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Project hits road block

Extension of Clubhouse Drive may be key issue in Myara development's approval.

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Head of Manatee County Mosquito Control goes to Africa to help fight the spread of malaria. BERKLEY MASON STAFF WRITER

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a rk Latham, after leaving his quiet home in Mill Creek, felt prepared to get his hands dirty in the orange, dusty ground of Africa. The director of Manatee County Mosquito Control, Latham was asked to contribute his extensive knowledge in September and October to combat mosquitoes that were spreading malaria in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in western Africa. It was a job he was born to do. “From an early age, I had a fascination with 'creepy crawlies,’” said Latham, who grew up in a London suburb. “I spent lots of time in the woods and heath collecting beetles, butterflies, moths, lizards, snakes and slow worms. My father (Peter Latham) was in the Royal Air Force and we SEE MALARIA PAGE 4

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Hairy moo-vement Braden River High School’s Future Farmers of America chapter celebrated National Farmers Day by grooming Freida, a 1-year-old heifer who lives among 10 other cows in the high school’s barn. Junior Nikki Miller (above) helped wash, blow dry and comb the cow’s hair. Freida will be shown at the Manatee County Fair in January.

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Mark Latham, the director of Manatee County Mosquito Control, smiles in his lab despite having hundreds of mosquitoes swarming on his hand.

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The Resolute model offered by Murray Homes in The Lake Club is priced at $1.85 million.

An extra bag of Halloween treats could go a long way to support military servicemen. Drs. Maribel Santos-Cordero (above), of Dentistry for Children and Adolescents, and Francisco Marcano, of the Sarasota Center for General Dentistry, are holding an annual Halloween candy drive to be sent to troops overseas by the Disabled American Veterans Unit 18 in Bradenton. Deadline to drop off candy is noon Nov. 3 to 7315 Merchant Court, Sarasota, in the Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park. For information, call 907-7762.


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CONFUSION Proposed road might need to be eliminated from future roadway maps.

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The Manatee County Comprehensive Plan governs how development occurs in Manatee County. The developer and county staff are interpreting the code differently. The developer says the county should allow the fate of a future roadway to be decided during the development review process. The county's staff recommends denial of the project because it believes the county must change its Comprehensive Plan to remove the roadway before it approves a development that excludes the road.

hen East County resident and businessman Albert Myara went to purchase three adjoining parcels along the Braden River, he sat down with Manatee County staff for a development pre-application meeting. After showing them a preliminary design, he walked away confident of two things. First, the property could, in fact, be developed. Second, the proposed road going through it — an extension of Clubhouse Drive west to Linger Lodge Road — would never be built. He bought the land. “We didn’t consider the road to be an issue,” Myara said. Now, the roadway may be the only thing keeping Myara from selling his property, as planned. The property is under contract with Neal Communities, which plans to construct a 32-home private neighborhood on the 32.4 acres at the end of Clubhouse Drive, between the River Club and Braden Woods communities. Based on the feedback Myara initially received from the county, Neal’s neighborhood design clusters homes to preserve wetlands and create more buffer along the Braden River. It has 70% open space and is a private community, with no Clubhouse Drive extension planned to go through it. “We don’t think this is ever going to happen,” Neal Communities CEO Pat Neal said of the road, citing its wetland impacts and estimated $4.1 million construction costs. “It’s opposed by the neighbors. We chose to create a plan we thought was most environmentally conscious.” So what’s the hangup? Manatee County’s Comprehensive Plan, which governs how development occurs, appears to be in conflict with the development of the property without the proposed road. Based on the Comprehensive Plan, county staff members said the road needs to be eliminated from future roadway maps before a development could exclude it. To do otherwise would deny the public the opportunity to give feedback at a public hearing. Neal’s attorney, Ed Vogler, said the county should make a decision about the road’s future as it approves development, per a county policy that states transportation corridors and rights of way “shall be established during the review of each individual project” and that the plan allows for “flexibility” in the final alignment of roads. “The fact that our own Com-

prehensive Plan introduces the confusion is a little bit problematic,” Planning Commissioner Bill Conerly said. Overall, Manatee County Planning Commissioners on Oct. 13 said they liked the project’s design, but they recommended 6-1 for denial of the project because of the proposed road. “I find the project to be compatible related to the density issue,” Planning Commissioner Paul Rutledge said. “The elephant in the room is going back since 1989 this roadway has been shown in the Comprehensive Plan to be a connection. To say we want to forget about that or we want to change ... that hasn’t happened.” Commissioner Matt Bower held a firmer opinion. “You can create ambiguity if you really search for it,” he said. “This is not a matter that has any ambiguity in it whatsoever. I think it’s a cart before the horse scenario.” Planning commissioners, the developer and even residents opposing the project say the road likely never will be built, and they don’t think it should be. However, the Clubhouse Drive extension is depicted on a future roadways map, and would require a width of 84 feet. It is not funded in the county’s five-year Capital Improvement Program. It’s not even in the list of transportation projects the county has planned if voters approve a 15-year, half-cent sales tax in November. Conerly, the lone dissenting vote, called the road issue a “red herring.” Unlike fellow planning commissioners, he thought the project could be approved without changes to the maps. The Manatee County Commission will hear arguments for and against the approval during its Dec. 1 land-use meeting.

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traveled quite a bit, including to Cyprus and Singapore, so I got to collect more exotic critters.” After swallowing malaria pills and getting a handful of vaccinations, the 58-year-old Latham began his work Sept. 17 when he arrived in Burkina Faso. His trip marked the beginning of a three-year study on mosquito-transmitted diseases being supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He entered an area dominated by flat, hard ground, scrubby trees and goats and cows roaming dirt roads. It was his first of 16 days in Africa, with a base at the Hotel L'Auberge in Bobo Dioulasso, the second largest city in the country. Five of the days he worked at a test village about an hour outside of Bobo Dioulasso. The goal of Latham's trip was to train the local staff and volunteers in a region called Vallee du Kou to work with refillable aerosol cans and backpack sprayers used in mosquito control. “We did a small-scale experiment on three consecutive nights in a village in the rice-growing region of Vallee du Kou just, outside of Bobo Dioulasso where we were based,” Latham said. “We wanted to demonstrate whether their proposed use of aerosol cans to target every male swarm — in one part of the village — was actually better, and used less pesticide, than a general

space spray I conducted with the back-pack sprayer in another part of the village.” While it was a world away from home, Latham felt comfortable. “I've worked in mosquito control for over 36 years, but most of my work has been geared toward protecting First World residents from mostly nuisance species, with mosquito-borne diseases not being very prevalent in the U.S.,” he said. Though malaria isn’t much of an issue in America, it still persists around the globe, killing millions. In 2015 alone, more than 214 million cases of malaria were reported with an estimated 438,000 deaths. However, since 2000, malaria mortality has dropped 60% throughout the world, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States, people are becoming more familiar with diseases carried by mosquitoes. Zika appears to be gaining its grip on the U.S. Floridians, however, should know Zika could be a temporary health issue. “I don't believe Zika will gain a permanent foothold in the U.S. as it is also a virus that only occurs in humans and a specific mosquito, Aedes aegypti,” Latham said. He doesn't expect malaria to have much of a presence in the U.S. “It's very unlikely malaria would ever make a comeback because of our lifestyle with

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GET TO KNOW MARK LATHAM, DIRECTOR, OF MANATEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL n Graduated from the University of Cambridge in England in 1979 with a degree in natural sciences n Post graduation, he led a medical expedition in Brazil for three months, where he worked with the University of Brasilia at one of its field stations in remote part of central Brazil. n In 1980 he took a job in the Mosquito Research and Control Unit in Grand Cayman. He worked there for five years where he became an expert for applied mosquito control. n In 1985, he was named assistant director at MiamiDade Mosquito Control. n He left his job in Miami in 1994 to work as director of Manatee County Mosquito Control, and he’s been there since. n Earlier this year, he spent 10 days in Puerto Rico helping the Center for Disease Control and Prevention develop an aerial spraying plan to battle Zika virus. n Latham’s expertise has been utilized by organizations such as the World Health Organization, which has particularly used his Specifications and Guidelines documents for others to use across the globe.

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Left: Mill Creek’s Mark Latham, director of Manatee County Mosquito Control, sprays a swarm of mosquitoes with a motorized backpack sprayer in a small village in Burkina Faso. Above: Latham teaches a villager in Burkina Faso how to use some of the spraying equipment.

air conditioned and screened houses,” he said. “We also have relatively low numbers of the U.S. malaria vector — Anopheles quadrimaculatus.” Sub-Saharan Africa continues to carry a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden with infants being effected most. Latham said his first trip to Africa was eye-opening. “In a neighboring village just a couple of miles away, two infants died from malaria while we were there,” he said. “I think seeing first-hand the struggles people face everyday in Third World countries impacted me most. The scientists we worked with were very dedicated to their jobs, but had access to limited tools, unlike those of us working in the U.S.”

He said Americans are fortunate to have the resources necessary to solve threatening health concerns. “We take so much for granted here in the U.S.,” he said. When Latham arrived in Africa, his biggest safety concern wasn't even malaria. “My wife (Charlotte Latham) was concerned about me going, as I was initially, after considering terrorist attacks. I never felt in danger, and all the locals we met were very friendly,” he said. “But I'm not sure I would want to take family there.” He did get a few surprises. “Anopheles gambiae was actually much smaller than I expected, smaller than nearly all of our local mosquitoes,” Latham wrote. “So small that I was worried that

it could squeeze through the netting of the evaluation cages I brought with me.” He is now home. Due to the poor internet and cellular service in Burkina Faso, he couldn't give his wife, or his three kids — Caroline Latham, 27, and Peter Latham and Alex Latham, 20 — much information while he was away. “He's always been fascinated by mosquitoes ever since he was a young boy,” Charlotte Latham said. “When he travels, I don't always know where he's at, but he's doing exactly what he wants to do, and not everybody gets that opportunity.” Now it's on to the next project. “I may be going to Ifakara in Tanzania early next year as a part of this current project, and there

is another project in the works looking at a large-scale demonstration project of targeted aerial applications — my expertise — in malaria elimination projects, probably somewhere in Africa again,” he said. Chris Lesser, an assistant director at Manatee County Mosquito Control, laughed at the thought of Latham strategically planning a trip. “Mark is extremely intelligent, one of the most intelligent, pragmatic people I've ever met,” Lesser said. “But he doesn't plan six months in advance for anything. He loves to solve major problems like this (malaria), so these are the exact types of issues he likes to address.”

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A couple hundred real estate agents milled around him at the Lodge in Country Club East when Rex Jensen was asked what was so important about the Tour of Homes Kickoff Event. The president and chief executive officer of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch didn’t hesitate. “When somebody knocks on the door of our community, who do they call? The Realtors,” Jensen said. “So we want them to find out about all the latest and greatest (offerings).” The Tour of Homes begins Friday, Oct. 21, but the SMR kickoff event on Oct. 14 started things rolling. Real estate agents received a sneak peak at the Tour of Homes guide and were able to visit with all the Lakewood Ranch builders. The Tour of Homes, which features more than 50 model homes, runs through Nov. 20 with several special events to help those visiting the area learn more about the Lakewood Ranch lifestyle. “It's amazing the amount of choices we have from just a year ago,” said Laura Cole, SMR's vice president of marketing. “My goal is to facilitate the home buyer's journey.”

SMR would like that journey to begin at one of its two information centers from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. From there, those who would like to take a tour can pick up the new Tour of Homes magazine and a model home guide. Along with models that are open daily, exclusive homes in Lake Club Village and Country Club East will be available. Jensen said it always has been the goal of the master plan to provide housing at most price levels in Lakewood Ranch. “The first house we sold here was $89,000 in 1995,” he said. “We always have thought, 'what if the firefighter or the teacher wants to live here?” Andy Sorensen, the vice president of sales and marketing for Taylor Morrison, said people who visit will find an affordable community where prices begin at $227,900 at the Vercelli Garden Condos at Esplanade Golf & Country Club. “We're really excited to reach that market,” Sorensen said. “And that includes golf and tennis, a spa and fitness center.” Sorensen said he finds the tour does stimulate sales. “It definitely increases our

traffic,” he said. “People will see price points from $200,000 to well over a million.” Steve Murray of Murray Homes offers some of those $1 millionplus homes, including a $1.85 million home those who take the tour can check out on Staysail Court in The Lake Club. Murray said the tour serves an important purpose no matter who comes through his door. “We're getting the word out to a broader audience,” he said. That audience might not see every builder's offering because some simply haven't completed construction. However, even those communities have sales centers and can offer virtual tours featuring interactive 3-D programs, along with other information. Such is the case at Homes by Towne's Waterfront at Main Street, which offers luxury condos on Lake Uihlein. Those start at $370,000 and run through penthouse offerings at $939,000. Zach Bouchard, marketing manager for Lennar Homes, has a similar case at Lakewood National Terraces, where models are not yet fully constructed. The Terraces will start at $175,199 for two bedrooms and a den from 1,107 square feet to 1,284 square feet.

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We recommend … If you’re an independent voter or still undecided on the local races, this might help you decide. Reader beware: We always favor candidates who back the freedom agenda.

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h, there are other elections? Who knew? It would be easy to forget. But be assured, the other elections can be — and, in some cases, will be — equally as consequential as whom we elect to occupy the White House. The point here is to emphasize that, even if you’re not going to vote Nov. 8 for any of the presidential candidates (understandable), at least cast your votes on the “down ballot” — for all of those races and questions on both sides of your ballot sheet. The outcomes will make a difference. To help those who are neither Republicans nor Democrats and who still may be undecided on the Sarasota and Manatee counties’ races, we offer the following recommendations on the candidates. Mind you, regular readers of this page already know our political philosophy — unwavering support for candidates who subscribe to or come closest to subscribing to: n Pro-laissez-faire capitalism; n Fewer, lower and flat taxes; n Dismantling and destroying the regulatory Leviathan that adversely affects and controls every level of our lives. n Following the U.S. Constitution, as written by the Founding Fathers. None of the major party candidates on the Sarasota and Manatee ballots lines up perfectly with our freedom agenda, but there are those who lean that way.

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You have to love Democrat congressional candidate Jan Schneider. She never gives up, and she is steadfast in her principles. This is her fifth attempt to win a congressional seat. We’ll give her this: She is a moderate Democrat — at least compared to her party’s standard bearer. Nonetheless, she is on the Democrat Party team: higher taxes on the top 1%; gun control; modifying Obamacare, not junking it. Contrast that with incumbent Vern Buchanan, going for his sixth term. While Buchanan hasn’t become a camera-loving media star and household political name, he has remained true to his entrepreneurial roots in his 10 years in office. The Buchanan platform: n Flatter tax system. n Abolish onerous regulations on employers. n Eliminate Obamacare’s mandate requiring all businesses to buy health insurance for their workers. n Support free and fair trade to open global markets. n Tort reform that stops frivolous lawsuits. n “Expanded drilling in places like Alaska and other areas” — for affordable energy and more jobs. n States’ right-to-work laws. n Reduce the government workforce by 10% via attrition and align their wages and benefits with private sector. Now there’s a freedom agenda. We recommend: Vern Buchanan

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New College political science professor and Democrat Senate candidate Frank Alcock favors Florida expanding federal Medicaid under Obamacare; is anti-school vouchers; “advocate(s) for a living wage” (code for government-driven higher minimum wages); says he wants “cleanenergy investments” (“investments” in government speak typically mean taxes and subsidies); and has writ-

AMENDMENTS, QUESTIONS Here are the Observer’s recommendations on the state constitutional amendments and local ballot questions. AMENDMENT 1 — Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice. NO AMENDMENT 2 — Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions. NO AMENDMENT 3 — Tax Exemption for Totally and Permanently Disabled First Responders. YES AMENDMENT 5 — Homestead Tax Exemption for Certain Senior, Low-Income, Long-Term Residents; Determination of Just Value. YES

MANATEE COUNTY

No. 6 COUNTY REFERENDUM — Half-cent sales surtax for public infrastructure. YES No. 7 SCHOOL BOARD REFERENDUM Extending the existing school one-half cent sales surtax for capital outlay of educational facilities YES

LONGBOAT KEY

No. 10 DENSITY REFERENDUM — To convert Whitney Plaza from commercial to six residential units per acre. YES No. 11 DENSITY REFERENDUM — To convert 4134 Gulf of Mexico Drive (Harbour Square) from zero to maximum of three residential units per acre. YES

ten this about guns: “… we need to reconsider what rights make sense for a citizen’s ability to defend themselves …” Now, we know that Alcock’s Republican opponent, Rep. Greg Steube, has been widely criticized for his efforts to expand concealed-carry gun permits to college campuses. And we all know — and he should know it, too — that issue will go nowhere in Tallahassee. But we also know Steube stands on the other side of the philosophical fence than Alcock. Steube is a constitutionalist, anti-corporate welfare, low-tax, low-regulation, free-market, pro-competitive education system legislator. We recommend: Greg Steube

House-District 72

It should give us hope when we see a young, successful, female CEO wanting to take her common-sense, market-oriented and fiscal business skills to Tallahassee. We’re referring to Republican Alexandra “Alex” Miller, 42, who for the past 15 years has been the CEO of $33 million (revenue), Sarasota-based Mercedes Medical. Add to that mother of two middleschool-age sons; an elected member of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital District Board; and board member on not-for-profits. Altogether: Wellrounded, conservative pragmatism. But the best for taxpayers: She knows what goes into meeting a weekly payroll. We recommend: Alex Miller

House-District 73

Talk about two widely different choices — and two deeply rooted, patriotic Americans: Democrat James Golden and Republican Joe Gruters.

Both are Florida natives. Golden is from the Vietnam War generation (he’s a veteran), while Gruters is part of Gen X. Both have been in politics for two decades. Golden served twice on the Bradenton City Council. Gruters has been entrenched in the leadership of the Republican Party of Sarasota County and serves as vice chair of the Republican Party of Florida. Golden, a pastor, is soft-spoken; Gruters, an accountant, is outspoken. Philosophically, they stand where you would expect on most issues. But here’s a big difference: In Tallahassee, the success of a lawmaker hinges to a significant degree on his ability to connect and influence the leaders of the party in power. Republicans are in power; Gruters knows just about every Republican. Two more advantages: 1) It takes moxie and hard work to become the vice chair of Florida’s GOP; 2) Gruters is not a status-quo Republican: He took the job of heading up Donald Trump’s Florida campaign. Talk about anti-establishment. We recommend: Joe Gruters

Supreme Court & District Court of Appeal

Florida’s constitution and judicial system allow voters to decide whether Supreme Court justices and Appeal Court judges have performed ethically, impartially and are qualified. To retain is not whether they are liberal, conservative or legislating from the bench. In this year’s retention elections, two of the Supreme Court justices — Charles Canady and Ricky L. Polston — are considered the most conservative on the bench. Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, meanwhile, has sided with the liberal wing of the court on several cases. None of them has behaved or judged so badly as to be disqualified. We recommend: Yes to retain all Supreme Court and District Court of Appeal judges.

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DISTRICT 7 - AT-LARGE When incumbent Republican Commissioner Betsy Benac won election four years ago, she brought valuable insights to the board. She worked for three decades in the private sector as a land planner, giving her first-hand experience with growth issues from both perspectives — private and public sectors. This experience manifested itself well in her performance as an evenhanded commissioner. Manatee voters should keep her expertise, commitment and thoughtfulness on the board. We recommend: Betsy Benac DISTRICT 3 Too bad for Manatee County taxpayers that incumbent Commissioner John Chappie is retiring. His departure is creating a gaping vacuum that likely won’t be filled at the same standard. In that vein, try as he might, and honorable, honest and qualified as he may be, Steve Jonsson has two stigmas — that he was CEO of a failed bank, Flagship Bank, and has the backing of developers. These are especially inhibitive when he wants to represent the district that encompasses the most anti-growth sentiment in the county — Manatee’s barrier islands. That leaves two independents — both financial advisers, Matt Bower, a member of the Manatee County

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Planning Commission, and David Zaccagnino, a Holmes Beach commissioner for nine years. Zaccagnino is respected for consistently demonstrating fiscal responsibility and trying to balance property rights and anti-growth influences. Bower, however, led efforts to stop the Long Bar Pointe development and sides with strong antigrowther Joe McClash. Two caveats to Zaccagnino: He can’t make up his mind — he was a Republican, then a Democrat, now an independent. More concerning: He has pledged support for “Manasota Move to Amend” — an effort to amend the U.S. Constitution “to state that corporations do not have the same rights as people; that money is not a form of protected free speech; and making this happen in Sarasota and Manatee counties.” That’s a disqualifier. We recommend: Steve Jonsson

School Board

DISTRICT 1 Edward Viltz, far and away, has the experience, intelligence and wisdom that would enhance the long-struggling Manatee County School Board: former COO of an IT company that grew from $26 million to $68 million during his watch; the first CEO of the Public Interest Registry, a not-forprofit that grew and managed five million .ORG domain names on the internet. Since coming to Manatee County in 2009, Viltz has served as a faculty member and consultant at the Dream Success Charter School, helping develop and implement a strategic plan that brought the school’s performance from an “F” in 2010 to an “A” in 2012. We recommend: Edward Viltz DISTRICT 3 Manatee voters elected Dave “Watchdog” Miner to the school board at the right time — when voters were desperate for transparency and reform. He made his contribution. That time has passed. The makeup of the board is moving toward building and rebuilding relationships in the community. As Miner was suited for his role four years ago, Misty Servia is perfectly suited for this next phase for the school board. We recommend: Misty Servia

SARASOTA COUNTY Clerk of Court

Typically, 30 years in the same elected public office is too long. For that matter, 30 years in any job is sure to result in diminished performance (although wisdom would likely make up for what might be lost in energy). That’s the charge against Sarasota County Clerk of Court Karen Rushing from her opponent. The Republican incumbent was first elected in 1987. That length of time has spurred Todd Barton to challenge Rushing for the Democrats. Barton is a 30-year court administrator who touts a record of innovation and is critical of Rushing’s speed of implementing technology. But voters, beware. Barton may be innovative with court management, but he comes nowhere close to having the experience of Rushing in other essential crucial responsibilities: treasury management of a $1 billion enterprise, finance, bonding, auditing and financial statements for the SEC and state. What’s more, there’s a message when voters return you to office over 30 years, and when your 66 state peers rely on you to represent them before the Legislature (seven consecutive years) and name you clerk of the year three times. As we often say, elections are referenda on incumbents’ performance. It’s pretty obvious Sarasota County voters have been quite satisfied. We recommend: Karen Rushing

Tax Collector

The race for tax collector mirrors that of the Clerk of Courts. Incumbent Democrat Barbara FordCoates has been elected and held that office since 1984. Her challenger is a 30-year retired Army lieutenant colonel, Republican James Bender. Just as Karen Rushing has distinguished herself among clerk peers, so has FordCoates for operational leadership — not only among Florida tax collectors but among national tax collectors as well. Her resume shows decades of leadership in her field statewide and nationally, and she has been equally involved as a leader in Sarasota County not-for-profits. Rarely do we recommend Democrats for elected office. But in this case, the tax collector’s position is not about political philosophy; it’s about customer service. Ford-Coates continues to deliver. We recommend: Barbara FordCoates.

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Not until general election time does Sarasota’s elected Charter Review Board show up on voters’ radars. And even then, voters typically have little notion of the amount of metaphorical gunpowder the Charter Review Board has at its disposal. The board’s job is to review and propose changes to the county charter, its constitution. It can submit these changes to voters with a vote of twothirds of the board. For this election cycle, the Democrats have put up a slate of five candidates. They mischief in mind: n As of press time, three of the five — Arlene Sweeting, Karen Collins-Fleming and Mike Shlasko — told the Observer they would back efforts to try to convert Sarasota County from five countywide districts to single-member districts. This, of course, would make it easier for Democrats to break the Republican dominance over county officeholders. What’s more, all five candidates have pledged support for “Manasota Movement to Amend.” Here’s the pledge: “Amend the U.S. Constitution to state that corporations do not have the same rights as people; that money is not a

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Florida Senate candidate, Democrat Frank Alcock, and Manatee County Commission District 3 candidate, Independent David Zaccagnino, also have signed on to the Manasota Movement to Amend pledge. Alcock pledged, as did the others, that he would use his office if elected to support the movement “by passing resolutions, proposing legislation” and “to use my influence in the Legislature and through the Florida State Constitution (Revision Commission; Citizen Initiative) to reform our campaign finance system.” Worth noting: Public records show a political action committee, essentially the same as a corporation, formed for Alcock’s behalf: Friends of Frank Alcock Inc.

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The defeat of two incumbent Republican hospital board members — Marguerite Malone and John de Jongh — in the August primary shook what heretofore had been a well-functioning board. That created two open seats, and three incumbents up for election. The incumbents are proven, accomplished board members; no change is required. The open seats — At Large Seat 1 and At Large Seat 3 — feature three nurses and a businessman. There are plenty of businessmen already on the board. Seat 1 candidate Sharon Wetzler DePeters, a Republican, and Seat 3 Democrat Cheryl Brandi have stellar nursing and clinical credentials that would enhance the board. We recommend: Sharon Wetzler DePeters, Tramm Hudson, Cheryl Brandi, William Noonan and Jim Meister.

The generational transition is underway, and this race typifies it: The Old Guard local Democratic pol, former Sarasota Mayor Fredd “Glossie” Atkins versus a rising Republican businessman Mike Moran. Ages: 64 and 47, respectively. Moran may not have the name recognition that Atkins does, but he has proven to be a pragmatic thinker in his roles as a governor-appointed member of the Southwest Florida Water Management District and as a member of the Sarasota County Planning Commission. Better still, he brings the experience that comes from starting, growing and selling a successful professional employee organization. Involved with Rotary and Guardian Ad Litem in the Venice area for more than a decade, Moran represents smart, new blood to face Sarasota County’s challenges. We recommend: Mike Moran

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$100,000 for wasteful management and legal expenses. This is simple budget system and runs itself. There is no need for the excessive administration budget. The CDD ponds and wetlands represent approximately 35% of the total budget and 97% are within Stoneybrook. Yet, Lighthouse Cove residence pay 30%. This is totally unfair, and I have fought this issue for six years. What do you see as the biggest challenge the district faces? Fairness in the taxation of Lighthouse Cove residents and lack of competent CDD supervisors.  

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JOYCE SANDY Age: 78 Occupation: Retired attorney Hometown: New York, N.Y. Bio: Sandy spent 23 years as an attorney and financial planner in Teaneck, N.J., and five years as a Princeton Review SAT prep course instructor. She has been a brief writing instructor in Cleveland State University Law School, and also served for 12 years as a public school teacher. She has been a CDD supervisor for four years. She spent eight years as a precinct supervisor for Manatee County elections office and five years as treasurer for the Heritage Harbour Fairway Greens III. Why are you running for office? My interest in public service began at age 15 when I was appointed as the youngest member of the East Elmhurst Civic Association in Queens, N.Y. Since then, I have been actively involved in community service from the local level to NGO work at the United Nations. In every case, despite challenges and frustrations, I derived personal satisfaction and a sense of pride from my ability to contribute to the  success of the various groups I have worked with.

What experience do you have that makes you the right candidate? My skills and experiences are uniquely suited to this position. The CDD is so much more than the visible land and water features of the HH development. There are underlying contracts, public policy considerations and financial issues in two distinct communities, Stoneybrook, and Lighthouse Cove, which contain more than a dozen HOAs. The coordination of all of these factors is absolutely essential through the use of educational, analytical, organizational, financial, legal, and interpersonal skills. I bring 50 years of experience using these skills in public service positions. What do you see as the biggest challenge the district faces and how do you plan address it? Our biggest challenge is obtaining and solidifying public understanding and support for the things that we do. This has already been initiated through our website, and perhaps a periodic newsletter would help. We should make the effort to encourage attendance at our meetings, which is more representative of the composition of our community. This is more than a retirement community. Having some meetings at a time when working residents can attend is essential. Also including the education, and  participation of our youth in environmental and safety issues might help curb vandalism and promote a better understanding of the environment they will inherit.

LARRY EICHERT Age: 76 Occupation: Educator Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa. Bio: Larry Eichert retired to Stoneybrook in 2005, after 17 years of teaching in Hong Kong. His career began in 1961. He has done many biological and environmental studies with grants from the National Science Foundation. He continues to write monthly nature articles in Stoneybrook Newsletter. Why are you running for office? I want to do my part to maintain and sustain the quality of life within Stoneybrook and Lighthouse Cove. I attend both Stoneybrook and Master Association HOAs and our CDD meetings. I have the knowledge and field experience, plus being the landscape committee chairman, serves well to cooperate with the wetland management and engineering companies for the CDD. I will work to establish a long term, consistent and sustainable management program. What experience do you have that makes you the right candidate? My professional background in biological and environmental

studies and understanding of ecological processes, plus actual field experience, will bring that unique perspective to the board. I developed protocols and budgets for numerous studies. Chairing the science department in Hong Kong and preparing the annual budget made me aware of the need for transparency. As a summer camp director for 1,200 campers and 28 staff, it was important that I made wise financial choices. These skills are necessary in making decisions to maintain, sustain and improve our community now and for the future. What do you see as the biggest challenge the district faces now and how do you plan to address it? Reallocation of funds is necessary for adequate funding for wetland maintenance and the proper flow of water through our drainage system, especially for those areas undergoing eutrophication processes due to neglect and/or maturation. We also need accounting for and adjusting the reserves available for road repair and replacement, to avoid the need for a special assessment in the future. The community is entitled to have more specifics about the budget and reserves, with less ambiguous financial statements and hidden costs. The CDD needs to be proactive for future needs. I would encourage the CDD board to benefit from the expertise and advice of residents by listening and recording comments made at CDD meetings.

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The Lakewood Ranch boys and girls cross country teams both took home Manatee County titles on Oct. 15 at the Tri-County Championships at G.T. Bray Park. This is the girls’ 11thconsecutive county title, and the boys’ fifth-consecutive.

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Braden River defensive end Taylor Upshaw says he went into a wrong gap against host Venice and it resulted in a big play. While the Pirates saw their 25-game, regular-season win streak snapped, Upshaw predicts they will bounce back on the road against Palmetto.

h e end was not as enjoyable as the beginning. But Braden River's 25-game, regularseason win streak did end Oct. 14 with the Venice crowd, drenched in green and grey, screaming until hoarse. The Pirates will remember a home-crowd, celebratory cannon sending clouds of smoke over the Braden River sideline after Venice's 42-35 victory. It was an odd offensive shootout considering the Pirates have enjoyed such ferocious defensive line play, led by junior defensive ends Taylor Upshaw and Chase Knopf and senior nose guard Deqwunn McCobb. They have been the main reason Braden River had given up an average of 5.6 points a game going into the Venice showdown. Then came Indians’ senior running back Matt “Speedy” Laroche. The Pirates couldn’t touch him, or tackle him. Laroche broke off long runs and finished with 325 yards and five touchdowns. What went wrong? “Obviously, you’re never expecting anything like that to happen,” Braden River coach Curt Bradley said. “We just didn’t make many tackles. We miss one tackle and it turns into 80 yards.” Upshaw voiced similar observations after the game, and added that the line had some mental errors that need to be fixed. “Going in the wrong gap,” Upshaw said. “I went in the wrong gap on one, which led to a big run. Just knowing where to go. That was our biggest mistake." It's a mistake Upshaw said won't be repeated. “We’re tough,” he said. “That’s our asset, we’re tough. When we come back, we’re going to do the same thing, go hard no matter what happens.” Bradley said his players found some things they can do schematically to make sure the previous game's mistakes are a thing of the past. He didn't go into specifics, but made it clear he is an ardent believer in his players. “They fought,” Bradley said. “They could have laid down and died. They made it a close game at the end, we just came up a little short. “We just have to be more physical and have a better presence up front.” The Pirates certainly have that presence. Upshaw and McCobb are towering figures, standing at 6-foot-5 and 6-foot-3, respectively. Even though some of their teammates, including the 5-foot11 Knopf, are undersized, they play with heart. The threesome all have different methods of wreaking havoc. Knopf’s favorite move off the line is using his quickness to get upfield, then spinning inside to knock the offensive tackle offbalance while he pounces on the ball carrier. Upshaw, who is being recruited by Florida State, Clemson and Stanford, prefers a clean and simple speed rip with his arm. McCobb said his favorite is the club and rip. “It shows power and authority,” McCobb said. SEE FOOTBALL PAGE 16


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Instead, there’s an environment of support. They are still pulling together. The players have bought into what Koczersut is selling, and that’s a good sign for the future of the program. It allows the head coach to be patient. “The things we’re doing at practice are the right things,” Koczersut said. “We just have to do them better.” Koczersut might implement a few new wrinkles into

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ing the week and do it on Friday.” Although the players have struggled taking concepts to game day, Koczersut is confident his players are close to turning it around. Besides, he knows his defense will keep the Mustangs in games. He talked about junior middle linebacker Chase Sharp and senior defensive end Christian Cahueque as two players who continue to lead by example despite the Mustangs’ record.

Sharp and Cahueque are similar in temperament, reserved off the field, fiery warriors on it. They will do whatever it takes to help the team find success, and their perseverance this season has been impressive. Sharp even took some snaps at fullback when it was needed. Anything to help. Is it a recipe for future success? I can only think back to my own youth football days with the Olney Bears. We were coached by Kenny Roy, a former All-ACC defensive back at Maryland. Roy was the nicest guy, and he genuinely cared about his players learning the game of football and having a good time. It didn’t, however, appear to be the recipe for success. The Bears didn’t win many games his first year, and in fact, we were terrible. Like Koczersut has been this season, Roy spoke to the Bears in a similar fashion, upbeat and energetic. The next season, the Bears went undefeated. We can’t be sure of the Mustangs’ future, but I learned the lesson long ago. Sometimes, all it takes is a little patience. Ryan Kohn is a sports writer for the East County Observer. Contact him at rkohn@ yourobserver.com.

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BOO RUN Starts at 8:30 a.m. on Lakewood Main Street. Join the Lakewood Ranch Running Club for this 13th annual 5K chip-timed run through Lakewood Ranch. Runners are encouraged to dress in costume. Registration starts at 6:45 a.m. Kids dashes start at 7:45 a.m. More than 1,200 runners and spectators are expected to turn out. Cost is $35 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit Another Day for Gray, a nonprofit to raise awareness and find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Register at lakewoodranchrunningclub.com/boo-run-5k.

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BLOCK PARTY Runs from 5 to 8 p.m. on Lakewood Main Street. Lakewood Ranch Community Activities, the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and Lakewood Ranch Main Street are joining forces for this second annual free event with sponsor booths, raffles, giveaways, face painting, a kids’ bounce zone and live music by Shaman. The event acts as the kickoff to Tour of Homes. For more information, go to lwrba.org.

SIP THE SUNSHINE Runs from noon to 4 p.m. at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota. This all-Florida craft beer festival will feature more than 100 beers from 50 Florida-based breweries. After the festival, there will be a Sundown Session music festival featuring Blues Traveler. General admission to both events is $45. For information or tickets, visit sipthesunshine. com/tickets. WOODLAND FALL FESTIVAL Runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Woodland Community Church, 9607 State Road 70 E., Bradenton. The free event features games, bounce houses, hot dogs and cotton candy. Children are encouraged to wear costumes, but please nothing scary. For information, visit woodlandministries.com.

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CAR SHOW Starts at 5 p.m. on Lakewood Main Street. Registration for vehicles is $10. There will be food, music and prizes. For more information, contact 371-1061. FASHION SHOW Starts at 11:30 a.m. at Michael’s on East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. The Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club will present “A Passion for Fashion” featuring fashions by J. McLaughlin, of Sarasota.

Models are members of the women’s club, and of the beneficiaries, Hope Family Services, Sarasota-Manatee Association for Riding Therapy and Solve Maternity Homes. The event includes a luncheon, raffle baskets and a silent auction with items donated by local merchants and our members. Cost is $50 for members or $60 for nonmembers. Reservations required to Jan Hasler, janhasler@verizon. net or 727-4137.

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CONCERT IN THE PARK Starts at 6 p.m. at McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth Street W., Bradenton. The Manatee County Orchestra Directors, with the support of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Manatee Education Foundation, are collaborating for the fourth annual Concert in the Park. All of the Manatee County School District’s schools with orchestra programs will have students playing in the event. Concessions will be available and there will be children’s activities in the fan plaza. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per family. For information, contact Zadda Bazzy at 751-6550 Ext. 2256.

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MUSIC ON MAIN Runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Robin and the Retros will headline this monthly concert series with its sounds of the 1960s, 1970s and Motown. Guests can enjoy a family zone, vendor booths, live music and food and drink for purchase. The evening’s proceeds benefit Family Promise of Sarasota. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, but please leave coolers at home. For information, visit lakewoodranch.com.

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Main Street, artist Katie Cundiff has 36 pieces on display. It was the first time Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Lakewood Ranch has agreed to showcase an artist’s work that is for sale. “Premier Sotheby is a great venue,” Cundiff said. “And their office looks better with my paintings in there.” As the two artists continue to have success, it appears more restaurants, offices, studios and stores might be displaying art for sale than traditional galleries. “Galleries have had their own struggles in the last 10 years, and artists are now opening up their studios in their own homes to sell their work to collectors,” Cundiff said. “Most people won’t go into a gallery. They think it’s too expensive, or think that they have to be a collector to even go in. I think there’s a stigma with going into a

gallery, but not so much with an antique store or real estate office or restaurant.” The bottom line for Genta and Cundiff is their work is seen, and it serves decorating purposes for the business. Genta has been displaying his work in restaurants for 23 years. “The reason I show in restaurants is because many more people will go to a restaurant than a gallery,” Genta said. “Restaurants are a much more passive environment. You’re eating a meal, drinking a glass of wine, and people are much more likely to respond to your work in that sort of environment.” Cundiff’s Main Street art display is only temporary, running through Nov. 6, while Genta’s work always is displayed at Trattoria. The opening of Cundiff’s display netted two sales and a lot

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home in Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch topped all transactions in this week’s real estate. SD CCE LLC sold the home at 7466 Seacroft Cove to Sandra Campbell, trustee, of Lakewood Ranch, for $1.48 million. Built in 2016, it has three bedrooms, four-anda-half baths, a pool and 4,370 square feet of living area.

Gertrude Wagner, trustee for Lawrence Wagner, of Lakewood Ranch, sold the home at 6929 Lacantera Circle to David and Mary Benfer, of Lakewood Ranch, for $1.25 million. Built in 2007, it has four bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, a pool and 4,186 square feet. Carol Lafortune-Herzing, trustee, of Lakewood Ranch, sold the home at 6511 The Masters Ave., to Adrian and Stephanie Olivo, of Lakewood Ranch, for $465,000. Built in 2000, it has four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,894 square feet. Anthony and Cassie Watson sold their home at 7278 Lismore Court to Susan Brown, of Bradenton, for $390,000. Built in 2010, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,148 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $370,000 in 2013. Brian and Jane Lynch, of Ayrshire, Scotland, sold their home at 7123 Presidio Glen to Michael and Judy Thompson, of Bradenton, for $325,000. Built in 2005, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,587 square feet of living area. It sold for $376,300 in 2005. COUNTRY CLUB EAST

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of Lakewood Ranch, sold their home at 15412 Linn Park Terrace to George and Diane Andrews, of Lakewood Ranch, for $1.08 million. Built in 2012, it has three bedrooms, threeand-a-half baths, a pool and 3,300 square feet of living area.

Murfreesboro, Tenn., sold their home at 5212 Lake Overlook Ave. to Hildegard Schuler, of Knoxville, Tenn., for $575,000. Built in 2014, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 2,719 square feet. It sold for $536,600 in 2014.

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Michael and Patricia Werner, of Silver City, N.M., sold their home at 22567 Morning Glory Circle to Michael and Joaris Price for $845,000. Built in 2014, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,881 square feet. Trent Rodimel and Tyana Walker, of Bradenton, sold their home at 22308 Deer Pointe Crossing to Gregory and Teresa Pleinis, of Bradenton, for $615,000. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, three-anda-half baths, a pool and 3,741 square feet of living area. It sold for $629,500 in 2014. Lance and Jessica Stack, of Hot Springs, Ariz., sold their home at 8205 Snowy Egret Place to Thomas Crotty, of Bradenton, for $440,000. Built in 2003, it has five bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,894 square feet. It sold for $365,000 in 2014. TIDEWATER PRESERVE

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12522 Safe Harbour Drive A4165454 $830,000 Erica Thomas

Cortez 941-748-6300 941-799-9365

1906 68th Terrace E A4153913 $691,000 Dana Preston

Ellenton 941-748-6300 941-705-5510

14911 Castle Park Terrace A4166470 $649,900 Christine Mazur

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-374-4015

7354 Eaton Court A4162071 $639,000 Beth Ann Boyer & Nancy Phillips

University Park 941-907-9595 941-780-6606

6511 Moorings Point Circle 201 A4159940 $634,900 Sandra Maslen

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14610 Newtonmore Lane A4166041 $669,900 Sherwin Taradash, PA

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Alice Prasad, trustee, and Sudhir Prasad, of Mesa, Ariz., sold the home at 1903 154th St. E., to Ishak Aoudi and Ali Aoudi, of Bradenton, for $459,000. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,995 square feet of living area. It sold for $335,000 in 2010.

Christopher Sinton and Jean Tillinghast, of Stonington, Conn., sold their home at 10613 Conch Shell Terrace to Richard and Pamela Dekany, of Bradenton, for $507,500. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,639 square feet of living area. It sold for $351,500 in 2001.

George Johnson, of Lakewood Ranch, sold his home at 606 137th St. E., to Roger and Laura Sherwin, of Bradenton, for $294,300. Built in 1990, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 2,520 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $330,000 in 2008.

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Dale Mason and Elizabeth Mason, trustees, of Bradenton, sold the home at 406 169th Court N.E., to Katherine and Lawrence Price, of Bradenton, for $436,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,828 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $425,000 in 2012.

Patrick McDonald, of Nokomis, sold his home at 7121 River Club Blvd. to Lawrence and Janis Levin, of Bradenton, for $489,000. Built in 1995, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,140 square feet. It sold for $750,000 in 2005. Fannie Mae sold the home at 9937 Laurel Valley Ave. Circle to Airi Property Group Number 2 LLC for $412,700. Built in 1997, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,503 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $487,900 in 2004.

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TOP BUILDING PERMITS These are the largest building permits issued by the Manatee County Planning and Zoning Department for the week of Oct. 3 through 7, in order of dollar amounts.

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7310 Mayfair Court

Re-roof

Donald Tauber

$ 51,450

13608 Swiftwater Way

Pool

Thomas Furno

$ 47,000

12519 Natureview Circle

Renovations

Bill Stinnett

$ 35,000

2021 67th St. Court E.

Pool

Richard Markow

$ 30,000

8702 54th Ave. E.

Re-roof

Rainer Gunther

$ 29,500

13634 Legends Walk Terrace Renovations

Michael Shaklik

$ 28,550

8120 Collingwood Court

Mechanical

Robert Grady Jr.

$ 23,700

6421 Stone River Road

Re-roof

Richard Berman

$ 22,497

12835 Daisy Place

Mechanical

Jeffrey Signor

$ 19,414

8318 Planters Knoll Terrace

Pool Cage

Robert McCauley

$ 17,000

4527 Fourth Ave. E.

Re-roof

Kyra Muniz

$ 15,900

7647 Heathfield Court

Mechanical

Joseph Muscatell

$ 15,119

7140 Drewrys Bluff

Door/Windows

Rosemary Wright

$ 15,000

9715 53rd Terrace E.

Pool Cage

Robert Gaston

$ 14,722

5746 Timber Lake Drive

Re-roof

Phyllis Wright

$ 14,500

4948 79th Ave. Drive E.

Siding

Eric Ribbens

$ 13,733

704 128th St. N.E.

Re-roof

Eric Smith

$ 13,500

11914 Soft Rush Terrace

Re-roof

Robert Graham

$ 12,650

3115 65th St. E.

Re-roof

Thomas Warren

$ 12,300

7835 48th Ave. E.

Re-roof

Randall Smith

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Ronald and Darlene Boblooch, of Towson, Md., sold their home at 12562 Cara Cara Loop to Jeffrey Jagodzinski and Deanna Greene, of Freeland, Md., for $340,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,176 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $200,000 in 2009.

8111 12th Avenue NW A4166207 $399,000 Kathy Valente

1618 3rd Street Circle E A4165574 $345,000 Ralph Faillace

610 Riviera Dunes Way 303 A4160392 $279,000 Joe Foster

15410 Anchorage Place A4157541 $5,800,000 Barbara Najmy

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-685-6767

Palmetto 941-748-6300 941-713-9142

Palmetto 941-907-9595 941-812-7634

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William and Iris Troy, of Brick, N.J., sold their home at 11335 Rivers Bluff Circle to Scott and Amelia Lyons, of Bradenton, for $405,000. Built in 1998, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,560 square feet. It sold for $259,900 in 2009.

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13604 Matanzas Place A4135021 $1,999,900 Kim & Michael Ogilvie

Lakewood Ranch 941-951-6660 941-376-1717

2202 Palma Sola Boulevard A4119059 $1,874,900 Debbie Vogler

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-705-3328

9603 25th Street E A4139990 $1,800,000 Trish Chandler

Parrish 941-907-9595 941-306-9533

7336 Chelsea Court A4165714 $1,639,000 Edward Haggerty

University Park 941-907-9595 941-685-6154

5016 64th Drive W A4136838 $1,599,000 Deborah Capobianco

Bradenton 941-896-9981 941-704-2394

6815 Belmont Court A4154232 $1,595,000 Deborah Angelo O’Mara & Linda Driggs

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-730-0777

123 40th Street Court Nw A4158078 $1,500,000 Dana Preston

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-705-5510

8306 Farington Court A4149933 $1,499,000 Alex Ley

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-504-6377

3924 Riverview Boulevard A4160651 $1,299,000 Jody Shinn

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-705-5704

7040 Portmarnock Place A4166120 $1,250,000 Deborah Angelo O’Mara

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-730-0777

216 81st Street W M5903622 $1,200,000 Judy LaValliere

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-504-3792

21306 Deer Pointe Crossing A4146990 $1,100,000 Chris Baylis

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-735-4713

Robert and Pamela Seyler sold their home at 12212 Winding

14028 Nighthawk Terrace A4166267 $389,900 Barbara Najmy

15326 Searobbin Drive A4156633 $315,000 Carol Aviles

2508 14th Avenue W A A4166712 $235,000 Joanne Jenkins

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Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-705-1158

Lakewood Ranch 941-388-4447 941-356-6777

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-228-7878

7280 Lismore Court A4158688 $389,800 Lynn Ludecke

4428 29th Avenue Circle E A4153741 $299,900 Bryan Dwyer

6212 Triple Tail Court 102 A4154657 $139,500 Mary Pat Pihl

Lakewood Ranch 941-966-8000 941-961-8632

Palmetto 941-907-9595 941-809-9106

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-932-3065

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-705-1158

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Woods Way to Martin Stengle, of Bradenton, for $255,000. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,644 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $250,000 in 2015. Shane Weber, of Parrish, sold the home at 12015 Winding Woods Way to Dung and Hang Nguyen, of Sarasota, for $255,000. Built in 2000, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,533 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $151,000 in 2010. CENTRAL PARK

John and Carolyn Coffman, of Bradenton, sold their home at 12409 Tranquility Park Terrace to Ronald and Joanne Hoffman, of Belleair Beach, for $382,000. Built in 2014, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,423 square feet. Jesse and Carah Blount, of Germantown, Wis., sold their home at 11418 Griffith Park Terrace to Grant Garbach, of Bradenton, for $344,500. Built in 2014, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,202 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $317,300 in 2014. Paula Hedin, of Sarasota, sold her home at 4525 Golden Gate Cove to Patricia Taunton, of Bradenton, for $290,000. Built in 2014, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,569 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $298,700 in 2014. THE LAGOON AT TIDEWATER PRESERVE

Stacey and Carbone and Daniel Deloynes, of Bradenton, sold

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David Ibbott, of Sarasota, sold his home at 6956 Country Lakes Circle to Robert and Pamela Seyler, of Lakewood Ranch, for $360,000. Built in 1985, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,270 square feet. It sold for $300,000 in 2004. Aimee Quattrociocchi, of Greentree, Pa., sold her home at to 5716 Timber Lake LLC for $347,000. Built in 1979, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,764 square feet. It sold for $315,000 in 2015. HERITAGE HARBOUR

Paulette and Stephen Gandel, of Bradenton, sold their home at 6875 Willowshire Way to Albert and Susan Kinal, of Bradenton, for $351,800. Built in 2014, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and is 2,006 square feet. It sold for $361,500 in 2014.

four bedrooms, three baths and 2,006 square feet of living area. WOODBROOK

Joseph and Glory Tonnies, of Grand Island, N.Y., sold their home at 4746 Woodbrook Drive to John Swan and Barbara Swan, trustees, of Sarasota, for $345,000. Built in 2012, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,744 square feet of living area. It sold for $239,200 in 2012. PALMBROOKE AT RIVER CLUB NORTH

William and Linda Evans, trustees, of Seminole, sold the home at 6103 Sonesta Court to Matthew Lemmons, of Bradenton, for $337,500. Built in 1993, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,570 square feet. It sold for $287,000 in 2000. CARLYLE AT THE VILLAGES OF PALM AIRE

John and Mary Lou Meehan, trustees, of Boca Raton, sold the home at 5060 Creekside Trail to James and Margaret Isherwood, of Sarasota, for $323,000. Built in 2002, it has three bedrooms, two baths and is 2,016 square feet. It sold for $221,000 in 2002.

Joseph Parini and Patricia Barnick, of Grand Rapids, Mich., sold their home at 120 Sweet Tree St., to Paul and Denise Henne, of Oak Hill, Va., for $340,000. Built in 2014, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,006 square feet of living area. It sold for $308,000 in 2014.

CHARLESTON POINTE AT UNIVERSITY PLACE

Lennar Homes LLC sold the home at 7108 Marsh View Terrace to David and Ruby Wicklund, of Bradenton, for $305,000. Built in 2016, it has

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Pierre and Sharon Meyer, of Farmington, Conn., sold their home at 8008 Spring Marsh Drive to Vesey Grant, of Bradenton, for $320,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,574 square feet. Rex Gibson, of Bradenton, sold his home at 6606 63rd Terrace E., to Jayson and Monique Arnold, of Bradenton, for

$315,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,937 square feet. It previously sold for $323,000 in 2007.

and 1,933 square feet. It previously sold for $240,000 in 2015. TARA

Capital One sold the home at 10004 Oak Run Drive to Jason and Nicole Gabbard, of Parrish, for $308,600. Built in 1981, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,160 square feet. It sold for $274,900 in 2002.

Brian Nedervelt and Barbara Geschke-Nedervelt, of Parrish, sold their home at 6631 Seven Pines Drive to Fotios Skouzes and Patricia Evans, of Bradenton, for $269,900. Built in 1994, it has three bedrooms, two baths and is 2,256 square feet. It sold for $232,000 in 2002.

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Matthew Lemmons, of Bradenton, sold the home at 6907 45th Terrace E., to Brandon and Lauren Brown, of Bradenton, for $304,000. Built in 2007, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,055 square feet of living area. It sold for $216,300 in 2007. SILVERLAKE

Tatra Carmichael, of Sarasota, sold the home at 5315 58th Terrace E., to Alcide Pierre-Louis and Magalie Moise, of Bradenton, for $277,000. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, two-anda-half baths and 2,771 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $175,800 in 2013. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sold the home at 5110 60th Drive E., to Andrea Pawelkoski, of Sarasota, for $227,300. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 2,388 square feet. It sold for $204,000 in 2008. SABAL HARBOUR

Alma Majano, of Porter, Texas, sold the home at 4581 Runabout Way to Catherine Leggett and David Crymer, of Bradenton, for $270,000. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool

Barbara Pennell, trustee, of Bradenton, sold the home at 4710 C.R. 675 to Gerald Brown Jr., of Bradenton, for $265,000. Built in 1973, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 2,252 square feet. GATES CREEK

William and Janene McGowan, of Bradenton, sold their home at 316 112th St. E., to Randall Rodriguez-Torres and Nidia Garcia, of Bradenton, for $255,000. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,024 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $159,100 in 2003.SONOMA Ellen and Raymond Hunter sold their home at 8277 Villa Grande Court to Sarasono LLC for $255,000. Built in 2009, it has three bedrooms, two-and-ahalf baths and 1,818 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $245,000 in 2015. 1,843 square feet of living area. It sold for $154,000 in 2011.

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CRYPTOQUIZ Each of the following cryptograms is a clue to the identity of a Mount Olympian. Using the hints E=A and H=V, decipher the clues to name the god or goddess.

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AQUARIUM: FLUVAL, 5 gal., like new, all equipment included. Was $89 new. Asking $45. 941-351-6864. CHINA: NIKKO Christmastime pattern, serving pieces and linens for 12. $200. 941-907-3924. DINETTE SET: rattan 48" square table w/4 caster swivel chairs. Great cond., $200. 941-753-1993.

PIANO SOHMER & Co. Console Spinet Piano in good shape, $100. (941) 302−8800.

Autos Wanted WE BUY CARS. TOP $$ PAID FOR YOUR VEHICLES. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.

Garage/Moving/Estate Sales 2 GREAT SALES IN PERIDIA Friday, Oct. 21 - 8:45a.m. - 1p.m. 4847 Raintree St. Cir. E. Friday, Oct. 21- 8:45a.m. – 2p.m. 4941 Peridia Blvd. E. Both fully furnished households. See pictures and details at: www.estatesales.net. Sales by Julie McClure CYPRESS STRAND COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Saturday, October 22th, 8a.m.-2p.m. 6305 Bay Cedar Lane 34203. LAKEWOOD RANCH COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rain date: Sunday, Oct 23. Communities East of I-75: Greenbrook, Riverwalk, and Summerfield. Look for posted signs at neighborhood entrances on Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Greenbrook Blvd, and Lorraine Road.

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ATTENTION: TENNIS PLAYING INVESTORS I am looking for a Private Mortgage of $400,000 Call or Email for details Wayne Jackson 248-705-2262 tballsoap@aol.com waynesworldtenis@aol.com

Help Wanted CARPENTERS’ HELPER: one to three years experience. Neat and clean. Must have tools and transportation. 941-238-8033.

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BUYERS - Call to see if you qualify for $2500+ towards your closing costs. 941-726-2677

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BRAZILIAN CLEANING Service by Maria. Residential. Meticulous Cleaning. Excellent References. Free Estimates. Reliable. Lic./ Ins. 941-400-3342. CLEANING BY Brazilian Lady. Meticulous, reliable, deep cleaning specialist. Residential. Commercial. New Construction. 941-400-2866.

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MEDICARE OPEN Enrollment receive your FREE Ebook ‘Medicare Choices made Simple’ at: AHaddow.com or call 941-914-5617.

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FRED’S HOME IMPROVEMENT AND REPAIR. Painting, tile, kitchen backsplash, windows, drywall, fans, just ask! 941-744-7473.

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CASH FOR Old Military Items. Swords, uniforms, insignia & old guns. Call 941-416-3280.

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PROFESSIONAL PET SITTING. Certified Veterinary Technician serving all of Lakewood Ranch. 20+ Years experience. E-mail: catladypetsitting@yahoo.com 856-981-2047.

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Gateway to Siesta Key: 3BR/2BA - $350,000.

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BUYER’S BROKER with 14 years local experience will share up to $1,000 of my commissions with your home purchase. Eric Edwing Sel-Fast Realty, 941-960-2175.

GOLF CART for Sale: 2014 Club Car Precedent, black with upgraded motor. Excellent condition. Ask for Mike. (941) 751−4211.

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RIVERS EDGE Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale: Saturday, Oct. 22, 8a.m.-2p.m., corner of Linger Lodge & 66th Ave. E.

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F L O R I D A B A S E D R E A L E S TAT E C O M PA N Y BY SALES VOLUME

16406 Daysailor Trail $1,695,000 | Web ID A4150295 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

490 South Gulf Boulevard $1,925,000 | Web ID N5902931 Melissa Caldwell & Stephen Lingley 941.266.8829

7340 Palomino Trail $1,800,000 | Web ID A4148344 Paul Clark & Judie Berger 941.350.4600

7211 Pasadena Glen $1,585,000 | Web ID A4138022 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

13306 Palmers Creek Terrace $1,399,000 | Web ID A4143994 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

4814 Cherry Laurel Circle $1,375,000 | Web ID A4163256 Robert Sherman 941.313.1301

3224 Founders Club Drive $1,279,000 | Web ID A4137155 Don Carroll 941.539.2132

14217 Bathgate Terrace $1,196,000 | Web ID A4155885 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

4647 Stone Ridge Trail $1,100,000 | Web ID A4162870 Monica Velez & Matt Morris 941.387.6615

8817 Colonels Court $969,000 | Web ID A4136680 Don Carroll 941.539.2132

13715 Oasis Terrace $949,000 | Web ID A4164184 Laura Stavola 941.447.4875

13404 Kildare Place $929,900 | Web ID A4160942 Gloria Bracciano & Greg Van Natter 941.730.1999

7028 Beechmont Terrace $899,000 | Web ID A4145852 Linda Apple 941.586.0553

6914 Brier Creek Court $899,000 | Web ID A4153532 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

3799 Boca Pointe Drive $879,000 | Web ID A4135851 Joel Schemmel & Sharon Chiodi 941.809.0380

7042 Kingsmill Court $799,000 | Web ID A4166327 Don Carroll & William Feicht 941.539.2132

7434 Mizner Reserve Court $781,000 | Web ID A4143460 Gloria Bracciano & Greg Van Natter 941.730.1999

3326 Charles Macdonald Drive $689,000 | Web ID A4157632 Jerry Zaback 941.350.6885

7618 Silverwood Court $679,500 | Web ID A4153701 Laura Stavola 941.447.4875

6809 Turnberry Isle Court $650,000 | Web ID A4163881 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

4721 Stone Ridge Trail $649,900 | Web ID A4161023 Amy Disalvo 941.780.8080

6569 Waters Edge Way $649,000 | Web ID A4164040 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

3640 Longmeadow $645,000 | Web ID A4160765 Louis Wery 941.232.3001

8107 Championship Court $595,000 | Web ID A4164192 Gloria Bracciano 941.730.1999

13127 Bridgeport Crossing $549,000 | Web ID A4152401 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

11000 Placida Road #1703 $525,000 | Web ID N5907431 Beth Sargent & Richard Bradway 941.716.1277

12504 Thornhill Court $518,000 | Web ID A4139056 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

18821 Ganton Avenue $499,900 | Web ID A4141172 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

8050 Waterview Boulevard $499,500 | Web ID A4162354 Gloria Bracciano 941.730.1999

7556 Calle Facil $499,000 | Web ID A4149294 Maureen & Matt Morris 941.320.3960

15414 Helmsdale Place $485,000 | Web ID A4166170 Laura Stavola 941.447.4875

4499 Chase Oaks Drive $459,500 | Web ID A4163516 Brad Tritschler 941.716.1042

4424 Calle Serena $419,900 | Web ID N5907888 Melanie Twigg 941.809.3453

7147 Westhill Court $419,000 | Web ID A4166118 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

3437 Highlands Bridge Road $419,000 | Web ID A4166241 Fernando Viteri 941.400.7676

6445 Blue Grosbeak Circle $396,000 | Web ID A4165497 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

9403 Forest Hills Circle $359,000 | Web ID A4166205 Ken Ipox 941.993.7279

6602 37th Street East $348,750 | Web ID A4163924 Sheri Wofford & Rich Maus 941.809.8366

8340 Brandeis West Circle $304,000 | Web ID A4161642 Liz Snyder 727.424.6444

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