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Nokomis II
(YT-142: dp. 218; 1. 100'10";b. 25'; dr. 9'7"; s. 12 k.; cpl. 8)

Nokomis (YT-142), a diesel electric tug, was built at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.; launched 29 November 1939; completed in March, 1940; and allocated to the 14th Naval District for duty.

Upon arrival Pearl Harbor, Nokomie assumed the duty of providing towing and berthing services, and was available for waterfront fire protection and inner harbor security. Reelas" sified YTB-142, in 1944, she has remained active as a service craft based at Pearl Harbor into 1970.

Nokomis II YT-142 - History

Hurricanes begin to rev up in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico from June 1 to November 30 with the peak of the season around the first week of September.

This is a result of tropical waves (weather disturbances) moving off the west coast of Africa and then out over the warm waters of the Atlantic where the wave may further develop and become organized into a tropical depression, then a tropical storm and perhaps even a hurricane.

Though forecasters try to predict and scare everyone half to death with their prognostications as far as 6 months in advance, no one really knows how to predict what the outcome of the season will be until it’s over.

In 2004 and 2005 the Atlantic Basin produced more storms than normal. This took all the forecasters by surprise, as did the sudden development in mid-September, 2007 of Hurricane Humberto, off the Texas Gulf Coast.

In just about 18 hours’ time a depression off the Texas Gulf coast that no one was really paying much attention to, because they didn’t think there was a possibility of “further development,” became a Category 1 storm. Humberto “came out of no where,” according to the surprised forecasters.

If you want to come and vacation in the Sarasota, Florida area over summer and are worried about storm season, you might consider buying trip insurance, just in case. But, if you love summer, as I do, there’s no better place to be than here on the Sarasota Gulf Coast hurricanes or not. The Sarasota area is truly a glorious and sun blessed place to spend your summer vacation, or at least part of it.

The "Mean Season," as it has been called, ends each year on November 30 as the ocean temperature has been cooling over the past couple of months as the northern hemisphere makes its annual winter-time trek around the sun. The weather now becomes milder and for those who dread the high heat season, it’s now their time to come out and play!

Sarasota County recorded a hurricane's direct hit in 1944 when the eye of a Category 3 storm moved through north Casey Key and Osprey.

There are some theories and local superstitions as to why the city of Sarasota has not had a direct hit from a storm since record keeping began back in 1871 the wildest one has to do with American Indian Spirits that still protect the area. These are what are known as “Urban Legends.”

Others say that the Sarasota area is safe due to Mother Nature’s placement of the sand dunes on the coastal beaches, or the magic powers of Siesta Key’s white sand beaches and underwater crystals.

Whatever reason people believe, we have stayed safe from these potentially monster storms along the Sarasota Sun Coast for quite a number of years.

The record books say that Sarasota did take on varying degrees of damage from hurricanes in 1926, 1944 and 1950.

So the best thing to do if you’re coming to town during storm season, which peaks in early September, is to keep your eyes and ears open for weather news and go on with your fun in the Sarasota sun!



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Venice Art Center History

Artists often say the light in Venice is perfect for painting.

Local legend has it that artists gathered at the beach to paint in the 1950s when they decided to hold what is believed to be the first exhibit of the works of local artists in Venice at the Venice-Nokomis Woman's Club in 1956. The show had 27 artists participating and at least 200 people who came to view according to an early newspaper account.

By 1959, Nokomis resident Dorthea (Mrs. Arch) Wilson formed the Venice-Nokomis Art Association and served as its president. In 1960 the organization held its first outdoor exhibition in the El Patio Hotel Arcade. Its success inspired them on to look for a way to have a permanent building where they could show their work in a gallery and have studios for classes.

The organization soon changed its name to Venice Area Art League. In 1964, its members decided on a piece of land In East Blalock Park on the corner of Nokomis Avenue and Turin Street, which they leased from the city for $1 a month for 99 years. The lease required the organization to keep its building maintained and open to the public, and the grounds in good condition. The lease did not allow for an expansion of the building.

With George Youngberg Sr. as building committee chairman, Edward Seibert was hired to design the new building in the Sarasota School of Architecture style. The 5,000 square foot concrete building required $70,000 to build. Dr. Garold Stryker chaired the general fund committee charged with raising the money. According to newspaper reports, Mr. and Mrs. Louis LaMotte of Casey Key began the drive with a $10,000 donation and a challenge to match it. Marjorie (Mrs. Carl) Hamilton and Chariot Lampe immediately met the challenge bringing the total to $30,000.

W.E. Dingwell of Dingwell Thyne Inc. of Sarasota was the contractor. A groundbreaking was held Sept 26, 1967 with Stryker and Lampe using golden shovels to start the construction. Mayor Smyth Brohard was quoted as calling it “a great day for the Art League and a great day for the city of Venice.” The new center was opened March 31, 1968, although at a final cost of $80,000. The league had 300 members from Osprey to Port Charlotte who paid $5 a year for an individual or $7 a year for a family membership.

The location was perfect. Across the lawn was the new library and there was talk of building a civic center on the campus that even then was referred to as the “cultural campus.”

Among the earliest artist members and instructors was Tatiana McKinney. McKinney grew up in Russia where she studied art with Sergel Vinogradov in Riga, Latvia. She married U.S. State Department official Samuel McKinney and lived all over the world, until moving to Venice in 1963.

In 1971 she became the first American to receive the Capa D'Ora Award from Il Domo. Brussels, Belgium.

In St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., among the marble and plaster statues. Italian enamels, stained glass and mosaic are representations of 16 saints of the New World created by McKinney. Together they are the Gallery of Saints and Blesseds of the Americas. It took McKinney two years to complete.

Her painting “The Resurrection,” was presented as an official gift of the Archdiocese of Washington to Pope John Paul II when he visited the 1979.Locally, her work can be seen at St. Martha Catholic Church in Sarasota and St. Raphael Catholic Church in Englewood, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, as well as many other placess across the nation. McKinney taught at New College in Sarasota and in North Carolina during the summer.

What McKinney was known for at the Venice Art Center was the style of painting she developed and taught. Using metallic leaf, canvas and linen with acrylics and oils she created batik like painted tapestries.

One of her Venice students, Marie Scott, remembers learning McKinney's “open color" technique.

"She would lay down color then outline the form. For example if the form was a vase, she would put the color of the vase on the canvas first and then create the form of the vase,” Scott said. "It was a very interesting and free technique."

"You could go into her studio and find one person working on a wall hanging, while another was working on watercolor and still another working on a portrait," Scott said. "She was very strong on composition so she could help with almost anything.”

Another interesting teacher Scott remembers is Eldon Faviet who taught his style of watercolor painting he called "Beyond Reality."

“It was verging on abstract, with clean cut lines. Just the opposite of Tatiana's style” Scott said.

Diversity was always a strength of the art center. Evening classes were added in 1976 and children's summer art camps became a mainstay. Its 10 shows throughout the year were drawing thousands of spectators. About 150 artists were taking lessons, holding shows or otherwise engaged at the Art Center.

As the Art League celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1984, it was apparent to its 900 members that more space was needed. It also became apparent that the building was in dire need and the organization in financial crisis.

It was reported in the news that the building “was peeling, its roof leaking and the lawn and grounds were seedy.

President Alice Sleasman put out a "red alert" and raised $34,000 in a short time, leaving a deficit to pay for the repairs of $6,000.

The next year, founding member Ethel Morison was elected president. To help the center get through the crisis, Morison reached out to the community. She encouraged the Art League to hold more social events to engage the residents and to form alliances with the business community.

In 1994 the Venice Art Center - no longer the Venice Area Art League - announced a future 4,000-square-foot expansion in the works. Among the board members at this exciting time were the president, Wally Appel, Henry Pfeifle, Phyllis Bekgran, June LeJeune, Richard Hopper and Polly Taylor, many of them noteworthy artists.

Enough funds were raised to make the immediate repairs. But the need for space remained and patrons of the center were committed. Under the leadership of Wally Appel, a fundraising committee was appointed in 1993 to raise the necessary $450,000.

Its members were then Mayor Merle Graser and his wife, Pat, Joan McGill, Richard Hopper and Bob Vedder. They developed the Friends of the Venice Art Center.

Edward J. Seibert returned to design the new building, more in keeping with the Northern Italian Renaissance architectural theme. By 1997, the Venice Art Center as it is today was completed with additional studio space, a large gallery and two small galleries, a cafe and a gift shop.

In 2018, the center has more than 1,400 members and about 260 volunteers. It provides more than 650 classes in various media of art for ages from 6 up. There are multiple art shows of every kind of work imaginable from painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, three dimensional, and more created by local artists and traveling displays. All this is made possible by the nine employees who report to the facility’s executive director, Mary Moscatelli.

A 2015 public arts project, "Sea Venice” exhibited in Venice which local artists painted on preformed statues of dolphins and turtles. For those who remember the 2005 "Pigs in Paradise," the similar concept of dolphins and turtles on display all around downtown Venice will be a much welcome sight - one that tourists will come to see.

“The Art Center is committed to being the best community art center any town could have – for its artists, art lovers, and its children,” past Board President, Jean Trammell said.

Nokomis II YT-142 - History

The Venice/Nokomis Rotary Club was born just after World War II to help bridge a gap between a military and civilian community. Venice, conceived in 1927 as a model city in the Florida boom, became a ghost town during the Depression. In 1943 an Army Air Base was built with a military population of 10,000. This bolstered the economy until the Army vacated in 1947, leaving a voting population of 142.

Then the Sarasota Rotary Club stepped in to organize the Venice club. The club was chartered by Rotary International on December 26, 1947, as club number 4347 in the growing worldwide organization. Today there are approximately 32,462 clubs worldwide.

Venice/Nokomis Rotarians quickly became a vital force for community improvement. Rotarians organized Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops, a Little League, a drive to build a welfare home for the aged, and helped build a teenage canteen, among many other contributions to the community.

Since then, the Venice/Nokomis Rotary has continued its leadership efforts in the community. The club played a key role in raising money for the Venice Community Center, and for the Venice High School Stadium. In 1976, the club sponsored the South Venice Rotary Club (Now Venice Sunrise Club) , and for many years has sponsored a very active Interact Club at Venice High School .

In 1991, the first women were inducted into Venice/Nokomis Rotary. Today women constitute over twenty percent of the membership and are a vital component in the continuing success of the club. Internationally, our club has been active in sending and hosting study groups to and from foreign countries including Russia, England, France, Australia and Switzerland. In recent years, our club has sponsored two Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars for post-graduate study in Italy and Greece and Mexico.

Today, our Rotary Club concentrates its efforts in helping the youth of our community. Each year, through our fund-raising efforts, we provide grants to a number of local charities. In 2001, the Board of Directors voted to support a new counseling program to be housed at Venice High School. Our club accepted the challenge to be the lead continuous sponsor of the Rotary Futures Program . This program is intended for use by all members of our community interested in continuing their education. Our Annual Duck Pluck Fund Raiser supports the Rotary Futures Program. Our own Foundation, which gives college scholarships to deserving students, joined our club in supporting the Futures program during its formative years.

With a rich history of community involvement, the Venice/Nokomis Rotary Club continues on the move with more members and more projects to provide an even higher level of service to our neighbors in this area. Through the humanitarian projects of Rotary International, we are proud to play a part in the Rotary goal of peace and friendship throughout the world.

Mapping Prejudice project traces history of discriminatory deeds in Minneapolis

The ugly history of racism is buried in the restrictive deed covenants of homeowners across Minneapolis.

From the neighborhoods near Lake Nokomis to properties along Minnehaha Creek to subdivisions in Northeast’s Waite Park, real estate documents spell out requirements meant to keep people “other than anyone of the Caucasian race” out.

Now, a team of local researchers aims to make Minneapolis the first city in the nation to map every residential lot’s history of racially restrictive deed covenants. Their painstaking research is accelerating, thanks to digital technology that will let them scan records that once resided in huge dusty tomes or on microfilm in the Hennepin County recorder office.

“If we succeed, we’ll be the first city in the country,” said Kirsten Delegard, director of the joint effort between Augsburg College, where she runs the Historyapolis Project, and the University of Minnesota’s Borchert Map Library.

In Seattle, where researchers did more limited mapping of similar deeds, the work led to enriched school lessons, changes in the law and deeper understanding of the role of such restrictions in racial economic and housing disparities.

“We feel like this is the first step in starting a conversation,” Delegard said. “This is the skeleton of racism in Minneapolis.”

The Mapping Prejudice project will also seek outside partners to enrich its database with personal interviews and community conversations about the legacy of such restrictions.

Many property owners are likely unaware of the restrictive deed covenants connected to their homes, written by developers shortly after original plats were filed. They were declared unenforceable by the Supreme Court in 1948 and outlawed by the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

But along with other discriminatory housing practices, they helped produce a black homeownership rate of 20 percent in Minneapolis today, about one-third the rate of white households. The deed covenants often correspond to areas the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) deemed eligible for federally backed mortgages.

Penny Petersen, a retired historic preservation researcher, has been one of the project’s leaders, diving into the arcane world of property additions, lots and blocks and deeds to follow her hunches to find deed restrictions in the historical record.

“Penny has already done more than anyone in this country,” Delegard said.

A pioneering Seattle effort located 416 deeds that restricted to whom a home could be sold. Petersen so far has checked deeds for 16,122 lots, finding racially restrictive covenants on one-quarter of them. Although scanning speeds their work, researchers estimate it will take two years since they’ll need to manually check handwritten and certain other deeds.

“I’m very impressed with the scope of this project,” said James Gregory, a University of Washington history professor who led the Seattle effort.

The nearly 4,000 restricted deeds documented so far in Minneapolis illustrate much about the American obsession with race and how it has evolved, the researchers say. Racial covenants originated on the West Coast in the 1880s as a means to bar Chinese immigrants from moving into neighborhoods, and then spread to southern and border states.

The earliest restrictive deeds Petersen has found in Minneapolis date to 1910. The restrictions were promoted by local real estate sellers as a means of creating racially homogenous neighborhoods, which were viewed as more stable.

Although real estate covenants commonly required certain building setbacks or set minimum values for house construction, they evolved to bar people considered objectionable. The earliest Minneapolis deed prohibits selling or even renting to people of “Chinese, Japanese, Moorish, Turkish, negro, Mongolian or African blood or descent.” Later deeds often barred anyone “other than anyone of the Caucasian race.” Sometimes live-in servants of color were allowed.

“It’s important to understand how our cities came to look the way that they are,” said Ed Goetz, a professor at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, which helped with funding. “We relegate them to natural market outcomes without reference to the very engineering and intrusive interventions that these things are.”

Until 1948, someone who defied deed restrictions risked losing their property.

Researchers have found them thickest in areas developed before World War II around Lake Nokomis and along Minnehaha Creek. But they were used as late as 1946 in a subdivision marketed to veterans in the Waite Park neighborhood, prompting calls at City Hall to bar their further use.

Petersen said she hasn’t found exclusions on deeds for such tonier areas as Kenwood or Tangletown, evidently because it was considered unthinkable that excluded groups could afford to live there.

Nokomis II YT-142 - History

Nokomis Beach is on the barrier island of Casey Key, Florida in Sarasota County, south of Siesta Key.

It’s a quiet, laid back, residential beach retreat with lots of room to roam or stretch out. I've spent a lot of time here doing just that..relaxing and stretching out!

It's also a great beach on which to hunt for sea shells.

For some reason, this seems to be the best beach in the area for sea shells, much as Venice area beaches are best for shark tooth hunting. Why? Beats me! Currents? Tides? Global location? More on sea shell hunting in a bit.

Nokomis beach is also a great beach on which to take a long walk, sunbathe, picnic, or just enjoy a beautiful day on this family-friendly beach, enjoying the sights and sounds of nature and wildlife.

Whether it's watching the majestic, prehistoric looking Pelicans dive from the sky into the water for a fresh fish snack, or catching sight of a bottle nosed dolphin taking a leisurely swim past the beach, or chasing the sea gulls around in the sand, you’ll love the wild life all around you on this, one of the Sun Coast's finest Gulf of Mexico beaches.

In late 2016 a new addition was launched at Nokomis Beach: a concessions stand! Offering moderately priced breakfast, lunch and refreshments you'll find menu items from tasty Bagels to Breakfast Sandwiches & Breakfast Burritos to lunchtime sandwich favorites like Smoked Pulled Pork or Brisket to Beer Brats and Burgers, Bang Bang Shrimp, Chicken Tenders and more along with sodas, water, juice boxes and cold beer and wine. Cash, credit and Apple Pay accepted. Open Mon - Tues 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wed - Fri 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat - Sun 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Located at the Beach House on the boardwalk adjacent to Nokomis Beach.

Room to Stretch Out. The views of the Gulf of Mexico are unobstructed because there are no high-rise condos or high rise hotels on Casey Key, which helps in making it a less crowded beach.

For the most part there's a total lack of commercialism here. In my opinion, that fact alone makes THIS Beach EXTRA special.

Sea Shell Collecting

If you’re one who’s taken with the fine pastime of sea shell hunting and collecting, this beach is a great place to find them.

It has been my experience that the better sea shell hunting has been found while walking north, up the beach, both close to and away from the shoreline, even up the beach toward the tall grass and sea oats, but away from private property.

This area of the beach probably has more sea shells to select from because it’s a sparser populated area of the beach, even for walkers, joggers or sea shell hunters.

Simply put, the sea shells are less picked over and more plentiful because fewer people are willing to take the longer walk, up the beach, to the north.

You can walk leisurely, or at the pace of a power walk, for 45 minutes to the north and still not reach the north end of Casey Key. And along the way, you'll see hundreds, if not thousands of all sizes, shapes and kinds of sea shells.

Family Fun Every Wednesday and Saturday Evenings at the Nokomis Beach Drum Circle.

A fun, free event that takes place every Wednesday and Saturday evening, year round, is the gathering of the local Drum Circle.

In the summer the Drum Circle starts to take form sometimes as early as 6 p.m. and sometimes as late as 7:30 p.m. Since it's a totally ad hoc and spontaneous collection of drummers, I guess you could say that they begin when the "rhythm" strikes them!

Tip: Make sure you're aware of the time of the sunset at the time of year you're visiting if you want to see the drummers. I suggest that you arrive at least 60 minutes to 90 minutes before local sunset.

I've never seen the "Green Flash" but I keep trying. Maybe I just need another glass of wine!

South Nokomis Beach and North Jetty Park

At the south end of Casey Key sits North Jetty Park, complete with a parking lot, playground, picnic tables, grills and a small general store/bait shop and what’s known as the North Jetty Fish Camp.

The Venice Jetty is the waterway that leads from The Intra-Coastal Waterway out to the Gulf of Mexico.

You’ll usually find either side of the Jetty populated by fishermen, whom you might enjoy watching or joining.

Or you can walk out to the end of the Jetty to watch the boats motor or sail by, perhaps spot a dolphin, or watch other wildlife that inhabit the nearby Jetty's rock barriers.

The north end of the beach has a small pavilion with concessions, restrooms, small picnic shelters and a nice boardwalk from which you can look across the sea oats and the beach and gaze out on to the beautiful blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

This is one of the Sarasota beaches where there are also lifeguard stations at both the north and south ends of the beach and several free public parking lots spread throughout the beach areas from north to south at the Jetty.

In conclusion: Usually less crowded in and out of season than other Sarasota Beaches, the family-friendly Nokomis Beach on Casey Key has good parking, restrooms, playgrounds and enough room to stretch out.

This is a good beach for sea shell collecting, especially heading north up the beach and another of my preferred Sarasota Beaches on which you can have a spectacular day by simply relaxing and communing with nature!

Or you can drive down to the south end of Casey Key and hang out at the North Jetty or do some fishing there, relax under the pines at the Fish Camp or relax at south Nokomis Beach.

Tips: If you plan to do some beach combing and shell collecting bring along a small pail or baggie type bag to carry the shells in as you're collecting them.

Also, comfy sandals or flip flops will in some spots of the beach make it easier on your feet, as packed down and embedded shells in the sand can be quite rough on tender feet.

Nokomis II YT-142 - History

Well, what can I tell you? There`s a stickman with a stick going against 2 stickmen with no sticks. My first movie (J.A.S.F) was submited by The_real_Maza and if you want to see it, click this: (or Copy+Paste)
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Well very xiao somthing of the matter, needs color in the backround, and maybe some more props, for fighting, good fight scenes though. a good stick battle here but does need some added color and more effects, other then that this was a nice little animation here.

a good stick battle here but does need some added color and more effects

I seemed to have this confused with "Stick Fighting Arena". That was made by Ringfinger. This was still awesome. I guess I was expecting more deaths. You make good use of your environment. Well, they did.

The animation seems to hold up. It's always impressive how much you can do with stick figures. Well, they're tiny. You don't really notice flaws in the designs. Maybe you could use more colors.

Robert E. Lee surrenders

Inਊppomattox Court House, Virginia, Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 Confederate troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option.

In retreating from the Union army’s Appomattox Campaign, the Army of Northern Virginia had stumbled through the Virginia countryside stripped of food and supplies. At one point, Union cavalry forces under General Philip Sheridan had actually outrun Lee’s army, blocking their retreat and taking 6,000 prisoners at Sayler’s Creek. Desertions were mounting daily, and by April 8 the Confederates were surrounded with no possibility of escape. On April 9, Lee sent a message to Grant announcing his willingness to surrender. The two generals met in the parlor of the Wilmer McLean home at one o𠆜lock in the afternoon.

Lee and Grant, both holding the highest rank in their respective armies, had known each other slightly during the Mexican War and exchanged awkward personal inquiries. Characteristically, Grant arrived in his muddy field uniform while Lee had turned out in full dress attire, complete with sash and sword. Lee asked for the terms, and Grant hurriedly wrote them out. All officers and men were to be pardoned, and they would be sent home with their private property–most important, the horses, which could be used for a late spring planting. Officers would keep their side arms, and Lee’s starving men would be given Union rations.

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