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Colony developers show their hands With an auction sale of 2.3 acres of Colony property scheduled for Friday, two different development teams have made offers for Dr. Murray ‘Murf’ Klauber’s bankrupt estate.

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Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Patrol was in for a surprise Tuesday morning when it came across tracks leading to the first nest of the season. Close to 100 eggs were laid on the beach near Sunset Beach Condos by a Loggerhead sea turtle. Nesting season runs May 1 through Oct. 31.

With an estate auction for 2.3 acres of Colony Beach & Tennis Resort property looming Friday morning, U.S. Bankruptcy Chapter 7 Trustee William Maloney has received two offers to buy longtime Colony Beach & Tennis Resort owner Dr. Murray “Murf” Klauber’s bankrupt estate. Orlando-based Unicorp Na-

tional Development Inc. President Charles Whittall submitted an offer for an undisclosed sum to purchase the estate, which includes a $23 million judgment ruling against Colony unit owners. That judgment includes the losses and damages to Klauber’s management entity, known

as the Partnership, which is in Chapter 7 bankruptcy for the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort Association’s failure to pay for assessments and repairs to the resort. Unicorp, a large retail, mixeduse and drug store developer, has also developed resort projects such as the Wyndham Hotel

Orlando. Whittall told the Longboat Observer he expects to purchase Colony Lender LLC principals David Siegal and Randy Langley’s stake in the resort at an auction scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. “We have a contract to pur-

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+ Calling all graduates The Longboat Observer is seeking all 2014 high school and college graduates who live on Longboat, Lido, St. Armands and Bird keys for its annual graduation special. If you or someone you know will soon be sporting a cap and gown, contact Kelsey Grau at kgrau@yourobserver.com by May 16.

CAMPAIGN AGAINST SUMMER HUNGER Here are the donation totals for All Faiths Food Bank’s Campaign Against Summer Hunger. To donate, visit allfaithsfoodbank.org or SkipALunch.org. Your gift will be matched dollarfor-dollar until May 10. Donate today and feed twice as many children this summer. Drop off non-per­ishable food items at Goodwills, fire stations in Sarasota County and Temple Beth Israel.

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Kathleen Dodge wears an eye-catching ensemble at the Sarasota Yacht Club Charitable Foundation’s annual Kentucky Derby Party May 3. Ladies competed for most extravagant hat as attendees enjoyed drinks, raffles and a live auction in honor of the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. For more photos from the event, see page 15A.

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Beach taxing-districts concerns arise Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale said the town’s beach taxing districts ‘have exposure moving forward that needs to be cleared up.’

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Is the town opening up “a can of worms” if it reviews how Longboat Key assesses property owners for the town’s beach projects? Commissioner Phill Younger certainly thinks so.

At Monday night’s Longboat Key Town Commission meeting, Town Manager Dave Bullock and Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale proposed an ordinance that asks for a budget of $100,000 for “antic-

ipated consulting and legal services to prepare certain supporting studies and revisions to the 1992 beach ordinances, which authorize the levy of millage dedicated to beach nourishment.”

Bullock told the commission one of his first concerns when he arrived as town manager was the rising cost of beach projects and how beach bonds the town’s taxpayers decide on through referendums are approved. That’s because former town

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attorney Dave Persson told Bullock that a bond counsel wouldn’t approve the $16 million beach project that taxpayers already approved three years ago. Upon first review, Persson said he wasn’t comfortable with the town’s twopage District A and District B beach taxing district ordinances. Voters approved via a referendum in March 2011 the issuance of a $16 million bond, with District A voters footing 80% of the bill and District B voters paying the remaining 20%. District A includes all residential properties west of Gulf of Mexico Drive (i.e., the Gulf side) and all commercial properties on the island, while District B consists of all other Key properties. The 80/20 split has been in effect since October 1992 after four years of debate at Town Hall on how to pay for a $14 million beach project that occurred in 1993 (see sidebar). But Bullock is worried that as beach project costs rise, property owners will start to argue in court why some of them are forced to pay for more of the bill. Those two-page ordinances, Bullock said, need to be reworked “so they are highly defensible for

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future financings” in the event they are challenged by disgruntled property owners. “With beach financings of $25 million to $50 million in the future, there will be a high likelihood of challenges to the validity of the beach bonds,” Bullock said. The changes are also being proposed in case the town considers a pay-as-you-go process in the future for beach projects instead of paying them off over time with a bond. Mooney-Portale also recommends the town have a study/ analysis performed at an estimated cost of $40,000 that will help justify why the town pays for beach projects with an 80/20 split. Younger said the study “is a waste of time” and “won’t hold water” if a beach bond is disputed. “Any argument a study like this can carry weight in court is ludicrous,” Younger said. Younger said he recommends modifying the ordinances to make them more defensible, but argued that rewriting the two-page ordinances shouldn’t cost $60,000 and could be performed by MooneyPortale instead of through special legal counsel. Bullock said the cost is just an

estimate and staff and MooneyPortale will work to have the ordinances rewritten for less money. Younger warned that “monkeying with districts that have worked for years will open up a can of worms we don’t want to open.” The commission will make a beach funding policy decision before future beach projects are approved. Bullock has proposed pay-as-you-go options that could come with cost splits or uniform costs for all property owners in the future. While Younger noted that “everyone helping to pay the full share didn’t fly years ago,” Commissioner Pat Zunz said the issue should be looked at again. “We all pay to fund schools and most of us don’t have school-age children,” Zunz said. “I see it the same way as we fund schools.” Younger urged the commission to discuss a $40,000 study at a future workshop, but commissioners approved the entire $100,000 budget request by a 4-2 vote. Vice Mayor Jack Duncan and Commissioners Terry Gans, Irwin Pastor and Zunz voted in favor. Younger and Commissioner Lynn Larson voted against approving the ordinance. Mayor Jim Brown was absent from the meeting.

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the commission, town staff and a committee worked throughout the year to come up with and advertise a plan that consisted of the 80/20 beach project funding plan. A vote was scheduled for December 1990 and the town’s 2,190 registered voters at the time passed the controversial measure by a margin of 15 votes. The new Longboat Key Beach Erosion Control District plan was declared illegal by the Florida Supreme Court because the vote occurred within two counties. But a special vote of the Legislature that occurred the same day as the court’s decision made the vote legal, according to the book. Key voters in October 1992 officially approved a $14 million beach project through a referendum after the state blessed the previous vote. Several other beach projects have been paid for with the same 80/20 funding split.

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+ Commission makes changes to some boards The Longboat Key Town Commission changed the way some of its boards work at its regular meeting Monday night at Town Hall. The commission approved on first reading an ordinance that establishes a new five-person board for its Zoning Board of Adjustment. The commission decided reducing the number of members from seven to five will make achieving a quorum easier. Commissioners also approved on first reading an ordinance that gives site plan authority back to the Planning and Zoning Board for applications that don’t have departures from town code.

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Architect Gary Hoyt was hired last year to design preliminary town center renderings for the public and area businesses to see.

Zoning for town center up next The town is the new owner of 2.8 acres of land that sits in an area slated for a town center concept. The town is crafting an overlay district to entice such development.

TOWN CENTER DETRACTORS Not everyone believes a town center is something that Longboat Key needs or can sustain. Jules Rauch, the chairman of a Sleepy Lagoon committee formed to monitor the town center effort, said he believes the town is moving forward with a project that’s not going to be successful. “We had a town center that forced people to get out of their cars and walk around to see all the shops,” Rauch said. “It was called Avenue of the Flowers and it was torn down after it was no longer viable.” Rauch said at a recent Sleepy Lagoon homeowners meeting that everyone in attendance voted against the town center concept. Bob Appel, president of Longbeach condominiums, also doesn’t believe Longboat needs a town center. “Residents I know on the north end lay district. This week, the town will make a request for proposals for a town center consultant. The consultant will act as a planning supervisor for developing an overlay district for the Bay Isles Road to create a town center. The overlay district will act as the road map for what can be designed there. In 2013, Bullok hired Sarasota architect Gary Hoyt, who designed the new Long-

aren’t looking for a place to go,” Appel said. “Many north end residents head north to shop.” Appel said he doesn’t think the town center will work. “Nothing is sustainable on the Key other than Publix and the rest of what we have out here that already works,” Appel said. Anne Arsenault recently submitted a letter to the editor stating a town center that attracts a cultural center is a waste of time. “We have an Arts Center and an Education Center,” Arsenault wrote. Arsenault said she wishes the town would focus on a medical center for the area as its top priority. “Why don’t we get a hospital to set up a clinic?” Arsenault wrote. “Work on obtaining something that will work out here.” boat Key Publix, to make up two sets of town center renderings. One rendering shows a town center concept with the current office and commercial buildings in place and one rendering displays a concept without the buildings. Those renderings have been shown to various business officials located in the potential town center area to keep those aware of what the town is trying to do for the area.

Longboat Key police say that at least 11 bicycles have been reported stolen since March. Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach have also experienced a rash of thefts, according to Capt. Kristina Roberts. Residents are urged to store bikes in units or their condominium’s storage area.

+ Longboat Key Club begins golf course renovations Scheduled renovations this summer for the Longboat Key Club’s Islandside golf course have begun. Golf course renovations include: • All greens being re-sodded with drought-resistant paspalum grass; • The redesign of six greens; • The restoration of 12 greens to their original size; • An upgraded irrigation system; • The reconfiguration and/or removal of certain sand traps. The Islandside golf course will reopen for play June 23. The Harbourside golf course will then close June 24 so both the Red Hawk and Blue Heron courses can be re-sodded, from tee to green, with paspalum grass. The Harbourside golf course is expected to reopen in early October.

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It’s official. The town is the proud owner of a 2.8-acre parcel behind Longboat Key Publix that the Longboat Key Town Commission hopes can become a part of a future town center concept for the Key. In a May 2 email to the commission, Town Manager Dave Bullock wrote, “As of today, the town owns 2.81 acres beside Publix.” The town agreed to purchase the property earlier this year for $1.5 million to help jumpstart a town center concept and preserve a piece of property that former owner Joe Wolfer was willing to sell to another interested party if the town didn’t act quickly. The town used money from the town’s land acquisition fund to purchase the property. The land acquisition fund has more than $1.5 million in it and will soon receive another $2.3 million once the Longboat Key Hilton Beachfront Resort makes its payment into the fund when it obtains its building permit for a renovation and expansion project. If the town eventually sells any portion of the property to a developer for a town center concept, funds from the sale would go back into the land acquisition fund. Bullock and town staff have spent months talking to citizens and property owners along Bay Isles Road about a town center concept that’s an integral part of an Urban Land Institute report’s list of recommendations for the community. In March, the commission also approved a $200,000 budget for planning expenses involved with beginning the process of creating the town center over-

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A former Cannons Marina bookkeeper was arrested last week and charged with one count of grant theft of more than $100,000 and one count of scheming to defraud of more than $50,000. Kristine McWilliams, 46, was arrested without incident April 23, at her Myakka City home. McWilliams worked at Cannons for approximately 10 years and was responsible for keeping books and making deposits, according to a Manatee County probable cause affidavit. In July 2013, Cannons owner David Miller discovered discrepancies in his daily deposits and found modified deposit slips and deposits with little or no cash, according to the police report. Longboat Key police and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducted a joint investigation that lasted approximately six months. A forensic audit showed that between June 2012 and July 2013, more than 100 deposits were modified, and $109,506.16 was missing. “She was basically diverting the cash portion of the bank deposits,” said Longboat Key Police Capt. Kristina Roberts. “She would leave with the cash, checks and charges, but the cash never made it.” McWilliams was fired in July before Miller contacted police, according to Roberts, who said McWilliams declined to speak to authorities during the investigation. Lucille Capo Miller, the marketing and

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public relations director for Cannons Marina, called the incident “very unfortunate.” “Nobody wins here,” Miller said. “It’s a really sad situation.” McWilliams has no previous criminal history, court records state. She has pleaded not guilty and was released from Manatee County jail on $40,000 bond. As part of the supervised release conditions, McWilliams must submit to random urinalysis, not possess illegal drugs or medication without a current prescription and avoid contacting Cannons Marina. Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 9.

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Paradies’ mission was philanthropy Philanthropist Dan Paradies, who vowed to give back after surviving a collision plane crash in Word War II, died April 29. He was 92. While serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, Dan Paradies went on a mission that would define his life. Another plane veered too close to Paradies’ plane, causing a midair collision that forced Paradies from his aircraft. He woke up midair just in time to deploy his parachute and landed in a field. A farmer picked him up and took Paradies to the hospital. He was the lone survivor; four other airmen died. After his near-death experienced, Paradies vowed to share his good fortune with as many people as he could. Daniel “Dan” Paradies, of Longboat Key and AtlanParadies ta, died April 29. He was 92. He spent his life fulfilling that goal. In Sarasota, he established the Daniel M. Paradies Foundation, which supports the Sarasota Ballet, Ringling College of Art and Design, Goldie Feldman Academy, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, Breast Health Sarasota and Bike and Build Inc., as well as organizations in Atlanta. “I think his interests and passions were the arts and kids in need,” said Gulf Coast Community Foundation President Teri Hansen. “When you look at the arts and children in need, those kind of encompass the best of life and where he could make a difference.”

Born in 1921, in Atlanta, Paradies attended the University of Virginia before volunteering to join the Army Air Corps. He reached the rank of lieutenant, piloting B-17 aircraft during his four years of service. After the war, he returned to Atlanta, and joined his family business, Paradies & Co., the largest wholesale distributor in the Southeast for toys and housewares, before opening a single toy and gift shop at what was then the Atlanta Municipal Airport. In 1960, Paradies founded a new company, The Paradies Shops, which today has more than 500 shops in 75 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada with more than 5,000 employees. Paradies served as president and CEO until his retirement in 1994. He was named Georgia’s Entrepreneur of the Year and received the Family Business of the Year award in 2003. At the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, he constantly said “How can I help?” and “The best is yet to come.” The latter saying is displayed with Paradies’ picture in the foundation’s Philanthropy Center that opened in July 2013 and was made possible through a donation from Paradies. He remained active in his later years, taking fitness classes on a daily basis, according to friend Mol-

ly Schechter. “He kept taking fitness classes because he wanted the fitness and he enjoyed the scenery,” she said. But in retirement, Paradies considered philanthropy his “other job.” He lobbied toy manufacturers to donate to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign and personally delivered toys to children of needy families on Christmas Eve. Scott Anderson, senior philanthropic adviser at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, recalled a time when Paradies met with a group of Ringling College students to discuss how he could help them. “Honestly, I could not get him out of there. He missed an appointment. I think he would still be in there talking with them if we would have let him,” Anderson said. After the meeting, he said what he always did when he found a way to help. “It would be a mitzvah.” Paradies was preceded in death by his wife, Billie. He is survived by his sons, Richard Paradies, of Atlanta, and Jed Paradies, of Tucson, Ariz.; brother James, of Atlanta; sister Doris Haber, of Houston, and Janice Paradies Shoob, of Atlanta; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life took place May 2, in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The William Bremen Jewish Home, 3150 Howell Mill Road N.W., Atlanta, Ga., 30327.

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Beach project begins at Broadway this week Longboaters who usually place lounge chairs in the sand at the Broadway and North Shore Road beach accesses will have to find a new place on the shoreline to stake their claim. Town Manager Dave Bullock informed the Longboat Key Town Commission at its meeting Monday night that an emergency beach project in partnership with a West Coast Inland Navigation District dredging project near Jewfish Key is beginning Wednesday. Equipment for the project will begin being placed at the Broadway beach access Wednesday and town staff may have to close that access for a few days. The North Shore Road access will be closed once the project begins until the sand project is done in July. The dredge for the project will be here by the end of the week and Longboaters will begin to see a pipe laid out on the beach from Broadway to the north end, wrapped around Beer Can Island. Sand pumping is expected to begin May 14 and be complete by mid-July. Sand will be pumped six days a week, 12 hours a day and the town’s noise ordinance won’t apply to the contractor. “Sand will be flying and

the beach will be restored within the next 60 days,” Bullock said. WCIND will place up to 100,000 cubic yards of sand on the shoreline and has agreed to pay $500,000 toward the project. The town will make up the remaining cost of up to $350,000 for the estimated $850,000 project. “You will never, ever see sand delivered to this island again for that type of bargain price,” Bullock said. Bullock is hopeful two groins can be built on the north end while some of the sand being placed there this month is still intact. The town received a permit for the groin project last week and will have a contractor ready to begin construction once the state signs off on a modified Erosion Control Line for the north end of the Key. South end residents worried about erosion hotspots near L’Ambiance, Pierre and Regent Place, meanwhile, will see sand help soon. Bullock said the town is considering trucking in sand to alleviate concerns before sand arrives in summer 2015, once the town and city of Sarasota reach an agreement to share sand dredged from New Pass.

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elected officials, appointed officials, and citizens serving on the same committee. A lesson learned we should consider when forming committees in the future.” Zunz and Duncan, though, urged the commission to allow the committee to continue its work, noting it was given a task at its last meeting to review past and present plans for Bayfront Park and come up with a list of recommended amenities for the park. Staff is working with Sarasota County staff to formulate a plan for the park. “We have three meetings in June to focus on Bayfront Park so staff can work with the county and draw something up,” Zunz said. “We’re focused on something specific now.” Duncan said he believes a new facilitator brought in to work with the committee has also helped provide some direction. “It’s premature to walk away from this committee,” Duncan said. Committee member Larry Grossman, though, has expressed concerns the facilitator is guiding the committee down a path it necessarily doesn’t want to go as a group. Grossman also has issues with the makeup of the committee and would prefer a group of all citizens and no elected officials. Committee members have struggled with a purpose, debating what issues they should discuss since last year. There’s also been several discussions about the purpose of the board at recent meetings. The commission, though, agreed to let the board continue its work Monday. “We spent a lot of time figuring out what the committee is supposed to do,” Duncan said. “But we’re focused on something we can work on now.”

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SMH should give it a try Now that Dr. Pamela Letts, M.D., has closed her Longboat Key primary-care practice, there is a vacuum. And as economists often say, the market hates a vacuum, and the market always fills a vacuum. How will the market fill this vacuum? That’s a tough one. Financially, opening a medical practice on Longboat Key is not a lucrative proposition. Just ask Dr. Letts or the four dentists who have operated here over the past 20 years. It’s the same old Longboat story: ugh, the Key’s seasonality. So the thought of attracting a young, newly educated physician looking to start a stand-alone primary-care practice is not realistic. Not when those young physicians face medical school loans that likely top $100,000, or the prospect of making the $300,000 capital investment required to outfit an office, or the costs of the monthly rent and the personnel required to manage the mandatory, regulatory record keeping. Forget that idea. Or what about attracting a physician similar to the profile of Dr. Letts in her latter years here? A physician who is at that stage when he or she is ready to throttle back but still practice. Even that is thinly viable financially and practically, if at all. Providing urgent care or primary care is episodic and unpredictable. Sure, you can schedule routine primary-care checkups and follow-ups. But there still is hardly enough volume or density of patients on Longboat Key year-round that justifies an individual physician or even a group practice to carry the costs of operating. Especially with the expectation of making a profit worth the effort. Let’s not forget this, either: The federal government has continued to lower Medicare reimbursement rates. This increases the financial pressure on a medical practice, especially in markets like Sarasota and Longboat Key. No wonder physicians spend so little time with patients; they need to increase their volumes to maintain their levels of income. Where does that leave Longboat Key? How will the market fill the vacuum? David Novak, a physician management consultant and Longboat Key resident, continues to work on a quasi-concierge-membership model. Rather than pay the going rates of $5,000 to $6,000 per year for 24-7 access to your personal, concierge physician, Novak thinks a scaled-down version of that might

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SARASOTA BALLET PUTS US ON THE MAP When the Sarasota Ballet search committee interviewed Iain Webb for the artistic director position seven years ago, committee members told Webb they were hoping to hire a candidate who could take what was then a small ballet company to international acclaim. Webb, of course, told committee members he would like to do the same. What candidate wouldn’t say that? Webb almost didn’t get the job. But it was meant to be. Over the past seven years — a short time for any organization, Webb and his wife and Sarasota Ballet Assistant Artistic Director Margaret Barbieri have infused the ballet company and its dancers with a passion for excellence, ambition, vision, focus and achievement that is, well, a sight to behold. All of that was in full flower this past

be feasible. Residents would pay an annual membership fee, which would guarantee a certain level of access and guarantee a physician at least a base of revenue. But what comes first — the chicken or the egg? To attract the right physician, the business needs to show minimal risk — e.g., a base of patients and capital for startup — and sufficient potential. But patients aren’t likely to commit unless they know the qualifications of the physician. Apparently, at least the capital is available for startup. “The [Longboat Key Foundation] is willing to help with a facility and possibly with the capital required for an office,” Bob Simmons, chairman of the foundation’s board of advisers, told the Longboat Observer: But funding would have a limit. “The foundation has a reluctance to subsidize a practice on a regular basis,” Simmons said. That’s the conundrum — keeping a practice going on the Key. For at least the past five years, various town leaders have dreamed of duplicating the not-for-profit Boca Grande Health Clinic Foundation Inc., which subsidizes a year-round medical clinic for the residents of Gasparilla Island. Through donations the the 11-year-old foundation has raised an endowment close to $20 million. That’s not likely to happen here when you consider all of the other charities Longboat Key residents fund and the fact health-care services are only a 20-minute car drive away. You can just imagine the catcalls from the mainland if Longboaters funded a clinic just for themselves. Then what — if not a foundation or a stand-alone physician practice or a concierge practice? For years talk has bubbled that the taxpayer-subsidized Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System should be involved. But like everyone else, SMH is reluctant and so far unwilling to invest the capital and support one of its urgent-care centers on Longboat Key — in spite of the annual tax dollars Longboaters send to the hospital

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weekend at the Ashton Festival, a tribute to the late Sir Frederick Ashton, one of the greatest choreographers of all time. And judging from the post-festival press reports from New York, London, Toronto and beyond, Webb has done what he said: He put Sarasota Ballet and Sarasota on the world map. Bravo.

each year (see box). You would think that with all of the tax dollars, patient dollars and charitable contributions Longboat Key residents make to SMH that it would be amenable to helping fill the vacuum. After all, SMH’s outgoing CEO, Gwen MacKenzie, has spoken frequently in her 10-year tenure of SMH’s mission to fill the health are and medical needs of the community. Nowhere is that more evident than in all of the clinics SMH has opened throughout Sarasota and southern Manatee counties. Sometimes the numbers on a financial proforma tell you a business won’t work. But rare is the case when those proforma numbers are right. There’s a vacuum and a need in the medical market on Longboat Key. Likewise, there are committed participants and willing investors who want to fill that need and help carry some of the startup costs. Given the financial condition of SMH — $32 million in cash and its A1 Moody’s rating — it would not be a “bet-the-ranch” risk for SMH to collaborate with Novak and the Longboat Key Foundation to give a clinic a try. Give it two, give it three years. Better that than not trying at all.

+ Another alternative: a PA

If it’s too costly to operate a stand-alone, around-the-clock urgent-care clinic on Longboat Key with an accredited physician, perhaps another alternative is a physician’s assistant. Add the position to the town budget, and set up an urgent-care only office in one of town fire stations. Longboat Key’s Fire Department is fully staffed with emergency medical technicians. It’s not much of a leap — financially or otherwise — to add a PA to the staff. You can envision it: The PA handling stingray bites, cuts from falls, sniffles, upset stomachs and all of those minor urgent setbacks that don’t require a Harvard-trained brain surgeon.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR + No more Bushes in the White House

Dear Editor: Not a good idea. We have already had two Bushes too many in the White House. Roy Diton Longboat Key

+ How to improve traffic flow on Bradenton Beach Dear Editor: At the first meeting of the newly formed North End Coalition of Property Owners March 20, I asked the audience whether they thought traffic flow could be improved between the north end of Longboat Key and the Cortez Bridge during peak traffic hours, especially at evening rush hour. Most attendees indicated “yes.” At times, cars are lined up from the north end of Longboat Key all the way to the Cortez Bridge traffic light, causing long delays, missed appointments, and angry drivers and passengers. The following is suggested: • Have police on foot direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic

to speed up traffic flow on Gulf of Mexico Drive during peak hours or other times of heavy traffic. • Have police hold back pedestrians and cars at the Bridge Street roundabout and at the traffic light at Cortez and GMD intersection to increase traffic flow. At the Bridge Street roundabout, the police could hold back pedestrian and cars from Bridge Street for, say, 5 minutes at a time, to let more cars coming north on GMD to pass through. • Have police wave through more GMD traffic at the GMD and Cortez traffic light intersection to increase throughput of cars going north to Holmes Beach or over the Cortez Bridge. If possible, increase the “green light” time for the GMD direction. • Have the drawbridge attendant on the Cortez Bridge hold off boats seeking passage through the bridge at peak traffic times. • Have the police at the Cortez Road and 119th Street intersection in Cortez wave through

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more cars to prevent a backup on Cortez Bridge. I would ask: Can the police chiefs and town mayors of the affected towns work out a comprehensive plan to improve traffic flow and reduce the frustration of many motorists along GMD? Police already provide this service for some special town and other private events requiring special police help. Herman Kruegle Longboat Key

Dear Editor: I am writing with regards to the discussions about widening the bicycle lanes on Gulf of Mexico Drive. I have been a seasonal resident of the Key for the past five years, and an avid cyclist, who has spent many hours on the roads on the Key and throughout Sarasota. I typically ride between 100 and 150 miles each week. I believe I have covered most of the roads and encounter most of the traffic issues on a routine basis. While I support anything that can be done to make the roads and bike lanes safer for cyclists, I believe that there are many actions that need to be taken before investing funds in widening the lanes. The bike lanes on GMD are, in fact, very good lanes, if we can take actions to keep vehicles (moving or otherwise) out of the dedicated lanes. The initial actions should include: • Educating drivers about the rules of the road and to ensure they stay out of the bike lanes

+ Sincere thanks for tribute for husband Dear Editor: On Thursday April 10, there was a tribute at the Longboat Key Library for the passing of my husband, Bob Craft. This day marked the one-year anniversary of his death. The former president of the Longboat Key Library, Patrice Greene, spent countless hours preparing for the dedication. I want to sincerely thank Patrice and all of those that attended and those of you that were there in spirit. The donation to the Longboat Key Library and the planting of the Bismarckia palm is appreciated not only by me, but also all of our friends. I appreciate all your heartfelt encouragement and well wishes. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Alycia Craft  Longboat Key

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and look for bikes in the lanes before turning. This could be done with signs, radio talk shows, bike awareness week and, perhaps, bike dedicated times for use of the roads. • Enforcing traffic regulations to make drivers and service companies more cautious about encroaching on the bike lanes. • Clean existing lanes of debris. This includes sweeping the lanes to clear glass, sand, garbage, etc. and also trimming the grass that has grown over lanes, reducing their size in many locations. This is a relatively low cost action that will greatly improve the condition for cycling. I can make a list of the top 10 reasons for dangerous situations that cyclists encounter daily and very few of them would be solved by simply making the bike lanes wider. I would gladly participate in discussions with the town to develop a cost effective strategy of making our cycling experience safer and one that would encourage more cyclists and more tourists to visit the area. Paul Haffenden Longboat Key

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The All Faiths Food Bank’s Campaign Against Summer Hunger is nearing completion, and the nonprofit reports it’s close to reaching its goals. The 40-day campaign ends Saturday, the same day as “Stamp Out Hunger,” the 22nd annual National Letter Carriers Food Drive. With the help of individuals and local organizations, the Campaign Against Summer has raised $448,538 of its $500,000 goal and 422,457 pounds of food of its 600,000-pound goal. The food and funds raised during the campaign and letter carriers drive will help Sarasota County School District’s current summer lunch programs and support new food bank programs such as mobile pantry distribution and the BackPack Kids summer program. “The Letter Carriers Food Drive is what keeps us going through the lean summer months,” said Sandra Frank, All Faiths Food Bank CEO. “This year, as a result of the Campaign Against Summer Hunger, we anticipate more participation than ever among residents — we hope to double the totals from last year’s drive. We are so fortunate to be a recipient of the food collected by our letter carriers and live in such a caring community.”

chase Colony Lender’s collateral, we expect to buy the estate and the judgment and we intend to redevelop the Colony as a five-starplus resort,” Whittall said. “We’ve made a very good offer to buy the trust position and believe it’s being highly entertained.” Whittall has plans to use the judgment to force existing unit owners to pay their bills and infuse money into the dilapidated resort. “I think the association, which I have been dealing with for more than a year now, has an unrealistic approach and doesn’t believe they are responsible for payments outstanding,” Whittall said. “We believe that way of thinking is incorrect and is built on hopes and dreams.” Whittall said he believes Unicorp can get control of the entire property, although he warns it’s at least a two-year process of working out the details before a shovel can hit the ground at 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive. “There’s going to be a lot of minutia to go through,” Whittall said. “Some people will go down kicking and screaming, but that’s what happens why you have messy situations like this.” Colony Lender Principal David Siegal said he expects Unicorp to be awarded the winning auction bid Friday for approximately $16 million in past due bank loans, although he said he expects no one to actually bid that amount. Siegal said he is certain though that by 10 a.m. Friday, Colony Lender won’t be a part of the Colony process any longer. “We have no interest in it,” Siegal said. “We’ve said all along we want to get paid and we’ve brought

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For the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, residents are asked to put a bag of nonperishable food items near their mailbox for pick up May 10. The U.S. Postal Service will collect items and distribute them to local food banks — All Faiths, in Sarasota, and The Food Bank of Manatee, in Manatee County. The Food Bank of Manatee will kick off its summer food drive, “White Out Hunger,” June 1.

two developers forward now with checkbooks that can fix the Colony. I expect Unicorp will be the one to purchase our interests.” The association, meanwhile, is making a pitch for the Chapter 7 trustee’s estate along with the help of Longboat Key-based MW Development Group principal Manfred Welfonder; Sarasota Ritz-Carlton and Concession Golf Club & Residence developer Kevin Daves; and Sigmund Levy, one of the main developers responsible for the Four Seasons luxury hotel chain, among other projects. Both Welfonder and Daves confirmed for the Longboat Observer Tuesday that Maloney received an offer from their group for the estate Monday afternoon, which he’s also considering. If the association receives the estate, along with the judgment, it would come along with a development team that doesn’t plan on coming after unit owners for past due assessments and unpaid bills. The association’s alliance, meanwhile, also includes Colony Beach & Tennis Resort unit owner and developer Andy Adams, who distributed his own proposal for redevelopment April 30 that calls for redeveloping the Colony property without the 3 acres of property owned by Colony Lender. Adams, who owns 61 of the property’s 237 units, said his Breakpointe LLC company “decided it should re-engage in the development of a 15-acre redevelopment plan,” according to his memo. Adams’ proposal states it’s time to move forward with a three-step effort to revitalize the resort that uses only the 15 acres of property that’s currently controlled by the association. “After many fruitless attempts, it

appears that such a settlement is highly unlikely to occur,” states the proposal. “It’s difficult to envision that a global settlement regarding all the Colony property will occur in the short term.” Phase one of Adams’ proposal calls for opening 37 beach units by Dec. 26. Colony Association President Jay Yablon also expressed a willingness to redevelop the Colony without the 3-acre donut in the middle of the property. “The association, the Adams interest, Mr. Levy, Mr. Daves and MW Development Group are all hopeful that whomever comes into the possession of the 80% of the 2.3 acres will work cooperatively with the other owners at the Colony,” Yablon said. “If they don’t, while far from our first choice, we would be prepared to pursue a 15acre development until cooperation is forthcoming.” Whittall and Siegal, though, don’t think a redevelopment plan will happen without that 2.3 acres of property. “The Town Commission has gone on record saying they won’t approve a 15-acre development, both because it leaves the property carved up and they have the leverage to compel an 18-acre development,” Siegal said. Siegal also notes the owners of the property in the middle of the resort also have a parking easement that exists over the entire Colony site. “It would open up a brand new litigation case for years and no condo could be sold because you don’t know if you have a good title or not because of that parking easement,” Siegal said. “The key is to settle the issues and develop the entire site.”

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APRIL 24 DON’T FURNISH THESE FUNDS 9:47 a.m. — 700 block of Jungle Queen Way. Fraud. A man’s financial adviser told him he received messages from the man’s email address asking him to transfer $16,800 to a Lakeland man at his bank to purchase furniture. The adviser did not transfer the funds because the email did not look authentic. The man suspects his email account was hacked and found an email he previously sent with his account information.

EXTENDING AN OLIVE BRANCH 12:57 p.m. — 1000 block of Longboat Club Road. Public Service. A man said that while he washed his car two weeks ago, a branch from a tree on a neighboring property fell and caused a small cut that left a scar near his hairline. The caller said he did not want to pursue the matter, but the property manager has taken several steps to get the owner to remove nuisance trees. Police told him any damage caused by neighboring trees would be a civil matter.

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OBITUARIES James Raymond Boyer

James Raymond Boyer, 75, of Sarasota, died April 23. Born in Maryville, Tenn., Mr. Boyer moved in 1940 to Sarasota. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a devoted Southern Baptist. Mr. Boyer is survived by his sons, Jimmy Boyer, of Jacksonville, Theron Boyer, of Bradenton, Patrick Boyer, of Bradenton, and Anthony Vassilaro-Boyer, of Longboat Key; and a brother, Edwin, of Bradenton. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

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Maurice V. Orlando, 91, of Longboat Key, died April 28. Born March 12, 1923, in Stonington, Conn., Mr. Orlando graduated from Stonington High School, where he was an outstanding athlete. He served in the

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. In 1966, Mr. Orlando founded and launched his own business, Ortronics, in Norwich, Conn. He utilized his engineering background to design, build and patent his own assembly line machinery that manufactured electrical coils and wire harnesses. Through the 1970s, Ortronics developed new products in the assemblage of cables, cards and blocks for Regional Bell Operating Services. In the 1990s, the company expanded its product line into multimedia packages and became a globally recognized company with international operations on several continents. After many successful and innovative years, the company was sold to Legrand, a French-based electronics conglomerate, in 1998. Mr. Orlando was an avid golfer and played in several pro-am events, including his unforgettable round with Arnold Palmer in Augusta, Ga. He also enjoyed boating and fishing adventures with his friends in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Findeisen; and his son, Stephen. Mr. Orlando is survived by his sister, Albina Logan; a stepdaughter, Margaret Pescatello; a stepson, Roland Otto; and five grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held later this year. Donations can be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.

Leon Eyges Rogers

Leon Eyges Rogers, 96, died April 28. Born Jan. 9, 1918, in Brookline, Mass., Mr. Rogers graduated from Huntington School of Boston and earned a degree in English literature at Brown University in 1940. He spent many summers, as a camper and counselor, at Camp Brunonia in Maine. Mr. Rogers was a talented athlete, and while at Brookline High School, he held the Massachusetts state record for the 300-yard dash. At Huntington School, he received the Washburn Cup for best athlete in the school. He was a varsity player for baseball and football, and was captain of the track team. During his time at Brown, Mr. Rogers

was a member of the Owl and Ring Society; one of the originators of WBRU, the Brown University radio station; and was the sports editor of the Brown Daily Herald for three years. He was also a member of the Ivy League Club and Brown University Club. Mr. Rogers served in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a lieutenant senior grade for four years during World War II. Mr. Rogers was vice president of sales and marketing for two publicly traded corporations and general manager of a privately owned company. During the course of his career, he lived in New York, Chicago and Connecticut. He was a founder and president of the Trojan Club, a Brookline Boys Club, which was founded in 1931. When he retired in 1981 to Longboat Key, he became a member of the Longboat Key Club and a strong supporter of fine arts and culture in Sarasota. Mr. Rogers is survived by his wife, Annette; two daughters, Patricia and Victoria Lee; two stepdaughters, Ronnie and Carol; a sister, Gloria Gopenl; and two granddaughters. Interment will be at Sarasota National Cemetery.

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show is giving tips and ideas. One hour goes by very, very fast.” Reese, too, loves to travel, and last summer she crossed off a big item on her bucket list: visiting all 50 U.S. states. Reese and her husband, Tom, ended their national travels with Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. That trip provided Reese an opportunity to complete yet another goal: getting the key to a city. “They give them to dignitaries and famous people, and I said, ‘Well, I’m a famous person, I have my TV show,’” said Reese while laughing. “So, I convinced them to give me a key in Iowa.” Reese, who taped her last show in October, hopes her newfound free time will give her opportunities to socialize with friends, create her colorful jewelry and travel more. Asked what her favorite destination has been so far, Reese was quick to answer. “They all are,” said Reese. — Kelsey Grau

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Prices, plans & specifications are subject to change without notice. Offer void where prohibited by law. Broker cooperation welcome. Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representation of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to this brochure & to the documents required by Section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to buyer or a lessee. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Longboat Key $1,649,000 Country Club Shores - 3,775 sf Beautiful home w/ 4BR / 4BA, hardwood floors, open living areas & tons of natural light! Enjoy gorgeous views of the Bay from your rooftop terrace! Deeded Beach Access.

Longboat Key $1,299,000 Best priced waterfront home on the Island! Beautifully remodeled Mediterranean home in Emerald Harbor. Oversized lot w/ 105’ of sailboat water frontage, extra wide canal & direct bay access. Private beach short walk across Gulf of Mexico Drive.

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

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Longboat Key $1,729,000 3/3 The Barbara Ackerman Group 941-387-1820 MLS#A3993869

Longboat Key, Country Club Shores $1,110,000 3/2.5 Judy Kepecz-Hays 941-387-1825 MLS#A3991301 79197

Longboat Key, Country Club Shores $1,095,000 4/3.5 Roger Pettingell 941-387-1840 MLS#A3987672 74439

Longboat Key, Fairway Bay Atrium $795,000 3/2 Carolyn Donnelly 941-387-1835 MLS#A3985198 77474

University Park $1,299,000 4/4.5 Joe Cinque 941-387-1805 MLS#A3988343 79225

Through 108 years of change, One real estate brand has never gone out of style. Coldwell Banker is the choice for real estate. | FloridaMoves.com Mainland Sarasota 1350 Main Residential $579,000 LeeAnn Caragiulo, 941-387-1812 Reward yourself with the genteel elegance of this truly tempting condo. MLS#A3995386 Savannah at Turtle Rock $399,900 Monica Roche, 941-387-1815 Maintenance free, cul-de-sac 2 story home w/preserve view. Gated comm/pool. MLS#A3988498 73035 Savannah Preserve $309,900 Joe Cinque, 941-387-1805 2BR/2BA+den; 1623sf townhome; water front; private & quiet. MLS#A3988056 79222 Golden Gate Point $299,000 Brock Doyle, 941-735-3039 1/1 Sarasota bayfront condo w/boat docking, kayaking & pool. MLS#A3996901 81495

Longboat Key, Bay Isles $625,000 3/3 Lynn Robbins 941-376-5077 MLS#A3996159 34937

Broadway Promenade $194,900 Martina Coppenrath, 941-383-6411 Add comfort to your life with this welcoming condo. 1.5 baths. MLS#A3991223 79226 Frances Carlton $189,000 Jonas Forslund, 941-387-1890 Upkeep is so easy in this tile-roofed condo. Central air, ceiling fans. MLS#A3982197 95182 Broadway Promenade $179,500 Kathy Scott, 941-388-3966 Hurry on down for this delightful condo. Elevators, exercise rooms. MLS#A3996190 45057 Ashton Lakes $179,000 Glen Ridgeway, 941-388-3966 Settle happily in this welcoming 2BR/2BA condo. Community tennis. MLS#A3994694 45059

The Keys Westchester Condo $799,000 Toni Giliberti, 941-383-6411 Consider yourself a winner in this irresistible 2BR/2BA condo. MLS#A3994490

Longboat Key, Longboat Key Towers $970,000 2/2 Bruce Myer 941-387-1859 MLS#A3986116 78628

Longboat Key $595,000 2/2 David / Wendy Leventhal 941-387-1877 MLS#A3996508

Pelican Harbour $749,000 Phil Schneider, 941-387-1889 Create the perfect environment with this wheelchair-accessible home. MLS#A3994371 Longbeach Condo $650,000 Toni Giliberti, 941-383-6411 Celebrate your success with this irresistible 2BR/2BA condo. Hot tub. MLS#A3990523 Twin Shores $625,000 Brock Doyle, 941-735-3039 Sarasota bayfront, 4 units w/deeded beach access on Gulf of Mexico. MLS#A3997039 81497 Sands Point $549,900 Tom Fynes, 941-383-6411 Inspect the elegant design of this distinctive 2BR/2BA condo. Elevators. MLS#A3996782 Fairway Bay $419,000 Tom Fynes, 941-383-6411 Reward yourself with luxury in this beautiful, wheelchair-accessible condo. MLS#A3996894 First Longboat Harbour $229,900 Audrey Marten, 941-383-6411 Settle serenely in this noteworthy 2BR/2BA condo. Central air. Dock. MLS#A3995551

Venice/Osprey/Nokomis Longboat Key, First Longboat Harbour $269,000 2/2 Lynne Koy 941-387-1862 MLS#A3996109

Sarasota, Sarasota Harbor $265,000 2/1.5 Babette Paige 941-388-3966 MLS#A3995379 45056

Southbay Yacht & Racquet $689,500 Joe Boguszewski, PA, 941-3883966 Beautiful, recently remodeled home in the Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club. MLS#A3995649 45058

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by Robin Hartill | News Editor

Cleanup offers view of grassroots effort Sister Keys could hold up to eight homes today were it not for the effort of a group of conservation-minded residents in the early 1990s. Today, Sister Keys are home to native vegetation that provides a rich habitat for a variety of wildlife, including fiddler crabs, ibis, gopher tortoises and roseate spoonbills. They’re the largest set of undeveloped islands from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor. Rusty Chinnis doesn’t know what the four mangrove islands would look like today if the town hadn’t purchased them in 1992. But he is pretty sure it would hold at least a few houses, and possibly resemble Jewfish Key. In the past, people went to the undeveloped islands to camp or fish. In the late 1960s, developers sought to build the Shangri Isle Club on the mangrove islands — complete with a marina, golf course and 5,000-foot lighted landing strip for airplanes — but the town rejected plans former owner H.H. Ambler submitted in 1968. Local businessman Herb Field and a group of European investors purchased the islands in 1969, and they remained undeveloped. But, in 1989, an advertisement in the Longboat Observer touted

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These wetlands were once covered with 6 inches of Australian pine needles. Newly planted spartina grass helped mangroves to grow that are today alive with fiddler crabs, minnows, crustaceans and sea birds that feed on the rich fauna. the possibilities for the islands: “A unique site for a unique person: an island in the Intracoastal all to yourself,” the ad stated. “A riot of tropical flora, including mangroves, sea grapes and cabbage palms have grown here undisturbed since the keys were born.” It listed the price for the four islands at $1.5 million. “It is possible to build on 73 acres of this island,” it read. The ad mobilized residents Chinnis, Anna Miller and Vir-

ginia Sanders to form the Sister Keys Conservancy to preserve the islands as a natural resource. The Shangri Isle development was no longer a possibility because of updated environmental regulations, but zoning restrictions allowed for eight homes on approximately 23 upland acres. In the early days, the group raised money to purchase the islands by holding “Music in the Park” fundraisers, bake sales and calling anyone members could think of who would support the

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effort. The group raised approximately $50,000 toward the purchase. But, eventually, members found a new possibility for preserving the islands. The town needed additional Volunteers will receive a comopen space for its Comprehenplimentary lunch after the sive Plan, so the group lobbied cleanup at Mar Vista. officials to purchase the islands. When: Sign-up begins at 8 In July 1992, the commission a.m.; cleanup is from 9 to agreed to purchase Sister Keys 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17 for $975,000, using $717,000 from the town’s land-acquisition Where: Begins at Mar Vista fund, $212,000 of infrastructure Dockside Restaurant & Pub, surtax funds and $46,000 from 760 Broadway the Sister Keys Conservancy. Register: Visit sarasotabaySince then, the islands have watch.org been restored to what they most likely looked like 100 years ago, thanks to a $1.2 million mitiga- by volunteering in the sixth antion project the town completed nual Sarasota Bay Watch Sister in 2008 that involved removing Keys Cleanup May 17 (see sidenon-native, invasive vegetation bar). The organization adopted such as Australian pines and the mangrove islands through Brazilian peppers and replac- an agreement with the town in ing them with native plants. The 2010 and has held yearly cleannative flora makes the islands ups since 2009. a better habitat for a variety of Although the Sister Keys Conwildlife, and surrounding sea- servancy’s efforts are preserved grasses also provide habitat for through the wildlife and plant manatees, scallops, crabs and life that flourishes on the islands, oysters. recently its efforts received forAlthough the islands are not mal recognition. A sign at the accessible to the public because town dock in the Longbeach Vilthey make up an environmental lage, funded by a grant from the 26 the Sandy Hook will Roadhave – Siesta Florida Key Garden Club, was preserve, public the Key, Longboat opportunity to visit the islands erected earlier this year. $6,200,000

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

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

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

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

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THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014

by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

Spanish Main places its bets on Kentucky Derby Spanish Main Yacht Club celebrated the 140th Kentucky Derby with a viewing party May 3, at its clubhouse. Partygoers were treated to mint juleps while they placed bets on which horse would cross the finish line first.

Donna Heffner, Lynne Heuston, Beverly Root and Sherrie Mondus

Greg Fiore enjoys a mint julep.

Barbara Bishop and Jim Lopez

Carol Mae with Sue and Jack Klein

Photos by Kelsey Grau

Ron and Becky Ginter Left: Maurice Bresnahan and Willa Williams

Barbara and Charlie Milano with Wendy Duerkop

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

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

UPDATED & FURN SEASONAL LBK RENTAL! Beachside 2Br/2.5Ba/bonus rm/1CG open plan w/views, granite, wood cabinets, crown moldings, tile, French doors, SS appls., pvt balcony, personal laundry & storage in resort-like comm. w/ amenities! MLS#A3993722 $5200/m

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

UPDATED DOWNTOWN SARASOTA! 3Br/2Ba/2CG open plan w/pvt balcony, diagonal tile, hardwood flrs, modern kitch.w/granite, wood cabinets & SS appls., MBr w/2 walk-ins, pvt laundry & bonus storage in a secure renovated bldg w/ amenities! MLS#A3990047 $425,000

SIESTA KEY COMMERCIAL! Investment property currently being used as a fish market, tenant in place w/new 2-yr lease, sm retail space classified as restaurant w/2 half baths, main thoroughfare near Crescent market area, next to post office on Siesta Key! MLS#A3993284 $300,000

8TH FL BAY VIEWS! 2Br/2Ba/1CG w/custom plan, marble, crown moldings, wood cabinets, plantation shutters, granite, built-ins, ss appls., pvt laundry & balcony in a Downtown bldg w/full service amenities; concierge, pool, spa, fitness ctr & more! MLS#A3991141 $430,000

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One Watergate - Downtown Sarasota Rarely available 2BR/2BA ‘A’ floor plan is ready to be customized to your personal vision. Spectacular views of Sarasota Bay and the Marina from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The perfect downtown location! $449,000

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

Longboat Key - Direct Gulf Front Estate size property over an acre prime for creating your beach front dream. Existing 3BR country rustic home ideal to occupy while your visions unfold. Short distance to shopping, dining and the Longboat Key Club. $3,495,000

Country Club Shores - Direct Bay Front Lovely 3,700+ SF waterfront home at the end of a cul-de-sac with 3 bedrooms plus study/4th bedroom, stunning open Bay views, infinityedge pool and two car garage. $3,500,000

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

Longboat Beach House - Direct Gulf Front Updated first floor corner location. 2BR/2BA, fully furnished, walk out to the beach or enjoy nightly sunsets from your lanai! $545,000

Fairway Bay Atruim - Direct Bay Front Sweeping Bay views from this completely redone 3BR/2BA partially furnished residence at the Atrium. Walk down right to the pool from your private waterfront terrace! Granite surfaces, Porcelean tile floors, custom lighting and wood built-in’s. $839,000

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

Phoenix - Golden Gate Point Stunning sunsets, style, and sophistication from this 3,785 square foot Bay front residence with three full bedrooms plus a media room, three full baths and a powder room. Rarely available! Being sold completely furnished. $2,395,000

Siesta Key - Norsota Way Unique gated Bay front jewel walled-in for privacy with four bedrooms, modern bathrooms and kitchen, gleaming wood floors and a covered pool with glassed outdoor entertainment area. Private dock with 2 boat lifts. $1,890,000

Beachplace III - Bay Gulf and Golf Course Views The perfect beach getaway! Southeastfacing, turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA 5th floor corner residence has wood floors, tasteful furnishings, lovely décor & 2 valuable parking spaces. $569,000

Sleepy Lagoon - Longboat Key Stunning waterfront home on Marbury Lane with 4 bedrooms + den / 4.5 bathrooms totaling 2,702 square feet. Completely renovated, new appliances, pool, boat dock and even a putting green out back! $948,000

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

Lido Regency - Bay and City Views Choice south corner two bedroom two bath apartment on the 10th floor with tons of space, oak wood floors, and spectacular Sarasota Bay and city views! $469,000

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

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Guest speaker Col. Randy Gangle with honoree Col. John Saputo

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Sara DeSoto Chapter honored Longboat Key resident Col. John Saputo May 1, at the Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota. Saputo received the Seven Seals Award and Medal of Honor for his years of military service, philanthropic efforts, character and commitment to his country and his support of veterans. Florida House Rep. Ron Reagan and Dave McCormick presented Saputo with the award, the organization’s highest honor. “I’m honored to have been asked to be here for an incredible man,” said guest speaker Col. Randy Gangle.

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Fabulous year round indoor/ outdoor living behind the gates of Longboat Key Club Islandside. $5,500,000

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $1,670,000 Beautifully decorated living area. Tropical pool, deepwater dock, canal & bay views.

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LOCATION! LOCATION! $1,190,000 3 BR/3 BA Country Club Shores on sailboat water. Close to everything!

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SLEEPY LAGOON BAYSIDE ESTATE $2,265,000 Approximately 2 acres, gated drive, tennis, deepwater dock.

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Agents at Beggins Century 21 settle in at their new location On May 1, Beggins Century 21 hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new location on the north end of Longboat Key. The event also gave the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce the opportunity to welcome the business and its agents.

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FAIRWAY BAY 2BR/2.5BA TOWNHOUSE has lovely garden and pool views and skylights. Permitted lower level w/storage area and oversized garage w/parking for 2 cars. $369,000 Margot Robinson #A3991494

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

ISLAND STYLE INSPIRED 2BR/2BA UNIT Great rental income property was completely renovated in 2005. New kitchen & bathrooms. Oversized screened lanai for maximum garden view. $389,000 Mary Moore & Dia Wilson #M5835441

AMAZING VIEW! Gorgeous white sand beach & Gulf view as you walk thru the door. Nicely furnished w/lg. screened lanai. Gulf to Bay community w/ heated pool, tennis & cabana w/BBQ. $525,000 Teresia Bradford #M5812253

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+ VUE Sarasota Bay announces sales team Michael Saunders & Co. announced that Lisa Morris and Georgia Kopelousos will partner as the on-site sales team for the new 18-story VUE Sarasota Bay. The project is scheduled to break ground in May, at the corner of Gulfstream Avenue and Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, and will have 141 units.

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Deborah Beacham, of Michael Saunders & Co.’s Longboat Key South office, listed and sold a North Casey Key home that sold for $2,275,000. Located at 740 N. Casey Key Road, the property, known as Casa de Blanco, has more than 3,800 square feet of air-conditioned space, two en suite bedrooms on the ground level and a master suite that occupies the entire second floor, according to a news release. The home is the fourth singlefamily home sale on Casey Key in 2014; a fifth vacant parcel on the island also sold this year. Beachum listed and sold the two highestselling properties.

RESORT AT LBK CLUB $334,000 Own a Club Suite, gulf to bay, unabashed luxury, soothing sanctuary, toes in the sand, wind in your hair, yoga on the shore, golf, income! MLS A3985969

SUNSET BEACH GULF FRONT $690,000 Direct gulf front featuring floor to ceiling designer renovations and priced to sell. MLS A3995170

SEAPLACE 3BD SW CORNER $799,777 Completely Renovated 3BD beachfront residence offered turnkey furnished. Easy to see. Owner has 2 covered parking spaces. MLS A3995395

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White Oaks Investment Management Inc. opened a new office at 595 Bay Isles Road, Suite 250. The firm provides investment advisory services on a fee-only basis to five pooled strategies and to White Oaks Wealth Advisors Inc., a firm that offers financial planning and family office services. “This also provides the opportunity for White Oaks Wealth Advisors to serve our existing clients who have moved out of state and to expand our influence in the planning and family office services as well,” said Sharon Bloodworth, president of White Oaks Wealth Advisors, in the release.

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Grand Mariner condominium sells for $1.4 million The following residential real estate transactions took place between April 21 and April 25. A condominium in Grand Mariner on Longboat Key tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Grand Mariner on Dream Island LLC sold the Unit 36B condominium at 595 Dream Island Road to Robert Todd III and Susan Todd, trustees, of Houston, for $1.4 million. Built in 2008, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,928 square feet of living area.

sold the home at 602 Juan Anasco Drive to Brian Proctor, of Ontario, Canada, for $580,000. Built in 1963, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,611 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $149,000 in 1988.

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Alden and Arlene Barker, of Bloomington, Ill., sold their home at 3514 Mistletoe Lane to Barry and Bridget Schnepel, of Longboat Key, for $1.15 million. Built in 1990, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,502 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $458,900 in 1990.

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Lawrence Rand, Thomas Adamson III and Ellen Rand Adamson, trustees, of San Diego, sold the Unit 241 condominium at 2450 Harbourside Drive to Eugene and Shelley Enlow, of Longboat Key, for $1 million. Built in 1990, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 3,083 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $646,500 in 1990.

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James and Jane Spencer, of Portage, Ohio, sold their Unit 3 condominium at 2069 Har-

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Unit 36B at Grand Mariner condominium, 595 Dream Island Road, has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,928 square feet of living area. It sold for $1.4 million. bour Links Drive to Steven and Deborah Felsenthal, of Dallas, for $950,000. Built in 1999, it has four bedrooms, three baths, two half-baths, a pool and 2,707 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $912,000 in 2011.

Fairway Bay

Steven and Mary Wiltse, of Longboat Key, sold their Unit 646 condominium at 2120 Harbourside Drive to David Brody, of Pittsburgh, for $849,000. Built in 1988, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,031 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $650,000 in 2012.

Country Club Shores

Mary Gearhardt sold her home at 524 Ketch Lane to Harry and Helen Buckel, of Longboat Key, for $815,000. Built in 1968, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,028 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $685,000 in 2013.

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Roger and Rhonda Werner, of Johnson, Ind., sold their Unit 202 condominium at 775 Longboat Club Road to Alan Spergel, trustee, of Ontario, Canada, for $813,700. Built in 1984, it has three bedrooms, three baths and

1,842 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $750,000 in 2013.

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Wade and Vicki Collier, of Longboat Key, sold their home at 3340 Bayou Sound to David Wilt and Catherine Wilt, trustees, of Roanoke, Va., for $630,000. Built in 1980, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,319 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $530,000 in 2010.

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Lauren Ash, of Lakewood Ranch, sold her Unit M1-615G condominium at 2045 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Stephen and Nancy Campagnolo, of Darien, Ill., for $476,300. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,076 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $400,000 in 2009. Jordan Paul, trustee, of Lakewood, Colo., sold the Unit G1302A condominium at 2089 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Jacqueline Becker, of Lima, Peru, for $285,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,257 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $150,000 in 1991. Sarajane Hill, trustee, of Fort Wayne, Ind., sold the Unit G3108-C condominium at 2039 Gulf of Mexico Drive to William and Sue Trakas, of Cincinnati, for $254,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 933 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $127,000 in 1993. Wells Fargo Bank, trustee, sold the Unit M1-214-F condominium at 2045 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Frank Radtke and Steven Roy, of Flushing, Mich., for $252,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 928 square

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4960 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # Ph6 #A3997265 $385,000 Maureen Horn

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BUILDING PERMITS These are the largest building permits issued by the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Department for the week of April 25 through May 1, in order of dollar amounts. (GMD = Gulf of Mexico Drive) Address Permit New single3460 GMD family home 4454 GMD Carports 580 Yardarm Lane Seawall 6840 Hughes St. Re-roof 800 Broadway Re-roof

Applicant Rick Lott Longboat Harbour Towers Robert Farrington Hossein Alaie Moore-Hicks Limited Partnership

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John and Deborah Petchul, of Oakland, Mich., sold their Unit 148 condominium at 604 Spanish Drive N. to Dale and Patricia Carmody, of Longboat Key, for $335,000. Built in 1967, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,357 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $351,500 in 2011.

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

637 Spanish N Dr #A3976185 $234,500 Maruta Miluns

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sold the Unit 301 condominium at 4380 Exeter Drive to Gail Gilvey, of Kinnelon, N.J., for $235,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,168 square feet of living area. Robert Pillsbury and Yasmine Green, of West Long Branch, N.J., sold their Unit 305 condominium at 4340 Falmouth Drive to John and Denise Macumber, of Rochester Hills, Mich., for $226,000. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 928 square feet of living area. YOUROBSERVER.COM // See a map of this week’s real estate sales.

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2633 Pursell Cir #A3986454 $224,900 Sherri Mills

1436 John Ringling Pkwy #A3962144 $5,995,000 Harvey & Ethel Lovelace

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

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230 Sands Point Rd # 3005 #A3987939 $1,295,000 Ian Addy Pa

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1927 Boyce St #A3995052 $1,290,000 Barbara Dumbaugh

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3060 Grand Bay Blvd # 124 #A3979353 $890,000 Linda Thompson

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701 Old Compass Rd #A3994062 $869,000 Sandi Layfield

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TEMPERATURES

Record Temperatures High

Low

High

Low

Tuesday, April 29

89

72

91 (1996)

41 (1928)

Wednesday, April 30

88

73

93 (1970)

46 (1916)

Thursday, May 1

87

70

92 (1953)

48 (1921)

Friday, May 2

83

71

92 (2010)

49 (1921)

Saturday, May 3

76

65

95 (1990)

46 (1925)

Sunday, May 4

84

58

94 (1991)

48 (1929)

Monday, May 5

88

62

92 (2002)

49 (1971)

Average Gulf water temperature: 77

MOON PHASES

SUNRISE / SUNSET

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Saturday, May 10

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Monday, May 12

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Tuesday, May 13

6:43a

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Wednesday, May 14

6:43a

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05-08-14


area rugs, garden & more. Worth the trip!

Full

MOVING SALE: Art, collectibles, men’s clothing Thursday, May 8, 2014 and shoes, kitchen items, golf, furniture, books, Thursday, May 8, 2014 CD’s, office supplies, tools and much more. 6344 Thursday, May 8, 2014 Rookery Circle, Bradenton 5/9 and 5/10, 8:30 am.

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

LIDO B condos Weekly 1-800-

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

Items Under $200 For Sale Items Under $200 For Sale

Items Under $200 For Items Undervariety $200of sizes For inSale Sale DOLLS: PORCELAIN, collection DOLLS: PORCELAIN, variety of collection of twenty, hand-painted. $200.00 forin DOLLS: PORCELAIN, variety of sizes sizes incollection. collection of twenty, hand-painted. $200.00 for collection. AMI, 813-833-4926. of twenty, hand-painted. $200.00 for collection. AMI, 813-833-4926. AMI, WASHER 813-833-4926. G.E. and Dryer, excellent condition, $199 G.E. WASHER and for both. 941-962-4884. G.E. WASHER and Dryer, Dryer, excellent excellent condition, condition, $199 $199 for for both. both. 941-962-4884. 941-962-4884. PAINTING: GREAT White Heron w/dark indigo PAINTING: White Heron w/dark background. Beautiful, framed matt indigo gold, PAINTING: GREAT GREAT White Heron in w/dark indigo background. Beautiful, framed 23.5”x27.5”, background. $175/firm. Beautiful,941-383-0509. framed in in matt matt gold, gold, 23.5”x27.5”, 941-383-0509. Reserved Space 23.5”x27.5”, $175/firm. $175/firm. 941-383-0509. Reserved Space LPReserved Reserved Space Value $300. PILATES MACHINE. New, Space portable. LP Space Sell for $195. LP Call Reserved 941−330−3190. Reserved Space Autos Wanted Autos Wanted

Autos Autos Wanted WE BUY CARS. TOPWanted $$ PAID FOR YOUR WE BUY BUY CARS. CARS. TOP Motors, $$ PAID PAID FOR YOUR YOUR VEHICLES. Call Hawley 941-923-3421. WE TOP $$ FOR VEHICLES. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421. VEHICLES. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421. Boat Slips For Rent/Sale Boat Slips For Rent/Sale

Slips For Dry Rent/Sale BOAT Boat SLIP Rental Wanted. dock for 18’ boat. BOAT SLIP Rental Wanted. Dry Yearly 941-225-2170. BOAT rental. SLIP Rental Wanted. Dry dock dock for for 18’ 18’ boat. boat. Yearly rental. 941-225-2170. Yearly rental. 941-225-2170. BOATHOUSE, LBK: 29/ft. covered dry slip, only 10 BOATHOUSE, 29/ft. dry minutes to Gulf,LBK: $250/mo. 941-724-9486. BOATHOUSE, LBK: 29/ft. covered covered dry slip, slip, only only 10 10 minutes minutes to to Gulf, Gulf, $250/mo. $250/mo. 941-724-9486. 941-724-9486. LBK MOORINGS; 45’ slip, P-4, near bay for LBK MOORINGS; MOORINGS; 45’ 45’ slip, slip, P-4, P-4, near near bay bay for for LBK rent by owner. $450/mo. Monthly or longer. rent by owner. $450/mo. Monthly or longer. rent by owner. or $450/mo. Monthly or longer. 941-383-3103 469-556-7651. 941-383-3103 or or 469-556-7651. 469-556-7651. 941-383-3103 LONGBOAT KEY: Indoor boat slip for rent. Top LONGBOAT slip Level, 30/ft. KEY: lengthIndoor x 8/ft boat 6” beam LONGBOAT KEY: Indoor boat slip for forx Level, length height. 941-806-8500. Level, 30/ft. 30/ft. length x x 8/ft 8/ft 6” 6” beam beam x x height. 941-806-8500. height. 941-806-8500.

rent. 9/ft. rent. 9/ft. 9/ft.

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Boats Boats Boats Very Well.

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Furnishings Furnishings

Furnishings BRAND NEW Serta Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set. BRAND Serta Queen Pillowtop Set. Willing sacrifice $150. Need toMattress sell quickly! BRANDtoNEW NEW Sertafor Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set. Willing to sacrifice for $150. Need to sell quickly! (941)387-4810. Willing to sacrifice for $150. Need to sell quickly! (941)387-4810. (941)387-4810. Garage/Moving/Estate Sales Garage/Moving/Estate Sales Sales Garage/Moving/Estate

HOUSE/ MOVING SALE HOUSE/ MOVING SALE Friday, HOUSE/ May 9th & Saturday, May 10th, MOVING SALE Friday, May 9th & Saturday, 9a.m.-4p.m. Friday, May 9th & Saturday, May May 10th, 10th, 9a.m.-4p.m. 561 Golf Links Lane, LBK 9a.m.-4p.m. 561 Golf Links Lane, LBK 561 Golf Links Lane, LBK TOP QUALITY - EXCELLENT CONDITION! TOP QUALITY -- EXCELLENT Brown outdoor, Hancock/CONDITION! Moore sleeper, TOPJordan QUALITY EXCELLENT CONDITION! Brown Jordan Jordan outdoor, outdoor, Hancock/ Hancock/ Moore sleeper, Brown sleeper, iron Moore console, BrownStickley Jordan cabinet, outdoor,ornate Hancock/ Moore sleeper, Stickley cabinet, ornate iron console, Stickley cabinet, console, Henredon buffet,ornate Ethaniron Allen sofa, Stickley cabinet, ornate iron console, Henredon buffet, Ethan Allen sofa, buffet, Allen sofa, RobbHenredon & Stucky chair, Chinese Chippendale Henredon buffet,4Ethan Ethan Allen sofa, Robb & Stucky Stucky chair, 4 Chinese Chinese Chippendale Robb & chair, 4 Chippendale chairs, Hooker computer desk/ bookcase, Robb & Stucky chair, 4 Chinese Chippendale chairs, Hooker computer computer desk/ bookcase, chairs, Hooker desk/ bookcase, iron daybed, wicker, Longaberger, chairs, Hooker1940’s computer desk/ bookcase, iron daybed, 1940’s wicker, Longaberger, iron daybed, 1940’s wicker, Longaberger, Bravia 52” TV, crystal glassware, lamps, iron daybed, 1940’s wicker, Longaberger, Bravia area 52” TV, crystal glassware, lamps, Bravia crystal glassware, rugs, garden & more. lamps, Bravia 52” 52” TV, TV, crystal glassware, lamps, area rugs, rugs, garden & more. more. area garden & Worth the trip! area rugs, garden & more. Worth the trip! trip! Worth Worth the the trip! MOVING SALE: Art, collectibles, men’s clothing MOVING SALE: Art, collectibles, collectibles, men’s clothing MOVING SALE: Art, men’s and shoes, kitchen golf, furniture, books, MOVING SALE: Art,items, collectibles, men’s clothing clothing and shoes, shoes, kitchen items, items, golf,much furniture, books, and kitchen golf, furniture, books, CD’s, office supplies, tools and more. 6344 and shoes, kitchen items, golf, furniture, books, CD’s, office office supplies, tools5/9 andand much more. 6344 CD’s, supplies, tools and much more. Rookery Circle, Bradenton 5/10, 8:30 am. CD’s, office supplies, tools and much more. 6344 6344 Rookery Circle, Bradenton Bradenton 5/9 and and 5/10, 8:30 8:30 am. Rookery Rookery Circle, Circle, Bradenton 5/9 5/9 and 5/10, 5/10, 8:30 am. am.

Pools/Spas Pools/Spas HOT TUB seats Pools/Spas 5, with lounger, 110 or 220 volt.

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

Storage Storage

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Positions Wanted Positions Wanted Help Wanted Positions Wanted

RECEPTIONISTReserved NEEDED.Space Receptionist needed LITIGATION SECRETARY - 2+ yrs exp in conReserved Space Reserved Space for Real EstateLPOffice in LongBoat Key. Computer Reserved Space struction/civil lit, type 65+ wpm; Proficient in MS LP Reserved knowledge a plus. Fax resumeSpace to 813.658.1339 or Space Office 2010 LP – Reserved Word, Outlook, Excel; heavy email: eileeneletto@c21be.com transcription; job includes but is not limited to; transcription, filing, scheduling, calendaring, faxing, Condos/Apts. ForBenefits Rentoffered: copying,Condos/Apts. e-filing & e-service etc. For Rent Condos/Apts. Rentliving BEACHPlACE, lBk. CasualFor beachfront in health ins, disability insurance, Personal/Sick time, BEACHPlACE, lBk. Casual beachfront living in 2BR/2BA, balcony condo. Olympic health BEACHPlACE, lBk. Casual beachfront living in vacation, 401K, profit sharing, etc. Faxpool, resume to: 2BR/2BA, balcony condo. Olympic pool, health club, tennis courts. Available April through 2BR/2BA, balcony Olympic pool, health Walters Levine, Attn:condo. Administrator 941-361-3023. club, courts. through November, Call for April info. Contact club, tennis tennis$2500/mo. courts. Available Available April through November, $2500/mo. Call for info. Elizabeth/NYC. 212-570-2950. November, $2500/mo. Call for info. Contact Contact Elizabeth/NYC. 212-570-2950. Elizabeth/NYC. LBK: TIFFANY212-570-2950. Plaza Beachfront Condos, 1st LBK: TIFFANY Plaza Condos, 1st floor, 2BR/2BA, units, walk out to beach. LBK: TIFFANY W/D Plazain Beachfront Beachfront Condos, 1st floor, W/D in walk out Furnished, heated pool, covered 1 mo. floor, 2BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, W/D in units, units, walkparking. out to to beach. beach. Furnished, heated pool, covered parking. 1 mo. min. 941-383-3338. Furnished, heated pool, covered parking. 1 mo. min. 941-383-3338. 941-383-3338. min. LONGBOAT HARBOR: 2BR/2BA, elegant top HOUSE LONGBOAT HARBOR: 2BR/2BA, top floor, furnished, bay/CLASSIFIEDS harbor views,elegant W/D and LONGBOAT HARBOR: 2BR/2BA, elegant top floor, bay/ views, W/D whirlpool in unit, 4/pools, LP # harbor 139521tennis, floor, furnished, furnished, bay/ harbor views, activities, W/D and and whirlpool in unit, 4/pools, tennis, activities, exercise privateactivities, beach, whirlpool room, in unit, clubhouse, 4/pools, tennis, exercise room, room, clubhouse, private beach, beachhouse. May - clubhouse, Dec. or Annual. Non-smoking. exercise private beach, beachhouse. May Dec. or Annual. Non-smoking. No pets. Call 941-545-2971. beachhouse. May - Dec. or Annual. Non-smoking. No No pets. pets. Call Call 941-545-2971. 941-545-2971. PLAYERS CLUB: Furnished, 3BR/3BA luxury PLAYERS CLUB: 3BR/3BA luxury penthouse on beachFurnished, with full amenities. Gulf, bay PLAYERS CLUB: Furnished, 3BR/3BA luxury penthouse on with amenities. Gulf, and city views. 2 Covered Minimum 4 penthouse on beach beach with full fullparking. amenities. Gulf, bay bay and city views. 2 Covered parking. Minimum 4 months 941-383-1689. and cityplus. views. 2 Covered parking. Minimum 4 months months plus. plus. 941-383-1689. 941-383-1689. Reserved Space Key 2BR/2BA LONGBOAT Reserved Space Longboat Harbour mid Key. Fantastic Bay to Space LPReserved Reserved Space Gulf Complex with wonderful amenities and LP Space LP Reserved Reserved Space boat slips for only $360/yr. Furnished or Unfurnished. NS/NP $1,800. (435) 901−0300.

Condos For Sale For Sale Condos For Sale OWNER:Condos LONGBOAT KEY CLUB:

BY INN ON BY LONGBOAT KEY ON THE BEACH. Private club suite, INN turnkey, BY OWNER: OWNER: LONGBOAT KEY CLUB: CLUB: INN ON THE BEACH. Private club suite, turnkey, tennis, Golf course view, club 650/ sq.ft. THE BEACH. Private suite, $339,000. turnkey, tennis, 708-267-6704. tennis, Golf Golf course course view, view, 650/ 650/ sq.ft. sq.ft. $339,000. $339,000. 708-267-6704. 708-267-6704. GATED BEACHFRONT Community on Longboat GATED BEACHFRONT Community on Longboat Key. 2BR/2BA, updated kitchen, on appliances, GATED BEACHFRONT Community Longboat Key. 2BR/2BA, updated kitchen, appliances, granite in master, heated pools. $299,900. Brooke Key. 2BR/2BA, updated kitchen, appliances, granite master, heated $299,900. O’Malley, 941-726-2677 granite in in CLUB master,REALTY. heated pools. pools. $299,900. Brooke Brooke O’Malley, O’Malley, CLUB CLUB REALTY. REALTY. 941-726-2677 941-726-2677 Reserved Space Reserved Space Condo 2/2. GORGEOUS VIEWS. Penthouse Space LPReserved Reserved Space Updated kitchen & bathrooms, new carpet and LP Reserved Space LP Reserved Space tile. Steps away from the beach. $405,000. (941) 275−6266 www.sarasotacoastalliving.com

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Room For Rent Room Room For For Rent Rent

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

Vacation/Seasonal Rentals Vacation/Seasonal Vacation/Seasonal Rentals Rentals

2015 SEASONAL GULFFRONT CONDO. 2015 GULFFRONT lonGBoAT TERRACECONDO. 2015 SEASONAL SEASONAL GULFFRONT CONDO. lonGBoAT TERRACE 2BR/2BA condo. Tastefully decorated. lonGBoAT TERRACE 2BR/2BA condo. Tastefully decorated. 321-279-3610. 2BR/2BA condo. Tastefully decorated. 321-279-3610. 321-279-3610. A BEACHPLACE LBK Condo. Beachfront, A Condo. Beachfront, 2BR/2BA. Elegantly LBK furnished, internet access, A BEACHPLACE BEACHPLACE LBK Condo. Beachfront, 2BR/2BA. Elegantly furnished, internet access, heated pool, covered parking, internet exerciseaccess, room. 2BR/2BA. Elegantly furnished, heated pool, covered parking, exercise Available Aug., Sept., Oct., Dec., 2014. Nonheated pool, covered parking, exercise room. room. Available Aug., Dec., smoking/ owner.Oct., 941-383-1884. Available pets. Aug.,BySept., Sept., Oct., Dec., 2014. 2014. NonNonsmoking/ smoking/ pets. pets. By By owner. owner. 941-383-1884. 941-383-1884. Exceptional Vacation Rentals Since 1994 Exceptional Vacation Rentals Homes & Condominiums Exceptional Vacation Rentals Since Since 1994 1994 Homes Studios Six Bedrooms Homes & &toCondominiums Condominiums Studios to Six Bedrooms Beachfront, or Garden StudiosIntercoastal to Six Bedrooms Beachfront, Intercoastal or Garden Excellent Service & or Staff Beachfront, Intercoastal Garden Excellent Service & Staff Excellent Service & Staff FloRIDA VACATIon ConnECTIon FloRIDA VACATIon ConnECTIon FloRIDA VACATIon ConnECTIon www.Flvacationconnection.com www.Flvacationconnection.com 941-387-9709 www.Flvacationconnection.com 941-387-9709 877-705-2460 941-387-9709 877-705-2460 877-705-2460

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// ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT The piece she’s working on today is full of blue hues and bright pink ink without any fabric or paper — working solely with ink is unusual for her. You can see an abstract expressionist influence in her brush strokes. In college, her teachers were famed abstract expressionists such as Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhardt, and James Ernst at Brooklyn College (CUNY). Merritt usually works in the mornings in her tiled-floor studio with great natural light. The white walls are covered with family portraits. One whole wall is full of her granddaughter, Amara Merritt’s art. Where there’s room, Merritt’s own paintings are on display. They span from throughout her career. The pieces from her early days in Sarasota are vastly different from the piece she’s working on now. Her early work used earthy colors and clean lines. It’s less abstract. But her work has always been bold. These days, it’s usually mixed media typically involving ink or acrylic, paper and fabrics. Sometimes there are African themes. Most times there’s a subtlety referenced matriarchal figure or three; three is the lucky number. Throughout time as Merritt has aged, her work has become more experimental. For instance, you have to look for the figure to find it inside the piece. She focuses much more on texture, color and movement than her early days. Her work stands

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out. She has always stood out. In elementary school, her teacher called Merritt’s mother in for a meeting. The teacher was unhappy with her constant “disruptive” doodling, despite Merritt’s best efforts to keep her doodling out of detection under her desk. “But she’s still getting A’s on her report card,” Merritt’s mother said to the teacher. “So, you must not be giving her enough work.” Some teachers were more conducive to her special talent, and had her use it to draw maps for the rest of the class. But by high school, she was admitted into an arts school with likeminded creative brains — the High School for Music and Art. It’s the school on which they based “Fame.”

She lived in New York where she taught art and practiced it on the side for 30 years. In 1983, Merritt moved from her native New York City to Sarasota. She showed her contemporary work here for the first time at Art Center Sarasota. Her piece starkly contrasted the birds, palm trees and traditional Florida landscape paintings featured there. Her piece hung away from others near the bathroom — it didn’t fit. In the center of that work is an orange figure. Once you’ve found her, you realize she’s accompanied by two other female figures in warm blue and purple hues — the three goddesses. It’s spiritual in nature. It has the kind of restless energy one might get on a hot Sarasota summer night just

as the sun sets. The images come from me, Merritt says, pointing to her heart. “Women of my family have always been my symbol of strength, so I guess a lot of women and females are all the time emerging (in my work),” she says. Merritt says although that piece seemed misplaced nearly two decades ago, she found that as the arts scene began to develop, more Sarasota artists started taking risks with their work. It became more sophisticated. Merritt points to 1987 when Sarasota Ballet was founded. Arts Center Sarasota grew and expanded beginning in the late ’90s. Around this same time, Sarasota Orchestra (then the Florida West Coast

Symphony) became a fully paid professional orchestra. In 2000, Florida State University began stewarding The Ringling. “Things started happening here culturally,” she says. It was in the late ’90s that Merritt was invited to join the Petticoat Painters. Petticoat Painters might draw thoughts of little old ladies who lunch and drink tea — but that’s not the case. They’re ages 55 to 85, all as bold as Merritt in their own special ways. She says every artist involved is an individual doing the same work she’s been doing her whole career. Some are more traditional. Others more experimental, like Merritt. “I think a lot of the work is very provocative,” she says. “It’s always a good show.”

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John Wesolowski is the guy donning a clipboard and walkie-talkie whenever Sarasota Orchestra sets up for a concert. As the director of operations, his job is to oversee everything and everyone involved in the production, from setup and teardown to sound and lighting. He’s the go-to man for making sure everything is done according to plan. When Wesolowski started working here in October, one of his first responsibilities was planning the final Pops series concert — Spirit of America. The Saturday, May 10, concert is special, because for the first time in Sarasota Orchestra’s 65-year history it Courtesy photos will perform at Ed Smith Stadium. John The concert is part of Wesolowski the Orioles’ inaugural art and entertainment, family-friendly series, “Arts in the Ballpark.” “We think that we’re going to be the highlight of their series this year,” Wesolowski says. Like the other Pops concerts, Maestro Andrew Lane will direct the orchestra in recognizable popular music such as, “Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas,” the “Star Wars” theme and works from “West Side Story.” The guest artist of the concert is bluegrass singer Molly Cherryholmes — she’s been nominated for five Grammys. It’s the same high-quality musicianship you’d expect at any orchestra performance, but, unlike traditional concerts, it has the added bonus of a beer and a hotdog, and it features a fireworks display for the finale. Wesolowski says they expect the event to sell out. Tickets start at $15. The musicians will play by the home team dugout just on the edge of the grass

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// Sir Frederick Ashton Festival — ‘Illuminations,’ Divertissements and ‘Les Patineurs’ The final gala evening of the Sir Frederick Ashton Festival confirmed that the Sarasota Ballet is one of the premier ballet companies in the United States, if not internationally. The Sarasota Ballet dancers performed Ashton’s choreography as if they had been trained by the choreographic great himself. That is also true testament to the ballet’s leaders — Director Iain Webb and Assistant Director Margaret Barbieri — who have coached the dancers with the love and devotion clearly demonstrated by their admiration of “Sir Fred.” The dancers, albeit surely exhausted from the intense week, performed with such passion and gusto as if they knew, just knew, how impeccably the entire week was going and, hopefully, reveling in the international recognition they had received — and more that is surely to come. Webb has reached for this international recognition and most certainly achieved it. Bravo, sir. Sarasota is lucky to have Webb for another 10 years. We can’t wait to see what’s to come. The final evening of the festival opened with a reprisal of “Illuminations,” which is set to music by Benjamin Britten and performed live with the Sarasota Orchestra conducted by Ormsby Wilkins along with the beautiful voice of tenor Matt Morgan. Dancing the lead role of The Poet, Ricardo Graziano seemed to dance this role with more fervor than previously. It was if the torment he was experiencing, while loving both Sacred Love danced by Amy Wood and Profane Love by Ellen Overstreet, was real. His emotions expressed at the betrayal by Profane Love when two officers shot him were purely tragic and emotionally raw.

Standout Stand-ins — Due to an injury, Victoria Hulland had to step out from a few pieces. Her replacements did extraordinary jobs — Amy Wood in Monotones II and Ryoko Sadoshima in “Sleeping Beauty.”

Logan Learned in Ashton’s “Les Patineurs” The company performed five Divertissements, which were all equally impressive and enjoyable. However, “La Chatte” may have been an audience favorite. Kate Honea was absolutely incredible as a white fluffy cat that perfectly embodied the movements of lithe cat. From playfully pawing at the back of a chaise to her final meow at the end, she was captivating and hilarious. Overstreet was seductive and elegant in “Jazz Calendar” while dancing in and out of a large red “O.” Standing in for Victoria Hulland in “The Awakening Pas de Deux” from “Sleeping Beauty,” Ryoko Sadoshima performed a technically clean pas de deux with Ricardo Rhodes with a lovely stage presence. Edward Gonzalez was an expert

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partner of Danielle Brown in “‘Meditation’ from Thaïs.” He kept her aloft during the pas de deux as if she floated on air. And Jessica Cohen and Ricardo Graziano were buoyant and precise in “Voices of Spring.” One could not think this performance could get any better, but it did with “Les Patineurs.” This incredibly difficult ballet in choreography, technique, stamina and control was performed with effortless ease and the largest of smiles by the Sarasota Ballet dancers. Logan Learned stole the entire production with his impish personality and extraordinary tricks. From his multiple pirouettes, leaps, over-the-knee jumps, nohanded cartwheels to the many à la seconde chugs performed en tournant, Learned simply wowed as the Blue Boy. His cohorts

Ruling Roles — Nicole Padilla in the “Elaine Fifield” solo in “Birthday Offering,” Polka in “Façade” and Blue Girl in “Les Patineurs;” Ricardo Graziano as The Poet in “Illuminations;” Kate Honea as the Milkmaid in “Façade,” “La Chatte” and Blue Girl in “Les Patineurs;” Juan Gil and Ricki Bertoni in “Popular Song” in “Façade;” Amy Wood in “Monotones II;” Ricardo Rhodes in the third movement of “Sinfonietta;” Logan Learned as the Blue Boy in “Les Patineurs.” the Blue Girls, Nicole Padilla and Honea, were equally impressive dancing in such sync that they seemed they were twins. The two closed out the show with incredible turning feats — Honea with a fast-paced piqué turn manèges and Padilla with 32 fouetté en tournants with double pirouettes in between. This festival was a magnificent end to an excellent season for the Sarasota Ballet. One would think that Webb couldn’t create another season that could compare, but he can! Next season is also exciting with world premieres and more choreographic greats such as Michel Folkine, Vaslav Nijinsky, Paul Taylor and Rudolf Nureyev and, of course, Ashton’s “La Fille mal Gardée.” We can’t wait! — Anna Dearing

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THE PERFECT SETTING A stylish St. Armands home showcases a lifetime of collecting fine art and design.

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At left from top: A wood and rubber sculpture by Chakaia Booker was purchased at auction in 2008. Prints by mid-century artist Charlie Harper decorate the living room. A low Mies van der Rohe table sports a custommade top from Florence. The small sculpture is a found piece of molten glass. Above: In the living room, a Dunbar sofa by Edward Wormley and two small tables by Eliel Saarinen. The bookcase was designed by I. M. Pei.

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exposed brick walls. Viewed from the exterior, it had an imposing presence. Their Sarasota home takes a different approach. The light touch of mid-century modernism is still there, but the house unfolds as a series of rooms and spaces, each self-contained and different. To get this effect, Hervieux opened up each room to face the outside. Before, the bedrooms had high clerestory windows, which only made the smallish rooms seems smaller. Now, the rooms open to the garden that flows around the perimeter of the house, with the glass walls each framing a different view. The master bedroom looks out on a tiny oasis of succulents and cacti, barely 7 feet wide. The study at the rear of the house faces a little grove of plants and sculpture-like walls, all perfumed by Confederate jasmine. The home is not large, perhaps 1,800 square feet. What surprises the visitor is how well the art and furniture fit into the space. Though there is a lot to see and

study — “every piece has a story behind it,” Snyder says — the effect is not cluttered. The objects have been edited and distilled. Each serves a functional purpose yet is beautiful in its own right. The furniture the men chose all has a common theme. This is the mid-century look at its most elegant and refined. In the living room a pair of armchairs designed by Eliel Saarinen flank an Edward Wormley sofa for Dunbar. Against one wall runs an egg crate bookcase Pei designed specifically for their Washington, D.C., home. It’s filled with hundreds of books, mostly on art and design. And in the adjacent dining area, a quartet of Brno chairs by Mies van der Rohe surround a glass-and-steel table designed by the “other” Saarinen, Eero. But it is the carefully collected art that gives the Snyder-Breit house its intimate, gallery-like feeling. A triptych by color-field painter Gene Davis animates one wall, with the artist’s famous vertical lines arranged with an al-

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As soon as chef and owner Andrea Bozzolo starts speaking, you know this Italian is the real deal. He’s from Piedmont, Italy, a place known for its food. Bozzolo grew up with homemade pasta, but he didn’t learn to make it until culinary school. He imports his flour from Italy and uses only the freshest eggs he can find.

Andrea Bozzolo For his 50-seat restaurant, he doesn’t need the big equipment, and has a small electric pasta roller and cuts it all by hand. His favorite on the menu? The ravioli, which changes flavor almost daily.

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by Heather Merriman Black Tie Assistant Editor It was an evening of color and spice for YMCA Foundation of Sarasota’s 23rd annual Going for the Gold, themed “The Golden Lotus” Saturday, May 3, at the Frank Berlin Branch. The annual fundraising event was Indian-themed — rich colored silk drapery lined the walls and ceilings, large tapestries of Indian cities hung in the ballroom, and colorful lanterns and more transformed the Frank Berlin Branch into a magical celebration. As guests entered the venue they were greeted by Co-Chairs Merrill Bonder and Pat Martin, YMCA Foundation of Sarasota President Jennifer Grondahl,

Chairman Paul Bowman and CEO Kurt Stringfellow before making their way into “Lotus Garden,” which featured lounge seating, a Henna artist offering tattoos to guests to add flair to their attire and “The Levitating Guru” silently hovering over his magic carpet (one guests actually screamed when he suddenly moved). During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while browsing more than $150,000 worth of silent auction items. Guests then made their way into the ballroom (or the gym as it’s known any other day) for an IndianAmerican-inspired dinner catered by Michael’s On East. As the night continued, guests enjoyed more theme-inspired

entertainment, including a vocal performance by School House Link student Danielle Ackermann and Indian classical dances and fusion performances by Orlando’s Ameya Groups dancers. Following the live auction, an Indian DJ and Dhol Drummer in traditional dress taught guests some bhangra steps, as well as how to play the dhol. “Pat, Jennifer and I were so overwhelmed by the generosity of our guests Saturday evening. I think people were as touched by the stories of kids in Y programs that were shared as we were,” said Co-Chair Merrill Bonder. “What we are doing really is life changing, and we are so proud to be able to support those who need us through Go James and Jennifer Dawes

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The New York Times’ Jack Anderson, Dance International, Canada’s Michael Crabb and The New York Times’ George Dorris

SIR FREDERICK ASHTON FESTIVAL TAKES OVER SARASOTA …

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ritics get a word in at The Observer … It’s not often reputable national newspaper critics come to town. But for Sarasota Ballet’s Sir Frederick Ashton Festival, critics from as far as London and Scotland and from papers as internationally recognized as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal came to town. Before the second night’s performance, The Observer hosted a critic cocktail party to welcome them to Sarasota. It was interesting to learn that most of them started with a dance background rather than a journalism degree. And how’d they get their positions at their prestigious papers (aside from great talent)? Luck. For instance, a friend recommended Robert Greskovic as the dance critic for the Wall Street Journal. Many were well educated about Sarasota Ballet — they’ve heard about our circusthemed Nutcracker. They were surprised to learn that the holiday performance this year would be of “La Fille mal Gardee.” In fact, every critic mentioned how special “La Fille” is.

‘Give me something brilliant’ … According to Anthony Dyson, chairman of the Frederick Ashton Foundation, that’s what the great choreographer asked of his dancers. And “brilliant” along with “technically superb” and “that Ashton feeling” is how Dyson summarized the Sarasota Ballet’s Ashton Festival, which ended Saturday. Local balletomanes could not have agreed more; a request for a one-word summary elicited “awesome,” “absolutely fabulous,” “incredible,” “uplifting,” “glorious,” “spectacular” and “satisfying” — recognizing the troupe’s accomplishment over recent years. Attendees reported themselves “speechless,” “stupefied,” “gobsmacked” and “thrilled.” Jean Weidner Goldstein, who founded the ballet 20-plus years ago, dubbed Director Iain Webb an “impresario.” Outside the opera house after the performance, Webb said simply, “They did so well; I am so proud of them. What’s so different from other companies is that they’ll do anything for me.”

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ay 4 saw not one but two surprise parties … The Big 90 … Philanthropist Gloria Moss, who frequently pronounces that age is just a number, is notching up a new one this month. Daughter Marion, friend Janet Hunter and Saks Fifth Avenue, represented by Sally Schule, successfully surprised her at brunch for 50 guests at Michael’s On East. Friend Linda Solomon recalled celebrating Gloria’s 70th in Beaune, France, with their late husbands, Gilbert and Marty. Janet and John Hunter told of her 80th at Chewton Glen, England, with Scott George and John Mason present. The three Moss daughters (Marion, Judy and Peggy, in birth order) were at both, and they will sweep their mom off to Newport this weekend. Commissioner Suzanne Atwell read a proclamation designating Moss a “favored citizen.” Joel Elzey, Gloria Good, Chantelle Ryan and Paula Weissman were there from Saks along with Schule. Christine Jennings, Tosca Strong and Nate Jacobs (who serenaded the birthday girl) represented Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, and Dolly Jacobs and Pedro Reis were there for Circus Sarasota. Friends included dance instructor/partner Jim Helmich, Mike Ash, Betsy Bagby, Tana Sandefur, Betty Schoenbaum (who owned up to being envious of Moss’ legs), Ursula Essex, Zoltan Karpathy, Pat and Gerald Phillips, Phil King and Dennis Stover and Jimmy Neal. Much in the spirit of things, Moss volunteered, “You’re all invited to my next one.” The big 20 … LeeAnne Swor was shocked to find more than 60 guests gathered at The Francis

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// BLACK TIE: CAMERA READY SIR FREDERICK ASHTON FESTIVAL CLOSING NIGHT GALA Benefiting Sarasota Ballet Saturday, May 3, at Sarasota Opera House

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// BLACK TIE: CAMERA READY 13TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF HOPE DINNER Benefiting Center for Building Hope | Wednesday, April 30, at Fête Ballroom

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// BLACK TIE: CAMERA READY SIR FREDERICK ASHTON FESTIVAL OPENING VIP LUNCHEON Benefiting Sarasota Ballet | Tuesday, April 29, at Bijou Café Photos by Heather Merriman

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oms are the most deserving of appreciation and pampering — so what are you doing for your her this Mother’s Day (May 11)? When it comes to actual gifts, Mother’s Day occurs during the prettiest of seasons for gift giving. Between spring and summer, uplifting colors, floral and summery items make the best presents to make anyone smile. So, where do you start when buying a Mother’s Day present? First, it depends on

what type of gift you want to give — are you a gift giver who prefers gifts that are personal and sentimental? Are you a gift giver who enjoys giving gifts that you can experience with that person? Or are you a gift giver who just gives downright fabulous gifts? Whatever your style, Black Tie has found the most gift-able of gifts around town.

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 If buying gifts isn’t your thing, enjoy a walk over the Ringling Bridge with your mom before treating her to brunch downtown. Not only is the walk beautiful, but it also provides a great time to catch up with each other.

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