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Temple helps out Temple Sinai members put in some community service for Mitzvah Day on April 7. Family members made 1,400 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, which were distributed to Resurrection House, the Boys & Girls Club and Salvation Army. There were also 900 reading packets made for the Take Stock in Children program for Booker Elementary School.

Housing solutions need dedicated funds, coalition tells city leaders. SEE PAGE 3A

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Pups get their chance for Easter fun. SEE PAGE 5B

City approves bayfront conservancy agreement Commissioners unanimously endorsed a partnership empowering a private nonprofit to take the lead on development of a public park.

DAVID CONWAY DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR

After more than a month of questioning and making revisions, the City Commission unanimously approved an agreement Monday outlining a partnership with a private group that will be responsible for leading a public park project on more than 50 acres of city-owned bayfront land. City staff drafted the partnership agreement alongside The Bay Park Conservancy, a

nonprofit formed specifically to oversee the implementation of the bayfront master plan the city approved in September. The Bay Park Conservancy’s leaders include members of the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization, the group responsible for producing the master plan after holding a series of community workshops. Monday’s vote came after more than two hours of input from commissioners and the public. SEE BAYFRONT, PAGE 4A

The price of a free slice? A tattoo for life. Phil Solorzano, owner of four Solorzano’s Pizza locations, is offering one free slice of pizza every day for anyone willing to have the pizza entrepreneur’s face tattooed on their bodies. He’ll even pay for it. “You just can’t go down the street and buy advertising like that. It’s there forever,” said Solorzano. At least three people have taken him up on the deal.

Can you stop summer hunger? Here are the week’s donation totals for All Faiths Food Bank’s Campaign Against Summer Hunger, which runs through May 15. To donate, visit allfaithsfoodbank.org. Goal: $1.4 million matching challenge Amount raised to date: $1,026,886


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“This is years out from something happening. Maybe there’s some point in the future where it is a good idea.”

Lido Key beach project wraps up More than 200,000 cubic yards of sand – enough to fill 1,500 backyard swimming pools – now rests on Lido Beach following completion of a New Pass dredging project that began in November. The $3.9 million project pumped sand from the waterway that separates St. Armands Key from Longboat Key to about a mile of shoreline south of the Lido Beach Pavilion. Tom Barwin, Sarasota city manager, said in his monthly newsletter the 40-80 feet of additional beach width gives some breathing room to oceanfront property and wildlife.

Hagen Brody, Sarasota City Commissioner, in voting against a series of changes for Fruitville Road. READ MORE ON PAGE 5A

BY THE NUMBERS 18 Floors in the Epoch luxury condominium building, planned to break ground May 1 on Gulfstream Avenue. PAGE 13A

18 Months before possible ground breaking on the first phase of the bayfront redevelopment.

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In an effort to expand the urban canopy, the city, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and the Florida Forest Service, will provide 250 trees to residents at no cost. Residents can reserve their free trees at sarasotafl. gov, and each household is allowed two trees. Also on the website, future tree owners can calculate the best planting location to optimize their annual energy savings. Since 2017, 559 trees have been planted in Sarasota through the Community Canopy program, with another 250 this year.

Blocks of Main Street covered by the Good Friday Walk, planned on April 19. PAGE 12A

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tide and related matters. The event is free and will be held from 1 to 6:30 p.m. in Riverview High School’s auditorium. “We look forward to this opportunity for discussion with our residents

and business who care so deeply about our local waters,” said Director LeeHayes Byron of Sarasota County’s UF/IFAS Extension Office.

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HOME FRONT A group of local churches is leading the charge for more ambitious affordable housing policies in Sarasota. DAVID CONWAY DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR

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ust past midnight early Tuesday morning, more than two dozen members of Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity remained in attendance at the commission chambers at City Hall. The group had dwindled since the evening session of the City Commission meeting began more than six hours earlier, but a dedicated faction stuck around through lengthy discussions of topics including hotel zoning, transit analysis and street design. Their presence at the end of a marathon session was a sign of SURE’s dedication to the last item on the agenda: affordable housing. SURE is a coalition of 19 churches in Sarasota County that advocates for a more just community. Each year, the constituent congregations meet to discuss the most pressing issues members are facing in hopes of pursuing solutions. In the past, their chosen causes have included mental health, criminal justice, local hiring and public transportation. For the past three years, SURE’s priorities have included support for increased affordable housing. As the group has dug into the topic, it’s proven to be a particularly challenging issue to address. “There’s a list of initiatives we’ve undertaken that we have really made successful change on,” said the Rev. Wayne Farrell of St. Boniface Episcopal Church. “This is probably the toughest.” Recently, SURE has focused its attention on a specific policy it believes would make a significant contribution to the local supply of affordable housing. The group appeared at Monday’s commission meeting to encourage the city to create a housing opportunity fund with a dedicated source of local revenue. SURE intends to make a similar request to the County Commission. The proposal would come at a cost. SURE recommended the city invest $5 million into the housing fund and the county $10 million. The group realizes that’s a lot of money, but it argues it would pay dividends. According to the presentation at Monday’s meeting, similar funds in other communities have leveraged an average of $8 toward affordable housing for every $1 of local funding. Farrell applauded the steps local governments have taken to

adjust regulatory policies in hopes of encouraging more affordable housing, but SURE thinks a bigger step is needed to get private developers to build attainable residential units. “The thing that makes this piece kind of a third rail is that it takes revenue,” Farrell said. “That’s where we’re looking for courage from our elected leaders.” The Rev. Keturah Pittman of the Greater Hurst Chapel AME Church knows the first questions officials will ask is about where the money would come from. The Florida Housing Coalition recently prepared a Blueprint for Workforce Housing with recommendations for how to address the issue in the city and county. The document recommended establishing a housing fund and suggested strategies for complementing state and federal funding with local money. For now, SURE isn’t making specific recommendations on how to pay. It wants both commissions to direct staff to investigate options for funding. The group is optimistic officials will be able to find a sustainable source of local money that can be used to establish more housing options for Sarasota residents. “We’re not looking for bandaid support for one year,” Pittman said. “It has to be ongoing.”

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Pittman said she hoped local governments could build a fund to help take action before reaching a point of crisis on housing. Some housing advocates say the crisis is already here. According to 2017 Census data, 49.8% of rental households in Sarasota County are spending 30% or more of income on rent and utilities. A 2017 county report said 40% of all Sarasota households are cost-burdened. For households making less than $50,000 a year, that rate increases to 73%. More than 75,000 of county households are cost-burdened, a number projected to rise to nearly 100,000 by 2040. SURE leaders lend a personal perspective to the statistics. The Rev. Ryan McBride of 12 Springs Church said at least a third of his parishioners would benefit from an increase in the affordable housing supply in Sarasota. At the City Commission meeting, he shared a story about one man who was considering moving into his van because he couldn’t find affordable housing near his work. Another man splits a small apartment, which rents for $1,000 per month, because he can’t afford to live alone on a full-time salary. A third person pays $750 per month to live in an apartment that had been converted from a hotel room; he

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The Rev. Wayne Farrell is part of SURE’s campaign to invest more local funds in affordable housing, calling it a pressing need among the group’s members.

struggled to find a better place to live in a similar price range. These numbers and stories led to a simple conclusion: The current strategies for creating affordable housing weren’t working. McBride said private developers have little incentive to build attainable units and won’t fix the problem on their own. Pittman pointed to other successful models in nearby municipalities, like St. Petersburg. She said the city’s contribution alone could help produce 500 housing units each year. Local funds, SURE leaders said, can be used to offset private development costs. That money can also help secure other public funding; some state and federal grants are more likely to go toward projects where local dollars are already available. That’s why SURE wants to create a dedicated source of income for a housing fund, so local governments are well positioned to react to opportunities as they arise. “Affordable housing really shouldn’t depend on a surplus in the budget or a sudden increase of money here and there,” McBride said. “In lean years, when there’s not an available surplus, housing developments are often needed most in those moments.” POLICY GOALS

City Commissioner Hagen Brody, who placed the item on Monday’s agenda, thinks the city is wellpositioned to respond to SURE’s priorities. He said the city already has an affordable housing trust fund, created in 2004 to gather revenue from an overlay district that is no longer in effect. He said he

personally wanted to learn more about how the city has used that fund — and could use that fund in the future, should the commission show an interest in pursuing SURE’s recommendations. “We have actually a lot of the pieces in place that they are seeking to implement, and I think their ideas are good and valid and worth our consideration,” Brody said. The commission voted unanimously to direct staff to gather information on the existing fund and consider options for setting up a recurring source of money for the fund. The commission noted staff is already working on a report on possible affordable housing policies scheduled for presentation in late summer, though those initiatives focus primarily on land use changes rather than dedicated funding. City Planning Director Steve Cover said those types of regulatory changes are important for creating an environment where it’s easy to build affordable housing. Still, he said an influx of funding would be helpful for producing more attainable units. “It’s a wonderful jumpstart, if that’s the direction the commission wants to go,” Cover said. So, after the long commission meeting, SURE secured a promise to consider the group’s recommendations, but no guarantee any funds would be allocated toward affordable housing. It’s short of where SURE leaders ultimately want to be, but right now, they see it as a sign they may be making some progress on a daunting challenge. “We were delighted with this first step,” Farrell said.

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Questions at the meeting focused on aspects of the partnership concerning financial obligations, community representation, dispute resolution and transparency. At the end of its discussion, the commission felt comfortable moving forward alongside The Bay Park Conservancy on the development of the waterfront around the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. “I think it’s a great start to a very fruitful partnership for not only the city, but the community,” Commissioner Hagen Brody said. Bill Waddill, The Bay Park Conservancy’s executive director, said the agreement will empower the group to begin working on planning and fundraising for the first phase of the park, expected to cost $15 million to $20 million. The conservancy hopes construction can begin within 18 months and a ribbon-cutting could occur within three years. In total, the park is expected to cost between $100 million and $200 million. “This gives us a minimum of a 15-year term to fundraise for, design, implement and ultimately begin operating, in phases, the park,” Waddill said. City Attorney Robert Fournier worked to revise the partnership agreement to address concerns raised at a March commission meeting. Fournier said his priorities included clearly outlining the city’s oversight authority and funding obligations should the commission adopt the agreement. The agreement creates a phased

approach for approving different elements of the project. The conservancy is responsible for creating an implementation plan for each phase that includes details on design and funding projections. The City Commission must approve an implementation plan before obtaining other development approvals and beginning construction on each phase. The conservancy must provide an updated financial plan for the project on an annual basis. The conservancy will be responsible for negotiating leases and creating a naming rights policy for elements of the park project, but the commission must approve those documents before they go into effect. The agreement includes an initial term of 15 years with two 15-year extensions. Either party would have the opportunity to terminate the agreement by providing written notice ahead of a scheduled extension. The partnership agreement includes some provisions pertaining to the city’s financial commitments for the project. City responsibilities include providing “all basic infrastructure” and “municipal services and routine maintenance to the site.” The agreement lists examples of those responsibilities, including streets, sidewalks, utility service, waste collection and landscape maintenance. The city would also be responsible for constructing a parking garage on the site if one is incorporated into the project. Fournier said the agreement was structured so the city would only have to allocate additional money toward those causes as each phase of the project is approved. Still, he said he did not want to minimize the scale of the

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The city will redevelop more than 50 acres of public bayfront land in partnership with The Bay Park Conservancy.

city’s commitment as it proceeds with a park project of an unprecedented scale locally. “We shouldn’t kid ourselves; this is a massive undertaking,” Fournier said. “… I don’t mean that in a pejorative way. It’s just factual.” Commissioner Shelli Freeland Eddie asked about the financial information the conservancy planned on providing as it sought approval for each phase. Conservancy representatives said the implementation plans would include a breakdown of intended private and public funding sources. After some members of the public suggested the city should not approve construction until the conservancy had collected the money necessary to proceed with a given phase, conservancy board

member Jennifer Compton said the group would be careful about putting together its budgets. “We’re not anticipating using funding that we’re not pretty confident is coming in,” Compton said. Commissioner Jen AhearnKoch said she was concerned about the city’s inability to appoint voting members to the conservancy’s board. The agreement states the conservancy will include between 7 and 15 members, including three non-voting members. The city would appoint two non-voting members, and Sarasota County would appoint the third. Although conservancy representatives said there would be other avenues for input, AhearnKoch advocated for the active, explicit inclusion of a broad

cross-section of the community on the board. “I think it’s essential the citizens’ voice is represented on the board, and a voting voice,” Ahearn-Koch said. Despite those questions, all five commissioners voted to approve the partnership agreement, which will include some revisions Fournier drafted Monday ahead of the meeting. Throughout the discussion, conservancy officials attempted to assure the commission — and the community — the group would be acting in the public’s interest as it leads the development of a landmark civic destination. “Going forward, this is only going to succeed if this is a true partnership,” Compton said.

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City Commission rejects Fruitville Road redesigns After deciding against a streetscape project, will the city consider other options for the road? DAVID CONWAY DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR

During a 30-minute presentation Monday, city staff delivered a detailed argument for making a series of changes to a segment of Fruitville Road that cuts through downtown — including narrowing a portion of the street and building roundabouts at three intersections. Staff said the changes would improve safety without negatively affecting vehicular capacity. Planners and engineers argued the proposed design would better connect downtown to neighborhoods to the north, particularly the Rosemary District. They framed the $14.3 million project as an opportunity to reconsider the city’s vision for the street between U.S. 301 and U.S. 41. “We have to step back and say: Do we want Fruitville to be a highway, or do we want it to be a city street with more activity?” Assistant City Engineer Daniel Ohrenstein said. The argument, more than three years in the making, only persuaded one commissioner to support the proposal. At Monday’s City Commission meeting, the board voted to reject staff’s con-

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cepts for redesigning Fruitville Road. Commissioners expressed strong skepticism about staff’s presentation and the purported benefits of the project. “I don’t know what you can say to make me believe these numbers are accurate,” Commissioner Shelli Freeland Eddie said of data presented at Monday’s meeting. The city has been working on concepts for reshaping Fruitville Road since 2015. Staff members developed two design options for the street, both estimated to cost more than $14 million. Staff said the road needs $4 million in improvements even if no design changes are made. One proposal widened sidewalks along the entire corridor by

eliminating bike lanes. A second expanded sidewalks even further by narrowing the road from four lanes to two lanes between Cocoanut Avenue and Lemon Avenue, adding roundabouts in an effort to maintain vehicular throughput. Staff endorsed the second option, known as a “road diet,” because they said it was a better design for an evolving urban environment. Although the commission directed staff to explore options for widening sidewalks along Fruitville Road, it also expressed a general disinterest in making significant changes to the street anytime soon. Commissioner Hagen Brody suggested the city might be better prepared to con-

sider changes once staff has completed an ongoing transportation master plan, a process expected to continue through 2020. “This is years out from something happening,” Brody said. “Maybe there’s some point in the future where it is a good idea.” That may be a source of concern for downtown stakeholders who backed the road diet. Advocates for the proposal said it would address safety issues and create a more vibrant economic corridor along Fruitville. Both residents and business groups encouraged the city to pursue a project they believed would enhance the street. Those groups remain interested in improving Fruitville. “The issues still stand,” said

Patrick Gannon, president of the Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association, a group that endorsed staff’s proposal. The proposed redesign drew both outspoken support and opposition from speakers in attendance Monday. Critics expressed concern about the potential for gridlock, challenging the models city staff presented that showed no negative effects on vehicular capacity. “It is not an option we think is viable for our region,” said Longboat Key Town Attorney Maggie Mooney, who spoke on behalf of the Longboat Town Commission. Supporters of the road diet said it would create a better pedestrian experience along a corridor that today isn’t optimally designed for travel on foot. They saw no reason to question staff’s projections associated with the project. “I don’t think fear of change — and that’s what I see this as, fear of change — should block a significant safety and quality of life improvement for downtown and Rosemary residents,” said David Lyons, a resident of the One Watergate condominium. Mayor Liz Alpert was the lone advocate for the project on the board, calling it an opportunity to realize the commission’s goals of promoting alternative modes of transportation. “I think we’re lying to ourselves if we’re saying we want a walkable city and we get an opportunity to do it and don’t take it,” Alpert said.

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The Sarasota County School Board will likely vote in the coming weeks on a proposed change to its formula for calculating reserve funds in its budget. Having first discussed the potential change at their March workshop, school board members debated heading in one of two directions: n Adopting a statewide formula for calculating School District reserve funds and its requirement for a 3% minimum, based on total revenue, or n Retaining school board policy to reserve a minimum of 7.5% of total revenue. In the current fiscal year, that amount was about $36 million. Both the state law and local policy were established in 2001. Regardless of which option the board chooses, members stressed that the amount of expenditures planned for the next year will likely need to remain the same. School board members also learned the district’s reserve fund will likely fall below its 7.5% benchmark for the first time. Board member Eric Robinson likened the reserve fund options to something with which most car owners are familiar. “What we’re doing is, instead of stopping to get gas, we’re just letting the indicator light go off when we have less gas in our car,” he said. “I don’t think that really solves the problem (of spending).” Robinson and Bridget Ziegler opposed moving ahead with the vote on using the statewide formula and its 3% benchmark. Member Shirley Brown, who was in favor of the statewide calculation, pointed out that Sarasota County Schools would still aim to meet the 7.5% minimum. The only thing that would change, she said, was that the official policy would align with other school districts throughout the state. By not following suit, she said she was also worried the school board would appear not to be following state law. “At this time it’s prudent for us to follow the way that the state says we should do it,” she said. “We should advertise it and next month come back and vote on it.” Both Ziegler and Robinson also questioned why the change in the reserve requirement wasn’t proposed when the school board combed through and revised districtwide policies over the last year. Board Chair Jane Goodwin, who stood in favor of the 3% minimum calculation, closed the discussion by affirming the board would need to continue “sharpening their pencils” over the budget. “We’ve tried to be very vigilant and very good at keeping a resourceful and healthy fund balance,” she said. “It’s going to be a tough year.”

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INTERNATIONAL AWARD Formally recognized for accessibility, sustainability and equity in its Cambridge International education program, Sarasota County Schools has been awarded by Cambridge University with the Mid-Size District of the Year Award for 2017-2018. The award comes from the world’s largest provider of international education programs and recognizes districts that maintain consistently high rates of performance standards, such as benchmark exams, student success and diversity. On April 16, district leaders and Cambridge officials alike congregated to acknowledge the accomplishment at Sarasota High School — the school at which The Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education program was first installed in Sarasota County. “We are thrilled to be the recipients of such a distinguished award from Cambridge International,” Sarasota Superintendent Todd Bowden said. “We strive to provide our students and staff with the best resources available to attain their goals and stretch their skills … We are thankful to have this enhanced curriculum as an option in our district.” Implemented in 2011, the Cambridge AICE program began at Sarasota High School but has expanded throughout all district levels. Not only do Booker High School and North Port High School also have Cambridge AICE programs, but Booker Middle, Heron Creek Middle and Tuttle Elementary have since installed the curriculum to guide students toward a successful college career. By graduating from high school with an AICE diploma, students enter college with a number of credits and can also enter some schools with their tuition paid. One of the major reasons Sarasota County Schools is being recognized, according to North America Cambridge International Regional Director Mark Cavone, is Sarasota County’s continuing dedication to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to pursue higher education through the Cambridge AICE program. “Here at Cambridge, we fully believe in achievement for all, we believe every student in the right circumstance can achieve and really excel,” Cavone said. “We really believe in opening access, and Sarasota County has done that. So we’re really proud to be giving Sarasota County this award.” Last year alone, 250 students across the district earned such diplomas. “As much as there is a rigor to [the AICE program], the teachers and the curriculum will always be there to help you,” said Dante Garcia, an AICE senior at a Sarasota High. “And, if you’re ever lost, not only do you have the teachers, you also have the students and your friends that are there in your AICE program with you that are helping you along the way.”


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Our city needs better governance, not a big park Since 1974, the city’s spending has increased 420%. But what have we gotten in return for all that money? BY JOEL SCHLEICHER AND JONATHAN MITCHELL GUEST COLUMNISTS

Editor’s note: The following was submitted in response to Matt Walsh’s online editorial, “Commissioners: Sign the agreement.”

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e love living in Sarasota because of the great people, the arts, the weather, the plethora of dining options, etc. Like so many, we made a choice to live here. Our appreciation for the city, however, has been hampered by the many shortcomings pertaining to city management and governance. With the goal of improving governance, we have formed BEST — Boosting Effectiveness Supporting Transparency — with the intent of making Sarasota even more enjoyable, efficient and livable. The need for reform of the city government is compelling. In nearly a half-century (1970 to 2019), the population of Sarasota/Manatee counties has grown from about 220,000 to more than 800,000 — a 360% increase. During that same period, the city of Sarasota has grown to 57,000 residents, from 40,000 — an increase of 43%. Some may view the relative growth rates as a positive. Others may not. Either way, there can be no disagreement that what you’ll read in the next paragraph is shockingly disappointing: The city of Sarasota’s budget in 1974 was $10.8 million (inflation adjusted: $55 million in 2019). By 2000, it had escalated nine-fold to $96 million. And, in 2019, the budget has grown another 240% to $230 million. So while the Sarasota city population has grown at a compound annual rate of less than 1%, the city budget has risen at an annual compound rate of almost 7%. On an inflationadjusted basis, we are paying 420% more than in the base year. But what has the City Commission done to improve quality of life? Consider this sampling of fiscal leadership miscues: n Lift Station 87 project — Originally estimated at $9 million and scheduled for completion in late 2012, the project now is estimated at $50 million, and the project is still not complete. n Public parks — The city found it necessary to pass a special tax district last year to maintain its public parks because, despite the enormous budget to run our city government, there simply wasn’t enough money to maintain our existing parks. Now the city wants to spend $200 million in public and private funds on another park — this one on the bayfront. There are already more than six city public parks less than a 10- minute drive from that destination — four are on the waterfront and seldom used. If

this were to be paid with all philanthropic dollars, that would be one thing. But the establishment of a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) is a new tax on residents. A TIF needs the approval of the county commissioners and should be rejected. However, if the city and county commissioners insist on proceeding, then issue a countywide bond that requires a vote of all county citizens. The county has done a beautiful job at Benderson Park that is accessible and used by all residents of the county — as opposed to a new park convenient only to Sarasota city. n Bobby Jones Golf Club — The city authorized more than $1 million for a consultant to study renovating the golf course. But according to one city commissioner, the city doesn’t have the $20 million recommended to renovate the golf courses. n Police pension plan — Unlike the employees of the non-union Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, the Sarasota Police Department has a union pension plan that, when considering the $50 million unfunded liability, essentially makes the city functionally bankrupt — without raising taxes. (By the way, the total unfunded pension liability for all city employees is $150 million; on top of this, the city owes more than $100 million in long-term debt.) A coordinated county effort would be more cost effective. n Water — Paying for a city of Sarasota Water Department is absurd. Most area water emanates from the Peace River Water Authority, which provides water for Sarasota and Manatee counties. As city residents, we essentially pay for BOTH! The city’s water department is superfluous. Irresponsible leadership has been protected by a self-serving, dysfunctional governing system. It’s not all just about money. Indecision and endless debate have resulted in nothing more than wasted time of our elected officials and administrative staff. As a city, we are devoid of responsible leadership! Here are a few topics — debated for years — where no resolution is in sight: n Homelessness — Thousands of hours have been lost debating a reasonable course of action. Yet, today, we’re no closer to solving our concerns. n Downtown parking meters — Initially, there were none. Then, after a time, it was decided to install parking meters downtown. After installation, they were removed. Now that they’ve been eliminated, guess what? They’re on their way back. Our city administrators concocted the means to pay for a parking enforcement department they hired and now have to pay for. n Permitting — The myriad regulations and inflexibility of city staff drive up the cost of permitting for businesses, homeowners and not-forprofits. n GWiz building — The back-and-forth decision, or we should say non-decision, regarding the razing of the GWiz building at the bayfront has con-

NEW GROUP FORMS FOR ‘BEST’ GOVERNANCE We have formed a new organization, BEST — Boosting Effectiveness Supporting Transparency — to improve the city’s governance. If you are interested in participating, contact us at “Best” Plan for Sarasota, P.O. Box 699, Sarasota, FL 34230.

sumed vital time that could have otherwise been spent dealing with far greater concerns. Let’s try to be positive: What has city leadership done in 50 years to improve our quality of life? n Are our city services improving? Ask anyone seeking a permit, and the answer is an obvious no. n Has the traffic congestion lessened or a viable plan been put into place? No. n Has crime dropped? Has the homeless issue been settled? No. n Has flood control improved? Because it floods throughout the city after 20-minute rainfalls, the answer is another obvious no. n Related to flood control, has the city done anything to create retention ponds or used pervious materials to collect water and filter water before untreated nutrients run into Sarasota Bay? Not only no, but last year the city was responsible for 900,000 gallons of untreated sewage running into Sarasota Bay. If you agree that the answer to all or most of these questions is no, then you’ve identified mismanagement. The lack of effective, transparent leadership is the cause. There is a solution. A few years ago, The Argus Foundation sponsored a trip to Sarasota for Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson. He previously served as mayor of Louisville. Mr. Abramson related the history of disagreement between the county and the city of Louisville. By eliminating one of the layers, by unifying the county and the city into a single governing body, the taxpayers of Louisville benefited greatly — in terms of management and economics. Louisville is not the only place where this formula has worked. A similar change was successfully instituted in Jacksonville and Nashville — cities and counties larger than Sarasota. Sarasota County has started some consolidation, and we, the citizens of the city of Sarasota, have an opportunity to be included. We look forward to identifying and working with other civicminded individuals to brainstorm ways to “BEST” (Boosting Effectiveness Supporting Transparency) manage our wonderful city and bring more efficient and transparent governance, making Sarasota a better place to live, work and play. Together, we can make our community reach its potential. Joel Schleicher and Jonathan Mitchell are residents of the city of Sarasota.

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Mote’s Benderson Park aquarium will further region as a leading center for science and education. The writers: This commentary was a collaboration of George H. Mazzarantani, Co-Counsel to Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and director of The Gardener Foundation, a private family foundation that is a Mote supporter; Keith Mercier, president of The Argus Foundation; Paul Caragiulo, former city of Sarasota and Sarasota County commissioner; John W. Saputo, president/owner of Gulf Coast Eagle Distributors and retired Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps; and John and Amanda Horne, founders and owners of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar restaurants.

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ry more than 60 years strong, by Association of Zoos and and its public aquarium nearAquariums — second only to ing its 40th birthday, the team the Smithsonian Institution. members at Mote proudly say So why the need to relocate they have served generations of the present aquarium? Mote’s local families and tourists from scientific research on City around the world. Island has run out of space. According to Mote’s records, This inability to expand the Mote Aquarium has generdirectly impacts Mote’s efforts ated positive cash flow since it to become the catalyst for opened in 1980. Those funds development of a Silicon Valley Courtesy rendering in turn have helped provide of marine science and technolMote’s aquarium is proposed on the north end of Benderson Park. the laboratory with funding to ogy in our region. achieve so much for our waters Mote works around the world and marine wildlife. to save coral reefs, develop new Records also show 350,000 STEM (science, technology, ers in our region. This speaks sustainable seafood farmpeople visit Mote each year. engineering and math) teachvolumes of the philanthropic ing technologies, address the Independent data projecing labs and will offer educacommunity’s belief in this impacts of red tide, innovate tions suggest that number tional programming to some project. advanced-technology underwill double to nearly 700,000 68,000 students from SaraMote is also working with water sensors and derive new at the new site. In fact, this sota, Manatee and surrounding corporations to secure spondrugs from the sea. In turn, it data projects that Mote’s SEA counties free of charge. This sorships and contributions. brings all that knowledge back will generate tourism-related STEM education component Mote is also requesting local to Southwest Florida. annual revenue of $28 million of Mote’s SEA represents an and state governments to recOur region is revered for its per year. annual cost of more than $3 ognize what the philanthropic assets: our beaches and bays, More than 3.16 million million and signifies a valueand corporate communities the cultural arts, ballparks and people live within an hour’s added component of Mote’s already know: This project is other sports venues, wonderful drive from the proposed site SEA, making our communitoo important an economic green spaces and exceptional (as compared to 1.38 million at ties and our quality of life that opportunity to pass up. The educational institutions. It is Mote’s current location), givmuch more attractive. projected economic impacts without question that Mote ing them easier access. There is the initial invest— $280 million from construc- Marine Laboratory & AquarWhile tourists may choose mentcenterpiece needed to launch this tion alone and $28 million design per ium is one of the primary, to visit because of the 1 millionThis beautiful game-changing project. We year from tourist-related operhomegrown institutions that sofa showcases elegant Upholstered in a plush chenille fabric SOFA style emphasize and accommodating support. creating a cozy place to relax. gallons of amazing marine “initial,” because ations —SOFA will quickly surpass makes our region unique. life displays from around the Mote is raising funds for the the cost of a one-time investWe believe Mote’s SEA will world, we believe they will one-time creation, not annual ment by any single entity. draw more tourists and visileave with something even operations, of Mote SEA. What is special about Mote tors to this area and provide more inspiring: a new appreWhile Mote SEA’s $130 SEA is that independent the opportunity to highlight ciation for Mote’s world-class million campaign may sound and objective science is its all our assets to the rest of the scientific contributions. ambitious to some, we note core mission. Mote research world. We enthusiastically We were particularly excited that more than $30 million productivity was ranked No. embrace the Mote SEA vision to learn that Mote SEA will already has been committed by 1 for all non-profits and No. 2 and encourage others to do so have three state-of-the-art visionary philanthropic leadfor all institutions accredited as well.

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Arlington Park checks in with complaints about Cabana Inn Residents could lobby the city to increase maximum fine for violating noise rules. DAVID CONWAY DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR

At both of the last two meetings of the Coalition of City Neighborhood Associations, the group has discussed resident concerns associated with a motel and bar located at 2525 S. Tamiami Trail. The source of consternation was a familiar one. The Cabana Inn has long been the subject of complaints from the adjacent Arlington Park neighborhood, landing on the docket of the city’s code compliance hearings more than 50 times in the past decade. Residents say issues persist at the property. Recently, the city issued 11 citations for violations of the commercial property maintenance code at the Cabana Inn. The motel was the subject of discussion at an April 4 code compliance hearing, and it’s on the agenda for July 25, too. City staff said the citations are largely aesthetic issues: broken windows, damaged fascia, substandard painting and more. But residents have also complained about the level of noise, a point raised at April’s CCNA meeting.

“Right now, the loud music starts about midnight and goes until about 4 a.m.,” said Mary Anne Bowie, president of the Arlington Park Neighborhood Association. Although the Sarasota Police Department has received 61 calls for noise disturbances at the Cabana Inn since 2018, including 12 so far this year, there have been no citations issued in 2019 for noise or excessively loud music at the property. Despite the lack of recent citations, Arlington Park residents have suggested stronger punishments might be necessary to discourage violations of the city’s noise ordinance. Currently, there is a maximum $500 fine the city can levy against repeat violators of the sound regulations. In May, CCNA is set to hear a presentation on a proposed resolution recommending the maximum penalty be increased to $5,000. The idea came about after a March meeting of Arlington Park residents, CCNA board members, city officials and police staff focused on the Cabana Inn property. According to the text of the resolution, City Manager Tom Barwin encouraged the group to endorse more stringent regulations to the City Commission. The resolution would also recommend the minimum fine for an initial violation go from $100 to

$250, increasing the fine by $250 for each subsequent violation. “Numerous violations with $100 citations over the past several years by the city police department appear to have no impact in changing the situation,” the resolution states. The CCNA discussion of the Cabana Inn sparked broader conversations about code enforcement. City Code Compliance Coordinator Lawrence Burleson said the city generally responds to code-related issues only after a complaint. “We’re more of a reactive department only because of staffing,” Burleson said. Although some residents have expressed a desire to see stronger punishments for code violations, Burleson said that’s not a priority for staff. He said state regulations prohibit code enforcement departments from taking a punitive approach. Property owners must be given a reasonable amount of time to address a violation, and city staff would rather see somebody willingly address an issue instead of issuing a citation. “Since we are code compliance, that’s what we strive for,” Burleson said. “Typically, we want voluntarily compliance.” Cabana Inn owner Rodney Dessberg could not be reached for comment.

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Good Friday walk set to take over Main Street Sarasota Ministerial Association hopes for 1,000 participants. AMELIA HANKS COMMUNITY REPORTER

Siesta Fiesta planners aim to raise awareness over public beach access Date: April 27 Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meetup location: Siesta Key Beach blue lifeguard stand (nearest to Access 11)

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The potential for privatization of a public access point on Beach Road may have fallen quietly to the background, but some Siesta Key residents are determined to keep talking about it through their Siesta Fiesta Beach and Village 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser. Siesta Key residents Victoria Ochoa and Harris Williams — the event planners — are leaders of a group called Save Siesta Key Beach Access 10, whose goal is to oppose development of land adjacent to the north-end access point, which is making its way

through the county’s environmental evaluation process. Because of the orientation of Beach Access 10 and its proximity to potential private development behind the row of homes along Beach Road, organizers fear the pathway from the corner of Calle Del Invierno to the sand could someday be converted to a private use. But what does the Siesta Fiesta do to further Save Access 10’s goal? Simply put, Ochoa and Williams hope it will raise awareness. “If we don’t get on this right

away, it’s going to sneak up on us,” Ochoa said. “People can go out, get fresh air, look at beautiful marshes and help them understand what’s going on.” “We are concerned about some of the development ideas and what’s been pushed through … People come [to Siesta Key] because of the beauty,” Williams said. “My concern is that the development always finds a way to disrupt part of the beauty.” The event itself is being hosted at a house that Williams owns, which sits at the edge of Access 10 and Beach Road. The event will include a 5K and kayak race, awards, raffles, live music and more. Donations to the Siesta Fiesta will be matched and go toward aiding local food banks. The Clean Ocean Coalition will also be present to teach attendees about sustainability.

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The Rev. Dr. Tom Pfaff remembers a Good Friday morning walk in which he got caught up in peoplewatching. “There was a jogger running around and through us who started watching. One of the pilgrims came up and gave her a service book, and she joined us all the way to the end,” said Pfaff, the president of the Sarasota Ministerial Association. “I always get caught up watching the children and the kids and how they’re responding to the words.” Pfaff and the Sarasota Ministerial Association have organized the Good Friday walk, which takes place April 19, since 2001 when it took over for Church of the Redeemer’s Men’s Prayer Group. Members of the Church of the Redeemer started the walk in the 1970s. This year, Pfaff said the association is hoping 1,000 people will gather at 7:15 a.m. opposite the Hollywood 11 theater. The walk ends at Church of the Redeemer, 16 blocks to the west. The group will walk down Main Street with a police escort front and back, blocking intersections as the procession carries on. The Rev. Fredrick A. Robinson will welcome everyone at 7:30 a.m., and then the walk will begin. There are 14 Stations of the Cross, and some of the stations are at landmarks in Sarasota. The sixth station is on the steps of First Baptist Church. The walk takes around one hour and is less than a mile. Pfaff said he barely notices the distance and time, though people do join at


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100 feet away from the Palm Avenue property line. Young said Seaward took pride in the building’s design and expressed optimism the public would come to support the project. “When someone drives along Mound (Street) or on the bayfront, I think people are going to find this is going to be an incredibly beautiful addition to the neighborhood,” Young said. Although Seaward plans to break ground on the building next month, there could still be one obstacle to overcome. The public has a 10-day window to file an appeal to an administratively approved site plan, which means a resident could still challenge the city’s decision until April 22. Bob Hendel is a South Palm Avenue resident and member of the group SHOUT, formed specifically to address concerns about construction on the street. After the city announced the site plan approval Friday, Hendel confirmed residents were discussing their options regarding the project, but he said it was too early to say whether an appeal may be forthcoming. “It’s preliminary for me to comment,” Hendel said.

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Ian Bremmer talks geopolitics in Sarasota Bremmer rounded out the 2019 RCLA Town Hall Lecture Series at the Van Wezel. BRYNN MECHEM STAFF WRITER

Some Sarasota residents may be feeling 10% less crazy about politics. At least, that’s what Eurasia Group President and Founder Ian Bremmer, promised when he started his Ringling College Library Association Town Hall lecture April 11. After cracking jokes about how Julian Assange’s stint in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London aged him — “Holy hell, what happened to Bernie Sanders?” and “You can’t live with a cat by yourself for that long.” — Bremmer got down to business. He promised to make audience members less crazy about politics by focusing on three things: what is happening at home, Russia and China. “With these three things, I’m going to tell you why politics feel so bad today,” Bremmer said. “When you’re watching the news and you’re thinking, ‘Oh my god, war,’ or, ‘Oh my god, they hate each other,’ if you remember these three things, it will actually explain a large majority, and in some cases, almost all, of why it’s happening.” Upon examining what is happening at home, Bremmer said

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the U.S. problem is very similar to those nearly all wealthy democracies in the world face. “Lots of our citizens increasingly feel like the system does not work for them,” he said. “They feel the leaders are not as legitimate as they used to be, that they are being lied to.” Those sentiments of a rigged political system, Bremmer said, can be seen in feelings about Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump, in the yellow vest movement in France and in New Zealand’s Christchurch mosque shooting. Economic inequality, antiimmigration sentiments and military response are just a few of

the internal problems Bremmer cited, which he said are only exacerbated by social media platforms where people can choose to follow only those who believe the same things they do. “You take those four reasons and you get an unprecedented level of political polarization inside every wealthy developed democracy in the world,” he said. “It is not just happening here.” The next factor Bremmer said people should take into consideration is Russia. Because Russia is in economic decline, its people are doing everything they can to undermine the United States and other wealthy countries, he said, cit-

ing the creation of the fake social media campaign “blacktivist” and Russian support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. “They want a weaker U.S. They want a weaker Europe. They want a weaker trans-Atlantic relationship, and those are all the reasons why we have the stability that we have,” he said. “They are putting money, offensive cyber capabilities, disinformation, into making our societies feel more rigged.” On the opposite end of the spectrum, he said, is the third factor — China. China is not in decline, and is instead growing economically. Bremmer said as China grew, the Americans assumed it would become a free market economy and more politically open like the U.S. However, as it grows, China has seen the end to presidential term limits, is avoiding a free market economy by investing in key strategic sectors and is allocating money to U.S. allies through its Belt and Road initiative. “China is not trying to make it worse for us,” he said, “but, they are building an alternative model that lots of countries around the world are increasingly aligning with or hedging toward.” If people keep those three ideas in mind, Bremmer said they will have a much better chance of understanding today’s geopolitical climate. Bremmer rounded out the 2019 Town Hall series, but the 2020 season lineup was announced during the event (see page 15A).

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ture will be Feb. 17. FREELANCE JOURNALIST SAM QUINONES

Quinones, a freelance journalist and three-time author, will speak March 2 about his experience traveling all over the U.S. to write “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.” Quinones, who worked with the Los Angeles Times for 10 years, has reported on immigration, gangs and drug trafficking.

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A former White House Chief of Staff, a travel guru and an awardwinning photojournalist are all scheduled to make appearances in Sarasota as part of the 2020 Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series. The lecture series’ 40th anniversary lineup was announced last week and will again feature speakers from a variety of fields. “From leadership and politics to medicine and the arts, our renowned speakers will enlighten, instruct and entertain attendees in our 40th anniversary season,” said 2020 committee chair, Ollie Johnson, in a release. The lineup is made up of John Kelly, Rick Steves, Wendy Sherman, Sam Quinones, Lisa Genova and Annie Leibovitz. “We look forward to celebrating 40 years of bringing influencers from the world stage to our stage in Sarasota,” said Stephanie Grosskreutz, RCLA executive director. The 2020 season also marks the 45th anniversary of the Ringling College Library Association. Since launching the annual series, RCLA has made more than $11 million in gifts and commitments

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Genova, a neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author, will give a lecture March 23 focused on neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and autism. Through fiction, Genova describes the journeys of those affected by neurological diseases.

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for student scholarships and support of the Alfred R. Goldstein Library. “Our Town Hall Lecture Series and the continuing support of our members make it possible for talented students with limited financial means to attend Ringling, while supporting the ongoing needs of our library,” Grosskreutz said. Lectures will be presented twice, once at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. All lectures will be presented at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Subscription tickets for RCLA members will go on sale June

1. Those wishing to become an RCLA member and subscribe to the 2020 Town Hall Lecture Series can call 941-309-5100 or visit the RCLA website. FORMER WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN KELLY

Kelly, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, will kick off the series Jan. 27. He served as President Donald Trump’s secretary of homeland security and White House chief of staff until January 2019. TRAVEL GURU RICK STEVES

On Feb. 11, audiences can hear from Steves, who, in addition to

hosting the public TV series “Rick Steves’ Europe,” is a best-selling author of more than 50 European travel books. Steves urges travelers to break away from the tourist mold and become temporary locals while away from home. AMBASSADOR WENDY SHERMAN

Also speaking in February is Sherman, who served as undersecretary of state for political affairs, and led the U.S. negotiation team to a conclusion of the Iran nuclear deal. President Barack Obama awarded Sherman the National Security Medal. Sherman’s lec-

PHOTOJOURNALIST ANNIE LEIBOVITZ

Rounding out the series on April 7 is former chief photographer for Rolling Stone, Leibovitz, who will shed light on her career in journalism and the arts. With work featured in Vanity Fair and Vogue, Leibovitz developed a portfolio that includes fashion photography as well as portraits of actors, musicians, athletes and political figures.

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Richard David Nash

Rebecca J. Denison

Richard D. Nash went to his eternal home on April 7th, 2019.

Rebecca “Becky” J. Denison, of Sarasota, FL, passed away peacefully at Tidewell Hospice House on Monday, April 8, 2019, after a ten-year battle with breast cancer.

Ralph Garland “Morry” Morrison, 92 of Sarasota, Florida went home to the Lord on March 12, 2019.

DONATIONS: In lieu of flowers, donations made by made to Tidewell Hospice, Inc.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Nash, and grandson, Christopher Scott. He leaves his daughter, Martha Scott and her husband, Alan Scott; son, Scott Nash; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. His sisters and brothers all passed before him except for a sister, Madeline Blackwell of Daytona Beach. His brothers were Albert, Harold, Clyde, James and George Nash. His sisters were Eleanor Nash, Norma McDonald, Gretchen Thomsen and Faye Geirlach. Richard served in the Army for five years, was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and he retired from the Postal Service, both of Lorain, Ohio.

DONATIONS: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the National Alliance on Mental Health.

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She was born December 30, 1958 to Frank and Mary Jane (Bryant) Denison in Waukegan. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob Best and father, Frank. Becky is survived by her sons Geoff McLin (Grace) and Skyler McLin (Lauren), both of Austin, Texas. Additionally she is survived by her mother, Mary Jane, of Mundelein and brothers Charles (Debra) of Lindenhurst and John (Rosemary) of Lake Villa. SERVICE: A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Community Protestant Church 418 N Prairie Ave in Mundelein, with visitation open two hours prior to the service.

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Presbyterian Church for many, many years. He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Morrison Jennings, Cheri Morrison Long, step-daughter Sherry Pennington Hosfeld (Rex) and step-son Richard W Pennington (Jeannine), grandchildren Julie Jennings Gann (James), Angela Jennings Davis (Ryan), Ryan Jennings (Nicole), Jennifer Long Yesh (Jason) and Jared Long (Jami), Catherine Hosfeld Buchmueller (Braden), Melissa Hosfeld Smith (Christopher) and Laura Hosfeld Watson (Daren) and 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Ralph is survived by his brothers Raymond Morrison (Esther) and Harold Morrison (Glenna).

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He was born in Indiana to the late Glen Morrison and Edna Mabel Reinholt. He was married to the late Mary Catherine Pennington Morrison for 42 years, and was married prior to the late Mariola Personette for 23 years. Born on the family farm, by the middle of high school he declared that farming was not for him. He secured a job and living quarters at a grocery store in town. That decision eventually lead to a 50 year career in the grocery business. The pinnacle of which was reaching a Vice President position with Super Value Foods, one of the largest grocery wholesalers in the country. He became a specialist in location development, placing grocery and later fabric stores all over the mid-west and the south. His budding career was put on hold when he joined the Marines soon after graduation. He shared fond memories of traveling the world as a young man, including time in China and being part of the Marine contingent present during the Philippines Independence Ceremony What was almost never spoken of was his experiences as a BAR and machine gunner on Iwo Jima. He never forgot the horrors of war or the friends he lost. He mas a member of the Moose, Gideons, and American Legion. He and his wife Cathy were members of Covenant Life

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Cardinal Mooney boys lacrosse goaltender Nick Petrucelli is the team’s anchor in net.

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Riverview High junior girls lacrosse midfielder Gabriella Connelly scored five goals April 16 in the Rams’ 11-9 home district semifinal win against Manatee High.

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Cardinal Mooney senior Nick Petrucelli confirmed that, yes, getting hit with a lacrosse shot does hurt.

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Sarasota High senior baseball player Harrison Long went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs April 9 in the Sailors’ 12-2 home win against Palmetto High.

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The Sarasota High boys track and field team won its district meet April 13 at Manatee High.

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ick Petrucelli’s legs looks like a galaxy: seemingly endless stretches of black and purple. “I have nasty welts all over,” he said. “But I always come back.” Such is the life of a high school lacrosse goaltender. Petrucelli, a senior on the Cardinal Mooney High boys team, gets to wear a mask and upper-body pads in net, but has no protection for his lower extremities. When guys are hurling 5 1/₂ ounces of solid rubber at you, that can be an issue. Petrucelli said players at his level can fire shots anywhere from 60 to 85 mph. He makes no attempt to pump

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Cardinal Mooney High boys track and field athlete Meko Mays won the triple jump (39 feet, 7.25 inches) April 11 at the Cougars’ district meet at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal.

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Nick Petrucelli is a senior leader in goal for the Cougars.

his toughness: Yes, getting hit hurts. A lot. His eyes widen thinking about it. But he has never considered trying a different position. He has been a goaltender since his first day of lacrosse practice eight years ago, when his coach asked for a volunteer to man the goal and none of his youth teammates raised their hands — so he did. Petrucelli has helped the Cougars to a 19-1 record as of April 16, including a 16-4 win against Lakewood Ranch High in the district semifinals. Petrucelli made 14 saves against the Mustangs, giving him 125 on the season. The Cougars’ shot-suppressing defense has helped keep opponents’ shots low, but Petrucelli has held his own. Last season, Petrucelli split playing time with then-senior Griffin Worsham before Worsham missed games down the stretch with injuries. Petrucelli took control of the position in Worsham’s absence as the Cougars became the first Sarasota County program to reach the regional finals (“Elite Eight”). This season, there was no question about who would start in goal — and while goal suppression is one reason why, there were other reasons, too. “Senior goaltending is highly important,” Cougars coach Derek Wagner said. “There are situations that come up during games where you need a veteran back there, talking to the defense and calling out ‘slides’ (when one defender leaves his man to cover another), etc. “Nick’s general confidence has improved (this season). He has

IF YOU GO BOYS LACROSSE DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Who: Cardinal Mooney High (19-1) vs. The Out-of-Door Academy (12-3) When: 7:30 p.m. April 18 Where: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Notes: The Cougars defeated the Thunder 13-2 on March 19.

command of the defense. It helps out the whole team. They can listen to him and know what is happening on the field.” Leading Lakewood Ranch 16-2 with six minutes remaining, the Cougars conceded a goal Petrucelli was not happy about allowing. “Hold the wall!” he said to his defense. The game was not in doubt, but Petrucelli was playing like it was. It is one of the reasons he has found success. Petrucelli is committed to Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., an NCAA Division II school he said will give him a chance to play competitive lacrosse while getting a quality education. Pending the results of Mooney’s April 18 district final game against The Out-of-Door Academy, the Cougars will prepare for another postseason run. While the team’s prolific offense gets most of the attention, Petrucelli and the defense in front of him are key to the team controlling possession and keeping the game in its own hands. Any deep run will require him playing well, and he is up for the challenge. “We are an energetic team to play,” Petrucelli said. “There is action, start to finish.” Hopefully that action includes less shots at his legs. But he will block them either way.


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Former Sailors pitcher Jordan Gubelman is a junior at Missouri.

also at Stetson: Antoine Sanchez, a sophomore men’s tennis player. Sanchez has volleyed between the Hatters’ No. 2 and No. 3 slots this season, racking up a singles record of 10-8, including a current three-match win streak. Sanchez is also 9-6 in doubles matches. Sarasota alumnus Jaasiel Torres is doing big things for North Florida track and field. Torres, a freshman, won the high jump (six feet, nine inches) at the North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville on April 5. It also matched his career-high outdoors mark. It happened at Hodges Stadium where he won

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Former Sailor Jaasiel Torres is winning high jumps as a freshman at North Florida.

poll for the first time since 2017 at No. 21. On the softball diamond, former Sailor Alexis Johns has started 37 of 42 games for Florida International. Johns, a freshman outfielder, is hitting .269 with a triple, six RBIs and 11 stolen bases. She has also scored 17 runs and holds a perfect fielding percentage with three outfield assists. Former Pine View School student and Sarasota Crew rower

Clark Dean helped his Harvard varsity eight boat win its April 14 race against Brown (5:45.3). Dean, a freshman, was in the stroke seat for the race, which helped give third-ranked Harvard the overall win at the meet and take home the Stein Cup. Riverview High grad Mark Townsend has started 20 games for the Stetson baseball team. The freshman infielder is hitting .245 with nine RBIs and 13 runs scored. Another Rams grad is

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tough to get through it. In the 800-meter run, focus on that last 250 or so. What is your biggest fear? Tearing my ACL or getting injured somehow. Which superpower would you pick? Flying. It would be easier to get around places. It is just cool. What is your favorite food? Probably Goldfish crackers.

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ound exploded from the crowd of children gathered in the Southside Elementary School cafeteria as Sandy Cameron began to play. Cameron, 32, moved her bow back and forth across the strings, picking out a playful tune she composed herself. While the piece doesn’t have a name, she said at the end of her performance she didn’t think she had ever had so much fun playing her instrument before. Cameron is an acclaimed violinist who came to Sarasota on April 12-13 as part of the Southside School Foundation of the Arts fundraiser. She’s performed around the world, at such locations as Royal Albert Hall in London, New York’s Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

She inspired me to play the piano a lot more and practice more.” — Clara Ledesma, fourth-grader

It was at a 2018 performance at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in 2018 with trumpet player Chris Botti, that SSFA board member Rachel Feldman first heard her. “When Sandy is in full performance, she becomes her instrument. You can’t tell where the instrument ends and she begins,” Feldman said. “I wanted to share that with our community. When Sandy plays, beauty comes out.” When Feldman asked Cameron to come to Sarasota and play for an SSFA fundraiser, Cameron had one condition.

“I said, ‘If I’m going to play to benefit the kids, I want to at least play for the kids,’” Cameron said. “These kids might grow up to be teachers who guide our next generation, or CEOs who give money to the arts. They’re both equally important to support the arts.” Cameron played for a school assembly on April 12, which the children enjoyed. They laughed as she played while walking among them, which Cameron says is a true expression of their reaction to the music. After the performance, the students were invited to ask Cameron questions. Questions such as, “Why do you play the violin?” and “What other instruments do you play?” and “How old is your violin?” She said she started playing the violin when she was 8, because her parents bought her the instrument and her grandfather loved violin music. When she told them how old her violin is (crafted in Italy almost 300 years ago), the students were astounded. Clara Ledesma, a fourth-grader, said watching Cameron made her want to play an instrument herself. “I thought it was awesome she could play so good,” she said. “I play the piano. She inspired me to play the piano a lot more and practice more.” Ava Harlan-Vale plays the guitar and said Cameron’s performance made her want to practice. “She’s really good,” Ava said. “I liked the sound of her playing.” Cameron and Ainsley Costello, a former student of Southside Elementary, played for Southside Elementary School on April 12 and SSFA event on April 13. The fundraiser Cameron performed at will benefit SSFA at the school, which funds a dance teacher’s salary and Broadwaystyle plays the students put on every year.

Kay Bolster and Maureen Keys show support for St. Michael the Archangel.

Acclaimed violinist sparked inspiration during April 13 visit.

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Julie Tames hops to it during an Easter egg hunt for grownups. PAGE 4B

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Mackie Bass asks Sandy Cameron why she likes to play the violin.

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Ella Abrahamson smiles as Sandy Cameron begins to play at Southside Elementary.

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There wasn’t a child in sight at the Children’s Garden and Art Center’s Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 6. The reason? They weren’t invited. This was for grown-ups only. The hunt, which differs from a more typical children’s version mainly in its difficulty and its prizes, appeals to the kid in almost every adult who normally sits on the sidelines at Easter events, organizers said. “I like to party, and I just wanted to get in on the fun,” Crystal Nemec said. “Why should the kids get to have all the fun?” Instead of a blanket of eggs scattered on a lawn, these treasures were not immediately visible. Some were tucked under leaves, some in trees, some out of reach without a little thought and climbing experience. About 600 eggs were hidden. Beer and wine were served. Board member Eva Talbert said the adult egg hunt has flourished in its six-year run. “It’s a friendly competition, which is really brought out by the spirit of the garden,” she said. “The people who come here get to act like a child.” Robin Fulk, one of the owners of the garden, said that competitiveness is one of the reasons children aren’t permitted. “There are money and gift cards and just stuff that wouldn’t appeal to kids in the eggs and as prizes,” she said. A silent auction preceded the

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SIESTA KEY EGG HUNT Start Easter a day early in the playground of Turtle Beach, 8918 Midnight Pass Road. The event is open to children ages 1-6 and is $10 per child. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. There will be goody bags, fire truck and ambulance tours, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office mounted patrol, treats and photos with the Easter Bunny. For information, visit events.siestakeychamber. com.


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S I E S TA K E Y 8440 Midnight Pass Road Marcia Salkin, PA 941-376-6121 A4428796 $895,000

S A R A S O TA 614 Rawls Avenue Lenore Treiman 941-356-9642 A4430530 $895,000

S A R A S O TA 350 Golden Gate Point 32 Michael Moulton 941-928-3559 A4432044 $845,000

S A R A S O TA 1809 Ivanhoe Street Jennifer Thompson 941-928-0790 A4432142 $835,000

S I E S TA K E Y 1238 Sea Plume Way Stacy Liljeberg 941-544-6103 A4408272 $699,000

S I E S TA K E Y 5970 Midnight Pass Road 172 Jill Thomas 941-544-1160 A4432328 $515,000

S A R A S O TA 1459 Landings Circle 63 Susan Mondello 941-544-3387 A4429749 $499,000

S A R A S O TA 5869 Ferrara Drive Gloria Bracciano & Stacy Haas, PL 786-348-9488 A4416291 $458,900

S I E S TA K E Y 6415 Midnight Pass Road 402 Carol Thomas 941-349-3444 A4432223 $449,500

S A R A S O TA 6540 37th Street E Klaus Lang & Nora Johnson 941-320-1223 A4423414 $440,000

VENICE 23894 Waverly Circle Joanne Hammar 941-204-1094 N6105047 $439,000

S I E S TA K E Y 5600 Beach Way Drive 310 Pam Sweeney 941-266-9622 A4432468 $425,000

VENICE 1511 San Ysidro Way Robert Goldman 941-400-2756 N6105010 $399,000

S A R A S O TA 6359 Sturbridge Court Saint Cacchiotti 941-809-0787 A4418604 $381,000

S A R A S O TA 4448 Deer Trail Boulevard Peggy Wellman & Robert Moffatt 941-374-0811 A4415766 $375,000

S A R A S O TA 2750 Cheryle Lane Ann Martin & Joanna Benante 941-356-7717 A4432292 $360,000

S A R A S O TA 4346 Hidden River Road Thomas Cinquegrano 941-284-5049 A4421059 $350,000

S A R A S O TA 3152 Bay Street Barbara May & Emily Eppinger 404-822-9264 A4432029 $280,000

S A R A S O TA 1732 Starling Drive Tina Von Kessel & Brigitte Von Kessel 941-266-2848 A4430280 $275,000

S A R A S O TA 4133 Brittany Lane 20 Lawrence Zeigler 941-228-2612 A4431498 $250,000

S A R A S O TA 1620 Boathouse Circle 102 George Kolar 941-586-7489 A4432156 $245,000

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S A R A S O TA 5630 Golf Pointe Drive 108 Donna Portale 716-308-8189 A4432556 $225,000

S A R A S O TA 4009 Foristall Avenue Tina Von Kessel & Brigitte Von Kessel 941-266-2848 A4431496 $225,000

S A R A S O TA 3742 Parkridge Circle 24-106 Kristina Rain 941-320-2639 A4429674 $207,000

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HARBOR ACRES Susan Benjamin, of Sarasota, sold her home at 1346 Harbor Drive to Alan and Leslie Jones, of Sarasota, for $2.45 million. Built in 1949, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,975 square feet. It previously sold for $355,000 in 1989. TESSERA

Michael Kneeland and Roxzene Hunter sold their Unit 22 condominium at 500 S. Palm Ave. to Michael Ritter and Nancy Wolk, trustees, of Sarasota, for $1.95 million. Built in 2000, it has three bedrooms, four-and-ahalf baths and 3,315 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.7 million in 2017. HARBOR VIEW ON GOLD GATE POINT

John and Carole Witterschein, trustees, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 601 condominium at 650 Golden Gate Point to Cassandra Greene, trustee, of Armonk, N.Y., for $1,385,000. Built in 1962, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 2,791 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $860,000 in 2012.

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Mark and Dina Phillips, of Osprey, sold their home at 4716 Sweetmeadow Circle to Peter and Julie Collins, of Sarasota, for $575,000. Built in 1998, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,932 square feet of living area.

John and Mary-Jo Link, of Minong, Wis., sold their home at 2525 Bayshore Road to JK Moore Ranch LLC for $1.45 million. Built in 1989, it has three bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,521 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,954,000 in 2004.

Derby Bay North Reid and Linda MacCluggage, of Sarasota, sold their Unit B condominium at 1249 Derby Lane to Shoals Realty LLC for $1.45 million. Built in 2000, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 3,088 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.25 million in 2010. Turtle Rock

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Eileen Neer, trustee, sold the home at 1836 Clematis St. to Joel Persky, of Sarasota, for $1.33 million. Built in 2014, it has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,076 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.1 million in 2017. WESTBROOK

John and Jenifer Folvig sold their home at 1432 Westbrook Drive to Philip Kellogg, trustee, of Sarasota, for $1.3 million. Built in 1974, it has five bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 4,718 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $875,000 in 2012.

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Oaks II Bryan and Cheryl Guentner sold their home at 447 E. Mac Ewen Drive to Robert and Christine Armfield, of Carmel, Ind., for $955,000. Built in 1996, it has three bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 5,323 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $720,000 in 2015.

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Samuel Mateer, trustee, and Jon Ann Mateer sold the Unit 6212B condominium at 6212 Midnight Pass Road to Douglas Good, of Liberty Township, Ohio, for $1.25 million. Built in 1979, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,179 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,225,000 in 2004.

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S A R A S O TA 7311 Captain Kidd Circle A4402336 $1,095,000

S I E S TA K E Y 1260 Dolphin Bay Way 204 A4211320 $849,900

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trustee 6343 Sturbridge Court

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5660 Semolino St.

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Source: OMG Survey 2019

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1366 ROBERTS BAY LANE $1,799,000

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4137 HIGEL AVENUE $8,780,000 BUILDING SITE ONLY $3,995,000

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FORECAST

NATURE’S BEAUTY WITH

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 High: 87 Low: 74 Chance of rain: 20%

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 High: 83 Low: 64 Chance of rain: 100%

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 High: 74 Low: 60 Chance of rain: 0%

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 High: 79 Low: 60 Chance of rain: 0%

Michael Cohen captured this close-up of a young heron in South Lido Park.

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SUNRISE / SUNSET

Sunrise Sunset

Thursday, April 18

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Friday, April 19

7:03a

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Saturday, April 20

7:02a

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Sunday, April 21

7:01a

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Monday, April 22

7:00a

7:58p

Tuesday, April 23

6:59a

7:59p

Wednesday, April 24

6:58a

7:59p

MOON PHASES

April 19 Full

April 26 Last

May 11 First

May 4 New

RAINFALL Monday, April 8

0.0

Tuesday, April 9

0.20

Wednesday, April 10

0.02

Thursday, April 11

0.0

Friday, April 12

0.0

Saturday, April 13

0.0 0.59

Sunday, April 14 YEAR TO DATE:

MONTH TO DATE:

2019 6.73 in.

2019

1.14 in.

2018 6.70 in.

2018

1.31 in.

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The Sarasota and Siesta Key Observers reserve the right to classify and edit copy, or to reject or cancel an advertisement at any time. Corrections after first insertion only. *All ads are subject to the approval of the Publisher. *It is the responsibility of the party placing any ad for publication in The Sarasota and Siesta Key Observers to meet all applicable legal requirements in connection with the ad such as compliance with town codes in first obtaining an occupational license for business, permitted home occupation, or residential rental property. INFO & RATES: 941-955-4888 • Fax: 941-362-4808 • EMAIL: classified@yourobserver.com • ONLINE: classifieds.yourobserver.com HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5pm • DEADLINES: Classifieds - Tuesday at Noon • Service Directory - Friday at 3pm • PAYMENT: Cash, Check or Credit Card

Items Under $200 For Sale 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. Call 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 1970 Main St. - 3rd Floor Sarasota, Fl 34236 AMANA FRIDGE: 24.6/cu.ft., white, side-by-side, ice maker, water dispenser in door, excellent condition, $195. 941-706-2399. CHAIR: GREEN print, club style, $100. Call 941-714-0138. DOUBLE BASS Bow. Good condition, $200. (941) 358-8511 www.allegromusicacademy.com END TABLES (2): glass top, very good cond. $50.00 for both. 309-579-2084. FEATHER BED mattress topper, queen, $30. 941-228-9467.

Condos/Apts. For Rent DOWNTOWN SRQ: Lovely gated, furnished, 2BR/2BA condo, abuts Payne Park, pool. $1800/mo. Most utilities. Available 3/30. 6+ to 18/months. No tax. Pictures: Dave, 941-284-4858.

Duplexes For Rent LONGBOAT KEY WATERFRONT: Newly painted, 2BR/1BA, open kitchen, living, dining room, appliances inc., storage laundry room, W/D, 1 car garage. Enjoy open deck. Annual unfurnished. $1350/mo. First, last, security. 941-281-8950 or 941-704-6749.

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Homes For Sale

HARLEY DAVIDSON Chaps: black, suede, fringed, zippered, ladies’, large. Like new. $60. 941-504-0165.

Bird Key Bayfront: 4+BED/4.5BATH, 3/CARGAR, Coveted Downtown Views. $5,350,000

LAWN MOWER: Snapper, rebuilt engine and new starter. Needs drive drive pin, $100. 941-922-6219.

Beach Front Home: 4BED-5BATH, 2CARGAR $4,000,000

PULL GOLF Cart: Spalding with scorecard and ball holder, great shape, $20. 941-321-0843. SCHWINN AIRDYNE bike, $100. Treadmill, $100. All in good condition. 941-483-4492. TABLE SAW: 10”, including rolling stand, and extentions & extra blades, $50. 941-923-6702. TIMBERLAND BOOTS: mens 7, never worn, $50. Ronco rotisserie, never used, $50. Night stand, $20. 941-321-2694.

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

Boats 2004 SEA RAY 240 Sun Deck, 24/ft., Mercury inboard motor, excellent condition, $14,000 negotiable. Call Marty, 941-822-2602.

Garage/Moving/Estate Sales

Golf Country Club: 5BED/5BA, 3/CARGAR $949,500 2.5 Acres: 4BED/3BATH, 3CAR GAR. Luxury kitchen, barn, horses. $700,000 Longboat Key Beach House: on Canal, 3BED3BATH, 2/CARGAR, Dock/Lift, $595,000. House On Canal: granite counters, 3BED-2BATH, CARPORT. $550,000 LBK Condo: view of dock, beach access. $264,900 Buy or Sell with Brooke O’Malley as your Realtor, and CLUB REALTY will Pay your title insurance. Call 941-726-2677

Adult Care Services

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

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Carpentry

Painting/Wallpapering

RON VOIT CONSTRUCTION L.L.C. Comm/Res. Room Additions. Interior Renovations. Kitchen and Bath Remodeling. Door and Window Replacement. Rotted Wood Repairs. Crown Molding and Trim. Call Ron 941-228-7601. State Lic. CBC1259788.

Cleaning BLUE FISH Cleaning Inc. 941-705-3812. Insured, Bonded. Affordable reliable home cleaning, $80, 2 cleaners, 2 hours. BRAZILIAN CLEANING Service by Maria. Residential. Meticulous Cleaning. Excellent References. Free Estimates. Reliable. Lic./Ins. 941-400-3342. CLEANING BY Brazilian Lady. Meticulous, reliable, deep cleaning specialist. Residential. Commercial. New Construction. 941-400-2866. MRS. MAIDS. Detailed & dependable cleaning and HOUSE CHECK SERVICES for your residence. Bonded/ Insured. For free estimates, call 941-400-3175.

CARLO DATTILO PAINTING. Licensed & insured. Interior/ Exterior painting including drywall repair and retexturing. Wallpaper installation & removal, pressure washing. Residential & commercial, condos. Honest & reliable. Free estimates. 941-744-1020. 35+ years experience.

This week’s Celebrity Cipher answers Puzzle One Solution: “I’m a believer in belief. Faith is something that works -- it causes people to do things, it has results.” – Tommy Lee Jones Puzzle Two Solution: “I’m working for the Lord, and even though the Lord’s pay isn’t very high, his retirement program is.” – George Foreman

This week’s Sudoku answers

Computer Services COMPUTER/MAC, SMARTPHONE, Tablet repairs, setups, technology consultations, virus removal. Specializing Seniors/Beginners. On/Off Site. Peg 941-735-3362.

ADVERTISE YOUR

GARAGE SALE As low as $17.50 for 1 week! CALL 941-955-5888 This week’s Crossword answers

HOUSE CALLS! MD fit comes to you! FREE health assessment! CUSTOM Fitness Plan! FLEXIBLE hours! Mdfitsarasota.rehab 941-313-0562

General Merchandise

Storage

GET RESULTS!

SHIP YOUR car, truck or SUV anywhere in the United States. Great rates, fast quotes. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.

Health Services

PXG GEN1 irons almost new, GW-6 iron, $1200 o/b/o. 862-812-9029.

SHAMPOO, CUT, Blow Dry, $25. Express Smoothing System, with Blow Dry, $40. Color free cut, $65. Kathy, 941-356-0495.

DRIVER FOR your vehicle, cargo and pets. Sarasota, Port Charlotte area to MICHIGAN ONLY. Offering services that carriers/ haulers are unable to provide. Background check. Bonded. Insured. Chauffeur’s license. Retired law enforcement officer. 941-323-3945 or www.yhvaletdriving.com

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ESTATE SALE: Saturday, April 20th, 8a.m.-1p.m., 874 Placid Lake Dr., Osprey. Furniture, antiques, paintings, prints, collectibles. Unique furnishings and decor.

Health/Fitness/Beauty

Call (941)921-6675 http://www.bathandracquet.com Mention this ad and get 10% off your first Massage or Facial service.

Condos For Sale 1BR/1BA SIESTA Key, 8625 Midnight Pass Rd, Unit #B104. First floor convenience, turnkey furnished, updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, pet friendly, beach and bay access, boat dock included. $329,000. (941) 929-4744.

Massage WHITE SAND MASSAGE & FACIAL SPA Linda Conti, LMT #MA84893, NMT Charlotte Fenk, LMT #MA85286 Formerly at Massage Experience Siesta Key Now @ The Bath & Racquet Club #MM954

FLOAT YOUR boat in the Ritz/ Hyatt basin from your beautiful marina townhome. 3BR/3.5BA, furnished, 2/car garage, 3/balconies, 24/hr security. N/P, N/S. Annual $4300/mo. +utilities. $7500/mo. 4/month minimum. Available April. 970-948-6815.

GOLF CLUBS: left handed, Taylor Made, excellent condition, w/golf bag and travel bag, $200. 941-914-3079.

LENOX DINNERWARE coffee pitcher, autumn pattern, 9.5”h, $150. 941-539-9322.

Auto Transport

Perfect Solutions For Seniors

Home Improvement/ Remodel-

*Caregivers/Companions * CNA’s/HHA’s

MITCHELL HANDYMAN. Painting, Carpentry, Tile, Pressure Cleaning. Home Improvements, Repairs. Small and large! 941-284-8488.

* Assistance with Daily Living Activities * Hourly 24/7 Care - Affordable Rates * Licensed/ Bonded/ Insured

Phone (941) 809-1438 HHA# 299994819

Landscaping & Lawn Service ARE YOU a real plant lover? Professional gardener seeking beautiful gardens to create and care for. Designing for butterflies and pruning a specialty. Call Nancy, 941-284-3659.

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COMPUTER REPAIR SALES & SERVICE

New & Refurbished Computers Servicing PC & MAC on Site or In Shop Virus Removal We Make Windows 10 User-Friendly!

941-929-9095

LACIVITA CONCRETE

State Lic. CR CO25291

Since 1967

Patios - Driveways - Sidewalks

Law Office of

304176

“No Job Too Small” 303165

Driveways • Sidewalks

CARPET CLEANING

Reasonable Prices

CARPET RESTRETCHING

Free Estimates

Bob & Carol Guthrie 941.993.6613 Serving the Palmer Ranch Area Since 2007

Sliding Glass Door Repair

Pinnacle Home Watch.com Stop Worrying About Your Home While Away

303918

DON’T LET YOUR

DRYER START A FIRE! Call Paradise Dryer Vent Cleaning Today

302789

“FIX IT - DON’T REPLACE” New Deluxe Rollers Will Make Your Doors Roll Better Than Ever Call Mark 928-2263 proslidingglassdoorrepair.com

Dave and Connie Grundy

305732

HANDYMAN

304910

Licensed & Insured

www.PalmerRanchHomewatchers.com PalmerRanchHomewatchers@comcast.net

D O N ’ T R E P L AC E - R E S T R E T C H ! I Use a Power Stretcher | Repairs | 31 Years Experience Guaranteed For The Life of Your Carpet

CLEANING

Licensed/Insured

Watching yourMrHandyman.com home while you’re away

DOORS

David Raines

941.295.7788

®

918-8587

Licensed & Insured

®

can do around your home at www.HawkeyeHomeWatchServices.com MrHandyman.com

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Servicing the Sarasota area since 1999

Also Laying Stone

Serving the Palmer Ranch Area | See everything Mr. Handyman

Assuring a home’s security, livability, and investment value is maintained in your absence

HawkeyeHWS@gmail.com

Michael Koch Concrete, Inc.

552-5766 Office in Palmer Ranch 8586 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238

3680493-01

922-3157

Sharon M. Guy, P.A.

Home Watch Services

Residential Concrete Specialist

304178

WILLS, TRUSTS, PROBATE, ELDER LAW

See everything Mr. Handyman® can do around your home at

HOME SERVICES MrHandyman.com

CONCRETE

ATTORNEY

CALL PINNACLE TODAY! 941-306-1999

DEAD ON TARGET The Observer Service Directory Call 955-4888 to reserve your space LV10366

Licensed Lic. #38333 References

“OUR ESTIMATES & ADVICE ARE FREE”

957-4762 (cell #) 504-3168

KITCHEN/BATH REMODELING Cleaned - Regrouted - Caulked - Sealed

Call John 941.377.2940

STEVE PANEBIANCO H R S

ome epaiR eRvice • No JoB Too SmaLL • ScReeN RepaiRS • paiNTiNG/DRY WaLL • TiLe RepaiRS • & MUCH MORE!

24/7 SERVICE

966-5094 Cell #809-7311

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303206

Dryers and washing machines were involved www.paradisedryervent.com in one out of every 22 home structure fires LICENSED, BONDED & INSURED reported to U.S. fire departments in 2006-2010.

✦ Carpentry ✦ Indoors ✦ Remodeling ✦ Ceramic Tile ✦ Water & Fire Damage ✦ Kitchen/Baths

303166

YOUR SAFETY IS PRICELESS! 941. 979. 2707

306187

404.217.5547

See everything Mr. Handyman® can do around your home at MrHandyman.com

306186

(Next to Beneva Flowers)

306166

Sharon M. Guy

Call Mr. Handyman 941.777.3344

6968 Beneva Road

303143

941.650.9790 YoderAluminum.com

Owner / Operator Insured

301054

Dustin Yoder

a neighborly company

DON’T THROW YOUR COMPUTER OUT THE WINDOW – CALL LORITECH!

305736

“Specializing in 6” Seamless Gutters”


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MOVERS

ROOFING

THE GRAB BAR GUY

Oz the Wizard of Moving

LEAKY ROOF?

For $95 per hour you get: A truck, 2 men with equipment, experience and a great attitude to

make your moving day a pleasure.

38 Years Experience

Licensed and insured #IM2186

PAINTING

Vidar Saetre

941-228-9850

941.504.1423 305830

WePaintSarasota.com

Joe Murray, Owner

MEDIUM

Kenneth Fuhlman Inc.

LARGE

Building & Roofing Contractor • Aluminum, Vinyl, & Wood Soffit & Fascia Repair & Installation • Roofing Repair & Installation • Metal Roofing & Tile Roof Repair Specialists

5-10-15 gallons of paint with a full exterior paint job

/WePaintSarasota

PET SERVICES

941-626-3194

Licensed & Insured CCC - 058059 CBC - 1253936

304904

Doody Free

306172

SCREENING

304174

Dog Waste Removal is in Your Neighborhood

$10/week • $2.50 each additional dog

• Pool Cage Restoration • Rescreening Specialists • Specialty Screens • Paint • Doors and more! Satisfaction guarantee Satisfaction Guarantee Pool cage Restoration/ Rescreening specialists Manufacture and Workmanship Warranties

941-323-7318 • doodyfree941.com

Pet Care

by

Melanie

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

941.228.6479

LAWN CARE

Curt’s Lawn Service

724-2945

303168

LIC/INS FREE ESTIMATES

941-356-5616

Licensed & Insured State Lic CFC056748

Disposal Special

27900 Installed

$

Reg. Price $ 30900 Installed

$20.00 OFF

ANY SERVICE W/THIS COUPON

379-9070

941-232-1192 WINDOWS

Res./Com. ndow & Pressure Clea Lic./Ins. et Wi nin s n wn as Sunrise Win g Su erly kno d Form Serving Longboat Key Since 2005 ows

24 HR. EMERGENCY SERVICE

UP TO

303169

POWER WASHING

Licensed & Insured

10 Years Experience

120

WINDOWS $ 25STANDARD

INCLUDING SCREENS, TRACKS, MIRRORS & FANS

SPECIAL $500 senior citizen discount.

www.sunsetwindowcleaningsrq.com

Local And Long Distance Movers Residential Moves Commercial Moves Pack, Crate & Wrap

304152

dmccarthymoving@gmail.com

Complete Plumbing Services & Repairs Residential, New Construction and Commercial Serving the area since 1993 No Job Too BIG or Too SMALL. We DO IT ALL!

Fast Quality Service at Reasonable Rates Ins./Lic. #RF0048866

...will move anything from a couch to a household

• TREE REMOVAL • COMPLETE LANDSCAPING (941) &345-5264 TRIMMING • SHELL WORK • CLEAN-UPS • MULCHING

• Drain & Sewer Cleaning • Backflows Installation • Natural Gas Installations - Appliance Hook ups • Power Flush & Comfort Height Toilets • All Water Heaters - Tankless - Gas - Solar • All Major Plumbing Fixtures Repaired or Replaced • Garbage Disposals • New Water & Sewer Services • Dishwashers Installed • Wells & Pump Repairs

• Repairs • Remodels • Installs • • Drains & Sewers • Cleaning • Repiping •

David McCarthy Moving 941-704-4278

General Plumbing Services Inc.

941-923-8140

MOVERS

• • • •

Warranties

RICH BRIANDI

PLUMBING

306188

Lic. & Ins.

Manufacture and workmanship

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

Veteran Owned & Operated • Third Generation Master Plumber All Major Credit Cards Accepted Generalplumbingsarasota.com

Free Estimates Lawn & Landscape Maintenance

373-9299

TREES

Doors and more!

303171

WASHED SHELL | RIVER GRAVEL | LIMESTONE MULCH | BOULDERS | BRICK PAVERS DRIVEWAYS | YARDS | WALKWAYS | PATIOS PLANTS | PALMS | FREE ESTIMATES

CALL DAVID

specialty screens / screw replacement / paint

304179

A-1 ROCK+SHELL LANDSCAPING 305737

941-345-5264

(941) 966-2960

LANDSCAPING & LAWN

Fully Insured

State Licensed Contractor #CCC057066

FREE SMALL

303170

All Work Guaranteed

It all starts with a fresh coat of paint Painting & Pressure Washing

Specializing in Re-Roofing & Repairs

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Easter DIOCESE OF VENICE IN FLORIDA

EASTER SUNDAY TELEVISED CATHOLIC MASS

story of Easter is really a story of Celebrate easter With Us! The Hope; God’sat son became the ultimate Come Discover Hope The Taberna

–PalM sUNDaY– sacrifice so that we can be reconciled CELEBRATE WITH sUNDaYEASTER , aPril 14 th US! and live forever in relationship with — PALM SUNDAY — our creator. Because of Jesus’ death aNCtUarY aM and resurrection we can live without Sunday, April 14th –GOOD FriDaY– • Sanctuary • 10:15am fear and despair - hope is alive in Him! This Easter, come hear the full –COMMUNiON serViCe– — GOOD FRIDAY — — COMMUNION SERVICE — story at The Tabernacle. F riDaY, aPril 19th Please join us! Friday, April 19th

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9:30 a.m. - CW Network Sarasota & Manatee Counties Visit dioceseofvenice.org for a complete list of Easter Mass times.

Sunday, sUNDaY, aApril Pril 2121st st • Sarasota • sarasOta Bayfront baYFrONt Park • 6:30am Park • 6:30PM — EASTER WORSHIP SERVICE —

The Tabernacle Church is approximately 2 miles west of I-75 off University Parkway

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COMe DisCOVer hOPe at the taberNaCle ChUrCh

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The church is located two miles off I-75 on University Parkway

The Tabernacle 414 Desoto Rd • Sarasota, FL 34235 941-355-8858 www.mytab.church

CELEBRATE EASTER AT

LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH

Celebrate Easter

EASTER MORNING SERVICE AT 10:00am EGG HUNT DURING THE 10:00am SERVICE

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Sunday, April 21 302341

Journey Through Holy Week With Us

Palm Sunday - April 14th, 9:15 AM Maundy Thursday - April 18th, 7:00 PM Good Friday - April 19th, 7:00 PM Easter Sunrise (outdoor) - April 21st, 7:00 AM Easter Morning - April 21st, 9:15 AM

If you are seeking a place to call home during Holy Week, we are right in the neighborhood. Join us during the week and then celebrate Christ’s resurrection on Easter.

April 14 : Palm Sunday 8:00, 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. April 18 : Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m. April 19 : Good Friday

Holy Week Services Palm Sunday Festival, April 14 Service times 8:15, 9:00 & 11:00 am Maundy Thursday Dinner, April 18 at 5:30 pm Please call office for reservations.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church & School

EASTER SUNDAY 8:00, 9:15 & 11:00 a.m.

(The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)

Lakewood Ranch www.livinglordfl.org

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Living Lord Lutheran Church

The Living Jesus Serves All in Worship!

941-921-3673 www.goodshepherdsarasota.com

Good Friday, April 19 at 12:00 noon

2050 OAK STREET | SARASOTA, FL 34237 941.955.8119 www.firstpressarasota.org

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5659 Honore Ave., Sarasota, FL 34233

Nursery open and communion served both Sundays

11107 Palmbrush Trail (941) 753-9365

8:15 am Traditional Worship 9:30 am Contemporary Worship 11:00 am Traditional Worship

HOLY WEEK SERVICES AND TIMES

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4249 BAHIA VISTA ST, SARASOTA, FL 34232 (AT McINTOSH RD) CALL FOR A BUS RIDE: 941.371.8239

All are welcome to our beautiful Easter morning services as we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord.

Community Easter Sunrise Service

6:30 a.m. on April 21st Siesta Key Public Beach near historic pavilion ~ Bring a Beach Chair or Blanket ~ Maundy Thursday Service

April 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary Chancel Choir and Flute

Holy Week

Palm Sunday – 8:00am no music 10:15am music and choir Maundy Thursday – 7:00pm Good Friday – noon & 7:00pm

Easter Egg Hunt

April 20th at 10:00 a.m. - Community Center Free and open to the public

Traditional Easter Worship

8:00am – Eucharist with music 10:15am – Eucharist with music & Choir

Nursery Provided • Hearing Loop System Available

Connections (Informal) Easter Worship

Special Guests - Philomusica String Quartet

10:00 a.m. in Community Center

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2185 Wood Street

Pine Shores Presbyterian Church 6116 Crestwood Avenue (941) 922-1597 ~ www.pineshorespres.org

CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY 5900 N Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota, Fl Just 2 blocks south of University 305555

Concordia Lutheran Church (at School Avenue, north of Sarasota High School) ConcordiaSarasota.org

Easter Services

9:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary with Full Choir & Brass

941-355-3262 • www.churchofthenativity.com An Episcopal Church serving Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

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EASTER SUNDAY SonRise worship with communion 6:30am Celebration communion, praise band 9am Friendly breakfast, children’s egg hunt 10am Festival communion, organ, trumpet 10:45am Also every Saturday worship 5:30pm


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Celebration St. Boniface

BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

Sunday, April 21 at- April 7am,198am & 10:30am Good Friday Canatata at 5:30 pm Maundy Thursday EASTER FESTIVAL WORKSHIP EasterMaundy Egg -7am, Saturday, 13 at 10am Sunday, April Hunt 21 atThursday-April 8am &April 10:30am 18 5:30pm

April 18 at 5:30

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Good Friday Canatata

Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 13 at 10am

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 13 at 10am

www.beautifulsaviorlcms.com - 941-355-2798

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First Congregational United Church of Christ

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Episcopal Church

8:30 am BLUEGRASS MUSIC 9:30 am BRUNCH 11:00 am TRADITIONAL MUSIC

and pursue it.

12705 FL 64 E • Lakewood Ranch • 941.753.7778 • peacepcusa.org

Holy Week and Easter Worship

April 14

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April 19

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Palm Sunday Services

8:45 & 10:45 a.m. Eucharist

Good Friday Services

7:00 a.m. Dawn Liturgy 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Stations, Meditations, Prayers, Liturgy at 2:00 p.m.

First Church

8:00 p.m. Saturday Eucharist

Easter Sunday Services

8:45 & 10:45 a.m. Eucharist Music by Widor and Stanford; Brass Quintet, Timpani, Organ, Handbells

7 p.m. Worship and Holy Communion

(941) 349-5616 | www.bonifacechurch.org

7:15 a.m. (Regal Hollywood -1993 Main St.)

April 21

eaSTer Sunday 8:30 & 11 a.m. Traditional Worship

9:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship

1031 S. EUCLID AVE, (OFF BAHIA VISTA) 941-953-7044 WWW.UCCSARASOTA.COM

5615 Midnight Pass Road, Siesta Key

The Great Vigil of Easter

9:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship

‘Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here’

Easter Sunday Worship, 9 & 11am Adult choirs, brass quintet, timpani. Egg hunt for children between services 10:15am

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A PROGRESSIVE AND INCLUSIVE CHURCH

Easter Nursery - 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. First Church Kids ( Preschool and Elementary) 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. & 10:45 am - 12:15 p.m.

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.

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Maundy Thursday-April 18 at 5:30pm

Good Friday Canatata - April 19 at 5:30 www.beautifulsaviorlcms.com - 941-355-2798

GOOD FRIDAY

8:30 & 11:00 am

104 South Pineapple Avenue ● Sarasota, FL (941) 955-0935 ● www.firstsrq.com

Palm Sunday Celebration

April 14 at 10:30 AM

The ChurCh of The redeemer

Good Friday Service “Good Friday: We Remember”

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

April 19 at 6:00 PM

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20 at 10:00 AM Children ages 4 to 11 and toddlers with parent are welcome. Snacks and drinks provided.

Easter Sunday Celebration of the Resurrection April 21 at 10:30 AM

PALM SUNDAY – April 14

Masses at 5:30 PM Saturday, and Sunday at 7, 9* and 11 AM*, 1 PM* Mass in Spanish

6908 Beneva Road, Sarasota 34238| 941.922.7595 www.sarasotaucc.org

MAUNDY THURSDAY – April 18 Mass @ 10 AM - Said Mass @ 6 PM* - Sung

JOIN US FOR HOLY WEEK

GOOD FRIDAY – April 19

Stations of the Cross on Main Street, 7:30 AM Good Friday Liturgy, 10 AM - Said Good Friday Liturgy, 12 Noon* - Sung

EASTER EVE – April 20

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19

EASTER DAY – April 21

Taizé Service • Noon

Mass at 6 PM*

Masses at 7, 9 , and 11 AM , 1 PM in Spanish *

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Childcare provided in our nurseries

Dr. Thomas H. Cook 8:45 AM & 11 AM

www.redeemersarasota.org

Easter Egg Hunt after 2nd service

222 South Palm Avenue

A traditional Episcopal parish located in downtown Sarasota 941.955.4263 RedeemerSarasota Complimentary valet parking on Palm Avenue

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PALM SUNDAY

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EASTER FESTIVAL WORKSHIP EASTER FESTIVAL BEAUTIFUL SAVIORWORKSHOP LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday, April 21 at 7am, 8am & 10:30am 7461 Prospect Road-Sarasota FL 34243 Sunday, April 21 at BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH Maundy Thursday-April 18 at 5:30pm 7am, 8am & 10:30am EASTER FESTIVAL 7461 Prospect Road-Sarasota FLWORKSHIP 34243

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7461 Prospect Road-Sarasota FL 34243 BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH

941.349.1166 p r e s b y t e r i a n www.siestakeychapel.org

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