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The Food Bank launches summer food drive. PAGE 3

+ Slipstream heads to Abu Dhabi

With approvals from Sarasota County in hand, SMR can begin planning for its Villages of Lakewood Ranch South project.

Scores show improvement for Manatee students Fourth-grade students bested the state average for the first time in years.

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LAKEWOOD RANCH — In a matter of minutes, Todd Pokrywa went from having a vision on paper to a project he and the team at SchroederManatee Ranch could develop after more than a dozen years of uncertainty. Sarasota County commissioners unanimously approved a rezone petition and related ordinances for the Villages of Lakewood Ranch South development May 21. Pokrywa, vice president of strategic affairs for SMR, Lakewood Ranch’s developer, has been working on the project since he joined the company in January 2003. “This is like game seven of the Stanley Cup finals and winning in triple overtime,” said Pokrywa, a hockey enthusiast who grew up in Canada. “It was progress, but slow progress — a lot of turns and curves along the way.” “Until (then), we didn’t have a project because of the obstacles,” he said. “Now, we believe the vision can practically be implemented. We are anxious to get started designing and planning.”

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A nonprofit dedicated to providing an international student exchange needs host families this summer. EF Homestay seeks homes for 60 Spanish and French students this summer. Exchange students will sharpen their English skills by “immersion” with their host families. The students will have field trips twice a week, as well. Spanish students will be in Bradenton July 2 through July 28, while French students will be in the area July 8 through July 28. Host families must be able to provide a bed, meals and welcoming environment, as well as a passion for sharing their American culture. Students in host families also can earn up to 60 hours of community service. For more information on the program or to become a host family, call 284-4529 or EFChela@gmail.com.

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East County students took national honors during the F1 in Schools National Championship and now will represent the United States in the world finals in Abu Dhabi this fall. Slipstream — a team composed of East County students Merritt Kendzior, Hannah Figueras, Madalyn Kumar, Domenic Aluise and Victoria Sinclair — won three contingency awards for best engineered car, best portfolio and best pit display. “This has truly been a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” says Merritt, Slipstream’s team manager. “We worked day and night to prepare our team for success and are extremely proud that our hard work paid off. We are pleased to carry on the winning tradition of Manatee County Schools.” Manatee’s Enigma Racing team finished in the top 10, as well.

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SMR’s Villages project has been in a holding pattern since 2002, when Sarasota County commissioners adopted the Sarasota 2050 Comprehensive Plan, regulations for future growth. Although the Villages was the first village-style project approved under 2050, it will become only the second project to come to fruition in 13 years under 2050 regulations. The 5,500-acre project, located south and east of the Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park in Sarasota, includes about 5,100 homes — compared with the roughly 8,500 homes already developed in Lakewood Ranch — as well as 390,000 square feet of commercial, office and retail space,

PROJECT BREAK-DOWN • RESIDENTIAL: 5,144 dwelling units in 12 neighborhoods • COMMERCIAL/OFFICE/ RETAIL: 300,000 square feet within two village centers plus an additional 90,000 square feet of additional neighborhood commercial uses • CIVIC/PUBLIC: 90,000 square feet

MANATEE — Students in East County Schools are reaching significant learning gains in reading, writing and math, according to FCAT 2.0 results released Friday by the Florida Department of Education. In third-grade reading, 51% of Manatee’s third-graders scored at the state’s designated level of proficiency, up 2% from 2013. McNeal Elementary led improvement with third-graders improving 23 percentage points in both reading and math, moving from scores of 70 to 93 and from 57 to 80, respectively. In writing, McNeal students improved by 2%, to 83 points. Gullett and Willis elementary schools both increased their proficiency scores in reading by 19 points. In math 54% of Manatee’s thirdgraders scored at the state’s designated level of proficiency, up 5% from 2013. Willis Elementary improved by 23%, from 69 to 92. “We are just really excited that our schools made, what I think is, great improvement,” said Diana Greene, deputy superintendent for instruction. “Our writing score for fourth grade was 1% above the state average. Many of those schools that showed gains were Title I schools.” Greene said the school district invested in training teachers, a move she attributed to improved scores, particularly in Title I schools such as Myakka City Elementary, which improved its proficiency level 52 points in writing, moving from 24% in 2013 to 76% in 2014. “Even in the midst of budget woes, we were allowed to remain

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Cops Corner..........12 Neighborhood.......17. Sports...................14 Crossword.............24. Real Estate...........22. Weather................24

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Food Bank launches food drive to fill pantries’ shelves The White Out Hunger campaign’s Grand Challenge kicks off earlier this year to meet the high volume of visitors to area food pantries during the summer. EAST COUNTY — Before she leaves for her weekly trip to a local food pantry, Lynda Young takes last-minute requests from her children, Derick, Veronica and Brianna. They ask her to bring home Fruit Loops. From 9 to 11 a.m., each Friday, Woodland, The Community Church opens the doors to its food pantry and welcomes Young and other families who count on receiving food items stored in a closetsized room located on the second floor of the church. “The pantry is really helping people who need food and who can’t afford a lot right now,” Young said. The food comes to the pantry, and others like it, from The Food Bank of Manatee. From June 1 through June 30, The Food Bank will work to collect monetary and food donations to fill pantries countywide through its annual Grand Challenge. Organizer hope to collect 110,000 pounds of food, overall. To boost food supplies from June to August, The Food Bank of Manatee, with the support of Manatee County and the Manatee County School District, launched the White Out Hunger Grand Challenge earlier this year to help feed students during the summer. “We’re trying to avoid a

+ Neal Communities plans for new development Twenty vacant acres on the west side of Lockwood Ridge Road and south of Whitfield Avenue may soon house a Neal Communities development. The Manatee County Planning Commission reviewed plans for Fox, a community of 37 single-family detached homes, during its May 8 meeting. Officials said development of Fox would not interfere with wetlands or wetland buffers on the property. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the project, which the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners will vote on during their June 5 land-use meeting. The development’s name will change, if approved.

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Lynda Young has utilized the food pantry at Woodland, The Community Church since it opened five years ago. She relies on the free nonperishable items to feed her three children. food shortage at Food Bank by being proactive and getting ahead of the increased summer needs,” said Jill McGarry, marketing manager of Meals on Wheels PLUS, the organization that runs The Food Bank. Since its inception in 2012, the Grand Challenge has been held in September to help pantries recuperate from the high volume of visitors in the summer, when families who normally utilize free and reduced-cost lunches at schools have a greater need. Volunteers and food recipi-

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ents said September was too late to start ramping up donations. Some pantries in Manatee County operated with 10% of the amount of food they normally had last summer, McGarry said. “Having 10% or less on the shelves is what we call crisis level,” McGarry said. “(In the past), we had to approach United Way for help.” The Food Bank provides boxes so volunteers can collect nonperishable food, diapers and other items from neighbors and co-workers. Participants can pick up boxes for donations at Meals on Wheels PLUS, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Organizers hope each participant can collect $1,000 or 1,000 pounds of food. Although the Woodland pantry held enough food to feed 60 families May 23, Young still worries about the scarcity of food in upcoming months. Woodland’s food pantry director says she’s lucky to feed 20 families over the summer because the one pallet of nonperishable foods the pantry receives at that time isn’t enough.

WAYS TO HELP The Food Bank of Manatee’s White Out Hunger Grand Challenge campaign asks for the monetary or food donations of nonperishable foods, diapers and baby foods. Individuals may drop off items to the Meals on Wheels PLUS warehouse, located at 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, or to any donation bin. The Food Bank will host a White Out Hunger Party fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. June 5, at a private residence. Tickets can be purchased for $50 at foodbankofmanatee.org. “The food just goes fast,” she said. McGarry said she hopes the Grand Challenge will provide enough food to feed all 60 families this summer. For more information on how to donate or help, call 747-4655 or visit foodbankofmanatee.org. Contact Amanda Sebastiano at amandas@yourobserver. com.

Fashion designer Michael Kors and the Z Galleria secured spots at The Mall at University Town Center, according to Sarasota County building permits. Kors holds a reputation for high-end purses and accessories and has locations at nearby shopping centers, such as Ellenton Premium Outlets and Tampa’s International Plaza. A Los Angeles-based home furnishings store known for its upscale home furnishings, Z Gallerie has more than 50 locations nationwide, including a store at Tampa’s International Plaza.

+ County earns accreditation for emergency management The Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) approved Manatee County Government as an accredited jurisdiction for preparedness and response to community disaster preparedness May 14. To achieve accreditation, emergency management programs must adhere to Emergency Management Standards. EMAP trained employees then review a community’s efforts to determine accreditation, a press release states.

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SARASOTA — When former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris set her mind to bringing the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Finals to the SarasotaBradenton area, she rallied the support of both counties to secure a bid for the event in just a few days. Now, it’s time for action. The area will host the finals June 5 through June 8, with pentathlon events held at the Selby Aquatic Center, 8301 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota, and at the Sarasota Polo Club, 8201 Polo Club Lane, in Lakewood Ranch. It’s the first time the event has been held in the United States in more than 40 years. Athletes from 22 countries will compete in the finals. “This unique sport, to me, fits perfectly with Sarasota, which has such a diverse population,” Harris said. “It’s outdoors. It’s intelligent. It’s such a great family-friendly event.” Pentathletes compete in five sporting events: swimming, fencing, equestrian show jumping and a com-

bined run/shoot event. Women compete June 6, while men compete June 7. The mixed event will be held June 8, with closing ceremonies held at Siesta Key Beach. Swimming will be held at the Selby Aquatic Center, while all other sport events will be held at the Sarasota Polo Club. The Polo Club will be the hub for activities with music, vendors and booths, food and drink for purchase and other festivities, including a visit by the Sailor Circus. Harris noted many of the athletes competing in the finals are vying for a chance to compete in the the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and will return to the area when Nathan Benderson Park hosts three additional Modern Pentathlon events: the 2015 World Cup Round 1 Competition (March 2015), the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials (March 2016) and the 2016 World Cup Final (June 2016). Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@yourobserver. com.

SCHEDULE MODERN PENTATHLON 2014 WORLD CUP FINAL When: June 5 through June 8 Schedule: June 5: Opening ceremonies, at at the Ringling Museum of Art; June 6: Women’s competition, held at Selby Aquatic Center and the Sarasota Polo Club; June 7: Men’s competition, held at the Selby Aquatic Center and the Sarasota Polo Club, and the Sponsor Gala held at the Ca d’Zan Mable Ringling Museum of Art; and June 8: Mixed competition at the Selby Aquatic Center and the Sarasota Polo Club and closing ceremonies at Siesta Key Beach. Details: Pentathletes will compete in swimming, round-robin fencing, equestrian show jumping, running/shooting. Tickets: One-day admission tickets: $12 (18+); $5 (student/child age 5+); and $5 (veterans/ senior citizens); Three-day admission tickets: $12 (18+); $12 (student/child age 5+); $12 (veterans/ senior citizens); and admission for children 5 and younger is free. Information: sbpentathlon.com

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Residents unclear on county’s fertilizer ordinance Sixty-five percent of 600 survey respondents did not know the dates for Manatee County’s fertilizer ordinance.

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Manatee County’s fertilizer ordinance bans the use of nitrogen- and phosphorous-containing fertilizers from June 1 through Sept. 30.

phorous- and nitrogen-banning fertilizer ordinance (See sidebar). Asked when phosphorous was banned from fertilizers, 72% of responders marked an incorrect answer. Sixty-five percent of surveyed individuals didn’t know the dates nitrogen-containing fertilizers are banned (June 1 through Sept. 30). The survey also found that residents typically don’t apply their own fertilizer. Eleven percent of the individuals perform their own landscaping, which shows that residents and

SUMMER FERTILIZER BAN TAKES EFFECT Residents of Manatee County will have limited options when it comes to lawn care once the county’s blackout dates for certain fertilizers take effect June 1. The county’s fertilizer ordinance prohibits using nitrogenbased fertilizers from June 1 through Sept. 30. Residents and businesses also are banned year-round from using fertilizers containing phosphorous. Additionally, fertilizer cannot be applied within 10 feet of the water’s edge. The ordinance is meant to prevent fertilizer from washing into retention ponds and later into the Tampa Bay, particularly during Florida’s rainy season. The nitrogen and phosphorous found in grass clippings and in fertilizer can cause algae blooms or have harmful effects on ponds and water systems. “The (grass) roots absorb nutrients and the nutrients are produced in grass blades. If you shoot them into pond, they degrade and release nutrients, which are harmful to fish,” said Ron Brown, divisional manager for the county parks and natural resources’ environmental protection division. The county also requires landscapers to be certified to apply fertilizers in Manatee. For more information, visit mymanatee.org.

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EAST COUNTY — For River Club resident Gordon Harrison, the retention pond in his backyard and the bank around it should look as pristine as his own yard. The grass around Harrison’s pond stays neatly trimmed. “We like it to look nice over here,” Harrison said. But for Dorian Morgan, the sight evokes a feeling of concern. While homeowners typically view the ponds as community aesthetics, their primary purpose is controlling stormwater and preventing flooding. Morgan can’t help but think of the impact the clippings and stormwater runoff have on the environment. As grass breaks down in the water, it naturally releases the phosphorous and nitrogen it contains, as well as fertilizers absorbed while it was alive. “(It’s) like dumping a bag of fertilizer into it,” she said of grass clippings falling into the water. Morgan, director of research and social marketing for Uppercase, the Tampa-based public relations firm hired to educate residents about Manatee County’s fertilizer ordinance, has been working to educate River Club and Lakewood Ranch residents about the ordinance and about behaviors that affect wa-

landscape professionals must work together to comply with the ordinance, said Rob Brown, the divisional manager for the county parks and natural resources’ environmental protection division. “It’s really up to both the homeowner and the landscape professional,” Brown said. “How many homeowners are doing landscaping themselves versus how many use landscape professionals? Not many.” In preparation for the enforcement of the fertilizer ordinance, Morgan, along with University of Florida representative Emily Ott, posted signs, held information sessions and hosted tours of retention ponds to educate residents in summer 2012. No tours or information sessions have been held with the residents since 2012 — something Morgan hopes to improve. She plans to host more outreach initiatives once she finishes compiling reports of survey responses. During her next trip into the communities, Morgan also plans to incorporate information on the benefits of planting plants near stormwater ponds. The plants would serve as a buffer between residents’ lawns and the ponds, Morgan said. But, she said, some residents say plants block their view of the water. “It’s a sticky subject,” Morgan said. Contact Amanda Sebastiano at amandas@yourobserver.com.

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EAST COUNTY — As she paced around in her beige high heels, the gaze of District 5 Commissioner Vanessa Baugh never left her audience. Baugh spoke to about 50 people May 21, during a town hall-style forum at the Esplanade community clubhouse. Attendees voiced concerns about the number of new developments being created and said there are not enough streets to alleviate the traffic congestion on major roadways, such as at Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and State Road 70. Baugh shared about planned transportation improvements, including extensions of Lorraine Road and Lakewood Ranch Boulevard south to Fruitville Road, which are projects associated with SchroederManatee Ranch’s Villages of Lakewood Ranch South. Sarasota County commissioners finalized approval of the project May 21. “You won’t get these improvements in a month, but we’re already in the design stages,” Baugh said. “It’s going to get done.”

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She vowed to push for other road projects that would improve traffic along University Parkway and Interstate 75, as well. Baugh agreed to hold the forum after hearing from Esplanade employee Josh Meredith via email. He asked her to lead a forum that would address transportation and growth in the Lakewood Ranch area — issues he’d identified as concerns of Esplanade residents. Baugh enjoys visiting area neighborhoods in her district and holding meetings to learn what topics her district’s residents have on their minds, she said. She also has plans to travel to other communities, such as the Palm-Aire Country Club, during the summer. “When I ran for office, I said that I wanted to have Town Hall meetings,” Baugh said. “If I don’t meet with people, how am I going to know where they are coming from, what their problems are, and if there’s something I can do?” Contact Amanda Sebastiano at amandas@yourobserver.com.

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Scott said he still pursues his goal of creating 700,000 private-sector jobs. Already, 640,000 private-sector jobs have been created since he took office, he said. Scott said he will continue to advocate for tourism in Florida, because every 80 tourists create one job. He also commended Florida’s educational system and stated Florida’s fourth-graders have some of the highest reading rates in the world. When attendee Burt Rosenfield, of Longboat Key, stood to ask the governor a question, he prefaced it by telling the governor: “First, great presentation. From when I saw you in 2009 to now, ‘whew!’” Even Scott laughed. Scott is campaigning against former Florida Gov. Charlie Christ.

LAKEWOOD RANCH — Florida Gov. Rick Scott made a special stop in the East County May 21, as John Saputo, owner of Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, and Joe Gruters and Kathy King, hosted a fundraising event at the distributorship. Guests mingled with Scott during a pre-lunch reception, before grabbing boxed lunches and sitting down to hear him speak. Scott shared about his upbringing in poverty and how he, as child, learned to work hard and be entrepreneurial. “I grew up in a country where everything was possible,” Scott said. “I ran for governor because we are ruining our country. You can’t have an antibusiness attitude and say, ‘I want better jobs for my children and grandchildren.’”

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FCAT / FROM PAGE 1 focused on supporting our schools,” Greene said. “This is just the first wave (of results). I’m very proud of our principals, teachers and students and support staff. They’ve overcome a lot.” FCAT results also included scores for eighth-grade and 10thgrade students in writing. At the middle school level, scores of eighthgraders at Braden River increased by 7% to 61 points, while Haile and Nolan Middle schools

remained close to 2013, both dropping by 1% to 54. At the high school level, Braden River increased its writing proficiency score by 12 points, to 64, while Lakewood Ranch dropped slightly, from 67 to 62 points. Scores released last week are the first round of FCAT scores to be released. Final school grades and assessments will be released by the Florida Department of Education next month. Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@yourobserver.com.

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ELEMENTARY

B.D. Gullett Bashaw Braden River Freedom Gene Witt McNeal Tara Willis

READING 2013 2014 55 53 68 52 70 70 61 68

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It also has pledged $7.5 million toward one of two road options to be determined by Sarasota County: an east-west connector 90,000 square feet of public/civic space, a across Interstate 75 from the Villages to Catnew elementary school site and other fea- tlemen Road, or an extension of Iona Road. tures. “We’ve committed to significantly more The ordinances approved by commission- than our impacts,” Pokrywa said. “People ers last week will allow SMR more flexibility need to be able to get in and out of the comas it develops the project, including: munity. This is all going to help alleviate • having two smaller commercial centers traffic concerns that have been discussed (one near the corner of Lorraine Road and recently (for University University Parkway and anParkway and I-75). This and other farther south in the the diverging diamond (in“Until (May 21), we project adjacent to the Long improvements didn’t have a project terchange Swamp conservation area) at University and I-75) will instead of one larger combecause of the obsta- help the regional road netmercial node for the whole cles. Now, we believe work.” development; Under SMR’s transporta• having fewer required tion agreement with Sarathe vision can practiproduct types per neighborCounty, it first will cally be implemented. sota hood within the community extend Lakewood Ranch (three compared with five); We are anxious to get Boulevard. Clearing and • and allowing the option of the roadway started designing and grading for an alternative elemenmust be finished the same tary school site. time as the construction planning.” The approvals, which did of the first home. The road — Todd Pokrywa, vice not include any increases within SMR’s property must to development totals or president of strategic be finished by the time the changes in land uses, also affairs for Schroeder300th home is constructed, translate into infrastructure Manatee Ranch Pokrywa said. improvements on the loThe county will extend cal transportation network. the road south after that. SMR has committed to extending Lakewood Currently, Sarasota is working to identify Ranch Boulevard and Lorraine Road south the road’s alignment — a path that should be to Fruitville Road and the construction of an solidified over the next month, Pokrywa said. east-west connector from Lakewood Ranch The extension of Lorraine Road will come Boulevard along its southern boundary. online either once 2,000 homes have been

VILLAGES / FROM PAGE 1

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Number of village centers, or commercial areas, designated within the project Number of neighborhoods within the project.

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Approximate percentage of homes within the Villages that will be considered workforce or affordable housing

Number of lakes around which homes will be constructed

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Number of years that have passed since Sarasota adopted its 2050 Comprehensive Plan

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR + Anonymous donation aids veterans through VFW post For the second year in a row, an anonymous donation of $1,000 was made during our Memorial Day Buddy Poppy drive. This past Saturday, our VFW Post 12055 was distributing poppies at the local Publix grocery stores in the East County area. A man hastily walked up to one of our

Number of acres in the mixed-use Villages project

MATH 2013 2014 64 61 57 53 59 57 58 69

73 21 55 72 64 80 73 92

Writing 2013 54 55 55 52 67

WRITING 2013 2014 81 39 58 64 65 81 53 59

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Writing 2014 61 54 54 64 62

BEHIND THE PROJECT Schroeder-Manatee Ranch’s Vice President of Strategic Affairs Todd Pokrywa has been working on the Villages project since he came to work for SMR in January 2003. An Urban Land Institute study solicited by SMR identified the property for development in December 1999. SMR Pokrywa unveiled its vision for the Villages of Lakewood Ranch South in 2001, and the Sarasota County Commission picked the project as a village test site for its 2050 growth plan in April 2003. The county, however, did not approve the project’s development of regional impact application until May 2010. Since that time, SMR has been working to address development regulations that prevented it from developing the project. “The vision over the course of this time hasn’t changed,” Pokrywa said. “It’s been trying to solve the labyrinth of 2050. With this approval, we now have the certainty we were seeking to move forward.” developed or when development occurs adjacent to Lorraine Road. “We’ll really have some good alternatives for moving traffic through the community without having to rely on University Parkway and I-75,” Pokrywa said. Pokrywa said SMR does not have a timeline for development, but plans to move forward as quickly as possible with planning. Neighborhood development, Pokrywa said, likely will begin in the western portion of the project. SMR could develop the Villages’ 12 neighborhoods itself or sell land with entitlements to other developers. Whether SMR would incorporate more private gated communities, such as Esplanade, Central Park and the future age-restricted development of Del Webb at Lakewood Ranch — remains undetermined, Pokrywa said. Infrastructure improvements for the Villages could start as early as 2015. Contact Pam Eubanks at peubanks@yourobserver.com.

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distribution points at the Publix on SR 64 and Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, deposited a roll of bills and walked away without exchanging any words or taking a Buddy Poppy. That evening, when we looked, we discovered that the roll of bills contained 10 $100 bills for a donation of $1,000. We want to heartily thank this individual and assure him that 100% of all funds col-

lected when we distribute Buddy Poppies are used to support veterans. This is a charter issue with the VFW and is monitored closely. This is the second year in a row that this has occurred. David Daily Commander VFW Braden River Post 12055


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The eighth annual Dick Vitale Gala May 16 netted $2.1 million for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Visiting celebrities included Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey, UCLA head coach Nick Anderson and NBA star Nick Anderson, among others.

Supporters tee off for education Supporters of public education teed off May 16 for the 18th annual Phil Galvano Golf Classic, at the Legacy Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch. The event, organized through the Manatee Education Foundation, included a visit by NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino. Right: Principal Chuck Fradley, Principal Randy Mungillo, Jeb Mulock and Trevor Gooby play on the Pittsburgh Pirates team.

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SHERI POTTER A flag is more than just a decorative cut of cloth — it’s a symbolic embodiment of a country’s principles, and there are extensive guidelines regarding its handling and display. So, when Old Glory becomes worn, faded or tattered, it’s not simply thrown out — it’s honored with a special retirement ceremony. For Girl Scouts of the Gulf Coast troop leader Sheri Potter, the ceremony holds a special place in her heart. She was especially moved after witnessing another troop perform the flag-folding ceremony for the first time. “It nearly brought us to

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MAY 13 METAL MATTERS 7:16 p.m. — 6300 217th St. E. Information Only. The complainant reported the metal hook she had just purchased to support her fence had broken. The complainant wanted to report the incident for informational purposes only.

MAY 16 JEWELRY HEIST 12:25 p.m. — 14000 block of Stirling Drive. Theft from a Building. The victim stated that unknown suspect(s) removed an $18,000 gold twisted-rope bracelet from her bedroom bureau sometime between March 6 and May 2. She recently moved into a new residence, and there have been two work teams in and out of the home completing repairs.

MAY 18 10:20 p.m. — 5000 block of Lorraine Road. Information Only. The complainant was driving southbound on Lorraine Road when he observed two juveniles on

3:05 p.m. — 8100 27th St. E. Abandoned Autos. While patrolling, the deputy observed a blue motor scooter propped up against a telephone pole along the side of the road. The rear tire was flat. The tag and battery was missing and appeared as if it had been abandoned there. The deputy ran the VIN through Teletype with negative results. A sergeant approved the towing of the vehicle.

the roadway. As he drove by, one of the juveniles picked up an unknown object and threw it at the front of the vehicle. The youth then ran eastbound. The victim stopped his vehicle and then chased the juveniles on foot but only caught one of them. The other juvenile could not be located after a search, although the apprehended juvenile took the deputy to that child’s home. The victim did not find evidence of damage to his vehicle, but wanted the incident documented.

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Cheerleader ranks high at worlds Lakewood Ranch High sophomore Karlyn Hanson cheers for the Mustangs, as well as the Brandon All-Stars. LAKEWOOD RANCH — Karlyn Hanson stood just off the floor not knowing what to do or say as several pairs of eyes peered back at her in silence. With a crutch tucked under each arm to support her sprained ankle, the then eighth-grader nervously watched dozens of girls her age try out for a coveted spot on the Brandon All-Stars competitive senior team. Hanson, who had just moved to Florida from a small town in Tennessee at the time, had already mailed her tryout video to the coaching staff. Now, all she could do was wait. After the two-day tryout ended, Hanson learned she had received one of the spots on the team. “It was really scary and very intimidating,” Hanson says of attending the tryout. “My parents made me go in, but it helped me adjust more. It was a good way to get started off. “My sprained ankle was a blessing in a way, because I feel like it would’ve been a lot worse if I had to try out (with everyone else). It (definitely) taught me to be open to new things.” Now three years later, the Lakewood Ranch High sophomore balances her time between cheering for the Mustangs and being a part of the Brandon All-Stars senior co-ed Level 5 team. Hanson closed out her third competitive season with the Brandon All-Stars during the 2014 Cheerleading Worlds April 26 through April 28, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Hanson and her teammates finished second out of 91 teams in their division, which featured teams from the U.S., Japan and Thailand, among others. “It’s crazy because there were so many people there, so to be able to get second was really cool,” Hanson says. “I never dreamed I would go to worlds and win second. Of course we all wanted to get first, but I’m grateful for the opportunity. Coming from a small town, it’s just amazing.” Following the 2014 Cheerleading Worlds, Han-

SEE HANSON / PAGE 15 Lakewood Ranch High sophomore Karlyn Hanson joined the Brandon All-Stars after moving to Florida in the eighth grade.

football by Jen Blanco | Sports Editor Braden River sophomore Devontae Fields gains positive yardage in the first quarter.

Focused on the Finish The Braden River High football team slipped past Cardinal Mooney 8-0 in its spring game May 22.

BRADEN RIVER — Every spring game is virtually the same. There are no live kickoffs at the beginning of each half or following a scoring drive. Punters don’t face the anxiety of a calculated pass rush. And the second string and junior varsity team players typically see at least a full quarter of action. But although the spring game rules remain the same, each team’s mindset and approach to the game varies from year to year. For Braden River, the past three weeks have been all about improving and becoming fundamentally sound. “When you have 16, 17, 18 practices in the spring, you work on the basics,” coach Curt Bradley says. “We’ve got some new guys that we have to develop, and we just want to continue to move this program in the right direction. Progress is what we’re looking for.” Across the field, Cardinal Mooney coach Josh Smithers simply wanted to see his players show effort for four quarters. The Cougars knew they were going to be outmatched upfront on both sides of the ball, but spring is all about learning and finding a team’s weaknesses well before the regular season begins. “You know that with spring you aren’t really preparing for a game,” Smithers says. “We spent most of the time learning how to line up. I would’ve like to see a little better execution, but that’s what spring’s for. We’ll go back and evaluate it and we’ll try to get better.” Both teams showed good effort while at

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the same time proving there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Braden River quarterback Jacob Huesman, who will assume the starting role this season after serving as a backup last year, connected with Travis Williams for a 31-yard touchdown with 6 minutes, 17 seconds remaining in the second quarter. The two also connected for the 2-point conversion. The touchdown proved to be the lone score of the night, as Braden River held on to beat Cardinal Mooney 8-0 during its spring game May 22. Braden River and Cardinal Mooney both had several opportunities to get on the scoreboard, but fumbles and dropped interceptions hindered the teams’ performances. “We did not finish drives,” Bradley says. “A couple turnovers we had hurt us there. Whether it be the last rep in the weight room or the last sprint in summer conditioning, we’ve got to finish so that we have that mentality that close enough isn’t there. We have to get over that hump and finish it off.” “I would’ve liked to have seen a little bet-

ter execution,” says Smithers, whose team recovered three fumbles. “Our execution at times wasn’t real strong.” With exactly three months between last Thursday’s spring game and the fall kickoff classic, Braden River will spend the summer improving to build off last season’s 5-4 record. Meanwhile, the district champion Cougars will spend the majority of their time in the weight room adding size and strength to their offensive and defensive lines. Braden River will travel to Poinciana High Aug. 22 for its kickoff classic, before opening the regular season Aug. 29, at North Fort Myers. Cardinal Mooney will host Bradenton Christian Aug. 22 in its kickoff classic before traveling to LaBelle for the season opener Aug. 29. “I told them, ‘How good can we get?’” Bradley says. “‘How much better can you get as an individual? How much better can you get as a team? In these next 90 days, how much can we progress and improve this football program? That’s the goal.’” Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@yourobserver.com.


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Both projects are currently underway.

+ Chargers tryouts upcoming

+ Pittsburgh Pirates plan renovation The Pittsburgh Pirates are in the middle of planning a new major league clubhouse at McKechnie Field and a new strength-and-conditioning facility at Pirate City, in Bradenton. The Pirates recently

earned the honor of Best Ballpark Renovation (more than $1 million) from Ball Park Digest. The 22,500-square-foot clubhouse will include a strength-and-conditioning room, athletic training room, hydrotherapy, equipment room, 65 lockers, kitchen and dining hall,

coaches conference room and media and press-conference space. At Pirate City, the twostory strength and conditioning facility will include a coaches office, conference room, private office, storage room, server room, restrooms and an open exercise area.

+ Falcons unveil new field house St. Stephen’s Episcopal School unveiled its new Falcon Field House during an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony May 16. The Field House is the final phase of the Moore Athletic Complex at Turner Fields. The roughly 7,000-square-foot Field House is home to a weight room, training room, whirlpool and hot tubs, a football locker room, boys and girls showers, coaches offices and a laundry room.

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St. Stephen’s Head of School Dr. Jan Pullen cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the new Falcon Field house. The Field House concludes the $5 million campaign that began

fundraising and construction of the state-of-the-art athletic facility Moore

The Lakewood Ranch Chargers Soccer Club will host free tryouts for its U8 to U18 competitive soccer teams June 3 and June 4. All tryouts will be held at Premier Sports Campus. Each competitive team practices three times a week during the 10-month season. Individuals interested in trying out must preregister by visiting chargerssoccer.com and selecting the Lakewood Ranch Community tab. For more information, contact Antonio Saviano at 910-231-1070. Athletic Complex at Turner Fields, which hosts football, track and field, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis and cheerleading events, “The new Falcon Field House is the icing on the cake to our new Moore Athletic Complex at Turner Fields,” Head of School Dr. Jan Pullen says. “Our student-athletes will be able to have great sports conditioning and care in this wonderful space thanks to the board and those in the St. Stephen’s community that made this latest facility a reality.”

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A former gymnast, 16-year-old Karlyn Hanson has been cheering since she was in the fourth grade.

HANSON / PAGE 14 son returned to the gym to prepare for another series of tryouts. Three weeks ago, Hanson made Lakewood’s varsity squad for the second consecutive season. She and her teammates traveled to Naples Lely High to cheer the Mustangs on in their spring game May 23. “It’s a good opportunity,” Hanson says of cheering for Lakewood. “It’s really fun to meet everyone, and it’s good to represent the school. Friday nights are crazy because there are so many people in the stands.” A week after making the Lakewood cheerleading squad, Hanson made the Brandon All-Stars for the third consecutive year. Hanson will now spend the summer practicing three days a week with the Brandon All-Stars in addition to practicing with Lakewood. Hanson plans to spend the time strengthening her tumbling skills, which include adding on to her double full, before returning to the sidelines to cheer on Lakewood’s football team at the end of August. Contact Jen Blanco at jblanco@ yourobserver.com.

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The Braden River Soccer Club closed out its spring recreational season with its Riot at the Ranch tournament May 17 and May 18. Boys and girls ranging in age from U8 to U12 participated in the two-day tournament. Left: Braden River Soccer Club’s Chad Anderson, 9, sends the ball up the field. Below: Eight-year-old Adrian Hernandez maintains possession for Manasota in the second half. Pros wide receiver Derek White hauls in a pass deep in the Semi-Pros territory.

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A home in Concession sells for $2,825,000 The following residential real estate transactions took place between May 12 and May 16. A home in Concession tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Ernest Hodge, of Union City, Ga., sold his home at 18808 Ganton Ave. to Michael Stone, of Peoria, Ill., for $2,825,000. Built in 2012, it has four bedrooms, five baths, two half-baths, a pool and 7,325 square feet of living area.

has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,212 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $596,000 in 2003.

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Bennie and Elizabeth Barton, of Sarasota, sold their home at 7036 Treymore Court to Rocco Vitacca, trustee, of Sarasota, for $660,000. Built in 2001, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,163 square feet of living area. Deutsche Bank, trustee, sold the home at 7130 Treymore Court to Pauline Bennett and Gary Begor, of Sarasota, for $385,000. Built in 2003, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,407 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $385,000 in 2003.

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Thomas McDonald, of Lakewood Ranch, sold his home at 7505 Mizner Reserve Court to Stephen and Eileen Yarmolyk, of Laurel, Md., for $655,000. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,437 square feet of living area. Bank of New York Mellon,

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This home at 7505 Mizner Reserve Court has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,437 square feet of living area. It sold for $655,000. trustee, sold the home at 12803 Forsgate Place to Wahoo Inc. for $600,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,014 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.17 million in 2005. Kathleen Hazell, of Lakewood Ranch, sold her home at 7063 Twin Hills Terrace to Donald and Vanessa Baugh, of Lakewood Ranch, for $540,000. Built in 2001, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,813 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $750,000 in 2004. Bruce and Virginia McNally, of New Castle, Del., sold their home at 7428 Riviera Cove to Mark Engeberg, of Lakewood Ranch,

for $455,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,478 square feet of living area.

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Larry and Dianne Prickett, trustees, of Holmes Beach, sold the home at 506 Sand Crane Court to Margie Marks, of Bradenton, for $645,000. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 3,061 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $559,900 in 2003. Bradley and Amy Martell, of Sarasota, sold their home at 9923 Portside Terrace to Ryan and Maria Harvey, of Bradenton, for $640,000. Built in 2003, it

Michael and Caroline Cox, of Bradenton, sold their home at 14809 17th Ave. E. to John Simon, of Parrish, for $525,000. Built in 2006, it has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a pool and 3,649 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $451,500 in 2012. Frank and Nancy Coggshall, of Harwinton, Conn., sold their home at 13410 Third Ave. E. to Onesime Nault and Charlotte Nault, trustees, of Bradenton, for $332,500. Built in 2000, it has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a pool and 2,267 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $270,000 in 2009.

The Moorings at Edgewater

Robert and Sheilah Hillman, of Scarborough, Maine, sold their Unit 201 condominium at 6515 Moorings Point Circle to Richard and Myrna Freyman, of Lakewood Ranch, for $525,000. Built in 2004, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 3,117 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $541,100 in 2004.

Edgewater Village

Jeffrey and Linda Kahn, trustees, of Sarasota sold the home at 8118 Waterview Blvd. to Jeffrey and Donna Carlson, of Lakewood Ranch, for $455,000. Built in 2000, it has three bedrooms,

three baths, a pool and 2,723 square feet of living area.

Magnolia Hammock at University Place

John and Ruth Andersen, of Winston-Salem, N.C., sold their home at 7606 Heyward Circle to Mark Mitchell, of Ashburn, Va., for $399,900. Built in 2004, it has four bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,637 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $326,000 in 2010.

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Deborah Brent, of Ontario, Canada, sold her home at 11720 Cullen Park Terrace to Gary and Therese Tully, of Breezy Point, N.Y., for $390,000. Built in 2011, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 2,148 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $346,100 in 2011.

Hampton Terrace at University Place

Irwin and Nancy Katz, of Bradenton, sold their home at 7931 Edmonston Circle to Louise and Joseph Coviello, of Sarasota, for $375,000. Built in 2005, it has three bedrooms, three baths, a pool and 2,652 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $531,000 in 2005.

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Myakka City 941-748-6300 941-812-5023

11419 Water Willow Ave #M5846453 $295,000 Kathy Valente

Lakewood Ranch 941-748-6300 941-685-6767

FAMILIAR FACES. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. Showcase your property to over 6,500 affiliate branches in 52 countries. 337 Bow Ln #M5845245 $289,000 Debbie Capobianco

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-704-2394

10018 Reagan Dairy Trl #A3991511 $279,900 Kristen Srur

Bradenton 941-966-8000 941-350-0612

314 Winding Brook Ln # 103 #A3998001 $279,000 Jonathan Fox

7427 Greystone St #M5845815 $1,395,000 Deborah Angelo O’Mara

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

572 Toledo Rd #M5845137 Janet Fleming

$245,000

Bradenton 941-383-7591 941-544-6649

708 Foggy Morn Ln #M5846428 $277,000 Mary Fiorini

Bradenton 941-907-9595 941-526-6755

4668 Long Lake Dr #M5844336 $275,000 Charlene Griffith

Sarasota 941-907-9595 941-400-5081

6009 44th Ct E #A3992608 $274,900 Sandra Maslen

Braden River 941-907-9595 941-726-0035

North Port/Venice 941-748-6300 941-524-8240

3304 E Chelmsford Ct # 60 #A3998235 $245,000 Catherine Lamphier

Sarasota 941-907-9595 941-400-4219

3507 24Th W Ave #A3998269 $204,000 Elizabeth Gardini

Bradenton 941-951-6660 941-356-0096

6368 Robin Cv #M5846320 $199,999 Rebecca Zimmerman

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-224-4824


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These are the largest East County building permits issued by Manatee County for the week of May 12 through May 16, in order of dollar amounts.

EAST COUNTY Address

Permit

Applicant

Amount

7435 Greystone St. 9635 Discovery Terrace 22907 73rd Ave. E. 608 147th Court N.E. 11717 Forest Park Circle 3107 45th St. E. 7805 Derby Court 7314 Loblolly Bay Trail 6903 47th Terrace E. 22301 76th Ave. E. 7181 Drewrys Bluff 7189 Drewrys Bluff 5333 Tide Point Way 7618 Heyward Circle 4834 Kilty Court E. 14339 Stirling Drive 6128 95th St. Circle E. 12773 Fontana Loop 5807 White Oak Bayou Court 6916 Stetson St. Circle

Pool Renovations Garage Pool Pool Enclosure Roof Addition Pool Pool Re-roof Door/Window Pool Pool Re-roof Pool Cage Re-roof Pool Cage Door/Window Door/Window

Audrey Price Stuart Katz Christopher Diello Wayne Henry Penelope Larosa James Pierce Jr. Nelson Linam Ronnall Fincher Manfred Jordan Stephen Martin Gene Osborne Robert Shoff Harold Rarey Thomas Wagenhauser II Richard Lockitsky David Millstone Braden Chandler William Kaline Jeanette Wirz Richard Ulmer

$67,563 $61,000 $57,520 $49,689 $45,809 $40,000 $35,950 $35,000 $33,562 $33,000 $25,750 $25,000 $24,800 $21,000 $20,160 $17,749 $17,500 $17,215 $16,850 $16,500

6931 Winners Cir #A3989315 $1,800,000 Nancy Phillips

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-400-6078

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feet of living area. It previously sold for $299,000 in 1999.

Tidewater Preserve

WCI Communities LLC sold the home at 907 Preservation St. to Scott and Julie Weldon, of Bradenton, for $349,000. Built in 2013, it has three bedrooms, two-anda-half baths, a pool and 2,294 square feet of living area.

Schroen, of Cary, Ill., for $347,500. Built in 1999, it has two bedrooms, two baths and 2,234 square feet of living area. Christine Burton, of University Park, sold her home at 8730 49th Terrace E. to Mark Loach and Clara Viana, of Bradenton, for $335,000. Built in 1999, it has three bedrooms, two baths, a pool and 1,844 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $250,000 in 2011.

5008 64th Dr W #A3974762 $1,490,000 Adam Cuffaro

Bradenton 941-752-2683 941-812-0791

2590 Ranch Club Blvd #M5839692 $1,295,000 Joanna Sternberg

SARASOTA 941-907-9595 941-928-7345

3436 Mistletoe Ln #A3998423 $1,200,000 Judy Wright

Longboat Key 941-907-9595 941-232-8041

16025 Daysailor Trl #A3995573 $1,185,000 Robin Bowman

Lakewood Ranch 941-907-9595 941-779-5000

14208 11th Ter NE #M5845282 $1,150,000 Laura Tracy Clekis

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-915-4167

1619 Palma Sola Blvd #M5845522 $950,000 Cheryl Roberts

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-266-1450

660 Marbury Ln #M5843337 $925,000 Jody Shinn

Longboat Key 941-748-6300 941-705-5704

13723 Oasis Ter #A3998413 $797,500 Ryndie Brusco

Lakewood Ranch 941-951-6660 941-809-6913

14618 Secret Harbor Pl #M5845046 $689,000 Deborah Angelo O’Mara

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

3302 Twin Rivers Trl #M5841023 $599,500 Joe Foster

Parrish 941-907-9595 941-812-7634

2104 87th St NW #M5846384 $599,000 Ralph & Megg Faillace

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-713-9142

12506 Harbour Landings Dr #M5845498 $525,000 Patty Brooks

Cortez 941-748-6300 941-545-1194

Rosedale

611 Riviera Dunes Way # 302 #M5831746 Laurie Rastovski

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

7111 15th Ave NW #M5837998 $189,000 Kathy Valente

704 67th Avenue Ter W #M5840086 $109,900 Laura Tracy Clekis

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-685-6767

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-915-4167

Palmetto $2,900 941-552-4200

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

4906 Newport News Cir #M5846457 $170,000 Nicole Ryskamp

317 Timberlake Dr # 317 #M5846164 $99,900 Laura Tracy Clekis

Bradenton 941-907-9595 941-807-1766

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-915-4167

Bradenton 941-552-4200 941-773-4372

5260 Hyland Hills Ave # 1624 #A3956112 $1,600 David Perkowski

Sarasota 941-552-4200 941-416-0932

Bradenton 941-748-6300 941-224-6447

Bradenton 941.748.6300 • Lakewood Ranch 941.907.9595 • IMG Academy 941.752.2683

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6210 36th Ave W #M5841517 $114,900 Debbie Capobianco

Palmetto 941-907-9595 941-518-0708

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9203 69th Ave E #M5845954 $189,900 Patrick Defeo

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John and Elizabeth Fitzgerald, trustees, of Lakewood Ranch, sold the home at 5110 87th Court E. to Jeffrey and Leslie


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Record Temperatures High

Low

High

Low

Tuesday, May 20

89

66

94 (1974)

54 (1917)

Wednesday, May 21

86

65

96 (1927)

55 (1924)

Thursday, May 22

85

66

96 (1974)

53 (1994)

Friday, May 23

85

68

96 (1959)

57 (1981)

Saturday, May 24

86

68

95 (2012)

55 (1971)

Sunday, May 25

90

73

94 (2012)

58 (1931)

Monday, May 26

90

70

94 (1995)

55 (1979)

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Thursday, May 29

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6:36a

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0.42

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Items Under $200 For Sale

Business Opportunities

Cleaning

Landscaping & Lawn Service

GOLF RANGEFINDER, SkyCaddie, never used, perfect. Sell for $175 o/b/o. 941-907-0904.

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

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

Help Wanted

BRAZILIAN CLEANING Service by Maria. Residential. Meticulous Cleaning. Excellent References. Free Estimates. Reliable. Lic./ Ins. 941-400-3342. 30 YEARS experience. We take pride in pleasing customers. Homes, schools, churches, resorts, offices. 941-756-4570.

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.

Autos Wanted GOTTA CAR you wanna sell? The good, the bad, or the ugly. Call now! 727-400-1910. WE BUY CARS. TOP $$ PAID FOR YOUR VEHICLES. Call Hawley Motors, 941-923-3421.

DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2507.

Homes For Rent

BRAND NEW Serta Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set. Willing to sacrifice for $150. Need to sell quickly! (941)387-4810.

LUXOR MHP $500/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

Garage/Moving/Estate Sales

Real Estate Wanted

Furnishings

AUCTION MID-CENTURY DESIGN SUNDAY, JUNE 1ST @ 1PM Inspection Sunday Day of Sale 11am-1pm The sale will be held at our Auction Gallery located on the Southwest corner of 301N & University Parkway. *****FEATURING: Danish Modern Furniture, Lucite, Signed Modern Art, Retro Lighting Fixtures, Jewelry, Signed Sculptures, Rugs, Glass and Pottery from several local Estates.***** 13% Buyer’s Premium 3% Discount for Cash or Check Elliott Bernstein Auctions AU3504 - AB2545 Gallery Phone: 941-351-3002 Photos & more: www.auctionzip.com www.ebauctions.com Auctioneer ID#8290

WANTED LUXURY ANNUAL RENTALS For Qualified Waiting Clients Contact - Sarasota Luxury Rentals 941-225-1356 email: info@sarasotaluxuryrentals.com Personalized attention with professional honest advice. 25 Years Experience - References available

Nice Sale Sale Conducted by Palma Sola Sales Numbers at 8a.m.

ESTATE SALE Saturday 5/31 - 9:30a.m.-2p.m. 915 48th St. Dr. E., Braden River Lakes 34208 (Located off SR64) Glasstop dinette with castered chairs, china cabinet, oak wash stand, computer desks, Baldwin piano, recliners, mahogany sofa table, double bed set, remote ship model, Samson refrigerator, Tinmore washer and dryer, tools, kitchenware, swing, patio table and chairs, china, glass and bric-a-brac. Nice Sale Sale Conducted by Palma Sola Sales Numbers at 8a.m.

General Merchandise BARGAIN BOOKSTORE. Big selection. Low prices. Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Rd., Sarasota Monday-Saturday.

Lost & Found MISSING: BRACELET. Solid gold, rope design, 1” wide. Belle Isle East Country Club. No questions asked for safe return. Family heirloom. Sentimental value. Reward. 941-907-8468.

Merchandise Wanted CASH FOR Old Military Items. Swords, uniforms, insignia & old guns. Call 941-416-3280.

Pools/Spas HOT TUB seats 5, with lounger, 110 or 220 volt. Never used. Can deliver. Sacrifice $1895. 941-462-0633.

Personals *ADOPTION*: California Music VP. Close-knit Family, Beaches, Unconditional LOVE awaits 1st miracle baby. Expenses paid. Joanna* 1-800-552-0045. FLBar 42311.

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

GENTLEMAN GARDENER. Refine your space. 16 years LW Ranch resident. I’m in your backyard! 941-724-5792.

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ESTATE SALE Friday, May 30th - 9:30a.m.-2p.m. 6021 Ferndell Street - Garden Lakes ESTATES 34203 (Located off SR70) Southern comfort sofa, pair of glasstop end tables, Jasper painted secretary, rockers, wall unit, sectional sofa, pair of recliners, coffee and end tables, rattan dinette, patio table and chairs, computer desk and chair, queen bed set, cranberry glass, hand painted china, tools, kitchenware, linens, and much more.

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THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014

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LAKEWOOD RANCH

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941.345.5636 $449,000

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premiersir.com/id/A3997675

941.587.4894 $485,000

RIVER CLUB

AMBERLEA

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4815 Fallcrest Circle Marty Warren & Carmen Baskind 941.302.2408 premiersir.com/id/A3979072 $375,000

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COTTAGES AT BLU VISTA

Rim Road Kevin Milner

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941.539.3287 $305,000

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