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Neighbors lament variance
Some North Shore Road residents say a new home on a small lot will tower over them and block sunlight from their properties. Legal recourse remains an option.
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North Shore Road neighbors who oppose a home being built on a small, narrow lot in their neighborhood decided last week not to appeal the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s April decision to grant a variance for the property. Those neighbors, though, plan to watch construction of the home closely. They also aren’t
giving up their rights to future legal recourse if they believe the home affects their quality of life and decreases their property values. Approximately 15 North Shore Road neighbors attended the April 10 zoning board meeting to protest the variance, asking the board to deem the lot unbuild-
able, deny the variance and keep the property a vacant lot forever. Diane and Glenn Goll, the owners of the lot, agreed to a proposed request by planning staff for a variance that increases the allowed building coverage from 25% to 27%, which allows the Golls to build a 1,600-squarefoot house on the narrow lot.
In its 12th year, “Team Euphemia Haye” is still going strong. Nearly 30 people began their Easter weekend with the annual walk in April 19, in Joan M. Durante Park. The walk is meant to raise money and awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or JDRF. “We became involved with Juvenile Diabetes when Kate was diagnosed and we were all feeling a bit helpless about that,” said Euphemia Haye co-owner D’Arcy Arpke. “It’s a wonderful organization that really reached out to us. So, we formed our walk team and a lot of these people have been walking with us all these years.”
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It’s your last chance to dig into succulent stone crabs. The seven-month stone crab season ends May 15, meaning there’s just a few days left to strap on your bib and head to a local restaurant. Stone crab season resumes Oct. 15.
LBK Liquors could open at Whitney Beach Plaza by next week. Ryan Snyder, who co-owns the plaza and is the owner of the liquor store, said the state listed the liquor license address as “6810” instead of “6854” Gulf of Mexico Drive and placed a hold on the license, pending the correction. Store hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Glen Schloneger will manage the store.
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Without that variance, a home can’t be built there. The zoning board approved the variance in April. Senior Planner Steve Schield said staff recommended the variance, noting the lot is legally non-conforming and is zoned
FOR THE COMPLETE STORY ON FISH BOATWORKS, SEE PAGE 17A.
by Kurt Schultheis | Managing Editor
Clerical error postpones Colony auction Unicorp National Development Inc. President Charles Whittall has a contract to buy the resort’s bankrupt estate, and he’s confident he will win the bid for 2.3 acres at auction. Add another bankruptcy filing and another delay to the ongoing Colony Beach & Tennis Resort legal saga. An auction for an 80% interest in 2.3 acres of Colony Beach & Tennis Resort property planned
for May 9 was postponed. Orlando-based Unicorp National Development Inc. President Charles Whittall, who expects to place the winning bid when the auction is rescheduled in approximately six weeks, said
there was a clerical error in an advertisement for the auction and a motion to reschedule the sale has been filed. Colony Lender Principal David Siegal said three shell corporations owned by longtime Colony
owner Dr. Murray “Murf” Klauber that no longer operate (Colony Investors Inc., Colony Services Inc. and Le Tennique) were attached to the auction sale.
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for residential use. “Other properties in the area have been granted variances,” Schield said. “Denying a similar variance would deny them of rights granted to other property owners.” The zoning board denied the lot a different variance in March 2012. Neighbors thought the denial meant the lot was unbuildable. Planning, Zoning and Building Director Alaina Ray, though, said the 2012 variance request asked for too large a footprint and too many setback requests. Wendi Bundy and Maureen Merrigan live on the west side of the vacant lot at 301 North Shore Road, and Thomas Munsell lives on the other side of the lot at 361 North Shore Road. The neighbors tried to purchase the property from the Golls in August 2013, when the Golls decided to put the lot up for sale when they couldn’t get a hearing because the zoning board could not obtain a quorum. “Our offer was above fair market value, but we never heard back about it and before we knew it, it was scheduled for a variance request and neighbors got a 10day notice,” Bundy said. “Some neighbors said they never got the notice.” Sixteen North Shore Road neighbors signed a petition stating the home, which will have two stories on stilts, “will impact the quality of the neighborhood.” The neighbors said they all considered buying the lot at one time years ago when they bought their homes, but were told it was unbuildable. “Surveyors have come and gone over the years and not purchased it because it doesn’t make sense,” Bundy said. “This house will be too tall and too wide.” Munsell owns a one-story cottage next to the lot that he purchased with his wife with the intent to retire there permanently in a few years. “We were going to retire there and
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install solar energy there in our home,” Munsell said. “Now we will have no sunlight once that home is built and our dream is shattered. I don’t want to live in darkness.” Bundy, Merrigan and Munsell let a May 10 deadline to appeal the zoning board decision in court pass. “We have no doubt a circuit court would remand this back to the town, but it will come up before the same board and they will reach a similar conclusion based on their facts,” Munsell said. Munsell and other neighbors say they don’t understand why the zoning board didn’t grant the minimum variance allowed, which was 1,490 square feet. Ray said that because past variance for lots on North Shore Road were approved for a minimum of 1,600 square feet, which is the standard that the zoning board applied for this property as well. “It’s the minimum footprint required for the zoning district,” Ray said. Munsell said residents “will be managing the build of the new home closely.” “We’re concerned about the elevation of the building on the lot and neighbors want to make sure it’s built as close to the ground as it can and is as small as it can be,” he said. Munsell also said property owners will take legal recourse if the new structure affects neighboring property values. “We still have legal recourse even though we are not appealing,” Munsell said. “And we will hold out hope the Golls would rather sell the lot to us or build a smaller home.” Munsell said it will be awkward for the Golls to build a home in a neighborhood that doesn’t want one built. Sarasota attorney Michael Furen, who represented the Golls, urged the zoning board and residents in April to realize this is a buildable lot. “This pure variance is necessary to have any reasonable use of their property moving forward,” Furen said. “Without the variance, they simply can’t build on the property.”
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by David Conway | News Editor
St. Armands businesses await events ordinance
Stakeholders on St. Armands Circle say April’s St. Armands Fine Art Festival reinforced the need for a seasonal restriction on special events in the area. MAN ON THE STREET Although Circle leaders have expressed the need for a ban on special events in St. Armands Circle Park, area merchants shared mixed opinions on a blackout:
Settimi’s Gelato “It’s a good opportunity to make new customers, to attract new customers. It’s a great opportunity for us. … It’s so much better to have people around here.” ONLINE // Hear more business owners discuss the pros and cons of St. Armands Circle events.
+ North-end sand arrives this week Sand should be flowing from a pipe onto the sand-starved north today. Work to mobilize a dredge and pipe that will bring sand to the north end of the Key has been ongoing near Beer Can Island. A pipe is being positioned from the north end of the Key to begin the sand flow to the island. Equipment for the project was placed at the Broadway beach access. The North Shore Road beach access is closed until the sand project is completed in 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.
St. Armands leaders look forward to an ordinance regulating seasonal events in the heart of the Circle, which they say add congestion without offering any benefits to Circle stakeholders. Despite concerns about public safety issues, last month’s St. Armands Fine Art Festival seemingly came and went without much alarm. Still, area leaders eagerly await a season absent any major events in the heart of the Circle. In March, St. Armands residents asked Sarasota city commissioners to consider lengthening a blackout on events in St. Armands Circle Park during this year’s peak tourist season. That extension would have included the weekend of April 26, during which the St. Armands Fine Art Festival was scheduled. Residents and commissioners argued that added congestion could pose a public safety issue if emergency vehicles needed to drive through the Circle, but City Attorney Robert Fournier said the ban would illegally target a single event. Ultimately, the commission decided not to act, waiting instead for city staff to provide a revised special events ordinance including a permanent blackout period at St. Armands Circle Park. At a May 5 St. Armands Circle Business Improvement District meeting, St. Armands
Circle Association president Diana Corrigan said the arts festival went smoothly. Unfortunately, she said, the event reinforced a need for new regulations in the park, because Circle merchants did not benefit from the added traffic in an already-congested area. “Three of the restaurants that serve on our boards said their business was down,” Corrigan said. “It did absolutely nothing for the businesses on St. Armands Circle.” Corrigan brought up the possibility of the BID leasing the park from the city, giving Circle stakeholders more control over the area. Fournier said that was an avenue the City Commission could pursue if it was so inclined, but that he wanted to avoid returning to an earlier system of managing events in the area. Previously, the city had a blackout period on special events in the park from February to the middle of April, with the St. Armands Circle Landowners, Merchants and Residents group having significant input on exceptions to that ban. In practice, LMRapproved events were allowed, while others were not.
“I certainly understand why they want to have a say of what happens in the park, and I think that’s reasonable,” Fournier said. “I would stop short of giving any private organization veto power over the use of any public facility.” BID Vice Chairman Marty Rappaport expressed some trepidation regarding a hypothetical lease of the park. Rappaport said he would like to see the revised events ordinance before assuming any additional responsibility. “I would not agree to anything with the city until I saw what was presented,” Rappaport said. “We don’t know what we’re getting into.” Ultimately, Fournier said, a permanent restriction on events in St. Armands Circle Park makes sense, and will be included when the City Commission discusses the new events ordinance in June. The only questions left to answer pertain to the finer details of the blackout period. “The physical location of this park does make it unique in a lot of ways,” Fournier said. “It does make sense to have some special criteria there that don’t exist elsewhere.”
Longboaters who detected a difference in the drinking water coming out of their pipes last week aren’t crazy. Town staff shut off the Manatee County interconnect pipe May 7 that funnels water from Manatee County to the entire island and turned on the emergency water interconnect pipe that sits under Sarasota Bay on the south end of the Key. In an email to the Longboat Key Town Commission May 8, Assistant Town Manager Anne Ross said the move was made so Manatee County could replace a water meter for the north end water pipe on Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island in conjunction with an upcoming Longboat Pass water main replacement project. “We used the city of Sarasota’s safe drinking water to avoid a service interruption, pressure changes, and an island-wide precautionary boil water notice for two days,” Ross said. The town didn’t notify residents of the switch to assess how many residents would call to inquire about a difference. “Some people are more sensitive to changes and we received three calls,” Ross said. The town was using Manatee County water again May 9, but Ross warned that when the water pipe replacement project begins later this year, the town will utilize the city’s water from time to time to avoid service interruptions.
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“Business may not increase dramatically at all (from special events), but it brings more exposure out to the Circle. … In some respects, because of the parking, it can be difficult. A lot of times, the events people themselves have big vehicles and they take up a lot of the areas that could be open for people coming, shopping and eating in the areas.”
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Legislature amends bill to fix a density glitch The annual Florida Legislative session has been a good one for the town of Longboat Key. Town-hired lobbyist Dave Ramba notified town staff at the end of April that Senate Bill 374 passed in both the state Senate and House. The bill, which fixes a density glitch in the Town Charter, now rests with the governor, who is expected to sign the bill into law soon. The bill is meant to exclude Longboat Key from a ban on local growth management referendums imposed by the Legislature in 2011. The ban was a response to the proposed “Hometown Democracy” constitutional amendment, rejected by voters, which would have required referendum votes on local development decisions. The Longboat Key Town Commission gave town staff direction to take the actions necessary to get the major charter issue back on track. The charter is currently in limbo in regards to future density increases because the Legislature approved at a previous session a two-page bill that nixed the referendum process statewide and also rendered any referendum performed on or after June 1, 2011 moot. So, the referendum approval process the town has used for more than 25 years is currently useless. And a referendum that the island’s registered voters approved Nov. 6, 2012 that allowed two properties to convert from commercial to residential use, allowing for a maximum of six dwelling units per acre, is null and void. But all that will change when Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs the amended bill into law any day now. “This referendum requirement has
TOWN RECEIVES MORE BEACH FUNDS The Florida Legislature’s spring session ended on a positive note for the town. Not only did a bill clear both the House and Senate that fixes a density glitch in the Town Charter, but Longboat Key also received $2,335,034 for beach nourishment purposes as part of a House bill that disperses funds for beach and inlet projects. “It’s been a very good legislative session for the town of Longboat Key,” wrote Town Manager Dave Bullock, in a May 7 email to the Town Commission.
been a condition precedent to any density increases and has been a huge factor in making the town the desirable community that it is today,” wrote Town Attorney Maggie Mooney-Portale in an April 30 email to the commission. The town, meanwhile, doesn’t have any problems with any other past referendum approvals. When the governor signs the bill, the referenda approved in 2012 will also become legal again. Longboat Key is the only municipality in the state that has a charter that requests a referendum to increase density.
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Lido Key raccoons pose problems for county The raccoon population at Ted Sperling Park — undeterred by the presence of humans — has become a headache for some South Lido Beach visitors.
Sarasota County has been trying to control the raccoon population at Ted Sperling Park for years, stepping up its efforts in recent months to combat issues during tourist season. Here are some of the ways the county is attempting to manage the wildlife: • Trapping animals with the assistance of a commercial trapper • Reducing the number of trash cans in the park, strategically placing them so that they can be emptied and monitored with greater regularity • Increasing the number of trash cans that are wildlifeproof, experimenting with different models to eventually determine the most effective one • Implementing educational efforts to encourage visitors not to feed the wildlife, including the installation of signs in the park.
Some find the growing presence of raccoons in Ted Sperling Park at South Lido Beach something other than cute or charming: They find it worrisome. Residents on Lido Key, concerned about the booming raccoon population and its seeming indifference to the presence of humans, asked the city what was being done about the issue. The answer was found with the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation department, which is responsible for overseeing the park and has attempted to address the raccoon problems in the area for more than a decade. George Tatge, the county’s manager of beaches, says the issues stem from the fact that some visitors to the park encourage the behavior of the raccoons. “It’s been an issue the entire time I’ve been going to that park — for the past 20 years, that I can recall,” Tatge said. “It’s been a very popular place for the public to see the raccoons.” Those who are enamored by the raccoons have a tendency to feed them, which diminishes the animals’ natural fear of humans and encourages them to seek food from people during the day. About 10 years ago, the county first began an educational effort to discourage feeding the raccoons. Despite that push — which in-
cluded installing signs and asking law enforcement to keep an eye out for rogue raccoon feeders — the issue has not subsided. The issue has seemingly gotten worse in the past few months, Tatge said, because of the increased tourist activity. Although the county does not track the fluctuating raccoon population, more people visit the park during the height of season, many of whom are from out of town and are less familiar with the county’s policy regarding feeding animals. In addition, the increased waste produced by visitors becomes another source of food for raccoons. “During tourist season, you have a lot more visitors to the park,” Tatge said. “Because of that, there’s a lot more debris and trash.” The well-fed animals get more protein in their diet, allowing them to reproduce more and have bigger litters. The growing population also learns how to forage for food in urban settings by approaching humans, digging through park and condominium trash cans and even nicking food from picnic baskets. This becomes not only a nuisance, Tatge says, but also a safety hazard — any wild animal that’s willing to approach humans poses a threat. The county is going beyond education to address the issue.
Raccoons are a common sight during the day at Ted Sperling Park, and the county is trying to reduce their ability to scavenge through trash cans for food. Over the past several months, it has worked to reduce the population by trapping some animals. In addition, it’s attempting to manage the trash cans in the park more effectively to help cut down on the presence of raccoons. The county is now placing fewer bins in more carefully considered locations to protect the garbage from the animals. It’s also experimenting with a variety of wildlife-proof receptacles to see which is the most effective. The goal, Tatge said, is not to
eliminate the raccoon population. He knows that, regardless of the risks they might pose, they’re still an appealing attraction for some visitors. Instead, the county hopes to mange the population and reinforce behaviors that make it safe for raccoons to coexist with humans. “A well-behaved raccoon has a natural fear of man and feeds at night; it doesn’t rely on humans to survive,” Tatge said. “When I see behavior that matches that, I know that we’ve been pretty successful.”
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12:19 p.m. — 4700 block of GMD. Welfare Check. A hotel manager called police after a woman took an iPad out of her roommate’s luggage before taking a shuttle to a Bradenton Beach gift shop. The roommate said the woman had threatened to harm herself earlier that morning when they were extremely intoxicated. Police found the woman on Bradenton Beach and determined that she did not want to harm herself.
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turbance. A woman told police she has been married 20 years and has two children ages 22 and 28. Police learned that she has been married for 35 years, her children are 28 and 33, and she and her husband got into an argument about her refusal to take her prescribed medication for age-related memory issues. During the argument, she forgot who her husband was, then started yelling that he did not belong in her house.
12:16 p.m. — 2600 block of GMD. Property Damage. A driver was stopped at a red light and scratched her leg, causing her to ease up on the break pedal and strike the vehicle in front of her.
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Call in the creative pros Tom Freiwald’s resignation last week from the Longboat Key Urban Land Institute Advisory Committee heightened again the perils of committees that have a fuzzy mission and no authority. More often than not, there is more time devoted to talking about what the committee should do than actually doing anything. That seems to have been the life so far of the ULI advisory committee. Although now there seems to be more of a purpose: come up with desired amenities to improve Bayfront Park. The town and Sarasota County shelved this project ever since the recession. With little excess tax revenue to spend, the two government entities couldn’t justify spending millions to redevelop the park and integrate it with the adjacent property to its south. The county purchased 3.9 acres for $7.95 million in 2006. But now that it made the ULI’s suggested list of town priorities, it has become the newest top priority of the ULI advisory committee. With all due respect and no slight intended to the smart people on the committee, they should defer this task — to some creative experts. It’s difficult to think how town commissioners, planning board members, a few Longboat Key citizens and the Sarasota County parks staff — not exactly the demographics of daily park users — are the best people to develop creative designs, ideas and amenities for Bayfront Park. If the town is finally going to address Bayfront Park, do it right. Get creative. Hire creative people to create a vision befitting of a site that has among the most spectacular views of the bay on all of Longboat Key. Ask the experts at Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort or Busch Gardens, or for that matter, the creative minds at the Ringling College of Art and Design or at the University of Florida School of Architecture to create designs that make a statement and make it a jewel of Longboat Key. If the town and county are going to re-do the park (with tourist-tax funding), they should go all the way. Whatever is decided likely will stand for the next 30 years. It should be awesome; a place to where Longboaters can’t wait to take their grandchildren.
+ Paragon proves a point
As the saying goes, we’ll eat crow. The predicted Armegeddon didn’t occur. No one died in a traffic jam. In fact, there were no traffic jams. In spite of the objections from the St. Armands Circle Association, St. Armands Residents Association and St. Armands Landowners Association, the Paragon Fine Art Festival on St. Armands Circle the weekend after Easter occurred with nary an operational hitch — in fact, none that we’ve been able to discern from conversations with St. Armands merchants, city officials and a longtime art-show exhibitor who participated in the Paragon show. As you may recall, there was quite the hubbub over Paragon Art Festival owner Bill Kinney’s seeking to put on one of his
shows on the Circle in March — at the height of season. A representative of the St. Armands Residents Association protested to City Hall. Permitting a show in March or April could be disastrous — traffic that could inhibit public safety; disruption in the surrounding neighbors’ streets; and competing with St. Armands retailers at their most crucial money-making time. What’s more, permitting the show in March or April was alleged to be violating a long-standing blackout period that extended from Jan. 1 through Easter. This column likewise took the position that Sarasota city officials shifted their previous practices and agreement with three St. Armands associations and broke a trust. The City Commission, nonetheless, permitted Kinney’s show to be held, but scheduled it for the weekend after Easter, just outside the blackout period. Lo and behold, the show was a success — without incident, without swarming crowds or backed-up traffic, without disrupting the Circle’s merchants. When we spoke to Shoshana Matthews, a 20-year exhibitor at art shows all over the country, she called it “a great show.” Matthews said she was skeptical when she signed up to exhibit, knowing the show was occurring at the end of Season and that it was a first-time show. But to her surprise and pleasure, the show was a pleasant experience the whole weekend. With only 83 exhibitors (not even half the number of other St. Armands festivals), the show was contained within St. Armands Park and didn’t spill into the streets. She called it relaxed. Still, Matthews said, the crowds were steady all weekend, and they were buyers, not just lookers. “I saw packages being carried all weekend,” Matthews said. A regular reviewer of shows for Sunshine Artist magazine, a leading trade publications for art festivals, Matthews dubbed the show “well done.” For Kinney, owner of Paragon, the outcome delivered proof there is room for more than one art-festival promoter on St. Armands Circle. For 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced an art festival in November on St. Armands Circle, and for the past 10 years, it has produced a similar show in January — both with the support of the St. Armands Circle Association. That long-standing relationship made it tough for Kinney. When he recently spoke to us, he said all he wants is fair treatment. If you read the reviews in the art-festival blogosphere of Kinney’s shows — in Sarasota and elsewhere; when you talk to Paragon exhibitors; and when Kinney tells you how art festivals must be symbiotic with the local brick-and-mortar merchants and restaurants, you can conclude there’s substance, knowledge and wisdom in this 20-plus-year veteran of art shows. This is no fly-by-nighter. He deserves, and has earned, fair treatment. When city officials and St. Armands interests reconvene to address the rules governing the use of St. Armands Cicle Park, Kinney, now a Siesta Key resident, should have a seat at the table.
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+ Don’t do it Marco Rubio’s ego is like the devil sitting on his shoulder, whispering temptations in his ear, egging him on. He needs an exorcist. He shouldn’t run for president — not yet. He’s not ready. When we first heard then-Florida Speaker Rubio speak extemporaneously in 2007 at the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club, we wrote: “He should be governor.” When we heard him speak in 2009 in his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate against Charlie Crist, you couldn’t help but be smitten: This Rubio guy has the gift — the right philosophy, the right ideas and an special eloquence and common sense that didn’t sound like a manufactured, platitudinous politician. He was real. He made sense. He amazed his Florida legislative colleagues. Elected to the Florida House in 2000 at age 29; speaker in 2006 at 35; now a freshman U.S. senator at 43. And a Republican media darling on the national stage. But all of this appears to be going to his head. Ever since he was elected to the Senate, Rubio has spent a lot of time traveling the country on the speaking circuit. Go to his Tweets on Twitter, and you’ll see the senator delivering the weekly GOP address on the radio; speaking in New Hampshire one day; talking at the D.C. press club the next. And you have to wonder about a freshman U.S. senator who has established his own political action committee, Reclaim America. Its website’s photos are an homage to Marco. While we’d like to see Rubio elected president one day, now is not the time. Dare we say, while he has been an eloquent and forceful advocate for most of the right issues so far (except immigration), the young senator’s signature legislative accomplishments so far remind us of another young, unaccomplished U.S. senator who was interested in only two things: himself and becoming president. And we’ve all learned the hard way: He wasn’t ready or qualified for the office. If Rubio were as smart as we think he is, he might follow a path somewhat similar to that of another great Florida politician, the late Gov. Lawton Chiles. Like Rubio, Chiles started his political career in the Legislature, serving 12 years as member of the House and Senate. Then he spent 18 years in the U.S. Senate, retiring in 1989. Chiles came out of retirement and was elected governor in 1990, serving two terms. Rubio would be smart to serve a couple terms in the U.S. Senate; come back to Florida to run for governor and earn some executive experience; and then make the run for the presidency. He has the right stuff. He just needs to listen to someone other than his ego.
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+ Resident believes oil spill remnants exist near Longboat Key Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to express deep concern about what lay at the floor of our canals and bay. I strongly suspect that we are polluted with remnants of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I live on the canal in Country Club Shores between Ranger and Halyard lanes. After a large storm this past week, I went out to the canal, where I saw coconuts floating. I then saw there was something large submerged and I used my pool skimmer to try to remove it. I found that it was lodged in the floor of the canal and when I moved it slightly, large plumes of petroleum smelling, shimmering, oil slicks surfaced. The oil slicks were being stirred up from sediment on the floor of the canal.
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“One of those corporations that no longer operates filed for bankruptcy, which triggered the rescheduling of the auction,” Siegal said. “We are simply carving off those shell corporations and rescheduling the auction to prevent further delay.” Colony Services Inc. filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, automatically canceling the scheduled auction. Colony Lender will now ask for relief from that bankruptcy to move forward with the auction. Longtime Colony General Manager Katie Moulton and Klauber declined to comment abut the bankruptcy filing. When the auction does occur, most likely in early July, Siegal said he expects Unicorp to be awarded the winning auction bid for an 80% interest in the property. “I have a signed contract to buy all of Colony Lender assets and expect to purchase the interest at the auction,” Whittall said. In the meantime, U.S. Bankruptcy Chapter 7 Trustee William Maloney has entered into a contract with Whittall to buy the Colony Partnership’s bankrupt estate. The contract 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. Whittall told the Longboat Ob-
server he entered into the contract with Maloney May 7. “We’re under contract and it will become official May 27 at a Tampa bankruptcy hearing,” Whittall said. Maloney chose Whittall’s offer over a offer from the association that was submitted May 7, which included financial backing from Longboat Key-based MW Development Group principal Manfred Welfonder; Sarasota Ritz-Carlton and Concession Golf Club & Residence developer Kevin Daves; and Siggy Levy, who has been involved in many development projects in North America, including numerous condominium properties on Longboat Key and some developments with the Four Seasons Hotel Corp. Colony unit owner and association board member Blake Fleetwood, though, said the association still has time to counter bid, argue in court on May 27 and appeal the contract to urge U.S. Bankruptcy Judge K. Rodney May to consider their offer later this month. Whittall’s offer “is subject to higher and better offers,” according to the filing Maloney entered in bankruptcy court. Association President Jay Yablon and Welfonder could not be reached for comment. Whittall has plans to use the judgment to force existing unit owners to pay their bills and infuse money into a dilapidated resort, which could take years and more legal battles to resolve. 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 bills.
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As one knows, oil floats on water and what BP did was to use a dispersant that made the oil sink out of sight. The oil and dispersant form an emulsion. It is highly speculated the emulsion contains carcinogens. Deposits of tar balls have been found to contain deadly Vibri bacteria. Additionally, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHS), a cancer-causing byproduct of burning oil, has been found in some samples from BP oil spill remnants. I photographed the oil spill remnants, as well as bottled some that I skimmed off in clean glass bottles. I spoke on the phone about it with Commissioner Lynn Larson, who felt that I should try to report it to someone, but she speculated that no one was going to do anything about it to test the samples. I tweeted to the Environmental Protection Agency, Mote Marine, Rep. Vern Buchanan, Governor Rick Scott, to BP and I emailed the Florida State EPA Laboratories. I have gotten one response from the EPA, asking me to clarify my address. The EPA representative said the U.S. Coast Guard will be notified and a case has been filed. On May 5, I also notified the town and Public Works Project Manager James Linkogle came to my home. His reaction was dismissive and somewhat disconcerting. He told me he had already gone across my yard to my dock and looked at the water and it looked fine. He was insistent that whatever I saw was street run off from “someone changing their oil” and insisted I was not going to be able to prove it was oil. He was not at all familiar with the words “dispersant,” nor “emulsion;” at least three times he stated that those were “above his pay level.” He declared that he was not going to test the samples I have, stating there was no health hazard. My canal has almost no boats on it. There has not been a boat running on the inner two-thirds of my canal in years. I am on high alert that remnants of the toxic, plume of oil dispersant mixture from the BP oil spill may have reached us. This is a potential health hazard for all of us on Longboat Key. Doreen Dupont, M.D. Longboat Key
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Hobby meets real-world application for Venice High School Amateur Radio Club members. At some point, every teacher is posed with the same question: “When are we ever going to use this?” For Venice High School physics teacher Steve Case, it’s an easy question to answer. As co-founder of the school’s amateur radio club, his students regularly have the opportunity to apply their classroom lessons to real-world scenarios. Case and Venice High math teacher Rob Lash founded the club in 2011 as a way to appeal to students who
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“I like seeing the kids get excited when they get to go out and use what they’ve learned. It makes you feel good when you can help out someone who has a need at one of these events.” were interested in math and science outside of just the classroom. In their weekly meetings, students build radios and antennae, as well as learn their inner workings. Most importantly, says Case, they learn the value of one of the most reliable forms of communication. “I originally got interested in radio communication because I was wondering what would happen if there was a hurricane and all the cellphone towers were down,” says Case. “How would we communicate? I started looking around, and I found out about radios. In natural disasters or emergency situations, licensed radio opera-
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Steve Case, Emma Bonham, Paul Lesko, Luis Canas, Matthew Bersch and Rob Lash are a few of the members of the amateur radio club. Case and Lash formed the club in 2011 to offer students a real-life application of their math and science lessons. tors are often the only way people can communicate.” In addition to learning about radios and making contacts in the classroom, students also attend local events, usually races, to volunteer their time as radio operators. Recently, the club volunteered at the Sarasota Half Marathon, offering commu-
nication to assist runners and help the event flow smoothly. Case says working the events is one of the most fulfilling aspects of the club, and he enjoys providing the students an opportunity to apply their knowledge to real-life situa-
tions. “I like seeing the kids get excited when they get to go out and use what they’ve learned,” says Case. “It makes you feel good when you can help out someone who has a need at one of these events.”
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LONGBOAT KEY Please take notice thatTOWN a publicOF hearing will be held at the request of Victor Levine, property NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING consider a Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment to revise the Future Land Use Map de for 5440 and a portion of 5442 Gulf of Mexico Drive from CL-Commercial Limited and RM-3 to R MAY 27, 2014 Density Single-Family/Mixed (QUASI Residential; and a change of zoning from Limited Commercial ( JUDICIAL) Low-Medium Density Mixed Residential (R-3MX) to Single-Family Residential Mixed (R-4MX), four dwelling units. Please take notice that a public hearing will be held at the request of Victor Levine, property owner, to
consider a Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment to revise the Future Land Use Map designation Please take notice that aandpublic hearing beDrive held at the request ofRM-3 Levine, for a portion of 5442 Gulf ofwill Mexico from CL-Commercial Limited and to RH-6, High will bepro A 5440 quasi judicial public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Board onVictor the proposal hel Density Single-Family/Mixed Residential; and a change of zoning from Limited Commercial (C-1) and consider a Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use M 27, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon Amendment thereafter as mayto be revise heard, at the the Town Commission Chambe Low-Medium Density Mixed Residential (R-3MX) to Single-Family Residential Mixed (R-4MX), limited to Hall, BayGulf Isles of Road, Longboat Key,from Florida. This hearing will Limited be held in accorda four dwelling units. for 5440 and a portion of 501 5442 Mexico Drive CL-Commercial and RMestablished quasi judicial procedures. Density Single-Family/Mixed Residential; and a change of on zoning from A quasi judicial public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Board the proposal will beLimited held on May Comme 27, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Town Commission Chambers, Town of the pro AllMixed interested persons may appear and beto heard with respect to the proposal. Copies Low-Medium Density Residential (R-3MX) Single-Family Residential Mixed (R-4 Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, Florida. This hearing will be held in accordance with related material may be viewed at the Planning, Zoning & Building Department, Bay Isl established quasi judicial procedures. four dwelling units. between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Questions may be directed to the501 Planning,
Building at 316-1966. Thewithproposed amendment will affect property All interestedDepartment persons may appear and be heard respect to the proposal. Copies of the proposal andwithin the related material of maythe be viewed Planning, Key Zoningas & Building 501 appearing Bay Isles Road, boundaries Town at of the Longboat shown Department, on the map at the bottom between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Questions may be directed to the Planning, Zoning & advertisement. Building Department at 316-1966. The proposed amendment will affect property within the corporate boundaries of the Town of Longboat Key as shown on the map appearing at the bottom of this No verbatim record by a certified court reporter is made of these proceedings. Accordingly, an advertisement.
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tecture in 1953. (Decades later, he would still politely correct anyone who omitted the word “the” from the school’s name.) The university then hired him to work in its architecture office. Sceva’s career as an architect left him little time to volunteer, but, in 1987, after he retired and moved to Spanish Main Yacht Club, he joined the Kiwanis Club at the invitation of a neighbor. After he moved to Bradenton, he continued to drive to the Key for the group’s 7:30 a.m. Thursday breakfast meetings. Sceva received the 2010 Kiwanian of the Year Award for his efforts. “I think the Kiwanis Club scholarship program is a great thing,” Sceva said at the time. “It’s just $1,000, but to those students it means so much.” Sceva was preceded in death by his wife, Etta. He is survived by his daughters, Glenda Sceva Greer, of Saratoga, Calif., and Karen Smedley, of Beaufort, S.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Bill Sceva went to live at a children’s home organized by the Junior Order of United American Mechanics in Tiffin, Ohio, after his father died in 1937. He didn’t speak often about his early hardships, but his fellow members of the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key believe it helped shape his dedication to the Kiwanis mission of helping children. “If we wanted to make a grant to something that wasn’t particularly helping kids, he would be the first to speak up and ask if this fits with the Kiwanis mission,” said member Dick Baum. Sceva, 87, of Bradenton and formerly of Longboat Key, died May 5. Sceva put together the club’s Keynotes newsletter using his detailed notes, photographs and cartoons for 25 years and also created the group’s website. “His mission was to publicize our action and do it in an extremely detailed manner,” said member Vincent DeLisi. Born Oct. 14, 1926, Sceva got ink in his blood while living at the children’s home. Children in the program split their days between school and vocational training. Sceva was assigned to the print shop’s pressroom. There, he learned to operate a Chandler letterhead press and helped to print the organization’s magazine, which was similar to the Kiwanis newsletter. By his senior year of high school, Sceva was editor and reporter for the organization’s national magazine’s “Home Kid” page, for children who lived in the organization’s homes throughout the country. Sceva served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He went on to graduate from The Ohio State University School of Archi-
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Kenny Barr got his start in his family’s restaurant business washing dishes at The Waffle Stop in the 1950s. Later, he owned and operated Shenkel’s restaurant on Longboat Key for more than 25 years with his mother, Edith Barr Dunn, before opening the Sports Page Bar & Grille in Sarasota with Bob Richards in 1995. Even as a restaurant owner, he didn’t shy away from grunt work. “Going back 30 years, (from) when Kenny had Shenkel’s to the last days that he worked at the Sports Page, Kenny was always working,” said Jim Macdonald, a friend of Barr’s who co-owns the Crab & Fin on St. Armands Circle. “He was always bussing the table, greeting a guest, coaching an employee and just being where he needed to be to make the restaurant the best he could.” Kenneth Hugh “Kenny” Barr, of Sarasota, died May 8. He was 73. Born Feb. 20, 1941, in Chicago, his mother thought it Kenny Barr was natural to put her sons to work in their family restaurants when they were young. Her other son, the late Loyall “Lee” Barr II, hated the restaurant business, but Barr loved it. Barr graduated from the Peacock Military Academy in 1959. He served for four years of active duty and two years inactive duty in the U.S. Air Force and attended the University of South Florida, where he was captain of the bowling team. In December 1968, he partnered with his mother as owner and operator of Shenkel’s, which was so popular it often had a long line, particularly during Sunday breakfast in season. He managed the restaurant and worked the grill on occasion, but on the busiest days he went straight for the dishes — the most important thing, according to Barr Dunn, because diners wouldn’t have a good meal if their dishes were dirty. At the restaurant’s peak, Barr and his mother — whom he called “Edith” because he considered her his business partner — were often so busy they made appointments when they needed to talk. They closed Shenkel’s April 24, 1994,
and Barr opened the Sports Page with Richards the next year. At both Shenkel’s and Sports Page, Barr was known for his support for community organizations. “Whether it was at Shenkel’s or when he and Bob owned the Sports Page, any time any charity or community effort needed someone to help out, make a donation or hold a party, they would always be there,” said Andrew Vac, a longtime local Realtor and past president of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. Several of his Sports Page employees were the children of Shenkel’s employees. “This the highest compliment a restaurateur could get: Nobody worked for the Barrs; they worked with them. They worked with Kenny and Edith,” Macdonald said. Sports Page closed last year, after a developer demolished the building for a new condo project. The restaurant closed April 24, 2013 — 19 years exactly after Shenkel’s closed. Barr had a wide circle File photo of friends that extended beyond the Sarasota area. Macdonald remembers gambling trips their group of friends took to Las Vegas, St. Kitts and Biloxi, Miss. No matter how far away the destination, Barr always ran into a friend or two. But his best friend was the one he worked alongside for 26 years — his mother and business partner, Edith. A few days before Barr died, he told her how wonderful it was working together. “He said, ‘In all those times, we never had an argument,’” Barr Dunn said, her voice breaking. “We never had an argument,” she repeated. “He wasn’t only my son, but my best friend,” Barr Dunn said. Barr is survived by his mother, Edith Barr Dunn; stepbrothers, Smokey Campbell and Craig Campbell; and stepsister, Katie Shannon. A funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. May 15, at St. Martha Catholic Church, 200 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota. Interment will follow at Sarasota Military Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation or Tidewell Hospice.
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Lawrence ‘Larry’ Schoenberg, 81, of Longboat Key, died May 7. Born July 4, 1932, in New York City, Mr. Schoenberg graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1953 and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps until 1955. Early in his career, Schoenberg worked in programming research for IBM. He went on to found AGS Computers Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-traded company, and was the president of Information Technology Association of America. Schoenberg was a renowned collector of medieval and early modern manuscripts. In 2005 he told the Longboat Observer that he started buying books in the late 1950s, originally acquiring 100- to 200-year-old volumes about artists because he
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John Tornillo Sr., 84, of Longboat Key, died May 4. Born Dec. 4, 1929, in New Rochelle, N.Y., Mr. Tornillo attend-
ed Calvin Coolidge High School and, upon graduation, served in the U.S. Air Force at MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa. There, he met his wife, Hilda “Dee Dee” Tornillo. They were married for 59 years and had four children. Mr. Tornillo was an international sales representative at Alitalia Airlines for 30 years and the owner of several retail businesses. He was also an active member of the Lido Civic Club and Skal International. Mr. Tornillo is survived by his wife, Dee Dee; children, John Jr., Patricia, Vincent and Mark; sister, Gertrude Gray; and five grandchildren.
WORSHIP SERVICES All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church 563 Bay Isles Road, 383-8161 Sunday worship services are at 9 a.m. The Rev. David Danner is the rector. Christ Church of Longboat Key, Presbyterian USA 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, 383-8833 Sunday worship services are at 10 a.m. The Rev. Paul Eckel is the pastor. Longboat Island Chapel 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, 383-6491 Communion and healing services are at 9:45 a.m. and worship services are at 10 a.m. Sundays. The Rev. Vincent Carroll is the minister. St. Armands Key Lutheran Church 40 N. Adams Drive, 388-1234 Contemporary worship services are at 9 a.m., fellowship and education are at 10 a.m. and traditional worship services are at 11 a.m. Sundays. The Rev. Mark Bernthal is the pastor.
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, 383-1255 Sunday Masses are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Saturday Masses are at 5 p.m.; and daily Mass is at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. Msgr. Gerard Finegan is the pastor.
Dr. Elizabeth Wechter, 96, of Longboat Key, died May 5. Dr. Wechter is survived by her daughter, Judy Friedman; two grandsons’ and two greatgrandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Sarasota Senior Friendship Health Services, friendshipcenters.org.
Temple Beth Israel 567 Bay Isles Road, 383-3428 Shabbat services are at 5:30 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. Saturdays. Jonathan Katz is the rabbi.
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Please take notice that a public hearing will be held at the request of First All are welcome. Please join us in worship! America Bank, Property Owner, to consider a Small Scale Comprehensive Sunday Service: 383-8161 Plan Amendment to revise the Future Land Use Map designation for 521 9:00 am Broadway Street from CL-Commercial Limited to RH-6, High Density SingleWebsite: TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY Family/Mixed Residential; and a change of zoning from Limited Commercial www.AllAngelsLBK.org The Rev. David L. Danner, D. Min., Rector (C-1) to Single-Family High Density Residential (R-6SF), limited to two dwellNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ing units. MAY 27, 2014 A quasi judicial public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Board on the JUDICIAL) Sunday Service 10:00 AM proposal will be held on May 27, (QUASI 2014, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as may betake heard, thea Town Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Please noticeatthat public Commission hearing will beChambers, held at the request of First America Bank, Property Owner, Road, Longboat Key, Florida. This hearing will be held in accordance with Land Use Map to consider a Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment to revise the Future The Rev. Dr. Paul T. Eckel designation 521 judicial Broadway Street from CL-Commercial Limited to RH-6, High Density Singleestablishedforquasi procedures. Sermon: “Look Out, It’s Alive!” Family/Mixed Residential; change and of zoning from Limited Commercial to Single-Family High All interested personsand maya appear be heard with respect to the(C-1) proposDensity Residential (R-6SF), limited to two dwelling units. al. Copies of the proposal and related material may be viewed at the PlanBuilding Department, 501 Bayand Isles Road, between a.m.will be held on May Aning, quasiZoning judicial&public hearing before the Planning Zoning Board on the8:30 proposal 27, 9:00 weekdays. a.m., or as soon thereafter asbe may be heard, thePlanning, Town Commission and2014, 5:00atp.m. Questions may directed toatthe Zoning Chambers, Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road, at Longboat Key, The Florida. This hearing will bewill held in accordance with & Building Department 316-1966. proposed amendment affect established quasi judicial procedures. property within the corporate boundaries of the Town of Longboat Key as Sunday at the Chapel Adult Education at 9 a.m. shown on the map appearing the of this advertisement. All interested persons may appear at and bebottom heard with respect to the proposal. Copies of the proposal and Holy Communion at 9:45 a.m. related material may be viewed at the Planning, Zoning & Building Department, 501 Bay Isles Road, No verbatim record by a certified court reporter is made of these proceedbetween 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Questions may be directed to the Planning, Zoning & Worship Service at 10 a.m. A n InterfAIth ings. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving CommunIty ChurCh Building Department at 316-1966. The proposed amendment will affect property within the corporate the matters herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record The Rev. Dr. Vincent Carroll founded In 1956 boundaries of noticed the Town of Longboat Key as shown on the map appearing at the bottom of this of the testimony and evidence at these proceedings upon which any appeal advertisement. Senior Minister Visitors Welcome is to be based (see Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes). In accordance with No verbatim record by a certified court reporter is made of these proceedings. Accordingly, any person the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive • Longboat Key, Florida 34228 who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a Telephone: 383-6491 • web: www.longboatislandchapel.org persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceedverbatim record of the testimony and evidence at these proceedings upon which any appeal is to be ing should contact286.0105, the Town Clerk’s office atIn941-316-1999 (48)with Disabilities based (see Section Florida Statutes). accordance with forty-eight the Americans Act The Lord’s Warehouse open Mon., Wed. and Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Section 286.26, of Florida Statutes, persons a special accommodation to participate in this hours in advance this proceeding. If youneeding are hearing impaired, please call proceeding should contact the Town Clerk’s office at 941-316-1999 forty-eight (48) hours in advance of 941-373-7002. St. Mary, Star of the Sea, this proceeding. If you are hearing impaired, please call 941-373-7002. BJ Bishop, Chair CATHOLIC CHURCH Planning BJ Bishop, and ChairZoning Board Welcomes You to Mass Planning and 05-22-2014 Zoning Board Published:
Elberta Greene, 84, of Sarasota, died May 7. Born March 30, 1930, in Bradenton, Mrs. Greene graduated from Manatee High School and lived her entire life in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. Mrs. Greene and her first husband, George Roan, built the Tru-Value Hardware Store and ran it for many years. After retiring, she traveled extensively throughout North America, Africa and Europe. Mrs. Greene is survived by her husband, Herbert Greene; daughters, Brenda Bair and Pat DePree; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
was interested in art history. He went on to become interested in the early books’ woodcuts and engravings and began to buy “for aesthetics and a tactile sense of being in the past.” He created the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts and established the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. According to The Campaign for the Penn Libraries website, his gifts made it possible for the library to transform rare and fragile books and manuscripts into accessible electronic media. Mr. Schoenberg is survived by his wife, Barbara Brizdle; sons Douglas and Eric Schoenberg; daughter, Julie Schoenberg Jacobs; and seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Schoenberg Institute at Penn Libraries, 3420 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 or Ringling College of Art and Design Library, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234.
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Three clamps press and curve a combination of wood together, which will later be used on the body of a boat.
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ANCHOR FISH Boatworks volunteers restore donated vessels to their past glory. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FISH Boatworks is currently looking for year-round volunteers to help carry on the tradition. If you’re interested in woodworking, boat building or repair, stop by the workshop at the corner of 116th Street West and Cortez Road or contact Manager Rick Stewart at 580-1036. The doors are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
f you didn’t know it was there, you might miss it. In a small but colorful building on the edge of the Cortez Fishing Village sits FISH Boatworks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and preservation of the Cortez fishing industry. The workshop is filled with tools, both new and old, but what’s really eye-catching are the boats, scattered throughout the shop in various stages of repair. Next to an old, dilapidated boat that is referred to as a “rotting corpse” sits a richly restored canoe that is almost ready for the water. One thing is clear: The boats coming in go out with a different look. “In my view, the FISH Boat-
works carries on the living tradition of Cortez,” said Herman Kruegle, a Whitney Beach resident who volunteers there. “Carrying on Boatworks is a tribute to the generation of men and women who made Cortez what it is today — one of Florida’s renowned fishing villages.” Kruegle, a retired engineer, has been honing his boat-building skills for close to three years under FISH Boatworks’ manager, Rick Stewart. Stewart and the volunteers work on a rotation of three or four projects at a time, completing whatever work is necessary to restore the vessel to its former glory. The boats, sometimes beyond repair, are donated by people in the community. “I’ve always been surprised what Rick can do with a boat that looks like it should be trashed,” Kruegle said. “But he is so dedicated and loves to do it so much. I sometimes look at the boat and
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Longboat Key resident Herman Kruegle assists Rick Stewart in the restoration of an old wooden boat. I’m not sure how he’d do it, but he does.” Kruegle first learned about FISH Boatworks from a friend at a Whitney Beach pool party. After a few years of experiencing this tradition through his active volunteering, he feels inspired to reach out to others. “This is probably the first volunteering effort I’ve made where I’m excited about it,” Kruegle said. “Rick’s brought it to something that’s really going to grow. I feel it’s the best part of the FISH preserve, because it’s something to show that’s really alive.” Although Stewart has a full team working with him during season, he’s interested in build-
ing up help when everything slows down. “Coming into the summer, it comes to a snail’s pace,” Stewart said. “I know in the fall I have a good crew, but I want to have the same in the summertime.” Both Stewart and Kruegle emphasize the learning aspect of volunteering at Boatworks and the fellowship among the workers as they use their hands to restore boats that would otherwise stay untouched and rotting in someone’s backyard. “This is purely for the education and enjoyment of boat builders and wannabe boat builders,” Stewart said. “It’s a beautiful thing.”
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SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC VIEW of mangrove preserve and Sarasota Bay from this beautiful 2BR/2BA 3rd floor condo in Windward Bay. Great mid-key community with tons $265,000 of amenities. Kelly Belisle #M5843015
FAIRWAY BAY 2BR/2.5BA TOWNHOUSE Remodeled kit. & baths, spacious lanai w/lovely garden views, one car gar.w/tandem pkg. for 2. Walk to pool, clubhouse & tennis. Deeded beach access. $369,000 Margot Robinson #A3992563
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
Local photographer explores curious creatures in new exhibit
Lou Newman’s wildlife photography exhibit, “Birds & Bears,” opened with a reception May 6, at Plymouth Harbor’s mezzanine art gallery. The works will be on display until through August.
CHARMING POOL HOME with 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceiling in great room, chef’s kitchen w/SS appl., wood burning fireplace, built-in bookcases & more! Walk to beach, bay, boat ramp & fishing pier. $574,900 Lissy LaFlamme #M5843715
2BR/2BA FABULOUS FULL GULF FRONT condominium. Great income rental potential. Updated, turnkey furnished and ready for immediate occupancy. $619,900 Dia Wilson & Mary Moore #M5842686
SPECTACULAR 3BR/3BA canal front pool home in Sleepy Lagoon. Deeded beach access and upgrades galore including a home warranty. $789,900 Dia Wilson & Mary Moore #M5841430
BEAUTIFUL DEEP WATER LOT in the secluded community of Hideaway Bay. Cul-de-sac peninsula style lot with deep sailboat water on 3 sides. Great location to build your dream home. $995,000 Kelly Belisle #M5836272 Photos by Kelsey Grau
For property management, call Bonnie Wiedeman 941-383-5577
5360 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Suite 101, in the Centre Shops, Longboat Key
Loren and Sheila Charif
Lou Newman with one of his many photographs fea- Norma Compton and Molly tured at Plymouth Harbor’s mezzanine art gallery. Brzica
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Exclusively Selling Sarasota’s Islands & West of Trail 941-388-2021
Lat 27.320103 Long 82.577543
Longboat Key . Lido Key . St Armands . Bird Key . Siesta Key . West of Trail
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Patrick DiPinto III
www.ParkResidencesLidoKey.com - Now Accepting Reservations • A Limited-Edition Lido Key Community • Coastal contemporary style with eco friendly materials • Expansive 2,450 sq. ft. open floor plans • Penthouse residences include 2,250 sq. ft. roof-top terrace
• Three bedroom and Three full baths • Desirable single floor living • European kitchen and bath designs • Highest quality craftsmanship and finishes
• Two parking spaces available per owner • Flexible rental terms & welcoming pet policy • Amenities area complete with resort-style pool spa, fire-pit, & cabanas • Artisan BBQ grill on each residence terrace
Priced from $1,050,000 - Call Patrick for more information at 941-323-0033 SALE P
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Lots From $2M Longboat Key $7,950,000 Longboat Key $2,249,000 Lido Key $2,099,000 Longboat Key Gorgeous Sarasota Bay front estate. 9,000 sf of luxury awaits you in this Country Club Shores - 4,200 sf residence of pure luxury with 5 BR / 3.5 BA, to Ritz Carlton managed Beach Residence, professionally designed 3BR/3BA home, Small enclave of lots available on the Gulf of Mexico. Rare opportunity to build your own home & be a part of this private gated community of only 9 homes! newer built masterpiece situated on 1 full acre of pristine land! be built to all of the newest hurricane codes. Deeded Beach Access. with incredible views & all of the luxurious amenities of resort style living! PRIC
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.
Longboat Key $679,900 Players Club - Location! Location! Southern LBK. Popular Denia Bldg, 2BR / 2.5BA home w/spectacular sunsets. Private & gated enclave on the Gulf of Mexico.
400 Madison Drive, Suite 220 • Sarasota, FL 34236 • 941-388-2021 • www.MyOceanRealEstate.com
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Holmes Beach, Key Royale $2,599,999 5/5.5 Gabe/Charles Buky 941-387-1864 MLS#A3978331 79262
Longboat Key, Reclinata $2,450,000 4/4.5 Carolyn Donnelly 941-387-1835 MLS#A3992190 79206
Sarasota, Paradise Shores $2,195,000 4/4.5 Roger Pettingell 941-387-1840 MLS#A3993119 73021
Longboat Key, Beachplace $849,000 2/2 Gary McKinstry 941-387-1854 MLS#A3994323
Longboat Key, Seaplace $399,000 2/2 Bruce Myer 941-383-6411 MLS#A3993920
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FloridaMoves.com Mainland Sarasota Silver Oak $1,200,000 Jackie Kleppinger, 941-388-3966 Treat yourself to the charms of this tile-roofed 4BR/4+BA residence. MLS#A3996378 45063 1350 Main Residential $554,900 LeeAnn Caragiulo, 941-387-1812 Seek your bliss in this inspired 2BR/2BA condo. Stylish ambiance! MLS#A3995386 One Watergate $475,500 Babette Paige, 941-388-3966 Updated 2BR/2BA condo on the 2nd floor. One Watergate is downtown bay view. MLS#A3997229 4506 Hamptons $295,000 Peter Brennan, 941-388-3966 Reward yourself with luxury in this impressive, tile-roofed 2BR/2BA Ranch. MLS#A3997285 45062
Longboat Key $649,000 3/2 Noreen Slaalien 941-416-3995 MLS#A3996325 81508
Broadway Promenade $194,900 Martina Coppenrath, 941-383-6411 Add comfort to your life with this welcoming condo. 1 and 1/2 baths. MLS#A3991223 79226
The Keys Longboat Key $6,295,000 Roger Pettingell, 941-387-1840 Lead a grand life in this 6BR/6+BA waterfront residence. Tile roof. MLS#A3991526 77473 Lido Beach $3,950,000 Ben Bates & Dyrk Dahl, 941-539-1384 Gulf-front luxury condo w/3 of the best green building designations. MLS#A3996933 81494 Grand Bay I $1,575,000 The Barbara Ackerman Group, 941-387-1820 Picture yourself luxuriating in this gorgeous 3BR/3+BA condo. Elevators. MLS#A3992215 Bird Key $799,000 Lynne Koy, 941-387-1803 Celebrate your success with this tile-roofed 3BR/2BA Ranch. Ceiling fans. MLS#A3989874 74438
Longboat Key, Fairway Bay $349,900 2/3 Lynne Koy 941-387-1803 MLS#A3986598 74454
Longboat Key $595,000 2/2 David / Wendy Leventhal 941-387-1877 MLS#A3996508
Privateer North $699,000 Bruce Myer, 941-387-1859 2BD/2BA penthouse with views from the Bay to the Gulf and all in between! MLS#A3994355 Harbour Oaks $549,000 Tammy Garner, 941-374-4161 Longboat Key Villa w/beautiful golf course views & private pool w/spa. MLS#A3994023 35843 Inn On The Beach $347,500 Judy Kepecz-Hays, 941-387-1825 Resort Lifestyle, sunrise & sunset, income, steps to Gulf & Tennis & Golf. MLS#A3988339 79201 Sarasota Harbor East $334,900 Michelle Musto, 941-387-1882 Settle with ease in this noteworthy 2BR/2BA condo set on the waterfront. MLS#A3995205 Price Reduced $289,500 Michael/Mary Nell Moore, 941-321-8594/941266-7740 Cedars East updated 2BR/2.5BA townhouse; fulltime residence/ rental income. MLS#A3958914 79271 Pelican Gardens $139,000 Jonas Forslund, 941-387-1890 Welcome the good life in this delightful condo. Central air. MLS#A3993352
Open Sun 1-4pm 7322 Windemere Ln Longboat Key, Seaplace $545,000 3/2 Gene DePoris 941-388-3966 MLS#A3997246 45060
University Park $449,900 2/2.5 Michael/Mary Nell Moore 941-321-8592/941-266-7740 MLS#A3990928 77475
Manatee Palma Sola Bay $624,900 Ray Nesci, 941-387-1881 2lots combined 161 front Palma Sola Bay. Build for bay views & to flood req. MLS#A3989353 73031
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20A Direct Gulf Luxury Residence on Lido Key
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor
Marlene Buckler, Mary Ann Darbelnet and Maddie Kujawski
The Orchid Beach Club Sarasota’s finest luxury residence with breathtaking City, Bay & Gulf views, soaring ceilings, world - class amenities, a Gulf front heated pool & spa, and even has a dog run. A short walk to St. Armands and a short drive to downtown. From 2950 sf to 6,000 sf under air starting from $1,995,000 to $5,995,000
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Sarasota Yacht Club takes to the water for Mother’s Day Sarasota Yacht Club held a Mother’s Day Dash featuring a regatta followed by a poolside party and buffet May 10. Although this is the first year for the race, the club hopes to make it an annual event.
Quite Simply … the Very Best Beachfront Bill Brooker, Chad Weiss, Wendy Weiss and John Hoffman
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Above: T-shirts, hats and bags with the Mother’s Day Dash logo were for sale.
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PLAYERS CLUB #A102 - 3BR/2.5BA furnished condominium with partial Gulf and pool views, and under-building parking. $749,000
572 RANGER LANE - 2BR+Den/3BA, canal front pool home with private dock and exterior pavered patio. $769,000
GRAND BAY #145 - 3BR/2Full/2Half Bath, beautifully turnkey furnished with golf course & bay views. $889,000
Gulf Front Listings
VIZCAYA #3C1 - 4BR/4.5BA Gulf front with private pool, walk down to beach & oversized 2-car garage. $3,995,000
SABAL COVE - 3BR+Den/4.5BA home with wide open ﬂoorplan & views over lake of Harbourside Blue golf course. $1,899,000
SANCTUARY II #B205 - 3BR/2.5BA home with direct Gulf views. Oﬀered furnished. $1,495,000
530 HARBOR POINT RD - Freshly manicured canal front lot in Bay Isles Harbor Section. $1,495,000
LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS #804S - Elevated 2BR/2BA end residence with open ﬂoorplan and panoramic views. $1,149,000
1400 HARBOR SOUND DRIVE - Vacant lot with picturesque waterway view to the Bay. $1,249,000
360 NORTH - 280 N. Shore Road #6 - Three levels of splendor amid the northernmost beach of Longboat Key. $849,000 LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS #802N - Stunning 8th ﬂ, 2BR/2BA residence with Gulf to Bay views. $970,000
GRAND BAY #344 - Bay, golf and mooring views from this 2BR+Den/3Full/2Half Bath, 4th ﬂoor residence. $999,000
SANCTUARY IV #303 - 2BR+Den/2.5BA furnished home with partial Gulf views from large wrap around terrace. $890,000
HARBOUR COURT - 2204 Harbour Court Drive - Spacious 3BR+Den/3.5BA villa with Intracoastal and partial Bay views. Private dock. $999,000
LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS #803S - 2BR/2BA residence oﬀer$849,000 ing Gulf, Bay, golf course and downtown views.
LONGBOAT KEY MOORINGS - The west coast’s largest marina has a 45’ slip just for you! $74,500
BEACHPLACE BLDG. 8-202 - Direct Gulf residence with awe$712,500 some beach to water views. PRIVATEER #1002N - Beautifully renovated 10th ﬂoor 2BR/2BA Penthouse, furnished turn-key. Gulf to Bay views. $699,000 BEACHPLACE BLDG. 4-403 Tastefully turn-key furnished 2BR/2BA with views of pond, fountain and Gulf. $579,000
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• First in Number of Homes Sold • First in Sales Volume of Homes Sold • First Class Results Source: Mid Regional MLS for Longboat Key,, 2012
ISLANDER CLUB #22S - 2BR/2BA, furnished home with pleasing Gulf views and one carport. $499,000 THE SHORE #213 - 2BR/2BA with garden, pool and Gulf views. $429,000
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by Harriet Sokmensuer | Staff Writer
Argus Foundation members mingle at low country boil The Argus Foundation held its annual Meet and Greet Our Government Officials Low Country Boil May 9, at Sarasota Outboard Club. The foundation invited members to mingle with government officials from Sarasota and Manatee counties while enjoying an all-you-can-eat potluck dinner. “I come every year for the camaraderie and the ability to interact with the public casually,” said Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent.
Photos by Harriet Sokmensuer
Bonnie Williams, Eddie Morton and Piero Rivolta
Dina Malloch and Mary Kenealy
Open House SPECIAL EVENT
Joe Hembree and Sara Blackwell Left: Christian, Reagan Reese and Bridget Ziegler
TOUR 40 MODELS FROM 15 BUILDERS
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SUNDAY, MAY 18TH 1 – 4 PM There is a place for everyone in the Ranch! Homes with home sites from the high $100s to over $5 million*
WATER CLUB - Direct Gulf front furnished 3BR 3,400sf condominium with 4 terraces and private garage. A3996039 $2,775,000.
PIERRE - 3 en-suite bedroom 2,780sf corner residence w/ stunning views behind the gate of the Longboat Key Club. A3996566 $1,395,000
941.907.6000 www.lakewoodranch.com Information Centers & Model Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Sunday Noon – 5 p.m.
OAKS BAYSIDE ESTATE - Spectacular 8,500sf residence designed & built by famed architect Bo MacEwen. A3993216 $2,675,000.
COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - Canal front lot in this desirable south end LBK neighborhood. A3986400 $575,000
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CASEY KEY - Spectacular extensively remodeled gulf SANDERLING CLUB - 200’ gulf one acre lot in private gated to bay residence on 1.25 acres. A3968932 $4,595,000 community w/large buildable footprint. A3981404 $5,500,000
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POSITANO GULF FRONT
3BR/3BA Southern Exposure Corner Penthouse with three terraces. Gulf to Bay views. 3319 sq.ft. directly on the beach. 10 ft. ceilings, marble floors, olympic pool & spa. $3,950,000
Submitted by Sue Reese
COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $1,650,000 Beautifully decorated living area. Tropical pool, deepwater dock, canal & bay views.
LOCATION! LOCATION! $1,200,000 3 BR/3 BA Country Club Shores on sailboat water. Close to everything!
3BR PENTHOUSE CORNER LOCATION $348,000 Two large private porches, no shared walls in Gulf to Bay community w/ beach, boat dock & fishing pier.
SLEEPY LAGOON BAYSIDE ESTATE $2,265,000 Approximately 2 acres, gated drive, tennis, deepwater dock.
JUDY ACHRE HONORED AS VALIANT WOMAN. Church Women United of Manatee County honored Judy Achre, right, as Valiant Woman of the Year May 2, at Westminster Manor. The award acknowledges outstanding work for the good of the community. A member of Longboat Island Chapel, Achre has been a CWU delegate for years and conducted the Human Rights Celebration programs when the chapel hosted the organization earlier this year. This past month, Achre was also installed as the president of the League of Women Voters in Sarasota.
Submitted by Sydelle Pittas
WESTWAY ESTATE ON NEW PASS $8,500,000 4BR home + 4BR guest house. 210’ frontage with dock.
ROTARY CLUB OF LONGBOAT KEY FIGHTS TO END SUMMER HUNGER. An All Faiths Food Bank employee assists Rotarian-to-be Philippe Koenig, right, while he delivers some of the food the Rotary Club of Longboat Key collected weekly. The group also has volunteered to collect the pantry contents of departing Longboat Key residents who can’t take the food to a collection point.
LIGHTHOUSE POINT SPECTACULAR $5,500,000 Private master + 3 guest suites. Fabulous indoor/outdoor living.
Submitted by the Rev. David Danner
ALL ANGELS DONATES PROCEEDS FROM CABARET NIGHT. David Burke, right, delivers a $1,000 check to the Food Bank of Manatee in support of the community’s hungry.
Living and Working on Longboat Key for 40 Years
Cathy C. Meldahl, P.A. Your Longboat Key Community Realtor • Consistent top producer on Longboat Key • In-depth knowledge of the real estate market • Active in our community with Longbeach Village Association Longboat Key Historical Society Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Longboat Key Center for the Arts Longboat Key Garden Club
$8,200,000 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES $2,250,000 BAYFRONT POINT 4BR ESTATE 4BR custom home w/designer finishes. Deepwater One private acre+ separate guest house. Boat docks. dock w/lift.
GULF FRONT ESTATE
GRAND MARINER BAYSIDE $1,600,000 - $2,400,000 Luxury 3,200 - 3,600 SF 3BR condos with boat docks.
3174 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key, FL 24228
Michael Saunders & Company 26 Sandy Hook Road – Siesta Key, Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker
DREAM ISLAND ROAD $1,623,000 4BR canal home on sailboat water w/dock & lift.
1 ACRE GULF FRONT ESTATE 26 Sandy Hook Road
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Developers Realty Inc. Lic. R.E. Broker • 1266 1st St., Suite 9, Sarasota, FL 34236
Built in 2003 - 5,033 SF Anchor Builders built Home with Custom Quality Amenities, 4BD/4BA +pool bath & powder room, Summer Room/Outdoor Kitchen w/ Fireplace, Office, Elevator, Open Floor Plan, 5 Balconies, Central Vacuum, Wine Room. Heated Pool/Spa, Fire Pit, 10+ Car Garage, Crown Molding, Elevated 40’ Ceilings, Built-ins, Private Deeded Beach Access, Tropical Plantings, Panoramic view of the Gulf. Seeing is Believing!! MLS#3984182 $6,200,000
Ron Stahl 941.374.1671
Ron Stahl Realty
278 feet of Gulf Frontage!
SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT ESTATE $8,700,000 5BR 10,000 sq. ft. masterpiece. Views plus dock.
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ON LONGBOAT KEY Wide canal lot on Dream Island Rd. $875,000 Deep water canal in Sleepy Lagoon $600,000
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PRIC 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
Siesta Cove - Siesta Key Waterfront 3- story coastal home located on a quiet cul-de-sac with 4BR/5BA has glorious water & tropical views from each level. 4,764 SF with private dock. $1,490,000
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! WAS $469,000 NOW $420,000
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
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, Porcelain tile floors, custom lighting and wood built-in’s. $839,000
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
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
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
Westway Drive - Vacant Lot Build your dream home! Gorgeous lot on 113’ of seawall is fenced & gated and has large private dock with water & electric. Rarely available! $5,000,000
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
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
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
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
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! WAS $948,000 NOW $792,000
Islands West - Direct Gulf Front Beach, Views, Location and Opportunity! Magnificent Southwest Beach & Gulf Views from every room of this 6th floor 2BR/2BA residence. WAS $649,000 NOW $549,000
Islands West – Direct Gulf Front Beautiful 4th floor Northwest corner 2BR/2BA residence at Islands West has stunning sunset views year-around! Light and bright with updated kitchen. Pet friendly community! $1,075,000
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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
Siesta Key - Sandy Cove Natural Lakefront town home with private beach. Completely updated 3 full bedrooms & 3 patios. Master suite on main level with separate dining area and a 30x15 great room overlooking the lake. Walking distance to Siesta Key Village. $695,000
941-387-1820 Direct I 800-910-8728 Toll-Free I www.barbaraackerman.com I firstname.lastname@example.org Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate I 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite #1, Longboat Key, FL 34228 All Barbara’s listings are linked Internationally in 19 languages. Owned and operated by NRT, LLC
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
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
COINCIDENCE? Congratulations to these Realtors who ranked among the Top 25 Highest-Selling local Realtors in 2013 – all Observer advertising partners. Our thanks to these Realtors for their continued loyalty and partnership! Roger Pettingell Barbara Ackerman • Candy Swick • Cheryl Loeffler • Lynne Koy • Judy Kepecz-Hays Linda Dickinson • Joel Schemmel • Bruce Myer • Ian Addy • Reid Murphy • Maureen Horn
Kim Ogilvie • Michael Moulton • Brandy Coffey • Jim Soda
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
REAL ESTATE REPORTS
by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor
By Robin Hartill | City Editor
+ Jake Pettingell seals a real estate deal Pettingell & Son? Perhaps that’s premature, but Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate broker associate Roger Pettingell gave his son Jake, 9, an early business lesson April 24, during Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day. Courtesy photo Jake began the day Jake Pettingell, center, with a walk-through of a oversees a closing with Beachplace unit his dad buyers Martha and Jim listed and sold (buyers are Hildreth. Jim and Martha Hildreth), then headed to Kathryn Carr’s office to help oversee the closing. The Pettingell team’s lunch appointment was at the Southeastern Guide Dogs graduation ceremony — so that Jake could learn the importance of giving back.
David and Angela Lester
Joann Mancuso, Cindy Hayworth and Melissa Herron
Photos by Kelsey Grau
Turtle Watch support raised at wine tasting
+ Lido condo sells for $3.97 million
Phil Cady, Beth Rariden and Sam DiGiammarino
A Ritz-Carlton Beach Residences condominium on Lido Key sold for $3.97 million this week, making it the highest sale for the Beach Residences since 2006, according to Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. The Unit 801 condo at 1300 Benjamin Franklin Drive, which represents the fifth-highest condo sale in Sarasota this year, has 4,194 square feet of living area, three-anda half-baths, two terraces, marble and wood flooring, a gas fireplace and a custom gourmet kitchen. Judy Kepecz-Hays, of Coldwell Banker’s Longboat Key Previews office, closed the sale. The buyer was not disclosed. Big Family Holdings LLC, of Bayville, N.J., owned the unit.
The last wine tasting of the season drew a caring crowd May 7, at Harry’s Continental Kitchens. Benefiting the Longboat Key Turtle Watch, the event offered attendees a sampling of wine from around the world, as well as hors d’oeuvres. Julie Pepi pours a sample of wine during the tasting.
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Lelani Bright and Molly Lefevre Right: Lindsey Conrad with her son, Kai
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THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
real estate | transactions
By Adam Hughes | Research Editor
Lighthouse Point home sells for $2.96 million Arbomar Apartments
The following residential real estate transactions took place between April 28 and May 2. A home in Lighthouse Point tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Kenneth and Trish Sanborn sold their home at 65 Lighthouse Point Drive to Peter Trematerra, of Longboat Key, for $2.96 million. Built in 2001, it has five bedrooms, fourand-a-half baths, a pool and 4,933 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $3,724,000 in 2007.
Lawrence and Bernadette Fawber, of Bradenton, sold their Unit 503 condominium at 4485 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Jeffrey Pierce, of Minneapolis, for $410,000. Built in 1973, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,022 square feet of living area.
Gregg Stanley, of Southampton, N.Y., sold his Unit 105 condominium at 4440 Exeter Drive to Thomas Vitro, of Lake Geneva, Wis., for $270,500. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 992 square feet of living area.
Longboat Key Estates
Robert Winfree, personal representative, and The Northern Trust Co., trustee, sold the home at 554 Jessmyth Drive to Scott and Tami Charlton, of Houston, for $1 million. Built in 1962, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,700 square feet of living area.
Country Club Shores
Bruce Goldsen, trustee, of Adrian, Mich., sold the home at 551 Putting Green Lane to Jeffrey Levey and Roberta Schaefer, of Bradenton, for $799,000. Built in 1977, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,385 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $195,100 in 2011.
Sea Gate Club
Katherine Matthews, of Sarasota, sold her Unit 15-C condominium at 2425 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Louis Frisina, of Sarasota, for $725,000. Built in 1973, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,470 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $282,500 in 1998.
Richard Kelertas and Julie Belzil sold their Unit M1-309-H condominium at 2045 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Paul Curley and Debra O’Rourke, of Ontario, Canada, for $649,000.
This home at 65 Lighthouse Point Drive has five bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 4,933 square feet of living area. It sold for $2.96 million. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,265 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $590,000 in 2011.
Gladys Bernstein sold her home at 3471 Byron Lane to Ron and Elizabeth Plashkes, of Ontario, Canada, for $490,000. Built in 1989, it has three bedrooms, two-and-ahalf baths and 2,481 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $364,300 in 1991.
Richard and Patricia Wagner and Frank Swanson, of Osprey, sold their Unit 402 condominium at 1908 Harbourside Drive to Harold Wheeler III, of Somerset, Pa., for $449,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, three baths and 1,626 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $400,000 in 2013. Hanspeter Lochmeier, of Longboat Key, sold the Unit 122 condominium at 1930 Harbourside Drive to Guido Schuler, of Ju-
piter, for $280,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,192 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $155,000 in 1992.
Key Towers South
Gene and Jacqueline Wenstrom, of Elbow Lake, Minn., sold their Unit 4-G condominium at 1750 Benjamin Franklin Drive to Rodney and Monica Moore, of Goshen, Ind., for $439,900. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,403 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $177,000 in 1999.
Bayport Beach and Tennis Club
Allen Meis, trustee, of Cincinnati, sold the Unit 732 condominium at 732 Bayport Way to Joseph Orzano, of Reno, Nev., for $435,000. Built in 1983, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,456 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $175,000 in 1992.
Pelican Harbour and Beach Club
Sara Freeman, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the Unit U-1 condominium at 4234 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Jack Willey and Margaret Willey, trustees, of Cleveland, Mo., for $260,000. Built in 1973, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,150 square feet of living area.
Douglas Jingst and Mary Miller, of Shepherdsville, Ky., sold their Unit 36 condominium at 843 Evergreen Way to Anthony and Lorraine DeVita, of Seaford, N.Y., for $250,000. Built in 1991, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,440 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $410,000 in 2004.
Sarasota Harbour East
Richard Rapold and Stella Woon-Ming Siu, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 34 condominium at 771 John Ringling Blvd. to Walter and Kathleen Panchyn, of Merrick, N.Y., for $275,000. Built in 1965, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 820 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $72,000 in 1983.
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THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
BUILDING PERMITS These are the largest building permits issued by the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Department for the week of May 2 through May 8, in order of dollar amounts. (GMD = Gulf of Mexico Drive) Address 2425 GMD 675 Longboat Club Road 4021 GMD 1425 GMD 3950 GMD 581 Birdie Lane 4430 Exeter Drive 581 Birdie Lane 1115 GMD 415 L’Ambiance Drive 3351 Sabal Cove Lane 585 Channel Lane 673 Norton St. 1925 GMD 589 Bayview Drive 4621 GMD 2721 GMD 2721 GMD 1281 GMD 4825 GMD 690 Longview Drive 6832 Pine St.
Permit Kitchen and bathroom alterations Alteration Interior alterations Kitchen and bathroom alterations Pool and spa Kitchen alterations Alteration Dock and seawall Bathroom alterations Windows Deck alteration Seawall Lift and dock Alteration Lift and dock Alteration Sliding glass door and windows Sliding glass door Interior alterations Windows Electrical alterations New propane tank
Applicant Mary Amorn Norman Gross Robert Lewis
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Amount $153,626 $70,000 $65,000
DJS Partners LLC $64,000 Shekhar Tewatia $56,000 Edward Lowden $51,000 Janet Rue Herron $44,809 Edward Lowden $42,000 Steven Ludwig $40,000 William Weaver, trustee $27,047 Timothy Hennigan Sr. $27,000 Jim Creek Investments $25,813 Charles Tyson $20,300 Robert Miccio $16,220.56 David Watson $16,000 Theresa Stephen $12,000 Sameer Sofat Ralph Stebenne Michael Laurie Michael Phenner Margaret Osborn Sherry King
$6,750 $3,702 $2,300 $2,173 $150 N/A
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450 Gulf of Mexico Dr B201 MLS# A3994193 $425,000
3465 Gulf of Mexico Dr 105 MLS# A3983303 $224,900
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1770 Benjamin Franklin Dr # 206 #A3986006 $399,999 David Simon
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4540 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # Ph3 #A3992260 $325,000 Sharon Freeman
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1800 Ben Franklin Drive B-808 MLS# A3991388 $970,000
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THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
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“Fun and art take place all the time on our campus,” Kathleen List says. “It’s a completely different environment here (than other university libraries) — people are so inspired to do things.”
Kathleen List never wanted to be a librarian. But in her 17 years heading up Ringling College’s library, she found the perfect outlet for her art education. ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT COVER STORY CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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ARCHIVING A CAREER Kathleen List never wanted to be a librarian. But in her 17 years heading up Ringling College’s library, she found the perfect outlet for her art education.
athleen List, director of library services, chuckles when she reflects on her professional career: She didn’t think it would turn out like this. She never thought she’d be retiring from Ringling College of Art and Design after 17 years, and spend 36 years working in a library. She sits at a small round table in her office. Her walls and shelves are full of memorabilia from her time here. Aside from photos of her two sons, siblings and grandsons, there are photos of her with all of the visiting lecturers at the Ringling College Library Association’s annual Town Hall Lecture Series — the big fundraiser for the library. There’s artwork and cutout photography done by the trustee scholars who graduated a few years ago. There’s also a gold record for her service — but that story will come a little later. Her office has a window where she can see everyone who enters the library: a girl wearing
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List’s words of wisdom 1. Enjoy what you do. 2. Do something worthwhile. 3. Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously. 4. Leave yourself open to unexpected adventures. 5. Acknowledge what you owe to other people.
Kathleen List’s artwork, created at Wildacres (an RCAD retreat in North Carolina), decorates the library’s walls. exactly what materials the students needed to fulfill their studies: DVDs, e-books, art history books, books that teach specific sequences and scholarly journals, to name a few. And now the college is preparing to construct a new 46,000-square-foot library slated to open fall 2016, located southeast of the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Old Bradenton Road overlooking the bayou. She’s helped develop the design of the new multistory $16 million building. Liberal arts colleges don’t typically have libraries, nor would they have something this state of the art. But List sees value in having a library here — she has seen it first-hand. List has seen students empowered through books. She pulls out a brochure containing a photo she took of a student. He was sitting in an aisle among shelves of books with two out in front of him. The next time she saw him, he had a row of books stretching
the length of the aisle. Each book was open to pages of photography that inspired him. The image struck her so much she had to take a photo. Today, it serves as a reminder of how physical books are important for serendipitous discovery, she says. Pulling one book off the shelf and finding other books nearby that relate perfectly to the subject you’re researching is something you can’t get online. She’s also seen what would be unusual in any non-arts library. The unpredictability and nature of Ringling College keeps her job interesting. “I think it’s the fact that art isn’t standardized or predictable, so the needs of artists are unpredictable,” she says. Once, a visiting artist wanted to photocopy fish and pieces of meat on the color copier for a work of art. List decided it would be OK, as long as they covered the photocopier in Saran Wrap. All people are different — that’s been her experience. But, as she
explains, the art world is “different” — on steroids. She appreciates the unpredictability of finding art hanging from trees, protruding from walls or coming out of the ground on campus. “I have seen how amazingly talented our students are,” she says. “It’s kind of intimidating, too, for a person who’s an artist herself.” List hopes to get back to printmaking and painting art in her retirement, finally pursuing it with regularity. But her main hope is to embrace the seasons of Indiana and spend some time with her grandsons, who are both in high school. She also hopes to start writing. List loves historical nonfiction — particularly books spanning World War I to the Korean War, when her dad was in the service. One of her favorite writers is David McCullough. McCullough spoke at the library association’s lecture series twice; once, he wanted to visit the library. List had just received a shipment of books of American
For more information on the new library, visit newringlinglibrary.com. fiction and nonfiction. He helped her unpack and looked at all the volumes. One of her favorite memories was surprising her colleagues with the fact that she’s not only a visual artist but a singer, too. She was in a country-western dance troupe that performed live numbers. Her colleagues learned this unexpected talent at karaoke one evening. For one of her landmark birthdays, her colleagues gave her a gold record to celebrate. She’s singing a Patsy Kline song at her retirement party in June. She’ll certainly miss her job when she moves back home to Indiana. She’ll miss being “that person,” “the director,” “that faculty member,” “the librarian,” she says, using air quotes to describe her identities on campus. Then she gets a little choked up. “I may miss being identified with something I consider so fulfilling and so meaningful as the work of a librarian and the work of an educator,” she says.
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Sarasota teen to become next Sondheim Eli Schildkraut, 15, is the first to admit that he wasn’t an active child. At age 2, his favorite activity was watching the full-length musical recordings of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Pippin.” At age 7, when the Sarasotan was sent to his room for a timeout, he composed an original song on his miniature keyboard with the lyrics: “I just want to be free! Oh, yes, free!” His unusual childhood interests are indicative of the Booker VPA music student’s success as the youngest musical director in Venice Theatre’s nearly 65-year history. Schildkraut is musical director for “How I Became a Pirate,” which runs through May 25. It’s part of the Generations program, which produces musicals starring children. Theater staff is discussing whether to make him the permanent musical director for the Generations series. His cast of singers is younger than he is, with the exception of one. He worked with them daily to teach them all of the music (harmonies and melodies) and helped improve their singing capabilities. Schildkraut worked with them on everything from intonation and pronunciation of lyrics to proper breathing and vocal techniques. And, even though this process drills the music in his head, he’s not tired of it yet. “When kids are constantly improving, it doesn’t get old,” he says. “I just smile whenever they realize what I’ve been telling them to fix.”
IF YOU GO ‘How I Became a Pirate’ When: 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Runs through May 25. Where: Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave. Cost: Students $10; adults $17 Info: Call 488-1115 or visit venicestage.com. ater staff learned of his talent, they asked him to accompany rehearsals. Currently, he is the Booker Middle School Chorus accompanist; he occasionally accompanies the high school chorus and cabaret. Last April, he played in the pit as part of the orchestra during the The Players’ production of “Sideshow.” In his limited free time, he takes lessons on the saxophone, clarinet and continues playing the piano. When he can, he fits in an on-stage musical performance, too. Recently, he’s been creating contemporary arrangements with his piano teacher, such as a string quintet of the popular song “Happy.” His dream? Being on the same level as composer Stephen Sondheim, who Schildkraut thinks is “completely brilliant.” “I haven’t been writing music,” he says. “But I plan on starting that very soon.”
“I don’t think it’s one of those things a parent will take a kid to and just sleep through,” says Eli Schildkraut. “‘How I Became a Pirate’ is fun for everyone.” The exercises he uses with his singers are those he learned at summer camp at Florida Studio Theatre, in his school chorus or from his own experience.
It’s a lot of responsibility for someone who hasn’t quite finished puberty yet. Schildkraut’s history with the theater started in 2010 when he
was in its production of “Ragtime.” During a rehearsal break, he was playing around on the piano (he’s been playing since he was 6 years old). When the the-
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// ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT: FILM PICKS
SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW by Pam Nadon | Film Critic
This summer’s sizzle appeal at the box office seems directed at those on vacation from school. But for serious film buffs who are not into Sci-Fi, sequels or comic book heroes ... fear not. The following are 10 hidden gems that look positively dazzling.
‘THE IMMIGRANT’ Joaquin Phoenix forces Marion Cotillard into prostitution in this period piece set in 1920s New York City. It’s a story about making severe compromises to secure a better life in America. Also starring Jeremy Renner and directed by James Gray. May 16
‘LOCKE’ Over the course of one night in a car, the life of a wealthy construction manager totally unravels. Tom Hardy plays a desperate man trying to save his family as well as his soul in this gripping, high-impact drama. Amazingly, Hardy’s character is the only on screen performer in the film. May 16
‘FILTH’ James McAvoy plays a racist, bi-polar, junkie cop who has sociopathic tendencies. Even so, supposedly, he’s quite a likable bloke in this “funny gothic-noir thriller.” Based on the novel written by Irvine Welsh who penned the hugely successful “Trainspotting.” May 30
tor Richard Linklater assembled actors and crew who got together annually for 12 years to make a movie about a boy (Ellar Coltrane) who matures into a college freshman. The result is “unprecedented for its intimacy.” Also starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. July 11
‘LOVE IS STRANGE’ John Lithgow and Alfred Molina tie the knot after having been partners for 39 years. But soon they’re forced to live apart due to still lingering societal mores. The always-wonderful Marisa Tomei also stars as Ira Sach delicately directs. August 22
‘JERSEY BOYS’ Clint Eastwood directs this rags-to-riches story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Christopher Walken plays a mobster who helps them make it to the top. Ever cucumber-cool Eastwood casts the original stage actors from the Broadway hit. Should be a winner given the director’s proclivity for brilliant scoring. June 20
‘WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES J. BULGER’ Joe Berlinger directs this fascinating documentary about the notorious gangster who evaded capture by authorities for more than 20 years. How did he get away with murder, extortion, conspiracy and drug trafficking for so long? Did the FBI and the Department of Justice turn a blind eye? June 27
‘BOYHOOD’ Shooting for this film began in 2002. Direc-
‘STARRED UP’ ‘A MOST WANTED MAN’ Anton Corbijn directs this adaptation of John Le Carre’s novel about a German operative tracking a suspected Islamic terrorist. Corbijn observes that Phillip Seymour Hoffman (in one of his final performances) is so superb in his role as the persistent pursuer that he becomes one with his character — which he so often did. July 25
The title refers to the term used to describe the early transfer of a criminal from a Young Offender Institution to an Adult Prison. Jack O’Connell plays the young con whose worst nightmare is realized when he’s placed in a facility with his estranged father (Ben Mendelsohn). Directed by indie fave David Mackenzie. August 29 * dates are subject to change
‘CAVALRY’ Brenden Gleesen stars as a kind but “tough-minded priest” who is marked for murder by one of his congregation. But who is about to commit the dastardly deed? In a small community of oddballs, it could be anyone. John Michael McDonagh directs this “wickedly funny black comedy” destined to please die hard Gleesen fans. August 1
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GULF-FRONT LIVING: THE SANDERLING CLUB Located just south of Point of Rocks, on Siesta Key, The Sanderling Club is one of Sarasota’s most unique collections of homes. The canopy roads, the shoreline rocks and the crystalclear water gives The Sanderling Club a charm of its own. The gated neighborhood encompasses areas featuring all kinds of waterfront properties, with homes located on the Gulf of Mexico, Heron Lagoon and Sarasota Bay. The location, which was developed in the 1940s, is also on the National Register of Historic Places. The pristine, park-like setting of the area makes
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POLYNESIAN PARADISE Michael Jensen and Sue Strober’s beachfront home is a gem for many reasons. Located south of Point of Rocks, the home’s beachfront is connected only to Turtle Beach, which makes the home’s backyard private and isolated. Designed by Maho Abe and Mark Smith and built by Michael K. Walker, the home resembles contemporary Polynesian design. The two structures that make up the home (the main home and guest home) surround a central courtyard, which features a large swimming pool, spa and many areas for entertaining, including an outdoor, air-conditioned kitchen. The wraparound porch with columns that surround the home is not solely an aesthetic feature. Screens pull down to
this location one of the most beautiful in all of Sarasota; it offers a private white-sand beach for residents whose homes don’t back up to the Gulf of Mexico to enjoy as well. We took a look at a few of the beachfront homes in Sanderling to see what types of homes lie behind the heavy foliage that lines Sanderling Road, and to see what kind of views lie beyond that. What we found is not only varying views and backyard beaches, but a wide range of custom architecture and design, as well. The Sanderling Beach Club has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Polynesian-inspired home sits on more than 153 feet of the Gulf of Mexico, behind the gates of the prestigious Sanderling Club.
The backyard of the home features an extended patio deck, a peaceful backyard and of course, a private beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico.
The courtyard of the home acts as a central point to the buildings and features the swimming pool, spa and outdoor, airconditioned kitchen.
completely enclose the porch, with the columns connecting it all. As with the majority of the beachfront homes in Sanderling, the home includes property across the road on Heron La-
goon; the home boasts the largest of the lagoon accesses in the neighborhood. Priced at $10.9 million. For more information, call Mel and Jan Goldsmith at Michael Saunders & Co. at 356-6673.
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David Freund's beachfront residence in Sanderling is another architecturally outstanding home, with views of the Gulf of Mexico that are as equally impressive. Designed by Guy Peterson, the home is built like a condominium, composed of three elevated concrete levels, all with views of the tropical paradise the Freunds call their “backyard.” But it’s not just the Gulf of Mexico that makes the home’s backyard resemble a tropical resort. David Freund planted the luscious landscape himself, and grew many of the trees, such as the coconuts, from seeds. Priced at $11.5 million. For more information, call Linda Dickinson at 350-3304 or Kelly Quigley at 356-9954, both of Michael Saunders & Co.
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It was a sunny Sunday evening May 4, at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, where more than 300 guests attended Asolo Repertory Theatre’s 4th annual Men Who Cook. To kick off the evening, guests mingled on the patio while enjoying light bites and drinks before heading into the grand foyer for the one-of-a-kind dinner. The 26 “Men Who Cook” marched in one by one, announcing their names and their dishes, before taking the head of the table to begin the feast. The chefs hosted tables at the event, preparing between 20 to 30 portions of their dish of choice. After enjoying the food offered from their table, guests then had the opportunity to walk around, tasting selections from the other chefs, while listening to the New
Orleans style party band, “The Jammin’ Jambalaya Band.” Each chef decorated his table (or tables) according to his food and theme. The wildly creative themes spanned from Chris Cogan’s fiesta-themed table featuring his “Military Mess Hall” chili, to Jerry Feinstein’s blues-themed table featuring “Rosie’s” chicken and sausage jambalaya to Christian Hershman’s “Escaped from Alcatraz”-themed table featuring his “Jail Bird” meatloaf. Following dinner and a live auction came everyone’s favorite part — the cake auction — that featured 10 homemade cakes and raised more than $24,000. The whole evening, chaired by Beverly Bartner, Judi Gallagher, Molly Schechter and Margaret Wise, raised more than $50,000 for Asolo Repertory Theatre.
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// BLACK TIE: COLUMN
SCOTT GEORGE: The Manhattan skyline, the beautiful women and the entertainment at the Asolo Gala were superb. The Ritz-Carlton has never looked so magical.
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2013-2014 SEASON
DEBBIE SEITL: First vote goes to Orchid Ball for the best band; most inspiring moment and overall great award goes to the Girls Inc. Celebration Luncheon. I was so impressed with the poise of the Girls Inc. girls.
Once again, a season has flown by. Here are favorite moments that readers remember … STEPHANIE HANNUM: The most inspiring events were the ones I enjoyed most
this year — because the mission and the charity are what it’s all about. Rachel Mallett’s Girl of the Year speech at Girls Inc.’s CeleCliff bration Luncheon blew me away. Despite only being Roles 14, this young woman spoke with such confidence and grace, you could hear a pin drop — and she memorized her 8-minute long speech, something most people couldn’t do! And, although addressing a tough subject matter, the Child Protection Center’s Blue Ties & Butterflies event, chaired by Alisa Pettingell, raised an unprecedented amount of funds and the dropping of Rachel Mallett the marbles in the Pillar of Hope was touching. and Marion Moss
MOLLY SCHECHTER: My highlights include Peggy and Ken Abt as the first non-Jews to chair Jewish Family & Children’s Service gala (when they learned that most of agency’s services go to non-Jews); Wendy Feinstein’s Argentine Tango at CANDance; the flash mob at the Planned Parenthood Dinner honoring Barbara Zdravecky’s 20 years on the job there; Ken McCurdy’s hysterical commentary on senior sex at the Senior Friendship Center “Musicale & Musings;” Jay Leno’s performance for the Van Wezel Foundation fundraiser the day after his final “Tonight Show;” and we should not fail to mention the sad loss of three great ladies: Jewel Ash in October and Deane Allyn and Helen Rogers this spring. PHIL MANCINI: With all the events we were involved in this past season, one thing is certain — it was a standout year for each of them. It seemed like every single function was “up.” From setting fundraising auction records, bringing in celebrity guests and pulling off surprise appearances, to selling out quicker than ever and wowing guests with extravagant decor at Sarasota’s best venues, it was a fantastic season in Sarasota. DIANA BUCHANAN: Some of my favorites moments were having designer Michelle Smith from Milly at Wine, Women and Shoes; dropping a marble into the Pillar of Hope at the CPC’s Blue Ties & Butterflies event; and the vocalist (who was a beneficiary of YMCA programs) at the YMCA’s Going for the Gold “The Golden Lotus.”
MARJORIE FLOYD: The long table on Lemon Avenue
at Florida Winefest & Auction’s Banquet on the Block was fresh and fun. There were 200 people sharing food, wine and stories in perfect weather on a city street; the food at Goodwill’s annual Mardi Gras event was delicious — “Michael’s does New Orleans” and we get fat; the family at the Glasser/Schoenbaum’s Art of Caring event shared the most compelling personal story. Having benefitted from health care provided at the center the eldest son of dedicated and hard-working parents is now studying to be a doctor. Their presence and quiet dignity touched hearts and opened wallets.
SALLY SCHULE: I would say my overall feeling is that
many of the events took a look back and reinvented themselves and many really elevated the bar — imagine what 2014-2015’s season will look like. Rectrix was a great venue for the Moffitt fashion show, the ARC gala team really moved the event up the ladder — the ballroom looked awesome and passion poured, Sarasota Orchestra’s “Anu Time” gala was so elegant and there was total community involvement in welcoming Anu Tali, and Firefly Gala gets the Oscar for positive thoughts, proactive moves and doing the rain dance. The sky turned blue just as the party began … and I got to wear rain boots to a party.
VICTORIA SNYDER: Pique Nique was my favorite event for sure — it was a beautiful setting and fabulous fashion show. MARY LOU WINNICK: Walking into the Ritz-Carlton ballroom
for the Asolo Rep Gala and immediately transported high above NYC to the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center with a 180-degree view north and west of sunset shining upon both the Empire State and the Chrysler buildings and beyond. Wow!
HEATHER DUNHILL: I loved the fashion show at Wine, Women and Shoes. It was beyond, especially the Black Swan-esque ballerinas; the band at the Night of Hope was Photos by Heath er Merriman phenomenal — that dance floor was packed from the first song, some of us didn’t want the night to end; and I’m an annual fan of Pique Nique, but this year it had a new and improved vibe.
‘TIS THE NEW SEASON … As we move into summer living, don’t forget next season is just around the corner. BT is collecting events for the 2014-2015 Black Tie social calendar — if we don’t know about it, we can’t cover it! Please email event information to Stephanie@yourobserver.com … Farewell to the 2013-2014 season … Thank you for reading this column. See you again in October …
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HOW THE COUPLE MET
Gregory Thomas Frank Cohen and Lauren Rae Turner met in 2011 during a weekend getaway with friends to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Lauren’s parents extended an invitation to Greg’s entire family to join them at their lake house on Lake Rabun for a weekend. He also knew that Lauren’s parents would be arriving at the lake the weekend before and figured the opportunity would be an ideal time to pop the question since the lake is a special place for the Turner family. Greg got Lauren to agree to drive up a night early before her parents arrived to get everything settled (the couple resides in Atlanta). He wanted to make sure to propose before Lauren’s parents arrived. During previous visits to the lake, Greg noticed that most of the boathouses flew flags on their docks and there were a few that flew the “Lake Rabun” flag. Greg had a blue flag with pink writing made that read, “Will You Marry Me?” Before Lauren woke up on Aug. 16, Greg took the ring out of his bag and put it in his pocket. While having coffee on the porch, Greg told Lauren he wanted her to see the flag before he wrapped it — since he previously told her he had a custom flag
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Greg and Lauren were married March 29, at First Presbyterian Church. Lauren’s minister, The Rev. Jennifer Fouse Sheorn from Vanderbilt’s Presbyterian Student Fellowship, performed the ceremony. The reception followed the ceremony at The Field Club. Lauren’s grandparents, Latimer and Velda Turner, were part of the founding group of members of the club in 1962, so she grew up spending time there. Her grandfather was the 16th Commodore of the club, and her father followed as the 46th Commodore. The theme of the reception was Downton Abbey meets Great Gatsby — including a lot of English garden charm with touches of glam. The Flavor Band, an eight-piece big band from Atlanta, performed. The couple arrived to the reception by yacht and spent their first night as husband and wife on there as well.
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