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Commissioner Joe Barbetta advocates for consolidation. PAGE 3A

Musician Jimi Gee marches to his own beat. INSIDE

OUR TOWN + Soccer match is a hit Daiquiri Deck tuned its big screens to the European Championship Sunday, July 1, as soccer fans filled the raw bar area to watch the soccer match between Spain and Italy. There was a lone reporter cheering for the underdog, Italy, and a plethora of redclad Spain supporters whooping for each of the four goals the team scored in the shutout victory. Some lucky customers also had a chance to win with a Daiquiri Deck-hosted raffle for shirts, coozies and a regulation soccer goal, immediately following the match. Kristen Wolfen, who said she received a soccer scholarship to the College of William & Mary, fittingly won the goal.

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sand wars By Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

Private beaches post security guards The battle between owners of beachfront property and public-use advocates is on the brink of reigniting. Parties hope to throw water on the debate before it heats up. A line of beach chairs and watercrafts sit peacefully beside the Siesta Key surf in front of Sea Club V. But the calm could soon frenzy, as complaints start to mount about beachfront property owners barring non-residents from their slice of the beach. This

time, there have been reports of a security guard posted at the west end of the public beach to check identification. The issue was re-opened at the Tuesday, July 3, Siesta Key Village Association meeting when Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson broached the subject

and referenced the letters she received the previous weekend. Dave Magee, SKVA member representing the UPS Store and a beachfront property owner, said it was necessary to put a security guard on the beach because nonguests were crowding out paying customers and future guests.

“We have absolutely no option because we’re losing guests like crazy,” he said. Also, he told Patterson he did so at the advice of an attorney, who told him to take action now

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WASHED AWAY By Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

+ SKOB wants you to support the troops Siesta Key Oyster Bar, also known as SKOB, will be having a Fourth of July Backyard Grill Out Wednesday, July 4. The traditional backyard grill out will celebrate Independence Day as well as honor those serving in the military. Part owner Beth Owen-Cipielewski’s son is currently serving in Afghanistan. Guests will be encouraged to sign a large banner that will later be sent to the 214th Combat Brigade. In addition, quarterpound hot dogs, barbecue chicken drumsticks and Italian sausages will be grilled for guests. A percentage of the proceeds will help to send care packages to the troops.

Turtle tracks (Incomplete survey due to Tropical Storm Debby) Week of June 23 through 30

Nests on Siesta Key.........14 False crawls.....................23 2012 2011 Nests 212 95 False crawls 219 125

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The rocks in front of Fisherman’s Cove south of Turtle Beach have not been exposed since a 2008 beach nourishment that deposited 150 feet of sand in front of them.

Debby ravages shores of south Siesta The tropical storm eroded nearly 30 feet of Turtle Beach, leaving 50% of sediment placed in 2008 during a $10 million nourishment project. Siesta Key public beach was spared. Dr. Weiqi “Frank” Lin trudged through the sand south of Turtle Beach Friday, June 29 and stopped in front of a wrecked sea wall. He shook his head in amazement while looking at a swimming pool on Blind Pass Lane filled with displaced sand. Workers, who were removing the sand with hoses connected to a construction vehicle, said

the damage could be more than $15,000. Lin, who has a Ph.D. in oceanography and has been an engineer with Sarasota County Coastal Resources for nine years, said Tropical Storm Debby eroded nearly half of the sand placed during a 2008 nourishment project, which cost the county $10 million. He was on Turtle

Beach to assess damage from the storm, which pummeled Sarasota beaches from June 23 until it made landfall near Tallahassee four days later. “It was really weird,” he told the Pelican Press while conducting the field research. “The wind damage was minimal — some signs and fences were blown over — but the beach and dune

erosion is the worst I’ve seen.” The tropical storm moved about four miles per hour in its trek through the Gulf of Mexico and shed swirling bands of wind that were 10 times that fast, according to Lin. Those storm fragments, which were plentiful because of Debby’s slow pace,

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DEBBY / FROM PAGE 1A Beach chairs, a catamaran and several canopy tents rest less than 10 feet from the surf on south Siesta Key Beach. Alex Mahadevan

PROPERTY / FROM PAGE 1A to avoid the possibility of losing land rights to public use in the future. “The Hyatt has started taking over all of the area with its chairs,” Patterson said. “The only place people can walk up and down on this gorgeous beach is by the water.” The wrack line, the average point at which the surf reaches the beach during high tide, is the cutoff where public access is allowed under common law. The state owns lands from that point into the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, and it is usually determined, on a case-by-case basis, using seaweed deposits to mark the wrack line. But with the flooding of Siesta beaches after Tropical Storm Debby, lines of seaweed are higher on the beach than prior to the storm, which has squeezed the amount of space available to landowners to place beach chairs. Patterson received complaints about chairs so close to shore that it was difficult to walk the

length of the beach. At Sea Club V, there is a nine-foot space between beach chairs and the Gulf of Mexico, but chair placement begins north of seaweed deposits. “I’m saying that for a long time there’s been a compromise on it,” Patterson said about leaving enough room for walkers between the surf and beach furniture. “And if the compromise doesn’t continue, then when your guests want to walk down the beach, someone’s going to run them off.” “I’m the tail who wags the dog,” said Sarasota County Sheriff’s Dep. Matt Binkley, who is the one shouldering responsibility of protecting private property. The erosion from Tropical Storm Debby, which most affected areas south of Turtle Beach, and the highly variable level of the surf during the different tides make determining the wrack line difficult at this point. “I don’t want to start a war,” Patterson said. “I want the war to go away.”

caused the surf on Siesta Key beaches to froth as far as 100 feet up to vegetation, taking the sand along the way out to the Gulf as it subsided. Sarasota County Rescue Chief Scott Montgomery said June 28 crews cleaning up debris left from Debby were also documenting erosion evidence, which Lin confirmed after his assessment. Sarasota County Coastal Resources Manager Laird Wreford said erosion losses ranged from anywhere between 20 and 60 feet along the Gulf Coast, but the award-winning sands of Siesta Key Public Beach remained. “The main public beach is such a wide beach,” he said. “ ... it didn’t really experience any loss of sand.” Turtle Beach was already slated for an $11 million sand renourishment project starting in 2015, according to the Sarasota County 2013 fiscal year preliminary budget. But, after Sarasota County commissioners June 23 declared a local state of emergency and Gov. Rick Scott did the same for Florida, the project is eligible for state and Federal Emergency Management Agency funding, Wreford said. Sarasota County staff from various departments Monday, July 2, met with state, FEMA and U.S. Corps of Army Engineers officials to begin talks about Debby’s damage and financial obligations. Lin presented his pre-disaster report, which he assembled before the start of hurricane season, and the one he collected after the storm. There is more complex erosion analysis to come, Lin said. He has used pictures and anec-

Dr. Weiqi Lin, an engineer with Sarasota County Coastal Resources, takes pictures Friday, June 29, on Turtle Beach while assessing Tropical Storm Debby’s impact on Siesta Key.

It could cost as much as $15,000 to repair this Siesta Key pool, which Tropical Storm Debby filled with sand. dotal evidence to quantify Debby’s effects but will eventually move on to an echo sounder, which uses radar to measure ocean depths. A more thorough inspection may yield positive news.

“What remains to be seen is all the sand that may have been captured by near shore sandbars; that sand can be swept back onto the shoreline,” Wreford explained. “We’re keeping our fingers crossed for that.”

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LAND DRAIN

by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

Sarasota County wants to shed land Commissioner Joe Barbetta has made consolidating government services a goal since he was elected. Now he wants the free space created in private hands. For someone with a background in economics, Sarasota County Commissioner Joe Barbetta is surprisingly optimistic. Economics combines statistics, mathematics, law and even psychology to make guesses about everything from what commissioners can expect a county budget to be in a decade to forecasts of how many people will cheat on their taxes. Barbetta uses economics in his decisions as a commissioner, he told the Pelican Press during an interview. One example is his quest to pare Sarasota County government expenses through consolidation of offices and shed surplus county-owned property. But resistance from other commissioners concerned about selling property in a depressed real-estate market and the slow crawl of legislative processes have been significant hurdles. “We’re not in the real-estate business,” Barbetta said of the Sarasota County Commission. “You’re never going to sell at the top of the market. The idea is to get (surplus land) back on the tax rolls.” His fellow members on the dais, such as Commissioner Nora Patterson, have criticized Barbetta’s rosy economic forecasts before. Last year he forecasted a 1% drop in taxable land value for the county in the 2013 fiscal year, which was in sharp contrast to the 7% freefall predicted by state economists. The County Commission last year settled on a 4% estimated decrease. Sarasota County revised the estimate to a 1.17% fall in budget workshops earlier this year and settled on a 1.1% decrease July 1. Commissioner Jon Thaxton, during a June 12 budget workshop when the latter figure was given, said that “the Barbetta scenario” had come true. Sarasota County jointly owns a parking lot with the

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WATER TECHNOLOGY by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

Commissioners split on new meter readers Environmental Services says it needs to put 45,000 new water meters in the ground as soon as possible.

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Sarasota County Commissioner Joe Barbetta wants further government consolidation after staff vacates the sixth floor of the Administration Center. city of Sarasota at the intersection of U.S. 301 and Main Street, which Barbetta has identified as a parcel better suited for a high-rise building. Patterson said the parking is necessary for the Clerk of the Circuit Court, which sits across the street. The sale price could easily reflect that condition, Barbetta argued. If the two governments decided to sell the lot, which he estimates to be worth as much as $9 million, they could multiply the 70 parking spaces by $13,000 and subtract it from the sale price. With the city of Sarasota hurting fiscally, he said, the sale would be mutually beneficial. However, County Operations Maintenance and Services Director David Cash at a May 7 budget workshop said he would need to return

at a later date to update commissioners with a timeline of when a new property-inventory system is implemented. There has been no update on that system, which would make land evaluation more accurate and expedite the discovery of surplus land. Regardless, Barbetta sparred with Patterson about the efficacy of such a program. “I want the information,” she said, “but I’m not at all convinced that there will be millions and millions of dollars’ worth of properties that are going to be simple to dispose of or even advantageous.” But progress in Barbetta’s aim is beginning to surface: Sarasota County Emergency Operations will combine three offices into a single building after a new operations center is constructed.

County Administrator Randall Reid told the Pelican Press he wants to sell a tract of land on Cattleman Road. Barbetta said he supports Reid’s commitment to economic development after Reid submitted a preliminary budget for the 2013 fiscal year that includes $12 million to that end — double the previous year’s spending. Bringing an out-of-county company to the area helps diversify the local economy, hedging the risk of reliance on the real estate and tourism, he explained. “I’ve always said we’re one red tide away — we’re one hurricane away — from the tourism industry shutting down,” Barbetta said. “So, if we don’t diversify, we’re going to have that lull of five or six months where tourism is going to drop off.”

by Alex Mahadevan | News Editor

SKVA frustrations with county continue Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson took flak from Siesta Key Village Association members about delays in beach projects and Village maintenance.

The delays facing the Siesta Key Beach enhancement project and confusion over the process for selecting a company to perform Village upkeep were the central issues at the Tuesday, July 3 Siesta Key Village Association meeting. As the sole representative from local government, County Commissioner Nora Patterson was on the defensive. Sarasota County staff June 21 led firm representatives interested in taking over Village maintenance on a tour of the area. SKVA President Russell Matthes and Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mark Smith, who toured the Village with the

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group, got a close look at dead grass, bald mulch patches and the much-maligned absence of pressure-washed walkways. “It was embarrassing,” Matthes said during the meeting. “The sidewalks are gross,” Daiquiri Deck co-owner Troy Syprett chimed in. Siesta Key Association member Michael Shay said garbage around Village trashcans is not being collected. The county is taking bids on an annual contract to create a “resort-style” atmosphere in the Village. Sarasota County has not yet reimbursed the Siesta Key Village Maintenance Corp.,

formed by Village merchants last year to oversee maintenance, the nearly $3,000 owed for accounting and establishment costs. Smith said he gave Sarasota County Traffic Engineering staff member Ryan Montague receipts for the procurement department to analyze June 21. “It’ll be wonderful: sunshine, butterflies and rainbows,” Smith said sarcastically about the timeline for payback. “The procurement department is right now without a head,” Patterson responded, referring to the June 20 resignation of Mike Thiele. “If you don’t want a relationship with the county, we

can start all the way back from scratch and you guys can figure out how to pay the bill,” Patterson said. “All I’m saying is — be gentle.” She said the delay is also due to disagreements found in the invoices Smith submitted. “We do recognize we get a lot of benefits out here,” Syprett said. “We’re also one of the biggest draws sales taxwise, tourist-wise, bed taxwise. So, we generate a lot of revenue, too.” Rob Lewis from Sarasota County Planning and Development will be at the Aug. 7 SKVA meeting, during which discussion about development will continue, Matthes said.

Sarasota County in the 2013 fiscal year is in the murky chasm between new and old technology when it comes to portable water meter transmitters. Innovation that would lower costs of automated water meter systems and components is several years away, but Sarasota County Environmental Services Operations General Manager George MacFarland says he’s running out of meter inventory and needs to put about 45,000 more in the ground. Sarasota County commissioners approved the expenses June 26 in a 3-2 vote, but voted unanimously to add a discussion item in an upcoming meeting agenda for MacFarland to further explain meter technologies and to analyze other meter providers. “I’m not They’re waiting for prepared to a technology that vote for this,” can read multiple Commission reader types and a Chair woman manufacturer of a Christine Robcommon device. inson said after hearing McAnd, as we know, Farland’s preeven Apple and sentation. “It’s Microsoft don’t a large amount do that. of money and we’re obligatCounty ing ourselves to Administrator something that Randall Reid I think we need to understand the ramifications of better.” The current company the county uses for its meter readers, Badger Meter Inc., charged $125 for its meters when they were initially installed five years ago and has had the price locked for the duration. Badger will increase its price to $150 per meter with the new three-year contract, the duration of which troubled Commissioner Joe Barbetta. The problem with the current technology is that each meter only responds to meter readers designed by the same company. MacFarland said there is a possibility that a firm in the next three years could emerge with readers that work on frequencies of all manufacturers meters. Further, MacFarland estimated that uprooting the 30,000 meters already in use would cost more than $2 million. Barbetta joined Robinson in her trepidation of approving the contract. He said the county in the past had signed longterm agreements and were stuck with outdated technology they had to retrofit with improvements. However, there is a 30-day termination clause in the contract with Badger, which would allow the county to end the relationship as soon as a market-leveling technology was introduced. “I don’t see why we can’t go ahead and approve and then go on and have the discussion everyone wants to have,” said Commissioner Nora Patterson. “I just don’t see any advantages of prolonging the discussion,” Thaxton said after he made a motion to approve the contract. County Administrator Randall Reid said he did not expect for the recommendation to change regardless of the time given for Environmental Services Operations to re-analyze potential meter providers. “They’re waiting for a technology that can read multiple reader types and a manufacturer of a common device,” Reid said. “And, as we know, even Apple and Microsoft don’t do that.”


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+ Siesta Sheriff facility extends lease

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office space located at 6647 Midnight Pass Road received a twoyear lease renewal authorization by the Sarasota County Commission at its Thursday, June 26 meeting. The contract runs through 2014 and has options for two additional year extensions. The Sheriff’s Office began leasing the space in 2008. The office is 1,962 square feet. The county acquired the building when it took over the Siesta Key Utilities Authority.

+ Siesta water facility back on track

The Sarasota County Environmental Utilities water reclamation facility on Siesta Key returned to working order Thursday, June 28 after it began overflowing four days earlier. Tropical Storm Debby caused heavy flooding on Siesta and caused a backup in the facility. Flooding within the building caused power outages, further slowing the system. The Siesta Key Sanitary Sewer rehabilitation initiative, a Sarasota County Public Works project that will update some of the utility water pipes on the island, is currently under way. The Siesta facility is expected to go offline when a $10 million pump station is finished to route wastewater to facilities on the mainland for treatment.

+ Siesta Key flooding traps residents

Flooding on the small tract of land on north Siesta Key has drawn complaints from residents to Sarasota County commissioners. There was serious flooding caused by Tropical Storm Debby on parts of Beach Road and Canal Road during

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Meetings &agendas Siesta Key Association monthly meeting — 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5, St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Room F, 5615 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key

Sarasota County Commission regular meeting — 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, R.L. Anderson Administration Building, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice

Sarasota County Commission regular meeting — 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, Administration Center, commission chambers, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota

Sarasota County Organizations Active in Disaster Management Committee — 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, Sarasota County Health and Human Services, Room 226 Administration Center, commission chambers, 2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota

the week of June 25, according to a news release from Sarasota County. But County Commissioner Nora Patterson told the Pelican Press Freeling Drive and Flamingo Avenue were also covered with seawater, and residents on nearby Norsota Way informed her in an email message that their street was severely flooded from the storm.

+ Say what, Siesta? “I’m just saying, be gentle!” said Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson July 3, responding to a flurry of Siesta Key Village Association complaints about county government.

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Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, here I am at camp: Rosaire’s Riding Academy Summer Horse Camp

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It’s Thursday, June 28, and it’s hot, hot, hot at horse camp. Here at Rosaire’s Riding Academy, some of the campers are tacking up their horses and getting ready to ride. Others are already trotting around the arena and eyeing the jumps. A couple of girls are snuggling up to a cuddly cow named Moomers and a loveable llama named Lima. Little do the campers know that in about one hour, they’ll be wrangling sheep like real cowfolk so that Jonathan Hearne, of Leicester, N.C., can give the sheep a summer haircut.

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City comission ‘targets’ defunct parking meters The city of Sarasota is posed to lose 90% on the purchase price of 47 parking meter pay stations.

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In March, Sarasota City Commissioner Shannon Snyder warned Main Street merchants that the elimination of the parking meter program downtown would create a Wild West, when merchants and shoppers began to fight over free parking spaces. Four months later, Snyder’s Wild West may still be a good analogy. At the Monday, July 2, Sarasota City Commission regular meeting, Snyder expressed frustration with a parking meter report from Deputy City Manager Marlon Brown. Brown reported the 47 pay stations the city bought more than a year ago from Milwaukee-based Duncan Solutions for $10,000 apiece would only fetch $1,000 if sold back to Duncan Solutions. Meter stations they paid $470,000 for will now only fetch $47,000. Brown said the city has exhausted all options with the city attorney’s office and can’t return the meters for a full refund because the contract didn’t include a buyback clause. Brown stated the company addressed issues with the meters when they arose. Those issues, which many contend were never fixed, included meters eating credit cards, meters not giving receipts and meter screens that

could not be read in the sunlight. Although the city is still shopping the meters to other cities, Brown insinuated the city shouldn’t expect to recoup anywhere near its full investment. “Everything we tried ties our hands to what we can do,” Brown said. The report prompted Snyder to suggest city residents could pay $5 per shot to shoot the meters. Snyder said: “The bottom line is we bought a product that didn’t work. Take them down to the skeet club and let (everyone that hated) them shoot ’em up with a slug.” Commissioners, and those in attendance, laughed, but Snyder never broke a smile. “I think it would be a great charity event,” Snyder said adding that the publicity of such an event would make Duncan Solutions Inc. rethink its hard-lined stance on the price it is willing to pay for the meters. Duncan Solutions Senior Vice President James Kennedy did not return a phone call or an email seeking comment for this story. The city invested more than $1 million in the defunct parking meter program in 2011.

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Search for new leader continues Search consultant Colin Baenziger has suggested the city manager salary maximum be raised $35,000 for the position to attract a wider range of candidates. Search consultant Colin Baenziger, of Colin Baenziger & Associates, told the Pelican Press Tuesday he was surprised by the Sarasota City Commission’s decision not to select a new city manager Monday night. “You only see this happen every one out of 100 times,” Baenziger said. What Baenziger and others saw Monday night was a commission that’s not willing to settle for a city manager with a blemish on his record. The list of three candidates included former Oak Park, Ill., City Manager Thomas Barwin; Daytona Beach City Manager Jim Chisholm; and West Palm Beach City Manager Edward “Ed” Mitchell. Despite a nomination for Barwin from Vice Mayor Willie Shaw, there weren’t enough votes to make the selection. Questions arose about why Barwin had resigned his position abruptly in Oak Park and why none of the Oak Park councilmen had submitted a reference for their review. The majority of the commission wasn’t comfortable with legal matters Chisholm dealt with in Daytona Beach and as the DeSoto County administrator. Mayor Suzanne Atwell received no support when she nominated Mitchell, the longtime manager of West Palm Beach, who dealt with a fraud issue and a commisioner pay-to-play scheme under his helm. Commissioner Shannon Snyder made it known early on he wasn’t happy with the candidates. He barely provided any questions or input. A motion passed 4-1 to have Colin Baenziger & Associates continue to look for new city manager candidates.

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“Obviously, we need to talk to them (the commissioners) again and see what was lacking from the candidates they saw,” Baenziger told the Pelican Press. Baenziger has suggested they raise the current salary maximum for the position from $180,000 to about $215,000. Former City Manager Bob Bartolotta, who resigned under pressure after an email scandal was revealed at City Hall earlier this year, received a salary of $177,000. Baenziger’s firm has been paid $21,500, so far, to perform the search, and the contract requires it to perform another search at no additional cost. It will take at least another three months to complete the process over again. Snyder told the Pelican Press last week it’s pretty simple. Said Snyder: “We’ve already been there and done that with scandals. We need someone to restore credibility and bring Sarasota to the next level during difficult budget times.” Snyder voiced support for Interim City Manager Terry Lewis, who previously served as an interim leader in North Port and Sarasota County, to take the job permanently. Lewis has repeatedly declined considering such a permanent post. He had rented a truck to drive furniture to his retirement home up in North Carolina, only to discover Monday night that he’s still needed as an interim leader. Lewis had to cancel his plans three months ago when the city came calling once his tenure was no longer needed at the county. “U-Haul won’t even rent to me anymore because I keep cancelling on them,”said Lewis.

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a monumental cause. Not only a cause that declared their countrymen and their land free and independent from a tyrannical British king, but a cause that, remarkably, is still influencing world events today. It’s important for Americans to remind themselves what the signers declared and

believed and why. And it’s important to put this declaration of everyone’s inalienable rights of Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness into the context of today. Ask yourself: Are you, we, still committed and practicing these principles?

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by John Gudritz | Contributing Columnist

It was disheartening to read more easily be solved. More people about the reason for the closing with cars require more parking: It is of Anna’s Deli in Siesta Key Vil- that simple. lage. Anna’s sandwiches (especially Siesta Key officials got a big boost “The Surfer”) have been a must- in their effort to increase tourism have for my family since the deli when Siesta Beach was named first opened 41 years ago. To the No. 1 Beach in the have such an icon of the VilU.S. by Steve Leatherlage close its doors because man (Dr. Beach) in 2011. of a lack of parking should That kind of publicity for be a call to action for the Sia beach vacation destiesta Key Village Association nation is priceless, and and the Sarasota County Siesta Key continues to Commission. It is time to benefit from it. Hotel get serious about the parkrooms and rental proping problem in the Village erties were full throughas well as the public beach. out most of the winter JOHN As I have mentioned in season this year. HowGUDRITZ this column before, I was ever, for those new visicoming to Siesta Key even tors, as well as the rest of before Anna’s opened its first us who call the Key home (at least a store in the Village. The Village has part of the year), there were traffic changed tremendously over the and, more importantly, parking isyears. Although I personally pre- sues that were frustrating at times. ferred the way it was 20 years ago, The serious lack of parking spacI am aware that times change and es at the public beach is shameful. we have to change with it. I am try- It can also be dangerous. I have ing. witnessed despicable acts from My real problem with the devel- frustrated beachgoers trying desopment of Siesta Key and, more perately to find a place to put their importantly, the Village, is that it cars. Verbal and even physical alfocused on attracting more tourists tercations are not unusual in the without making sure that the infra- height of the season between indistructure was keeping up with the viduals who each claim to have the numbers. The development motto right to the next open space in the should have been, “If we build parking lot. it, they will come,” and officials The Sarasota County Commisshould have been better prepared sion has taken action to help alfor that growth. leviate the parking shortage at the Although solutions to the bum- beach, but it is woefully too little, per-to-bumper traffic on the Key too late. A little more than 100 new during the winter months are not spaces does not cut it. Maybe 300 clear but surely complicated, park- spaces would make a difference. ing is a problem that can much Unfortunately, they have made it

clear that this is all they can do for now. Oh well, it is a start. Increasing parking spaces in the Village should be next on the agenda. And, along with additional parking spaces, there needs to be a system for reserving those spaces for people who are patronizing the various businesses within the Village, not going to the beach. The reality of these unfortunate consequences of attracting more people to Siesta Key is that some economic principles will have to be enacted and enforced. Either we will have to pay to vastly increase the supply of parking at the beaches and the Village or we will have to devise disincentives to park on the Key. Parking meters did not go over so well in downtown Sarasota, so I am not anticipating them on the Key anytime soon. But that day will come. The increasing traffic and parking issues on Siesta Key will actually discourage visitors, which will negate the efforts of the visitors bureau or chamber of commerce to attract more tourists to our beaches and businesses. The solutions may be expensive, annoying and/or inconvenient but will be necessary if we want the Key to remain a desirable destination. Let’s do something before more businesses, like Anna’s, decide to leave the Village. John Gudritz is the co-owner of an investment management firm. He and his wife have been coming to Siesta Key since the 1970s and have been property owners and seasonal residents since 2008.

+ SRQ was over-expanded Dear Editor: I am afraid that no matter how many dollars our taxpayersubsidized airport’s public relations specialists keep spending, travelers will only fly SRQ if the ticket cost is low enough to compete with much cheaper tickets out of neighboring alternative airports and for no other reason, whatsoever, publicity blitzes included. Next time I am shopping for airline tickets, I’ll call SRQ’s CEO and have him point out to me the magic website where, according to him, he found tickets out of SRQ for only $27 above Tampa International. Had that been true, travelers would have already been flooding SRQ’s gates without the need of any expensive marketing blitz at all. I always check everything on the web and find flying out of SRQ to cost typically as much as $200 more than nearby alternatives, not just $27; unless that is for some flight that leaves SRQ at 4 a.m. or something like that. I would have gladly opted for the convenience of flying out of SRQ had it only cost me just a mere $27 more. Let’s face a sad reality of market economics. Sarasota-Bradenton’s demographic numbers are not anywhere large

enough to make such a huge and luxurious airport as the current one cost effective without burdening local taxpayers for subsidizing it to survive. It was expanded extravagantly a few years ago, at very high cost, not because of market economics but because of local officials’ and business leaders’ pride and ambition to have a large “international” airport here. It’s reminiscent of their similar past efforts for a money-loosing mega convention center here, which wisely and, fortunately, has been thwarted thus far. Our airport should have been left the size that was economically appropriate for our metropolitan area. I wish we had learned from the Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda, a much smaller metro area with an airport that is nevertheless thriving and getting busier all the time, because, unlike ours, it was wisely kept small and less expensive. Instead of expensive PR campaigns, I think what might help is assigning one SRQ employee with a computer and offering the public a phone number to call and be told which airline, if any, coming to SRQ offers tickets to desired destinations at only $27 above other nearby airports. Nick Catsakis Nokomis

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8 a.m. — 700 block of Canal Road. Residential Burglary. A leaf blower, some cordless power tools, a television and a laptop were stolen from a rental property. Police found that an unknown burglar used a crowbar-like instrument to pry open a sliding-glass door. The intruder also removed a wall safe containing $400, credit cards and a key.

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1:32 p.m. — 3900 block of N. Shell Road. Trespassing. A home caretaker reported that three men hanging out on a nearby beach had been sleeping inside the house for which he was looking after for the owner, who was vacationing in France. An officer asked the men for identification and learned they were home-

BAR-RED FROM ENTRY 11:30 p.m. — 5200 block of Ocean Boulevard. Disturbance. A man tried to enter a bar with an open container of alcohol, and a bouncer instructed the man to leave the premises. The man, who was described as “severely intoxicated,� became belligerent and began disturbing bar patrons. Police found him in a nearby parking lot and issued a trespassing warning. The man left the area without incident.



 



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Moving Ethos surprises beachgoers with flash mob Moving Ethos dancers and community members performed a flash mob Friday, June 29, on Siesta Key Public Beach. The group also performed Saturday on Lido Beach and again Sunday on Siesta Key Beach. The group performed to an orchestral version of Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” and “Clair de Lune.”

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Tortoise Estates home sells for $900,000 The following residential real-estate transactions took place between June 18 and June 22. A home in Tortoise Estates tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. George and Karen Flynn, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1159 Horizon View Drive to Kathleen Brown, of Cincinnati, for $900,000. Built in 2003, it has two bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,224 square feet of living area.

TOP BUILDING PERMITS These are the Siesta Key building permits issued by Sarasota County and city of Sarasota for the week of June 18 through June 22, in order of dollar amounts. SIESTA KEY Address

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4937 Oxford Drive 6271 Midnight Pass Road 606 Calle Del Otono 627 Calle De Peru 757 Beach Road 6146 Midnight Pass Road 6300 Midnight Pass Road 396 Avenida Madera 4660 Ocean Blvd. 212 Pass Key Road 7533 Midnight Pass Road 5415 Azure Way 9200 Midnight Pass Road 1255 Basin Lane 6415 Midnight Pass Road 6300 Midnight Pass Road 5780 Midnight Pass Road 6212 Midnight Pass Road 5790 Midnight Pass Road 5860 Midnight Pass Road 7610 Sanderling Road 8730 Midnight Pass Road 6006 Midnight Pass Road

Renovations Renovations Remodel Remodel Remodel Windows/Doors Doors Re-roof Sewer Windows/Doors Plumbing Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical Windows Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical Shutters Remodel Plumbing

Lucia Dial, trustee Ronald Newman Marc Ellinstad Jerry Wilhelm Ron Guertin Susan Smith Paul Bourque Paul Sibole Jr. Harold Hesse John Flanagan Peter Bellile Thomas Fuller Erick Halliday Hugh McPheeters Jr. Mary Long, trustee Marie Wieland Janet Murphy Jo Mateer, trustee Ashley Israel, trustee Richard Murray Robert Evans, trustee Sam Towell William Kothe

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$172,465 $46,043 $45,472 $38,765 $25,000 $15,734 $9,700 $8,800 $8,000 $7,167 $6,649 $5,864 $5,449 $5,296 $4,560 $4,555 $4,001 $3,940 $3,895 $3,870 $3,151 $2,500 $2,240

Doug Mashke, of Sarasota, sold his

home at 703 Tropical Circle to Jeffrey and Rosemary Bloch, of Sarasota, for $700,000. Built in 1981, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,913 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $650,000 in 2007. Lawrence and Arlene Bauer sold their home at 4544 Woodside Road to Robert Amyot and Richard Beaudet, of Quebec City, for $600,000. Built in 1972, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,905 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $300,000 in 1996.

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Elizabeth McCuistion, of Muscle Shoals, Ala., sold her Unit 805 condominium at 5880 Midnight Pass Road to Leonard and Mary Feddema, of Angela, Ind., for $585,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,498 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $345,000 in 1998. Robert and Ethel Richards, trustees, of N. Canton, Ohio, sold the Unit 305 condominium at 5880 Midnight Pass Road to James and Eileen Shannon, of Redbark, N.J., for $450,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,498 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $222,500 in 1991.

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GLK Properties Ltd. sold the Unit 204 condominium at 5920 Midnight Pass Road to RMDM LLC for $555,000. Built in 1971, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,352 square feet of living area. Jeffrey Fidler and Robyn Fidler, trustees, and Robert Fidler, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 402 condominium at 5916 Midnight Pass Road to SAMAW402 LLC for $442,000. Built in 1971, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,240 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $41,500 in 1972.

The Mangroves

Davis Klein sold his home at 1233 Sea Plume Way to Patricia Donovan, trustee, of Chicago, for $440,000. Built in 1977, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,352 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $290,000 in 2000.

Island Reef

Real Properties LLC sold the Unit 501-G condominium at 8773 Midnight Pass Road to Sean McQueary and Kimberly McQueary, trustees, of Springfield, Mo., for $415,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,303 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $350,000 in 2007.

Siesta Dunes Beach

Jeffrey and Elizabeth Lecklider and Stephen and Shannon Jones sold their Unit 203 condominium at 6204 Midnight Pass Road to Marco Drudi and Marilena Sebastiano, trustees, of Ontario, Canada, for $395,000. Built in 1979, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,170 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $525,000 in 2005.

Horizons West

Barry Schechter, Lawrence Schechter and Ricki Avant, of Florence, Mass., sold their Unit 305 condominium at 6140 Midnight Pass Road to Barry Schechter and Kathy Hibshman, of Florence, Mass., for $366,700. Built in 1967, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,296 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $740,000 in 2004.

Harbor Towers Yacht and Racquet Club

Joseph and Leigh Spencer, of Atlanta, sold their Unit GP03 condominium at 5855 Midnight Pass Road to JP Printing Enterprises LLC for $315,000. Built in 1976, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,056 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $275,000 in 2000.

Peppertree Bay

William and Myra Rosenthal, of Rockville, Md., sold their Unit 403 condominium at 1200 E. Peppertree Lane to Arthur and Sandra Hollis, of Mokena, Ill., for $315,000. Built in 1973, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,200 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $400,000 in 2002.

Sarasota Beach

William and Janet Karch, of Beech Creek, Pa., sold the home at 446 Island Circle to Bradley Karch, of Matilda, Pa., for $275,000. Built in 1957, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,840 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $535,000 in 2009.

Whispering Sands

Gerald and Mary Porretta, of Rochester, N.Y., sold their Unit A-103 condominium at 225 Hourglass Way to Thomas Morin, of Sarasota, for $273,500. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,271 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $255,000 in 2008.

Sandy Cove

William Takacs and Danny Crow, of Toledo, Ohio, sold their Unit 103 condominium at 103 Pass Key Road to Frances Haughey, of Sarasota, for $225,000. Built in 1973, it has one bedroom, one bath and 628 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $280,000 in 2003.

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CORRECTION: The top sale in the June 28 real-

estate transactions should have read: Richard and Margie Trumbull, of Siesta Key, sold their home at 149 Big Pass Lane to W. David and M. Denise Sanders, of Bristol, Ind., for $1.6 million.

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Utilities & Cable Included

Condos For Sale

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Homes For Rent LUXOR MHP

$450/mo-1 bed/bath mobile homes. 55+ community. No Pets. 5811 14th St. W. Bradenton. Sarasota Real Estate Assoc., Inc. Greg Nowak 941-809-6034

Homes For Sale BANK OWNED PROPERTIES & more! View them at LarrySellsSarasota.com

ON BEACH or Bay!! 1-3 Bedrooms, Weekly or Monthly. Available Immediately. Seaside Management, 941-923-6077.

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Alterations/Upholstery TRACY'S UPHOLSTERY 35 years experience Furniture, Drapery, Cornices, Cushions. Affordable prices. Call Tracy 941-961-4364.

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38314

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Judie Berger

sold

1229 Point Crisp Road - $2,850,000

Brand New Siesta Key bay front home on magical 1 acre lot with dock, lift and infinity pool

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701 Treasure Boat Way - $1,500,000 Elegant Siesta Key Mediterranean home on the Grand Canal, built in 2004 with over 3,300 sf

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530 Yardarm Lane - $1,150,000

Longboat Key 3 bedroom/3 bath pool home on sailboat water one block to open bay, mostly constructed in 2004

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1245 Sea Plume Way - $1,150,000

Fabulous Siesta location directly on Sarasota Bay with meticulous home just waiting for your personal touches

1529 Eastbrook Drive - $999,950

Exquisite Spanish-style lake front home in sought after West of the Trail location - richly appointed 3 bed/2.5 bath pool home

new price

550 Commonwealth Place - $749,000

also under contract

2130 Sonoma Drive - $549,000

1257 S Portofino Drive #208 - $264,900

1771 Ringling Boulevard #1001 - $500,000 4555 Tuscana Drive - $429,500

â&#x20AC;&#x153;BEST IN CLIENT SATISFACTIONâ&#x20AC;? 7 YEARS IN A ROW TOP PRODUCER premier SOTHEBYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A LEADER IN SIESTA KEY AND SIESTA ISLES HOME SALES SPECIALIZING IN LUXURY MARKETING AND NEGOTIATION

941.479.3880

200â&#x20AC;&#x2122; on Siesta Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grand Canal. Charming 3 bed/2 bath home with beautiful long, wrap around panoramic views

5911 Midnight Pass Road #201 - $335,000

Executive 3 bed/3 bath+den pool home on lush 28,000+ sq ft lot solidly built with Ytong block construction

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Judie Berger, PA, ABR, GRI

Judie.Berger@sothebysrealty.com

also sold in 2012 1240 Northport Drive - $935,000 618 Owl Way - $800,000 1919 Grove Street - $745,000 757 Tropical Circle - $730,000 5300 Ocean Boulevard #903 - $670,000 5044 Faberge Place - $315,000 9393 Midnight Pass Road #401 - $300,000

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“It all started at 8 o’clock on Feb. 16, 1964,” Jimi Gee says of his love of music. “That was the night The Beatles came on TV. I saw boys with long hair and I thought, ‘I can do that.’”

guitar hero Thanks to a new gig, a new album and a new makeover, Sarasota’s favorite gender-bending rock guitarist is more comfortable than ever in his own skin.

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wice this week he’s been asked by female co-workers how he does his makeup. Does he rim his eyes with liquid liner or pencil? Does he curl his eye-

lashes? Does he put shadow under his eyes? Gee, whose look is best described as Patti Smith-meets-Alice Cooper, loves the attention.

If there’s one thing he’s learned in the three decades he’s worked as a musician, it’s that looking different is a good thing. Tiny Tim told him that.

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The secret to his new and improved face? His eyebrows. He recently had them tattooed in a permanent, but subtle, arch. “I love it when I get compliments from women — real women,” Gee says. “It’s like, really? I’m doing something with my makeup that you don’t know how to do? It makes me feel so good!” He lets out a hearty laugh, which quickly breaks into a high-pitched giggle. Reaching for his guitar, he clutches it to his chest like he’s embracing a long-lost friend. Designed by his sponsor — the all-girl guitar company, Daisy Rock Guitars — the instrument, with its glittery body, slender neck and stars between its frets, is the perfect accessory to Gee’s rockerchick image. The musician has waited his whole life to play a sparkly guitar that matches his sparkly pants. “It’s a really magical time for me,” Gee says. “I’ve got backers. I’m recording a CD — my first CD. I’m teaching full time, and look at me! I’m a senior citizen who looks like a 40-year-old woman.” To clarify, Gee is neither a senior citizen nor a 40-year-old woman. He’s a 57-year-old cross-dressing musician from New York, whose birth name is James Gaccione. The son of Italian immigrant factory workers, Gee, a native of Queens, N.Y., grew up with two sisters, whose closets he would privately raid, not because he wanted to mess with their stuff, but because he wanted to wear it. A Sarasota resident for more than 30 years, Gee is one of the area’s most well-regarded classicrock guitarists, although, if you

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“I really like teaching,” says musician Jimi Gee. “I feel like I’m passing the torch.” Gee got his start playing backup for early rock ’n’ roll bands, such as The Platters, The Coasters and The Tokens. ask him what genre turns him on whom are cool with their father’s most, he’ll tell you jazz. appearance. He learned from the greats: jazz “One in every 10,000 people is musicians such as Fred Sharp, born like me,” Gee says. “But they Bubba Thurston, Gene Taylor don’t lay their cards out on the and Jerry Jerome; old-timers who table. This was not a choice. I was played the early Sarasota Jazz Fes- born this way. I sit through group tivals and eventually retired to the therapy and I listen to these stoGulf Coast. ries and I think, ‘Man, I’m lucky. I Like a lot of Sarasotans, they have a loving and supportive famtook a liking to the affable, fast- ily. I have a great job.” talking guitarist. His penchant for If Gee had pursued a career in dresses and lipstick didn’t matter. finance, he might be singing a difHe could play. ferent tune. From cruise ships to biker bars Thanks to his seven years as an to the Ritz-Carlton, Gee has spent openly cross-dressing, middlehis entire career moving seam- school band teacher, the musician lessly between crowds, rocking is somewhat of a local celebrity. out as a man masquerading as a Hired in the early 2000s to lead woman. the music department at Island Diagnosed with gender iden- Middle School on Anna Maria tity disorder, Gee’s chosen profes- Island, Gee’s no-nonsense apsion has been kind to his lifestyle. proach to teaching and his beMarried for 22 years to a hospital who-you-are message won over bookkeeper, the musician has the hearts of parents and teachers two sons: a 28-year-old from his at the small charter school. first marriage and a 16-year-old, It was like a storyline plucked whom he calls “G Minor,” both of from a Hollywood movie.

“At first, the kids’ eyes kind of popped out of their head,” Gee says. The teachers got white in the face. They were like, ‘What are you? Should we call your Miss or Mr. Gee?’” Instead they called him Miss-ter Gee. In 2005, when the Manatee County School Board closed the fledging school, Gee was promptly hired at Edison Academic Center, in Bradenton, where he remained on staff for five years. So much of Gee’s appeal is that he’s unapologetically himself. When asked if he ever veers from his rocker-girl image, he breaks into another high-pitched cackle. “You mean do I ever dress like a princess? Yeah. I’m a bling-bling guy,” he says, running his pink nails through his hair. “I like my sequins.” He was hired a year ago to work at Guitar Center Studios on University Parkway, a job that he says he never expected to get. As one of the store’s full-time guitar instructors, Gee sees about 80 to 100 students a week. According to studio manager Jarret Knuth, the musician has cultivated a cult-like following among young musicians and parents. “Jimi has been on our radar for a long time,” Knuth says. “When we opened the business, one of our objectives was to bring in the best musicians in town. Jimi stood out not because of his appearance, but because he’s great at what he does.” Knuth hired Gee after seeing him conduct his Junior All Stars youth jazz ensemble at Mattison’s City Grille. The band, which Gee formed 12 years ago, performs at festivals

and events all over the area. Two years ago, the group placed first at the Universal Studios Music Festival. “We get referrals every day from people in the community who want to take lessons from Jimi,” Knuth says. “When he hosts his open jam sessions, the place gets packed. We get praise every day for his work.” It seems no one is more stunned by Gee’s popularity than Gee. After years of playing backup for major touring bands, the guitarist is finally flying solo. Plugging his laptop into a speaker, he hits play on one of the cuts from his unreleased album. “It’s very intense, very heavy metal-ish,” he says, swinging his hair to the beat. “They played it on a rock ’n’ roll cruise out of Fort Myers. Rick Derringer was there, and my manager was all surprised when Rick said, ‘Oh, I know Jimi Gee. He plays guitar in Sarasota.’”

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+ WBTT’s ‘Crooners’ woos crowd abroad The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has got some serious fans. Or shall I say seriously well-heeled fans? Horst Thurau, I’m talking about you. The part-time Sarasota resident was so taken with the troupe’s “Soul Crooners” show that he flew the entire cast and musical crew to last month Germany to perform at his 60th birthday party. The soiree, which also doubled as a celebration for Thurau’s company, attracted 330 people to a theater in Detmold, Germany. WBTT’s Executive Director Christine Jennings said the Sarasota crooners “brought the house down.” Jennings and trustee Marian Moss were the only two women to accompany the entourage on the six-day trip. The all-male revue included troupe founder Nate Jacobs; performers Michael Mendez, Leon S. Pitts II, Sheldon Rhoden, Charles Manning; and band members Jay Dodge, Todd Bellamy, Etienne Porter and Jamar Camp. Originally performed four years ago at Art Center Sarasota, “Soul Crooners” apparently made a groupie out of Thurau. According to Jennings, the German businessman came to see the show three times during its October run. Who can blame him? James Brown always feels good.

Am I the only one who thinks it’s a strange coincidence that actress Robin Givens is workshopping a new play, “Joy in the Morning,” at the Manatee Players just as her ex, Mike Tyson, is hitting his stride with a one-man show on Broadway? Givens, who arrived this month in Bradenton, will remain in the area until her play with music is ready to open Aug. 2, at the Manatee Players Theatre. The work, which was originally presented during a play reading 10 years ago at Carnegie Hall, will be performed this fall in Toronto, Canada. In addition to directing the piece, with cast coordination by producing Artistic Director Rick Kerby, Givens will teach an acting course at the Palmetto Boys and Girls Club. Dubbed “The Art of Living Through Acting,” the twice-weekly session will be open to 30 teens and preteens. Givens, who starred in the 1980s TV series “Head of the Class,” most recently appeared in the TV Land sitcom “Retired at 35.”

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Fernando and Betsy Traba “You won’t starve if you’re stuck with me making dinner,” says Betsy Traba, “but I don’t really enjoy cooking.” Fortunately, Betsy’s husband, Fernando, really knows his way around the kitchen, so these two principal wind players from the Sarasota Orchestra eat well. “My mother is Mexican and always cooked very traditional dishes,” Fernando, Sarasota Orchestra’s principal bassoonist, says. “My father was from Spain so I grew up enjoying foods from different cultures. Later on, I worked in Portugal and that was yet another culinary experience. Since moving to Sarasota, I have discovered Indian and Thai food, as well. We have tried to expose our kids to all kinds of food. As they’ve grown up, we’ve allowed both girls to celebrate their birthdays at a restaurant of their choice. So far, they’ve chosen Thai and Japanese!” Betsy, principal flute in the orchestra, does admit she can follow a recipe, “but I don’t revel in cooking the way Fernando does. I came from a very ‘white bread’ upbringing in 1970s suburban Cleveland, so I’m still not nearly as adventurous an eater as Fernando (or their kids, for that matter) but living with him has definitely expanded my culinary horizons!” They do manage to eat out at some good Sarasota restaurants. Selva and Darwin’s are two of Fernando’s favorites. Betsy loves nothing more than “an evening with Fleming’s wine list.”

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CHICKEN KORMA Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1 cup canned tomato sauce 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2inch strips 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup roasted cashew nuts 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup canola oil 1 yellow onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated 2-inch piece cinnamon stick 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

directions: Loren Mayo

Fernando and Betsy Traba share a love of Indian food. “We both love Indian food,” Betsy says. “Fernando cooks a lot of that at home, but we’ve enjoyed going out to Chutney’s for years. Most recently, we celebrated our anniversary at Eat Here, where we had a fabulous meal at a reasonable price. I think that may become a place we frequent … a lot!” Having children has changed things in the Trabas’ household. “We have become the family that, unfortunately, rarely eats all at the same time,” Betsy says. “Our kids go straight from school to swim team practice and don’t get home to eat until 7 or 9 p.m. We’re generally in either rehearsal or concert at that time, so we have a nanny on those evenings when

we’re working. “Fernando regularly makes use of his slow cooker. He prepares a dish in the morning or early afternoon and sets it to be ready in the evening when the kids get home. That ‘Smart-Pot’ and his Zojirushi rice cooker are the two appliances that make our busy lives work.” And how do they eat on the day of a performance? “Here, Fernando and I differ a great deal,” says Betsy. “I have to eat before a show. If I don’t, I get flaky. Plus, I don’t like to end a concert starving, because it tends to make me overeat late at night. Fernando prefers to wait until after performances to eat.” The music we recommend to accompany chicken korma, one

Yields: 6 to 8 servings

or 6 hours on the low-heat setting. • About 15 minutes before the chicken is done, combine the buttermilk and cashews in a blender or food processor. Blend or process until the nuts are finely puréed and combined with the buttermilk. Add to the chicken and stir to blend with the chicken and sauce. Continue cooking until the sauce is completely heated through and thick, about 5 minutes. Remove and discard the cinnamon and bay leaves. • Divide the chicken and sauce among warmed bowls, garnish with the cilantro and serve at once with steamed white rice to soak up the sauce.

• In a large frying pan, over medium-high heat, warm the canola oil. Add the onion and sauté about three minutes. Add the rest of the herbs and spices and sauté until they are fragrant and evenly coat the onion. Stir in the broth, tomato sauce, sugar and salt and deglaze the pan, stirring and scraping up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Bring to a boil. • Transfer the broth-spice mixture to a slow cooker. Add the chicken strips and stir to coat. Cover and cook until the chicken is very tender and the sauce is thickened, 3 hours on the high-heat setting,

From “Essentials of Slow Cooking,” published by Williams-Sonoma

of Fernando’s favorite dishes, is the slow movement from “Ciranda das sete notas” for bassoon and strings by Villa-Lobos. It’s particu-

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