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by Kurt Schultheis | City Editor

SRQ unveils marketing campaign Sarasota-Bradenton International’s goal is to reduce airport ‘leakage’ 3.8% annually over the next five years.

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Sonia Pressman Fuentes presents Caitlin Gish and Kaley deLeon with copies of her memoirs.

+ Booker Middle School students take flight

Do You SRQ? If you don’t, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport President Fred Piccolo is determined to make sure that you — and the company you work for — start. And, at the very least, airport officials want you to start price

checking local airfares before automatically booking a flight at Tampa International Airport or other competing airports. At a press conference Wednesday, June 27, at the Powel Crosley Mansion across the street from the airport, Piccolo officially re-

leased the “Do You SRQ?” marketing campaign and initiatives for reducing what the airport industry terms as “leakage” to other airports. Airport statistics show more than 1 million local passengers leak to Tampa International Air-

Three eighth-grade Booker Middle School students recently won first place in their division at the Florida State History Fair, held in Tallahassee. Camille Armington, Kaley deLeon and Caitlin Gish were recognized for creating a website called, “Amelia Earhart: Aviator for Women’s Rights.” The website explores Earhart’s life and feminist values. The group of students was the first team from Sarasota to take first place in the fair, and their achievements caught the attention of feminist activist Sonia Pressman Fuentes, who visited Booker to present them with a copy of her memoir.


Reid seeks honest procurement director County Administrator Randall Reid backed his zero-tolerance ethics policy with the county procurement official’s resignation.

+ Janson fulfills Olympic dream Lacy Janson is one of the most decorated pole-vaulters in U.S. history and now the Sarasota native can add Olympian to her list of accolades. Janson, a 2001 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School, captured the final spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team June 24, clearing 14 feet, 9 inches to finish third at the U.S. track and field trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Janson will make her Olympic debut in the women’s pole vault qualifier Aug. 4; the final is Aug. 6. “To say it was emotional would be an understatement,” said John Raleigh, who coached Janson for two years at Cardinal Mooney. “It’s any coach’s dream. Lacy was a great combination of a great athlete and a very hard worker, who is willing to do whatever it takes to be successful.”

port; a quarter-million passengers leak to Southwest International Airport, in Fort Myers, and a little more than 125,000 people leak to Orlando International Airport — every year. Piccolo hopes that more than 1,000 local businesses and nonprofit companies sign a pledge


Zoey and Emma take a break from snack time during the first day of First United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School. Students learned Biblical stories and played games on the first day. For more photos, see page 15A.

Sarasota County Administrator Randall Reid enjoys his job. That’s good for him, because overseeing 2,000 employees and hundreds of government facilities leaves little time to think of anyReid thing else. In fact, Reid finds it difficult to say what he does for leisure. “I can make up some pretty good-sounding answers,” he said, “but I’m probably thinking about work.” That dedication is a good thing for Sarasota County, as well. In the middle of Reid preparing his first county budget, Sarasota County Procurement Official Mark Thiele resigned and Tropical Storm Debby forced Reid to declare a local state of emergency. That’s some half-year celebration for the 57-year-old Ohio native, who left the same position in Alachua County after 12 years, to take over a county reeling from a procurement scandal. “Sarasota is a premier county,” Reid said. “And, one of my goals coming in was to remind people we’re

Scouts’ Honor Sarasota County Administrator Randall Reid taps into his history as a Boy Scout in his decision-making, as well as, the ethical standards he set for county workers. He rattled off, with gusto, the 12 values of Scout Law in an interview with the Sarasota Observer: from trustworthy to reverent. And having a Scout at the head of a county government during hurricane season means preparedness is the mantra this summer. “It was a kids’ game that I carried on through adulthood,” he said. a premier county.” That began with an ethical overhaul of the organization in which Reid sent government staff a twopage set of guidelines to ethical work habits and procedures. The main points: honesty and transparency are sacred.


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AIRPORT / FROM PAGE 1A (see sidebar at right) to look for airfares, locally, before price checking and booking flights with other airports. “What’s hurt our community and our airport is the level of competition and the willingness of people to go to other airports,” Piccolo said. “We’ve become very competitive and want people to realize that.” Piccolo was quick to point out the airport isn’t in dire straits and has recovered 95% of the business it was predicted to lose when Southwest Airlines officially pulls its local AirTran flights Aug. 12. The airport, which has $28 million in reserves, $100 million in fixed assets and is on schedule to pay off all of its remaining $9 million debt in 2014, has attracted the likes of JetBlue and Delta Airlines, for service to LaGuardia International Airport, and United Airlines, which will begin offering flights to Chicago in November. Piccolo is hopeful the addition of United will eventually lead to coveted Midwest stops in Indianapolis and Milwaukee. Adding a non-stop flight to Pittsburgh and restoring service to Baltimore is also on Piccolo’s wish list, as well as acquiring more nonstop flights. “History has shown the community favors its local airport even more when we offer non-stop flights,” Piccolo said. The airport is spending $130,000 of its $225,000. Although Piccolo announced that 87.7% of Sarasotans polled consider SRQ to be their home airport, he wants 100% of the community to believe that. Piccolo noted that although an SRQ ticket is about $27 higher than nearby airports, $20 of that is usually connection fees and taxes associated with a connecting flight. “In reality, our airfare component is only $7 more, and our airport fees, including parking, are a lot lower than Tampa and Fort Myers,” Piccolo said. A study by the Florida Department of Transportation, Piccolo said, revealed that


Pledging SRQ Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is asking the local community to support the airport by becoming “SRQ advocates” and signing an advocate pledge. Those interested in making a business pledge to have corporate executives look for flights out of SarasotaBradenton International Airport are first urged to visit or email Companies that sign advocate pledges will receive signage on the airport’s terminal walls thanking them for supporting the airport and being honored partners of SRQ. the airport has close to a $1-billion-a-year economic impact for the region “without taking a penny out of taxpayers’ pockets.” “But, we are leaking $1.5 million ($4.5 million in local sales tax revenues) each year to other airports,” Piccolo said. “That leakage costs local jobs, local business revenue, shifts millions in taxes away and results in fewer local flights.” “We believe it’s time to say enough is enough,” said Piccolo, who said the airport’s goal is to reduce leakage 3.8% annually over the next five years. Piccolo said he understands there are some gaps in service with which SRQ can’t compete. Until those gaps are filled, he urges residents to only use carriers at competitor airports that also use SRQ. “By leaving your airport next month, AirTran is saying they can get your business without actually servicing your community,” Piccolo said. “If you have to go to another airport, at least fly airplanes that support your local community, and we can force those companies to bring their service back home.”

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“We want to try to excel in terms of giving good customer service,” Reid explained. “And lying isn’t part of good customer service.” The ethical focus comes from Reid’s background as a lifelong Boy Scout and Rotary Club member, he said. But, the 2011 procurement scandal that led to one criminal conviction and 10 lost government jobs motivated his early efforts to change the culture of the county government. (See sidebar.) An ethics investigation regarding Thiele’s handling of a procurement project, and his subsequent resignation, dented that goal. However, the aftermath is muted compared with last year’s procurement issue, signifying that the organizational changes ushered in under Reid caught the disparity before any serious monetary or legal damage occurred. Most employees welcomed Reid’s adjustments, he said, but change always creates some backlash. “You can have a quick stimulus and people respond,” he said. “But, for cultural change, it’s the slow dripping water torture of ‘I’m not going to stop this until there’s resolution.’” Getting to know the 2,000 employees he oversees was another hurdle Reid faced. “I respect small-business people, but this isn’t a small business,” he said. He tours county facilities and meets employees along the way, but with the $834 mil-

lion budget approval looming at the end of summer, he’s pared that aspect of his schedule. “(Working through) the budgeting functions is easy, because I’ve been doing it for 37 years,” Reid said. “But the specific allocation (of funds) and what were doing here, in terms of programs, takes a lot of time.” In February, Reid had yet to decide the fate of five interim directors — nearly half of the 13 directors on his staff. After six months at his position, Reid told the Sarasota Observer he would recommend the appointment of four of those interim directors for permanent positions. “We’ve already gone over the budgeting (for permanent appointments), and it will be on the upcoming agenda,” he explained. (See sidebar.) But the search will continue for a new procurement official and a deputy county administrator, because Interim Deputy County Administrator Bill Little is expected to return to his position with Health and Human Services this fall. Reid said he would prefer to personally know the candidate for the procurement official position, a search he hopes to finish by the end of July. The county is also seeking a director of communication and civic engagement. “It’s not just writing memos — it’s a job where I can talk to somebody about how to raise someone’s self esteem or build a new downtown,” Reid said. “It’s never boring.”

Filling positions Four of the Sarasota County interim directors, appointed before County Administrator Randall Reid took his position, will be recommended for permanent positions: Years of Interim Director county service start date Human Resources Interim Director Joanie Whitley 13 Oct. 8, 2011 Parks and Natural Resources and Community Information and Education Interim Director John McCarthy 30 Sept. 10, 2011 Interim Chief Financial Planning Officer Steve Botelho 6 July 16, 2011 33 Dec. 17, 2011 Interim Fire Chief Public Safety Director Mike Tobias



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City manager candidate: Edward ‘Ed’ Mitchell The five city manager candidates the Sarasota city commissioners selected now include two Florida city manager candidates. This is the last of three city managers the Sarasota Observer has profiled. “Participatory.” Many of those interviewed by the search firm, Colin Baezinger & Associates, used those words to describe current West Palm Beach City Manager Edward “Ed” Mitchell’s management style. Mitchell, along with Daytona Beach City Manager Jim Chisholm, are the only two Florida city manager candidates left in the running for the Sarasota city manager position. Former Casselberry City Manager Barbara Lipscomb dropped out of the running last week to accept a manager position out of state. A total of four candidates is coming Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 to Sarasota to be interviewed by the Sarasota city commissioners and residents. Candidates declined to be interviewed by the Sarasota Observer until they are interviewed for the position. Mitchell has worked in city administration for 26 years and has held his current city manager position in West Palm Beach for 13 years. Mitchell worked as a management intern in West Palm Beach in 1986 and after a stint as a Palm Beach Gardens

assistant city manager, Mitchell became the assistant city manager in West Palm Beach in 1993. Mitchell assumed his current post in West Palm Beach in 1999. Mitchell cut $8 million from the city of West Palm Beach’s budget in fiscal year 2007-08, a feat Mitchell told an interviewer is his greatest achievement to date. Mitchell reduced the budget by getting employees to make concessions with their retirement programs. For fiscal year 2012, Mitchell also negotiated financial and pension concessions with the city’s unions. Mitchell’s second-greatest achievement was a revitalization of West Palm Beach he oversaw through the creation of CityPlace, an area just west of downtown that once was considered a foreclosed-upon wasteland before the city purchased it for $30 million and made it accessible to developers. CityPlace is now a 10-block shopping/dining/entertainment district that’s been recognized as a model for downtown revitalization. Mitchell noted, in his inter-


view with Colin Baezinger & Associates, he is excited about the prospect of being the next city manager of Sarasota because it has challenges similar to West Palm Beach and he feels he’s ready for new challenges, including “of restoring credibility and confidence” to the city of Sarasota. Those interviewed by the search firm explained Mitchell is “a hard worker, positive and loyal.” Elected officials in West Palm Beach say Mitchell “gets things done.” Mitchell lists his strengths as “promoting a city, building trust” and “being a person of my word.” When asked about his weaknesses, Mitchell said sometimes employees complain they are overextended because Mitchell sometimes over commits them and always demands excellence. Mitchell also mandates employees evaluate goals every 90 days and holds an annual evaluation. When asked about terminating employees, Mitchell explained in his interview that most employees fire themselves, explaining that he out-

lines expectations carefully and expects people to follow them and be accountable for their actions. Emilee Anderson and Lynelle Klein, who interviewed Mitchell for the Sarasota city manager job, had the following to say about Mitchell: “Competent, achievement-oriented, thoughtful and analytical; friendly and easy to work with but also someone who expects you to do your job. Ready for new challenges and to expand his experience. The kind of person you would want steering your boat in a storm.” West Palm Beach Mayor Geraldine Muoio told the search firm Mitchell’s performance “is terrific” and said he keeps elected officials well-informed. West Palm Beach resident Margie Yansura, who has worked as a consultant for the city, told the Sarasota Observer she was impressed with Mitchell when Hurricane Wilma approached in 2005. “He stayed at the command center 24 hours a day and slept on the floor when he needed some sleep,” Yansura said. “He was a leader.”

Edward ‘Ed’ Mitchell City of Sarasota commission finalist votes received: Five Current position: City administrator of West Palm Beach since 1999 Current annual salary: $210,000 Background check: No records found Past positions: West Palm Beach assistant city administrator; Palm Beach Gardens assistant city manager Education: Master’s in public administration from Suffolk University, School of Management, in Boston

by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

Tropical Storm Debby impacts City Island Tropical Storm Debby forced four large boats to the City Island shore, uprooted a sea grape tree in Bayfront Island Park and caused damage to an island restaurant’s dock. Tropical Storm Debby’s slow movement in the Gulf of Mexico this week turned Bayfront Island Park upside down — literally, in the case of one sea grape plant. Collateral bands of heavy rain and forceful winds from the storm had the manager of O’Leary’s Tiki Bar and Grill, which sits on the edge of the park, gathering pieces of the restaurant’s dock Monday, June 25. Four boats larger than 15 feet long, some skiffs, a kayak and five life vests washed ashore attracting onlookers, some of which were tourists who took the opportunity to pose with the wreckage. “The waves are very violent,” said Adrian Chavez, a 13-year-old visiting Sarasota from Miami. “(The boat) is scary,” he said about a 15foot sailboat resting on some rocks on the shore. One of the boats, a 35-foot Laguna fishing boat, was grounded for the third time in the last month, according to Steve Brown, who takes frequent morning walks around the park. Jim and Donna Schubert stopped to look at the damage, but had already personally experienced Debby’s wrath. The couple fell into a flooded hole on Lido Beach they said was like a sinkhole. Jim Schubert sunk into the crevice past his waist. “I just got a fresh knee and I have a bad back,” Jim

A sailboat rocks back and forth close to the shore at Island Park.

A lifeguard jacket and tons of debris came to shore, along with two boats at Island Park.

City Island debris: by the numbers Debris washed ashore Sailboats.........................3 Cruiser............................1 Dinghies..........................6 Kayaks............................1 Catamarans.....................1 Canoes............................1 Life vests.........................5 Schubert said. Park flora was rocked by the high winds, which flung branches about and uprooted a roughly 20-foot-tall tree. The tree’s roots lifted the concrete slab holding a park bench off of the ground, prov-

ing the infrastructure did not escape the storm unscathed. The sea wall and adjacent sidewalk on the eastern tip of the park cracked during the storm and slouched into the surf, and a nearby no-wake marker was set askew. Government officials hope that the effects of Tropical Storm Debby, which were minimal compared to what a hurricane would bring if it struck Sarasota, will put preparedness back into residents’ minds. “I noticed people aren’t taking small precautions,” said Sarasota County Administrator Randall Reid. “Hopefully this will get people back to reality.”

A sea grape tree was uprooted and brought along with it the concrete and bench that the roots had grown under.

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+ Public invited to meet city manager candidates The city of Sarasota will welcome four city manager candidate finalists to Sarasota Friday. A community reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Robert L. Taylor Community Center, 1845 34th St., Sarasota. The community can talk with each candidate in a casual setting. The Sarasota City Commission and the City Manager Citizens Panel will then interview the finalists from 8 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at City Hall, 1565 First St., Sarasota. Saturday’s commission interviews will also be televised live on Access Sarasota and on City commissioners are scheduled to select a new city manager at their Monday, July 2 regular meeting. For more information, contact Human Resources Director Kurt Hoverter at 951-3638.

+ County fertilizer restrictions still in effect Sarasota County has one of the toughest rules in the state when it comes to protecting local waterways by restricting the use of certain kinds of fertilizer. The county is reminding residents that rule is in effect through September. Sarasota County’s Fertilizer and Landscape Management ordinance prohibits the use of fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorus from June through September. Consumers are encouraged to purchase fertilizer that contains no nitrogen or phosphorus. Fertilizer applied during the summer can easily wash into storm drains and flow untreated into bays or streams. This pollution leads to algae blooms and excessive aquatic plant growth, which harms

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Salvation Army utilizes vacant building An agreement between the city and the Salvation Army will allow the nonprofit to take possession of a vacant police substation on Central Avenue for $1 a year. Sarasota City Commissioner Shannon Snyder has been pushing city staff to sell land and buildings they no longer use to consolidate during tough budget years and use the money to pay off city debt. Although a $1 per-year lease with The Salvation Army to use an empty Central Avenue Sarasota Police Department substation building doesn’t accomplish Snyder’s goal, it could pay dividends further down the line. David Sutton, Sarasota Salvation Army’s director of programs and facilities, has worked with city staff to craft a five-year, $1 per-year lease with the city for the use of the Central Avenue police substation, which sits across the street from the Sarasota Salvation Army headquarters. The empty building, which has four offices and a couple of classrooms, will be used to house anywhere from 10 to 30 homeless people who must vacate The Salvation Army headquarters every morning at 5:30 a.m. so the facility can prepare its cafeteria for the coming day. On one side of the police substation building, a Salvation LBK jail - 2010 - Iprogram and Army release the Street Teams division (see LBK - 2010 - I training and sidebar) can hold create an office for the Street Teams supervisor. The other side


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The Salvation Army will utilize The Sarasota Police Department’s vacant Central Avenue police substation this fall. of the building contains some classrooms and places for the homeless to stay. Sutton said the building is ideal because some homeless people have nowhere to go between 5:30 to 8 a.m., when the Resurrection House opens for breakfast and provides the homeless with a place to wash their clothes and take a shower. “This time of year, especially when it’s rainy, the homeless need places to stay in the earlymorning hours,” Sutton said. “This allows them to have a

buffer zone and walk across the street instead of huddling under downtown business awnings as downtown is waking up.” Although the substation building can house upward of 60 people, Sutton sees the facility as helping anywhere from 10 to 15 people who might need to use it before the sun rises. “It’s a neat and unique concept that allows us to have one more partnership with the city,” Sutton said. Sutton said if it works out, The Salvation Army would consider

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The Downtown Improvement District Board of Directors used its Tuesday, June 26 regular meeting to thank and complement the city of Sarasota and The Salvation Army’s Street Teams effort in cleaning up downtown during Tropical Storm Debby. “Those people in the yellow shirts are doing a fantastic job cleaning up downtown, especially after the tropical storm came through,” said DID Board Director Dr. Mark Kauffman. When Kauffman was informed those people are the Street Teams crews, which are made up of homeless people who clean the city’s streets while they find employment, Kauffman and others praised the effort. David Sutton, Sarasota Salvation Army’s director of programs and facilities, said he couldn’t be more pleased with the program, which has about three crews cleaning up downtown and Newtown. “We have met and exceeded expectations,” Sutton said. “The community has been thrilled and we’re happy about that.” Sutton said downtown merchants who support the program would start receiving store sticker signs promoting Street Teams in the coming weeks. Participants enrolled in the program pick up trash in city streets and parks, trim and weed flower beds and perform minor maintenance work such as painting.

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the past 10 years. It’s a recipe she’ll never divulge, and it’s a dish that keeps campers coming back for more. This week marks the camp’s show week, and all campers are busy rehearsing everything from monologues to dances. The culminating recital, free and open to the public, takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, at FST. Call 366-1350 for information.

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Every year during camp, Beth Duda makes her grandmother Dorothy’s “secret” meatball recipe.

{ CAMPER SPOTLIGHT } We interviewed Kaila Cohen, who gave The Observer some insight into her latest written work. What’s happening at camp? At camp this week, it’s our show week. Rumor has it you wrote your own piece to perform. It’s about seeing how a person is, on the inside and not on the outside.

Campers enjoy making the meatballs.

How long did it take? It took just one day, but I had a lot of help. Who helped you? Our wonderful director of education, Beth. I’ve just been learning a lot about that in school, and I had to get it down, somehow. Where do you go to school? Temple Beth Sholom.

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Unbondable credibility Sarasota City Hall watchers have been clattering a lot lately over the inability of the city to obtain a bond on City Auditor/Clerk Pam Nadalini. The perception is City Hall officials decided arbitrarily to ignore what is required by law. What is up with that? citizens ask. It’s in the charter — the city must obtain a bond on the city auditor/clerk. That’s the law. But now it is widely known that for two years the city has been unable to obtain a bond on Auditor/Clerk Nadalini — and city officials apparently let it go unaddressed. It looks like selective application of the law. The facts, however, are quite revealing. In 2010, soon after Nadalini was named auditor/clerk, the city’s top human resources officer and risk-management officer reported to then City Manager Bob Bartolotta they were unable to obtain a bond covering Nadalini, a charter officer who reports to the City Commission. To protect the city from any financial liability, Bartolotta instructed his officers to purchase adequate insurance. Afterward, the issue faded, overtaken by other bigger, more pressing events. A year later, the issue came up again: no bond. Bartolotta sent a memo to Nadalini, bringing it to her attention. By this time, the relationship between Nadalini and Bartolotta

had become strained. Bartolotta chose not to enflame the issue; obviously, it would have appeared to the City Commission he was maneuvering to impugn her. “I was not her boss,” he told us. “She reported to the commissioners.” City Attorney Robert Fournier was aware of the issue as well. He, too, is a charter official who reports to the City Commission. “Frankly, it was not up to me to tell anyone. It was up to her,” he told us. Nadalini, unavailable at press time, did not bring the issue before the full City Commission. Commissioners should hold her accountable. She has impugned her credibility.

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Give credit to Rick Piccolo, president of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, and his team. Rather than do nothing and whine about AirTran’s pulling out of the airport (thanks to its merger with Southwest Airlines), Piccolo is being proactive. Wednesday he unveiled the airport’s new marketing strategy to try to reduce the “leakage” that costs SRQ 1,460,218 passenger trips a year lost to Tampa, Southwest Florida and Orlando International airports. If you translate those lost trips into dollars that could have been generated and spent in our region and on airlines flying into and

out of SRQ, you’re talking about a serious economic effect. Piccolo figures our region loses $4.5 million alone in sales tax revenues that would be generated inside SRQ. Likewise, if you imagine those 1.4 million trips going through SRQ, we would create one job for every 65 passengers. And here’s the part that really matters for everyone here who flies: The more people who use SRQ, the more flights the airport will attract. To this end, Piccolo and his team unveiled the “Do you do SRQ?” campaign to try to persuade all of us to pledge to try as best we can to fly into and out of SRQ. Worth noting in this effort is the cost differential typically is not that great. Piccolo reported Wednesday that, on average, it costs only $27 more per passenger per roundtrip to fly out of SRQ. So become an “SRQ Advocate” and take the six-point pledge: 1) If your business engages in corporate travel, have a designee review and approve any air travel not originating from SRQ; 2) Always check flights to and from SRQ before booking; 3) Support the airlines that serve SRQ (Air Canada, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways); 4) Recommend to inbound travelers that SRQ is your airport of choice; 5) Promote SRQ locally to others; and 6) Ask others to pledge their support. We’re taking the pledge. Do you do SRQ? We do!


Hunt them hogs! The problem appears to be hogs tearing up thousands of acres of publicly owned land in Sarasota County and destroying natural habitat. The solution appears to be easy, straightforward and time-tested: Cull the fast-breeding pests with some hunts resulting in dead pests. But these things can be deceiving. The real problem is that the solution slams straight into animal rights activists’ head-shakingly skewed principles and utter lack of common sense. The county and the Southwest Florida Water Management District, ROD known as Swiftmud, THOMSON own and manage the 6,440-acre Deer Prairie Creek near North Port. An adjacent area known as the Schewe Tract is a 3,964-acre area owned and managed by Swiftmud. The problem is that feral hogs use their big, strong snouts to rut around, tearing up huge swaths of ground. They damage vegetation, feed on the eggs of ground-nesting birds and turtles, eat crops and carry disease. Plus, there are increasing complaints from bikers, hikers and horse-riders that use those public lands. Big, male hogs are quite dangerous. They can reproduce by eight months of age and have litters of between six and 10 piglets. Twice each year. Not native to

Florida, they have no serious predators other than an occasional gator or coyote. Do the math. It’s easy to see how they become such a destructive nuisance. I have a good friend who manages a 2,500acre ranch outside Sarasota County. The hogs cause tremendous damage to citrus and pasture land, plus they leave deep ruts where cows have broken their legs. That’s a lot of money lost. We hunt them with dogs and knives and eat a lot of pork. I like to think of it as green sustainability, living off the land and making full use of the resources. But I’m sure the animal rights folks see it as barbarian. They should see what gators or coyotes do to cute little piglets. Make no mistake. The hogs have to go, or they will destroy all the natural habitat the county has spent millions of tax dollars to preserve. According to the joint agreement with the county, the regional water authority is responsible for animal control on the Deer Prairie Creek environmental land, and it wants to conduct two sets of three-night hunts in December and March. For somewhat obvious political reasons, the authority wants the county also to approve the hog hunts for that land, although that is not required. The county’s committee that oversees environmentally sensitive lands approved the hunts. But when the request reached the County Commission in early June, commissioners punted, asking for more information after two animal rights activists spoke out

THE CASTAWAY by Jorge Blanco

against the program. “It is a blood sport, dangerous to the dogs … It’s very cruel to the dogs and hogs,” said Elise Mathes, president of Sarasota in Defense of Animals. “Hunters will stomp over the native plants.” Really? Considering what the hogs do to the plants, this just isn’t serious thinking. Karen Ankerstar went much further with overheated hyperbole: “barbaric, unnecessary and frankly, backwater activity;” “It’s a public relations disaster;” and the community will be “depicted for being intolerant once again.” The last one is in reference to when some pro-homeless, publicity-hunting group in Washington D.C., decided to name Sarasota the meanest city in the U.S. for trying to keep homeless people from urinating on the sidewalk. Again, just not serious. The animal righters want the county to trap the hogs, apparently thinking that is more humane. Then what? You can’t put them in crates if they’re pregnant, thanks to other crazy environmentalists who smuggled that idiotic gem into the Florida Constitution. You can’t just release them somewhere else to cause problems. What usually happens is they are shipped overseas where they are slaughtered for dinner. I’m sure the Chinese do it very humanely though. This will be back to the County Commission in early July. Let’s hope they can get beyond a few loud extremists and swiftly rid the area of the pests. Rod Thomson can be reached at



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by Rich Swier | Contributing Columnist

Israel: The Masada Paradigm During my recent trip to Israel I vis- tion of defense force battalions to inited many historical sites. One site that crease security on Israel’s borders with struck me was Masada (Hebrew for Lebanon, Syria and Egypt. Israel has fortress). Masada embodies the spirit been struck by over 150 rockets fired of Israel. It is located in the Southeast- from Gaza and the Egyptian Sinai  in ern part of Israel near the Dead Sea. the past week alone. Masada is both a historical site and Has Israel moved too far to one side symbol of Israel’s current plight. at its great peril? Israel finds itself a fortress in the The Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty was Middle East surrounded by those signed March 26, 1979, in Washington, wishing it harm, just as Masada was D.C., following the 1978 Camp Daa safe haven and fortress for vid Accords. The Egypt-Israel Sicarii rebels and Jewish famitreaty was signed by Egyptian lies fleeing the Roman invaPresident Anwar El Sadat and sion and sacking of Jerusalem Israeli Prime Minister Menin 70 CE. Today many Jewish achem Begin, and witnessed families are fleeing to Israel by  President Jimmy Carter. from places like Ethiopia, the Former Prime Minister Begin Ukraine and Europe to find was a founder of the consersecurity. vative Likud Party. He gave Security is paramount to all up the Sinai Peninsula in a Israelis. What many in Amerland for peace agreement. ica and the media do not unEgyptian President Sadat was RICH derstand, is how important seassassinated by the Muslim SWIER curity is to those living in Israel Brotherhood on October 6, — including Arab Israelis. Dr. 1981. Today, just 31 years later, Reuven Hazan, director of the Political the Muslim Brotherhood has control Science Department at Hebrew Uni- of both the Egyptian Parliament and versity, addressed us on the last day of the presidency.  That peace treaty is my trip to Israel. Dr. Hazan explained in jeopardy. that Israel consists of two camps. Both Both camps have traded land for agree that security is paramount but peace in one form or another since each approaches the security issue 1967. Peace remains elusive if not imdifferently. One camp believes that possible. According to Dr. Hazan, Isthe land taken during the 1967 war rael has no one to negotiate a peace is needed to provide a buffer against treaty with today. The Palestinian Aufuture attacks. The other believes the thority, led by Mahmoud Abbas, is land must be returned to gain peace. not strong enough to insure an agreeOver the short 64-year history of Is- ment is kept. HAMAS, led by Khaled rael there have been five conservative Meshaal, is strong enough to insure a prime ministers according to Dr. Ha- peace agreement is kept but will not zan. The most recent two are Ariel Sha- enter into negotiations. HAMAS is the ron and Benjamin Netanyahu. Many Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine. The believe that the two camps are sepa- HAMAS charter calls for the destrucrated by an insurmountable chasm on tion of Israel. Therefore the status quo the issue of security. Dr. Hazan says of a nation under siege is the current that is not true. In fact one camp has security policy of Israel. been moving to the other camp’s poIsrael is a modern day Masada. sition that land for peace is a viable Dr. Rich Swier Sr., a retired Army lieunational security strategy. He pointed tenant colonel, was awarded two bronze out that former Prime Minister Sharon stars in the Vietnam War. He holds a docunilaterally pulled out of Gaza and that torate of education from the University current Prime Minister Netanyahu has of Southern California and a master’s publically embraced a two-state solu- in management information systems tion. from George Washington University. He The question remains: Have these is president of the Sarasota County Vetefforts made Israel more secure? erans Commission and editor of Red As I write this column, the Israeli County-Sarasota. He also hosts a radio Knesset has authorized the mobiliza- talk show on WWPR AM 1490.






June 16

June 17

Element of surprise 12:21 a.m. — 1500 block of Main Street. Public Drunkenness. A man walking down the middle of Main Street, drinking a can of beer, didn’t notice the police officer approaching him until the officer walked right in front of his path. When the man realized an officer was in front of him, he said, “Oh, snap! You got me!”

Fencing move 7:05 a.m. — 2100 block of Main Street. Criminal Mischief. A man told police someone kicked down a portion of his fence.

Spare change 10:57 a.m. — 1100 block of Central Avenue. Panhandling. A man reported that a woman approached him and aggressively asked him for a dollar while he was walking down the road. She was told to stop asking for money and agreed to do so.

Loud and clear 4:18 p.m. — 100 block of Golden Gate Point. Noise Violation. A man was asked to keep the music down at his party. The man told police his neighbor has been calling the police on him since he filed harassment charges against him.

prey Avenue. Criminal Mischief. A business owner told police someone used his feet to destroy the landscaping in front of his business.

June 18

9:58 a.m. — 1600 block of Main Street. Suspicious Person. An employee told police a woman was panhandling outside the business and pressing her face on the store’s glass to look inside. When police arrived, she told them she would leave.

Rock steady 4:50 a.m. — 1900 block of Fifth Street. Criminal Mischief. A woman reported a man drinking alcohol outside her home was shouting obscenities and banging on her door. When she didn’t answer her door, he threw a rock through her window. The man was located and arrested.

Bail bummer 12:53 p.m. — 1900 block of Fruitville Road. Schemes to Defraud. A man pretending to be a bail bondsman took $150 in cash from a man who was trying to get his son out of jail.

Premature celebration 9:12 p.m. — 300 block of South Washington Drive. Disturbing the Peace. A man complained that fireworks were being set off near his home. Police spoke to a man renting a house nearby, and the firework activity ceased.

June 19 Kicking up their heels 8:13 a.m. — 1800 block of South Os-

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Name doesn’t check out 3:03 p.m. — 1100 block of South Tamiami Trail. Suspicious Circumstance. A man, who lost his driver’s license about a month ago, told police someone tried to cash checks in his name.

Unwelcome stay 4 p.m. — 1200 block of North Palm Avenue. Suspicious Vehicle. A white pickup truck parked on the first floor of a parking garage for a long time belonged to the city of North Port. Calls were made for an employee to come and remove the truck.

Pinot Greed-io 5:22 p.m. — 1300 block of South Tamiami Trail. Shoplifting. A man grabbed a bottle of wine in a grocery store, stuffed it in a grocery bag and took it to the customer service counter to get a cash refund for it. He was trespassed from the property.

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St. Matthew’s House offers homeless and addicted men a second chance With the help of local churches, such as Siesta Key Chapel, St. Matthew’s House hopes to become self-sustaining.

Kyle Beiner is the last person one would expect to struggle with addiction. After high school, he joined the Marines and eventually became a sheriff’s deputy at the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in Naples. But, after a back surgery in 2003, Beiner became addicted to the prescribed pain medication, and his life began to spiral into addiction. “I was just out of control,” remembers Beiner. “It cost me my job. I got divorced. I had a great career; I was a violent-crimes detective. By the end, I was holding a sign for minimum wage. I just couldn’t get back on my feet.” After four, unsuccessful, attempts at a traditional, 28-day rehabilitation program and years of addiction, Beiner was left without options. With nowhere else to go, he decided to check into St. Matthew’s House, a structured recovery program for addicted and homeless men in Naples. The decision was especially tough for Beiner. “I knew about St. Matthew’s, because I used to drop off people there as a deputy,” he says. “I didn’t want to go. It was right by the sheriff’s office, and I would see a lot of old co-workers. It was very humbling.” For Beiner, and others strug-

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Kyle Beiner stands in front of the St. Matthew’s House of Sarasota campus on Altoona Street. After completing the program, Beiner lends his experience to help others through the recovery process. gling with addiction, finding treatment can be a daunting task. Now that he has successfully completed the program, he brings his experience to the newly opened Sarasota campus, where he works as a director, giving back to the program and helping lead other local men through the recovery process.

After re-branding from a previous recovery program several months ago, St. Matthew’s House has launched in Sarasota under its new name and has adopted the procedures of the Naples location in an effort to best serve Sarasota’s men in need of assistance. St. Matthew’s offers a free, faith-based service, in which men

typically spend eight months in the two-phase program, during which their recovery is based on building their faith. Bob Kuck, chairman of the St. Matthew’s board and a member of Siesta Key Chapel, brought the program to the attention of the church, stressing the importance of supporting the program. St. Matthew’s relies on much of its support from local religious institutions and, among other churches, Siesta Key Chapel has been instrumental in helping the program in its transition to sustainability. The Rev. Kathi Wiggins, of the chapel, says church members have been volunteering to help St. Matthew’s with bookkeeping, website development and renovating the new campus: a group of duplexes on Altoona Street, which currently houses about 15 men. “We want to help transition St. Matthew’s into being self-sustaining,” said Wiggins. “When the men come into the church, our members are just wowed by their stories. Once they go through the program, they really are a tremendous asset to the community.” In the first phase of the program, men who have stopped abusing drugs and alcohol are closely supervised by other men, such as Beiner, who have already completed the program in Naples, and a lot of emphasis is placed on

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personal accountability. “In phase one, the men have to submit to rigorous discipline,” says Kuck. “They’re confined to the campus for a period of time, and they can’t touch alcohol or drugs; and they don’t have access to certain commodities, like cell phones, at first. They have to make a break from their past behaviors and influences.” After completing phase one, which Kuck says is the most challenging aspect of the program, the men are invited to move on to phase two, in which they have much more freedom. They’re required to get jobs, pay rent and participate in weekly community service, including cooking and serving meals to the homeless. “There’s a self-serving nature to addiction,” says Kuck. “The service aspect allows them to get away from that by providing them with an opportunity to give back to the community.” For Beiner, the unique nature of the program was exactly what he needed. “With traditional rehab, a lot of times they rush you through, and if you don’t have the proper insurance, you can’t always get the help,” says Beiner. “The amount of time that St. Matthew’s gives you makes it easier to get back on your feet. Now, having the opportunity to help others makes my life even better. It’s very rewarding.”

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“Siesta Shawn” McLoughlin is well-known for his paintings of Siesta Key. canvas, and, today, he’s looking for new ways to show his love for Siesta Key. Along with his son, Ryan, McLoughlin is in the process of developing a website, called, which

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PRIX PARTY The 2012 Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival held its annual kick-off party Saturday, June 23, at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. The evening included food stations, an open bar, a silent auction, a raffle, casino-style gaming tables and live entertainment by the Greg Billings Band. For more information on this week’s festival, visit and see page 18 The Observer’s Spirit of America special section inside this issue.

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Ladies and gents strut their stuff around the mall Bella McDonald in a fancy pink cowboy hat. Part of the Super Boat Grand Prix Festival, the one-mile hike took place Tuesday, June 26, at Westfield Sarasota Square Mall. Sam’s Club donated $5,500 to this year’s hike. The event benefits Suncoast Charities for Children.

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Beau Ciel condominium sells for $1.2 million Granada

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. sold the Unit 701 condominium at 7002 Prosperity Circle to Salim and Almas Kanji, of Ontario, Canada, for $221,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,045 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $418,500 in 2005. Brian Binyon sold the Unit 1303 condominium at 7134 Prosperity Circle to Truman and Teresa Rogers, of E. Northport, N.Y., for $212,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,863 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $297,000 in 2004.

Andrew Klein, trustee, of Vienna, Va., sold the home at 3519 Jacinto Court to Anna Jazayeri, of Sarasota, for $248,000. Built in 1984, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,294 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $74,900 in 1986.

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Selene Rmof II Reo Acquisition II LLC sold the Unit 1506 condominium at 35 Watergate Drive to 0429 LLC for $1,147,500. Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,799 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $950,000 in 2011.

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Olene and Robert Blazekovic, of Fort Myers, sold their Unit 308 condominium at 888 Blvd. of the Arts to Peter and Nancy Gaess, of Fairport, N.Y., for $465,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,642 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $195,000 in 1996.


205 Golden Gate Point LLC sold the Unit 302 condominium at 205 Golden Gate Point to Gregory and Shelley Markus, of Sarasota, for $395,000. Built in 1996, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,480 square feet of living area.

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rooms, two baths and 1,740 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $290,000 in 2008.

Sander and Harriet Feldman sold their Unit 26 condominium at 1380 Landings Point to Jenny Christensson, of Sarasota,

Paul Petrolina, of Montgomery, Pa., sold his home at 1636 Idle Lane to Joseph and Susan Cavar, of Trumbull, Conn., for $225,000. Built in 1985, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,610 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $145,000 in 2011.

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Michael and Alexandra Abel sold their home at 6287 Buckingham St. to Federal National Mortgage Association for $286,700. Built in 1997, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,698 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $133,200 in 1997.

Mira Lago at Palmer Ranch

Ann Forwand, of Sarasota, sold her home at 7065 Del Lago Drive to Irwin and Arlene Horowitz, of Sarasota, for $270,000. Built in 1992, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,308 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $257,000 in 2000. Lorne and Julia Clark, of Ontario, Canada, sold their home at 3738 Castellon Court to Debra Paulet, of Dayton, Ohio, for $225,000. Built in 1996, it has two bed-

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Doris Lloyd, of Sarasota, sold her home at 444 S. Shore Drive to Salvatore and Barbara Giuffrida, of Mount Laurel, N.J., for $240,000. Built in 1985, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,565 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $260,000 in 2004.


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Buford and Terrylene Fraser, of Columbia, Mo., sold their home at 2011 White Feather Lane to Barry and Madelon Portugal, of Nokomis, for $343,000. Built in 1999, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,389 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $460,000 in 2008. File photo

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The following residential real-estate transactions took place between June 11 and June 15. A condominium in Beau Ciel tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Jeffrey and Bonnie Lawenda, trustees, sold the Unit 904 condominium at 990 Blvd. of the Arts to Michael and Faith Goldman, of Wilmington, Del., for $1.2 million. Built in 2003, it has two bedrooms, three baths and 3,135 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,277,000 in 2003.




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Eric Delaney Eric Delaney, 25, got into CrossFit two years ago when a friend told him about a new workout he was doing. Delaney, a diesel mechanic for a road construction company, now trains at CrossFit Sarasota. Delaney, who moved to Sarasota three months ago from Port Charlotte, will be competing at CrossFit Evolution for its Iron Curtain Competition in October. What did you think about CrossFit at first? It sounded really stupid at first but I grew tired of the same routine, so I gave it a try. Within 30 minutes I was lying on my back gasping for air and I’ve been hooked ever since.

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What is the craziest workout you have ever done? Ther’s really too many to choose from, but one that sticks out in my head would be from from last year’s Iron Curtain Revision 2 Revision 3 Revision 4 Competition: 10 snatches, 20 front squats, 30 chest-to-bar pull-ups, 40 wall ball shots AS Proofer 1: with a 20-pound ball, AS Proofer 2: 50 push-ups, 60 sit-ups, 70 sumo deadlift high pulls with


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Record Temps. High Low 98 (1964) 64 (1913) 97 (1998) 62 (1967) 98 (1927) 62 (1976) 99 (1998) 67 (1956) 99 (1998) 66 (1913) 98 (1998) 64 (1917) 97 (2007) 63 (1937)

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SIESTA KEY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SOLD Sea Plume Way Mangroves $440,000 Woodside Rd Siestas BaysideWaterside Wood $600,000 Tropical Circle Siestas Bayside1st Bayside Club $700,000 Horizon View Dr Tortoise Estates $900,000 Treasure Boat Way Siestas BaysideWaterside West $1,390,000 SIESTA KEY CONDOMINIUMS SOLD Midnight Pass Rd #10 Ebbtide $100,000 Pass Ket Rd #103 Sandy CoveII $225,000 Hourglass Way #103 Whispering Sands Sec 2 $273,500 E Peppertree Lane #407 Peppertree Bay II $290,000 E Peppertree Lane #403 Peppertree Bay II $315,000 Midnight Pass Rd #205 Excelsior Beach to Bay 2 $360,000 Midnight Pass Rd #501C Island Reef II PH 2 & 3 $415,000 Midnight Pass Rd #G-55 Palm Bay Club I $518,000 Midnight Pass Rd #204 Sarasota Surf & Racquet $555,000 SIESTA KEY SINGLE FAMILY HOMES PENDING SALES Midnight Pass Rd. Ocean View $599,000 Avenida Madera Mira Mar Beach $599,000

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Commenwealth Pl Siestas Bayside Waterside East $645,000 SIESTA KEY CONDOMINIUMS PENDING SALES Avenida Navarra #3 Siesta Gardens $112,000 Hourglass Way V-10 Whispering Sands Sec 1 $349,000 Midnight Pass Rd Ocean View $599,000 SARASOTA AREA SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SOLD Cocoanut Ave Blvd Add to Sarasota $50,000 Murdock Ave Hymount $73,000 Vamo Way Vamo 3rd add $95,000 New York Ave. Sun Haven Ubit 3 $104,500 8th Street Downotown North $135,000 Iola Dr. Golf Estates $141,000 Riverwood Ave. Riverwood Park AMD $200,000 Livingstone St. Tropical Shores $238,000 Riverwood Ave. Ridgewood $265,000 Brewer Place Avondale $525,000 Holiday Dr. N. Holiday Harbor Unit 2 $630,000 Whitakers Lane Whitaker Bayou $1,400,000 Washington Dr. St. Armands Div. Ringling Estates $1,610,000

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Hansens $2,000,000 SARASOTA AREA CONDOMINIUMS SOLD Riverbluff Pkwy #V333 Strathmore Riverside III $115,750 Wilkinson Woods Dr. #20 Wilkinson Woods $124,000 Wilkinson Woods Dr #46 Wilkinson Woods $124,000 Lake Arrowhead Trail #23A Lake Arrowhead $125,000 Aquabluff Pl#V-275 Strahmore Riverside III $154,000 John Ringling Blvd. #21 Sarasota Harbor $205,000 Main St. #812 1350 Main Residential $345,000 Ringling Blvd #702 Rivo at Ringling $400,000 S. Palm Ave. #PH-2 Embassy House $460,000 SARASOTA AREA SINGLE FAMILY HOMES PENDING SALES Eastbrook Dr Kentwood Estates $414,900 Birdkey Dr Bird Key $550,000 S. Washington Dr. St Armands Div. Ringling Estates $1,675,000 SARASOTA AREA CONDOMINIUMS PENDING SALES S. Palm Ave #904 Embassy House $599,000 S. Gulfstream Ave #1503 Royal St. Andrew $699,000 Blvd of the Arts #602 Beau Ciel $985,000

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cultural studies

THURSDAY, june 28, 2012

by Heidi Kurpiela | A&E Editor

“There’s no new-kid-on-theblock feeling with Kristofer,” says Venice Theatre Executive/Artistic Director Murray Chase, of Kristofer Geddie. “It feels like he’s always been here.”

man of distinction

Heidi Kurpiela

A year into his post as director of diversity at the Venice Theatre, actor Kristofer Geddie is finding his place in South Sarasota County and discovering he can make a difference through community theater.

It took Kristofer Geddie years of poundIt was in Venice, inside a building that ing the pavement as an actor in New York used to be the gymnasium for the KenCity to realize his stage wasn’t on Broad- tucky Military Institute, at a commuway, off Broadway or even in New York. nity theater that was so hard-pressed to

find a local black actor to play the part of Coalhouse in “Ragtime,” it had to do something it rarely does — hire outside talent.




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Opening night of ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ SEE PAGE 6

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“I never in a million years thought that I would be here,” Geddie says, surveying the quiet second-story lounge in the Venice Theatre. “Yet, here I am.” When he arrived in September 2010 for “Ragtime” rehearsals, he had just wrapped a NASCAR comedy in North Carolina and was thinking about pursuing a graduate degree in arts administration. Fed up with the commercialization of New York theater, Geddie, 35, was itching to make a change — a change in his own career and a change in the industry. “In New York, it’s all about the all-mighty dollar,” Geddie says. “This is why we see less-thanstellar shows on Broadway. Producers need to make seven figures a week to keep a show open and please the masses. They think with their wallets and not with their hearts.” He found the heart he was looking for at the Venice Theatre. The positive energy of the cast and crew of “Ragtime” brought him back to his roots. In the company of a mostly volunteer cast, Geddie was reminded of why he wanted to be a performer. Actors would arrive for evening rehearsals still dressed in their work uniforms or business attire. Geddie would often catch them nibbling out of takeout boxes because they had yet to eat dinner. “These people work eight-hour shifts then drive to the theater for rehearsal,” Geddie says. “To them, it was more than just a gig. They were here because they loved it. It was really quite refreshing.” He wasn’t the only one who felt refreshed. Executive/Artistic Director


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“People think of diversity as just a racial thing,” Kristofer Geddie says. “We need more children in here, too. We need a lot more of everything.” Murray Chase was just as invigorated by Geddie’s presence. “He was the most-liked person in the ‘Ragtime’ cast,” Chase says. “He brought the show to a higher level. He was the guy who made sure we got it. He made sure outside rehearsals were scheduled. He helped people when it was needed. He was a steadying influence.” The actor not only came with countless stage credits, he exhibited leadership qualities at a time when Chase was looking for someone to implement a diversity program. When “Ragtime” wrapped, he asked the actor to stay on for the run of “Falsettos.” When “Falsettos” wrapped, he applied for a grant to cover the cost of Geddie’s salary, should he be interested in becoming the theater’s full-time diversity director. “He was the perfect person for the job,” Chase says. “He’s fearless. He has management experience, and he can see the

broader picture.” In April 2011, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice awarded Venice Theatre a $30,000 grant to hire Geddie as its director of diversity. As far as Geddie is aware, he’s the only person in Sarasota County with this position at a theater. He’s also the only African-American on staff at the Venice Theatre, which explains why people recognize him everywhere he goes, notoriety he rarely experienced during his 10 years in New York City. “People are so much more receptive here,” he says. “People I don’t even know are coming up to me to show their support. They’re like, ‘Hey, we know what you’re up to and it’s cool with us.’” A soft-spoken native of Fayetteville, N.C., Geddie grew up in what he describes as an “artsy, no-sports” family. A trumpet player and choir singer, his earliest memories are of going to the theater with his

parents and two sisters. “I remember I was terrified the first time I saw ‘Hello, Dolly,’” Geddie says. “The train was so loud, I felt like it was coming after me. I was maybe 3 or 4 years old, too young to realize what I was hearing was a sound effect.” By the time he saw “The Great White Hope” as a curious middleschool student, he was hip to the magic of sound effects and, consequently, hooked on theater. “I always wanted to be a performer,” Geddie says. “And then I got to college and decided I needed to know how it all worked.” In 1998, he graduated from Mars Hill College with a bachelor’s degree in musical theater and a concentration in arts administration. His first job was brief, but fiery: a short-lived run in the “Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue” at Universal Studios. His recollection of the experience is clouded by smoke — literally. In summer 1998, wildfires scorched large portions of Central Florida, driving Geddie back home to North Carolina. “I vowed I’d never come back to Florida,” he laughs. “I’ve since had to swallow my words.” Last month, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation renewed the organization’s diversity grant, in essence buying Geddie another year in Venice. Says the actor: “Florida has been good to me.” His work with the Venice Theatre has really only just begun. In addition to networking with leaders in African-American communities, Geddie spent the season developing outreach programs for area schools that were

focused on the theater’s productions of “Big River” and “The Phantom Tollbooth.” He also helped facilitate an internship partnership with Berea College in Kentucky and select repertoire for next season, including “Crowns,” a play about African-American women in church hats that Geddie is slated to direct. “I’m not here to force anything or change the theater’s mission statement,” he says. “I’m just trying to make people more aware. It’s going to take time … and trust.”

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY ON STAGE Kristofer Geddie lists his favorite open-minded plays and musicals. ‘Ragtime’ – “It’s really about the coming together of America at the turn of the last century. It’s about that melting-pot era, when the music of ragtime was a symbol of changes in America.” ‘Intimate Apparel’ – “It’s a love story set in the early 1900s that sweeps across different classes.” ‘Hairspray’ – “It teaches us that despite our racial and social differences, we’re really all the same.” ‘Angels in America’ – “It takes the AIDS epidemic and puts a face on it. We see that these people are human and loved.”

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HEARD by Heidi Kurpiela | A&E Editor

+ Cigar-box guitar craze spawns a band Last week, I touted the ingenuity of The GarbageMen band that came out of Pine View School’s 10th-grade class. This week I’m tooting the horn of another crafty musician: Steve Cinnamon, a Nokomis retiree, who after recovering from a heart attack in 2009, shook himself out of a funk by building cigar-box guitars. You heard right. Cigarbox guitars. They used to be all the rage when jug bands first cropped up in photo by Heidi Kurpiela the 1920s. Steve Cinnamon Well, guess what? They’re all the rage again. Just ask Cinnamon, a 65-yearold former advertising exec from New York who continues to rack up press, both nationally and locally, for his homemade instruments. In February, Cinnamon was the focus of a long St. Petersburg Times feature. Last month, “A Gulf Coast Journal” picked up the story. According to Cinnamon, host Jack Perkins and his film crew were so taken with the instruments they each purchased one at the end of the three-day shoot. The next step for the entrepreneur: forming a cigar-box band with local musicians Eddie Wright and Steve Arvey. The group will go by the same name as Cinnamon’s company: Cotton Pickin’ Blues. Cinnamon says he won’t be playing with the band. Despite his dexterity at building cigar-box guitars, he claims he’s “no musician.” “I’ve got to learn how to build a bass guitar for Steve,” Cinnamon says. “I better get the move on. They already booked something in August.”


DISCOVER + Jack Perkins’ ‘Journal’ goes off the air

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After eight seasons, nine Suncoast Emmy Awards, 33 Suncoast Emmy nominations and two Griot Drum Awards, WEDU has canceled “A Gulf Coast Journal.” Fans of the monthly PBS news magazine are bummed, to say the least. Hosted by Casey Key resident and former A&E “Biography” host Jack Perkins, the program was born out of a $178,000 programming grant — the largest programming grant in WEDU’s history. Perkins signed off the air May 31, with an episode devotCourtesy of WEDU ed to Jack Perkins Steve Cinnamon’s cigar-box guitars, shark teeth, teen court, Lakewood Ranch lacrosse and baby owls. The veteran journalist is working on a book, “Finding Moosewood, Finding God: What Happened When a TV Newsman Abandoned His Career for Life on an Island.”

+ City Commission approves ‘Complexus’ purchase

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Launched by the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, this inaugural summer festival showcases national and local performing artists in concert June 29 through July 8, at a variety of venues. Emmy Awardwinning singer/actress Liz Callaway and pianist Alex Rybeck will kick off the series at 7:30 p.m. June 29, at the Sarasota Opera House. The program will include guest performances by tuba player Jay Hunsberger, composer Francis Schwartz, dancer Leymis Bolaños-Wilmott, harpist Bonnie Caplan and violinist Anita Brooker. For tickets, call 360-7399 or visit artistseriesconcerts. org.


Singer/actress Liz Callaway

When Sarasota wants a sculpture, it’ll stand at nothing to get it. “Complexus,” the 70-foot tall red sculpture in front of One Sarasota Tower, is well on its way to becoming a permanent fixture in downtown Sarasota. Its creator, John Henry, must be so relieved. I was there in November when Henry and his team erected the monumental steel work for this year’s Courtesy Sarasota Season “Complexus” by John Henry of Sculpture. It took all day to set up. Its price tag was originally $850,000, but when the Sarasota Public Art Fund (SPAF) launched a campaign to purchase the piece from Henry, the sculptor agreed to sell it for $500,000. At a public meeting June 18, the Sarasota City Commission approved the group’s request to buy the outdoor sculpture for the city’s permanent art collection. The group has already raised $350,000 toward the purchase, thanks to Sarasota resident Jan Schmidt’s $250,000 donation. Says Thomas J. Savage, president of SPAF, “‘Complexus’ is one of (John Henry’s) most significant pieces — a signature piece that cries out, ‘Hey, look at me! I’m big, bold and beautiful!’ This physically powerful work makes an immediate impact on all who see it.”

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by Loren Mayo | Black Tie Editor

Shabby elegance Mark and Susie Holt’s 1920s shabby-chic beach cottage is one of the oldest homes on Casey Key. With the ocean as their front yard, the owners of Posh On Palm, in downtown Sarasota, love to take in the view of the water and the beach. “Beach life is a whole different world,” Susie says. “The second you go over that little bridge and come out here … ” With Susie lost in thought as Tropical Storm Debby sends dark, angry waves flying toward the shore, her husband finishes her sentence. “ … I put my shorts on with the holes in them,”

“It’s a lot of old vintage white lace fabrics pieced together using old French sheets.” — Susie Holt

“I make lampshades in all different styles.” — Susie Holt

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“This is one of my favorite chairs. It’s an old little French 1920s chair, and we set it next to a little French table that Mark painted. Above the shelf is mercury glass, white McCoy Pottery and a white iron stone.” — Susie Holt

Mark says. When the couple first toured the house, which they purchased just more than one year ago, they wondered if the one-bedroom, one-bath bungalow would be large enough. But, with just a few little design touches, it proved to be much bigger than it seemed. “People don’t fix these up anymore,” Mark says. “They tear them down and build mansions, but … ” This time, it’s Susie who completes her husband’s thought. “ … We love the character of our old little place,” she says. “It’s a very lazy life.”






“I love everything white-on-white and texture. We wanted a feeling of all white and used soft blue to bring the ocean in. The matching French chandeliers on the wall were imported from Paris. There are a total of six chandeliers in this little one-bedroom bungalow. You can never have too many.” — Susie Holt

“Peely and edgy is in. It looks like something I’d pick up at the flea market. It’s neat when you can add that with elegance.” — Susie Holt

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F I V E “ P O P S ” C O N C E RT S

I. June 29 - 7:30 p.m. – Sarasota Opera House / Felding Hall

Liz Callaway – with pianist Alex Rybeck; “The Divas and the Dons” – five singers & instrumentalists; Anita Brooker, violin and Bonnie Caplan, harp; Jay Hunsberger, tuba; Francis Schwartz, polyartist/composer; Leymis Bolanos Wilmott from Fuzion Dance Artists

II. June 30 - 2:00 p.m – Florida Studio Theatre / Goldstein Cabaret

Liz Callaway – with pianist Alex Rybeck; Belle Canto – women’s chorale directed by Liz Goldstein; Gary Reinstrom, bagpiper; Maria Wirries, singer with pianist Alan Corey; Jazz Juvenocracy – Mario Santana, Mackenzie Gray, Bit Risner, Mike Ross

III. June 30 - 7:30 p.m. – Holley Hall / Symphony Center

Liz Callaway – with pianist Alex Rybeck; Ann Morrison, singer/actress; Jahrel Thompson from Fuzion Dance Artists – with Scott Blum, drums; Sarasota Young Voices directed by Genevieve Beauchamp; Michael Ross, bass / LaRue Nickelson, guitar / Daniel Jordan, saxophone


Summer MUSIC Festival



JUNE 29 th TO th JULY 8

IV. July 1 - 2:00 p.m. – Sarasota Bay Club

Liz Callaway – with pianist Alex Rybeck; Jeffery Kin / Sarah Farnam / Jenn Baker from Players Theatre; Sassy Quartet – 2012 Sweet Adelines regional winners; Mike Markaverich, pianist

V. July 1 - 7:30 p.m. – Sainer Pavilion / New College

Liz Callaway – with pianist Alex Rybeck; John Miller, principal bass with the Sarasota Orchestra; Greg Allen & Frank Rubyck – award-winning banjo duo; Olivia Swaan, Irish harp/singer; Gloria Musicae – choral ensemble directed by Joseph Holt


Emmy Award winner LIZ CALLAWAY

Here are just SOME of the 131 performers also scheduled to appear...


I. July 6 - 7:30 p.m. – Sarasota Opera House/Felding Hall Albers String Trio; Rafael DeCarlo, juggler from Circus Sarasota; Matthew Harrison, piano; Joseph Ryan, baritone; Michelle Giglio, soprano

II. July 7 - 2:00 p.m. – Asolo Rep Theatre-Studio 1

Albers String Trio; Joyce Valentine, piano; Natasha Snyder, violin – from Sarasota Music Academy; Rita Duclos, Ricardo Graziano, Sara Sardelli, Elizabeth Sykes, and Amy Wood from the Sarasota Ballet

Sassy Quartet

Belle Canto - Women’s Vocal Ensemble

Bit Risner

Jeffery Kin

III. July 7 - 7:30 p.m. – USF Manatee-Sarasota

Albers String Trio; Rex Willis, guitar and Melodie Dickerson, soprano – Soleo Musica; Kate Alexander, Assoc. Dir. from Florida Studio Theatrewsmr89.1 1

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Albers String Trio; Rebecca Price, soprano; Carol Sparrow, mezzo-soprano and Randolph Locke, tenor from OASIS; Ann Stephenson Moe, pipe organist/harsichord Albers String Trio, Deborah Berioli, soprano from Venice Performing Arts Series; Zachary Johnson, guitar; Guest artist from the Asolo Repertory Theatre; NONA – Nadine Trudel, cello and Gil Katz, double bass SARASOTA

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Jay Hunsberger Gary Reinstrom

Francis Schwartz & Lemis Bolanos Wilmott

The Divas and the Dons

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V. July 8 - 7:30 p.m. – First Methodist Church-Sarasota

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>> ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ It was a special treat to see the iconic “M*A*S*H” star, Loretta Swit, and an exceptionally talented cast, at the Asolo Rep last week, all under the direction of Karen Carpenter. Carpenter was responsible for the original off-Broadway smash hit, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.” The Rep is one of the first theaters in the country to independently produce this witty piece, written by two of my favorite writers, Norah and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. You’ll recognize the Ephrons’ scripting from the popular films, “Sleepless in Seattle,” “You’ve Got Mail” and “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” The Ephron sisters, like the Brontës, know the internal clockwork and generational zeitgeist of their female compatriots inside and out, and it was cathartic, as well as great fun, to see our egos splayed on the stage in the form of the shared insecurities and emotional follies to which the female gender are prone. The men loved laughing at us, too — no surprise there. After the actors idiosyncratically made their way on stage in individualized, adorably black outfits, Swit anchored the collection of estrogen-infused monologues by intermittently referring to a large sketchpad containing a panoply of artist-drawn sartorial creations on an easel to her right. As Gingy, Swit told her poignant story, and the rest of the women, perched energetically on stools, responded with whatever memories were unleashed regarding the outfits presented. The results formed the kind of hilarity that really sticks to your ribs: heartwarming and heartbreaking. Although it was all compelling, some highlights included

Chris Bennion

Roni Geva is part of the all-female cast in “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Roni Geva’s standout moment in a scene where she charmingly gets fitted for her first bra. Rosalyn Coleman’s long legs flash and her charm shines in tales about boot obsessions and an errant boyfriend. Donna McKechnie bravely stares down a mastectomy with the aid of an artful tattoo. Mary Testa, especially, made the audience ache with laughter at her hysterical gestures and intonations in a bit about literally losing her shirt. She raised the personal recognition factor off the chart and delighted the men in the audience as well, to rousing applause. — Paula Atwell

IF YOU GO “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” WHEN: runs through July 15 WHERE: Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail TICKET PRICE: $26–$69 Call 351-8000.

Opening Night of ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ Friday, June 22 | Asolo Repertory Theatre

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by Molly Schechter | Food Editor

A new restaurant experience comes to the Sarasota area T

he recently opened Carmel Café is a mold-breaker. The food is “modern Mediterranean” — a fusion of favorites from countries including Italy, Spain, France, Morocco and Greece. The décor is modern moderation — clean lines and neutral backgrounds with handsome color from red couches and large-scale artworks by architect Albert Alfonso, who is also a painter. What makes the place unique is the way that customers order from the menu. It is called a MenuPad, and it is an iPad loaded with software developed by NetStar in Australia in collaboration with Carmel Café founders and owners Chris Sullivan, Nancy Schneid and Alexander Sullivan. It is an intuitive app for the increasingly ubiquitous tablet; you launch it by tapping an icon on the home screen and selecting a category for food or wine. When you make your selections, they go instantly to the kitchen or the bar. Other restaurants are experimenting with iPad systems,

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but, to the best of our knowledge, Carmel Café is the only one that’s up and running with one right now. The MenuPad is fun to use. It delivers all the information a diner could possibly want; it is nonintimidating; and it is accessible to virtually any level Molly Schecter of computer savvy Executive Chef Steve Cook, Manager Nina — all reasons it is quickly finding Teschberg and founder/owner Terry Ryan acceptance. Carmel Café has paper menus more control and a new and difavailable, but Terry Ryan, also a ferent restaurant experience. The food at Carmel Café is every founder and owner, reports, “We bit as promising as the ordering haven’t put any out. As soon as system. The aptly named Steve they see the pix, that’s it. Sarasota Cook, executive chef, reports that has been even more receptive the steak frites are a big seller. It is than our Tampa location.” Not ina culotte steak (“the top of the top cidentally, the food looks appetizsirloin”) served with Béarnaise ing on the screen. aioli and Carmel fries seasoned The MenuPad has far-ranging with the Mediterranean signature implications. You order dishes a blend of sumac, herbs and sesacourse at a time in whatever sequence you want. You put your me, called za’atar. Basil-grilled salmon comes with own modifications on your orquinoa and kalamata olive tapder — “dressing on the side,” for example. There is no chance of enade and, like many offerings, miscommunication between the is available as either a small or customer and the kitchen be- large plate. There are vegetarian cause the order goes straight from options and some nifty desserts, the diner’s fingertips to the chef’s including a toasted strawberry hands. Instantaneous ordering pound cake deemed “luscious” should result in faster service. The by a foodie friend and a no-wait system really gives the diner much chocolate lava cake invented by


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INGREDIENTS: SKEWERS: 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 3/4inch by 4-inch strips 1 cup balsamic vinaigrette (can substitute Italian dressing) 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced finely

DIRECTIONS: SKEWERS: • Run a skewer through each chicken strip lengthwise. • Combine dressing, sugar and rosemary. • Pour over the chicken skewers and marinate, refrigerated, for at least two hours. • Grill over medium fire or broil four to six inches from element until firm to the touch turning Cook. The café stocks some 60 wines, all available in three-, sixor nine-ounce pours, and the MenuPad identifies suggested pairings. Carmel Café is an intriguing new option for a casual dinner or just cocktails and appetizers with a group of friends, and it will open for lunch July 9 and brunch July 14. There is indoor-and-outdoor

VEGETABLES 1 large eggplant, peeled and diced 1 inch 2 cups red pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded and cut (roast your own or buy canned; cut into large pieces) 2 cups plum tomatoes, diced 2 inches 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon za’atar seasoning 2 teaspoons salt once (about three to four minutes per side). VEGETABLES: • Preheat oven to 500 degrees. • Combine the cut vegetables in a roasting pan and roast for 20 minutes. • Remove from oven and toss in a mixing bowl with olive oil, salt and seasoning. • Serve hot or chilled. Makes a great summer salad option. seating plus an informal lounge area with couches. The restaurant is in the sometimes-hard-to-navigate Shoppes at University Center directly south of BJ’s and across from Leroy Selmon’s. N.B.: The MenuPad is also a functioning iPad and gives diners access to the Internet and games as well as that intriguing, modern Mediterranean menu.


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