the background. barbershop experience. If you didn’t know any better, “We’re knee-deep in it,” Lee you’d think the Frayers were stagFrayer says of barbershop singing. ing plays in their house. “It’s not a hobby. It’s a way of life.” Among the scenery is the usual Barbershop performances are lived-in décor of a couple who what sparked their has been married for interest in set design, 48 years, including lighting and stage a wall of black-andmanagement. It’s also white family photoThe Ditchfield what introduced them graphs. Family Singers will to Stephen Ditch“The truth of it perform “Home for field, the patriarch of is we don’t always Christmas” at 2 and the Ditchfield Family agree,” Nancy Frayer 7 p.m. Dec. 10, at Singers and the former says. “It’s not easy the Riverview High music director of Chowhen you’ve got two School Performing rus of the Keys, the creative minds workArts Center. For tickSarasota chapter of the ing at once. Someets, call 923-2013 Barbershop Harmony times I feel like he’s or visit ditchfieldSociety. on one planet and familysingers.com. In 2000, when the I’m on the other.” Ditchfields presented Lee Frayer nods his their first Christmas head in agreement. show at the Sarasota Opera House, The couple has a tradition of it was the Frayers who called the eating at Perkins after every Ditchshow and designed the set and field Christmas show. It’s where lights. they go to wind down and discuss They’ve worked on every Christ- the nuts and bolts of the producmas show since. tion — what worked, what didn’t “We really do feel like we’re a work, what they’ll do differently part of the family,” Nancy Frayer next year. says. “We’ve watched the family Some shows have as many as grow. Our sons started having chil- six different scene changes, and if dren at the same time. For a while there’s one thing the Frayers agree I ran a preschool in the back of my on, it’s that they never design a house. I had two Ditchfield grand- show the same way twice. babies running around here.” “We like to go for the wow facFor the purpose of this inter- tor,” Lee Frayer says. “There’s a lot view, the Frayers set up a mock set of entertainment options in Sarain their living room — stage lights sota, and our job is to make sure and all. the Ditchfields are on the same Although they claim to be ama- level as any other group.”

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“He’s the artist and the prop builder,” says Nancy Frayer of her husband, Lee. “He can take a small picture and make it 10 feet tall. My bag is dressing it up at the end.”

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For 12 years, one Sarasota couple has designed and built the quaint sets and lighting that make the Ditchfield Family Singers’ annual Christmas concert the feel-good show of the season. Good luck finding a place to sit at Lee and Nancy Frayer’s dining room table. The table is covered in homemade wedding centerpieces and an array of stage props. The space, which doubles as a workbench for the couple’s theater design and event-planning projects, is packed with so much stuff the Frayers had to serve Thanksgiving dinner on the back porch. “Our friends and family excuse

the mess,” Nancy Frayer says. “They know this is our season.” If only they had a basement. The couple can’t remember the last time they used their fine china in the winter. The cabinet is so buried in arts-and-crafts materials that just the thought of moving the clutter seems exhausting. And, for the record: The Frayers don’t exhaust easily. In addition to working full-time jobs, the couple has constructed

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4 p.m. at South Florida Museum | Tickets $6 to $8. | Call 746-4131, Ext. 11.

Annual Holiday Ceramics Show and Sale State College of Florida 8 a.m. at the Student Center | Free. | Call 752-5252.

December Concert Series 4 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church | Call 955-0935.

Salon Series featuring Felice Schulaner Designing Women Boutique 11:30 a.m. at Designing Women Boutique | Tickets $16. | Call 366-5293. ‘SEASON’ Greetings Longboat Key Center for the Arts 5 p.m. at Longboat Key Center for the Arts | Call 383-2345. Watercolor and Wine Art & Photography School, Gift & Framing Gallery of Colleen Cassidy 6 p.m. at Art & Photography School of Colleen Cassidy | Tickets $30. | Call 924-1200. ‘Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner’ Island Players 8 p.m. at the Island Players Theatre | Runs through Dec. 11 Tickets $15. Call 778-5755. ‘Beneva Fruitville: The Inter-SEX-tion’ 6 p.m. at The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre | Tickets $28. | Call 366-5454. An Enchanted Evening in Sarasota with Laurie McClain and Karen Mal WSLR 96.5 7 p.m. at 525 Kumquat Court Tickets $8 to $10. | Call 8946469.

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“It’s a Wonderful Life” runs through Dec. 11, at The Players Theatre. SCF Jazz Ensembles State College of Florida 8 p.m. at Neel Performing Arts Center | Tickets $4 to $8. Call 752-5252.

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Annual Holiday Ceramics Show and Sale State College of Florida 8 a.m. at the Student Center | Free. | Call 752-5252. Jazz at Two featuring Skip’s Dixie Mix Jazz Club of Sarasota 2 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church | Tickets $5 to $15. | Call 366-1552. Film Fridays: Winter Stories – ‘Desk Set’ South Florida Museum 6 p.m. at South Florida Museum’s Bishop Planetarium Theatre | Tickets $3 to $5. | Call 746-4131, Ext. 27. Grand Opening: David

O’Keefe Studios 6:30 p.m. at David O’Keefe Studios | Call 813-254-5056. Masterworks: Bjaland and Brahms Sarasota Orchestra 8 p.m. at Neel Performing Arts Center | Tickets $29 to $82. | Call 953-3434. ‘Beneva Fruitville: The Inter-SEX-tion’ 6 p.m. at The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre | Tickets $28. | Call 366-5454. Masters of Illusion Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 8 p.m. at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall | Tickets $10 to $50. | Call 953-3368.

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New College Dance Tutorial Performance New College of Florida 7 p.m. at Mildred Sainer Pavilion | Free. | Call 487-4888. Masterworks: Bjaland and Brahms Sarasota Orchestra 8 p.m. at Neel Performing Arts Center | Tickets $29 to $82. | Call 953-3434. ‘Beneva Fruitville: The Inter-SEX-tion’ 6 p.m. at The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre | Tickets $28. | Call 366-5454.

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Christmas Cantata Englewood United Methodist Church Concert Series 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Englewood United Methodist Church | Free. | Call 474-5588. Brandeis Theatre and Lunch 11 a.m. at Asolo Repertory Theatre | Tickets $65 to $80. | Call 388-9624.

Family Night: Holiday Theatre and Music with Florida Studio Theater South Florida Museum

15th annual Holidays at the Crosley, Festival of Trees at Crosley Estate Mansion runs through Dec. 7. Call 704-4366. ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ at Players Theatre runs through Dec. 11. Call 365-2494. ‘Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner’ at Island Players Theatre runs through Dec. 11. Call 778-5755. ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors and a Christmas Variety Show’ at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre runs through Dec. 22. Call 366-5454. ‘My Fair Lady’ at Asolo Repertory Theatre runs through Dec. 23. Call 351-8000. ‘A Victorian Christmas at the Crosley’ at The Powel Crosley Estate runs through Dec. 24. Call 722-3244. Special Screenings: ‘Holiday Music Magic’ at the South Florida Museum runs through Dec. 24. Call 746-4131. Advent Noontime Noels at Englewood United Methodist Church will run Wednesdays during Advent. Call 474-5588.

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JIMMY’S SAND TRAP’s WHITEFISH SALAD Yield: 12 to 16 servings Start to finish: 15 to 30 minutes

1 4-pound smoked whitefish 5 stalks celery, strings removed 2 cups sour cream (approximately) 3 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise Freshly ground pepper to taste 2 tablespoons snipped fresh dill 2 tablespoons chopped parsley Sprigs of fresh dill and/or parsley for garnish Carefully remove the bones from the whitefish and place the meat in a mixing bowl. Mince the celery and combine with the whitefish. Add one cup of the sour cream along with the mayonnaise and pepper. Add the dill and parsley and as much additional sour cream as you would like.

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Jimmy’s Sand Trap owners Bill Davis and Jimmy Galanis background is from there and Miami. He and Davis opened Jimmy’s Sand Trap in the strip center on the southeast corner of Webber and Beneva — exactly the spot in which the first Barnacle Bill’s opened 13 years ago. It is in its seventh month — the ideal time to try a new place, because it has had time to work out the kinks. Though its foundation is established, the menu is continually evolving by the rollout of new dishes as specials and keeping what is most successful. There is even an informal test market procedure — two groups of women who play mah-

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There was a lively South Beach vibe Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota for the 2011 Dream Makers Ball benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. Event cochairs were Tom and Kristy Cail; their party attracted more than 400 guests. The evening kicked off with a formal dinner tailored to the Boys & Girls Clubs’ devoted donors and included a contemporary art exhibit provided by students and alumni of Ringling College of Art and Design. The dinner honored 2011 Dream Maker, Wells Purmort, a founding vice president of the Sarasota organization in 1970 and an active supporter since. His son, Jamie, is a current member of the Boys & Girls Clubs Board of Directors. A polio patient as a young man, Purmort told inspiring stories about how he overcame the physical and mental challenges that arose from his illness. An after-party starting at 10 p.m. extended the South Beach concept and catered to a younger demographic.

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+ A party within a party Jim Buck celebrated his 75th birthday by taking his entire family to the Cat Depot Pawpurr’s Ball Nov. 19. According to his wife, Susan: “It was his birthday, and he could do anything he wanted and what he wanted was to bring everyone here.” Happy birthday, Jim. See more photos of his party pick on page 10 and online at www.YourObserver.com.

What is top of mind about your 2011 Thanksgiving? Here are answers from readers and friends … for whom I am always thankful! Leslie and Lindsey Glass: “We are especially thankful for the extraordinary addiction recovery community that exists all across this great nation.” Couturier Marisu Miranda: “My thanks to be able to do my work and to continue having my dreams come true.” Andi Munzer: “Very grateful to the universe for providing me the love of my life. We are healthy and we are going to be grandparents for the sixth time. YEA!!!” Marcia Jean Taub: “We are thankful we could be included in a Thanksgiving meal with so many intelligent women who give so much to the Sarasota community. It made me feel very happy and humbled to know I will be making my home amongst you.” Ruth Lando: “I’m especially grateful for the generosity, kindness, love and bighearted spirit sharing of our friends, Judi and Paul Gallagher, who included us in their Thanksgiving feast of feasts for 30 guests. I may never recover from

my food coma ... ” Jewel Ash: “Mike and I spoke of how fortunate we are to be together in a loving marriage and getting to be old fogies. Just a moment ago, he reminded me the number of times my walker rolled over his feet ... what can I say ... he has to look where he’s going!” Harry Leopold: “I am grateful that I like our 18-year-old daughter’s boyfriend. Seriously …I’m thankful for the 50 donors who are providing beautiful orchids for staff members of 50 Sarasota non-profit organizations as a way of showing appreciation for the important work they do.” Mary Lou Johnson: “I am so thankful for my incredibly loving husband, Bill, our daughters, Randi and Erica, and our extended families. All are healthy and that is No. 1.” Barbara Brizdle: “I’m thankful that I got to play Maj with my grandchildren — all teenagers who love the game. We had a ball!” Margaret Wise: “Just being with the people I love and having no one in the hospital is a big thing for us.” Jaymie Klauber: “I am thankful that in this economy we had 675 happy and full guests at Polo Grill today with whom to share the holiday.”

+ Tidbits Molly Schechter

Front: Sumaya Ayad, Josie LeBlanc and Camryn Cohen Back: John LeBlanc, Jake LeBlanc, Susan Buck, Jennifer LeBlanc and Jim Buck

+ Start early for this walk The Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes isn’t until March, but Lulu Lemon is bringing yoga pro Tracey Dease to teach on the beach for a kick-off party at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5. The class is free, though donations to Make-A-Wish are welcome. And attendees who sign up a Walk for Wishes team at the party will receive a Make-A-Wish goodie. No reservations required. Namasté.

Welcome back, Bill … so nice to see Bill Coleman back out on the town at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe gala … Oops! ... Photos of the Saks/Nuovo event on page 11 of the Nov. 17 Diversions should have been credited to Whittany Gibson. And Jean Weidner was incorrectly identified in this column Nov. 24. She is founder of Designing Women Boutique and is director of its estates and downsizing division. Carol Phillips is president of Designing Women Boutique ... Santa Baby … A gang of Saks Fifth Avenue associates

Black Tie Affair Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center SPARCCle for the Holidays 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at The Oaks Club; Ticket $98; Contact Carol Chiarella at 925-1334 How does this sound for a fun evening? Cocktails, gourmet cheeses, fruits and mingling followed by dinner and dancing featuring the live band Karma. A ticket that is only $98 makes it sound even better, especially when you factor in an open bar, holiday attire and singles welcome. SPARCC founder Jean Gay and longtime board member Mary Ann Robinson are honorary chairwomen. Carol Chiarella is the event chairwoman, and you are cordially invited to join in the fun to benefit the Sarasota organization dedicated to providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and to promoting a violence-free community through awareness and education.

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Saks Fifth Avenue associates Tara Langdale, Anna Roman, Liz Amberger, Reba Evans, Barbara Jean Durando and Eileen Sanguinetti kicked off the holiday season with this holiday song performance ...

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Honoring Patrick Kennedy for tickets visit our website or email marlene@sunshinefromdarkness.org

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The Artful Lobster Saturday, Nov. 19 The Hermitage Artist Retreat

Steve and Dale Adler with Gene and Judy Jones

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Executive Director Bruce Rodgers and event Chairwoman Debbi Benedict

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Amanda Cattaneo, Elizabeth Van Riper and Carol Whitebold

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Co-Chairwomen Edie Chaifetz and Bunny Skirboll

Gordon Greenfield, Sarasota Orchestra vice president of marketing, and Joseph McKenna, Sarasota Orchestra chairman and CEO

Marsha Panuce and Anne Folsom Smith

Marilyn Kessler and Judy Bloch

Pat VanSteoum and Sue Connizzo

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CAMERA READY YMCA Foundation of Sarasota Annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon honoring SEN. Bob Johnson Wednesday, Nov. 16 | Michael’s On East

Jim Sartori and Alena Fowler

Seated: Sarah Troutt, Pat and former Sen. Bob Johnson and Alex Troutt. Back: Tracy and MIchael Lucci, John Troutt, Jeannene Mironack, Kevin and Kathryn Sperber and Cecilia and John Troutt.

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December 1 YMCA Foundation of Sarasota VIP Dinner ‘A Currier & Ives Christmas’ Benefiting: YMCA Foundation of Sarasota When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Field Club Contact: Kathy Purdy, 951-1336 Price: $200 2 24th annual Festival of Trees, Lights

and Holiday Gifts Benefiting: The Florida Center for Early Childhood When: 6 p.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chairs: Sylvia Zimmerman, Melissa Caldwell and Sonya Dlug Contact: 371-8820, Ext. 1165 Price: $175

3 Hot Dogs and Cool Cats ‘Laugh Your Paws Off’   Benefiting: Humane Society of Sarasota County When: 6 p.m. Where: Sarasota Yacht Club Chair: John Raleigh and Amie Boyle Contact: 955-4131 Price: $175 4 Designing Women Boutique Fashion Week Gala ‘Our Fair Ladies’ Benefiting: Designing Women Boutique When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chairs: Ida Zito and Carol Phillips Contact: 544-7612 Price: $175 5 Holiday Luncheon Hosted by: Sarasota Orchestra Association Benefiting: Sarasota Orchestra When: 11 a.m. Where: Sarasota Yacht Club Chairs: Betty Pickard and Caroline Ryan Contact: 966-8555 or 358-6673 Price: $50

Women’s Day Benefiting: The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee When: 11 a.m. Where: Beatrice Friedman Theater Chairs: Fran Braverman and Allison Silver-Schwartz Contact: Ilene Fox, 371-4546, Ext. 110 Price: $54 Sonata a due Benefiting: La Musica When: 6 p.m. Where: Charles Ringling House Chairs: Deborah Beacham, Janet Hunter and Rachele Rivolta Contact: Janet Hunter, 371-6798 Price: $150

Presents The

6 Poinsettia Luncheon Hosted by: Sarasota Opera Guild Benefiting: Sarasota Opera When: 11 a.m. Where: Michael’s On East Chair: Antonette Cunningham Contact: 9666351 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

SARASOTA

LISZT FESTIVAL Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Franz Liszt’s birth

DECEMBER 1st through 6th 2011 CONCERT OVERVIEW

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: 952-WISH Price: $35 for adults, $10 for children Sparccle for the Holidays  Benefiting: Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center When: 6 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

 Isabelle Wright, Sally Faron and Jack Wright at La Musica’s Sonata a due in 2010.

OF SARASOTA

Thursday – December 1 – 7:30 p.m. Church of the Redeember 222 South Palm Avenue – Sarasota (General seating – $25) “Franz Liszt – The Sacred and Profane” Ann Stephenson-Moe, organ Michael Edward Stuart, organ Sunday – December 4 – 7:30 p.m. Historic Asolo Theater at the Ringling Museum of Art 5201 Bay Shore Road – Sarasota (Reserved seating – $35, $40) “Nature, Love and the Devil” Dmitri Vorobiev, piano Xiao-Feng Wu, piano Catherine Martin, mezzo-soprano

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Monday – December 5 – 7:30 p.m. St. Armands Key Lutheran Church 40 N. Adams - St. Armands Key (General seating – $40) “Wedding Fantasy” Dmitri Vorobiev, piano Xiao-Feng Wu, piano Rachel Assi, alto Bonnie Caplan, harp Michael Wittenburg, organ Gloria Musicae singers, under the direction of Joseph Holt Tuesday – December 6 – 7:30 p.m. Historic Asolo Theater at the Ringling Museum of Art 5201 Bay Shore Road – Sarasota (Reserved seating – $35, $40) “Rhapsody” Dmitri Vorobiev, piano Xiao-Feng Wu, piano Catherine Martin, mezzo-soprano

to benefit

Safe Place And Rape Crisis Center SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011 The Oaks Club 301 MacEwen Drive, Osprey, FL

6:00 pm: Cocktails, Gourmet Cheeses, Fruits & Mingling 7:00 pm: Dinner & Dancing featuring the Live Band Karma Open Bar | HOliday attire | SingleS WelcOme Reservations $98. RSVP by Dec. 2nd. For reservation information, please call 365-0208, Ext. 106.

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