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Hard-wired to entertain After tragedy, Circus Sarasota members heal the best way they know: by performing. PAGE 3A

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‘I do,’ again Hundreds of couples renew their vows on Siesta. PAGE 12B

Capitol Improvements Sarasota Middle School student Anna Lazzara’s artwork has a new home for the next few months in Tallahassee as a part of Art in the Capitol, a statewide visual arts competition for students in sixth through eighth grades. Lazzara’s piece, an abstract depiction of musical instruments, was delivered to the Capitol building last week by state Sen. Greg Steube and will be displayed there during the legislative session, which runs from March 7 through May 5.

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“If, one day, I sign on to play Sean Connery’s comatose wife, you’ll know: ‘She’s broke.’”

Barwin withdraws candidacy for Reno job

Geena Davis, on her ability to be selective about the roles she takes as an actress. READ MORE ON PAGE 4B

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roundabouts the city is considering adding to Fruitville Road between U.S. 41 and U.S. 301. SEE PAGE 6A File photo

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Solomon Shenker is teaming up with Il Panificio owner Nick Malone on his new Gulf Gate restaurant. “We’re going to do the taste of New York,’’ he said.

Sol’s Deli announces move to Gulf Gate Solomon Shenker hopes the third time is the charm for Sol’s NYC Deli. The chef behind the popular Main Street delicatessen announced the restaurant will relocate to Gulf Gate. Sol’s will share a space with Il Panificio pizzeria, located at 6644 Gateway Ave. “We’re going to do the taste of New York,” Shenker said. “We’re going to have pizza and pastrami; we’re going to have cheesecake

and calzones.” Shenker, the former executive chef for Hotel Indigo, originally opened Sol Meyer New York Deli on Main Street in 2015. He split from that location and opened Sol’s NYC Deli in the Main Plaza complex in 2016. The restaurant closed late last year. Shenker said the size of the former Applebee’s property on Main Street made it hard to sustain business year-round. He said the Gulf

Gate location will be a better fit for the restaurant, expressing excitement about the energy of the commercial district. “I think it’s younger,” he said. “There’s a lot more going on.” With an opening date set for Feb. 22, he’s focused on getting open — and staying open — in his restaurant’s new home. “I think it’s going to be huge,” Shenker said.

Sarasota’s top administrator is staying put — for now. City Manager Tom Barwin announced Monday he has withdrawn his name from consideration for the city manager opening in Reno, Nev. Barwin was named one of five finalists for the position earlier this month. Barwin, hired as Sarasota city manager in 2012, now believes the timing is not conducive for a move. With a city election looming next month, Barwin said he received feedback from community leaders urging him to stay. “We have several major projects underway in Sarasota that need a bit more nurturing before handing them off,” Barwin wrote in a statement to the recruiting firm that is leading Reno’s hiring process.

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ightrope walking legend Nik Wallenda had been replaying the worst day of his life over and over in his mind. And yet, barely 24 hours after watching five of his troupe members topple from more than 30 feet above ground — and he himself hanging from the wire with two others — he again was performing on the wire at a Feb. 9 dress rehearsal for Circus Sarasota’s “Synergy.” By opening night, Feb. 10, two of Wallenda’s teammates who had been involved in the fall, Zebulon Fricke and Alec Bryant, were performing alongside Wallenda. They both had been hospitalized but suffered the least serious injuries. “It doesn’t make sense to other people,” said Wallenda, whose aunt, Rietta Wallenda, and sister, Lijana, were still hospitalized Wednesday but were expected to recover. “I feel no greater peace than when I’m on that wire. It’s harder on the ground.” Fricke called working through what happened “a process.” But to not perform? Not an option. “It’s in your blood,” said Fricke, who sported a nickel-sized bruise under his left eye. Nik Wallenda’s mantra has been “never give up,” and the accident put it to the test. Before performing, he sought the blessing of each of his troupe members independently, and received a unanimous “yes” to perform. Fellow circus performers say it’s part of the business. “There’s nothing glamorous about the ‘show must go on,’” said Nik Wallenda’s uncle and tightrope walker Tino Wallenda, of the Flying Wallendas troupe. “It is simply the practical base necessity of life.” Circus Sarasota performer Emily VanDyke agreed. “We all want to perform well because this is our work,” she said. “We feel we have to do well to honor the Wallendas in the hospital. The Wallendas even performed tonight because they felt they needed to continue, and in the circus, we always continue. I send all my love to them, and I know all of the circus people feel for them. But the circus must go on.” Circus Sarasota performer Alesya Gulevich, who is listed in The Guinness Book of World Records three times, including for hula hooping with 107 hoops, said overcoming tragedy leads to per-

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NEAR TRAGEDY During a rehearsal Feb. 8 for the opening of Circus Sarasota’s winter show, “Synergy,” five tightrope performers fell from more than 30 feet. The performance by the “King of the Highwire” Nik Wallenda and his troupe was scheduled to be the show’s finale. Wallenda and two others were able to catch the wire, but five troupe members toppled to the ground. Two, Rietta Wallenda (Nik’s aunt) and Lijana Wallenda (Nik’s sister), were still hospitalized Wednesday. All are expected to recover.

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An aerialist hangs beneath Nik Wallenda as he rides across the tightrope during Circus Sarasota’s opening night.

“What they do out there is a passion, and you don’t get distracted when something is your passion. It’s what we were all trained to do.”

“I was sorry to hear about the accident, but we’re here to support them afterward. We’re saddened and worried, but we are happy to hear that everyone will be OK, so we’re grateful it turned out as well as it could have.”

– Bello Nock, Sarasota

– Eric Leininger, Longboat Key

“There’s risk in everything, Nik Wallenda even said that. We all take risks on airplanes, when we drive, and it’s very seldom that these accidents happen. I’ll be a little nervous to see him (Nik) on the tight wire tonight.” – Guy Esposito, Sarasota (pictured with his wife, Dianna)

sonal and professional growth. “If you look at anything — business, sports or education — if you want to achieve something, you have to overcome,” said Gulevich, who uses 50 hula hoops in her show with Circus Sarasota. “It helps you push forward.” Each performer’s act is one of hours and years of training boiled down to several minutes. It reflects passion for his or her art, discipline and focus. “This focus translates into everything else,” Gulevich said. “It’s not like you forget. There’s nothing more important than life. You have to live and go forward, not backward. “It’s easy to give up,” she said. “It’s better maybe to fail. It’s better to try again.” Kay Rosaire, a seventh-generation circus performer who does animal demonstrations at her Big Cat Habitat and Animal Sanctuary, said the “show must go on” concept came from years ago when the circus traveled to towns and fans sometimes waited six months or more to see lions, tigers and bears, clowns and other acts. At first, performers didn’t want to disappoint them. Later, it became a badge of pride. “Most performers, the minute they enter the ring, that becomes their immediate world,” said Rosaire, who has performed with a broken foot, double pneumonia and other ailments. “You’re risking your own life at the same time. When you focus on doing your craft, you can do it. It’s extremely hard. You’re crying back stage and then you’re in the public putting your best foot forward. “For those few minutes you’re actually performing, there’s thousands of hours that go into training,” she said. “Those few minutes in the ring are just part of the reward. It makes you feel better, that you can continue and life will go on.” Ashley Pletcher, an Alanian rider who showcases the Cossack trick riding style, agreed. “Circus is a family,” she said. “No matter what happens, we pull together and be there for each other. It takes a lot to pull everything back together, but it’s our profession and accidents happen. It’s normal for us.” East Manatee County’s Monica Welde, who ran Bearadise Ranch with her husband, Johnny, went back to performing with her grizzly bears just a day after her husband’s Feb. 2 funeral service. He died in his sleep Jan. 25. “We all know the dangers,” Welde said. “We love our craft. The saying, ‘The show must go on’ comes from our spirit.” Berkley Mason contributed to this report.

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By the standards of city government, Sarasota officials sprinted to install new zoning regulations to allow the Woman’s Exchange to move forward with a planned expansion after rejecting the proposal last year. Ten months ago, the city denied the Woman’s Exchange’s application to build a 3,524-squarefoot single-story structure at 526 Rawls Ave. The commission sided with the Laurel Park Neighborhood Association and said a proposed loading zone on Rawls was not compatible with the residential nature of the properties across the street. Representatives for the Woman’s Exchange said the zoning code required a loading area on Rawls Avenue if it intended to expand. As a result, the nonprofit said it was unable to expand in its location at 539 S. Orange Ave. — and that it would consider relocating from its longtime home in Burns Court. On Feb. 6, the commission approved a series of changes to the zoning along Orange Avenue in an attempt to facilitate the shop’s expansion. The changes allow the Woman’s Exchange and other properties that front both Orange and Rawls to place a loading zone on Oak Street, Laurel Street or Morrill Street instead.

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The Woman’s Exchange has made no decision about its future, attorney Robert Lincoln said. “This is a positive thing that will make any new plans to remodel, improve or redevelop the property easier to do,” Lincoln said. “At this point, the Woman’s Exchange doesn’t have any immediate plans that would take advantage of it.” The city previously classified segments of those three roads as “primary streets,” designed for heavy pedestrian use. Landowners were not allowed to use those streets as points of ingress or egress for their properties. The Laurel Park Neighborhood Association endorsed the intent of the changes, but the group had some reservations regarding their impact. The primary street designation also included design standards that mandate windows and other features along the ground floor of any building. LPNA President Alice Sundstrom expressed concern builders could place uninviting blank walls along those streets. “I think it’s pretty safe to say nobody really wants that,” Sundstrom said. City Attorney Robert Fournier said he believes it’s unlikely the new rules will lead to blank walls. “We didn’t have primary streets for a number of years, and you don’t see a whole lot of blank walls,” Fournier said. “It’s just that it could happen.”

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Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization members A.G. Lafley, Jennifer Compton and Keith Dubose brainstorm at a January meeting.

Commission keeps eye on bayfront planning As an independent planning group develops a vision for redeveloping Sarasota’s bayfront, the eventual judgment of the City Commission will serve as a guiding force.

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A group of nine residents will spend the better part of the next two years — at least — planning the future of 42 acres of cityowned land surrounding the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. It’s an arduous task. It also could be rendered meaningless if, once the work is done, a majority of the City Commission doesn’t want to take action on the plan the group produces.

That’s why, as the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization works with a professional planner to devise a vision for redeveloping the public land, the group has a vested interest in making sure there’s broad public support for whatever its final product may be. The planning organization is an offshoot of Sarasota Bayfront 20:20, the grassroots community group that helped develop a series of guiding principles for revitalizing the city’s bayfront. On Monday, that group had its first formal

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meeting with the commission. Although the workshop was held early in the planning process — and the makeup of the commission could change by the time the planning group is done — it helped clarify some of the dynamics of the public-private relationship. “I do feel like our elected officials want our help,” said Michael Klauber, the leader of Bayfront 20:20 and a member of the planning organization. “They want us to do our homework and talk to the community.” To some extent, Monday’s meeting let the commissioners share their philosophy regarding bayfront redevelopment with the planning organization. Board members stressed the importance of maintaining public access on the public land. The meeting also focused on the expectations the commission has for the bayfront planning organization. Here, there was some tension among the board. Commissioner Susan Chapman expressed a desire to make sure city policymakers had an active voice when the planning process begins in earnest, asking the group how often it anticipated providing updates to the commission. “I want to make sure we get to ‘yes,’ rather than say, ‘Wait a minute — this is a direction we weren’t anticipating,’” Chapman said. Commissioner Suzanne Atwell expressed concern that an overly active commission could stymie the momentum of the bayfront planning effort. She voiced confidence in the planning group’s ability to engage the public. “I want to be careful, as we move along, not to be too paro-

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chial in this and not slip into micromanaging,” Atwell said. Seve ra l c o m m i s s i o n e rs endorsed a more deliberate approach to planning for the future of the property. The board sees any project as an important legacy for future generations and encouraged the planning organization to take a long-term view. Vice Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie asked the planning organization to do whatever it could do to engage with all demographics, particularly students and young professionals. She said the city should consider its options for raising awareness regarding the bayfront planning process to make sure as much of the community is participating as early as possible. “I don’t want this to be something where people think, ‘When did that happen?’” Eddie said. City Manager Tom Barwin is one of the nine members of the planning organization, serving as a conduit between that group and the commission as the planning progresses. A.G. Lafley, the retired Procter & Gamble CEO serving as the planning organization chairman, said it’s too early to know for sure how often the group will need to check in with the commission. Eventually, he believes it’s the planning organization’s duty to provide the city with strategic choices independent of the influence of any stakeholder groups. He doesn’t want to put a hard timeline on how that process plays out. “Right now, we’re in a period where we’re opening our mind to what’s possible and trying to understand what’s needed and what’s wanted,” Lafley said. “We’re just beginning.”

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Governor v. Speaker Let’s hope Gov. Scott and House Speaker Corcoran’s rift over Enterprise Florida doesn’t devolve to the level of D.C. politics. Reassure Floridians with a show of statesmanship.

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entlemen, gentlemen. Honorable Gov. Scott and Speaker Richard Corcoran, it doesn’t have to be this way. Nor should it be. And, frankly, to one extent, Floridians are surprised that it is this way. You are smart men. Plus, you are on the same team and have the same goal: what’s best for Floridians. You both want to see more jobs created here, and you both want less government. To another extent, though, because we all are so cynical these days about politicians — thank you, Washington — Floridians are not so surprised by the rift between you over Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. Politics has a way of making otherwise smart people do things they otherwise would not. So before this situation reaches the point of no return — needless ugliness, unproductive stalemates and lost respect, trust and friendships, as has occurred in D.C. — if you could indulge me as your personal adviser on this matter, here’s what I would dispense: Cut it out, guys. Don’t make yourselves look like Washington politicians. Americans, and Floridians, are sick to their stomachs over this stuff. In fact, your positions on Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida remind us the advice we frequently receive from our company’s leadership coach: Stay in your adult. Be statesmen. Indeed, before this goes any further, get on the phone together and hash this out. This is not an all-or-nothing gambit. You’re politicians. You know as well as anyone that the legislative process is all about incrementalism and compromises to get to the ultimate goal. You can disagree on your positions. But surely there is common ground on which the two of you can agree that can result in Florida doing things better than they are being done now at Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. Let’s see if we have this right: Mr. Governor, your position is Florida needs to continue to have a tool box of financial incentives — a panoply of tax breaks and actual taxpayer cash

DOING THEIR JOBS Props to state Reps. Alex Miller and Julio Gonzalez. They had the courage a week ago to move forward in the House Careers and Competition Subcommittee the controversial bill that, if passed in present form, would abolish Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. They were doing what Floridians elected them to do: Watch over taxpayers’ money. As Gonzalez and Miller both noted in response to their critics: They voted to continue analyzing the operations and spending of these two organizations. The discussion and wording of this bill are far from final form.

paid to “qualifying” businesses — to help Florida have the type of business climate that will retain and attract companies. We know your position: You’re all about jobs; you want to keep the Florida job machine going. And you’ve been great at it. Likewise, you’ve recognized as a governor that you’re competing against 49 other states whose governors also want what you want. And they all offer similar types of tax breaks to attract companies. So, in spite of your freemarket, limited-government philosophy, you have accepted that tax subsidies for businesses are an unfortunate and unavoidable reality. We hear it all the time from the state’s economic development recruiters: “You have to have the subsidies if you want to compete.” We should note, too, however, that unlike many of your counterparts in other states, Mr. Governor, to your credit you have reformed and instituted tougher measurements and requirements to ensure Floridians receive at least a 10% return on their subsidies. In the same vein, you know from your business experience, that if a company is going to sell more widgets, it needs to market those widgets. That’s the way you see Visit Florida: It sells Florida to attract more customers (tourists). After all, tourism/hospitality is Florida’s biggest industry. It employs and feeds millions of Floridians. We should sell as much as we can. And this makes sense: Florida should use some of the sales-tax revenue it generates from tourists to keep the tourism wheel turning — just the way businesses allocate portions of their revenue for sales and marketing. We get it: You see Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida crucial to Florida’s economic vibrancy and growth. Mr. Speaker, on the other hand, we know you take the view that tax dollars should not be used at all to subsidize private enterprise. If you had your way, you would abolish Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. Your view is government should not be deciding winners and losers. It should not be deciding which industries are “qualified targeted industries” eligible for subsidies. And furthermore, you cite audits showing what Floridians already know: Often times, the recipients of incentives don’t live up to expectations. And that makes Floridians feel scammed. At the same time, Mr. Speaker, you believe state government has an obligation to be transparent with how tax dollars are spent — and that includes sharing with the public how the staffs and boards of Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida spend their tax dollars. We often hear how it is necessary to keep the negotiations with prospective corporations confidential because they often include competitive trade secrets. But Floridians would welcome Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida operating far more in the sunshine. They at least should be providing quarterly or annual reports similarly transparent to what is required of public companies — financial statements and executive compensation. As an aside here, gentlemen, and just so you know, I must offer full disclosure as your adviser: I side with Speaker Corcoran on Enterprise Florida, tax subsidies and corporate incentives. That stems from a conversation many years ago with the late Nobel economist Milton Friedman. We interviewed him on Alabama offering MercedesBenz $350 million in subsidies to build a plant near Tuscaloosa. Friedman retorted: “Go ask the fixed-income

widow down in Mobile whether she thinks it’s fair to take her money to help Mercedes-Benz.” Or it’s economist Arthur Laffer’s Rule of One. To measure the effectiveness or fairness of any government program, Laffer applies it to one person. Say you’re a retail business owner in Sarasota, and you have built your company over the past 20, 30, 40 years without a nickel of government subsidies and faithfully paid taxes. Now comes along Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and he knocks on your door and asks you to help pay his taxes so he can build and operate a distribution plant up the road. You’d shut the door on him. Yes, it would be a much better country if states did not try to steal each other’s employers with taxpayer subsidies. It would be a better country if politician-lawmakers understood that tax subsidies always help one at the expense of another. Friedman again: “What you give to one you must take away from another.” And it would be a better country if the CEOs and business owners who accept these subsidies would recognize, in the end, they ultimately are in the wrong. When they accept a subsidy, they are making the immoral choice of taking, by force, someone else’s money to help themselves. They should take the moral position of saying: “No, we’ll make it on our own.” So let’s be realistic, Mr. Governor and Mr. Speaker. Both of you know you’re not going to get all that you want. Governor, you know the Legislature is not going to appropriate $250 million for Enterprise Florida. Likewise, Mr. Speaker, you know, even if you were able to win your House colleagues’ support, the Senate and governor’s veto pen will not abolish Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. But there are steps that can bring the two of you closer together for the good of Floridians. The first: Work to improve transparency and accountability. Mr. Governor, you ran in 2010 on bringing more accountability to state government. It’s working. Show on the Enterprise Florida website easy-to-understand reports of what companies received subsidies; what they contracted to perform; and grade them on outcomes, just as we do public schools. Second: more transparency. The compensation and spending of Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida should be as transparent as it is for all government employees and public companies. Their respective websites should make it easy for Floridians to find and see income and expenses and line-item budgets as detailed as those required at every government level. Then stand together at a press conference and share with Floridians what steps you are taking together to improve the way Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida operate. It would be comforting and reassuring to Floridians to see two of the top three state elected officeholders standing side by side, smiling, acknowledging their differences and perspectives, but also saying you have agreed and compromised on measures that will make these two organizations more accountable and transparent. And it would be comforting and reassuring to Floridians to hear the two of you continue your commitments to making Florida the most attractive state in the nation for business on the basis of the fundamentals and principles you hold dear: low taxes, low regulation, good infrastructure, good schools and safe streets. Let individual Floridians, not government, decide how best to spend their money.

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Reader questions Sunshine Law case I’m worried about alt-truth in discussions about the candidates running in the Sarasota City Commission primary. For example, it’s common for someone to rile against Susan Chapman for challenging a lawsuit filed against her for attending a private meeting during 2013 with business owners, city leaders and another commissioner concerning the homeless downtown. The lawsuit was filed by Citizens for Sunshine claiming Chapman violated, you guessed it, Florida’s Sunshine Law. Apparently, the crux of the “violation” was that two commissioners were there at the same time. Now this is my problem. When I ask for details, the rile against Chapman seems to be over money. I guess if you know there was a principle involved and you feel the cost outweighs the principle, you’re OK. But there was a principle involved and in the alt-truth universe that never even comes up. Chapman claimed she wanted first-hand the reaction of people especially affected by the homeless situation down-

town. She didn’t present a position nor discuss the issues with the other commissioner attendee. When challenged, Chapman stated the principle: the right of public officials to listen out in the community, even if, given the limited opportunity of occasions, more than one of them is there to listen. She chose to fight for that principle. Ultimately the city chose to support her. So did the Florida League of Cities with an amicus brief. And blessed by the court, the principle now stands, a result of her stand. And that’s the truth. ARTHUR LEVIN SARASOTA

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As the city and Siesta Key residents clash over a proposal to renourish Lido Key and dredge Big Pass, the two sides can’t even agree on why they haven’t met with one another. City Manager Tom Barwin and the Siesta Key Association have accused the other of declining to meet to talk about the proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers renourishment project. Barwin said he repeatedly reached out to Siesta groups to discuss the project. “I’ve asked on several occasions to be invited to speak,” Barwin said. “I can tell you unequivocally, to the best of my knowledge, that has not happened.” Siesta Key Association board member Catherine Luckner said Barwin did contact her to say he

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St. Armands sidewalks kick up concerns Leaders on St. Armands Circle want to address issues regarding sidewalk maintenance in the area. They just don’t know who’s supposed to fix the problems. DAVID CONWAY DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR

Whose job is it to maintain private improvements to the public sidewalk on St. Armands Circle? For city and St. Armands leaders, an answer to that question has been elusive. The issue came up last fall when a landowner responded to complaints about deteriorating brick pavers in front of a Circle property by stating it was the city’s responsibility. Diana Corrigan, executive director of the St. Armands Circle Association, said her longstanding belief was that property owners had to maintain privately undertaken improvements. But she didn’t know for sure — and neither did anyone else, it seemed. Corrigan highlighted a stretch of the southwest quadrant of the shopping district where the wear on the brick sidewalk was particularly noticeable. Fearing a potential lawsuit if someone tripped and fell on the Circle, she implored St. Armands stakeholders and city staff to find a definitive answer. “We need to find out what the responsibility is,” Corrigan said

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in October. “Nobody’s doing anything.” In January, city staff explored the complexities of the situation at a St. Armands Business Improvement District meeting.

Corrigan was correct that the city requires property owners to maintain private improvements to public right of way. Today, the city memorializes this arrangement in agreements with prop-

erty owners. But some of the improvements on the Circle date back decades, according to those present at the BID meeting. As properties change hands, owners have abdicated their responsibility to make sure the sidewalks were well kept — and the city hasn’t enforced any sort of agreement or intervened when maintenance isn’t taking place. “The problem is, some of these were done a long time ago,” BID Chairman Gavin Meshad said. “There’s probably no agreement.” City Engineer Alex DavisShaw said the responsibility to maintain the sidewalk falls outside of the city’s normal scope of work. If private improvements degrade over time and the owner doesn’t address the issue, the city will restore the right of way to its original state. Although staff seemed to land on a decision regarding responsibility for the enhanced sidewalks, it’s still unclear what steps the city and private property owners will take to address deteriorating segments of right of way. DavisShaw said staff has not finalized any plan of action. “It’s a gray area, so who knows,” Corrigan said. Regardless of who technically bears the responsibility for the sidewalks, Meshad admonished property owners who were not willing to ensure the Circle remained well maintained. “It’s a silly thing to argue about,” Meshad said. “It’s like asking, ‘Who’s going to clean the gum off the street?’ Just do it.”

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With at least 90 supporters donning neon yellow shirts in the audience, Sarasota County commissioners advanced plans Wednesday to extend the Legacy Trail from Palmer Ranch northward to Payne Park by directing county staff to continue negotiations for the purchase of 7.5 miles of CSX railways. But questions remain about how the county will pay for the project. County staff estimates the project will cost between $56 million and $60 million. At a budget meeting Friday, commissioners will discuss a range of funding options, with the most immediate need being about $20 million for the first phase of purchasing the corridor. The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit organization negotiating the purchase on behalf of the county, has signed a letter of intent with CSX and lessee Seminole Gulf Railroad to buy the corridor in two payments, the first of which is supposed to come by the end of 2017. “Even with a $20 million acquisition, it’s still a large chunk of change, quite frankly,” said Public Works Director Isaac Brownman. Although Brownman initially identified only a referendum and the Neighborhood Parkland Acquisition Fund as internal funding sources, Commissioner Charles Hines said he wanted to see a presentation of a range of options, including mobility fees and tourist development

taxes. And Commissioner Nancy Detert, who said receiving $15 million in state funding requested by Rep. Joe Gruters was unlikely, said she wanted staff to consider best- and worst-case scenarios. “Hopefully by Friday, we’ll find a path to victory,” said Detert, who served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives and another eight years in the Florida Senate. The preliminary cost estimates staff discussed Wednesday are greater than those presented as part of a 2015 feasibility study, which identified a price tag ranging from $19.2 million to $39.8 million for the entire project. Consulting company Cardno had estimated the cost of acquiring the additional length of the trail would be between $318,000 and $2.6 million per mile, or $2.4 million to $19.5 million. But resident and outspoken environmentalist Jono Miller noted during the meeting the analysis was based on the cost of the existing segment of the Legacy Trail. Land closer to the downtown core would naturally be more expensive than land in undeveloped areas of the county. Also, the corridor in the current trail cuts through Oscar Scherer State Park, rendering it undevelopable. The 2015 report, for which the county paid $75,000, didn’t consider that variable. A recent appraisal valued the corridor itself at $44 million, and the Trust for Public Land has negotiated that down to between $36 million and $40 million. Although commissioners didn’t make any concrete decisions on funding for the project Wednesday, they maintained support for extending the Legacy Trail. “This is not an expense,” Commissioner Mike Moran said. “It’s an investment in the community, if you ask me.”

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KICK OUT THE JAMS 2 a.m. — 1800 block of Main Street Battery: A man reported that a woman kicked him several times while he was performing as a DJ at a bar. He said the woman walked up to the DJ booth and became verbally aggressive toward him and his girlfriend. The woman slapped a beer out of his hands and kicked him in the leg multiple times before she left the bar. The man said the woman has been following him around to various performances, and he had to block her from viewing his Facebook page. CHECKMATE 10:46 a.m. — 4000 block of North Tamiami Trail Dispute: An employee at a hotel reported that a customer was refusing to check out of his room. The employee said the checkout time was 10 a.m., and the customer had not left 45 minutes later. When the employee confronted the customer, he became angry and said he was not going to leave until Monday. Officers made contact with the customer, who said he knew he was supposed to be out of the room that morning but thought the hotel would have to evict him with three days’ notice, because he rented the room for a week. When the officers informed him of the hotel regulations, he agreed to leave the room within the hour.

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Riverview boys basketball coach BJ Ivey was named Class 9A, District 6 Coach of the Year by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association on Feb. 14.

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ast season, the Booker High baseball team won the Class 5A District 11 title, its first since 2004. It did so with just 11 players on the roster for much of the season. Coach Jeremy Schmidt had found that quality can sometimes trump quantity, and it was working. Even with seniors Hunter Johnson, Jake Underhill and Micah Davis graduating, Booker’s baseball future seemed bright. Then, Schmidt resigned. He had held the job for four years. With uncertainty surrounding the coaching position, a rash of transfers followed. The program that had come so far was at risk of falling apart completely. In stepped Anthony Crawford. The Booker alumnus was hired as coach Nov. 10, just more than eight years after he had graduated from high school. Since graduating, Crawford attended Hillsborough Community College and started his own training school, X-Factor Elite Academy. “I was not prepared for the phone call,” Crawford said. “But I feel ready for the job. What better place to coach than this?” Crawford said coming back and living within the surrounding community has helped establish relationships with the youth coaches and kids. That’s good, because the squad he is inheriting is young. It includes freshman twin brothers Lonnie and Zach Ellis, a utility player and catcher, respectively, and freshman Uriel Hernandez, who will open the season as the team’s No. 2 pitcher and also play some shortstop. Crawford said all three players

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Booker boys basketball sophomore Johnnie Williams IV had 18 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks Feb. 10 in the Tornadoes’ 56-54 loss to Sebring.

“I’m pretty good at dodging with my head up and looking for open players.”

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Freshmen who Crawford said would start regardless of the situation (Lonnie and Zach Ellis, Uriel Hernandez)

After hitting the reset button on the program, the Booker Tornadoes baseball team is ready to make noise — again.

would still be penciled in as starters even on a more experienced squad. That trio played together and against each other in the Sarasota Cal Ripken League. “I think we bring a new ‘franchise’ to this high school,” Hernandez said. “If we work hard and stay focused, we can do great.” Crawford said the program will be run through those three players, plus returning senior shortstop and No. 1 pitcher Alex Amero, who has signed to play for Lakeland University in Wisconsin next year. Amero was shocked by Schmidt’s resignation. “He built this whole program up,” Amero said. “But now I’m OK with it. I like Coach Crawford. He treats us like family.” Amero has fewer kind words for the players who failed to stick around. “I don’t really talk to any of those guys anymore,” Amero said. “I stayed because I love this school. If they had stayed, we could have done something really great.” Crawford said instilling a family atmosphere is vital to his coaching vision, a challenge when so many players are new and do not know each other. He wants players to have each other’s backs 100% of the time, so that there is no doubt whether an outfielder will dive for a dying fly ball, or a first baseman will stretch as far as humanly possible for a throw to gain an extra centimeter on a runner. He also said the team is focusing on “small ball,” so look for lots of bunts and steals out of this scrappy bunch this season. To get that trust instilled, Crawford is planning plenty of team-bonding events, like car washes and bowling nights. Junior Dean Price said Crawford also made the team go to football games together, which is a sign of how quickly Crawford put his plans in order, considering when he was hired. Booker now has 16 players on its varsity roster, an improvement from last year, but still did not see enough turnout at tryouts to field a JV squad. Development of depth may be an issue going forward. Then again, last year’s Tornadoes did more with less. If the highly touted freshmen live up to the hype, and Crawford is confident they will, there’s no reason why they cannot see similar success in 2017. “No one knows what we have,” Crawford said, referencing other schools. “All they know is ‘Oh, transfers.’ We have such a talented young nucleus.” Perhaps Amero asked the best question of all. “We just have to have the right mindset” he said. “Kinda go step by step. Once we pick it up and get after it, why not us?” Why not, indeed. Ryan Kohn

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Club league title game reheats competitive fires

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t was not exactly Game 7 of the Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals, or last March’s Villanova-North Carolina showdown in the NCAA Tournament championship game, but there was a basketball title decided Feb. 14 on HealthFit’s hardwood. It was a SoCo Club Sport recreation title. It may seem silly, but there is a pure quality about rec sports that I find interesting. Those athletes are playing for nothing but pride, but the intensity on the court during rec playoff games is incredibly high. They play because they love playing, and it’s a chance to see their friends before heading home and prepping for their 9-to-5s in the morning. In this case, it was a group of old friends called the TuneSquad (a nod to the 1990s kid’s favorite movie, “Space Jam”) against players from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. The TuneSquad came in undefeated, including a 66-48 regular-season win over LECOM. Most members of the Tune​ Squad have been friends for 10 years or more, playing basketball together the entire time, including Michael Vilches, Elijah Swabb and Luis Valenzuela. This season, the team also picked up Matt Jones, whom they had spotted playing for another team that was not very good. Vilches, the vocal leader of the team, said the guys mainly keep

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TuneSquad’s Matt Jones drives for a layup.

playing for exercise and fun, but the championship game featured some moments of tension, and

it was easy to tell that everyone was giving everything. The TuneSquad got off to a

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slow start, missing some shots and turning the ball over, and LECOM took advantage, jumping out to an early lead. They would come back, however. Midway through the first half, Jones went on a 7-0 scoring streak all by himself to give the team the lead. It would be extended, but LECOM managed to stick around, thanks to the TuneSquad’s sloppy play. Members of the team got frustrated with each other, and some in-fighting broke out. “You wouldn’t know it by tonight, but our chemistry is actually really good,” Valenzuela said after the game. Vilches went down with a leg injury with 5 minutes, 15 seconds remaining in the game and his team clinging to a small lead. It seemed like dark times indeed for the TuneSquad, but when a rec league title is on the line, sometimes players can find an extra gear they did not know they (still) had. The team made its free throws, and with Vilches cheerleading from the bench, the TuneSquad walked off the court with a hard-fought 47-43 victory. Jones led the way with 16 points. Everyone agreed this was the team’s worst performance of the season. Ultimately, though, winning is all that matters, and members of the TuneSquad can now forever call themselves 2016 Tuesday Men’s Basketball fall champions.

In lieu of a trophy, the team all received mini Club Sport bags, which I suppose are more useful, if cheaper. Vilches said that in the team’s younger days, they would all go grab a drink after games, but now everyone goes home to their wives, kids or girlfriends. Occasionally, they will throw a team dinner at Valenzuela’s Peruvian restaurant, Brasa & Pisco. There was still one more surprise waiting for some members of the team: Jones is leaving after just one season to join another club. The move was happening regardless of the outcome of the title game. Valenzuela had no idea until Jones mentioned it postgame. “You’re so Kevin Durant right now!” Valenzuela said to him, playfully incredulous. “I’m going to go get $250 million,” Jones responded. The whole team laughed. Maybe this had more in common with the NBA than I thought.

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urt Herman and Guy Eby didn’t meet until last week, but in 1975, they came close to dying together. On Nov. 24, 1975, Eby was an airline pilot flying American Airlines Flight 182 from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to the airport in Newark, N.J., now known as Newark Liberty International Airport. Air traffic controllers gave Eby clearance to climb to 37,000 feet over Michigan, but they made an error. Suddenly, through the clouds, Eby saw the lights of a TWA L-1011 headed directly for American 182. Eby’s report of the incident estimates the aircraft were within 100 feet of each other. “I still can’t believe that we came that close,” Herman said. Herman, a Sarasota resident, was on the American DC-10 with his wife and three children on their way to Connecticut for a Thanksgiving reunion. He said he will never forget what happened next. Eby dove the plane 2,000 feet in a matter of seconds, sending the rear cabin into chaos. “It’s so otherworldly. We lost gravity momentarily, so people and things are flying above (in) the cabin,” Herman said. “When you see that, that’s indelible now. You can’t forget a scene like that.” Herman remembers trying to grab his son, who was unbuckled, but couldn’t fight the force of the plane’s descent. When the plane suddenly leveled off, the passengers were left wondering what happened. Thirteen injuries were reported. Despite his heroics, Eby did not offer passengers an explanation for the chaos. “The plane (is) structurally sound,” Herman remembers Eby saying over the loudspeaker. “We’ll be making an emergency landing at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.” Passengers had no idea how close they had come to catastrophe until the news media started reporting the following day a “near miss” between two commercial flights over Michigan. “I didn’t want to tell the passengers,” Eby said. “I thought they’d be upset.” For more than 41 years, Eby wondered if his silence was justified. Should he have told his passengers immediately the reason for his rapid descent? On Feb. 9 in his home in Ormond Beach, Eby got an answer when Herman walked through his front door, arms extended to finally hug his hero.

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Eby asked Herman if he thought he had made the right decision in not disclosing the near disaster. “I think you did,” Herman told Eby. “It was so much to accept that carnage that was going on in the plane. If you would have told us how close we came, I think it would be too much for us to take in.” Their meeting that day was the first time the pair had met faceto-face. No other passengers on American 182 have reached out to Eby, but fate seems to favor Herman. He made initial contact with Eby 15 years after the incident when Herman mentioned his near-death experience in a speech at an insurance conference in California. “One person in the room knew the pilot,” Herman said. He wrote Eby a letter thanking him for his split-second decision. Eby responded, but the pair weren’t able to meet at the time. Their opportunity languished until three months ago, when Herman was preparing to give another presentation. While reviewing his remarks on the incident, the conference chairman offhandedly wondered if Eby was still alive. Herman dismissed the comment as unlikely at first. Eby would be nearly 100, but then he thought again. “Lady luck was his copilot in 1975, and I thought ‘I’m going to give it a try,’” Herman said. A series of phone calls followed, and they made a plan to meet. Their lives have been irrevocably affected by their brush with death. Eby, now 98, and Herman, 85, share piles of newspaper clippings documenting the incident. The headlines read “Plane Dives, Avoids Crash,” “Jets 20 Feet From Disaster,” and “Near

Miss.” Eby said that immediately after his desperate maneuver, he wondered if the other jet was real or if it had been an illusion. But his piles of letters with their bent corners and yellowing pages serve as evidence that two jets on a collision course did, indeed, defy disaster. In their initial correspondence in 1990, Eby told Herman he doesn’t know why their lives were spared. “I sometimes think about my close encounters and wonder was the gift to continue life given to me or (was it) because someone on board ... was destined for a greater purpose in life,” Eby wrote. As for Herman, he believes, at 85, he found his purpose for the life that was spared by a fraction of a second. He wants to write a book about Eby and thinks it could be bound for Hollywood. “He never brought attention to himself,” Herman said. “Somebody else had to be around to tell the story.” Wayne Grant, news editor of the Ormond Beach Observer, contributed to this report.

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Masterful design and modern luxury are uniquely embodied in this 4BR/3BA home. This waterfront residence with wall-to-wall windows is a haven for gazing at the bay views. Enjoy gatherings in the generously-sized living/dining area.

3129 FOUNDERS CLUB DRIVE, SARASOTA

211 TREMONT LANE, LIDO KEY

801 30TH COURT EAST, BRADENTON

23 S. POLK DRIVE, SARASOTA

Paradise found within the exclusively gated Founder’s Club. Beautiful Views of the lake and golf course First floor Master w/ private wet bar, executive office, and doors leading to pool are. Chefs kitchen featuring Wolf appliances. Great for entertaining.

This property is located in an exclusive enclave of homes on Lido Key and features 3BR/4.5BA, high ceilings, beautiful Lucite staircase, private master retreat, private balconies off all bedrooms, and a large updated kitchen with bay views. Perfect for entertaining.

$1,950,000

Brand new 3 bed, 2 bath w/ gulf access. Upgrades include tray ceilings, designer flooring & suspended contemporary lighting, open kitchen, solid stone counter-tops & stainless appliances. Master suite features a large walk-in closet, master bath w/ granite top dual sinks and walk-in shower. Park your boat right behind your house at your private dock.

$2,275,000

$2,495,000

$549,900

4205 HIGEL AVENUE, SIESTA KEY 227352

Direct gulf to bay access! Just minutes from downtown luxurious private estate 4BR/4BA, finest craftsmanship and quality with hand-crafted wood doors and ironwork from centuries past. This gated estate provides secluded beach for high level of privacy.

$5,985,000

Newly renovated 4BD/3.5BA 3 level home w/private gate, deep water boat dock and elevator. Main floor features a chef ’s kitchen, great room, bedrooms with ensuite baths, half bath and formal living and dining. Master retreat covers 3rd level with ocean views.

$2,995,000

$399,900

107 OCEAN PLACE, SARASOTA

Custom Key West style home on Siesta Key w/ private beach! This home features imported cabinetry, hardwood, Travertine marble & quality carpeting, hand crafted details, granite, soaring 2-story ceilings, 2 master suites, custom kitchen w/ Thermador, Bosch, & Sub-Zero appliances, separate Butler’s pantry, aquarium glass overlooks beach & Gulf views, elevator, surround sound and a 10 car garage.

$4,895,000


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Southside hosts colorful fundraiser

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Students ran through clouds of colored chalk at the Southside Jog-a-thon Color Run.

outhside Elementary School students ran through rainbows of colored chalk to raise money for new turf on the athletics field Feb. 10 at Southside Elementary School. All the participants were wearing T-shirts designed by third grade student Tais Gadar as they took their place on the starting line. The nice, new shirts were doused with technicolor chalk with every lap. After the last lap, the exhausted participants checked out their vibrant new attire before filing back to their classrooms. — ANNA BRUGMANN

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Sophia Warren and Wiela Donovan

Beth Scheiderer hugs Sinclaire Scheiderer after the Jog-a-thon.

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GOLDEN GATE POINT

$5,495,000

CASEY KEY

$5,295,000

L’AMBIANCE – LONGBOAT KEY

$2,695,000

LIDO SHORES

$2,200,000

Third floor grand residence with 5,658 SF, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 2 terraces with water and city views. Private boat dock and 2 car garage.

Ninth Floor residence with 12’ ceilings and amazing views of Gulf, Bay and city Skyline! Sophisticated updating. New impact rated doors and windows.

Key West Style Gulf to Bay compound on over 3/4 of an acre offers coveted island living only available on Casey Key.

Mid-Century Modern completely renovated in 2007. Three bedrooms, generous and private gardens with deeded beach access.

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$529,000

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GOLDEN GATE POINT

Eight unique residences with floor-to-ceiling windows. Resort style pool/spa, cabana, individiual garage space and private elevator foyer.

Urban oasis with a feeling of a rural homestead. Character-filled main home w/ separate office, studio and guest quarters. Double lot!

Quiet and private 3 bedroom home with a generous office and a separate apartment above garage. Enchanting outdoors with a pool and spa.

Short distance to the Bayfront, City’s galleries, restaurants, & shopping. This completely renovated 2 bedroom condominium is perfection!

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Open and spacious 3 bedroom custom home with detached fully-equipped guest house, hand-scraped wood floors, two car garage, and magical water feature!

$499,000

Live in the heart of the cultural corridor and close to downtown, theater, galleries and fine restaurants. Second-floor, 3 bedroom unit.

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S A R A S OTA 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive 1603 Valerie Telfair 941-315-5488 A4144744 $2,500,000

S A R A S OTA 300 S Pineapple Avenue 201 Jonathan Abrams 941-232-2868 A4136333 $2,249,900

S A R A S OTA 4085 Founders Club Drive Terri Healey & Nicole Dovgopolyi 941-320-0389 A4170941 $2,149,000

S I E S TA K E Y 7417 Sanderling Road Kim & Michael Ogilvie 941-376-1717 A4169325 $995,000

S I E S TA K E Y 36 Island Circle Rinat Sikdar 941-993-9292 A4162885 $925,000

S A R A S OTA 3805 Camino Real Gloria Totti-Cervoni 941-544-7746 A4175860 $850,000

S A R A S OTA 5875 Snowy Egret Drive Team Dunn 941-809-2154 A4176683 $774,900

S A R A S OTA 1723 7th Street Valarie Wadsworth 941-780-3858 A4175584 $750,000

S A R A S OTA 770 S Palm Avenue 503 Dana Westmark 941-356-5091 A4175263 $595,000

S A R A S OTA 2719 Stanley Place Bryan Dwyer 941-809-9106 A4148973 $549,990

OSPREY 1411 Southbay Drive Robert Harsch 941-223-3690 N5911502 $539,900

VENICE 420 Alligator Drive Ryan Skrzypkowski 941-387-6630 A4174217 $499,000

S A R A S OTA 3840 Prairie Dunes Drive Kristina Talkie & Judy Arreola 941-266-8658 A4174478 $439,000

S A R A S OTA 4415 Legacy Court Anja Deichmann 941-284-7987 A4176020 $380,000

S A R A S OTA 835 S Osprey Avenue 303 Francoise Borel 941-228-3768 A4173923 $369,900

VENICE 1461 Brenner Park Drive Crystal Cosby 571-230-5013 A4171725 $359,000

VENICE 13328 Coluccio Street Deanna Kennedy 941-545-8124 A4160649 $349,900

NORTH PORT/ VENICE 5160 Pine Shadow Lane Frank Lauber 941-468-5204 A4176209 $329,900

S A R A S OTA 4639 Deer Trail Boulevard Janet Montgomery 941-544-7031 A4175947 $329,000

S A R A S OTA 3975 Square East Lane 9 Gladys Carrasco 941-400-1520 A4176445 $323,900

S A R A S OTA 7627 N Leewynn Drive 6 Tom Bangerter 941-587-6187 A4170444 $299,000

NORTH PORT 2434 Bartek Place Scott Johnston 941-232-5482 N5911340 $259,900

N O KO M I S / N O R T H V E N I C E 309 Mestre Place Dan Freed 941-735-0770 A4177345 $250,000

NORTH PORT 2166 Penfield Terrace Kaitlin Kuhn 941-400-7861 A4176267 $249,900

S A R A S OTA 3230 Brunswick Lane 709 Linda Thompson 941-400-0805 A4175978 $230,000

S A R A S OTA 5301 Myrtle Wood 39 Elizabeth Van Riper 941-993-6842 A4173972 $219,000

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home on Casey Key tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Jerry and Rita Collins, of Osprey, sold their home at 1143 Casey Key Road to Merle and Janice Whitehead, of Orchard Park, N.Y., for $6,169,600. Built in 1987, it has six bedrooms, six full baths, two half-baths, a pool and 6,616 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $4.5 million in 2010.

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GROVE HEIGHTS David and Mary Barry sold their home at 1924 Grove St. to Bonner and Kimberli Chance, of Sarasota, for $1.05 million. Built in 2014, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,607 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $480,000 in 2014. DESOTA PARK David and Delores Kinsman, of Woodinville, Wash., sold their home at 1930 Wisteria St. to Toby Skelton, of Sarasota, for $945,000. Built in 2002, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a

pool and 3,060 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $910,000 in 2014. CONDOMINIUM ON THE BAY

Gerard and Karen Shepherd, trustees, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 1604 condominium at 888 Blvd. of the Arts to Roger and Jacqueline Wickens, of West Sussex, United Kingdom, for $885,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,729 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $525,000 in 2012. ONE HUNDRED CENTRAL

Walter Scherr and Sylvia Fiammetta sold their Unit G713 condominium at 100 Central Ave. to Nicholas Gallinaro and Elaine Gallinaro, trustees, of Longboat Key, for $800,000. Built in 2005, it has two bedrooms, two-anda-half baths and 1,691 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $725,000 in 2011. DOLPHIN TOWER

101-14D Gulfstream LLC sold the Unit 12K condominium at 101 S. Gulfstream Ave. to Michael Zimmerman, of Lancaster, Pa., for $485,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,408 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $55,000 in 2012. Peter and Sherry Tracy, of Longboat Key, sold their Unit 15G condominium at 101 S. Gulfstream Ave. to Candice Friday, of Sarasota, for $405,000. Built in 1974, it has one bedroom, two baths and 965 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $35,000 in 2012.

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

JAN. 30 - FEB. 3

Other top sales by area SARASOTA

Bayview Heights Norman Statland, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the home at 2625 Colony Terrace to Donn Osmon, trustee, of Sarasota, for $1.45 million. Built in 2007, it has three bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,634 square feet of living area.

SIESTA KEY Bay Island

Charles and Deborah Vollmer sold their home at 826 Norsota Way to Hakim and Melissa Morsli, of Sarasota, for $2,228,000. Built in 2006, it has five bedrooms, six baths, a pool and 5,661 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $2,625,000 in 2007.

Teresa Chaviano, trustee, of Palmetto, sold the Unit 5F condominium at 101 S. Gulfstream Ave. to Amy Glasow, of Sarasota, for $370,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,390 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $230,000 in 2014.

Turtle Rock Scott and Dana Reinke, of Charlton, Mass., sold their home at 4800 Benchmark Court to Gena Williams, of Sarasota, for $512,000. Built in 1996, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,123 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $521,000 in 2014.

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Wade Bingham Jr., trustee, of Panama City, sold the home at 246 Yacht Harbor Drive to Adryanna Sutherland, of Mason, Ohio, for $480,000. Built in 1979, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,797 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $305,000 in 1993.

EAGLES POINT AT THE LANDINGS

Sally Katz, trustee, and Alan Katz sold Unit 402 condominium at 5450 Eagles Point Circle to P. Beverly Peyser, of Sarasota, for $475,000. Built in 1998, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,514 square feet. It previously sold for $375,000 in 2011.

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Success from Generation to Generation Karen Cash Greco is one of those rarest of Realtors• – a true Sarasota native and multi-generational Floridian. After decades of remarkable success in luxury Sarasota home sales, Karen was joined in 2015 by her son, Garrett Greco, forming a dynamic real estate team.

These are the largest city of Sarasota and Sarasota County building permits issued for the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, in order of dollar amounts.

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Casey Key tops home sales at $6,169,600

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n Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist Applicant

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1233 N. Gulfstream Ave. #503 Alterations

Marei Chagnon, trustee $141,000

1923 Lincoln Drive

Addition

Winston Spurgeon

$75,000

1619 Hansen St.

Pool/spa

Justin Powell

$46,939

310 Ringling Point Drive

Seawall

Gary Douglas

$40,000

166 Golden Gate Point #22

Windows/doors

Francis Graves

$32,500

760 Indian Beach Lane

Pool renovation

Gerald Bogner Jr.

$29,268

1756 Bahia Vista St.

Pool/spa

Thomas Osterman

$28,861

1842 Rose St.

Pool enclosure

Eric Suescun

$17,999

1350 Harbor Drive

Seawall

James Ritchey

$16,000

3609 Palonia Court

Alterations

Dean Theros

$13,650

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5318 Siesta Cove Drive

Alterations

Eric Clayton

$145,000

2639 Bougainvillea St.

Addition/

Mary Orcino

$135,467 $130,000

S I E S TA K E Y 815 Tropical Circle A4169014 $2,345,000

S I E S TA K E Y 5332 Shadowlawn Drive A4157847 $2,075,000

S I E S TA K E Y 4129 Roberts Point Circle A4176875 $1,575,000

S I E S TA K E Y 5153 Sandy Cove Avenue A41631582 $974,000

4822 Ocean Blvd. #11D

Remodel

Olga Hanlon

3111 Dawson St.

Remodel

Kevin Aikman

$83,133

3940 Waypoint Ave.

Pool/spa/deck

David Truxton

$54,380

2253 Valencia Drive

Remodel

Sharon Sweeney, trustee $52,608

3901 Waypoint Ave.

Pool/spa/deck

David Truxton

$51,724

1800 Mackintosh Blvd.

Pool/deck

Robert Merrill

$43,200

3243 Pine Valley Drive

Renovations

Rebecca Mouhot

$42,000

5326 Hunt Club Way

Windows

L. Jean Daane, trustee

$41,240

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Get inspired. Meet medical specialists. Connect with others. All at a Novartis MS Education Link Event

ore than 380 couples went to Siesta Key on Valentine’s Day to get married — again. Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judge Debra Johnes Riva presided over the 25th annual “Say I Do Again” event at the Siesta Key Beach Pavilion. Johnes Riva said she spent much of her career in family law, so she’s been involved in a number of divorces. “I feel the need to balance out all those disunions,” Johnes Riva said. People crowded the pavilion and spilled out onto the sand to renew their vows. As the sun set, Johnes Riva finished reading the vows, and 385 couples were married — again.

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Patti and Greg Stratos renew their vows on Siesta Key.

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Located in Sarasota’s hottest neighborhood. Featured in Scene magazine, this 2012 built Classic Coastal style home is defined by its ultra-high end luxury finishes and uncompromising attention to detail. Over 4,000 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms + den + office, exercise room, 3 car garage. Signature cascading water feature creates an incredible ambiance in the pool/spa area. $2,800,000


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Dennis Yoder Dennis Yoder is the classic entrepreneur. His years of experience in our local market translate to results for his sellers and buyers. Dennis has been recognized as one of the top one percent of all Coldwell Banker sales associates nationally. His integrity and knowledge are among his key attributes.

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This Waterfront home has a 50 foot boat dock on deep water within steps to the best beach in the country. Recently Reduced to $1,299,000

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Antiques/Collectibles

Personals

Adult Care Services

1950’S ROLLER Ironing Mangle, $75. Call 941-685-1690.

PURCHASING EAMES, Knoll, Danish, Dunbar, Evans, Laverne, Nakashima, Parzinger furniture, glass, pottery and designer clothing. Tommy McDonnell 772-643-3209.

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ADVERTISE YOUR MERCHANDISE with the total value of all items $200 or less in this section for FREE! Limit 1 ad per month, 15 words or less. Price must be included next to each item. No commercial advertising. Ad runs 2 consecutive weeks in 1 Observer. 941-955-4888 Or Email ad to: classified@yourobserver.com (Please provide your name and address) Or Online at: www.yourobserver.com Or mail to: The Observer Group P.O. Box 3169 Sarasota, Fl 34230 BEDROOM SET: dark color, dresser, 2 night stands, double mattress. $199. Call 941-966-7184, Osprey. CLOTHES DRYER: Electric Whirlpool, front load, like new $150. Microwave, GE, Turntable Model, 1100 watts, $40. 941-924-0871. EVENT TENT: White, 10’ by 10’. Weights, etc. Quality. $175. 941-350-0566. KITCHEN CART: solid wood on casters, 26wx18d34h, drawer and cabinet doors, like new $25. Bob, 941-346-8370. LIFT CHAIR Recliner, tan, microfibre, $200. Call 941-685-0469. LIONEL TRAIN engine: #6220, excellent condition, runs, $200. 941-323-9417.

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TABLE: WHITE oval frosted glass, 42”Wx76”L, $150. 941-822-0596. TILE SAW: 7”, used once, $40. 941-924-7504.

BUYING ART

COMMUNITY SALE Saturday, Feb. 18th - 8am-12noon Woodside South Clubhouse 7100 Bright Creek off Bispham between 41 & Gulf Gate

Auto Transport

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Condos/Apts. For Rent PALM AIRE CONDO: 2BR/2BA, furnished, great views, upgraded, utilities included. Available March or April $2800/mo. 941-351-1741. SIESTA KEY: 1 & 2BR, beach to bay. Seasonal, Annual, Monthly. Starting at $1100. Siesta Key Realty, 941-349-8900 or siestakeyrealtyrentals.com

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Homes For Sale WOOD FLOORS AND LAMINATE Sales and Installation. Master craftsman working in and around lakewood ranch and Sarasota. over 15 years excellent references. Fully Licensed and Insured. Call for free estimates Joe Davis, 941.929.3000.

PRIVATE CAREGIVER: CNA/ HHA/ Medical Assistant. Experienced, compassionate and caring. References available. 774-526-7112.

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PALMER RANCH: Botanica. 3BR/2BA, water view, high ceilings, crown molding, lots of natural light. Quartz counters, S.S. appliances, new W/D, attached garage. Near shops and Siesta Key. $369,900. 616-566-0857.

MOEN KITCHEN Faucet $100. Danze Shower Head, $30. Ronco Rotisserie Oven, $50. 941-321-2694.

SOFA AND loveseat: purple/ rose/ beige flower, excellent condition, $200 o/b/o. 267-242-1951.

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This week’s Cryptoquiz answers 1) Macedon, 2) Aristotle, 3) Undefeated 4) Destiny, 5) Charisma Alexander the Great

This week’s Sudoku answers

AT VILLAGE WALK: Beautiful on lake with 4 bds, 3.5 baths, plus custom pool and big lanai. No Brokers. Owner 941-921-5687. RARELY AVAILABLE: 4 1/bedroom units on beach on Casey Key. Mike Brossard, Rosebay Real Estate. 941-565-5957.

Vacation/Seasonal Rentals LIDO BEACH HOUSE: 3BR/2BA, lanai, across from beach, walk to St. Armands. No pets. Unfurnished. Available immediately. Long term/Seasonal. 703-638-8128.

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This week’s Crossword answers

Sonny Martin with Coldwell Banker of St. Armands Circle, could do open house for you.

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PATIO FURNITURE REPAIRS

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780-3788 • 822-0436

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Starts at just $30/mo. • Family Owned and Operated Serving Manatee and Sarasota Counties 230795

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Insured

230215

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(941) 966-2960

954-1878

PLUMBING

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rain sensors

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Fully Insured

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38 Years Experience

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813.352.5147

Visa and Mastercard accepted

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230751

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A Private Company Serving the Palmer Ranch Area Since 2007

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Serving South Sarasota Only including: Palmer Ranch – Osprey – Nokomis

230219

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• Pet Sitting • Dog Walking • Over 24 years experience • Excellent references

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(cell) 780-3346 Licensed & Insured

by

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229222

Serving the Palmer Ranch Area |

PET SERVICES

941-345-5264

TREES

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SPG SCHEMMEL PROPERT Y GROUP REP RES EN T IN G

JOEL SCHEMMEL, J.D. 941.587.4894 joel.schemmel@sothebysrealty.com

S a r a s o t a ’ s M OST A M A ZIN G PRO P ERTIES

SHARON CHIODI 941.809.0380 sharon.chiodi@sothebysrealty.com

SchemmelPropertyGroup.com facebook.com/schemmelpropertygroup

Siesta Key | 4401 Midnight Pass Road | $3,095,000

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Coral Cove | 7462 Cove Terrace | $3,690,000

Myakka River Trails | 800 N River Road | $2,075,000

The Oaks Bayside | 324 Osprey Point Drive | $1,995,000

Tower Residences | 35 Watergate Dr, 704 | $1,699,000

Prestancia | 7466 Monte Verde | $895,000

Beach, boating or golf? LET US HELP YOU

609 Golden Gate Point | Starting at $1,650,000

AQUA | 280 Golden Gate Point | $5,495,000 O 0 p m 2/ en 1- 1 9 4 p. m .

Nokomis | 403 Sunrise Drive | $2,176,000

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Siesta Key | 4632 Ocean Boulevard | $2,895,000

FIND YOUR NEW HOME schemmelpropertygroup.com Prestancia | 4520 Murcia Boulevard | $459,000

Sotheby’s International Realty® and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate and neither suggests nor infers that Sotheby’s International Realty participated as either the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of the properties depicted. Colorado listing courtesy of The Boyd Team, Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Prestancia | 4202 Las Palmas Way | $745,000

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