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Nick and Jennifer Tullio’s son, Grayson, 7, is battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Now, the Tullios are using the power in their own legs to help their son find his own.

KUDOS, QUOTABLES AND COMMUNITY

+ Ranch CERT seeks volunteers

Lakewood Ranch’s Community Emergency Response Team is looking for a few good men — and women. CERT will hold four training and certification courses throughout the month. The courses will be at 7 p.m., Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m., Jan. 15, and 7 p.m., Jan. 18, at Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.; and at 9 a.m., Jan. 22, at an area fire station (to be determined). If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response, CERT members can assist others by SEE SHORT STACK / PAGE 2A

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It Works Global moves to Manatee

It Works Global, owned by Heritage Harbour’s Mark and Cindy Pentecost, will bring more than 90 jobs to the area over the next three years.

+ Jazzercise teachers a hit on NFL stage

Lakewood Ranch Jazzercise instructor Sue Encke, along with two of her students, performed with 300 other Jazzercise instructors and students during the Miami Dolphins halftime show Dec. 19, 2010. Encke, Cindy Gruenier and Cindy Palmer, along with instructors and students from throughout south Florida, performed a five-minute choreographed routine to a medley of top 40 songs as part of the show. For more information, visit www.jazzercise.com.

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Jennifer and Nick Tullio with their twin children, Grayson and Emma. Grayson has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and the couple is hopeful, through research, a cure for the condition soon may be found.

ANOTHER DAY FOR GRAY By Pam Eubanks | News Editor

SABAL HARBOUR — As Sabal Harbour resident Nick Tullio raced into the last few miles of the 2011 Walt Disney World Half Marathon Jan. 8, he could feel his muscles burning. But despite the challenge of running 13.1 miles, Tullio focused on his 7-year-old son, Grayson, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal genetic disorder that results in progressive muscle weakness. “The last couple of miles (of the run) were tougher from a fatigue standpoint,” Nick Tullio says. “When I (thought) of the challenges Grayson has when it comes to climbing the stairs or getting to bed, it puts it in perspective — and I pushed through.”

Tullio finished his first halfmarathon in about two hours, 20 minutes. With the support of friends, family and others, he raised more than $2,000 for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, an organization that raises funds specifically for research and finding a cure for Duchenne. The organization had about 100 runners participating in last weekend’s race, which was part of its Run for Our Sons fundraising campaign. “I had a lot of fun,” Nick Tullio says. “I’m still recovering but look forward to other fundraising, whether it be races or otherwise.”

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When the Tullios gave birth to their twin children, Grayson and Emma, now 7, they had no

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Nick Tullio, with Grayson, finished his first half-marathon Jan. 8.

idea there were any potential problems. But as the children developed, Grayson’s mother, Jennifer, couldn’t shrug the fear that something may be wrong with her son. “He was slow to do things, specifically walking, crawling,”

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HERITAGE HARBOUR — There’s not much Heritage Harbour resident Mark Pentecost loves more than heading to the greenway, breathing in the fresh air and hearing his club send a golf ball whirling through the air. But it seems, Pentecost and his wife, Cindy, now are swinging harder than they ever imagined. Just more than three months after purchasing the Arthur Hills-designed Stoneybrook Golf Club, the Pentecosts are again making headlines, relocating the corporate headquarters of their direct sales company, It Works Global, from Grand Rapids, Mich., to the East County. “There are just a few times in life you get to swing for the fences,” Mark Pentecost said. “We’re getting to do that now.” The couple was slated to sign a lease on a 16,000-square-foot office space located just a few miles from their home this week, after The East County Observer went to press. “Our business is about lifestyle,” Mark Pentecost said, noting It Works offers unique beauty and wellness products through independent distributors. “We were looking for an area where we could enjoy the journey. It had been a dream of mine to (own) a golf course.” Despite looking all over Florida, the Pentecosts kept returning to the Sarasota/ Bradenton area for a place to

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live and golf. They had continued looking elsewhere in the country for a new location for their corporate headquarters until the Manatee Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Council recently offered a package of incentives the Pentecosts could not pass up — refunds and grants totaling about $800,000. As a requirement, the company must provide an annual wage that is at least 15% higher than the county’s average. The deal went public Jan. 4. “It’s crazy how this all has come together,” Cindy Pentecost said. Although the company’s executive team and many of its existing employees will be relocating to the area, the majority of positions will be open for hire, including posts in accounting, finance, customer services, marketing and others. Company sales have increased 400% from three years ago, and the Pentecosts expect the trend to continue, resulting in more than 90 jobs over the next three years as they develop a call center and shipping operations in Manatee County. The couple believes the new location for It Works’ headquarters, combined with its new golf venture, will be the perfect mix for business and the community. “We work hard, but we play hard too,” Mark Pentecost said. “I love this area. It’s vibrant. It’s fresh. Both will enhance the other. “I look for things that will set us apart

applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during training. For additional information or to register visit www.lwrdv.com or e-mail LWR. CERT@gmail.com.

+ Lakewood Main Street plans progressive dinner

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Cindy and Mark Pentecost purchased the Stoneybrook Golf Club in late September. Now, the couple is moving the headquarters of its business, It Works Global, to the area as well. from other companies,” he said. “I think this will set us apart.” The Pentecosts see their golf course as another amenity they can offer It Works distributors when they visit the company’s headquarters. For example, business trips easily can turn into family vacations with the business’s proximity to airports, beaches and the other Florida-specific amenities, Mark Pentecost said. Additionally, training for distributors or other special events can be held at the facility,

including the “Dash to the Destination” promotion the company already is offering there Feb. 17-20 for select It Works distributors. The Pentecosts are working to get renovations to the Stoneybrook Golf Club — fresh paint and carpet, new furniture, and even the addition of a nearly 4,000-square-foot outdoor patio area, completed by the end of February as well. Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@ yourobserver.com.

Attention adventurous diners: Lakewood Ranch Main Street restaurateurs will be taking residents on a culinary trip around the world at 6 p.m., Jan. 27. From the Japan and Scotland to France and Mexico —and all the way back to the United States — the Around the World Progressive Dinner will give guests a variety of tastes throughout the night. The schedule includes: • 6 p.m.: Saijo Sushi & Japanese Restaurant • 6:30 p.m.: Eduardo’s Cantina • 7 p.m.: MacAllisters Grill and Tavern • 7:30 p.m.: The Polo Grill and Bar • 8 p.m.: Paris Bistrot Cost is $60 per ticket and includes food, a specialty cocktail from each region and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Space is limited. For more information or to make reservations, contact Melissa Vu at The Polo Grill and Bar, 782-0899, Ext. 235, or melissa@pologrillandbar.com. Cortez Road 41

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IN OTHER BUSINESS: • The board agreed to hire Spectrum Underground, Inc. to complete work on a portion of the district’s storm water infrastructure renovation project. Spectrum’s bid of about $84,000 came in nearly $55,000 less than the next lowest bidder. “They’re a reputable company in this area,” said Matt Morris, principal for Morris Riley, the company hired to manage the project. “They specialize in this type of work.” The project includes initial clean-up efforts, repairing damaged control structures, mitered pipe end sediment removal, pipe end markings, pipe inlets trash removal, Weir structure erosion repair and lake bank washout repairs. • The board discussed methodology options for collecting assessments. Community Manager Jim Ward will bring back an analysis of potential methodologies for assessing the CDD’s water management system at the board’s February meeting. Methodologies for assessing or not assessing waterlines, the golf course, the recreation center and currently exempted parcels may be discussed in the future, but are not being researched at this time.

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Heritage Harbour puts pressure on Aquaterra

Supervisors on the Heritage Harbour South CDD are hoping to compel their irrigation provider to enter into a formal contract. By Pam Eubanks | News Editor

HERITAGE HARBOUR — Supervisors of Heritage Harbour South Community Development District are taking their most aggressive stand yet in protecting their rights surrounding the district’s irrigation water distribution system. The CDD now will notify the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Manatee County that it would like to be notified of all communications and permit requests relating to Aquaterra, the district’s developer-controlled irrigation utility. “We have rights,” Supervisor Lee Bettes said at the board’s Jan. 6 meeting. “They’ve jerked us around for a year.” The board sent a proposed irrigation water agreement to Aquaterra in February 2010. The proposal gave Aquaterra full access to the CDD’s irrigation lines, while keeping waterline and

other maintenance responsibilities in the hands of the district. It also attempted to set fair and reasonable prices for water. Aquaterra’s attorney, Charles Mann, of the Pavese Law Firm in Ft. Myers, did not respond to the CDD’s proposal until a letter dated Dec. 15, 2010, and declined further comment for this story. “We are simply unable to agree to any changes to the substance of the (existing) agreement,” Mann wrote in the letter. The proposed agreement was set to commence Jan. 1. “The nothing solution recommended by (Mann) is not going to work,” Community Manager Jim Ward said. “We will clearly keep the pressure on.” Supervisors, frustrated with Aquaterra’s delayed response, now are exploring their options for compelling the utility to address the issues at hand, which include the utilities’ use of CDD lines to provide water to consum-

ers outside the Heritage Harbour South boundaries, among others. “In the agreement that is at the heart of all this – the contract that was never legally signed— it grants Aquaterra the right to change our water management system in any way they see fit,” Bettes said. “We don’t want them changing our water management system without consultation with us.” Ward said he and the district’s attorney, Kenza vanAssenderp, had spoken with Mann Jan. 5 and believed Mann had been misinformed about facts behind the CDD’s proposal. Although Mann made no commitments, he said he would further discuss the issue with his client, Ward said. Ward said the Heritage Harbour South CDD has spent about $25,000 in attorney’s fees on the issue over the last year. Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@yourobserver.com.

UP-AND-COMING

Schroeder-Manatee Ranch hires coordinator for sports complex Tim Mulqueen said the possibilities are endless for Lakewood’s newest amenity.

(SMR President) Rex (Jensen). Their visions were the same for the complex. It LAKEWOOD RANCH — was kind of serendipitous.” Although goalkeeper coach Although Mulqueen Tim Mulqueen has spent won’t be overseeing any most of his life warding off of the facility’s construcsoccer balls and teaching othtion, which began late ers to do the same, he may last month, he is working soon be embracing them with hard to create business open arms, so to speak. and bring soccer and other The Lakewood Ranch resisports to the sports comdent on Jan. 2 officially startplex, located adjacent to ed as Schroeder-Manatee the Lakewood Ranch Post Ranch’s director of sports. Office. Mulqueen, a coach for U.S. Mulqueen sees the facilSoccer’s Under-20 Men’s ity as a place of safe, conteam and for the U.S. Olymvenient play for local famipic soccer team, will oversee lies as well as a destination operations at SMR’s 22-field for tournaments for both sports complex, slated to open youth and elite players and in late April. even for training for inter“The thing about this facilnational teams. ity is the possibilities, to me, “I see it as an opportuniare limitless for all sports,” ty to bring new businesses Mulqueen said, noting fields in the area, to promote vacould be used for soccer, laCourtesy of Human Kinetics Inc. cations and a place to live,” crosse, Pop Warner and flag Tim Mulqueen recently released his first book, “The he said. “It happened to football, among other sports. Complete Soccer Goalkeeper.” The book, which has me. I came down here for “You could run state champi- been under development for about two years, is an onships at this facility. You can instructional goalkeeper book. “I’m really proud of it,” a job, and I’ll never leave.” Mulqueen said he plans have professional teams using Mulqueen said. “I’m excited for the book. I think it’s a to talk with professional it for pre-season. It should be great coaching tool and is great for players as well.” and club teams alike, and used all the time. It should be already is talking with professional bringing people and business to the tion for me to run the complex.” SMR Director of Marketing and players about using the facility to area. It’s exciting for me to see socPublic Relations Candice McElyea run camps. cer helping the community.” “We’re beginning to line all that Mulqueen learned of SMR’s said Mulqueen is a perfect match plans to construct a world-class for the position, considering his up,” he said. SMR announced it would in fact sports complex while reading The background and current involveEast County Observer and soon ment in soccer, vision for the facil- move forward with plans for the contacted SMR’s President and ity and commitment to the com- sports complex in August 2010. The munity. first phase of the project, expected CEO Rex Jensen. “We were looking for the perfect to cost about $1.8 million, will in“Being a professional soccer coach and being a coach (in town), candidate to come in and hit the clude locker rooms, restrooms, I thought I should find out what ground running and reach out to paved driveways and grass parking, the facility is going to be like and national and international sports along with a series of fields used for see what the vision is,” Mulqueen organizations and let them know soccer and other field sports. Contact Pam Eubanks at peusaid. “We began talking from there. we (are) in the game,” McElyea I was fortunate they created a posi- said. “(Tim) actually reached out to banks@yourobserver.com. By Pam Eubanks | News Editor

BACKGROUND Despite his passion for soccer, Tim Mulqueen didn’t get started in the sport until he was 13 years old. Mulqueen said his coach forced all the youths on his soccer team who also played basketball to try out for the goalie position. “I was the sole survivor,” Mulqueen said with a chuckle. “I absolutely fell in love with the position and became very passionate about it.” Mulqueen continued playing through high school and college. He began coaching in college and coached professionally in New York and Kansas City from 19962004. Mulqueen began coaching for U.S. Soccer in 2005, when he and his family — wife, Kathleen, and children, Trevor and Cate — moved to Lakewood Ranch. Mulqueen started as an assistant coach with the Under 17 U.S. National Soccer Team, which trains out of IMG Academy in Bradenton, and moved up to coach the Under 20 and U.S. Olympic teams in 2007. He will continue coaching with U.S. Soccer part time.

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Bayside begins fasting journey Bayside Community Church is joining nearly 1,000 other churches across the world in Awakening, a threeweek commitment of prayer and fasting. By Michael Eng | Executive Editor

MANATEE COUNTY — Members of Bayside Community Church in the East County last week joined thousands of Christians from as far away as Australia, Tanzania and Peru in Awakening, a three-week commitment to prayer and fasting. The commitment, started by Celebration Church in Jacksonville three years ago, seeks to help Christians and church leadership refocus their lives at the beginning of a new year. “It’s a great way to start off 2011 and to rededicate our lives to Christ,” Bayside Creative and Communications Coordinator Kristin Becnel said. “And it is so cool to have churches from all over reading the same devotional and praying the same thing.” This year, Awakening, which began Jan. 10 and runs through Jan. 30, also includes a 21-day Virtual Conference. Through the Awakening website, participants can listen to messages from more than 60 pastors, including Bayside’s Randy Bezet. The program also is uniting participants throughout the world through its Twitter feed, Awake21, and Facebook page. The fasting portion of Awakening is intentionally flexible, Becnel said. Some may choose to participate the entire 21 days. Others may do two or three days a week. The goal isn’t to follow guidelines of the program but rather to consider one’s faith. “By giving something up, we take that time for God and grow in our relationship with Him,” Becnel said. This year marks Bayside’s third year participating in Awawkening. In years past, Becnel said the experience has yielded significant growth in the Christian faith out east. “At the end, we always set aside time to come together, and we hear all these incredible stories on how Awakening has helped people and families,” Bencel said. Contact Michael Eng at meng@yourobserver.com.

INFORMATION Awakening WHAT: A 21-day program of Christian prayer, fasting and devotion. WHEN: Jan. 10-30 WEBSITE: awake21.org


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+ FSU professor OKs study, not incorporation

Dear Editor: Recently, Keith Davey, lead advocate of Lakewood Ranch incorporation, announced with a flourish that Florida State University has approved the Fishkind feasibility study, the much-debated study that concludes that incorporation is financially feasible. Hogwash and shame on Davey. FSU has approved nothing. At the invitation of Keith Davey, Dr. Tim Chapin of the university offered an opinion on the methodological soundness of the Fishkind study. That is it. I for one am happy Chapin concluded that the Fishkind study is not bogus and that it could serve a useful purpose if the homeowners wished to go further. I note well what Chapin said: “Incorporation is based on a much wider set of factors.” Davey, I think, wants to steamroll us homeowners into submission on this incorporation thing. He would like us to believe FSU is one more advocate of Lakewood Ranch incorporation. Nonsense. As for me, Davey

has undermined his own credibility and that of the people he represents. Daniel F. Moriarty Lakewood Ranch

+ Not all Palm-Aire residents oppose tower

Dear Editor: I read your article in The East County Observer, and I am quite concerned by the inference that the residents of Palm-Aire are mostly against the cell tower proposed for Whitfield Avenue. This is not true. Although there are a few very outspoken residents that have been fighting the tower, most of my neighbors and members of the Palm-Aire Country Club, which this neighborhood is built around, are very supportive of the tower. There has been a negative campaign full of deception and falsehoods. Residents were told, among other things, that the tower would bring down home values, kill local wildlife, send radiation through the air, etc. None of these things is true. None of these things have happened in any of the other neighborhoods, including The Meadows, where other towers just like the one pro-

posed for Whitfield Avenue, have been built. Most of the residents in PalmAire look forward to getting good reception on their cell phones when the tower is built. Many of us are members of the Palm-Aire Country Club and understand that in this economy it is imperative that the Club continue to be able to offer the wonderful services and amenities for which it is known. We understand that our home value is more closely tied to the country club being prosperous and continuing for a long time than a large flagpole on a maintenance area where there is already a power pole that shows above the trees. In this economy, the income from the tower will be beneficial to all who live here. Had you done any research or asked questions of other residents, you would know that there are hundreds of signatures on petitions in support of the tower. There have been many letters and e-mails sent to county commissioners in support of the tower. I live right across the fairway from the maintenance area. That’s right: The tower will be just about in my backyard, and I am strongly in support of it as are most of my closest neighbors.

tower talk

Judge sides with county in River Club tower dispute

A U.S. district judge last week issued a summary judgment against Vertex Development, who had sued Manatee County for denying construction of a telecommunications tower on part of the River Club Golf Course property. By Pam Eubanks | News Editor

RIVER CLUB — After more than a year of deliberation, a U.S district judge has sided with Manatee County in a dispute between it and Vertex Development over the construction of a telecommunications tower in the River Club community. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich on Jan. 3 ruled Manatee County had showed “substantial evidence,” as required by law, to deny Vertex’s application to construct a 150foot flagpole style cell tower just north of the River Club Golf Course’s parking lot. In her 41-page opinion, Kovachevich explained that factors such as community aesthetics and character, property values and other concerns raised by residents could be valid reasons for denial of the tower and said the county’s decision did not violate the Telecommunications Act of 1996, as Vertex argued. “As previously cited, the Eleventh Circuit has held that aesthetic objections coupled with evidence of an adverse impact on property values or safety concerns can constitute substantial evidence,” Kovachevich wrote. “The court finds that the

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Vertex Development submitted an application to construct a 150-foot flagpole-style telecommunications tower near the front parking lot of the River Club Golf Course in June 2009. aesthetic objections to the cell tower, coupled with evidence of the negative impact of the proposed cell tower on property values, constitute a substantial evidence within the written record to support the (board of county commissioners’) denial of Plaintiff ’s application.”

Deputy County Attorney Rob Eschenfelder said he was not surprised by the court’s finding and noted the judge clearly had reviewed parts of the record the county had used to defend its board’s decision. Although the judgment did not “break any new ground,” he said its level of

I do not believe that a cell tower that looks like nothing more than a flagpole could possibly lower my property value any more than the ugly power pole that already resides there. And if I get better cell phone reception, my property value may increase. Deborah Chapman does not speak for me or most of my neighbors. Please don’t allow her to represent us in your publication. Esther Halt Palm-Aire According to the Manatee County Planning Department, the county has received 117 signatures supporting the proposed tower and more than 1,000 signatures against it. A public hearing was Jan. 12, after The East County Observer went to press. — Ed.

+ New coach a win for ODA

Dear Editor: Recently, I took my boxer, Cassius, over to see his girlfriend, Roxie, and for them to have their play time. Roxie’s owner told me of a recent story which appeared in The East County Observer. The story was about a guy we both knew: Sean Brady, The Out-ofDoor Academy’s new boys basketball coach. I have to say to ODA, you got one great guy — not because of his coaching skills but also as a human being. He is wonderful with kids and soft-spoken. I am so happy life has blessed him so. I know ODA won by getting Sean Brady as coach. Elizabeth M. Sullivan Creekwood

moving forward

A county hearing officer currently is reviewing a similar application for a cell tower in the PalmAire community. Deputy County Attorney Robert Eschenfelder said the decision for River Club would not have a direct impact on the case because the decision did not “break any new ground,” but it may prove to be educational for the hearing officer. detail would provide insight for future cases. “I think if anything, Judge Kovachevich’s (decision) is significant in that it is one of the most lengthy opinions out there that focuses on that issue — what are the parameters a decision maker are allowed to consider in terms of property value and aesthetics. “I think her opinion is a road map for what other communities can follow for what is legally significant in those kind of proceedings,” he said. “(The judgment) makes it clear the residents and any opponents really have to focus their testimony and exhibits on that specific site.” Vertex’s attorney Lauralee Westine said only that her client is exploring what its next step may be. “We are considering all our options at this time,” she said. Vertex has 30 days from the date of judgment to file an appeal, if it so chooses. Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@yourobserver.com.


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The following information was gathered from incident and arrest reports obtained from the Manatee County Sheriff ’s Office.

board member for the association, who currently has custody of the home. The complainant could not offer any further information or any suspect information.

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10 a.m. — 8085 Cooper Creek Blvd. (BJ’s Wholesale Club). Petit theft. The complainant reported someone stole her wallet out of her purse, which she left inside her shopping cart while she was shopping at BJ’s Wholesale Club.

4:30 p.m. — 6500 block of Anchor Loop. Criminal mischief. Unknown person(s), possibly juveniles living in the complex, broke Styrofoam signs used to mark parking and rules of the complex. The complainant stated this is an ongoing problem, but no one has seen it happen. He stated that over the past year, it has cost the Yacht Club about $900 to replace the signs.

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CREEKWOOD Jan. 4

7:30 p.m. — 4500 block of Creekwood Boulevard. DWLS/R. The defendant was stopped after he was seen leaving an area of property belonging to FPL. A computer check showed the defendant’s license was revoked on Sept. 22, 2006, for a DUI and that he had prior knowledge of this fact. The defendant was taken into custody for DWLS/R with knowledge and was transported to the Manatee County Jail. The defendant’s vehicle was left in the parking lot of the Creekwood Community Pool, 49th Avenue and Creekwood Boulevard, where he came to a stop.

GREENBROOK Reported Jan. 5

3 p.m. — 14900 block of Amberjack Terrace. Criminal mischief. Unknown person(s) pried open the patio door of the apartment and broke the lock. It couldn’t be determined if entry was made because the residence is vacant. About $40 in damage was done to the locking mechanism. The responding deputy dusted the scene for prints and recovered LBKcards - 2010 - I latent prints. Those two of possible cards were submitted to the print box at D3. The complainant is a neighbor and a

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PANTHER RIDGE Reported Jan. 5

10:15 a.m. — 6900 block of 215th Street E. Stolen decal. The complainant reported the tag decal was taken off his company car.

OTHER Jan. 4

10 a.m. — 2911 53rd Ave. E. (Walmart parking lot). Criminal mischief. Unknown person(s) punctured both passenger side tires of the victim’s vehicle while he was inside working at McDonald’s. The tires were valued at $150, and there were no witnesses to the incident. The manager at Walmart advised he would have the day shift review the parking lot video to see if anyone had been by the vehicle. The victim and Walmart were each issued a victim’s brochure and a case number for future reference.

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The Manatee County Government website and Utility Customer Service System will be inaccessible the evening of Jan. 14 and all day Jan. 15 as electrical work is completed at the Manatee County Administrative Center. David Thompson, building maintenance division manager, said heavy-duty maintenance to the electrical system will cause the entire administrative center to be powered down, causing www. mymanatee.org to be inaccessible at that time. Utility bills and other county online services will not be available at that time, although cash payments for utility bills can me made at all Amscot locations. The lobby at the Manatee County Utilities Department, located at 4410 66th St W., Bradenton, will close at noon Jan. 14 and reopen Jan. 18. For information, call 745-3771.

+ Buchanan pushes for balanced budget

As the legislative session started in full swing last week, U.S. Rep Vern Buchanan wasted no time in introducing his first bill of the year. Buchanan, R-Bradenton, reintroduced his proposal for a Constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget.

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“Wasteful spending is threatening our future and will unfairly burden our children and grandchildren with debt that is not their own,” Buchanan said. “A constitutional amendment will force Congress to make the tough choices necessary to balance the budget for taxpayers today and for future generations.” Buchanan’s bill would balance the budget by 2016, and requires a three-fifths vote for any increases in the debt; that the president submit a balanced budget to Congress; and that any legislation to increase revenue must be passed by a true majority in each chamber. Exceptions are allowed for in times of military conflicts and natural disasters. Last week, Buchanan also was named chairman of the congressional Friends of Panama Caucus. The congressman said he would focus on creating jobs in Florida and improving Port Manatee’s ability to benefit from the expansion of the Panama Canal.

+ Ranch predicts increased home sales

Lakewood Ranch is celebrating a top sales year with nearly 250 new home sales and expects to sell even more new homes in the coming year. “It’s clear buyers feel confident in the market and the value here,” said Milt Flinn, president of LWR Communities. “We are estimating 350 new home sales next year with 50 furnished models completed by

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+ Mill Creek couple opens salon Mill Creek residents Shelly and Mark Gutowski will celebrate the grand opening of their new salon, Boutique Out East Salon & Spa, with a special celebration from 2-5 p.m., Jan. 15. Guests will be treated to music by Joel Fisher Music and light food prepared by Chef Doug Hitchings. Attendees also will be able to tour the facility, located

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the end of the first quarter and several new neighborhoods coming on board in 2011.” Eleven home sales in 2010 topped $1 million, and the average sales price came in at just more than $450,000. Lakewood Ranch also is leading the market in commercial real estate with its 11% vacancy rate

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MANATEE COUNTY — Lakewood Ranch High School sophomore Sierra Langston grabs a halter and rope and eases it over the head of Blue, a Shorthorn cross, before heading to a set of stalls nearby. Colby, the cow’s nearly onemonth-old calf, tags along as they walk, as do a handful of other heifers and goats, eager for their evening meal. The cow and its calf represent a slew of firsts for Langston, who turns 16 on Jan. 28. Having worked with Blue since the beginning of the school year, Langston will make her first appearance in the Manatee County Fair, showing the team in the cow/calf division of the Beef Breeding and Showmanship Show next week. “I can’t wait,” Langston said of the fair. “I’m so excited. Just being there with other schools (is fun), and I love animals.” The Manatee County Fair, this year themed “Capture the Magic,” will swing into action at 5 p.m. tonight. The fair will run from Jan. 13-23 and feature performances by famed country musicians Darryl Worley and The Band Perry, and Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, among others. Additional festivities include

FAIR INFO WHE N: Jan. 13-23 WHERE : Manatee County Fair, 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto TICKE TS: On opening night: $4 for ages 13 and up; $2 for children 6-12; and free from children 5 and under; Armband special for the Midway from 5-10 p.m., is $18. Regular admission costs are free for children 5 and under; $5 for children ages 6 to 12; $6 for individuals 55 years old and up; and $7 for individuals 13 years old and up. Arm bands for the midway cost $18-20, varying by day. Admission is free for children and students with identification between noon and 3 p.m. on Jan. 17 and Jan. 21. Mega-passes are being sold at Manatee County Walgreen store locations through Jan. 14. A $20 mega-pass includes admission to any one-day entry to the fair and an arm band for the midway.

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Lakewood Ranch High School sophomore Sierra Langston, right, watched the cow she’s showing in the fair give birth to a calf Dec. 19. She named the calf, Colby. Langston and her friend Theresa Simunovic, left, will show the pair in the fair Jan. 21. strolling acts such as Ed & Geraldine Old-Time Music and magician Steve the Pretty Good, a petting zoo, a barbecue contest, exhibits, demonstrations and competitions, puppet and animal shows, pig races, a kids pedal tractor pull and a smorgasbord of traditional fair cuisine, among other activities. This year’s event even includes the fair’s first ever drum line competition on Jan. 18. “We’ve got a filled itinerary for everyone,” Fair Manager Dan West said. “It’s a great value, and we’re going to have some fun.”

Entry to the fair is free for children 5 years old and under and costs $5 for children ages 6 to 12; $6 for individuals 55 years old and up; and $7 for individuals 13 years old and up. “Every bit of it is free with their admission,” West said. Guests can purchase armbands for rides on the midway at an additional cost of $18-20. Cost varies by day. Parking is available at Palmetto High School or Church on the Rock in Palmetto for $5. Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@yourobserver.com.

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TULLIO / PAGE 1 she says. “We had him in therapy from one year on. We just thought he had low muscle tone.” When Grayson was about 18 months old, a trip to the emergency room because of breathing problems gave the couple new insights. Blood tests showed Grayson’s liver enzymes were abnormal, setting off a series of tests. Six months later, doctors took a biopsy of Grayson’s muscles, leading to a diagnosis of Duchenne. “We never in a million years dreamed (it would be something like this),” Jennifer says. She and Nick quickly found a neurologist and began Grayson’s treatment. “You can ignore it a lot at first,” Jennifer says of the condition. “It’s the early stages — (Grayson) likes to be carried a lot.” But now at about 50 pounds, Grayson is too large to carry long distances, and his condition is more noticeable. The Tullios fitted him recently for his first wheelchair for use at theme parks, long walks or other more laborious excursions. Grayson also is on a waiting list for a helper dog, which will help him turn on lights and carry his books, for example. “Your muscles break down easily,” Jennifer says of Duchenne and notes most children with Duchenne are confined to a wheelchair by their pre-teenage years. “Right now (Grayson) can walk, but he

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Upon arriving home, Grayson leaps toward the couch, laughing and chatting like any other active 7-year-old boy. “He talks a lot and he talks loud,” Jennifer says with a grin. “He’s just a happy kid. We try to talk about (his condition) now. We’ve given it a name.” Although there is no cure for Duchenne, Grayson is on three medications. The most important is a Cortisteriod, which helps prevent the muscles from breaking down. Unfortunately, side effects include weight gain and aggression, the first of which the Tullios are now beginning to see in Grayson. Grayson, a student at Willis Elementary School, goes to occupational and physical therapy each once a week and also goes to InStride Equine Assisted Therapy in Nokomis for therapeutic horseback riding every Saturday. “It’s our role as parents to provide the best life we can for Grayson,” Nick says. Every day, the Tullios wage war against their grief, knowing they likely will outlive their child by many years. The pain comes in waves — sometimes as anger, sometimes as helplessness. But ultimately, they believe that through awareness and raising funding for research, a cure for Duchenne may soon develop. “It’s all the same feelings you have (while grieving), but you try to focus on hope — that they’re going to find a cure,” Jennifer says. “That’s why we feel strongly about Parent Project.” The Tullios say they also support the Muscular Dystrophy Association and other organizations that have helped them over the years.

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Lakewood Ranch resident Landon Heitner, 15, took his favorite newspaper with him on a Holland America cruise during the holiday break with his mother, Allison. Landon is pictured here at Roatan Mahogany Bay in Honduras. The family also visited Key West, Belize and Cozumel. Send photos to The East County Observer, c/o Michael Eng, 8788 State Road 70 E., Suite 103, Bradenton, FL 34202. You may also e-mail them to meng@yourobserver.com. Be sure to include your names and when and where the photo was taken.


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Gullett students take academic aim With the holiday break behind them, fifth-grade students at Gullett Elementary School are fine-tuning their reading skills based on results from the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading. The East County Observer caught up with students to find out their academic goals for the new semester. Macy Duregger, 10

Victoria Carr, 10 My goal is to improve my vowel sounds and chunking words more — the pronunciation. I’m going to try to get Honor Roll for the school. I want to read more. I don’t read a lot.

My goal is 18 points (for the Accelerated Reader program), and I have 30 points. I want to do better in science and social studies.

Jazayeah Burls, 11

Liana Price, 11 I want to read more because we have to read 30 minutes every night. Sometimes, I don’t do that because I don’t have enough time. I want to get straight As, too.

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East County violinist James Ehnes takes a rare break at home before hitting the road with the Toronto Symphony. By Heidi Kurpiela | A&E Editor

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James Ehnes hopes to one day purchase this 1715 “Marsick” Stradivarius, which is currently on extended loan from the Fulton Collection.

It’s funny. When you walk into the home of a Grammy Award winner, you expect to see the Grammy on display in the front foyer. You think you’ll see the gold gramophone on a pedestal with a small spotlight illuminating it from the ceiling. You assume you’ll be introduced to the

trophy as if it’s another occupant of the house, which of course is ridiculous, unless you’re dealing with an egomaniac, which James Ehnes is not. Instead Ehnes, who won a 2008 Grammy for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance for the release of “Barber, Korngold, Walton: Violin Concertos Pour Violin,” keeps his ego — and his Grammy — tucked away inside the music room in

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his East County home. “All my music-related stuff is in there,” says the violinist, who recorded the award-winning album with the Vancouver Symphony in his native Canada five years ago. “I think it would be a bad idea psychologically to think of it as the peak of my life. I would hope there are a lot of other things to look forward to. But it’s nice when I’m practicing to have it in the corner of my eye, reminding me of past happiness.” That, in a nutshell, is how Ehnes keeps his hubris in check. Although he doesn’t take his accomplishments for granted, he refrains from fixating on them. At 34, his glory days have just begun. Once regarded as a youngster in an industry ruled by veteran violin virtuosos such as Itzhak Perlman, Ehnes, a graduate of The Juilliard School, made his orchestral solo debut at age 13 with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. By 25, he had won back-to-back Juno Awards and received the title Young Artist of the Year at France’s Cannes Classical Awards for his “Six Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin” by Bach. “It’s a world that’s fascinated with young people,” Ehnes says of the classical-music industry. “At this point, I’m not even the young one anymore.” A highly sought-after soloist, Ehnes is ranked among the world’s top violinists, having performed in more than 30 countries on five continents. In the last six months alone, Ehnes has played in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Europe, South America, Canada and

LINER NOTES On his 2008 Grammy win

“It’s flattering, like any sort of award or accolade in this business. I’m proud of the work I do and you never know when or if the industry will pick up on something.”

On meeting his idol, pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy

“I was at a concert in Naples. He was playing in the evening, and I was playing in the afternoon. I’ve since gotten to know him extremely well, but there are still those pinch-me moments. As a little kid, he was like this mythical character that didn’t exist in reality. He was my superhero.”

On listening to classical music

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throughout the United States. was still a teenager. The musician estimates he “In the solo world there’s this spends only six to eight weeks a intoxicating control,” Ehnes year at his home in Bradenton, says. “You enjoy a great deal and his 2011 tour dates show no of artistic freedom. Plus, it’s a change in that routine. great way to see the world.” Earlier this week, Ehnes For the first time in 45 minkicked off a six-city tour of utes, Ehnes’ wife perks up from Florida with the Toronto Symher perch at the kitchen table. phony. His Jan. 10 stop was She says she gave up dancing comfortably close to home a few years ago to travel with — the Van Wezel Performing her husband, a decision that Arts Hall. From there he goes has brought the two closer. to Fort Lauderdale, then West During a recent stop in SydPalm Beach, followed by Orlanney, the couple was invited to do and, later, Daytona Beach. go on a sailing trip. The expe“It would be nice to have rience took Kate Ehnes’ breath more time home,” Ehnes says. away. “But I realize to do that would “It was like, ‘Pinch me! Is mean spending less time perthis really happening?’” gushes forming, which I don’t want the former ballerina. either. I guess what I’m saying Ehnes smiles. Australian is, I wish there was more time sailing adventures are what than there are days.” he commonly refers to as “job Even his downtime is filled perks.” with business obligations. On “We’ve had some pretty this particular day — an overamazing non-musical expericast Tuesday after a holiday ences,” he says. “But it’s not like Heidi Kurpiela weekend — Ehnes is juggling you can party every day on the “Many orchestral musicians might find being on the road impossible,” James Ehnes says. “But in the solo world, back-to-back phone interviews there’s an intoxicating sense of control and a great deal of artistic freedom.” road like you’re a rock star.” as wife Kate, a former dancer Kate Ehnes begins to giggle. with the Sarasota Ballet, sits “You never party like a rock quietly behind a laptop computer at the bers who live nearby and pop in often to the Manatee River in 2002. star,” she says. kitchen table. With that, her jetsetter, Grammy housesit. He says Bradenton is as much his The couple’s home is surprisingly Ehnes, who grew up in Manitoba, Can- home turf as is his hometown in Canada, Award-winning husband nods his head lived-in thanks to a bevy of family mem- ada, purchased the two-story home on which he left to attend Juilliard when he in agreement.

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la, Wash., where she served as the president of her high school’s draKaylene McCaw is havma club and performed ing a good clothes day, the in community theater kind of clothes day that productions staged in would send any costume her hometown meeting designer into a giddy fit. house. Someone delivered a As a girl, her mother bag of hats, coats and taught her the basics of dresses to The Players sewing. The skill served Theatre earlier in the day. McCaw well as she got And not just any bag of older and her personal hats, coats and dresses — style became more bothese pieces were vintage. hemian. Consequently, McCaw, “I’ve always had a costume designer at The tastes that were differPlayers Theatre for eight ent,” McCaw says. “If years, spent the morning I couldn’t find what I modeling outfits for the wanted at the mall, I staff, parading around the could always hit the lobby in 1950s derby caps sewing machine and and fur-collared coats. make it myself.” “One of the perks of Heidi Kurpiela The conversation rethe job is getting to play dress-up for a living,” Mc- “I like to think of myself as a fabric engineer,” Kaylene McCaw says. “You give me some- turns to McCaw’s love thing soft, and I can make it into almost anything.” of thrift-store shopping Caw says. “We get a lot of garbage donations, but it’s every costume she creates, from Hood” and when, in 2009, she — again. Scanning her outfit, worth picking through for the the lavish Edwardian-era gowns shaved her head to play the part she points out that everything, jewels.” of “Titanic” to the drab house- of cancer-stricken Vivian Bear- excluding her shoes, came from a Goodwill, the exact location of To a woman such as McCaw coats and kerchiefs of “Fiddler ing in “Wit.” — an avid Goodwill shopper on the Roof.” “I’ve had beautiful experi- which she won’t reveal. “It’s a secret goldmine,” she whose wardrobe mostly conIt helps that McCaw is also an ences where someone might sists of funky finds from second- actress. be having a hard time feeling a says of the store. “I want to keep hand stores — the donation was She knows how challenging character and they put on the it that way.” McCaw is currently costumespecially exciting. it is to move on stage in an ill- clothes and suddenly get it,” says “I’m frugal,” McCaw says. “It’s fitting costume. She knows how McCaw, who joined The Play- ing “Big: The Musical,” which a big part of who I am and what a piece of fabric can transform ers staff eight years ago. “That’s opens Jan. 13, at The Players. I do. A lot of designers come you into a character and trans- why I wish people would still According to the designer, the in here expecting to buy every- port you to another place and get dressed up to go to the the- musical is “a simple show,” rething. Our budgets are basically time. ater. You take it more seriously. quiring three costumes for each nothing. My job is to make a She experienced this as a teen There’s something grand about actor in the 30-person cast. Her teenaged daughters, both nickel look like $500.” when she was cast as the title it.” And that she does with almost character in “Little Red Riding McCaw grew up in Walla Wal- students at Booker High School, By Heidi Kurpiela | A&E Editor

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WARDROBE MALFUNCTIONS Kaylene McCaw weighs in on her top-two costume pet peeves.

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“It’s overrated. I have a personal hatred of Velcro. It’s not as strong as everybody thinks. It’s a beautiful thing when used properly, but in most cases I use old-fashioned snaps and buttons.”

Inflated egos

“People get insane. I have to keep reminding them that they have to look like their character, even if the character isn’t pretty. Some actors feel since they dress themselves every day, they have the authority to dress themselves in shows.” are performing in the show. She gestures toward a heap of colorful Converse sneakers, which she borrowed recently from Florida Studio Theatre for the “Big” kids to wear during ensemble dances. “I prefer shows where the clothes make the character come to life,” McCaw says. “When the clothes are perfect, people just believe they belong to the actors. It can be frustrating because you want people to notice your work, but you never want the costumes to get in the way.”

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Congratulations to the East County parents who celebrated recent births. The East County Observer will publish birth announcements each month. To have your listing included, please e-mail your information to Executive Editor Michael Eng, meng@yourobserver.com. Ethan James Boyd was born to Jennifer Cameron and James Boyd Oct. 26, 2010. MaKenzie Lynn Emery was born to Catherine and Andrew Emery at 9:08 p.m., Dec. 14, 2010. She weighed 8 pounds, 12-and-one-half ounces and was 20 inches long.

Jenna Maye Jahn was born to Sugar Ridge residents Summer and Steven Jahn at 6:38 a.m., Nov. 26, 2010. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches long. Joseph Omar Lopez-Otero was born to Greenfield Plantation residents Amanda Otero and Kevin Lopez at 6:43 a.m., Dec. 28, 2010. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. Scarlett Noelle Radtka was born to

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Braden River team learns communication creativity Colombian natives Carlos and David Duran have spent the past four months adjusting to a new way of communicating with their teammates. BRADEN RIVER — As the ball begins to make its way up the field, Carlos Duran calls out to his teammates while adamantly pointing to his right. The Braden River senior forward continues to point where he wants the ball, hoping to draw the attention of his teammates. Within moments, the ball lands at Duran’s feet —  exactly where he had hoped it would be. Duran proceeds to move the ball up the field toward the goal as his teammates call out their assignments. Further up the field, Duran’s younger brother, David, a sophomore defender, begins signaling to his teammates where the ball is headed. He yells out a phrase in Spanish before motioning to his left. Communication such as this has become commonplace for the Braden River boys soccer team this season — ever since the Duran brothers walked onto the soccer field for the Pirates first practice four months ago. The Colombia natives didn’t know any English at the time, making it difficult for the players to communicate with their new teammates. “It’s hard not to be able to tell our teammates what they are doing wrong,” David Duran said in Spanish. “We feel a little useless because we can’t communi-

cate with the coaches or players.” Initially, the communication barrier also proved difficult for the rest of the players — the vast majority of which don’t know Spanish at all. “It gets a little frustrating (sometimes) because you want to tell them what you want to say in English,” said junior Tyler Marshall, whose Spanish is limited to what he’s picked up in Spanish class. “We try to use hand signals and we have a teammate who speaks Spanish fluently.” “It’s brought on a sense of diversity for the team,” coach Janjay Gehndyu said. “It’s opened their eyes. A lot of our players have seen players from (Spanishspeaking countries) on TV, but to actually play on the same field with them is a great experience. “They’ve definitely elevated our game and improved our program,” he said. “We’re definitely building something here. It’s going to be great.” Growing up in Colombia, Carlos and David Duran spent their days playing competitive soccer. It was simply a way of life. “It’s part of the culture,” Carlos Duran said. “It’s a very different style of play in Colombia. It’s a different level. It’s not as physical here.” After spending years playing soccer at a high level for various Colombian and South American teams, the Durans

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“We understand basic things,” Carlos Duran said. “Soccer is a universal language, so we understand a lot. Our main problem in speaking, so whenever we hear our coach say (something) we incorporate it into our inventory of soccer.” “We try to do what we are able to do with our inventory — we try to speak in English (first), and then we kind of yell in Spanish,” David Duran said. In addition to using hand signals, the Durans also use a translator — teammate and fellow Colombia native Andres Diaz — during practices and games to allow them to be able to better communicate with the coaching staff. “I haven’t really been in contact with many Colombians in awhile, so it’s awesome to be able to talk with the guys,” Diaz said. “It helps me, and it helps them.” Eventually, the two brothers would like to play soccer professionally in EuJen Blanco Carlos and David Duran have been adjusting to a different rope or wherever the oplevel of play since joining the Braden River soccer team. portunity arises. But for now, the Durans trained in Miami with Colombian soccer are focused on spending the rest of the coach Luis Perea before moving to Bra- season helping out their teammates in denton at the start of the school year. any way that they can. Since joining the team, Carlos and Da“Our team is really accepting,” David vid Duran have been adjusting to a new Duran said. “They don’t exclude us beway of communicating with their team- cause we speak Spanish.” mates. The brothers also are learning “In the beginning, it was just them English, and every time they hear their two, but now, they’re into the whole team coaches or teammates say a new word, thing,” junior Matt McNab said. such as “run,” “ball,” “stop” or “pass,” they Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@youcommit it to memory. robserver.com.

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Pirates top Mustangs in OT The Braden River High boys basketball team defeated rival Lakewood Ranch 55-49 in overtime of a Class 4A-District 10 contest Jan. 4. Tre Bryant scored 16 points and hauled in six rebounds to lead the way for Braden River. Trevon Young added 11 points and six rebounds, while Steven Ross had 12 points and six rebounds. Javar Baity scored 12 points and six rebounds while finishing 8-for-8 from the free-throw line. Jordan Baker led all Lakewood scorers with 17 points. Brian Cobb recorded 11 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks. Tim Greenamoyer followed with 10 points. Jeff Cassens attempts a shot during Braden River’s 55-49 overtime — Jen Blanco victory over district rival Lakwood Ranch Jan. 4.

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Braden River senior Taylor Nardone set a personal best this season with a 120-pound bench press and a 140-pound clean and jerk at the girls weightlifting meet versus Lakewood Ranch Jan. 10. Nardone won the 139-pound weight class for the fourth consecutive time. Here is an inside look at this week’s Athlete of the Week.

Do you play any other sports? I’m on the varsity cheerleading team here at Braden River. What are your plans for next year? I got accepted into Florida Gulf Coast University; and I’m going to major in health sciences.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working? I’m usually working at Sports Authority, hanging out with my friends or sleeping. Who is your biggest role model? For weightlifting, it’s coach (Doug) Garrity. That was my first year in weightlifting, and he taught me everything I know. Now I lift for him. I want to make him proud. If you could anywhere in the world where would it be and why? Italy. That’s my heritage, and I want to see where my grandparents were born. I think that would be cool. Do you have any siblings? I have an older brother, Zachary, who is 21. Do you have a favorite subject? The sciences are normally my favorite, but this year, forensics is my favorite. — Jen Blanco

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The Lakewood Ranch High boys basketball team defeated Gulf High, Braden River and Pinellas Park to win the Smoothie King Classic Dec. 28-30, 2010, at Bradenton Christian. The Mustangs defeated Gulf High 66-55 in the first game. Brian Cobb scored 22 points, and Brett Hanewich added 10 points. In the second game, Lakewood defeated Braden River 62-45. Cobb had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Jordan Baker had 14 points, and Tim Greenamoyer added 13 points. Trevon Young led the way for Braden River with 13 points, and Tre Bryant finished with eight points.

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Ranch grapplers host first school tournament The Lakewood Ranch High wrestling team finished second at the first Mustang Duals Tournament Jan 8. By Jen Blanco | Associate Editor

LAKEWOOD RANCH — When Kyle Riley-Hawkins first walked onto the Lakewood Ranch High wrestling mat four years ago, he wasn’t sure what to expect. The team lacked experience, as well as the necessary commitment level to compete with some of the top wrestling teams in the state. So the thought of actually hosting a wrestling tournament never entered Riley-Hawkins’ and fellow seniors Nick Schilson’s, Damian Simunovic’s and Scott Pfalzgraf ’s minds. But what a difference four years can make. On Jan. 8, the Mustangs hosted the first Mustang Duals Tournament, which featured eight teams from across the state, including Cape Coral Mariner, Rockledge and Clearwater Central Catholic. “It was exciting because we got to wrestle in front of our friends and families,” Riley-Hawkins said of the Mustangs hosting their first tournament. “It took a lot of work, but it paid off. “We’ve definitely improved the past couple of years, and hopefully we’ll continue to improve,” Riley-Hawkins said. The Mustangs (4-1) finished

second behind champion Rockledge, which finished the tournament undefeated. “We could’ve performed better,” Simunovic said. “We’re definitely not where we need to be,” Pfalzgraf said. “We need to step it up.” Lakewood opened the tournament with a 52-23 victory over East Lake. In Round 2, the Mustangs defeated Pasco 61-16. In Round 3, Lakewood defeated Dunnellon 69-6. The Mustangs then went on to defeat Cape Coral Mariner 46-33 before falling to Rockledge 46-33 in the final round. “I was extremely proud of how we not only competed on the mats, but the sportsmanship we displayed whether we won or lost the match,” coach Pat Ancil said. “I’m pleased with how the entire team is competing; (but) we’ve got to continue to improve because the competition will only get tougher as we begin our road to the state tournament.” “We’re ready to take it to the next level,” Schilson said. Riley-Hawkins led the way for the Mustangs, finishing 4-0 in the 189-pound weight class and capturing his 100th career win. “I was really excited, but you’ve got to keep going,” RileyHawkins said of the milestone.

Alan Jackson wrestled in the 135-pound weight class at the Mustang Duals Tournament Jan. 8. “You can’t dwell on it.” “That’s quite a milestone,” Ancil said. “Not many (wrestlers) get 100 wins. You figure you’ve got to (start) on varsity all four years and average 25 wins a year.” The idea for the Mustang Duals Tournament originated last year when Ancil contacted Athletic Director Shawn Trent about hosting a tournament. Lakewood had never hosted a tournament; and with a large gym and the support of parents, Ancil thought now would be the perfect time to host a tournament. Trent agreed, and the team be-

gan planning its tournament last spring. Proceeds from last weekend’s tournament will be used to support the wrestling program by helping pay for tournament fees, wrestling camps and travel costs, such as when the team traveled to Georgia for a two-day tournament over the holidays. As for the Mustang Duals, Ancil said the team would like to make the tournament an annual event. Next year, the team is hoping to turn the tournament into a two-day event by bringing in 12 or 16 teams from all across the

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Back and Neck Pain: Get out and Enjoy Life —Drs. Tan Duy Ly, Mark Harper and James Tiesi will deliver this seminar at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 13, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Conference Room 1, 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. 800-454-8215. East Manatee Republican Club — This group will meet for a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Jan. 13, at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd. Cost is $15. Guest speaker will be Robert Gause, chairman of the Manatee County School Board. To make a reservation, contact Diane Garcia, 739-3813 or e-mail longboatfl@aol.com. Lakewood Ranch Little League — This league, formerly Manatee East Little League, will host registrations for spring baseball from 6-8 p.m., Jan. 13-14; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 15, at Lakewood Ranch Ballpark adjacent to Lakewood Ranch High School, 5500 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bring your child’s birth certificate, proof of residency, and check or cash. For more, visit www.lwrll.com. Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club — This group will host its annual business meeting at 7 p.m., Jan. 13, at the Northern Trust Bank Building, 6320 Venture Drive. Sponsorship checks will be presented to Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, SMART and SOLVE Maternity Homes. The new 2011 board members also will be presented. They include Jean Gustafson, president; Frankie Bailey, vice president; Linda Johnson, treasurer; Mari Hnapp, recording secretary; and Jackie Boege, corresponding secretary.

Save Your Home —This foreclosure prevention workshop will be at 7 p.m., Jan. 13, at the Boys and Girls Club, 3100 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. RSVP to 877-306-5299. Wine Tasting — WineStyles Lakewood Ranch will host this tasting from 5-7 p.m., Jan. 13, at the shop, 8225 Nature’s Way, San Marco Plaza. Michael Green will feature wines from Charles Smith. 306-5804 or www.winestyles.net/ lakewoodranch.

Fri., Jan. 14 MarcAnthony Roman —This artist will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight, Jan. 14, at The Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop. 782-0899.

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be served starting at 10 a.m. 7276079. Lakewood Ranch CERT Training Course — The Lakewood Ranch Community Emergency Response Team will hold four training and certification courses throughout the month. The courses will be at 7 p.m., Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m., Jan. 15, and 7 p.m., Jan. 18, at Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.; and at 9 a.m., Jan. 22, at the fire station. For more, e-mail to LWR. CERT@gmail.com. David Scarbie Mitchell’s Lipschtick —This show will be at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 12, at Church of the Trinity, 7225 Lockwood Ridge Road N. Tickets are $15 and $20 and available by calling 355-0847.

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Bradenton Opera Guild Winter Gala —This black-tie gala will be at 6 p.m., Jan. 16, at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club, 7650 Legacy Blvd. Cost is $150 per person; $200 “Friend of

the Gala;” $250 “Sponsor of the Gala.” Syble Di Girolamo, 7760994.

Mon., Jan. 17 Beginner’s Conversational Italian with Roberto — These Italian classes will be from 6:30-8 p.m., Mondays, at Mamma Onesti’s, 8453 Cooper Creek Blvd. Cost is $45 per lesson or $160 for the entire class; includes dinner every evening. RSVP to (727) 866-6892. Lakewood Ranch Garden Club —This club will meet at 10 a.m., Jan. 17, at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. A demonstration of floral designs from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana will be presented by Adrienne Wagner, a member of the Sarasota Chapter of Ikebana International. Guests welcome. Linda Washburn, 359-2308 or arthurassociates@juno.com.

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Sarasota Dollhouse Miniatures Festival —This event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 16, at the Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch, 6231 Lake Osprey Drive. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for children 12 and under. 371-3193.

Friends of the Braden River Branch Library Welcome the Asolo Play Readers — The Asolo Theatre Play Readers will perform “Twin Beds” at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 15, at the library, 4915 S.R. 70 E. “Twin Beds,” by playwright Robert Anderson, is a humorous single act from Anderson’s four-act comedy, “You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running.” Light refreshments will

of Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch will host this course from 7-8 p.m., Tuesdays through Jan. 25, at 11509 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch. Cost is $125. 752-3030. Fox Business Group —This group will host its weekly business luncheon at noon, Jan. 18, at Duff’s Original Buffet, 6010 14th St. W. 758-2404.

Wed., Jan. 19 Bradenton/Sarasota Songwriters’ Workshop —This workshop, organized by Braden River Elementary teacher Rob Gorley, will be at 7 p.m., Jan. 12, at the home of Bill Vinhage, 7515 22nd Ave W. Attendees should bring a guitar or CD and six to eight copies of a lyric sheet. 755-4275. Florida Attractions Association’s 12th Annual Attraction Regional Forum —This event will be Jan. 19 at Mixon Fruit Farms, 2712 26th Ave. E. This event provides an opportunity for attraction industry professionals to meet with colleagues to discuss topics of mutual interests, including the tourism climate in their region, trends in the attraction industry,and insights into best practices to develop better guest experiences. Colleen Beck-Kaplan, communications manager for Florida Attractions Association, (850) 2222885. Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance — This group will host its January Membership Luncheon and Annual Meeting at 11:30 a.m., Jan. 19, at The Polo Grill and Bar’s Fête Ballroom, 10670 Boardwalk Loop. Members are $25; non-members are $35. For more information, visit LWRBA.org.

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Charles Hill, Sarasota, sold his home at 396 Snapdragon Loop to Vincenza and Gary LaPena, Bradenton, for $241,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,466 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $223,800 in 2009.

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Gary and Vincenza Lapena, trustee, Bradenton, sold the home at 7329 Wexford Court to Leslie and Brenda Judy, Bradenton, for $315,000. Built in 2008, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,160 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $415,300 in 2008. Edward Thornburg, Lutz, sold his home at 7012 74th St. Circle E. to David and Jan Rothrock, Bradenton, for $315,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, threeand-one-half baths, a pool and 3,071 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $468,500 in 2004.

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U.S. Bank NA, trustee, sold the home at 22485 Panther Loop to Roy and Cynthie Levin, Bradenton, for $291,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, three-and-

Gerard Hannon sold his home at 6105 99th St. E. to Patricia Riley, Bradenton, for $225,000. Built in 1990, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,357 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $230,000 in 2001. Martyn Randall and Sara Elizabeth of Horsham, United Kingdom, sold their home at 4836 77th St. E. to Michael and Kimberly Belcastro, Bradenton, for $212,500. Built in 1996, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,428 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $247,000 in 2004.

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Gary and Theresa Reardon, Bradenton, sold their home at 5542 Whitehead St. to William and Pamela Scutt, Bradenton, for $200,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,090 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $165,000 in 2010.

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Reasons to Choose Prudential Lakewood Ranch Realty. #1 in Total Sales

#1 in Percentage of Listings #1 in Percentage of Buyers $339,900

#1 in Listing Sales

5634 Country Lakes Dr. Palm Aire, Sarasota

#1 in Buyer Sales

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$269,000

6112 27th E. St., #6112 Bougainvillea Place, Ellenton

$287,500

1921 24th St. W. Circle Palmetto

$249,900

13709 Glossy Ibis Place Greenbrook Village, LWR

REASONS TO WAIT.

In 2010, we ranked #1 in every real estate sales category in Lakewood Ranch.*

8488 Idlewood Ct. Edgewater Village, LWR

$264,000

In 2011, we’re the agency to trust with your real estate investment.

$339,000

No One Knows Lakewood Ranch Better. Call today to let us help buy or sell your home, 941-907-2000 or visit www.PruLWR.com

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Visit Our Newest Location: Main Street Lakewood Ranch! *Trendgraphix statistics from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010 when combining Prudential Lakewood Ranch Realty and Prudential Palms Realty.

$369,000

8427 Sailing Loop Edgewater Village, LWR

$795,900

10204 Discovery Ter. Waterlefe Golf & River Club

Under $1 Million

The Country Club Lakewood Ranch

$1,695,000

8269 Archers Court Founder’s Club

$485,000*

7225 Lake Forest Glen The Country Club, LWR

$530,000*

7632 Portstewart Dr. The Country Club, LWR

*Short Sale

941-907-2000 ~ Over 5,000 listings on our website: PruLWR.com Prudential Lakewood Ranch Realty and Prudential Palms Realty are sister companies serving Manatee and Sarasota Counties. © 2010. An independently owned and operated member

of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

Prudential is a registered service mark of The Prudential Insurance Company of America.

Equal Housing Opportunity

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Agents conveniently located at: Lakewood Ranch Main Street ~ Market Street in Lakewood Ranch ~ Downtown Sarasota, Tamiami Trail Palmer Ranch ~ St. Armand’s Circle ~ Stoneybrook ~ Longboat Key ~ Siesta Key

East County Observer - Thursday, January 13 2011  

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