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Oceans 20 (million) Mote wants coveted county money for a new aquarium. SEE PAGE 3

Remembering Pulse victims On Tuesday’s second anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Rob McGovern, a friend of local victim Eddie Sotomayor, held a memorial ceremony at Sarasota City Hall. McGovern lined the lobby’s fountain with 49 roses representing each of the victims who died during the attack. Sarasota Vice-Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch spoke at the ceremony before a moment of silence was held. “As time goes on, the memory of the event fades along with the people who lost their lives,” McGovern said. “This is my way of keeping the ball rolling to make sure those people are not lost and forgotten.”

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Sold out in the summer If downtown Sarasota looks more crowded than normal in the middle of June, it might because of Leadership Florida’s annual meeting being held at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota beginning Thursday and running through the weekend. This year’s meeting is the largest the organization has hosted and will draw 780 people from across the state of Florida. The number of attendees has the Ritz-Carlton fully booked, as well as neighboring hotel, The Westin Sarasota. Booking has spilled over to Art Ovation Hotel and Aloft Sarasota.

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Kids, and some parents, take off from the start line of the one-mile first Kids’ Summer Beach Run. The free races are held weekly on Tuesdays on Siesta Key Beach.

Young athletes turn out for the pleasure of running on the beach. SEE PAGE 16

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Big Pass funds secured

AS OF JUNE 9 TOTAL NESTS: 2018 2017 Lido Beach 12 13 Siesta Key 48 70 Casey Key 135 161 TOTAL FALSE CRAWLS: 2018 2017 Lido Beach 12 17 Siesta Key 13 69 Casey Key 149 160 Source: Mote Marine Laboratory

The Army Corps of Engineers set aside $13.5 million for Lido Key. SEE PAGE 5

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In addition to $20 million, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is asking the county for a long-term lease on 9 acres of land in Nathan Benderson Park.

Mote fishes for county funds DAVID CONWAY DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR

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s it pursues a new aquarium in Nathan Benderson Park, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is asking for more than just land from the county. On Tuesday, the County Commission discussed a request from Mote for a financial commitment of $20 million toward a $130 million aquarium project. Mote is also seeking a long-term lease for a 9-acre tract of county-owned land in Nathan Benderson Park, located near Interstate 75 and University Parkway. The commission generally expressed a desire to help Mote bring the aquarium to Benderson Park, but board members were not yet certain whether the financial commitment Mote sought was feasible. The commission unanimously directed staff to vet Mote’s economic impact study regarding the project and review the availability of tourist development tax funding. “I personally hope all the details can be worked out, because I can’t wait for the day when you enter our beautiful county and you see that building during the daytime and glowing during the nighttime — if we can work out the details,” Commissioner Al Maio said. Mote President and CEO Michael Crosby was excited about the commission’s reaction and optimistic the marine research organization would reach an agreement with the county. He said a major county financial contribution was essential for the aquarium project to advance. “I do not think this will be a successful endeavor without the significant one-time support of the county,” Crosby said. In February, Mote announced plans to relocate its aquarium from City Island to Benderson

Park. The organization unveiled renderings of a four-story, 110,000-square-foot facility with lighting on the side of the building that can display oceaninspired imagery. Mote revealed its plans — and a targeted groundbreaking date of 2019, and a targeted completion date of 2021 — without a firm commitment regarding the use of the county property. Since then, Mote representatives have discussed the parameters of a potential arrangement with county staff. On May 17, Crosby sent a letter to County Administrator Jonathan Lewis detailing Mote’s desires. In addition to the land and $20 million, Mote is also seeking “an exclusive license agreement to conduct associated activities in and around” a retention pond near the site. Lewis briefed the commission on the status of the Mote discussions Tuesday. He did not mention a timeline for when staff might return to the commission with a prospective agreement, but he made clear where any potential county financial contribution would come from. “The only real source of funding for this would be the tourist development tax,” Lewis said. TAX BREAKDOWN

The tourist development tax is money generated from rental properties of less than six months throughout the county. The county collected a record $21.3 million in tourist tax revenue in fiscal year 2017. Through April, fiscal year 2018 revenue had increased 12.2% over the previous year. Still, the county is facing a squeeze in its apportionment of tourist tax dollars. The 5% tax is divided into five 1% “pennies,” each dedicated to funding things such as beach renourishment, stadium construction and maintenance, marketing and the arts. The county’s 2017 decision to commit $21 million toward the construction of an Atlanta Braves spring training complex in North Port limits what officials can spend in the next few years, said Visit Sarasota County President

THE FUTURE OF MOTE

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TOURISM BOOM One reason outside groups may be interested in getting a piece of the county’s tourist tax funds? Sarasota County has seen a steady increase in its year-overyear tourist development tax collection numbers this decade. So far, fiscal year 2018’s bed tax revenue has shown a 12.2% increase over last year’s record-setting figure. Here’s how the county’s tourist tax income has grown over the past five years: 2013: $14.8 million 2014: $16.9 million 2015: $19.0 million 2016: $20.1 million 2017: $21.3 million 2018*: $13.7 million *Through April

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Virginia Haley. And even if more money becomes available, Mote isn’t the only entity seeking tourist tax funding. Haley mentioned The Bay Sarasota and the Women’s Sports Museum as two other projects that have expressed an interest in obtaining bed tax money. Commissioner Charles Hines said the broad interest in tourist tax revenue meant the county would have to be deliberate as it apportions funding to various causes. He also cautioned against overcommitting resources during an ongoing tourism boom. “We can’t always think we’re going to have record year after record year after record year,” Hines said. “To tie up the use of those funds on a significant ask of $20 million, we really have to work through this as an entity and decide how we’re going to allocate those.” Crosby said the request for $20 million was based in part on previous county investments in new tourism-based construction projects, such as the Braves sta-

dium. He cited Mote’s economic impact study, which estimated an additional 350,000 people would visit the aquarium each year, as evidence the project would produce additional tourist tax revenue in the future. He added that Mote plans to offer free education opportunities in the new aquarium to all Sarasota, and that the new facility would also help promote and enhance Mote’s marine research operations. Taken together, Crosby believes Mote is making a strong case to the county for a $20 million investment. Crosby said he wasn’t concerned about other entities seeking tourist tax money, putting faith in county staff’s ability to sort through financing challenges. Still, he added that he believes Mote is in a better position to move quickly on a project than other groups interested in obtaining county funding, such as The Bay. “We are, in essence, to the point we’re ready to go,” Crosby said. “We are in a position that is, I think, a bit further along — in fact, quite a bit further along — than any other organization that I am familiar with.” Visit Sarasota is currently going through a strategic planning process, which Haley hopes can help provide guidance as the county seeks to establish priorities for tourist tax spending. Haley emphasized that the tourism bureau plays an advisory role, and any decision is ultimately up to the county. “We really try to provide the facts — to share best practices from other communities, and then to make sure the commission’s aware of the feelings or the opinions that might exist within the industry,” Haley said. Crosby said he hopes to have a commitment from the county in the next few months. Despite some uncertainty regarding funding, the commission indicated it also wanted to move quickly to aid Mote in its pursuit of a new aquarium. “Let’s work through this, because I would like to see this well along by this fall,” Hines said.

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School district hires police chief

“I think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.” Carl Shoffstall, Lido Key Residents Association president, on $13.5 million in federal funding set aside for Lido Key renourishment. READ MORE ON PAGE 5

Paul Grohowski, the former director of security and chief of police for a community college district in Santa Maria, Calif., has been named chief of police for Sarasota County Schools’ in-house police force. Grohowski will report to Michael Andreas, the school district’s executive director of public safety, and eventually supervise three sergeants and 21-24 officers. The district is assembling its team this summer but will likely contract with local law enforcement for at least part of the 2018-19 school year to position officers in all of its schools. At Allan Hancock Community College, Grohowski was responsible for the overall safety of 22,000 students on four campuses in Santa Barbara County.

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rushing yards gained by Riverview High’s Karan Higdon as a junior at Michigan.

The dispute is tied to the development of the land that is now the Palm Avenue parking garage and Art Ovation Hotel.

Developer offers city a settlement deal on jury award

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epresentatives for the developer that recently won a $49.8 million jury verdict against the city of Sarasota have reached out to city officials regarding a possible settlement in the ongoing lawsuit. In an initial letter, BuckLeiter Palm Development attorney Tom Leiter said a settlement could “substantially reduce the potential award and structure the timing of payment.” A follow-up letter, sent

Regular City Commission meeting — 2:30 p.m., June 18, City Hall, 1565 First St. County Commission budget workshop — 8 a.m. June 19 and 9 a.m., June 20, Sarasota County Administration, 1660 Ringling Blvd.

June 6, outlines a deal that would require the city to pay the full sum of $49.8 million in damages within five years. In exchange, Buck-Leiter would waive the right to seek additional payment from the city for attorneys’ fees and interest on the jury award. The legal dispute is tied to the city’s 2008 decision to stop working with BuckLeiter on the development of city-owned property on Palm Avenue. Today, that land is the Palm Avenue parking

garage and the Art Ovation Hotel. In 2010, Buck-Leiter filed a lawsuit accusing the city of breaching its contract. In May, a jury ruled in favor of Buck-Leiter, awarding the developer damages that included lost profits. The settlement offer asks the city to pay $9.8 million by July 3, with additional annual payments of $10 million through 2022. The letter requests a decision by June 19.

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Army Corps allocates funds for Big Pass dredge A Lido Key shoreline renourishment project has secured $13.5 million in federal funding. DAVID CONWAY DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR

The Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $13.5 million for a Lido Key renourishment project, clearing another hurdle for contentious plans to dredge Big Pass. The Army Corps released its work plan Monday for fiscal year 2018. The agency selected the Lido Key renourishment as one of five construction projects it is required to begin each year. Since 2013, the city of Sarasota has been working with the Army Corps on a project to take sand from Big Pass to replenish eroded portions of the Lido Key shoreline. The plans would allow the Army Corps to use 950,000 cubic yards of sand from Big Pass in an initial dredge, with smaller short-term renourishment projects every five years for 50 years. The project would also include the installation of two sandretaining groins on Lido. The project is estimated to cost $22 million, with about 60% of that funding coming from the Army Corps. Siesta Key residents have objected to the idea of using sand from Big Pass, which has never been dredged before. The Siesta Key Association, a residents

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The city hopes short-term Lido Key shoreline renourishment efforts can begin later this year, with a larger project starting before the 2019 hurricane season.

group, challenged the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s intent to issue a permit for the project in the state’s Division of Administrative Hearings. In May, a judge recommended approving the permit with minor changes. Although a permit has not yet been issued for the Big Pass dredge, the city tentatively believes it could begin the shoreline stabilization process on Lido Key next spring, spokeswoman Jan Thornburg said. The city plans to conduct a smaller Lido renourishment project using sand from New Pass before the end of 2018. In a statement, City Manager Tom Barwin expressed excite-

ment about the Army Corps allocation. He said the city was determined to add sand to the beach ahead of the 2019 hurricane season. “This is very great news, especially considering the dire condition of portions of the Lido Beach shoreline right now,” Barwin said in the statement. “With federal funding in place, we’ll be able to proceed with the long-term shoreline protection project in the near future. Monitoring will be a significant aspect, as well as having a thoughtful approach to maintain all of Sarasota County’s shorelines over the coming decades.” Carl Shoffstall, president of the Lido Key Residents Association,

was also happy to hear the news. “I think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread,” Shoffstall said. At a June 7 Siesta Key Association meeting, the group discussed its options for continuing to contest the project. Board members reaffirmed their belief the project was potentially harmful for Siesta Key and the Sarasota region, calling the material provided in support of the plans insufficient to allay concerns. Siesta residents pledged not to stop fighting. “We’ve been advocating for a best project, not just any project,” board member Catherine Luckner said. The Army Corps work plan undermines one argument Siesta

Key residents have repeatedly advanced. Luckner and others have said any legal action from Siesta residents would not be delaying a dredge, because the project has not had any federal funding allocated toward it. At the June 7 meeting, ahead of the publication of the work plan, SKA members reiterated their belief that any federal money was still years away from being secured. “I’m telling you, for three years, there has never been any funding allocated for them,” Luckner said. “In every paper, about every two weeks, they go, ‘It’s coming this winter, if we can just get a yes.’ That’s not true; it’s a lie.” SKA President Gene Kusekoski was surprised to hear about the allocation, but said Siesta residents would keep on pursuing options for opposing the dredge. “I guess the process for issuing the permit will proceed, and then we’ll see what happens,” Kusekoski said. Representatives for the Army Corps did not respond to a request for comment. The city did not provide additional details on the procedural steps necessary to begin the long-term renourishment project, adding that the timeline is still subject to change. Although the Big Pass dredging project is not yet clear to proceed, Shoffstall expressed optimism the funding allocation was a sign Lido was close to securing a longterm solution for its sand needs. “Hopefully, we’re going to move forward,” Shoffstall said.

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Observer “If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this — a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy.” Friedrich Hayek

“Road to Serfdom,” 1944 Publisher / Emily Walsh ewalsh@yourobserver.com Executive Editor / Kat Hughes khughes@yourobserver.com

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Need for foster parents grows Sarasota philanthropists and children’s organizations are spearheading innovative efforts to find more foster parents and help the children overcome their trauma.

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he 12th Judicial Circuit Court, which covers Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto counties, ranks among the top three circuits in Florida for having the most child removals from their homes. And to make matters worse, there is a critical shortage of foster parents to take in these desperate children. It’s a double whammy — more tragedies linked to the opioid crisis. The good news is: Local organizations and philanthropists are springing to action to help. But first, the picture in numbers: According to Brena Slater, vice president of Community Based Care for the Sarasota YMCA/Safe Children Coalition, before 2015, 12th Judicial Circuit investigators removed between 30 to 40 children every month, with 900 children altogether under supervision of the Sarasota YMCA/Safe Children Coalition. But in 2015, the numbers began ratcheting up. There were months when more than 100 children were removed. And for the past three years, the court has averaged 70 to 80 children removed a month, twice the average over the prior 15 years. The opioid crisis. Currently more than 1,500 children in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties have been removed from their homes because of allegations of abuse, neglect or abandonment and are placed into the state’s foster care system. For many, myself included, just the idea of becoming a foster parent is daunting. Think about it. Being a parent is hard. Being a parent is also a great blessing. There is no love like the love a parent has for her child. But try imagining being a foster parent. Every year I attend the Children’s Guardian Fund’s annual luncheon, which raises funds to meet emergency needs and enable normalcy in the lives of children in foster and state care in Florida’s 12th Judicial Circuit.

You hear about the extreme need in the child welfare system. Hearing the stories of the selfless and tireless work of Guardian Ad Litem volunteers and success stories of children who have made it through the system always makes me think: I can do this. We have the means and a nurturing home that could accommodate a disadvantaged child. I want to help, but there is always this: Fear. Fear of the unknown. How do I know if I can nurture a traumatized child when I’m not sure about the job I’m doing with my own? This is not an uncommon feeling, says Lucia Branton, executive director of the All Star Children’s Foundation. Middle-class families with the means to accommodate a child are not sure they want to expose their families to the complex layers of issues that foster children encounter. They feel illequipped and don’t know what effects serving as foster parents will have on their family. Add to this our region’s demographics. Retirees — roughly 30% of the population — have already raised their families and are ready to relax and enjoy life. This reduces the pool of potential foster homes even more. “Sarasota County is such a gracious, giving community,” Branton says. “[But] most people would be more apt to write you a check than open their home.” Last week, the Manatee Community Foundation launched the Foster Manatee initiative and FosterManatee.org aimed at the recruitment of more foster parents. Executive Director Susie Bowie said the foundation’s goal is to recruit 100 new foster families. And to do that, she says they need 1,000 good phone calls to the state coalitions and other organizations from people moved by the campaign. At the same time, while Foster Manatee is addressing the crisis in the child welfare system, All Star Children’s Foundation is focusing its efforts on treating foster children. Studies have shown that 50% of the children in foster care nationwide have had four or more traumatic experiences — abuse, neglect, household challenges, all of which can cause physical, mental or social health issues later on in life. All Star Children’s Foundation’s mission is to create evidence-based clinical thera-

HOW TO HELP TO DONATE Visit Allstarchildrensfoundation.org TO SERVE Potential families can find out more information by visiting Sarasotaymca.org/ safechildrencoalition or FosterManatee.org.

pies customized to each child’s needs. To that end, the foundation has raised $9 million toward $13 million needed to build what it is calling the Campus for Healing and Hope. Sarasota philanthropists Graci and Dennis McGillicuddy, who also serve as chair and vice-chair of the All Star board of directors, are spearheading the effort. They received a boost in June 2017 when the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation provided a $1 million grant to the foundation to create the Fund for Pediatric Psychologic Trauma and Intervention at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. This grant enabled the foundation to hire Kristin Hoffman, a specialist in psychology trauma. She is developing the training and research protocols and the design of the clinical program that will be utilized at the All Star Children’s Campus. Branton says the children placed at the campus will be first-time removals. “The trauma-informed treatments will be observed, and after two years we’ll start seeing trends, and in three years some outcomes,” Branton says. She says the foundation hopes to follow the children up to five years after they receive these services to determine the effectiveness of the therapy and how quickly those children heal from trauma and how their behavior changes. With this information, All Star Children’s Foundation hopes to replicate its programming to create a model that could be utilized by other foster care and child welfare systems across the country. “Dennis and I are excited to be building a brighter future in foster care,” says Graci McGillicuddy. “We are creating a safe place for children where healing occurs, hope is restored and spirits are renewed.”

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The Sarasota Observer article on the “Vote of No Confidence” by Editor and CEO Matt Walsh is crystal clear in criticisms of the city commissioners’ capabilities and spot on in the lack of specific funding proposals for the forthcoming Bay Master Plan execution. This article should be read in the context of his earlier article (Dec. 28, 2017) entitled, “If I Were King of Sarasota,” in which he lambasted the structure of the City Commission, its electoral process and the lack of competencies of the current cast of characters. The Bay team has engaged in a Herculean effort to build a broad-based constituency for the evolving Bay Master Plan. It has been responsive to criticism and utilized citizen feedback to modify proposed plans. The final technical plan should emerge soon. The proposed governance of The Bay maybe new to Sarasota, but it has been employed elsewhere with success. What is desperately needed now are concrete financial plans for construction and operations and proposed sources of financing. This also will take time and, hopefully, the Bay team will provide the same numerous opportunities for public input as they have for the technical design. The citizens of the city of Sarasota, and the county,

should have a voice before city commissioners vote. DUNCAN MILLER SARASOTA

County should take action on Lido sand Regarding Big Pass dredging: Why do city and county commissions feel it is an acceptable sacrifice and refuse a full analysis? Much of this sentiment has been expressed and shared by many people. Rather than belabor details, I have only one major point to make: I demand as a resident of Sarasota County that county commissioners take action to control the deliberation and final judgment regarding this dredging permit. The County Commission may feel it has a conflict of interest with the city, but that is no excuse to hide from the issues and the political and financial pressure. By doing so, it is abdicating responsibility and hoping the legal process and Department of Environmental Protection will take full blame for the decisions, especially if things go badly. The County Commission doesn’t have to be expert in its specific knowledge of this situation, but it is expected to be expert in managing progress and fully responsible for the welfare of Sarasota County.

Our commissioners are supposed to protect and fight for us all. Hence, I have only one demand of the County Commission: Force an environmental impact study of the proposed dredging of Big Pass. From the beginning, this has been the request from those who oppose the dredge. But the city and Army Corps of Engineers have refused, saying their impact statement was good enough. In the recent court case, much of the city’s methods and conclusions have been legitimately called into question. How could anyone who cares about the county reasonably refuse to go back and use the best tools available to be sure we are as close as possible to getting it right and prudently cautious with our natural resources? If we get this wrong, it will be virtually permanent and damaging beyond our lifetimes. The rush to get this approved and the resistance to further study is dangerous, and it makes me suspect of possibly hidden motives and agenda of the city and Corps of Engineers. Judge Bram Canter, with all due respect, claimed in his recommendation that the opposition to the dredging did not present absolute evidence and proof that the dredging would be harmful, except at certain times to the sea trout. It’s apparently true Florida law assumes the permit

petitioner is correct, and any opposition must prove the petitioner’s plan is harmful. This is an unfair disadvantage to the plaintiffs and risks serious error by the DEP. Definitely lopsided. It was certainly proved that the Corps of Engineers failed to use the best techniques, and I feel it was proven its analysis was substandard because of that and its incomplete nature. The city used tax dollars to commission the Corps of Engineers to develop this project. Once revealed, private citizens noted flaws in the plan and have used their personal money to resist the potential damage. The challenge from opposition to dredging was the fact the Corps of Engineers and city had not done proper due diligence and that much of their conclusion was still questionable. Therefore, a proper environmental impact study should be required to settle the matter fully before proceeding with any action. That is why the EIS procedure exists. Certainly, there was enough evidence and testimony from experts to create a reasonable doubt and cause for Judge Canter to call for a full study. That could give everyone confidence that our resources were being best protected and not endangered or misused by a comparatively rushed judgement or a biased viewpoint. The city and the Corps are

naturally biased in favor of dredging, and the plaintiffs are naturally concerned about the project’s impact. The urgent panic is caused by erosion advancing close to buildings on the beach. But thankfully, and all too late in my opinion, Lido Key will get emergency sand from New Pass, so it now seems prudent to do the due diligence, expose and explore all the issues and hopefully reach informed conclusions. One could argue this is all about how much money and who pays for renourishment, but we are talking about depleting and destroying a priceless resource interconnected with our ecosystem and core to protection and maintenance of our harbor and coastline. Let’s focus on the long term, big picture and facilitate a proper study that can help us all. Commissioners, please help your constituents! DAVE THOMAS SARASOTA

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City to consider referendum logistics

New ‘smart light’ fixtures are coming to Siesta roads, but new lighting in the village is going to have to wait awhile.

City officials have 75 words to communicate major changes to the city’s election system.

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Visitors to Siesta Key will see the light next month — LED light, that is. At Thursday’s Siesta Key Association meeting, representatives for Sarasota County and Florida Power & Light discussed plans to outfit 296 streetlights on the island with new LED lighting fixtures. Work on the lights, which FPL owns, is scheduled to begin the week of July 23. FPL representatives said the new lights would come with multiple benefits. Because they’re more energy efficient, the lights will cost $3,264.84 less to power annually — a 9.8% cost reduction. The lights will be linked to a system that alerts workers when a streetlight is failing, enabling FPL to be more responsive to outages. They also said the lights will provide better optics. The LED light is more natural looking, according to Eric Culling of FPL Energy Services, eliminating the orange hues of the existing highpressure sodium lights. “You’re not going to know that much has changed,” Culling said. “But you’ll say, ‘Wow, I can see everything better; I don’t quite know why.’” Attendees at the Siesta Key

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The city is obligated to place a referendum on the November ballot about moving the city’s election dates, but first, it must make a series of decisions related to the potential change. The referendum will ask voters whether the city should move its elections from March and May of odd-numbered years to August and November of evennumbered years. The Decide the Date campaign gathered more than 4,700 signatures to send the proposal to voters. Although most of the focus has been on the dates, there are other changes that would go along with the new election schedule, if approved by voters. For example, the proposed system stipulates that City Commission candidates would always be elected in November, when turnout traditionally is highest. That means the last election would always be held in November. If only two candidates file for a race, no primary election would be held in August. And if more than two candidates enter one race, none of them could win in the first election — even if one of them gets more than 50% of the vote.

Association meeting asked whether the county would consider installing LED light fixtures on the streetlights it owns on the island, particularly within Siesta Key Village. “It’s hard to see people in the crosswalks in the village,” Siesta resident Bob Luckner said. Lisa Cece, the county’s special district coordinator, said the county is undertaking an energy audit, which will produce recommendations and cost projections for potential streetlight changes. She said budget challenges will force the county to be cautious about making major expenditures, though. That makes the prospect of changing the lights in Siesta Key Village challenging, because streetlights there are outfitted with special fixtures that don’t allow for a simple swap. “The village right now is more complicated, because it’s a decorative fixture,” Cece said. “It’s something we’ll look at eventually, but right now, I’m not sure what options we really have.”

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GREENER PASTURES High school coaches dish on why turnover is so high in the profession. RYAN KOHN SPORTS REPORTER

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Former Sarasota High and George Washington University catcher Brandon Chapman signed a contract June 10 with the Atlanta Braves’ organization. Chapman will report to the Braves’ Gulf Coast League rookie team in Kissimmee.

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The Cardinal Mooney High girls basketball team won the B Division of the University of Tampa Team Camp on June 10 under new coach Rico Antonio.

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Sarasota’s Monsters Lacrosse Academy Orange Team took second place June 10 in the Tampa Jam Lacrosse Tournament in Plant City.

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The Sarasota Crew men’s 8+ boat (Harrison Schofield, Clark Dean, Emory Sammons, Kristopher Schumann, Alexander DeGrado, Owen Corr, Fabian Herrera, Travis Earp and coxswain Grace Menke) won the event (6:05.719) June 10 at the USRowing Youth National Championships in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

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Riverview High softball junior Devyn Flaherty finished third in the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 9A Player of the Year voting on June 8.

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here’s a natural air of change to high school sports. Players leave after four years or decide to focus on one sport over another. Coaches, and parents, deal with this change all the time. What used to be more constant, though, was the coaches themselves. It’s no longer a given that players will end up playing for the same coach they started with, and the percentage of change is likely higher than most people realize. Thirty-two head coaching positions across Sarasota, Riverview, Cardinal Mooney and Booker high schools have opened from January 2016 to now. There’s two scenarios at play when coaches leave a job, said Chad Sutton, the volleyball coach at Sarasota High before taking the Cardinal Mooney job in 2016. The first: as Sutton did, a coach leaves for a different school. When it occurs within the same county, it’s often because of “fit,” Sutton said. In his case, Sutton said he feels more comfortable in a smaller environment, where everybody knows everybody, and where the vision he has for the program is supported by the administration. Not every school would be OK with adding beach volleyball courts to campus, as Sutton has wanted to do since his hiring. The other, Sutton said, is coaches leaving the profession for good. While there’s no one answer for why coaches leave, Sutton has an idea of why some might. “Coaches are getting less of a leash to work with kids before parents become unhappy,” Sutton said. “It’s a grind. I can tell you, from when I was a high school player to now, there’s been a culture shift. It’s ‘me-first’ now. Finding team players gets harder and harder.” Sutton said he’s not experiencing that at Cardinal Mooney, but has heard from friends in the profession who have run camps for 9-14-year-olds this summer, and have had parents complain about their kids’ placement in the camps. Sutton believes good coaches would stick around longer if they had more trust. Booker High Athletic Director Phil Helmuth coached the Tornadoes’ boys basketball team before taking the AD position, and still helps with the program when he can without overstepping his bounds. Helmuth said influence from outside forces comes not just about playing time, but winning. Coaching has become a full-time position, he said, with workouts being conducted through the offseason. If a coach doesn’t want to devote that much time, the coach isn’t likely to find much success,

Riverview High football coach Josh Smithers says spending time with his own family is the thing he struggles with the most as a coach.

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Left: Riverview volleyball coach Nickie Halbert holds the team’s district championship trophy while flanked by Abby Quigley and Kayla Walker. Below: Booker Athletic Director Phil Helmuth raises the boys basketball team’s 2017-2018 regional championship trophy.

“It can be very rewarding, but also very draining. There are so many variables in play.” — Phil Helmuth

and then the pressure builds. If it gets too high, parents and alumni are going to want a change. This makes hiring the right coach, who is equipped to handle all that comes with the position, a difficult task, Helmuth said. New teachers often aren’t ready to coach, even if they’re qualified, because they’re still learning to handle their work schedule. “When we were hiring for our girls basketball position two

years ago,” Helmuth said, “I had one candidate tell me that 60% of (girls basketball) coaching positions that year were new hires. That certainly raised some red flags.” Continuity is important, Helmuth said. You try to hire people who want to build something. Elementary and middle school kids attend games across the community, and if they see a coach or program with annual success, they’re more likely to want to play there. That matters in an age where kids can attend whichever school they want. Finding coaches who are in it for the long term is difficult, Helmuth said. You have to hear a coach’s vision, make sure it matches with yours, and then feel out their passion for the school, community and sport. Helmuth eventually hired Loy Moore as Booker’s girls basketball coach. Moore left after one season. The job now belongs to Riverview High grad Shantia Grace. Moore left out of family considerations, a thought that has also crossed the mind of Riverview football coach Josh Smithers. Smithers joined the Rams as an assistant coach in 2016 after stepping down as the head man at Cardinal Mooney, then took the Rams head job when Todd Johnson left the program to pursue business opportunities. One of the reasons Smithers left the Cougars, he said, was to step back from some of the responsibilities. The job was taking too much time away from his wife, Natalie Smithers, and their three kids, Madison, Hope and Trey. When Johnson left, Smithers decided he was ready to step into the role

again, but he also thinks about what might happen down the line. “My biggest struggle is being with my own kids,” Smithers said. “If the job ever got in the way of me missing their games, then that would be a big issue.” Smithers said his staff at Riverview is made up of on-campus employees (something that wasn’t always the case at Cardinal Mooney), so if he needs to miss a day of weight training for a family event, it’s not a huge deal. His family is supportive, he said. Smithers, Helmuth and Sutton all said some of these issues could be worth the trouble if coaches were paid a salary reflective of the work they put into their profession. Sarasota County is a midtier county in terms of Florida coaching supplements, but the state as a whole lags behind states such as Texas and Georgia in paying coaches. “I think coaches want to be paid more and held to a higher standard, because that’s reciprocated,” Sutton said. “I’m a professional, so allow me to be a professional. I’m not just a babysitter. “When you pay people more, you get respect. It would help prevent coaches from leaving.” Riverview volleyball coach Nickie Halbert, hired in 2017, said she’s had conversations with her dad, Gary Halbert, who coached at Sarasota for 27 years. She said her dad doesn’t think he’d want to coach today, though she is happy . Helmuth said he misses some aspects of coaching, the handson ones, but not others. “It can be very rewarding,but also very draining,” Helmuth said. “There are so many variables in play.”


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t’s a funny thing, covering high school sports. We cover athletes extensively for four years, then wave goodbye and only check in periodically afterwards. Then the cycle continues. I wish we could talk to them more often, but the nature of the business makes it difficult. This is one of those check-ins though, and a necessary one, because area athletes crushed the collegiate scene in 2017-18. University of Michigan running back Karan Higdon, a Riverview High grad, had a stellar junior season. Higdon rushed for 929 yards on 147 attempts (6.3 yards per attempt) and 11 touchdowns. He also added seven catches for 120 yards. Higdon was so good for the Wolverines, he flirted with entering the NFL Draft before decided to return to Michigan for his senior season. Another Riverview Ram, Middle Tennessee State wide receiver Richie James, did enter the NFL Draft after an injuryplagued junior season. James only played in five games thanks to a broken collarbone, but still caught 31 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns. James proved he could play, and the San Francisco 49ers rewarded him with a seventh-round selection. Early reports say he’s making a good impression with

his new team, too. Booker High grad Artie Henry III made the most of his junior college opportunity, playing wide receiver for San Diego Mesa College. The sophomore’s 25 catches for 505 yards and four touchdowns got him noticed by Division I programs. He’ll transfer in the fall to Marshall University. Area athletes found success on more than just the gridiron. Sarasota High is known for baseball, and collegiate Sailors proved that their success goes beyond high school. Nick Derr, for example, is an infielder for Florida State University. The sophomore saw action in 50 games, starting 32 of them. Derr hit just .212 on the year, but smashed seven home runs and had 24 RBIs. He’ll likely be a big-time player for the Seminoles next season. Jordan Gubelman is a junior reliever at my alma mater, the University of Missouri, and posted a 4.03 ERA over 22.1 innings. ERA can be inflated for relievers because of the lack of innings, but Gubelman’s 30-8 strikeout-to-walk ratio speaks for itself. Fellow Sailors grad Brandon Chapman starred as a senior catcher at George Washington University, especially defensively, where he posted a .983

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fielding percentage. His glovework earned him a free agent contract with the Atlanta Braves organization. On the hardwood, Cardinal Mooney girls basketball grad Camille Giardina averaged 19.9 points a game as a junior at Florida Southern University, and shot 43.4% from 3-point range. She was named a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-American honorable mention and made the Sunshine State Conference First Team. Sarasota’s Madison Pack, a freshman at Columbia University, started 20 of 29 games and finished fifth on the team in scoring (5.8 points per game) and third on the team in blocks (12). Riverview boys tennis grad

Antoine Sanchez found success as a freshman at Stetson University, going 12-8 in singles and 12-1 in doubles when partnered with senior Loic Blanco (14-3 overall in doubles). And on the links, Riverview golf grad Nicole Povlichak completed her freshman season at the University of Northern Colorado with a stroke average of 75, and finished 12th (+7) April 22 at the Big Sky Championship tournament, the best finish for the Bears. There are dozens more area athletes in college, too. If I had the space to highlight them all, I would. Going through the stat books for these studs has made me realize, once again, how lucky we are to witness all this athletic talent in its infancy.

There’s more success to come, too. Some grads were stuck behind prolific seniors this season, and will look to have breakout campaigns in 2018-2019. Some of these people — and probably a few from this year’s graduating class, too — will make it pro, or represent their country at an international event. You’ll be able to tell the next generations you saw these players in high school, and that’s a pretty cool thing.

Ryan Kohn is the sports writer for the Sarasota Observer. Contact him at rkohn@ yourobserver.com.

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LO C A L LY K N OW N . G LO B A L LY CO N N E C T E D.

CASEY KEY 1140 Casey Key Road Kim Mitchell 941-313-0110 A4190273 $1,499,900

S A R A S O TA 1155 N Gulfstream Avenue 408 Katy McBrayer 305-509-1633 A4405341 $1,399,000

OSPREY 852 Macewen Drive Nicole Dovgopolyi 941-356-5849 A4404963 $1,200,000

N O KO M I S/ N O RTH V E N I C E 909 Casey Cove Drive Ryan Skrzypkowski 941-387-6630 A4213337 $1,099,000

S I E S TA K E Y 5770 Midnight Pass Road 710 Harvey & Ethel Lovelace 941-586-7390 A4203312 $999,000

S A R A S O TA 1640 Wisconsin Lane Susan Zivkovic Katanic 941-400-0601 A4210593 $955,000

S I E S TA K E Y 5880 Midnight Pass Road 906 Linda Stowe 941-228-5685 A4403904 $899,000

S A R A S O TA 1757 Mckenzie Lane Peggy Mock 941-356-3584 A4208684 $879,000

S A R A S O TA 1350 Main Street 1208 Kelly Baldwin 941-404-9396 A4200996 $800,000

S A R A S O TA 1111 N Gulfstream Avenue 4B Jenifer Schwell 941-780-0968 A4215686 $725,000

S I E S TA K E Y 5855 Midnight Pass Road 128 Joyce Naegele 941-586-7959 A4207786 $559,000

OSPREY 3621 N Point Road 503 Rosalie Phillips 941-544-4430 A4405041 $550,000

S A R A S O TA 4508 Chase Oaks Drive Anja Deichmann 941-284-7987 A4405447 $550,000

N O KO M I S/ N O RTH V E N I C E 516 Tamiami Trail S 402 Robert Moffatt & Peggy Wellman 941-374-0811 A4156797 $499,000

S A R A S O TA 4489 Oak View Drive Mary Jo Violett 941-928-8474 A4404653 $469,000

S A R A S O TA 8267 Shadow Pine Way Janet Montgomery 941-544-7031 A4206198 $425,000

S A R A S O TA 435 S Gulfstream Avenue 808 Mischa Pacini 941-685-8680 A4400709 $420,000

S A R A S O TA 763 John Ringling Boulevard 26 Phyllis Garfinkel 941-302-6400 A4403336 $325,000

VENICE 655 Crossfield Circle 7 Susan Brooker 941-223-6055 N5916336 $315,000

S A R A S O TA 4511 Bent Tree Boulevard Carol Aviles 941-356-6777 A4405353 $309,900

S A R A S O TA 4048 Berkshire Drive Jill Thomas 941-544-1160 A4404985 $275,000

S A R A S O TA 3645 White Pine Court 128 Carol Thomas 941-349-3444 A4403296 $265,000

VENICE 404 Ravinia Circle 404 Crystal Cosby 571-230-5013 A4404921 $249,750

S A R A S O TA 9590 High Gate Drive 1925 Marilyn Vespoli 201-926-7272 A4210513 $239,000

S A R A S O TA 5300 Hyland Hills Avenue U2021 Carol-Ann Warr 941-780-0665 A4210587 $218,000

VENICE ISLAND 139 Field Avenue E 139 Sandra Defoe 941-800-7399 N5915558 $169,900

S A R A S O TA 3263 Beneva Road 104 Phyllis DiBlasi 941-320-4158 A4404923 $139,900

CASEY KEY 144 N Casey Key Road Deborah Beacham 941-376-2688 A4190275 $4,395,000

N O KO M I S/ N O R T H V E N I C E 621 Casey Key Road Sarah Macrae 941-587-1195 A4404789 $2,995,000

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MAY 28 TO JUNE 1

Other top sales by area SIESTA KEY

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condominium in The Residences tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. William Voges, trustee, of Ormond Beach, sold the Unit 1804 condominium at 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive to Jacob and Jessica Kuehner, of Bethlehem, Pa., for $3.19 million. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, threeand-a-half baths and 4,943 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $3.6 million in 2008.

Riegel’s Landing Sandy and Patricia Deichman, of Logansport, Ind., sold their home at 5727 Riegels Point Road to John and Amy Rotche, of Sarasota, for $1.5 million. Built in 1982, it has three bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 2,499 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.8 million in 2004.

PALMER RANCH Beneva Oaks

SARASOTA

BAY PLAZA William and Christine Chocallo, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 1503 condominium at 1255 N. Gulfstream Ave. to Thomas Waite, of Sarasota, for $2.1 million. Built in 1982, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 3,310 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,125,000 in 2013. BAY VIEW HEIGHTS ADDITION

John and Leslie Korff sold three properties at 1718 Bayview Drive to Stanley and Merry Williams, of Sarasota, for $2.05 million. The first property was built in 1938, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,636 square feet of living area. The second property was built in 1938, it has two bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths and 484 square feet of living area. The third property was built in 2014, it has one bath and 486 square feet of living area. VUE

Gaylon and Laura Peters, of Osprey, sold the Unit 909 condominium at 1155 N. Gulfstream Ave. to Lawrence Klein,

trustee, of Dayton, Ohio, for $1,615,000. Built in 2017, it has two bedrooms, three baths and 2,243 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,113,000 in 2017. ESSEX HOUSE

George Schwenk, of Powell, Ohio, sold his Unit 806 condominium at 707 S. Gulfstream Ave. to Janet Underwood, of Sarasota, for $1.2 million. Built in 1974, it has one bedroom, one-and-a-half baths and 990 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $190,000 in 2002.

Donald and Stephanie Donnelly, of Sarasota, sold their home at 3653 Beneva Oaks Blvd. to Katon and Sara Floyd, of Sarasota, for $793,500. Built in 1984, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,983 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $640,000 in 2015.

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Park Trace Estates Offerpad LLC sold the home at 810 Oak Briar Lane to Robert Labedzki, of Osprey, for $410,000. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,607 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $420,000 in 2017.

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Camille Clarke sold her home at 1240 Connemaral Circle to Adam and Andrea Schroeder, of Nokomis, for $520,000. Built in 1995, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,516 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $375,000 in 2013.

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Keith Gillies and Eva Gillies, trustees, of Colts Neck, N.J., sold the Unit E-52 condominium at 1310 Old Stickney Point Road to Tod and Diane Luppen, of Bettendorf, Iowa, for $1.2 million. Built in 2002, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 2,467 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,195,000 in 2004.

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1661 Bonita Lane

Remodel

Steven Dixon

$49,919

1895 Clematis St.

Pool/deck

Jan Ryan Fintel

11 Sunset Drive #506

Alterations

Robert Deak

$40,000

1285 39th St.

Renovations

Alberta Sanders

$36,856

1279 21st St.

Windows

Nellie Ates

2120 Oriole Drive

Pool/deck

Craig Kaplan

$31,000

2832 Novus St.

Alterations

Anita Burga

$28,880

621 Columbia Court

Alterations

Andrea Silvergleit

$22,500

213 Water Oak Lane

Carport/shed

Daniel La Forge

$20,000

464 Golden Gate Point #301 Mechanical

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$32,119

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5750 Midnight Pass Road

Remodel

Doug Doretti

$185,000

874 Mac Ewen Drive

Reroof

David Kaplan

$61,990

1677 Baywinds Lane

Pool/deck

Christian Maute

$61,219

6354 Sturbridge Court

Pool/spa/deck

John Shelton

$57,872

4474 Deer Creek Blvd.

Windows/doors

John Parente

$49,859

5740 Midnight Pass Road

Remodel

Barbara Serna, trustee $44,000

4531 Eagle Ridge Lane

Reroof

Jerome Olin, trustee

$40,950

1820 Bayonne St.

Storm repairs

Farida Essack

$40,000

223 Four Knot Lane

Remodel

Michael Clarkson

$40,000

8708 Grey Oaks Ave.

Reroof

Fred Ausnehmer

$38,860

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S A R A S O TA 10036 Ruffled Fern Lane A4209531 $1,295,000

S I E S TA K E Y 4520 Higel Avenue A4400790 $685,000

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

S I E S TA K E Y 5681 Midnight Pass Rd 103 A4400940 $339,000

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NATURE’S BEAUTY WITH

THURSDAY, JUNE 14 High: 88 Low: 75 Chance of rain: 40%

FRIDAY, JUNE 15 High: 89 Low: 76 Chance of rain: 40%

SATURDAY, JUNE 16 High: 89 Low: 76 Chance of rain: 20%

SUNDAY, JUNE 17 Susan Molnar photographed two black skimmers sailing in at sunset to settle down for the night. Look closely in the lower right to see a tiny chick exploring its new world. Please visit YourObserver.com/weather to submit your weather- or nature-related photo. In addition to your caption information, please include your choice from our list of nonprofit groups. These votes will help determine which nonprofit group will receive the grand prize — a $2,500 flooring makeover from Manasota Flooring. The submission period for this contest ends Jan. 31, 2019.

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July 6 Last

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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.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

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. 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 BASEBALL GLOVE, 2 Easton aluminum bats, 34”, 35 baseballs, 2 gym bags, $59. 941-341-0444. BENTWOOD ROCKER: Antique, cane. Pictures available. $50.00 o/b/o. 203-676-1259. GOLF CLUBS: (11) Top Flight, men’s, includes putters, woods, irons, driver, balls, tees, $185. Call 941-228-8354. JEWELRY CABINET: w/beveled mirror, 48”hx14.25’wx4.25”d, with key, $45. Two Commercial rolling clothes racks, collapsible, $45/ea. 941-350-8813. SEWING MACHINE: Singer Slant needle 401A. Original attachments, manual, circa 1955 still hums, $25. 941-966-7749. SNACK TABLES wooden (two), $12/ea. Child car seat protector pads, $10. 941-539-9322.

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

Autos For Sale 2009 BUICK Enclave CXL: Outstanding condition inside−out, no damage or smoking; sunroof, leather, cold air, 3rd row seat, huge legroom, factory tow package. Great 1st car or for Uber/Lyft. Sell by 6/22. $11,450. Call (941) 216−9618.

Garage/Moving/Estate Sales

Adult Care Services

GARAGE SALE Everything Must Go!!

SENIOR CARE PROVIDER. Companionship, meal prep, transportation, errands, Career experience with Alzheimer’s. References. 941-266-0636.

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

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 Saturday, June 16th, 2018 10am-3pm

CARING CAREGIVER for seniors, personal care, meal prep., shopping, doctor’s appointments, 20 years experience. Very reasonable, excellent references. 941-586-1580.

Audio/Video

5580 Cape Leyte Drive Siesta Isles 34242

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

Storage

VIBE XTC Underground House Music Production. (800) 667−4183 ext. 2.

Auto Transport 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

What’s on sale? Range Rover Discovery 2015 model (exceptionally low mileage) Extensive range of electric kitchen appliances. Kitchen Aid Fridge, Crockery, Beach Chairs, Barbecues and much more!

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

Tel: 941-374-6011

Carpentry

ESTATE SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO!!

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

Perfect Solutions For Seniors * Caregivers/Companions * Meal Preparation

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Sunday, June 10th, 2018 Sunday, June 17th, 2018 10am-3pm 5580 Cape Leyte Drive Siesta Isles 34242 What’s On Sale? Barstools, Living Room Leather Sofa’s, Ottoman’s, Coffee Tables, Recliners, Brand New Hewlett-Packard Printer, Dining Room Furniture, Sideboards, Bedroom Furniture with Linens, Office Furniture, Book shelfs, Gas Heaters, Selection of Top of the Range TV’s all sizes, Lamps, Mirrors & Chairs Tel: 941-374-6011

Condos/Apts. For Rent

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

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

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

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LAS PALMAS: Honore. Gated luxury 3BR/3BA unfurnished Townhouse. One Car garage plus parking. $1600/mo. +utilities. First month plus security. No pets. Non-smoking. Available July 1st. 941-342-7500.

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Condos For Sale BROADWAY PROMENADE “CRESCENDO 1” 1150/sq.ft. condo, 5th floor, overlooking beautiful courtyard, 2BR/2BA, garage. Located in Coconut Park on Tamiami Trail across from Centennial Park Waterfront boat ramp $264,900. Buy direct from owner. Call 941-383-6416

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This week’s Celebrity Cipher answers

Puzzle One Solution: “I became Iggy because I had a sadistic boss at a record store... he’d say, ‘Iggy, get me a coffee, light!” – Iggy Pop Puzzle Two Solution: “I would like to live forever in people’s hearts and minds; that would be fun. I’ll leave the world my art.” – Suzi Quatro

This week’s Sudoku answers

Homes For Sale

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

Downtown Sarasota - 16th Floor, 2 bed, 2bath. $349,900

HEALTH MATTERS

River Wilderness Golf Country Club: 5BR/5BA/ 3/Car - $989,000 Longboat Key: House. Dock/ Lift, Beach access $600,000

Although we have more time in the summer to enjoy being outside, let’s face it: It’s hot!

LBK Condo: view of dock, beach access, $269,900.

We find the best ways to beat the heat, keys to summer exercising, and how to protect yourself from the sun — a must in the Sunshine State.

Golf Course Community: 3BR/3BA/2CAR $365,000. Buy or Sell with Brooke O’Malley as your Realtor, CLUB REALTY will Pay your title insurance. Call 941-726-2677

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This week’s Crossword answers

SUNRISE COVE: beautifully furnished ground floor waterfront condo. Everything new. $289,900. Siesta Beach Realty. 941-993-5722.

Painting/Wallpapering

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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. PARKER’S PRIDE PAINTING. CUSTOM PAINTING INT/EXT. Painting, drywall repairs, texture finishes, pressure cleaning. Lic. & Ins. 30 yrs exp. (941) 281−2606 free estimates 2018


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Allow me to do my very best for you!

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Since 1967

ALUMINUM

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Also Laying Stone

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Sliding Glass Door Repair

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SCHEMMEL PROPERT Y GROUP REP RES EN T IN G

S a r a s o t a ’ s M OST A M A ZIN G LIF EST Y L ES

PREMIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY TOP PRODUCING AGENT TEAM IN SARASOTA FROM 2008-2017

609 GOLDEN GATE POINT PRICED FROM $1,495,000 Each residence boasts 3 bedrooms, 3 1⁄2 bathrooms, and an office in 2,750 square feet of living space. The high ceilings, great-room floor plan, floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, and expansive terraces combine to create spacious and airy living areas. Premium Euro style cabinetry, high-end appliances, solid surface counters and designer fixtures are all standard.

NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Amenities Include: • • • •

Private Individual Garages Private Elevator Foyer Resort Style Swimming Pool and Spa Poolside Cabana and Grill Area

DOWNTOWN 1155 Gulfstream Avenue #404 | 2 BR/2.1 BA | $1,459,000

OSPREY/ NOKOMIS/VENICE 800 N River Road | $1,680,000 Under Contract 14021 Bellagio Way #404 | 3 BR/3.1 BA | $719,000 14425 Masthead Drive | homesite | $599,000 14421 Masthead Drive | homesite | $589,000

Siesta Key | 3799 Flamingo Avenue | $15,000,000

The Lake Club | 15405 Anchorage Place | $6,395,000

PRESTANCIA/PALMER RANCH 4175 Escondito Circle | 3 BR/2.1 BA | $799,000 7742 Club Lane | 3 BR/2.1 BA | $629,000 8008 Via Fiore | 4 BR/5.5 BA | $599,000 8032 Via Fiore | 3 BR/1 BA | $499,000 Monte Verde | homesite | $159,000

SARASOTA MAINLAND 4940 Sun Circle | homesite | $749,000 418 Acacia Drive | homesite | $399,000 Lido Shores | 1354 Westway Drive | $2,395,000

Prestancia | 4369 Boca Pointe Drive | $998,000

5312 Manorwood Drive 3B | 2 BR/2 BA | $320,000

SIESTA KEY 7712 & 7660 Sanderling Road | 5 BR/5 BA | $14,650,000 8501 Midnight Pass Road | 6 BR/5.2 BA | $5,795,000 8585 Midnight Pass Road | 4 BR/5.2 BA | $4,495,000 8521 Midnight Pass Road | 6 BR/5.1 BA | $4,495,000

THE OAKS 54 Osprey Point Drive | 4 BR/3 BA | $895,000 Deer Creek | 8241 Shadow Pine Way | $659,000

JOEL SCHEMMEL, J.D. 941.587.4894 Joel.Schemmel@PremierSIR.com

The Oaks Preserve | 3621 N Point Road #303 | $499,000

SHARON CHIODI 941.809.0380 Sharon.Chiodi@PremierSIR.com

Sugar Mill Drive | homesite | $148,000

SchemmelPropertyGroup.com Facebook.com/SchemmelPropertyGroup

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

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