Thursday, March 31, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Special thanks to the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of Pack 100, to Ray and Connie Bresciani and to the LSCG for the pulled pork sandwiches, to Tammie for the veggie food and chips.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
The area saw an average upward price change of 6.9% for single family homes. The hottest zip code was 34242 (Siesta Key) with an average price jump of 21.7%. Other zips, such as 34229, declined by as much as 23%, and the county as a whole averaged an increase of 9%.
Zip code map.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
More info here: SeniorsVsCrime.com
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
We need patrol team volunteers for the remaining weeks of March, all of April, and all of May. I've been lax in getting patrols on the street. My fault. It's time to get serious about the patrol. We've seen a decrease in reported incidents in Lake Sarasota for last February. Even so, there is a disturbing trend--we're having more burglaries and break-ins. While a patrol most likely will not be in on an arrest, the patrol's visible presence is a deterrent. The sight of a patrol vehicle may convince someone contemplating a theft or break-in that it might be a better idea to go somewhere else.
Most of the incidents over the past year have occurred during the daylight hours. Nighttime incidents are rare--maybe one or two a year. With Daylight Savings Time now in effect, patrolling in the early evening hours might result in greater visibility.
Please take a look at your calendar over the next two months, and see if you have a couple of hours available to take a two-hour patrol with your partner. You'll be doing our neighborhood a great service. Let me know by return E-mail when you can take a patrol. I'll get the patrol notebook, magnetic signs and other material to you within 24 hours of the start of your patrol.
Ted Cover, Citizens Patrol
Lake Sarasota Community Group
Monday, March 14, 2011
On March 26th the Sky Pilots disc golf club, Lake Sarasota Community Group, and anyone else who wishes to join in will spend three hours clearing debris cleaning up the park. Food will be served for all who pitch in.
Come out on Saturday March 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet your neighbors, enjoy the great outdoors, and help your park.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The same officers were unanimously re-elected for the year.
The Treasury has $442.14.
LSCG is a 501(d) corporation - contributions are tax deductible. The PO box will be discontinued, and the postal address of the Group will be c/o Ellie Himes, Registered Agent, 7108 Java Drive, 34240.
Three homes were chosen as Yards of the Month.
Crime: There were 10 incidents - two of which were in Lakeview park - vandalism and theft. There were four burglaries, three of which were reported late at night.
Ted, who organizes Citizen Patrol, emphasized that all residents should have a security alarm, and arm it at night. Also, keep garage doors down, even if you're home but not in the garage.
Ted will be calling all who have participated in Citizens Patrol to update his records and schedule patrols.
A Clean-Up of Lakeview Park is set for March 26th. The Sarasota Sky Pilots, LSCG, and patrons of the dog park will remove trash and debris, as well as do some trimming, from 9 a.m. to noon. Food will be served for those who participate.
There's also a Clean-Up scheduled by the County for the Lake Sarasota neighborhood on Saturday, July 23 - Dumpsters will be provided.
Sandy offered some stats on home sales and foreclosures in the area. Homes are averaging sale prices of $81.69 per square foot, she said. 111 homes are currently being sued by banks. Foreclosures in the county can be tracked at Sarasota.realforeclose.com. More on foreclosures here.
There is some interest in clearing an open space in Lakeview park to serve as a butterfly garden, with benches. Anyone interested in getting involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The next scheduled LSCG meeting will be Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 7 p.m.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Visit the FOSCP Site for more about the event, the prizes and the purpose of FOSCP, a non-profit organization.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
No dues, no fees. We welcome all residents. Got a problem in the neighborhood? Or a question about your community? Chances are someone in LSCG can answer them. If you would like to build a butterfly garden, or a playground, or enhance some aspect of your community, we are the people to talk to.
Hope to see you there.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011