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Bids for Colony estate still alive The bankruptcy judge in the case postponed approving a contract to purchase the Colony’s bankrupt estate until June to give the trustee time to solicit higher offers.

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+ Around the world in running shoes Former Longboat Key resident John Wallace is finally retiring his running shoes after 372 marathons in 121 countries. Wallace, 70, recently returned from Pristina, Kosovo, where he competed in the country’s first marathon. A veteran runner, he has completed a marathon in every country of Europe. His total of 121 countries is a world record. And, don’t forget to take the Observer along on your summer travels! Visit YourObserver.com and click on the “Contests” tab to upload your photos.

The fate of a bankrupt estate that will help shape future development of the dilapidated Colony Beach & Tennis Resort is still available for the highest bidder. In his Tampa courtroom Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge K. Rodney May postponed

the confirmation of a contract submitted by U.S. Bankruptcy Chapter 7 Trustee William Maloney with Charles Whittall, president of Orlando-based Unicorp National Development Inc., to buy the Colony Partnership’s bankrupt estate for $2.3 million.

If approved, the contract comes with a $23 million judgment ruling against Colony unit owners. The judgment includes the losses and damages owed to longtime Colony owner Dr. Murray “Murf” 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. Instead of blessing the con-

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+ Turtle Watch grants scholarships The Longboat Key Turtle Watch granted two scholarships to sisters Paisley and Phyona Smelt, students at Anna Maria Elementary School, to attend Mote Marine Laboratory’s Summer Children’s Camp. The Turtle Watch has been sending two Anna Maria students to camp each summer. The weeklong camps allow young children to explore marine life through activities, games and crafts. Campers enjoy snorkeling, going on a boat trip around Sarasota Bay and visiting Mote Aquarium.

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Villagers hit roadblock with alley request The Planning and Zoning Board unanimously denied a request from property owners to close an alley in the Longbeach Village. A group of Longbeach Village property owners sought a change that wasn’t up the Planning and Zoning Board’s alley. The board voted unanimously at its Tuesday meeting to deny a request Allan and Virginia Luke filed to close an alley that runs from Poinsettia Avenue to Long-

boat Drive South, abutting nine single-family homes and two vacant lots, and discontinue an existing 10-foot right of way. There was no indication that anyone sought to develop the alley, but Allan Luke noted that approval of the petition would prevent the issue from surfacing at a

later date. “Opening the alley would be a major blow to our privacy and security to our homes, which we feel would reduce our home’s value. With the alley only being 10 feet wide, it would not allow for safe passage of any vehicular traffic. Also, any utilities that are

present are accessible with this closure, so that would be a nonissue,” Allan Luke wrote in the petition. The Lukes were out of town and could not attend the meeting, however, approximately a half-dozen residents attended to express support. Elizabeth Brown said she isn’t

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VILLAGE / FROM 1A sure she would have bought her property had she known about the possibility that the lot could be opened. “I would have certainly been very concerned if I thought there would be access to my property,” she said. “Vacation is the only way to ensure that no opening or development can occur in the future,” said resident Michael Riter. Town staff, however, recommended denial of the ordinance, which would have transferred the town-owned land to private property own-

ers. “Staff cannot determine a public benefit in giving this town-owned land to the private property owners … ” a staff report states. The Public Works Department also recommended denying the request, noting that there could be a future need for the right of way to place future utilities or other public infrastructure. The report also stated that the signatures of two property owners on the block were not included. One owner, Michael Yeatman, who owns a vacant lot on Hibiscus Way, did not sign

COLONY / FROM 1A tract, May decided to give the trustee more time to accept “higher and better” offers that may come forth until noon June 19. Those who already have bids in play will get notice of counter bids to make higher offers before a sale occurs June 20. One counter bid that’s already been submitted is an offer the association submitted May 7, which includes 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, including numerous condominium properties on Longboat Key and some developments with the Four Seasons Hotel Corp. Maloney’s attorney, Jordi Gus-

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the petition and told the PZB Department that he objects to the request and would like the town to clear the alley of vegetation. A second property owner is in a nursing home and could not be reached by residents. The alley is currently passable behind the homes at both ends of the block and serves as a driveway for those homes. If the town vacated the alley, the land would be evenly divided between the properties. That means property owners would be able to put fences along their newly acquired portions of the alley, which could inhibit the ability

so, argued May should approve Whittall’s offer until the association’s counter bidders can prove they have the capital to match or make a higher offer. “If the association has the committed capital, let the parties bid and declare a winner because that sounds like a competing offer,” Gusso said. “Our sole interest has always been to sell the interest at the best price and move on.” The association’s attorney, Jeffrey Warren, also urged May to consider his client’s counter bid, questioning why Maloney didn’t bring it forward for May’s consideration. As part of the offer, Warren said the association and its development partners are willing to provide a letter of credit for approximately $4 million, which is about the amount of a secured claim Colony Lender is owed as part of the $23 million judgment. The

validity of that secured claim, though, is still being challenged by the association. Colony Lender attorney Michael Assaf noted the $4 million is less than the approximately $15 million Colony Lender is owed from overdue bank loans it purchased from Klauber. Although May has agreed to hold off on selecting a winning bid until next month, he agreed to Assaf’s request to mandate that competing bids come with a $200,000 deposit similar to the one Whittall submitted to Maloney. Bids will start at $2.35 million because they must be higher than Whittall’s bid to be considered. May again urged all parties to come together to settle the Colony litigation in the next three weeks. “The gavel will seal the deal,” May said. In the meantime, attorney

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The Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board voted 5-4 to elect Al Hixon chairman. Vice Chairman Jack Daly made a motion to re-elect Chairwoman B.J. Bishop. George Symanski then nominated Hixon for the post. Daly and John Wild were unanimously re-elected for their roles as vice chairman and secretary. Hixon “Mr. Hixon, congratulations. I am off the chair,” Bishop said after the vote. “And you have served us all quite well,” Hixon replied.

Douglas Menchise, the Chapter 7 trustee for three corporations known as the Klauber entities, revealed himself as the latest bankruptcy player in the case. Two months ago, Menchise filed for Chapter 7 liquidation on Klauber-owned entities called Colony Beach & Tennis Club Inc., Colony Beach Inc. and Resorts Management Inc. Together, those three corporations own an 80% interest in the 2.3 acres of mostly recreational property on the resort grounds and have control of a $2.2 million damages claim. The remaining owners of that property include Colony Lender, with a 15% stake, and Colony unit owner and developer Andy Adams with a 5% interest. The Carolyn Field Estate, meanwhile, has not given up its rights to damages for its former interest in the property it has since sold to Colony Lender. Colony Lender will attempt to sell its

15% interest in the property next month at an auction in Sarasota Circuit Court if its interest is not bought prior to the sale. Menchise urged May to hold a sale of his client’s 80% interest in the property in his courtroom. May granted that request to the dismay of Colony Lender. May said he believes a sale in that interest will help tie up loose ends. He scheduled a hearing for June 3 to rule on what exactly Menchise has the right to sell. “I see it as a structure to get paid and I’m going to let Mr. Menchise sell it,” May said. “This is also the estate’s last chance to pay off Colony Lender and add value to the estate. You all will either fail or succeed.” Because Colony Lender is owed approximately $15 million, Menchise will have to entertain offers higher than that amount to pay off Colony Lender and still have money left to pay creditors.

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Commission chooses cuts over tax increase Town Manager Dave Bullock and his staff must cut services and expenses to make up an estimated $900,000 shortfall in the 2014-15 town budget. How many more town services and expenditures can be cut from the town’s budget without affecting the town’s level of service from a resident’s point of view? Taxpayers will soon find out. At the first budget workshop of the summer May 22, Town Manager Dave Bullock was directed to continue to find ways to cut costs from town departments and reduce expenditures to make up an estimated $900,000 shortfall in the 2015 budget. But the goal, commissioners said, is to cut costs in such a way that taxpayers do not notice a decrease in the level of service the town provides. The majority of commissioners made it known last week they want to keep the town tax rate flat at 2.0760 mills. That tax rate, Bullock estimates, will generate $9,698,169 if the Key’s property values rise 3%. Preliminary estimates for property values will be released June 1 and give the town a clearer picture of its property value gains before official property values are revealed July 1. Bullock, though, told the commission that rising “uncontrollable expenditures,” which include a $412,000 increase to pay for frozen pension plans, are the reason that expenditures for the 2015 fiscal year budget are estimated to be $920,000 more than the previous year.  In total, the town intends to put $1,610,075 aside to pay for pension costs this year to begin to pay off the more than $27 million in unfunded pension liabilities. Vice Mayor Jack Duncan noted the commission was aware that part of the plan to freeze the pension plans and pay off the debt always came along with increased pension costs for the foreseeable future. Duncan, though, noted the pension costs might have to come along with an eventual tax increase. “There was a conscious choice to change the pensions and we knew that could lead to a millage increase,” Duncan said. Other cost increases include an estimated $100,000 increase in town health and property insurance policies and $307,285 to begin the process of rewriting the town’s codes and Comprehensive Plan. Bullock has proposed to use $649,818 from the General Fund to help balance the $920,000 shortfall. That fund balance is the amount of cash the town has on hand to run town services. Bullock’s goal since last year has been to keep a fund balance of at least 90 operat-

BUDGET DIRECTION FOR 2015 • Keep department operations expenditures flat • No wage increases except for police bargaining unit • No new positions proposed • Assumes 3% increase in ad valorem taxable values • Millage rate of 2.0760 to remain flat • Maintain publicly visible service levels

BUDGET CHALLENGES FOR 2015 • Maintaining an adequate General Fund balance • Revenue reductions • Unknown health care and insurance increases • Funding the process of rewriting the town’s codes

PENSION PROBLEMS

Town Manager Dave Bullock told the Longboat Key Town Commission at a May 22 budget workshop that rising “uncontrollable expenditures,” which include a $412,000 increase to pay for pension plans, are the reason that expenditures for the 2015 fiscal year budget are estimated to be $920,000 more than the previous year.

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ing days on hand, and that goal won’t be met with his recommendation. If the commission ends up tapping into the fund to offset the deficit, there will only be enough money to operate the town for 78 days in the event a natural disaster like a hurricane strikes the Key. If the commission decides not to use the fund to offset the balance, Bullock said the town needs to raise the millage rate to 2.32 mills, which would restore the fund to 90 days of operation in the event of an emergency. Raising the millage rate to 2.32 mills, Bullock said, would cost a homeowner with a $500,000 home an extra $125 a year. But commissioners said their goal is not to raise taxes. Bullock said all department expenditures will remain flat, the town won’t hire any new employees, and there won’t be any wage increases except those offered to Longboat Key Police Department officers as part of a collective bargaining contract. Bullock will report back to the commission at its June 16 budget workshop with proposed cuts and a clearer picture of property value increases. The commission must decide this summer if further budget cuts will affect the perceived level of service for its residents.

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NEWSBRIEFS + Budget tool wins Public Technology Institute award The town’s fiscal transparency website module received a 2013-14 Solutions Award from the Public Technology Institute in the Web management and e-government category. The module went live in February and uses fiscal data that feed directly from the finance department’s database to display revenue and expenses to the public. The tool also includes five years of current historical expenditure data, plus graphing tools and the ability to export data for further analysis. In April it was featured in Government Technology magazine. To use the module, visit longboatkey.org and click on the “fiscal transparency” tab on the right side of the home page.

+ Commission rejects county solicitation ordinance Reacting to an increase in homelessness and panhandling in Sarasota, Sarasota County is asking its municipalities to join a countywide ordinance that curtails solicitation on public rights of way. Jon Mast, manager of Sarasota County Land Development Services, asked Longboat Key commissioners at their May 19 regular workshop to join in the ordinance that requires solicitors be no closer than 6 feet to the road and obtain a $265 permit for rightof-way use to stop people from approaching cars and begging for money. Commissioners, however, unanimously declined to adopt the ordinance, expressing confidence in the town’s ban on panhandling, which falls under its pedestrian safety ordinance. Town Manager Dave Bullock said Longboat Key is unique compared with the • 30 Day Comfort Exchange • Removal and Set Up • Discount Prices on Adjustable Beds • Locally Owned and Operated • Same Day Delivery • FREE DELIVERY

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+ Census: Key population grew 1.14% in one year Longboat Key’s population grew by just more than 1% between 2012 and 2013, according to the Annual Estimates of the Resident Population data the U.S. Census Bureau released last week. The Census Bureau estimated the Key’s residential population at 7,082 as of July 1, 2013, an increase of 1.14% over its estimate of 7,002 for July 1, 2012. Between 2011 and 2012, the Census Bureau estimates the island’s population grew by 1.09%, increasing from 6,926 in 2011.

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P&Z Board recommends zoning change The parcels at 5440 Gulf of Mexico Drive and 521 Broadway are two ordinances closer to becoming residential properties. Voters on Longboat Key approved the zoning changes in November 2012.

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get people to have interest in that property,” Dailey told the Longboat Key Planning & Zoning Board. The property once held the home that Longboat Key’s first mayor, Will LePage, built in 1946. The building was a residential home for more than 30 years, and part of the building was used as apartments for more than 10 years. Then, during the 1980s, the zoning for the front part of the parcel was changed to commer-

Levine purchased it. The motion failed 3-6. Board secretary John Wild’s motion to recommend an ordinance changing the future land use to medium-density residential passed 6-3. A motion for an ordinance that modified the zoning code to allow the changes also passed 6-3. The future land use and zoning changes for the Broadway parcel, which town staff recommended, citing its consistency with the surrounding residential community, both passed 8-1 with significantly less discussion. Voters approved two referenda questions in November 2012 that allowed both properties to change from commercial to residential use with up to six dwelling units per acre. However, in 2013, the Florida Legislature passed a bill that nixed the referendum process statewide and rendered any referendum passed on or after June 1, 2011, moot. The Legislature passed a bill in its most recent session excluding Longboat Key from the ban that is awaiting Gov. Rick Scott’s signature. Scott’s signature will reinstate the town charter provision about density. However, because the town received and deemed complete both applications before the latest legislative action, the Town Commission retains the authority to approve or deny the request for an increase in density without a referendum.

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Victor Levine tried to sell his commercial property at 5440 Gulf of Mexico Drive for 15 years. First America Bank has also tried to sell the commercial property at 521 Broadway in the Longbeach Village. Both properties are vacant, and both owners had difficulty selling because of their commercial zoning. They seek to have their properties rezoned to residential. Now, the properties are two ordinances closer to residential status. The Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board recommended approval of two ordinances for each property at its May 27 meeting that change the future land use and zoning of the properties from commercial to residential. Levine hopes to put four single-family homes on his property, while First America Bank plans to build two homes on its property. Land-use consultant Peter Dailey represented both property owners at the meeting. He told the board that Levine, who purchased the 5440 Gulf of Mexico Drive property in 1993, tried to sell the property to three separate sets of owners of the adjacent Centre Shops to no avail and also marketed the property through commercial real estate agents. “He’s tried really diligently to

which also included a .12-acre portion of the lot at 5442 Gulf of Mexico Drive that Levine also owns. Planner Briana Ozor wrote in a memo: “Due to the location of the subject property between a heavily trafficked commercial use (Centre Shops) and a fire and police station, staff cannot provide a conclusive recommendation in favor of Ordinance 2014-17.” Staff recommended, however, that if the zoning changed that it be limited to medium density instead of high density, which would prevent development from expanding to adjacent property that Levine also owns. Planning Zoning and Building Director Alaina Ray expressed concerns about placing the residential development between two different uses. “Staff’s not in love with the idea of residential being at the location,” Ray said. “There’s not a cohesive identity in the area.” However, staff also sought to look at reasonable uses for the property. “Do we let it sit vacant for another 20 or 30 years, or do we give the applicant some reasonable use of the property?” Ray said earlier in the meeting. Board member Len Garner made a motion to deny the request, citing “basic zoning philosophies of compatibility” and the fact that the property was already commercially zoned when

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show jumping and a combined run/shoot event. Women compete June 6, while men compete June 7. The mixed event will be held June 8, with closing ceremonies held at Siesta Key Beach. Swimming will be held at the Selby Aquatic Center, while all other sport events will be held at the Sarasota Polo Club. The Polo Club will be the hub for activities with music, vendors and booths, food and drink for purchase and other festivities, including a visit from the Sailor Circus. Harris noted many of the athletes competing in the finals are vying for a chance to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and will return to the area when Nathan Benderson Park hosts three additional Modern Pentathlon events: the 2015 World Cup Round 1 Competition (March 2015), the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials (March 2016) and the 2016 World Cup Final (June 2016).

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A decision not to regret The vision of no power lines cluttering Longboat Key is a pleasant one. What an eyesore they are, even if you tend to block them out of mind as one of life’s tradeoffs for the amazing convenience of electricity. But if underground power lines made an iota of economic sense, probably the vast majority of Longboat taxpayers would support the cost of a conversion from overhead to underground power lines. But that’s the heart of the issue: the cost vs. the benefit. At a quick glance, underground lines don’t pass the tests. They don’t make economic sense when you compare the cost of upgrading the existing poles with the cost of dismantling the existing lines and installing lines underground. Nor, it seems, if you read the accompanying text from Florida Power & Light Co., do they seem to make practical sense. FPL says underground cables can be problematic in areas that are prone to flooding. They take longer to repair and line corrosion occurs faster than with above-ground lines. SOUND OFF These facShould the tors apparently Longboat Key compelled four of Town Commission Longboat’s town pay $189,000 commissionfor a feasibility ers not to spend study on replac$189,000 on a ing overhead feasibility study power lines with for underground underground power lines. power lines? Going against Respond to: the study were the Rhartill@youarguments that robserver.com; the ultimate gain or send your letin aesthetics and ter to Longboat reliability would Observer, 5570 Gulf of Mexico not outweigh the Drive, Longboat costs; the town has Key, FL 34228. higher, costly priorities to address than power lines, such as beach erosion and deteriorating water lines. You can’t fault that thinking. What’s more, you can see how FPL’s plans to begin replacing power poles this August compelled commissioners to act now and reject the study. One commissioner cited the hurricane season as an argument not to delay the pole replacements. To be sure, citizens elect representatives to make the best decisions they can for the citizenry with the information available. But let’s be the devil’s advocate here. What are the rate-payers’ sentiments on underground lines? Truth is, commissioners don’t really know. What’s more, you get the sense FPL is rushing the town to conform with FPL’s pole-replacement schedule. Talk about the tail wagging the dog. Rushing a decision you may well regret. If FPL proceeds in August with replacing power poles island-wide, that essentially rules out underground cables for a long, long time. It would be foolish — economically and practically — for FPL to dig up the Key and replace the poles now and then come back in a few years to convert to underground lines. This reminds us of W. Edwards Deming’s rules for manufacturing: Do it right the first time. Don’t let FPL rush you to judgment. There are other factors that make the feasibility study worth more consideration: • In FPL’s FAQ on overhead versus underground, it notes that more than one-third of its power lines are underground. Mind you, many of those lines were laid as new lines in new residential and commercial developments, certainly a less expensive proposition than converting old lines. Nonetheless, the fact FPL chose to go underground with more than 33% of its customers’ power lines indicates the efficacy of underground lines. Flooding must not be all that concerning. Of course, we know flooding is always a concern here; the Key certainly has its low spots on the Manatee side. But wouldn’t it

WHAT FPL SAYS ON UNDERGROUND CABLES The following is excerpted from a Florida Power & Light Co. document entitled: “Overhead and Underground Service FAQs”:

governmental units may levy service charges, special assessments or taxes within these units to fund underground conversion costs.

Is FPL opposed to underground service? Absolutely not. Already more than one-third of the neighborhood power lines in FPL’s system are underground.

How does the new FPL undergrounding tariff work? Under this new tariff, a city could pay to make the conversion and then recover its costs over a designated timeframe by having FPL add an underground fee on the bills of those customers in their jurisdiction who would be benefiting from the conversion. Fees may not exceed 15% of a customer’s bill or $30 for residential and $50 for every 5,000 kwh commercial.

What are the different strengths and weaknesses of overhead and underground service that affect performance and reliability? While underground facilities are not as susceptible to wind and debris-blown damage, they are more susceptible to water intrusion and local flood damage, which can make repairs more time consuming and costly. Overhead facility damage is easier to locate than underground and can generally be repaired quicker. Underground interruptions may be less frequent, but typically last longer due to more complex repair requirements. Following hurricanes, we’ve found that areas that took the longest to repair were generally those served by underground facilities still flooded days after the storm passed. Damage and corrosion of underground electrical systems often shows up days or even months later, causing additional outages and inconvenience to customers. Storm winds can damage both types of systems causing outages. Overhead systems face outages resulting from trees and debris blowing into lines. Underground systems face outages from trees collapsing on above-ground transformers and switch boxes or from tree-root systems uprooting buried cable when trees topple. Also, we often forget that while a neighborhood may be locally served by underground cable, all electric service eventually comes back above ground and connects to overhead service, either in the neighborhood next door, or further down the street where overhead main lines and transmission lines move power from power plants and substations into our neighborhoods. Thus, exposure to above-ground electric service from weather, animals and trees is never fully eliminated. Are there different ways the conversion of a full neighborhood or city might be financed? Yes. For cities, FPL recently established, with Public Service Commission approval, a mechanism to recover the costs associated with converting from overhead to underground by adding a fee to customer bills. Chapters 197 and 170 of the Florida Statutes allow municipalities levy special assessments on tax bills. … The special assessment may be collected directly from the local government imposing the assessment or through annual property tax bills. Florida Statute 125.01(q) lets counties establish municipal service benefit units and municipal service taxing units. These

be worthwhile to hear detailed, expert discussions from FPL officials on the reliability of underground lines on the Key? One more thing: the cost. Commissioner Pat Zunz has said lost in the discussion of burying the utility wires is FPL’s offer to

What might it cost to convert from overhead to underground service? The two key drivers contributing to the cost calculations are labor and materials. Depending on these factors, underground facilities can cost anywhere from $500,000 per mile to more than $4 million per mile … These figures have a considerable amount of variability … What are some of the impacts associated with converting an older overhead system to new underground? Converting from an overhead to an underground system means basically abandoning an existing working grid system. The logistics of converting an existing grid system in an established neighborhood can be considerably more expensive and disruptive to personal property and surroundings than, for example, building new. For example, utilities often share poles above ground, so that if the objective is to move utilities underground, it’s not just electrical service that needs to be considered, but also phone, cable television and Internet service. This then presents additional considerations, such as different spacing requirements, boring and/or trenching needs and ground-level switching boxes involved in providing each type of service. Driveways, sidewalks, fences, landscaping, sprinkler systems and yards may need to be torn up or may be inadvertently damaged if not clearly delineated. Ingress and egress to homes and business could be impacted for extensive periods of time. Because permits are needed to change meter-related equipment, conversions in older homes and neighborhoods may end up triggering city or county requirements that homeowners/businesses bring interior wiring up to current code. This could require the expense of a licensed electrician and potentially extensive interior rewiring and remodeling. Finally, legal easements are needed from all conversion participants that allow FPL access to its underground equipment, including the above ground components — and a number of people must agree to have the large green transformer box and pad or other switching boxes in their yards.

reduce the costs by 25%. Now that’s worth discussing. Perhaps that might also apply that to the cost of the study. Yes, $189,000 is a lot for a study. But it’s probably worth it if it helps prevent making a mistake that lasts for 10 or 20 more years.


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beach Please understand, our canals are also an attraction to tourism, and our seawalls also contribute to holding our fragile barrier island in its present location! As a barrier island, Longboat Key is held in place by the beach and its pertinent maintenance and construction on the Gulf of Mexico and the vegetative growth and seawalls on Sarasota Bay. The 80%/20% arrangement made sense — the beach mattered more for some than for all. After the first renourishment project, this clear arrangement was ignored with respect to the myriad of costs of maintenance and engineering. This citizen has tried in vain to ascertain how much has been spent without resorting to borrowing through bonds and from the use of ad valorem taxes without apportioning the costs as previously agreed. Consideration could be given to reimbursing the property owners in District B for their rightful portion of these costs. It is patently unfair to have, for the past 20 years, burdened the entire community for beautifying the beach and building fixed structures, solely to benefit beachfront properties. If this is to be continued, then the town must assume stewardship of and maintenance of our seawalls, as well! People have bandied around the total of what the beach has cost us since the 1992 vote. Taxpayers should be provided with the actual costs. This subject begs detailed consideration and resolution. Brad Saivetz is a Longboat Key resident and former member of the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board.

Beach costs not fairly apportioned ers, please understand that the original vote to tax us for beach renourishment was specific, in that all costs, not just those of the bonds, were to be borne proportionately by the two beach districts on an 80%/20% basis. It now appears the town has ignored this and paid directly for all of these beach-related extraneous expenses directly out of ad valorem taxes. In summary, Aug. 6, 1992, the Longboat Key Town Commission passed two important ordinances, 92-24 and 92-26, setting up Longboat Key Beach Erosion Control District A (all Gulf-side and non-residential properties) and Longboat Key Beach Erosion Control District B (all bay-side residential properties). As stated in Section 6 of the ordinance, the purposes and powers of the District A “shall be to provide for the planning, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of Gulf beach restoration and Gulf beach maintenance projects on the island of Longboat Key, which benefit the area within Longboat Key beach Control District A, whether such projects are physically located within or outside the district, and other related beach projects.” Section 7 says the districts shall have the powers “to conduct studies and adopt plans related to beach restoration and maintenance, maintain the beach,

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I am convinced the town will bankrupt itself if it continues, unfettered, to play Big Brother to our beach. Our body politic, it seems, is committed to forget costs and move forward at the complaints of a few. And these escalating costs and continued degradation of what Mother Nature had created for us deeply concerns me. Consider this: A year ago, the Longboat Observer sugar-coated the subject with: “Once the structures are in, sand from Longboat Pass will still need to be placed on the north end every four to eight years. During a 20-year period, sand placement will cost the town anywhere from $4 million to $7.5 million.” That should have read: $4 million to $7.5 million per renourishment. And if conditions continue as they have in the past, the total costs for 20 years should be estimated at $40 million to $75 million. When voters were presented with a beach referendum in 1992, the original rallying cry that passed by just three votes on the third go-round was: “sand or seawalls?” Now we are faced with: “gray hard sand and seawalls.” And, in the future, as suitable sands become more scarce, the cost of satisfying the demands of our Gulf-side land owners will go, logarithmically, off the charts. For the further edification of us taxpay-

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SHERI POTTER A flag is more than just a decorative cut of cloth — it’s a symbolic embodiment of a country’s principles, and there are extensive guidelines regarding its handling and display. So, when Old Glory becomes worn, faded or tattered, it’s not simply thrown out — it’s honored with a special retirement ceremony. For Girl Scouts of the Gulf Coast troop leader Sheri Potter, the ceremony holds a special place in her heart. She was especially moved after witnessing another troop perform the flag-folding ceremony for the first time. “It nearly brought us to

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“I’ve found a tremendous family and an ability to participate in our community through scouting. We’re all family, we’re all there for each other, and it’s something that will stick with us for a long time. It’s very rewarding for all of us — parents and kids alike.” tears,” she says. “We thought it was the most profound and beautiful thing to watch a flag be retired. We’ve noticed as we participate in the community that there’s a great need for education on the importance of the flag as a symbol and how to properly treat and retire them.” Now the leader of a designated flag troop, Potter, her two daughters and the rest of Troop 254 spend their time folding and retiring flags and educating the public about the importance of flags. She says not only does it instill a sense of community in both the leaders and Girl Scouts, but it also has the ability to touch people’s lives.

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Sheri Potter, right, has been troop leader for Troop 254 for six years. She hopes the experience will help instill a sense of community in the girls. Carmen Lesser, one of the troop members, says the volunteering she does with the Scouts has helped her with the loss of a veteran family member. “I really enjoy folding the flags,” she says. “It’s honoring the people who have fought for us, and it’s inspired us to do so much we never knew we could. All this flag folding has

helped me get through some of those problems.” For Potter, the biggest reward comes from seeing the impact she and her troop can have on their community through their volunteerism. “I’ve found a tremendous

family and an ability to participate in our community through scouting. We’re all family, we’re all there for each other, and it’s something that will stick with us for a long time. It’s very rewarding for all of us — parents and kids alike.”

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GOLDEN GATE POINT 280 Golden Gate Point, #5 Cheryl Loeffler & Joel Schemmel 941.302.9674 premiersir.com/id/A3987496 $4,195,000

ANNA MARIA 2802 Avenue E Cheryl Loeffler

941.302.9674 $2,750,000

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ANNA MARIA

1212 Benjamin Franklin Drive, #1206 Karin Stephan 941.504.4435 premiersir.com/id/A3994168 $1,495,000

HOLMES BEACH 8407 Marina Drive Terry Hayes

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941.302.3100 $1,249,000

8021 Marina Isles Lane Terry Hayes

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941.302.3100 $1,398,000

BEAU CIEL 990 Boulevard Of The Arts, 404 Cheryl Loeffler 941.302.9674 premiersir.com/id/A3995967 $1,239,000

SARASOTA

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775 Longboat Club Road, #605 Mark Huber & Erin McWhorter 941.356.2435 premiersir.com/id/A3989227 $825,000

ANNA MARIA 519 South Drive Terry Hayes

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by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

Chapel honors fallen servicemen Longboat Island Chapel honored veterans with a May 25 Memorial Day service. Members of the church and community remembered those who served with patriotic music, the procession of the colors and a presentation of four memorial wreaths.

The Rev. Vincent Carroll gives his homily.

Photos by Kelsey Grau

Left: Arlene and John Casey

The Rev. Vincent Carroll introduces brothers Michael and David McDonough, who participated in the service, to the congregation.

OBITUARIES Vera Giusti

Vera Giusti, 100, of South Dartmouth, Mass., and Longboat Key, died May 15. Born Jan. 19, 1914, in Leicester, England, she lived in the New Bedford, Mass., area for most of her life. Mrs. Giusti graduated from New Bedford High Guisti School, where she met her husband, Joseph Giusti. They married Feb. 25, 1939, and enjoyed 73 years of marriage. Throughout their marriage, they traveled extensively and enjoyed their many retirement years on Longboat Key. Mrs. Giusti was a member of the Congregational Church of South Dartmouth and Longboat Island Chapel. She was a past member of the Longboat Key Club. Mrs. Giusti explored many different art mediums, her favorite being the art of cloisonné. The Longboat Key Center for the Arts frequently recognized Mrs. Giusti for her work. Mrs. Giusti was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph. She is survived by her daughter, Catherine; son, Paul; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army,

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.

Virginia and Larry Steagall

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.

The Longboat Island Chapel choir sings “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

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.

Lorri Hafer sings “America the Beautiful.”

619 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA 02740.

John Whipple III

John Whipple III, 63, of Bradenton, died May 19. Born Dec. 19, 1950, in Meshoppen, Penn., Mr. Whipple was a 1968 graduate of Southeast High School in Bradenton and received an associate degree from United Electronics, in Tampa, before starting work at General Telephone Co. For the last 18 years, Mr. Whipple worked for L’Ambiance condominium and cherished the friends he made there over the years. Mr. Whipple was a member of the Moose Lodge 1319 and Sons of the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, flowers and a variety of music, and was an avid fan of NASCAR and driving stock cars. Mr. Whipple was preceded in death by his father, John, and daughter, Jennifer Lee. He is survived by his mother, Ann; daughters, Jeannette and Maitera; son, John; sister, Susan; and brother, William. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Manasota Funeral Home, 1221 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton. To send condolences, visit manasotamemorial.com.

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 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. 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.

All Angels by the Sea

WORSHIP DIRECTORY

The Episcopal Church on Longboat Key

563 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key

383-8161

All are welcome. Please join us in worship!

Sunday Service: 9:00 am

Website: www.AllAngelsLBK.org

The Rev. David L. Danner, D. Min., Rector

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Sunday at the Chapel Holy Communion at 9:45 a.m.

Sunday Service 10:00 AM

Worship and Communion Service at 10 a.m.

An InterfAIth CommunIty ChurCh founded In 1956

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Visitors Welcome

CATHOLIC CHURCH

The Lord’s Warehouse

THRIFT SHOP

open Mon., Wed. and Sat. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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A Center of Jewish Life and Learning in the Sarasota Area Share Shabbat and more: Friday Evening, 5:30 pm

Welcomes You to Mass MASS SCHEDULE

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Saturday Morning, 10:00 am

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Please visit our Judaica Shop

567 Bay Isles Road • Longboat Key, FL

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Saturday: 5 PM Sunday: 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM M-F: 9 AM Confessions before all Masses

Msgr. Gerard Finegan, Pastor

6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive • Longboat Key, Florida 34228 Telephone: 383-6491 • web: www.longboatislandchapel.org

Temple Beth Israel

St. Mary, Star of the Sea,

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

The Rev. Dr. Vincent Carroll Senior Minister


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The road to glory starts here.

For the first time in more than four

Thursday, June 5, 2014

decades, the ultimate challenge of

OPening ceremOny The Ringling Museum of Art 6:00pm ~ 8:00pm

skill, agility and discipline will hold its international championship on American soil.

Competition Events June 6-8, 2014

Spectators of all ages are invited

SArASOtA POlO cluB At lAkewOOd rAnch Fencing | Riding | Running | Shooting

to experience the excitement, as world-class athletes come to

gates open 11:30am games begin 12:15pm

Sarasota Bradenton to compete for their place in the Olympic spotlight. Take your seats‌ it’s going to be a

For Opening Ceremony and Competition Event tickets, please visit www.SBPentathlon.com or call 941.564.9003

thrilling ride!

2014 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final June 5 - 8, 2014

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CAPS AND GOWNS MAKING THE GRADE

by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

Caps off to the graduating CLASS OF 2014. Read on about what these shining stars have planned for their future. NICHOLAS PAPAZIAN

CONNOR RATTIGAN

PARENTS: Robert and Gigi Papazian

PARENTS: Kevin and Angela Rattigan

HIGH SCHOOL: Manatee High School

HIGH SCHOOL: Pine View School

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND HOBBIES: Four years as an offensive lineman for Manatee High School football; bus boy at Ciao Italia since 2010; currently working at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub; volunteer at Tidewell Treasures Thrift Shop; summer volunteer at Manatee Memorial Hospital; certified medical administrative assistant; student of the Medical Academy at Manatee High School; EMT shadowing experience; white “M” for academic excellence

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND HOBBIES: Volunteer at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 12th Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office, YMCA and Special Olympics; member of Pine View Save Darfur Club and History Club; debutante escort

COLLEGE PLANS: Attend State College of Florida, then transfer to Florida State University DREAM JOB: Radiologist PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: “Being able to say that I played for the No. 1 football team in the nation.”

FOREST BALDERSON PARENTS: Forest and Elain Balderson COLLEGE: Eckerd College, St. Petersburg EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND HOBBIES: “I continue to write poetry, and I'm a contributing member of the Academy of American Poets. Lido Beach environment greatly influences my poetry. Also, I am pursuing a Master of Arts in grant writing, management and evaluation through Concordia University Chicago. My expected graduation date is January 2016.” HONORS AND AWARDS: “I received my Bachelor of Arts degree at Eckerd with high honors. In 2012, I was the recipient of the James Franklin Warnell and Dorothy J. Warnell Scholarship through the Community Foundation of Sarasota.”

HONORS AND AWARDS: National Junior Honor Society (officer); National Honor Society; National Spanish Honor Society; Mu Alpha Theta; Rho Kappa COLLEGE PLANS: Attend Boston College, in Chestnut Hill, Mass., and pursue a degree from the Carroll School of Management DREAM JOB: CEO of a major corporation or working at a prestigious firm on Wall Street PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: “Being accepted to my dream college and making my grandfather proud.”

HUNTER PARRISH PARENTS: Benny and Becky Parrish HIGH SCHOOL: Manatee High School EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND HOBBIES: Key Club, fishing and surfing AWARDS AND HONORS: AP program, Honor Roll COLLEGE PLANS: University of Central Florida DREAM JOB: “Something I can perform from anywhere in the world.” PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Raising money for the Leukemia Society over the past 13 years

MAXWELL MONEUSE PARENTS: Chris and JoDene Moneuse HIGH SCHOOL: Manatee High School HONORS AND AWARDS: Dan Molter MVP Scholarship EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND HOBBIES: Baseball team for four years, avid fisherman and diver COLLEGE PLANS: Attend the University of North Florida, where he will play baseball and study engineering DREAM JOB: Playing in the MLB PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Being able to play college baseball

BROOKE COBB

JUSTIN GREGORIUS

PARENTS: Greg and Maryanne Cobb

PARENTS: Patrick and Susan Gregorius

HIGH SCHOOL: Bradenton Christian School EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND HOBBIES: BCS Key Club; Adopt a Block COLLEGE PLANS: State College of Florida for two years, then transfer to Florida Christian College to major in ministry

DREAM JOB: A grant writing position with a local nonprofit organization

DREAM JOB: Working with preferably kids or young adults in the U.S. or internationally to share the Bible with them

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: “I've published more than 20 e-books on Amazon Kindle, and much of my journalism, essays and poetry work has been published in magazines and literary journals.”

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: “Definitely being a volunteer at Adopt a Block my senior year and getting to serve a wonderful neighborhood with a great group of people.”

HIGH SCHOOL: St. Stephen’s Episcopal High School EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND HOBBIES: Harvard Model Congress delegate; member of Harvard Model Congress executive board; varsity baseball for four years, team captain; varsity basketball two years, member of captains club; certified scuba diver AWARDS AND HONORS: National Honor Society; National AP scholar with honors; Head of School List — GPA above 4.0; Spanish National Honor Society; Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony award of Social Justice — selected by Rochester University; Award of Excellence at Harvard model Congress; published author COLLEGE PLANS: Boston College DREAM JOB: Entrepreneur PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Getting accepted to Boston College


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red, white and barbecue

by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

941.383.5577

Key Club hosts beach bash for Memorial Day

Monica Shea holds her daughter, Delaney, at the barbecue.

Dan and Judy Reskow with Sharon and Walter Sargent

Photos by Kelsey Grau

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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 of amenities. $265,000 Kelly Belisle #M5843015

ISLAND STYLE INSPIRED 2BR/2BA UNIT with 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

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

Left: Shaikh and Kerry Rasool

The Resort at Longboat Key Club held a Memorial Day barbecue May 24. The beach event embraced the island atmosphere with a Jimmy Buffett-style musician and margaritas.

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Country Club Shores - 4,200 sf residence of pure luxury with 5 BR / 3.5 BA, to be built to all of the newest hurricane codes. Deeded Beach Access.

$2,099,000 Longboat Key

Ritz Carlton managed Beach Residence, professionally designed 3BR/3BA home, with incredible views & all of the luxurious amenities of resort style living!

$1,299,000 Bird Key

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.

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#1 Michael Saunders agent on Longboat Key 2013

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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Bird Key Yacht Club members and guests enjoy the event.

Bird Key commemorates veterans on Memorial Day WATER CLUB - Direct Gulf front furnished 3BR 3,400sf condominium with 4 terraces and private garage. A3996039 $2,775,000.

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Members of Bird Key Yacht Club celebrated Memorial Day with a poolside picnic May 26. The Anna Maria String Band entertained attendees as they enjoyed cocktails and conversation.

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OAKS BAYSIDE ESTATE - Spectacular 8,500sf residence designed & built by famed architect Bo MacEwen. A3993216 $2,400,000.

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

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INN ON THE BEACH #4206 - Gulf front club suite with yearround rental income. $489,000

ATRIUM - 2120 Harbourside Dr. #618 - 3BR/3BA home with spanning bay and city views, and private walk-down. $995,000

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Gulf Front Listings

Bayside 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.

GRAND BAY #145 - 3BR/2Full/2HB, beautifully turn-key furnished with golf course and bay views. $889,000

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

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

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

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

ISLANDER CLUB #22S - 2BR/2BA, furnished home with 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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Sarasota, Lido Beach $3,950,000 4/4.5 Dyrk Dahl & Ben Bates 941-320-7373 MLS#A3996865 95022

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

Longboat Key, Beachplace $849,000 2/2 Gary McKinstry 941-387-1854 MLS#A3994323

Longboat Key, Players Club $749,000 3/2.5 Bruce Myer 941-383-6411 MLS#A3998148

Longboat Key $1,075,000 2/2 The Barbara Ackerman Group 941-383-6411 MLS#A3996945

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*Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is ranked number one in closed residential buyer and/or seller transaction sides in Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Naples/Fort Myers, and number one in residential sales volume (calculated by multiplying number of buyer and/or seller transaction sides by the sales price) in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa/St. Petersburg according to data submitted to REAL Trends by NRT LLC, 2014.

Condo On The Bay $975,000 Barb Sigurdson, 941-388-3966 Pamper yourself with luxury in this distinctive 2BR/2+BA condo. MLS#A3998075 45084 Misty Creek $439,000 Charles Offer, 941-388-3966 A charming aura comes with this impressive 3BR/3BA Ranch. Fairway view. MLS#A3996294 45083 Pier 550 $325,000 Brock Doyle, 941-735-3039 1/1 condo w/ beautiful bay & marina views! Boat docking, walk to downtown. MLS#A3998286 35844 Hamptons $295,000 Peter Brennan, 941-388-3966 Reward yourself with luxury in this impressive, tile-roofed 2BR/2BA Ranch. MLS#A3997285 45082

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

Orchid Oaks $138,900 Anna Rees, 941-387-1814 Charming 2BR/2BA condo in Orchid Oaks, directly located on Phillipi Creek! MLS#A3992953 79228

The Keys Fairway Bay $995,000 Bruce Myer, 941-383-6411 3BD/3BA home with a spanning terrace full of views over the Bay to the city MLS#A3998280 Siesta Key $925,000 Jo Ellyn Yturraspe, 941-587-9539 2/2 waterfront community w/gorgeous bay views & private beach. MLS#A3993748 91311 Open Sun 1-4pm. 783 Marbury Ln, Longboat Key. $850,000 Marie Antinore, A graciously elegant lifestyle awaits you in this exquisite 2BR/2BA home. MLS#A3996940 Westchester Condo $799,000 Toni Giliberti, 941-383-6411 Consider yourself a winner in this irresistible 2BR/2BA condo. MLS#A3994490 Sleepy Lagoon $767,800 Mirta Klauber, 941-387-1817 Be bold AND beautiful in this simply terrific 3BR/2BA Contempo. Hot tub. MLS#A3992514

Longboat Key, Beachplace $699,000 3/2 Lynne Koy 941-383-6411 MLS#A3996962

Longboat Key, Country Club Shores $525,000 3/2 Roger Pettingell 941-383-6411 MLS#A3998282

Beachplace $629,000 Maggie Hicks, 941-387-1860 Gift yourself with gracious styling in this exceptional 2BR/2BA condo. MLS#A3989286 77466 Beachplace $579,000 Bruce Myer, 941-383-6411 2BR/2BA furnished home with lake and partial Gulf views! 2 Assigned parking MLS#A3996972

Manatee West Glenn $232,000 Mirta Klauber, 941-387-1817 Sense the charm of this distinctive 4BR/3BA open contempo. Fenced yard. MLS#A3983454 74453

Venice/Osprey/Nokomis The Oaks Preserve $725,000 Mirta Klauber, 941-387-1817 Surround yourself with luxury in this wheelchair-accessible 3BR/3BA condo. MLS#A3991758 79220

Open Sun 1-4pm 7322 Windemere Ln Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch $474,900 5/3 Liz Klements 941-388-3966 MLS#A3997168 45081

University Park $449,900 2/2.5 Michael/Mary Nell Moore 941-321-8592/941-266-7740 MLS#A3990928 77475

The Oaks Preserve $445,000 Mirta Klauber, 941-387-1817 Wheelchair-accessible, tile-roofed 3BR/2BA Contempo in a gated community. MLS#A3991915 The Oaks Preserve $325,000 Mirta Klauber, 941-387-1817 Golf course and exercise rooms. A charming aura comes with this condo. MLS#A3988065 78645

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by Kelsey Grau | Community Editor

Kids camps heat up the Key this summer Cedars Tennis Resort


Sarasota Yacht Club

The camp includes a mix of match play, drill work and strategy sessions.


Resort at Longboat Key Club


JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP — Kids

Campers ages 5 to 7 spend their mornings swimming, fishing and making crafts before exploring local waters by sailboat in the afternoon. Older kids, ages 8 to 16, will learn to sail on their own during morning sessions. Afternoon activities include trips to the beach, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and cooking. 


AGES: 8 to 18
 WHEN: June 9 through June 13, and June 23 through June 28; 9 to 11 a.m. for ages 8 to 12; 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. COST: Ages 8 to 12: $125 per week; ages 13 to 18: $155 per week CONTACT: Cedars Pro Shop, 383-6426

hone tennis fundamentals with Key Club pros. AGES: 8 to 17
 WHEN: June 2 through Aug. 15; full days are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; half-days are 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 3:30 p.m.
 COST: $245 to $247 for half-day sessions; $500 to $540 for full-day sessions

AGES: 5 to 16
 WHEN: Two-week sessions are June 9 through June 20, July 7 through July 18, and July 21 through Aug. 1; one-week sessions are June 23 through June 27, and Aug. 4 through Aug. 8 COST: $550 for ages 5 to 7; $600 for ages 8 to 16
for two-week sessions. One-week sessions are half-price. CONTACT: Amanda Holm, amanda.holm@sarasotayachtclub. org

Sarasota Sailing Squadron

to 5 learn about the ocean with an adult.

AQUAKIDS
— Kids explore the sea with snorkeling, a boat trip and more.

ers dive in with hands-on

OPEN HOUSE 6 MONtHS FREE when you JOIN

CAMP LOGGERHEAD
 — Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, educational excursions and more. AGES: 5 to 12
 WHEN: June 16 through June 20, July 14 through July 18, and Aug. 4 through Aug 8 COST: Morning session, $35; afternoon session, $25; full-day session, $60 CONTACT: Concierge desk, 3838821; 24-hour pre-registration and cancellation is necessary.

For more information, visit mote.org.

experiments, snorkeling and more.

Mote scientists and participate in field research.

UNDERWATER ROBOTICS — Students design and build their own underwater robot or remotely operated vehicle.

DISCOVERING THE FLORIDA KEYS & MARINE ECOLOGY OF THE FLORIDA KEYS — Travel

SO YOU WANT TO BE A MARINE BIOLOGIST? — Meet

SEA SLEUTHS — Camp-

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AGES: 6 to 12; Pee Wee Camp halfday sessions are for ages 4 to 5.
 WHEN: June 2 through Aug. 15

MOMMY AND ME — Kids 2

AGES: 5 and up
 WHEN: Two-week, half-day sessions are from June 9 through Aug. 4; one-week, full-day sessions are from June 9 through Aug. 11 COST: $350 per summer session CONTACT: For information, visit sarasotaysp. com; register at regonline.com/syssummer

25 Years...

Children play tennis, golf, soccer, baseball and more.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

The Summer Sailing Program teaches the joy of sailing, essential elements of boat handling, seamanship, water-safety skills and racing. 


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COST: $180 to $200 for half-days; $330 to $360 for full days CONTACT: Briana Harris Francois, 387-1633

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SPICE BAY - The ‘Antigua’ is a breathtaking Dutch West Indies architectural concept by Perrone Construction; features 3BR/4.5BA. Plans subject to change. $2,449,000

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PROMENADE - Contemporary turnkey furnished two-story 3BR/3.5BA penthouse with incredible sunset views over the Gulf, as well as Bay views from both balconies! $1,995,000

At The Chart House on Longboat Key Broker/Associate, CRB, CRS, GRI Previews International Property Specialist Legends Society Involved Citizen: Sarasota Opera, SPARCC, Make-a-Wish, Meals on Wheels, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Breast Cancer Awareness

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BIRD KEY - Waterfront estate with views of the Bay and Siesta Key! Unique floor plan with 4BR/4.5BA/2CG. Make your dream of owning a piece of paradise come true! $1,725,000

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BAY ISLES - Fantastic lot available in Bay Isles, at GRAND BAY - Panoramic views of the Bay, ICW, and the end of the canal with views into Sarasota Bay. golf course. Cayman floor plan - 2BR/2.5BA/den $1,145,000 $1,249,000

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LB HARBOUR H-103.... $259,000 LB HARBOUR I-108..... $225,000 Search Lynne’s website in English and 19 other languages!

L’ELEGANCE - Elegant turnkey furnished condo BIRD KEY - Exquisitely updated 3BR/3BA/2CG pool on Lido Beach with 2BR/2.5BA + den. Pet friendly! home. Private oasis with lush, tropical landscaping. $799,000 $775,000

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COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - BEACHPLACE - Partial Gulf views SEAPLACE – Direct Gulf Front 3BD/2BA/2CG canal front home from this 3BR/2.5BA turnkey 2BR/2BA condo with stunning with dock, lift, & access to Sarasota furnished condo! Corner/end unit. views and soothing sounds! Bay! $699,000 $699,000 $595,000


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SIESTA KEY

Economic realities could ram current bull market 

1 ACRE GULF FRONT ESTATE 26 Sandy Hook Road

Open Sunday 1-4 PM

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

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REID MURPHY Luxury on the Water

Custom designed 5,033 sq. ft. home on world-famous Siesta Key's Cresent quartz sand beach. This beautiful home is within walking distance to the "Village" which offers shopping, restaurants and entertainment. This Anchor Builders home was completed in 2003. Seeing is believing...

Ron Stahl REALTOR®

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1718 Main Street, Suite 207 Sarasota, FL 34236

The grand entry leads to a spacious living room with large Anderson hurricane windows with built-in entertainment center and the formal dining room is adorned with hand painted murals. The chefs dream dine-in kitchen offers granite throughout, custom cabinetry, Wolf gas range/Subzero refrigerator, and prep island.

Enjoy outdoor living in the adjacent lanai (20 x 24) with a full kitchen and custom fireplace all over-looking the sparkling gulf waters. Each of the four bedrooms has its own full bath. A few of the many outstanding features include: elevated ceilings, wine room, powder room, crown molding, plantation shutters, elevator, central vacuum, security system including live feed video, 3 zoned heating and air conditioning systems, outdoor shower, and hurricane impact windows/doors.

Call REID Today! 941.232.3304

POSITANO GULF FRONT

Enjoy the cozy fire pit, heated pool(15 x 40)/spa + pool bath all just steps to the beach. This home has a 3-door side entry 10+ car garage with ample storage for boats, canoes, jet skis and your collectables. Every attention to detail has been included in this luxurious beach front property. Must be seen to be fully appreciated. It is truly a 'one of a kind' home on Florida's west coast. MLS #A3984182

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

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

BAYFRONT POINT 4BR ESTATE $8,200,000 One private acre+ separate guest house. Boat docks.

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

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

HIDEAWAY BAY HOME $1,995,000 Fishing pier, lift & dock on Sailboat water w/ exceptional bay views.

by George Rauch | Contributing Columnist

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

The stock market continues to set records. Highly priced in terms of average values, the market gets more expensive every month. This is a bull market. So far, no technical reasons indicate the bull market will not continue, but a host of reasons give investors pause:  1. A time-honored method of evaluating fairness of stock prices is a company’s payment of dividends to stockholders, or what is known as the cash dividend yield. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is 16,500 points, and the dividend yield is 2.2%. Based on historical dividend yields of 4.2%, the market would be at 8,600 points — a clear indication the marGEORGE ket is overpriced. RAUCH  2. A full-time private sector workforce of 86 million sustains benefits for 109 million welfare recipients, who pay nothing into the system. Factor in 17 million government workers and the financial burden upon those 86 million workers becomes onerous.  3. Congressional and Senate tax committees have discussed taxing the huge pools of cash available on corporate balance sheets. That would curtail dividend increases. Cash currently available for expansion would be used for taxes. Taxing these assets creates the potential for a market sell-off.  4. We experienced 7 million foreclosures the last few years. Nine million homeowners live in houses less valuable than what they owe on them. Millions more live in homes with no equity, just covering mortgage costs. There has been no wage growth in the last several years. The average family makes just under $50,000, down from almost $54,000 annually five years ago. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan forced interest rates from 6.5% in 2000 to 1% by 2003. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, an increase of mortgage rates to average levels could spur millions of additional foreclosures and re-create the mortgage mess of a few years ago.  5. Prolific economic author Peter Schiff frequently writes about the “phony economy that is completely dependent on the ability to borrow money we cannot pay back. We must borrow just to pay interest on government debt.” He continues: “A collapse of the dollar or a huge spike in interest rates will cause our unemployment to skyrocket. Credit will dry up, and the dollar will collapse, completely wiping out all savings, and sending consumer prices into the stratosphere.” We are already witnessing the slow collapse of the dollar in international markets, along with deterioration of the dollar’s purchasing power through inflation.  6. The effects of the Dodd-Frank Act have been devastating. Average compensation at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which regulates banks, now exceeds $190,000 annually, more than the average salary of the fat-cat bankers they regulate. The cumulative number of hours spent on regulatory paperwork in 2013 was 10.4 billion hours, according to the American Action Forum. Increased costs from government regulation make our products more expensive and less competitive in world markets.

2012 CENSUS BUREAU STATISTICS

  Full-time workers.................103,087,000 Less government employees*............................16,606,000 Private-sector employees........86,481,000   Number receiving monthly benefit checks.....................151,014,000 Paid-in recipients**...............................42 million Hard welfare recipients***.......................109,014,000  

*12,597,000 state and local employees; 4,009,000 federal employees; **Social Security, veteran, unemployment, etc.; ***Food stamps, government housing, Medicaid and other means-tested programs

 7. High-frequency trading (HFT) continues to make income for Wall Street trading houses while hiding the real commission costs from the public. The public pays at least $32 billion in stock and bond commissions they are currently unaware of, as Michael Lewis depicts in his new book, “Flash Boys.” A big falling out over these schemes could negatively affect the public’s trust of markets and the banks involved.  8. We believe that Republicans and Democrats have differences, yet they continue to do the same things. Here are some interesting numbers: 

Debt ceiling increases since 1960

Republicans in power ........................... 49 Democrats in power ...............................29 Total....................................................... 78 The Republican Party is known for its attempts to cut spending. But Republicans have allowed the vehicle for bigger government and more spending — debt ceiling increases — nearly 70% more often than Democrats. Both parties love the power, perks and financial benefits of big government. They will not reduce its size. That means continuous increases in debt will follow, which will harm the market because the economy can’t absorb additional debt loads.  9. The Fed supports this market by manufacturing at least $1 trillion annually out of nowhere to make welfare payments. A reduction in this quantitative easing will direct funds away from the market. Fewer funds means less demand, which could reduce stock market values.    

Summary

 It is hard to see how the market will continue to grow. It is difficult to rationalize the market being at these levels. Logic dictates our markets are not only fully priced — but overpriced. Further additions to our stock and bond portfolios may subject prudent investors to more risk than they need to acquire.  Caveat Emptor. GEORGE RAUCH, Longboat Key, is chief executive officer of Bradenton-based General Propeller and a former Wall Street investment banker.

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T L’Ambiance I - Longboat Key Rarely available largest 3 full bedrooms + study floor plan on the NW corner. This location provides awesome sunsets and views of the luxurious Olympic-size pool. $2,595,000

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

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

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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 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

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

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

Siesta Cove - Siesta Key Waterfront 3- story coastal home located on a quiet culde-sac with 4BR/5BA has glorious water & tropical views from each level. 4,764 SF with private dock. $1,490,000

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

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

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

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

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

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Islands West - Northwest Gulf Views Completely redone model furnished 11th floor 2BR/2BA apartment has panoramic Gulf to Bay & City views. New kitchen, baths & Bamboo floors. $989,000

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

941-387-1820 Direct I 800-910-8728 Toll-Free I www.barbaraackerman.com I barbara@barbaraackerman.com All Barbara’s listings are linked Internationally in 19 languages. Owned and operated by NRT, LLC

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real estate | transactions

By Adam Hughes | Research Editor

The Beach Residences condo sells for $3,965,000 The following residential real estate transactions took place between May 12 and May 16. A condominium in The Beach Residences tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. BIG Family Holdings LLC sold the Unit 801 condominium at 1300 Benjamin Franklin Drive to Gustavo and Beatriz Arvelo, of Windermere, of $3,965,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 4,194 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $3.3 million in 2006.

rooms, two baths and 1,293 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $800,000 in 2005.

Windward Bay

Donna Parr, trustee, and Florence James sold the Unit 202 condominium at 4960 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Harvey and Patricia Hill, of Raleigh, N.C., for $280,000. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,096 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $129,000 in 1993.

Continental Sea Club

Country Club Shores

Robert Young sold his home at 610 Yardarm Lane to Steven and Wendy Pickford, of Shropshire, U.K., for $2.4 million. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, four-anda-half baths, a pool and 4,138 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $2 million in 2013. Gary Berman, trustee, Judy Rubel Atkins, Susan Rubel Zuker and Carol Rubel Berman sold the home at 590 Birdie Lane to MDGL II LLC for $950,000. Built in 1969, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,859 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $140,000 in 1977. Agop Kazanciyan, of Longboat Key, sold the home at 537 Cutter Lane to Eugene and Mary White, of Conyers, Ga., for $799,000. Built in 1964, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,514 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $725,000 in 2007.

Marcus and Patricia Imsande, of Dearborn, Mich., sold their Unit 33 condominium at 4141 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Alan and Doris Hand, of Naples, for $234,000. Built in 1954, it has one bedroom, one bath and 652 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $340,000 in 2005.

LIDO KEY

Lido Towers Courtesy photo

Unit 801 at The Beach Residences has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and 4,194 square feet of living area. It sold for $3,965,000. Noble Investment Group LLC sold the home at 661 Norton St. to L. Kevin and Julie Stanaland, of Longboat Key, for $510,000. Built in 1988, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,612 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $540,000 in 2003.

Longbeach Village

Sleepy Lagoon

Craig Weiss and David Michael, of Longboat Key, sold their home at 6381 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Bonaire LBK LLC for $1,175,000. Built in 1964, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,650 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.8 million in 2003.

The Northern Trust Co., trustee, sold the Unit 11 condominium at 7065 Gulf of Mexico Drive to George and Cheryl Archiable, of Cincinnati, for $440,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,170 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $400,000 in 2001.

Bayport Beach and Tennis Club

Donald and Barbara Dowie, of Lake Wales, sold their Unit 832 condominium at 832 Bayport Way to Michael Miller and Norma Rollins, of Putnam Valley, N.Y., for $420,000. Built in 1983, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,456 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $125,000 in 1984.

Harbour Villa Club at the Buccaneer

Robert and Sharon Woelfling, of Hershey, Pa., sold their Unit 204 condominium at 615 Dream Island Road to Eduardo and Nicole Quintana, of Miami, for $400,000. Built in 1985, it has two bed-

Christopher and Janice Amstutz, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 503 condominium at 1001 Benjamin Franklin Drive to The Robert W. Sikkel Trust for $255,000. Built in 1980, it has one bedroom, one-and-a-half baths and 813 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $216,000 in 2013.

BIRD KEY

Christine Bergmann, trustee, of Minnetrista, Minn., sold the home at 475 E. Royal Flamingo Drive to David and Jennifer Marley, of Kennett Square, Pa., for $1.15 million. Built in 1972, it has two bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 2,948 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $2.15 million in 2006. YOUROBSERVER.COM // See a map of this week’s incident locations.

LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER

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

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

541 Chipping Ln #A3998188 $799,000 Jonathan Fox

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-544-6649

558 Bayview Dr #A3996703 $789,000 Bobbi Banan

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

545 Rountree Dr #A3996752 $769,000 Michael Yawitz

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-587-8091

267 Benjamin Franklin Dr #A3993989 $3,195,000 Stephanie Church

2425 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 5 #A3995790 $735,000 Mel & Jan Goldsmith

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

1212 Ben Franklin Dr # 202 #A3990339 $696,000 Douglas Parks

Lido Key 941-388-4447 941-400-9087

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

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

690 Penfield St #A3993732 $689,999 Deborah Nelson

Longboat Key 941-951-6660 941-266-5900

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

Lido Key 941-388-4447 941-724-5448

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

775 Longboat Club Rd # 101 #A3993851 $649,500 The Collier Group

Longboat Key 941-951-6660 941-313-1212

FAMILIAR FACES. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. Showcase your property to over 6,500 affiliate branches in 52 countries. 3080 Grand Bay Blvd # 522 #A3991522 $625,000 Kathleen Callender

669 Halyard Ln #A3991643 $2,875,000 Kelly Quigley & Linda Dickinson

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

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

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

Longboat Key 941-966-8000 941-356-9954

1485 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 401 #A3996451 $569,000 Jenifer Schwell

Longboat Key 941-388-4447 941-780-0968

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

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

7125 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 12 #A3998052 $529,000 Richard Perlman

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

3440 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 6 #A3996889 $475,000 Susan Smith

Longboat Key 941-383-5502 941-302-3440

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

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

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

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

1602 Stickney Point Rd # 404 #A3989275 $370,000 Julia McClung

Sarasota 941-388-4447 941-356-6499

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

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


LONGBOAT OBSERVER

BUILDING PERMITS These are the largest building permits issued by the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Department for the week of May 16 through May 22, in order of dollar amounts. (GMD = Gulf of Mexico Drive)

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

4598 Guava Ct #A3987578 $259,000 Klaus Lang

448 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 0 Longboat Key #A3987139 $2,400-$4,200/month, 30 day min Diann Thelen 941-552-4200

61 S. Boulevard of the Presidents • St. Armands

John Ciotti

$50,000

Victor Mitchell Kenneth Schneier, trustee Norman Graham John Caruso John Bonina

$45,096 $37,095 $35,000 $27,197 $25,847

Douglas Barber Equity Villa Fund LP Michael Brandt Marta Herda Kevin Register Roger Price

$25,230 $24,800 $21,170 $20,000 $18,291 $17,017

Konrad Dubs George Kuther Candice Benjamin Prakashen Govender Judy Papernick Mary Pat Schreck William Cronin Diane Davis Carole Covino James Curtis Robert Gregory Timothy Aker Peter O’Connor

$12,637 $12,371 $9,416.77 $7,365 $5,964 $5,800 $4,430 $3,750 $3,032.16 $3,000 $2,480 $2,400 $2,130

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

Sarasota 941-383-7591 941-320-1223

3240 Gulf Of Mexico Drive # 305B Longboat Key #A3968071 $4,000/month, 30 day min Diann Thelen 941-552-4200

4330 Falmouth Dr # 208 #A3996644 $274,900 Sandi Layfield

3465 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # 105 #A3983303 $214,900 Ian Addy Pa

941.780.0968

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

Applicant Amount Buttonwood Property LLC $750,000 Lisa Gordon $152,654 Florette Ungar Shaashua $143,730 Longboat Key Holdings Ltd. $100,000 Rosner Sarasota Inc. $80,000 Bryan Barnard $75,491 John and Emily Cowan $75,000 Karen Gary $52,000

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

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4830 Gulf Of Mexico Dr # V-11 #A3987845 $269,000 Bobbi Banan

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

Permit New construction Addition Interior Interior Interior Alteration Interior Interior Lift, dock and seawall Sliding glass doors, windows, doors Re-roof Bathroom Windows Windows Windows, shutters, garage door Re-roof Kitchen Sliding glass door Kitchen Sliding glass door Sliding glass doors, windows Doors Re-roof Shutters Dock Sliding glass door Windows Shutters Shutters Sliding glass doors Windows Re-roof Garage door

m i c hSchwell aelsaunders.com Jenifer Explore now on your phone or tablet.

Players Club Penthouse on the Beach MLS# A3989515 Now $975,000

The Beaches of Longboat Key Direct Gulf Front MLS# A3996222 $719,000

Beachplace Penthouse Bay, City & Gulf Views MLS# A3988701 Now $639,000

Longboat Key 941-383-5502 941-914-2807

601 Longboat Club Rd # 201S #A3987049 $1,495,000 Hannerle Moore

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

455 Longboat Club Rd # 508 #A3996566 $1,395,000 Michael Moulton

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

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

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

1385 Harbor Dr #A3993454 $1,200,000 Diana Michel

Sarasota 941-388-4447 941-266-2677

3565 Mistletoe Ln #A3996149 $999,000 Julie Klick

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

600 Yardarm Ln #A3994184 $995,000 Annette Rogers

Longboat Key 941-383-7591 941-284-7373

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

RE N TA L

Address 3456 GMD 560 Birdie Lane 603 Longboat Club Road 2450 Harbourside Drive 1211 GMD 870 Jungle Queen Way 1085 GMD 3418 Winding Oaks Drive 512 Gunwale Lane 531 Chipping Lane 3308 Sabal Cove Lane 540 Putter Lane 435 L’Ambiance Drive 435 L’Ambiance Drive 3580 Fair Oaks Lane 537 Schooner Lane 698-706 Spanish Drive S. 5055 GMD 741 Emerald Harbor Drive 775 Longboat Club Road 4835 GMD 573 Ketch Lane 642-650 Spanish Drive S. 1000 Longboat Club Road 520 Harbor Point Road 2045 GMD 789 Spanish Drive N. 575 Schooner Lane 1935 GMD 380 GMD 4525 GMD 741 Old Compass Road 3261 Bayou Way

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

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1104 Benjamin Franklin Dr # 619 #A3977457 Diann Thelen

Sarasota $2,200 941-552-4200

VA C AT I O N R E N TA L S The Ritz-Carlton Beach Residences # 903 #A3984622 $3,385,000 Joan Dickinson & Beth Afflebach

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

Lido Key 941-364-8884 941-914-0496

White Sands of Longboat whitesandsoflongboat.com 800.230.2428

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Veranda Beach Club verandabeachclub.com 800.411.5511


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THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014

OBSERVER WEATHER

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TEMPERATURES

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95 (2012)

55 (1971)

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90

73

94 (2012)

58 (1931)

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90

70

94 (1995)

55 (1979)

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Items Under $200 For Sale

Condos For Sale

END TABLE: $100. Sofa table, $100. Contemporary, glass tops with bronze metal bases. Call 407-310-4446.

BY OWNER: LONGBOAT KEY CLUB: INN ON THE BEACH. Private club suite, turnkey, tennis, Golf course view, 650/ sq.ft. $349,000. 708-267-6704.

TV 32”: Vizio, flat screen. Excellent condition, $149. 941-962-48884.

Items Under $200 For Sale END TABLE: $100. SofaWanted table, $100. ContempoAutos

rary, glass tops with bronze metal bases. GOTTA CAR you wanna sell? The good, the bad, Call 407-310-4446. or the ugly. Call now! 727-400-1910. TV 32”: Vizio, flat screen. Excellent condition, WE CARS. TOP $$ PAID FOR YOUR $149.BUY 941-962-48884. VEHICLES. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.

Wanted Boat Autos Slips For Rent/Sale

GOTTA CAR you wanna sell? The good, the bad, BOATHOUSE, covered dry slip, only 10 or the ugly. CallLBK: now!29/ft. 727-400-1910. minutes to Gulf, $250/mo. 941-724-9486. WE BUY CARS. TOP $$ PAID FOR YOUR VEHICLES. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421. Boats Boats Are Selling Very Well. Over 42 sold this Boat Slips For Rent/Sale year. “Big or Small, We Sell Them All”, Thursday, May 29, BOATHOUSE, LBK: 29/ft. covered dry slip, only 10 www.Islandboatsales.net minutes to Gulf, $250/mo. 941-724-9486. We Also Buy Boats. 941-228-3489.

GATED BEACHFRONT Community on Longboat Condos For Sale Key. 2BR/2BA, updated kitchen, appliances, BY OWNER: LONGBOAT KEY$299,900. CLUB: INN ON granite in master, heated pools. Brooke THE BEACH. Private 941-726-2677 club suite, turnkey, O’Malley, CLUB REALTY. tennis, Golf course view, 650/ sq.ft. $349,000. 708-267-6704. Vacation/Seasonal Rentals

Reservations: 941-383-5549 Fax: 941-383-7925 www.casadelmar.net

WANTED 2014 LUXURY ANNUAL RENTALS Contact - Sarasota Luxury Rentals 941-225-1356

Personals This week’s Sudoku answers

HOUSE CLASSIFIEDS *ADOPTION*: California Music VP. Close-knit Family, Beaches,LP Unconditional LOVE awaits # 139521 1st miracle baby. Expenses paid. Joanna* 1-800-552-0045. FLBar 42311.

Storage

HOUSE CLASSIFIEDS STORAGE FACILITY Boat/ RV/ Trailer. Secure facility, low monthly rentals, Clark Rd area. LP # 139521 941-809-3660, 941-809-3662.

Help Wanted RECEPTIONIST NEEDED. Receptionist needed for Real Estate Office in LongBoat Key. Computer knowledge a plus. Fax resume to 813.658.1339 or email: eileeneletto@c21be.com

Condos/Apts. For Rent LBK: TIFFANY Plaza Beachfront Condos, 1st floor, 2BR/2BA, W/D in units, walk out to beach.

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Condos For Sale RUN YOUR LISTINGS ONLINE THE NEW CLASSIFIEDS BYINOWNER: LONGBOAT KEYMARKETPLACE! CLUB: INN ON THE 20 BEACH. Private club suite, turnkey, % OFF INTRODUCTORY OFFER: tennis, Golfmore course view, 650/ sq.ft. Reach buyers. Maximize your $349,000. sales. 708-267-6704. Enhance your listing with images, web links, 141380

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Vacation/Seasonal Vacation/Seasonal Rentals Rentals LIDO BEACH Vacation paradise. 1 & 2 bedroom LONGBOAT KEY. Gulf front, heated pool condos overlooking beautiful Lido Beach. on beach, 1BR/1BA condo, full kitchen, Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental condo. dining, sleeps/4, king pillowtop. 617-328-7145, 1-800-734-3370. 857-939-1049. A BEACHPLACE LBK Condo. Beachfront, Real Estate Wanted LIDO BEACH Vacation paradise.internet 1 & 2 bedroom 2BR/2BA. Elegantly furnished, access, condospool, overlooking Lido Beach. heated covered beautiful parking, exercise room. Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental condo. Available Aug., Sept., Oct., Dec., 2014. NonWANTED 1-800-734-3370. smoking/ pets. By owner. 941-383-1884.

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“Your Home by the Sea”

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“I would say that within the smaller jurisdiction of the profession of music that there won’t be anybody of quality that hasn’t heard of Sarasota Music Festival in its 50 years,” Paul Wolfe says.

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY As the Sarasota Music Festival turns 50, its founder, Paul Wolfe, is proud to see his students become masters.

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY As the Sarasota Music Festival turns 50, its founder, Paul Wolfe, is proud to see his students become masters.

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ack in the ’70s, Paul Wolfe drove a station wagon. It could fit a handful of students and a double bass in the back hatch. Back then, Sarasota Music Festival had more than 100 students who stayed in different hotels along Tamiami Trail. For three weeks every June, he’d pick each of them up in the morning and take them to their classes. “I made a lot of trips,” he says with a chuckle. In 1965, Sarasota Music Festival’s first year, there weren’t any students; it consisted of seasoned musicians performing in the summer. Now, the festival is completely student-oriented. Sarasota Music Festival is known as a teaching festival. The most prestigious pre-professional music students in the country audition to participate. They then come to Sarasota for three weeks to study under and perform alongside well-established and wellknown faculty. Each week, they perform community concerts. This year, the festival celebrates its 50th anniversary June 2 through June 21. Wolfe, 88, who founded the festival and directed it until 2006, has been involved with the Sarasota

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For the 35 years Paul Wolfe directed the Sarasota Orchestra, he took a vacation from playing bridge. But, since retirement in 1996, the 88-year-old is back to playing once a week. He also conducts an orchestra of mandolins, and still plays string quartets (he plays violin, harpsichord, viola and piano). Since retirement, he hasn’t missed one of the orchestra’s Masterworks concerts. He even lives across from Holley Hall on the other side of U.S. 41. Courtesy photos

Music Festival longer than many couples have been married. And, like a couple that has been together for 50 years, he has plenty of memories. Prior to 1965, summers in Sarasota were devoid of classical music — or any arts programming, for that matter. Wolfe, then director of the Florida West Coast Symphony (later known as the Sarasota Orchestra), had an idea. The orchestra hosted several successful chamber concerts at The Ringling’s Historic Asolo Theater throughout the season — so many that he even had soundboards constructed specifically for these concerts. So, he thought why not extend the concerts into the summer? But The Ringling wasn’t interested in having summer concerts. Wolfe then took the idea to New College of Florida. New College was happy to host, but couldn’t help fund the concerts. That’s when Lota Mundy, a violinist in his orchestra and patron of the arts, said she’d pay for the festival. The first year, there was one week of five concerts by a group of people high up in the chambermusic world. They were renowned musicians, such as oboist Robert Bloom, who played in the NBC Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini and the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski; vio-

list Walter Trampler of the Straub Quartet and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; and cellist Bernard Greenhouse of Beaux Arts Trio. By the second year, students began requesting master classes with the prestigious faculty. By the third year, the organizers extended the festival to three weeks, included 40 students who played community concerts and hosted faculty concerts. In those days, Wolfe did everything — beyond touting students, he swept the floors and set up music stands. His better half, Doris, hosted the parties the organization held after every Saturday evening concert. “I had to do all the work you usually pay for when we had a festival in the beginning years,” Wolfe says, “I couldn’t have done it without my wife, Doris Wolfe.” Wolfe continued directing the festival even after his retirement from directing the orchestra in 1996. He directed the festival for 10 more years and eventually handed the baton to pianist Robert Levin. Levin had been directly involved with the festival for 29 years as a faculty member. Wolfe as director emeritus works closely with Levin in the planning process. But it hasn’t all been grueling hard work; Wolfe has silly memories, too. Once, in the late ’60s,

Violinist and Sarasota Music Festival almuna Elena Urioste is the soloist June 14, in “Majestic” at Sarasota Opera House.

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when the festival was still held at New College, they had a concert in the dining room. In the middle of the concert, a mouse started running up and down the stage. “We had quite a time getting the mouse off stage!” Wolfe says with a laugh. Another great memory happened more recently. In 2012, when Tropical Storm Debby hit Sarasota — she took out Sarasota Opera House’s power, too. But the soloists and musicians continued playing as if the lights were on. It was an incredible experience for the audience, because it’s unusual for orchestral musicians to play from memory. “That was something absolutely phenomenal,” Wolfe says. Another quality of the Sarasota Music Festival that never ceases to amaze Wolfe is the students’ caliber of talent. They get better each year. “You don’t think it’s possible, but it happens,” he says. Many of the students play on

When: Runs from June 2 through June 21. Artist Showcases June 5, 12 and 19 ($20 to $25); Friday Festivals June 6, 13 and 20 ($25 to $40); Saturday Symphonies June 7, 14 and 21 ($29 to $55); Student Recitals June 8, 15 and 20 ($5).

the same level as much of the faculty. The difference is that the faculty has experience playing in an ensemble, or what Wolfe calls “a perfect democracy” — an important lesson for students in music, and in life. “In the space of one measure you can be a soloist, an accompanist or harmony player, and I think this discipline is reflected in other subjects,” he says. “I think the one who’s most successful knows which roles to play.” Wolfe receives great satisfaction by seeing how the students who have studied with the Sarasota Music Festival go on and achieve important positions as professional musicians. Some who started as students have even returned as faculty. Robert Vernon started as a student at the festival. He attended Juilliard and came to play in the festival for a few days to supplement the string section (he was that good). Wolfe is like a proud father, who

Where: Artist Showcases and Student Recitals take place at Holley Hall, 709 N. Tamiami Trail. Friday Festivals and Saturday Symphonies will be held at Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave. Info: Call 953-3434 or visit sarasotaorchestra.org. is content watching his progeny flourish. And, like many fathers, he harbors a wish for his child — to give him a grandchild. “We haven’t had any children of the students (who became faculty) yet, but hopefully that will happen soon,” Wolfe says.

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Food reviewers love to share their meals Jack and Beth Littman-Quinn started reviewing food because they wanted to have a hobby together. Seven years later, they still enjoy sharing the experience.

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ack and Beth LittmanQuinn usually don’t review new restaurants. A week and a half after Villa Toscana Ristorante Italiano opened, they made an exception. The new Burns Court restaurant hasn’t advertised its opening. It doesn’t yet have a website or a phone number. However, it’s not a new building for restaurants. If you’ve spent time in Sarasota, you’d recognize it as the restaurant with the tented open-air patio, a restaurant that has passed hands (usually Italian) five or six times in the past five years. When the Littman-Quinns first moved down the block from the building seven years ago, it housed the restaurant Uva Rara — a place they gave two thumbs-up. The Sarasota-based food reviewers have been doing this for nearly a decade for their website, SRQreviews.com. The LittmanQuinns don’t do it for revenue — it’s solely a service they provide the community and a hobby they enjoy doing together.

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// FOOD&COOKING They don’t tell restaurants who they are or what they are doing, and they never accept freebies. They’re strict about ethics because they want to be a reputable source for reviews. On this night, their initial visit to Villa Toscana, they order a bottle of wine and look over the menu to negotiate the two starters they’ll select. They skip the bruschetta because they aren’t extremely hungry and instead go straight to a salad and starter. Beth picks a cold chickpea, lentil, beet and arugula salad; and Jack goes for the vegetable-medley starter. As they wait for the food to come out, they discuss their process. The Littman-Quinns use a scale of 1 to 10 to rate restaurants on food, presentation, décor, service and value. As a rule they have to eat at establishments two or three times before they review it. That way, it leaves room for an off-night experience, and they cover a wide range of the menu. “You never know what’s going to happen just one time,” Beth says. To keep up with it all, and also partly for pure enjoyment, the couple dines out five to seven times a week — sometimes twice a day. They like to cook on Sundays. Neither Jack nor Beth has a background in food. The couple met in graduate school at Boston College. A mutual friend introduced them the night of Beth’s 23rd birthday party in 1976 — they were both vegetarians then. They are carnivores now. Professionally, Jack worked as

a serial entrepreneur, starting five companies, and Beth was a mom. After their two sons and daughter entered the professional workforce, the couple moved to Sarasota and looked for something to do together. The foodies love to dine out, but realized there wasn’t useful information online when they started to research. With their frequent dining habits, the Littman-Quinns thought they could do a review website. Plus, it was a great way to connect to their new community and meet people. The conversation pauses as the server comes to take their dinner order. If there’s a shrimp dish on the menu, that’s what Beth usually orders. But this time, she orders red snapper. Jack goes for whatever sounds good at the time — in this case, it’s linguine in white wine sauce. As the server trails off to the kitchen, Beth apologizes profusely and pulls out her cell phone. She explains that normally she wouldn’t be rude, but her Bruins are playing for the Stanley Cup. The LittmanQuinns love the Bruins. As the starters arrive, the couple begins the ritual they’ve developed over the past seven years reviewing Sarasota’s food scene. Beth grabs her phone and two portable LED lights to light the food for photos — she has one in each hand. Jack grabs the camera. After they take a photo to accompany their review, they each use their phones to post photos to social media (they use Twitter, Facebook and FourSquare). It’s a quick process that only takes a

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couple of minutes. During the meal, Beth takes all the notes about their meal on her phone. Once they finish snapping photos, they stow the equipment until the next course. They’ve gotten this process down to a science, which helps because they love bringing friends with them to enjoy the experience. They recently had a great night at Matto Matto Italian Café and Wine Bar. It was stormy, and a chilly 55 degrees. A couple of their friends came in to visit from New York for the weekend, so they decided to head to somewhere close. Usually they like the patio of the café, but the

weather prohibited it. It turns out the weather also scared Sarasotans from going out that evening because their party was the only one there. The servers were glad to have patrons with which to interact. They had a long meal and ordered lots of wine and food. Their party shared a great memory. That’s what it’s all about for the Littman-Quinns — a sense of community and togetherness. When put on the spot, they talk about their favorite places (you can read all of their suggestions at SRQreviews.com). They

rattle off places such as Made, Roast, Selva and State Street. But then they go on, mentioning another handful of places they love: Maison Blanche, MoZaic, Beach Bistro, Louies Modern, The Table. They love Ophelia’s on the Bay because it reminds them of Cape Cod. The server brings out their entrees. And, just like before, out come the LED lights, cameras and cell phones. Then, back in their bags they go. They pause and look at each other. “You ready?” Jack says. Beth nods, and they dive in.

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KEEP YOUR GARDEN IN SEASON As summer approaches, the desire to be outside enjoying the clear skies and warm weather is hard to resist, and it also provides the ideal time to spruce up your yard and garden. We talked to gardening experts at Mariposa Nursery and Your Farm and Garden Supply to find out which plants and flowers are the best for adding some warmth and brightness to your yard during the summer months.

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The first rule in planting: you have to have the right plant for the right shade. When choosing plants and flowers to add to your yard or garden, it’s not just about picking those with blooms that reflect summertime — it’s about finding the plants that are colorful, thrive with constant sun exposure and can take the heat.

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 Sometimes referred to as “beeblossoms,” gaura is a colorful flowering plant that thrives even in the warmest, sunniest of summers and also attracts butterflies.

 Seen here in purple, salvia blooms from early to late summer and is both heat and drought tolerant. Daisies require full sun exposure, and are a cheerful selection for adding a summer look to your yard.  There are a variety of ways to add plants and flowers to your yard during the summer. Hanging planters, wall planters and pots (in all shapes and sizes) are unique in the fact that they can be placed anywhere and also contain a well-designed mix of flowers, providing a nice mix of color, texture and shape.

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When doing your own planting, fertilizer is key — but the care continues after planting. Proper feeding, typically every three months, and consistent watering (varying by plants) is required to keep your garden thriving. Although the basics should help with maintaining your blooms, certain species have some varying requirements, such as bougainvillea and dipladenia, where draining is key to their survival. You can find out more about caring for your specific plants at local garden centers such as Mariposa Nursery and Your Farm and Garden Supply.  From top: Angelonia can take the heat, blooms all summer long and comes in a variety of bright colors. Gaillardia, or “blanket flowers;” The brightly colored dipladenia thrive in the summer, requiring bright sunlight for growth. Hibiscuses are native to warm temperatures and tropical regions. The annual succulent, purslane, blooms vibrantly colored flowers during the summer.

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Brigid Saah, Jessica Stewart and Kelly Romanoff

Tom and Debbie Shapiro COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Updated 3 bedroom/3 bath home on sailboat water. Open floor plan. Updated kitchen w/new appliances. Heated pool - Dock w/lift - New A/C in 2010. Updated bathrooms w/granite vanity tops and glass shower doors. Restored Terrazzo floor. Access to the beautiful beaches of Longboat Key just a short walk away. www.580bowsprit.com $849,000

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Alli Werner, Corey Talbot, Beth Manley and Jessica Hays

( 941 ) 388-2331 pahanly@gmail.com HanlyHomes.com

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