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bserver O EAST COUNTY FREE • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

YOU. YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

NEWS

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund doles out grants. PAGE 14A

Gullet teacher Jennifer Santora walks with her daughter, Isabella.

Golfers to vie for third state championship.

East County rallies against breast cancer. PAGE 1B

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OUR TOWN

Harriet Sokmensuer

SPORTS

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by Josh Siegel | Staff Writer

YEARS STRONG

Rosedale Golf & Country Club community opened 20 years ago; its original homeowners commend its steady character as it continues to grow.

+ Walk this way Students, parents and teachers of Gullett Elementary walked to school Wednesday, Oct. 9, to celebrate Walk to School Day. Students began their walk from the pavilion in Central Park and finished with a high-five from school mascot, Chompy the alligator. Walk to School Day is part of the national organization Walk and Bike to School, which promotes health and safety training for students.

Photos by Josh Siegel

Nancy and Thomas Kramlick and Edie and Karl Bender have lived on their cul-de-sac for 20 years. They and two other couples — the Barkers and the Johnsons — are nicknamed the Over the Hill Gang.

+ Wrappers, movers ready Adopt A Family Manatee is readying for Christmas. The organization needs volunteers to help set up as it moves into its warehouse Oct. 25 and Oct. 28. Strong arms and backs are needed to help unload furniture and equipment. Spanish translators are needed Nov. 4 through Nov. 15. An informational meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 1, at the Sarasota Bradenton Commerce Center, located at 7345 16th St. E., Suite 101, Sarasota. For information or to help, please contact adoptafamily@ymail.com or call 7484424.

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EAST COUNTY — They have been called the Over the Hill Gang, but these original homeowners feel like they did 20 years ago; they still feel at home as the community they live in changes. “A lot has changed, but nothing has changed,” said Nancy Kramlick, who has lived in the Rosedale Golf & Country Club with her husband, Thomas, and near her close friends, Karl and Edie Bender, since 1993. “Twenty years in, the community has the same feeling, and we have the same feeling about it.” The Rosedale Golf & Country Club turns 20 this month, and, as the Kramlicks and Benders sit on a curb on their cul-de-sac street, they see the same people. In its 20 years of life, 20 couples have lived here the entire time,

most of them on this street, 54th Avenue East — in the “estate homes,” as they call them. But, they’re more homey than grandiose. Malcolm and Harriet Rouse, who are not part of the Over the Hill Gang, are in their own league, having built three homes here in 20 years at Rosedale. From their stoop on the curb, the foursome thinks back from then to now. They see the same lush trees that greet people as they drive through Rosedale’s 24/7-manned gatehouse. They remember the wild pigs and the pig roasts they used to have before Rosedale staff members stopped them.

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PARTNERSHIP

by Josh Siegel | Staff Writer

USF assumes Viking space The school will use the space on Lakewood Ranch Main Street to teach students and the general public. LAKEWOOD RANCH — In a partnership that boosts the visibility of both sides, the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee has signed a lease to occupy the former Viking Space on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.  USF Sarasota-Manatee, which signed the lease Oct. 17, will use the space to hold classes for students enrolled in the school’s College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership — and to host classes for the general public. “We like that there will be a connection between Lakewood Ranch and a major university,” said Julia DeCastro, director of leasing for Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty. “It will bring people to the Ranch who aren’t normally here.” The school does not have a culinary school, but it has been looking for a steady place to teach students the art of the kitchen. For the last two years, students have taken cooking classes at Manatee Technical Institute; before that, they worked out of the Publix Aprons Cooking School on University Parkway. Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu, dean of the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership, said enrollment in the school has increased from 87 three years ago to more than 200 today. Cobanoglu said the school would like to ultimately build a kitchen on its own property, but, in the interim, the old Viking space could bring outside

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INDEX Briefs....................6A Classifieds ........ 17B

Cops Corner..........9A Crossword.......... 16B

Neighborhood...... 1B Real Estate........ 12B

Sports................ 15A Weather............. 16B

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by Josh Siegel | Staff Writer

Landowners want Waterline Road project overturned The landowners have appealed to Manatee County for a mediation session and filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn commissioners’ decision to deny a residential project in a rural community. EAST COUNTY — After the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners denied a plan for a 175-home community on Waterline Road in September, landowners are moving to get the ruling changed. Less than a month after the Manatee County Commission denied a development plan for the proposed residential community on 77.9 acres along Waterline Road, Mary Jane Martin Smith and her husband, Richard I. Martin, are suing the county and seeking review of the decision. The suit, called a petition for writ of certiorari, filed Oct. 8 by Derin Parks on behalf of the estate of Mary Jane Martin in Manatee County Circuit Court, comes with a caveat. Using a right given by Florida Statute 70.51, the landowners have issued an administrative appeal with the county that calls for a mediation session.

If the issue is resolved via an independent hearing officer — with either the plan approved as is or amended to appease both parties — the lawsuit will be tossed out. Section 70.51, also called the Florida Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act, says any landowner who believes a development order is unreasonable can apply within 30 days of the decision for a “request for relief.” Parks is an attorney for Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano. Caleb Grimes, the lead attorney there, represented Smith and Martin at the September land-use meeting. Grimes said the county and his clients already have agreed to appoint Gary Larson, a mediator out of Sarasota, to arbitrate a hearing. That meeting would likely take place early next year. For the landowners, relief will

only come if the plan is approved as is. “We’re looking to get it approved as it was and as county staff had recommended it be approved,” Grimes said. “We will put a hold on the lawsuit until we see if we can solve this with mediation. By doing that, we are protecting the landowners’ rights.” In May, by a 5-2 vote at the end of a contentious, day-long meeting, the commission turned back the plan, even though some board members acknowledged nothing in the county’s rules allowed them to do so.
 Since 1989, the county’s Comprehensive Plan has said the road lies in an area that’s designated to be developed. Waterline Road is a collector road designed to collect stormwater and channel it. The land, on the north side of Waterline Road, and 1.8 miles east of Rye Road, has been in

Mary Jane Martin Smith’s family since 1957. However, commissioners sided with a vocal group of residents who petitioned and organized themselves into a group called Preserve Our Waterline Road Inc. The board mostly denied the plan because of the peculiarity of Waterline Road, a road with no sidewalks surrounded by palmettos and shrubs and wooded 5- and 10-acre lots. The decision came as Grimes made concessions to commissioners aimed to do something different with the development — required by the uniqueness of the property. Grimes dropped the number of homes from 195 to 175, after

commissioners worried about the development’s density.

 He promised a 50-foot buffer around the entire community, separating it from the farms and wildlife nearby. 
 He agreed to preserve a minimum of 15 acres for upland habitat.

 He also offered the option to build in the style of low-impact development, a fresh approach that clusters homes close together, more efficiently manages stormwater and preserves open space. 

 Commissioners could not promise low-impact design, however, because the county does not yet have standard for it. “We disagree with the ruling because there wasn’t a valid reason to turn it down,” Grimes said. Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@ yourobserver.com.

SECTION 70.51, also called the Florida Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act, says any landowner who believes a development order is unreasonable can apply within 30 days of the decision for a “request for relief.”

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

LAKEWOOD RANCH CDDS

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WRAP-UP

by Josh Siegel | Staff Writer

Lakewood Ranch Community Development Districts met Oct. 17, at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, for their regular meetings. They voted on and discussed a number of topics, which are summarized below.

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Johnson PhotoImaging has been burglarized twice within six months. Burglars have stolen a total of more than $130,000 in camera equipment.

East County photography store burglarized again Although it has been burglarized twice in six months, Johnson PhotoImaging remains open.

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does not know if the two incidents are related. Bristow says the store’s proximity to Interstate 75, and the nature of the expensive products it sells, make it ripe for burglars. The sheriff’s office has more to go on than last time, with the video, but it still has no witnesses. Detectives have also contacted Tampa-area pawnshops, in case the burglars try to cash in on the equipment. “This sort of thing is a little unusual,” Bristow said. “You usually get your 7-Eleven break-ins and break-ins of residences. What they’re doing with this stuff (the equipment) is another story. You don’t rule out anything when you don’t have any direct evidence.” Bristow says, with the rise of the Internet, more burglars are coming from outside the area. Arbor said he had talked to four other camera stores in the state, including ones in Melbourne and Jacksonville that recently had been burglarized. He doesn’t know what he can do differently. The store’s doors and windows are reinforced. The video cameras will remain in place. “I’m sure you think, ‘There’s no way this can happen again,’” Bristow said. “But you have to be

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concerned it can happen again. You feel bad for the business owner.” Bristow encourages anyone with tips to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477. The driver of the Chrysler is described as a thin male wearing a black T-shirt, dark jeans, black shoes and gloves with a multicolored hat and a dark shirt wrapped around his face. The passenger, whose gender is unknown, has dark hair and wore a light-colored, longsleeved shirt, dark jeans and light-colored shoes with a white shirt wrapped around the face. The staff at PhotoImaging vows to continue business. It says traffic at the store has stayed the same since the latest incident. Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@ yourobserver.com.

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The installation of six light poles at Summerfield Park basketball courts will be finished late this week. Zielinski reported the district ended the fiscal year in better financial shape than he anticipated. The district finished the 2013 fiscal year with $150,000 to $170,000 in its operating fund. The district has no outstanding projects. “You are in a lot better shape than I thought,” Zielinski said. “Now we can see about shifting some of this money into reserves.”

CDD 2:

Ryan Heise, district director of operations, said initial work by the district’s new maintenance contractor, Down to Earth, has gone “quite well.” Down to Earth is currently installing plants at major entrances. Zielinski will present a cost breakdown of the various ways the boards can handle the controversial gate at Balmoral Woods and Lakewood Ranch boulevards at a joint workshop Nov. 6 between CDDS 2, 5 and 6. District 6 Chairman Bob Burstein has promised to delay a decision of the Balmoral gate’s fate until after fiscal year 2014.

CDD 6:

The board approved a small amendment to its 2014 fiscal year budget. Zielinski said the change would not impact residents. Board members approved a fund balance/reserve-levels policy that establishes an annual review of savings and promotes fiscal stability. All of the other districts already have such a policy. Staff received two bids on the repainting of the Balmoral Gate guardhouse. Heise recommended the higher bid, which will cost $2,300 more, because of staff’s familiarity with the company’s work. The board agreed and told him to move forward.

IDA:

Town Hall’s new maintenance facility is two weeks away from having its interior work finished, Heise said. When that happens, equipment can be moved inside. Workers are also installing landscaping and irrigation. Staff is working on leasing a half-acre of the property to Down to Earth as a new revenue source. To do that, staff must amend the final site plan to allow a permanent trailer on site. Heise expects it to cost $60,000 to run utilities to the trailer. The project is still under budget. Town Hall will hold a ribbon cutting for the facility Jan. 9. The IDA board voted to provide money to Town Hall employees to pay for a 17.1% increase in their health insurance premiums for 2014. Money will come from reserves and won’t result in increased assessments to residents. It will be applied to the fiscal year 2014 budget. The higher rate comes after two years of declining costs. Once hired, Town Hall employees receive a $747.50 stipend they can use to select from a multitude of healthcare options, which the employer provides. The IDA will add the amount of the 17.1% increase in costs — which equates to $127 per month per employee and about $1,500 per year — to the stipend. The board vowed to reevaluate its benefits package in the future. — Josh Siegel

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EAST COUNTY — The last time it was burglarized, in May, Johnson PhotoImaging installed video cameras so it wouldn’t happen again. “Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough,” said Michael Arbor, the general manager of the photographystorelocatedjusteastofBraden RiverHighSchool,alongStateRoad 70. In a scene reminiscent of the first one, two burglars stole $32,000 in merchandise from the store at around 8:20 p.m. Oct. 13, smashing a window, triggering an alarm and driving off in a Chrysler minivan in less than three minutes. Surveillance video captured the incident, but didn’t provide much help. Arbor said the store has contacted vendors to replace cameras, lenses and flashes, just like it did in May, when burglars broke in and stole more than $100,000 in cameras and camera lenses in a matter of minutes. “It’s daunting, too, but we have to go on,” Arbor said. “We will continue to do what we can to help customers.” The first incident is still unsolved, and Dave Bristow, public information director for the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office,

The districts expressed disappointment in Manatee County’s re-paving of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, which started Sept. 25 and ended Sept. 27. Board members expected the paving, which went from the southbound outside lanes of River Club Boulevard to Main Street, to extend farther. District Engineer Mike Kennedy said he would meet with the county to discuss the issue. “I was a bit disappointed in the paving,” Kennedy said. “It was kind of odd.” Steve Zielinski, chief financial officer for the district, attended a meeting with Coldwell Banker Realtors last month in Sarasota to discuss confusion regarding CDD assessments. Many residents believe that the assessments go away once bonds are paid off, Zielinski said. He expects there’s a miscommunication somewhere between developers, builders, Realtors and customers. Debtservice assessments, which fund bonds, are finite, and their expiration varies depending on the district. Operations and maintenance assessments always remain in place, although they do fluctuate. “It’s hard to believe people are confused,” said Tom Green, a District 2 board member. The University of Florida has emailed surveys to Lakewood Ranch residents about pond and common-area maintenance practices. Based on the results and recommendations from researchers, Town Hall will adjust its practices accordingly. Anyone who has not received a survey but wants one should call or email Town Hall. A pre-audit draft of the districts by Purvis, Gray and Company will be complete by mid-February.

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EAST COUNTY — As Heritage Harbour South Community Development District officials wait for assessments to trickle in to give them more financial flexibility, supervisors are hoping to become more proactive when issues arise. Heritage Harbour supervisors directed their staff to make more frequent visits to inspect the district’s stormwater-management systems to ensure they function properly. The Southwest Florida Water Management District requires CDDs to inspect their stormwater-management systems every few years. The urgency comes after Supervisor Lee Bettes approached staff to review deficiencies at the “Wetland ZZZ Control Structure,” located south and west of Stone Harbour Loop. District Engineer Rick Schappacher visited the structure, which is located on land owned by Lennar, Heritage Harbour’s developer, Oct. 14. Erosion has exposed two pipes that have holes 2 feet deep. Lennar has said it will fill in the holes, so the issue won’t cost the CDD money. But the nature of how the issue came about — with Bettes reporting to staff — seemed backward to supervisors. “The real problem is we need to be doing regular inspections,” Bettes said. “Right now, we only hear about things when something blows up or washes away.” District Manager Greg Cox is determining how often the CDD’s systems have been inspected in the past. He says he will work with Schappacher on a method to visit the various structures over the course

ASSIGNMENTS

In a move to become more focused and better share responsibilities, Joyce Sandy, Heritage Harbour South Community Development District chairwomen, designated board members to serve as liaisons for specific issues. Sandy will handle community relations, while Lee Bettes will be the go-to person on lakes and stormwater management. Joe Jaudon will handle landscape issues. Richard Lane focuses on streets, roads and traffic. And, Michelle Patterson will manage security and gatehouse functions. The new roles, with contact information for each, will be added to the CDD’s website.

of a year. Supervisors also directed staff to inspect curbs in nine cul-de-sacs after a resident, Bob Ural, reported blackened curbs outside his home at Beacon Manner Terrace. Rather than address Ural’s problem specifically, the board preferred staff broadly visit curbs within the community as a way to anticipate issues before they come. Although Cox vowed to follow the board’s wishes, he will tread carefully. “A lot of these issues are cosmetic more than anything,” Cox said. “Litigations have stripped our funds, and assessments won’t begin coming in until November. The board has to make decisions about what’s smart to do, rather than what they want to do.”

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Matt Selman and nine of his friends will compete in the Tough Mudder to raise money awareness for osteogenesis imperfect (OI) and money for Shriners Hospitals. LAKEWOOD RANCH — As a college wrestler, Matt Selman, a short, stocky man, used to grapple much larger foes. Soon, Selman and nine of his friends will face the Tough Mudder, an event that posts signs at each course that remind competitors, “Remember, You Signed a Death Waiver.” But the team is not as tough as Selman’s children. Selman and other East County residents, including Aaron Corr, owner of TreeUmph! Adventure Course, and Aaron Klein, pastor at Current Community Church, have formed a team to compete in the Nov. 2 Tough Mudder, in River Ranch, as a way to raise awareness for osteogenesis imperfect (OI) and money for Shriners Hospitals for Children, in Tampa. One-and-a-half years ago, Selman, a commercial real-estate investment salesman, moved to Lakewood Ranch from Atlanta to bring his two children, Charlotte, 8, and Calvin, 6, closer to Shriners, where they are treated for OI, a genetic bone disorder, also

known as brittle-bone disease; it is characterized by fragile bones that break easily. Under the team name “Mudder for OI,” with the slogan “Kids with OI are tougher than us,” the group will compete in a 10- to 12mile obstacle course, designed by British Special Forces, to inspire the Selman children. “Even if the Tough Mudder is a ridiculously hard event, what these kids deal with is so much harder,” Selman said. The Tough Mudder series has 70 scheduled events in 13 countries this year. Courses can include open fires, live electrical wires and obstacles with names such as Cage Crawl, Walk the Plank and Electroshock Therapy. The team on which Selman is participating came together though church — seven of the members attend Current Community Church

— and speaking with friends of friends. Many in the group knew little about OI. One teammate, Evelyn Dinkins, will travel from Atlanta. Mark Leatt, an engineer and East County resident from South Africa, says his children often play with Charlotte and Calvin during open gym after services at Current Community Church. Calvin, a thrill-seeker like his father, swims and plays baseball and golf. Like Charlotte, who is more cautious, he looks like and plays the same as his peers. The siblings weren’t born diagnosed with OI. Selman’s wife, Elizabeth, didn’t even know she had it. That changed when Charlotte, then 2-and-a-half years old, fell off a climbing wall and fractured her vertebrae. A specialist in Atlanta t o o k one look at the family and diagnosed Charlotte, Calvin and Elizabeth with OI because they all have a blue tint in the white part of their eyes, a giveaway of the disease. Their cases are mild, but the

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Matt Selman, Mark Leatt and Aaron Corr, part of a 10-person Tough Mudder team with the slogan “Kids with OI are tougher than us,” climb trees at TreeUmph! to prepare. children go to Shriners every few months for bone density treatment. Since they moved here, Charlotte and Calvin have not fractured any bones. At Shriners, the family sees people who suffer even more. “You see what the children overcome, and we knew we had to do something to give back,” Selman said. “Until you are exposed to something like that, you just go through regular life. My kids are fired up about it.” As the event draws closer, the team meets at Greenbrook Adventure Park and runs — often at different paces. “There’s usually one person so far ahead of the other that he can stop and do push-ups while he waits,” Leatt said. They also practice strength and balance at TreeUmph!, where they climb and swing from trees. Corr prepares by doing his everyday job. He hangs props and waves ba-

tons for TreeUmph’s Zombie Zip, a special Halloween event. “Doing those things is a great workout,” Corr said. “I try my hardest not to be the weak link.” As Seldman, Corr and Leatt slip on gloves and attach harnesses in preparation for a climb atop trees, Leatt, striding in front of the pack, punches his fists forward like a boxer. “The day of the event will be a hellish day, but I’m more worried it will hurt like hell the next day,” Leatt said. So far, through donations and awareness gained from making announcements at church, the team has raised $5,000. They hope to raise $15,000. “As a unit, we’re trying to pull this off,” Corr said. “When you face something that’s a bit daunting, to know you have a meaningful task behind it makes it easy to do.” Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@ yourobserver.com.

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+ Manatee director of high schools resigns Dr. Mary Murray, the Manatee County School District’s executive director of high schools, has resigned to take an education position in Oklahoma. Murray started work in the executive director role, a new position Superintendent Rick Mills created, July 1. Before coming to Manatee County, Murray served as the principal of Immokalee High School in Murray Collier County. “In the short time she has been in Manatee County, Dr. Murray has justified the faith that we placed in her,” Mills said. “Although we are sad to see her go, we thank her for her service and wish her the best in her new position.”

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Residents say these problems are the result of faulty building materials, and homeowners have confronted KB Home with protests, letters, social-media campaigns and threats of lawsuits. Sal Ventimiglia, owner of DueAll Construction, the nearly four-year-old company Willowbrook’s homeowners association selected in October 2012 to make repairs on 51 units, says the company is making steady progress with repairs.

+ Lakewood Ranch promotes community with annual tour Lakewood Ranch will play host to the 16th annual Tour of Homes Oct. 25 through Nov. 17, as the community showcases 41 model homes within its boundaries. As part of the tour, the public is encouraged to visit models from each part of the development. Lakewood Ranch information centers are stocked with magazines containing information about models in the tour. Information centers and models are open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information centers are located at 6220 University Parkway, Sarasota, and adjacent to Summerfield Park, at 6310 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton. As of this month, 23,000 people already have visited Lakewood Ranch information centers and model homes this year, said Jimmy Stewart, vice president of sales for LWR Communities, a subsidiary of Lakewood Ranch developer SchroederManatee Ranch. “With the market rebounding, we couldn’t be more pleased than to have the opportunity to showcase 40-plus model homes featuring 15 builders,” Stewart said. “If our sales traffic year to date is any indication, we should experience an unprecedented turnout for this annual event. It’s a great time to showcase Lakewood Ranch as one of America’s premier communities.” 122630

reported moldy living rooms, rotting walls and collapsing balconies, has filed a lawsuit against residents. KB Home says in the suit, filed Oct. 11 in federal court in Tampa, that Willowbrook residents Andrew Smith and Daniel Koehler have created a website to disparage the company’s name. The suit says the residents “have improperly used and trafficked in KB Home in the domain name ‘thekbhome.com’ to divert traffic from KB Home, to disparage it, damage its reputation and otherwise cause harm to KB Home.” The suit also alleges residents William Crismon, Patrick McGettigan and Armando Oyola-Delgado of conspiring to intercept emails between KB Home and DueAll Construction, the contractor hired to repair Willowbrook. This suit comes after DueAll Construction sued Smith and Oyola-Delgado for defamation in May. John D. Campo, of Nielsen, Price, Worthy, Campo, P.A. in Gainesville, filed the suit on DueAll Construction’s behalf May 16, in Manatee County Circuit Civil Court. Smith, a Willowbrook resident since 2006, created and runs a site, thekbhome. com, as a way for homeowners to communicate about their experiences with KB Home. In April, KB Home filed a lawsuit against the 41 subcontractors with whom it originally contracted to build the homes.


 The defendants in that suit include companies in flooring, aluminum, air conditioning, framing and more. Since August 2012, homeowners in Willowbrook have complained of moldy ceilings, sinking floors and water-damaged walls, among other problems.


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VIKING / FROM PAGE 1A interest to the program. “Our students are learning about the back of the house, but we also want them to be able to produce a product that happens at the front of the house,” Cobanoglu said. “We want to see some burns on their arms and some stains on their shirt pocket to show they can walk the talk. This also serves as a gateway into the Lakewood Ranch area. We want to be a part of that growth.” The signing, with negotiations taking close to a year, comes after the former tenant went bankrupt.  Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty, a subsidiary of Lakewood Ranch developer SchroederManatee Ranch, reached an agreement in January with the trustee for the bankruptcy case of Extreme Remodelers of Sarasota, the parent company of the Viking Culinary Center.  LWR Main Street LLC purchased the furniture, fixtures and equipment in the center to ensure the space would be used for the same purpose. Extreme Remodelers, which did business as Paradise Homes, invested more than $1 million in high-end cabinetry, furnishings, Viking appliances and other design details for the school, which opened in September 2011 as one of 19 Viking cooking schools nationwide and the second school in Florida; it closed suddenly Oct. 24, 2012. SMR had moved to recover possession of the Viking culinary space, after Paradise Homes missed its September and October rent payments. For now, the space will be called the USFSM Culinary Center, but Cobanoglu wants a catchier name; the school may take suggestions from the public in the form of a competition. The school will add green awnings and greenand-gold artwork on the windows. The center can still host special events, like it did before. Public cooking courses, taught by school faculty and guest chefs from around the world, will teach people how to cook dishes from China, Taiwan, Brazil, Italy and others. Any surplus earned from cooking classes will go directly into the school’s hospitality program. Student classes begin with the start of the spring semester Jan. 6. Public classes will begin soon after. USF Sarasota-Manatee leased the 4,098-squarefoot unit turnkey.  “They have everything they need,” DeCastro said. “All they need is to bring in their food.” Contact Josh Siegel at j s i e g e l @ y o u r o b s e r v e r. com.

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Matt Bornstein, director of sales for Rosedale Realty, says the Hunt Group, Rosedale’s developer, has been strategic about change.

ROSEDALE / FROM PAGE 1A They remember outside the gates — how the six-lane State Road 70 used to be two lanes, how they rarely ventured outside the gates to visit the only restaurant around, Denny’s. “When the gates closed, we stayed,” said Thomas Kramlick, the first member of the Rosedale Golf Club, who will plant an honorary tree during anniversary festivities this week. “We had no reason to leave.” When, in 1989, Robert Hunt, founder of the Hunt Group, Rosedale’s developer, purchased the original 335 acres of the community, he envisioned an alternative to Lakewood Ranch. “We’re more quaint than the Ranch,” said Patrick Hogan, vice president of the Hunt Group. “Our people are looking for something low-key, comfortable and small. We’re not ostentatious. It’s a friendly community.” The first Rosedale residents came in 1993; the first development in Lakewood Ranch would begin being built a year later. The Hunt Group knew Lakewood Ranch would be a big draw; it sought to combat that. “I come from a family involved in building homes, so I’m keen to look for certain things,” Thomas Kramlick said. “The houses here look better. You look at the overhang of the roof, and it’s quality. It’s bigger. I don’t know why it’s better. You can just see it.” Over seven years, the Kramlicks had made deposits on other lots around the state but backed out. By the time they had chosen their Rosedale lot, the retiring couple from upstate New York had toured half the state. The Kramlicks bought their 2,100-square-foot home without visiting a model. They only had a printout; the sales office at the time was a trailer on an undeveloped lot. “I would have taken anything at a point,” Thomas Kramlick said. “I just wanted somewhere to golf. Then, we came through these gates. My wife said, ‘This is it.’ They put us in a golf cart and drove us around. We felt comfortable.” The Hunt Group developed the community slowly but steadily, waiting out slow dips in the economy and scrapping projects that didn’t work. By 1995, the clubhouse, tennis courts,

swimming pool and fitness center opened. The Kramlicks and Benders remember the first nine golf holes being here before then, in 1994. “We used to call it the bowling alley,” Karl Bender said. “You could collect 100 balls on a walk. But, for hackers like me, it was always comfortable because no one judged anybody or said anything.” Also in 1995, the Hunt Group developed 30 attached homes, a clump of multi-family homes, also known as villas, called Westbury. “That was a mistake, and we haven’t returned to that arena since,” said Matthew Bornstein, director of sales for Rosedale Realty, the sales arm of the Hunt Group. “We realized that wasn’t acceptable in the market place, so we went back to patio homes.” Bornstein refers to Rosedale’s stable of patio homes as sophisticated, singlefamily homes with open cement space to the side of the house, outside a sliding-glass door. There are lots of those in the Highland neighborhood, part of the additional 104 acres the Hunt Group bought from Schroeder-Manatee Ranch in 1995, to build 204 single-family homes. These are pricier, selling from $400,000 to more than $1 million. By 2005, developers closed on 237 acres adjacent to Rosedale’s Highland neighborhood, north of Malachite Drive and south of the 44th Avenue extension. The land would become nine more holes of golf plus some homes. But then, the economy froze. The land stayed undeveloped. This year, those 237 acres, the Rosedale Links, have come under construction. Once finished, they will hold 445 single-family homes. The Rosedale Links golf course was never built. The Hunt Group brought in outside builders — M/I Homes, Ashton Woods Homes and John Cannon Homes — for the first time. They join Rosedale Construction. Some of the homes have two stories, meant to attract younger families. “Things change,” Karl Bender said. “You never know.” But the feeling inside the gates hasn’t changed. Neither have the people on the cul-de-sac. “We don’t have family near. But we have each other,” Edie Bender said.

ROSEDALE 20TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVITIES FRIDAY, OCT. 25 Rosedale Anniversary Golf Outing — starts at 1:30 p.m. with opening ceremonies. A nine-hole golf scramble starts at 2 p.m. and concludes with a poolside barbecue dinner. For more information or to make reservations, please call 941-753-6200.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26 Anniversary Celebration — starts at 10 a.m. with a boat regatta on the lake at the ninth hole and will be followed by a golf trick shot exhibition at 11:30 a.m. A pet show and parade will be held at 2 p.m., and a concert by the Sweet Adelines will follow at 3:15

p.m. Golf contests will start at 4 p.m., before a “Hamburgers in Paradise Cookout” at 6 p.m. Fireworks will go off at 9 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, please call 941753-6200.

SUNDAY, OCT. 27 Fly-In Air Show and Model Airplane Demonstration — starts at 9 a.m. at the Rosedale Golf & Country Club, 5100 87th St. E., Bradenton. A Johnny Angel car show in front of the clubhouse will follow at 10 a.m. Brunch will be available. For more information or to make reservations, please call 941-753-6200.

• Developer The Hunt Group purchases first 335 acres.

1993

• The community opens, and the first residents begin living in homes. • First nine holes of golf open.

1995

• The Hunt Group purchases 104 acres from SchroederManatee Ranch and builds 204 more homes. • Clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pool and fitness center open. • Developer builds 30 attached homes (villas) called Westbury. The Hunt Group never builds attached home.

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• Developers close on 237 acres adjacent to Rosedale’s Highland neighborhood, north of Malachite Drive and south of the 44th Avenue extension, to become Rosedale Links; the land is originally intended to be home to nine holes of golf.

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• Rosedale Links opens and includes 445 singlefamily homes. The golf course is not built. Rosedale brings in three outside builders for the first time.


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

OCT. 12 DRINK AND DASH 7:47 p.m. — 5000 block of Lena Road. Petit Theft. Three men walked into a liquor store Saturday night and picked up two bottles of vodka. The men proceeded to leave the store without paying. Asked by the owner if they were going to pay, the men did not respond and got into a black SUV. When police tracked down the owner of the vehicle, she told them that her son and his girlfriend had the car.

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7:28 a.m. — 200 block of Petrel Trail. Property Damage. An unknown vehicle damaged a woman’s mailbox when the driver backed into it. The woman found what she believes to be the taillight of the car.

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32nd Lane E. Found Property. Police were called after a concerned father found drug paraphernalia at the bus stop by his home. The items were collected and submitted to property and evidence.

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8:09 a.m. 12000 block of U.S. 301 N. Grand Theft. A Smith & Wesson handgun was stolen from a desk drawer.

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12:01 p.m. — 37000 block of State Road 70 E. Found Property. While on patrol, a police officer came across a chainsaw in the grass on the side of the road. The chainsaw was collected and put into property and evidence.

11:08 p.m. — 1300 block of Highland Road. Fraud. A woman reported there were two unauthorized transactions, totaling about $1,000, on her bank account.

OCT. 18 SERIAL SUSPECT 9:29 p.m. — 6000 Tailfeather Way. Burglary. Someone broke into an unoccupied vacation house through the rear glass window. The owner currently resides in England. The burglary was similar in nature to another burglary that was reported a few days prior.

PARIS. Peter and Robin Miller recently took a trip to Europe. On the last day of their adventure, they stopped to catch up on their Observer news while exiting the Louvre.

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by Nick Friedman | Staff Writer

I’ve never had to make the choice to feed my children or heat my home. So many people do have to make those decisions. — KATHLEEN MCDONALD, PHILANTHROPIST

KATHLEEN MCDONALD

Former president of Art Center Sarasota // Philanthropist

porter of the fine arts, the Pennsylvania native has also run an adoption agency and adopted and raised 11 children from all over the world. Her experience in this line of work, as well as her own experiences with adoption, has strengthened what she describes as her lifelong spirit of giving. She says her desire to give back is inspired by the gratitude she has for her own financial security. “My life has been terribly difficult in many ways,” says McDonald. “But, I’ve never wondered where my next meal is coming from. I’ve never had to make the choice between feeding my children and heating my home. So many people do have to make those decisions.” When she moved in 1997 to Sarasota, she admits she was surprised to find a thriving cultural community in Florida. She became heavily involved in the local visual-arts scene and served for four years as president of Art Center Sarasota before shifting her focus to Venice, where she currently lives. During this time, she was introduced to the Gulf Coast Community Foundation through a friend, and she says she enjoyed the chance to

Throughout the years, one Bible verse in particular has stood out to Kathleen McDonald. It says, “To whom much has been given, much is expected.” “My husband, Jim, and I really feel that way,” she says. “When you have extra, you have to give it away. You just have to.” Much of McDonald’s life has been driven by this mentality: In addition to being an artist and a longtime sup-

expand upon her giving nature. Now, in addition to supporting the local arts, she was exposed to greater opportunities to benefit humanitarian and children’s causes through smaller projects, and she says she’s enjoyed the sense of community it builds. “Somebody could easily write a check for whatever project needs funding,” says McDonald. “But, when I give a little; my neighbor gives a little; someone else gives a little; and, then, I put that project on Facebook, because it’s important to me, and I see one of my friends supports it as well; there’s a feeling that we’re all in this together. That’s what I love.”

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“Makeup Your Mind” Fashion Show and Luncheon was held Saturday, Oct. 5, at River Club Clubhouse. The event was a fundraiser for Mary Kay Cosmetics’ “Think Pink” Team for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, which took place Oct. 19. Sales Director June McEldowney and her team, along with other local business owners, hosted the event. The fashion show included items donated from the Mary Kay team and that were available to purchase. Bridal gowns that were donated to Brides Against Breast Cancer went down the catwalk as well and were available to buy, with all proceeds going toward breast-cancer research. Guest speakers included Gaye Freedman, from The Laughing Goddess, Dr. Ray Bisesi, and Lakewood Ranch Realtor Beth Barnett.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 24 YLA Educational Luncheon — runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop. Guest speaker is Steve Shenbaum. Cost is $25 for members and non-members. For more information, visit lwrba.org.

FRIDAY, OCT. 25 Lakewood Ranch Republican Club Meeting — starts at noon at the Lakewood Ranch Holiday Inn, 6231 Lake Osprey Drive. Guest speaker will be Carlos Beruff, owner and president of Medallion Home Gulf Coast Inc. Lunch is $20. RSVP online at lwrrc.com.

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DON’T MISS 10th Annual Boo Run 5K/ Boo Dash — starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Walk or run in this 3.1-mile course in your costume. All proceeds benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. Registration required. Portions of roads included in the race — Main Street, Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, Nature’s Way, Health Park Way and Town Center Parkway — will be closed partially from 7:30 to 9 a.m. To register and for more information, contact Jennifer Tulio at race@boorun.com.

Boo Fest Halloween Festival — runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Children are invited to trick or treat down Main Street and enjoy a costume parade and ghost stories, before going through a haunted house. For more information, visit lwrcac.com. Karaoke with J & J Music Machine — takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. at Linger Lodge Restaurant, 7205 85th St. Court E., Bradenton. For more information, call 755-2757. Big Night Out — plays at 9 p.m. at the Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, visit pologrillandbar.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 26 Lakewood Ranch YMCA Fall Festival — runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA, 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Celebrate the return of fall

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FRIDAY, OCT. 25 Rosedale Anniversary Golf Outing — starts at 1:30 p.m. with opening ceremonies. A nine-hole golf scramble starts at 2 p.m. and concludes with a poolside barbecue dinner. For more information or to make reservations, please call 941-753-6200.

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Glass Onion Band — plays at 9 p.m. at the Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, visit pologrillandbar.com.

Anniversary Celebration — starts at 10 a.m. with a boat regatta on the lake at the ninth hole and will be followed by a golf trick shot exhibition at 11:30 a.m. A pet show and parade will be held at 2 p.m., and a concert by the Sweet Adelines will follow at 3:15 p.m. Golf contests will start at 4 p.m., before a “Hamburgers in Paradise Cookout” at 6 p.m. Fireworks will go off at 9 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, please call 941-753-6200.

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Manatee Forum Republican Women Federated Dinner — begins at 6 p.m. at Pier 22, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Guest speaker will be Paul Blackketter, president of Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, head of the group in charge of organizing and hosting the World Rowing Championship 2017. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $20. For information, visit facebook.com/ManateeForumRepublicanWomenFederated.

Fly-In Air Show and Model Airplane Demonstration — starts at 9 a.m. at the Rosedale Golf & Country Club, 5100 87th St. E., Bradenton. A Johnny Angel car show in front of the clubhouse will follow at 10 a.m. Brunch will be available. For more information or to make reservations, please call 941-7536200.

Danny Fox — plays from 7 to 10 p.m. at Linger Lodge Restaurant, 7205 85th St. Court E., Bradenton. For more information, call 755-2757.

Tuesday Night Trivia — starts at 7 p.m. at the Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, visit pologrillandbar. com.

THURSDAY, OCT. 31 Woodland Ministries Fall Festival — runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Woodland Ministries, 960 S.R. 70 E. Dress up in your favorite costume for a family fun event with candy. For more information, contact Jennifer at jennifer@gowoodland.com.

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Tropical Spice on Ice — begins at 4 p.m. at Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, 55309 29th St. E., Ellenton. Ellenton’s Adult Synchronized Ice Skating Team, Tropical Spice on Ice, will perform to benefit Sarasota Memorial Hospital Breast Health Center. Maria Wirries, local singing sensation, will present a singing and skating performance. All proceeds stay in the community. For more information, contact Kelly at 350-5491.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

by Josh Siegel | Staff Writer

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund distributes grants The charitable fund awarded $68,402 in grants to area organizations, during its 2013 grant awards ceremony. LAKEWOOD RANCH — The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund distributed $68,402 in grants Oct. 15, during its 2013 Grant Awards ceremony. During the ceremony at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, Col. John W. Saputo, president and owner of GoldCoastEagleDistributingand retired U.S. Marine, accepted the 2013 C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian Award for his company’s support of more than 700 charitable events annually. “I am very honored to receive this award,” said Saputo, who served in Iraq and Kuwait and earned a Bronze Star for valor. “We don’t do it at this company for the accolades. Our mission is simple. If there is a need and it is a good one, we will help out.” The grant-selection process began in June and ended in September. Other East County organizations that received grants included: • $3,500 to Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, which plans to

use the money for communitybased learning trips for teens. • $2,500 to Beyond the Spectrum Inc. for individualized desks. • $3,380 to B.D. Gullett Elementary School to help fund Power Hour,anafter-schooltutoringprogram. • $6,580 to Nolan Middle School for its Write to Learn computer-based reading, writing and language-arts program. • $3,850 to Nature’s Academy, Inc.forfifth-gradestudentstoparticipate in the“Island Adventures Project” this school year. • $2,500 to Foundation for Dreams Inc. to provide partial and full scholarships to children with special needs and/ or chronic illnesses so they can attend the 2013-14 Dream Oaks Summer Camp. • $2,336 to the Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy to purchase an automatic external defibrillator, a medical device to serve people who go into cardiac arrest. Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@ yourobserver.com.

Monica Rice, a guidance counselor at B.D. Gullett Elementary School, accepts a grant from Jennifer Schembri, of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund.

Col. John W. Saputo, president and owner of Gold Coast Eagle Distributing and retired U.S. Marine, accepts the 2013 C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian Award from Dr. Richard Wharton. Right: Catherine Peabody, founder of Beyond the Spectrum, accepts a grant from Keith Davey, of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund.

Bryce Burns and Marla Doss accepted a $3,500 grant award for Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities from Keith Davey, of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund.

Kristen Theisen and Maribeth Phillips accepted a $2,000 grant for Meals on Wheels PLUS from Diane Brune, of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund.

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Cardinal Mooney senior Grace Casagrande crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 14.50 seconds to finish first overall at the Tri-County Cross-Country Championships Oct. 17, in Sarasota.

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The Sarasota Crew finished second in the Men’s Youth Fours at the 49th Head of Charles Regatta Oct. 19 and Oct. 20, in Boston.

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Braden River High’s Bianca Dean and Lakewood Ranch’s Theresa Morrissey both earned individual qualifying spots in the Class 3A-Region 5 tournament Oct. 21.

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Ashlyn Falahee recorded 20 kills to help power the Lakewood Ranch High volleyball team to a 3-1 come-frombehind victory over Manatee Oct. 16.

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The Manatee Admirals hockey team improved to 4-0 with a 12-4 win over Bloomingdale Oct. 18.

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baseball by Jen Blanco | Sports Editor

FULL CIRCLE Lakewood Ranch High seniors Danny Walker and Ramsey Touchberry will vie for their third consecutive state championship Nov. 5 and Nov. 6. LAKEWOOD RANCH — Ramsey Touchberry and Danny Walker expect nothing short of perfection. Winning should be the norm. And losing, well, that simply isn’t an option. In the four years they’ve been a part of the Lakewood Ranch High boys golf team’s top 5, Touchberry and Walker have only lost a total of 18 times, having won four district titles, four regional titles and a pair of state titles. “Each year we’ve been here, we’ve been a contender for states,” Touchberry says. “We don’t know anything different. With the teams before us, it was about fighting to get to states. But, with us, we’re always looking to win it. It’s not just about getting there.” Walker agrees. “We’re not really used to losing,” Walker says. “When we don’t win, it kind of comes as a shock.” Now with their senior year winding down, Touchberry and Walker are hoping to add an unprecedented third state championship to their growing list of accolades. Touchberry and Walker will compete in the state championship for the fourth time Nov. 5 and Nov. 6, at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills. “This is something we’ll remember forever,” Walker says. “It’s not something that happens very often, where a team wins three times in a row.” The Mustangs advanced to the 2013 FHSAA Finals after capturing their fourth-consecutive regional title at the Class 3A-Region 5 tournament Oct. 21, in Venice. Touchberry shot 65 to win his second-consecutive individual regional championship. Walker added a 71. Lakewood finished as the state runner-up during Touchberry and Walker’s freshman season before capturing back-to-back state championships the past two seasons. “It would be a great way to end our high school careers,” Ramsey says of winning a third state championship. “It would be the icing on the cake to be able to look back on these past four years and know that our team was confident and performed so well.”

Competitive edge

Their journey together began in 2003 when the two met for the first time at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship. Two years later, the pair enrolled at the Missing Link Golf Academy at Legacy Golf Club, where the two continue to train together under the guidance of Ian Segneri.

Since joining L a k e w o o d ’s golf team as freshmen, Touchberry and Walker have accounted for 420 wins and 16 individual titles. Although, at the time, Touchberry and Walker, who rarely disagree, had differing opinions on just how well the Mustangs would do. Touchberry based his assumptions on the team’s performance in the past. “They had always just fought to get to states, so I didn’t really expect to be in position that first year,” Touchberry says. Walker, on the other hand, based his assumptions solely on intuition. “Before freshman year, I told Ramsey we were going to win four state titles,” Walker says. “I don’t know if I was just being optimistic or if I really thought that. I think it was more of a nice thought than anything else.” Walker won the Class 2A state championship as a freshman and has a pair of district titles to his credit, among others, while Touchberry has won eight titles of his own, including a pair of regional titles, a district title and two Manatee County championships. Statistically, Touchberry and Walker are having their best season since joining the Mustangs four years ago. Walker leads Touchberry by a shot over the course of the season with a 988 to Touchberry’s 987. “I’ve never had to worry about how their competitiveness would deter from the team even though

Lakewood Ranch High seniors Danny Walker and Ramsey Touchberry began training together at the Missing Link Golf Academy at Legacy Golf Club when they were 10 years old. deep down I know they have a fire to beat each other,” Lakewood coach Dave Frantz says. With their strong performances at the regional championships, Walker’s season average now stands at 70.5. Touchberry isn’t far behind at 70.58. “I don’t think there’s been a day yet that one or the other of us wasn’t playing well,” Touchberry says. “We know each other really well and we’re really competitive. We don’t always show it, but inside we know we are.” Following this season, Touchberry and Walker will return to Missing Link, where they will prepare to go their separate ways for the first time in 10 years. Touchberry has committed to the University Florida, while Walker plans to play at the University of Virginia. But the two still plan to train together on their home course whenever they are home in Lakewood Ranch on break. And, next fall, the two will once again unleash their competitive spirits when they reunite in the Gator Invitational — this time on opposite sides of the green. “The one thing I’m going to take away from my high school experience to college is the way this team was so competitive and always expected the best,” Touchberry

BY THE NUMBERS 420 — The number of wins

Touchberry and Walker have led the Mustangs to over the past four years. 16 — The combined number of individual titles Touchberry and Walker have won. 2010 — The year Walker captured the Class 2A FHSAA State Championship. 2 — The number of team state championships Touchberry and Walker have won. 8 — The number of years Touchberry and Walker have been training together at the Missing Link Golf Academy at Legacy Golf Club. 5 — The combined number of Top 20 finishes Touchberry and Walker have for in their three previous state tournament appearances.

says. “I can look back on it and say to myself, ‘We can have the good memories, but we need to push ourselves to be like the team I had in high school.’” Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@ yourobserver.com.


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+ Ortiz captures county crown Lakewood Ranch High’s Julia Ortiz captured the Manatee County Championship at the Tri-County Cross-Country Championships Oct. 17, in Sarasota. Ortiz crossed the finish line in 20 minutes, 58.60 to finish ahead of Ande McDonald (third, 21:28.90), Michelle Last (fourth, 21:43.20), Emily Perez (fifth, 21:44.90) and Katie Wray (sixth, 22:26.50). Asia Borman finished eighth in 23:03.40 to lead the way for Braden River. On the boys side, Lakewood’s Mitch Arnold finished as the county runner-up in 17:34, followed by teammates George Dabbiero (third, 17:50.80), Read Corley (sixth, 19:07), Brice Easton (seventh, 19:07) and Griffin Dorsey (19:08). R.J. Brown finished ninth in 19:13.50 to lead the way for Braden River.

+ ODA falls to Northside Christian The Out-of-Door academy volleyball team fell to Northside Christian 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, 25-15 in nondistrict action Oct. 15.

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Lauren Maxey powered the Lady Thunder with 13 kills and four aces. Taylor Albano had six kills and two blocks. Cameron Graham recorded 31 digs and 30 perfect passes.

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It was the Mustangs’ first district loss of the season. Trailing 14-0 at the end of the first quarter, quarterback Chad Rex connected with tight end Wyatt McLeod for a 1-yard touchdown. The Mustangs added a pair of touchdowns in the second half. Rex connected with Cameron Pearcey for an 11-yard touchdown, and Ty McLeod recovered a fumble and returned it 44 yards for the Mustangs’ final score of the night.

was decided at the end of the first quarter, as the Cougars took a 35-0 lead heading into the second quarter. Running back Demardre Patterson rushed for 148 yards and four touchdowns, and Vince Sellars added 170 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Quarterback Reese Vita completed 4-of-5 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. Austin Leach hauled in three catches for 87 yards and a touchdown. He also returned a punt 59 yards for a score.

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+ Mustangs suffer first district loss The Lakewood Ranch High football team fell Oct. 18, to Palmetto 33-19 in Class 7A-District 10 action.

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The number of assists Milbourn had in Lakewood’s 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Manatee to close out the regular season Oct. 16.

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Lakewood Ranch High quarterback Chad Rex scrambles for yardage in the first half of the Mustangs district game versus Palmetto Oct. 18.

LRH’s Brandon Luckett returns a kickoff in the second quarter. Left: Cardinal Mooney senior Grace Casagrande captured the Sarasota County championship and finished first overall at the Tri County Cross-Country Championships Oct. 17, in Sarasota.

Asia Borman was the first member of the Braden River High girls cross-country team to finish the race.

Out-of-Door Academy’s Tommy Hubbard passes a Port Charlotte runner during the Tri County CrossCountry Championships Oct. 17. Lakewood Ranch defensive back James Jeffcoat leads the Mustangs onto the field for their district game versus Palmetto Oct. 18.

Lakewood Ranch High freshman Ande McDonald, right, prepares to make a move past a North Port and a Lemon Bay competitor.

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Youthful Promise

The Out-of-Door Academy and Lakewood Ranch High boys golf teams each had an underclassman step into the limelight at times this season. LAKEWOOD RANCH — Louie DelFabro and Max Coutsolioutsos are no strangers to competition. The Lakewood Ranch High freshman and The Out-of-Door Academy eighthgrader, respectively, both began playing golf competitively when they were 7 years old; since then, the two underclassmen have spent countless hours out on the course perfecting their individual games. Driven by their competitive spirit and intense work ethic, DelFabro and Coutsolioutsos garnered the appreciation of their teammates while providing a glimpse into the future of high school golf in the area. After hanging around the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club watching the Mustangs practice, DelFabro found himself competing alongside some of the same players he grew up trying to emulate. “He’s really thrived in the program,” Lakewood coach Dave Frantz says. “He’s a student of the game. He’s a coach’s dream, as far as his work ethic. He’s just happy to be on the team and to have played as much as he did.” DelFabro played in seven of the Mustangs’ 14tournamentsthisseason,shootinganeven par 72 on the first day of competition Oct. 4, atthe2013QdobaTournamentofChampions. “At tryouts, I wasn’t really expecting to play in a single match,” DelFabro says. “There’s just so much talent on this team. I enjoy the challenge and the fact that it took a lot of work to get better.” After qualifying for the regional tournament last year, Coutsolioutsos was the Thunder’s No. 1 player this season and helped lead ODA to six match play wins. Coutsolioutsos, who wants to play golf for the UniversityofFlorida,shota personal best 33 Oct. 3, against Southeast High.

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Chalk Festival Events - FREE TO PUBLIC Artwork is best viewed during the day $10 suggested donation

Oversized 3D Illusion Street Paintings Professional artists painting in Burns Square Nov 13-17 - S. Pineapple Ave

2D Street Paintings Amy Geuel and Ray Jimenez with their daughters, Abby Jimenez, Shaila Tellez and Layla Ramirez

Freedom celebrates fall Freedom Elementary School hosted its annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 19. Students and their families played games, enjoyed snow cones and slid down a jumbo slide. Guests also purchased raffle tickets to raise money for classroom supplies.

Professional artists painting in Burn Square Nov 15-17 - S. Pineapple Ave

Veteran Artists Street Painting

Nov 16 & 17 - S. Pineapple Ave & Lemon Ave

Art & War: Blessing the Ways w/Mark Wagner

Ceremonial Chalk Drawing for Veterans & the Global Village Nov 16 & 17 - S. Pineapple Ave & Lemon Ave

'Thoughtful Reection'

Interactive Exhibit & Eternal Flame Nov 16 & 17 - S. Pineapple Ave & State St

Student Chalk Block Sharon, Taylor and Davida Lockwood cool off in the shade.

Students 7th-12th grade Nov 16 & 17 - S. Pineapple Ave & Main St

Children's Chalk Block For the Young and Young at Heart Nov 16 & 17 - Five Points Park

Viewing Day of Completed Artwork Nov 18 - S. Pineapple Ave in Burns Square

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Opening Reception with the Artists Nov 14, 6-9PM at the Ice House Tickets $100

Chalk Artists Awards Ceremony & Party K. David Schoonover

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LITER-SCARY EVENT by Mallory Gnaegy | A&E Editor

MASTER OF The Powel Crosley Estate is perfect for weddings, but it’s also perfect for the graphic and thrilling Poe stories this Halloween.

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he long driveway acts like a portal to Edgar Allan Poe’s time. And the mansion at the driveway’s end is the perfect scene for a murder. Picture it: a cool October evening just as the sun sets on the gothic-style mansion and through the massive, carveddoor entrance is a dimly lit great room where it’s easy to imagine a dead body on the terracotta tile. It’s an eerie setting for the macabre for which any Poe story calls. That’s exactly why a 45-minute performance of his works will take place there from Oct. 21 through Oct. 24 and Oct. 27 through Oct. 30. Each room of the adjacent carriage house, known as the House of Horrors for this event, will be decorated to represent a Poe poem or story for a self-guided tour. The man behind the Powel Crosley’s theater program, Artistic Director Gary Mazzu, appreciates Poe more as a master

of literature than for his horrorfilled content. He sits at a table in the great room beneath the pecky cypress beams as he explains. The windows aren’t yet covered with dark black curtains as they will be for the performance. “Edgar Allen Poe is one of the most amazing authors in our history,” he says. Mazzu, an East County resident, should know, he read about 50 hours worth of Poe to choose the stories they’d read this year: “Mask of the Red Death,” “The Black Cat,” “The Conqueror Worm” and “Annabel Lee.” He reads this much each time he plans a Poe reading — this is the seventh or eighth time; he has lost count. As artistic director, Mazzu always chooses the work the actors perform — he says they’ve

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“Just reading Poe (builds that eerie feel),” says Gary Mazzu. “It can still affect me every time I read it ... It’s hard to read ‘Annabel Lee’ without choking you up.” done around 22 or 23 classics, but, again, he has lost count: Shakespeare, Dickens, Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Wilde are a few examples he rattles off before pausing to flash a big toothy grin. “You can guess I love the classics,” he says. Mazzu started as an actor and director. He was di-

recting Renaissance festivals and performing as a traveling Celtic musician, playing guitar and penny whistle. In 2001, he moved here to live seasonally. Shortly after moving here, Mazzu co-produced a Celtic show at the Bradenton Area Convention Center — the Visitor’s Bureau operates a second venue, the Powel Crosley Estate.

Mazzu took a tour of the Powel Crosley with two of the tourism directors at the time. He stepped out into the courtyard and remarked that it would be the best place for Shakespeare. In 2004, he directed the first theater program: Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Mazzu prefers Christmas at the Crosley the most. 

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Liam Cline picked a pint-sized pumpkin.

Families head to St. James for fall favorite St. James United Methodist Church invited families to celebrate the return of fall Saturday, Oct. 19, during the church’s pumpkin-patch fundraiser. The evening included a hayride, face painting and Jonathan and Jasmine France chose pumpkins ga- Captain America-inspired face paint. lore.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

By Adam Hughes | Research Editor

Country Club Village home sells for $900,000 The following residential realestate transactions took place between Oct. 7 and Oct. 11. A home in Country Club Village at Lakewood Ranch tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. David and Debra Condrack, of Lakewood Ranch, sold their home at 7315 Desert Ridge Glen to Robert Piccirilli and Martina Riley, trustees, of Lakewood Ranch, for $900,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,775 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.3 million in 2006.

River Club South

James and Beverly Giesler, of Madeira Beach, sold their home at 10163 Cherry Hills Ave. Circle to TiTi McNeill, of Bradenton, for $640,000. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 3,701 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $645,000 in 2004.

Country Club Village at Lakewood Ranch

Gregory and Diane Brune, of Bradenton, sold their home at 7011 Vilamoura Place to James Pool and Kathryn Pool, of Bradenton, trustees, for $586,000. Built in 2003, it has two bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath, a pool and 2,986 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $675,000 in 2004. Donald Hohman, of Evanston, Ill., and Suzanne Hohman, of Marietta, Ga., trustees, sold the home at 7174 Sandhills Place

to Patricia Fogertey, trustee, of Bradenton, for $368,000. Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,215 square feet of living area. Henning Jacobsen, of Lakewood Ranch, sold his home at 7806 Troon Court to John and A. Karen Harrington, of Bradenton, for $305,000. Built in 2000, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,951 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $300,000 in 2004.

Woodborne Terrace

Warren and Lucille Hense sold their home at 10117 Woodborne Place to Joseph and Rita Klimas, of Bradenton, for $570,000. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,544 square feet of living area.

Kenwood Park

John Shaver, of Fort Wayne, Ind., sold his home at 8323 Abingdon Court to Constance Shaver, of University Park, for $462,500. Built in 2005, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,646 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $649,000 in 2008.

Edgewater Village

Robert and Mary Longchamps sold their home at 8439 Sailing Loop to Ronald and Deborah Widman, of Lakewood Ranch, for $410,000. Built in 2002, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,622 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $350,400 in 2002.

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Country Club Village at Lakewood Ranch home, which has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,775 square feet of living area, sold for $900,000.

Greenbrook Village

Robert Hofmann and Michaela McCoy, of Lakewood Ranch, sold their home at 13906 Wood Duck Circle to Ronald and Susan Altman, of Lakewood Ranch, for $400,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,410 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $364,900 in February. Karl and Brenda Roth sold their home at 14171 Cattle Egret Place to Roger Schwartz, of Fort Wayne, Ind., for $216,000. Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,598 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $215,000 in 2009.

Riverdale Revised

Lothar Zuenskes and Camille Zuenskes, of Sarasota, sold their

home at 4523 Shark Drive to Bruce Talboys, of Bradenton, for $380,000. Built in 1996, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,054 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $390,000 in 2003. Paul and Madilyn Eckel sold their home at 151 Americas Cup Blvd. to Charles and Debra Canada, of Cooper City, for $345,000. Built in 2003, it has two bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath, a pool and 2,267 square feet of living area.

Virginia Water

John and Barbara Kraushaar, of Rochester, N.Y., sold their home at 7140 Victoria Circle to Roy and Heather Wilson, of University Park, for $365,000. Built in 1999, it has four bedrooms,

two baths, one half-bath and 2,403 square feet of living area.

Tidewater Preserve

WCI Communities LLC sold the home at 929 Mangrove Edge Court to Francisco and Cynthia Del Valle, of Bradenton, for $347,900. Built in 2013, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,386 square feet of living area.

Mandalay

Edward and Maria Scholes, of Alpharetta, Ga., sold their home at 6229 45th Lane E. to Michael and Bianca Kulba, of Bradenton, for $345,000. Built in 2010, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,372 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $309,200 in 2010. Ravinder and Prabha Dhaliw-

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2825 Terra Ceia Bay Blvd # 1703 #M5838771 $361,855 Dana Preston

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7634 Desert Inn Way #A3976939 $389,000 Ruth Robinson

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6905 Lennox Pl #A3980290 $375,000 Sara Ann Leicht

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1701 51st St W #M5837466 $365,000 Maria Christenson

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7323 Greystone St #M5840977 $1,050,000 Deborah Angelo O’Mara

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12672 Cara Cara Loop #A3980637 $359,000 Stacy Hanan

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6609 24th Ave E #M5838425 $349,000 Lynne Callahan

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7419 38Th E St #M5840971 Jonnie Dwyer

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4003 Bowen Falls Pl #M5839970 $335,000 Margaret Ann Quinlan

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8406 Wethersfield Run # 101 #M5840944 $210,000 Beth Ann McFadyen

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4223 32nd Ln E #M5840499 $249,000 Leah Secondo

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-545-4430

6240 Foxglove Ln #A3985920 $239,000 Heidi Cox

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-685-1529

9712 Sea Turtle Ter # 201 #M5834975 $219,900 Mary Fiorini

East County 941-907-9595 941-526-6755

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-780-6606

4528 Ascot Cir #A3986028 $205,000 Edward Haggerty

Sarasota 941-907-9595 941-685-6154

4745 Mainsail Dr #A3977444 $199,900 Robin Bowman

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11532 57th Street Cir E #M5839960 $184,000 Bill Weed, PA

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TOP BUILDING PERMITS

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These are the largest East County building permits issued by Manatee County for the week of Oct. 7 through Oct. 11, in order of dollar amounts.

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12721 Del Corso Loop 7143 Westhill Court 4839 Silvermoss Drive 1906 148th Court E. 14512 Stirling Drive 6347 Rookery Circle 6929 Stetson St. Circle 13524 Second Ave. N.E. 7623 Whitebridge Glen 16115 Baycross Drive 7214 Marlow Place 11332 Rivers Bluff Circle 7822 Drayton Circle 7143 Fairway Bend Lane 9231 67th Ave. E. 5042 88th St. E. 6618 48th Ave. Drive E. 6528 The Masters Ave. 5766 Carriage Drive 20801 69th Ave. E.

Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Pool Cage Mechanical Re-roof Pool Alterations Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Mechanical Re-roof Pool Cage

Clifford Feldman Gary Hartel Nils Tarantik Christopher Clark Dennie Kepple Jerry Crotts Cyril Smith Lynn Waite Richard Lockwood Clifford Snyder William Lambright Ruth Keller Donald Gordon Michael Florey James Getker Ronald Wilkinson Janice Hayes Charles Brummer Gary Martin Brian Lipker

$43,582 $41,241 $40,800 $40,000 $32,746 $28,068 $26,700 $25,000 $23,123 $22,338 $20,563 $20,441 $19,000 $18,212 $17,355 $16,170 $16,000 $13,700 $13,300 $12,136

1660 Ranch Club Blvd #A3986009 $2,775,000 Thomas Cinquegrano

Sarasota 941-907-9595 941-284-5049

Source: Manatee County

Central Park Lifestyles LLC sold the home at 11509 Belvedere Terrace to Brent and Beverly Richter, of Greeley, Colo., for $292,700. Built in 2013, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,863 square feet of living area. Adrian and YaVonne Taylor, of Plano, Texas, sold their home at 4907 Torrey

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-915-4167

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704 67th Avenue Ter W #M5840086 $132,900 Laura Tracy Clekis

Palmetto 941-748-6300 941-685-6767

5694 Sheffield Greene Cir # 84 #M5838391 $1,600 Laurie Rastovski

8413 9th Ave NW #M5840501 $2,900,000 Sharon Ingram

6807 Stone River Rd # 205 #A3973586 $149,900 Dan Freed

3632 57Th Avenue W Dr # 57 #A3984971 $129,000 Carol Aviles

Sarasota 941-748-6300 941-345-9080

4001 91st Ave E #A3981931 $1,600 Kendra Vogel

Lakewood Ranch 941-951-6660 941-356-5091

3302 Twin Rivers Trl #M5841023 $649,000 Joe Foster

Parrish 941-907-9595 941-812-7634

5453 46th Ct W # 304 #A3980748 $625,000 Adam Cuffaro

Bradenton 941-752-2683 941-812-0791

306 107Th W Ct #A3983717 $595,000 Stephanie Church

Bradenton 941-388-4447 941-724-5448

8424 Abingdon Ct #A3982700 $529,900 Edward Haggerty

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

103 66th St # 10 #A3978699 $515,000 Kevin Carroll

Holmes Beach 941-748-6300 941-465-8843

11106 Winding Stream Way #M5841052 $500,000 Mary Fiorini

Bradenton 941-907-9595 941-526-6755

12324 Greenbrier Way #A3985922 $498,900 Heidi Cox

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-685-1529

7281 N Serenoa Dr #M5836827 $493,900 Jonnie Dwyer

Sarasota 941-907-9595 941-812-6283

627 Sand Crane Ct #M5839982 $480,000 Judy LaValliere

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-504-3792

9214 19th Dr NW #M5839081 $449,000 Kathy Valente

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-685-6767

927 80th St NW #M5840252 $440,000 Chris Yavalar

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-565-0527

Rosedale Golf and Tennis Club

John and Dorothy O’Dwyer, of Plano,

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Braden River 941-966-8000 941-735-0770

Bradenton 941-388-4447 941-356-6777

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1606 Fairway Oaks Dr # 1606 #M5838486 $159,000 Kathy Valente

22631 Morning Glory Cir #A3986042 $699,000 Dana Westmark

6610 13th Avenue Dr W # 6610 #M5839524 $149,000 Cheryl Roberts

3840 Ironwood Ln # 106H #M5838197 $85,900 Debbie Vogler

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-266-1450

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-705-3328

Parrish 941-907-9595 941-773-4372

2411 Quail Ct #M5841033 Kendra Vogel

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Bradenton 941-907-9595 941-773-4372

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-224-6447

Bradenton 941.748.6300 • Lakewood Ranch 941.907.9595 • IMG Academy 941.752.2683

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Central Park

Pines Run to Vincent and Bernadette Moran, of Bradenton, for $279,000. Built in 2011, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,043 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $231,900 in 2011. Central Park Lifestyles LLC sold the home at 5005 Mission Park Lane to Thomas and Beth Wailand, of Bradenton, for $275,100. Built in 2013, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,722 square feet of living area.

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al, of Ontario, Canada, sold their home at 4506 62nd Terrace E. to George and Betty Bailey, of Riverview, for $334,000. Built in 2009, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,900 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $318,300 in 2009.


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TRANSACTIONS / PAGE 13B Texas, sold their home at 8754 52nd Drive E. to Leticia Potter, trustee, of Bradenton, for $290,900. Built in 1994, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,017 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $320,000 in 2005.

Waterlefe Golf and River Club

Martin Vaccaro Jr. and Binnie Thom sold their home at 9612 Turning Leaf Terrace to Joseph and Manuela Fernandez, of Bradenton, for $275,000. Built in 2000, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,689 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $263,500 in 2003.

Lake Vista Residences

Robert and Leigh Simons, of Bradenton, sold their Unit C-405 condominium at 7710 Lake Vista Court to James Cermenaro, of Fayetteville, Pa., for $270,000. Built in 2007, it has three bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath and 1,762 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $350,100 in 2007.

Palm-Aire at Sarasota

Raintree Investments Inc. sold the home at 5730 Timber Lake Drive to Pedro Schuck and Marcos Carvajal-Barrios, of Salem, Mass., for $250,000. Built in 1981, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,664 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $186,000 in May.

Country Meadows

Gus and Gloria Kenne sold their home at 14745 Second Ave. Circle N.E. to William and Donna Jackson, of Bradenton, for $220,000. Built in 2009, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,608 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $196,300 in 2009.

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Colin and Kalina Page sold their home at 4885 Sabal Harbour Drive to Rogers and Teresa Grogan, of Lakewood Ranch, for $220,000. Built in 2002, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,685 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $185,000 in 2002.

Greenfield Plantation

Fannie Mae sold the home at 10726 Old Grove Circle to Susan Parker, of Bradenton, for $219,900. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,888 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $317,000 in 2007.

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Christopher Horlacher, of Lakewood

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Ranch, sold his home at 12026 Winding Woods Way to IH3 Property Florida LP for $217,000. Built in 2000, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,720 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $206,900 in January.

Silverlake

James and Margo Michaels, of Garden City, Mich., sold their home at 5919 53rd Lane E. to Vu Hoang and Thu Hoang, of Bradenton, for $215,000. Built in 2006, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,048 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $150,000 in 2010.

Golf Pointe at Palm-Aire Country Club

Paige McMichael, trustee, sold the Unit V-195 condominium at 7254 Golf Pointe Way to Laverne and Ann Grooms, of Sarasota, for $209,000. Built in 1983, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,794 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $180,000 in 2012.

Braden River Lakes

Arend and Kelly Warnock, of Bradenton, sold their home at 4821 11th Ave. Circle E. to Nina Roar, of Bradenton, for $205,000. Built in 1994, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,099 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $119,900 in 1994.

NORTH MANATEE Sunburst Acres

David and Jacqueline Kirk, of Carrollton, Texas, sold their home at 6206 Spencer Parrish Road to Gregory and Joni Pursell, of Parrish, for $375,000. Built in 2008, it has three bedrooms, two baths, one half-bath and 2,743 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $327,000 in 2008.

River Woods

William and Deborah Foxworthy, of Ellenton, sold their home at 11204 28th St. Circle E. to Anthony and Susan Ankersmit, of Parrish, for $294,000. Built in 2000, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,771 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $277,500 in 2002.

River Plantation

David and Suzanne Fitch, of Chesnee, S.C., sold their home at 12520 24th St. E. to Michael Book, of Sarasota, for $285,000. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,649 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $253,500 in 2012. YOUROBSERVER.COM // See a map of this week’s real-estate sales.

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Anthony Hemmer, MD Board Certified, Family Practice

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013

TOUR

of HOMES STARTS TOMORROW thru November 17, 2013

FREE tour guide available online and at any Lakewood Ranch information center.

Don’t miss the most anticipated model home event of the year! Featuring more than 40 luxury model homes by 15 new home builders in the award-winning community of Lakewood Ranch.

EXIT 220

BRADENTON 70

Get a complete tour experience: Dine, shop and catch a movie on Main Street Get a FREE 2-day VIP pass to the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club

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Take a free tour of the Ranch with an ambassador Take a stroll through more than 150 miles of nature trails

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East County Observer 10.24.13  

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