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YOU. YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

ANNIVERSARY

The East County Observer celebrates 15 years of stories. PAGES 12-13A

Lakewood golf coach Dave Frantz ends coaching career. PAGE 19A

Learn who won this year’s ‘It’s Read Everywhere’ photo contest. PAGE 1B

PERMANENT PLACE

OUR TOWN

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by Josh Siegel | Staff Writer

by Josh Siegel | Staff Writer

+ Observer welcomes intern There’s a new face in the East County. The East County Observer recently welcomed Amanda Sebastiano to its team, as an intern. Sebastiano graduated from the University of South Florida in 2010, before moving to North Carolina, where she worked for a tri-weekly newspaper in the rural town of Lincolnton. While in college, Sebastiano interned with the East County Observer’s sister publications, the Longboat Observer and Sarasota Observer. Please be sure to say “Hello!” if you see her out.

Church finds home

+ Tabernacle School celebrates veterans Students at The Tabernacle Christian School paid a special tribute to military veterans Nov. 11, as they enjoyed a special Veterans Day service. The afternoon’s keynote speaker was Goodwill Manasota’s Director of Veteran Services Christopher Davis, a 14-year Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.

+ VFW raises funds for Community Haven East County-based Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities received $11,500 for programming, thanks to VFW Post 3233. One-hundred percent of proceeds from the post’s third annual golf tournament, held at the Rolling Green Golf Club, went to the charity.

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The Rev. Elizabeth Deibert finally received the keys to her church’s new home, pictured behind her, Nov. 7. The property has lush green space and a pond.

After eight years of uncertainty, Peace Presbyterian Church will occupy a permanent space, thanks to approval from the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners. EAST COUNTY — Every Monday, the morning after they worshipped in a Realtors’ association office, Jim and Sherry Robinson returned to do janitorial duties. They would leave the place tidier than they found it, sweeping the floors and cleaning the toilets. On Sundays, before services, they shifted 180 chairs into an arrangement that could serve the audience. They opened two sets of bifold doors, turning three rooms into one, to make it look and feel like a congregation and not

an ordinary workplace. Elizabeth Deibert, the organizing pastor for Peace Presbyterian Church, hoped people would come to the services, even though the church could only advertise with signage outside the building during weekends. Now, after eight years of uncertainty, the Robinsons and Deibert finally feel at home. At its land-use meeting Nov. 7, the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the church’s general development plan to take over an unoccu-

pied 15,054-square-foot office building at 12705 State Road 64 E. The Peace Presbyterian Church’s Board of Elders closed on the church’s new home, which it purchased for $975,000, later that day. The plan, which covers 24 acres in total, also calls for the church to build a new 210-seat sanctuary. Since 2010, Peace has met in a wing of the Manatee Association of Realtors’ building, in Lakewood Ranch.

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Owner sells Broken Egg For Bob Kirscher, the time was now to sell the Broken Egg, including its popular location in LWR. LAKEWOOD RANCH — For Bob Kirscher, selling the Broken Egg doesn’t feel like a break up. Rather, it represents an expansion of the brand he helped establish ­— with the affable voice of friend, fan and promoter Dick Vitale. Kirscher, 63, the longtime owner of the Broken Egg in Lakewood Ranch, and also, locations on Siesta Key and Clark Road in Sarasota County, with business partner Dr. Joe Gaeta, has sold the business. Kirscher sold the Siesta Key and Lakewood Ranch locations of the restaurant to Destin, Fla.-based Another Broken Egg of America Inc., and the Clark Road location to longtime Managing Partner Dawn Hair. “For me to make a change, it’s time,” Kirscher said during a phone call from Minnesota,

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Dick Vitale, the Hall of Fame sportscaster and Lakewood Ranch resident, sits at this table outside the restaurant every morning.

INDEX Calendar............ 16A Classifieds ........ 17B

Cops Corner....... 15A Crossword.......... 16B

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

Sports................ 19A Weather............. 16B

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Braden River High welcomes vets Two Navy veterans share stories of their service in two U.S. conflicts — World War II and the Vietnam War. EAST COUNTY — Silence filled the media center Nov. 7 at Braden River High, as wide-eyed students waited to hear what their guest speakers would say next. “On Dec. 4, 1941, I was just like you,” Richard Kichline said. “I was thinking about what I’d do over the weekend. There was a dance coming up, maybe I’d take a girl. My life was normal, just like yours.” The World War II veteran, now 88, remembered sitting in a classroom — he was a junior in high school — while hearing the news about Pearl Harbor. He thought his life would never be the same. He was correct. Braden River High invited two U.S. Navy veterans to speak to its social studies classes in honor of Veterans Day, so the former soldiers could share their experiences

with the youth. Kichline enlisted and was sent to basic training when he was 19 — just a few years older than his audience. In the 1960s, the second speaker, George Johnston of the Braden River VFW Post 12055, enlisted and was active in the military during the Vietnam War. Although the men had different experiences and were active during different wars, similarities peppered the time they spent serving their country. Kichline told stories about his three-year service in the military, such as the “realistic and frightening” scenarios he was presented with during training — putting out a fire on board a ship, securing life preservers and escaping from the ocean with his feet and hands bound together.

IN THEIR WORDS: “Why did you go into the military so young?” Miya Yawn, 15, asked veteran Richard Kichline. “It was about doing something important; it was about the survival of our country,” he responded. “How many of you are 18?” George Johnston asked the group. “Well, at age 19 — just a year from now — imagine going to war and having to make those difficult choices that you have to live with forever; that’s what you bring home in your gut.” “Be against the cause of the war, if you want, but not against those who are serving,” Johnston said.

Johnston, a six-year soldier, shared stories of good food, 16mm movies and card games aboard his submarine unit in the North Atlantic — an “overall positive military experience.” When something goes wrong out at sea, though, there’s no maintenance crew to come help — you have to figure it out on your own, said Johnston, who found himself underwater for 60 days at a time. It wasn’t the service stories the veterans focused on most, however, but the similarities between themselves and the more than 100 teenagers who piled into the room during sixth period for the presentation. The students laughed as Kichline, a former Naval executive officer, joked about today’s youth using smartphones and Twitter to obtain their news in seconds, whereas he squeezed in beside his family members around a radio to hear the latest when Pearl Harbor was bombed. On a more serious note, he discussed the drafting age bracket that changed from 21 to 29, to 18 to 37 years old, in 1942, making it possible for Kichline and his father to both be drafted — a fear he often had during the war, he said. Despite the hardships, the Kichline and Johnston agreed

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racing teens by Amanda Sebastiano | Observer Intern

Local students speed toward the world finals Five Manatee County students head to Texas to vie for the F1 in Schools world title. of Lakewood Ranch High, and Merritt Kendzior, Joe Komor and Sheel Patel, from Southeast High — decided they wanted one more person on their squad. They later added 16-year-old Sean Martin, who they thought would have the know-how to help transform their project. Hoping to separate themselves from the 36 other teams from all over the globe, the crew decided to rename their team Allegiance. “We just thought it would better help us represent our country and stand out,” Kendzior said. “I mean, we pledge allegiance to our flag — the American flag; we want to show them who we are and what we’re about.” The largest Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition in the world, F1— or Formula One — in Schools introduces students ages 9 to 19 to the world of race car design and technology. The youth learned to use programs such as InDesign and Adobe Photoshop,

BY NUMBER 3 — Cars that will be judged at the world finals. 5 — Members of Allegiance Race Team. 23 — Countries represented at the finals. 37 — Teams competing in Texas. 40 — Countries using F1 in Schools. 20 million — Students utilizing the program.

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Aly Cote, 15, Sheel Patel, 15, Joe Komor, 16, Merritt Kendzior, 15, and Sean Martin, 16, prepare for the F1 in Schools World Competition. along with a variety of others, to bring their drawings to life by way of 3-D animation and proper planning. “They have probably spent about 1,000 collaborative hours working on this car,” team adviser Margi Nanney said. “They gave up a large portion of their free time, and their summer break. They have basically lived here (at their

Allegiance Race Team chose this design from 60 design options.

work space) together these past months.” Cote and her team divvied up roles to make the project more manageable, from graphic designers to engineers. Kendzior, 15, served as the resource manager and put her efforts toward obtaining donations and funding the project — an effort that pulled in about $20,000 from the three largest sponsors. The evening of Nov. 7, the Southeast and Lakewood Ranch High School students may not have agreed on the order in which they lined up on stage, but they knew one thing: They wanted to win. With their day starting at 3 a.m. on Friday, the group still had an oral presentation and binders full of proof of the work to put together.

One-by-one, they took turns introducing themselves to a mock judge, Nanney, and read lines off scripts, which also needed to be memorized. Cote raved about the group’s wheels, designed by Kendzior, that can spin for up to a minute-and-a-half. Kendzior, a high school freshman, oversaw the design and manufacturing process of the wheels. She takes credit for everything to do with the spinning rubber, except for the bearings, she said. The fast five will be judged on criteria such as car designs, techniques and timed trials. They will return Friday, Nov. 15, perhaps with a world title, but assuredly with new skills they learned throughout the car building process, in their back pockets. “I’ll put these kids against any in the world for aerodynamics,” Nanney said. “You can tell I kind of love it.” Contact Amanda Sebastiano at amandas@yourobserver.com.

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Artists showcase talents The Creative Arts Association of Lakewood Ranch will feature artists such as wood turner Jim O’Donnell at its art show. LAKEWOOD RANCH — Stepping into the O’Donnell home, a visitor might admire the various pieces of wooden decor lining shelves in the family room next to board games or nestled in areas of the kitchen and nooks around the home. That person may not guess, however, homeowner Jim O’Donnell created those pieces right out back in his own garage. O’Donnell, a Lakewood Ranch resident who creates art by turning wood, is one of 20 featured artists at the Creative Arts Association of Lakewood Ranch’s art show and sale this weekend. The local organization will feature pieces ranging in price from $5 to $1,500, said Joan Brummer, the association’s president. This is the group’s 12th fall show and sale, eight of which O’Donnell has been a part. Fascinated by the tools used in wood turning, such as the lathe, and the process, O’Donnell decided to try the art form more than a decade ago. Thirteen years later, O’Donnell finds himself divvying his time between family, work and his passion — often utilizing his favorite part of the tree — the burl — to create an item. Burls are large bumps, or overgrowths that hang off trees. But, to O’Donnell, they serve as distinct types of wood that look like cells being magnified under a microscope, he said. Friends and those familiar with his work often contact him about trees being cut down to see if he is interested in using the wood. A friend in Georgia told him about a mahogany tree that was chopped down, and he made the trek from Florida just to retrieve his blank canvas. Although wine stoppers and pens are his biggest sellers, they aren’t his favorite items

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to craft. O’Donnell prefers to make vases, for which he often uses materials from areas such as Africa and India. Some of the smaller items, such as pens, take about two hours, while more involved pieces can take up to 80 hours, he said. A full-time speech pathologist, O’Donnell doesn’t plan to quit his day job. Having the ability to choose when to step into his garage-turned-workshop and create art is something he values. “An artist can see the inner beauty just by looking at the wood,” O’Donnell said. “It’s about seeing what that piece can be.”

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observed: 15 years

East County Observer turns 15 It seems like just last year the operations center across the East County Observer celebrated street from Sun-N-Fun RV Park. its 10th anniversary. I remember Although the growth is what how so many of our friends and led Observer Media Group CEO business colleagues gathered Matt Walsh to launch a comat the Polo Grill and Bar’s Fête munity newspaper in the area, I Ballroom to celebrate and how doubt many people realized how proud I was to be a part of the much our community would East County Observer’s develop over the next team. decade and a half. And, now, it’s hard to Observer staffer Bob believe it’s five years later Lewis, who pitched the — the East County Obidea of starting a newsserver’s 15th anniversary. paper in this area to As I readied to write his employer, said Matt this column, I pulled decided to call the paper out our bound archives, the East County Observer, which catalogue each isbecause that’s where PAM sue of past papers. people said they lived. EUBANKS The first complete set “It was natural,” Lewis of newspapers we have said. is for the year of 1999. Our first As a newspaper, we’ve covered issues seem to be missing from the opening of dozens of comour archives entirely, somehow munities, including Greenbrook, lost in the excitement of starting Greenbrook East, Woodbrook, something new and keeping up The Lake Club, Central Park and with the tremendous growth our others, as well as commercial area was experiencing. shopping centers, including The final issue that year River Club Park of Commerce included our traditional “Year in (home to Super Walmart on Review” summation. State Road 70), Benderson Its title: “1999: The year Development’s University Town change swept the East County.” Center projects, San Marco Plaza That year, Neal Communiand Lakewood Ranch Main ties planned 460 apartments on Street. Natalie Way (now a residential We’ve watched our youth community called The Harborgrow up and graduate from high age). Then Manatee County school and college; we’ve celCommissioner Jonathan Bruce ebrated numerous school opencampaigned for an ordinance ings, including Gullett, McNeal, forbidding businesses that Freedom and Willis elementa“exploit nude women for profit” ries, Braden River High, Nolan from moving to the East County; Middle and others. and Sarasota County broke We’ve worked hard to be a ground on a $28 million fieldpart of the community — to

EGG / PAGE 1A his home state, where he was visiting his sons. “I’m tired. If the only way to get a real vacation was to sell it, then that is what I was going to do.” Lafayette, La.-based Double R Restaurant Group, the largest franchisee of Another Broken Egg Cafes, with locations in Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, plans to use the Lakewood Ranch purchase as a gateway into South Florida. Kirscher had a deal with Another Broken Egg of America Inc. that divided the use of the phrase “Broken Egg” between them. Kirscher owned the rights to use the name anywhere in southern Florida, from Orlando to Key West. So, now, Double R has that right — and it plans to use it. “Bob built a great platform and clientele base,” said Stuart Ottinger, Double R chief operating officer. “I think the current base will be pleasantly surprised and accepting of the change. The only thing different is we have ‘Another’ in front of ‘Broken Egg.’” In the next breath, Ottinger said the Broken Egg in Lakewood Ranch, which will now be called, “Another Broken Egg Cafe,” will have a different menu that is “more upscale than Bob’s.” The menu will include seafood. The Broken Egg in Lakewood Ranch will close for three weeks sometime soon, so the new ownership group can replace fixtures and change the décor. But the restaurant will continue to operate as a place for breakfast and brunch, a concept that was new to Kirscher when he bought the Broken Egg on Siesta Key — the original location — with Dr. Joe Gaeta in 1997.

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Be sure to see a snapshot of the East County’s last 15 years on pages 12-13A. make sure we are where you, our readers, are and to share with you important news, as well as features on your friends and families. As former Managing Editor Mike Eng said when I asked him to recall his early days with the Observer: “When I first came to East County, the Observer still was relatively new in the community, so we had some branding work to do. “One of my goals each week was to hand out as many business cards as I could, and we strategically tried to cover as much as possible each and every week. That meant being everywhere at any time. It was a lot of work back then, but after a while, people started recognizing me. The people of East County always were warm and receptive to us, and I was amazed at the kind of access we were given into people’s lives. Also, the demographic is perfect for a hyper-local publication.” I remember in my early years with the paper, I kept bumping into a wonderful local mom, Paddi Juliano. She was pregnant with her first child; now, she has two children, and I have seen them grow up over the years, as I’ve covered church festivals, school events and other com-

HISTORY OF A BROKEN EGG • Jim and Melissa Palermo founded the Broken Egg on Siesta Key in 1985. They sold the business to Mark Solo in 1990. • Bob Kirscher and Dr. Joe Gaeta bought the Siesta Key location in 1997, and opened the Lakewood Ranch location in 2006. • Kirscher credits the Palermos, who have since opened the Oasis Café on South Osprey Avenue, with the culinary expertise of making the menu and creating the breakfast-and-brunch idea.

Ottinger also said he will work to retain the relationship with Vitale, the Lakewood Ranch resident and Hall of Fame basketball coach and sportscaster who spends his mornings at the restaurant, at his own outside table — where he orders an omelet and a fruit plate. Vitale plugs the restaurant on Twitter and even during broadcasts. Vitale has done ESPN commentaries from the Broken Egg. In return for the publicity, the restaurant sells Vitale-related merchandise — from bobbleheads to T-shirts to books — to benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research. “I have not met the new owners, but I hope they continue to do the things that have been done,” Vitale said. “I have to sit and analyze what’s going to happen after meeting the new people. It’s too early for me to pass judgment on them. It’s a beauti-

ful sight where it is. Sitting outside in the Florida sunshine, it doesn’t get better, man. It doesn’t get better than this.” On a visit to the restaurant Nov. 11, things appeared to be status quo. Books, balls and mugs occupy Vitale’s table. Rafael Monedero, the manager of the Broken Egg in Lakewood Ranch, is there, and he will continue to be, along with the rest of Kirscher’s roughly 30-person staff at the restaurant. Ottinger said Kirscher’s staff had been aware of a pending sale for months and, in meetings with them, he promised he would retain them if they chose. At the Lakewood Ranch Broken Egg, which Kirscher and Gaeta opened during the economic downturn, business did not im-

munity activities. The folks at her office joke with her about how many times she’s been in the paper over the years. But, truthfully, each time I see Paddi and her family, I’m reminded of why I love my job so much and why I love working for a community newspaper. We get to celebrate your milestones with you. You paste photos we take into scrapbooks to share with future generations. You take us along on your adventures, for our “It’s Read Everywhere” contests. You give us purpose. And it never stops bringing joy to my heart. Mike and I agree our favorite part of our community truly is the people. We have a unique mix of young families and retirees, all with special talents and stories to tell. I’ve been privileged to be a part of the East County Observer’s team since 2005, and I, like Mike, have been amazed at how you, our readers, have embraced us over the years and allowed us to be part of your lives. It’s a task we don’t take lightly, and it’s one we hope to continue — doing it better and better from week to week. The last 15 years of East County’s history have been amazing — with high highs and low lows — but the East County has proved to be strong, resilient and optimistic. Yes, this past decade and a half has been incredible, but I can’t wait to see what happens next. mediately take off. “It took a long time to get it to a level that it’s at now,” Kirscher said. “At first, everything that could go wrong did go wrong. We’re not centrally located on Main Street (Lakewood Ranch) and people would call and say, ‘Where are you at? How do we get there?’” Through his 46-year career in the hospitality industry, which began when he was 17, when he took what he thought would be a just a summer job as a cook at Howard Johnson Restaurant Co., Kirscher learned how to be a good manager — and how the sustainability of a business depends on good community relations. The Broken Egg soon partnered with the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue and more, and Vitale’s presence began to loom larger. Kirscher and Gaeta considered expanding Broken Egg on their own, but they didn’t have the money — or the time. “You need some younger folks to do that (expand),” Kirscher said. So Kirscher ceded to a major corporation — and embraced an extended vacation spent “chasing deer” in Minnesota — for now. “I got up the other morning and thought, ‘Gosh, did I do the right thing?’” Kirscher said. “I miss my staff incredibly. I am not one to sit around. What do I do now? I have to do something. It’s been a great life for me.” Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@ yourobserver.com.

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A LOOK BACK

SNAPSHOTS IN TIME

PUBLISHED MAY 10, 2001. Former Observer columnist Anne Armour gives a special birthday shout out to Linda Regan, pictured with her husband, Pete.

PUBLISHED APRIL 3, 2003. Professor Don Maynard prepares to tell members of the local farm community about his individualsized melons during the 45th Biennial Vegetable Field Day, held April 10, 2003.

Perhaps the first “big idea” for the East County came from Mary Fran Carroll, the first president and CEO of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch. The Uihlein family, which owned thousands of acres east of I-75 between State Road 64 to the north and roughly Fruitville Road to the south, tasked Carroll with making its 30,000-acre agricultural operation profitable when it hired her in 1985. With the expansion of Interstate 75, however, Carroll also developed a vision for what today is Lakewood Ranch. SMR earned its first residential development approvals in 1990, but realized an economic slowdown was coming and decided to use the time to explore other master-planned developments. In 1995, SMR offered its first homes for sale in Lakewood Ranch. Now, the community has more than 18,000 residents. Other big ideas have emerged over the years, as well. A businessman named Sal Diaz Verson, owner of DVA arena, announced plans to build an ice hockey arena in Lakewood Ranch, just north of State Road 70 and east of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, in about 2002. Diaz Verson fell ill in 2005, and his company fell into financial trouble in 2006, leaving a partially

to Interstate 75 in the Manatee/Sarasota area are completed.

2000 Manatee County approves plans for communities such as Heritage Harbour, Lakeridge Falls and Twin Rivers.

2000 Construction begins on

Creekwood Crossing on State Road 70.

2000 County completes land purchases for the extension of Lockwood Ridge Road.

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Lasting

Mixon’s sells 21 varieties of citrus.

Legacy

A Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club resident took a new spin on his name Oct. 31, when he sported familiar attire to work at Easter Seals in Sarasota and to his weekly Club Lakewood Ranch Rotary meeting. Waldo — or Ladd Waldo, specifically — came dressed in red “Where’s Waldo” stripes and black-framed glasses.

In the best of times, in 1992, Mixon’s sold 250,000 packages of citrus gift boxes; Now, it sells 30,000 per year.

Members of the Lakewood Ranch-Sarasota ELKS organization took a swing for group charity Oct. 26, as the at hosted a golf tournament River Club. More than 100 golfers turned out for the event, which raised more than $5,000 for local chari-

Clockwise from top: the grove until Willie Mixon worked in in 1967. two days before he died home was Willie and Rosa Mixon’s 26th Avenue located on the corner of the store now and 27th Street, where

d struggles Mixon’s Fruit Farms endure gy — — and a change in strate n. to make it to its 75th seaso

had become sluggish. a piece of economy just assumed EAST COUNTY — In 2006, And the couple had Dean and Janet which Dean’s paper held the fate of the family business, s, Willie and Rosa, started Mixon’s family legacy. Mixon’s Fruit grandparent Disease threatened Bill, needSEE MIXON / PAGE 8A Farm’s crops. Dean’s father, wife. The ailing ed time to care for his

ties. For more information about the ELKS, call 727-2855.

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At its prime, in the height of the season in December, Mixon had more than 120 employees. Now, it has about 65 employees during peak season.

is located. Rick Permuy, Dean and Bill Mixon and orange smiles. Janet Mixon’s son, have

+ ELKS raise $5,000 for charity

2001 Construction begins on Heritage 2002 Lakewood Ranch’s Greenbrook

Miss Manatee Softball players head to state championships.

+ Where’s Waldo? In Lakewood Ranch

Two years ago, when the Pittsburgh Pirates were training at McKechnie Field, the team went through 12 gallons of orange juice per week. The average price of shipping a bushel of oranges to New York when Mixon began its mail order business was $3.95. The average price of shipping bushel of oranges to New York today is $85.

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2004 Developers break

Longtime board member Susannah Cripe takes the helm at nonprofit Foundation for Dreams.

ground on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. The Sarasota Film Society announces it would build a movie theater there.

SusanEAST COUNTY — from old nah Cripe has gone to new. at EasCripe, who worked n that ter Seals, an organizatio disassists individuals with for abilities and their families, started more than 16 years, Nov. 4 as the new executive for director for Foundation Dreams. is a Foundation for Dreams providnonprofit dedicated to for ing a safe camp experience or needs children with special chronic/terminal illnesses. said “It was a natural fit,” on Cripe, who has served for the board of directors for Dreams for Foundation director) 12 years. “(Former job. Jodi (Frankie) did a great great There’s a great staff here, step nice a was It caregivers. into this role.” When Frankie announced moving to the board she was closer to to Mississippi to be realized family, Cripe quickly would the role was one she her first love to assume. Since more time camping there camp than a decade ago, the grown and its mission had Plus, even closer to her heart. she relishes any opportunity to be outdoors. move “I would probably under here if I could,” she says out a her breath, before letting light chuckle. for a Plus, she was ready

2004 Lakewood Ranch Medical Center opens. 2004 Nolan Middle School opens.

new challenge. on “I feel like I hit my max at Easthe program (I oversee who ter Seals),” said Cripe, 13 years has spent the last Easter as project director for ChilSeal’s Project Rainbow

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2004 LECOM Bradenton opens.

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2005 Developers break ground on Lakewood Ranch’s hockey arena.

In 1998, Jonathan Bruce served as the East County’s Manatee County commissioner, in the seat now occupied by District 5 Commissioner Vanessa Baugh. Other commissioners at the time included Amy Stein, Joe McClash, Lari Ann Harris, Stan Stephens, Pat Glass and Gwendolyn Brown.

2005 Braden River High and Willis Elementary schools open.

2006 Lakewood Ranch Main Street opens.

2006 Super Target

2003: On April 14, members of the Manatee County School Board break ground on high school AAA, now Braden River High School, at State Road 70 and Caruso Road.

PUBLISHED FEB. 17, 2005. Stacey Bispham, right, Jim Donato, middle, and John Brinkerhoff, back, members of Cornerstone Church of Lakewood Ranch’s medical team, treat a young girl in south India. More than a dozen church members traveled to the tsunami-affected area to offer relief and funds to rebuild permanent homes.

ABOUT THE OLD OAK TREE Longtime Observer Media Group staff member Bob Lewis picked out the oak in the East County Observer’s first masthead. “That was my contribution,” he said.

Board of County Commissioners voted to take the original 3.86-acre parcel by eminent domain in June 2009. Plans for the Fort Hamer Bridge also have been controversial and a long time coming. Discussions and plans for the project began more than 12 years ago. Approvals needed from the U.S. Coast Guard held up the project multiple times,

2007 Developers break ground on Creekwood East.

2007 Gullett Elementary School opens.

2007 Lakewood Walk opens. 2008 Developer Pat Neal breaks ground for Central Park in Lakewood Ranch.

2008 Construction begins at River

as did objections from nearby residents, who thought an alternative location may better serve residents. This year, however, the Coast Guard announced a bridge connecting Upper Manatee River Road to Fort Hamer Road to the north would be the best north-south alternative over the river, east of I-75. The project has been in the county’s plans since 1968.

Club Park of Commerce site.

2008 Discussions for the incorpora-

2006: In May, the Sarasota Film Society works to complete the Lakewood Ranch Cinemas. The new six-screen theater opened in December.

TO BE, OR NOT TO BE… THAT, IS THE QUESTION Heated discussions of whether Lakewood Ranch should become its own city seriously began in mid-2009, after members of the Lakewood Ranch Civic Action Forum presented their vision for Lakewood Ranch’s governing body and a draft of a city charter during a forum June 15. At that time, they were still awaiting the results of a feasibility study, which later — around January 2010 — deemed incorporation was financially feasible for the area.

opens as the first large retailer in Benderson Development’s University Town Center.

2007 San Marco Plaza opens.

OVER-THE-RIVER ROADWAYS: TARA BRIDGE; FORT HAMER BRIDGE East County residents long debated the fate of the Tara Bridge, planned to connect Tara Boulevard to Honore Avenue. The project has been in the county’s plans for decades, but, simply put, officials removed it from plans, placed it back on the plans and took the last bit of property for it by eminent domain June 19, 2012. The Manatee County

elementary schools open.

east on University Parkway from Interstate 75.

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2003 Freedom and McNeal

1998: This aerial photo shows Schroeder-Manatee Ranch’s property heading

Then and Now: Music Festival, a two-day music festival, at Premier. The event will feature national and local talent, including Jeff Cook, founder of the country music group Alabama, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Marty Balin, classic-rock artist Rick Derringer and the Billy Rice Band, among others. SMR officials say if the event is successful, it could be a stepping stone for creating a more permanent entertainment venue in Lakewood Ranch.

High School opens.

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Next, SMR announced in August 2010 that plans for Premier Sports Campus were a “go.” In less than three years, the facility, located adjacent to the Lakewood Ranch Post Office, has become home to multiple youth leagues and has hosted soccer and lacrosse tournaments, including the Nike Cup Labor Day Showcase soccer tournament, which drew 20,000 people to the area. In March 2014, SMR plans to host the Winterfest

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built arena standing (right) until the property was foreclosed on. SMR demolished the structure, located off what is now Rangeland Parkway, in October 2009. The property is still zoned to be an “entertainment” hub, but no specific plans for the property have yet been announced. In January 2009, officials from State College of Florida, SMR and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice announced a partnership meant to drive the local economy (above). The trio announced a vision to create a 72,000-squarefoot facility to be known as DEAL, or the Design & Economic Acceleration Lab. The $18 million project would have been part of SCF, and was designed to be one-ofa-kind economic initiative meant to bolster the local economy and make it easier to do business in the area. The project, however, never came to fruition.

HISTORY OF GROWTH 1999 Improvements

At the prodding of an employee, Observer Media Group CEO Matt Walsh drove to East County to see what was happening away from Sarasota’s sunny beaches. That was more than a decade ago. In fact, this month the East County Observer celebrates 15 years of reporting on the East County. Join us as we reflect on 15 years of our history.

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The idea, however, did not gain enough momentum to become reality. Friends of Lakewood Ranch, a group that questioned the results of the feasibility study and objected to incorporation at that time, led efforts to derail a public vote on the issue, while members of the Civic Action Forum worked to educate the public about their findings. The East County Observer hosted a debate on the issue May 9, 2011, and ran a series of stories to help educate readers

about both the pros and cons of incorporation. Ultimately, the idea failed in a straw poll, with 56% of respondents voting against incorporation. The results put an end to the debate, at least for a time. “It is clear that the majority of voters participating in the straw poll believe that the time is not right for incorporation,” Lakewood Ranch Civic Action Forum Incorporation Study Group member Keith Davey said. “While we are disap-

tion of Lakewood Ranch lead to the beginning of a feasibility study by Florida economist Hank Fishkind. The study will determine whether Lakewood Ranch could thrive as its own city.

2009 County denies cell tower in River Club.

2010 Central Park pointed in the results of the poll, we are at the same time proud that we were able to get a very important discussion started, which engaged thousands of residents in the process. As promised, we are putting our efforts ‘on the shelf’ at this time.” Although there’s no talk of incorporation emerging yet, Lakewood Ranch Town Hall Executive Director Eva Rey says the topic is hot with individuals

attending Town Hall’s new resident orientation meetings. “As a part of our monthly resident orientation sessions, we display the overall Lakewood Ranch map and discuss the relationship between Phase I, which is under the jurisdiction of Town Hall, and the Stewardship District,” Rey said. “The questions that inevitably follow relate to what will happen to unify the entire community in the future.”

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2011 Premier Sports Campus opens. 2011 Straw vote to proceed with incorporation fails.

2012 Fairfield and Esplanade communities open.

2012 Construction begins on Mall at University Town Center. 2013 Manatee Technical Institute opens S.R. 70 campus.


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When it opened in 2005, the church held its services at Living Lord Lutheran Church. In 2006, church members worshipped at State College of Florida’s Lakewood Ranch campus. The congregation, which has grown from 35 people on Sundays when the church first started to 250 today, will continue to worship in the Realtors’ building until Dec. 1. “I love watching a church’s DNA develop and become a part of people,” Deibert said. “It’s rewarding to be able to dream what a church can be and say, ‘Let’s try to live it out.’ We have a home now.” The church’s new home, peaceful with hawks and ibis sauntering in the green space outside the building, previously housed the Aurora Ministries, which provides audio Bibles to blind people. It has classrooms and a small chapel that will allow Peace’s church-goers to participate in services there until the sanctuary is ready. The chapel can hold about 100 people. To start, Peace will have two services 8:30 and 11 a.m., Sundays, but it might add a third service. The pinkish building is plain, although Deibert says it will soon be renovated. The green space behind it has a pond with a fountain. “You look at it, and it’s beautiful and you feel a sense of belonging,” Sherry Robinson said. Deibert expects design and permitting for the sanctuary to begin in 2015. Deibert, who moved in summer 2005 to Lakewood Ranch from North Carolina to start a Presbyterian church, envisions a pavilion outside the sanctuary, and she hopes to host a soccer camp on the grounds. The space will also play host to the church’s popular Peace in the Park event, formerly held at Summerfield Park, at which children in kindergarten through fifth grade learn about peacemaking. Deibert has been making peace for years. In the 1990s, she started a Presbyterian

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The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners approved an expansion of Eagle Trace, a subdivision under construction in East County, at its landuse meeting Nov. 7. The new plan, which Neal Communities, the project’s developer, dubs “phase three,” calls for a rezone of 43.53 acres on the south side of State Road 64 and west of Pope Road from general agriculture to planned development residential.

church in Montgomery, Ala., where she developed a multi-racial congregation. “I like going into a community and being an alternative,” Deibert said. She says Presbyterianism, a denomination of Christianity that originated in Scotland, is especially known to be open to all religions. She counts Hindus, Protestants, Methodists and Jews among the people who participate in events and activities Peace Presbyterian holds. “We’re a diverse group of people with lots of different perspectives,” she said. Deibert said she always knew it would take this long to find permanency, but she couldn’t have anticipated the twists and turns. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), on behalf of Peace, still owns five acres on Lorraine Road, an old orange grove it bought from Lakewood Ranch developer Schroeder-Manatee Ranch for $450,000. It had expected to build a church there. The contract with SMR says if Peace were to sell the property, it must sell it to another church. The church plans to list it within a month. Deibert said the vacant land never felt like home. “The community can know we are here to stay,” Deibert said of the new location. “We are not a fly-by-night church that is gone tomorrow.” Contact Josh Siegel at jsiegel@yourobserver.com.

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NOV. 5 ARTISTIC EXPRESSION 8:24 a.m. — 8100 block of Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Criminal Mischief. An assistant property manager reported someone had written “skom” and painted arrows on mailboxes. The damage to the mailboxes was estimated at $600.

NOV. 9 REPOSSESSED 8:20 a.m. — 43rd Street Boulevard E./ Fourth Avenue E. Property Found. A man was walking with his wife when they found a wallet at a school bus stop. The couple also found a hairbrush, mascara and a phone charger. A deputy returned the items to their owner.

GET CRACKING 10:22 a.m. — 200 block of Tidal Lane. Information Only. A man reported someone threw eggs at his vehicle. The man said his upstairs neighbor may have thrown the eggs.

RIFLE RECLAIM 11:57 a.m. — Tallevast Road/U.S. Highway 301. Found Property. A Florida Highway Patrol officer retrieved a rifle from a vehicle that had just been in an accident. The driver was transported to the hospital, and the FHP officer requested the Sheriff’s Office hold onto the rifle for safekeeping. The rifle was unloaded. The Sheriff’s Office informed the driver how to claim his rifle back.

CORNER NOV. 9 OPEN-AND-SHUT CASE 5:42 p.m. — 5700 block of Timberlake Drive. Suspicious Incidents. A deputy responded to a possible burglary attempt. A homeowner was checking the status of his landscaping, which a yard crew has just completed, when he noticed the screen to his bedroom was partially opened. Next to the screen, the homeowner found a tool covered in rust. The homeowner does not believe his yard crew attempted to burglarize his home. He has retained the yard crew for seven years. There was no damage to the home, and deputies determined no one had broken into the residence.

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Festa Italia! — runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Center Park, 12150 Forest Park Circle, Lakewood Ranch. Family-friendly event hosted by Lakewood Ranch Community Activities celebrates all things Italy. Enjoy live music, craft vendors, traditional food, a dog-costume contest and more. For more information, visit wlrcac.com.

Mixon Fruit Farms Health & Business Fair — runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton. Come out for health screenings and business ideas. For more information, visit mixon.com. Gallery Opening Reception for Artist Vladislav Yeliseyev — starts at 5 p.m. at The Out-of-Door Academy’s Lakewood Ranch Visual and Performing Arts Center, 5950 Deer Drive, Lakewood Ranch. The show will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 to Nov. 25. Karaoke with J&J Music Machine — runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Linger Lodge restaurant, 7205 85th St. Court E., Bradenton. ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ — starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Lakewood Ranch High School auditorium, 5500 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Additional shows will be held at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, and 2 p.m. Sunday Nov. 17. The LRHS Mustang Players will perform an under-the-sea play. Tickets cost $5. Soulrcoaster — plays at 9 p.m. at the Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, visit pologrillandbar.com.

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DON’T MISS The Meadows Fall Craft Sale — runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Meadows Community Center, 2004 Longmeadow, Sarasota. The Meadows Community Association Craft Group invites patrons to the free event, featuring handcrafted items. Candy-wrapper purses, hand-painted glassware and other items will be for sale at the event. For more information, call 377-2300, or email mca@ meadowsca. com.

Chorus of the Keys — starts at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. The all-male choir will sing a variety of tunes, including some holiday favorites. For more information, call 747-4406. The Delta Tones — play from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Linger Lodge restaurant, 7205 85th St. Court E., Bradenton.

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Steve Sipes — plays at 7 p.m. at the Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. For more information, visit pologrillandbar.com. Wendy and the Boys — play from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Linger Lodge restaurant, 7205 85th St. Court E., Bradenton. Great Teddy Bear Run — leaves at 11:30 a.m. from the Shoppes at University Town

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Manatee Historical Society Meeting — starts at 12:30 p.m. at Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. The Manatee County Historical Society will meet for a luncheon and a discussion on eastern preserves and land acquisition. Cost is $15. For more information, call 748-5788. Financial Advising — runs from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Braden River Branch Library, 4915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton. A financial adviser with Edward Jones will offer an introductory course on mutual investments. The course is free and open to the public. For more information, call 727-6079.

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The Lakewood Ranch High boys swim team scored 280 points to win the Class 3A-Region 3 championship Nov. 9.

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Lakewood Ranch swimmer Madison Jean finished in 55.87 seconds to win the 100-yard butterfly at the Class 3A-Region 3 championship Nov. 9.

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The Lakewood Ranch High girls basketball team defeated St. Pete Lakewood 55-41 in preseason action Nov. 8.

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Jacob Huesman threw three touchdowns to lead the Braden River High football team to a 27-12 victory over DeSoto in its season finale Nov. 8.

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GOING OUT INSTYLE After 28 seasons at the helm, Lakewood Ranch High boys golf coach Dave Frantz retired from coaching Nov. 6. He left on top, with the team winning its third-consecutive state title. LAKEWOOD RANCH — Winning never gets old. It’s the countless hours spent scheduling tournaments, organizing practice rounds and traveling back and forth across the state, not to mention spending four months out of the year away from your family, that starts to take its toll over time. After spending 28 seasons coaching high school golf, exhaustion finally began to set in for Lakewood Ranch High boys golf coach Dave Frantz. Prior to the start of the season, Frantz decided this would be his final season as a high school golf coach. The decision to walk away from his role wasn’t one Frantz took lightly, but, it’s one with which he’s becoming more content. Frantz coached Lakewood for the final time in the Class 3A state tournament Nov. 5 and Nov. 6, at Howey-in-the-Hills, where the Mustangs shot a combined 593 to win their thirdconsecutive state championship. “It’s really nice to go out on top, and there isn’t anything really left for me to do,” Frantz says. “So, that played a part in my decision. But the major thing is that while the desire is still there, I’m tired. There’s a lot of stuff that goes into it.”

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Frantz began coaching at Southeast High in 1986. He spent 13 years coaching the Seminoles before moving to Lakewood in 1999. In 14 years with the Mustangs, Frantz accumulated a 697-95 record. During that time, Frantz coached Lakewood to 10 Manatee County championships, seven district championships, five regional championships and three state championships, among numerous other tournament titles. Over the past three years, Frantz scheduled the toughest competition he could find across the state in hopes of making his players better. “When you’re constantly

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The Lakewood Ranch High boys golf team captured its third-straight state championship Nov. 6.

Below: Coach Dave Frantz was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame earlier this year. it is special for me,” Frantz says. “Danny and Ramsey are special just in the sense of how much time we’ve spent dreaming about how far we can go and imagining the tournaments we were going to play in. The thing I’m probably going to miss the most is those special relationships.” With their third-straight state title secured, the players celebrated with sparkling grape juice before diving into the pool. The players then shaved Frantz’s head — the result of a bet — and ate dinner at Outback Steakhouse.

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beating teams that aren’t competitive, you don’t really don’t get an idea of where you stand and the confidence of beating quality teams,” Frantz says. “Mrs. (Linda) Nesselhauf (Lakewood Ranch High principal) always has been encouraging (of that fact).” In the week leading up to the state championship, Frantz enjoyed spending time with his players both on and off the course. “It’s all about the players and being a part of their lives,” Frantz says. “It’s all about the relationships. I hope all of my players feel like they can pursue a relationship with me for the rest of their lives. That’s what it’s been all about.” After the first day of competition, the Mustangs held a seven-shot lead and appeared, barring an unforeseen circumstance, to be on their way to defending their state championship. “I ran through all sorts of feelings,” Frantz says. “You never know if there’s going to be that surprise team that jumps out and destroys what you’ve planned on celebrating all year long.”

Frantz had been hoping for a 10-shot lead at the end of the first day, but after watching all of his players birdie to get back to even par on the second day of competition, a sense of relief washed over him. At that point, he called his wife, Melissa, and 14-yearold son, Noah, and told them they had the tournament won, and it was safe to come out to the course. “It gave me a sense of security in knowing that they were there,” he says. “They only come when I think we are going to win. It kind of calms me down a little bit. It’s the feeling of home. “I thought it was really cool that my wife was with me for this last one,” Frantz says. “It really put it all into perspective and to see the pride and love on her face is something I’ll never forget. Without her support, I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this.” As each of his players walked off the course, Frantz shared the good news. It was particularly emotional for Frantz seeing seniors Danny Walker and Ramsey Touchberry and ju-

BY THE NUMBERS 697 — The number of wins Frantz has in 14 years at Lakewood Ranch 28 — The combined number of seasons Frantz was the head golf coach at Southeast and Lakewood Ranch 8 — The number of times Frantz’s teams made it to the state tournament 3 — The number of state championships Lakewood Ranch has won 10 — The number of Lakewood Ranch golfers who have received college scholarships 0 — The number of matches Lakewood Ranch lost in 2011 nior Luke Miller, who won’t be playing high school golf next year, walk off the course for the final time in their high school careers. “Every time a senior comes off for the final time,

Sitting in his classroom two days after his third state championship, Frantz is completely at ease for the first time in 27 years. Surrounded by championship trophies, team pictures and other mementos from his storied coaching career, Frantz can finally sit back and relax. Well, at least for a minute. After all, there are still state championship rings and trophies to order and an end-of-the-year banquet to plan. But Frantz wouldn’t have scripted it any other way. “I keep telling myself, ‘You can relax now,’” Frantz says. “There’s still quite a bit to do, but it is nice to be able to just sit around and grade papers.” Over the past 14 years, Frantz has helped build a tradition of excellence at Lakewood — one he hopes his successor will continue. Now with his head coaching days behind him, Frantz plans to spend time with his family. He still has five years of teaching left before he retires, at which point he hopes to be fully entrenched in a junior golf academy, maybe his own. But, don’t be surprised if you run into Frantz on one of the local courses in the near future. “I plan on playing a lot of golf,” Frantz says. “I haven’t played 18 holes of golf since September, so I’m looking forward to that.”


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Cardinal Mooney running back Demardre Patterson carried the ball 28 times for 192 yards and a touchdown in the Cougars’ Nov. 8 loss to Booker.

University of Florida freshman Kourtney Keegan teamed up with Brianna Morgan to win the women’s doubles title at the 2013 Dick Vitale LWR Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic Nov. 8 through Nov. 10, at the Lakewood Ranch Tennis Center. Right: Coleen Campbell serves the ball during Lakewood Ranch’s Class 7A-Region 3 semifinal match Nov. 5.

The Lakewood Ranch High volleyball team celebrates following its 3-1 victory over Sarasota in the Class 7A-Region 3 semifinals.

Florida’s Brianna Morgan won the women’s doubles title and finished second in women’s singles.

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+ Mustangs win third straight state crown The Lakewood Ranch High boys golf team shot a combined 593 to win the Class 3A state tournament Nov. 5 and Nov. 6, in Howey-in-theHills. It was the Mustangs’ thirdconsecutive state championship. Lakewood finished 15 shots ahead of second-place Newsome (608). Ramsey Touchberry shot 142 to lead the way for Lakewood. Danny Walker shot 146, followed by Luke Miller (149), Kelly Sun (157) and Charlie Sun (162). Touchberry finished second overall. Walker finished tied for sixth, and Miller was ninth.

+ Braden River opens preseason with wins The Braden River High girls basketball team went 2-0 at the Preseason Classic Nov. 4 and Nov. 5, at Booker High. The Lady Pirates defeated Manatee 53-36 and Cardinal Mooney 56-38. Madison Jaco finished with 31 points and 21 rebounds over the two-game span. Kelly Logan had 17

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The Braden River Havoc 8U team won its first tournament Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, at Buffalo Creek Little League. After battling in pool play, the Havoc, who are in the middle of their inaugural season, advanced to single elimipoints and nine rebounds. Rhiannon Jacobson had 12 points. Nesreen Ghnaim added 18 points and 16 rebounds. Charity Landrum had 11 points.

nation, where they won three straight games, including decisions over the Lakewood Ranch Marauders in the semifinals and the River Dawgs in the championship game. “Our boys played hard all weekend long and really earned this championship,” team manager Dave Bender says. “Each and every player on the team contributed. … And all of the hard work they

+ Lakewood upsets Port Charlotte The Lakewood Ranch High football team closed out its season with a 14-13 victory

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+ LWR PAL Raiders win Super Bowl The Lakewood Ranch PAL Varsity Raiders defeated the top-seeded Broncos 12-6 to win the Super Bowl Nov. 9. The Raiders finished the season having outscored their opponents 208-38.

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The place the Lakewood Ranch High boys crosscountry team finished at the Class 3A cross-country finals Nov. 9, in Tallahassee.

The Out-of-Door Academy volleyball team saw its season come to an end with a 3-0 loss to Clearwater Central Catholic in the Class 3A-Region 3 semifinals Nov. 5. Cameron Graham finished with 24 perfect passes and 11 digs. Natalie Buffett had six kills and two aces. Lauren Maxey added three kills. Taylor Albano had three aces and two kills.

The place Casagrande finished at the Class 1A Cross-Country Finals Nov. 9, in Tallahassee.

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BRADEN RIVER — Ryan Walker is treading in uncharted waters. After becoming Braden River High’s first multiple event district champion two weeks ago, the sophomore swimmer traveled Nov. 9 for the first time to the Class 3A-Region 3 meet, where he was the top seed in the 50yard freestyle. Walker lived up to expectations in his regional debut, winning the event in 22.13 seconds. In addition to winning the regional title, the 15-year-old also bettered his previous best time of 22.20 seconds. As the regional champion, Walker advances to the Class 3A Swimming and Diving Championships Nov. 15, in Stuart. “It feels good,” Walker says. “Last year when I started swimming, I didn’t make it to regionals. So, it’s good to see that my hard work is paying off.” Walker began swimming last season for something fun to do in addition to playing football. Walker swam for Manatee High last fall before transferring to Braden River this year. After last season, Walker decided to concentrate solely on swimming in the hopes of receiving a college scholarship. Walker joined the Lakewood Ranch Wave Runners swim team following his freshman season. Walker averaged between 8,000 and 9,000 yards in the pool this season between Braden River and Wave Runners practices — something to which he credits his improvement. “This year, I really stepped up my training and worked a lot harder,” Walker says.

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In his first season swimming with Braden River, sophomore Ryan Walker has won two district titles and a regional title.

Walker also has learned about competing at a high level from Braden River coach Tripp Schwenk, who won a gold medal in the 4x100 relay and a silver medal in the 200 backstroke at the 1996 Summer Olympics. “He’s basically done it all,” Walker says. “It’s nice to be around someone who has achieved basically everything in the sport. He’s taught me new stuff that I didn’t know before and gets on me for the little technical things.” Walker made school history, winning both the 50 and 100 freestyle at the Class 3A-District 8 meet Nov. 2. Now, Walker hopes to add a state championship to his list of accolades while dropping his time into the 21-second range. “It’s awesome to see in a year’s time that my training has paid off,” Walker says. Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@yourobserver.com.

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and reached the Final Four for the first time in school history last season. “It’s incredibly hard to get to state, and now we understand that a little bit more,” Hankins says. “They have gotten district championships and regional championships. They have really built a legacy. “It’s been interesting because I’ve been here four years with them,” Hankins says. “It’s a special year and a special team because of that.” Falahee finished with 11 kills and seven digs in her final match. Milbourn added 25 assists. Junior Nicole Grant powered the Mustangs with 12 kills and a block. Freshman Ande McDonald recorded 15 digs. Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@yourobserver.com.

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All God’s Children Preschool at Living Lord Lutheran Church encouraged children ages 3 to 5 to bring their tricycles and parents for a morning ride Friday, Nov. 8, for the church’s trikea-thon fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The groups lapped the parking lot on scooters, on bicycles and on foot. The most popular method of transportation, however, was the tricycle. Parents watched as their little ones raced around and competed to see who could pedal the longest. Left: Four-year-old Addy Hartley shows off with no training wheels.

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Bob and Carol Hoffman have been residents of Waterlefe for 10 years.

The Waterlefe Golf & River Club held its first Veterans Day Charity Golf Invitational and Dinner Gala Saturday, Nov. 9. The event, hosted by the Waterlefe Women’s Golf Association, raised almost $20,000 for Manasota Operation Troop Support. Activities included golf in the morning and cocktails, dinner and a live auction at night.

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By Adam Hughes | Research Editor

Home in Waterlefe sell for $785,000 The following residential real estate transactions took place between Oct. 28 and Oct. 31. A home in Waterlefe tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Stanley and Ruth Brown, of Bradenton, sold their home at 11007 Big Bass Place to Sabrina Ross, of Bradenton, for $785,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,727 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1,110,700 in 2004.

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Llomell and Kristin Llorca sold their home at 16707 Fourth Ave. N.E. to Matthew and Sherri Effinger, of Bradenton, for $575,000. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,458 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $825,000 in 2007.

Greenbrook Village

Robert and Jacquelyne Hunter sold their home at 15106 Sundial Place to Joel and Paula Chrostowski, of Evans City, Pa., for $541,500. Built in 2006, it has four bedrooms, five baths, a pool and 3,622 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $772,500 in 2006.

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Stirling Equity Group LLC sold the home at 14423 Whitemoss Terrace to James Doyle Jr., of Fort Myers, for $501,700. Built in 2011, it has three bedrooms, two-and-

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This Waterlefe home, which has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool and 4,727 square feet of living area, sold for $785,000. a-half baths, a pool and 2,407 square feet of living area. Stirling Equity Group LLC sold the home at 14419 Whitemoss Terrace to Arthur and Ruby Curtis, of Bradenton, for $455,500. Built in 2011, it has three bedrooms, twoand-a-half baths, a pool and 2,202 square feet of living area.

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Kirk and Janice Marquard, of Lakewood Ranch, sold their home at 12835 Daisy Place to Scott and Laurie Elarton, trustees, of Limon, Colo., for $460,000. Built in 2006, it has five bedrooms, three baths and 3,872 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $292,000 in 2011. Andrew and Michelle Muniak, of Port Richey, sold their home at

235 Petrel Trail to Anthony Lysenko, of Bradenton, for $300,000. Built in 2007, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,741 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $405,000 in 2007.

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Kenneth and Jordan Dorsey, of Charlotte, N.C., sold their home at 7108 Presidio Glen to Willard Moore Jr., trustee, of Rockford, Ill., for $425,000. Built in 2005, it has two bedrooms, two-and-two-half baths, a pool and 2,741 square feet of living area. ACPA Land Investments LLC and LVI Land Investments LLC sold the home at 12154 Thornhill Court to Jennifer Savidge and

Kenneth Bartlett Jr., of Bradenton, for $350,000. Built in 2012, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 1,578 square feet of living area. Willard Moore Jr., trustee, of Rockford, Ill., sold the home at 7152 Presidio Glen to Roderick and Roxanne Leezer, of Rockford, Ill., for $312,500. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,582 square feet of living area. Bernardo and Eleanor Villajuan, of Queensbury, N.Y., sold their home at 6914 Woodmore Terrace to Udo Hentschel and Maria Zagorski, of South River, N.J., for $272,500. Built in 2000, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,748 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $240,000 in 2011.

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Donna and David Gillaspy, of Ruskin, sold their home at 1906 154th St. E. to Robert and Allison Taraska, of Bradenton, for $394,000. Built in 2007, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,755 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $370,000 in 2010.

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Jeffrey and Michele Langdon, of Redmond, Wash., sold their home at 4732 Compass Drive to Saul and Laura Fineman, of El Segundo, Calif., for $375,000. Built in 1999, it has three bedrooms, two-and-ahalf baths, a pool and 2,375 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $430,000 in 2003. Christine Davis, trustee, of

Palmetto, sold the home at 4412 Shark Drive to Gail Gutoski, of Bradenton, for $335,000. Built in 1999, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,684 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $330,000 in 2002.

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WCI Communities LLC sold the home at 1241 Tidewater Court to Sue Cheng and Gary Wei, of Bradenton, for $375,400. Built in 2013, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,316 square feet of living area.

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Jules Altenberg, trustee, and Elaine Altenberg, of Sarasota, sold the home at 5383 Creekside Trail to Cheryl Gallagher, of Sarasota, for $340,000. Built in 1999, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,297 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $375,900 in 2002.

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Robert Donath, of Bradenton, sold his home at 6105 Verna Bethany Road to Lori and Jeffrey Devine and Steven and Carol Devine, of Myakka City, for $300,000. Built in 1996, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,310 square feet of living area.

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Enid Lamos, of Sarasota, sold the home at 5108 Estates Circle to

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These are the largest East County building permits issued by Manatee County for the week of Oct. 28 through Nov. 1, in order of dollar amounts. Address

Permit

Applicant

4843 77th St. E. 6516 Grand Point Ave. 8754 Stone Harbour Loop 8214 Haven Harbour Way 4720 Woodbrook Drive 5032 Brickell Park Cove 635 Misty Pond Court 4634 Woodbrook Drive 6528 Virginia Crossing 6413 Stone River Road 4012 Murfield Drive E. 10303 Palmbrooke Terrace 5544 Simonton St. 3107 45th St. E. 4903 80th Ave. Circle E. 5008 72nd St. E. 6003 32nd Ave. E. 7692 Silverwood Court 4740 Silvermoss Drive 6605 279th St. E.

Repairs Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Pool Alterations Re-roof Re-roof Re-roof Alterations Garage Re-roof Re-roof Pool Cage Pool Cage Pool Cage Re-roof

Lynn Kenney William Wachter Richard Betti Roger Gordon Gary Frandsen Frank Pugliesi Carol Vasile Mezan Khan Deborah Van Brunt Karen McGowan Anne Gentle Chris Aseltine Aaron Apostolico James Pierce Jr. Maria Keller Jerry Acton Elmer Rimer Jr. Neil Frieland Robert Goodwin Terry Turner

Amount $177,000 $52,000 $50,065 $37,560 $36,357 $36,134 $30,900 $29,704 $29,000 $23,980 $17,500 $15,097 $15,000 $13,802 $13,775 $11,190 $10,500 $10,267 $8,790 $8,100

6118 Riverview Blvd #M5824336 $2,950,000 Debbie Vogler

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-705-3328

Source: Manatee County

Scott and Debra Sanford sold their home at 152 41st Circle E. to Yusef Kabbani, of Bradenton, for $290,000. Built in 1997, it

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-447-9988

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3304 32nd St W #M5841270 $109,900 Kimberly Roehl

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-704-2394

6506 Blue Grosbeak Cir #M5841603 $2,200 Kendra Vogel

6280 Riverview Blvd #A3959260 $4,500,000 Pam Taylor

4540 Park Lake N Ter # 4540 #M5841301 $144,900 Karen Enis

207209 22nd St E #A3986803 $84,900 Theresa Meyers

Bohdan and Constance Bulawka, of Jessup, Md., sold their home at 6834 Wagon Wheel Circle to James and Faith Griffith, of Sarasota, for $279,500. Built in 1999, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,045 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $315,000 in 2008.

Lakewood Ranch 941-552-4200 941-773-4372

11851 Hollyhock Dr #M5840288 Laurie Rastovski

708 Riviera Dunes Way #M5838985 $1,050,000 Joe Foster

Palmetto 941-907-9595 941-812-7634

105 66th St # 11 #A3978703 $960,000 Kevin Carroll

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

12301 Baypointe Ter #M5839375 $825,000 Kathy Valente

Cortez 941-748-6300 941-685-6767

6816 7th Avenue Blvd NW #A3972345 $819,900 Adam Cuffaro

Bradenton 941-752-2682 941-812-0791

304 23Rd N St #A3985563 $775,000 Ann Debellevue

Holmes Beach/Bradenton Beach 941-951-6660 941-720-7614

4529 51St E St #A3980931 Kristen Srur

$725,000

Braden River 941-966-8000 941-350-0612

7650 Silverwood Ct #M5840848 $724,000 Deborah Angelo O’Mara

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

5624 Title Row Dr #M5838120 $695,000 Laura Tracy Clekis

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-915-4167

7616 257th St E #A3986963 $685,000 Chris Baylis

Myakka City 941-907-9595 941-735-4713

7909 Royal Queensland Way #A3982073 $629,000 Sherwin Taradash, PA

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

9375 Old Tampa Rd #A3987189 $595,000 Sandra Maslen

Parrish 941-907-9595 941-726-0035

522 Country Meadows Way #M5841421 $549,000 Jamie Van Vliet

Bradenton 941-907-9595 941-993-8996

Gates Creek

Michael Baker, of Bradenton, sold

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Bradenton 941-907-9595 941-224-0297

Bradenton 941-907-9595 941-780-5214

RE N TA L

6210 36th Ave W #M5841517 $149,900 Debbie Capobianco

Chaparral

2819 52nd Avenue Ter W #M5839863 $128,000 Jaymie Carter

1001 12th Ave W #M5840784 $64,000 Chris Yavalar

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-920-4573

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-565-0527

Lakewood Ranch $1,650 941-552-4200

3810 75Th W St # 107 #M5837898 Laurie Rastovski

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has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,673 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $161,900 in 1997.

RE N TA L

Harry and Melinda Feeney, of Port Murray, N.J., for $290,000. Built in 1978, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,953 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $320,000 in 2007. Louis Lieberman and Mary Cuadrado, of El Paso, Texas, sold their home at 8053 Estates Drive to Rafael Manzano, of Sarasota, for $232,800. Built in 1981, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,175 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $170,000 in 1998.


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TRANSACTIONS / PAGE 13B his home at 11402 Third Ave. E. to Betti O’Connell and Doris Waitsman, of Warminster, Pa., for $250,000. Built in 1998, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,024 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $126,200 in 1998. Donald and Margaret Pyne, of Winchester Center, Conn., sold their home at 11110 Third Ave. E. to Renee Dollwet, of Bradenton, for $205,000. Built in 1997, it has four bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,812 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $133,900 in 2011.

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Darren and Mary Hagerty, of Lake Worth, sold their home at 9207 59th Ave. Drive E. to John and Francesca Walters, of Bradenton, for $245,000. Built in 1984, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,161 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $229,000 in 2002. Jeffrey Goethe, personal representative, sold the home at 6209 99th St. E. to Frederick Cimini and Marilyn Cimini, trustees, of Bradenton, for $235,000. Built in 1989, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,690 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $120,000 in 1994.

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Virginia Hosler, trustee, sold the Unit 16B condominium at 5544 Country Club Way to Deborah Bergman, trustee, of Sarasota, for $222,500. Built in 1989, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,872 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $157,000 in 1990.

Fairfax

Georgia Hutchens, of Bradenton, sold her home at 4537 Pro Court E. to Joseph D’Autorio and Deborah Davino, of Bradenton, for $217,000. Built in 1994, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,202 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $240,000 in 2004. Brian and Constance Arledge, of Lakewood Ranch, sold their home at 4216 Dover Drive E. to Karl Roth and Patricia FoxRoth, of Bradenton, for $215,000. Built in 1993, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,538 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $110,200 in 1993.

River Springs

Federal National Mortgage Association sold the home at 1201 154th St. N.E. to Steven Pignataro, of Bradenton, for $215,400. Built in 1997, it has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,294 square feet of living area.

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William and Tamara Gould, of Bradenton, sold their home at 5022 Clubview Court E. to Everett Jakuboski and Ann McAdams, of Bradenton, for $209,000. Built in 1987, it has two bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,496 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $185,600 in 2007. YOUROBSERVER.COM // See a map of this week’s real-estate sales.

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has three bedrooms, two baths and 1,668 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $167,000 in 2009. Edward Geisler and Kathi Geisler, of North Chelmsford, Mass., sold their home at 6233 Foxglove Lane to Jeanette Van Pelt, of Bradenton, for $215,000. Built in 1998, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,644 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $251,000 in 2004.

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Record Temperatures High

Low

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66

91 (1959)

41 (1927)

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87

70

92 (1972)

40 (1976)

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83

67

90 (1987)

41 (1934)

Friday, Nov. 8

82

66

90 (1987)

44 (1934)

Saturday, Nov. 9

84

65

88 (1942)

35 (1976)

Sunday, Nov. 10

85

67

88 (1942)

42 (1996)

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85

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87 (1960)

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For For Rent Rent EARLY DEADLINE NOTICE Good Things To Eat Sale by Julie McClure SECTIONAL SOFA: ARMANI leather: 118”x93”, GARAGE SALE: Saturday, 8:30-2pm, FIRST FLOOR 2 bedroom condo unit in ADVERTISE YOUR YOUR MERCHANDISE MERCHANDISE SECTIONAL SOFA: ARMANI leather: 118”x93”, GARAGE SALE: Saturday, 8:30-2pm, FIRST FLOOR 2 bedroom condo unit in a a gated gated ADVERTISE 28,or2013 chamois color, color, like like new. new. $350 $350 o/b/o. o/b/o. Must Must sell, sell, 7205 7205 County County Road 675. Furniture, Furniture, household, community community built built in in 2002. 2002. Spectacular Spectacular water water view view of of withFor the the totalissue value of of November all items items $200 $200 less in in CLAIRE’S PRODUCE & PLANTS chamois Road 675. household, with the total value of all or less moving. Call Call 941-330-5249. 941-330-5249. clothes,Fresh misc.& Local: Honey, Eggs, Fruits, the 17th 17th island island hole hole of of the the Legacy Legacy Golf Golf Course Course at at this section section for for FREE! FREE! Limit Limit 1 1 ad ad per per month, month, moving. clothes, misc. the this THE OBSERVER OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED Lakewood Ranch Country Club. Each bedroom in15 words words or or less. less. Price Price must must be be included included next next to to Veggies, Herbs, Firewood, Lakewood Ranch Country Club. Each bedroom in15 RAVENWOOD COMMUNITY Sale, Saturday only, THANKSGIVING DAY NOVEMBER 28. RAVENWOOD COMMUNITY Sale, Saturday only, cludes two walk-in closets and its own full bath. MOVING SALE Garage/Moving/Estate Sales each item. item. No No commercial commercial advertising. Ferns andRoad,1 Blooming Baskets. two walk-in closets and its own full bath. Garage/Moving/Estate Sales each advertising. 8am-?. 8am-?. Off Off DeSoto DeSoto Road,1 Mile Mile East East of of Lockwood Lockwood cludes Saturday, Nov. 16 - 8a.m.-3p.m. Spacious kitchen kitchen with with breakfast breakfast nook. nook. Includes Includes Ad runs runs 2 2 consecutive consecutive weeks weeks in in 1 1 Observer. Observer. Christmas Trees and Or Holiday PlantsParkway Soon. to Spacious Ad MOVING SALE! SALE! Friday, Friday, 8a.m.-3p.m. 8a.m.-3p.m. and and Saturday, Saturday, Ridge, Ridge, entrance on left. left. University EARLY DEADLINE FOR CLASSIFIED ADS MOVING entrance on Or University Parkway to Sunday, Nov. 17 - 10a.m.-2p.m. washer/dryer. New New carpet. carpet. One One car car detached detached (No phone calls N. Desoto Lockwood Ridge Rd. on right. washer/dryer. (No phone calls please.) please.) 8a.m.-3p.m., 2532 2532 East East Milmar Milmar Dr. Dr. 34237. 34237. Longwood Longwood7275 Run to to Road, entrance IN THE EAST COUNTY OBSERVER 8a.m.-3p.m., Run Desoto Road, entrance on right. Elite Weiler Pools garage (Please your Open Tuesday - Friday 12-6 garage and and additional additional parking. parking. Lanai Lanai with with fabulous fabulous (Please provide provide your name name and and address) address) Furniture, clothing and WILL Furniture, household, household, and gardening gardening items items 15+ 15+ Families. Families. 640 Apexclothing Rd. in Sarasota view. Short walk to pool and clubhouse. No ad ON to: EmailBE Saturday 10-6 view. Short walk to pool and clubhouse. No pets. pets. ad to: Email and more! Credit cards welcome. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 @ NOON and more! Credit cards welcome. off Palmer or Fruitville; 34240 NO SMOKING SMOKING in in this this unit. unit. Credit Credit check, check, one one classified@yourobserver.com Sorry No Debits or Charges NO classified@yourobserver.com Health/Fitness/Beauty Health/Fitness/Beauty yearYour lease. Must have have impeccable references. Online source for local Classifieds year lease. Must impeccable references. 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Lanai with fabulous facility, low monthly rentals, Clark Rd area. golf clubs, hand & yard tools, (Please provide your name address) SENIOR LOOKING to purchase precious metals, Furniture, household, clothing and gardening items 15+ Families. deck drains, linens wheelbarrows, cleaning supplies, DUFFEL BAG: Saratoga Racetrack collectible, SENIOR LOOKING to purchase precious metals, view. Short walk to pool and clubhouse. No pets. & DUFFEL BAG: Racetrack collectible, 941-809-3660, 941-809-3662. linens & kitchenware. kitchenware. to: Email ad PANASONIC 6.1Saratoga Home Theater stereo system, and time pieces, pieces, coins, coins, jewelry and and antiques. antiques. Please Please more! Credit cards welcome. brochure racks, adding machines, PVC fittings, unused, $20. 941-224-1253. time jewelry unused, $20. 941-224-1253. NO SMOKING in this unit. Credit check, one classified@yourobserver.com $160. 941-753-8927. call 941-321-0707. electricalPark supplies, vacuums, wattDr. generator, Health/Fitness/Beauty call Marc, Marc, 941-321-0707. on one one side Golf Golf250 Pointe year lease. have impeccable$15 references. First 15 wordsMust ........................................... per week Park on side Pointe Dr. Online at: Business Opportunities lawn sprinklers, solar components, radiant ROPE BED: 1890's, walnut, $125.00. Antique iron Pictures & more details: estatesales.net ¢ JAVITA WEIGHT LOSS COFFEE: for those Call 908-692-7057. Pictures & more details: estatesales.net www.yourobserver.com Each Add’l word .......................................................50 ESTATE SALE EARLY DEADLINE NOTICE barrier, gasoline air compressor, lumber & form Good Things To Eat$950 HOUSE CLASSIFIEDS JAN CLEANING FRANCHISE: Down EARLY NOTICE bottle capper, DEADLINE $20.00. Bench $35.00. 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EARLY DEADLINE DEADLINE FOR FOR CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED ADS ADS 5811 14th St. W. Bradenton. Sunday, Nov. 17 -- 10a.m.-2p.m. DRIVERS: $5,000 Bonus! Merchandise EARLY online: www.YourObserver.com Sunday, Nov. 17tray 10a.m.-2p.m. 7275 N. Lockwood Lockwood Wanted Ridge Rd. love seat, coffee table, table, console table, None Pool Items: patio furniture, Simmons WE BUY CARS. TOP $$ PAID FOR YOUR 7275 N. Ridge Rd. IN THE THE 15” EAST COUNTY Speakers OBSERVER CRV KICKER Competition in a fiberSarasota Real Estate Assoc., Inc. Elite Weiler Pools Consistent Open Freight, Great-Miles on this Regional IN EAST COUNTY OBSERVER Elite Weiler Pools Tuesday 12-6 beautiful other china, 65" TV, signed CASH FOR Military Items. drum set with stool, end tables, lamps, prints, camping VEHICLES. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421. OpenOld Tuesday - Friday Friday 12-6 Swords, WILL BE ON glass, non-ported, custom Greg Nowak 941-809-6034 640 Apex Rd. in Sarasota Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2507. 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Christmas TreesStorage and Holiday Plants Soon. power tools, pool parts, rubber boots, paver EARLY DEADLINE FOR CLASSIFIED ADS power tools, pool parts, rubber boots, paver Sunday, Nov. 17 10a.m.-2p.m. MEN’S BICYCLE: BICYCLE: Huffy, Huffy, 6 6 speed, speed, grip grip shift, shift, red, red, STORAGE FACILITY Trailer. 7275 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd. Secure MEN’S STORAGE FACILITY Boat/ Boat/ RV/ RV/ Trailer. Secure bricks, shower showerElite & pool pool tile, stainless grab rails, IN THE EAST COUNTY OBSERVER bricks, & tile, stainless grab rails, Weiler Pools cruiser, facility, low monthly Open Tuesdayrentals, - Friday Clark 12-6 Rd cruiser, excellent excellent condition. condition. $85. $85. 941-714-0401. 941-714-0401. facility, low monthly rentals, Clark Rd area. area. deck drains, wheelbarrows, cleaning supplies, WILL BE ON deck drains, cleaning supplies, 640wheelbarrows, Apex Rd. in Sarasota 941-809-3660, 941-809-3662. Saturday 10-6 PANASONIC 6.1 Home 941-809-3660, 941-809-3662. brochure racks, adding machines, PVC PANASONIC 6.1 Home Theater Theater stereo system, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 @stereo NOONsystem, brochureoff racks, adding machines, PVC fittings, fittings, Palmer or Fruitville; 34240 Sorry No Debits or Charges $160. electrical $160. 941-753-8927. 941-753-8927. electrical supplies, supplies, vacuums, vacuums, 250 250 watt watt generator, generator, Business Opportunities ACCOUNTING AIR CONDITIONING ALUMINUM Your source for local Classifieds Business Opportunities lawn sprinklers, solar components, radiant ROPE BED: 1890's, walnut, $125.00. Antique iron lawn sprinklers, solar components, radiant Pool Items: new truck fuel tank, pool lights, ROPE BED: 1890's, walnut, $125.00. Antique iron barrier, gasoline air compressor, lumber & form HOUSE JAN PRO CLEANING FRANCHISE: $950 Down Personals bottle capper, capper, $20.00. $20.00. 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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013

Don’t miss these informative events from

Manatee Healthcare System Surgical Options for Weight Loss

11th Annual Speaking of Women’s Health™ Conference

Surgical and Non-Surgical Advancements in Management of Foot and Ankle Pain

Thursday, November 14 / 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. LWRMC Conference Room 1 Presented by Gerard A. Curtis, MD, University Park Urology Light refreshments served. Call 941.708.8100 to reserve your place.

Saturday, November 16 / 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join us for the area’s premier women’s health event.

Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto, FL 34221 For more information and tickets, call 941.745.7545

Treatment of Common Foot and Ankle Conditions

Includes a Free Screening of the Foot and Ankle Tuesday, November 19 / 5 – 6 p.m. LWRMC Conference Room 1 Presented by James M. Cottom, DPM, FACFAS, Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Light refreshments served. Call 941.708.8100 to reserve your place.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Options for Pinched Nerve/Slipped Disc/ Spinal Stenosis Tuesday, November 19 / 6 – 7 p.m. MMH Auditorium (off the Tower Main Entrance) Presented by Sajeev Nair, MD, International Center for Advanced Spine & Orthopedic Surgery Light refreshments served. Call 941.708.8100 to reserve your place.

It Only Hurts When I Sit/Walk/ Sleep or Breathe…Time to See a Hip and Knee Physician Thursday, November 21 / 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. LWRMC Conference Room 1 Presented by Jeffrey Silverstein, MD, Sarasota Orthopedics Associates Light refreshments served. Call 941.708.8100 to reserve your place.

Thursday, November 21 Monthly lectures / 6 – 7 p.m. MMH Executive Boardroom Presented by Stelios Rekkas, MD, Manatee Surgical Alliance Reservations required. Call 941.708.8100 to reserve your place.

Nasal Allergies & Sinusitis: Know the Facts Tuesday, December 10 / 6 – 7 p.m. LWRMC Conference Room 1 Presented by Viengsouk Phommachanh, MD, University ENT Associates Light refreshments served. Call 941.708.8100 to reserve your place.

Yoga Class for Those Impacted by Cancer – and for Cancer Caregivers Every Friday / 10:30 a.m. – Noon MMH MOMM’s Place, Suite 3F (next door to hospital) Facilitated by Ann Silverman, RYT No reservations required. For more information, please contact Andrea Feldmar, LMHC, Program Director, Center for Building Hope: 941.921.5539 x2213.

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November 14 / 4 – 6 p.m. Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W This support group is in partnership with Florida Home Health and MMH. Dinner is provided. Call 941.773.4628 to reserve your place.

Healthy Focus Support Group

Thursday, December 5 / 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. LWRMC Conference Room 1 Presented by Brian Rell, DPM, FACFAS, Sarasota Orthopedics Associates Light refreshments served. Call 941.708.8100 to reserve your place.

Lectures, classes and support groups listed are free unless a cost is noted.

HOPE Stroke Support Group for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

November 15 / 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. LWRMC Conference Room 1 Presented by Janice Froelich, RN, BSN, Director of Cardiovascular Services at LWRMC Lunch is provided. Call 941.708.8100 to reserve your place.

Lap-Band® Surgical Weight-Loss Support Group November 18 / 6 p.m. MMH Medical Office Building Lobby (next door to the hospital) This meeting will keep you on the road to success. Call 941.746.5111 x57756 for info and dates. new

Diabetes Support Group

November 26 / 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. MMH Classroom A (off the Tower Lobby) This meeting is open to adults who have pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Call 941.746.5111 x57756 for information.

Diabetes Self-Management and Education Mondays: November 18, 25 / 2 – 4 p.m. MMH Classroom A (off the Tower Lobby) Facilitated by Susan Schussler, RD, CDE Nutrition & Diabetes Education for You, LLC Cost: $25 for workbook This 4-week class will cover healthy eating, being active, monitoring diabetes medications and reducing risk of complications. Limited to 25. Call 941.708.8100 to reserve your place. Physicians are on the medical staff of Manatee Healthcare System, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Manatee Healthcare System. The hospitals shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

206 Second Street East Bradenton, FL 34208 941.746.5111 www.manateememorial.com 125888

Female Continence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

East County Observer 11.14.13  

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