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Siesta Chamber celebrates 60. PAGE 17 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019
High stakes for Selby Plan’s 75-foot-tall garage remains at discussion’s center. SEE PAGE 3
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Pink ducks float with hope City Hall is taking on Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the help of pink rubber duckies. The ducks will float in the City Hall fountain throughout October in memory of loved ones who died from or who have breast cancer. Kathy King, City Manager Tom Barwin’s executive assistant, started the fundraiser in honor of her sister, Sue, who died in 2007. Those interested in donating to add their own duck to the “pond” should reach out to King via email at Kathryn. King@sarasotafl.gov or by visiting the city manager’s office in City Hall, 1565 First St., Room 101. Donations are on a “give what you can” basis.
Forget the heat and humidity: Autumn and its trappings are here. PAGE 22
Preston Turner, Shawna Trost, Angelique Turner, David Turner and Julian Turner came out to Fruitville Grove to get in the flow of the season.
Circle your vote for landmark If you love St. Armands Circle and think it’s the greatest place in Florida, then be sure to let the American Planning Association know. In the 2019 Great Places in Florida People’s Choice, the shopping district is up against downtown Boca Raton, downtown Winter Haven, Lake Concord Park in Casselberry, South Palm Park in Lake Worth Beach and Riverwalk, in the town of Jupiter. The competition runs through 5 p.m. Oct. 18. To vote, go to SurveyMonkey.com/r/2019gpifvote.
Neighbors stand together David Conway
Robert Grant and Nathan Wilson are two of several Arlington Park residents who have organized in opposition to proposed zoning changes in and around the neighborhood.
Arlington Park residents want a plan before city OKs new development nearby. SEE PAGE 6
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“Everybody has a laser focus on the parking and the restaurant, but there’s so much to this plan and so much the public
Runners hit downtown Oct. 19-20
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Downtown and bayfront drivers, walkers and casual joggers might have their morning routines changed Oct. 19-20 by more than 3,000 participants in the 14th annual Sarasota Half Marathon, Relay, 10K and 5K. The new 5K race starts at 7 a.m. Oct. 19 from Five Points Park and winds through portions of Main Street, Ringling Boulevard, Washington Boulevard and other neighborhoods. On Oct. 20, the half-marathon and 10K begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and generally runs out to St. Armands Circle and through bayfront neighborhoods north of downtown before circling back to the Van Wezel.
Selby President and CEO Jennifer Rominiecki. READ MORE ON PAGE 3
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Vote by which city commissioners rejected Sip-N-Cycle Cruises bid to operate pedal pubs in Sarasota. PAGE 5
Proposed redistricting maps now under consideration by the Sarasota County Commission. PAGE 9
Jacqueline Putrino’s score on the 163-yard 16th hole at Sara Bay Country Club on Oct. 7 while competing for Riverview High. PAGE 16
CALENDAR n Regular Sarasota County School Board meeting — 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, Board Chambers, 1980 Landings Blvd. n Regular Sarasota City Commission meeting — 1:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, City Commission Chambers, City Hall, 1565 First St.
The majority of the sick birds have come from a segment of Siesta Key’s beach.
Cause unknown for an influx of ill seabirds
ave Our Seabirds has reported an influx in the number of birds that it has treated, specifically laughing gulls. In the past week, Save Our Seabirds hospital technician Julie Less said the organization has received around 25 seagulls in need of care. “Oftentimes, the birds are sprawled out on the beach with their heads down, and they’re very weak,” volunteer
Dave Thomas said. “They almost look dead.” Upon arriving at Save Our Seabirds, the birds need fluid therapy and a warm, quiet place. Of the birds the organization has received, around half have died in the first 24 hours. However, technicians are unsure of what is causing the illness. Although Save Our Seabirds has received some
gulls from Lido Beach, the majority have been found on Siesta Key Beach between beach access 12 and 13 and a 300-yard stretch from Peppertree Drive south. If beachgoers see a bird sprawled out on its stomach, they are asked to call Save Our Seabirds at 388-3010. If possible, Thomas said it is best to stay with the bird until a rescuer arrives.
Mote hires administrator for red tide initiative Kevin Claridge has been hired as Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium’s associate vice president for sponsored research and coastal policy programs. In his new role, Claridge will be Mote’s administrator for the Florida Red Tide Mitigation and Technology Development Initiative. Claridge most recently served as director of the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
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The parking garage has been one of the most divisive elements of Selby’s plans.
In an effort to assure the public the master plan proposal will not negatively affect the community, Selby Gardens has offered up two dozen proffer statements — voluntary conditions that would be attached to the approval of Selby’s proposal. Some of those proffers include: n A prohibition on the creation of any new event space for activities generating outdoor amplified sound; n A prohibition on the combustion of fireworks on the Selby property; n A requirement to install park amenities on a 0.08acre, city-owned bayfront property adjacent to Selby; n Regulations on the installation and maintenance of green “living walls” on the exterior of the parking garage; and n A limit permitting the rooftop restaurant to be fully rented out no more than five times a year.
QUESTION After years of debate over Selby Gardens’ master plan, a proposed parking garage remains a central point of contention. DAVID CONWAY DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR
After a public hearing that stretched more than 20 hours over three hearings, the city’s Planning Board struggled to produce a decisive recommendation regarding Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ proposed master plan. The board was divided and ultimately voted 3-2 to recommend approval of a proposed site plan for Selby’s bayfront property and accompanying changes to the city’s zoning code and comprehensive plan. Given the scope of Selby’s master plan, the public review process has covered many aspects of the proposal. But as the Planning Board began its final deliberations, one building garnered more attention than any other plan element: the parking garage and rooftop restaurant. The structure Selby officials call the “sky garden” has been a focal point since the master plan became public in 2017. Selby has said its 270-space parking lot is insufficient, and it believes a
vertical structure will allow the gardens to attract more visitors while concentrating parking on a smaller portion of the property. Opponents have used the parking garage as a central exhibit in their argument the master plan is incompatible with neighborhoods nearby. The garage could be up to 75 feet tall, more than twice as tall as the maximum height allowed on the property today. When the City Commission meets Oct. 28 to consider Selby’s proposal, a supermajority of four commissioners will need to support the application for it to pass. During the forthcoming public hearings, those lobbying against the project will continue to assail the scale of the garage — and those supporting it will argue the structure is right-sized for the Selby campus. TALE OF THE TAPE
Selby officials said many factors shaped the plans for a 486-space parking garage with a footprint around 44,000 square feet. The botanical garden projected future attendance over the next decade based on numbers dating to 2015. It looked at the parking included at other botanical gardens across the country and referenced existing city parking regulations and transportation engineering manuals. The most important guiding point, however, was the parking
The Selby Gardens master plan proposal, depicted in the rendering above, concentrates parking in the northeast corner of the site to open up more land for the botanical gardens’ operations.
capacity at other local destinations. Selby determined that The Ringling, which drew more than 400,000 visitors annually, had more than 600 parking spaces. Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, which drew around 350,000 visitors annually, had more than 500 spaces. Because Selby projected its attendance to increase to between 310,000 and 340,000 annual visitors by 2030, it felt the 486-space configuration was appropriate. In his presentation to the Planning Board, consultant Chris Cianfaglione said the garage included just 18 spaces more than the city’s current minimum requirements for botanical gardens. Cianfaglione argued the height of the garage was appropriate given the presence of 18-story buildings across the street along U.S. 41, and he said 486 spaces was a reasonable figure based on each metric Selby considered. “That’s what we did to evaluate parking,” he said. “It wasn’t a thumb in the air. It was with some thought and diligence.” Project opponents remain skeptical. Bill Moore, an attorney for the Bay Point Park Neighborhood Association, questioned the methodology behind Selby’s calculations and projections. He noted that one Selby projection used a rate of growth of 4.6%, which is the average annual growth in attendance since 2015. But year-over-year growth declined over that same period, and Moore challenged the steady projection of growth based on a four-year sample size. “I think there has to be some data,” Moore said. “The analysis can’t be, ‘We sort of feel like we need 486 spaces,’ without some kind of support for that.” A majority of the Planning Board harbored some concerns about the parking garage. Board Member Patrick Gannon agreed the data supporting the size wasn’t sufficient. Board Member Kathy Kelley Ohlrich called the building out of scale. And Chairwoman Eileen Normile, who voted to recommend approval of the site plan, objected to the plans for a stand-alone restaurant on the
Selby officials are confident they need a 486-space parking garage today, but will they two decades from now? During the Oct. 2 Planning Board meeting, Board Member Patrick Gannon asked whether Selby had considered partnering with the city on alternative transportation strategies that would reduce the need for as much on-site parking. “The parking needs are based on current ratios, when we know the future is changing in terms of transportation,” Gannon said. City Planning Director Steve Cover said the city is considering changes to its parking regulations, but staff isn’t using that to analyze Selby’s proposal. “Until it’s adopted by the City Commission, we have to use the rules and regulations in place now,” Cover said. Selby President and CEO Jennifer Rominiecki said Selby wanted to incorporate sufficient parking on-site because the organization receives complaints when visitors have to be shuttled in and out. Rominecki added that if the city (or society more generally) becomes less reliant on vehicular transit, the garage is being designed so Selby could reconfigure it for other uses. “It is being planned with the idea if down the road there’s a driverless future, the building can absolutely be repurposed,” Rominiecki said.
roof of the garage. The other two Planning Board members thought the garage was a good idea, and they questioned the notion there wasn’t sufficient justification for its inclusion. “I don’t know if they could even possibly create more data analysis for this proposal,” Damien Blumeti said. “We’ve never seen anything like this in the three years I’ve been on the board.” With the project set to go before the City Commission this month, Selby Gardens President and CEO Jennifer Rominiecki said the organization would use the input shared at the Planning Board meeting to make adjustments to the master plan where possible. Although Rominecki said Selby would consider operational changes to the restaurant, she continued to defend the size of the garage. She said Selby has to use off-site parking more than 60 days a year currently, and the organization said the limitations of the existing parking lot will only become more pronounced. Rominiecki also bemoaned the amount of attention devoted to the parking garage. She said Selby’s master plan is designed to improve the operations of the botanical garden, including the plant research work done on-site. She noted it would enhance public access to the Selby campus. “Everybody has a laser focus on the parking and the restaurant, but there’s so much to this plan and so much the public will gain from executing it,” Rominiecki said. Still, if the two years of public debate over the master plan are any indication, the parking garage is poised to remain a critical topic of consideration as officials prepare to render a final verdict on Selby’s proposal.
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Although the city’s plan to renourish Lido Key’s shoreline with sand dredged from Big Pass has withstood a series of legal challenges, the Siesta Key Association is continuing to mount an argument against the project. On Friday, Oct. 4, the Siesta Key Association filed an appeal contesting a ruling that rejected the resident group’s lawsuit regarding the dredging effort. In September, 12th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Andrea McHugh said the city followed proper procedures. The filing in the state’s Second District Court of Appeal also appeals orders from October 2018 and January 2019 in which McHugh dismissed challenges from the Siesta Key Association. At an Oct. 3 Siesta Key Association meeting, board member Bob Luckner took issue with McHugh’s determination the city had taken the necessary steps to move forward with the project. The Siesta Key Association argued the city needed to produce an official determination stating the project was consistent with its own comprehensive plan. The group is focusing its attention on raising funds to sustain another legal challenge. Luckner said it was uncertain whether the appeal would be successful, but the group is committed to keep fighting a project it fears could hurt Siesta Key’s shoreline. “We just weren’t successful
at the local level,” Luckner said. “Whether we can get, as a matter of law, three judges and the middle of state to agree with us, I don’t know, but it hasn’t been for lack of trying.” As the city moves toward beginning the dredging as soon as early 2020, officials are seeking permission from the county to use Ted Sperling Park at South Lido Key as a staging area. On Tuesday, City Commissioner Shelli Freeland Eddie appeared at a County Commission meeting to formally share the city’s request to use the county-owned park site during construction. She read a Sept. 27 letter from City Manager Tom Barwin into the record. The letter said the use of the land at Ted Sperling Park could save the city and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Army Corps is in the process of preparing a new bid proposal after the group’s first attempt failed to secure a satisfactory price for a contractor. Tuesday’s meeting drew residents on Lido Key and Siesta Key who spoke for and against, respectively, the use of the park as a staging area. Luckner reiterated the argument that the city had failed to properly authorize the dredging project. Lido residents pointed out a judge had ruled to the contrary and noted the park had been used as a staging area for dredging work in the past. “I’m also concerned to hear the never-ending procedural arguments from Siesta Key,” Lido resident David Rayner said. “If you were to follow their advice today, I’m sure we would not have any sand left on Lido the next year.” The County Commission directed staff to produce a report with more information on the city’s request, including the costs and benefits of using Ted Sperling Park during the dredging work.
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OTHER ACTION n The City Commission approved a three-year contract with Teamsters Local 173, the collective bargaining representative for many city employees. The contract authorizes a 3% general wage increase in the first year and a 2.5% raise in year two. n The commission voted unanimously to move toward hiring Deputy City Auditor and Clerk Shayla Griggs to permanently fill the position. The commission directed staff to prepare a contract for consideration at a future meeting. n The board finalized its approval of changes to regulations in the North Trail Overlay District. Photo courtesy Sip-N-Cycle Cruises
Although Brittany Orlando argued the pedal tours wouldn’t be a problem for the city, officials said the potential issues associated with the vehicles outweighed the benefits.
Pedal tours a no-go, city says Commissioners raised safety concerns before deciding against allowing cycle tours to operate on downtown streets.
DAVID CONWAY DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR
“Pedal pubs” might be a common sight in some commercial districts across the country, but don’t expect to spot one rolling down Main Street anytime soon. On Monday, the City Commission voted 3-2 to reject a proposal seeking to allow commercial megacycles to operate downtown. The businesses — which feature groups of people pedaling to power a vehicle steered by a professional driver — are allowed in Sarasota
County, but commissioners and representatives for the Sarasota Police Department expressed concern about potential issues associated with the concept. Those concerns were largely tied to the ability to consume alcohol aboard the vehicles and the logistics of letting people off and on at various stops along the tour routes. Prior to the vote, Brittany Orlando, the owner of Sip-N-Cycle Cruises who proposed permitting the cycle tours, asked the commission if it would consider letting her operate for
six months on a trial basis with no on-board alcohol consumption. Still, the majority of the board was uninterested in exploring the concept further. “Your model and our responsibility don’t mix, from what I’ve seen,” Commissioner Shelli Freeland Eddie said. Orlando first appeared before the commission in June. She explained her business to the board and stated paid employees monitor customers aboard the 15-seat vehicles. Riders are allowed to bring their own alcoholic beverages and consume them while pedaling. Orlando said her company already operates pedal tours in Siesta Key. On Monday, members of the police department presented a list of concerns they had regard-
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ing the proposal. The items on the list included fears a rider could fall off, potential confusion about open container laws, questions about how the vehicles would affect traffic and worries about the resources necessary to monitor the business for any issues. “You’re mixing alcohol with a vehicle and people riding in a heavily traversed area,” Police Chief Bernadette DiPino said. “It’s a recipe for disaster.” Commissioner Hagen Brody questioned the police department about its concerns. Brody said similar businesses operate in other cities, and he was hopeful the city could craft regulations that would allow the pedal tours to operate while addressing some of the safety and logistical fears. Although alcohol consumption is allowed, and many of the potential stops the company initially identified are bars, Orlando said the business doesn’t necessarily revolve around drinking. She said her company planned to do a variety of tours, including some focused on such things as arts-related landmarks in the city. She said pedal tours are a popular group and corporate activity. “It’s not just strictly, ‘Hey, we’re going on to drink,’” Orlando said. The majority of the commission voted to reject the proposal. Brody and Mayor Liz Alpert cast dissenting votes. Although Alpert was interested in giving the proposal additional consideration, she also thought the business would be the source of some controversy if the city did allow it to operate. “Truthfully, you would be dealing constantly with people complaining about you downtown,” Alpert said to Orlando.
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Cover said the city is working on long-term planning initiatives but that staff was required to process requested changes as they are submitted. The Arlington Commons proposal was a privately initiated request that is now going through the city’s review process, and the commission itself initiated the Midtown Plaza zoning change. In September, Brody suggested the city couldn’t go through a lengthy engagement process every time officials considered zoning changes. Bowie hoped the neighborhood’s proposal could be handled expediently. “Ours wouldn’t be that difficult if you just did a nice, basic, standard plan,” Bowie said. “We’re not talking about some consultant being necessary.” And although the proposal emanated from Arlington Park, Bowie hoped the concept could be used to craft neighborhood-specific plans throughout the city. “We’re not asking for this planning process for Arlington Park only,” Bowie said. “We’re asking for it for everybody.”
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planning staff members said they would not focus on making any changes to the regulations in single-family neighborhoods. Cover said he would need to see an indication the entire community was interested in undertaking a planning initiative in Arlington Park, and he added his department already has a long to-do list. “We have so many initiatives in the pipelines right now with all these ordinances and projects,” Cover said. “I’m not certain when we could start on it.” Arlington Park’s opposition to the proposed zoning changes in and around the neighborhood has drawn criticism from some city officials. City Commissioner Hagen Brody took issue with the notion that higher density was inherently a bad thing and stated that it is helpful for the production of more affordable housing. The Arlington Commons project would include 35 attainable units, and the City Commission directed staff to include a requirement for attainable housing if the zoning on the Midtown Plaza property is changed.
Arlington Park residents appeared at a September City Commission meeting to show their opposition to proposed changes to zoning regulations in the area.
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Every summer and fall, our government bodies produce enormous budget books with every last detail of how they’re spending your money. But it’s an exercise in confusion.
o you really know where your tax dollars are going in the next fiscal year? Of course not. Too late now. All of the budgets and tax rates for next year are set in stone. And even though all our government entities are transparent with gobs of budget and financial information during the budget process, unless you’re a numbers nerd who thrives on this stuff, good luck if you really want to know where your money is going. Sure, you may look at your TRIM notice — truth in millage (hah!) — in the summer. And you probably have a good idea how much you pay in property taxes each year. What’s more, from June through Sept. 30, you might read a story now and then in the Observer or elsewhere about the
millage rates local governments are proposing for the next fiscal year or the percent increases government employees are going to receive in raises. But our guess is you probably can count on two hands the number of taxpayers who actually dig — and we mean you have to dig — through all the local government bodies’ annual budgets to decipher how your elected officials and government administrators are managing your tax dollars. Thank goodness for the few who actually serve as taxpayer watchdogs. And to be sure, we in the media should be doing that job too. That’s part of our responsibility. And although we do report each summer and fall on the tax rates and budget totals our local government bodies adopt, we’ll admit we could be better watchdogs. Not to make excuses, but
here’s the thing: The way each government entity presents its financial information is different. And virtually none of the government bodies presents it in a way to be user friendly to taxpayers. To their credit, each government loads its budget book with enormous amounts of detail. It’s all there — except, of course, the detail you really want to know: how much each of the top people in the administration is earning. But it’s overwhelming. Consider these budget books: n City of Sarasota: 479 pages. n Sarasota County: 778 pages. n Sarasota School District: 307 pages. Kudos for transparency and information. Unfortunately, woe to the poor taxpayer who tries to understand what it all means. Perhaps that’s the idea — to overwhelm and confuse. Here’s what every budget
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County Commission requests new redistricting map Commissioners want a fourth map drawn based off one submitted by a member of the public.
reasonably could. The goal of this redistricting effort is to get the population in each of five districts as level as possible. To accomplish this, Spitzer’s maps move census blocks between commission districts. If the data is wrong, it could affect the population totals in each district by giving one more people than another. Spitzer said that although the data might not be as accurate on a micro level, he is confident in the data at broader levels and stated it’s “legally defensible.” “Given the timeline and funding for this project, we believe that our methodology is sound and acceptable,” Spitzer said. “Are there other options we could have taken? … Sure, yes, there are.” Commissioner Christian Ziegler questioned how Spitzer could be confident the maps are accurate if he can’t be confident in the block data, which is what Spitzer moved around to make the maps. Spitzer said errors in individual blocks would not invalidate the entire effort. Despite reservations, Commissioners are continuing to the next steps of the process and asking Spitzer to fix any concerns. The member of the public whose input is helping generate a fourth proposal was identified as
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After hearing from the public about the county’s redistricting efforts, county commissioners sent the hired consultant, Kurt Spitzer, back to the map-drawing board and requested the addition of a fourth proposal after questions arose about data accuracy. Commissioner Nancy Detert, who has stood firmly behind the decision to redistrict, expressed concerns with the three maps Spitzer drew up and stated she wished the commissioners had more input on the process. Instead of choosing one or two maps to advertise for a public hearing, commissioners asked Spitzer to reassess his three drawn maps and create a fourth based on suggestions put forth in a proposal from the public. Commissioners questioned Spitzer’s population data and stated that some census blocks were estimated to have significantly more people than they
Christian Ziegler was among those questioning accuracy of a consultant’s data.
“Smith.” Detert argued the Smith map features more intuitive geographical boundaries and makes each district more compact. Aside from the additional map, commissioners hardly discussed other public input collected at five different public hearings. Out of 2,081 survey respondents, 89% said they would prefer the proposed map that Sarasota County Democratic Party encouraged Democrats to approve. The party contends that map changes the partisan compositions of the
districts the least. Critics of the plan say commissioners are trying to draw the districts to protect incumbents. Commission Chair Charles Hines called that idea “ridiculous” and said the effort is solely meant to make the districts even in population. The commission will now have a special meeting later this month to select one or more maps to advertise for a public hearing Nov. 5.
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CHECKING OUT 12:25 p.m. — 1000 block of Boulevard of the Arts Trespass: Three men got into a fight at a hotel bar, and hotel management wanted all parties to leave the property. Two of the men could not remember why the fight started because of their state of intoxication. The third man said the fight was over his wife. None of the men wished to press charges, and all of them left the property without further incident.
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County to see increase in water and sewer fees BRYNN MECHEM
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tarting in January, Sarasota residents and business owners will see a variety of changes in water rates, part of which will go toward the funding to rehabilitate and expand the Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility. Four new changes will take effect after the Sarasota County Commission’s unanimous approval Tuesday. The first would be a monthly $1 charge for all wastewater customers per one equivalent dwelling unit, or single-family home. Commercial unit prices would be based on building size. Additionally, the county will increase fees charged by the utilities department for new developments and new connections to county water. Water facilities capacity fee will increase $230 per EDU, which makes the total fee $2,950. Wastewater facility capacity fee will increase by $562.84, totaling $3,190. In July, the board adopted a fats, oils and grease management program to ensure proper disposal. The county will begin charging commercial establishments, such as restaurants and schools, excluding Sarasota County Schools, $16.67 a month. Commissioner Nancy Detert questioned whether all businesses would have to pay the rate and stated some say they take care of the problem themselves. Director of Public Utilities Mike Mylett said every company would pay the rate, but existing facilities would not have to pay to update their current grease management systems. Instead, facility improvements would take place when the business “undergoes change,” either by changing hands or being remodeled. The final change comes in the
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form of an annual 5% increase to wastewater rates, which will help fund the expansion and upgrades at the Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility. The facility, at 5500 Lorraine Road, has spilled more than 38 million gallons of reclaimed water since August, which was treated enough to spread on lawns but not enough to drink. Money from the fee, which would bring a typical water bill from $45 to just under $55 in five years, will help pay off the county’s 30-year $170 million bond to pay for the Bee Ridge facility. Commissioner Christian Ziegler proposed an amendment that would tie the rate increase to the bond. Then when the debt is paid, residents would no longer be charged. Originally, the rate increase did not have a sunset date. Commissioners emphasized the need for the increases to pay for critical upgrades. “People have to understand … this is necessary,” Commissioner Alan Maio said. “It’s the only way we can pay for these sort of things. The wastewater quality fee, wastewater rate increase and fats, oils and grease management rates will go into effect Jan. 1. The capacity fee increase will go into effect Jan. 8.
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— Riverview High’s Jacqueline Putrino SEE PAGE 16
“Look toward the future, not at the past. That is good in life, but especially in golf after a bad shot or a bad round. ”
Riverview High senior Lucas Caragiulo finished ninth (17:42.30) of 245 runners in the boys race of the 2019 Tri-County XC Championship, held Oct. 4 at Bradenton’s G.T. Bray Park.
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Above: Riah Walker, a Rams senior, is the third in a line of four sisters. Left: Riverview freshman Maddie Walker and senior Riah Walker have bonded this season over volleyball.
Sarasota Christian sophomore Hailey Knepp had 11 kills in the Blazers’ 3-0 home volleyball win against Gulf Coast Heat on Oct. 4.
Sarasota High junior Kasumi Wade finished 11th (19:33.90) of 330 runners in the Blue girls division of the 2019 Great American Cross Country Festival on Oct. 5 in Cary, N.C.
The Cardinal Mooney High boys golf team (297) won the 2019 Donald Ross High School Golf Invitational by seven strokes over Riverview High (304) at Sara Bay Country Club on Oct. 6-7. Cougars senior Noah Kumar finished with the low 18-hole score of 68.
Sarasota High junior safety Terrell Pack returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown on Oct. 4 in the Sailors’ 24-7 home win against Southeast High.
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RIVERVIEW VOLLEYBALL (19-5) VS. BISHOP MCLAUGHLIN CATHOLIC (21-3) When: 7 p.m. Oct. 10 Where: Riverview High Why: It’s the Rams’ Senior Night game, where they will bid farewell to Riah Walker, Sam Reisky and Hope Pegah Of note: FHSAA ranks the Rams 12th in the state and third in Class 7A; Bishop McLaughlin is ranked 16th in the state and eighth in Class 3A.
The Walker family serves as the heartbeat of Riverview High’s volleyball team. RYAN KOHN SPORTS REPORTER
ince 2012, there has always been a Walker on the Riverview High volleyball team. First it was Kenzie, who graduated after the 2015-16 season. Then Kayla, who left after 201718. On Oct. 10, Riah Walker will walk onto the court for Senior Night. She will be joined by the fourth and final Walker sister, Maddie, her freshman teammate. Over these seven seasons — and, the Rams hope, the next three — the Walkers have been part of some of the most successful teams in program history, including a 21-2 mark in 2015 and state final four spots in 2016 and 2018. This is the first time Riah and Maddie have been on the same team. It has been a learning experience, they said, but a fun one. They were close before but now spend most of their free time
chatting about the Rams. All the Walkers were introduced to the game young, but it came quicker to some than others. “I was definitely forced into it [watching my sisters play],” Maddie said. “When I was younger, I didn’t like watching it, so I didn’t think I would like playing it either. My parents got me to play when I was 7, and I learned to love it. Now it’s all I do.” The youngest Walker, a rightside hitter, has been getting opportunities in big spots and making them count. She recorded the winning kill in the Rams’ 3-1 road victory against Cardinal Mooney High then collapsed into tears. Riah said it was cool to see Maddie get so into the moment — and come up big. Maddie has gotten more aggressive over the course of the season, Riah said, more willing to go for balls she knows she can slam home. Kenzie, Kayla and Riah have all been captains, and they have all learned from one another. Riah, a libero (defensive specialist) and a Kentucky commit, said the aggressiveness Maddie is now showing is something she has emphasized to her sister. Rams Coach Nickie Halbert has known the Walker family since
“To be a part of that — for them to have allowed me to be such a big part of their lives — is something special and something I am going to cherish forever.” — Coach Nickie Halbert
her college days at Elon University, when she would come home on breaks and help her dad, Gary Halbert, coach club volleyball. Kenzie was on his team then, and she would spot Riah running around. Since joining Riverview in 2017, Halbert has coached three of the girls herself. “They are all competitive,” Halbert said. “Some more than others, of the four, but they all just want to win. They want to be in the gym. They want to get better. Their competitiveness and work ethic are definitely shared. “This is something that is rare. You do not typically get to coach a lot of the same family. They have literally been Riverview Rams since they were little. To be a part of that — for them to have allowed me to be such a big part of their lives — is something special and something I am going to cherish forever.” After this season, Maddie will be the lone Walker left at Riverview. Living up to the family legacy is something that she thinks about, she said, and that adds pressure to an already pressure-filled sport. But Riah and Halbert are not worried. She’s a Walker, after all: She’s got the heart and the skills to keep the success going.
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When it happened, I just threw my hands in the air. I didn’t know what to do. What has been your biggest challenge? Getting myself to get out and practice every day. Sometimes I have to force myself to do it. I have been better about it lately, though. Which superpower would you pick? Teleportation. It would be good for visiting people and places. What is the best advice you have received? Look toward the future, not at the past. That is good in life but especially in golf, after a bad shot or a bad round.
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Membership Director Nancy-Jo Manney, Promotion and Event Coordinator Rachel Dixon, Visitor Center Manager Mia Leone and Executive Director Ann Frescura show off some fashions from when the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce was young.
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n 1959, Alaska was admitted as the 49th U.S. state, Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” first hit theaters, and the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce was founded. Since then, the organization has grown in membership and community support, Executive Director Ann Frescura said, as members gathered for a 60th anniversary celebration. “The fact that we’re celebrating 60 years is just fantastic,” Frescura said. “Any organization that can cel-
ebrate a milestone like that should not just be proud of the organization, but also the community that is supporting it. That’s what makes this chamber successful: community support.” The chamber was founded July 20, 1959, and has had its ups and downs in those 60 years, said Mark Smith, a board member and past chair. For many years, Smith said the chamber functioned on a year-to year-basis and survived one year thanks to a donor. However, since the mid-2000s, membership grew, and the chamber’s programs began growing too, Smith said. “It’s been tremendous watching it grow,” he said. “We are different than regular organizations in that we really look out for Siesta Key both in business and in other areas as well. Business is dependent on the health of the island, and we’re one of the organizations that wants to keep it healthy.”
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Members and chamber supporters gathered at Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill on Oct. 4 for a 1950s- and ’60s-themed celebration in honor of the anniversary. Tickets were priced at $19.59. After people did the Mashed Potato and the Twist, one Siesta Key resident was honored with an award for his service. Michael Shay, who served on the Siesta Key maintenance committee for the past five years, was honored for going the extra mile, such as in bringing recycling bins to the village sidewalks and helping start the beach cleanup after the Fourth of July. “He has done so much good for Siesta Key,” said Lisa Cece, Sarasota County’s special district coordinator. “He truly cares to make it a better place.” After five years, Shay said he is going to retire, hoping the third try proves to be the charm. He and his wife, Maria, adopted a portion of Ocean Boulevard as part of Keep Sarasota County Beautiful, a program that helps keep litter off county streets. The county requires participants clean their portion of adopted streets four times a year, though Shay said he intends to clean them six times. “I may be leaving the village maintenance officially, but I’ll still be cleaning the roads,” Shay said. “It’s something that I love.”
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CONDOMINIUM ON THE BAY Pat and Lancelot Disley, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 1009 condominium at 988 Boulevard of the Arts to Barbara Howton, of Sarasota, for $975,000. Built in 1982, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 2,315 square feet of living area. It sold for $660,000 in 2001. WASHINGTON PARK Parlane Reid and Carol Butera, of Sarasota, sold two properties at 627 Madison Court to Lauren Glennon, of Noank, Conn., for $830,000. Both were built in 1950. The first has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,616 square feet of living area. The second has one bedroom, one bath and 575 square feet of living area. It sold for $575,000 in 2014. BURNS REALTY CO. 525 Rawls Inc. sold the home at 525 Rawls Ave. to Mark Karch, of Newtown, Pa., for $767,500. Built in 1920, it has five bedrooms, five baths and 1,316 square feet of living area. It sold for $530,000 in 2016. BAY VIEW HEIGHTS Michael and Leigh Gordon, of Sarasota, sold their home at 2535 Colony Terrace to Mark and Colleen Shank, of Sarasota, for $670,000. Built in 1985, it
has three bedrooms, two-anda-half baths, a pool and 2,354 square feet of living area. It sold for $675,000 in 2006. LAKE PARK James and Anna Nardella, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1631 Spring Creek Drive to Martin Hirsch and Sharon Hirsch, trustees, of Key West, for $645,000. Built in 1961, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,976 square feet of living area. It sold for $215,000 in 1997. CONDOMINIUMS OF ORANGE CLUB Lynnette Greene, of Taylors, S.C., sold her Unit 403 condominium at 635 S. Orange Ave. to Joseph Albano, of Sarasota, for $610,000. Built in 2017, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,039 square feet of living area. It sold for $570,000 in 2017. HARBOR HOUSE WEST Jeffrey and Kendra Dash, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 44 condominium at 226 Golden Gate Point to Minh Van Bui Kieu Nguyen, of Sarasota, for $550,000. Built in 1968, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,396 square feet of living area. It sold for $337,000 in 2011.
Condominium on the Bay Kirk and Diane Weisman, trustees, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 817 condominium at 988 Boulevard of the Arts to DLA Management FL LLC for $1.2 million. Built in 1982, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,315 square feet of living area. It sold for $285,000 in 1993.
Arbor Lakes on Palmer Ranch Jason and Ashlee Maroney, of Sarasota, sold their home at 6302 Anise Drive to Mark and Rachel Aronow, of Sarasota, for $680,000. Built in 2014, it has six bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 4,331 square feet of living area. It sold for $554,600 in 2014.
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Emerald Woods at Oaks III Gary and Rebecca Degeorge, of Venice, sold their home at 1794 Amethyst Lane to Jerald and Megan Chester, of Osprey, for $545,000. Built in 1999, it has three bedrooms, two-and-ahalf baths, a pool and 2,259 square feet of living area. It sold for $390,000 in 2015.
Mission Estates STS Assets 1 LLC sold the home at 2493 Sonoma Drive to Jacob Smith and Megan Smith, of Nokomis, for $413,000. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, two-and-ahalf baths, a pool and 2,554 square feet of living area. It sold for $350,500 in 2018.
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S A R A S O TA 710 Indian Beach Circle A4419004 $1,595,000
L O N G B OAT K E Y 1241 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 607 A4445352 $1,400,000
S A R A S O TA 3603 Aster Drive A4447258 $399,000
S A R A S O TA 5057 Deuce Street A4427163 $380,000
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Whispering Sands - Siesta Key 20 Whispering Sands Drive, #102 - 103
Not just a vacation condo - now a true home! One of a kind 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath unit 2,746 square feet of Living Space 2 full units beautifully combined into one First Floor- walk right out to the pool & private beach MLS A4441587 $1,499,000
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20 Whispering Sands Drive, #104
Walk right out of this 2BD/2BA first floor condo directly to 900 ft of private crystal sand beach A short .4 mile walk to the shops and restaurants of quaint Siesta Village Very active 55+ community with 2 pools, exercise facility, kayaking, onsite grilling and Tiki huts on the beach, club house, exercise room and shuffleboard MLS A4446441 $589,000
5143 Oxford Drive
4 Bedroom, 4 Bath plus office 3,083 square feet of Living Space Large pool and patio area Plenty of room for entertaining Dock with lift, water, electric and a ladder to canal for kayaking, paddle boating, etc. 1 bridge to Intracoastal MLS A4434790 $1,100,000
Siesta Key Lifestyle 620 Venice Lane
4BR/2BA 1,777 sq. ft. home perfect for full time or vacation getaway Original terrazzo floors throughout the house Private caged pool with a large patio for entertaining Brick paver driveway and two car garage Just over a mile to the world famous Siesta Key Beach MLS A4431204 $550,000
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SATURDAY, OCT. 12
FAMILY SATURDAY AT THE RINGLING Get artsy at the Ringling with your kids for Family Saturday. The week’s education-making component is “Sticker Still Life,” and time slots include 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. Although the event is free, tickets are still required and include museum admission for the day. For information, call 359-5700.
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BEST BET SPOOKTACULAR MOVIE NIGHT The Baltimore Orioles will host the fifth annual Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular, which will include kids games and activities starting at 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” will be broadcast on the outfield video board. Kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to the free event at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St. For information, call 893-6300.
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MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE The Master Gardens Volunteers will hold its 14th annual UF/ IFAS Extension Sarasota County Master Gardener Plant Sale at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the plant sale and educational event will feature Florida plants and exhibits on composting, irrigation, fertilizers, water quality and rain barrels. Proceeds will go to the Master Gardener Volunteers’ educational outreach projects. For information, call Fran McPoland at 202-276-4931. ‘PINOCCHIO’ Florida Studio Theatre will open its fourth annual Children’s Theater season with “Pinocchio” by Greg Banks. The four-weekend run will include preshow activities where families can learn about marionettes and give puppetry a try. The show will begin at 11 a.m. in the Browne Lab at FST, 1241 N. Palm Ave. After the show, families will be able to meet with the cast for autographs. Tickets are $10. For information, call 366-9000.
SUNDAY, OCT. 13
BERTHA PALMER BREEZES INTO THE MANSION Afternoons at the Mansions presents “Bertha Palmer Breezes into the Mansion” with Kate Holmes as Bertha Palmer from 2-4 p.m. Proceeds from the lecture series, which runs through January, will go toward the renovation of the Historic Keith Farmhouse. Tickets are $20, and registration is required through scgov.net, or call 861-7275.
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NATURE’S BEAUTY WITH
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 High: 89 Low: 72 Chance of rain: 40%
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 High: 89 Low: 70 Chance of rain: 20%
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Nick Charalambous captured a beautiful Siesta Key sunset.
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By Luis Campos Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present. Each letter in the cipher stands for another.
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Puzzle Two Clue: I equals U
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Items Under $200 For Sale
YAKIMA BIKE rack (holds 2 bikes) $50. HP officejet 4500, all in one, great printer. $30. 941-371-3513.
STORAGE FACILITY Boat/ RV/ Trailer. Secure facility, low monthly rentals, Clark Rd area. 941-809-3660, 941-809-3662.
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Antiques/Collectibles PURCHASING EAMES, Knoll, Danish, Dunbar, Evans, Laverne, Nakashima, Parzinger furniture, glass, pottery and designer clothing. Tommy McDonnell, 772-643-3209.
Autos Wanted WE BUY cars. top $$ paid for your vehicles. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.
BARBIE AND Ken HALLOWEEN dolls: $30. Randall the deer with book: $15. Afghan, handmade queen/king: $55. 941-926-0778.
CD’S- JUDY Garland- 10 for $25. WOW! 941-780-9219.
Local Ads at Your Fingertips CHANDELIER BROWN $70, Bike Rack- Car $70, Scanner $20. All like new (941) 920-2494.
Commercial Property For Rent
Acoustic Music & Song We just relocated from NY and are anxious to get playing again!
EXECUTIVE OFFICES: South Tamiami Trail, Gulf Gate area. 24/7 access, conference room, WIFI, utilities included, ONE MONTH FREE RENT. From $300/mo. Call 941-923-6050.
Available to perform at establishments, private events, and more.
Commercial Property For Sale
GE-WHITE REFRIGERATOR, 21 cu ft. Frost free. $100 OBO. Tel: 941-539-8136.
LENNOX WHITE Vase: 15” $79. Left handed golf putter: $20. 941-539-9322.
Homes For Rent 4BR/3BA 34231 Sarasota Brand new home in great location. 4be/3ba/2car. Rent includes water/sewer/trash/lawn. First & security to move-in. $30 app fee. $2,295. (941) 400-5416. HOUSE FOR Rent Sarasota- 3bed/2bath, spacious open floor plan, with large screened lanai looking over lake. Community pool and tennis courts, Country Oaks Subdivison off University, close to ammenities, i-75, airport, and beaches. $1900/mo. 5017 80th Ave Cir E. Call/Text: 813-220-6799. firstname.lastname@example.org THE MEADOWS: 3125 Heatherwood Lane Sarasota. Updated, Spacious, comfortable villa. 2BED/2BA. Kitchen, dining room, living room, lanai, and patio, laundry room, attached 1 car garage, golf course view. Short drive to UTC, Benderson park, Downtown and beaches. Available November 2019 - April 2020. 3,350/mo- 4 month minimum. Call: 516-448-6190.
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ETHAN ALLEN Coffee Table, cherry/glass top. 48x34 x 20 high. Like new. $150. (201) 669-8331.
KOHLER TOILET- $50 and Moen bathroom faucet- $25. Both in very good condition. Call: 941-925-3084.
For Harbour Villa Club, a 38-unit, 6-acre bay front Condo Association with boat slips on Longboat Key. Responsible for all aspects of association management. CAM certification required. Must excel in managing by Florida CAM standards. You will manage support staff and oversee maintenance of grounds and building. Good inter-personal skills important, as you interact with owners and guests. You will report directly to the Board of Directors.
SALARY: Open for discussion, and based on experience.
UPSCALE GOLF Condo 2BR/2BA first floor. Professionally decorated. For Sale: $183,500. For lease: $1850/mo annually. 904-556-8900.
FULL TIME ON-SITE MANAGER
REQUIREMENTS: High school educationcollege degree/credits a plus. At least 3 years experience in association management or a related field, strong time management, good organizing ability, accounting (QuickBooks) and computer skills necessary.
BRAUN STICK blender $25, Cuisinart mixer $30, electric knife $20. Little used. (941) 966-6816.
Condos For Sale
LG TV- Flatscreen. $195. Newer Model. 43"W x 25"H. Excellent cond. 941-350-7049. PIE PLATE with apple pie recipe: $30. Pink peony tea pot: $25. Never used. 941-952-1097.
RETAIL STORE on Siesta Key for sale: Under 700sqft, shown by appointment only. $259,000. 941-483-1307 or 941-504-8652.
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Condos/Apts. For Rent 1BR/1BA 1350 Main St, in heart of Downtown Sarasota. Beautiful 5th floor, turn key, furnished corner unit condo in upscale building with stunning views of bay and city. Amenities include: concierge, reserved in-building parking, pool, fitness center, and more. Available for seasonal rental for $4800/mo or annual $2650/mo. Includes all except utilities. Call George: 516-993-3324.
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Rentals Wanted LOOKING FOR 1 year lease- house or condo. Furnished or unfurnished. LBK, Lido, or Downtown. Reliable w/small pet. 941-962-3864. firstname.lastname@example.org
Room For Rent 1BR/1BA SARASOTA Private studio. 3 separate rooms on side of house, completely locked off and quiet from main house. Full living area w/kitchen, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. Full bathroom, shower and tub, large bedroom, queen bed and twin bed if needed. Private parking by side covered deck, beach chairs and umbrella for beach included. 2 blocks from Siesta Key Bridge, 1.5 miles to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. All amenities near by... $1,325. (941)-586-6895. email@example.com
This week’s Celebrity Cipher answers
2BED/2BATH NICELY furnished 1 story gulfside condo on Longboat Key. Private backyard, short walk to the beach, $2,100/Mo. Annual rental. Dolphin Bay Real Estate. Call Helen: 941-545-2971. Or Francis: 941-524-2468.
Puzzle One Solution: “The difference between winners and losers is that winners do things losers don’t want to do.” – Dr. Phil McGraw
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Puzzle Two Solution: “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” – Anne Frank
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HEALTH MATTERS As guidelines change regarding preventative screenings, learn what you need to know for your next wellness visit. From what age you should begin routine screenings, to how often you should get them, know what to ask your doctor at your next appointment. Learn more about the changes in our next Health Matters.
FULL BAY view from this condo. 2 ensuite bedrooms plus a den. Great roommate plan with over 1400 square feet in this Broadway Promenade unit. For info, call: 941-928-7777. SMALL STUDIO yearly rental on Siesta on the water. References required. Call 9am/daily. 941-685-9941.
Condos For Sale
STONEYBROOK GOLF and Country Club, Palmer Ranch- Ground floor 2 bed/2bath overlooking the preserve and golf course. New AC, tile throughout. Golf deeded with the unit. Close to Siesta Key Beach- Asking $164,900. Call Daniel Matusiak: 941-504-7618. Action Realty of Sarasota.
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Room For Rent
Home Improvement/ Remodel-
ROOM FOR rent annual lease near Ocean Boulevard and beaches. 941-349-2460. Call 10am/daily.
Adult Care Services
BLUE FISH Cleaning Inc. 941-705-3812. Insured, Bonded. Affordable reliable home cleaning, $90, 2 cleaners, 2 hours.
MITCHELL HANDYMAN. Painting, Carpentry, Tile, Pressure Cleaning. Home Improvements, Repairs. Small and large! 941-284-8488.
ROOM FOR Rent: Monthy Southgate pool home. Includes private bath, utilities, parking, internet, and netflix. $850/mo. 941-961-4674.
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4009 Casey Key Road $5,399,000 Lisa Napolitano & Valerie Dall’Acqua
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THE LAKE CLUB 8388 Catamaran Circle $1,650,000 Linda Apple 941.586.0553
WEST OF THE TRAIL 3414 Old Oak Drive $830,000 Roberta Tengerdy & Carolyn Collins 941.321.2292
SARASOTA 9441 Cedar Ridge Lane $594,900 Ken Ipox 941.993.7279
SERENITY CREEK 13034 Bliss Loop $488,000 Jim Soda & Laura Stavola 941.961.5857
CASEY KEY 1050 Gulf Winds Way $1,529,000 Jody Callan 941.525.8707
1350 MAIN STREET CONDOMINIUMS
1350 Main Street #1006 $795,000 Thomas Netzel 941.539.0633
COUNTRY CLUB EAST
GRANADA 3820 Flores Avenue $549,000 Andrew Tanner 941.539.0998
VENICE ISLAND 500 Park Boulevard South #108 $440,000 Sandra Simic 941.504.0944
Z AHR ADA 6 Residences from $1.499M 6 Retail from $350K Anita Lambert | 941.920.1501 Frank Lambert | 941.920.1500 View video at PSIR3.com
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More than $4.5 billion in sales volume for 2018
ISLANDWALK 19206 Jacinda Street $419,000 Debbie Sugden 941.223.9363
PRESTANCIA 4634 Mirada Way #32 & 33 $630,000 Joel Schemmel & Sharon Chiodi 941.587.4894
VENICE ACRES 2510 Northway Drive $499,000 Megan George 941.726.1998
SIESTA KEY 148 Siesta Drive $410,000 Judie Berger 941.928.3424
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Residences starting at $409,000 Anita Lambert | 941.920.1501 Frank Lambert | 941.920.1500 View video at PSIR9.com
LAKEWOOD RANCH | 941.907.9541
RENTALS | 941.487.6019
PAYNE PARK VILLAGE 421 Gowdy Road $686,990 Robert Sherman & Janet Boyden 941.313.1301
NOKOMIS 108 Sunrise Drive $928,500 Carole Gold 941.408.5029
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16010 Topsail Terrace $1,745,000 Katina Shanahan & Dawn Merrill 941.702.0437
539 Avenida Del Norte $534,000 Judie Berger 941.928.3424
VENICE ISLAND 237 San Marco Drive $439,900 Sandra Simic 941.504.0944
THE LAKE CLUB
7234 Greystone Street $992,000 Jim Soda & Laura Stavola 941.961.5857
705 Armada Road North $695,000 Frank Wheeler & Patty Wheeler 941.928.3850
BOCA ROYALE 41 Saint John Boulevard $549,900 Bob Linthicum 941.228.9206
PAYNE PARK VILLAGE 2312 Lindstrom Street $481,990 Robert Sherman & Janet Boyden 941.313.1301
920 Weedon Drive NE $1,200,000 Kathleen Wingate 813.731.3332
14920 Secret Harbor Place $698,000 Jim Soda & Laura Stavola 941.961.5857
CASEY KEY 2816 Casey Key Road $1,900,000 Joel Schemmel 941.587.4894
497 Webbs Cove $1,340,000 Jim Soda & Laura Stavola 941.961.5857
PAYNE PARK VILLAGE 2201 Muesel Street $591,990 Robert Sherman & Janet Boyden 941.313.1301
3919 Higel Avenue $1,914,900 Judie Berger 941.928.3424
SIESTA KEY 6512 Midnight Pass Road #401 $2,649,000 Judie Berger 941.928.3424
1027 North Casey Key Road $2,750,000 Tamara & Todd Currey 941.587.1776
17301 Ladera Estates Boulevard $1,947,000 Kathleen Wingate 813.731.3332
6420 Hollywood Boulevard $3,995,000 Joel Schemmel & Sharon Chiodi 941.587.4894
246 Morningside Drive $4,750,000 Lisa Rooks Morris & Cheryl Loeffler 941.544.3332
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Gated, West of Trail, Maintenance-Free Residences from $918,500 Peter Laughlin | 941.356.8428 View video at PSIR11.com
28 Luxury Condominiums From $299,000 Cynthia Wickson | 941.441.8060
SARASOTA - EAST | 941.260.8875 SARASOTA - DOWNTOWN | 941.364.4000 SARASOTA - ST. ARMANDS | 941.383.2500 VENICE TO PUNTA GORDA | 941.412.3323
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