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Town counts on unit controversy The assistant town attorney warns that some Islandside property owners may contest the assignment of units to other owners.

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Just how many units are left in Harbourside and Islandside that can be built? It has been a topic of discussion on Longboat Key since Loeb Partners Realty submitted a renovationand-expansion project for the Longboat Key Club in 2009, which was never built.

Ocean Properties Ltd., the new owner of the Longboat Key Club, is waiting to submit a new project while the town reworks and rewrites its zoning codes and Outline Development Plan process. In the meantime, Assistant Town Attorney Kelly Fernandez submitted a memo

April 10 to clarify the issue of available units that can be built in the town’s planned unit developments (PUDs). Fernandez outlined past reports that gave various accounts and determinations of the number of available

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U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Benjamin Grodi, son-in-law of Longboat Key residents Nelson and Laurin Goldner, was recently honored with the Meritorious Service Medal. “As a marine, you’re proud of your accomplishments, but you know other people helped you as well,” said Grodi. “It’s not something you did on your own. Ultimately, this medal signifies what we did as a mission.” Grodi has served eight tours, with the two most recent in Afghanistan. He received the medal for helping Afghans set up a justice system.

Here are the week’s donation totals for All Faiths Food Bank’s Campaign Against Summer Hunger. To donate, visit allfaithsfoodbank.org or SkipALunch.org. Drop off non-per­ishable food items at Goodwills and fire stations in Sarasota County.

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The town’s legal counsel made the following determination about available units in the Harbourside and Islandside planned unit developments (PUDs). Harbourside Islandside

PUD Assigned Units Units Built 1,407 892 1,267 1,251

Maximum Allowable Units 1,588 2,350

CAR CONGESTION by Robin Hartill | News Editor

Villagers jam Town Hall for parking discussion Longbeach Village residents say they often cannot park in front of their homes and worry about emergency vehicle access.

CAMPAIGN AGAINST SUMMER HUNGER

POUNDS OF FOOD COLLECTED: 80,000 GOAL: 600,000 POUNDS

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Lauren-Taylor Nock, 5, dons bunny ears for Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s 26th annual Easter egg hunt April 19. Children were split into two age groups to look for the colorful eggs, each containing a treat or surprise. For more Easter photos, see pages 2B through 7B.

Between Jan. 1 and April 21, half — or 14 — of parking citations Longboat Key police wrote town-wide were for violations in the Longbeach Village. Village residents, fed up with parking congestion in their neighborhood, jammed into the Longboat Key Town Commission’s regular workshop Monday to express their concerns to commissioners and town staff. Commissioner Pat Zunz, whose District 5 includes the Village, asked that the commission place a discussion of parking in the north-end neighborhood on the agenda. Village residents submitted a list of parking problems, along with possible solutions, to the town in a March 19 memo. The problems they listed include: • Roads are too narrow for emergency vehicles when cars are parked on both sides of the road; • Residents are unable to navigate turns into and out of driveways, alleys and intersections when cars are parked on both sides of the roads; • Drivers cannot pass when cars are parked on both sides of the road; • Parking signs are difficult to see; • Residents cannot park in front of their homes due to demand for parking spaces dur-

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UNITS / FROM PAGE 1A units left in both Islandside and Harbourside. In her memo, Fernandez wrote that based on years’ worth of past documents and research, she believes Harbourside currently has 892 units assigned to it under the ODP process, but could contain a maximum of 1,588 units without exceeding the density limits of the Comprehensive Plan and without getting approval from the town’s voters via a referendum. The estimate comes from a formula that multiplies a 5.05-units-per-acre ratio by 314.59 acres in Harbourside. Islandside, Fernandez states, has 1,267 units assigned to it under the ODP process, but could contain a maximum of 2,350 units without exceeding the density limits of the Comprehensive Plan and without getting a referendum (see box, page 1A). That calculation is achieved through a 3.26-units-per-acre ratio multiplied by the 720.90 acres in Islandside. The property owner, though, can ask for additional density beyond what’s assigned to Islandside and Harbourside, but additional units are not guaranteed. Ocean Properties Vice President Mark Walsh made it clear in recent Planning and Zoning Board and ODP public workshop hearings that a future project will be compatible with the neighborhood. Walsh said he needs clarification about what he can build before submitting a project. “We would like to add something to the club that the town and neighbors can support,” Walsh said April 15 at a planning hearing. “We can’t build something unless we have clear direction and know what the town and neighbors expect.” At the planning board meeting, Ocean Properties consultants presented proposed ODP language 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

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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.” Ocean Properties officials have also made it clear they don’t plan to maximize every unit available in Islandside for a future project and they don’t intend to ask for more units than are allowed. Sarasota attorney John Patterson, who is representing Ocean Properties, also told the planning board April 15 that Ocean Properties has no plans to build units on the Islandside golf course. Islandside residents and town officials have worried about the possibility of applicants wanting to build on that open space. If the planning board and commission agree to ODP and comp plan language in the coming months that doesn’t allow an applicant to exceed the overall density without a request, Fernandez said “the town garners more control over whether and where to approve additional units.” Units currently viewed as unassigned, Fernandez said, can’t be viewed as being taken away from any property owner. Fernandez said former town attorney Dave Persson stated in a 2002 letter to the Town Commission there is no “floating density” among the units, meaning they can’t be transferred from Islandside to Harbourside or vice versa. While the planning board reached a majority consensus April 15, stating it believes unused residential and tourism units in planned development such as Islandside stay with the land and not former owners of the land, Fernandez explained in her memo that the possibility exists that ownership issues might still arise. “Some property owners may contest the assignment of units to other property owners, believing those rights may belong partially to them,” Fernandez wrote.

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by Robin Hartill | News Editor

ROMANCING ROYALTIES Sue-Ellen Welfonder sticks to sensual Scottish romances even as e-books and ‘50 Shades of Grey’ add kinks to the romance-novel publishing industry.

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Sue-Ellen Welfonder’s newest novel, “To Love a Highlander,” will be released April 29, by Time Warner’s Grand Central Publishing. love,” she said. “If you’re not passionate about what you’re writing, it’s just ink on the page.” Welfonder was passionate about writing long before she considered becoming a published author. As a flight attendant for 23 years who first worked for the now-defunct Braniff International Airways and later for Lufthansa German Airlines, she kept extensive travel journals and wrote letters to friends describing her adventures abroad. She also loved researching her Scottish heritage and medieval history. Her friend, the late author Becky Lee Weyrich, who was the queen of timetravel romance novels in the 1980s, told Welfonder that she always felt like she was in the exotic locales with her when she read the letters. She encouraged

Welfonder to try getting published. Welfonder admits she got lucky when she landed an agent within a couple of weeks and a deal with Time Warner’s Grand Central Publishing. But today, Welfonder considers herself a hybrid author, rather than a traditional one. She has a contract for a new five-book series but is also pursuing self-publishing and indie publishing projects. Some authors — who Welfonder describes as “smarter than me” — saw the potential for e-books back when large publishers were skeptical that they could be successful. Those authors persuaded publishers to give them rights to their backlist, or out-of-print titles, so they could self-publish them online and reap profits. Welfonder only sought rights to her

I firmly believe in writing only what I love. If you’re not passionate about what you’re writing, it’s just ink on the page. — Author Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Time Warner’s Grand Central Publishing will release Sue-Ellen Welfonder’s latest Scottish medieval romance novel, “To Love a Highlander,” April 29. The title is her 25th published title and the first in her new five-book series, “Scandalous Scots,” that will continue with the release of “To Desire a Highlander” later this year. backlist titles after e-books became a success. She finally persuaded Penguin to give her rights to the first novel she wrote under the pen name Allie Mackay, “Highlander in Her Dreams” and released it on Amazon for $3.99 in December. She has also published novellas that were published in previous anthologies for 99 cents. Although self-publishing requires authors to handle formatting and cover art, it can be profitable. Welfonder receives an 8% royalty from traditional publishers on a novel that sells for $7.99 each in paperback or as an e-book — or 64 cents per novel. With her novels averaging approximately 60,000 in sales, that amounts to just more than $35,000 per title that she receives over the course of the year or two in which a book is in circulation. Amazon, by contrast, allows the author to set a price and keep 70% of sales revenue, with the behemoth bookseller keeping the remaining 30%. She currently sells approximately 1,000 selfpublished e-books monthly. She has also self-published a series of novellas through Amazon. Another Amazon advantage: It pays royalties monthly, instead of twice a year, which is what traditional publishers offer. Welfonder never takes her success for granted. She lost a contract with Penguin two years ago for her Allie Mackay series after missing several deadlines while she struggled to write in the middle of nonstop construction in her community. Her long-time publisher, Time Warner’s Grand Central Publishing, was more forgiving and did not drop her. “Writing is not a stable living,” she said. “You never know if a book is going to resonate with readers, and you never know how reviewers will respond.” One thing she never worries about, however, is running out of story ideas. “I have more story ideas in my head than I could ever write in my lifetime,” Welfonder said.

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Expect hot Highland heroes, strong heroines and a vivid sense of place in a Sue-Ellen Welfonder novel. The Highland heroes have beards, a Scottish burr and kilts. The leading ladies are strong because Welfonder can’t stand a crybaby heroine. And the sense of place is key because for her readers, her Scottish medieval romance novels are a way to escape from everyday life. “When they read my books, they feel like they’re there,” Welfonder said. “They feel transported into medieval Scotland.” Welfonder, a Longboat Key resident, has sold more than 1 million copies of 24 books that have been released since her first novel, “Devil in a Kilt,” hit shelves in 2001. (Her 25th novel, “To Love a Highlander,” will be released April 29; see sidebar). She remains faithful to hot Highland heroes and strong heroines and a style of writing that she describes as “sensual but not kinky” — despite two factors that she says have transformed the traditional romance-novel industry in the past few years: e-books and the blockbuster success of E.L. James’ 2012 erotic “50 Shades of Grey” trilogy. The e-book factor penetrates all book genres. Traditionally, writers had to find an agent to be published, but e-publishers, particularly Amazon, opened the floodgates to aspiring authors. “Everyone who ever thought of writing a book did,” Welfonder said. “It was no longer necessary to have an agent. You could do it yourself.” Readers have more choices available at lower prices than ever, which presents a challenge to traditional writers. The “50 Shades” factor made the romance-novel industry turn its wandering eyes from the sensuous to the pornographic. Many authors, including some of Welfonder’s friends, followed suit. “A lot of these women are themselves grandmothers,” Welfonder said. “They adopt some hot-sounding name, get a flashy website and start writing bondage and BDSM and threesomes because that’s what selling right now.” Sex — particularly the hardcore kind — may sell, but Welfonder does not plan to change her style. She believes her readers would be disappointed if she dropped the kilts in favor of kink. “I firmly believe in writing only what I

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A $4 million Cortez Bridge project is scheduled to begin April 28. The project will extend the bridge’s life by approximately 10 years as Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials work with members of the community to determine the bridge’s long-term future. FDOT scheduled the project to avoid peak season. Lane closures will be limited to between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Extended bridge openings lasting more than 15 minutes will occur only between midnight and 5 a.m. From May 10 through Nov. 23, the bridge will operate single-leaf openings on demand but will require four-hour notice for double-leaf openings. The expected completion date for the project is early 2015. Built in 1956, the Cortez Bridge sits in a naturally corrosive salt-water environment and requires routine maintenance and repairs. It has exceeded its projected lifespan of 50 years. FDOT considers the bridge functionally obsolete, meaning it doesn’t meet current road-design standards because of its lack of shoulders, 10-inch concrete roads separating travel lanes from the sidewalk and old-style bridge railings. The most recent survey of the 58-yearold bridge occurred in April 2012, according to FDOT’s website. At the time, the bridge received a sufficiency rating of 21.7

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Rubino promoted to deputy police chief The town’s new deputy chief hopes to create an unpaid unit of certified reserve police officers who could help the department and combat senior scams.

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Longboat Key Deputy Chief of Police Frank Rubino has 33 years of law-enforcement experience.

rine patrol division, help control parking events, assist code enforcement and perform other services, Rubino said. Since the police department increased marine patrol surveillance in the last three months, Rubino said there have been no marine thefts. Rubino is also hoping to start a crimeprevention program this summer to combat scams that affect the elderly.

“There are 33 scams that affect the elderly directly,” said Rubino, who hopes to start meeting with condo associations next month to make them aware of the scams. “We need to protect our citizens as these scams increase.” Rubino’s duties (see sidebar above) may have increased, but he said the department’s objectives have not. “Being a presence in the community and providing a service that no one else does is our top priority,” he said. In an April 15 email to the Town Commission, Town Manager Dave Bullock noted that the move doesn’t create any new positions. Rubino’s captain position has simply been changed to the deputy chief position. “Frank has proven himself to be highly reliable, very energetic and dedicated to the improvement of the community,” Bullock wrote. Rubino’s salary increased from $70,720 to $80,662.40 annually as a result of the promotion.

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Frank Rubino took a job as a Longboat and climbing the ranks there. Key Police Department captain in FebruOver the next 21 years, Rubino worked ary 2013 and began driving 62 miles each his way up to commander of the bureau way to his home in Charlotte County. In as a captain. January, he bought a home in Sarasota to He retired in 2004 as commander of inbe closer to Longboat Key. vestigations and moved his family to Port “I just knew this was it for Charlotte. me,” Rubino said. “This is Retirement wasn’t for home now.” Rubino, though. He began DEPUTY POLICE Longboat Key Police working with the Florida CHIEF FRANK Chief Pete Cumming Department of Law EnRUBINO agreed with both Rubino’s forcement’s (FDLE) Fort MyAge: 54 personal and professional ers region in 2004 as one of Family: Wife, Linda; decisions to make the surseven regional intelligence two daughters, rounding area his home; he agents, gathering intelliKimberly and Krystal promoted Rubino to depugence about gangs and huty chief of police April 14. man smugglers. Hometown: Long Island, N.Y. The department’s secRubino also worked with ond-in-command said he Cumming at FDLE until Hobbies: Boating, couldn’t be happier to be 2009, when Cumming left fishing and golfing Cumming’s right-hand for Longboat Key. Interesting fact: man. When he visited Cumming Rubino worked as “I’ve said it before, and on Longboat Key a few years part of a “Dateline I’ll say it again,” Rubino ago, he says he remembers NBC” sexual-predator said. “The level of service thinking he would like to sting a few years ago. we perform here makes it finish his career working as enjoyable to be here, and a Longboat Key police offiit’s where I want to be. I’m cer. proud to be on a force that cares about its “Working in a community like this with citizens the way it does.” a bunch of knowledgeable police officers There is not much Rubino hasn’t done is a dream job,” Rubino said. in his 33 years of law enforcement. As administrative captain, Rubino carA machine gunner in the U.S. Marine ried out the orders of the police chief. Corps from 1977 to 1980, Rubino entered Now, Cumming and Rubino are investhe police academy in 1980 and moved to tigating the possibility of creating an unSouth Florida. paid unit of certified reserve police offiRubino began his career as a police of- cers who would work a minimum of 16 ficer in 1980 in Tamarac before joining hours per month. the Plantation Police Department in 1983 The reserve officers could help the ma-

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Town, WCIND to draft agreement on cost share for $760,235 sand project The town’s estimated cost for an upcoming West Coast Inlet Navigation District (WCIND) dredging project that will place sand on the severely eroded north end this summer will be approximately $300,000. Town Manager Dave Bullock made the announcement at the end of the Longboat Key Town Commission’s April 21 regular workshop. Bullock told the commission that WCIND accepted a $760,235 bid by Cavache for a project that would trap 88,000 cubic yards from northwest of Jewfish Key. WCIND had agreed to contribute $500,000 toward the project, with the town making up the remaining cost. WCIND’s attorney will begin to draft an interlocal agreement between the agency and the town, which Bullock expects will be completed in early May. Earlier in the workshop, town staff gave a presentation updating the commission about the project, in which WCIND will dredge the channel northwest of Jewfish Key to prepare to install flood shoal sand traps in that area. The traps, once installed, will trap sand that is swept off the north end of the Key and deposited in a large sandbar near Jewfish

Key. “Unless the commission directs me otherwise, I’m telling (WCIND) to move full-speed ahead,” Bullock said before receiving consensus from the commission to proceed with the project. The town will get 100% of the sand dredged for its shores, with Manatee County receiving 100% of the sand the next time the site is dredged. Future projects will receive a 50/50 split between the county and the town. Sand will be placed just north and south of the severely eroded beach near the Longbeach Condominium. Bullock told the commission he is optimistic that some sand will still be in place in 2015, when construction of two groins will begin, barring major storms this summer. Longbeach Condominium President Bob Appel expressed support for the effort in an April 18 email to Bullock. “The sand that the state is willing to put in front of our property will be very helpful in our survival over the next couple of years,” he wrote. Appel also wrote that the condominium is in the process of obtaining a permit to build a seawall, which could offer protection during storms.

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generally speaking

by Robin Hartill | News Editor

Discussion avoids 237-unit elephant in the chambers The commission discussed possible changes to its nuisance procedure without mentioning the shuttered Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. The Longboat Key Town Commission discussed its public nuisance procedure for buildings at its April 21 regular workshop, but never mentioned the shuttered Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. How was that possible? Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale warned commissioners that site-specific discussion must occur in a quasijudicial setting. “It should be focused on the current code, itself, and not on any pending proceedings that could be before you,” MooneyPortale said. Since December the town has discussed whether it could legally require Colony parties to demolish structures on the property. The commission planned to hold a March 5 quasi-judicial hearing to determine whether each structure met the criteria for the town to deem it a public nuisance. That hearing was canceled after Colony Beach & Tennis Association attorney Don Hemke argued that the association did not receive due process. Town Manager Dave Bullock told the commission Monday that deeming a structure a public nuisance is effectively an order to demolish, according to town code.

“When you get to the point where you make the determination that a building is a nuisance, you have no choice,” Bullock said. “Once you make that determination, then the die is cast at that point and the code really limits you in what you can do.” Assistant Town Manager Anne Ross told the commission that, as another option, it could consider adding a requirement that the owner secure the building. “This would allow a little more flexibility with the code given the situation of the structure,” Ross said. Even before Mooney-Portale’s warning, Bullock avoided mentioning the Colony, noting that the town has used its publicnuisance procedure for buildings three times: once for Whitney Beach Plaza and a second time to determine that a town-owned building was in disrepair and should be torn down. “Of course the third one is the one that we’re dealing with now,” Bullock said. After Mooney-Portale’s warning, Mayor Jim Brown proceeded with caution. “Having said that, let me just generally say… ” Mayor Jim Brown said, drawing laughter from the audience. “The town

needs to be careful about going down rabbit holes that last years and spend thousands and hundreds of thousands of dollars in staff and legal time, which will be appealed at dozens of occasions without end, when something’s going to happen without us doing this anyway. And we have no means of recovering any of these costs. And that doesn’t sound good, but I see that that’s what we’re doing on some of our projects that we’re talking about.” Vice Mayor Jack Duncan questioned whether the town could avoid legal battles. “We’re still going to run into the same potential legal battles as far as whether we can make them put up a fence or close the entrances off or repair potential threat items,” Duncan said. Bullock said the town could require a property owner to secure a building before it reaches the quasi-judicial hearing stage. “In other words, you say, ‘We know it’s a bad building, but prior to us finding that it’s a nuisance, we order these things done.’” Mooney-Portale said that changes must provide due process for property owners. The commission reached consensus for staff to draft language with the proposed changes.

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VILLAGE / FROM PAGE 1A ing peak season; • Cars are parked for days at a time on streets by boaters, who often have trailers, and Jewfish Key visitors. The problem is especially pronounced on Broadway, where Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub and Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant are located, and on the intersecting streets of Lois and Poinsetta avenues. Village resident Lynne Hayden made a presentation, during which she said she has witnessed Longboat Key Fire Rescue vehicles having to go around Russell Street to access Lois Avenue due to congestion. Still, Village residents don’t believe restrictions on that street alone would combat the problem. “I think that, without a doubt, when you start to restrict on Broadway, you push it further into the neighborhood,” said Michael Drake, president of the Longbeach Village Association. “There should be no double parking on any Village streets.” Moore’s co-owner Alan Moore spoke at the meeting and presented several suggestions for alleviating parking congestion, one of which included restricting Broadway parking to one side of the street for anyone who is not a resident. Village resident Samir Ragheb complained that current restrictions are not enforced, citing instances in which he called police, but the violator did not receive a citation. “You can make the laws from now until tomorrow,” Ragheb said. “If you don’t have enforcement, you have nothing.” Residents believe the most viable option would be to identify problem streets and blocks and restrict parking in these areas. Other options they presented including a resident parking-sticker system or a Village-wide program that would require restrictive parking signs throughout the neighborhood.

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Village resident Pete Rowan photographed Broadway facing east in March to show parking congestion.

State law prohibits motorists from parking within 30 feet of intersections. Public Works staff is currently in the process of ordering and installing signs that inform drivers in the restricted area. Parking is currently restricted on Bayside Drive and small sections of Broadway, Longboat Drive North and South and Lois Avenue. On the remainder of Broadway and the southeast side of Lois Avenue, parking is prohibited between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. In the remainder of the Village, parking is allowed at any time. Restricted parking hours on Broadway and the small stretch of Lois Avenue were previously from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. The commission agreed in late 2012 to extend parking hours by two hours on a trial basis. In April 2013, the commission agreed to make the extension permanent. The commission reached consensus to further discuss the suggestions residents presented at the workshop, including one-sided parking on Broadway, Lois and Poinsetta.

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5:17 p.m. — 5400 block of GMD. Public Service. A woman paid $540 using PayPal to rent a condo for three days. A man told her via email that he would meet her in the lobby to give her the key but was not there when she arrived, and she has not been able to contact him. PayPal agreed to reimburse her payment. Police told her if she does not receive reimbursement, she can file a formal complaint for fraud.

11:25 a.m. — 4300 block of GMD. Fire. A condo resident smelled would smoke and called 911. Firefighters and police determined the smoke came from a grill.

PARTY BOAT 9:49 p.m. — 3000 block of GMD. Noise. A small cruise ship that was tied to a dock and disembarking dozens of people was the source of noise about which police received a complaint. The boat’s captain said the ship is a dinner cruise boat from Tampa that had been chartered by an automobile corporation to transport guests to the location. He apologized for the loud music and said he would be heading back to Tampa soon and would not play music.

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KEEP YOUR DISTANCE 2:05 p.m. — 6300 block of GMD. Boat. A man reported that an amphibious boat came close to his family members, who were swimming in the Gulf. The vessel’s owner told police he just had the boat delivered, and a company representative was giving him a demonstration. The owner did not think he did anything wrong. Police told him to stay at least 150 feet away from swimmers and have the vehicle registered and tagged before driving it on the roadway.

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Why Jeb Bush will win Rand Paul cannot win. Hillary Clinton tinue: Voters won’t tolerate a continuation will not win. Jeb Bush will. of these policies. Out with the Democratic If history is a good predictor — and it White House, in with a Republican. is, because history repeats — those three But it must be the right Republican. statements should ultimately prove to be And that’s certainly not Rand Paul. accurate. For one, as a lady friend tells us, he needs Start with history. If you look at the to do something about his hair. The curlyaccompanying box, you can see a comQs simply do not look presidential. mon thread running through the voting of But the biggest obstacle is foreign policy. the American electorate. In seven In his avowed libertarian view — presidential elections since 1932, that we have no business interferAmerican voters have shown an ining in the affairs of others and that tolerance for egregious or incompeuse of military is never the way to tent behavior and lousy economic settle disputes — he runs aground conditions. on the overwhelming view of AmerHoover: Voters blamed him for icans. Which is: a strong defense the Great Depression. (History has and an active role in the world. shown Hoover had a lot of accomLead from the front, always. plices in the collapse of the U.S. Paul cannot win — not because economy — mainly gross mismanwe fear him; because voters won’t agement of monetary policy at the Federal elect him. Reserve Bank and Congress’ adoption, Mrs. Clinton will not win because she with Hoover’s signature of the destructive will be running at the wrong time. Voters Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act.) Lousy economy; will have had their fill of Obama and the and a perception of incompetence. Democratic Party’s other tyrannical dictaJohnson: Lyndon Johnson’s political mistor, Senate President Harry Reid. Her party management of the Vietnam War created a affiliation paints her the tarnish of others’ cauldron of discontent. On top of that, doz- egregious, bad behavior, not to mention ens of race riots erupted in American cities her own. It does matter. after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther That brings us to Bush — Jeb. King Jr. Voters blamed Johnson — his inGet over the dynasty thing. Americans competence. So they took out their frustrashould be all right with that. We have all tion on Johnson’s successor-to-be, Hubert seen — in spite of what the policies of Bush Humphrey, and elected Richard Nixon. I and Bush II were — the Bush family is Nixon: Put him in the category of egreextraordinarily likable. By Republicans and giously intolerable behavior. Democrats alike. Surely you’ve read how Carter: Gross incompetence and a lousy Bill Clinton and Bush I have bonded so economy. closely Clinton sees the eldest statesman Bush I: He could have won re-election, as a father figure. Barbara Bush said on nabut he fell victim to a weak economy and tional TV: “I love Bill Clinton.” Bush II is as for breaking the promise of “no new taxes.” genuine as your favorite pair of old jeans. Clinton/Gore: Although Bill Clinton govBut of all the Bush politicians, Jeb Bush erned as an acceptable moderate, his skirt- is the smartest. If you remember back to chasing dominated the news cycles. His 1999, there was a common refrain: The bad behavior behind closed doors carried wrong Bush was running for president. over into dislike for his successor, Al Gore. Jeb Bush has proven his competence Bush II: The collapse of the economy — two terms as a successful governor of — and discontent with war — paved the Florida. He has succeeded in business. And way for the “hope and change” of Barack he has a nuclear weapon: He can and will Obama. win the Hispanic vote. The one exception so far While Jeb Bush is often to the bad behavior and bad viewed as a moderate conserDROP OFF economy thread has been vative, too liberal for the hard YOUR FOOD Obama. Given the state of the right, those who know will economy in 2012 and his pertell you his bone marrow is formance in office (“Fast and teeming with the cells of freefurious,” Benghazi, doubling market capitalism, individual of U.S. debt, explosion in food freedom and limited governstamps, passage of Obamacare ment. It really is in his DNA. and on and on), he should But he is also a pragmatist have lost in 2012. To be sure, about life and politics. his performance didn’t earn And that is what Americans him a second term. like in a president — a strong Don’t forget the Chalk that victory to a forgivleader who can work with othCampaign Against ing American electorate and a ers. 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Driven by dissatisfaction with the incumbent’s policies, mistakes and performance, U.S. voters switched parties in the following elections: • 1932 — Roosevelt defeats Hoover After 12 years of Republican presidents, capped by the Great Depression, Democrat Franklin Roosevelt won 58% of the popular vote and 89% of the Electoral College vote. • 1968 — Nixon defeats Humphrey John F. Kennedy barely beat Richard Nixon in 1960. But in 1964, voters gave Lyndon Johnson a landslide victory over Barry Goldwater after Goldwater was depicted as a rightwing, nuclear-bomb radical. By 1968, with Americans disgusted by Johnson’s handling of the Vietnam War, voters switched gave Nixon a narrow vistory — 43% of the popular vote, 56% of the Electoral College vote. • 1976 — Carter beats Ford After the Watergate scandal dominated the news for two years, forcing Nixon’s resignation in 1974, fed-up voters rejected likable Gerald Ford and opted for Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter. Carter won 50.5% of the popular vote; 55% of the Electoral College vote. • 1980 — Reagan defeats Carter Distressed over gas shortages, rising inflation and Iranians overthrowing the U.S. Embassy, voters embraced the optimistic message of Ronald Reagan. Reagan won 50.9% of the popular vote; 90% of the Electoral College vote. • 1992 — Clinton defeats Bush A recession and George H.W. Bush’s breaking of his “no new taxes” pledge pushed voters to give up on 12 years of a Republican president. Bill Clinton won 43% of the popular vote, 69% of the Electoral College vote. • 2000 — Bush defeats Gore After eight years of Bill Clinton’s personal escapades in the White House and doubts about Al Gore, voters gave George W. Bush the narrowest of presidential victories in history. He lost the popular vote; he won 50.4% of the Electoral College vote. • 2008 — Obama defeats McCain The collapse in housing and on Wall Street, plus dissatisfaction with American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan galvanized voters to abandon the experience of Sen. John McCain for the untested promise of the inexperienced Sen. Barack Obama. Obama won 53% of the popular vote; 68% of the Electoral College vote. • 2016 — ? Will Obama’s liberal, big-government agenda push voters back to a Republican candidate?


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR + Paragon sets the record straight Dear Editor: Paragon Fine Art Festivals has remained silent to date on the issue of the St. Armands Fine Art Festival permitted in St. Armands Circle Park April 26 and April 27. However, faced with your editorial last week, which contains inaccuracies, it is imperative we speak out to ensure any further discussion is based on the truth and accurate information. Your editorial asserts that because Paragon was “… unable to win over the St. Armands Circle Association, the St. Armands Residents Association and the St. Armands Landowners Association … for a show time in April, Paragon took its case to City Hall and submitted an application for an art festival this coming April 26 and 27.” This is untrue. Paragon never made an attempt to “win over” the Circle Association, Residents Association or the LMR in the effort to get our permit. To be clear: St. Armands Circle Park belongs to the people of the city of Sarasota. Under the existing guidelines of the city, anyone wishing to

hold an event in St. Armands Circle Park makes his application directly to the city permitting department, not to the St. Armands Circle Association, St. Armands Residents Association or the LMR. These organizations are not in the permitting loop nor authorized to grant permit applications for any event in the park. They do have the ability to submit their objections or comments in writing within 15 days, citing on what basis those objections are founded. Thus, they were not approached. And while the 2002 “accord” referenced talks of “acquiescence criteria,” I am certain the Sarasota city attorney’s office would concur that “acquiescence” should never come with a price tag on it as in purchasing sponsorship, a scenario that negates objectivity — if not legality — on the part of those offering their “acquiescence” in the permitting process. The editorial claims the blackout period is January through April, according to the

1998 accord that was “strengthened” in 2002. As currently practiced, the blackout period begins Feb. 1, not Jan. 1, and extends until April 15 or Easter, whichever comes first. This is the existing, though unofficial, blackout period established between the LMR and the city. Paragon’s original application was March 8 and March 9. Those dates were moved to late April at the request of the LMR to be compliant with the blackout period. Because the event was already announced, this change invoked great expense to Paragon. Now the LMR seeks to extend the blackout period through April in what we believe to be a transparent attempt to force our event to fail. The LMR has failed to provide any substantive or compelling data supporting their desire to expand the moratorium into April. We would agree that if an extension for “high season” is warranted, the only legitimate case exists is for extending it back to Jan. 1, which Sarasota County Tourist Development tax data show is higher tourism than April and therefore more of a “peak” month. We will gladly provide this data if you wish to review it and

the contacts. If the LMR sincerely believes protecting the high season is warranted, it must relinquish its hosted event in late January and support a Jan. 1 to April 15 blackout period. In closing, it is hard to accept your editorial’s contention that the way to “resolve this for good” is for the city to sell or lease St. Armands Circle Park to the LMR — and that this represents “Power … to the people.” The people currently have an organization to better represent them, their neighbors and visitors to the Sarasota community: the city of Sarasota government. And before anyone throw his weight behind the 2002 unofficial “accord,” he should take heed of the words of the city officials who say the city of Sarasota “cannot discriminate and is therefore required to approve a permit if the park use is legal, the applicant qualified and the event falls outside of the blackout period.” If further discussion is warranted about issues of public safety, traffic flow and emergency medical services associated with an outdoor festival in St. Armands Circle Park, the LMR must take an unbiased, critical view of how the event it supports in January performs — or fails — on all these points before trying to apply any standards to new events. Hypocrisy is not a sturdy pedestal from which to preach. Bill Kinney President Paragon Fine Art Festivals Sarasota

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COMMUNITYCALENDAR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 Rotary Club of Sarasota — meets at noon at Marina Jack Restaurant, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota. Membership and weekly meetings are by invitation only, but if you are interested in more information, call 302-1567 or email dpilston@excite.com. 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, contact Sydelle Pittas at 487-7328.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 26 Yoga in the Bird Garden — takes place from 8 to 9 a.m. at Save Our Seabirds, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway. Cost is $10; free for Save Our Seabirds members. Call 383-3010.

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St. Armands Fine Art Festival — takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26,

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SUNDAY, APRIL 27 Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Day of Remembrance Service — takes place at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road. Several Holocaust survivors will attend to light memorial candles. Historian Paul Bartrop will speak. Call 371-4546.

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Australia’s Kyrgios captures the men’s singles Sarasota Open title The 2014 Sarasota Open concluded with the men’s singles and doubles finals April 20, at the Tennis Gardens at the Longboat Key Club. A pair of up-and-coming men’s players highlighted the final day of competition at the 2014 Sarasota Open April 20, at the Tennis Gardens at the Longboat Key Club. Eighteen-year-old Nick Kyrgios of Australia defeated 22-year-old Filip Krajinovic of Serbia 7-6 (10), 6-4 to win this year’s men’s singles title. “I’m looking forward to coming back to Sarasota and defending my title,” Kyrgios says. Kyrgios, who is ranked 171st in the world and has been ranked as high as 157, upset the United States’ Donald Young 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals before coming back to defeat the United States’ Daniel Kosakowski 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals April 19. “Nick Kyrgios is a major talent who will add to the lore that winners of the Sarasota Open have had on the ATP Tour,” said Tony Driscoll, tournament director. “Three of our last five winners have become top 20 players in the world after capturing the Sarasota Open. I expect the same destiny for Mr. Kyrgios. The tournament this year was a huge success and had major promotional value for Longboat Key and Sarasota.” In doubles tournament action, the men’s finals came down to a thirdset tiebreaker. Croatia’s Marin Draganja and Finland’s Henri Kontinen defeated Spain’s Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo and Croatia’s Franko Skugor 7-5, 5-7, 10-6 to win the doubles title. Ukraine’s Elizaveta Ianchuk defeated the United States’ Jeda Daniel

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Henri Kontinen and Marin Draganja, middle, took the trophy as the doubles champions, beating Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo, left, and Franko Skugor, right, 7-5, 5-7, 10-6.

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Nick Kyrgios emerged victorious in the men’s singles final match Sunday over Filip Krajinovic 7-6 (10), 6-4. The 18-year-old Australian, who has been ranked as high as 157 in the ATP ranking, has a number of credits to his honor, including juniors titles in the Roland Garros, Wimbledon and 2013 Australian Open. 6-1, 6-4 to win the Nick Bollettieri Sarasota Women’s Open final April 19. Bollettieri, a 2014 Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, was honored for his contributions and lifelong dedication to tennis during an on-court ceremony prior to the women’s singles final. Also on Saturday, the Longboat Key Fine Art Festival featured col-

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CAMERON GRECO At 8 a.m. on a non-school day, volunteering as a docent at a local art exhibit might not be the first place you’d expect to find a high school sophomore. But for Riverview High School student Cameron Greco, that’s right where he and his classmates feel at home. The students are volunteering as docents for Embracing Our Differences, an annual outdoor art exhibit that celebrates diversity through dozens of selected art pieces. This year, 42 pieces were selected from 6,079 submissions from 52 countries and 42 states. Each pieces is a 12-foot-by16-foot banner that relates to the theme of valued diversity. Greco says the opportunity isn’t something he’s doing to meet volunteer-hour require-

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Temple Beth Israel celebrates the exodus of Israelites Rabbi Jonathan Katz conducted the Passover Seder for his congregation and many guests April 14, at Temple Beth Israel.

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650 South Owl Drive

4BR/3BA waterfront home offers southern views and recent updates. Sailboat water, newer dock and lift. List price: $1,195,000 Website: www.398BobWhiteDrive.com

339 Bob White Way

Excellent Value! 4BR/3BA garden home. Lush landscaping, glass walls for plenty of natural light. Newer A/C and roof. List price: $799,000 Website: www.339BobWhiteWay.com

775 Longboat Club Road #607

Gulf -to-bay views welcome you at every turn in this lovely 3BR/3BA, 6th-floor residence at the Beaches. Recently upgraded throughout, this rarely available home is a must-see. Furnished. List price: $1,495,000 Website: www.TheBeaches607.com

1000 Longboat Club Road #906

Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and beach views from this beautiful, Gulf front 2BR/2BA residence. Completely redone. Turnkey Furnished List price: $799,000 Website: www.Privateer906.com

1561 Blue Heron Drive

Lovely waterfront 4BR/41/2BA home on a deepwater yacht basin, just west of the trail. Gated entry, wine cellar and summer kitchen. List price: $2,195,000 Website: www.1561BlueHeronDrive.com

With career sales in excess of $1 billion, for the 4th time in six years, Roger has been named: #1 Realtor on Longboat Key and Bird Key. #1 Realtor for all of Sarasota. #1 Single Coldwell Banker Agent for all of Florida. #1 Individual Agent in the NRT Southeast Region. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate owned and operated by NRT, LLC.

Bay front Rustic Luxe! Upgraded 4BR/3BA home on deep-water dockage with multiple lifts, offers two separate homes. List price: $1,295,000 Website: www.7100LongboatDriveEast.com

This charming 3BR/2BA bay front home in a lush, secluded community, is move-in ready. Offering an extended layout with living and family rooms, updated pool deck and deepwater dockage. List price: $999,000 Website: www.FourWinslowPlace.com

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Villa on the Beach! Rarely available 2BR beach front cottage at Pelican Harbour. Recently updated. Enjoy the beach just steps away. List price: $999,000 Website: www.PelicanHarbourMH2.com

3613 Fair Oaks Place

2BR+den/2BA lake front home offers open pool deck and charming views. 2-car garage. Private beach access. List price: $879,000 Website: www.3613FairOaksPlace.com

3040 Grand Bay Boulevard #263

Beautifully upgraded 2BR/31/2BA Cayman. Media room, wine storage, cook’s kitchen and custom features throughout. List price: $1,425,000 Website: www.GrandBay263.com

Enjoy views of Sarasota’s bay, downtown and the marina from this 3BR/31/2BA Cayman in Building III. List price: $949,000 Website: www.GrandBay324.com 2BR/2BA, 4th floor, Bimini abounds in custom details and views of the bay, golf course and downtown. Furnished. List price: $649,000 Website: www.GrandBay542.com Splendid Arthur Rutenburg lake front 3BR/41/2BA home features a brand new kitchen, new hardwood flooring and wonderful pool deck. This upgraded home is a must-see. List price: $749,900 Website: www.7890EsperanzaCircle.com

2729 Gulf of Mexico Drive #11

Walk out to the beach in your “backyard.” 2BR/2BA ideal retreat or rental. Furnished. List price: $649,500 Website: www.LongboatBeachcomber11.com

1701 Gulf of Mexico Drive #402

Wonderful 2BR/2BA beach getaway. You will adore Gulf sunsets from the terrace. List price: $529,000 Website: www.AquariusClub402.com

5201 Gulf of Mexico Drive #103

The pristine shores of the Gulf are just steps away from this furnished 2BR/2BA residence in a quaint community. List price: $599,000 Website: www.GulfFrontCondo103.com

3040 Grand Bay Boulevard #265

Sixth-floor 3BR/31/2BA Biscayne in Building II offers far-reaching views. Wraparound terrace, walls of glass. Two secure parking spaces. List price: $949,000 Website: www.GrandBay265.com

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bunny brunch

EGG-STRA SPECIAL The Easter Bunny made lots of stops on the Key. PAGES 2B-7B

WEATHER Orange you glad you live on Longboat? PAGE 16B

by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

Above: Katie and Mary Ellen Meek

Photo courtesy of the Longboat Key Club & Resort

The Longboat Key Club celebrated Easter with brunch and plenty of fun family activities April 20, at the Islandside golf course. Families enjoyed coloring eggs, decorating cookies and sack races before the Easter Bunny arrived to deliver thousands of eggs.

Above: Julian and Ben Wohl with their aunt, Kathleen Seibel

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Tiffany and Ethan Stein Children participated in sack races throughout the morning.

Michael and Robert Exelbert

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EGG-CELLENT FINDS

by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

Children hunt for Easter treasures at Mar Vista

sweet spirit

by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

The north end began its Easter celebration with Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s 26th annual Easter egg hunt April 19. Children were split into two age groups to look for the colorful eggs, each containing a treat or surprise.

Children run for eggs when the hunt begins.

Morgan Angel, 4, picks out a few of his eggs to give to his younger brother, Anderson, 2.

Photos by Kelsey Grau

Community gives back at Easter celebration

Mila Muise, 3

Families gathered to take part in “Come Stuff the Easter Box” Sunday, at Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant. Moore’s collected items such as shampoo, toothpaste and soap in the “Easter boxes” throughout the restaurant to benefit Family Resources. The afternoon also included an egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Photos by Kelsey Grau

Above: Gianna Sparks, 11, and Mary Grace Coucci, 11 Right: Greyson Savchuk, 4, and his father, Don, look through Greyson’s basket after the hunt.

The Easter Bunny dances around Moore’s Restaurant.

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Bird Key $1,274,000 Lowest priced sailboat waterfront home! Only two lots in from SRQ Bay. This 4,000 sf home needs updating but has tons of potential with room to grow! Minutes to Sarasota Bay.

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the finest services of real estate Betsy Sublette, Assistant 941.284.8483

Daniel Volz, Assistant 941.893.3757

Cheryl Loeffler, MBA Realtor 941.302.9674 Premier Sotheby’s Top Producing Agent

DESIGNED BY WORLD RENOWNED ARCHITECT GUY PETERSON AQUA offers eight beautifully appointed full-floor residences directly on Sarasota Bay ranging from 3,800 to 6,700 square feet under air, each with a private two-car garage and an individual boat slip. With a full-time concierge, luxurious state-of-theart amenities and proximity to downtown, AQUA redefines elegance, prestige and gracious living. From 3,495,000.

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This grand estate is set on two waterfront lots offering stunning views of the Bay, Bridge and Downtown Sarasota from most rooms.

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The essence of gracious waterfront living! Five bedroom home with pool, media room, in-law suite and protected boating.

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Exquisite gated bayfront residence with 4 en-suite bedrooms Wonderful boating, enormous views and 3-car garage

Secluded historic bayfront hideaway with pool, tennis court, boat dock, guest house and stunning views

L’Ambiance 9th floor Sabal residence - 12’ ceilings, furnished Outrageous views of Gulf, sunsets and city lights

Elegant and spacious living downtown in this 2 bedroom, furnished unit with multiple upgrades. Bay and marina views.

Fantastic new home in the Harbor section with almost 6,000 SF. Truly special custom detailing and design – perfect protected boating.

Elevated 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath home on 2 Gulf beach lots Magical water views.

Gracious 5,300 SF pool home in Silver Oak 4 en-suite bedrooms, 3-car garage and complete privacy.

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bountiful baskets

by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

Bird Key Yacht Club celebrates Easter near the dock of the bay Members of Bird Key Yacht Club celebrated Easter with magician Stevie Dee, an egg hunt and brunch April 20. More than 350 attendees enjoyed the holiday event, with guests visiting the club from as far as Germany. Corrinna LaPlume, right, assists magician Stevie Dee during his show.

The Easter Bunny sits with Debbie Davis and February Endfield.

Ottilia Kubisch finds an egg at the beginning of the hunt.

Madeline Carnahan meets the Easter Bunny.

Marlee Bea adds another egg to her basket.

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GRAND BAY - 2B/2B corner residence w/Bay Views stretching from downtown Sarasota to Bradenton. 9’ceilings & walls of wrap-around glass. $639,000

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TANGERINE BAY CLUB - Stunning 3BR/3.5BA L’ELEGANCE - Elegant turnkey furnished condo penthouse residence with lake views! Numerous on Lido Beach with 2BR/2.5BA + den. Pet friendly! upgrades. $895,000 $849,000

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BUNNY HOP

by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

Sand Cay searches for Easter eggs at 40th annual hunt Sand Cay Beach Resort residents and visitors gathered for the community’s 40th annual Easter egg hunt April 18. Along with the hunt, attendees participated in a hula-hoop contest and many more Easter activities before eating lunch by the Gulf of Mexico.

Antonio Edmoundson finds an egg with some help from his mother.

Megan Moore looks for eggs in the bushes.

Ava Varga fills her “princess” basket with many colorful eggs.

Kathy Oravec, the “Easter Queen,” prepares the lunch area by the Gulf.

Back: Angela Varga with her father, Larry Kennedy; front: Ava and Austin Varga

Photos by Kelsey Grau

Katie, Carey, Patrick, Maggie and Julie Crane

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HOMES & CONDOS AFFORDABLE, TURNKEY, LIGHT & BRIGHT 2BR/1BA mobile home. Deeded beach access with the benefit of a Bay Marina. Friendly, active 55+ community for you. $94,500 Dia Wilson & Mary Moore #M5835321

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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

TREYMORE AT PALM AIRE ADORABLE 2BR/1BA GETAWAY located mid-key, tastefully decorated, large outdoor entertaining area situated at the end of the street. Twin Shores is a very active waterfront community. $139,900 Mary Moore & Dia Wilson #M5840765

NEWLY UPDATED 1ST FLOOR 1BR/1BA with lanai. Water view, four pools, fitness center, clubhouse, beachside facility with restrooms, shower and storage. $220,000 Kelly Belisle #A3984549

PENTHOUSE BAY VIEW LBK 2BR/2BA designer furnished, boat docks, beach cabana, pets welcome. A must see. Great complex, shows like a model. Best value on LBK. Hurry! $379,900 Marc Turner #A3926740

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 AL NT

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Immaculate Rutenberg pool home located in Treymore Behind gates of Longboat Key Club Harbour. Spacious & at Palm-Aire Country Club. This light & bright split floor private 2BD/2BA overlooks Sarasota Bay. Split floor plan home offers 2,282 SF, 3BD/2BA plus den. Moderate plan, partially furn. Beach club memberships available. HOA and club fees. Great restaurants and shopping $359,900 nearby. $439,000

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West Indies inspired residences to be constructed on Longboat Key. Enjoy island living at it’s best in these custom designed estate sized homes. Eco friendly with over 3,000+ SF conveniently located on a canal with direct bay access and private beach access. Preconstruction pricing starting at $1,595,000

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AMAZING VIEW! WICKER INN GULF BEACH RESORT Gorgeous white sand beach & Gulf view as you walk thru with charming cottage ambiance, decorated in Florida pastels, the door. Nicely furnished w/lg. screened lanai. Gulf to surrounded by gorgeous tropical trees and flowering landscape Bay community w/heated pool, tennis & cabana w/BBQ. plants. Each suite has white wicker rockers on the porch or patio. $525,000 Heated pool surrounded by flowers & white sand beach provide Teresia Bradford #M5812253 absolute serenity. Reservations: 941-387-8344 For property management, call Bonnie Wiedeman 941-383-5577


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happy hunting

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by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

Visitors snag sweet treats at Casa del Mar Many Longboat Key visitors enjoyed an Easter egg hunt April 20, at Casa del Mar Beach Resort. The Easter Bunny joined children and their families for a morning full of fun.

Sigurdur Mikael fills his Easter basket with candy.

The Easter Bunny leads the children to the egg hunt.

Elise Fetherston picks up candy during the Easter egg hunt.

Photos by Kelsey Grau

Aly and Seanna Leonard with Jan Brown and Sue Swain

Alyssa and Dawn Fox celebrate a successful Easter egg hunt.

Mae and Mary Kate Ginley with Grace Devine

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

PIERRE - 3 en-suite bedroom 2,780sf corner residence w/ stunning views behind the gate of the Longboat Key Club. A3996566 $1,395,000

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 BAYDISE ESTATE - Spectacular 8,500sf residence designed & built by famed architect Bo MacEwen. A3993216 $2,675,000.

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

bay front residence in a wonderful community that offers 2 pools, tennis, boat docks,

fitness center, kayak racks,active social programs, beach access and strong management. Two pets up to 25 lbs. are welcome. It doesn’t get any better than this.................................................................................................................................$295,000 LONGBOAT KEY. - corner bay front 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with incredible views from all rooms. The community offers deeded beach access, tennis, pools,boat docks. Two pets are permitted...........................PENDING..........$315,000 LONGBOAT KEY - Charming 4/3 residence on quiet bayou on north end........................................................$789,000 WINDWARD BAY - 2/2 direct bay front with amazing bay views and a peak of the Gulf. 2 pets allowed. Many community amenities. Offered furnished ...............................................................................................PENDING...........$285,000 BLACKBURN POINT WOODS - Beautifully appointed maintenance free 4/3 villa with its own pool in an attractive neighborhood close to Casey Key. Amenities include tennis, community pool and clubhouse. .........................................$349,000 WINDWARD BAY - corner villa with a screened porch, carport, full size laundry room and a beautiful yard. 2 pets allowed.............................................................................................................................................................................$279,000

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BACKYARD BARBECUE

by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

fond farewell

by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

Islander Club says good-bye for summer Islander Club residents celebrated the end of the season with a farewell barbecue April 12, at their outdoor pool area.

Above: Joyce Welch and Joan Sepstein Left: Julie Flaherty, Harvey Levine, Bill and Maggie Urban and John Flaherty

Winding Oaks ends the season with beach party Robert and Eva Moyad

Doris Morgenstern, Michael Pollack and June Sturges

Residents of Winding Oaks gathered for an endof-season party April 12, at the Bay Isles Beach Club.

Photos by Kelsey Grau Photos by Kelsey Grau

Mary Marthaler with Bill and Florence Ward

Barbara and Jay Moskow

PENTHOUSE W/BAY VIEWS! 3-4Br/3.5Ba/2CG overlooking bay & city vistas w/diagonal tile, crown moldings, wood cabinets, granite, SS appls. & 2 pvt balconies in an inclusive downtown bldg w/full amenities & great location in cultural district! MLS#A3982043 $800,000

Melanie DeCarlo and Jill Considine

Bob Gary and Bonnie Wilder with Cheryl and Stanley Friedlander

Solve the puzzle by placing the numbers 1 through 9 in each row, column and box. See answers on page 17B.

FRANCES CARLTON! Downtown 1-2Br/ 1Ba w/historic designation, Lr, Dr, den/study, wood flrs, ceramic tile, carpet, custom cabinets, French doors, Palladian windows, pvt laundry & pool views in secure bldg w/ amenities; courtyards, pool & assigned parking! MLS#A3974837 $175,000

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BRAND NEW W/DIRECT GULF VIEWS! 3Br/ Den/2.5Ba w/full renovations & redesigned flr plan, pvt elevator, custom cabinets, walnut flrs, quartz, granite, mother of pearl art, glass tile, balcony & garaged pkg in gated comm. on LBK w/amenities! MLS#A3990234 Offered at $2,075,000

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BIRD KEY BAY FRONT 4Br/3.5Ba/2CG w/ full water views, Lr, Dr, fam rm & study, wood flrs, vaulted ceil., built-ins, fp, granite, Euro-chic cabinets, wet bar, Master w/lg walk-ins, jetted tub & bidet, atrium, outdoor living areas, paver brick, pool, deck & dock MLS#A3996047 $3,000,000

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Beachplace residents honor Passover with interfaith Seder

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Residents of Beachplace participated in an interfaith Passover Seder April 14, at the community’s clubhouse. Although Jewish residents at Beachplace traditionally hold a Seder each year, they hope to now include their neighbors of all faiths.

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by Molly Schechter | Contributing Writer

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Local teacher launches new way to dance yourself fit Look closely at the photo above and you will observe the following: No two people are doing exactly the same thing. The movement ranges from the near90-degree kick by the teacher (front row, center) and others, to both feet on the floor (back row, left) with plenty of variations in between. The women here range from 30-somethings to 70-somethings — and there is a guy off camera. Notably, the dancers are MOLLY sweating. Yet everyone is SCHECHTER smiling; everyone is having fun. The sheer joy of movement is a key idea behind Kai (pronounce it like “eye” with a “k” in front), a new fitness modality Kelly

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Although Kai is all three, a genuinely com- photo. Everyone is doing his or her own prehensive workout, I classify it as cardio thing — and clearly happy about it. — the one most of us need to do more of. Atkins teaches Kai classes seven days a Beyond that, there are far more differ- week at Sara Dance Center, 5000 Fruitville ences than similarities, starting with the Road, Sarasota. Classes are $15 for each music. Kai uses a far wider “walk-in,” with substantial variety of music than your discounts for packages. There typical dance exercise class, are also immersion sessions including pop songs from consisting of 40 hours of inthe ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, reggae, depth training for teacher rock ’n’ roll, techno and new training or personal enrichage. Atkins chooses music ment. The next one is May primarily for its ability to sup2 through May 6, and space port the desire for movement. may still be available. There is The tempos are quick enough also a combined Kai and yoga to make you sweat, but the retreat set for June 7 through sound is entirely different and June 14, at the Pura Vida Rethe counts are varied, in consort and Spa in Costa Rica. trast to the rigid eight-count Details plus a class video are pattern of conventional fiton the website. ness dance. The result is mu- Kai creator Kelly Perhaps the best descripsic that is energizing but not Atkins has a degree in tion of Kai comes from Longpounding; rhythmic rather health and wellness boat Key resident Sharon plus 28 years of fitthan relentless. Burde, who says: “I don’t miss The choreography is like- ness-instruction experi- a class unless I am out of wise unique. Atkins has cre- ence and certifications town. It is the most fun I’ve ated a variety of original rou- including yoga, Pilates, had exercising in an hour in tines — she calls them “bows” personal training and the whole week, and I go to it — and says, “This is move- group fitness. because I get a great workout ment that anybody can do — a and it’s fun. It’s a long drive, great way to stimulate the neuroplasticity and it’s worth it. You forget you’re exerof the brain so it forms new neurons.” The cising; you’re just dancing and the mind Kai website says, “Based on the latest re- thinks, ‘Oh, I’m dancing’ not, ‘Oh, I’m search on brain function and neural plas- working out.’” ticity, each Kai experience is designed to That’s a pretty compelling appeal. Truth specifically target areas often not utilized to tell, only the camera hanging around in everyday, electronic-driven life.” my neck and an imminent deadline kept Visit the site kaimoves.com to read me from kicking off my shoes and joinmore about the science, or revisit the Nov. ing this class. One of the many headlines I 7 “Aerobic Grandma” column about Dr. considered for this column was, “Free your John Ratey and the neuroscience of exer- inner dancer.” We all have one; it’s a shame cise. it doesn’t get out more often. What I want you to take from this column is that the choreography is accessible Molly Schechter is an ACE-certified perto all. Atkins sees her classes as individual sonal trainer with a specialty in older-adult dance workouts in a supportive group en- fitness plus YogaFit Instructor Training, vironment. If you’ve taken fitness classes, SCF Yoga Fundamentals I and II and Power you are aware of the subtle, never explicit Pilates™ Mat Certifications. She teaches but always present pressure to “do what classes at the Bayfront Park Recreation the other guy is doing.” It is simply not Center and the Longboat Key Club. Email present in a Kai class. Look again at that her at mschechter@YourObserver.com.

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By Adam Hughes | Research Editor

Five-bedroom Bird Key home sells for $6.1 million The Privateer South

The following residential real estate transactions took place between April 7 and April 11. A home on Bird Key tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Douglas and Cynthia Tibbetts, of Sarasota, sold their home at 232 Seagull Lane to Mark and Ellen DiZio, of Sarasota, for $6.1 million. Built in 2006, it has five bedrooms, five baths, two half-baths, a pool and 7,287 square feet of living area. Also on Bird Key, David and Tanya Schreibman, of Sarasota, sold their home at 526 Bird Key Drive to Jeffrey and Jacqueline Bohannon, of Sarasota, for $725,000. Built in 1965, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,858 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $907,000 in 2005.

Paul Haber and Linda Bollinger-Haber, of Tampa, sold their Unit 505 condominium at 1000 Longboat Club Road to Gwen Little, of Charleston, Ill., for $558,000. Built in 1972, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,290 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $425,000 in 2003.

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Stephen and Sharon Danco sold their Unit 102 condominium at 1085 Gulf of Mexico Drive to John and Emilia Cowan, of Ontario, Canada, for $400,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,392 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $681,000 in 2005.

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Paul Sobey and Janis Sobey-Hames, of Nova Scotia, Canada, sold their Unit F-208 condominium at 415 L’Ambiance Drive to Janis Hames, trustee, of Nova Scotia, for $2,220,300. Built in 1992, it has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two half-baths and 3,220 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $2,375,000 in 2011. Alexander and Margaret Smith, of New York City, sold their Unit J-504 condominium at 435 L’Ambiance Drive to Ira and Julie Cohen, of Alpine, N.J., for $2 million. Built in 1994, it has three bedrooms, two baths, two half-baths and 2,634 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $2,075,000 in 2003.

Sanctuary at Longboat Key Club

Christine Rupp, trustee, of Fort Wayne, Ind., sold the Unit B-206 condominium at 545 Sanctuary Drive to Richard and Joanne White, of Gibsonia, Pa., for $730,000. Built in 1991, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 2,375

bath and 1,393 square feet of living area.

Lidke Real Estate LLC sold the Unit 608 condominium at 608 Bayport Way to Robert Ellis Jr. and Susan Ellis, trustees, of Kansas City, Mo., for $337,500. Built in 1980, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,260 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $440,000 in 2004.

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This home at 232 Seagull Lane in Bird Key has five bedrooms, five baths, two halfbaths, a pool and 7,287 square feet of living area. It sold for $6.1 million. square feet of living area. It previously sold for $495,000 in 1999.

The Players Club

Christopher and Deana Iacobelli, of Bradenton, sold their Unit 202 condominium at 1485 Gulf of Mexico Drive to John and Jane Sirkoch, of Renfrew, Pa., for $599,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,569 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $400,000 in 2013.

Westchester

Michael Phenner, trustee, of Evanston, Ill., sold the Unit 604 condominium at 4825 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Stafford and Donna Parker, of Dunedin, for $590,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, one

Robert and Pamela Anderson, of Fort Lauderdale, sold their Unit 201 condominium at 4401 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Joseph Burke and Susan Sorrels, of Longboat Key, for $560,000. Built in 1972, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,524 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $590,000 in 2003. Eugene and Jean McGillis, trustees, of Douglas, Wis., sold the Unit 307 condominium at 4401 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Kerry Koep, of New Brighton, Minn., for $535,000. Built in 1972, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,314 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $235,000 in 1998.

Mary Murphy, of St. Louis, sold her Unit G3-204D condominium at 2039 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Dennis and Louise DeCicco, of Leonia, N.J., for $295,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, three baths and 1,214 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $148,000 in 1988.

Longboat Harbour

Sarah Shaw-Hayton, administrator of estate, sold the Unit 304 condominium at 4340 Falmouth Drive to JPMorgan Chase Bank for $256,000. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 928 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $370,000 in 2004.

LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER

344 Firehouse Ln #A3993328 $979,000 Hannerle Moore

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

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

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

573 Juan Anasco Dr #A3992657 $899,000 Diana Kryszak

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

524 Gunwale Ln #A3991398 $799,000 Mel & Jan Goldsmith

Longboat Key 941-388-4447 941-356-6673

The Ritz-Carlton Beach Residences # 503 #A3981871 $2,950,000 Julia McClung

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

Longboat Key 941-388-4447 941-376-4498

2105 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 3204 #A3995170 $690,000 Susan Fox

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-544-6648

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

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

3080 Grand Bay Blvd # 522 #A3991522 $625,000 Kathleen Callender

Longboat Key 941-388-4447 941-321-3115

2525 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 4B #A3993027 $619,000 Tom Delaney

Lido Key 941-388-4447 941-356-6499

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-387-3990

1095 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 103 #A3993340 $609,000 Klaus Lang

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-320-1223

FAMILIAR FACES. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. Showcase your property to over 6,500 affiliate branches in 52 countries. 4425 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 109 #A3992214 $589,000 Michael Bruno

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

Longboat Key 941-966-8000 941-320-3229

3436 Winding Oaks Dr # 44 #A3995390 $549,000 Nina Dearing

Longboat Key 941-388-4447 941-809-0038

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

4485 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 503 #A3979554 $449,900 Steve Magner

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-376-8559

1770 Benjamin Franklin Dr # 206 #A3986006 $399,999 David Simon

Sarasota 941-388-4447 941-400-8764

3660 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 203 #A3996229 $399,900 Mary Jo Violett

Longboat Key 941-349-3444 941-928-8474

448 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # A106 #A3968129 $399,500 Sylvia Zimmerman

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-350-5022

690 Linley St #A3967460 $390,000 Tama Traberman

Longboat Key 941-383-5502 941-225-3351

6750 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 171 #A3996394 $349,000 Maruta Miluns

Longboat Key 941-383-5502 941-374-9702

2002 Harbourside Dr # 1601 #A3931062 $339,000 Eileen Burke

Longboat Key 941-388-4447 941-266-8949

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

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-809-0787


LONGBOAT OBSERVER

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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

BUILDING PERMITS These are the largest building permits issued by the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Department for the week of April 11 through April 17, in order of dollar amounts. (GMD = Gulf of Mexico Drive) Address

Permit

Applicant

7089 Longboat Drive N.

New single family home

Mark Cahill Investments LLC

$450,000

553 Sanctuary Drive

Gatehouse

The Sanctuary

$169,862

4960 GMD

Kitchen/ bathroom alterations

Transpoint Holdings LLC

$79,680

2450 Harbourside Drive

Shutters

Jerry Bowles, trustee

$25,422

530 Harbor Cove Circle

Pool

Wendy Osmar, trustee

$18,000

556 Spanish Drive N.

Re-roof

Ellen Wallace

$13,125

5280 GMD

Windows

David Lynch

$7,500

5393 GMD

Sliding glass door

John Wheeland

$6,000

3596 Fair Oaks Lane

Pool

Karen Grigsby

$2,135

340 GMD

Windows

Sinclair Properties

$1,200

Peter Viner

$1,096

3433 Winding Oaks Drive Sliding glass door

Spanish Main Yacht Club

Cedars East

LIDO KEY

Leslie Leeming, of Wilton, Conn., sold the Unit 20 condominium at 533 Forest Way to Stephen and Doreen Lang, of Shelby Township, Mich., for $222,000. Built in 1990, it has two bedrooms, twoand-a-half baths and 1,440 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $245,000 in 2003.

225 Sands Point Rd # 6204 #A3985969 $334,000 Terri Derr

541 Golf Links Ln #A3965064 Diann Thelen

6750 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 148 #A3978064 $300,000 Tammy Mast

750 N Tamiami Trl # 902 #A3990575 $274,000 Jeffrey Weller

Peggy Monaco and James Pierce, trustees, of Punta Gorda, sold the Unit 77 condominium at 906 Spanish Drive S. to Michael and Judy Behny, of Marshall, Ill., for $205,000. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,427 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $72,500 in 1987.

Lido Towers

Leon and Belva Horn, of Winona Lake, Ind., sold their Unit 306 condominium at 1001 Benjamin Franklin Drive to Thomas Gilroy, of Moosic, Pa., for $390,000. Built in 1980, it has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 1,367 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $360,000 in 2009.

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-256-6543

Sarasota 941-388-4447 941-266-8206

RE N TA L

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

RE N TA L

4830 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # V-11 #A3987845 $279,000 Bobbi Banan

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-356-6694

Longboat Key $5,000-$8,500/month, 30 day min 941-552-4200

4525 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 103 Longboat Key #A3952449 $3,000-$5,200/month, 30 day min Diann Thelen 941-552-4200

61 S. Boulevard of the Presidents • St. Armands

4320 Falmouth Dr # 301 #A3993098 $299,000 Sharon Freeman

4462 Winston S Ln # 61 #A3994772 $229,900 Anna Kaminski

941.780.0968

Jenifer Schwell brings 25 years of in-depth market knowledge and experience to work on your behalf. Her command of the market and time-tested negotiating experience dealing with intricate and complex transactions produce a flawless closing without stress or last minute concerns. Jenifer makes buying or selling real estate a true pleasure, and prides herself on being there for her clients every step of the way, including long after the transaction is closed. As a result, Jenifer has earned a long list of loyal clients who have bought and sold properties with her many times over. Her clients trust her implicitly, and they can be confident they have the very best when they hire Jenifer as their agent for life. Please visit JeniferSchwell.michaelsaunders.com to learn more.

Players Club Penhouse on the Beach MLS# A3989515 $975,000 Live by the sea in this extraordinary penthouse with beach to bay & city views, a 30’ beach-front terrace to enjoy the tropical breezes & dine under the stars. A true three bedroom, three bath home extensively updated with an open kitchen, beautiful baths, fine detailing and marble flooring. Also includes a private garage. The Players Club is one of the island’s finest communities offering extensive amenities designed to enhance your own Florida lifestyle. Call Jenifer today for a private showing of this special property.

Longboat Key 941-388-4447 941-545-0899

1241 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 202 #A3996039 $2,775,000 Michael Moulton

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-928-3559

1830 Lincoln Dr #A3991998 $2,149,000 Susan Mcleod

Sarasota 941-388-4447 941-928-4445

609 Triton Bend #A3990694 $1,774,900 Barbara Najmy

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-705-1158

3548 Fair Oaks Ln #A3989481 $1,375,000 Richard Perlman

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-228-8580

3565 Mistletoe Ln #A3996149 $999,000 Julie Klick

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

1145 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 202 #A3984416 $739,000 Ian Addy Pa

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

Sarasota 941-388-4447 941-374-3200

RE N TA L

Thomas and Susan Hallworth, of East Hampstead, N.H., sold their Unit 303C condominium at 3320 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Bryan Zediker, of Oviedo, for $244,900. Built in 1971, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,187 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $164,500 in 1999.

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3804 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 301 #A3980312 Diann Thelen

Longboat Key $2,000 941-552-4200

VA C AT I O N R E N TA L S 6633 Gulf Of Mexico Dr #A3989550 $22,000,000 Deborah Beacham

Mid Longboat 383.5502 • South Longboat 383.7591 • St. Armands 388.4447 Main Street 951.6660 • Palmer Ranch 966.8000 • Siesta Key 349.3444

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-376-2688

White Sands of Longboat whitesandsoflongboat.com 800.230.2428

138995

Veranda Beach Club verandabeachclub.com 800.411.5511


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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

OBSERVER WEATHER

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TEMPERATURES

Record Temperatures High

Low

High

Low

Tuesday, April 15

83

64

89 (1974)

41 (1935)

Wednesday, April 16

79

55

94 (1994)

46 (1952)

Thursday, April 17

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63

89 (1927)

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67

89 (1994)

48 (1983)

Saturday, April 19

74

64

93 (1927)

38 (1923)

Sunday, April 20

75

60

92 (1965)

42 (1936)

Monday, April 21

76

60

91 (1946)

45 (1953)

Average Gulf water temperature: 72

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Personals

Condos/Apts. For Rent

ADVERTISE YOUR MERCHANDISE with the total value of all items $200 or less in this section for FREE! Limit 1 ad per month, 15 words or less. Price must be included next to each item. No commercial advertising. Ad runs 2 consecutive weeks in 1 Observer. (No phone calls please.) (Please provide your name and address) Email ad to: classified@yourobserver.com Online at: www.yourobserver.com Or mail to: The Observer Group P.O. Box 3169 Sarasota, Fl 34230 END TABLE: $100. Sofa table, $100. Contemporary, glass tops with bronze metal bases. Call 407-310-4446.

*ADOPTION*: Actress, Former, yearns to be Future At-Home-Mom. Financially Secure & Very Loving. Expenses paid. Trish* 1-800-552-0045 FLBar 42311.

LBK: TIFFANY Plaza Beachfront Condos, 1st floor, 2BR/2BA, W/D in units, walk out to beach. Furnished, heated pool, covered parking. 1 mo. min. 941-383-3338.

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LONGBOAT HARBOR: 2BR/2BA, elegant top floor, furnished, bay/harbor views, W/D and whirlpool in unit, 4/pools, tennis, activities, exercise room, clubhouse, private beach, beachhouse. May-Dec. or Annual $1500/mo. plus utilities. Non-smoking. No pets. Call 941-544-4509.

FARMER RAKE, wood, $30. Stool, old, $20. Hand hooked rug, $30. Desk chair, $20. 302-275-6785.

BEACHPLACE RENTAL: 2BR/2BA, nicely furnished, great views. Available August through December 2014. For info call 563-543-2787.

OAK PEDESTAL dining table 42" square with 4 padded chairs. $150. 941-383-3301. TV STAND/ÉTAGÈRE: honey colored, rattan, 72”hx30”wx17”d. Very good condition, $65. White wicker clothes hamper, $15. 383-3193.

Autos For Sale 2005 INFINITI G35 Sedan. Slate blue, 61,000 miles, garage kept, immaculate, full records. $11,000. 941-383-8079.

Autos Wanted WE BUY CARS. TOP $$ PAID FOR YOUR VEHICLES. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.

Boat Slips For Rent/Sale BOAT SLIP Rental Wanted. Dry dock for 18’ boat. Yearly rental. 941-225-2170.

LBK MOORINGS; 45’ slip, P-4, near bay for rent by owner. $450/mo. Monthly or longer. 941-383-3103 or 469-556-7651. LONGBOAT KEY Moorings Boat Slip for Rent. Yacht Club Slip N-7, accommodates up to 45 ft. Boat with Electric, Water, Wi-Fi, Laundry Room & some Club Amenities. $450/mo. 941-928-1542. LONGBOAT KEY: Indoor boat slip for rent. Top Level, 30/ft. length x 8/ft 6” beam x 9/ft. 10” height. 941-806-8500. NEW YEAR, New LOW rents from private owner in high and dry Marina. Excellent boating location. We will beat all prices! Call 941-544-5597.

Boats Boat Are Selling Very Well. Sold out again. We Need Your Boat. www.Islandboatsales.net We also Buy Boats. 941-228-3489, Call Dave, Owner. ChitwoodCharters.com Cruise or Fish Hyatt Sarasota Docks 32’/53’ Yachts - 2hrs./2 months 941-383-5232

Furnishings BRAND NEW Serta Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set. Willing to sacrifice for $150. Need to sell quickly! (941)387-4810.

General Merchandise FOR SALE: Wine Collection, 90 bottles. Opus 1, 1983-1992. Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 1983-1989. Will sell by the bottle, or complete collection. 941-954-4567.

Pools/Spas HOT TUB seats 5, with lounger, 110 or 220 volt. Never used. Can deliver. Sacrifice $1895. 941-462-0633.

STORAGE FACILITY Boat/ RV/ Trailer. Secure facility, low monthly rentals, Clark Rd area. 941-809-3660, 941-809-3662.

Condos/Apts. For Rent 2BR/2BA LONGBOAT Key Longboat Harbour mid Key. Fantastic Bay to Gulf Complex with wonderful amenities and boat slips for only $360/yr. Furnished or Unfurnished. NS/NP $1,800. (435) 901−0300.

BEACHPlACE, lBk. Casual beachfront living in 2BR/2BA, balcony condo. Olympic pool, health club, tennis courts. Available April through November, $2500/mo. Call for info. Contact Elizabeth/NYC. 212-570-2950.

CLASSIFIED LINE AD PRICE First 15 words ............ $17.50 per week Each Add’l word ..............................50¢ 15% DISCOUNT for 4 week Run Yellow color $5 per Week Border as low as $3 per Week Call: 955-4888 Email: classified@yourobserver.com Online: www.yourobserver.com

Condos For Sale BY OWNER: LONGBOAT KEY CLUB: INN ON THE BEACH. Private club suite, turnkey, tennis, Golf course view, 650/ sq.ft. $339,000. 708-267-6704. GATED BEACHFRONT Community on Longboat Key. 2BR/2BA, updated kitchen, appliances, granite in master, heated pools. $299,900. Brooke O’Malley, CLUB REALTY. 941-726-2677

Homes For Sale ENJOY THE FUN!! St. Armands Best home is 4,757 sq.ft., Very open & spacious, southside pool. Convenient to Lido Beach & Opera. Asking $1,800,000 Glenn Callaghan, LLC Re/Max Alliance 941-928-9020

Out-of-State Property CABO SAN LUCAS: 2000/sq.ft. villa, ocean side, view of Lands End, 2BR/3BA, sleeps 8, fully furnished. Fractional Ownership. $185K. Ruth Brown, 330-466-8619.

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Real Estate Wanted WANTED LUXURY ANNUAL RENTALS For Qualified Waiting Clients Contact - Sarasota Luxury Rentals 941-225-1356 email: info@sarasotaluxuryrentals.com Personalized attention with professional honest advice. 25 Years Experience - References available

Room For Rent 2BR/2BA LONGBOAT Key. Private, Furnished, Queen bed, bath, laundry. 1ST, Last, Security. No Smoke, Pets. Bungalow 55+ only resort. 941−809− 8770 Ronna. Long term $670/mo.

Vacation/Seasonal Rentals 2015 SEASONAL GULFFRONT CONDO. lonGBoAT TERRACE 2BR/2BA condo. Tastefully decorated. 321-279-3610. A BEACHPLACE LBK Condo. Beachfront, 2BR/2BA. Elegantly furnished, internet access, heated pool, covered parking, exercise room. Available Aug., Sept., Oct., Dec., 2014. Nonsmoking/ pets. By owner. 941-383-1884. Exceptional Vacation Rentals Since 1994 Homes & Condominiums Studios to Six Bedrooms Beachfront, Intercoastal or Garden Excellent Service & Staff FloRIDA VACATIon ConnECTIon

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SUMMER AT the Beach. Private home with large pool and spa. Longboat Key. Beach access. Sleeps 6. Pet friendly. Long or short stays $2200/mo. Owner. 941-374-3642.

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Adult Care Services “Your Home by the Sea” www.casadelmar.net Weekly/Monthly Condominium Rentals 4 Night Minimum Reservations: 941-383-5549 Fax: 941-383-7925 Office Open 7 Days, 9a.m. - 5p.m. 4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 Fully equipped 2BR/2BA condos with washer and dryer, and wireless internet in each unit. Extra Large Heated Gulf View Swimming Pool!

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Weekly/ Monthly/ Seasonal Rates Beachfront, Bayfront and In Between Houses or Condos Reservations 941-383-6127 Visa/ MC 800-352-0367 5360 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 101 Longboat Key, FL 34228 Rental office 9a.m. - 5p.m. M-F Ask about our special rates! Wagner Realty Since 1939 www.wagnerrentals.com WEEKLY RENTALS. Luxurious, fully furnished 1 - 4 bedrooms. Condominiums and Cottages. Beach to Bay. On-site management. Pools, tennis, boat slips. Visit: www.FloridaRent.com for information and virtual tours. 800-333-7335, 941-383-3117. ON THE Gulf w/pool. 1BR condo, sleeps 4. Nicely furnished, cable, phone, full kitchen, living, dining area, W/D in building. Weekly or Monthly. May through January. $1600/mo. 941-351-5101. PLAYERS CLUB, Longboat Key: 2BR/2.5BA, heated pool, 4 tennis courts. 4 Month minimum. No pets. Non-smoking. Information or to see: 941-383-4664.

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has tried to make him think traditionally. For instance, in grade school he took group art lessons at the Cleveland Art Institute. The teachers directed the students to draw a cast of Rodin’s “The Thinker.” “But I wanted to draw underwater fish scenes,” Tarbell says. “They’d say, ‘We’re doing this,’ and I’d say, ‘No! Check out this underwater bass eating a fish.’ I guess that bleeds into how I do what I want now.” Tarbell was traditionally trained up to a graduate-degree level of painting, but he never used traditional methods or me-

diums. Before his painted work went up in smoke, he painted with varnish, typically used as a protective finish, that he’d enhance with color pigment. He likes using methods or mediums that are hard to control because he says it always puts him in the place of being a learner. With paint, there were already masters that led the way in teaching generations how to manipulate it. With smoke, Tarbell figured it out. No one taught him. “It’s fun to just gauge what’s going to happen,” he says. “… that constant figuring it out of, ‘How can I make this work.?”

“Anna Alinga Backbend on Zebra” is featured in Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art’s “Made in Sarasota” exhibit.

He sites a few inspirations for his self-created medium. The idea started forming when, on a visit to Italy, Tarbell learned about the accumulation of smoke on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He also attempted creating a portrait of his friends who smoked and drank a lot using smoke from unfiltered Lucky Strikes that went horribly wrong. The smoke didn’t accumulate. That’s when he decided to burn and make use of those membership cards fattening up his wallet — that was nearly 10 years ago. Since the early days, he’s had a few fiery incidents when the

“Frank,” 44 inches by 28 inches from “All Ages” at Krause Gallery in New York, 2013.

canvas has caught ablaze and burned up his art. He wears shorts — because he learned he could feel if something is on fire before he can necessarily see the fire — in addition to a gas mask with an air filtration unit to prevent inhaling the toxic fumes. Right now, he’s working in a tent set up at a warehouse studio space located near Booker High School. It’s temporary. He and his wife, Anna VanGehr, moved to Sarasota from Charlottesville, Va., in June 2013 for her new job at The Ringling. They’ll settle into a new home with a built-on studio at the end

of May. Since coming here, Tarbell hasn’t started any new pieces. He’s instead focusing on finishing ones he started in Virginia. He made his Sarasota debut when Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art featured a couple of his pieces in its “Made in Sarasota” show. Tarbell says Sarasota is probably the friendliest place he’s ever lived. The natural lighting here is unique. “They say it takes two years for a new place’s influence to have an effect,” he says. “I imagine it will be in the use of light.”

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Musical Mornings South — Sarasota Brass Quintet 11 a.m. at Venetian River Club Tickets $45. Visit SOAssociation.org. Art After 5 5 p.m. at The Ringling Tickets $10. Call 359-5700. Spring Fling Concert ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ SCF Music. 7 p.m. at Robert C. Wynn Baseball Field. Tickets $8, students/employees $4. Call 752-5252. Great Escapes Series: ‘A Wink and a Smile’ Sarasota Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. at Holley Hall. Runs through Saturday Tickets $29 to $49. Call 953-3434. ‘Men Are From Mars – Women are From Venus LIVE!’ 8 p.m. at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Call 953-3368.

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Caulkins sheds light on Key Chorale’s ‘Luminosity’ For Key Chorale’s upcoming concert, “Luminosity,” the group commissioned a new work. Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins sat down with The Observer to discuss the new piece. The following are edited excerpts of the conversation. So, for those who don’t know — tell us about Key Chorale. We’re a (fully auditioned) symphonic-size chorus (meaning we are 100 voices or more) plus a small core of 25 professionals who make up a chamber chorus. I think what also separates us from other groups is our commitment to collaboration. Every event or concert is in collaboration with someone else. Key Chorale occasionally commissions a new piece. What is a memorable piece that stands out? We only do commissions every four or five years … The most memorable was for our 20th anniversary, “Three Days by the Sea,” composed by Gwyneth Walker … a few years back she wrote an orchestration for “Three Days by the Sea” that we will perform for our 30th anniversary (next season). This year, Key Chorale commissioned the young Norwegian composer Ola Gjelio — why him? In 2007, “Ubi Caritas,” his Latin-text piece, was performed at the Choral Directors Association … This is a sound I’d never really heard before then … Since then, I’ve followed his growth as a composer … We’ve performed a lot of his works throughout the last

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Clockwise: Joseph Caulkins, Key Chorale and composer Ola Gjelio seven years … … When we were thinking about whom we might ask to commission, he was one of the first people I thought of. Every piece I had heard of his I loved. Describe his music. He manages to have kind of a cinematic nature about his music ... I love the fact that he always finds the way to add drama … Most of the pieces you hear of his, I think you’re overwhelmed with his ability to create beautiful sounds and harmonies that are just amazing. Now tell me about the piece he commissioned —  “The Lake Isle:” There are two parts to it. The first part has only been performed a handful of times … It takes text

from William Butler Yeats that talks about this peaceful place you can go and how the poet is filled with solitude and peacefulness … We were talking about different projects, and Ola said, “Maybe ‘The Lake Isle’ needs a sequel.” So, taking ideas of part one, he explored and created a second part for Key Chorale. For the text, he partnered with Charles Anthony Silvestri, a young American poet. Silvestri wrote an original poem, but takes Yeats’ idea of solitude and peacefulness. The music complements part one so well, that I can’t imagine doing one without the other. What has the choir’s response been to it so far? … Usually, you have to work

Where: St. Boniface Episcopal Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Road Cost: Tickets $25 to $35 Info: Visit keychorale.org or call 921-4845. with (a new song) and live with it before it starts to grab you. But, it immediately struck them, and it’s made the process of learning it so enjoyable. We hear it’s about a personal utopia? Could you touch on this? What I kind of told the choir as we have been preparing it is that all of us have that place, whether it’s an actual place you go for peace or solitude or an imaginative place. What’s your personal utopia? What’s your happy spot? I have a little cottage in France

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// La Musica final program La Musica ended its season April 16 with a wonderfully sculpted program it played with precision and beauty. Unfortunately, the house was only about half full, so many of Sarasota’s chamber music enthusiasts missed one of the best concerts of the year. Opening with Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, clarinetist Jose FranchBallester, violinists Massimo Quarta and Laura Zarina, violist Bruno Giuranna and cellist Julie Albers, had all the color and bubbles this work demands. Known over the past couple of Jose Franch-Ballester decades as the “M*A*S*H” Quintet because it was used to underscore the final episode of the popular TV program, Mozart – who loved the clarinet — pulled out his attaché case of amazing sounds and delivered a work that overflows with melodies and harmonies no one else could or would have devised. There’s just no one like Mozart when it comes to brilliant musical twists and turns and, in his A major Quintet, the composer gave us everything to make him live up to his “Zauber” (magic) reputation. The musicians had the kind of blend that comes from understanding and preparation

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FOUR CHEFS’ HOOK ON FISH Diversions reeled in four area chefs to participate in a challenge of creating new recipes just for you.

LOCAL FISH TACOS with grilled pineapple salsa (serves one) Created by Chef Peter Arpke Here Eat asota Sar Main St. 1888 5-8700 36

GULF MAHI MAHI with artichokes en bariguole, local tomato-infused pearled barley and an asparagus and spring-pea-basil pesto (serves four) Created by Executive Chef Benjamin Rottkamp LOCAL TOMATO-INFUSED PEARLED BARLEY Ingredients: • 1 cup pearled barley • 1 Spanish onion, diced • 1 tbsp. chopped garlic • 1 tbsp. olive oil • 2 cups cream • 2 cups chicken stock • 1 ripe local tomato, diced • 1 bunch fresh basil, chopped

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GRILLED PINEAPPLE SALSA Ingredients: • 3 to 4 fresh pineapple rings • 1 tbsp. finely diced shallots • 1 tbsp. parsley • 1 tbsp. cilantro • ½ oz. madeira Method: 1. salt and pepper pineapple rings and mark them on the grill. Then dice them. 2. Combine all the ingredients

FISH Ingredients: • 1 to 2 filets mahi, swordfish or cobia per taco Method: 1. Lightly season fish with Cajun spice blend (about 2 oz. per taco). 2. Sear fish. 3. Place it on warmed taco, spoon salsa and garnish with a green onion.

ARTICHOKES EN BARIGOULE Ingredients: • 2 carrots peeled, quartered and sliced • 1 leek washed, sliced and blanched • 1 stick of unsalted butter • ½ cup white wine • bouquet of bay leaf and fresh thyme • 2 cups chicken stock • 2 cups cooked artichokes

• 4 6 to 8 oz. Mahi Mahi steaks wellseasoned with kosher salt and fresh black pepper • 2 oz. olive oil

2. Add cooked artichokes and blanched leeks. Season to taste. SPRING PEA BASIL PESTO Ingredients: • 2 cups blanched peas • ¼ bunch fresh basil leaves • ¼ cup toasted almonds • 1 tbsp. roasted garlic • 1 cup cream

Method: 1. Pre-heat oven 350 degrees with convection fan on. 2. Place a sauté pan on stovetop with olive oil in pan and allow pan to get smoking hot. 3. Carefully place fish in oil and sear until golden brown. 4. Turn fish with spatula and place pan in oven allowing fish to cook for 8 to 10 minutes. 5. Plate fish adding blanched asparagus to fish pan and lightly roast it.

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PAN-SEARED GROUPER LETTUCE WRAPS with apricot salsa, avocado mignonette and Carribean slaw (serves four) Created by Chef Pedro Flores CARIBBEAN SLAW Ingredients: • ½ head of shaved red cabbage • ¼ cup chopped cilantro • 1 teaspooon Sriracha • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar • ½ cup shaved Bermuda onion • 2 tbsp. pineapple juice Method: 1. In a large mixing bowl add and toss all ingredients. Let sit in refrigerator for approximately 5 minutes. APRICOT SALSA Ingredients: • 3 chopped apricots • 1 tbsp. basil

• 1 diced scallion • ½ lime, juiced • 1 pinch kosher salt Method: 1. Mix all ingredients. Let sit in refrigerator approximately 5 minutes. GROUPER Ingredients: • 2 filets grouper • Olive oil • Kosher salt, to taste Method: 1. Pan sear grouper with kosher salt and olive oil. 2. Cut into strips and place in bib lettuce. Add slaw and salsa.

SNAPPER AND GROUPER CHEEKS Ingredients: • 1 whole snapper (1 to 1.5 lbs) • 3 grouper cheeks (.25 lbs) • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste • ½ cup all purpose flour • 1 cup panko bread crumbs • ½ cup olive oil • ½ cup rosemary, chopped • ¼ cup parsley, chopped • 3 garlic cloves, minced Method: 1. Remove (or if you get your fish from Walt’s have them remove) stomach, scales, gills and score the fish. 2. Combine rosemary, parsley, garlic, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and olive oil together in a bowl and whisk together. Season fish with 1/2 of the mixture and reserve the rest. 3. Pre-heat grill over medium-high and oven to broil. When grill is

preheated place fish and cook evenly for 2 minutes on each side. 4. Finish the fish in the oven for approximately 8 minutes. When it’s finished, drizzle ¼ rosemary olive oil on top. 5. Dip cheeks in egg wash, then into flour and again into egg wash. 6. Toss grouper into panko bread crumbs and fry in a pan (or deep fry).

Once boiling, reduce to medium-low and cover and simmer until tender for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Drain the water. 2. While potatoes are cooking, puree the artichokes with heavy cream. 3. Place drained potatoes in mixing bowl and mash until smooth. Stir in softened butter, scallion and artichoke puree until butter has melted. Season to taste.

ARTICHOKE POTATOES Ingredients: • 1 cup red potatoes • 1 cup artichoke hearts • 1 scallion, chopped • ¼ cup unsalted butter • ¼ cup heavy cream • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to desired liking

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Chef Lam Lum gives cooking class a taste of Asia Taste of Asia held another class in its cooking class series April 14, at the restaurant’s new location on Tamiami Trail. Chef Lam Lum taught more than 10 students how to prepare yellow curry during the class. The evening began with guests being treated to wine or beer along with Vietnam rolls and Lum-rolls for an appetizer. After preparing yellow curry that the students bagged up to take home to finish preparing for a later time, Chef Lum prepared Koor Mee Lao, a rice noodle dish, for the students to enjoy for dinner. Taste of Asia holds cooking classes every Monday. Call 9232742 for more information.  Taste of Asia’s Chef Lam Lum demonstrates how to properly prepare vegetables for yellow curry.

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More than 300 guests fashioned in white attire — many wearing white Tshirts with the hashtag #RescuesRock — joined in the foyer Thursday, April 17, at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota for the eighth annual Paws on the Catwalk luncheon. The event’s theme #RescuesRock was coined by Co-Chairs Alex Miller and Chris Voelker, who used the hashtag to bring more awareness to the event and encouraged those to post their photos while enjoying the afternoon and supporting the cause. “#RescuesRock was to promote the idea that adopting a shelter pet not only saves a life, but is a cool thing to do as well,” says Christen Benson, The Humane Society of Sarasota County’s director of marketing. The day began with pop-up shops and a silent auction in the foyer, offering merchandise from local boutiques. Guests shopped until the luncheon began, carrying their items around in the stylish

silver totes provided by Influence Style, and some stopped in the State Street Eating House’s “Mojito Lounge” to grab a refresher. Following lunch, Ken Sons emceed the live auction, which raised $25,000. The lucky winner of the “Make Your Pet a Superstar” item contributed $5,000, and gets to see their pet on the cover of The New Barker. Contributing $1,000, Samantha Jennen won the “Your New Best Friend” puppy auction, bringing home a new puppy and, as a surprise, a second puppy was offered in the auction — Jill Raleigh couldn’t resist the fluffy retriever mix and won the auction, contributing $1,300 to the cause. Even more notable than the success of those items: the “All Aboard a 61’ Yacht” item went for $10,000. DJ Jonathan Cortez dropped beats (and sang a few songs, too) during Influence Style’s spring runway show, which was a mix of fabulous fashions and adorable pups from the shelter.

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Back row: Betty Schoenbaum, Lillian Richman and Helen Sherman. Front row: Claire Love, Betty Schiff and birthday girl Bea Friedman.

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n event that’s new on the calendar offers a marvelous confluence of ways to be good to mothers — your own and others. It is “Treasures, Trinkets & Tea” May 9, at Hyatt Regency Sarasota. Billed as “an elegant afternoon of tea, fun and friendship,” it’s actually more than that. Much more. “Treasures, Trinkets & Tea” is a fundraiser for the Caregiving Center, home of Adult Day Services and the Caregiver Resource Center at the Friendship Center (formerly known as Senior Friendship Center). This is where Sarasotans looking after a parent or other family member who can no longer care for themselves turn for all kinds of help from adult day care to caregiver support groups. Anybody who has ever needed these services will tell you how invaluable they are. So in one afternoon you do many mothers a good service while you enjoy Champagne, caviar and sweet and savory treats … an accessory fashion

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Vicki Rollo, right, of Heart’s Desire Boutique will show jewelry of her own design and making such as the necklace ($150) she is wearing. Montana Taplinger’s stock from 530 Burns Gallery will include Upcycled Creations of recycled leather, from $55. show … and a marketplace featuring Mother’s Day gift ideas galore from Accessorize Boutique, A’Tu Jewelry and Clothing, Stella & Dot, Heart’s Desire, Park Lane Jewelry and 530 Burns Gallery. All in one place for $75. Tables are also available. For information and reservations, contact Cheryl Pilch at 556-3205.

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Newlyweds’ Easter … Family was on the agenda for both of Sarasota’s beautiful recent brides. Diana and Matt Buchanan scheduled church with the Kelly side at 9 a.m. and with the Buchanan side at 10:30 a.m., followed by brunch then back to the Kellys for Easter dinner. Whew! As Diana says, “… definitely a packed day but as long as we are together and with family, there is nowhere else in the world I would rather be.” Molly and Ethan Biter were headed for family Easter brunch at Michael’s on East (where else?) —- “the brunch we count down the days for every year,” as she says. The plan for Easter evening was to celebrate the 10th birthday of their mastiff, Bentley …

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aria Wirries is “almost family” to Bea Friedman, by virtue of having been discovered and nurtured by her daughter Ilene Friedman and son-in-law, Greg Gregory. In honor of the birthday gal, Wirries created, edited a karaoke track for and performed an impressive medley of tunes from long ago, including “Apple Blossom Time,” “There’ll

Be Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover” and “The Birth of the Blues.” Gregory shared the news that Wirries has been accepted to the highly competitive (as in 600 applicants for 12 places!) Musical Theatre program at Penn State. She will leave shortly after her 17th birthday on Aug. 12. An Audra McDonald in the making?

Annabelle’s first Easter … included a neighborhood Easter egg hunt. Any excuse will do to run a photo of Montana and Irwin Taplinger’s 9½-monthold daughter, here modeling a necklace her mom will be selling at the Friendship Center event May 9.

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outure is not an option for Jacqueline Morton — it’s a lifestyle. The Sarasota native, who was once a buyer in New York City, is no stranger to the likes of one-of-a-kind fashions. “When I was a young girl growing up in Sarasota, there was no place to buy clothes, so my mother had everything made,” says Morton, “Our aunt would send us Vogue from Boston, and we would see what we liked and have it made.” Not much has changed for the queen of couture, who continues to not only buy oneof-a-kind clothing, but also frequently has pieces altered and adjusted. Referring to herself as a “frustrated fashion designer,” Morton customizes everything, from redesigning shoes and clothes by adding this or taking

away that, to resizing them. “You do what you have to do,” she says. It’s only appropriate that such a marvelous wardrobe have a closet of the same caliber to hold (or more appropriately, display) the fine threads. BT spent an afternoon touring and admiring the contents of Morton’s exquisite custom-designed closet. THE CLOSET Dressed in her “everyday attire” — Ralph Lauren black pants, a white Brooks Brothers shirt (which she loves so much she buys them by the trunk load), a pink Alexander McQueen jacket and Louis Vuitton heels — Morton explains her vision for her closet. “I wanted one big room,” says Morton, whose husband, builder/

The luxurious dressing room has vintage Venetian mirrors, a colorful rug, artwork and bench seating. It’s a place where I can hang out with my friends, drink some Champagne, and try on things,” she says. Scarfs, necklaces and fascinators hang on the wall in Morton’s closet. Her handbags have a cabinet of their own — as do her evening bags. Christian Dior, Aquavialona and Lanvin gowns hang inside the wardrobe cabinets

architect David Morton, designed and built the closet for her 12 years ago. It has a large dressing room area, two glass shoecase cabinets and multiple sections of cabinets, shelves and clothing racks. Morton has the closet organized by type clothing and color. Handcrafted custom cabinetry, gilded and beveled glass doors, crown molding, Venetian mirrors and a crystal chandelier add to the elegance of it all. “It’s very feminine, very French,” says Morton, who wanted the closet to resemble a French boudoir. In the center of the room is the sitting area — a luxurious dressing room where the style maven can enjoy her fashions. “I’m back here a lot, it’s home to me,” she says. “When I come back from New York or a trip, the first thing I do is come to my closet.”

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// BLACK TIE: JUST MARRIED

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HOW THE COUPLE MET:

Lieutenant Commander Ethan Rahn Biter and Molly Michael Klauber met in 2012. It all started with cheese at the Gulf Coast Cheese Fest, which was co-founded by Molly. Ethan and his family decided to partake in a whole day of eating cheese and drinking wine at the local festival. Molly greeted his family with grace, but little did she know who she was dealing with — a family full of surprises and good times. The first surprise was a trip to Bern’s Steakhouse to celebrate Ethan’s brother, Jesse’s, birthday. To cause the utmost embarrassment for Ethan, his family did not hold back. From rolls being thrown across the restaurant, to the manager politely asking Molly to “quiet her party down,” the typical first date was surely on the opposite end of the spectrum. At the end of the date, and with no stone left unturned, they both knew they had found love at first date.

THE PROPOSAL:

On June 23, Ethan and Molly flew down to Staniel Cay, Bahamas, for a trip on a private cruise. One day while the other couples on the trip went for a mini fishing excursion, Ethan and Molly stayed behind and he asked her to join him on the bow of the boat so they could enjoy the beautiful sunset. When discussing their favorite moments of their relationship, Ethan noted that that exact moment was the ultimate. At that moment, he got down on one knee and proposed. The couple was married April 5, at The Ringling. A trumpet player

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The couple will travel to southern France and southern Italy in September. However, to kickoff their first week as newlyweds, Molly, Ethan and 28 of their friends and family set sail on a post-wedding cruise.

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led the bride and her father, Michael, down the aisle. Molly had given the groom a custom wood chip engraved in Morse code with “You are my Sunshine” and “I love you” to keep in his pocket the day of the wedding so he could “feel” her saying those things to him whenever he needed it. It tied into the “You are my Sunshine” played by the quartet during the wine ceremony. Following the ceremony, Molly and Ethan passed through a traditional sword arch. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres — including a table of wheels of cheese (Molly’s favorite) made to look like wedding cakes — on the second tier of the courtyard. Dinner took place on the final tier of the courtyard, where guests finished the night dancing to the sounds of Serenade of Souls — after the couple cut the cake (with Ethan’s sword).


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