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Preschools celebrate Class of 2013. PAGE 9

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by Pam Eubanks | Managing Editor

Construction starts on pipeline Pipeline Breakdown Map detailing reclaimed water transmission line PAGE 2

Braden River Utilities is working to bring reclaimed water to Lakewood Ranch. EAST COUNTY — Lakewood Ranch developer SchroederManatee Ranch is fulfilling its vision to bring higher-quality irrigation water to the community. Braden River Utilities, a private utility company operated by SMR, has begun work to bring reclaimed water from the city of

Bradenton to Lakewood Ranch. Funding and design efforts began in early 2012, but East County residents soon will see the result: construction crews digging trenches along State Road 70, east of the Braden River. “(SMR President and CEO) Rex (Jensen) has been trying

to get reclaimed water here for 25 years. It’s always been in the plan,” said Bob Simons, president of SMR subsidiary LWR Development and BRU manager, said of why the project is important. “It’s a water quality issue.”

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by Josh Siegel | Staff writer

+ Summer flavors simmer online The Observer has partnered with The Sarasota-Manatee Originals and produced an online video series in which each episode features one of the 53 members of The Originals. In the first video, watch Chef Raymond Arpke, owner of Euphemia Haye, describes his restaurant. Then, he’ll demonstrate how to make Euphemia Haye’s popular Peppercorn Steak. Also online this week is Sharky’s on the Pier. Chef Marc Alton demonstrates how to prepare the Sharky’s Seafood Rainforest dish. Be sure to visit yourobserver. com/InTheKitchen to see the videos and recipes weekly.

+ Dance teams show off skills Children from Imagine School and Gullett Elementary School showed off their hard work and dancing talents recently, during a special endof-year dance team recital. Wakeland Elementary School’s Dance Team also performed.

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For two weeks, Nik Wallenda is sharing his practice routine and insight into his life with a hometown audience at Nathan Benderson Park.

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EAST COUNTY — Halfway through a 1,080-foot-long walk atop a 2-inch steel cable strung above the Regatta Island at Nathan Benderson Park, Nik Wallenda abruptly squatted into his best pose. Gawking onlookers wanted to snap a photograph. Wallenda directed the shot by motioning with his head, not his hands, which stayed gripped to a 30-foot pole. “You’re on the sunny side; turn around that way,” Wallenda said, instructing the fan away from a glare. It was June 7, during part of a two-week practice session, meant to prepare Wallenda for a 1,300-foot-long walk

1,500 feet above the Grand Canyon. But this is more than a rehearsal for the 34-year-old wire walker with the famous name, although the thicker, heavier cable, hoisted by two cranes and stabilized by dumpsters filled with 140,000 pounds of sand, somewhat mimics the conditions Wallenda will face when he walks over the Little Colorado River in a remote section of Navajo Nation. It’s also a chance to entertain the locals in an intimate setting, in which Wallenda patiently takes questions as he walks the high wire. Although Wallenda answers, his mind, his only safety net

from death, should be zoned on the rocks of the canyon. There, he will walk over an area known as Hellhole Bend in two weeks. For someone who is more a businessman than an adrenaline junky, the practice sessions also serve as a way to build brand recognition in his hometown. “To do what I do, you can do it or you can do it,” Wallenda said. “I can walk a wire and have no one show up and have no personality and no relationship with the media and no brand. Or, I can have a personality and

be relatable and interact with people on personal basis.” On June 23, at the Grand Canyon, Wallenda perform for an estimated Discovery Channel audience of more than 1 billion people. The upcoming walk, performed without a safety net or harness, but with two small metallic baskets waiting below, will top his June 2012 walk above Niagara Falls. But, it will do little to accomplish another of Wallenda’s goals: to shed his “King of the Wire” nickname, a tag too cocky for a the father of three.

INSIDE: Read Wallenda’s insights into his life and career. / PAGE 8

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Lakewood Ranch’s existing irrigation pipes were built to reclaimed-water standards, Simons said. SMR and the Southwest Florida Water Management District are sharing equally in the $11 million cost for the reclaimed water interconnection project. Contractors have begun work required to install 11 miles of transmission pipes roughly from the River Run Waste Water Treatment Plant, near Pirate Stadium and Mixon Fruit Farms, in Bradenton, south to State Road 70 and east to about Lorraine Road, in Lakewood Ranch. Manatee County will deed a section of existing pipe, which runs between 45th Street E. and just west of Caruso Road, to BRU, as part of the project, Simons said. BRU’s transmission line will tie into the county’s line, and BRU will own and maintain the entire pipeline from the treatment plant to Lakewood Ranch, Simons said. “BRU has to own and operate that line to safeguard that water coming to us,” he said. Simons said the project’s five phases largely will be completed simultaneously, so work can be finished within SWFWMD’s 2013 fiscal year. Phase I, includes the construction of a pump station at the water treatment plant. Phase II — the most challenging and most costly piece of the work — installs pipes from the water treatment plant to State Road 70, at 45th Street E., where the new pipeline will connect with an existing line owned by Manatee County. Remaining phases bring the transmission main along S.R. 70 from the Braden River to Pope Road and also include the installation of a pipeline for BRU from Lakewood Ranch Boulevard to Lorraine Road. BRU awarded contracts for those projects June 7, and construction is expected to start at the end of June or in early July, Simons said. The main transmission line will bring reclaimed water to SMR’s property, roughly from Lakewood Ranch Boulevard east to Lorraine Road and north to State Road 64. The connecting pipeline will connect the new line with existing infrastructure used for irrigating developed residential areas north of the Braden River, including the Summerfield and Greenbrook communities. “It’s completing the loop around the existing developed portions of Lakewood Ranch,” Simons said of the line. Crews primarily will use open-cut techniques, for which crews dig ditches to install lines, in rightof-way areas along S.R. 70. Contractors, however, will use directional boring, a trench-less method for installing underground pipes, at intersections and other locations where roadways would be impacted. Once the project is completed, Lakewood Ranch

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will receive from 4 million to 6 million gallons of reclaimed water per day. “This will do a lot to displace the groundwater or surface water we use,” Simons said. “Our goal is to use as much reclaimed water as possible.” Per Lakewood Ranch’s development of regional impact requirements, the community may not use potable water for irrigation. SMR currently uses about 50 wells, each reaching from 1,200 to 2,000 feet below the earth’s surface, to irrigate agricultural and other areas throughout its boundaries. Simons said well water, over time, becomes saltier and poorer in quality — factors that negatively impact landscaping. A recent connection made with the city of Sarasota provides reclaimed water to Lakewood Ranch’s developed areas south of the Manatee River. The connection became active in November, at which time BRU began receiving an average of 2 million gallons of reclaimed water daily from the city. Lakewood Ranch Community Development Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 saw increases in their 2013 fiscal year budgets to accommodate BRU rate increases. Rates went up by 50% in those districts, as of Oct. 1, 2012. Monthly user fees also increased slightly. The rates, which were raised, in part, to offset costs for infrastructure for BRU’s reclaimed water projects, had not been increased since Oct. 1, 2007 and Oct. 1, 2008, respectively. Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@yourobserver. com.

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Buchanan offers pro-business vision Manatee Rep. Vern Buchanan promoted a small-government message to a crowd of Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance members. FCAT scores stagnant by Josh Siegel | Staff writer

LAKEWOOD RANCH — Rep. Vern Buchanan startled a crowd of business leaders when he opened a discussion by declaring strife in Washington is as bad as it seems. Then, he settled the group and told them he once sat where they do now. As a businessman for more than 30 years prior to his political career, he dealt with the same external forces that impact running a business today. These forces come from Washington, where Buchanan serves now in an effort to limit government’s force. In an open discussion with members of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and business leaders June 10, Buchanan said small government, with few regulations, promotes business growth. As the only Florida congressmen on the House Ways and Means Committee, Buchanan provides jurisdiction over tax

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policy, international trade, health care and Social Security. He said 70% to 80% of businesses created in Florida are small businesses, but start-ups are down 30% nationwide. He blames the downturn on disincentives, such as expensive health insurance and tax loopholes, that make it more difficult for small businesses to stay competitive. Buchanan believes the federal Affordable Care Act, a reform of the U.S. health-care system designed to insure 37 million uninsured Americans, will continue to drive up the costs of entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. “The Affordable Care Act does not bend the curve on health care,” Buchanan said. The health-care reform will only add to the nation’s deficit, Buchanan said, adding it will create an unsustainable debt load that “hangs like a black cloud over everything.”

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Rep. Vern Buchanan vowed during a discussion with the business community June 10, to make Florida the best place in the country to work and live.

That statement comes after the Congressional Budget Office projected the national deficit will shrink to $642 billion this year, from more than $1 trillion the past four years. Buchanan also talked about

efforts to amend the tax code. He referenced a recent trip to Hong Kong, where he saw a rise in economic activity backed by simple, low taxes. Buchanan supports a flat tax at 20%, with no deduction or exemptions, but he called a 25% flat tax more realistic and passable. Buchanan visited Beijing in the 1980s, a time before the nation’s No. 2 economy enjoyed the prosperity it has today, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. At the time, Buchanan was “apolitical.” The rise of China and Russia pushed Buchanan into politics in 2007. Now, China has declared its No. 1 goal is to create 20 million jobs per year, Buchanan said. “Our No. 1 priority should be to create jobs and make it easier for small businesses,” Buchanan said. “But, there’s the big battle between free enterprise and big government, and I’m not sure that is our top priority. My task every day is to make sure that it is.” Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@ yourobserver.com

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PATIENT PAYOFF University Park developers waited out the housing crisis to break ground on Lansdowne Crescent, the development’s first phase in seven years.

EAST COUNTY — By now, the story behind University Park’s founding is familiar, but its beginnings help explain why the development has waited so long to fully build out. In late May, the development team at University Park broke ground on its first new phase in seven years — Lansdowne Crescent, a European-inspired neighborhood with 19 home sites. It is named after a traditional community in London. The neighborhood, which backs onto hole No. 3 of the golf course, will feature 60-foot lots, with homes from 2,300 to 2,800 square feet and priced from $400,000 to $750,000. “This size has been a successful offering for us,” said Charles Varah, partner representative for University Park. “It is perfect for the retired couple who is looking to downsize and the people who want a vacation home.” An architectural committee full of University Park residents and architects approved the plan before it became official. This week, construction crews will ready the roadway, before installing utilities such as sewer and drainage. A landscaped half-acre park area will be the centerpiece of the neighborhood. Homes will fall into the neoclassical look of University Park’s existing sites, with threepart windows and blank walls. “Good architectural design looks special and costs nothing,” Varah said. Buyers get two options for their home: a house with a master suite and two bedrooms or a house with a master suite, two bedrooms and a den. A model home will be completed by November, Varah said. He hopes to sell out the community in two years.

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Charles Varah, partner representative for University Park, says the development’s new neighborhood, Lansdowne Crescent, will have the same Neoclassical, pristine look of existing sites. The new section, to be built exclusively by John Neal Homes, follows a period of restraint during a once-booming housing market. Rolf Pasold, an Austrian-born British manufacturer of children’s clothing, teamed with Neal Communities founder and President Pat Neal in November 1980, to buy the land where University Park sits. They held off on developing the property for a decade, waiting for development along University Parkway to match their ambitions. Home sales began in 1991, and Pasold began to focus on University Park’s core attributes, features Lansdowne Crescent will maintain. The award-winning commu-

nity is known for its pristine and natural look, marked by preservation and spaced-apart homes set far back from the golf course. Before he died in January 2006, Pasold refused to sell many of the remaining home sites, to preserve their natural beauty. Varah, a lifelong friend of Pasold’s son, Colin, said the founder’s restraint helped the development survive the realestate bubble. “The crisis put pressure on the development to finish the project,” Varah said. “The market was so greedy. When you have excess homes, it makes it harder to manage and it becomes an out-of-scale product.” Two years ago, talks about Lansdowne Crescent began. At

that time, developers decided to wait longer, refine their plans and wait for demand to gain steam. “Like any economic program, when demand picks up and there’s low inventory, you make supply to meet it,” Varah said. “Now, the market is ready.” With 1,165 homes in University Park sold so far, the development caps at 1,238, according to its development of regional impact. Homebuyers may have to wait for that cap to be reached. “Rolf (Pasold) liked to call his vision ‘European inspiration, American achievement,’” Varah said. “He said in 50 years, University Park would be the place to be.” Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@ yourobserver.com.

However, other areas show Manatee County schools are performing below the state average. MANATEE COUNTY — Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test scores released June 7 show Manatee County schools performed fairly stagnantly compared to last year and fell below the state average in both math and reading, in most grades. Exceptions included Manatee County ninth graders, who performed as well as students across the state on reading, with 53% passing the test. Manatee County eighth-graders beat the state average in math, with 55% passing the test compared to 51% across the state. Manatee County students, overall, performed better on the math test than last year, although sixth-graders and seventh-graders didn’t perform as well. Third- and fourth-graders did not perform as well as last year in reading, but all other grades improved slightly. Seventy-one percent of students who took the geometry test earned a 3 or better on a scale of 5, while 69% earned similar scores in biology. Satisfactory means scoring 3 or higher. Algebra 1 scores fell just under the state average at 63%. The new results come after FCAT scores released May 24 showed fewer than half of Manatee County’s third-grade students are reading or have math skills at or above grade level. The county’s scores for third grade were stagnant compared to last year. This year, 49% of third graders had satisfactory marks in reading and math.

 Last year, only half of third graders were proficient in reading, and 48% were proficient in math. Additionally, less than half of Manatee students earned satisfactory marks on the writing component of the FCAT, although scores did improve for fourthand eighth graders. Fourth-grade writing scores increased from 42% to 45%, and eighth-grade scores went from 41% to 44%. Florida is moving toward fully phasing in new Common Core state standards. Across Florida, kindergarten and first-grade students started their Common Core education this school year. By next year, the standards will be fully implemented in second grade, with phasing in for grades three through 12.
 The 2014-15 school year will bring full implementation for all grade levels. Changes include the use of the new PARCC assessment, which will replace the FCAT. Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@ yourobserver.com ONLINE: Complete FCAT results can be found at http://fcat.fldoe. org/mediapacket/2013/default. asp#storylink=relast

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OBITUARY + East County remembers business owner, philanthropist East County residents are mourning the loss of local businessman and friend, Randy Hedrick, who died suddenly Tuesday, June 4, of a heart attack. Mr. Hedrick, owner of Palm Printing in the Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park, was 49 years old. He is preceded in death by his wife, Eileen, who died of cancer in December. The couple is survived by their two children: Nicole, 22, and Ryan, 20. A memorial service was held for Mr. Hedrick Sunday, June 9. “It’s a big loss for this community,” said employee and longtime friend Cindy Montgomery. “He was very active in the community. He did a lot for charity. He was a fabulous person.” Montgomery said Mr. Hedrick’s death came as a shock to his friends and employees, but his staff was working hard to keep Palm Printing’s business running as normally as possible. “We’re just trying to run the business

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the way he would want to and trying to keep the customers happy,” she said. “That’s all we can do right now.” Longtime Palm Printing employee Larry Wisenberger is assuming Palm Printing’s day-to-day operations, for now, Montgomery said. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reported Hedrick was driving his 2011 Cadillac northbound in the parking lot outside his business, at 6001 Business Blvd., Sarasota, when he proceeded northeast and struck a curb. The vehicle made a u-turn type maneuver, traveled back southbound, jumped over a curb and struck the north side of the building. Mr. Hedrick was pronounced dead on scene.

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Public considers business property-tax relief For the last three weeks, the East County Observer has previewed the first ballot item on the June 18 special election referendum — the vote on a half-percent sales tax increase to pay for indigent health care. Now, we look at the second ballot question: a vote on providing ad valorem tax exemptions for businesses. provides property-tax relief for new or expanding business. Under the proposal for Manatee, the businesses eligible for such tax relief would be discretionary. Companies have to create a certain number of jobs at a specific wage in a targeted sector. Companies would receive the tax breaks — an amount up to 100% of property taxes — for up to 10 years. They would be subject to annual performance reviews, and, if the targets were not met, the tax relief would expire. The companies must be high-impact and high-paid, with 60% of their revenue coming from outside the region, as well. County staff works together with the EDC to recommend to county commissioners which businesses should qualify for property-tax relief. County commissioners have final say with their vote. Opponents to the tax abatement say government officials are assuming new jobs the recruited businesses promise would never be created by anyone else. They wonder if government is picking winners and losers, rather than letting free competition take effect. Hillstrom sees it differently. She says a recruited business, with less to pay in taxes, will use the saved money to hire 10 or 20 more employees than it would otherwise. Those new employees will buy homes, cars, groceries and insurance, fueling more growth in the economy. “This is not a haphazard process,” Hill-

strom said. “There’s a vetting process that we would stick to. Economic development is highly competitive right now, and to have this would simply put us on an even playing field.” Without the ad valorem tax relief tool, the region still has recruited business. Last year, Feld Entertainment — which produces shows such as Disney on Ice — announced it would move its headquarters to Ellenton. IRISS, a leader in the industrial infrared window market, opened its new global headquarters April 3, in the Lakewood Ranch Business Park. But, Hillstrom dwells on the misses. She tells a story from October 2012, when she received a call from a manufacturing company looking to relocate. “It pained me to tell them we don’t have what we’re looking for,” Hillstrom said. “Could we still attract businesses without the tax relief? Sure. But there’re so many we would miss out on.” With or without the tax breaks, Hillstrom will recruit by carrying a laundry list of Manatee’s selling points: sea ports, sports, airports, higher education and a business-friendly government. Hunzeker hopes it’s enough. “If you wanted to be in Florida, on the West Coast, and have tax abatement, Sarasota would be on the list,” Hunzeker said. “Pinellas is on the list. Hillsborough is on list. And we’re not. And, we didn’t even know there was a list. This isn’t all that radical.” Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@your observer.com.

How it would work • Companies have to create a certain number of jobs at a specific wage in a targeted sector. • Companies would receive the tax breaks in an amount up to 100% of property taxes. Breaks would be effective for up to 10 years. • The companies would be subject to annual performance reviews. The tax relief expires if targets are not met. • The companies must be highimpact and high-paid with 60% of their revenue coming from outside the region. • County staff works together with the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. to recommend which businesses should qualify for tax relief. • County commissioners vote on whether a business will be allowed the exemption. • Existing companies, who already do business in the region and want to expand, can get property-tax relief only on the expanded part of the facility or on newly purchased equipment. • The abatement only would apply to county-levied taxes.

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EAST COUNTY — For years, the Manatee County economy relied on tourism and retirees buying homes. But, when the recession hit, Manatee County government staff and the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. officials began making moves to attract high-growth companies. County Administrator Ed Hunzeker envisioned high-density buildings occupied by accounting and investment banking firms. Sharon Hillstrom, president of the EDC, began developing relationships with site consultants from firms from all over the United States. She tried to recruit businesses from high-impact industries already established in Manatee County, including sectors such as life science, sports performance, clean technology and agribusiness, among others. Manatee County leaders believe, however, the region has no bait. At least, until now — they hope. When the public votes on a much-publicized half-percent, sales-tax increase to fund indigent health care in a special referendum June 18, they also can vote on ad valorem tax exemptions for businesses. 

 Under the proposed property-tax breaks for new or expanding businesses, county commissioners would approve breaks for certain businesses, vetted by county staff and the EDC, based on their ability to create jobs. “We are operating at a competitive disadvantage in our own region without this,” Hillstrom said. Currently, 42 out of the 67 counties in Florida have some form of a system that

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Manatee County did not report any flooding in the East County area. Greenbrook Adventure Park’s playground, pictured here, was soaked in water, but soccer fields remained playable following the storm Thursday, June 6.

Tropical Storm Andrea brings rain, tornadoes Local officials and residents braced for poor weather Thursday, June 6, as Tropical Storm Andrea descended upon the area. Manatee County’s Emergency Operations Center partially activated for the storm. Eastern Manatee and central Sarasota counties remained under tornado warnings until about 12:15 p.m. June 6. Only one tornado in the East County, however,

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was reported by officials. The tornado hit in the Myakka City area, and caused minor property damage and downed several power lines. The National Weather Service reported the Sarasota-Bradenton area received more than 1.6 inches of rain — most of which fell before 1 p.m. — on Thursday, June 6. Wind speeds averaged 18 mph, but gusts of more than 40 mph were reported. — Pam Eubanks

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+ June 18 special election early voting continues Early voting for the June 18 special election continues through Saturday, June 15. Early voting takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, at the Supervisor of Elections office, 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 118, Bradenton.
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 Manatee County Planning Commission Meeting — 9 a.m. June 13, at 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton  Manatee County Board of County Commissioners Budget Session: Capital Improvement Plan — 9 a.m. June 13, at 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton  Manatee County Board of County Commissioners Meeting — 9 a.m. June 18, at 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton  Manatee County Board of County Commissioners Budget Public Hearing — 6 p.m. June 20, at 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton

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 The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-2 June 4, to approve a new ordinance and changes to the county Land Development Code to allow residents to keep up to four hens.

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 Commissioners Betsy Benac and Vanessa Baugh voted against the ordinance. Manatee County’s chapter of the Citizens Lobbying for Urban Chicken Keeping, also known as CLUCK, advocated for the change. The Holmes Beach City Commission recently approved residential chickens in certain circumstances, and the cities of Sarasota and Palmetto also both allow chickens, under certain circumstances.

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“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.”

“I don’t, per say, get nervous. There are, of course nerves, but more than anything, it’s respect. I respect the fact that what I do is dangerous, and, if I lose that respect, it becomes more dangerous. It’s easy to become very complacent when you do what I have been doing my entire life.”

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On tips for stage fright and how he deals with it: “The size of the Grand Canyon audience won’t even cross my mind. Practice is the most important thing, but I do not believe practice can make perfect — at least, not in my line of work. My great-grandfather was 73 years, and he lost his life doing (walking the wire). He practiced his whole life. But, practice definitely helps.”

The challenge: Mental more than physical: Generally, Wallenda trains five days a week on a wire for three to four hours a day. He also goes to the gym five days a week and places a heavy emphasis on core work. But, the physical challenge is routine. The mental is not. “It’s a mental game to be honest. At his point in my life, it’s all mental when you get up high. I’ve been walking a wire since I was 2 years old. It’s about focus. It’s a totally different me up there; a totally different demeanor takes over. Fear is a choice, and danger is real.”

On why he walks wires: “I’m an entertainer and I love what I do. I actually don’t think I’m an adrenaline junky, at all. I guess maybe there is some adrenaline, but it’s something I’ve been doing so long, so it’s not new to me.”

On who inspired him to build a brand: “I admire Evel Knievel, David Blaine, Bello Nock and my greatgrandfather. They all built brands, and that’s why we know their names. I knew we had that same opportunity.”

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On his brand:

“I’ve been blessed with a name that’s known all over the world. I could just get in my car and leave. That’s not me. I will never be that way, and I keep friends who make sure I never become that.”

IF YOU GO Nik Wallenda’s rehearsals for the Grand Canyon Challenge When: June 6 through June 19; his hour-long morning sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. and end with an 11:30 a.m. press conference. Evening rehearsals take place at 6 p.m. Wallenda will practice at 3 p.m., Sundays. There is no rehearsal on Mondays. Where: Regatta Island, at Sarasota’s Nathan Benderson Park, 2500 N. Honore Ave. Details: The Sarasota practices mimic the conditions Wallenda will experience at a June 23 traverse walk over the Grand Canyon, where he will walk over the Little Colorado River in a remote section of the Navajo Nation. Wallenda is trying to get used to walking on a 2-inch steel cable, which is heavier than the 5/8-inch wire he usually uses. The Discovery Channel will televise the feat for an estimated audience of more than 1 billion people.

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Student leaders head to Capitol East County’s Kylie Birch and Sierra Parsons hope to attend a leadership conference in D.C. Kylie Birch and Sierra Parsons may not remember all their lessons in American government, but the outgoing Haile Middle School eighth-graders are keeping their fingers crossed they’ll get a refresher course this summer. The girls, both 14, have been selected to attend the National Young Leaders Conference, in Washington, D.C. There, the girls will discuss and analyze leadership at the federal level, meet senators and other government officials, tour museums and enjoy other governmentrelated activities and lessons. “We get to sit in on congressional meetings and tour the White House,” Sierra said. Kylie, who has family in the Washington, D.C., area, said she is eager to see the governmental process in action. “I like all the history there (in D.C.),” she said. “We want to learn.” The girls are hoping to attend one of two upcoming sessions for the conference, which run June 30 through July 8 and from July 14 through July 22. The trip’s cost, however, may prevent them from going. The girls are hoping to raise money to offset the trip’s roughly $3,500 price tag. They’ve already sent letters out to friends and family to raise do-

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Kylie Birch and Sierra Parsons both love history. The girls hope to attend a leadership conference in July, in Washington, D.C. nations, and may plan other fundraisers this summer, if needed. Kylie’s mom, Angel Birch, grew up in D.C. and is hoping financing will come through. “I think right now, they don’t know what they don’t know,” she said. “They’ve just read it in books. For them to see (legislators) and how they represent the states (is a great opportunity).” The girls qualified to attend the conference after their languagearts teacher, Khea Davis, nominated them to attend. Kylie and Sierra have maintained 4.0 and 4.8 GPAs, respectively. “I chose Kylie and Sierra because they are two of my top students,” Davis said. “They are intelligent, hardworking and excellent all-around young ladies. “These young ladies are natu-

EDUCATIONAL FUND Anyone interested in contributing toward Kylie Birch’s and Sierra Parsons’ trip to the Capitol can contact Angel Birch at Angel Birch angelbirch@gmail.com. ral leaders,” she said. “This conference will surround them with other leaders and expose them to skills that will help cultivate their leadership skills and give them an experience only a fraction of kids their age will get to experience.” Kylie and Sierra said they also are excited to build their leadership skills and meet other students from across the country. Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@yourobserver.com.

Wallenda releases new book on life Nik Wallenda released June 4 a memoir titled, “Balance: A Story of Faith, Family and Life on the Line.” In the book, Wallenda, a seventh-generation descendant of the famous Great Wallendas, describes his faith as the key to his success.

ONLINE: Visit YourObserver.com for a video of Wallenda’s June 7 practice session atop a wire above the Regatta Island, at Nathan Benderson Park.

LETTERS TO THEEDITOR + Donor pays tribute to veterans This past Saturday (May 25), our VFW Post was distributing poppies at Publix grocery stores in the East County area. A man hastily walked up to one of our distribution points at the Publix in 12 Oaks Plaza, deposited a roll of bills and walked away without exchanging any words or taking a Buddy Poppy. When we looked, we discovered the roll of bills contained 10 $100 bills for a donation of $1,000. We want to heartily thank this individual and assure him 100% of all funds collected when we distribute Buddy Poppies is used to support veterans. This is a charter issue with the VFW and is monitored closely. Thank you, David Daily commander for VFW Braden River Post 12055

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Preschools celebrate Class of 2013

Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities’ CEO Marla Doss presented preschool children with their diplomas.

East County preschools ushered their pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students into a new stage of life, during “moving up” and graduation ceremonies last week. The Goddard School held its ceremony Sunday, June 2, at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, while Kiddie Academy held its “moving up” ceremony for voluntary pre-kindergarten children June 6, at the Manatee Association for Realtors’ Lakewood Ranch building. Primrose at Lakewood Ranch held its ceremonies for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students June 8, at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall. Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities also graduated several of its Selby Preschool students, during a ceremony May 31.

Katlyn Costello and Jessica Mowrey, of Goddard.

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Left: Goddard School owners Erin and Josh White with their son, Jack. Above: Primrose teacher Shagolfa Hassanzadeh gives Stephen Gross his diploma.

Natalia Chadbourne and Michael Merino giggle with excitement, during part of Kiddie Academy’s ceremony.

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Nolan artists’ third mural promotes healthy eating Nolan Middle School’s Fine Arts Club for Talented Students (FACTS) completed its third mural — a painting in the school’s cafeteria that promotes healthy eating. In November, the same group of students produced their second mural on the side of a portable classroom. It represented a beach at Emerson Point. The year before, the club painted a wetland scene on another portable classroom. Eighth-graders Cassidy Darnell and Julie Cotton simply call the latest mural, a Future Farmers of America-themed painting, “The Mural.” The student artists first projected the

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9:08 p.m. — 8300 block of Lockwood Ridge Road. Trespass Warning. A deputy responded to a report of a suspicious male sleeping next to a business’ air conditioning unit. The deputy woke up the man, who became uncooperative and would not listen to orders. For the safety of the business, the deputy decided to handcuff the man until he finished the investigation. The deputy found no crime had been committed.

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6:11 p.m.— 6000 31st Street E. Theft. A witness observed a man loading a metal sheet onto the roof of his vehicle; he had taken it from a welding shop. Workers from the business found the suspect. The suspect said another person told him to take the metal sheet. He said he would return it, if asked. The suspect returned the sheet and drove off. Deputies obtained the tag of his vehicle and were able to get a description of the suspect. The sheet is valued at $300.

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10:28 a.m. — 6200 block of State Road 64. Theft. A loss-prevention worker witnessed a shopper select merchandise from the jewelry section. The suspect then proceeded to the meat department, where she selected a prepackaged chicken breast. The suspect capped her spree by pulling bead strands from the craft aisle. She placed all the merchandise in her purse. She then went to the checkout lane to pay for the other merchandise she had selected. She paid for those items and exited the store without paying for the merchandise in her purse. s llow e pirchaseet e r f 2 h pu or s wit a mat of

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Loss prevention detained the woman and contacted law enforcement. The woman was arrested. Stolen items were valued at $27.26.

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LAKEWOOD RANCH —  Brad Zunica knew early on he wanted to be a Hurricane. Two years after trotting onto the diamond for the first time, the then-8-yearold watched his first college baseball game on television. From that point forward, he began dreaming of playing baseball for the University of Miami. “I fell in love with the game, and I’ve been playing ever since,” the Lakewood Ranch High first baseman and pitcher says. Now, the 17-year-old is seeing his lifelong dream come to fruition. After verbally committing to play for the Hurricanes after his sophomore season, Zunica has decided to forgo his senior year at Lakewood and enroll early at the University of Miami. “I made the decision because it was an opportunity to get a head start on my education and to also improve greatly on my overall skills,” Zunica says. Zunica, who had surgery on his thumb at the end of May, made the decision after realizing his injury would keep him from attending the Perfect Game Nationals Showcase, in Minnesota, and the Team USA tryouts this summer. After Zunica and his parents talked with his academic adviser, travel and high-

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school coaches and major and minor league players, Zunica decided. “There really wasn’t a bad decision for me to make either way, but, in the end, I decided I could get over missing my senior year of high school, as I see pro ball as where I ultimately want to end up,” Zunica says. “I felt choosing college would get me to where I want to be faster, and I get to go to a great school. Most kids don’t get an opportunity like I was being offered, so I decided to take it.” Zunica plans to take an American government and economics class over the summer so he can graduate early. “He knows the game and understands he has to continue to work in order to get to where he wants to be,” Lakewood coach Ryan Kennedy says. “Brad is like a sponge; he takes everything in that we say and absorbs all of the information.   “He’s a very talented baseball player who can spray the ball to all fields with power,” Kennedy says. “And,  he is a guy who will put in the extra work when no one is watching. He is not forced to do extra work. He does it because he loves the game and dedicates himself to baseball.”

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Team Khaos, of Lakewood Ranch, recently won the Nations Baseball Select State Tournament, at Braden River Little League Park. The team outscored its opponents 31-4 in bracket play. Billy Wilds and Brady Jernigan combined for three hits, two runs and two errors to lead Team Khaos past the West Coast Warriors 4-2 in the championship game. Danny Torrealba hit a home run — the first in the team’s short history — to lead the way for Team Khaos at the plate. Championship players include: Billy Wilds, Zach Fefimore, Alex Eastmond, Sam Phillips, Brady Jernigan, Hunter Bell, Jacob Danowski, Nick Romagnola, Danny Torrealba and Dalton Roby.

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SARASOTA —  Sarah Crawford was jealous. And, she had every right to be. Her older sister had received numerous trophies for playing soccer, and the then 6-year-old girl simply wanted a trophy of her own. So, she did what any other typical child would do — she pestered her parents until they signed her up for softball. Crawford received her first two trophies following her first season on the diamond. From that point forward, she was hooked. “I was really excited,” Crawford says. “I wanted a trophy and I thought I was going to be on TV. I liked how it wasn’t like other sports. You get to switch between batting and fielding and you always have to be alert in the game.” Now, with a slew of trophies occupying her room, the 14-year-old Sarasota Heat 14U catcher is hoping to add another trophy to her collection as a member of America’s Team. Crawford, who will be a freshman at Braden River High in the fall, is the youngest player ever to have been recommended for the team. “It means the world to me,” Crawford says. “It shows all the hard work and practicing on my own time is finally coming into action. If you think it and dream it, you can do it.” As a part of America’s Team, Crawford will travel July 22 through Aug. 1 to Italy and Greece. There, she will compete in a five-game tournament, while also going on educational tours and conducting a catcher’s clinic for the Italian and Greek softball teams. “I definitely won’t forget my first time on a plane,” Crawford says with a laugh. Crawford was recommended for America’s Team earlier this spring, during a tournament in Lakeland. The coach for America’s Team also happened to be the coach of the team the Heat was playing against in its second game of the tournament. After watching Crawford’s athleticism behind the plate and seeing her notch her first career home run in a game, the coach approached Crawford about becoming a part of America’s Team. “I was in shock,” Crawford says. “Honestly, I didn’t think I would be able to go. My dad wasn’t there, so I kept thinking, ‘Is this a dream?’ When I learned this really is happening —

that whole night I couldn’t stop smiling.” Crawford began her softball career as a pitcher and first baseman, but five years ago, she switched over to catcher. She’s stuck with it ever since. “I liked it right away,” Crawford says. “There’s always something to work for and get better at.

If you think it and dream it, you can do it. Sarah Crawford, on being recommended for America’s Team “I love how I’m the star of the field,” Crawford says of her position. “I can see everything and I know every play that’s going to happen. I really like being in the field, because you’re always in the game.” During a recent showcase tournament in Georgia, Crawford was facing the No. 1 team in the country when a pinch runner — known for her speed — came on. It wasn’t until after Crawford threw her out that she realized it was the first time the base runner had been caught stealing all season. “I thought it was just another runner,” Crawford says with a laugh. Crawford initially played for the Tropic Wave, before joining the Sarasota Heat four years ago. So far this season, Crawford is batting .407 with 22 hits and three walks. “She works hard, and, no matter what she does, she’s always aiming for perfection,” Sarasota Heat coach Amy Merrill says. “She’s generally very positive and she’s a good teammate and leader. She’s certainly capable of directing a game. Her game knowledge is very high. “She always competes against girls who are older than her, so that’s part of the reason she’s been so successful,” Merrill says. “She holds her own very well.” Crawford will continue playing for the Heat, before joining the Lady Pirates softball team next spring. Eventually, Crawford, who already has expressed interest from a handful of schools, hopes to continue her softball career at the University of Tennessee. Contact Jen Blanco at j b l a n c o @ y o u ro b s e r ve r. com.

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Children at East County elementary schools celebrated the end of the school year with field days, talent shows and other festivities June 5 through June 7, the last day of school. Braden River Elementary School students enjoyed games such as kick-the-can and potato sack races June 5, during an “Old Fashioned Games” event recognizing good behavior. McNeal, Witt and Gullett elementary schools also hosted field-day style events, which included games, kickball, water slides and more. Freedom Elementary School fifth-graders livened up the end of their elementaryschool days June 7, with a teacher-versusstudent game of “Rectangle of Doom.” Witt also hosted a talent show June 7.

Freedom student Lissette Trujillo finds a spot to throw her ball, during a game of “Rectangle of Doom.”

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Peter Balos sings and hypes up the crowd, during Witt’s talent show. Gullett’s Jahmal Barnes, Dawson Britt, Josiah Lozada and Oliver Grimond

McNeal’s Evan Taylor and Caden Denslow, upcoming fifth graders, size up their targets in a game of dodge ball.

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Martha Nieves’ and Amy Holland’s fourth grade students at McNeal celebrate their FCAT writing scores with a game of dodge ball.

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Country Club home sells for $870,000 The following residential real estate transactions took place between May 27 and May 31. A home in County Club Village at Lakewood Ranch tops all transactions in this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real estate. Robert and Denise Sousa, of Orange, Conn., sold their home at 13211 Lost Key Place to George Ristow, of Bradenton, for $870,000. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, three-and-two-half baths, a pool and 4,037 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $575,000 in 2010. Michael and Cynthia Pietsch, of Fontana, Wis., sold their home at 13828 Siena Loop to Antonio Tavares and Danica Tavares, trustees, of Ontario, Canada, for $499,900. Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,311 square feet of living area. It sold for $365,000 in 2012. Tayemm LLC sold the home at 7470 Edenmore St. to Daniel and Fondren Watts, of Bradenton, for $340,000. Built in 2006, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,883 square feet of living area. It sold for $290,000 in January.

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Stephen and Nancy Apatow, of Bradenton, sold their home at 9907 Old Hyde Park Place to Robert and Angela McHugh, of Bradenton, for $635,000. Built in 2002, it has five bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 4,630 square feet of living area. Billy Heller Jr. and Donna Heller, of Palmetto, sold their home at 7621 Tralee Way to Julie Anderson, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., for $555,000. Built in 2002, it has five bedrooms, five baths, a pool and 3,924 square feet of living area. It sold for $700,000 in 2004. Robert and Brenda Haskins, of Hilton Head, S.C., sold their home at 9991 Cher-

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River Club North Terry and Margaret Danahy sold their home at 6714 Oakmont Way to Daniel and Beth Talucci, of Bradenton, for $580,000.

Built in 1993, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,559 square feet of living area. It sold for $377,500 in 1995.

Watercrest Deanna Magdich and Phillip Magdich, trustees, sold the Unit 401 condominium at 6370 Watercrest Way to Ruth Cummins, of Lakewood Ranch, for $485,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,376 square feet of living area. It sold for $549,400 in 2005. Richard and Victoria Morin and Stephanie Ottmann, of Ontario, Canada, sold their Unit 203 condominium at 6438 Watercrest Way to A. John and Judith Elliot, of

Westerly, R.I., for $359,900. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,742 square feet of living area. It sold for $310,000 in 2008. John and Rosemary Cannon, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 402 condominium at 6450 Watercrest Way to Mark Clark, of Canton, Ohio, for $305,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,742 square feet of living area. It sold for $462,900 in 2006.

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8060 Royal Birkdale Circle 14519 Stirling Drive 5550 Country Club Way 1102 134th St. E. 6204 98th St. E. 6806 Tumbleweed Trail 4808 79th Ave. Plaza E. 8131 Coates Row Place 7319 Windemere Lane 4228 Fairfax Drive E. 7718 Palm Aire Lane 6324 Cormorant Court 15206 Linn Park Terrace 7034 Langley Place 6607 24th Ave. E. 11343 Rivers Bluff Circle 8002 Desoto Woods Drive 7241 Orchid Island Place 4224 Second Ave. E. 4963 79th Ave. Drive E.

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Jeffrey and Linda Deal, of Beavercreek, Ohio, sold their home at 8219 Waterview Blvd. to David Burke, of New York, for $439,000. Built in 1998, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,672 square feet of living area. It sold for $480,000 in 2004.

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Durwood and Jacqueline Airhart, of Walker, Minn., sold their home at 4825 88th St. E. to Robert Del Giudice and Mary Warwick, of Lake in the Hill, Ill., for $420,000. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,806 square feet of living area. It sold for $449,800 in 1998.

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Donna Janovcik, Hugh Ross and Kurt Derksen, trustees, sold the home at 14239 Nighthawk Terrace to Roy and Kathleen Deakins, of Odenton, Md., for $357,500. Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,432 square feet of living area. It sold for $328,000 in 2011. Joel and Carol Zoldessy, of Tallahassee, sold their home at 14104 Cattle Egret Place to Kresimir and Jennifer Lovric and Theresa Bartolotta, of Punta Gorda, for $243,900. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,042 square feet of living area. It sold for $249,400 in 2004. Nathan and Heather Perry, of Sarasota, sold their home at 15375 Blue Fish Circle to Russell and Frances Brandt, of Bradenton, for $242,500. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,073 square feet of living area. It sold for $195,000 in 2008.

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Brian Shore, of Ontario, Canada, sold his Unit 202 condominium at 6560 Moorings Point Circle to Raymond and Diane Hogan, of Lutz, for $320,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,344 square feet of living area. It sold for $270,000 in 2012.

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Mario and Marilyn Trescone, of Oakland, Mich., sold their home at 6910 Mystic Lane to Karen Burke, of Sarasota, for $259,000. Built in 1998, it has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 1,825 square feet of living area. It sold for $400,000 in 2006.

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Allen Marszalek, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the home at 5755 Timber Lake Drive to Richard Russ and Valarie Furlow-Russ, of Sarasota, for $241,300. Built in 1982, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 3,414 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $157,500 in 1998.

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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. (No phone calls please.) (Please provide your name and address) Email ad to: classified@yourobserver.com Online at: www.yourobserver.com Or mail to: The Observer Group P.O. Box 3169 Sarasota, Fl 34230 BAR STOOLS: 4 upholstered, $100. Antique dresser, $75. Photos available. 941-907-9627. BOOKCASE: AMISH made, cream color, 65”X 23”x15”, 5 shelves, 2 small drawers, $85. 941-907-4148. CHANDELIER: ARE you building a new home? New in box. $125. 941-753-1993. CURIO: ROUND, lighted, mostly glass, 6 feet tall and around. Contemporary Like new! $200. 941-920-4842. DESK: WOODEN, large, like new, $150. Call 941-752-3371. DOWNY QUEEN QUEEN air air bed, bed, Ozark Ozark trail trail with with electric electric DOWNY pump. $40.00. $40.00 941-907-2258. pump.

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Boats ChitwoodCharters.com Cruise or Fish Hyatt Sarasota Docks 32’/53’ Yachts - 2hrs./2 months 941-383-5232

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

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PALM AIRE CONDOS: 1 & 2 bedrooms, furnished, great views, upgraded, utilities included. Available April through Dec. $1000-$1300/mo. 941-351-1741.

Adult Care Services CNA’S/HHA’S Homemakers/Companions Senior Home Companions provides personal care and non-medical care for Seniors. We are “For Seniors by Active Seniors”. F/T, P/T, Overnight and Weekend work available. We service Sarasota/Bradenton and Venice. 941-924-0494. www.Senior Home Companions.com FL Lic. #NR30211323 and #HCS5023 CUSTOMIZED INDIVIDUAL CARE. Offering nonmedical and medical care plans developed and designed to fit individuals needs. Includes homemaking, errands, doctor visits, transportation, meal prep. with special dietary needs, and medication supervision. To customize a plan for your loved one and for details, call 377-4465 or visit our mobile or online website at eldercaresarasota.com Lic. #30211372. Bonded and Insured. HOME CARE Plan Service Contracts, NOT Insurance. Plans Features: -- Guaranteed Acceptance -- No Health Questions -- No Claim Forms -- No Deductible -- No Co-pays -- No Age Limits Call (941) 227-2149 for Information kit.

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RIvIeRa Dunes 106 12th avenue east Brian Wood

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4510 125th street Terry Hayes

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longboaT key 1590 harbor Cay lane Cheryl Loeffler

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longboaT key 1570 harbor Cay lane Cheryl Loeffler

941.302.9674 $4,399,000

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PReseRve aT heRon lake 7475 Preservation Drive Cindy Migone

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941.812.7438 $1,175,000

3704 sandspur lane Valerie Dall’Acqua

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Casey key 941.928.3009 $3,699,000

4019 Casey key Road Charlotte Hedge

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7706 westmoreland Drive Fernando Viteri 941.400.7676 $699,000

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venICe IslanD 918 gibbs Road Melanie Twigg

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PResTanCIa 941.302.4256 $499,000

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aMbeRlea 941-302-9100 $425,000

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osPRey 14041 bellagio way, 317 Keith & Sharon Whitfield

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RIveR Club 941.920.5454 $669,900

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lakewooD RanCh 6409 Moorings Point Circle, 201 Pat & Julie Warren 941.350.7044 $569,000

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unIveRsITy PaRk 7311 wimbledon Court Toi Estes & Craig Cerreta

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8130 Perry Maxwell Circle Jerry Zaback 941.350.6885 premiersir.com/id/A3951836 $1,850,000

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anna MaRIa IslanD

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429 east Macewen Drive Peg Davant 941.356.4552 premiersir.com/id/A3975281 $775,000

616 Rose street Leslie Russell

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bIRD key 201 seagull lane Judie Berger

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osPRey 638 Rivendell boulevard Terry Herschberger 941.468.8439 $599,000

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1700 ben Franklin Drive, 10C Perry Corneau 941.650.4626 premiersir.com/id/A3974833 $440,000

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noRTh venICe FaRMs 3431 border Road Paula Y. Wesley

The InleTs 4625 shark Drive Shannon Rogers

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2003 Calusa lakes boulevard Tamara & Todd Currey 941.587.1776 $429,000

CITRa 6301 east highway 316 Katty Caron

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551 Ranger lane Anne Chakos

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5118 8th avenue west Drive Devon Davis & Jesse Carr 941.720.2053 $595,000

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PResTanCIa 7692 Club lane Joel Schemmel

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922 gibbs Road Melanie Twigg

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301 10th avenue east Arnold DuFort

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4401 gulf of Mexico Drive, Ph2 Valerie Dall’Acqua 941.445.7295 premiersir.com/id/A3962111 $1,050,000

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941.928.8408 $1,695,000

The ConCessIon 8306 Farington Court Anne Chakos

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2984 sandringham Place Fernando Viteri 941.400.7676 $346,000

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