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OUR TOWN + Observer babies make headlines It happens once in a blue moon: The Observer welcomed two new additions to its family on the same day! Sarasota Observer Managing Editor Randi Donahue and East County Observer Managing Editor Pam Eubanks each welcomed their first child into the world Aug. 22 (two days after the blue moon). And — get this — both babies weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and were 19 inches long. Truly a newsmaking day! Congratulations to both new mothers and their families! Randi and her husband, Ryan, welcomed the newest addition to their family, Harper Reeves Donahue, at 2:54 p.m. Aug. 22, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Proud grandparents are Bruce and Terri Saba, of Sarasota, and Tom Zahn and Valerie Donahue, also of Sarasota.  Proud aunts and uncles are Anthony and Bri Oliva, of Sarasota; Jack and Carmen Donahue, of Fort Lauderdale; Keith Donahue and Deborah Nelson, of Boise, Idaho; and Ross Donahue, of Delray Beach. Proud cousins are Lucas, Alta, Conner and Ian Donahue, and Emma and A.J. Oliva. 

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Options emerge for beach project The Siesta Beach Park Improvement Project is expected to come in under budget, giving the County Commission a choice of potential add-ons. The Siesta Beach Park Improvement Project is coming in at reduced cost — and with options. The County Commission passed a motion Wednesday to approve a ranked list of potential add-ons to the renovations.  Re-

cently released cost estimates put the project $375,303 below its allotted price tag. Project managers presented county commissioners with a list of optional additions to round out the already set aside $21.5 million.

The Siesta Beach Park Improvement Project will add parking at Siesta Beach; revamp and expand the beach pavilion and restroom facilities; add a new east concession and restroom area; and make the park more

environmentally friendly. Project managers also assured county commissioners Wednesday that Sheriff Tom Knight was on board with the redesigned beach pavilion and parking lot. Commissioners insisted the approved improvements will be in

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Pam and her husband, Andy, welcomed the newest addition to their family, Andrew Elliott Eubanks, at 1:34 a.m. Aug. 22, at Birthways Birthing Center, in Sarasota. Proud grandparents are Bruce and Susie McTeer, of Hoover, Ala., and Richard and Margo Eubanks, of Easley, S.C. Great-grandparents are Betty Rae Carr, of Berkley, Mich.; Joyce Lane, of Summerville, S.C.; and Irene Eubanks, of Greenville, S.C. Proud aunts and uncles are Liz McTeer, of Sarasota; Christine and Chad Herron, of Cary, N.C.; and Brian and Erin Eubanks, of Easley, S.C.

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Roundabout details gain momentum After more than a decade of advocating for a multimodal corridor, punctuated by roundabouts, on U.S. 41, Rod Warner’s vision is close to being realized. Rod Warner’s passion for roundabouts is, at least partially, rooted in a simple concept: The John Ringling Causeway Bridge and the bayfront are two of the city’s most significant icons. Given that, he said, the road

to those destinations should be vibrant — so impressive that it stands as an icon in its own right. Enter the roundabouts. Or, more specifically, enter a 4-mile multimodal corridor along U.S. 41. The roundabouts, 11 in

total, would punctuate the stretch from University Parkway to Orange Avenue, with statues in the center of each roundabout serving as iconic markers. “Sarasota would have these three icons: the bayfront, the

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bridge and this grand boulevard from the airport,” Warner said. “That would be our new view. Now that would make an impression.” Warner has been advocating for roundabouts for more than a decade, and, although there’s been

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Planned renovations of the pavilion at Siesta Beach will expand the facility while respecting architect Tim Seibert’s original design.

Beach / FROM PAGE 1A cluded only if they do not take the overall cost of the project above its $21.5 million budget. The options, as the County Commission ranked them, are: 1. Dune walkovers: $214,500 2. West pavilion: $241,697 3. Ten additional two-pole shelters: $142,780 4. Park tree size and species upgrade: $190,000 5. Upgrade esplanade concrete to standard pavers: $124,609 6. Concrete paving at maintenance yard: $86,130 7. Covered maintenance building: $73,689 8. Parking lot tree size and species upgrade: $140,000 After years of delays, improvements to Siesta Beach Park are set to begin before the end of the year. Sweet Sparkman Architects, the firm charged with the project’s design, reports that architecture plans are 90% complete and that permits are submitted and in progress. Final design and construction plans will be presented to the County Commission Oct. 23. If the commission approves, construction will begin in November and is expected to last two years. “Any more delay in this project is going to add $100,000 to $200,000 a year,” County Commissioner Joe Barbetta said. “We need to get this thing moving.”

considerable pushback over that time, the pieces now appear to be falling into place for his vision to become a reality. Today, all but of one of his proposed U.S. 41 roundabouts have funding in place or are prioritized on a list waiting to be built. Warner points to a June 24 SarasotaManatee Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting as a key moment. At that meeting, the MPO prioritized the funding of the multimodal corridor between 14th Street and University Parkway. That corridor includes four roundabout nodes, located at University Parkway, 47th Street, Myrtle Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. After that, the focus on roundabouts in the city shifted to 10th and 14th streets. With funding already secured and general design completed, the finer details of these roundabouts are beginning to be hammered down. Last week, the Sarasota City Commission made recommendations on appropriate landscaping for the center islands of the roundabouts. At the meeting, commissioners pointed to the roundabouts as a significant branding opportunity. The roundabouts at 10th and 14th streets are due to be constructed in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT’s) fiscal year 2016, which doesn’t sit well with Warner. “(Construction in) 2016 is the normal, sluggish flow through the system,” Warner said. “We think they can do better.” In addition to compressing the timeline, Warner is lobbying FDOT to include three more roundabouts, at Fruitville Road, Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street, in the first round of construction. For that to be accomplished, he said, the city needs to demonstrate a wide interest in accelerating the timeline of those projects. “The one thing I have learned from FDOT is that depth of community support for a project helps,” Warner said. “A one-man band Rod Warner is no depth of community support.” When he started his work, he said, the resistance to roundabouts was intense.

He spent years trying to change the public opinion, one community meeting at a time. Two years ago, he realized he couldn’t achieve his goals alone. He decided to form U.S. 41 Momentum, a four-man team created to advocate for the multimodal corridor. With funding prioritized for almost the entire corridor, it’s fair to say the group’s efforts have been effective. Although not everyone in Sarasota is on board with the roundabouts, many people have changed their stance. City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell called the city’s relationship with roundabouts a “love affair.” She credited Warner with transforming that relationship from a more contentious one over the past decade. “He’s just been kind of the leader in changing the entire dynamic of the city in such little time,” Atwell said. “We owe him a debt of gratitude.” One of the most significant breakthroughs for Warner may have simply been the 2010 construction of the Five Points roundabout. Warner said he remembered reading a letter from a man who said he would set up a lawn chair at the intersection to watch the accidents after the roundabout opened. “I can’t remember that guy’s name, and I haven’t heard from him since,” Warner said. “The naysayers have kind of faded away.” Three studies the nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted showed how the presence of a roundabout can change a community’s attitude toward them. In all three studies, about one-third of the communities supported roundabouts; within a year, that support more than doubled across the board. Still, Warner’s attempt to build a coalition isn’t complete. The next step, he said, is for community organizations to get involved and fund the artwork that would serve as centerpieces of the roundabouts on U.S. 41. After the work he’s put in to transform the city’s attitude concerning roundabouts, Warner said he thinks of himself as a roundabout evangelist. “I’m not an engineer; I can’t design anything,” Warner said. “I’m just a guy who saw the light and was saved.”

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All but one of the roundabouts along U.S. 41 that U.S. 41 Momentum proposed have funding in place or are prioritized. The group’s efforts aren’t limited to that corridor, though — it’s also advocating for at least six other roundabouts in the city.

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane …

Efforts to limit the chance of collisions between birds and aircraft at SarasotaBradenton International Airport are working, according to FAA data.

10 pounds — Average weight of one Canada goose 172,000 pounds — Weight of an Airbus A320 jetliner

155 — The number of lives Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger saved when he glided a US Airways Airbus A320 jetliner to a crash landing on the Hudson River after a collision with a flock of Canada geese knocked out both of the jetliner’s engines. 41 — Bird strikes reported at SRQ from August 2011 to August 2012 25 — Bird strikes reported from August 2012 to August 2013 $400 million — Amount in dam-

age to U.S. aircraft annually from bird strikes, according to FAA estimates

More than 200 — The number of people killed by bird strikes to aircraft since 1988

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Roger Widrick, supervisor of airfield operations at SRQ, fires a pyrotechnic device used to scare birds away from runways and taxiways. There’s an old pilot’s saying: “Flying is hours of boredom mixed in with a few seconds of absolute terror.” Any pilot will admit that birds are responsible for a few of those seconds of terror. Impacting a bird in flight or ingesting a flock in an engine on takeoff or landing —  the highest-risk portions of flight — can have catastrophic consequences. At Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), it’s up to Supervisor of Airport Operations Roger Widrick to make sure the flying public and those feathered cruise missiles never meet. And, according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data, Widrick’s program is a success. Bird strikes are down 39% this year at SRQ, according to the FAA bird-strike database. And although SRQ has never had a fatal bird-strike incident, several close calls, such as the 2008 aborted takeoff of a Delta airliner at SRQ after hitting several laughing gulls, highlight the seriousness of the threat to area aviation. “Our job is to protect the flying public and limit the damage to aircraft,” said

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Widrick, who has led the wildlife hazardmanagement program at the airport for 25 years. “There are a lot of birds in the area. Considering what we’re up against, I’d say we’re doing pretty good.” Widrick leads a comprehensive program to lessen the chance of bird strikes on aircraft, which includes habitat modifications; harassment techniques, such as firing pyrotechnics; and propane cannons to scare birds away from runways. Widrick said he and his team of six constantly vary harassment techniques and patrol the airfield at regular intervals to recognize new species as soon as they arrive. “You don’t want them to get too comfortable here,” Widrick said. “You want to convince the wildlife that the airfield is a bad choice of places to live.” SRQ reported 25 bird strikes in the past 12 months, compared with 41 in the prior year. Widrick said the pressure on airlines and airports to report bird strikes increased significantly after a flock of geese downed a commercial jetliner in 2009 in New York.

“Nationwide we’ve seen a false jump in the number of bird strikes reported the past few years,” Widrick said. “It’s mostly because more people are reporting now.” Widrick said the 2009 Hudson River incident prompted the FAA to impose stricter regulations and oversight on wildlife-management programs at airfields across the country. Wildlife hazard-management programs, like the one at SRQ, were also given more leeway to deter all species from living in the airfield environment. Widrick said an FAA inspector evaluates his operation each year, and his staff receives annual training from a USDA wildlife expert. An FAA inspector posted in Atlanta monitors SRQ’s rate of bird strikes. Common birds at SRQ include great blue herons, great egrets, wood storks, cattle egrets, ospreys and gulls. Widrick reports that he has also dealt with coyotes, foxes, bobcats, alligators and even the occasional swarm of bees. “You see a lot when you work this job for 25 years,” Widrick said.

Wildlife experts report that increased development in Sarasota County has limited the amount of habitat available to birds and other wildlife, making the airport an attractive option for many species. “The fact that we have a seven-mile perimeter fence keeps a lot of predators out,” Widrick said. “And species recognize that this is sort of a refuge. We have to convince them otherwise.” His team begins every morning with a runway inspection to check for debris and wildlife. Throughout the day, the perimeter fence is checked every two hours for breaches, and Widrick and his team are always on call to respond to wildlife interferences with airfield operations. “The other day the tower called to tell us there was a turtle on the runway,” Widrick said. SRQ was originally built in the 1930s and was later expanded as a military airfield before it was turned back over to the county after World War II. Not a lot of thought was put into bird-strike mitigation when the airfield was originally designed, Widrick said. Techniques such as mowing the grass below 5 inches in height to give birds fewer places to hide and constantly clearing away trees and foliage that can be used for nesting are effective, Widrick said. Widrick emphasized the importance of covering trash containers on airfield grounds and encouraging the public to not feed birds. “I’ve found that as long as people understand that we’re doing these things to save lives, they’re willing to help,” Widrick said.

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Groin debate affects beach renourishment The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Sarasota County are debating whether a plan to include groins is the correct course of action for the Big Pass dredging project. Plans to dredge Big Pass have run aground. Sarasota County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are deadlocked on whether groins should be included in the project’s plans — the Army Corps wants them, the county doesn’t. “It is unfortunate that the Army Corps proposed the groins, and the city did as well,” said Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson at a Monday board meeting of the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND). “The county will not support a proposal with groins.” Milan Mora, project manager of the Lido Key beach renourishment project, represented the Army Corps at Monday’s meeting. Officials from Manatee, Charlotte and Lee counties were also present. Mora said the proposal includes three erosion-control jetties, known as groins, at the southern stretch of Lido Key. The groins are intended to slow the southern drift of beach sediment. The groins will extend the Lido Beach renourishment cycle from three years to more than five years, Mora said, saving the county millions of dollars in the long run. Lido Beach has been

renourished five times since 1997. “The groins are about long-term sustainability,” Mora said. “The Army Corps won’t push something unless the cost-to-benefit ratio is favorable.” City estimates put a $22 million price tag on the Big Pass project, with approximately 62% covered by federal funds. The city of Sarasota and the state will be on the hook for the rest, with the city’s contribution drawing on county Tourist Development Tax revenue. The Army Corps’ decision to include groins in the Big Pass dredging plans stems from an environmental-impact study dating back to 2004, as well as “extensive” predictive modeling, Mora said. The proposed dredging project is meant to harvest sand from the pass to counter erosion at Lido Beach. Dredging could also make the inlet more navigable, Mora added. The Army Corps is also looking at plans to dredge New Pass for Lido sand. Patterson said concerns about the effects on Siesta Key Beach led to her and the county’s opposition to the groins. Patterson added that sand drifts from north to south

on Florida’s west coast, making groins to the north of Siesta Key potentially problematic to the natural renourishment cycle. This would be the first time Big Pass has been dredged, and the Army Corps, WCIND and Sarasota County are all concerned with how the proposed project will impact the navigability of Big Pass and the health of area beaches — with Siesta Beach most likely to be impacted. The Army Corps conducted a feasibility study in 2004 on the environmental impacts of a potential Big Pass dredge. The analysis is not yet complete, Mora told the WCIND board Monday, explaining why final plans for the project have yet to be presented. Although the final analysis is not yet complete, Mora said dredging plans will include sediment mining from the outer Big Pass shoal, as well as from the navigation channel. “Nothing is set in stone,” Mora said. “We have spent a lot of funds mining for sand offshore. So, now we’re looking at Big Pass, but we don’t want to affect the surrounding beaches or the navigability of the pass.” The Siesta Key Association recently ap-

proved a measure to hire an independent coastal engineer to review the Big Pass dredging plans. If the county and the Army Corps can’t come to a compromise concerning the groins, the feasibility study will have to be redone without factoring in the groins, and the project will “go back to square one,” Mora said. “And that means it will take a whole lot longer to renourish Lido.” Starting in September, the Army Corps and the city of Sarasota will present their proposal to various community groups, including area boating groups and the county’s Coastal Advisory Committee. The Army Corps and the city will then formally present their plan to the community Dec. 5, along with a public meeting scheduled for Dec. 7, at Sarasota Yacht Club. The next public presentation of the Big Pass project will be at a Sept. 18 Coastal Advisory Committee meeting at the Sarasota County Administration Building. “If we get a negative result from the community, we’ll have to start over,” Mora said. Dredging can start only after the Florida Department of Environmental Protection approves a permit, Mora said, adding that the required feasibility study is already complete. The permit process is estimated to take two years.


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NEWSBRIEFS + Sarasota Police identify body found in Big Pass Sarasota Police have identified the body found Aug. 27 in Big Pass as that of the president of the firm working on a government contract on Siesta Key. A passing boat discovered the body of CB Construction Services Corp. President and CEO Cresente Bautista, 59. The cause of death is not known, but the body did not show initial signs of foul play, according to Sarasota Police Officer Linda DeNiro. Bautista’s firm was working on the Bay Island Park seawall replacement project on the north end of Siesta Key. The investigation is ongoing.

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At a meeting Tuesday, the Sarasota County Commission approved a measure to reduce the county’s emergency-reserve fund from a 90-day reserve to 75 days — freeing $8 million to use on other projects on a one-time basis. “We’re well within good practices to do this,” said County Commissioner Charles Hines, speaking about the move. “I feel 75 days is sufficient; let’s put that money to work in our community.” County Commissioner Nora Patterson opposed the measure, calling it shortsighted. “I don’t agree at this point that this is the time to do this,” Patterson said. “I understand the principle of putting dollars to work. But, to spend this money now and not to have any potential for it in the future, I don’t think it’s prudent.” The county approved a measure in May lowering the emergency fund from a 90-day reserve to 75. The 75-day mark still puts Sarasota well ahead of the average emergency-fund reserve of 60 days among

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Florida counties, Hines said. There are no specific plans for allocating the one-time, $8 million payout.

+ City closures for Labor Day The city administration offices will be closed for Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2, pushing back the scheduled City Commission meeting until Sept. 3. Most other city services will not be affected. Garbage, recycling and other waste collection will not be impacted by the holiday, according to a city press release. The Robert L. Taylor Community Complex will be open from 6 to 10 a.m., and the pool will be closed. The SteigerwaldtJockey Children’s Fountain, Bobby Jones Golf Club and Lido Pool will operate with normal hours Monday. Starting Tuesday, the Steigerwaldt-Jockey fountain will begin its winter operating hours and close at 5 p.m.

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Urban Design team outlines catalyst areas The team tasked with developing a form-based code for the city, while working out of the new Urban Design Studio, is going beyond rewriting zoning regulations. Karin Murphy’s job description includes, more or less, writing a new form-based zoning code for the entire city. It’s a daunting task, but, over the past month, the scope of Murphy’s work has cast an even wider net. Murphy is the director of the city’s Urban Design Studio, which opened in late July and is located at the Federal Building. Along with principal urban designer Andrew Georgiadis, she’s taking a holistic approach to planning that goes beyond the development of new zoning regulations. Murphy and Georgiadis aren’t just waiting to drop a new system on the city in a few years. The duo has divided the city into five districts — basically: north, east, south, downtown and islands. Within each zone, they’ve targeted a smaller catalyst area. The catalyst areas, which Murphy emphasized are simply proposals the planning board and City Commission must approve, are segments the Urban Design team believes is suited for a more immediate implementation of form-based principles. That way, people in those neighborhoods can familiarize themselves with what a form-based code looks like in reality. Murphy said they targeted areas that have been identified as priorities for developing in the city’s strategic plans. The goal is that there are immediate results for residents to gauge the effectiveness of form-based code. “By trying to pick some areas that are having troubles in the existing code, that there is an interest in developing, our hope is that you will get that implementation so the neighborhood can judge pretty quickly,” Murphy said. One of those proposed catalyst areas is

centered on Water Tower Park, near the North Trail at 47th Street. It’s an example of how the work of the Urban Design Studio goes beyond just zoning. Murphy called Water Tower Park a beautiful but neglected part of the city. One of the reasons for that, she said, is that it’s difficult to patrol due to a number of dead-end streets and blind spots. By connecting the streets and forming a viable grid, she said, crime will naturally fall. Other areas of emphasis around Water Tower Park aren’t things one might immediately associate with zoning, such as building light-imprint stormwater management systems or removing overgrowth that’s choking some of the plants in the park. This isn’t an accident. The Urban Design team went to individual departments and tried to overlay where individual master plans could complement one another to form a more cohesive plan. This aggregation plays to the strengths of the designers. “Both of us do master planning,” Murphy said. “It’s nice to say, hey, we’re bringing all our skillsets together — here are things we noticed we think would help.” The other important aspect of the duo’s work is outreach. They’ve got to deal with several layers of understanding among the general public — there are people who are passionate about making sure their pet issue is addressed in a new code, but there are others who don’t even know what a form-based code is. The Urban Design team’s job is to address the concerns of both extremes, and everybody in between. They will be making a presentation at the Sept. 7 Coalition of City Neighborhood Associations meeting, and an Urban Design

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Living shoreline comes to bayfront County mowing program The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program constructed a 500-foot ‘living shoreline’ along the bayfront in an effort to provide a natural alternative to seawalls. The city of Sarasota and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) have completed work on a new project on the bayfront, but it may be awhile before you can see the results. Last week, work was completed on a 500-foot stretch of “living shoreline” at Bayfront Park. The project, which Southwest Florida Water Management District is funding, seeks to establish a natural alternative to hardened seawalls. By installing the living shoreline, which features 150 feet of Florida-native plants, the groups hope to continue to protect the coast while also providing a habitat for plants and animals along the bayfront. For now, though, the plants are still flowering — meaning the living shoreline isn’t as impressive as its architects hope it eventually will be, according to SBEP staff scientist Jay Leverone. The area will be roped off until the plants have time to grow, Leverone said. At that point, a sign describing the purpose of a living shoreline will be installed in the area. “We’re hoping that will be an attractive display for people strolling along the bayfront and an opportunity to provide educational information,” Leverone said. Alison Albee, the city’s environmental specialist, described the living shoreline as a demonstration project — an example to show the public a living shore-

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The plants are still flowering in Bayfront Park, but the city and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program hope this living shoreline will eventually serve as an educational attraction for people walking along the water. line next to a hardened one. She said there is potential to expand to other locations, but nothing is planned at the moment. Leverone said a potential drawback of living shorelines is that they’re not ideal for areas that see high waves and storm surges. He said this could be a problem at the site’s current location; Tropical Storm Debby delayed the initial installation of the living shoreline when sidewalks in the area were destroyed. If the living shoreline is harmed by adverse conditions, Albee said it’s not the end of the world because the site is more for educational purposes. “It is not intended to be a fully engineered example, but primarily a visual demonstration,” Albee said. The SBEP will continue to try to establish living shorelines in appropriate areas where constructed seawalls are deteriorating and

in need of being replaced. This is the organization’s second livingshoreline project in the region; in 2011, a living shoreline was constructed at Herb Dolan Park in Bradenton Beach. There are several obstacles to overcome to establish those living shorelines, though. At least 70% of the shoreline in Sarasota Bay is occupied by a hardened structure, such as a seawall. Sarasota County regulations create an easy process for a seawall to be replaced by another seawall, Leverone said, but things are more difficult if you want to install something different. Still, Leverone said he hopes this initial effort will help people see the value of living shorelines. “We’re fighting an uphill battle, but we have an opportunity to demonstrate an aesthetic shoreline with some habitat benefits for people to consider,” Leverone said.

hits a rough patch

Sarasota County commissioners explore options to revamp the bid process for awarding mowing contracts on county medians and rights of way. The grass is definitely not greener on this side of the fence, according to the Sarasota County Commission. Two contractors hired to mow portions of Sarasota County’s medians and rights of way have ceased working, unable to stay afloat financially after bidding too low to win their contracts, county officials reported at Tuesday’s County Commission meeting. County Commissioner Joe Barbetta called Sarasota County’s rights of way and median mowing program “a fiasco,” citing instances of corruption and a bidding process that puts mowers out of business. “There is no way I’m putting another dollar into this program,” Barbetta said. “This is one of the most basic services that we can provide, as basic as picking up the trash, and we haven’t done it right in five years.” Spencer Anderson, director of Field Services for Sarasota County, made a presentation to the Board of County Commissioners Tuesday asking for an additional $1.5 million to fund mowing rights of way and medians in Sarasota County. Anderson reported that mowing contractors  Jack-

son Landscape Professionals Inc.  and  Stormtech Inc.  had ceased work in two Sarasota County mowing zones because their low bids for the projects were financially unsustainable. Anderson brought forward a request to the County Commission to hire the next two lowest bidders for the mowing contract, which spikes the mowing budget by $1.5 million over the next year. Commissioners expressed concern about the rising mowing costs and were reluctant to commit to another yearlong contract before a top-tobottom review of the bidding process could be done. The risk with not going ahead with approving the budget increase, commissioners said, is that the grass will continue to grow in Sarasota County until new mowers are hired.   “If we’re not a well-kept county, I don’t know why anyone would want to live here,” County Commissioner Nora Patterson said. “But we need to do something about our policies.” The risk with approving the additional funding, Barbetta said, is that the problem “will just be kicked down the road.” “We need a total shake up in the whole system,” he added.

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Common Core Standards. Put them in the same tin can as Obamacare. It’s another attempt, albeit less blatant, to federalize, centralize and nationalize an essential part of American society. And it’s another attempt that is blowing up. Grassroots Americans, thankfully, are seeing where Common Core will lead, and they’re organizing to kill it. When Florida lawmakers gather in 2014, “Common Core Standards” are destined to be at the core of the Legislature’s heated debates. Opposition is spreading in Florida — and nationwide — like a Western wildfire. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, meanwhile, appears to be attempting to squelch, or at least control, the fires with this week’s education summit in Clearwater. He convened 36 political, education and business influencers to discuss Common Core education standards; the tests that will replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests; school grading systems; and teacher evaluations. Talk about a tinder box of educational issues. The summit, however, which was in session as this was being written, isn’t likely to put out the Common Core fire. The controversy is on the verge of raging here and nationwide — just shy of the scale of the Obamacare opposition. Nowhere does this issue appear to be more heated than among conservatives — the moderate and neoconservatives on one side and the libertarians on the other. Common Core advocates include the two chief architects of the standards and their founding organizations, the National Governors Association, whose majority consists of Republican governors, and the Council of Chief State School Officers, as well as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his Foundation for Excellence in Education. On the other side is a fast-growing list of strident opponents. On the national scene, Florida’s junior U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio; radio talk-show host Glenn Beck; and syndicated columnist and FOX News commentator Michelle Malkin top the list. Also often quoted against Common Core Standards are Stanford University Professor James Milgram, a mathWhere to find the ematician who Common Core withdrew from Standards: http:// a panel creatwww.corestandards. ing the math org/ standards; and Jim Stergios, executive director of the Pioneer Institute, a Massachusetts public-policy institute that hired teams of experts to evaluate how Common Core would compare to Massachusetts’ successful standards. The results were not positive. Beyond these opponents, scores of grassroots parents groups are mobilizing in states that have adopted the Common Core Standards. Commoncorestopit.blogspot. com lists 34 states with formal organizations dedicated to stopping the adoption of Common Core Standards. Florida is among them. The Florida Parents against Common Core and Floridians against Common Core are encouraging parents in all 67 school districts to persuade their legislators either to put implementation on pause or withdraw the Common Core Standards altogether. The Legislature set the standards to go into effect in 2014. Up to this point, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, a former school superintendent in the Panhandle, and Speaker Will Weatherford have supported Common Core. But they have reservations about one aspect: Gaetz recently told the Miami Herald that he and Weatherford want to withdraw Florida from a consortium of states developing new exams to measure students on the Common Core Standards. They have reservations about the consortium’s data security and whether Florida’s schools have the technology to administer the tests. But among Florida’s legislators, so far only one, Ray Pilon, R-Sarasota, has come out against Florida’s implementation of Common Core. Pilon said on his Facebook page education standards are a local issue, not a national one. Courageously, Pilon

wrote: “My vote is going to be get rid of it.” He’s right.

leached on to the movement and made $4 billion in education grants available to states in his “Race to the Top” program. One of the criteria for obtaining the money: Adopt the Common Core Standards. To the dismay of some Common Core supporters, Obama’s entry onto the scene injected politics into the movement, creating the perception of more top-down, Washington intrusion into local, public education. But the Common Core proponents pressed on. In a matter of two years, 45 states adopted the Common Core Standards. Now, three years later, with parents seeing the meaning of Common Core in their children’s classrooms, parents are protesting. And legislatures are finding out from respected Common Core critics what they didn’t read in the bills they passed. For example: Professor Milgram, who resigned from the math panel, to a Texas legislative committee: “There are a number of extremely serious failings in Core Standards that make it premature for any state with serious hopes for improving the quality of the mathematical education of their children to adopt them … “ … By the end of fifth grade the material being covered in arithmetic and algebra in Core Standards is more than a year behind the early grade expectations in most highachieving countries. By the end of seventh grade, Core Standards are roughly two years behind.” Stergios of the Massachusetts-based Pioneer Institute: After commissioning experts to evaluate the Common Core Standards, “Finding that Common Core is inferior to the previous Massachusetts standards, likely violates three federal statutes and will prove to be a $16 billion unfunded mandate, we have chosen to oppose the national standards.” After learning what’s really in the standards, the legislatures in Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania each voted this year to stop their implementation.

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COMMON CORE MATH

James Schuls, an Arkansas teacher, encountered Common Core math for his first-grade son. In an article in Education News, he shared the following example of what his son’s teacher sent home: Your child will be completing lots of word problems this year, and they will use a variety of strategies to solve these problems. Below are examples of three strategies your children might use for the following problem.

Stuart has 15 pencils. Trae gives him five more. How many pencils does Stuart have altogether? Example 1. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | + | | | | | = 20 Example 2.

Example 3.

Please do not have your child stack numbers and add them like this:

What are the Common Core Standards? Good luck understanding them. For now, they are focused on math and language arts (See box above). The idea is to create a national set of standards that sets the bar for America’s school systems so our students have benchmarks by which to be measured against the rest of the world. The genesis for common, national education standards began in the modern era with President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. His administration proposed creation of voluntary, national standards and assessments. They went nowhere; critics snuffed them. President Bill Clinton tried to create national tests; he failed, too. Then came George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act, which was to bring all students to proficiency in math and reading by 2014. This law left the states in charge, but predictably, standards varied across state lines, with many states setting a low proficiency bar. This spawned new life into the national standards movement, attracting yet another Bush, Florida’s former governor and a longtime advocate of school accountability, standards, choice and competition. But to avoid the appearance of having the standards emanate from the federal government, the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers said they would create math and reading standards benchmarked to international standards. Thus began the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 2009. It quickly gained momentum. Florida lawmakers adopted a bill in 2010 to shift Florida’s public schools away from its existing curriculum standards and the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests to teach and assess students in line with the Common Core Standards. But, like the Obamacare bill in Washington, which virtually no congressional member read, few, if any, Florida lawmakers read the fine print and details of the Common Core Standards. About the same time, President Obama

But the criticism that comes most vocally from grassroots parents groups points specifically to this major objection: They see Common Core Standards as yet another effort to cast a federal, centralized, nationalized net over everyone in education — one size fits all. This in spite of its proponents saying states will still be in charge of their education destinies. Gov. Bush reiterated that in the National Review Aug. 19, saying, among other things, states’ working together to solve a shared problem is not a violation of federalism.” Still, Neal McCluskey, associate director of the CATO Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, University of Arkansas Professor Sandra Stotsky, a former member of a Common Core validation panel, and Hoover Institution fellow Williamson Evers, a former assistant secretary of education from 2007 to 2009, collaborated in July to write an anti-Common Core op-ed column in the New York Daily News. Citing five reasons why opposition is becoming so strident, they wrote, as their fifth reason: “Making standards uniform across the country reduces the benefits of competition between states and districts, which vie to attract residents and businesses. That stifles laboratories of democracy. Most troubling of all, the Common Core will cripple individual choice, which is highly concerning because all children are unique and need different things.” While many of the standards are suspect, the red-hot core of the issue is exactly that: centralized, common standards and testing for all. In theory, it sounds like a good idea, to have standards and benchmarks by which you can measure your child, his school and his school district against his peers locally, at state levels, nationally and internationally. Everyone likes to see how he stacks up. But, as always, the devil is in the details and execution. Lenore Ealy stated it succinctly in her essay in May for the Foundation for Economic Education: “The core fact of the Common Core, though, is that it’s a relentless and coordinated push by philan-


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ments. Evidence and testimony presented at the administrative hearing to consider the city’s challenge of FDOT’s design revealed that long before FDOT conducted its required public hearings, it had committed to a fixed-span bridge replacement.  FDOT had previously lost a case with respect to a proposed fixed-span bridge replacement to Anna Maria Island on the basis of a failure to afford the public an opportunity to present its comments to an agency with an open mind. Following the city’s administrative challenge, FDOT took the position that the city had no right or legal standing to challenge FDOT’s decision with respect to the design of the bridge and further determined that the decision met statutory requirements.  The City Commission elected not to contest FDOT’s finding that the design of the bridge met all statutory requirements, but it did appeal FDOT’s position that local governments have no right or legal standing to challenge FDOT planning decisions affecting a community. The First District Court of Appeal set a significant precedent by agreeing with the city that state law did, in fact, grant a legal right and standing to local governments to contest FDOT’s planning decisions. Since that decision, FDOT has made substantial efforts to include public comment and local government opinions in the design of its transportation improvements. Thus, as a result of the city’s challenge of the fixed-span bridge replacement as initially proposed, we now have a spectacular bridge of which we can all be proud; a much cleaner bay; and a more inclusive infrastructure-design process.  Those are things worth celebrating. David Levin
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Rep. Pilon of Sarasota is right. Florida, in particular the 2014 Legislature, should either put a “pause” on implementing the Common Core Standards or, preferably, rescind them altogether. Educating our youth should be as far removed from the “state,” or centralized bodies as possible. The word itself should be alarming — “Common Core.” Common as in ordinary, as in communal, centralized. Which inevitaby leads to mediocrity at best. In the greater picture, you can’t fault Govs. Bush and Scott on their views of what’s needed for better schools. They are right. As Bush put it: “A system that does not set high standards, transparently measure progress and hold schools and educators responsible for results will fail.” What’s more, he says: “We should recognize (teachers) and reward them as indi-

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thropic and bureaucratic experts to shift authority and responsibility from local citizens and independent school districts to the far-removed high cover of central authorities.” It’s fine if the National Governors Association wants to promulgate its version of the best standards and benchmarks to produce world-ready adults in our schools. But it’s wrong for the federal government to get involved, especially with its typical bribery system — “You want more money? Then do this.” What’s more, you also can say it’s fine for state legislatures to embrace the NGA’s standards. But it’s not fine to do so without vetting them at the local level before codifying them. Which is precisely what most of the 45 legislatures did when they embraced the Common Core Standards — little to zero vetting. Who, for instance, in our Legislature knew in 2010, or for that matter in your local school district, that two esteemed members of the Common Core Standards quit because of the “dumbing down” they witnessed in the writing of the standards? Knowing that would have sent alarm bells.

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10 a.m. 3300 block of North Tamiami Trail. Criminal Mischief. A woman reported that her car had been keyed. She said she suspected the owner of the business next to her business. The two had gotten in an argument about the woman parking in a space behind the man’s business. The man denied the vandalism, but told officers the woman shouldn’t park in spaces that are for his customers.

12:54 p.m. 400 block of St. Armands Circle. Dispute/Fight. A man said he was trying to park his car in a parking space that was blocked off by a business’s valet area, though the spot was located beyond designated signs from the city marking the valet area. The business owner said the city sign was incorrect; he argued with officers when told it was not.

August 23 GARBAGE GRAB 4:50 p.m. 2100 block of North Washington Boulevard. Petit Theft — Shoplifting. A clerk at a store witnessed a man rummaging through a garbage can and removing what appeared to be a receipt. She said the man walked into the store, grabbed an item from a shelf, walked around and then returned to the woman’s field of vision with no item visible. The man then left the store and came back shortly after to return an item, which she believed had been stolen.

RETURN TO SENDER 2:56 p.m. 3700 block of North Tamiami Trail. Suspicion General. A man came into a store requesting to return several items. He provided a receipt that listed different merchandise than what was being returned. When an employee said she was going to call the cops because she believed the items were stolen, the man fled.

OBSCENE-IC ROUTE 3:50 p.m. 1900 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Other Disorderly Conduct. A man said he had just recently opened a new store and that another man had been harassing him and causing him problems. The other man said every time he drives past the storeowner, the storeowner makes obscene gestures. Officers advised both men to ignore each other. YourObserver.com // See a map of this week’s incident locations.

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Bar and music venue coming to Main Street After spending 17 years as the bartender at the Resort at the Longboat Key Club, Karl Raffurty is opening Old School Bar & Grill with the help of a Nashville business owner. Karl Raffurty says he grew up watching “Cheers” and that he always wanted to be Sam Malone. Now, minus the major-league experience, his dream is about to become a reality. Raffurty, who spent 17 years as a bartender at the Resort at the Longboat Key Club, is opening his own bar and grill, Old School, Thursday, Sept. 5. The bar, located at 1991 Main St., will also serve as a music venue and be open until 2 a.m. daily. Staff at the Key Club said both guests and employees at the resort will sorely miss him, but, after nearly two decades in one place, Raffurty decided he was ready to tackle a bigger challenge. “I plateaued a long time ago at the Key Club, and I wanted more,” Raffurty said. Although starting a business can be a risky venture, Raffurty won’t be going it alone. He’s working with Chuck Johnson, a business owner from Nashville, whom he met at the Key Club five years ago. Johnson owns several restaurants and two bars in Nashville. When he started talking with Raffurty about opening a bar in Sarasota, he didn’t hesitate to help the bartender along the road to his goal. “With my background of knowing people and reading people,

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it was an easy decision to put my investment and time into helping him,” Johnson said. Their plans expanded beyond a standard bar into a place that would regularly feature live music — Southern rock, classic rock and country will be featured genres. Johnson, whose Nashville bars also feature live music, said he believes there’s demand in Sarasota for a livelier bar aimed at a younger demographic. “I was totally surprised when I came here for the first time,” Johnson said. “I thought this was where the old people came, but there’s a young, hip group that comes here.” The two are on the same page as far as the bar’s atmosphere; “laidback” is clearly a key phrase. The bar will eventually have a capacity of around 350 people, Johnson

said, and the two have already developed a vision of the décor. “We wanted to keep it with nice, cool colors, but also put in some stuff we hadn’t seen in a while — old signs, old records, old kind of stuff,” Johnson said. “Anything from the ’70s or ’80s.” Raffurty and Johnson encourage people to bring in anything they want to donate that could fit the bar’s theme. Johnson said the bar will host an invite-only VIP party to introduce themselves to people before officially opening at 9 p.m. Sept. 5. Raffurty’s former co-workers at the Key Club are convinced his new venture will be a success. Carole McCann, who bartended alongside Raffurty for his entire tenure at the resort, said his genuine and funny personality made him a hit with visitors. “Thousands of people love him — from all over the world, literally,” McCann said. Johnson said that, as with any new venture, there are some nerves involved for everyone, but that any anxiety will go away as soon as the first customers enter. If Raffurty is nervous, though, he’s not letting it show. “It’s my goal,” Raffurty said. “This was what I’ve always wanted to do, and it’s happening right now, so I’m excited.”

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Cardinal Mooney senior Lauren DelFabro couldn’t get enough hugs from the children. For more information on Orphan’s Heart visit, www. orphansheart. org.

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The Riverview High volleyball team defeated Cardinal Mooney and The Out-ofDoor Academy to go 2-0 in the Mooney Classic Aug. 20 and 21.

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Cardinal Mooney volleyball coach Kristen Batt and partner Raquel Ferreira tied for seventh place at the Manhattan Beach Open Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, in California.

auren Maxey’s heart begins to melt every time she shares her story. It’s a story of dedication, acceptance, respect and, most importantly, happiness. Sitting on the volleyball court alongside three of her closest friends, The Out-of-Door Academy senior can’t help but smile as she fondly recalls the day 32 Guatemalan children stepped into her life for the first time. Each child had his own story to tell, and, as the children reached their tiny hands out toward Maxey’s outstretched palm, the Lady Thunder outside hitter garnered a new appreciation for life. Maxey was one of four local volleyball players who traveled June 15 through June 21 to Guatemala to volunteer with Orphan’s Heart, an international child-care program that helps meet the needs of orphaned and disadvantaged children in the

developing world. Maxey first learned about Orphan’s Heart from her mother, Tonya. Maxey’s church, First Baptist Church of Sarasota, had planned to send a team to work with Orphan’s Heart in September, when Maxey would already be in school. “I just thought it would be a cool experience,” Maxey says. “I love babies, so I thought it would be something nice to do.” Still wanting to get involved, Maxey discussed the idea with Cardinal Mooney volleyball players Lauren DelFabro and Kelly Firek and Riverview High volleyball player Janie Hritz. The girls immediately jumped at the idea, and soon the girls were searching for opportunities that would best fit into their schedules. “I thought it would be cool to go on a trip that actually meant something,” DelFabro says. “We started talking about it, and I got so excited as soon as I heard about it because it was something different than anything I had ever done.” Firek agrees. “All four of us are really close, so, for us to be able to do this together and share the experience and memories was really important,” Firek says. The players arrived June 15 in Guatemala, and the following day they met the babies for the first time. The girls instantly fell in love. Separated into two groups based on the children’s developmental needs, the girls spent the next four days taking care of the children; they did everything from feeding the children to changing their diapers to playing with them. “It felt good to put a smile on their faces,” Hritz says. During their time in Guatemala, the girls watched the children learn and develop and formed unique bonds with each of them.

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“We were there for four days with the kids, so we knew their personalities and saw what they liked,” Firek says. “We had a connection with them, so it was hard to leave them. “They get excited to see you and the kids really trust you,” Firek says. “We were all so sad that last day. But the kids didn’t realize that we wouldn’t be there the next day.” Before the four players had even set foot back home, they immediately began discussing plans to volunteer with Orphan’s Heart again. The girls want to return to Guatemala during their winter break to see how the children have progressed. In addition, the girls have been saving a portion of their paychecks to donate to Orphan’s Heart. But, for now, the girls are using the power of technology to keep tabs on how the children are doing while sharing their story with their friends and teammates. The four girls returned to the volleyball court for their season openers earlier this week. And, in doing so, they’re hoping to share those same values and ideals, including an appreciation for life and respect for one another, with their teammates. “The goal was to make the children better and stronger,” Hritz says. “How we cared for the kids to make them stronger is how we need to go about helping build our teams up to win.” And, although the girls may attend rival schools, they have a newfound mutual respect for one another —  a respect that continues both on and off the court. “We all met through volleyball,” DelFabro says. “Being on the court with each other,  it’s not so serious. It shows how good of friends we are even though we are on different teams.”

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Sarasota beats Dixie Hollins Students wearing orange shirts showed their Sailors spirit Friday, Aug. 23, at the Sarasota vs. Dixie Hollins football game. Sarasota High School stayed ahead throughout the entire game. The final score was Sarasota 37, Dixie Hollins 7.

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Above: Senior Trish Konzel interacts with the crowd during the game. Left: Junior Aaron Segal performs with the Color Guard during halftime. Above: Charlie Miller, 2, wants to be just like her sister, junior Sydnie Battie. Right: Shawn Bane Jr. walks off the field so another player can sub in for him.

Senior Dylan Busby does push-ups for every point the Sarasota Sailors score while cheerleaders hold him up.

THE 2013 FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE They can all pinpoint that moment. The one moment of greatness that defines them. For many, their journeys began nearly 12 years ago. It was here on the Pop Warner practice fields that the area’s premier players strapped on their helmets for the first time. It was here that they learned the nuances of the game and became record-setters in their own minds. They learned the importance of hard work, dedication and how to battle the blazing sun. They all have a different story to tell. But, come Friday nights, they all are united by one common thread. It’s here on the gridiron where their passion runs deep. And, now, after nine-and-a-half months of off-season development and preparation, seven East County and Sarasota football teams will once again return to the field in hope of fulfilling promises, testing their limits and returning their teams to glory. Rivals will clash. County foes will battle for bragging rights. And old school traditions will return. For the next 10 weeks, these seven teams, spread across four different classifications, will be battle tested. New leaders will emerge. Teams will be strengthened. And new district champions will be crowned. Once again, in anticipation of the upcoming football season, the Observer has created a Football Preview Guide with all of the information you’ll need to cheer on your favorite hometown teams this fall. In this year’s guide you’ll get an inside look at each of the teams in our coverage area. We’ve also included schedules, rosters and fun facts to prepare you for the 2013 season. And, as always, be sure to follow me on Twitter at @Jen_Observer and on Facebook at Jen Blanco (Observer), and visit YourObserver.com for the latest high school football news and highlights. — Jen Blanco, Sports Editor

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The Sarasota Christian School volleyball team came from behind to defeat Cardinal Mooney 25-15, 21-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-10 Aug. 26 in the season opener for both teams. Heidi Miller powered the Lazy Blazers with 12 kills and an ace. Brianna Eddy recorded four aces and a kill. Cheyenne Miller added six kills and an ace.

+ Cougars roll to Classic win The Cardinal Mooney High football team cruised to a 49-7 victory over Bradenton Christian in its Kickoff Classic Aug. 23. Quarterback Reese Vita threw a pair of touchdowns to Austin Leach and Ethan Robertson. Demardre Patterson rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Vince Sellers scored a pair of rushing touchdowns, and Jaz Mongeon added a touchdown. Cardinal Mooney opens the regular season Friday, Aug. 30, versus LaBelle. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

+ Sailors breeze to Kickoff Classic win The Sarasota High football team sailed to a 37-7 victory over Dixie Hollins in its Kickoff Classic Aug. 23. Riverview transfer Justin Austin scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the way for the Sailors. Quarterback Caulin McNeal threw a pair of touchdowns, including a 48-yard strike to Shawn Bane Jr. Chris McKenzie added a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown.

+ Rams run past Tigers The Riverview High football team defeated Palmetto 13-3 in its Kickoff Classic Aug. 23. Quarterback Richie James scored a pair of rushing touchdowns. Junior running back

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by Yaryna Klimchak | Community Editor

Seniors from Sarasota County high schools reflect on who they were in middle school and discuss what they look forward to most during their final year.

While standing on the railroad tracks she runs for the Sarasota Military Academy Raiders, Shannon Hunihan, 17, holds a photo of herself when she was 11 years old. She tried out for the Raiders as a freshman and was one of the first female freshmen to make it onto varsity. “I knew a lot of Raiders in the program, and, in my opinion, they were the coolest people in the school,” Hunihan says. “I came out on summer runs and realized I was good at it. They welcome you into the family, and I have been doing it ever since.” Hunihan is confident, articulate and a clear leader. She holds the highest rank at Sarasota Military Academy as regimental commander, and her classmates often go to her when they have questions. As a middle school student, she says she was the one most likely to tell on cheaters. Even though this trait did not make her popular, it did help her become the leader she is today. Applying to: University of Florida, Florida State University, Liberty University and Palm Beach Atlantic University Future: Hopes to one day become an athletic trainer or physical therapist. Fun fact: Hunihan has four fake teeth. While playing tag when she was 9 years old, she fell and knocked them out.

While standing on Cardinal Mooney High’s theater stage, Elizabeth Panagopoulos, 17, holds out a photo of herself when she was 12 years old. A few years back, she could not have imagined herself standing on a stage — let alone performing in front of large audiences. “Being on stage is on you,” Panagopoulos says. “For me, that’s one place I know I can do my best and have complete confidence.” Panagopoulos is a theatrical introvert. Despite being reserved, she has been in six shows and has stage-managed one show during her four years at Cardinal Mooney. She constantly challenges herself to do something out of her comfort zone. As a child, she was shy, but, she says, “Something happened in the middle of sophomore year, when I realized I was tired of being quiet, so I became extremely loud and gained a lot of confidence.” Applying to: New College of Florida, University of South Florida, University of Florida, The Catholic University of America, Princeton University and Smith College

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Everyone has experienced those awkward years in life. Usually, someone hits middle school, and for years to come, they hide embarrassing photographs of themselves with braces or wearing something so awful they don’t remember why they had purchased the item. These three seniors braved it all by exposing who they were a few years back and showing how they have grown into mature young women.

Erica Tenorio, 17, holds a photograph of herself taken when she was 12 years old at a friend’s sleepover. She wears her JROTC uniform in front of the Riverview High School pole vault pit. Tenorio is the JROTC executive officer, which means she is second in command, and she does the pole vault on the Riverview High School’s track and field team. JROTC is her favorite class, because, “I have to be a leader but also a student, so I get the best of both worlds.” Tenorio has been described as too mature for her age. She is serious about her goals and ambitions. “I like to be responsible and on time,” she says. As a child, she was outgoing and energetic and had a lot of friends at school. Since middle school, she says, “I have definitely learned my boundaries with everyone being my friend.” She has learned to be more cautious with the people she trusts. Tenorio is also an adrenaline junkie and says that pole vaulting at Riverview High School helps her tap into that rush every time. Applying to: Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University and University of South Florida

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Erica Tenorio Future: Hopes to one day become the first Latin American female president. Fun fact: Tenorio loves doing puzzles. Looks forward to: Grad Bash, when seniors from all around the United States go to an amusement park for a night and ride all of the rides. This year, Grad Bash will take place at Universal Studios in Orlando. Embarrassing awkward-years experience: Tenorio says her worst fashion trend in middle school was wearing pants that unzipped into capris. “I used to wear those all the time,” she says. “They were Army green and my only pair, but they were my favorites.”

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The Women’s Leadership Council luncheon honoring Sally Schule was held Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Sarasota Yacht Club. Sally Schule, marketing director at Saks Fifth Avenue, spoke at the luncheon about how the influences of her parents and fashion have gotten her to where she is today. The event benefited the Boys & Girls Clubs.

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Oyster Bay Estates home sells for $1.81 million

The following residential real-estate transactions took place between Aug. 12 and Aug. 16. A home in Oyster Bay Estates tops all transactions in this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s real estate. Leonard Slazinski, of Sarasota, sold his home at 1329 S. Lake Shore Drive to Yves Cremieux for $1.81 million. Built in 1975, it has six bedrooms, seven baths, a pool and 5,847 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,675,000 in 2001.

feet of living area. It previously sold for $72,000 in 1992.

Forest Lakes Country Club Estates

Tracy Lux, of Sarasota, sold her home at 3243 Espanola Drive to Susan Mair, of Sarasota, for $339,000. Built in 1966, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,613 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $145,000 in 1993.

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Darryl and Judith Peters sold their Unit 24 condominium at 1368 Landings Drive to Alexander and Eleanor Clark, of Sarasota, for $312,000. Built in 1981, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 1,912 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $207,000 in 2000.

Sapphire Shores

Carmen Veit sold her home at 388 S. Shore Drive to Finergy Residences South Shore LLC for $1.2 million. Built in 1989, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,106 square feet of living area. Yaryna Klimchak

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Carl Hardy sold his Unit 702 condominium at 128 Golden Gate Point to EMoo Holdings LLC for $1.2 million. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, four baths and 3,317 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,475,000 in 2005.

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Andrew and Sasha Rosin, of Sarasota, sold their home at 8730 Dunmore Drive to Yves Cremieux for $1,137,500. Built in 1958, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,216 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $805,000 in 2008.

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Dockside Homes LLC sold the home at 1415 Quail Drive to Carl and Barbara Covell, of Sarasota, for $849,000. Built in 1954, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 924 square feet of living area.

Aqualane Estates

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This home at 1329 S. Lake Shore Drive has six bedrooms, seven baths, a pool and 5,847 square feet of living area. It sold for $1.81 million. Helbig and Equity Trust Co. Cust FBO Wendy Ingorvaia sold the home at 1715 Shelburne Lane to Joseph and Dianne Brickner, of Boerne, Texas, for $570,000. Built in 1975, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,348 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $645,000 in 2004.

Midwood Manor

Daniel and Theresa Callender, of Sarasota, sold their home at 1780 Floyd St. to William Elliott IV and Sarah Cartwright, of Sarasota, for $560,000. Built in 1941, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,097 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $460,000 in 2010.

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Elliot Silverman, of Sarasota, sold his Unit 9D condominium at 1111 N. Gulfstream Ave. to Valerie Daniels, trustee,

of Sarasota, for $545,000. Built in 1974, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,736 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $425,000 in 2002.

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Frances Van Voorhis, of Ludington, Mich., sold her Unit 301 condominium at 5430 Eagles Point Circle to William Donaldson, Susan Donaldson and The Northern Trust Co., trustees, of Vandalia, Ill., for $520,000. Built in 1995, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 1,936 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $314,200 in 1995.

Bellflower Gardens

Edward Longobardi and Elaine Longobardi sold their home at 2701 Monterey St. to Caren Smith, of Sarasota, for $340,000. Built in 1976, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 3,710 square

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Michael and Jeanine Hilligas, of Sarasota, sold their home at 3897 Kingston Blvd. to Jeffrey and Vicki Armontrout, of Sarasota, for $263,900. Built in 1983, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,500 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $140,000 in 1996.

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Rosemary Evans, of Sarasota, sold their home at 7323 Bounty Drive to Richard and Jane Sanks, of Sarasota, for $239,000. Built in 1971, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,306 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $192,000 in 2004.

Indian Beach

Julia Mair, of New York, sold her home at 3906 Bay Shore Road to William Townsend and Leslie Furtick, of Sarasota, for $230,000. Built in 1948, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,622 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $127,000 in 1994.

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CDM I LLC sold the home at 2060 Sunnyside Place to Stephen Keyser Jr., of Sarasota, for $224,000. Built in 1953, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,401 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $73,000 in May.

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cy Wrate, of Rocklin, Calif., for $1.14 million. Built in 2008, it has five bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,384 square feet of living area.


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Crescent Royale

William Meadors and Julie Comella, of Indianapolis, sold their Unit 501 condominium at 797 Beach Road to William Bortz, trustee, of Sarasota, for $619,500. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,777 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $265,000 in 1995.

Siesta Sands

Janet Hackett, trustee, sold her Unit 509 condominium at 1001 Point of Rocks Road to Thomas and Donna Sheppard, of Sarasota, for $570,000. Built in 1988, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,100 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $930,000 in 2005.

Gulf Haven

Robert Gayler, trustee, of Centerville, Ohio, sold his Unit 6 condominium at 5860 Midnight Pass Road to Andrew Alpert and Stacey Keen, trustees, of Ellicott City, Md., for $450,000. Built in 1971, it has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 1,552 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $670,000 in 2005.

Siesta Woods

Matthew Branner, of Sarasota, sold his home at 5174 Siesta Woods Drive to David Dexter, of Sarasota, for $396,000. Built in 1988, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,924 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $755,000 in 2006.

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Villa Navarra

Rudolph and Anita Glogovsky, trustees, sold their Unit 204-F condominium at 8767 Midnight Pass Road to Malcolm Teas and Pamela King, of Sarasota, for $370,000. Built in 1979, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,303 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $174,000 in 1998.

L. Gert and Diane Erne, of Sarasota, sold their Unit 8 condominium at 145 Avenida Messina to James and Marcia Alberdi, of Tampa, for $272,500. Built in 1966, it has two bedrooms, one bath and 1,016 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $200,000 in 2002.

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Jamaica Royale

William and Marilyn Postles, trustees, of Salisbury, Md., sold their Unit 93 condominium at 5830 Midnight Pass Road to Advanta IRA Services LLC FBO James Weger for $359,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 921 square feet of living area.

Daniel Grenier and Lynette Grenier, trustees, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 407 condominium at 5663 Midnight Pass Road to 1048060 Ontario Inc. for $232,000. Built in 1975, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,012 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $215,000 in 2001.

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Thomas Morin, of Sarasota, sold his Unit A-103 condominium at 225 Hourglass Way to L. Gert and Diane Erne, of Sarasota, for $342,000. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,271 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $273,500 in 2012. Joseph and Judy Klarberg, of Pocono Pines, Pa., sold their Unit 102 condominium at 199 Whispering Sands Drive to Elliott and Rosemarie Peterkin, of East Hanover, N.J., for $300,000. Built in 1970, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,271 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $174,500 in 2004. Beverly Mulconry, of Fayetteville, N.Y., sold her Unit 307 condominium at 101 Whispering Sands Drive to Timothy and Amy Aylor, of Roswell, Ga., for $262,000. Built in 1969, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,271 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $130,000 in 1991.

in 1998, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,798 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $396,000 in 2008. Bernardine Smokler, of Sarasota, sold her home at 5080 Timber Chase Way to Ehab and Vicki Michael, of Rochester, Minn., for $346,000. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,292 square feet of living area.

Stoneybrook at Palmer Ranch

Trevor and Solange Moawad, of Sarasota, sold their home at 9441 Hawksmoor Lane to Geraldine Kuster, of Sarasota, for $390,000. Built in 1992, it has four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 2,967 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $235,000 in 2010.

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Savannah at Turtle Rock

Claudio Ruben, trustee, of Sarasota, sold his home at 5319 Hunt Club Way to James and Melissa Reyes, of Sarasota, for $935,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 4,733 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,350,000 in 2005.

Joel and Susan Petersen, of Henderson, Nev., sold their home at 5087 Hanging Moss Lane to James and Theresa Curry, of Bronx, N.Y., for $320,000. Built in 2000, it has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,130 square feet of living area.

Hamptons

Villagewalk

Raja Holdings LLC sold the home at 4993 Gardiners Bay Circle to James Graves, of Sarasota, for $490,000. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,100 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $396,600 in 2001.

Turtle Rock

Linda Rabbitt and Sharon Lussier, trustees, of Bethesda, Md., sold the home at 8052 Camminare Drive to Lawrence McKenna and Linda Sysko-Stein, of Sarasota, for $275,000. Built in 2003, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,534 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $275,000 in 2004.

Alessandro Sita and Luisa DeSimone, of Franklin Lakes, N.J., sold their home at 8101 Deerbrook Circle to Douglas Horvath, of Sarasota, for $465,000. Built

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94 (1950)

69 (1956)

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“I found that people didn’t know about batik (when I first started), and it was very interesting. It made it a different thing to do, and (it was easier for me) to be more distinguished in that area,” Angela Maria Isaza says.

Batik mystique Artist Angela Maria Isaza waxes poetic about nature; fittingly, she also paints natural settings with wax.

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Above: Angela Maria Isaza taught herself batik when she was 13 years old. She became more dedicated to the art once she graduated from college. At 55, she’s still experimenting with the process. It takes her a little more than a week to complete a batik. She paints oil, too, like the one featured here. Inset: Isaza in front of two early batiks at Marie Botanical Selby Gardens’ Museum of Botany and the Arts. (File photo from Jan. 23, 1986.)

ngela Maria Isaza likes to walk Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ grounds daily when she’s in town. Her familiarity with the flora and fauna is evident. As she poses for a photo, she admires the look of the Spanish moss, as it lazily hangs in a tree nearby. Isaza then points a finger to politely suggest another spot that makes for a beautiful bromeliad backdrop against the gray sky. “It’s nice over here,” she says leading the way. After more than 30 years spent exhibiting here, these grounds have become as homey as her native Bogota, Colombia. A light drizzle turns into a torrential downpour, sending her indoors to the Museum of Botany and the Arts where her colorful batiks adorn the white-paneled walls. Isaza greets a few of the volunteers like old friends before sitting on a nearby bench that’s in view of a handful of her 30-some brightly colored botanical batiks. Batik is an ancient process of painting wax onto fabric, dipping it in layers of dyes and then removing the wax with an iron

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1. Color — Color is the biggest thing that inspires me. When I see something with one (great) color and how (that) color works with one color and another color (it can be really inspiring).

Where: Museum of Botany and the Arts, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave. Cost: Free with admission Info: Call 366-5731. The pieces are for sale, and proceeds benefit Selby Gardens’ mission. “Butterfly Garden” is one of Isaza’s favorites in the exhibit. It was inspired by the plants within her garden in Bogota, Colombia.

2. Plants — How they grow is inspiring. I learn a lot about them (when I paint them). I used to make a little sketch just to see how it grows; if they hang or grow tall. I don’t do that that much now, but just observing them inspires me. 3. Family — My father (who was also an architect) passed away five years ago, and he was always pushing me to do more and more.

Isaza visited Selby Gardens’ Museum of Botany and the Arts two or three times a day this trip to see if something had sold. She sold four pieces after the walk-and-talk on Aug. 16 — the proceeds help benefit the gardens. This is a cathleya orchid.

“Cherry Blossoms” was inspired by trees in Washington, D.C., near where Isaza attended art school at Marymount University in Arlington, Va. She then studied architecture at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

fabric work. The first time Isaza came to Sarasota was to visit a family friend, Betty Burkard. On her first visit, she showed Dr. Kiat Tan, assistant director of The Gardens at the time, her work. He liked it so much he invited her to exhibit the following year, in 1983. She’s been traveling here every few years since then and has exhibited more

than nine times at Selby Gardens. Each time her work becomes a little more detailed and complex as she evolves as an artist. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens CEO Thomas Buchter says they have asked Isaza to keep coming back to exhibit her work because her mission rings true to that of the Gardens’: to further the understanding and appreciation of plant

Isaza finds the conservatory interesting. In particular, she likes the process of when Selby Gardens’ staff takes the in-bloom orchids out of the conservatory to place them in the gardens. This piece is an Odontoglossum orchid. life and the value it has in our lives. For Isaza, it’s simple. “Nature makes me happy, and I enjoy seeing God’s work in it,” she says.

4. The responses I get — The responses I have had in the exhibit are inspiring. When I come to the exhibits, I like to see people’s faces. And when they’re all happy and, “Wow, how do you do this?” I really enjoy that. 5. In college, my teachers — My teachers were always very inspiring to me. They encouraged me. When I graduated from art school I got a medal that’s the highest honor in the art department, and that was inspiring.

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and newspaper to create a unique and, in this case, natural-inspired painting. She paints the areas she wants white with wax, dips it in the lightest color first and hangs it up to dry. Then, she paints wax on top of that layer, dips it in the next color, lets it dry, then repeats the process until the painting is finished and she can remove the wax. Sometimes the color that results is unexpected; throughout the process the fabric can wrinkle, creating little lines of dye — but she welcomes these surprises. Isaza points to a piece hanging above the mantle, one of her favorites, and says that the large orange flower, a fuchsia bloom, the yamas and the little yellow flowers inside of it are from her garden in Bogota. Isaza explains that she lives with her mother in a home that’s in the city near the mountains. She works from a studio inside her home, but her days are spent working as a full-time architect. There’s a lot of traffic in Bogota, but where they live it’s quiet enough to hear the birds. “In Colombia, nature is so beautiful,” she says. She describes a winding road on the way to Medellin, where her grandma lived. You can find a yellow blooming jacaranda tree on one street and a purple version on the next street over, with impatiens blooming along the road. She hopes when people see her work that it inspires them to take care of the natural. Isaza has focused on botanicals ever since her first batik — a butterfly pillow at age 13. She read about the artform in a magazine and found it new and intriguing, so she tried it. The 55-year-old artist has been experimenting with it ever since, though she also enjoys watercolors, oil and experimental


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Climbing the ranks Five Sarasota Ballet dancers moved up from the corps de ballet to corypheé. Get to know them before you see them on stage.

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Sarasota Ballet Director Iain Webb says the audience can expect a lot from his five newly promoted dancers. He has ideas for the roles he’d like to see them dance, but, of course, he’d never tell. Webb doesn’t like to influence the choreographers or those who will stage the ballets for Sarasota Ballet. But, what Webb will say, is that each of the five dancers offers something special, and that he has plans for helping each of them blossom. Spoiler alert: “I’m disappointed that no one wanted to dance with me on Dancing with the Stars,” he remarks about their responses featured below.

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Kristianne Kleine Age: 25 Years with Sarasota Ballet: Four Hometown: Milwaukee Where you’ve seen her before: “I Can Dream” solo in Paul Taylor’s “Company B”; the mistress in Antony Tudor’s “Lilac Garden”; bomb squad in Twyla Tharp’s “In the Upper Room” Upcoming production she’s most looking forward to: Program 5 (Feb. 28 ) with Agnes DeMille’s “Rodeo.” I’m a tapper, so I love that the whole company is tapping. Most memorable moment with the Sarasota Ballet: Last year for Halloween, five of us went as The Fierce Five (gymnasts). We made velvet

leotards with rhinestones, and wore sweatbands. We went into rehearsal and I’m pretty sure Patrick (Corbin) didn’t know it was Halloween. When did you know you wanted to become a dancer? When I saw Milwaukee Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” when I was 2 years old. And my older sister, Melissa, did ballet, too, and I copied off of her. Dream role: Twyla Tharp’s “Push Comes to Shove” If you could be anything other than a dancer: An actuary Most recent book you’ve read: “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith, aka J.K. Rowling If you were on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ who would your partner be? Aaron Rodgers (quarterback for Green Bay Packers) Ellen Overstreet Age: 20 Years with Sarasota Ballet: Two Hometown: McLean, Va. Where you’ve seen her before: Solo in Sir Frederick Ashton’s “Symphonic Variations”; solo in Sir Frederick Ashton’s “Birthday Offering”; Caroline in Antony Tudor’s “Lilac Garden” Upcoming production she’s most looking forward to: The Ashton Festival from April 30 to May 3 because we get to do “Symphonic Variations” again. It was the first Ashton ballet I ever performed, and I can’t wait to attack that again. Most memorable moment with Sarasota

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// Arts&Entertainment because this whole season is honestly going to be really exciting. I know that’s a lame answer, but I’m excited about all of the stuff we’re doing. Most memorable moment with Sarasota Ballet: In Matthew Bourne’s “Boutique,” I was wearing purple velvet pants, a blue fringe crop top and a pink wig, and the first thing I do is run out and fall on my face … I split my pants all the way. We went off stage, and one of the costume ladies tried to sew it up, but every time I’d go out, it would split again. When did you know you wanted to become a dancer? I went to a school of arts for violin in ninth grade. I kept seeing all the people in the ballet program and decided I didn’t want to be in a practice room all day. Dream role: Tchaikovsky’s “Valentine” pas de deux Most recent book you’ve read: An associate degree textbook If you were on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ who would your partner be? Matt Smith (TV actor)

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Ballet: The Kennedy Center in D.C. this past summer was so memorable — dancing in my hometown and seeing my family, it was really, really memorable. When did you know you wanted to become a dancer? I had a ballet video I watched every day when I was 2 years old; I can still sing the song in it. Dream role: Aurora in “Sleeping Beauty” If you could be anything other than a dancer: Child psychologist Most recent book you’ve read: “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn If you were on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ who would your partner be? Juan Gil. Ryan Gosling would be a close second.

Elizabeth Sykes, aka ‘Bette’ or ‘Beth’ Age: 24 Years with Sarasota Ballet: Five Hometown: Greensboro, N.C. Where you’ve seen her before: Cowgirl in Agnes DeMille’s “Rodeo”; The Princess in Yuri Possokhov’s “Firebird”; Russian Girl in George Balanchine’s “Serenade”; “Rum and Coke” solo in Paul Taylor’s “Company B”; Bomb Squad in Twyla Tharp’s “In the Upper Room” Upcoming production she’s most looking forward to: I don’t know how to pick

Sareen Tchekmedyian Age: 20 Years with Sarasota Ballet: Three Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif. Where you’ve seen her: Caroline in Antony Tudor’s “Lilac Garden”; Beryl Grey in Sir Frederick Ashton’s “Birthday Offering”; Red Girl in Sir Frederick Ashton’s “La Panettiere”; solo in Christopher Wheeldon’s “There Where She Loved” Upcoming production she’s most looking forward to: I love comedy ballets, so I’m really interested to see what Antony Tudor’s “Gala Performance” April 4 and April 5 in Program 6 is like. Most embarrassing moment with Sarasota Ballet? It was my first month after moving here in a rehearsal with Matthew Hart, when Juan Gil and I were doing a duet with a giant piano. I had to jump off of it onto his neck, and I ended up jumping off of it onto him and fell flat on the floor. Now we look back on it

and laugh. When did you know you wanted to become a dancer? The first time I saw “The Nutcracker.” I was 2 years old and, apparently, I pointed to the stage and said, “I want to do that” over and over again. I took my first lesson when I was 3 years old. If you could be anything other than a dancer: Broadway performer Most recent book you’ve read: “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn If you were on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ who would your partner be? A teacher from New York this past summer — Fabrice Herrault — he’s dreamy. Juan Gil Age: 21 Years with Sarasota Ballet: Three Hometown: Valencia, Spain Where you’ve seen him: Lover in Antony Tudor’s “Lilac Garden”; opening solo in Dominic Walsh’s “I Napoletani”; and the third movement in Dominic Walsh’s “Bello” Upcoming production he’s most looking forward to: I think all of them are going to be amazing, but the second program Nov. 22 featuring George Balanchine’s “Serenade.” The first time I saw it was two years ago here, and I know the boys don’t do anything in it, but it’s wonderful to see. Most embarrassing moment with Sarasota Ballet? The one Sareen said! When did you know you wanted to become a dancer? I started ballroom dancing when I was 9 years old. I did it because my mom was ballroom dancing, too. But I took my first ballet class when I was 17 years old; I was doing two classes a day. Dream role: The Swan in Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake” If you could be anything other than a dancer: I don’t think I could be other things. Most recent book you’ve read: “Los Cuatro Acuerdos” by Miguel Ruiz If you were on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ who would your partner be? Karina Smirnoff

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n just six short months, Larry and, in the past two years, Kabinoff and Deb Knowles they have remodeled 45 purchased, renovated and homes together. moved into their temporary “We bring homes back up home at 443 Bird Key Drive. to what they should be, even Originally built in 1966, the better than what they were three-bedroom, three-bath originally,” says Kabinoff about home on Bird Key was, their renovation venin fact, original. The tures. home had never But this home been renovated wasn’t just a reuntil now. sale renovaKabinoff betion project gan designing for Kabinoff and buildand Knowles. ing commerThey decided cial spaces in this home was 1975. In 2002, both an excelhe moved into lent remodeling residential buildproject and a nice ing and remodelplace to stay while ing. In 2011, the building their new couple combined home on Siesta Larry Kabinoff and Deb Knowles with their dogs their business and Key. design talents, Gracie, Chiquita and Jazzy When it comes

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to choosing homes to renovate, Kabinoff and Knowles don’t just take on any home that needs renovating. The homes they choose must have the right structure and potential with which work. “Larry has excellent vision. He has the ability to look at something and see what it could be,” says Knowles. “He is creative, and I’m the budget person — we are a good balancing act.” The potential for a larger, more open floor plan is what attracted Knowles and Kabinoff to this home on Bird Key. “She says, ‘Take that wall out, take that wall out and take that wall out,’” says Kabinoff about

Knowles’ mindset when going into a renovation. They removed several portions of walls as part of the project to enhance the open feel of the house. “The original design was very open, but we found ways to make it even better,” says Knowles.

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The original living room sat at a lower level than the rest of the home and was squared off

by wrought-iron gates. Knowles and Kabinoff tore out the gates and filled the floor with concrete to make it one level.

The original stucco fireplace was refinished, and a granite hearth was added. The warm colors were chosen to make the

area pop — and to expand on the Southwest feel the fireplace gives to the living room.

Favorite element: “The fabulous 32-foot slider that runs across the main living area that opens onto the pool cage and serves as a transition from the indoor and outdoor spaces,” says Knowles. “We love to take advantage of the beautiful Florida weather and the lush landscaping by blurring the line between the indoors and the outdoors.”

Exterior

The original home was entirely flagstone — they took it off, refinished the stucco and painted the home a more appealing color. Stack stone was added around the front gate for as an accent. The roof and the garage door were replaced. They added pavers to the driveway to give the exterior of the home a unique element. Kabinoff designed a new gate for the entrance of the courtyard, which gives the exterior of the home the same contemporary feel of the inside.

Biggest challenge: “Turning the dropped ceiling in the original kitchen from a disadvantage into a major feature,” says Knowles. “We maintained portions of the dropped ceiling and added special lighting to create an architectural highlight.”

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Knowles and Kabinoff tore out everything in the pool area, except the original plant beds lining the cage. They added new pavers, resurfaced the pool

and put in a new pool cage. “We wanted to make it a beautiful retreat,” Knowles says.

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The Sarasota real estate market continued an amazing streak in July – a 30.3% increase over July 2012 and 3.2% higher than the June 2013 total. The first seven months of 2013 are still tracking to make the overall year one of the biggest in SAR’s history. The other major news of the month was the major rebound in the median sale price for single family homes – a 16% increase over last year at this time. If current trend levels continue, this will be the biggest year-to-year increase for single famiy home prices in four years. “With sales up dramatically and prices also trending upward, the popularity and strength of the Sarasota market is unquestionable,” said SAR president Roger Piro. “The quality of the properties on the market, plus our overall attraction to both domestic and foreign buyers, has made this one of the best years on record to this point.” “The fact that we saw sales 30% hight this July than last July seems to be the biggest news this summer in local real estate,” said Piro. “Most agents are clearly not taking the summer off and vacationing, because the buyers are here and they are anxious to buy in this area. This is a positive, historic time. This is just a genuinely popular place to live and invest in real estate.” The July 2013 inventory was very near the lowest level in the past decade.” Last year we saw the market continue to show strength through the end of the year, so I’m hoping for the same in 2013,” said Piro.

“The fact that we saw sales 30 percent higher this July than last July seems to be the biggest news this summer in local real estate.” Sarasota Association of Realtors, President Roger Piro

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This fall, Loppe is one of four seniors on Lakewood’s defensive line —  a scenario the Mustangs hope to use to their advantage when the season kicks off Friday night. “Defensively, I believe this team is very solid,” Loppe says. “I believe the defense will be good. I have faith in this team, and I think we’ll do better than we did last year — at least, I hope so. It’s all about passion.” Loppe has spent the past two-and-ahalf years learning Lakewood’s schemes. Now, as he prepares for his final season with the Mustangs, Loppe is hoping to have a breakout season — one he hopes will end with a playoff berth. “I just want to have plenty of tackles and do what I’m supposed to do,” Loppe says. “I’m just trying to do the best I can, really, and hopefully we’ll have a big year.” — Jen Blanco, Sports Editor

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CALEB LOPPE Senior, defensive end Andrew Hoskinson Senior, offensive line “He’s the leader for the offensive line,” Shawn Trent says. Wyatt McLeod Senior, tight end “He runs really well for a big kid,” Trent says. “He does a really good job and makes it look easy.”

On the new district: Our goal is to make the playoffs and win a district championship. We want to be successful. Our district is hard because, competitively, there’s not anyone who’s really a front-runner. If you don’t play perfect every game, you can get beat. There’s a lot more balance. On this season: This is my ninth year and I’ve never felt we’ve had a team with which we could just walk on the field and win just because of who we are. We have to play well every Friday if we want to have an opportunity to win; and our kids are conditioned for that. I don’t think there have been many games when I’ve thought we have no chance to win.

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On defensive presence: We’re going to be much faster defensively. We’re still pretty young, but SHAWN TRENT they have more experience because they had to NINTH YEAR play last year. Our linebackers are still somewhat young, but they’re running better. So, hopefully the combination of a senior defensive line with faster linebackers will make it easier for the linebackers.

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No. Name Pos. Year 2 Pearcey, Cameron WR JR 3 Desir, Wanley LB JR 4 Centofanti, Luciano WR SR 5 Lewellen, Brendan DB JR 6 Murray, Daymon WR SO 7 Losada, Trevor WR SO 8 Rex, Chad QB JR 9 Steier, Thomas DB SO 10 Hendrickson, Cody DB SO 12 Pearcey, Chris RB SR 11 Fischer, Justin RB SO WR JR 13 Davis, Terez 14 Cadet, Clark RB SO 15 Luckett, Terrance DB SR 16 Thomas, Davion RB SO 18 Weisman, Grant QB SO WR SO 19 Scott, Andrigue 20 Cunningham, Ronnie DB SO 21 Angel, A’Shawn RB SO DB SO 22 Luckett, Brandon 23 Braun, Couper DB SO DB JR 24 Bain, Craig 25 Handy, John WR SR 26 Thoma, Kyle K/P SO DB SO 27 Keith, Stephen 28 Mcleod, Ty LB SR 29 Rome, Tyree LB SO 31 Jeffcoat, James DB JR 32 Atkins, Patrick DB SO JR 33 VonDerHofen, Max LB 35 Wall, Dakota DB SO LB JR 38 Resnick, Joe 39 Sever, Zane DB SO 42 Rivera, Julian DB SO LB JR 43 Remedor, Allen 44 Valls, Roberto DL SO DL JR 45 Staggs, Andrew 46 Priestley, Dawson TE SO 50 Lundy, Garrett LB SO 51 Schilson, Christopher DL SO 52 Hobbs, Mason DL SR 53 Ben-Ghuzzi, Zach LB SO 54 Shackleford, Andrew DL SR

number of seniors on average number of points the Mustangs’ defensive line. 4 The 16.5 The the Mustangs scored last season. 887

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COUGARS MIKE BELLO

54 CoACH’S CORNER On last season: When healthy, I think we SIXTH YEAR can be pretty competitive. We had some good things happen last year, but, unfortunately, we had the wrong guys hurt. It just seemed like one thing after the other, so, to finish 5-5 and be competitive is a great feat when our best leaders weren’t on the field.

JOSH SMITHERS

On how this year’s team stacks up: We have a great group of skill guys. In terms of team speed, athletically this is the best group we’ve had since 2006. You never know what can happen, but on paper we look pretty darn good. On the depth chart: When you’re dealing with 30 kids, every position (struggles) with backups. It’s tough, and you have to make sure they know what they’re doing. It’s a challenge every school in 3A faces. Height: 6 feet Weight: 235 pounds

CHEESEHEAD: The majority of Mike Bello’s family is from Wisconsin, so he grew up watching Brett Favre.

SCHEDULE Class 3A-6

All games start at 7 p.m.

CARDINAL MOONEY High School

Cougars senior center Mike Bello has lost 105 pounds since moving up to varsity at the end of his sophomore year.

Mike Bello is constantly catching people off guard. Standing outside the weight room before one of his summer workouts, the Cardinal Mooney senior fielded countless questions from former teammates who did a double take upon returning to their alma mater. In fact, there are times when the Cougars center barely recognizes himself after dropping 105 pounds over the past year. “It’s OK for me because I saw the change as I was going through it, but some people don’t recognize me,” Bello says. Bello first walked onto the Cardinal Mooney football field four years ago weighing in at 340 pounds. A lifelong Packers fan, Bello spent many Sunday afternoons watching Brett Favre sling touchdowns across Lambeau Field. But that was about as close to football as Bello got. So, when Cardinal Mooney coach Josh

THUNDER

5950 Deer Drive, Sarasota Mascot: Thunder / 2012 Record: 5-5

David Grain Jr. won the Most Improved Player Award two years ago. Now, The Out-of-Door Academy senior wide receiver is hoping to lead the ODA Thunder back to the postseason.

Standing shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Tom Brady and Wes Welker, David DAVID Grain Jr. looked around in GRAIN awe. had finally arrived. JR. He Seated atop his father’s shoulders inside the New England Patriots’ inflatable helmet, the 4-year-old relished in the excitement as the players formed a unified front around him as they prepared to run onto the field at Gillette Stadium. “It was amazing,” Grain Jr. says. “Watching the players, it was cool to just see the crowd and all of the fans cheering for a group of 11 guys.” From that moment on, Grain Jr. wanted to play football, but it wasn’t until he moved over to The Out-of-Door Academy his freshman year that he finally had the opportunity to don a helmet and shoulder pads. Following in the footsteps of his father, David Grain, who played college football at Holy Cross, Grain Jr. couldn’t wait to Height: Ivy League: Grain Jr. get on the gridiron. 6 feet, 1 inch has aspirations of playing “I loved it right from the start, Weight: college football and is lookwhen I actually had an oppor165 pounds ing into several Ivy League tunity to play,” Grain Jr. says. schools, including Dartmouth “It’s an awesome experience College, Amherst College and being with my teammates. It’s Carnegie Mellon University.

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4171 Fruitville Road, Sarasota Mascot: Cougars / 2012 Record: 5-5

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like a brotherhood.” But the road to stardom wasn’t easy. “My freshman and sophomore year, I never got a lot of playing time,” Grain Jr. says. “At the time, I thought, ‘Why am I doing this?’ But, eventually, I knew I would make it somewhere.” Grain Jr. won the Thunder’s Most Improved Player Award his sophomore year. “I put a lot of work in and tried hard,” Grain Jr. says. “I’ve learned to use hard work to get results.” Now, with his senior season upon him, Grain Jr. is focused on trying to lead the Thunder back to the postseason, a feat Grain Jr. says ODA is definitely capable of achieving in its new three-team district.” “We have to give 110% effort the whole time,” Grain Jr. says. “It’s not just about wins and losses but how well we perform and the effort we put in.” “We’re young, but we definitely have a good team,” Grain Jr. says. “I think we’re definitely underestimated. I think we’re going to come out and surprise a lot of people. If you don’t believe me — just watch.” — Jen Blanco, Sports Editor

Smithers encouraged Bello to give the sport a try, there was only one thing of which he was sure. “I was roughly 340 pounds, so there was no question I was going to be a lineman,” Bello says. After playing with Cardinal Mooney for two seasons, Bello decided he was ready to move up to the varsity level. “I just like the team atmosphere and knowing that no matter what happened we were always going to be a team,” Bello says. “It’s hard for me to quit when I get going on something. My coaches have given me that character through the years.” Using football as fuel for motivation, Bello began tackling his weight. It wasn’t long before the weight began to fall off. Bello dropped down to 255 pounds by the start of his junior year. “It’s really a life change,” Bello says. “All the exercise is there with football. It’s just about eating right and making sure not to indulge every day. “I’m excited about the upcoming season,” Bello says. “This group is excited, and we’re ready to play and see where the season takes us.” — Jen Blanco, Sports Editor

LaBelle at Admiral Farragut (7:30 p.m.) at Lake Placid Avon Park Tampa Catholic BYE at St. Pete Catholic The Out-of-Door Academy* Victory Christian at Bishop Verot (7:30 p.m.)* at Booker (7:30 p.m.)

*Denotes district game

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Reese Vita Junior, quarterback

“All of his intangibles and his character are incredible,” Josh Smithers says. “Wow, what a great leader. I’ve never heard him point the blame. That’s just his personality.”

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Clark Horne Senior, linebacker “He’s our leading play maker,” Smithers says. Demardre Patterson Senior, running back

On how the team shapes up this year: We’re still in the infancy stage. This team BRETT TIMMONS reminds me a EIGHTH YEAR lot of the 2006 team. We have some veterans coming back, but the core makeup of this team is very young. We’re a couple years away from being real players. We have more developing to do to get accustomed to playing on the varsity level.

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On new quarterback Nate Strawderman: I want Nate just to be Nate. Right now, Nate is energetic and raring to go. But he has to realize there’s a process to this madness. You have to take it slow and understand the power in why and the magic in how. Once he has a total understanding of the how and the why, he’ll be ready to fly. He’ll be able to execute to the best of his ability, and we should be victorious. On the new district: It’s like going from the Big Ten to now every game counts. We’re the new kids on the block. It’s going to be fun. We’ve got to come out ready to play and try and win one of those two games.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

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David Grain JR. Senior, wide receiver/ defensive back

“He has all of those (qualities) to be the leader that I know that he can be,” Brett Timmons says. “He’s an unbelievable leader. He doesn’t know the power he has inside of him.”

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Kevin Grathwohl Senior, linebacker/ offensive line

“He has a blue collar-toughness mentality and work ethic that I hope all of the guys aspire to achieve,” Timmons says.

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All games start at 7 p.m.

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Bradenton Christian at Calvary Christian at Booker (7:30 p.m.) Citrus Park Christian BYE Bishop Verot* Community School of Naples at Cardinal Mooney* at St. Stephen’s Victory Christian Cambridge School

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BOOKER High School 3201 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota Mascot: Tornadoes / 2012 Record: 3-7

TORNADOES Booker senior left tackle Najee White is hoping to secure a starting position in his first season with the Tornadoes.

Najee White needed an outlet. The then first-grader was getting into trouble more often than his mother would have liked, so it wasn’t long before she signed him up for football. NAJEE The move proved to be exactly the 6-year-old needed. WHITE what “I couldn’t sit still,” White says. “The discipline part of having to listen to the coaches was hard at first, but I liked the physical aspect of it. I excelled at it, and I just kept going.” White’s competitive nature helped land him a number of starting positions over the years. And, now, the Booker senior is hoping to win the starting left tackle job in his first season with the Tornadoes. White moved during the summer to Sarasota from Maine. Prior to moving to the Sunshine State, White looked up his new school and contacted coach Johnnie Jones to see if there was an opening on the team. “Two days after I got off the plane, practice started and it was on,” White says. That first practice proved to be daunting for White who had only

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been to Florida once and had never experienced temperatures above 90 degrees. “At first, the heat was overwhelming,” White says. “I had borderline heat exhaustion. But I’m getting used to it and, now, I’m even keeping up with the skill guys on the track. “It’s amazing to see how far I’ve come,” White says. “When I first started I would get dizzy and have to sit out, but now I can go the whole practice and I’m out there competing with my teammates.” White’s perseverance and willingness to work hard garnered the attention of the Booker coaching staff this summer. Now, White is hoping to not only inspire his teammates but also prove himself as a leader. “If you don’t show the coaches that you want a position, then you might not get it,” White says. “I’m a naturalborn leader. If there’s no established leader then I’m the type of person to get up and pick up that role.” — Jen Blanco, Sports Editor

College Credit: White, who has aspirations of playing college football, has already started taking college courses. White plans to study psychology, particularly body language, with the hopes of becoming a police detective.

On the importance of the offseason: As a football team, we’re 100% better now than where we were at this time last year. We want to give the kids as many opporJOHNNIE JONES tunities to get better SECOND YEAR as we can. They’ve had a full summer to prepare, and it’s coming along nicely. They’re starting to hold each other accountable. You prepare the team for the season during the offseason.

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On the importance of team unity: We’re a family, and we’ve got to come together and push one another to get results on Friday

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night. If you don’t have togetherness as a family, then that equals nothing. Everything we do, we do together. We win as a team and a family, and we lose as a team and a family. We’re all we’ve got. On moving up to Class 5A: There’s more passion when you’re playing against the kids you used to play against in youth ball. It’s more meaningful. There’s more of that old history there, and the games have more value when it’s two local teams with great players playing for a purpose. The benefit of moving up is you can look at the past and have a whole different image of a program. A team name doesn’t win a ball game.

The number of consecutive seasons Booker has gone without a playoff appearance.

number of points number of points the number of home games 329 The Booker allowed last season. 163 The Tornadoes scored last season. Booker will play this season. 7 The

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“He plays with passion and is a leader on the field,” Johnnie Jones says. “He’s taken a lot of the younger guys who play his position and worked out with them. He’s levelheaded and humble. He’s a good kid who loves to be around his teammates.”

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“I always wanted to be a running back,” Higdon says. “It’s the cool position, and I was the fastest kid on the team. Plus, I like the hard work you have to put into it. You have no choice but to work hard because everyone sees you.” Higdon’s talent emerged early on and only solidified as he got older. When he was 12 years old, Higdon scored six touchdowns against the Port St. Lucie Pirates. “Every time I touched the ball, I scored,” Higdon says. “I feel like that was the best I’ve ever played in my life.” Higdon joined the Rams as a

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freshman and, since then, he’s been working to become one of the area’s premier running backs. Higdon injured his knee last season, which hindered him from putting up the numbers he had hoped. Now, with his knee fully healed, Higdon is hoping to have a breakout season. “I feel like being a running back, I’m automatically put in a leadership position,” Higdon says. “I just want to be myself. If I play hard, then all of my dreams will come true.” Riverview hasn’t been to the postseason since 2008, but Hig-

On approaching this season: We’ve got guys who know the system better and are a step ahead. So, we’re building in the right direction. On the new district: It doesn’t really matter who is in our district. We don’t worry about who we are playing. We just have to be prepared for Friday night. When I played, we were in a district with Manatee and Southeast, so it can get tougher.

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don is hoping to change that. “It’s all about my team,” Higdon says. “The Rams are going to be on top. The old Rams are back, and we’re going to do some damage this year.” Higdon already has garnered offers from several schools, but he’s still keeping his options open. But, one thing is certain: Higdon isn’t afraid to make a name for himself. “I want to work for my title,” Higdon says. “I want to be the team that beats the championship team. I want to be a part of the team that shocks the world.” — Jen Blanco, Sports Editor

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On the lack of depth: We have a lot of guys who have played (varsity) ball and have experience. We’ve got some skill guys who can hopefully put us in a little bit more comfortable situations. But the guys behind them have a lot to prove. We’re going to need them to step up and fill in if need be.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

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Tony Rivers Junior, wide receiver

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Karan Higdon Junior, running back

“He makes plays every time “He’s not only a great kid, he gets his hands on the but a great player,” Johnson ball,” Todd Johnson says. says.

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“I love lining up against a defender who I know I can beat,” Bane Jr. says. “It’s a piece of cake.” Bane Jr. saw his first varsity action last year; he scored a touchdown in the Sailors’ homecoming game against Southeast to send the game into overtime. Now, with his senior season upon him, Bane Jr. seeks to put up big numbers for the Sailors this fall, including 12 touchdowns, at least 1,000 receiving yards and 60 receptions. Following this season, Bane Jr. hopes to land a scholarship and further his athletic career. “I want to play college football and eventually play in the NFL,” Bane Jr. says. “I just have to keep working hard and talk to the right people.” — Jen Blanco, Sports Editor

PLAYERS TO WATCH Shawn Bane Jr. Senior, wide receiver

Rod Tullis Senior, linebacker

Dominique Austin Senior, safety

Justin Austin Junior, running back

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8 7 4 1 94 15 Wicky Sanon Senior, defensive end

Jarcari Dunbar Junior, safety On new quarterback Caulin McNeal: He has a large learning curve. He throws a really good ball and is very accurate. He puts us in a good position to win. On the importance of continuity: We’re significantly better now then we were last year. This year’s senior class was freshmen when I got here. They’ve been with this staff for (four years now), so they know how we do things and the schemes that we run. Everyone we’ll probably have start has some varsity experience, which is a huge difference from last year when only one guy on defense had varsity experience.

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