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Sarasota News Leader November 29, 2013 AFTER THE VOTE Page 42 During his comments, Matthews said Sarasota Audubon found Goodsports' proposal more disruptive to the Celery Fields. However, he questioned the appropriateness of industrial facilities "for that … entrance to the community" on Fruitville Road. Within moments of the commission's final vote on negotiations with Benderson, Fineberg approached Sarasota Audubon President Jeanne Dubi and the chapter's conservation chairman, Wade Matthews, to ask about setting up a time to talk with them about the concerns they voiced during the "Open to the He suggested the county put out another Public" segment at the outset of the meeting. Invitation to Negotiate for the 42 acres. "We'll satisfy you," Fineberg said. After the board vote, Dubi told Fineberg During her remarks, Dubi told the board, she was especially concerned about buffer"We've always been committed to the Celery ing between the Benderson facility and the Fields being an area of passive recreation. Celery Fields. Sarasota Audubon is investing a tremendous amount of money and time in that to build a In an interview with The Sarasota News nature center." Leader, Matthews said he is hopeful Audubon By the time that project is completed — about leaders will be able to work out the issues. a year from now, she added — the organiza- "It's doable, environmentally, with this," he said of the Benderson project. % tion will have spent $1 million. AFFORDABLE ACUPUNCTURE FOR EVERYONE Our Mission MENTION THIS AD TO RECEIVE $5 OFF THE NEW PATIENT FEE To provide our community with high quality and affordable acupuncture and herbal medicine and to create a treatment space that connects people and builds community. •Gene Burgess and Melonie Burgess, licensed acupuncture physicians •Serving Sarasota since 2008 •Treatment rates are on a sliding scale, from $15-$35; new patients pay a one-time additional fee of $10 Click To Schedule An Appointment Online 3615 Webber St • Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 922-4611 Click for larger map and driving directions Open Tuesday through Saturday

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