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+ Clock countdown Tick, tock! It’s time to turn back your clocks! Daylight Saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 3, so you can catch up on your sleep. Be sure to set your clock back by one hour before heading to bed Saturday night.

+ Sip and savor The Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch is selling tickets for its annual Suncoast Food and Wine Festival, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Sarasota Polo Club, 8201 Polo Club Lane, Sarasota. Come sample 300 American and international wines and beers and sample foods from 40 local restaurants. The day’s festivities also include specialty beer tastings, cooking demonstrations, live music, a fashion show and more. Tickets cost $60, and 100% of proceeds benefit local charities. For tickets visit suncoastfoodandwinefest.com.

The Haunted Ranch, which benefits the YMCA Adventure Guides program, became a scream, after volunteer zombies learned how to scare. SCARE TACTICS by Josh Siegel | Staff Writer Like a football coach, Chris Grooms some from behind masks. huddled his team members together and “There are a couple of ways to scare,” tried to inspire them before the big event. Grooms told his troops. “Ladies, you can It hadn’t started, yet some participants let out a blood-curdling scream. Silence were bloodied and had oozing wounds. is also scary. It stops them in their tracks.” “The first thing is safety; judge your auAt the Haunted Ranch on Lorraine dience,” Grooms commanded, just like Road, in Lakewood Ranch, Grooms and any sensible coach would. Dennis Hyma, of YMCA Adventure Deep into the dark, deserted woods, Guides, coach their volunteers disrupted only by a graveyard and blood in the art of scaring to make splotches on the ground, the 25 zombies this first-time event aucircling Grooms thentic. stared intently ahead, SCREAM / PAGE 9A

+ Ballots ready! IRE contest continues Voting for The Observer’s “It’s Read Everywhere” photo contest continues until midnight Thursday, Oct. 31. Each person may vote up to 10 times per day. The winner will receive two travel vouchers courtesy of JetBlue.

+ Riding high Seventy-five people biked across the state Saturday, Oct. 5, to raise funds and awareness for the Team Tony Foundation. Bicyclists began the two-day, 211-mile bike ride in Ormond Beach Oct. 5 and arrived Oct. 6 in Lakewood Ranch. Team Tony is a charity founded by Sarasotan Tony McEachern; it strives to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer.

High school students and volunteers Damin Cartwright and Cheyenne Potter say scaring makes for a great date night.

School Board adjusts budget

Manatee School Board members have confidence in their new administration. EAST COUNTY — One month into the new fiscal year, the Manatee County School District announced it must adjust its budget by $3.9 million. District officials said they are working on a corrective action plan to account for unexpected costs since the School Board adopted its 2013-14 budget in September — such as the need to hire additional Exceptional Student Education (ESE) paraprofessionals and gifted teachers to meet state requirements. Those costs include $489,000 to hire 27 ESE paraprofessionals, $317,000 for seven gifted teachers, $407,000 for nine voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) teachers and $200,000 for nine VPK teacher aides. All current pre-kindergarten ESE classes are at full capacity or over capacity, district officials say, while 60 gifted students are not being served and 140 such students are considered underserved. Another cost — $800,000 — came from an error in transitioning teachers from Central High School, which recently closed, to other high schools. To make up the money, the district will freeze hiring of non-essential employees beginning in November, reduce the central office’s budget by $1 million and take $700,000 from reserves, among other things. “We are responsible for oversights and miscoding for $1.5 million,” district spokesperson Steve Valley said. “We accepted full responsibility

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“We want to be a part of the best locations,” Nordstrom Rack spokesperson Kate DeToye said. “The mall will bring a larger and more compelling mix of retailers to the area, which will make The Shoppes at University Town Center an even better place for customers to shop.”

Nordstrom Rack readies for opening Officials leasing the Mall at University Town Center also say they will be announcing more tenants soon.

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are building the Mall at University Town Center, an 880,000-square foot, two-level enclosed regional shopping center slated to open at the southwest corner of University Parkway and Cattlemen Road, in October 2014. Announced anchor tenants include Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and Dillard’s. John Eggert, director of development for the Mall at University Town Center, said a full-line Nordstrom store could be in the mall’s future tenant mix, but did not confirm the retailer was coming on board. “They are a great department store,” Eggert said. “We would love to have them at the center. It’s certainly a possibility. We’d be interested in pursuing, if (Nordstrom) were interested. We talk to Nordstrom on a regular basis about a host of opportunities across the country.” Eggert also said he was glad to see the opening of a Nordstrom Rack location near the mall and noted it is common to have full-line Nordstrom department stores in close proximity to their Nordstrom Rack locations. Eggert said mall leasing is going well and a partial listing of tenants will be released at an unspecified time — possibly within a few weeks, but definitely by Dec. 31. More than half the tenants, he said, will be new to the area. “Stay tuned,” Eggert said.

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Melissa Wandall still grieves the loss of her husband, Mark, who died Oct. 24, 2003, in a traffic accident caused by a red-light runner.

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EAST COUNTY — High-end fashion retailer Nordstrom Rack soon will open its doors to the public. The new 35,000-square-foot location in The Shoppes at University Town Center, home to JoAnn Fabrics, Lee Roy Selmon’s and other restaurants and retailers, will open Nov. 7. The store opening is one of four nationwide that day, including new locations in Jacksonville and Naples. “We want our locations to be as convenient and accessible as possible, and, for the most part, we choose locations like The Shoppes at University Town Center that are surrounded by a mix of retailers and restaurants that customers might visit frequently,” said Kate DeToye, spokesperson for Nordstrom Rack. Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom Inc. and carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom. com. The store will offer consumers trendy, of-the-moment fashion by top brands. The closest existing Nordstrom Rack location is in Tampa, about 55 miles north of The Shoppes at University Town Center. Across University Parkway from the new Manatee County Nordstrom Rack location, Taubman Centers and Benderson Development

EAST COUNTY — Ten years have passed since Melissa Wandall’s love was stolen from her. Nearly 10 years have passed since she gave birth to her daughter, Madisyn, alone, after her husband, Mark, died in a car accident caused by a red-light runner, less than two miles from their Whisper Bend home. “You learn how to manage it,” Wandall says of the grief. “For me, it’s gotten more real (over time).” On the anniversary of Mark Wandall’s death, Oct. 24, Wandall visits markers in his honor, but the tears she sheds are no more, no less, than on other days. It could be at 2 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon, or breakfast time on a Wednesday morning when the moment of grief still overtakes her. “It’s emotional,” she says, tearing up. “The realization has always been that he’s not walking back through the door. But, (now I’m realizing) the day-to-day grand love (isn’t something I get to experience with him).” Wandall could grieve over the what-could-have-been but, instead, she focuses her thoughts and attention to Mark’s legacy of love for her and her family. After his death, Wandall used insurance money from the accident to advocate legislators for the passage of the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act, which allows the use of cameras to catch drivers who run red lights. “It’s a real love story, and I think that’s why it’s such a gift to be able to do this in his name,” Wandall says, noting the law is meant to make roads safer and prevent others from losing loved ones due to red-light running. “It shows Madisyn how love can go on, and there are different types of love. It shows her how big and bright (Mark was).” The not-for-profit set up in Mark Wandall’s honor, The Mark Wandall Foundation, will hold its 10th annual golf tournament fundraiser Nov. 2. Wandall says the milestone is one she doesn’t often contemplate. Instead, she thinks about things she wants to accomplish. The Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act helps with her initial goal — to inspire people to make better driving decisions and make roadways safer. But as Wandall continues


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EAST COUNTY — More than a month after Lennar Homes announced it will turn over the Stoneybrook homeowners association to residents, a lawyer and a prominent property manger assured that such a transition should be easy and controversy-free. Hundreds of homeowners came to the Stoneybrook clubhouse Oct. 28, to listen to Stephen Thompson, a Bradenton attorney, and Chris Brown, of C&S Management, explain how the turnover, set to occur Jan. 2, will work. Lennar, the developer of Heritage Harbour and the communities within it, including Stoneybrook, has been in control of Stoneybrook’s homeowners association for more than a decade. Lennar’s Tony Burdett, who has represented Lennar on the board, cited a push from a group of residents, as the impetus for its decision to hand over the association now. Lennar wants to turn over the community’s assets, including its recreation center and pool, through a quitclaim deed, which is weaker than a warranty deed, which guarantees rights under a transfer. Lennar has agreed to hire an audit firm to clarify resident concerns, although state law does not require it. “Every turnover has issues and concerns, but you are starting from a clean slate,” Thompson said. “ The developer has prepared and done everything to this point and now it’s yours. It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it.” At the time of turnover, Lennar will re-

sign from the board; an election will determine a new resident-controlled board. Lennar must turn over all assets and pay its outstanding bills by that date. A 2012 lawsuit has been the main point reason turnover has not yet occurred. In early 2008, Lennar had planned to add the site known as Moore’s Dairy to Heritage Harbour, extending Stoneybrook east to Upper Manatee River Road. But, in May 2011, the bank foreclosed on the property before reselling it to a company managed by developer Carlos Beruff, of Medallion Home, for $4.7 million. 
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NEWSBRIEFS + Bradenton woman vies for commission seat ADOPTION OF RESCUED DOGS BEGINS

Manatee County Animal Services seized 28 dogs Oct. 2 from a Bradenton home, after investigating an animal-cruelty complaint. Investigators found a couple had 30 dogs — 28 living and two dead — in their home. The reporting officer stated the home’s floor was covered with feces and urine. Officers confiscated the animals. Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue, on Lorraine Road, took in 11 of the dogs for medical evaluation. Karen Slomba, associate director of Honor Animal Rescue, said many of the dogs were deaf, two were blind and one had only three legs. All the animals were covered in fleas and ticks and most had severe dental disease. As of Oct. 28, five of the animals had been adopted. The animals remain in foster care while they receive necessary medical care until they are ready for adoption, she said. Individuals wishing to contribute to medical expenses for the dogs seized can visit gulfcoastgives.org. For more information on Honor Animal Rescue, visit nateshonoranimalrescue.org.

Bradenton resident Terri Wonder has announced she will vie in 2014 for the at-large Manatee County Board of County Commissioners seat currently held by Carol Whitmore. Whitmore has served as the District 6 commissioner since 2008. Wonder’s platform includes promoting environmental conservation, commonWonder sense economic development and the preservation of unique neighborhoods. “Manatee County must respect and protect all of its resources — human and natural,” Wonder said. “Some people treat the environment and economy as either-or choices, but that’s a false argument. The environment and economy are both important, and they depend on each other. Sarasota Bay is a major economic engine for Manatee County, benefiting tourism, fishing, boating, water recreation, local real estate value and our quality of life.” Wonder played a key role in rallying opposition for the contentious Long Bar Pointe project.

+ East County Walgreens hosts drug drop-off Members of the public dropped off unused and expired prescription drugs Saturday, Oct. 26, as the Manatee County Substance

Abuse Coalition and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office joined together for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Walgreens located at 14415 Arbor Green Trail, in Lakewood Ranch, served as the drop-off location. Manatee County residents now can dispose of their unused and expired prescriptions and overthe-counter medications at seven permanent prescription drug kiosks, of which none are located in the East County. Kiosks are located at: the city of Bradenton Police Department, 100 10th St. W., Bradenton; the Bradenton Police Department, 403 Highland Ave., Bradenton; the Holmes Beach Police Department, 5801 Marina Drive, Bradenton; the Palmetto Police Department, 1115 10th St. W., Palmetto; and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and substations: 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 202, Bradenton; 407 57th Ave. E., Bradenton; and 5030 U.S. 301 N., Ellenton.

+ Manatee County to hide time capsule Manatee County’s public library system will end a year of programming and exhibits celebrating the statewide VIVA Florida 500 initiative, an effort to highlight 50 years of historic people, places and events in present-day Florida, by burying a time capsule. A special capsule-sealing ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 15, at the Central Library, 1301

SANDIES AWARDS BRINGS NEW FEEL THIS YEAR The Sandies, an annual awards event put on by the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, has a new member-focused theme this year. This year’s awards, held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13, at the Fête Ballroom at Polo Grill and Bar, will be dubbed the Members Choice Awards. Last year’s awards featured four categories; a panel chose the winners. The revamped Sandies includes nine award categories, including the Networking King and Queen, Volunteer of the Year, Young Professional of the Year and the Best Rancher. Business alliance members will chose the winners. “Last year was more businessfocused, but this year we have more member-driven awards,” said Robin Parsons, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance development director. “We wanted to do something different, and we feel it better ties in to who we are as an organization.” In another change, Sandies’ attendees will be served lunch rather than dinner. Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Items to be included in the capsule include an ornament commemorating the new Manatee Performing Arts Center, an informational brochure from the Village of the Arts, coins from the Hernando DeSoto Historical Society, student artwork from

“By having it during lunchtime, we anticipate more people attending this year,” Parsons said. Comedian Tim Wilkins will emcee the event. Voting for award winners has already ended. Business Alliance members nominated people for the awards in a process that began Oct. 10, and they later chose the ultimate winners. Tickets to the Sandies are $35 and may be purchased at www. lwrba.org. The full list of awards is below: • One of a Kind — to an alliance member who stands out from the crowd • Bull by the Horns — to an alliance member who exhibits leadership • Rising Star — to an impressive new alliance member • Ray of Sunshine — to the most uplifting alliance member • Networking King • Networking Queen • Volunteer of the Year • Young Professional of the Year • Best Rancher — to the alliance member who has acquired the highest number of newmember registrations Southeast High School and a coin commemorating 100 years of the Cortez schoolhouse from the Florida Maritime Museum. The time capsule will be reopened in 2055 for Manatee County’s 200th anniversary. For more information, visit mymanatee.org.

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Manatee County Animal Services seized 28 dogs Oct. 2 from a Bradenton home, after investigating an animal-cruelty complaint. Investigators found a couple had 30 dogs — 28 living and two dead — in their home. The reporting officer stated the home’s floor was covered with feces and urine. Officers confiscated the animals. Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue, on Lorraine Road, took in 11 of the dogs for medical evaluation. Karen Slomba, associate director of Honor Animal Rescue, said many of the dogs were deaf, two were blind and one had only three legs. All the animals were covered in fleas and ticks and most had severe dental disease. As of Oct. 28, five of the animals had been adopted. The animals remain in foster care while they receive necessary medical care until they are ready for adoption, she said. Individuals wishing to contribute to medical expenses for the dogs seized can visit gulfcoastgives.org. For more information on Honor Animal Rescue, visit nateshonoranimalrescue.org.

Bradenton resident Terri Wonder has announced she will vie in 2014 for the at-large Manatee County Board of County Commissioners seat currently held by Carol Whitmore. Whitmore has served as the District 6 commissioner since 2008. Wonder’s platform includes promoting environmental conservation, commonWonder sense economic development and the preservation of unique neighborhoods. “Manatee County must respect and protect all of its resources — human and natural,” Wonder said. “Some people treat the environment and economy as either-or choices, but that’s a false argument. The environment and economy are both important, and they depend on each other. Sarasota Bay is a major economic engine for Manatee County, benefiting tourism, fishing, boating, water recreation, local real estate value and our quality of life.” Wonder played a key role in rallying opposition for the contentious Long Bar Pointe project.

+ East County Walgreens hosts drug drop-off Members of the public dropped off unused and expired prescription drugs Saturday, Oct. 26, as the Manatee County Substance

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+ Manatee County to hide time capsule Manatee County’s public library system will end a year of programming and exhibits celebrating the statewide VIVA Florida 500 initiative, an effort to highlight 50 years of historic people, places and events in present-day Florida, by burying a time capsule. A special capsule-sealing ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 15, at the Central Library, 1301

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“By having it during lunchtime, we anticipate more people attending this year,” Parsons said. Comedian Tim Wilkins will emcee the event. Voting for award winners has already ended. Business Alliance members nominated people for the awards in a process that began Oct. 10, and they later chose the ultimate winners. Tickets to the Sandies are $35 and may be purchased at www. lwrba.org. The full list of awards is below: • One of a Kind — to an alliance member who stands out from the crowd • Bull by the Horns — to an alliance member who exhibits leadership • Rising Star — to an impressive new alliance member • Ray of Sunshine — to the most uplifting alliance member • Networking King • Networking Queen • Volunteer of the Year • Young Professional of the Year • Best Rancher — to the alliance member who has acquired the highest number of newmember registrations Southeast High School and a coin commemorating 100 years of the Cortez schoolhouse from the Florida Maritime Museum. The time capsule will be reopened in 2055 for Manatee County’s 200th anniversary. For more information, visit mymanatee.org.

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Some of the 25 zombies, as Grooms calls his scarers — mostly high school students needing community service hours — who work the half-mile haunted trail will be there Oct. 31, for the eighth and final night of Haunted Ranch. By then, they will be scarier. “I have mastered the sad face,” said Hannah Fossum, a Southeast High School student who sits at the entrance to the trail’s graveyard and mock cries. “I put myself in their shoes. I think of sad things, like my grandpa dying. I love that feeling of being scared. It makes you feel human.” Grooms and Hyma created the event to be scary but, also, to cater to children. Haunted Ranch attendees can watch horror movies — some PG — in an open field sitting on straw bales. They can make s’mores around a campfire and enjoy food and drinks, as well. The trail itself is less scary early in the night — fewer zombies, less sneakiness — and scarier as midnight approaches. For four years, as part of the YMCA Adventure Guides program, Grooms and Hyma have taken families to Timberlea Ranch in Myakka during Halloween and put on a less-scary version of the Haunted Trail. Last October, as they finished the event, they thought they could do something bigger.

“We said, ‘We ought to really do this,’” said Grooms, who grew up in a home decorated with spider webs and skeletons during Halloween. Through seven nights, Grooms and Hyma had covered the expense of putting on the event — which takes place on naturally spooky, open land at 5418 Lorraine Road. Any extra money benefits the YMCA Adventure Guides Program. The friends and co-workers have experience putting on events and leading groups, so they easily learned what makes the event a scream. “The number of zombies we have on a given night out on the trail is directly equivalent to how good the experience is,” Grooms said. Like any good leader, Grooms empowers his staff to believe the end result is only as good as their performance. Every night, before the premeeting in the woods, Michelle Clinton, an art teacher at Manatee School for the Arts, makes the zombies look ready to scare. One-by-one, outside an out-ofsight trailer, Clinton creates characters. Some of the volunteer students come to her with an idea of the identity they want to assume, but most don’t. She paints on their skin with blood gel and plasters wounds onto their bodies using liquid latex and tissue paper. A creaky lantern warms the work place.

“Every creation is different,” Clinton said. “Some bleed from the eyes, some have gaping wounds. I don’t even like horror. I am an artist.” Clinton spends about an hour creating each character — long work that requires tolerance. “The paint starts to smell like kitty litter, but you get used to it,” Clinton said. “It’s not such a lovely family affair.” While Clinton works, Grooms and Hyma walk the trail, as if they were customers. They walk some more during the pre-meetings, after the huddle and designate specific spots on the trail to a zombie. Scaring has ground rules: “Don’t speak,” Grooms said. “Silence is good. Either hide and let them pass you and then pop out or just jump into the middle of a crowd as they come.” For some, scaring comes easy. Student Steven Haftkey stood shirtless, his gashed skin exposed. “You feel a little bad scaring kids, but there’s something about putting a jolt into people out in the cold,” Hafkey said. Stephanie Rinehart, a Braden River High School student, ducks behind a bush before popping out after a group of three passes. “I don’t watch scary movies,” Rinehart said. “I’m not even fond of scary stuff. But this is really fun. You make them feel good for a second and then, bam, you scare them.” Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@ yourobserver.com.

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JEANEEN HALL & SUZANNE HORNER For many people, retirement provides not only a chance to relax and spend more time with family, but it also frees up time to devote to hobbies, passions and, in some cases, volunteering. For recent retirees and transplants Jeaneen Hall and Suzanne Horner, this was certainly the case. After relocating to Sarasota, Hall and Horner say they were both hoping to get involved in their new community through volunteer service, and they found that chance in Historic Spanish Point. “I thought it was time to look into doing something to give me a little structure in my life,” says Hall, who moved in 2012 to Sarasota after retiring from her career as a physical therapist in Ohio. “I found the You’d be Perfect for This website, and I thought this position would be nice; it’s low-key and totally different from the medical field I was in all my life.” As a volunteer, Hall spends two afternoons each week, either greeting customers or fielding their questions as they arrive, or working inside the visitors center. She’s enjoyed meeting fellow volunteers and employees, as well as visitors; learning about the history and beauty of her surroundings has been an added bonus. “I never would’ve dreamed there would be so many opportunities for volunteers here,” she

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PHONE TAG 6:41 p.m. — 4100 block of 53rd Avenue E. Theft. A man reported his cell phone was stolen at the post office while he picked up his mail. He had put down the phone while he checked his mail and when he returned, it was gone. The man called his cell phone from a separate landline phone. An unknown woman answered the cell phone. The man told the woman the cell phone was his. The woman said he was wrong and hung up the phone. Around 15 minutes later, the woman called the landline phone from which the man had called. The woman called to tell the man to stop calling her. She hung up. The man called his cell phone provider and shut down the phone.

OCT. 24 BATTERY CHARGED 1:38 p.m. — 2900 block of 53rd Avenue E. Theft. A man attempted to return a set of car headlights at the customer service desk inside a department store; he was denied because he did not have a receipt. The man, who drove to the store by bicycle, returned to the bicycle and returned to the store wearing a jacket with the headlights hidden inside it. He then got a shopping cart and selected four sets of rechargeable batteries to put inside it. He then grabbed baby formula from a shelf. He put the formula in the cart and removed the batteries from the cart, putting them in his pants pocket. He returned one of the battery packs to the shelf. At the cash register, he attempted to pay only for the baby formula. He walked outside the store without paying for $65.01 worth of batteries. Store

8:09 p.m. — 10900 block of State Road 70 E. Confiscated Property. A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle parked by a closed business. Upon arrival, a deputy observed the vehicle still was warm. The deputy walked toward the business and saw three men approach him from the woods. The men ran away. The deputy yelled, “Stop!” The three men then returned. They admitted they had marijuana inside the parked vehicle. The deputy notified the parents of the three men. The parents picked them up without incident.

OCT. 25 PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE 7:10 p.m. — 3400 block of 71st Avenue E. Theft. A woman reported her cell phone stolen four days after it went missing. On the day it went missing, the woman had a sleepover with friends. The next morning, she learned through social media that her sister’s friend had the phone. The sister’s friend had posted pictures of herself with the phone. The woman took a picture of the posted picture as evidence. The phone, including its pink case, is valued at $250.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 31 Night of Light — runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tabernacle Church, 4141 Desoto Road, in Sarasota. Offering a free lessscary alternative to spooky Halloween activities, the church will host a Wild Westthemed event with food and entertainment. For information, visit thetabsarasota.org or call 355-8858. Woodland Fall Festival — runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Woodland the Community Church, 9607 State Road 70 E., Bradenton. This free Halloween alternative includes games, candy, jumpers, hot dogs and more. Register online at woodlandministries.com/fallfestival.

FRIDAY, NOV. 1 Blood Drive — runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Desoto Square Mall, 303 U.S. 301, in Bradenton. All donors will receive a free Desoto Dollar Movie ticket, a shirt and a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich, along with entry into a Kay Jewelers gift card raffle. Participants will also receive a wellness checkup. For information, visit oneblood.org Music on Main — runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Music from the 1960s will fill the air during the free concert event held the first Friday of each month. Pets welcome; please leave coolers at home. For information, call 907-9243. Jonathan Cortez — plays at 9 p.m. at the Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, call 78-0899.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 2 Book Signing — runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd. E., in Bradenton. Local author Diane Adams Taylor will be available to sign copies of her book, “Circles in Time.” For information, email michelle@keymgc.com. Book Discussion — runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd. E., in Bradenton. Author D..L Havlin will discuss his novel, “Blue Water, Red Blood.” For information, visit dlhavlin.com. Lakewood Ranch Club Day — runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lakewood Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Join the Lakewood Ranch Town Hall for its fourth Club Day for the opportunity to meet other residents and join a club. Representatives for more than 25 organizations will be present. For information, visit lwrcac. com/clubs or call 757-1530. Sugar Shootout Golf Tournament — starts at 11:30 a.m. at the University Park Country Club, 7671 Park Blvd. in University Park. Proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Prizes will be awarded to the top-three places in an array of categories, including closest to the pin and longest drive. Registration opens at 11 a.m. Admission is $125 per player, with dinner included, and $40 for dinner only. For information, call 747-5095. United Way Golf Tournament — starts at 11 a.m. at Tara Golf and Country Club, 6602 Drewry’s

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SATURDAY, NOV. 2 Stone Crab Festival — runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Pinchers Crab Shack at Main Street, 10707 Rodeo Drive, in Lakewood Ranch. The restaurant will host its second all-day event, filled with music and food and beverage specials. For information, call 922-1515 or visit pincherscrabshack.com.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 5 Business After Hours — runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at BB&T Manatee, 4312 Manatee Ave. W., in Bradenton. The Manatee Chamber of Commerce invites current and prospective members to enjoy complimentary appetizers and networking. For information, call 748-4842, Ext. 122.

Bluff in Bradenton. A putting contest will kick off the event, with an 18-hole game to follow at 1 p.m. Registration includes an awards dinner during which prizes are given for the longest drive, proximity and hole-in-one shooters. Collared shirts and soft spikes only, no denim. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Manatee County. Cost is $65 per player or $260 for a group of four. The putting contest is an additional $5. For information, call 7493561 or email carol.miers@mymanatee. org. Polo Grill 2.0 Relaunch Party — runs from 6 to 10 p.m. at Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop in Lakewood Ranch. Celebrating its recent “facelift,” the local restaurant invites patrons to enjoy food, music and dancing. Registration is available online. A $20 admission fee includes appetizers, entertainment, raffles and prizes. For information, call 782-0899.

SUNDAY, NOV. 3 Gulf Coast Cycle Fest — starts at 7 a.m. on Lakewood Ranch Main Street, 8100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bicycle riders are invited to join the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club and the estimated 600 participants as they cycle through 20-,

Tuesday Trivia — runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. Teams compete by answering questions for prizes. For more information, call 782-0899.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 Raymond James Art Tour — runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A shuttle will leave from the Main Street Raymond James location in Lakewood Ranch. The narrated tour takes about an hour, with lunch to follow. This event is offered to the first 30 patrons who register. For more information and to reserve seats, call 757-1530. Networking Social — runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Truman’s Tap and Grill, 11161 State Road 70 E., Suite 100, in Lakewood Ranch. The restaurant will host the event and offer complimentary appetizers. Admission is free for Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance members; $20 for nonmembers. Advanced registration is required. For information, visit lwrba.org.

THURSDAY, NOV. 7 Steve Sipes — starts playing at 6:30 p.m. at the Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop in Lakewood Ranch. For more information, call 782-0899.

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Qualifying Round SARASOTA — Myakka resident Gilles Canesse has won more national championships than he can remember. He won his first title in 1994, in doubles, and won his third-consecutive triples title last year. He’s one of the most decorated petanque players in the area and, yet, there is still one competition that has continually eluded him — the world championships. Canesse attended the world championships once as a referee, but the Sarasota Club de Petanque

co-founder is hoping this will be the year he can finally cross the threshold from spectator to competitor. On Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, the Sarasota Club de Petanque will host the 2013 FPUSA National Men’s Triples Championships and World Championships Qualification Tournament, at its home courts at Lakeview Park, 7150 Lago St., Sarasota. The tournament will determine which team will represent the United States in the Pan American Confederation Selection Tournament. The U.S. team will compete with

The Sarasota Club de Petanque will host the 2013 FPUSA National Men’s Triples Championship and World Championship Qualification Tournament Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. teams from Canada, Haiti and Mexico for one of two spots at the International Federation of Petanque and Jeu Provencal Men’s World Championships Nov. 20 through Nov. 24, in Tahiti. The top petanque players from across the country will be vying for a spot on the U.S. team, including Canesse, who will be competing in the triples championship. “This is the big time,” says Canesse who, in addition to competing,

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The Cardinal Mooney High football team improved to 6-1 with a 43-33 homecoming victory over Victory Christian Academy Oct. 25.

After sitting out most of the season with a back injury, setter Ali Milbourn returned to the court in time to lead Lakewood Ranch to its third straight district title.

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The 9U River Dawgs went undefeated to win the Suncoast Travel Ball Swing for the Cure Tournament Oct. 25 through Oct. 27.

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The Outof-Door Academy’s Joe Plechy won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.70 seconds at the Class 1A-District 8 meet Oct. 26 in St. Petersburg.

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The Lakewood Ranch, The Out-of-Door Academy and Cardinal Mooney volleyball teams all earned berths in this year’s regional tournament.

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Lakewood Ranch senior setter Ali Milbourn finished with 47 assists, seven digs and two aces.

LAKEWOOD RANCH — Every district title has its own special meaning. The first one was the first of its kind in school history. The second one resulted in an eventual berth in the state semifinals. And the third one — well, that’s one in which Lakewood Ranch High senior setter Ali Milbourn wasn’t even sure she would be back in time to play. After spending most of the season on the bench with a back injury, Milbourn finally returned to the court a couple of weeks ago, just in time to close out the regular season and lead the top-seeded Mustangs into the Class 7A-District 10 tournament. After knocking off North Port in the district semifinals Oct. 22, Milbourn helped lead Lakewood to its third-consecutive district title Oct. 24. The host Mustangs held on to beat No. 2 seed Sarasota 25-23, 25-15, 2325, 25-22 in the 7A-10 championship. Milbourn recorded 47 assists, seven digs and two aces in the match. “It’s great,” Milbourn says. “I didn’t know if I was going to be back or not, so to be able to come back for these last few games and then the district and getting in the district finals is great. I’m just ready to move forward. “The first one definitely stands out because it was the first one in school history and it was great to be a part of that, but this means a lot, too, because it’s my last year,” Mil-

bourn says. Milbourn’s senior season didn’t start off the way she had hoped. As she spent the better part of the season on the bench, Milbourn could only watch as her team tried to adjust to a slower-paced offense. She continually offered words of encouragement and did her best to lead from the bench, but there were times when Milbourn felt that simply wasn’t enough. “Just not leading this team from the court was probably the hardest part,” Milbourn says. “I led it from the bench as much as I could, but not being in there and not being involved in the game as much as I am with my position — it was just really hard.” The four-year varsity starter returned for the final four games of the regular season, allowing Lakewood to showcase its high-powered offense while preparing for the district tournament at the same time. Milbourn admits it took some getting used to at first, but it appears as if the Mustangs are clicking at the right time. “The offense is completely faster,” Milbourn says. “They had to get back to running fast as opposed to running slow. It took awhile, but we’re back now.” “It makes our offense a lot more complex,” coach Perri Hankins says of having Milbourn back out on the court. “We can set a lot of different types of sets in different spots

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A trio of Braden River defenders brings down North Port wide receiver Sly Augustyn. Right: Braden River quarterback Dusty Peebles drops back to pass during the Pirates’ opening possession of the third quarter.

The Lakewood Ranch High volleyball team celebrates a point during its 3-1 victory over Sarasota in the Class 7A-District 10 championship Oct. 24. Braden River running back Titus Humphrey carries the ball up the middle for a positive gain Oct. 25.

Above: Lakewood Ranch junior Nicole Grant serves the ball in the first set. Left: Braden River linebacker Jimiah Albritton celebrates his 36-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Savannah Sears serves the ball late in the fourth set of the Class 7A-District 10 championship.

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Austin Rushnell brought back an authentic hurley and sliotar from Dublin, after discovering Irish hurling this past summer. Photo by Jen Blanco

LAKEWOOD RANCH — Austin Rushnell wanted to absorb everything he could about his heritage. The Lakewood Ranch High alum has always tried to immerse himself in all things Irish. Rushnell declared himself an Irish history major at the University of South Florida and immediately began spending countless hours researching the Emerald Isle. He traveled this summer to Dublin for the University of South Florida Travel Study Tour to Ireland. And he even taught himself the Irish language. But there was one aspect of the Irish culture that Rushnell never thought he would experience firsthand. “I didn’t ever strive to play Irish football,” Rushnell says with a laugh. A former skateboarder, Rushnell got his first taste of Gaelic football and hurling while studying in Dublin. After a couple of locals introduced him to the two Irish sports, Rushnell, who ultimately gravitated toward hurling, spent the duration of the trip playing his newfound sport. In a traditional hurling game, there are 15 players on a team, and each player has his own hurley, or bat. During the game, which lasts 70 minutes, players attempt to score points by shooting the

sliotar through a pair of goalposts on top of a soccer goal or past the goalkeeper into the back of the net. “It’s a combative sport,” Rushnell says of hurling. “It’s kind of brutal, but it’s a blast. I like the fact that I can get dirty with it. It’s a little more fun, and there’s a little more leeway. “Everyone has one swing at it, but there are times when being careful isn’t the way to go,” Rushnell says. “You have to put yourself in the way sometimes, but that’s the fun of it.” Upon returning to the United States, Rushnell sought out a local hurling team and found the Manatee Irish Hurling & Gaelic Football Club. Since then, Rushnell has been playing practically every day; he practices with the club every Sunday. On Oct. 26, Rushnell participated in his first hurling and Gaelic football competition during the 3rd annual Florida Cup in Lakewood Ranch. Rushnell competed in both sports, allowing him the opportunity to spend time with players who share a similar passion for Irish culture. Rushnell plans to continue playing with the Manatee Irish Hurling & Gaelic Football Club while he finishes studying at USF. Upon graduating this fall, Rushnell has aspirations of moving to Killarney, Ireland, to continue his research and fully immerse himself in the Irish lifestyle. “I went there last time I was in Ireland, and I just totally fell in love with the place,” Rushnell says. Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@yourobserver.com.

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+ Mustangs headed back to state tourney The Lakewood Ranch High boys golf team captured its fourth-consecutive regional title at the Class 3A-Region 5 tournament Oct. 21, in Venice. The Mustangs shot a combined 284 to finish seven strokes ahead of runner-up Newsome. Ramsey Touchberry fired a 7-under par 65 to win medalist honors. Danny Walker shot 71, followed by Luke Miller (73), Kelly Sun (75) and Charlie Sun (76). Lakewood now will advance to the Class 3A state tournament Nov. 5 and Nov. 6, at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, where it will vie for its third-consecutive state title.

+ Manatee Admirals remain unbeaten The Manatee Admirals hockey team improved to 5-0 with a 6-0 victory over Plant Oct. 25. Braden River senior Cam Edwards scored his first goal of the season to lead the way for Manatee, which recorded 64 shots on goal. Inspiration Academy junior Charlie Schukay had a goal and an assist, and Braden River

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KUDOS + ODA Volleyball The Out-of-Door Academy volleyball team captured its first district title since 2007 with a 25-20, 22-25, 25-12, 25-11 victory over rival Cardinal Mooney in the Class 3A-District 10 championship Oct. 24. Natalie Buffett powered freshman Matt Dedjar added a goal. The Admirals play River Ridge Nov. 1.

+ Falcons open new athletic center Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School opened its new $5 million, state-of-the-art athletic facility during a ribbon-

cutting ceremony Oct. 23. The Falcons continued the celebration during a tailgating extravaganza and grand opening before Saint Stephen’s beat The Out-of-Door Academy 20-0 Oct. 25. The Moore Athletic Complex at Turner Fields will host athletic events for the Falcons’ football, track and field,

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the Thunder with nine kills and 11 perfect passes. Lauren Maxey added eight kills and 10 digs. Cameron Graham led the way defensively with 20 digs, 15 perfect passes and three aces. Reanna Gregory recorded six kills, and Greta Holland had three aces. With the win, ODA played host to Clearwater Calvary Christian in the Class 3A-Region 3 quarterfinals Oct. 29.

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Cardinal Mooney High runners Grace Casagrande and Cal Davidson Turner both captured individual district titles at the Class 1A-District 10 cross-country meet Oct. 25 in Largo. The Cardinal Mooney boys team and the ODA girls team both finished fourth overall to earn berths in the Class 1A-Region 3 meet Nov. 2 in Melbourne. The Lakewood Ranch High boys and girls teams both finished fourth in the Class 3A-District 10 meet Oct. 24 in Largo to advance to the Class 3A-Region 3 meet Nov. 2 in Tampa. Mitch Arnold finished fourth for Lakewood’s boys team with a new personal record of 16 minutes, 25.58 seconds. Julia Ortiz was fourth overall for the girls in 19:14.42.

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The combined number of points 453 the Cardinal Mooney boys and girls swim teams scored at the Class 1A-District 8 meet Oct. 26, in St. Petersburg.

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 The number of events the Sarasota Crew won at the 2013 Halloween Regatta Oct. 26, in Tampa.

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PETANQUE / PAGE 15A also will serve as this year’s tournament director. “I’m just looking forward to being among the sport’s biggest players.” Petanque is a French game that combines horseshoes and bocce ball. Players stand in a circle and try to throw a set of steel balls as close to a small wooden ball as possible. Triples play is considered to be the international game, but all three levels pose their own unique challenges. “Singles is interesting because the way you play is completely different,” Canesse says. “With each one, you have to adjust your game and the way you play.” A native of France, Canesse began playing petanque when he was about 4 years old with his older brother, Freddy. Canesse started playing with plastic balls before graduating to steel petanque balls when he was 10 years old. Canesse spent his childhood playing pickup games with family and friends and relishing in his nation’s pastime. “In France, it’s like a national sport,” Canesse says. “Everyone has their own set of petanque balls inside their car.” After moving to Florida in 1987, Canesse and his brother began playing petanque in a parking lot in Sarasota with some friends. The two attended a competition in Lake Worth in the early ‘90s, but were unable to

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on the net. And the hitters are really used to her setting.” But it’s not just for her athleticism and knowledge of the game that Lakewood is happy to finally have back out on the court. “Her personality on the court — she’s very upbeat and very calm,” Hankins says. “It’s the exact personality you need for a setter. You want someone who’s competitive and going to be a good leader.” As the district champions, the Mustangs played host to Seminole in the Class 7ACome in

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013

By Adam Hughes | Research Editor

Regents Park home sells for $640,000 The following residential real estate transactions took place between Oct. 14 and Oct.18. A home in Regents Park tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Phyllis Roth sold her home at 8211 Regents Court to David Sanders and Gayle Sanders, trustees, of University Park, for $640,000. Built in 1994, it has three bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,524 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $526,000 in 2002.

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Raymond and Lesley Miley, of Bay Village, Ohio, sold their home at 10612 Winding Stream Way to Matthew and Jennifer Armistead, of Bradenton, for $542,500. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,478 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $550,800 in 2001.

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Robert and Carol Fitzgibbons, trustees, of Sapphire, N.C., sold their home at 6947 Lennox Place to Glenn and Evelyn Cooper, of University Park, for $498,000. Built in 2001, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,239 square feet of living area.

Central Park

Central Park Lifestyles LLC sold the home at 11979 Forest Park Circle to John and Sarah Dahlsten, of Bradenton, for $476,400. Built in 2013, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a

pool and 3,271 square feet of living area.

a pool and 1,951 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $299,900 in 2007.

Tidewater Preserve

Palm-Aire at Sarasota

WCI Communities LLC sold the home at 1234 Tidewater Court to Thomas and Noel Morton, of Bradenton, for $439,200. Built in 2013, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,034 square feet of living area. WCI Communities LLC sold the home at 1002 Lanyard Court to Stephen and Terri Evans, of Bradenton, for $360,700. Built in 2013, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,463 square feet of living area.

Robert and Janice Gehle, of Sarasota, sold their home at 5630 Country Lakes Drive to Francis and Shirley Perdisatt, of Hingham, Mass., for $300,000. Built in 1988, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,442 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $189,200 in 1988.

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Broadmoor Pines

Pauline Smith, trustee, of Sarasota, sold the home at 7804 Broadmoor Pines Blvd. to John and Rita Costello, of Sarasota, for $385,000. Built in 1986, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,549 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $200,000 in 1987.

Charleston Pointe

Joseph Estenes III, of Sarasota, sold his home at 8020 Spring Marsh Drive to Yvon Parent and Isabelle Venne, of Corbin, Ky., for $370,000. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,467 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $570,000 in 2005.

Pomello Park

Mark and Jillaine Bandstra, of Bradenton, sold their home at 24504 75th Ave. E. to Emilia

This Regents Park home, which has three bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,524 square feet of living area, sold for $640,000. Martinez, of Myakka City, for $355,000. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 2,604 square feet of living area.

for $312,000. Built in 2000, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,897 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $247,000 in 2011.

Rashid and Ahlam Faqqouseh, of Bradenton, sold their home at 6138 Ninth Ave. Circle N.E. to Kimquy Kieu, of Bellevue, Wash., for $295,000. Built in 1992, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,267 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $500,000 in 2006.

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Elena Olivieri, of Algonquin, Ill., sold the home at 8113 Misty Oaks Blvd. to Terry and Virginia Fine, of Sarasota, for $310,400. Built in 1994, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,347 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $268,000 in 2001.

Dana and Sue Sanborn, of Bradenton, sold their home at 2613 65th St. E. to Jacco and Hope Vervoort, of Bradenton, for $289,000. Built in 1991, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 2,072 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $140,000 in 1994.

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John and Rita Costello, of Sarasota, sold their home at 7550 Fairlinks Court to Pensco Trust Co. LLC, trustee, for $325,000. Built in 1992, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,266 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $380,000 in 2006.

Richard and Phyllis Donnelly, of Sarasota, sold their home at 6721 Carlyle Lane to Gregory Smith and Jack VanCoevering, trustees, of Sarasota,

Paul and Judith Heindel, trustees, sold the home at 124 Winding River Trail to Dieter and Jacqueline Portmann, of Sarasota, for $300,000. Built in 2006, it has two bedrooms, two baths,

William Myers, trustee, of Jefferson, La., sold the home at 11008 Water Lily Way to Norma Ballard, of Lakewood Ranch, for $280,200. Built in 2000, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a

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These are the largest East County building permits issued by Manatee County for the week of Oct. 14 through Oct. 18, in order of dollar amounts. Address

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7335 Haddington Cove 12427 Highfield Circle 8314 Grosvenor Court 11413 Belvedere Terrace 14811 Leopard Creek Place 14615 Sundial Place 5638 Country Lakes Drive 7916 Estates Drive 8211 Planters Knoll Terrace 13515 Blythefield Terrace 11413 Belvedere Terrace 6607 Summer Blossom Lane 5053 82nd Way E. 1111 134th St. E. 12108 Clubhouse Drive 5528 61st St. E. 4515 Blue Marlin Drive 7740 Heyward Circle 7448 Riviera Cove 12332 Hollybush Terrace

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

Hubert Palm David Sherrier Jr. Keith Mann Jeffrey Bull Michael Holtz Michael Woolever Timothy Figueredo Harold Endres Frank Bibbins Deborah Siskovic Jeffrey Bull Philip Winefordner Dianne Russel David Sedgley Philip Winefordner John Hadden Marvin Rakes Collin Haught III David Emison Thomas Beasley

$57,000 $46,906 $45,000 $37,590 $31,216 $17,555 $14,900 $14,700 $13,550 $13,289 $12,935 $12,892 $12,250 $11,980 $11,505 $11,310 $11,308 $10,500 $10,500 $10,500

16009 Clearlake Ave #A3986419 $1,639,000 Barbara Najmy

Lakewood Ranch 941-383-7591 941-383-7591

Source: Manatee County

Lief and Patricia Nelson, of Topeka, Kan., sold their home at 8778 49th Terrace E. to Richard Beriault, of Bradenton, for $250,000. Built in 2001, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,837 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $300,000 in 2008.

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Penny Gradert, of Sarasota, sold her home at 5914 Saylers Creek Court to Jeffrey and Barbara Blevins, of Bradenton, for $245,000. Built in 1995, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,975 square feet of living area.

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1809 27th St W #M5841121 $129,000 Paula Keegan-Bock

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5244 Canterbury Dr #M5841114 $2,100 Laurie Rastovski

447 Meadow Lark Dr #M5838875 $3,750,000 Kere Lewis

3500 El Conquistador Pkwy # 134 #M5839669 $132,000 Neddy Harkins

3706 66th St W #M5841109 $114,900 Laura Tracy Clekis

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Mindy Cress, of Bradenton, sold her home at 4422 Useppa Drive to Paul and Shannon Luther, of Bradenton, for $240,000. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, two baths and 2,528 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $269,000 in 2003. Lorita Bellino, trustee, of Canton, Mich., sold the home at 4881 Sabal Harbour Drive to Darlyn Pickle, of Bradenton, for $210,000. Built in 2002, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,832 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $151,700 in 2002.

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1003 Fairwaycove Ln # 105 #M5840775 $1,700 Kendra Vogel

3503 16th Ave W #M5839521 $129,000 Paula Keegan-Bock

5215 15th Street Ct E #M5838401 $64,900 Jaymie Carter

1216 Derby Ln # D #A3972644 $949,000 Mary Hellhake

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650 Golden Gate Pt # 501 #M5829384 $825,000 Debbie Capobianco

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7918 Royal Birkdale Cir #A3972048 $739,900 Pamela Charron

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911 Maritime Ct #A3986256 $725,000 Catherine De’Ath

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7042 Twin Hills Ter #A3984510 $719,900 Sandy and Jerry Strom

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Bradenton 941-907-9595 941-773-4372

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pool and 2,033 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $280,000 in 2004.


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Record Temperatures High

Low

High

Low

Tuesday, Oct. 22

87

71

92 (1993)

46 (1989)

Wednesday, Oct. 23

81

71

90 (1971)

47 (1961)

Thursday, Oct. 24

75

62

91 (1919)

45 (1923)

Friday, Oct. 25

82

60

91 (1971)

44 (1937)

Saturday, Oct. 26

81

60

92 (1971)

45 (1937)

Sunday, Oct. 27

82

57

90 (1960)

43 (1968)

Monday, Oct. 28

85

60

90 (1984)

43 (1957)

AVERAGE GULF WATER TEMPERATURE: 75 RAINFALL

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Tuesday, Oct. 22

0.25

Wednesday, Oct. 23

0.01

Thursday, Oct. 24

0.00

Friday, Oct. 25

0.00

Saturday, Oct. 26

Sunrise

Sunset

Thursday, Oct. 31

7:40a

6:48p

Friday, Nov. 1

7:41a

6:47p

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Items Under $200 For Sale

Business Opportunities

Adult Care Services

Painting/Wallpapering

ADVERTISE YOUR MERCHANDISE with the total value of all items $200 or less in this section for FREE! Limit 1 ad per month, 15 words or less. Price must be included next to each item. No commercial advertising. Ad runs 2 consecutive weeks in 1 Observer. (No phone calls please.) (Please provide your name and address) Email ad to: classified@yourobserver.com Online at: www.yourobserver.com Or mail to: The Observer Group P.O. Box 3169 Sarasota, Fl 34230 BLENDER: NINJA 1100. Like new, only used 3X's, 9 pcs. & manual. $100. Cash Only! 941-782-8002.

JAN PRO CLEANING FRANCHISE: $950 Down Required, Financing Available for growth, Includes customers. Earn up to $10,000 Month+. Call 941-907-8141.

CUSTOMIZED INDIVIDUAL CARE. Offering nonmedical and medical care plans developed and designed to fit individuals needs. Includes homemaking, errands, doctor visits, transportation, meal prep. with special dietary needs, and medication supervision. To customize a plan for your loved one and for details, call 377-4465 or visit our mobile or online website at eldercaresarasota.com Lic. #30211372. Bonded and Insured.

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

Air Conditioning

YOUR PERSONAL BOOKKEEPER, LLC Gail Sunray, Owner

CHAMBERLAIN WIRELESS Keypad. Allows access to garage without remote control or key, $19. 941-358-5270. LOVE SEAT: leather, light beige, excellent condition, $175. 941-753-8447. LUGGAGE: (2) piece, pink, like new, $20.00. O.B.O. 941-400-9099. MATTRESS PAD: King-sized magnetic, cover king-sized bed. Excellent for arthritis, fibromyalgia $200. 941-751-5154. PHILLIES COLLECTIBLE mug, $10.00 & Key Chain, $5.00. Tigers Poncho, $20.00. Pirates Wallet, $5.00. 941-727-8155. REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER: KENMORE side by side, $185.00. Call 739-9602. TV: PHILLIPS 55" Model 55PP93 5217, works great $100.00. 941-524-9339.

Autos Wanted

TURNKEY PACK and SHIP business.

$69,900. For information, call Genie Barlan, Horizon Realty 941-296-5055.

Help Wanted DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4853. OFFICE CLEANERS needed evenings. Beautiful facilities in Bradenton/ Lakewood Ranch area. Starting rate, $9. 440-552-6506. WANTED SENIORS part-time job. East Bradenton non profit project, some knowledge in Geology, computer savvy. Apply with resume to: billhildaharris@aol.com

Condos/Apts. For Rent FIRST FLOOR 2 bedroom condo unit in a gated community built in 2002. Spectacular water view of the 17th island hole of the Legacy Golf Course at Lakewood Ranch Country Club. Each bedroom includes two walk-in closets and it's own full bath. Spacious kitchen with breakfast nook. Includes washer/dryer. New carpet. One car detached garage and additional parking. Lanai with fabulous view. Short walk to pool and clubhouse. No pets. NO SMOKING in this unit. Credit check, one year lease and security deposit required. Must have excellent references. Call 908-692-7057.

Homes For Rent

GULFSIDE A/C & Heating, LLC. SALES & SERVICE, FREE ESTIMATES! 10 MINUTE RESPONSE. Visa/MC/Disc. Lic. #CAC1816929 941-962-6863.

SHIP YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV anywhere in the United States. Great rates, fast quotes. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.

BRAZILIAN CLEANING Service by Maria. Residential/ Commercial. Meticulous Cleaning. Excellent References. Free Estimates. Reliable. Lic./ Ins. 941-400-3342. ND SPARKLE. We are a family business experienced in both home and office cleaning great rates. Call for a quote. 941-330-4466. Email: norgrasi@hotmail.com

Furnishings

Homes For Sale

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

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Garage/Moving/Estate Sales GREENFIELD PLANTATION Community Yard Sale: Saturday, November 2 - 8a.m.-1p.m. SR64. TWIN RIVERS COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Saturday, 8a.m.-1p.m. 3703 162nd Ave. E., Parrish

Merchandise Wanted CASH FOR Old Military Items. Swords, uniforms, insignia & old guns. Call 941-416-3280. SENIOR LOOKING to purchase precious metals, time pieces, coins, jewelry and antiques. Please call Marc, 941-321-0707.

Personals ADOPTION: CARING and understanding Teacher and Physician Assistant promise unconditional love and education to child. Expenses paid. Sandy and Clint, 1-800-968-9851. www.sandyclintadopt.com. FL Bar #0474835.

Storage STORAGE FACILITY Boat/ RV/ Trailer. Secure facility, low monthly rentals, Clark Rd area. 941-809-3660, 941-809-3662.

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BONDED & INSURED Over 25 yrs. experience Telephone: 941-749-5646 yourbookkeeper@tampabay.rr.com

BLUE FISH CLEANING INC. 941-705-3812. Insured, Bonded. Affordable reliable home cleaning, introductory offer $60 3 hours.

LUXOR MHP $450/mo-1 bed/bath mobile homes. 55+ community. No Pets. 5811 14th St. W. Bradenton. Sarasota Real Estate Assoc., Inc. Greg Nowak 941-809-6034

HOMES

4 Bill Paying & Account Reconciliation 4 Organizing Personal and Business Files 4 Budgets & Financial Reports 4 Federal and State Tax Returns

30 YEARS experience. We take pride in pleasing customers. Homes, schools, churches, resorts, offices. 941-756-4570.

ChitwoodCharters.com Cruise or Fish Hyatt Sarasota Docks 32’/53’ Yachts - 2hrs./2 months 941-383-5232

SECTIONAL SOFA: high quality Thomasville brand, like new, hardly ever used, ivory. $2230 new. Sacrifice for $400. Denny, 941-780-8789.

I come to your home or office.

Cleaning

Boats

BRAND NEW Serta Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set Willing to sacrifice for $150! (941)387-4810.

Personal & Business Bookkeeping Accounting/ Taxes

Auto Transport RETIRED BRADENTON POLICE DETECTIVE. Will drive your car north or south for you. 941-718-0813.

ADORABLE TOWNHOME: 2BR/2.5BA, Greenbrook, Lakewood Ranch. One car garage, private screened lanai. $1100/mo. Association requires background and credit check. 941-907-8082/home or 716-863-2632/cell.

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

Personal Services

Computer Services COMPUTER TECHNICAL Support. H/W & S/W problems solved. Virus/Malware removal; data recovery; Networking/ Internet Issues; Upgrades; A+, Network+ Cert. Tech. Navy trained electronics tech veteran. 941-225-0046.

Home Improvement/ Remodeling

PROFESSIONAL TILE & MARBLE INSTALLATION

Pet Services DOGGY HOTEL/GROOMING. 24 Hour Daycare. FREE Daycare with groom (we are the best). 3925 Brown Avenue behind Sleep King. doggyhotel.net 941-554-4620. TIKI TIME PET SITTING! In-Home Pet Sitting! Leave your fur kids in their environment with trusted, loving care! Providing quality pet care for 10 years! No extra charge for multiple pets & Holidays! Excellent references. 480-694-0756 tikitimepetcare@gmail.com

Pools FULL WEEKLY POOL SERVICE FROM $65 per month including chemicals. For screened-in pools. Owner operated, reliable, personal service. Save money - call now. Blissful Pools, 941-705-0400.

Pressure Cleaning PRESSURE WASHING: Residential and Commercial. ECO Cleaning. Roofs, lanais, pool areas, etc. Roof coating also. 941-756-4570.

Hot List Of Homes available under $300K

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Landscaping & Lawn Service

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DE LA ROSA LAWN CARE - Family owned and operated. Now accepting new clients. Free estimates. No yard too big or too small. Serving Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota. Tony De La Rosa, owner and operator 813-900-4056. Licensed and Insured.

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COMPUTER

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FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, PA Certified Public Accountants

New Zealand Irrigation Sprinkler System Maintenance & Repair

(941) 227-7555

AIR CONDITIONING

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DOORS

KITCHEN/BATH REMODELING

PRO Sliding Glass Door Repair

License# CAC1816468

â&#x20AC;&#x153;FIX IT - DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T REPLACEâ&#x20AC;?

124572

Friendly, Expert Computer Repairs 124008

124465

ANGELA

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123344

SUNCOAST SPRINKLER CO, LLC

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www.drgrabbars.com

ELECTRIC

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INSTALLATION

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CALL 24/7 â&#x20AC;˘ RESIDENTIAL SPECIALISTS FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS! 941.538.7274

LANDSCAPING & LAWN

Native Son Landscaping, LLC www.nativesonlandscape.com

941-504-0903

2250

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Rick Murphy, President 941-773-4550 Licensed, Insured & Bonded â&#x20AC;˘ References available â&#x20AC;˘ Serving Manatee & Sarasota www.Manateehomeservices.com 123601

Insured

HOME SERVICES

SALES, SERVICE AND REPAIRS

lawn mowers - generators - chain saws blowers - pressure washers - weed eaters air compressors - ATVs - scooters Pick-up and dirt bikes - gokarts delivery service!

www.smallenginerepairs.us

5002 Lena Road, Unit 107, Bradenton, 34211 (off I75/SR70 E)

Jack North President

Yoder Aluminum Inc. 15505 Lemon Fish Dr. Bradenton, FL 34202 OfďŹ ce 941-650-9790

APPLIANCE REPAIR

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941-961-3989

FIVE STAR CARE FOR YOUR HOME

jack@fivestarhomewatch.com www.fivestarhomewatch.com

MOVERS

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MO V I N G

Lakewood Ranch LP Missing: Home Watchers, L.L.C. # 124692

Detective Robert L. McCabe, (Ret.) Nina McCabe

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Operator/Owner

A FULL SERVICE IRRIGATION COMPANY

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rain sensors

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941-726-7077

a FREE estimate!

MARK HOWARD

122990

941-735-5778

LAKEWOOD RANCH PAINTING

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Maintenance - Repair -Installation

Tim

Phone (941) 704-4278 Fax (941) 538-3781 dmccarthy114@hotmail.com

PAINTING

IRRIGATION

Krow Cleaning Co.

123903

Dave McCarthy

941-955-4888

CLEANING

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Delivery â&#x20AC;˘ Transport â&#x20AC;˘ Hauling â&#x20AC;˘ Junk Removal

124692

123018

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Specializing in 6â&#x20AC;? Seamless Guttersâ&#x20AC;?

MOST REPAIRS Plus Parts $ at Retail

941-739-5102

Monthly/Weekly Home Watch services by retired Police OfďŹ cer Handyman/Retired Licensed Contractor experienced in keeping your home secure & running while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re away or when you need a home repair.

ALUMINUM

Dustin Yoder gutterman1980@gmail.com

SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS

HANDYMAN MANATEE HOME WATCH & HANDYMAN SERVICES, LLC

123674

Insured â&#x20AC;˘ License #CACA44874

1121 LEWIS AVE â&#x20AC;˘ JOHN L. BLASER/OWNER

LAWN CARE

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Commercial & Residential

www.integrityiscool.com

365-2407

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124038

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PAINTING & HOME IMPROVEMENT Remodel â&#x20AC;˘ Repair

941-254-7327 941-807-9800

Mark Fortson â&#x20AC;˘ CertiďŹ ed Building Contractor LIC# CBC056615 MRKFRTSN1@YAHOO.COM

123868

Service, Sales, Installation

PATIO REPAIRS, INC PATIO REPAIRS 124037 38056

www.VeteranAC.com

FURNITURE REPAIR 121665

941-526-0246

123673

Service with Integrity, Respect & Honor

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124011

124469

Residential & Commercial

GO GREEN!


THE EAST COUNTY OBSERVER EAST COUNTY OBSERVER Thursday, October 31, 2013

POOLS

Voted #1

Buying Store Bug Products Lasts 4 Weeks Our Bugs Take It Back to the Nest & END the Problem

PROTECT YOUR HOME BEFORE A PROBLEM Brandon

528 E. Brandon Blvd.

922-1817

813-651-4477

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 11215 State Road 70 #105 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

941-713-0432 Direct 941-739-6777 Office

License# CAC1816468

Call: 941-526-0246

www.floridamoves.com/lora.carpenter

Or visit us at: VeteranAC.com POWER WASHING

PET SERVICES

Before

COUNTRY CANINE MAKEOVERS DOG GROOMING

BETH BARNETT “East County’s #1 Agent!”

Lakewood Ranch announces

After

Call for appointment Cindy Wells 941-322-6381 941-928-2168

124471

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

Lora Carpenter, Realtor

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SAFE ROOF CLEANING

For listing your house, call BETH for proven results!!

124014

5 yr. spot free warranty

BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCTS

Call 924-9000 *A/H 730-0130

www.realtor.com/sarasota/bethbarnett Pressure Cleaning & Soft Washing Residential and Commercial

941-812-6292

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

Veterinarian Recommended Compassionate All-Breed Care 124535

MAKE YOUR DOG’S HOLIDAY APPOINTMENT NOW!

941-737-4483

www.PantherHydroCleaning.com

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124472

LP Missing: # 124535

10% SAVINGS With this ad

Bisson Roofing Inc.

REALTORS

Residential/Commercial Roofing • Specializing in Roof Repairs

FREE ESTIMATES

941-748-7400

Licensed & Insured • RC0067420 • NO HIDDEN COSTS Owner Supervises Every Job

THIS SPACE COULD BE YOURS!

TREES

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25 Off That Day Service!

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FULL PLUMBING SERVICES

Licensed • Bonded • Insured

Repairs, new construction, • Insinkerator Badger 5 disposal 175 installed remodels, repipes, water filter • Save $5000 off the installation of a new 30 or 40 systems. gallon energy miser electric water heater No job too big or too small. • Save 10% OFF any regular service call (with ad) Call Today!

FALL SPECIALS

License # CFC043197

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bobandersonplumbing.com • 941-322-4510

124177

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Rita@TheLaskyTeam.com

Harold@TheLaskyTeam.com

• Best Price on Palm Trimming Call Bob • Storm Preparation, Hauling & Mulching • Landscape Design & Installation 780-2267 • Monthly Shrub Pruning Licensed Landscape ANY OUTDOOR PROJECT & Insured

All Tree Work

Residential & Commercial

Renovations

WINDOWS Lic./Ins. se Window Washin i r n Su and Pressure Cleaning g

Res./Com.

Environmentally Friendly

“Leave Your Dirty Windows To Us”

Contact Alice Bozza, Realtor

941-447-0127 • 941-284-5880

30 Year East County Resident

“UP TO 25 STANDARD WINDOWS • $109.00” SPECIAL

10%

941-518-3906 (Cell) aaalice1948@aol.com

SANDALS REALTY

123346

123345

Harold Lasky 941-780-8514

Save big $$$$$ on Listing Commissions!

Any Plumbing Service in October

LIC# CFC1427462

Rita Ferrell Lasky 941-780-3579

NATIVE CUT TREE SERVICE

Elite Preferred Realty

Welcome Back Winter Friends

Sarasota.MrRooter.com

123676

123347

Call for more information about The Service Directory!

941-755-6300

24 hours

123677

5900 Tamiami Trail

$49

“ Helping you make the right move.”

Free Estimates

5.00

OFF + Additional $

For Senior Citizens Prices Include:

2 Bath Mirrors • 2 Fans • Tracks • Screens

124463

746-6654

Sarasota

124579

3790 14th St. W.

Family Owned 1993

Pool Heater SPECIAL!

Gas or Electric Pool Heater & Heat Pump Repair and Maintenance 121888

Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

Bradenton

REALTORS

Service with Integrity, Respect & Honor

BUG BUSTERS

YourObserver.com

123723

PEST CONTROL

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EAST COUNTY OBSERVER

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013

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East County Observer 10.31.13