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E A ST COUNTY

Observer Lakewood Ranch’s weekly newspaper since 1998

A new Humane house. PAGE 4

YOU. YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

FREE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018

VOLUME 20, NO. 47

YOUR TOWN

New digs for the hub SMR breaks ground on its Waterside Place project. PAGE 3

Amelia Hanks

In the pink Indigo resident Tom Headley (above) helped Indigo CREW — Cancer Research Everybody Wins — raise $2,769.46 at a fundraiser Oct. 6 at Naughty Monk Brewery in Lakewood Ranch. “My wife, Pat, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of January,” Headley said. “She just finished her treatments in July. I will be running in honor of her.” Headley will be running in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer race Oct. 20 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota as part of team CREW.

A-maze-ing time Seven-acre maze is grown with love at Hunsader Farms. SEE PAGE 8 Pam Eubanks Courtesy photo

Kim and David Hunsader and their daughter, Rachel Hunsader-Sliker, love how much joy the corn maze brings visitors each year.

No strings reunion Heritage Harbour’s Toni Kennedy (above), who entertains children with her puppet, Little Chick, and produces preschool music as Miss Toni & the Macaroni Band, didn’t immediately recognize one of her former musicians without the music. She was performing Oct. 6 at Guitar Center’s Kids Music Day event at University Town Center when Allen Litchfield came up as Kennedy’s song ‘”It’s Cleanup Time,” played in the background. He looked familiar. “He said, ‘That’s me playing the harmonica on that song that’s playing,’” Kennedy said, noting she recorded the song nine years earlier. “It was a real full-circle moment.”

A+E

Pulling wisdom from RAM Amelia Hanks

Annisa Alcantara practices putting in eye drops on fellow MTC student Lucia Loera. Both will work as volunteer assistants at the Remote Area Medical clinic to be held at MTC in Bradenton.

Local dental, vision students gain experience at Remote Area Medical clinic. SEE PAGE 5

Channeling Joan of Arc. INSIDE


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$7,490

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$3,800

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$3,800

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$4,125

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$4,010

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$8,055

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$8,055 $8,055 $8,055

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$4,180

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$4,180

NOW $36,910 NOW NOW $36,910 MSRP $36,910 MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP $41,035 $45,520 $50,465 $39,335 $45,520 NOW $50,465 $41,035$41,035 $39,335 $50,465 $20,990 $20,990 $35,310 $35,310 $39,335 $35,310 NOWNOW NOW $41,510 $42,410 $16,810$20,990 $41,510 $41,510 $45,520 $42,410 $42,410 $16,810 NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW $16,810 NOW $36,910 $41,035 NOW $35,310 $39,335 NOW $41,510 $45,520 NOW $42,410 $50,465 NOW $16,810 $20,990 MSRPMSRP

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$4,480

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$4,720

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$4,720 $4,720$4,720

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$6,830

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$6,830 $6,830 $6,830

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$7,135

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$7,135$7,135 $7,135

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$6,080

$6,080 $6,080

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$6,080

NOW NOW $19,910 NOW MSRP $19,910 MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP $24,390 $25,440 $28,045 $24,390$24,390 $27,130 $27,130 $25,440 NOW $28,045 $28,045 $29,690 $29,690 $22,410 $22,410 $22,410 $27,130 NOWNOW $18,610 $20,910 $23,610$29,690 NOW $18,610 $25,440 $20,910 $23,610 $18,610 $20,910 NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW $23,610 NOW NOW NOW $19,910 $19,910 $24,390 NOW $22,410 $27,130 NOW $18,610 $25,440 NOW $20,910 $28,045 NOW $23,610 $29,690 MSRPMSRP

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2018 ESCAPE TITANIUM 2018 ESCAPE TITANIUM2018 2018 ESCAPE TITANIUM EDGE SEEDGE 2018 EDGE SEL 2018 EDGE TITANIUM 2018AWD EDGE AWD - SPORT 2018 EDGE SEL 2018 EDGE TITANIUM 2018 EDGE - -SPORT 2018 EDGE SE SE 20182018 EDGE SEL 2018 EDGE TITANIUM 2018 EDGE AWD SPORT 2018 ESCAPE TITANIUM 2018 SE 2018 EDGE SEL 2018 EDGE TITANIUM 2018 EDGE AWD - SPORT STK#: JUC85016 STK#: JBB98666 STK#: JBC35362 STK#: JBB48629 STK#: JBC53749 STK#: JUC85016 STK#: JBB98666 STK#: JBC35362 STK#: JBB48629 STK#: STK#:EDGE JUC85016 STK#: JBB98666 STK#: JBC35362 STK#: JBB48629 STK#:JBC53749 JBC53749 STK#: JUC85016 SAVINGS

$7,050

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$7,050 $7,050 $7,050

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$6,000

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$6,000 $6,000$6,000

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$6,365

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$6,365 $6,365 $6,365

STK#: JBB48629 SAVINGS

$8,035

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$8,035 $8,035 $8,035

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$6,445

$6,445

$6,445 $6,445

NOW $27,410 NOW NOW $27,410 $24,310 $24,310 $30,310 $24,310 NOWNOW MSRP $27,410 MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP NOW $34,460 $33,675 $39,545 $30,310 $33,675 NOW $39,545 $34,460$34,460 $30,310 $39,545 $43,755 $43,755 $27,310 $31,510 $37,310$43,755 $27,310 $27,310 $33,675 $31,510 $31,510 $37,310 NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW $37,310 NOW NOW NOW NOW $27,410 $34,460 NOW $24,310 $30,310 NOW $27,310 $33,675 NOW $31,510 $39,545 NOW $37,310 $43,755 MSRPMSRP

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2019 FLEX 2019 FLEX SEL 2019 SEL FLEX SEL 2019 FLEX LTD 2018 EXPLORER BASE 2018 EXPLORER 2018 EXPLORER 2019 FLEX 2019 LTD FLEX LTD 20182018 EXPLORER EXPLORER BASE BASE 2018 2018 EXPLORER EXPLORER XLT XLT XLT 2018 2018 EXPLORER EXPLORER LIMITED LIMITEDLIMITED 2019 FLEX SEL 2019 LTD 2018 EXPLORER 2018 EXPLORER 2018 EXPLORER LIMITED STK#: KBA02884 STK#: KBA03435 STK#: JGB27182 STK#: JGB39730 STK#: JGC31378 STK#:FLEX KBA02884 STK#: KBA02884 STK#: KBA03435 STK#: KBA03435BASE STK#: STK#: JGB27182 JGB27182 XLT STK#: STK#: JGB39730 JGB39730 STK#: STK#:JGC31378 JGC31378 STK#: KBA02884 SAVINGS

$5,140

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$5,140 $5,140 $5,140

$5,240

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$5,240 $5,240$5,240

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$8,020

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$8,020 $8,020 $8,020

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$8,070

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$8,070 $8,070 $8,070

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$8,000

$8,000 $8,000

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$8,000

NOW NOW $29,910 NOW $27,310 $35,380 $27,310 $27,310 NOW MSRP $29,910 MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP NOW $35,050 $33,330 $35,380 $43,450 $33,330 NOW $35,380 $35,050$35,050 $43,450 $33,330 $47,910 $47,910 $25,310 $39,910$47,910 $25,310 $39,910 $25,310 $38,210 NOW NOW $38,210 $43,450 NOW $39,910 $38,210 NOW NOW NOW NOWNOW NOW NOW $27,310 $35,050 NOW $38,210 $43,450 NOW $25,310 $33,330 $35,380 NOW $39,910 $47,910 $29,910$29,910 MSRPMSRP

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2018 EXPLORER 2018SPORT EXPLORER 2018 EXPLORER SPORT SPORT2018 EXPLORER PLATINUM EXPEDITION XLT 2018 EXPEDITION 2018 EXPEDITION 2018 EXPLORER PLATINUM 2018 EXPEDITION XLT 2018 EXPEDITION XLT- XLT -MAX MAX- MAX2018 2018 EXPEDITION LIMITED 2018 EXPLORER PLATINUM 20182018 EXPEDITION XLT 2018 EXPEDITION XLT EXPEDITION LIMITEDLIMITED 2018 EXPLORER SPORT EXPLORER 2018 EXPEDITION XLT 2018 EXPEDITION XLT - MAX 2018 EXPEDITION LIMITED STK#:2018 JGC81509 STK#: JGB03712 STK#: JEA38560 STK#: JEA43040 STK#: JGC81509PLATINUM STK#: JGB03712 STK#: JEA38560 STK#: JEA43040 STK#: STK#: JGC81509 STK#: JGB03712 STK#: JEA38560 STK#: JEA43040 STK#:JEA12820 JEA12820STK#: JEA12820 STK#: JGC81509

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$7,205

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$9,240

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$8,575

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$6,010

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$6,010$6,010 $6,010

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$8,765

$8,765 $8,765

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$8,765

NOW NOW $44,310 NOW $44,410 $44,410 $52,985 $44,410 NOW MSRP $44,310 MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP NOW NOW $51,515 $52,985 $59,720 $51,515 $55,750 $52,985 NOW $59,720 $51,515NOW $55,750 $59,720 $71,375 $71,375 $46,510 $46,510 $55,750 $46,510 NOW NOW $53,710 $62,610$71,375 $53,710 $62,610 $53,710 NOW NOW NOW NOW $62,610 NOW $51,515 NOW $46,510 $55,750 NOW $44,410 $52,985 NOW $53,710 $59,720 NOW $62,610 $71,375 $44,310$44,310 MSRPMSRP

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$7,615

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$7,615 $7,615 $7,615

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$7,195 $7,195$7,195

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$10,690

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$10,690 $10,690 $10,690

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$10,305

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$10,305 $10,305 $10,305

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$7,065

$7,065 $7,065

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$7,065

NOW NOW $24,810 NOW $27,910 $41,110 $27,910 $38,600 $41,110 $27,910 $41,110 MSRP $24,810 MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW $32,425 $38,600 $51,415 $36,105 $38,600 NOW $51,415 $32,425$32,425 $36,105 $51,415 $68,475 $68,475 $28,910 $28,910 $36,105 $28,910 NOWNOW NOW $61,410$68,475 $61,410 NOW NOW $61,410 NOW $32,425 NOW $28,910 $36,105 NOW $27,910 $38,600 NOW $41,110 $51,415 NOW $61,410 $68,475 $24,810$24,810 MSRPMSRP

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$7,195

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2018 F-150 KING RANCH 2018 F-150 KING RANCH 2018 F-150 KING RANCH 2018 F-250 XLF-250 2018 F-250 LARIAT 2019 F-250 KING RANCH 2019PLATINUM F-250 PLATINUM 2018 F-250 LARIAT 2019 F-250 KING RANCH 2019 F-250 2018 F-250 XL XL 20182018 F-250 LARIAT 2019 F-250 KING RANCH 2019 F-250 PLATINUM 2018 F-150 KING RANCH 2018 XL 2018 F-250 LARIAT 2019 F-250 KING RANCH 2019 F-250 PLATINUM STK#: JFD32030 STK#: JEB57159 STK#: JEC05085 STK#: KEC03638 STK#: KEC74716 STK#: JFD32030 STK#: JEB57159 STK#: JEC05085 STK#: KEC03638 STK#: STK#:F-250 JFD32030 STK#: JEB57159 STK#: JEC05085 STK#: KEC03638 STK#:KEC74716 KEC74716 STK#: JFD32030 SAVINGS

$4,090

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STK#: JEB57159 SAVINGS

$4,090 $4,090 $4,090

STK#: JEC05085

$5,065 $5,065$5,065

SAVINGS

$6,010

SAVINGS SAVINGS SAVINGS

$6,010 $6,010 $6,010

STK#: KEC03638 SAVINGS

$5,120

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STK#: KEC74716

$5,120$5,120 $5,120

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$5,170

$5,170 $5,170

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$5,170

NOW NOW $67,610 NOW MSRP $67,610 MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP $71,700 $71,820 $76,030 $41,675 $71,820 NOW $76,030 $71,700$71,700 $41,675 $76,030 $79,080 $79,080 $36,610 $36,610 $41,675 $36,610 NOWNOW $65,810 $70,910 $73,910$79,080 NOW $65,810 $71,820 $70,910 $73,910 $65,810 $70,910 NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW $73,910 NOW NOW NOW $71,700 NOW $36,610 $41,675 NOW $65,810 $71,820 NOW $70,910 $76,030 NOW $73,910 $79,080 $67,610 $67,610 MSRPMSRP

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$5,065

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SMR BREAKS GROUND AT WATERSIDE PLACE

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Waterside Place will feature lakeside restaurants, shops, professional offices, seven parks, a marina and The Players Centre for Performing Arts when it opens in 2020.

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tanding on the bank of Kingfisher Lake during a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 4 for Waterside Place, Homes by Towne President Kohn Bennett gave those in attendance something to picture in their minds. Homes by Towne is one of two builders selling homes in Waterside at Lakewood Ranch, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch’s first residential foray into Sarasota County. “Our residents are looking forward to that first water taxi ride from three quarters of a mile down the lake,” Bennett said. While that thought remains a vision, the groundbreaking served notice it is about to become reality. “Breaking ground is a big step,” said Kirk Boylston, president of Lakewood Ranch Commercial. “People will be able to see exactly what it will look like. It is an amazing piece of property. “It also sets the timeline.” Boylston said SMR expects to have Waterside Place open for business in approximately 18 months. It will include restaurants, retail shops, professional offices, the Players Centre for Performing Arts, a marina and seven park areas. While neighborhood business usually arrives after a residential community becomes mostly populated, SMR has gone fullspeed ahead with its downtown hub even though Waterside had its 100th home sale in September. SMR President and CEO Rex Jensen said a line of credit with Northern Trust has allowed Waterside Place to be completed and therefore to be a major draw to potential homebuyers. “They have faith in our rela-

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SMR President and CEO Rex Jensen and Players Board Chair Donna DeFant wait for the groundbreaking ceremony to begin.

tionship,” Jensen said of Northern Trust working with SMR. That’s also great news for Bennett. “Downtowns have been the heart and soul of communities,” he said. “People who move here want to enjoy the town center. The key words are excitement and anticipation. Our expectations (of the town center) have been surpassed.” Boylston said six leases already have been signed by businesses reserving space at Waterside Place. He said three of the five free-standing restaurants are close to agreements. It could have been more. “We are being really selective,” said Boylston, who said many of the restaurants under consideration already have another site operating in the Sarasota and Manatee counties area. Boylston said those selections are important as Waterside Place will be like Main Street at Lakewood Ranch. “We do our pro-

gramming through Main Street,” Boylston said. “We get together through Main Street. This will be our second (such) venue.” He said Willis Smith Construction is “building the whole thing, all at once.” Lakewood Ranch Commercial’s Tom Johnson said the groundbreaking for Waterside Place, which is being built on a 36-acre peninsula, will bring interest to a new level. “This is huge,” Johnson said. “It solidifies us as making the appropriate steps. Our (potential) tenants are excited to see progress made.” The progress includes hiring Ted Kempton, managing principal of landscaper Hardeman, Kempton & Associates. Kempton is designing the seven park areas in Waterside Place. “We were brought on to create an experience,” Kempton said. “Each of the parks will have its own distinct feel, and they will be designed with flexibility, such as

Donna DeFant, board chair for The Players Centre for Performing Arts, joined Artistic Director Jeffery Kin and board member Gayle Logan in celebrating Waterside Place’s groundbreaking. The Players sold its Sarasota theater three days earlier for $9.5 million, which clears the way to break ground on its future $21 million theater at Waterside Place. “The last two years we have run a quiet (fundraising) campaign,” DeFant said. “Now we can show (potential donors) where our spot of dirt is. It’s going to be real now.” While the theater is projected to be finished in 2021, Kin said a 2020 opening, along with the rest of Waterside Place, is possible if everything goes perfectly. DeFant said The Players has hired a capital campaign manager but can’t yet name its new executive.

“People who move here want to enjoy the town center. The key words are excitement and anticipation. Our expectations (of the town center) have been surpassed.” — Kohn Bennett

if we bring in live music.” An island park will include an interactive splash zone. Most of the parks will present the opportunity to sit under shade, whether that comes from umbrellas or trees. The parks will include pedestrian and nature trails. Kempton said there will be plenty of waterside seating. A merchants park will offer artwork and a place where strollers can stop and enjoy a game of cornhole. All the parks will feature custom lighting at night. Visitors will find plenty of bike parking and a marina area will feature a boardwalk and access to water taxis. “This will be a lively, younger vibe,” Boylston said. Included in Waterside Place will be three apartment complexes built by Davis Development. Fred Hazel, CFO of Davis Development, said at build-out those complexes will offer 870 apartments with approximately 1,700 residents “living within steps of Waterside Place.” Hazel said the first complex will break ground in the first quarter of 2019. All three should be completed in four to five years. The entire Waterside community is planned to include 12 neighborhoods connected to Waterside Place by trails and waterways. Waterside is planned to have 5,144 homes, including apartments, condos, townhomes and single-family homes. It is built around seven lakes with 20 miles of shoreline. Although SMR held the groundbreaking, Jensen said a few permits still are needed before he “fires up the bulldozers.” However, Jensen applauded Sarasota County’s relationship with SMR, saying “historically, we have criticized Sarasota County. But lately they have been great to work with.” Sarasota County Commissioner Mike Moran complimented Jensen for bringing the Waterside project together. “Somebody has to be the leader, to bring the money together, the people together,” Moran said of Jensen. “This is a legacy project.”


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New dog, and cat, house Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch finds new home in Myakka City. PAM EUBANKS SENIOR EDITOR

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ails are wagging at the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch, and it’s for good reason. The nonprofit has found a new home, closing Sept. 28 on a 5-acre property at 26920 Gopher Hill Road, Myakka City. It has an 1,800-square-foot house as well as a separate 3,200-square-foot metal building, both of which will be used to house animals in the organization’s care. The house primarily will be used for administrative offices, while the extra building will be converted into an airconditioned kennel. “The idea of being able to save maybe five times the number of animals as before is indescribable,” Humane Society Vice President Susan Giroux said. “It’s fantastic. That’s why we all do it.” Humane Society President Deanna Murchie said the property cost $400,000, and the organization now is getting the permits

it needs from Manatee County. That process should take about three months, Murchie said. The new location will be able to handle 50 dogs and cats at a time, compared to about a dozen at its Trade Court location in the Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park. “Once we open, it’s a whole new beginning,” Murchie said. Giroux said leaders found the location after a 16-month search, focusing initially in Lakewood Ranch. “We looked everywhere in Lakewood Ranch. Everything was too expensive,” Giroux said. “We’d love to be in Lakewood Ranch, but we can’t afford it.” Giroux said that will not pose a problem for the organization’s name. Lakewood Ranch and the surrounding area is still the Humane Society’s primary market for fundraising and adoptions. Plus, the Humane Society places most of its animals through websites like petfinder.com, so placing animals into homes is more about coordination than where the animal is housed. The organization hopes to raise about $75,000 this year to put toward building renovations and other needs. That number, however, could change based on how quickly it can begin doing adop-

WISH LIST Now that the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch has a new home, it is hoping for some donations to help defray costs of the move. Among the needs: n Air conditioner n Industrial ceiling fans n Fencing n Kitchen cabinets n Mason-brand dog kennels n Shore Station brand stainless steel kennels n Cat kennels n Refrigerator n Large stainless steel sink n Riding lawn mower n Generators n Security system with cameras n Outside motion detectors n Landscape bushes n Paving for handicapped parking n Laptop computers

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Volunteer Rebekah Boudrie shows off Toby, a poodle mix up for adoption. Toby will be available at the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch’s new location in Myakka City. An opening date has yet to be determined.

tions at the new facility. “We’re still in the planning stages,” Giroux said. As the facility reopens, the Humane Society is looking to hire a part-time shelter coordinator to focus on animals and volunteers, as well as a part-time marketing position. For seven years, the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch operated at no charge out of Stanley Steemer’s location in Lakewood Ranch. Both Stanley Steemer and the Humane Society’s space needs grew, and the Humane Society

began looking for a new home in early 2017. It moved out of Stanley Steemer in December 2017. It has been using a small space, enough for about five dogs, at Woofdorf Astoria boarding facility in Lakewood Ranch since that time. All other animals are kept by foster families. For information about the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch, visit hslwr.org.

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Free medical clinic returns Students are a key part of the volunteer workforce. AMELIA HANKS COMMUNITY REPORTER

Lakewood Ranch’s Haley Ciccarelli, a junior at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine, said she will be fortunate to volunteer Oct. 13-14 at the Remote Area Medical clinic. “I was actually one of the last

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the students to pull three teeth at a time, but it just so happened that RAM was at MTC that week. He went to the RAM clinic, had all his teeth pulled, and was able to start his treatment on time.” “There are so many people in the community who are in need,” said LECOM student Maggie Pahl. “And we’re learning all of these skills that are useful. It’s good for us to watch doctors who are actually doing it in real time.” Manatee Technical College visual assistants in training will also be helping with the vision side of treatment at RAM All of the MTC visual assistants have just begun their instruction and this, for most of them, will be their first experience working with real patients. “We’re nervous but excited,” said Palmetto’s Lucia Loera. “We’ve been practicing on each other, but it will be different to

do it on actual people.” The students will be helping to fit frames, putting in eye drops to dilate the eye for exams and operating an autorefractor machine, which determines the correct lens prescription automatically. Palmetto’s Ruby Vasquez is another visual assistant student who is excited to volunteer at RAM. “There are kids you put glasses on who will be able to see clearly for the first time,” Vasquez said. “A lot of people don’t have insurance that covers vision, or it’s something they put off for a long time.” Along with approximately 20 visual assistant students from MTC and 40 students from LECOM, there will also be licensed dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, optometrists and ophthalmologists who have volunteered their time.

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Watercrest residents Kathleen Grant and Stan Schuer say community development district assessments for condos should be re-evaluated because those condos do not use as many services provided by Town Hall as singlefamily homeowners.

Condo assessments challenged Some Lakewood Ranch CDD 2 residents say they are paying too much for community’s expenses. PAM EUBANKS SENIOR EDITOR

Some condominium homeowners in Lakewood Ranch say they are paying more than their fair share of community expenses. Watercrest, Moorings at Edge-

water, Waterfront at Main Street, Boca Grove and Miramar are condominium projects located within the boundaries of Lakewood Ranch Community Development District 2. Although cost allocations vary, the neighborhoods have residents who say their contributions to the district’s operation and maintenance expenses are disproportional to their benefits. Watercrest resident Stan Schuer is one of them. “I do believe in my heart the condos are being overcharged,”

Schuer said. “We stand alone. We take care of our own roads. We don’t rely on the CDD or even the homeowners association. I understand we are part of CDD and we have to pay what is ‘fair.’ That’s the word I want to use.” Watercrest resident Carole Bernard agreed. “The way the allocations are made right now is so unfair,” she said. “Would you want to pay for your neighbor’s cruise?… In essence, we’re subsidizing what other owners are being able to spend their money on.”

Supervisors of Lakewood Ranch Community Development District 2 held their first of several anticipated workshops Oct. 2 meant to determine whether assessments are unfair and make appropriate remedies. In the coming months, the board will review expenses by category and item to determine if there are more appropriate ways to distribute those costs. About 20 residents attended the workshop, although more than 50 attended the district’s budget adoption hearing in August because of the issue. Much of the discussion centers on the assessment concept of an equivalent dwelling unit. It assigns values for condos, singlefamily homes and commercial properties to make them “equivalent” for taxing purposes. In District 2, condominium units account for 40% of the 1,813 EDUs — 1,641 residences and 172 commercial properties. Condo owners pay from about $400 to $1,160 annually, depending on neighborhood and unit. Singlefamily home assessments range from about $2,000 to $3,400. Watercrest resident Kathleen Grant argued although condo projects have their own gates, roadways and community managers, they pay 40% of the district’s costs for Lakewood Ranch Town Hall and operations department personnel under the EDU concept. Some residents say that’s too much since they do not rely on Town Hall services the way single-family homeowners do. For example, operations has to deal with issues such as palm fronds littering the area. The condo owners already pay for their own landscaping.

“It’s not fair or reasonable 40% of these costs are allocated to the condominiums,” Grant said. Not all district expenses are shared with condos. For example, most of the condo communities do not contribute to the maintenance of Country Club at Lakewood Ranch roads because they do not have direct access to them. Lift stations are another item for which condos don’t contribute. Supervisor Tom Green said in 2010, the board spent time with representatives of Boca Grove and Miramar and ultimately made methodology changes to better align assessments with benefits. “I personally think that the methodology we’ve used is right,” Green said. “It can be tweaked based on your concerns. We can look at individual cost elements where you think you’re being overcharged, but to scrap a methodology we’ve been using for 18 years doesn’t make sense to me. We’re more than willing to consider changes, but we’d like to do them in the most efficient way that we can.” CDD 2 Chairman Pete Bokach said the board will evaluate concerns, but ultimately it’s a balancing act to determine what is most appropriate because the district’s needs change over time. “We’re part of a community,” Bokach said. “There are times staff has to focus on some area that may have more of a benefit to one area and may not benefit other areas. The focus continually changes.” Schuer said he liked the progress being made and the process for evaluating assessments. “It’s a good starting point,” Schuer said. “There’s a lot of details to be worked out.”

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FUN FACT Hunsader Farms brings in more than 15,000 pumpkins for its annual festival.

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Lost in corn space Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival carves special memories.

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achel Hunsader-Sliker doesn’t remember a life without corn mazes. Now 26 years old, she grew up on East County’s Hunsader Farms with her brothers Alex and Austin. Each year, before the family’s annual Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival, the trio would get lost in the corn maze their father, David Hunsader, created. “That was our most fun thing to do — go in the corn maze,” Hunsader-Sliker said. “When we were little, we would memorize the whole thing. We learned every turn.” Hunsader-Sliker still does it at least once each year before the start of the 27-year-old festival, which begins Oct. 13 and runs weekends through Oct. 28. “When people think of the fall they think of a corn maze,” said Hunsader-Sliker, who now manages the farm’s market area. “We don’t really have fall in Florida, but we have a corn maze. “It’s cool because my dad made it,” she said. “I don’t know how he figures it out, but it’s cool to see all these people in there and knowing we had a part in making it.” For the past three years, Hunsader-Sliker has come up with the design — a responsibil-

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ity her dad delegated to her after she graduated from University of South Florida with a degree in studio art. Inspiration for the maze’s design varies by year. In 2013, it had messages honoring HunsaderSliker’s grandfather, Jim Hunsader, who had died. Last year, there was a picture of Manatee County’s famous 69-year-old manatee, Snooty, who died that July. “We put stuff in it that’s meaningful,” Hunsader-Sliker said. This year’s design says “Support Our American Farmers” and has a picture of a truck. Hunsader-Sliker said pricing of produce from Mexico has undercut those of American farmers, making it difficult for them to break even on what they grow. Several farming operations have stopped growing tomatoes, in particular, for that reason, even though the area is great for growing them. The maze location itself is marked with stakes every 50 feet year-round. David Hunsader uses those to create a grid on the ground. He uses that same grid pattern on paper and overlays the design. When the sorghum gets to be

The farm will offer fresh fruits and vegetables for sale at its market. Pumpkins for Halloween are delivered by the truckload.

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about 4 inches tall, he looks at the grid on his paper and charts out the letters and images he creates on the land. He used to mow the plants over, but now uses weed killer where he doesn’t want the sorghum to grow. “We do it all by hand,” David Hunsader said. After that, most of the work is over. They simply let the sorghum grow until the festival begins. David Hunsader said he checks to make sure the path is clear, but doesn’t mow if he doesn’t have to. “Just before the festival, I go in it just to make sure you can get out,” David Hunsader said. “It’s fun watching it grow and seeing the kids go through.”

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A heads up about ‘Sleepy Hollow’ about the event, they wanted to continue it,” Kin said. “They were excited about the game plan and they had no issues.” With the Millers on board, Kin is hoping “Sleepy Hollow” can become an annual offering at the Sarasota Polo Club. He had often heard SMR executives say that because the residents came from so many places outside of Florida, they had lost their traditions. Kin said he would love to see “Sleepy Hollow” develop into a go-to event as a harvest festival in October. This year’s performance, which begins at 6 p.m. each evening, will offer refreshments before the performance and time for those who attend to mix with the actors and each other after the show. “I would tell people to show up about 5 p.m.” Kin said. “There will be things to do and fun to be had. It’s open seating and it will allow people to get a good seat.” For those unfamiliar with Washington Irving’s classic, “Sleepy Hollow” involves a goofy schoolmaster, Icabod Crane, who moves to the farming community of Sleepy Hollow. He begins to look for a wife, and he settles on a woman, Katrina, who already has a boyfriend. Problems ensue with restless spirits and a haunted graveyard in the background. One of those spirits is the Headless Horseman. “It’s a mystery and a parable.” Kin said. “And it is mostly done with a great deal of fun.” With the show beginning at 6 p.m. and running into dusk, Kin said a spooky ambiance takes over. Those who do attend might note that on one night last year, it became windy, and believe it or not, chilly. So a blanket

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ate Mulqueen, a junior at St. Stephen’s High School, learned early it was important to have a voice. “It was in middle school, and I was doing gymnastics when I hurt my back,” Mulqueen said. “The coaches told me I didn’t need to go to a doctor, but I knew something was wrong. I actually had squished a vertebra in my back and messed up my discs. In the end, I’m glad I spoke up about it.” Mulqueen, who lives in Lakewood Ranch, is one of six St. Stephen’s athletes organizing the third annual Girls For Girls Summit at Manatee Technical College on Saturday, Oct. 20. The event is free and open to the first 150 girls ages 9 through 12 to sign up. The event promotes sisterhood, leadership, self esteem and healthy choices. It includes motivational speakers, music, dancing and an opportunity to make new friends. Mulqueen and her fellow organizers will be giving talks about times they have had to stand up for themselves. The theme for this year’s conference is “Speak Up ... Speak Out” to inspire young woman to be more confident.

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The Girls for Girls summit runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes an hour-long presentation by the parents of the organizers. Ashleigh Rodhouse, a senior who has served on the planning committee for the past three years, said she can see those who attend grow in confidence during the event. “They come in and they’re very shy in the beginning because they don’t know anyone and they don’t really know what’s going on,” said Rodhouse, who lives in Lakewood Ranch. “When they leave, the girls are so confident. They’re almost overconfident. “I remember a little girl came up and started speaking to me at the end of the conference,” Rodhouse said. “She was so shy at the beginning of the conference, but at the end she was telling me how she’s going to stand up to people who were bullying her at school.” Rodhouse said that girl told her she wanted to quit her track pro-

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gram before the conference, but had decided to give it another try after attending their event. Senior Kendall Miller said in the new age of social media, girls don’t always feel they need to gain confidence. “Now, with the social media aspect, you can hide behind a screen,” Miller said. Miller said the event tries to persuade girls to put the computer aside and get out into public to deal with their issues. The event isn’t just speeches prompting girls to be more confident in everything they do. “We have two dance parties

during the day, and at the first dance party, there’s always girls who don’t want to join in,” Rodhouse said. “By the second dance party, everyone dances. It’s so much fun.” Teena Hiebner, an adult volunteer and a former St. Stephens parent, loves watching the girls accomplish their goals. “The girls walk away from Girls for Girls feeling great about themselves,” she said. Besides Mulqueen, Rodhouse and Miller, the other organizers are junior Siddie Pennewell, and sophomores Janie Chatham and Carly Lansberg.

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“They can focus on some other marine life research. It’s all about building a legacy. We could learn something new every year, this is a continuous thing.” — Lilli Carlton

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ODA students Max Hajduk, Clayton Watson, Reece Whatmore, Lilli Carlton and Cayla Dammann hope their oyster restoration project leads to a student research facility on campus. They are showing off a model of that facility.

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Reece Whatmore may only be a sophomore at The Out-of-Door Academy in Lakewood Ranch, but she’s trying to have an impact when it comes to the effects of pollution in the gulf.

She and classmates Cayla Dammann, Lilli Carlton, Max Hajduk and Clayton Watson, all seniors, are a part of the school’s extracurricular aquaculture program focused this school year on increasing the oyster population in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine biologists say oysters can help clean up the effects of red tide through their normal eating habits. One oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day by eating red tide cells. Unfortunately, Hurricane Irma destroyed reefs that are important to the oyster population.

The ODA students are building large tanks inside the school’s STEM lab as part of their research. Oysters need to graft onto a reef in order to grow and reproduce, and the students are looking to see if man-made products can be introduced to replicate those reefs. The students are researching what would be the most biodegradable and long-lasting materials that could be used to build a reef. “We want to make sure that whatever material we use, it won’t cause more pollution,” said Hadjuk. Toshiba American Founda-

tion funds projects designed by individual classroom teachers for hands-on projects, and it provided the ODA students with a $7,287 grant to buy the tanks, materials and oysters needed for the research program. Dammann said if the students can find solutions on a small scale, perhaps they can be transferred to a bigger project. “There will be a control tank that we’ll use to compare to the other tanks to determine what works and what doesn’t,” Dammann said. Eventually, the oysters they are using in ODA’s lab will be returned to the gulf. If anyone doubts the students can make a difference, Watson has a message. “Just watch us do it,” he said. The students hope the research project continues after they graduate. In the long run, they hope their project leads to a studentrun research facility on campus just for aquaculture projects. They even made mock-ups of a possible research facility. “Just because we’re focusing on rebuilding an oyster population and reducing red tide doesn’t mean the next group of students have to do the same,” Carlton said. “They can focus on some other marine life research. It’s all about building a legacy. We could learn something new every year. This is a continuous thing.”

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or the members of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance volunteering Oct. 5 at Nathan Benderson Park, it was OK for them to get lost in their work. And why not? They were building a maze. The group was just one part of the Alliance Gives Back special event held Oct. 4-5. More than 150 members of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance worked to help 20 area nonprofits that

had asked for assistance. At Nathan Benderson Park, the Alliance members were asked to build a hay maze next to the children’s playground. The maze will be available through Halloween. Bob Whitford, director of facilities and operations for Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, explained the park’s services to the LWRBA members, mostly made up of Bank OZK managers, along with Erik Hanson of Norton Hammersley. Whitford gave the volunteers a diagram of the maze and turned them loose. The temperature was climbing toward 90, but no one seemed to mind. “The community gives us so much,” said Jason Osborne, a regional manager for Bank OZK. “And Benderson Park is such a

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“I was blown away (by the turnout). I couldn’t believe the excitement behind it.” — Heather Kasten

focal point. It brings the community together.” Annemarie Graff, Sarasota branch manager of Bank OZK, said even the volunteers benefitted. “I knew it would be a great opportunity for team building,” she said. “We have such a great group.” Hanson, who said the park is his children’s favorite playground, noted the LWRBA was ready to host such an event. “It was time,” he said. “We hit a growth point (at the Alliance). The Alliance wanted to build relationships with our members and nonmembers.” Did he feel the same way after sweating for two hours? “I will love seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces,” he said. Heather Kasten, CEO of LWRBA, said a new community engagement committee was formed early in 2018. They came up with the idea for The Alliance Gives Back and set it for a time when they hoped the heat would subside a bit. “We wanted to connect with the nonprofits,” Kasten said. “They communicated their needs. There

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Annemarie Graff of Bank OZK and LWRBA CEO Heather Kasten put some sweat equity into Nathan Benderson Park.

was a thousand moving parts to this.” LWRBA reached out to more than 50 nonprofits and were asked for help by 21. Kasten said her group was unable to help one, which needed some professional construction skills that the volunteers just didn’t have to offer. She was hoping for 75 volunteers to fill the needs, and she got twice that many. “I was blown away (by the turnout),” she said. “I couldn’t believe the excitement behind it.”

She said LWRBA lived up to its slogan, “The Power of Connection.” Besides Nathan Benderson Park, other nonprofits receiving volunteer work included Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, Food Bank of Manatee, Prospect Riding Center, Suncoast Blood Bank, Easter Seals and 14 others.

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THIEVES HAVE BAD HABIT 14000 block of State Road 70 East, Bradenton Retail theft: The manager of a convenience store contacted the Sheriff’s Office after three suspects entered the store, went behind the counter and filled three garbage bags with cigarettes. The suspects then fled the store in a four-door sedan.

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hen Fred Maillet and Jane Jule heard about a burglary in their neighborhood, they were shocked. “We’ve lived in Braden Woods since 1985,” Jule said. “We had never heard about any crime in

the area. We heard a break-in happened at 1:30 p.m., on a Tuesday. For so many years we were so safe.” The couple worries that with the new Johnson Preserve at Braden River opened by the Manatee County, it might attract a different crowd. “We think there may be people who live back there,” Jule said. “It’s a county-owned preserve, so we don’t know.” To find some answers and to get some tips on how to be safe, Maillet and Jule attended Coffee with a Cop on Oct. 3 at the Starbucks at Lakewood Ranch Main Street to chat with members of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department. “There are three main concerns all over Manatee County, including in Lakewood Ranch,” said Capt. Robert Mealy, supervisor of the department’s Patrol District 3, which encompasses most of what is east of Interstate 75 in Manatee County. “There’s vehicular burglary, domestic violence and traffic issues.” Mealy said while the issues with traffic and speeding through neighborhoods does concern the patrol deputies, it is mostly handled through the traffic response units. Car burglaries are a more easily preventable problem. “A lot of times, car thieves don’t want to bust a window to break into your car, they’ll just check to see if the door is unlocked,” Mealy said while sipping his coffee. “If you don’t leave jewelry or debit cards or purses on the front seat, a lot of times the bad guys will just give up and try another car.” Mealy said domestic cases involve “powder keg” issues. “You never know what’s going to happen in a domestic case,” he

said. “There’s no way to say how to prevent it.” With the new satellite station opening in Lakewood Ranch at 14544 Arbor Green Trail, just east of Lorraine Corners shopping plaza, Mealy said response times in that area will drop. The Country Club’s Jane Nicholl said she is satisfied with the Sheriff’s Office response times. “There was a (teenage) girl who rang my doorbell at 2 a.m. the other night and was wandering around the neighborhood. The deputies were out in our neighborhood very quickly, and they followed up afterward to let me know that she had been returned home safely.” Mealy noted gated communities are not immune to crime. “I don’t want to say that the gates give a false sense of security, but you still need to lock your cars, lock your houses and close the garage,” Mealy said. “If you see something suspicious, call us, and we’ll check it out.”

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Jim Garrow (above) sank a hole-in-one Oct. 6 on University Park Country Club’s No. 5 hole. He used a 7-iron on the 140-yard hole.

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Braden River junior Kate Walker swims the girls 100 breaststroke at the 2018 Tri-County Championships. Walker, who has battled injuries, finished seventh.

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Braden River High senior wide receiver and running back Knowledge McDaniel had 68 total yards and two touchdowns Oct. 5 in the Pirates’ 38-20 win against Booker High.

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Ellen Hawley (38) won the Nine Hole Women’s Golf Association Low Individual Net event Oct. 4 at Palm Aire Country Club.

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f the Tri-County Championships, held Oct. 6 at Sarasota’s Selby Aquatics Center, is used to offer a look at where local high school swimmers stand against the state’s top athletes, most found out they need to drop some serious time going into the district meets. Lakewood Ranch High boys senior Sebastian Aguirre might be in the best position of all the local swimmers. At the TriCounty meet, Aguirre took gold in the 50 freestyle (21.78) and 100 freestyle (47.79), and helped the 200 medley (1:44.22) and 400 freestyle (3:26.96) relay teams to third-place finishes. Both wins were strong, and the 100 freestyle especially so. He beat Riverview High senior Alexander Gardner (48.19), who finished fourth in the event at last year’s state championships. “At this meet, you’re going against the top people, and I know a lot of them from the (Sarasota Tsunami) club season,” Aguirre said. “I feel good right now.” Despite Aguirre’s freestyle performance, he won’t be swimming any individual freestyle events in the postseason, instead focusing on the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. On Sept. 15, Aguirre set the 100 butterfly record (50.82) at the Tarpon Invite in Punta Gorda, crushing the previous record of 52.44 set in 2008 by Venice High’s Mark Cox. That season, Cox finished second at the state meet in the event. Aguirre finished fifth last year in the event at the state meet. He hopes to earn a medal at this year’s state meet while dropping

his time under 48.99 to make the Summer Junior Nationals cut. Asked how much time he expects to drop between the TriCounty meet and the state meet, Aguirre said he didn’t know. “It depends on your mental state,” Aguirre said. “How well you’re eating and sleeping. If you feel good overall, you’ll drop time. This is crunch time, so I have to crunch it.” For Braden River High girls junior Kate Walker, the season hasn’t been as smooth. Her sophomore season was filled with injuries, including a fracture in her back. At the state meet she eventually finished sixth in the 50 freestyle (24.19) and fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.92). After that meet, she took six months off to rest. Getting back in the water after that prolonged break hasn’t been as easy as Walker anticipated.

Walker said her junior season has been frustrating. At the TriCounty Championships, she finished fourth in the 50 freestyle (26.42) and seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.54). “I was telling myself this year would be a fresh start,” Walker said, “In order to get where I want to be (on the medal stand), I have to get back to my old speed plus more. “I’m training every day, twice if possible, and focusing on the bigger picture. There’s a phrase I read recently I keep repeating — ‘You can’t rush excellence’. I can’t get too upset, things take time.” Other key results from the TriCounty Meet: n Lakewood Ranch senior Emily Loefgren finished second in the girls 100 breaststroke (1:11.31). n The Out-of-Door Academy junior Zach Szmania finished fourth in the boys 200 individual medley (2:00.81), while Lakewood Ranch freshman Dimiter Zafirov finished seventh (2:04.53). n Szmania also finished third in the boys 500 freestyle (4:48.17). n Lakewood Ranch junior Emily Massengale finished fifth in the girls 100 backstroke (1:03.09). n The Out-of-Door Academy freshman Reece Whatmore finished sixth in the girls 500 freestyle (5:20.29). n The Braden River girls 200 freestyle relay team finished fourth (1:49.77). The Lakewood Ranch girls 400 freestyle relay team finished fifth (3:53.48).

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ogs were barking incessantly Oct. 4 at Trevon Young as he walked the streets of Colón, Argentina, a city in the Entre Ríos province. He was trying to catch a cab and not having much success. “Hola, Hola!” he said to a passing cab. I could hear both the whirring of the car and the annoying dogs through the phone. “Ah, I missed it,” Young said. Young is in Argentina to catch more than cabs, though. He’s trying to maintain a grip on his basketball dreams. Young, a 2013 Braden River High grad who was named the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Class 7A Player of the Year as a senior, arrived in Argentina on Sept. 19. The former Heritage Harbour resident was drafted to play for La Unión de Colón, a professional Argentinian basketball team, after graduating from Eckerd College in May. As a senior Tritons forward, Young averaged 17.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game and was named to the All-Sunshine State Conference First Team. “It was a great feeling,” Young said of being drafted. “I knew something would go well eventually, I just didn’t know when. Waiting for it was nerve-wracking, but it’s a blessing. It’s great to know I have a home for at least next season, a place to play.”

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Trevon Young, a 2013 Braden River High and 2018 Eckerd College graduate, is now playing professional basketball in Argentina.

Argentine basketball has been a bigger shock to Young than the culture. Before he moved to Heritage Harbour in 2009, he lived in Wimauma, an unincorporated part of Hillsborough County that featured plenty of Spanish-

speaking people and culture. Young said he never learned the language despite growing up around it and taking it in college, but he feels comfortable surrounded by it now. It’s a good challenge, he said, one that will

finally force him to learn what he should have learned long ago. Those barking dogs, though, look different to Young. In Wimauma, strays were animals to be avoided lest you get bitten. As a result, Young carried a healthy fear of the animals until he reached Eckerd, where students brought their dogs everywhere and Young saw how sweet they could be. He now has one of his own, he said, a blue-and-red-nosed pit bull named Simba. In Colón, the “perros” (dogs) belong to everyone. Young said he throws them scraps of his dinner when eating at restaurants. They don’t bark in aggression, he said. They’re just saying hello. It was a quick hello. He managed to hail a cab and was on his way to the gym for a workout. Things aren’t as friendly on the court as they are in the streets. Young said the Argentine league — Torneo Nacional de Ascenso — is more physical than any brand of basketball he’s experienced, so he’s been focusing on his chest and legs in the gym to add power to his base and to prepare himself for tons of contact. So far, through preseason practice, the transition has been smooth, Young said. Almost too smooth — Young said he’s waiting for something to go wrong.

His appearance in Argentina may surprise area sports fans who stopped following his career after high school. Young originally signed with the University of Florida to play football, not basketball, as an offensive lineman. He transferred to Eckerd after one season, realizing his love of football didn’t match his love of basketball. “I’m sure people are wondering, ‘What happened to Trevon?’” he said. “My head’s still focused on my dream, I just got sidetracked a bit. My mind wasn’t on the game I love. I’ve always wanted to play professional basketball. I still want to play in the NBA. If that doesn’t happen … we’ll see. We’ll assess after this year and see where I’m at.” His first game is Oct. 19. If he wants to play professionally in the U.S., he will need a strong season to attract attention. I’ll be keeping an eye on him and hoping he gets “muchas canastas” (many baskets) in Argentina.

Ryan Kohn is the sports writer for the East County Observer. Contact him at rkohn@ yourobserver.com.

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COMMUNITY SATURDAY, OCT. 13

COMMUNITY NATURE WALK Begins at 8 a.m. at Greenbrook Adventure Park, 13010 Adventure Place, Lakewood Ranch. Lakewood Ranch ambassador Greg Spring will lead participants on an hour-long walk through the area. The event is free. For information, call Spring at 907-6000 or email him at greg.spring@lakewoodranch. com.

SUNDAY, OCT. 14

BOOK SIGNING Begins at 6 p.m. at Harvest United Methodist Church, 14305 Covenant Way, Lakewood Ranch. Best-selling author Richard Foster comes to Harvest United Methodist Church for the 40th anniversary of his book “Celebration of Discipline,” which has sold more than 2 million copies. For information, visit welcometoharvest. org or call 907-7333.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 TO SATURDAY, OCT. 20

LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW Begins at 6 p.m. at The Sarasota Polo Club, 201 Polo Club Lane, Lakewood Ranch. The Players Centre for Performing Arts is putting on a production of the classic Washington Irving story of Ichabod Crane’s spooky predicament in Sleepy Hollow. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children under 15. For information or to purchase tickets, visit theplayers.org or call 365-2494.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 26 TO SATURDAY, OCT. 27

COMEDY SHOW Begins at 6 p.m. at Heritage Harbour Golf and Eatery, 8000 Stone Harbour Loop, Bradenton. Comedian Carmen Ciricillo performs in a Play for Pink fundraiser with all funds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Tickets are $45 and include an Italian dinner buffet and the show. For more information, contact Bryan@ heritageharbourgolfclub.com.

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CLUB DAY Runs from 5-8 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch Main Street, Lakewood Ranch. Lakewood Ranch Community Activities is hosting a block party on Main Street to showcase more than 50 clubs that LWR residents can join or just find out more information about. Food and beer trucks will be available as well as live music. For information and to register for the event, visit lwrcac.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE Begins at 8 a.m. at 8131 Lakewood Main St., Lakewood Ranch, at the fountains. Lakewood Ranch ambassador Greg Spring will take a group of adventurous spirits on a 10mile casual bike ride through Lakewood Ranch. Participants are asked to bring a helmet. This event is free to attend. For information, call Greg Spring at 907-6000 or email him at greg. spring@lakewoodranch.com. DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL Begins at 9 a.m. at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan

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PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Begins each day at 10 a.m. at Hunsader Farms, 5500 County Road 675, Bradenton. The first of three weekends of the Hunsader Farms

Pumpkin Festival will feature the Wall of Death motorcycle exhibition, as well as fall crafts, hayrides, pony rides and other exhibitions. Admission is $10, parking is $5 and children aged 10 and under are free. For information, visit hunsaderfarms.com.

CELTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL Runs from 4-9:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota. The Sarasota Chapter of the New World Celts presents this festival featuring Celtic food and drink, dancing, music and more. Tickets cost $20 or $75 for VIP tickets. For information, visit celtoberfest.org.

SATURDAY, OCT. 27

TRUNK OR TREAT Runs from 6-7 p.m. at Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch. The public is invited to trick or treat from decorated cars and SUVs in the Living Lord Lutheran Church parking lot. Refreshments are provided. This event is free. For information, contact Bob Scott rlscott007@gmail.com.

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MAKING STRIDES WALK Begins at 9 a.m. at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota. The American Cancer Society presents its annual fundraiser, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Registration opens at 7 a.m. The walk starts at 9 a.m. This year’s event will feature live entertainment, food trucks and other festivities as par-

FUNDRAISING DINNER Begins at 6 p.m. at The Grove, 10670 Boardwalk Loop. Bridge a Life, a nonprofit that recruits and provides support for foster and adoptive parents, will hold its third annual fundraising dinner and silent auction. Tickets are $95 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For information or tickets, visit bridgealife.com.

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Greg Witt was 13 and living in his hometown of Palmetto when Gene Witt Elementary was dedicated in 1994 in honor of his grandfather. On Oct. 8, Greg Witt walked the Gene Witt campus in East County and tried to remember if he attended that ceremony. “I really can’t remember,” he said as students were released from their classrooms at the end of a period. “I knew where it was, and I always was hearing about how good of a school it was.” His familiarity with the school that bears his late grandfather’s name has changed. Greg Witt is the project manager for Halfacre Construction, and he will be in charge of a $17 million improvement project that will include a new wing of classrooms along with a new physical education building. The two-year project is in the planning stage, and Halfacre expects to break ground in the spring with a completion date of about nine months later. “I am going to know every room and closet,” Witt said.

He said it will be the first major construction project at the school in its 24 years and includes new air conditioning systems, a new roof, upgraded cabinetry, new lighting systems and a library that will be revamped with an open concept. Halfacre already has cleared a 7-acre parcel behind the school (to the west) that will hold the new physical education building, playground areas and sports fields. A new parking and dropoff area will be constructed on the north end of the school. The school is over capacity, and the new wing will make room for 200 more students. Witt, who joined Halfacre in 2004 and has been a project manager since 2007, takes pride in all his projects for Halfacre, but he admits this one is special. “Absolutely,” he said. “Because of the name.” Witt remembers his grandfather as a tough guy who played football at the University of South Carolina. After he completed stints in the Air Force and college, he returned to Manatee County where he worked as an educator from 1955 to 1994. He was a teacher, administrator and eventually was the district’s superintendent for 11 years. Greg Witt remembers him as a loving grandfather who was a huge part of his life. “He and my grandmother,

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Betty, lived across the street (from Greg’s father, Ronald, and mother, Peggy). He was everything you could want as a grandson. He always was there, always at my events.” Greg Witt played football and baseball at Palmetto High School and eventually was a quarterback at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. “He was very biased toward me,” Greg Witt said with a smile. “After a (football) game at Palmetto, he would say, ‘If only

your line would have blocked better. “And he had a wonderful sense of humor, joking about normal things in life.” Gene Witt died Feb. 5, 2015. Besides the improvement project, Greg Witt also is overseeing a much smaller one that also has a special place in his heart. It is a memorial on the campus to his grandfather, one that includes a huge bronze eagle — the school’s mascot and a favorite of his grandfather —

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and a sitting area. “This area will be used as a teaching tool,” Greg Witt said, noting it was designed by Fawley Bryant Architecture. “It tells why the school is called Gene Witt Elementary, why he was significant. A series of plaques will tell his story.” The monument area has been constructed through private donations and will be dedicated Nov. 8. Greg Witt isn’t worried about the deadlines, either with the memorial or the major project. “You have the machine behind you,” he said of his team at Halfacre. Although Halfacre has other project managers, Greg Witt has been in charge of projects with Manatee schools for the past 10 years. “But none of them had this kind of significant size or responsibility,” he said. “I feel honored the school district would trust us with something this size.” Greg Witt walked to his grandfather’s memorial where Jeff Watts, Gene Witt’s son-inlaw, was donating work toward the project. It was Jeff Watts who mounted the bronze, and heavy, eagle on the huge pedestal. “My wife, Brandi, and I were having fun the other night, asking each other a bunch of questions,” Greg Witt said. “She asked me what I wanted people to remember about me. “I think for the same reasons they remember my grandfather — honest and integrity. That means a lot.”

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L A K E WO O D R A N C H 7405 Mizner Reserve Court Diane Fogo Harter 941-445-2431 A4414035 $899,900

U N I V E R S I T Y PA R K 8330 Grosvenor Court Barbara Najmy 941-705-1158 A4414724 $899,000

L A K E WO O D R A N C H 7665 Harrington Lane Nicole Ryskamp 941-807-1766 A4405413 $660,000

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The Bank of the OZK sold the home at 7413 Haddington Cove to Ronald and Terri Greenbaum, of Lakewood Ranch, for $820,000. Built in 2013, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,032 square feet of living area. COUNTRY CLUB VILLAGE

Rebecca Bowman, trustee, of Cumming, Ga., sold the home at 7531 Rigby Court to Mark Rzepkowski, of Bradenton, for $738,000. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,288 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $615,000 in 2015. Jack and Norma Reynolds, of Dublin, Ohio, sold their home at 13659 Legends Walk Terrace to Frank Ebert, trustee, of Baltimore, for $705,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,251 square feet of living area. Mark and Cara Ann Sosso and Helen Sosso sold their home at 7058 Kingsmill Court to Jeffrey Smith and Kelly Connolly, of Lakewood Ranch, for $505,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,599 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $862,600 in 2004. Patricia Nicholas, trustee, and John Nicholas, of Wellsville, N.Y., sold the home at 12205 Thornhill Court to Stuart McGuire and Michele Caneen, of Lakewood Ranch, for $412,000. Built in 2012, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,839 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $368,700 in 2012.

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sold their home at 13215 Brown Thraser Pike to Fabio and Alessandra Vasconcellos and Fabio Vasconcellos Jr., of Lakewood Ranch, for $530,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,921 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $546,500 in 2013. Danielle Warren, of Lakewood Ranch, sold the home at 14175 Cattle Egret Place to Timely Assistance Inc. for $300,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,073 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $370,000 in 2004. RIVERDALE REVISED

Charles and Deborah Stamm, of Bradenton, sold their home at 3824 Fifth Ave. N.E., to Ngoc Dung Pham and Nam Le, of Utica, Ky., for $470,000. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,949 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $390,000 in 2004.

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Spring Transport LLC sold the home at 8207 River Preserve Drive to Christine Tirpak and Kathleen Diamond, of Bradenton, for $400,000. Built in 2011, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,297 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $360,000 in 2014.

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Ivy Ruark, of Bradenton, sold the home at 10506 Cypress Point

13215 Ramblewood Trail to John and Rachelle Quinn, of O’Fallon, Mo., for $435,000. Built in 2015, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,232 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $380,500 in 2015. SEE REAL ESTATE, PAGE 26

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Kenneth and Gwendolyn Lister, of Alberta, Canada, sold their home at 506 River Crane St., to Joseph and Marianne Wooddy, of Bradenton, for $438,000. Built in 2007, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,298 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $375,000 in 2010.

Arthur and Janet Earl, of Hiawassee, Ga., sold their home at 7124 84th St. Court E., to Kerie Stevens and Joseph Pomper, of Bradenton, for $630,000. Built in 2001, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,912 square feet of living area. Robert Bender and Mariya Petrova, of Lakewood Ranch,

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Neil Kashdin and Martina Kashdin, of Bradenton, sold their home at 442 Grand Preserve Cove to Kenneth and Patricia Horak, of Bradenton, for $352,000. Built in 2008, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,497 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $298,000 in 2013.

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in 2002, it has four bedrooms, three baths and 2,633 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $320,000 in 2016.

half baths and 2,202 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $327,500 in 2013.

a-half baths and 1,680 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $253,500 in 2016.

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Jason Zarghami, of Dorado Hills, Calif., sold his home at 5834 Carriage Drive to Kevin and Margaret Lindberg, of Sarasota, for $315,000. Built in 1993, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,883 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $276,000 in 2015.

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Thomas Domijan and Christine Domijan, trustees, of Fort Myers, sold the home at 16611 Blackwater Terrace to Anthony Wood, of Bradenton, for $430,000. Built in 2017, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 1,902 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $403,300 in 2017. Enclave at Country Meadows Jason and Erin Briggs, of Petaluma, Calif., sold their home at 1062 145th St. Circle N.E., to HP Florida I LLC for $428,000. Built in 2015, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,630 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $410,400 in 2015.

Naomi and Patrick Moran, of Fayetteville, N.C., sold their home at 6406 99th St. E., to John and Judy Hangartner, of Bradenton, for $376,000. Built in 1989, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,190 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $268,000 in 2012. ROSEDALE GOLF AND TENNIS CLUB

Maureen Groer, F. Stephen Wimberly, Lynne Boeing and Michael Wimberly sold their home at 5145 88th St. E., to Peter and Michele Wirtz, of Bradenton, for $350,000. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,606 square feet of living area.

Cheryl Gallagher, of Estero, sold her home at 5383 Creekside Trail to Ann Marie Colonna, of Sarasota, for $420,000. Built in 1999, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,297 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $340,000 in 2013.

Jo Ann O’Connor, trustee, of Stillwater, Minn., sold the home at 8731 52nd Drive E. to Adriana Orta, of Pembroke Pines, for $320,000. Built in 1995, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,823 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $350,000 in 2017.

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Eduardo and Carmen Ospina, of Apollo Beach, sold their home at 6315 67th Court E., to Lori and Joel Quay, of Bradenton, for $409,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,934 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $383,000 in 2004. PRESERVE AT PANTHER RIDGE

Jonathan and Natasha Bullas, of Lakewood Ranch, sold their home at 8230 Snowy Egret Place to Stephen Garcia-Morales and Tamara Camacho-Martinez, of Bradenton, for $395,000. Built

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Robert Denninger and Tanya Denninger, of Sarasota, sold their home at 7967 Glenbrooke Lane to Patrick and Tracy Allshouse, of Riverview, for $310,000. Built in 1991, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,293 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $262,000 in 2016. CHAPARRAL

Carl and Elaine Ketterman, of Lakewood Ranch, sold their home at 6835 Sagebrush Circle to Candayce and Gary Shaw, of Longboat Key, for $290,000. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,728 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $178,100 in 1998.

Catherine Franek, of Bradenton, sold the home at 5015 Brickell Park Cove to Richard and Melisa Crawford, of Lakewood Ranch, for $349,000. Built in 2011, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,009 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $245,600 in 2011.

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Barbara Montgomery, of Bradenton, sold her home at 4812 Boston Common Glen to Brandon Marcello and Jennifer Reiner-Marcello, of Bradenton, for $319,000. Built in 2013, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-

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Mau Luong, of San Jose, Calif., sold his home at 4807 60th Drive E., to Derek and Katelyn Borton, of Bradenton, for $272,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,035 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $142,000 in 2012.

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John Lee, of Montoursville, Pa., sold his home at 618 Foggy Morn Lane to Doug and Victoria Wetzel, of Bradenton, for $259,900. Built in 2002, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,481 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $245,000 in 2016. ELWOOD PARK

Robert Godwin, trustee, of Oneco, sold the home at 4615 30th Ave. E., to Roberta Godwin, of Bradenton, for $220,000. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,057 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $215,000 in 2014. COTTAGES OF SAN CASCIANO

Geraldine Byers sold her home at 4811 San Ortebello Drive to Lorraine West, of Bradenton, for $219,900. Built in 2013, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,161 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $142,000 in 2013.

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BLUE FISH Cleaning Inc. 941-705-3812. Insured, Bonded. Affordable reliable home cleaning, $80, 2 cleaners, 2 hours.

Puzzle One Solution: “In New York, I went three days without eating. Charlie Bronson and I sold blood for $5 so that we could eat.” – Jack Klugman Puzzle Two Solution: “Everything that is truly worthwhile - I think passion is involved in your approach to it. No matter what it is.” –Jack Lemon

BRAZILIAN CLEANING Service by Maria. Residential. Meticulous Cleaning. Excellent References. Free Estimates. Reliable. Lic./Ins. 941-400-3342. CLAUDIA C. Cleaning Services. Experienced, Dependable and ready to begin! Residential. Excellent references. 941-773-6895.

This week’s Sudoku answers

CLEANING BY Brazilian Lady. Meticulous, reliable, deep cleaning specialist. Residential. Commercial. New Construction. 941-400-2866. CLEANING. RESIDENTIAL, Commercial, Construction, Vacation Homes, Resorts, Churches. We take pride in pleasing customers. 941-756-4570. HOUSE AND COMMERCIAL CLEANING. We do it for you, we are careful, Serious and Honest. We have INSURANCE. FREE Estimate. (941) 822−2764 WWW.JCSERVICES2017.COM

Computer Services COMPUTER/MAC, SMARTPHONE, Tablet repairs, setups, technology consultations, virus removal. Specializing Seniors/Beginners. On/Off Site. Peg 941-735-3362.

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Flooring STEVE ALLEN FLOORINGS, INC. Professional removal and installation tile, stone, wood and luxury vinyl. All workmanship guaranteed. Over 25 years experience. Fully licensed and insured. Free Estimates. 941-726-1802.

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This week’s Crossword answers

Home Improvement/ Remodeling KITCHENS, BATHROOMS and Flooring. Repairs and remodeling at a fair price. Lic. & Ins. Proudly Working in and around Sarasota and surrounding areas for over 15 years. Call Joe Davis, 941-929-3000.

Painting/Wallpapering

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

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2018

TO ADVERTISE TODAY CALL 941-955-4888 OR VISIT CLASSIFIEDS.YOUROBSERVER.COM


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HANDYMAN

COUNTRY CANINE MAKEOVERS DOG GROOMING

BOOKKEEPING SERVICES

Located off of SR 70 E. 1 mile North on Verna Bethany Rd. 7804 Barr Road Myakka City, FL 34251

Bookkeeping Solutions for Small Businesses 286207

ALUMINUM

Houses | Cages | Decks Driveways | Sidewalks

285655

See everything Mr. Handyman® can do around your home at MrHandyman.com

HOME SERVICES

Douglas | 941.405.5615 | Over 1 5 Years Experience

www.amerovent.net

SAFE ROOF CLEANING

DRYER VENT CLEANING SPECIALISTS Are You Having Dryer Difficulties?

BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCTS

• Dryer hot but clothes still wet after (1) drying cycle? • Dryer gets hot to the touch or doesn’t heat up at all?

941.650.9790 YoderAluminum.com

Take a simple test to see if your vent is clogged. Unhook your dryer vent & compare drying time.

Residential

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941-705-5468

Commercial

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Pressure Cleaning & Soft Washing Residential and Commercial

KITCHEN/BATH REMODELING

CABINET MAKING The Master

CABINET MAKER

941-737-4483

Like Us on Facebook

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Kenneth Fuhlman Inc. Building & Roofing Contractor

Palmetto

• Aluminum, Vinyl, & Wood Soffit & Fascia Repair & Installation • Roofing Repair & Installation • Metal Roofing & Tile Roof Repair Specialists

www.themastercabinetmaker.com

THE GRAB BAR GUY

Place Your Ad Quickly 941-955-4888 or classifieds.yourobserver.com

CLEANING

DRY CLEAN America

941-626-3194

Licensed & Insured CCC - 058059 CBC - 1253936

Bisson Roofing Inc.

GLENN KROECKER

HAPPY VETERANS DAY

(cell) 780-3346 Licensed & Insured

Thank you for your service

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954-1878

FREE Dry Clean military uniform, Police uniform and American flag.

Specializing in Reroofs and Repairs FREE Estimates • 30 Years Experience

LAWN CARE

EXPIRES 11/15/18

941 - 748 - 7400

All work done on premise and next day service

SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS

285443

Bradenton, FL, 34203 | 941.755.9119

Christo’s Clock Repair

941-739-5102

www.smallenginerepairs.us

“IF IT DOESN’T TIC, TOC TO ME.”

Small Engine Repairs, 5002 Lena Road, Unit 107, Bradenton, 34211

(941) 752-4741

YOURS!

MOVERS

283171

DOORS

David McCarthy Moving

for information about the Service Directory

...will move anything from a couch to a household

941-704-4278

dmccarthymoving@gmail.com

Sliding Glass Door Repair

CALL 955-4888

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Local And Long Distance Movers Residential Moves Commercial Moves Pack, Crate & Wrap

SCREENING

www.davidmccarthymoving.com 285641

“FIX IT - DON’T REPLACE”

Res./Com. Lic./Ins. ndow & Pressure Clea et Wi n s i n n g known as Sunrise Wind Su o merly For

a FREE estimate!

Complete Interior & Exterior Painting

FREE ESTIMATES - Call Joel, Owner 30 Years Exp. Cell 619-405-7650 Home/Office 941-758-4840

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Homes - Driveways - Sidewalks - Tile & Shingle Roofs - Pool Cages & Decks

285651

941.587.8093

941-726-7077

UNIQUE PAINTING & PRESSURE WASHING SERVICES

• Kitchen Pantry •Attic Access Ladders

www.agnershandyman.wix.com/handyman

LAKEWOOD RANCH PAINTING

Ask a Neighbor!

Agner’s Handyman Specializing in Closets & Garage Storage • Walk-in Closets • Reach-in Closets

WINDOWS

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HANDYMAN

941-345-5264

PAINTING • Interior & Exterior Painting & Wallcovering • Full Service Interior Design & Color Selection Assistance • Over 30 Years Experience Need a Referral? Matt Arndt, Owner Call today for

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New Deluxe Rollers Will Make Your Doors Roll Better Than Ever Call Mark 928-2263 proslidingglassdoorrepair.com

• Pool Cage Restoration • Rescreening Specialists • Specialty Screens • Paint • Doors and more! Satisfaction Guarantee Manufacture and Workmanship Warranties

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Free tes ma Esti

www.bissonroofing.com

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PICK-UP & DELIVERY SERVICE

Serving Bradenton/Sarasota areas Over 30 years experience

All Makes & Models House Calls by apt.

Owner Supervises Every Job

Snapper 560Z Zero Turn Riding Mower Professional-grade plus utility. $4999.

CLOCK REPAIR

Horologist

Financing Available • RC0067420 • Lic. & Ins.

285654

Creekwood Crossing Plaza (SR70 & off I-75)

Don Christo, Sr.

With this ad

ROOFING

Truly Custom Cabinets made in Palmetto, FL Design and Remodeling • Custom Countertops Custom special cabinets for mobile homes

941-723-0278

www.PantherHydroCleaning.com

10% SAVINGS

INC.

285656

Houses, Pool Cage & Decks, Fences, Driveways & Walks Irrigation, Fertilizer, Rust & Battery Stain Removal

285891

Owner / Operator Insured

LV10365

Dustin Yoder

Cindy Wells 941-928-2168

ABRACADABRA PRESSURE CLEANING

285883

Call Mr. Handyman 941.777.3344

AMEROVENT

Call for appointment

POWER WASHING

a neighborly company

“Specializing in 6” Seamless Gutters”

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PET SERVICES

JEANNIE’S

Contact Jeannie See at (941) 377-2177 or email shamijen@comcast.net

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018

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WINDOWS $ 25 STANDARD

INCLUDING SCREENS, TRACKS, MIRRORS & FANS

% OFF + Additional $ 00 SPECIAL 1 0 5 www.sunsetwindowcleaningsrq.com For Senior Citizens

Call Tibor for FREE ESTIMATES | 941-284-5880


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THE EXTRAORDINARY PremierSothebysRealty.com

FOUNDERS CLUB 9314 McDaniel Lane $999,000 Fernando Viteri 941.400.7676

LAUREL OAK ESTATES

GREENBROOK VILLAGE 14704 Sundial Place $679,000 Stacy Haas & Gloria Bracciano 941.587.4359

BRADENTON 8270 Fontana Lane $544,000 Jenn Flanders 941.232.0788

PRESTANCIA 4634 Mirada Way #38 & 39 $479,000 Joel Schemmel & Sharon Chiodi 941.587.4894

LAKEWOOD RANCH 14406 Whitemoss Terrace $385,000 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

LAKEWOOD RANCH 12604 Deacons Place $899,000 Laura Stavola 941.447.4875

2974 Dick Wilson Drive $1,795,000 Dwight Dooley & Linda Dooley 941.350.1095

SARASOTA 1001 Annie Laurie Lane $674,900 Joseph Ebert 941.932.1487

ESPLANADE 12642 Fontana Loop $543,222 Gloria Bracciano & Stacy Haas 786.348.9488

BOCA ROYALE 26 Golf View Drive $469,900 Bob Linthicum 941.228.9206

WHITFIELD ESTATES 359 Pearl Avenue $369,000 Roberta Tengerdy & Carolyn Collins 941.321.2292

PRESTANCIA 4369 Boca Pointe Drive $998,000 Joel Schemmel & Sharon Chiodi 941.587.4894

SECRET HARBOR - COUNTRY CLUB EAST

14818 Secret Harbor Place $869,900 Shannon Rogers 941.920.5454

HIDDEN RIVER 4322 Hidden River Road $569,900 Katty Caron 941.928.3009

ROSEDALE 10619 Glencorse Terrace $555,000 Stacy Haas & Gloria Bracciano 941.587.4359

UNIVERSITY PARK 7811 Rio Bella Place $529,900 Sheldon Paley 941.356.1857

OAK VISTAS 5774 Aaron Court $525,000 Kevin Milner 941.907.9541

UNIVERSITY PLACE 7715 Drayton Circle $469,900 Stacy Haas & Gloria Bracciano 941.587.4359

LAKEWOOD RANCH 6903 Westchester Circle $850,000 Stephanie Shaw 941.544.3770

LAKEWOOD RANCH 6809 Turnberry Isle Court $548,000 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

WATERCREST 6450 Watercrest Way #301 $498,000 Katina Shanahan & Kenneth Shanahan

941.702.0437

LAKEWOOD RANCH 12343 Thornhill Court $435,000 Gloria Bracciano & Stacy Haas 786.348.9488

PRESTANCIA 7356 Mara Vista Drive $364,000 Joel Schemmel & Sharon Chiodi 941.587.4894

THE LAKE CLUB 16131 Daysailor Trail $997,000 Gloria Bracciano & Greg Van Natter 941.730.1999

SARASOTA 15260 Leeann Road $359,900 Katty Caron 941.928.3009

SARASOTA 8777 Pebble Creek Lane $423,000 Ken Ipox 941.993.7279

LAKE VISTA 7804 Lake Vista Court #406 $335,000 Stacy Haas 941.587.4359

BOCA ROYALE 1512 Raphis Royale Boulevard $899,900 Bob Linthicum 941.228.9206

GREENBROOK EAST 14819 Bowfin Terrace $799,900 Corbett Donovan & Lauren Holt 941.232.5672

ISLES OF SARASOTA 6145 Abaco Drive $545,000 Ziad Sleit 941.928.5493

COUNTRY CLUB EAST 14419 Whitemoss Terrace $485,000 Gloria Bracciano & Stacy Haas 786.348.9488

THE MOORINGS AT EDGEWATER 6535 Moorings Point Circle #102 $419,000 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

CONCESSION 8313 Farington Court $330,000 Jim Soda & Donna Soda 941.961.5857

YO U R H O U S E . T H E I R H O M E . Over the years, hundreds of owners have placed their trust in the area’s most

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experienced team of luxury rental professionals. Let us make your house their home.

LAKEWOOD RANCH | 941.907.9541

CALL US FOR YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE EXTRAORDINARY

LONGBOAT KEY | 941.383.1526 RENTALS | 941.364.4032

SARASOTA - EAST | 941.260.8875 SARASOTA - DOWNTOWN | 941.364.4000 ST. ARMANDS | 941.383.2500 VENICE TO PUNTA GORDA | 941.412.3323

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