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DID follows the lights

After shutting off the tree lights in Five Points Park due to maintenance issues, the Downtown Improvement District considers a new lighting system.

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+ Fit foundation Pine View School graduate Helgi Olafson raced in the rev3 Florida 70.3 Triathlon, Sunday, Nov. 10, in Venice. Olafson grew up around the world in Canada, Hawaii and Sarasota. His final time was 5:14:30. Olafson suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), and hopes to raise awareness of the disease through competing in triathlons and by his foundation: the Helgi Olafson Foundation. For more information on AS and Olafson’s mission, visit helgiolfson.org.

The Downtown Improvement District hopes to recapture the excitement following the 2011 installation of tree lighting at Five Points Park while avoiding the problems that shut off those lights for good in June. The DID board is considering two different systems that

would place four upward-facing LED lights on the 26 trees in Five Points Park. The installation of a new system could come just three years after the DID, along with the city and Selby Foundation, spent $81,000 to place lights on the branches of those same trees. Those lights are still up, but the

DID turned them off in June. DID Operations Manager John Moran said issues arose due to tree growth and animal interference. With potential annual maintenance costs rising to more than $20,000, according to city Chief Planner Steve Stancel, the group decided to cut its losses.

At the same time, DID put out a request for proposals for a new lighting system. The winning submission came from Candela Controls, a lighting specialist out of Winter Park. The project would have four color-changing LED

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Changes surface in Big Pass dredge A twist in the debate to dredge Big Pass has increased county commissioners’ leverage to demand more answers from the Army Corps of Engineers. Amid a rising tide of demands for more scrutiny of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal to mine Big Pass for Lido Beach sand by 2015, a geographic oversight might ultimately leave the project’s fate in the hands of the Sarasota County Board of County

Commissioners. Discussion at a Nov. 1 West Coast Inland Navigation District meeting revealed that one of the project’s proposed erosion-control jetties, known as groins, is scheduled to be built on county property at the southern end of

Lido Beach. This latest twist in the decades-long debate about dredging Big Pass will allow the county to stall a key component of the Corps’ plans by refusing permission to build on county land. According to the project manager, Milan Mora, this would likely

scrap the entire operation. Commissioner Nora Patterson said the groin’s location on county property doesn’t necessarily mean the county can stop the project, but it will increase the County Commission’s leverage to demand the project face greater scrutiny. “I think we should hold at least

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lights strapped to the base of the trees, 10 feet off the ground, projecting upward at the canopy. The DID is also considering the same system with static white lights. The concern of the DID, now, is cost. The proposed systems would cost about $136,000 for color-changing lights, and $91,000 for white lights. Between maintenance and the warranty, additional costs would total $22,800 over the next five years, after which the warranty would expire. The DID is interested in bringing the city, nearby condos and the opera on board to contribute financially, but it balked at paying for the system alone. “I don’t see the value of spending $91,000 or $135,000 for new lights,” DID board member Tom Mannausa said. “I see a value of removing from the trees all the existing lighting and wiring.” On Tuesday, the DID board voted to spend $1,200 to bring a demonstration of two color-changing and two white lights to the park, possibly in early December. The DID will invite stakeholder groups to view these lighting systems and gauge their interest in contributing to them. By that time, oak trees along Main Street will also be outfitted with stringed lights as a result of a $14,000 Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association project. The DID was interested in following up with the merchant group’s vendor, but the RFP issued in June asked for a longer warranty than the one attached to the Main Street project. Still, less expensive options remain under consideration going forward. Ron Rayevich, president of the Plaza at Five Points, likes the idea of lighting Five Points Park. He said he loved the original lighting, and wasn’t sure why that system wasn’t repaired. He’s more concerned about the proposed replacement — particularly the effect upward-facing lights might have if something goes wrong. “If the lights go askew, they shine on the sides of the building,” Rayevich. “I’m a little concerned that it might light up my living room all night long.” Given the current state of the park,

one public hearing,” Patterson said. “And before we hold the public hearing we should tell the Army Corps that they should find someone to do an independent peer review.” Patterson said she would vote against the use of county property for the contested groin if the Army Corps failed to prove the project would have no negative effects on the navigability of Big Pass or the health of Siesta Key beaches. If the county and the Corps can’t come to a compromise about the groin planned for county land, the feasibility study used to predict the project’s impact on Siesta Key (based on the inclusion of all three groins) will have to be redone, which would send the plan “back to square one,” Mora said at a recent WCIND meeting. “And that means it will take a whole lot longer to renourish Lido.” Echoing Patterson’s remarks, Siesta Key residents and community groups have also called for more detailed analysis and public airing of the Corps’ plan. The Siesta Key Village Association and the Siesta Key Association have both advocated for public hearings and an independent peer review of the dredging project, although neither group has taken an official position on the Corps’ plans. SKA board member Peter van Roekens said independent researchers have not properly vetted the project, leaving too much margin for error in predictive models and an unacceptable degree of uncertainty on the impact to Siesta Key beaches. “One of the biggest threats we face on Siesta Key is the dredging of Big Pass,” van Roekens said. SKA President Catherine Luckner said the groin’s location on county land will make public hearings on the dredging project more likely to happen. “Because it’s county land, it’s really now a county issue,” Luckner said. “It changes the basis on which we have the right to ask for public input.” SKA voted in August to commission an independent review of the Corps’ plans, but the group is waiting for the county to conduct its own review before proceeding.

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Lights installed at Five Points Park in 2011 remain in the trees, but have been shut off since June. A new system for lighting the park’s trees could be forthcoming. though, Rayevich said there would be an upside to adding any type of new lighting. He said he thought there was a potential for the proposed system to work out well. “I think people are far less inclined to go over there at night and use it, and we’ve had a problem in the park with homelessness,” Rayevich said. Tony Souza, chairman of the Downtown Sarasota Alliance, lives adjacent to the park at 100 Central Ave. He thought that lights were a good idea in theory, but questioned whether any system would justify such a significant expense. “If I were on the DID, before I made the final decision, I would take a real close look at the long-term costs of this and how long it will last,” Souza said. “It’s a costly item.” Both Rayevich and Souza said they didn’t know whether condo members would be interested in contributing to the project financially, though Rayevich said park lighting only directly affected the units that actually faced the park. Moran acknowledged the sticker shock would be a hard obstacle to overcome. Given how the last system turned out, he said, it might be necessary to spend that money to ensure a longer-lasting project. “I’m a little worried that this board is going to retreat from relighting the park,” Moran said. “We spent $81,000 the last go round, so this is substantially more — but we got a year out of the last one before running into trouble.”

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IF YOU GO The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present its Big Pass dredging plans to the public at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5, at St. Boniface Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key The Lido Beach renourishment project will initially remove 35 million cubic yards of sand from Big Pass’s outer shoal, followed by subsequent dredges and renourishments to be conducted periodically over 50 years. Central to the Corps’ proposal are three groins to be built along a quarter-mile stretch of south Lido Beach. The groins are intended to slow the southerly drift of sediment, increasing the interval between renourishments from three years to five years, potentially saving the county and city millions of dollars over the lifespan of the project. Lido Beach has been renourished five times since 1997, and Big Pass has never been dredged. City estimates put a $22 million price tag on the dredge, with federal funds covering about 62% of the project. The city of Sarasota and the state will be responsible for the rest, with the city’s contribution drawing on county Tourist Development Tax revenue. The Army Corps plans to apply for permits at the end of November, secure funding in 2014 and begin construction in 2015.

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SKVA seeks input on changes to county’s outdoor display ban Residents and business owners discuss which metrics to use to regulate the displays in front of stores on the Key. The Siesta Key Village Association held a forum Tuesday night seeking input from Siesta residents and business owners about potential changes to a county ordinance banning the outdoor display of merchandise. The group discussed modifying the ordinance to allow Siesta Key businesses to display their merchandise outdoors — a move that some Siesta businesses claim is a matter of life and death for their bottom lines. “For me, outdoor displays are a matter of survival,” said James Ritter, owner of Siesta Key Outfitters, who was one of about 25 Siesta residents and business owners in attendance. “If this change doesn’t go through, you can be sure there will be a for-lease sign outside my door.” Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kevin Cooper led Tuesday’s meeting. Business owners attending the event expressed concern about the impact stepped-up enforcement of the longstanding county ordinance could potentially have on their earnings going into the winter months — a period of the year essential to many Siesta businesses due to an influx of seasonal residents that more than doubles the island’s population. Rick Lizotte, owner of Comfort Shoes in the Siesta Key Village, reported that his sales dropped by about 40% after he gave up his outdoor displays at the beginning of the summer. Siesta Key Village Association President Cheryl Gaddie, who joined Cooper in moderating Tuesday’s debate, explained that outdoor merchandise displays are not permitted anywhere in Sarasota County due to a county ordinance, but special-exception permits are available. “To my knowledge, no one on the Key has ever applied for the temporary-use per-

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Souvenir displays stand in the doorway at the Beach Baazar in Siesta Key Village to comply with an ordinance restricting them. mit,” Gaddie said. The county ordinance banning outdoor displays has been in effect for decades, but zoning inspectors often overlooked it on Siesta Key. The issue stepped into the spotlight when a new leadership cadre took over the SKVA earlier this year and decided to crack down on zoning code enforcement to ensure the rules were being uniformly enforced. Beginning in May, SKVA led a series of zoning code workshops to ensure all Siesta business and property owners were familiar with the restrictions. Businesses in violation of the ordinance were notified, however, due to a lack of county enforcement, many continued to ignore the rule. “Follow the rules and help us amend what needs to be amended,” Gaddie said Tuesday. Following the May workshops, a group of Siesta Key business pushed back against the move, prompting Cooper to draft a compromise ordinance, which proposed allowing displays as long as they met certain size and aesthetic requirements. The Sarasota County Commission rejected Cooper’s ordinance,

saying that a broader survey of opinion was needed from Siesta Key residents and businesses. Tuesday’s discussion focused on what metrics would be used to determine which displays should be allowed, with the group generally agreeing that the displays would need to be restricted by square footage. Cooper said that an amended ordinance would have to be enforceable and maintain the aesthetic character of the Key to receive a nod from county commissioners. Siesta Key zoning rules are set by the Siesta Key Overlay District (SKOD). SKOD zoning codes do not specifically address outdoor displays, but refer to the countywide regulation banning them. Siesta Key’s special zoning district means that exceptions to certain countywide rules, such as the outdoor display ban, can be made in recognition of the Key’s unique needs as a tourist destination. Zoning officials reported that enforcement of the existing law would be scaled back while potential amendments to the ban were under review. “I was told to back off of this

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BUSINESS BUZZ “I think we went laterally today. I don’t think any changes will happen quickly. But, if I’m not allowed to have anything outside, I’m doomed. My customers keep telling me, ‘Now that I know you’re here, I’ll keep coming back.’ But you know what brought them in in the first place? Outdoor displays.” — James Ritter, Siesta Key Outfitters “I’m very pleased with how the meeting went. Now that we have more information we can move forward on a solution. Everyone agrees some sort of compromise is a good idea — just as long as the displays are tasteful.” — Martha Smith, Le Grand Bisou “I think it’s urgent to get to a solution and for those of us on the Key to have a little bit of control over our destiny. We can do this in a tasteful way.” — Lorry Eible, Foxy Lady temporarily,” Siesta Key Code Enforcement Officer John Lally said. “Commissioners told me that something was being done to amend the ordinance.” When some business owners attending Tuesday’s meeting questioned the merit of amending an ordinance the county was not enforcing, Gaddie warned against taking advantage of the lax enforcement of the law. “That’s not going to last forever by any means,” Gaddie said. “We need to follow the law; we need to do this the right way.”

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Add the St. Armands Circle Business Improvement District (BID) to a growing list of Sarasota city commissioners and cityaffiliated groups scrutinized for Sunshine Law violations at Sarasota City Hall. At the BID’s monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12, at City Hall, BID organizer and Chairman Marty Rappaport announced that he and his directors are now being “targeted” as part of a public records request. The matter has frustrated Rappaport to the point of considering resigning from the BID. Rappaport noted he’s worked for the BID since its inception in 2003 without pay and he’s considering stepping down concerning this matter. “I’ve spent years volunteering and dedicating my time to the city and now find myself in the position of having someone trying to extort money while looking through my personal computer,” Rappaport said. “If you volunteer for this city, you’re at risk. If need be, I’ll resign because my time is too valuable and the exposure is too great.” Citizens for Sunshine attorney Andrea Mogensen, through a letter from paralegal Michael Barfield, is seeking any email on private or personal email accounts from BID directors containing the words “restaurant,” “retail,” “Business Improvement District” or “Bob Gibbs.” Barfield also wants any email BID directors sent to St. Armands Circle Association Executive Director Diana Corrigan. Corrigan, though, is not subject to the Sunshine Law through her affiliation with the BID.

The records request, which will involve rifling through Rappaport’s personal computer and most likely the computers of other BID directors, was prompted when BID and the Downtown Improvement District (DID) met to revisit the possibility of limiting the space restaurants occupy on the Circle and in downtown Sarasota. At that meeting, Rappaport mentioned the BID had hired urban retail planner Robert Gibbs to study St. Armands Circle in 2005, noting that Gibbs praised the Circle as a shopping destination but warned restaurants were overshadowing retail. Rappaport estimates that 55% of retail space on the Circle is used for food purposes, up 10% since 2005. Although city attorneys warned there were a host of legal issues involved with restricting land use, Rappaport said it was a cause worth pursuing. Rappaport and others expressed frustration with the public records request. “I’m not concerned about being out of the Sunshine in any way,” Rappaport said. At a special Sarasota City Commission meeting Nov. 7, the City Commission approved a second settlement offer in response to an ongoing lawsuit that will acknowledge the city violated the state’s Government in the Sunshine Law for an undisclosed amount. “Unless something is done and the city takes a stand, the city is putting themselves open for lawsuit after lawsuit,” Rappaport said. “These minor claims can cost thousands of dollars, and they’re driving volunteers like me from wanting to participate in the process any longer.”

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County agencies prepare for snowbirds With the county’s population set to increase by more than a third during the winter months, area agencies prepare for public services and utilities to adapt to the increased demand. Sarasota County’s population is projected to welcome back more than 100,000 seasonal residents — the “snowbirds” — from November through March; a period of time known locally as the “season.” Based on housing data and U.S. Census projections, Sarasota County’s seasonal population is projected to swell from 386,147 to more than 500,000 this year. Although county officials and agencies said no large-scale modifications to services and utilities are needed to adapt to the temporary population spike, they are taking concrete measures to ensure life goes on without a hitch — besides the traffic, of course. The Sarasota County Health Department reported there is an increased risk of flu outbreak associated with the return of the snowbird population. The department cited the early arrival of the flu season in more northern states as the reason for the concern. Also, a department spokeswoman said Sarasota’s relatively large senior population makes the area more likely to see patients with serious complications related to the illness. “When you get into the shopping season, there is the risk of more diseases,” said Dianne Shipley, Sarasota County Public Health public information officer. “We are constantly monitoring; if

about 500,000: Sarasota County population during season (November through March) 386,147: Sarasota County permanent population

113,00: Estimated seasonal population increase

= 10,000 people = 10,000 housing units

76,000 — Number of U.S. troops that participated in the 1945 D-Day invasion of Normandy 228,413 — Total Sarasota County housing units

Reasons for visiting seasonal residences for snowbirds: Visit family or friends: 4.% Weather/ Recreation/ climate: vacation: 79.1% 6.6% Health: 3% Other: 5% Job/Business: 2.2%

57,000: Population of Greenland

31,353 — Seasonal housing units

Number of months snowbirds spend at secondary residence: 7 or more: 9.3% 3 or less: 33.2% 4 to 6: 57.5%

Snowbird racial demographics:

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White: 94.1%

Black: 1.4% Asian and Pacific Islander: 0.3% American Indian: 0.8% Other: 2.8% Two or more: 0.6%

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Sources: U.S. CENSUS, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA’S BUREAU OF ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS RESEARCH, CIA WORLD FACTBOOK, THE WORLD ALMANAC 2013

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A Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) spokeswoman said the number of on-call physicians will not change, but more nurse hours will be needed to accommodate the increased number of patients during season. “The doctors are on call yearround,” SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage said. “If volume goes up, then we’ll need more nurses and clinical teams.” Savage said the hospital maintains a workforce of “per diem” nurses who work shifts based on the hospital’s needs, unlike staff nurses who work regular hours. The per diem nurse workforce allows the hospital to more efficiently match work schedules to daily patient demand. “We staff to volume,” Savage said. “A lot of nurses take time off in the summer and work more hours in the season.”

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The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations calls proposed changes to the 2050 plan ‘shortsighted.’ Downtown developer Jesse Biter said Monday that downtown zoning codes, which keep urban living out of the financial grasp of young professionals, will pose a bigger threat to downtown Sarasota’s economic future than the proposed changes to Sarasota’s 2050 plan. The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations held a Mondaynight panel discussion titled “Urban Services, Urban Realities,” featuring Biter, Downtown Improvement District board member Eileen Hampshire, Downtown Sarasota Alliance board member Vic Scully and New College professor David Brain. The panel, which fielded questions from the audience of about 40 people, agreed on one key issue — the need for more affordable downtown housing to accommodate a young professional demographic. “I’m here because I’m a big advocate for urban density,” said Biter, who created the HuB — a downtown co-working space that provides resources for entrepreneurs and start-ups. “One of the things I learned when I hired my employees is that they didn’t have anywhere to live. It was frustrating for me to see someone spend 1.5 hours a day driving to work.” Although 2050 was the focus of the panel discussion, Biter declined to wade into the debate about the County Commission’s recent proposed changes to the plan. He chose instead to focus on the need to modify the current downtown zoning rules that make it cost-prohibitive for young, middle-class professionals to afford living downtown. “If you really want to nip this 2050 thing in the bud, compete with them,” Biter

said, referring to East County developers. CONA President Lourdes Ramirez, who recently announced her 2014 candidacy for the County Commission’s District 4 seat, has said that resisting proposed changes to the Sarasota 2050 plan will be the top priority of the combined neighborhood association’s agenda in the postrecession construction uptick. Ramirez argued that the county’s recent proposal to loosen the urban planning and fiscal neutrality requirements of the original 2050 plan will encourage development sprawl in east Sarasota County, forcing city taxpayers to foot the bill for the infrastructure — such as roads and sewers — needed to accommodate the new urban areas. “You’re asking city residents to subsidize communities that will eventually poach opportunities from us,” CONA Vice President Cathy Antunes said. According to CONA, the proposed changes to Sarasota’s 2050 plan are “shortsighted,” and new development should happen first in urban areas closer to the coast with an existing utilities infrastructure that can absorb population growth with no additional cost to taxpayers. Biter agreed that increasing population density in existing urban areas was key to smart growth, but he changed the focus of Monday’s panel discussion, claiming the economic appeal of downtown Sarasota depended on more than just limiting the competition to downtown businesses by restricting East County growth. “As an employer, affordable living is the most important thing,” Biter said. “You’re not going to bring a business here or start a business here if you have to pay employees $100,000 a year just to get by.”

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On Wednesday afternoon, the lot at 242 S. Washington Blvd. sat empty as food trucks prepare to move on from the site.

“It was always a stepping stone for us,” Seely said. “We learned a lot, and we were able to make a lot of good networking connections.” Now, Seely said, vendors can team up with local businesses and events — like the Sarasota Chalk Festival, where Suncoast Food Trucks will have a presence — for more lucrative outings. Seely is scouting new locations for a new Sarasota food-truck hub, although he couldn’t say anything definitive because the permitting process is still ongoing. Saying goodbye to the current picnic site might be difficult, he said, but it’s part of the nature of the business. “We’re going to have to move on,” Seely said. “That’s the whole point of food trucks, in general. We find a spot we can park in, and then we move on to the next stop.”

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In denial of the bell curve point to three unconnected phenomena The world is a bell curve. Our nation is that eventually come together in a cosa bell curve. Americans are a bell curve. mic collision. A matter of time: Collectivists, statists, and, let’s be hon• 110 years of a cultural shift away from est, way too many Democrats refuse to the nation’s roots — from the 1900s of accept this indisputable fact. From the beginning of biblical times to Teddy Roosevelt to Obama; • The human frailty of those who today, there have always been poor people, middle-class people and rich people. pursue power and the law to force us to behave according to their mores; There have always been really sick or • And perhaps most important, our handicapped people, healthy people and failure to educate the past three generasuper-healthy people. There have always been below-average intel- tions about our national, historical roots. There are lessons in all of this. ligence people, average The cultural shift: From the adoption intelligence people and really smart people. There of the U.S. Constitution in 1789 to the Civil War, historians write that Americans have always been lazy embraced the culture of freedom — inpeople, average achievers dividual freedom, freedom of religion — and extraordinary achievand limited government. They lived the ers. vision of the Founding Fathers. And there always will But after the Civil War and for the next be. 50 years, thanks in large part to immigraAnd yet,with all of their MATT tion and the industrial revolution, the being, the collectivists, WALSH statists and Obama-ites U.S. economy grew at an extraordinary pace. And human nature being what it act with the invincibly is, as free-market capitalism produced ignorant delusion that deserved wealth for the most brilliant by tilting the world with laws and govinnovators and producers, as well as ernment coercion — by using the force undeserved wealth for some overzealous of prison or a gun at your head — they actors; as it also spread wealth among can turn bell curves into flat lines so more than ever before, beneficiaries of that everyone is equal and all misery is the producers; there also arose the few eliminated. who sought government power to reguThis is the belief behind Obamacare. late, intervene and control capitalism’s This is the belief behind governmentwinners and losers. controlled public education. This is why Indeed, from the presidency of Teddy we have 43% income-tax rates and why Roosevelt in 1900 through that of Barack politicians advocate $15-an-hour miniObama, one president after another, and mum wages. one Congress after another ushered in (Side note: If a higher minimum wage more and more government intervention will lift people out of poverty, why stop and expansion. The only exceptions in at $15 an hour? Why don’t we go all the way? Why not make it $200 an hour, $300 that 110 years: Calvin Coolidge and, to an extent, Ronald Reagan. an hour, $500 an hour? Then no one would be poor!) The most remarkable thing of all is that Why the worst get on top This nearly unbroken trend of govthe majority of American voters bought and are buying this massive con: that the ernment growth is aptly described in Friedrich Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom,” federal government, by coercive decree, in the chapter he can provide equal entitled “Why the material well-being Worst Get on Top” to all. (see box above). In Please think about short, Hayek dethe following seriscribes the tactics ously: What rational, of modern-day pollogical evidence exiticians, certainly ists to convince anythose tactics of our one that our federal current president: government could Promise the gullible create a “market” “stuff” they want; that would admindrum it into their ister and manage minds incessantly; health insurance and portray the and high-quality opposition as the health care ser+2 -1 +1 +2 Mean mortal, evil enemy. vices for 300 million Score SD SD SD SD But of all of the people in an orderly, reasons for today’s efficient, low-cost economic system? Obamacare predicReally? ament, the one for Surely, you might think an intelligent, which all of us should shoulder responsirational person would dismiss that idea bility is lack of education. A lack of edujust on the basis of the monumental fact cating our children and grandchildren on our federal government spends more our Founders’ principles; the meaning of than $3 billion a year than it takes in and individual freedom versus altruism; and is $17 trillion in debt. How does that not true capitalism versus statism and crony register? capitalism. And yet, in 2010, 219 Democrats in Generations have been taught in pubthe U.S. House of Representatives and lic education to place the group ahead 60 Democrats in the U.S. Senate — no of the individual; government ahead of Republicans in either house — voted capitalism, leaving many unaware that to impose the “Affordable Care Act” on those positions limit their freedom and the American public. What’s worse, they opportunities. did it without reading the law they were If you read the McGraw-Hill middle adopting. school and high school textbooks on This would be unfathomable were it American history, there is nary an not the norm. explanation of the merits of capitalism versus other socio-economic systems. 110-year shift Nowhere will you find that capitalism has How does this happen? increased the wealth and condition of How does something so truly and obvi- more people than any other governmenously implausible and so destructive of tal or economic system in the history of individual freedom become “the law” of the world. the land? To the contrary, the narrative is always There is no single answer. The reasons in the frame of how government comes are many. But in broad terms, you can to the rescue, how it steps in, as stated in

‘WHY THE WORST GET ON TOP’ “It is, as it were, the lowest common denominator which unites the largest number of people. If a numerous group is needed, strong enough to impose their views on the values of life on all the rest, it will never be those with highly differentiated and developed tastes — it will be those who form the ‘mass’ in the derogatory sense of the term, the least original and independent, who will be able to put the weight of their numbers behind their particular ideals. “ … In the second negative principle of selection: He will be able to obtain the support of all the docile and gullible, who have no strong convictions of their own but are prepared to accept a ready-made system of values if it is only drummed into their ears sufficiently loudly and frequently … “… The third and perhaps most important negative element of selection enters. It seems to be almost a law of human nature that is easier for people to agree on a negative program — on the hatred of an enemy, on the envy of those better off — than on any positive task. The contrast between the ‘we’ and the ‘they,’ the common fight against those outside the group, seems to be an essential ingredient in any creed which will solidly knit together a group for common action. “It is consequently always employed by those who seek, not merely support of a policy, but the unreserved allegiance of huge masses.” Friedrich Hayek “Why the Worst Get on Top” “The Road to Serfdom”

McGraw-Hill’s “The American Vision,” “to ensure the interests of private concerns did not hurt public interest.” Capitalism is always bad. Or, progressives’ “efforts expanded democracy and improved the quality of life for millions of Americans.” In “The State of State U.S. History Standards 2011,” published by the Thomas Fordham Institute, education scholars Chester E. Finn Jr. and Kathleen PorterMagee write: “… We have mounting evidence that American education is … creating a generation of students who don’t understand or value our own nation’s history.” In the book’s ranking of state’s history education standards, 28 states earned D’s, 13 earned F’s. Florida earned a C.

No turning of the trendlines

In an interview with historian David McCullough for the Bradley Project on American National Identity, McCullough offered this somber conclusion: “The next generation of Americans will know less than their parents about our history and founding ideals. And many Americans are more aware of what divides us than of what unites us.” Put it altogether, and you can see the future and the lessons we should be learning: There appears to be no reversal at the federal level of the trendlines toward greater government intervention and expansion and less individual and economic freedom. It’s painful to think we must live three more years under the collectivist vision of the current president. Unless future generations know otherwise — that freedom and capitalism create more wealth and higher standards of living than servitude and statism — that bell curve will indeed be flattened. But we — and our future generations — all will be much poorer and less free for it. Guaranteed.


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The Siesta Key Association (SKA) took a moment to look back at its 65-year history at a Nov. 7 meeting. It highlighted how the key issues and concerns that led to the association’s 1948 founding still drive today’s agenda. Sarasota County historian Jeff LaHurd gave a presentation on the history of Siesta Key to the SKA board and the audience of about 40 residents. “By 1954, there were only 500 permanent residents on the island,” LaHurd said. “It was still a wild, tropical island in those days.” The Siesta Key Association was founded as a nonprofit community group committed to guiding development on the Key, protecting its natural resources and preserving the island as an attractive residential area. Many of the issues the group was originally founded to address are still at the forefront of its agenda today, SKA President Catherine Luckner said. “From the beginning, our intent was to protect what we have on Siesta Key,” she said. Luckner said the group’s elemental issues of land use, zoning and environmental protection still top its contemporary agenda. The group’s next big debate? A Dec. 5 meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review a plan to mine Big Pass for Lido Beach sand. “We think Siesta Key is worth taking care of,” Luckner said.

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CAST AWAY

The Siesta Key Association celebrated its anniversary Thursday. It met to discuss its current agenda while looking back at the history of the community group.

8 a.m. — 600 block of South School Avenue. Littering. A man, who had recently cleared a property he owned, found an unknown person had dumped a boat filled with miscellaneous items on that property. The boat’s hull ID had been removed, but the vehicle identification number plate was still on the boat. Police tried several times to contact the boat’s listed owner, but were not successful.

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6:40 a.m. — 5400 block of Ocean Boulevard. Posession of Open Container. Officers received a call regarding a man yelling at the traffic passing him at an intersection. An officer found the man, who appeared to be intoxicated. Asked what he had in a bottle in the side pouch of his backpack, the man said its was orange juice. The officer asked if he could examine the bottle, and the man shrugged. The officer smelled alcohol mixed with the juice; he later found a half-empty bottle of vodka inside the man’s backpack.

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MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS 1948: SKA is founded. 1954: Development of first countywide zoning code, which was later adopted in 1960. 1992: “Save Our Sand” campaign prevented the use of the barrier sandbar along Big Pass to renourish Venice beaches. 1999: Siesta Key Overlay District (SKOD) is created. 2009: SKA backs the approval of the Siesta Beach Improvements Project. 2013: Beach Road Drainage Improvements break ground.

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SPIN DOCTOR 9:23 a.m. — 2000 block of Bahia Vista Street. Civil Problem. The manager of a laundromat wanted a patron removed from the store because he brought a service dog into the establishment. The manager said having any dog on the premises was against her rules. An officer explained that removing the man from the property because of his service dog would expose her business to civil penalties. She then said she didn’t want the man removed, but wanted it noted that he was not welcome at the laundromat.

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As part of the dedication ceremony, local leaders and donors cut the ribbon.

Selby Gardens held its grand opening of the Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden Saturday, Nov. 9. A dedication ceremony and a ribbon cutting kicked off the garden’s official public opening. The rainforest, which includes a 12-foot waterfall, rope bridges, canyons and caverns, was created to provide an opportunity for families to connect with nature in a fun, safe environment.

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It’s clear from the traffic jams that summer is officially over and “season” has arrived in Sarasota. But the summer lull did not mean a lack of news. Here, we’ve compiled all the big news you missed while you were at your summer homes, traveling the globe or enjoying lazy summer days at the beach.

// MAY // + Commision explores Fruitville Road lane reduction During an April 23 capital improvements plan workshop, city commissioners agreed to direct city staff to come up with cost estimates for a project that would narrow Fruitville Road from four lanes to two. Mayor Shannon Snyder pitched the concept during the workshop, saying the project would make it easier for residents and tourists to cross into neighborhoods and commercial areas north of downtown. Snyder wanted commissioners to consider using up to $2 million in available Community Redevelopment Area funding to start the project with a three-block, phase one, which would narrow Fruitville Road from U.S. 41 to Lemon Avenue.

+ Commissioners approve North Trail Overlay district City commissioners approved a North Trail Overlay District (NTOD) May 6.
The administrative site plan review was designed to encourage developers to redevelop aging motels and other properties on the North Trail. On April 1, city commissioners had approved the NTOD with the administrative site plan review. At that time, they voiced concern about “intrusive” developments

being built under new guidelines. Former City Commissioner Terry Turner proposed an amendment that altered the way developments are approved under the proposal. Under Turner’s amendment, the planning board retains final approval on projects — as opposed to a change that would have given city staff the authority to have final say on developments on the North Trail.

// JUNE // + Sarasota Orchestra announces new director Following an 18-month search, the Sarasota Orchestra announced June 11, that 27-year-old Estonian Anu Tali would become the next orchestra director. Former Director Leif Bjaland left after 15 years in the position. Tali received rave reviews when she guest conducted in 2011. Unbeknownst to the Sarasota audience, the search Tali committee had asked her if she’d be interested in auditioning for the position when they contracted her return for a second appearance in winter 2013.

Tali signed a three-year contract, which was effective Aug. 1. She will conduct two Masterworks programs, one of which took place last weekend, in the upcoming season. Her first full season won’t take place until 2014-2015.

+ Commissioners push for form-based code in the city In a unanimous vote June 17, city commissioners approved a strategic plan and funding to develop a new form-based code. The new code will be designed to give developers and residents more predictability when it comes to new developments. A comprehensive reworking of the city’s development code will be a two-and-ahalf year undertaking while two full-time planning consultants work with residents and local architects to draw up a new form-based code that guides all future development in the city. 

 It will cost more than $700,000 for the planning process. The city hired full-time consultants Karin Murphy, a former redevelopment specialist with the city of Sarasota, and Andrew Georgiadis, a town planner and guest design critic at the University of Miami School of Architecture. For the next three years, Murphy will

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Susan Chapman, right, celebrates her win.

+ Atwell and Chapman nab commission seats Susan Chapman became Sarasota’s newest city commissioner, joining incumbent winner Mayor Suzanne Atwell in a victory during an at-large runoff election May 14. Atwell was the top vote-getter with 4,575 votes, or 38.48% of votes. Chapman garnered 3,880 votes, or 32.64%. In his second bid for a commission seat, Richard Dorfman lost the runoff with 3,433 votes, or 28.88%. During the runoff election, 19.94% of residents cast a ballot, with 7,102 residents voting — compared with a 17.34% turnout with 6,144 residents voting in the March election. Atwell and Chapman were sworn in May 17, during a statutory commission meeting at City Hall.

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+ Planning board approves 10-story hotel on Palm Avenue On June 12, the Sarasota Planning Board approved three adjustments for a development called One Palm, proposed for the corner of Ringling Boulevard and Palm Avenue. The developers sought an adjustment that would allow the 10-story building to be placed 8.5 feet from Ringling Boulevard to accommodate a water drainage pipe, and another adjustment allowing the developer to keep a grand oak tree and wrap the edge of the building around the tree. The developers also requested a smaller awning than mandated in the city’s code. One Palm developers Dennis McGillicuddy, a private investor, and John Meshad, of JWM Management Inc., partnered with iStar financial, a New York City-based real estate investment trust that owns the property at 240 S. Pineapple Ave., in a joint venture to develop the hotel and apartments. The project will feature a 148-room hotel and will also offer 147 residential units. The development will also include a restaurant on the first floor facing Ringling Boulevard.

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+ Iwo Jima statue receives pushback During a meeting July 1, City Commissioner Susan Chapman moved to send a proposed installation of the original Iwo Jima statue on the bayfront to be discussed through more committees. The motion passed 3-2, with Commissioner Paul Caragiulo and Mayor Shannon Snyder offering the two dissenting votes. 
As a result of the vote, the submitters of the proposal withdrew the donation application. Harold Ronson, a Longboat Key resident, and Thomas Savage, founder of the Sarasota Public Art Fund, announced their efforts to bring the iconic World War II monument to Sarasota’s bayfront during the Memorial Day ceremonies at J.D. Hamel Park. Savage said he pulled his donation application because he did not have enough support from the commission for his vision. That vision included the completion of the project by Nov. 10, the 238th birthday of the Marines. He said sending the bill to the committees signaled the ultimate intention of the commissioners to deny his application. In August, two area businesses announced they planned to revive the effort to bring the iconic World War II monument to the SarasotaBradenton area.

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Visit Sarasota data indicates Sarasota County received a record amount of tourists in 2013, and those tourists spent more money in the area than ever before. According to Visit Sarasota County, Sarasota County had 740,300 visitors in fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30, spending $640,974,200 in the area economy. That is a 5.8% jump in visitors from fiscal year 2012 and a 10.2% increase in direct spending.

+ Ringling Bridge celebrates 10 years The Ringling Bridge celebrated its 10year anniversary. On Aug. 31, 2003, more than 2,400 people participated in the 5K and 10K runs to celebrate the opening of the John Ringling Causeway Bridge. Controversies over the bridge’s design have largely been forgotten now that it has become the area’s top recreation area for runners and cyclists, and an icon on Sarasota’s bayfront.

+ City hires new engineer firm for Lift Station 87 Frustrated with the oft-delayed project but resigned to the reality that there was no other way forward, the City Commission approved at its Aug. 19 meeting the hiring of a new firm to assume engineering duties at Lift Station 87, in Lukewood Park.

 The city will pay McKim & Creed $1.1 million for phase one of engineering work at the lift station. That includes assuming responsibility as the engineer of record after the city’s agreement with Boyle Engineering and AECOM Technology Corp., the previous engineers, fell through and

+ Hotel finds its ‘suite’ spot on Tamiami Trail Jebco Ventures Inc., which lost out on the Palm Avenue hotel space in June 2012, submitted preapplication documents to build an Embassy Suites at 202 N. Tamiami Trail. The proposed plan includes 200 suites on 10 floors, a 4,000-squarefoot restaurant and a 4,000-squarefoot ballroom/conference area, all atop a six-story parking garage with 200 parking spaces. Construction on the hotel is projected to take 16 months, and Bridges said he was hoping to begin construction in the third quarter of next year. That would place the date of completion around winter 2015-16. the project stalled. City Manager Tom Barwin said the prior firm was “obviously in breach of contract” and that litigation is currently ongoing as a result. Phase one was slated to take 150 days, and Barwin said the “aspirational” date of completion was August 2015 but acknowledged that was a best-case scenario; city staff said work could last until April 2016. The new hires have held two public forums to field questions, and have created a website at liftstation87.com for updates regarding the project.

+ Options emerge for Siesta Key beach project A cost estimate put the $21.5 million Siesta Beach improvements under budget by $375,303, allowing county commissioners the opportunity to spend the remaining money allocated for the project on a series of optional add-ons. Add-on options include: dune walkovers; a west pavilion; 10 additional two-pole shelters; park tree size and species upgrade; upgrading esplanade concrete to standard pavers; concrete paving at maintenance yard; a covered maintenance building; and

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 Explaining his decision to run for the county seat, Caragiulo said the county’s approach to development is more in line with his — and Barbetta’s — desire to draw investors into the county. Both Barbetta and CaraCaragiulo giulo will continue in their current seats until their terms expire. Barbetta will reach his term limit in November 2014.

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+ Ringling Shopping Center owners file second suit The owners of the Ringling Shopping Center filed a second lawsuit against the city of Sarasota following the Feb. 23 denial of a site plan for a Walmart at the location. The suit alleges the city violated its own zoning laws in denying the site plan, and asks for injunctive and non-monetary relief. The owners previously filed a petition for certiorari April 23, asking that a judge review the City Commission’s decision. The owners argued that they went through the adequate process, holding neighborhood meetings and received written analysis from city staff stating why the project was consistent with the city’s zoning plan.  A Nov. 6 court order in response to the petition for certiorari fell in favor of the city of Sarasota, upholding the commission’s decision to deny the application.

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+ Paid parking approved for Palm Avenue Garage The City Commission voted 3-2 Sept. 3 in favor of approving paid parking at the Palm Avenue parking garage. The garage has been free to park in since March 2012, when the city also removed parking meters from the streets. According to the preliminary rate schedule, parking at the garage will remain free for the first two hours. Parking will cost at least $1 for more than two hours, gradually increasing until it reaches a maximum of $16 for more than 10 hours.
 City Parking Operations Manager Mark Lyons said paid parking in the garage could reduce the department’s $500,000 deficit by about half. the total millage rate for the city is 3.5817 mills, 6.8% higher than last year.

Daiquiri Deck property owners Jim Syprett and Jay Lancer released plans for the site of the recently demolished Napoli’s Pizza in Siesta Key Village. (Daiquiri Deck restaurant owners are Russell Matthes and Troy Syprett.) The building will include ground-floor retail space and three rental units on the second floor. Syprett and Lancer say there is too much competition in the Village for another bar or restaurant to succeed on the site.

+ City Commission adopts millage rate increase At a second and final public hearing Sept. 24, city commissioners voted to adopt a proposed budget and millage rate for the 2014 fiscal year. The operating millage rate of 3.1728 mills is an 8.5% increase over last year. Including debt service for bonds from 2007,

// OCTOBER // + Commission and public reject a Main Street gallery During an Oct. 7 City Commission meeting, Sarasota residents opposed to a proposed gallery at 1400 Main St. showed up in force, eventually getting their way when the commission denied the proposal in a 3-2 vote. During 50 minutes of public comment, only one person offered support for the project. The complaints were varied, but they all coalesced around one argument: The gallery would not provide a public benefit. Chris Brown, who purchased the building at 1400 Main St. in May, applied for a major encroachment agreement with the city to build the gallery. City staff said a major encroachment needed to demon-

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+ Beach drainage project stays stuck in the mud Heavy rainfall in September left the Siesta Beach Drainage project construction site flooded and required crews to find a way to pump out the standing water before work could resume. The plans to dewater the construction site exposed oversights in the planning of the long-delayed project. Prior to September’s heavy rains, crews anticipated the retention pond construction site (the pond is planned to be 15 feet deep) would continually need to be dewatered due to the shallow water table near the beach. The new plan to deal with the greater-than-anticipated amount of water involves using the quartermile underground pipe that empties into the Gulf of Mexico, which was intended to carry stormwater treated in ultraviolet-light treatment units when the project was complete. The intent of the $4.5 million Beach Road Drainage Improvements project is to prevent a repeat of 2004, when the beach was closed three times due to high levels of bacteria in the Gulf. The price of the expanded dewatering operations has yet to be determined. strate a benefit to the public to gain approval. The deck would have extended almost 9 feet over the public right of way. Mayor Shannon Snyder and Commissioner Paul Caragiulo were the dissenting votes. Caragiulo said he wouldn’t approve the agreement as proposed, but said he was interested in working with Brown rather than leaving him to develop without city input.

+ BID, DID move toward restaurant restrictions The Business Improvement District and Downtown Improvement District held a joint meeting Oct. 8 to revisit the possibility of limiting the space restaurants occupy on St. Armands Circle and in downtown Sarasota. City attorneys warned of a host of legal issues involved with restricting land use, but organizer and chairman of the BID, Marty Rappaport, said it was a cause worth pursuing. DID President Ernie Ritz was the only board member at the meeting to say he doesn’t believe a restaurant problem exists. Members of both boards voted to put out a request for proposal that would bring in a consultant to investigate whether the number of restaurants within the BID and DID is problematic. In 2005, the St. Armands Business Improvement District hired urban retail plan-

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+ School Board approves SMA middle school In a highly charged meeting Oct. 15, the Sarasota County School Board voted to allow the Sarasota Military Academy to open a middle school. Concerns about an improperly filled-out application threatened to stall the proposal. Initially, SMA’s middle school expansion looked unlikely. The school board voted on three charter school applications that same meeting, denying the first two and then taking SMA to task in a series of public comments excoriating the school for what board members called a “sloppy and disappointing application.” The SMA prep school’s campus, which has a projected $4.7 million price tag, will comprise about five new buildings, as well as soccer and lacrosse fields and be located on a 12-acre site off Fruitville Road, east of I-75.

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+ Kimpton hotel on Main Street moves closer to approval At a meeting Oct. 23, Sarasota County commissioners voted unanimously to direct staff to negotiate with SHD Partners on a contract that would allow the development group to construct a hotel on the countyowned parcel located at 20 N. Washington Blvd. The group plans to build a nine-to10-story Kimpton Hotel on the land. The hotel, at 115,000 square feet, would contain 150 rooms, a 120-seat restaurant and a 6,000-square foot conference area. As part of a sale agreement with the county, SHD Partners would conduct a parcel swap to allow for the county to continue providing parking for downtown county services. If an agreement were finalized, SHD Partners would obtain the property at 2051 Main St. and construct an 86-space parking lot be-

fore transferring that space to the county. To complete the agreement, SHD Partners would pay the county about $660,000 — the difference between the assessed values of the two properties.

+ City selects State Street garage design By a 4-1 vote, Sarasota city commissioners selected a “Pad Lite” plan for the State Street garage site, located at State Street and Lemon Avenue. The proposal consists of four levels of parking, providing around 345 parking spaces and about 15,800 square feet of retail space on the bottom floor of the garage. A 30-by-105-foot commercial liner building would stand in front of the garage along the length of Lemon Avenue. The city’s Urban Design Studio team finalized the idea for the shallow Lemon Avenue “pad” building Oct. 18. Principal Urban Designer Andrew Georgiadis said the building could consist of four three-story live/work units and two large apartments above them. Ian Black, a real estate broker the city hired to sell commercial space at the garage, expressed trepidation about the design. He said the pad parcel would underutilize a prime downtown location, and that not enough research had been done to gauge whether developers would be interested in the concept.

+ County Administrator Randall Reid terminated Four of five Sarasota County commissioners voted to terminate Sarasota County Administrator Randall Reid Oct. 23, with Commissioner Nora Patterson as the lone dissenter. Commission Chairwoman Carolyn Mason made the motion after discussing three lackluster performance reviews commissioners gave to Reid. Deputy Administrator Tom Harmer stepped in to fill the top post while commissioners look for a permanent replacement. The county hired Reid less than two years ago in the wake of the procurement scandal that ended with the firing of former County Administrator Jim Ley.

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9:00 p.m.— 900 block of Beach Road. Possession with Intent to Sell. A man was reportedly distributing something from his backpack to a crowd, who then ate what he gave them. When asked if he had anything on his person or in his backpack, he pulled out a brown paper bag and told the officers he had mushrooms. He said he eats them to relax.

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DRINKING AND RIDING 12:40 p.m. — 500 block of N. Washington Boulevard. Petit Theft/Shoplifting. A woman reportedly stole two cans of an alcoholic beverage from a convenience store. She was found with the two cans sitting by her leg. While in the back seat of the patrol vehicle, the woman attempted to drink one of the beverages while handcuffed. The beverage was taken from her and poured out.

SNEAKY, SNEAKY 1:46 a.m. 2000 block of Main Street. Introduction of Contraband. A man was found urinating inside a trash can outside of a convenience store. He was asked if he had any contraband on him and said no. After he was arrested, he was searched in the booking area, and a deputy discovered a small plastic bag of marijuana in the man’s buttocks.

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12:46 a.m. — 1400 block of Main Street. Burglary. A man said he heard people downstairs at his business. When he checked to see what was going on, he saw two males taking meat from the refrigerator and a woman standing as lookout. The man began wrestling with the suspects, who eventually broke loose. The man said he was able to chase down one of the burglars, but the woman hit him in the face, which allowed them to get away. which was in the man’s waistband, without it being damaged. The man said what he did was stupid and he didn’t know why he did it.

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DOUBLE OR NOTHING 6:24 a.m. — 1700 block of North Washington Boulevard. Petit Theft. A clerk at a convenience store said a man came in, went to a display of beer, took two 12-packs and left the store without paying for them. The clerk said it was the second time within the week that the same suspect had stolen from the store.

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9:00 a.m. 300 block of Madison Drive. Suspicion General. A woman finished her shift at work and found that someone had been inside her car. She could not remember if she had locked the vehicle. The sunshade in the windshield had been put up and the passenger seat had been reclined, as if someone had been taking a nap. Nothing from the car was taken. The woman called her mother to ask if she were playing a joke on her, but her mother did not answer the phone.

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7:40 p.m. — 1400 block of Main Street. Trespassing. A bartender told a patron he had to leave. The patron yelled at employees, then proceeded to go outside and pull plants out of a planter and throw them at the bartender. Police officers located the man across the street and gave him a trespass warning.

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Senior Kadi Pallastrone became the first Riverview High golfer to win an individual state title after winning a playoff at the Class 3A state tournament Nov. 5 and Nov. 6.

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The Out-ofDoor Academy swimmer Joe Plechy set a new school record of 22.25 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle to finish 14th at the Class 1A swimming and diving championships Nov. 9.

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Riverview High seniors Bryce Vokus, Tyler Riley and R.J. Natherson ran their final varsity cross-country meet at the Class 4A cross-country finals Nov. 9, in Tallahassee.

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STRIDES Motivation can be a powerful tool. It can make or break you. It’s the catalyst for competition. And, for Riverview High senior R.J. Natherson, motivation proved to be the driving force for success. Natherson didn’t follow the traditional cross-country route. He didn’t grow up in a family of former runners or run half-marathons in middle school. In fact, he didn’t start running until his sophomore year. Natherson, who weighed 180 pounds at the time, started running as a way to stay in shape. He joined the Rams’ JV cross-country team, for which his 5K times hovered around 25 minutes. But Natherson continued to stick with it. “I enjoy the nature of it,” Natherson says. “It’s different than street racing. The team camaraderie is great, and everyone is so supportive and cheering you on. Even when you’re on the verge of passing out, you can still hear

that loud roar and it motivates you to take that extra second off.” He ran on the JV squad the following year, dropping not only his weight, which had climbed to 205 pounds at the start of the season, but also his time. “For a boy to (run 25 minutes) and continue to come back speaks a lot to his character,” coach Jason Means says. “He’s always positive and works hard. He’s a positive force on this team.” Natherson dropped his time into the 21-minute range, but he simply wasn’t satisfied. At that point, Natherson realized he needed to make a change. He put in the extra miles over the summer and spent time working out in the gym. His goal was simple — to make Riverview’s varsity squad his senior season. Natherson dropped his time by roughly four minutes heading into this season and has since become one of the Rams’ topfive runners. “I think it’s an amazing expe-

The Riverview High boys cross-country team finished eighth in the state at the Class 4A cross-country finals Nov. 9. rience,” Natherson says. “I had never been a part of an elite group of athletes before. “I had a motivation,” Natherson says. “I really wanted to be on varsity, and that drive is what got me through the tough workouts.” With four varsity runners returning from last season, Riverview had high expectations heading into this season. And with the addition of Natherson, the Rams saw success early in the season. Blake Riley, Warran Grajalez and Bryce Vokus all broke 16 minutes earlier this season to break the previous school record mark of 16:08. Riley currently holds the school record with a time of 15:46. “We worked really hard over the summer,” Vokus says. “This group of guys has done really well (influencing) and pushing one another harder than we ever have before.” After winning a handful of cross-country meets throughout the season, the Rams went on to win the Class 4A-District 8 meet Oct. 23. It was the Rams’ first district title since 1999. The Rams followed up their district championship with their

first regional title Nov. 2. “We knew that Riverview has had it for quite awhile, but we didn’t know they were going to be this good,” assistant coach Paul Opitz says. “It’s really fun coaching the boys team right now.” Most recently, the Rams competed in the Class 4A cross-country finals for the second-consecutive season. The Riverview boys team made its first state meet appearance last season in which it finished 16th. This season, the Rams’ goal was to better last year’s performance by finishing in the top-10. Riverview achieved its goal Nov. 9, finishing eighth in the state out of 24 teams. Grajalez finished 27th overall in 16 minutes, 26.28 seconds; Vokus was 41st in 16:41.37; followed by Riley (51st, 16:50.57); Natherson (66th, 16:59.89) and Matt Berman (98th, 17:22.10). “We’ve all worked really hard to get on varsity,” Tyler Riley says. “This team is strong, and the younger runners who are going to take over next season will be able to build upon our legacy.” Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@ yourobserver.com.


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IT’S READ EVERYWHERE Lou and Sandi Bury, who took their East County Observer with them to Costa Maya, Mexico, won the grand prize in the 2013 ‘It’s Read Everywhere’ photo contest. What a ride it’s been. We asked you to take us along on your travels for our 2013 “It’s Read Everywhere” contest by packing a copy of the Longboat Observer, East County Observer, Sarasota Observer and Pelican Press and sending us photos of your adventures. Here’s what happened when a whopping 141 readers submitted their photos with their hometown newspapers in hand. We reached great heights at Mount Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon. We savored the spotlight during the filming of the “Today” show in New York City, at Buckingham Palace the week that Prince George was born and during the presidential inauguration earlier this year. We experienced magic at both Disney World and Disneyland. We went to the Land Down Under twice, swam the Dead Sea twice, visited the Taj Majal, took too many African safaris to count and traveled to every continent except for Antarctica. We don’t even know all the places we’ve been: Marines stationed on the U.S.S. Kearsage sent us their photo but couldn’t reveal their location. (That was classified in-

formation.) But the readers have spoken by voting 5,098 times at YourObserver.com. And, that’s why the grand prize goes to East County residents Lou and Sandi Bury, who took their East County Observer with them to Costa Maya, Mexico, during a cruise — they received 3,659 votes. “We took the paper along with us on our side tours and while shopping,” they said. “We love the paper, because it keeps us informed of local news and what is going on in the community.” To all who participated, we’d like to say, “Thanks for the ride.” Although traveling during this year’s contest has been quite the journey, we’re glad you’re back here on the homefront. And we’re sure you’ll agree when we say, “There’s no place like home.”

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STRAIGHT SHOOTERS Eleven cadets from Sarasota Military Academy’s Rifle Team traveled 13 hours Oct. 19 to Memphis, Tenn., to compete in the Montgomery Bell Academy Rifle Classic. The MBA Rifle Classic is the largest junior shooting event in the country, with 350 competitors from 21 different states. Sarasota Military Academy’s Precision Team finished second place in the event. The cumulative Precision Team score was 2,278, a one-point improvement of the year before and just 10 points from first place.

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Sarasota Christian School families celebrated homecoming and the return of fall at the school’s annual Homecoming and Fall Festival and Cow Drop, Saturday Nov. 2. During the event, students competed in a dodgeball tournament while alumni played in volleyball and softball games. Third-grader Grace Sabo

Bay Haven School of Basics, Plus students and their families celebrated fall at the Bay Haven Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 9. Families enjoyed music, games, races and other outdoor activities.

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COMMUNITYCALENDAR Sarasota Chalk Festival — takes place along Pineapple Avenue in Burns Square and at various locations along Pineapple north to Selby Five Points Park. Viewing area of the professional pavement artists is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 to Monday, Nov. 18. Other events include the Street Painting Workshop, Longboat Key Kiwanis Children’s Chalk Block, Student Chalk Block, Thoughtful Reflection, Veteran Artist Squares and more. For a complete list of events and a schedule, visit chalkfestival.org.

FRIDAY, NOV. 15 AND SATURDAY, NOV. 16 The Meadows Fall Craft Sale — runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Meadows Community Center, 2004 Longmeadow. The Meadows Community Association Craft Group invites patrons to the free event, featuring handcrafted items. For more information, call 377-2300, or email mca@meadowsca.com.

FRIDAY, NOV. 15 Patricia D’Arcy Laughlin’s Book Launch — runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, 4010 S. Tamiami Trail. This event features the launch of local artist and author Patricia D’Arcy Laughlin’s book “Sacrifice for a Kingdom.” The event will include readings and a special performance by the Sarasota Ballet’s Margaret Barbieri Conservatory of Dance.

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Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition — takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Siesta Key Beach, 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key. Come watch or compete in this amateur sand-sculpturing competition. There are only 20 plots, and registration is first come, first serve. Competitors must provide their own tools. Additional suggested items to bring are sunscreen, large brimmed hats, drinking water, towel and snacks. For more information, visit siestakeycrystalclassic.com. Casey Key Fish House Tiki Bar Party — runs from 2 to 7 p.m. at Casey Key Fish House’s Tiki Bar, 801 Blackburn Point Road. Celebrate the tiki bar’s five-year anniversary with free barbecue, live music, drink specials and giveaways. For more information, call 966-5737.

SUNDAY, NOV. 17 Great Teddy Bear Run — leaves at 11:30 a.m. from the Shoppes at University Town Center, off University Parkway. The motorcycle parade will receive a police escort as it makes its way to Twin Lakes Park, in Sarasota. Parade participants should bring teddy bears to donate to KIDS by the SEA, a non-profit helping area children with cancer. For more information, visit Rossiterharleydavidson.com.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 22 Sorting Day — runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium’s east lot, 2700 12th St. Help the Orioles and the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program organize the nonperishable food items donated for Thanksgiving. Those interested in donating can do so from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, at Ed Smith Stadium’s Euclid Avenue entrance. For more information on volunteering and/or donating, visit mayorsfeedthehungry. org.

MONDAY, NOV. 18 JFCS Ninth Annual Grace Rosen Magill Lecture — begins at 9 a.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. Keynote speaker Rabbi Marc Gellman will present “The God Squad: Religion in the Media.” Enjoy breakfast and a discussion with the Jewish Family & Children’s Service of SarasotaManatee. General tickets are $36 and patron tickets are $136. RSVP by calling 366-2224, Ext. 142.

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Condominium in Siesta Towers sells for $950,000 Unit 170 condominium at 1627 Clower Creek Drive to Nancy Drohlich, of Sarasota, for $270,000. Built in 1978, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 1,807 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $240,000 in 2010.

The following residential real estate transactions took place between Oct. 28 and Oct. 31. A condominium in Siesta Towers tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Becca Properties LLC sold the Unit PH-C condominium at 4822 Ocean Blvd. to Michael and Dianne Morey, of Sarasota, for $950,000. Built in 1973, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,877 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $150,000 in 1983.

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Thomas and Cheryl Walker, of Sarasota, sold their Unit F-1012 condominium at 100 Central Ave. to Georgia McGurl, trustee, of York, Maine, for $790,000. Built in 2005, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,532 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $730,000 in 2012.

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Stephen Perez, of Sarasota, sold the home at 3538 Almeria Ave. to Robert Pisano and Tasa Kvistad, of Somerville, Mass., for $750,000. Built in 2008, it has three bedrooms, four baths and 3,608 square feet of living area.

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James and Mary Tillman, trustees, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 31 condominium at 174 Golden Gate Point to Donald and Linda Bruns, of Sarasota, for $520,000. Built in 1967, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,269 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $98,000 in 1986.

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Pamela Hastings sold two homes at 1739 Floyd St. to Robert and Pamela Meade, of Englewood, for $460,000. The first home, built in 1967, has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,742 square feet of living area. The sec-

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John Serafin II, trustee, of Livingston, Texas, sold the home at 6616 Bowline Drive to Christopher and Emily Savoca, of Sarasota, for $249,500. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,000 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $127,900 in 1989. Margaret Medeiros, of Sarasota, sold her home at 2711 Gulf Gate Drive to Sandra Pree, of Sarasota, for $225,000. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,503 square feet of living area.

Unit PH-C at 4822 Ocean Blvd. has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,877 square feet of living area. It sold for $950,000.

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ond house, built in 1965, has one bedroom, one bath and 378 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $98,000 in 1986. They previously sold for $95,000 in 1992.

Siesta Beach Front LLC sold the Unit 508 condominium at 5750 Midnight Pass Road to Edward Jordan and Donna Jordan, trustees, of Sudbury, Mass., for $750,000. Built in 1984, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,335 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,112,000 in 2007.

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Sue Ruhle, of Sarasota, sold her home at 1683 Sunrise Lane to Ann-Marie Stephenson, of Pasadena, Calif., for $355,000. Built in 1957, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,552 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $153,000 in 2012.

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Deborah Bjorklund, of Sarasota, sold her home at 2475 Wisteria St. to Mark Sarason and Todd Hudson, of Sarasota, for $294,500. Built in 1956, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,820 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $140,000 in 2001. Mission Property Partners LLC sold

the home at 2609 Bigelow Drive to Krishen Greenwell and Christina Pitchford, of Sarasota, for $249,000. Built in 1962, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 1,777 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $138,000 in 1996. William Benner, of Sarasota, sold his home at 3420 Mineola Drive to Francisco Montav, of Sarasota, for $230,000. Built in 1957, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 1,656 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $212,900 in 2001. George Hartzell, of Sarasota, sold his home at 2545 Wisteria St. to Daniel and Cortney Williams, of Sarasota, for $211,000. Built in 1964, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,847 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $228,600 in 2005.

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The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, sold the home at 1280 Tree Bay Lane to Hanif Sarangi, of Haltom City, Texas, for $570,000. Built in 1988, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,487 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $795,000 in 2005.

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Addition Seawall/Deck Re-roof Re-roof Remodel Mechanical Windows Carport Demolition Pool Cage

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$76,868 $42,541 $28,760 $25,000 $19,850 $15,432 $11,759 $10,000 $10,000 $8,680

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612 Tremont St #A3985190 $1,799,000 Karen Chandler

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3944 Losillias Dr #A3986668 $1,350,000 Kim & Michael Ogilvie

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2051 Couver Dr #A3985405 $164,900 Kristine Niehaus

3224 Clark Dr #A3986211 $117,000 Jennifer Putnam

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A CHRISTMAS STORY

Examples of the historical ornaments

by Harriet Sokmensuer | Community Editor

Holidays arrive early with ornament sale Avid collector Michael Nitzsche prepares to pass on the sparkle of his 60,000 ornaments to benefit his church.

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Michael Nitzsche would often fall asleep underneath the Christmas tree, its twinkling lights and sparkling ornaments enveloping him in a Christmas reverie. “Its magical,” he says, “it’s one of those fantasies that you’re in them, that you’re part of the tree.” For the avid Christmas ornament collector, Christmas doesn’t come just once a year. And his Christmas devotion isn’t relegated to childhood. Nitzsche, 64, often finds himself lost in the sparkle of the 60,000 Christmas ornaments he’s acquired over the years. Often times, throughout his adult life, the now 64-year-old would find himself asleep underneath one of his 10 fully decorated trees. But in 2012, Nitzsche was diagnosed with stage-four prostate cancer and decided it was time to share his passion with others. After 60 years of collecting, today through Saturday, Nitzsche will sell his entire collection and donate the proceeds to his church, the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Nitzsche recalls the first Christmas ornament he received: a gold-bearded Santa, which he still has today. He was only 3 years old. By age 5, he learned how to make his own bed just so he could hide his Christmas candy box collection from his mother.

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The boxes, meant to hang from trees, were filled with sweets and toys. Nitzsche would empty the boxes, fold them and stack them in his mattress. Years later, when he lived on his own, he unearthed the boxes to decorate his tree in his Fort Wayne, Ind., home. It wasn’t until his mother visited him when he was 18 that she realized the extent of her son’s hobby. “She said, ‘If I had known, I would have thrown them all away!’” Nitzsche says. Nitzsche’s collection contains a wide variety, including an ornament from each of the 48 contiguous states. Those ornaments serve as reminders of his time as a senior cake decorator for Wilton Enterprises, when, starting in the early ’70s, he flew all over the country, making a name for himself in the cake-decorating industry.

Michael Nitzsche shows off a portion of his ornament collection. Nitzsche’s collection continued to grow — at an approximate rate of 1,000 ornaments a year — eventually taking over the rooms in his home. Nitzsche and his partner, Roger, moved into a new home in Venice in 1987. The home featured 10 fully decorated faux Christmas trees ranging from 4 feet to 16 feet tall; the trees remained on display year-round. Each tree contained hundreds of ornaments, with branches carrying themes from Fourth of July to Florida fruits. To ensure each of his ornaments received its time in the spotlight, Nitzsche would switch some out every day. In 1999, when Nitzsche moved to Sarasota, it took him and four friends four full days to pack the delicate decorations. Although Nitzsche decided not to unpack

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EARLY DEADLINE NOTICE For the issue of November 28, 2013 THE OBSERVER OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY NOVEMBER 28. EARLY DEADLINE FOR CLASSIFIED ADS IN THE SARASOTA/PELICAN PRESS OBSERVERS WILL BE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 @ NOON

Items Under $200 For Sale A STEAL: Treadmill, Health Rider. Excellent condition. $200 firm. 941-355-0127 ADVERTISE YOUR MERCHANDISE with the total value of all items $200 or less in this section for FREE! Limit 1 ad per month, 15 words or less. Price must be included next to each item. No commercial advertising. Ad runs 2 consecutive weeks in 1 Observer. (No phone calls please.) (Please provide your name and address) Email ad to: classified@yourobserver.com Online at: www.yourobserver.com Or mail to: The Observer Group P.O. Box 3169 Sarasota, Fl 34230 AUDUBON PRINT/FINCHES on thistle quality framed, 2wx27h, $50. Oster oj juicer, $10. 941-922-6468. BABY/TODDLER BED $55. Changing table, $15. Car seat, $50. Children's/playtable, chair, rocker, toys, $35. 941-918-1329. BOOKCASES (2), $15. TV Credenza, wood, $40. Dell color printer, $75. Fica tree, $20. 941-320-6183 COMFORTER; KING, still in package. 3 King Pillows, Ralph Lauren. $50/all. Both never used. 941-925-7079 COMPUTER: DUAL 2.8GHz HT Dell, refurbished, $75, 941-756-6728. COUCH: WHITE leather, great condition. Sacrifice for $200. 941-586-7037. FUTON: DOUBLE. Excel. cond., teakwood frame. $165.00/ OBO. (941)549-4290. G.E. CLOTHES dryer: Natural gas, 7.0/cu.ft., 8 cycles, used sparingly, manual, $75. 941-907-6009. KEURIG COFFEE maker, large, $45. Large outdoor water fountain, $65. 941-922-0765. KEY BOARD: Yamaha YPT-300, like new, $85. 941-379-4102. LEATHER JACKET: new ladies Harley Davidson XL with zip out liner. $80. 941-356-2923. MANTLE PIECE: light oak, 57.5”lx7.5”x6” deep, $50. Rocker Panel for Chrysler 300 2005, $50. 941-926-1978. MEN’S BIKE: 26”, 10 speed Shimano Derailleur, good cond., $50. 941-966-0618. MIRROR, 7’X4’, $25. Pet wire fence, $25. Queen bed rails, $10. Floor fan, $20. 941-266-9834. MITER SAW: Craftsman 10” compound. Excellent condition, $85. Call 941-922-1642 after 12 noon. NATUZZI RECLINER: no rips, scratches, gold, nice, $175. 941-302-0447. NORDICTRACK VERTEX Weight System 670. Lightly used, U disassemble and move. New AbLounge2, $50/all. 941-914-0558. PAINT SPRAYER: commercial, like new, used once, $150. 941-227-3149. PAUL DETLEFSEN 1950's, "The Smithy", 19"x2" framed canvas art print. Good condition, $45. (941)504-0165.

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ESTATE SALE Saturday, Nov. 16 – 9:00a.m.–1:00p.m. (#’s out at 8:00) 3137 Village Green Drive, Sarasota Eclectic sale with everything from Peanuts to pre-zip code maps to vintage costume jewelry and watches; to fine Kindel furniture an exquisite custom-made Kindel grandfather clock; hand-crafted Kindel dining room table/2 leaves, 6 chairs and federal-style sideboard; Kindel twin bedroom set w/night stands, dresser & armoire. Nice clean furniture throughout: second bedroom set; nice chairs; 3-cushion Broyhill sofa; desk; etc. Interesting lamps and nice decorative and art pieces including a large set of lithographs created by listed artist Benson Moore. Vintage 1970’s Christmas items: Spode plates & Haviland ornaments; “Camille” pattern silver plate tea service, set of Royal Worcester dishes, Waterford and some nice collectibles as well as the usual array of clean kitchen items and linens and some garage items. Photos: www/sarasotaymca.org Sale conducted by Premium Estate Liquidators to Benefit Y programs for at-risk kids ESTATE SALE: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9am-? 1682 Hawthorne St. (West of Trail, near Sarasota Memorial). Furniture, collectibles, small appliances, housewares, tools, garden items and more. MOVING SALE! Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. and Saturday, 8a.m.-3p.m., 2532 East Milmar Dr. 34237. Furniture, household, clothing and gardening items and more! Credit cards welcome. OUR BOOKS 1/2 Price BEE RIDGE BOOKS 4104 Bee Ridge Road Bee Ridge Plaza Trade-In your Paperbacks 941-377-8998

Furnishings SECTIONAL SOFA: Thomasville brand, ivory, like new. Moving sale. $2230 new. Sacrifice for $225 o/b/o. Denny, 941-780-8789.

Garage/Moving/Estate Sales COMMUNITY GARAGE Sale, Saturday, 11/16, 8-noon, Stonehaven Condos, Clark Rd., just east of Honore. Furniture, kids clothing/toys, jewelry, household items and much more.

RAVENWOOD COMMUNITY Sale, Saturday only, 8am-?. Off DeSoto Road,1 Mile East of Lockwood Ridge, entrance on left. Or University Parkway to Longwood Run to Desoto Road, entrance on right. 15+ Families.

ESTATE SALE 7429 Starfish Drive in CORAL COVE Fri. & Sat. 11/15 - 11/16, 8a.m.-2p.m.

RIVER FOREST SUBDIVISION MULTI-HOME RUMMAGE. Saturday, November 16th from 8:30a.m.-3p.m. S. Tamiami Trail entrance across from the new “Rooms-To-Go”.

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General Merchandise CHINA: LIMOGE service for 12, many serving pieces. Will E-mail pics. Sacrifice for $800. 941-379-3790.

Merchandise Wanted CASH FOR Old Military Items. Swords, uniforms, insignia & old guns. Call 941-416-3280. SENIOR LOOKING to purchase precious metals, time pieces, coins, jewelry and antiques. Please call Marc, 941-321-0707.

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Open House LONGBOAT KEY: OPEN HOUSE. Sunday, November 17th, 12:30-4p.m. 840 Tarawitt Dr. Waterfront: UNBELIEVEABLE VIEW OF CITY. Elevator; hardwood floors; 2200sq.ft., 2 docks. Must see. You will be Surprised!! Bank approved. $1,230,000. Brokers paid. 941-650-9761.

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HOLIDAY HELPER /Personal Assistant. I can help you plan, organize, prepare and implement any or all of your holiday needs. Detail oriented, dependable, honest and responsible. Call Kathy 941-780-8065.

Adult Care Services IN-HOME ASSISTED LIVING. Why leave the safety, beauty and comfort of your own home to receive professional, affordable and compassionate care? You don’t need to! ElderCare Services provides complete customized care perfectly tailored to suit your needs and lifestyle. Services include, but not limited to, homemaking, transportation, running errands, meal prep., medication supervision, 24/7 medical staffing, and more. Please call 377-4465 for more info. or visit us on the web @ eldercaresarasota.com. Licensed, bonded and insured. Lic.#30211372

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ADULT & SENIOR Help at Home. Tell me your needs. I have excellent references. Louise 941-952-8090.

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SIESTA TOWER: Seller has spared no expense, the most desirable 3BR/3BA, end unit condo with spectacular views of the Gulf, has all the bells and whistles. Parquet flooring and crown molding thru out. Kitchen has Corian counters and marble floors. Master suite with Jacuzzi, $20k remote control hurricane shutters. Within walking distance to Siesta Village and minutes to the #1 beach. Call Debra Villari at Berkshire Hathaway, formerly known as Prudential Florida Realty. “Warren Buffet liked us so much he made us a part of the family.” 609-458-4627 or 941-207-5055

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SONG-AND-DANCE MAN Noah Racey returns to Sarasota to charm Asolo Rep audiences for a second time. Although he’s just here to choreograph “Show Boat,” he’s sure his Sarasota ship hasn’t set sail.

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// ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT her friends. Racey is just as magnetic off stage as he is on stage — although hats and batons don’t magically fall into his hands in real life as they do in his production. He’s easygoing, but with high energy — what you see is what you get. Racey slouches comfortably on one of the Asolo Rep lobby’s benches eating a granola bar, cracking one-liners whenever he can fit one into the conversation. How does he spend his time? He sits alone and knits a sweater for his cat, Djembe. Is this what he’s always wanted to do? No, he was going to be Phil Collins, but taller. How’d they wrangle you into choreographing “Show Boat?” “They stole one of my children,” he says — Racey doesn’t have children. Just like when he’s dancing, Racey doesn’t miss a beat. Go figure his career started with drumming. If you’ve seen “PULSE,” which highlights rhythm and hand drumming, it all starts to make sense. His rhythmic nature started at a young age. He grew up in Seattle in a family full of “the kinda people who just love to boogie and shake their ass,” he says. Racey was a ‘C’ and ‘D’ student, probably because he couldn’t sit in his seat long enough to concentrate. Then he joined theater, and with the benefit of the constructive outlet, he got a 3.0 grade point average. He attributes his start in show business to his high school the-

HOP ABOARD ‘SHOW BOAT’ There are three licensed versions of “Show Boat:” The original, The Hal Prince and the Goodspeed Opera House. Noah Racey originally choreographed the third licensed version of “Show Boat” for the Connecticut-based Goodspeed Opera House (where “Man of La Mancha,” “Shenandoah,” and “Annie” were conceived). It was reworked for the 21st century and a smaller-scale musical typically known for its large-scale grandiosity. It employs one-third ater teacher, Ruben Van Kempken, with whom he still stays in touch. Van Kempken taught him his first tap step and dedicated his lunch breaks to teaching a young Racey the basics of ballet so he wouldn’t be scared to take a ballet class. And, it’s a good thing he learned to dance, because these days there’s less of a demand for a taller Phil Collins. Luckily for Racey, what there is a demand for is a classic song-and-dance man. He highlighted those talents in his show “PULSE,” which made its way to Sarasota upon the suggestion of Jeff Calhoun. Calhoun, Racey’s long-time friend from their home base of New York City, directed the Asolo Rep’s production of “Bonnie & Clyde” before directing its debut on Broadway. With his past positive experience of the Sarasota venue, Cal-

of the cast of the original version and has smaller sets. It simplifies it to place the focus on the relationships of the characters. Racey says it carves away some of the extraneous business of the original to leave the audience with a more poignant story. He says the Sarasota production is the same choreography he used at Goodspeed, but better because he got to do it again and made the changes he would have made the first go-around. houn suggested it’d be the perfect place to unveil Racey’s “PULSE.” Racey learned Calhoun was right. He says Asolo Repertory Theatre nurtures baby productions and that the staff was willing to do whatever he needed to make it happen. It’s one of the reasons Racey wants to come back as soon as possible. He’s gracious about what Asolo Rep has done for him. He greets the guys backstage by name. He knows everyone, from the guy who pulls the flys to the people in the back corner office without a window. And, he loves Sarasota. The staff at Toasted Mango Café recognize him because he’s a regular the six weeks he’s in town — his favorite is the Sarasota omelet. His experience in Sarasota was and is continuing to be positive,

Nothing is impossible if you try / you’ll be sure to work it out by and by / If you never say quit, never say die / nothing is impossible if you try – Noah Racey sings a song from his first musical, “The Electric Sunshine Man,” which he performed in middle school. and he hopes to work with Asolo Repertory Theatre in developing new productions in the future. Specifically, he wants to work more with Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards. As far as “PULSE’s” future — conversations are in the works. Following the Sarasota run, the production became enhanced, meaning there’s a financial backer. Now all he needs is a location. Will he continue to be the leading man if it goes on tour? “No, it’ll be ‘Noah Racey’s PULSE’ starring Tony Danza,” he says sarcastically with a laugh. One thing he doesn’t make jokes about is wanting to come back to Sarasota if “PULSE” goes on the road. “I would really like that,” he says. “It would seem only right because we were kind of given birth here.”

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Art Center Sarasota hosts successful season launch Art Center Sarasota bustled with foot traffic at its first show of the season Nov. 7. Four new exhibitions opened: CUBEMUSIC, Pulp Culture: Of and About Paper, Art Center Sarasota Instructor’s Show and Miniatures. Gallery One featured artist Craig Colorusso’s light and sound installation. Six metal cubes, each containing a light and sound source, sat in the space. Each cube projects a different four-note chord and shape into the room creating a blanket of sound one person described as aliens landing, and another as the sound of night — something unique and new for the art center.

Gallery Two featured art made from paper and paper products — everything from sculptural book art to intricately hand-cut paper. Gallery Three displayed work of the Art Center Sarasota instructors, such as watercolor work by Ann Abgott and sculpture by Kevin Costello. Gallery Four highlighted the talent in Sarasota — and although miniature works were the focus, art of big talent was on display. It is an eclectic mix catered toward all tastes — fortunately, it hangs through Jan. 3. If the first show is any indication of what to expect for the upcoming season, then it’s sure to be a good one.

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Jake Mills becomes the Strangely Flatulent Although it’s a comedy, “Spamalot” made Jake Mills cry. The actor saw the comedic musical based on slapstick movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” when it first opened in London, and he laughed for the duration of the production — until the confetti cannons went off. “I’ve seen the saddest of plays and never cried,” Mills says, shaking his head in shame. Just like the bursting cannons, he couldn’t hold it inside. It’s something he has only ever told his wife, Samantha Mills. Mills doesn’t think Florida Studio Theatre will have confetti cannons for its production opening Nov. 13. Mills plays Sir Bedevere The Strangely Flatulent, the not-so-smart brains of the bunch of misfit Knights of the Round Table. And as the name implies, his brain isn’t the only thing full of gas. In fact, in his entrance, he walks out on stage, lifts a cheek to suggest he’s tooting and then airs out his tunic. “It’s a talent I don’t like to brag about,” he says — joking about how he doesn’t need to improvise and could let one go on command. His wife is not only a saint for having to endure what smells to be typecasting, but she’s also a dancer. They met at the Williamsburg, Va., Busch Gardens in a Halloween production in which Jake Mills played a vampire lead singer, and Samantha played one of his backup dancers. She joined the “Spamalot” cast late in the production, and Mills loves getting to perform with her again. It’s

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MUSIC // Masterworks ‘Dawning of a New Season’ I was proud to be a Sarasotan before Anu Tali arrived, but now that she’s here as the new music director of the Sarasota Orchestra, I could pop my buttons. And, coming from a born-and-bred Manhattanite brought up with the New York Philharmonic, that’s saying a lot. Tali’s official debut with the orchestra took place this weekend, and she and her forces pretty much blew the roof off the Van Wezel. This is a conductor with a concept. She seems to practice and preach the musical concepts of long lines, tension, phrasing and detail. But she never loses the forest for the trees. Tali and the 27-year-old Czech pianist, Lukas Vondraceck, colAnu Tali laborated on a brilliant reading of Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” bringing out inner voices and colors that made this work seem reborn. There were ripples of humor, stretches of passion and intense musicality that delineated the kind of music making generally relegated to the best of chamber performances. Vondracek, whose technique and artistry seem infinite, pulled colors from his instrument like Chagall painting murals. And, while he was tossing off staccatos, Tali had the orchestra plucking pizzicatos that were

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ack in 1926, just as John Ringling was developing St. Armands Key as the epitome of Florida glamour, he — along with architect Dwight Baum — built three houses to function as model homes. The Spanish-style residences were designed to lure potential buyers to the charms of the elaborate community-to-be, ringed by canals and anchored by a circle of fashionable shops and restaurants. The dream turned out a little different. Boom turned to bust, then to boom again. But now, almost 100 years later, no one can deny that St. Armands has become what its builders originally intended: one of the premier neighborhoods in Florida. And what of the model homes? Have they vanished, replaced by much larger and more elaborate mansions? Surprisingly, two of them are still there, still sitting next to each other on South Washington Drive. And the one owned by Jeff and Joyce Hart has become a jewel box of Sarasota style and history. It’s been in the family since 1968. That’s when Hart’s parents bought it and moved to escape the cold Ohio

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// HOME&GARDEN with a new approach: Palm Beach in the 1920s. “It’s Mediterranean, but with a French influence,” Jeff explains. The result is an elegant Palm Beach palazzo, small in scale but big on glamour. The home still retains its original layout, with very minor changes to improve circulation and add closets (the lack of which is always the bane of 1920’s houses.) The Harts added a pool, updated the kitchen and bathrooms and replaced most of the windows, which, over the years, had been switched out to jalousies. But the original wood and tile floors are still there, plus the beams that support the vaulted ceiling in the living room. The tiles that surround the fireplace are the same ones found in the Cà d’Zan (also designed by Baum) and the French doors that open from the dining room to a walled patio have never been replaced. All this takes effort, but as Joyce explains, “It’s a good thing that I’m the daughter of a painting contractor. I scrape and repaint every other year.” The couple furnished their home with finds from all over the world. In the foyer is a cabinet they stumbled across in a Parisian flea market and shipped home via Cunard Lines. In the master bedroom furniture that has been in Jeff’s family for generations blends comfortably with newer pieces. There’s even a Victorian pier mirror, a gift from a client who was planning to throw it out. With their many ties to Sarasota’s art and design community, the Harts have been collecting paintings for years. Most are by local artists. An exquisite Syd Solomon, from his “Shoreline” series, hangs in the foyer, and a portrait of Jessica Hart by John Dineen adds warmth to the living room. Some of the smaller paintings peek out at you from unexpected places — nes-

 Wooden gates from John Ringling Towers add a colorful note of local history. tled on little stools under a sideboard or tucked away in odd corners. One, in the bar, is hidden in such a way that it can only be seen reflected in a mirror. The Hart home is not large, but it has an intriguing layout. Large rooms flow into small rooms, and there are patios and garden spaces everywhere. A tiny sunroom overlooks the pool, which is sheltered from the street by high Palm Beach-style hedges. The third bedroom is located on the second floor, the only room up there, with furniture and window treatments done in a crisp black and white toile. There are even some intriguing pieces of Sarasota history to be discovered. The wooden gates that lead down a tiled path to the back garden come from John Ringling Towers and are instantly recognizable to old-time Sarasotans. These days the Harts are busier than ever. Sometimes they work jointly on a project, sometimes separately. Joyce, who admits to being the more traditional of the two, is excited about a garden house on St. Armands she is currently decorating, and Jeff, with a more contemporary aesthetic, has his hands full with a slew of remodeling projects. “People are always interested

 Original touches in the living room include wood floors, a beamed ceiling and a fireplace decorated with the same tiles found in the Cà d’Zan. Most of the paintings are by local artists. in location,” he says. “There are a lot of 30-year-old homes and villas in great locations that need bringing up to date.” When not working, Jeff and Joyce love to entertain. They are both cooks, with Joyce giving her husband the edge. “I specialize in French country cooking, cassoulets and such,” she says, “but Jeff can cook anything.” Their formal dining room, light and airy, is the scene of many dinner parties for eight, with friends they’ve made from all walks of life during their decades in Sarasota. And invariably, their home makes any evening memorable. China and silverware glow in the candlelight, and a soft breeze from the Gulf wafts in through the open French doors. It’s a scene that would make John Ringling proud — his vision for St. Armands, better than ever after all these years.

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e were having our lunch the other day at Fresh Start Café, and we started talking to Rochelle Seldin who, with Hanna Schneider and a great team of cooks and servers, runs the lovely indooroutdoor space on South Orange Avenue. We’d seen her and waved hello in the past but we’d never had an in-depth conversation. We knew she and Hanna ran a great place for breakfast and lunch, and we felt festive and had fun when we went there. What we didn’t know was that Rochelle used to be at the famous Manhattan cabaret, EightyEights. She and Karen Miller were the longest-running team in the cabaret/piano bar world — some 20 years — and, when the place closed down in 1998 (it was Halloween), they said their goodbyes with dozens of deliriously dizzy cabaret stars who’d come to pay tribute with songs and humongous

bouquets of flowers. One article said it all, “Rochelle did several solo sets, each of which was met with prolonged cheers and more than a few moist eyes. She was in sensational voice, but it was hard to hear her perform so many longtime favorites for the last time in Eighty-Eights.” Life goes on, and Rochelle has made a “Fresh Start” and is now doing a lot of everything (except singing) at Fresh Start: cooking, busing tables, greeting customers, serving food and making sure we all feel at home. She says she misses singing, something to which I can relate. But cooking and creating home-baked pastries, heart-warming soups, spicy jalapeno chili and baked-to-order frittatas is another great way to be artistic and, who knows … maybe if we beg a little, we’ll get a song from this legendary songstress.

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Louies Modern has reopened for lunch with a new menu that sounds intricate and fun. From its grilled yellowfin tuna BLT on millet toast, to the garbanzo quinoa wrap with curry mango aioli, Louies is living up to its reputation for serving ingenious varieties for all palates — vegans, vegetarians and carnivores. Its hours are unusual, too, for a major restaurant: Louies’ Barista Bar opens every morning at 7 a.m.

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or the last four or five years I lived in New York City, I belonged to the James Beard Foundation and was able to visit the famous chef’s former home — a beautiful townhouse in the Village — for luxurious lunches and dinners, complete with matching wines, made by celebrity chefs from all over the world. Last year, the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour came to Sarasota for the first time, was completely sold out and was such a success, it’s returning Dec. 11 with a five-course meal at Darwin’s on Fourth. Chef Darwin Santa Maria has personally selected some of his favorite internationally renowned chefs to collaborate on a Peruvian/ Latin-themed meal. You’ll meet Steven Meese of PBS’ “A Chef’s Journey;” the Miami Mandarin Oriental’s Diego Oka; Anthony Lamas, who is known as “the leader of the Latin food revolution,” from Louisville’s Seviche; and Sarasota’s own Steve Phelps, who reigns at Indigenous,

starting at 11:30 a.m. And dinner service begins at 4 p.m. Meanwhile, Libby’s has rolled out its new winter menu, which features both small and large plates, soups, salads, desserts and all sorts of inventive drinks. Big or little, the plates are pretty inventive, too, from pigs in a pretzel blanket to several noodle dishes and my favorite salad: the iceberg wedge with prosciutto, Moody blue cheese, applewood bacon, tomato and onion frites.

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PUT A FORK IN IT Tickets have gone on sale for the seventh annual Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival, which is slated to take place Jan. 24 through Jan. 27. This four-day culinary festival includes The Grand Tasting in the beautiful courtyard of the Ringling Museum. Kate Atkin, executive director of Sarasota-Manatee Originals, tells us: “Because these tickets are the most sought-after in town, we recommend that people buy their tickets early.” Last year, they sold out in a matter of hours but, being optimists, we’re hoping there are still a few available — for the whole event, itself, if not for The Grand Tasting. The Originals have gone to great lengths to bring together a vast array of guest vintners and breweries from France, Italy, South America, New Zealand, California, Oregon and Washington. And, this year, there will be a silent auction of fine wines to benefit All Faiths Food Bank. “Raising money for area nonprofit groups is a vital element of this event,” Atkin says. For more information, visit dineoriginal.com/forksandcorks or call 365-2800.

in Towles Court. The tour began in 2004 as a way to bring the unique experience of dining at the historic James Beard House to cities around the country; past chefs have included Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Jacques Pepin. Proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation but, as you can imagine, seating is limited, so we suggest you make a reservation quickly by calling 343-2165.

Carmel Café, the romantic, cozy, fun place up on Cooper Creek Boulevard, is celebrating a whole new crop of fall flavors from a new arancini — a fried risotto with Parmesan, fontina and asiago cheeses — to specialty pastas such as pumpkin ravioli with toasted walnuts and sage cream sauce. This is the restaurant that urges you to peruse the menu and order on special iPads provided at every table. You do the drinks that way, too. It’s fun, easy and efficient, without making us feel rushed.

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 The Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden transformed into a magical jungle Thursday, Nov. 7, for the donor preview event.

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The stars were out … Margaret Wise never disappoints. The honoree of the Nov. 4 Starry Night Dinner Celebrating “Show Boat” stuck closely to the requested attire: Southern cocktail chic. Wise dressed to impress Bill and in a period dress from the Margaret Asolo Rep costume Wise show. For more photos, see page 20

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he theme of the AJC 2013 Civic Achievement Award Dinner honoring Teri Hansen is “making connections,” because a connected community is a strong community. At the sponsor kickoff Nov. 4, at Michael’s Wine Cellar, Brian Lipton encouraged everyone to go up to someone they didn’t know and introduce themselves. More than 85 honorary committee members — who are also sponsors that have given at least $1,000 — gathered to kick off the event that takes place Nov. 13, at Michael’s On East. Honoree Teri Hansen thanked the group for being there, including “Elton White, who says he normally wouldn’t drink at 4:30 p.m., but he would for me.”

and YourObserver.com … At the helm … Wendy Merriman has taken on a new title: regional director of Make-A-Wish of Central and Northern Florida. “I am thrilled and honored to be part of such a wonderful organization,” says Merriman … Years of brunching … More than 1,000 people converged on the campus of USF SarasotaManatee to enjoy bites from 19 area restaurants. Michael’s On East, Mattison’s and Ophelia’s were presented with bronze bowls to recognize their involvement in all 20 years of Brunch on the Bay. The event has raised more than $1.3 million for endowment over the past 20 years and has provided 1,000 scholarships.

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// BLACK TIE: CAMERA READY DOGS NIGHT OUT: ‘PAWS ON PALM’ Benefiting Animal Rescue Coalition Thursday, Nov. 7, at The Francis and Palm Avenue

Kristy Cuza with her French bulldog Wrigley

Susan Tone with her yellow lab Millard and Mary-Lou Moulton with her black lab Miss Fay

Michele Strauss with Zeus

Aggie the English bulldog rides shotgun to “Paws on Palm.”

ARC Executive Director Gisele Pintchuck with Co-Chairs Shelley Sarbey and Karin Gustafson

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Our commitment is clear. At LernerCohen Healthcare, our commitment to our patients is clear. We limit the number of people we treat, never keep you waiting, and always answer the phone when you call, every day and any time. – Board Certified in Internal Medicine – Exceptional, Experienced Primary Care Physicians – Personal Attention – Unlimited Visits – 24/7 Access with No Waiting

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LaRue Merrill, Carol Butera, Kathy Coffey, Laura Gilbert and Charlotte Stringfellow

2014 YMCA First Citizens Debbie and Dan Dannheisser

ANNUAL DONOR APPRECIATION LUNCHEON Benefiting YMCA Foundation of Sarasota Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Michael’s On East

So, if you’re looking for some clarity and personal attention from your health care provider, look no further. Call LernerCohen today. We are now accepting a limited number of new patients.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Sarasota Yacht Club 1100 John Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida 6:00 pm Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres 7:00 pm Dinner and dancing featuring Soul Sensations Black Tie | Open Bar $250 per person

For more information contact Barb Lewis, (941) 365-0208 ext. 124 or blewis@sparcc.net. Register online www.sparcc.net. Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center’s mission is to stop domestic and sexual violence in our communities.

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Book by Ossie Davis, Phil ip Rose, Peter Udell Music by Peter Udell Lyrics by Gary Geld based on the play “Purlie Victorious” by Ossie Davis “Purlie” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Mollie Nelson and Honorary Host Stanley Kane

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Ben Davis, Marissa McGowan and Rob Ruggiero

STARRY NIGHT DINNER CELEBRATING ‘SHOW BOAT’

“Journey into the Heart of Florida”

Benefiting Asolo Repertory Theatre Monday, Nov. 4, at the home of Stanley Kane

with Carlton Ward

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 Jane and Dick Olson

 Kim Githler, Brenda Landry and Diana Armbrust

November 21, 2013 5:30 p.m., Sainer Pavilion, New College

Ward is a conservation photographer and eighth-generation Floridian. He will speak about his experience on the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition and show photos and video from the trek. Sponsored by the Fedder Lecture Series as part of the TREE Foundation.

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Live Musical performances that Entertain, Engage, and Inspire

OF SARASOTA SARASOTA

Saturday & Sunday November 16 & 17 – 7:30 p.m.

Benefiting Sarasota Orchestra Wednesday, Nov. 6, at The Field Club

In the Historic Asolo Theater at The Ringling Museum of Art

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“Crossover” a masterful blend of classics and popular songs Anne and Frank Folsom Smith

SAINT SAENS | TCHAIKOVSKY

Celebrated artists Lukas Vondracek and Anu Tali

BRUBECK | CARMICHAEL JOBIM | PIAZOLLA and more

December 7 – 7:30 p.m. December 8 – 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. New York Cabaret Artist

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“Colored Lights” with pianist Jon Weber – Coward, Sondheim, Porter, and more The New Yorker calls KT Sullivan “as vocally, comically, and theatrically assured as any contemporary cabaret performer gets.” Co-Chairs Marvin Albert, Gerri Aaron and Pamela and David Steves

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Rob Lincoln, Falon Mihalic, Stacy Dillard-Spahn and Donal O’Shea

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34TH ANNUAL OLD-FASHIONED CLAMBAKE Benefiting New College Foundation Thursday, Nov. 7, at New College bayfront

At our Bee Ridge Location

Food Drinks Drawings Specials & More FRI. NOV. 15TH • SAT. NOV. 16TH 10am-8pm

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Felice Schulaner with Marty and Rabbi Jonathan Katz

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2013 Performances December 6 7:00PM December 7 3:00PM December 8 3:00PM December 8 6:00PM December 11 7:00PM December 13 7:00PM December 14 3:00PM December 14 6:00PM December 15 6:00PM *Matinee Performances

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HOTFLASH NORDSTROM RACK PRE-OPENING PARTY

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n impressive line of eager and anxious women started forming at the doors of Nordstrom Rack Tuesday, Nov. 5. By 4 p.m., the line wrapped around the parking lot. The store officially opened to the public Thursday, Nov. 7, but Nordstrom Fashion Rewards members got exclusive access to check out the new store and, of course, to shop at the pre-opening party. Customers were handed complimentary Nordstrom Rack totes upon entering the store and were greeted by cheers and applause from the 70 employees. Waiters made the rounds throughout the store offering champagne with straws and light bites and desserts for the shoppers. Comments such as “This is dangerous,” “But I want everything,” and “I need another cart” could be heard in conversations throughout the store during the event, which attracted more than 900 customers.

by Heather Merriman

Black Tie Assistant Editor

“We are thrilled with the customer response to our Fashion Rewards pre-shop event,” says Nordstrom Rack representative Kate DeToye. “We are fortunate to have so many customers already in the area, and we are pleased to bring a store closer to home for them.” The store will receive shipments between three-to-four times a week, and the designers the store carries will vary from shipment to shipment. “We are encouraging our customers to download our new app, Rack Alerts,” says Nordstrom Rack representative Nicole Munson. “You can save your store location and receive inventory alerts when we receive shipments — and you can even choose what designers and merchandise you would like to be notified about.” Follow @Bradenton_Rack on Twitter to get updates about promotions, inventory and special events.

Nordstrom Rack employees enthusiastically greet shoppers as they enter the store for the first time.

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Dottie Fisher, Marilyn Reynolds and Stephanie Burger take on the shoe department at the Nordstrom Rack pre-opening party.

high-flying | exquisite | humorous

Direct from Quebec and for the first time ever, comes this interactive, quirky, avant-garde circus.

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CasAntica

HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

“REAL ITALIAN FOOD FINDS A HOME IN SARASOTA”

CasAntica Restaurant is a refined and exclusive Italian culinary haven, located in the charming historic theater district of Sarasota, Florida. Owner and operator Pietro Migliaccio incorporates an intimate restaurant within this quaint Mediterranean style home. Pietro was born and raised on the small remote Isle of Ischia, Italy. This beautiful Island is nestled off the volcanic coast of Naples where Mount Vesuvius is royally viewed on the distant horizon. Pietro moved to America when he was 18 years old where he gained extensive restaurant knowledge and experience and has worked in some of New York’s finest restaurants. In 1968 Pietro opened his very first Italian Restaurant with his brother Giorgio. The very successful “Mamma Lucia’s” located in Brooklyn has hosted big names such as Isabella Rossellini, Robert De

Niro, Martin Scorsese and Luciano Pavarotti all who praised the culinary excellence, attention to detail and service on national television. In 1980 the New York Times named Mamma Lucia “Restaurant of the Year” and later Mimi Sheridan, famous food writer and critic gave Mamma Lucia Four Stars. In 2003 Pietro found the pristine setting of Siesta Key to be very similar in foliage and climate to his native Ischia where he opened his restaurant “Gabbiano’s”. Pietro has recently ventured away from Siesta Key moving his attention and talents “back home” to a more intimate and exclusive downtown setting. CasAntica translates to “Old House”. As you step into this rustic yet elegant historic home you feel immersed in CasAntica’s charm. Pietro’s desire was to reproduce a familiar atmosphere bringing him back to the beginning of his career, when he learned to cook at home with his mother, Lucia. In fact his family recipes can still be found within all of his previous restaurants. CasAntica features a spacious outside dining area where the gentle bay breeze and scent of salt air adds to the created ambience. This historic

“ I hope that you enjoy every minute of your dining experience with our family.”

home hosts a warm welcoming wine bar as you enter, a cozy dining room with the glow of an antique fire place, exclusive dining rooms where your family occasions can be privately celebrated and converted upstairs rooms for intimate dining are all part of this Italian home cooking experience. CasAntica truly is the perfect setting…exclusive, romantic and intimate. “I started my career at home and I am ending my career at home.” Says Pietro. “This beautiful small historic house provides me the opportunity to meet and engage all of our patrons each evening. My goals are to provide a personalized, exceptional quality dining experience to everyone that enters my home and more importantly to have fun again doing what I love most…serving people. I hope that you enjoy every minute of your dining experience with our family. The most perfect place to end your day…Home”

Peter & Susan Migliaccio invite you to experience the warmth, comfort & world-class food at their NEW, downtown Italian Restaurant. Valet or private Parking offered

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