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SARASOTA

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VOLUME 14, NO. 46

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Music on the doorstep.

PAGE 1B THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018

Destination: Sarasota After adding a lineup of new direct flights, SRQ is ready to keep cruising. SEE PAGE 3

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Law and order Booker High School Law Academy received a $10,000 donation from former Assistant State Attorney DeMone Lee. A Sarasota native, Lee returned to his hometown to give back to those interested in the law and criminal justice fields. He presented the check surrounded by students in the Law Academy’s mock courtroom. The Law Academy program began in 2013 and gives high schoolers an opportunity to take law courses along with their regular coursework. Lee said he felt compelled to give as much as he could knowing the sacrifices and resources it takes to become a lawyer.

TAKE A BITE

Night Out participants learn to prevent crime. SEE PAGE 20

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‘Angel’ of the orchestra, Bea Friedman dies at 98

Keep calm and cane on The white cane is a navigation system for the blind and visually impaired, but it also a symbol for motorists to yield to pedestrians who can’t seem them. Lighthouse of Manasota held its first White Cane Awareness Month Walk on Oct. 6 at Payne Park in downtown Sarasota. Participants enjoyed a walk in the park with their white canes, learned about services available to those who use canes and met with dogs and handlers from Southeastern Guide Dogs. “We had a great turnout, and it shows how important it is to ensure that people who are blind or visually impaired can feel safe when they navigate the outside world,” said Lighthouse Manasota CEO Lisa Howard.

A philanthropist who donated without fanfare, ‘Queen Bea’ leaves behind a legacy of giving. SHANE DONGLASAN COMMUNITY REPORTER

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Colton and Adalynn Stauffer with McGruff the Crime Dog on Oct. 2 during the National Night Out, “American’s Night Out Against Crime” event.

eatrice “Bea” Friedman never missed an opening performance of Sarasota Orchestra’s Masterworks concerts. From her view at Seat 10, Row 11, she witnessed hundreds of performances. Her love of classical music and the people in her community inspired more than 40 years of giving back to the orchestra. Friedman died Oct. 4 at her home in Sarasota. She was 98. “She told me that she and her husband had a lot of fun making money, but she had way more fun giving it away,” said friend Phil Mancini. SEE BEATRICE, PAGE 10


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$8,070

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$6,010

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$8,765

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$8,765

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$10,690

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$10,305

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$10,305 $10,305 $10,305

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$7,065

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$7,065

NOW NOW $24,810 NOW $27,910 $41,110 $27,910 $38,600 $41,110 $27,910 $41,110 MSRP $24,810 MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW $32,425 $38,600 $51,415 $36,105 $38,600 NOW $51,415 $32,425$32,425 $36,105 $51,415 $68,475 $68,475 $28,910 $28,910 $36,105 $28,910 NOWNOW NOW $61,410$68,475 $61,410 NOW NOW $61,410 NOW $32,425 NOW $28,910 $36,105 NOW $27,910 $38,600 NOW $41,110 $51,415 NOW $61,410 $68,475 $24,810$24,810 MSRPMSRP

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2018 F-150 KING RANCH 2018 F-150 KING RANCH 2018 F-150 KING RANCH 2018 F-250 XLF-250 2018 F-250 LARIAT 2019 F-250 KING RANCH 2019PLATINUM F-250 PLATINUM 2018 F-250 LARIAT 2019 F-250 KING RANCH 2019 F-250 2018 F-250 XL XL 20182018 F-250 LARIAT 2019 F-250 KING RANCH 2019 F-250 PLATINUM 2018 F-150 KING RANCH 2018 XL 2018 F-250 LARIAT 2019 F-250 KING RANCH 2019 F-250 PLATINUM STK#: JFD32030 STK#: JEB57159 STK#: JEC05085 STK#: KEC03638 STK#: KEC74716 STK#: JFD32030 STK#: JEB57159 STK#: JEC05085 STK#: KEC03638 STK#: STK#:F-250 JFD32030 STK#: JEB57159 STK#: JEC05085 STK#: KEC03638 STK#:KEC74716 KEC74716 STK#: JFD32030 SAVINGS

$4,090

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$4,090 $4,090 $4,090

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$5,065 $5,065$5,065

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$6,010

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$6,010 $6,010 $6,010

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$5,120

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$5,120$5,120 $5,120

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$5,170

$5,170 $5,170

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$5,170

NOW NOW $67,610 NOW MSRP $67,610 MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP $71,700 $71,820 $76,030 $41,675 $71,820 NOW $76,030 $71,700$71,700 $41,675 $76,030 $79,080 $79,080 $36,610 $36,610 $41,675 $36,610 NOWNOW $65,810 $70,910 $73,910$79,080 NOW $65,810 $71,820 $70,910 $73,910 $65,810 $70,910 NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW $73,910 NOW NOW NOW $71,700 NOW $36,610 $41,675 NOW $65,810 $71,820 NOW $70,910 $76,030 NOW $73,910 $79,080 $67,610 $67,610 MSRPMSRP

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n the midst of a period of growth, Rick Piccolo is proud to say Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport has already completed nearly all the major capital projects the facility will need for the foreseeable future. Still, the airport president and CEO divulged there’s at least one task left to do before winter: refurbishing the ticket counter, adding new conveyer belts to service areas that had long been vacant. That might seem like a minor undertaking compared to SRQ’s investment of more than $30 million into terminal upgrades over the past five years. But, with airlines including Allegiant, Frontier and American announcing nine new direct flights from Sarasota in 2018, it speaks to the new challenges an increasingly popular airport is facing. “We’re adjusting to the growth, the quick growth,” Piccolo said. “It’s not just an incremental 5-10%. Over the past three or four months, we’ve had 16-30% traffic increases. In season, we expect to be up somewhere in the 40% range.” Piccolo, who has worked at SRQ for more than two decades, has firsthand experience with leaner times at the airport. The late 1990s and early 2000s brought budget woes as the number of passengers declined. After a period of recovery, SRQ lost AirTran in 2012, then its secondlargest carrier. Piccolo spoke to the challenges airport employees have faced as officials reduced staffing levels by 10% during his tenure. There were larger structural issues to tackle. Sarasota had a reputation as a seasonal destination. SRQ had a reputation as a pricey alternative to other airports in the region. Now, Piccolo sees all that changing. And while he acknowledged the business inherently comes with ups and downs, he thinks the airport is in the process of establishing a new baseline for the amount of activity that’s to be expected. So, what changed? Piccolo couldn’t single out just one thing. Sarasota is going through a period of growth, including in the hotel industry. The airport is in a good place financially, which makes airlines more comfortable moving in. SRQ has an aggressive incentive program for carriers launching new routes. Sarasota and

Manatee county tourism bureaus are effectively working as partners on marketing efforts. “You combine all those factors, and it finally starts to pay off,” Piccolo said. COST COUNTS

One of the leading harbingers of change came on Jan. 9, when Allegiant announced it would begin flying from Sarasota to Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. The news was significant for a variety of reasons. Allegiant is an ultra-low-cost carrier, the type of budget airline SRQ previously failed to attract. Because customers had criticized the airport for its expensive flights, landing an airline that offered fares as low as $48 was exciting. Allegiant began flying out of SRQ in April. It was unusual for the airport. Typically, airlines wanted to launch their flights to coincide with the peak tourist season, maximizing the traffic for a new route. Piccolo saw Allegiant’s decision as a vote of confidence in Sarasota as a yearround destination. He said it paid off, too, with the airline seeing somewhere around 90% of its seats sold for late spring and summer flights. “That showed there’s a pentup demand to come to this community and use services directly out of this airport,” Piccolo said. On multiple levels, it was a sign of things to come. United kept offering service to Chicago and Newark through the summer. Frontier, another ultra-lowcost-carrier, announced flights to Atlanta, Cleveland and Philadelphia. For good measure, American Airlines launched flights to Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago and Philadelphia. Piccolo traces all of that back to Allegiant’s decision. “It started to build on its own critical mass and momentum,” Piccolo said. “Now, we’re getting more tire-kicking from the airlines, because they’re seeing the value system here.” Kristen Schilling-Gonzales, Allegiant’s managing director of planning, said SRQ has made operating out of the airport enticing for airlines. “They’ve kept the costs low and they’ve lowered the barriers to entry,” Gonzales said. Piccolo said the airport has been able to do that because of good fiscal management. Even as it remodeled the terminal, the airport has paid off its debts,

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operating with an annual budget surplus. In the most recent budget, the airport reduced its costs by about $1.60 per passenger — savings that can add up quickly for an airline. SRQ gives airlines the opportunity to fly new routes for free for two years. The airport has a $750,000 promotional budget, with local tourism bureaus committing as much as $125,000 to advertise in new destination cities. Visit Sarasota President and CEO Virginia Haley said the addition of direct routes is a major asset for luring visitors, eliminating difficulties associated with travel to the area. The low-cost flights, in particular, help change the landscape of Sarasota tourism. “Even people who have a fairly high household income, one of the complaints we would always hear was the expense of the flights into SRQ,” Haley said. “Now, you’ve got an option that’s less expensive — and gives you more money to spend while you’re in Sarasota, so we like that.” Piccolo said there’s still ample room for more growth. SRQ employees (and passengers) may have to prepare themselves to handle longer lines, but the airport itself is well equipped for the traffic.

“We could double our capacity here before we’d have to add any facilities,” Piccolo said. “(Airlines) don’t have to worry about some cost spike happening because we added service and have to build whole new facilities.” The growth the airport is experiencing has to slow down sometime, but Piccolo doesn’t think that’s imminent. There are still some goals SRQ hopes to achieve, including adding overseas international service. Operating without direct taxpayer funds, SRQ is also focusing on opportunities for noncommercial growth. The recent relocation of its air traffic control tower allowed the airport to market 92 acres for industrial aviation development opportunities. SRQ’s primary focus remains its commercial air service, though. And, for the first time in years, airport officials are happy to focus on a new task: offering the same level of convenience while moving many more passengers through the gates. “Since we’ve seen this explosive growth, we have spent a lot of time discussing — how do we make sure we maintain the kind of ambiance and experience we want our customer to have?” Piccolo said. “I think that’s going to be the biggest challenge.”

Rick Piccolo credited regional growth and savvy planning for bringing more flights to SRQ.

“We’re adjusting to the growth, the quick growth. It’s not just an incremental 5-10%. Over the past three or four months, we’ve had 16-30% traffic increases.” — Rick Piccolo, SarasotaBradenton International Airport president

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Hurricane waves wreck sandbags, flood Lido park

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Hurricane Michael brought significant effects to Lido Key on Wednesday. The county closed Ted Sperling Park because of flooding. The city, meanwhile, announced that a line of sandbags along Lido Beach had been washed away. City officials said the bags, located near the Lido pavilion, were largely effective in protecting the dunes along the beach. The city intends to explore options for refilling and replacing the lost bags and sand. The city previously spent $30,000 on two tiers of sandbags on Lido Key as a shoreline protection measure. Officials estimate about $17,000 of that sand was in the area affected by rising waters.

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work with the company, acquired the property at 838 N. Tamiami Trail last week for $9.5 million. Ian Black Real Estate Partner Jag Grewal represented Capstone in the negotiations. He declined to comment on the purchase, as did Solinsky. The sale paves the way for the Players Centre to move its operations to a new $30

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In the wake of a long-spanning outbreak of red tide, nitrogen has become a dirty word for some Sarasota residents. Although red tide is a naturally occurring phenomenon, the algae blooms can feast on pollutants that are present in the water because of human activity. That’s why, at the Oct. 1 City Commission meeting, more than a dozen members of the group Hands Along the Water asked officials to implement a year-round ban on the use of fertilizer with nitrogen and phosphorous. Hands Along the Water formed earlier this year as a community campaign to mitigate human effects on red tide. Sarasota County already has a ban on the use of fertilizer with nitrogen and phosphorus during the rainy season — June 1 through Sept. 30 — but the resident activists believe recent red tide conditions demand further action. “If we don’t all do something about this, there will be no reason for anybody to be here,” said Dodie Longfellow, a member of Hands Along the Water. “Our water is our life.” At an Oct. 4 Siesta Key Asso-

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ciation meeting, former County Commissioner Jon Thaxton expressed a similar sentiment as residents asked the best way to fight red tide. He said there were two options for reducing the effects of human pollution: eliminating the pollutants from the water or stopping the pollutants from entering the water in the first place. The latter is much more cost effective, he said. “The goal should be reducing the amount of nitrogen we’re putting in to the waterways,” Thaxton said. “The result is almost certain to be fewer red tides of lesser intensity covering a smaller area over a shorter period of time.” Representatives for Hands

Along the Water acknowledged state regulations prohibit individual cities or counties from implementing a total fertilizer ban. But the group’s request reflects a desire for action on the issue of red tide, considering the ecological and economic effects of the bloom. “We need to have a sea change, no pun intended, on the way we do a cost-benefit analysis of regulations,” Thaxton said. “We need to not consider industries in isolation, but the community as a whole.” The city and the county have regulations in place already designed to minimize nitrogen runoff, such as the seasonal fer-

tilizer ban and a fertilizer-free zone around bodies of water. Both local governments have environmental policies encouraging and promoting sustainable landscaping, including the use of Floridafriendly plants that do not require fertilizer. The County Commission has requested a future discussion about red tide, the date of which is still to be determined. In the city, commissioners have not directed staff to pursue any policy changes focused on red tide. Sustainability Manager Stevie Freeman-Montes said staff is focusing on educational efforts to reduce the human amplification of red tide’s effects. Both

individuals and larger organizations should take the times to review their landscaping plans and determine if they’re complying with environmental best practices, she said. “We all have our footprint, you know?” Freeman-Montes said. She recommended anyone interested in learning more about sustainability to look into the resources offered at Sarasota’s University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension. Thaxton, meanwhile, encouraged residents to press officials for meaningful change on red tide policies. While decision-makers may currently be focused on the topic, as time passes, he thinks they’re likely to pay less attention to strategies for minimizing nitrogen runoff. At the Siesta Key Association meeting, he told those in attendance not to let the emphasis on the issue fade away. “Remember this pain,” Thaxton said.

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plans to respect that feedback and those concerns to make this a project that is a good result for not only Selby, but for the community at large,” Cianfaglione said. The master plan calls for the construction of a parking garage, greenhouse complex, welcome center and a restaurant. The maximum height of the parking garage would be 75 feet, while the greenhouses would peak at 50 feet. Selby intends to close the segment of Palm Avenue that cuts through its property as part of the proposal. The organization estimates the project will cost $67 million. Cianfaglione highlighted ways in which Selby tried to address resident concerns. Drivers leaving the garage would be steered toward Mound Street, an effort to reduce the traffic on Orange Avenue. Selby is also working on making changes to the layout on Orange and Mound in hopes of minimizing the possibility of traffic backing up on both roads. Selby reduced the footprint of the parking garage and greenhouses, pushing the garage back from the street in the process. A chiller plant moved to the interior of the parking garage, designed to minimize sound traveling across the Hudson Bayou into nearby residential areas. With those changes in mind, Selby argued the scale of the project was a good fit for the site’s location — along Mound Street, just south of the edge of downtown. “It is really appropriate with the context of this corridor,” Cianfaglione said. BIG-PICTURE ISSUES

Some of the audience at the meeting offered appreciation for the work Selby has done in response

to resident feedback. The majority of speakers, however, said they were still worried about the proposal. Traffic, in particular, was a leading concern. The master plan includes two points of entry and exit: one on Mound Street and one on Orange Avenue. Cianfaglione said Selby would post a noright turn sign at the Orange Avenue exit, but those in attendance were skeptical drivers could be kept away from the neighboring residential areas. “I truly believe when your main entrance is on South Orange, that’s where they’re going to go,” said Robert Bernstein, president of the Bay Point Park Neighborhood Association. Some residents said the proposed capacity increase alone — the number of on-site parking spaces would double from 250 to 500 — will strain the road network in the area. “We already have traffic calming because of the problems, and we already have queuing issues right there,” Hudson Bayou resident Susan Chapman said. Bernstein said there seemed to be a fundamental gap between residents and Selby officials. Although Selby adjusted its plans in response to some neighborhood concerns, the continued presence of an entry and exit on Orange Avenue speaks to a larger issue: Many residents think the scope of the Selby renovations is not compatible with the surrounding area. “This is going to be more than a botanical garden,” Bernstein said. “This is now being turned into a commercial destination.” Cianfaglione said those involved with the master plan were confident residents’ traffic

ZONING CHANGES As part of the effort to renovate the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens campus, the organization is working with the city on crafting a brand-new zoning district tailored to the implementation of the master plan. The proposed MSBG district includes height and usage restrictions designed around the details of the master plan itself. The concept is designed to address resident concerns about the once-considered use of a downtown zoning district for the property. Allowed primary uses include botanical gardens operations, commercial parking, a restaurant and basic utilities. The zoning district would also allow accessory uses that are “consistent with similar cultural institutions,” including but not limited to event space, boat docks, gift shops and parking garages.

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AMENDMENT 7: First responder and military member survivor benefits; public colleges and universities.

Most Floridians instinctively would say these two measures are the proverbial “slam dunks.” By all means, make clean water and clean air constitutional! But for starters, it was wrong to bundle these two proposals. They should be separate. Nevertheless, the merits and consequences: Vaping: Why is it OK to create smoking rooms in public airports, but not OK to let private citizens operate a workplace of smokers who choose that environment? To put a constitutional ban on smoking and vaping in the workplace is discrimination and government intrusion into individual freedom. What’s more, why is it not discrimination when you ban an employer from allowing smoking and vaping in the workplace, and yet if an employer declines to hire smokers and vapers, he would be sued for discrimination? In both cases, the employer loses: his freedom to manage his property and his freedom to decide whom to employ. Offshore drilling: We all know the environmental arguments against drilling. They’re all about the environment and tourism. But at what price? Imagine another energy crisis — prices skyrocketing, the poor unable to afford electricity, transportation costs crippling the economy. Then it turns out there is a huge supply of natural gas 11 miles off Florida’s coast. Tapping that supply could reverse the crisis. Alas, a constitutional ban would prevent any drilling. You never know. Both of these measures should be addressed legislatively, not in the constitution. We recommend: Vote no.

Grants mandatory payment of death benefits and waiver of certain educational expenses to qualifying survivors of certain first responders and military members who die performing official duties. Requires supermajority votes by university trustees and state university system board of governors to raise or impose all legislatively authorized fees if law requires approval by those bodies. Establishes existing state college system as constitutional entity; provides governance structure.

In past years, we have supported property tax breaks for military veterans and first responders. This proposed amendment falls into that category — bestowing a privilege on the families of those who are killed in the line of duty. Unfortunately, the proposal is vague. It doesn’t specify amounts for death benefits and educational expenses. It says the state “shall waive certain educational expenses.” Voters have no idea to what they are being committed. The second part of this amendment, in effect, restricts government’s ability to tax. State universities’ governing bodies are notorious for raising tuition and imposing new fees. Indeed, we all know the cost of college has risen far faster than cost of most consumer goods and services. Any measure that limits or restricts the power of government is always a plus for liberty. The third part of this measure attempts to codify in the constitution for Florida’s state colleges, formerly the community colleges, the same governing structure that oversees the state’s university system. You can make the case that this makes sense. Both systems should be governed similarly. But another way to look at this is that approving this cements in the constitution another governing bureaucracy. Keep this in mind: Once this is in the constitution, it would take 60% of Florida voters to remove it, which is highly unlikely. What if one day it makes sense for all of Florida’s public universities and colleges to be governed by one set of trustees and a board of governors? If this amendment passes, that option is virtually eliminated. The governance of state colleges can be addressed through statutes; it doesn’t need to be in the constitution. This amendment is a mishmash of good intentions, vaguely worded. We recommend: Vote no. AMENDMENT 9: Prohibits offshore oil and gas drilling; prohibits vaping in enclosed

Prohibits drilling for the exploration or extraction of oil and natural gas beneath all state-owned waters between the mean high water line and the state’s outermost territorial boundaries. Adds use of vapor-generating electronic devices to current prohibition of tobacco smoking in enclosed indoor workplaces with exceptions; permits more restrictive local vapor ordinances.

AMENDMENT 10: State and local government structure and operation

Requires Legislature to retain Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Ensures election of sheriffs, property appraisers, supervisors of elections, tax collectors and clerks of court in all counties; removes county charters’ ability to abolish, change term, transfer duties or eliminate election of these offices. Changes annual legislative session commencement date in even-numbered years from March to January; removes legislature’s authorization to fix another date. Creates office of domestic security and counterterrorism within department of law enforcement.

Another bad case of bundling — four issues in one amendment. Florida government has a Department of Veterans Affairs; it’s just not mandated in the state constitution. The Legislature and governor could abolish it, but c’mon, they wouldn’t dare — not with nearly 1.6 million active duty, reservists and

veterans living in the state. Codify an office of counterterrorism in the constitution? How the state’s law enforcement officers manage their resources should be up to them and the needs of the times, not cemented in constitutional concrete. Who cares, other than lawmakers, about the start date of the Legislature on even-numbered years? Whatever. But the most crucial part of this amendment would take away voters’ home-rule powers. While uniformity in the elected offices of Florida’s 67 counties makes sense, most people also know that government is best when decisions are made locally and not dictated by the state. The crux of this amendment would reduce voters’ freedom to govern themselves. We recommend: Vote no. AMENDMENT 11: Property rights; removal of obsolete provision; criminal statutes Removes discriminatory lan-

guage related to real property rights. Removes obsolete language repealed by voters. Deletes provision that amendment of a criminal statute will not affect prosecution or penalties for a crime committed before the amendment; retains current provision allowing prosecution of a crime committed before the repeal of a criminal statute.

It’ll be a wonder if Floridians understand this amendment. You need to know the background. But first, a telling factoid: Of all the proposed amendments the Constitutional Revision Commission approved, this one received the widest margin of approval: 36-1. Commission members justify the bundling of these three disparate measures as removing three outdated provisions in the state constitution. Property rights: In 1926, Florida added a provision to the constitution that prohibits foreign-born people not eligible for citizenship from owning, disposing or inheriting property. Historical accounts say this was intended to stop Asian farmers from coming into Florida. Other states have had similar provisions ruled unconstitutional and repealed the law. Florida has not enforced this provision. So members of the CRC overwhelmingly believe it’s time to remove it. Indeed. “Obsolete language”: In 2000, Florida voters approved an amendment to create a highspeed rail system. Four years later, voters repealed the amendment. But the language creating the rail is still in the constitution. This amendment would remove the obsolete language. Criminal statute: This is the most important part of Amendment 11. In 1885, Florida adopted a constitutional provision that said whatever the sentence is at the time a crime occurs, that’s the sentence, even if future Legislatures reduce the sentence for the same crime. This is known as the “Savings Clause.” Florida is the only state with this law. Amendment 11’s language would remove the ban of changing sentences retroactively and give the Legislature the authority to do so.

It comes down to fairness: If a criminal is sentenced at the time according to what the law prescribed, is that the price the criminal should pay — even if the law is later changed? Or should he be afforded an opportunity for a lesser sentence if a new law reduces the crime’s sentence? It’s not as if there will be wholesale releases of felons. This provision will give the Legislature the flexibility to change sentences retroactively. We oppose bundled amendments. But this one leans in the direction of expanding freedom. We recommend: Vote yes. AMENDMENT 12: Lobbying and abuse of office by public officers

Expands current restrictions on lobbying for compensation by former public officers; creates restrictions on lobbying for compensation by serving public officers and former justices and judges; provides exceptions; prohibits abuse of a public position by public officers and employees to obtain a personal benefit.

Few things irritate voters more than former elected and public officials becoming rich, fat-cat lobbyists. Amendment 12 would triple the amount of time former public officials would be barred from lobbying their former colleagues. But consider: Information, experience and wisdom are all forms of currency. Then there is this: The older the colder. The longer you are out of the game, the less your value. Sure, intuition says: “Ban the bums!” But this proposed sixyear ban can also be construed as government overreach into individuals’ free speech and pursuit of happiness. It would limit individual freedom. Truth is, no one would need lobbyists if lawmakers had the gumption to quit creating laws that favor one group at the expense of another. Six years is too long. We recommend: Vote no. AMENDMENT 13: Ends Dog Racing

Phases out commercial dog racing in connection with wagering by 2020. Other gaming activities are not affected.

This one brings to mind the 2002 amendment that banned confining pregnant pigs in certain types of enclosures. The matter should have been addressed legislatively. But like the pigs issue, banning dog racing will play on people’s emotions. Just a thought: If we’re going ban dog racing in the constitution because of the perception that racing is bad for dogs, perhaps Floridians should consider banning high school, college and pro football. It’s bad for brains. Dog racing is waning. Rather than clutter Florida’s constitution with provisions on dogs and pigs, let the marketplace determine the future of the sport. Its declining economics most likely will bring it to an end. We recommend: Vote no Next week: The local charter amendments.

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St. Armands leaders talk parking plans Merchants and landlords in St. Armands Circle want to make sure everybody is prepared for paid parking.

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Sometime this winter, a series of green, yellow and magenta signs will go up around St. Armands Circle, heralding a forthcoming paid parking program in the com-

mercial district. In December, following the opening of a parking garage on North Adams Drive, the city will implement a tiered pay-topark system on the Circle. That was the subject of discussion at Tuesday’s St. Armands Business Improvement District meeting, where area property owners and merchants stressed the importance of a smooth transition to paid parking. City Parking Manager Mark Lyons went over the mechanics of the system Tuesday. After parking, visitors will input their license plate into one of the pay stations installed along the street. Users will pay different rates depending on where they parked. The closest spaces will cost $1.50 per hour, while outlying areas will cost either $1, 75 cents or 50 cents an hour. Users can pay with cash, credit card and by mobile app. Different parking zones will be marked with instructional signs of different colors, each denoting the hourly rate. Those in attendance at Tuesday’s meeting urged the city to be very thoughtful in how it promotes the new paid parking system and educates both businesses and visitors to the area. “The way this is branded is going to be vital to the success of the parking department for the city,” BID board member Geoffrey Michel said.

“The way this is branded is going to be vital to the success of the parking department for the city.” — Geoffrey Michel BID board member

BID Director Gavin Meshad said he was particularly concerned about how the public would respond to the use of a pay-byplate system. He wanted the city to seriously consider the best way to make sure visitors knew they had to know their license plate number before they got to a pay station. “I would be really hot if I walk 100 yards and then I realize I gotta put my license plate in,” Meshad said. Lyons was optimistic many visitors to St. Armands would be comfortable with the meters, though he acknowledged dedicated education efforts would also be necessary. He pledged to meet with Circle merchants to teach them about the system, and he said the city would be ramping up a public awareness campaign going forward. Although he’s hopeful things will go relatively smoothly, he did warn the BID that some users would inevitably voice displea-

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To her friends and the community, she was lovingly known as “Queen Bea” and “Lady of the Lobbies” for her generosity. Friedman was born in New York City on April 9, 1920. She came to Sarasota with her husband, Allan, from Chicago. Together they ran the family business, AlphaType, which made phototypesetters for advertisements. Allan had an innate appreciation for music, which he shared with his wife and children. Every night, he played his favorite records for the family and taught his daughter, Ilene, and two sons Sy and Harvey how to play the piano. He attended every piano lesson when they started learning under a professional tutor. The Friedmans began vacationing in Longboat Key in the early 1970s. During one of their trips, they attended a concert at the Florida West Coast Symphony, which became the Sarasota Orchestra in 2008. The performance left an impression on Allan, who told Bea they should get involved with the organization the next time they were in Sarasota, but he never got that chance. Allan Friedman died in 1975 after suffering a heart attack. Six years later, Bea sold the business and moved to Longboat Key yearround. Friedman was committed to memorializing her husband through music. In 1981, she joined the board of the Sarasota Orchestra, where she became a dedicated volunteer and donor for more than 35 years. She created the

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annual Allan Friedman Memorial Concert, which brought accomplished pianists from all over the world to play in Sarasota. In 1996, she gifted $1 million to the orchestra, the organization’s

largest donation to date. The building that houses the orchestra is named in her honor. Her philanthropic work helped shaped the Sarasota Orchestra into the renowned institution it

is today. “We often say she was an angel on earth,” said Joseph McKenna, president and CEO of the Sarasota Orchestra. “It was never about her feeling the need to be recognized. She made these gifts because she knew it was important. The greatest recognition was actually the pleasure she received from observing others benefit from her generosity.” Friedman cared deeply for the musicians and the staff at the orchestra. One of her endowment gifts in the 1980s established the Sarasota Orchestra’s first retirement program. Mancini described Friedman as “everyone’s favorite grandmother.” She was pragmatic and candid but also radiated warmth and enthusiasm. Mancini, co-proprietor of Michael’s On East, worked with Friedman for more than 30 years catering the hundreds of fundraising events Friedman was known for throwing at her home. Mancini and his staff would eagerly wait for Friedman’s call the morning after catering an event. “If Bea said it went well, it made our week, but if she said we had to improve on a few things, she would tell us we would get it right next time,” Mancini said. Friedman was passionate about food, and one of the ways she expressed her enthusiasm was through feeding people. Lamb chops, salmon and shrimp were

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Despite an ongoing campaign to preserve the former Gulfcoast Wonder and Imagination Zone building, the group behind a master plan to redevelop the bayfront says the majority of the public doesn’t want the structure saved. Last month, the City Commission officially adopted The Bay Sarasota’s proposed bayfront master plan. The commission also approved a first phase for the project that includes the demolition of the GWIZ building at 1001 Boulevard of the Arts. Since then, architects and historic preservationists have asked the city to reconsider the future of the building. Supporters say the structure, originally constructed in 1976 as the Selby Library, has historic significance in the community. They believe the city has not done enough to explore other options for the building. Vice Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch, a leading advocate for considering preservation, placed an item on the Oct. 15 commission agenda to discuss the GWIZ building. Ahearn-Koch has unsuccessfully urged other commissioners to set up a new process to review if the building should remain. Although the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization initially

What: City Commission meeting When: 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 Where: Commission Chambers, 1565 First St., Sarasota

said it would remain open to any viable proposals for the GWIZ building as plans for phase one developed, a letter sent Tuesday attempts to cut short the effort to preserve the structure. The SBPO states there are a number of reasons the GWIZ building is slated for demolition. Vacant for six years, the property needs significant maintenance. Positioned close to the bayfront, the building is vulnerable to sea level rise and storm surge. Based on survey results, the SBPO said the number of residents who wanted green space and open access to the water drastically outnumbered those who wanted the building saved. If officials paused phase one to review options for the GWIZ building, the SBPO argued the city would be jeopardizing the future of the bayfront project. “If implementation is delayed in the very first phase of this project, how can trust survive?” the SBPO wrote.

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TAKING CHARGE 9 a.m. — 2200 block of Ringling Boulevard Suspicion: A woman reported a potential fraudulent charge on her debit card. The woman went to a gas station and attempted to pay for gas with the card. An attendant informed her the card was declined, so she paid with another card and left without any further issues. The woman later noticed a pending charge from the gas station on her bank account. She thought the pump she used may have had a skimming device attached to it. An officer spoke to the gas station attendant, who pointed to a sticker at each pump that states banks may place a hold on your account when you purchase gas. The officer informed the woman of the reason for the charge. DIVIDED WE FALL 3:23 p.m. — 1600 block of North Tamiami Trail Property damage: The owner of a restaurant reported that an unknown man entered the men’s restroom and ripped the dividers out of the wall, cracking the tile on the wall in the process. The owner estimated the cost of the damage at $500.

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GARBAGE CHUCK 3:11 a.m. — 1200 block of North Palm Avenue Property damage: An officer received a report regarding a damaged vehicle at a parking garage. Security showed the officer video of the two men responsible for the damage. The video showed the men throwing a garbage can, which weighed approximately 90

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— Pine View School’s Winnie Lu SEE PAGE 14

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“Keep pushing no matter what you hit. There will always be tough situations and always be times after those situations.”

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Cardinal Mooney High volleyball senior Kali Plattner had 18 kills and 11 digs in the Cougars’ 3-2 Senior Night win Oct. 9 against Riverview High.

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Cardinal Mooney High junior running back Tray Hall had 134 total yards and a touchdown Oct. 5 in the Cougars’ 30-20 win against Southeast High.

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Sarasota High crosscountry junior Hunter Renner finished third (17:33.57) Oct. 6 in the boys division of the Tri-County Championships at North Port High.

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Cardinal Mooney High senior golfer Noah Kumar won boys medalist honors Oct. 8 after shooting a 68 at the Donald Ross Invitational at the Longboat Key Golf Club. The Cougars also won the team title, with Kumar, junior Robbie Higgins, senior Jake Nash and freshman Wyatt Plattner combining to shoot 291.

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Riverview High freshman golfer Rachel Carlson won girls medalist honors Oct. 8 after shooting a 76 at the Donald Ross Invitational at the Longboat Key Golf Club. The Rams also won the team title, with Carlson, sophomore Aaron Whitley and freshman Jacqueline Putrino combining to shoot 231.

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Riverview junior Emma Weyant swims the breaststroke in the girls 200 medley relay at the Tri-Country Championships. The Rams finished second in the relay, but Weyant won the 500 freestyle and 200 IM.

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he Tri-County Swimming Championships, held Oct. 6 at Selby Aquatic Center, serve as a measuring stick for swimmers in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. If this year’s championships are any indication, Sarasota County swimmers are more than ready for the Florida High School Athletic Association state series, which begins with district meets later this month. Isabel Traba is one such swimmer. The Sarasota High senior said the focus of her season has been improving on her performance at the 2017 state meet, in which Traba finished sixth in the 200 individual medley (2:06.16) and eighth in the 100 butterfly (55.68). She’s felt good, she said, and hit a goal at the Tri-County meet when she won the 200 butterfly in under 57 seconds (56.92). “I had been looking to do that all season,” Traba said. “I think at this point, I’m set up well to improve on last year’s performance (at states). Which is good, because I wasn’t happy with how I did then.” Traba also dropped nearly three seconds in the 200 IM, going from approximately 2:10 to 2:07.94. She didn’t win that event, fin-

ishing second to Riverview High junior Emma Weyant, but was happy with the result nonetheless. Asked what causes that big of a cut in time, Traba said she “normally (has) no idea,” but this time figured out the reason. “We’ve been doing some good training lately,” Traba said. “Kicking has never been my strong suit, but I’ve been working on it and I feel like I’ve made a big jump in this area. You won’t go far if you can’t kick.” Weyant, who finished second in the 200 IM (2:02.44) and 500 freestyle (4:45.11) and last year’s state meet, is also feeling good. At the Tri-County meet, in addition to winning the 200 IM (2:05.31) over Traba, Weyant won the 500 freestyle in 4:55.83. The meet was one of the first of the season where Weyant swam her state series events, she said, in contrast to Traba, who has swam her events for the majority of the season. The Tri-County meet was too good an opportunity to use on “off” events. Weyant said being around all the top swimmers from each county makes her want to raise her own performance bar. Weyant is still in “high training” mode, she said, but will begin to wind things down as the state series gets closer. Her training will also transition from focusing on pace work to more detailoriented sessions, perfecting the actual stroke motions as best

OTHER FINISHES FROM THE TRI-COUNTY MEET: n Riverview High junior Savannah Barr won the girls 200 freestyle (1:54.46) and finished second in the 100 freestyle (53.53). n Sarasota High freshman Natalie Stafford finished second in the girls 200 freestyle (1:55.87) and 500 freestyle (5:07.56). n Riverview High senior Alexander Gusev finished second in the boys 200 IM (1:57.78) and the 500 freestyle (4:43.06). n Riverview High senior Alexander Gardner finished second in the boys 100 freestyle (48.19) and third in the 200 freestyle (1:46.02). n Riverview High sophomore Jason Brzozowski finished second in the boys 100 backstroke (54.28). n Sarasota High junior Jared Repassy finished third in the boys 100 freestyle (50.44). n Sarasota High sophomore Mercedes Traba finished third in the girls 500 freestyle (5:07.98). n Riverview High sophomore Grace Hu finished third in the girls 100 breaststroke (1:11.38). n Riverview High senior Christina Cianciolo finished third in the girls 200 freestyle (1:57.14). n Riverview High junior Naomi Chance finished third in the girls 50 freestyle (26.27). n Riverview High senior Luci Lozano finished third in the girls 100 fly (1:01.99).

she can. Weyant said she won’t change much in her day-to-day life — she’ll still try to get eight hours of sleep every night and eat as healthy as a high schooler can. The Tri-County meet also showcased the separation between the top programs. Riverview won both the girls (460.5 points) and boys (432.5) overall titles, but the Sarasota girls finished second (369). Things were a bit closer on the boys side, with the Rams edging out Venice High (414). In the boys program’s search for a fifth-straight title, the win over the Indians, who feature Junior World Pan Pacific Championships silver medalist Arik Katz among other strong swimmers, is a good sign for the postseason. Katz won the 200 free (1:43.09) and 500 free (4:36.40), but the Rams’ depth was enough to overcome. District meets will be held Oct. 27 at The Long Center (Clearwater) for Riverview and Sarasota, Nov. 3 at the North Shore Aquatic Center (St. Petersburg) for Cardinal Mooney High and Sarasota Christian and Nov. 3 at the Steinbrenner Aquatic Center (Tampa) for Booker High.

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The fast get faster S wimming wasn’t the only high school sport to hold its Tri-County Championships over the weekend. Cross-country did, too. But the meet, held at North Port High, didn’t have the same level of competition, at least on the boys’ side. That’s because Sarasota High senior Ben Hartvigsen, the defending Florida High School Athletic Association 4A champion, wasn’t there. He, alongside a handful of teammates, were in Cary, N.C., at the Great American Cross Country Festival, where some of the best runners in the country went head-to-head. What was he doing there? Oh, just setting a record. The Sarasota High record for fastest cross-country time, specifically (15:08.90). Hartvigsen finished eighth in the race, a testament to the level of competition there. “It’s pretty mind-blowing,” Hartvigsen said of his record. “I ran faster than I thought I could at this point. I thought I might have a shot at it later in the season, but not now. It’s made me think back to former Sarasota High champions like Adam Bradtmueller and Zack Summerall. They were role models for me, Adam especially.” Hartvigsen said he learned the importance of culture from Bradtmueller, as did the entire program. Hard work pays off.

Without it, Hartvigsen said, you won’t get where you want to be. Hartvigsen said he also learned to set high goals, because you’ll never know you can reach them otherwise. He’s taken Bradtmueller teachings and run with them (literally). It was about this time last year, Hartvigsen said, that he started feeling like other runners were gunning for him. He had just finished second overall (first in class 4A) at the FSU Invitational in Tallahassee, where the state meet is held. Soon after that race, Sailors coach John Stevenson even drew three concentric circles on a sticky note and slapped it on Hartvigsen’s back — an actual target. Hartvigsen missed Sarasota’s first meet to take a standardized test. Coming into the season late, he said, only added to the pressure he feels to repeat. He’s heard interviews from other runners in which they talk about how excited they are to race him. Through the year, Hartvigsen said, he has taken that pressure and figured out how to use it as motivation instead of a hinderance. Like in swimming, there’s only a few weeks left until the postseason begins. For Hartvigsen and Sarasota, the district meet will be held Oct. 27 at Bradenton’s G.T. Bray Park. Riverview High will also be there. Cardinal

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Mooney and Sarasota Christian will have theirs at G.T. Bray three days prior, and Booker High’s will be held at Clearwater Central Catholic on Oct. 25. I feel safe in saying Hartvigsen will qualify for the regional meet, and the state meet after that. The only question remaining is: Will he repeat? No one will have that answer until the state meet, but Hartvigsen is confident. “I’m ahead of where I thought I would be,” he said. “I’ve set some new goals. I’d like to break the 15-minute mark and make the cut for a national meet.

That’s where I’m looking to go now.” Other runners can try to rip that target off his back. But they’ll have to catch him first, and that’s a difficult thing to do these days.

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hen third-grade student Benjamin Gilkey was fighting leukemia, his Southside Elementary School community rallied around the boy and his family. The school also had another student, Avery Rann, who was battling cancer. Gilkey and Rann passed away last year. Now, students, parents and faculty at Southside Elementary are stepping up once again in honor of the two through its Going Gold campaign. This is the second year Southside organized the fundraiser, but this time, they were joined by 12 other schools. Thirteen elementary and middle schools from across the county went gold Sept. 28 in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The Going Gold campaign helped raise money for the Benjamin Gilkey Fund for Innovative Pediatric Cancer Research, a foundation Gilkey’s mother, Laura, started after her son died. “It means so much to me that my son Benji continues to be remembered at Southside,” said Gilkey. “It’s even more impactful that other schools are taking part. Now, we have an even bigger community that is capable of making a difference and making students feel empowered.” Throughout the 13 schools, students and faculty wore the color gold,

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home on Siesta Key tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. 3977 Residence LLC sold the home at 3977 Roberts Point Road to David Kenworthy and Sharon Kenworthy, trustees, of Sarasota, for $1,475,000. Built in 1985, it has four bedrooms, five baths, a pool and 7,060 square feet of living area. SARASOTA

BAY PLAZA John Siff, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 6D condominium at 1255 N. Gulfstream Ave. to Blue Pearl LBK LLC for $640,000. Built in 1982, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,822 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $255,000 in 1984. SARASOTA VENICE CO.

Michael and Millissa Christner, of Sarasota, sold their home at 2505 Wilkinson Road to ML & ML Property Projects LLC for $575,000. Built in 1978, it has four bedrooms, three-anda-half baths, a pool and 3,258 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $185,000 in 1995. ROSELAWN

Robert Pisano, of Sarasota, Richard Alvarez and Alfonso Vargas, of Orlando, sold their home at 2043 Roselawn St. to Mark Pisano, of Plymouth, Mass., and Philip Pisano, of Sarasota, for $470,000. Built in 2007, it has six bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 2,450 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $465,000 in 2017.

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

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Other top sales by area SARASOTA

Morton Terrace Thomas and Rosemarie Harmer, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1662 Prospect St. to Louis Pouliquen, of Sarasota, for $750,000. Built in 1988, it has four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 3,142 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $460,800 in 2013.

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Last Call II LLC sold the home at 1722 Stanford Lane to Noel and Gretchen Speranza, of Sarasota, for $414,500. Built in 1955, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,076 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $618,000 in 2017. ESSEX HOUSE

Donna Baker and Michael Baker, trustees, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 107 condominium at 707 S. Gulfstream Ave. to Terry and Andrea Honroth, of Sarasota, for $412,500. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,247 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $345,000 in 2002.

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Legacy Estates on Palmer Ranch

Taylor Morrison of Florida Inc. sold the home at 5332 Greenbrook Drive to Edward Van der Wel and Elizabeth Van der Wel, trustees, of Woodland Hills, Calif., for $700,000. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 2,868 square feet of living area.

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Bayside Taylor Morrison of Florida Inc. sold the home at 3965 Waypoint Ave. to John and Elizabeth Shields, of Lindenhurst, Ill., for $640,100. Built in 2018, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,310 square feet of living area.

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Thomas and Kathy Mayhall sold their home at 730 Arabian Circle to James and Heather Sandford, of Nokomis, for $590,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 3,223 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $330,000 in 2004.

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David Stewart, trustee, sold the Unit 808 condominium at 435 S. Gulfstream Ave. to Michael and Riselle Duncan, of Sarasota, for $400,000. Built in 1972, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,537 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $272,500 in 2002. SEE REAL ESTATE, PAGE 26

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1749 Lincoln Park Circle

Alterations

Scot Lance, trustee

$80,805

1410 Siesta Drive

Seawall/dock/

James Neis

$62,500

boatlift 3524 Jacinto Court

Renovations

Susan Balas

$55,000

425 Gillespie Ave.

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Matthew Gross

$52,000

1930 Boyce St.

Pool

Eric Fenton

$44,000

37 Sunset Drive #51

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Carolyn Aaron, trustee $43,000

2346 Tami Sola St.

Pool/deck

Thomas Martin Jr.

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Donna Grantham, trustee $18,419

5030 Bay Shore Road

Shutters

Edward Zobitz

$18,000

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Shutters

Melvin Axelrod

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$42,880

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445 E. Mac Ewen Drive

Reroof

Mark Baron

5732 Autumn Fern Circle

Pool

Scott Stegenga

$72,865

665 Eagle Watch Lane

Reroof

Gleason Amboy Jr.

$64,250

378 Tintoretto Drive

Garage

Lee Ielpi

$62,000

5515 Contento Drive

Renovations

Clay Keeley

$60,000

295 Osprey Point Drive

Reroof

Kenneth Smith

4833 Hanging Moss Lane

Reroof

Douglas Francis, trustee $57,500

$78,500

S I E S TA K E Y 4520 Higel Avenue A4400790 $649,000

N O KO M I S/ N O R T H V E N I C E 2015 Calusa Lakes Blvd A4206370 $575,000

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$54,833

863 Mac Ewen Drive

Reroof

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$50,900

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Seawall

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Ryan and Kaitlyn Reid sold their home at 2525 Hibiscus St. to Zachary Brewer, of Sarasota, for $371,000. Built in 1957, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,895 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $279,000 in 2014.

SIESTA KEY SIESTA’S BAYSIDE

Barbara Capizzo, of Nantucket, Mass., sold the home at 609 Lotus Lane to Michaela and Melissa Domson, of Sarasota, for $800,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 1,866 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $192,000 in 1985. WHISPERING SANDS

Cynthia Sherrill, of WinstonSalem, N.C., sold her Unit 301 condominium at 20 Whispering Sands Drive to Donald and Christine Strom, of University City, Mo., for $799,000. Built in 1973, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,282 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $145,000 in 1985. THE PALM BAY CLUB OF SARASOTA

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Paul and Elizabeth Chren, of Sarasota, sold their Unit G-75 condominium at 5966 Midnight Pass Road to Bethany Finance LLC for $754,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,176 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $285,000 in 1998.

GULF AND BAY CLUB

Helena Sitser, trustee, of Lone Tree, Colo., sold the Unit 508 condominium at 5760 Midnight Pass Road to Konrad and Dorothy Wilk, of Lemont, Ill., for $650,000. Built in 1981, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,361 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $200,000 in 1988.

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Cheryl Gaddie, trustee, of Denver, Colo., sold the home at 4949 Commonwealth Drive to Joseph and Kathleen Arbanas, of Sarasota, for $650,000. Built in 2017, it has one bedroom, one bath and 1,134 square feet of living area.

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James and Yvette Waddell, of Mineral Bluff, Ga., sold their Unit 504 condominium at 409 N. Point Road to James and Cathy Sappington, of Aurora, Ill., for $612,500. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,778 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $450,000 in 2013.

NOKOMIS CALUSA LAKES

Lonnie McLain, trustee, of Olney, Md., sold the home at 2071 Tocobaga Lane to Wesley and Mary Ellen Fritz, of Nokomis, for $450,000. Built in 1993, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,500 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $71,000 in 1993.

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51 Type of boom 53 Funny lady Tracey 54 Heretofore 57 Rose protector 58 It’s in Kansas 59 Wasn’t behind a leader? 65 They’re all grown up 67 Part of a staircase 70 Come after 72 Not fitting a purpose 73 Saint ___ of the Caribbean 75 Chore to restart a lawn 76 Emulated a hungry DOWN cougar 1 Spot of wine? 77 Least possible 2 Gettysburg Address 78 “Who ___ to judge?” starter 79 Relating to public wor3 “I can’t complain” ship 4 Type of great ape 81 Travels all over the place 5 Microwave job 83 Room 204 and 205 6 Gordon of the major separator? leagues 84 Sealed tightly 7 Regatta tools 85 Cut back, as staff 8 Dickens character Heep 86 Landed on the ground 9 Wee bit of color 88 Sprinter’s stat 10 Impromptu bookmark 92 Jenny’s sound 11 Suffix with organ 93 Hawaiian tourist gifts 12 Terse command 94 “Weeping” tree 13 Chair weaver 14 Old Greek meeting place 95 Natural healing plant 101 Fix anew 15 Help off the road? 103 “___ Mr. Nice Guy!” 16 Protect, as in glass 105 Bringer, as of good 17 Iranian spendable tidings 18 Pound or Cornell 108 Intestinal obstruction 19 Agents 109 Way up in an atlas? 24 Steal cattle off a ranch 111 Said twice, a western 25 Cigarette ingredient U.S. city 31 Red gem 112 Hearty meat entree 33 Soil 35 Caped Lugosi of horror 114 Mountain feature 115 Mimicking one 36 Historic Hun 116 Place drones move 37 Devoid of vegetation about 38 Apply blessed oil to 40 They make muddy beds 117 ___ out a victory 119 All females 42 “Bye” somewhere 121 View through binoculars 44 Winter coat 123 Work a checkout 45 Kelly Clarkson was the 124 God Almighty’s position first 46 Many, many years on end 125 Whirling water 127 Hawaiian food staple 48 Sudden powerful wind 128 ___ Pedro 50 Heavy-hitting-soft 129 Food scrap sounds

CELEBRITY CIPHER

By Luis Campos Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present. Each letter in the cipher stands for another.

“TM MRB JECN, T BRMU UXCRR YKJI BTUXEPU RKUTMA. GXKCWTR LCEMIEM KMY T IEWY LWEEY DEC $5 IE UXKU BR GEPWY RKU. – HKGN NWPASKM

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Sarasota

HUNDREDS OF COLORS AND STYLES ON SALE NOW!

Puzzle One Clue: D equals F

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SUDOKU

Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.

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ADVERTISE YOUR MERCHANDISE with the total value of all items $200 or less in this section for FREE! Limit 1 ad per month,15 words or less. Price must be included next to each item. No commercial advertising. Ad runs 2 consecutive weeks in 1 Observer. 941-955-4888 Or Email ad to: classified@yourobserver.com (Please provide your name and address) Or Online at: www.yourobserver.com Or mail to: The Observer Group 1970 Main St. - 3rd Floor Sarasota, Fl 34236 BERKLEY ROD and Reel, new, $30. Patriots sweat shirt, $35. Levi jean jacket, $30. 941-321-2694. SLIDE PROJECTOR: Kodak 35MM & 30”x40” folding projector screen, $50. 941-926-7254.

Antiques/Collectibles

Adult Care Services

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

CAREGIVER AVAILABLE: Available any shift including 24/hrs. References. Call Diane, 941-545-5992.

Autos Wanted WE BUY cars. top $$ paid for your vehicles. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.

Storage

REFRIGERATOR: WHIRLPOOL, white, 17/Cu.Ft. w/top freezer and Ice maker, 3-4 years old. $79. (941) 927-5331.

Condos/Apts. For Rent

GOLF SHOES: Footjoy, men’s, size 9.5. New in box, $35. Left handed men’s golf putter, $20. 941-539-9322. DOUBLE BASS Bow for sale, $200. Please call 941-358-8511.

GOLDEN GATE POINT: beautiful 2BR/1BA, top floor, end unit, remodeled kitchen and bathroom, polished Terrazzo floors, peek-a-boo views of Bay from every room, $1750/mo. Unfurnished all inclusive. 303-944-8300.

Condos For Sale FREE STANDING VILLA: +55 Community, movein condition. Large dining room/ living room, kitchen 10x10, 1.5BA, 1BR, carport. Marina and clubhouse. Two small pets okay. Close to shopping and beaches. $159,900. 941-735-1668.

DINING ROOM Chairs: Four heavy, wooden. Excellent condition. Pictures by request. $200. Text 203-676-1259. DALE EARNHARDT, Jr., Earnhardt, Sr., Gordon Action 1.24 scale stock car. 1/Ea. $20/ea. Call 941-313-0289. SPINET PIANO: Fantasia. Pecan wood with bench, $200. 941-266-5220.

TURN YOUR

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

ROCKING CHAIR: 75 year old hand made hickory. Excellent cond. Bargain at $200. 941.685.5635.

LEATHER COUCH: 3 seater, natural leather, beautiful burgundy color, w/studs, like new, $200 firm. 941-822-8587.

WE BUY!

Musical Instruments

SEEKING HHA'S CNA’S and COMPANIONS to Join our Registry! License #30211577. Call 941 809-3725.

NUTRISYSTEM FOOD, frozen and dry, $100. 203 218 0082 or 941 706 0121.

MATURE COMPASSIONATE Caregiver to help with cooking, light housekeeping, doctor’s appointments, etc. Non- medical. Excellent references. 941-914-3259.

PLAYER PIANO: Musette w/ bench and 43 rolls, in good condition, $1350. 941-926-7254.

Help Wanted

Jewelry

Perfect Solutions For Seniors * Caregivers/Companions * Meal Preparation

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

Phone (941) 809-1438 HCS# 231434/234157

Auto Transport

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

Homes For Rent

GET RESULTS!

VINTAGE ST. ARMANDS: 3BR/2BA, fireplace, formal living room, Florida room, 2 blocks from the Circle and beaches. Annual/Seasonal asking $2600/mo. + utilities. Small pets okay. All other services included. 813-778-3252.

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Cleaning BETTY’S HOUSECLEANING Service. Residential and Commercial. High quality cleaning. Reasonable rates. Licensed. Insured. References. Call 941-650-6180.

This week’s Celebrity Cipher answers Puzzle One Solution: “In New York, I went three days without eating. Charlie Bronson and I sold blood for $5 so that we could eat.” – Jack Klugman Puzzle Two Solution: “Everything that is truly worthwhile - I think passion is involved in your approach to it. No matter what it is.” –Jack Lemon

This week’s Sudoku answers

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. PATTY’S CLEANING SERVICE. Quality housecleaning with 16 years experience, family friendly products. Dependable and trustworthy. References available. 262-215-3213.

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Carpentry

Computer Services

Home Improvement/ Remodeling

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.

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

KITCHENS, BATHROOMS and Flooring. Repairs and remodeling at a fair price. Lic. & Ins. Proudly Working in and around Sarasota and surrounding areas for over 15 years. Call Joe Davis, 941-929-3000.

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.

KITCHEN &BATHS; SICK AND TIRED OF THAT OLD OUTDATED KITCHEN AND BATHROOM. We can make it look gorgeous! It’s the little things in life that count. We actually show up and do the job right the first time. DENNIS (941) 735−4379

Health Services

Massage

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

Pressure Cleaning

MASSAGE BY LOREDANA 941-400-3940 LICENSE #MAOO21257 **Call for directions.

AUTHORITY ONE SERVICES. Residential, Commercial and Construction Cleaning. Also available, power washing and windows. Call 941-251-5948.

DISCOVER WHAT THE CLASSIFIEDS HOLD TO ADVERTISE CALL 941-955-4888 OR VISIT CLASSIFIEDS.YOUROBSERVER.COM

ACCOUNTING

CONCRETE Since 1967

Bookkeeping Solutions for Small Businesses

Patios - Driveways - Sidewalks

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Contact Jeannie See at (941) 377-2177 or email shamijen@comcast.net

3680493-01

922-3157

284645

Licensed Lic. #38333 References

Driveways • Sidewalks

Also Laying Stone

Reasonable Prices “Specializing in 6” Seamless Gutters”

Licensed & Insured

918-8587

Free Estimates

24/7 SERVICE

PALMER RANCH HOMEWATCHERS®

New Deluxe Rollers Will Make Your Doors Roll Better Than Ever Call Mark 928-2263 proslidingglassdoorrepair.com

Law Office of

Watching your home while you’re away

Bob & Carol Guthrie 941.993.6613

285902

Licensed/Insured • Free Estimates

780-3788 • 822-0436

HawkeyeHWS@gmail.com 285667

DON’T THROW YOUR COMPUTER OUT THE WINDOW – CALL LORITECH! 285665

6968 Beneva Road

941.295.7788 Licensed/Insured

Classified Ads Bring Results • 941-955-4888

KITCHEN/BATH REMODELING

14249 Tamiami Trail

941-423-0142 285639

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

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

www.HawkeyeHomeWatchServices.com

$500.00 - $3,000.00 WE WANT TO MAKE YOU A LOAN

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COMPUTER REPAIR SALES & SERVICE

941-929-9095

Serving the Palmer Ranch Area |

FINANCIAL SERVICES

LOANS

COMPUTER

285905

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

(Next to Beneva Flowers)

Home Watch Services

Repair • Popcorn Removal • Remodel • New Construction

Licensed & Insured

www.PalmerRanchHomewatchers.com PalmerRanchHomewatchers@comcast.net

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CHALMERS DRYWALL

552-5766 Sharon M. Guy

Serving the Palmer Ranch Area Since 2007

DRYWALL

Sharon M. Guy, P.A.

ESTIMATES!

Sliding Glass Door Repair

“FIX IT - DON’T REPLACE”

WILLS, TRUSTS, PROBATE, ELDER LAW

FREE

Cell #809-7311

HOME SERVICES

285650

ATTORNEY

966-5094

DOORS

941.650.9790 YoderAluminum.com

Owner / Operator Insured

957-4762 (cell #) 504-3168

OME EPAIR ERVICE • NO JOB TOO SMALL • SCREEN REPAIRS • PAINTING/DRY WALL • TILE REPAIRS • & MUCH MORE!

Servicing the Sarasota area since 1999 261066

“No Job Too Small”

“OUR ESTIMATES & ADVICE ARE FREE”

STEVE PANEBIANCO H R S

Michael Koch Concrete, Inc.

ALUMINUM

Dustin Yoder

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

Residential Concrete Specialist

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BOOKKEEPING SERVICES

285903

LACIVITA CONCRETE

State Lic. CR CO25291

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941.228.6479

285669

Joe Murray, Owner

• Pet Sitting • Dog Walking • Over 24 years experience • Excellent references Serving South Sarasota Only including: Palmer Ranch – Osprey – Nokomis

941-923-8140

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

941-345-5264

TREES

Licensed & Insured State Lic CFC056748

27900 Installed

$

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

RICH BRIANDI

• 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

Disposal Special

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

Reg. Price 30900 Installed

• TREE REMOVAL & TRIMMING • CLEAN-UPS

$20.00 OFF

379-9070

Licensed & Insured

24 HR. EMERGENCY SERVICE

941-232-1192

285908

WINDOWS

285670

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Kenneth Fuhlman Inc.

Oz the Wizard of Moving

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

make your moving day a pleasure.

941-356-5616

10 Years Experience

ANY SERVICE W/THIS COUPON

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• COMPLETE LANDSCAPING • SHELL WORK • MULCHING

LIC/INS FREE ESTIMATES

ROOFING

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285909

SCREENING

(941) 966-2960

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

Fully Insured

State Licensed Contractor #CCC057066

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

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

OZ - 941-313-4538

941-228-9850

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

941-626-3194

Licensed & Insured CCC - 058059 CBC - 1253936

Licensed and insured #IM2186

GROW

Res./Com. Lic./Ins. & Pressure C Window lean t e s ing known as Sunrise W Sun ind erly Form Serving Longboat Key Since 2005 ows

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3687676-01

724-2945

David McCarthy Moving dmccarthymoving@gmail.com

All Work Guaranteed

Melanie

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!

MOVERS

941-704-4278

by

General Plumbing Services Inc.

Free Estimates Lawn & Landscape Maintenance

• • • •

Pet Care

Specializing in Re-Roofing & Repairs

PLUMBING

CURT’s Lawn Service Lic. & Ins.

tropicalpainting15.com

284647

LAWN CARE

38 Years Experience

Licensed & Insured

285907

A-1 ROCK+SHELL LANDSCAPING

373-9299

Gulf Gate RoofinG inc.

Robert Baker 941-204-7444

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286530

LANDSCAPING & LAWN

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954-1878

285447

Tropical Painting Professional | Honest | Affordable | Reliable

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THE EXTRAORDINARY PremierSothebysRealty.com

NOKOMIS 218 Pocono Trail East $2,489,000 Joel Schemmel & Sharon Chiodi 941.587.4894

SARASOTA BAY

COUNTRY CLUB EAST

ROSEDALE 10619 Glencorse Terrace $555,000 Stacy Haas & Gloria Bracciano 941.587.4359

PRESTANCIA 4634 Mirada Way #38 & 39 $479,000 Joel Schemmel & Sharon Chiodi 941.587.4894

LAKEWOOD RANCH 14406 Whitemoss Terrace $385,000 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

1747 Mckenzie Lane $995,875 Peter Laughlin 941.356.8428

SIESTA KEY

1350 MAIN STREET CONDOMINIUMS

1350 Main Street #1006 $950,000 Thomas Netzel 941.539.0633

7799 Holiday Drive North $3,695,000 Joel Schemmel 941.587.4894

16523 Berwick Terrace $719,000 Laura Stavola 941.447.4875

GRANADA PARK

PUNTA GORDA ISLES 3617 Bonaire Court $599,900 Gwen Heggan 941.468.1297

SIESTA KEY 726 Birdsong Lane $550,000 Judie Berger 941.928.3424

UNIVERSITY PLACE 7715 Drayton Circle $469,900 Stacy Haas & Gloria Bracciano 941.587.4359

BEACH MANOR 120 Alba Street East $384,000 Lori Turkovics & Andrea Beacom-Blackwell

941.441.7169

111 Faubel Street $849,000 Judie Berger 941.928.3424

SIESTA KEY 539 Avenida Del Norte $598,000 Judie Berger 941.928.3424

THE LANDINGS

STONE WALK 19688 Cobblestone Circle $537,900 Cindy Marovich 941.408.6041

CHESTNUT CREEK 1034 Beckley Circle $469,000 Beth Sargent & Richard Bradway 941.716.1277

LAKEWOOD RANCH 12343 Thornhill Court $435,000 Gloria Bracciano & Stacy Haas 786.348.9488

SILVERLAKE 5216 58th Terrace East $347,500 Liz Snyder 727.424.6444

3830 Pomegranate Place $992,250 Peter Laughlin 941.356.8428

PUNTA GORDA ISLES 2033 Magdalina Drive $345,000 Gwen Heggan 941.468.1297

GRANADA PARK 3834 Pomegranate Place $960,675 Peter Laughlin 941.356.8428

BOCA ROYALE 1509 Raphis Royale Boulevard $779,900 Bob Linthicum 941.228.9206

4665 Pine Harrier Drive $585,000 Gregg Center 312.636.5153

VENICE ISLAND 555 The Esplanade North #701 $549,900 Victoria Stultz 941.387.5676

GRANADA PARK

RIVERVIEW LANDINGS 2359 Landings Circle $575,000 Martha Marlar 941.812.0455

SIESTA KEY 1129 Coquille Street #104 $775,000 Joel Schemmel 941.587.4894

BOCA ROYALE 18 Saint Croix Way $569,900 Bob Linthicum 941.228.9206

UNIVERSITY PARK 7811 Rio Bella Place $529,900 Sheldon Paley 941.356.1857

SIESTA KEY 148 Siesta Drive $499,000 Judie Berger 941.928.3424

SARASOTA 8777 Pebble Creek Lane $423,000 Ken Ipox 941.993.7279

OSPREY 223 Hidden Bay Drive #306 $344,000 Sandy Gillette 941.504.0170

THE MOORINGS AT EDGEWATER 6535 Moorings Point Circle #102 $419,000 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

LAKEWOOD RANCH 15253 Blue Fish Circle $340,000 June Plumb 941.441.9400

YO U R H O U S E . T H E I R H O M E . Over the years, hundreds of owners have placed their trust in the area’s most

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experienced team of luxury rental professionals. Let us make your house their home.

LAKEWOOD RANCH | 941.907.9541

CALL US FOR YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE EXTRAORDINARY

LONGBOAT KEY | 941.383.1526 RENTALS | 941.364.4032

SARASOTA - EAST | 941.260.8875 SARASOTA - DOWNTOWN | 941.364.4000 ST. ARMANDS | 941.383.2500 VENICE TO PUNTA GORDA | 941.412.3323

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