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City approves $11.4 million garage Despite a price tag more than 50% higher than the original budget, commissioners granted final approval to the construction of the State Street parking garage at a meeting Monday.
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+ Raising the Barr TideWell Hospice honored veteran and longtime Sarasota resident Kenny Barr Thursday, April 10. Barr received the TideWell Honors pin for his service in the United States Air Force. Barr, the former owner of Sports Page Bar & Grill, served in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1969. A small group of close friends, including Barr’s mother, Edith, attended the ceremony.
+ Holocaust tribute Sarasota resident and Holocaust survivor Jack Brodman will light the memorial candle at this year’s Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Day Remembrance, hosted by Temple Beth Israel. The ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27. For more information, call 383-3428.
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After nearly 20 months of design work, construction on the State Street parking garage should finally begin next month. The project received a final blessing from the City Commission Monday, as commissioners approved the guaranteed maximum construction cost for the project. A.D. Morgan, the firm in charge of designing
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town Community Redevelopment Area funds. An additional $1.7 million will be allocated to the project via loans from the city’s fleet liability and workers compensation funds. Commissioners gave the project its final go-ahead in a 3-2 vote. Even those commissioners who voted
The Sarasota City Commission narrowly approved SEE GARAGE / PAGE 2A construction of the State Street garage Monday.
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spring breeze rocks the trees surrounding the Sarasota War Memorial. The sound of rustling leaves is audible over the soft din of traffic on nearby Bayfront Drive. The memorial was built in 1924 to honor Sarasota’s fallen doughboys from World War I and was moved from Five Points to its current location at Bayfront Park in 1954. Many of the engraved bronze names on the stone monument are from Vietnam and World War II, and have faded over the years. Peter Woodall’s name has begun to fade a little, too, but it still looks newer than the rest. His name is one of three included under, “Global War on Terrorism.” Elizabeth Woodall smiles as she walks up to the stone monument. She is a petite woman, with short jet-black hair. Her arms are filled with flowers, a small American flag, a photo of her son in his uniform and a teddy bear wearing a button with Peter’s face on it. She has on large sunglasses, for which she apologizes, explaining that her eyes are red from crying. She speaks in a Polish accent but with near-flawless grammar, only stumbling on her words when she is peri-
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and building the garage, determined the guaranteed maximum price to construct the garage is about $10.6 million. That total brings the overall cost of the project to $11.4 million, a $4.1 million increase from the original budgeted cost of $7.2 million. City staff explained the additional costs would be partially covered by down-
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Seven years after his death in Iraq, the pain and pride of Marine Peter Woodall’s family and friends have not faded.
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John Moran, a leading advocate for the creation of a downtown circulator transit system, believes the program could serve as a financial boon for Sarasota businesses.
Dennis Abbey, owner of Lectric Limos, stands outside of the Palm Avenue parking garage before driving an electric car through a proposed downtown circulator route. Abbey’s car is the first tested vehicle that could last for a 12-hour workday without recharging. their guests back and forth,” Grosskreutz said. “They’d certainly be thrilled to participate in this if something came back on board, but not necessarily interested in contributing financially.” Leslie Power, general manager of Hotel Indigo, said she did feel there was a demand for a circulator vehicle. She envisioned a more ambitious route than the one Moran outlined, one traveling to landmarks such as Mote Marine or the Ringling Museum. Although her vision differed from the most prominent current proposal, she encouraged Moran to move forward with his efforts. “I think we have to start somewhere, and, ideally, we do get a circulator in place,” Power said. “If it’s just the downtown area, — John hopefully there’s potential to grow it out to St. Armands, Lido Beach, Siesta Beach, and we look at ways to alleviate traffic congestion.” Chris Levine, Hyatt Regency Sarasota’s director of sales and marketing, said the
circulator wasn’t essential to the hotel, since it has its own shuttles. Still, he said, it would be nice to have the option to offer customers more frequent service, particularly during the height of season. Grosskreutz agreed with Moran about the potential economic power of the downtown circulator, though she believed the benefit may come from a different place. Grosskreutz thinks the circulator would be an attractive option for people wanting to shop without having to deal with the hassles of finding a space or moving their cars after two hours. By stopping at downtown parking garages, she said the circulator would allow people to leave their car behind and still move about downtown. “I think the demand Moran is more on the retailer’s side,” Grosskreutz said. “The desire is, once people park in one of the garages, is there an easy way to get to upper Main or down on Palm?” Last Thursday’s test drive of a Lectric
“We will expose people to parts of the city, views of the city that they may not have been exposed to before.”
Limo electric car was cut short due to rain, but Moran said the vehicle had an extrapolated range of 83 miles — more than enough to cover the 12-hour route. After Moran believes he’s found the correct vehicle, his next challenge will be financing the project. Currently, Moran is planning to divide the expenditures into two areas. The first would be the fixed costs: leasing, insuring and maintaining the vehicles. Moran estimates those costs would be around $115,000 annually, and that a city entity such as the Downtown Improvement District would be able to cover that expense. Moran said a private entity would manage and pay for the operations of the circulator. He’s hoping to find an entrepreneur willing to take on the challenge. He said an interested party could sell advertising space and rent out the vehicles in exchange for hiring and training drivers. However it gets done, Moran thinks downtown stakeholders should be determined to get a circulator in place — if not for the added convenience, then for the potential financial benefits. “For the downtown business community, this is an economic development opportunity,” Moran said.
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On the morning of April 17, John Moran rode in a circle around downtown for nearly two hours, a ritual he had participated in or kept a watchful eye on two other times in the preceding three months. After he was done with the ride — a test drive, of sorts — Moran still had no way of knowing if the six-seat electric vehicle was what he needed. Still, he was optimistic he might be one step closer to establishing a circulator route to transport people throughout Sarasota’s downtown. Moran, the operating manager of the city’s Downtown Improvement District, is one of the leading advocates for a downtown circulator transit system. His first goal is to find a vehicle that can last the course of a proposed 12-hour workday without needing to be recharged. That’s necessary for the type of hyper-efficient system Moran has envisioned: one that picks up passengers every five minutes along Main Street, Palm Avenue and at adjacent hotels. One reason a downtown circulator is necessary, Moran says, is because of the quantity of large pedestrian generators near the bayfront. These attractions, such as Marina Jack or the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, are just far enough that some residents and visitors are reluctant to walk from them to the downtown core. To eliminate that reluctance, he believes the city has to not only provide a transit option to pedestrians, but also make that transit option extremely convenient. Under Moran’s proposed circulator system, all the passengers would have to do is find a stop and wait no more than five minutes. “They know they can conveniently get throughout downtown without any thinking, without planning, without any parking uncertainty,” Moran said. “That’s what the benefit of such a system is.” By reducing barriers to the downtown area and encouraging increased movement, Moran believes businesses will see an uptick in traffic. “We will expose people to parts of the city, views of the city that they may not have been exposed to before,” Moran said. “This can be an economic development generator for downtown.” Moran points to figures from the city that estimate current planned downtown hotels will, in total, be able to generate an additional 100,000 visitors annually. He believes that, if those visitors can get around the city with ease, downtown businesses stand to benefit greatly. Although the proposed route is specifically designed to target downtown hotels, Visit Sarasota County Managing Director Stephanie Grosskreutz questioned whether the existing hotels would be interested in covering the costs of a downtown circulator. “The Hyatt and the Ritz already shuttle
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Palm Avenue businesses seek support from city Some Palm Avenue merchants have expressed concerns about the business environment in the area, but the city believes activity is trending upward.
Doug Gourley, owner of As Good As It Gets, says the city has ignored his inquiries about the installation of wayfinding for Palm Avenue. City Manager Tom Barwin agreed that wayfinding has to be approached on a citywide scale. Barwin said a frequent concern from city residents is too much sign clutter, so the city has proceeded with caution on that front. Barwin said, anecdotally, he’s seen an uptick in pedestrian activity over the past year and a half along Palm Avenue. He points to street-improvement projects undertaken last year as evidence of the city’s commitment to the area, and more landscape upgrades are
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Ken Taksen, owner of M.L. Gosling gift gallery and vice president of the Palm Avenue Merchants Association, has also been critical of the city. He said that constant construction — such as the in-season installation of a roundabout at Palm and Ringling Boulevard — has hampered economic activity. Taksen said that, over the eight years his store has been in business, he has yet to see a return on his investment. As repairs began on Dolphin Tower last month — which Palm merchants said started without warning — Taksen made his concerns clear. “We can ill afford yet another disruption to what should be a great business environment on Palm,” Taksen said at a March meeting of the Downtown Improvement District. Downtown Economic Development Coordinator Norm Gollub said the city has not been looking into foot traffic in individual areas of the city. When it comes to Palm Avenue specifically, Gollub said he hasn’t heard many complaints about a lack of activity. He agreed that a wayfinding system would be helpful, but believes a holistic — and deliberate — approach is necessary. “The city is working its way through the various hitches that have to be untied with FDOT to make it happen,” Gollub said.
Many merchants along Palm Avenue like to think their stores sit on the nicest street in the city, but, for some, that hasn’t produced the type of business they imagined when they opened up shop. Doug Gourley, owner of As Good As It Gets, has reached out to the city twice over the past two months regarding the installation of a wayfinding system to guide pedestrians to the Palm Avenue shopping area. The city has been working on instituting wayfinding signage for the better part of a decade, and Gourley was miffed that nothing has been done — and that he hasn’t heard back from the city. Gourley said business has been sluggish, and he believes it’s partially because residents and visitors are not aware of the shopping opportunities along Palm Avenue. He said the city has done a great job promoting Main Street and St. Armands Circle, but when it comes to Palm, he feels it has dropped the ball. What’s more concerning to him, based on the lack of response, is that he believes there’s no sense of urgency from the city to respond to business owners’ issues. “If it doesn't improve within another 10 to 12 months, I'll be out of business,” Gourley said. “This is not playtime — this is how people feed their children and pay their mortgages.”
Barwin said the city was open to hearing ideas from business owners, but, from his perspective, Palm Avenue is headed in the right direction. “It’s a gorgeous, beautiful area of our downtown,” Barwin said. Eileen Hampshire, owner of Art To Walk On and a member of the city’s Downtown Improvement District, agreed things were improving. She said this year was the best for business in the seven years her shop has been open. Still, she doesn’t think the city can be credited for fostering activity along Palm Avenue. “I don’t think the city is actively trying to help the business environment,” Hampshire said. “I don’t think they’re even thinking about it.” Hampshire said she felt the special events along Palm Avenue only served to distract shoppers from the businesses in the area, steering them instead to non-local vendors. Hampshire’s preeminent concern is the parking situation, saying that the streets fill before 10 a.m. even if nobody is shopping. She thinks a well implemented paid-parking program could actually help business in the area. Even though Hampshire thinks more can be done to promote the shopping district and encourage activity, her assessment of the environment is still more good than bad. “I don’t think it’s as dire as some people might say,” Hampshire said.
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McKim and Creed, the engineering firm in charge of completing the Lift Station 87 project, has put a price tag on the cost of overcoming the various problems that have affected the project over the past six years: $27.1 million. At Monday’s City Commission meeting, representatives from McKim and Creed presented an updated cost estimate for completing the project. Although Lift Station 87 is largely in place in Luke Wood Park, recently discovered errors by the previous engineers require significant reconstruction, according to city staff. To date, $13.4 million has been spent or obligated toward the lift station project, $8.9 million of which was spent before McKim and Creed took over in August. The estimated remaining expenses to finish the lift station total $13.7 million. The city is pursuing litigation against the previous engineers to recover some costs. The project’s original budget was $12.5 million, with an expected completion date in December 2011. In January, the projected cost was roughly $21 million. Despite the issues, Utilities Director Mitt Tidwell told the commission that it made sense to proceed with the current site. “We've already invested in the site, and some portion is reusable,” Tidwell said. “Some we'll have to modify, and some we'll have to replace. It's where we are.” With a consent order in place to upgrade the city’s wastewater management system by April 2016 — including replacing the aging Lift Station 7, as Lift Station 87 is designed to do — commissioners were largely focused on overcoming the issues at the
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The Sarasota County Commission agreed Tuesday to consider extending the sunset date of a special-event permit available to restaurants and bars within the Siesta Key Overlay District. The permit allows outdoor events during pre-approved holidays. County commissioners unanimously approved a measure to authorize a public hearing to consider extending the ordinance, pushing back its expiration date from June 8, 2014, to June 8, 2016. Tuesday's measure also waived the requirement for a Planning Commission public hearing and the requirement for an Economic Impact Statement (EIS). The temporary-use permit dates back to 2011, when county staff worked with representatives from the Siesta Key Association, the Siesta Key Merchants Association, the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce and Siesta neighborhood associations to develop the ordinance, which specified major holidays for which temporary permits may be issued, within designated hours. The ordinance had an initial sunset date of June 8, 2012, which was one year from the date of approval. The commission subsequently extended it for two years. On Tuesday, the County Commission also considered expanding the holidays covered in the ordinance to include Halloween. Since its 2011 adoption, no temporary-use permits have been issued under
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Why Jeb Bush will win Rand Paul cannot win. Hillary Clinton — you can see he is creating the electoral will not win. Jeb Bush will. environment for the thread to continue: If history is a good predictor — and it Voters won’t tolerate a continuation of is, because history repeats — those three these policies. Out with the Democratic statements should ultimately prove to be White House, in with a Republican. accurate. But it must be the right Republican. Start with history. If you look at the And that’s certainly not Rand Paul. accompanying box, you can see a comFor one, as a lady friend tells us, he needs mon thread running through the voting of to do something about his hair. The curlythe American electorate. In seven Qs simply do not look presidential. presidential elections since 1932, But the biggest obstacle is foreign American voters have shown an inpolicy. In his avowed libertarian tolerance for egregious or incompeview — that we have no business tent behavior and lousy economic interfering in the affairs of others conditions. and that use of military is never the Hoover: Voters blamed him for way to settle disputes — he runs the Great Depression. (History has aground on the overwhelming view shown Hoover had a lot of accomof Americans. Which is: a strong plices in the collapse of the U.S. defense and an active role in the economy — mainly gross mismanworld. Lead from the front, always. agement of monetary policy at the Federal Paul cannot win — not because we fear Reserve Bank and Congress’ adoption, him; because voters won’t elect him. with Hoover’s signature of the destructive Mrs. Clinton will not win because she Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act.) Lousy economy; will be running at the wrong time. Voters and a perception of incompetence. will have had their fill of Obama and the Johnson: Lyndon Johnson’s political misDemocratic Party’s other tyrannical dictamanagement of the Vietnam War created a tor, Senate President Harry Reid. Her party cauldron of discontent. On top of that, doz- affiliation paints her the tarnish of others’ ens of race riots erupted in American cities egregious, bad behavior, not to mention after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther her own. It does matter. King Jr. Voters blamed Johnson — his inThat brings us to Bush — Jeb. competence. So they took out their frustraGet over the dynasty thing. Americans tion on Johnson’s successor-to-be, Hubert should be all right with that. We have all Humphrey, and elected Richard Nixon. seen — in spite of what the policies of Bush Nixon: Put him in the category of egreI and Bush II were — the Bush family is giously intolerable behavior. extraordinarily likable. By Republicans and Carter: Gross incompetence and a lousy Democrats alike. Surely you’ve read how economy. Bill Clinton and Bush I have bonded so Bush I: He could have won re-election, closely Clinton sees the eldest statesman but he fell victim to a weak economy and as a father figure. Barbara Bush said on nafor breaking the promise of “no new taxes.” tional TV: “I love Bill Clinton.” Bush II is as Clinton/Gore: Although Bill Clinton govgenuine as your favorite pair of old jeans. erned as an acceptable moderate, his skirtBut of all the Bush politicians, Jeb Bush chasing dominated the news cycles. His is the smartest. If you remember back to bad behavior behind closed doors carried 1999, there was a common refrain: The over into dislike for his successor, Al Gore. wrong Bush was running for president. Bush II: The collapse of the economy Jeb Bush has proven his competence — and discontent with war — paved the — two terms as a successful governor of way for the “hope and change” of Barack Florida. He has succeeded in business. And Obama. he has a nuclear weapon: He can The one exception so far and will win the Hispanic vote. to the bad behavior and bad While Jeb Bush is often viewed DROP OFF economy thread has been as a moderate conservative, too YOUR FOOD Obama. Given the state of liberal for the hard right, those the economy in 2012 and his who know will tell you his bone performance in office (“Fast marrow is teeming with the and furious,” Benghazi, doucells of free-market capitalism, bling of U.S. debt, explosion individual freedom and limited in food stamps, passage of government. It really is in his Obamacare and on and on), DNA. he should have lost in 2012. But he is also a pragmatist To be sure, his performance about life and politics. didn’t earn him a second And that is what Americans Don’t forget the term. like in a president — a strong Campaign Against Chalk that victory to a leader who can work with othSummer Hunger. forgiving American electorers. Sure, the strident lovers of Take your nonate and a weak Republican liberty and defenders of our perishable food candidate. Founders want the principles of and cash donaBut considering what has a Rand Paul. But they must actions for All Faiths transpired since the 2012 cept this reality: Americans don’t Food Bank to any election — Obama’s feckless, like to swing quickly to extremes. Sarasota County embarrassing handling of If libertarian Republicans fire stations or foreign affairs; Obamacare; want the White House, they need Goodwill store or and his dictator-like disrea proven candidate with wide donation center. gard for the Constitution appeal. That’s why Jeb Bush will — and no signs of changing win.
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ELECTIONS WHEN VOTERS CHANGED PRESIDENT’S PARTY
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 throws 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 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: The Sarasota Observer welcomes letters on current, local topics. Please email them to Deputy Executive Editor Jessica Luck at jluck@ yourobserver.com. Letters pertaining to local issues receive priority. Letters may be edited for grammar and space, and must include writer’s full name and address.
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APRIL 17 DANCE LIKE NOBODY’S SHOPPING 9:09 a.m. — 1400 block of First Street. Other Disorderly Conduct. An older woman was reportedly causing a disturbance in a grocery store by dancing around and bothering customers. The woman was gone when officers arrived and could not be found in the area.
APRIL 19 CONFLICT RESOLUTION 2:51 a.m. — 1900 block of Main Street. Dispute/Fight. Two men reportedly got into an argument at a bar that turned physical. They were both intoxicated, and officers determined it was a mutual combat situation. Officers reported that neither man wanted to press charges, and that they spoke and worked out their issues with one another.
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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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“It’s like planting a seed in the ground. When you teach children about diversity from a young age, and that it doesn’t matter what race or religion someone comes from, it will help eliminate those boundaries of discrimination ...” ments — it’s something that interests him. “It interested me because I’m an actor, and, in my industry, there are all sorts of people,” he says. “It doesn’t matter what background someone comes from, and that shouldn’t stop anyone from working with anyone or being friends with them. It’s a message I hope to help spread.” As a docent, Greco leads children on field trips through the exhibit and discusses the art and overall theme with them. “Some of the best art we get is actually from children,” says Executive Director Michael Shelton. “They don’t have the same filters and pre-
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WOODALL / FROM PAGE 1A odically overcome with sadness and has to pause, wipe away the tears, catch her breath and continue. At the base of the memorial, Woodall begins to arrange the items she brought. A middle-aged couple walking by stops to watch. They stay back and out of the way, obeying some invisible buffer. The woman reaches for her male companion’s hand when Woodall kisses her fingers and reaches out to touch her son’s bronze name. The couple tentatively circles around the memorial. Their gazes drift between the names on the monument and the grieving mother. They don't say anything and walk away slowly, holding hands, looking back a few times. “He was my baby,” Woodall says, cradling a photo of Peter in his Marine dress blues. “You know, people tell me I’m strong. But I don’t think I am, really. Some days I want to pull my hair out and just scream, ‘Why!’ People tell me I’ll get better and move on. But I don’t know. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able.”
... Sgt. Peter Woodall, a 25-yearold Marine and 2000 Riverview High School grad, was killed April 28, 2007, in Anbar Province, Iraq, while trying to destroy an enemy IED. His wife, Joanne, was living in Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, with their 3-year-old son, Jacob, at the time. Elizabeth Woodall vividly remembers the day Peter died. She was at work when she received a phone call from her husband, Richard. He was crying and only able to tell her she needed to
President Barack Obama walks past Peter Woodall’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. come home. She began to fear the unthinkable; she pressed Richard to explain what was the matter. And then he told her that her son had been killed in Iraq. “I left my stuff at work and ran to my car, and I never drove as fast as I did that day,” Woodall says. “I was screaming and crying, and I couldn’t believe what was happening … I saw that car at my house, with the two Marines in their uniforms there to tell me what happened to my baby, and I told them to go away. I told them ‘No, go away.’ I wanted to jump from the sky to bring him back to me.” Seven years later, the pain of Woodall’s loss is inescapable. She has tried to make a scrapbook out of some her son’s old photos and letters, but every time she opens the box with his things, she breaks down crying. The most lasting legacy of Peter’s life, however, is not the grief
he left behind, but the inspirational way in which he lived. Woodall beams with pride when she talks about Peter. She describes a picture she took of him as a toddler; he’s standing tall in his underwear, saluting like a soldier. “He was so little,” Woodall says. “He said, ‘Mommy, I want to be somebody. I want to be a Marine.’” Woodall moved with her children to the U.S. from Poland when Peter was 8 years old. Life in America was a struggle. Woodall was a single mother who could barely speak English and had a hard time finding a job. She says Peter matured quickly and became a “papa” to his little sister, Katie. Despite the hard times, Woodall says her children grew up with strong values and developed a deep sense of patriotism for their adopted country, which inspired them to both join the military (Katie was a student at Sarasota Mili-
tary Academy when Peter died). When Woodall eventually remarried, Peter took the last name of his stepfather, Richard Woodall. Peter’s best friend from high school, Wes Boland, remembers him as a prankster who loved to play paintball and knew how to have fun — but who also showed the qualities of a soldier from a young age. “He was a good leader,” Boland says. “He had that demeanor about himself. People wanted to be around him — he looked the part, too.” Peter first deployed to Iraq as an infantryman and was wounded by shrapnel, for which he received a Purple Heart. He briefly considered leaving the military to join the Florida Highway Patrol, but ultimately decided to stay in the Marines, joining the ranks of one of the military’s most dangerous professions — Explosive Ordinance Disposal, or EOD. Things were different for Peter during his second deployment. His prior combat experience left a more realistic appreciation for the dangers he would be facing. And, this time, he would be leaving behind a wife and child. “The most nervous I ever saw him was the last time I ever saw him alive,” Boland says. “It was in his driveway right before he left for Iraq. He knew he had some close calls over there, and he was definitely worried.” Woodall said her worry for Peter consumed her while he was in Iraq. She would sleep with her cell phone under her pillow and was constantly glued to the news. “He was on my mind every moment,” she says. “I would say prayers to please protect my baby … but he never came back.”
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Peter is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The Sarasota War Memorial has become the rallying point for his family and friends to pay tribute. Boland, now 34, visits the memorial on special events such as Peter’s birthday, July 1, or Memorial Day. He remains close with the Woodall family. He has Peter’s paintball gun and mask displayed on the wall in his living room as a reminder of his fallen friend. “There’s rarely a day that goes by that I don't think about him,” Boland says. “He’s my hero.” Joanne and Jacob Woodall now live in Pensacola. Katie Woodall, who has been in the Army for 10 years, is currently stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Woodall says her daughter recently confessed she still cries whenever she looks at Peter’s picture, but says, “Mommy, I'm going to do everything so that Pete would be proud of me. I'm going to try to make him proud of his sister.” Seven years after his death, Woodall has found the strength to talk about her son, who maintains a constant presence in her life. She wears a necklace with an engraved picture of Peter and a metal bracelet engraved with his name and the date of his death. Woodall tries to visit the Sarasota War Memorial about every week to place fresh flowers under her son’s engraved name. She can feel his presence there, she says, and spending time beside his name makes her feel a little less sad. “He said he wanted to serve his country and do something for other people,” she says, fighting through her tears. “We are very proud of him.”
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The Out-of-Door Academy junior Tre Gregory cleared 14 feet, 6 inches to finish second in the pole vault at the Class 1A-Region 3 meet April 17 and earn a berth in the Class 1 track and field finals May 2.
The Sarasota Scullers Girls Freshman Quad defended its gold medal at the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association Sculling Championships April 12 and April 13, at Nathan Benderson Park.
The Riverview High boys track team scored 171 points to win the Class 4A-District 8 meet April 17, at Booker High.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
sailing by Jen Blanco | Sports Editor
Bound for Nationals The Pine View School and Sarasota High sailing teams will compete in the Mallory Fleet Race National High School Championship May 9 through May 11.
SARASOTA — Jack Famiglietti gazes out over the water and begins making the necessary adjustments and calculations. The Sarasota High senior sailing captain notes the wind speed, the water’s overall choppiness and the temperature, among other factors, before setting sail. It may seem like an ordinary practice for the Sarasota High sailing team at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, but Famiglietti knows it’s moments like these that will prepare the team for what lies ahead. Famiglietti was a freshman the last time SaraPINE VIEW sota qualified for the MalSCHOOL TEAM lory Fleet Race National Zachary Jordan High School ChampionLouisa Nordstrom ship. At the time, FamiNick Hernandez glietti spent half of his Garrett Lawlor time on land as an alternate watching the Sailors SARASOTA race to a seventh-place HIGH TEAM finish. Jack Famiglietti Now, the captain of Nico Schultz Sarasota’s A Fleet is hopJasmine Dahlby ing to top the Sailors’ perAudrey Scanlon formance three years ago during this year’s national championship May 9 through May 11, in San Diego. “It’s a big deal,” Famiglietti says of qualifying for the national championship. “Having been before, I know what the competition is like. In my opinion, it’s one of the hardest regattas. “This time, I’m going to be sailing a lot more, so I’ll have a lot more energy invested in it the whole time.” Famiglietti and his Sarasota teammates, including Nico Schultz, Jasmine Dahlby and Audrey Scanlon, qualified for Mallory Fleet Race National High School Championship after finishing third at the SAISA Southeastern District Championship March 29 and March 30, in Sunbury, Ga. The team competed against teams from across the Southeastern U.S. and the Virgin Islands, including Pine View School, which also is part of the Sarasota Youth Sailing Program. Pine View finished second at the regatta to qualify for the national championship, as well. The two teams competed in seven regattas this season as part of the South Point series, which Pine View won. At the end of the series, the top seven teams from the South and the top seven teams from the North across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and the Virgin Islands advance to the district championships. Of those 14 teams, the topfour teams qualify for the national championships. “Districts is the culmination of a year of hard work,” Pine View sailor Zachary Jordan says. “You’ve worked a whole year for this; so, if you don’t make it here, it’s a big letdown. We won the South Point (series); so going into the regatta, we expected to do well.” “You sail all year to finish well at districts,” coach Andrew Jones says. “It’s a really highpressure regatta. Everything is riding on it because it’s the last qualifier.” Pine View, which includes Jordan, Nick Hernandez, Louisa Nordstrom and Garrett Lawlor, and Sarasota are two of 20 teams from across the nation that will compete in this year’s national championship. “I’m just looking forward to the opportunity to prove ourselves in a more challenging environment,” Jordan says. Both teams have been to the national cham-
The Pine View School and Sarasota High sailing teams are both part of the Sarasota Youth Sailing Program. pionship before but never at the same time. Sarasota Military Academy, which trains alongside Pine View and Sarasota, also made it to the district championship this season. The Sarasota Youth Sailing Program is unique in that four different schools, including Pine View, Sarasota, SMA and Riverview, all practice together. With roughly 18 boats on the water at any given practice, the sailors are able to treat every practice like their own mini regatta. “We might not have the biggest team, but we have more competition because we’ll race against each other,” Jones says. “I would say we have the best team in Florida.” “A lot of teams have enough sailors to (switch off and on),” Jones says. “These guys don’t have
that luxury. They have to be mentally prepared for every race. They have to get right back in there. It’s different, but there’s nothing we can do about it but grit our teeth and keep going.” During the national championship, Pine View and Sarasota’s A and B Fleets both will sail roughly 20 races each. The A Fleet will sail two races before coming back in and turning the boat over to the B Fleet. The A and B Fleets will then be added together to give each school its total score. “Sailing is one of the few sports where you have to be physically involved with the boat, mentally prepared and tactically (sound),” Jones says. “It takes a special kind of person to race sailboats. These guys work really hard to make it go fast.”
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
by Jen Blanco | Sports Editor
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Australia’s Kyrgios captures the SHS Lady Sailors’ men’s singles Sarasota Open title season ends with 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
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Sarasota’s SarahBeth Wengerd scored the Lady Sailors’ lone run of the game.
The No. 3 seed Sarasota High softball team saw its season come to an end with a 9-1 loss to No. 2 seed Lakewood Ranch in the Class 7A-District 10 semifinals April 15. Clarissa Lynch pitched onethird of an inning, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk, before turning the ball over to Brittany Bendel. Bendel allowed seven runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out four. SaraBeth Wengerd went 2-for3 with a walk and a run scored to lead the way for Sarasota at the plate.
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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. 7-5, 5-7, 10-6 to win the doubles title. Ukraine’s Elizaveta Ianchuk defeated the United States’ Jeda Daniel 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 colorful and original works from local and national artisans at the Tennis Gardens. The event offered Sarasota Open attendees a break filled with paintings, jewelry, pottery and sculptures. For more information about the 2014 Sarasota Open, including a complete list of tournament participants and results, visit sarasotaopen.org.
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The Out-of-Door Academy girls lacrosse team defeated St. Stephen’s 10-5 to win the District 16 championship April 17. Lexi Myers scored three goals to lead the way for the Lady Thunder. Kimmy Comito added two goals and three assists. Tess Siciliano had two goals. Taylor Albano had two goals and two assists. Adelaide Mahler added a goal. Abby Banner recorded 11 saves.
+ Suncoast Tennis League wraps up season More than 320 players from the Suncoast Tennis League attended an awards luncheon April 9, at the Meadows Country Club, to wrap up the 2013-14 season. Guests enjoyed professional clinics followed by an awards ceremony for the champions and finalists in the 16 divisions, ranging in ages from 50 to 80. Champions and finalists include: • 50-1 Payne Park Cardinal (champions), El Con Crimson (finalists) • 60-1 Payne Park Blue (champions), El Con Red (finalists) • 70-1 Payne Park White (champions), Jacaranda White (finalists) • 75-1 Longboat Pub. Maroon (champions), Payne Park Maroon (finalists) • 80-1 Jacaranda Platinum (champions), Longboat Pub. Platinum (finalists) The Suncoast Tennis League comprises more than 1,600 senior men from
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The Serendipity Racquet Club went 4-1 to win the women 7.0 division of the 2014 USTA Florida 65 and Over League Sectionals April 11 through April 13, at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach. Serendipity went 4-1, finishing ahead of Indian River County, The Boulevard Tennis Club and Vero Beach to win the title. Championship players include: Julie Harris (captain), Elizabeth Dale, Karen Ingrando, Anna Losey, Beverly Bollman, Lorraine Lynn, Nancy Sneed, Suzanne Brosnan, Helga Williamson, Jill Bressler, Carol Larocca, Marilyn Snodell and Linda Long.
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Madison Shaw Track and Field The Out-of-Door Academy
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The Out-of-Door Academy’s Maria Ross and Mary Ann Rompf both captured tennis state titles at the FHSAA Class 1A championship. Ross, who was the No. 1 seed in the individual state tournament, defeated Westminster Academy’s Courtney Meredith 6-2, 6-3 to win the individual singles title April 17, becoming the first ODA tennis player since Caroline Dailey to win a singles state title. Ross then teamed up with Rompf to win the doubles state championship. Ross and Rompf, who were the No. 1 seed, defeated Oxbridge Academy’s Rachel Bercovitch and Sophia Chavarria 6-2, 6-1. As the individual state champions, Ross and Rompf advanced to play for the overall state championship April 18. Ross defeated Ransom Everglades’ Allegra Hanlon 3-6, 6-1, 10-7 to win the overall singles title. She and Rompf then defeated Hanlon and Daniela Lopez 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 to win the overall doubles title.
The place Shaw finished in the finals of the 100-meter hurdles at last year’s state championships.
The number of goals The Out-of-Door Academy boys lacrosse team scored against Sarasota Military Academy April 15 to advance to the District 25 championship April 17.
The number of events in which the Riverview High boys and girls track teams finished in the top four at the Class 4A-District 8 meet to advance to the Class 4A-Region 3 meet April 23.
The number of runs the Sarasota Christian baseball team scored in its Class 2A-District 9 semifinal game versus Donahue Catholic School of Ave Maria April 21.
The number of points the Sarasota High boys track team scored to win the Class 3ADistrict 10 meet April 16.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
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Tykes enjoy Big Truck Day at Twin Lakes Park.
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Raphaelle Clement meets the Easter Bunny.
Families enjoy egg-cellent morning on Siesta Beach. Siesta Key Village hosted its annual Easter Party Saturday, at Beach Access 5. The party included a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny, face painting, an egg hunt and a visit from the fire station and sheriff’s office.
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Oliver Smith makes a beeline for the eggs.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
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Sarasota Christian School students competed in the school’s Blazer Olympics March 28. Kindergarten through fifth-grade students were split into blue and gold teams and played games such as tug-of-war and track and field sports. After a day of cheering, the gold team won by one point.
On April 8, Pine View School came roaring to life during its Roaring ’20s simulation. Antique cars were parked on campus as suffragettes marched by yelling, “Mr. President, we want to vote!” In addition, there was a speakeasy that students could visit, that is, if they didn’t run into one of Al Capone’s henchmen. Flappers also took center stage as they conducted their Charleston flash mob in the gymnasium. Overall, the students enjoyed reliving history. — Shelby Schwartz
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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Bay Haven School of Basics Plus When Bay Haven School of Basics Plus parents Brooke Cherry and Kerri Scolardi wanted to boost recycling at their children’s school, the two came up with a monstrous plan — to introduce to students two recycling bins dressed as monsters. “We needed a fun way for the kids to be involved, so I figured making a bin a monster,” says Scolardi. In January, with the support of the school’s Green Team, Cherry and Scolardi placed a trial bin in the school’s cafeteria. After 11 days, the demo bin saved about 650 pieces of trash from going into a landfill. Since then, two new permanent recycling bins decorated as monsters have been inHarriet Sokmensuer stalled. The two have collected more than Kerri Scolardi and Brooke Cherry 2,500 pieces of trash. difficult-to-recycle items, picks up the The bins, named Sir Snacks-A-Lot and Queen Gulps-A-Lot, school’s recycled items. Cherry and Scolardi say they are happy collect specific items that counties do not normally recycle, such as salty snack bags, to see students enjoy protecting the envidrink pouches and energy bar wrappers. ronment. “It’s a win for the environment, the Last month, the bins collected 15 pounds school and for the children learning of potato chip bags. TerraCycle, an upcycling and recycling about recycling,” said Cherry. — Harriet Sokmensuer company that collects and repurposes
HIGH NOTES The Sarasota Music Club has awarded eight music students a combined $19,000 in 2014 music scholarship support. The money will go toward the students’ future music studies at college. Soprano Maria Wirries, viola payer Philip Hall and violinist Natash Snyder received $3,000 each. Flautist Sara Morich received a $2,500 scholarship. Baritone saxophonist Ryan Brown, cellist Logan Knutson and percussionist Nick McConnaughey received $2,000 each. Pianist Cindy Grimes received a $1,500 scholarship. The winners will perform at the Sarasota Music Club’s Scholarship Awards Luncheon May 3.
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Sarasota County hosted its 18th annual Big Truck Day Saturday, at Twin Lakes Park. The free event invited families to climb aboard vehicles of all sizes and shapes, including fire trucks, monster trucks and city buses. Easter eggs were hidden on the grounds and in the vehicles for children to find, and the Easter Bunny handed out sweets. Reagan Spohn stands next to a big wheel.
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and craftsmen as well as live music and a green market with exotic plants, home goods and gourmet items. “It’s not your normal art show,” says event coordinator Howard Alan. “Siesta Fiesta is an institution. It’s fun whether you’re young or old.” Ocean Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic from Canal Road to Beach Road during the festival.
Siesta Fiesta returns to Siesta Key Village for its 36th year Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. For two days, art enthusiasts can explore work by artists from Sarasota and around the country. Artists will showcase work in a variety of sizes and mediums, from paintings to ceramics, photography and more. The art festival, which Siesta Key merchants Lorry Eible, of Foxy Lady, and Louise Chappel, of Rainforest, started as a sidewalk art show, attracts art enthusiasts from around the world. The low-key show first started in 1972 with 12 local artists as a way to raise money for beautification and awareness of the sleepy beach village. By the late ’70s, the number of artists more than doubled, and the art show took over Ocean Boulevard. Since then, Siesta Fiesta has become a destination for families and individuals interested in art and fun activities. This year’s festival will feature 250 artists
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FRIDAY, APRIL 25 AND SATURDAY APRIL 26
Bark at Dark — runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at Main Street Traders, 1468 Main St. Enjoy an evening of fun, refreshments and cigars to benefit the animal nonprofit Donte’s Den. For more information and to RSVP, call 373-0475.
Arbor Day — runs from 8 a.m. to noon Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road. The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is hosting two events to celebrate Arbor Day: Tree School (Friday) and Value of Trees and Pruning for Tree Health (Saturday). Both events are educational and interactive. A commemorative tree planting will be held following the Saturday class. For more information, call 861-5000.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, TO SUNDAY, APRIL 27
32nd annual Suncoast Boat Show — runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Marina Jack, 2 Marina Plaza. Hundreds of boats including personal watercraft, center consoles, cruisers, motor yachts and sport fishers will be on display at this three-day show. Admission is $12 at the gate or $10 online and free for children under 15. For more information, visit ShowManagement.com.
by Harriet Sokmensuer | Community Editor
Sarasota residents collect trash from Lido Beach Beach-lovers celebrated Earth Day at Whole Foods Market’s Sunset Beach Cleanup Tuesday, on South Lido Beach. Volunteers spent two hours cleaning the beach and park before enjoying healthy snacks the market provided. “I love the beach, and I like it clean,” says Shirin Desai-Gibson. Shirin Desai-Gibson tries to help collect trash every couple of months.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
March of Dimes March for Babies — takes place at 7 a.m. at J.D. Hamel Park, at Main Street and U.S. 41. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the opening ceremony starting at 8 a.m. Raise money for March of Dimes by walking the 3.7-mile waterfront route. Visit marchforbabies.org. Run to Remember 5K for Alzheimer’s — takes place at 7:30 a.m. at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road. Race in a 5K or walk 1 mile for Alzheimer’s. The event includes a kids tent with clowns and healthy snacks. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. with the 5K starting at 7:30 a.m. and 1-mile walk at 7:40 a.m. Visit PinesRunToRemember.org. Tai Chi Day — runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Siesta Key Beach. Celebrate tai chi and qi gong with this free event. For more information, call (508) 380-0449. Piano Friends Recital — takes place at 1:30 p.m. at Louies Modern, 1289 N.
Bridget Insinna has been helpoing clean beaches for almost 10 years.
Palm Ave. Professional and amateur pianists will play outside on the Sarasota Keys public pianos. Russian virtuoso pianist and teacher Elenora Lvov will be the special guest performer. Members of the public are invited to enjoy the music and learn about pieces. Call 371-5574.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
Oscar Scherer Earth Day — runs from 11 a.m. to noon at Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey. In celebration of World Environment Day, the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is planting wetland plants. The event is free and open to volunteers age 6 and up. Lunch will be provided. Call 955-8085. Artist Reception — runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road. Artist Raven Skye McDonough will showcase her mixed-media work to the public. The event is free. Call 371-4974.
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Leadership Sarasota celebrates project with Boys and Girls Club The 2014 Leadership Sarasota class celebrated the completion of this year’s project Tuesday. The class of 36 donated more then 600 hours to the Roy McBean Boys and Girls Club since September. The volunteers helped organize nutrition classes, build rain barrels, create a learning garden and paint a mural by the club’s playground. The class worked closely with Boys and
Girls Club volunteers and children and thanked the children during the ceremony. Afterward, a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the playground marked the beginning of a new chapter. “The seeds planted in the vegetable garden are not the only seeds planted,” said Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Maria Monroy.
The Sarasota Young Professionals Group (YPG) held its inaugural State of Jobs Conference Wednesday, April 16, at Sarasota County Technical Institute. Members networked with one another before hearing from the keynote speaker Pat Williams, co-founder and executive vice president of the Orlando Magic.
Above: YPG Chairman Sean Duade and John Saputo Right: Kristen Harper, Marissa Rossnagle and Daniela Poinsett
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Home in Point of Rocks sells for $3 million The following residential real estate transactions took place between April 7 and April 11. A home in Point of Rocks tops all transactions in this weekâ€™s real estate. James Abrams, of Sarasota, sold the home at 7101 Point of Rocks Circle to Rosalie Wooten, trustee, of Springfield, Mo., for $3 million. Built in 1940, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,764 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $882,500 in 1997.
square feet of living area. The other has one bedroom, one bath and 735 square feet of living area. They previously sold for $55,000 in 1980.
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Roy and Janice Dean, of Sarasota, sold their home at 5322 Siesta Cove Drive to Anthony and Bonnie Farello, of West Hills, N.Y., for $1.25 million. Built in 1979, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,598 square feet of living area.
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Patrick Maloney and Diana Maloney, trustees, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 202 condominium at 136 Golden Gate Point to Reese Milner II, trustee, of Sarasota, for $1,741,200. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath and 3,785 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.6 million in 2008. File photo
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Stuart and Catherine Martin, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1752 Lincoln Park Circle to Mark and Rosemarie Halloran, of Long Valley, N.J., for $1,295,000. Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,141 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1 million in 2003.
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Mark and Leslie Laven, of Loudonville, N.Y., sold their Unit 14D condominium at 50 Central Ave. to Gary Loveday and Melody Justice, of Atlanta, for $920,000. Built in 2005, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,697 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $867,000 in 2008.
Michael Rissman Jr., of St. Petersburg, sold his home at 1884 Grove St. to Bonner and Kimberli Chance, of Sarasota, for
Unit 202 at 136 Golden Gate Point has three bedrooms, three baths, one half-bath and 3,785 square feet of living area. It sold for $1,741,200. $715,000. Built in 2008, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,560 square feet of living area.
Ilse Mack, trustee, sold the Unit 9F condominium at 1255 N. Gulfstream Ave. to Gerald Werfel and Nancy Jo Newcomb, of Arlington, Va., for $705,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,654 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $178,000 in 1989.
Ashok Sastry and Shree Shah, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1618 Loma Linda St. to Rose Mancuso, of Sarasota, for $600,000. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,495 square
feet of living area. It previously sold for $650,000 in 2007.
Anita Peters, of New Canaan, Conn., sold her Unit 201 condominium at 99 Sunset Drive to Wendy Stuart, trustee, of East Orleans, Mass., for $575,000. Built in 1978, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,724 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $155,000 in 1988.
Castel Del Mare
Carolyn Kraft, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the condominium Units 407 and 408 at 1608 Stickney Point Road to Glenn and Christine Fortin, of Marshfield, Mass., for $445,000. Both were built in 1975. One has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,063
Robinson and Irene Fearon, of Ontario, Canada, sold their home at 332 Treasure Boat Way to Frank Barbella and Lorraine Amato, of Lake Harmony, Pa., for $1.2 million. Built in 1958, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,466 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $565,000 in 2010.
Jack Kuhn, trustee, of Bonita Springs, sold the Unit 601-B condominium at 8735 Midnight Pass Road to Kimberly Albright and James Dow, of Larchmont, N.Y., for $800,000. Built in 1980, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 1,972 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $812,500 in 2005.
Heidi Connor, of Sarasota, sold her home at 3360 Higel Ave. to Nancy DeLong, trustee, of Sarasota, for $505,500. Built in 1960, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 1,748 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $72,600 in 2003.
Philip and Deborah Russek sold their home at 347 Avenida Milano to Daniel and Lynnette Watnem, of Sarasota, for $485,100.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
891 Freeling Dr #A3969741 $3,799,000 Linda Dickinson & Kelly Quigley
277 S Polk Dr #A3959723 $2,290,000 Phyllis Garfinkel
Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-350-3304
7816 Sanderling Rd #A3989863 $3,450,000 Ellen Wells
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-544-4849
975 Whitakers Ln #A3993469 $2,590,000 Kristina Talkie & Judy Arreola
Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-266-8658
990 Blvd Of The Arts # 804 #A3985921 $1,299,000 Linda A. Page
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-504-0123
4087 Shell Rd #A3987243 Michael Hays
Lido/St. Armands 941-951-6660 941-302-6400
3825 Indian Beach Pl #A3988188 $1,699,000 Nora Johnson
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-809-1700
7327 Periwinkle Dr #A3995353 $1,399,000 Harvey & Ethel Lovelace
Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-586-7390
9020 Falcon Ct #N5783599 $1,199,000 Helen Moore
Venice 941-485-5421 941-724-2030
226 N Gulf Blvd #D5797812 $1,150,000 Kevin Mackin
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-376-1826
Placida 941-473-7750 941-769-0198
3893 Boca Pointe Dr #A3996079 $1,095,000 Denise Mei
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-685-3198
FAMILIAR FACES. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. Showcase your property to over 6,500 affiliate branches in 52 countries. 432 Walls Way #A3977914 $825,000 Karen Landis
3727 Sandspur Ln #A3994343 $1,985,000 Nicole Dovgopolyi
Osprey 941-966-8000 941-400-6049
5230 Winding Way #A3996416 $699,000 Alix Wexler PA
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-350-2742
Casey Key 941-966-8000 941-356-5849
96 Mecca St #C7054498 $695,000 Jeff Ray
Port Charlotte 941-639-0000 765-977-4045
437 Webbs Cv #A3996509 $695,000 Betty Mullinnix & Steve Abbe
Osprey 941-966-8000 941-928-3441
1598 Landings Ter #A3994830 $675,000 Lenore Treiman
Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-356-9642
1663 Eagle View Ct #A3995326 $675,000 Marianne Lebar
Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-650-0337
3621 N Point Rd # 303 #A3991161 $510,000 Diane Hager
Osprey 941-966-8000 941-918-1977
85 Bayhead Ln #A3987684 $455,000 Barbara Hackett
Osprey 941-966-8000 941-320-8852
1001 Beach Rd # W101 #A3972019 $420,000 Nicole Dovgopolyi
Siesta Key 941-966-8000 941-356-5849
4660 Ocean Blvd # P-2 #A3996088 $418,000 Veronika Bajtala
Siesta Key 941-349-3444 941-544-2134
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
TOP BUILDING PERMITS
Explore now on your phone or tablet. Klaus Lang
These are the largest city of Sarasota and Sarasota County building permits issued for the week of April 7 through April 11, in order of dollar amounts.
440 Gulf of Mexico Dr • Longboat Key
CITY OF SARASOTA Address
855 32nd St. 1648 Sixth St. 680 41st St. 2070 Bougainvillea St. 97 Sunset Drive 2188 Waldemere St. 1632 Loma Linda St. 1255 N. Gulfstream Ave. 99 Sunset Drive
Re-roof Addition Renovations Pool/Spa Windows Remodel Re-roof Alterations Windows
Jean-Pierre Lages Wilfref Erazo Phillip Jones Pia Simonson Yvonne Dumas Christina Clarke Jane Kirschner, trustee Edward Loke Anita Peters
$70,000 $70,000 $28,000 $26,000 $24,000 $20,000 $17,925 $17,772 $16,500
After a 30-year career as an international corporate executive residing in Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia, Klaus fell in love with Sarasota and relocated here. Klaus focuses his expertise and world of knowledge on promoting the finest waterfront properties in the Sarasota area. His love of this beautiful corner of paradise is evident in the professional banner with which he represents each client. He works tirelessly to provide exceptional real estate service, delivered at all times with the highest levels of integrity, dedication, professionalism, diligence and attention to detail. For the finest in worldwide real estate experience, whether buying or selling, contact Klaus Lang today.
SARASOTA COUNTY Address
502 S. Casey Key Road 625 Tremont St. 6820 Roxbury Drive 4908 Topsail Drive 419 Waterside Lane 6319 Hollywood Blvd. 117 Degas Drive 6308 Lilac Place 1704 Worrington St. 3165 Jennings Drive
Addition Alterations Addition Pool Re-roof Pool Pool/Deck Pool/Deck Pool/Spa Remodel
Margaret Coats Peter Liashek Deborah Matthews Allan Lehto William Werden Jerry Wilhelm Douglas Murphy Lucia Howell, trustee Douglas Grosso Robert Mastrippolito
Amount $260,000 $123,752 $76,920 $54,587 $51,000 $48,112 $39,635 $36,610 $35,657 $35,000
Little Bokeelia Island MLS# A3959962 $24,500,000
Source: Sarasota County; city of Sarasota
3315 Bay Shore Road Built in 1959, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,619 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $170,000 in 1996.
Siesta Dunes Beach
Fred and Susan Miller, of Ocean City, N.J., sold their Unit 300 condominium at 6236 Midnight Pass Road to Dunes of Siesta Beach LLC for $450,000. Built in 1979, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,150 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $447,500 in 2010.
The Anchorage Yacht and Tennis Club
Lutz Hoffmann, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 508 condominium at 6415 Midnight Pass Road to Mary Hackman, trustee, of Sarasota, for $342,500. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,287 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $280,000 in 2003. YOUROBSERVER.COM // Go online
to read more real estate transactions.
MLS# A3973036 $9,900,000
413 S Blvd of Presidents MLS# A3994759 $4,950,000
440 Gulf of Mexico Drive • Longboat Key Sarasota 941-349-3444 941-266-4873
463 Oak Point Rd #A3987945 $349,000 Bobbi Banan
Osprey 941-388-4447 941-356-2659
18737 Klingler Cir #C7053993 $289,900 Sandra Limberger
Port Charlotte 941-505-5555 239-898-5238
8405 Karpeal Dr # 902 #A3996213 $279,900 Christopher Lowe
Sarasota 941-966-8000 941-587-4767
7670 Fairway Woods Dr # 1601 #A3996026 $274,900 Douglas Parks
Sarasota 941-388-4447 941-400-9087
4467 Samoset Dr #A3955939 $2,500 David Perkowski
Sarasota 941-552-4200 941-416-0932
5694 Sheffield Greene Cir # 84 #M5838391 Laurie Rastovski
Marcia Salkin, a top performer in Sarasota’s luxury real estate market for 30 years, is “at home” in the real estate business. One of Marcia’s best strengths is her ability to listen; really hear what buyers and sellers are saying. Then, taking action and getting the job done for her clients and customers. In 2013, Marcia sold her listing at 3410 Flamingo Avenue for $10,000,000 — the highest sale ever on Siesta Key. Very approachable, easy to talk to, with strong marketing skills and a “customer first, win-win” attitude, Marcia invites you to contact her with any of your real estate needs.
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1716 Kestral Park S Way # 51 #A3996237 $379,000 Tara Lamb & Judy Greene
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Venice 941-493-2500 941-716-3203
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577 Khyber Ln #N5784059 $384,900 Cindy Dillander
Sarasota $1,600 941-552-4200
5543 Duncanwood Pl #A3993855 $1,600 Lisa Gullick
my website: www.LuxuryRealEstateInSarasota.com
Sarasota 941-552-4200 941-321-6973
5158 Sandy Beach Avenue Siesta Key MLS# A3987164 $2,154,900
2300 Wason Road Phillippi Creek MLS# A3993244 $1,722,000
7359 Ridge Road Sarasota 941-951-6660 941-376-1717
Mid Longboat 383.5502 • South Longboat 383.7591 • St. Armands 388.4447 • Main Street 951.6660 Palmer Ranch 966.8000 • Siesta Key 349.3444 • Venice 485.5421 • Englewood 473.7750
Palmer Ranch MLS# A3994326 $499,000 138993
1459 Bay Point Dr #A3987520 $8,250,000 Kim & Michael Ogilvie
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Coins & Collectibles Jewelry Personal Property RV, Boats, & Marine Business Liquidations
This month, Lighthouse Property Management adds its fifth location, located at 458 N. Tamiami Trail, in Osprey. The new location will house the company’s executive offices. Lighthouse Property Management proSunNFun Resort or Your Home Pool Or Your Homevides AtAtthe Lakewood Ranch Athletic Center Pool condominiums, associations and HOAs with management services, financial Group & Private Lessons: Parent Child Classes, Parent Child Classes, & Private Lessons ~ Ages: 6mo-36mo: services, websites and emergency-alert serAges: 6-24 mo., PreK, Kindergarten, Junior; Ages 3-4 yr., vices. Lighthouse has four other offices in Register Call Maria O: (941) 907-8482 4-5 yr., 5-6 Miss yr., & Beginner/Intermediate 6-11+ yrs. ~ C: (201) 214-5504 Sarasota, Longboat Key, Venice and Osprey. CLOWNFISH GOLDFISH STARFISH Including Adults & Special Needs – All Ages. For information, visit lighthousepropertyMaria Intermediate New Swimmers:To Register Call Miss Beginner Swimmers: Swimmers: management.net.
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+ RE/MAX Alliance Group www.schooloffishswimminglessons.vpweb.com PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, Junior, Teen, & Private Lessons Ages: 3yr-16+ yr. Ellen Laura Esses welcomes MINNOWS Beginner Swimmers: ages 3-4yr
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Celebrating 26 years
3590 S Tuttle Ave Sarasota, Florida 34239 www.inndesignkitchens.com www.inndesigninc.com www.houzz.com/pro/justvesta
Ellen Laura Esses has joined the Sarasota office of RE/MAX Alliance Group as a broker/associate. A lifelong sales professional SHARKS with 10 years of real estate experience, Intermediate & Esses applies her strong customer service Advanced and negotiation skills to help clients make Swimmers: ages informed decisions and 11-16yr achieve the best results. “I am very excited to be part of the positive energy at RE/MAX Alliance Group,” Esses said. A Relocation Specialist, Esses is a graduate of the Ellen Laura Sarasota Association of Esses Realtors (SAR) Emerging Leaders Program and holds the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. She is a consistent winner of the Five Star Real Estate Agent Award for best in customer satisfaction. An avid dog-lover, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs at the 17th Street Paw Park, as well as swimming, cooking and entertaining family and friends.
To Register Call Miss Casey (561) 310-9888
+ Heritage Oaks recognized for environmental efforts Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club has retained its designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf, an Audubon International program. The golf course was originally designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2011, and is one of 114 in Florida and 889 courses in the world to receive the honor. Courses from the United States, Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, South America, and Southeast Asia have also achieved certification in the program. Participation is designed to help course personnel plan, organize, implement and document a comprehensive environmental management program and receive recognition for their efforts. “Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program,” said Doug Bechtel, associate director of environmental programs at Audubon International. “They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property.” After designation, courses go through a recertification process every two years.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Items Under $200 For Sale 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Online at: www.yourobserver.com Or mail to: The Observer Group P.O. Box 3169 Sarasota, Fl 34230 COMPUTER: DELL Vista Dual core refurbished $100, 941-756-6728. ELECTRIC GRILL: indoor/ outdoor with pedestal, like new (George Foreman) $30.00 o/b/o. 941-926-1185. EXTENSION LADDER: 16 foot. Werner Brand. Heavy Duty, 225 lb. capacity. $60. 863-414-5276. GOLF GUARD, golf traveling case, black, hard cover, $75.00. 941-742-9951. INTERNET TABLET: 9” Android, new. Google, Bluetooth, 2 way camera, 4GB, dual case, $170. 941-586-5672. PACHISLO SLOT machine: excellent condition, beautiful colors, 120v outlet, w/cabinet key, manual, 640/tokens. $200. 941-379-0767. REFRIGERATOR: FRIGIDAIRE: stainless steel, double door, 36”wx68.75”h, $190. 941-536-6832. SABIAN XS20 18" Chinese Symbol. Great Sounding XS20 Cymbal, $120. (941) 924−5093. TRUNDLE BED. Excellent condition. $125. 941-320-1251
Autos For Sale 2005 INFINITI G35 Sedan. Slate blue, 61,000 miles, garage kept, immaculate, full records. $11,000. 941-383-8079. Hawley Motors II 5741 Pinkney Ave. 941-312-5890 2010 Suzuki SX4, AWD, NEW, 21K/miles, $10988 2011 Kia Forte EX, FACTORY WARRANTY, 56K/miles, $10988 2007 Kia Spectra EX, 87K/miles, $6988 2002 Chevy Express G1500, work van, $6988 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 95K/miles, $8988 2008 Honda CRV EX, 47K/miles, like new, $15988 2003 Chevrolet Impala, 75K/miles, $5988 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora, clean CARFAX, $2988 2003 Buick LeSabre Custom, 76K/miles, $6988 2006 Toyota RAV 4, 1 owner, 83K/miles, clean CARFAX, $11,988 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, 61K/miles, like new, $8988 OVER 30 VEHICLES IN STOCK ALL CARS SERVICED “LIKE NEW” Financing Available
Garage/Moving/Estate Sales ESTATE SALE OF PREMIUM FURNITURE Airport Mall 8251 15th Street East (Across the road from Rectrix) Saturday, April 26: 9:00 – l:00 (numbers out @ 8) Large sale with emphasis on high-end furniture: custom-made 9’ claw foot dining room that cost $10,000 wholesale; a beautiful Bogart dining ensemble (table, 6 chairs, buffet, serving table, bowed cabinet and glass étagère); a burled wood top table w/2 leaves; 18th Century French farm table; a Victorian vanity; an antique mahogany 2-fold screen; 6 country French upholstered dining chairs; Tommy Bahama bamboo armoire; a silk fabric curved couch; a tweed velour couch; pair of persimmon-color couches; leather sleigh king bed; several chest of drawers; pair of Tupelo arm chairs; Ekorness stressless leather chair and ottoman; liquor cabinet; pair of velour electric recliners; dark wood woven cane bar; a pair of green metal Mexican gates; ladderback chair; ladies custom modern desk and much more. Usual selections of good art, decorative items, beautiful lamps; and a dazzling array of costume jewelry designed by a talented local artist. We’re still unpacking boxes that just arrived so come check us out! Photos: www.thesarasotay.org Premium Estate Liquidators to benefit Y programs for at-risk kids Thinking of downsizing or have an estate to liquidate? Call 951-1336 ext. 3 ESTATE LIQUIDATION SALE: 510 West Lake Drive 34232 - off McIntosh. Saturday, 4/26 9a.m.-2p.m. Art, books, chairs, dishes, small TV, kitchen items, outdoor furniture, sewing machine, Oriental rug, women’s and men’s clothing, 36” SS refrigerator. MOVING SALE. Lots of antiques and lots of goodies. Saturday, 8a.m.-1p.m., 347 Avenida De Paradisio 34242.
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AUCTION MID-CENTURY DESIGN SUNDAY, APRIL 27TH @ 1PM Inspection Sunday Day of Sale 11am-1pm The sale will be held at our Auction Gallery located on the Southwest corner of 301N & University Parkway. *****FEATURING: Danish Modern Furniture, Lucite, Signed Modern Art, Retro Lighting Fixtures, Jewelry, Signed Sculptures, Rugs, Glass and Pottery from several local Estates.***** 13% Buyer’s Premium 3% Discount for Cash or Check Elliott Bernstein Auctions AU3504 - AB2545 Gallery Phone: 941-351-3002 Photos & more: www.auctionzip.com Auctioneer ID#8290
ACT! MODEL! NOW! Looking for new faces for print, motion pictures, TV commercials. Children, adults, senior. “A” Rating w/BBB. 813-902-1722.
LUXOR MHP $500/mo. - 1 bed/bath mobile homes. 55+ community. No Pets. 5811 14th St. W. Bradenton. Sarasota Real Estate Assoc., Inc. Greg Nowak 941-809-6034
TOP PAY for Residential Cleaners! Very busy. Auto required. Experience helpful, will train. Background Checked. Call Drew 941-225-9854.
Condos/Apts. For Rent UNIVERSITY PARKWAY area: 3BR/2.5BA Townhouse, walk to shops, restaurants. 1 Car garage, gated, $1500/mo. No pets. Non-smoking. 941-378-7851.
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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.
Merchandise Wanted CASH FOR Old Military Items. Swords, uniforms, insignia & old guns. Call 941-416-3280.
Pools/Spas HOT TUB seats 5, with lounger, 110 or 220 volt. Never used. Can deliver. Sacrifice $1895. 941-462-0633.
Team Up Today With Classifieds 941-955-4888 Personals *ADOPTION*: Actress, Former, yearns to be Future At-Home-Mom. Financially Secure & Very Loving. Expenses paid. Trish* 1-800-552-0045 FLBar 42311.
Storage STORAGE FACILITY Boat/ RV/ Trailer. Secure facility, low monthly rentals, Clark Rd area. 941-809-3660, 941-809-3662.
Business Opportunities JAN PRO CLEANING FRANCHISE: $950 Down Required, Financing Available for growth, Includes customers. Earn up to $10,000 Month+. Call 941-907-8141.
WE BUY CARS. TOP $$ PAID FOR YOUR VEHICLES. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.
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
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & Friday, 4p.m.-7p.m. Food shopping, cooking, laundry, small odd jobs. $12/hour. 941-966-7184, Osprey.
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Homes For Sale FORECLOSURE: 4BR/2BA, garage and pool. Excellent Location, Riverview High School Area. 3.5% Down, good credit, includes renovation financing. $229,900. Call Thomas Bangerter at 786-546-0176. Michael Saunders & Company.
Open House LONGBOAT KEY: Spanish Main Yacht Club. New England style 2BR/2BA Villa, income potential. Marina, pool, private beach access. $285,000. Open Sunday, 1p.m.-3p.m. Owner: 941-383-0285.
Real Estate Wanted WANTED LUXURY ANNUAL RENTALS For Qualified Waiting Clients Contact - Sarasota Luxury Rentals 941-225-1356 email: email@example.com Personalized attention with professional honest advice. 25 Years Experience - References available
Vacation/Seasonal Rentals LANDLORD ALERT!! We have Tenant’s!!! Wanted: 1-3BR Homes/Condos, Furnished or Unfurnished. Siesta Key Realty Incorporated, 941-349-8900, www.siestakeyrealtyrentals.com SIESTA BEACH Vacation. Reserve rentals now! 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condos and homes. Monthly/seasonal. Summer specials. Siesta Key Realty 941-349-8900. siestakeyrealtyrentals.com
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Business/Office Equipment OFFICE FURNITURE: 4 matching Glass Counter Showcases, large Glass Wall showcase, computer desk, file cabinets, chairs and more. 2312 Gulf Gate Dr., 941-921-0871.
Furnishings BRAND NEW Serta Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set. Willing to sacrifice for $150. Need to sell quickly! (941)387-4810.
Garage/Moving/Estate Sales BIG MOVING Sale of unique furnishings, art objects! Many household, garage items, all appliances. Lake Shore Dr, Nokomis (behind RV World). Friday 25th - Sunday 27th, ONLY 9-2PM. Follow signs. COMMUNITY SALE Palmer Lake Sarasota Saturday, April 26th 8am−2pm. Near corner of Iona and Palmer Blvd east of I−75. Tons for sale!
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Adult Care Services
IN-HOME ASSISTED LIVING. Why leave the safety, beauty and comfort of your own home to receive professional, affordable and compassionate care? You don’t need to! ElderCare Services provides complete customized care perfectly tailored to suit your needs and lifestyle. Services include, but not limited to, homemaking, transportation, running errands, meal prep., medication supervision, 24/7 medical staffing, and more. Please call 377-4465 for more info. or visit us on the web @ eldercaresarasota.com. Licensed, bonded and insured. Lic.#30211372
RON VOIT CARPENTRY LLC. Build, remodel, repair. Door and window replacement. Wood rot repairs. Interior alterations and trim. Kitchen and baths. Built-in cabinetry. Call Ron 941-228-7601. State Lic. CBC1259788.
STONE, TILE & WOOD FLOORING INSTALLERS. 20 Years Experience. Your flooring materials or mine. Lic./Ins. Call Joe, 941-929-3000.
CARLO DATTILO PAINTING. Licensed & insured. Interior/ Exterior painting including drywall repair and retexturing. Wallpaper installation & removal, pressure washing. Residential & commercial, condos. Honest & reliable. Free estimates. 941-744-1020. 35+ years experience. CUSTOM PAINTING, Wallpaper Removal. Quality work at a reasonable price. Free Estimates. Established 1978. Call Daniel at L.L. Armstrong Contracting. Lic./Insured. 941-323-5074. RICK STEAKLEY PAINTING. Interior/Exterior. Pressure Washing. Wallpaper Removal. Drywall Repairs. Reasonable. Reliable. Professional. 30+/years experience. References available. Free Estimates. Lic./Ins. 941-228-7605, firstname.lastname@example.org
20 YRS. EXPERIENCE
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CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATE 726-1802 LIC/ INS
Frank Beck Upholstery
Men & Women (65+) and Boys (12 & under) only 12 Everyone else only $14 Mon. - Fri.
Honesty • Integrity • Quality • Value
Yoder Aluminum Inc. 15505 Lemon Fish Dr. Bradenton, FL 34202 Ofﬁce 941-650-9790
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Full Service Scratch & Dent or Collision Service We do it all. We get it right! 941-923-2564
State Lic. CR CO25291
Residential Concrete Specialist Patios - Driveways - Sidewalks
SMS Mobile Marine Service GPS/Fishfinder Installation • Outboards I/O’s • Inboards Call for appointment • 941-232-3523 CERTIFIED & INSURED
Custom Surfaces Inc. DECORATIVE SURFACES FOR: PATIOS, POOL DECKS, DRIVEWAYS, ENTRYWAYS
Licensed • Insured Lic. #25393
We Use Organic Products
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• POLY-PEBBLE / EPOXY • TEXTURED CONCRETE • RESEAL & REPAIRS • INTERLOCKING BRICK PAVERS Free Serving Sarasota 355-1148 Estimates Since 1979 SARASOTA • BRADENTON • VENICE
Michael Koch Concrete, Inc.
“No Job Too Small” Driveways • Sidewalks
Servicing the Sarasota area since 1999
Also Laying Stone
Licensed & Insured
Call Liz for the Best Price Move Ins/Move Outs
House/Condo/Ofﬁce Cleaning Carpet & Floor Care FREE ESTIMATES Lic. # 46264
ADDY’S CLEANING SERVICE • One Time, Weekly, Monthly • Res./Comm. • Move Ins/Outs • Carpet Cleaning • References • Free Est. ★ Very Affordable Rates ★
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Call Gary Auto Body & Paint Inc. 4541 Clark Road, Sarasota
3204 Gulf Gate Dr., Sarasota (Across from the Library)
• Quick Shines • Full Details • Teak Restoration • Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly Cleaning • Rod and Reel Maintenance
Commercial and Residential Best Prices in Town
Classified Ads Bring Results 941-955-4888
Paintless dent repair & detailing too!
VIRUS & SPYWARE EXPERTS! LAPTOP REPAIR SPECIALISTS
Mercy’s Cleaning Service
Sharon M. Guy, P.A.
Sharon M. Guy
On Site or In Shop
DOCKSIDE BOAT REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
WILLS, TRUSTS, PROBATE, ELDER LAW
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Call Daniel, 941-302-6023
Ofﬁce in Palmer Ranch 8586 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238
Call 955-4888 to reserve your space.
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“Specializing in 6” Seamless Gutters”
941• 925 • 2447
Dustin Yoder firstname.lastname@example.org
8:30-6 Sat. 8:30-3
The Service DirecTory
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am - 3pm • Weekends by appointment
CUSTOM TAILORING Mens and Ladies Alterations
Hot Lather Neck Shave Included
Gulf Gate Drive Barber Shop
Allow me to do my very best for you!
3208 Gulf Gate Dr. (Just off Beneva Rd., Across from G.G. Library)
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PROFESSIONAL TILE & MARBLE INSTALLATION
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STEVE ALLEN FLOOR COVERINGS
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MITCHELL HANDYMAN. Painting, Carpentry, Tile, Pressure Cleaning. Total Home Improvements, Repairs. Small and large! 941-284-8488.
SUNCOAST TRANSPORTER Long Distance Delivery. “Snowbirds” I drive your car door to door! One Inclusive price. Mike 941-993-0236
ND SPARKLE. We are a family business experienced in both home and office cleaning great rates. Call for a quote. 941-330-4466. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DRYWALL, TEXTURE AND PAINT. 20 Years Master Craftsman. Licensed & Insured. Call Joe, 941-929-3000.
Auto Transport SHIP YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV anywhere in the United States. Great rates, fast quotes. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.
HOUSE CLEANING, housekeeping, pet sitting, window washing. Excellent services by European couple. 941-350-8072.
Home Improvement/ Remodeling
Air Conditioning GULFSIDE A/C & Heating, LLC. SALES & SERVICE, FREE ESTIMATES! 10 MINUTE RESPONSE. Visa/MC/Disc. Lic. #CAC1816929 941-962-6863.
FRESH BREEZE Home Cleaning Service Accepting NEW accounts. Insured and Bonded. Great References. Phone: (941)929-4977.
ALBERTO’S REFINISHING Of Fine Furniture, Antiques, Gold Leaf, Cane, Rush, Upholstery. Quality Work. Call: 941-296-5427.
RETIRED RN. Transportation, medication monitoring, light housekeeping and meal preparation. Compassionate TLC. 941-266-6012, Kathi.
Cleaning BLUE FISH CLEANING INC. 941-705-3812. Insured, Bonded. Affordable reliable home cleaning, $80, 2 cleaners, 2 hours.
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2530 12TH STREET, SARASOTA, FL 34237
JOHN L. BLASER/OWNER
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than Dewey RESPONSE NaPainting COMPANY
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Take Control of Your Lifeâ€Ś Hire Providing personal and administrative support to individuals and small businesses. 3 De-cluttering 3 Organization
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â€˘ Over 13 years experience
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LANDSCAPING & LAWN
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A FULL SERVICE IRRIGATION COMPANY
Licensed Lic. #38333 References
LAKE & POND SERVICES
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LIGHTHOUSE ELECTRIC 3690387-01
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LANDSCAPING & LAWN
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Fast Quality Service at Reasonable Rates Ins./Lic. #RF0048866
Disposal Special $179.95 Installed Reg. Price $229.95 Installed
ANY SERVICE W/THIS COUPON
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pressure & window cleaning
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“UP TO 25 STANDARD WINDOWS • $109.00” SPECIAL
Licensed & Insured
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5057 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key Village
For Senior Citizens Prices Include:
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State Licensed Contractor #CCC057066
Salon Capelli Aveda-Hair Salon
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NATIVE CUT TREE SERVICE
38 Years Experience
Family Owned & Operated
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GULF GATE ROOFING INC.
licensed and insured 14 years in business
REALTOR® / INVESTOR Certiﬁed International Property Specialist 1312 Main Street Sarasota, Florida 34236 Direct: 941-223-2001, Ofﬁce: 941-929-9090 Toll Free: 888-540-7653, Fax: 866-461-4932 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://jeffkratz.com
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call for more information about The service directory!
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A Limb OnService Out Tree
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One of the top teams in the Siesta Key Office. Put our combined 46 years of experience to work for YOU!
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Peter G. Laughlin, Broker-Associate | 941.856.8428
Bel Brooke Estates
This lovely, Updated 3-4 Br home is situated on a ½ acre cul-de-sac lot west of I-75 in a great neighborhood, near schools, shops and a small-business center. Private caged pool with a huge outdoor living area overlooking a private back yard. MLS#A3996568 $400,000
Call Susan Keal at 941.320.1689 or Lee Byron at 941.350.5542 Sarasota.com/RealEstate
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Proof of our focus: Just Listed
400 Shotgun Ranch, Osprey Whispering SandsLane, VillaatonPine Beautiful Siesta Key
Extremely rare opportunity to purchase a Siesta Key villa with attached garage in revered Whispering Sands. Amenities include: 800 foot private beach, 2 heated pools, fitness center, beach-side tiki hut, clubhouse and plethora of social activities for all interests! Whispering Sands, a private, pet free, 55+ community, is literally just steps to Siesta Village. Updated throughout with new hurricane windows & sliders, granite kitchen and baths, tiled flooring throughout, new garage roof and incredibly private, landscaped patio -- and NO stairs! With only two of these villas trading ownership since 2012, this is truly a special opportunity. Enjoy all Whispering Sands has to offer while being walking distance to the private beach and hundreds of shops and restaurants in Siesta Village. MLS#A3994548 $439,900
Call Christine Kramer or Robbie McLoughlin at 941.914.5011 or 941.705.2349
Just Listed oN siestA Key
4740 ocean Boulevard A3996493 $5,990,000 Development site comprising of approximately one acre with 400 ft of waterfront protected by a hardened seawall.
400 Shotgun Lane, at Pine Ranch, Osprey
Just Listed iN HArBor Acres
1356 Harbor drive A3996255 $2,850,000 Buildable lot on 103 ft of deep sailboat water & 60x7 ft dock with outside pilings, will accommodate a 75+ ft yacht.
Fully-updated 3BR/2BA Pool home with gorgeous custom finishes on 2 acres, PLUS a 3,000 sq. ft. bonus metal outbuilding for all your toys and projects, including RV’s, boats, etc. Great location in Osprey, minutes to 41, beaches, and Legacy Trail. MLS#A3988789 $425,000
Call Anne-Marie Tardif, Realtor®, MBA 941.350.3077
firstname.lastname@example.org Unobstructed Gulf Views
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707 Norsota Way A3996724 $2,690,000 Old Florida-style home with large dock on deep sailboat water with views from you pool of downtown Sarasota.
Michael Hays Realtor®
Amazing 2.8 Acre Bay Front Estate
Custom home, built in 2001 on one of the most wonderful locations you can imagine. Truly Old Florida from the Architecture to the unbelievalbe Ancient Oaks. This home boasts 7 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, 2 Half Baths and his and her private offices/den. The 8,600 sq. ft. of interior space brings together casual and formal living spaces with easy access to the many beautful outdoor terraces with a fireplace and incredible Bay front Views. MLSA3979170 $6,950,000
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Luxury at its finest is now available...
Fabulous gated 3BR/3BA built in 2004. Two level condo has gorgeous full gulf views. Two Master Suites, Guest Room, Owner’s office and private elevator. 3,247 sf, over 2,000 sf of outdoor living.3CG. Beach access directly across the street, roof top terrace. gulf side pool. MLSA3985714 $2,499,000
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5730 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, FL 34242
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458 Island Circle – $1,295,000
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Spectacular bay front split-level Key West-style home near Siesta Beach. 40’ dock, boat lift, saltwater pool and spa.
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2721 Tangelo Drive – $349,900
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Like new, remodeled Mid-Century South Gate home, 3beds/2baths, new kitchen, baths, floors, windows, A/C, roof and much more.
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// ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT: OUT OF CONTROL
by Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor
For newly Sarasota-based artist Rob Tarbell, being out of control is half the fun.
“It always puts me in the place of being the learner,” Rob Tarbell says. “Masters (of paint) know how to manipulate paint ... With smoke, it’s hard to manipulate because it’s conditional.”
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canvas extends from the ceiling of a tent at an angle over artist Rob Tarbell’s head. In one hand, the newly Sarasota-based artist holds a kebab skewer with an alligator clip attached to the tip. The clip clamps a plastic grocery store membership card cut into rectangular pieces the size of a fingernail. Tarbell uses the plastic rewards and membership cards that accumulate in one’s wallet and lights them on fire. Other times, he’ll burn old 35-millimeter photo slides. He uses the smoke to create art. Today’s credit card smoke billows above to the canvas. He creates an image by covering and uncovering portions of translucent tracing paper lying on top of the canvas (similar to a stencil) and by manipulating the angles of the canvas. Contrary to the surrealist method of fumage that uses a candle to burn places of the canvas, Tarbell layers the soot. The longer he exposes the naked portions of canvas to smoke, the darker the area becomes. Sometimes the smoke sneaks onto portions of the canvas he’s been hiding, but he doesn’t mind. Tarbell finds beauty in trying to control the uncontrollable. Tarbell is like the smoke; he’s always done things his own way, even when in his life someone
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“Pile,” 31 inches by 42 inches from “All Ages” at Krause Gallery in New York, 2013
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.?”
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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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Bayfront Gardens Walk and Talk: ‘The Hidden Value of Trees’ 9:30 a.m. The Ringling. Tickets $20, $10 members. Call 359-5700.
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ter. Runs through Thursday. Tickets $25, $10 observation. Call 345-5755. ‘Voices of the Holocaust’ Gloria Musicae, Sarasota Jewish Chorale, Sarasota Young Voices, Booker High Music Program, Sarasota-Manatee Dance Alliance, Chroma Quartet. 7:30 p.m. at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Tickets $25 to $70. Call 953-3368.
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FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s “Antigone” runs through April 27, at Asolo Repertory Theatre. “Urinetown” runs through April 27, at The Players. “Bubbling Brown Sugar” runs through May 11, at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Season VII: “Shared Ground” runs through May 30, at Sarasota Bayfront Embracing Our Differences runs through June 1, at Sarasota’s Bayfront Park “Tom Jones” runs through June 1, at Florida Studio Theatre “Too Darn Hot” runs through June 7, at Florida Studio Theatre
‘Hero: The Musical’ (Preview) 7:30 p.m. at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Runs through May 31. Tickets $21 to $76. Call 351-8000. ‘The Elephant Man.’ 8 p.m. at Venice Theatre. Runs through May 11. Tickets $10 to $28. Call 488-1115.
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// ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT: SPOTLIGHT
by Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor
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
that we go to in the summer, and it is kind of built into the side of a little mountain. Over the past three or four years, I’ve put a trail in that goes all the way to the top where you can see the Pyrenees and the town that sits in a valley. Any final words about the piece? Ola has only used guitar in his compositions a couple of times, so he used Kristian Kvalvaag to help (consult). Both Kristian and Ola will be here for the weekend and they’ll be playing “The Lake Isle” for piano and guitar. Along the way in this concert, they will play a few improvisations.
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// ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT: HIGHLIGHTS
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Embracing Our Differences celebrates writers, artists The quote winners wore blue sashes and the art winners wore red ones. Artists, families and teachers, plus board members and supporters of Embracing Our Differences, celebrated the free outdoor exhibit at a reception Tuesday, April 15, at the Ulla Searing Student Center at Ringling College of Art and Design. The winners were selected from 6,079 submissions, 52 countries, 44 states, and the final selections appeared on billboard-sized prints in two locations where more than 273,000 visitors saw them.
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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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Bored? Here’s an idea for those of you with abundant time and disposable income. Rent a cabin and download a copy of Henry Fielding’s “Tom Jones” on your Kindle. (Or buy a physical book, if you’re the retro type.) It’s a funny book — at least once you start to think like an 18th century Englishman, which usually takes your first week. Plan for a three-week stay: Fielding’s novel weighs in at around 1,000 pages. If you’re pressed for time, no worries. Playwright Mark Brown read the book for you and distilled it into a 90-minute play. You can check out the premiere at Florida Studio Theatre. Fielding’s novel is a sprawling, discursive, good-hearted tale of a rake’s odyssey across England. Brown’s adaptation is a fast-paced, take-no-prisoners “Monty Python”-style farce. A quick summary? Well, that’s sort of like reducing “Atlas Shrugged” to a Twitter post — so let’s skip it. “Rake’s Odyssey” will do. Brown shoehorns a surprising amount of Fielding’s 346,747-word story onto the stage intact. But plot is pretext for “Looney Tunes” comedy. This is the playwright behind the heroically whacky adaptation of “Around the World in 80 Days,” after all. You know you’re in for a ride. Low comedy? Well, just call it comedy. Brown leaves no pun left unpunished or bawdy joke unsaid. Anachronisms? You bet. Influences? You name it. We mentioned the Monty Python troupe. The robots who talk through the movie on Mystery Science Theater 3,000 are a clear influence as well; the actors give voice to the playwright’s muttered asides. Brainy stuff? Sure. Brown’s a fan of post-modern gags pointing out the dramaturgical machinery. The Narrator (who boasts he can wander into any scene at will) thanks the second act audience for coming back and says he’s not worried about the ones who didn’t because, “We already have their money.” (There’s even a throwaway nod to English majors for a character Fielding pulled out of his hat in the last chapter!) Sight gags? From revolving beds to plastic babies that’s a yes. Did a Welsh pop star steal the hero’s name from the Albert Finney movie? Cue: “It’s Not Unusual.” Did Finney have a famous food-seduction scene? The kitchen sink? I think he’s saving it for the musical. Basically, if it makes the audience laugh,
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by Robert Plunket | Contributing Writer
Golden Gate Point is the insider’s downtown. Main Street is just a short stroll away, but the point is tucked away on a peninsula all its own — no noisy bars, no commercial activity, no crowds in the streets. This is where many of the town’s movers and shakers have settled, and why not? The apartments can be palatial, and the spectacular views let them look out at the city they themselves created. But there’s a democratic feeling here, too. There’s no gate at the entrance, and the many smaller buildings make great homes for those just starting out. High end or low, it’s a special place — an enclave of peace and quiet that’s just steps to everything.
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Golden Gate Point is famous for its boutique-style buildings, stylish and packed with amenities and services. The largest is Bellasara, directly overlooking the marina and the city skyline. This residence on the seventh floor contains 3,384 square feet of finely detailed living space and can be purchased furnished. You’ll find travertine flooring, highstepped ceilings and a deluxe kitchen. The master wing has a morning bar and two separate baths. On the ground level, there’s a private, two-car garage right next to the elevator entry. But best of all are the apartment’s several terraces. On a warm, breezy evening, the view over the marina and the city lights is about as good as it gets. Priced at $2,495,000. For more information, call Sharon Chiodi of Premier Sotheby’s at 809-0380.
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2. VIEW TO A BRIDGE 136 GOLDEN GATE POINT, UNIT 302 On the other side on the point is the Phoenix, an eight-story building with a crisp, modern feeling. Here the views are just as spectacular, but of the bridge and the bay beyond. This residence on the third floor is also available furnished. It contains three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a media room and features 10-foot ceilings in the living area. The elevator opens into a
private lobby with double glass doors from artist Virginia Hoffman. You’ll also find marble floors, automatic blinds, custom built-ins and a two-car garage. The building is pet-friendly, and Golden Gate Point, with its quiet streets, is perfect for walking Fido. Priced at $2,395,000. For more information, call Barbara Ackerman of Coldwell Banker at 387-1820.
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3. BRIGHT AND SUNNY 350 GOLDEN GATE POINT, UNIT 43
Not all of Golden Gate Point’s apartments are more than $1 million — they just have views that make them seem that way. Here’s a corner residence in a mid-rise built in 1969 and renovated in 2005 that looks out in a dramatic fashion to the bridge and Bird Key. In more than 1,600 square feet of living area it has two bedrooms, two baths and a den.
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Janet and Curt Mattson Owners
There’s room in the up-to-date kitchen for a breakfast table, and both bedrooms have walk-in closets. A utility room has a washer/dryer, and there’s a large outside storage area. The complex has a pool, day dock and fishing pier. Priced at $625,000. For more information, call Lynn Robbins of Coldwell Banker at 376-5077.
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// FOOD&COOKING: SOMETHING FISHY
by Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor (continued from page 1)
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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Method: 1. Sweat onion in olive oil until tender, and sweat garlic until golden brown. 2. Add cream and stock and bring to a boil. 3. Add barley and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender (about 45 minutes). 4. Add fresh chopped tomato and basil, taste and adapt seasoning if needed and reserve.
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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// FOOD&COOKING CHEF RIGO’S ROSEMARY SNAPPER with panko-fried grouper cheeks, artichoke potatoes, and cooked vegetable medley (serves one)
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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
VEGETABLES Ingredients: • ¼ cup broccoli • ¼ cup spinach • ¼ cup carrot • ¼ cup asparagus
Method: 1. Place potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
Method: 1. Place two cups of water in pot and bring to a boil. Boil all vegetables until tender; drain. 2. Heat cooking pan to medium high with ¼ rosemary olive oil. Cook vegetables for 1 minute.
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// FOOD&COOKING: SLICE AND DICE
by Heather Merriman | Black Tie Assistant Editor
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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PAWS ON THE CATWALK
by Heather Merriman | Black Tie Assistant Editor
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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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// BLACK TIE: COLUMN
by Black Tie Staff
Back row: Betty Schoenbaum, Lillian Richman and Helen Sherman. Front row: Claire Love, Betty Schiff and birthday girl Bea Friedman.
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longtime friends, including Bunny and Sam Gourse, Don and Pat Hase, Scott and Kathy Hase, Fred and Annette Nagel, Libby Garnitz, Marilyn and Irv Naiditch and Paul and Doris White. Others included Anne Folsom Smith, Anne Virag, Betsy Wyant and Ken Allen, Bob and Dottie Garner, Carolyn Michel and Howard Millman and Elaine Keating and Sidney Katz. Mike Ash put everyone’s thoughts into rhyme with verse that concluded, “So Happy Birthday, have at least six more … We want your number to reach five score.” Now that will be a party!
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.
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.
n early arrival at Bea Friedman’s 94th birthday party April 13 asked her, “Are you ready for the deluge of 88 guests?” to which she replied, “It doesn’t bother me. I’m used to it!” No surprise that, for Sarasota’s ever sharp “hostess-with-the-mostest.” The festivities took place, appropriately, at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center. Her guests on this occasion included “the triplets” — grandnieces Hadley and Lilly and grandnephew Hadley Friedman, age 2½. At the other end of the spectrum, there were altogether six — count them — six nonagenarians. Also among the guests were
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// BLACK TIE: CLOSET COUTURE
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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.”
“My husband says my shoes are so beautiful, that they are works of art and they should be displayed,” says Morton. Valentino, Manolo Blahnik, Roger Vivier, Christian Louboutin and Chanel are a few of the brands that make up her collection.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
// 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.
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
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.
THE DETAILS First Dance: “The Air That I Breathe” by The Hollies Photography: Bianary Flips Wedding planning: Maria Brady, Choreographed Events Floral design: Victoria Blooms Invitations: Write-On Sarasota Lighting: Affairs in the Air Linens and rentals: Linens by the Sea at US Tent Props and furniture: So Staged Cake: Cakes By Ron Dress: Monique Lhuillier Hair: Fresh Salon Spa Style Makeup: Eri Vincent
The rehearsal dinner was a surprise to Ethan, who thought it was going to be at Polo Grill. However, friends and family surprised him at an airport hangar for a “flying” themed party. The staff was dressed as flight attendants, the food was themed around Daniel Bouloud (Ethan’s favorite chef), the bathrooms had signs that said the “mile high club” and beverage carts featured mini bottles of alcohol and more. Photos by Bianary Flips
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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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