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A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds. Shannon Gault, owner of Pupcake Pooch Parties, and her husband, Bob, set up a booth at the festival and learned there was a gray miniature pinscher up for adoption. They learned that police rescued the puppy and her siblings after a neighbor discovered them emaciated and starving in the dirt behind a Bradenton home. The Gaults already have two dogs — B.B., also a miniature pinscher, and Shadow, a miniature greyhound — but couldn’t let the young dog go after hearing her story. They decided to adopt her and will bring her home Wednesday. No doubt, she will be treated like a princess. Her new name: Cinderella.

Key Town Hall. The meeting dragged on into the evening hours over a requested variance for a single-family home lot at 321 North Shore Road. Approximately 15 North Shore Road residents attend-

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Nun, St. Armands merchants clash Sister Chidiebere Onyewuchi says criticism does not affect her as she seeks to collect donations on the Circle to grow her charity. Sister Chidiebere Onyewuchi estimates she has raised approximately $25,000 since October, when she began setting up her chair, card table, cooler and homemade signage on St. Armands Circle. A slow day might yield $120; the busiest days, up to $800 for her 501(c)(3) charity, Holy Family Missionaries of Mercy, holyfamilymissionar-

iesofmercy.org, which incorporated in January 2012, according to state records. Here’s where the money goes, according to Onyewuchi, who goes by “Sister C.”: The organization recently completed a water bore project to provide clean drinking water to families in the villages of Okwu Ikeduru, Imo, Nigeria and has plans for other

water bores in Africa. Late last year, the charity purchased a property there, where it will eventually build a soup kitchen, food pantry and family resource center. One of her handwritten signs reads: “Please help us take care of sick and hungry children with

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owners of the lot, requested a variance that would increase the allowed building coverage from 25% to 27%, that would allow the Golls to build a 1,600-square-foot house on the narrow lot. Without that variance, a home can’t be built on the lot. Senior Planner Steve Schield said staff recommended the variance, noting the lot is legally nonconforming and is zoned for residential use. “Other properties in the area have been granted variances,” Schield said. “Denying a similar variance would deny them of rights granted to other property owners. Staff feels the minimum variance for this property is reasonable.” Sarasota attorney Michael Furen, who represented the Golls, urged the board to grant the variance. “This pure variance is necessitated because it’s necessary to have any reasonable use of their property moving forward,” Furen said. “Without the variance, they simply can’t build on the property. Even with the variance proposed, the footprint is considerably less than other homes in the area.” Glenn Goll, who noted he and his wife have been trying to receive a variance on the property for more than a year when the zoning board had trouble reaching a quorum, urged the board to grant the request. “Our intention is to build something that would fit with the neighborhood and accommodate our children when they visit,” Glenn Goll said. But residents and Tampa-based attorney Don Hemke, hired by a group of North Shore Road property owners, urged the board not to give the Golls any variance. Hemke cited several previous cases in various Florida communities to explain why the board could deny the request. Neighbors claimed the Golls knowingly bought what North Shore Road neighbors believed to be an unbuildable lot for years. “Shoehorning any house on that yard

their families.” Her Sarasota home is cluttered from floor to ceiling with clothing, food and toys that she plans to ship to Nigeria in October. Onyewuchi’s presence on the Circle has riled many Circle merchants since she began collecting donations. Business owners have complained that they would face fines from the city of Sarasota if they made a homemade sign for their store windows or placed a sandwich board outside their store. They worry that if more solicitors and panhandlers frequent the shopping district, it could hurt the Circle’s brand. Some have questioned how funds are used and said she is aggressive in seeking donations. Onyewuchi, 49, she has been called both a scammer and a “bad woman” during her time on the Circle. One woman told her, “You don’t belong here.” She says her response is always the same: “God bless you.” More important to her are the people who express support for her mission — like a woman who, around Christmas time, thanked her for being there and handed her three crisp $100 bills. She doesn’t take criticism personally. “Sometimes something new is threatening to some people,” Onyewuchi said. “I don’t think it has something to do with me. They may not want me there because I’m representing the poor or because I’m a black woman or because I represent religion…I know why I’m there, and I know who I am.” Eric Seace, president of the St. Armands Circle Association and owner of Planet, wrote in an email to the Longboat Observer that the issue is not about any one person or organization, but rather, about protecting one of Sarasota’s most important tourist attractions. “St. Armands Circle has a special Commercial Tourism (CT) designation, specifically designed to allow us to govern our codes and regulations outside of

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Diane and Glenn Goll, the owners of this North Shore Road, agreed to a variance that would allow them to build a 1,600 square foot house on the narrow lot.

with that narrow side yard would look terrible,” said North Shore Road resident Tom Munsell, who said his real estate agent informed him the variance would devalue his home, which sits next door to the lot. “Variances like this pillage the profile of the island.” During cross-examination by Furen, Munsell confirmed for Furen that if the variance was denied, he and another neighbor were interested in buying the lot to keep it vacant. Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale informed board members they had to use “historical precedence” when making their decision. Historical precedence, outlined by planning staff, showed that the town has historically required 1,600 square feet as the minimum floor area size for lots in this area. All four members of the board present during the agenda item, though, approved the variance just before 6:30 p.m., noting a hardship exists on a legally platted lot zoned for residential use. “We have to grant some kind of variance for this lot,” said zoning board Chairwoman Gaele Barthold. “We can’t make an emotional decision.”

city wide blanket policies. We are interested in keeping our sidewalks clear of exterior signage, merchandise display, clutter, panhandling and solicitation to name a few, in order to allow our visitors comfortable, and safe outdoor shopping and dining.  Our organization works with many local charities performing dozens of events coordinated with our organization and the city to help raise money.  We intend to modify our code to ensure that anyone, charitable organization or not, cannot simply come to St. Armands and set up shop with no limits to their intentions, physical displays, or duration of their stay,” Seace wrote. Ethna Lynch, co-owner of Lynches Pub & Grub, said that she has rarely seen Onyewuchi and has never had a problem with her, but worries about the precedent that her soliciting sets on the Circle. “We try to maintain a certain standard on the Circle,” Lynch said. “If she can do it, what’s to stop every Tom, Dick and Harry from doing it?” Onyewuchi, who also collects donations at Sam’s Club, said her purpose is to be a blessing to others. Born in Ghana to Nigerian parents and raised in Cote d’Ivoire, she says she knew she wanted to become a nun when she was just 6 or 7 and achieved that goal 14 years ago. Onyewuchi moved in 2001 from Nigeria to Boston, and then in 2004 to St. Louis, where she was a member of the Good Shepherd Sisters. She moved in 2009 to attend Barry University’s Rice School in Arcadia, where she earned a master’s degree in pastoral theology. She is not affiliated with any diocese in Florida and felt compelled, instead, to form her own church order. In 2012, her charity reported no income or assets. Most donations have come since she began setting up on St. Armands late last year. Onyewuchi said she does not receive a salary from her organization and survives with help from friends and family. “God takes care of me, so I’m good,” she said. “It’s not a job; it’s a vocation.”

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Villa Am Meer nears new era With the restoration of the 79-year-old Villa Am Meer residence almost complete, developers prepare to begin construction of the new Aria project.

The estate’s signature gates will remain in place as a nod to the property’s history, although the completed property will also feature a new, functional gate.

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Above: One new antique fixture the home now features is a French beverage dispenser from the 1890s. Although the faucets aren’t functional, the bottom can be used to place beverages in ice. Right: The restored stained-glass window looks out onto the neighboring Villa di Lancia condominium.

September 2013 — Jay Tallman announced plans for the 16-unit Aria project and the restoration of the historic Villa Am Meer residence to use as a community clubhouse. Jan. 22, 2014 — The Longboat Key Planning & Zoning Board approved the project; reservations opened the same day. June 2014 — Tallman hopes to begin construction after receiving permits from the town. Fall 2015 — The project is slated for completion. in 2009, after it went into foreclosure three years after the $18 million sale. Tallman announced plans for the $60 million project last September. Since then, the guest home and carriage house have been demolished in preparation for construction. At press time, 13 of the 16 residences were reserved; prices range from $3.44 million to $4.25 million. The home has many features and modern amenities, including new furniture (along with some newly purchased antiques) and a new claytile roof. Its old living room has been transformed into a gathering room, and the old kitchen has been split in half between a new catering facility and wine cellar that will be accessible to each resident. The home’s master bedroom and bathroom are being renovated into a suite where residents’ guests can stay. But many of its features have been restored, including the floors, exterior stonework and stained-glass windows. “We took every pane of glass out and reconditioned it and repainted it,” said project representative Amy Drake. Remnants of the Kohls’ life in the home are still visible. On the floor of the old dining room — which now holds project renderings and models — workers recently patched up a hole. It’s the spot where Hertha Kohl once tapped on a buzzer to let workers in the servants’ quarters below know when she needed their assistance. Drake estimates Tallman will have spent approximately $1 million to restore the home by the time work is completed. “This is as close to the original as we could keep it,” she said.

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The historic Villa Am Meer residence survived storms, surrounding development and foreclosure during the past 79 years. But perhaps its biggest triumph over time came last fall, when developer Jay Tallman, of Ascentia Realty Group, announced plans to construct the 16unit, four-story Aria condominium project on the five-acre property. Instead of tearing down the building, Tallman opted to restore the Villa Am Meer home to use as a sales office first, and eventually, as a clubhouse. Tallman expects to begin construction of the condo project in June, after the town permits the project, but restoration of the storied home is nearly complete. The home has a rich history that is the subject of a blog at joybaker.com/ category/villa-am-meer. A German immigrant named Dr. Hermann Kohl purchased the property during the Great Depression in 1932, two years after he was indicted on federal bootlegging charges. After Prohibition ended in late 1933, the charges were dropped, and Kohl built Villa Am Meer in 1935 as a winter retreat. Original John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art architect John H. Phillips designed Villa Am Meer. Kohl went on to invest what amounted to a 49% stake in what became Tropicana Products Inc. in the 1940s. Kohl and his wife, Hertha, were childless, but adopted Elena Amaducci, the daughter of their Italian gardeners. Amaducci married into the Benedict family, which is why the property is sometimes referred to as the Benedict Estate. In 1993, the family sold the southern parcel of the property totaling just less than seven acres to the developers of the 38-unit Villa di Lancia. That part of the property once held tennis courts and a swimming pool. The Tampa-based Statewide Associates purchased the remaining part of the property, which included the main residence, guest home and carriage house, for $18 million from Edward Benedict’s daughter, Elise Browne, in 2006. The company planned to build 30 townhomes on it and renovate the original home into a clubhouse. Court records show that BBC Key LLC became the owner of the property

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YourObserver.com Judge rules: Key’s 2012 NORTH AMERICA’S BEST OVERALL LOCAL NEWS SITE referenda null and void Although the ruling strikes down the density approved by voters, judge says commission can pass changes.

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Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Janette Dunnigan ruled in a Sarasota courtroom last week that amendments the Florida Legislature made last year trump the Town Charter and its ability to uphold two referenda that town voters approved in a 2012 election. However, the April 9 ruling states the Longboat Key Town Commission has the power to increase density without using the referendum process. In the meantime, though, town officials, are hopeful that an amended bill that the state House must still review will rectify a bill that caused a major charter hang-up for Longboat Key. The town’s charter is clear when it comes to how density can be modified Key-wide. The charter states: “Present density limitations provided in the existing Comprehensive Plan, as adopted on March 12, 1984, shall not be increased without the referendum approval of the electors of Longboat Key.” But what is also clear is the referendum approval process the town has used for more than 25 years is currently useless. That’s because the Legislature approved at its 2013 spring session a twopage bill that nixes the referendum process statewide and also renders any referendum performed on or after June 1, 2011 moot. For Longboat Key, that means a referendum that was approved by the island’s registered voters Nov. 6, 2012 that allowed two properties to convert from

commercial to residential use, allowing for a maximum of six dwelling units per acre, is null and void. The commission, though, can process the referenda requests while the town works to resolve other issues. The properties that received approval in March 2012 for residential use are the 0.76-acre plot in between the Public Safety Complex and the Centre Shops at 5440 Gulf of Mexico Drive owned by Victor Levine and the 0.44-acre plot at 521 Broadway, adjacent to the Century 21 Beggins Realty office in the Longbeach Village. Levine sought the zoning change so that he could divide the lot into four lots, each with a single-family home, while First America Bank sought to develop the Broadway property into two lots, which would each have a single-family home with water access to the canal behind them to the north. Land-use consultant Peter Dailey, who represented both property owners during the referendum process, said both of his clients have had difficulty selling their properties because of the current zoning. Town Manager Dave Bullock received commission direction to work with lawmakers who sponsored the bill to try to persuade the Legislature to reverse its course during the current legislative session. Last week’s judicial determination, meanwhile, confirms the Legislature’s 2013 amendments voided the 2012 referenda and preempted the charter.

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P&Z members say code stifles creativity Members of the board say suggested changes to the town’s codes put design plans in a ‘straight jacket.’ Longboat Key Planning and Zoning this straight jacket.” Board members expressed frustration Planning board member George Sywith proposed changes to the town’s Out- manski Jr. also expressed frustration. line Development Process (ODP) Tues“I feel like I’m playing whack-a-mole day, and said the sugevery time we review gestions are confusing, this,” Symanski said. “I feel like I’m playing unclear and hinder an “It’s the antithesis of inapplicant’s right to have whack-a-mole every time flexibility. It seems to be clear direction when ratcheted down so it’s in we review this. It’s the submitting plans. cement and nothing will antithesis of inflexibility. ever happen.” Bill Spikowski, of Spikowski Planning AsPlanning board memIt seems to be ratcheted sociates, who was hired ber Leonard Garner said to make changes to down so it’s in cement and the suggestions only the town’s codes, pre- nothing will ever happen.” made the ODP process sented a proposed ODP more confusing, espe— Planning board member change that stated projcially for Ocean PropGeorge Symanski Jr. ect consideration must erties officials, who are include additional uses watching this process and structures that “are closely before they subreasonably similar to neighboring uses in mit a new Longboat Key Club project apterms of development intensity, building plication. coverage, design, occupancy, access and “Let’s get a code here where if someone circulation.” comes in, they know what they are being Spikowski also states additional units confronted with,” Garner said. and structures “must not adversely affect Planning board Chairwoman B.J. Bishthe quality of life of persons in surround- op said the “language makes me shuding or nearby buildings” and “additional der” and urged staff to come back with units and structures must not be detri- more clear exmental to the health, safety or welfare of the community.” Planning board member Allen Hixon called the language “anti-creative.” “That reads to me that you can’t build a high-rise because it will block my view of Sarasota,” Hixon said. “You can’t be creative in your land and design plans under

P&Z FORMS SUBCOMMITTEE Planning and Zoning Board Chairwoman B.J. Bishop suggested and received support for a subcommittee that will meet a few times in the next two months to discuss the planning role of the board and how it can better serve the town. Board member Jack Daly, who submitted a memo regarding the role of the board, will chair a subcommittee that will discuss the board’s role and any items planning board members suggest should be brought up during a future joint meeting of the planning board and the Longboat Key Town Commission. amples. Ocean Properties Vice President Mark Walsh, son of Ocean Properties founder Tom Walsh, told the planning board it needs clearer direction before it will submit a project. “We would like to add something to the club that the town and neighbors can support,” Walsh said. “We can’t build something unless we have clear direction and know what the town and neighbors expect.” Ocean Properties consultants presented proposed language for the board to consider that states: “In order to encourage clustering on larger tracts of land where design flexibility can be more readily achieved, an ODP application shall be entitled, to

an assignment of units for a proposed development parcel, subject to the ODP application not proposing to utilize more than 50% of the available units not previously designed and that the proposed parcel for development complies with all other requirements of the code.” Planning staff also proposed language that stated the ODP application “must be consistent with the intent of the district and uses within the overall development.” The planning board agreed to meet again in May to review potential ODP changes. The board also reached a consensus that it believes unused residential and tourism units in a planned development such as Islandside stay with the land and not the former owners of the land. “It’s not as complicated as we’re making it out to be,” said Sarasota attorney John Patterson, who is representing Ocean Properties. “The remainder of the units left that weren’t used is what a developer has a right to build.” Also at its meeting, the planning board agreed to take back the site plan authority process from the Longboat Key Town Commission. While the site plan process was returned to the Town Commission in 2008, Planning, Zoning and Building Director Alaina Ray noted that recent “clean applications,” such as the Longboat Key Hilton Beachfront Resort and the Aria/ Villa Am Meer projects, did not have any departures and took more time to review with two boards. “This will cut six weeks off the approval time for applications that meet the code,” Ray said. The commission will continue to review applications that require departures or special exceptions on the site plan level.

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The town received good news late Monday afternoon about the severely eroded north end of the Key: The long-awaited federal permit for a project to place new sand and groins arrived, which starts the process for a sand-saving structure project on the beach around North Shore Road. Town Manager Dave Bullock informed the Longboat Key Town Commission in an email Monday that the town received the permit for erosion-control structures from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “This is an important step in moving the project forward,” Bullock wrote. The permit was supposed to arrive April 11, but came three days later. The town can now put out a bid for a construction company to place sand and install two groins on the north end. The town had hoped the groin project could occur this summer, at the same time the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) will dredge sand to place on the north end of the Key. But Bullock said chances don’t look good for the groin project to begin that quickly. Approximately 50,000 to 75,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged near Longboat Pass up to the Broadway beach access. The sand was originally meant to act as a stopgap fix until sand-saving structures can be built the following summer. The groins will be installed in summer 2015 if they cannot be constructed this summer. WCIND’s project calls for dredging the channel near Longboat Pass, while placing beach-compatible sand on the north

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basis.” Novak has been working independently of Letts to bring a medical practice to the island. Earlier this month, he facilitated the visit of a Virginia physician, who opted not to pursue opportunities for practicing on the Key. He believes assistance with the early stages of opening a practice — not a permanent subsidy — would be appropriate. “If we had a fledgling group that wanted to come out here, we could help with the startup costs so they wouldn’t be too far in the hole,” Novak said. For at least four years, residents and town officials have discussed how to maintain medical services on the Key, given its seasonal population. Novak said that a medical practice on the Key needs to be convenient, accessible and offer a friendly environment. “We have to be better than what they provide on the mainland,” he said.

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City breaks St. Armands’ trust The standoff in Nevada this past weekruary, March or April” because of seasonal end between the Cliven Bundy ranch traffic. family, its supporters and the U.S. Bureau Four years later, in 2002, the city toughof Land Management serves as a vivid ened the criteria. Not only did it say no warning: When government threatens with events can be held at the park from Jan. force a family’s property and its peaceful 1 through Easter or April 15, whichever existence, citizen fury will rise. is later, the city also said all events must Few things rile citizens more. obtain the prior “acquiescence” of the three We see that here, although so far not St. Armands associations. The city and near to the extent of residents showing up three St. Armands groups all approved. with their AR-15s. On Siesta Key, forces are And this is how the city and St. Armands fortifying to fight the U.S. Army Corps of groups have operated — until last fall. Engineers’ attempts to dredge Big Pass. On They abided by the acquiescence criteSt. Armands Key, residents and St. Armands ria even after former City Manager Robert Circle business owners are becoming inBartolotta shepherded a change to specialcreasingly agitated over their treatment by events criteria in 2009. Sarasota City Hall. In the Bartolotta version, there was no The present fight is this: whether the city mention of “acquiescence.” The blackout should grant a permit to Paragon Fine Arts months of high season were also elimiFestivals in April — a month that has been nated. And the criteria were watered down blacked out for special events for at least 16 to this: “When a special event application is years. filed with the city, city staff will notify” the It’s a powder keg of emotions, money, three St. Armands groups and will consider competition, rivalries, public safety and any objections to the event as long as they neighbors’ peace and tranquility. are submitted in writing within 15 days of Paragon’s owner wants access to St. notification. The city, the document says, Armands Circle. He bristles that the 26-year retains the right to approve or deny. relationship between Howard Alan Events Last fall, the 2009 change was stunning and the St. Armands Circle Association news to the three St. Armands associations. seems to preclude his firm from being able In an Oct. 9, 2013, memo to City Attorto bid for time slots on the ney Robert Fournier, Edward Circle. Rosenblum, a St. Armands Unable to make win over resident and retired attorney DROP OFF the St. Armands Circle Asrepresenting the residents, YOUR FOOD sociation, the St. Armands says the LMR “has never seen” Residents Association and the the 2009 policy, “let alone apSt. Armands Landowners Asproved it.” sociation — the “LMR” — for LMR officers steadfastly a show time in April, Paragon believe the 2002 special-events took its case to City Hall and criteria — requiring acquisubmitted an application for escence and their approval an art festival this coming — has remained the working April 26 and 27. policy. To the shock of the three But then came another Don’t forget St. Armands associations, the surprise. According to Rosenthe Campaign city administration approved blum, a city staff member in Against Summer Paragon’s permit. charge of events told the LMR Hunger. Take your Call out the militia. Sarasota the old 2002 criteria were not non-perishable City Hall has done it again: valid because there are no leftovers and food made matters worse. Here is signed documents attesting and cash donahow: to the acquiescence clause. tions for All Faiths Going back to 1998, the city’s Therefore, the city is not Food Bank to the adopted policy toward special bound by the 2002 criteria. Longboat Key and events in St. Armands Circle What’s more, the city says, St. Armands Key and Ken Thompson Park has it cannot discriminate and is fire stations. been an event blackout at both therefore required to approve locations from “January, Feba permit if the park use is legal,

the applicant qualified and the event falls outside of the blackout period — all the criteria Paragon’s event meets. So all of that arrives at the source of the three St. Armands associations’ frustration and fury: For the past 12 years, the city and St. Armands associations have worked cooperatively with regard to special events. The city has “acquiesced” to the St. Armands residents’ concerns about special events at the height of season: traffic that could inhibit public safety; disruption in the surrounding neighbors’ streets; and the fact art festivals in fact compete with St. Armands retailers at their most crucial money-making time. In other words, the city heretofore has represented the wishes of “the people.” But now the city administration has flipped. Is it fear of a lawsuit? City Attorney Fournier raised that possibility, suggesting the city could be sued for discrimination if it denied Paragon. Rosenblum countered: If Paragon is allowed an April show, Howard Alan likewise could counter that it has been discriminated against by virtue of giving Paragon a show during a time that has been blacked out — for more than three decades. There was and is a better way to handle this neighborhood dispute. The city administration could have mediated a resolution among all of the parties, keeping intact the “acquiescence” clause and, more important, the trust that existed between the city and St. Armands associations. The city, we’re told, made no attempts to bring everyone together. So it looks like Paragon’s show will go on. But the conflict will not go away. There is a way to resolve this for good: The city should sell or lease the park to the LMR. Power belongs to the people.

+ Greatest holy days of all

While most Americans pay far more attention to the religious holy days of Christmas and Hanukkah, Christian and Jewish religious leaders often say Easter and Passover weeks — both occurring this week — are the holiest and greatest of their faith’s holy days. Each commemorates redemption, deliverance, liberation, salvation and rebirth. And nowhere is this better expressed than in the Holy Book — with the Israelites’ escape from Egypt and Jesus’ resurrection from his tomb (see below). Happy Passover. And Happy Easter.

LIBERATION, REDEMPTION & SALVATION FOR ALL Exodus, Chapter 14, 10-16

Now Pharaoh was near when the Israelites looked up and saw that the Egyptians had set out after them. Greatly frightened, the Israelites cried out to the LORD. To Moses they said, “Were there no burial places in Egypt that you brought us to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, bringing us out of Egypt? “Did we not tell you this in Egypt, when we said, ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? Far better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.” But Moses answered the people, “Do not fear! Stand your ground and see the victory the LORD will win for you today. For these Egyptians whom you see today you will never see again. “The LORD will fight for you; you have only to keep still.” Then the LORD said to Moses: Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to set out. And you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea, and split it in two, that the Israelites may pass through the sea on dry land.

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After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.

And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow. The guards were shaken with fear of him and became like dead men. Then the angel said to the women in reply, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. “He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. “Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and

he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.” Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce this to his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.” The 11 disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR + Town should trim pine tree requirements Dear Editor: Now that the property next to Club Longboat has been sold and is being developed, people are already shocked at the demolition of the Australian pines. This issue comes to light from time to time when large pines are removed and people realize how much they miss them. Am I the only voice on the island to try to talk some common sense into the commissioners about revisiting the ordinance (2010-2013) that demands that all these pines be destroyed on our island? Any parcel of land being developed must have all these trees taken down on the property. Property owners have no say; it is the law! There may have been a time in our history when the idea of eradicating these pines might have been a good idea, however, as the island has been developed, people are coming to the realization that these large,

beautiful shade trees have a role in the general ambiance and natural look of the Key. Most people I talk to are unaware of this strict mandate and, when told, are appalled. They ask, “Why?” They love the look on our beaches when graced by these trees, and most would like these pines conserved. When considering all the arguments given to eradicate the pines, I believe there is a better solution, and that is, to sustain these trees in a controlled manner. Now that most of the island is developed, is it not about time we reassess the existing ordinance, using logic, and amend the law in some way so that the pines can be protected? Let’s do what we can to preserve what remains of that certain charmed, natural “old Florida” look along the shores while we still can. We do not want to be compared to other coastal shorelines that have already lost this look. Tom Churchill Longboat Key

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Kiwanis Foundation increases scholarship awards for 2014 Costs of attending college continue to increase, and the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key is working to help local students cope with rising expenses. At its April 10 weekly breakfast meeting, Kiwanis Club President Richard Crawford asked for a motion to increase the amount of total scholarships the club awards from $75,000 to $100,000. The club also plans to increase the $35,000 it gives out in grants for next year.  Last year, the Longboat Key Kiwanis Club Foundation awarded 15 academic scholarships of $2,000 each and 10 scholarships for technical students of $1,250 each. The Kiwanis Club Foundation has approximately $373,000 in its account for grant and scholarship purposes. Combined with the club’s checking account used to pay bills, the club has approximately $420,000 cash on hand, according to Kiwanis Club Treasurer Jim Larson.  Members agreed last year to never let the foundation’s account balance fall below $300,000. That decision was meant to help buffer the account, which is man-

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aged by an investment firm, during downturns in the economy.  Not all Kiwanis Club members were on board with the decision at last week’s meeting.  Kiwanis Club member Dr. Jim Whitman, a scholarship commit-

tee member for years, worries the increase is too much.  “This kind of increase in the endowment in one year concerns me,” said Whitman, who explained it has been a challenge for the scholarship committee to find qualified scholarship candidates in years past.  Crawford, though, said he isn’t worried about the increase. “It is a lot of money, and we have a lot of money,” Crawford said.  Crawford and Kiwanis Club Scholarship Chairwoman Susan Phillips noted that the $2,000 scholarships the club currently issues don’t keep up with the rising cost of tuition for Florida residents attending college with in-state tuition. The most recent pool of recipients were selected from a pool of 94 applicants. The club uses a grading system to determine which students receive scholarships and also requires an essay of approximately 300 words from applicants. “Some of these essays bring tears to your eyes,” said former scholarship chair Weldon Frost in November.

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APRIL 3 PIZZA PROBLEM 2:55 p.m. — 5400 block of GMD. Fraud. A man said his roommate used his credit card to have pizza delivers on two occasions last month and signed the receipt using his name.

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CIVIL DISCUSSION 4:30 p.m. — 500 block of Ranger Lane. Civil Disturbance. A man called police about a possible disturbance between the owner of his residence and his roommate. Police spoke to both the owner and the roommate and determined it was a civil matter.

APRIL 3 STOLEN TREASURES 1:49 p.m. — 4900 block of GMD. Lost/ Missing Property. At least nine pieces of jewelry have gone missing from a couple’s condo unit over the past couple of years. The man never reported the incidents until reading about the arrest of a condo employee for jewelry theft. The man said he suspected the employee of taking the jewelry but did not report the incidents because he did not have proof. He estimated between $15,000 to $20,000 worth of jewelry was stolen.

5:42 p.m. — 600 block of Cedars Court. Civil Disturbance. A man complained that construction workers have been working in his complex for a year and blocking his driveway. He said earlier that day, he asked construction workers to move their vehicle and they became argumentative and honked a truck’s horn repeatedly, which he believes was an attempt to harass him. Police told him to call the department if workers block his driveway but said their ability to enforce parking issues on private property is limited.

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IMMIGRATION WARRANT 2:47 p.m. — 400 block of GMD. Assist Other Agency. Police assisted immigration officials who were searching for a restaurant employee with a deportation warrant. The suspect was arrested without incident.

MISTAKEN IDENTITY 5:38 p.m. — 4300 block of GMD. Public Service. A resident became suspicious that a man and woman were trespassing on a condo property and called police. The man and woman said the resident thought they were parking to go to the beach, but they were actually visiting a condo resident.

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RACCOON RESCUE 11:52 a.m. — Linley Street. Animal. A woman called police after finding a sick raccoon. A wildlife agency representative told police that the animal probably had distemper and would be euthanized. The raccoon’s condition worsened throughout the day, and police euthanized the animal and buried it behind the station.

DEATH INVESTIGATION 1:03 p.m. — 5900 block of GMD. Rescue. A construction manager said he found a worker slumped over in a van and began CPR. Other workers said they last saw him alert and doing paperwork in the van. Firefighter/paramedics were unable

12:36 a.m. — Intersection of Gulf of Mexico Drive and Broadway. Domestic Disturbance. A man said his recently estranged wife came to the restaurant where he works and started making a scene. The woman came back to the area crying, saying she did not want to make a scene but that she wanted to talk to her husband and could not think of any other way to do so because he would not answer his phone. Police told her to stay away from her husband’s place of employment.

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Sarasota Open — continues through April 20, at the Longboat Key Club’s Tennis Gardens Stadium, 3100 Harbourside Drive. The main draw continues through April 18. Women’s and men’s singles finals, as well as the doubles finals, are held April 19 and April 20. Cost is $20 to $40 for the main draw; $50 to $100 for finals; and $150 for a general admission pass. Visit sarasotaopen.org.

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Rotary Club of Longboat Key — meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Longboat Key Hilton Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive. To learn more about this opportunity to found a branch of the service and networking organization, call Sydelle Pittas at 487-7328.

DON’T MISS Longboat Key Fine Art Festival What: Enjoy colorful and original works from local and national artisans at the Longboat Key Fine Art Festival. The event will feature a variety of paintings, sculptures, jewelry, pottery, textiles and more. Admission is free. Call 4878061 or visit paragonartevents.com. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20 Where: Longboat Key Club Tennis Gardens, 3100 Harbourside Drive

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Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key — meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Longboat Key Club’s Tavern & Whiskey Bar. New members are always welcome. Cost is $10 and includes a breakfast buffet. Call Donna at 388-2847. ‘Boosting Brain Health’ Luncheon — takes place from noon to 12:45 p.m. at Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Parkway. Learn about how brain health can enhance your quality of life. Bring your own lunch. Call 316-1999.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 20

Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival — takes place beginning at 2 p.m. Friday and throughout the day Saturday and Sunday, at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron,

1717 Ken Thompson Parkway. The event will feature a variety of restored, custom and vintage boats on display. Registration is free; anyone who wants to display their boat should call the squadron at 388-2355.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

Mar Vista Easter Egg Hunt  — takes place at 10 a.m. at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, 760 Broadway. Call 383-2391. Save Our Seabirds Wildlife Photo Exhibit Opening — takes place from noon to 3 p.m. at Save Our Seabirds, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway. American Vistas Photographic presents this wildlife photo exhibit. Call 388-3010.

Mote’s Sixth annual Party on the Pass — begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway. Celebrate for a cause at Mote’s sixth annual Party on the Pass, benefiting Mote Marine Laboratory’s hospitals for dolphins, whales and sea turtles. Food, wine and beer will be provided by the Sarasota-Manatee Originals. Tickets are $85 per person; $1,000 for a table of 10. Resort attire is recommended. RSVP to Jennifer Wagner at jwagner@mote. org or 388-4441, Ext. 324.

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Longboat Island Chapel Easter Egg Hunt  — takes place during the 10 a.m. service at Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Eggs will be hidden throughout the garden. Call 3836491. Moore’s ‘Come Stuff the Easter Box’ — takes place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant, 800 Broadway. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 1:30 p.m., and the egg hunt will begin at 2:30 p.m. Bring your own basket. Items donated to the Easter boxes will benefit Family Resources Inc. Call 383-1748

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Community celebrates Brickman’s creative spirit The Longboat Key Center for the Arts, a Division of Ringling College of Art and Design, held a reception in honor of Ed Brickman, a jewelry maker and teacher, April 9. Brickman’s work is on display in permanent collections at the Newark Museum, in Newark, N.J., and the Museum of Arts and Design, in New York City. He has taught at the Arts Center and currently teaches at Ringling College.

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Steve Kasden, Don Edger, Barbara Stamp and Herman Waldman

Longboat Harbour residents say cheese at pizza party On April 10, Longboat Harbour residents gathered for their annual pizza

party at the condominium’s private beach access on the Gulf. Around sun-

set, residents enjoyed a sweet treat from a visiting ice cream truck.

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by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

St. Mary’s Men’s Club says ‘giddy up’ to cowboy cookout The St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church Men’s Club celebrated its fourth annual cowboy cookout April 10, outside Father Edward Pick Parish Hall. Attendees enjoyed a dinner of strip steak and baked potatoes before participating in a horseshoe contest.

Photos by Kelsey Grau

Mary Lou Morris, Maggie Urban, Annette Hogan and Christine Winchester

Arline and Barry Napiecek

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+ Pharmacy brings dose of medicine to Publix

+ Golfer scores victory with less than a stroke

The in-store pharmacy of Longboat Key Publix opened Monday, approximately 16 months after the completion of the new store at 525 Bay Isles Parkway, in the Shoppes of Bay Isles. The 49,000-square-foot store opened in December 2012, but as part of the Lakelandbased chain’s agreement with CVS, which also has a new store in the Publix-owned shopping center, Publix agreed to hold off on opening the pharmacy during its first 16 months of operation. Pulix spokesman Brian West estimated the pharmacy area is approximately 300 square feet. “We’re very pleased to be able to bring our pharmacy services to our customers in the Longboat Key area,” West said. Pharmacy hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 383-4314.

The Longboat Key Masters Golf Tournament, which took place March 28 through March 31, at the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Islandside and Harbourside golf courses came down Preston to less than one stroke’s difference between first-place winner Kevin Preston and second-place winner Michael Russell, of Longboat Key. Preston won with a final score of 235, just under Russell’s score of 235.4.

+ McKitrick scores 193rd victory

Antoinette Brill with Dolores and Harold Engelke

Longboat Key resident Arlene McKitrick celebrated her 193rd golf championship victory April 10, on the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club’s King Dunes course. She is now working toward her goal of winning 200 championships. McKitrick reports that the victory came after a health scare in January. She was working out with a trainer twice a week and eating a healthy diet as she prepared for her tournament schedule. Suddenly, she found herself dropping weight and growing weaker. She found it difficult to swing a golf club and lost two tournaments. In March, doctors determined that McKitrick was experiencing a reaction to a medication. Since doctors took her off the drug, she reports that she is feeling great. “Life is a precious commodity,” McKitrick wrote. “Invest in it wisely. Do the things you love today because tomorrow is always a mystery.”

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St. Mary, Star of the Sea, CATHOLIC CHURCH

MOVING MEMORIAL by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

Tree at library honors friend and veteran Bob Craft

Mary Kay Callaghan, Alycia Craft, Mick Callaghan and Carol Edell

Welcomes You to Mass MASS SCHEDULE

4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 383-1255

Holy Thursday: Mass at 5:30 PM Good Friday: Stations at Noon/Service at 3 PM Saturday Easter Vigil: Mass at 8:15 PM Easter Sunday: 6:30 AM, 8 AM, 9:45 AM & 11:30 AM April Schedule: Saturday: 4 PM & 6 PM Sunday: 8 am, 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM M-F: 9 AM

Msgr. Gerard Finegan, Pastor

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The community gathered to honor the late Bob Craft with a tribute April 10, at the Longboat Library, to mark the one-year anniversary of his death. A bismarckia palm was planted in front of the library to go with a plaque dedicated to Craft. Larry Grossman donated his surplus campaign funds from last year’s election to the library and requested that some funds go toward honoring Craft. Craft’s widow, Alycia, chose to have a tree planted at the library.

Walter Long

who founded and sold several light-manufacturing firms. He settled his family first in Long Island, N.Y., and later moved them to Connecticut and, finally, to Longboat Key.  He was an active retiree and enjoyed bowling, the Moose Lodge and being involved in his church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Jeanne. Mr. Long is survived by sons, Timothy and Christopher; sister, Pat; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 13, at St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Walter Long, 90, of Longboat Key, died March 23. Born April 8, 1923, in the Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Long was raised on a dairy farm near Rhinebeck, N.Y. After graduating from high school, he Walter Long ventured to Panama and found work in the Canal Zone. Later, having had enough of the tropics, Mr. Long was on his way to Alaska when he met his wife, Jeanne. He didn’t get past New York City. Mr. Long was a successful businessman

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The Rev. David Danner, Rector

Maundy Thursday, April 17th Holy Communion – 5 p.m.

Good Friday, April 18th Solemn Liturgy – 12 noon

Easter Day, April 20th

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Easter Sunrise Service in Our Friendship Garden April 20, at 7:00 a.m. Bring your own lawn chair

The Rev. Dr. Vincent W. Carroll, Preacher Special Music Presentation

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398BobWhiteDrive.com Light and open 4BR/3BA waterfront home features southern views, recent updates and oversized pool deck. Sailboat water, newer dock and lift.

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2735GulfofMexicoDrive.com Pristine luxury awaits in this custom-built home situated on the powdery shores of the Gulf. Offering designer interior features and stunning lanai. $6,800,000 5861GulfofMexicoDrive.com Direct Gulf to bay estate parcel, offering a special site for your dream home, deep water boat house and bay guest house. $4,295,000

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LONGBOAT KEY ESTATES 629RountreeDrive.com Located on deep sailboat water with newer dock and seawall. This spacious 3BR/3BA home offers formal living and dining rooms. Deeded beach access. $1,795,000 GrandBay324.com Enjoy views of Sarasota’s bay, downtown and Harbourside Moorings Marina in this 3BR/3½BA Cayman in Building III. $949,000 GrandBay435.com Beautiful 3BR/3½BA Biscayne in Building IV, ready to move right into! Offering excellent views of the marina, Sarasota's bay and Harbourside golf course. Furnished. $849,000 GrandBay542.com 2BR/2BA, 4th floor, Bimini, custom details and views of the bay, golf course and downtown. Furnished. $649,000

PELICAN HARBOUR PelicanHarbourMH2.com Villa on the Beach! Rarely available 2BR beachfront Manor Home. Recent upgrades. Enjoy the beach in your backyard. $999,000

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602SouthOwlDrive.com New construction, 4BR/4½BA bay front home. More than 5,500 sf includes en-suite bedrooms, office, media room, kitchen/family room, huge garage and more. $4,999,000 650SouthOwlDrive.com Terrific waterfront value! 100 ft of water frontage, pool deck and dock. New roof in 2009. $1,149,000 339BobWhiteWay.com This light and open 4BR/3BA garden home is a great value. Lush landscaping, spacious layout with glass walls for plenty of natural light. Newer A/C and roof. $799,000

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BUTTONWOOD HARBOR FourWinslowPlace.com This 3BR/2BA bay home has an updated kitchen. French doors extend the living room to the wonderful deck with a heated pool. Includes a deep-water dock and lift. $999,000

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Three-bedroom La Firenza condo sells for $4.2 million. PAGES 10-11B

PICNIC IN THE PARK

WEATHER

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Sarasota Open serves up action this week at the Tennis Gardens. PAGE 4B

Sun makes a graceful exit over the Key. PAGE 16B

by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

Mary Miller, Susan Landau and Madelyn Spoll

Chuck Fuller, Judy Williams and Terri Noyes

Joan Partridge, Jennifer Shafer and Carol Peschel

Seeds of

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On April 8, the Lo ngboat Key Gard honored award en Club recipients and m its annual meetin embers at g and picnic at Jo an M. Durante Park — despite th throughout the da e April showers that poured y. This year’s schola rship recipients are third-year New College stud ents Abigail Oake s, a natural sciences major, an d Nicolas Scheffe r and Isabella Soutullo, who ar e both studying environmental sciences; and Er ika Smith, a third -year landscape architecture stud ent at the Univer sity of Florida. The Garden Club Donald and Stev also recognized Patricia Mace Garrod and Fr ank and Mary Pruloske with Be autification Awar ds and honored the Resort at Long boat Key Club fo r its Additionally, the club awarded gran support. ts to nine local organizations . (See box below. )

Paula Benshoff and Laney Poire

Susan Phillips, center, with scholarship recipients Abigail Oakes, Erika Smith, Isabella Soutullo and Nicolas Scheffer

Debbie Cohen and Jinny Johnson

Sarah Tate, Alice Blueglass, Gale Kelley and Kelli Veit

2014 Longboat Key Garden Club Grant recipients Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County Crowley Museum and Nature Center Emma E. Booker Elementary School Friends of DeSoto National Memorial Inc. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Inc.

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If you answer YES to one of these questions, now may be the best time for you to sell!

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Is your property non-FEMA compliant?

Is your property below base flood elevation?

Are You Concerned About:

Flood Insurance premiums?

Rising water levels?

Government’s uncertainty regarding flood insurance premiums?

Who is going to decide next how flood insurance rates will affect the value of your property?

The market for newer, FEMA compliant homes improves while your older home’s value declines?

Marvin Morse, Alan Bandler and Ira Singer

Beach erosion?

Democratic Club talks 2014 elections The Longboat Key Democratic Club met for its monthly luncheon April 8, at the Longboat Key Club’s Portofino Restaurant. University of South

Florida Professor Susan MacManus spoke about “What to Look Forward to in the 2014 Elections” after lunch and general club announcements.

Longboat Key Democratic Club President Murray Blueglass and Howard Veit

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Sarasota Open draws large crowds to Key

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GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN on Longboat Key at a fraction of the cost. Turnkey furnished, oversized living room, wood laminate floors, deeded beach access, marina, fishing pier, active friendly community. $129,900 Dia Wilson & Mary Moore #M5838013

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by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

Tennis talent took center stage when the seventh annual Sarasota Open began April 12, at the Longboat Key Club’s Tennis Gardens. This year’s tournament began with qualifying rounds April 12 and April 13. The main draw began April 14 and continues through April 18. Finals will be held April 19 and April 20.

Above: Volunteer Bill Breda and tournament director Tony Driscoll with volunteer Isabella Paspa

FAIRWAY BAY TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2.5BA, eat in kitchen, LR w/fireplace, 1 car gar.w/parking for 2 cars. Com. pool, tennis, exercise room and deeded beach access. $389,000 Margot Robinson #A3992563

CHARMING POOL HOME with 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceiling in great room, chef’s kitchen w/SS appl., wood burning fireplace, built-in bookcases & more! Walk to beach, bay, boat ramp & fishing pier. $594,500 Lissy LaFlamme #M5843715

2BR/2BA FABULOUS full Gulf front condominium. Great income rental potential. Updated, furnished turnkey and ready for immediate occupancy. $619,900 Dia Wilson & Mary Moore #M5842686

BEAUTIFUL DEEP WATER LOT in the secluded community of Hideaway Bay. Cul-de-sac peninsula style lot with deep sailboat water on 3 sides. Great location to build your dream home. $995,000 Kelly Belisle #M5836272

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SANCTUARY II #B205 - 3BR/2.5BA home with direct Gulf views. Offered furnished. $1,595,000

530 HARBOR POINT RD - Freshly manicured canal front lot in Bay Isles Harbor Section. $1,495,000

LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS #804S - Elevated 2BR/2BA end residence with open floorplan and panoramic views. $1,149,000 360 NORTH - 280 N. Shore Road #6 - Three levels of splendor amid the northernmost beach of Longboat Key. $849,000 LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS #802N - Stunning 8th fl, 2BR/2BA residence with Gulf to Bay views. $970,000 SANCTUARY IV #303 - 2BR+Den/2.5BA furnished home with partial Gulf views from large wrap around terrace. $890,000

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SEAGATE #14D - 2BR/2BA with direct, elevated Gulf views $749,000 from this 14th floor, finely detailed home.

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - 572 Ranger Lane, 2BR+Den/3BA canal front pool home with boat dock. $769,000

BEACHPLACE BLDG. 8-202 - Direct Gulf residence with awesome beach to water views. $712,500

2043 HARBOUR LINKS DRIVE - 3BR/2.5BA courtyard villa with 2-car garage and pleasant golf course views. $499,000

PRIVATEER #1002N - Beautifully renovated 10th floor 2BR/2BA Penthouse, furnished turn-key. Gulf to Bay views. $699,000

LONGBOAT KEY MOORINGS - The west coast’s largest marina has a 45’ slip just for you! $74,500

ISLANDER CLUB #22S - 2BR/2BA, furnished home with $525,000 pleasing Gulf views and one carport. SUNSET BEACH #1401 - Furnished 2BR/2BA, 4th floor home $499,000 with poolside and Gulf views.

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L’AMBIANCE GULFFRONT Rarely Available Royal Floor Plan. Stunning 3BD/4.5 BA has 12 ft. ceilings with luxury finishes and royal appointments. Floor to ceiling views of the Gulf from living area. Breakfast room provides Bay view over the golf course. For sale by original owner. Beautifully maintained! MLS A3992775

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Grand Bay I - Views Views Views Updated 9th floor Cayman plan residence with 3BR /3.5 BA, soaring 11’ ceilings, and new wood floors. Enjoy sunrises on Sarasota Bay AND glorious sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico! $1,575,000

On the Gulf - Longboat Key Gated estate on nearly 2 acres with 150’ of pristine beach front on the Gulf of Mexico, built in 2007. 7 BR/6.5 BA, elevator, 2-story library, separate attached guest wing, 4-car garage. $8,900,000

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Corey’s Landing - Beauty on the Bay Rarely available stand alone home with 3 bedrooms+ family room, 3.5 baths with 18’ ceilings directly on Sarasota Bay. Bring your boat to your new private boat dock. 2-car garage. $1,729,000

Promenade - Longboat Key Gulf Front Style, Sophistication, Simply a WOW on the Beach! Completely redone with sweeping Southwest views of the Gulf & Sarasota city skyline. Located on the 8th floor, 2BR/2BA & a 23’ terrace. $998,000

Grand Bay III - Incredible Views Never lived in custom-designed 2BR + office/3BA apartment on the 3rd floor with sparkling Bay and city views. 2 garage parking spaces included. $1,149,000

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The Centre Shops Spring Festival featured art, antiques, jewelry and many more unique items April 13, at the Centre Shops of Longboat Key. Proceeds benefited the Longboat Key Historical Society.

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The grand entry leads to a spacious living room with large Anderson hurricane windows with built-in entertainment center and the formal dining room is adorned with hand painted murals. The chefs dream dine-in kitchen offers granite throughout, custom cabinetry, Wolf gas range/Subzero refrigerator, and prep island. Enjoy outdoor living in the adjacent lanai (20 x 24) with a full kitchen and custom fireplace all over-looking the sparkling gulf waters. Each of the four bedrooms has its own full bath. A few of the many outstanding features include: elevated ceilings, wine room, powder room, crown molding, plantation shutters, elevator, central vacuum, security system including live feed video, 3 zoned heating and air conditioning systems, outdoor shower, and hurricane impact windows/doors.

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+ Lawson named as Australian Tourist Board representative

+ Dr. Pamela Letts announces retirement date next month

Steven Lawson was recently named as the representative of the Australian Tourist Board for the seventh year. Lawson co-owns St. Armands Travel, 415 St. Armands Circle, with his wife, Carol. He also sits on the New Zealand Tourist Board, Tahiti Tourist Board, Lawson Fiji Tourist Board and Cook Island Tourist Board.

Dr. Pamela Letts, owner of the Centre Shops Family Practice & Urgent Care, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, announced that she will retire May 5. Letts practiced at the former Bay Isles Medical Center beginning in 1996 and went on to open the Centre Shops Family Practice & Urgent Care in 2003. Letts After May 30, her patients can write her at 3888 Lyndhurst Court, Sarasota, FL 34235, to obtain their medical records or have their records transferred to a new health care provider.

+ Key Club hires new director of event management The Resort at Longboat Key Club has hired Jonathan Lester as its new director of event management. Lester previously worked as director of catering and convention services for nine years at the Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., he began his career in culinary arts at the Four Seasons Hotel and expanded his career to encompass all aspects of banquets, convention services and wedding planning.

Tervis Tumbler will open its 31st store May 20, at 319 John Ringling Blvd., St. Armands Circle. The Venice-based company produces drinkware with double-wall design that keeps beverages hotter or colder longer than cups and glasses without insulation technology.

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WATER CLUB - Direct Gulf front furnished 3BR 3,400sf condominium with 4 terraces and private garage. A3996039 $2,775,000.

CASEY KEY - Spectacular extensively remodeled gulf to bay residence on 1.25 acres. A3968932 $4,595,000

SANDERLING ON SIESTA - Rare over one acre 200’ gulf front estate in a private gated community. $5,650,000

OAKS BAYSIDE - Courtyard residence that has been beautifully remodeled and replumbed. A3986008 $699,000

BIRD KEY - Beautifully renovated 4BR canal front residence incl. the kitchen, bathrooms and flooring. A3989659 $1,750,000

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Canal front lot in this desirable south end LBK neighborhood. A3986400 $575,000

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440 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 Office 941.383.7591 | Mobile 941.928.3559 | SarasotasFinestProperties.com

$8,200,000 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $2,250,000 BAYFRONT POINT 4BR ESTATE 4BR custom home w/designer finishes. Deepwater One private acre+ separate guest house. Boat docks. dock w/lift.

GRAND MARINER BAYSIDE $1,600,000 - $2,400,000 Luxury 3,200 - 3,600 SF 3BR condos with boat docks.

DREAM ISLAND ROAD $1,623,000 4BR canal home on sailboat water w/dock & lift.

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ON LONGBOAT KEY Wide canal lot on Dream Island Rd. $875,000 Deep water canal in Sleepy Lagoon $600,000

SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT ESTATE $8,700,000 5BR 10,000 sq. ft. masterpiece. Views plus dock.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014

By Adam Hughes | Research Editor

La Firenza condominium sells for $4.2 million The following residential real estate transactions took place between March 31 and April 4. A condominium in La Firenza tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Christina and Michael Reeder, of Roswell, Ga., sold their Unit S-301 condominium at 4125 Gulf of Mexico Drive to August Troendle, trustee, of Cincinnati, for $4.2 million. Built in 2007, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 4,810 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $4,340,300 in 2007.

L’Ambiance at Longboat Key Club

The Players Club

Charles and Elaine Rosen, of Longboat Key, sold their Unit 207 condominium at 1485 Gulf of Mexico Drive to 4-IU LLC for $625,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, three baths and 1,569 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $220,000 in 1989.

Longboat Harbour Towers File photo

James Sullivan, trustee, of Longboat Key, sold the Unit A-301 condominium at 415 L’Ambiance Drive to Caryl Rutledge, trustee, of Ontario, Canada, for $2.4 million. Built in 1992, it has three bedrooms, three baths, two-half baths and 3,220 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,347,500 in 1996.

Bay Isles

Charles and Sandra Schneider sold their home at 3171 Bayou Sound to Francis and Patricia McGettigan, of Monroe, Conn., for $1,325,000. Built in 1988, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,384 square feet of living area.

Sleepy Lagoon

bedrooms, two baths and 1,510 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $590,000 in 2013.

Carol Clerkin, of Hiawassee, Ga., sold the home at 592 Juan Anasco Drive to Brigitte Burdick, of Excelsior, Minn., for $749,900.

Unit S-301 at La Firenza, 4125 Gulf of Mexico Drive, has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 4,810 square feet of living area. It sold for $4.2 million. Built in 1974, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,032 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $112,300 in 1978.

Fairway Bay

Robert and Esther Heller, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 301 condominium at 1906 Harbourside Drive to Herbert Sears and Ann Sears, trustees, of Exeter, N.H., for $712,000. Built in 1982, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,097 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $300,000 in 1983.

Sea Gate Club

John and Phyllis Smith, of Anchorage, Ky., sold their Unit 9-B condominium at 2425 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Mary Amorn, of Brentwood, Calif., for $662,000.

Built in 1973, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,470 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $380,000 in 1999.

Harbour Oaks II

H. Scott and Caryl Rutledge, of Ontario, Canada, sold their home at 2381 Harbour Oaks Drive to Klaus Tenter and Elizabeth Addison, of Ontario, Canada, for $649,000. Built in 1987, it has three bedrooms, two-and-ahalf baths and 2,245 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $305,000 in 1987.

The Beaches of Longboat Key South

William Zink Jr., trustee, sold the Unit 701 condominium at 775 Longboat Club Road to 701 Beaches of Longboat LLC for $635,000. Built in 1984, it has two

Francis and Patricia McGettigan, of Monroe, Conn., sold their Unit 702 condominium at 4401 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Ghassan Souri, of Novi, Mich., for $530,000. Built in 1972, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 961 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $435,000 in 2009.

The Privateer South

Gloria Alvarez-Morales, trustee, of Orlando, sold the Unit 403 condominium at 1000 Longboat Club Road to Kyle Thorne, of Longboat Key, for $480,000. Built in 1972, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,409 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $580,000 in 2004.

Corey’s Landing

James Blatt, of Longboat Key, sold his home at 3491 Byron Lane to Albert and Kimberly Lawrence, of Charleston, W.Va., for $470,000. Built in 1990, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 2,480 square feet of living area. It previously sold for

$382,000 in 1997.

Seaplace

Carl Permanian, of Mount Prospect, Ill., sold the Unit G5102-A condominium at 1965 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Lawrence and Kathi Goldman, of New York, for $397,000. Built in 1977, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,257 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $589,000 in 2005.

Spanish Main Yacht Club

Phillip and Judith Fierro, of Littleton, Colo., sold their Unit 132 condominium at 607 Spanish Drive S. to Laurie Beppler, of Longboat Key, for $320,000. Built in 1968, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,399 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $142,000 in 1999.

Longboat Harbour

Edward and Carol Meredith, trustees, of Taylor, Mich., sold the Unit 102 condominium at 4380 Exeter Drive to Ioannis Kalouris, of Canfield, Ohio, for $270,200. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 992 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $113,500 in 1992.

BIRD KEY

Jeffrey and Anne Mohl, trustees, of Sarasota, sold the home at 232 Bird Key Drive to Isamibian LLC for $2,637,500. Built in 1963, it has five bedrooms, five-anda-half baths, a pool and 6,052 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $3.5 million in 2006.

LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER

4765 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # B102 #A3974664 $2,825,000 Nell Leffel

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410 Meadow Lark Dr #A3989659 $1,750,000 Michael Moulton

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2300 Wason Rd #A3993244 $1,722,000 Marcia Salkin

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531 Yardarm Ln #A3980172 $1,599,000 Maureen Horn & Bill Weed

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-539-3384

6051 Gulf Of Mexico Dr #A3983113 $3,795,000 Ann Martin

6413 Gulf Of Mexico Dr #A3994801 $1,299,000 Bruce & Jenine Meyer

Longboat Key 941-383-5502 941-266-8303

3040 Grand Bay Blvd # 294 #A3995799 $1,195,000 Ian Addy Pa

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-961-8850

3481 Bayou Sound #A3981543 $999,000 Hannerle Moore

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-387-7300

435 Partridge Cir #A3995134 $999,000 Barbara Dumbaugh

Sarasota 941-388-4447 941-350-3743

575 Sanctuary Dr # 403 #A3993941 $949,000 Carol Cohen Pa

Longboat Key 941-388-4447 941-356-7717

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-356-3829

4583 Windsor Park #A3981469 $749,500 Sylvia Zimmerman

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FAMILIAR FACES. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. Showcase your property to over 6,500 affiliate branches in 52 countries. 2425 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 12 #A3995797 $747,000 Mel & Jan Goldsmith

1445 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 502 #A3989515 $975,000 Jenifer Schwell

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2105 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 3403 #A3992589 $699,000 Christina Landry

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1661 Catalonia Ln #A3992454 $695,000 Dede Curran

Sarasota 941-388-4447 941-928-3255

3070 Grand Bay Blvd # 641 #A3989376 $669,000 Carol Aviles

Longboat Key 941-388-4447 941-356-6777

1920 Harbourside Dr # 1004 #A3995452 $590,000 Julie Klick

Longboat Key 941-388-4447 941-780-6001

7122 Whitemarsh Cir #A3994411 $520,000 Sylvia Zimmerman

Lakewood Ranch 941-383-7591 941-350-5022

1611 Pine Bay Dr #A3992754 $489,000 Barbara Najmy

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448 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # A305 #A3965898 $440,000 Diana Kryszak

Longboat Key 941-388-4447 941-993-4078

4747 Carrington Cir #A3994391 $439,000 Marie Monsky

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1639 Floyd St #A3988501 $420,000 Diane Thomas

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BUILDING PERMITS These are the largest building permits issued by the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Department for the week of April 4 through April 10, in order of dollar amounts. (GMD = Gulf of Mexico Drive) Address 511 Harbor Point Road 603 Longboat Club Road 5655 GMD 2295 GMD 540 Harbor Gate Way 3575 Mistletoe Lane 549 Cutter Lane 585 Sanctuary Drive 2039 GMD 1005 Bogey Lane 3810 GMD 6677 GMD 604 Buttonwood Drive 6839 GMD 1050 Longboat Club Road 914 Spanish Drive S. 4500 GMD 561 Hornblower Lane 1540 Harbor Cay Lane 3810 GMD 433 Firehouse Court

Permit Alteration Alteration Alteration Alteration Re-roof Re-roof Alteration Shutters Alterations Pool Doors and windows Wall repair Roof Hurricane shutters Windows Windows Windows Pool safety barrier Seawall Bathroom alterations Certificate of occupancy

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440 Gulf of Mexico Drive • Longboat Key 941.961.8850 | 941.228.1985 Luxury Service n Strategic Marketing n Benchmark Results The Addy & Wittig team has garnered recognition as the top sales team company-wide with Michael Saunders & Company and top sales team on Longboat Key for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. As a consistent top producing Realtor® and Sarasota native, Gail has more than 33 years of local real estate experience. Ian brings a robust financial management background focused on valuation to complement his abilities as a skilled negotiator.

Applicant Amount Russell Ireland Jr. $450,000 David Namey $146,390 Claritas LLC $87,928 June Sturges $71,843 Harry Eisenberg, trustee $50,400 Gage McNally LLC $40,540 Silvana Nandin $33,580 David Holmes, co-trustee $20,150.56 David Campbell $20,000 Patrick Finnan $11,500

With the highest sale on Longboat Key in over two years, accomplished with only 51 days from listing to contract and the uncontested leader in sales at the luxurious Longboat Key Club & Resort, this team sets themselves apart from the competition. Focusing on exceptional service, which includes personally accompanying on each and every showing, this results driven team has distinguished themselves as among the very best in the profession.

Michelina Dearani, trustee $11,277 Elaine Kowansky $8,000 Joshua Band $6,963.88 John Ciko Jr. Kathleen Felicelli Joseph Mazzarese Cosmo Capobianco

$4,900 $4,881 $4,730 $4,000

James Orlando Clark Timothy

$3,250 $2,400

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Triple J Eldred Realty LLC

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749 Freeling Drive MLS #A3989373 $3,600,000

3040 Grand Bay Blvd #294 MLS# A3995799 $1,195,000

545 Sanctuary Drive #503 MLS# A3991776 $1,150,000

Sylvia Zimmerman

440 Gulf of Mexico Dr. • Longboat Key 941.350.5022 Sarasota 941-388-4447 941-320-4261

1930 Harbourside Dr # 124 #A3982406 $339,000 Saint Cacchiotti

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4540 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # Ph3 #A3992260 $325,000 Sharon Freeman

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844 Evergreen Way # 29 #A3988103 $320,000 Cathy Meldahl

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4700 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # D202 #A3986790 $285,000 Bobbi Banan

Longboat Key 941-388-4447 941-356-2659

Sylvia Zimmerman attributes her reputation as one of Southwest Florida’s most outstanding real estate agents to her extensive business background, as well as her intense focus on customer service. A longtime Sarasota-area resident, Sylvia builds enduring client relationships, possesses a profound facility for bringing buyers and sellers together and offers an intricate knowledge of the many unique communities that beckon newcomers to both Sarasota and Manatee counties. Drawn to Sarasota by its natural beauty, exciting culture and remarkable weather, Sylvia’s love for tennis and golf found the perfect fit. Having lived on the bay (Siesta Key), on the beach (Casey Key), on a canal (Bird Key) and in two golf course communities (Lakewood Ranch Country Club and Laurel Oaks Estates), she can personally identify with the variety of opportunities available on Florida’s Gulf Coast—a unique advantage she passes on to her clients. With her years of experience in real estate sales, no one knows the area better!

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3625 Square West Ln # 4 #A3993333 $379,900 Anna Kaminski

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1932 Harbourside Dr # 251 Longboat Key #A3967780 $3,500-$5,000/month, 60 day min Diann Thelen 941-552-4200

3320 Gulf Of Mexico Drive # 102C Longboat Key #A3970123 $2,000-$3,000/month, 30 day min Diann Thelen 941-552-4200

420 Golden Gate Point 300B MLS# A3985992 $2,695,000

571 Putting Green Lane MLS# A3984052 $1,995,000

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Don’t just stand there looking on, Your hands folded, palms upturned, Don’t just stand, put out the fire, Our poor shtetl burns, brothers, it burns! – From “Our Town Burns” by Mordecai Gebirtig (1877 to 1942). This song was written pre-war. Germans shot and killed the composer in 1942. tion of one of the 22 songs in the 80-minute cantata, “Voices of the Holocaust,” which the group will perform April 28, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The group consists of voices from Gloria Musicae, Sarasota Jewish Chorale, Church of the Palms choir, the Sarasota Choral Society, Sarasota Young Voices and the Booker High School choir. The instrumentation for the performance comes from The Chroma Quartet, in addition to four musicians from Sarasota Orchestra. It’s a diverse group of ages, races, religions and backgrounds. Concentration camp prisoners either sang or composed every piece featured in the cantata just before or during the Holocaust. The cantata will make its Florida debut April 28 and will be performed as a dance, vocal, instrumental and multimedia collaboration. Holt is the visionary behind this concert. He met the arranger of the cantata, Sheridan Seyfried, in 2004, when Seyfried, then in his early 20s, premiered the work. Since then, Holt has looked for

the right group, time and place to perform this piece — and not just because it’s a unique cantata that brings together various groups. Holt thinks it carries a powerful message that’s more than a reminder of the devastating mass genocide of 6 million Jews. To him, it’s about learning from the hatred, racial discrimination, intolerance and racial profiling that happened then and still occurs today. Holt has a story of his own from when he was 7 years old growing up in the ’60s in Atlanta. His Presbyterian-minister father organized a group of foreign-exchange students to come together to share their cultures through food, photos and discussion. The idea was that everyone is alike. The local KKK chapter was livid with his father’s non-embracement of white supremacy, and KKK members burned a cross in the Holts’ yard as a warning. “It struck me how people can hate each other so much,” Holt says. “I still struggle with it to this day.” He points to the ’90s when the

Hutu majority performed horrific acts on genocide on 800,000 mostly Tutsi minorities in Rwanda. He also mentions how in the next decade, the Janjaweed murdered more than 480,000 Darfuri in Western Sudan. He finds many people don’t want to remember. “It’s a little bit of a hard sell,” Holt says of the dramatic and sometimes dark composition. Holt explains that this music is made for every demographic to reflect on issues of discrimination. Contemporary hatred and discrimination are not always on a large scale. “There are some exalted and triumphant moments, but, by and large, it makes you think,” he says. With the 65th birthday of Israel and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act this year and Holocaust Remembrance Day being April 28 — the timing of this performance is perfect. “These elements that led to the Holocaust are still found today,” Holt says. “We need to have a bet-

ter way as human beings to address these issues and rid them from society.” Holt planned a dance and multimedia element for the performance that helps address this message. Two of the 22 songs will have multimedia slideshows that tie the events of the Holocaust to modern events to broaden the message’s scope. The biggest addition to the performance comes from choreographer Elizabeth Weil Bergmann, who choreographed a dance to accompany the music in its entirety. Although each dance expresses a separate idea, there’s a line that runs throughout the piece that allows the audience to connect to it from start to finish. “What she’s created enhances the music so much and elevates the work on a whole new level,” Holt says. Sarasota-based Weil Bergmann spent many years as a choreographer, teacher and professional performer everywhere from New York City, California, and Hawaii to Michigan. The dance group in “Voices of

“Voices of the Holocaust” When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28 Where: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail Cost: Tickets $25 to $70 Info: Call 953-3368 or visit vanwezel.org *Free composer talk at 4 p.m. April 25, at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune building, 1741 Main St. Call 953-7755 or visit gloriamusicae.org for more information. Holocaust,” hosted by SarasotaManatee Dance Alliance, includes 20 dancers. They’ve been working on her modern and moving choreography since November. The dancers consist of groups such as Fuzión Dance Artists, Moving Ethos and Sarasota Cuban Ballet School. She says the performance is not depressing, but beautiful, and she hopes to elevate the audience’s mood. “They aren’t just going out there and doing steps,” Weil Bergmann says. “I worked really hard for them to understand and give all of their movements meaning of what the piece is about.” She thinks it’s one of those rare works that will stick with the audience members. “You’re going to go on a journey with these people and songs, and you’ll come out of it in a different and better place,” she says. “I think it will fill you up as a human being.”

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FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Intermediate and Advanced Allegro Music Academy student recital Noon at Allegro Music Academy Free. Call 358-8511.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17

‘Lunch, Look and Listen’ featuring Deborah Berioli Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota 11 a.m. at Michael’s On East Tickets $45. Call 306-1202.

Chroma Quartet 8 p.m. at Glenridge Performing Arts Center. Tickets $15. Call 552-5325.

Ringling by the Bay — Vertigo 5 p.m. at The Ringling Tickets $10. Call 359-5700.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

‘Urinetown’ 7:30 p.m. at The Players Theatre Runs through April 27. Tickets $25 to $30. Call 365-2494. SCF Studio 84 Productions: ‘The Grove’ 8 p.m. at David S. & Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre Runs through Saturday. Tickets $12, students/employees $10. Call 752-5252.

New Music New College: Miranda Cuckson and Christopher Burns 8 p.m. at Mildred Sainer Pavilion Tickets $15. Call 487-4888.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

Soiree Series: ‘Leading Men and Their Music’ Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota 2 p.m. at Weisenborne/Fischer Residence Tickets $45. Call 914-306-1202.

MONDAY, APRIL 21

Monday Night Movie: ‘The Babe Ruth Story’ 7 p.m. at Historic Asolo Theater Tickets $7. Call 359-5700.

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WHERE WERE YOU BEFORE COMING TO SARASOTA? Vestal, N.Y. Photo by Slaven Vlasik

Lois Markle and Benjamin Williamson in “4000 miles.”

DESCRIBE “4000 MILES” IN A FEW SENTENCES: A widowed grand-

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Faculty Recital: Felicia Brunelle, violin; Alfred Gratta, cello with guest Cheryl Tschanz, piano SCF Music 8 p.m. at Neel Performing Arts Center Tickets $8, students/employees $4. Call 752-5252.

7:30 p.m. at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Call 953-3368.

TUESDAY, APRIL 22

Sensational social and singing and snacks Sarasota Opera Guild 9:45 a.m. at Sarasota Opera House Free. Call 549-1068. Shen Yun Show

ed arrival of her grandson. The two spirited souls clash and connect while finding a sense of discovery within each other’s lives. 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

Chamber music concert with Paul Wolfe and Friends The Sarasota Music Archive/ Friends of Selby Public Library 10:30 a.m. at Selby Public Library Free. Call 861-1168. Great Escapes Series: ‘A Wink and a Smile’ Sarasota Orchestra 7:30 p.m. at Holley Hall Tickets $29 to $49. Call 953-3434.

munication, so as far as the most important, that is hard to say. I hope that there are many that the generations of past, present, and future can relate to and learn about. 

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“Five Guys Named Moe” runs through April 19, at Venice Theatre “The Grapes of Wrath” runs through April 19, at Asolo Repertory Theatre FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s “Antigone” runs through April 27, at Asolo Repertory Theatre “Greater Tuna” Runs through April 27, at Manatee Performing Arts Center “Parallel Lives” runs through April 27, at Venice Theatre “Poems, Prayers and Promises” runs through April 27, at Florida Studio Theatre “Bubbling Brown Sugar” runs through May 11, at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Season VII: “Shared Ground” Runs through May 30, at Sarasota bayfront Embracing Our Differences runs through June 1, at Sarasota’s Bayfront Park “Tom Jones” runs through June 1, at Florida Studio Theatre “Too Darn Hot” Runs through June 7, at Florida Studio Theatre

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WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU APPRECIATE ABOUT THE “GREATEST GENERATION?” I know the “greatest generation” survived the Great Depression and then went to war. Those men and women are dignified, strong and brave. 

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SCF faculty trio honors female composers

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“Throughout baroque, classical and romantic periods there were women writing,” Felicia Brunelle says. “There were women prodigies.” child prodigies. Even Gwyneth Walker knew she wanted to compose at a young age. Each woman has an interesting story that the trio will share at the concert. Walker will be there in person. “It’s not because women were born talented all the sudden by some genetic weirdness,” Brunelle says. “They were always talented and it’s just being acknowledged. Who knows what we lost by not acknowledging this?”

IF YOU GO Brunelle and Gratta faculty recital When: 8 p.m. Monday, April 21 Where: Neel Performing Arts Center, building 11 East, 5840 26th St. W. Cost: Tickets $8 | Info: Call 752-5252

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For instance, she had never heard of Ana Bon, the earliest of the female composers. She’s a baroque composer who composed pieces as young as age 16, but then wasn’t written about again after she married. Historians don’t even know the date she died. Or Amy Beach, who was self-taught and was composing waltzes at age 5. Beach gave up composing when she married, but when her husband died she returned to music. Most of the women in the concert were

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It didn’t matter if the trio paired the piece with Beethoven, Brahms or Mendelssohn — people complimented composer Gwyneth Walker’s piece “A Vision of Hills” the most. Violinist Felicia Brunelle, cellist Alfred Gratta and guest pianist Cheryl Tschanz have been playing together as a trio for four years, and they’ve played that song a lot. But, Brunelle thought enough time had passed that it was time to pull it back out for the April 21 State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota faculty recital, which will highlight the work of women composers. Brunelle is the link that brought the concert together. She’s been a violin teacher at the college for more than a decade. Plus, she’s also a member of Sarasota Orchestra and concertmaster for Sarasota Pops Orchestra. Interestingly enough, she’s also a licensed acupuncturist. She and Gratta have known each other since before they became faculty members at SCF. They met in the Missouri Symphony (a six-week summer festival orchestra) where Brunelle is still the concertmaster. Brunelle met guest pianist Tschanz when they both studied music at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Tschanz was always Brunelle’s favorite person to accompany. When Tschanz moved to Orlando, Brunelle decided they needed to work together. A poster on Tschanz’s office wall helped inspire the concert. It names women composers through the centuries. In the 1600s, there are only a few names. Each century, the number of names grows by paragraphs. Brunelle calls it a picture of women’s rights — they didn’t start being recognized for their talents until much later than male composers. This concert will honor and celebrate female composers from as early as 1756. Brunelle learned a lot of interesting facts while putting the concert’s repertoire together.


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// ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT: SPOTLIGHT

by Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor

Jason Ellis and Sarah Cassidy take a trip to ‘Urinetown’ Jason Ellis and Sarah Cassidy are familiar faces on the community theater stages in Sarasota. Most recently, they’ve been cast as leading lovers in The Players’ “Urinetown.” They sat down with us to discuss the satirical musical. The following are edited excerpts of the conversation.

IF YOU GO ‘Urinetown’ When: Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17 and runs through April 27 (with a possible extension). Where: The Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail

Give us the plot of “Urinetown.” Cassidy: The musical takes place in a fictitious town where there is a water shortage that has lasted 20 years. It has come to the point where everyone has to pay to pee. A huge corporation that owns the toilets sets the fee for peeing, so the poor people have to use the bad amenities. Ellis: I play Bobby Strong, and his father, Old Man Strong, is poor and can’t afford to pee. He decides to stand up to society and pees out in the middle of the street. So, he gets sent off to Urinetown. It’s “Les Miserables” with pee, basically — a lot of pee. So what is Urinetown? Ellis: Different people have different opinions. Cassidy: It’s a mystery, sort of. Most people believe it’s a bad place, but it’s not really confirmed. We just know you don’t see them when they go to Urinetown. And it’s a satire? Ellis: I think this is part of the humor of this show. Most Broadway musicals have a liberal message, but if you see this show to the end, it’s actually kind of a conservative message, and that’s the

Cost: Tickets $12 children, $25 to $30 for adults Info: Call 365-2494 or visit theplayers.org. way. Ellis: As hysterical as the show is and makes it seem like things are very big and on grander scales, it’s not just this big joke. Under the surface, there’s meat to it.

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Jason Ellis describes his character Bobby Strong as earnest, a leader and sexy. Sarah Cassidy describes her character Hope Cladwell as hopeful, kindhearted and an idealist. joke. Cassidy: It actually makes fun of both the sides … the joke is really on the joke. Ellis: It’s the classic struggle of the rich vs. poor and the rich having too much and getting the only benefits and the poor barely able to live their lives. What’s your favorite line or lyric in the production? Ellis: There are some gems in

this one. It’s a very quotable show … “Freedom is scary. It’s a blast of cool wind that burns your face to wake you up.” Cassidy: “But Daddy, bunnies don’t drive cars.” In context, it’s funny. I also like Jason’s line, “A day, this day — where the people pee for free because the people are free.” You were also the leading lovers in “How To Succeed in Business

Without Even Trying” at Venice Theatre last season — what has round two been like? Ellis: It’s comfortable. I don’t feel like we have to build anything since we’ve already done it before … Before we played (generic musical theater) love interests, and "Urinetown” pokes fun at that. We get to make fun of ourselves. Cassidy: It pokes fun at musical theater, but it’s edgier — we get to know each other in a different

So what’s your favorite part about working with each other? Ellis: Sarah is a professional. Everything about the way she works is professional. You’re only as good as your scene partner. She is always at an extremely high level and does everything with such ease that it makes it more comfortable. Cassidy: I was really excited he got the role of Bobby. That’s the first thing I asked when I got called … I think Jason commits 100%, so even sometimes when he says he doesn’t know what he’s doing or doesn’t know the ins and outs of a moment or scene, he’ll jump in with two feet and give it all the energy he has — I admire that passion.

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MUSIC // La Musica La Musica, one of Sarasota’s international chamber music festivals, returned for performances at the Opera House this past week with programs that looked much better on paper than they turned out to be in reality. One of the several problems with this festival in recent years has been its stagnant programming. In an attempt to update its concerts, this year’s offerings included slightly more modern composers such as Walton, Bridge, Popper and Bartok. But this modest attempt at revitalizing the repertoire made barely a dent in the overall atmosphere of La Musica, with one exception: a world premiere of a commissioned piece by Vijay Iyer called “Bruits.” Well known for his work in jazz and electronic music, Iyer is both a McArthur Genius Fellowship winner, and recipient of the Greenfield Prize from the Hermitage Artist Retreat and Philadelphia’s Greenfield Foundation. According to the dictionary, “A bruit is an audible vascular sound associated with turbulent blood flow.” There was much more than blood flowing in Iyer’s work. Played the evening of April 10 by the eminent Imani Winds with pianist Cory Smythe, it seemed Francis Poulenc had run headlong into John Adams. Filled with interesting sounds that, at times, turned the winds into a percussion section, Iyer had the musicians beating, thrashing, fluttering, thumping, palpating, pulsating, drumming, pounding and thudding their instruments while the piano hammered scales and undulated intervals. But “Bruits” isn’t just about noises and sounds. It’s also about the controversial

“Stand your ground” and “Shoot first” laws in Florida and, to make his point, Iyer had the members of the Imani chant the text of the laws as part of the music. It wasn’t exactly Sprechstimme because the musicians didn’t speak on any discernable pitches. And, because their voices weren’t amplified, it was often difficult to understand what they were saying. But they got their point across, making this a sometimes powerful piece. That’s not to say “Bruits” is particularly new in its concept. Somewhat reminiscent of the experimental music that was being composed in the 1970s, “Bruits” is more interesting in theory than emotional impact. One of the problems with this type of writing is that you need to read the program notes before you can fully understand what the composer is trying to say, and that bothers me. I want music to speak to me, move me and be accessible to my gut without an explanation. Still, it was refreshing to hear something different at La Musica. The program opened with a clean, nicely shaped performance of Boccherini’s well-known E Major Quintet with violinists Federico Agostini and Laura Zarina, violist Rebecca Albers and cellists Julie Albers and Dmitri Atapine. This is pure parlor music and its famous Minuet, which has been heard in everything from TV commercials and movies to radio “bumpers,” separating the news from the weather forecast, is charming but blithely predictable. The evening concluded with Schubert’s beloved “Trout” Quintet in a perfunctory reading by pianist Derek Han, violinist Massimo Quarta, violist Bruno Giuranna, cellist Antonio Meneses, and bassist Scott Faulkner that was fraught with a seeming lack of consensus among the players about pitch and overall concept. This was not a “Trout” we’d want to catch. — June LeBell

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“Antigone” runs through April 27, at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Call 351-8000 or visit asolorep.org/conservatory for more information. straight out of Kafka. Working-class stiffs, not figures of terror. Like the king, they’re just doing a job and not putting their hearts in it. Antigone’s nurse (Allie Henkel) does get involved — and gets her heart broken. The one-woman Chorus (Olivia Williamson) offers running commentary. Her news is consistently bad. Melodrama offers happy endings (or teases you with the possibility). Tragedy is scrubbed clean of hope. Visionary director Andrei Malaev-Babel is perfect for this visionary material. Without a vision, the actors perish. He has it — as the strong performances from the conservatory student actors prove. The director sees into the play’s heart, gets the actors to see, and gets it all on stage. At its heart, this play is poetry. On the surface, it’s an argument play. Rational, old Creon speaks for the social order — a fluffy omelet requiring occasional broken eggs. Passionate, young Antigone speaks for justice, though the heavens fall. It’s all stoutly reasoned and nicely said. But analyzing their arguments is like exploring the legal theory of the trial in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Poetry is the stuff of dreams. Or nightmare. Here, it’s the nightmarish, eternal dance of holy heretic and earthly lawgiver (which Anouilh returned to in “Becket”). Antigone insists on being a sacrifice. Creon obliges her. The dance ends as it must. Why? Don’t ask me. Or Jean Anouilh, for that matter. Sophocles gave you catharsis. Big answers to life’s hard questions. Anouilh leaves you with questions. Poets are like that. — Marty Fugate

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Jean Anouilh’s “Antigone” is a visionary play about power and freedom. That nice phrase probably conjures up a mental image. Forget it. Like any truly visionary play, it overturns conventional notions. You can see what I’m talking about at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s current production. Anouilh’s source material is, of course, the Greek tragedy. Sophocles’ original is as free of ambiguity as a cloudless, noon-day Greek sky. After a civil war, King Creon refuses to bury Antigone’s brother, Polynices—and threatens death to anyone who tries. Without proper burial, Polynices’ soul will not find rest. Antigone (Creon’s niece) rights this violation of divine law by breaking human law. She buries her brother’s body and pays with her life. It’s just that simple. But Anouilh’s 1944 update is anything but. The playwright keeps the plot, but gives the characters inner lives. That changes everything. Antigone (Andrea Adnoff) is, by turns, a mad prophetess, wounded animal and punk princess. She gets all the best speeches. Antigone’s words of fire dazzle — in a fiery performance by Adnoff. The play loads the dice and gets you on her side. Then you slowly question Antigone’s righteous road to doom. Subversively, Anouilh makes you doubt her blind faith. And yours. To King Creon (Brian Owen), being a king isn’t an adventure, it’s a job. He takes the wheel of the ship of state after a bloody civil war. Like a good tradesman, he gets the job done. If that means letting vultures and dogs feed on Polynices’ body, that’s all in a day’s work. The bloody-minded Thebans need a cautionary example. Creon’s set up to be the bad guy. In a nuanced performance, Owen makes you like him, whether you like it or not. Inevitably, Antigone flouts her uncle’s law. The rest of the family becomes collateral damage. Creon’s son, Haemon (Paul Herbig), is also Antigone’s true love, though it doesn’t stop her defiant act. Antigone’s sister, Ismene (Gracie Lee Brown), agrees with Antigone on principle, but agrees with survival more. Through it all, Creon’s wife, Eurydice (Ally Farzetta) weaves a scarf, as silent and inexorable as fate. Everyone in this family is fated to die. Or wish they had. The palace guards (Michael Frishman, Jory Murphy and Matthew R. Olsen) are

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OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING: THE MASTERS These Sarasota backyards bring the green to you with party spots on par with the Masters. The Masters is known as one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world. The flowers, the trees, the perfectly manicured grass, the pimento-cheese sandwiches, the absence of posts on social networks for four days (no cell phones or cameras allowed), the exclusivity … it’s an event in its own league.

As the event passed us by last weekend, it provided ample inspiration for elegant viewing parties. When it comes to throwing the perfect party for viewing an event such as the Masters, outdoors is the way to go (as long as there’s a TV or projection screen for viewing). If you can’t be on the grounds of Augusta National, you might

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Dick and Lee Ann Webb’s property in Gator Creek is the ideal spot for a social gathering — large enough for catering crews, multiple tables, seating areas and a fire pit. All that’s needed for the perfect watch party is a projection screen for viewing the event.

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aster brunch has become so popular, it has expanded to an Easter weekend brunch at several restaurants. Want to celebrate Sunday at home? Great. Go to either Libby’s or Louies Modern for an a la carte brunch on Easter Saturday. Or, take advantage of dining out on the holiday with Libby’s special holiday buffet. You could never have a groaning board like its at home. Prime rib, omelets, yogurts, boatloads of fruit, bacon, sausage, gravy, pancakes, waffles, fried chicken, hash browns, salads, pastas, deviled eggs, quiche … I’m getting too full to type and I haven’t even mentioned the desserts. Meanwhile, The Francis is going to be open to the public for a special Easter Brunch with seatings available by reservation. As you know, The Francis is adjacent to Louies Modern but is usually open only for special events: parties, receptions, weddings, meetings and other affairs for large groups. This is a great chance to see and sample The Francis and make Easter your special occasion. It’s going to present a variety of stations featuring salads (from artichokes and couscous to pasta and sweet potatoes), seafood (oysters, shrimp, ceviche, crab and salmon), carved meats (rib roast, baked ham, leg of lamb), pancakes and waffles (fruit pancakes and pecan wild rice waffles), eggs (benedicts, omelets, scrambled) and desserts (OMG!). The Table Creekside combines one of the best brunch opportunities in town with a view you won’t want to leave. Sit inside and be surrounded by glass walls looking over the water. Outside, you’re on a dock hanging over the creek with envious pelicans and duck families celebrating their own harvest from the water. From delicate trios of seafood to caviar amuse bouche, The Table always manages to come up with something different, delicate and delicious. I’m particularly fond of the swoop of the bar as you walk in. Love the colors and the lightness of it all.

Mattison’s on the Bay is the restaurant in the Van Wezel. Offering spectacular views, sunsets to write home about and a buffet you can always count on to get you through the performance, this is the most logical, most convenient and best deal you can find for a pre-concert dinner. (You can even get a parking space up close and within steps of the front doors.) We enjoy a drink before dinner and the wait staff is always eager to accommodate our orders. For an 8 p.m. curtain, we usually make a 6 p.m. dinner reservation so we may have a drink and sample the great variety of cheeses, veggies and salads before we start our dinner. The buffet’s main table always includes one of the most tender cuts of beef we’ve had. We like ours rare, but the ends are seared medium-well for all tastes. There’s also always a chicken, fish and pasta dish with lots of vegetables and sides. Going downtown to FST or the Gompertz for an evening of theater? Make a reservation for dinner in The Green Room. The simple pub setting offers great drinks and a menu of well-prepared salads, sandwiches and heartier dishes in a calm, unrushed atmosphere that reminds me a little of a quiet version of Sardi’s in New York. Photos and posters set the scene for the scenes you’ll see inside the theaters. Woodpaneled windows look out onto a porch that’s straight out of the Berkshires. It’s a simple, straightforward, fun way to go to theater downtown without the hassle of parking twice and rushing to your seat.


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Dressed in “feathered finery,” guests gathered Saturday, April 5 for the 33rd annual Orchid Ball, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.  The theme, “Birds in Paradise,” reflected the scenery of the Children’s Rainforest Garden, the banyan tree and waterfall, providing a serene atmosphere for the event. Didgeridoo artists played music throughout the reception, pulling in the theme. “We were so thrilled to be the chairs of Orchid Ball again this year,” says Mindy Rollins, who chaired the event with her hus-

band, Wayne. “We were not sure we could top the camels from last year, but the beauty of Selby Gardens stands alone to entice people.” Following the cocktail reception, guests made their way into the tent, which was lusciously decorated with tropical plants, trees and birds, for the dinner and live auction. Guests then danced the night away to the sounds of “A Private Affair.” More than 250 guests attended the event, which benefited Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

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his Asolo Rep benefit is one of the truly fun events of the season. This is the fourth year of the event, set for May 4, and it has a new location, the Van Wezel foyer, a new sponsor, Mattison’s, and a new chili competition. The quartet of Beverly Bartner, Judi Gallagher, Molly Schechter and Margaret Wise has chaired this event since its inception. Their philosophy is, “If it ain’t broke, improve it,” and they are promising lots of new excitement for 2014. Twenty-seven brave male souls will prepare their specialties. Many of them gathered March 27 at

Mattison’s 41 for a kickoff party, including new chefs J. Scott Atkins, Dean Eisner, Ed Machado, Paul Mattison, Ron Pantello, Brian Ries, Tom Stanley and Dr. Richard Van Buskirk, along with returning participants Jerry Feinstein, Paul Gallagher, Scott George, Darrel Huntley, Terry McKee, Michael Pleas, Gary Sweetman and Jon Thaxton. Tickets to the fabulous feast are $150; “Master Chef” tables of 10, closest to the food, are $2,000. For more information, contact Laura Wood 351-9010, Ext. 4702.

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lthough dealing with a tough subject matter, the Child Protection Center’s “Blue Ties and Butterflies” April 9 event was an uplifting evening to help fight and prevent child abuse. Starting with the Southside Elementary band rocking at the entrance to the beautiful hues of blue and butterfly prints — Graci McGillicuddy showed off a butterfly purse and Aimee Cogan donned a butterfly print skirt — the evening was an all around success. While displaying the John Hardy ring, up for live auction, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Sally Schule also threw in her own dragonfly brooch to be included after so many compliments. And, Michael Klauber auctioneered so energetically that

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Romance is in the air … Gal-about-town Mollie Nelson just changed her Facebook status to “in a relationship.” Presumably with handsome Bradentonian Mack Harper, who made the same change on his page. And the grapevine is buzzing that long-time loving couple Deb Knowles and Larry Kabinoff will tie the knot in June … His-and-hers rehab … World War II veteran and retired DuPont executive Bill Hirons who celebrated his 92nd birthday March 28 is fresh out of the hospital and heading to a rehab facility for a fractured hip. He can count on sympathy from his wife, Marjorie North, who continues her outpatient physical therapy following shoulder surgery … So who’s counting? … Certainly not the friends of Nancy Blackburn, though they will gather this week to celebrate an unspecified “big birthday” at a luncheon hosted by BJ Creighton, Mollie Nelson and Margaret Wise. Ditto for the friends of Jytte Mandle, who has already started multiple celebrations for her April 15th biggie with hosts including buddies Vivian Kouvant, George Allison and Allan Watkins and hubby Mort Mandle … Resquiescat in pace … Sarasota has lost two, longtime grandes dames of the Sarasota Opera with the recent deaths of Deane Allyn and Helen Rogers. Their contributions as fundraiser and fund donor, respectively, have mightily enriched our community.

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