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With all the major road projects scheduled for East County, it didn’t take long for Jim Boxold to come around to a topic that always seems to generate the most annoyance. A roundabout. Boxold, the Florida Department of Transportation secretary, was speaking Nov. 28 at Renaissance on 9th in Bradenton, giving information about projects in the area. He was quickly asked to talk about the roundabout project

being considered for Rye Road and State Road 64. Winding River’s Mike Wick represented a common opinion being voiced at the luncheon. “This intersection is such a hassle for me,” Wick said. “I think a traffic signal with a turn lane would have made more sense, so it’ll be interesting to see how (a roundabout) works. I’m mostly concerned about public safety at the Rye Road and SR 64 intersection — it’s almost a death trap to get across SR 64 and go east.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 3A

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She’s got the chops for job There’s a new star in Braden River High School’s barn, and she came just in the knick of time. Penelope, pictured above, is Braden River’s new Future Farmers of America chapter pig. “We’re glad she’s here, because the Manatee County Fair is right around the corner,” said Megan Welch, the Future Farmers of American adviser at Braden River. “She was super excited to get out of that trailer the other night.”

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Elks break ground on new lodge The $2 million facility will house an expanding lodge membership. JAY HEATER MANAGING EDITOR

When the Lakewood RanchSarasota Elks got together in summer 2014 to form the New Facility Committee, one thought prevailed about the possibility of building a beautiful, new lodge in the Lakewood Ranch area. “It was a pipe dream,” said Darrin Simone, a member of the committee since the first day and the exalted ruler of Lodge 2855. Fellow committee member Randy Volkart laughs when he thinks back to that time. “We didn’t have any money,” he said. On Nov. 29, Simone and Volkart were among the Elks who broke ground on a $2 million lodge on the end of Lena Road as it heads north from State Road 70. The new address is 4602 Lena Road. The new lodge will be slightly north of the Elks’ temporary home at 4908 Lena Road, where they have been for the past seven years after moving from their

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Elks Lodge members Randy Volkart and Darrin Simone look over design blueprints for their new lodge.

Sarasota Lodge on Lockwood Ridge Road. The 6,800-square-foot building will include a banquet hall, bar and meeting room. It also will have a full kitchen, something missing in the current facility the Elks lease. Capacity of the current lodge is only 150, while the Lakewood Ranch-Sarasota Elks Lodge has 630 members and is one of the fastest-growing lodges in the state. “It’s going to be great to have our own home,” Simone said. “It will lead to even more membership growth. This building is our future.” It was a big day for committee members who didn’t think it was possible three years ago. “We owned the (Lockwood Ridge) building but we were leasing it,” Volkart said. “Then the lease fell through, so we put the property back on the market.” While that was happening, the lodge members were raising money for a new facility and committee members checked out land possibilities around the area. Eventually, the property at the end of Lena Road became available. The Elks bought 6 acres for

$295,000 with four of the acres wetland area that couldn’t be developed. Although they didn’t know at the time they were going to sell the Lockwood Ridge property, both transactions took place about the same time and closed in August 2015. The Elks received $900,000 for their Lockwood Ridge property. Everything started to come together quickly, although the Elks were about to get a few surprises. “I remember thinking a new building would cost us $1.2 million,” Volkart said. “People thought that was high.” It was low. “We found out other things we needed that were going to cost us, like state and county permits, engineering work at the site, and we needed a lot of fill,” said committee member Joe Jennings. Simone said about $400,000 in site work was needed.

Even so, the Elks moved forward, obtaining a loan for construction. “Our mortgage will be close to our rent,” Simone said. “This was a no-brainer.” Simone said the future extension of Lena Road could also signal a bright future. However, that project isn’t in Manatee County’s immediate plans. “It’s no secret I’ve been trying to get the county to look at connecting Lena Road from State Road 70 all the way through to State Road 64,” said County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh, who attended the groundbreaking ceremony. “It’s about a mile, or a mile and a half. It will really help the businesses.” Architect John Ziemnicki, of Lakewood Ranch’s World Design Inc., has been selected to design the new building. The new lodge should open in the summer.

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EAST COUNTY PROJECTS Interstate 75 at State Road 64: Widen interchange. Starts summer 2017, duration 28 months, cost is $47 million n Wider ramps n New bike lanes and sidewalks on SR 64 Interstate 75 at State Road 70: Widen interchange. Funding rescheduled for fiscal year 2018, duration is 30 months, cost is $119 million n Widen SR 70 from east of Tara Boulevard to west of 87th Street to install additional turn lanes n Widen for turn lanes n Widen interstate to ultimate configuration

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The Acrow temporary bridge has allowed traffic to continue to flow during diverging diamond construction. The project remains on schedule.

His spin on roundabouts Boxold says key to major projects is communication with Manatee County. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A

While many East County residents have voiced their desire to have a traffic signal at the intersection, as opposed to a roundabout, Boxold said a roundabout is the better solution. “We found that roundabouts reduce fatal crashes by 80%,” Boxold said. “It’s slower, which reduces impact points. And with roundabouts, obviously you have crashes, but they don’t typically tend to be as severe as those in intersections.” The project is set to begin in 2018. Boxold said one of the concerns about constructing a roundabout was that some drivers don’t know how to use them. That causes concerns with the amount of trucks expected to use the intersection. Even so, the Florida Department of Transportation determined safety to be the overriding reason to go with a roundabout. Boxold explained the FDOT has thoroughly investigated the pluses and minuses of roundabouts, that the public has been included in discussions before implementing roundabouts and that he expects more roundabouts coming to Florida. The website roundaboutusa.com lists about 5,000 roundabouts built in the United States since 1990. County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh is aware of the public’s uneasy feeling about roundabouts, but she was impressed with some of Boxold’s comments. “A lot of us out here are not familiar with roundabouts, so

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we’re not really sure what can happen, especially when you talk about big tractor trailers hauling oranges across the state going around a roundabout,” Baugh said. “But what I found most intriguing was that the FDOT has things in place to help with that. They have spoken to a lot of different companies, and even the truck drivers themselves, and they want something that’s safe.” Talking about the Manatee County projects as a whole, Boxold talked about the importance of working with Manatee County’s commissioners and taking a solid partnership approach, in terms of roadway projects, to ensure they’re solving the problems that communities have. Baugh expressed her appreciation for Boxold’s involvement in the Manatee County projects and for his way of communicating with the county. “He’s very frank and open, and I like that because I can work very

well with someone who lets me know where they’re coming from, and why, or what, we need to do to get a project done,” Baugh said. “I find him very refreshing, and very helpful. We’re very lucky in Manatee County to have such a great relationship with the FDOT.” Boxold also said the diverging diamond project at Interstate 75 and University Parkway is right on time. “As we deal with local communities to solve the problems they actually have, and not the ones they think they have, we have got to use that solid partnership approach and apply it to the delivery of our projects,” Boxold said. “We are certainly looking forward to working with the commission, and the others, here in Manatee and Sarasota (counties) to make sure we build the projects that will continue the economic growth and great success that we’ve seen in this region.”

Jim Boxold, secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, visited Manatee County Nov. 28 to discuss current and future roadways projects in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

State Road 70 at Greenbrook Boulevard: Traffic signal. Begins February 2017, scheduled to be complete late spring 2017, cost is $900,000 Interstate 75 at University Parkway, diverging diamond interchange: Start date Aug. 3, 2015, estimated completion is fall 2017, cost is $75.3 million n First diverging diamond interchange in Florida, largest in the nation n Project limits: I-75 from north of Fruitville Road to north of University Parkway, 4.33 miles. University Parkway from Cattlemen Road/Cooper Creek Boulevard to Market Street/Lake Osprey Drive, 1.09 miles UPDATE ON DDI n I-75 southbound lanes shifted Nov. 9 onto newly constructed roadway n Scheduled to be finished before September 2017 n Landscaping beautification to begin November 2017 Next six-month work task outlook n Complete construction of the noise wall n Demolish the existing northbound I-75 bridge n Construct the new I-75 northbound bridge n Construct MSE walls and roadway along northbound I-75 n Construct University Parkway inside roadway State Road 64 and Rye Road intersection: Start date 2018, cost is $5 million n Roundabout, still in design stage

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A new 40-acre park in Lakewood Ranch should begin taking shape within a month. Lakewood Ranch developer Schroeder-Manatee Ranch has approved a $1.18 million contract with Frederick Derr & Co. for construction of the park, located east of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, west of White Eagle Boulevard and south of Gatewood Drive. Project engineer Rob Engel of Stantec said site work is expected to start in about a month, and the initial contract with Frederick Derr & Co. provides a six-month window for completion of most of the amenities, including walking paths, stormwater mitigation and other infrastructure, a dog park and play fields. “It’s more of a passive park,” Engel said of the project. Manatee County Infrastructure and Strategic Planning official John Osborne said although many newer neighborhoods in Lakewood Ranch have private community amenities, this park will

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Drivers pass through this roundabout, which acts as a gateway to Waterlefe. Supervisors are considering ways to beautify the area.

WHAT IN SANDHILL? A $27,000 statue is proposed to decorate Waterlefe’s roundabout. PAM EUBANKS SENIOR EDITOR

Is a beautiful view of a sandhill crane priceless? What if the price tag was $27,000? Waterlefe residents are pondering their love for the bird as beautification plans are being made for the inside of a roundabout located at the north end of Waterlefe Boulevard, where it splits into Winding Stream Way to the east and into Fish Hook Cove to the north. A single palm occupies that area, surrounded by bushes and sod. Unfortunately, trying to keep the palm healthy has proved troublesome. Since the area serves as a welcoming point to visitors and those pondering a move to the community, Waterlefe Community Development District supervisors are researching ways to improve the aesthetics of the

roundabout. CDD Vice Chairman John Brocki has taken the lead on the roundabout redesign as representative of the CDD on the community’s landscape committee. He previously presented the board with a design by Simply Verde for a heavily landscaped circle, planted with gold mound duranta, bottle brush, Japanese privet and foxtail fern. Its focal point, however, is a proposed $27,000 sandhill crane statue. The statue — particularly its price tag — has received mixed reviews. Supervisors said at their October meeting they weren’t sold on spending that much money on a piece of artwork, although the project overall would be within budget. After about a year of informal discussion, Waterlefe Community Development District supervisors still don’t know how to pro-

ceed. Supervisors had planned to discuss the roundabout Nov. 28, but opted to postpone the bulk of the discussion for next month because the meeting was running too long and to give time for two new board members, Alan Haibach and Bill Strollo, to get more background on the issue. CDD Chairman Ken Bumgarner said everyone is frustrated by how long the redesign project is taking, but it’s worth the extra effort. “It’s a big piece of property,” Bumgarner said. “Within reason, what do you do with it to make it look good? It’s a very important sight as you come in. It visually impacts people. When you do it, you want to do it right.” The CDD board has $70,000 in last year’s budget for the roundabout redesign, but it still has not reached a consensus. Ultimately, the board must first decide if it wants to keep the existing palm

tree — two of three palm trees on the roundabout have died because of problems with the soil — or remove it to make way for another design concept. Besides the landscaping with the statue idea, an alternative proposed was to install a fountain. Brocki reached out to several contractors for design and cost estimates. By the Nov. 28 meeting, only one had fully responded, offering a $193,00 proposal for a fountain with a 30-foot base. There would be no landscaping around the fountain to minimize leaves dropping into it. “It’s very elaborate,” Brocki said of the design. “I don’t think we can afford that $193,000, but it could be scaled back. You need something big there.” The second contractor suggested a rock formation for a fountain, but had not proffered renderings or an estimate by Tuesday.

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Myakka City man crows about his favorite hobby, racing pigeons.

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f Myakka City’s Charles Cole ever changes his mind, and wants to get out of the sport of pigeon racing, he might be in trouble. When it comes to pigeon racing, there is no going back. Well, unless you are a pigeon. “Once you start taking care of them, you can try to get rid of them, but they just come back,” Cole said. “You can transport them thousands of miles away, and then they’ll be back on your doorstep in a few days. It looks like I am stuck with pigeons.” That’s OK with Cole, who has become absorbed in the sport. After serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq in 2003-2004 and then living in Germany in 2005, Cole moved back to the United States and lived in downtown Sarasota for a while before moving to Myakka City. Now 39, Cole enjoys the farm life. “My dad (Charles Cole) did it when I was a kid, and I remember it being a pain,” Cole said of farming. “When I came back from Germany in April of 2005, I thought I was missing something in my life. Then I thought to myself, I need some pigeons.” He got them. Cole has 50 pigeons to go with a dog and two horses. Cole joined the Sarasota Pigeon Club four years ago. Most members of the Sarasota Pigeon Club are seniors, including the oldest member, 93-year-old Ralf Serpi, but Cole gives hope the club will survive into the future. The sport’s popularity has waned, according to Sarasota’s Charlie Busack, 63, one of the club’s founders.

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“The numbers are going down because it’s harder to get young people to get involved,” he said. “That’s probably because it’s time consuming, and it’s something you have to do every day that doesn’t involve a computer. Young people today don’t want to do things that require the dedication that pigeon flying does.” The eight members of the Sarasota Pigeon Club meet for 10 consecutive Friday nights during each season, which runs from September through December for the younger birds that fly up to 300 miles, and February through April for the older birds that fly up to 500 miles. On Nov. 25, a truck made stops in Naples, Fort Myers, Port Charlotte and Sarasota to pick up all the pigeons from the various Floridia clubs for a race. Cole’s racers were among them. Each individual pigeon is armed with an electronic device that is wrapped around its leg. The device tracks the distance and time it takes each bird to get back to its loft, giving the members the average speed of their birds. On Saturday evenings during the racing season, each club gets together and determines the winner of the race, and then moves on to the next race. The number of birds each member races depends on the owners. Some of the members breed more birds than others. “Some guys breed about 100 a

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year,” Cole said. “I try to breed 50 a year. And other guys do 20. When you have less birds, it’s easier to keep up with every single one of them individually. “But if something happens, and a hawk or raccoon gets to them, then you have a smaller amount of pigeons to race. Everyone has different ways of handling their own flock.” Pigeon purse money can run into thousands of dollars for a race, but many of the pigeon racers, like Cole, do it as a hobby simply because it’s fun. Sarasota’s Jeff Sarmiento, 55, said it’s another form of competition. “I started racing when I was in sixth grade,” Sarmiento said. “Once you get it in your blood, it’s hard to get rid of it. Training is work, breeding is work and cleaning is work. But the racing is fun. “Once the trailer leaves with your pigeons, you get to sit out there the next day and just watch the sky, wondering when the birds are going to come. It’s exciting.” Cole is passionate about the sport because of the training. “You start breeding in late December, then the first race is the last week of September,” Cole said. “You spend nine months breeding and training before the first race. Then, when you get a bunch back from their first race, if some even seem to have a good time, you feel like you’ve accomplished something.” Even homing pigeons need practice. The trainers take them five miles away and turn them loose, then 10 miles and gradually increase the distance to more than 50 miles. “Winning races is my favorite part of the sport,” Busack said. “Each race is testing your ability to race good pigeons against everyone else. It’s a test every year of who did a better job of picking mates, training the birds and getting them ready to race.”

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long the lines of finding out whether Santa sleeps with his beard inside or outside the covers comes another eternal mystery. How does a beauty pageant winner keep that crown on her head? Last week, Lakewood Ranch’s Samantha Hyatt revealed information previously kept secret for 100 years. Hyatt, 19, has won three pageants, holding the title of Miss Southeast Florida Outstanding Teen in 2014, the Miss Central Florida title in 2016 and the crown for Miss DeSoto Heritage Queen for 2017. Along with the titles comes the responsibility of representing those pageants at events all over the state. Whenever Hyatt, a 2015 Lakewood Ranch High School graduate, shows up, she is wearing a crown. For those dying to know, Hyatt takes a pair of pipe cleaners and wraps them into a T formation. She slides the pipe cleaners into her hair, then connects her crown to the T with “a whole lot” of bobby pins. Solid as a rock. Hyatt laughed easily while telling the story and never once ventured into the stiff, snooty attitude we have been taught to expect from beauty queens. Home from the University of Florida, she took the time to dispel a few beauty queen stereotypes. “One, people think pageant girls are ditzy,” Hyatt said. “They see a girl on stage being asked to solve the wage gap. She is on live television.” It’s kind of the difference between watching Jeopardy! at home and being able to answer all the questions as opposed to live television. Pure pressure. “What you don’t see is her 10-minute interview with the

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Samantha Hyatt earned the title of Miss DeSoto Heritage Queen.

judges behind the scenes,” Hyatt said. She considers many of her competitors to be a lot like her, and that’s saying a lot. Hyatt finished in the top 4% of her graduating class at Lakewood Ranch High and she was a National Honor Society member. She has been on the dean’s list every semester at the University of Florida. She is going to complete her degree in public relations and elementary education in three years. In other words, don’t get into a debate with the ditz. That doesn’t mean she can’t look downright silly on stage. She remembered one pageant where she forgot the entire middle of her rifle routine. She somehow placed her hands wrong on the rifle and her muscle memory took a hike. Her parents, Pam and Russell Hyatt of Lakewood Ranch, and grandmother, Pat Ciemniecki, knew from the look on her face something had gone very wrong. Fortunately, the judges didn’t seem to notice.

The other stereotype involves the contestants being catty. Hyatt said the popular notion is that contestants put jalapeño peppers into each other’s lipstick or steal their shoes. It just isn’t the case. “You will hear someone say, ‘Can someone put on my fake eyelashes?’ and then three girls are willing to help put them on even though they need to go on stage in a minute,” she said. And nobody will steal her shoes. “No one has big feet like me,” she said. Trotting out that self-effacing attitude left little doubt Hyatt, who will compete in the Miss Florida contest next July in the hope of earning a spot in the Miss America contest, is more a down-to-earth, hometown girl than rising starlet. So much so, her shot at representing Florida in the national contest might be a bit compromised. “I could be more toned,” she admits. “I would be slimmer if I worked out more. And I’m a picky eater and I accept that. I

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ented person,” she said. “All my family lives around (Lakewood Ranch).” Those who run businesses in the area might hope her resume comes across their desk. She spent 13 years in the Girl Scouts and earned the “Gold Award,” the organization’s highest achievement. Think Eagle Scout for the Boys Scouts. She argues the point as part of her Miss America platform that more girls should stay in Girl Scouts through their teenage years. No matters what happens with the Miss Florida contest, she is excited about representing DeSoto Heritage for the next year. She loves parades and interacting with crowds. She doesn’t mind that people tend to criticize the way she waves. “Parades are perhaps the most fun thing I’ve done,” she said. “I’m waving to little kids and blowing kisses. Do I look beautiful? I am not concerned, even though people tell me I am not waving the right way. “It’s supposed to be wrist, elbow, elbow. That’s so weird.” So if you see her at a parade, wave back, or wait until Manatee County has another fair pageant. Despite winning supposedly bigger and better contests, Hyatt will be back. “My cousin, Beth Ciemniecki, is the current Miss Manatee County Fair Queen,” Hyatt said with a laugh. “I’m going back. I need to fulfill that one.”

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don’t like vegetables ... only corn and potatoes. I am not going to win the swimsuit (part of the competition).” She laughed at the revelation, feeling quite comfortable in her beauty pageant skin. You see, Hyatt never started competing in pageants to become a movie star or be discovered as a major talent. Oh, sure, as a little girl, she used to tell her friends she would someday be a famous rock star, but she didn’t plan on getting there because of her looks. When she was 7 years old, Hyatt decided to compete in the Manatee County Fair pageant for the first time. “I got to wear a pretty dress,” she said. She didn’t win. In fact, she came back to the fair nine consecutive years, and never won. It was the only pageant in which she competed until she was 16. Then something happened. The pageants added a talent phase to the competition. Hyatt always was a master of the interview sessions, but now she was able to add some more ammunition to her routine. She handled a rifle for the Lakewood Ranch High School Marching Band’s color guard. Judges and audiences loved watching her toss the rifle in the air. She won the Miss Southeast Florida Teen Competition even though low ceilings made it tough to complete her talent routine. Suddenly, she had to rethink her commitment to the pageants. She started studying current events. Her parents urged her to practice more with her rifle. Despite her success, Hyatt hasn’t changed. She is on the three-year plan to graduation at the University of Florida because she wants to come home. Yes, come home. “I’ve always been a family ori-

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The Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness fundraiser always has been special for the Food Bank of Manatee volunteers. But the real party happens before the event, which this year will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2 on Lakewood Main Street. The Food Bank of Manatee needed more than 500 bowls painted for the occasion. “We had three different paint parties that we held,” said Stephanie Grepling, marketing and communications manager at Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee. “It was a lot of fun, and people could bring wine and food. It was a great way for the community to come together and help make bowls. Kids of all ages came, and ladies, groups, businesses. It was a lot of fun.” Now it’s time for celebrity pourers to dish up the main course. For $25, Empty Bowls patrons receive soup in a custommade ceramic bowl. A variety of soups will be provided by local restaurants along with French

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Above: Volunteers attended painting parties to create more than 500 bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowls event put on by Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee. Left: Stephanie Grepling, marketing and communications manager at Meals on Wheels Plus, holds one of the ceramic bowls that were made for the Empty Bowls event.

bread. And patrons get to keep the bowl. The goal of the event is to raise hunger awareness, using the symbolic meal of soup and bread. “One in every five kids in Manatee County is hungry,” Grepling said. “It’s alarming. We hope that these bowls can act as a souvenir, and a reminder, of all of the hungry families, especially during the holidays.” It all started with the painting parties. “The best part about the painting parties, I think, was that it was

really interactive,” Grepling said. “It’s one thing to go to a fundraiser, but it’s another thing to actually get involved.” It’s one of the favorite times of year for Maribeth Phillips, chief executive officer of Meals on Wheels Plus. “Not only is it such an enjoyable event that people look forward to every year, it’s such a meaningful luncheon,” Phillips said. “Those who attend help us

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WASTED TIME OR JUST WASTED? 27th Street Court East and 36th Avenue East, Bradenton Possession of marijuana: A Sheriff’s deputy was sitting at an intersection when a white Ford F-320 sped past going eastbound. The deputy began chase and the vehicle revved its engine and continued to accelerate. The vehicle eventually began to slow down and came to a stop. While speaking with the man, the deputy noticed a strong odor of marijuana. A search of the vehicle yielded a small bag of marijuana and a glass pipe. The man told the deputy he was wasting his time arresting him. The man was placed under arrest.

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APARTMENT MIGHT HAVE SPOOKY INTRUDER 8100 block of Nature’s Way, Bradenton Suspicious circumstances: A woman who travels for work was told by her downstairs neighbor that whenever she travels the neighbor can hear heavy footsteps in her apartment. The woman called the Sheriff’s Office and reported the conversation and noted that she hasn’t found her residence unsecured. She also never has found anything disturbed or missing. The woman couldn’t provide a name for her neighbor but told the deputy the woman lives directly underneath her apartment. The deputy had no luck making contact with the neighbor. The woman said her deadbolt always is secured, but she said her door handle was wiggly, so she replaced it. The deputy was going to continue to try to make contact with the neighbor.

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HOT TOPIC TRIGGERS ARGUMENT 15000 block of Mulholland Road, Parrish Domestic dispute: A Sheriff’s deputy responded to a domestic dispute after a family member called to report a heated argument. Upon arrival, the deputy discovered a family argument, the day before Thanksgiving, over Buffalo dipping sauce. The deputy didn’t note whether the nature of the argument was about the sauce being too spicy, or whether a family member ate more than his share.

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“I’m like a squirrel on coffee after a meet.” — First Pull weightlifter Alyssa Page on her adrenaline during competitions. SEE PAGE 17A

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Fly like 5 an Eagle

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On Nov. 22, Karen Fehr recorded a hole-in-one on the 16th hole at University Park Country Club. She used a TaylorMade 8 iron to sink the 108-yard shot.

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Devin Twenty scored 17 points to lead the Lakewood Ranch boys basketball team to a 60-50 win over Belen Jesuit on Nov. 26 at Lehigh’s Lightning Turkey Shootout.

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On Nov. 26, Cierra McKinon had a teamhigh 13 rebounds in the Lakewood Ranch girls basketball team’s 53-35 win over Winter Park at the Florida Prospects Thanksgiving Classic in Orlando.

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Len Baggerman and Gary Doyle won a Men’s Golf Association 1 Best Ball of 2 event at Palm Aire Country Club on Nov. 23. The pair shot a combined 10-under-par.

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On Nov. 26, Sid Miner and David Hirst shot 14 over to win a Men’s Golf Association Quota Points event at Palm Aire Country Club.

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Out-of-Door tennis player ready to test major college ranks. RYAN KOHN SPORTS REPORTER

In an age of grunting in women’s professional tennis, Out-of Door Academy senior Maria Ross was calm and quiet as she smashed balls Nov. 22 in practice at Lakewood Ranch Country Club. She says her mental strength and focus on the court gives her an edge over competitors. No grunting, no extraneous movements, no stress. Ross was preparing for the United States Tennis Association National Level II junior tournament that was held Nov. 26-27 on Amelia Island. She also has been busy focusing on academics, which need to be in order for her move to Boston College, the next stop in her tennis career. Ross, who made the quarterfinals of the tournament before losing, can’t wait to be an Eagle. As a child, she did not dream of playing tennis professionally like her peers. She wanted to play high-level college tennis. Now, she will get to do just that. The 2014 Class 1A state champion is a five-star recruit, according to the Tennis Recruiting Network, and is ranked 54th on the site’s national recruiting list. She enjoys playing individual juniors, but is looking forward to focusing solely on team tennis. “Having teammates and traveling with them, and having a coach with you as well, that’s where I play my best tennis, really,” she said. “You want to rise up to that occasion and play your best. Your teammates are counting on you.” Ross said her new teammates at Boston College were immediately welcoming when she took an unofficial visit to the school in February, as was head coach Nigel Bentley. The other appealing aspect of her visit was seeing just how much the students there loved their school. Committing as early as possible was a goal for Ross, and she did, never wavering on her choice. She officially signed with the school on Nov. 13. Ross said she knew in her heart she would be happy with her decision. She has worked with Lakewood Ranch Country Club Head Tennis Pro Chris Marquez for about a year and a half. She credits him supporting her throughout the recruiting process and for helping her perform well in big tournaments. “We have a lot of fun during practices. It’s not just practice

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with him,” Ross said. “We have a great relationship, so we talk about a bunch of things.” Ross has a pro-style shot, Marquez said. She is also aggressive. Instead of falling back on her heels in tight spots, Ross likes to get close to the net and pressure her opponent. “Maria (Ross) hits a different ball than any other girl I have ever worked with,” Marquez said. “There is not much technically to fix. She just has to understand and utilize her weapons.” While Marquez has contributed to Ross’ recent success, it was her mother, Irina Ross, who taught her the game when she was 6 years old. Irina Ross was a top junior tennis player in her home country of Russia before moving to the United States. “She put in so much hard work with me,” Maria Ross said of her mother. “Even when she would probably rather be at the pool.” One of Ross’ fondest tennis memories came at an under-10 tournament at Longwood Athletic Club in Sarasota when she was 9. It was her mom’s birthday. Ross reached the finals and faced off against a girl she had never beaten. She quickly dropped the first set, but Ross did not quit. She rallied and won the second set, then won the tiebreaker. “I was so happy,” Ross said. “I had my trophy and I ran up to her (Irina Ross). It was a special moment I’ll always remember.”

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t is easy to find the First Pull Olympic Weightlifting team area when you go through the doors of the Lakewood Ranch branch of the Manatee YMCA. Just follow the clanging of steel. Lakewood Ranch High School sophomore Natasha Wanjohi found the program, which was started by Paul Harris five months ago. Wanjohi got her start in fitness sports by teaching herself CrossFit, then transitioned into the sport of weightlifting. Although her maximum “clean and jerk” is 95 pounds, she expects to raise it to 150 pounds within six months, with Harris’ guidance. Harris was asked by Sean Allison, CEO and president of the Manatee YMCA, to start the program because he has 25 years of competitive coaching experience. He has been able to convince his newest athletes that weightlifting involves mental conditioning as well as physical. His athletes believe the weight is not the issue, since the body can handle it as long as they are progressing at a steady rate and not pushing themselves past their limits. The problem stems from not believing their body can handle the weight. “You second guess yourself,” Wanjohi said. “When that happens, you don’t always get it (the lift).” Harris believes in his athletes, and his goal is to get as many

young adults scholarships in weightlifting as possible, to help make college more affordable. Athletes such as Wanjohi are young and just getting started, but Harris already has some lifters who are attracting attention from colleges. Bayshore junior Nicole Citera is in the middle of that process. She was in ROTC her freshman year and participated in Raider competitions, but only the ROTC strength events. She soon discovered her talents could best be put to use elsewhere, and started weightlifting. Harris called Citera the most disciplined athlete he has ever coached. She has not missed or been late to a single practice since joining First Pull. On Oct. 8, Citera competed at the Tampa Bay Area Classic and qualified for the 2016 USA Weightlifting American Open Championship in Orlando on Dec. 8-11. Citera lifts because it makes her feel good, and she likes being strong. She likes that weightlifting is an individual sport. “All of my progress is happening through me,” Citera said. Citera’s teammate, Bayshore junior Alyssa Page, started lifting for a different reason, to relieve stress. She was a victim of bullying in middle school. Around the same time, her parents separated. All of Page’s pent-up aggression needed an outlet, so she decided to try weightlift-

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Natasha Wanjohi said her goal is to get her max clean and jerk up to 150 pounds in six months.

ing. Page said she views herself as an underdog and that makes her willing to learn the technique and put in the mental reps required to be great at her new sport. She has struggled a bit to perform in practice because it doesn’t involve the adrenaline rush present at competitions. “I’m like a squirrel on coffee after a meet,” Page said. Harris said Page and Citera are good enough to get scholarships.

Unfortunately, their options are limited. Only seven universities in the United States have Olympic-style weightlifting programs. Lindenwood University, in Missouri, is one that intrigues the pair. All these athletes are in First Pull’s advanced group, but if you think weightlifting is something you would like to try, there is also a beginning group that meets Tuesday and Wednesday nights

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The Out-of-Door Academy girls soccer team is red-hot, winning its first four games by a combined score of 27-3. It will look to continue its great start against Sarasota Christian at 5 p.m. at home. Junior Abby LaGasse and freshman Natalie Gorji lead the Thunder attack.

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The Lakewood Ranch girls basketball team has a home matchup against Lakewood at 7:30 p.m. Lakewood beat Gibbs 102-16 to open its season, so this should be a challenge for the Mustangs. Lakewood Ranch will need players like senior Aleah Robinson and junior Emma Fazio to have strong performances.

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The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team will close out the 2016 Nike International Friendlies and U.S. Soccer Academy Winter Showcase at Premier Sports Campus with a 7:30 p.m. match against Brazil. Will Pulisic, a cousin of budding U.S. superstar Christian Pulisic, is the U-17 team’s goaltender.

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The Lakewood Ranch boys soccer team takes on Sarasota at 7:30 p.m. at home. Senior forward Ricky Yanez and junior goaltender Josh Lavieri have come up big for the Mustangs. When these two teams played on Nov. 10, Lakewood Ranch won 7-0. This should be another fun one for Mustangs’ fans to watch.

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CARRIAGE RIDES Runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch Main Street. The plaza will celebrate the holidays with carriage rides, carolers and Santa strolls. For information, visit lakewoodranch.com.

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HOLIDAY DECORATING PARTY Runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Braden River Library, 4915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton. The Friends of Braden River Library invite the public to help decorate the library for the holidays. All ages are welcome to enjoy snacks and crafts as part of the festivities. For information, call 727-6079.

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EMPTY BOWLS Runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Lakewood Main Street. Enjoy soup and bread from local restaurants and get a hand-painted ceramic bowl to keep. The event supports Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee Inc., its food bank and other programs. Tickets cost $25. For information, visit mealsonwheelsplus.org.

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JINGLE BELL RUN Registration begins at 4 p.m. and the race begins at 6 p.m. starting on Lakewood Main Street. The Arthritis Foundation and Gettel Toyota Lakewood present the 21st annual Jingle Bell Run. Besides the race, participants will be treated to plenty of kids’ activities, such as face painting, arts and crafts, games and a visit from Santa. A holiday costume contest will be held for anyone who would like to enter. After the race, food and drinks, including beer for the adults, will be available. A silent auction will be held for the Arthritis Foundation. For information and to register, go to jbr.org.

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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Runs from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at MacAllisters Grill and Tavern, 8110 Lakewood Main St., Lakewood Ranch. Families can come for food and photos with Santa. For information and pricing, call 359-2424. SERVICE OF HOPE Starts at 5 p.m. at Peace Presbyterian Church, 12705 State Road 64 E., Bradenton. This program is open to anyone in the community who finds getting through the holidays to be difficult. The service will include lighting candles, a time of mediation, scripture, music and prayer. There will be refreshments after the service. For information, call 753-7778. ‘THE PERFECT DAY’ Starts at 6 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch Baptist Church, 5600 Deer Drive, Sarasota. National faith-based JCFilms will show its new film, “The Perfect Day,� exploring the question, “What would happen in America if simultaneous terrorist attacks happened on one day.� The film is created by Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack survivors and U.S. military veterans. The film has a faith-based message meant to start a national awareness and discussion on issues such as border protection, homegrown terrorism, radical Islam in America, weakened national security and to reinvigorate a sense of patriotism. Filmmakers will be available to introduce and host the screening and speak afterward. To view a trailer or for more information, visit theperfectdayfilm.com or visit lwrbc.com.

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PHOTOS WITH SANTA Runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch Cinemas, 10715 Rodeo Drive, Lakewood Ranch. Guests can take free photos with Santa. For information, visit lakewoodranch.com. CAR SHOW Runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Enjoy classic cars, food, music, prizes and the thunderous roar of engines. For more information, visit lakewoodranch.com. HOLIDAY SOCIAL Runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Michael Saunders & Co., 8325 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. Join the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and Young Leaders Alliance for this holiday social. Event is free for members or $10 for nonmembers. For information, visit lwrba.org or call 757-1664.

THURSDAY, DEC. 8

KIDNEY CARE OPEN HOUSE Runs from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fresenius Kidney Care, 8037 Cooper Creek Blvd., Bradenton. Fresenius Kidney Care is hosting a five-year anniversary open house for its dialysis unit. Hors d’oeuvres and cake will be served. Guest can tour the facility and meet the staff. Reservations are required and can be made, along with more information, at 351-1641.

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HOLIDAYS AROUND THE RANCH Runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Enjoy skating, cookie decorating, caroling, the lighting of a Christmas tree and Santa’s parade at this annual event hosted by Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Corp. For more information, visit lwrcac.com. ‘POP THROUGH THE STAGES’ Shows at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and Dec. 10, at Lakewood Ranch High School, 5500 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. The Lakewood Ranch High School Theater Department presents this cabaret show titled “Pop Through the Stages.” Tickets cost $5. For information, call 7276100, Ext. 2189.

SATURDAY, DEC. 10

BEARADISE RANCH TOURS Begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and then runs Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the winter at Bearadise Ranch, 6908 245th Street E., Myakka City. Learn about bears and gain an appreciation for them during a tour of Bearadise Ranch. Reservations are required. For information or to reserve, ca visit bearadiseranch.com or call 322-2462.

SUNDAY, DEC. 11

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Runs from 9 to 11 a.m. at Ed’s Tavern, 10719 Rodeo Drive, Lakewood Ranch. Families can come out for pictures with Santa, food and other festivities for a fee. For more information, call 907-0400. SHOEBOX PARTY Runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at Day-

break Adult Day Center, 10920 State Road 70 E., Bradenton. The public is invited to fill shoeboxes with toiletries and other items to be delivered to senior citizens in need through Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee’s Meals on Wheels program. Lids and bottoms to each shoe box should be wrapped separately and bound together with a rubber band. Guests can donate prepared shoe boxes or to make financial contributions. For information, visit mealsonwheelsplus.org.

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NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Runs from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Join Manatee County’s Parks and Natural Resources Department for its annual “A Night Before Christmas” celebration with 10 tons of snow, face painting, bounce houses, a snow slide, wagon rides and visits with Santa. Santa is expected to arrive by helicopter at 4 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. Activity wristbands cost $5. For information, call 742-5923.

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The University Park Women’s Club received a firsthand look at the struggles caused by blindness during a tour of Southeastern Guide Dogs’ 33-acre campus in Palmetto. Ambassador handler Beth Glenn and her dog, DiPaolo, gave the group a comprehensive overview of the program, while trainers worked with club members, taking them on a blindfolded walk. Club members Irene Jerue and

Maureen Ryan organized the visit, largely because of their love of dogs. However, they also wanted to learn more about Southeastern’s program and renovations of the facility. Southeastern Guide Dogs, founded in 1972, is internationally accredited. It receives no government funding and currently serves more than 450 guide dog school graduates. It places more than 100 dogs with the visually impaired and veterans, at no charge, each year. For information, contact guidedogs.org.

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Bird basics The Gardener’s Group of the University Park Women’s Club recently visited the 360-acre Celery Fields park in Sarasota County. Audubon Society Director Jeanne Dubi, a naturalist guide, led gardeners through the park, which has a bird-watching facility and nature center. “To date, 217 species of birds have been sighted and recorded,” UPWC spokeswoman Maria Meredith said. Gardeners toured a garden designed by nursery owner Tom Heitzman. For information, visit sarasotaaudubon.org.

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home in Country Club Village at Lakewood Ranch topped all transactions in this week’s real estate. Dolores Hill, trustee, and Terrance Hill, of Lakewood Ranch, sold the home at 8223 Championship Court to Harry Cruncleton, trustee, of Lakewood Ranch, for $660,000. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,896 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $730,000 in 2004.

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Robert and Charlene McDaniel sold their home at 7642 Silverwood Court to Randy and Judy Marquardt, of Lakewood Ranch, for $605,000. Built in 2008, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,674 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $600,000 in 2015. Stephen and Diana Swets, of Lakewood Ranch, sold their home at 7621 Portstewart Drive to Richard and Melody Arndt, trustee, of Rockford, Mich., for $525,000. Built in 2010, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,422 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $510,000 in 2014. Charles and Lucilla Eschmann, of Sarasota, sold their home at 7154 Sandhills Place to Dolores Hill, trustee, and Terrance Hill, for $425,000. Built in 2002, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,268 square feet of living area. THE MOORINGS AT EDGEWATER

Marc Preininger, William Preininger Jr., Michael Preininger and Lisa Preininger, of Lakewood Ranch, sold their Unit 202 condominium at 6423 Moorings Point Circle to Jack and Laura Benson, of Lakewood Ranch, for $577,900.

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Constance Sanders and Carl Koenig sold their home at 5129 88th St. E., to Lawrence and Maxine Wolfe, of Bradenton, for $550,000. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,905 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $710,000 in 2005. BRIDGEWATER AT LAKEWOOD RANCH

Lennar Homes LLC sold the home at 13419 Ramblewood Trail to Nicholas and Lindsay Allen, of Lakewood Ranch, for $500,000. Built in 2016, it has six bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,960 square feet of living area. RIVER CLUB NORTH

Jeremy and Casey Dawson, of Bradenton, sold their home at 6120 Glen Abbey Lane to Alan and Margaret Lange, of Bradenton, for $498,000. Built in 1993, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,085 square feet of living area. It sold for $454,000 in 2015. GREYHAWK LANDING WEST

Lonald and Rebecca Cassel, of Mahomet, Ill., sold their home

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at 723 Honeyflower Loop to Michael and Mary Wunderlich, of Bradenton, for $471,400. Built in 2014, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,721 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $445,000 in 2014. ASHLEY TRACE AT UNIVERSITY PLACE

Christina Foster, of Bradenton, sold her home at 7603 Charleston St., to Joseph Cannova and Jo Ann Brancato Cannova, trustees, of Bradenton, for $435,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, two-and-ahalf baths, a pool and 2,687 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $325,000 in 2015. RIVERDALE REVISED

Chad and Emma Decker sold their home at 4708 Clipper Drive to Troy Barnett, of Bradenton, for $426,000. Built in 1997, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 2,106 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $375,000 in 2014. CENTRAL PARK

Christine Davis, of Tampa, sold her home at 12147 Longview Lake Circle to Bryan and Brenda Lavigne, of Oswego, Ore., for $395,000. Built in 2014, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,141 square feet of

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6919 Brier Creek Court A4156611 $874,900 Diana Michel

Lakewood Ranch 941-388-4447 941-266-2677

6831 Dominion Lane A4157225 $779,000 Tina Ciaccio

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-685-8420

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

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-448-3301

11827 River Shores Trail A4146841 $2,350,000 Debbie Vogler

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

6302 Thorndon Circle A4169714 $629,000 Beth Ann Boyer

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

12247 Thornhill Court A4161764 $620,000 Mugsie Quinlan

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-350-2833

7930 Royal Birkdale Circle A4148094 $599,999 Nicole Ryskamp

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-807-1766

8313 Heritage Grand Place A4156454 $569,900 Lynne Callahan

living area. It previously sold for $356,000 in 2014. Telly and Tamara Violetto, of Bradenton, sold their home at 4903 Boston Common Glen to Felipe Gonzalez, of Bradenton, for $292,000. Built in 2013, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,865 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $220,100 in 2014. SUMMERFIELD VILLAGE

Robert Jones and Beth Jones, of Bradenton, sold their home at 6522 Sundew Court to Pamela Strickland, of Lakewood Ranch, for $365,000. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,148 square feet of living area. Larry Jacklin, of Bradenton, sold his home at 11824 Winding Woods Way to Paul and Madeline Baran, of Bradenton, for $328,200. Built in 2000, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,051 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $201,300 in 2000. HERITAGE HARBOUR

Sharon Weaver, of Riverview, sold her home at 312 Whispering Palms Lane to James and Diane Dupuis, of Bradenton, for $345,000. Built in 2015, it has four bedrooms, three baths and is 2,297 square feet. It sold for $350,300 in 2015.

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Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-720-3278

6553 The Masters Avenue A4169358 $558,000 Sue Cosgrove-lee

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7216 Pasadena Glen A4156467 $2,295,000 Deborah Angelo O’Mara

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-780-5214

7605 Portstewart Drive A4165999 $499,000 Linda Driggs

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

7346 Edenmore Street A4161904 $469,000 John Camino, PA

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-685-5060

12037 Thornhill Court A4166128 $460,000 Mugsie Quinlan

13853 Siena Loop A4130569 $410,000 Sylvia Zimmerman

Lakewood Ranch 941-383-7591 941-350-5022

4922 Peridia Boulevard E A4169230 $400,000 Debbie Vogler

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-350-2833

Braden River 941-748-6300 941-705-3328

6303 3rd Avenue NW A4166543 $424,990 Barbara Wong & Jim McElhinney

3312 7th Street Court W A4170051 $375,000 Jamie Van Vliet

Bradenton 941-748-6300 348-9504 or 773-1199

Palmetto 941-907-9595 941-993-8996

728 132nd Street Circle Ne A4168165 $415,000 Autumn Moore

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-320-5823

5202 20th Avenue W A4164916 $350,000 Kathy Valente

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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 Nov. 14 through 18, in order of dollar amounts.

E AST CO U N T Y Address

Permit

Applicant

5135 Creekside Trail

Door/Windows

Margaret Shaw

$ 259,000

22334 Panther Loop

Addition

Louis Giusto

$ 200,000

14106 11th Terrace N.E.

Pool

Thomas Powderham

4744 Oak Run Drive

Renovations

Rollin Seal

$ 60,000

7302 Mayfair Court

Reroof

John Arlen

$ 52,500

7105 Pine Valley St.

Remodel

Katherine Depadua

$ 49,241

10023 Carnoustie Place

Pool

Perry Simson

$ 44,409

12047 Forest Park Circle

Pool

James Venable

$ 42,000

8941 Stone Harbour Loop

Pool

John Bowman

$ 41,195

7031 Langley Place

Reroof

Patricia Walsh

$ 40,000

22102 64th Ave. E.

Pool

Jacqueline Weachock

$ 38,000

15217 Castle Park Terrace

Pool

Arthur Fleming

$ 35,140

11920 Forest Park Circle

Pool

Stacey Rosing

$ 34,943

7826 Drayton Circle

Door/Windows

Pablo Rodriguez

$ 31,500

16311 Baycross Drive

Mechanical

Kent Spafford

$ 30,800

6903 Drewrys Bluff

Reroof

Gerald Hirtzer

$ 22,110

6924 Ranch Road

Door/Windows

James Weir

$ 18,400

4010 Caddie Drive E.

Reroof

Chester Kobel

$ 18,260

7161 Fairway Bend Circle

Remodel

David Day

$ 17,000

5406 83rd Terrace E.

Re-roof

Kenneth Pyle

$ 16,800

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$ 76,195

16315 Clearlake Avenue A4164194 $2,350,000 Drew Russell

Lakewood Ranch 941-951-6660 941-993-3739

Source: Manatee County

6406 Watercrest Way 303 A4160936 $349,000 Deborah Angelo O’Mara

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

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

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

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

2508 14th Avenue W A A4166692 $235,000 Joanne Jenkins

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

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-807-1766

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-228-7878

6590 Blue Grosbeak Circle A4169135 $300,000 Laurie Jarema

3603 101st Avenue E A4164191 $222,000 Vicki Gill

16107 Clearlake Avenue A4166945 $1,850,000 Barbara Najmy

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

Lennar Homes LLC sold the home at 6720 Willowshire Way to David Hurwitch and Anna Marques, of Bradenton, for $239,800. Built in 2016, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,529 square feet of living area. SEE REAL ESTATE PAGE 12B

Palmetto 941-748-6300 713-9142 or 713-9144

5804 115th Drive E A4165519 $339,900 Trish Chandler

1281 Gulf Of Mexico Drive 906 A4159835 $1,795,000 Laurie M Mock

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-321-3410

Parrish 941-748-6300 863-529-7922

4703 4th Avenue Drive E A4167466 $299,000 Maria Christenson

149 Nightingale Circle A4168462 $104,000 Betsy Schutz

Longboat Key 941-896-9981 941-232-3665

19428 Ganton Avenue A4135661 $1,748,000 Deborah Angelo O’Mara & Tom Cinquegrano

The Concession 941-907-9595 941-730-0777

Parrish 941-907-9595 941-306-9533

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

7710 Lake Vista Court 203 A4165110 $310,000 Nicole Ryskamp

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-705-5704

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

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-504-3792

8710 Gulf Drive A4160253 $1,200,000 Erica Thomas

Anna Maria 941-748-6300 941-799-9365

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

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

10804 Riverbank Terrace A4169182 $1,075,000 Jody Shinn

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-705-5704

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-920-3583

Ellenton 941-748-6300 941-504-1821

8334 Grosvenor Court A4160732 $1,450,000 Beth Ann Boyer & Nancy Phillips

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

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Lennar Homes LLC sold the home at 131 Wandering Wetlands Circle to Michelle Drabant, of Bradenton, for $307,000. Built in 2016, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 1,927 square feet of living area. Lennar Homes LLC sold the home at 7122 Marsh View Terrace to Robert and Karen Feldman, of Lake Ariel, Pa., for $298,000. Built in 2016, it has


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PERIDIA

Mary Hutchison and Laurinda Louks sold their home at 4941 Peridia Blvd. E., to Nancy and Robert Erwin, of Bradenton, for $337,900. Built in 1987, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and is 2,239 square feet. It sold for $272,000 in 2003.

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Patricia Horatschek Bauer and Barry Bauer, of Sarasota, sold their home at 6916 Superior St. Circle to Schuyler and Sharon Seager, of Sarasota, for $325,000. Built in 1995, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,585 square feet of living area. It sold for $375,000 in 2005.

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Slover Hollister, trustee, of Lakewood Ranch, sold the home at 11104 Star Rush Place to Heath Ransbottom, of Lakewood Ranch, for $325,000. Built in 1999, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,093 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $252,000 in 2003.

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Randal Fritsch, of Sarasota, sold his home at 7422 Loblolly Bay Trail to Peter and Megan Lutjens, of Bradenton, for $322,500. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,179 square feet of living area. It sold for $282,500 in 2015. DESOTO LAKES COUNTRY CLUB COLONY

Adrian and Clare Brodie, of Wiltshire, United Kingdom, sold their home at 8072 Estates Drive to Jim and Pamela Ames, of Sarasota, for $295,000. Built in 1983, it has two bedrooms, two

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Heather Stanke and Daniel Sack, trustees, of Palmetto, sold the home at 1255 Hagle Park Road to James and Stephanie Nicholson, of Bradenton, for $283,500. Built in 1971, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,141 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $94,000 in 2015. HARBORAGE ON BRADEN RIVER

River Valley Turf Partnership sold the home at 5534 Whitehead St., to Pamela Coil, of Bradenton, for $279,500. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,090 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $200,000 in 2009. TARA

David and Clare Donofrio, trustees, sold the home at 6811 Brookhaven Place to Michael and Katherine McKernan, of Bradenton, for $270,000. Built in 1996, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,065 square feet of living area. Tony and Linda Markoutsis, of Bradenton, sold their home at 6211 Skyward Court to Jill Parker, of Bradenton, for $270,000. Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,945 square feet of living area.

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