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A local lacrosse team is making headlines statewide. PAGE 15

OUR TOWN + Ranch CDD supervisor resigns The Lakewood Ranch community is getting ready to bid farewell to longtime Summerfield resident and Lakewood Ranch Community Development District 1 Supervisor Jean Stewart, who will be moving back to Maryland with her husband, John. Stewart tendered her resignation as a CDD supervisor June 24. “I have enjoyed being part of the growth that has made Lakewood Ranch the superior community that it is,” Stewart wrote in her resignation letter. “My many thanks to fellow board members, the (InterDistrict Authority) staff and the many other friends, residents and board members for their cooperation and support in this continuing effort. I will miss you.”

kingdom rock It’s day and ‘knight’ for youths at Harvest’s Vacation Bible School. PAGE 19

Construction on a new transmission line in East County has begun. PAGE 6

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Bridge plan moves closer to approval The roughly 4,000-square-foot home includes five bedrooms for clients and one bedroom for a house parent.

+ Vitale earns Hall of Fame induction Lakewood Ranch resident and legendary basketball commentator Dick Vitale celebrated yet another induction into sports history. On June 10, Vitale was inducted into the National Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, in Salisbury, N.C. He was joined by author and Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom, who is the Hall’s sports writer inductee. “I am in awe,” Vitale says. “I can’t believe this. It’s a major, major event, and I am very proud of it. It’s the highest honor you could possibly get in broadcasting, and, to go in with Mitch Albom is fantastic. I can’t tell you how blessed I’ve been in my life and career.” Vitale says he could not have earned the accomplishment without the support of his family, ESPN and the individuals with whom he has worked during his career.

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The Niesen family gathers in front of the home named in honor of the family matriarch, the late Jacquelyn Niesen. Pictured are Michael, Jim, Cher, Charles, Fallon and Sandra.

Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities celebrated the June 19 opening of its fourth group home for disabled adults. EAST COUNTY —  The groundskeeper for Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities no longer will venture far when he heads to work each morning. Instead, Michael Niesen, 57, simply will get ready and step outside. Niesen officially moved in to Community Haven’s newest group home Wednesday, June 19, following a ribboncutting ceremony for the facility. The new home will house nine disabled adults, including Niesen, and one house parent. Niesen’s parents, Jim and Jacquelyn, funded the new group home on Community Haven’s property off DeSoto Road, in the East County. “We didn’t know where

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(Michael) would end up (after we no longer could care for him),” said Jim Niesen, 83. “We were looking for a place for a long time. My wife said, ‘God gave him to us; God will take care of him. We found this (place, Community Haven). This is it.” Jacquelyn Niesen, who died of cancer in August, met a woman who worked at Community Haven while shopping at a department store about six years ago. After the meeting, the Niesens enrolled their son in Community Haven’s Haven Industries program, which matches people with mental, sensory and other disabilities with the opportunity to learn a hands-on skill.

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Jacquelyn’s Poem Yesterday there came to live, A special child God chose to give. I pity one so very small, Should have a burden after all. With loving heart and trusting hand, To grow up in an unknown land. His step is slow, his progress too, He’s one alone, a chosen few. What will he learn, how will he know, Why birds sing songs, or rivers flow? But watch his face where love doth dwell, He knows not war or pains of hell. — Jacquelyn Niesen

Manatee County will hold a meeting on the Fort Hamer Bridge project Aug. 7. EAST COUNTY — The fate of the proposed Fort Hamer Bridge may soon be determined. After months of delay, the U.S. Coast Guard released a draft of the URS Corp.’s environmental impact statement June 25. The document indicates the need for a bridge, connecting Fort Hamer Park to Upper Manatee River Road, near the Waterlefe community, remains. Manatee County will hold a public meeting on the project Aug. 7, at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. The U.S. Coast Guard will chair the meeting, which is one of the last steps for securing final site-plan approval for the bridge. Manatee County hired URS, a Tampa-based provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public-sector and privatesector companies, to complete the EIS. The Coast Guard required Manatee County to expand its environmental impact statement to include the Rye Road Bridge and determine whether it could meet the county’s need for a north-south route, after residents from Waterlefe, in July 2010, rallied against the two-lane bridge project. They said the proposed Fort Hamer Bridge, which would connect Upper Manatee River Road to Fort Hamer Road, would create increased traffic along Upper Manatee River Road. The Rye Road Bridge, farther east, would satisfy transportation needs just as well, they said. As part of the EIS, URS confirmed a written disclosure of the proposed Fort Hamer Bridge was made — and continues to be made — to all Waterlefe homeowners in their purchase documents. Ron Schulhofer, Manatee County director of public works, said expanding the EIS has cost the county more than $25,000. The EIS takes into account feedback, which the Coast Guard solicits, from Manatee County residents.

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The two-day concert series will be held in late March, at the Premier Sports Campus. LAKEWOOD RANCH —  Lakewood Ranch developer Schroeder-Manatee Ranch has been building its reputation as a master-planned community since its inception in the mid-1990s. Now, the company is putting its stamp on yet another industry: entertainment. SMR announced last week it will host the Winterfest Music Festival, a two-day music event featuring national and local musical acts, March 29 and March 30, at the Premier Sports Campus. “The intent is to grow it over the next however many years it takes,” Winterfest spokesperson Jim Chiaffredo said. “We’re hoping it (becomes) one of the largest musical festivals in the United States.” Chiaffredo said acts already on the lineup include Country Music Hall of Fame member Jeff Cook, founder of the country group, Alabama; two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Marty Balin, of Jefferson Airplane; classic-rock artist Rick Derringer; soft-rock

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singer Bertie Higgins; country musician Billy Dean; and local favorites, the Billy Rice Band and youth guitarist Jake Castro. Organizers are working to secure more national acts in the coming months, for a total of 18 shows representing multiple musical genres, including rock, blues, swamp music and more. Festival prices have not yet been released, but Chiaffredo said patrons will be able to buy passes either for one or two days of concerts. VIP tickets, which will include reserved seating, food, drink, upgraded bathroom facilities and air-conditioned space, also will be available. One main stage, flanked on either side by jumbotrons, will give patrons quality viewing, regardless of where they set up their chairs and blankets for the family-friendly concerts. “We’re trying to provide new things for the area to draw attention to our community,” Chiaffredo said. “We feel through music

and entertainment, we can provide that.” Organizers are readying to accommodate up to 20,000 people on Premier’s campus. SMR President and CEO Rex Jensen has said the company is committed to creating an “entertainment hub” in Lakewood Ranch, even after plans for a hockey arena and a bowling alley failed. Both were slated for property off what is now called Rangeland Parkway. Chiaffredo said the Winterfest event could be a stepping stone toward fulfilling that vision for entertainment in the East County. Premier is being used for the first-time event, because it has plenty of land, and infrastructure already exists on the site, he said. For more information on Winterfest, or to sign up for updates as new acts are signed for the festival, visit lwrwinterfest.com. Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@yourobserver.com.

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European adventure adds value to Manatee schools

Julie Aranibar stands outside the Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris.

space, defense, educational and economic leaders, with the goal to create businessdevelopment plans in science and technology for Florida. “Technology and science is where the future is,” said Aranibar, who paid for the trip, which ran from June 16 to June 21, out of pocket. “Our superintendent (Rick Mills) has raised the expectations for the people who are employed here and he is raising expectations for students,” she said. “I met lots of people under 25 — kids who are very welltrained and qualified to work in these industries — and they do. That’s what our kids should strive for.” Aranibar believes many children in Manatee County don’t reach for those dreams, because they don’t know where to look. Aranibar, who was born into poverty, can relate. A high school biology teacher helped shape her own dreams — to become a scientist. She was the first person in her family to graduate high school and go on to college. “How many kids know what they want to be at 13 years old?” Aranibar asked. “Do we even have that discussion? Do our students know that world is out there?” She believes Manatee County needs a school similar to Sarasota’s Suncoast Polytechnical High School, a technology magnet high school. She appreciates the Manatee Technical Institute, the county’s award-winning, postsecondary adult, career and technical education school, but wonders if children know it exists. She thinks middle schools should hold more field trips there and to area community colleges. “After we address our finances and establish a proper budget, we need to get to that discussion in our five-year and 10-year plan,” Aranibar said. Aranibar said she also learned opportunities in high-skilled industries are not limited to jobs requiring degrees of great expertise. Companies also seek to hire students who are strong in English and writing and individuals with people skills who can fill entrylevel jobs.

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Keller Williams agents will move into their new office this week.

A trip to the 50th annual Paris Air Show showed Manatee County School Board Vice Chairwoman Julie Aranibar the best in defense and commercial aviation, and how she could bring what she learned to local classrooms. EAST COUNTY — On a trip to the 50th annual Paris Air Show with Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Manatee County School Board Vice Chairwoman Julie Aranibar saw a pair of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. She stood on the runway of the Le Bourget Airport, the site of Charles Lindbergh’s landing in 1927, after the first non-stop transatlantic flight between New York and Paris. She spoke with military women who strive to serve their country in combat — an opportunity they have after then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ended a 20-year prohibition in January. The weeklong air show featured the best in defense and commercial aviation, representing 2,200 companies from 144 countries. But the trip abroad set Aranibar’s sights back on Manatee County’s classrooms, where children get the knowledge — and the curiosity — to pursue dreams. Gov. Scott brought with him a nearly 100-person delegation of aviation, aero

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Gov. Rick Scott spoke at the opening of the Florida exhibit.

Other trip highlights • Julie Aranibar got to see Gov. Rick Scott in action. She said he starts his days, which never end, at 7 a.m. She did not get to personally speak with him, but she did get to see him speak to a group that included the CEO of Euro Disney. • Aranibar lit a candle in honor of her family at the Notre Dame de Paris, or the Notre Dame Cathedral. • Aranibar brought home euros for her children. “There are lots of other doors that open because of these high-tech jobs,” Aranibar said. On the flight home to the East County, Aranibar met a 23-year-old woman in marketing, who lived with her parents after graduating college, but now is traveling the world. “What an opportunity Manatee has,” Aranibar said. Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@yourobserver.com.

LAKEWOOD RANCH — Lakewood Ranch-based Keller Williams Realty has found a new permanent home, and, with the move, the company is pushing forward plans to expand. Realtor Steven DeToit and Operating Partner Paul Cornuke, Keller Williams’ majority stockholders, purchased the former Neal Communities building, located at 8210 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch, across from Lakewood Ranch Main Street, for $1,338,000. Keller Williams’ agents move in to the roughly 10,000-square-foot space Thursday, June 27 and Friday, June 28. The new office, which has undergone minor renovations over the last few weeks, including landscaping improvements, new paint and carpet and other work, boasts 1,000 square feet more of space than Keller Williams’ previous location on the third floor of John Cannon Homes’ Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park headquarters. The space also includes more than 30 offices and will accommodate up to 200 agents; Keller Williams currently has about 120 agents, DeToit said. “We’re increasing (our space), and we’re almost full,” Cornuke said. “This is turning out to be really successful. We’ve had nothing but positive feedback. It gives more visibility to our agents. We wanted a building that had the premier location in Lakewood Ranch.” DeToit said more than a dozen agents already have agreed to join Keller Williams because of the venue change. The new location not only gives Keller Williams more visibility, but it also will be closer to restaurants, coffee shops and other spots that will be convenient for meeting clients. “We feel this area is positioned for lots of future growth,” DeToit said. “To have a free-standing building to accommodate our entire Keller Williams operation — it couldn’t be more perfect for us.” Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@ yourobserver.com.

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+ Gene Witt students help the homeless Students at Gene Witt Elementary School ended their school year with an act of giving. Students collected socks for the homeless, and, on June 4, students in Jamie Reagan’s fourthgrade class delivered 474 pairs of socks to Cheryl Hedger, representative of Turning Points, a local non-profit that serves individuals who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.

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CITY to welcome Wallenda home with parade The Observer Media Group and the city of Sarasota invite the public to help welcome home the “King of the High Wire” Nik Wallenda at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, for a Ticker Tape Homecoming Parade in downtown Sarasota. The parade will begin at Gulfstream Avenue and precede the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix’s Festival Parade of Boats. The parade will include the Wallenda family, Sailor Circus clowns and the Sarasota Military Academy drumline. Spectators and attendees are encouraged to bring homemade banners and signs for Wallenda. Sarasota Ford has agreed to provide vehicles for the parade, and organizers are working with Wallenda on his availability for autograph signing and public comments. 

 Wallenda made history Sunday, June 23, when he walked a 2-inch-wide cable suspended 1,400 feet above the Grand Canyon’s Little Colorado River Gorge.  

 
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Lakewood Ranch trampoline park opens Jumpin Fun owner Brett Morrow went 35 years without jumping on a trampoline. Now, his enthusiasm for fun is springing to life in the form of his new business. says on The Shooting Zone’s Facebook page. “It’s also about creating space, because, if you can’t do that, good luck being ready to shoot.” The payments Morrow receives from the window company end in two years, and he needed something more stable than profits from The Shooting Zone — without sacrificing fun. “I went looking online to build something that no one else had done, or something that somebody was already doing, but I could do better,” Morrow said. He got the idea to enter the rising trampoline activity-center industry when he visited a similar business, AirHeads Trampoline Arena, in the Tampa area. Morrow, the boss who lets his part-time employees jump around on the trampolines with customers, hadn’t been on a trampoline in more than three decades. But in Tampa, he watched 60 children jump on trampolines. Morrow would soon teach himself flips. In Jumpin Fun’s foam pit, Morrow buries himself at the bottom, his silver hair and red T-shirt making him indistinguishable from the similarly-colored blocks. “I saw all those kids jumping on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and I thought, ‘People like this product,’” Morrow said. Morrow studied the industry online. One company, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, has more than 30 franchise units nationwide and several more pending. Morrow considered the franchise route, but he ultimately passed. Morrow says anybody age 3 to 83 fits into his target market.

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Brett Morrow, a former class clown, opened Jumpin Fun Sports, a new trampoline park, Saturday, June 22. From his research, Morrow found a niche within the industry no one else covered — making trampoline jumping an experience, not a pastime. He spent about $100,000 on sound and lighting equipment, along with a projector that will broadcast jumpers in action onto a 16-by-10-foot screen. The facility also features a couch area, in which parents can relax with their iPads or catch up with news on televisions. He also wants to offer 10 to 15 fitness classes, including Zumba, toning and boot camps, per week. Morrow hopes Jumpin Fun becomes a venue for corporate team-building

events, just as much as it will be a birthday party hub. Jumping costs $12 per jumper for an hour, or $20 for two hours. The park has a 100-person capacity. Safety attendants, six or seven per shift, jump from station to station. But they might want to keep their eye on Morrow. He’ll probably jump headfirst. “I’m a kid at heart,” Morrow said. “I was picked the class clown my senior year of high school. Maybe this is just the fulfillment of my destiny.” Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@yourobserver.com.

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Construction on Bobwhite transmission line begins Florida Power and Light’s much-delayed $20 million power line project spans 24.5 miles, from Manatee to Sarasota counties. EAST COUNTY — Nearly five years after the state approved construction of a new transmission line connecting Manatee and Sarasota counties, concrete power poles for the project are finally going up. Construction crews have begun the first phase of Florida Power & Light’s Bobwhite transmission line project, which will provide bulk, high-voltage power from the Manatee Energy Center in Parrish to a new soon-to-be-built substation off of Fruitville Road and County Road 780. In October 2008, former Gov. Charlie Crist and his cabinet approved the 24.5mile route for the 230-kilovolt line, which fell under the state’s Transmission Line Siting Act, which requires state approval for power lines that cross counties, span 15 miles or longer and carry 230 kilovolt or more of power. FPL says the $20 million transmission line project is needed to meet the East County’s future power needs. The start of construction on the first phase of the line — a portion spanning 11 miles from the proposed substation in Sarasota County to State Road 64 — began in April and will last through November, said Bill Orlove, an FPL spokesperson. The second phase of the project — installing the remaining 13.5 miles of the line — will begin in 2014. Orlove says the new substation off Fruitville Road will be built by December. FPL does not have a timeline for when the line will go live. “This is about enhancing service reli-

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The line’s path The line travels due south from the Manatee Energy Center (off of State Road 62, in Parrish) to County Road 675; then it follows to State Road 64. The corridor follows State Road 64 west to Dam Road, where it turns south along the eastern edge of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch property. At University Parkway, the corridor turns southwest to connect to the proposed Bobwhite substation, located off Fruitville Road and County Road 780. 301

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Silver-spun concrete poles, built to withstand winds of 145 mph, stand and lie on grass near the eastern entrance of The Concession Golf Club. ability to customers,” Orlove said. “It’s about providing reliable energy for now and into the future.” FPL originally said the line was supposed to be completed by 2011, but the project was delayed after East County homeowners worked with FPL and Lakewood Ranch developer Schroeder-Manatee Ranch to determine a route that would preserve the beauty of lands in eastern Sarasota and Manatee counties. The approved route took into account FPL’s preferred route, with SMR’s two alternatives and two options from Taylor & Fulton, a Palmetto-based tomato grower. FPL’s Bobwhite transmission line only comes within 600 feet of the homes closest to it, and it does not affect Gum Slough, a designated conservation easement.

Phase one of the line follows a path along the eastern side of The Concession Golf Club. There, thick silver poles meant to withstand winds up to 145 mph were placed on a spot near The Concession’s entrance. Other poles lie across the grass, waiting to be erected and strung with lines. Once the transmission line is completed, power moves in bulk from the power plant in Parrish, to the new power lines and then to the substations, which disperse power to neighborhoods. Peace River Electric Cooperative is building a second substation on State Road 70 as part of the project. Peace River’s substation will be built next year. Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@yourobserver.com.

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+ Ancient Oak Gun Club opens The Ancient Oak Gun Club held its grand opening June 22. The sporting clays course in Lakewood Ranch, at 16800 State Road 64 E., Bradenton, opened for tournament play April 28, with the Roger Hill Memorial Shoot. Shooters can choose from two courses: a 10-station north course for beginners and intermediates and a 14-station course for tournament-level performers. Sporting clays differs from trap and skeet, games of repeatable, target presentations, in its unpredictability: Orange clays shoot out of two green-and-blue automatic, battery-powered clay machines at different angles, speeds and heights. 
 Shooters try to hit the most clays out of 100, at a pace similar to playing a round of golf. One round through a course can take two-and-a-half hours. Club Manager Wayne Evans announced the club began offering free “Women and Kids Clinics” June 23. The beginner course is focused on eye dominance, gun fit and safety. The grand opening comes after the course, a Schroeder-Manatee Ranch project, endured a tumultuous approval process. Construction of the course was delayed because of concerns officials and parents at the Center for Montessori School and Bayside Community Church, who were worried about the proposed gun club’s proximity to their facilities and the noise from gunfire, raised. Sound engineers testified noise was not an issue.

+ Businessmen purchase State Road 64 property Myakka City farmer John Falkner and Tom Brown Sr., a developer and realestate broker with Wagner Realty, have purchased 19.58 acres of vacant commer-

+ Manatee School District names new leadership Manatee County Schools Superintendent Rick Mills has hired a new executive director of middle schools and executive director of high schools. Mills tapped Mary Murray, the principal of Immokalee High School, in Naples, as director of high schools and Cynthia Saunders, the principal of Lake Weir High School in Ocala, as director of middle schools. School Board members approved the appointment of Murray and Saunders at a meeting Monday, June 24. Both women start work July 1 and receive annual salaries of $115,265. The district has not announced the new director of elementary schools, and has reposted that job. Mills created the three positions this year to replace director positions held by Joe Stokes and Jim Pauley. The School Board also formally approved 4-1 a contract with the law firm Dye, Deitrich, Petruff and St. Paul, of Bradenton. The company will provide legal services for the district starting next month. School Board attorney John Bowen retires June 30.

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Board moves closer to refinancing

The Heritage Harbour South Community Development District believes refinancing its 2002 bonds now is a good hedge against uncertain future interest rates.

EAST COUNTY — Because Heritage Harbour South Community Development District board showed a little faith, resident costs may soon go down. Supervisors voted unanimously June 20, to move forward with refinancing the district’s 2002 bonds — a move that could shave off 10% of related costs for residents of Stoneybrook, as well as the Stoneybrook Golf Club. After Brett Sealy, of MBS Capital Markets, warned about unpredictable future interest rates and urged the board to act now on refinancing its 2002 bonds, supervisors voted to approve a refinancing of bonds. Sealy had anticipated reductions of at least 20%, before comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernake hinting at an increase in future interest rates rattled markets. “I have no insight into where the rates are going,” Sealy said. “No one really knows. But, the general consensus is rates are going up. Things have gone against us in the past few days.” The board unanimously agreed to act now, rather than risk interest rates rising even more. “We need to consummate this deal now, be happy with what we get and move on,” Supervisor Lee Bettes said. “There will always be remorse one way or the other.” Sealy said he would mail the details of the board’s refinancing proposal to Standard & Poor’s, a rating agency, June 25. He said Standard & Poor’s would accept or reject the terms of the bonds by July 2. The board’s decision to follow Sealy’s advice came before supervisors questioned the accuracy of new district manager Greg Cox’s 2013-14 fiscal year budget. Specifically, Supervisor Joe Jaudon doubted the $125,000 set aside in the budget for stormwater system maintenance. Cox agreed the figure seemed incorrect. He said he combined a few related accounts,

HOME / FROM PAGE 1 As the Niesens pondered their son’s future, they came up with a new plan — to build him a home in which he and other disabled adults could live. The Niesens agreed to fund the construction of a new group home — CHAC’s fourth co-ed residential facility for disabled adults. Jacquelyn Niesen, 77, died Aug. 8 — just seven days after she and her husband had finalized details for the new home. Construction began in October. “This is as close as you can get to a home atmosphere,” Jim Niesen said of the decision. “This is a wonderful place. It is the answer to our prayer.” Community Haven President and CEO Marla Doss said Jacquelyn’s House residents helped pick out furniture, decorations and other details inside the roughly 4,000-square-foot home. Residents will be able to help with laundry, cooking, cleaning and other day-today activities of the house, as well. “They can be as independent as possible, or some need more one-on-one care,” Doss said. “There are opportunities virtually every day of the week for clients to be involved in the community, if they want. It’s like real life; we all have choices.” Community Haven already has 14 individuals on a waiting list for its grouphome program. Doss said she and the organization’s board of directors are undertaking a long- and short-term strategic plan for the campus, which could include the construction of more group homes. Community Haven has waiting lists currently for both its residential and Haven Industries programs, she said. The organization also is preparing to open its newly remodeled Selby Preschool building, later this summer. Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@ yourobserver.com.

TALKS OF TURNOVER Heritage Harbour South Community Development District Manager Greg Cox presented his progress on a feasibility study to define the district’s assets and their associated costs, as the board requested in May. The study will be used to determine which of the district’s assets, if any, should be brought back under CDD control. The Stoneybrook Homeowners Association currently maintains several assets on behalf of the district. Cox sought to present the study’s status to get confirmation from the board he is on the right track. Cox said staff met with Stoneybrook’s Homeowner’s Association to determine ownership of the assets and that he will update the board in July, before looking later at assets the Heritage Harbour Master Association manages. Supervisor Richard Lane preferred to be briefed only once, when the study is finished in January. “I don’t want to piecemeal this,” Lane said. including wetland maintenance and lake/ pond maintenance, into the stormwater system account. He also acknowledged difficulty in transferring former district manger Jim Ward’s budget template to his own. Bettes urged the board to believe in Cox’s competency. “We need to learn to trust our district manager,” Bettes said. “He is our executive. “This was a good meeting,” he said. “We worked on some issues.” Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@yourobserver. com.

BRIDGE / FROM PAGE 1 The EIS draft concludes the proposed Fort Hamer Bridge is the best alternative to satisfy the need for an alternative north/ south transportation route between areas east of Interstate 75. The county also has said the bridge will shorten emergency-response times and improve evacuation capacity during emergencies when access across the Manatee River is needed. URS found the bridge to be consistent with Manatee’s 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan. It has been a part of county’s comprehensive plan since 1968. URS said the other two alternatives — the Rye Bridge alternative, which would include expanding the bridge and nearby roads from two to four lanes, and doing nothing — are not ideal options. The expansion of the Rye Road Bridge would not shorten emergency-response times and would be more expensive than building Fort Hamer Bridge, URS found. It would also produce more noise. The EIS states the Fort Hamer Bridge would have a larger impact on natural resources, compared to the Rye Road alternative. It would affect a greater number of wetlands — 5.30 acres, to be exact — and floodplains. URS called those impacts unavoidable and said they would be mitigated in accordance with federal- and state-permit requirements. Overall, URS said there is “no practicable alternative” to the Fort Hamer Bridge. Before construction begins, Manatee County must obtain permits several government agencies require. For example, the impact on wetlands requires a dredge-and-fill permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The USACE would consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fishery Service. The USACE would also coordinate its re-

In other business: • Supervisors agreed to a policy that says the CDD would provide legal defense for district employees. “This is for when district employees get dragged into litigation,” said Andy Cohen, the board’s legal counsel. “It’s based on good-faith performance. If the litigation found the employee did something wrong, they would have to reimburse us.” • Supervisors voted to pay a reduced amount of $25,551 in outstanding invoices to former longtime attorney Kenza van Assenderp. • Supervisors agreed to reserve $75,000 for hurricane/disaster management funding. The motion authorized property manager Greg Cox to spend the money to help the community recover after a disaster hits. If the costs equal more than $25,000, Joyce Sandy, board chairwoman, must authorize it. • Cox said residents should expect to pay the same assessments as last year for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The budget will be adopted Aug. 16. • After Supervisor Richard Lane had requested a time change for the board’s monthly meetings, supervisors said they will stay with the current 5 p.m. time for now. Meetings will continue to be held at the Comfort Inn, 580 66th St. Court E., Bradenton, for now. • Cox agreed to contact Lennar Homes about reducing the number of construction trucks entering Heritage Harbour through its main entrance. Supervisor Michelle Patterson said residents prefer the trucks come through the Kay Road entrance.

Alternatives studied in the environmental impact statement 1. No-build alternative: Perform nothing more than currently funded. Perform only programmed maintenance and safety improvements included in the Manatee County Capital Improvement Program. 2. Fort Hamer alternative: Build a twolane, mid-level bridge connecting the two-lane Upper Manatee River Road on the south to the two-lane Fort Hamer Road on the north. This is the preferred option. 3. Rye Road alternative: Widen the existing Rye Road bridge from two to four lanes; widen Rye Road from State Road 64 to Golf Course Road, from two to four lanes; widen Golf Course Road from Rye Road to Fort Hamer Road, from two to four lanes; and widen Fort Hamer Road from Golf Course Road to U.S. 301, from two to four lanes. view with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S. Coast Guard’s August public meeting is another step in the EIS draft and serves as chance for the public to comment on the EIS’ findings. The EIS draft will be available on the federal docket July 5. A physical copy of the draft also can be found at the Manatee County Central Library, the Rocky Bluff Library and the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce’s Lakewood Ranch office. It’s also available online at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/ cg551/CGLeadProjects.asp. Project costs for the Fort Hamer Bridge are estimated at $30.09 million. Originally, construction on the bridge was expected to start in July 2011. Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@yourobserver.com.

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Cajun, restaurateur team up for annual feast The Polo Grill and Bar will host its annual Louisiana-inspired Shrimp Boil this weekend.

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It’s all family style. “Thanks to Spyder for getting this started,” he said. “(To cook the shrimp), we use (Spyder’s) pot, which he hasn’t seen back for six years. It’s a great community event.” Patrons will enjoy live music by the Gumbo Boogie Band, as they feast on shrimp, fried catfish, oysters, andouille sausages, muffalettas, crawfish corn dogs and other Cajun favorites served on newspaper-covered tables. The buffet costs $34.50, and reservations are required. Klauber said everything will be homemade at Polo Grill, except for the Bourque’s classic Cajun boudin, a special sausage that is being imported from Louisiana for the event. “It’s very unique,” Klauber said of boudin. “It’s not like anywhere else in the world I’ve had. I would not attempt to (make it). They’re some things that are best made by the people who have made them generationally.” This year’s menu also will feature crawfish for the first time. “That will be a real treat,” Broussard said.

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29 Where: Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch Cost: $34.50 for adults, plus tax, cost of drinks and gratuity

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East County residents Spyder Broussard and Tommy Klauber, owner of the Polo Grill, will work together to bring the spice and style of Cajun cuisine to the area this weekend. As a business owner, Broussard began holding crawfish boils for his employees and select customers in 1984, before a scheduled technical conference. Customers enjoyed it so much they began to request it. By Broussard’s retirement in 1995, he had gone from boiling 100 pounds of crawfish to 5,000 pounds for the event. He and his wife, Frances, moved to Sarasota a few years after Klauber and Broussard’s

niece, Jaymie, married. As the families began enjoying Cajun dinners together, Tommy Klauber remembered his first crawfish boil in Louisiana in the late 1970s. When he pitched the idea of throwing a Louisiana-style event at the restaurant, Broussard was eager get involved. The two have boiled shrimp together at the event since its inception. Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@yourobserver.com.

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Young Leaders Alliance June Social: Let’s Celebrate America — runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 7051 Wireless Court, Sarasota. The Lakewood Ranch Medical Center will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and chips. Don’t miss the opportunity to win prizes, meet your fellow young leaders and celebrate the Fourth of July early. Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance members get in free; nonmembers pay $10. For information, visit lwrba.org.

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PRIMROSE SCHOOL’S RED, WHITE AND BLUE CELEBRATION — Students at Primrose School at Lakewood Ranch Town Center will don red, white and blue attire during the school’s Fourth of July celebration at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the school, 9127 Town Center Parkway. The parade will last about five minutes. Parents and families are invited to celebrate patriotic pride with their children. Call 373-6363.

CITY OF PALMETTO JULY 4 CELEBRATION — The city of Palmetto will feature classic-rock group, The Guess Who, followed by the Village People, during this year’s July 4 Celebration at Lamb and Sutton Park, Palmetto. After the concert, fireworks will light up the sky over the Manatee River after dark. Visit PalmettoCRA.org or call 723-4988.

San Marco Farmers Market — runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, at San Marco Plaza, in Lakewood Ranch. Shop for fresh produce, handmade soaps, plants, baked goods and more. For more information, visit sanmarcoplaza.com.   Lakewood Ranch Republican Club — meets at noon at Lakewood Ranch Holiday Inn, 6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch. Reservations required. Lunch costs $20. For information, visit lwrrc.com. 

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Reserving tee times made easy Sarasota resident Nate Ditchfield and Lakewood Ranch resident Troy Larkin started EverythingGolfUSA. com for local golfers. SARASOTA —  Sarasota resident Nate Ditchfield had everything ready to go. Or, at least that’s what he thought. His bags were packed and his golf clubs were neatly stowed away in the backseat of the car. In a matter of hours, Ditchfield and his family would be on their way to North Carolina for vacation. At that point, the only thing left on Ditchfield’s to-do list was to figure out where his first round of golf would be played. But after nearly two hours of Internet research that left him right back where he started —  without a tee time — Ditchfield realized there was a need for a basic online golf directory. The Sarasota High graduate, who first turned pro in 1990 at the age of 16 and had wanted to get back into the sport professionally for the past couple of years, toyed around with the idea. Ditchfield mentioned the idea to Lakewood Ranch resident Troy Larkin, and, before long, www.EverythingGolfUSA. com was born. The website, designed by golfers for golfers, is an online resource that lists all the private, semi-private and public courses in the state, including scorecards, yardage, handicap and slope-rating information. The site also has information on restaurants, golf and pro shops, driving-range and practice facilities and miniature-golf and putt-putt courses. Additionally, players can book tee times and golf lessons and find out what tournaments, scrambles or golf outings are available to the public. “Everything that could be related to golf can be found here,” Ditchfield says. Ditchfield and Larkin, who met several years ago in church, began by focusing on golf in Florida, but they plan to expand their website nationally. “Our goal for the site is to increase awareness for local golf,” Larkin says.

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Stephen Markowski, Nate Ashley, Conor O’Neil, Ryan Bolduc, Luca Dominguez, Ryan Sforzo and Connor Rice all have played an instrumental role in helping lead the Manasota Lacrosse Academy’s U11 team to back-to-back perfect regular recreational seasons.

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The Manasota Monsters U11 Orange team won the Casey Powell Orange Classic and the Rippin’ at the Ranch tournament. LAKEWOOD RANCH — It had never been done before. No matter how hard they tried, the Manasota Monsters U11 Orange travel team hadn’t been able to knock off Blue Devil Elite. So, when the Monsters learned they were going to be matched up with Blue Devil Elite in the LB3 Summer Jam June 8 through June 9, in Tampa, the players knew they had to step up their game. Trailing by a goal, the Monsters rallied to beat Blue Devil Elite 7-3 en route to a secondplace overall finish. “They had beaten us twice before, so we realized we had to play harder,” 10-year-old defender Connor Rice says. “It was so thrilling, because we just played our hearts out.” The Monsters followed up their second-place finish with a pair of championships. On June 15 and June 16, the boys went 5-1 to win the Casey Powell Orange Classic, in Boca Raton. The Monsters won their semifinal game 12-0, before beating Team 22, the host team, 7-3 in

the championship game. Most recently, the Monsters went 5-0 to win the Rippin’ at the Ranch tournament June 22 and June 23, at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch. “We’re more confident here,” 9-year-old Ryan Sforzo says of playing a tournament on

the Monsters’ home field. “We know everyone here.” Ten-year-old teammate Stephen Markowski agrees. “(This win) could change how other teams (perceive) us,” Stephen says. “It means we are one of the better areas in the state to play lacrosse. I always feel like no one thinks we are that good,

but now they can’t doubt us, because we beat them.”

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Winning is nothing new for eight members of the Monsters U11 Orange travel team. Along with Ryan, Connor and Stephen, players Nate Ashley, Luca Dominguez, Ryan Bolduc, Conor O’Neil and Hayden Coakley, all have been a part of the Manasota Lacrosse Academy’s undefeated recreational team, which has posted a perfect record each of the past two Tampa Bay Area recreational seasons. Overall, the team has won more than 40 games in a row, during the past three years. “They work very hard,” coach Chris Markowski says. “I see their potential, and I want them to reach their full potential. They’re very good. Our ultimate goal is to be the best

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Rippin’ Ranch tourney draws 60 teams Sixty youth-travel lacrosse teams from across Florida and Georgia battled, during the first Rippin’ at the Ranch Lacrosse Tournament June 22 to June 23. The Manasota Mon-

sters, whose teams feature players from Manatee and Sarasota counties, competed in the U9, U11, U13 and U 15 divisions, as well as the girls middle school division.

Five-year-old Mickey Cohen breaks past a pair of Bay Area Sand Sharks defenders and heads toward the goal.

LACROSSE / FROM PAGE 15 area in the state for lacrosse. We’ll get there.” Prior to its undefeated season, Manasota Lacrosse lost two games — both to its rival, the FishHawk Coyotes. The following season, the boys scored their first victory over the Coyotes; they haven’t looked back since. “We play as a team,” Ryan Bolduc says. The players have seen their fair share of success, but they’ve also

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learned winning doesn’t always come easily. Instead, the boys approach every game and tournament with a renewed sense of focus. “When we play another team, we still have to go out and play our best,” Connor Rice says. “It doesn’t mean we can’t go out and get beat just because we beat them before. “When we play another team that’s just like us that has just as good of skills as we do, then we tend to rise up to meet the competition,” Connor Rice says.

The Manasota Lacrosse Academy formed five years ago and has since grown from a handful of players to about 360 players. In 2011, the organization only had one U11 travel team. Today, the organization is home to seven travel teams, including six boys teams ranging from U9 to U15, and a girls middleschool team. Now with their undefeated recreational season and backto-back championship travel season behind them, the Monsters U11 Orange players will

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SIDELINES + Cal Ripken 8U All-Stars secure district crown The Manatee Cal Ripken 8U All-Stars won the district tournament June 20 through June 21, in Ocala, to earn a berth in the state tournament. The team went 3-0, defeating North Central Florida (8-4), Oviedo (9-6) and South Daytona (9-1). The Manatee 8U All-Stars will travel July 3 through July 8, to Palm Beach Gardens for the Cal Ripken State Tournament July. Championship players include: Dylan Reiser, Lucas Viera, Judson Hildreth, Jack Muller, Rylen Stockton, Tristan Schellinger, Mason McReynolds, Jaden Stockton, Alex Heintz and Alex Lamb and Justin Cook.

+ Lakewood Ranch High to hold softball camp The Lakewood Ranch High softball team will hold its 2013 Softball Camp from 9 a.m. to noon July 9 through July 11. Cost is $40 per day or $100 for all three days; price includes a camp T-shirt. Participants will receive instruction in all areas of the game, including pitching, catching, fielding, throwing mechanics, hitting and more. Featured instructors include: Florida International University pitching coach

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Mandy Sherman; former University of South Florida assistant softball coach Stacey Heintz; former Florida State track and field strength-and-conditioning coach Tyler Peacock; and current college and Lakewood Ranch High players. For more information, contact coach Tony Cummins at MustangSoftball@verizon.net or 504-9848.

+ NJCAA announces academic award winners The NJCAA recently announced its 2012-13 NJCAA Academic StudentAthlete Awards. More than 1,600 NJCAA student-athletes met the requirements for individual academic honors. State College of Florida, ManateeSarasota academic award winners include: Baseball Jeff Dally (3.64) Jarred Smith (3.6) Bryan Voelkl (3.8) Tennis Abigail Martinez (3.73) Softball Chelsea Wildey (3.76) Volleyball Chelsea Williams (3.86)

Lakewood Ranch High freshman Julian Warner, right, attempts to maneuver the ball around Haile Middle eighth-grader Justin Novak. Right: Six-year-old Dylan Johnson couldn’t wait to take the field.

Mustangs kick it into high gear The Lakewood Ranch High School boys and girls soccer teams hosted their annual Mustang Soccer Camp June 17 through June 21. Seventy players, ranging in age from 6 to 15, hit the field for this year’s camp. During the week-long camp, participants enjoyed skills competitions, team wars, games, prizes and more.

+ Silver Hawks end season with second-place finish The 11U Silver Hawks Baseball Club of Lakewood Ranch finished second June 19 through June 23, at the Greater Orlando World Series. The team played 10 games during the tournament, including eight games in less than 36 hours, to advance to the championship game, during which they fell to the O’City Orioles. Tournament runnerup players include: Aaron Combs, Tyler Moss, Myles Kaitz, Jordan Brown, Calvin Hedgepeth, DJ Marra, Noe Antuna, Courtesy photo Kevin Alonzo, Calvin Chapman, Mikey Gagnon, Michael Murphy.

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Leader Emily Lacina, center, dresses as Harry Potter for “Dress Like Your Favorite Character Day.” She is pictured with Ainsley Ellis, left, and Zoe Dubendorf, right.

Sydney Hommez, 6, spends time with her mom, Keri. Kyle Wray, Jordan Conelias and Alez Dietz serve as volunteers for the week.

Hundreds of children enjoyed knightthemed games and activities, Bible stories, music and other festivities June 17 through June 21, during Harvest United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School.

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Above: Piper Hammett, Layla Robertson and Cameron Kelly are in the same group. Right: Isaiah Buckson chases a friend with a wet sponge.

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Dive-in to summer

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Stoneybrook waves in summer fun with annual luau

Stoneybrook at Heritage Harbour kicked off the summer with its third annual luau and dive-in movie Saturday, June 22. Residents relaxed in the pool and watched “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” while enjoying a meal Activities Director Allison Betts prepared.

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David Martin and his daughter, Sara, dressed for the luau.

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Celia and Faye Swartz, who braved the rain to take a swim, came out with their father, Andy.

Dave and Barbara Femc looked forward to eating pulled pork that Stoneybrook’s activities director, Allison Betts, cooked.

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Local farm celebrates Dairy Month Dakin Dairy opened for family fun June 15, in recognition of June as Dairy Month.

The dairy farm, which normally is closed for tours from May to September, invited families to enjoy a 35-foot

water slide, dunk tank and other summer-inspired festivities, during the special event.

Madison MacComber and Dannielle Crowley enjoy the tire swing.

Vincent D’Amato plays a milkbottle bowling game.

Russell Smith cools off on the water slide.

Logan Plato rides the cow train.

Alexandra Vangor tries her aim at the ring toss.

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Left: The Greer family came out to celebrate Father’s Day a little early.

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Country Club Village home sells for $1.2 million The following residential real estate transactions took place between June 10 and June 14. A home in Country Club Village at Lakewood Ranch tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Larry and Peggy Mulkey, of Bradenton, sold their home at 13215 Palmers Creek Terrace to Michael and Kimberly Milazzo, of Lakewood Ranch, for $1.2 million. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,701 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.3 million in 2007. In other neighborhood transactions, Gary and Vicki Merriman, of Longmont, Colo., sold their home at 7225 Greystone St. to Diarmuld McSweeney and Sydney McSweeney, trustees, of Lakewood, for $825,000. Built in 2010, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 4,051 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $669,000 in 2010. Deidre Herman sold her home at 8009 Royal Birkdale Circle to David and Carolyn Montague, of Bradenton, for $649,000. Built in 2000, it has six bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,367 square feet of living area. Robert and Charlene McDaniel sold their home at 7111 Orchid Island Place to Douglas Behler and Davene Heckman, of Bradenton, for $370,000. Built in 2005, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,880 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $300,000 in 2012.

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Nicholas Dendy and Joyce Hopkins, of Ontario, Canada, sold their home at 8335 Abingdon Court to Peter and Danielle McCann, of University Park, for $525,000. Built in 2005, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,188 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $475,000 in 2009.

square feet of living area. It previously sold for $522,700 in 2005.

Lennox Gardens

Birdie S.A. Inc. sold the home at 6924 Lennox Place to Schildt Family Holdings LLC for $405,000. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,053 square feet of living area.

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Truliving LLC sold the home at 7829 Valderrama Way to John and Donna Wrobel, of Bedford, N.H., for $440,000. Built in 2011, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,913 square feet of living area.

Rye Wilderness Estates

Brock and Michele Whetstone, trustees, of Lakewood Ranch, sold the home at 203 166th St. N.E. to Harold and Machelle Shipp, of Bradenton, for $426,000. Built in 2008, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,466 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $399,000 in 2008.

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Elaine O’Byrne, of Staffordshire, United Kingdom, sold her home at 6112 Palo-

mino Circle to Richard and A. Jean Desrosiers, of Griffin, Ga., for $415,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,569 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $540,200 in 2004.

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Delwyn and Elizabeth DiFabio, of Sarasota, sold their home at 357 Blackbird Court to Thaddeus Wright, of Belleair Beach, for $407,000. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,932 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $545,800 in 2006. Guillermo and Joann Novoa, of Mendham, N.J., sold their home at 12411 Aster Ave. to Kathleen Carroll, of Orland Park, Ill., for $329,000. Built in 2005, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,380

Michael and Deborah Cravens sold their home at 1339 Purple Finch Circle to Bret Duval and Carol Urofsky, of Lakewood Ranch, for $345,000. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,571 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $315,000 in 2012. Nationstar Mortgage LLC sold the home at 13216 Swallowtail Drive to Mission Property Partners LLC for $336,000. Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,518 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $368,000 in 2004. Sterling Financial Group LLC sold the home at 6345 Royal Tern Circle to John and Lori Terhaar, of Lakewood Ranch, for $335,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,401 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $277,000 in 2013. David and Lisa Teeter, of Lakewood Ranch, sold their home at 14117 Nighthawk Terrace to Keith and Anne Hall, of Lakewood Ranch, for $335,000. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,367 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $280,000 in 2012. Aaron and Karen Strand, of Sarasota, sold their home at 14129 Nighthawk Terrace to Kenneth and Pamela Smith, of Lakewood Ranch, for $325,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,639 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $318,900 in 2004.

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These are the largest East County building permits issued by Manatee County for the week of June 10 through June 14, in order of dollar amounts.

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7615 213th St. E. 5228 97th St. E. 6800 193rd St. E. 12344 Lavender Loop 11710 Forest Park Circle 8792 Stone Harbour Loop 5019 Brickell Park Cove 6310 Thorndon Circle 7106 Westhill Court 14912 Secret Harbor Place 7478 Eleanor Circle 11027 Pine Lilly Place 7303 52nd Drive E. 15701 Butterfish Place 5234 Catello Lane 3028 57th St. E. 13039 Peregrin Circle 7648 Haddington Cove 7609 Alston Court 6226 Blackdrum Court

Solar Addition Addition Addition Pool Pool Pool Re-roof Pool Pool Re-roof Renovations Re-roof Door/Window Pool Cage Re-roof Door/Window Pool Mechanical Door/Window

Kenneth Stewart John Meindl William Channell Duane Lingis Archie Tyson III Charles Puffer Richard Starkovs Bradley Hahn Robert Bradhuber Kevin Fitzgerald Keith Wilson Donna Hedricks Mary Jo Klich Victor Kline Joan Eccleston Norman Ponto Boguslaw Gluszak Alan Samdperil James McCollough Gilbert Da Costa

Amount $110,000 $75,820 $61,000 $48,000 $45,302 $44,722 $37,000 $37,000 $36,320 $33,805 $25,275 $22,000 $15,274 $14,101 $12,885 $12,370 $12,078 $11,500 $11,489 $11,294

6302 Riverview Blvd #A3963330 $2,499,900 Victoria Stultz

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Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-224-4824

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8867 White Sage Loop # 1503 #M5838227 $119,999 Rebecca Zimmerman

Sarasota 941-907-9595 941-228-1213

314 Winding Brook Ln # 103 #M5837180 $3,000 Laurie Rastovski

2415 Landings Cir #A3969899 $3,995,000 Kim & Michael Ogilvie

1224 35Th W Ave #M5838345 $153,000 Erica Thomas

3840 Ironwood Ln # 106H #M5838197 $100,000 Debbie Vogler

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7290 Eleanor Cir # 7290 #A3970052 $159,900 Kathy Lewis

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8309 Grand Estuary # 305 #M5838300 $2,000 Laurie Rastovski

2111 7Th W Ave #M5838228 $149,999 Paula Keegan-Bock

505 30Th W Ave # 101E #M5838248 $55,500 Debbie Capobianco

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Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-685-6767

11014 Big Bass Pl #A3970644 $699,900 Howie Drourr

East County 941-907-9595 941-812-6476

5624 Title Row Dr #M5838120 $695,000 Laura Tracy Clekis

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-915-4167

8211 Regents Ct #A3978032 $658,000 Nancy Phillips

University Park 941-907-9595 941-400-6078

2007 21St W St #M5832159 Lynne Callahan

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Sarasota $1,500 941-552-4200

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grass Trail to Andrew and Dorothy Sorensen, of Lakewood Ranch, for $340,000. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,531 square feet of living area. Michael and Dawn Sigler, of Charlotte, N.C., sold their home at 11607 Water Poppy Terrace to Joel and Carol D’Eon, of W. Yarmouth, Mass., for $233,000. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,771 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $175,400 in 2001.

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David Becher and Janet Becher, trustees, of Bradenton, sold the home at 14137 Nighthawk Terrace to Bruce and Teresa Thomas, of Dewitt, Mich., for $305,000. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,424 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $337,300 in 2003. Harold and Sherri Smith, of Longbeach, Miss., sold their home at 13919 Nighthawk Terrace to IH2 Property Florida LP for $263,500. Built in 2002, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,244 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $215,000 in 2011.

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The panel: Erick Shumway, of RE/MAX Alliance Group in Sarasota; Richard Juge, of RE/MAX Alliance Group, in New Orleans; and Stan Rutstein, of RE/MAX Alliance Group, in Bradenton

Commercial real-estate experts commend Manatee’s growth At the Commercial Real Estate Symposium, a panel said the county has taken the lead on growth and that consumers should buy now. ministration (SBA) loans are readily available and crowdfunding is more prevalent. Recently, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, indicated historically-low interest rates might rise. The panel recommends buyers take advantage of the low rates now.

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Nick Porter, of RE/MAX Alliance Group, with his wife, Mary growth mindset — one that seeks to capitalize on emerging industries, such as sports. Manatee County hopes to build on a sports industry that features IMG Academy, Nathan Benderson Park and The Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch. “Hunzeker doesn’t want to hear the word, ‘no,’” Rutstein said. “He has brought an absolutely different attitude. This sports thing is the unspoken opportunity of the community. It can be the engine for the future.” Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@ yourobserver.com.

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BRIEFS + Ryland Homes selling well in GreyHawk Landing Ryland Homes has found the right place to build. Mike Finley, vice president of sales and marketing for Tampabased Ryland Homes, announced June 20 the builder sold eight new homes in GreyHawk Landing. Ryland Homes held its grand opening in GreyHawk Landing one month ago. Finley attributed the success to the community’s location and reputation. “GreyHawk Landing is an established community that offers a rare combination of a

peaceful, natural environment with conveniences and recreation,” Finley said. “You rarely need to leave the neighborhood.” GreyHawk Landing features multiple pools and a playground on 950 acres. The community also has a fishing dock, a private lake and a two-mile trail. Ryland Homes is building oneand two-story single-family homes with three-and-four bedrooms and two- and three-car garages. Prices start around $250,000. Homes range in size from 1,853 square feet to 2,840 square feet. Ryland Homes currently is finishing three new homes, which will be ready in September.

+ Hardware store named top performer The Crowder Brothers Ace Hardware, in Lakewood Ranch, is a top-performing store in the national corporation’s portfolio. This month, Ace Hardware Corp. named the Lakewood Ranch retailer a “Five-Star Platinum” Ace Hardware retailer for its commitment to customer service. Ace Hardware gives such recognition to 10% of its topperforming stores. “Our five-star stores deliver best-in-class customer service in their local communities each and every day,” said Kane Calamari, Ace Hardware’s vice president of retail operations and new business. “We’re pleased to recognize Crowder Brothers Ace Hardware

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and its associates for their outstanding achievements.” Stores that achieve a five-star designation perform well on training staff, providing a superior assortment of products and positively representing the Ace brand.  

+ Golf company moves to Lakewood Ranch

Big Summer Golf Card Holdings, a new company formed by East County developer John Neal and Charles Varah, representing the Pasold family, has relocated its office to Lakewood Ranch. The company bought the Big Summer Golf Card program in March. The program has provided golfers discounts for more than 20 years in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties and throughout the state.


More than 100 courses participate in the program. Linda Talbot operated the company for more than 20 years.
 The new office, at 5812 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., will house the business administration team and a rotating cast of employees. “We are excited about this new location and about the many new additions we plan to introduce to the program in the coming months,” said Neal, also president of John Neal Homes.

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Common Problem in the Emergency Room Over 4.8 million visits are made to the physician office each year due to foot and ankle problems. One of the most common problems seen in the ER rooms is ankle injuries. Ankle injuries can result in either a sprain or fracture, or both. These should be evaluated by trained foot and ankle specialists. Treatments needed can include; rest, ice, compression, elevation and bracing. In some cases, surgery may be required. Typical healing time is 6 weeks depending on the injury.

There can be an underlying deformity of the foot which can cause repetitive ankle injuries. This happens when there is an inversion of the heel bone. This causes the ankle to easily tilt to the outside resulting in injury. There are conservative and surgical treatments depending on the patient’s history, and the nature and severity of the injury. Dr. Howard is with Sarasota Orthopedic Associates for an appointment please call 941. 951.2663. www.SOA.md LV5471

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Masonry

Painting/Wallpapering

ALL TYPES OF MASONRY Specializing in concrete driveways, pavers, decorative concrete, stone work, patios. Call for free and honest estimates. 941-525-2435

CARLO DATTILO PAINTING. Licensed & insured. Interior/ Exterior painting including drywall repair and retexturing. Wallpaper installation & removal, pressure washing. Residential & commercial, condos. Honest & reliable. Free estimates. 941-744-1020. 35+ years experience.

Personal Services

Pools

YOUR PERSONAL BOOKKEEPER, LLC Gail Sunray, Owner

FULL WEEKLY POOL SERVICE $65 per month. For screened-in pools. Owner operated, reliable, personal service. Save money - call now. Blissful Pools, 941-705 0400.

Pressure Cleaning

Personal & Business Bookkeeping Accounting/ Taxes

PRESSURE WASHING: Residential and Commercial. ECO Cleaning. Roofs, lanais, pool areas, etc. Roof coating also. 941-756-4570.

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Bill Paying & Account Reconciliation Organizing Personal and Business Files Budgets & Financial Reports Federal and State Tax Returns

ENGLISH TEACHER with over 10 years experience. Grades 7-12 and college. Erin Mulvihill, 469-271-4177.

Woodworking

BONDED & INSURED Over 25 yrs. experience

Reserved Space LP Reserved Space

FINE FINISH carpentry, crown & deco moldings, cabinetry (kitchens & baths), all types of built-ins, decks, doors & windows. Paul, 941-238-8033.

Telephone: 941-749-5646 yourbookkeeper@tampabay.rr.com

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DOORS

LANDSCAPING & LAWN

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sneaD islanD 4817 snead island road Martha Marlar

941.812.0455 $1,495,000

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lakeWooD ranCh 7045 Portmarnock Place Peter Laughlin

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siesTa key 4011 shell road Joel Schemmel

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siesTa key 150 givens street Arnold DuFort

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258 golden gate Point, 601 Craig Cerreta & Toi Estes 941.993.2502 premiersir.com/id/A3979609 $1,795,000

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898 macewen Drive Brian & Kathy Maher

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souTh Creek 1745 south Creek lane Terry Herschberger

18115 White stallion Court Rod Underdahl & Sheri Wofford 941.302.4545 premiersir.com/id/A3974196 $494,900

690 Cedar street Cheryl Loeffler

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1135 Bayshore Drive Bob Linthicum

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1555 Tarpon Center Drive, 168 Debbie Sugden 941.223.9363 premiersir.com/id/N5780075 $399,900

11801 Creek shed Place Fernando Viteri

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veniCe islanD 921 inlet Circle Terry Herschberger

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6558 41st Court east Shirley Razick

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941.313.1301 $1,850,000

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1001 Point of rocks road, 208 Brad Tritschler 941.716.1042 premiersir.com/id/N5780797 $549,900

321 Bayshore Drive Chris Price

9265 Blind Pass road Robert Sherman

Casey key Casey key road Brian Wood

990 Boulevard of the arts, 502 Barbara Mei 941.893.7417 premiersir.com/id/A3966586 $995,000

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906 35th avenue Drive West Shellie Young 941.713.5458 $398,000

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Casey key 2910 Casey key road Joel Schemmel

941.302.9674 $999,000

7030 Firehouse road Cheryl Loeffler

606 riviera Dunes Way, 601 Arnold DuFort 941.224.8602 premiersir.com/id/A3977208 $790,000

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Coral Cove 1629 Caribbean Drive Joel Schemmel

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riviera Dunes

premiersir.com/id/A3932721

4024 south shade avenue Maureen & Matt Morris 941.320.3960 $499,000

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8120 Championship Court Pat & Julie Warren 941.350.7044 premiersir.com/id/A3969932 $729,900

925 Bayshore Drive Charlotte Hedge

941.284.5070 $1,140,000

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7992 megan hammock Way Helen Wiegman

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941.587.4894 $10,500,000

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veniCe 752 eagle Point Drive Bradway Price Team

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BoCa royale 1732 grande Park Drive Bob Linthicum premiersir.com/id/N5774452

941.228.9206 $529,900

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