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Siesta Key groups get hands-on at event. PAGE 15A
+ Chair-y funny Jeanne and Gerard Ezcurra lounged in their comically oversized lawn chair at the Youth Rock Paper Scissors tournament Friday, May 18, at Siesta Key Beach. “You’ve never seen a chair this big?” asked Gerard. “You must not hang out with me very much. You can find a lot of things on the Internet.”
Dale Rieke and Jenny Acheson let loose in their Wood Street Studio. INSIDE
Ruth Ritenour has seen Siesta Key grow. PAGE 14A
countdown By Alex Mahadevan | News Editor
Fireworks funding sees explosive start
By Alex Mahadevan | News Editor
The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce has raised more funding this year than it did in 2011 for the Fourth of July fireworks show. Kevin Cooper recalls the first time he was charged with organizing the Fourth of July fireworks on Siesta Beach — it was exhausting. Cooper, executive director
of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, had taken his current position in 2010. He arrived at the beach at roughly 6 a.m. on the Fourth of July to oversee the VIP Beach Party, a
crucial fundraiser for the chamber, and left at 10:30 or 11 p.m., he said. “When you see something
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In Sarasota County, commercial property owners must keep sounds at or below 75 decibels when measured from the real property line between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.
County eyes ways to quiet sound saga
STRIKING A POSE
Sarasota County Administrator Randall Reid has asked for a budget option to add a code enforcement officer on Siesta Key.
Felicity Lui, 5, Giovanna Hansen, 5, Dante Hansen, 3, and Natasha Antoniuk, 4, pose with the rectangularsaurus.
+ New species of dinosaur spotted The 4- to 5-year-old class, also known as the Seahorses, at St. Boniface Preschool, created a “rectangularsaurus” as one of its class projects. Though the Seahorse class did most of the work, constructing and painting the dinosaur, they did include their younger classmates in the fun. According to preschool Director Dick Aubry, the rectangularsaurus has been seen at various locations on the school’s campus eating leaves, grass and M&Ms! Word has it that the dinosaur is destined to have a permanent home in a child’s garden.
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Gus Mahler, 12, Dakota Dickerson, 12, and Drew Hill, 6, anxiously wait for their names to come up on the screen while Gus types in their names, Friday, May 18, at the Out-of-Door Academy Buddy Bowling day, at Sarasota Lanes. See more photos on page 18A.
When Brad Bailey visited Fort Lauderdale, he noticed an audible surprise. As he strolled the boardwalk with his two children, passing the myriad of bars and restaurants, the music from each establishment was confined to the walls within each particular storefront. “I thought to myself, ‘I wonder what they’re doing (differently) down here?’” he said. Bailey, Sarasota County zoning administrator, wasn’t in South Florida for work, but his thought shows how much the noise issue in Siesta Key Village has impeded the minds of those involved. The current sound regulations affecting Siesta Village are not actually part of a zoning ordinance, said Bailey. They are part of an environmental ordinance that includes considerations for the whir of street sweepers, din of mosquito fogging and ringing of church bells — all of which are exempt from restrictions. In Sarasota County, commercial property owners must keep sounds of any kind at or below 75 decibels
SEE NOISE / PAGE 2A
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NOISE / FROM 1A when measured from the real property line between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Sound can’t exceed 70 decibels for the rest of the day unless coming from an enclosed building, which is capped at 75, according to documents sent by Code Enforcement Officer John Lally. However, in Siesta Key Village there are four establishments that have special exceptions to these regulations. Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar, the Hub Baja Grill, Captain Curt’s Oyster Bar and Siesta Key Oyster Bar all have special exceptions, which allow for varying levels of regulatory easement. These exceptions take nearly six months to acquire and require a neighborhood workshop and two public hearings. If there is probable cause to believe a restaurant or bar has violated a noise ordinance, it receives a warning and has 15 minutes to comply, with the exception of car noises, which can be resolved within two days.
FIREWORKS / FROM 1A that you (organized) light up the night sky,” he says, gesturing with obvious excitement, “that makes it all worth it.” It also happened to be his first time as a spectator at a Siesta Key fireworks show. Cooper’s story is one of a fresh Sarasotan, however, nostalgia that many find in the spectacle drives massive demand for the show, which will cost approximately $34,000 this year. As with most problems a nonprofit organization faces, funding is the highest hurdle the chamber meets as sole bankroller of the event. It must pay Zambelli Fire-
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Fines of up to $500 and jail time of up to 60 days are issued if the noise doesn’t stop or there’s another infraction within 90 days. Fines for infractions are the same in the city of Indian Rocks Beach, one of the townships county commissioners have looked to for possible ordinance
amendments. (See sidebar.) One such change would be the inclusion of entertainment permits, which would be required by commercial property owners who want to host live music. Indian Rocks Beach requires bars or restaurants to apply for a permit, then renew annually. If the permit were issued, a violation of the town’s noise ordinance — that sets limits at 60 to 66 decibels — would result in the city stripping the establishment of the permit. If the zoning ordinance is amended and entertainment permits are added to Sarasota County guidelines, another fulltime staffer could be required for processing permits, which would cost roughly $49,000, according to a report presented to county commissioners in May. County Administrator Randall Reid is submitting a budget option for an additional code shift officer to work odd hours for enforcement, according to an email message from Reid. The same report estimated the cost
of a full-time code enforcement officer to be $44,000. Code-enforcement officers have decibel meters that are kept under lock and key to protect their integrity for court evidence. However, bouncers at many of the Village bars, like the Siesta Key Oyster Bar, have phone applications that do the same thing. Usually, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is the first to get notified about the noise. “It’s a joint effort,” Bailey said. Officers will usually look for a disturbing the peace charge when responding to noise complaints instead of a code viola-
tion, Bailey explained. But, after receiving an officer’s report that usually contains sound readings, the county can take the violation to a special issue magistrate court. Sarasota County commissioners will determine the next move in the noise debacle at an unknown date. “It could be in two days, two weeks or two months,” Bailey said.
works, a Newcastle, Penn.-based fireworks manufacturer, upfront for the pyrotechnics, which comprises 85% of the total cost of the celebration. Further, the profit margin of the showcase is as thin as leaves of a sea grape plant. Of the 240 spaces available for reservation as part of the VIP package, the chamber must sell 220 to cover costs, Cooper said. “We don’t leave ourselves much room,” he says. In addition, most of the revenue raised to pay for the show comes in during the two weeks prior. The fireworks show in Akron,
Ohio — Cooper’s hometown — was scaled back in 2010 and canceled in 2011 because the city could no longer afford the three decades-old tradition. Cooper doesn’t want to allow a dark sky to hang over Siesta Beach on Fourth of July, so he brought the business virtue of diversity to the non-profit organization. So far this year, the chamber has raised $2,500 for the event, which is more than it had raised this same time last year. Instead of seeking a large firm to partner with in exchange for firework funds, he ratcheted up the number of fundraising events, such as the Siesta Key 5K run, and
a raffle to be the lucky person to play “Wile E. Coyote” and start this year’s fireworks show with a cartoonish TNT plunger. The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Poker Tournament, which will be held for the first time Thursday, June 7, will accommodate 200 people, but even with the early success of raffle tickets, Cooper is staying reserved. “With new events, it’s always an uphill battle,” he said. “You never know what to expect.” These all complement the Fourth of July VIP Beach Party, which was the focal fundraising effort prior to Cooper’s arrival,
and it still bears importance. “People have come to expect certain things,” he said, “and our job is to give it to them.” Gold Coast Distributing Inc. provides brews, and Siesta Village restaurants bring the food. The cost is $150 for two adults, $15 for children ages 11 to 15, and it’s free for kids younger than 11. Mark Smith, chairman of the chamber’s board of directors, is usually the “watermelon man” at the beach party, slicing hunks of melon for people from all over the county. “I’ve always been impressed by community involvement,” he said.
Hear That? Sound intensity is measured in decibels. Here are some ordinary — and not-soordinary — sounds and their decibel level to clarify what code-enforcement officers measure when busting sound scofflaws. 140 decibels — aircraft carrier deck 80 decibels — garbage disposal 70 decibels — vacuum cleaner 10 decibels — labored breathing (Levels in bold are roughly equivalent to current zoning ordinance restrictions.)
Indian Rocks Siesta Key Beach Population 6,565 4,113 $51,119 $54,768 Median income (2009) Median housing price (2009) $768,943 $718,439 Median resident age 62.7 52 Decibel regulations for commercial zones 70 to 75 60 to 66 Allowed Permit required Live music (Data retrieved from U.S. Census and city websites)
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A Taste of Asia to leave Village A week after the Pelican Press reported on the exit of two Siesta Key Village mainstays from the strip, business continues to shuffle with the departure of a couple of new faces.
Sarasota County Administrator Randall Reid learned the virtue of preparedness in his days as an Eagle Scout.
County prepares for 2012 hurricane season In a year when forecasters are predicting fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic than 2011, Sarasota County officials don’t want residents to let their guard down this season. Randall Reid knows preparedness. The Sarasota County administrator was an Eagle Scout as a youth, a role he channeled while addressing media about the 2012 hurricane season with the mantra: “Always be prepared.” Gulf Coast residents have likely heard the phrase every year as hurricane season approaches, but this year some county officials worry about underestimation of the dangers ahead during hurricane season, Reid explained during the meeting on Monday, May 21. This is partly due to the number of hurricanes expected to form in the Atlantic Basin this year compared with data recorded during the 2011 hurricane season. Ed McCrane, the county’s emergency management chief, reiterated Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project prediction of six hurricanes expected to form near Florida in the Atlantic Basin — a 33% decrease compared with last year’s totals. The average number of hurricanes recorded from 1950 to 2000 is 8.2, 26% more than this year’s prediction. He also stressed the importance of early preparation, noting some behaviors that country residents should avoid. For example, a preparation tip agencies often stress is to fill the family vehicle with gas — the tank itself, not gas cans. “Having gas cans in your vehicle before a storm is very dangerous,” McCrane said. Siesta Key residents, as well as those who work on the barrier
hurricane Preparation protocol • Make a personal hurricane plan. Review and rehearse the plan with the entire family. • Know your evacuation zone. (scgov.net/kyz/KnowYourZone. aspx) • If someone has special needs and needs assistance, contact Emergency Management to get them registered before the hurricane. • Fill bathtub with water for hygiene purposes. • Fill containers with water (one gallon per person and pet per day). • Fill vehicle gas tanks. • Get cash (ATMs may be unavailable). • Items you need to have and what you need to do regardless of your decision to stay or go. • Have a disaster supply kit. (scgov.net/emergencyservices/ DisasterKits/carkit) • Inspect your home to determine how well it will withstand major hurricane winds. • Maintain the outside of your home. • If you don’t have pre-installed shutters, measure all windows for island, should keep documentation of residency in case bridge access is restricted. Employees of Siesta businesses should have a note from their superior, McCrane said. This is a precaution designed to minimize looting if the island is badly damaged dur-
plywood covers. • Review all insurance policies to ensure they are up-to-date and provide adequate coverage. • Learn the storm surge history and flood potential of your area. • Take a written inventory of belongings. • Ensure your pets have tags with address and phone number. During the hurricane if you plan to stay: • Stay inside at all times. • Stay away from windows and doors. • Listen to local media for continuous coverage of the storm. • Have a set of “rabbit ears” or other small antenna on hand if cable or satellite is interrupted. During the hurricane if you plan to evacuate: • Determine in advance where you will go. • Have a backup plan. • Take your hurricane survival kit with you. • If you plan to evacuate to a public shelter, familiarize yourself ing a hurricane, he said. Families should decide as soon as possible whether they would stay in their homes if a hurricane threatens Sarasota or evacuate, as the steps to ensuring safety are different for each scenario. (See sidebar.)
with local public shelters and what to do with your pets. After the Hurricane • Listen to local radio stations and your NOAA Weather Radio for emergency information. • Do not use public water for cooking or drinking until you are notified it is safe. • Only use telephone for emergencies. • Carefully survey any damage. • Stay away from downed power lines. • Keep children from playing in standing water and make sure they are wearing shoes. • Videotape or photograph your home prior to making any temporary repairs to prevent further damage. • Clearly mark the street address on your home so insurance adjusters and repair crews can identity your location. • Contact your insurance agent. • If you have evacuated, do not attempt to return home until local officials have announced it is safe.
When Selina Lum found a location for her restaurant in Siesta Key Village, she signed an eight-year lease thinking it would be a savvy business move. Now, she and her husband, Lam Lum, South Asian immigrants, plan to sell the lease at their current Siesta location and move to a new location on Tamiami Trail. After nearly one-and-a-half years in Siesta Village, Selina Lum and her husband stand inside the dusty remains of a Wendy’s on Tamiami Trail, which still bears the recognizable curved window front. The new location is larger than the restaurant’s current site next to Gabbiano’s. “Our daughter expressed interest in the family business,” Selina Lum said, so the couple decided to upsize to accommodate her interest. “It was always just the two of us.” The Lums previously owned a restaurant in downtown Sarasota under the same name, where they were for six years ,before opening the Siesta Key Village site in September 2010. “There were no Asian restaurants on (Siesta Key), so we weren’t expecting to leave so soon,” Selina Lum said. The couple has already received three offers for the restaurant in the northwest corner of the plaza that also houses Davidson Drugs. Selina Lum said the Lum family is being rewarded for the hard work of undergoing two relocations in less than two years; they’re particularly excited to have their own parking lot. “We’re life-and-death believers in the idea of karma,” Selina Lum said. “People get what they deserve.”
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The 2012 hurricane guide for the Tampa Bay area has not been released at the publishing time, however, McCrane said this year’s guide will be very similar to last year’s, with minor changes in regard to protocol for people with disabilities.
Lam Lum, owner of a Taste of Asia, stands behind the bar of the property he and is wife, Selina, will renovate to open their new restaurant.
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+ Hines joins commission race Charles Hines will run for the open District 5 seat on the Sarasota County Commission. The seat is now available after the Florida Supreme Court ruled term limits constitutional, thus halting Commissioner Jon Thaxton’s re-election run. Hines, a Nokomis attorney, officially announced his candidacy Friday, May 18, eight days after the ruling. Job creation and balancing the county budget are some of his top priorities, according to a news release. Hines joins William Brian Slider and former North Port City Commissioner Vanessa Carusone, both Republicans, in the race for Thaxton’s seat. “I believe my life, education, volunteerism and experience have prepared me for this role,” Hines said in a written statement.
+ Commission extends sunset for Village permits The Sarasota Board of County Commissioners approved an amendment to extend the sunset period for temporary-use permits for Siesta Key Village bars and restaurants from June 8 this year to July 14, 2014. County staff worked with representatives from the Siesta Key Association, the Siesta Key Village Association and the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce to adopt an ordinance allowing outside special events for specific dates and within time guidelines. No temporary-use permits have been issued by press time.
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Meetings &agendas Gulf Gate Library public meeting — 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24, St. Andrew United Church of Christ, 6908 Beneva Road, Sarasota Siesta Key Village Association — 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar, 5250 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key Sarasota County Commission Meeting — 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, R.L. Anderson Administration Building, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice Siesta Key Association — 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, St. Boniface Episcopal, Room F, 5615 Midnight Pass Road., Siesta Key Tourist Development Council — 4 p.m. Thursday, June 7, R.L. Anderson Administration Building, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice
Education gathered for an emergency meeting to discuss abysmal scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, data was released showing a larger ratio of Sarasota County students scored above average than the state. For the writing portion of the exam, which was given to students in grade three through 10, more than 85% of students in grades four, eight and 10 scored more than a 3 or higher than the state average. The board of education considers scores greater than 3 to be proficient. The threshold of 3 is the result of education officials recently lowering the proficient level from 4.
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Msgr. Stearns honored for ruby jubilee The parish of St. Michael the Archangel celebrated Msgr. Joseph Stearns’ 40th anniversary of being a priest Sunday, May 20. Stearns was honored during the 10:30 a.m. Mass for his 40 years of serving as a priest, five of which have been at St. Michael the Archangel. Following Mass, the congregation celebrated with a buffet brunch catered by Clayton’s. Stearns admitted that he became teary during the service.
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Downtown Sarasota will be bathed in red, white and blue, Monday, May 28, for the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. The theme for this yearâ€™s parade is â€œA Nation Forever Grateful,â€? and the parade will pay special tribute to the heroic men and women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee is extending a special invitation to veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom to be the first civilian unit in the parade.Â Those who can help locate Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the area should contact Jerry Derrick at 861-2899 with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee. Dan Kunkel, a member of the Patriotic Observer Committee, reported that approximately 1,000 people and 30 groups will participate in the parade, including veterans service organizations, lawenforcement agencies, marching bands, color guards, fire departments and more. The keynote speaker will be Scott Bill, a local builder, whose son, Brian, died in August in Afghanistan. Brian Bill was among 22 Navy Seals who died in the largest single-day loss of life for the Navy Seals. Brian Bill was highly decorated with four Bronze Star medals with valor, a Purple Heart and two Combat Action Ribbons. Scott Bill recently attended the Knights of Columbus Patriotic Ball in place of his son as one of the five honorees for the annual event. Scott Bill spoke at the Veterans Day ceremony in November after accepting a proclamation from the city honoring his son. â€œIt is still very tough (to talk about my son) and it will be for a long time,â€? Scott Bill said. â€œBut, I want to do it, and I want to
The commission unanimously approved a new water main pipeline running from Siesta Key to Casey Key. The Sarasota County Commission unanimously approved Wednesday, May 23, a coastal variance that would allow the construction of a new water main pipeline interconnection between Siesta Key and Casey Key. The new connection, which faces commission approval June 5, would eliminate future water disruptions that occur because of the current pipe thatâ€™s outlived its lifespan and is leaking. A new pipeline route, which is simpler to operate than the current pipeline, would be built 35 feet underground. It would connect the south end of Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key to the north end of Casey Key Road across the Palmer Point Park property at 1800 N. Casey Key Road on Casey Key. The 10-inch water main and 2,700 feet of linear pipeline will be installed using a directional drilling method, and the project is not expected to impact the native habitat. Coral Springs-based Arrow Directional Boring Inc. is the recommended contractor for the project, which has a proposed cost of $1.1 million, according to a spokeswoman for Sarasota County Public Works. If approved by commissioners, construction of the pipeline is expected to begin in late June or early July and conclude in late October. Sarasota County Commissioner and Siesta Key resident Nora Patterson complimented staff on negotiating easements over the last two years to make
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Midnight Pass is the often-disputed inlet separating Siesta Key and Casey Key.
the project possible. â€œItâ€™s a benefit to (Siesta Key and Casey Key) because when thereâ€™s a water leak along Midnight Pass Road, staff canâ€™t repair it without shutting everybodyâ€™s water off for a day,â€? Patterson said. â€œThis project provides a safeguard for all residents.â€? City Editor Kurt Schultheis contributed to this report.
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It wasn’t technically a miracle when David Warren spotted people who appeared to be walking on water near a friend’s boat last month off the coast of Siesta Key. But the cadence of the Manchester native’s brogue races as he describes the miraculous scene he encountered on a sandbar that emerged last month on the northern tip of Siesta Key Beach. “I’ve lived here for nine years, and I’ve been coming here for more than 20,” Warren said. “And I’ve never seen a sandbar that big in that area.” He would know: The owner of Banana Bay Club rarely misses a Sunday boating excursion. Peter van Roekens, president of the Sarasota Boater’s Coalition and vice president of the Siesta Key Association, said the sandbar isn’t new. He would know: He lives in Terrace East that overlooks the sand mass and has taken millions of depth sound measurements of Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay waters.
“I don’t think it’s ever been as pronounced as it is now,” Roekens conceded. The size of the ocean oasis — a football field’s length and width at low tide — makes it ideal for Sunday meet-ups, a tradition for Sarasota boaters. “It’s easier to meet on a sandbar than drop anchor,” Warren said. And the sandbar is safe from laws barring canines from beaches: Warren’s daughter and other boaters give their dogs a pseudo-beach experience on the sandbar. But boaters aren’t the only ones able to experience the thrill of watching a Siesta sunset at a closer distance than possible from the beach. The depth of the ridge of sand connecting the sandbar to the beach barely reaches 4 feet. Roekens said the sand movement in the region makes predicting how long the sandbar will remain difficult — especially with several plans to stabilize and renourish Longboat Pass being considered. “The Coast Guard had to remark the area because it was too shallow,” he explained about the surf of northern Siesta Beach. “I would guess (the sandbar) is so big because of the dredging on Lido Beach.”
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Noise issue is one of choices The latest ruckus over noise levels in Siesta Key Village brings to mind that old Rodney King line from the Los Angeles riots: “Can’t we all just get along?” This is our area’s version of the 35-year dispute between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky, though not nearly as bloody. Tensions and emotions often run high, though, in Siesta Key’s on-again, off-again skirmishes between some of the residents of the Terrace East condominiums and the bar-restaurant owners in the Village. So here we are again, and some residents are now lobbying Sarasota County government officials to intervene again with more intervention. Now they’re talking about adding another county code-enforcement officer and perhaps amending noise ordinances to institute a noise-permitting system. Please, no more government. To add these layers of government policing and intervention would take a page out of the late Milton Friedman’s Law of Laws. We all know how it goes: Aggrieved citizens lobby their representatives to right a perceived wrong or to gain special favor. Once the law or favor is codified, it generates unintended consequences that, in time, result in modifications, more interventions
and additions to the first law. Then those new modifications create more unintended consequences, which bring even more modifications and interventions. And so on and so on. No wonder the national regulatory burden as gargantuan as it is. To be sure, the residents who live near Siesta Key Village, and in particular those who live near its bars and restaurants, have a right to live in peace and unharmed. Likewise, the owners of the bars and restaurants have a right to pursue their own happiness on their properties — so long as they don’t harm their neighbors. But what, then, constitutes harm or damage? At what point — and at what time of night — is the sound of live music damaging? It’s like judging ugliness — we all know it when we see it, but it’s different for everyone. So in modern America, the way we deal with such neighborhood issues and vagaries is for small groups, sometimes mobs, to complain to and pressure elected officials to adopt laws to prevent the unwanted behavior. Heaven forbid, two neighbors get together face to face, talk like adults and reach a happy medium. There really are no solutions to this issue. There are only choices.
The residents who don’t like the noise can: stay, be miserable and keep griping; they can move; buy out the bars and shut them down; install sound-proof windows and other noise-abatement materials in their homes and condos; or even work with the bars in search of a happy medium. The bar owners have choices, too. They can: comply with the existing noise ordinances; perhaps install more noise-abatement materials; discontinue live music or discontinue it during early-morning hours; they can violate the noise ordinances, pay fines, bring on more government regulation and generate ill-will with their neighbors; or they can reach out and work with their neighbors. They might even study whether the late-night live music is producing a favorable return on investment. The best choices should be obvious. In the end, restaurants and bars are good for the community. They add to Siesta Key’s quality of life for residents and visitors. And it is in their selfish interests to do what is right and reasonable. Likewise, Village residents probably recognize: If you choose to live near the Village, the bar scene will be a part of your life. More government enforcement and regulation isn’t the right answer.
Neither racism nor guns is the problem The media are determined to make a traditional liberal, anti-gun narrative out of the Trayvon Martin shooting and will cobble together any items necessary to keep the flames fanned. A recent story out of the Sarasota HeraldTribune’s Tallahassee bureau combined the Martin shooting with Gov. Rick Scott’s “quick rejection” of the Tampa mayor’s request for a concealed weapons ban near the Republican convention in August. The story quoted, at length, the Washington, D.C.-based Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun ROD Violence, the biggest THOMSON anti-gun group. (The story did not quote the National Rifle Association for the other side of the story.) But we can move away from the typical media efforts to move the left-of-center agenda forward and just look at the facts of Martin and gun ownership. In the Martin case, the 17-year-old was shot and killed in Sanford by George Zimmerman, apparently during a scuffle. Because Zimmerman was not charged at first, this became an indictment of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, which set about to clarify when someone in his home could use deadly force on an assailant. Many other states have such laws because too many homeowners were being hauled to court
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and bankrupted by attorney fees to defend themselves for shooting an intruder. But Stand Your Ground as a cause célèbre was a complete hoax by the so-called “civil rights” establishment. It just doesn’t apply. Martin did not break into Zimmerman’s home. Zimmerman was not being attacked or under threat of attack when he first came across Martin walking through his gated community. The 911 operator told Zimmerman not follow Martin, and it is not clear if Zimmerman followed those instructions. Whatever happened next, the basic stipulations required in Stand Your Ground were not met and so it is irrelevant. Yet in the typical media race circus, the law became a news focal point, along with a heavy dose of racism. So Gov. Rick Scott appointed a state panel to investigate the law and its application. But Stand Your Ground was passed in 2005 — seven years ago. And this is the first brouhaha over it, and it is not even related. What a waste of time, energy and our short attention span. The story finally subsided some. So, when Scott turned down Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s request for the gun ban around the downtown convention center, the story was back on! Scott was backed by the NRA — again, not quoted in the story. It’s difficult to determine the number of gun self-defense uses. For instance, a murder or manslaughter goes into the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports. But if the local prosecutor determines it was justifiable self-defense and drops the charges, then it
does not. There was no crime, hence it does not go into the crime report database. There have been numerous studies in recent decades, and their numbers are all over the place. In 2008, just under 11,000 murders were committed by guns in the United States. A 2000 study published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology determined that civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year. Studies have gone as low as 185,000 times and as high as 1.5 million. The numbers suggest gun-control laws work against the goal of protecting Americans from harm. So, where there have been draconian gun laws, there seems to be either no effect or a negative effect. The classic example is Washington, D.C, which banned handguns, even inside residents’ homes, until the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the law in 2007. In the years in which the district had the extreme gun-control law, murder and other violent crimes soared. This does not prove a causal effect, but it certainly makes it hard to argue that gun-control laws reduce crime. Despite the efforts to make Florida look like the Wild West with extreme gun laws, there is simply no evidence. Neither the data nor the anecdotes work. But that does not stop the media agenda. Oh, and Florida’s crime rate dropped under both its relaxed gun laws and Stand Your Ground. Rod Thomson can be reached at email@example.com.
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borders and boundaries By Alex Mahadevan | News Editor
Commission approves reprecincting Sarasota County Commissioners approved an ordinance for new precinct numbers and layouts, which is expected to save the county thousands during elections.
The office of the Supervisor of Elections will hold meetings to educate the public about the redistricting process on the following dates: Tuesday, June 12 Wednesday, June 13 Tuesday, June 19 Wednesday, June 20 Thursday, June 21 Check the Supervisor of Elections website at sarasotavotes.com to find out where and what time the meetings will be held as the office adds calendar information.
Department of Justice enforces as part of the Voting Rights Act. Because the new districts would cause some local precincts to disappear, Sarasota resident Pat Rounds said this would be hard on people who don’t own cars. She noted there was little public discussion about the plan prior to approval date, something that was promised on the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections website. Kirschner took the podium and gave some statistics about Sarasota’s Latino population, noting that although 70% of those groups are eligible to vote, only 20% actually do so. “(Sarasota County) must have great concerns that for any change we make we engage the community,” he said. The phrase “voter suppression” came up in two speeches to commissioners about reprecincting, which, if proved true through the court system, would rule new precincts unconstitutional. However, those who support reprecincting say there are enough ways to vote to outweigh any inconvenience of a new polling place. “You have to remember that this is 2012,” Dent said. In 2008, 60% of those who voted did so pri-
or to Election Day, with the help of absentee ballots. “I have a hard time accepting the fact that people are having a hard time voting,” said Commission Vice Chairman Joe Barbetta. “People, in general, would be more supportive of change based on how the change on how that change occurs,” said Commissioner Carol Mason “There’s no question that we need to do something in regard to reprecincting,” Commissioner Jon
Thaxton said. He said more public outreach would have been ideal, but noted that redistricting by the Florida Legislature was out of the county’s hands. Dent said regardless of the good that may have come from informing the public more thoroughly, she had to wait for commission approval before updating her website. “My polling place has been changed, maybe five times, and it’s not the end of the world,” said
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9:58 p.m. — 1200 block of Sea Plume Way. Impaired Person. Police encountered a woman thrashing about while lying in the middle of a roadway screaming in an unrecognizable language. An officer took her to jail after finding that no one was home while trying to return her to her residence.
11 p.m. — 5300 block of Siesta Cove Drive. Grand Theft. A woman reported that a $600 vacuum cleaner, $1,000 suitcase, some clothes and prescription medication were stolen from her vehicle. An officer was unable to dust for fingerprints because the vehicle owner had been touching the car before police arrived.
2:15 p.m. — corner of Island Circle and Las Rosas. Vehicle Crash. A woman
4:30 p.m. — 3900 block of Higel Avenue. Trespassing. A woman reported that a man she had hired in the past for odd jobs walked by her window while she was in bed. After hearing her garage close, she saw the suspect walk by her kitchen window. A neighbor spotted the man on his bike and threatened him by saying, “You had better have a gun.” The rear hatch of the woman’s car was found open, and the suspect escaped.
7:15 p.m. — 900 block of Beach Road. Battery. After riding her bike to meet a male friend, a woman reported that he got angry and pushed her so hard she had to take two steps backward to avoid falling. The woman said the suspect became angry when she asked to borrow a beach chair and he said yes with the clause that she would sit next to him. The woman responded, “I will be one minute,” which sparked the tussle.
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Millions of Americans are born nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism and must wear glasses or contact lenses. When we are over age 40, many of us need reading glasses or bifocals added to our glasses. When we are older, we may develop a cataract, a clouding of the eye’s lens, that blurs the vision. Now with a 10 - minute surgical procedure, we can implant a lens inside the eye or replace the eye’s lens to correct vision. The painless surgery is performed in most cases with no needle and no stitch. From 21 to 39 years of age, the surgery simply involves implanting a vision-correcting lens inside the eye. From age 40 and over, the surgery involves removing the natural lens and replacing it with the artificial lens. If the natural lens is removed from the eye, an additional advantage is that it will no longer be present to develop clouding and form a cataract later in life. After the procedure, over 85% of people no longer need glasses for driving, playing golf or tennis, watching TV, using the computer, or reading.
You’re invited to our place Siesta Key Chapel Presbyterian 4615 Gleason Ave.
Sunday Schedule Worship Service 10:00 Sunday School 10:00
Ruth Ritenour was one of the first residents of Siesta Isles and continues to stay involved in the community.
Adult Bible Study 9:00 Nursery open for service 80666
The Rev. Kathleen Wiggins
6135 Beechwood Ave. (North of Stickney Point and West of US 41)
Sunday Morning Worship Services 9:45 am Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary with Choir & Children’s Church 10:15 am Informal Worship Gathering in the Community Center Sanctus Pax A Wednesday Evening Prayer Service From 6:15 to 6:45 pm
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When Ruth Ritenour moved to Siesta Key with her husband and three children almost 50 years ago, their home in Siesta Isles was one of the only homes there. “My husband could go outside and hit a golf ball and not hit a single house,” she said. Today, plenty of houses surround Ritenour in Siesta Isles, but she doesn’t mind more neighbors. As a long-time resident of the community, she looks forward to attending the monthly “Siesta Isles Soiree.” Each month, a different home in the community hosts a cocktail party for the other residents. “It’s kind of nice — at least you get to know your neighbors,” says Ritenour. Ritenour graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in botany and biology. While in college, Ritenour’s older brother, Conrad, introduced her to her future husband, Ray. Ritenour says Ray’s smarts (he was an engineering major) and sincere kindness are what attracted her to him. The two began dating after she graduated college; they married a year later in 1950.
Rachel S. O’Hara
Shortly after, Ray took a job with Boeing Co. in Seattle, and the newlyweds relocated to the West Coast. During that time, Ritenour took a job as an assistant on a biology research project at the University of Wash-
ington. A return to Pittsburgh and three children later, Ray was offered a job with an electromechanical research company in Sarasota, and the family settled on Siesta Key, where, at the time, there
were few houses and the prices for lots on a canal were affordable. The fact that they could live on the water, have a boat and be so close to the beach was a major appeal. Ritenour spent the beginning of her time on the Key raising her three children, daughter, Nerine, and sons, Roger and Russell. But given her love of science and biology, it’s not surprising that she also has a green thumb, a passion she shared with Ray, who died in December. He worked in the vegetable garden while she tended to the herbs. “He always said that if you couldn’t eat it, it wasn’t worth growing,” she said. Ritenour still tends to her herbs and flowers and weeds the garden that has changed as much as Siesta Key over the last 48 years. She can’t imagine living anywhere else. “Somebody said, ‘Move near family,’ but I’d rather live here rather than in Virginia because they get all the snow!” she says. — Rachel S. O’Hara
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Learn more about an investigational once-a-day pain medication. Local doctors are currently conducting a clinical trial of an investigational once-a-day pain medication for patients who have been medically diagnosed with moderate to severe chronic nonmalignant or non-neuropathic pain.
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Photos by Nick Friedman
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Shyamali Mahure, Christine Yin, Clarissa Liu and John Potvin Right: Tournament participants wait for the games to begin.
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Members of the Pine View Key Club, Sarasota Middle School students and the Siesta Key Kiwanis Club celebrated the end of the school year with a barbecue and rock-paper-scissors tournament. Participants went hand-to-hand through several rounds of play until a champion was crowned. Gift cards were awarded to the final competitors. This year’s champion was Catherine Anderson.
Dave Carnevale, Bradley Arnold and Sarah Brickman Left: Catherine Anderson beat out dozens of competitors to be named this year’s champion.
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by Rachel S. O’Hara | Staff Photographer
ODA buddies bowled over by fun field trip First-graders and their sixth-grade buddies enjoyed one, final buddy-bonding experience Thursday, May 17, at Sarasota Lanes. Buddy Bowling has been an annual field trip for the first- and
sixth-grade buddies for more than 30 years. The students bowled for an hour and then enjoyed lunch at the bowling alley before heading back to campus.
Photos by Rachel S. O’Hara
Chloe Flanders, 12, Claire Maag, 7, and Yuneke Eustache, 11.
Zach Wells, 12, Cameron Lugannani, 7, and Thomas Polidoro, 12 Taber Chadwick, 12, helps his buddy, Pedro Princeno, 7
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★★it’s a parTY in The Students craft creative gifts Members of Ikebana International Sarasota taught more than 40 students the basic elements of creating Ikebana flower arrangements from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, Saturday, May 12, at the Gulf Gate Library. The children each made their own arrangements and took them home to present to their mothers as Mother’s Day gifts.
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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
real estate | transactions
By Adam Hughes | Research Editor
Four-bedroom Bay Island home sells for $2.95 million her home at 5325 Calle Florida to Dina Holstead, Sarasota, for $540,000. Built in 1976, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 1,548 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $177,500 in 2010.
The following residential real estate transactions took place between May 7 and May 11. A home in Bay Island tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Daniel and Janet Fangmeyer, of Waynesville, N.C., sold their home at 931 Norsota Way to Robert and Sarah Stern, Orlando, for $2.95 million. Built in 1988, it has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 6,155 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $2,512,500 in 2001.
Anna McCann, Sarasota, sold her Unit 108 condominium at 1139 Coquille St. to Jeffrey and Susan Russell, of Fort Thomas, Ky., for $445,000. Built in 1983, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,455 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $542,500 in 2009.
South Cocoanut Bayou
Timothy Lamb, Sarasota, sold his home at 1356 Point Crisp Road to 3065468 Nova Scotia Ltd. for $2.5 million. Built in 2005, it has five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, a pool and 7,047 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $3 million in 2009.
Peter and Bonnie Janak, of Metamore, Mich., sold their home at 1294 Whitehall Place to Al Besse and Scott Evers, Sarasota, for $1.5 million. Built in 1975, it has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,811 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.7 million in 2007.
Peppertree Bay Alex Mahadevan
This home at 931 Norsota Way in Bay Island has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 6,155 square feet of living area. It sold for $2.95 million.
Siesta Dunes Beach
Elaine and Thomas Pons, Sarasota, sold their Unit 104 condominium at 6208 Midnight Pass Road to Denton Groves Inc. for $725,000. Built in 1979, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,150 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $84,000 in 1979.
Andrew Cooper, Sarasota, sold his Unit PH-4 condominium at 5300 Ocean Blvd. to Jeffrey Gwinnell and Margaret Benham, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, for $640,000.
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Patricia Glasser, of Brooklyn, N.Y., sold her Unit 608 condominium at 5760 Midnight Pass Road to Martin and Patricia Fleming, of Riverside, Conn., for $600,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,361 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $525,000 in 2000.
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In the Center of Siesta Key Village, Lobster Pot is Siesta Key’s New England Seafood Restaurant. Open Broken egg Serving “Award Winning” food for over 24 years. for lunch & dinner Mon.-Sat. & dinner seasonally on Indoor & outdoor dining, catering and take-out available. Sundays. They offer everything from fresh fish cooked the way you want it … to Steak, Chops, & Chicken … to SieSta Key open daily: 7:30am-2:30pm Homemade Soups and more … Premium Wine & Beer. 140 Avenida Messina • 941-346-2750.
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Walter Danko, of Romeoville, Ill., sold his Unit 402-H condominium at 8779 Midnight Pass Road to Gerald Lewis and Yvonne Johnson, of Sautee, Ga., for $317,000. Built in 1980, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,303 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $325,000 in 2001.
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6631 Midnight Pass Rd. Crescent Plaza (1/4 Mile So. of Stickney Pt. Rd.)
Oyster & clam fest
marina restaurant tavern
L. Jane Mitakides, of Dayton, Ohio, sold her Unit 114 condominium at 6051 E. Peppertree Way to M&M Peppertree Way LLC for $375,000. Built in 1972, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 975 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $522,000 in 2005.
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James Rutledge, trustee, and Deborah Rutledge, Sarasota, sold the home at 711 Mangrove Point Road to James and Deborah Herzoff, Sarasota, for $2.85 million. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, fourand-a-half baths, a pool and 5,752 square feet of living area.
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
Serving “Key” People Since 1949
By Alex Mahadevan | News Editor
6519 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key
Full service bar & drive thru package window
(Located on south side of building).
Susan Guenther and Barbara Frantz aren’t official members of the chamber yet, but the spread of fine meats and cheeses are tasty incentives.
Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce members swap business cards Members of the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Thursday, May 17, met at the recently renovated Siesta Key office of Key Solutions Real Estate Group for their monthly business-card exchange. The event included raffles for a free car wash and an acupuncture session.
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Mary Elise, Donna Thorsen, and Jennifer Elise Moore stand near the saltwater aquarium during chamber Director Kevin Cooper’s speech.
Kevin Cooper, third from left, helps members of the Key Solutions Real Estate Group team show off their new office.
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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
JUSTTHE Austin Jacob Interial STATS athlete of the week
By Rachel S. O’Hara | Staff Photographer
Cardinal Mooney junior, Austin Jacob Interial, is already gearing up for a great senior year. Finishing out his junior year with the spring football season, Interial has been a key player for the Cougars this season as one of the starting linebackers for the team. Interial comes from a long line of Cardinal Mooney football greats including his cousins and his older brother, Andrew. Interial has his own website (austininterial.com) and hopes that his hard work pays off and leads to him playing football in college. When did you start playing football? I started playing football when I was 9 years old for the Arapaho Team, which was the Braves division of the Sarasota Ringling Redskins. I learned everything about the basics of football from my Arapaho coach, Marko Sumney.
GRAYSON DYER Age: 16 Grade/School: 10th grade at Riverview High School Position: I pitch and play third base Number: 5 What do you enjoy most about baseball? I like that it is a good way to spend my time. Why did you decide to start playing baseball? When I was 3, my dad signed me up for tee ball, and I’ve been playing ever since. Who is your favorite baseball player? Derek Jeter If you could describe The Observer baseball team in one word, what would it be? Awesome.
What has it been like being surrounded by a family of football players? Well, all my cousins, the Ierulli family, played football at Cardinal Mooney High School. My cousin, Tony Ierulli was on the team that won the state championship for Cardinal Mooney. His brothers, David, Nick and Steve, all were standout football players there, too. Both of my cousins, Tony and Steve, have their pictures hanging on the wall in the gym at CMHS. Then my older brother, Andrew, played awesome, so I had a lot to live up, too, when I started high school. What position do you play for Cardinal Mooney? I am one of the starting linebackers. How did this year’s season go for both yourself and the team? It was never about myself, it is always about the team. We did pretty good. We got a new defense
coordinator, Coach Choate, and he created the Delta Force Defense. We were awesome!
and the other seniors. We have to make it count! This is the last chance for us to be champs. We need to give 100% every time we hit the field. With hard work over the summer, we can do that. Otherwise, I am looking forward to just being a senior and experiencing all the fun and memories that go along with it. I want it to be memorable!
How is spring season different from the normal fall season? Spring football is so short that there is not enough time for a lot of conditioning. It seems like it goes by so fast. It is challenging and exciting all at the same time. It’s challenging because we are all have to mesh together to play football in a short period of time. It’s exciting, because any time you play football, it is exciting. There is nothing like the excitement of running out on to the field to cheering fans in the stands.
Who is someone that you admire when it comes to football? Tim Tebow. He is awesome. What are your plans after graduating high school? I want to play college football for a Division II or higher team. I have looked at a few colleges already, but I am still deciding.
What do you believe are your strengths? My strengths are that I can read a play pretty well. That is important as a linebacker. Plus, I hit pretty hard, too.
Do you know what you would like to major in? I want to major in criminology and eventually go into some type of law enforcement. Maybe even some military after college.
What are you looking forward to most about your senior year? With football ...winning! This is it for me
The number of Sarasota High defensive backs who will be playing football in Ohio next fall. Lenard Rivers will attend The College of Wooster, and Jonathon Berman signed with John Carroll University.
The number of touchdown passes The Out-of-Door Academy junior quarterback Evan Wilson threw in the Thunder’s 46-27 victory over Keswick Christian in its spring game May 18.
The final score of the Cardinal Mooney/ Carrollwood Day spring football game, Thursday May 17, at Lutz Stadium.
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